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CHAPTER VII. (Continued.)
Wo moved uwny from the window of
tho staircase and went downstairs to
gether. "Vou don't mind my laughing,
dear?" Meg questioned, still with gen
tloness. "I didn't mean It. In my
heart I like John very much all ex
ceptwell, nil except tho speckled
board. If I laugh at him sometimes,
you won't mind, will you? It's my
way I laugh at everything when ono
doesn't laugh one's spirits get so low!
Shall I toll you what mamma Is doing
In the drawing-room? Sho Is secretly
whispering tho good news to every
ono. 13 very ono has come, and every
ono Is duly Impressed by your good
fortune, Kitty. Now for tho congratu
lations! Oh, poor dear, I pity you for
tho next fow hours!"
Hut tho next few hours, bad as they
were, were over at length. Tho piano
was silent again; tho gas In the drawing-room
was turned frugally low be
hind tho Inst of tho departing guests.
Only John Mortimer remained behind.
Ho drew mo closo to him where ho
Btood, nnd looked at me with a ques
tioning, very gentle glance.
"You do not regret whnt you prom
ised mo this evening?" ho queried.
"Do you regret whnt you asked mo?"
Neither question was answered. Hut
wo wcro looking eagerly nt ono an
other, nnd presently our eyes smiled,
nnd that seemed nil tho answer wo re
quired. "Good night. Kitty," said John.
"Good night." I answered; and ho
bent and kissed me.
John wns gone, Aunt Jnno was look
ing round nt the disorder of the drawing-room,
smoothing away tho creases
In an antlmucassar that had suffered
In the revelry.
"So wo'ro going to loRe you, Kitty."
1 KNELT BEFORE THE FIRE.
raid Undo Richard, putting his hands
kindly upon my shoulders as I stood
up to bid him good night.
"Kitty Is very lucky," said Aunt
Jane, raising her hand to turn tho gas
still lower. "A homo of her own nt
her ago Is more than sho could reason
ably havo hoped for!"
"I wish you wcro a llttlo older,"
said Undo Richard, regretfully. "I'vo
been talking to John ho must bo pa
tient and wait. Wo can't let you run
away Just yet."
"Let tho child go to bed, Richard,"
Interposed Aunt Jnno.
"John's a good fellow, Kitty,'" said
Undo Richard, In a hasty but kindly
way. "I hopo you'll bo happy, dear."
"Thank you," I said hurriedly, and
Meg had loft a novel In tho drawing
room, nnd Bwcetly besought mo to re
turn and fetch It. I descended, there
fore, after n mlnuto, to tho drawing
Aunt Jano was speaking. Sho did
not sco tno; sho was too busy arrang
ing tho displaced furniture.
"Waiting Is nonsense, Richard, and
especially In this case. There shall
oo no waiting In the matter. If yro
wait until tho winter, Madamo Arnaud
will ba In London, If wo wait till then
wo may wait forever."
I had stood for a mlnuto In the door
way; now I quickly retraced my steps,
Meg's novel unfound, my errand, .In
deed, forgotten. Aunt Jane's words
were enigmatical; but they left mo
with a heartache.
Auht Jano had her way. When, In
deed, was Aunt Jano ever known to
renounce a plan sho had sot her heart
on? Sho had determined that John
nnd I shouid bo married without delay,
""Tind tho weightiest reasons weighed as
nothing against her rcsoluto desire.
Tho plan for summer , holidays In
CornwaM was forthwith abandoned;
John's visit to Brittany was given up
sorno ono eJso undertook tho business
which called him there; nnd. before
September was a fortnight old, John
nnd I were mnrrlcd. Aunt Jnno had
got rid of mo forever got rid of my
hats and gowns nnd gloves and shoes
from nil future hills, got rid of tho
price of my appetite at
lunches, teas, nnd dinners
and for evermore.
Wo wore mnrrlrd very quietly. I
wore a llttlo gray bonnet and gown of
Aunt June's choosing, n bonnet and
gown so maturo that they seemed to
reprove my 17 years. I had no cake,
no cards, no wedding breakfast, no
wedding favors, no rice, no satin slip
pers "In every way," said tho girls,
"It wns a hole-and-corner, menu, unro
mnntic, perfectly dull nnd detestable
sort of wedding!"
