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MY POOR wife:
BY J. P. SMITH. CHAPTMt XVIH.-(Contlnuod.) "I mndo cnutlouii Inquiries, nnd found to my surprise that my tnlior nblo Identity was qtilto lout. I lind glvon no hint, uttored no namo during my stay there, that would lead to dls covory. 1 learned that tho clothes I woro when taken up by tho pollco wero mcro rags ot tho ooarsost, most loathsome kind, and n bit ot soiled pa per bearing the name 'Kllznbeth Thompson' found In tho pocket ot tho dress served na my cortmente ot Imp ,tlm. nnd so Elizabeth Thompion I re mained to nil who met mo during tliOHo seven years, When and how my olothoa wero changed and stolen, as thoy undoubtedly were, I don't remsm bor. After throe years I wn ills charged nn cured, nnd, br I had shown eomo cnpahlllty for nursInK during nn opldomlo thnt visited the asylum, n kind nun who hnd ehnrgo ot tho Cath olio ward offered to eel mo a plnco ns Attendant In n hospital, whero I re mained some time," "And you novor thought of mo novcr longod to see mo, to know how I-" alio lnughcd bitterly, ns sho waved tho eager Interruption nsldo, with o. gosturo of pnln. "Novcr thought of you! Ah, you will never know how you filled my life, can novor undorstnnd what I felt and suffer cdl I know you must bellovo mo dead, nnd I know tho host thing for your happiness, your peace ot mind, was to let you remain In that bollef. I strugglod to keep awn? from you. to learn nothing about you; but, when nursing a patient whom I casually heard had latoly been In do- ermostlo sorvlco In the neighborhood of Colworth, I could not resist tho temp tation of questioning lior. From her I loomed, Paul, that Mr. Donnys ot Colworth wns married to a Miss Stop jford, with whom ho hnd Inherited n largo forturo, thnt ho was very happy and prosperous and tho falhor of throo beautiful chlldron. "This nows allayed nil my doubts, drove every lingering upork ot hopo nnd hnpplnoss from my future. I logged tho rovorond mother who hnd procured mo tho place In tho hospital to accept mo ns n novleo; but hIio host V tatcd for soma tlmti, knowing of tho Mint In my blood, llowovor, aftor a couplo of years, soolng no sign of n rolnpso, nnd getting n very favnrnblo opinion of my enso from tho nsylum doctors, 1 wns recolvod Into tho con vent, nnd on application allowed to Join tho mission going to New Zea land. "Wo wore to havo sailed noxt woek, nnd as tho tlmo drew nonr n torrlblo rostlesinoHR came over me, a longing ao Intense to breathe the nlr you breathed once moro, thnt I folt I could novcr bo n useful and contented Hervant of lleavon unless my longing woro gratlflod. I nppealed to tho rev erend mother, nnd sho with her usual goodness gnvo hor consont. I arrived nt dusk that that blessed night, In tending only to say a prayer for you nnd yours at tho cross prosorvlng my memory, and then stoal away as I had come. "At tho station I saw your brother accidentally, bollovlng him to bo you his foaturos nro wandorfully llko what youra onco wero. I found to my utter bewilderment, nnd I think relief, that my lovo was dead oomplotely dead, that Edith's husband was noth ing to mo. "I wandered out, pondering tho meaning ot this dlscovory, and saw you strctchod across my grave. At the first sound of your voice, at tho first glanco Into your worn altered faeo ah, beloved, I knew that 1 wns not frco, nnd could novor bo, no mat tor what gulf divided us. I tried to savo you ns I thought to leavo yout but-but-" CHAPT1HII XIX. Bhe sloppod n little hysterically; nnd Iio laid his hand on her lips. Presently oho llftod It away, and said with eager wilfulness "Uut you loved her, Paul, slstcr-ln-i, law or not; you never eati explain that nwny. No no; do not try! You want ed to mnrry her before you met me. I am sure of It. You loved her you wanted to mnrry her once," she re pealed monotonously. "Yes. yea, I wanted to marry her once. Listen, listen to me Helen! I was n mere boy home from nn out skirt station In India, wbere I Merer mw a woman's face. I was lonely and sad; ) was kind and beautiful, and