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By Anna Katharine Green,
OPVAIOHT, 1(10. IV ROStRT lONNtR'S (ONI.
C HA PTE It X.
Hut lie was in) novice in Interviews
of tlil.s kind. Smiling ni tot ly he re
marked, Willi his accustomed nlr of
"I do no! answer because I dread
your displeasure. I have no message
from the gentleman lo whom you al
lllde, hut 1 have one for him. If he
calls upon y on. as he may, please ask
lilm how many Indies of the name of
Rogers he hits made himself agreeable
to lately, ami if he does not recoil at
that ask hint how many more he hopes
to bring Into the police courts before
lie Is summoned there himself."
"What do you mean?" sprang from
the lips of the startled girl he was ad
dressing, lie had frightened her and
lie had aroused her interest. That was
what he sought aud he secretly smiled
over I..- riieecss. "I do not understand
you. Police court--'.' oh. who are you?
Not n police olliccr. I hope?"
"You might make a worse guess.
Miss Rogers. I am a detective crown
old In the service. Hut that need not
n'.arnt you, for my experiences have
not made nie cither hard or pitiless.
The gentleman yu refer to Is a rogue.
That Is why I am here and why I beg
you to listen while I make char lo you
the narrowness of your escape from n
man without honor or respectability."
"Oh: Oh'." came in hurried pants from
lier white lips. Her face had lost Its
disdain, and the eyes she Hied upon
lis were wide open and pleading. There
was no evil in th in, only the shame of
n proud nature caught In an ad of
folly. "What are yon telling mo." she
cried. "A rogue? I think you must be
.mistaken. I kimw a gentleman when
I see him, and though I am only sev
enteen, I am nut so childish ns to be
entirely deceived in those I meet. We
are talking about diffi rent men or you
nre the victim of some mistake."
"We can easily determine that." said
he. "What Is the name of the geiitlc
inan of whom you are speaking?"
"I would rather not mention mimes."
He was not looking at her: be never
looked at any one, but for all that his
eyes had n peculiar expression, for
which lli! pen-wipe;- be wa. honoring
with bis gaze may have been respon
sible. Hut I doubt it.
"No names?" he replied. "Very well,
we will try to get at ihe truth in some
other way, then.'
And taking a paper from bis pocket
he opened It deliberately, then laying
it on his knee, put on a pair of glasses
"I nm going to read to you a descrip
tion, not of the geinh'innn In whom
you have so much confidence-, but of
another, equally nameless, who has
been seen flitting around a young lady
of the same name as yourself, living
but a short time ago in 1'itty-sixth
And lifting the paper lie rent aloud
"According to the description given
by such persons as have observed this
gentleman he is tall, well formed, af
fable In manner and pleasing In ad
dress. His complexion Is medium, his
hair and mustache dark and his eyes
gray. He Is what would be called by
nil porsius a gentleman, and by most n
handsome man. He is above nil n
suoiii! character, bearing evidence In
look and carriage of great force of dis
position and n determined will."
The detective paused, folded the
paper nnd laid It on a table near by.
Miss Rogers was blushing.
"That, ns I have Informed you," con
tinued the other, "is what persons say
of the 111011 who paid court to. or at
least, showed his Interest in the young
lady I have mentioned by hovering
about her steps and following her to
church and other public pla.is. She
has Rim e died, so I c annot get her de
scription of him. but must vcly upon
that of her friends. Did you ever see
any one like him?''
The abashed girl bowed l'cr head.
She was trembling in every limb, but
be did not choose to speak aud he did
not urge her to do so.
"You will pardon me," ho now pur
ued, "If I trouble you with a second
description. This is of a gentleman
who lately began the persecution of a
young girl al bearing your name, but
without the worldly advantages be
longing to yourself or to the last men
tioned lady. She was a working girl,
but pretty, good aud to all appearances
happy till she came across this gentle
man. He is said by those who have
teeu him to be tall, handsome, prepos
sessing lookiug. of age about thirty,
complexion medium, hair dark, a large
mustache and gray eyes. Lid you ever
tee such a mau as he:''
"Don't ask me. You startle and sur
prise me beyond all endurance. What
does It all mean, and what Is there In
the name of Rogers thatjonly Jersoij
of that name should re five this mail's
"It Is not only the name of Rogers."
remarked tbe detective kindly. "Kadi
o::o of these girls was a Jenny also."
"A J Miti ? Yeii frighten me, sir, o;
THilier you awaken my suspicions as to
your wra.ity. ly it truth you ha '
been telling me? Haw you not be i
amusing mo with fairy tabs? 1 mi
not believe - "
"Miss Rogers, you wee sent Into my
presence by Mi-s Haddi u. Had t h
possessed any doubt of my Integrity
lie would uever have risked the ie
VOL. XXVI. PITTSBORO, CHATHAM
Autbar of "Ths Fonaken
pleasure of your guardian by encour
j aging this Interview. You may trust
I me; all that I have told you is true."