I never agreed with them. Except
for Aunt Jnno's presence, I would not
have had ono circumstance of my wed
ding different. Even the grimy, out-of-the-way
llttlo London church
seemed lovely tho only lit church to
bo mnrrlcd In.
Our honoymoon was as prosaic, In
tho girls' eyes, ns our wedding had
been. We went nwny for two short
weeks to n quiet llttlo country place
beside tho sea not n fnshlonablo re
sort, but n llttlo outlying seafaring
hamlet where John nnd I wero tho only
Beforo September was over wo wcro
at homo In London nt homo for tho
first time In my life. The words bnd a
sweet meaning for me. Wo had n
Bmall houso nenr Hyc'o Park, near the
larger, much finer house that John
had taken for Mndamo Arnaud and his
ulster. It had a homcllko look. As wo
drovo up In tho gray, misty September
evening thero was a bright ray of light
falling across tho pavement from tho
open door; gaslight shono through tho
drawn red curtains of one room down
stairs; in another room, whero no gas
was lighted, firelight was dancing
"Are you happy, Kitty?" asked John
as, a fow minutes later, we stood to
gether in tho pretty firo-Ilt room, my
drawing-room, and I twined by hands
about his nrm.
"So happy," I answered, "that I nm
"Afraid of what, my dear?" ho ques
tioned with his slow, grave, tender
"I don't know of what but afraid.
I don't want tho days to pass, John; I
don't want nnythlng to happen.! think
I am growing a coward. I am so afraid
"Wo lovo ono nnother well enough to
trust tho future, .Kitty."
I knelt beforo tho flro and held out
my hands to tho welcomo blnzo. John
drow forward a cosy chair and seated
himself near me, looking about with
an observant glance nt nil tho dainty
trappings of tho room, and looking
still oAencr at me.
"It's strange to think of!" I said,
dreamily, drawing a long, deep breath,
and turning my fnco toward him.
"To think of what, dear?"
"Of our living hero togother for
years nnd years I wonder how many
"Very many, I hope."
"Until wo'ro qulto old folk, and you
wear spectacles, and I wear caps.
John, do you know what I am always
"That tho years wero longer, Time
goes so quickly now, and I used to
think It dragged. Used time to drag
with you, too, John, beforo beforo you
John's gray eyes were less grave
than mine. They twinkled at me.
"Sometimes," ho said.
"Only sometimes? li seems to me.
looklpg baqktthnt tlmq always dragged
with me. Do you know, John, that I
can't bear to think of my old self. I'm
so sorry for her. Poor old self, shq
wns so miserable, so very miserable;
but sho didn't know."
"Don't speak of that old self as dead
and gone, Kitty. I won't havo It. I
havo a very tender feeling In my heart
for that old self that 1 fell In love
"So havo I, becauso you fell In lovo
with her; 1 wonder why you fell In
lovo with mo I'm glnd you did."
I was sitting on tho rug now beside
lib chair. I looked up nt him with a
happy llttlo smile. Ho smoothed back
my hnlr slowly with a cai easing touch.
"Aro you glad I fell In lovo with
you?" I asked, still smiling softly.
"Do you want mo to answer that
"No; I nsk silly questions, don't I?
I'm going to nsk ono more question,
John, a serious question: Wero you
happy, really happy, before you knew
"When I know you first, Kitty. I'm
afraid you didn't make much differ
ence to my happiness," ho replied,
banterlngly, and n llttlo cvualvcly.
"No, I know. You know me first so
many yenrs ago! You knew me In my
perninbulntor. You've seen mo In a
high chair eating soup. Oh, John, 1
can't bear to think that you know mo
when I wns such u silly llttlo thing! I
wonder when you first began to lovo
me. I wonder when I first began to
caro for you. Wero you happy beforo
I loved you ever ever, John?"
