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DANCE AT THE INN.
I've never hnd any-
ty iOJa thing happen to mo
story except once.
And I'm a lmost
afraid to tell you
"Oh, that eounda
charmin g," ex
claimed Irene. "Wo'll have that, If wo
have to coax for a week."
Grandma waB silent for several min
utes, while wo chattered and coaxed
her. At last eho gavo away and began:
"Years ago, when I was a girl, things
wero bo different from our way of liv
ing now that I fear my story will seem
improbablo to you. I lived in a small
western town, whero my father had a
tract of land almoBt as largo as this en
tiro village. It was a lonely place for
young people, but frequent visits to
school friends and return visits from
them relieved tho dreariness some
what. We had plenty of riding, how
ever, as well ns an occasional dauce;
we really had little time to mope.
"Still It was a sad change when my
sister married and went to live 110
miles away. It seemed as remote as if
she had crossed tho ocean; but tho
glorious anticipation of visiting her
kept me in a fever of excitement for a
whole year. During this time I had
met Paul Foster (your grandfather) and
becamo engaged to him, and it was ar
ranged that ho Bhould accompany father
and myself on the journey.
1 "Stage coaches were tho only con
veyances then, but there was an en
chantment about travel then that no
amount of luxury in a palace car can
"The drive was glorious. On some
parts of the road I sat on top of the
stage; but when I was tired, or the
road rougher than usual, I crept in
side. Sometimes we would walk while
the horses rested or followed slowly.
Toward evening we reached some small
tavern and remained all night glad by
that time of the change, but just as
eager to start again the next morning.
"Tho second day, Just as we were
starting, a young man came up and
hurriedly whispered to Silas, the
driver. I remember still my lively
curlostlty as to what it was all about,
when I saw Silas lean forward and
draw two large, fierce-looking re
volvers. He examined them carefully,
meanwhile holding the lines a peculiar
way, partly between his knees with
the ends turned about his arm.
"I found out the meaning of the
whisper and tho pistols, too, when
early in the afternoon we entered a
narrow pass between tho hills. By
this time I was cowering Inside the
coach, though I could see, without
wanting to, the rugged mountains, the
steep cliffs, the narrow roadway along
which Silas peered carefully, but even
he was taken by surpriso when half a
,dozen men suddenly sprang up, ap
parently from nowhere. I can not ex
press tho rapidity with which the
.wholo thing was done. Two stood at
tho horses heads, two quickly dis
armed the driver and the men on top of
the, coach, while two others at the same
Instant throw open the door and with
leveled pistols ordered us to step out.
Two elderly ladles, a middle-aged one,
and old ntleman, and myself obeyed
as quickly as we could, I assuru you.
I trembled so that I could hardly stand
and was almost falling when suddenly
ono of the highwaymen pnshed the
other out of tho way, exclaiming: 'A
Hebe, by Jove!' and with such a bow
as few had over given mo took my
hand and helped me down.
"To tell tho truth, I knew very little
of what took place around me after
that. I saw my highwayman give
orders to bis men; then he turned to
me and in the most gentlemanly man
ner begged mo to walk with him. I
daro not refuse, and we paced back and
forth till I felt as if I should faint He
talked of the scenery, the mountain
air, wnd other matters, but of his pur
pose there and of the operations of
his companions he kept himself care
fully between mo and them ho said
not a word.
"It was at a moment when I felt I
could endure no moro that I caught
sight of Paul's face. All the men had
their hands tied behind them and were
standing in a row, looking into the re
volvers of their captors, who relieved
them of everything of value. There
stood your grandfather with such n
glare of helpless Indignation at poor
me that It was more than I could
stand, nnd with a sense of the ridicu
lous that was more than half hysteric
al I broke Into such peals of laughter
tVat the mountains echoed. I could
not help it. I laughed and laughed till
the tears ran down my cheeks and ray
escort at last Joined me, while he
whispered something so flattering that
poor Paul would have died outright If
he could have heard.
"Finally my highwayman placed me
Jn tho coach again, with a whispered
sCJ. ' Wvk
request for Bomo remembrance a ring
or anything. As he had It in his power
to take rings and everything else, I
slipped off n turquolso nnd gavo It to
him. Ho placed It on his third finger
above a diamond, nnd, ns tho diamond
flashed, I saw a tiny cross cut on its
surface. I was not searched; nnd with
a courtly bow my knight of tho rond
and his companions vanished as sud
denly ns they had come.
"One month Inter I was almost worn
out with the entertainments furnished
by my sister in her efforts to mako
my visit pleasant. Thero was to bo
ono more dance, probably the last, as
we wero to start homeward tho first of
tho following week. Paul had been
visiting relatives and had Just return
ed In time to take part.