I "Then 1 have indeed been inveigled
into a doubtful proceeding by a most
despicable rogue. The description you
j have given of the man who followed
j the young lady who has since died, aud
I who had begun to follow another "
I "Who has since died."
"The poor working girl has suffered
I the same fate as that of the young
lady of Thirty sixth street." declared
Mr. Oryce. "Neither was killed, yet
both have perished: one from a malig
nant fever, the other from over-ex -citcuient
preying on an enfeebled
"Oh, where is my guardian? I wish
to go home. I am afraid of this horri
ble New York. It is full of deceit and
shame aud misery."
The detective saw she was on tin
verge of hysterics and waited resp ei
fully for her self-possession to return.
"1 nm sure." he observed at last,
"that your guardian will be one of the
lirst to urge your return if he can be j
convinced that you are in any danger. I
If you will tell me just what has '
passed between Jolt and this man " j
"Oli. vi ry little; so very little Unit 1
am overwhelmed at the indiscretion
which led nie to leave the school Just
' to see a person whose personal appear- i
! ...I ,11.,.. i -1 . 1 .11.
; a ice ami picico'i.-u mi ...... ...
trai led inc. 1 do not understand now
how I could have allowed myself to
listen lo him. I am horrified at myself
and I hate him so that -"
"That you are only anxious to see
lit 111 punished. Is not that so. Miss
I "Anxious? 1 would give hundreds of
d'ive me something "less: give nie
yottt conlidenec. 1 will respect h ami
i only use such facl - will lead to bis
"Ah. that is what you want from inc.
' Well, I am only too happy, only "
! She paused, clasping her bands in
sudden loiifusioii and dismay.
-What a scandal:'" she exclaimed.
How can I bear the shame of it and
all the talk? And the police courts
you spoke of them oh. d not tell nie
1 shall have to go there. 1 should die
of confusion and honor. My guard
, "Do not think of that. If you can
le saved from publicity, you shall. At
present we want nothing more than a
short noount of what has occurred
between you nnd this mysterious per-
. son in the short interval of time dur-
' lug which you were absent from the
school. Did you succeed ill meeting
; him? Was he at the plae: appointed?
Tor I take It for granted he had en
treated the honor of an inteniew."
"Yes. yes. but 1 am glad he failed 10
come. 1 went to Jersey fii.v: I. who
had never been in the streets before
without a companion. He had written
nie a note - but you shall see U. I can
not keep ibis mailer any longer to my
self and yon look so good, if you are a
detective, that I cannot help but mist
you. lb-sides, perhrps, when you see
what tempted nie you will not think
so harshly of my folly. I did not mean
any great wrong, but was carried away
by what seemed like the romantic ad
ventures of some of my favorite hero
ines. Hut then. In books, the lovers
are always gentlemen, while mine but
here Is tho letter. Look for yourself,
It came by mall the day before
Ah! bow long It seems
She fumbleu in Iter pocket and
brought out a note. The detective's
eyes glowed; he was attaining the ob
ject of his wishes with less dilliculty
than he bad anticipated.
"All that had passed between this
person and me before I received this
letter was an Interchanged glance or
so. 1 had passed him 111 the street sev
eral times, and each time he had
looked at me in what I thought wa
an unmistakable way. so 1 was not
surprised at these words, monstrous
as ihev seem to nie now."
dilective meanwhile had read
effusion which had occasioned so
much mischief. It ran thus:
"Dear and I'.iautiful Miss Rogers
May an unfortunate, who is not per
mitted to enter within the charmed
walls which at presnii balds you pris
ener. utter one word agaiiiM the tyr
anny of the fate which restricts him?
"I hae seen you ami 1 cannot le
still. I have learned your name ami It
has become the lode star of my life
Will yoil accept an homage that must
be secret, and bdieto in the de". olio"
of one who. If he may not appivaeh
you. here swears tint be will approach
t o other woman while you r. main mi
"Hut must I li' e in darkle ss ami
never break the silence whYli ha
hitherto been wuiniaiued l"teu lis':
Is there no hope for inc. wnose only
thought Is lo make .volt the pmtt cling
ang I of my life? May I not hope foi
one Wi.t'd. one look uninllucuccd by th.
presence of Oihcis? If fate call be si
kind and y..ur hc.irt so responsive in i
noble passion th. u remember that foi
love days I -had sp ud the h-ur be-,tt.-en
!'-' ai l I i'i He d-pm at .lei-.-,
i i;, !f yen ! lo pass tb'-n- .
.lie' plat e ji.u may . e.: - in l!'--' ' ''
air of eyes will f !!o. V" i with a .h
..t'-ii 1MI- short of that which a sain:
. wisj upon his go.udi- u aiig'
"1 have uo fear thai jcu mil Intitule
ns fo who has penned these llnog.