I scarcely knew why I spoko so ear
nestly. I had been speaking lightly
enough a minute ago; but some pass
ing expression on his face, sorno mo
mentary embarrassment caught my at
tention nnd gave my tone a sudden
"I suppoco you wore often happy?" I
added, after n moment, resignedly, yet
regretfully. "Hut It wns different. You
wcro never qulto ns happy, John, ns
you nrc now?"
"No; not ns happy ns now, Kitty,"
ho snld; but his nlr was a llttlo ab
stracted as ho spoko, nnd somehow his
assurance did not satisfy mo.
It was perhaps an hour later. Wo
had had our first meal In our now
home I Instnllcd In dignity nt tho
head of my table. John facing mo nt
tho other end. Wo had como back Into
tho dnlnty, pretty little drawing-room
to find curtnliiB drnwn, tho hearth well
swept, and shaded lamps casting n
soft-colored light around the room. I
had brought John a newspaper, look
ing at him beseechingly even as I laid
It down beforo him. and hoping that
ho would not rend It. Ho did not seo
or did not rightly interpret my be
seeching glnncc, nnd thanked mo with
n grateful Bmlle. Ho wn3 soon ab
sorbed In tho lending article, and I sat
on tho floor again besldo him nnd mndo
llttlo efforts every now nnd then to
distract his attention.
Suddenly, ns we wcro so engnged,
there enmo n smart tap at the drawing
room door nnd nt the same moment
tho door was opened.
(To bo continued.)
Win YoutiR nnil Pretty, but Lout Ilnr
I.PC ut Huttyiitiiirir.
Thero Is n very hnndsomo young
woman In Washington, rather well
known In nrt circles, who had tho nils
fortuno to fall down stairs a few years
ago, so badly fracturing ono of her
knees that the limb had to bo ampu
tated. Tho young woman, of course
walks with tho aid of crutches. She Is
not In tho least sensitive about tho
matter, and doesn't mind Informing
properly Introduced people of the na
ture of tho accident which maimed her.
Sho has set a little limit, however, and
sho wns compelled to use It ono nfter
noon last week. She got Into an F
street car, bound for tho hill, and
found hersolf in tho Bame seat with a
sharp-eyed woman who seemed to take
a whole lot of Interest in her nnd her
crutches. Sho scrutinized tho young
woman's faco carefully for n couplo of
minutes, then turned her attention to
tho workmanship of tho crutches,'
which sho took the liberty to hnndlo
curiously. Then she looked tho young
womnn over ngaln, and lenned over to
her. "D'ye mind tcllln' mo how you
lost your' leg?" she nsked, rasplly.
"Not In tho least," responded tho
young woman. "I lost It nt the ba'tle
of Gettysburg." Washington Post.
I.finq;rt Aplmltcil Htrrct In tlm World.
Philadelphia can boast of the long
est asphalted street in the world. Broad
street has that unique distinction.
First, ns already stnted, It Is tho long
est asphalted street In tho world; sec
ondly, It Is the only street which Is of
even width for eleven miles, nnd this
wldtl Is the greatest ever attained by
any street for n course of eleven miles.
It Is also tho stralghtest street, for
from League Island to tho couuty lino
It does n.ot vary an Inch, qxcopt where
tho great city building causes the street
to turn around It Seven miles of the
street are asphalted, but the remainder
is provided with a roadbed of flno
macadam, which is continued by tho
old York road, which extends for about
twenty miles farthor on. A., carriage
can drlyo on this street nnd road nnd
make only one turn In thirty-one miles.
Droau street Is 113 feet wide nnd meas
ures sixty-nine feet from curb to curb,
and thirty-five men can walk abreast
ComUtent ClirUtlnn HnVntlit.
Hicks Is your' wife any better since
sho went to Dr. Nihil, the Christian
scientist? Wicks No. Tho fact la, ho
Is the most consistent scientist I over
encountered. Ho not only donles that
there arc such things as pain and dis
ease, but he declares thero are no such
things as cures. Boston Transcript.
Last but not least tho one used by
a St. Louis shcemnker.
"I.ct'n get Peter to tube her."
