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TO DATE "By Kate M. Clcory roj.rli-)il. HOt. hy Km M. t'lmry 12 cry one lu tmtu knew Unit Citriloit tills li.nl ni. I, If n fold. in' In the Klon l!l!(0 Ull J V.'.H u-iiil 5 I : I, to 111 tirlSv. town, All. I the ;cir.T..I itiii-ii;-u c. liteil Unit he . : rri-:i inn.; I.i ipnvit of It ttlfe. 'lliele ! th me wlni. recalling the boy i.ii. I K'tl H-vo n:".i;ir lutwcen iiim rnj L..!.i Ki-fi x. ii ili 1 si'.ilti omul,-, l.ut I li iv er others who Hwi-iVvl tli.if ImhIj L.hI leen loo young u.l i.k.;I :i il t l :c time o.' tLelr m:i til nuiivli lioporinui o to tlio jwli- (v. I rm-.in ;v,'n, tic town hn.il.cr. portly f r.J r,;vr.i'.', strl llíic ! i u the main t-v! o.e i'.; ; linn tuioiucr momios, n u.v on her v. iv t civo a rou u0 fc-wa ar.il síyp-aI to tease liar " I. ...!. t;.vVn Kill ta expocteil -S I tr tritvl. lnlo nnice." TI ten ti cui h.'.l.ml. lt:t she haJ cvk'.-jvj r.v 'y 'j ) the -rip. rlji.sh ;,;4 -rU .-ar.uJ l.r wLlte fort lion J. "It v.:i lx n a-rvut thine f r l.la len vt'le If he Vri '.cs to Fettle ilovn here. I hope." with ivoinlvroi: nrvhne-a. "that you will try to persuade IjIiii r The Bu.ili fjtleU. leaving her looking palo aaj very protiil. "I shall liare nothing to sny In tlic Blatter." she answered coldly. "H Ik ctií'.iií-ljr that 1 dull! rvca meet lilm." 'Nonsense!-' Ferrmoii cric!, drop ping lila rallying nlr. "Of colime you will: We'll nil have a chance t renew our oM acquaintance with aa tin o a fol low an ever atruck out to ninko lila for tune. Marian ta to Rive n biff wp!po lug dance for Mm. Hortense Is eairer for pleasure, you knov," he n-l!od le niently, "mil v:o l!l;e to Indulge lit r." . Loada nodded, rvIncitiK iiollto Inter est t'ntil 1h mother of Ilorlon."" had married her niele twelve months pre vious aho nnil her mint luid lived w'th j Rruee FtrfruRon. directing his houw lioM. Put with the eowina of n lrl- possessed of n b:itvu dr.-v-jiiter nil thl was ilmueed. So I.;irln-l.i V'orcta'in. having pot toRetiier her few h?lrloom and some furniture, hud moved Into o little houso uhe owned on tha outskirts of the rich, biiMíüus inanufaetnrliiR town. The new mistress and her daughter were left In rletoi '.oris possexulon. ntid r.mee Ferjruson. with n mnn'a olituse ness, did not renll::o whut the Inovlta Ue hanKO In their manner of living xnest mean to aueh fastidious women aa bia sister mid niece. Fie hud set tled an income on Lucinda, hut Lesdn declared that her muslo teaching would bring her In nil the money ahe would require. Of the deprivations nnd makeshifts nereis.Ty to present a se rene front to a crltlcul world neither apoke. "So you'll aurely eonie," Fersuson went on breezily. 'Tin K line to do the thing In flue style have music nnd caterers down from Chicago and nil that sort of thine" The expression of proud reserve deepened on the couutenance of I.esda Revere. She had an odd. exquisite atyle of beauty, foreign to her class and nationality. While her features were not classically perfect, there was about her fuco n look of spirituality, of distinction, that attraited and held attention. I hope you'll bavo a beautiful time," ahe aaid courteously. "Iíut I shan't, go. ITnclo Bruce." He stared lit lier a moment in puz zled surpvlno. Then liu laughed heart. Ily and brought his cllivlied list down lu the palm of the other baud. "Nothing to wear, I'll bet a nickel! Toor Miss Flora McFlliusey!" For he saw by her quick. Irrepressible anille thst bo had guessed right. "Well, you will huvc a dress, mid one sent to you ready made from ttic city at that! Why. Hortense won't wear n thing that'a mudo, lu IJiidenvllle! Now, you'll promise to come? Well, what In it?" Uhe had iwen about to sx-ak to ask Mm to permit her to choose the gown herself. Hut, after