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whom I compelled her to give up the gods
alone know how hardly? "When was the
like ever heard of in Egypt?"
''Whenever the men and women by the
2Tile have so far mastered themselves as to
submit to necessity in opposition to their
own wishes, for the sake of a great cause,"
replied the priest. "Think of these things.
"We shall meet again this evening you
know where. Meanwhile will yon give hos
pitality to Joshua's nephew and bespeak
your fair daughter's care, for he seems to
need it sorely?"
Iu fact, hunger, thirst, loss of blood and s
long struggle against suffocation had broken
the necropolis, where litters stood awaiting
the convenience of visitors, he was placed
lu one by himself and was carried to his
There was mourning in the house of Hor-
I necht, as in every house iu the city. The
I men had sbaved their heads and the women
I had strewn dust on their foreheads. The
Captain's wife was long since dead, but his
daughter and her women met him with
waving veils and loud wailing, for their
Lord's brother-in-law was bereit of both of
his first-born son and of his grandson; and
i in how many houses of their circle of
friends had the plague claimed its victims!
However, the fainting youth demanded all
the women's care; he was washed and the
deep wound in his head was freshly bound
up; strong wine and food were set before
him, and then, refreshed and strengthened,
he followed at the bidding of his host's
The dust-stained and exhausted lad now
stood revealed as a handsome young fellow.
His scented hair flowed in long, waving
' locks from beneath the clean, white bandage,
and his classic, sunburnt limbs were cov
ered by Egyptian garments embroidered
with gold out of the wardrobe of the cap
rain'a deceased son-in-law. He seemed
pleased to see himself in the handsome
raiment, from which there proceeded a
fragrance of spikenard new to bis experi
ence, for his black eyes brightly lighted up
his well cut features.
1 It was long since the captain's daughter
had seen a better favored youth, and she
hersell was full of great and lovely charm.
After a brief married life with a man she
had never loved Kasana wtthin a year had
come back a widow to her father's house,
where there was now no mistress, and the
great wealth of which she had become
possessed by her husband's death enabled
her to bring into tbe warrior's modest home
the splendor and luxury which to her had
become a necessity.
The father, who in manv a contest had
proved himself a man of violent temper,
now yielded to her will in all things. In
past time he had ruthlessly asserted his
own, and had forced her at the age of 15
into a marriage with a man much older than
herself. This he had done because he had
cbserved that Kasana's young heart was set
on Joshua, the man of war, and lie deemed
it beneath him to accept the Hebrew, who
at that time had no place of honor in the
army, as a son-in-law. An Egyptian could
but obev her father without demur when he
chose her a husband, and so Kasana had
submitted, though during.the period of her
betrothal she shed so many bitter tears that
the archer-captain was glad indeed when
she had done his bidding and given her
hand to the husband of his choice.
But even in her widowhood his daughter's
heart clung to the Hebrew; for when the
army was in the field she never ceased to be
anxious, and spent her days and nights in
troubled unrest. "When tidings came from
the front she asked only concerning Joshua,
and it was to her love for him that Homechi
with deep vexation, ascribed her repeated
rejection of suitor after suitor. As a widow
she had the right to dispose ol her hand, and
this gentle, yielding young creature would
amaze her father by the abrupt decisiveness
with which she made her independence felt.
not alone to him and her suitors, but like
wise to Prince Siptah, whose cause her
father had made his own.
This day Kasana expressed her satisfac
tion at Joshua's homecoming so frankly
and unreservedly that the hot-tempered man
hastened out of the house lest he should be
led into some ill-considered act or speech.
He left the care of their young guest to his
daughter and her faithful nurse; and how
delightful to the lad's sensitive soul was the
effect of the warrior's borne, with its lofty,
airy rooms, open colonnades and bright and
richly-coVjred paintings; its artistic vessels
and ornaments, soft conches and all-pervading
fragrance. All this was new and
strange to the son of a pastoral patriarch.
accustomed to live within thj bare, gray
walls ot a spacious but perfectly graceless
farm dwelling; or. for months at a time, in
canvas tents amid flocks and shepherds,
and more often in the open air than
under a roof or shelter. He felt as
though by enchantment he had been
transported to some higher and more
desirable world, and as though he became it
well iu his splendid garb, with his oiled and
perfumed curls and freshly-bathed limbs
Life, indeed, was everywhere fair, even out
in the fields among the herds or in the cool
of the evening round the fire in front of the
tent, where the shepherds Bang songs, and
the hunters told tales of adventure, while
the stars shown bright! v overhead. Bnt
hard and hated labor had first to be done.
Here it was a boy merely to gaze and
breathe, and when presently the curtain was
lifted and the young widow greeted him
kindly and made him sit down by her, now
questioning him and now listening svmpa
thetically to his replies, he almost fancied
that he had lost his senses, as he had done
Tinder the ruins in the cellar, and that the
sweetest of dreams was cheating him.
The feeling which now seemed to cbpke
him and again and again hindered his utter
ance was surely the excess of bliss poured
down upon him by great Astarte, the part
ner of Baal, of whom he had heard many
tales from the Phoenician traders who sup
plied the shepherd settlers with xarious
good things, and of whom he was forbidden
by stern Miriam ever to speak at home.
His people had implanted in his young
tuumuiiucuuiiue -cigypuans as me op
pressors of his race; but could they be so
evil, could he abhor a nation among whom
there were such beings to be found as the
fair and gentle lady who looked so softly
and yet so warmly into his eves; whose
speech bewitched his ear like sweet music;
whose gaze set his blood in such swift mo
tion that he could hardly bear it, and
pressed his hand to his heart to still its
There she sat opposite to him on a stool
covered with a panther skin, and drew the
wool from the distaff. He had taken her
lancy and she had welcomed him warmly
beoause he was kin to the man she had loved
from her childhood. She believed she
could trace a likeness in him to Joshua,
although the boy still lacked the gravity of
tbe man to whom she had given her young
heart, when and how she herself could not
tell, for he had never sued for her love.
jl. lotos Uower was tastened into her well
arranged waving black hair, and its stem
lay in a graceful curve on her bent neck,
round which hung a mass of beautiful curls.
"When she raised her eyes to look into his it
was as though two deep wells opened before
him to pour streams ot bliss into his voung
breast, and that slender hand which spun
the yarn he had already touched in greeting
and held in his own.
Presently she inquired of him concern
ing Joshua and the woman who had sent
him a message whether she were young
and fair and whether there was any tie of
love between her and his uncle. At this
Ephraim laughed aloud. For she who had
sent him was so grave and stern that the
mereidea of her being capable of a tender
emotion rorused his mirth. As to
whether she were fair, he had never given it
Tne young widow took this laughter as
the most welcome reply she could hear, and
with a sigh of relief she laid aside the spin
dle she held and desired Ephraim to coma
with her into the garden.
