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Cupid iintl stolen upon her In tho
nlriit. lit1 lmd fired nn nrrnw nml
11.(1. She lolt !U. delirious tingle
of tho wound In her heart, and won
dered If it was lovr.
. Samuel Lemuel Rounds.
"Tho Roundses don't tun much lew
nncostry. I reckon; leastwise our end
n 'em don't," Sain Rounds had ex
plained lo John Hurt on one occasion.
"Course I've got a lot of ancestors
back somewhat, hut wlio'n thunder
they nre. hlnmed f I know!"
It Is reasonably well o.staldlHhed
that a ltoiinds settled In Rohoboth
fully one hundred years before Sam
was born, hut the hitter's rectdlection
did not extend back of his father one
Hiram Hounds. The annals of III nun
Hounds and his lumily can be oplto
.mixed In one. word work.
"Dad sliorely was or hard worker
an' no mistake." explained Sam.
"When thar wa'nt no work tew dew
on our farm, ho'd hire out tew ther
neighbors for (If ty er seventy-llvo
cents er day. And at night we'd all
shave hoops after supper, working 'HI
nine an' sometimes ten o'clock. In
tho winter dad would haul logs tow
Newport. Ho, sliorely was the chain
jilonworker 'round Hehoholh. lols or
strong young fellers came up from
Attleboio and tried to mow a swath
villi dad, but ho bushed all on 'em."
t "Killing himself to live." mused
"Wall, I reckon he did leastwise
Hoc Reynolds 'lowed so. Dad died
when he wns forty-eight. He teamed
all night, three nights runnin'. worklif
out the poll-tax for the neighbors, an'
he had er stroke. Doc warned him
then tew let up er bit, but dad just
somehow couldn't, and he pitched in
ergaln. lie wns shinglin' Iher toof of
ther barn, erbout elevon o'clock one
night, an' I guess he had erother
stroke. Tho doctor couldn't exactly
tell whether he had er stroke, er
whether he fell off an' broke his
neck, er both cayhow he was dead
when the picked him up. I wasn't
homo at ther time I was in Fall
River workin' in tho mills. When us
young ones got tow be twelve years
old most on us wns packed lift an' set
tew work in ther cotton mills or in
the match factories. Five of my sis
ters worked in ther cotton mills.
Nowadays ther workin' men are talk
In' erbout er ten-hour day, an' some
on 'em Is strlkln' for an' eight-hour
lay. My sisters an' thousands of
other girls URcd tew work from six
o'clock in ther morula' till nine at
night, an' they was mighty glad tew
git ther chance. Where air my sisters
now? Two on 'em is dead, two mar
lied, an' ono's In an asylum."
"You never told me how you made
your stait, Sam." John said, taking
advantage of his friend's reminiscent
"Reckon I never would got started
if I had tew depond on wages." re
Hoetcd Sam. "Worked in er shop
in Providence for three years an'
saved up er hundred dollars. Then
dnd died an' loft me part of ther old
farm. I sold out for six hundred.
Went up ter Vermont and bought
some bosses an' brought 'em back an'
sold "cm. Then I kept on buyln' an'
BcUin 'om. When I had enough
money I bought that air strip of land
A I own now, and I've been thare over
since. I've been down ter New York,
lookin' it over, an' have erbout decid
ed ter locnte thare. That's er great
town. John, an' I knows more erbout
hossos than nioso on 'em down that-u-way.
What dew yo think erbout It,
Sam looked anxiously into the face
of his friend.
"I should go." said John derisively
"Thoro's u fortune waiting for you
in New York. Sam. Co. by all means."
This settled it with Sam, A month
after tho Sogregansett sailed away
with John Hurt, a 1'rovldenco steam
er carried Sam Hounds and fifty
carefully selected horses to Now
York. Sinco tho death of his father
Sam had provided for his mother, who
lived with him In a well-built houso
oils Illnghnm stock farm.
Nrs. Houuds was a faded llttlo
ftomnn who had reached her three
scoro of years. Slio looked frail, but
was sooiiilngly Incapablo of physical
ratlgue. She hud reared a family of
ton children, and for mora than forty
years lmd averaged faixteen hours of
a a aflaa
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work a day Her girlhood was spent
In n factory and her honeymoon In a
When Sam was able to build n
house ho declared that It should be
his mother's home. He loglsterod a
vow that she should do no more work.