Clem Jumped from his ehnlr nnd
slapped Tom roundly on tho shoulder,
so clnted wns he uvor IiIh bright Idea;
then both young men laughed heartily
r id wondered that they had not sooner
thought of so easy a way out of their
It wns n difficult Munition. Tho
outig men had hotly resented a scold
ing over some bolsh escapade from
their "specials," Tom's cousin Lottie
and Clem's sister Mnry. The girls
owcd never to speak to them ngaln
".ml by finding It convenient to visit
much away from home, nnd eschewing
evening church nnd festMtles had
managed to adhere to their resolution.
In the menutliuo tho Kings had
moved Into the place, nnd Juat to show
the girls thr.t they were not the only
cues In town, both young men had
taken to calling on Kittle. She wa.i n
lively, pretty girl, nnd It wan a pleas
nut place to visit, and so It had gone
on until they had established quttu an
lutliuncy, nnd without cither initially
Inviting her, they had committed
themselves to taking her to tho np
ptoachlng county fair, by talking to
her of getting up u party, In which
fhe was Included, to go In a largo
ttngmi, Then came the reconciliation
and row they wanted to go ns usual
In their buggies with Mnmo nnd Lot
tie, and they had to faco tho problem
of what to do about Kittle.
"I pupposo you'll tell Pcto and got
him to take Kittle off our bauds," u.ild
"Woll, mnybo that would do, nnd
then again mnybo It wouldn't," said
Clem, scornfully. "I'm not anxious for
nny one to know I'vj mndo u gooso of
m) self or the girl either for that mat
ter." "How arc yen going to manage,
"Introduce him nnd get him Inter
ested and make him think ho thought
of It himself."
"I promised Mnmo I'd never go there
ngaln," said Tom, ruefully.
"I know you did," was Clem's re
ply; "sho told mo and 1 gae her a
talking to and told her It wouldn't do.
We can't drop Kittle llko u hot potnto
after nil the good times we'vo had
down there, Just becauso they have
chosen to make up. It's their fault we
went thero In the first place, nnd
slnco we did, wo Intended to treat her
decently and get her acquainted with
the joung folks round here, nnd I
added that tho nicer tho girls wero to
her, tho less nice we'd have to be.
That settled It. Wo'ro nil going down
thero some night soon nnd nftcr that
Mnmo Is to nsk Klttlo to spend the
evening nt our house. We'll havo to
get Peto round then."
They met Peter (lint nftcrnoon, nnd
Clem took tho opportunity to tnlk
much of Klttlo and the good times they
had with her. "And that reminds me,"
ho said, carelessly, "she thinks you're
very handsome." Clem did not think
I'LL GET AHEAD OF HIM THIS
It necessary to add that ho had asked
tho question, nnd Klttlo had merely re
plied: "Yes, but I llko a man with
moro animation." Ho repeated tho bit
of flattery with such assurance of
truth that Peter said with a bashful
laugh: "Miss King la certainly a per
son of excellent taste."
"You can sec he's pleased," said
Clem when Peter had gone, "a fellow's
bound to be Interested in a girl who
thinks he's handsome. Let him think
of that awhile and he'll bo ready for
Two weeks passed before Klttlo's
visit to tho Norton'a could be nrranged.
"Tom nnd Lottlo aro to be there,
too," said Maine.
"And I'm going to nsk Pcto Lnyton,"
put In Clem; ho hasn't been to seo us
In a long time."
"Who is ho?" inquired Kittle.
"Why, that dark fellow who sings
tenor In the choir, tho ono you thought
looked too qulot, explained Clem. "I
thing he'd like to meet you, Miss Kit
tle; he was speaking of you tho other
day and said you were a girl of excel
Klttlo was not a whit moro susceptl
bio to flattery than most girls, but sho
could not help remembering the re
mark and trying to live up to Peter's
good opinion by appearing her pret
tiest tho night sho was to meet him at
They spent a very pleasant evening
nnd Clem managed, with careful tact,
to hold Klttlo and Peter up to each
other's admiration without sremlnr; to
do so. Ho talked much with Kiltie,
drawing forth tho girl's sprlghtllest
tallies, making Peter wish that he
could mako her laugh and chat like
that, and ho asked for Peter's sweet
est solos, and kept the conversation on
topics upon which tho young man
could tnlk "best.
