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This sale will continue
on the premises of Mrs.
If. S. DRAKE & CO.,
Due time of our grand
opening of our magnifi
cent new store on Thir
teenth street, opposite
the. Commercial bank
will be announced later.
We will carry one of
the largest stocks of Dry
Goods, Carpets, Upholst
ery and Millinery in
BARBER & DAYXIN.
A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING.
Twas the clipping from a paper
TeBJag of mnt f tuny caper
On the stage;
So I read it every letter.
Saying that T& seen no better
For as age.
Taea I taraeb the dipping over
With bo pwpoce to discover
What was there.
But la gmWag contemplstloB
Of the humorist's cteatka.
Rich and rare.
As I looked I know I started
Aad. the asalle from lips departed,
For I saw,
FriBted therein uncut column.
Notices of death, sad, solemn.
Full of awe.
So, I thought, come grief and pleasure,
Keted out with equal measure;
;, You may laugh.
For some other one is wailing.
For the tear is smiles unfailing
MUTINY ON A GOLD SHIP.
I It was our last Friday night at Castle Bluff
boarding school. Most of the girls were gone,
and the few who lived in or around New
,York, aad were obliged to remain until Sat
urday saoming, were counting the hours of
1 It was a dismal night The rain beat a
oeastlesr tattoo upon the piazza roof, while
the honeysuckle scraped an accompaniment
upon the panes; the wind piped shrilly, and
very now and then, as it shifted, we could
hear the roar of the breakers at Forlorn
Hope. We were huddled together, seven
girls, in the study parlor, grumbling because
the evening train for New York was an ex
press, and so did not stop at Castle Bluff.
"I would have cut the closing exercises and
taken ths 2 o'clock train if the 'General'
would have let me," said Sarah Priest,
. "The General" was our name for our prin
cipal, Mrs. 1L, whose imposing carriage sug
gested the title which Dickens bestows on one
of his characters.
"Our sacerdotal friend seems pensive to
night," I remarked, mischievously. "What
entertainment would your Reverence be
pleased to countenanceP I added, turning to
nana. The poor girl bad to answer to a
great snany punning variations of her name.
Indeed, we all bore school names. Mine was
"Gaul," given me by the class in "Ctesar's
Commentaries," as an improvement on
"France," otherwise Frances. Minnie Walsh,
the most diminutive girl in school, was "Car
diff Giant," abbreviated to "Cardie;" Jennie
Shepherd was known as "Shepherdess" or
"Bopeep;" Bertha Heiu, who was always
"willin" was "Barkis;" "Lib" Chamberlain,
a high spirited, independent girl, was called
' I had been reading aloud from "Our Mu
tual Friend," but finding my audience too
restlest to listen, I closed the book and walked
to the window.
"No use to watch for the steamer to-night,
girls," I said; "you couldn't sight the Great
Eastern a boat's length away."
"Oh, how nautical!" remarked Jennie.
"Have you been taking lessons of Mrs.
"Well, Fm not so sure that it wouldn't be
a good idea to have a lesson from Mrs.
Jones," I said. "What do you say to one of
her 'sailors' yarns,' as she calls them!"
"Just the thing," exclaimed Alice.
"Let's get her to tell us a real live blood-aad-thnnder-yonr-money-or-yonr-life
"Ban along and prepare her, Gaul," said
lib, Alice's chum. "We will follow in a pro
"Cone, girls," cried Alice, "form a line.
partners! 'But as for me,' seizing
nrnr. "give me Liberty, or give me
We found the matron sitting before a little
wroed are, working a cushion for a fair.
' It was almost equal to a voyage around
the world to go into Mrs. Jones' room. Ob
the msntrl and shelves were foreign sheik
aad different lands of corals, from the mas
sive brain coral of the West Indies to the deli
cate pink specimens from the Mkronesian
Islands, also stuffed birds, bits of ore from
Aastralia and Spanish souvenirs. Over a
photograph of Windsor castle the Stars and
Stripes Mingled their folds with those of the
Uaioa Jack. Above the flags hung a colored
IMaograph of H.M.S. Three Jolly Tars,which,
although represented as scudding before a
."large" wind on a heavy sea, had all her car-
Mrs. Jones was fond of young people, and
glad to relax the strict rules of school disd-
"U that you, MissBaiieyr said she. "Uotoe
m,aad Ifks Priest, too. How many girls
are there of your she asked, catching sight
ef a line ia the balL
I "'We are seven,'" said Alice, as we dis-
tribatsd ourselves about the room.