did everything In her power to fasci nate and enslave me. Mow could I help falling in the trap? I left her In n state at melodramatic despair, which I now know was only skin deep, though I belle red at the time she had dpa It mo a life-wound. "I met you; we were married nnd c spent six Months tooetke- abroad. Ah, n llelen, I did not understand until long afterwards how happy those six TiiQliths wore, how thoroughly they had made you part of my life the very eeseneo ot my content and hap piness. I'or I was happy; but blind, oonseltod dolt that I was, I attributed toy contented state ot being to my own JtsiflshneM and generosity in marrying you, and accepted as my due your de votion to me. Well, well, I was pun 1 lined, cruelly punished for It all. I lived to linger over every day, every hour of thoso six months with a yearn ing passion, n slckonlng romorso that left thoto lines you see on my fac. and streaking my hnlr with gray bo foro I had reached tho prime of life. "When we roturnod she enma across my path again, nnd necessity compell ed her to confldo a socret to mo. When I learned by it how shamefully sho had been treated, I believed I had mis judged her cruolly, nnd was only oager to offer reparation In my power. I folt thnt no saerlflco or exertion I could make would ntono for tho Irro parablo wrong done hor by ono at my nnmo, and" "Your brother Arthur, you mean; ho had" "Ho hnd forecd her an Ignorant thoughtless girl ot sixteen to marry him secretly when sho wna staying with an Invalid aunt In London." "Of sixteen!" sho oxalatmod oager ly. "You moan that sho-sho was your brothor'a wlfo before I loft you all all that time she was with ua, your brother's wlfot" "Yos, yes. At first tho oxcltoment nnd ndvonturo had pleased hor, but later on, whon sho came to know Ar thur's truo character and rnodo of his Ilfo how ho had squandorod his for tune was shunned by honest man nnd rospcctnblo women whon her unole, who had hoard some rumor of a child ish nttachmont between the pair. In formed her that. If sho exchanged nn other word with Arthur, he would not only altor hts will and leave hor pen niless, but would expel iwr from his homo, hor complacency changed to a stnto of misery anil almost unbearable suspense, which by degress tnught her to hnto the cause of hor selfish ter ror, and mndo his oxljtenao a post tlvo ntghtmaro to her. "At last, aftor n stormy Interview Arthur cousentod to omlgrata to Aus tralia, pledging his wotd to romaln thoro until tho General should dlo. and Kdlth's Inhorltanco bo qulto nafo. "Ho nallod, but aftor a tlmo tiring of Colonial llfo. brcko his solemn promise, nnd n month. Aftor our arriv al nt Colworth ho tuinod up at South ampton, nnd Kdlth In hor torror of discovery confldod l.or Bocret to mo. Implorod mo to help hor nnd Induce my brother to ruturn to Australia nt once. "I promised to l.olp her by ovory means In my powor, wroto nt once to my brothor, begging him to leave; but ho rofusod point blank until ho had had at loast ono Interview with his wlfo, whom, with nil his faults. I bo llovo ho truly lovnd. ns his conduct within tho last sevan year has amply proved. Seeing ho was not to bo shnk on, wo arranged that the meeting should tnko placo at Colworth, where thoro would bo loss chance of detec tion. It was In vain. I hogged Kdlth to lot you share the socret; she was Intloxtblo on that point. Hor motive for thnt reserve it tho time I thought trivial nnd unrejsonnblo; but I havo slnco fathomed tUo torrlblo overwoen tng vnnlty and hoartlessnewi of tho woman, nnd cnti now understand It perfectly. Sho was Jealous of you, my darling; that I should havo bo quick ly recovered from hor wanton nttiok was n stab hoc vanity rosontod bit terly: he bbw moro clearly than I could sco mjsolf dull fool! how thoroughly happy I was. how dear you were to mo; nnd bo sho set nbout, with a thousand nnmoltwis, almost In tangible wiles nnd nrtlflcoe, to wreik tho hnpplnosu of n mnn who wns shel tering nnd protecting her. fighting to prosorvo her fortune nnd honor. With broken, hali-stlllod hints nnd lnun