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It was at the Liverpool railway station that Lord Kildonau confronted his wife and Crosraont, the sickly light of a flick ering gas lamp high above falling on hia figure, on what could be seen of his face. The words froze on their guilty lips; the blood leaped up, and then seemed to stag nate in their veins as the cold eyes pierced them. Crosmont stopped, and stared up, as still as a dead man, shattered, con founded, without a word, without a cry. Lady Kildonan, with a hoarse and broken shriek that rang in hideous echoes through the huge bare station, staggered back, back, with starting eyes and strug gling breath, until, before they could stop her, before they had even time to realize the danger she was in, she reached the edge of the platform, and with a .last fatal backward step, fell with a moan on the metals. Lord Kildonan sprang'down line a young man, lifted her in his arms, and stared into her fac-e. When Armathwaite joined him, the old Scotchman’s face was all broken up with passionate anxiety, his voice broken and weak as a child. “I Inua not killed her, Frank, have I? Speak, boy, speak!” he said in a husky whisper, as he lifted..the head that hung limp and powerless oixvia shoulder. Armathwaite, whose Itrofissianal in stinct had given him back all his rcim at the moment of the accident, looked at her, touched her. “No,” he said, briefly; “she is not dead. We must get her on to the platform! Crosmont!” This call to the young man, who was still standing like a statue with dull eyes and leaden limbs, woke him to life and action. He would have helped to raise the prostrate woman, but Lord Kildonan, in his coldest, harshest tone, forbade him to touch her. The latter, with the assist ance of Armathwaite, lifted her on to the platform just as the Branksome train steamed slowly up towards them. Frank suggested that she ought to remain in Liverpool that night—that it would be dangerous for her to travel. Her head had fallen on the metals; no one could tell yet what injury she had sustained. Lord Kildonan was immovable, i “She must go home!” he said, briefly. “And if it should kill her, my load ?” “We can still perhaps save her reputa tion,” said Lord Kildonau in his coldest tone. But he was deeply moved, tie never took his eyes off his wife’s white face as they carried her into a compartment and laid" her on the seat. Crosmont still stood on the platform, and Armathwaite went back to him, and laid his hand on his arm. The agent was shivering like a man with ague. “Come,” said Armathwaite, “you must come back .with us.” \ , “N'o, no,” said Crosmont, hoarsely. After some few moments’ appeal! warn ing him 11' 1:1 1 fHat jflOf SMUfUIiItSC 5.1 ’’per- j induced him to take 38&88!thc next compartment to that VflMMn., husband and wife, weirdly traveling. Then, after ex- Kildonan anil j" r^TW lt was a tf "Me efwn hours ing nil the without move- Lady Kudo-aim b y muttering a few meut. from time tl or opening words to herself mcohcrei , | WOIU'S u. ~y blank stare <* her eyes vs d' l . ain automatically only to close the V impression, without having taken in > Februa ry At seven o'clock ou ™*Jj a into Brank morning, the trP gtol j paße roused Lady some station. , d u and looked Ivildonan; she Surug* * ' incoherent vacantly about her, mutten >8 she ly that It . w . a f_| at “vlthout noticing her should be late—b’ J put her veil over her companions, ria t her> t 0 which face and fastene p accept she made no An &1 . ed his suggestion to . the station, lowed him to lead . u s u was her apparently ancon u- - ker t&tter . husband who er si de. Sne turn ins footsteps on 0 direction of the ed instmctivel} m Uvedi and house wheie Anne street they at the opening covere d cart waiting with found a small c treacherous the woman who bad b £* maUlwaite reCog accomplice inside it. first t hat she | n'i/.ed her at once, - herself, and sec- 1 looktxl a little as^m^herseu, mrf ond ’ b ;..-eM when “she saw how ill the lady rT? They lifted her into the cart; looked. | n( -> . , . lace beside her, r ,. an 1 n, That he might prescribe for her i Mu hi”"iS "* Or f SS ; Matthews Who drove herself stmw'd at the bottom of the private path stopped at her custom; and to The Or - Kildouan, th h >TTs noT gTowing'excited and fever who 1 . ..." a, tVio npivi+p .'the hill, through the private gate, 1 • h Tas open, and into the house by which was I , T hioh Lord Kildoimn bad Tn,Tn a narrow private staircase, opened upon _ a* at the top, by donail’s apartments unobserved by any body except her ladyship’s maid. With the assistance of this woman K ild ! ,na CU ,!?