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THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURO. PA.
liH mi ai i;ti iki itii uj.
Mine, la Uaronne do GIvone was a
reproduction of that famous type of
c1;.sf!c beauty, t'.io Greolt goddess, cx
HTiiplcs of which are to rarp now and
growing more and moro so In this
lin-dc-slecle epoch. A woman born for
the Olympian cothurne and the sim
ple drapery clasped upon the shoulder,
Ticith'-r pretty, nor witty, nor marvel
o'( in any way, but (Ivcelt. p'ain
( o'; fro-'i bro-.v to 1tv-',( ; --r.l.otl the
Mid of licr estimable husband, the
shrewd, fur-sighted, and succe?:-.ful
financier, M. lo Huron and banker,
Alnnzo do Cilvone.
Tin; baron, moreover, was not
wrnn;;; niailamo bis wife rellected the ;
universal admiration as a polished re
lit ctor throws back the light; they
ilways chose her to preside over those ;
function that required traditionally j
men bowed i
bei'ore her m before an armed pent I- ,
no!, and women tuner thiviht of such
a thing as being Jealous of her. ;
The a:re of this beautiful Creek, I
however, announced by herself, was j
of a v,v Vi'g.io character. lil; the a;re
f a i'iat.ic as given o-i the bill o! t
pa'e, "somewhere he' ',vc"'i nire-a;;d-
twenty an.! r.it:e-ai:d -fort; ;) j
As for the baron's ac. it wa.i that
of ail hushaml-i when they are loyal
spouses fifty years. Ye' y rich .".rid j
ehiidie.-'fi. every overling smw them In i
th' social swim, but 1 'i'li' there, a 1
eh-ewhere, the s-oh'tiin. ee;e'v.ol;'o'is. ;
w- ll-vec-ih-.teil. dignified life of the I
old clock in the s.i'.oa of their sta'cly I
old mansion in the out.;!. ins of the 1
Hois de lioulo'ine. j
Hut-alas, that it rhou'd be so!
transcendent virtues are always rib
e'et to thuii'b'r-cl"i' relapse.?. One
.lay, at the house of a diplomatic pur
isonage -a careless parvenu, who open
ed his doors to all sort:; of arts and
artistes through an affected democra
cy Mini', de (livone made the fatal
neounter. She trembled -she the
proud, distinguished Uaronne de Cil
vone. trembled before a comic singer,
Hie vulgar star of a cafe concert hull.
He had eome there, poor devil, to
unrn a louls and his supper, without a
iiiought of reanimating goddesses of
'he Parthenon, and was chiefly con
sumed, while chirping out his "inlml
Uble Imitations," by a suddenly dis
covered silt that striped with white
':.? sooty black of his coat under the
f rm, and the necessity for keeping his
hand clasped over his heart to hide
the fiery stroke of an unpaid laun
;'res's Iron, which spread Itself out
1 brownish tint upon an otherwise
The physique of this singer of comic
ditties perfectly corresponded with his
employment calf-eyed, thick-lipped,
nose like a duck's bill, awkward In
gait, and with only the knowledge of
making a stage-bow fairly well an
ungainliness, all the same, that mat
tered little; Mme. de GIvone was
caught by the epidemic that at times
seizes all too-perfect women of vague
ly defined years.
She believed that she loved Caesar
Ibes, and fell upon him. like a bolt
from a clear sky, with all the notes,
flowers, invitations, et cetera, that
women of the great world employ In
such cases as barometers, so to speak,
of the condition of their affections.
Caesar did not, however, return this
love, though touched a little, of course,
like all amiable animals to whom,
through an Impulse of pity, one speaks
caressingly as one passes. He did not
love her; and when she called him
Hie "ray of sunlight in the autumn of
her life," instead of telling hltn, as she
might have done, of his "inimitable
tones," a dull dislike rose up In his
heart against her.
Caesar Ibes was not rich, either;
llerminie bankrupted him In cabs en
traged by the hour, and actually dared
to offer him on his birthday a cigar
case embroidered by her slim Greek
fingers, when he would have infinitely
preferred to the work of the needle a
diamond scarf-pin, or even a good
imitation diamond, provided the
mounting was not too sham.
Still one can taste a little of love
and not become a drunkard. Caesar,
not knowing what else to do, permit
ted himself to go on being loved and
being ruined by cab hire, in obedi
ence to the will of the goddess, who
made of this prosaic and useful vehi
cle their regular and not too comprom
It went on thus well, really, It does
not matter how long when, ona
morning at the breakfast-table, M. de
Givone, with frowning brow, announc
ed a sudden departure, possibly a
week's absence, and a call to Lyons
on a serious banking errand.
