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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. O. HOSMER, Publisher.
RED CLOUD, .... NEBRASKA.
FAME, WEALTH, LIFE. DEATH.
What Is fame?
Tw the mintjlram on tlio n-.ounulus,
SprcailliiK brlfjhtly cro It lllo,
Tin thu bubble on the fountain,
Hiilng lightly cro It flics;
Or, If hero mv thcro a hero
Ho remembered through tho years,
Vet to him tho pain la icro;
Heath luth Milled his hopes nnd fears.
Yet what ilaiiKcr men will O.iro
If but only In tho air
May bo heard homo cuRcr mention of their
Though they licur It not themselves, 'tis much
What Is wcnlthJ
TIs n rainbow, still re ceding
As tho panting fool pursues,
Or u toy, that, youth unhealing,
SceUs Iho readiest wny to losoi
But tho wlso man keeps duo measure.
Neither out of breath nor base:
tie but holds In trust hl.s trcasuro
Vor the w clfaro of tho race.
. Yet what crimes bouib men will dare
Hut to gain their slender sharo
In Homo proilt, though with loss of namo or
'TIs the earthly hour of trial
Kor u life that's hut bcguDj
When Iho prUe of self-denial
May be quickly lost or won:
'TIs tho hour when lovo may bourgeon
Tunn everlasting (lower!
Or when lusts their victims urge on
To defy Immortal power.
Yot how lightly men Ignore
All tho future holds In store,
Spending brief but golden moments all In
Or In suicidal madness grasp the knife.
What Is death?
Past Its dark, mysterious portal
Human eye may nuvcr roam:
Yet the bopo still Hprlngs Immortal
That It leads tho wanderer homo. '
O, tho bliss that lies beforo us,
When tho sccrot shall be known,
And tho vast angelic chorus
Hounds tho hymn beforo tho throne.
What Is fame, or wealth, or llfet
l'ust are praises, fortune, strife:
.All but lovo that 111 on forever, cast beneath,
When thu good and faithful servant takes th
AN UNEXPECTED COPY.
"Why a Quoor Looking Papor Was
"I hnve ofton told you." said James
Muyfleld to inn tho evening before my
marriage with his daughter ICatc, "that
I owed my property or, more uccu
rately, my escape from destruction to
uu accident, a chance, a miracle. Stand
up and look ut that piece of paper let
into the over-mantel. Have you ever
observed it before?"
"Yea," I said, rising and examining a
faded document under a glass panel in
tho oak. "I huvo now and then
noticed it, but have never been uble to
make out what it Is."
"What do you take it for?"
"Well, it looks like half a sheet of
business note paper covered with indis
tinct figures that do not seem ordinary."
"Yes," he baid, gazing with half
closed eyes at tho paper through tho
bmoke of his cigar. "They are not or
dinary, nor is tlicir history."
"It is not possible to make them out,
they are so blurred and faint. Are they
"Twenty years They are much faded
since 1 first saw them," said lie, cross
ing his legs. "Now you maj' ns well
know the history of that half hhectof
business paper, and what it has to do
with me and your Knto'H mother. Sit
down and 1 will tell it to you."
I dropped back into my chair.
"Our Kate is nearly nineteen, ns no
doubt you aro awnre. It is the night
before your marriage, You, thank
heaven! run no such risk as I ran tho
night before my marriage. Thero is no
date on that Mured copy of figures, but
If thero were you would find it origi
nated on the night beforo I was to bo
married, twenty years ago. You are
short of thirty now; I was bhort of
thirty then. You ore now in what I
should then havo considered nflluont
circumstances. I am going to give you
to-morrow our only child and a fourth
bhuro in the business of Strangway,
Mayfield & Co., of which I am tho nolo
surviving partner, aid that fourth
share ought to bring yon n thousand to
twelve hundred n year. Tho night that
document over tho mantel came into
existence I was accountant to Strang
way & Co., nt n (salary of ono hundred
and fifty pounds per annum."
My futher-in-lttiv paused nnd knocked
the ashes oil his cigar.