‘°L?. £ „ tont an ' hour, at the end of xvith tier about an uoui, "T U ' h r tTiefTherlo"'am of 'her hus- T'idkly TuThow this terrible event would affect , ‘lfvTTrTuTTlie reached the agent’s ’ house it was half-past nine. the > Liverpool and would not be back until the afternoon. Alma, hearing the doctor’s voice, came out into the hall, tie told her that some thing very serious for Ned had happened. He knew her husband had returned from Liverpool, but the servants had not seen him... “He lets himself in with his own key,” Said She. “He may be in his study. Come with me.” They went out together, going by some instinct so silently, so softly, that their footsteps, their movements scarcely made a sound as they went from end to end of the old house. At the study door they stopped, and, with a loud-beating heart, Alma knocked. There was no answer. She did not knock a second time, but looked at the handle with a pale, fright ened face, as if she did not dare to touch it. Armathwaite came forward and open ed the door. Sitting before the grate, which was lit tered with scraps'of a torn letter, and in which the gray ashes of the previous night’s tire yet remained, sat Ned Cros mont, his legs stretched out, his head on his breast, his arms hanging loose at his sides. Alma had often seen him almost in that attitude, and it reassured her. She came further into the room, calling softly, “Ned!” He did not answer, he did not move. Armathwaite thought she knew tlro-tasilh. Not having been prepared for some sight unusually shocking, it did not occur to Alm-y. that death could come so suddenly and ym o quietly. She came close to him with *."*id steps, thinking that he was lost in miscJ n We brooding, put her arm round his shoulder., -nd tried to draw him to her, kindly, com terylv. His head had rolled heavily against he, breast. “Ned, Ned, never mind,” she whispered, feeling, with a thrill through her gentle heart, that at last the moment she had expected had come, when he did not re pulse her, when he was glad of her sym pathy; “I’ll comfort you, Ned—l’ll console you. Never mind what it is, I’m sorry. He is dead,” she said, solemnly, raising her eyes to the doctor’s face. Then the tears began to gather in her eyes, and, bending over the dead man, she put her lips to his forehead, not in sorrowing love, but in pity and forgive ness. “Come, come away,” whispered Frank, who saw that the struggling emotions of horror and womanly regret and irrepressi ble. relief were trying the sensitive lady beyond her strength. She let him lead her out at the door, which Frank dosed softly behind them; but before she had made three steps along the passage she suddenly drew away her hand from his arm, put it up to her head, Ilf LUH 4.IVJIU Ul3 CL I Lit, i'll L L ujr IV CIX-C and, with a low cry as of a prisoner who sees the dungeon doors flung suddenly ,i open, she reeled and fell to the groundj l''rankgatheredhjW^^jJg®rt|rtM|Mß work and to'the drawing room. There carried her down, but seating h'.m he dad not put he w j n( Jow in the self in an armchair by me he full Maze of t e mi)ment s tenderly rocked her fo f ha(J been a child, “ue .eyes shone with hope and I,i !^ an r d lXttieonf,’’ 0 he e 'wluspered into.her ‘•Poor wMow; you have deal ears. wronging no .T S tt°e snatched a passion ate kiss; but silent, he snatc touched hers, the the instant b jJ r fa( .e, and her brown color her i . of eyes met Ins w h a sou l. From the wakening of a si 1 S known rTnk r S her to her feet, and gently support of his arm, said gr^tlnk d y™e y better now, modarm If ouM suggest Tour remaining here, while IZt 35 'lT a iT WE for them to know, and prevent tneir ui=- tU wr>mnk°vcu. You are very kind,” said T 7- in- with her eves on the ground. Sh w f th S f wia bow, and without another I . her Frank left the room. But I 1555 tera s? sss'tss su 'was there, each almst able to hear the was tn , to£ the other. But beating o pUvnk of wood be there was omy a tin P bgen a tween t he whole world. And ba T' e T a en. StW away to his work and T\tv and she to the woman’s part of patiently waiting and °a SdTng o h f%tX! but with a solemn requiem. Ctq BE COSTIKUF.D.) _ ~ Moral Suasion. j c™tipr'aa—Do you mean to sav j that your tethers never thrash jou? | Ll Sn ß °atTur e "hool. Old Gentleman | What’s that? Boy-Oh, we get kep , and stood up in the corners ana , locked out, and locked in, and made to , 1 -T one word a thousand times, and , ”’S,a” Editor's Rural Teleplton* System. A Missouri editor has had erected, equipped and connected with his pn t - in& office an estansive system of tele- t phone lines, going not only to near-hy , t