does, sho govo mo to undorstnnd thnt I would havo been hor oJiuloo had I spoken long ago, boforo my brother tried by ovory means In power to wean mo from your Influence, to force on me the fact that I had made a tremen dous sacrifice In marrying you, that my chivalrous and tender bearing to wards you awoke In her feelings that made her own wretched fate almost unbearable, and nt the samo time, I presume, from what I've heard, that you, my poor darling, did not oenpe her " "Paul, that time when you left me alone with her, when you went to Lon don " "To meet her husband yos?" "8he told' me not nt onee, roti know, but by degree-It It took three days, Paul that you -you had loved her MtoNaUly for years, that you had proposed to her a few days before yoM met we. that, even after her first refusal, you had followed hor about Indon, trying to mike her change her mind, and that, falling that, you you had rushed hack tn Ire land In wroth and despair, and and married me " "She teld yon tkat-tke Jade?" "Not boldly, as I toll you now. but with little hints and Jokes, halt laugh Ing sighs that were almost worse." "My poor brother! Well, my darl ing, the nnd entue. You followed us that night, and saw the meeting be tween husband and wlfo." "Paul. Paul! You moan It was not you I sow holding her lu your arras, Imploring her to flyT" "No It was Arthur. We were more alike then than new, love, and I had lent him my big gray ulster, for be complained of the eold. The the mis take was natural; but, oh, how awful la Its consequences to you tad uol" "Ot on-ob, go onl" she cried troathlossly. "Whon convinced ot your fcrrlbU iJcath, brain fever sot In, and for somo months I was uneonsolous of my loss. I recovered, roio from my slek hod wrotched In heart and body, tho lovo, hopo. happiness of my llfo burled In your grave. I left Kuropo-travcled aimlessly In Asia and America for nix years. In tho meantime tho old Hen oral had dlod suddenly a tow winks after your disappearance, leaving his nlcoo sixty thousand pounds In hard cash, but th Hall and surrounding property to a mnlo rolatlve. "Kdlth married Arthur publicly al most nt once, and they sottlcd down nt Colworth, renting tho placo from me. A fow months ago my brothor. who l now a most exemplary momber of o oloty, wrote nsklng mo It I would toll my Intorest In It, nnd lot them ontnll It on their oldest son. as It was my avowed Intention not to marry again. I could not make up my mind, nnd came homo to settle the business. "A few dnys ago at tho Langhnm I mot my brother nnd his wlfo for tho first tlmo since their second marriage, nnd ho persuaded mo to try to visit tho old place again. I came down with tham. nnd wnlkod across tho fields to tho croM which boro your name. When I saw tho familiar spot, tho homo among tho trees, tho cruel mill, heard tho mournful nmlo of the loaves and tho ripple of the water, oil tho old pain broko out ns fiercely ns on tho day I lost you. I threw myself upon your grnvo, call ing out your namo. Your voice an swered mo. I lookod up, and snw you, Helen, standing In tho moonlight before me." Two months nttor her Installation nt Colworth, Mrs. Arthur Dennys, her lord nnd master, nursory, horses, car riages, lackeys, nnd mntds woro storming tho sleepy country stntlon ngnln, onrnuto for a Sydenham villa resldeneo, where she still bemoans tho III luck at her oldest born, who will uerer now Inherit Colworth. (THK KNIJ.) A GREAT FRENCH ETCHEn. Would llaro IUin Fine 1'atnter bat far Color Illliidneit. Charles Meryon born In 1321 was brought up to tho navy, going first In 1S37 to tho nnvnl suhool at Ilrost, says Pall Mall (Inzetto. As a youth, he snlled round tho world. Ho touched nt Athens; touahod nt tho then snvago caants of Now Zoaland; mndo skotches, n few of which, In dyn when most of his greater work was done, ho used ns mntorlal for soma of his etchings. Art ovon then occupied him, nnd deep ly Interested ns ho soon got to bo In It, ho scams to havo had a notion that It was loss dlgnltlcd than tho profu sion of tho navy, and after awhllo ho chose deliberately