A FABULOUS COW. One of the older horsemen at the club was In a remlnlsc nt mood, and talked pleasantly of eaily adventures between Idl whirls at a good cigar. Said he. 'Riley was a fr'ind o( my south gifted with that courage and guyety of mind so much esteemed by Stevenson Together with some capitalists n were In I'aducah, K looking afti r a number of yearlings, and at night wu whlled nwny tho time playing rards at the hotel which was on the outskirts out-skirts of town Of course sundrs refreshment! re-freshment! were served dining these sittings, and 1 remember that on occasion Illley proposed a milk pun li "The suggestion was grcctc 1 with up plause, but upon ringing up the nt w-rd w-rd we were Informed that there wax not a diop of milk In the house mor over the hour was too late to hope for finding any one awnko on the neighboring neigh-boring farms. Itlley summoned the colored porter. " 'Who keeps a cow In tho neighborhood neighbor-hood V he demanded. " 'Hmlt an' Jones, an' Itoblnson, an' ' " 'Do they lock the barns?' Interrupted Inter-rupted Itlley. ' 'No, sir.' ' 1 hat w usufllclent. 'Who 11 go w Ith me?' challenged Itlley. I voluiteerrd, agreeing that we should pay for the milk c n the morrow an so the expedition was formed Tearing that the hotel people might be gono by the time we relumed wo had them empty two quarts ot old whisky Into n tin pall Armed with hla we sallied forth Tho coloied porter, whom we bribed to uctompany us, was our guide Wo mndc for the first barn p saw Tin poller tried to dissuade- us piolest-Ing piolest-Ing that the owner kc t a shotgun an 1 slept In the stable hiivluf, been iecent-ly iecent-ly lolbeil by tramps He kill so sho ' declared the bos nnd lie 1 for his life ' Inside the barn It was ns dark ns pitch. We struik a light wlihli we extlngnlshid as soon as we had located Hie cow 'I hen we got lo work without delay. I did the milking, while Illley unlerlook lo keep the cow quiet Just ns 1 w is tliiMilng Itlley utterod a quer groin followed lis an outi rs. The cow had pinned him Iu the wall and was Hi hiding him as though possessed The Inevitable happened Avvoktntd by Itllcs a voice, the ogio of the t unites un-ites came down on us like a thunderbolt, thunder-bolt, aciompinled bs a shotgun and two assistants with clubi ind lanterns 'Don t shoot" 1 yelled grappling vnlorously Willi the cow. 'Wo surrender!' surren-der!' " What nre se iloln there?" growled the farmer. 1 was silent "'Wo c nine- to look at the cow'' gasped lilies, who was ns cool ns a sliced cucumber and Just nbout as thick "What do sou want to look at that cow for' lingering the gun! ' Wo wish to buy It" declared Itlley, escaping (nun his perilous poiltlon. 'I took th- me, and we closed the bargiln then nnd there. Tho cow was oura at the pilco or the farm and wo weie glad to escape with our lives, and In such a huiry to get away that we left our pull behind us Ilarls the ncit day wo had some callers-tho farmer nnd his sons They caiuu reeling Into tho hotel, arm In aim like tips sailors 1 li old man shook me coidlally by the hand Did sou milk that cow last night?' he demanded " Yes. Blr.' ' 'Did sou put tho milk Into the pall thai sou left In tho ham?' ' 'Yt3, -'r 'The farmer grinned happily. 'We ill nnk the milk!' ho declared, thickly You.all hive a gre it birgaln If we hid her luck sou couldn t bus her for her w.lght In gold could thes hoys?' No slice chimed In the- boss ns on mm N Y Herald.