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THEY -were standing before a per-1 fumery shop in Bond street as I passed them two young ladies of manifestly good society," so refined was their appearance and so perfectly correct their tenure. I could not help half turning, and who should they be but that arch tease of a cousin of mine, Sybil Vane, and her bosom friend, Gwen O'Hara. It was Sybil that had spoken, and she said: "Fancy that little fool throwing her self away on a man like that when she knows he only wants her for her money." "What little fool and what man?" I asked, as I raised my hat by way of apology for the intrusion. "Oh, you men! You never know any thing," said Sibyl, when she had recov ered from the shock my question had evidently occasioned. "Then tell me," I rejoined. "You nev er have any secrets from me, you know at least, not for long." "Why, Honor Beaumont and Capt. Faulkiner, to be sure." "Are they engaged to be married?" "Of course they are, and he hasn't a penny, while she has a mil 1 Ion." "Well, he's a very handsome fellow, and she is-passable." "They say he cheated at cards, that he's In everybody's debt, and is nothing short of a mere adventurer. And yet Honor Beaumont has accepted him! I say it's really too bad of her." I had known Faulkiner for some years, and 1 am bound to say I had very little to urge In his defense. He had never been actually caught in any nefaribus proceeding, but it was known that he bad run through most of his friends, and that he was wonderfully lucky at faro, and that he was anxious ly looking for an heiress. The wedding took place, and about four months afterward Captain and Mrs. Faulkiner were back in town, ap parently the happiest people to be found in all Belgravia. . , . As for Faulkiner, he seemed com pletely changed. There was a manli ness about him that one never noticed before; his eyes wore a frank expres sion that was truly refreshing to see. He was clearly devoted to his wife, and they seemed to perfectly understand and trust each other. What could it mean? Gradually I got to really like Faulki ner. He made a splendid host, was a pattern of the domestic virtues, and im pressed one as being the soul of honor. Our acquaintance finally ripened into a close friendship, and the intimacy de veloped until at length I found myself how I know not on terms of real confidence with the man whom, only a few months before, I had been Inclined to look upon very much in the light in which he was regarded by my cousin Sybil. One evening he expounded the mys tery. "Shall I tell you the story of our courtship. Jack?" he asked. "As you will, my dear fellow," I re plied, "if it isn't too sacred a subject for a third party." "That's just it it is a sacred subject, as you will see." He lit his cigar and proceeded: "All that the world thought and said of me before I was married was true, and more than true. I was a 'regular " 'Fritz' she always called me Fritz rather than Frank 'I want to speak to you.' " 'What is it, darling? " 'You are not to call me darling any more till this matter is cleared up.' " 'What matter, dear?' "'Just this: People are saying that you are marrying me merely for my money. Is that so?' " 'Of course not. I love you for your self ' "'Stop, stop! I am going to put you to the proof. You know my solicitors Messrs. Hopkins & Dicey, in Lincoln's Inn?' " 'Yes.' " 'Well, meet me there to-morrow at noon, sharp. And now, good-night.' "In a moment she was gone. I passed a sleepless night, and with great diffi- I CLASPED HEB 1 35" Mr ARMS WEPT TOGETHER." sincerity of the man she loved. Disre garding the presence of the man of law, I clasped her in my arms, and we yes. Jack, we wept together. 