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Si'vi tliono swset old-fashlonsd posies that were mother's pride and Jov,
Jn ihr sunny little ardn where I wandnrod whpn n hoyl
f)li th mornlno'-frlorles twining 'monRst the shining sunflowers tail,
lUli, ttie mornlna-i
tn1 the clnmntls -tanRie in me nnsrio 01 mn wmu
Jtow the mlRnonetto's sweot bloomlnR was perfuming nil the walks,
Vhere the hollylioeks stood proudly with tholr blossom-dotted stalks,
SWhl'e the old-mnlrts' pinks were nodding groups ot gossips, hore nud there,
, Un the bluebells swung so lightly In the lazy, hazy ulrl
Then the sleepy popples stooping low their drooping, drowsy heeds,
'And the modest young sweet-wllllama hiding In their shady bedel
Jiv the edges of the hodges, where the spiders' wohs wore spun,
How tho marigolds lay, yellow as tho mellow snminor sun
J'hnt made nil tho grass a-dnpple 'neath the lnaly apple tree,
Wln-noe you hoard the locust drumming nud the humming ot tho boo,
While the soft breeze In the trellis where the roses used to grow
'"Font the silken petals flying like a scented shower ot snowl
" Oh, the quaint old-fashloneg garden, and the pathways cool and swaet,
"With the dewy branohes splashing flashing jowels o'or my teotl
'And tho dear old-fashioned blossoms, ami the old homo where they grow,
' And the mother-hands that plucked them, and the mother love I knewl
Ahl of all earth's fragrant flower In the bowers on lier brdiist.
Pure the blooms which memory brings lis nro the brightest unit tho best;
And the fnlreit, rarest blossoms ne'er could win my love, I know,
''' Like the swuet old-fashioned Dosics mother tended long ago.
Joo Lincoln, In Philadelphia Saturday Evoulng Tost.
-j'Ashby Grant Ws Bank Robbers, 1
By Hollls W. Field.
1 T was an eventful
day in tho life of
when ha entered
the Mnoon County
Traders' Bank as
nn assistant to the
!, Mr. Graves. At first ho had
more to do with the corpulent
'"'hat ate up so much soft oonl
.fitli the books, but bofore tho
j i, passed ho gained some insight
uo beautiful system of doublo
U: and tho romance ot business
'to unfold to him.
"proudest moment, perhaps, was
"'he oashior gave him the com
'in to the fire-proof vault, and
lo the burglar-proof safe that
JJ'far back on its mosaic floor.
hen the blnck-aud-gold door to
iici'o swung wide, what on ecstasy
nii ponsibility to reach far in and
tl je dial that released the door of
rdi ong box, with its snoks of gold
lU'Jver coin aud its packages of
ttlKeatly tied, tivo hundred dollars
,orind this steel door was tho
t4 rful time-lock, with its two
, ,', is ticking iucessantly, and
Aik which even the cashier was
-oris until after eight o'clock in
l'K irniug. Such precautions had
'-)und ueoessary in that Western
"'"jr in: which the Farmers' &
'J ' Bank did business.
"" !lltt miles around lay a rioh
t' country, and stock-shipping
'jdrere red-letter days for the
'.' 'Traders' Bank. Twenty
;tionsand dollars had been paid
iiiiutougb. the one window of the
iiuln ono day on the checks of
buyers; and the knowledge that
'""urns Iny iu banks of that section
'''"'tuptod bandits on more than ono
2 i(safe in the Jamesport Savings
lr twenty-seven miles awny, had
l,-own opon and robbed of fifteen
In nd dollars. Twelve miles south
rtu. on, the cashier of the Gallatiu
c at Bank had been shot dead
111 tsting a bold daylight raid, but
;,',8aved tho bank. To the east,
the next station down the rail-
, tad been held up by two masked
ite one afternoon, and fifteen
id dollars in bills were sur-
inned i by the terror-strickun
k one of these robbers had been
""It to justice. To tho north of
""'fetch of fertile prairie country
''Wild, broken, fiver section, to
rnl they escaped, aud whore pur
u Tt almost useless.