Have not our eyes told the mutual tale
"Isn't It dreadful?" cried the now
thoroughly disillusioned heiress. "Hut
when I received It, it seemul lo nie so
beautiful and romantic that I was in
eestaeics. I never for a minute doubt
ed the writer, and as he had always
looked so gentlemanly, I had not one
fear of his proving himself other than
the bero 1 have worshiped in my
dreams. 1 decided lo make the jour
ney he suggested -it seemed a journey
to me -and though to do it 1 should
have to risk Miss Hadden's displeas
ure. I thought the satisfaction I should
receive would make nie ample amends
for any unpleasantness which might
follow. How I managed to obtain
permission to go out, mid how I con
trived to elude the companion given
me will not interest you. I did go,
and alone, but I did Hot find the satis
faction I was in search of. I got lost,
went over the wrong ferry, had to in
quire my way of policemen, and when,
worn out and bedraggled with dust
and stilled with heat I finally walked
into the depot al Jersey Cily it was to
lind by its dreadful staring clock that
I was a whole half hour later than the
time he had set for leaving. Oh, it was
a diandful experience, and at lirst I
was so discouraged that I sat down
and eric., but afterward I plucked
up heart and began to think it was all
my own fault, and that if 1 had not
mad" so many foolish mistakes I
should have been in time to see li i III
and save him perhaps from a disap
pointment as cruel as my own. Hut I
was late, and undoubtedly would be
late if 1 tried Hie expi riineut aaain.
The distance was too great, besides, I
did not believe I could gel another op
portunity of slipping away, or if I did
that I should succeed in eluding my I
companion. If I w.ai.t d to keep my j
appointment I must slay in the vb-lu-j
i;y. and to stay in the ioinily meant a
wide niu'lil spent in a yirauge hotel.'
l-'o" a young girl who had never slept
aioue In her whole life j mi will think
il took courage to decide on such a
sup. Rut I was crazy, carried away
1 y an Idea. 1 did not give the man my'
r'-'iil name the hotel man. 1 mean -:;iid
I did not go down to the table. I
stayed in my room all th" lime, ami
bad my meals brought to no', and was
d:-i :n! I'ul'y norwiiis ai d afraid, but all
11. at was tiniliiiie. after it v.-as over. I
did inn care for thai: all that I did
care lor was the fad liuf. though I
sat in the depot pun. t ually from 1- bi
!, no oi-.e approached me. nor did I see
any one thai could in any way suggest
tie person who had huiimcd my steps
and written me this note."
"Humph! And that was yesterday?"
"I see. You suffered a cruel mortifi
cation, for which you can now con
"O! yes. sir." 1
"I am glad you had the iMirago to
"Where els.' could I go?" '
"And that is the whole story? Yon
had no other experience, and have not
heard fiom the man again?"
"No no. How should I. If lie is the
wooer of a dozen other girls? He lias
aaius 'd himself, and it is over, but my
scorn and haired are not over, and if
ever I have th cppoitunity to face
I, I ni I will load him with such re
proaches as will make even his wicked
Meanwhile Mr. tlrjve had given (lie
note which he held both close and car.-
till sifuiiny. It was well written, but
in a si iff an. I formal hai.d. which
struck him like an attempt to disguise
the natural writi'U'.
"I should liis- to keep ibis." he sug
gested. "II may prove of Inistbnable
alce in i!elcrmii:ing the identity of
'There is something else." she mur
mured, "which may prove of more use
;o you. though I did not mean to tell
.von, ami may regret having done so.
I here was a card Inclosed in this note,
which If It was not meant ns a guarau
ee of good faith certainly looked like
It." And. with an ndd.d blush she
lipped again lino her pocket and drew
out n small slip of paslehoard. which
he handed to the iK'ieetive. "That is
::s name," said she.
The detective put on his glasses
again, gave the card one loci; ami
started perceptibly, notwithstanding
the self possession ae.iuire.l by long
wars of delect ive service.
"Was this card in the loiter 1 hoi I : j
"Yes, sir." !
"This card? This, with the name
you here see lipuu it ?" I
"Yes, sir." !
"It Is another man's card, surrepti
tiously inclosed in ihe not"." he de
cided. "It is not that of tl.e per-:i
who has followed you " j
"1 think you are mi-taken. 1 have
reason for knowing that tin re is no
deception about Ibis." j
"What reason? Tell me. my dear
young lady, lor in;s is wry nn...'i
tanl." "Well, it is the last secret I have,
flue day when I was out walk'ug we
iiasseii this man standing on ihe coz
ier of a sirei t. He was smoking and
held his cigan tte case in his hand. As
we apiuoachid lie grew coibarra-s. 1
md attempted to thiusi the ea'e into
His pocket, but lie faded u io so and
t fell upon the pawmctit. He did led
notice ii and to. wd off. and when I
aiue to win re he was Mantling I
oiektd it up. 1 have kepi it and can
- how it to yoil. There is a tnououiam
.u one side of il. and the letters are
he same as the initials nf this name."
(let it: b t me see il. If ou please."
Tied the detective, looking both
roiiblcd and Incredulous.
