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THE BARItE DAILY- TIMES; . RARRK. VT.. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1912.
3 Deacon Carter's Goat ' By M. QUAD 4 Copyright, 1912, by Associated Lit erary Press. When Deacon Carter's widowed laughter died she bequeathed him a goat. It was brought home and made to understand that Its future lines were to be cast in pleasant places. It was given the run of the yard, and for jhree daysts attitude elicited sympa thy and commendation. It really shed tears over the mistress and the home It bad lost, nd then it braced up and became playful. The deacon had a tomato patch, and he went out one morning to pick two or three tomatoes to go with his break fast As he gathered them there was a concussion, and it was ten minutes later when his wife came out and found him Just coming to himself again. I. "W-what is it, Jeptha?" she gasped. f, "Tbe-the goat!" , t "What about him?" "Came on the run and struck me with his head!" "But I don't see how he" But she did see. The goat came bounding on like a cyclone and bowled ' her orer and over until she struck the row of sunflowers. The- deacon got hold of a bean pole and kept the goat off, and they got into the house, lamed Jn every Joint This was the outbreak. ,Tt was the end of the gout's serenity. 'Men had to be called to help tie him up, and those who hudn't looked upon him before now came to gaze. Nobody w ished the animal ill. On the contrary, It was generally held that grief had driven him to desperation. The deacon was advised to sit up all night and watch to see that Billy didn't commit suicide by hanging Two days passed quietly, but on the evening of the second the goat quietly slipped his colla and set out to see the sights of Romeo. "While ranging around he encountered six different persons on their way to prayer meeting. He took ' them in a fast as he came to them. Some went rolling into the ditch and some against the fence, but all under went the same sensation. They thought a tree bad fallen on them. Even a good man can't escape conse quences if he Is the owner of a butting goat. Next day six limping people wanted to know what Deacon Carter was going to do about it Like the square man that he was, he offered them $3 apiece and made settlements. "If it wnsn't that I had promised Haiiner on her dying bed" he said to his wife ns the, last victim limped away. "I know I know, deacon," was the reply. "We ll have to keep him." "We will." Dum hU hide!" "S-s-s-h! There he stands in the floor!" That night the goat was shut up in the barn, but there was a window through which he jumped, taking the sash and glass with him. Mr. Grig?, the grocer, had locked up and was on his way home when some white object flashed before his eyes and he knew no more for half an hour. The sexton of the Baptist church has spent two hours sweeping and dusting, and had started for his fireside with his hands clasped under coattalls. He went down like ripe barley before the sickle. Abraham Davis, the undertaker, was taking a little walk before going to bed, or bad stepped outside the gate to take one, wnen ne went aown wun a crasn and was out of range of the wireless for ten minutes. Then he crept into the house on hands and knees to ask his wife how the earthquake had affected her. There were half a dozen others that were treated to various surprises and sensations, and this time it cost Dea con Carter $50 to settle. He was a good man, and he had the interests of Romeo and the United States at heart, but bis fellow townsmen didn't pro pose to be butted into insenslblity for nothing. "We'll have to sell him," he said to his wife with a sigh. "But think of Banner looking down from heaven !" "Then we'll give him away to some good family." "And Hanner's ghost will haunt us!" The goat was chained up, and for two days he was a quiet, reflective ani mal. He stood most of the time with half closed eyes, as If seeing bla past ind hoping to see his future. Then Sunday came, and the people gathered at the church. The goat worked some sort of hocs pocus on that chain and was once more at lib erty. The doors of the chnrches stood wide open, as if Inviting goats to en ter with, the sheep, and this goat enter l& He entered on the run, and within three minutes he had driven out the congregation. Those that were a little slow were given aid. Could such a thing as that be over looked and the offender forgiven? You know It could not With pickets pulled from the fence, with clubs and rocks and umbrellas, they swarmed for the goat, and though he fought back they were too many for him. They finally hemmed him in on the bridge, closing In to take his life, when he went over the rail Into the creek and was drowned. "I s'pose nanner is an angel," ob served the deacon's wife as they sat together that evening. "Yes, I s'pose no." "And she saw It all?" "Yes." , "What do you think she thunk?" "rrobably thst she had a fool for a father." 