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Ritm itlea W.ea. S.. wheiye -
Whom Irle. s.l bnat er the .ith,
Whm an is iam. aud Jq. .ad nd.h,
Lr .I*im bl ha. ain.. We ply a
Wsato im rea I thae a l m fayr,
WhTo eatroi m hwg o'er the woi,
orM o o ausemr joy bar sil woue by.
-8eam. Cnfbat. EM TAW Curmi
mThey les a round th dirl fair,
To bow before theprfttI.t these;
A erdibsde die dspbad;
Altbhb I ea-'t say wsta It mean.
ThM WSYI1d lookd IoDL ouleat.
hs tak wra than mew bguln;
To knedl befgc thu witit oe.
Oar. mine the NW. mai susmit he,
And benUil dorw upou hia ne,
Be turand her eyes ra u loor;
I thimk s thought te p a bu
To kias th oem be obllod v t e
Hs kLaaed ti siis mald, e did,
And tha-tlnh- why I es't delds
Mrs. RIther sat ows and kliag
her heads-a thin sh very seldom
did--looked riefully at the reast
able with its array of unwashed
dishes, at the pile of mending la her
work basket near the window, and,
last sad longest, at the heap e letters
in her lap.
They were bills, ever oe of them;
even the aristocrati-iohlnig square
white eavelop, which no one could
have suspected of being a dun, bkld
the doctor's memorandum of the wim
due lfor professional services during
past six months."
There were dils from the grooer,
from the butcher and the baker, the
traditiona! cendlestick-maker being
formidably repreasnted by the gas
company with its quarterly statement.
The total made her sick at heart.
Yet she had tried so hard to be
economicall-too hart, she thought
bitterly, as she remembered In her
secret soul that Johnnle's attack of
onia might have been averted
bytout rubber boots and by new and
warm under clothing in place of the
id flannels she had patehed sad darn
ed so faithfully.
The mew garments had to be pur
ohased after ., In spite of her bort
sighted thrift. They were the Do
tor's Arst prescription after the crisis
She thought too, ow, to save the
expease of a sick nsrse, which they
could so ill afor~, she had tried to
eare for the sick boy day sad night,
at a time when her own physical sys.
tem called for rest. Of course, she
had broken down in the effort with
the result that she, as well as Johnnme,
had to be nursed, and the doctor had
two patients instead of one. We all
of as make such mistakes, now sad
Well, there was no use Ia eryi
over spilt milk; at all events, sh had
no time to sit down for any such pur
pose, so she went about her duties
with willing hands, if with a heavy
There was one thing she could do,
if only John could be made to con
sent. The neow cloak, whih made
such a heavy item in l)rper * De
Lane's hill, and which John ad given
her for Christmas, could be returned.
She had not worn it, and its pur
ehase had been conditional on her ap
John, who, as every one will under
stand. was her husband, Mr. Rather
was a bookkeeperin a downtown store,
with a salary which scarcely sufliced,
with strict economy, to buy bread and
butter, clothes and shelter, for his
Still, they managed to keep a mod
erate bank account, and this was the
irst time they had really run behind
hand. But while she was sick there
had been no one to watch and guard
against all possible leaks, aid the gro
cery bill was double what it ought to
have been. As for generous, warm.
hearted John, he had never stopped to
count dollars, much less pennies, with
his wife and boy lying ill, the house
had been kept like an oven, and the
amount of coal and gas used had been
She thought of all this again and
again through the long day, and there
was small wonder if her children
Sound her absent-minded more than
once. That sum total haunted herlike
a nightmare, and for the first time in
her life she dreaded her husband's
coming. because of the burden of care
which awaited him.