' "I wish there were twice as many!" said
the matron, with one of her genial i"g
"1 suppose you are all glad to be off duty and
done with'that """'"g board for the
j "la what country were yon born, Mrs.
Joassr I asked, partly to set the ball rolling
aad partly to settle a disputed point.
I- a ao country," answered the lady. "Fin
ths woman 'without a country.' " After en
joying oar perplexity for a while she added,
"I was born on the high seas."
"Bat of what nationality are your I per-
1 "I can hardly tell you, my dear," rejoined
Mrs. Joaea "Perhaps African, as Bach as
aay, for I was born at sea off Cape of Good
Mope. My father was an English sea captain,
aad be saarried my mother, who was a Spaa
m lady, m Madrid.
I "IMred oa board ship the Three Jolly
.Ttb BBtilIwaal4,soyosee that pictare
a viswof my birthplace aad early home.
My father was captain of that vessel for
.Sweatj sfrat years.
to hoassksepiag ia Aastralia. I
ha, so that mach of my life hat
on shipboard. It would really
ahosseHks to me than bring oa
lyhasbaadaad children were aura
it it dreadfully inoaotonoas the
;, day after dayF iaqaired Jessie.
Dear, aol" said ths mstroa. "If you are
; a trepsassager impatient to he at yoar
end, yoa eaa have as mac
To Mate this Sale Meresttug !
We quote prices never yet known in this county or its
Ladies', Misses' and Children's MILAN HATS 15c,
worth up to 50c.
Ladies' WOOL FELT HATS 50c, worth $1.00.
Ladies' FUR FELT HATS $1.00,
Boys' TRIMMED HATS and CAPS 25c, never sold
less than 75c and $1.00.
Misses' TRIMMED HATS, aborted colors, $1.00,
worth up to $3.00.
" LOT 6.
Ladies and Misses' TRIMMED HATS, all colors and
shapes, $1.25, worth up to $3.50.
Ladies' TRIMMED HATS $1.50, actual value $4.00.
Economical buyers should look forward to this
Sale, as these prices cannot be
BARBER & DAYKIN.
notour, the sea is the most variable tang ia
'ths world, hardly alike two days in socces
ston." "Didatyoa ever meet any nice pirates or
have any mutinies on board, or aaythiagof
that sort, you kaowF Alios remarked per
suasively. lbs. Jones leached. "Not axactlv." aht
said; "but we had a hit of a scars oa oat
voyage. Perhaps yoa would like to
about that f"
We gathered sroaad, aad she began
"MvhnslMndwaa cantata of the Be
a hlo ninninz between Melboaras and Liver
pool, Home twenty-five years ago. I shall
iMver forget the first voyage I made with
vessels did not go so fast then as they
do now, and I remember 'that we were just
fivo months and three days from Phillips'
dock, J JverpooL
"Our freight was gold dust for the return
trip, and the worst of it was that we could
get a crew only of convict. Our own sail
ors caught the gold fever, which was run
sdngvery high then, and while the ship was
lying at Melbourne ran away to the gold
fields to prospect for themselves. These con
victs were old sailors who had beea-trans-ported
for crime, but who bad served out
their terms and wished to return to England
by working their pa wage. David that was
my husband's name mid we could do no
better than to take them, and he hadnt ths
slightest fear that they would make any
trouble; they were too anxious to get back to
"All seemed to go well for a while, but
after we had been oat to sea for some time,
it seemed to my husband as if the Bonanza
was a little off her bearings; so the first
bright day he took aa observation. He was
shut up for about an hour making the calcu
lations. When he came out I saw by his face
that something was wrong. He went aft aad
spent some time with the helmsman. He had
found that the Bonanza was off her bearings,
sure enough. The man at the wheel told him
that she wouldn't mind her helm that she
was water logged. This got about among
the passengers, and they began to be nervous;
so my husband announced that be would
make an examination, and invited two of the
panoengers to accompany him into the bold.
