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THEBE are colonels and majors
and generals and some old cap
tains who bold that Isabel Hamp
den wu the most attractive woman
who ever graced the frontier, and In
their time most women fteemed attrac
tive because of their scarcity.
She had been brought up In garrisons
and large cities, and by the time she
was 22 she knew the world rather well.
Moreover, she knew men not girls and
women, but men.
Because she had been allowed to live
In iots during most of what should
have been her boarding -school days,
and because she was pleasant to look
upon and converse with at an age
when most gliis are Impossible, men
had fallen In love with her pretty
much ever since she could remember.
It was said that she hurt refused all
the bachelors In all the frontier regi
ment. This was not far from the
A woman who had married one of
the rejected ones said that refusing
was a habit Miss Hantixlen had form
ed, and that It began to look ni if she
might never break herself of It.
In the nature of things this was re
peated to the girl. Her good temiwr
was one of her charms, "It Is so much
beter a habit than accepting them all."
she argued, sweetly. Nevertheless, she
wondered If there were not some truth
mingled with the malice.
But Lieut. Lorlng was the last victim
of her practice. He proposed to her.
unfortunately for himself. Just after
she had met young Ardisley.
"I thought this morning that maybe
1 would marry you," said Miss Hamp
den. "But I've changed my mind, some
"Weren't you Just a trifle prompt In
determining my Intentions?" he asked.
"Has the event proved me wrong?"
He lost his tenner. "Yon are spoiled,"
"If yon knew how often I have heard
that! Yet I do not think I am. I am
simply sincere, and you are a little too
vain, all of you, to grasp the difference.
! like yon awfully well no, now, don't
misunderstand me. I don't love yon.
And you are too nice a fellow to be
married to a girl who only likes you.
No," she repeated, "I do not think I'm
polled. I have been so placed that
men were making love to me at an age
when other gtrls were playing with
dolls. It's partly because I am pretty
and partly, largely, because there are
so few women out here. When I have
been In the East I haven't made much
of a sensation. I've grown a bit hard
fwsl, pert) aim. Custom has dulled the
edge which was fearfully keen and
cutting, at first of being told that I
am breaking a heart. Hut, though I
am only 22. I've lived to see dozens of
you marry and be happy. You'll do the
"O, no, I shall not," moaned Lorlng.
"O, yea, you will. Jack. And I shan't
mind. Now I've promised to dance this
with the new Mr. Anlsley, and If we
fay out here any longer every one will
galea s what has happened."
"They'll know wlien they see me."
"Don't be a goose, Jack. It's only the
heart that la trying to take Itself aerl
owly that exhibit the pain."
"Don't discus a subject you know
nothing about. Yon have no heart."
As Miss Hampden walked off with
Ardley, abe knew that Lorlng was
wrong; that this tall boy, fresh from
West Point, as new In experience of
the world as the braaa button on hi
blouse, was the man she was going to
love. He would lore her, of course. It
is to be feared that It did not enter her
bead that be might not. She saw a
"Is that your claa rlngF ahe said.
"Ye," he told her.
"My I a Itr
He cave It to her. and while she ex
amined It be sat and admired ber. Mlsa
Hampden raised ber eye and met hi.
f ho smiled, bat tt was like no smile abe
DOM'T a A MOH, JACK.
bad ever bestowed ea a saaa before. lie
looked at ber vary gravely, and ber
hand dosed tightly ever the ring. la a
moment abe wet efndytag U again.
"t Uke tola. It'e aaweaal," abe said.
"I an Ud yen tblali at, a I eeav
celred the deeign." He HBieted to to
told thai be mi ejevar.
"leetaed!" waa ail ahe at aaa tbat
"How cool! I saUar tfcamjfrt yeo'd
eipreaa avprlae, aad gJee dm aotne
credit Ton are aot addicted to flattery,
It wetild Been."
"Ira sot. arot ! dart tttaft It weald
have been tlaterlng to be surprised that
you have done it. It struck me as be
ing quite the thing you would naturally
"That la very pretty."
"It 1 perfectly true."
It happened, oddly enough, that Ards
ley chanced rot to have beard of Mis
Hampden's reputation by the next
night. He was rudely awakened to a
knowledge of It.
There were private theatricals In the
hop room, and Mis Haminlen was the
leading lady. Now the suitor was quite
recovered, and he menu! to play a Joke
on those In the audience who were not
and there were some eight or ten,
three of thorn married. He proosed to
the heroine In nicely read lines, and
was rejected by her with a ierfect!on
that xpoke her practice. So tbe audi
ence that; and It laughed.