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It will cost you only 25 cent to try ZEMO first and prove it. ZEMO is sold in 25-cent and (1 bot tles, or sent direct, on receipt of price, by E. W. Rose Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo. Try a 25-cent bottle and when convinced, get a $1 bottle which con tains six times as much as the 25-cent Wtle. THREE SONGS. ACCUSED GIRL ONLY LAUGHED Charged With Poisoning, She Seemed Not to Understand BUT WAS VAIN OF HER DRESS Bail Was Fixed at $4,500 in Case of Lowell Girl Who Is Charged With Putting "Rough on Rats" in Cof fee of Her Uncle and Aunt. In They Will Live Above All Others the Man Who Heard Them. The brilliant fashionably clad audi ence roared an ovation to the great singer. She was unquestionably the best soprano in the world. The critic turned to his friend, the self made mil lionaire, and said: "Did you ever bear any song more exquisitely rendered?" "Yes." said Un rich man musingly, for he was touched by the magic of what he had heard. "Tes; I have beard three greater singers." "I want to know!" exclaimed the critic. ' "The first was years ago. The singer was plain of face and gray of hair and tired of body. There was much work to do and many little mouths to feed. I was the youngest child, sick and cross, and that dear singer crooned to me a lullaby, and I slept It was a wonderful song. "The next was years afterward. We bad a little cottage. It was summer. and the windows and doors were open. My wife was In the kitchen preparing supper. She was singing something about ber true love coming home to her. It was for me. And that too. was a wonderful song. "Some more years elapse. There is a little toddler in the garden, and she sings hesitantly something about dad' dy and his baby. "These are the three singers, my friend, who beat all your Tetraazlnis.1 And the critic? Well, perhaps the critic agreed with him. Albany Times-Union, LIQUID AIR. !f CASTOR! A For Infants and Children. 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Experiments have shown that the most delicate tissues, such as glands and brain, are quite unaffected by being placed In liquid air for a long time, and the tissues even retain their natural colors. For the purpose of making chemical tests In a piece of tissue it is frequent ly necessary to cut the material up into very small pieces. . Tissues that have been preserved An liquid air are frozen so hard that they may be ground up into a fine powder. Har per's. On the Safe Side. "I'm going to learn the deaf and dumb language." "What for?" "So's the next time I go after a bribe no measly little dictograph can catch ine"-Detrolt Free Tress. Lowell, Muss., Sept. 24. Sixteen-year- old Glndoiis Ora Newell St. Deni laughed when she was araigned in police court here yestenlay and heard an in dictment lend charging her with at tempting to murder her aunt and uncle by putting "rotih on nits'' in their con pp. "I've got mv new blue suit on; isn't it nice?" naked the gill, as she entered the court room."-Because of her age, Judge Knright held a special session of the police court, hut did not ask the defendant, who was not represented bv counsel, to plead. After ronmiltatinn with Sunt, of Police Redmond Fitzgerald, who is handling thj prosecution, Judge Knright decided to continue the ease until the session of the juvenile court on Friday morning of this week. Hail whs fixed at $4,IMMI and the little girl returned to jail to wait while the aunt she is alleged to have tried to murder Sirs. Bertha M. Jordan is at tempting to raise the hail. Mrs. Jordan was in court and chatted- with the girl. Flowers, food and clothes were furnished bv the aunt, and one of the police officers told the girl that the aunt's interest in her failed to hear out the stories told by the. girl of ill-treat-inent. "Oh, that's all right," she replied; "any of the neighbors would have done the same thing. When you go out, please tell the reporters that my right mime is filndons Ora Newell St. Denis." The police are investigating the stories told by the girl. The fact that she is liable to 20 vears in prison, if found guilty, doesn't seem to worry her in the slightest. She smiles and chats with the police and seldom refers to her al leged offense. Her coolness is a source of surprise to the authorities. The girl is a brunette and decidedly pretty, fler face is that of a child, hut her figure is mature for her ege. She is at once naively ingenuous and possessed of the self-restraint and manner of a woman. She was arrested Saturday evening, and the police say she calmly admitted that she put "rough on rats" in coffee which she served her uncle and aunt one morning last week. When her aunt complained of feeling too ill to go to her work in a local shoe factory, and her uncle was forced to leave his work and go home, she went for a physician an.l carried a note to her aunt's employer, for whom the girl also worked, tell ing him Mrs. Jordan was too ill to go to her desk. