The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 25, 1899, Image 6

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CHAPTER XIII. ( Continued. )
The Rector was the only person ex
cepting myself cognizant of Mr. Wid-
dringlon's failure and discoveries. I
felt very small in the worthy person's
presence. I had for the second time
been outwltfed by a woman , and It was
on account of my careless blundering
that the whole work had to begin over
"Don't tell the ladies , " advised the
Hector ; "keep It from them as long as
; you can. 'Miss Elmslie is the veriest
gossip , good little soul as she is , and ,
as we have just proved , 'a man's foes
are those of his own household ; ' ti
very 'walls have ears , and a bird of
the air shall carry the matter ! ' " con
tinued Mr. Heathcote , losing all con
trol of himself in the heat of quotation.
" 'If Widdrington is to recover the trail
vvo must be silent as mice. "
"His groom get-up was capital , " I
remarked ; "it completely took me In. "
"Yes , " said the Rector complacently ,
"I think we did that rather well. But
I did not expect to blind you. When I
found you had not recognized Wid-
drington as soon as you arrived I kept
Tip the joke , you know. "
"It is hardly fair , is it , " I demurred ,
"to keep Miss Branscombe in the dark ?
I believe she would be discreet. "
"Of course you do ! " laughed Mr.
Heathcote. "You would be a sorry
lover if you did not believe that and
everything else that Is good of her. "
"It may be necessary to put her on
her guard against the lady's maid , " I
"Yes , it may. I hardly know what
course to adopt with regard to the
woman , " said the Rector thoughtfully ,
"or how Widdrington has left matters
with her. It seems to me important to
retain her ; she may help us if she will.
Well , with regard to Nona , you must
use your own discretion , Fort ; I can-
and her eyes gleamed with anger. She
rested one hand upon the table , clench
ing and unclenching the other as she
"I have a few questions to ask you ,
sir , " she commenced , in a significant ,
quiet tone "questions I should like
answered. "
"I am at your service , " Miss Wood
ward , " I responded , putting my papers
together with an airy assumption quite
at variance with my real feelings.
"I want to know , " she went on , "if
you think it is the action of a gentle
man to set a spy upon a respectable
young woman , to deceive her by false
promises and lies and shameful , dou
ble-faced ways and tricks , to get out of
her all he wants to know all for your
information , sir" she was becoming
somewhat involved "and for your pay.
I suppose ? Is this a gentleman's ac
tion , I ask you ? "
"If you mean , " I began.
"I mean , " she interrupted , "that I
have always heard you lawyers are as
cunning as Satan himself. But I never
could have believed that a gentleman
like you , so pleasant-spoken and
straightforward as you seemed , could
have been guilty of such a trick ! "
"As what ? " I asked. "I am not
aware of any conduct on my part of
which you have a right to complain ,
Miss Woodward. I rather thought , do
you know , that things were the other
way about that I had some cause of
complaint against you. "
"That fellow , Tillott or whatever
his name is , " she said , with bitter con
tempt "v/as your spy , was he not ?
Didn't you send him down to hunt out
your business ? "
"I did not know of his being here
until last night , " I answered truthfully ,
if a little evasively.
"But he was your spy , " she per
sisted , "and you didn't care how he
not advise. Perhaps we may hear
something from Widdrington to-day or
to-morrow. He has left us in a terri
ble mess at present ; but no doubt he
! i couldn't help it The failure must
have been a blow to him. 'There's
' and the lip/
many a slip 'twixt the cup
you know. "
Before I left the rectory I had to
endure an Interview , quite unsought ,
and I think I may add quite unde
served on my part , painful and embar
rassing as it was to me.
Woodward Widdrington's deserted
and betrayed lady-love her face pale ,
her eyes lurid with suppreF. < ri fury , en
tered the rector's study .vnere I had
established myself in rder to write
letters for the'afterp .jn post , and de
manded a hearing.
I must here coniess to a weakness to
-which I have always been , and am still ,
afraid of an
a prey I am morally
angry woman. I can face any number
of furious men , my spirits indeed ris
ing at the prospect of a fray , but before
an angry woman I am an arrant cow
ard.My feelings therefore can be imag
ined when the lady's maid advanced
upon me. There was no mistaking the
expression of her whole person as she
closed the door and approached me.
At the first glance I thought of the
words "Earth holds no demon like a
woman scorned. "
Innocent factor as I was in the
"scorning" of this particular woman ,
why should I have to bear the brunt
of her demoniacal fury ? This was the
question which shook my craven soul
as I braced myself up as well as I
could for the encounter.