ull, what right had alio to make suggestion to him? Was be not exceedingly generous to promise ber a costume at nil? "Xotulng. except that you are mighty good to think of such a thing! Yes I'll come!" "That'a right!" he commented cob dlally and passed on. Not until the very morning of the day set for tho Important functlou did the expected box arrive. Hortense and her mother bad been up in the metropolis ordering tliulr own attire. They had doubtless bought this at the aame time. Hut, although she bad read lu gruteful omnzemeul liio Mini men tioned on tho receipted bill that had been forwiirded to her by mull, it was with it heart prophetlcaily tilled with doubt that I.esda omiic.1 the box. While bur aunt lookej over ber shiiul rter. Layer after layer of tissue paper waa laid nsldo. l.endn shrank buck with a ilitle cry of dismay ns the gleaming, lustrous, costly fubric wan revealed. "What bava I done t uaaUe L'uclu Bruce'a wife and dnuji'ttcr dUHUe nie o?" ihe vrhUpered. "They know -you know, Auut I.:i i:íí:i -lint I ran uoTer wear audi u sliui'.e!" Lucinda Kergunon sli'Kik her head. Tears of disappointment caino Int her geiitle old eyes v. ii.e g ccd down ou th expeiiKlve robe. It whs uf raw, crude, brlcklsh pinl tiie very lust iiuo that a girl wph huir tho cu4piT color of !.i!u'i! duro wear. Tli girl l.iM tac; t!.e Isyers of tic w fiper wl'h fiicr.-r.: t.'i.it tvemb'fd "Vk urr, tetauf.- Vm-U i-;i llie.-i.il ho v.. I. .'.ni I. ii-:..' v . li l.i 1 that V miM qiihi'.-. - i I a ii,..iu.' to g) to u dali.'e k.i scMhi:i !" The loinr. lint, pi.i.i-ii ((.'.y la.;.'d Ly. N-vci- h.i.t tl.c i.nl.i!,' of i.i.:jic ie.")iij H"ciiicd so iciniii.; iur b.i l ilie puji.ls ever rppcarcil sn liiM;iie. Coming livli.e Jjil il J Hie roicul lej.i .mil Vtu ili'opplng limvu tlii Weill. IliC girl biigliiciud wlili tc.ii pleasure ut aiglit of tlie Utile old xiny cottage she called home. In tho li iu.ie she I hew would to lialM Ihe halm uf kj iii(i.il!iy, of re..t of lo.e. "I II li;iio a tullí niiil a frcli gown," rlie t i.U In ríe. i. ".I..J g. ; out licie In lliv ni.cli.'c iiiitl (lie nn ectlien.. tn.d lend until I fj. get tn.'i" aio g.iy people dauihig U.c i.ll.t in.iiy-ai.il 1 not une of liu-ji !" Not f ir oiliii would she l ave ad mitted cien to her ii. vu h.'iii'L lh:lt It was Ic-sa t ic Social i'.'.iiil.u ;.. in siie liiiíied 1 1 .ii ii the vie. hiiiticu hopj aUe hati h.ii'bortd uf seeing unce inure u well iei.:e;:.l'erid li.uli Lend, of feel ing ti e v.nrm cla-'p of u sttvtig, linn Laud tin t oi mecli.ig Ihe li.i.f u u.'.cr, huif quizzical giuueu of CLjirusjIi e blue eye ;. Mu? was Tery resolute In reading the tiny volume of Vcnny-on ihe had broi'ght when m'icr svp;iei- soe came out Into the fn'griii.t soütu.le. Her gown was of simple lawn ti.ut tra.led about ber feet lu a sweep as of broken naves. lUr arum i hone pearl fair through Its trauspuivn , y. The afterglow failed. Shadows crept steallliily up the xardcu ways. It was not possible t read longer. Anyhow r.he had hardly been uwsre of that which .die waa reading. Now the guests were gathering nt her uncle's irnjs'sing houie. Lights were blazing trad tho g-iy liiuic from the city resounding. And now siiu closed ber cyou, tlrifili.'í away Into a reverie, Tarlhued. melojious, kaleidopcaplc, sp absorbing that she did not notice the stopping of n carriage at tho gate nor the heavy footstep muiiled by tho thick grass. T wotuler If a kiss would wuken her!" meultnted a quir.zicr.l voice. 