Whin the laugh had subsJded, the
hero arose from his knees. He walked
to the footlights and sighed.
"Ah! well," he said, "I have one
crumb of comfort. I am not the only
man In thl place who Is In the same
The astounded Ardsley looked about
him, and he picked out the entire num
ber by their faces. Mis Hamixlen
dropped her head In her hands and
laughed with the rest.
Between tbe1 acts, Ardtdey made In
quiries and learned tbe truth. He was
bitten with a dewlre to obtain the un
attainable, and he was not one to dully.
He went behind tbe scenes.
"Whom are you going home with,
"I fear no one will take me after the
light Mr. (rravee has put me In."
"May I lo so?"
She nodded, and Anlsley went back
lo his seat.
"So you have refused the entire
KOBBINO AS IF IIKK HKART WKHK UT
TKRLT BROS KN.
army?" be asked, aa they walked home.
"The entire department?"
"Well, a fair percentage of It," she
"Are you going to refuse me?"
"I can't say until you are offered."
"I offer myself now."
"And I accept you now."
"Good enough I Will you announce
our engagement to-night at supper r
"At tbe risk of being adjudged Ineane
"Put on th! ring until I can get you
another. It will fit your middle finger.
Now I am In earnest."
"So am I." ahe said.
They were very much In earnest, the
event proved; and the garriaon derived
unmixed plea u re from the total, un
conditional, obvious orrender of Ml
Hampden. 8b e waa is open In her In
fatuation as abe had alway been In
everything else. And ArdMley was
He took back the class ring and gave
ber a diamond which cost him three
month" pay. They were altogether
happy. So, jnat a fortnight before the
day arranged for their wedding, tbe
god demanded tbe first payment on
AnWey waa ordered off on a scout.
Mlea Haonpden clang to Ardsley and
cried like a little girt, and did not be
have In tbe least like a woman who had
seen countless scouts. And she let him
go to the ware remembering ber stand
ing with her arm against tbe wall and
her bead upon her arm, sobbing as if
her heart were utterly broken.
Ardaley did not come back from the
root. He waa In a fight on what
should hare been bla wedding day.
Other were killed and tbetr bodies
were recovered and borled, but Arda-
ley'a body waa never found.
There was a tale that a fire bad been
aeon on the battlefield the night after
tbe encounter, and In tbe mldet of the
Are a tree with a form which might
have been that of a man against It.
There were Indian grouped around It
Mia Hampden never hoard the story,
fine never even gueaaed at what bad
happened until twenty year after
ward. Rbe waa the superb and eplrltlese
wife of a mighty general, and site waa
accompanying ber bnsband on a tour
of Inapectloa In the Wet. Tbey were
at an agency oaeday, and were vleltlng
tbe levee. It was tbe agency of tbe In
diana that young Ardsley had fought
two decade before; and tbe General's
wife waa nerving beraeU aot to ohow
that abe remembered tola.
The Oeaeral waa examining the trin
ket that a nag aa a erring aronnd the
aeek of a hetf-Mrad aqaaw
"Here la a Weat Petnt otoaa rtoar be
UN wife p peHled her word of twen
ty years pa!.
"May I see It?" she asked, coolly.
She took It In her band and turned it
atHiut. She could nike out the design,
though It seemed to have pasned
through some heat that hud melted It,
There was do doubln her mind.
Never hel.ss, she looked Inside. The
heat bad not affected It there, and the
Initials were quite plain even yet.
"D. A.," she said; "It was David
Ardsley's ring. The flre did not touch
the letters. I understand now why
they never could tell me which was his
The General broke the string and
picked up the class ring from among
the scattered baubles. Tbe squaw was
chattering and whining and clawing
around on the earth. Tbe General held
"MAT I BKK IT?" SIIK ASKED COOLLY.
the ring out to bis wife. She raised the
dark eyes that had been so bright and
happy tbe last time It bad been held
out to be.
"Can I have It?" she asked.
Tbe General put It In her hand, and
the hand closed over tt.
'Thank you," she said Utlca Globe,
WILL MEASURE DEW.
Little Attachment for the Wind Osage
at Weather Bureau.
