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U Tho frost limy lio on tho pumpkin,
m but it's not an tlio piimpkln phi.
I A- ROMANCiJ
Era Bound in Morocco m
Within tho Katosof Tnza, tho Morescan
On n tcrraca In tho twilight softly
Htriiiniii(5l her light guitar,
Whllo her lover, Ahd-el-Alla, a young
Arab, dnrk and sallow,
Wns fighting 'neath his Sultan with
hl troops from Alcazar.
From a Fondak there adjacent a con
Caught her warm and lustrous
glances as she languidly looked
And this young Americano swept tho
keys of n piano
As his look of admiration, with a
snillo, chased 'way her frown.
Germany Is meeting with some diffi
culty In Its colony In southwest Af
rica, one of tho nntlvo tribes, tho
Ovampos, being strongly opposed to
Teuton rule. Sud-west, ns tho colony
Is generally culled, Is a country of
magnificent distances (Its area Is
about 280.000 square miles), anil much
of It Is practically desert. Along tho
wholo coast (some S00 miles) anil for
about 100 miles Inland It Is a howling
wilderness first of sand nnd then of
Within this belt the country Im
proves somewhat, hut tho continued
drouths nro n sore trial to farmers.
The fcrtllo areas are generally dried
up. Tho country In tho southern half
of tho colony Is covered with scrub,
nnd wide stretches of undulating coun
try ulternato with high ridges. It Is
n country ndapted to guerrilla war
faro. Thoro nro soveral tribes living in
tho territory Herreros, Damaras,
Ovampos, Hottentots nnd Bushmen.
Tho Herreros, Damaras nnd Ovampos
are of the sntne blood ns the Zulus,
Basutos and Capo Kaffirs. Tho two
former, who llvo chiefly In tho central
zone, have given llttlo troublo to the
Gormnns, but tho Ovampos, who llvo
in the far north, nro still uncon
querod, and nro defiant nnd Insolent
to tho Germans, who for several
years past have planned expeditions
which so far hnvo had to bo post
poned. The Ovnmpos, If fully mus
tered, could show 14.000 fighting men,
some of thorn armed with rifles, and
tho oxpedltlon which Germany Is now
Sho ceased to sigh or bother as tho
strains of "Illawnthn"
Came In rippling repetition through
tho perfuine-ladcned nlr,
And forgot her hold defender, who
wns lighting tho Pretender,
While her fancy rcwovo wnrp and
woof of romance then nnd thero.
But as tho tiny, was dying, In wild
haste the news enmc flying
Of Abd-el-Alln hnvlng fnllen, and
now the rumor says,
Znza sits among the queenly, content
ed and serenely,
The favorite of the Sultan, In his
palace back In Fez.
Justin Frlvole; In Philadelphia Ledger.
In Troubled Africa
sending ngnlnst them will hnvo to be
n strong one.
The Hottentots arc of various clans,
scatterrd about, chiefly in tho south
ern half of the colony. Thoy nro
usually small nnd yellow skinned, and
their wool grows In patches. Their
language consists largely ot clicks nnd
gurgles and Is not pleasant to listen
They nro lazy, treacherous, thiev
ish and untruthful. They work when
thoy cannot help It, nnd when there Is
n chnucc ot hunting, oft they go, nnd
leave their employer In tho lurch.
They will llvo where n white man
would starve, nnd And water whore ho
would die of thirst. Their cunning Is
proverbial, nnd ns trackers of gamo
they rnnk high. Thoy hnvo never
been thoroughly thrashed and arc not
well disposed townrd tho Gormans.
Tho pure Bushmen nro probably tho
lowest typo of human being In tho
world. Queer llttlo, undersized, nerv
ously grinning blacks, they ennnot bo
tnmed, and now nro approaching ex
tinction. They live now, as they al
ways did, widely scattered. Their
language Is practically a succession of
clicks, nnd as a rule their intellects
ennnot grasp any number higher than
five. Anything beyond that Is "a
Tho Bushman has apparently no
moral sense. Ho will llvo whero oven
a Hottentot would stnrve, and ns a
hunter ho Is hard to bent. He will fol
low a buck until it drops from ex
haustion, nnd his poisoned arrows nro
things to bo avoided.
