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Algona, Iowa
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MOIN1M! AL80KA 1B6W! •til! 'CilLL, \4SSOClA7fONl' k CHAPTER XIII. L>1 i ^^ '"* l HEN* Dr. Walker had departed, the Admiral-packed all< his" possessions back 'Into his sea chest, with the exception i of one little brassbound desk. This he Unlocked, and took from It a dozen or so blue sheets of paper all mottled over with stamps I4nd seals, with -very large V. R.'s ^printed upon the heads of them. He %tled carefully into a small bundle, a'and placing them In the inner pocket of ;' t .3ils coat, he seized his stick and hat. "Oh, John, don't do this rash th*g, 1'crled Mrs. Denver, laying her hands fupon his sleeve. "I have seen so little f«0f you, John. Only, three years since \you left the service. Don't leave me 'again. I know U is weak of me, but I Icannot bear It." 'There's my own brave lass," said lie, smoothing down the grey-shot hair, lived In honor together, mother, F,and, please God, In honor we'll die. No (matter how debts are made, they have to be met, and,what the boy owes !!'we owe. He has not the money, and 'how Is he to find It? He can't..find it. IVWhat then? It becomes my business, 'and there's only one way for It." "But It may not be so very bad, John. |'Had we not best wait until after he Isees these people tomorrow?" fa "They may give him little time, laas. ,'But I'll have a care that I don't go so ffar that I can't put back again. Now, f/mother, there's no use holding me. It's got to be done, and there's no sense In ^shirking it." He detached her fingers , from his sleeve, pushed her gently bacK i Jnto an arm-chair, and hurried from the [V-house. '. : . ;•••'..'•' • In less than half an hour the Admiral '''was whirled Into Victoria StaUoii and found himself am'-l a dense bustling ; throng, who Jostled and pushed in tho -crowded terminus. His errand, : whlch ^had seemed fe'aslbje enough' In'his : own •room, began now to present difficulties , Jn the carrying out, and he puzzled over ;how he should take the first steps, i Amid the stream of business men, each hurrying on his definite way, the old seaman In his grey tweed suit and black soft hat strode slowly along, his head sunk and his brow wrinkled In p»r- plexlty. Suddenly an Idea'occurred to , 'him. He walked back to the railway stall and bought a dally paper. This he turned and tui-ned until a certain column me.t his eye, .when he smoothed it out, and carrying it over to a seat, proceeded to read it at Ills leisure. •And, indeed, *• as a man read that column, It seemed strange to him that i, there should still remain any one In this ,' world of ours who-should be in straits for 'want of money. Here were whole lines of gentlemen who were burdened with a surplus in their Incomes, and who were loudly calling to the poor and needy to come and take it oft their hands. Here was the guileless person who was not a professional moneylender, but who would be glad to correspond, etc. Here, too, was the accommodating individual who advanced sums from ten to ten thousand pounds without expense, security or delay. "The mcmey actually paid over within a few >' hours," ran this fascinating advertise, iment, conjuring up a vision of swift messengers rushing with bags of gold to the- aid of the poor struggler. A third gentleman did ajl business by personal application, advanced money on anything or nothing; the lightest and airiest promise was enough to content h|m'accordin& to his circular, and finally -he never asked for more than five per cent, This struck the Admiral as far ,,the most promising, and his wrinkles '•'relaxed, and his frown softened away /as he gazed at It. He folded up the paper, rose from the seat, and ,,,,f6'un4 himself face to face with Charles =? ; Westmacott, •! ' "Hullo, Admiral!" f lo, Westmacott!" Charles had i been a favorite of the seanpn's, are you doing here?" seemed to him the most promising. "It sounds honest and above board, does It hot? The personal interview looks as If there Were no trickery, and then ho ohe could object to five per cent." "No, It seems fair enough." "It 18 hot pleasant to have to go hat In hand borrowing rnohey, but there are times, as you may find before you are my