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a THEIR FAMILY TREASURE. 1
fVO HE "family treasure," as It was II called, for the Brudds were ex- tremely proud of It, was a tiny leweled case containing a portrait of Queen Victoria. It represented her as a ltttle girl of about 17, and waa a val uable lltle work of art. In obedience to his wife's request, Mr. Brudd unlocked the cabinet and, took the medallion from the secret drawer In which it was kept. "Someof thefilagree work at the back Is Injured," said Mrs. Brudd, "and we ought to haye that stone replaced." "Yes; I shall take It up to town to morrow," said her husband, "and have It properly examined." He was about to replace the medal lion In the cabinet when his daughter remarked, In a tone of mild protest: "You have not shown it to Mr. Matlock, papa." His position was an unfortunate one. He had had the misfortune, or good for- "MB . BRUDD HANDED TEE MEDALI.IOX ! TO THE TOUNO FELLOW IN CHILLING BILES CB. tune, to fall In love with hjs host's daughter, but Mr. Brudd refused his sanction to the match, and although his wife lent her daughter a certain'a mount of half-hearted and hesitating support, Mr. Matlock's prospects were not at all rosy. In the meantime, he was working hard to make a career for himself as an artist There were many who be lieved his work allowed promise of great distinction, but Mr. Matlock's In come was microscopic. In reply to his daughter's protest Mr. Brudd handed the medallion to the young fellow In chilling silence. It was an unpleasant situation, but Mr. Matlock was too tenaciously In love with his host's daughter to fret much. It is always a great step toward vic tory when a man has the women of the family allied on his side. "Has Violet never told you how we came to pdssess the medallion?" asked Mrs. Brudd. Mr. Matlock replied In the negative and begged to hear the story, while Mr. Brudd gave an Irritable "Pish!" It appeared that Mrs. Brudd's mother bad occup'ed a position in the Princess Victoria's household, and her royal mis tress had given her this little miniature of herself as a wedding present. "Mrs. Brudd wouldn't accept $1,000 for that," said Mr. Brudd, pompously, as he finally replaced It In the cabinet and turned the key. "No more would I, If it were mine," said Mr. Matlock, to which his host gave another significant "Pish!" as much as to say that what he would do for $1,000 was of no consequence to anybody. "When I am married It Is going to be given to me," said Violet, with a sly look at her mother. "Who said so, I would like to fcnow?" said Mrs. Brudd. "It was given to grandmamma when She married, and she gavu it to you when you married; no pf course it will be given to me when I marry," said the young lady. Later In the evening It happened that Violet and Mr. Matlock were making a pretense at playfag billiards, while Mrs. Brudd good-naturedly performed the duties of "marker." Suddenly It occurred to Mrs. Brudd that her hus band had left the key of the cabinet In the lock, and she snt Violet to fetch It. Five minutes later she returned with L white face. GlrHike, she had opened the cabinet to have a peep at the medal lion. It was not there. Mr. Brudd was shut up in his library, where he had been since dinner. They decided not to give him the alarm, but to go at once to the drawing-room and make a thorough search. It might be that It had not been replaced, though each felt nearly positive that they had seen Mr. Brudd put It back in Its recep tacle. The search was unavailing. "It will do co good to look here any longer," said Mis. Brudd at last 'Somebody has takes It from the cab inet That Is quite clear. Whoever did It probably thought we should not look tor It again to-night. But It must be somewhere in the house. We bad bet tor go to Mr. Brndd and set bis help." The two ladies, of course, passed out of the room first; but Mr. Matlock, in stead of following them Immediately, returned on the pretense of turning down a lamp. The moment he was alone he picked up a tiny object lying under a chair near the cabinet, examined it closely, and put it in his waistcoat pocket Then he followed the two ladies to the li brary. "Charles, the medallion is not in the cabinet!" "I don't suppose it is," said her hus band, still without looking up. "It hap pens to be In my pocket" "Thank goodness! I was In such a fright You are quite sure you have It safely?" "Oh, yes," he said. "May I look at it?" she asked. "There's no need for that" said Mr. Brudd, shortly. If anybody had been watching Mr. Matlock's face they would have seen a namused smile flicker across It An hour later, the two ladies having gone to bed, he went to the library. Mr. Brudd was evidently annoyed to see him, but the young man declined to notice it "Can I speak to you for a few mo ments?" "Certainly," said hi3 host; "but of course, you quite understand, Matlock, that if you want to 'speak about the subject we have already discussed you are wasting your own time and mine, too. I shall not consent