tho loss dignified bemuse It was tho loss dignified. Ho would have us bollovo so, nt any rato; ho wished his futher to hsllovo so. And In ISIS, having sorved creditably and became a lieutenant, ho roslgnod his commission. A painter ho could not be. Tho gods, who had given him, ovon In his youth, n poetic vision nnd a firmness of hand, had denied him tho true sight of color; and I remember seeing hnnglug up In tho salon ot M, Ilurty, who knew him, a large, Impres sive pastel of a ship cleaving her wny through wide, deop waters, and the sea was red and the sunset sky was green, tor Meryon was color blind. Ho would hnvo to be nn engraver. He ontorod tho workroom of ono M. Hlery, to whom In after times, as his wont was, ho ongraved some vorses of his writing apprcclntlvo verses, slnooro nnd unfinished "a tot, Illory, mon maltro." The etchings of Xeeman.tho Dutchman, gave him tho doslro to etch. Ho coplod with freedom and Interest several of Zeemnn's neat llttlo olatos, nnd nddrossed him with praises, on another little copper, llko tho ono to Hlery "a Zeemun, poltttro dea mato-lota." ..irmXtoSJ'wiihitai'OlJB BUDGET OF FUN. silver-mounted revolver of rulue?"i asKeu the languid husband. "I am going to use It to drlvo the wolf from the door!" replied the ener getic wife. Whereupon sho took It to the nearest pawnshop and got ft, on It. BOMB OOOD JOKES, OMCItNAL AND ELECTED. cry Snallwd IIU t'ntie lr(h. A man recently swallowed his false teeth and It druva him mnd. Btomashi will stand a great deal, but not every thing. If yours Is weak try Hostottor's Stomach Hitters. It cures stomach troubles, ss welt as malaria and fover 'and ague. It Is strongly recommended at this season ot tho year. All drug gists keep It. Having faith In nn unworthy man Is unfortunate. HIS OLD YELLOW "ALMANAC. I left thf form when mother died, and eha.i my nlaoe ef hwelmV To dausMer Butte's stylish heme, right In th y street. And there w tlim, berer I come, that sert of scared rae tellln' How I wmtd niKl'the temi-fotks ways o Ulfflault to meet. They in 14 T(j h.av no comfort In the And I'd hvs to wear itlft collars sv iveK-My Mint along-. I nnd t tsV In elty nays Just like a dusk to wtr. I like Hi racket nnd the noise, and never tire of shews; And there' ne end at comfort tn the man sion of nir daughter. And everything is right at hand, and metier freely news; And hired help la all about, Jmt tlttenln' for mr oall, tlut I tnlH the yellow almanac from off my kitchen wall. The houie U full of calendars from attic to the cellar: They're win led In alt colors, and are tancy-llkd to see, Uut Juit In this particular I'm not a mod ern feller, And the yrllaw-coverrd olmnnno Is good enoiisn tor mei I'm uied io It, I've seen It round from boyhood 10 old K. . . . And I rather llko the Jokln' at the bottom of ech pace. I like the way the "0" stood out to show . the week's iMRlnnln' ln these ntw-fni;Ud calendars the days iined tort of mixed), . . And the ruun upon the cover, iiieuch he wet n't exactly wlnnlli' With lunss and liver nil exwecl, stUI ItowliiK how we are nxed; And tile letter, credentials that was writ to Mr. Ayer, I've Often, on a inliiy day, found readlu' very fair. t tried io And one recently; there wa'n't one In tbo elty. Tliey toted out creat enlnndnrs In every eert of style; I looked at 'am in eold disdain, nnd an ewered 'em In pltyi "I'd .miner have nty almanac than all tlwit coilly pile." And, theuKh I lake to city life, I'm lone- seme, after all, Kor that old yellow almanac upon my Kltohen well, -Itlla Wheeler Wilcox, tn the Century. A Variety of jokei tllbei and fronlet OrlKlnut nnd fleleeled rialiam and letttm from the Tide ot Uiiiuor Ultt rtsijt, ("annul I'.ren I k In, He Btood on tho renr plnttorm of the Htnot car nnd flung his nrms, slap ping his bIOoa to kcop warm. Another possengor Jumped nbonrd nnd without waiting to peep through tho frosted glnsi door, said: "Whnt'H tho matter? Why don't you go Inside? Is It full In there?' "I'ull?" tho other roturnod In a tono that won laden with disgust: "my friend, It's so full you can't oven look