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1)V It. QRATTAN
Copyright, 1890, by Street U
CHAPTER XVI Continued.
Tho latter wheeled on his foot nnd
was by tho sldo of Karslcheff In nn
inBtnnt. "What!" he thundered. "You
dare to speak thus and human beings
In danger of a terrlblo death at your
door. Man, I blush for you. Shame I
Tho howling of tho wolves becamo
Tho courier turned to tho soldiers:
""You hear, men! You know what that
means. Como, follow mo to tho ros
cue!" "Halt! I forbid It!" Karslchoff shout
ed. "I am commandant here."
"Silence!" thundered the courier,
and, throwing open his great coat, ho
pointed to tho gold star on his broast
"Silence, sir! I am Col. llvo Ignatleff,
chief of tho brigade of lmporlal cou
riers of Siberia, and tho ranking rep
resentative of tho sovereign master of
."Russia! You obey my orders! Re
fuse at your peril! It Is I who com
mand you!" he concluded In a volco of
thunder; turning to tho Boldlers,
''Como, men, come."
Col. Ignatleff rushed from tho house,
followed by tho Cossacks.
Nicholas went to his father. "You
have made a mistake that accursed
courier Is now your enemy."
Katherlne, from the moment tho
courier entered, had taken a position
between him nnd Alexis and Ivan, who,
silenced by reason of the gaga which
prevented their speech, heard all that
passed. It was to prevent their being
seen by tho Courier that Katherlne
did this, and . or plan succeeded. Tho
moment tho courier disappeared sho
went to Knrslcheff's side. Ho was
somewhat dazed by the exciting sceno.
"Quick," sho said, "get yonder dogs
into tho kameras before tho courier
comes back. Do you not see that thoro
will bo trouble If thoy get a chance
to speak to him!"
"But tho guards"
"Fool! Aro we not guards enough
against a lot of unarmed and shackled
prisoners? Up up all of you,"
shouted Kntherlne, turning to the pris
oners. "Up, convicts, In line!"
There was a murmur of dissent.
Tho presence of the courier held out
b hope, none knew exactly of what, for
them. They did not want to bo driven
to tho kameras beforo tho courier's
"What? Muttering mutiny."
A dozen shots rang out In tho dis
tance. Tho fight with tho wolvos had be
gun. Nicholas passed rapidly over to hla
mother. "Shall I run tho risk?" ho
said, revolver In hand, as ho glared at
Alexis and Ivan. "Shall I try It now?"
"No, with all thoso wltnessefc It
would bo madness. Walt till tho cou
rier goes. Wo havo plenty of time "
"They shall not leavo hero nllvo?"
"Never!" was his mother's reply.
Distant shouts were heard. They
grow nearer and nearer. There was
an occasional shot. Tho rescuers wero
on their way back from their heroic
effort Had they succoeded?
The voices came nearor.
A confused murmur and then ovor
nil tho rest was heard tho tones ol
tho imperial courier.
"Bear up all Is well. You aro safe,
madame. Bear up, there Is no dan
ger here we are at last " and ns tho
words wero spoken tho courier en
tered tho room bearing In his arms
tho inanlmato form of a woman. l
will bear tho lady to a room," said
tho courier, addressing Katherlno, who
stood Impassive. "Which Is the door?"
' Kathorlno said nothing. To movo
would bo to reveal Alexis and Ivan.
"Good God, madame," cried the
courier, "havo you no heart? Don't
you seo that tho lady has fainted.
Show mo tho room at onco, or by heav
en I will suspend you all from duty at
Katherlno saw that it was vain to
stand out longer. Sho throw open a
door and pointed to tho Interior.
"Bring brandy and water to batho her
face," said tho courier, and ho left
tho room with tho inanlmato form
still In his arms.
Tho courier had scarcely loft tho
room when tho outer door again op
ened and two Cossacks entered, sup
porting betwoon thorn a man who was
barely able to keep his feet, and who
"was ovidontly nearly overcomo by a
ftorco struggle with tho famlshod
Tho lights, the people, and tho heat
of tho room somewhat revirod him,
and after being assisted to a chair ho
pade a strong effort to recover him
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self. At tho samo momont tho courier
caino back, bearing in his hand a
bottle of brandy. As ho entered, it
was seen that ho had not escaped from
tho battlo with tho wolves unscathed.
His great-coat wns ripped at tho left
shoulder and a stream of blood
trickled down from what was evident
ly a sovoro wound, for the nrm hung
almost powerless by his Bide.
