Too Many Funerals.
ICopy right, 190*. by American I’reaa Amo
Stepan Metrof rushed Into his house,
where his wife was getting the dinner,
lnlo ms n ghost and his eyes starting
out of his head.
“What Is It, Stepan? F\r the love of
<Jod, what Is It? Hare you been
“Yes; I must kill the rnlulster of the
The wife covered her face with her
hands and trembled; then she said, “It
Is you who must die, not the minis
"Rather, we must both die.”
"I mean you must die to the world "
“How can I do that. Natalie 7’
“I-eave It to me."
Metrof shook his head doubtfully.
Nevertheless he had confidence In Ids
wife’s Ingenuity and hoped In a
week he was apparently very 111 His
wife ent for Alex Gagin, president of
the circle, to come and see bliu Me
trof was to bed. His wife said that
worry over the order to kill the min
ister was driving bint Into the grave-.
In two weeks from that time Natalie
ent again for Gagin. who omne and
saw Metrof lying In his coffin. Natalie
had painted ills face so that he made
a disagreeable looking corpse.
"See what you have done!" she said,
covering her hands and weeping co
“Aeli!" exclaimed Gagin conlemp
tflotMly "Your huahand was a cow
ard." *itd wont away. Rut In a mo
meat be returned and, taking a hand
gbiws, placed It before Metrof’s nos
trill, Melruf heard him ask for the
gtaaa mm! when the test was made held
Ids breath. Gagin, catch fug no mois
ture (Mi the glass, went away again -
this time for good.
The next (lay Natalie, In the garb
of a widow, followed n coffin In which
there were stones and boards to the
grave, and n new man was chosen to
kill the minister.
Two years Inter Metrof and his wife
were living In New York, keeping a
wine shop. One day a man entered
the shop and, silting at a table, called
for n glass of wine. At seeing Metrof
lie looked at him keenly. Metro/ went
Into a hack room, where lie found
Natalie and told her that Peter Kata
vlsof, one of the circle whi< h had or
dered him to kill the minister, was In
the shop and had recognized him. “I
shall he followed and murdered,” he
Natalie, Instead <>f giving wav to
grief, began to think.
“You must die again,” she said pres
“That game will not work twh e.”
“Ft will, but must !>o don/* different
Motrof kept n revolver In the house.
Ills wife went out and got a paper
of red dye and a little sponge, rut
ting water and the dye on the sponge
and handing her husband the revolver
loaded with blank partridges, she gave
him instructions what to-do. Metrof
went out Into the shop, where ho
found the stranger waiting. Metrof
went up to him and said: “You have
recognized me. I am lost. But I can
stand this straiD no longer. I will save
you tio trouble of punishing me.”
With that he stepped back to the door
through which he had come, put the
revolver to his temple nud fired. He
fell luto Natalie’s arms, and a red
stream trickled from his temple. She
had squeezed the sponge. She drew
him Into the room and shut the door,
refusing to ndmlt any one but the po
next morning the papers men
tioned ii suicide in the Bowery, nnd
Metrofs representative corpse was
After the funeral Natalie, a widow
for the second time, sold the shop and
went west, where she was joint'd by
her husband. Having bought a farm,
they settled to its cultivation, hoping
that there would he no necessity for
any more funerals.
One day when the couple were on a
train who should walk down the aisle
but Peter Katavlsof. As be passed
them nnd saw Metrof he stopped, his
eyes fixed on him with astonishment.
Then he passed on. and the hunted
man knew that his life was again the
object of the dreaded circle.
Metrof believed that Katavlsof would
report him to the circle at St. Peters
burg uud some cue would be commis
sioned to kill him. He never went out
of his house at night nnd in the day
always carried weapons. One night
there was a knock at his dK>r. Nata
lie motioned him to conceal himself
while she answered the summons. A
man with shocky hair and heard,
whom both recognized for a Russian,
entered and asked for something to
eat. The reply to his request was a
bullet from Metrof sent through the
Natalie found on the body papers to
satisfy ber that be had been sent to
kill her husband. Copying his hand
writing, she wrote the circle in his
name that he had succeeded, but be
-.must into hiding to escape the law.
They Want What
' They Want When
They Want It.
People In the great cities All many
pages of the big newspapers with
WANT AOS. When they want what
they .waul when they want It, they
patronize the WANT Al>. columns.
The same thing can be done in this
town and this paper—the Introduction
of the wanter to the wautee.
If you have anything for sale, for
rent, for exchange; if you want to buy
vr rent anything. If yon want to get a
position or If you want to hire some
A little WANT will bring yon what
The cost i-i insignificant compared
to the satisfactory result.
WHAT IV) Yorr WANT?
ed as before, and burled the woulif be
“Well." said Metrof the night after
having been burled the third time,
“I’ve tired of these funerals.”
“Be comforted,” said his wife. “They
will he sure this time of your death.
We will change once more, and here
after you must be made up to look
like someone else.”
“You can’t make me up for anything
worse than a corpse,” he replied, “and
I’re got used to that.”’
A Drink of Water.
A glass of cold water slowly sipped
will produce a greater acceleration of
the pulse for a time than will a glass
of wine or spirits taken at a draft. In
this connection It may not he out of
place to mention that sipping cold wa
ter will often allay the craving for al
cohol in those who have been In the
habit of taking too much of It and
may be endeavoring to reform, the
effect being probably due to the stimu
lant action of (lie sipping.
A Good Guesser.
Aubrey 1 say, old chap, 1 suppose
you can’t lend me a fiver? Plantagenet
—No, my dear boy, but a man with
ronr capacity for guessing the right
thing ought to be able to win o fortune
on the turf.—London Telegraph.
A Budding Philologist.
Bobble, aged five, saw a cow grazing
in his mother's flower gardeu aud
shouted: “Scat! Scat!"
The cow didn’t seem to be much In
timidated and calmly ale on. Three
year-old Mary, dancing with exclte
inout, exclaimed: “Tell him to ‘scow,’
Wobble; tell him to ‘scow’’.”- Deline
Married th Day They Met.
Horace Greeley and Mary Young
Cheney were married the first day
they met. They had corresponded for
some time, a common frleod who was
something of a matchmaker having
brought this about. She was all his
fancy painted ber, but she was much
disappointed iu his appearance, so
much so that wbeu lie appeared be
fore her, having proposed and been
accepted by letter, she frankly told
hint- that, although she married him,
she was not lu love with him. Their
married life was long and happy, and
the loss of his wife was a blow which
Greeley did not long survive.
Uncle (who left his uephew “refresh
ing”)—Well, Tommy, you see Put back.
Are you ready? What have I to pay,
miss? Waitress—Three buns, four
sponge cakes, two sandwiches, one jel
ly, live tarts and— Uncle—Good
gracious, boy! Are you not ill? Tom
my—No, uncle, but l'tu very thirsty.—
British hypocrisy is gradually disap
pearing. Until a few years ago most
Englishmen fancied that to he horn In
the United Kingdom was to he a para
gon of all the virtues.—Brussels Soir.
“Don’t be covetous.” said Uncle
Eben. “Envyin’ what yob neighbor
has is put de opportn
• ... — av jpjj handin’
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Winder Train Schedules
4rrival and Departure of Trains
Elfective September 18, 1908.
SEABOARD AIR LINE
FROM WrNPKR, <LY., NORTH ANJI HAST
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SOLTH AM) WEST. f
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12:20, Athens 2:18 p m, has a
great cut in time to the east.
This train now arrives Norfolk
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Washington 8:50 am, New York
2:45 pm. Complete dining car
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are requested to make immediate
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