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Ford, General Panenger A«ent, fit. Louli, Mo. , ______ LOOI> VOISON permannntlV enreO lnUto36 d»r«. Ton can bo treated it Ihomo toriome price tinder lamegnarau* !tr. If yon prof'r toeome bero we wlilcon* Uncttopnynllroiulfiiro«iidbDtelbUli,init aochtnre.Kwotnlltuca. cary, [mlldo potnuh, nod ttlll liaTe ichti tat r>ln», Ittuconi ratchoil In mouth, SoreThromt, Phnplo*, Copper Colore«f»P"*"» vl *£*f on ' . Snt, 11 II tblt Secondary BLOOD irocn»r«nteetocuro. WoTOllclnbomcsl natv CArea.'and cnallenire the: irorli] for case w», -onnot cura* .Thlp.dl^oue ha! nltraya nt th«i iklll oKhc mont omlneut plij-s!- •ffOO.OOO captcul .bcblml our uncondl*- ' Manhood Restored.: mwmmf* mm .*,•**- -- ------- . . Kcmvdr.u told , wrltlcn B»uri»- core nil Nurv- an«« lucli or leli>inoty, !/>•« oi, Brnl •el.*. IN LOVE WITH POLITICS. Mrs. Bryan Tells How She Has Helped Her Husband. Her Career as a Lawyer-The Work She Did on Bryan's Tariff Speech-The Trip to .Salem-Her Hopes Regarding " William's" Political Destiny. Copyright, 1804 Two women chosen at large from out the. length and breadth of the laud could hardly be more dissimilar in tern- pe.rnmeii-tand methods of thought than arc the- two most conspicuous worn™ in this country to-day—the women, one of whom will be mistress of the white house after the 4th of next March. It wns-my e 0 ** 1 fortune to'see nncl talk with Mrs. William McKinley since her husband has been .honored with Ibe highest distinction that it is within the power of n political party to bestow, lu seeing llrs. William Jennings Bryan 'I cannot sny that I looked for inticn similarity, Ha'd I expected her to be at nil like MM. McKinley I should have been disappointed. Mrs, Bryan is in the best sense of the term s "new woman," while Mrs. McKinley, in its most homely hearthstone, home-circle meaning-, may be drscrilwd as an "old woman" of the good housewifely school. I do not mean bv'this comparison to convey the. impression that Mrs. Bryan is wanting in devotion to her husband, children and home, but to her they are nnt everything as is the case with tlie sweet-faced. Mrs. McKinley. Mrs. Bryan i-s actuated by.the same ambitions that stir her husband. The fiery' yousg "boy orator" they call him. t referred -to him in that wny during o»r talk. She laughed, and it wns n laugh that conveyed no displeasure. There is but one sure road to the good pracos of Mrs. Bryan nncl that is appreciation of her husband and belief in the greatness of his political destiny. There is, however, nothing- masculine about her. Oil the contrary she is sweetly feminine in manner and* her voice, is full of music. She is th,e first woman I have ever met who knew what "free silver on a sixteen to one basis" really meant, anil was able. 1 to convey her nnderstnmling of it in words. I should ns soon have thought of flying as of asking Mrs. McKinley sucli an explanation. Mrs. McKinley, devoted wife and housewife, would have .been much better able to give me a recipe for preserving peaches upon a sixteen to one bus's —sixteen pwiches to a pound of sugar. I saw. Mrs. Bryan nt a time when no woman could be expected to look her .best. Chicago wns still Brynr.- mad. The turmoil nrid strife "of the most remarkable political convention ever held in this couutry was over, to be sure, bui the excitement of it nil had told upon Mrs. Bryan, There.were dark ring's under her good gray eyes, and she looked worn and tired.' She'had sought rost—with her husband—at Kenwood. Chicago's charmingly mnple-shnd«l suburb far out on the Sou-th*idc. During the convention Mr. and Mrs. Erynn stayed at the Clifton house in Monroe street, * hotel without the kligihtest pretension of fnsliion or of luxury. All the Eryan devotees, of course, kiietv thtU they wen; to be found there. They accepted the • invitation r-f the family of the late Lyman Trum- Imll to spend their last Sunday in Chicago separated from the cro-vdji by the line lawns and trees of the')J[bmbull place. The Trumbull house Itself is a plain gray, old .farmhouse, 'about which, with Its oasis of fnrnv'tht; growing .young city has wrapped .its arms, forcing the old.homestead to an urban, distinction.