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I I iitlicriuc IKiiC, s ii-ii being
Of 11)1111(1 111 1 11(1 1111(1 ((HI- I i,-.l)f llll :n
lion. do herein in ike tlii-. It..' will iitul
testament I lie ln(iusi vvliowof I
make ns 1 doom best mill pi'oii, Ini'
tin limit 1 oiiiteulhal of iiiv i roiicitie.
goodu ti ml i battels.
"To in.v loved loiiin. li it
llnw Ums. who oi Lite 1ms Iii'imi
estranged III IIll' fl 0111 Sill llll-
forliui'iti' in. ii i luge, do I l'iiie.illi
the sum of l.iiiKi, said viiin to In- used
hy her for tlic education of lici cliilil.
or ( It l lit i'cii . which m:i lie hot n in
.ifti'f .veins Mtlijci t totlic tippinvitl
of .Instils l!i liu:ii my iittoini'.
"Tii iiiv pastor, I iii'-tiisdoodiiiaii do
1 1m nicilli the sinii of i.ihio. provhl
in lie uses vaiil nioiii'v for his own
pcr-onul re'iuiioments. not s(iiini(li'i
11 U,' it. 111 tlic "j-umI ih's of his he, 11 1.
upon foreign missions, iind things of
"Te the Mtoict.v for tin Picvcntiou
ofCnti'lly to Animals do I li('iuc.itli
the sum "of M.cin t. to enable them to
airy on their just win fun against
liiiinnn liuilcs who w ilfully alnise the
boasts of hiirdcn 1 who till or for their
hciutiti mid till other of (Soil's ew.t
turos. "To the I'laiililin rouinHiiig A si
'urn of l'iithiilelphi.i do I heite:itli tlic
sum of '..0110, to be used for the benc
fit of the holplesslittlonnesubaiiilonoil
ly their iinn.itiii.il p.ucnts
To nij unfo! tiinutc nephew, 1'iank
lin Dyke, whom 1 lined us u f :i 11
huiriii liov. but who tuinul his puts
poets in after .veins, do I bepieuth the
sum of 5."., 01 (1. Knowing his
easy tempi'! .11m nt. his fondness
for stron,' eleitik. I place this
money in charge of my esti'emi'il frit ml
nntl u'ttnrncv. .Iiistus llclkunp. he to
le-orM' the power ot continuing the
said live thousand dollais until the
Must child of my nephew. franklin
Dyke, shall have rc.ichccl the eurs; ol
eliserotion. the sum to be expended for
the lieuelit of -iiId ( hilil ) minting ho
shall consent to be governed li. the
1 oun-i'l of m uttntnoy. .Instil-, lb Ik
lia.l. the fattier alone to n ceie the in
ti'i'i st necniir.ir.
"To the male oition of my
lelutions I iiciiucnth mv extioine
sorrow that tlieii iiition-. in i
ihis none by hae bioufjht shame and
disi.icu upon an honoi.ible u.iuiu. So
much m. that I do not feel justilied 111
beiuiea til ini" to them anv oneof them
any portion of m, properly.
"'J'o tliem.also. do 1 beiiuiath my
prayers that in tlie future they may
t tit 11 from the evil of their waVhand
M.'rw'iod. not tllLln'elt'h.',
Amuimui' of disappointment from
f-uveral of the male ielatics present
drowns the oieo of the lawyer. He
looks at tlient sharply oer his jrlasses,
and hik'iice beiti," restored, lie ion
tiiiiicbt "To my Ifst belovid nephew, di 1.111
Ihl.e, d(i I b '(iieatli tile balaiReof m,
m'one.N.s, aiiioiintiu- all told, initOMTii"
inent'bonds and other seoui Itlos and
monis in b.inlc, to si. hiind'ol thou
band 'dollais. my t)iopert, in West
1 lio'dcr. West t'hester lottnu, in the
.State of renii'-vlv.iniii, mv ,iop"ities
in the uity of riiiladulphia, Philadel
phia County, in the Mate of I'cnnsyl
Mii'la, the deeds mid otlut papcis
of which are in the hands of
my attorney, amount inu in mi1u
to four huudicd thousand dol
lars more, to lime and hold in trust
until his first b.iiu child shall hmu
n ucheil the ajri' of IclmI maturity,
said propel ties toiexert to the child
at tli.it time, ptin iiliiif.' that the Ills'
liom ( f Adrian Dyltc is of the female
.se Jlelievintr tliat only by the fe
male member-, of th f.imilv is the
name- held in esteem, and onl. In the
woiren of the name will i. (Wi bo
holim.lbly held up."
