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HANGING THE STOCKINGS?
Six little worsted stockings hanging all in a
And I havo patched two scarlet heels, and
darned a crimson toe.
Over the eyes ot azure, over the eyes
Seemed as though the eyelids could never
he coaxed down.
I sang for a good long hour before they
were shut quite tight.
For to-morrow will be Christmas, and old
Nick comes to-night. "
We laughed as we dropped the candles into
heel and toe,
For not ono little stocking wa- missing
from the row.
But oh, the empty cradles-tho tears that
The voico of Rachael crying- my soul can
For there is no child to-night in manya
houso I know,
Whero a little sock was hanging only a year
And when our work was ended, wo stood a
Silently praying tho Father to soothe that
Who looks on her unworn stockings amid
her falling tears,
Whose darling ls keeping Christmas in
Christ's eternal years.
I THE COLONEL'S
I CHRISTMAS STORY. I
OU see," said Alaire,
as he stretched him
self out comfortably
iu his chair ' before
tho fire, "it is one of
the cheerful peculiar
ities of Christmas that
it makes a man home
sick who has uo home. It is senti
ment, it is tradition, it is human na
ture, perhaps, but it never strikes one
so forcibly and desolately that he is
alone in the world as then-when he
sees all the world rushing homeward."
"Yes," I assented, "there ought to
be a Society for Providing Unattached
Gentlemen of Affectionate Dispositions
with homes to go to at Christmas and
' Thanksgiving. I intend to call the at
tention of the conference of Charities
to it at their next meeting.'
We had dined together-the colonel,
Alaire and I-at a little comer of tho
club dining-room, and the meal had
not been a very cheerful one, in spite
of the fact that the chef had surpassed
himself. Afterwards we had walked
around to the colonel's room for one
of the long, discursive talks in which
we three, who were friends of many
years' standing, delighted.
Somehow we were unusually quiet.
It was Christmas Eve, and at such a
time, each heart audits its*account
1 -X-ML fM.fa_ axn? -no -matter "What -thTT
world may say of success or failure, it
strikes its own balance of happiness
or sorrow. Suddenly, across the still
ness of tho room, there floated clear
and sweet from the pavement below a
child's voice singing an old Christmas |
carol. The colonel went over and
raised the window and stood listening,
with his broad shoulders toward us.
"Star of Bethlehem"-the childish
voice quavered and faltered in its song.
He threw a handful of coin on the
pavement and shut the window down.
"Ah," he said, drawing his breath
sharply, "I used to sing that myself
when I wns a child. My mother used
to play on an old-fashioned spinnet,
and we used to sing-" Then he
turned to us abruptly. "I am going
We made a little gesture of protest
and surprise, but he did not notice it.
"It isn't the fashion," he went on,
"for people to care much for anythiug.
It isn't fin de si?cle to weep, and most
of us havo forgotten how to laugh,
and we crush down all emotion as if
we were ashamed of it. I am like the
rest of my world I have never talked
about myself, and yet to-night I have
a fancy to tell you a bit of my life.
It will help you to understand-when
I am gone. If I tire you, stop me,
A man is generally a bore when he
talks about himself.-"
Alaire reached up aud turned out
the single jet of gas that was burning.
"It is better talking in the dark,"
he said, but I knew the exquisite
chivalry of the man. He would not
read what was written in the open
book of the colonel's face. What he
told ns we would know; no more.
There was a long pause. "You will
understand," he said, slowly, "that it
is not easy for meto talk of this thing.
Of course, as the cynical French pro
verb has it, there was a woman in the
case. I had been off to college, and
when I came home for the Christmas
holidays I found her there-Alicia, j
Her father had moved into our neigh
borhood from a -near-by city while I
had been away from home. He was a
semi-invalid, whose health had failed,
and his physician had recommended
country air, and so he had bought a
farm near ray father. I don't know
how girls appear to boys now, who
have sweethearts in their cradles, and
who are blase in their very childhood.
I had always been a shy, dull fellow,
and to me she appeared a very god
dess. I remember she had on a soft
blue gown, and some pale winter roses
were on her breast.
"Well," and the colonel laughed un
mirthfully, "the tale is soon told. I
loved her from the first moment I ever
saw her. I went back to college with
my head filled full of fancies about her,
graduated and came home to mettle
down to the peaceful life of a Ken
tucky farmer. By and by Alicia prom
ised to be my wife, and for six months
I lived in a fool's paradise. 'Wait,'
her father said; 'you are both too
young to marry,' and so I waited on
patiently enough. Every day was so
pressed down and running over with
joy thit I had no need to hurry.
