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THE UPPER f*3 -P? ; , Sft A Brave Coward. By Robert Louis Stevenson. CHAPTER VIII.—(Continued.) A voice was now heard hailing us from the entrance. From the window we could see the figure of a man in the moonlight; he stood motionless, his face uplifted to ours, and a rag of something white on his extended arm; and as we looked right down upon him, though he was a good many yards distant on the links, we could see the moonlight glitter in his eyes. He opened his lips again, and spoke for some minute?, on nnd, in a key so loud that he might have been heard in every corner of the pavilion, and as far away as the borders of the wood. It was the same voice that had already shouted "Traditore!" through the shutters ol the dining-room; this time It made a complete and clear statement. If the traitor "Oddlestone" were given up, all others should be spared; if not, no one should escape to tell the tale. "Well, Huddlestone. what do you say to that?" asked Northmour, turning to the bed. Up to that moment the banker had given no sign of life, and I, at least, had supposed him to be still In a faint; but he replied at once, and, in such •tones as I have never heard elsewhere, save from a delirious patient, adjured and besought us not to desert him. "Enough," cried Northmour, and then he threw open the window, leaned out into the night, and in a tone of exultation, and with a total forgetfulness of what was due to the presence of a lady, poured out upon the ambassador a string of the most abominable raillery, both in English and Italian and hade him begone where he had come from. Meantime the Italian put his flag of truce in his pocket, and disappeared, at a. leisurely pace, among tho sand-hills "They make honorable war," said Northmour. "They are all gentlemen and soldiers. For the credit of the thing, I wish we could change sides— you and I, Frank, and you too, Missy, ,my darling—and leave that being on the bed to some one else. Tut! Don't look shocked! We are all going post to what we call eternity, and may as well bo above-board while there's time. As far as I'm concerned, if I could first strangle Huddlestone and then get Clara in my arms,, I could die with some pride and satisfaction. And as it is, by God, I'll have a kiss!" Before I could do anything to interfere, he had rudely embraced and repeatedly kissed the resisting girl. Next moment I had pulled him away with fury, and flung him heavily against the wall. He laughed loud and long. I turned from him with a feeling of contempt which I did not seek to dis- "So, if they fire a volley, she will be protected. And in the meantime stand behind me. I am the scapegoat; my sins have found me out." I heard him, as I stood breathless by his shoulder, with my pistol ready, pattering off prayers in a tremulous, rapid whisper; and I confess, 'horrid es the thought may seem, I despised him for thinking of supplications In a moment so critical and thrilling. In the forehead, and, with the dearest respect, laid my lips lor a moment on that cold brow. "And now," said I, "I am at your service, Mr. Northmour." But I saw, to my surprise, that he had turned his back upon me. ''Do you hear?" I asked. "Yes," said he, "I do. It you wish to fight. I am ready. It not, go on and save Clara. All is one to me." I did not wait to be twice bidden; but, stooping again over Clara, continued my efforts to revive 'her. She still lay white and lifeless; I began to fear that her sweet spirit had Indeed fled beyond recall, and horror and a sense of utter desolation seized upon my heart. I called her by name with the most endearing inflections; I chafed and beat her hands; now I laid her head low, now supported it against my Has Made Her Threatened Appeal to Europe, NOW SEEKS POSTPONEMENT, Prance, BniBlit niicl- Germany llnvo All Been Atkert to interfere tn H*r Bo- half—Not Mnch Comfort the Keplle*. Afforded hy meantime Clara, who was dead white but still possessed of her faculties, had displaced the barricade from the front door. Another moment, and she had pulled it open. Firelight and moonlight illuminated the links with confused and changeful luster, and far away against the sky we could see a long trail of glowing smoke. Mr. Huddlestone, filled for the moment with a strength greater than Ills own, struck Northmour and myself a back-hander in the chest, and while