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The Iron-Worker's Daughter
Irene Atherton stood before the win
dow, looking out into the street in an
absent-minded manner. Shi? was think
ing of something of the first importance.
Her father' manner had changed so
much in the last week that she ha.l In
come concerned for him. He wus quiet.
irritable, moody, fitful. lie was obsorv
In? her covertly. He wag kfeiiing some
thing from her; they had never had a
secret come between them before.
lie had never mentioned Mr. May
berry' name, or referred to him. But
be had suid it was possible be bail found
a capitalist "or. rather, the capitalist
bag found me." he said ironically.
And k lit n Irene inquired w ho the e:ip
Ita hst was, tier father had answered ab
It was on the point of Irene's tougue
to ask him what the paper contained that
Was passed between her rather and May
berry, and taken back attain, but she re
strained ierself. Some time she would
surprise her father into a confession. She
knew he could not refuse, or, rather, that
be would not withhold anything from her
once she really importuned him.
One thing she was resolved ujxm. It
was her duty to discover what caused
the serious1 change in ber father's con
duct, and she was resolved she would get
' at the truth.
A rap at the door startled ber. When
she hastily opened it, Mr. Gripp faetd
"Oh! Miss Athenon, 1 am compelled to
Intrude on you a few moments a matter
of business. I was at the mill, and at
your father's instance caLled. He re
quested me to tell you to give me some
drawings you will tind on the upper
"I will see," she said simply.
She left bim, and when alone resolved
to send him away as emptj handed as
"Why does my father send this man
to me for his drawings? Or has he Kent
bim? Anyhow, it may not be easy finding
them. At least 1 will not try."
. When she re-entered the room where
Gripp awaited her, she said, without a
semblance of regret or explanation:
"Mr. Gripp, my father will have to give
you the drawings himself."
"It is of no moment he will doubtless
find them in good time, Miss Atherton."
Then he spoke of the weather, of the
fine opportunity presented for outdoor en
joyments and evening entertainments.
"Would she like to witness the famous
actor then in the city? He had tome
seats at his disposal, two of which he
had retained for Mr. Atherton and his
Irene's response chilled him.
"Thanks, Mr. Gripp. I rarely attend
the theater, but I will inform my father
of your offer."
Mr. Gripp talked of the workmen at the
mill how they earned, hardly, all they
received. Then the delights, the pleas
ure of a life of ease were envied; but
they were not for Mr. Gripp. Alas! no.
His lot was, plainly, to toil for some one
else. He confessed, too, be loved an ac
tive life, but he could O, yes, be could
appreciate the softening influences of
a refining fireside.
And then, not till then, Irene realized
suddenly she was the object of Mr.
Gripp's spontaneous adoration. The re
alization made her sick at heart. Her
aversion for Mr. Gripp was, if possible,
When he withdrew, bowing politely,
and smiling in his most gracious maimer,
Irene sauk suddenly into a seat. Was it
possible her father knew this man was
desirous of ingratiating himself into her
good wili? What horrible influence,
what evil influence, was this that Mr.
Gripp exercised over her father. She
resolved to dismiss the subject from lier
mind. She would go out anywhere. She
would visit a neighbor walk on the
streets. No! she would read a favorite
She took down a book, and in doing so
displaced a volume her father called to
his aid frequently, a book of reference.
The book fell upon the floor, and two pa
pers fluttered out of it. Irene stooped
and picked up book and pape-rs. She was
in the act of replacing the last when
ber eye fell on a single line:
"First room, second floor, No.
Then she read the note. It was very
brief. It was written to Mr. Daniel Ath
erton, informing him, seemingly by pre
vious understanding, where and when
the writer would meet him.
I say seemingly, because this note was
strangely worded. It read thus:
"Mr. Daniel Atherton:
"Dear Sir In regard to matter dis
cussed, would say you bad best call at
the house named. First room, second
floor, No. street. Do not de
lay. L'uless you are there this evening
iK-tween six and seven, and everything
fully understood, you will regret it.
"JACKSON GUI PP."
"There Is a threat in this!" Irene ex
claimed, mentally. "I see it now. This
man has some secret power over my poor
She flung herself passionately upon a
chair. The tears sprang to ber eyes, Fhe
cried with bitter mortification. So this
was the end of oil ber father's inven
tions. After all bis planning, hi nights
nnd days of reading; after all bis hoping,
bis disappointments this was the :-nd
Somebody else had an invention. Or
her f.ither bad unwittingly appropriated
inventions others bad patented in his
process. There must be something seri
on to bring him a note like that.
