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fS A HAWLEY RACE FOR A WIFE is the story bf a charm ing young girl, who, to please her father and save him from persecution and ruin, consents to marry a man she does not love. Her true lover dis covers a document which places his rival at a decided disadvantage, and there is a real "race for a wife," in -which fidelity and genuine affection win the prize. This serial is unique in all of its features of plot and action, with the incidents entertaining to the last degree. The interest is maintained to the very last chapter and the story will charm all lovers of good fiction. CHAPTER I. Xminster ! all alive, simmering, bub bling vit excitement : the magnates are adjusting ribbons, fitting wreaths, scenting pocket handkerchiefs, at retching gloves, tying white neck cloths, and oth--enrUe preparing for the momentous even ing. Tbe inferior clay of Xminster hover about the gateway of The George hotel in all that exhilaration of spirits that gratuitous sightseeing is wont to produce among the multitude. It is but a momen tary glimpse of some hundred or so of ladies and gentlemen in evening attire that is destined lo be the reward of their patience: but then, you see, Xminster is 'a town in winch the stream of life runs so sluggishly. Circuses, i conjurers, lec turers, monologue entertainers, etc, are rather shy of Xminster; the little town Is so thoroughly habituated to retiring to rat at an early hour, that even the visits -of some of these talented and adventur ous beings have failed to tempt the in habitants to forego their beds or to ex pend their silver. But the dullest village In England rec ognixes some occasions in the year on which dreary mirth takes the place of melancholy stagnation. They were two; the fair and tbe dispensary ball. It is the latter carnival which is at present ausing the pulse of Xminster to beat with feverish rapidity, and the popula tion are already waiting to display their critical acumen on ths belles of town and country. The dear old country fiddles are playing their somewhat superannuated dance ma lic with all the wonted animation and dis regard of the niceties of tune which is so touch the characteristic of provincial bands. There is no lack of pretty girls, tastefully dressed, in valse and quadrille, lo the queer old room with its atill queer er attempts at decoration in those gaudy festoons of artificial flowers. But a state ly young lady, dressed in white, with green-and-gold trimmings, seems to bear away the palm. More than one murmur ed tribute to her beauty escapes the lips of the lookers-on as she whirls by. "Who is she? She moves like a queen amongst the rest, and obey are good-look-log girls, too, some of them." And the speaker, a rather coarse-looking - dark an, a little the wrong side of thirty, turned for information to the knot of men be was lounging with at the door. "Haven't you ever Been her before, Feannan? No, I suppose you hardly eould have done. She goes out but little that's Maude Denison." "What I daughter of old Denison of Glinnr "Just so former owner of all those fat acres which have since fallen into your respected progenitor's possession ;" and a light inflection of voice just italicized the epithet; for Gus Brisden was of a good ow county family, and had little rever ence for tbe I'earmans of Mannersley. Tes, very handsome was Maude Deni- on. She was a beauty of the regal or- and her stately carriage alone would tare sufficed to make men ask, "Who is even without the rich brown proud grey eyes, and regular fea tures. "I must know her!" said Pearman. J0" introduce me, Brisden?" -i J.0,: 1 bar,'!' know ner myself," re plied Gus. must go and find somebody who ua rearman hurried away. , , J De wa successful, for. .j auerwards he led out Miss Deni '0 tor a quadrille, during which Mr. 7? ala uttermost to make him 7We. lie was a -very earthy ? . c!ar' but u bad enjoyed the "Taufcg, of . good education Md WM tahi?eaM deficient in ability. He had nHu - CertaiD ano'"t of tact while Wuergomg the friction of such society aa tod encountered, and proved himself tonrf v m Worlly knowledge. This 2w v "i 05 jnrt When ed Maude Denison back to her chap- JaL .r'"' thouht h br Ud iZSV . k"t Porta" abe tad that evening. She bad but just ned her t wh(m , kt .Jm"'- "i brow was slightly Si'mlhf) Wled "grily as he Sfiri: iowcould Oenileh: jrvuter inquired Miss ,;aVmil'nK- "I have danced with -mteTD' t(hni including your sell, cousin mine." iei wt ,b;urd' Mand' r- kn" Jour W m 1 m"-tbat dark man wur i&jft partner " 4 . 