we j were thus for the moment incapacitated from action, lifting his arms above his head like one about to dive, he ran straight forward out of the pavilion. "Here am I!" he cried—"Huddlestone! Kill me, and spare the others." His sudden appearance daunted, I suppose, our hidden enemies; for Northmour and I had time to recover, to seize Clara between us one by each arm, and to rush forth to his assistance, ere anything further had taken place. But scarce 'had we passed the knee; but all seemed to be in vain, and the lids still lay heavy on her eyes. "Northmour." I said, "there la my hat. For God's sake bring some water from the spring." Almost in a moment he was by my side with the water. "I have brought It in my own, saul he. "You do not grudge me the privilege?" "Northmour," I was beginning to aay, as I laved her head and breast, but he. interrupted me savagely. "Oh, you hush up!" 'he said. "The best thing you can do Is to say nothing." I had'certainly no desire to talk, my mind being swallowed up In concern for my dear love and her condition; so I continued in silence to do my best toward her recovery, and when the hat was empty, returned it to him with one word—"More." He had, perhaps, gone several times upon thin errand when Clara opened her eyes. "Now," said he, "since she is better, Parls, Nov. 14.—Spain is making a final effort to secure at least the friendly Interposition of the European to the highest powers in her trouble with the United 1 The entire THIRDJJOMES IN. Illinois Volunteer Soldiers Oet Hsiek from 1'oito ttU-o. Chicago, Nov. 14.—The Third Illinois volunteer infantry is home again. Ten of the most prosperous towns and cities in northern and northwestern Illinois welcomed tho heroes of Porto Rico after Chicago had opened its arms for a brief while to show the hoys they were appreciated. Col. Fred Bennitt marched his sunburned regiment through the center of the business district, while the cheers of thousands greeted the boys. In their physical condition, their military bearing, and their general appearance the LITERARY NOfES. soldiers of the gallant Third were up States^ nnd her appeal has not been al- i the Great Northern Hotel together in vain. France has replied that she has already given her good offices as the medium through which the preliminary peace negotiations were carried on, but inasmuch^ as she is now furnishing hospitality to the joint commission it would be unbecoming for her to exercise her slight influence on one side or the other. The reply of Russia is not known The current version in the diplomatic world is that it was friendly but empty. It Is In Berlin that Spain has gained some encouragement. The promised _ ^ he guests ofVnumber of clubs of the city, and then the companies hastened to the railroad stations and departed for their homes. Each captain received orders from Col. Bonnltt to furlough the men for sixty days ns soon as the home stations wcro reached. The furlough will begin, therefore, to-day, and on its expiration the men will probably bolstered out. jnt Springfield. SAY sTRTRT IS SETTLED, threshold when there came near a dozen reports and flashes from every direction among the hollows of the links. Mr. Huddlestone staggered, uttered a weird and freezing cry, threw up his arms over his head and fell backward on the turf. "Traditore! Traditore!" cried the invisible avengers. And just then a part of the roof of the pavilion fell in, so rapid was the progress of the fire. A loud, vague and horrible noiso accompanied the collapse, and a vast volume of flame went soaring up to heaven. Huddlestone, although God knows what were his obsequies, had a fine pyre at the moment of his death. Report That the Vlitlen Tronblo Hns Ilncn Arranged! „_ Carlinville, 111* Nov. 14.