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Algona, Iowa
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%M ttttfc to**** waters fafm- fttfflWi, h&wWfcrV.rtffii ft* s ceflsifi fi'e five*, fi&a afcsotoe point 0* this toftd t thhSfc :\SlfliHn mast hate come tip with the -fefagces, and falling. either to find Petfonilla With them of to get any •eatlsfnetottf account of he* must hate flung himself oivmy father and been • foiled and killed, ""the etact truth, I hate said, wfi£ never known, though Baldwin and 1 -talfoed over it again and again, and there Were even -sonic -who said that a servant much resembling Martin Luther was seen with my father In the low countries not a month beforo.his death. I put no credence,inithis,,however, having good reasons ,to think that tho poor fool—who Was Wiser In iliis sano.moments than most me n—WdUld 'never :havo left hiy service White the breath-remained in his body. fiave heard iit^aid that blood washes 6Ufc shame. My ifather Was killed in n ekirmlsh Mi ;thei Netherlands shortly before the J>eace*d¥ (Chateau Cambresls and month* after the events here related. I have;HOidoubt that ho died as a brave man should, for he had that virtue. He held no communication with me of With any at>Coton 12nd later than that Which 1 ha*e'here described, butwoud ftp- pear to have entered ;the service of Cardinal Grrahvelle,,tho governor of the Neth- erlaiulSj for after :his-death Word came to the Duchess-of Suffolk that Mistress Anno Cludde had entered.a 'nunnery at Bruges tinder tho cardinal's .ntlspices. Doubtless she is long since dead. And so ai?e many • others of whom 1 have spoken—Sir .Anthony, tho duchess, Master Bertie .and .Master Llndstrom. For 40 years 'have ;passod since these things happened^years of.peaceful, happy life, which have gono'.by more swiftly, as it seems to me>in the-rotrospeot, than the four years of my wanderings. Tho Lind- stroms sought lefuge ;ln .'England in the second year of the .queen .and settled in Lowestoft under ;the <I)uchess of Suffolk's protection and did Well:and flourished as became them, nor indeedidid they flnd, I trust, others ungrateful, -though I experienced some difficulty in-inducing Sir Anthony to treat the Dutch burgher as on an equality with himself. 'Lord Wllloughby do Eresby, tho Peregrine :to whom I stood godfather in fit. Wllllbrod's church at Wesel, is now a middle aged man and my very good friend, the,affection which his mother felt for mo having descended to him In full measure. .-She.was indeed such a woman as her majesty—largo hearted and free tongued, of masculine courage and a wonderful tenderness. And of her husband what can I say, :savo that ho was a bravo Christian and—iln (peaceful times —a studious gentleman. But it is not only In vacant scats and gray hairs that I trnco tho ^progress of 40 years. They have done .for England almost all that men hoped -.they might do in the first dawn of tho reign. Wo have seen groat foesdefeatecland.-strong friends gained, wo hava seen *he .coinage amended, trade doubled, the .exchequer filled, tho roads made good, tho poor provided for in a Christian, manner, the .church grown strong—nil this in theso years. Wo havo seen Holland rise and Spain decline, and well may say in tho words of tho old text which my grandfather sot up over tho-lmll door at Coton, "Frustra, nisiDominus." THE END. 1895. 6* AMERICAN P.RESS ASSOCIATION * PRELtJDE. The sepoy mutiny of iSSf-8 was one of the most tragic uprisings in history. Two hundred million fanatics revolted against British rule, and the flaming plains of India Were swept by 1 fire and Crimsoned With the blood of the inno^ Cents until faraway England rose in She might of her Wrath, and her heroes ground tlie rebels to the earth. The Mogul empire was proclaimed at Delhi, | in May, 1857, and Cawnpur mutinied on the last day of that month. It was . invested by Naiia Sahib on tho 6th of ' .tune and surrendered 20 days later, j General Havelook fought his Way, step ] by step, to tho walls of the city, and Naua stole away like a thief in the night. .Before he left (July 16) occurred the massacre of the European women and children in Cawupur—a crime that thrilled the civilized world. The British government offered a reward of $50,000 for the capture of Nana Sahib, and every effort was made to trace him, but he vanished as utterly as if he had never been. Investigation, however, has made it quite certain that Naua Dhoonda Pant, known in history as Naua Sahib, fled with a few followers to the jungles of Oude and penetrated deep into those dismal solitudes. All died miserably, and the eagles of the Himalayas alone look down from their lofty heights upon the crags of tho royal vagrant who perished there long years ago. Small loss to the world was the death of Nana Sahib, but when ho entered those desolate wilds he carried with him the most wonderful ruby of history. It was the size of a robin's egg, of the purest "pigeon blood" and without a flaw. Its brilliancy