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ncciDES OVER THE HANUMAN
TEMPLE IN THE HIMALAYAS.
etrsled Occultism So Far That lie
" T'Z Made Hlh Muck-a-muck Over
n" trlbt of crel Monkeys-He De
nr,lo hereabout, Britishers and na
Tuod o so much of the fakir
r over tho Hanuman tcmplo on
pjsiding , Tii.ni,, tho Illnmlavns.
: lormlytho other day to
J . f,t to tho mountain top In
day to climb
j. juv ,,,.,,,,,
. 1 SOU iw
M.8(K?'mi Kirtlnc In front of tho
l,Mntcmi'latlnt. 1,10 fascinating pan
fi Soath tho slopes of tho
J"18 L with Wonderful Slrula.
, ' in Mm desert almost with
-niJltr of nn American city, tho green
Sotted hero and there with an
t ruins small clumps of mango trees
nncly Pl'"s towering in incirneignt,
adloneiy i . nnwerful
r ' .,f Maiiirnnnil modo of llv-
lth strong, almost haughty faoo.
f ' Ma hips ho woro a winio nncn
bond u s i " i . f . f a
i tln was drawn over his shoulder
iSurban on his head. Tho fakir nn-
rcouuj. .--.ia -ppii
Sin Charles William do Rousotte,"
said. "My f;tlicr cflni fro,n tno south
b imrrlca to Simla in ami engaguu
CSemcrcnntilo business. I was born on
Ud of a .ailing vessel flying tho stars
d stripes. My mother, long sinco oeau,
. vnnrfl rf tho TTnlnn. lint inv
athciff8 of French descent. Ho was
.-.successful In tradonnd gave mo tho
,-idltof what is called hy you people an
"Among our native nousu eervwiis was
Sadhu (disciple) who had originally
Irvedthovenerablo uranmnn in inisiem-
ile, and who nlterwaru, upon mo uraui o.
he fakir, became his successor. I loved
!iood man, nnu wnenover i naa occa-
"B ..... T I I 1
0ntO VlSIt 111!" A UUllu noma tu ouu
Lund his shrino. All endeavors to ln-
crestmo In study nnu in tno mo my par-
nti and friends were loading laiiea. i
need for tho seclusion and froodom of
he bernilt, ami ono morning, mier cuu
lltin. with tho holy man on tho moun
tain 1 niado pood my escape ana entered
pen my novitiate, witn a sum aim ueg
ir'sbowl ns my solo capital. I becamo a
over, a mend leant, anything you chooso
a nit if,. Tho uood rcllfiious folks fed
L.and tho licivcns wero ray cover for 13
Ion. years, during wnicn time lvisueu an
ihe renioto valleys and all tho temples
I it I II. . 1. ..fnnntwlnna ntnntn-
Mil my soul was full of wonder and awe
It the work of God.
'Twelve times I worshiped at tho holy
lonrccsof tho Ganges, then to return to
Ma, strewn witn asnes ana ciau in my
ockithat during my wanderings never
lad felt shears. My father had died mcan-
hile, leaving nio Independently rich. Isut
hat was money to me? I never went near
he official administering my fortune
to learning of my father's death I pro
eeded at onco to this temple and took my
tlace at tho feet of tho holy man. I be
ams his disciple, and when ho died, years
lifter, ho nominated mo his successor.
"I detest Europeans, not as Individuals,
lot as members of a degraded community.
am better off here. As far as nationality
rxs, certainly I belong to the so called
nvilized world, but I would rather dio
ind rot as a heathen outcast than submit
o the dictations and bellovo in the toach-
ngs of tho lying, deceitful English clergy,
jdevoted to nil tho vices and luxuries ever
Tho fakir's business Is to rccelvo the
fcffcrlngs from tho natives and divide them
among tho apes after deducting his own
share. Do Kousetto told us the monkeys
If the Simla region aro divided in two
troups, living apart from each other in
liffercnt districts of the forest, which they
rave only at tho periods of migration, re
urring every third year.
''You. should seo my friends rrenarlng
for their wandering," said tho fakir. "No
English regiment that ever trod Indian
foil moved in such Fplcndld order. They
TOfc Indeed, as if drilled by tho Prus-
Nuns,ana iron discipline is maintained in
pranks, mny their route be ever bo long."