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, her foster par ents with whom she has lived at No. 725 School street, feel that she is in no way responsible for her acts. Both visited the young prisoner in the detention room at the police station Sunday. "Gladys."' said the uncle, "why did you do it? Why did yon want to poison your aunt and ne?" . The only answer was a shrug of the shoulders. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan are still wpak from the effects of the poison. Mm. Jordan said: "I can't understand the girl. She came. to us two years ago. I have treated her as 1 would a daughter. I have given lier everything in my power and have looked after her best interests in au wa-vs. "I learned recently that she was going around with boys of about her own age who were not "of the proper standard. She also wanted to stay out nights. This I objected to strenuously, and regardless HOM E TREATMENT OR NERVOUSNESS It is never too late to take Dr. Wil liams' l'ink Tills for l'ale People for nervous troubles. . You can be certain that a breakdown or exhaustion of your nerves is due to a lack of nourishment caused by thin or impure blood. The starved nerves break down after any unusual strain. This condition is easily remedied with Dr. Williams' Pink Tills for Pale Peo ple. They start at once to build up the blood, making it richer and purer with every dose, thereby checking further wear on the .nerves and the progress of the disease. The new blood makes the nerves more fit every day to do their work. The thoroughness with which Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People act is seen in the clearcomplexion, bet ter appetite, improved digestion, gain in weight and the freedom from rest lessness, sleeplessness, irritability and headaches. Mrs. J. L. Brennan, of No. 89 Parker street, Brewer, Maine, says: "For three years I suffered with nervousness and was confined to bed one time for six weeks. I couldn't sleep as I was constantly imagining that I saw all sorts of things when I closed my eyes. My stomach was in bad shape and I could eat nothing but light foods. I was troubled with gas on my stomach. I had awful headaches. The pains were through my forehead and were like neuralgia. I became so weak that I could hardly walk across the floor and had to give up my work. My heart would palpitate when I exerted myself, like going up stairs. "Our doctor said I was nervous and run down but ho did not give me enough help and I began using Dr. Williams' Pink Tills. In a month's time I had been greatly benefited and I took the pills nntil cured. I am now free from nervousness and can recom mend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills as a grand blood and nerve tonic." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Tale Teople have given gratifying results in nervous debility, nervous headaches, neuralgia, sciatica, St. Vitus' dance and even partial paralysis and locomotor ataxia. We will send free upon request our new booklet, "Diseases of the Nervous System, " to anyone interested. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all druggists or direct by mail, post paid, 60 centa.ner box ; six loxes, $2.50, by the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y. of her protests I insisted on her being in the house at a proper hour. "I have grown so fond of her during the two years that slip ha been with me that it almost breaks my heart to have anything happen to her. I am go ing to see that she gets a fair show. Just what this will be I have no way of telling at present." EAR WOMAN MET VIOLENT DEATH A Social Misstep. "Flow do you know that man Is of the new rich and not eligible to our exclusive society?" "Easily. He got out of step while sanciug the 'turkey trot "Washing ton Tost A Facetious Convict "This confinement" said the long faced prison visitor, must distress you greatly." "Yes." replied the facetious convict; "I find the prison bars grating.' "Ah. life to you Is a