'Daired Miss Deniaon. "Dear ' "afficed 40 DreTent tierrii, I nKbed th Toong lady, "Wr rln ve P'ined my woman's iniouif. , me 'rno Ibis monster caU r tn,th 10 "a duetd to me Dame when be w" Info- "T00 didn't know who ' h. waa? I i for a Wife SMART a thought not. That's young Pearman the unmitigated cad." "So that was Mr. Pearman, was itr remarked Maude, musingly. "Well, Gren ville, I don't think I should have danced with him had I known who he was; but, you aee, I didn't, and I cannot see that it is of much consequence now. One is uot obliged to recognise the partner of a quadrille again unless one likes, you know; and though I'll plead guilty to finding him amusing, I don't think I wish to prosecute the acquaintance. But don't you think it is getting time to leave? Mrs. Learmont, you are as good as gold," said Maude, turning to her chaperone, "waiting in this resigned manner for me. However, I am quite at your disposal now." "Pray don't think of me; I want you to thoroughly enjoy your ball, and I am quite willing to look on at your raising for another hour. I have lots of people to come and talk to me, you know." "Tear laughed Maude; "I am quite aware that you have lots of old friends, only too glad to have the chance of a quiet chat with you, and know also that you would sit here and pinch yourself to keep awake sooner than debar your god daughter of five minutes' gratification; but I also have a conscience. Go and see about the carriage, Grenville." It is very curious to watch what trifling affairs influence the tenor of our lives. Maude Denison has deemed it of little conseuueuce that she has danced a quad rille with Samuel rearman ; and yet that dance is fated to draw many a tear from the proud grey eyes. Grenville Rose, ere thirty minutes are over, will be tortured in a way which he is powerless to resist. The sire of the dark-featured young man who had expressed such admiration for Maude Denison had begun life as a solicitor's clerk, from which in due course of time he blossomed forth into an attor ney, and sat himself down in tbe little town of Bury St. Edmunds, with a view to the persecution of mankind or the re dressing of bis fellow men's grievances, aa circumstances and the presentation of six and eigbtpence might direct. Bury St. Edmunds lies no great distance from the famous Heath of Newmarket. In de fault of other business, Mr. Pearman took to attending the race meetings there at; gradually he became acquainted with many of those multifarious hangers-on that exist to mystically by racing. He had naturally an acute understanding and he now got many hint as to where to lay out a little money profitably. The traffickers in horseflesh and followers of the turf have their subjects of litigation as well as those who pursue other avoca tions. Who was so handy to employ as Pearman? and, by degrees, he began to make a name as a solicitor in horse cases at the racing metropolis and became rich. In due course Harold Denison, Maude's father, had passed through bis bands. Denison had started iu life with a fine property; but burning the candle, not only at both ends, but a little in the middle besides, he had soon done away with that. Pearman was everything he should be on the occasion ; but when bis client emerged from his sea of troubles, two-thirds of the Glinn estate were in the hands of the solicitor. Still, everyone said Denison's had been a very bad break-up; that tbe property bad been sold at a fair valua tion; and that, but for Pearman, Harold Denison would not have been able to keep Glinn and such acres as were still left to him. By this time Pearman was an owner of race horses, and kept a stud of his own. He had married a lady in some way connected with usury, and, hav ing altogether acquired a .considerable fortune, made the first mistake in his career, and set up tor a country gentle man. He built big house on the estate so recently lopped off the Glinn property ; he built large stables. He named his house Mannersley, after the manor it stood up on. He established a crest and coat-of-arms; he had h,is cards engraced, "Mr. and Mrs. Pearman, Mannersley;" he sat himself down to wait but nobody called. Money will do and does do a good deal, but here and there blood respects its rights. The county were not going to welcome what they designated as "a money-grabbing attorney who was fatten ing on the necessities of Harold Deni son of Glinn." The Master of the Hounds, it was true, called upon him; but even Pearman could regard that in no other light but taut of a business transaction. He asked and obtained leave to draw the covers, gave the solicitor capital luncheon on his return visit, but had steadily refused all invitations to dinner. In due course of time Mrs. Pearman died. She left but one son, who at the period of her death wa an undergradu ate at Cambridge, but who, now many .Mor. the gentleman who danced that quadrille with handsome Maude Deni- Xoung Pearman baa succeeded far bet ter than his progenitor in making his h the county. Still, although tent bmUl'd hlm,f to cTn he Of th. mTkr " Th m might know h.m in the hunting field; the younger son, might even go so far as to ,VB ? M"nley for unch, when tbe hounds or aught else took them that "ay. But the women tabooed him they would none of him; ,nd bitterly did Sam t carman feel that haughty ostracism. All men have teir ambitions: Pearman had hi father s intensified, to be acknowledg ed as within the pale of "the upper ten." "quite understood that the recognition , course and hunting field was tar from constituting such. CHAPTER II. r-rold Denison was an embittered, dis