-altogether foreign to its nature. i With perfect frankness Mrs. Bryan naid to nn>. la«&r,' when, in speaking of young westerners who have achieved l-reatness, 1 mentioned DougJass and Lincoln: "I hope that Providence may have.it cut.out for William to be aa preat as either of them, for with that Fort of greatness comes an Increase of capacity for Kccompli«hlng (food. I'm oure we-all should wish to accomplish ns much good in our lives as we possibly can.'' : • ' No diplomatlst.could ba.ve framed on. expression more carefully, and yet a* Mrs. Bryan si-.id it It had the true. ring. . I learned much of what Mrs. Bryan had done for her husband from n former neighbor of theirs in Lincoln—a lady,, who-Also knew the Brynns In: Washington, and who .was among the first, to uonprfitniatc Mrs. Bryan after her husband's triumphant nomination. . The keynote of her character is in what she has done for her husband. . She appeared in Washington when her husband waa .sent to congress, and she, was us much of n. legislator as he. They were partners—that handsome, young >'ebrasl«in and his wife—partners in the 1 business of making a name. It would not be fur amiss if, on the derno- Vvatic campaign : banners; the 1 'candidates, were inscribed: ' "Bryan, and wife and SewaJl."- "I iilwavs did-what I could," Mrs. Bryan said, modestly, "to help William in the preparation of hisapceches, but I'm afraid thnf, did., not amount to much." I co'ulrl not.help.thinking that the Imew that:what:she did amounted to a good deal. . She -is a woman clever enough 'to. know that everything, she does amounts to a good deal. . . ; .' Though she did riot'.toll me sn her- 1 , nr-lf,' 'I learned' that s'h?"had no small. ; share : irr the preparo'tion of' the : first Bpeech' that 1 ; attracted; any -particular; ;uttention..to Hie:ybung NebrnKkan:oraJ tor. :: It,was Bryaii;» •,famous.;..tariff, speech-la the house of representatives: Together they worked' over, It.d.iy and' night for nearly a month. Each sentence, gimile, metaphor, adjective even, was carefully coiwidered 'and upon. Pruning and reconstructing went on at homo when most congressmen and their wives were in bed—osj>e- cially the wives. They went out to the Arlington grave yard at spn.re hours Of the day, and there among the graves of the herOL'.s constructed the sentences that as much as anything were a contributing cause to Bryun'n nomination; tofore that speech was done Mrs. Bryan could have repeated it verbatim. A short time before the speech was to be delivered the young.congressman had 1o deliver a eulogy on a fellow member of Hie house. Mrs. Hi-vim was present in the gallery. She listened with nn intentness not born of admiration o," the dead congressman. Her presence was to test, the acoustic properties of the chamber luid to note the volume of sound nocessiiry for her great effort to be most effective. By preconcerted signals she conveyed to I'.im the Intimation that he should eluvn'c or lower his tone. In that way she ci-ierminPcl the tone tliut to her seemed-most effective and likely to thrill the legislative assemblage ns it had not been thrilled for years. Tasked her about her knowledge of elocution and oratory. "Ah, yes," she replied, sniping; "I know a little soractMngaboiK it—that is to say I have studied 't. It seems to me, too, ft good deal of a waste of time for a woman, sin™ she can never amount to much ns an orator. Hi.'r delivery nnd presence are not sufficiently impressive, it seems to me. to plvn weight to utterances that would be eloquent delivered bj' n man." Though her modesty forbids her Fay- ing so there is no dou'it that Mrs. Bryan's knowledge of the artof oratory has boen very effective through her husband's aid. When the tariff speech was delivered Mrs. Bryan was in Illegal-' lery. Her anxiety was plainly to be seen. Sho knew that she mw»t appear composed, for her young husband wonM from time, to time look to her for encouragement; ond it had been arranged that if any changes in the volume of tone were necessary she wns to signal ns she had done at the rehearsal. The success of Bryan's speech is too well remembered to necessitate my deserfG-. ing. (t—<md it was as much Mrs. Bryan's 'as his, though people did not know that Slv: was the.proudest woman in Washington after that, and she- said to her friend, Mrs. W. C. Wittman. of Lincoln: "I felt as if T could fake off my 'hat nncl throw it, up when he hod, done. I wns so glad it was over." Mrs. Bryan's interest in her husband's career wns lyiparent to every one. in Washington nnd she herself admits that she is fond of politics. Mrs. McKinley regrets that official, duties deprive her even a part ol the' time of the society of the husband to whom hor life is devoted. Mrs. Bryan makes those official, duties n part of her life and identifies: herself so thoroughly with her husband's cnre«r that his political welfare become* her own. It has become sec- pml nature to 'her, this warfare of brains. She loves irid'cxciteineiit. She rejoices in applause-bestowed upon the man to. whom she has given till tiiat a. woman has-to givK.an'l to. whose advancement she,: luis .shaped her lifo.. 