"All that time," he went on, resum
ing his story, "the business of Strang
way it Co. was in llroad street. Wo
had warehouses on tho ground floor and
in tho cellars, tho oftices were on the
first floor nnd warehouses filled from
over tho first floor to tho slates.
"Tho ofllccs Closed lit six, but ns I
was anxious to put up everything in
tho finest order beforo starting on my
honeymoon, 1 was not able to leuvo lit
that hour. In addition to the book
keeping I did most of tho .routino cor
respondence, and I hnd some letters to
write. When they wero finished I
should lock up the pluco, put the keys
in my pocket, leave them atMr. Strang
way's house on Clapham common, und
go on to my lodgings in Wandsworth,
and from my lodgings to my sweothoart
Mary's homo in Wandsworth, too.
"As I wus working awny, writing
letters at tho top of my speed, and quite
alone in tho ofllco in tho whole house
Stephen Grainly, one of our travelers,
rang the bell, und, much to my sur
prise and annoyance, when I opened
the front door walked upstairs, follow
ing my lead through the unlighted
passages. I never cared for Stephen
Grainly; no one in tho ofilce liked him
except Mr. Strangway himself, Grain
ly was an excellent man ut his work,
but, to my taste, too smooth und good
- too sweet to bo sound.
"What, Mayflehy he cried, 'work
ing away still! Why, when 1 saw the
light I made sure it must bo Hroadwood
(our assistant accountant, who was to
take my placo when I was away), and
M I had a good lib. bit of uiouey Ij
thought I'd better bank hero than in
my own home in Ho.xton; I am not sat
isfied it is safe to stow three hundred
pounds in cash in my hnmblo home.'
" 'Alt right,' snld I, 'but I wish you
had como earlier. The safest plnco to
bank moucy is in tho bank.' Ho did not
know 1 was going to bo married tho
next day, und I was glad of it, for the
man always made me feel uncomfort
able, and 1 did not wish him to touch
my little romnncc even with n word.
" 'Ho hero nt four o'clock!' ho cried.
'My dear fellow, I couldn't do it. How
could 1? Why, I didn't get to King's
cross until a quarter to six! Hero you
nre.' Ho produced his poekctbook.
'You needn't give mo moro than two
minutes. Checks, five hundred nnd
seventy-four, eighteen six. Notes two
hundred und forty-five. Gold, forty
eight.' " 'Have yon taken tho number of the
notes?' I asked.
" 'No,' ho said.
"I made a list myself of the numbers
on a sheet of paper, nnd pushed cheeks
notes nnd gold up to tho flat, middle
part of my desk. I did not want to take
any of the account books that night,
and when 1 had finished tho letter ho
was gone. I should put the money in
the safe in the back room. The memo
randum of tho numbers I should leave
with tho keys nt Clapham, and the
whole transaction would bo dealt with
by my usslstnnt, Hroadivood, in tho
"Making out the list had taken a lit
tie time, as the notes were all small
and no two In a sequence; they had
been collected for minor accounts in
"1 put my list of notes on tho desk
before me, and went on with my let
ters, several of which were now ready
for the copying-press.
"When my batch of letters wero
ready, seeing half an hour's work still
before me, 1 held them out to him and
bald: 'When you arc going I should bo
obliged if you would post these, as I am
not nearly finished here yet.'
" 'Certainly,' said he, taking the hint
" 'Anyone in the place who could
show me out? All the gas Is turned off
below, and 1 have never gone down in
the darkness,' said he, moving away.
" 'There is no one but ourselves here.
I'll show you the way,' I said, with
alacrity, delighted to get rid of him.
"I had led him through the long,
dark corridor and half down the stairs
when ho suddenly cried out: 'Mystick!
I left my stick above. I won't be a
minute, Muylleld. Just wait here for
"Ho ran upstairs to fetch his stick,
and wns back with me in the darkness
in a few seconds.
" 'I found it all right.' said he; 'it
was just ut tho door. I got it without
going in ut all.'