"Did you ever think," asked the
colonel suddenly, "that a great love is
like a strong light held close to the
eyes? It blinds one to everything
else, and sometimes it is tho selfishest
thing On earth. Afterwards I knew
that Alicia never really. loved me.
That I, slow of thought and speech,
with no grace of manner or person,
was never the one to have filled her
ideal or touched her fancy. In prom
ising to marry me she had been swept
away by the ptrongtU of ray passion,
And I poured out ?nob, a wealth of
Who stands under tl
May bo kissed, til'
"Now's your chance,
" Sister's under th?
love on her that I never noticed she
gave nothing in return, She le? me
love her-that was enough.
"That Christmas Walton, a college
mate of mine, came to spend theholi-.
days with me. He was a showy, brill
iant young fellow, but one whom I had
never faucied, and his coming was en
tirely accidental. He happened to be
in that part of the ?State and droppped
in to see me. Ton know how such
tilings happen. Of course he met
Alicia. They sang together and danced
together, and all at once my pensive
little darling blossomed out into a
brilliant woman, and still I suspected
nothing, loved her too well; I was
too loyal to be jealous. She seemed,
happy in Walton's company, and sol
pressed him to stay, and he lingered
on for weeks and weeks.
"After a while 'Wal ton w^ni.
-irrrrri-pould irrrtmutliitf a'~Trfa'ct
constant, aversion. I don't know what,
that had come upon Alicia. Then one
day, in a little burst of petulant,unrea
soning wrath about some trifle, she
turned upon nie and told me the whole
bitter truth-that she had never really
loved me-that her heart was given to
Walton, and she hated me because I
stood between her nnd him.
"Of course one cannot bind a woman
to one when she wishes to be free. I
was not cur enough to whine, but I
went to Europe for a bit, and when I
came back settled in the city. I
couldn't go back there. She had
changed the world for me.
"Alicia and Walton were soon mar- j
ried, and it turned out most unfor
tunately. He ?broke her heart by
every refinement of cruelty; he wasted
her fortune, neglected and deserted
her, and through it all she loved him
still. God knows a woman's ideals
"Finally he had the grace to die, and
left her penniless to face the world
alone. Nothing on earth," said the
colonel slowly, "is so sad to me as a
gentle woman, used to the refinements
and elegancies of life, who finds her
self dependent on her own exertions
for a livelihood. Of course often they
work out the hard problem but at
what agony of body and soul no one
can know. Alicia was like the rest.
She had the inexact knowledge of the
ordinary girls boarding school, but
she could not have stood the examina
tion to have taught the ab c's in a pub
lic school. She had a sweet voice and
a sympathetic touch in music, but that
isn't what the young ladies who 'ren
der' pieces want to know nowadays.
She could paint and draw a little, but
you know the whole dreary story.
Nothing that would count in these
days when the world must have value
received for what it pays, and yet she
must earn her bread. She tried the
usual things-boarders-but ehe who
had been used to entertaining with a
lavish hospitality did not know how to
make every economy tell, and so that
was a failure. First one thing and
then another she tried. Everything
was a failure, and then she lost cour
age and threw down her arms, a poor
little vanquished warrior in the battle
"Then she drifted to this city, found
a poor room, and has lived-if anyone
may call such existence living-by
selling or pawning the remnants she
had left of the finery of other days,
"Yesterday I was on the street, and
in crossing a crowded corner I was so
jostled against a poor woman who
clutched in her hand a piece of money
that it fell on tho pavement and rolled
under the feet of the passers-by. I
stooped to pick it up, and when I put
it in her hand I looked straight in the
eyes of Alicia.
" 'Jack!" she said, faintly, and I an
We could not speak there, and I al
most lifted her in a cab that was
standing by the curb, and by and by
she told me what I have been telling
you. She was half starved, friendless
and homeless and cold, and she told
me with a little smile more pitiful
than any tears could have been, that
she had determined to end a life that
had in it nothing but sorrow and want
"For me," said the colonel, softly,
"there has never been but one woman
in the world. I gave her my whole
love when my heart was young, and it
has never faltered, jSo I asked her
there, in her poor room, to bo my
wife, as I had asked her years before,
and when she pointed to her poor
withered face and spoke of the yertVBOf
s mlutlutoo now."
sorrow alie had caused me she would
have,knelt at my feet.
