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nPII A ROMANCE
Wilden. CHAPTISIl Xt.-(Conllnued.) "A mi& baa no right to build surh n home ns thin, and Impoverish till family by no doing, utile he has mean sufllelent to leave them com fortably provided for." bo muses Impa tiently. "Thl houe must a white olephant to Mm. Wilden, and yet oho mnnot bear the Idea of lettlnc it, and moving Into a place more milted to her means! Well, I can sympathise with her weakness, for, though the country round looks upon her late husband In the light of a, jslflsli ependthrlft. I tlnro any alio Rtlll contemplates him ns ft departed saint" Then, no answor having came to hi summon, he l ines ngnln, wondering vaguely at the groat stillness which pervades the house. Presently, howevor. that stillness Is brokon by tlio sound of heavy bolts be 1ng withdrawn, ending with n grating turning of tlio Iron hey; then tlo door Is oponotS, and Susan stands revoaled. "I knowed It was you, sir, tS.rough peeping bcaldo the Window-blind," sho explains wUh n slow broad smllo, "or else I shotjlOn't hn' opened." "Quito right, Susan," ngroea Mr. Chnmplny, stepping Into the hall with out waiting for an Invitation "qulto right to b cautious, I hnt to speak to Miss Shell for n moment. Is the In?" "nil?" asks Siwran, putting her hand behind her ear, and assuming n list ening attitude for she Is a little hard of hearing, and the question Is uttetd rapidly. llobert Champtey again expresses his wish for an Interview with Shell, nnd, what Is more, the old woman's eyes being fixed steadily on him m he makes Ills demand, he feels himself growing red as he makes It. When Susan's faco finally relaxes Into n broad smile he feels that It would atTord him In finite relief to box her ears. "Miss Shell?" the old woman repeats, still smiling at the joke. "Iter isn't here hor wont away two houra ago." "Went nwny wc-.t where?" de mands her visitor, looking bewlldorod. "Iter's gono to Join her ma and Miss nuby, sure," oxplalns Susan, In n tono which denotes that such a question nl most morlta contempt, "ller's main fanciful, Is Miss Shell; and till morn ing she took It Into her head all of a hop as her'd go to tlio moor, and car ry a? -tig with her the wraps as was wanted. So nothing would do but sho had mo up n-helplng pack nt six o'clock, and running errands for boohs to the town till I'm fair off my legs," "Oh, indeed gone to the moor, has nhe? Well, I nm very glnd to hear It," answers llobert Champley, with a strange and unaccountable feeling of keen disappointment. "Mrs. Wilden, I know, was feeling anxious about her this house Is so lonely." "No, I shan't he lonely," remarks Susan, who, only catching the last word, applies It to herself and her own nffulrs'Tvo got permission from Miss Hholl to hnvo up my married nUco and hor baby to keep mo company." "A very good arrangement," romnrks Robert Champloy in a slow thoughtful volco; then ho slips a halt-crown Into Susan's hand, nnd reluctantly retrnoos his steps down the weed-grown drlvo. "What n wlll-o'-the-wlip that girl Is!" be muses, a little resentfully. "She might havo told me sho won going, and so saved me the double of this most unnecessary walk." Mun-llko, he does not panto to eon oldor that Hholl unless girted with socond sight oould havo known noth ing whatever of his Intended visit, Boo ing that ho himself decided on It only In the early morning. He finds his brother still sprawling an the grass, still halt hidden beneath the Timet. "So soon?" orles Ted, emerging with n tragic air. "I opine that your recep tion was not all your fancy (Minted It; nnd yet let me luvastlHnte" screw ing up one eye In a scrutinizing way "you look Intact; there doesn't mm to be a bite out of you." "Probably because Mice Shell was net at home," retorts Robert, with a lazy yawn. "How providential! It I hud known that I might have gone. Hut where urns the bird ttown? I trust Mt la this direction." "No fear of that I" laughs Robert, a little sorely. "She lias Sown is Oak moor." "What a blessing she didn't take wing before we left!" miteea Ted. "What has the poor girl done to you that you should hate her so?" aska llobert. with a sudden buret of wrath. Ted raises hlmeelt on his elbow and stares at his brother In solemn won der. "I say, the morning air doesn't seem to agree with you, old boy I" he re marks In a meditative tone. "I don't hate Shell; I know she U a brick to the children they adore her; but, see ing that she does