A f-ro.m buists fioui the lips of the
plotting iirin: a cr, of nnirulsh which
diiihCh the lawyer to icise, and at
tracts the attention of all those
prcticnt. 'laUcr hears it. sees
the white face of tli. man. sees
the man litirilncr hastily lea
his seat, ami lome to his mas
ter':? side. It is a teirlble blow. After
t-Wmpliie; to crime, after rovealinj- his
cecrot to the coarse serxantw ho standi
by liim.it has been iis.'lcss. lie lini
put fn.m him the littlo cie.itiuc who
would limo brought him wealth,
biiidcneu himself with thu olVspriiifr of
s) nil rccit to the lecent female child
'fui, nephew. I'lauhlin Ihl.c, to be 1
I el tin 1 1 list foi her by tin attorney.
Instils ItelUu.ip. until she has t cached ,
the age of legal innttii ity. she, how
eer, to be allowed the inteiest acci u
1 inir .11 the incati time, for the sitppivt t
of he self and fathi r's fiiimlv.
"Iiic.isoof he (loin sc of my attor
nev. .lii-tus ltelluiap. lie is to'apiioliit
.1 gilidi.iu foi eltliei of the I'liildtcli 1
which shall huomc mv heliess
unless it shall be in the (.im
of the child of drian Dylie.
then this authoritv is gieu htm ouh
in cum uT the death of her legal guaiii- 1
Ian. her fut 'ti r
"All this do I bi'nuoalh. and lift 0-
unto set my hand and si.il this twenty
lii'stil.it ot De'cmber. in tlic , ear of
Lord one thousand eight hundicd and
seventy -til ne. .si'gncd.
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Uitiics ' ' XMI s r"
"IU" ( lioIMll MlsM.
Itisoer, and witinut wait'ng to
seethe lamer, without uollcinir any
I one. the strlcUcn man. Aililau IHKc,
iiishesotit of the loom, lie biushesi
past Tahcs. TI1.1t gentleman delibei- 1
ittl cloM s one eve.
' I begin to iindei stand," he mur
murs to his hat, and alsi leaves the
lie h isob-crcil that the inaii lie is
watching li'is gone Into his Miliary.
Conrad ('aidner has followed him.
lie is .nisiotis to heir what these two
! hm e to say.
There is something between them.'
he mutters, and enters the ic'cptlou
room .No one i-, near, and 110 one has
seen him lie leineml eis a ceitaiu
He is soon upon bended knees bofoic
it. Ilescis Adrian IHko -eatcd be
fine his desk, his hands in his hair,
liiseyis wild and startling Com ad
is standing by him. lie is speaking,
but the detective cannot hear his
words. IlisMiiic Is low. but that lie
is speaking earnestly lie e.m st(.
1 innlly the ma iter looks up.
lie sms -oiuctlilng in answer to
the man something that causes the
sonant great ml sfaction lie can -cu
lie Is about to leave the loom. so
Taker leaves his position and stands
by the door leading 'nto the hall.
lie heats the door of the library
open, liaidner is eoining out.
lie hears Adrian D.vke speak. This
is w hat he says:
"To-night then at ten. Wo must
arrange tilts. .something iniisi ne
"I hope so, master," answcis Con
rad, and then hurries past him tow aid
the front dour.
To-night at ten," mutters Taker,
"I will take a hand in this m.vself.
To-night at ten'. I will be on hand."
And waiting until he is sine that
Adrian Dyke has lo-cntc-ed the
Miliary, lie noiselessly crosses the hall,
and gin's out ino the air.
lie takes supper at a faiiii-houe
vr ,raritra i-js.
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iiiioan nt'iisTs riuiM Tin: i.ii's tn
rm: rioi tino man,
mlnirers even denied the priillepe of
IiIh own ehild. Tlio lnwycr's cold,
metliodleal volco breaks into Ills mad
'Shall I proceed with the rending.'"
"Yes," he says, in a voice which ho
can hardly ieei)gnlo as his own, "go
The lawyer continues:
If the tiistborn child of my beloved
nephew. Adrian Dyke, should be of tli
male i-o.s. then do 1 bequeath to him 1 nolulinent
.. r.w. . n !.. i ..
(Adrian Dyke) the sum of s-.'o.oio. In
order that ho shall bu kopuid for the
Jovo and fnuerness ne lias siinwn me
dining the last few years of my life,
lo retoinpcnsed for tliu care and trou
ble I huvo been to him.
