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    As was predicted, the black and
white stripe is first favorite among
dress goods, especially when it bears
a smooth surface, the blhok being
broken by the white, the white clear.
One of the prettiest models in this
has a kilted skirt with bjinds of the
stripe cut horizontally, together with
a short coat having the wide sleeves
and a turned-down collar of embroid
cry tied with a silk tie.
IThe wide sleeves are the distin
guishing feature of the season, either
cut in one with the coat, or put in
separately, they appear on every jack
et, and, besides these, l would note as
a most prominent fancy, tassels.
These, small and long, depend from
tunics and sleeves, and hoods and cor
ners; of capes. Another fancy Is the
glace coat made in black and worn
with a checked skirt, and again l have
noticed a tendency to adopt coat and
skirt of different shades of one color,
light grey and dark grey, light biscuit
and brown being perhaps the most
successful of such combinations.
There is no diminution to the favor
being accorded to the blouse and skirt
i both is the last figure in an illustra
! tion. This is made of dull blue fine
i cloth, and trimmed with bands of Chi
nese embroidery, and It bears many
tassels of mixed colors at the corners.
The dress in the center is of cloth
with embroidered lawn collar and
ciuTs, it might be well achieved in dull
pink and crowned with a hat to match,
and trimmed with a mass of red roses.
The first picture—which 1 have. In
no spirit of contradiction, but by mere
accident, kept to the last—is of dull
green cloth trimmed with copper and
oxidised braid, and l would liave it
for its best success crowned with a
black hat encircled with green aud/
brown ostrich feathers.
I note that, while the short skirt is
a recognized favorite, it is never per
mitted to do duty on festive occa
sions: for this, the skirts are cut to
touch the ground and cling closely
round the hips and bear a measure of
fulness at the back, a graceful order
of affairs.
The Japanese outline remains con
spicuous on evening cloaks and travel
ing cloaks, and tassels are indispen
of the lingerie description, these hav
ing been placed within the possibili
ties of the multitude.
A pretty chape of coat rounds from
the front to a tail at the back, and
there is much attention being paid to
the short jacket which has a seam just
above the waist and a kiit to reach
The sacques have a very modified
fulness, and a little mantle which de
serves admiration being neither ex
actly a coat, nor yet a domino, but
yet possessing virtues belonging to
sable decoratiocs to these, which are.
however, invested, with complete in
difference to tradition, with a distinct
waist-line, the Japanese effect being
mainly retained by the shape of the
Fashion, indeed, is a tale of sleeves,
and the garments of yester-year may
at once be distinguished by these;
unless, of course, such garments hap
pen to have been the property of the
fortunate few who, by always buying
in the most expensive markets, often
manage to forestall fashion.
There has not been a season In
many a long year when we could so
aptly say that old things had passed
away. Old materials, old colors, old
ideas may still he used, but they must
enter into calculation rather as aeees
cories to be a combination with new
suggestions than as a whole. The
spirit or change is abroad in the land,
and it makes itself felt nowhere more
potently than in dress. We may wear
last season's clothes, but not as they
were, and to the economically inclined
this must be a season of pure delight,
for the old things never lent them
selves so adaptably to refurbishing as
now, and here the popular silks are
their salvation. It is the exception
when a gown of silk itself is not trim
med with a silk of another weave, if
not of a different color. Taffeta is
used rather for ornamental purposes
than as entire costumes, except in
black, which is as popular as ever.
The majority of silks are figured,
yet piain weaves are, strictly speak
ing. just as good. Satin duchesse,
which has been on the market for
many aeons, is heralded as a novelty
for coat suits, and those of its con
struction are indeed very smart. For
this purpose, both colors and black are
in order.
Tuscan, shantung, tussah, rajah, and
mirage, all are popular for day and
evening costumes, for coat suits, for
formal or informal occasions, for sep
! arate coats or for entire suits. They
require but little trimming, drape
gracefully, wear well, and altogether
possess those qualities which go to
; make up a satisfactory spring fabric.