.'-'lii- rend irid reread it, and a she re
rend it she hated Gripp with an intensity
that frightened her. She said to Herself,
as she placed the note in the envelope it
bad slipped out off:
"How wicked I am. I feel as If I do
not want to live in the si me dty, in the
sniiie world, with Mr. Grippj" '
Then she debated with herself what she
would do Would ) pleea Ue uote
where It bid been, or elsewhere T Her
woman's wit mme to ber aid hart, Hat
put the Mote on the shelf betw two
t.k. la aura a meaner aa ta lead her
f. titer to think it had dropaad there. If
It aliased, and laaelry Blade, a brief
Mvrrh weald reveal It If bar father did
not dees It of nacfc liairtaace, be
won Id aot refer to it.
In the meantime, she would observe
closely the relations existing between her
father and this Mr. Gripp. As Irene
Atherton jioudcred thus, a faint rap at
the door attracted her attention. She
"Does Mr. Atherton-Mr. Daniel Ath
erton live here?"
Irene looked down upon the small boy
who was eyeing.. her. s-uspkiously,
"Yes. This is the place."
"Is he in?"
"No. He will be home before long,
though. Is it anything particular?"
"Well. I was to be sure and leave this
f r him. I guess it's all right."
He handed ber a uote somewhut re
luctantly. "Yes. I will see my father gets it."
The small boy walked away, turned,
glanced hack to observe if his movement
were noted, then disappeared around a
"Another note. I wonder if it is a mys
terious uote, like the one I read." said
Irene, thoughtfully, as she glanced at
the superscription. "Mr. Daniel Ather
She laid the note on the mantel where
her father could not fail to see it when
he returned, then prepared to go out. as
she bethought herself of an errand she
When she was bonneted, readv for the
street, she locked the door, and. placing
the key in a place where her father would
easily find it, left the bouse.
Irene availed herself of a street car, in
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evidently for the purpose of impressing
upon the listeners a sense of their impor
tance. They were discussing the murder.
One was a large, red-faced man. with
bead-like eyes and a bulbous nose. He
wore flashy clothes, and fumbled a large
watch seal. His breath studied of onions
the passengers next him turned cside.
His comrade was a small, dark man.
with a hooked nose, curling lips that
seemed to be sneering at his nose, and to
add to a sinister countenance he had
a cast in one eye. The first word the
large man said arrested Irene's atten
tion. "I wish 1 was as sure of a thousand
dollars as we are of catching him."
"The chief say he can put his hand
right on him."
"Yes, I know he's preparing a little
surprise for him, that's all."
"I was the third person there. 1 said
at once any professional could see it at
a glance that there wasn't any suicide."
The big man looked up and down the
car. His gross look, his intense vulgar
ity, everything about him excited the
profound aversion of Irene. The tneu
sv vppvaiur urr, iurj prolonged toe con
versation evidently for her benefit.
"A pretty hard place. Number ."
Irene started. Where had she seen or
read of Number - - street?"
There was a brief silence, then the
lesser of the two suddenly said: "I un
derstand there are two or three people
seen the murderer. 'T won't be hard to
"No! And it won't be hard to hang
him. The next man caught will stand
a poor show. They've been too easy;
now they've got to make an example."
Now, for the first time, "Number
street" caused Irene to feel faint
sick at heart. That was the place
where a horrible murder or suicide was
committed. It was the place her father
was requested to visit.
Could it be possible his mime could be
connected in any way with the horrible
occurrence? Ireue could not remain in
the car a moment longer. While the po
licemen were airing their otlice and pre
tensions, she quietly got off the car.
Once more on the street, she scarcely
knew which way to turn. The thoughts
suggested by the remarks she had heard
distressed her much more than she bad
thought any similar incident would affect
She walked at random for a few min
utes, to give herself time to collect her
thoughts. As Rhe was hastening rapidly
cu, looking neither to the right nor left,
she encountered Mr. Mayberry. Mayber
ry attracted her attention by removing
his hat. They met face to face.
lie had crossed the street, and was
turning in the same direction, when he
paused, bat in hand, and seemed to hesi
tate to walk on or turn in another direc
tion. Irene felt the color flaming in her
cheeks. A minute before she was ery
pale. Mayberry noted the change.