"As the wagons drove up at tho door
of the inn, whero tho dnnco wns to bo
held I heard a young lady, a friend of
my sister's, call out:
'"Why, whero has Mr. Meredith
gono? But I thought nothing of it
"Tho dancing had been going on for
only a short time when this young
lady came up to me nnd with tones
suggestive of plquo said:
"'Mr. Meredith wishes to bo Intro
duced to you.'
"Mr. Meredith then asked mo to
dance with him, nnd not only onco but
many times wo danced together ho
was an admirable dancer. Yet I could
hardly hear what ho said, bo perplexed
was I, wondering where I could have
heard his voice before. But at length,
as he extended his hand, I glanced
down and saw a email cross cut on the
diamond of his ring.
"My dtars, I almost fainted outright.
But to tho end he noted tho part of a
gentleman. Ho led me to a window
nnd stood talking whllo ho shielded
my agitation from tho room now filled
with whirling couples.
"Nothing was said for several min
utes. In my foolish heart I was try
ing to think of some romantic reason
that would account for his mode of
life. His face, from which tho beard
and moustache were gone, looked like
that of some boyish Sir Galahad, not
like that of a criminal. His kindly
brown eyes shown on me with a world
of laughter In them.
"'Well?' ho said, smilingly. At tho
same moment I caught sight of Paul in
the doorwny talking to a man whom
I did not know and with earnest gest
ures pointing to my partner. Paul,
too, had recognized him.
"Though my heart was beating so
hard that I could. I motioned to Mr.
Meredith to finish the dance, and when
we reached tho side nearest tho op
posite door I stopped.
" 'Bend down your head,' I whisper
" 'Somo one has recognized you. I
saw them. You must go.' My voice
trembled, I am sure.
" 'Must,' he said slowly, still smil
ing. Then he frowned. But the srailo
came back Instantly as he glanced at
me, as I stool palo and trembling.
'Poor little girl!' ho said. 'So dlvldod
between a sense of duty and pity for
a poor wretch like me. Come a bar
gain, child! Ono moro danco all around
the room and back here, and I will go.'
" 'You ought to go now,' I faltered.
" 'Not until wo finish the dance,' ho
"He supported me almost entirely as
we whirled around tho room, or I be
lieve that I should have slipped on the
" 'Now! Go! I whispered, In per
" 'Good-by ho said earnestly. 'I
never shall forget you. Think of mo
as kindly as you can.'
"He had vanished In the darkness,
and none too soon. A few minutes
later the sheriff and two of his men
appeared, fully armed: but Mr. Mere
dith was nowhere to be found nor did
ny one discover how ho escaped."
Gradma sighed softly.
"I have always been glad to know
he escaped," she added.
"Is that all?"
"Yes, except that after tho notico of
my marriage had been Inserted in the
papers, I received an express package
containing a diamond ring, with a
cross cut In Its surface."
The girls were silent for a few
moments and then began with ex
clamations of delight at tho story, ro
mance beyond anything they had ex
pected. Then said saucy Irono, with
a twinklo In her eyes:
"Grandmother, darling, I'll wager
anything that you never told grand
father all this story."
The pink blush spread over grand
mother's face, but the dear old soul
would not Ho, even to point a moral.
"No, my dear girls," she said, slow
ly. "It was very wrong, no doubt, but
I never did." Louisville Courier
Journal. ltallwHT's Queer Defect,
A curious defect has been discover
ed In Buda Pesth's underground rail
way. There are not enough ventilat
ing apertures in tho tunnel and the
trains rushing through it compress tho
air in It liko that in the tube of a Za
llnskl pneumatic gun. On some occa
sions the cars have heeen lifted from
the track and the passengers have been
almost suffocated. One stretch of tun
nel two miles long has only a single
ventilating aperture, making it almost
an air-tight compartment. Any con
structing engineer ought to have
known what would be tho result of
such pneumatic conditions.
A Good Variety. ,
Mrs. Keedlck It Is quite the stylo at
wedding celebrations to have subdued
organ music. Mr. Keedlck That Is a
stop in the right direction. I wonder if
piano music cannot bo subdued in somo
way, New York World.
A rractlcnt l'linun of the Nair
"Hypnotism," romarkod the profes
sor to a Washington Star reporter as
thoy sat talking, "is ono of tho greatost
blosslngs that humanity can bo thnnk
"I tnko Issuo with you thero," said,
"You may, and you may also take oi
drink with mo," and ho rung tho boll.
"Just tho same, my dear sir, It Is tho
greatest blessing to humanity."
