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A STORY* » CON AN DOYL& MTERNAflONAL • "' CHAPTER VIII* SHADOWS BEFORE. B.S, Westmacott'a great meeting for the enfranchisement of Woman had passed over, and It had been a triumphant success. •All the maids and .matrons of the southern suburbs had rallied at her summons, there was „ an influential plat- torn' with Dr. Balthazar Walker In the chair, and Admiral Hay Denver among his more prominent supporters. One •benighted male had come In from the outside darkness and had jeered from the further end of the hall, but he had been called to order by the chair, petrified by indignant glances from the un- enfranchised around him, and finally escorted to-the door by Charles West- macott, Fiery "resolutions were passed, to be forwarded to a large number of leading statesmen, and the meeting "broke up with the conviction that a' ; shrewd blow had been struck for the cause of woman. But there was one woman at least to whom the meeting and all that was connected with iMiad brought anything but pleasure. Clara Walker watched with a heavy heart the friendship and close Jntimacy which had sprung up between her father and the widow. From week to week It had increased Until no day ever,, passed; without their being together. The coming meeting had been ' the excuse for these continual Interviews, but now the meeting was over, and still the Doctor would refer every point which rose to the judgment of his neighbor. He would talk, too, to his two daughters of her strength of character, her decisive mind, and of the necessity of their cultivating her acquaintance and following her example, until at last It had become his most common topic of conversation. All this might have passed as merely the.natural pleasure'which an elderly man might take in the society of an Intelligent and handsome woman, but there were other points which seemed to Clara to give it a deeper meaning. She could not forget that when Charles Westmacott had spoken to her one night he had alluded to the possibility of his aunt marrying again. He must have known or noticed something before he could speak upon .such a subject. And then again Mrs. Westmacott had herself said that she hoped to change her style of living shortly and take over completely new duties. What could that mean except that she expect, ed to marry? And whom? She seemed to soe jfew friends outside their own little circle. She must have alluded to her father. It was a hateful thought, and 'yet it must be faced. One evening the Doctor had been rather late at his neighbor's, He used to go into the after dinner, "but now he turned more frequently in the other direction. When he returned Clara was sitting alone in the drawing room reading a, magazine. She sprang Up as, he entered, pushed forward his chair', and ran to fetch his slippers. •"You are looking a little pale, dear," he remarked. "Oh, no, papa, I am very well." "All well with Harold?" "Yes, His partner, Mr. Peahson, is Still away, and he is doing all the work." " "Well done. He is sure to succeed. TVhere is Ida?" "In her room, I think." "She was with Charles Westmacott l.on the lawn not very long ago, He proems very fond of her. He is not very /•bright, ,but I think be will make her a f-^ood husband." "I am sure of it, papa. He is very (irmly and reliable." "Yes, I should think that he Is not the gprt of man who goes wrong, There is nothing hidden about him. As to his 'tightness, it really does not matter, 'for his aunt, MCS, Westmacott,-is ve.ry • rich, much richer than you would think from her style of Jiving, and she has jnade him a handsome provision," "J am glad of that." "It SB between ourselves. I am her trustee, and so I Know something of her Arrangements, And when are you going to marry, Clara?" "Oh, papa, not for some time'yet. We liave not thought of * date," • "Well, reajly, I don'? know that t»,-»e 4s any reason for dejay. He has a com- Pf-V>nc« und it Increases yearly, As long $s you are quite certain that your mind js made up- — " "Oft, papa!" "Well, then, I really 4o not Know. why there should be any delay. And Ida, too, must be. marred within the next fejv months. ?low, what I want to know ,|s'wh,at I am to do when my two little •companions, run. away