wvns but. also to numerous farm- , houses His original object was solely i Jo gain news more easily tor his paper The enterprise has developed untU , now he has an extensive rural tele- • phone system. Jl the linen shirtwaist, Porter’s Xinen Now Employed in a De lightful "Way by the Dressmakers, The embroidered shirtwaist of port er’s linen needed but to come and be seen to achieve unconditional surren der to its excellence. Porter’s linen, by the way, is another example of a plebeian material put to patrician uses, for the French shirt makers, observ ing the fine wearing qualities and good color values of the blue homespun linen blouses worn by the railway porters, promptly began utilizing the stout and simple goods for their patrons’ easy little, summer waists. The linen, which is woven with an uneven thread and other careless work in order to simulate the ine qualities of the handloom, comes in two colors: a pure rich deep blue and a lighter blue that seems to have a white bloom on it. These are called washed and unwashed blues, in imita tion of the fine true color the porter’s blouse possesses when new and first worn worn and the effect of water and sun on it after many washings. With the color and texture the sim ilarity ends. Most of the smart blue linen blouses are enriched With hand needlework, laid over the bosom only or scattered over the entire length and width of the garment. In many in stances the collar and belt are made to exactly match. . On the expensive waists this needle work decoration serves as a substitute for tucks. Not, however, that tucked shirt waists are in the least losing their vogue, regiments of pale brown batiste and cliambry and madras waists tucked solidly have appeared on the counters. The newest of those are very finely tucked and then embroid ered in white, or decorated directly on the tucked surface, with pale cream colored lace applications, which run over their broad sailor collars and full fronts. The albatross shirtwaist, that fast ens down the back with a row of close set fiat pearl buttons, or fastens up the front only from neck to bust, and is put on over the head, has been claimed by the woman who wears short skirts. She prefers it in blue with a black satin Kaiser stock, hav ing the decoration done in applied ; bands of bright Oriental cotton em broidery. Both the albatross and the cotton embroidery improve under the laundress’s hands,—New York Sun. The Unselfish Garden.V Every unselfish person’s Jgai'den should have a corner from wicli to gather flowersfor giftstoone’s flmnds,. use in the house and for peAonalJ the s cb a place' can , SOW the odds and ends °f seeJtleft after sowing the garden befeJM ! seedlings may he transplanted I.) at thinning-out time. Here from the window garden may bfc put out to root, and they will flower m due season, thus helping to frmsh a •n-eater variety than annuals alone will be able to give. Such a “cut-and . come-again” corner is often the/most , delightful part of the garden. Among : the desirable plants for it whici can , not he obtained from seed are helio tropes, carnations and tea roses. H 1 will pay the woman who loves choice flowers to invest a little money in each of these. They will bloom throughout the season and afford a vast amount of pleasure at small expense Old plants of carnations are more desirable than young ones. Those you have wintered in the house may be used here to good advantage and new ones grown on tor next season’s use. Heliotrope is easily grown from cuttings. Tea roses cost ing from five to ten cents a plant will soon grow to flowering size.-Aew ; Tort Commercial Advertiser. _________ • Hints to'Needle-Women. Never use long basting-threads, es i necially in the basting of waists, nor think to save time by taking long 1 stitches. Pins should be used plenti t fully while fitting a garment on the i fi^ ur e but they should be replaced im mediately with regular basting the moment the garment is removeu. The position for hooks or buttons, and toi the corresponding eyes or button-ho.es, should be carefully out-lined with thread in preference to marking witn ! pencil or soapstone, i When curved seams to l> : stitched up on the machine, fine bast . | juc.