HOW sweet it waa vith cr.t nn V.1...
how well trimmed were the beds, the ps h'
the arbors and the pool. The onlr r.,
" simpie nome was a bros,
- d.miil .f . r .. ...
j. -....,. v, urnamem, inn ctf nens for
cattle and sheen: vet lit I--. - P" ior
cay he wonld be mlnm...... ......
for he was the only son and L JSrSSfe
father, and his mother was t a if .
the Wealthy .Nun. "llf L&fi
XWi5 aU tWs mn7 Iisae. and it vexed
his soul to sec that his own home was little
better than the quarters for the Captain's
slaves, which Kasana pointed out to him.
As they rambled through the garden she
bid .pbraim neip ner to piucK-some flow
ers, and when the basket which he carried
for her was full, she invited him to sit with
her in an arbor and lend a hand in twining
garlands. These were offerings to the be
loved dead. Her uncle and a favorite
cousin somewhat like Ephraim himself
had been snatched away during the past
night by the pestilence, which his people
had brought upon Tanis.
And from the street which ran along the
garden wall the wailing of women was -incessantly
heard, as they mourned over the
dead or bore a corpse to its burring; and
when suddenly it rose londer and more
woful than before she gently reproached
him for all that the people of Tanis had
suffered for the sake of the Hebrews, and
then asked him if he could deny that her
nation had good reason to hate a race that
had brought such plagues upon it.
To this he found it difficult to answer dis
creetly, for he had been told that it was the
God o'f his people who had stricken the
Egyptians, to release his own from oppres
sion and slavery, and he dared not deny or
contemn his own flesh and blood. So he
was silent, that he might neither lie nor
blaspheme, but she gave him no peace, and
at last he made answer that all which
ended in sorrow was repugnant to
him, but that his people had no power over
health and life, for that when a Hebrew was
sick he very commonly applied to an Egyp
tian leech. What had now come to pass
was no doubt the act of the great God of
his fathers, who was of more might than all
other gods. He, at any rate, was a Hebrew,
and she might believe him when he assured
her that he was guiltless of the pestilence,
and that he would gladly call her nncle and
cousin back to life again if he had it in his
power. For her sake he was ready to do
anything, even the hardest task.
She smiled on him sweetly, and said:
"Poor boyl If I find a fault in von. it is
only that you belong to a race to whom
patience and pity are alike unknown. Alas!
for our hapless and beloved dead. They
must even be deprived of the songs of lamen
tation of those who moum for them: for the
house where they lie is plague-stricken and
none may enter there."
She dried her eyes and said no more, but
went on winding her garland; but tear after
tear rolled down her cheeks. He knew not
what more to say, and could only hand her
flowers and leaves. Whenever her hand
chanced to touch his the blood coursed hotly
through his veins. His head and the wound
began to ache violently, and now and then
he shivered. He felt that the fever was
gaining on him, as it had once before, when
he had nearly lost his life in the red sick
ness, but he was ashamed to confess it, and
held ont against it.
"When the sun was already low the Can.
tain came out into the garden. He had
already 6een Joshua, and although he was
sincerely glad to meet bis trusted friend
once more, he had been ill pleased and un
easy that, before all else, he had made warm
inquiry lor his daughter. He did not con
ceal this from Kasana, but the glare of his
eyes revealed the satisfaction with which he
greeted her from the Hebrew. Then nn
turned to Ephraim, and told him that
Joshua with his host had halted outside the
city by reason of the plague. They were to
pitch their tents without its precincts, be
tween Tanis and the Eea. They must
presently go forth to the camp, and his
uncle sent him word that he was to seek him
there in his tent.
"When he saw the lad helping his daugh
ter to wind the funeral wreaths he smiled,
exclaiming: "Only this morning this young
lordling longed to be free and a ruler all his
life, and now he has entered your service
Kasana. Nay, do not blush, my young
friend. And if either your mistress or your
uncle can prevail upon you to become one
of us, and devote yourself to the noblest toil
that of a warrior it will be well fnjvrnn
Look at me! For, more than 40 years have
I wielded the bow,, and to this day I rejoice
in my calling. I have to obey, to be sure,
but I have also to command, and the thous
sands that do my bidding are not sheep and
blasts, but brave men. Consider the matter
once more. He would make a splendid
tuici ui mo uvwmen; wnat do you sav
Kasana?" ' J'
"Certainly," replied the lady, and she
had it in her mind to say more, but beyond
the garden wall the measured tread of ap
proaching troops fell on the ear. The bright
blood mounted to her cheeks, her eyes
glowed with a flame which startled Eph
raim, and, heedless of her father or her
guest, sne new past tbe pool, across the
avenues and flower beds, up a turf bank
near the wall to gaze with eager eyes out
into the wood and on the armed host which
presently came past
Joshua marched at its head in full armor.
He turned his grave head as he came h fh
captain's garden, and when he saw Kasana
he lowered his battle ax in iriendly greet
ing. Ephraim had followed with the cap
tain, who pointed out Joshua and said: "A
bricht weapon like that would well become
you, too, and when the drum is beating
and the pipe squeaking, while the stand
ards ride high overhead, a man marches
i.Suwj. hi miuujju no nau wings.
To-day the' martial music is silenced by
reason of the dreadful grief that the malig
nant Hebrew has brought upon us. Joshua
indeed, is of his race; yet, little as I can
overlook that fact, I must confess that he is
a thorough soldier and a model for the
younger generation. Only tell him what I
think of him in this respect Now. bid
farewell at once to Kasana and follow the
troops; the little side gate in the wall is
As he spok? he turned to go back into
the bouse, and Ephraim held out his hand
to bid the young woman farewell. She
gave him hers, bnt instantly withdrew it,
saying: "How hot your hand is. You are
in a fever."
"Nay, nay," murmured the boy; but even
as he spoke he dropped on his knees and a
clond came over the suffering lad's soul,
hunted as it had been from one emotion to
Kasana was startled, but she at once re
covered her presence of mind and proceeded
to cool his brow and the top of his head with
water out of the adjacent pool. And as she
did so she looked anxiously in his face, and
never had his likeness to Joshua struck her
so vividly. Yes, the man she loved must
have exactly resembled this youth when he
himselfwasaboy. Her heart beat faster,
and as she supported his head in her hands
she softly kissed him.
She thought he was unconscious, but the
refreshing moisture had recovered him from
his brief swoon, and he felt the touch with a
sweet thrill, but kept his eyes shut, and
would have lain thus for a lifetime with his
head on her bosom, in the hope that her lips
might once more meet his. Instead of kiss
ing him again she called loudly for help.