from, me," He •spoKe lightly,, but W* eyes were 4? he. lopHefl questioning at "No, ho. That Is out of the uuestloh. Mrs. Westmacott herself Says that a Woman's first duty IS to marry, Marriage, however, should be att ecjual partnership, as she points out* 1 should Wish yoU both to marry, but still 1 should like a suggestion from you, Clara, as to what I should do. 1 ' "But there is no hurry, papa. Let us wait. 1 do not intend to marry yet." Doctor Walker looked disappointed. "Well, Clara, if you can suggest nothing, 1 suppose that 1 must take the initiative myself," said he. "Then what do you propose, papa?" She braced herself as one who sees the blow which is about to fall. He looked at her and hesitated, "How like your poor dear mother you are, Clara!" he cried. "As I looked at you then it was as if she had come back from the grave." He stooped toward her and kissed her. "There, run away to your sister, my dear, and do not trouble yourself about me. Nothing is settled yet, but you will find that all will come right." Clara went upstairs sad at heart, for she was sure now that what she had feared was indeed about to come to pass, and that her father was going to take Mrs. Westmacott to be his wife. In her pure and earnest mind her mother's memory was enshrined as that of a saint, ».nd the thought that any one should take her place seemed a terrible desecration. Even worse, however, did this marriage appear when looked at from the point of view of her father's future, The widow might fascinate him by her knowledge of the world, her dash, her strength, her unconvention- allty—all these qualities Clara was willing to allow her—but she was convinced that she would be unendurable as a life companion. She had come to an age when habits are not lightly to be changed, nor was she a woman who was at all likely to attempt to change them. How would a sensitive man like her father stand the constant strain of such a wife, a woman who was all decision, with no softness, and nothing soothing in her nature?. It passed as a mere eccentricity when they heard of her stout drinking, her cigarette smoking, her occasional whlfs at a long clay pipe, her horsewhipping of a drunken servant, and her companionship with the snake Eliza, whom she was in the habit of bearing about In her pocket. All this would become unendurable to her father when his first Infatuation was past. For his own sake, then, as well as for her mother's memory, this match must be prevented. And yet how powerless she was to,prevent it! What could she do? Could Harold aid her? Perhaps. Or Ida? At least she would tell her sister and see what she could suggest. Ida was in her boudoir, a tiny little tapestried room, as neat and dainty as herself, with low walls hung with Imari plaques and with pretty little Swiss brackets bearing blue Kaga ware, or. the pure white Coalport china. In a low chair, beneath a red-shaded standing lamp, sat Ida, in a diaphanous evening dress of mousseline de sole, the ruddy light tinging her sweet, child-like face, and glowing on her golden curls. She sprang up as her sister entered, And threw her arms around her. "Dear old Clara! Come and sit down here beside me. I have not had a chat for days. But, oh, what a troubled face! What is it then?" She put up her forefinger and smoothed her sister's brow with H. Clara-pulled up a stool, and sitting down beside her sister, passed her arm 'round her waist, "I am so .sorry to trouble you, dear Ida," she said. "But I do not know what to do." "There's nothing the matter with Harold?" "Oh, no, Ida." "Nor with my Charles?" "No, no." Ida gave a sigh of relief. "You quite frightened me, dear," said she: "You can't think how solemn you look. What is it, then?" "I believe that papa intends to ask Mrs. Westmacott to marry him." Ida burst out laughing. "What can 'have put such a notion into your head, Clara?" "It is only too true, Ida. I suspected it before, and he himself almost told me as much with his own lips to-night, I don't think that It is a laughing matter," "Really, I could not help it. If you hod told me that those two dear old ladies opposite, the Misses Williams, were both engaged, you would not haye surprised me more, It Is really too funny." "Funny, Ida! Think of anyone