failure! ' "Tes: it's nothing but a celL" NERVOUS DESPONDENT WOMEN Find Relief in Lydia E. Pink- ham's Vegetable Compound Their Own Statements So Testify. Body Washed Ashore Near Portsmouth, N. H., and the Police Investigate. Portsmouth, N. II., Sept. 24. The sheriff and the police are investigating the mystery that .surrounds the drowning of a woman whose body was yesterday washed ashore at Fort Constitution. Though death was plainly due to drown ing, bruises about the young woman's forehead are believed to have been re ceived before death. Medical "Meree W. 1). Walker said the bodv had been in the water but five or six hours. He was sure death resulted from drowning, but could not determin just when the bruises on the forehead were received or whether thev were th marks of some weapon or received falling. The body is that of a woman abou 2. years old. with light brown hair, She wore a black diagonal cloth skirt and coat, with a green waist having black stripe, she wore black shoes and stockings. The discovery was made by life saver Ricker of the WVjod island station. Wanted a Lower Kay. Spatta ily love, 1 wish you would alter the key of your voice. Mrs. Bpatts What's the matter with it? Kpatts Oh. nothing; only from the ex pression of Eliza Jane's face nfter our recent argument I'm certain It fits ev ery keyhole in the bouse. LARGE CROWD SAW ROBBERY Merchant Relieved of $1,800 In New York In Daylight Those Peruna Testimonials How Are They Obtained ? ROBBERS FLED IN AN AUTO John Popper Was Carrying Grip Full of Currency to the Bank When He Was Set Upon by Two Thugs, Who Got Away. New York, Sept. 24. Highwaymen held up and robbed John Popper, cheese merchant, of lf-1.800 in broad daylight on Ninth avenue yesterday and made thoir escape in an automobile after a running revolver fire with a policeman. The hold-up took place in full view of several hundred people, who were cowed by revolvers in the hands of the des peradoes and piade no attempt to stop them. Patrolman Martin of the West Seven teenth street station, who was a block away, arrived in time, to see the high waymen dash off, and gave chase, whiH the men in the auto leuned over the ton neau of the car and emptied their revolv ers at him. lie was not hit. Popper, senior memlwr of the firm of Popper & dray, left his office on th northwest corner of Seventeenth street and Ninth avenue to make a deposit in a oanK. lie carried a black leather va lise containing $800 in cash and $1,0(M in checks. Turning, north on Ninth avenue, he proceeded ft few yards, when a red tour ing car drew up at the curb beside him. Two men, wearing peaked caps, leaped out. One shoved a revolver into Pon- per's stomach, the other grabbed the va lise. Jn a Hush both men were baek in the car. Popper's 'scream for help caught the ears of scores cf people on the street, but the round eyes of the robbers' ciins chained the feet of the crowd. The chauffeur of the touring car threw in the clutch, and the machine leaped south down Ninth avenue just as Patrolman Martin, who had come on the run in an swer to Popper's cry, sped around the corner of Seventeenth street. He was clone to the car when the ban dits discovered him and opened lire, and it is remarkable that he was not hit. The hounding of the machine over the cobbles shook the aim of the highway men and probably saved his life. As the auto leaped away from Martin and the last of the shots 'were fired, the men in the tonncau dropfied their heads. At Fifteenth street the chauffeur turned off Ninth avenue east, and when Mar tin got there a moment later, he could find no one who had seen the big ma chine pass. - The excitement of the shooting and the robbery attracted a great crowd, but no one could be found who had had the presence of mind to look for the number of the automobile. Nor could anyone give a description of the auto. A1J Pop jkt could say was that it had suddenly appeared at the curb and had gone south sfter he had been robbfd. "f 51 Sj For many a great years 1 have been gath ering statistics as to the effects of Peruna when tak en for catarrhal derangements. I have on hand thousands of un solicited testimo nials from people in all stations of life, who claim that after many years' futile at tempts to rid themselves of chronic catarrh by S.S.HARTMAN.M.D have found complete relief by the us.4 of Peruna. These testimonials nave come to me unrequested, unsolicited, un rewarded in any way, directly or indi rectly. They have simply been gleaned from my private correspondence with pa tients that have been more or less under my treatment or taking my remedies. , No remedy, official or unofficial, has a greater