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By Author of
CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
"The secret Is not my own," lie con
tinued earnestly nfter a nilnuto; "you
must bo satisfied with hair coull
dencos.' I wnlted.
"What I want to tell you, Kitty, Is
this. I am bringing n visitor hero to
night to sleep. I want no one to know
that ho Is here. Ho Is eluding Justice. I
am sorry to say that I am abetting
"John, what has he done?"
"Don't be frightened, Kitty. Wo can
Bleep In safety without fearing for our
lives. Ho has forged n cheque a
cheque- for a largo amount. It is not
his first offense. Many years ago ho was
Kullty of a similar forgery: then the
would-bo prosecutor was bought off,
the case was never brought Into court.
This timo he has to deal with men who
are mado of sterner stuff. They will
hear no compromise; they insist on
prosecuting; for weeks past I havo
been trying to negotiate with them, to
eavo him. I havo failed.."
"Is ho worth it, John worth all your
"No, I think not."
"Why are you so anxious, then?"
"For old friendship's sake."
"Wa3 he an old friend of yours? Oh,
let htm como here; wo can hldo him!"
"Kitty, you spoke then almost as
your old self might havo spoken. No.
dear, ho was never a dear friend of
mine. As I said before, Kitty, you
must be content with half confidences.
A few weekB ago I hoped ho had es
caped. He could not bo found. Then
wo discovered that ho hud returned to
London and was hero In hiding. To
day I find, what I feared yesterday,
that his hiding place has been discov
ered; ho dares not return thero to
night When It is much later and the
way is clear, I shall bring hlra hero.
No ono need see him, Kitty. I havo a
I LOOKED STRA
disguise prepared for him. Tomorrow,
when ho leaves here, ho will, I hope,
bo unrecognizable. His berth has been
taken for him in another namo In a
ehlp for South America. Onco there,
he will bo beyond tho law."
John stood talking to mo for somo
time longer, arranging tho details of
"Shall I seo him, John?" I asked.
"I think not, Kitty."
I rose at last to go. John detained
me a mlnuto longer.
"Not a word to Meg," ho warned
"No," I promised.
"Ono would not willingly trust Btate
secrets to Meg," ho added, with a slight
Bmilo. "Try to keep her with you all
tho evening, Kitty. Ab for tho serv
ants, I will tell them to build up tho
study Hre and then not to disturb mo
again tonight. "When dinner Is over,
take Meg back to tho drawing-room
and kcop her there."
"You will not be at dinner, John?"
"No," he answered abstractedly, "I
am going out now."
"Where?" I asked.
Tho question escaped mo beforo I had
time to think; it was not often that
I questioned him about his goings. Ho
looked a little vexed nt tho question
"To Madamo Arnaud's," ho answered
I turned toward the door; he opened
It for me, smiling at mo as bo did so.
"Thank you, Kitty," ho said in e
grateful tone. "You have helped mo
"A wifely duty!" I returnod, with a
bitter little smile. "Don't thank me,
I was bound to help you;" and I
turned away from him with tho sound
of my own bitter mocking voice ring
ing la my cars.
"Heigh-ho, what a long ovenlng this
Is!" and Meg sighed. "Wind and rain,
wind and rain; listen to It,"
"Don't stand at tho window, Meg," I
Rut Meg did not heed mo. She stood
between tho parted curtains, and
looked out across tho wet pavement
shining In tho gaslight.
"Madame Arnaud!" cried Meg sud
denly. "Madamo Arnaud?" I repeated.
"Sho Is coming In with John. Sho
chooses strange hours for calling, Kit
ty; tho clock Is Just striking nine.
Well, I am glad that some one has
como to enliven our dullness even n
dull caller Is better than no one."
"But not tonight," I said absently.
Meg turned nway from tho window;
we both waited for John to bring
Madame Arnaud Into tho drawing
room. Wo waited In vain. Thero
woro steps In tho hall, then John's
Etudy door closed, aud all was silent
In tho house.
Meg and I wero silent, too; tho rain
beat against tho panes; I sat and lis
tened to It nbsently. Presently Meg
crossed tho room and Flood brsldo my
chair, and kissed mo caressingly.