and perfection gave it fabulous value and a rank beside that of the Kohinoor and tho great gems of the world. If that ruby is ever found, it will make the finder famous and rich beyond compare. A Squirrel's Bold Staaitegy. There Is in tho rear of an estate in Boston a few trees where eight beautiful gray squirrels abide. Our informant does not dare to glvo tho number and street, lest some big boys should bo tempted to stone • or shoot tho dear'.creatures, wlio now afford great amusement for.quito a number of persons on and adjoining tho estate. At certain'times''In'the day,'when the weather is pleasant, tho squirrels aro out in full force and indulge in allmanner of sports, all by themselves. Tho little creatures are afraid of the boys and seem to know when sctlool is out. Sometimes they form a procession and follow their leader all around and over tho trees, at times venturing out to tho very end of the small branches and then jumping to another tree. A few days ago, while they woro on a grand frolic, one of tho eight was running along tho fence when a largo cat, not far away, cautiously approached him in true cat .fashion and evidently intended to make a meal of the little fellow. Tho squirrel faced tho cat, and when she had almost reached him he gave a sudden spring and jumped clear over the cat's head and back and'found a safe retreat. The astonishment of the cat as she looked around for her intended victim was extremely amusing. With a sad and dejected look, and with a 'drooping tail, she slowly walked away, while the little squirrel, at a safe distance, looked on and seemed to say, "Try it again."—Boston Transcript. • • A Royal Rebuke. It appears that on tho death of Alexander III-the Countess Stroganoff wished to drape her palace in crape, etc., but the autocrat of the city, Lieutenant General Von Wahl, sent word that nobody was to drape his or her. house in crape, or any thing else, until be issued orders. Notwithstanding this very clear order, the resolute, zealous and loyal countess ignored the wishes of the all powerful Von Wabl, and, in fact, calmly sent word to him that she intended doing exactly as she pleased in the matter of draping her palace. And she did so. Enraged at being set at defiance in this way, Von Wahl sent a posse of constables to the Stroganoff palace to tear down the emblems of mourning, This was exactly what the Jady wanted. She at once let the young ozar know what was going on and painted the outrage in the most glowing colors, and' tho result was that young Nicholas promptly ordered the great governor of gt, Petersburg to remain at his residence for three days, One must know St. Petersburg well to understand how much Von Wahl Is detested there, and, moreover, the childlike nature of the Russians, to form any conception of tbe in» tense dejjght that this episode paused In all glasses, from prince to "; Advertiser, Carpets, Garnets were used in tJw easfc fro?n early Owes. They arc bndwn to have been made Jo Qblwa as early as B. 0, 8199 and in J»* d}a p. 0, IJOO. They are represented on tbo Egyptian monuments at a date, not later than »• 0. 8Q99, In Rome 'and Athens they were weed, pn state' occasions as luxuries, They were first made in p ranee }n }589. 0»itog fts tt^ e °£ B e ary ana even »i iete as the. days of filJ8a< the most common, carpet in t!*e of tbe E.ngjj§b j»W(Jle glasses was a straw in winter and pf mo,^jj grass QBO «f tb? 9iiarges made nal Wfllpey TO8 JW J» h^ elate ««wtmentg be bad tosh i jippUss ,ef itraw every day )B the,, CHAPTER I. THE NARRATIVE OF JOHN B. BROWN. I am a quiet, middle aged gentleman who has been a jeweler in Maiden lane, New York, for rising 80 years. I may be permitted to say that I have a family of whom I am fond, and that my circumstances are satisfactory. Understand at the beginning of this story that I am not the hero, and have only set out to relate tbe occurrences that came to my knowledge, and in which, from the trend of circumstances, I was compelled to act .a leading part. A certain October day, a few years ;ago, was one of the most dismal I over experienced. The downfall of rain was constant for two days, and when night •closed in the steady drizzle continued. We had not seen a customer since the forenoon, and I allowed my two clerks to go home early. There was nothing for them to do after placing the stock within the massive safe, and I was in that state of unrest when I was glad to be freed 'from seeing their faces. I would have left the store afc the earne time but for a call from my old friend, Carl Wittner, the detective. who, with the remark that he knew I would be lonely, walked behind the counter and back into my private office, where 1 joined him and we lit our cigars. I was glad to see him, Wittuer was an officer of exceptional skill, bright, intelligent, well educated, and I am sure thoroughly honest, We had been friends for years, and he knew that ho need never wait for an invitation to visit me. Ho was always welcome. The