"Tho drink?" Inquired the reporter.
"No guying," frowned tho professor.
"I say hypnotism Is the greatest bloss
lng and I'll prove It to you."
"Submit tho ovldence."
"Well, to begin with, my wife Ib ono
of the finest cooks In tho city of Wash
ington, and sho Is also possessed of
"Whnt's that got to do with hypno
tism? Docs sho hypnotize you into be
lieving that her biscuits are fully as
.good if not better than thoso your
"No guying, I tell you," insisted tho
professor. "As I said, my wife is the
finest cook In Washington, nnd tho
average cook wo hire is tho worst. Not
long ago wo had a cobk who was tho
stupidest we over had, and ono night wo
had a dinner party, expecting to get
tho stuff from a caterer, because it
wasn't possible for my wife to cook the
dinner and entertain her guests also.
At tho last moment tho caterer fnllcd
us and wo were in a most dlsngreeablo
predicament. I didn't know what to
do, and at first my wife didn't; but
women are great In an emergency, nnd
after wo had dlscurscd and redlscussed
the dilemma In which wo found our
selvesand It was then 1 o'clock and
the guests were expected at C my wife
seemed to be struck with an Idea.
" 'Walt a minute,' said she. 'I think
I have discovered a cook. I'll go,out
and see Amanda about It.'
"Amanda wns our culinary nngcl, and
I thought If sho went cook-hunting it
wouldn't amount to much, for sho
wouldn't know ono if sho saw it. In a
few minutes my wife came back smil
ing. "'Well?' I asked, eagerly.
" 'I think we aro snved,' she replied.
"That's all sho would say, and ns I
have perfect confidence in anything my
wife tells me I didn't let my curiosity
get tho better of me, but accepted tho
situation, moro particularly as she
told mo to get out of tho house and not
como back till it wns time to dress for
dinner. At 5:30 I returned and found
my wife radiant.
" 'How's tho dinner?' I Inquired.
" 'Lovely,' said she.
"And it was. I never sat down to a
better. Everything as good as my
mother could make It, and all of the
guests asked where wo found such a
superior cook. I myself was anxious
to know, nnd when my wife snld it was
Amanda for tho first time in my life I
doubted her word. It was true, though,
and the way Amanda had dono it was
by hypnotic Influence. My wlfo hnd
gone into the kitchen and hypnotized
Amanda, and willed that she should
cook that dinner right and Amanda
The reporter looked Incredulous.
"Is tho skillful Amanda still hypno
tized?" ho asked.
"I don't know," smiled tho professor.
"When she waked up next morning sho
said she reckoned she must bo haunted
or somethln' and didn't stay to cook
breakfast. Just the same, hypnotism is
a great snap," and tho professor emp
tied his glass.
Ileer In Knclantl.
Beer consumption is Increasing by
leaps and bounds in England. Not only
is this so at home, but the English na
tional beverage is also making headway
abroad. It is a curious coincidence that
when trade Is bad the demand for lager
beer seems to predominate over tho
British product, but when tlmeB are
good and money more plentiful the lat
ter rises triumphant over Its rival. It
may be that In periods of depression
people drink lager as a kind of penance
and at onco turn to tho more generous
liquor tho moment happier circum
stances arise. Whether that bo so or
not is a question for casuists to decide,
but tho great fact remains that such a
permutation does exist. The excise re
turns for the first three months of the
present year must be highly gratifying
to tho brewing Industry.
No fewer than 8,302,130 barrels of
beer wero manufactured in tho united
kingdom in tho period mentioned, an
increaso of moro than 1,000,000 barrels
compared with the first quarter of last
year. Of theso 8,219,651 barrels wero
retained for home consumption and
142,470 sent abroad. The latter figures
show an augmentation of about 11,000
Not an Intended IiLcourteiy.
The Cuban correspondent rushed In
dignantly up to the Spanish general
"It's an outrage!"
"To what do you refer?"
"The fact that you expel those other
correspondents and give them the ben
eflt of all the notoriety that attaches to
the proceedings nnd make an exception
"It was an oversight, I assure jou.
Yoti shall be expelled to-morrow, I
don't want It to bo said that we have at
any time been deficient in tho courtesy
due the press." Washington Star.
Child WUer Than tho Man.
Prof. Geisler of Gottlngeu has
twenty-four children. He saw a child
crying In the street and asked:
"What Is tho matter, little boy?"
"Don't you know me, papa?" said
He was one of tho twenty-four chil
dren. The Collector.
THE GREAT NURSERIES.
LOUISIANA. MO ROCKPORT, ILLS.