Miss Woodward planted herself on
the opposite side of the writing-table ,
facing me. I was glad at that moment
of the intervening breadth of leather-
covered mahogany. 'She was a little
woman of a dark complexion. Her
thick well-marked brows met on her
forehead , giving a look of determina
tion a sinister look , I thought at that
moment to her thin , sharp-featured
face. Her face was always somewhat
colorless , but it was lividly pale now.
got at what you wanted to know so
long as he did get at it. You didn't
care if he lied and deceived , and made
a poor woman ashamed to hold up her
head again. It was all for your
money. "
"My good girl , " I remonstrated , "I
am really very sorry ; but I am not re
sponsible for Mr. Tillott's conduct. "
"It was you who tempted him , " she
persisted "who set him on me ! Oh ,
it was the meanest , basest thing ! He
was to have married me our names
are up at the registry-office in Ilmin-
ton. I can have the law of him for
false statement , and that's what I mean
to do ! Tell me his address it's the
least you can do for a woman you have
helped to insult and mislead. "
"Who put up the names ? " I asked ,
beginning to feel that Mr. Widdring
ton had gone to unwarrantable lengths
"I did , " she answered , "a fortnight
ago the time would be out next week.
He wouldn't let me give notice to
Miss Branscombe , and we were to have
been married on the sly , because his
friends in London were such grand
people , and he would tell them after
wards , he pretended the false trai
tor ! "
"Then , if you gave the names , I am
afraid you cannot make Mr. Tillott re
sponsible for any statement you have
yourself made at the office , " I said.
"It is a vile , shameful trick ! " she
"Yes , it is too bad , " I assented , sym
pathetically. "But how did it happen
that you , with all your experience , al
lowed yourself to be so taken in ? "
"I never suspected him for a minute , "
she replied , softening under my sym
pathy. "I never supposed that men
could be so wicked. And I don't be
lieve now that he would if he hadn't
been put up to it. I found his letter to
you , telling you how your schemes had
all succeeded , and then I knew how a
gentleman could demean himself ! "
with renewed contempt.
"You found a letter ? " I asked.
"Yes. "
"And you read it ? "
"Yes" shortly and sharply. "Why
not ? It was In his handwriting , an
wo were almost man and wife ; I ha
a right to read his letters. And it
well I did ! What have you to say t
that , sir ? "
"Nothing , " I answered. "Only th
law might have something to say , yo
know , to your taking possession of
letter addressed to another parson. "
v/as gaining courage as her reckles
temper placed her In my power ,
should advise you to be" a little mor
prudent , Miss Woodward. "
"I don't care that for the law , " sh
cried violently , snapping her fingers i
ray face. "The law says nothing to
woman being deceived and insultet
and cheated with false promises. "
"Oh , yes it does ! " I said. "There i
such a thing as breach of promise-
only I am afraid you are hardly in
position to avail yourself of the law.
My spirits had so far revived that
was able to try a little iutimidatio :
now. "You see , by your own con
fession , you have made yourself amen
able to the law in one if not in tw <
instances. "
"I tell you I don't care , ' she cried
"and I'm glad of what I did. I had m ;
revenge. I upset all your fine plans-
and his. You were neither of you :
match for a woman from beginning t <
end. "
"That is quite true , " I assented , hum
bly ; "you were very clever , Miss Wood
ward. I don't think I ever heard of :
cleverer trick. I give you great credi
for your splendid management , and , i
you will allow me to say so , I thinl
your talents are quite wasted in you
present position as a lady's maid ,
should really advise you to turn you
attention to , say , the female detectivi
line. I think I can perhaps be of usi
to you in that sort of a career if yoi
decide on it. "
I was determined that she should no
remain in her present post about Nona
and deemed it advisable to manage he :
resignation as quietly as possible.
designing , vindictive woman , burning
with a sense of injury , and capable o
the elaborate dissimulation she had al
ready practiced , was certainly not fi
for attendance on my guileless , tendei
Nona. Miss Woodward must leave thi
Rectory before my own departure.