—The causes visit of Emperor William was the first of gtrlf( , botwecn tho Chlcago-Virden result of the official invitation from C(ml company nnd tho striking miners Madrid, sent by the queen regent, and have vlrtimlly bccn se ttleil. For some although no reply had been received at Ume Secrotavy Rynn nna Ed Cahlll, the last advices, the invitation would dlstrlct pl . eg idcnt of the United Mine hardly have been given If there had Wo ,.j tcrg) hnve i3 Cen i u conference with not been reason to hope that It would lho company officials touching an be accepted. agreement, but several differences pre- The Spanish commission will now venked lt< seek pretexts to delay the negotiations p res ldent Loucks Thursday evening until the opportunity offers to consult w[rcd Mr cahlll to meet him at the Emperor William at Caulz or Madrid Culcago & A i ton train in Vlrden and on Nov. 19 or 20. accompany him to Chicago. This was Emphatic assurances have been re- done ^ nn(1 p rc8 i(i en t Cahlll Is said to celved from the highest Spanish an- liavg ' ^^^ t he following concessions: thority that Spain will never concede Thit Uio Btut(j BcalQ be paid; tlint the you can spare me, can you not? I wish you a good-night, Mr. Cassllls." (To be continued.) FA'MOUS BATTLE CRIES. A war cry that resembles "Remember I tho Anier icau demands for tho Philip-1 g t ^a"do be"torn"down; a manager be the Maine!" was that which Gen. Sam plnea> Buti for the rea son Just indi- appoiutcd ln F W . Lukens' place; rc- "• "" * % "" 1 ° cated, Spain will probably try to avoid moyo tllo heful onginecr and the top a rupture at tho next session of tho bogg> aud gend tllc slx nog roes now in conference. | the stockade to Alabama. It is understood that tho Chicago- Virden Coal company has agreed to these demands, and a settlement will bo made at once. A speedy resumption of work in the mines is expected. CHAPTER IX. I sliould have the greatest difficulty to ^"you please," said he. "You've been a prig in life; a prig you 11 die. with that he sat down in a i rifle over his knee, and himself with snapping the And chair, £ amused : i : lock. , All this time our assailants might have been entering the house, and we teen none the wiser; we had in truth 'Ulmest forgotten the danger that so imminently overhung our days. But 'just then Mr. Huddlestone uttered a , cry, and leaped from the bed. I asked him what was wrong. ' "Fire!" be cried. "They have set the house on fire!" . Nortbmour was on 'his feet in an in- 1 stant, and he and I ran through the .door of communication with the study ,,The room was Illuminated by a red angry light. Almost at the moot our entrance a tower of flame in front of the window, and, with report, a pane fell Inward on the carpet. They had set fire to the tell you what followed next after this tragic circumstance. It is all to me, as I -look back upon it, mixed, strenuous and ineffectual, like the struggles of a sleeper in a nightmare. Clara, I remember, uttered a broken sigh and would have fallen forward to earth had not Northmour and I supported her insensible body. I do not think we were attacked; I do not remember even to have seen an assailant; and I believe we deserted Mr. Huddlestone without a glance. I only remember running like a man in a panic, now carrying Clara altoguther In my own arms, now sharing her weight with Northmour, now scuffling confusedly for the possession of that dear burden. Why we 'should have made for my camp in the Hemlock Den, or how we reached it, are points lost forever to my recollection. The first moment at which I became dennitely sure, Clara had been suffered to fall against the outside of my little tent, Northmour and I were tumbling together on the ground, and he, with continued ferocity, was striking for my head with the butt of his revolver. Ho had already twice wounded me on the scalp, and it is to the consequent loss of blood that I am tempted to attribute the sudden clearness of my mind. I caught him by the wrist. "Northmour," I remember saying, 'you can kill me afterwards. Let us first attend to Clara." He was at that moment uppermost. Houston gave to his troops at the battle of San Jacinto, the fight which gave freedom and independence to Texas. Col. Travis was in command of about 185 Texan soldiers in the fort called the Alamo at Bexar. There he was surrounded by a greatly superior force under the Mexican dictator, Santa Anna. On the morning of the Cth of March, 1830, the little garrison of the Alamo capitulated, on the pledge of tho Mexican general that their lives would bo spared. Notwithstanding this pledge Col. Travis and his entire force were massacred as soon ns they had surrendered. Their dead bodies were gathered together, a huge pile of, wood was heaped upon them, and they were burned to ashes. This fearful act of barbarity stirred the Texans to intense wrath and Implanted iu their breasts a fierce thirst for vengeance. On April 19, 1836, Gen. Houston, with about 700 men, gave battle at San Jacinto to Santa Anna, with nearly three times the number of Mexicans, and, in spite of the disparity of numbers, Houston's little force swept the Mexicans like chaff before the wind. It was more a slaughter than a battle. Lon- Demand tho Oronp Free. Washington, Nov. 14.