-_i.e., by means of short stitches 1 ! becomes imperative if the seamstress 1 | would avoid puckering in her work. 11 such curved work be around the foot of a skirt, as in the case of a flared ruffle the hem first should be basted, lightly sponged, and carefully pressed before the stitching is done. The ama -1 teur dressmaker is sometimes troubled I over a slight bulging at the point of la dart in the skirt or bodice, when I otherwise the garment fits most satis- I factorily. Generally this may be ob- I viated by lightly sponging the part I in question, and pressing w ith hot j iron so that a quick shrinking follows. —Harper’s Bazar. liaising ol- Belgium Hales. Two women in Ashtabula, Ohio, who started a rabbitry little more than a rear a ; o with three Imported Belgium hares, costing §IOO apiece, have now besides the original three a hundred others, worth as a whole not less than SIOOO. In addition, to these tMj ihave sold over §3OO w o-th of stop i fluring the year. In a recent interview one of these women declared -hat qo i more delightful occupation fiNm theirs could be found for won/Xi. “We feed and water the hares twice a day,” she said, “although some authorities think that once is sufficient. We have never had a case of snuffles, slobbers or sneezes in our rabbitry. Keeping track of their pedigree gives us no end of bookkeeping. “Four litters a year, and sometimes six, is the rate at which Belgian hares multiply, and the number of babies in each ranges from five to nine. The price that the animals will bring de pends mostly upon age. Full blooded stock is worth from $lO to $25 up to six months old. After that a;je they bring more.” V Women Have a Darning; Club. The women of Centralia, Mo., have organized a darning club. Men’s socks are a specialty in their new organiza tion, and it has been denounced as an encouragement to baelielordom. The officers of the club are the most expert menders and they assist the rest by showing how to mend the worst holes. “She who cannot darn cannot join” is the club’s official mot to, but exceptions have been made in the interest of uninstructed sisters and the motto no longer has the force it had at first. Meetings are held fort nig'htingly and the club boasts of hav ing darned 144 pairs of hosiery at a sitting. Members only are admitted to the afternoon sessions, but in the evenings admiring husbands are permitted to attend and to watch their better halves at work. No charge is made for the sock darning and those bachelors of Centralia who expect to live elsewhere in some period in their lives are very anxious that such a useful institution as its darning club shall he imitated as widely as possible. Simple Morning Gowns, Morning gowns are most essential now to the comfort of every woman who likes to he well gowned, and by the term “morning gown” is not meant to include matinees, tea gowns, or similar loose flowing garments, but rather trim little costumes of cloth, linen or cambric, as the season may warrant, and made in simple style without elaboration, so that they are equally suitable to be worn in the house or out-of-doors. The simple morning gown for the city should serve for marketing, for household er rands, and for other utilitarian pur poses; but is not at all like the plain tailor gown, which, of course, is quite feasible for any morning wear out-of doors. These gowns have, as a rule, waists to match the skirts, although the skirts are made so they may be worn with shirtwaists.—Harper’s Ba zar. . vtf! i ■ . r*V- Oddities in Ribbon. A new departure in narrow ribbons has tiny pin spots all over on white or contrasting grounds, and tubular-- that is, woven double. These are in- j.-,q f or cravats, and there is an fancy w enodd"w aSTarbled ejects in s -irUns, Tffiey d are P< in facfreproductions of the years ago’, but very pretty in thmr new treatment. Meet edges figure many of the new ribbons. Pretty little coats for children are j of grass linen, made up over color. lf Color combination's In the net" gd gloves, especially m taitans, strikingly handsome. L aro-e pearl buckles of different de signs “are the prettiest of anything o the kind for children’s coats. White lace, with an applique of pom- T^srszsrsxss: a ucauwxv. -street gowns. , _ < Fe it outing hats are trimmed as . sr-— 00, ors, the kumchundas. T ittle lawn jackets for children are made in colors and have a- U The lower part is pleated and seem eu to the yoke hy a beading of " h *te. | The "old embroidered veil is tne lat me , showing lmes of t S lr c ctried out“in tinsel , thread is supplemented by gold spots i on the plain net. Vs the fad for going about Dare - headed in the country will " nd °" b 3 > lv be followed this year, much care f | win naturally be taken in dressing the t . . A n sorts of fancy bows and 1 combs will he used for this \ .-.t.,*s?iir fucked all Annie "Teen glace silk tucked an satin liberty should accompany this V Simple and serviceable long cape, --he front, sloping up slightly, is 0 SaeU Hn,S * Simply stitched with wlme It J # little more than knee lengt . . .