"The authorities at Scotland Yard , '
I suggested , "will , I think , most proba
bly be glad tf your assistance. I car
perhaps arrange the matter. "
"D"o you think that I will be be
holden to you for anything ? " she burst
out. "Do you think I will let you laj
another trap for me ? No , I'm not
sunk so low as that comes to ! "
"It might be worth your while , " 1
said carelessly , "to think over my
offer. I am afraid after what has
passed the Rectory will not be either
a. pleasant or a safe home for you"
"And do you think , " she cried , "that
[ 'm going to take my warning to leave
from you ? You are not my master. I
was not engaged by you , and it's not
for you to dismiss me. "
"All that is quite true , " I assented ;
'nevertheless it may be as well for you
to think over what I have said , Miss
Woodward. Miss Branscombe will , I
know , be as anxious as I am myself to
scandal exposure
avoid any unnecessary or
posure before the other servants. And
she has been a kind mistress ; you
ivould not , I am sure , wish to give her
unnecessary pain or distress. "
"Miss Branscombe is a thousand
times too good for for those who
have got her , " announced Miss Wood
ward. "As sweet a young lady as ever
trod the earth , she is , and above all the
mean tricks that seem all right to law-
vers , no doubt. And if things had gone
as they should have gone we might
have seen her in her own proper place ,
with as real a gentleman as she is a
lady. "
( To be continued. )
As It Appeared on the Arras of Russia
and Austria.
The eagle , as an emblem of authori-
y , is so old that it would be impossible
: o clearly trace its origin. It is found
apon the most ancient sculptures that
iiave yet been discovered , and was no
Joubt one of the very oldest of the to
tems , or tribe signs. The early Per
sian empire appears to be the first
which adopted it as an imperial em
blem. Among the Greeks the eagle
; vas the emblem of Jove. The Romans
Use adopted the eagle as their stand-
ird , and so it became the token of Ro-
nan dominion. When Constantine be-
: ame emperor .he adopted the double-
iieaded eagle as the insignia of his
xuthority over east and west. When
; he German empire came into being in
: he twelfth century this emblem was
'evived as being that of the Holy Ro-
nan empire , and Rudolph of Hapsburg
idopted it as his imperial arms. It ap-
> eared in the Russian imperial arms in
; he sixteenth century , when Czar Ivan
Basilovitch married Princess Sophia ,
liece of the eleventh Constantine , and
; he last of the Byzantine emperors.
About Necks.
The array of necks presented for in
spection at a theater is various. All
sorts and conditions of necks are there ,
ind there is as much variety in them
is there is in the faces above them.
Scraggy necks should , if surmounting
jood shoulders , have a discreet ribl/on
ound them ; black velvet or white
: ulle are the most becoming things for
: he complexion. Pearls on a white
; hroat are really exquisite ; for dusky
iccks the most becoming stones are
jmeralds or rubies. When the bones
it the base of the throat are too in-
; rusive on the attention they may bo
soerced into submission and conceal-
nent by a narrower ribbon tied
vith a pendant.
'The Eye Cannot Say "Unto tlio Hani
I Ilavo ffo Jfecd of TUoc" From tJi
First Book of Corliitliliius , Chaptc
1 : Verse 31.
Fifty thousand workmen In Chlcag
ceasing work in one day ; Brookly :
stunned by the attempt to halt its rail
road cars ; Cleveland in the throes of
labor agitation , and restlessness amen
toilers all over the land have cause
an epidemic of strikes , and somewha
to better things , I apply the Pauliu
thought of my text.
You have seen an elaborate piece o
machinery , with a thousand wheel
and a thousand bands and a thousan
pulleys all controlled by one grea
water wheel , the machinery so adjuste
that when you jar one part of it yo
jar all parts of it. Well , human so
ciety is a great piece of mechanlsn
controlled by one great and ever-re
volving force the wheel of God'
providence. You harm one part of th
machinery of society and you harm al
parts. All professions interdependent
All trades interdependent. All classe
of people interdependent. No sue !