She put the hateful envelopes out of
sight-at least he should eat his sup.
per in peace and comfort-and made
the children tidy for their father's
home-coming. The fact that New
Year's is a legal holiday in no wise
shortened his day's work; the books
must be posted biefore taking necount
It was long after dark, when at last
she heard the sound of his latch key
in the lock of the front door, and she
hastened to hurry up supper, as the
children rushed pell mell to welcome
their father. He came in smiling, as
usual, the center of a small tumult of
Itful noise. "'Maybe you think it
is't cold out of doors," he said
bri-htly. "Supper most ready? I'm
as hIlngrv as a hunter." And then,
with :a l.lnee at the mantel, "No let
tr-s--,nly onoe delivery to-day. I re
"I think they might have let you oft
early this afternoon.," she answered
"Impossible, my dear," he replied,
"why this s the very busest part of
my year. Don't you know that, little
"I ought to, by this time," she slid.
with a srry attemp at a laugh; "but
couldn't help hl all the same;
come. supper is ready."
Both Mrs. Rather and her husband
had long ago teeitly agreed to aurr
der to the ehldrea tihe rst hour or so
after his return every eveniag. It was
the "ehildren's hour," anl ualess
there bhanaed to be company at tea.
all conversatio In which they could
aol take part was postponed until
after their early bedtime.
By and by that enme, and the little
o dk sd goodlst, and went up
stairs with their m er to be tuoked
away for the aight.
The a hush fell on the household,
nnd Mr. Ruther lit his pipe, and drew
the evening paper from his poeket.
When his wife eao down again and
took the eat on theotherade of the ta.
hie with herewiag,he laid the aewspa
per down, sad looked up with the air
of a man who has ilportant news to
tell. "What do you think. Mellr" he
said, "Tom Whittemore is going out
to t. PauL"
"So far?" she answered. "He will
be quite a loss to you, woa't her'
*.Well, yes, 1 shall misa him; we
have alwas been good frendsyou
know, but I'm not sure that his ln
wou't be a rather good thing firua,
alt is for him. 1e has a good orer
out there, good salay, ad the hamee
of a interest Ia the beusnees-ac ofer
he ean't afford to refuse. The thing
that coenerns us most, however, Is that
he wants me to take his place In The
Building Fund-at just what it eaet
him, 600,4 and $16 a month to the
"I doa't quite understand."
"O yes, you do, if you will think a
moment. Don't you know be got his
ouse by Jotnlng building aseels
ion, and t te rent of the bous goes to
the purchase money. He has paid ve
hundred on it, and the rant now is t$1
Is that so P Why, t is a better a*
than this. whichk oste us $10 more."
"Whikh goes into our landlord's
pooket-yes. It really is a wonderful
chanee for s, because the property
has advanced in value dos ha bought
it, and is certain to icrease in the-fu
ture, but be wants ready aoney to
orve with. and so offers to let aus have
it at east. He gives me the refusal for
a week. which Ts very good of him."
"Anad you are gosg to take Itr' she
"1k cthi a ," be replied. "Our
Mr. Barker is the president the
Building Fund, so there wou't be any
trouble about my taklag Whittemore
place. Thea, I have -400 in beak,
and I think in a week or two le s
mantage to raise the rest. By the way,
have bills oome in. and ow mueh
are they "r
There was no help for it, the dreaded
moment had come, with a fresh bitter,
aese added thereto. She brought out
the pile of envelopes, and banding
the to him sat down in calm despera
tie, while he examlned them-the
sact that she was only Indirectly re
sponsible for the asi of the bills in no
wise tending to make her feel les like
"Whew!" he said. as he took them.
"Plenty of them, at all eveate-Doe)
tor 96, Draper Do Lane llO0,.Jone
1o0, Brown ,8. rent $32, gas $80, coal
618. Well, that pretty nearly sweeps
my bank account "
"John, dear John, don't look so miws
erable-I couldn't help it-I am so
sorry! You can return my cloak, I
havn't worn it!"
..21- 1 k.h. 0n.. .a.. .I .- .
dear' Who bought the cloak, you or
IP If that were all, I could manage.
As it is. I can pay the bills, but the
house must be given up, and it really
is such a chance as comes once in a
Mrs. Ruther made no answer, she
was cryming quietly behind the news.
paper which she had picked up and
was holding in front of her to hide her
Her husband began figuring on the
back of one of the envelopes; it was a
way he had when worried.
Presently she let fall the paper, with
a half smothered exclamation, and
rushed out of the room and upstairs.