" 'Brow could I have ever slighted
such love/ she wept; "how could I
how could I!'
v '-|."We are going to be married to
morrow," said the colonel, "and I am
going to take 'ier back to Kentucky
for a while, back to where the blue
grass will be soft about her poor feet
that have wandered homeless through
the -city. My God, men, think how
.hjjrd the streets of a city are to a
homeless woman! Back to where the
.eyes that have been seared looking
into the hard face of poverty shall see
nothing but the pitying smile of na
ture; back to peace and quiet and rest,
where she will forget the world, and
maybe there I shall win the love I
missed so many years ago."
? ? reached out in silence and. took
-s&gfc-c?kt? al '?r --hfontfe - a,u<3 "Alairo.r lit~vgv -
Tnalfch, and all at once the room flamed
into sudden brilliance:'
."And now," said the' colonel, "give
me a Christmas toast before you go.
'My Old Kentucky Home,' God bless
it. Standing, please!"
Even Christmas Had X? Terrors.
And it came to pass that the Meek
Eyed Youth looked upon the Glorious
Gild while her cheeks were red, and
he spake unto her, saying:. "Fairest
creature upon earth, wilt thou be my
And the Glorious Girl made swift
answer, saying:^"Not, O Reginald!
not until you have given mo positive
proof that you love me."
And the face of the Glorious Girl was
even as the wild lily of the untrodden
forest for coyness, but her voice was
like unto tho tax collector's for firm
And the Meek-Eyed Youth looked
him far away into the henceforth, for
a great fear was with him. and in his
wailing woe he was fain to end it all.
And it came to pass that in that
darkest moment a great light dawned
upon him, and he spake unto the
Glorious Girl, saying: "Lerc, perad
venture, thou misunderstandst me,
again do I say, be my beauteous bride.
As for proof that I love thee, fair one,
let me draw your attention to the fact
chat Christmas is scarce four weeks
hence-dost want more proof?"
And straightway the Glorious Girl
nestled close to his more or less manly
breast, and even ns she nestled she
spake, saying: "Thou art indeed brave.
Most men would have waited till after
Christmas; but you-ouch! You
mustn't muss my hair, dear!"-Balti
A Chance in tho Date.
Dillingham-"I think Christmas
ought to be held on the twenty-sixth
Dillingham-"Because now that it
is held on the twenty-fifth the twenty
sixth finds people about tired to
WATCHING FOR SANTA CLAUS.
The children He In tho lire-glow warm.
Watching for Santa, and wishing so hard,
With bright heads resting on each little
And eyes ashine in a fixed regard
Oh, no! they're not a blt sleepy nt all,
As they watch and wait for Santa Claus'
But Santa knows they aro watching for
So he laughs to himself, and slyly waits
Till their eyollds droop, and Sleep takes
Off into Dreamland, and locks his gates,
And leaves thom in charge of the fairy
Who leads them out in tho morning light..
Now Santa Claus comes to tho little black
Of stockings that hang in tho chimney
And isn't it funny that ho should know
Which wants a doll, skates, sled or book?
Then his lightened pack to his shoulder
And off again as tho wild wind sings.
When the stars aro gone, and the sun peeps
Thero ls heard tho patter of little foot;
Tho children rush in with a joyous shout
Tho stockings aro emptied-Oh, bright
Are tho happv faces and voleos gay
And hearts ini?lo merry on Christmas Day:
.Phe Puritans Would Not Hear of Plum
The plum pudding that years of use
had made sacred to Christmas, was a
sweet morsel dear to epicurean mem
ory, hui never to be mentioned in a
community where a Puritanic rage
awakened at the mere mention of any
thing connected with that "impious
Holiday of Anti-Christ."
And in those days of privation Eng
land's crown would have been as easy
an attainment for her runaway subjects
as the rich ingredients for composing
the historic delicacy.
But private store of raisins and
Zante currants and small boxes of cit
ron began to accumulate in the little
corner wallcupboards, where the fru
gal housewives kept the treasures sent
them from friends in the mother coun
try. When church and courts sanc
tioned some modest feasting, a pud
ding was compounded, in such houses
as could afford it, and considered by
flippant youthful partakers to be one
of the chief privileges of Thanksgiving
A whole chapter might be written
about the plum pudding of old Eng
land, but poets and historians have
made it sufficiently famous, and our
attention, as loyal Americans, may
well be given to the almost pathetic
efforts of the colonists to imitate it
with such ingredients as their slender
resources allowed. An early letter
from a colonist says:
"Although we have not as yet known
physical starvation, yet so seldom
have daintyes been on our board that
it was some admiration to us when the
goodwife of one of oui* number made a
fine pudding from meal supplied by
the Indians and the abundant berries
(whortleberries) that grow like small
plums on straight wild bushes."