talc- ing the place of dear mother." But her- sister was of a more praotl* cal and less sentimental nature. "X am sure," said she, "that dear mother Sftdl Sa m&tty that Clara fcftd foifet fiet WBttbies aftd to join In it, f tt IS b&autlfui!" &fe,gflipe4 41 "Pout papa! What & tithe he" will have! 8tfi it's ail for hid owft gowd, he \i6ed to say wheft we had to be punished when we were little. ,t>h, Clara, 1 do hope yoUr heart won't fall you." "1 would do anything to save hlfft* deaf." "f hat's it. You must steel yourself by that thought." "But what Is yoUr plan?" "Oh, 1 am so proud of it. We will tire him forever of the widow, and of all emancipated wohieft. Let me see, what are Mrs. Westmacott's Ideas? You haVe listened to her more than 1. Women Should attend less to household duties. That IS ofte, is It not?" "Yes, If they feel they have capablU Itles for higher things. Then she thlhks that every woman who has leisure should take up the study of some branch of science, and that, as far as possible, every woman should qualify herself for some trade or profession, choosing for preference those which have been hitherto monopolized by men. To enter the others would only be to Intensify the present competition." "Quite so. That Is glorious!" Her blue eyes Were dancing With ^mischief, and she clapped her hands in her delight. "What else? She thinks that whatever a man can do a woman should be allowed to do also—does she not?". "She says so." "And about dress? The short skirt, and the divided skirt are what she believes in?" "Yes." "We must get In some cloth." "Why?" "We must make .ourselves a dress each. A brand-new, enfranchise, emancipated, dress, dear. Don't you see my plan? We shall act up to all Mrs. Westmacott's views In every respect, and improve them when we can. Then papa will know what it IS to live with a woman who claims all her rights. Oh, Clara, it will be splendid." Her milder sister sat speechless before so daring a scheme. "But it would be wrong, Ida!' she cried at last. "Not a bit. It Is to save Sim." "I should not dare." "Oh, yes, you would. Harold will help. Besides, what other plan have you?" "I have none." •/ "Then you must take mine." "Yes, perhaps you are right. Well, we do It for a good motive." "You will do It?" "I do not see any other, way." "You dear, good Clara! Now I will show you what you are to do. We must not begin too suddenly. It might ox cite suspicion." ' « "What would you do, then?" "To-morrow we must go to Mrs. Westmacott, and sit at her feet ani? learn all her views." "What hypocrites we shall feel!" "We shall be her newest and most enthusiastic converts. Oh, it will be such fun, Clara! Then we shall make our plans and send for what we want .and begin our new life." "I do hope that we shall not have to keep it up long. It seems so cruel to dear papa." "Cruel! To save him!" "I wish I was sure that we were doing right. And yet what else can we do Well, then, Ida, the die Is cast, and w< will call upon Mrs. Westmacott to morrow," '" . it*** f dri Many ftfa Make fetct^ Mftft ttfetp fftjr Publl* bftbt. tie eds money, and ifl ot 4 der to help* rates it one of her reformers social has taught.forward a scheme t& tax bachelors, The budget for 1896 has, with the greatest difficulty, been arranged, a n d here seems but little likelihood of that >f 1896 being properly balanced, oif of an equilibrium being established by the Rtbot ministry, so that the financial condition of the country is causing alarm, not only to those who have the reins of the government In hand, but to all parties. Patriots are ransacking their brains lor new devices by which the empty offers of the state may be replenished. Among recent lucubrations which'have been taken Into serious consideration by the minister of finance are the taxes Wedfitssda? wets taken out o! the snifiplag «ft&ef and htihtf tip, says & WStefto-frfi (& ttJ paper. Sdfiie llttlfe time afterwards & lady was Iddkifif .them ete* &fid" di§» covered & snik« cdiled afdtifid itti Start, of dn<§ of the bUftcheS Ifl BtMh ft W Ss t6 be entirely ddneeafed by thi d'tef- hanging fftilt. Shi w&8 gfeatl^ led and called the-attention ef Mr, tet, the clerk, to the fact that & finake was there,- attd hii immediately got a pitch fork aHd proceeded