They went down into the lower hold, where
the ballast is stowed, aad found the ship was
all right. The captain sent the boatswain
aloft to give out through the trumpet that
the report was false.
"After tms I could see that David was un
easy, although I did not then understand
"I awoke one night just before seven bells
struck. When I beard the belk, I knew that
it was only half past S, and was trying to
get to sleep again, when my ears, which are
exceptionally quick, caught a peculiar scrap
ing sound under the berth. There would not
teem to be anything alarming about this, for
most ships are full of rats, but the fact was,
that the gold tank was built into the ship
Just under the captainVi berth, the only en
trance being by a trap door. If this scrap
ing came from the tank it could not be rats,
for no rat who bad any respect for his teeth
would be likely to experiment on the zinc
lining. A few nights afterward I heard the
noise again, and felt sure it was some sharp
instrument working on a-metallic surface.
I awakened David, but be could not hear
anything, and said that it must be my im
agination. "Soon after this, I noticed that a curious
change had come over Arnie, our cabin boy.
His whole name was Arnold Mclntyre. He
was really very young for the place, but I
bad been pleased with his appearance and in
duced my husband to take him. This was the
boy's first trip. His father had been a pros
perous squatter in Australia, aScotehmanby
birth, and a fine man.
"One night the father was awakened by
the harking of the dogs, and on going to the
door found a gang of bush rangers surround
ing the-house. They evidently knew that he
had been selling cattle that day and had
brought home a large sum of money. It is
not likely that they intended to harm him,
for it was only the money that they were
after, bat he'showed fight and knocked two
of them down.
"Well, the end of it was that the poor
Scotchman got a bullet through his bead,
and the bushrangers rode away with every
thing valuable. Mrs. Mclatyre was never
the same again. She lost her wits, let the
baby fall on its head (ia ooaseqaeace of which
it died not'long afterward), and she took no
not j of Arnie. Hewasa bright, clever led,
and it seemed a pity that he should go to de
struction, so we took care of aim. He was
rery f ond of us, aad I took great pleasare ia
teaching him, for he was very gratefal and
a quick scholar.
"AH at once, as I said, a great change
seemed to have come over him. He came
into the cabia one moraing as white as a
piece of canvas, aad I noticed mat his arm
shook so that he had to carry the eapasiaa
coffee cap with both heads. He declared he
was well, and seemed to he startled
spoke suddenly to him; bat
an indescribable expression. I have seea
something like It in the face of adumbani-
itU trying invaia to make itself
i by a human beiac
"I was sitting oa deck with my work,
pleasant moraing sooa after, when, happea-
tag to need a book which was below, I seat
Arnie down to get it. When he handed it to
aw there was a folded slip of naner
the leaves; a single word was scrawlsd
it the word 'Mutiny.'
"Thatdaywhea wehadaakhed oar dia
aer, the captain rose in hk piece and made a
short speech. He said something tike this:
"'Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to have a
few straight words with you. IdRaotwfch
to cause alarm, and hope there is no occasion
for any, but I think it best that there should
be a fair understanding between as, as to
bow matters stand. I have reason to believe
that all is not right oa board that there Is
Busemef brewiagamoae; the crew. HI
have the support of the paesaagers I feel
ta I can manage the men. There must be
aopaaicamoag yon. It is absolutely aeces
sary that all be calm, watchful and self con
trolled. I believe that yoa will be. I think
I can trust yoa aad shall expect yoa to sas
temme. We will look Ism itsa. t ia the
Ibglahmen can be cowed by a gang of
"The speech had ths effect my husband
sired. The issssaia fete that he traatst
theirhoaoracd courage, and the
aU promised to be ready tostaad by him
any smsrgsacy. no captain had
panel on deck aad we followed.
a hard looking set of fallows,
wita roaga, m
and they glowered at
worth up to $1.75.