'Jrrs/Br.yan'received me on •the'.braiul porch where she" had been seated as i walked up the : gravel path. It i« a little difficult to ftwewe what -the diplomatic corps .-will think of, her, if in the white house, she should dress with the simplicity thiit I not«l snd that I understand has always been her custom even when she wtvs in Washington before. ' One thing nertain, she will not core a little, bit what they tliijik. There is not the slightest effort nt confonninff to the prevailing fashions in her attire nnd she has never had a decollete gown In her lifo. Ber dress the afternoon'! mw hor was n simple lilack and white striped affair such-as might be worn morningn by n^pove.-ccsw'im a none too fashionable family. I saw her uga-Inou tor trip to Salem,.her husband's birthplace, find her travclingiclress was simple in the cxtrcinc and fairly appropriate for tJie purpose. 7t would - havf looked well had it'not beeTi uceom- pa.nied by a bonnct'of anort.with which, people iii-lnrg» cities urc not familiar.. ; But it-need, not detract, from.intereyi in this possi'ble mistress of .tlie whit,'house that »h'e cannot be considere/J well dressed, for she is, never, dressed in bad taste or over dressed—two faults of which mistresses of the white houjw have been guilty .before now. -..Herface compels -iiitcntioa and holds' it. Her pale, no* sallow, face bears thc_.unmi$-' takable, stamp of-lioen intellectuality, and wlien sh'p jim'iies, which is frequent • ly, "It become.s -as.radiant, as sunshine. She is-iinclci-slzed and slight and U -graceful in : bcr. every .movement. »Thexe is nothing nboUtrher of self-consciousness .un<1 her., repose of moniier .might .well .be. TOvJed by.inany a grand ' dame in a gol^ bug drawing-room. She naked 'me whetl«T 1 had. seen.and reported the convention and when - sh* learned that I had not described some of its incidents Bo'grnplJcc-lly thntahe -put.mea.tmy euseatonce; . ..'(I,had expected Hint Bland.or Boiea WP ul(J be nomina^vl," she said, "If Boles hnd been yon would have_had lots of materinl-to write about the candidate's family, for he has seven daughr ter»—all Tkiips." The joke was not pre- meditated; nor is anything she siiysla- borud or dull. She has but three children and of them she is justly proud. They arc Ruth, aged 11, a bright, vivacious girl, much like her mother; William, Jr., aged five, who now w:mts a bicycle (in reference 1o whicli Mrs. Bryan says laughingly that, it may be expedient to get. him one to catch the bicycle vofcl. and Grace, the pot and linby, who lias just turned three years, j 1 did liot, see thcihildrcn about, and inquired ior thoni, and wa« told that they wore at Salem, where I saw them afterward. They were hearty, healthy, "well-brought-up" children, who, in ihe ! event 01" their papa's success nt '.he | polls, would prove worthy successor? to j the present white house children, liiith, Esther and Marion Cleveland. I Mrs. 1'iryan studied law after she had ; moved to Nebraska-with her'husband,, not with any idea of practicing thepro- fi'ssion, but to be of aid to her husband. To h«lp him has been her one engross- ! ing itlca since she was n hr-.ppy bride. ''When I-was admitted to thc-bar," , she said, "the women of our town amused me not n litlle. Of course, it wits, then rather more unusual than it is now for a woman to be admitted to practice. My friends were nil more or jess I'oni-ijnK'd with curiosity. They culled to see me lo numbers and hesitated and beut about thebush beforeap- proaching the subject that they all wanted to talk about. About half of them finally got around to it, but ono and all seemed to think mcagreatcuri- osily. In Washington, too, people seemed to think it funny that I was a Inwyer. nnd the questions I wns asked about it were often trying and ridiculous. One eongr-.