.j.nd the ground-glass partition
f la'allod in the secrets of tho
Kiity Traders' Bauk from tho
ithipaea, by tho big stove were two
roifljy; objeots. One was just
the counter oppoBito the
window, the other was further
iuko the loft in similar position
, i,tnei black, self-cocking ro-'
L's thrust into holsters nailud
ran, the woodwork. They were
:luit violous things, but of thoir
roity im item iu the general
fy aqcouut of "furniture nud
"''"" was proof:
,luilo Colt's revolvers, 828."
m tJ7'Te nBVi' been iired since we
ilistBin,1' suld Mr. Graves, when
tylia remarked them; "but we
rviem iu readiness. It's the un
inrid that happens, you know."
. ii n imaginative boy, who felt his
ieuljibilities keenly, these weapons
'"face loomed importantly. Ashliy
" 'hardly imagine bank robbers
y 1ng into the wide, quiet main
miD' Macon at nny hour, day or
n,,,- llttt they had come to Brock
,eti, Gallatiu and Jamesport.
Mid meant to be ready for them at
u s. c Mr. Graves, tho oashier,
I'HgUed at tho boy's earnest plan-
""''or resistance in caso tlie Farm
;,jVTl'auls' auk eliould bo ot
ot of ' ,
ictipoo I were at the window,
ndjinto the muzzle of a n-volver?
twtfUldVt see to shoot through tho
d It glass, and you couldn't shoot
, U the window without being
HUe robber. What then?" and
" Jiitu- smiled indulgently at the
y thought so ofton about rob
w,(ll how to save the bonk's funds
u.kitoui that at last he devised a
, c - One morning iu midwinter,
us 'ue snow lny fence deep iu ooun
g t'es, nud when business in Macon,
f o( interrupted communication
On A Vniltlffir rnu 1 L A
iij Mr. Graves came down
i ii. .. i .
,d. uy' " "y ai wont with pou
ioiHiulur on some sort of moohaui
;oif'UK'. His eyes were danoiug
omMooBt, aud his breutu came
tho ficertaiu littlo catches, as ho
i ' Explain his work.
frl: fives was lndulgontly iuter
Jo'ir J beS'ninK; then he was
4J 4'1 qnoationiug. Half on hour
. M v)U8 beudinir nvar fl,,i
'.. !"ich abiiorbed as wnatlm linv
lig, in tho slack of business,
uod. At night the parting
ioJf of tho cashier was:
.....fcuaibor, Ashby, if we do this,
t ,-,( b our secret. It will bo uo
pas a famous cold snap in the
uaeou uouuty, Tuero were
days when nor a farmer's wagon came
to town, and days iu which pages of
tho bnuk's journal had not twenty en
tries all told. But every night for n
week tho bank shades were closely
drawn, aud tho cashier and his assis
tant worked behind them, carpenter
ing. On Saturday afternoon, after early
closing, dent old Mrs. Maxin scrubbed
out tho bunk, and on Monday morn
ing now hempen mats were laid at tho
entrance doors nud just in front of the
teller's window. On Thursday tho
Macon Weekly Telegraph had a news
paragraph commenting upon the neat
quarters of tho Macon Comity Farm
ers' & Traders' Bauk. On the gen
eral ledger were somo rather odd
entries under tho account of "ex
pense," but tho business of the Farm
ers' I'c Tradors' Bauk wont on to the
satisfaction of its stockholders.
In January a somi-anuual dividend
of seveu per cent, was paid, and iu
the April following Ashby Grantham's
sorvices were reooguized as worth
something more than his schooling,
for he was put on a salary of twenty
live dollars a mouth as bookkeeper.
For weeks Ashby had buou taking
turns at the teller's window, paying
checks aud receiving deposits. Ho
had learned the dexterous, sliding
movement of the left thumb which
could slip only one bill at a time over
the sensitive points of his fingers,
and when he had couuted out the sum
called for by a check he had uo ner
vousness as to whether ho had paid
too much. He had reached that state
of proficiency wheu to him money had
no value; it presented numerical nuits
and was as abstract as were the long
columns of figures in tho journal, de
posit ledger or general ledger.
One Thursday iu Jaue notice was
given that Wallace, Hunt & Co. aud
Joseph Sanderson, tho big cattle buy
ers at Macou, would draw heavily on
the Farmers' & Traders' Bank on
tho Saturday following. Ho, at about
11 o'clock on Thursday, Ashby Grant
ham filed a telegram with tho depot
operator, ordering fifteen thousand
dollars in currency shipped from tho
bank's balance in Chicago, to come by
the three o'clocit express the next day.