"Madamo Arnaud must havo gono
again," I oald, almost defiantly, defying
Meg's unspoken sympathy, turning and
looking up nt her.
Meg did not answer. Presently sho
drew a low chair Just opposlto to mine.
An hour dragged by. All through
that hour, even whllo Meg talked, I
was listening with a strained atten
tion. "Co to bed, Meg," I Eald at last,
"Do go, Meg," I urged.
Meg glanced at me. Then for once,
sho roso and kissed mo again and
Tho wind had ilscn; tho rain boat
dcafeningly against the window.
Sounds in tho houso wero lost in tho
sounds of tho storm outside. I crossed
IGHT AT HIM.
tho room, took up ray stand at tho
window, whore Meg had been standing,
and closed tho curtains bohlnd mo to
abut out tho light of the room.
Minutes went by, minutes that
becmod llko hours. At last tho houso
door opened, chut softly, and John and
Madamo Arnaud camo out together,
and passed thq window where I stood.
I waited. Ton minutes passed. The
clock struck eleven slowly, and John
passed tho window again this tlmo
Ho lot himself In silently; ho went
back to his study, and for an hour
longer I waited.
Tho 11 ro had gone out, the room had
grown cold; but my head was hot and
throbbing. I threw open tho window
and knelt beside it, welcoming tho
cold wind that, swept in, even wel
coming tho rain that beat apnlnst my
burning cheek. After a mlnuto I
shivered. But oven then I did not
move. Physical cold seemed to
deaden1 for a mlnuto all the passlonato
burning tumult of thoughts that wero
surging through my brain.
The wind caught tho curtains and
mado them sway to and fro. Suddenly,
as tho door was opened, I turned to
eco John coming In with a firm quick
step across tho room. Ho drew down
tho window sharply beforo ho spoko
u word. Then ho turned to mo, with a
quick glance of mingled severity and
gentleness. Ho tried to speak pa
tiently, but there was something of
anger In his self-controlled tone.
"Do you try to make yourself HI,
Kitty?" ho asked.
I had risen from my knees, and I
stood leaning against tho shutter, my
hands held down before mo. I looked
straight at him, all the agony, all tho
hopelessness of tho past two hours
shining in my eyes,
"I try to die," I 3ald calmly, with tho
calmness of the deepest passion.
John's eyes expressed a passion aa
deep as mine, He was putting a curb
upon his speech; his effort after self
restraint was evident.
"Why should I wish to live?" 1
asked. "Why? Tell mo why."
John sighed and mado no nuawor, I
went on passionately
"If tho wind blows upon mo a little,
If tho rain touches mo, you are sorry.
You aro not sorry that my heart la
breaking. It is breaking all day Ions
always. And you you do not care."
"Kilty, I think you aro mad when
you talk like this."
I pushed back my hair, which was
falling loosely about my foivhead, and
looked at htm with nn odd little smile
a heart-broken half-blttcr smile.
"I should bo happier If 1 died," 1
said. "And you could marry Madamo
John's gray eyes (lathed a quick,
startled, scrutinizing glance at my
"That In ono of tho things, Kitty,
that 1 cannot allow even you to say,"
he returned nt lust severely.
There waH a long silence. It was
John who was tho first to break It.
Ho spoko slowly, aud his touo was
heavy as ho Bpokc.
"You asked mo tho other dny to lot
you leave me," ho said. "I refused. I
was wrong and you wero right. You
may go, Kitty. 1 will not try to keep
you with me."
I was silent. John turned nway,
with a tired and heavy sigh.
"Wo will talk of It tomorrow," ho
added. "It's too lato wo aro neither
of us calm enough to talk tonight.
But you shall go. I promise."
I think I murmured n few lncohcicnt
words of thanks ns I turned away. I
might go! Tho prlvllego seemed nn
empty boon, Indeed. I hud no feeling
of elation, no feeling of contentment In
having won. Llfo stretched away
blankly before me, bereft of every Joy,
Even now I cannot recall tho long
hours of that night with an aching pity
for that old self of mine who lay sleep
less, tearless the whole night through,
and henrd tho hours strlko ono by one,
and waited In a dull, hopeless, uncx
pectant way for tho dawn to break.