accredited basis for the claims we make for it than Peruna as a remedy for catarrh. I have never been opposed at any time to. the regulations offered by the pure food and drugs act. 1 am not now op posed to its provisions, but I am opposed to the propsed amendments to give to a partisan board of physicians the unquali fied authority to decide as to all thera peutic claims which may be made for a proprietary medicine. It is manifestly unjust to refer such questions to a body of men who are already convinced of the worth lessnesg of proprietary medicines. To give such a body of men the; unlim ited authority to decide whether our claims for Peruna are valid or not is a manifest violation of my constitutional rights. My claims are based both on credita ble theoretical grounds and upon irre futable statistics. But I am quite will ing to have our claims as to the compo sition of Peruna properly and thoroughly investigated, and if found to be false a proper penalty should be fixed. Or if I am making any statements concerning disease, as to the nature, symptoms or danger of any disease, if I am making anv such statements as to unnecessa- various forms ofjrily frighten the people by false assump treatment they tions. 1 am willing to submit to any un biased tribunal or investigation. Mrs. Alice Bogle, 803 Clinton street, Cireleville, Ohio, writes: "I want to inform you what Peruna has done for me. I have been afflicted with eatarrA for several years. I have tried different medicines and none seemed to do me any good until- 1 used Peruna. I have taken ix bottles and can praise it very highly for the good it has done me. I also find it of great benefit to my chil dren." . Peruna is for sale at nil drug stores. SPECIAL NOTICE Many persons ars making inquiries for the old-time Pe runa. To such would say, this formula is now put out under the name of KA. TAR-NO, manufactured by KA-TAR-NO Company, Columbus, Ohio. Write them . and they will be pleased to send you a free booklet. HER GREAT FEAR By GERALD DAV3 STAMPING A LETTER. Platea, Pa. "When I wrote to you first I was troubled with female weak- and was so nervous that I would cry at the least noise, it would startle me so. I began to take Ly dia . Pinkham'a remedies, and I don't have any more cry ing spells. I sleep sound and my ner vousness is better. I will recommend your medicinei to all suffering women." -Mrs. Mary Halstead, Platea, Pa., Box 98. Here is the report of another genuine case, which still further shows that Ly dia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound may be relied upon. i Walcott, N. Dakota. "I had inflam mation which caused pain in my side, and my back ached all the time. I was so blue that I felt like crying if any one even spoke to me. I took Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound, and I began to gain right away. I continued ita use and now I am a well woman." -Mrs. Amelia Dahl, Walcott, N. Dakota. If yon want special advice write to lydia E. Finkham Medicine Co. (confl. dential) Lynn, Mass. Tour letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. An Apt Illustration. "Pa. what's an Inscrutable smile?" "It's the kind, my son, your mother bad on her face this morning when I told ber business might keep me out late tonlfiht." Baltimore American. laws Making the Laws. "Don't yon think we have enough already, senator?" "Oh. yes. but If I don't let 'em know whnt I'm bere for I'll never get here igain." Atlauta Constitution. Benefited Many Who Had Tuberculosis Those who suffer from Consumption re generally troubled wltb night sweats, fever. los iif strength and lit tle or no appetite. Fresh air. good food, and the proper care of th body are es sential to a recovery, but in many cases something else Is needed. Kckman'i Al terative Is a medicine which has been nioxt auccesaful Id stopping night sweats, reducing fever aud promoting appetite, and many who bare used it, declare It saved their Uvea. Investigate what It did In this case: "(rcntleuien : For four years I was troubled with rough, which gradually became worse: I had night sweats and pains In my chest. 