Friday morning gavo promise of
rain. Tho air was close, aud a fine
haze overspread the early sun. Grad
ually the atmosphere thickened and
thickened, its oppressiveness scarce
ly relieved by the gentle breeze that
fanned from the southeast. At noon a
storm was plaiuly impendiug.
The few scattered wagons from the
country began to rattle and bump
homeward along the macadamized
streets. Awnings were pulled in;
windows were made in readinens to
close; wagons here and thero rattled
briskly along that packages might be
delioverod bofore the rain; and on nil
sides wore the preparations that al
ways precede a storm in tho country,
where each man must bo his own
Tho southeast wind had softened to
a mere zephyr. To tho yostward,
from north to south, a sullon black arc
of cloud stretched ominously. A
ragged border of rolling brown fringed
it, setting oil' the smooth, blue-black
rain-cloud behiud. Tho dusk and the
silence deepened together.
Business had been slack iu tho
Farmers' & Traders' Bauk. As the
clock ticked ou toward three, wheu tho
express train from the East should
thunder iu only two blocks from the
bauk, both the cashier and his assis
tant sat idly at the counter, waiting.
"I hopo it will bo on tnno," the
cashier said. "When that currency
gets in I'll leave you to balance the
books aud lock up. I waut to get
home early this afternoon."
"The train ought to be in iu fivo
minutes. What's that now?"
"Thunder, wasn't it?" queried the
cashier; aud they Bat listening till the
muttering of the storm aud the
nuu'.'le of the train sounded iu one
Five minutes later Yates, the ox
preBBiuau, came in with his express
pouch tightly strapped, aud as ho
stood at the window, opening it to
take out the precious package, the
first lightning Hush told that the storm
would break in a momeut. Grabbing
his receipt book from under the very
pen of the enshier, Yates dashed out
with tho cry, "It's oouiing!"
The wind had whipped fiercely into
tho northwest, and a simoom of dust
was sweeping up Main street. At the
toller's window inside, Cashier Graves
and his assistant were cutting tho
sealed and sewed paokage which hold
a small fortune iu paper currency,
wheu suddenly the front door opened,
with a rush of wind aud swirling dust.
It closod again, and bofore either
the cubUieror his assistant had time to
rooovor a breath, two heavy, muflled
figures stood in tho dusk, close to the
brass bars of the window.
"Good!" exclaimed a guttural voice.
"We'll take that!" and a heavy re
volver wan pointed directly at tho head
of Mr. Graves.
At tho very instant that tho little
guarded window darkened with the
two figures, Ashby Grantham had
dropped to tho Hour under the conn
tor. Instinct had guided him. His
heart was leaping against his Bide,
choking him, almost. The supreme
momeut had cornel
"Here," with an awful oath from
outside, "get a move on yon I" to tht
cashier. "We're onto you and the
stuff! Ilaud it over, or by "
A grating creak broke into the
threat; two despairing yells went up
from tho throats of the robbers; a re
volver shot crashed and echoed, and
down tumbled two dark forms whert
the floor hod given way beneath theii
"Quick, Ashby!" and the boy fell
the butt of a revolver thmsfc into his
hand; "run to the basement door aud
fire this into the air as you run I"
With a sweep Mr. Graves threw the
express package and the money al
ready on the counter into the vault,
nud shut the doors. Tho next instant
tho cashier was outside tho railing,
standing back from i yawniug black
hole just under the teller's window,
nud calling down to tho basement.
"Don't stir, you scoundrels! I'll
shoot the first man who sticks his
At that moment the spiteful crack
of Ashby's revolvor was arousing Main
street, nud a dozen citizens, including
the town marshal, came running
through the pouring rain.
"Bobbers!" the boy shrieked. "Bun
to the basement door. Hooray!"
Tho marshal whipped round tho
corner without a word of questioning.