to investigate further. At the first jab of the fork tha snake ran a hasty survey of Its suf- reundings, seeBiing to be somewhat If* Htated at hating been disturbed. Mf» Kean, whd was" standing neat 1 , hit it oii the head with ft stock he happened t6 have in his hand and partially stunned it, and it was afterwards dispatched without ceremony. It measured 3 feet and 1 Inch in length,-Its colof a brownish yellow, with irregular spots of a darker hue on its back and sides, tt Is not known definitely what species of snake it is, but that it came from the tropics and Is of a venomous character there Is no doubt. It is claimed by some that It is a spotted adder, but we have not yet met any one competent to vouch for Its identity. It is on exhibition In Duff- Mitfe Vats «f the tf, fl&if . Ifts of -the 1 fdreiS bi'grild afld «tvf |W resented by ftolwell & H»«« ftfefi" Harvey, fesbedtivm t6ok , Jrfft arey, esev , tei-day aftefrtttoft at th4 liilnblg'etab»jMf4 " (TO HE CONTINUED,) A B1C BATTLE WITH RATS. paps, you shjiJ! not be tt >iill be -years before HaroJ$ and I £jjjnk/Qf marrying, an£ when we do. you opxne ana <Wn,9, <1W- I ' sstet you, eay, t»Ut I thing at ^ith tb^t yW jnean, bftye $een some* tJ»a.J would like papa to do whatever would make him most happy. We shall both be away, and why shouia papa not please himself?" "But think how unhappy he will be. You know how quiet he his in his ways, and how even a little thing Will upset him. How could he live with a wlfa who would make his whole life a series of surprises? Fancy what a whirlwind she must be in a house. A man at his age cannot change his ways. I am sure he would be miserable." Ida's face grew grayer, and .she pony dered ovevthe matter h £or a few minutes. "I really' think that you are right as us\jai, M said she at last. *'} admlve' Th«y Swa'riu Over Walter Carter ami He Kills 103 of Them, Walter Carter of Camden, N. J,,won a hard-earned victory over an army ot rats the other morning. When the battle was finished and he counted the heap of his fallen enemies he found 102 of them. Carter Is a member of the firm of Roberts & Carter, provision dealers. For a long time the firm has suffered serious damage from the depredations of rats. It was Mr. Carter's habit to open the store in the morning, and he invariably heard a great scam\ perlng over the place as he entered. He concluded at last to have it out with the little beasts, and began an Investigation to find their rendezvous. As he opened the door of a small brick smokehouse in the rear of the store, how little used, he saw at least a doaen rats run into holes in the floor and walls. They quickly recovered from their fright, however, and soon emerged and glared viciously at him out of-their little black eyes. Carter went out and got a short thick club and a lantern, and then re-entered the smokehouse. This time he closed the door behind him, 'The dim light of the lantern served to dasse the rats, and Carter had no difficulty In killing three big fellows. As they gave vent to dying squeaks scores of other rats emerged from the holes and swarmed around the young man on all sides, The rats leaped at his hands and face and crawled over his feet, all the while keeping UP a horrible din ot squealing. One after another of the soft, ugly things struck him as he stood dealing blows right and left. Still their numbers mul- tipl'ed, and the fighter began to fear that the rats would get the better of him. He had been bitten several times on the hands, but had managed to keep the rats from hjs head and face. Thus the fight kept up for fujly fifteen minutes, and Carter was growing weary At last, however, he felt that the numbers of the rats were gradually thinning out. and he had less trouble In keeping them off him. When no more rats ap* peared Cartei\got out Into the open air and gathered himself together. In a few minutes he recovered, and, piling up the dead rats, found that he had killed 103 of them,—Camden Correspondence Nevy T.Qi'k Sun. on noblemen, a heavier tax on alcohol, and, finally, the project of taxation on jachelors. A World correspondent has had an Interview with the originator of the latter system of taxation, which appears to have been his hobby for the past thirty years. M. Decrolx, founder