1 was losing my p- Fetlte and had become so thin and wealc could not attend to my household du ties. A physirlan pronounced my cas Consumption. Not being satisfied, I was examined by the physicians of the Poly clinic Hospital. i ney also pronounced the dlsesne Consumption, which was proven later by an examination of spu tum, as luoercumsis rtiiriiii were round. I was ordered to a Consumptive Hos pital. My nephew would not allow me (o go until I bad tried Krkmau's Alter ative. Kefore 1 had taken the medicine three weeks I had marked relief, night sweats ceased, pain in the breast re lieved, cough became loose and easy. fever left me and I commenced getting well. My health became normal. I am In excellent health now and have been completely cured for ten years. I strong ly recommend it. I M KM.) N A K 1 WASSON. Care Ed. Oreen, 1T1"2 S. 17th St.. Phlla.. Pa. Kckuian s Alterative la effective In Bron chitis, Asthma. Hay Fever; Throat and l.ung Troubles, and In upbuilding the syatem. Hoes not contain poiaona, opiates or habit-forming drugs. Ask for booklet telling of rcoverlea and write to Eckman Laboratory, Philadelphia. Pa., for evi dence. For sale by all leading druggists Ooea Phumui Tlarr. Vt. A Swindler's Way of Doing It Brought Him to Grief. "Whether a man is a criminal or a law abiding citizen, he ought to take the pains to stick his postage stamps on esactly straight" an old detective said. "If he is straight be won't lose anything by it. and if be Is crooked he will gain. . When 1 was In the gov ernment service the llrst thing I found out about a man uuder suspicion was the way be stuck on bis stamps. One of the cleverest swindlers I ever land ed , was tracked through bis postage tamps. . , '. . "After you put a stamp on a cer tain way for a little while it becomes second nature, and you stick it on tbat way unconsciously. Tbat was what that man did. All bis stomps were stuck on diagonally, leaving a little tri angle of a certain size at the corner of the envelope. He 'was a slippery fel low and had eluded vigilance for months. "One day I happened to be loitering around a postoffiee of a country town, where I bad gone on another trail. The mall came in. and through the little window I watched the postmaster sort It Presently I spotted an envelope with the stamp stuck on In that trian gular fashion. I got the postmark, hiked back to that town and nabbed my man. If he bad put his stamps on straight probably be never would have been caught" New York Times. , Titbits of the Ancient Greek. As delicacies the Greeks ate young foxes caught in the autumn, robins and sparrow and certain kinds of fish snared by moonlight There Is a scrap of an old Greek comedy in which a cook boasts of frying a fish so exqui sitely that it threw him grateful looks from the pan. A famous Greek dish was the Trojan pig, half of it boiled and the other half roasted. It was stuffed with eggs, ortolans and thrushes. The Romans ate snails giant monsters fattened until their shells held an Incredible amount of nail. The kettle In a high class Ro man kitchen was often shaped like an elephant's head. The water was pour ed through the trunk. The gridiron might be a huge sliver spider or a skeleton fish. Colonel Rogers of Virginia was a man of Uw world, a bachelor and an excellent fellow at heart, though he was only understood by his intimate friends. No one ever thought of Rog ers as a husband or a father. As to llviug with man, woman or child or having his affairs mixed with those of any one else than himself, the idea was preposterous. He was very fond of women's society and was popular with them, but always in a general, never in a particular, way. He had reached the age of fifty without any entanglements, but was not disposed to consider him self "out of the woods" so long as he lived. Ills one aim was to so conduct himself that no woman could get an advantage of him. for, though he ad mired, the sex, he held the theory that no man could stand against any one k them either in duplicity or to prevent I he accomplishment of any purpose on which she might have set her mind. Rogers was very foud of play that is. among gentlemen. He uever played at a gambling house. Indeed, he once spent a week nt MonU Carlo without investing a franc. "1 never play to make money," be said. "I play only a gcnlleman's game for the purpose of passing the time." Vogcrs went to Paris and was intro duced at an uristocratlc club there. One night nt a social game he won from n young man named Rutau some teu or twelve thousand francs. The amount expressed In the French coln nge sounds large, but It was a little over $2,000. Rutan was understood to be well off and did not seem to take his loss to heart, and. as for Rogers, there was nothing unusual in his winning or losing such an amount at any time. The fk'ttlcinont was made by Rutan's fiaying Rogers his winnings in new crisp bills of 1,000 francs denomina tion. The next morning Rogers was sit ting In the rending room of his hotel scanning a newspaper when a waiter announced to hlni that a lady desired to see him In a reception parlor. "A lady to see me!" exclaimed the colonel. "Are you sure you have come to the right