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ft A Tale of the Blue and the Gray. K
6 BYE. WERNER. L
M. fopyHRht, li. bv llnbort Homier s .m yji
MMwSfT-Jiii?1 riai,(!"tI"mHI' ' ! '' "I ITH-VO he Would llHV.. shot
-iJ!.-Y J. I0"11"10'11":"'1"- lly W Loth dOW.l it, ,,,1,1 l,, If you
"ZJZ, . ., "':. '. .m?U1!
to bo awed l,y thnt of a tiiitt, who hml
neon almost n stranger to him aiul
had nover possessed Ins sympathies.
Scarcely had the Immediate t datives
loft the room, when, to the magls
trato'a horror, he look a seat close he
"Lot mo give you our wannest
tlinnhit," hu said, In the filendllest
. .... ......
.u .. ' ' " rtsl 0I I "lilwr f the regiment to one of the
the dinner to ho served. I'll call the little festivities which are often Im
waiter at once." provlsed on the march or In camp.
No, thank you." teplled the old I a certain feeling of anxiety per
gentleman, uneasily. "I prefer to leave vaded the group. Lieutenant Iloland,
nt once. Mr. Roland promised to let though expected evcrv minute, had not
tin return tn Mm ..it.." ... ... ..... ...
na return to the city.
"Vch, the carriage will he at your
disposal in half an hour at latest. The
young couple, to whom you will
doubtless be ready to yield pteeedence.
start llrst; and until then I shall
have tho honor of entertaining you."
Mr. Thompson glanced timidly at
lila neighbor's coat-pocket, where he
know that the revolver was coiieenl-
ed, but did not venture to decline the
offered entertainment ami yielded to j
his fate. Fortunately he was i,t sub
jecieu to too long a trial.
Meanwhile a short but touching
scene had occurred in the sick room,
where Florence; amid burning tears,
saw her father draw his last breath.
Ho passed away in sleep, without re-
gaining consciousness. Harrison's l
death broke tho chain which bound his
Wenk and Irresolute ns Flnrenr-.. lm.l
seemed, tho Inevitable found her calm,
and tho consciousness of the peril
which every moment's delay Increased
for her husband sustained her
strength. She knelt to kiss the dead
"AH, THERE COMES
man's brow and bid him farewell;
nothing now held her to Springfield.
Meanwhile William, In a low tone,
gave the aid servant tho necessary or
ders. "Ralph, wo shall leave the care of
your dead master in your hands. You
will render him the luBt services and
remain hero until the funeral Is over.
Then seek us at tho place I have de
scribed to you. Escape is not diffi
cult now, and the road is not long.
Sco that Edward Harrison Is not found
anil released before an hour liaB pass
ed. Ho is gagged and bound, but
there Is no danger concerning his life.
The lougei you can prevent his being
discovered the greater will be our
chance of surety. H you are question
ed, you Know no nioro than tho other
servants and had tho best Intentions
In bringing the message. They can
iiot help believing you, and In three
days wo shall expect you."
Florence had also risen and held out
her hand to the old man.
"Farowell till wo meet again, Ralph!
1 cannot even attend my rather to tho
grave, and must leave tho last olllcos
to bo rendered by tho bunds of
strangers; but he will rorglvo me; ho
knows that my husband's life is at
Tho carriage had rolled up to the
terrace outside. They avoided the way
through tho ante-room, where all tho
servants hnd assembled. William led
his wiro through tho drawing-room,
whero Maxwell Joined them, artor tak
ing a friendly loave or Mr. Thomp
son and assuring him or his high re
gard. Tho young couplo entered,
John took tho reins from tho driv
er's hands, ordered him to remain and
sprang on tho box himself. The car
riogo daBhod off at tho horses' ut
Five minutes later, tho magistrate's
face appeared in tho open doorway,
and behind him tho tall tlgnro or his
clerk. Roth gazed curiously and tim
idly nrter tho carrlago, which was no
longer visible. Only a cloud or dust
in tho dlatanco showed that tho spir
ited animals were doing their duty.