"And the Lnlanoo of mv fortune
itow Li) net 1:1:
hefoic an oaken
desk, a form that
dots not move.
Only a deci) sigh,
a groan welling
up f 1 0111 a bieast
deep emotion, ie
veils the fact that
life exists in the man. who for bonis
1 1ms iciiiained in the one position,
alone with his bitter grief, histeitibli)
The tlgiiru Is that of Adrian Dyke.
lie lias not rccoveicd fiom the hot ii lite
blow as yet. lie has gone into the
dlning-roiiin after tiindner has left
him, seen to the departure of his un
welcome guests, sliinp-eyod, blttei
toiigiied busy-bodies, has shaken hands
w itli ltelkniii) at the door, and has then
gone to his libiary to wrestle with h s
soi low, his disappointment. Night has
101110. Darkness steals upon him.
Mill he docs not move. He is uncoil
s 'ions of the lapse of time, heedless,
caring nothing of the hour, thinking
only of his sin, of its hoirthlo conse
qucuics. ll. his action he has ruined
his every ptospect: brought disgrace
and shame upon himself mid family,
entiehed his hi other and one of those
eliildien who, but a few days before,
ho had ib signaled as a "brat." A brat!
Ah, the hint will rido in her carriage,
bo surrounded with every Iuuiy,
while he lie rises to his feet, his
face working with violent passion. It
must not be! This vast foi tune, shall
not slip from him; rather disgrace,
rather the humiliation of confession
than thiu; rather the scornful, con
temptuous eyes of the world, their
condemnation, than poverty.
The clock in tlic hull strikes the half
hour, lie strikes a match and looks at
his wateh half-past nine. He has an
appointment with Conrad (iaulner
at tea. He goes out into the hall. The
house is as still as death. No one
seems to be stirring. The hall lamp
Is burning, casting a sickly light
around. He dons a slouch hat, turns
his collar up around his throat and
goes out into the night to keep Ills nu
nc nurries down tue pain,
nvir a loncc, Hid mnl.es ti s wav a J
small giove about two bundled y 11 is
from the 11 ad a giove ued for ) 1 nic
Tlic shade w follows his ovatuple In .
the cetitic of the pleus'iie gioutid is a ,
si)ii ire platform piob.ibh slty feet 1
s uaie. used by pic.isute seekers as n
dtiiii mi: pla foi 111, lv the 111 gi 00s of 1
the vicinity as a plac fin 0,1011 air or ,
camp iiict ngs, "lie p:.it 1m 111 at mat
time l'i .tig lllleu 'v itli I cm In s Hurried
out from the chilli Ii' up hi which the
devout sit and hoar the c slim talum of
their sable pastor, w tin in ikes use of
the musicians 1 ailing upon one side
as a pulpit Towanl this p'ace Adi i.111
Djke ditccts his footstep-, and teach
ing it. sits dow 11 upon the edge of the
platform to await the toming of his
sci v ant
Tlie shadow halts in the shade of
the twos lie is close enough to see
It is not long before the er.ic'il
ing of dry twigs, under the dead
of a he.ivv foot, announces the
coining of Oardiior. Nion ho nuilics
Ids nnneniaiicf. Man ami nmsti r tue
face to face.
" oil lire a little behind time," the
"iu know there ain't anvboly to
wait oiiniv missus but ine.niid the h.ib
was orv 'tret fill," auswoii d (nirdner,
in .111 npologet 10 tone.
"It matters but littlo 'I lieie is time
enough between now and daylight
Noil s.v the child is 11 cvishV"
'ie', sii. she ain't been well for 11
day or so .She taught 11 10I1I that
'llusli-h-h' Don't spc'it, so loud
I'ei Imps she did. That was a sail mis
take on my part. our.id " moodilv
"Ves. sir. inilioil it was,' ipnekly
"Hut .von inn help it, sir, I hope,'
"I hope so, (iaiituei. I hope so."
gravolv: "but it is a terrible thing to
" fter all was done, after such an
aw lul u tine, not to have it ionic
tight." inuttcis Ciniluei .looking about
1 i 111 fearfully.
"Yes. it was a ciimo." niisweis the
master. abscnUy, inonlilv. "Hut I
sinii have lit undo it." icsolutcly.