—From don comes a story that tho States demand cession of the Philippines without paying any compensation or assuming any debt. Spain is expected to refuse, ancl, after tho Islands are seized by tho Americans, will lay the matter before tho powers. It Klllcil by a Minister. Taylorville, 111., Nov. 14.—Jasper White was shot to death Thursday night by the Rev. Enoch Parks, a Free Is said that Senator Gray opposes the Methodist preacher, in the house of course, and would resign from the commission were it not for tho complications which would follow. He is expected to lead the opposition to approval of the treaty when It comes before the senate. SUGGESTS A LARGER ARMY, AdJt.-Gou. lean-to outhouse, where Northmour Scarce iy had the words passed my *V°»F* t _ . • „ f.r,rt¥ tiraa I . * _..V.«« U/» V»n /-I 1oor»Q/1 tr» ma foof •useflio purse his negatives lips, when he had leaped to ins feet >' "Hot work!" said Northmour. "Let and ran toward the tent, and the next - ** . _,„ •• I momen t he was straining Clara to his heart and covering her unconscious hands and face with his caresses Shame!" I cried, "Shame to you, «„ v In your old room. '"!weT-ran thither in a breath, threw ,-' Ira? fie casement and looked forth. •Albng,the whole back wall of the pa- _______ ..vilion Piles of fuel had been arranged Novthmou r!" le- the v Ind kindled, and it is probable- they And> giddy though I still was, I hafl?b«$n drenched with mineral oil, s t ruc k him repeatedly upon the 'head •"'in"spite of the .morning's rain, ay all burned bravely. Tho fire had ken a firm hold already on the out- use "There was not a human being 'hi/seen to right or left. !»AA'\well!" said Northmour, "heres ?fl, thank God." fwe returned to "My Uncle's Jj Mr Huddlestone was putting [/boots, still violently trembling, 'ith an air of determination such and shoulders. He relinquished his grasp, and facet me in the broken moonlight. "I had you under and let you go,' said he; "and now you strike mo! Coward!" You are the coward," I retorted. "Did she wish your kisses while she was still sensible of what she wanted? Not she! And now she may be dying; and you waste this precious time, and abuse her helplessness. Stand aside, and let me help her." He confronted me for a moment, Just before the assault of the Texans was made on the army of Santa Anna Houston addressed his soldiers in a ervid speech, closing with the words, Remember the Alamo!" These words ell upon the ears of the Texans with /onderful effect. Every soldier in the ittle army at the same instant epeated the words "the Alamo" until hey became a shriek for revenge that struck terror to the souls of the Mexicans. When the battle was over It was found that only seventy Texans had jeen killed, while G30 Mexicans were eft dead on the field. 'Remember the Alamo!" was evidently a battle cry that not only nerved the arms of the avengers, but paralyzed the resistance of the Mexicans. The answer of Commodore Stockton to the Mexican governor of California when we took possession of that count:y is worth recalling. "If you march upon the town" (Los Angelos), threatened the governor, "you will find it the grave of your men." "Tell the governor," said Stockton, "la have the bells ready to toll at 8 o'clock in the morning. I shall be there til that tlmo." Corbln Would Koloiiso All Volunteers. Washington, Nov. 14.—In his annual report to the secretary of war A.djt.-Gen. Corbln recommends the wilargement of the army to a forco which will permit the release of the volunteers now in service; an increase In the number of officers by at least one first lieutenant to each troop; additional ppayfor commissioned officers tho minister. White, who was forty- seven years old, leaves a wife and four children in destitute circumstances. Parks, who is forty-one years old, has a wife and three children. Recently Parks had been serving as a deputy sheriff at Pana during the mining trouble. The murderer, who acknowledges his guilt, gave himself up to uie sheriff. Jealousy is ascribed as the motive of the shooting. Loo Victor In South Dakota. Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 12.