"Lift him," said tho courier, speak
ing to tho Cossacks.
They ralsod tho man on tho chnlr.
"Hero, drink this, my bravo fellow,
and you aro all right," and so saying,
tho courier placed the bottlo to tho
rescued man's lips. "Try a little a
8 wallow or two; It will do you good."
Tho sufferer mode an effort. Ho
(succeeded. Ho did take a swallow or
two In fnct ho took a dozen, for tho
fiery brandy went down his throat as
If It had boon smooth ns milk. His
eyes oponod; a half smile passod over
his face; with an effort ho straight
ened hlmsolf up unassisted and re
marked: "That's great ctutf!"
Tho word camo simultaneously from
the lips of tho Knrslcheffs, father and
Cobb, tho man who had been, as
tho letter said, devoting hlmsolf to
ward securing a pardon for bis friend
and their enemy.
Had Alexis recognized him, too7
Yes for ho was making an effort
to attract his attention.
But tho gag prevented him from
Cobb, for it was our American
friend, after feeling tho brandy cours
ing through his veins, and aftor giving
It his personal endorsement, half me
chanically, suddenly gazed at tho cou
rier with a look of fearful anxiety.
Then his breath camo thick and fast,
and his voice, broken with painful
agitation, trembled as ho spoko with
feverish haste. "My wife sho Is safe
my wife aro wo savod? Speak
"Yes, yes," interrupted tho courier,
"sho is safe, you are safe, all is well."
"But but tho other"
"My God; Is thcro another?" ex
claimed tho courier.
Cobb paled a horrible picture roso
beforo his mind, his eyes closed, his
features relaxed, and he fell helpless
into tho arms of tho Cossacks.
"Take him there," shoutci the couri
er to tho Cossacks, pointing to the
room where ho had taken the other
who wns, In fact, tho baroness. "Tako
him thero and follow me!"
Tho man obeyed and boro cbb
from tho room.
Tho courier started for tho door but
ho had scarcely taken ono step when
tho blood from his wound poured forth
In a perfect torrent, and ho staggered
and would havo fallen but for the
friendly aid of tho Nachalnlk. To re
movo" his coat and get a bandage was
tho work of only a minute, but that
mlnuto seemed hours.
For tho howling of tho wolves, now
growing nearer and nearor, had in
creased to a volume that Indicated
that the pack was growing larger all
tho timo. As tho demoniac chorus of
tho famished brutes was borno to his
oars, tho courier made another effort
to start to tho roscuo. But it was
useless. Ho was faint from less of
"My God! Russians men," ho ap
pealed, "do you not hear tho wolves?
Do you not know that somo poor crea
turo is being even now, perhaps, torn
to pieces. Will you not try to save
Tho soldiers remained silent
Two or threo of them showed marks
ou their hands and faces where tho
brutes had torn them In their bravo
rescuo of Cobb and his wife. They
were bravo men enough, but even tho
bravest man might well quail with
fear at tho prospect of a horrible death
by being torn to pieces by tho fam
"It is certain death," said tho Na
chalnlk. "Ay, certain death," said two or
threo of tho others.
"God of Russia! exclaimed tho couri
er again, making an attempt to rise,
"will nobody daro oh! If I had but
tho strength!" and ho sank into tho
chair, woak and helploss. "Hear
that!" ho contlnuod, as tho howling
of tho wolves bvcamo louder, "make
an effort men try! try to mako a
But among tho convicts thero was
a movement, and beforo Karslcheff or
Nicholas could prevent him Alexis
Nazlmoff staggered forward, and, sink
ing on ono kneo at tho foot of tho
courier, raised his shackled hands to
tho gag In his mouth. Then turning
to tho direction from which camo tho
howls of tho wolves, ho flashod a look
of pleading appeal into tho eyes of
"You?" gasped tho courier.
Aloxls nodded his head quickly,
while tho eager look deeponed on hla
Tho courier glanced at tho shackled
hands and tho cruel gag that sup
pressed tho speech of tho suppliant.
"You, a convict," ho said again.
Alexis' head bent quickly. Then
again ho raised his faco to raeot the
look of tho courier.
With a supromo effort tho courier
roso to his feet and with ono hand in
stantly romoved tho gag from tho
mouth of Aloxls. Turning to tho sol
diers, ho said, "Strlko off thoso irons!"