"Thcro they go!" said the Justice,
drawing a long breath. "Thank heav
en! That Doctor Maxwell Is Satan
"A horrlblo fellow!" echoed the
I"''1 """'''"' "' coioninny.'
"Yes. a horrible tollow," renniitril
Mr. Thompson. "Ltut ait original, ,o
tnarkalile character, too, mill he has a
vety high rogutd foi me. lie told me
so tluee times."
It was sunset at the I'tilon eanip.
fir. If I II I I .. I ll .1...
v wiuiii-i i u i in Him miiiiiikiiii-ii an ine
Vet arrived. The cnlonel had no rea
son to conceal the fact that he had
given the young olllcer a leave of ab
sence or Its purpose True, dangers
and tisks weie everyday occurrences
in this war; people icgnrdcd thorn as
matters of course and wasted few
words over them, but Roland was, ns
his friend expiesycd It, "the darling
of tho regiment."
I ought to hat refused the leave.'
said Colonel Burney. angilly. "1 feat
the matter will end badly He ought
to have been here long ago, had the
adventure proved successful."
"We often reconnolter within the
enemy's lines." one of the olllcers re
marked. "True, Roland Is alone, but
he is less likely to attract attention
n that account. Tho dangers which
threaten him on waV'
Are :ho least," Interrupted the ool-
" - -- ....,...., -
onel. "What t fi:ir Is treachery with
in the house where he believes him
self saf". He would listen to no coun
sel, but I had it presentiment of evil
from the beginning."
"We won't anticipate the woist at
present," remarked another officer.
"Roland mny be compelled to mako a
circuit or wait for tho darkness. Doc
tor Maxwell has not returned, either,"
"Maxwell Is at tho outposts; there
Is no dungcr In that quarter. I am
glad that my rears concerning the ro
ver proved groundless. Tho doctor
sent mo tho moat reassuring news."
"Good evening, gentlemen!" said n
ramlllar voice at the door. "This sol
emn assemblage Is probably on nc
count or the victory or which I heard
on my arrival. It will give an unex
pected turn to tho campaign."
"And a fortunate one," replied the
colonel, beckoning Maxwell to enter.
"Sit down, doctor. Wo wore Just
speaking or your rrlend, who has not
yet returned. I am beginning to bo
seriously anxious nbout him."
"William is already here," .said
Maxwell, taking tho proffered seat. "I
left him live minutes ago."
"Thank heaven! So you met him
on tho wny back?"
"No. Wo returned from Springfield
"From Springfield? What were you
"Very different things some pleas
ant, some disagreeable. In tho first
place, I had to bring Lieutenant Ro
land from behind lion bnrs, then to
secure tho worthy Mr. Harrison, who
wished to brand us as spies; then to
subdue all Springfield, Including a
Justice of tho peace, and, finally, to
act as best man nil In a single hour.
I think, gentlemen, I havo accomplish
ed tho, utmost amount possible within
this brier time."
The officers glanced first at one an
other, then at tho speaker whoso lovo
of banter they know, and the colonel
"Don't Jest, doctor. Such things
are no lnughlng matters. If Roland
Ib really here, why doesn't ho roport
"Uecause ho Is escorting Mrs. Ro
land to his quarters. Ono can't blamo
a man who has boon married only
threo hours, IT he cities first for his
young wire. He will be hero punc
tually at sunset."
"His wire? Do you meun Miss Har
rison?" "I'ardon tue, I mean Mrs. Roland,
who has accompanied her husband. I
mentioned that I attended tho wed
ding." Tho worrfn sounded so plain and
poslthe Urn: doubt was no longer
possible. Rut Maxwell was now as
called with questions from all sided.