He scarcely noticed the circumstance
-it was a common one--probably she
imagined she heard the baby cry or
Johunie cough. In a very few min
utes she came back, laughing and cry
nlag all together, and flung herself on
his shoulder. holding out a silver ooin.
"Take It, John! tale it! it really ts!
-now you can pay the bills and take
the house toot-oh, I am so glad! so
glad!" she sobbed ineoherently.
Mr. Ruther was no numismatist, sad
for one terrible moment he actually
feared that his wife had lost her mind.
It east him no small effort at self-con
trol to draw her gently to him, anad
ask Ia tonmes whose very quietness told
of his efort-"What do you mean, my
"Why, John. don't you nuderstead?
This is the silver dollar Grandpa gave
me when I was a baby, and it is sa
1804 dollar-it really is-and perfect,
don't you mee? Now what do you
think it is worthP"
He took the coin sad examined it
"1 don't know," he said doubtfully,
"ten dollars, perhaps."
"Ten dollar'! oh, John, you dear
old goose! ten hundred would be
nearer to t. Just listen," and she
ran for the evening paper, which ia
her hurry she had left lying where
she had drpped it, on the door.
"Listen,' and in tones that quivered
with excitement, she read:
at se mtas "t psm8tenfoss a s
The Asag seassa of 18 does not
give sny premised ONivity. The kbe,
me caning l eoa Os the Clum
bia has been earmed a a great dis
advastae daring the last two years,
sad several a e are now u
deeded whether ey will or will not
rua their establsLmsts neat summer.
The last seaso was so disestrous to
searly everyone coaneted with the
busiess that a probability of similar
oeditions is 186 causes many to hbe
Lack ofeommoa purpose or settled
unlty of interests among the eassers
is at te keast among tha ses that
opera to usettle the business.
iThere about as umey diferent
ways of lookig at the matter as there
are sas ries o th river. One man
Is now paying _ eats a fathom to
white mos fkattl st; saother is
em l Chinamesto do the sam
S e ate; saother Srm istr
Stoa st st prles e salmon or se
nin semes at easts, while a
erth insists that sembined stles
will brin the ish t the prie that he
eposerto pay, 8 ents.
Theeseems to be a sort o divislo
Sinterests this seson that will result
Sseparing thseo ntereted sa the
ise late thee clases, those who
furnish masy ad take almost sbeo.
te cotrol af the masufatared
these who get .moey advanced
sem ad work a the o-operative
sad those who ane what may he
the last-amed elt su etablishk
meaw as that of . A. Devlin,
J.. Oa. athorJ. OMegler. A. Booths;
to the ooeod belong sech establish
menats as the Columbia Casinlg cam
asay. West Coast. Ules,. White ltar,
iriVr a's, esadlavisa, etc.;
among the arst meatioed may be
amumerated W. T. oleman a Co., D.
L. Beck Sas, Allea & Lewis.
Among these last-amd rms there
seems to be a mutual obrjeotl this
ar to ,dvaae m y to purchase
upplie, ad amoeg the oomlpans
who usually obtal advances ther also
maems a mutual desire to et moaey
elsewhere sad In a diereatway treem
heretofor. There waso m h Iugl.tp
ics asd aiwah s td ia b.twe
Shatever is deoa this year will be
greatly restrioted Nck side has its
own seory, sad is saidsat that th
other side is n the wrong. Viewlng
the matter with an lateas to be Im
partialn it would ape t a the
part of the si r has bee sa
fort to Improve on a goa thisad
tmpose a little m r, thaa. bthe es
wuld bear, a desre to t two magers
la the pie sd as do oter had a d
trust eapital thas employ
that men rady to belie that
a trasastisa that they esanot eactly
uaderestad involves a swindle.
The prsseat sitatie seems to sg
gst tt the season of 188 will he
charsetereed by several features dir
la from some former years. There
will be fewer boe fewer ats by ve hudred
on the river; the wll be fewer eaa
srse in operation; there will be a
lower pries paid for sh; there will be
fewer "outsde" boatsi shIag will
-ot begli muh before May 16, sad not
antil June 1 will ther be athing
like the old time activity; efort will
be made to induce unaimity of seat
ment among all laterested il the bust
_o, and the strurggle for supromay
on tin part of rival ..agsaiees" will
ot be haracterised by suh liberal
ooneseion as in the past.