Tho dawn cumo at last. Tho sun
roso slowly abovo tho houso tops a
red oi b In s. copper-colored sky. I
dressed wearily, and turned with a
heavy heart to go down stairs.
My hand was on the h audio of my
door when the door was opened from
outside. Meg camo In. At tho llrst
sight of her faco I stepped forward
quickly and put my arm around her.
Her faco was deathly white white
even to tho lips. Her lips were tremu
lous, and yet they wero trying In a
pathetic way to laugh at horsclf and at
me at herself for her emotion, and nt
mo for my solicitude.
"I ought to faint, Kitty," sho said,
looking nt mo with a queer, tremulous
llttlo Emlle. "It would bo befitting
and and romantic, dear."
Sho pushed uway the can de Cologno
I had brought her, nnd gradually tho
color camo back Into her checks.
"You should havo told mo ho wns
here," sho said, after a minute, hnlf
llghtly, half roproachfully.
"Did you seo somo one, Meg? Wero
you startlod? A a friend of John's
camo la3t night to stay. I didn't tell
"Do you know who ho wan?" Bho
"No. I don't know John didn't tell
me. But ho told mo that he was com
ing. I wish you hadn't seen him, Meg.
Ho startled you naturally when you
didn't know that any one was staying
here. Would you mind, Meg, not say
Ins to any one that you havo seen
Meg laughed harshly.
"I am not likely to mention It, Kit
ty," sho said drily. "It 13 not often,
denr, that I boast of that early es
capade of mine. When I am an eld
woman and very dull I mny weavo a
romanco out of those Ices and lovo
letters and Jam puffs; but I am nat
old enough Just yet. I Bhan't talk o
It, denr; don't fear."
"Meg, what do you mean? Who was
It you saw? Not Arthur St. John?"
(To bo continued,)
How a Itulio Wa Made to III Salary
Tho Chicago News of a lato date
gives currency to tho following Btory:
A few years ago Collls P. Huntington's
private secretary, Mr. Miles, asked for
an Increase of salary. "Do you need
any more money?" asked Mr. Hunt
ington, thoughtfully. "No, sir, I don't
exactly need it," repllod Mr. Miles,
"but still I'd be glad to bo getting a
llttlo more " "Ah hum-m-m," mused
his employer, "can you get along' with
out tho advance for tho prosent?" "Oh,
yes," answered tho secretary, "I guess
so," and tho matter was dropped. A
couplo of years lator a now boy ap
peared at tho Miles homo and the
secretary thought tho tlmo propitious
to renew tho application. "Why, ray
denr sir," said Mr. Huntington, when
ho heard him through, "I raised your
salary when you usked mo before." "I
novcr heard anything about it," said
the sccrotary, in amazement. "Proba
bly not," returned Mr. Huntington; "In
fact, I used that money to buy a piece
of property for you. I'd Just let It
stand for a while if I woro you." Mr.
Miles thanked him warmly and retired,
somewhat mystified. Recently Mr.
Huntington called him Into his prlvato
office. "By tho way, Miles," ho said,
"I havo sold that real e3tato of yours
at a protty good advance. Hero Is tho
check." The amount was $50,000. Tho
property was part of a large section
purchased by tho railway king as an
Investment for his wife.
Height of Vulgarity.
Among tho French, formerly, to
make even tho most casual referenco
to a handkerchief was considered the
height of vulgarity.
IN THE ODD COMER.
QUEER AND CURIOUS THINGS
limiting lnrdmi lit thn Bet Hog
Whip I. Ion Tho King if tti'imlr,
though Not I'ult drown, Wit I.nrgo
In u t'lngiitrftn Hull Curl.
Tho Our Urny Ilitlr.