nothing but snub mo when we meet well, 1 don't adore her!" "It is of no use to waste more words on the subject," says Hubert, Impa tiently "we are neither of use likely to see her again for a month or bo." "Taut mleuxt" remarks Ted, placid- Jr "If I couldn't pronounce French bet ter than you do I'd stlsk to Hngllsht" .said Robert, In a tone ot Irritation. "Never mind I ahnlt set that all right when we are on the other side of the Channel," returns Ted. with comic confidence. "How la a fellow to apeak 1'reneh It ho has never been abroad?" "He needn't attempt It," says Itobert, severely, "ll'mt I think I will retire behind tho newspapor till tho wind has olmng cd quarter." remarka Tod, In loud con fidence to the world In general. "Well, I do feel out of temper." ad mits llobert. In a self-deprecating voloo, as ho turns and enters the llOtMO, CHAPTUll XII. H Is three o'clock. Tho early din ner Is .over at dorse Cottage; as Violet puta It, (ho oflo excitement of tho day has come to an anil. lloforo a freahly-llghted flro Mrs. Wlldeu sits enveloped In n white knit ted alinwl; she has established herself for an afternoon dote, and looks upon tho whole tolerably comfortable. Tho somo cannot bo said of her nleeo Vlo lot, who Is ostnbllHhed besldo tho low easement window In a folding Amer ican chair with enrpet seat. A look of uttor boredom mars her pretty face, whilst her pale pink costume Is Inar Ustlenlly finished oft by a woolen anti macassar striped scarlet and black: she holds n book in her hands, but seems to be thinking rather than read ing, and evidently her thoughts are not like her dress, rose colored. "flood gracious me!" cries n laugh ing voice, suddenly breaking In upon the slletine which has relgired In the room for the lost half-hour. "What Is the matter? Has everybody got colds or what, that you are all wrapped up like Hgypttan mummies?" "Shell," cries Mrs. Wilden. starting out of hsr halt doze with a frlglitoned look, "what has happened? Why have you come?" "Only n freak of mine, mother dear! I Just thotinht I should like a mouthful of bracing nlrl" laughs Shrill, as she kisses her mother half a doren tlmos, nnd thou turns a scrutinizing nnzo all round tho roam. Mm. Wilden returns the kisses with Internet If 0110 coruor ot her heart Is warmer than another, Shell possesses that corner. "1 was afraid something had hap pened," she says, with her oyee still fixed lovingly on her daughter's face; "but I nm very glad that you decided to Join tie onjy you might have writ ten, dear." "You are welcome as the flowers in May," crlm Violet, who has left her chair, and nt this Juncture gives Shell a cousinly hug, "only you were nn aw ful goose to 00m el If I ever get back to Mudford, wild horses shall never drag me to n moor again." "Hut what is tho matter with the moor?" nska Shsll. "I thought It per fectly lovoly as we ennio along so fresh nnd free and wild nnd breecy: then the village Itself Is so qunlnt I could spend nix wooks In sketehtng It," "Hut I oau't nkotch, you see," yawns Violet; "and as to Its being fresh and wild nnd breezy, why, It Is like mid winter. I doubt it I Hhall over got thoroughly warm again, lty the way, did you see Mr. Champloy, and did you bring the wraps I nsked for?" "I did; and, what Is more, I brought your velveteen dross." "You thoughtful darling! I believe I shall find courage to go out of doors again, now you havo oomo." "Wo certainly do find It vory cold here." Inturposod Mrs. Wllden's gentle voice; nnd the house is so scantily furnished that one seems devoid ot comfort." "Comfort!" cries VI, with a laugh ot scorn. "ln those Amerleuu chrilra represent comfort? There Is no couch and no eoal-box, the windows and doors are simply drought-traps, and the carpet are so full of holes one Is In constant danger ot tripping. Walt till you have seen the window curtains on a windy night It la a case of perpetual motion and, as a climax. I have only two blankets on my bed I" "Poor, persecuted VI!" laughs Shell, much amueed at her cousin's tragic face, "ollw does Ruby stand It. and where Is she?" "Here she cornea!" reepotuU VI. who Is standing with her elbows on the broad wlndew-etll. "She has been over at Meadowcroft seeing to the children." As she speak. Miss Wilden enters the room she starts slightly on seeing Shell, but there Is ne leek of welcome on her face. "What brought yon here?" she neks, Imprinting a eeromany-klM on Shell's upturned face. "Tho carrier's wagon," answers Shell