appointed man far too clever not to see now be bad thrown the game of life away by the turf follie and extrava gances of his early days; far too proud to take a reduced status in the county in which he had been at one time a lead ing magnate; far too selfish to sacrifice an Iota of that pride to enhanc the pleas ure of either his wife or his daughter. U bad married, early in lifs, a lady of ood family In his own county. It had oeen better for Harold Denison had she been constituted of sterner stuff. She never crossed her husband in word or deed. .Maude was the only child, and this perhaps atill more fostered the intense selfishness of Mr. Denison's disposition. A girl was, of course, sure to marry. He had none of his stock to come after him ; and though he little relished the le of the Denisona of Glinn being blotted out of the county Ked-book, be could not be expected to feel much interest for a boy ish nephew he had barely Been. On one point only did poor Mrs. Denison ever venture to contradict her lord's wishes: that was about Maude., The girl waa all in all to her mother. Maude's woman's wit had early made her understand that her fa tier dealt but hard justice in that quarter; and she was ever ready to flash forth aa her mother's champion. Other wise she loved her father very dearly, and was quite imbued with the family doctrine of self-sacrifice where be should be concerned. By the light of a candle, in the soli tude of bis chamber, Grenville Rose waa tasting all the sweets of dressing to catch an early train on a dark February morn ing. He bad been brought up a great deal with hig cousin Maude. Tbey had romp ed together as children, and been fast cousinly friends since they had grown bigger. No lovemaking had ever taken place between the pair, yet Grenville waa conscious of being very fond of that grey-eyed damsel. Grenville enters the old dining room, to gulp bis scalding coffee, and recognise the utter futility of attempting to eat at abnormal hours. He is suffering altogeth er from considerable mental depression predominant idea, perhaps, "What a farce all county balls are !' Suddenly the door opens, and Maude Denison glides into tbe room. "Good morning, Grenville. Isn't this good of me to make such a struggle, and rush down to give you your coffee? Ah, I Bee you've got it. Never mind, you must take the will for the deed. At all events, I'm in time to say good by." His face lit up as he shook hands with her. "Very kind indeed, Maude, (o come down and give me a last glimpse of you so tired, too, as you must be after your triumphs of last night." "Triumphs! What do yon mean? re plied Miss Denison, in sweet humility, though a coquettish smile and Bash of tbe deep grey eyes showed that she was perfectly conscious of her ball-room suc cess. "Oh, the hypocrisy of women !" laughed her cousin. "A if you did not know perfectly well that all the men were raving with admiration, and that tbe la dies could find no words to express their opinion of you ! As if you could not im agine that you were pronounced hand some, lovely, graceful stigmatized as over dressed, under dressed, and awkward ! While your admirers on one aide of the room vowed so light a foot never glided across the boards at Xminster, your de tractors on the other, were speculating as to bow much of your bair and complex ion were really your birthright. As if you did not know you were tbe belle of the ball, and enjoyed all tbe rights and privileges of the distinction." "Ah, well '." she rejoined, with a saucy smile; "I am not going to be a humbug to you, Grenville. I know some people thought I looked nice, and I know others disliked me for doing so. Let me pour you out some more coffee. (To be continued) lawaraed. On entering tbe stable suddenly tbe bead of tbe bouse found tbe hostler and bis own young son deeply engaged with tbe broken tall of a kite. "How is it, Williams," be began, se verely, "that I never find you at work when I come out here?" "I know," volunteered big son; "It's on account of those robber lieelg you're wearing now." i'outb'g Companion. la the Early Flata. They were examining tbe abodes of tbe cliff dwellers. "Each of these caves has the same In scription," remarked a student "What do you make of It professor?" "I Judge," said the professor, "that it must be tbe lease." Washington Herald. What She Eaeaped. Said He There goes young Saplelgh. He took bis fiancee out rowing last summer, rocked the boat and the poor girl was drowned. ' Said She Lucky girl ! Said He Why do you say that? Said She Why, she might have lived and married the idiot Kat GraatbllBK, "Don't you find it pretty expensive to keep up tbat big touring car?" "Ves, I do. But I'm not grumbling, von see. Martha agreed to give up play ing bridge at the Fleecem's if I'd buy the car. Ob, I'm saving money, all right" Cleveland Plain Dealer, Of all tbe gold in tbe possession of mas 70 per cent is in tbe shape of cola. OREGON WATER LAWS. Review of Provisions of Cod Patfcad by the Legislature. Br John H. Lewis, Stat Ensh . A water law for Oregon, which is believed to be the best