Even body pressed forward, and ho
found himself compelled to rotate
brlelly what had happened
"Our return was accomplished with
out the least danger," ho said, In con
clusion. "In an elegant carrlago nnd
accompanied by a lady, wo won, be
yond the pale of suspicion and reach
ed tho outposts safely, where Lieuten
ant Davis received us with the utmost
courtesj and went Into raptures over
Mrs. Roland, Rut he Is right. Wlc
Ham Is a date-devil and Incorrlglbf.r
obstln.it", but we must admit thnt ho
lias good taste. Ills wife Is charm
The last remark seemed to Interest
the younger olllcers extremely. They
wanted to learn all sorts of particulars
about Mis Roland and were greatly
disappointed when Informed that tho
young bride wns very much agitated
by her father's death and probably
would see little of her husband's com
rades ror some time..
"Ah, there conies William!" he ex
claimed. Interrupting hlmseir. "Con
gratulate him. He wears his now
dignity i-oinowhat timidly,"
it was really William, who had como
to repoit his return. He wns warmly
gieeted by all. The colonel especially
received him with great cordiality.
"Welcome. Lieutenant Roland! Hero
you are at last! Doctor Maxwell has
already told uh tho whole adventure
or which you wero the hero."
"Not 1 but John Maxwell was the
hero." said William, holding out his
hand to his friend with Ill-repressed
emotion. "Had It not been for him, I
should have lost happiness and life.
I shall neor forget what ho did to
day." Maxwell laughingly refused IiIb
"Let that pass, Will; wo Bhall
wrangle again at the very next oppor
tunity, (lermans and Americans al
ways quarrel, and our armistice won't
last long. Today I risked my life for
you; tomorrow you will, perhaps, per
il joins for me; so we shall bo quits.
At any rate, you returned punctually
He pointed townid the window. Tho
sun was Just sinking below tho hori
zon, and Its last beams wero railing.
"Yes. 1 gave my word or honor that
I would do bo," said William, with
the deepest earnestness. "Rut that I
kept Itwas able to keep It 1 owo
to you alone."
STORY OF A STAMP
Worth u Uunrlrr, Then If I. SOU, Th
Witnt l' in Hmiiktt.
In the year 1S51 a 12-penny blue
Canadian postage stamp was printed
by the government at Ottawa. The
public did not regard this somber i.s
sue with favor, and few wer-s Issued.
One or these stamps was Bent to tho
Hamilton postofllce, where It was sold
to an old man. who said It was a
shnme to print the queen's picture on
a stamp that might be handled by pro
line hands. Tenderly tho ninn put It
on a parcel, sending it to a rrlend In
the I'nltod States. Hero, In tho wasto
basket. It lay ror many a day, till an
errand boy round It and qlckly trans
ferred It to his album. Despairing or
getting a good collection, nnd his ro
ver somewhat abating, he sold them to
a dealer. Tho new doaler, on looking
at tho catalogue, round that what ho
had paid $5 ror was worth $25. Acci
dentally this stamp was slipped into
a 25-cont packet and sent to n dealer
residing In Hamilton. When tho lat
ter opened the packet ho was aston
ished to find such a valuable stump,
and, being honest, wrote his friend to
inform him of what hud happened, of
rerlng him $1,200 ror it. Tho offer was
ncccpted, and tho stamp again changed
hands. Ry this time the stamp had
Increased In value, and not a fow came
rrom a dlatanco to look at tho treas
ure. One day an English nobleman
who, through a rrlend, had heard ot
tho stamp, offered $1,500, which offer
was accepted. The English lord, fall
ing in love with an American heiress,
and wishing to gain the favor of her
brother, presented him with the stamp
ns a token of his esteem. Hero, in Its
now nnd luxurious home, it camo to a
sad end, ror one day the maid by
mistake swept tho stamp, which had
accidentally fallen out or tho album,
Into tho fire. In an Instant tho stamp,
which thousands had heard or and
longed ror, went up lu smoko to tho
broad, blue sky, leaving not a trnco
I.I llunc Clmne'n ClruinMoiif.