( little more uis.itn „ w fnl garment which would he useful many purposes. _ ;‘®- Chief among the toilet at the moment are wa£. fuJ Some are most artistic, stones inserted m wrongs e ver or gold. enamels linked tiro ; ing chains, wii®p , kind will be JF SOME SPIDER STORIES. Proctor Knott’s Story of the Spider Tba Cauglit a Mouse. It is a curious fact that floating threads from the webs of spiders will take the bluing off a gun barrel. I have been unable to find out why. The threads of the big tropical spiders are distinctly bitter to the taste, but though the first thought a man has when he tastes anything bitter is that it must be good for medicine, the only use the healing art makes of spiders’ webs is to use them to stanch the flow of blood. The kind of web used for that grows under the counters of gro ceries, and it was one of these spiders that caught a mouse. I will admit, right in the beginning, that this looks like a pretty large story, but it is sub stantiated by no less a personage than the late Proctor Knott, who was then Governor of Kentucky, though his greater claim to fame was his speech in Congress about Duluth, “the zenith city of the unsalted seas,” as he hu morously called it, which is very far indeed from being anything nowadays but a plain statement of fact, as he lived to see. Governor Knott made a statement of the event and sent it to Professor McCook, whose authority on the spider question nobody will dis pute. Pie saw the spider shortly after she had snared the mouse by the end of its tail, and while it was still alive and struggling half-way off the ground, and he saw it after it had been hoisted nine inches from the floor and all "wrapped up in silk. He calls par ticular attention to the way the spider kept stirring up the mouse by biting it so as to get another line on it. I can just imagine that spider after she had worked all day hauling on lines and hallooing “o-hee!” to her children that were helping her—if, indeed, they didn’t stand around and let her do all the work. “Law!” she gasped when the prize was finally landed in the nest, “I’m just done out! But, my! ’Twas worth it! Phew! Why, come in, Mrs. Linyphia. Hain’t seen you I don’t know them. Children, get up and let Mrs. Linyphia set down. Ain’t you got no manners at all? Bun along now and don’t he gawking at the com pany like you never seen nobody be fore. Yes, I done it all myself, and -t just about tuckered me, Mrs. Linyphia. I don’t know’s I’ll ever get over it. I strained my back terrible lifting so hard, but I thinks to myself, ‘l’ll meb by never git another chance to git so much neat in to once, and my family Is such turrible eaters.”— Harvey Suth erland, in Ainslee’s. WORDS OF WISDOM. Fitaltforces are seldom visible. All tricks come back to the trickster; Hasty judgments are apt he harsh. / Some flowers oust f Alt their seeds may fall. jV- The flowers of honaßprCom in the soil of humility. A man may have iBSm mind//! H. man ■ - anT out a cutting rfBQT unwilling to me,, .auuro never secure success. The best proof of a man’s character is taken in the press of Me. He who talks of to neighbor s mote iT to hide his own team. The man who revolves around him- s q f -will never get anywhere. LI worth depends on what you J and uot on what you have. AU men have equal rights but not equal resolution to reach them fl Chaff may be ground as fine flour but it will not make The assets of character 1G vou are and not what you hat e. y . nnd tears promises lowing in pain anu i-*- the reaping in plenty and triumph. I=-"S”rrs tion" __ni usually wince on the 1 sp ttThere W L US c-c y icnce is most W Z only man who * di, seminate his thoughts j concentrate them.—ham . Aluminum IVire. ' mn.ro are three separate transmi - - ci -cu ts from the Niagara power Sl ° + ’Buffalo Woof which are house to Buffal same pole ?m P e Pe The thhd circuit is strung upon S-SSHfri 1 i same resistance as each ot 1 I of thirty-seven strands. At the pr J er^to'useAluminum 3 t-here the conductors do not have to he insulated. The conductivity of alit minum is less than copper, and h m-ice per pound is greater, but tre puce i f aluminum if -1 1 of the metal. When therefore re ance per pound is taken as the ua, for comparison, aluminum is _ he cheaper.—Cassier s Ha„a_ Abating-. Good Effects of frujt tJj The apple is suchh its remarkaf few are familiairties. Everybc|( efficacious -mat the very best till■ 1 ought to # to fat apples just befd ] : they e."' tbe ai S*t. The apple is f i 1 retfh b ™ ln f °od, because it hi i i r Phosphoric acid in easily digest ?t ex ?