There is another record, or tradi
tion, ol a pudding that was sacred to
Thanksgiving Day a few years later,
when store ships more regularly
crossed to exchange the supplies of an
older civilization for such things as
the settlers could obtain from the In
dians, or manufacture among them
selves. Probably the gadding has
been changed in some respects to suit
the present day, but in the main "the
recipe remains as it was handed down,
and all the descendants of one noble
Puritan family serve it invariably at
their Thanksgiving dinners. Slices
an inch in thickness are cut from a
loaf of homo-made bread and spread
generously with butter. One of them
is laid in the bottom of a three-quart
tin pail and then dotted with' twelve
raisins as impartially arranged as pos
sible. Another slice laps this, and in
its turn receives its allotment of rais
ins. Slice after slice is thus laid on
till the whole loaf is in the pail, into
which is then poured a custard mix
ture, made by adding twelve beaten
eggs and a flavoring of salt to a quart.
of milk. In the morning the pail
tightly covered, with its contents un
disturbed, is plunged into a great ket
tie of-IrotC'Watei^h^ging^Trpoii a er?ae
over the huge wood fire, and there left
to boil for four hours or till time for
the homogeneous boulder-like form
that the compound had resolved into,
to be slid out upon a dish and served
at "the sweet end of dinner," with a
sweet sauce made tasty with clovers
ciunamon and mace,
The pudding is palatable enough to
please any ono, but when it was first
in use the bread was undoubtedly
made of rye or Indian corn; and there
must have been many times when the
supply of raisins running short, the
perplexed cooks had to substitute
dried berries for the raisins. It is a
question, too, if the generous number
of eggs had not to be lessened some,
"Good morning, Mr. Gander! [A
"Yes; I'm all covered with goose
Millions Who DoNot Celebrate Christinas.
There are millions upon millions of
people in the world who will not cele
brate Christmas, and there are other
millions to whom Christmas is objec
Take the followers of Mohammed,
for instance. They are divided into
forty or fifty different sects, among
which are the Nousay-rie-yeh. There
are aboui 50,000 of them, and they be
lieve in transmigration of the soul.
They believe that men's souls pass
after death into the bodies of animals.
For them the story of tho birth and
life of Christ has no charms.
' Then there are the Druses, who
profess to have knowledge that God
has visited the world 234 times, but
they do not believe in Christ. For
them Christmas has no significance.
It is equally disregarded by Bud
dhists, Japanese, Chinese, Brahmins
and Mohammedans. "There is no
God but Allah," says the Mohamme
dans, "and Mohammed is his prophet."
Mohammed's followers also have curi
ous notions in regard to the fate of un
believers' children. Some believe
that these children act as the servants
of the faithful in paradise, and Mo
hammed is recorded as saying on one
occasion to his wife:
"If though desirest, I can make
thee hear their cries in Hades."
Other Mohammedan authorities,
however, dissent from this view, and
one of them boldly says: "I know that
Allah will not torment those who have
not committed any sin."
Dix-"If my wife asks yon my
brand of cigars between now and
Christmas, tell her these, and say-"
Dix-"Don't charge her over a dol
lar a box; I'll pay the balance."
Without, the frost-winged breezes blow
Across the wold, above, below,
And thc rose in every cheek ls stirred
With tho downy kiss of each snow-flake bird,
Wlthiu, the cheerful Yule log Are
Lrlms with music's high desire,
SUoda light and oheer below, above,
Bespeaking the warmth of homely- love,
A IOBSE IS SUPERIOR
THE WHEEL WON'T DO ALTOGETHER
FOR CAVALRY SERVICE.
Lieutenant Sloss' Bide of 1900 Milos Be
tireen Fort Missoula and St. Louis,
Ho.. Demonstrates .That tho Uorso ls
Still a Great Necessity in Warfare.
Lieutenant James A. Moss, of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry, United States
Army, stationed at Fort Missoula,
Mont., has just completed his report
to tho War Department concerning the
extended bicycle trip made during the
last summer by himself and a corps of
twenty troopers, under orders from
General Miles. This trip was made
for the purpose of determining the
pr?ctical utility of the wheel as a part
of the equipment of an army in the
field and the feasibility of using it as a
substitute for the cavalry hort-e.