Use Old-Fashioned Methods.
In Russia offices of every descrip
tion and all retail stores invariably
use the ancient abacus in their daily
business transactions. The abacus is
an oblong frame, across which are
stretched several wires, each supplied
with ten balls. The bals on the un
der wire represent units, those on the
next above It tens and so on to hun
dreds. thousands and so forth.
The mother of the king of Portu
gal is said to have been bankrupted
through her passion for dress. The
king has virtually banished her to
Planted by Spaniards in New Mexico,
They Have Borne Fruit 300 Years.
The oldest apple orchard in America,
if not in the world, is in the center of
the ancient town of Manzano, 18 miles
southwest of Estancia, Torrence coun
ty, New Mexico. Many of the trees are
more than six feet in circumference,
but all are still fruitful and vigorous
although neglected for generations.
Little is known of the history of .this
orchard, but the oldest inhabitants of
the valley of the Rio Grande remem
ber the orchard from chil.dhood and
claim that the trees have not changed
in appearance since then. Venerable
Mexicans and Pueblo Indians tell of
visiting the orchard as far back as
they can remember and finding apples
on the ground in all stages of decom
position at least two feet deep.
The Estancia valley has been peo
pled for ages, probably by tfc- kins
men of the natives found by the Span
ish explorers at Gran Quivira, Abo.,
and other ancient cities. Probably in
the early days of the Spanish occupa
lion some Franciscan monk found his
way to Manzano and there planted the
seeds that have developed into these
venerable trees. They are no doubt ful
ly 300 years old.
Close by the orchard is a little lake
fed by a large spring. A short dis
tance away is a grove of pine and ce
llars, making an Ideal place for picnic
and camping parties.—Boston Post.
Siamese Object to Walking.
The Siamese, above all nations in
the world, hate to walk; no such
mode of progression is tolerated by a
Siamese if he or she can by any
means ride. A Venetian gondolier
will walk sometimes; even a Hol
lander will ride on his rough cart;
but a Bangkok man—not if he can
help it. His family boat for him.
Irrigation in India.
There are now approximately 40.
000,000 acres of irrigated land in In
Ilia, ol' which 20,000,00o acres of canal
irrigation are under state control In
British India. The total length of the
irrigation canals, which in 1891 was
9,000 miles, is aprpoaching 50,000
Discovered Compound for Burning Ashes.
from ttereofraph. copyright, by Uuderwood A Uni»-w <yl, N. ?.
John Ellmcre, a cobbler of Altoona, Pa., says that he has discovered a
compound for burning asl :s which will revolutionize the industrial world. He
says that tests have demonstrated that ashes treated with the compound make i
«• fire hotter and at the same time cheaper than the fire produced by the ;
burning of coal. Should the new process prove practicable, it is asserted,
the price of fuel, especially coal, will be reduced to but a fraction of its pres
ent cost. Another advantage claimed for the new compound is that it almost
wholly does away with smoke.
Mines on West Coast Have Proved
Most Profitable—First of Arctic
Islands to Send Fuel
to Market.
Washington.—The prospect bright
ens that Spitsbergen may become a
source of anthracite of some impor
tance. The more the archipelago is
examined, the more promising, it is
said, are the coal mining prospects
along some of the coasts, and in a
number of the valleys. The railway,
which was built three years ago a lit
tle inland from Advent bay to bring
coal down to the shore, is to be ex
tended further into the main island to
tap new sources of supply recently
discovered. This is in about 78 de
grees north latitude, or a little more
than 800 statute miles from the north
pole/ In order to make the short rail
road already in operation available
the year around the miners built it all
the way under cover. Many tons have
been hauled down to the shore on
these tracks to await the arrival of
steamers that have carried several
loads of excellent coal to European
The chief discoveries of coal have
been made in Ice fiord, the deep in
dentation of the west coast, and espe
cially in Advent bay, where the rail
road was built. Here about 50 miners
are living in small, warm dwellings.