She I, fi the loom at oi.ee. When she
.,io ..'' 1 K f-.'.o 1 III ' d- t. .'.in' stand
ig 1 el'oie the e'eetric button hi lb.-1
.ill! hi-1 i't a le.erie so d -cp Hi ll she
el lo too. h him on tin- arm to attract
s alt" ii' i..e.
'11. Ic is ihe .as,." she -aid tiuiUHy. j
l u be l v. ..i .iili d.
COUNTY, N. C. THURSDAY, NOVKMBKK
fft H H -H-H -H -! t t
LOVE AND LUCK.
Uv lU'.I.l'N I'.iltllt'.ST liltAVtS.
1 -B-H' -H -H -m f -H ti-t
JOifm. KM., he's goin' ni last," Suid
Mrs. Deacon Milmaii. "and
O V V 1 '" MUV 1 111 "v "'"
lik j; -c.ing, is he?" said Si-
meon, her tall stepson, who
laumil iiistriel school, and bad just
dropped in for a social chat. "Poor old
man. 1 declare it's a pity."
"1 don't think s..." said Mr. Milinnn,
sharply. "Kulks haven't no business
to live to be so old as Mcthiualeh. I
declare, if I'd a" I nowed he w;;rt to live
with us I'd ha' thought twice afo'V 1
married Dei n Milmaii."
Simeon said nothing, but there was
something in the expression of his face
us be sat spreading his ten huge lingers
before the bla.e of tho beech logs, that
intimated his own inward conviction
that il would have been just as well if
Miss Rachel Snapp had known the dis
agreeable fact before she consented to
become the second Mrs. Milmaii.
"There ain't no tellin' the trials I've
bad with him." went on Mrs. Milmaii.
shaking her cap borders dolefully.
"1 wouldn't undertake It then." said
Simeon, dryly. "Do you suppose liw
will lasl through the night?"
"Oh. be can't, no way in the world.
I've sent for Rcllilah Jones to come to
morrow and clean and whitewash the
room, and as for that old rack o' furnl
toor. the three chairs and the pine
desk, and Ihe bureau. I mean to have
"t-iii split up for kindlin' wood before
the deacon comes ba-k. He'll be just
foolish enough to want to keep 'em,
and I won't have no such Noah's ark
trash about my house."
"Thiit's most a pity, ain't it?" said
Simeon, who was engaged to n pretty
little npple-ehccko l village girl, aud
viewed the far-off possibility of "going
10 housekeeping" as M.M's might have
viewed the Promised Land.
"They're awful rickety old things,"
said his stepmother.
"Rut they're furniioor. all the same."
pleaded Simeon, "and somehow It
seems to me as if I'd like to keep a Ut
ile something to remember old Percy
Milmaii by. even if he ain't no nearer
relation than my .second cousin. He
used to be real good to me when 1 was
a little low-headed boy. I'ome. step
mother. I'll give ye a dollar for the lot
"Well." said Mrs. Milman. rcllective
ly. "it s worth that to git the plaguy
things carted off Ihe premises. You
may have 'em. Simeon.''
I don't suppose they're worth
much." said Simeon, "but it seems a
pity to split 'em up. And now I'll go in
and see tho old man."
Old Percy Milmaii. lying o.i the bed
from which he was destined never to
arise again, had listened to the whole
conversation, plainly audible through
the board partition, merely papered
over, that separated bis apartment
from the family sitting i.ium. for. dying
man though he was. be yet retained
"She's glad to get rid o' me." he
though!, mournfully, while a pang
went through the heart whose pulsings
were well nigh nt an end. "Well,
'tain't so very Mrango, neither, as I
knows on. but Rachel Milman always
was a sour, cold-hearted woman. Si
meon shall have the furniture I'll give
11 to him myself afore the end comes."
And when Simeon came in on tiptoe
the old man looked briskly up.
"You needn't step so gingerly. l'.v: 1
ain't asleep. Sunn" Ihe candle, and set
down aside of me; I want to say a
void or two to ye. Aud tell Rachel to
com.' In. too."
oh, dear!" said Mrs. Deacon Mil
man, when the old lnan'B request was
made known to her. "I'll bet he wants
a bowl o' herb tea made or u lot o"
fresh gruel boiled. I've been on roy
feet all day. bur sick folks never have
"Rachel." said the old mau abruptly.
"I've been thinkui' about that 'ere old
furniture o' mine." Mrs. Milman cast
a consciously guilty look acrosH the
patchwork quilt toward her stepson.
"It's old fashioned, but it's good, unl
I've made up my mind to give it lo Si
meon." "I'm sure I thank yu kindly. Cousin
Percy." said Simeon, awkwardly, while
Mrs. Milman looked confused.
"There's some old things in the bu
reau drawers, and the cushions for the
cheers they're all Simeon's, too,"
mbled Percy Milman. 'Mind. Rachel,
"I'm sure, he's welcome," sid Mrs.