The Straying Desire
Homo people thero bo who never cnu rre
Any viiluu In uucht thnt they liavo,
But what others have got and what they
Js that which thoy eagerly crnve.
If their neighbors havo less they aro fain
That rlchvH are only u enro;
Uut If others hnvo more there's a terri
Uecauso It's so very unfair.
If a lnm hus a bonnet with feathers
Tho mnlil with tho flower hnt weeps;
If a luil has a marble some comrade will
"Oh, come, let's play marbles for keeps."
Too oft It's tho same with the bountiful
Who stares nt tho world through her
WEDDING RITES OF 8AVAGES.
Very Simple Ceremonies Constitute
a Marriage Among Them.
Th innrrlago ceremonies of many
savages nro of tho slmplost pogslbla
'escrlptlon. In some places, Indeed,
says tho Leisure Hour, ceremony Is
almost ontlrely dlspnnsed with. Thoro
nro no woddlug rites in Onhomoy, "ox
copt whero tho king confers tho wife,"
tho InterforenCH of royalty rendering
it necessary for tho brldo to present
her future lord with a glass of rum.
Brnndy-drlnklng Is tho principal feat
ure of tho coromony in some Brazil
ian trlbos. Amongst tho Nnvajos, It Is
only roqulred nf tho brldo nnd bride
groom to eat mnlze-puddlng from the
enmo platter. In tho Hill tribes of
North Aracnn, marriage U described
as "a wimple contract unaccompanied
by ceremony," nnd It is an equally In
formal nffftlr In many other tribes. At
n Khaaln wedding, "the couple about
to bo married merely alt together In
one soat. and receive their friends, to
whom they give a dinner or feast."
Thoy havo a rather mixed ceremony
amongst the Gouds and Korkus, con
olstlng of "oatlnK together, tying the
garments together, dnnclng together
round a pole, being half-drowned to
gothor by a douche of water, nud tho
Interchange of rlnga." A nogroja ot
Lanugo Is legally married after tho
bridegroom has eaton from two dlsliott
Some other atllie. aomo other damo's
Is what sho has Just set her heart on.
How mnny hearts ache nnd how many
With desires that olsowhero do rnam;
Those who dolefully cry for tho moon In
Would And moro satisfaction nt home.
For there's one ' circumstance which
should greatly 'enhnnco
Tho worth of what one mny possess;
lhat which ho despises some one elso
And wants, moro than words can ex
press. To use well nil one's got in his own llttlo
Will furnish Joys qulto unexpected;
To mine ono's own Held will frequently
A wealth hitherto 'unsuspected.
-Kugenln Klslo Ulnln.
which sho has cooked with hor own
'innd nnd carried to his hut.
Bridge of Fish.
Tho snlmon nro so thick in tho
mouth ot Mill creek Just below tho
government fishery racks, says a nod
ding dispatch to tho San Frnnclsco
Pnll, thnt thoy nro soon right up to
tho surfneo of tho wnter, nnd so close
ly packed togcthor thnt a person look
Ing upon tho mass would feel that ho
could cross tho crook dry 'shod by
stopping on tno nacks of tho fish as
thoy appear ubovo tho wator. They
aro crowded up by tho mass which
extends down to tho bottom of tho
At tho flshory the flsh can bo secur
ed In greater quantities thnn they can
bo handled, nnd the hatchery Is run
ning nt Its full capnoity. Some days
as many as l.ooo.ooo eggs are secured.
People from the southern part of tho
founty go to the hatchery for tho fish,
which are given awny after the spawn
ing operation. Many millions of young
salmon will be hatohed this season,
ai operations have ! -m under way
for some time and may continue for
some tlino 'onger If the rlvor dooa
not rise too high.
Indian Practices Medicine.
Dr. Alexander Eastman, of Min
neapolis, is nn Indian, being a grent
tntudaon ot Chief Gjoudnmn. Ho is
a prominent physlnfnn.
llVHATS the matter with ERATH'S STORE, jg
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