The two grnndsons or tho Chinese
statesman LI Hung Chang visited tho
University or Calirornla by Invitation
or ProL Fryer, who was acquainted
with them in China. They arrived on
the steamer China on Monday.but wero
not able to land until Tuesday after
noon. They went to tho Occidental
hotel, and are staying there with Mr.
Walter Lambuth, who Is escorting
them to Nashville, where they will per
hnpa enter Vunderbllt university. Tho
young men will at first llvo in a pri
vate ramlly near tho univorslty and
take a course to fit them ror entering.
They dress in American style nnd havo
discarded tholr queues. Although well
educated rrom a Chlnoso point or view
they have been studying only English
two years with n private tutor at their
homo in Nanking and Ynngchow, Thoy
havo pleasing and unassuming man
nersOakland (Cal.) special New
A woman never can undorstnnd why
her dog doesn't seem ns cute to oth
irtt as to herseir.
Ily J L. Hai hour.
The widow Dai by. fair, plump and
looking far winger than her If, years,
had ridden Into town with .lured Kent
because her hoise had lamed hlmseir
that tnoinlng, and .lined "happened to
be going In." and had asked the widow
to ride with htm
Jured was what some o the people
of the nelghlioihood called a "legular
bom old bach." lie bad limited and
scorned womankind most of tho llfty
years of his life, and had openly set
forth his conviction that men weie
"better off without em than with 'em,"
particularly when it camo to "marry
ing of 'em." He had held to this con
viction so long and hud proclaimed it
so boldl and so constantly that all or
the mutch-niakers In the rural neigh
borhood lu which he lived had given
him up a hopeless case beyond the pale
of their schemes for making a bene
dict of him.
Jared was not, like most avoweil
women haters, a clubbed, eros
grained, sneerlngly. cynical man.
which made his celibacy all tho more
unpardonable lu the eje f the match
"He'd make a teal good husband it
I'VE FORGOTTEN SOMK'IHINO.
he'd tiy," they said. "Then he lias the
nicest farm in the neighborhood, with
ono of the best houses on It and money
out at interest, although lies not a bit
mean and stingy. He'll do 1Mb full
share always for a neighbor In distress.
It isn't becuuse he's too stingy to sup
poit her thnt Jnied doobii't get a
It was n clear, crisp morning In Feb
ruary when Jared rode to the village
with tho widow Darby seated beside
him In his neat llttlo cutter. Tho
eloigning wns line and the air keen and
exhilarating. It gave the widow's
plump cheeks a beautiful crimson
glow nnd mado her black eyes sparkle.
She was in high spirits and her laugh
rang out frequently as merry and rip
pling as tho laugh of a child.
Rut then tho widow Darby was pro
verbially cheery. She had Buffered
keenly the loss or her husband and
both or her children, but time hail
softened her grler, and sho wns too
wise to spend her lite In gloom and
grler over the loss or those who wero
beyond all care and sorrow.
She had a comfortable little homo
and a rew ucres or land adjoining
Jared Kent's. She had known Jared
nil or her lire, but not once had sho
thought or lilni as u possible successor
to Joel Darby.
"Jared will never marry anyone,"
she had said. "He Isn't or a marry
ing disposition. Some men aro that
way. It's all they lack to make 'em
whnt (Sod Intended they should be.
My husband nnd I used to talk Jared
over a good deal, and wo did our roll
shnre to get him settled for life with
a good wire. Wo used to Invite lotB of
nice girls, young nnd elderly both, to
our house and then have Jared como
over to tea and to play croquet with
him. He'd be nice and pleasant and
all thnt, but ho never came any ways
near falling into any of tho traps wo
set for him. Wo thought onco thnt ho
did take a kind of a shine to a nice,
sweet, real good looking girl of about
30 named Janet Deano from over Shel
by way, who wns visiting us. Sho'd of
made him an awful good wife, and I
sung her praises ull tho time, but noth
ing enme of It."