Herminle saw him set out with the
Joy of an emancipated school-girl, and
promptly dispatched a note to her
"dear friend" to call upon her that
coming evening, closing with direc
tions as to finding the servants' stair
way. "My husband deceives me," she de
clared; "I am sure that he deceives
me, because he has grown so cold to
me of late. This voyage is but a pre
text to Join some some creature. I
acorn him, and I wish to see you to
see you here, in my own house.
The evening came, and the clocks
of the quarter were still striking ten
as llerminie de GIvone, the "deceived"
wifo, all glittering with diamonds and
rustling with laces, as she had come
from the concert where Ibes, all ths
fashion at the moment, had been the
lion of the occasion, stepped from hei
carriage, dismissed the waiting maid
a rut ten minutes later, by the set
viiiits' stairway, was ushering the
young comedian to the sacred pro
ducts of her private boudoir.
A stranso awkwardness, however,
seemed to settle upon the two culprit
as they c-ossed the threshold of that
severely Greek nest, with Its Olym
pian memories; Itormlnlne slowly and
silently unclasped her diamond neck
lace and turned to lay It upon a table
near by, and Caesar, with equal slow
ness, fumbled nervously with the but
tons of hU concert-hall paletot.
Then, Just as the diamonds fell Into
the bronze tray waiting to receive
them fell with the light spattering
sound of falling tearsthe door open
ed again and M. de GIvone appeared.
llerminie uttered a cry and fell
prone to the floor, and Caesar began
mechanically to rebutton his paletot,
his pale face convulsed with terror.
The banker was pale, too, but o.nl
"Sir." said he. quietly drawing a re
volver" from his pocket, "you are poor,
you are a coward, and I know why
you are here. Yon came to steal my
wife. Happily, I bad taken my pre
cautions. I have placed on guard at
each side of the servants' hallway of
my house two police ol!i. era charfd
to arrojt ape to search you. They wi'l
li!'.il"- pointing to the baroni'e's jew
els glittering in the tray beside t;,'-;i
"that diamond necklace con.iM'ed
le'ween your shirt, and weir;, o-.t:
tl.y will take you to the police sia
::!. and there you will ndti;:. l'
ibeft; there, al.:o. you will declare
thai you were here to pee the baron
p.o's tar.id. am! tills vulgar onie.ly will
. ml by a application of the 1 r.v
:h ; u to say. a eeriain number o
oiiuis in prlsou. In consider.',! ion o;
o'criiv, the diamond!', howev . 1
:iv;eo to do what I can to foflou the
r:;--'r of the richly deserved sen"et..e."
And s".:'.i!iiig blandly, M. do Civetie
"' icd his :in;;er upon the revolver's
"i'.ut but. monsieur," Ftamine-cd
;!',!' i orae 'ian. entering the tragic r '.o
in i-pite of himself, "yon would co.n
pel me to sacrifice my honor."
"And my honor, sir," responded the
hat '.;er, drawing nearer, "what of th.it.
sir? Appearances give me the riht
to blow out your brains here and n
sir: but 1 do not love scandal. Tac
your choice, then. Carry off the dia
monds or I kill you!"
Briefly, nothing was more cleverly
arranged. Caesar Ibes was poor, a no
body, riddled with debt, of a physi -e
to please only chambermaids, and
llerminie de Givone as flawless be
fore the world as the statue she re
sembled. With moist brow and chatter'ng
teeth, Caesar made but a step to the
table where flamed the resplendent
"To call out is useless," he grum
bled, essaying to smile. "If I told the
truth, even, they'd take me for a fool,
"No one would believe you, sir."
Givone raised his arm again, and
Caesar saw the gleaming barrel of
the revolver almost against his b-w.
It was an invincible argument. Caesar
"Well, if I must, I must," said h;
"better a prison than death, you
know." And the necklace vanished
Into the hiding-place designated by M.
de Givone, who followed him to the
threshold, pointing the way he should
go, and dropped behind him the por
tiere. Caesar found himself alone In the
corridor. To the left, In the distn- e,
twinkled the lamp of the vestibi.,e,
lighting the servants' stairway; to the
right, shining panes of the corridor
window. Beyond that window was the
garden, beyond the garden the Bois de
Boulogne, the fields, security, and
"Bab' why not?" thought Caeir
hri'isquely. dazzled and blinded by that
which he had suddenly conceived;
I've time enough to throw myself
nto a train: eight hours lands me at
lare. and once in England the devil
hir-ielf couldn't catch me. lloup-la!
ry boy, and that" snapping his
'V'unib lightly in the direction of the
banker's dosed door "that for all
;hc enraged husbands in Paris!"
lie threw up the sash, flung a leg
oi'T the window-ledge, and the dia
mond.! with him was lost in the
fK months have gone since then;
the worthy financier Is still deploring
the mistake he made In persuading
Caesar to steal against his will, and
Mn,e. la Baronne Givone rr.ore than
ever resembles a well-groomed Btatue.