among; all the states of the Union, i came effective on February 24, 1909. Complete state (Control is provided. No water right can hereafter be acquired without com pliance with this law. It abolishes ths old requirement of posting m notice) on the bank of the stream. Hereafter, the priority of all rights will ba deter mined by tbe date of receipt of an ap plication in the office of the stata engi neer. If the application is defective, it will be returned for correction with out losing ita priority. The leading feature of this bill la the limitation of franchises to the use of water for power development to a period of 40 years from the date of ap plication, and , tbe requirement that reasonable feea be paid to the state- in all cases by those benefitted. The schedule of fees baa been designed to ultimately pay the entire cost of ad ministration, thus relieving the gen eral tax payer, who derivea only an indirect benefit through the added pros perity resulting from increased devel opment. The payment' to the state of an an nual license fee of 25 cents to 2 per horse power hereafter appropriated was provided by the Eaton bill, which takes effect on May 22. This fee is to be collected by the board of control and adjusted from time to time, based upon the percentage of power appro priated which is put to beneficial use. In brief, the new water code creates a board of control, composed of the state engineer and the division super intendent of each of the two water di visions into which the state has been divided, and upon this board rests the responsibility of determining and re cording all water rights heretofore ini tiated, the granting of new rights in accordance with law, and the protec tion of all water rights through a com prehensive administrative system. . Before any protection can be granted to vested rights under the new law, such rights must first be determined and recorded. Where numerous ditches tap a stream, and especially if the stream is long and the summer flow limited, state protection is necessary. The cost and time consumed in de termining rights under the old law was very great The water users along Silver creek, in Lake county, joined in a friendly auit to determine their rights, so that a water master eould be employed to distribute the meager supply, thus preventing annually re curring disputes. Fourteen lawyers were employed on only one side of this case. Recently, the case was decided by the Supreme court, after nine years in courts. During this time, one of the contestants died, one became in sane, and a number, tiring of the con flict, sold to others. If the experience of Wyoming is any guide, the most complicated case can probably be decided, under the new law, within a year. The cost is set out in the law and is designed to be less than the cost of an abstract to the land. For irrigation rights, the cost will be fifteen cents per acre for each acre for which a water right is claimed up to one hun dred acres, five cents from one hun dred to one thousand inclusive, and one cent for each acre in excess of one thousand acres. For power, the cost will be twenty-five cents for each theoretical horse power claimed, up to and including one hundred, fifteen cents from one hundred to one thou sand, inclusive, five cents from one thousand to two thousand, inclusive, and two cents per horse power above two thousand, the minimum fee in either case to be two dollars and fifty cents, for any other claim to water tbe fee is five dollars. The procedure ia simple. A list of questions is sent to each claimant or owner on tbe stream. He is required, under forfeiture of his right, to answer the questions which, together with a survey of streams and land areas and measurements of the water supply by the state engineer, furnish all neces sary information for an adjucation of rights. The maps and all statements, signed under oath before the superin tendent, are submitted upon a given day for examination by all interested parties. If anyone thinks his neighbor is making an eroneous or extravagent claim, bis temtimony can be contested. By this procedure, all errors can be corrected and, if necessary, further tes timony taken. As soon as possible, an order is entered by the board, determ ining the rights. This order is put in to execution at once and later filed with tbe Circuit court for confirmation. If no appeals are taken, the order is con firmed. If the case is not reopened within six monthr, the decree becomes final. " Upon such final determination, water right certificates are issued in accord ance with tbe decree. These certifi cates are then recorded in the county records and bear the same relation to the water title as t e patent from the United States does jo the land title. The right of each user from tbe stream or from a large ditch, will thus be de t rmined. Tne law makes the grant to the use of water for irrigation ap purtenant to the land irrigated. Tbe title thereafter passes with the land. Jul m wraia. "He's such an apparent Mar," said fowne, "and so reckless. Oh I he's a birdf "Tea, be la a bird," replied