They have already proved the practi
cability of winter mining, and two
years ago they installed electricity to
illumine the long Arctic night in the
coal mine, and in their little settle
ment, so that they may add to the coal
output every month in the year. It
was in Advent bay that Mr. Conway,
who made the first crossing of Spitz
bergen, replenished the coal supply of
his little steamer 11 years ago.
The world will not be indifferent to
any important coal resurces which the
Arctic regions may afford. Some day
it may be drawing appreciable sup
plies from Greenland, and news of
fresh discoveries of coal in any part
of the accessible Arctic will be heard
with interest.
Meanwhile Spitzbergen, the first of
the Arctic islands to send coal to mar
ket and to be the goal of tourists
[ every summer, is still a neglected waif
whom none of the family of nations
has yet sought to adopt. Some benev
olent party of tourists may give it a
flag of its own, unless the protection
of one of the nations is extended
over it.
Ancients Did Not Understand Art of
Osculation, Says Professor.
Philadelphia.—The clirr-ax of inter
est at the recent session of the Ameri
can Oriental society was reached
when Prof. Hopkins of Yale read his
paper on "The Sniff Kiss in Ancient
The paper was a history of the kiss
as we know it. The learned professor
traced it from its birth and proved
that the earliest peoples and earliest
times knew it not. That there might
be no mistake be labeled the kiss of
to-day “the genuine kiss” and “the
perfect kiss." Oddly enough, he finds
that the genuine kiss was invented by
a woman. The description is given
in the epic of ancient India which
treats of the science of love.
“She laid her mouth to my mouth,”
recites the poet, “and made a noise
which gave me pleasure.”
With that discovery, said Prof. Hop
kins, grew the fashion which has
since known no abatement.
"The early peoples," he continued,
"knew nothing of the kiss in any form.
Had they known of it they would
have told something of it in the mass
of records that has come down to us,
for, surely, an act which conveys such
pleasure could not have been forgot
"With the development of the gen
uine kiss, the sniff kis* disappeared,
never to reappear. It had served its
purpose and soon was forgotten."
Mothers Have 33 Children.
San Francisco, Cal.—Statistics pre
pared by the immigration board at
this port show that according to the
claims of all the Chinese who swore
they are native born every Chinese
woman in this country must have
been the mother of 38 children. This
interesting condition was made kjiown
when the figures collected from vari
ous points in the country were tabu
New Iowa Organization Fines All Sick
Des Moines. la.—“The First Society
of Eternal Youth” is the name of an
organization founded here, which has
for its object the prolongation of life
and which purposes to fine every
member who becomes sick. That the
association is in earnest is evidenced
by the fact that 100 men already have
enrolled in tne scheme, the preamble
of which reads as follows:
The special object and business oi
this society shall be to renew and
perpetuate the mental, moral and
physical youth and strength of all
its members; to build up and continue
in the highest degree the mental vig
or in each individual member; and
imperatively requiring from each and
every member that he live the life
of health, thereby contributing his
share in banishing the specter of dis
ease and death from the face of the
Any member who Is reported sick
from any disease, and so remains sick
*.id is confined to his bed for a con
tinuous period of three days or more,
shall be fined in a sum not less than
one dollar nor more than ten dollars
for the first offense. For the second
offense under'.this article any mem
ber shall be suspended from member
ship, and for the third offense of any
member in violation of this article ex
j pulsion from the society shall be the
I penalty.
All members upon joining must
sign a pledge that he or she will con
tinually assert that there is nothing
but custom and habit of thought that
causes people to be sick, grow old,
or die.
Had Tapped Hemlock Trees.
Vermonter ^oses Maple Sugar Yield
Throuj*-. Ignorance of Worker.