Into that oar without overcrowding It." Hone of Vrlerniu' Appeal. The Sons of Veterans of tho state nt New York appeal for nld fur the erec tion ot n memorial conservatory at the New York Stato Sol-Here' nnd Sailors' home, nt Ilath. Tho building will bo used for tho purposo of growing plants tor tho decoration of the home grounds bo ns to make them ns nttractlvo and homelike as poeslblo. At the same time plants, cut flowers, vegetables and fruit will be raised for the hospital during the winter months. AFRAID OP THE OLA98 EYE. Japaneie Coollee Would Not Serve the Owner ot It. A yonr or two ngo ao artist from San Francisco who wore a glan oyo eflinn to Yokohnmn and established himself In n little bungalow on tho out skirts ot the city, says tho Yorkvlllo Yeoman. Tho weather was extremely warm, and before the stranger had be- -eomo settled he was besieged by a 1 number of coolie who wanted to get ! the Job of fanning him nt night. Tho ! artists looked over tho applicants and i flnnlly solected nn old man who brought excellent recommendations from his last employer. When It was time to retire the artist took out his glass eye, laid It en the stand at his bedside and went to bed. The old man picked up bis fan and the San Fran cisco man waa soon asleep. He slept peaceful ly for an hour or two, when be waa awakened by a ehnrue of buss ing Insects nbout hts head. He looked about him and found that the man whom he had hired to fan htm was gone. The next morning when he went In aoareh of another coolie he was amazed to discover that no ono would work for him. Ho was loekoif upn as a wlcard and worker of miracles with whom It was unsafe to be alone. The old man had gone nmong his friends and told how the CnlKornlan had taken out his oyc at night and laid It on a stand In order that he might watoh his servant at night and see that ho kept his fan In motion. The old eoolle'a story created such excitement that tho Han Pranelsco man was never able to get another Japanese to fan htm after that. Pessimist I tell you tho world Is going to the devil. Optimist Well, I tee you are going tho way of loo world. Mr. Hdltor: For tho good of suffer ing humanity, and particularly those suffering from that most dreadful dis ease, rheumatism, wo deslro to Inform your readers that tho only spoclflc In tho world today for this dlicaie Is our "Five Drops" remedy. "Five Drops" Is the nnmo, and "Flvo Drops" Is tho dose, It Is not only acknowledged ft Epeoiflo by tho many thousands who hnvo been cured by Its uso, but It Is now acknowledged to bo such by tho medical profosslon, many of whom uso this remedy In their dally practice, nnd they stnto to us that It Is tho only thing with which thoy can euro tho rheumatism. This remedy not only positively cures this dlicaso, but It novcr has failed and II novcr ran fall to euro any and all ot tho following diseases: Sciatica. Lumbago, Neural gia, Catarrh, Creeping Numbness, Nervousness, Asthma, Heart Weak ness, Toothache, Harachc, !a Clrlppc, nnd diseases of tho liver and kidneys. "Five Drops" Is not a patent medlclno, but was perfected only after vast re search In Bclcntiflo fields, nnd nt groat expense. It never can bo fully appre ciated until It Is used. Many of Ita cures border on the mlraoulous. Words are almost Inadequate to express the ?;reat benefit which suffering human ly Is dally deriving from tho use ot this most wonderful remedy. Its merltj and medicinal properties nro as far above tbo other remedies offered for sate as the mountain Is above the valley. It Is worth its weight In gold to anyone suffering from any of the diseases tor which It Is recommended. The prtee Is low and within tho reach of all. II per bottle for full else (300 doses), prepaid by mall or express, or six bottles for $B. Anyone desiring to test Its eflleacy without ordering n full also bottle, can have n 24 cent cample bottle sent by mall until May 10. by sending 10 cents to tho Swanson llheu matio Cure Company, 167 Deat'.jrn street, Chicago, III. Couldn't I'lar a .lawthnrp, "Mamma," bald an 8-year-old South Bide