'I'm not" Huí started to her foet, tho tioodlng light of the wnnn, young midsummer uioon fuil on her face. Ciordou!" fho murmured. Older, heavier, maulier than the young fellow who Imd g mo away, there was still tho r.dmlrntian in his eager jyeii, the Er.ille of tenderness about the iquure cut lips. "You're a nico girl," ho cried, holding 'icr cold, Hlight hands lu his warm, icavy preafiure. "ivcr to come to a party glveu in the honor of your old friend! I looked for you everywhere. Your uncle; said you had promised him you would come. Po be cent me to bring you, or, rather," ho laughed, "I iKked him if I might not come for you. Come Lcssle!" It was the old childish name that no one else had called her. "Cut I can't. Oori'ion!" Khe was blush ing like a rose. "Not In this old gown!" Ho glanced over her critically lu be wilderment. "Isn't that tho-the right thing? It's lust stuuulng. You look like on Un dine a silver birch Incarnated! All pale green nnd white except for a crown of gold!" And this Audacious young man stooped to touch the shin ing coronet with reverent lips. "lassie, you must know why I've come back!'. His voico dropped to a conxlr.g cadence. "I've come for you! Pear, have I startled you? Well, come up to the dance, nnd I'll promise to be dumb uutil the last waltz." "In n dress that cont n quarter a yard and that I made myself?" she quoded, her voice tremulous with ex citement. "Come for your uncle's aake!" be begged. "Every one here In Liuden vllle knows you. It will bo great fun! And then, I.essie, come for my sake!" It was great fun. The verdict that tho girl lu the sea green gown,' with cheeks like wild roses, waa tho belle of the ball was practically unanimous. Only Hortense und her mother ex changed n glance of dark and. signifi cant disappointment wbeu Bruce Fer guson, smiling Indulgently if obtusely, whispered: "C'ophetua up to date! Not audi u bad mutch for a littlo music teacher!" CAREFUL OF THC FlhE. An Vnpromlslna: Field. Mr. Ylpsley waa Just on tho point of leaving Ids house for his place of busi ness downtown when there cume a ring nt the front door bell. He opened the door. A canvasser stood outside. "I beg your purdon," said the can vasser, "but I'd Hko to show you a sample of our Improved talking ma chine." "I think I don't care to aee It," re plied Mr. Ylpsley. "You are not Interested In talking machines perhaps?" ventured the other. "I can't say that, either; but I bavo one already. Talks nil day long. Nev er needs winding up. Never runs down." At this moment a high pitched voice from somebody nt the top of the atalr way broke into the conversation. "It isn't no!" exclirfined the person with the high pitched voice. "It Isn't so! But I've got a growling machine that runs whenever It'a In the bouse!" lYI1!!a; to Compromla. First Farmer-Will you take ilO for that cow? fcecoud Farmer Can't do It. "But yesterday you told me you'd 11 Ikt for f 10." "I know I did, but I'll have to back out." "Whut' tho matter?" "You aee, the cow belongs to my eiilcft diiuliter, and ah aaya she will aob herself Into hysterica If I aell ber. It would break her heart." "All right. It's no sale, then." "I any." "Well, what is It?" "Make It 12 and we'll lot ber ob." Liverpool Mercury. Tli Slinirr i:il lirrvtn of Simln it ml hiiultir.il Itnljr. In tho smaller hotels of toulhern Italy ainl or hp.un. writes Mr. Hurt i.i "Two Argonauts In Spain." the mi fortunate tourists slowly frieze. Tho landlords d'splay a touching solicit ude about the tuve. Ua dnyj when Ore is v:;lly liedle 1 t i ki'f.i the gue.,1.1 warm they si.'m-!;::ii'i iii.! half their time tryli.c to keep tho servants from putting I o tiincl. fui I on the Hie. To p.vxViit A uiciii-uiin atrl other py!M.'.:.'