of the league against the abuse of tobacco, has forwarded his petition to the Chamber of Deputies, where he hopes it will be examined before long. Said he: "The idea of taxing bachelors is an old one with me. Although my latest petition is only half forwarded to Parliament, I have been thinking the matter over for the past thirty years. This Is how it came about. I was a veterinary surgeon at the time, in a regiment of chasseurs, In Africa. I noticed that the chief of a squadron in my regiment, a married man with a family, had the greatest difficulty In making both ends meet. On the other hand, his colleagues of the same grade, receiving the same pay, with no private income, were leading a most agreeable life. "It was from the observations of these two men that I derived my Idea of imposing a tax on bachelors. I expressed the opinion that the difference between the lives of two officers of the same rank should he lessened. Ever since I have conducted in France a campaign In favor of a tax on bachelors, In the same way, but not with such good results so far as I have achieved In the campaign against the abuse of tobacco," "My first petition was forwarded to the Legislative Assembly' in 1862 and met with a very indifferent reception. Three years latsr a prefect of police encouraged me to continue my efforts, so I persevered with my petitions. And although people say that within the past thirty years times have changed considerably from an economic point of view, my principal argument in the sixties was precisely the same as it is In the nineties. , "I tried to make clear to the representatives of the people that, at an epoch when everybody is, pinched by. the want of relative luxury, bachelors enjoy a veritable privilege, They pay less taxes than the poorer classes. Consequently .they have more money at heir disposal for all kinds of dlssipa- lon, which is more Injurious than use- !ul to society at large. In my opinion, there is no excuse for a bachelor when ie has attained the age of thirty-five years. From that period of his life un- l his death, unless he should marry, propose'that he should pay an additional 10 per cent of the amount of his ordinary taxes. "This would be far from making things equal, but it would be a step in ;he right direction. Of course, officers of the army, sailors and the clergy would be exempt from this bachelor taxation." ner Bros.' window, being In a glass jar filled With alcohol, and attracts a great deal of attention. Mr. Forter certainly had a narrow escape from being bitten, as in taking out the bunches and hanging them up he is certain he must have touched it with his hands without knowing It. He is quite certain on one point, however, that hereafter bananas will be handled in that store with gloves. y$ A STRANGE FAMILY. and A Hoii Adopts a letter of Pups Koeps Chnrgo of Them. A hen with a family of ducks is not an uncommon sight, but a hen with a family of pups is a.sight rarely witnessed. Such a sight, however, can be seen any day. at the farm of John Leyda, Marion Township, a few miles east of Beaver Dam, Pa. Three weeks ago a Scotch collie dog belonging to Mr. Leyda gave birth to a litter of seven pups. During the day the dog left the barn and her family and went to the house for something to eat: In the barn near the pups was an old hen on a nest full of eggs. During the absence of the mother dog the pups began to whine.'. Straightway the old hen left her nest, went to the pups, and began gathering them under her ample wings as well as she was able, and soon clucked them to sleep! When the collie returned she made no'objection to the arrangement, but laid down with them, and from that day to this the olej hen. has had charge of the little ani- mals.