At this he roused himself, gave" one more
passionate, fervid look into her face, and,
ViafnA pUa KAntJ T- " ft f .
"""5 " vuuju stop mm, nea lice a strong
man to the garden door, pushed it open and
was gone after the host He soon caught p.p
the rear, aoon overtook the others, anri at
last, finding himself by the Captain's side
he called to his uncle andannounc d him
self by name. At this Joshna, n his joy
and surprise, held out his arms', but almost
before Ephraim could fall upo-a his neck he
again lost consciousness, and. strong soldiers
carried the lad into tbe tent which the
qnaJmuSte had lr"-ady pitched on a
sandhill by the sea.
To be contin ueg next Sunday.
A MYJ'jG cigae sign.
The Snrprls ofa Tjt,ie Girl Who Slapped b
, Wooden Indian.
. ! r- "tf-ie 6-year-old miss has acquired the
habit, Trliile passing along the street, of
wallc-.ng up to wooden Indians and other
Jay figures UBed as signs and giving them a
J miliar slap," says the Port Huron Times.
"Not long since a gentleman of somewhat
obese figure was standing quitely in front
of C. G. Heisel & Bro.'s show widow, an
Military street, admiring the display, when
this little girl came along with her mother,
and running up to the gentleman slapped
him on the stomach. The surprised man
turned quickly around, and the astonished
miss ran to her mothers side exclaiming:
'Iu alive, mamma; it's alive. Explanations
followed, and a kiss from the little miss for
the assaulted gentleman settled .the matter
satisfeetonJy on botn sides."
-&&Xam&. Sfc.- . -,.-,.;-flftiiW? ritrrkitfrftit --Mfrfrwi
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I WISH I WERE A MAN.
What Famous Women Would and
Would Not Do if TheyYere Men.
A GALAXY OP NOVEL OPINIONS.
The Poetess of Passion Would be an Ex
EATE FIELD WOULDN'T CHEAT WOMEN
rWBITTZK FOB TUX DISPATCH.
It is a curious fact there are more women
anxious to be men than there are men will
ing to be women, and the improvements
women as men would make upon the latter
sex are often as amusing as they are numer
ous, and to ascertain more definitely ex
actly what some of our women would do
if they were men, the inquiry war made of
several of our best known women: "If you
were a man, what are some of the things you
would do, others you would not do." Tbe
answers received are as varied as they are
amusing; they are certainly possessed of a
degree of unique interest
DISCOURAGING TO BE A WOMAN.
Fanny Davenport Sdts Her Sex Has Little
Opportunity for Fame.
Thousands of women continually wish
they were men. For a woman not to feel or
express the wish is the exception rather than
And from the standpoint of the perfect
freedom and unrestraint accorded men in al
most everything, all women may well wish
to be of the opposite sex.
But from all other points I would wish to
be just what I am, a woman! There Is more
real gratification and honor for a woman in
making fame and a competency than a man.
Women are surrounded with almost every
barrier that can shut out success. Ham
pered with laws and social rights of every
description, she cannot reach her goal by
the same broad avenues that are open to
Let a brother and a sister, equally talent
ed, start out in life to make success in any
profession. The brother walks out into the
world, and is easily thrown into tbe ac
quaintance of superior men, from whom he
can imbibe the knowledge that means for
him a help toward the end in view. Nea
encourage and assist him. The acquaintance
of some high-minded, noble woman, bril
liant in her endowments, proves in itself an
education to the inner and finer attribntes
of his nature. All these are advantages
denied the sister. Within the narrow con
fines allowed her sex, she cannot step forth
with the same resolution as her brother
without inciting criticism. -She must be
bounded by the most stringent laws laws
which are to-day the curse ot self-advancing
Women must to-day knock so .loud, so
long and so often at the door of success that
many weary and become discouraged before
their cries are heard. She must be as of
iron to withstand the condemnation of so
ciety and the world. Can she torm attach
ments to the opposite sex attachments, or
acquaintaces if you like, that cultivate her
mind ana Drain V Ao; not unless she defies
criticism. She must live largely within
herself. She is a woman, and therefore
must she live in the solitude prescribed by
social usages and codes, unless she delib
erately kicks over the traces.
A dark picture? Ah, no. For proof,
ask to-day any self-supporting, self-advancing
woman! Ask her how hard success is
Woman's scope for action is so small that
I often marvel at the successes she has
achieved and influenced in the world.
Thrice more to her credit, I say, then, is
any success that she is able to make than
if she were a man.
ELLA WOULD MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND.
She Would Not be a Masher Nor a Taller
Were I a man:
I would never speak or write one dispar
aging or disrespectful word of any woman
whom I did not know beyond the cavil of a
doubt to be utterly unworthy. Even then I
would, only speak such words to warn others
from her example.
I would aim to make my life worthy one
good woman's admiration and respect.
I would be more gallant and kind to my
wife than to any other woman.
I would make the happiness of my home
the chief ambition of my life.
I would deny myself some pleasures and
luxuries in youth that I might not be de
pendent upon others for the necessities of
life in old age.
I would give every man a helping hand
as I went along the journey of life, and ex
pect no reward save in the increase of my
own self-respect and satisfaction.
I would take a great pride in controlling
and mastering my passions and appetites, as
I would in the control of my horses or my
dogs. And I would look well to it that
none gained mastery of me.
I would feel it a greater honor to be called
a faithful husband and a wise father than to
be known as "a sly dog" or "a great
masher" by my fellow-men.
If I inherited wealth I would endeavor to
make myself in the matter of good manners
and good morals the equal of many who
labor for a livelihood.
I would never imagine that the possession
of a first-class tailor and an eyeglass could
excuse a vile breath or an insolent air.
I would write no letters to any woman,
save my wife, which all the world might
If in the employ of others I would do
double the duties imposed upon me that I
Bjiyui. tne sooner nave otners in my em
ploy. I would rule in my business affairs and in
my own household not by force of physical
strength, bnt by force of character.
And in my general association with
women I would treat them as nearly as
possible as I would like other men to treat
my sister or my wife.
Ella Wheelee Wilcox.
SIGHING I0 MAN'S FEEEDOM.
lionise Chandler Monllon Thinks She Would
be Supremely Happy.
I don't exactly know what I would do if I
were a man, but I do know what I would be,
and that is, happyl
From my point of view, a man is a fortu
nate creature indeed. He has no dressmaker
to tyrannize over him,or no disappointment
to meet at the last moment. He can simply
go to his tailor, give his order, be measured,
and he is done with it He need not go back
again and again, and turn himself into an
aching lay-figure for an hour at a time to
have his draperies arranged.