Hereafter the gentle dew cannot de
scend at night nor a flake of anow fall
without being registered on tbe Minne
aKHs weather station rain gauge. Will
iam Carlisle, a member of Weather Ob
server Outram's staff, has Just perfect
ed a little adjunct to the rain gauge
registration machinery, which will
hreafter make It possible to register
absolutely so small a precipitation aa a
thousandth of an Inch. In fact the
minuteness of It registration la only
limited by the delicacy of tbe acale
Mr. Carlisle baa frequently noticed
that abort and gentle, but perfectly ap
preciable rainfalls have occurred with
out showing any registration. On the
other hand he has noted that alight reg
istrations are sometimes made when
there la no moisture falling. The regis
tration la effected by mean of an elec
trical connection between the scale of
the exposed rain gauge and a graphic
representation device In the office bo
low. Tbe rain gauge Jar rest on one
arm of a pair of delicately balanced
scales, lialn failing In the Jar disturb
tbe balance, the Jar aide settle and
thereby close an electrical circuit
which causes the registering device to
record a certain amount of rain. At
the tame time tbe balance la automatic
ally restored. Mr. Carlisle ascertain
ed that at times the preaaure exerted
ou the bottom of the Jar by wind eddlea
bad exactly tbe same effect a the
weight of tbe rain. It waa obvtoua that
what waa needed was a device that
would distinguish between wind and
After much experimentation Mr. Car
lisle hit upon the scheme of Introduc
ing In the electrical circuit some addi
tional clock work, the effect of which
Is to delay the graphic register Ave sec
onds. That Is to say that If a certain
amount of ruin la caught by tbe gauge
receptacle it will be five second be
fore It la recorded. If the preasure ex
erted on the stale waa Yeally that
made by collected water It would still
remain at the end of that period. If
on the other band tbe disturbance of
the scale waa momentary and due to
wind preasure, they would regain their
equilibrium during tbe five second and
no record would be made. The ma
chine can be adjusted to any length of
Mr. Carlisle'! attention la now attach
ed to tbe official rain gauge and worka
admirably. It la probable that tbe In
vention will be applied to all govern
ment rain gauges. -Mlnneapoll Jour
nal. Pithy Appeal.
A certain reverend gentleman In Lon
don, baring to preach a charity eermon,
said nothing on tbe suMeot until tbe
sermon waa ended". He then told the
congregation that Utla waa a mere mat
ter of buaJneaa, and aa each he would
talk of It They knew aa wall aa ha
that they had oartoaa poor to provide
for, who looked to obelr puree. Be
tbea read the text, "He that gtveth to
the poor lendeth to tbe Lord," and add
ed, If yon approve of the aaenitv,
down with your money."
Jack-Do you know that yon remind
me very strongly of my A not Jane.
Al Ice-Ob. I'm o gtod.
Alice I waa afraid you were looking
at me tbat way becauae I had a chunk
of aoot or something on my noae
The difference between what a man
thing of blnmelf and what other peo
ple think of him la a good deal Ilka
what a man aaks for a piece of prep
rrty and what rbe other man offer to
rlta.. t .
tu pieeanr m receiving a
laeta aa laager than It takaa to
tM eaal. After that, eoanea tka
ef aaawartat tt.
OUR NAVY" IN A NUTaMELL
fatereetina- Fait I nm rrniiiic ntum
Ham's .Marine Fiablitiu Power.
The I'nlted Stales U the fifth nafal
power In the world. The navies of
Great Rrllain. l-'rauee, Russia and Iialy
rank ahead in the order named. Ger
many ami the I'uited Stales are ulxmt
Our present effective, lighting force
consists of four battle ohiiis of the
first class, one battle ship of the sec
ond class, two armored cruisers, eigh
teen cruisers, fifteen gunlHmts, six dou-ble-turreted
monitors, one ruin, one dy
namite gunboiit. one iis)iutrh lut, one
transport and cilit torpedo IkkiIh.
The Iowa weighs nearly lJ.lMtf) toii,
and as twenty ions is the average load
of a freight car and twelve cars is a
good load for a locomotive engine, it
would take fifty hwomoti'ts to haul
the great steel Ktri-;re.
The mj wdH used is brown and in
chunks the size of a caramel. A charge
for the biggest guns weighs pounds
and Is hoisted lo the breech by a der
rick, the powder Ix-lng sewed up in
Armor plates are tested by tiling
steel projectiles weighing from lu) to
l.TilMi pounds at them from guns charg
ed with lAH) pounds of swder ami at a
distance of nlsdit a city block.
The biggest guns in the navy are forty-nine
feot long, big enough for a
man to crawl into; four feet in diame
ter at their largest part and weigh 1U5,-
5(K) pounds or themilxjtits.