Pomfret. Vt.—The next time Law
rence Pratt hires a new farm hand
he will be certain that he under
stands his work before he sends him
into the sugar bush to tap. It will
save him a lot of trouble and much
Mr. Pratt hired the man. Henry
Jones by name, to do general work
about the farm and tyelp him out dur
ing the maple sugar season. He
knew that Jones had been employed
during haying last summer by a
neighbor and had given satisfaction,
so he didn’t go into particulars.
When it came time to prepare
spiles, or taps, for the maple trees,
1 Jones appeared a bit rusty as to their
manufacture, but after watching the
boss for a few minutes he proved a
master hand at whittling them. The
farmer delegated Jones to tap the
Everything went well until the first
| run was boiled. The sap seemed ex
ceptionally sweet, but when it had
been boiled down the syrup tasted
bitter and he and Jones were
“You are sure you didn’t tap any
thing but maples?” inquired Mr. Pratt.
"Why, there ain't nuthin’ else in the
orchard, is there?” asked Jones.
"Nothing else!” shouted the farm
er. “Why, man, there must be 30
hemlocks sticking around.’
"Well, then, l must have tapped
'em,” groaned the hired man, "for I
tapped every tree on the hill.”
To Ride Horse 4,000 Miles.
Junction City, Kan.—Second Lieut.
E. R. W. McCabe of the Sixth cavalry
at Fort Riley on special duty has re
ceived notice from Washington that
he has been selected to make a ride
from Portland, Ore., to New York on
an Arabian stallion. The purpose of
this long ride is to test the endurance
of this breed of horses with the view
of determining their value as cavalry
Year’s Experiments in Interest of
Beef-Eating Public—One-Half to
Be Fed on Meat Cured
with Solution.
New York.—For a period of from
six to twelve mouths a squad of vig
orous and healthy men will be the
subjects upon whom a small company
of savants, working in the interests
of humanity in general and beef-eat
ers in particular, will test the effects
of meat that has been cured with
saltpeter and other supposedly injuri
ous preservatives.
This was settled the other day,
when what will be known as the na
tional commission for the investiga
tion of nutrition problems was formed
in New York at the Fifth Avenue ho
Tills organization will act under the
auspices of the University of Illinois
and it is composed of Prof. H. S.
Grindley of that institution. Prof. R.
H. Chittenden of Yale university.
Prof. J. .1. Abel of Johns Hopkins uni
versity and Prof. A. P. Mathews of
Chicago university.
The movement was inaugurated by
Prof. Edmund J. James of the Univer
sity of Illinois, who will also take an
active part in its progress. The ex
periments will be carried on at the
University of Illinois, and it is said
that they will be the most thorough
of the kind ever undertaken in the
United States.
“There has been great difference of
opinion among experts,” said Prof.
Grindley. “as to the effect of certain
preservatives used in the curing of
meat and the commission will direct
its attention first to the determination
of some of these important questions.
The first experiments will be to dis
cover the effects upon the human
body of the saltpeter used in curing
“It is a well-known fact that salt
peter taken in considerable quantities
is a poison, but whether the small
amount consumed by the eating of
cured meats is in any way injurious
has long been a mooted question.
“The data obtained will be of prime
importance in aiding the enforcement ■
of the present pure food laws and of
the utmost importance in aiding in
the formulation of further just regu
lations as to the use of this and other
preservatives in food products."
The “saltpeter squad,” as it might
be called, will be boarded in a special
ly equipped house in such a way that
the weight of all foods eaten by each
man can be accurately determined
and the food completely analyzed. A
physician will keep a daily record of
the physical condition and health of
each member of the squad.
The diet of half the men will in
clude cured meat products now on the
market containing saltpeter and the
other half will be fed on a diet exact
ly similar except that the cured meats
will contain none of the preserva
Another interesting feature of the
experiments will be that efforts will
be made to have the men housed
pleasantly and their raeals so pre
sented to them as to eliminate if pos
sible the influence of the mental con
dition of the squad on the processes
of digestion and nutrition.