—Plttsburg Dispatch. Charlie's aunt very much, you and J think ?he is a very, useful and gpod personj but I- don't tWnte she would do. as a wife/, for poor, '' . "B,ut he wUl certainly 'ask her, and I , really jthj,nfc that she intends to accept Then It would b,e too }a,te to/J few -days A certain welUfenovyn Iftdy recently took possession of a ,n.ew villa, in » popular metropolitan suburb, ,gayi p Lortdon exchange, f o her dismay pht fQWnJ that the w&Ns* gi&egerlng un^ev the-'weight of the paper ,op them,, refused.' ta support any pjotu.res or p,th.ep adornments &n<J that Stie ha<} £9 s.tudy if n~Qt "a "concrete" social prpbjeni, 'rate a ''raovtav", domestic firtpi e sfte wrote td the )aRd|,(a-4 if s.ise, S«y Nothing but Saw Wood. A sensation was created in Jersey City Monday night by the,performance of several young women of the South Bergen Reformed church, who engaged in a wood-sawing contest.for a handsome prize, .and incidentally to get money for the church, 'The contest occurred at a church fair in two large tents. Logs of equal circumference were selected and arranged on sawhorses, which were gayly decorated. Bach contestant at a signal placed her knee against the log, in true backwoods style, and began to saw, • PLEASANTRIES. One Question KlfUtly Answered. The spirits came to grief at a peance given by Mrs. Ada Foye, .in Chicago, the other night, Mrs. Foye asked her audience to write the names , of tho spirits wanted on a sheet of paper. Mr. wrote the name of bis grandmother on his slip, She was a Hungarian, who died twenty years ago. Upon being told that he could ask ft question either mentally or loud, be chose the first method, and when .the spirit answered "yes," Mr, Krausz was rude enough to laugh. He explained that be had asked: "Is th)s here a fr&ud?" The medium was confused, and hastened to explain sometimes her own spirit answered a question before the rjgnt spirit wa? consulted, Tbte aid, not mend matters, and amid ft war pj laughter the up. Scientists say that "plenty of sleep is conducive to beauty." "That's so; even a tall hat looks worn when it loses its nap." Bell Boy— The man in 44 is a congressman. Clerk— How do you know? Bell Boy— He ordered a glass of seltzer and a syphon of whisky, "Blessed if I an't a regular Trilby," muttered the man In the crowd after being stepped on half a dozen times; "everybody gets on to my feet." "My old aunt has sent me a jar of brandy cherries," said a toper to a Harvey begaH by" feaylngi \ "As 1 the Is the cefttef of th§ solar £„„„ _ . Eftgland the tester >olSthe c6«mfef6lal; solftf, System 'tft-day< ' Biit'tind coinage of*silver and gold tha States Would be the cefltef.of th6 ' commercial system." . < * • , £ ,H Mfi Hoi* repeated hid cfitie'fSffia J Harvey's statistical tabtesv&h"d'itt>," fense, Mr, Harvey said that quotation in "Coin tip to Date.;'/ confirmed before printing was-the ... from Mr. Wright, and that in the letter^' editions of the book it did ,hot appe&Kj;.;,! Proceeding to the question ot the/ hour, Mr. Horr stated It as follows]!:" "Can this nation alone establish free' coinage of silver at th'e-'ratio of 16 to i? 11 "Nations by their lawd do not ft* the value of things," said Mr. Horr. "The ratio ot the metals is now wide apart. The ratio of 16 to 1 is a thing of the past. Always relative values have been fixed by the people, not by legislation., The people determine the kind of money •,"• they deslra, and use that. And desire ft. is demand, hence all this talk, about/v fixing by law the ratio between' twb'/ t4 , things is useless, for legislation haB-no' v more to do with it than it has with', compelling water to run up'hill, 1 versing Niagara. Harvey says the is worth too much, and should be duced, because we are all in debt, it should be eaaler to pay those debts. These debts have all been with the gold dollar -as -the To relieve the payment of such a trick of legislation, would be pudiatlon, particularly in cane, of 'debt's'- •*'£ contracted recently. Can > <we benefit *C the people of this republic by 'making,},; the dollar mean about one-half." ksf, much as it means now?" ' ~ ''^! Mr. Harvey read Statistics ''on "the"V use of sliver and gold, and proved ;tha't "4 the demand for gold for ornaments and-'< in the arts very nearly equaled its totalV ; annual production. ' "I-lay down the'^ principle that the more costly either V metal becomes, the greater is the de- *i mand for it among the rich. The,use'- of metal for money increases' its value." r There is not enough gold in the .world, for monetary purposes. 1 ' • , .. '.'', "Who would be benefited by scaling-', down all debts?", asked Mr. Horr, ' "Monarchs used to think that* thejc, could bless a people by. clipping coins.