At cost and
"Jty husband wafaot mucn or an orator,
bat when amends blood hi up he can talk, if
he ever can; aadlassore yoa be laid down
the law to those men ia words they could un
derstand. "There is not a man of you, he said, who j
dares look me ia the eye and say that be has
received aaythiag bat fair play from me, or
the sabordmate officers, since he shipped on
the Bonanza. Your past lives have not been
such as would lead a man to pat confidence
la yoa. The world has not been the better
for your living in it, but I have treated yoa;
as If yoa bad been the most honorable men
In "gla "" Yoa have had a chance to
show that there was something of true man
hood left in yon, yet Now, how have you
returned this! I will tell youl You mean
mischiefl 1 understand this as well as yoa
do. Your plot is known to me, and the time
has come for yoa to give an account of it.
Yon will find that I am not a man to be
mail nils I am master of this ship, and I
legend toresoaia so. The Bonanza is freighted
Iwm gold dust, aad I shall defend her with
Wy life! I itrmni""1 you all, as true British
aafkn, to btiag forward your crra3 and laj
mm oaths capstan r
"Yon may not know that it is 4;aiust:h
fames: articles for sailors to car:.- amis
'one of the first questions aske-.l wiie.i a t:r
ships before the mast Is, 'Have you any
"There was silence among the men when
the captain ceased. We could hear the soft
aappmg of the sails overhead, and the occa
stonal scraping of a heel, as some one eased
hk muscles by shifting his weight from one
foot to the other. Iwasstandingbythemain
shrouds and remember counting the ratlines
over and over, to help keep my self control
It Bwsmwd a brief lifetime to me, but I sup
pose it was hardly thirty seconds before f our
men came forward and hdd down horse
pistols. Not another man stirred. I saw my
husband's face redden and. his eyes flash an
grily. " 'Is no one else truer he shouted.
"I began to tremble lest he should lose his
"He called for some chalk. Chalk is al
ways kept on board for whitening spots
when a ship 'comes into port. He stooped
down and began to draw two lines across the
deck in front of him. Suddenly there was
a sharp click. My husband had drawn a
pistol and cocked it! An instant after -he
rose to his feet and cried in a voice like
thunder, 'Yoa may walk np to that first line
and lay down your arms, bat if any man
crosses the second line Pa shoot himdeadr
"I closed my eyas, bat when I looked
again I could hardly see the top of the cap
stan for the bowie knives and pistols that
"The captain called the safimaker and
whispered a word in his ear. He went be
low and came up with the irons. The pas
sengers lent a hand, and in a few minutes
we had the ringleaders provided for.
"Then the captain thought of Arnie. He
said, 'I understand you have got Arnie In
tow. Bring him up.' He was brought up,
pale as death.
"'Now,' says the cantata, 'you've got to
tell all yoa know about tfak basjnass.'
"The child lips quivered. 'If I do they
will kiU me,' be mid.
" 'Yoa shut be touched.'said the captain.
Still Arnold was afraid to speak. He was
trembling in every limb. He was such a
little fellow hk bead did not reach up to my
shoulder. It was the hsTiVat work to make
him tell what ha knew. David had to prom
ise that be should stay in the cabin all the
way, and at lest he told the whole story and
we found everything to be Just as be said.
He bad beard it ell while lying in hk bunk,
and the men bound him by a dreadful oath
to secrecy, and swore they would murder
him and throw hk body overboard if be
should betray them. He believed they would,
buthefeltthat he must warn us. He tried
to let the captain know in some way without
breaking hk oath, bat could not make him
understand, and had given me the scrap of
paper as a last resort,
"The convicte had a large supply of weap
ons, and had bribed the steersman to turn
the ship from her course little by little, in
tending to mutiny and take possession of her.
They wished to take her to some strange port
and then scuttle her, going ashore in the boats
and leaving us to our fate.
"Arnold torn which men bad wejponsin
then-lockers and where the keys were, and
the captaia sent and seised the arms. He
told us, also, that the ship's cutlasses, which
had seemed in good condition at the last in
spection, bad been deprived of their blades,
so that, as we found, only the sheaths and
emeiaerl, and we could not have
i for our decease.