"Mr. Mayberry !'
She did not know whether to say more,
or permit bim to pass ahead of her, as he
evidently resolved to do. He was quick
ening bis steps when a low voice arrest
"Mr. Mayberry, I have something to
say to you."
He walked beside her respect fully.
More than one passer-by looked admiring
ly at the handsome young couple; the man
with the bearing of a spirited young man,
in high health, with a face inviting con
fidence; the woman with eyes like Ur,
and rosy cheeks, all too rare.
"I will not detain you a moment."
"I am not in a hurry at all. Anything
I can do any way I may be able to serve
you command me."
"Will you tell me what was in the pa
per you gave my father, Mr. Mayberry?"
He was nonplused. The question was
i unexpected, he was not able to reply
instantly. Then be said to himself that
Would never do.
"It was a partial agreement your fath
er and I arrived at. Miss Atherton."
"Of what nature?"
She was very very direct. How could
he avoid telling her? He would fib. Hut
when he met her eyes, his resolve melted.
She seemed to be looking through him.
"If 1 speak at all, I'll tell you the
truth. I'd rather not indeed, you ouibt
not to expert me to talk to you of the
affair at ill."
She paid bo attention to the last portion
of tail apeerh. Again eama ber ques
tion, sharp, direct, alatoat imperative:
'what w the agreesaeatT Of cearse
yo weald not toll mm anything bat the
truth, Mr. Miyherry. Wae Bade the
acreMMat tratt wbe aaffMtod hi
What waa It abeet? My father mad
the I rat offer, dlda't bar
"This is unfair. Miss Atherton."
"Then something hapeticd you did
! not, could not, satisfy him he was unrea
sonable, and so you voluntarily gave bim
back a paper that you thought-think
now is- worth money, maybe a great tieal
of money to you."
"My dear Miss Atherton," exclaimed
Mayberry, pausing suddenly on the street,
and staring at ber in amazement. "Noth
ing of the sort. That is. you have mis
conceived the matter altogether. Y'ou
do your father you do me injustice."
"I am rejoiced to learn it."
"I'pou my soul, you have."
"Then you will please explain, so I
can understand it."
And so it happened that the demure
little puss accomplished her object before
Mayberry suspected her tactics. She had
purposely blundered, trusting to him to
set her right.
He began at the beginning, and related
the facts. He omitted all reference to
Mr. Gripp. He was too manly to charac
terize Mr. Gripp's conduct in that gen
tleman's absence. That was a matter
he hojied he would be able to do full jus
lice to. with Mr. Gripp before him. -
"Now I know you have been candid
with me." said Ireue slowly.
She was blushing for her father- for
herself. She somehow connected Mr.
Gripp's sudden friendship for her father
and herself with this business transac
tion. The patent process lay at the bottom.
Irene's face was now as pale as it was
before she recognized him. He noticed
the sudden change, and was concerned.
"I am very very much obliged to you,
Mr. Mayberry. I wanted to know the
truth. 1 hope you will excuse my euri
osity. If you knew all, you would do
'I do, I assure you I do. I thinkpar
don mc. I am quite sure I appreciate
your feelings. Hut I have ssid so much
I must say more. Y'ou are you have
been laboring under a false impression.
I have lost nothing. How could 15
have lost neither time nor money."
"You are quite sure you have not lost
in any manner !
Again her eyes seemed to search las
"I did make an appointment which I
failed to keep."
'I understand. Y'ou unfolded your
plans, excited somebody's hopes, and i.ow
that person will regard you as a vision
ary, a tritb-r. or worse maybe."
"No. no! You are wrong again."
"Then please set me right."
He was silent. What could he say, un
less he told her the truth? This young
lady was terribly direct very earnest in
"Well, you do not explain."
"I w ill. There is no other way to cor
rect a false impression. I called upon a
friend, a gentleman who will listen to my
explanation, and whose relations with me
will not be atTeited in the least."
"Who is this gentleman?"
"Mr. Mead. 1 explained what J our
father claimed, and I was to have seen
him and satisfied him concerning the de
"Which you have not done."
He did not answer. He could not with
out renewing t!'D h'r father.
"I am very grateful to you, Mr. May
berry, for your kindness and candor."