Tlio wlxot of tlio wlsn
I.UIpii to prnlty lie,
And lovo to hear tliem toM; '
I'oiilit not tlitit Hotoiiinu
l.lsten'd lo many it ono
Hontn In lilt yuutli, uud inuro u lieu he
I never int munug
Tlio choir of WlydomV none,
Hut pietly IIoh loved 1
An niui'li nn miy Ling
When youth um on tint wing,
And (iniiiit It then ho told?) whin youth
hud quite koiio hy.
Alan! nnd I have not ,'
'J ho plcaxnut hour forgot,
When ono port lady mtld
"O, I.uudorl I inn qulto
Bowlldeted with affright;
I see (nit quiet now!) it white, hair on your
Another, more, beaten,
Uicw out that hair of mine,
And In her own dark hair
Protended who Imd found
That one, nnd twlrl'd It loinid
Fair aa alio wuh, kIio never wan ho fair.
V. S. I.audor.
minting (Inrdent In tlio Hen.
Not only tho mnlnlnnd, but tho Is
land of Callfomln, which rise from
tho sea llko submerged mountain
peaks, havo wonderful lloatlng gar
dens through which vessels often plow
with difficulty In entering tho small
harbors which dot tho const. At Santa
Barbara, tho cntranco of tho bay la
n tuazo of lloatlng vegetation, and tho
Islnmls off tho coa3t, especially Santa
Cntallna, aro moro or lea'i surrounded.
Tho lloatlng gardens are formed of
long streamers of kelp, which, at
tached to tho bottom, grow upward to
a dlstnnco of fifty to 500 feet, throw
ing nut broad leaves and air-bulbs,
which act as so many balloons to sup
port them. Tho effect of this Is to' glvo
a perfect foreat of broad green leaves
rising upward and presenting n sharp
contrast to tho bluo water in which
Graceful In appearance, thoy turn, nt
every whim of tho tide; now lloatlng
directly upward, their loaves high abovo
water, nnd caught by tho breeze; again
reaching nway In long streamers, they
aro among tho most striking nnd beau
tiful objects of tho submarine world.
When In shoro tho huge plants assumo
a vertical position, and becomo float
ing gardens In reality. In tho bay of
Avalon they present so many attrac
tions that boats havo been constructed
especially to float over them and af
ford tho occupants nn opportunity to
observo tho wonders of tho ocean
Thcso boats aro nil provided with
largo plate glass windows sot Into tho
bottom, so tho observer can sit In tho
boat and gnzo down through the win
dow nnd see Intensified small animals.
Tho glass as suggested magnifies ob
jects, and In floating nlong ono can al
most lmaglno himself under tho water
nnd roaming at will In these gardens
of tho sen. Each leaf or frond Is
covered with patches of color, which
represents varied animals or plants;
somo nro purplo, red, green or yellow.
Hero aro delicate sea anemones, which
so resomblo blooming flowers that thoy,
can scarcely bo distinguished from tho
truo flowers of tho land. At tho
slightest noise thoy close up, with
drawing their many colored tentacles,
then slowly blooming out again.
Hero nro minute plant-llko creatures
that aro roally animals, though grow
ing In a shrub-llko form, nnd nmong
tho wonders of this floating garden nro
somo that give birth to minute young,
which becomo Jelly fishes, to float nway
and at night fill tho ocean with a won
derful phosphorescent light.
Strange shells crawl upon tho gtoat
leaves; crabs that mimic their colors
perfectly, and fishes of tho exact tint
cling to them, safo in this rcsemblauco
from many enemies. Tho long leaves,
when unaffected by the current, rlso
directly upward and form n mnzo of
archeH down among which many
strango forms nro to bo seen.
, Directly on tho bottom a largo octo
pus comes limping along, throwing out
Its eight sucker-lined arms, moving In
a Btrnngo fashion, waves of color pass
ing slowly over It, that seem to adapt
It to tho color of tho bottom over
which It is passing. Near by wo catch
a glimpse of a cousin, tho nrgonuut or
nuutllus, crawling along, holding Its
dellcato shell over Us head. C. F. Hol
der In Sunsot.