There are six rear admirals in active
service. The olliees of vice admiral
and admiral are unfilled, so there Is no
head of the navy excepting Secretary
Barnacles form on the hull of a ship,
Impeding Ms seed. A six months'
cruise will decrease the siced of a ship
15 per cent., and It must go Into dry
Sixty-one merchant vessels lx-long to
the auxiliary navy. These ships are
subsidized ami by contract must be
given to the I'nlted States on demand.
Some of the guns In the navy can flre
a shot twelve miles, farther Chan a
man can see, for the guns are aimed
and sighted by machinery.
The amount exiKnded by the navy
department lu 1H1I7 was $:i4,ifil,5-lt.
This Is a larger sum than has been ex
pended In any year since tH'Hi.
In a buttle the woodwork and arti
cles of wood are either stowed below
or thrown overlxmrd lest the men be
Injured by splinters.
Tbe origin of the navy department
may be said to date from Oct. I.'!, 1775,
whon Congress authorized the equip
ment of two cruisers.
The fastest vessels In the navy are
the torpedo ixmts PorteT and Oupont,
each of which Can travel 27.5 knots au
itftle ships cost from S2.&00.000 to
)fn,7r,000, and cruisers from $(00,000
to 1,000,000. A good torpedo boat
costs over $100,000.
Itattle ships are for the heavy work;
cruisers are commerce destroyers; mon
itors are useful only for coast defense.
The Indiana could lie outside Sandy
Hook and throw 1,200-pound shots iu
to New York at the rate of four a min
ute. Those artists who show smoke In
their pictures of naval battles are whol
ly wrong. Smokeless powder Is used.
All of the cruisers are named In hon
or of cities, and the battle ships, except
the Keaiyarge, In honor of States.
The "grog" ration was alollshed In
18il.'l, ami since then the crew has been
forbidden to drink while on duty.
Marines are the police on loard ship.
Originally they were employed to pre
vent mutiny among the iatlors.
The guns of a battle ship enn carry
from six to twelve mile, hurling a 3hot
weighing half a ton.
Only i0 jst cent, of the enlisted men
are Americans, and a smaller percent
age yet are native born.
Projectiles thrown by naval guns are
ehaied much as the bullets shot by tbe
A big Iwttle ship has on board an
electric plant capable of lighting a
town of 5,000 inhabitants.
The Itollers of the Iowa have a heat
ing surface of eight acres and hold thir
ty tons of water.
Great Hrltaln has 2!4 torodocs and
toqedo-lxat destroyers; Uncle Sam
has only eight.
Five hundred and twenty-six men
and forty oftletTs are required to man
the cruiser New York.
Hat tie ships are covered with armor
of nickel steel from five to seven Inches
We have four armored battle ships
the Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and
A submarine tor)Htlo boat to be
known as the Plunger Is now under
At present the tolal enlisted force of
tbe naval militia Is 3,870 officers and
Behind the heavy armor there la a
padding of either corn pith or cocoa
It cost $.100 every time one of the
big gun on board a ship la fired.
The Brooklyn and the New York are
our armored cruiser.
SaHors are paid from $9.50 to $12..V)
per month end hoard.
An aot of Congrew In 1872 abolished
flogging in the navy,
The American nary ha practically
ail been bulM atnee 1888.
A captain lo tbe navy rank with a
oolonel ki the army. '
Tbe oldest iron vessel la tbe Michi
gan, built hi 1844.
Five battle etdpe are now under con
We hare only one ram tbe Katsh
dta. Tbe ship are painted white. Frank
Lee In Ohlcago Ttanee-Hereld.
With a Free Hand.
Wonderful are the decision some
times mad by Mexican Justices of the
peace, moat at whom are meagerly
aaajfpod h nwtedfe. One each aa-
tiilfi-rtnitor of the law, after a man
had Iteen tried and found guilt of I
murder, deliverd a loifg lecture to the I
murderer Umiii the belnousnesH of bis!