"The boy also told ns that two or three at
tempts had been made tot through ths
gold tank, and, on examming, we discovered
several places at the sidewheresome sharp
instrument had been used. This explained
the filing sound I had heard twice.
"Arnie saved oar Uvea, aad yoa may be
sere we did not forget It
"We reached Bagland In eafety.aad be
fore landing the pesseagersmede op a hand
some puree for the boy. He was sent toe
good school aad well educated, and today
Arnold Mclntyre k aaomceria the royal
aavyandoneof tbeanest men In her ma
jesty's sanrfce."-Fraaces 8toaghton Bailey
"Do yoa get all the work you can do?"
asked a gntkxnnn of a negro whom he
had hired to do some outdoor jobs for
"Yes, sah, 'boot all; en I needs hit t
keep my little famly s-gotn, sab."
"How much of s family have your"
"Well, Iemme see. Dare me en my
ole wtmun, dat's two; en Iizy en Itarthy
en Berthena en Andy en Sidney en
Jimmy en Billyen Saily en Minty, dat's
nine single ones; en den dar's de twins,
Ad'naram en Eb'nezer leben in alL
Yof see dat's quite a considerable few.
- The gentleman thought it was.
Make Fsytom declares that he k the
bow anake kilter. He kilted six rattle
snakes a week ago ia going from the
Marguerite mine to the Northern Belle.
One of them measured four feet and ten
inches. He says that Keystone ravine is
chuck full of them. Charles Castagua
lul Kttln hoflM- than ftha H killotl
eighteen not long since with one shot. '
Sierra City Triemne.
v MRS. M. S. DRAKE & COMP'Y.
As the time is now drawing nearer our grand
opening day, we have
MARKED DOWN EVERY ARTICLE
13th St., Opp. CMMrcial
many at less THAN HALF PRICE. Extra efforts
made to close out the entire Stock before
All who are in need of
MILLINERY, NECKWEAR, NOTIONS, YARNS, HANKF'S, Glows i Mitts,
MTSHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SALE.-
wonder a a
So bappfiy k faring;
As when my first love, KDea Jane,
There took her daffy atriag.
For every sweet wshoot demur.
She paid me off with kkses.
My latest lore k Besaor,
The Jane k quite derided,
And though I still divide with her.
My pay k undecided.
Sometimes when sweets and flowers most
I on her shrine am showering,
Her smiles with sunshine an the air.
But ah! too oft she's lowering.
No matter bow I strive sad woo.
No more for me such bhss k
To see her as she used to do
Put up her mouth for kisses.
Sweet Eleanor, though grown are we.
My lore bring more of psia
Than when your summers aumbered
And you were KDea Jane.
Core Stuart Wheeler la Century.
TIT FOR TAT.
In the days when all the world was
romantic, and no one was ashamed of it,
two gentlemen of England conceived
the preposterous, but at the same time
rather fashionable, idea that, because
they were friends, their son and daugh
ter, then infants ia their cradles, must
We each other when they grew to be
man and woman; and, having compared
notes and found that they quite agreed
on this point, set-to work with a zeal
worthy of a better cause to arrange mat
ters so that they must turn out exactly
as they desired.
Consequently, each made a will and
matters were so arranged that if either
of the young people declined the hand
of the other, the young person would be
penniless, and his or her estate would go
to the other young person who was will
ing. After some years the gentleman whose
child was a daughter left his native Eng
land for America, while the other, who
was a widower, his wife having given
her life for that son, remained in Eng
land, so that the ocean rolled between
the romantic friends.
The English resident was named Ed
mund Harrington; the American,
Both were wealthy and brought their
children up carefully.
As they grew older they permitted
them to correspond with each other, but
each detested the task so that the letters
were written by the elders themselves.
Once, at the age of 14, when news
came that little Harold Harrington had
fallen from a tree and broken his leg,
Elsie Seabright was desired to reply that
she felt great regret and sent her best
love and wishes for his speedy recovery,
but the girl, who could never listen to
the boy's name with anything like pa
tience, refused to write one word of this
"Iwish he had broken his neck, so
that I might never hear any more about
him,' she said, with a 6taoMfIuilip
So again mamma wrote the letter, hav
ing first locked Elsie up in a dark pantry
by way of punishment
"And I am sorry to find a child of mine
so unfeeling," she said. "A broken leg
causes great pain and may make one
lame for life."