age, Westmacott, When a man must stow away his pride. But here's their number, and their plate Is on the corner of the door." A narrow entrance Was flanked oh either side by a row of brasses, ranging upwards from the shlpbrokers and the solicitors who occupied the ground floors, through a long succession of West Indian agents, architects, survey* ors, and brokers, to the firm of which they were In quest, A winding stone stair, Well carpeted and railed at first but growing shabbier With every land- Ing, brought them past innumerable doors until, at last, Just under the ground-glass roofing, the names of Smith & Hanbury were to be seen painted In large white letters across a panel, with a laconic invitation to push beneath It. following out the suggestion, the Admiral and his companion found themselves In a dingy apartment, 111 lit from a couple of glazed windows. An Ink-stained table, littered with pens, papers, and almanacs, an American cloth sofa, three chairs of varying patterns, and a much-worn, carpet, constituted all the furniture, save only a very large and obtrusive porcelain spittoon, and a gaudily framed and very tven ift it 'Bo fob ft "ft lo insinuate th&t f 4«i hot ft *eli<-prr served man?" "Well, Adw '. it Is a trytfif lift 4t dSd, Sailers . .lelf yolinger dayl are dogs, aftd . tkelt out of themselves. Theft Whefi thuy grow older they afe still hard at It, and have no chance ot rest or peace. 1 do not think a sailors Hie « good one. 1 ' "I'll tell you what, sir," said the Aa» fnlral hotly. "If you have two pairs of gloves I'll undertake to knock you out under three rouhds. Or I'll race you from here td St. Paul's, and my friend her* will see fair. I'll let you see Whether I'm ah old mail or not." ; "This Is beside the question," said the moriey-lehder with a deprecatory shrug. "The point is that If you died to-morrow where would be the security then?", "I could insure my life, and make the policy over to you.' 1 "1four premiums for such A sum, if any office would have you, which i very much doubt, would come to close on five hundred a year. That Would hardly suit your book. i "Well, sir, what do you Intend to propose?" asked the Admiral. "I might, to accommodate you, work It In another way. I should send for a medical man, and have an opinion upon your life. Then 1 might see what could be done." i "That Is-quite fair. I have no objection to that." I "There Is a very clever doctor In the street here. Proudle is his name. John, go and 'fetch Doctor Proudte." The youth was dispatched upon his .errand,, while Mr. Metaxa sat at his desk, trimming his nails, and shooting out little comments upon the weather. Presently, feet were heard, upon the stairs, the moneylender hurried out, there was a sound of whispering, and he returned with a large, fat, greasy-looking man,, clad In a much worn frock-coat, aftd a very dilapidated top hat, i "Doctor Proudle, gentlemen." said Mr. Metaxa. ' The doctor bowed, smiled, whipped oft his hat', and produced his stethoscope; from Its interior with the air of a conjurer upon the stage. "Which of these gentlemen am I to examine?" he asked, f Olt TttE FAIR HOC, AStt (BOSSM* Foft SfAJB trttf- Attd the fttW- \Voltittftis-CttMf". t>f the vfSfflfff its but ef ttifag the heatt? gffttltflcte dt ft tfc«t • fafittitftte "tf feadm -ewspftpfefs wbisld do well .to this eiamplg of «ttirte"8jF find Qh,' I have been doing a little busl-' ness for my aunt; • But I have never seen you in London before." • "I hate the place. It smothers me. There's not a breath of clean air on this ot (Jreenwioh, But maybe you your way about pretty well in the '"Well, I know something about it. you see J've never Jived very far from it, . I do a good deal of my aunt's business, - "Maybe you know Bread Street?" , t "Jt is out of Cheapside," • MWel} then, how do you steer for H 'f«-om here? TOU make n»e out a course •a.nd. I'll Keep to If." Sfftlth & M ant>yry", financial ' „, way tQ tjie river* to St. somber picture which hung above the fireplace: 'Sitting In front of this picture, and staring gloomily at It, as being the only thing he could stare at, was a smail sallow-faced boy with a. large head, who In'the Intervals of his. art studies munched sedately at an apple. "Is Mr. Smith or Mr. Hanbury In?" asked the Admiral. "There ain't no such people," said the small boy. "But you have the names on the door." "Ah, that Is the name of the firm, you see. It's only a name. It's Mr. Reuben Metaxa that you wants." "Well, then, Is he In?" 