Viilted by Gov. Colman. Ex.Soo'y Agrl.
andthsHort Ed., Judfr MU'er.
"Oh, how Inalcnlflcant nil my nfty ynr
of nursery business scorns, nil combined,
when compared with this ntuiiendous e
tatillihment, whcic they count by mil
lions," BAlit JuiIro Miller, that veteran
horticulturist, us he, In company with tho
writer, wero liclnp driven to the nrloua
departments of this vast nursery.
In an experlonco of over forty years
we do not remember to have pnssotl
through an establishment where ro laiKo
a number of hands wero employed, wIiofo
duties wero no thoroughly systematized,
and whero buslnens capacity of a htchur
order wns manifested.
It Is not In tho soil of every farm that
ono llnds qualities essential to the glow til
of tho different kinds of Nursery stock,
henco It has dovolved upon theso Kentlo
raon, who wero born to tho Nnraory busi
ness, to select fiom nmoiif; the hills and
valleys of tho two IMkes such portions ui
are adapted to their purposes. Hut in
this very faot of selection of soil wo see
their exceeding euro for tho filturo suc
cess of their Btock.
Missouri nnd llllnoli hnvo no more
worthy Institutions than the Htoik Nur
scr.es, nnd surely no better or moro rep
rcsontntlvo men than the proprietors. Tho
buntness Is rtowIiik on their hands, ns It
deserves to Krow.
They hnvo a system of 40.000 ncrcs of
commercial test orchards located In Rrent
iruu growing rcKions.
The canvassing force Is holnpr Increased,
6,000 Una outllts ready. Stnrk Nurseries
always hnvo room for moro active work
ers because they have million of Hlark
trees to sell. Column's Uurnl World.
Iln Took Ills lint Off. .
Ho was only a poor llttlo messenger
When tho younjr woman 6teppcd into
tho elevator on the first floor It wns
crowded with men nnd tho poor llttlo
In an Instant tho boy's hat was in
Rather in a bhamefneed way all tho
men in tho olovator followed suit.
Tho young wonmn was not hand
some, but wns dashing-looking, and
seemed belf-possesscd. Sho was neatly
attired In a faslilonnblo bicycle suit
"You aro a llttlo gentleman of tho
old school," bho said to the messenger
boy with a smilo of approbation.
Tho boy looked up at her, took tho
messago ho had to deliver out of tho
crown of his hat, but tho hat back on
his head and commenced to whistle.
Piso's Curo for Consumption is tho only
cough incdleluo used in mv Iiouko. lh 0.
Altrlght, Mlllllnburg, Pa., Uoc. 11. TO.
Andre CnBtalgnc, tho artist, wns re
cently given tho unusual opportunity
of sketching Pope Leo from lifo. Ono
of tho pictures that ho secured repre
sents tho popo in his privnto garden at
tho Vatican, surroundod by cardinals.
Mr. Cnstalgno's drawings will accom
pany tho fourth nnd concluding paper
of the group which Marion Crawford
has been writing on Home. It will np
pear in Tho Century for August, and
will bo devoted to "Tho Vatican."
To Clenntn tho Hytoi
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilious, or when the blood Is impure or
sluggish, to permanently overcome ha
bltunl constipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them,
to dispel headaches, colds, or fevers, uso
Syrup of FIks.
The Review of Reviews for August,
whllo largely given over to the Issues
of tho presidential campaign, finds
space for tho treatment of other im
portant topics. Besides tho character
sketch of Mr. Bryan,, the democratic
candidate for tho presidency, tho Re
view has illustraccd articles on Harriot
Beuchcr Stowe and Dr. Barnardo, tho
father of "Nobody's Children." There
is tho usual elaborate resumo of tho
current magazines; and tho depart
ments of "The Progress of tho World,"
"Record of Current Events," nnd "Cur
rent Illhtory in Caricature" answer nnd
tho typical American demand for what
is up to date and "live."
ANY ONE who has been benefited
by tho ubo of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
will receive information of much valuo
and Interest by writintr to "Pink
Pills," P. O. Box 1S02, Philadelphia, Pa.
Harper's Weekly for August 1st will
contain an article on the trolley system
of New York City and its environs,
with a map showing tho enormous de
velopment of this means of transit; and
many pleasant routes for a day's or an
evening's outing will bo outlined. The
contributor is Ernest Ingersoll, author
of "Country Cousins," "Friends Worth
Knowing," etc. In the same number
will bo a capital golf story by W. O.
vnn T. Sutphen, entitled "The Hong
Coe's Cough llnliam
Ii the oldeat and UU It will break up a Cold quick
arttuui anything else It U always reliable. TrjriW
The following is excellent for polish
ing nickel and bteel articles: To ono
tablespoouful of turpentine add one of
sweet oil; mix them together with em
ery powder enough to make It a pasty
muss that will just pour. Put It ou the
article to bo cleaned with n piece of
soft cloth nnd rub off quickly with a
bit of flannel and use a llttlo dry emery
powder for tho last rubbing.