thing as independence. Dives canno
kick Lazarus without hurting his owi
foot. They who threw Shadrach inti
the furnace got their own bodie
scorched. Or to come back to the fig
ure of the text , what a strange thin ;
it would be if the eye should say ,
oversee the entire physical mechanism
I despise the other members of tin
body , if there is anything I am dis
gusted with , it is with those miserable
low-lived hands. Or , what if the ham
should say , I am the boss workman o
the whole physical economy ; I have n <
respect for the other members of thi
body. If there is anything I despise
it is the eye seated under the domi
of the forehead doing nothing but look
I come in and I wave the flag o
truce between these two contestants
and I say : "The eye cannot say to thi
hand , 'I have no need of thee. ' "
That brings me to the first sugges
tion , and that is , that Labor and Capi
tal are to be brought to a better un
derstanding by a complete canvass o
the whole subject. They will b <
brought to peace when they find tha
they are identical in their interests
When one goes down , they both gc
down. When one rises , they both rise
There will be an equilibrium aftei
awhile. There never was an exceptioi
to the rule. That which is good foi
one class of society eventually will b <
good for all classes of society , and thai
which Is bad for one class of societ ]
will eventually and in time be bad foi
all. Every speech that Labor make :
against Capital postpones the day ol
permanent adjustment. Every speed
that Capital makes against Labor post
pones the day of permanent adjust
ment. When Capital maligns Labor , ll
Is the eye cursing the hand. Wher
Labor maligns Capital it is the bam
cursing the eye. As far as I have ob
served , the vast majority of capitalists
are successful laborers. If the capital
ists would draw their gloves , you
would see the broken finger nail , the
scar of an old blister , the stiffened
finger joint. The great publishers ol
the country for the most part vere
bookbinders , or typesetters , on small
pay. The great carriage manufacturers
for the most part sandpapered wagon
bodies in wheelwright shops. While ,
on the other hand , in all our large
manufacturing establishments you will
find men on wages who once employed
a hundred or five hundred hands. The
distance between Capital and Labor
is not a great gulf over which is swung
a Niagara suspension bridge ; it is only
a step , and the capitalists are crossing
over to become laborers , and the la
borers are crossing over to become
capitalists. Would God they might
shake hands while they cross. On the
other hand , laborers are the highest
style of capitalists. Where are their
Investments ? In banks , No ! In the
railroads , No ! Their nerve , their
muscle , their bone , their mechanical
skill , their physical health are mag
nificent capital. He who has two eyes ,
two ears , two feet , two hands , ten fin
gers , has machinery that puts into
nothingness carpet and screw and cot
ton factory , and all the other imple
ments on the planet. The capitalists
were laborers , the laborers were capi
talists. The sooner we understand
that the better.
Again : There is to come relief to
the laboring classes of this country
through" co-operative associations. I
am not at this moment speaking ol
trades unions , but of that plan by
which laborers put their surplus to
gether and become their own capital
ists. Instead of being dependent upon
the beck of this capitalist or that capi
talist , they manage their own affairs.
In England and Wales there are 813
co-operative associations. They have
340,000 members ; they have a capital of
518,000,000 , or what corresponds to our
dollars , and they do a business an
nually of $63,000,000. Thomas Brassey ,
one of the foremost men in the British
parliament on the subject says : "Co
operation is the one and the only re
lief for the laboring populations. This
Is the path , " he says , "by which they
ire to come up from the band-to-the-
mouth style of living , to reap the re
wards and the honors of our advanced
civilization. " Lord Deroy and John
Stuart Mill , who gave half their lives
to the study of the labor question , be
lieved in co-operative institutions.
The co-operative institution formed in
Troy , N. Y. , stood long enough to illus
trate the fact that great go-'d might
: ome of such an institution , if it were
rightly carried on and mightily de
"But , " says some one , "haven't
: hese institutions sometimes been a
"allure ? " Yes. Every great movement
las been a failure at some time. Ap
plication of the steam power a failure ,
; lectro-telegraphy a failure , railroad-
Ing a failure , but now the chief sue
cesses of the world.
"But , " says some one , "why talk o
surplus being put by laborers Into co
operative associations , when the vas
multitude of tellers of this countr ;
are struggling for their daily bread
and have no surplus ? " I reply : Pu
Into my hand the money spent by th
laboring classes of America for run
and tobacco , and I will establish co
operative associations in all parts o
this land , some of them mightier thai
any financial institutions of the coun
try. We spend in this country eve
$100,000,000 every year for tobacco
We spend over $1,500.000.000 , dlrcctl ;
or indirectly , for rum. The laborin ;
classes spend their share of thi :
money. Now , suppose the laborin }
man who has been expending hi :
money in those directions , should jus
add up how much he has expendec
during thess past few years , and thei
suppose that that money was put int <
a co-operative association , and the :
suppose he should have all his friend :
In toil , who had made the same kind o
expenditure , do the same thing , am
that should be added up and put into i
co-operative association. And thei
take , all that money expended for overdress
and over-living
dress and over-style
on the part of toiling people in ordei
that they may appear as well as per
sons who have more income gathei
that all up and you could have cooperative
erative associations all over this land
I am not saying anything now aboul
trades unions. You want to know
what I think of trades unions. I thinl
they are most beneficial in some direc
tions , and they have a specific object
and in this day , when there are vasl
monopolies a thousand monopolies
concentring the wealth of the peple
into the possession of a few men , un
less the laboring men of this countrj
and all countries band together thej
will go under. There is a lawful use
of a trade union , but then there is an
unlawful use of a trade union. If It
means sympathy In time of sickness ,
if It means finding work for people
when they are out of work , if It means
the improvement of the financial , the
moral or the religious condition of the
laboring classes , that is all right. Do
not singers band together In Handel
and Haydn societies ? Do not news
paper men band together in press
clubs ? Do not ministers of religion
band together in conferences and asso
ciations ? There Is not in all the land a
city where clergymen do not come to
gether , many of them once a week ,
to talk over affairs. For these reasons
you should not blame labor guilds.