'gF' "No, he's not." • "When will he be back?" "Can't tell, I'm. sure. He's gone to lunch. Sometimes he takes one hour, and sometimes two. It'll be two today, • I 'spect, fpr he said he was hungry afore he went." "Then I suppose we had better call again," saUi the Admiral. "Not a bit," cried Charles. "I know how to manage these little Imps. See here, you young varmint, here's a shilling for you. Run off and fetch your master. If you don't bring film here in five minutes I'll'clump you on the side of the head when you get back. - Shoo! Scat!" He charged at the youth, who bolted from the .room and clattered ; madly downstairs. "He'll fetch him," said Charles. "Let us make ourselves at home. This sofa does not feel over and above,safe. It was not meant for fifteen-stone men. But this doesn't look quite the sort of place where one would expect to pick up money," "Just what I was thinking," said the Admiral, looking ruefully about him. "Ah, well! I.have heard that the best furnished offices generally belong to the poorest firms. Let's hope it Is the opposite here. They can't spend much ' on the management , anyhow. That pumpkin-headed boy was the staff, I suppose. Ha, by Jove, that's his voice, and he's got our man, I think!" As he spoke the youth appeared in the doorway with a small, brown, drled- up little chip of a man at his heels, He was clean shaven, and blue-chinned, With bristling black hair, and keen brown eyes which shone out very 'brightly from between pouched under- llds and drooping upper ones. He advanced, glancing keenly from one to the other of his visitors, 'and slowly rubbing together his thin, blue-veined hands. The small boy closed the door behind him, and directly vanished. "I am Mr. Reuben Metaxa," said the moneylender, "Was it about an advance you wished to see me?" "Yes." "For you, I presume?" turning to Charles Westmawtt, "No, for this gentleman." The moneylender looked surprised, "How much did you desire?" "I thought of five thousand pounds," said the Admiral. "And on what security?" "I am a retired admiral of the British navy. You will find my name In the Navy List, There Is my card. I have here my pension papers. I get £850 a year. I thought that perhaps If you were to hold these papers it would be security enough that I should pay you. you could draw my pension, and repay yourselves at the rate, say, of £500 a year, taking your five per cent interest as well," "What Interest?" "Five per cent per annum-" Mr.Metaxa laughed. "Per annum!" he said. "Five per cent a month." "A month! That would be sixty per gent a year." "Precisely." "But that is monstrous," "I don't ask gentlemen to come to me. come qf their own tree will. Those "my term?! and they can take if or blinking from one to the other of them. "Ah, It Is you! Only your waistcoat! You need not undo your collar. Thank you! A full breath! Thank you! Ninetynine! Thank you! Now hold your breath for a moment. Oh, dear, dear, what Is this I hear?" "What Is It then?" asked the Admiral coolly. "Tut! tut! This IS a great pity. Have you had rheumatic fever?" j "Never." "You have had some serious Illness?" "Never." ; "Ah, you are an admiral. You have been abroad, tropics, malaria, ague—I know." j "I have never had a day's illness." I "Not to your knowledge; but you have inhaled unhealthy air, and it has left its effect. You have an organic murmur—slight but distinct." , j "Is It dangerous?" "It might at any time become so. You should not take violent exercise." •• "Oh, Indeed. It would hurt me to run a half mile?" , ! "It would be very dangerous." ' j "And a mile?" j "Would be almost certainly fatal." "Then there Is nothing else the matter?" . '• "No. But if the heart is weak, then everything is weak, and the life Is not a sound one." ; "You see, Admiral," remarked Mr. Metaxa, as the doctor secreted his stethoscope once more in his hat, "my remarks were not entirely uncalled for. I am sorry that the doctor's opinion is not more favorable, but this is a matter of business, and certain obvious