"A nice thing for me that would be if
I am to marry him," said Elsie.
Indeed, if she had been as sympathetic
as her mother desired, Elsie would have
had opportunity enough toexercise these
feelings, for her young betrothed was
always in some pickle, and had nearly
drowned and nearly shot bimeplf a dozen
times, to say nothing of ordinary troubles.
It was tit for tat, at all events, for
when Elsie had the measles Master Har
old had received the information with a
contemptuous indifference amounting to
heartlessness, and had indeed said that
he did not care. Vi--
He hated girls, and this one the worst
So, with the ocean between them, the
young people grew to maturity, and the
year approached in which they were to
But meanwhile all sorts of sad things
happened. Elsie lost both her father
and mother, and, away in England, Mr.
Harrington died suddenly of apoplexy.
So the two men, who had looked for
ward for so many years to meeting when
their children were married, never met
MrT Harrington would not bring his
son to America to see his lovely EUie, as
he had proposed, and but for these obsti
nate wills the matter would have been
dropped, for the last thing the young
people desired was to meet each other.
But the young man was of age and
the young lady also, and the property
must be settled, and could not until the
match was either on or off.
The old lawyers in whose hands the
affair rested knew the feelings of their
wards, but they judged that a meeting
might mend matters. At least it was
necessary that they should meet.
Harold, as in duty bound, wag to cross
the ocean to meet his betrothed and give
her an opportunity to refuse him.
The news of his arrival brought into
full activity those feelings of repug
nance that Elsie had conceived for Har
old in her childhood.
She had for a while resolved to yield
to her dead father's wishes, but now she
felt that it was impossible. ,
Yet there was enough of worldly wis
dom in her head to teach her how much
better it was to be rich than it was to be
task, Cstarim, Mraska.
It ne refused her, her fortune, and his
also, would be her own by law.
She would force him to refuse her, and
then she would return him his fortune,
and all would be as it should be. But
bow could sho do this?
The girl sat for a while in deep reverie,
and then arose and clasped her hands to
gether. A thought had struck her.
There was in the house s seamstress,
whh us much conceit as any young
i iMt:iy vaa -ver blessed with.
Her rough mannera and ways of synch
had become proverbial axaoshr her own
olass, the other servanta spsmkutg other
generally as Crusty Betsy. And this
girl had of late bean occupied in the
room of her young niistress over some
Straight to thk apartment Ekaenew,
and, locking ths door, sat down opposite
Betsy and said:
"I have somethingfor you to do, Betsy,
and I'll pay you well for it"
"Just name it then," said Betsy.
"When I was a little girl, Betsy," said
Elsie, "poor papa promised that I should
marry a young gentleman who lives In
England when I was grown, and that if
I did not I should lose my fortune. Now
the time is come, and he is coming; and
I can't marry him. Betsy, I want him
to refuse me. Do you understand?"
" i understand,'' said Betsy, "and if 1
were yw I'd huff him off quick enough,
and make him glad to go, that I would.
"And 1 can't think how to do it,
Betsy," said Elsie, "and if you can, you
must do it for ma While he stays you
must pretend that you are Miss 8ea
brigltt; you must wear my clothes, and
take all the airs you possibly can, and
make him as unhappy as possible, so
that he'll have to refuse you that Is,
me, you know. Be sharp as you can
with him, Betsy never the least bit
kind or nice. You'll try, wont you,
Then the two girls left all other work
to examine Elsie's wardrobe, and soon
Betsy was dressed in the most elegant
"And I," said Ekle Iwill be your
poor companion, and you must call me
Miss Smith, and snub me and order me
Thus it was all arranged when the
little letter Elsie had so long been ex
pecting arrived, and breaking its blue
seal she read that Mr. Harrington would
pay his respects to Miss Seabright in the
course of an hour.