"U'b an elegant morning, Isn't it?"
said Jared, ns ho and the widow flew
along over the hills nnd through long
lanes in which tho snow was drifted
almost to the top rails of tho fences.
"Oh, It's lovely!" replied the widow.
"I like biiow."
"So do 1. You got much to do In
"No; I'll be through with nil of my
errands In an hour. I can let some
thing go if you don't want to slay in
town Hint long."
"Oh, that'll Im none too long for
me. Whore shall I meet you?"
"I'll bo at Smith & Henderson's dry
goods Btoro any time you say."
"We'll call It 11 o'clock, then."
It was three minutes nfter 11 when
Jaied drove up to the appointed place
of meeting. Tho widow had stepped
Into tho sleigh nnd he wits tucking the
robes in around her when sho said:
"There, Jnred, I'm Just llko other
women; I've rorgotten something."
"Whnt la It?"
"I forgot to go around to tho post
ofllce 1 know that there's nothing
there for me, beeiiuso ono of tho Stono
boys brought my mall out lust night,
nnd there's no ninil trains In until
noon; but poor old Jane Cnrr camo
ovor Just beroro I left and wanted rao
to be sure and sco If thcro was a letter
for hor. Her daughter Is very sick out
west, and sho hasn't hnd a letter ror
a week, and she's hAir wild. I couldn't
bear to tell her I'd foi Mitten to go to
"I'll drlvo 'round that way," said
Jnred. "It won't bo threo blocks out
or the way."
Two or threo boyB stood Idling In
front of tho postofllco nnd Jnred said
to ono of them be chanced to know:
31' r- , yffTS
"Say, Jlmtiile, run Into the ofllce
nnd see IT there'B any letter for Mrs,
Jane I'arr. You needn't ask for me,
for I've been nroiind nnd got my mall."
"You might look in box IS I," said
Mrs Darby, "Mebbe there's a drop let
ter for me. '
The boy nunc out a moment later
with a veiy large squill c white en
velope In one bund and a small blue
envelope In the other. Ho grinned us
ho handed them to Mrs. Darby. She
glanced at tho blue envelope iind said
"0 hero'B a letter for June, nnd It'a
from her daughter, I know by the post
mark. How glad June will be! And
heir- well, 1 decline!"
She must Into a merry laugh as sho
looked at the big white, embossed en
velope. Tho boy had told tho truth
when he had gone buck to his couundcti
and said with a titter:
"She's got a valentine!"
"Who in the laud ever sent me thnt
thing?" said Mis, Dai by, holding tho
envelope out ut arm's length. "1 didn't
even know It was Valentine's Day. If
It Isn't the greatest Idea that I should
get a valentine."
"I don't know why you shouldn't,"
"Oh, because I but 1 guess some
child bent It."
"No one else could have had so llttlo
gumption!" said the widow with an
other laugh. "Maybe tbeie'fl one of
these comic valentines inside of It
some ridiculous thing about a widow
"Why don't you open It nnd sco?"
She burst Into another laugh as sho
drew forth a dainty ei cation of Ineo
paper, tinsel ami bright-colored em
"How perfectly ridiculous!" she snlil.
"The bleu of anyone being ninny
enough to send an old woman ltku me
u thing like thnt!"
"You're not an old woman."
"Well, I'm older than that, and I
don't cull myself an old mini. Muuy a
woman around here would be glad to
get a valentine like that If the sender
really meant It."
"Yes, and IT yon were the sender."
"I'm not vain enough to think that
and not roollsh enough to say It it I
did think It."
"No, I don't think that you are.
Jared. Rut I wonder who could have
sent me this. The writing on the en
velope Is evidently disguised, nnd O,
here Is something Inside! Let'B see
whnt It says.
" 'O wilt thou be my vnleiitlno
Forever nnd rorever nye,
Ami wilt thou hike this heart or mlno,
And give me thlno today?'"