> a “f Uy othei ’ vegetable know i it excites the action nf fha m + aetlon of tlj e liver vi motes sound and healthy sleep’ ar thoroughly disinfects the mouth P Th surnl if ••/ he aPPIG WutSZJS su plus acids Of the stomach, helps il Mney secretions and is one of t best preventives known of diseases! me throat. -D r Searlec h t Agriculture. *’ 13 3ou ™4 a OUR BUDGET 0E HUMOR LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR LOVERS OF FUN. On the Bridge at Midnight— Art Cookery —Needed Explanation—Calmer Topics A Leading Question Extenuating Circumstances, Etc., Etc, I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clock was striking the hour, And I wondered what the hour had done That the clock should strike it twelve times one, Within the old church tower. . —Philadelphia Record. Art Cookery. “What lovely brown biscuits she makes!” “Yes; in colorature cooking she is quite unexcelled.”—Puck. Needed Explanation. Mrs. Homer—“My oldest boy is get ting to be just like his father.” Mrs. Gadboy—“ls that compliment ary to the boy, or otherwiste.'”—Chi cago News. Calmer Topics. “Our next-door neighbor is getting old.” “What do you go by?” “He’s quit talking baseball and gone to talking garden.” —Detroit Free Press. A Reading- Question. Hobb —“I put one hundred dollars in the bank for my baby the other day, for his majority.” Nobh—“That’s good. How long are you going to keep it there?”—Harper’s Nazar. Extenuating Circumstances. She —“You know we are told to love our neighbors as ourselves.” He —“Yes; hut when that was writ ten it wasn’t known that I was going to have my mother-in-law for a neigh bor!” —Yonkers Statesman. Could Peep Over It. I entered the place trustingly, as is my wont. “I should like to l<sok over your col lars,” said I. “Alas!” giggled the haberdasher, “I fear your neck, is too short!” For, in despite of our vast commer cial expansion, there are still among us those who would rather be bright than succeed in business.—Detroit Journal. Aii Optimistic Confession. “Don’t you think- you are a little ex treme in your optimism?” Foss'ibly, But it is due to my love of originality. This world has so mfiny conspicuous faults that there is no use of trying to make any impres sion by pointing them out. But if you, can call attention to anything in the least degree praisej^telfr the chances are that be hailed. as a discoverer. -^ ington stai , Eslendly Tr latment Bad Enou „ h . -file— *i i i i xi,„ x -■ _ T hate to have that man for ari enemy.” Browne —“Who is he?” Tovrae —“I don’t know, hut he punched my head once.” Browne—“ Well, if he wasn't an en emy I’d like to ” Towne—“Oh, you see it was all a mistake. After he punched me he said, ‘Excuse me, Buddy, I took yer fur a friend of mine.’ ’’—Philadelphia Press. An Objeotor. “I nearly fainted during the cere mony,” said the bride. “Really! Why so?” “Well, you know, when the minister asked if any one knew any reasons why the couple should cot marry?” “Yes.” “Well, in the intense hush that fol lowed. Mr. Longwed leaned over to Jack Davis and I heard him whisper: I ‘I do; tliousands and thousands of I ’em.’ ’’-Indianapolis Sun. I . flashed. Thcfeautiful Griselda beamed radl antlyfpon me. “I p not care for potatoes unless theyl'e mashed!” said she. ■ywing,” said I, “that woman’s ' lovf for the most part responsive. men • Ife the waiter came with the beef st|, smothered, and as we filled our f J with these our conversation be ef: naturally less philosophical and & desultory.—Detroit Journal. Sweet Conceit. mere was moonlight and the waters ihe lake glimmered like molten dia |hds. A thrush sang sleepily and dm a botit rocking on the bosom of f placid waters came the faint tinkle a guitar. “What would you say,” he cried in w, husky tones, leaning toward the linty vision occupying the other end the boat, “if I were to tell you that think of you day and night, and ■en dream of you?” “Well,” she replied, with a soft-stop irgle, “I would say you were capable J. HUUIU OUJ J ciu tU'iC CilJJcllUltJ f)t most beautiful thoughts.” After that he rowed viciously.— •Denver Times. A Cautious Millionaire. > Mr. Midas (about to make will)—“In 'disposing of my estate, while I am anxious that my son should liaVe the benefit of a goodly share of it, I do not wish him to become possessed of it in bulk.” Lawyer—“ Excuse me for saying it, but the inference of that instruction Seems to do your soil injustice. He has always seemed to me to he a young man absolutely free from any tendency to dissipation.” j Mr. Midas—“ Very true, but you can (not tell to what channel ambition for (notoriety may lure him; he may take Jit into his .head to become a United States senator.”—Richmond Dispatch.