A soldier stopped forward with the
Karslchoff sprang between thorn, his
face distorted with rage, "Stop," . j
said to tbO soldlor, "I will not allow
"Damn your allowance!" thunderod
tho courier, taking tho koy from tho
soldier nnd unlocking tho handcuffs,
which fell with n clang to tho floor.
"It is my will. Thcro Is tho hoart of
a man In that convict, and tho hoart
of a convict in you!"
Pressing tho hand of tho courlor
for an Instant, Alexis dropped ono ono
knee. "Thank God for tho chanco,"
ho nni nun rod; "bettor death in such
a case as thla than such a llfo na mlna
Is now," an" seizing tho rlflo which
tho courier held to him, ho rushod
from tho door and was lost in the
Karslcheff was shaking with rago
and baluod malignity.
"I shall hold you responsible) for
this," ho said savagoly to tho courlor.
"And I shall hold mysolt responsible
to havo you punished ns you dosorvo
as a dlsgraco to tho narao of Russian
and as a heartless brute, not fit to bo
trusted ovon with command of a poo-loo-etapc."
"You!" began Karslcheff.
"Stop, sir! another word nnd I will
havo you put In Irons you recognlzo
my authority, do you not!" said tho
courier, turning to tho Nachalnlk.
Tho soldier saluted!
"You at least know what Is duo to
an Imperial courier," said Ignatloff,
"and you," ho ndded, turning to Karsl
cheff, "will soon loam it in a lesson
you will never forgot!"
So snylng, he rushed to tho window
and tried to follow tho form of Aloxls
disappearing into tho night.
Ho could see tho figure ngalnst tho
snow in tho open, but it was lost when
tho darkness of tho forest becamo tho
"Bravo fellow!" exclaimed tho couri
er, as with straining eyes ho strove to
plorco tho darkness, "bravo fellow!"
By heaven, If I do not mako all Russia
ring with your praises for this act,
my namo is not Ignntloff. Thoro ho
goes!" ho continued, as Alexis strug
gled on through tho drifts, and with
his rifle brought down tho first of tho
wolves as they sprang upon him. "Ho
has gained higher ground. My God,
ho Is lost!" ho went on as Alexis
Btumbled for a moment "No! ho Is
on his feet again. Bravo man! Well
Alexis had baroly timo to uso tho
rlflo as a club and to knock tho brains'
out of one of tho furious brutes as It
sprang upon him, till ho heard a cry
(To bo continued.)
HOSTESS SHOWED MUCH TACT,
Hint Enabled Visitor to Appear In Ap
"Ono of tho most tactful Invitations
I havo received this season," said a
girl who is on a round of country
house visits, "was accompanied by a
short resume of tho functions that
were to tako placo during my stay,
thus enabling mo to tako clothes suit
a'do to tho occasion. After sotting
tho date of my coming and going and
giving me choice of several trains at
which I would bo met, my hostess
said: 'There will bo a gardon party,
a dance nt the country club, and a
picnic lunch In tho woods during tho
week you aro here.' I thereforo pro
vided myself with a fluffy, frilly or
gandlo, a simple decollete gown, and
something for tho picnic which would
not show grass stains nor bo tho
worso for briers and brambles.
"Had I gono without an Inkling of
what was in Btoro for mo I might
havo propared to vegetato for a week,
carrying with mo a trunkful of cali
coes and sunbonnets, or something
equally Inadequate; or havo gono to
tho other extreme arriving on tho
scene with all tho Paris gowns I pos
sess, appearing at tho simple Httlo en
tertainments provided by my hostess
overdressed, than which nothing Is
"I wonder why more peoplo do not
follow this plan of delicately suggest
ing what wardrobo a guest shall bring
by mentioning tho ovonts which will
take place during her stay. This
would bo especially convenient when
ono visits a place for the first timo
and is unfamiliar with Its social life."
Is That the Fall River Price?
A Lowell girl has had a man ar
rested nnd sont to Jail for threo
months for stopping hor on tho street
and offering her a quartor for a kiss.
Ho must have thought thoro was a
wage roductlon on In that city, Instead
of Fall River, to offer such a cut rate
as that Fall River Globe.
Goodwin I henr you gavo $25 to
help repair the church.
Graspltt You have boen misinform
ed. I merely subscribed that amount
V.'-. EEXJAtTfEJ3SrB47 J
TRUSTS IN CONTROL
CORPORATIONS PURCHASE VIC
TORIES FOR REPUBLICANS.