It is the purpose of the commis
sion also to make experiments of a
similar kind upon the lower animals,
so that at the end of the work the an
imals may be killed and a thorough
examination made by the most ap
proved methods to determine the ef
fect of the saltpeter upon the internal
organs connected with the processes
of digestion and assimilation.
Sheep Annoy Trainmen.
Cripple Creek, Col.—The law for
bidding the killing of mountain sheep
is a good thing for the sheep but a
frequent source of annoyance to train
men, for the animals make a high
way of the tracks and will not take
to the right or left when a train ap
proaches but will stick to the path.
Trains have to stop while the train
crews with loud cries and much pro
fanity personally drive the sheep
Frisco Chinese to Open Bank.
San Francisco.—Arrangements are
almost complete for the organiza
tion of a commercial bank to be
financed and conducted entirely by
Chinese merchants of this commun
ity. The bank will be known as the
Canton bank. So far $200,000 of the
capital stock has been subscribed, and
it is the intention of the directors to
incorporate with a capital sto?k of
Entered in the Wrong Race.
“That horse was capable of win
ning in a walk. “And did he?" “No.
They foolishilv entered him in a run
ning race.”
Nitrate of Soda to Be imported.
Mobile, Ala.—The first cargo of
nitrate of soda ever brought to this
port has arrived on board the steam
er Brantwood from Chili. Further
shipments will follow to supply not
only the territory adjacent, but those
points in the middle west where the
inland freight is cheaper than from
Baltimore and Philadelphia.
A few cargoes have been received
at New Orleans during the past 18
months. Nitrate is used in this coun
try for a variety of purposes, the
principal ones being for the manu
facture of powder and fertilizers; par
ticularly in the latter field consump
tion of same has increased rapidly,
especially in the south.
Chili, it is said, is the only country
in the world where nitrate of com
mercial value is found.
Etiquette of a Real Gent
Weary Willie—I’ll talk straight,
sport. I’m dyin’ fur a drink. Gimme
a quarter, will yer? Gailey—But you
don’t need a Quarter to buy one
drink. Weary Willie—One? Why, !
ain't de kind of a gent w'at'll drink at
anudder gent’s expense an' not ask
him ter join me.
In The Waiting Room
By Cmily Watson
(Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
the notes ot a popular song echoed
sentimentally through the big station
waiting room. With one accord the
despondent occupants of the benches,
turned to look in the direction whence
it came. A young man had entered at
the south door and was making his
way across the floor. His clothes
were those of the well-to-do mechanic;
over his shoulder was slung a canvas
bag of tools. Behind him came a col- |
ored porter bearing a step ladder.
The young man paused beneath the i
big station clock and glanced up at
the dial. The hands pointed to nine. !
in open disregard of the fact that the j
afternoon sun was streaming in I
through the western windows. "Darn ;
thing’s taken to going two hours fast ;
a day." explained the porter.
“Put the ladder here," said the j
young man, "and we ll soon see what's .
gone wrong." Still carolling, he 1
mounted and began observations.
It still wanted three-quarters of an
hour to the departure of the New York
express, when a girl entered. She
glanced round the room, then crossed
over to the full length mirror, which
hung on one of the walls. After a
critical survey of herself she opened
a satchel and drewr out a hand-glass,
a comb and a perforated chamois pow.
der bag. Raising her spotted veil
she combed to a still greater height
her already exaggerated pompadour,
readjusted the angle of her hat, care
fully powdered her face and studied
in the hand-glass the result of her
operations. Finally satisfied, she
pulled down her veil, returned the
toilet articles to the bag, and shut it
with a snap. She smoothed down her
jacket, hitched out of place by the
raising of her arms; and then, shoul
ders well hack, and with an exagger
ation of the fashionable gait, she
haughtily strolled to an empty bench
and seated herself.