''It Is said In tho valley you possess pro
digioua InlliuMici: over the four handed 1c-
kions," I remarked.
;i nominate their king," said the fakir,
miling. "Hi niiiicstv ilnc thn rest.
But there they como. Look for yourself."
In nn instant tho trees and bushes
around tho tcmplo wero allvo with whls-'
kered monkeys, leaping from tho branches
w walking erect on their Mn1 1pd. with
staffs In their hands. Tho "gros" of tho
amy remained on tho tcrraco of tho tcm-
Pie, wnllo ono monkey walked gravely
ntO tho Sanctum. Tlin fntl tU mv nnu
Mdlediuoiiitoo. "This is tho'Mahar-
H8 Sahib' (king)," ho said, "who is
Privileged to cat In front of my own flre
Jiaco. Tho prototypo cf proud dignity, is
His majesty sat down on tho furs spread
Pn tho Etono floor and took from the
2 , tIin fak,r bowl fllle(l with malzo
nawlJd ginger. Then ho began to rat,
"owly nnd ilf.m,.n(i
n whatever to hla audience. Tho king's
general." cniii.ii u-t,.,i n i-
wucr Without. Ho was n lil? mnnkpv.
nearly na tallnnd weighty as tho "fc'ahlb"
Z. i , rc of h,s triLc- Tho Kotwal
'awialed his troops with imposing dis
tion, nUi (),,Iv
vi oin o in awniio was
LTu7 for Mm to ur.o tho mighty eh
JJI'jMri his right paw. I noticed tb;
'Piuii.lK d inonu-ys who endeavored
Pntnwjiy iuro ,,mi, n,i,i- . e.i.
W.w Um .ii. ,1,1.. , l. i v.
.(I.,.. ! mil, UIJ1M11'U 1J UIO
bernf i un,il ilM "iln.ry monkeys had
ith I I 1,1,1 1,10 Ilrlil m-clvn his meal,
wu i ,Wl,Ver- consisted of tho bestmor-
I'llPlI ll J IV.1.14, lU'M 1111 I Will JJU
(Gn inaiio answer, "tiao uota"
Some lunt leaven.
lUO li.fvD ...
k,,, l"1 itoverni plants orten con-
meet f. ""j '
ironi. iyoT,ng ,nsccts to Ixj hatched
p.11 e8g9 laldln thnBllhctonnnf tVio lonf
lok ghM lK5cn la,d ,n n ,caf 0f th0
Hnnr' contract8 into globular form.
l-JQ.niPcrlonf sends out a small olobn.
tin w! 0r cxcrORcence, while the leaf of
. poplar puts forth 5 lulco that drica
TLinAL. .. ..
ttmw. ii wrB OI raising seedless cu
t Yin! !? Tering the first Joint of
nttinii iC . io "run" ana men
GOTHAM'S WHISKINQ CABLES.
N Trntt to H Placed In Eqolllbrlnm
wuen m Curvn la Struck.
There is penerally fun in whlHtin
round tho Fourteenth street curves on
tho Uroadway cable cars that is to say,
there is fun for tho
learned by experience to braco themselves
well beforehand. There aro generally some
persons in a crowded car who aro taken
unawares and aro mado to do the most
It is no uncommon thlntr to seo a mnn
standing in tho passago suddenly prcclpi-
uiu u imo mo arms ot tho lady sitting in
front of him as the car whisks around tho
first curve, and then, when he rises to
apologize, as suddenly plumped down in
tho lap of tho lady behind him as tho car
makes tho second curve.
This is rubbing It In. Tho unfortunate
man now has apologies to mako on both
ldes of tho car, and while ho is recovering
nimseir ior tins doublo duty, meantlmo
rescuing his hot from tho lloor and blush
ing liko a schoolgirl, tho car makes n
sharp tilt at Fifteenth street, and, like
enough, sends him to his knees on the
"Great Jupiter," exclaimed an elderly
man recently after such an experience,
"tho American public is indeed long suf
fering!" Soinetlmos, when a ear iscreatly crowd
ed and the passago is full of standing
men, tho sudden curves create no cud of
excitement, and now and then somebody
gets a llttlo hurt.
Thero was an amusing Incident tho
other day. Two gentlemen entered the
car from opposito doors, and both reached
tho only vacant seat at tho 6amo time.
Tho car was just starting from Four
teenth street northward.
"Sit down," said No. 1, bowing.