maiden, "hos Unelo George gons to heaven T" "I hope to, dear," replied mamma, "And will be play on a harp? " "Why, we are taught that the good people who net to heaven will play on harM, my elilld." Tae terrible Infant gave a sniff 'Well, Hwou't be no god,rt she scorn fully sold. "Cousin Willie ears Undo Ueorie ceukln't even play a Jewsharp tor shucks." Jumping ropos are sure etldcnee of spring. U-loUate, Take up the uhlto man's burden, And Wew In yeur hard-earned tin 1 2!" dlBh "d canned tomatoes To ratten yeur wife's lenn kin; Her aunts and her wfeked tineles Aro oemlnjr to drive yeu wlldi These linlr-slarved sullen people, Halt devil and hnlr child. Take up the while man's Iwrden. And nil un your heune with bunks. 2.1' hl,,,Blls may eleep In comfort; They're eemlng with Imrs nnd trunks; .-T? nlna? stay nil summer. re die In yeur yard next fnll Theee linlf.abot. sullen people, Half stomach and half Hell. Take up the white man's burden. And sit en the roh ami swear, Per klnfolks will uee the tefa, Ami lent In your easy chair. They'll eat all the tiles ami deushnuts, And you most subslet en prunea Those rlne-halred silken Ulnfelks, llnlf pelicans nml bait leeni. Throw down the white man's burden, And et u lireeeh-losdltiK deg To mangle the Mrst retailed (Half ereeedlle nnd Imlf hog) Wlm enmes with his ten valine And seventeen tourist trunks. Te eat up yeur satined previsions, And elsop lh your lll-epnrmt hunke. Atehlisn Ulobo. THE WOMEN SAY There Is No Itemed the Kneel ef r-l-v-na In Ail Their rerallar Ills. Miss Busan Wymar, tcaeher In the fttehmond tiehool, Chicago, III., write the following tetter to Dr. Hnrtman re garding Pe-ru-nn. She sayst "Only thoso who have suffered with sleepless ness from ovorwork In tho schoolroom, such ns I have, can know what a bless ing It Is to bo nblo to find relief by spending a couple of dollars for some Not Worth Mentioning. Tho Bhnvcd Didn't you tnko off a plcco of my car. then? The Bhnvor Yos, sab, but not enough to hurt do Harian. Annr llehlml. "What's the matter? I hear that you nro going to withdraw from our club." "Yes. I can't afford to run tho risk of bolus oitrnclzod by socloty for re maining n member of nn organisation thnt has novcr had n cako walk." Chicago Dally Nows. The frnrtlrat Hide nt II. Uncle lllrnin So yew study Latin nn' Orook nt college, dew yo? Nephew Yos, sir. Don't you np provo of those studios? Undo Hlrnm Wnl, tho Utln might eomo In handy It yo over work In n drug store, but I don't sec what tho Creek Is good fer. It Made Hint Angry. "Fosdtek received a valentine that mndo him very angry." "Ono of tkoso outrageous comic things, I supposo?" "No; It Is n pretty Valentino, but It was stnt by oxprese, charges to bo col-locted."-New York World. A 1'ertertly Natural (Jnerr. The Iady So you are a boro of the lato war, oh? Tho Tramp Yes, mn'am, Tho Iady Well, what havo you dono with tho money you received for your magazine nrtlolos? Puok. Itruali on Anntte. Tommy "That church Is over 200 years old." Cissy "My mint saya It's only 100." Tommy "Oh, well, I supposo that's as far bnok no sho can remember," Stray Stories, A !-Mt llesoarce. King's Daughter Moray! Do you allow that half-grown girl to read Zola and Ouldn? Tho Mother I must do something to koop hor away from the newspapers. Life. Ilryant IterUed. The molanehely days' aro eomo, Tho saddest over yet, When wo put our overcoats In bosk Our summer suits to geL Harden Lock ot All. Deggar (pathetloally) Ah, mister, wot kin be worse than bavin' no horns tor go ter? Citizen (unsteadily) Nuzzln, my frltnd nuzztn' 'cept bavin' a boras that you'vo got to go to. rbUadetpb.lt Inquirer. llln Him in Wmtr. Pe-ru-nn. This hns been my experi ence. A friend In need Is a friend Id deed, and every bottlo of Pc-ru-na I over bought proved n good frlond to me." Suinn Wymnr. Mrs. Margnrclha Dauben, 1314 North Superior St.. Ilaclne City, Wis., writes! "I feel so well and good nnd happy now that pen cannot describe It. Para na Is everything to mo. I fed healthy and well, but If I should bo sick I will know what to take. I havo taken sov eral bottles ot Pc-ru-na for fcmalo complaint. 