Five seconds later the Fanners'
Traders' Bank was full of men, most
of whom had somo idea of tho situa
tion. Standing back from the dark yawn
ing hole in tho rloor, Mr. Graves
shoutod to tho two silent men in tho
"Hold your revolvers up, butts fore
most," ho called. "The basement
door is guarded and padlocked on tho
outside,. Give in, or we will smoke
Ten minutes later two sullen pris
oners were being lod awny to jail iu
the rain. Both were strangers, and
both had come in ou the passenger
train that brought tho currency ship
ment. Incidentally, the telegraph
operator at tho depot was gone ho
wus ti new man who had been "picked
up." It was observed that ho hail
stood for five minutes at the corner of
Main street, iu the rain, and thnt wheu
Ashby Grantham's revolver shots wero
heard, ho had run diagonally across
tho street to where three horses wero
hitched. Mounting one of them, he
had ridden away into the storm to the
But ho was promptly followed, cap
tnred aud his complicity duly proved.
Eventually the throe criminals re
ceived intermediate sentences to the
penitentiary, where they ore at this
Ashbj Grantham's famous trap-door
under the teller's window has never
been patented. But it is thero still,
with triggers set.' And Ashby is now
assistant cashier, owning ten shares
of stock as a present from tho bauk
directory. Youth's Companion.
A Dlnmonil In tho Itntigli.
Feminine diplomacy always risos to
tho demands of solf interest.
"What do yon think of my brother
Harry?" said one pretty miss to an
other, as they sailed down Woodward
ou it car goiug sixteen miles an hour.
"Oh, he's a nice sort, of a boy," was
the sago reply from the girl who will
not come out for a year or two. "Sort
of rough, though."
"That's just it. You know Willi9
Jones comes over to see me some
times. Well, as true as I'm telling
you, we never get a iniuute to our
selves. That horrid Harry hangs
around and talks about baseball aud
yachts nud going swimming and all
that kind of stuff, till ho drives mo
"Why don't yon toll your mamma?"
"Indeed, I do toll her, but she says
I'm silly, aud then Harry calls me
'spooney, ' But I was thinking that
if he was interested in some real nice
girl, he might get somo sentiment into
him and not be so boisterous or so
eternally bent on making me and my
"1 see what you're driving at. But
ho's not quito my style. He's so looso
aud awkward, don't you know, and
sort of cables wheu ho talks. But I
supposo ho'd improve."
"Of course he would. Ho's really
a jewel if you know how to handle
him. lie likes to bo made a good
deal of, aud then he's bo used to mo,
don't you know. If ho was some
other girl's brother I could look after
him, aud ho has lots of pocket money,
"Well, darling," with a grown-up
sigh, "I'll try. Bring him over, but
don't you evor dare to Lint what you've
said to me."
They kissed gushingly as they
parted, and Harry may know nil about
it, sometime. Detroit Free Vress.
Itejeeled Willi Tliuliks.
A very uiee-looking young man
stood iu the doorway of tho editorial
room, and gazed iu a benign way at
the occupants of the apartment.
"Would it bo possible for mo to
sell you a story?" he continued.
"What kind of it talo havo you
ground out?" asked tho assistant sub
editor. "Tho story," said the visitor, "is
one iu which tho triumph of love is
depicted and "
"Well, let us hear how it comes
out. Head us your last seutouoe."
The visitor seated himself nud read
as follows: "For answer Gladys'
beautiful eyes dropped, but she gavo
him both her hands; aud there, under
the heavy fruited trees, tho golden
boes Hying nil about them, aud the
air filled with thoir dreamy monotone,
he drew her upon his breast, and,
raising her long ringlets to his lips,
kissed them reverently."
"That's the last seuteuce, is it?"
asked the editor,
"I should hope it was,"
"Why, I don't see " began the
"Of course you don't, Now, what
do yon think of a young man that
would go nibbling a girl's back hair
when she had hor faeo with hor?
Such stories do notpossoss the fidelity
to nature that should over character
ize the works of genius published In
Iu Cold t null.
"I want to see the man who accept
ed my poem."
"Yes; $10." Atlanta Constitution.
I NEW YORK FASHIONS. 1
k- s - . M
p Designs For Costumes That Havo Be-
WWI 1 IV VJUIUI 111 bl IO lUOil UpUIIJi t j
New York Citt (Special). Nothing
could be more attractive and dainty
thau the. evening wraps which are now
the rage for very young women ns
well as older ones. Mateiials now
TIATXTY EVKNINO VT.AP.
employed are of the handsomest.