At Prlnco Albert, a remote but busy
vlllago In tho Canadian northwest, a
weokly newspaper Is, or recontly was,
regularly published, Bays the New Or
leans PIcayuno, In tho handwriting of
Its proprietor, editor, reporter, adver
tising agent and printer, tho flvo being
ono man. Ho adorned his lively four
paged sheet with caricatures rudely
copied from comic papers, nnd deco
rated bis horse and stock "ads" with
rough cuts. Tho paper appeared In
purplo Ink from a gelatlno copying
press, or hektdgraph, and its editori
als and local news woro usually bo
clearly presented that tho llttlo jour
nal was Influential In tho territories,
read vlth avidity in tlio newspaper of
fices of -eastern Canada and constantly
quoted as an authority, A newspaper
by tho same process la tho Mashona
land Herald and Zambesi Tlmos, con
ducted by an Englishman In tho wllda
of Africa and supported by subscrip
tions and "ads" from miners and
traders. Tho most northerly of news
papers Is said to be tho Nord Knp,
published weekly In Hnmmorffst, Nor
way, by Peter Johannsen, who lives
and works In n llttlo tuft-roofed house.
Tho Noid Knp Is, howcor, rt.'ila.ly
printed from news received by a ship,
which touches nt Hammeriest -hut
onco in eight dajn. Somotlmci Uio
latent news nrrlvcs nn tho day of pub
Mention for tho former hatch, and thon
"tho Intuit" does not get Into the Ni-d
Kup until It has been known fourteen
dajn or inoio to tho groat world to the
southward, But the tuniU curious pa
per of all Is that described by Mr. (1, A.
Sal.t iiH formerly published In tho Dec
can. This paper wan lithographed
every morning on a squnro of white
cotton cloth. After having perused It
the Mihscrlbcrtt employed it ns a
pocket handkerchief. Then thoy Rent
It to the local washerwoman, who re
turned It, a clean squaro of whlto cot
ton, to thn publisher, who lithographed
and Issued tho sniuu sheet iignln and
A Hoc; With Hpectnolo.
Monsieur Blum relates that, being
fiomowhiu fond of the chase, ha wan
ptcsented by n friend with a magnifi
cent hunting dog. TliKt niilmnl proved
to havo tho groat qualities of n dog of
that profession; his scent wns keen
and discriminating; he was obedient,
brave, not In the least gun-ahy, and
would retrieve to perfection. He hnil,
Indeed, but ono fault, nnd that wrm
serious. In coursing through the woods
ho often ran against trccu, and In tho
houso would strlko against clinlrs.
tnbkfl, doors, and other objects which
enmu In his way. Ills owner wondered
what could be tlio matter with him,
and took him to a veterinary. This
mnn kept tho dog n few weeks, and re
turned him with his bill, and thn In
formation that ho was near-nlghted.
"Ho needs a pair of gl.issui." said tho
veterinary, with n grin. The udvlco
wna good, nnd the dog'H master acted
upon It at once. Hn had a pair of
sufficiently lnrgo lenres mado and
adapted to tho dog's wear by nn In
genious nrtlcnn. Tho bows of the
glasses went round tho aulmnl's caiB,
and were securely fnstened thcie. At
first tlio dog was much surprised at
these Instruments mid tried to got
them off. Soon, however, It seemed to
dawn upon him whnt they wero for,
and ho thru woro them with groat
prldo and satisfaction. Tho dog np
pcared to gain every advantngo from
his glasecs whlrh humnn beings gain
from theirs. Ho often went hunting
uftcr, not depending on his scent. Ono
day, akin! the dog's owner went to
hunt with him In a wood whcio thero
wero wild boarn. Tho dog came upon
ono of those ferocious creatures and
vnllnntly attacked him. In tho mldbt
of tho combat the boar drove his tusk
through thn glasses, and not only this
but so filled tho poor doga eyes with
thn fragments of glass that from that
tlmo ho was totally blind. London
Dog Whip I. Ion.