Revelations Made by Thomas W. Law
son Are Astounding Government
"by the People" Shown to Bo in tho
Thomas W. Lawson of Boston con
tinues to tell his story of "Frenzied
Flnnnco" In Everybody's Mngazlno
and his exposure of tho Stnndnrd Oil
plan of fleecing tho peoplo Is most In
teresting nnd Instructive of trust do
ings. Mr. Lnwson, being nt tho timo
ho writes of, In close nlllnnco with
Iho Rockefellers nnd Indeed ono of tho
copper trust mngnntcs and being a
strong Republican partisan, contrib
uting liberally to tho McKlnloy cam
paign funds, his chnptcr on "Tho pow
er of tho dollar" In politics Is of great
Importance. Hero wo hnvo a multi
millionaire tolling us of how tho Re
publicans purchased tho elections with
tho vnst sums of money furnished by
tho trusts nnd corporations nnd that
even tho courts aro controlled by
theso vast aggregations of wealth.
Mr. Lnwson says:
"At no timo In tho history of tho
United States has tho power of dol
lars been ns great as now. Freedom
nnd equity aro controlled by dollars.
The laws which should preserve and
enforco nil rights aro mndo and en
forced by dollars. It Is possible, to
day, with dollars, to "steer" tho re
lection of tho candidates of both tho
great parties for tho highest ofllco
In our Republic, that of President of
tho United Stales, so that tho peoplo,
as a matter of fnct, must elect ono of
the "steered" candidates. It Is possi
ble to repeat tho operation In tho
selection of candidates for tho execu
tive nnd legislative conduct nnd con
trol of every Stato nnd municipality
In tho United States, and with a suf
ficient number of dollars to "stoer"
tho doings of tho law-makers nnd law
enforcers of tho natlonnl, Btato and
municipal governments of tho people,
nnd n sufficient proportion of tho court
decisions to mnko nbsoluto nny power
created by such direction. It Is nil,
broadly speaking, a matter of dollars
to practically accomplish theso
Democrats havo claimed that theso
vast forces were at tho servlco of tho
Republicans, but tho nbsoluto ovidenco
waB not posslblo to procuro until this
trust magnate voluntarily took tho
witness stand and so vividly relates
tho complicity of tho Republican
leaders with tho great trust Btecrers
of tho country. It makes ono Btand
nghnst to discover that all tho tales
of the vast sums placed at tho dis
posal of tho Republicans to corrupt
tho electorate is more than truo and
that the amount acknowledged to
havo been donated is startling, for
Mr. Lawson says 15,000,000 was col
lected from tho corporations, ns an
extra fund before tho election of 180C.
Can anyone doubt that a quid pro quo
was forthcoming and has been ren
dered by tho Republican Administra
tion? Is not this obligation to tho
trusts tho reason Mr. Roosevelt has
treated them so gingerly, perhaps not
so much on account of past favors as
with tho expectation they will sub
scribe liberally to tho fund Mr. Bliss
is collecting and Mr. Cortelyou Is ex
pending under direction of Mr. Roose
velt? Thero Is good evidence that Stand
ard Oil Is again to bo a generous con
tributor to Mr. Roosevelt's cnmpalgn
fund, for tho Washington Star, good
Republican authority, on August 23,
"Senator Aldrlch of Rhodo Island
was at Republican headquarters to
3ay, and had n long conferenco with
Chairman Cortelyou. It Is understood
that flunnccs of the campaign was ono
of tho Important features under dis
cussion, as It is known that tho
Rhodo Island senator is in closer
touch with tho business interests than
most of tho prominent Republicans."
As Rockefeller's son married tho
daughter of Aldrlch and tho senator
has been notoriously tho representa
tive of Standard Oil and other trusts
In tho Senate, the interest manifested
In tho finances of tho Republican cam
paign Is obvious. It is also notable
that tho senator visited Mr. Roosevelt
at Oyster Bay tho day before ho was
In New York, when no doubt tho finan
cial end of tho campaign was also dis
cussed and probably led to tho visit
to Wall street and Mr. Cortelyou.
The trusts nnd protected Interests
fostered by tho protective tariff aro
the natural sources of campaign funds
for tho Republican party. That is
why they "stand pat" nnd fry tho fat
out of tho trusts.
Dispersion of White House Treasures.
Many peoplo believe that tho Whlto
Houso has been Irretrievably ruined
by tho modorn nnd garish way It has
been remodeled by President Rooso
velt Tho beautiful whlto marblo
mantel over tho fireplace of tho east
room, at which many of tho fathers of
tho republic warmed and meditated,
or chatted with visitors and states
men, was torn out and sold by auc
tion for two dollars and a quarter.