precautions must be taken." i "Of course. Then the matter is at an end," ' I "Well, we might even now do business. I am most anxious to be of use to you. How long do you think, doctor,' that this gentleman will in all probability live?" {. "Well, well, It's rather a delicate question to answer," said Mr. Proudle, with a show of embarrassment. .. i "Not a bit, sir. Out with It! I have faced death too often to flinch from it now, though I saw It as near me as you are." • ! (TO BE CONTINUED.) RIVERS OP THE DESERT. tt Is very hard, very Mfit Mfidef afty clrextmstauces, tot a woman to choose ft in-ofessloti In life, foi« the good reft- son that she has to decide between two bundles of hay, one on elthef side of her. If she elects to give tip the Inherited profession of domesticity for another of choice, It tfotitd seem that she should be more thaw sttre of her pectillnr fltuess for public life. And yet, ns the only possible school for Bitch equipment lies In public work, there Is ample reason for perplexity. If we fall we fall, Is not ft motto for women. Though written for a worn* iin's lips, they are mainly words. While manhood takes failure with comparative stolidity and trios a«atn on another tuck, womanhood Is crushed and humiliated. Therefore it Is best that she should choose her world's work wisely. In the selection of a profession there are of course many questions of fitness for a woman to consider, but there Is one universal test which applies equally to all the professions she can enter Into though it seems to be considered least of all In the weighing of pros and cons. The tirst question a woman should ask herself when she thinks of leaving her four Avails iu body or on paper or canvas is tills: "Am I fitted for the struggier' If her answer be only weakness, let her stay where she Is so long aa those walls cun possibly continue to shelter her. For no matter how deep her call- Ing for public or semi-public life, the work she thinks of doing Is, after all, the world's work, and she must take's buffets In Its accomplishment. '....' ... , . ' Repeatedly gifted women who huvo seemed divinely called to one or another profession have failed, and failed utterly and lamentably, simply because they could not grasp the cold fact, that the distinct profession'was n«t all they had to learn. Lack of power to meet the world—to struggle—is J at the root of more failures than Is untltness for the specific work undertaken. How to prepare a bandage Is one 1 thing; the applying it quite another but equally necessary part of n nurse's training.—Harper's Bazar. Urn. Palmer and Hie New "Woman* As Mrs. Palmer, was the fearless pioneer, iu the movement for securing an enlarged , sphere for the employment of woman's capabilities, •- 5ier strictures upon a peculiar type of the new woman are, invested with, more than common. Interest. Speaking to a Times-Herald - correspondent at Bar Harbor, she said: "If I understand what Is meant by the new woman, I do not like her." Mrs. Palmer regrets the fact that the advanced woman movement has brought about such a changed condition in the relations of the sexes that the girls arc now making all the advances. Mrs.'-Palmer finds from personal observation that the new, woman is ex-' pending her mental energies In devising schemes for seeking out the young men and getting In their company. She has been forced to accommodate herself to the tastes of the men. • She arranges all the parties, dances, picnics, drives, boating and tennis expeditions, and the resourceful-young-man nt the summer resorts is put to his wits' ends trying to dodge her. In order to make herself a lit companion for the young men she has taken 'to the bicycle, to tennis, to golf, to boating—she has, In fact, done everything she could in decency to be near the young men. Mrs. Palmer expresses fhe fear that it is only a question of time, if this thing continues, when the women will be compelled to make pro- Weekly, fin the business wbttiftto «thfiot to disregard the conventionalities of 1 dress, She is wisest nnd most farseeing who follows in the wake 6f the present day fashions, avoiding exaggerations or absurdities. Men have small patience with the woman wh« dppartfc from tho conventional dress stftudimts, nof