-ssnian asked me with what branch of the law 1 was the most familiar, and I told-him 'domestic relations.' " With all of Mrs. Bryan's ignorance of siocicly and its ways t-be possesses au innate dignity of bearing that has made itself more than once apparent In ac- cppting the nublic congratulations with which she has been showered since the ponyention. A lady who saw a good deal of thorn in Washington told me that she- entertained no fear-that Mrs. six years' experience of public life should so control his feelings ns to not seem to care. That Mi-. Bryan feels even now the weight of his new honor there, is no doubt. His fnce is not the mask of i.-he practiced politician. The lines about his deep-set, fine eyes I am told have deepened since the nomination, us have also the lines about his firm mouth. One. joker in the crowd nt, Salem yelled: "Cheer up, Bill! We're going ter elect yer, sure. \Vliat yer inopin" about?" Mrs. Bryan is more of aa actress than he \s .1.11 actor, or at least knows better how to conceal her emotions. She is tactful, vivacious, ever cheerful and confident. I believe that she is as sure of her husband's election as if the vote of the electoral college lind been taken., I also believe thflt it was slic who was responsible for the simplicity with, which they journeyed to S.ilcoi. It woud be in keeping- with her tact nnd knowledge of the high regard m which Ji'ffcrsonian simplicity is held among the people upon whose votes Mr. I3ry- nn's election or defeat must depend. The Bryims were driven to the station in a worn and buttered'cob. Though privirte ciirs and special trains' hail been offered by offlcinls of every ra.il- rond leading out of Chicago, they traveled in a «ommon car on an ordinary train. Mrs. Bryan had kept the return stub of the excursion ticket upon which she h:ul journeyed to Chicago. It had expired nnd Mr. Bryan paid the conductor. The only persons accompanying-the. Bryans were Mr. anJ Mrs. •W. S. Matthews, of Salem, old-time acquaintances of both tne candidate and his wife. There- were encore u-t many places along the line and sliouts of "Bryan anil Victory!" His face ligJit- ed up with gratification. Mrs. Bryan only continued tie even tenor of her conversation. On.ce slis said to me: "If only tihois'i who shoot, will vote, there will be good rearon for shouting in November," Once or twice 'Jir, Bryan made short speeches find at other places he but. showed himself and i)owed mid was received with great enthusiasm. Mrs. Bryan remained in her seat. "They will see all they want of Bryan would wear her honors becomingly if they should be forced upon her. "1 saw them at a white house lecep- tion," she said, "just after Mr. Bryan's famous speech. Kverybody wnnt«d to see him and his lawyer wife. Mrs. Prynn appeared in a. high-necked, long- sleeved, black cashmere drees, not at nil fashionably cut or made. Mr. Hryon wore a frock coat of broadcloth and a white lawn tic. The pair stood about and looked lost while everyone told everyone else who the unostentatious, .rcther old-fashioned couplt were. "Xeither of them seemed in the least embarrassed, but rather to get no little amusement out of watching the crowds. They went out very seldom in Washington and then on'y on official occasions, and I never 'heard of Mrs. Bryan appearing in evening dress during nil the time she was there. I don't think ,tihe ever owned A low out dress or n dress'with silk linings, and I don't believe Mr. .Bryan ever owred an evening dress sliit. Knowing nlVthin.as I did I had not enough cheek to oak Mrs. Bryan whether or not she would conform to fosliion and wear evening dress if she should go to Washington op "first lady in the land," • Had I done so-1 have no doubt she would have replied more graciously than so impertinent a question would have deserved. I did ask her if uhe enjoyed the. prospect of presiding over the whit* house us its mistress. J<er reply, wns characteristic: ">*o married woman, who'loves liar husband. Miss Wickham, could be otherwise tltnn happy in seeing her husband in a position of so much honor. If fate should have that in store for us i-am sure I should be happy if .he was, and. I should do my best to lighten his burden of .care nnd responsibility. Don't you think yoii would feel like that under the same circumstances?" I replied that I would. Mrs. Bryan spoke at -length- of her home life at Lincoln, and.of.her children, to whom she is a devoted tnoflicr, I found them all that she in the en- thusiasnT of a mo.tber's love pictured them to be. Grace is the father's favorite, and Mrs. Bryr.n told, me that he considered her his mascot, I was not introduced to'Mr. Bryan then, nor did I-;>cc- him. He has ri.it,:as;yet, 'pro- 'vided himself with, a private secretary,, •ond he was-engoged personally with.the -corrt;Bpondenco,that by the,bushel-iff thrust upon' ,hlm. o*-ch day. On the train tc. S'alera, when W:c a.bad'pcnny I turned up again; Mrs. Bryan intro' Sliced -me. He h'arl'been.told 'of my-caJi. at Kenwood, and gracicrfO'!sald he was sorry not to.have scenlBhe. -He-did.not Five roe a chance to ask questions, bu*: kept me busy answering inquiries about my work'. .He seemed preoccupied.. It \s not to .be expected that a man of only. «ne before the campaign is over," she sajd. . The journey to Salem wns not. altogether a joyous one.' True ;t v,-as the return of a Snlem boy laden. witJv all the honors that his party hud : to gi^e him, and there the happy-children wore awaiting tjhc coming of.papo.a-ud inom- ma. But it WOK there aJso tliat a short two weeks before the dear old' mother of William Bryan died—a, jnothor to whom he was always a dutiful and devoted som. It'wos always hrs keenest delight to tell his mothei; ot-his successes, a.nd.now that the greatest one of all had come thp mother's blessing tJiat should have accomriamed.H could-not be had to inake it'perfect. I; saw'the old homcst«id- and' lieard- the tawnepeo- ple oncer as they had never cheered be- foi- as the Bryoos were-driven,to it. I saw the children, daspcd in their f&- tlier's arms and smothered-with their vnoUier's kiescs. 1 saw the gay decorations with which 'the Salcmitee testified, to tliclr appreciation of Salcro's greatest man. I hoard brass • bands play VHni'l to the Chief" and "Star Spangled- Bomner," but.the;old rocking- chair that was Jfother Bryan's wr.fi shown to.me at the homestead oad it in its silont cmptincsB. ond'the note of Borrow upon the candidate's ' face throughout the whole demonBtratioii in his honor, remain .most Aividly im- •nrcssed upon my memory. .LILLIAN WICKHAM. , . Not Bit Letter, ! A Pittsbnrghcr who-.possesses one of those names which cau easily be misunderstood by persons hearing it for the iirst time, and whicli is usually rois- "rtod by those who aee it written, sometimes has trouble with his mail. Letters which should be delivered at his home are 1 held at the post office and advertised. The other day when scanning the advertised list, he found a name so much like his own that-'he explained .the .similarity to t!ic pretty girl at t-he window, and she said she would sue about it. After shuffling a pile of letters she found the one wanted, and nn amused -smile spread over her fiwn 1 . "I don*t,'thinl:'you'want this letter," she said. She exhibited it to the applicant; who saw "that it was addressed-to the "County Juil," nnd had boon sent back, to' the-; post office from that institution. '"No." said the applicant: "I'don't think I want that letter. It's not mine."—Pittsburgh Chronicle.' SlnipIr'CoiiIdn't Afford It. ';' The YOurig Man-~.T>dn'tyou think I'll make a. good husband for your daughter? •• - >' -' '•'"'•' '• • '. ' ' • --The Old. One-^t'm'not disputing trrtt point: but, grenthcos-cns! .so soon after 1 the recent hard times, 1 ean't get tie foolish child everything "he wnnt»!— Town Topics. AN ANCIENT SCHCOLBOOK. * The "Jiinun" of CoraeuillH O:io of tit* • Uc*t KvtT WrKtrn. One nf the most successful scboal books ever written is referred to in ]JveIyn'-5 diary, whe.-e he says hisds^ir son iiic'iard, who Ui'.'d in ,l:-.T:u;iry. J02S C haO, before his rifib year. "i::::de ."i co»- siderablc ))i'Ogre,s.s i n Cor.ionius'.7anua!!™ This book, "Jauua IJngiiaruui J!cs- ersita," wns published by John Amoe Comcniiis in 1S31. It was an introduction to the the study of Latin, and Boyle *aid of it that hjuf. Conntnius written r.o other book hb would have rendered hiinself immortaL It was translated into 13 European languages, and was really the gate through which our ancestors of the iTtb. and iMth centuries entered into Latin literature. "In every European country generations of children thumbed, the, Janua, nnd no other book, until they were sufficiently advanced lo beg-in. Terence, and Plautus;" and for ycatt after its pub! ication the name of Comon- ius—the Latini/.ed form of Komcnsky— was familiar in every schoolroom. Editions of the .lamia were printed, in Greel; and Latin at Oxford so late a. , 1800; am", new additions were issued at- Prague, in Latin,<eraianflnd Czech, in. 1374. The chief work of this great school reformer of the 17th century ha» just be; j n published in English for ^he Iirst time, under the title of "TheGreat Didactic, of John Ahos Comenius,".iv:tfc biographical and liistoricr.l introductions by M. \V. Keatingc, of Oxford. Cojneniiis' own tiile page describe, the work o.s "setting forth the whole ::rt-cf tracl.ingaJl thingsfoall men; or^ :! - certain iiuluc-eni-.'nt to found such. schools in all t!:e varlshos. 