The good old lady was astonished
and a bit dlninaed when she examin
ed the modest house Sam had erected.
"This Is a nice place," she said
pride of her son and hereditary cau
tion struggling for mastery. "It must
ha' cost a lot if money. I'm afrnld
you'io reckless and extravagant, Sam
uel. Don't be extravagant, Samuel.
It's a besetting .sin."
"There ain't no commandment ngln
It; leastwise I never saw none in the
Hible." said Sam, who was a perputual
mv story to his mother. "To my way
of thinkln'. extravagance Is erbout the
only thing worth llvin for. I alms ter
be the most extravagant chap ever
turned outer Rocky Woods."
Tho reproving look on his mother's
face vanished when Sain threw his
strong arms around her and kissed
her with a resounding smack. They
entered the house, and Sam escorted
his mother to a cozy room and told
her that it was her own. She looked
at the tasteful furniture, tho snowy
linen, the bright rugs, and tho pic
tures, and tears stood In her eyes.
"This Is too good for me, Samuel,"
she said, holding his hands and look
ing fondly Into his eyes. "Hut you
must be hungry. I'll change my dress
and get dinner. Where's the kitchen,
"Never mind erbout the kitchen,"
said Sam. "There ain't no kitchen for
vott. Dinner's all ready, anyhow.
Come on. Ma Hounds. I'l show ou
the cutest dinln'-room ye ever sot er
It was a pretty dining-room. A
broad bay window, framed with morn
ing glories, looked out on a well-kept
lawn. The table was decornted with
tlowers. and the table linen was flaw-
les. To the old farm wife those mod
est conifoits realized her dreams of
Sam touched a bell, and a trim,
white-apronoil maid responded. She
placed a tureen in front of the mas
ter of tho house and moved noiseless
ly away. Mrs. Hounds gazed searching-,
(list at the young woman and
then at Sam.
"Seems like old times tow have you
offer a ble.ssln' " said Sam. as he serv
ed ills mother a portion of the savory
"Who is that woman?' she asked.
"Her name Is Mrs. Fletcher. She's
tho housekeeper here. She's a widow
lady, an' a mighty good woman."
"Of course you'll lot her go now,"
his mother said, when tho housekeep
er had served a roast or lamb, a dish
of green peas, browned potatoes and
some tender cabbage, "I can do tho
cookln' an' all tho work hore now.
What do you pay her, Samuel?"
"Seven dollars a a month," said
Sam. who preferred the falsehood
rather than tho confession of tho
appalling truth tliut Mrs. Fletcher re
ceived that amount per week. "She's
an awful good cook, ma."
"Seven dollars a month and her
keep." mused Mrs. Hounds. "That
would be as much ns twelvo dollars a
month, or one hundred and fifty dol
lars a year, Samuel, We can nave all
that Let her go at once, Snmuel, and
I will do tho work."
"Y-m'll do nothln', Mn Hounds."
said Sam. decidedly. "You've worked
night onto fifty years, an' Hint's
enough. Now, I'm goin ter dew ther
work, nn' you'ro goin' ter dew ther
ployln' an' restln". Of courso you can
sow an' boss thor girl nn" putter
'round like, but you milst keep outer
ther kitchen, an ferglt that brooms
over was made. Don't you worry or
Iwut money. I've got enough money
tor koop both on us er hundred years,
an' I'm goin' tor have more."
Sam took his mother to Hoston nnd
superintended tho purchase of dress
inatorlals, a bonnet, and various
articles of npparol. On this occasion
ho wns guilty of u schomo of decep
tion which filled his soul with Joy.
He was acquainted with Mr. Fams
worth, tho merchant, and calling him
i want ou tow wait on mother an'
mo, yerself, Mr. Farnsworth. Mother
is the host woman in tho world, but
she thinks I'm extravagant, nn I
wouldn't hurt her feellns fer any-
thing. Now. I tell o what yo can
dew When she plrks out a cheap
thing, you multiply the price by font
or five, an' when ye show her some
thin' bang-up an' good enough fer a
princess, put the price way down
D'ye understand? An' when we gets
thiough. give mo the true bill and
show her tho other one, nn' I'll make
It nil right lor er trouble. An' mind
ye. I want tho best In ther storo for
The merchant smilingly agreed to
this arrangement and entered heartily
Into the deception. Mrs, Hounds had
never been In Hoston until that day.
although all her life had been spout
within an hour's ride from tho New
I.nglund metropolis. Occasional visits
to tho dry-goods shops of Taunton
formed epochs in her life, und she
wns duzod at tho contemplation of
the sight before her. The shelves.
with their load of fabrics, seemed
endless, and she crouched behind a
marble column for fear of being in
tho way of the chattel lug, laughing
throng of shoppers.