"N 011 cm t undo the minder of tlio
doctor. Mr Adiiun,' In a weak,
iiimcriug voioi. I
s ipiiils as thought tlie muster
tin ie. upon him The minis winds
In ing h. 111 to himself, lie seizes 1 1 i -.
aim in a tight gtip
"W hat do juii mean bv that. Oawl
nor ' ho ci ies
"Noli don't think 1 killed Hi Wilbur,
do , voir.1' His voice is tierce, passion
'I ho man cow -is beneath his gao.
looks up into ills tacc, w itli frightened
"Win. sir. if you didn't do !t. who
did" Noil left mv house that nighl
with nun dor in your eyes N oil look
the road after him. I toll sine ,ouil
tlono it.' I
M,v Ciod' ' he gasps, stuggeiiugl
against one of the posts which holdup
the wtof. "To think that my seivant.
my tool, should think me guilt.v ol
this crime.' lie is ovowomo, lie i.i'
not say mow.
, (iiirdner comes to him.
1 "Didn't ,v on do if ' ho asks, eager
1 111 ss in ills' voice. "If you will say v oil
didn't, sir. I will believe you; ami oh,
I Mister Adrian, j on don't know what
' a weight it will lift oil my lonsjienco.
I have not been abk" to sleep foi
thlukin'of this. '
I A jfU-'i Dyke lvcovcrs hiiii-elf with
'ancfioil. He looics into the ejes ol
1 the servant.
"No. Conrad. I did not uiiiwici Dr.
Wilbur. I still ted alter bun. it istiue,
but did lint oiei take him. I rt tin not
to my house, and sent vou wind not t t
come that night "
"I remember tint, sn I am glad
joii have sa d that, Mis'er Adrian. I
din sleep better now I will do any
thing for yon now " Tlie man is
weeping with ioy. The muster is ini
pressi'd hj tin sight of his devotion.
ei vvi 11, t onr.iil." he sivs, softl", ,
"I believe , vou will. I shall asl. you
toierve me tint once more in this tin
fiiitiiuato alVair. Only once, it will all
tie over then. The die will have been
oust. I shall thiu let iiritlcis take
their 1 i.uiM' '
"What 1110 joii going to do, sir.' '
"lam going to give jou batk the
( hild .vou love."
' (live me back my boy."
'J lie man falls upon Ills knees.
"Htoss jou. Mr Adr.iiu. bless jou. I
love my boj. Mylmart has boon heavy
sin 'o I took him fwTm his mother, w.in
was weak and didn't know what I wni
ilotn'. and c.i 1 lied him to your house
1 have not felt right sinie. Hut it'll be
all right now. S'ou'll have jour own
little gill and get the foi tune' he
inns on iua happy, joyful stiain. Sud
denly ho stops his voice glows sad,
his manner constrained, lie looks
, into Ins master's face, and says,
' "Hut how can you do this, Mister
1 Amain 1 011 said netorc a lot or poo-
I pic, at the inquest, that your baby
1 was a boy. I told everybody that mine
1 was a glil. Hvorybody will know tou
1 either Mod then or aiedoln'it now.
'They will say It was for the foi tune
you did it, havosaid what you have."
"Let them say their say, it will be
the truth. It was for the foitutm i
plotted; I have dotei mined to entry
out tills, my last idea. Of course
! it will be known. 1 may
be punished, but I will have thu
money. I can leave this place and
snap my lingcis at all of them."
I (To lie (fmtiiii'frf.)
THUY MAKU ONE MAN LAUGH
AND ANUTIIL'U SWtAI!.
.Miiiitt tlir VI 111 Win, II iln. Mm Mr.
Itiimiril tmliiluiH In I hciii VV In 11 lie
I i-i-N Hut. mill (iiim I llll, (Hill. (Kid
1't'M WnriW I'rr rar.
he nilr.ht Hud II (MMiculi to tliaw as
ii .itiv an "do In a single j ear.
A lons'ileriililo iiuiuIki of tlio valoii
limn lntomled foi voiinii tt.itli Ire oe
1 Mitt It lllcs of fiiHhloit 'lhlr vvltitt
time l n glial lh Id foi th.tt unit "
v.oik In tlie pievitllliiK 'l.vlo of c.ilio-
'Ilie piopnuleioi'th liwiml unit Htllf
ilionMois vvllli Hie. 1 cuiivoluicil eibu'-'
tin tied 1, p. iniike .1 vvoniii'i tK tike tin
lie id of .1 tilt ti the Hintbt on .1 diaigei
ut Itiulini ItimuM ii Mm IIIiiti-tlniHl
j U VhhIIIii Hi ti Itipin 1-11 1 .