have they- much nd- iulratlon for that other woman who holds nil matters of dress In contempt stntl regards her clothes as n question of covering only, tfhp woman whosp dress Is ueflt, stylish, becoming ftlul suitable to tho tlm« nud plitcc Is tlip woman with whom they like best to deal. Thpy do not want dtnniond earring* to flash in their ears, when dictating to their steuoR- rnphpr, but they resent it ns ftti affront to •• themselves If her dress Is soiled, antiquated in puttoru, Ill-tH* ting and unbecoming. Good clothes may not be essential IO'SUCPPHH, but they are more or loss .an tudo.x to ourselves, and It Is only the woman who Is sttru of her position In evory way who cnn afford to let tlie indc* be misleading. Business women who uro 'depending vpon their own exertions for a comfortable livlthood onu- not afford to be anything but neatly dressed. Uo Women Know. , That if sheets or.table cloths tire wrung by putting the selvage through the wringer the edges will not curl up and they will Iron much more eastty. That organdie and mull gowns must have the sleeves either lined or made In 'some style whose beauty does not depend upon Its bouffant effect. Lining may be dispensed with by forming a sort of cascade from the shoulder to the elbow, which will catch the fullness hero and there and afford,-the- sleeves an opportunity to droop gracefully. That perspiration stains may be removed from the "sleeves of white woolen or ellk dresses by sponging with warm water .in which ammonia has been poured and then with clear water. Press the place before It becomes quite dry. That black silk- may be renovated by sponging with-stale beer, placing between newspapers aud pressing wltli a hot Iron. That light curtains, which have ft vexatloUs/way of flying out of the window or across the room, may be kept iu place by sewing small weights into the hem, h* ''Wfeioh, led. fco, Jt. O/flarJes , toew yttja pQ9»ffe »? etty Ufe s wftys pi ftu?injB8S4 tot. at " ?> esfverj,enee, fait ' ' !^Ti-!«*f*r r *'!MPr?W'-'5*«T»r/ TOflPTJ •**•- 05"^^^ •**• -Si-fTE wss-.fs-pyy ^"tiRsVlWW Wq»-H»W the wttervM sffttatofr. 1 '< u "•„ „. ^ m^WPtom.*** *bt neepl?A'*w ii»f 4$<»Fi ftR* ", f shall } U." The ( m}ra} rojse, anally from Ms pjj^r. "But 1 pne moment eir< Just ?it ar,4 we s,h.all chat the matter over. ryoufs is ft rather unusual c » se ^^4 we m,ay flnft some otbw way of, floing what •you. wish, pf course the security ypu offer Is no security al; a sane man wouia advance five pennies °JB It.-" , „„ »-No sepurity? Why not, ?ir?" . "Yojj might 4* e tomprrow. .90* ftV«WK mjan,, Wh,at age aye you,? ' and. no, Some of the Strange ITftuki They Flay, Now and Then, ! A large contractor is authority for tlie statement that in proportion to the number of streams, there are mpre bridges in arid regions than in any other section of the country. Of course, he only referred to such bridges as span what were formerly or are now the well defined channels of running water. In parts of the southwest creeks and rivers often appear and disappear so quickly that it is not known whence they come nor whither they go. Sometimes a stream vanishes and leaves no signs; sometimes its disappearance is marked by an increase of water in the neigh," boring river; sometimes it cuts for itself a nice channel, but whatever be* comes of it the old bed is usually left perfectly dry. These changes generally take place after » flood and necessitate the' construction of new bridges. One little rivulet in southern California has required the building of five distinct bridges. About two years ago the Southern Pacific railroad lost a stmw caljed the Whitewater river, which had never been known to fan before. Pur* ing the wet season it became an angry, turbulent and destructive flood, but wfeen tke rain ceased, Jt gradually <Jts apeared and left no traces of its course, 4 young explorer was sure thut find the roauth of any , selecting one w^ose putjet wa'8 not fcn,Qwn, h,e Jujgan bii tswr of After riding mawy e Jieat anj s&jjd, hjg U9» -WS9 IP*" ft SlWt til&e attvaotea p? when, Sdenly j^e .r,e^ W"? wtesta^, Ws river, feat not a (Jroe el "Well, 11 be mat tip <jar»e4 ground j^Byft.o^."' 