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WINNING A WIFE. Mr. Claymer, of Texas, and His Remarkable Trade. Everybody said that Ben Claymer was K "crank," and no one thought so more strongly than Marian Harper, who had been the object of his eccentric attention lor many months. She, being- a student of human nature, was calmly amused with this "odd freak," as she called him. l'He is a puzzle, Aunt Jane," she said; "I don't know whether to think him a genius or an idiot. Sometimes I'm more than half-inclined to believe the latter." When Claymer called on Marian, it •would seem that he took no note of time, and only the broadest of hints from tier would arouse him. Then he would smile good-humoredly, and say: "What's the use of going anywhere, anyway? Just about the time I get to feeling settled and at home, somebody tells me to go. Poor little Joel 'Moveon.'" For several months his visits would be regular and often, and then cease altogether, while for weeks he would confine himself closely to his work. Marian paid no attention to these sudden falls of temperature, having long since ceased to wonder at anything he did, and when, after about a month's absence, he reappeared, she greeted him as usual and never called him to account for his neglect. Mr. Claymer was a "struggling" Journalist, whose fortune was yet to be made, and Marian was the daughter of a distingnished lawyer in good circumstances. Perhaps this is the reason •why Claymer never indulged any tender sentiments in all his long talks with Marian. They discussed the tariff, labor question, science arid religion, and Marian proved herself thoroughly mistress of all these weighty subjects, being an industrious reader who always kept "posted." She captured the intellect of Ben Claymer thus, just as lier sweet womanly ways had conquered his heart. Claymer was a politician "to the bone," and enthusiastic friends said that he should enter polities for himself instead of spending all his time and energy in working for others. This Claymer refused to do, and continued, with the greatest frood humor, to play jackal to inferior lions much after the manner of Sidney Carton. "He has no ambition," Marian said to herself. "Dear mel If I were his sister or his mother, or anything, wouldn't I stir him up, though! I have no patience with people who hide their lights under a busheL" Once, when they had been discussing the marriage of a couple of their ac- qtiaintances (for one of Claymer's odd (?) traits was that he took great interest in little gossip, and speculation concerning the affairs of people in general), Claymer said: "Well, I think Parker did very wrong to ask Miss Webster to share his lot, which said lot is a myth, and all she will be called upon to share will be a stuffy room in a second-class boarding house; she leaves a comfortable, pleasant home, where everything is as she likes it, and expects to find greater happiness in a ten-by-fifteen room which overlooks a poultry yard. I should never ask a woman to share my lot' unless it was every bit as good as the one she left" "Younjfmen shouldn't expect to begin where the old ones left off. When ma and pa joined their fortunes, their sole possessions were a log cabin with a dirt floor, and a twenty-dollar gold piece. Pa owned the mansion, and ma brought him the princely dower. When I hear them talk over those 'good old times,' I feel sorry for commonplace, well-to-do persons who get married and prose through life without any real trouble or pleasure either." "You may be right, but that is not my idea of 'fun.' I think a poor man is a selfish "brute when he wants a partner in poverty. Of course it was different when your father was married; it was rather the fashion to be poor in those times, and people didn't mind it much." "Poverty will never go out of fashion," laughed Marian, "unless Bellamy's plans are adopted." "Miss Marian," said Claymer, solemnly, after several minutes of thought, ' 'let me ask you a question in 'rithmetic. What would be a fair exchange for a yirl who is worth her weight in gold, and five hundred thousand dollars in actual cash?" "A United States senator with a sixty-three ounce brain," promptly, replied she, with a twinkle in her eye. Claymer's countenance dropped several degrees below zero, and he answered, quietly: "Correct; go up head." After that conversation Ben Claymer had another stay at home spell, and Marian saw him no more for three months. This was the longest spell he had ever had. She was on the eve of her departure for a European tour, and she was thinking: "How I hate to leave •without bidding friend Benjamin good- T»y," when she heard the click of the gate latch and turned to see the tall, slightly stooping form of Claymer coming up the gravel walk. "You're just in time, Sir Truant," •he called to him from the. balcony. "Yes," said he, "I have just heard of your intended tour. How I envy you! A European tour is the next thing to a trip to the 'promised land' in my list. How can you leave us all so long-; and, by the way, how long shall you stay?" His tone was light and cheery. Marian •would not own to herself that she was disappointed to see him in such apparent good spirits, but she was. "We intend to be gone three years. Ours will not be a flying trip; we will take, our time and learn a great deal, I have no doubt." . "" Claymer betrayed even now none ol the dismay which he felt, but ran Jiis long, slender fingers lazily through bis wavy, black hair, and said: "Well, you will be situated so that you can -write very readable letters, and if you do me the. kindness to spend y.our Idle mom'cnts in transmitting your" impressions, stray pieces of Information, and so forth, to paper, and forwarding the same to me, I shall be greatly in debted to you. WirJ ybu?" If you will promise not to publish my epistles in; the Daily American," .aughed Marian. 