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dent Zarilla's horses, others formed a close
guard, and they galloped off with the tyrant
and his two malodorous ministers. No doubt
a place had been prepared for them. There
are quite a Illmber of well-barred stone
apartments in Puerto Hey.
"/Rmol:e wins," said Mr. Vincenti, calmly
lighting another cigar.
(Captain Cronin had bcen intently watch-
ing the vicinity of the steps for some time.
"('ood boy!" he exclaimed, suddenly, as
if relieved. "' was wondering if he was
going to forget his Ka thleen 1Iavourneen."
Young Olivarra had reascended ,the steps
and spoken a few words to General Pilar'.
That distinguished veteran descended to the
walk and approached Pasa, who still stood,
calm and wonder-eyed, where )icky had left
her. With his hat in his hand, and his
medals and decorations shining on his breast,
the general gave her his arm, and they
went up the steps together. And then
Ramon Olivarra stepped forward and took
both her hands before all the people.
A nd while the cheering was breaking out
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afresh everywhere Captain Cronin and Mr.
Vincenti turned and walked back toward the
landing where the ship's gig was waiting
"There'll be another 'rc-sidle procl-
n ual in the morning," said \Vincenti, mus-
ingly. "As a rule, they are not as re-
liable as the elected ones. But this young-
ster seems to have good stuff in him. lie
planned and maneuvered the whole canm-
paign. Olivarra's widow, you know, was
wealthy. She gave the boy eight years of
the best education in the States. The com-
pany hunted him up and backed him in the
"It's a glorious thing'," said Cronin, half
jestingly, "to be able to discharge a gov-
ernment alnd insert one of your owl choos-
ing, these days."
"It's business," stated Vincenti, stopping
to offer his cigar to a monkey s inging
from a lime tree; "and that is what moves
the world of to-day. That extra re, on, the
price of bananas had to go. W\e took the
quickest way of removing it."
1'T is natural that the people who have least
opportunity to live at home should most
appreciate home. Singers and actresses
II tour take infinite pains to make the room
in the hotel homelike for the two or three
days they are to abide there. The same
solicitude is shown in the furnishing of their
,Iressing-rooms, especially if they are to
Ilay a long engagement.
Madame Melba is attached to her home
ailcve all else, not alone because of the
,ilgrim character of her calling, but also
because her natural domestic talents were
cultivated in youth. Her father positively
Injected to her leanings toward a profes-
sional career. It was all right for her to
play the organ in the parish church aund to
sing there. But to become a public singer'
\\hen she made arrangements to give a
public concert her father prevailed with his
friends and hers to discourage her albition
Iv. refusing to buy any tickets. Only two
Persons of those the family knew re ':: :'ld to
he intlniii'ud hv thl' fhiti m 'is ph:,
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