"I btruck a match to light him. and
presently ho was out on the asphalt of
Broad street, walking rapidly towards
"When I got back to the counting
houso the checks wero on tho flat top
ot tlio tlesit. The gold nud notes were
"1 had taken the number of tho notes
on a sheet of paper and left the list on
tho sloping part of my desk to dry be
fore putting it in my pocket.
"Tho paper on which I had taken the
numbers of tho notes was gone!"
As my father-in-law spoke 1 rose to
my feet nnd tupped the glass over tho
document let into the oak above the
fireplace, saying: "And' this Is tho pa
per with tho numbers of the htolon
notes on it."
"And that Is not tho paper with the
numbers of the htolon notes on it," said
My father-in-law finished his glass of
port and resumed his story:
"Here was I, on tho eve of my mar
rlage, simply ruined.
"Grainly hnd my receipt for the i"20J
cask, and ho had the iliilKI ensh nlso,
nnd Grainly was a thief who enjoyed
tlio iavor ot Ills employer, while I was
in no particular favor with the firm. I
believe up to that tiino I was supposed
to bo honest.
"It wus plain there would bo no uso
in following Gruinly, even if I know
tho way he hud gone when ho gulned
vncapside. Jt was plain no marrlnge
could take place to-morrow morning.
It was plain my course was to go with
out tho loss of a moment to Mr. Strang
way und tell him what hud happened.
Whether ho would believe me or not,
who could say? Not I, anyway. Ho
might reasonably order mo into cus
tody. Very well; if ho did I must not
grumble or feel aggrieved. Our wed
ding wns fixod for eleven o'clock next
morning. Uy eleven to-morrowl might
bo in jail, charged with stealing 'the
money or being an accomplice in tho
"I locked tho office, telegraphed to
Mary that I had been unexpectedly de
layed, jumped into a hansom and drove
to Strangwny's houso in Clapham.
"When ho heard my story ho wns
gravo enough. 'Two hundred and
ninoty-threo gone?' said he, frowning.
" 'Gono,' suid I.
" 'And the ntimbers of the notes gone
with the monoy?' said he, looking mo
full in tho fuco with a heavier frown.
" 'Not u trnco left of tho paper on
which I took tho numbers.'
' 'Are you euro no one but Grainly
could have entored tho counting-house?'
" 'Perfectly sure. All tho doors com
municating with other parts of tho
houso wero shut had been locked for
tho night 1 had not been outsldo tho
counting-house sinco luuchcon.'
"For a few moments bo reflected.
'Tho awkward part of it.Mnyfiold,' said
he, 'is thut you are to be married to
morrow. Of course your marriage
must go on. Hut I'll tell you what 1
think would be host for you. Sunnosa
you attend tho ofllco as umiul to-morrow
morning; you could leave for u couple
of hours later, got tho ceremony over
and como buck.'
" 'Oh!' I said, 'with this hanglngover
mo? I half expected to bo locked up
to-night. Hut I could not get married
until tho money is found, Mr. Strang
woy.' " 'Found! Found! Tho money can
raver bo found. Why, wo have noth-
Ing to go onl Anyway, I slinll not take
steps to-night. I'erhaps it would bo
best to postpone your inarrluge. Yes,
It would not do to marry under the cir
cumstances. I am very sorry for you.
Hut all that can be done in thu Interest
of justice must be done. Keep the keys
nnd bo In Hroadstrcet nt tho usual time
in the morning."
"When 1 reached the office in the
morning I had another good look round,
but nothing whatever was to be dis
covered. I turned tho whole place In
side out. Nothing connected with the
ease turned up until, to my astonish
ment, Stephen Grainly walked into the
office. Until his appearance 1 had, in
n dim way, mudo up my mind thut all
would bo cleared up and my tnnncenco
established by his absconding. His ar
rival showed that he meant to brazen
the thing out with me, and I felt from
that moment helpless und paralyzed.