Milie.au, to.-sing her head. "I don't
wat t none o' the old trumpery."
"Rul you shall have the ilollur just
the same," said Simeon, in a whisper
to his stepmother.
"for Sim was always good to me,"
added Percy Milman. dreamily, "an' I
ain't one to forget, if I be old. No, 1
ain't one to forget."
Aed the old man fell nsh-p. never to
wake a;..-. in ill the world, whose wilder
ness he bail trod so hum and so sadly.
Simeon carted away the anihjiie fur
niture the day after the funeral, and
Mrs. Milman ran utter him Willi the
old moreen cushions which had been
'Here, Simeon!" t-h" cried. j her
sharp, hiuh pitched voice. "I don't want
none o' the moldy trash left!''
"All risbl." said Sim. eti, with a comi
cal look ai the cushions. "They don't
seem very spruce, bin 1 dare say Ro. a
will be able to make semetbiii' out of
bo-i Alb ii loo... I do! ioitsly at tke
three e!d cushions ilieii her fresh,
dimpled face brightened, as with u sud
lo anything with ihem?" she ex
claimed, cheerily. "Why. of course wt
ca u !"
"Rut the covers arc all moth ea ten
with big holes worn in 'cm!" said Si
"Well, we needn't use Ike covers
need we? U -use!" laughed Rosa, "don't
you see we can rip them open ant
make su.-h a nice pilltw out of tin
".lerusttlein! so we can!" And Si
meon looked admiringly at the browj
eyes of his intended. "I Uo blievi
you're the handiest girl in the county
l'or the housekeeping visions of Si
meou and Kosii were not like those ol
a New York belle, who orders her otitic
ready made from metropolitan palaces
of convenience. They knew they inttsi
wait until Simeon's bard earned sav
ings hud accumulated Into the sum ol
5U0, the amount to be paid down oi
the little farm on which be bad lone
had bis speculative eye fixed. Oin
hundred he hud already laid up. tin
savings from summer haying wuno
and winter school teaching anoihei
hundred Rosa's father bad promised
upon the wedding day. and for the
other three, "hope told a Haltering
"We are young and we can afford le
wait," said Rosii, cheerfully, when Si
meon grew desperate and talked ol
gold hunting in Ihe Klondi ke.
"Yes, but I don't want to wait until
I'm an old man." said Simeon, dole
fully. The next day Rosa, with a pocket
handkerchief tied over her sunshiny
curls and her pretty figure enveloped
In ii ixo.llgloiis bib apron, coinmeiiceil
on the moreen cushions with n pair of
big shears; for Rosa took as much de
light in these small preparations for a
home of her own as any maiden In all
the land, and her fancy already pic
tured forth a neat clout, draped lounge
with a pillow to match, made out of old
Cousin Percy Mllinan's quaint gift. Si- j
mron had already rcvarulshmi the old
chairs and desk ami bureau and sei
them In the barn chamber to dry. and
Hosa's eldest brother had promised
them an eight-day c! n k. so that the
decorations for a modest Utile sitting
room seemed not so very far off.
Thinking of nil these things Rosa
clipped vigorously away nt all the pil
"My goodness!" she exclaimed to her
self Willi a slight elevation of the
brown brows, "what horrid stitches,
just like a shark's teeth, and what
coarse thread. I wonder who could
possibly have sewed it';"
And when all the seams were ripped
apart Rosa plunged her hands into the
cushions, and out Hew the feathers like
a fork of imprisoned birds.
"Hello!" cried Simeon's deep-lunged
voice behind her shoulder, "that looks
Rut Rosa only laughed, scattering n
handful of downy dust over her lover's
jet black hair.
"See, Simeon, that's the way you'll
look when you get to be as old as Cou
sin Percy when he died. Just wait a
minute until I touch up this black, spot
on tbe back of your bead. Why, Si
meon, what's this?"
With the feathers a piece of folded
brown paper had drifted out upon the
Hour a suiull envelope, pasted down
on the edge.
"Camphor to keep out the moths,"
Hut Itosii stooped to pick it up, and
tore it open.
"Simeon, it's money!" she cried
brent hies 'j.
And money it was -live dingy twenty
dollar bills, neatly folded inside n slip
vf I lue writing papiT.
"Simeon." cried Rosa, "don't you re
member what you told me Cousin
Percy suid? All the things were to be
"Yes but Uosa I don't under
stand." "He men ul this money the savings
of his lifetime."
"Hy Jwusulem!'' cried Simeon, fa 1 1 -lug
back upon his favorite adjuration,
"no he did."
Aud he pounced on the other two
cushions, tearing them so violently
apart that poor little Rosa sneezed us
if the had taken a whole boxful of
snuff at oner.
"Simeon, are yon crazy?" she ex
clulmed. with widely opened brown
"No, bill-I thought so. Host. Hur
rah!" nud Simeon tossed his fur cup
into the ti ii-. "There's the same amount
of money in each of them. Three hun
dred dollars! Rosy, we can get the
farm now. Wo ."tin go to housekeep
Iiir In the spring. Hurrah for Cousin
Rosa was counting over the rusty old
bills with lingers which trembled so
she could hardly hold them.