.:i..ic from i.ied-.'nir.g wilh the flUl they oi'luti keep tLe coal hill lock ed. It l.i (I touching sp "ctncle to see u group of Americana sliiverlng round n little stove; to sec tho servant enter, take out ft key, unlock the coal bin.,1 put two or three ppooiifiils of co:il In tho stove nnd then lock the bin again; to see the gimlet eye of a (ranada landlord fastened en htm fr-.un the of fice; then to see the hapless Americana sink back Into their Overcoat collar and wish they were back h.i;uc. Ai an Instance of the do cfratinn to which these cjld hotels drive people I once lu a Levnntine hotel paw an el.lcrly iqiinster seat hernolf In front of 1 lio stove in tho men's smoking room, with ber hair down, while mi elderly female frleud gave her n dry Rhnniroo. To the suggestion of the scandalised servants that she should llnlsh th's intimate toilet operation In her own room uhe replied briefly that she Iipd fov.nd the only warm place In the ho tel and proposed to finish t lie shampoo there, which she did. DREADFUL POISONS. The Funics tif Blercnry Itfelblde Will lkatitiuc lupumblc Itltocj-. "The mor- dreadful poio:is." said a chemist. "nrc only known to a few men. Mercury v .'IM.le. for Instance, the Inhalation of whose fumes pro duces incurable Idiocy, can be manu factured ly two Italians and by no one e!se in the world. "Dhatoora Is poison used in India. It. too. produces Incurable Idiocy. A British arm;- oill. cr told ine of a uad case a caso of 1 .vo rival tailors, one of v.hoi'.i gave the ether a small do" of tlhat3'irn. The victim of the (!r;r: remained an idiot all the rest of his Ufo. I'.e sat and moved his enipt hands as though bo were sewing. He wn a formidable rival no longer. "Mercaptan produces a melancholy so great ns to terminate nearly always lu suicido. No government would per mit tlit manufacture and sale of this poison. "Dhaloora. mercury methk'e. mer captan and some twenty other poisons are neither made nor sold in any pub lic way. They nre only experhtii'nt'V with. Such poisons would ho formid able weapon in unscrupulous bauds. Driving thdr victime to suicide or to Insanity, they leave behind them noth ing suspicious or untoward. The giver of these polams is secure from any fear of pun'shmerit. "Hence it Is no wonder, is It. that tho learned men who know such poi sons keep their knowledge to them selves. Chicago Chronicle. A Git OC Slotlr. "There Is no Italian town more pic turesque tli-n the Sicilian capital. Fa lermo." wri'"a n traveler. "In Its part lio crowded the queerest coasting crafl I have ever set eyes on. Sailing r-hlps of all rigs, their halls painted all tin colors of the rainbow, nose up against the quay, whero mule caria, whoye driver aro shouting at the top of their voices, wait to take away the mer chandise. The narrow street where the custom houso olilcers examine the goods brought ashore is a place of ter rific noise. Wbeu n driver, two clerks and two custom house olilcers are dis cussing the contents of a bale or a cask It seems ns though murder must be committed wlthlu the next few sec onds. But somebody sign something, the cart moves ou, mid everybody laughs." Value of Decayed Forests. The decayed vegetation of foresto has furnished to the Holds their present fertility, upon which man dependa for food. In the tree growth of virgin .woods and in tho floor of rotted foliage beneath are stored tho aecumul'itioim of centuries. Nature does not care whether this growth Is useful to the human race or not. It la left for us to encourage the growth of such trees us we find valuable to the exclusion of others. 