The clo^c-maker had finished his
job to his liking, and was stowing
away his instruments, preparatory to
“I Suppose You're Awfully Mad with
descending the ladder. At the sound
of his singing the girl started, and
looked nervously round.
"Jim!’' she murmured incredulous
ly. Then, after a moment's hesitation,
rose and stealthily moved to a bench
directly in front of the clock.
He caught sight of the girl and
paused abruptly.
The girl was elaborately gazing in
a direction away from the clock, and
had assumed a pose calculated to
show at once the lines of her figure,
and the abstraction of her mind. 1
"Nelly,” said the clock-maker, stand- 1
ing humbly before her, “Nelly”— 1
Slowly she forced her thoughts and 1
her eyes from the far distance, and 1
looked him up and down. For a
moment a little bewildered frown | *
drew her neat eyebrows together. '
then a smile of enlightenment brought '
a dimple into play.
"Why, if it isn’t Jim Morris!" she i '
“I came to fix the clock," he ex- *
plained. “I’m a clock-maker, you t
know. But I suppose you've forgotten i
that as well as everything else.” i
“I’ve such a lot of gentlemen I i
friends,” she apologized, "and it’s so
long—” (
“It’s only three months,” said the t
young man, reproachfully. "I sup
pose,” he went on dejectedly, as he I
sank into the bench. "I suppose you're | i
awfully mad with me?” j t
"Why Mr. Morris, the idea!”
“Of course I ought to have known <
anyone as pretty as you was bound to 1
have mord fellows than one,” he con j i
tinued, "and I oughtn’t to have chewed 1
the rag when I saw you playing up to j c
Michael Donovan, and swallowing his t
compliments as if they were ‘Huyler's '
best,’ but”—his voice grew choky— 1
' you don't know, Nelly, how a chap 1
feels when he loves a girl. Why,
he’ll plan for hours how to bring one
kind look to her eyes, and he’ll
hug himself for days remembering a
smile—and then when he sees her
looking up to another man, and blush
ing and dimpling the way he’s come
to believe she only does for him—
why it's awful—that’s what it is," and
he brought his hand so violently down
on the bench that his tools were set
a jingling. “But even if I was jeal
ous,” he went on, “that wasn’t any
reason I should have acted the way I
did. Insulted you by refusing to take
your word when you swore that you
meant nothing—left you alone at the
picnic to get home any old way you
could, and gone off and sulked for
three months. I don’t deserve you
should forgive me, and that’s a fact.” t
“I’m sure I forgave you long ago," ,
interrupted the girl softly.
“Nelly,” Incredulously. “But what
are you doing at the station? Not
going away? I couldn’t stand for that
you know, now I've got you again.” r
“I am going to New York.” t
"And so it’s because you’re going to a
New York that you are so fine, and
look so pretty.”
‘‘Do you like niy things?" she asked,
eagerly. “Do I look pretty, really
and truly?”
“Your things are up in (I, and you're
as pretty as a picture, Nelly. But
what's the use of words, if all these
people were’nt here I’d show you what
I think of you. What are you going
to do in New York?”
She looked at him sideways. “I am
going," she said slowly, “I am going
to be married to Michael."
He gave a gasp. That’s not true, tit
cried. She shrugged her shoulders.
“Nelly,” he besought, “forgive me. 1
shouldn't have said that, hut you gave
me a fright. 1 know it isn’t true, i
know you're just teasing me. But I’ve
lost my nerve and i can’t stand for it.
Say you don't mean it.”
"What's the use of my saying any
thing," she asked him, ‘‘when you
think I'm not felling you the truth?
I’m going to marry Michaei Don
ovan. For two years 1 was straight
to you. and put up with your
jealousies and tempers, and turned,
down lots of better men because—
well, because I was silly about you.