When they are doing their legitimate
work they are most admirable , but
when they come around with drum and
fife and flag , and drive people off from
their toll , from their scaffoldings , from
their factories , then they are nihilistic ,
then they are communistic , then they
are barbaric , then they are a curse. If
a man wants to stop work let him stop
work , but he cannot stop me from
But now suppose that all the labor
ing classes banded together for ben
eficent purposes in co-operative asso
ciation , under whatever name they put
their means together. Suppose they
take the money that they waste in rum
and tobacco , and use it for the eleva
tion of their children , for their moral ,
intellectual and religious improve
ment , what a different state of things
we would have in this country , and
they would have in Great Britain !
Do you not realize the fact that men
work better without stimulant ? You
say , "Will you deny the laboring men
this help which they get from strong
drink , borne down as they are with
many anxieties and exhausting work ? "
I would deny them nothing that is
good for them. I would deny them
strong drink , if I had the power , be
cause it is damaging to them. My
father said , "I became a temperance
man in early life because I found that
in the harvest field , while I was
naturally weaker than the other men , I
could hold out longer than any of
them ; they took stimulant and I took
none. "
Everybody knows they cannot en
dure great fatigue men who Indulge
In stimulants. All our young men un
derstand that. When they are pre
paring for the regatta , or the ball club ,
or the athletic wrestling , they abstain
from strong drink. Now , suppose all
this money that is wasted were gath
ered together and put into co-operative
institutions Oh ! we would have a
very different state of things from
what we have now.
Let me say a word to all capitalists.
Be your own executors. Make Invest
ments for eternity. Do not be like some
of those capitalists I know who walk
around among their employes with a
supercilious air , or drive up to the fac
tory in a manner which eeems to indi
cate they are the autocrat of the uni
verse , with the sun and moon in their
rest pockets , chiefly anxious when they
go among laboring men not to be
touched by the greasy or smirched
band and have their broadcloth In-
lured. Be a Christian employer. Re
member those who are under your
: harge are bone of your bone and flesh
Df your flesh ; that Jesus Christ died
for them and that they are immortal.
Divide up your estates , or portions of
them , for the relief of the world , be
fore you leave it. Do not go out of the
tvorld like that man who died in New
i'ork , leaving in his will $40.000,000 ,
ret giving how much for the church of
jed ? how much for the alleviation of
auman suffering ? He gave some money
i little while before he died. That was
yell ; but in all this will of $40,000,000
low much ? One million ? No. Five
mndred thousand ? No. One hundred
lollars ? No. Two cents ? No. One
: ent ? No. These great cities groan-
ng in anguish , nations crying out for
: he bread of everlasting life. A man In
i will giving forty millions of dollars
ind not one cent to God. It Is a dis-
jrace to our civilization. Or , as illus-
ratc d in a letter which I have con-
: erning a man who departed this life ,
caving between five and eight millions
dollar was left
dollars. Not one
comfort the aged
this writer Hays , to
not one
and workwomen ,
Instruct the
lar to elevate and
stifled their
children who
of pale
ish growth in the heat and clamor
st tne
his factory. Is it strange
of toil follow
curse of the children
could one
Ingratitude ? How well
his many millions have been disbursed
benefit of
for the present and the future
had woven literally
those whose hands
' Pr'11"1 '
the fabric of the dead
fortune. O ! capitalists of the United
. Be a
States , be your own executors.
need be on a small
George Peabody , if ,
scale. God has made you a
discharge your responsibility.
all laboring men In
My word Is to
this country : I congratulate you at
your brightening prospects. I congratu
late you on the fact that you are get
ting your representatives , at Aloany ,
at Harrisburg. and at Washington. I
have only to mention such a man of
Wilson , the shoemaker
the past as Henry
maker ; as Andrew Johnson , the tailor ;
as Abraham Lincoln , the boatman. The - ;
living illustrations easily occur to you.