to an engage ment between you and Violet" "Oh, it isn't that" said the younger man. "I want to speak to you about the medallion. I think you have had the misfortune to drop the medallion and break it" "What makes you think that?" "I found a portion of It underneath a chair In the drawing-room. Here it Is." He produced from his pocket the fragment of ivory he had picked up unknown to the ladies. Mr. Brudd looked crestfallen. Like most over bearing men, he hated to look ridicu lous. He had dropped the little orna ment in taking it out of the cabinet, and had gathered up the pieces, hoping it would be possible to get it mended in such a way that his wife would not know of the catastrophe. "I dare not tell my wife what has happened," he said, in a tone so differ ent from his ordinary tone that Mr. Matlock could scarcely restrain a smile. "She is almost superstitious about It" "Anybody will be able to see that It has been mended. Let me paint a new portrait I could do it within a few days, and I will undertake to say that it will be so like the original that noj one will be able to detect the difference. You could have these pieces put to gether, also." "Yes, yes," said his host, "but what about Mrs. Brudd? If you were a mar ried man, Matlock, you would know how unpleasant It is to admit to your wife that you have deceived her. You see, I told her It was quite safe In my pocket. As a matter of fact, at that moment it was broken into twenty small pieces." "I think that little difficulty might be avoided by exercising some tact," said Mr. Matlock. "I shouldn't say any thing to Mrs. Brudd about it until the medallion has passed out of her pos session. When It Is no longer her own property she won't mind so much." "I don't think I quite understand you,"' said Mr. Brudd, genuinely puz zled. "Didn't I understand that when Vio let was married the medallion would be given to her?" "Y-e-s," said Mr. Brudd, beginning to see what was coming. . "Then get Violet married as quickly as possible. Give the medallion to her. It will be much easier to explain it all. I shall be very happy to help you," he continued, obligingly. "I will not only proTlde you with a new portrait to re place the one you have broken, but I will undertake to find a husband for I I I "OH, IT ISN'T THAT," SAID THIS TOUNO MAN. Miss Brudd, who will -e glad to marry her to-morrow morning if necessary." Greatly to her astonishment Violet was Informed the following evening that her father had decided to sanction her engagement There were now two Ivory medal lions the mended original and the copy. Forget-Me-Not LONG-DISTANCE RIDE, M. Cottn Covers 785 Miles In Twelve Days Fourteen Honrs, A very remarkable, teat of horseman ship has been accomplished by a young Frenchman, M. Charlie Cottu. He rode the whole of the way from Vien na, to Paris, 7S5 miles, in 12 days and 14 hours, using only one horse, and, what is still more noteworthy, brought his mount into Paris in thoroughly good condition. ' As every one knows, 62 miles Is a good deal more than the average horse can be expected to ac complish in a day, and to keep up this average for 13 days at a stretch, with 188 pounds weight on the animal's back. Implies not only the great stam ina of the steed, but altogether excep tional care and management on the part of the rider. M. Cottu began to train his mount a half-breed Irish mare, Irish Lass, seven years old, standing Just under 13 hands on Easter Mon day, beginning with a gentle ride of 15 miles or so, and gradually Increas ing the daily distance up to 40 miles. In conversation with a Paris corre spondent Mr. Cottu explained that the great secret of success on long-distance rides is to avoid overheating your mount "I never," he said, "kept Irish Lass at the trot for more than one and a quarter miles. I always dis mounted when we came to a hill and led her up It Some days I walked at least 20 miles. When we came to our stopping place I let her stand a few minutes to cool, and then unsad dled hr and gently rubbed her back with the bare hand to restore circula tion In the parts weighed upon by the saddle. Then I groomed her carefully, took her Into her stable, and gave her her food. As soon as she had taken it she used to lie right down at once, but she was always ready for the road again. I gave her between 20 and 24 quarts of oats and between 15 and 10 quarts of milk every day, with a fair amounted of water when she wanted it provided the water was not too cold. I gave her from' four to six hours' rest in the middle of the day, so as to escape the heat, only about two hours at night I always slept in the saddle with her, and did not take oft my clothes after leaving Vienna to ar riving at Paris. There was no time for baths or anything of that sort As we never did more than six and a half miles an hour, even over level country, we had to spend a good many hours a day on the road." Old Planta. Some twenty-five years ago, when the scoriae (or slag) produced by the an cient Greeks in working the