'Jims mi economical use Is made of the resources at band, and a new conception of tho forest arises. The forest primeval becomes "woodlands," while the new "forest" Includes only cultivated woods. The l'nlludronie. A palindrome is a lino or phrase that reads the same backward as forward. The Latin language is full of such lin guistic freaks; the Fugilsh has but few. One at least is Inimitable. It rep resents our first pa rout politely Intro ducing himself to Kve in these words: "Madam, Fin Adam." From the Latin we have. "Roma tibl ar.blto motlbus Iblt umor" (Home, lovo will come to you suddenly with violence). Termo. "Now, me good man," aaid tho pom pous stranger who had signed "Vis count Ilurdcastle, London." on the res istor, "what are your terms here?" "Cash In advance." replied the abrewd hotel clerk promptly. Des Moines News. He'd Square ttio Circle. "I understand that you are n geo metrician. Cuu you aquare the cir cle r "Yea, If I bad a couple of thousand dollars I could square my circle of creditor." Dallas New. . IwMkkA. rt4"ll c A HAMDSOM2SK0S all leather-... all styles. jT This is one vf rcüu,.. - WI7H Tf.Z CnAlACTn MAKERS MAN THE ROBERTS & LEAHY MERCANTILE CO. (IHCORPO RATIO LOEDSBUEQ, N.1Í- SHE GOT HER BAGGAGE. Mrs. Isnbella Blsliop Was a Self Pol neaird TroTeler. Mra. liabelA Eisiiop, whose travels lu different parts of the world secured for her membership in the British Koy-. nl Geographical society, vlniled Ameri ca when she wna u young woman. She was unused to travel und was alone when siie had tho following experi ence: Unco in a train going to New York pbe was dreadfully tired, nud yet dip had a fcellm that If she went to sleep the man sitting next her would pick ber pocket. She struggled for some time against her inclination to sleep; but, having for n moment given way, she n wakened to feel tiie baud of her neighbor gently withdrawing her purse from her pocket. In her purse, besides some money, which was. comparatively speaking, of small moment, was ber baggago chock. That was the only tiling that really muttered. If she accused her neighbor of theft, nothing wus simpler for him than to drop tho purse out of the opeu window besido which be was silting. No; she determined she would leave any Interference uutil they arrived at their destination. She secured the services of a porter and, with apparent enhnness, followed her traveling companion down the platform. Having described ber bag gage to tho porter, she nt the critical moment bowed slightly to tho pick pocket and, with an airy smile, said. "This gentleman has my baggage check." And bo Immediately presented it to her. Because the liver is I neglected toodIo suffer with constipation, hilionnnmu. headaches and fevers. Colds attack the lungs and contagious diseases take hold of the system. It is safe to gay that if the liver were always kept in proper working order, illness would he almost unknown. Thcdford'a Black-Draught ia so successful in curing such sickness hecauso it is without a rival as a livcrfcfrulator. This great family medicine is not a strong ana drastic drug, hut a mild and healthful laxative that cure con stipation and may he taken by a mere child without possible harm. Tho healthful action on the liver cures biliousness. It has an in vigorating effect on the kidneys. Because the liver and kidneys do not work regularly, the poisonous acids along with the waato from the bowels get back into the blood and virulent contagion results. Timely treatment with Thed ford's Block-Draught remores the dangers -which lurk in constipation, liver and kidney troubles, and will positively forestall tha inroads of liright'i disease, for which dis ease in advanced stages there ii I. ) cure. Ask your dealer for a 25c. package of Thedford'a Black -Draught. SiscriiOD Agency Tbi LiaaaAii baa mad arrant-omeats to taki SUBSCRIPTIONS reta . any periodical Persons wlsbin to ubncalbe for any period caloao leave thelrtubsoiiptlont at Iblt oSoe od will receiva tba paoer or raaf azlna through h pottodce ABOUT THAT 'IRiP HAST Have you Invest igatcil the advantage of a Journey la ft rata Mb Lira Ifnotletus send you our descriptive pamphletsThe Way Book of the Gol den State Limited" and "The Golden State Limited." A postal card withyour name and address will bring them, gratis. 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