"ranslated for the Argonaut from
the French of Rachllde by E. C. Wag
goner. Thsy Knew the Answer.
"Well, there were only three boys In
school to-day who could answer one
question that the teacher asked us,"
sui'l a proud boy of eight, according
to a writer in the Chicago News.
"And I hope my boy was one of the
three," said the proud mother.
"Well, I was," answered Yoi'ig
Honeful, "and Sam Harris and Harry
Stone were the other two."
"I am very glad you proved yourHell
so good a ucholar, my son; It makes
your mother proud of you. What
qupHlion did the teacher ask, John
nie?" "Who broke the glass In the back
The International Candle.
Beginning July 1st, a new unit of
electric illumination, to be called the
International candle, Is to bo adopted
by France, England and the United
States. The American standard can
dle Is to be reduced one and six-tenths
per cent. In order to make It uniform
with the English candle and the Bou
gie Decltnale of France. The value of
the Hefner, the German unit, Is niue
tenths that of the sew candle.
MARCH WEATHER OUTLOOK.
There Promises to be Wide Range of
Records for some years show
that the mean temperature for
March is thirty-nine degrees. Dur
ing the past twenty-one years,
however, there has been a wide
range in the temperature. The
mercury has during that period
climbed up as high as eighty-five
degrees and has gone down ns low
as five. So, judging by these rec
ords, there may be some more real
winter in the following thirty days
Last March there was a total snow
fall of eight inches. March origi
nally was the first month of the
year, but in various rearrangements
of the calendar it became the third.
In some parts of the world it still
retains its place as the first month
of the year. The sacred year of
the Jews begins in March and the
feast of Azymes or unleavened
bread falls on the fourteenth
month of Nizan, or March 29th.
The church feasts of March during
the current year occur as iollows:
St. David's day. March tst; Mid
Lent, Match 2nd; St. Patiick's
day, March 17th; St. Joseph,
March 19; I'alni Sunday, March
20th; Maunday Thursday, March
24th; Good Friday and Feast of
the Annunciation, Match 25th;
Holy Saturday, March 26th; Fas
ter Sunday, March 27th. The six
weeks following Candlemas, Feb
ruary 2nd (groundhog day) will end
Tuesday March 15th, St. Christo
pher's day, when, according to the
supporters of the groundhog weath
er tradition, the little marmot may
come forth from his underground
sleeping quarters and not worry
about his shadow until next Can
dlemas. In other words, spring
weather should be due on March
15th. But spring does not hegin
until March 20th, l'alm Sunday.
What the Figures Show.
Joseph Chamberlain, the British
protectionist, in a speech at Glas
"I propose to put no tax what
ever on maize, because maize is a
!ood of the very poorest of the peo
ple. I propose to exclude bacon
tiom protection also, because ba
con forms the staple food for many
of the poorest of the population."
In other words, Mr. Chamber
lain admitted that the import duty
on maize and bacon would have lo
be paid by the consumer, and not
Another question: If our protec
tive system is not the "substantial''
explanation of the abnormal in
crease in the cost of living in the
United States, how does it come
that British prices, under free trade,
increased but 7.7 per cent, in ten
years, while American prices under
protection, increased 34.3 per cent?
Here is the table which tdls its
own story, and ought to be consid
ered "Exhibit A" in any Congres
sional or other investigation into
the increased cost of living:
Year. English Prices. U. S. Prices.
1896 100.0 100.0
1897 104.4 104.6
1898 109.5 112.6
1899 105.1 1 16.2
1900 107.2 1243
1901 107 6 1 26.3
1902 109.0 132.8
190, 108.0 127.8
1904 10S.7 127.9
1905 107.7 13-4 3
Increase 7.7 34-3
These figures are calculated lrom
official statistics of the British Board
of Trade in the "Eleventh Abstract
of Labor Statistics," and from fig
ures in 71st "Bulletin of the Unit
ed States Bureau of Labor."
The year 1895, which was the
year preceding the enforcement of
the highly protective Dingley tar
iff, is taken as the standard year,
the cost of food in each country be
ing taken as 100. The meaning of
the table is that food which cost $1
in Great Britain in 1896, could not
be duplicated for less than $1,077
in 1906, and that food for which
the American consumer paid $1 in
1896, cost $1,343 u 1906. Ex
change. Keep The Money At Home.