It was Peter who saw Kittle home.
"My horso Is all ready," ho urged,
"and riding will bo plensantcr than
walking, even If it is but u short dis
tance." They were evidently Interested In
each other, but to Clem's dismay thero
it Bccmcl likely to end. Peter's bash
fulness had got tho Letter of him and
he hnd not ventured to tnlk with her
since. It had been left to Clem or Tom
to see her homo from chinch, nun ns
sho was usually with Mnmn or Lottlo
It wns easy for them to walk In thnt
dliectlon, thus politely escorting her
without hpeclnl attention from either
Clem wan thinking It over moodily
one Sunday afternoon while Manui But
writing at the table.
"Hcie, Clem," she iald, handing him
nu envelope, "this Is for Kittle. If
you'll piu it In our pocket now wo'll
be stiro to tnko It with us tonight."
Clem did ns requested, but a half
hour later, when he saw Peter driv
ing past, It Mashed upon him that hero
was an excellent opportunity to mako
that young iiinu call on Kittle, nnd
rushing out he hailed him.
Peter was going home, but would
call on tho way at Miss King's nnd
lenvo the letter to oblige Clem. Ho
looked nt It wondcilugly as ho drovo
"Must have something mighty Im
portant to say," he thought. "Haw her
this morning, and rxprcts to seo her
again tonight, but has to wrlto n letter
In tho meantime and Fend It by an
other fellow. Whnt'n ho up to, nny
way? Ono glil doesn't seem to bo
enough for him. He doesn't glvo nny
one else n chanco to talk to either
Uittlc or Miss King."
"Great Scott!" ho exclaimed, aloud,
ns a new Idea came to him. "I'll get
ahead of him this time. I'll speak for
myself beroro 1 hand In his letter. It's
fair enough. How did he know but I
wna going right there? Perhaps that'a
what hurried him ro."
Peter never doubted that ho was
carrying nn lnvltntlon from Clem for
tho pleasure of Mlts King's company
home from church thnt evening, nnd
Klttlo mndo no explanation, Biipposhig
thnt Peter knew tho contents of tho on
velopo nnd was on hlu way to her when
Clem met him.
Clem nnd Tom chuckled with glee to
co Kntle and Peter appear at church
together, but would no r.Ek her to tho
fair, now only a few daB off? That
was still undecided, nnd tho boyn
drove down to Peter's the next even
ing, determined, If possible, to find
"Sco bete, Pete." said Clem, "what
do you say to Joining tenuis and get
ting lip n load of young folks to go to
Peter looked surprised. "Thought
you two were so dreadfully fond of go
ing In buggies," he Raid, suspiciously.
"Well, buggies nre nicer for sorno
rensons," udmltted Tom, "but we cnr. t
bo so unsociable always. Clem will
have his team, and with my horse nnd
ours wo could tnko a Jolly party."
"Wo thought It would bo pleasanter
for fellows like you with no special
girl to take," hazarded Clem.
Peter coughed significantly. Ho re
membered a special girl ho had taken
tho night before. "Well, I don't
know," he said, slowly; "It's n big pull
with n h'envy wagon. Whom nro you
going to nsk?"
"Oh, our set, you know, nnd Miss
Now Peter thought ho understood.
Tho boys wcro nnxlous to hnvo Miss
King go with them, nnd his horso wns
being Invited to help It nlong. Clem's
reference to fcllown with no speclnl
girls to tnko rankled nnd ho grew mo
mentarily moro nnxlous to prevent
them taking tho girl, yet ho dared not
rcfuso outright, for if Kittle had al
ready promised them ho would wish to
mnko one of tho pnrty.
"Let us know first thing in tho morn
ing, old fellow," said Clem, nnd they
drove off, leaving Peter to do Just as
they hoped and expected ho would,
make a hasty toilet and call on Miss
Ho gave his refusnl to tho boys In
the morning with tho nlr of a man who
had conic out ahead.