1 ' To Brighten the Silk To brighten up the silk waist which was bought In .the spring and Is now perhaps a trifle worse for wear, there Is nothing more dainty than the plaited plastron of nainsook or lino muslin. Sets consisting of a soft turned 'down collar, cuffs and .a platted or frilled plastron are selling in the shops. If the silk waist is made with a box plait down the front cover it with a plastron which fastens under the collar at the neck and under the belt at the waist line. It Is extremely dainty and fresh looking If made of sheer white lawn plaited and edged at each side with a wee frill of fine white French lace. When this Is worn 'the collar and cuffs must be made to match. Over a dark blue silk waist a plastron of grass linen is effective. It may be edged with grass linen embroidery. For evening wear a lace plastron transforms a silk waist which has seen much severe service Into a thing of beauty. A tSlSffaffl I«iad4, Me*ie8 r «St&8t!£ ft that Manuel ftittftll, whs has JlMt if aJ >hM ^ fca ^Jft^li^ ikfcftttlttSfrl jau sotne tnoatnn cnargea theft of & J13.000 gold bftf be liberated,' Orders lfit*Mei to that effect froa the CJtty a! where all the efldence usaflfsd by tensenada court was eettt Nothing ha^ been learned «! the . pected release of Pratt ftttd CJ&fiPttf* who are Unpfisotted with Rtfltolu' though la their ease also the officials have failed to find anything ttf sfadw guilt. An amusing instance of the Mis*, directed zeal of the Bnaenadft authdf Hies came to light. Some weeks ag6 i letter wad received at the j&lt-{f&ti • „,»:«, Mrs. Pratt, directed to her husttatiif. rj5| The official court Interpreter was sent , ~" f * tor and he proceeded to decipher the ' letter. He got through it very well/, with occasional .wild guesses,-until became to the end, and there, itt a pdBt> ', script, he saw the words; "Baby is ,- julte well." This nonplussed him, tin*' til he remembered, thatjVwell;' meant *,hole In the ground for providing Water. In a second the whole thing, Hashed through his mind, and he trembled with excitement as he ran to the fudge and told him' he had captured a letter which gave the whole thing away. "The gold brick Is in the well at Pratt's house," he told the judge. « That official, overjoyed with the news,- , gave orders that Pratt, Oarrett an'd , Rivet-oil should be placed in solitary confinement, and that visitors should not be allowed to see them under any circumstances. Then a force of sol- , dlers were sent to Pratt's house with ' < orders to pump the well dry and get \ M the brick. The greatest haste was em- , ^. ployed and within a few hours the well ,\ was pumped dry, and the search-began v tor the bar. Nothing was found,'and ' \ then the lieutenant in charge of the ' squad procured shovels and,made.the, ; -.,, soldiers dig at the bottom of the well , for three or four hours. But still noth- Ing came to light, and after Inspect- , , ing walls and ransacking the house,! * the facts were reported to tors. The officials did not know-what . to make of it. They called .for the let- N J> ter again and sent for another inter-, preter. This man,happened to under- stand.English, ; and;he soon explained the situation. He told them that it ' meant the baby was in good health. The Judge discharged the old interpr'e-, ter on the spot and engaged the new', ., one. He released the prisoners from , • solitary confinement, and did his ut- /' most to prevent the facts from becom-.' Ing known. - •'.•,> Thin It a Warning to Glrlg. A wedding at Columbus, Ind., was ab-, • ruptly postppned'-because'the br'ide-to/ be was too long In dressing. The groom-elect became impatient;' tore the marriage license to pieces and declared ' • the game off. A New and Kapld Hog-Killer. Armour & Co., of Chicago, are put- , Ing in a hog-killing machine; which will-' take the lives of 6,000 hogs daily, nearly double the capacity of the present machine. The Woman "I confess I startled," said the man from another city. "I wanted to ask a little legal advice, and stepped Into the first law office I came to in a building I had been told was full of posnls of marriage or remain forever I good lawyers. A pleasant looking single. This Is not the kind of now woman Mrs, Palmer had In mind when she blazed the way for woman's emancipation by demonstrating what woman tbuia do In positions of