This will go on until you will have
representatives at all the headquarters ,
and you will have full justice. Mark
that. I congratulate you also at the op
portunities for your children. I con
gratulate you that you have to work
and that when you are dead your chil
dren have to work.
I congratulate you also on your opportunities -
portunities of information. Plato paid
one thousand three hundred dollars for
two books. Jerome ruined himself
financially by buying one volume of
Origen. What vast opportunities for
intelligence for you and your children.
A working man goes along by the show
window of some great publishing house
and be sees a book that costs five del
lars. He says , "I wish I could have
that information ; I wish I could raise
five dollars for that costly and beautiful
book. " A few months pass on and he
gets the value of that book for twenty-
five cents in a pamphlet. There never
was such a day for the workingmcn of
America as this day and the day that
is coming.
I also congratulate you because your
work is only prefatory and introduc
tory. You want the grace of Jesus
Christ , the Carpenter of Nazareth. He
toiled himself , and he knows how to
sympathize with all who toil. Get his
grace in your heart and you can sing
on the scaffolding amid the storm , in
the shop shoving the plane , In the mine
plunging the crowbar , on shipboard
climbing the ratlines. He will make
the drops of sweat on your brow glit
tering pearls for the eternal coronet.
Are you tired , he will rest you. Are
you sick , he will give you help. Are
you cold , he will wrap you in the
mantle of his love. Who are they be
fore the throne ? "Ah ! " you say , "their
hands were never calloused with toll. "
Yes they were ; but Christ raised them
to that high eminence. Who are these ?
"These are they that came out of great
tribulation and had their robes washed
and made white in the blood of the
Lamb. " That for every Christian work
ing man and for every Christian work
Ingwoman will be the beginning a
eternal holiday.
Population of France and Britain.
In the year 1801 Great Britain was a
long way behind France , who then had
nearly twice her population ; but , In.
the present year , 1899 , Britain has suc
ceeded in getting an appreciable lead
over France , to the extent of about two
millions of population. In 1801 France's
population was over 27,000,000. In 1801
Britain's population was under 16,000-
300. In 1851 France's population -was
under 36,000.000. In 1851 Britain's
population was over 27,000,000. In 1899
France's population is 38,500,000. In
1899 Britain's population is 40,500,000.
Fhus , in 1801 , the British were ( nearly )
12,000,000 fewer than the French ; In
L851 the British had reduced the
French lead to under 9,000,000 , and , in
: he present year , they lead France'on
: he score of population , by almost ex-
ictly 2,000,000 persons. Great Britain
outran France in population for the
irst time in the history of the world
: n 1893 or 1894.
A Diamond tover In Love.
A collector of
gems in Boston pos
sessed three perfectly matched soll-
aires , of blue , rose and yellow , and
vould show them to his friends as tha
oveliest combination of colors he
cnew anything about. The true lover
) f gems prefers stones unset , so he
: an stir them about with the point of
L jeweler's nippers or a pencil and en-
oy their unalloyed
sparkle and pu-
ity in every phase of light. These
hree perfectly colored diamonds'
vhich were carried in the man's
vaistcoat pocket , wrapped in cotton
vere valued at several thousand dol-
ars , but one day Cupid appeared
Jid then one of the precious stones
rent into a blazing engagement ring
.nd the remaining two eventually
ound themselves turned into "jew-
Iry. " Such is the power of love.
-Boston Herald.
The Elder's Inspiration.
At the close of the forenoan session
f a ministerial conference , in an-
louncing the opening subject for the
fterncon , the presiding officer said :
Elder H. will present a paper on 'The
> evil. ' " Then he added earnestly :
Please be prompt in attendance , for
Irother H. has a carefully prepared
aper , and is full of his subject. " And
he Homiletic Review says that it was
erne minutes before the presiding of-
cer understood the laughter whici
ollowed his remark.
To Be or Xot to Be ?
He Is there anything in the world
hat bores you more tuan flattery'
he Only one thing that I now thin *
f. He What is
that ? She Not free
e flattered. Detroit Free Press