It costs moro to keep a bleycle in repair
than it does to keep nn o.d girl loo li lug
The Greatest fledical Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, OF ROXBURY, MASS.,
His discovered in one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofula
down to a common Pimple.
He has tried it in over eleven hundred
cases, and never failed except In two cases
(both thunder humor). He has now in his
possession over two hundred tert ideates
of its value, all within twenty miles of
Boston. Send postal card for book.
A benefit is always experienced from
the first bottle, and a perfect cure is war
ranted when the right quantity is taken.
When the lungs are affected it causes
shooting pains, like needles passing
through them; the same with the Liver
or Bowels. Tnis is caused by the ducts
being stopped, anit always disappears in a
week after taking it. Read the label.
If the stomach is foul or bilious it will
cause squeamish feelings at first.
No cliange of diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you ca.i get, and enough of it
Dose, one tablespoonftil in water zt bed
time. Sold by all Druggists.
Tho New Tomato.
Tho now tomato is a half or entirety
frozen salad. When It is entirely frozen
It is cooked nnd swootonod, first, much
ns if for Its old time sphero ns a vege
table, but thero is no butter put Into it,
nnd no pepper, only tho merest dash of
salt nnd tho usual quantity of sugar.
Thon.lt is frozen in a frcczor, liko any
Ice, packed in a. mould nnd hardened in
ico and salt and served in mayonnaise.
This is tho usual way, but I hnvo a
llttlo thing ot my own that I fancy to
bo even nicer I mny bo deceived by
vnnlty nnd It is respectfully submit
ted. Tnko half a dozen tipc, firm toma
toes, pool, pour over them u syrup of
ono pint of Httgnr nnd ono cup ot water,
brought to boiling no moro. Drain
and cool. Pack in frcozcr in layers,
with rounds of white paper between
the layers. Lot them stay about nn
hour, ltomovo cnrofully nnd Rervo on a
bed of lottuca and nasturtiums, with
mayonnaise. Boston Globo.
If you swnllow nnytliiuc hurriedly, you
bolt it, and it you roiiiso to swnllow nt all
you bolt It.
Do you know that peoplo bollovo, if you
nro n gohslp, that you nro not very nlco
Poop!o cheerfully pay 2T ceuts for a fi
cent enko ot soap, It it Is well mlvortUcd.
FIT8 stopped freo ami permnnenllv ciiret. No
flu n(tr flrtt iliij'ftiisnur Dr. Kllnr'stlrrHlMcrvo
Jteslarcr. Fn'.iSJllHl Imlllnmiil Unit Ho.
Sena to Dr. Kunk, Wl Arcti8U, riilUtlclptila, I'm
Do ns good to people as you can bo; you
pass this wny only onco.
IB .BHML ff'HMV
"BATTLE AX" will serve two M
chewers just about
I worth of other brands will serve one
man This is because a 5 cent piece
of "BATTLE AX" is almost as
large as the 10 cent piece of other
high grade brands
Nineteen years of it have made more
bicycles, better bicycles, and bicycles lon
ger, than anybody else. Columbia riders,
ride on the certainty of experience. One
hundred dollars is right for quality, safety,
surety--the trinity of Columbia excellence.
When you pay less, you get less.
Catalogue of Fact, free at Columbia agencies
by mail for two 2-cent stamps.
POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn.
How to Ornw 40o Wheat.
Salzor'a Fall Seed Catalogue tells
you. It's worth thousands to tho
wldonwako farmer. Hcnd-t-cent stamp
for cntaloguo and frco samples of
grains and grasses for fall sowing'.
John A. Salzor Heed Co., LaCrossc.
Ihe trouble Is, when a preacher Is Inter
esting ho never knows when to stop.
ftrttnn nnmnii rr nl nnaltt titiit nflmi nm
soma men grumble.
Believe In Woman's Writes?
Of course we do. Who could
help it wheu womcu write such
convincing words as these:
"Por seven years I suffered
with scrofula. I hnd a good
physician. Uvcry means of
cure was tried in vain. At last
I was told to try Aycr's Sarsa
parilln, which entirely cure1
mc after usiug seven bottles."
Mns. John A. Gimr.it, Fort
I'airfichl, Mc., Jan. 26, 1896,
Built for Two'
Five cents' worth of
as long as 5 cents'
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