"No; you sit down," replied No. 2, not
to be outdone in politeness.
"No; I beg of you take tho scat. You got
here first," said No. 1.
"No, no," began No. 2, but Just then
the car took tho curve, and No. 1 was pre
cipitated with great vlolenco into tho seat.
'You havo earned your seat," laughed
"I havo Indeed," was the rueful reply.
Tho gripmen say they havo to mako all
curves at full speed, as otherwiso they arc
in dnnger of losing tho cable. New York
DON'T VERSUS DOESN'T.
Cram mat ical Odditieit That Grate Fpon
the i:ar of lklueated Headers.
Tho subject of pronunciation has been
tip for discussion a good deal of lato. Tho
following regarding "don't"and"doesn't"
should bo of interest, coining from the
best authority. Don't Is liko dropping tho
final g of tho present participle, a vulgar
ity of peoplo of culture. Thackeray and
Anthony Trollopo constantly place it,
alone with ain't for "am not," or "Is
not'," in tho mouths of their highly bred
characters. Tho lato prince consort used
it. I recollect quoting from memory
from his "Llfo." by ir T. Martin
that, speaking of the Princess Beatrice as
an infant, the prince wrote, ''She doesn't
Other corruptions are, or wero, 'cm for
"them," Hawyut for "Harriet," chawyet
for "chariot," yallow for "yellow," tossel
for "tassel, Lunnon for ' .London,
Roome for "Rome," poold for "gold,'
obleege for ' oblige." Tho first Dukjj of
Wellington, as I have been told, always
said oblcego. It certainly dues grato upon
tho ear to hear don't used for "doosn t,'
nnd set wo And it used in tho "Pickwick
Papers," in tho song which Mr. Wardlo
sings on Christinas evo at the Manor farm,
And lovo that's too strong why, it don't last
As many have found to their pain.
In Kast Anglla they say "you don't
ought" and "ho didn't oujjht," which,
though true, is slightly ungrammatical.
Ancient Medical Troverbs.
Tho Yorkshlro folk havo a proverbial
observation to this effect: "Quickly too'd
and quickly go, quickly will thy mother
havo moe," nnd this has given rise to a lot
of learned discussion, for thero seems to
bo doubt as to whether "too'd" moans
"toothed" or "to God,' tho former being
tho interpretation commonly accepted.
Others insist th.at "t,ho early breeding of
teeth Is a sign of Q 6hort life" In spito of
tho notorious instances to tho contrary in
tho cases of Marcns Curlus Dcntatus,
Cnclus Papyrlus Carbo and RJcbard III.
Another proverbial observation ha$ It
that "they would bo young when they aro
old must bo old when they aro young. " A
theory highly disapproved of by physicians
of tho present timo Is that "children and
chickens must always bo picking," by
which is meant that both must eat often
and but littlo at a time.
Jinco we have mentioned tho physicians,
thero aro ancient proverbs relating to
Quickly too'd and quickly go,
Quickly will thy mother havo moe.
Wash your hands often, your feet seldom
and your head never.
Tho best hysicians nro Dr. Diet, Dr.
Quiet and Dr. Merryman.
Never touch your eyo but with your el
bow. Westminster Uudget.
lie Itroke It.
A good natured darky at ono of tho
down town hotels tho other evening deliv
ered himself of one of those expressions
for which his raco Is famous in their ef
forts to keep up with tho modern language
of white men. A belated traveler had
stepped into tho barroonx for a "smile.
Tho light was low, ami tho proprietor
iir.i thn ilnrkv to turn tho electricity on
in ono of tho incandescent lamps. Instead
of turning tho light on lie broke tho can-
"Well, John, why don't you turn that
light on?" tho proprietor asfccu lmpaucuL
rn, AMnun fumbled about tho appara-
ti.e .-n,i cti.miiu red out. "Doss, I ah I
reckon I'zo broke tho circus off," and the
4 Ll.cto (fnTnlcr IVfllt OUt W 1th a doublo
smllo. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Struck an Underground Lake.
rimmherlain. S. D.. has an artesian
well 8 inches in diameter and 670 feet
Ari Thn et renin of Water Which floWS
from It Is sufficient loth in force and vol
ume to run a great roller mm nnu ciocino
llcht nlant. At the time this great llow
.t.,,nir th drill fell through ft subter
ranean lake 00 feet in depth. St. Louis
Tho axes found at Troy were evidently
need for military purposes. Some are
shaped like our hatchets, and othcrg boar
a distant resemblance iocuuimuu
tock, or pickax.