'I treasure now that sacred parch ment which awakened to new life the little good that was left in me which aroused the deadened sense of unselfish love and gave me riches greater far than my villainy had ever dreamed of. Do you wonder, Jack, that I am a changed man?" And that was the sequel of the con versation in Bond street WOMAN IN MAN'S POSITION. Mra. Glesaner Moore Brady a Circuit Clerkyia Missouri. The first woman to hold the mascu line position of Circuit Clerk of Vernon County, Missouri, was recently appoint ed by Governor Stephens. She is MrsV Glessner Moore Brady, the only child of Mr; and Mrs. Harry C. Moore, and niece of Thomas D. McKay, who was MM, St. Jotas ana Sprinerville EXPRESS. DAVID K. UDALL, Proprietor. TIME TABLE. Leave Holbrook dally except;Sundays, 3:00 p.m ' f. -Y what little fool and what mas?' I ASKED. bad lot And it is true also that in pro posing to Miss Beaumont I was actu ated by the most mercenary motives, and those alone. "All that I wanted was her money her money. Jack do you hear me? The world said so, and the world was per fectly right I had plans as to what I would do with it My chief anxiety was to prevent her getting any inkling of the truth, and so I never ceased to dance constant attendance on her, and especially to withdraw her as far as possible from her lady friends. All went well until one evening at the Villiers' ball she took me to one side, saying: culty nerved myself in the morning to keep the mysterious appointment. "Old Dicey I call him that because he is now one of my dearest friends received me coldly. " 'I have been favored, Capt. Faulki ner,' he said, 'with some very extraor dinary instructions from my client your fiancee Miss Beaumont. I must entirely disclaim all responsibility in the matter. I have simply given effect to Miss Beaumont's wishes, and the final issue of them must rest entirely with yourself. If you please, we will go to the adjoining room, where Miss Beaumont awaits us.' "We found her seated near a window. She did not rise, but simply bowed, and I saw that her face was pale, and that it wore an expression of apparent en forced calm. " 'Fritz, I told you last night that people are saying that you are marry ing me merely for my money. It mat ters little to me now whether they speak the truth or not If they do, then, whether or not you become my hus band, is the light gone out of my life indeed. You know, Fritz, how I love you! If you can have done this cruel thing nothing can undo it now. If you have designed to beggar me, under the pretext of affection, husband or no hus band, fortune or no fortune, can make no difference to nie. But it shall never be said that you actually did marry me for my money,- and so, Fritz, I have asked Mr. Dicey to draw up a deed which which ' And here the poor darling broke down completely and could say no more. " 'The deed. Capt. Faulkiner,' said Mr. Dicey, with frigid solemnity, 'is an uncommon one; I know, Indeed, of no precedent. But it relates that, in con sideration of Capt. Francis Arthur Faulkiner, of the Second Life Guards. releasing Miss Honor Beaumont of Hurtsfield House, Hertsfordshire, from her engagement to marry him, the said Miss Honor Beaumont herewith makes over to the said Capt. Francis Arthur Faulkiner all her real and personal property, as scheduled herewith, save and except the residence known as The Grove, Isleworth, in the county of Mid dlesex, and as much of her Midland Railway debenture stock as will suf fice to provide an annuity of $1,500 a year.' "I turned half mechanically to Hon or. She was still calm and pale, but her eyes were brimful of tears. " 'It is impossible!' I exclaimed. And just at that moment something seemed to struggle within me, for out of the depths of my sinful heart there came welling the tiny, feeble remnant of the little good it ever held. "I felt as if I could give not only love but life to that noble woman who had proposed to herself this mad, this fear ful sacrifice in order to put to proof the An Inch from Death. A correspondent of the Detroit Free Press relates a peculiar experience which happened to a friend of his dur ing a stay in Burma. We were sitting on the veranda of our bungalow one evening, enjoying our after-dinner cheroot. Finally my friend arose and sauntered into his bedroom. Usually lights were placed in all the bedrooms, but this evening, for some reason probably the moonlight the servant had not performed his duties. I could hear my friend fumbling about on his dressing-table, and then sudden ly he gave a cry of horror and rushed out to the light. "I have been struck by a snake," he gasped, and his face was deadly pale. "Where is it? Quick! Show me!" I exclaimed, as I whipped out a knife. He held out his right arm. There was no mark on the hand, which I ex amined critically, but on the cuff of the shirt were two tiny scratch-like punc tures, and two little globules of poison sinking into the starched linen and leaving a