It was rescued irom a Junk shop in
Alexandria by a patriotic gentleman,
Col. J. E. SIckels, who owns a fine
Colonial homo near Washington, nnd
't now ndorns his dining-room. Nearly
all tho flno old furniture that was so
pproprlato to tho old Whlto House
was sacrificed nt tho samo sale. A
beautiful sideboard that had graced
.ho stato dining-room nnd had hoiu
Mio dlshos nnd glasswnro from which
diplomats, statesmen and tholr wlvos
ind sweethoarts had eaton and drunk,
which was prosonted to tho first
Prosldont Harrison, was sold to a
saloonkeeper for a trifle, and now
does duty In n Sovcnth Btroot dive.
Tho beautiful chandeliers, with their
thousands of cut glass pendants,
which wero Imported from Frnnco nt
enormous oxpenso to tho government,
were lorn out and roplnccd by tho
tawdry selection of a modern gas
Many ladles, whon visiting the
Whlto Houso to vlow thoso historic
nnd priceless relics, havo shed tenrs
when told by tho attendants Hint
President Roosevelt had ordered them
romoved, and thoy did not know
whero they hnd been removed to.
President Roosovelt Is nn lcono
clnst, ho wnnts novolty nnd loves ex
cltomonL Tho memories of tormor
greatness nnd tho reminders of tho
great men of tho republic nro to him
as nothing. All Uiobo priceless treas
ures of former days that other presi
dents havo chorlshcd nnd cared for
havo been dispersed novor to bo gath
The Strenuous Life.
Somo men wero born to bo rough
riders. They nro n necessary ovll,
but lot us acknowledge their ser
vices for what they aro worth. But
most of us, thank goodness, nro not
destined to a llfo so "strenuous," but
must dnulgo nlong In tho humdrum
occupation thnt has fallen to our lot
Wo must earn our broad In mo sweat
of our brow, mostly without much en
couragement from our fellowmcn.
Most of us, President Roosovelt would
dub woakllngB and unworthy of his
notice Yet thoso of us who nro hon
est nnd true, often making great sac
rifices far thoso wo lovo and cherish,
may bo moro entitled to tho thnnks
of our fellows for what wo do In our
small way to mako tho world wag,
than moro strenuous citlzons. Penco
hath greater victories than wnr, as
tho good citizen, inrmor or Inboror,
though ho bo, Is moro useful to tho
community than tho strenuous ono
who Is nlways raising up Btrlfo and
contention. Also In moro oxnltcd sta
tion tho great lcadors of scientific
lltoraturo nnd religion havo dono vast
ly moro for their fellowmcn than nny
warrior of them nil, who hns pro
moted and directed the progress of
mankind llko tho Founder of Christ
endom, whoso golden rulo Is still ac
knowledged to tho highest ethical
stnndnrd, and yet ho appeared weak
to all but a few choson friends nnd
hnd no part or lot with tho Btronuous.
Another Patriot Provided For.
That tho worst olomont of tho Re
publican party Is bolng Installed into
offlco by Prosident Roosovolt Is con
stantly cropping out. Tho latest
patriot to bo provided for is thus
described by tho Nebraska Independ
ent: "Tom Cook hns been appointed
collector of customs for that now ad
dition to tho United States called tho
Panama zone. His reputation In
Ncbrnska rests, not on his efficiency
as a collector of customs, but on thnt
of n distributor of boodlo. Every dls
reputnblo scoundrel in tho stato ol
Nebraska who helped to debauch the
electors in tho days of Mark Hannn
is now drnwlng a corafortablo snlary
from tho peoplo through tho Repub
Tho Independent mny bo a Httlo
too sovoro on tho Republican boodlo
crowd In Nebrnska and Tom Cook
In particular, but Panama Is n good
placo to banish such to and Instead oi
grumbling, thoro should bo Joy for
Roosevelt and the Darkeys.
Tho Rcpubllcnn Nntlonnl Conven
tion, bnckod up tho Bookor Washing
ton Incident In a way that must hnvo
delighted Presldont Roosovolt. It Is
described In a recent communication
to tho Washington Post by a nogrc
named Henry S. Baker. Ho calls at
tentlon to tho sceno In tho Republi
can convention when n beautiful
whlto girl was placod on tho stage
and by her sldo a negro boy, nnd that
they led tho cheering, thus making nn
examplo of tho equality of tho races.