"I don't want much. Samuel," she
whispered, ns Mr. Fnrnswoith turned
to tuke down a bolt of dress goods.
"We must bo economical, Samuel.
Tell him to show us some ginghams."
"All right. Ma Houuds; watch me
bent him down," returned Sam, nudg
ing her gently with his elbow.
"Here is a Rlyllsh pattern. Mrs.
Rounds," said Mr. Farnsworth, dis
playing a neat gingham, worth per
haps ten cents a yard.
"How much a yard?" asked Sam.
Mr. Farnsworth gravely consulted
the cabalistic price mark.
"The regular price Is nlnety-five
cents a yaul. hut." lowering his voice
und glancing about to make Hiiro ho
was not overheard. "1 will make it to
you at eighty cents."
"FJghty cents a yard for gingham!"
gasped Mrs. Hounds.
"It Is Imported goods. Mrs.
Hounds," explained Mr. Farnsworth.
critically stroking the print, it wears
like silk. Wo eairy no domestic ging
hams. Hero Is ono at eighty-five cents
and tills one is a dollar and ten a
yard. That would mako ou a lino
gown, Mrs. Hounds.'
"loot's go somewhere else, Samuel,"
whispered his mother. positively
frightened. "I can buy gingham in
Taunton for eight cents a yard."
"Walt a bit." said Sam reassuringly.
"What hne ye got In silks, Mr. Farns
worth?" "We have a line lino of silks," re
plied that gentleman, lending tin1 way
to another counter. "I should recom
mend a heavy hlack gros grain silk
for Mrs. Hounds, We have them at
all prices. Hero is one at a dollor and
a half n yard.
Ho displayed a silk worth at least
throe dollars a yard. Tho old lady
looked loudly at the glossy fabric.
The temptation was great, but she
closed her lips firmly and put Satan
"Too much." snld Sam decisively.
"We're not rich nor proud, Mr. Farns
worth. Show ns somethln' cheaper."
"Very well. Hore Is one at n dollar
a yard, and liere is one which is a
bargain.'' Ho unrolled a superb,
heavy holt of silk, lustrous black and
a delight to the oye. He examined
the price mark critically. It told him
that the wholesale cost was four dol
lars a yard and the upset retail fig
ure four dollars and seventy-live cents.
"I can let you huvo that at eighty
cents a yard," ho said after a mental
"Now, ye're git tin' down tew busi
ness," Sam deelnred tentatively.
"Thaf-s tew much, but it's more like
It. What do j on think of the goods,
Mn Hounds? You'd look like r. four
year old in a gown made of that."
"It's very line too fine for me, I'm
afraid." She was weakening. "And I
it's cheap. If It's real silk. Is It really
and truly silk?" She looked timidly
at Mr. Farnsworth, who assured her
it was sillc beyond a doubt.
(To be continued.)
TURNED THEM ALL DOWN.
Culprit Evidently Not Impressed by
Appearance of Lawyers.
Secretary of the Trensury I.esllo M.
Shaw told the following story when
he was In New York the other day of
the time he was practicing law in
Ouo of his townsmen was arraigned
for a crime and had no counsel. The
Judge explained to him that he was
entitled to hnve counsel assigned to
him. Ho pointed out sovoral attor
neys In tho courtroom, naming them
as he did so, and said:
"Hore are Mr. Soand-So and Sound
So, and Mr. Smith Is out In the cor
ridor. You can choose any one you
want and I will assign him to defend
Tho prisoner slowly looked the law
yers in the courtroom over, ono after
tho other, nnd then replied:
"If it suits your honor Just as well,
I'd as soon have the ono in tho hall."
New York Times.
Wanted Home Industry.
A woalthy Scotch Ironmaster culled
on u country squire and wns ushered
Into the library. He had nover seen
such a room before, and was much
impressed with the handsome eases
and tho array of well-bound volumes
that filled their shelves. Tho next
tlmo ho went to Glasgow he inado a
point of calling at a well-known book
seller's, when the following conversa
tion Is reported to havo taken place:
"I want you to get mo n leebrary."