silver mines of Lawimur, near Athens,, waa removed, in order to be reworked by more efficient modern appliances, .the seeds of a kind of poppy of the genus Glancinon, which had lain underneath the slag in a dormant condition for at least 1,500 years, sprang up again all over the uncovered ground. Unknown in modern times, this plant was de scribed In the, first century of our era by Dioscorides and Pliny, and had dis appeared from the face of the globe for 15 or 20 centuries.' The fact that these seeds should have retained their vitality so long seems very extraor dinary, but there are other Instances quite as remarkable. For Instance, raspberry seeds found In 1835 In an ancient tumulus, in a coffin buried thirty feet below the surface, and be lieved to have been there since the second century, were successfully planted. And in another case seeds of the Polygonum Convolvulus, dug up from the bottom of a sandpit where they were believed to have been burled for 2,000 years, were still vigorous and produced healthy plants. The Cat Was All Right. "Mary, I hope you took good care of my animals while I was away." "Indeed I did, ma'am; only once 1 forgot to feed the cat" "I hope she didn't suffer?" "Oh, no, Indeed, ma'am. She ate the canary and the parrot" Tit-Bits. If a child Is taken with a contagious disease, its father misses an opportu nity if he doesn't trace the origin of the disease back to a time wtocB the family went visiting M. COTTU AND IRISH LASS. ELECTRICAL COOKING Sas Proved a Great Success Wherever It Has Been Tried. Electricity is making its way into the kitchen through the parlor and dining room, says the Cosmopolitan. For some time It has been used for the heating of the 5 o'clock tea kettle,, eliminating the dangers which are always Incurred when an alcohol lamp is used. A tea kettle, coffee pot or chafing dish may be adjusted to the nearest lamp In a house wired for electric lighting. The experienced cook knows that there are dishes which are never seen i in their perfection ten feet from the fire that cooked them. People who have passed their youth in the country grow peevish over the way years have de teriorated the flavor of some simple early favorite of the table. Electrical appliances have done something to bring back the old conditions. Griddle cakes baked on a steel griddle, electri cally heated to the exact temperature, lightly brushed with oil, are a crisp delight as they are flipped from grld 31e to plate. But while this appliance can be used with the illuminating cur rent, it requires an extra attachment, as that current is too weak. This is generally put in at the leg of the dining table. Up to this time electricity has been used almost exclusively by the woman who makes a fad of experi mental cooking, and she has her elec tric kitchen fitted up like a small labor atory, far from the domain of the fam ily cuisine. The whole paraphernalia might fit Into a tiled closet almost anywhere, so hooded and ventilated that no odor escapes into the surrounding rooms. In one of the apartment houses in New York dainty little electric kitchens have been fitted up where the tenants have asked for them, although the apart ments were not designed for house keeping originally. SIGSBEE'S DAUGHTER WEDS. Zeremonx Performed Over a Fear Aeo with Much Mystery. Miss Mary Ellen Sigsbee, only daugh- ter of Capt. Charles D. Sigsbee, the ! gallant commander of the United States I battleship Maine when she was blowr I up in the harbor of Havana, stole ü i march on her friends and was secretly MISS MART ELLEN 8IOSBEB married in New York City Nov. 26, s.898, to Balfour Kerr, a young artist Many precauons were taken to pre vent the Identity of Miss Sigsbee and Mr. Kerr from becoming known. Dis tortion of names was even resorted to. The circumstances attending the mar riage were most mysterious. Miss Sigsbee went to New York from Washington to attend the classes of the Art Students' League in com petition for the life class scholarship. She carried off the prize. At the end of the term of 1897-'98 she returned to her home In Washington. Not even her Intimate friends suspected that In ad dition to the prize of the life class schol arship she had also promised to be come the wife of Mr. Kerr. In October, 1898, 'she returned to New York to re sume her studies. The following month the marriage ceremony was performed. Bis Poor Wife! Excitement Is frequently the cause ol strange telegrams, as well as of other stiange manifestations. A man who ha i been one of the passengers on a sh'pwTecked vessel was rescued almost by a miracle. On arriving at a place from which he could send a telegraphic message he forwarded the following id'spatch to his brother: "I am saved. iTry to break It to my wife." New York Tribune. Aluob.nl for Automobiles. The majority of motor cars are now driven by petroleum, but a French en gineer recommends the use of alcohol instead of it, and motors are being al tered so as to consume it. 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