But when you threw me off, and left,
me to be a public laughing stock, did
you think I was going to put on sack
cloth and ashes, till you got good anti
ready to come back to me? Not
"You needn't say any more,” inter-,
rupted the man. "I quite understand.
Miss McCullough. Weli, 1 hope you’ll
be happy and have lots of good luck.”
He lifted his hat with awkward dig-,
nity, and turning on his heel, marched
towards the door.
The girl watched his retreating
form with frightened eyes, then "Jim,”
she called, almost under her breath,
“Jim." He heard her and came strid
ing back.
"Well?” he demanded.
"I—I didn’t speak,” she stammered.
“I beg your pardon. I thought you
did. "Oh. Nelly,” he cried, “you can't
mean to do this thing. If Michael
were a decent sort I’d not have a
word to say. But he isn't. Why, he
hasn’t a friend in the world. It was
knowing the things I do about him
that made me so riled wh?n I saw him
hanging round you. Nelly, even if it's
all over now, I ask you, please wait!"
The girl gazed at him spelibouna.
her hands nervously opening and clos
u ny, ->euy, witn a sudden joyrut
conviction. "I believe you love me
"Oh, Jim," she sobbed, "l do—I do
But I’ve given Michael m.y word, and
i’ll have to keep it.”
"Why look here, Nelly," he pleaded,
'if it’s a question of keeping prom
ses, you promised me long before
vou promised Michael, and it’s the
irst promise that holds in law, you
“East bound express, stopping at.
Hudson, Poughkeepsie and New
ifork,” chanted the station official,
rhe girl made to rise to her feet,
jut the clock-maker’s arm drew her
"Sweetheart,” he whispered, “you
ion’t want to go and marry Michael
io you?”
“No,” said the girl, “I don't want to
narry Michael, but—”
"But what?”
"Well, you see," she explained, “it’s
ike this: I told all the girls at the
store that I was going to get married
ind about my trip to New York, and
f I go back and tell them there wasn't
iny wedding, and there wasn’t any
rip, why they’ll josh me to death.
(im—it’s dreadful for me to say it—
>ut you love me, don’t you Jim? Let's
;o away to New York, you and me,
sow, and let us get married. Then
hey couldn't throw anything up to
ne." ,
“But Nelly," he protested, taken
back, "what would the boss say if I
vent off at a moment’s notice that
"I guess he’d say nothing, seeing you
vent to be married.”
"Look at my clothes,” he cried.
And, sweetheart, I haven't the money
o buy a ticket, let alone to get mar
ied with.
“I’ve got the money, Jim, she whis
iered, "$50 I've saved."
“Nelly," he said, desperately, “1
an’t take your money like that. I’d
ie a regular sponge."
“East bound express, stopping at
ludson, Poughkeepsie and New York. ,
ill aboard,” called the official with a 4
one of finality.
“Oh. well,” the girl acquiesced, "I
!on’t wonder after the way I’ve be
laved that you don’t want, to marry
“Not want to marry you!” cried th<*
lock-maker, "not want—hold on
here,” he shouted to the gateman.
we’re going” Thrusting his arm
brough the girl's they ran together
uwards the closing wicket.
What Does It Matter.
Helen’s lips are drifting dust.
Hector is but pulseless clay;
Nero sizzles on. vre trust,
With no chance to get away.
Cleopatra flirts no more.
Antony may now be mud;
On the togs that Caesar wore
There is not a splotch of blood.
Romeo and Dante care
Little how the world Is run.
Nor do I. since she is fair.
Thinking I'm the only one.
—Chicago Record-Herald.
Gun Is Quicker.
“I see the Bowie knife has been
bandoned down in Texas.”
"Yes. I always maintained that
hose things were too slow.”—Mil
taukee Sentinel.
Wanted Particulars.
“Will you share my lot?” he asked.
"If it is a corner one :in the busi
esa district,” she replied, “I will be
ery glad to. '—Chicago Record-Hor