"Very well, Mr. ; I'll bo pleased
to supply you with books. Can you
give mo any list of such books us you
would like?" "Yo ken malr aboot
bulks than I do, so you can choose
them yourself." "Then ou leave tho
selection entirely to mo? Would you
like them bound In Russia or Mo
rocco?" "Russia or Morocco? Can
ye no' got tlieni bound In Ci1iuq:7"
New Ice-Mnking Machine.
A new Ice-innklng machine run
Mulcted entirely or inotul. consisting
of two p.uirt. very simple and coin
pact, tins been Introduced in France.
Ono part, hoietlcally closed, contains
tho mechanism, nml the other Is Hie
ice producer The smallest size,
which Is a loot by a root nnrt u '.inU. H
mil by hand or one-eighth horsepower
motor, and makes I A pounds of Ice an
hour One lOxt'.o Inches, wllh four
hoi-scpovvci. mnkes 220 pounds mi
hour The piinclpal fo.ituio or the
machine Is that tho Ice Is produced
without the aid or any Ingredients or
preparations or any kind Whatever
loqulsite is needed for Its operation
Is supplied at the time or Its niiinii
factuie Once the machine Is delivered
It produces Ice as long as the metal
work used in Its construction holds
out. and this Is or such a character
as to last m iu yeais.
Handy Liquid Heater.
When n man Is at home nnd wants
hot water be goes to the raucet and
draws it or else pours it trout the ket
tle on the stove, but the same man
striving to get hot water at a hotel
or bo.iiding house Is another story.
l.leetrloll.v bus done so much for
hutnanlt.v In iccoiit jours that it
seoins- Impossible there can bo ninny
new uses leit tor It, but still handy
articles like this one continue to make
their appearance. This nirangenient
consists of a porcelain tube, having
n spiral gioovo on Its siiilnce, In
which a plat Ilium wire Is wound, tho
whole being coveted by a metallic
lube Insulated trom tho wire und fin
ished with a wooden handle and a
wire leading to u plug, to bo Inserted
in an incandescent electile lamp sock
el. It is obvious that when the cur
rent Is switched Into tho wire it will
pass over the spiral platinum who
and heat it almost to a redness
through the icsistance It offers, thus
warming a pitcher of water In a few
Electricity Warms Water,
minutes bv siuipl.v Inserting the heat
er In the pilchei Tills device can be
can led in a small satchel ami is al
ways rendv lor use wherever an In
candescent electric lamp can bo
Tho Inventor Is Fernnii O. Conlll,
of Ho.xbury, Mass.
Negro'c Clever Invention.
A negro of St. Joseph. Mo., an
nounces that ho bus solved the prob
lem of producing boat and power with
out combustion. Chailes S. L. linker
Is tlm Inventor's name. He has a hot
water heater In operation, having
worked for t went tin oe yenis to com
Uy means of friction heat Is con
veyed into un nlr or water chamber
whence tho hot nir, hot wnter, or
steam Is convoyed, by menus of or
dlnnry pipes and radiators, to the
place where It is to be used.
There are two complete systems, ono
of hot water radiation and tho other
of stenm radiation, now connected
with this one heater, and tho heater
can lie instantly chnnged from a hot
water holler to a steam boiler. Willi
tho water in tho bollor and the entire
hot wnter heating plant cold, it Is
possible to heat nidlators in less thnn
one-half tho time that hot water radia
tors can bo hcuted by any other known
With the wnter In the bollor and all
the steam radiators cold, It is possible
to heat steam radiators and show ten
pounds pressure on the steam gauge In
less than oiMi-luilf the tlmo that It can
be done by any other process.
After the steam gauge begins to
show pressure the steam pressure
rises at the rate of a pound a minute.
This is a remarkable performance.
Alter tho stenm has reached tho de
sired pressure its further rise Is au
This heater muy be used for produc
ing heat or power. The same heater
may be used for either low pressure
or high pressure stenm. The limita
tions which apply to ordinary steam
boilers aro not applicable to tho fric
Durability of Liquid Air.
An experiment for tho purpose of
testing tho durability of liquid air has
been made between t Horlln nnd Go
nova. Ono morning" two qunrls of
liquid air were delivered to tho rail
road at Herlin, packed In a manner
specially adapted for this purpose, for
transportation to Oonevn. The ship
ment arrived In Geneva In five days,
and after an additional delav of half
a day it was delivered to the cheinicnl
laboratory of the University of fie
nevu. Tho glass vessel in which tho
liquid air was sent still contained one
fourth of a quart thereof, which was
'it once experimented with.