She stopped. He stopped also; he w as
Rorry thnt the tirm find rtimo when they
must separate. He was beginning to
think he ought to direct the conversation;
he was preparing a speech suitable for
the occasion, and timely, when, with a
courtesy and a smile that he carried with
him in memory the remainder of the day,
she turned and left him as suddenly ar.d
unexpectedly as they had encountered
Mr. Mead was in his private office when
a visitor was announced. He was seated
in front of a handsome writing desk,
made of native varied woods, whose beau
ty was preserved and heightened vith
oil ami polish, a,nd was in the act of
opening a letter when his visitor entered.
"Ah! 1 see you are prompt, Mr. Gripp."
"Punctuality is the soul you know the
test, Mr. Mead. I have brought papers
with me which will enable you to under
stand at a glance what 1 have to offer
Mr. Me.id waved his hand, and con
tinued opening his letters, as he said:
"By and by when we are ready for
that. Ict us understand what is propos
"Eighty per cent of labor is saved, to
begin with, and more than that much in
time is paved by the process I spoke of,
and the result is an iron equaling, if not
superior to, the article you are now sell
ing." "You seem confident. For a sure-footed
man, Mr. Gripp, you are almost en
thusiastic." "If I am, I have an excuse or, rather,
the facts warrant the positive statements
I have mnde. I come to offer you such
inducements as will justify you in assum
ing the direction of a new mill for the
As Mr. Gripp carefully removed the
wrapper from a thick roll, a clerk stood
in the doorway.
"A lady, Mr. Mead, wishes to see you."
"I will see her soon."
Mr. Gripp had almost removed the
wrapping paper. He now turned to Mr.
"These drawings are so clear, the ex
planations so simple, that single glance
must suffice to demonstrate to a man like
you the extraordinary value of the pro
cess." Mr. Mead rose, bent over the roll as
Mr. Gripp laid the paper aside, and both
looked at the drawings as they were tin
Suddenly Mr. Gripp' nose am! lir
curled; the sneer in his face was intetisj.
fled a he crushed the drawings ruthless
ly In a mass, and twisted the piper over
"Confound It I beg your pardon. An
absurd a ridiculous mistake. These, r
you perceived, are flowers. vse, what
not everything but the right thing."
"So I see."
"I see now how the mistake was made."
Again the clerk entered.
"A gentleman to see you, who cannot
wait, Mr. Med."
"Hbow him In."
The door opened, and quiet personage
entered. II looked like a mm wbo
would submit to anything for peace.
"Well, Mr. "
The visitor interrupted him histlly.
"I have called to apeak to you concern-
lag a workaia a pnddler a man aimed
"Ha aerar worked far ma, air."
"I am awart af that, Mr. Maad, bat 1 1
' am informing myself concerning bis rep
i "Why, now. there was nothing at al',
, iu Atherton' record that prevented u
from giving bim work. It was another
matter well, to be frank with you, so
I far as that affair is any guide, I think
Atherton acted as I would have done
as I or you might do tomorrow."
The visitor he was a detective looked
"Whoever sent you to me don't under
stand the matter at all. Atherton has
the reputation of a good workman, but
he is a fellow witn crotehets-is impnls
ive. high-strung but not a man for you
to lose time looking after."
"I am glad to hear you say so. Mr.
iieau. l nave a train to make, ami must
ask you to excuse me for coming in on
"Ob, that's ell right."
(To be continued.)
Gifu Fishing In Japan.
"At Gifu we were entertained with
one of the most curious sights I have
ever witnessed." said a St. Louis trav
eler lu the Globe Democrat. "Tills
was the famous Gifu fishing, of which
all travelers in Japan love to re!:i:i.
We went with the natives
boats, neur midnight, iu a
tit ream. At the prow was a wire lias
ket filled with flaming wood. One of
the fishermen whs near this, lie held
In his bands strings, to which were tied
live birds, a species of duck.
"The glare of the torch attracted the
iish to the surface of the water. When
one of the Mr Is sighted a fish it would
dive after It and usually succeeded
lu capturing and swallowing It. When
a duck had swallowed several fish and
Its neck a pi n red fat with them the
fishermen pulled it Into the boat. Then
one of the men would desirously
squeeze the dink's ueck so that It
would vomit the fish, mill alive, Into
a large basket.
trout and are considered a great deli
cacy. The Japs eat their fish boiled
in a kind of soup, ami half raw. We
encounters this dish, also numerous
other Japanese dishes, which we omul
far from savory. Americans, as a rule,
do not take kindly to the native dishes
of Japan. Nearly everywhere, how
ever, It Is possible to get what one
wants, lu going Into a Japanese tos
tauratit It is customary to stop lu the
kitchen and select the vian Is one de
sires to have cooked for big meal.1
Perfumes and Health.