Thn power of n dog named Mardo Is
described In Leslie's Weokly. Tho an
imal belongs to Superintendent Sol
Stcphau, of tho Cincinnati Zoo. Tho
fight took place In tho carnlvorn build
ing of tho famous gardens n few weeks
ago. The keeper of tho lion had taken
him out of his cngo and wan exercising
him up nnd down the wldo corridor,
with only a small chain attached to
tho animal's collar. Suddenly thn lion
became unruly und attacked tho hoop
er. Mardo saw tho hostllo movements
of tho lion, which Is thrco-quartora
grown, and much larger nnd heavier
than tho dog, and ho knew his mnstor's
danger. Tho dog was on tho lion's
back In nn lnstnut, and In lc3s than
three minutes he had thrnshed tho an
imal ro thoroughly that It whined for
mercy. Although tho dog Is only IS
months old, nnd virtually a puppy, still
It was too much for tho king of beasts,
and tho latter was led back to his cago
after tho fight, a wiser and a meeker
lion, Mardo Is now tho king of tho
zoo, aud numerous olfcrs for him from
other cities nnd from clrcu3 and mu
seum managers havo been refused. He
Is a Great Dano and ho has proved
himself a great fighter.
In a Clngitlnno Hull Cart.
For both danger and discomfort n
bull cart In Ceylon Is hard to beat. Tho
bull Is of uncertain tompcr, nnd the
cart is no constructed as to, top one out
on tho slightest provocation. The bull
Is driven by a string passed through
his nostrils, and a yoke lieu on his
neck behind his hump, but thero Is
nothing to prevent him gottlug free
fiom tho yoko when ho likes, nnd this
ho frequently does by suddonly run
ning to tho dangerous sldo of tho road
and coming to a dc.ul atop with his
head on tho ground. This results in
tho driver being thrown on to the
shafts, and tho unhappy passenger.who
Bits as one docs on the back scat of a
dog cart, being thrown backwards on
the top of all. Tho cart .howover, Is
not a high one, and tho victims pick
themselves up without damage, and go
on till tho bull tlrcj nnd tho sume
thing huppens again. St. Peters.
One of tho most curious examples of
nature's mimicries Is tho substance
Jewelers call odoreta loto. Tho ordin
ary observer would call this lovely
stono puro turquoise. But It la really
nothing of the kind. It Is simply the
fossil teeth of long extinct animals
which havo becomo tinged with various
mineral salts. It Is much softer than
tho truo turquoise, All tho best tur
quolso comes from Khorassan, In Per
sia. Wo Urtat Inducement.
If a Chinaman .saves n man's life ho
is compelled by law to oiipport him;
tho result la drowning folk often per
About 400,000 tourists visited Swit
zerland during tho past summer, and
their expenditures aro estimated at
MIDN'I HIT BOB TOOMBS.
Cinw ft lllg (loorght Politician Diiwll
imcljr saved llli On n 1,1 fo,
Den Bain gave mo it now Toombi
'o.-;' iccrntly, sajn tho Atlanta Con
stitution. 1 call It new because It ban
never boon printed. Ono night, whon
the leglslaturo was In session, tho old
Mnrkham house was crowded with
statesmen nnd loungers. (Sen. Toombs
won thun Somothliig hnd gone wrong
nt the cnpltol mid hu wan mad. An
usual, he took no pains to concent his
sentiments. When llulu entered tho
hotel he found the general talking ex
citedly with a crowd around him.
Toombs objected fo something said or
dnnti In the legislature nnd proceeded
to "cusH out" tho wholo body. Tho
eloquent talker wna perfectly recklcsi.
Ilo tluow off brilliant epigrams, epi
thets mid outbursts of piofanlty until
ho almost equaled a volcano In tho
force, fury nnd lira of his eruptions.
The loungers listened nnd laughed.
They onjojed It tremendously nnd
looked nt tho politicians to seo how
they stood It. Among thoflo present
wan n niomber from a middle Georgia
county. Ho wns u giant In stature,
tall, hrnnilBhouldcrcd and muscular.
Ho was not In a good humor nnd
Toombs Irrltnted him. Finally ho re
sented the general's remarks. "I'll bo
d d It 1 Htniul your talk any longer,"
he nam. "You am too pergonal, and II
you repeat your stntcment I'll hit you!'