genuine detective is not n man to tell his secrets or boast of his ex* ploits, as members of the profession do in fiction. Nevertheless I am satisfied that Wittner let me know more of his doings than any other person. He sometimes appealed to me for counsel in certain matters, but inasmuch as, so far as I could learn, he generally took an op? posite course from what I recommended (and I raust confess with good results, as a ruie) I suspect that he bad little purpose except to compliment me. We had talked 15 minutes or so upon nothing in particular when the door of the store opened and a man entered, "Is it possible that I have a custom* er?" I remarked, rising and walking forward to greet the oajler, I was struck by bis appearance, He was tall, elegantly formed and dressed and evidently a foreigner. He &et down bis dripping umbrella i» tbe stand, and then, aa be turned, J gained a good view of him. His hair, eyes, mustache and imperial as biaojj as the raven's wing. His teeth were glistening white and his completion as swarthy as a Spaniard's, though J Wfts sure be was not a native of Europe. His gloves, silk bat and attire w§r§ of lashiottftWe make, and» di^ mgn4 of tbe 8ret water glistened op bv searf, Years before J bad spent several weeks in, Calputta, and prompted by a curious wbi«j I saids , « » $8j8h «phft i&laam, Ap tea ra jzay When.iuJnclia," I replied, with a laugh. "If ;.you areifamiliaf with English, let ns confine ourselves to that." "With pleasure,*' he teplied, his accent faultless. "I suppose neatly every language is spoken iii New York, and 1 was delighted to hear my own, but I think I caii make my meaning cleat in your tongue." "I am sure no one could speak it mote correctly. I shall be pleased to serve you, if in my power." "I thank you, sir. You are a dealer in precious stones, 1 observe?" He glanced about tho store as he spoke, and I inclined my head. "I havo something I Would like to show you.'' "I shall be glad to see it." He reached his hand inside his Vest and drew forth one of those small green pasteboard boxes such as are used to hold certain kinds of jewelry, and lifting the lid took from the soft pinkish cotton the most wonderful gem I have ever looked upon. A man who has been in business for 80 years in Maiden lane eees about all there is worth seeing in that line, and during my travels I had beheld some of the great jewels of the world. I may say that had he produced tho Kohinoor itself my amazement would not have been greater. That which I took between my thumb and forefinger at his invitation was a pigeon blood ruby tho size of a small walnut with the husk removed. A pigeon blood ruby, it may not be known, is more valuable than the same number of carats in the form of a pure diamond. "What do you think of that, sir?" asked the man, enjoying my astonishment. "If (that is genuine," I replied, holding it oinder the glare . of the electric light, "-and it seems to be, it is worth a kingdom." '' You >are an expert. I leave it with you to decide whether it is a ruby or imitation, " "Wait, please, till I get my glass." I made this excuse to. walk to the back office, where Wittuer was smoking. I stooped over the table, so as to bring our .heads close together, and whispered:: "Follow ithat man and learn what you can about him.'' I was gone but a moment. When I returned, .tJievcaller was leaning one el- K Uprising. Had yott 1jee6 iti Ctfwnpf, flay, in July, ISSt"— He completed the sentence With & \ shrtig and shudde*. "I understand. Well?" "You are nwnrethat the British government offered a reward of a lac of tupces for his capture, but never cap- tared him?" "I have heard that." ''Do ycu know what became of him?" "No one knows of a certainty. It Was reported that he and a few of his followers took refuge in the Himalayas and theie perished." "That report is true. Two of his spies returned. I saw and conversed with one of them. When Nana fled, he took With him the most valuable ruby id all India." "I have heard that also, but What bearing has that upon our business?" "The ruby which you hold in your hand is tho one which Naua Sahib took with him in his last flight." "Follow that man and learn what you bow on the glass case, Ms attitude an easy and graceful one, patiently awaiting my verdict. The scrutiny under the magnifying glass seemed to confirm my first impression, and my wonder grew. "I would like to examine it by daylight—that is, if the sun will ever shine again," I remarked as a gust of wind blew the rain spitefully against the windows"With your permission I will leave it with you a few days." At this moment Wittner came from the inner office and passed through the door. "Good night, Mr, Brown," be said carelessly as he buttoned his mackintosh about him, "I must go home. Will see you next week." I nodded to him and noticed the quick, searching glance he gave the man, who did not seem to be aware of his presence. "May I inquire where-tbis gem came from?"