Browne, "and i Ifs so easy to catch him. All you've got to do is put a little salt on bis tale." Philadelphia Press. Scott What makes you think tbat the trust originated In Rhode Island? Mott Dad used to apeak of the trust in Providence as far back as when I waa a boy. Boston Traveler. thus making It necessary to follow land t-tles thereafter in abstract. No right to the use of water from the streams of the state can hereafter be acquired for any purpose without compliance with law. For intelligent use and development of our water re Svurcessome central office must be provided, where a reliable record of all water righto can be found. The di version of water without the necessary permit ia made a misdemeanor. The application should be accompan ied by a fee of f 3 for examining the same, together with the additional fees, depending upon the proposed use, aa follows : For irrigation, graduated as follows: IS cents per acre from 0 to 100 acres ; 6 cents per acres from 100 to 1,000 acres; 1 cent per acre for each acre in excess of 1,000. For power, graduat ed as follows: 25 cents per horse power from 0 to 100; 10 cents per horse power from 100 to 1,000; 5 cents per horse power in excess of 1,000. For any other purposes, including ap plications by municipaliteis, $5. Three different forms are provided for the appropriation of water; one to be used in case of new appropriationa, another to be used where the appropri ation is to be made by the enlargement or extension of existing works and a third form where the application is for a permit to construct a reservoir and impound surplus waters. A separate application must be made for permit to appropriate stored waters prior to its application to beneficial ubs. This application is made on the first form mentioned above, and is then known as a secondary permit, and must refer to the primary permit, and to the reser voir from which the water supply is to be derived. These forms, together with instructions,, can be secured by addressing the state engineer, Salem. Work must commence within one year from the date of application and be completed within a reasonable time, as fixed in the permit, not to exceed five years. If the water is applied to the bene ficial use within the time allowed, proof is taken of such fact by the di vision superintendent and a certificate issued the applicant by the board of control. This certificate is of the same form aa issued to early appropriatora upon determination of their rights, aa described above. The new method of initiating water rights may seem cumbersome as com pared with the old method, but it is worth all it costs. The right, when finally granted, is absolutely deter mined as to all rights hereafter initi ated. It will be determined as to all the world, after a determination as above outlined. This determination is made without cost to the new appro priator. No large canal can be operated with out one or more water masters to di vide the water in accordance with the rights and needs of the different later als. Likewise, irrigation from public streams cannot ' be a success without water roasters to regulate diversions. The use of streams to convey stored water to Its place of use was impossi ble under the old law, and tbe con struction of many reservoirs was thus prevented. As rights are determined under the new law, districts are created and water masters appointed, where de manded by the water users, to enfore the decrees of the board or of the courts. This officer is accountable to the division superintendent and pro tects, not oniy tne early rights, but al so all new rights and the rights of res ervoir owners. When a headgate has been lawfully closed to admit the proper quantity of water, or shut entirely. It Is a misde meanor for the owner to disturb it If the gate has been wrongfully opened during tne nignt, tbe presence of moist ure in the ditch in the morning Is de clared to be sufficient evidence to con vict the owner ef unlawful use. With such an officer available, capi tal will not hesitate to invest in stor age works. The water, when released, can and will be protected by the water master, no matter how many ditches intervene, and the owner permitted to divert an equal amount, less that lost by seepage and evaporation. The final object of the new water law is the protection of vested rights, when determined, and to encourage the development and use of our un appropriated waters. This encourage ment is provided in the definite pro cedure for acquirement of new rights. The fees are of no consequence to the one who contemplates putting the water to beneficial use. In fact, the certainty of right, which is essential as a basis for intelligent investment on a large scale, is worth far more than it costs. The old-time notice man, whose chief business under the old law was to hold up the public, is effectively discouraged by these fees. The office of the board of control is located at Salem, It is composed of three members, appointed by the gov ernor as follows: John H. Lewis, state engineer, Salem, president; F. M. Saxton, Baker