This Interested tho crowd. Tho legis
lator toweroit over everybody, ready
to strlko tho general. Toombs, In his
fearless way, was nbotit to Fay some
thing when iioveinl of his friends gent
ly drew him Into tho elevator nnd took
him to his room. "I was JiiHt about to
hit him," icmarkcd thu legislator. Just
then a very small, dcllcatc-luoklug
man, with a palo faco mid mild bluo
eyes, walked up to tho big politician.
"Yob," said tho little man, quietly, "I
Hiiwtlmt you were about to lilt him.
That's why I came up." "I don't un-
(IcmtaiU,' leplied tho other, "I got
cloio to you," continued tho llttlo man,
"bccniiiio I was going to kill you If you
struck (Jen. Toombs. I nm fixed for
It, nnd If you had touched him I would
havo shot you through tho heart!"
Saying this ho tupped hlu hip pocket.
Tho tall legislator In somo confusion
Hald something apologetic nnd explan
atory and remembered an engagement
elsewhere. "That llttlo mnn," Hald
Rnln In conclusion, "wns Col John H.
Hart, ono of tho bravest cavalry offi
cers In tho confederate service. Ho
wns afraid of nothing, nnd ho moant
JttBt what ho said. Ho would havo
killed that man It ho hud struck
Nceonlty Ha Mitdo Tholr Young Kytt
Between tho womnn whose business
tnkes her much nround town and tho
widonwako urchins belonging to tho
newsboy nnd bootblack fraternity
there exist feelings of great cordiality,
sayB tho Now York Commercial Ad
vertiser, "Ncccnolty has mado tho
street boy'H eyes very observant nnd
somehow ho uhvaya sees tho way to
help any ono out," dcclnrea onn en
thusiastic friend of tho helpful gnraln.
"Tho other day I camo downtown, cn
ctimberod with a drcm-Hult enso In ono
hand and an umbrella In tho other. I
wn3 also carrying a pnrcol under my
arm. To my discomfort I felt tho
package clipping forwnrd to a point
whero It would soon fall. I bad a
notion to deposit tho suit case on thu
wet ground to frco one hand when a
newsboy darted to my sldo nnd gavo
Just thn little push needed to replacn
tho parcel under my arm. I nm sure,"
triumphantly nddod tho apcakcr, "that
thero aro few men of my acquaintances
who would have seen my dilemma or
thought to relievo It." During tho
strlko fmv copies of tho boycotted
papora were sold to those women who
aro Indebted to tho newsboy for many
friendly offices, such as tho restora
tion of dropped packnges, or, greatest
favor or all, that ohrlll whlstlo which
attracts tho attention of tho Inatten
tive grlpmnn. One such, returning
from her vacation in a region whero
New York paperr. were rare, eagerly
hailed a newsboy with tho question:
"Is tho strlko off? Did you get what
you wanted?" Tlio small boy shook
his head. "Compr'mlsed," ho said,
and then gloomily, "do lenders was
Kxtlnotlun of the Maori.
Judging from a recent roport of tho
registrar general of New Zealand,
that fine martial race, tho Maoris, is
going the way of all aborigines whoso
country has been colonized by tho
whites, Thoy may not becomo abso
lutely extinct for a few moro decades,
but their doom Is sealed. Among tho
causes officially assigned for tho thin
ning of their numbers are tho high in
fantllo mortality resulting front Im
proper food, exposure, and tho want
of ordinary care, constitutions dobll
ltated by past dobauchory, tho belief
In natlvo doctors nnd neglect of tho
sick, and the a "option of European
habits and costi'xtes, leading to dis
eases of tho i expiratory organs. A
Maori M. A., M Nngnta, In address
ing a recent conf jvence of his country
men, said that drink w?s pauperizing
thoin and sapplnif their vitality. Lon
Tito Crying Need.
Wireless telegraphy, horseless car
riages and chalnless bicycles aro all
very well In their way, but what tho
world rca.ly yearns for Is a nolsoless
Mrs. Hicks Do you havo nny troubla
In keeping your children elenn? Mrs.
Wicks Not a bit. I don't try, De
troit Frco Press.
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