naively. There Issues a simultaneous exetama. tlon ot surprise and horror from the ladles present. "What In the world Induced you to come by the carrier's wagon?" de mands Ruby, with a face the color of beetroot. "The spirit of economy," answers Shell coolly. "I found a fly would be twelve and sixpence; I didn't feci Jus tified In spending all that on myself, so I came with the carrier I and the parcels together were only one-and-slx." "You were certainly not Justified In becoming a disgrace to us all and caus ing the finger of scorn to bo pointed at our poverty!" oxelalms Ruby hotly. "There was only ono old woman be sides myself," oxplalns Shell calmly; "and I don't think she'll point the finger of scorn because aha called mo 'dearie' all tho way, and seemed quite a pleosant old body." "Don't scold hor, Hub- tlio olilbl meant woll," Interposes Mrs. Wilden, with a smllo nt Shell. "And how did you leave thing nt home, doar?" (To bo Continued.) HOW TO TELLAHOHSE'S AOE, Mnrli IJtjtjti,,,,, Hrqnlrrtl ad Tiling,' ,a n jont1eril. To distinguish merely between tho young horse nnd tho old, it Is only necessary to remember n few salient facts. Tho first Is that the milk teeth are present In the horse's mouth until he Is between I nnd t years old. The second fact Is that the "mark," or dark central depression on tho surface of the Inciters becomes gradually worn nut, nnd In a hone over 8 years old has nearly always disappeared from tho tcelh of tho lower Jaw. Tho third fact Is that tho shape ot the tooth is inueli wider from sldo to side than it Is from front to back. As the horse becomes oldor tho surface becomes pro gressively narrower, from sldo to side, nnd thus, Instead of remnlnlug always ohlung, It becomes trlnngulnr, mid then In very old anlmnls flattened from sldo to sldo. In young horsos, thon, wo Judge the age by observing which nt tho milk teeth are present, and which hnvo beon rcplncm! by perma nent ones. To distinguish between tho milk teeth and the permanent, re member that tho milk teeth aro small er, whiter, and havo n dlstlnet neck. Vntll a colt Is over 2 years old his teeth are all milk teeth, nnd tho age Is ostlmntcd from tho amount ot wear shown on the crowns of the teeth. lie tween 2 and 3 the It rut of the perma nent teeth make tholr appearance, and push out the middle two teeth In both upper and lower Jaws. A horse Is said to be S years old when these cen tral permanent Incisors are fully In wear. During the next summer tho second pair of permanent teeth nppear, nnd when they are fully grown nnd In wear the hem: Is 4 years old. He tween -I and R tho last pair makes Its nppsarnncn, nnd now tho horse hns what Is culled n full mouth. So far both marcs nnd horse ars alike, hut at or near S years old the canines, or "tushes," nppear In the male sex only. Up to tho end of this porlod tho de termination of the ago Is a compara tively easy matter, and nny ono who Is nt all observant can readily glvo tlio ngo ot horses by looking nt their teeth. Attor a full mouth Is attained It Is a more dllllrult matter, and tlio diniculty ot nocuratoly telling tho ngo of bid horsos Is greater in proportion to their age. So much Is this tlio-case that It Is popularly supposed that It Is Im possible to toll tho ago ot horses after they are 8 yoars aid. This may bo truo to n great extent nmeng the un trained and Inoxporlonced, but to an export It i not difficult to toll the ngo up to J'i years with a fair degree of ac curacy, and after that age to approx imate it within n couple ot years. To do this euecessfully requires much ex perience nnd n careful Inspection of all visible Indications ot age. To rely upon ono only, surh as tho "mark Is to court defeat. All should bo ob servedthe mark, the shnpo ot the teeth, their length nud the angle at which they meet those ot the other Jaw.