City, and II. L. Hoi gate, Bonanza, Klamath . county, Messrs. Holgate "and Saxton are re spectively the division superintendents of the Western and Eastern water di visions. The board, or its respective members, will be glad to assist the public as far as possible under the new code and will furnish information upon request. Caeeelata Creams, Measure tbe unbeaten white of an egg, add to It aa much water as there la white, and stir Into this mixture enough confectioner's sugar to make a paste that can be molded Into shape. Roll between tbe palms Into round balls, roll each of these over and over In the chocolate coating and lay on waxed paper to dry. A married man comes nearer know ing bow mean be Is than on who la not married. Old Favorites 1 Little suae Plsreaa. Bleep, tittle pigeon, and fold root wings I.lttle blue pigeon with velvet eyas. Sleep to the singing ot tnot&er-blrd swing ing Swinging the nest where her little on lies. Away oot yonder I see a star Silvery star with a twinkling song: To the soft dew falling I hear It calling. Calling and tinkling the night along. Ia through the window a moonbeam gold moonbeam with misty wings; ill silently creeping It asks: '7s as sleep. Ing Sleeping and dreaming while mother sings I" Dp from the sea there floats its sob Of the waves that ere breaking upoa the shore, is though tbey were groaning Id anguish and moaning Bemoaning the ship that shall come no . more. But sleep, little pigeon, and fold your wings Little blue pigeon with mournful eyea Am I not singing? See, I am swinging Swinging the nest where my darling lies. , -Eugene Field. The araadfaaar. The farmer sat In bis easy chair Smoking his pipe of clay, While his hale old wife with busy care Was clearing the dinner away ( A sweet little girl with fine blue eyes On her grandfather's knee, was catching flies. The old man laid his hand on her head. With a tear on his wrinkled face. Us thought how often her mother, dead. Had sat In the self-same place; As the tear stole down from his half-shut eye, "Don't smoke!" said the child, "how It makes you cry I" The house dog lay stretched out on the floor, Where the shade, afternoons, used to steal The busy old wife by the open door Was turning the spinning wheel, And the old brass clock on the mantel tree Had plodded along to almost three. Stilt the farmer sat In his easy chair, While close to his heaving breast . The moistened brow and tbe cheek so fair Of his sweet grandchild were pressed. His head bent down, on her soft hair lay; Fast asleep were tbey both oa that sum mer day. Charles Q. Kastman, THS POOR LONDONER. Whenever lie Moves lie Adds to the Valee of II la Landlord's Propartr. According to the London correntond ent for an American publication New TCorkers who Jive In flats or even ordi nary houses are enjoying a condition of paradise, compared with the lot of the London tenant The British landlord, he complains, la a tyrant; and the long lease systom Is the basis of bis tyranny. The sys tem of twelve months least that ob tains In New York Is tbe Magna Chnrta of the tenant It has done Infinitely more for American happiness than either the Declaration of Independence or the divorce laws, 'it makes laud lords compliant and confers upon the tenant a stutus of something very like equality. To be able to take a houso or a flat for a year, with the option of renewal at the same rent a rent thut In housea Includes all decorations and repairs, and lu flats Includes steam beat, elec tric light and a perpetual supply of hot water is to-be a free man. What London landlords are appar ently on the lookout for Is a slave, and a slave who, besides being a million aire, will outlive Methuselah. Virtual ly It Is nothing more than, the skeleton framework of a home that be bands over to you for twenty-one years. The tenant does the rest If he wishes to add a new window. or to put In the electric light, It must be done at his own expense. Ton are to Imagine a procession of tenants pass ing through every London house, neb one of them laying out money on some pet Improvement of his own this one adding a billiard room, that one con centrating on a gus cooking range, a third lavishing parquet flooring upon tbe drawing room, a fourth bringing the bathroom up to date, a fifth Install ing a beating system, and so on. And every one of these additions becomes la tbe end the landlord's property. Read ta Kill the Piles. W. W. Jacobs, tbe English humor ist, relates tbe following story: "I was looking at a butcher shop display when the butcher came out and said to an old man; 'Henry, I want you.' 'What do you wantT tbe old man asked. 'Why.' said the butcher, 'I'll give you a shilling and a Joint of meal If you'll kill all the flies to my shop.' 'Al right' said the old man. 'Give me the shilling first and the meat aft erward.' Tbe butcher banded out the shilling. Then the old man asked for a stick about a yard long. This waa brought hlra. He grasped It firmly, went to tbe doorway and suld: 'Now? turn 'em out, one at a time,' " We have noticed that a preacher la Dearly always a great niau to shake hands.