"Mr. Strangway, on reaching the
office half an hour earlier than Ms
usunl time, gave orders for another
search. It was quite unavailing. No
tale or tidings of the cash came that
ilVn i!n ...r inmlii rst 4ln t. (Ttllf In
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the office, and as tho hours went on I
became confident that in Mr. Strang
way's eyes I wns thu criminal. I
don't know how it happened, but I did
not feel this much. I did not feel any
thing much. I was In a dream a
"hate In tho afternoon Mr. Strang
way called mo Into his office nnd told
mo that, considering everything, ho did
not intend placing tho affair in tho
bunds of tho police thut day, but that
if to-morrow's sun went down upon
matters us they now stood he should
be obliged to take action. 'Tho loss of
tho money I could bear,' said he, 'but
the Ingratitude will not stand.'
"This was as good as accusing me of
the robbery. Again I wonder that I
was not more piil out, but I felt llt
tleor nothing beyond helpless and
"A fortnight nfter tho loss of tho
money a telegram came for Mr. Strang
way. It was sent to his private ofllco.
Presently ho opened his door nnd beck
oned mo to go in, and when I had en
tered he motioned me to a chair.
" 'Mr. Mayfield,' said he, 'I wish nt
the earliest moment to relievo you of
what must havo been u terrible anxiety.
Tim thief has been found and is now in
custody!' Mr. Strangway waved tho
telegram. '1 have just got the messago
haying Stephen Grainly, with the bulk
of thu notes on his person, is in the
hands of the police. He was nbout
leaving this country for Spain, it is
supposed. Ho stolo the money a fort
night ago, nud stolo the list you inude
of thu numbers of the notes. Knowing
tho way In which the notes had como
into his own bauds in thu country, ho
felt confident that they could not be
traced from him to tho Hank of Eng
land, as the list of tho numbers was de
stroyed by him.'
" 'Then how in tho world, sir, were
they traced?" snid I.
"Mr. Strangway raised tho blotting
pad and took from under it a piece of
paper, the back of a letter.
" 'Thenewsof the robbery got ubout,'
suid he, 'and of course our customers
were Interested in it, Mr. Young, of
Horsham, among the rest. Mr. Young,
of Horsham, was one of thu people you
wrote to that evening, the evening of
the robbery, and you sent Him more
than you Intended.'
" 'Not tho missing sheets with tho
numbers? I know I couldn'thavo done
that, for I saw the memorandum on the
slope of my desk aftercloslng his letter
und handing it with the others to
" 'No, but you put tho memorandum
on the slopo of your desk with tho ink
side up, nnd you copied Mr. Young's
letter in tho copying-press, and while
It was damp put It down on tho list of
notes in unblottcd copying ink, und the
numbers of tho notes were faintly but
clearly copied, reversed, of course, on
tho fly-leaf of Mr. Young's lottor, and
Mr. Young sent tho copy buck to mo
"Mr. Strangway handed mo tho fly
leaf of Young's letter, und there wero
tho numbers of the notes, dim, to bo
sure, but not quite uh dim there as
tlioy aro now under tho glass let into
tho onk of tho over-mnntol. Grainly
had put a few of tho notes in circula
tion, and they hnd been traced back to
" 'He stolo tho money, Mayfield,' said
Mr. Strangway to me, 'and ho tried to
ruin you. or anvivnv be wnntrwt r.tn.i
die you with the theft, and for awhile I
mum uiu ii suspectea you. jjut all is
clear at last, and I'll pay you hand
somely ono day for suspecting you.'
"And so ho did," said my fathcr-lu-laiv.
"Ho lent mo the money to buy a
partnership in the firm, and I am tho
firm all to myself now nml .ii,.u i.
until the now partner comes in lo-inor-
Ho rose and shook mo by tho hand
and tapped mo on tho shoulder, saying:
"Your partner for llf will i. ,,,i
ing what has kept you. Run away to
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Why l'nlmeritoii Wouldn't 1'ay.
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rnlmcrston that whoa ho wns mudo
t . . B"-sr no strongly ob
jected to what is termed tho 8-raih
IthO Official finn n.l.lol.