The man who thinks a half a dozen
wives an ensy proposition must bo
deaf to the wall of the inothor-ii. law.
FOR FOUR HORSE TANDEM.
Simple Arrangement to Equalize Work
Tho accompanying Illustration rep
resents n very simple form of equal
izer for two tenuis one before tho
other Attached to the load Is a pulley
through which the chain worka, n
team or two horses being uttnehed t
each end of the chnln. Tho front
doubletree is provided with u ling In
the center, lo which the chnln Is at
Inched. On the end of the chain Is t
grub hook, by means of which tho
trout teiitu may be hitched long oi
short ns desbed.
S. S. What cover ciop should l
sow in my 01 chard? 1 cannot sow
It until Sept. 1, or thoionbouts. How
does i ye compute with vetch as a
gieon manure? Is vetch ditllcult tu
cure for rodder?
If you cannot sow vetch until Sept
1. I do not think it would be us line
till a covei plant us rje. It would
germinate, but tho growth possibly
during the limited period between
that tlmo und cold weather would he
comparatively slight. It would, under
ordinary circumstances, continue Its
giowth piomptly hi spring, but still1
I question whether It would ho ns de
sirable to use II. If, however, you
could row the vetch as early as tho
first of August, vou would have a
cover ciop worth while; and in thin
cover you would secure much moid
valuable fertilizing material than lo
the i ye. Tho rye will add humus,
but as a nlliogon collector, it Is not
to be rated with vetch. Vetch ha
Is rather hard to handle. Uke clovct
it cans slowly, and is almost Impos
slide to cure when the vveathor con
ditlons nre unfavorable. I would sug
gost that you try a small patch next
year as an experiment. This will be
the best way to answer the question
on jour own ground. J. C.
Building Concrete Horse Stable.
Westerner Would concrete be suit
able tor building a horse stable fiC
root by :, lent, and i'2 feet high? How
thick should I he walls be? How should
the foundation be laid and what quail
tlty of Portland cement would bo re
Cement, conciele would bo verj
suitable for tho walls of such a stahU
as desired. It would loqtilrc !"() bar
rols of Portland cement lor the wall!
if small stones aio used as fillers.
One part or Portland cement tc
seven parts or clean giavel, In size
Trom a giain of wheat lo a Iicu'k egp
should be ihoioughly mixed dry, and
then mixed with water until It re
semblos moist earth. Uy taking it ur
In the linnd It should pack, but not
leave any moisture on the hand. ,
Tho foundation trench should bo be
low frost and 21) Inches wide. Fill Ic
with concrete two or throe Inclicf
deep, and then put in all the stone thul
inn be got in one layer deep, and
rain the concrete around them till the
trench Is filled. Tho footing should
extend four inches on each side of thr
Electric Lighting From Stream.
A stream of water Hows through n
flume three feet wide nnd varying In
depth from one to four inches. The
fall is three feci, and It could ho In
creased to four Tho outlet is about
100 loot from the buildings. What
horso power could bo developed, and
would it furnish electric lights for th
buildings of un ordinary farm?
Tills, quest ion cannot be answered
without knowing the velocity of the
stream, or else tho volume of (lie How
In a given time. Supposing that the
velocity Is 10 feet per second, and the
average depth H Inches, and tho fall
4 feet, tho stream would develop nboul
2 horse power, which would light about
twenty incandescent lights. Unless tho
velocity of the stream Is nearly that
assumed above, It would not bo worth
while trying to make use of It In tlw
way suggested by the correspondent.
Weasels Killing Hens.
Tho only plan I think is to try nnd
catch tho weasels willed aro killing
your hens In a Irall-frnp. Theso mil
mnls are extremely illlllcult to catch
in an ordinary halted trap, because
they always kill their food and suck
the blood. If the animals have got
Into the way of frequenting your poul
try yaid, they probably havo some fnv
oi lie run which ou can find. Set your
tinp In 11)1, first putting on a pair of
gloves which huvo not been much
used while handling tho trap, so us to
leave no odor of the hands. Put tho
trap In the run and cover It over with
two boards nailed together so as to
make a covered way which will pro
vent chickens or dogs getting cauuht.