The linings alone are mado of fubrics
that were formerly deemod quite
beautiful enough for a handsome
evening gown. The fur aud lace used
for trimming must needs be of the
There is no quostion but that the
wraps this wiutor are to bo every whit
as costly as those of the last few
years. Tho designs havo been scut
over to this country, and women who
have been abroad buying their winter
wardrobes have sont over accounts of
tho new wrnps that have just beou
designed over there. Tho present
fad ir, to have at least one long black
satin wrap. This, nt first sight,
would seem to bo a most economical
investment, for it is not so conspicuous
as tho light brocades or velvets, of
which most of the wraps are made,
feels uncomfortably tight it does not
fit. The gowns that she makes really
fit, and they do not pull or draw iu
any direction. A protty little tailor
gown made in New York City accord
ing to French methods shows plainly
what this fitting really is. The gown
in made, of course, on a silk lining.
Thore is a guimpe to it, and where the
material of the bodice comes over the
edge of tho guimpe it is not tucked
once and the sleeves are sewed in, not
to the cloth of tho bodice, but to the
silk lining, and where the cloth of the
gown fits up around the nrms there is
not a stitch taken to hold it, and yet
it never shows a line that should not
(how. It fits, aud that is tho secret
Knrrlnir Rttnwn ty Jrwutfri.
Earrings of every shape and variety,
from the gypsy hoop style set with
diamonds nud other rare gems, to the
simplo pearl and onyx screw pattern,
are again displayed by the jewelers,
but it is to be hoped that this does
not indicate a return to the use of so
absurd an ornament,
Tretty Idea In Clnlit Chains.
The jeweled hearts liguro as slides
iu some of the new gold chains com
posed of fine links.
Colors For Velvet downs.
Deep plum, garnet, gray and tan
are the fashionable colors for cloth
and velvet gowns.
Handsome Cont For Winter Wear.
The little covert coat has beou im
proving the shining hour by assuming
decorative touchos of fur that will un
doubtedly prolong its sphere of use
fulness far into the season. It has
appeared lately in grBy, brown aud
green, cut on the mode of a basque
coat that is fitted to tho figure with
a rouudiug tail on the hip and fiat
collar revers folding in a group of
three on the shoulder. An enterpris
ing tailor saw fit to run a narrow
pipiug of mink ou tho edge of tho ro
vers, over the fronts aud around tho
JmS A useful"
. VRVPAYGOWN i
and it is possible to wear it in public
conveyances, whioh, of course, is not
possible with tho other wraps alluded
to. Tho smartest black satin wraps
are wonderful creations of the dreBs
muker's skill combined with tho beau
tiful trimmings supposed to bo neces
sity to them.
Costumes For Kvery-Diiy Wear.
Two useful gowus are shown iu the
largo illustrations. One is a brown
tweed with an absolutely plain skirt.
The blouse waist is tucked and tho
wide cbllar aud flaring cull's are
finished with stitched braid, A stock
and a long-ended cravat of cream silk
complete the costume. With it is
worn a jaunty brown felt hat, which
is oruameuted with brown quills aud
Tho othtr frock is designed a littlo
more elaborately aud has tho strap
trimming which has become so populur
for this season, particularly for out-of-door
wear. The straps of bluck braid
trim the pointed tunic nud is seen ou
the circular tlouuceof the jupe proper.
The material is rough blue serge aud
the vest is cream silk tucked, with
revors of lemon-colored cloth orna
mented by a fnuoy braid of blue, red,
cream and silver threads aud set oil by
tiny black buttons. The revers and
slashed jacket are of the same material
as the skirt and nro braided to corre
epoud. A broad-brimmed rough straw,
bluo aud white, is loaded with berries,
leaves and rosettes of bluck tullo.
The Yojiue In Handkerchiefs.
Handkerchiefs iu colors are in great
demand, and some of the prettiest and
newest aro in silk and linen. The
plaids ate to be found in those new
styles, pretty soft pluids, the wholo
handkerchief composed of them, but
iu the most delicate colors, oue having
violet predominating and another
greeu, and so on. A pretty handker
chief iu which there is a large propor
tion of silk is of solid green stripes,
which does not souud well, but is ex
ceedingly pretty iu reality. Bed is
found iu these plaids iu stripes, and
also iu handkerchiefs with narrow
hemstitched edges, the hem being of
the solid color embroidered with tiny
dots. All shades are to be found iu
those little colored hems. Another
variety of the handkerchief with tho
solid red horn has red dots worked in
side ou the white linen, or tiuy red
bow kuots iu tho corners.