Then, a man could get on with three suits
of clothes one for morning wear, one for
afternoon visits and a dress suit for evening
and he can wear bis evening suit till it
grows shabby at the seams without anyone
saying: "Arn't you tired of the sight of
that white brocade? Beally, Mrs.
has worn it to at least six dinners this
And then, hats! If I were a man I shonld
not have to confront myself discontentedly
in the glass and choose anxiously between
toque and capote, flowers and feathers I
Happy? Yes. indeed! I could go alone
to Delmonico's in New York, or to the Cafe
Anglais in Paris, and no one would stare at
me in wonder!
I could start off, if the fanoy seued me,
for Bussia, for Australia, for the Pyramids,
round the world ifl liked, without waiting,
as now I must, for a suitable companion
who wants to go in the same direction.
x couia go to tne tneater without waiting
.l. - f T"i -
to be taken, or bribing some' amiable old
lady to accompany me.
I'could indulge a sudden fanoy for a mid
night stroll under the stars.
I could tell a woman if I loved her.
In short, I could live a free, natural, un
Men are ungrateful for their privileges, I
think. I wonder they are not a thousand
times happier than they are. To be sure, I
never heard yet of one who wanted to be a
woman. Sid yon?
Louise Chaudleb Moultos.
IP THE DUCHESS WEEE A DUKE
Sho Would be Either a Physician or a
If I were a man:
I should be either a doctor or a soldier.
The courage that belongs to them makes
these two the grandest professions in the
world. True, they contradiet each other;
one kills, and the other cures, yet both are
I should not be in haste to marry. It is
the one step in life that makes or man, and
to escape from it but two gates are open:
Death and disgrace.
I should consider 30 a good age for matri
mony. Before that a man is a mere boy;
after that, for the next 20 years, he is at his
best, if there is a best in him. At 60, if un
married, he must be regarded as a confirmed
old bachelor, and had better remain so.
I should cultivate the society of women
of the world. Fashionable women, women
of good character and form, whatever has
been, or may be, said against them, have a
refining influence. They snbdue the moral
odor of the stable and help to check the
growing inclination to irreverence in ordi
nary conversation that even decent men are
prone to in this present generation.
I should make it a point not to scold my
servants. One should never deprive the
woman one has married of the chief joy of
I should regard courage as the highest
gift of God, but I should not consider
piowess in mere field sports as constituting
that great gift To conquer and slay the
lower animal should not be taken as the
end and aim of life. There must be some
thing beyond it To excel in morarcouracre,
to beable to control one's self, to kill the
evil in one's inner nature, to be able to defy
society for a principle, is surely a greater
triumph than to stand with one's foot.upon
the body of one's country's foet
If I were a man, I should count myself
blessed indeed I
But Providence has ordained it otherwica.
for I am The T uchess.
' A GALLANT WOOEB.
Mrs. Frank Leill tVonld Show Hen How
to DIake Lore.
Most women who wish that they were men
are pining for what I, by a kind fortune or
strange fatality, already possess:
An outlet for energy;
A yoice in the ear of the world, and
An influence beyond the walls of their
If I had not these things I naturally
should desire them very earnestly, and,
being a man or being a woman, should try
to obtain them.
As it is, I desire a man's opportunities
cmeny irora a social point of view.
If I were a man, I would try to under
stand women as very few men seem to try to
do. I would study the complexity of their
tastes, loves, dislikes, sensitiveness and in
tuitions, and try to raise my simpler and
clumsier masculine perception to a level
with what most men despise because they
do not comprehend.
I would like to be a man for a little while
that I might make love to at least two or
three women in a way that would neither
shock them with its coarseness nor starve
them with its poverty. As it is now, most
women deny themselves the expression of
the best part of their love because they
know that it will either be a puzzle or a ter
ror to their lovers.
And what I would not do if I were a. man
would be ever to let go the curb-rein of my
I would never let any woman know me for
just what I was by nature, but having dis
covered her ideal of me would try to live up
to it, or rather to copy it as best I could.
No man yet has ever been all that the
woman who loves him tries to believe him.
If I were a man I would take care that she
never found out her mistake. But where is
the man wise enough to do this?
Mbs. Fbantc Leslie.
ONE THING SHE WOULD DO.
If Mrs. Caster Were a Man She Would Blake
Her Wife Happy.
If I were a man there is one little thine I
should especially look to.
I would tell my wife something every day
not only by look or act, but in plain Saxon
that would convey to her a daily remem
brance of the love that was hers.
Tf my wife came to ask me if I loved her,
I would not say: "Haven't I told you so
dozens of times. Didn't I prove that I did
by marrying you?"
There are just three little words that only
take a fraction of a minute to say, can be
said while a man is in the wildest sort of a
hurry to catch a suburban train, rush to a
belated appointment, or tear out of the
house to catch a passing car, which will
brighten the wife's whole day, soften sor
row, lessen care, and make her eager to run
to the door at night to welcome her hus
band, and tell the same thing back to him
again. No deaf man is quicker to discover
what words the lips frame than a dependent
woman who sees "I love you" proclaimed
from her husband's mouth in soundless
words. Elizabeth Bacon Ctjsieb.
TOO BUSY TO SPECULATE.
Blarsnret E. Sansster Thinks Obllcatlons
of Man nnd Woman Are Similar.
I have been so busy all my life in the ful
fillment of the duties which have fallen into
my lot of womanhood that it has never oc
curred to me to speculate what I might do
as a man. In my judgment, the qualities of
character which inhere in both sexes, in
their capacity of human begins, are the
same. "To do justly; to love mercy, and to
walk humbly with God," appear to me to be
the plain obligations of both men and
women. MabgabetJS. Sahgster.
MABI J. HOLMES' IDEA.
She Would be a Olanly Man, bat Would
btill Floe for Womanhood.
Ifl were a man I should devoutly wish I
were a woman, and as that would not be
possible, I should accept the inevitable and
do my best to be a manly man as well as a
gentleman. I should reverence my mother
above all other women, and hold every
woman sacred for her sake, and if I had a
wife I should try to be as polite and atten
tive to her as if she-were the wife of some
other man. Haby J. Holmes.
WOULD 0BSEBTE THE GOLDEN BULB.
Kate Field Would Not Cheat Anyone la a
Keal Estate Deal.
Were I a man, I'd do unto women as I'd
be done by. I wonld not advise a woman to
try real estate, and then sell it to her at
three times its value. This is what hap
pened to me recently at Atchison, Kan.
UBS. BPOPFOBD'S CONTENT.
She Wonld Probably Act Jast Like Any
Having always been perfectly contented?
with my lot as a woman, and thinking a
woman's life in many ways preferable to a
man's, I have never given a thought as to
what I would do ifl were a man.