Ho also says thnt If Roosovolt Is elect
ed It will so encourngo tho nogro
men that they will demand that
Booker Washington shall bo tho Re
publican candldnto for vlco president
In 1908. If Mr. Roosovelt Is elected
perhaps ho will appoint Booker
Washington postmaster general and
turn over tho postofucos to tho dar
keys as their sharo of tho spoils.
Jefferson and Roosevelt.
In his "Naval War of 1812," vol. 1,
pago 198, Theodoro Roosevelt snld
that Thomas Jefferson "was perhaps
tho most incapablo executive that
over filled tho presidential chair."
That would scorn to bo a most unjust
criticism of tho author of tho Declara
tion of Independence, who ncquircd
tho Louisiana territory, who was
twlco president, founder of tho Uni
versity of Virginia and author of tho
bill establishing religious freedom in
his native state. Ho may havo been a
weakling according to tho idea ol
Theodoro Roosovelt, but who will live
longest In the hearts of his country
men? Jefferson Is noted ns a construc
tive statesman, how will Roosevelt bo
Thero Is great rejoicing In Dela
ware. Addlcks has announced that
he will bo n candldato until ho is
elected or dies, nnd that every Re
publican, especially tho colored breth
ren, should register and bo propared
to vote. Thoro is a rush to roglstor,
but tho voting will not proceed very
lively until tho cash is produced.
Flour has gono up ono dollar a bar
rel, but tho price of radium has de
creased one million dollars a pound.
Carrol D. Wright, of tho Labor Bu
roau, will havo to get out another bul
letin and show that living exponses
nro stationary for flour and radium
will offsot each other, according to his
way of figuring.
A Domestic Mystery.
Teacher was explaining tho roean
Ing of tho word rccuporato.
"Now, Willie," Bhe said, "If your
fftthcr worked hard all day ho would
be tired and nil worn out, wouldn't
"Then when night comos nnd hla
work la ovor for tho day, what doo3 ho
"That'B whnt ma wants to know."
"Mario, what do you want for o
"And you, Donald, what do you
"I want nn automobile, so as to bo
ablo to get out of tho wny quickly
whon Mario begins to play."
No Cause for Alarm.
"Such conduct," said tho teacher to
a rebellious pupil, "will ovontually
bring your father's gray hairs In sop
row to the grave."
"Don't you bellovo it," roplled tho
Incorrlglblo youngster. "Tho govcrnoi
wears a wig. Seo?"
"Aro you going to marry that naval
cnptnln?" asked five-year-old Margie
of hor grown up Bister.
"Yes, dear," was tho reply.
"And if ho should die," continued
Mnrglo, "will you wear senweods and
bo a mcrmnld widow?"
Turning the Tables.
"Just ono klsB boforo I go, dearest,'
pleaded tho leap-year girl.
"No," replied tho young man, firm
ly. "Lips that touch hairpins shall
never touch mine."
Mrs. S$raggs That cook slmpl)
will not broil steak right I'vo tok
her over nnd over again, and hero u
Is Just as raw as over.
Mr. Scraggs I'm not surprised
You hnvo ofton snld that woman'j
work Is novor dono.
An Error of the Types.
"I wonder if old Hiram Skynfiynt'
relatives will apprcclato that," mused
tho country editor.
"They'd oughter," roplled his assUt.
ant, "It certainly was a good big obitu
ary you wroto of him."
"No, but tho head. I wroto it 'Not
Dead, but Gone Before,' and it's 'Bo
low' in tho paper."
The Doctor's Scrawls.
Druggist But I advertised for i
proscription clerk. You say you'v
had no oxperlenco in tho drug busl
Applicant No, but I'm Just tho mat
for you. My specialty has been Egyp
tology, and I'm great a declpherlnj
"Wiggins Ilkos to bear himself
"Yes," answered the sarcastic per
son; "It wouldn't be so bad If hi
didn't insist on trying to sharo thi
luxury of his conversation with som
Why Ho Objected.
Tho Lady But, my poor man, yoi
must turely object to tho company yoi
meet in tho station cells.
Gritty George I do, mum. Don
was a couplo of rich chauffours locked
up for fast driving last night, an' del'
soft talk mado mo sick. Phlladel
Facts In the Case.
"But wnsn't you brought up t
work?" nsked tho kind lady who hat
staked tho tramp to a handout.
"Dat'M wot I wuz, lady," replied th
hebo. "Dc las' timo I wuz brought uj
do Judge put mo tor work fer tei
Fly Fishing. '
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