To Have a Wttil-Flltliig Gown.
A French woman says that if a gown
tails, and hi.i happy thought hail
evidently foiiud instant favor, for
theso trimmed coverts are almost tho
first of tho fur-touched wraps to go
into aotivo servloo.
Evidently wouiaukiud is not yet
preparod to resign the comfort of the
short, close-fitting fur jacket, for it is
easy to count them by the dozen in
the furriers' cupboards, while they
aro being snapped up over tho coun
ters. Until last your theso "cozies,"
as they are tormod by tho trade, were
cut of Etou shape, nheored oil'
sharply at tho waist line, or a flute of
fur stood liko a Baucy littlo tail about
Now the mode is to fit the short
haired fur basque-wise to the body,
letting a spade-shaped tuil fall below
the waist lino for fivo inches at back
and front, but cutting out the pelt,
high ou tho hips. Not one pinch of
fullness is given the Hleeve ut tho
A Ir.C'0riATKD POVEllT COAT.
shoulder, and it runs to tho knuckle
ou tho hand.
0001) ROADS NOTES.
The Overieer at Fanlt.
The condition of the roads are such
as justify the statement that the aver
ago overseer knows about as much
about road making as a six-year-old
boy should know, The average boy
has experimented with water enough
to know that it will run down hill.
The average "boss" hasn't fonnd that
out yet, or if he is aware of that law
of nature, be doesn't put that knowl
edge to praoticnl use. Tho boy knowt
that whero water is, there will be
mud. The "boss" lets water stand
in the roadway, and the farmers'
wagons, after passing over a few times
with a load sinks in to the axle. If
the mud was bothering the boy, he
would go to tko source of tho water
and turn it in another direction.
Of conrse, so long as we munt do
pond ou a dirt road bed, we must ex
pect mud at timos, and at times it will
be impossible to haul loads over tho
best drained roads; yet there is no
reason why we can not have much
better roads according to the amount
of work and money expended on them
each year. Tho farmer is to blame if
be does Lot seo that the worth of his
money and time ia not put ou them to
tho best advantage. He cannot hopo
to better tho roads without systematic
work. It cannot bo done in one year
or two years or five. Good roads aro
a growth, and the only way to secure
them is to work through the overseer. -
Tho greatest item in road improve
ment is draining. Constant travel on
a dry roadbed will improve the road
every year. Coustaut travel ou a wet
roadway will make a worse and worse
road every Buocoedmg raiuy spell.
Lvery shovelful of dirt moved iu the
road should bo lifted with the idea of
future as well as present benefit.
rho middle of the road, the driveway,
should always be built np. But more
:lirt in tho coutre, but remove none.
Ditches along each side will carry oil'
the water, and as the traffic of the
succeeding years harden and pack
down tho roadbed, the water will run
off immediately, not sinking into the
dirt of the road, making travel im
possible until the sun and wind hare
dried out the moisture. Another
thing to be studied is the soil. Some
toils readily shed water whilo others
are ready to take it iu.
As a general thing the soil in the
low stretches of roads and valleys is
of a nature that takes iu water, while
on the hillsides it is of a clay nature
which easily becomes packed aud im
pervious to moisture. This should bo
kept in mind, and when grading is
done, the hillsides should be graded
down aud mixed with the soil of tho
low ground. This sorves a two-fold
purpose. It makes the hills loss steep
',o pull a load up, and it makes a
uioro substantial roadbod for the val
leys. Another thing, thoro is too
much money exponded iu building
bridges in places where there is little
Iravol. Often iron bridges costing
$1001) will be put across streams where
uot a dozen teums cross iu a mouth.
The money could be put to a more
beneficial use to the whole community
by expending in grading. Bridges,
ire a necessity, but tho people's
iioney should be spout with a view to
tho general good of all.
Curves In Itoads Deceiving.