An Ohio concern is sending cir
culars here, offering to furnish an
outfit of printed stationery for
$3.85, in advance, customer to pay
express charges, which would be
60 to 75 cents.
We will duplicate the offer, save
you express charges, will guaran
tee as good if not better stock, and
you can see just what you are get
ting belore you pay for it.
Don't send your money away
from home for printing when you
can get the same thing for less cash
right here. tf.
A fine new line of Wedding in
vitations just received at this office
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Western Union to Inaugurate a New
Announcement is now made by
ttie Western Union Telegraph Com
pany that it is now prepared to
handle long night messages at the
rates customarily charged for ten
word day messages. It appears
that the Western Union has a
large unemployed mileage of wire
which is not earning anything.
These wires must be maintained in
any event to take care of the regu
lar day business, and it is appar
ently ti e new idea of the new in
terests in the Telegraph Company
to let the public have the benefit of
them. The announcement states
that a "sp.viai Niuht Letter Ser- j
vice will be established. 1 He j
charge for this s.rvice will be the j
standard day rate for Un words for!
the transmission of fifty words or
less, and one fifth of such standard
day rate will be charged for each ;
rdditional ten words or less."
To be taken at these rates Night
Letters must be written in plain
English language, that is t ) say, '
code words or communications writ
ten in foreign languages will not be
accepted The messages will be
taken at any hour up to midnight 1
and transmitted at the Company's
convenience during the night for
delivery the following morning.
For the pre -cut the new service is
confined to Western Union olhces
in the United States. The tariffs
charged for Night Letters are so
low it is expected that the new set
vice will be largely availed of by
business concerns and others to j
quicken their correspondence bv
using the telegraph instead of the j
mails. A Night Letter sent by 1
telegraph will raeh its destination
at the opening of business hours j
the following morning thus saving
as much ns three or four days w hen ;
long distances are involved.
"The habit of the ancients was
to put deaf babies to death either
by exposure or by violent means,"
writes Christine Terhune Herrick
in Woman's Home Companion for
March. "Down almost to the pre
sent time deaf infants among sav
ages have been disposed of in this
"Our later methods deaf and
dumb schools in which those thus
afflicted are segregated, taught the
sign language and instructed in
trades in which their disability is
not an insuperable drawback are
known to all of us. For years it
was taken for granted that such
methods of training were the only
ones possible to the deaf and be
cause deaf, dumb. At last there
was an effort made abroad, notably
in Germany, to teach speech to the
d.?af. The endeavor spread on the
Continent, and despite the prevail
ing conviction that deafness con
notes dumbness, it W's proved th.it
the deaf could be taught to speak.
The tongue of the dumb was un
loosed. "For some time the speech teach
ing efforts were confined to those
of school age and over The thought
of taking the deaf child at an age
when he would naturally learn to
talk, were he possessed of all his
faculties, was the iuspirr.tion of a
woman, the late Miss Emma Gar
rett, of Philadelphia, who had
known of a few intelligent mothers
who had done this successfully
with their own children.
" 'How did she come to think of
it?1 I asked her s:ster Miss Mary
Garrett, who carries on the work
begun by both.
" 'I believe the Lord put it into
her mind,' said Miss Garrett. 'She
had never beeu especially interested
in philatuhropy, but when her
thoughts were once turned in this
direction, she became enthusiastic
over the work and devoted her life
to it.' "
Bees and Blossoms Feed Swiss.
Switzerland is a land of flowers,
aud its thrifty inhabitants have
made the blossoms very largely
contributory to the food supply says
the Philadelphia Record. Accord
ing to statistics gathered by the
Swiss Society of Agriculturists
"there are 250,000 hives or colonies
of bees in the country, each of
which produces 40 pounds ot honey
during the season, a total of 10,.
ooo.ooo pouuds a year. The aver
age price of Swiss honey for the
year 1909 was 25 cents a pound,
giving the year's product a total
value of $2,500,000." As the
flowers grow without cultivation,
and the bees work without other
wage than caretaking, producing
their owu food supply, the honey
crop is in great part clear profit.
The Swiss honey is of very delicate
flavor and fine quality.
Visiting cards and Wedding invi
tations at the Columbian office.
the Stomachs and Dowels of
ncssand Rosl .Contains neither
Not "Nahc otic.
ZlMr VMS TXIMI Tl PITCHER
H!,m Sr;l -JifoftrywM
Apeifi fl KiMwuly forfonslirvi
lion.Sour Stomach. Uiarrhoon
Worms .('onwilsious .Fowrish
ness ond Loss or Sleep.
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