.There are ieveral plants of the whoat
fmti that have Dexconiai roota, uu
whon flnnlj act In the cell are troublesome
THE SHREWD SULTAN.
Dm a Literary llurrau to Holster III Gov
The Turkish is probably the only gov-
eminent that maintains a literary burcauA
ror tho purposo of creating public opinion
In its favor. Tho Russians have a bureau
of censorship, with agents in every post-
cmce or tho empire, whoso duty Is to pre
vent tho circulation of seditious literature
and tho introduction among tho people of
radical Ideas contrary to tho teachings of
tho church and tho policy cf tho czar.
L.ut tho u:a have a rccv.!!n::d per
manent organization of SO of tho brightest
literary men and politicians In the sultan's
dominions, w ho aro always at work creat
ing sentiment In his favor abroad and ut
homo, and they are very thorough. They
not only keep tho local press straight on
matters or public policy, but confound tho
enemies of tho throno with articles skill
fully prepared and furnished to such pa
pers as will print them. They read all tho
Iniluentlal foreign papers, too. both of
Kuropo and America, and If any contain
articles that aro likely to lnjuro tho repu
tation of tho sultan or tho credit of tho
government, cr prejudice peoplo against
tho country, some ono la employed to an
swer them or to writo In a different vein
on tho sanio subject, and In such a way as
to correct any false or unfavorable impres
sion that may havo been created.
lho bureau has its agents in ail tho
commercial centers of Kuropo, who have
aceess to tho columns of tho leading peri
odicals and are always ready to put in a
llttlo missionary work. Not long ago an
articlo was printed in a Washington paper
reflecting upon tho treatment of tho Ar
menians by tho Turkish government. In
a few weeks a very clever reply appeared
In tho samo paper. It was temperate, dip
lomatic, Interesting and' convincing and
was prepared by some ono perfectly fa
miliar with tho subject. Minneapolis
QUZCR THINCS IN POLAND.
Snpertttlllon Plays a Leading Role V
Young Men and Maidens.
It Is customary in Polish villages to
strew straw over tho Christmns eve sup
per tables, and for tho young people,
blindfolded or in the dark, to pick out
each n straw therefrom. Should tho straw
be green tho lucky maiden expects to wear
a bridal" wreath or tho youth to lead a
blushing brido to tho altar during tho np
proacliing year, but q dried straw foretells
to either long waiting, possibly even until
In other rural Polish districts on the
"Christ's eve" wlno, beer and water aro
placed by a girl between two candles on a
table She then retires into a corner or
an adjoining room to watch tho result ro
fleeted in n mirror hung for this purpose.
If as tho clock strikes midnight n man
enters and drinks tho wlno, sho is happy,
for her wooer will bo rich. Should ho
drink tho beer, sho may bo content, for
tho wooer will bo well to do. If tho water
bo chosen, her husband will be very poor.
But if as tho clock strikes no man comes
to her tablo tho anxious maiden shivers
with more than midnight terror, believing
that 6ho is doomed to be early the brldo of
Poland is peculiarly rich in theso ob-
scrvaiRca, spreading themselves through
out tho year, both sexes being equally
superstitious in this respect. On Now
Year's evo tho young unmarried men placo
themselves before a Are, and bending down
look beneath their legs. Should a woman
appear In the background it is tho ono
they will marry, but if they see a snapo as
of a coffin it forebodes for them tleatii
during tho year close at hand. Philadcl
Not So Funny, After All.
Tho misfortunes of others aro filled with
irresistible humor In many cases, particu
larly in the moro trifling acts of everyday.
Tu seo n man sit on his own stiff hat is
relished with keen enjoyment by every
other man In eight. If another man finds
that tho crush has Come In reality to his
own headgear after laughing wildly at tho
supposed hard luck of his friend, then the
situation is a thousand times runnier.