crime, and warned him never to apjx'iar
In his court again upon such a charge. (
Then be !mipre-slvely prououiKied hen- j
fence-- five dollars and twits and dis- (
missed the court, bis face beaming
with pride and satisfaction over Mm I
oratorical effort. Before another Mex- ,
lean justice of the peace there came
a .Mexican man and lnsiid to lx tied in
wedlock. The judige looked them over ;
critically, and apparently had doubts j
alxjut the compatibility of their tem
pers, for he put a i.'ijp limit upon the
combination, j'.ui as be pronounced j
t lie wordii which made them man and
wift ne added, with einiplisiH'i.s. "For;
me space of two years only." As they
went away he told tiliem if t-hey were
disastutied with t-eir venture lx-fore
that time to come back, and he would
divorce them for 1 lie same fee. Still
another of these wise judges tried a
man for some petty offense, found Mm
guilty, and lined him five dollars and
costs. But till, was too much for the
prisoner at the bar, who dus-lared that
be could not pay the fine; that he had
not so much money in the world. The
justlce looked him over with line, large
contempt for auy one so "ornery,"
shrugged bis shoulders, and turned to
the marshal with the nonchalant alter
native: "Very well. Then take him out
on the mesa and shoot him." Many of
thee Mexican justices cannot S)ik
KnglUh. But that i not so much of a
disqualification as it might appear, for
the Territorial law commands ail court
proceedings to be carried on In both
Kngli.sh and Sjnanlsh. Kvery New
Mexican court has 11s official Interpre
ter, and every word siKifcen In ehtiher
language by Judge, lawyers or wit
nesses Is translated aloud Into the oth
It Is said that Mr. lluysnians, the au
thor of that striking novel, "En Route,"
Is about to enter a monastery.
Miss Florence Marryat Is publishing
a novel with the title "A Soul ou Fire."
It has In It an element of spiritualism.
A new novel, named "Poor Max," by
Mrs. Manuiugton Oaffyn (Iota) la to be
issued shortly. She Is said to surpass
In It all her previous novels, and to
have left tbe sex problem In the back
ground. The degree of success which has at
tended the publication of "Like a Gal
lant Lady," by Kate M. Oleary, sister
of the late noted dramatic critic, B. J.
Mcl'belim, has been sttch as to Induce
that lady to begin another story which
will shortly be given to tbe public.
Frank R. Stockton's new novel, "Tbe
Girl at Cobhurst," is to be published
shortly by the Sctibner's, and will be
the fresher for tbe fa4 that 1t has no
where ajwared serially. It Is a love
story. In which a matchmaking crot
chety old maid and a French cook at
tempt simultaneously to lead the hero's
affections In different paths, with the
customary Stocktondan Whimsicality of
Joseph Conrad's new story, publish
ed within fine last few weeks In En
gland. Is doing very well there, In spite
of Its ungainly title. The Bookman
says tbat Mr. Conrad Is jjellghted with
the title given to the American edi
Hon, namely, "The Children of the
Sea," which flt the book to a nicety,
whereas "The Nigger of the Narcis
sus" mean nothing to tbe average
mind. Mr. Conrad was trtoutly advo
cated for the Academy prize which
was obtained by Stephen Phillips.
The enterprising nerw magazine call
ed Success contains an Illustrated In
terview with Anthony Hope In which
tbe English author-lawyer ds quoted as
saying that he had the usual expeti
enee of "wasting good stamjm on re
turned stories" before his writings b,?
gan to bring him enough to live on.
"But after I left the law for lltera
ture," he says, "I wouldn't go back
pride alone settled that." His Idea of
the chief thing necessary for a man's
success In story writing la the ability
to Invent plots. "It'a born with a man,
of course," he says. "Study will devel
op and work perfect a style, but It
won't give a bent to It. The ability to
Invent a plot 1 a gift. I don't believe
any one could train big mind to an in
A Little Datoh Garden.
I passed by a garden, a little Dutch gir
den Where nseful and pretty things grew
Heartsease and tomatoes,
And pinks and potatoes,
And lilies and onion and me.
I saw In tbat .garden, that little Dutch
A chubby Dutch man with a spade,
Aud a rosy Dutch frau
With a shoe like a scow,
And a flaxen-haired little Dutch maid.
iTi ere grew In that garden, that little
Blue finer flowers, lovely and tall,
Aud esrly blush rowi
And little pink posies
But Grctcbeu was fairer than all
My heart's In that garden, that little
It tumbled right In as I pasted,
'Mid 'wllderiog mate
Of spinach and daisies.
And (Iretcbea la holding it feat
When There Wa Only Oae Paper;
la the year 1700 there waa ealy aae
newapaper la the United Btataa.
ABUSING AN EDUCATION.
Tbe Neglect of Helf-Culture ! Untaoae
Wantefuliiea of Advantuue.