The business must sooer or lanter
settle down to a legitimate basis. It
has been butchered and overdone, sad
can not for some years assume the
proportions it did in 183, 1888, aad
88L. Mooer or later the buyers of
raw material will tire of paying high
1rioes to the swarm of men who swoop
down hero every summer, stay for
twelve or thirteen weeks. and then
away with the earnings. In ihis con
aection it may be said that the on
oerastive companies have the best
a for survival, if they ean only
realise that where tiheir interests a
eatchers of fish and sellers of canned
salmon clash, the greater profit lies in
getting lees price for the raw material,.
that they may make moreoa the goods
in the case.-- easpton Terviory As
Queer 8peenmens o Wood.
"Have you seen my cabinet of
sumrosities ' said a fruit-dealer to a
reporter for The Mdi end Expes, as
he led the way into his oolee. On
the wall of his omee was arranged a
black-walnut cabinet with well-filled
shelves. Taking from one of them
a piece of wood so pierced with holes
that it seemed a wonder that it held
itself together at all, the dealer con
tinued "This piece comes from
Mexco. A contractor who was build
ing a railroad across a salt-marsh
had occasion to examine some of the
piles which had been driven into the
water, twenty-sax days alter the work
had been completed. What was his
astonishment to find that every one
o the hundreds of piles which had
been driven was pierced with holes
sand made utterly worthless. He
found an immense number of small
worms in the wood.
"One of the most wonderful things
in my collection is a piece of the tree
from which this is taken," continued
the merchant, taking p what ap
peared to be a piece of lain meshed
lace of ie quality. The lace-ark
tree from which that is taken grow
in Jamaica. A seacaptain, in whom
I have an excellent friend, brought
me this halter and whir made from
the bark et shis tre. Whenever a
native wna awh heeats down a
s d m ali od the b right le ngth.
and begin beating one end It with
a heavy pisee of wood. The fibre
no separate, and by areful munp.
Iatluo the *loe' structure of the wood
soon showes ttsel. When sufilent
wood has been beaen to form the lash
he braids the strands, and. raok rl
his whip is made."
The natives use this lace cloth or
fiber for the meanuature of articles
Sloth Th wife of a Eaglish
odeer, wh visited Jamsa. le s .
struck with the wonderful properties
of the tree and the beauty of the lace
which was made from it that she con
strented a bonnet with admirable skill
entirely from this material, and sent
it as a present to Queen Victoria.
the queen was a0 planed with the
eurious gift that she seat a personal
letter to the oleerls wife, thanking
her for the preaat and expremng
surprise that a thing of so much
oty eaid be made from the bark
a' a tre.
"This," remarked the speakher.
taking p a big pod at least a foot and
a a log and an lanh or two wide.
*is the famous storm-been of the lst
Indies. I mst half way around the
world to get this speimea These
pods whiha eotan number of
when dry hang, in great sum
bers from the trees on which they
grow. The least brems passenu
through the branches sets the beann
a-rattig in the pd. When a tornado,
such as frequtly visits the tropica,
comes tearing through the forest the
oise of the rattling storm-beas be
comes terrij. Th natives are oftea
hritened at the unearthly sound.
Sbelieve themselves In great
dger from the evil spirits who are
sn to inhabit the jungleks"--Ne
Tern Nef end spraes.
.-- ,a W.
Wa e o tbru to Ble tanged T
During his youth he was several
times resued from a watery grave.
At the eo at twenty-two he was
Sa wrslgmatch. ad
-a _- arm freatured at the radio
articulastin. He was shot i the thigh
in the year 1884. My professional
ervices were rfiat demanded ln 1879,
the ptiet havig sustained a cam
pound fretue of the tibia ad fibul
by falln out ofa wagon which ra
over his leg fteen mles from home.
He was conveyed home in this euedi.
tica (with his broken limb dadngling
about) i a state of intoxlcatione. -
eacountered considerable trouble l
the treatment of his fracture, but
sueceeded in giving him a good limb,
after reeordti to extreme measures
to conquer his lntractable desires.