The difl'orenoe in longth botwoeu a
jtroight road and ouo which is slightly
mrved is less than one would im
igino. Says Sgauziu: "If a road be
tween two places ten miles a part
were mado to curve so that tho eye
could see no farther than a quarter of
a mile of it at ouce, its length would
exceed that of a perfectly straight
road betweeu the same poiuts by ouly
150 yards." Even if the distauco
aronud a hill be much greater, it is
jftau more ecouomioal to construct it
that way thau to go over and necessi
tate the expenditure of large amounts
of money in reducing the grade, or a
wasto of much valuable time and
energy in transporting goods that
way. Gillespie says "that, as a gen
eral rulo, the horizontal length of a
road may bo advaulagoonsly increased
to avoid an asoent by at least twenty
times the perpendicular height which
is thus to be avoided that is, to escape
a hill 100 feet high, it would be pro
per for the road to make such a cir
cuit as would increase its length 2000
feet." The mathematical axiom that
"a straight liue is the shortest dis
tance betweeu two poiuts" is not
therefore tho best rule to follow iu
laying out a road; hotter is tho pro-
vorb that "the longest way round 19
tho shortest wuy home."
A Miirhlno Komi-Mender.
Iu spite of tho oonstaut advance in
mechanical contrivances there aro cor
tuiu occupations which must still de
pend upon handiwork. Such we as
sume to be the busiuess of picking up
with the pickaxo tho stones of a run
oadnui road before fresh metal could
bo laid anil rolled upon it. But a
machine culled Kutty s patent macu-
dam-road scarifier may now bo seen at
work iu London and elsewhere
tearing up the Btreet roadway in the
most satisfactory manner, It is of
the nature of a plow, the plowshare
being represented by thick spikes of
chilled iron, which, set ut nu augle,
tear np the roadway as tho machine is
dragged behiud a stoam roller.
Ktnte Aid Nei-HHsr.v.
Agriculture in tho United States
has developed to a point whero time
is valuable iu this pursuit, nud it
should bo made possible for farmers
to get to town after a ram, wheu tho
laud is still too wet for farm work.
Mauy of them would avail themselves
of this opportunity if they had it. But
they cannot themselves undertake the
construction of good roads upon all
maiu lines of travel leading to market
towns. No community of furmors
;ould burden itself with their cost.
CDIM ENDEAVOR 10FIS1
The City's Vital lulerpst.
The oitv nonulation iu interested in
the improvement of oountry roads, aud
should contribute to its expense,
through the medium of State aid. This
is beiug done iu Massachusetts, iu
now jersey, in ouneoiieui ami iu
New York. By the State aid system
the expense of oountry roads is di
vided between the State, which pays
from oue-third to one-half of then
cost; the owners of the adjoining prop
erty, who pay about oue-teutii, f.ud
An 0!d Tims Missionary. Jonah IU. ITtV
(A Missionary Meeting.)
Scripture Verses. Ps. Ixvlll. 11; Jer.
XTlll. XX: Kick. Hi. 17-21; Matt. x. 5 7;
xxvill. IS, 20; Mark xvl. 15; Luke zxiv.
45-4X; Acts I. 8; x. Ai; xxlll. 11.
Missionaries, we may well believe, do
nut generally enter upon their woik,
led by a desire for personal xraUflca
tlon; but mnrp frequently In the face
nf personal likliiR, constrained by a.
sense of Gild's call and obidlt-nt to hit
command, .leuah was submissive aiut
obedient to bis second call, but we can
bnrdly suppose he was desirous to g
Jonah did not expert to pleas'? the
N'incvltcs with his message; nnd nu
modern missionary mny expect to
please men while acting as tho sc-rrant
of Uod. Ilut however dlsanre able It
may be to the human heart, he Is ti
preach the preaching that God, bid
A srenter than Jonah has warned us
'if a destruction, a wruth to come, m.
damnation of hell, n worm that nevvr
dies, a tire that Is never qu nched. Thu
destruction that Is tiffore the Impeni
tent sinner now Is an everlasting de
struction from the presence of the
Lord; not the brief pan nf phynical
death; nor n short sliuddir at annihi
lation, but a conllnui-d. Immortal mis
ery, without the alleviation of hope;
nn cmlp'ss despair. . . . And It Is)
made more terrible by the furt that
not even forty days are assured to artjr
There Is no question ns to whether
or not missions are blndinn upon
Christians. Missionary effort la as
much an nblli-atlon as baptism or the:
Lord's Supper. Christ Kve very few
detailed Instruction for the iruidanci
nf his church. He left her policy toj be
pha peri by the Holy Spirit. Hut on
d'-tlnite Instruction he dirt give, anil'
that his last as the risen Savior, "(
ye therefore, and make disciples of all .
nations." V. Dickie.