-Pull Mall (Iniotte. JACKY ON SHIPBOARD, filed Ul.lcli i l'roilih'.l l.jr it I'slrruat tluvcriinient. Jacky's bed Is n hammock, and It Is a folding, portnblo bed ot the most Im proved kind, flays Sarlbnor's. Peoplo who awing hammocks on verandas In the summer know nothing whatever about Jacky's style of bod. Ills is innila of an oblong plefe ot stout oan vns, fit tod with eyo-holes In tho ends. In tho eye-holes aro ninilo fast vmnll rapes, called "clows," nnd these aro lashed at tholr outer oiida to n ring. When Jacky's folding bed Is opon for use It hangs by these rings from hammock-books fitted to the beams under the decks. Jaeky has a mattress and a blanket In lili bod. and he Iim to keep them there. When he "turn out," as get ting up Is called, he rolls hU hammock up on Its longeei axis and lashes It with a rope provided for that purpeec. There must lie seven turns in the kwh lug. with one exactly In the middle. The clews are tucked In under the lash ing. Jacky Is allowed ten minutes to turn out and laah his hammock. Then he goes up on the soar deck and hands the hammock to one ot the siowers, who drops It Into the nettings. The "nettings" are simply troughs In the ship's rail. A tarpaulin Is hauled over the 1mm mock ami laced down to keep the rain out, and there they stay till they are served out again at night. In the meantime, If Jacky desires to sleep, and In war times he does very often need a nap, he must perforce seek the gentle caresses ot n steel battlehntch or nn oily alley-way, where eoeks and marines do break In nnd coal-poeser corrupt- Hut a paternal government provides the hammock for Jacky and also allows him the use of the deck. Auk Irani. "Dey means well," said the newly enlisted colored soldier. "I hasn't no complaint ter make 'bout delr Inten tions." "Wljp Is yer troublin 'bout?" "De brase band leaders. When de white troops gees ut dey plays white folk's ehunes, like 'Farewell, My Own Truo Love.' an' 'Her Urlght Smllo Haunts Me Still,' but when us troops goes out dey plays "All Coons Look Allko to Me.' an' 'I Don't Care If You Never Comes Hack,' and tech Ilkae Washington Bur, STORY OF A SECRET. Wben Doris married I arranged to allow her a eouplo ot hundred a year, on condition that sho kept It a secret. I em blessed with a number ot other nltces to whom I have no drelro to nllow fn-n'nh,nRs The nrJf nl1 n.,M girls, In their way, And Pve no par ticular fault to find with them, but thoy aren't Doris. Sho was always my favorite, from tho tlmo she began to talk. No doubt It was artful ot her mother to teach her to say. "Nice unolol" beforo sho eould toddle; but ho did, and that settled the question ot favoritism. Doris Is n romantic young person, with n woaktKMw for writing poetry, and all that sort ot thing, nnd she had some scruples about keeping a secret from her husbund; but I Insisted. "Of course, If Harry should over bo hard up, you'U have to tell him and go shares," I ald "Hut If ho has a fault " "Ho hasn't," she assured mo. When thoy had been married about flttoen months sho called at my onico one nfternoou. Sho kissed mo three times, nnd toiuied mo "Dear old uncle" twine; so I knew that sho bad come to propoto Bomothlng preposterous. "Well, mninm," I Inquired, cross ing my logs and folding my hands Judicially, "may I ask tho ronl pur port of this demonstration?" Sho traced the pattern at the carpel thoughtfully with her parasol. "It Is getting rather worn," sho said, "and tho pattern lo too small, I should havo a' warmer color uoxt time If I were you; and 01 I came to propose some thing." "Vod. my dear," I said calmly, "I eould hnvo told you that." "I was going to say that you were qulto right about that allowance of mine. It Is kind of you, uncle, realty." Sho touched my arm with her tiny Closed hand, and I patted IU "I trust Ilnrry hasn't been plung ing I" I asked, with alarm. "0, dear, nol" she cried. "How could you Imagine such a thing?" "Thon how Is my wisdom pro vod?" "I nm going to explain. You you won't bo cross or satirical will you, uncle, dear?" "I hopo not." "It's thlo, undo. You know how fond Harry Is of painting, nnd how he gets up early tnd doen such lovely pictures beforo ho goes to the city?" "Yo os. Oo on, my "doar." "I call theiv, beautiful; but they dotV liao thorn at tho Academy I'm sure It's only Jealousy and he can't toll them often, you know." "Vmphf" 1 thought sho wanted mi to purchnso them. "I want you to got nn ngont to buy somo with my allowance which Harry knows nothing nbout." I was preparing to object, but sho put her hand on tny shoulder. "It would ploaie iiuaaitD Mic. poor Ilnrry so," sho pleaded, "and I should bo Just ns woll oft. Ho would bo suro to buy things tor me and the baby with tho money. It ho didn't, wo havo everything wo really need. He is so good and kind to mo, and I do so want to unolo dear." She paused for breath, with her big oyos looking so ontrcatingly. I wiped my pen care fully nnd considered. "Master Harry Is a sufllelontly lucky in nn, without being a great nrtlst," I said at last. "It would please me, uncle." "My dear child, 'he allowance Is to bo spent entirely at your