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quired of tho klng-at-arms, who brought
!?J?h Httl account' "to Pay these
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such an inquiry," ,vn8 the dignified re
joinder. "i crimps not; but I wish to know
whether thoKo o,- ,
by law." . cmorcca
I uelie-Tfj not."
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decline to hang y,Ur lordship's banner
over your btaU in St. George's chapel,"
roturned tho 1ml rmnn i,-i.i 4""l-
All l-lirlit A..T
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LIFE ON THE DANUBE.
rioturMitin Sconos AIoiik Tlmt llrnutlful
Hetween l.om l'ulanka nnd Slstova, a
stretch of about ono hundred and fifty
miles which, by-the-way, we paddled
in less than two days and a half there
nre only threo towns on tho river, Clbar
Pulank.i, Itahnvn, nnd Nleopolli, und
these are all llulgarlun. Thero arc two
or threo busy gi-.itn-shlpplng stations
on the Houmaulan side, however, anil
wo could see on the edge of a low
plateau, miles back from the river, fre
quent prosperous-looking places, nnd,
opposite Nlcopolls, tho church towers
of Ttiruu Magurete, one of the most Im
portant towns in southern Iloiiinania.
rising above tho trees. This shore of
the river Is, for almost tho entire dis
tance referred to, n broad low marsh,
Intersected by numerous lagoons and
shallow, Irregular lakes, often ten
miles or moro In length. The lonely
picket stations aro thu only hu
man habitations along tho bank.
In agreeable contrast to this dull
and desolate waste of marsh
and willow swamp Is tho rich pastoral
country of llulgurlu opposite. Although
villages and farm houses are not very
numerous, wssuw everywhere abund
ant signs of life. The meadows were
dotted with hay stacks, and great net
works of deeply worn euttlo paths
scored tho smooth slopes of thu hills,
all burned yellow by the summer sun.
llefore the greatest heat of the day
came on, immense herds of cattle anil
buffaloes, driven by Turkish cowboys,
rushed panting down tho hill-sides In a
cloud of dust to cool themselves In tlio
stream. Tho buffaloes wallowed In the
muddy places and then lay down with
the tops of their heads alone visible
above water, like uncouth amphibious
animals. Great flocks of sheep stood
jii the shore by tho water's edge, crowd
ing together In a solid mass, and hold
ing their heads closu to the ground to
escape the heat from tho direct rays of
the sun, and multitudes of goats were
scattered all over tho steep und arid
nlopes. Tho shepherds dig little shal
low eaves in tho mud bluffs, with steps
leading to thum, where they He nnd
sleep for hours la the daytime; others
curl up in the gullies so that every
yard of shade on the rough bank has
its human or its nnlinal occupant, and
sometimes men and goats, both seeking
to avoid tho sun, lie down peacefully
together In tlio same narrow cleft or lii
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.di- niiuuuiv oi mo suiiiu projecting cor
ner. lathe broad straight reaches of tho
river the frequent sand banks wero cov
ered with water-fowl. Thousands upon
thousands of noisy wild geese, hosts of
duekr., plover and other gamo birds,
ro3e into the air as we approached, al
most deafening us with their cries.