"Oh, Simeon!" she said, "it don't
hardly seem possible!"
"Hut it is possible," exulted Simeon.
'Won't my slepmolher be mad. though,
leii (die coiiies to hear of it?"
Mrs. Dor con Milman was indignant.
She thought Simeon ought to have di
vided with her. but be cfcanced to be of
h different opinion.
"It's just like Percy." said the dea
con's wife. "Ana after all 1 did for
him. too. A mean, selfish old miser."
"It's just like Percy." said Simeon to
Rosa. "He was eccentric, but bis
heart wus in tbe right place all tin
Is it not strange how opinions can
differ on a given subject? New York
' The Dog mid t lie StuflToil D.r.
A prize winning bulldog uud a
stuffed deer engaged In battle at the
Wellington Hotel. All efforts to sop
j urate them were in vuin until the dog
I discovered that he was struggling Willi
in lifeless body. Tbe canine pet was
! owtnrt by a woman guest at the hotel.
who loosened its leashes aud allowed it
I to enter the women's parlor, where the
deer stood on a pedestal. Chicago
1). iwtt. NO, H.
ll.-r. ct-. in lom.l I .n isla! .
lOVL. IK road laws
rn V "''l SiM,"s '"'" i;-v
O I O tuite too lone. ,,, , o; .-n
changed, .e-eh.r.-s M. I!
'StOW Campbell. Tlie p -.; d--.i ... I
h.l w . . !. e to uel ell ;. ll;i i'l' ! V i ll
the law i. -fore it r--p-ab--.re!iaii.-d
and all chalo-o s or aim-mlm-ii's c ..;
elude with ibis or a similar ilc-l.ir.i
lion: "I!.- il fu.'ilo-r i ::;: -led that el.
acts of parts of ads in c.ii.l'e-t v. ilii
this r..-t. be and ihe same nr.- her. by
repealed." Sn thai, lo fully umlcrMainl
the road law in many ..!' lie- Stales I In
inquirer lias to go I k to the days ..I
Patrick Henry, lieorge Washington
Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson ol
.some far distant period. Mi l runum:-'
through tl.e musty pages of the i,:;i':
l-oad laws that "' le pa.-sed al vari"U.
and sundry times i'.,- the improvement
of the public r.ads.
Road laws should be plain, sinioir
end easily un.lers'...od. so t!,:,i lie- , .,: .
I'ton people can ui.dTs'a !,d thoie. an,
there should be much l"f; ""' ittiv.
Some State.- have .c. or loo - funis in
their road laws, and ev. iy ear they
keep adding to ill ot.
lively State sl-ooid have a superin
tendent of public roads, a;-. I cwry
county a sitpe:-i:'.'endeni v. ith ateoi.
niohoi'iiy In w w nt and lay off pub-j
lie roads within th -ir .h'.'.'i- '.c,;,,n, nud j
to oversee ati.l generally supd-intcii'' ;
th slrite-.ioii nnd maintenance ol
the public mads wi'i.in t!.-:r r "' '! '
ive terrilory imd-r ll.- "..-.; " d .!. I'
ll. u of the S'a'c sni in cud. !'. This
would ma!, ria'iy abr' '- -.h- laves in
relation b. palm- roads, f.-r : cm-
pet. 'tit supo.-lnP-K'enl buiid a r I
belter, and do it ch-aper. than any or
dinary l.-uHaiirv fan l.-Lu.liy advi
him to do if The amount nou'iaiiy
i sinned by .'L'isa;ive b.. i,,-, discuss
lug. amct ding and cluinvii i: th- read
laws, would di far toward paying till
of the Slate eXpcli-c of III- o.'iie- ol
State Superintendent of public roads.
Tin- Stat- Siipei-iniei deiit shuii'.d bavi
annual m-elings of tin oni'ity superin
tendents in each l-oiiLi-es-ioiinl .lis, rid
to discuss road construction and main
temince. and tire ft or su :-.. - i n- 'd"''
Superintendents of ihe .bft .-rcni .-.eiu
ties should be ln id responsible by lau
for a p.'op.-r niaiuietia n.-e ,.f the n.a.l
ill go..l. passable condition, ni nil sea
sons of the year, and if lin y cinuol .1'
so should report t'i- fad lo the . .i.tioy
court, or judge of the county, for r-lc I
or releaseinenl: for il should b" re
quired ill all eases thai u-md roads hi
maintained and iml merely thai they
should be "worked" in a year, and
the balance of the y, .:r g i wiihou; at
tention. Raws should be pii-scd In all Slates
taxing heavily or prohibiting ill" run
ldng of narrow-tired wagons on pnhlu
roads: for ihey are a positive injury tc
ail roads of every kind and grade. T
grasp ibis idea more fully ink" u lil-t
harrow r disc plow and put b '
v.eibl t hereon and haul it owr lb
roads for a month s i as in pa-s nvci
the -aine pari of the road l : time
a day tvli ,i the erotind is damp. an.