Pure violet essence Is said to be espe
cially suitable to nervous people, but it
must be olituiiied from the flower
themselves, not from the chemical imi
tations. Chemically derived perfumes
are Irritant, poisonous even, to persons
vt especially sensitive constitution.
True flower scents are obtained in three
ways first by spreading fresh blos
soms upon glass thickly smeared with
pure grease, letting hern stasid In the
sun, and as they wilt replacing them
until the trease Is as fragrant as the
flowers; second, by repeatedly Infusing
fresh petals in oil; and third, by Infus
ing them In ether, which is then dis
tilled to a dry solid, reports the Pic
As this solid sells for about $300 an
ounce, It Is easy to understand why the.
ether process, though far away the best.
Is not commonly used. Hut the scented
grease and the essences made by steep
ing It lu pure npirll are never cheap.
After all the scent possible has been ex
tracted from the grease It Is still fra
grant enough to make the very finest
perfumed soup. All the citrine, scents,
Ucrgamot, ncrol, orange flower water,
are refreshing and In a degree stimulat
ing If properly prepared. To make a
lasting perfume some animal base Is
essential musk, civet or ambergris.
Resources of Alaska.
More discovery of the riches ol
Alaska has been accomplished this sea
son than ever before. The latest dis
covery Is large deposits of tin. It is
beginning to look as If this far-away
nnd Inhospitable region Is to prove an
Kl Dorado. Many railroads are being
projected through Its wilds In order to
get at Its Immense wealthy say the
Wlulock Pilot. With its fu. tk tim
ber, gold and other valuable mineral
this region that was ouce thought to be
next to valueless Is coming to the front
with great rapidity. Its resources are
sure to add greatly to the wealth of the
nation. Uncle Sam made a lucky ven
ture when be bought the land of snow
"My boy," says the successful man,
if you get along at all you must learn
to stick to things. Everlastingly stick
ing to It wins In the end."
"Oh, I don't know," retort the youth.
"Look at the postage stamp. It stick
all right, but all It gets out of it 1 a
smack across the face and a place In
the waste basket." liultl more Ameri
can. Without Ileneflt of Clergy.
He died In town this summer. Dur
ing bis last Illness bis wife nursed
hint over the telephone from Newport;
bis doctor trcaiexl bim by telegraph
from Har Harlior. and a letter, written
from the top of the Alps by bla clergy
man, was read over bim at the funeral.
Punishment for Papa.
'For heaven' sake, stop, Elsie! How
many times are you going to piny that
Maiden' Prayer to-day?"
"Ma told we I must piny It ten tlmea
because I haven't practiced and teu
time more because you got home late
from the club!" Fllegende Hlaetler.
Only Three Mtup.
Farmer Mtackpole How many stop
hag that 'ere organ ye bought for your
Farmer Hawbuck (grimly) Three
break faat, dinner and aupper. Puck.
Every year Ota farmer expect thir
ty buafaala of wheat per acre, and got
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A New Y'ork after dinner speaker
recently sHke of Daniel, of Hibllcul
fame, us one of the few nun who was
lionized and kept his head.
Mark Twain announces that he Is
giving bis skull to Cornell University,
where it can be studied for the enlight
enment of future generations. "1 um
getting pretty old," said Mr. Clemens,
recently, "and shall probably not oecd
the skull after next Christmas, I dun
no. Hut If I should, I will pay rent."
When Hernard Shaw' play, "Arms
aud the Man," was produced lu Lou
don for the tlrst time. It was well re
ceived, aud at the fall of the curtain
there were do morons calls for the au
thor, to wEicb Mr. Shavv was at
length Induced to respond. The au
dieuif were still cheering; but there
was one discuticut In the gallery, who
was "booing with the full power of
a pair of very Ktrotig lungs. Mr. Shaw
looked up at the disturber and said,
very seriously; "Yes, sir, 1 quite agree
with you: but what can we two do
against a whole houseful?-'
In the middle of u thud act of a
recent first night iu Australia, a gen
tleman arose iu the front row of the
gallery aud remarked: "This Is a bad
play, aud the acting Is even worse thnii
the play." The leading actor came to
the footlights aud retorted: "You've
no right to Interrupt. If you don't like
it, go outside." "Excuse me," rejoined
the malcontent, "I have the light to
criticise what 1 have paid for. If
buy a pound of butter and find It Is
bad, I say so. I have bought a shill
ing's worth of this show, and It Is an
Imposition. 1 want my money back."