A you n cr man with this human trait
stroncly developed swung down Washing
ton street at a sharp paco. Ho camcu ui3
mackintosh flung over his arm. At tho
crossing of Fifth avenuo there was a rattle
of coin, ant a shower of nickels and dimes
rained on tho pavement irom somo un
known reulon. No ono was moro aston
ished than tho young man, and ho stopped
witli great Interest and watched passers
eyo the scattered currency askance, and
then shyly, as in (ear of n trick. Finally
all of tho pieces had been picKcu up ny
small boys and other sensible pedestrians,
and still there wus no traco cf the source
Tho curious young man enjoyed tho Inci
dent and the study of human nature that
It afforded and had got about two blocks
farther on his way when his faco length
ened instantly ns ho exclaimed, "Dy Jove,
that change fell out cf my mackintosn
pocket!" Chicago limes.
V.'lii'-'a la a Name?
A Sussex doctor writes to the London
Standard to say that tho common peoplo
in tho rural districts In his neighborhood
givo their children such names as Gladys
Irene Florence. Doris a una uay, iiuu
Kvelina Clementina, Ealeen Oenlde, Dora
Vlnito.Wlnlfred Emily, Olivo Ruby, Mar-
garotta Lavlnla, Gladys Elsie, etc.; Nor
ii win Archibald. Archibald Gordon Rich-
tnrwl Cvril Granville. Douglas Dennis
Richmond. Stanley Vernon, Albert Victor,
Cecil Claude, Cyril Dudley, etc. Ho opines
that those toplofty names will sound very
funny "in our future scullery and other
maids, crooms;, gardeners, coachmen and
so forth." What of it? Why should not a
waltlntr maid or footman bo just as good
a servant if her or his name bo Gladys or
Cyril? Hero in democratic America, it Is
not uucommon to And an Karl Jones, a
Uaron Smith or a Duke Robinson, whoso
fnml parents invested them aO baptism
trit.h theso resounding forenames, and
James G. Rial no used to tell with gleo of
a Uoston mother who christened her son
out of a fashionablo novel V . do U. Drown,
tho Initials standing for Valet do unamnre,
which surely looks mighty aristocratic
Vonictrnta itn wltnessV And where
wero you whon this assault occurred?
Witness Just across the street, your
Mflclstrnto Then why didn't you rc
to tho plaintiff's assistance when you saw
him attacked? ....
Witness Falx, I wasn't sure then that
bo wouldn't be the defendant, your wurs-
ship. London Tlt-Dits.
A Wife's Help.
. TTiwTTlobee would hare run through his
fortuno in a year if it hadn't been for his
She How did she prevent It?
LIFE ON THE WANE.
My friends are like the flower
That grace the aunny hours.
Death In the blight whose tthade
Doth mar them till tin y fudo.
Ah, what a U'vy did adorn
The plot where one diea every morn I
My heart Is ke a field
Of treea wltu golden yield.
Death is the jfiilo whoso force
Doth strip, without remorse.
The fruit of each arboreal type
That tihould have smikul till fully ripe.
My life Is but the Rloom
That silvery utars Illume,
Yet, swift an hurrying clouds,
Death one by one enshroundi,
And Boon how aoon! I shall bo left,
Mid darkness, of their light bereft.
But courage 1 ' Coming epring
Bteals buck on flowery wing,
Fresh summer bids tho root
Dreed new maturing fruit.
And never midnight held dark sway
That issued not in golden day.
M. B. C. Iiickards in New York Tribune. .
LIFE IN SMALL CITIES.
More Comfort, Uapplness and Success
Than In the Dig Centers.
"Tho higher salaries of tho larger cities
is perhaps what attracts young men moro
potently than any other factor," writes
Edward W. Rok in Tho Ijiaics' liomo
Journal, pointing out "Whcro Success
Awaits Young Men" In the smaller cit
ies. "But, unfortunately," he says, "as
thousands of young men have found for
themselves, theso salaries are not so high
as they wero led to believe, nor will tho
city income buy as much in the metropolis
as they bargained for. A salary oi $3,uuu
a year in a big city will not bring a young
man tho comfortablo living whicn i,uuu
a year means to him In tho smaller com
munity. With a far moro moderate salary
the rising young clerk, manager or bus!
ness man in tho small city lives like a
king in comparison to tho tnan of equal
nosltlon in tho lartro center. If he earns
$1,000 or 12,000 a year, ho baa nis own ut
tie home, by leaso or purchase. For $25
per month ho can navo his own pretty coc-
tncrn. with God s nuro sunsnino on lour
sides of it. Ills children havo their own
grass plot for their playground. His porch
is his evening pleasure nnd his aunuayuo
liirhfc. Trees shado his street, cool his
rooms nnd mako living a comfort. His
friends live all around him.