Ili.'li s, - ihe ciiiniiiion of tl'.al r-ad
then lake one of ibo-e heavy --.-au
rollers ii d in mad fii-n it. lion
weighing H i pounds or more. an.
have it pass owr this -cine pi.ee d
road for the same number of time- .:
the ili-c plow and observe Hie i hau.:e
This lest fnvolws the Use of exit', to "
lo iletet'U.inc a problem, all. I lle re an
nun" to dull of comprehension .as not
fully t giu-p the folly from su.-h si
tleiii'iiisiraiiiiti "f potniilling lb" ru'i
ldng of two-horse wiieon-.. . i.-. ryi'i:.'
"oihi to "nun pounds, with one uul a
half to on- ami liw-ei;:hi!i Inch 'it. -These
wag'ons would destroy even tin
roads that Nero built.
1 am aware of t!.- diilb-nl V -f i:et
ting sii.-U n law Oii-scl in S ':,
where the narrow tn- p-owd-. l-.n ibi
can be done by pus-im. the htv m tak
cfl'e.-t at a distant date, mi that in put
chasing li-w waimtis. or ii-pahine. c'..
ones, the change can be m.i le v. Pb . a
couple of years wiibi.nl ureal iiiiii.',
lo any parly, but injury or no mimy n
will have to be done before good road
r an be maintained. Nat mw-lit'ed wag
mi- haw long since been otill.iWed it
older c. unities, and lli.-y will have P
in this, for lhc. are absolute ile-lruc
tin u lo dirt toad- In or .1. r to pas
laws in some Siai. - In .1" a ,,y w ill
ihe destructive iianow lire- il iniglp
tie tieec-Miry to" the I .e-:i-h. lure e
pass net- dciar-ig lie lltl-i.l.:.
wagons and oilier win '- on th- pub
be roads ill the Slate In be a p. iv ,1 ::
cud thus tax Ihe harmful l.arr.-v. Sin
nnd not those Willi the legally re pi. re.
And now in f.ui.-lus.ou. what i- nc-1
cd in the way of I r.-.i I .octil ol ihe ba.
roads disease le-- law- few.-l
changes, more money, belter . -ciitivi
ability. . tnived w ill tenth - - e .
end nine tenths c.uu.ioti sdi-- tie.'
Ho.'ids M igar.itie.
V In. loll v.
The ol -Odll-.g "f . v. l.-iw -.11. slo.-i;
ings i- :i new pror. wim ii i- not
(iVfi-cinw d"-,l. ,.ud which pay- i-vo-1
nij-iy v.-c'.l il;f f.-w women !:-, ;;r.
titled for il- A single -v tang's Wan
ing often iub- a l.oie in a sip, m... king
and iher- :,te c ..a.iv.liwly lew
women w i.ie re U cnotiuh or c
truvig:u:t era r-'i to ti.-c.n- I :,n ex
pensive I air o.i that a.-co',!':;. Nearly
all tbe boner ch.ss siiops employ o,.,
iu- iii. f.' evie-i. .iirii -r- an! p.'., 1 1 t t
Veil, 'l ho women are able to mat.-li
the wciwo! tbe s.o l. tig sn preci.-e'.v
iiu'i! ihe dsru is ab int'ly impcrcepl
iol- They obo cm. hot or knit a heel
lo pelt cell. ot.
RATES CF ADVERTISING.
One tqnnre, one insertion
One mj mre, two insert uus
b, lure, buv ujuuvu
For Larger Advertise
ments Liberal Con
tracts will be mad"
How Tiny Are Mailt- uiol I'm to WhtcU
'J lie.v Are I'nl.
The lunlern of the Mast is as old 88
civilization. lis primary object is to
protect the llaine from sudden dra lights.
I'.e.voii.l tins is the concentration of
ligli' f-.r tli" convenience of a reader,
and hist ami least Ihe regard for
beauty. The oldest form is a perfor
ated cylinder or rectangular Im.. Of
this ty pe there lire numberless varie
ties old and new. The ancient one
whidi haw been preserved lire of
iron, copper and brass, nearly all siin
pie in cnnslruotioii ii ud finish, but a
few richly decorated. Occasionally
one runs n.-rnss a lantern made of siN
ver or ivory. These come from pal
aces ni- temples, and in most instances
arc richly carved. Not infrequently
the perforations are tilted with pieces
of colored glass, rock crystal, amethyst
A collector in this city who owns
several displays them lo great advan
tage by replacing the candle and holder
it ith .'in incandescent bulb. Arranged
in this I'.i-lii.iii. his dozen mosque and
temple lanterns till his drawing room
with a rainbow splendor altogether
In china or Japan the traveler's or
street lantern is a feature. This is a
splice or ellipsoid ranging from sir
inches to two and even three feet iu
diameter, mad" of oiled paper, cloth or
silk. In Cathay Ibis lantern is used to
show the rank of its owner by tho
coloring or inscriptions on its exterior.