At this point a stalwart attendant lu
tcrposed. and smashing of furniture
ensued. Eventually the champion of
playgoers' lights emerged triumphant
from the fray. Holding a shilling on
high, ho exclaimed: "It's all right;
I've got my money back. The pluy
can now proceed!"
Not long ago a tsipular young actress
of Palis receive! the visit of au able
burglar in evening dress, who suddi tilv
appeared in her rooms on the Huule-
ird do Port Uoyal without knocking
at her door or being announced by her
servant. The actress was preparing to
retire for the night when"Cbe heard
strange noises in ber drawing room.
Ooing In there she found herself face
to face with a tall, dark man In even
ing dress and soft slippers, vibo ap-
i-il!vd tO be Rboiit lofty Jc-lirs old.
As the actress entered, the stranger
dropped on one kuee and made a
declaration of love. He said that ho
bad watched her on the stage with ad
miration, that be bad tried to see her
at the theater, and, having failed to
do so, bo resolved to enter her resi
dence, even at the risk of being taken
for a burglar. The actress was much
annoyed, but, believing the man's story,
allowed him to go away without rais
ing any alarm. The stranger disap
peared quickly when the door was
opened for lilin. and the actress sub
sequently found that before she had
heard bis footsteps in her salon ho hnd
broken open her Louis yuizc table
there and abstracted all ber money and
SENATOR VEST'S DOG STORY.
Speech of the Mlssourian Hecalls o
Tale to Govern nieut Ofliciul.
'The sK'ccb made by Senator Vest at
(he triul of a dog case some years ago
brings to my mind a case In which the
faithfulness, loyalty aud love of a dog
for his master was strongly and pa
thetically portrayed," said a treasury
olllcial at a dinner one night last week.
"A man whom I bud known from
childhood nnd who occupied first place-
In my friendship, was taken ill aud af
ter months of long suffering died. Ills
'i tli was a blow from which 1 shall
never entirely recover, and It Is Just
his one thing above all others that
pimr old Dick, my friend's dog, aud I
held In common.
During my friend's Illness I called
nt his home oa my way to office, and
as soon as the working hours were
over I was at his bedside again. Al
ways I found Dick there, looking up in
ills master's face with bis big, sad
yes. I patted the faithful fellow and
told bim It was all right, that his mas-
r was going to get well. He would
wag bis tail and lick my band In reply.
There ho stayed and nothing could In
duce blui to remain away very long.
Night and day bo lay there at the foot
of ibi' bed keeping a faithful watch.
"Finally the end came. I am a strong
pan. but I went to piece. The sight
f that poor dumb brute would have
urn u heart of Iron. During the prep-
nitlniiH for putting the body lu the
otlln they were forced to carry the
log out of the house and tie hlin. Hut
I was not for long. Dick broke hi
ope and quietly sneiiked Into the
house ami again took up his watch,
,it this time under the coffin, and
'Store he stayed, snapping at nil who
.Mpioin hod bis master' body. When
!, pallbearers wore about to remove
'ie i iikot It was I who saved the un
'..t: a ker's life. It almost seemed that
I list the strain hail broken, and the
tir dog's growls, which wore more
Uo groans, told hi story. Ilia attack
ii ibe pallbearer waa violent, and
or a moment I feared the animal bad
one mad. tint the poor fellow waa
-n.od with grief. I approached bim,
nd in the same manner aa daring bla
.nst. r's Ulnea patted bim and Bald It
(Mild '.e 'nil right.' Id tbla way I uc-'--
r!e.-s !a getting bits rt of the loaat,
, but this scar on my band beari evl
I deuce of the struggle I bad In doing
"When I reached the atreet the first
thing my rye rested upon wa the dog
, Dick under the hoarse, and there be
remained In a dull, sullen way. walk-
i ing along until the grave was reachi-d.
"At the grave be was in a nguung
mood no longer. He seemed to under
stand Iu bis mute way that It must
happen. After the burial 1 coaxed aud
begged bim to come back with me, but
to no purpose, so I left him there,
whore bo died a few day later."
NO LAW ON RUGGED ISLAND.