sickly, greenish-yellow mark. "You've had a close call, old man," I exclaimed, with a sigh of relief; "and now let us settle the snake." We found hi a colled up on a small mirror, which lay on the table, and an ugly-looking reptile he was, too, ready to strike again. He was a very poisonous snake, known as the Deboae Russelli, but after my friend had done with him It would have been difficult for any natur alist to ha,ve placed him" in his proper genus. A Delightful Picture. A homelike picture of Mrs. Washing ton and her favorite granddaughter is given by Mrs. James Gibson, who fre quently visited her when, as the Presi dent's wife, she resided in Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States. Mrs. Gibson's language is quoted by Miss Wharton In her "Martha Wash ington." Mrs. Washington was In the habit of retiring at an early hour to her own room, unless detained by company, and there, no matter what the hour, N'ellie (Miss Custis) attended her. One evening my father's carriage be ing late in coming for me, my deaf young friend invited me to accompany her to grandmamma's room. There, after some little chat, Mrs,. Washington apologized to me for pursuing her usuaj preparations for the night, and Xellii entered upon her accustomed duty bj reading a chapter and a psalm from th old family Bible, after which all pres ent knelt in evening prayer. Mrs. Washington's faithful male then assisted her to disrobe and lay he; head upon the pillow; Nellie theu san.s a verse of some sweetly soothing hymn, and then leaning down, received th rarting blessing for the night, witt some emphatic remarks on her duties, improvements, etc. The effect of these judicious habits and teachings ap peared in the granddaughter's charac ter through life. ' ' j MRS. G. M. BUADT. Woodruff ArriTe Station Leave Station M Concho " St. Johns Ar. Springervills LeaTe " St. Johns " Concho " Station Arrive Woodruff Leave ' " Arrive Holbrook 5:30 p.m Mondays 1:00 a.m ' :00a.m " 1:00 a.m 11 :00 a.m " . 7:00 p.m Sundays 7 :00 a.m 2:00 p.m " :00p.m " 7:30 p.m Mondayi 1 :00 a.m :30a.m 11:00 a.m PASSEN'GER FARE. Holbrook to Woodruff ..: 1 M " Concho : 4 b " St. Johns :. M Springerville.'. t ft ROCXD TRIP Holbrook to Woodruff and return $1 Concho ' $ 0s St. Johns " KM " Springerville " 14 STOP-OVER PRIVILEGES SSVra line. Fifty pounds of baggage carried free fer each full passanger. for several years general passenger SilnJTnow renting i GOO MEALS RND ACCOMODATIONS American railroads and steamship lines íurniíhedTat the station and Woodruff. at Yokohama, Japan. Mrs. Brady was I FIRST-CLflSS CONVEYANCES á te&ü. careful born in Nevada, Mo, about twenty-1 and accomodating drivers. five years ago. She was educated in I PVnnr , ,.,.. .,..,. .i i 1 . b i . ; i . uiuluw inuLyiLii:: ' : - me si-uuui ui íier uaine cujr auu at LAI ULUU UmUULU Mary Institute, St. L,ouis. In 1893 she married Henry C. Brady, who was then Circuit Clerk of Vernon County, and entered his office as deputy clerk. The Will Wooster, Agent. Holbrook, Aria, husband and wife were popular in their j office, and last summer, after Mr. ! " " Brady's health had failed, he was again nominated for the position and elected. ! Shortly after he died. The following j day the local bar of Nevada adopted resolutions urging the appointment of i Mrs. Brady to the office just made va-! cant by the death of her husband. Gov-1 eruor Stephens, familiar with the facts ! n the case, issued a commission to I line at low rates. For full particulars inquire of any of our agaati . er postmasters along the line. Holbrook Ft.Apachc STAGE LINE. KHOTOX, Jt CO., Proprietor. Mrs. Brady, and she was sworn in bv Judge D. P. Stratton. of the Vernon Circuit Court, as Circuit Clerk of Ver non County. 1 HE CLAY PIPE. No Evnlntion in Form During Many Centnries of Its Use. Other things may evoSute, but the pipe that the Irishman loves best is the same to-day that his forefathers used renturies ago. For real, genuine con solation and comfort the average hard working son of Erin prefers to do his smoking in the ordinary clay pipe of commerce. He usually breaks off the stem, just by way of not having to THROUGH TO FORT APACHE In 24 hours. Best of Rquipment. GRAND MOUNTAIN SCENERY. - Stop overs can be made at Snowflake, Taylo.