Id fact, I cannot summon the apparition
of aUingle thing that'll cannot do as a
woBtan, with the one exeeptiea of voting.
- - ' : ;jJ. ,
- ii r - jut. -i-wj'ssr- t- '
That I would do, and take my part in di
recting the affairs of men. I would do jus
tice to all, and withhold natural or social
rights from none. But, then, I would do
all that as a woman, had I the opportunity.
After all, if any of us were men, I am in
clined to think we would be likely to do as
man, now does, and I think" it as impossible
for a woman to say what she would do were
she a man as it is for a man to say what he
would do were he a disembodied spirit
HABBIEZ PHESCOTT SFOF70BD.
KNQCKING OUT BULL FIGHTS.
Oar National Game Rapidly Becoming
Very Popular la Cnba.
Kansas City SUr.1
Dick Phelan, the second baseman of the
Des Moines Baseball Club, was at the
Union depot this morning on his way to
New Orleans to sign himself with an all
American club, which is to delight the
hearts of Cubans this winter with exhi
bitions of the American game.
Phelan has played with manv clubs, both
iu the League and the American Associa
tion. This will make Phelan's third trip
to Cuba, and he appears to enjoy the visits
It is wonderfnl," he said, "how quickly
the senors and senoritas took to the game.
They understood it after three or four games
and are more vociferous in their applause
than the orderly American frequenter of
the bleaching board. It was funny at first
to hear them about out in Spanish. They
take the most delight iu watching the men
run bases. If there is a close play and the
runner reaches home plate lust a little in
advance of the ball, there is bawl that would
make a Brooklyn Sunday audience turn
green. The man who makes a home run
can expect a beautiful rose from the hands
of a senorita. At first we tried American
umpires, but they earned the disgust and
contempt of the spectators before the first
series ot games was finished. Now we have
Cubans, who, after each decision, turn to
the spectators, and if there is any fault
found, yell out an explanation in Spanish.
This pacifies the crowd for the time being.
"The baseball game is just knocking the
eye out of the bull fights. Every time we
played on the occasion ofa fight we, as the
theatrical people say, played to big houses
and they had slim crowds. The manly fig
ure of the ball player in his neat uniform
is taking all the glory away from the mata
dor, picador and all the other 'dors. The
Cubans at the very first protested against
the turnstile and we returned to the old
fashioned method of selling tickets and
gathering them up at the gates. The boys
are treated with the greatest respect We
get invitations to dine by the score. The
clnh that is victorious comes in for as much
glory as a conquering army. I've played
ball for years, put I never appreciated the
honor and glory of the 'profesh' until I
played in a game at Havana."
A Feasant Who Boie From His Lowly Sta
' tlon to the First Office.
A correspondent of a German paper gives
an interesting account of the career of the
late President of .the Bulgarian National
Assembly, Zackaria Stoyanow. His parents,
who lived at Bustchuk, were so poor that it
was impossible ior them to pay anything
for his education, and at au early age he
was hired out as a herd-boy. There are
persons still living in Bustchuk who re-,
member seeing him trotting merrily along
the streets soon after the break of day, tak
ing his flock to the pastures on the outskirts
of the town. After a time he got a promo
tion. His employer and a number of other
Bulgarians decided upon establishing a
reading-room in Bustchuk, and, as they
wanted someone to keep the books and pa
pers and the place generally iu good order,
young Stoyanow was brought in from the
pastures, and put in charge.
The sight of printed matter for the first I
time in nis life was a revelation to him, and
he began to feel the influence of that pas
sion for knowledge which remained with him
throughout life. By dint of hard work he
acquired a knowledge of reading, and in six
months had taught himself to read fairly
well. Following on his mental expansion
came greater ambition. He went to Buch
arest, where he found employment in a
printing establishment There he acquired
skill as a, compositor, and there, too, he
made the acquaintance ot another type-setter,
who became his life-long Iriend and is
now known as Minister-President of Bul
garia, M, Stambulow. Stoyanow occupied
his leisure by studying scientific) and other
subjects; he also attained considerable
knowledge of French and German.
Some articles he wrote soon after the war
with Eussia concerning Russian policy in
Bulgaria, attracted attention to him as a
man of genius, and ho was soon afterward
elected a deputy. Prom that day his career
was one of steady advancement
A GENUINE HOODOO CUBE.
How a Georslaa Got Bid of Neuralffia by
Using- Bits of Thread.
If there is anyone iu Macon who had less
faith in hoodoos and charms a few weeks ago,
that person was Chief Kenan. But at last
all unbelievers are brought around, and it
appears this was the case with the doughty
chief. Some days ago he was suffering con
siderable with neuralgia. After trying
every remedy under the sun, he at last
came upon a friend who had a receipt,
which he was not caring particularly to re
veal to the chief, but seeing tbe official in
deep trouble he finally consented to apply
the remedy. Securing a spool ot black silk
thread, be cut of several bits. One he tied
around the neck of the chief, another around
his waist, another down the back connecting
the one from the neck with that around the
waist and a fourth down his breast, con
necting in tbe same way the two bands.
This completed the outfit.
When the operation was finished, the
chief, with an incredulous smile, asked
what came next "O, you will talk
different in a ew minutes," replied the
friend, with a shake of the head. In a
minute the official felt a strange sensation
iu his face, and within five minutes all
pain had left him. To say that he was
amazed would be putting it mildly. He
has already given the pure to a dozen of
sufferers, and now he is at work solving
the problem of how he was cured. As
yet he has found no one who can give' the
cause for it
Mature Maiden Oh, Mr. Sapp, there's
another of the delightful drop-a-nickel ma
chines! They're always getting up some
thing new in that line; let ns go over and
see what this one is!
Mature Maiden It's a ayitery to me,
Mr. Sapp, how peoplecan allow themselves
to be imposed upon" by those silly, catch
penny traps! Puck,
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A BEAM OFrCHA-NCE.
Interesting Facts About the Little
Principality of Monaco. r
SCBNES IN THE GAMBLING SALON.
Why the Abolition of Monte Carlo hi an'
ENOBMOUS PBOPITS OP THE S0CIETT
i wmrrxx yoa tub pispaich.1
The recent death of Charles III., Prince
of Monaco, seems already to have caused an
upheaval in the gambling world. The
Parisian newspapers speak of the coming
abolition of the gaming-tables as an assured
fact, and state further that the son and suc
cessor of Prince Charles is npw in commu
nication on the subject with the European
The question of abolishing the gaming
tables has already been agitated on several
occasions. One attempt, and the most se
rioujj was in 1882, some 18 months after the
death of lime. Blanc. The heirs to her estate,-
consisting of Edmund Blanc, Princess
Badzirvill, and. Prince Boland Bonaparte,
wishing to severally dispose of their rights
in the gaming tables, placed the matter in
the hands of one of the most celebrated of
Parisian lawyears. M. B . To this
end a syndicate of influential canitalisti was
formed with the object of acquiring some
26,200 shares belonging to the heirs already
mentioned of the Blano family, and of en
tering into negotiations with the various
European Governments for the cancellation
of the concession (extending from April 1,
1863, to April 1, 1913) granted to the late M.