The bumble citizen uses a small affair
in white or red; the official of low
rank a sphere, a foot in diameter, banging-
in front of his sedan chair; while
tli- high mandarin employs a huge
lai lorn, resplendent with his titles In
color-, carried by an able bodied coolie,
v. bo walks a yard In advance.
It is in bouse lanterns that the great
est variety is found, of these, the
g. n. r.il typo is a four. live. six. seven,
eight ..r t. ii-sided box. whose length
i- Usually ttvi",' its width. Kach side
is a pane of glass, plain, ground, frost-
d. r decorated. I'mm the angles
hang peu'laiiis of many sorts. The
f ..!..- work is usually of teak, hut
e'ooi't. rosewood, mahogany and other
o.i Is. an- employed, often the side
of th- hint. 'ins arc alternately wood
and glass, t be hit tor being covered with
ground designs, nnd the former richly
carwd in relief of inset with Ivory,
l ot her .of .pearl or silver.
I pmi the pendants the artificers put
tb-ir hardest work. Some are made of
colored Lead.-, sirting nud massed with,
fan'..-. -lie shapes and knots. Others
are -trlngs ,.f littl- bell-, which ring"
w'nh every pas-iiig breeze. Lines of
glittering tinted glass balls betray tln
origin of a favorite mode of decorating
Christmas trees. Otiain! objects In
gaudy enamel or colored porcelain, con
nected by threads, chains or wires, con.
sllitite n fourth and very pleasing1
(.roup. I'h.ral festoons made of artl
liepil (lowers are popular, especially
with Hie fair sex -New York Commer
In 1lii Tnti-hlest Woot!.
Tbe New York Times publishes na
Inti resting letter from Paul Smith's,
on I.itke St. Regis, about traveling lit
the Adirondack-, and getting lost in tho
The suggestions about the coursu
ilial should be pursued when one lit
h.sl are gum I; but better are 111 SUg
gesiious in avoid by every device con
fusion and lo-- of direction in Ilu
great woods, one may read long ar
mies concerning ways to get out of
deep Woods when lost, but Wllcll OIHI
is a.-iiiaily l.'-l su.-h confusion nud
inrvniis, fear n-u.illy intervene as b
drive out nil knowledge and prevent
correct reasoning. Su.-h a stale ot
mind constitutes ihe real danger. It
(Iocs lit lb- good to know l tint the tops
of pines lean In the cast, or that
the beat lest growth of moss Is on tlu
north side of trees, l'or the Judgment
Is so tviiipel it ii-l uncertain that it
does not misi the sense In regard tn
-mil matters. Perhaps the best sug
ges'.lou made by the Times' corre
spondent is to follow streams, old
trails, or abandoned roads down hill,
or march forward by Liking a Bight
aero two or three tree l runts keeping
some object known lo be ill line witU
-ii,clliiiiu behind in view.
Almliief good method is to providrt
..nc wild a few newspapers aud tear
tioni them small pieces as one enters
an unknown wood ami drop them at
short intertills on the ground whew
liny can be i-.-niily seen. This Is n
prec.iuti.'ii again-, letting lost. Hut If
one is lost he ca.i mark his trail li
that way nlul help bis confused milnl
m siej.lt lis,;.' ,t sonic marks he hu
; mad. . With ihe mind occupied in thiH
! way some sen-e of liireelioll lliliy b
gamed by oiii, tnpl.iting ihe situation
..ml examining all available landmarks,
j We recall the experience of a youii-
, loan who load-.' mi effort 1" lind a nev
and short H id In tbe summit of RluJ
Mountain, in the s, unborn Adiroii
decks. lie sluffel bis pockets Willi
snips t.l while cloth. lining for 'l
with a halchfl be tied these wld.
rags In trees its he Weill along, witC
the result thai he kept a good court '
I going iind coining. He did not till1' I
new trail, because he came upon on I
,.. loose peculiar uiiuiuiaiu RtvainpJ
that compelled a w ide ib (out. and d-t
f-aieil bi- purpose of :i short cut. l"p
en flooring on the bald summit of a
iiioutuaiii trom a well worn trail, fir
ing paper marks at the entrance of thrt
trail is a wise precaution. It woulij
ill lea-t pietcut confusion if one wan
dered about a summit like thotS
i b. arcl l't t ipogt lphieal surveyors la
ti - Adimiidiu ks. Rochester Democrat
.riiieot Capita! lor TrtuifttaitU
'.'In- tapilal hive-ted by Cernuiliy i(t
i tl.. Ti.itistaal is estimated by experts
in be fllilt SlolUHHUHltl. It Is illVCHteU
I in , oiouiei cial bouses, real estate,
loans, mines and industrial undertaU-iinps.