Wheeling round in broad circles, they
settled down again before we had fair
ly passed them. Hanks of solemn peli
cans awkwardly flopped into tho water
and swam ahead of us iu stately dig
nfVy scarcely out of pistol-shot, turning
their huge ill-balanced beaks from side
to side, and if wo came too near, flow
up with a trciacudous splashing and
fluttering. Tall herons soared away
out of tho shallows on every side, and
swans nnd storks sailed overhead in
graceful flight. Sometimes we paddled
n the full light of noonday up to with
in a few yards of slender white cranes
wading among tho water-grasses, and
once approached within a paddle's
length of a largo gruy heron standing
on ono leg and blinking in the brilliant
glare of tho sun. Tho flora of tho river
bank in this region la best described In
a quotation from Alfred Parsons'
note book: "Hy tho camp opposite
Kalifut wus a very handsomo
sedge with brown flowers, a mass
oil blossoms of tho flowering rush,
wljplo country is covered with trains of
creaking carts, and peasnnts' bivouacs
are scattered all ovor the scorched hill
tildes and evorywhero along tho dusty
highways. They enrry no tents nor
shelter of any sort, and only tho sim
plest food for themselves and their
beasts. When night overtakes them
they Ho down on tho ground beside
thoir cartSj and, wrapped in their rough
coats, bleep as peacefully as their tired
oxen. Their whole outfit is an rudo
and uncouth ns it was centuries ago,
und tho native carts huvo not improved
uuxmiLyni tixitriipriT. iipw-nnryifxi All
in build slneo they transported tho sup
plies of Trajan's urmles. Thoonly Iron
used in their construction is tho llnch
phiH anil the rings which bind together
the great hubs; the roughly hewn fel
loes, the different parts of tho body of
tho cart, and of tho yoke as well, aro
all held together by wooden pegs. F.
1). Millet, In Harper's Magazine.
HOW ONE MANQOT A WIFE.
Ilo Kepi Away I'mm I lie Pretty IJoclor,
nml Nlin Wmil After Hint.
"You have doubtless read Charlos
Kendo's charming talo of tho difficulties
encountered by the first woman doctors
and the pathetic recital of the manner
lu which thesu difficulties wero re
moved by a plucky, brainy little wo
man?" said a veteran doctor at tho
Cadillac yesterday afternoon.
"Well, I could toll you a little story,"
said an old-timer, "somewhat similar lu
many respects, nbout a young woman
who wus ono of tho first practitioners lit
this country, for she studied lu tho ihivs
when many colleges had not yet opened
their doors to women. She had re
ceived a degree somehow lu Huston
when she wouldn't havo been given one
anywhere else, and, as her home was lu
a western town near one of thu mining
camps, for those were thu days of gold
and silver excitement, she resolutely
packed her grip and one day surprised
everyouo by nailing a shingle on the
door of a rudo cabin, stating her pro
fession and the fact that her office
hours wero from V o'clock In tho morn
ing until (lat night, after whtoh she
was only to be dlsturlied by extraordi
nary cases. She was a bright llttlu
woman, with a graceful figure and a
proud, real thoroughbred way of car
rying herself that disarmed any
approach toward familiarity oil
the part of the rough, unedu
cated men. Her appearance was hailed
with general satisfaction, and there was
something so prepossessing about her
that tho men began to wish that the
camp wasn't so healthy, so that soiuo
of them might bo treated by tho fair
newcomer. I remember her first, for I
was working In a drift at thu time.
Hill Swipes, a six-footer, went to her
one morning In a sheepish kind of way,
for he had been hit hard by her bright
eyes. Media look a little out of sorts,
Hill did, and he trembled as though he
had the palsy. Tho young woman eyed
him critically as ho awkwardly ex
plained that ho wasn't feeling very
well, thought ho had tho consumption
or something, nnd calculated that he
would come and consult a doctor.
" 'Consumption.' shu exclaimed, scorn
fully, surveying his stalwart figure,
Hosht What arc your symptoms'."
'"Well, I got up fueling da.ed-llke.
and for two or three days havo had a
pain in my head. If it isu't consump
tion it's brain fever.'
"Nonsense!' she said sharply. 'You've
been on a spree. Tho only remedy for
you is to let whisky alone. Good morn
ing.' "Hill hesitated and pulled out a roll
" 'Thanks,' ho said. 'What is tho con
"She laughed, nnd ho put his money
in his pocket in a shame-faced manner.
After that tho patients came thick and
fast. Thoso wero rough days, and tho
fair doctor had more cuts and slashes to
bind than any other kind of cases, and,
as consultation fee' and treatment wus
ten dollars a visit, tho gold pieces jin
gled merrily into tho newcomer's palm.