During this journey the soldiers
observed all the regulations of camp
life, with the exception of sentry duty.
Beveille was sounded each morning
at ? o'clock and the regular army
breakfast was quickly served. About
an hour was required to prepare the
machines for the day's journey and
promptly at 6 o'clock the march be
gan. Two hours' rest was taken at
noon and then the day's work was
completed, the number of miles
traveled varying according to the
weather, the condition of the roads and
the steepness of grades.
The , experiences and incidents of
each day are reported with an exact
ness which makes the record of great
value to the War Department and of
considerable interest to bicycle enthu
siasts. Lieutenant Moss himself con
siders the trip to have been highly
satisfactory, though many hardships
were endured in some portions of the
journey. There were many long and
wearisome miles of walking in pour
ing rain, in heavy sleet and under a
burning sun, for in this western coun
try all kinds of weather may be en
countered within a few days. There
was intense suffering from hunger and.
thirst, the distances between supply
stations being so long that rations
were sometimes nearly exhausted,
while the men at times were compelled
to travel thirty miles with little or no
food, on one occasion traveling forty
two miles on a small piece of bread and
a cup of weak coffee. He also says
that they suffered severely from the
effects of the alkali waters of Wyoming
and South Dakota, and that in the
sand hills of Nebraska the strength
and endurance of the mea were tested
to the utmost. Both bicycles and
riders reached St. Louis in good con
dition, however, the soldiers being in
perfect health, only one man having
been compelled to turn back.
The men making this journey were
chosen from a large body of volunteers
from the two companies stationed at
.Fort Missoula, who were desirous of
making the trip. They were selected
with reference to their, ability to with
stand the hardships of the march, and
though the- "majority of them TuVd
learned to ride the bicycle they were
far from being a corps of experienced
riders. One man, for instance, had
never been on a wheel until three days
before the start, but it was thought
that his very inexperience would only
make the test the more thorough and
conclusive. The twenty troopers ac
companying Lieutenant Moss were all
from the Twenty-fifth Infantry (col
ored) stationed at Fort Missoula.
The distance traveled is reported as
1900 miles, which was covered in thir
ty-four days of actual travel, making
an average of 6.3 miles an hour. The
wheels even to the tires were in excel
lent condition at the finish. Lieuten
ant Moss considers the trip a decided
success and expresses himself as fol
"The bicycle has a number of ad
vantages over the horse. It does not
require as much caro, it needs no for
age, it moves much faster over fair
roads, it is not as conspicuous andean
be hidden from view more easily, it ia
noiseless and raises but liHle dust and
it is impossibb to determine direction
from its track. Furthermore, the fight
ing strength of a bicycle corps is not
diminished|by 'horse-holders.' Under
favorable conditions the bicycle is in
valuable for courier work, scouting
duty, road patrolling and rapid recon
"A bicycle corps as an adjunct to
infantry or cavalry could render ex
cellent service where speed, rather
than number, is required-such as
taking possession of passes, bridges
and strong places ahead of the com
mand and holding them until re-en
forcements could be g.it from the
main road. On the other hand, in
rainy weather and over bad roads the
horse is superior. The very thought
of the bicycle doing away with the
cavalry altogether is ludicrous. Each
has peculiar functions of its own-a
particular field in which under cer
tain conditions the one is superior to
the other. The question, therefore,
which confronts us is: Should not a
modern, up-to-date army have both,
that it might avail itself of the ad
vantages of ono or the other, as the
proper conditions present themselves?
* * ? ?'The trip has been very
satisfactory to me and I think it has
fully demonstrated the practicability
of the bicycle as a means of trans
porting troops. "-Chicago Record.
Passing of a Historic Spot.
Washington Point, one of the old
landmarks of the Palisades of the
Hudson, which tradition says was
where General Washington watched
the deportation of the American Army
after it had crossed the Hudson in its
retreat from Fort Washington, is rap
idly disappearing, b'?ing blown down
by a firm of street contractors for use
as macadam for roadways. The" point
was purchased by these road contrac
tor., some time ago, and the blasts re
move from 100,000 to 600,000 tons of
it at a time. A blast is being pre
pared now whioh will dislodge 600,000
tons of roc?f.
Taking His Meantime.