trust and responsibility requiring cool judgment vnd executive ability, Her ideal was not a mannish woman, but a woman Df independence and self-respect, who, uy her ability self-supporting, vould avert many of the unhappy niat- -I'imonlnl alliances that have wrecked 30 many human lives. The best womanhood of tho }antl will indorse Mrs, Potter Palmer's i<W jf what the new woman should be. Courtesy TqnvHP'l Wowien. The internutlumil convention re" jently held in London of women interested in tbe teippprnuce -work was » notable demonsti'fttlon of the deep- enlng uncl widening interest which women are taking in flU reformatory movements. Probably there 1ms nov- yer been assembled j u ^GJreat Britain a gatheriug so truly representntlve of the Christian and philanthropic! sentiment of the enlightened, women of the world as this, Jn which 150 American delegates actively participated, One of -the striking Incidents of the< convention wjis that, on they opaning Sunday, 8QP koni}on, pulpits w,ere occupied by woroeh. But, uotapjo as the gathering wns, the Condon press seems to have given It little consider' atlon, and the notice bestowed upon it was In soroo cages $ great deaj more insulting tlmn copinepdttble in One conseryutive , the conyentlou ua conj pjsed of ^blatant feujale agitivtors, ta wljbjiii t«ste and prwrteh' are teruis," WU?tt tKe i8Wiari>ie-il Uowu upon this by tlie tew thpusaud, woman, wearing a shirt waist, was writing at a desk, I was about to ask Jier if her employer ,wns in, when sho arose, bowed gravely, put on her coal, and then said, with professional seriousness: 'Do you wish to consult me?'" "But. what was there startling about hat? If bad had on her coat, taken it off and rolled up her sleeves, for instance - " "I can't help it. I can't explain it, but H was startling. I was so rattled I stammered out something about having made a mistake, mid backed out oi 1 the room. Yet my own sister bus Just taken an A, M., too," he added, pensively, —Boston Transcript. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Queen, Victoria is always out oC sorts luring warm weather, feeling.the heat , keenly. , Unlike most public speakers, Vice President Stevenson always reads his , speeches. Miss E. Thornton-Clarke, the sculp* • tor, has a fondness for pets of al) sorts. Her favorite is a big mouse, London Graphic sa'ys an English' bishop rides a bicycle, but forbears to ', mention the name of the cleric, Lord Middleton is an enthusiastic a'd>" mirer of blooded stock, and owns sev- «- aral of the finest cows in the world,,' Captain Middleton, 'chief organizer •<$ the English Conservative«party, baa distributed twelve tpns pf literature to English voters, among which was nottn Ing about the tariff. , Seaslde*butflts for pet dogs are beVi Ing made by the hundreds In'PaHa lust now, The canine darlings musf ; aave a coat for every kind Of weather,' »nd Countess Merci's pug Wea,rs doe- ikln legglns on wet days, lest be sold, , * \ SCRAP, Noted, Bunches of sassafras hung in tho window will mitigate the fly nuisance, And. the mosquito dpes upt Jove tho odor of sassafras o}l, Stone jars for bread and oako boxes should be scalded twice «. week In summer weather, sunning, if possi-r bje, to keep mould ft'om .gathering, Jf your oven not bake on the bottom try cleaning it cmfupderiiGa.t|>. A. coating of fire soot accumulates BpHietlipes ^at hinders tho heat from uswintf tfc$ugh the iron, Ssuwdust and ft chamois us polish* ers nfter cut glass has been thoroughly washed In hot soap suds will H glitter qnd sparkle. Jt is wqrth the trouble for handsome rase Uowls op other bits pf ancestral glass, dean QlielQtji uud linoleum, wss cold tea* which Is better tU«n so,ap the purpose, then polish wltji p.U a»a. «v . pulut; oveis »»d t}«) Uf& of UW ^ greatly old while, The C?ar of Russia Inherits his jr's weakness lor brass bands, > Of the twenty-seven royal Ejurope two-thirds are of Sin. . ' Iifilton wap quiet and reserved }pieo»» versatlpn, but thoroughly rtflpe well bred. l! ',' The agricultural departRjeat , tbe annual losa Qause4 by, |lQ,OpQ,OOQ, , ' • Mrs, siddops jyas large, with striking featvires. and an sir't? disaity, . - <?barlf8 ' along on A •* .'-TVi

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