'Ileknowstho man who lives next door.
nis neighbors' children aro his children's
playmates. Ills social lifo has a meaning
to it; it is a joy and an exhilaration to
him. When ho goes out in tho evening, it
is into a homo gathering where every faco
is familiar nnd where ho is known and
welcomed. Ho has time to read, something
which tho man in tho larger city, whom
ho envies, has not. His church is to him
liko a family gathering every Sunday
morning. Tho man in tho pulpit is his
pastor, who iicrhaps has baptized him,
married him and will baptlzo and marry
his children. Respected in his circle or
friends, every step of progress in his busi
ness is known to them and is the causo for
congratulation. Ho is within easy walk
ing distance or trolley rido of his placo of
business. To his wire nis nomo is ncr joy
nnd not her care. Sho has timo for her
children, her homo, her social duties, her
reading and her church. 'J. he Diooa oi
health rushes through tho veins of his chil
dren as they 6leep and play In an unpol
luted atmosphere. Lifo means something
to 6uchaman; it means happiness the
truo measure of all success."
Flossing; In the English Schools.
In former times much of tho discipline
was administered by tho head master. A
certain Dr. Keate, who was head master
toward tho middlo of this century, is cele
brated for his floggings. A characteristic
instance occurred when a very popular
boy, named Munro, was dismissed from
school for refusing to be flogged. At tho
next "absence," when his name was omit
ted from tho roll call, his friends set up a
'shout of i Munro, Munro! Boo, boo!" In
punishment for this they wero tola u
come dally to an extra absence. This they
decided not to do, and also determinou noc
to bo flogged for it. Keato very craftily
waited until after "lock up," when tno
boys wero scattered In the various board
ing houses, and then Bent tho assistant
masters to fetch them for punishment In
Somo of tho boys tried to organlzo re
sistance by shouting from tho windows:
... . II '.. V Itnn
"IJon c no noggeui u m.-vi
flogged!" but tho relays kept coming in to
Keato until alter muinigni, nnu an uuu
two of the boys wero flogged over 80 in
all. According to tradition, Kcate was
positively fond of using tho birch. On ono
occasion, it is said, tho names of a batch
of candidates for confirmation wero by
mistake sent to him on a "bill like that
used for reporting boys for punishment.
Tho boys tried to explain the matter, uui
Keato only flogged them tho harder for
what he considered an Irreverent trick to
escape punishment. All this happened in
tho timo when tho boys uvea unuer
dames" In tho boarding houses. Har
per's Round Tablo.
In tho wldo variety of things that can
be bought secondhand aro anchors. It
might bo supposed that anchors would
never wear out and that onco aboard a
6hip they would stay thero. But while
anchors aro not fragllo things, they do
rust out and wear out and sometimes they
are broken. Ships aro wrecked or broken
up, ana their iockjo hoiu. ouiuewiuuo
nhip parts a cablo ana loses an ancuor,
which may bo picked up by wreckers.
Anchors are sold by tho pound, and a
Bhlp's anchor, secondhand, that was in
perfect condition would bring within 1
cent or XA cents a iound of as much as a
now anchor and would bo sold for tho reg
ular uses of an anchor. Worn or broken
anchors, of course, sell for less, and they
are sold to bo used as anchors for moor
ings for yachts and other vessels. When
an old anchor is beyond this use, it goes
to tho scrap heap. New York Sun.
" Congratulate mo, old man I" shouted
the young father. "It's twins twin
"Call that causo for congratulations on
your salary?" asked the office cynic,
You bet. I'm going to name one for
my rich uncle and the other for my wife's
rich uncle." Indianapolis Journal
The obituary addresses delivered upon
tho occasion of the death of a member of
congress cost the government a good deal
of money. Usually 12,000 copies are print
ed, with a steel plate portrait of the de
ceased, 60 of which, bound In full morocco
with gilt edges, are for tho family of the
The largest business ' houses are closed
for an hour and a half In the middle of
tha day In Mexico.
IDENTITY OF LOHENGRIN.