How Miss Seabright laughed as she sat
waiting in the drawing room, watching
Betsy sail up and down with all the
new assumption of dignity. Betsy,
with the most amiable intentions, would
have been sure of offending; but Betsy,
bent on being unpleasant,, would be a
Just then Betsy herself leaned from
"Oh, miss!" she cried, "there's a car
riage at the door, and there's a gentle
man coming out of it Bless us! if that
is him I don't wonder you want to be
off your match. Deary, ohl deary me!"
But before she could explain a servant
had brought Elsie a card bearing the
name of Harold Harrington, and as she
arose the most extraordinary figure en
tered the room.
It was a very tall young man, between
whose shoulders, nevertheless, grew a
hump. He also, though he seemed to
move actively enough, walked on
On his head, from which he had re
moved bis cap, was a black silk skull
cap, such as entirely bald old gentlemen
His nose was certainly well shaped,
but it was much the color of red flannel:
and about his throat was a muffler.
This was Harold Harrington.
Elsie's surprise was so great that she
sank into a chair and forgot to prompt
Betsy as she intended.
But Betsy needed no prompting. She
was not in the least embarrassed.
She advanced to meet Mr. Harrington
with a grin of supreme insolence upon
her face, and burst into a loud laugh.
"Well," she said, "you are my young
man, are you? I must say, whoever
picked you out showed no mighty great
taste; twasnt for your beauty, thaf s
"No, madam," said the arrival, "it
was not for my beauty. Do I address
"Why, who else should I be?" cried
Betsy. "Twas not for your clevernesi,
neither, you were chosen. But now
vou've come, sit down. Been in ths
wars, haven't you? .
"My infirmities,", sighed ths young
man, "are the result of my rockle o
as a boy. I had a most sympathizing
letter from you upon the faU that broke
my limb. You remember it? You also
condoled with me upon the careless shot
which cost me my eye, though you did
not know how serious was the result.
"It was while I was on a trip to
Switzerland that I injured my back, and
while endeavoring to drink some boiling
tea the housekeeper had -left carelessly
on the table I scalded all the hair from
my head. This scar upon my cheek fa
the result of having attempted to shave
myself with my poor father's razor. It
was injudicious of him not to tell you
the result of my injuries, but now yoc
see them for yourself, I will not go into
further particulars. You remember all
"Yes," said Betsy, "and a fins figure
of a man they're made you; you'd do to
scare the crows from an orchard, I must
aay, and you're sent to me, that Insight
have my pick and offers to assrry. Its
enough to make one die of laughing.''
"Then yc refuse me" aaidtlw young
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"Oh, no," said Betsy. "Uh.Bo.lOon't;
there's ths fortune, you know. Money
is money, and even an object liks you is
how folks will laugh to ass us paired of
as you must bs yom cant last lonf.N
"On the contrary,Ixpct tours tobs
eighty," said ths young saan.
"Expectations dontgo for much," sahl
Betsy. "Look how the old folks went."
"We were deprived of their affections
very suddenly,'' said the young man
sighing. "My father loved yours dearly.
"Folks will take queer notions,' said
Betsy. "Well, I must aay you are an
object 1 cant help laughing whenever
1 look at you."
"We shall have a very merry life to
gether." said Harold, "if your disposi
"Oh. I shant see much of you." said
Betsy, "I can promise you. after the
ring m on. What possesed you to smash
yt:r.-If up so? But I slian't refuw you
'It's money makes the) stars go,' says ths
"It may be," said Harold. "Bat 1st
the mars sUndstM for sie, then, I quite
decline to fulfill ths snasgemfat So,
madam, you have ties
any incumbrance in my
"And a good riddsnoe of bad rubbish,
say I," cried Betsy. "There are bettor
fish in the sea than you, or women would
be poorly off. You're going, ah? Wall,
the sooner the better. Miss Smith, ring
Elsie arose and touched the belL
But now ths deed was dons and her ob
ject attained, she felt dreadfully ashamed
Certainly a mors unhappy and singu
lar object than this before her could not
well be imagined.
Indeed, compassionate as was her
heart, she felt that his appearance was
not only painful, but almost ludicrous
but all the more should he have been
Why had she played this childish
prank, and allowed a vulgar woman to
Insult him in her presence?