Blanc. Among others, Gambetta pledged
himself to support the scheme with all his
power. The compensation demanded, hoc
ever, was so great that the negotiations
came to naught
At that time the existence of the gaming
tables at Monaco was causing great uneasi
ness throughout the different European
countries on account of the enormous losses
made by various players and the number of
suicides which had resulted. It is well
known to all those who are acquainted with
that coast that the gambling carried on at
Monaco has been the principal cause of the
rum of that region from Toulon to Genoa.
Moral sense among the inhabitants has sunk
to the lowest ebb, and in no other quarter of
the globe is usury carried on on such a vast
scale, publicly and generally. One would
almost say that those who breathe this at
mosphere, impelled by the passion of gam-
"", iuoc, iiiub uy imie, an sname ana
self-respect. Men of the highest birth and
position do not scruple to borrow trivial
sums from waiters, peddlers, coachmen, or
even their own valets, and numberless
human vultures, under the guise of pawn
brokers, enrich themselves through the most
shameless extortion, openly and fearlesjly.
Adventurers and blacklegs of every nation
ality have made this their adopted home,
and, like birds of prey, pounce upon the
poor fool who has just arrived, his brain full
of visions of the fabulous wealth which he
will win from the tables.
A MrNIATUBE KINGDOM.
In other respects, and so far as an experi
enced management cau possibly arrange, a
sojourn at Monaco is rendered one of the
most attractive things imaginable, ana those
who have been there, it only once, carry
away in their memory an impression which
will never fade, and which renders any ver
bal description at once weak and incom
plete. The pencil of a Ziem or a Diaz could
alone effectively portray such scenes, but for
the benefit of those whose steps have never
led them to the spot a brief description may
not be out of place. First, then, comes Old
Monaco, perched like an eagle's nest upon a
ruiukr sumum, wiui iu gardens oi aloes,
eucalypti and palms, a girdle of
green studded with bright exotic flow
,ers. The Prince's palace situated here
presents, externally, nothing strikingly
uncommon, bnt rather resembles au
ancient convent, or even barracks. The in
terior, however, is well worthy of a visit,
containing, as it does, old-fashioned, price
less furniture, Italian woodwork inlaid with
ivory, tapestries faded with age, and paint
ings which have resisted the destructive
hands of time. The general effect is simple
and unostentatious, far removed from the
splendor and magnificence which one ex
pects to find in royal dwellings. The
streets of the old-fashioned town are exceed
ing curious, so narrow that without trouble
one can shake hands with one's opposite
neighbor, and resembling corridors rather
than streets. In place of stone they are
paved with slabs of marble. Neither the
sun nor rain can penetrate to them, and one
wonders how people can exist there in fall
health and strength. It appears, however,
by statistics that the Inhabitants of this
sleepy old town, numbering some 6,000, are
as a rule exceptionally long-lived, and that
the average of mortality is extremely small.
This miniature principality possesses
soldiers, and snch soldiers! Neat, well
groomed and dandified, blazing in uniforms
worthy of comio opera, with white trousers,
short blue jackets and shining buttons they
remind one irresistibly of tbe opera of "La
Grande Dnohesse," or, better still, "La
Chalet." From old Monaco the road with
a slight descent leads to the Condamine,
from which one climbs a small hill to reach
the Casino. The Condamine is a group of
houses, villas, hotels and boarding houses,
inhabited principally by the divers em
ployes of the administration of the gaming
tables, such as croupiers, musicians, wait
ers, doorkeepers, etc., and also by a certain
floating population composed of professional
gamblers, followers of "systems" andthe
smaller gambling fry, who, content to win a
modest few francs at their daily play, are
obliged to live with corresponding economy.
A SCEKE FBOM FAIBYXAND.
As one climbs the hill leading to the Ca
sino tbe scenery on either hand becomes
most impressive, and there is disclosed to
the eyes one of the most unique and wonder
ful panoramas in the world. On the right
the waters of the Mediterranean glisten and
sparkle iu the sun.and seem part and parcel
of the clear bile sky, which they meet at the
horizon, xne terrace ana garaens oi -we
Casino are poised above the sea like the
hanging gardens of Heliopolh. Monte
Carlo is built in an amphitheater, and from
the sea the view is a magnificent one. Snug
villas, grand hotels and white cottages.each
one surrounded by rare shrubs, brilliant
flowers, magnolias, Japanese medlers and
catalpas, form an enchanting picture. The
air is balmy and laden with the scent
of oranges and citrons. Here are the
gardens of Armido, tended with the great
est care. The constant northwest wind
scatters along the shaded walks a sand as
fine as dust and scented with vanilla, and
secluded seat? among the fragrant thickets
serve as a retreat lor lovers careless oi me
roulette table and its changing "red or
black." Unfortunately, too. at times these
seats afford a resting place to tbe unlucky
player who comes there to ponder over his
despair sometimes to put an end to his
hopeless and wasted career.
Here, on this spot, is the temple of Plutus,
with its broad, spacious steps which one so
often mounts with a song upon one's lips
anticipatory of fortune, wilfully blind to
the inconstancy and capriciousness ot the
ncKie goaaess. aeaoaiag mo my w- mo
steps, a liveried flunkey throws open the
glass doors with obsequious flourish and
points ou, on the left, the office of the com
missariat, where cards of admission must be
procured a slight formality, and one
which is soon waived in the case of
the regular frequenter, whose full
pockets are sufficient indorsement for
the right of entrance. The first cham
ber reached is the Otrium, with its
columns of rose-colored marble, its mosaic
tiled floor, and two large pictures by the
Alsatian artist Jundt, now some time dead,
one of which represents a grove of olives,
the other a fishing scene off Cape Martin,
two remarkable works of art In the center
nftfiontrinm a folding door opens into the
grand concert hall and theater, typical
speSmetfof Gander's somewhat Keavryijle
of architecture. Hofhing has bees spared
which can attract the eve gilded 'eoraiees,
brocades,' -marble statues, and paintings,
chiefly the works of favorite Preach artists,
such as'Clairin and Peyen-Pernn, meet
one's gaze on all sides. The fourceiUsg
panels, representing music, danclng,eoEaedy,
and oratdrid, are masterpieces. Truly 'tae
salon is a -poem of luxury and extravagance,
and when the visitor has heard the orertare
to "Zampa," the "Danse Macabre," of St
Saens.or the mandolin serenade of DeMrmes,
executed by the incomparable orchestra, he
carries away with, him a memory which is
ABOUZTD THE OEEZ3T CLOTH.