! asked as the door qlosed behind my friend, "Certainly^from the Himalayas, in northern India," "It is yours?" "Pardon me. It would hardly be in :tny possession if it were wot." "Why do you bring it to me?" "Perhaps you may And me a custom- Br," '"Then you wish me to sell it foy. you, for it is too valuable for me to buy," , "That is the view I took of it." "But, begging pardon, it strikes me as strange that you should have, brought this ruby to Ameriga when in, kondon, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris or anyone Qf a doz.e« cities in Europe you would have been wore lifeely to find ft.pur- the dlniag moms of vm Wtby, M tt«w«i . to you, honorable gjy, HOW }* yqw temper today?" . Tb.§ b}a,Qfe -eyes- flashed, tt»P yvfol$9 twtb RbQ^sd feefatoa toe jetty wwtaate aod of rionft just BQW are pop? sad, can- a oji afford nay p^Qe, J pjeju^e, yq^ are jRQisewbatlflJwiUar wife. lha tetory of fta mtitor m Mia ia m ' am *' CHAPTER II. My caller rightly interpreted tho expression on my face. "It is a strange story, but I tell you' the truth. Nana did not flee until the year after tho Oawiipur massacre, and it was 23 years later that 1 met one of the spies who Was with him. He was an old man, living in the sacred city of Benares, on tho Ganges. Ho Was at the point of death when I helped—being a physician—to bring him back to life. He told me tho story and volunteered to show mo the path to tho spot where his master died. But though he led the way to the neighborhood he either could not or would not take me to the place. Wo returned from our bootless errand, and he died a few years later. His secret was buried with him." Tho speaker paused and changed his lolling attitude. Noting my interest, he resumed: "I knew that when N'aua Sahib entered those jungles the great ruby was in his turban, and if the spot could be found where ho died there would be found the gem which I have brought to you. Five years ago I went back with a single companion, a native like myself of the country.'' He paused long enough for me to remark: "Then SO years must have passed since the death of Nana." "Fully that, and not a vestige of his rags or bones was left. How could I hope to discover the gem? There was no reason to believe I would, but all such great finds, as you know, are the result of chance. I knew where to look for it, and I kept up the hunt for weeks until stricken with fever and so emaciated that I coukl barely stand. My companion did not fall ill, and my spirit enabled me to search oven when my brain was burning with delirium. "One night when the moon was shining bright and I was gioping over the spot where I had at last tumbled down, unable to walk, I reached out my hand and clutched the ruby of Naua Sahib." The speaker was now greatly excited and would have said no more had I not asked him to finish his story. ' 'I do not remember clearly what took place until I reached Bareilly. I was ill most of the time. My" companion tried to take the ruby from me, but did not succeed. When I returned to my friends, I came alone." No need of more particulars on that point. I could picture the fearful struggle between those two men for the possession of a jewel worth a prince's ransom. Tho presence of this man before me showed who was conqueror. Who knows that it was not his companion that made the find? Who can say what the nature of that struggle was? Was there a conflict at all? Was not this man now in my presence a murderer? But why speculate? He was the only living witness, and no one could unseal his lips. "Pardon my agitation," he said, rapidly regaining his self poise, "but you can comprehend the reason. I have given you the true story of Nana Sahib's ruby. I bring it to you, hoping that among your many millionaires in this city you may find a purchaser for me. True, the ruby is valuable, but of itself it is neither meat nor drink, and what good can it bring me? I cannot afford to keep it. There are those who can. Find me one of them, and your fee shall be a liberal one." ... "You have not seta price, provided I find a customer, which is exceedingly doubtful." "What do you esteem it worth?" "I must decline to say, When you pass a certain point with the diamond or ruby, there is no rule by which its value can be determined. ,It is purely fancy," "If you wish mo to name my price, I will say $50, ooo." I was astonished again, and an uneasy suspicion took possession of me, a suspicion which I could not define- Bnt I felt there was something uncanny and unnatural about the whole business. The price be had set was barely one- tenth of the ruby's real value. I believed more than one crowned person in Eu* pope would pay at least $250,000 to become jts owner, Tbe thought that such a bargain was probable half de* gided me to make the purchase myself, "I read your surprise," be said, with tba$ winning courtesy which bad iw* pressed m fl at the opening of our inter' view* "I fe»<w that it is worth a great dea.1 wore than that, but the e\jm I uajne jg one whioh few people will