1o\vns. arid, villages of every Christian kingtl'.ro. t hut the i-n tire youth of both sexes, none, being exeeptcd", shall quickly, pleasantly, and thoroughly become learned in . the sciences, pure in morals trained n> piety, and in this m.-inner instructed in. all things necessary .'or tha present aaii. for the future life." In the preface Couienius says: "I-ct the chieT object of ihis ourdidnoticbe us folJows: To seek and to find is. method of instruction by which teaok- ers may teach less, but learners may learn more; by which schools may be the ?ce:io of less noise, aversion, and useless labor, but of more leisure, enjoyment, and solid progress, and throagk. which the Christian community may have less darkness, perplexity, and dia- - scnsion, but, ou the other hand, mort light, orderliness, peace,ar.d rest." ' Those wen: Kig-li ideals, and Ihe 'didactic worthily sei. them forth. Cat Comenius, ns a writer on Leacbhtg, was . 0 couple of centiirifs before nis lime. In his introduction Mr. Keating says, •with perfect truth; '.hat Conieuius is ''. "the broadest-minded, the mostfarsce- . -. ing, the most practical of .-.11 tbewr'tcrs who have put. pen on pnperon tuc-sub- ject of education;" that his tucorjes . have been put in practice in -every" school t.hnt :s cyiiriuctetl on' rationed • • •principles; and that "he ombodies ito materialistic iendencics o£ our 'modern side' instructors, while avoiding the narrowness of their reforming zeaL" T«t "theGrcotDi<]aUc"rcmaJiiediijhlsov3C . day unknown and ineffective. Comenius wns a prolific writer, as'fli shown by n list of more than ISO scpar . rate works, all of which are now forgrit- • ten! lie became involved 1n the;»H- -• lenariar movement of the false proptet Drabik, and was-not wholly misrepresented .by one who described biro as "» f&natie, a visionary, and an enthusiast' in folio." Be died in 1670, abrokenand disappointed roan; urfd it is only wltMa the last 00 years that bis true mcrithis .been recognized. .Tie <was, a« nte .. biographer says, "the father of modem., education."—London Xews. UANDSEER'S MODEL SERVANT. Be Knew Bti Mutefi Winti and W. •art Uumored Him. In, a recently-published volume cm- titled "Riverside Letters" Mr. George D. Leslie, R. A., gave .the following de-, scription of Lnndsecr's domestic:; "Landseer had nn old sen-ant, hiBtratr lor, valet nnd faithful slave, named WH-' liam, wh(i knew and understood M» roaster's wavs and habits perfect^y- Though Sir "Edwin would bully thi« man ut times, whcn,.he,,wns.-put out, he tho,roiig-hly 'appreciated lil»-tisefnl- nfiss aiid could not have pot on ataH without him. . 4 \VilIiam ^was particularly assiduoi* in guarding the outer portal; no on* could "by any possibility gain access I* Sir Edwin ;;not even though an appointment bad been made. The answer would invariably be: 'Sir Hcdwin fc not at home.' H. I?. H., the prince consort himself, once received thisnnBwir when he called, amplified on th.it ao- casion by the assurance that lie*M gone to a wedding," an entire fletion.oa William's part, as the prince found out. for on walking boldly in and arountf the garden he no! iced Sir Edwin looking out of his studio window. I paid «> little regard to William's cnstoro»«y formula that at last he gave it up-JtnH would merely show me into the drawing-room and say that he would ga and tell Miss Jessy. ' "I had seldom long to wait •before Landseer himself would appear in aa old homespun shooting jacket; calino sleeves were tied on to his arms ISte, thoie butchers weir. He wore gcnM^- ly an old straw hal. the brim of wluak wns lined with green, had his palette and brushes in his hand and looked ei- trcmcly picturesque, reminding n» strongly of some of i he figures in Ite»- brandt's etchings, lie did not at oaoe speak, but would gaze at me witk queer, scrutinizing look, full o Kion. foT n moment, or tvvoi hi ginning to quiver and move n fore the-words came.I He was alwmym extremely kind and courteous In hfc amnner."—Chicago Chronicle. : ore f! •"-P inM J .. "Yes, sir; .that man's indolcnc* hit •ctnally made-hha rich." ••How so?" "WelJ. his fatJic-r left him a little ; .'•• property, nnd he vns loo nli-flrcd la^ 1 . .... tc sprnrl 1,he income."— tVtroitSewiL '

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