—The election of governor was in doubt until a late hour Friday afternoon, when official returns were received from sov- "Dotvn Dnrlcy Lane" is a gallery « delightful pictures by Reginald Birch, Illustrating a score of ballads hf MisS Virginia, Woodward Cloud. Mis* Cloud's verses are full of quaint, nnmoi and are in the true old-time Spirit. Tlicv are in the vein of Cowfjtr's "John Gilp'in" and Goldsmith's "Elegy On a Mad Dog.. 1 ' so that they mnke equal appeal to children and ndttlts. The author has succeeded in e.-eatiftg distinct characters, not mere vuppetfl,—B difficult accomplishment hi verse. The illustrations, while ™'t'; fnl "?' tcrpetations of tho humor of tLe ballads, nre never without thfeir own shrewd pictorial comment and emphasis. Tho book, which cotnes from the press of the Century Co., New York, is handsomely printed in two colors ano is truly n credit to the printers' art. For sale by till booksellers. Charles Scribncr's Sons, New York, announce the latest work of the popular Iowa, author, Octavo Thanet, with illustrations by A. B. Frosfc and C. S. Reinhurt. The work is published under tho title of "Tho Heart of Toil," and consists of a half dozen excellent short stories, as follows: "The Non.Combatant," "The Way of an Election," "Tho Moment of Clear Vision," "Johnny's Job." "The Scab,^ "Tho Conseienco of a Business Man. These stories all turn to somo extent on tho relation of employers and env ployed. Tlu\v ore, however, stories ol men in the widest sense, and leave an extraordinarily cheery, wholesome, and optimistic impression of tho men who really do American work. 1 rlcu 81.50. For sa'.c by all booksellers. Mrs. Crowninshlold's clever character sketch, "Tho Alcacle's Visit," iu the November Atlantic, reads with u rush nnd a sparkle, meanwhile pointing a clever moral ns to tho worlds alleged injustice to tho Spaniard. "Two iuddicut Hoys," by«.T. T. Trowbrldgo comes from tho press of tho Century Company, New York. This talc of two Biddicut boys, a trick dog nnd a swindler is quite up to the well-known standard of tho stories with which Mr. Trowbritlgo delights the present generation of children, as ho delighted their fathers and mothers before them. Tho dog which Cliff Chantry purchases of a stranger, partly with money lent hi in by Quint Whistler, runs away.' In their adventurous search for him tho boys run the swindling dog-vender to earth, recover tlie animal.'and prove themselves to w manly, quick-witted anil brave, with no nonsense about them; just .what American boys should be. Sixteen excellent illustrations by W. A. Rogers add much to the pleasure of the book, The November Ladies' Homo Journal prints a series of prize dollar menus, accompanied by figures which show that such dinners for four persons cn.n be obtained and prepared nt a cost 01 one, dollar. Tlie menus printed were selected by Mrs. S. T. Korer out of n larn'c number submitted in competition for a considerable cash offer- era! counties, which showed big changes from the estimates in favor of Chairman Kidd of the populist -- - ,ii committee claims Lee's election by GOO who are, by duty, separated from their chtliman Berried of the republic- families, and a change in the present | ^ commltteo CO u Ce des It by about 200 law which forbids the enlisting of non- citizens. legislature is republican in both branches. The senate has twelve re. The adjutant-general, while compll- u]Ican ma jority and tho houso nine' menting the volunteer branch on its good work during the recent war, suggests reforms in the national guard. He advises more thorough work in state encampments and insists teen. IV 111 Huston Food to Cnbn. Washington, Nov. 14.—At tho cabl- the I ne t meeting Friday the president pre- militiamen bo compelled to subsist on sen ted tho text of a petition signed by regular rations, cooked by themselves. 1,000 Cubans, asking that relief be fur- Thls he believes, will better fit them uished tho hungry and destitute of the for actual service. For this purpose island. He thought that no time an increase in the government appro-1 should bo lost in the turning priation is declared necessary. ITear of More Riots at runt Pana, 111., Nov. 14.