pay fop a luxury of that sort. It is enough for we, When shall J oall?" : 'Suppose you say toward the §n,d of t tbe weeJiE,' I will give you a receipt." • "JJ i? not necessary. Your reputation, ' gB'ajra,Htee that wy property is safe. doot int& ttie daffen'esi alfct *ain. I/eft &ion*e with my distufbing tfi'Oiigbi and tfae wonderful stone, 1 now subjected it to the most minute examination possible. And as ono claiming to bo an expert 1 must say something about the ruby, one of the aristocrats of the mineral kingdom. The finest rubies in the world come from the mines of Burma, although they are found in many other parts of the world, and even in our own country, where their quality cannot be compared with those of Burma and the specimens of India proper. The genuine ruby is pure, limpid, fiery red corundum, Which is crystallized oxide of aluminium, and forms the basis of nearly every gem, excepting the diamond, Which We value for hardness, brilliancy and color. A crystal of pure red corundum is a ruby, of the blue variety a sapphire, of the green an emerald, and so on. The structure of the ruby is as extraordinary as that which determines its color. It is found in crystals of an endless variety of shapes, but all hav- He kept him under his eye. ing a peculiar tendency to the growth known to crystallogrnphers as "twinning." By testing crystals of corundum with polarized light tho structure is found to be remarkably complex, and under the microscope its exterior face is covered with a strange network of sculpture indicative of molecular changes. The most striking fact about the corundum crystal is that it is nearly always found to have inolosefd and surrounded some foreign body or other, which lies imprisoned in it. More striking still is the fact that these included foreign bodies lie generally disposed of in planes, meeting each other at an angle of 60 degrees, the result being to produce the phenomenon of asterism, •which is the term given to the white star of light observable in certain jewels out with rounded surface. Quite frequently the imprisoned body is a minute bubble of gas or drop of liquid, containing sometimes little crystals of its own. This fluid delicate scientific tests have proved to be liquid carbonic acid gas reduced to that condition by .immense pressure. Rubies change their, color in a remarkable -way under the action of heat. 'Bluish ones J .tnrn perfectly green,,and •on cooling regain their original tint'." The blue sapphire turns white, and the yellow corundum crystal becomes green. I might mention other singular properties of this gem, but obviously it would be out of place here. Let me say that on the following day, during which the sun shone most of tho time, I subjected the ruby left with me to every possible test, and that it passed triumphantly through all. No problem in geometry was ever demonstrated more clearly than that this enormous gem was the equal of any similar one, as respects purity and brilliancy, found anywhere in the world. That being th'e case, its value could be measured only by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Meanwhile my friend Wittner had called with his report. He had lingered in the rain and darkness on the other side of Maiden lane on the night of the man's first visit with the gem and kept him under his eye until he reached the Astor House, where he was staying for the time. "He may be an East Indian," remarked Wittner,"but if his right name is on the register of the hotel it is no more Hindoostanee than yours or mine, for it is plain Darius 0. Howard, and he hails from London. Look out for him." CHAPTER III. Having established the genuineness of the great ruby/another duty was before me—the finding of a purchaser. The conviction that there was something wrong behind the whole business—that, in other words, Darius 0, Howard was one of those brilliant criminals who are continually pitting their, brains against tbe law and generally winning—was fixed in my mind. It was incredible that he should have brought such a priceless gem thousands of miles across land and ocean, passing by more inviting markets on the road, and then pla°' ed it in my hands at an absurdly low price. He must have bad some all powerful reason for- this extraordinary step. There was no ground for fearing that I could become implicated in tbe dark work, ^Ybat I bad done was wholly ' regular, and my standing could not be . imperiled > by anything that' be or any one else could do, , I gaye, up the idea of negotiating tbe sale through some, of our 1 correspond' ents in Europe, not that I feared I not secure a princely price, but tbe. annoying complications that wer^e gur^ tp. follow. w tan tffftft t» f&Bl ,„. who is ftgUMftl! S$ W6 mtve H tfarffts 0. flowfiftt frM Wft&6 has told yoti atl ifitefestibg* skiff of rfo^f ; be found it on the spot where tee i«fij • lamented fraua Sahib crossed the gfeai div-de, and^well, that is all we kfioW about it." "But we know that What he says is