"Who is that young man?" inquired
"We don't know much about him
yet," replied her daughter. "He has
either mingled in circles far more ex
clusive than ours or else he is wholly
unused to the manners of good soci
"How do you reach that opinion?"
"He has an absurd way-of shaking
hands that none of us over sa.w be*
for* "?Washington. Star.
Chill & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DAY.
The Chinaman's Horses.
The Chinese are not usually cred
ited with, merciful qualities, but if the
man is merciful who is merciful to his
beast, tho quality must be natural to
many Chinese in America, The few
Chinese in our eitle who deliver goods
to their countrymen, or have*other
uses for horses, often possess sleek sid
well-fed animals whose care shows
fondness and generosity.
The Oregonian says that there is a
Chinese vegetable peddler in Portland
whose two horses have long been ad
mired by his customers. He feeds
them on tho streets, and one day lately
some passers-by, who saw that the
man always seemed to be concocting
some special dish for the team,
watched him prepare their luncheon.
First he led the horses into the
shade, loosened the traces and took off
the bridles. Then he took a nose-bag
for each, and into each bag poured a
good measure of rolled barley. Next
he cut up some carrots small, put them
into the nose-bags and mixed them up
with the barley. Finally he went to
his wagon and got four eggs, two of
which he broke into each measure and
stirred them up with the barley and
The horses watched these prepara
tions with great interest and were
"correspondingly elated," as the elec
tion dispatches say, when the bags
containing the appetizing mixture were
hung on their noses. Then they pro- .
ceeded to eat with gusto, and the
Chinaman turned to a frugal lunch of
his own, which apparently consisted of
an onion and a piece of dry bread.
White drivers who give their horses
a nicer lunch than they themselves eat
are probably rare, east or west.
Johnson's Chill and Fe'
ver Tonic is aONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
Commodore Melville proposes, lu
order to test the question of trans
polar currents, to send adrift a num
ber of specially constructed casks
north of Behring Strait, and theri at
tempt to trace their course. "Cer
tainly," says the Philadelphia Press,
"the .experiment is worth "trying, and
lt would be fitting were the money
raised in Philadelphia to furnish the
casks. As to sending them adrift, the
United States Government vessels
which will be called upon to do - more
active duty in Alaskan waters v?i??
ev'pr b?forp michl weil liri
work. In ?avor?Me_Jsilia2i?
north of WrangeMslahd is bl
ant excursion, and under very favora^
ble conditions the casks could be
dropped off so far north as to Insurw
that they would follow the Jeannette
The Rattlesnake's Foe.
The rattlesnake finds a superior foe
In the deer and black snake. When
ever a buck discovers a rattlesnake in
a situation which invites attack, he
loses no time in preparing for batle.
He makes up to within ten or twelve
feet of the snake, then leaps forward,
and aims to sever the body of the
snake with one of his sharp, bifurcated
hoofs. The first onset is most com
Johnson's Chill and Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Fever in
Sees His Subjects Alone.
The King of Sweden arranges his
dme to the best advantage. After an
early breakfast with the Queen he
gives audience to public officials and
Swedish, Norwegian and also foreign
Ministers, as well as reviewing and in
specting troops, and so forth. Friday
is occupied by a council meeting, and
Tuesday morning is given to the pub
lic. As "father of his people," he sees
even the poorest peasant and most un
known . being in his kingdom who
wishes to speak with him, and gives
audience alone, no third person being
present. The evenings, and indeed the
best part of the night, King Oscar
gives up to his literary pursuits. His
poems and romances are now well
known for their artistic excellence.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from S
to IO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONE DAY.
Reports indicate a poor peanut crop
this year. It was hurt first by the dry
weather, and then by the wet Weather.
The rain found a part of the crop on
the ground, dug, but not sacked, and,
as there hasn't been sunshine enough
to dry the peas, the result is that both ,
the vines and the nuts are damaged
from mildew. And even where the
peas had been stacked there is some
damage from the rain being carried by
the high wind into the interior of th?
Diploma to a Queen.
At the instance of the professors of
literature of the University of Buda
pest, the faculty of that Institution
have voted to give the honorary de
gree of doctor ot philosophy to the
Queen of Roumania. known in litera
ture as Carmen Sylvia. A deputation
from the university will visit Bucha
rest to convey to the Queen her
A woman In Washington claims to
have the power to locate any internal
physical disorder by means of concen
trating her vision upon the patient
Physicians have declared that "her ob
servations are correct, and they are
able to use them in diagnosing a- dis