Of OiiIiiiIo'b iiw-i, entliti.tled at 200,-
lidll Hipillle lllltei, lilO.OWl mpillW" miles
1 me lit an unknown icglon, oulv the
ed5iH of Wlihh bnve been oploieil
'I li Ik Is the ten Ittn v I,iiiivvu M Hie Hin
terland of Olltaiin ll lies lielvv'oMi
Lakes I Itu on ami Suieilui In the smith
and the Allium 1 lv or unit SI .lames
the poison to
11WI1 ill-envoi oil
tin man who miikos
II tin 1 (Huh- valru
tbip'. Ye.i. ijtntk
le.tder. It Is titf
that one kuihi tenco
lias to i.in.v the on-1 "bio the c.ipi
tire lilllilfli. I'ol
luips vou do not
hum how he.iv.v
that tun itcn Is
l.eirii tlieii. that
vvlmiii I have loforied
li llov.nt'd tilh mi Hum he h.is tiled j 1)iy () ,,, ,,,, , ,( ,, ,, t)m
Id os.'eger.lie the allHUI lltles ul llll. 1
l.lnl of cipe ami li 111 fulhil.
'I r.in't make it look win ho lliait I'
ro.illv dins when I nee it on the all eel,
lie said, ami en I have to 111.1l e up foi
II h 1I1 aw Ing ,i eioHC-oved woman In
The wot hi tti'j fan) link
the bettor the vnloiilliie xcll" I slioubl
think ll would make .1 imn ItH" ''
I111I put all tiei uihIi Into one of thus"
oihh fool piellv Kiioil In lie tiMitlnlv
ictucmticicil wll'l one uf thee (ape
Ilelglit Lund, which Hop.it. itcn w.itoi
llow'lng to lliiil'iim b.i.v and the Hiieatns
einptjlng Into the St Livvieiice ami
the lakes. Ninth of the height 1 wh.il
1 In called the I tuition hay Hlopo, mindm
log of about M).(H)i) Minute mile. Tins
Hlopo mil) ho doscilhod .is unknown
liiml. The lielglil id hind hi mil 11 1 hly"
of hillt, Inn In 11 level plateau o:m)t
1,-00 or I.IIOO feet above the sea "Tin
1 Hieiii'ij," n.ijh a hiiimim'h icpoit.
.. . . . . ... . . ......
i "t lone 1 ( voih (Hi ny iiuuureiis m
(Maws ahoiit !Ht(i valentine plctu.'ofl that thev are aln aily In Kieut iloiii.uul
ovor.v .vi .11 and each of them Is pilntoil
In edition'! of l.Miuo Moil of them ate
sold In thin (ounttv. Intl thru In aim
ipilto an opoit nude wl.h nuiopi 'I lie
moid twiintl.it of them tun tliuiiif.li mtniv
oditlolis Ililt lei us .illppuse that e.U'h
of them hat t.wi oilillo)i.s I'll. it will
give a total of L'7 UOtl mm .1 vo.u Now.
IllltltlM fllHlinh tlt.l ............. ..r ll.i.lll '
...... t, ,n,i, i',n tiiui- ,i, in, -,.1
lii designed to make soniolioil.v swear
and ou begin to not a 11 Idea of the tu
ilhte huii'iiiM.s in vvhhli thin nitli-t I
engaged Lot us hiiiiio-.( that JO.iKIO -000
of thi'iti touch tin Ir (lostlnatloiiy
and that each individual ictlplin'
Kwe.iiH onl.v the times Wi have a to
tal of 100.00(1,000 ciiss-vviiids. tor which
m.v fileml, tlio .11 list. Is itlieotlv m spon
sible, cverv ear Hu)pose. ftlithei.
that the aitlst holds his Job tlilit.v-sl
ami a half vrars. and afteiwanU snf
fois In puigatorv one dav foi tverv
phie of violent kniBii.igo caused b
him. as loiyputi I above, he will he
there lO.OOfidiio .vo.hh, ami I do not call
It enough, w 1 lies I low awl Holding in
a New Yoik p.ipoi of km out ilat .