Having feasted our eyes on allthisIet
us enter the "Cave of Destiny." Here,
also, gildings, sculptures, and paintings are
prodigally displayed, but now tbe eyes are
otherwise employed, fascinated at once by
the gaming tables, the green cloth, and the
magical numbers. With feverish excite
ment we fumble in our pockets for a coin,
and cast our first offering to the insatiable
monster. The wheel turns, the ball skims
round "Thirty-six. rouge, pair et passe,"
cries the croupier with monotonous and inj
different voice, drawing to him with his un
tiring rake the coin you have laid on nura-
!. flit T. la 4h. Asf .lam 1 m-J ah A ....
ucr -v. a. w mnr "j icAcu. uu an
noyed at the failure of our first inspiration,
we try our luck once more, it is all over'wita
us. Our gambling experience has begun,
and we in due course leave the hall without
a cent If we raise our eyes and scan
the faces which surround us. many
are the conflicting emotions which we
read. Greed of gain, despair, euvy, im
potent rage, eyes reddened by anxiety, and
at our elbow we hear the sad sigh of him or
her who has just used without effect the
last cartridge, or, in more prosaic words,
the last cent Truly, if Dante could have
looked upon such a scene, he would haye
added another page to his "Inferno."
Seated here.-side by side, in more complete
democracy than has been elsewhere attained,
one sees: Prince Z. rubbing shoulders with
a bankrupt, chatting familiarly with him,
and consulting the pin pricks of his "sys
tem" card; the Countess X. who, with her
most gracious smile, asks her neighbor, a
vulgar dressmaker, how many times zero
has turned up; and the celebrated actress,
Mile. Y., chatting in a friendly way with,
women whom, when once outside the hall,
she would not deign even to look at It is
beyond all question of a doubt that so long
as Monte Carlo exists nothing will keep
away tbe gamblers and their gold, and, as
was said at the commencement of this
article, the abolition of the gaming tables
is. if not impossible, at least of incredible
On April 26, 1881, the shareholders In the
society were as foUows:
Name. Ho. of Shares.
Name. No. of Shares.
Mme. Marie Blanc. .154
frincesse Badzirvill fi
Sundry. M 8
KOT RKlMtfCSKA TJU.
Camilla Blanc;....., 1
Da Plunkett 2
Jouet....... .... 2
Comte deBoavrav.. I
Charles Blanc 5
uazin........... .. x
Cantln...... ....... . I
S. A. Prince de
A MOSET-MAKTKO CONCEKK.
For the gambling privileges accorded the
society the latter agrees to maintain sea
water baths, gas works, public roads, foun
tains and to pay an annual tax of 250,000
The following is a table of the gross re
ceipts ana corresponding aiyidenas:
1871 (year of war) 1,635,000
1872. ' 6;ii000
1875..., t 8,928,00U
1S73. .......... ............ 8,889,000
Such are the almost Incredible results
reached at the close of the year ending in
188L It must ba stated, too, that since that
date the yearly receipts have steadily in
creased until, at the expiration oi the 12
months closing with the commencement of
this present year, 1889, they reached the
enormous sum of 25,000,000 francs.
The only possible method to abolish the
gaming at Monaco, in view of the conces
sions made, would be to indemnify the so
ciety, but a moment's reflection will show
what an enormous and well-nigh impossible
sum tbey would be entitled to demand in
consideration of their 25 years of leas which
have yet to run.
The financial obligations ot the various
European States would not permit of their
sacrificing the sum which would be necessa
ry to achieve this end, and it is to be feared
that, however desirous the new Prince of
Monaco may be to break off his connection
with the administration of Monte Carlo, it
is for him, certainly at present, an impossi
bility. A WONDEEFDL CITT.
It Contains 30,680 Happy People
Scorn the Mighty Dollar.
Lying between Assam and Burmah is the
remote little hill State of Manipur, lately
visited by Indian officers, one of whom,
writing on the forests of the State iu Indian
.Forest, gives an extraordinary account of
Imphail, the capital. It is situated iu
what appears a dense forest "Neither
spires norchimneys cut the blue sky, nor
is smoke observed to ascend from the
sylvan scene of the capital. Noth
ing, in fact, bespeaks the busy
home of 30,000 to 40,000 people, and yet
hidden away among these trees Is the palace
of the Bajah and hard by are the houses of
his favorites, each family having a large in
cisure around the homestead. Imphail
may thus be described as a city of villages,
or rather suburban residences, around tbe
palace. Straight, wide roads, lined with
trees, frequently intersecting each other at
right angles, afford the means of communi
cation, butneither shop, artisan, nor wheeled
conveyance exists in the city. Industry
and skill occur only in the distant rural
The people of the capital are the pro
moted favorites of the ruler, wno have had
assigned to them plots of eround near the
palace, and live by pressing upon the per
secuted agriculturists oi tne state.
The capital of Manipur is a royal resi
dence dedicated to luxury and amusement
All are happy. The streets are crowded
with smiling, healthy faces, ot which few
bear the marks of toil or labor. There are
no schools in the State, and court favor and
promotion are secured by success in polo.
Coinage is nnknown, and the men are not
allowed to trade. Imports and exports, ex
cept in certain articles thatyield a royal
revenue, are practically prohibited.
1 WANDERER ON THE EARTH.
Returning; After a Quarter ofa Cestarrto
Claim His Inherltaaes. ,
Philadelphia 'Secord. j
After nearly 23 years' absence A. M.
Lyttle is going home to "Woodbury, N. J.,
to claim his share of his father's estate.
Lyttle ran away from home when a boy
and shipped as a cabin boy on an East In
dia merchantman. He followed .the sea
for several years, and ultimately located in
Kansas City, Mo . where, as a drugclerk,
he was accidentally recognized by an aunt
and told of his father's lasting love and his
death. Tbe parents had searched every
where for their boy.
, Superstition Conldn't Save Hiss.
The young man who was found dead on
the mountain of Lettershanbo, county
Donegal, had turned his coat inside out,
under' the superstitious belief that the tank
ing of hi coat would bring him laek id
find his way home. , Unfortunately k was
not his outside but bis inside lialae wUek
was at fault "He had started ape Ma fatal
walk ia a tfto of iaiexieattsm. "
THE ACTORS' TLOTf
ofa Tight Place by First
TEII0MZHG A CQUHTli? II WJT
And Ilea Bellinj Burglar Akrart tie
SITING A CODSTET E0I FE0X CMF1IS
nrsirm fob tkb parxrcK.j
There is probably no other branch of
business on the earth in which a man of or
dinary taet east eeatisBe so long witksewt
capital as the theatrical profession, but eves'
in that same day the climax la sure ta eeme.