untrue.'' "We know nothing of the kind. We Simply know nothing." " What is your theory?" Wittner shook his head, with a significant grin. "No, you don't. I have given up tho business of dealing in theories, i haven't been very successful. My last theory required the murder of that merchant in the tenderloin district. Tho whole thing was perfect, but in the end a flaw appeared. The merchant Was unfeeling enough to come back from Europe and prove he hadn't been murdered at all. No, Brown, there isn't any satisfaction in the theorizing business. Take my advice and keep out of it. Gaboriau's detectives who could spin facts and theories down to the millionth of a hair never lived. The only man Who could strike a true theory in this business was Sherlock Holmes, and now ho has been killed—an unpardonable crime oil the part of the gifted Doylo. So, as 1 said, let's keep out of tho whole thing." "But a man can't help thinking." "True, but let him strike out and try to get hold of the truth. Tho mystery ia before him. Solvo that if he can, and let theories alone." "You go to tho other extreme. What is the harm of speculating when you do not allow yourself to bo misled by your speculations." "You cannot help it. For instance, you have formed the belief that Mr. Howard has lied to you about the ruby; that it was not tho gem which Naua Sahib carried in his turban with him to the Himalayas." "No; I don't believe it, nor do you"— "Never mind about mo, but Mr. Howard may have told you tho truth. I suspect that that ruby is what ho _ declares it to be. It seems to me that if it was not a great deal more would bo known about it, but his story explains the. fact that you, and, BO far as you know, less than half a dozen persons are aware of its presence among civilized people. My advice is to sell tho thing, if you can find a buyer, explaining the circumstances, of course, and then wash your hands of the business. Have you any purchaser in view?" "Yes; Geoffrey Sandhusen. He has more money than he knows what to do with and is a connoisseur in precious stones. You remember that it was he who bought the Darak diamond of ma last year and that famous black diamond from Kimberley a couple of years ago." Wittuer nodded his head. "An old friend of mine. I've done some work for him. Did- ho ever tell you how he lost the black diamond and I succeeded in recovering it?" "Never heard the story." "I may tell you some time; can't now. Is he at home?" "No; his family have not returned from Europe. He's staying at the Windsor. I'll take the ruby up there this afternoon.-"-• -•=-—- . ^.___ Wittner left a few minutes later,.and I was sitting in my office reading a daily paper when a lady entered tho store and asked to look at some diamonds. I remained in my seat, leaving the clerks to wait upon her, when I heard her ask: "Let me see the finest rubies you have." ' Tho words, as well as the slightly foreign accent, caught my attention, and laying down my paper I strolled into the store. As I did so my gaze fell upon the most beautiful woman I have ever beheld. She was elegantly dressed, was perhaps 80 years old (though I am aware that I may be far out of the way in that guess) and instantly recalled the visitor with the great ruby. Like him, her eyes and hair were of the .deepest black and her complexion olive. But the nose, slightly aquiline, just enough to give character to her countenance, the matchless teeth, displayed as she talked, the perfect contour of the face, eyebrows, forehead and the tout ensemble were her own and in their way were exquisitely perfect. My age and experience are my safeguard against the fascinations of the other sex, but I am sure no man could look upon such matchless loveliness without being impressed. I admired her as I admire a masterpiece of Rubens, Vandyke'or Angelo. It was a feast for the eyes too rare to be neglected, Hamilton, the clerk, was a sensible fellow, and when he saw mo coming forward he resigned bis place behind tbe case, with tbe remark: HE TAUGHT HER A One Wife WW Not Ag^ln TjFouWe A»ybo4y For » Spool pf Silk. One summer the wife of a well known North Sider went to onp of tbe resorts. At the end of a week she found tbat bej: black silk had given out, so she. wrote bep husband to "flnd a spool of it in, the low er drawer of tbe bureau" ,«?d send its 9». The dutiful husband spent; three s. hours QH a hot day before bo found missing spool, ' ,_,,„.. Of course it was ppt where bis wlf&J said it was, After be bad changed saturated linen the man went down sent the spool by registered wall to wife, That night it etwfc b to . as tbat she should put Ww to ftU trouble, and bt resolved, to $$& He thought that t wi$h a toys -fa -> C'v &! jje bad i»ad e M s report 'of wbafc had leaded abPU* »y caller, "sod. ar§ tbat yoawiU be fwrtfal* ' „ , ,_ prefer that you should J»oWi »» ttm $bs tenth' tiro at with, a tot BO wow were i»»»p>j,§4 «rtfai ' op.oaty' a wfl vft twft

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