These tu.iilu tmilti al opiMiitlnnH an
founded upon 1 .tci fads- In this- let
ter I am aimplv trjlng to state a matter
of news- In plain v.oids
I lime known the valentine .ntlrt foi
a long time hut novel iiiihpKtod him
of doing auv liilug of thai kind. It was
only .vcsteula: that I Icniioi1 about it
1 wont Into his work shop Just as h
llnlHlicd a (li awing. I looked over his
fdiollldei ixpoitlng to see .1 plott pb -turo
di'slgiied foi one of the ning:i7lnos,
with the f.imill.u siguattno. C tlowuid
Instead I saw u huriihle fteak wealing
a white apt mi and engaged in pnuiliir
eats into a sauii.igo-mlll
"That's a sweet thing, llnwawl." said
I "What's It foi ''"
"Tor 11 butcher," said lie. ' lt'h in
tended to bo a slight token of sumo-
bod v's icgard on I'oh. 11. I've made
v .lentliies on the 1 Itli I uiiiloisl.iii I , K , ,, (,,,,, ,lmi Hmits iiuIh M
v, lilch idmw 1 the mate of envious
t turnout auiuiii' the idihi who
v.dirlii;- tlieii last vv Intel 1 1 a pen "
l.iiHlng to nionV attlH the dude 111
cnlc.ituio of nils owlet lias clump I
vciv Utile la tin p.ud live or ls (.ll
In this inmiccHou the 111 tint told mi
one or the toughest en iloiices that
1 voi I heiiwl It appeaiH that he mm
diow a mr!liiil.iil iiiIiiihIvo dude val
entitle Tin absolute lillocv ot tin
(oiinleu.iiire v. lib h hi put " Hie dud
out of the gate, on past Hawlner's cot
tage. Ho tines not sec the dark form,
which, keeping in the shadow of the
t recti which skirt tlio roadside, follows
him a dark shadow, but one with
wido open eyes, keen ears. A danger
eis shadow ! lie leaves the load leaps
I'nr Iteil ItooniH.
Anyone who wishes a "icd" 100m in
a country house or elsewhere vv ill find
pietty and new mateiial for spreads,
pillow sand covers in the cardinal duck
used by the Kensington .School of Art
Ncedlewoik. The pieies of work me
vaiiously decorated with Hat lace like
In aids applied with wh to (loss.
.Simple stitches in ncedlewoik till out
the dcslgt . Any piece of wcrk may
bu lioaght already stamped mid with
the needlework begun. The vviiiteem
Lioidoiy tones the intense ted of the
fabric, so that a loom with white mus
lin curtains, white matting, and sear
let accessories may look as cool as it
does cheerful, according to the Now
I Yorlc Post.
' Another red color coming into fash
ion is the led denim, which is not as
vivid uud clear a color as the duck It
is more like the vv ell-known "obi
rose," Those who sno not satistled
with window-shades of plain lloilund
havo the lower edge ornamented with
wheels unit the disks of dold thread
done In outline. The tin cad Is couched
' 011. and the Holland then cut away
J uuilerthc embioidery und lo.ii.sc net
"aid undir it.
Tin: hahoon yalhntinh.
r.cailv a thousand of theso things this I
car. What do vou Hiipposc on. Saint '
Yiilentliiiis. patiou of the plracant ocra- I
shin, will do with me when lie gets held '
of mo''" !
That natuiall led tn a d seussion of
Iho whole Hiihjort. It appeai.s that
I low 111 il docs not allow thcfe di aw lugs
to Intei feie In anv vva with his art
vvoik. He has a oi nice vva of get
ting tlie lime to do them. In uioso
nioinonts of (llssatl.sfaethm which an
(iiiliiiiny man would waste in sweat Ing
or in tin owing a follow eioatuio down
stalls Ilovvnwl Flinpl diawK valcntlneH.
It irlievcs his feelings poifetl. I war
gl.ul tn know this for I had been nt a
InHs to account for the exoniplarj mild
ness of li Ik disposition. It would ho
unjust, of lourse, to tonipuro mi favor
id .1 peiaon with oiuselvoH. Wo do not
nave the opportunlt) of Insulting 'Si,-
IDO.OOO Mi nngoiB ovor.v c.ir. Wo iniiBt '
do the best wo can with oul our fain- .
Dies mid frleiiiU.
It appears that comic valentines 1110
all offeneho. Tlio.v are divided hi oadl
Into two (lasM's, which ate known tech
nlcall.v uh the "Hlt-'ein-llanlH" and the
"Long Jokers." Hy the itilos of ordi
nal y nnclal couitPB) a pnrt-on may wply
tn a Long Joker with a club; but If ho
gets a Hit- cm-Hard he takes down tlio
old iiniBket from the wall.