own discre tion. It's a good plan ot a good little woman." Sho Jumped up and fairly hugged me, until I had to protest that one of my clerks might come In. Doris' plans were duly carried out thoy generall are. We bought eleven ot tho masterpieces for Mil. Doris was In high glee, and actually offered to stand me lunch out of her small bal ance Strange to say, Harry made no mention of the sale te hor, though he scorned Ju llant, So we felt sure that he was pieparlng some grand sur prise. When a week had passed, how over, I began to feel uneasy. Then he called at the office. "I want to consult you about some thing, uncle," he said. "It is a secret from Doris, you mutt understand." "Yes," said I, rubbing my hands and laughing up my sleeve. "Yes, my boy." "I've sold some of my old daubs," he continued, with a hearty laugh, "for a eouplo of hundred. It's quite a wind fall. So I want to do something for Dorry with the money." "Bxaotly." I agreed. "You know sho wrote a book ot poems before we were married, called 'Roseleaves' not halt bad, either." "Yes, ot course, I knows but I wouldn't encourage her to do any more It I were you, Harry. She's better oc cupied with her baby and house and husband." "Certainly, but they were published at her own risk or ?" He looked at v "MlnoT Well, I'm afraid so." "It has always beon a sad point with hor that they didn't go oft better. Bo I thought perhaps wo eould arrange to buy tho lot with my two hundred. It would please hor awfully, poor little woman." I nearly choked with laughter, but I managed to control my eountonnnce, "A splendid Idea, and does you great credit." I told him. Wo arranged It so successfully that In n few days a check wont to Doris from her publlshsrs for 20. She came round Just beforo dinner noxt dny to tell mo; but, to my sur prise, she seemed dlsmnt. After n few minutes' gloomy conversation, sho sat down on tho rug at my feet ns sho used to do when she wns a child, sob bing as If her heart would break. "Ho has nover said one word to nie about the pictures," sho crledi "and and I looked In his check book and nnd he's spent It all. I know It Is on some one else." "I havo mere f-h In Harry than his foolish little wife hss," I said, cheerily. "Como. come, dear, you mustn't glvo way like this." "I wouldn't havo cared for mysolt It he had Just bought something for the dear little baby," sho continued huskily. "Olvo him a llttlo moro time," I sug gested. "Meanwhile, I'll sco what I can find out. I shall seo him at tho club this evening, if you will let him out " "Ho can go Just whoro ho ploason, and when he pleases," she said, scorn fully. "I don't want him." "Don't be n llttlo donkoy." I said, sharply. I seldom speak sharply to Deris. If I do she generally orlos, and makes me feel a bruto. I went round to the club ntter din ner, and found Harry watching tho billiard tournament, ss I had oxpectcd. He wns dull, and after a bit drew mo Into an alcove. "Look here, uncle, Doris hasn't said a word about the check for the poems. I thought perhapa she hadn't opened the letter you know she's Jolly onro lees about such things so I wont up to her room when she was out this af ternoon to see It It was lying on hor table. It wasn't hut tho envelopo wus. So waa her check book. 1 didn't know she Iim) an account even. I supposed It wns shabby, but I lookod nt It and found she hsd a lot of mousy I knew nothing of; nnd had Just paid a uhoek for over n couple ot hundred." "Uood heavens, maul" I cried. "You surely don't suspect her of anything wrong?" "Wrong certainly not; foolish nothing more likely. Anyhow, sho hasn't been straight with mo. I don't know If she thought I might want hor money." Ho kicked a chair savagoly. I snw the gnmo through whllo I con sidered tho mnttor. Then I loft, and took a cab to tholr hoiue, roeolvcd to hnvo done with Bccrots. TAo truth might hurt tholr vanity; but they'd hnvo to put up with that. Whon I en tered the drawing-room thoy woro both thero, nud I plungod at onco Into the matter. "Look horo, young pooplo," I said, "you both hnvo a secret." Hut Harry put his arm around her, and thoy look ed at one another and laughed, "I've found out," said bo. "So," sho said, "havo I. I think, you're a pair ot wtoked, deceitful, crea tures." Kx. OUR BUDGET OF FUN. BOMB 0000 JOKES, OHIQINAL AND SELECTED, A rsrlety of Jol fbi suit Ifonlti Original nnd Srltctdl rinUm sad JcUrnn from His Tlilt of Humor Willy SrlnR. It anil She. Man works and thinks from morn till