1 nm In tbo cbango ot llfo l nna ii noes mo good." Send for a freo book written by Dr. uariman, entitled "Health and Uoauty." Address Dr. Hartman, Co lumbus, o. An umbrella la ngood frlond on a rainy day. Hveryono trlwt tonioTiovo no wrlc it na hard as nlsjjwrtj PLEASED WITH ALDEHTA. J Aa KicelUnl Iteporl from ITUronila and Mlnuiiota Delecetee. Tbo opinion of flvo delegates from Minnesota and Wisconsin, published by the Edmonton Uullctln over their names Is very complimentary to Northern Alberta. Tbo report says: "Wo must say with all sincerity that driving all over tho country for six day, wo have not found one aottlor who was not moro than pleased with, tho country nnd its productions, nnd will not return to tho Innd ho left. Wo hnvo seen peoplo hero from all parts of tho states and nil doing well. Wo met a Dakota farmer by tho namo of McLean, who hns Informed us that ho has raised mora grain hers In three years than ho did In thirteen whero bo enmo from, on half as much ground. Wo havo scon a number of others, both men nnd women, nnd MI speak In tho some strain nbout Albirtn. They all look woll and contented: even the chil dren aro happy. In our drlvo over tho country, In passing the countlois 1 school houses wo rouid only sco hap I Plness in tho faces of the llttlo onos. I Wo noticed them all well dressed equal I It not better than tho same class ot ! children In tho stato of Minnesota. I The wheat that Is raised here Is Just beautiful, tho kornol full nnd plump I and may well bo termed golden grain, I yielding SO to S5 bushels to lbs -ere. This statement Is not from one armor but from hundreds who tell tho snme tale. Oats yield from 70 to 100 bushels to tho acre, barloy from 40 to CO bush els and potatoes from 300 to 400 bush els to the acre. Wo have taken par tleulnr notice of tho cllmata In regard to the difference between this coun try and our own. When wo loft Ada ; Minnesota, wo wero in tho midst of a real Dakota blizzard. When we ir rled nt IJdmonton we found the peo ple on tho streets still wearing sum mer clothing, no mittens on their hands and far less uso for them. Tho country Is simply more than wo over dreamed of. Tho printed matter sent out by the government docs not half tell of tho grand country In Alberta, open for millions of people to mako beautiful homes for themselves. Too much can not bo said In praise. It Is all and more than tho greatest eulogist ever thought of giving to tho public We saw cattle and horses In herds grazing on tho pratrlo like In summer time all sleek and fat. Wo were Informed by several fsrmera that most ot the stock run out all winter. We also found the market extra goodl here for beef and pork. Hogs fetch, 4H cents live weight A three-year-j old steer will bring from f 40 to 145 right from the prairie. Coal and wood, are here In abundance. Coal It sold In tbo town ot Rdmonton for f3 ptr ton and farmers can secure ooal at the mines tKernselves for 7fi cents per load. Ilsfore closing we say to you one and all, come to Alberta, where tbero aro homos for millions and a promise for something to lay by fer an old age. We aro well satisfied with this country and as evidence have each bought a half section of C. P. H. land tn township IS. range 2 west ot the 4th Initial meridian, and will teUtrn noxt spring to reside. Hoping this) may bo ot some benefit to the over burdened farmers ot tho United States." Sent by Floyd Dean, sen of B, 8, Dean of Deanrllle. Mleh., who U nw In Alberta, and has taken up 10 aires tbero. "Ilsslurrd by the Itubbera," Hmperor William never plays onrds eveept fer very low stakes. Yet in a gome with n Leipzig lawyer onee upon n tlmo the latter lost SO marks. He laughingly oxelalmed: "I haft got Into a regular robbem' den." Every body reared with laughter, the empe ror at heartily ns tbe reel. When bla majesty was. staying the following year at Darby nnd nntloed the lawyer, he went up to him, handed him a 30-mark piece set In diamonds, In the form of a scarfpln, and saldt "lUatortd by the robbers."