The renson that gloves or some other
covering to tho hnnds is necessary Is
the great powers for detectlnc the
odor of tho human hand possessed bv
theso nnlmnls, Tho luoverb that vnn
cannot catch n woasel nsleop refers tn
tho dlllleulty of catching them. J, F.
ACTOR FEARED A MIX-UM.
Japanese Valet and Russian Wolf
hound Not a Good Combination.
William II Crane, the actor, hat
is many liiends In Washington as
an Ohio politician.
T h o lawmakers
have nover forgot
ton his favorite
play ol some sea
sons ago. and ho
Is always called
Crane r ece n t I
"S e u a t o r." Mr
played In Wash
ington, and was
rovnlly r e c e lv ed
at the White
House, the Capitol
mil the clubs. While at one of tho
latter a geutloinun who had enjoyed
the actor's poiiormiince leninrkod:
"Well, Crane, I wnnt to make you
present. I'm going to give you a
"What biood?" asked the actor.
'A Russian wolfhound," wns the
"Sorry," snld Mr. Ciane, "hut I
can't accept a Russian wolfhound."
"Why?" asked the friend in sur
"I have ii Japanese valet," answer
ed the actor, "and us for myself, I'm
neutral." -Now York Times.
Found Gold in a Hen Coop.
Two boys. W. O. nnd C. P. Daniel.
on or Meiirord. Ore., In Mnrch, 1801,
while cleaning out an old chicken
house for a family by the name of
Roberts, found hurled under the stir
luce $7,000 in coin. The Roberts fam
ily claimed the money and the boys
turned It over to them. Afterwards
the boys brought a suit In court to re
cover the money, on tho ground that
they had found It nnd were entitled
to It, ns against nil tho world, except
the owner. The Roberts fnmily claim
en Hint one or their number had bur
led the money there, und that In fact
(he money wns not lost. The case Is
now before the supremo court of Ore
gou us to who Is entitled to the
money. The Interesting Information
was developed at the trial that the
Roberts tamlly gave to ouch of the
boys five cents, nnd expressed the
hope that the Lord would bless them
An Illuminating Crab.
One of the marine curiosities fished
Mime time ago from the bottom or the
ludinii oeeau was a mammoth sea
crab which continually emitted a
bright white light, similar to that seen
hi tin1 spasmodic (lashes or phosphor
escent luminosity emitted by tho com
mon glow-worm. The crali was cap
tured in tlio daytime and placed In u
huge tank containing specimens ol
fish, nothing peculiar except Its im
mense size being noticeable in the
In oud glare of the tioplcal sun. At
night, however, when nil was pitchy
daikness, Hie crab lit up the tank so
that the oilier creatures In It could hu
Whole Alphabet Here.
In this ingenious monogram overy
letter or the alphabet can bo made
Small Claims Paid by Government
There have been severni 1 cent
claims against Hie United States gov
eminent. One was by tho Southern
Pacific, which submitted a hill or jn.'Jfi
for hauling government freight. It
wns n houd-nhlcd road, only part ol
Its bills against tho government bolni;
paid in cash, the rest going to the
railroad's credit on the bonds. In this
case Its credit was $fi.28 and its cash
1 cent. Another govornmont obllga
Hon of a single cent was In favor ol
a chemical company, which, for some
unexplained renson, agreed In u public
competition to supply 10,892 pound:
of ethyl ether for I cunt, Tho offei
was acpepted. There were nlno slgna
Hires, ono that of a rear-admiral, on
the paper, relating to tho establish
meiit of this claim and tho wurraD".
for payment had to he signed by bov
oral persons. '
A Long Sleep.
An agricultural laborer In Russia
Is icported to havo slept for sovon
months. He "dropped off" whllo at
work lu the fields, was carried home,
and remained slumbering for the
period mentioned, watched from time
to lime by physicians. Curiously
eiiough.he lost so llttlo flesh that no.
attempt was inndo to feed him. When
lie awoke lie was as wonk as nn In
rant. Im t after a fortnight's nursing
was strong enough to return to his
Depew's Dinner Invitation.
Chnuncey M. Depow was uccostou
by u beggar who had "seen Lottor
days." The man
wanted flvo cents.
Tho sonntor shook
his head und pass
ed on. But tho
man followed him.
"Ploaso glvo mo
flvo conts; I've
had no dinner," ho
"Noithor have I,"
replied tho sonn
"Very well, then."
said the follow,
mddonly nsnunilng nn air of patron,
nge, "innko it ten. and woil dine to
gether." Now York Times.
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