On Learned Man at Least Thinks lie IlM
German historians, and of late years the
votaries ! Wagner more especially, have
mado fmiuent guesses as to the identity of
Lohengrtn, tho knight who mysteriously
a pilars with an accompaniment of swans
and soft music and as mysteriously disap
pears when It occurs to Klsa von Brabant
not unnaturally, it would soem to tho
unprejudiced, though somewhat tardily
that t;he would liko to know something
dclinito concerning the man to whom she
has given her hand. As Ilerr I. F. D.
Blote, in a recent articlo in a German
philological Journal, points out, however,
long U'foro medlu'Yal pictry celebrated
him as tho founder of tho house of Bra
bant, ho had Ix-cn assigned by tho French
tourvercs to a connection with the family
of Godefrol do Bouillon. In order to give
this favorite hero of (heirs tho glory of a
supernatural origin tho Irench singers
picked out from their legendary lore tho
swan knight Ilelyas, as ho is called in the
French epics, and mado him tho grandfa
ther of Godefrol do Bouillon.
The enterprising writer of tho articlo
has succeeded, ho thinks, in identifying
this semlniythieal pcrsonago ns a real ono.
This Lo has d'jno by actual genealogy.
Godcfrci's younger brother Baudoule, later
on king of Jerusalem, was married to
Godchilde, the-only daughter of a Seigneur
do Toenl In Normandy. Tho grandfather
of this Godehildo was Roger I. do Toeni,
who died In 1040, and It is he to whom tho
writer mentioned assigns tho rolo of the
swan knight. Ho bases his assumption
upon tho following argument, which fully
agrees with tradition : Roger do Toeni had
as coat of arms a swan ; ho liberated the
oppressed Countess of Barcelona from her
enemies, received as reward tho hand of
her daughter and later on retired, for un
known reasons, to his own country. Tho
main facts of this story remained In the
popular memory, nlthough tho locality and
names wero forgotten and tradition ap
plied to them new" names and places, add
ing also, in time, tho mysterious attributes
of the knight as well ns his command to
his brido never to Inquire ids origin. So,
at least, Ilerr Bloto tells us, nnd until wo
aro able to get a better explanation of tho
rise of this saga wo may as well accept
his. St. Ix)uis Republic.
BLEW IN THE WRONG PIPE.
A Lesson For the Hoy Which Failed of
"I have sworn off being a public edu
cator," said an up town citizen.
"My grocer's boy has a habit of whis
tling up through tho speaking tubo in our
flat in a way that is deutening. lho
shrieks that come through tho whistle end
of tho tubo are blood curdling. Tho other
day 1 determined to glvo him a lesson,
and, after ho had had his usual morning's
fun with my nerves, I called him upstairs.
"I showed him tho whistle Ho didn't
appear to know what was nt that end of
tho pipe and apparently thought that when
ho blew ho started off an alarm clock or
something of that kind
" 'I will go down to tho cellar,' I told
him. 'and blow just as you "blow. I will
show you what a horrible noiso it makes.
You stand with your ear to tho whistler
1 went down stairs determined to givo
him a lesson that he would remember un
til his dying day. I filled my lungs and
blew and blew and blew until I was red In
tho face. Just ns I was preparing for an
other series of blasts and wondering what
the boy's tympanum was like I was yank
ed away from tho piie, and my next door
neighbor, who evidently Imagined that 1
was a surreptitious tieddler, said well,
never mind what ho said. 1 had been
blowing through tho wrong pipe!" New
Wording a Telegram.
"I don't know whether it's generally
acknowledged," said a -woman while
wrestling w ith tho composition of a tele
gram tho other day, "but if you want to
put a great deal Into a littlo uso a word of
I jatin derivation. Words so derived may
bo longer and clumsier than those of Saxon
pedigree, but they nro certainly moro con
centrated. They contain more. For in
stance, 'at onco' is two wordd and la so
reckoned In telegraphlo rates. But 'Im
mediately,' which means just tho same
thing, Is but ono word. It is tho Maine
way with lots of others. 'Put up with' Is
synonymous with 'endure, ' us is 'blotted
out' with 'cancel,' 'speak to' with 'accost'
and many more. It Is so much tho fashion
nowadays to decry tho word of Jntm an
cestry, to accuse it of being pedantic and
heavy and ill suited to tho liest, because
tho clearest, expression, that I nm tho
moro ready to ascribe nny good quality to
it at all, and certainly t his attribute of con
centration is not a bad one. Where tele
grams aro concerned it's a very useful and
economical consideration. It has always
seemed to mo that it wasn't tho use, but
tho abuse, of tho Latin word that is, to bo
denounced. It Is Saxon for strength, sim
plicity and clearness In language, but
I-rfitln words aro liko jewels or any other
full dress ornament they should lo used
sparingly nnd with discretion or they fail
to mako nny impression. It's another
proof of tho statement tlmt somebody or
other has mado, that thoso old Romans
6nid less nnd did moro than nny other na
tion on earth. " New York Sun.