nlRht, He braves tho slorms from day to lays Ho bends nborc his desk, or with The saw and hammer tolls away, Man hurries through tho bllndlnrt anew, Ho oats and steeps, to toll again; He saves a penny here nnd thero, And strives among his fellow-men. His wlfo gets on tho car and goos And spends tho money ho has earned On Christmas presents for her folks, And Isn't In the least conccrnod. Bha Was dirtily. Miss Oushlngton Well, you know, denr Mr. Robinson, for my part, I must ay I enjoy excellent health ns n rule, only I do suiter so at times from fits ot giddiness I- Punch. Ntver Kiiiiit Why They Hmlleil. A rather ungnllnnt practical Joke fur nished an amusing Incident connected with tho rocent heavy snowstorm In Philadelphia. During the nttornoon n young lady dressed In tho height 6t fashion started to wnllt down Chestnut street under tho protection of nn um brella. At tho tlmo tho snow wns com ing down In soft, clinging (lakes, and tho umbrolla'a nurfaco wih soon cov ered with n whlto coat. Tho young ilndy stopped In tho course ot her prom cnado to admlro a beautiful window To llrk f llstlnt Mayor W. 0. Jcmlson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has taken It upon himself to break up hazing In tho Dnlvoralty of Alabama, and ho has started In this purpose In n most forclblo and deter mined manner. Ho visited tho univer sity on n recent night and sovcrcly migged several ot tho students who participated In tho hazing ot hhi son. Allen Jomlson, who wns recently put through tho university mill. Tho may or's ron wns rocontly cntorod in the university. Tho boys promptly pro ceeded to administer to Allen tho done that has been accorded to tho now oa-deta-a substantial "bucking." Young Jsmlion left tho Institution. He re turned, however, nftor the lapse ot a week and was welcomed back with another "bucking." Tho youuBman returned home and reported thu oc currence to his father, whereupon tho older Jemlson, who Is an nlumntis of the Institution, oqulpped himself with a horsewhip nnd wont to tbo oadet bar racks after midnight. Ho went straight to the rooms ot three cadets who had been most severe on his son and called them out upon tho stoop. They were In their night olothes, which were built ot thin material, and It is said tlve mayor's cruel whip stained the dinging garments well with blood. The mayor Is credited with having executed the most ap proved Job ot hating that has been known at the university In many a day. A lllnf On Stilled. The celebrated ease ot Smith vs. Stu art for the poesceslon of an engage ment ring after tho engagement hod been broken by the young woman has been finally settled. Albert Smith ahd Mlsc Nellie Stuart of Louisville were the principals. Smith was Jilted by Mlsc Stuart, and after a demand for the ring had been refused, Instituted suit to reoover It. Miss Stuart's mother presented ns an offset a bill for gas and coal utilised and value ot Lie en tertainment furnished by hor daugh ter's company. A trial resulted, and the decision was In favor of the de fendant. The plaintiff took an appeal, but Anally decided to abandon the ault. l'ftlnfuUy Amloui. "Tho new dentist Is very handsome and fascinating. Have you seen hla yet?" "No, but I'm just aching to do 00." Iloxbury duetto. I display of nrt ware, and whllo standing thero attracted tho attention ot a groups ' of young mon, nmong whom was the i 'practical Joker. He reached over anul I with tho tip of hla (Inner traced on tho snow-covorcd umbrella tbo words 1 "Kiss mo." Tho owner of tho umbrel la, all unconscious ot the fact that sho was tho object ot much attention, walked slowly on down tho street. I Several rudo young men, who saw tho ! Inscription on tho umbrella, peered rather boldly at tho pretty face be neath It, as they pushed by. This an noyed her so much tbnt sho suddenly closed hor umbrella and took rofugo tq a store, stilt unablo to ovon guess what people were smiling at. And Vary might, Too. ecw-: 1 -rt Friend Why do you oall your show an "electrical extravaganza"? Manncer Hccnuio It's light opora. How Us Vton liar, Tom I'm surprised to hear qt Dick's engagement to the wealthy Miss An tiques. I was under the Impression that sho was a confirmed man-hater. Jack So she was, but Dick won her through diplomacy. Tom How so? Jack She asked him to order a bell tor her bicycle and be told her that the didn't require another, as there waa a belle on her wheel every tins she rode It. After that he bad everything bta own way.