Even nftcr tho fair It was fun to urgo
Peter along, and so they kept It up,
tnlklng continually In pralso of Kit
tle, and by war of hints taking him
Into their confidence nbout llttlo at
tentions they Intended to bestow on
Mame and Lottie, suggestions that tli
young man was not slow In acting
upon. They even Included him nnd
Klttlo In the speclnl good times which
they wero clever In planning and car
rying out, nnd of which Peter would
never iiavo thought, and before the
realized It ho was madly In love.
When tho affair lirrd reached that
crisis It was simply their duty, so Clem
said, to sco that It came out all right;
so gently, tactfully, tho urging went
on, and by tho next fair Petor nnd Miss
King wcro engaged. "Ho camo to tell
irio the day was sot," Clem reported,
"and ho wonders If you and I will
assist at his marriage."
"Will wo? Well. I should say bo."
snld Te i. "Wo haven't assisted nil
along to go hack on him now. We'll
bo there, swallow-tails nnd all."
And they were.
Tho 1'rlrne M'nUter Won.
A former governor of tho Australian
colonics tellH of a curious experience
ho once had with a long-headed prime
minister. The Intter brought In a cer
tain measure, calculated to mako tho
government popular with tho working
classes, although it affected n foreign
power so much that representation
were made to tho Imperial authorities
on thp 'subject. A dispatch was accord
ingly sent out to tho governor to veto
tho bill. Ho sent for the premier. "J'm
Borry, old man," tnld his excellency,
"but I've Just got orders from home,
and I rhall havo to block that bill,"
Tho premier replied, "Look here, gov
ernor, I don't care a hang about tlfa
Imperial guv'ment or about tho queens,
ns far fu tho thing l.Tconcerned, mid
what's more, I don't caro a hnrfg about
you. I've made up my mind to get that
bill through, and I'll bring It through'
Tho governor, who was politic, rskod
the "o)d m3n" to have n drink, and
dropped the, subject. The measure In
question became, a law In duo course.
HENS AND THEIR QOOD FRUIT.
Thi'jr Am hi, Irtipiirtntit fuclnr In tlio
Coiiiiiirrclnt I.lfr of llio Country.
From tho Richmond Dispatch: Tho
hen of tho present day is n most im
portant factor In the commercial world
not only on necoiint of her vernal off
npiing, but becauso clvillred pcoplo
nro dally growing fonder of her eggs.
StatlutlclniiH say It Is practlrally'lm
pofslLli) to guln nn Idea as to tho exact
number of eggs consumed, though tho
export and Import figures glvo n par
tial conception of Its enormousness.
Indeed, tho statistics Indicate that our
feathered friend hns all iho can at
tend to end barely can sparo tho tlmo
to nfHume tho rocpunalulltlcs of ronr
lng a family. During the year ending
July CO, 1J.99, tho United States ex
ported S.Gli.l.fill dozen eggs, valued nt
?(MI,:tS5. During this period they Im
ported 225,180 dozen, vnlued nt $21.