In a thoughtful pajer on "A Waste of
Education," In the Woman's Home
Companion, Brand Buuuer Huddlesioa
sjM-aks of the tendency of women to
permit, their talents to rust out:
"Mental culture may be the most
costly or the most valuable gift of par
ents to their children just as they care
for It after they get it. It is certain
that few would equally neglect a ma
terial property of like monetary cost a
they often do their educations. This,
too, when money Is the very shortest
tape-line by which a mental gift may
be measured Perhaps it is due in part
to the mistaken idea that when we
have quitted the school-room we carry
with us a stationary fund of knowledge
that will, or ought to be, sufficient for
"Look at the plies of hard dollars
and the Illimitable hours of time spent
every year in the study and practice of
music alone; except for the gixjd they
are to teachers and to the makers of
musical Instruments, the half might as
well be wiped out of existence at one
clean sweep. A decent little eternity
might be made out of the time. And.
this continues to exist and repeat itself
generation after generation In the very
face of the fact that music is an In
comparable addition to home life, and,
on tbat account, if for no more lofty or
selttsh reason, ought to be perfected
aud never neglected by women.
"How many of your women friends
will undertake to entertain even the
family circle with a creditable per
formance V Usually their pianos stand
Idle from tbe period immediately suc
ceeding their marriage until there are
daughters old enough to be put at les
sons; then the old folly will be repeat
ed. What folly? Not the placing of
children to study music or any other
accomplishment that is for their good
or that fhe purse will permit. Let them
have all the advantages within reach,
but also teach them appreciation; the
folly consists in fostering through ex
ample, and by a tacit acceptance of the
existing state of things, the idea that
It can be other than a sinful waste of
time to acquire a good thing and then
neglect it. No one has any business to
learn a thing that is not worth remem
bering. It is foolish from a merely
utilitarian point of view. Thus it may
not be possible or desirable for every
mother to teach her own children,
though some count It a sweet privilege
to do so, yet H pays them to keep thor
oughly posted, if only to Judge of tbe
quality of work being done by the
teacher, and to supply that home co
operation which is so needful to the
conscientious student ajjd tbe teacher,"
Knforced the Rule.
Among tbe ironclad sleeping car rule
long ago adopted, and strictly adhered
tOv by the late George M. Pullman, was
tbe absolute prohibition otf card playing
of any kind in hi cars on tbe Sabbath
day. Mr. Pullman took the ground
from the very start, that it would be an
insult to a large part of the Intelligent
traveling public, wbloh does not In
dulge In or indorse card pJaylng on Sun
day, to permit the few who draw no
such lines to play on his cars In tbe
presence of the mauy who would not
sanction It on that day. All his sleep
ing car conductors, porters and other
employes were given positive Instruo
tloTAs to prohibit suoh pastime on Sun-
day, from morning until midnight. And
as far as known the rule was always
strictly lived up to. Another positive"
rule of Mr. Pullman was one refusing
admittance to a Pullman car of any per
son known to be under the influence of
Intoxicating liquors when about to
board a car. A case of th1 kind waa
thoroughly tested some years ago on a
road In Iowa. A prominent oftkiai of
another road had been on a pleasure
trip and -waa returning borne. He had
been with some congenial companions
and waa the worse for the night's out
ing. He desired to take a midnight
train for home, and several of hi
friends escorted him to the train and
proceeded with the official to the sleep
er. The porter promptly met the party
at the door with "That gentleman can't
come In this car." In vain was It point
ed out tli at he was an official and hie
Pullman pass was exliihlted, but all to
no avaM. "Makes no difference, gen
tlemen, If It was Mr. Pullman himself
no in toxical ed man can occupy this car.
It Is aga.inM the rules." And tbe lntoxl
catetl official sat up ail night In a day
coach. Milwaukee Even la tg Wisconsin,
Title in Job Lot.
Heretofore American girls bare
found It a comparatively simple matter
to buy titles, but the American men
have been compelled to remain plain,
unadorned citizens, without handle to
their name. All this la to be changed
If a bill which the Italian government
proposes to submit to parliament be
comes a law. According to the provi
sions of this bill any one desiring to
become a prince may secure tbat title
by planking down 8,000. Five thou
sand dollars will purchase the title of
marquis, $4,000 the title of count, wJkH
title of baron will be sold In Job lota
at $1,000 each.
Here Is an opportunity for that claaa
of Americans who pine for the mark
of nobility. Perhaps, however, If they
wait a little longer other Bnropeaa
governments In straitened Circum
stances will enter Into competition with
Italy and title will be sold on bargala
counter at big department atorea.
Troy (N. Y.) Time.
No Btonr In Manitoba.
In Manitoba you can turn a furrow
mauy mile long and not eacouatar
stone as large aa your flee The earth.
for a distance down from three to Ira
feet, Is a rich, Mack loam, made bf
centuries a ad centuries af
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