There was another verse but beroro
she had read It, the widow Darby cried
out: "Jared Kent, that's your hand-
writing nnd you need nut try to deny
"I'm not trying to deny It. You'll find
my nnino signed lu full to the next
verso on the other page." This was
the next verso:
"K 'yes,' my answer Is to be,
My heart with Joy will till,
ir 'no,' I yet shall bo your rrlend
And I shall lovo you still."
They had reached the outskirts or
the town now. Jured brought tho
horse to a standstill, mid said:
"is It yes or no, Lucy?"
She looked ut him with shining eyes,
nnd laughing face ror a moment. Then
sho laid ouo of her mittened hands on
the sleeve of the grout fur coat ho
wore, and said:
"I think it is yes, Jured."
Ho turned his horse's head toward
"Where nro you going?" alio asked.
"Rack to tho minister's. U'b Vulon
tltie's Day, you know, and If you are to
bo my valentine, I wnnt you today."
An hour Inter they stopped at Jano
Cnrr's guto. Sho enmo Bkurrylng out
STOPPED AT JANE CARR'S GATE,
ror her letter with her apron over her
head. ."I hi ought you a letter, June,
nnd I got n Valentino," said Lucy, hold
ing up tho big, white envelope.
"I got ono also," said Jared, as he
put an arm around his wlfo and kissed
Itnrn Olit Illlile found.
A wonderful old Rlblo bus Just been
discovered in Venice, tho finder being
Leo S. Olscliki, a well-known anti
quarian or Frnnco. It Is In llvo largo
volumes, nnd wns printed In Rome, In
tho printing house of Don Plotro Mas
simo, In 1-171 and 1472. Soon nfter It
camo from the press It was purchased
by n patrician fnmlly or Venice, nnd it
wub in tho archives or this ramlly Hint
Olschkl discovered it. Tho edition or
which It forms a part Is exceedingly
raro, and very largo Bums hnvo been
paid for imperrect copies or this Ulblo.
Olschkl paid $1,0S0 ten yours ugo lor u
copy or which two volumes wero mlsB
Ing, nnd a library In Rerlln recently
nakod $2,C00 ror a mutilated copy. Tho
copy just discovered Is probably tho
finest In the world, and $0,000 wus
readily paid ror It by a buyor, who la
supposed to represent u wealthy Amer
ican. New York Herald.
STRUOOLE WITH A PYTHON,
An i:iirrlurn Ha Unit N" WUh to
From "Wild Animals In Captivity,"
by Edwnrd Rnrtlett. Somo fow yearn
since I wub Invited to the house of n
surgeon who had Just returned from
Ceylon, to see it rreshly Imported Bor
petit or this species. Upon arriving nt
the house I round that the doctor watt
absent and that his wire and maid
servant were the only Infinites.
Upon mentioning the nature or my
visit I was told that the serpent wns
lu n largo box In tho greenhouse. 1
was handed the key or tho box unit
Informed thnt there wns no dnnger In
opening It becnuse tho serpent wus
below wire netting and therefore I
would ho able to sea It without tho
ohiineo or It milking Its escape. I ac
cordingly proceeded to the greenhouse,
unlocked the box nnd opened tho lid.
To my utter astonishment the sunko
wub colled up on tho top or tho wlnj
netting, and with tho quickness of)
lightning darted at me. I had Just!
limn enough to selzo It by the neck,
when It Instantly wound Itaeir around,
my right arm, and I had not the powet;
to disengage mysoir rrom the grip thin
sernent hnd uuon me. Tho two wo
men wero horrllled, nnd nothing would
Induce them to come to my uaslstnnce.
My only chnnco of getting rid of thin
powerful bruto wus by trying to
strangle him, to do which with both
bunds 1 strove my utmost. It appear
ed to me ut the time that I should
not be able to accomplish my efforts
to squeeze his IRo out. Tho oonstnnt
Increase or the prcssuro ho put upon
my nrm caused mo to renr that I
should entirely lose the power or my
right hand , us I wus grasping the
brute Just below tho head with nil my.
strength. Tho tlmo nppoared to pass
very slowly without any visible dim
inution of Its extraordinary grip.