300, tho Increased duty on this food
supply having checked their Importa
tion. Of course, these figuies nro but
frngmentn of the almost Inconceivable
Inrgu total which Indicates tho nctunl
consumption of eggs In America. In
1898 Chicago nlonu handled 2,1I7,9D0
eases of thirty dozen each, of which
only l,22a,afil5 were shipped out. Thu
coiumlFslon houses aro generully tho
distributing points for eggs In tho
lnrgo cltlrK, but In tho country almost
every local r.toro deals In them. Many
merchants accept them In exchange for
goods, while n few iceclve orders frohi
the towns nnd dlsporo cf tho eggs to
hotels or other lnrgo concerns. Tho
egg eiitcrn Into our domestic llfo not
only nn n substantial food staple, but
ns an Ingtedlent of almost every con
ceivable arttdo of diet. There Is prac
tically no limit to Its usefulness In
this lino nnd when ono rcllects It
rectus almost Impossible thnt tho laud
could hold enough hens to meet tho
public demnnd. Tho iiocrot, perhaps,
lies In the fact thnt poultry can bo
found In every rural barnynrd nnd on
tho premises of scores of urban and
Kiiburbnu habitations. Every hen
knows her duty and docs It. Whllo
some of them apparently rejolco In
their labors accomplished, as a wholo
they nro modest nnd never "lot on"
thnt they reallzo tho world could not
comfortably movo without them. Tho
probabilities aro that as civilization
Increases and tho facilities fur trans
portntlou become fnster and better,
our feathered friend with tho crimson
trimmings will havo moro and moro
to do. Her output In decades to como
will bo tho grandest statistical puzzlo
of tho age, and no mathematician will
bo ablo to mako calculations as to tho
exnet amount of her "fruit." When
our neighbor's hens Ect In our llowcr
beds wo should recall these facts and
permit only our wives nnd daughtQM
to throw stones nt them.
WhUhy nnil Collin".
Cnpt. Slocum, who In telling In tho
Century of his voyngo around tho
world alone In n llttlo sloop, tho Spray,
wns familiar with most of tho ports
In which ho found himself on his Jour
ney of 4C.C00 mlleB. One of those was
Buenos Aires. Thero ho looked In vnlii
for tho mnn who onco sold whisky
nnd colHnB In Buenos Aires; tho march
of civilization hnd crushed him mem
ory only clung to IiIb nnmo. "Enter
prising man that ho was, I fain would
havo looked him up. I remombcr tho
tiers of whisky barrels, ranged on end,
ono ouo Bldo of tho store, while on tho
other side, nnd divided by a. thin par
tition, wcro tho coffins In tho, snmo
order, of nil sizes nnd In great num
bers. Tho unlquo arrangement seemed.
In order, for as a cask was emptied, a
coffin might bo filled. Besides cheap
whltky and mnny other liquors, ho
sold 'elder,' which he mnriufacturcdl
from damaged Malaga raisins. Within
tho scopo of his enterprise was also
tho boIo of mineral waters, not entire
ly blameless of tho germs of disease.
This man Riirely catered to nil tho
tastes, wants, and conditions of his
Ilolluoliltil A moos KIi;jt.
Among the nnccdotes rcldted by" tho
Hon. John Blgclow In the October Cen
tury, In n seiles Of extracts from his
conversations with Von Bunscn, Is
this nbout tho fnmous banker Roths
child: During tho famous Congress of
Vienna, already referred to, ench of
the several monarchs present was tho
guest of some nobleman. On one fes
tive occasion Baron Rothschild was,
Invited par exception. Ho modestly
went to tnko IiIb place, not among tho
moro exalted guests. When they dis
covered Rothschild, however, they all
rote, one after tho other, nnil saluted
him, except tho King of Prussia. Somo
ono asked tho king why he did not
salute the great European banker.
"Did I not?" ho replied. "Woll, 1 sup-poi-o
It was becauso I was tho only ono
who did not owe him anything." This
rcnlnds ono of a lino In ono of Pope's
I never nmiwcrcd: I was not in debt.
Onlo Exposition f..r Her. Cmitfinnuf,
Director General RyaVof the Ohio'
centennial estimates that $5,000,000
will be plaped In tho enterprise. Con
gress nppropriatbd$50a,000 on tho con
dition that Toledo, where tho exposi
tion is to bo held, would glVd 'a llko
amount. This has becu done, and tho
city Is also preparing a , beautiful, site
on tho bay etioVeWlchNvjli!<$3uu
000 more. Tho legal title of the cen
tennial Is "Tho Ohio Centennial and
Northwest Territory ExpaaltronyanA
It will bo held In 1902. Ohio was tho
first of tho six, )mportant states to bo
carved out of the 'Northwest territory,
tho others belnsr Indiana:, llitn'dls.
Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
All of these states havo appointed com
nihIoncrs to sco thnt they1 aro repre
sental In tho exposition, and they will
havo their stato buildings and exhibits
Ohlo"waB really admitted to tho union
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