The Fortr-two Inhabitants Earn a
livelihood Catch inn Lobatcr.
There Is au island down lu Penobscot
Hay, a few miles from Pcuobscot, that
Is lu one resiH-ct one of the most pe
culiar Islands on the surface of the
globe, says a correspondent of the
Pittsburg Gazette. It Is known on the
charts as Hugged Island, but senti
mental summer residents havu named
it Crle Haven, iu honor of old John
Crie. a bearded Scotchman wbo settled
bore- among the rocks more than a cen
The Island is tinder no form of gov
ernment, um!. though it Is part of the
State of Maine, the people pay no tale
and have no tillloers of any kind.
There is not a rat or mouse iu all of
its mile and a half of rocky length and
its half mile of Icdgy width. There
are no bugs lu the beds, no roaches In
the pantries, no cats or dogs behind
the stoves, aud lio mosquitoes in the
pools of fresh water.
The island has no church in which
to worship and no minister to tell the
people whet ber they are doing right or
wrong. No lawyers ever resided bora
aud r.o sheriff or constable ever came
to Issue sum mouses or to serve proc
esses. A kind old doctor who Uvea
in Itoekland is the only physician who
makes professional visits to the place,
and ho Is told when to come by carrier
pigeons. As soon as the doctor re
ceives a call lie liberates a pigeon from
his loft, which bears a message telling
when he Is coming.
The regular Inhabitants of the Island
now number forty two, but In the sum
mer there are often as many as IX)
persons living on the Island. There are
eight cows ami three horses there, but
not a mile of road for them to travel
In. The horses are used for haullug up
boats. Everybody walks by well-worn
footpaths, which are originally laid out
by cows while seeking feed among the
The only occupation of the resident
is catching lobsters In pots covered by
nets. Eviry person tries to capture
enough every day to bring ?;f, which is
easily done, when lobsters, are sold to
the steamers for 15 cents a pound.
Kut the Doctor Knew n Thins or Two
About Malted Milk.
While former Kepresentatlvc James
Hamilton Lewis of the State of Wash
ington, now of Chicago, was In public
life he displayed an unusual amount of
Information upon many subjects. As
ex-Speaker Heed was known to say,
"there was nothing scientific, jiolltical
or literary that Lewis did not kuow
enough to be absolutely right or al
One day In the cloakroom, where a
little lunch was served, Lewis and the
late deceased member Dr. Stokes of
South Carolina happened to be present.
Dr. Stokes and the others were taking
malted milk; Lewis was Invited to par
ticipate. Then be U gim to dilute upon
the digestive qualities or malted milk,
the elements 0f acids, lime and propor
tion of salts lu the compound and the
effect chemically it had upon the gas
To all of Lewis' homily Dr. Stokes
returned not a word except to In loot
"Of course," "Indeed," "I dare aay."
The others stood about with manifest
Interest. All at once Lewis spied a
modal dangling ujmui the watch chain
worn by the doctor. He touched It
with bis fingers and remarked: "Doc
tor, that's a very beautiful medal.
Might I ask you was that given you
for deportmeut (laughing)?"
"No, colonel," explained the doctor,
I won this modal In a post-graduate
course af a New York medical eollego
out of a class of Jj(j, for the best oa
say upon the digestive qualities of
And lo! there it was, say the Wash-
A Win lltlr,ction.
Chinese doctors are verv tmr(iei,i.
about the distinction between physi
cians and surgeons. A Chinese gentle
man was struck by an arrow, which
remained rust In his bodv. a
goon was sent for and. It Is said. hmu.
off the protrudiug bit of the arrow,
leaving tuo point Imbedded. He re
fused lo oxtra.-t it, because the ct..
was clearly one for a physician, the
arrow being inside the body.
A Herioiis Outlook.
"I sec there Is talk of lncronln ii,.
Yo," said the rich man' son
getting so a fellow would almost a
lief have bis father live, don't .....
know." Hrooklyn Eagle,
Like Father, Like Hon.
Mrs, Flicker Johnny, Marguret say
you swear like a pirate,
John Flloker-I uppo she must
mean dad. Hat her touirh on hi.
call bim a pirate, ain't It, mar-Ikwtbn
1 I nUaKTipi
The Copper aad the Hammer
"They bare put tba chaaplM bam
aer threw aa tbe .New Tart pellet
"I hope ba laa t tba champiM kaock.
er, too'-Cleveland Plata DMtar.
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