Souls lost! lost by their own Indif
ference and ncKlect, and lost by the
nc'Kleet of the Lord's own followers!
"O Church of Christ, what wilt thou
When In the nwful Judgment day.
They charge thee with their doom?"
C. ):. Gospel Hymns. 8, 28, 31, XM.
11-'. 1J3. ,
Gespel Hymns, 1-4 141. 133. 150. 404
The Husband's Partner.
"Among what are known as the la
boring classes of this country th
woman Is the flnanctal head of tha
house," writes Frances Evans In the
ladles' Home Journal. "The man is
the wage earner; the woman the wage
holder. Every mechanic who 1b con
sidered a steady man hantla over his
wages to his wife when he Is paid oft
She handles the money and directs the
financial Interests of the entire family.
The women of that class estimate a
man's character by his willingness to
Intrust his earnings to his wife ot
mother. The wife of a day laborer !
compelled by necessity to be a pnrtfiet
In tho matrimonial concern; but let
the husband of ono of these women riss
gradually or suddenly Into large moans
and wide business Interests and you
will see her little by little accustom
herself to coddling. In the form of ser
vants nnd luxuries. She Is no longct
compelled to find ways and means,
while her husband takes pride in turn
ing her Into a fine lady, and so de
stroys the healthy partnership of for
mer days, without offering her com
pensation for the earlier confidence be
Ten per cent of the Hawaiian n
tWcs are lepers.
FLOrR Ttalto. IlestraLt 4TS
Hlfc'h Grade Extra 45
WHEAT No. 2 Hod 71 74
COHN No. 2 White 41 4i
Oats Houtliuru i. I'uiiu... a7f S
11 YE No. 3 6'J 60
HAY Choice Timothy.. 13 Ml 14 00
Good to I'rliuo J3 0I IS W
6T1IAW llvn In car Ids.. 12(H) 18 Oil
Wheat nioeks 0 00
Oat Mocks M0J 9 0(1
cans r.n ooons.
TOMATOES Stud. No. 1 9 75
No. 'J 5
TEAH Standards 1 10 1 4
COllN Dry Pack HU
II I DEI
CITY STEElta t 11
t'hy Cows 0
rOTATOES ANn VEn.TAM,ai.
rOTATOES-JJiirbanks.. 45 (9 41
lion ntonncTd-Biiii., v t
Clear rlbsldes 7 7,'g
Hams llj 12
Mess I'mk. nor bar 10 6(1
LAUD Crude 4
liest rellned C,lJ
.BCTTEH FhioCrmy.... 15 21
1' mlcr Finn at. 24
Creamery Hulls 25 SU
CJTEESE N. Y. Fancy. . . t H "
N. Y. Flats IS W4
fckflu Cliuosi) 6J' 7,'t
EOOR Ktato t 17 6I7'4
North Carolina 15 10
CniCKENS 7 S4
Ducks, per It H o
TODACCO Md. Infer s.. 151 I SI
Hound poniiuuu H 0 4 Ml
Middling (ID) 70J
Fancy 10J1 JUM
J3F.EF Best Beeves f 4 20 479
tilt KEF a 00 3 5U
HotfS 4 IK) 6 11
runs and sriM
MURK RAT 10 m U
II no, -non ., 40 4:
lied Fox ;WI
Bkitnk llluck. Ml
Opossum , 22 'M
FLOCrt Southern 8 85 4 410
WHEAT No. alted 70 . 77
HYK Western.... n 65 (4
COHN No. 2 40 41
OATH No. SPJ
DUTTK1I tal Ill tt
FOliH Ktata 20 at
CUEKbU Mtuttt 11 UH
FI.OCM Southern . . .
WHEAT No. ailod..
COKN No. 8
OATH No. a
LGCa Venua ft....
8 B5 4 20