-, Show-Low, Pine-Top'and Cooley's Ranch. " PASSENGER FARES: Holbrook to Ft. Apache $8.00 " Pinetop 7.75 " Showlow '4.25 ' Snowflake ....2.50 ROUND TRIP: Holbrook to Ft -Apache and return $15.00 i " Pinetop " " 15.00 Showlow " " .8.00 " Snowflake " " 4.00 For Express Rates Apply to ; JNO. R. HULET, Agent, ' Holbrook, Ariz. THE CI.AT PIPE. Oklahoma. A sensational case with a funuy side is reported from El lleno. A couple ar rived at the principal hotel and regis tered themselves as mau and wife. In fact, they were elopers, one having run away from a wife and the other a hus band. In the course of a week the in jured husband and the injured wife I arrived from Kentucky and caused the arrest of the pair. Th deserted man and woman had never seen each other before, but while waiting for requisi tion papers from Kentucky they stop ped at the same hotel, and formed an acquaintance. Having a common grief, they became interested in each other, and on the day the requisition papers were to arrive they astonished the offi cers by eloping on their own account, going to Texas, where they are now supposed to be. The first pair of elop ers were released from jail, and the Kentucky officer returned home, after informing the local paper that he "hoped a rattlesnake would bite him if he ever traveled a thousand miles again to help a couple of men trade wives." Kansas City Journal. draw the soothing smoke too far. While it is generally agreed that Raleigh in troduced the tobacco habit into Eng land and Ireland from America there 1 are writers, who, after research, claim that long before Columbus sailed on his voyages smoking was common in Ireland, the material used, however, being certain dried aromatic leaves. Dr. Eugene S. Talbot, of Chicago, in a book he is publishing gives pictures of pipes used in Ireland in the ante-Columbia era. A glimpse at these older daypipes and at the favorite "dudheen" of the Irishman of to-day will show that time has wrought but little change in the passing centuries. HNG SING EflGLtlSJl AND Meals at all Hours. Unreasonable. It is part of a doctor's duty to keer up the spirits of his patient, since hope fulness is often the best of medicine, but the Cincinnati Enquirer cites a case in which encouragement was carried almost too far. A man met with a frightful accident, as a result of which both his legs had to be amputated. "Never mind," said the surgeon, a few days afterward, finding the poor man despondent; "never mind, we shall have you on your feet again within three weeks." The good points of a great many peo pie seem to have been broken off. Readers of Itubbish. ! If the works of high-class writers are upon the shelves of those who make a i practice of reading rubbish, those i works remain unlocked at, while the Jow novel is sought with keen anxiety, tind time is occupied in Its perusal al ways at the expense of the Intellect, ! and often to the neglect of duties of vast importance. People pay visits to librarles, procure books, and spend' hours daily in reading, and often speak of it with apparent pride, but, as a rule, .they only read what may be called pastimes. Such readers are consequent ly never in any way Improved by their j reading, though well-up in the details j of imagined murders and acts of iin- i morality, which authors have put be- ' fore them to amuse and gratify their shallow minds. Demoralizing literature does not find Its patrons in any one class of society; : Mondays and Thursdays uie couLiur, sucu is reau oy uie Table Supplied with The Best in the Market RAILROAD AYE., HOLBROOK, - - ARIZONA. Pleasant Valley Stage Line. Leaves Holbrook for Ileber and Pleat- ' ant Valley, on lady in the drawing-room as well as ! the domestic servant in the kitchen; by , the man of good position down to the ! office boy, who has often been Induced j to become a thief or a forger in conse- ; quence of examples set before him in j works of fiction. Westminster Review. j Course of True Love, Ktc Bessie I thought Nellie Sanderson was to have been married last week. Jessie So she was, but Charlie's rich aunt, who had been given up, is getting well again. Harlem Life. Passengers and Express carried at low rates. V it r--V. fill. . 'r I. t ' --' O m r.v,.v 4 I.- r - o I.v i Fine Mountain Scenery ' and Good Hunting; along the line. Good teams and comfortable conveyances. ROBERT WIMMER, Proprietor. WILL WOOSTER, Agt., Holbrook, Aria v : '