Boon after this while partially intoxi
cated, he sustained a dislocatio of
both ankle joiste.
In January, 181, he was found i a
lease corner completely moribuad
from the abote ciwhisky and cold,
from whik exposure bhi feet were
frost-bittn. I ad great difculty In
reviving ib from ths state. and at
dlmat pernods I amputated all the
toesea one foot, leaving two on the
other, all of whieh was done without
the use a' as asmsthet, he positi
vely efusin to be placed under its
la-nee, said showlng uparallled
fortitude during each amputation.
On December 8,1886, while on aoe of
his sprees, he fell nto the nre. I was
summoaed immediately; upon my
arrival an odor of burnt feather and
waisky greeted my olfactories. I
found my patient 'sitting on his bed
with his head burned almost black
and his features greatly distorted.
The burn commencing at the super
ciliary ridges, extended over the
frontal, parietal, occipital, and entire
right tempral regions ; also the rlght
half of the nose and right cheek. in
eluding the right ear. The scalp of
the muscular tissue continued to
slough until the bones were entirely
exposed. On May 19,(188) 1 re
moved the outer table of both
parietal bones. I removed all collec
tions of parulent matter from beneath
the bones, and the healing process
granulation-set up in the exposed
tissues and continued until the cover
ing was complete. During a short
absence he passed from under my care,
and on my return I found him sufer
ing from er"sipela, due to exposure;
prompt and appropriate treament.
however, gson relieved him of this
disease. After being burned he was
poisoned, the effirts of which still
remain apparent to any one.
Soon after this he received a second
nfliction of the baking process.
Later still he was shot through the
left index linger. He has, however.
worked during the entire summer
making a crop-and that. too, with.,ut
experiencing any inconvenience from
the heat. He does not tolerate the
cold with the same impunity. But,
alas ! at present he is indulging in
his old folly-dissipation.--Muisuipp.
VaYly Medical MonJhlq.
A Uorgeous apeetiee.
The Vienna Skating Club has just
had a great success with its fancy ball
held on the ice by the light of twenty"
electric lamps, atnd before an audli
ence numbering over 1,0K00 within the
inclosure and several thousand be
yond. The ice was thronged with
masqueraders of all kinds. About 25,,
first-rate skaters performed a pantso
mime, the scenes for which were form
ed by grottoes of ice and plants em
bellished with colossal icicles and
frozen spray. A score of Indl skatcr
personiimed yvnllmphs and gCl.I.l-e.scs. A
lOrgeou4 precession, albout half a mile
a length. of cars, like those of the
Italian carnivals, representing the sea
sons and other subjects, concluded
the pantomime.-- ee YorkW'ofa.
IWDIBTNIA MaXE ITIE
A writer in one of the English tech
nical papers explahis how cold air is
P-- anuse of smoke, sad how care can
reduce it. He wojld draw the exist
lg fire to the front of a grate and
hlase the coals behind; thus the tire in
front would burn more rapidly,
puarm the air above, and so prepare
the rising gases for combustio. The
smoke is diminished. as the gases from
the coals at the back rise much more
slowly than when Flaced upon the fre
and the air partly warmed. For stoves
and boilers, warm air may be pro
duced for the entire combustion of all
the gases, a result that is beneficial in
In order to give some idea of the
progree of agriculture in New South
Wales The Engineer gives the quantity
of land tnder cultivaton at the close
of 1883 as follows : Wheat, 289,767
cores; maise. 18.64 acseres; barley,
f,tltl acres; oats. 17.810 acres; rye,
S,140 acres; potatoes. 14,963 acres; to.
baco, 1,788 acres; sugar cane. 14,953
eres; rapevlnes, 4,678 aores; or.