—Reports that rifles in largo quantities have been shipped to Pana aud vicinity in ticipation of another battle between union miners and negroes have caused great alarm. Capt. Butler, commanding the militia here, has wired the destitute of Cuba enough food for their pressing needs. Tho cabinet agreed with the president. This food will bo sent to the island very soon. It will be furnished by the goveru- not hitherto observed. Clara 'lose'by him, with her cloak in mds ready to throw about her irs, and a strange look In her I -J- an(J menac ing; then suddenly he i If she were half hopeful, half tl of her father. i boys and girls," said North,«'how about a sally? The oven Iting, U is not sood to 8tay ner ! I ftbie.Ter dress and corset; but while I jf b,aked, and, for W^***,^*™ j wftg thug enga ged, a grasp descended stepped aside. "Help her, then," said he. I threw myself on my knees beside looseue d, as well as I was Guontlier GOBS to Franltfort. Washington, Nov. 14.—Frank 'Mason, to I of Ohio, who has been consul at Fraiik- large enough to invite the efforts of tho best non-professional cooks in. the country. "Tho Story of Marco Polo," by Noah Brooks, is announced by the Century Co., New York. The story of Marco Polo and his companions is one of the most romantic and interesting of medieval or modern history. A number of volumes which bear tho name of Noah Brooks testify to his success in interesting boys and girls in bravo records of adventure. Iu "Tho Story of Marco Polo" he has made a judicious . iUin^«.' .. tt 1 1 „* .fl,« n*,.0fir selecUon fromthe boo^of U^eac the quaint phraseology of the original, nucl introducing enough of comment and explanation to preserve tho continuity of tho narrative. Aside from the fact that the book will please wide- awake boys ancl girls, it has a timely importance In view of the threatened disintegration of the Chinese Empire. For sale by all booksellers. The November Atlantic throws a strong and valuable sidelight upon many of tho questions involved in tho recent acquisition of now dependencies by the nation in the opening paper by David Starr Jordan on our past and present management of Alaska. Professor Jordan writes from experience, as a scientist and a government commissioner, nnd shows bow the vast re- eonrnos of that country are squandered nnd wasted by reckless mismanagement. "Red Rock" is the title of and excellent "chronicle of reconstruction" by Thomas Nelson Page, published by Charles Scribnev's Sons, New York. Mr Pace's new novel ia a romantic to my with them and my Bboulder . Keep your hands off her," said |re is nothing else left," I re- Northmouri fiercely. "Do you think I - ,„ TT ^^i have no blood in my veins?" ,both Clara and Mr. Huddle- .. Nort hmour," I cried, "if you will though with a very different in- ltne _ ,h e i p her yourself nor let me do ' _,u mr i <'Mr>t-hlnEr!" i wv«« * •• ,,i,_ii t, a ,.. t n vm Commodore Tatnall's "Blood Is thlck- c- than water!" won grateful recognition in England in 1859. Seeing the British admiral, Sir James Hope, in a ti^ht place under the fire of Chinese forts, Tatnall gallantly came to his rescue. In so doing he was guilty of a breach of neutrality, but his answer, "Blood Is thicker than water!" had the eHect of condoning his offense. Tale of Three Cities. "I see," said the uugrammatical Chicago man, "that they are going to try tho experiment of mummifying Philadelphia bodies." "Before death?" asked the inane New Yorker.—Indianapolis Journal. Snrlngfleld for instructions and says he fort, Germany, both during the present 1 - - 'administration and the Harrison administration, has been selected to succeed to the vacant consul-generalship at Berlin, caused by the death of Julius Goldschmidt, and Richard Guenther of Wisconsin is to succeed Mr. Mason at Frankfort. will ask for additional troops to pro- vent possible bloodshed. Marohund Still at Pnmhoda. Cairo, Nov. 14.—Maj. Marchand, commander of the French expedition now at Fashoda, and Capt. Baratler, who carried Marchaud's report to Paris and brought him the reply of the French government, have postponed their de- ami atewart Dead. Havana, Nov. 14— Col. W. A. Wil- parture for Fashoda. It seems that Hams, chief quartermaster, died of yel- ho is to take. Iowa's Com Crop Load*. |ipn, added, "Nothing! ve went downstairs the heat was and the roaring pf the fire our ears, and we 'had scarce rfd the passage before the stairs ow fell in, a branch of flame shot dishing through the aperture, and ntertor of the pavilion became lit ith that dreadful and fluctuating .