man?" "She wishes to see Colonel Rogers of Virginia." Being the only and original Rogers of Virginia, the colonel raised himself from his comfortable leather covered chair and followed the servant to the lady. He found a very attractive look ing person about thirty years old, but with a worried expression on her face. "Colonel Rogers, I believe," she be gan in tolerable English. "At your serviee, madame." "You won last night from my hus band 12,000 francs?" "I believe I did, madame, win some money from a Mr. Rutan." "Would you mind taking from me in place of the notes he gave you other notes to a similar amount?" "I would gladly do anything to oblige you, madame, but I would like to be enlightened as to the reason for the change." "And I would not think of permit ting you to do me a favor without giv ing you some inkling as to the cause. I have always heardthat Jhe.chivalry of Americans toward our"sex cornea largely from you southerners. Every one knows what may be expected from Colonel Rogers of Virginia." The colonel bowed. "I will trust you with the secret on that account. I know it will remain with you. My husband's father ' is wealthy, and my husband has nothing, I have, fortunately, some money of my own. My husband is an Inveterate gambler. He has lost all the money his father has given him and broken every promise to reform. Yesterday, on his promise not to gamble, Mr. Rutan, Sr., gave bim 12,000 franca, marked some of the bills and set' a detective to watch his son. I discover ed through an accident that the bills were marked, and my husband told me , that he had lost them to you. I desire to save him from a break with Ms father, which. If It occurs, will never be healed. By replacing these notes he has given you with others I can avert this calamity." There was nothing for the colonel to do but make the exchange. Indeed, he was glad enough to do so, for he Was terror stricken lest he be connected with a family scandal. Taking the notes from his pocketboolche counted 12.000 francs and handed them. to the lady, receiving in return those she took from her own portemonnale. Then, with a profusion of thanks, she left him. ' ' The next day a gendarme called at the hotel, and the colonel was charged with passing counterfeit money. Every note the lady had given him was spuri ous. . To Colonel Rogers his loss was noth ing, nor was the position In which be was placed especially appnlling. for he was above suspicion. It was the fact that after all his fears and all his cau tion he had been made the dupe of a woman. From that time forward he gave strict orders that no woman should ever be admitted to his pres ence, and he parried all efforts on the part of those who endeavored to have him come to them. He never quite re covered from the shock. He played a number of times after that with M. Rutan, whom he discov ered was a bachelor. Who informed the woman of the colonel's winnings was never discovered. It was doubt less one of the club servant. Suicide and the Weather. Suicide is most frequent In summer, when the air is clear and the sun shines. In Europe the maximum of suicides la reached In June and the minimum In December. Tet there are fewer suicides In the torrid than in the temperate aone. In the United States, in all seasons, there are more suiciaea on sunny days than on cloudy days. Some theorists reason that fine weather aggravate the mental depres sion of the unhappy by ita contrasting sunshine. In dark weather there are few suicides and fewer in time of war or following some great catas trophe. During the first three months that follow a devastating earthquake there are fewer deaths by suicide than before the cataclysm. Harper'a. . . . Uncle Bonbon. An elderly beau had been delivering himself of certain forcible home truths when lecturing his nephew. ) "Wonderful chap, your uncle," ob served a friend when the old gentle-. man had disappeared. "So well pre-. served." "I don't know so much about his be ing well preserved." growled the of fended nephew,, "but he is unpleasant ly candid." Youth's Companion, , . A Debated Definition. "A gentleman." says a contemporary, Is a man who feela uncomfortable while be sits In a car and sees a wo man hanging to a trap." Not o, brother. A gentleman doesn't keep bis seat long enough to feel un comfortable. Boston Transcript No Return Wanted. 'E says to me, Why don't yer 'It 1m T "It Mm.' I says. Whafa the ose of my Ittln lm? 'E"d 'It me back again." London Tatlcr. ( 27 3 The more you know about Quaker Ranges the more you will want one We are ready to give you some interesting range information Will You Cali Soon? W. AVEVILL & CO. Barre. Vt. c.