Landlords, printers, Mil-pesters aad other
sources of supplies may by the exereise ofa
little diplomacy be "steed off'r as la
definite period, but eveataally tbe hard
hearted landlord is aare to be foasd, who
through repeated exparienee hao-beeomn
calloused to all tales- of wee,-Vtad ofee
whom tears and preaises have uo eawot
He has provided entertainment aBd i re
turn he wants money, sad if he oaa'tfet
that he will take the next best tWftc; Bsae-lj-,
the baggage or collateral of tste eeapaay:
It was a Boniface ot this doooription that
brought the tour ot the Bkrd misetrek a'
aggregation of metropolitan artists' to a sad
den close in a small town in KerAeni
Michigan. Por months they had worked
from town to town on the sympirthioB of
landlords, in the dIive hepe. that
day they would strike lack aad be ia a posi
tion of comparative oppulenee. Bu. ak.
like the letter that failed to materMliae,
that ''some day" never arrived. And one
morning the members of the eesipaoy awoke
to find their persoaal effects guarded" by
SXBOKO YISAGED DEPUTIES,
and to learn that the previous eyasing tbeur
manager had taken to himself wings and
silently departed. The doors of she dining
rooms were as difficult cf apjHeoch as
mystology tells us was tfaeretara of tbe river
Styx, and the differ eataeffibers of tie metro
politan aggregation gased lata tbe hwgry
faces of each other and wandered what was
to be done. A hustle oa a large seaie wm
instantly instituted, and by nee iSMsea
pany had been reduced to two. 0 fteeaaie
a porter at an opposition bote), ee wife
tbe compositor's art at his finger ek en
tered a printing office, while tbe lafe -', '
Iocutor secured au engagement as driver -4
the coach, between the depet aad betel, a'-
several left, on foot, for surrosadisg tew'
The two remaining-were Clayton and "West
ern, the "musical raoke"of the late ofai
zatiun. ', g
The partners retired to a sear eereer
where an Inventory of the assets was taken.
Seventeen cents, eoaslstiag of a- deabefal
nickel aad'12 coppers, two ragged taUs, two
wigs, oae pair of large whiskers a4 aibex
of burst cork was the rather BBsaUofaetory
aggregate. After a short eoaeultatiea it
was determined to start on tbe railroad,
track, having Detroit as an objective point,
but keeping aa eye open far anything that
might turn up on the way.
Iwq boars afterward they reaeked a ssull -town
about ten miles distant, aad as Jbey
paused at the station to rest, they netieed a
man seated on the steps with' his head
buried in his hands aad a geaeral ak of tba
A. VZLLOW PEZU3T8,
The idea of finding- semeoae' apparently
more wretched than themselves appeared to
greatly interest Western. After watehiag
him for a few moments be wddealy started
toward him and touehed hisa oa tbe sbeaU
der. The stranger raised his head aad dis
covered an expression so inexpreosiely aad
that the comedian iustant'y oonosived tbe
strongest flympatny. , , &.
"I say. call," he iaquind. "wtt'sti'
matter7" . ' - If &
, "Nothing," ibtstTaaajHtiUt
is, noiniag tnat would interest ye-" $2 .
"Ob, come sow, don't give as-ayshiag
like that, there most be soetkbc tlie wit
ter or you wouldn't be sHtlstg here atU
you had lost a family of ten all at oeee; ".
come, set up the story and perhaps I sob
Gruff and abrupt as was tbe teaa aad
manner of the queetieser, tiey seeMsl tit.
favorably impress the listener, aad . the
chance of having a pair of ryniBatbisen evi- . "'
dently determined hisa to a recital of. We .-X
vnm Tf 4nif1 Anl 4t a w-- mi ! u 1t V
nuvo. (HIBBU um hi. 4v if aa a 6V1i J c (-a
boy, wno, nirea by a aeeeptive avree-
ment fiea Decame agent fer a pa tee t bw-
glar alarm, aad invested his available
wealtn in a large steek of the artiele.; Ha
had been upon the read for nearly a week
and had not disposed of a solitary eve.; Hk
money was all gene, he oeald net ge feeae,
and he dared not go to a hotel.
A BRIGHT IDEA ' .
struck 'Western; he called his pejteer Mile
and explained it Clayta was s trile'
donbtfulof the sueeeesof proposed sebeatev
still, something had to be dose, so be
gave his consent to its development "-
The weeping stranger was setapheriesJy
taken under their proteetisg wiag, oa the
promise to see him seielr heate,
He possessed an excellent trunk, la whleb
he carried the alsrate, on tbe stre>h of
which the three adventurers took up a resi
dence at the leading hotel of the village
j.nai mgQi two in me meet owropaiasw
looking tramps appeareddn town, aad te all
appearances the town was nnrlrrgsraf'n
siege from several of these gentry. Mea
were jostled oa every eorser, wiudewTwere
rattled furiously in the night, bara'fdeefs
were opened, dogs barked all night
in back yards chicken ooeps were visited,
and although nothing was takes, the citi
zen grew alarmed. This continued tbe next
night and still the next. The akra grew
A rEETBCt PANIC.
The village Council held a special meet
ing, and censured the constable, whereupon
the official, who had been waitisg an op
portunity to resign, promptly threw up his
position, and man alter man refused to be
came his successor. Things indeed looked
serious; visions of midnight murders and
outrages clouded all pleasures. la this
dilemma the gentlemanly strangers, who
had been stopping at the hotel, appeared in
the role of rescuers. They called upon
the prominent citiseas with a val
uable arrangeaeat, namely, a new burglar
alarm. The article sold like wildfire.
Everybody bought one. The criee war only
?t at first, but before 12 o'clock tbey sold at .
a large premium. isv
That sight the gentlemen le't tows, aed,'i
strange to say, wita their departure we busk
night visits of tbe marauders oeaseC-asal
Outside tbe town a division of the receipts;
was made. The young man returned te ak
home, with more money than ever befere.
and tbe comedians rede to Chicago ia'teyai
style. ' Mease.-
.Poker at WIsifsor Castle.
Mrs. Guelpl-Well, milord, I estt
What do yea now? s
Tbe Lord Chamberlain (pausiagl
Mrs. Gelf Well, MiloH-Iawaftjiwit
Tbe Lead Ohasaberkia (
aaeetM aad two teas) Wkh alt
A, aas year saejetues nuu .