The miners hailed a cut or a stab with
considerable satisfaction, as such slight
mlshap.i enabled them to visit tho pretty
young woman, who never received any
but mutilated callers. Hows began to
be frequent, and one day even a Chlnn
man who had been slightly slashed
started for tho cabin, but tho boys In
terfered, for they wero not going to
uivo liur treat any Celestials, so they
il lilm by tlio pigtail and made him
Ik turkey to thu river, where they
hed him in, just to remind him that
lioultl not presume again. Tho boys
rled scars and wounds, und thu
er who was treated was bo proud
vouldn't speak to any of tho rest ol
or a week or bo. Hut there was a
ng fellow who was a most frequent
tor, Ho went about onco every two
ks, aim I um sure sho would have
n amazingly surprisod if ho hud
ed ono of these fortnightly visits.
Ilo sho wus binding up his wonndH
vould guzo Into her brown oyes nnd
ild sometimes utter absurd exeluma-
s which would cause her to udmon-
him shnrply. Hut ono day ho cuinu
!ro a wreuk, so well cut up that sho
le htm lie down on the sofa, when
became unconscious for two days.
: pulled him through with careful
slug, and then what do you mip-
Sho married him?"
No: sho married me. nnd I was tho
y man who hadn't gono gallvantlng
unit to nor House with a stab or a
h. It's my wife I'vo been tellincr
ji about, gentlemen." Detroit Free
OVEL JEWELRY DESIGNS.
e Things Appropriate unit l'retty for
illgreo jewelry is making its way for
he pointed button for studs is a
it institution, since button-holes
nckles for bolts aro mndo of flowers
oscd In a round, oval or oblong
l, nnd aro sold adjustod to ribbon
uglo claws nre mounted like a hand
i gauntlet culT of silver and cairn-
u in tho end, nnd on one claw is u
with the thistlo as device and a col
stone. The whole Is u brooch nud
rlgin is Scotch.
iwor bolts in metal nre worn by
youx? girls. These aro pansles, llllie.s,
wild roaes, flour-do-lis und other open
po talcd flowers mado flat and linked
together. Another variety incloses cnoh
flower within u clrelo and links thu
circles together. These and tho braided
aro umong tho prettiest vnriotios of
metal belts, Juwulors' Circular.
"J want to ask one moro question,"
said little Frank as ho was boiug put to
bed. 'Well?'' acquiesced tho tired mam
ma. "When holes como in stockings
what becomes of tho pleco of. stocking
thut wuu there before thu nolo came?''
They llreak tho Record. Frlend-i
"My. yon grind out jokes pretty fust"
Humorist "Fast! You ought to seo
them como bauk." Yankoo Hlado.
Sho "What did papa siy. dear,
when you toldhlm you wished to marry
me, dear?" Ho "I do not reinombor
what ho said, darling, but I know I folt
-Quidnunc "Does Hilly ever pay
his debts?" Wagg "He doesn't need
to. Why, hu must have nn Incomu of
twenty thousand a year." lloston
It Sounded So. Hunker "Old
man, I've got a new addition to my
household." Hill (who lives in tho noxt
block) "So I hear." Smith, Gray ,fc
Husband "You say you've had
that bonnet six mouths. Why, I'vo
never seen It before." Wlfo "1 know
It I only wear It to church." N. Y.
"Did you like fairy stories when
you wero a little girl?" "Yes," an
(wered his wlfo. "Hut that Is no rea
son why you should tull them to mo
now." Washington Star.
Jrannette "Does Miss Hoardmati
get her lovely comploxton from her
father or her mother?" Gladys (sweetly)
"From her father. He's in tho drug
buelness." Chicago News.
Consideration for others. Tommy
"I had such a bad dream Inst night,
grandpapal" Tho Admiral "Tell It to
me. Tommy." Tommy "O, no! it would
only frighten you ns It frightened me!'
A Wise Precaution. Job nolo (cabl
ing down stairs) "O, ma, pa ban lost
his collar button." Mu "Well, hurry
nnd take tho parrot out of the room und
hang tho cage in tho hall." Detroit
McFlnglc "How was tho dinner tho
other night? Good?" MoFanglo "Good?