-, ; It took ages of business sense to ,drlve.,* v ' out that notion. Such efforts ( have al- '^ ways ended and will always ( end "jni^'i robbing the people—the common *'peo-,,. Pie." ' ' ' '. '. ( •'*$ "An increased supply of good^money,'''; * silver and gold, has always advanced 1 'civilization," said Mr. Harvey. /'Withy' the demand thrown on silver Its value^ would rapidly advance. If on the" sec, 7''^! ond Tuesday of November,, 1896,, a ,bl~,'°i metallic congress should be elected, you.'. . r would have passed the breakers 'in a,V 1 ' day. Next morning silver would begin -^ to advance and gold to decline, and the^y; metals would come together before the x';,; act was, passed." * , ,v.v £ "Silver legislation would haVe a de- \$ struotive-effect on all credit;" said Mr, ''">*' Horr, "and if tried will.brlng upontthls, ,-, country panic unprecedented. The en-Vs' tire yearly product of silver ,in this..' country, about which so much stir i8u>.i. made, is worth only about' as much as >'" the eggs laid by the hens." - ', ";, Mr, Harvey exhibited a gold dollar, • '£which had been melted down, and told ;bl how the farmer had to raise two bush- •, els of wheat for a drop p? gold. "There ' r ,' is more stability In two metals than in t \ one," said Mr, Harvey, "and the free ' •( use of silver In the United States would. 4 force a parity just as it did'before 1878.'% * Mr, Horr scoffed at the demand for a '" dual standard, "The money of final re-; demption must be worth as muph'j coined as uncoined. Silver has ha'd 'its days as the money of final redemptioV,'?.' Taking 'up International bimetallism,;'^ Mr. Harvey said; "With independent;>'.» action on the part of the UnJte,d,SJ:ates'<f; other nations would follow her example^; She is more powerful tlian > 'England., f -? France, Mexico and South, •Amerlo'fC*,, : would follow at once. It was said 'tljat,.^ 'the way to resume was to resume,', anfl|'j the way to remonetlze is to reroonetl?!e^w We will wait for Internatlonal'blmetai/H, i „ SubftQi TsecUeva Mws* Not Many* The twenty female school teachers appointed a few days ago to te, the West Chester, ?a. ( public the easing year, were wi agrejement »°.t awing th,e year foy,wbieb, were &i>ps4otea, -There 'Is RQ it Js party of friends, "and, though I don't care much for cherries, still I fully appreciate the spirit in which they were tendered," . . "At last, my dear fejlpw!" "What's up?" "You will hardly believe it, I am In love and I am loved in return." "You are perfectly happy, then." "Nearly so—only-^lt, Is not the same girl," "She left the ballroom a few minutes ago, saying 'that she didn't fancy being squeezed In the crowd," "Was Charley with her?" "Yes* and I think that by this time he has found a place where there is no crowd." , * Jones—Did your daughter prove much pf a success as a typewriter? Brown-' pid she? Well, I should say 80, Mar* rjed her first employer befpre B.h,e'f} worked three months, He js worth ??o,000 at the very least, too, Mr. Bupurbs-rrYes, we live only thirty miles out of town. The last girl we had staid-with jw sj# weeks. Servant ka<jy-^CH don't want th* pftw.. §ix, weeHs! Yeg> dpn't get th' change tp. hypnooge me If I knows Hsm from England forever in v valn.; Her leglsialtlon is controlled by'm,OQey',{ ' ' change^ a great Charlie- ' vantage, deal qf late, m/ awn. a«- t9 changers, and they are getting pieces for one under the present Let qs legislate for the people, not the money lender!" In , ploslng, Mr, Horr prsented, • Harvey vlth 'two coins, said he, "to a nation you Admire, One Js silver and the other oppper; latter Is worth one-tenth " silver taei is the,unit there, er is the natural jnoney pf a i ow civilisation- Would,ypu monetary system upon that!of,a s na.ti!pfl' hat'has, ceased to grow? fwfti"~'~'~~~ rought us tp a new and bettej? 'he business of a ppuntry must, n a basis' of honesty, Free oplnags •• liver is repudiation.", ' , -,,, In accepting the, exchange o? Irs Mr, i Haj v vgy-di4fl,np) Horr.'s words against the 'Silver w,a's striioK down Mr, Harvey, "aiift to> them, expjaim.-'we ar$ men.' I beav an enQO.uraKlnff j to 4he aistressea peppie pf the States.' We are flgntlng tie Qf Hfewty tw tap oppression of'the r' Wa§ PiYlUSAtJOR so.

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