'Agreed," said he. They talked for an hour or more, and.»t last tha darkening shadows warned Claymer that it was about time he was sitting at the head of Mrs. Bobb's supper table, and he made his first effort to go. The first effort was never his last. Finally, he said: "I'm going now, really. Goodby. Don't marry an English lord, or iount Macaroni, or anything of that kind, for goodness' sake." "I won't," said she. "I don't want any imported husband; tariff's too high. I'll come back and throw myself away on an American senator." Claymer laughed, held out his hand and said: "Good-by; God bless you." 'DEAR Miss MARIAN : Yours, dated May 15, Milan, received this monUng. Glad to hear that you approved of the cathedral; If you hadn't, poor Campion! would have turned over In his BTave, or crypt, or wherever his distinguished remains may lie. I've no doubt the cathedral Is 'real nice.' But you should sea Jim Slocum's new dry-goods store, which has been erected since you left It has a beautiful coroloe, and Just two panes of glass to eaoh window. Hurling Is still on a boom, and bus!-, ness lively. I saw eleven wagons all In town at once, yesterday, and It wasn't Saturday either." 'DEAH Miss MARIAN: All lovely at Huyllng. Two new subscribers to the Dally American. Your description of Venetian life Is very entertaining; I'd like to publish it, but I remember my promise. I gueaa St. Marks Isn't much, nor tho Bridge of Sighs either; at least they wouldn't appear ao to anyone who has seen Jim Slooum's store, with the magnificent corn loes and the recherche window-panes. John Giles has bought a horse and buggy, and you ought to see the style Mrs. Giles tries to put on; but'tho horse Isn't built for style, and it's no go. You seem to receive your due share of attention from the Macaronis; don't forget the American senator, fair and gracious lady. He is, no doubt, anxiously awaiting your return. You say you may be here by December. That's right I We will have some good times in-Hayling, ChrletmaE." "DEAR MISSMASIAN: I think if I were in London, I should write a better letter than the one I got from you this a, m. But then, I would not be a pet of society, and would havo more time to wield the pen, perhaps. You are evidently very happy now, and I'm actually glad of It. You mention various lords and ladies and persons of high degree. Have you seen any 'Little Nells,' or 'Mioawbars,' or 'Sam Wellers?" You said If you were evor In the land of Dinkens you would look out for some of those interast- Ing characters. I think most of your time and attention is Riven to the Pelhams, Godalphlns, et<j. Tm real glad you're to be home soon. Don't stop long in Washington on your way home, for 1 want you to see Jim Blocum's place botore the dainty freshness Is worn 03 that heavenly cornice and window." Washington society welcomed with open arms the beautiful, talented and wealthy Miss Harper. She and her parents are such favorites with the senators and their wives that their stay is prolonged. ........... 'Though I-..don't see any senator here for me, ma,"-laughs Marian. "Everyone is married, and has a large and interesting family." Well, dearie," says ma, with a smile,' "you are sorry now that you didn't consent to become Lady Goforgoid, aren't you?" 'Not much; I'd much rather marry the poorest fellow in America." "Ben Claymer, for instance," hints ma. Marian faintly flushes and says, laughingly: "It is a pity that he is not so susceptible as those foreigners.'" A magnificent reception is at its height Marian Harper stands, clad in filmy white, the center of an admiring circle. \ A*h," say&one, "there is the new senator from Texas, your state, Miss Harper, and you should be proud of him. He is the youngest senator in congress and has made quite a reputation since he came in. A remarkable young manl" As Marian turns to look at the object of these remarks, her eyes meet the gaze of the large, gray, dreamy orbs which are the peculiar property of one Ben Claymer of Hayling, Texas, and he immediately makes his way to her. "Mr. Claymer! What a genuine surprise 1" says she. "What are you doing in Washington, and especially 'what are you here for'?" "I'm in Washington because the dear' people sent me here, and 1 am at this reception because I heard that I should be likely to meet a fellow-citizen here,": he answers, concisely, but with a bright sparkle in his dreamy eyes. They exchange commonplaces until Ben, by some dexterous sleight-of-hand performance, causes the admirers of Marian to vanish and leave Mm alone in the field. He proposes a stroll through the conservatory, and as they are at last free from the gaze of all eyes, Claymer turned and clasped her hands tightly in both of his. "Marian, no words can tell you how glad I am to see you. Are yon true to your American senator?" "I am proud of your distinction," said she, in frightened evasion. "I was expecting to find you grinding out fine editorials for the Daily American. Why didn't you write to me about this?" "Never, mind; I'll tell you all about it some other time. What. I want to .know now is if the girl who is worth her weight in gold is willing to exchange herself for an American senator, as..she once said she would. Marian, nothing but the hope of one day feeling myself. in such a position that to proffer you my love would not be an unworthy and foolish act, nothing but this has brought me here. You were my incentive, and without you I care for nothing. I have loved you always. Will you be .my own little Mrs. Senator? Aye or no, darling?" "The ayes 'have it," said Marian, softly.—Modoc, in Housekeeper. Mrs! emane, a soldier's widow with two children, moved from the east to Wyoming two years ago for the purpose of holding a mining claim left her by her husband. 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