Yes; tho best I ever attended." "Why,
wero tho sjieechos so very eloquent?"
"No, thero weren't any speeches."
Hoth Agreed. Jackson "I suppose
you havo heard thatToiUHon Is going to
get married?" Johnson "To get mar
ried! Poor follow, that Is amlsfortuuc."
Inckson "That's what I think. Ho Is
going to marry my sister." Yunkco
"My sou is beginning to wrlto
poetry," said tho fond mother with
pride lu her eyes. "Indeed," said her
visitor with compassion upon her face,
"I always fo.ired you wero not bringing
that boy up properly." N. Y. Press.
Clubberly "Didn't yon call on Miss
Plnkerly the othor night in your new
suit?" Tutter "Yes, why do you ask?"
Clubberly "I met her tho noxt morn
ing nnd she was so deaf she couldn't
hear a word I said." Clothier and Fur
nisher. "I nevor shall have faith in woman
again," said ho, bitterly, just after sho
had refused him. "O, yes you will,"
said she, "You may not have quite an
much faith in yourself next time, but
otherwise it will bo just tho same."
Marrying Wealth. Hojaek (looking
up from his newspaper) "Hero's
another illustration of tho tendency ot
wealth to combine" Tomdlk "Well?"
Hojaek "Tho proprietor of a summer
hotel has married ths daughter of an
ice dealer." Detroit Freo Press,
"You wuut to bo my coachman, do
you? You havo had experience with
horses, I Btipposc?" "Nivcr a wnn,
aor." "What do you moan, then, by
implying for tho placo?" "An' sure,
sor, bcaii'ttho mlsthrcssdhrivln' a eart
Sure an' It's mcillf that's an ilegnnt
Hguro slttln' on tho back sate." Chi
cago News Hecord. '
ORAVE OLD STEPHEN GIRARD.
A Illch Man Who Lovml t'hllilron and
(luve HU Weulth tu HU Country.
A famous and eccentric millionaire
was Stephen G Irani, but the world has
not yet analyzed his character. In fact,
very few men in history havo united so
many apparently contradictory quali
ties. He lovod children most passion
ately, and tho sight of a crippled or
miserable-looking urchin would bring
tears to his eyes. His devotion to the
United States never onco faltered, and
at every reverse during tho war of 1813
15 ho ground his teeth and, It is snid,
swore bi his native French. At length
he offered to dedlcato his entire fortune,
to the causo, lent tho government live
million dollars, and asked no interest
till the war closed. A rich man who
loves children and is willing to give all
his wealth to his country must have a
deal of good in him.
Ills bravery was of tho morally sub
lime order. When tho yellow fover
scourged Philadelphia, and tho panic
had driven away most of tho nurses, ho
and Peter Helm worked two months 1
tho hospltil at thu most menial office!
and shamed thu faint-hearted into
bravery. An affliction in curly child
hood destroyed his right oyo and dis
torted that Bide of his faco, so the boys
nicknumed him by a French word that
might bo translated "wall eye." Ho
lost his mother when ho was quite
young and his father wus harsh. In
short, hu was a mljrablo, lonoly child,
und fled from homo to be a cabin boy at
thu ugu of ten.
Tho romunco of his life came to him
in Philadelphia, where he openod his
first btore, He was loved and beloved
again. Sho was singularly beautiful
und vivacious; ho taciturn, badly dis
figured and olovon years her senior. For
a few yeurs they wero very happy; thoa
she suddenly hist her health, soon be
came violently insane, and lived in that
coudition thirty year in the state asy
lum. Their only child died in Infanoy,
and tlio sad old man finished his jour
ney alone. His magnificent charities
have preserved his name for all time.
Ho was a deist in religion and named
his slilps after infidel authors. Chicago
Mrs. Jones Men never know sow
much thoy owe to their wives. Now,
there's Mr. Blank, who is praised by ,
every one as a successful man, but what
would ho uavo been U no nnu nevwr
Mr. Jones A bachelor, dear. Phar
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