The enormous sale of these things
piovos that they must till a longing of
the human heart. The two sexes feel
this want about equally. Just as many
aio painted for men us for women. I
regard that as an Interest ing fact which
might easily escape the notice of a Icrs
acute student of human nature tlrin
msclf. Just how badly you hi'o to
hate a pet sou before ou feel Impelled
to insult him plctorlaily on the 1 1tli of
February I am unable to Mate Hut
there must be a good many million peo
ple in this country who could toll f 10111
their personal experience This prac
tice shows the geneial i cognition of
the in Untie value of contrast. An
milled charm must cling to the pic
ture of a Jackass labelled "This Is You"
when It Is received on the day s.icied
to lovers' tokens.
.Mr. Howard tella me that those valen
tines are all directed tn the pletoilal
exhibition of some human fault or folly.
If they were confined to any other nelcl
Tin: modhhx nt'Di:
left nothing whatever to be desired j
Of couise. theie woie many other dude,
caileatuios that vi.11, but this vv.is tin
most oflouslvo b long oddn It hap
pened that a oimg man of Mi How
.iidii aeiiiialntaneo got thief !i!ontlno
lli.it veal ft (Mil th tee dllfownt cities
ami oveiv one of his unknown admlwru
pb ked mil thk-c Idititlutl valentine
Whai ( onlil a man think under such
cm optional olwuiusuiiiios except that
thete was a distinct lesemblancc be
tween himself and the fellow In the pic
ture' It must have been ilcepl do
ptossing. I lent 11 fiom Mr Howard
that this gentleman did not commit sul
clilo. bill lie would have committed
mill doi under f.woiahle loudltlons
One of the most successful vulentlne-" j
ever sent out Wtic entitled "The Slug
gut d." It lepiosentod a man In bod
A pair of naked and gigantic feet limit;
over the foothouwl. wlihh was In thu
fdiogiouud and the sun, with a smth.1
of iloilslnn cm his countenance, v. as
scon looking In tliwmgh 1111 open win
dow. Ml How, 'lid gavi this to mo In
a philosophical spit it as a sample ot
Ah.it isiniiHldowil a 1 .ne Joke b 1n.n1
thousands of poisons I'oihaps the
1 lolicst thing- If popular applause be
Hie iilleilon In the line of comic val
ontiner foi women was a plitute en
titled ' doing to Seed " It lopn'MMitcil
a pintiiulail.v ill-cmiditlmied plant In u
I; 1 go icd lluwer-pol. and the How 11 was
Iho t.vplc.il head or an old maid. Thou
sands upon thousands of thc-o vveic
sold, and tho MMved, doublloM to cm
tutlor the thoughts of a ionepciiidlnv
j liike.s and liiiiiiineiable crags and hllli
of lock. Is (dta!ul kit king In that no.
blllly ami hugeness of view which oiilv
the piosonee of lofty tmiiiitliilns can
1 bestow" Of the ilvewi llowliig nort';
fiom this slope the Albany is Hie nio.t
1 impoitaiit. being about ITfi miles long
and n.ivngahlo dm im: the season id
high water for 1!."0 miles. Of the shoiL
slope south of the Height of Laud. In
which ate idluateil the iiottlontonts of
l Ninth llt. Klui genu Falls .ir-d S id
I bill. v. there Is definite und ge1101.il
! Know ledge, but the whole tei tlloi.v slop
, lug 1101 tii 1 cumins iiiieploieil.
j The 1 1 1 iwli'i Itnitl Is Ontario's reserve.
Much valuable timhot In (his legion is
' i!ostwici! h lb os that swoop south of
1 the vvatiMshoil J'lne, spiueo, tani.uacl.,
poplin ami (odar 1110 v.irlotliM of wood
existing In nbuuilumo smith of the llud
miii ba.v slope IIimo. too, aw valuabh
tuliiiialH, but the ttoisuioi hlddoii In
the legion not Hi of the plateau ami Ike
lesouwes or the plane Itself await tlio
searching of some Intiepid explorer.
Tills e.ir fm tlui' Investigations aw tn
I be made In both Labrador and the lliu
Itoilaud. Mennvvhlh, 110 advonlunm-j
isplilt need wslgii Itself to obsiino In
( .U'tlvll.v, not atnbltloiui traveler sigh be
1 cause thete are not now cellulites to
1 1 morse Tlio llliitoiluiid will ww.iwl
the eager dlscovi rei, and when ho has
I exhausted that toriltor.v the leglousof
! tin gloat Northwest teiii.tlii utisiir-
II. m Itrm trkiililo I nri 11 In VVuUr
i:pri liiirntt h) s( li-ntlKt,.