a..e, ,11 acres; sown gras,
wheat, barley and oats, for bay, 178,,
06 acres; same, for cattle, 107,89
acres. Gardens and rebards
17.456 acres, the whole quaatlt c4
land arder eultivation exeeding 70,
According to the annual report of the
department of agriculture, now is
press, the total yield of wheat In thie
country In 1884 was 618,000,000 bush,
Als, of corn 1.795,000,000 bushels, sad
of oats 688,000,000 bushels. These are
the largest aggregates ever recorded,
the nearest approach on wheat being
made Into 1882, when the yield wa60s,
000,000 bushels, and on coran i 1860,
when 1,754,000.000 bushels were ral,.
ed. The aversage yield per acre ia
18c4 is give at 3 bushels for wheat,
-8.6 bushels for con, and 27.4 bushels
"Idualum" is the name proposed by
Prof. Webaky for the metail Js die
covered by him as one of the compo
meats of native vandate of lead. T
mineral is rather a scares one, of a
yellow color, sad contals several oth
er metals, of which zinc. Iron, sad
arsenic are among the most promnent.
Idualum resembles vanadium In sev
eral respects, both physically anad
chemically, while te only oxide hith
er-o examined forms stable salts with
alkaline bases, ad thus would
to possess distinatl d propert.
Mr. . H. Johnson, president of the
Edison Electric hting om any, has
his private residence lighted with
Incandescent lamp. The dynamo is
in the oellar, and t is said to make a
little noise that it can not be heard oe
the floor above. A small engine sep.
plies the dynamo, and the exhaust
steam is used In heating the honss.
Mr. Johnson's experiments have prov
ed satisetory, sad he promlsse to
make connection with one or two de
his neighbor's house for the purpose
of farnishing them with light.
There are so hod-earriers Ia Ger.
many. Bricks are passed from hand
to hand. The higher up the bricklay
ers ae the iure men are required to
toe the bricks. Two men to a
is about the average, with enough
more to lead from the front of
building to the place where the bricks
are needed. One may sometimes see
three men on the ground, eight on the
front of the building, and five on the
omaking sixteen men through whose
hands each brick passed before it
reached its place of eltlnation.
Tbh total area under cultivation of
rice in Burmah is reported as 3,640,
000 acres. An average crop all over
the province ought to yield a ex.
portable surplus of 988,000 tons of
cargo rice. Although many of the
district olllfcers anticipate a crop con
siderably nbove the average, It ap
pears better not to estimate tor an ex
portable surplllus of more than 976.
uUU tons. or 1014,O0 tons below the
actual exports of 182.
Cracks in Ilors around the mold.
boardl or other parts of a room may
he neatly and permanently filled by
thoroughly s mo;akilg tnewsitaplbers in
paste Itlade ot e t.ai, pound of lihur,three
quarts of water, and a tablespoonlful of
alum. thoroughly boiled and mixed.
The mixture will L.e albout its thick as
putty, lnt, may Im forced into the
cr:acks with a knife. It will harden
A nIurserºe tan ai'erts thlat apple
trees which lave straight and upright
toll Iave roots of a similar character.
and tha:t those which have low and
sjpre:adinig tops have bushIy roots.
Evenl the color and peculiar mnarkings
of the bark of somle varieties extend
to the roots. The nursr% muan is there
fore able to distinguish several varie
ties by their rots alone.
Prof. Austin states that niany clap
and iron -ewer pipes antd house lead.
ersa arC I re"vi, to sewer g:ases. In
one instantce iit Jersey City theI leader
was so porous that the parlor was ren
dremd taltu ,t tuninhalbitable. le rec
oulliutlnds that all theweir pilis be
thoroubb hly vstrnised with shellac or
soluble glass, or els painted with
A kinld of i'ea:t't hilas heenl fIound in
South Anwari.:t twhich only shows its
flowerswhen th l ." wind blow . There
are littlelul ,an ii! t.. k fran which
lit. bleo.s n:- t. : . . , tt they go out
of sight with : lo :....
The u- of ina:tural g1s in Pittshnrgh
nIrllf: t", : - i- stt.·; lily increa, ing
tatl to"i the rithbt ltihas bten sold toi a
titan als o will try to inltruedut"e it into
hoe- - for Ibt :stin' iturpnb,..
TIe dire.thr, s of mii.t fair nasocia
tion, hl:vie d ciled to sell no molre fam