However, 1 roll some roller on finding
nfter a time thnt It wns nlowly relax
ing tho pressure, and presently it
gradually slid off my nrm until Us tulf
touched the ground. So soon us L
round the snake sufficiently disengaged
Ironi my arm 1 dropped It Into tho box,
apparently more dead than alive. AT
ter this I did not consider It worth
while to purchuso the reptile, although
1 heard rrom the owner that It wan
none the worse lor tho squeezing I
had given It.
POOR LO IN
A l4llll Fllll
for h T
It Is no longer customary to cry
"Lo! the poor Indian," but lo! tho
fine, dashing, decorative Indian, su
perb In wnr paint and feathers, who
suddenly burst upon us In vividly col
ored prints not many weoks ago nnd
took tho town by storm. They now
hang In "dens," snuggeries, bachelor
girls' apartments, studios, and havo
oven ventured Into seml-Orlontal cozy
corners, which seemingly require that
hit of tribal savagery to strike a
healthy balance, says tho Now York
Commercial Advertiser. These prlnta
havo found their way In single copies,
in several framed togethor, or havo
been turned Into a wall frieze, whero
sporting tastes wero uppermost. They
may hu bought for tho small sum of $1.
Ab thoy were originally drawn from
life, tho reproductions are worth tho
money. Far more Intereatlng aro Cal
thorpo series or reproduced Indian por
traits, dating rrom 1830 to 1S38, and
ordered at that time to bo painted lor
tho United Stntes government. A flno
reproduction of tho originals may ho
purchased singly, or In Bets, at $1.50
each. Tho southern Indian tribes fig
ure In these prominently, their hnnd
somo races and hair-clvlllzod costumes
presenting a rnsclnatlng plcturcsque
ncsB In strong contrnst to tho northern
bloodthlrstlnoss moro rnmlllnr to us. A
lato rail, ror Turkish divan corners, Is
to havo queer porcelain men-monBters,
with small smoking tubo attachments
nt tholr bnckB nnd In front a reccptnelo
ror n cigarette, which la smoked
through tho tube mentioned, aB ono
amokes a Turkish plpo. Thoy soil for
$2 nnd $2.50 each, nnd go off like hot
cakes," because or tho novelty.
A VUlt to l'rlimi.
Many yenia ago tho queon paid a
visit to Parkhurst Fomalo Convict pris
on. Ab hooii ns tho entered tho wom
en'B great ward, accompanied by Mrs.
Gllaon, tho then handsome nnd stately
superintendent, n great silence foil
upon tho vnst nssomblugo or her aur
rerlng mid erring slstera. Her majesty
was greatly affected. And then an In
describable sceno ensued. "Tho quoen!"
cried tho poor convicts; "It'a tho queen
herseir! She'll pardon us; she'll sot us
rrco!" And, screaming and crying,
they prostruted themselves ut hor feet.
For n few moments the queen lost her
nerve, nnd begged tho attendants to
clear n wny for her to an adjoining
room. Half un hour elupsed. Sudden
ly tho door of tho great room was
thrown open again, and her majesty,
with supremo dignity, with an unutter
able fnsawuynesB about her, und every
Inch a queon, walked through tho wom
en, now hushed Into uwed silence.-
Mainly About People.
"I guess," Bald the sad-eyed editor,
"we'd bettor tako a row days' vacation.
His assistant was surprised out or u
week's growth. "I expect tho Rov. Dr.
Thlrdly's congregation will mob ub If
wo don't," tho editor continued. "Thnt
'personal' you wrote nbout htm In con
nection with tho water question ay
penrs In tho paper thus; 'The lien
Dr. Thirdly or Rothel Is an expert oa
flirtation." Philadelphia Presa.
Tho man who trusts to luck seldom
pays his bills promptly. ,,
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