An lmiuli was wcoutly made in
Lmidmi as to the gicilrst dlstancu at
which :i maii'rt voire could be heawl,
leaving, of course, tin telephone, out of
consideration, sas Harpoi's Hound
Table. The iepl was most Intel est
liig and was as follows: nightecn
miles lh tlie longest distance cm letord
at which a iiiau'u voice has been he.nd
This ocelli led in the Crand Canon of
the Colurnilo, whore one man shouting
the name "Hob" at one end his volio
was plainly heawl at the other end,
which In eighteen miles away. Lieut
roster, on Pony's thlwl Aictlc ex
pcdltlun, found Hint he could converse
with a man across the harbor of I'ott
lliiwen, a distance of fi.O'Jii feet, or about
one mile and a iiiaiter, and Sir John
ri.inkllu said that ho conversed with
ease at 11 distance of mow than .1
mile. Dr Young 1 coords that at (Jib
1 altar the human voice can be heawl
at a distance of ten miles. Sound hay
leniarkablo fotcci In water. Coll.ulnn.
b expel InieniH inailo 111 the lake ol
lionova.cstlmnted that a boll submerged
In the ceu might he heard a distance
of iiinio than sixty miles. Franklin
s.ih ho heawl the sti Iking together of
two i tones In the water ludf a uilhi
away. Over water 01 a stufaco of ice
1 omul Is pwipagated with gioat clear
ness niwl Htieiigtli Dr. liutton lel.ttoj
innnbei of women who ought wither tc , lllilt 0 ., (U(,t ,,.( ()f tho Thames near
' have In ( 11 c migt attil.tteil. hue 1n.n1
I of then valentine!, aw in-etl in malice
the 10.1l leason wh.v the-.v toll l that the
people t.ilnk that tho aie runny
I Theie's a or.v deep theme. I havt
made 11 special nut ol tnc- promem
What do people laugh at" And 1 have
pintl.v solved It. 1 have b-irnod what I
m.vseir laugh at li-it the mmuuIiiIiii
piTsom miMitlonoil In Mi l'oitei's con
mis have thna far eluded in. And ovol
In my own case the lesull Is not con
stant. One day, pel haps, I can laugh
at one or my own Jokes, and a few ilu.it
later, when I 11111 acioss It in n cop 0
" I' isL-
Chelsea he could hoar a person toad
distinctly at the distance) of 110 feet,
while on the land the same could in
heawl only at 70 feet, l'rof. Tyndall
when on Mount lllnnc round the report
of a pibtol shot no louder than tho pop
of a champagne bottle. Persons In j
hilluou can hoar voices from the oait)
a long tlmu after they themselves nr
'naudlble to people below.
thi: old maid always sixms
wi:ll. an old magazine which died before
was horn, it don't seem funny at all
Hut Mr. Howurd has gone luithoi He
has not only clistovewd the seewt o
what Is humor to a gieut duns of 0111
citizens, hut ho has huiiied what wll
make one man laugh ami another mat
swear. I call that a considerable trl
Hi) Mil I'm,
reatlieistone Willie, I don't ice
Hint valentine that I gave om slutoi
in this pile.
Willie No; she gave It to the baby t
l.tirly Arlonii Wontfii.
Ai Izona women are out after political
pi lv lieges espial to those enJoed by
tho men, and leceutb a woman suffrnne
ii.noclation watt organized in Phoenix
KiV eomo .veins a fovv representatives
or advanced womanhood have chainp'
lotted the cause In At Izona, ami eadi
su:essive territorial leglslatiitu hm
been asked to pasB an equal suffrage
bill. Once or twlco the bill has passed
one branch and has been Heated as a
Joke in tho other. Hut statehood Is
almost in fight now, and the woven are
stirring themselves to gi eater eflorta
looking toward enfianihlsimient. Tim
governor or tho toirltoty has expre.ssi'.i
himpcir us strongl In favor of womae
llPK'iiBi "f Hit eel I.nvrr.
An nwrul tragedy occurred at Paris
tmmedlatel after a wedding ceieiuony
two weeks ago. As the newl imuileil
coiiplo left tho church at the Place St.
FrancoU Xavlor, a young, woll-iliessed
man stepped out or tho crowd, and In
full sight of tho bride and Inhlegroom
ho fired two shots into his brain, falling
dead at their feet. The excitement was1
indescribable; the bride fainted, am);
It is feared, will becomn insane. Tho
suicide was a Jilted lover or the bible.
Discoveries or valuable onyx, which
promise to develop Into very l.iruo
mince, have been ninth) near ilealds
biirg, Cnl. Tho stotin la beautifully
1 irked and a blast of the race or the
lodge has exposed It lu great qitantl-tlcu.
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