And this gentleman for hideous ashs
was, he was a gentleman by breeding as
well as by birth how would he hence
forth think of her?
He would always believe that she had
uttered those rude words she, and none
And as he left the room she followed
him, and the servant. who had answered
ths ben retired at her nod and left the
two together in the long hall, where
they could hear the long and violent ex
plosions of laughter with which Betsy
was now filling the drawing room.
"Mr. Harrington," said Ehse, her face
crimson as she spoke, "I cannot let you
go without a word of explanation. I I
have been so grieved that you should bs
insulted. I never meant"
"My dear young lady, you have noth
ing to do with it, and my f eatings are
not in ths least hurn replied the young
man. Who would care for anything a
person like the woman we have just left
could say? But I am amazed that she
should be Miss Seabright I know she
is a lady by birth. I understood that
she was beautiful and gentle. I"
"Oh, Mr. Harrington," cried Elate, "I
have been such a foolish girl! She is not
MiesSeabright I am Miss Seabright.
I I it was a ridiculous stratagem of
mine. I hate the idea of a betrothal to
, and I desired that you should
take the initiative mbresidnje off ths
match. But believe me, I had no knowl
edge of your infirmities, which could
only be a subject for sympathy to me,
and I beg you to forgive me for placing
that coarse woman in a position in which
she could insult you. Prove it by re
maining with me until I can offer you
some refreshments after your journey.''
- Ths young man bowed, looked at her
a moment and then replied frankly:
"Madam, I quite appreciate your mo
tives and entirely forgive you. I am
pleased to accept your mvitetiott.''
' It was the custom ia w arranged
houses at that day to send the guests to
their room a white before dinner.
Accordingly, MIm Seabright ordered a
servant to show Mr. Harrmgton to. an
apartment on ths upper Moor sad retired
to her own room to drees for dinner.
Tea minutes after, her entrance iato
this apartment the servant brought her
a large bundle and a small note a few
inches square. She opened the note first
and read these words:
Is matt I, ska, before I met you, bed' resolved
that yoa shoots be the oaetodeeseetee onadi-
bob of seraimsrs' waHksaeems; alsstweid to
gtreyoueaekyoarstisreef the stupn.
I set eeeeft an wag a seeesM
At Jrst Elate was unreasonably angry.
but hat anger did not last long.
They mat at dinner, and before they
parted it was quite concJuded that they
should carry out the wishes of tbeir pa
rents by agreeing to dins together al
ways. If it were not forthsMbte aad
bob prayer book In tns vainer
wacouM m " -TT' TT-. if
anything that was written
that ao one ever west tareegh so smay seeUssss
that few wesaes wonld choose to sssrry a very
Masons ama; oosaMeatryIeoseetseaeeke
which I fancy womll saaaesserif sgsisrtotae
I have sever seeded, thank heaves; my hems,
wake was a tamer smew; the skas eaa, which
eM saMeaseM sere, sad eanyssssawi set
esteem. TaeisrsmlnawBleh sismst ssysmw
oMeked ssyssrhsHoB toiMseii mtwwkspxi
tomes. I hag to be aaowert tossy my lespsetsto
yoa m srepsr persoa. sad to apologise far say
During the melon season in Persia a
few years ago a soklier picked a ntelon
and devoured it without paying the pea
sant ths stipulated price. The peasant
want to complain to Massoud Mirza, the
shah s oldest son, whose ear m always
open to the lowest. After listening to
his plaint he said: "Well, you shall have
justice. I wUl test this matter to the
core. Bring in the soldier." The gor
mandizing soldier was brought in. "Cut
this man's beUy open," he said to the
executioner. "If there is a melon inside,"
he added to the peasant, "you will get
your money: if not, off goes your head."
Ths soldier was cut open, the melon
found and the peasant paid. San Fran
a Safety Vault.
Highwayman (halting lady in car
riage) Stop, madam! Your money or
Lady My money is in my pocket, sir.
and as neither you nor I can find it in
side of ten minutes, and there is a largo
party of brethren tourists coming up the
hill, I would advise you to let me pass.
Highwayman Thanks, madam, your
advice is worth heeding. Good day.
Burlington Free Press.
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