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I-A Trilby Auction, I

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I A Trilby Auction, I The Price of Feet. I One of the most singular methods of raillÎ money to aid in paying a Weeleyan preaobeP salary was that resorted to the other eveniol ia the village of Suffern, New York. ø was inaugurated by a Mrs Moore, secretary of the local branch of the Epworth League and took the form of a Trilby auction. TW prettiest girls in the village bad arrayed their selves in all their finery. The young men bill donned their Sunday clothes. The entertainment took place in the lecture-room of the MetbodiJI Church. A curtain bad been drawn across tit. front of the platform and ao arranged that It buill to within four inches of the platform. TM young men were gathered in front of this ourtMe with their eyes glued to the open space at tW bottom. Mr O. G. Wiley, a merchant, 01 [ Suffern, and a pillar of the church, was lbO auctioneer. Presently one of the young wotneS walked out upon the platform, and the speotatotf beheld her feet. Now," said the auctioneer, these feet will B'I. to the highest bidder, and the purchaser wig have the privilege of takinsr the possessor of tM feet to supper." Ah-h-h-li murmured IIbf young men. The identity of the feee," coif tinued the auctioneer, will not be revealed until the sale is over. Now, gentlemen, wbrf will you bid for the feet that stand before yon f. Ten cents," timidly ventured a youth. What! Ouly ten cents for those Trilbies Well, wellt well Ten -ten-ten-iffteen-that's rlgbt J Oonrf along, boys. When I was as yonng as you I'd never stop at fifteen cents for—twenty—good boy Twenty—twenty—twenty Any mort bids Are these delicately-curved Trilbies goiaf for only twenty cents Shame Jast think of the poor girl's feelings Going to supper with. young man who only bid twenty cents for bel feet "Twenty-five then said the same yOU09 man who had bid twenty, whereat the auctioneot smiled. The first pair of feet finally went to thii young man for twenty-five cents. The yotu)2 lady was Miss Frey, one of the belles of tW village. Now's yeur Chance, 80ys I JJ I When the bidding became slow half a dozen of the girls came upon the platform at one time anl stood in a row. Now's your chance, boys, sail the auctioneer. Wo will begin with the feei at the extreme left. What am I bid for them?" "Twenty cents. Twenty—twenty -twenty Any more ? Thoae lovely feet going for 20 cents ? Why, when I wat young—that's right, t wen ty-ti ve.-twenty-five- twenty-five! Going, going, gone 1" It was Mint May Wiley, the daughter uf the auctioneer. Then came a pair of feet with high insteps, "Thirty cents cr:ed a young man. "Thirty one!" shouted another. "Ttkirty-twol" Tile bidding on these feet ran up to 50 cents and then paused. Goiiag-goin-" Fifty-one hastily cried the youug man who had started tbe bidding, and it caught the feet. The owner ol them was Miss Belle Clay, also one of the prettiest girls of the village, and the bid was the highest of the evening. After the Bidding. The auctioneer found that high inatepa aroused brisker bidding than flat ones. He also found that the feet were absolutely no index to the nature or the appearance of the possessor, fof some of the prettiest and moso popuiar girls of the League went for ridiculously low sums. When the sale was over there was a great deal of clisappointment and a great deal of rejoio. ing. Some of the young men who bad obtained feet for ten cents found that they had won the very girl whom they had desired, while some that had allowed their enthusiasm to oarry them above 30 cents found they had the wrong girl. Strange as it may seem, many of the ladiso whose feet brought large bids were elderly and far from beautiful, while in other instances very pretty lasses had been auctioneered off at the first bid.-IVest-niinster Gazette.

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