„ At the same moment we heard fall o« something heavy and in- , do you know I shall have to kill you?" "That is better!" he cried. "Let her die, also; where's the harm? Step aside from that girl and stand up to fight." "You will observe," said I, half-rising, "that I 'have not kissed her yet." "I dare you to!" be cried. not know what possessed me; it there is some hitch regarding the route low fever at 8:30 o'clock Friday roorn- 1 ing a t the Vedado. His body was deposited in a vault, and, it is said, will be embalmed and sent home. F. T. Des Moines, la., Nov. 14.—The gov- Stewart, a clerk in the quartermaster's mmopt crop report shows * Iowa's department, also died of yellow fever. orn product this year to bo 268,672,000 jushels, or 32 bushels per acre. This . Awful Trwgedy in Kentucky. B the 'greatest corn producing state Glasgow, Ky., Nov. 14.—Roht. Brown his year, showing a gain of 30,000,000 Blu> t and killed his father-in-law, Louis bushels over 1897. It is the greatest UlcClellan, his mother-in-law and nto in the upper floor. rthmour and I cocked our re- lyers. a Mr. Huddlestone. who had mdy refused * firearm, put us be- Mm with ft manner of WWWM «• Clara open the door," »aid b». was pne of the tbinp I most "Come, my child, let us away to the fcdderland," said the German cow to htr offspring as they made in the direction of the waving field of corn,—New Yorfc Herald. ashamed of iii »y life, though as my wife used to say, I kpew that my kisses would be always welcome were she dead or living 1 ; down I fell again upon njy knees, parted t&e hair ftpm her Diplomatic Uwuror, May—I always collect double on the bets I win. Ada—I should think the losers would object. May—Not at all—I always bet kisses. The gas meter's 'claim to the cbanv ptpn liar-'e medal is disputed by the bi< cyejg cy.elQmeter, wife Bertha and dangerously wounded his brother-in-law. He then made his escape, but was caught. Excitement is news- 1 high, and it is thought the murderer have become more belligerent | w ill be lynched yield per acre of any western state. Want More ArmuiHozit. Paris, Nov. 14.—The Paris and again appeal to the government strengthen France's armaments without delay. There is a general inclination on the part of the press to ascribe a sinister purpose to Lord Salisbury's remarks in regard to Egypt. Thirteen Murdororo London, Nov. 14—The mails from Sierra Leone, west Africa, bring news of the banging at Kwejlu of thirteen murderers of American missionaries, members of United Brotherhood of Christ, in the Sherbroo district of Leon* last May. Crete Off or oil to Uuasln. Nov. 14,—-The St. Peters- the Dally Tele- 'lt is rumored here that has offered Crete to Russia ^ the balance of the Russo- TurUlsh war indemnity." field u ahort Sosttlou. Washington, Nov. 14.—Another ses of lean commission was held Friday, and at its conclusion adjournment wa taken until next Tuesday. love-story of the South just after the War—a time when romance and ptvthos combined in many picturesque developments, as Mr. Page's former writ; ings have amply attested. "Red Rock has much of tho samo note which made "Marsc Chan" famous. The Burlington Free Press says of tho work: "It shows more breadth ancl power than any of his previous works, and while retaining tho charm of his short sto- ties, adds the dramatic vigor of a mature novel." The illustrations are- by U. West CHnediust, and the printer a work has been well done, as is iruo vith all the work of the bcribners. 'rice $1.00. For sale by all booksel- ers. It is not often that a contributor to 0, magazine spends five million or so of dollars in fitting himself to .write cnovvinn'lv of a subject, But, u tuo popular report bo true, that is, approx- matety, the sum which'Joseph Letter expended in the acquisition of the information necftsstvry to prepare the article which appears over bis signature n the November Cosmopolitan on "Wheat." _ The sultan, in tear for his personal safety, has taken to revolver practice, He shoots at a target dally and, has, it is reported in Paris, become so proficient that he can fire with equally fatal facility with either His right ,or his left band. Jphn L. Elliott, the last survivor p* the original members of the Athen. aeum Club, died regeptly at the age Q* 94 years. The club was founded in 1824. He had held Queen Victoria in arma when she was a baby, walked across the Tftames when H jro*en over in 1814,

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