It is a recognized fact by all authorities
that tho most impressionable, ago of chil
dren is between 0 and v years. Uo-
tween theso nges the child's observations
aro the keenest and tho memory most re
tentive. At this time parents should bo
most particular, as tho whole after llfo of
the child may be affected by the training
it receives. A wholesome, moral atmos-
i.hero in tho home, with proitor care for
tho health cf tho child and a firmness on
tho part of tho jMirents in respect to their
wishes, will become impressed upon tho
child's mind in 6uch a manner that in aft
er years tho memory will still cling to
theso surroundings, and it will havo a
groat' influence on tho character of the
child whcu-lt reaches manhood or woman-
huod. Life and Health.
-And why did your new
Mr. Blinks I paid her in advance
Mrs. Scraggs I shouldn't think
would obiect to that.
Mr. Blinks Sho didn't It pleased her
so 6ho couldn't work. New York Ledger.
The cheapening of literature In England
has resulted In the production of books
creditably printed and sold for a penny.
Dickens, Scott, Goldsmith, Lytton and
other standard authors, bound in stiff cov
ers, are now procurable in this aeries.
The authorized capital bf chartered gold
mining companies In Canada Is estimated
to be $200,000,000.
Royal makes the twod pare.
wholesome end delicious
DCVAL SAKINO POWOER CO., NfW YORK.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NKWN.
We sell the celebrated Sherwln-Willian.
paints. B. Olson.
We have all kinu ot brushes, varnishes
oils, colors in oil, etc. S. Olbox.
Wanted Five steady boarders. Apply
to W. H. Kowe, No. 1500 Uecla street,
Portage Lake and Lake bupenor Ice
company headquarters at Slattery &
Ryan's. Telephone oonnt-clJon. James
llore For Hale
To be sold my grey horse which has
been used in the the pop team. Apply to
Jotneph James, Pine street.
In parlor, dining room or bed room
furniture we have a large new assort
ment in brass, iron and popular woods
to suit your taut and pocket. E. Ryan.
Do you wish to protect your house?
If so coat it with I lech t & Znmmack's
celebrated paint. Your neighbors have
used it and will recommend it. Get it at
Grease spots, pitch, tar, paint, etc.,
can positively be removed without the
slightest injury by our new French pro
cess ot clothes cleaning.
Michigan Dye Wohkb.
Oyer 312 Fifth Street.
Johnson's hot bath in Laurium will be
open to the public Tuesday, August 17,
and every day except Sunday from 1
to llp'clock p. m. Cold shower baths
in the morning from 8 to 11 o'clock.
A. Johnson. 110 Osceola street, north
east end of Laurium.
The firm of Kemp and Roberts, pop
manufacturers, has dissolved and the
former will continue the business at the
old stand. Mr. Roberts is not respon
sible for any debts contracted by the
firm and is not authorized to collect for
the firm. Frank Roberts.
C'ronp Quickly Cured.
Mountain Glen, Ark., Oar children
were suffering with croup when we re
ceived a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It afforded almost instant re
lief. F. A. Thornton. This celebrated
remedy is for sale by Sodergren & SooV
ergren, druggists. !
fjnoklea'a Arnica Halve-
The best salve In the world lor cats.
bruises, sores, ulcers, K&It rheum, fever
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corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give pertect satisfaction.
or money refunded. Price, 25 cents per
box. For sale by D. T. Macdonald.
Lake Linden Ntajce.
Stage leaves Pearce's livery stable
Lake Linden, every day at 8 a. m., 10 a.
m., 1 and 4 p.m. stage leaves McClure'a
livery stable, Red Jacket, at 8 a. m., 10
a. m., and 1 and 4. p. m.
Mutual Fire Insurance company of
Houghton and Keweenaw counties, or
ganized In 1890 according to the laws of
the State ot Michigan, will Insure proper
ty ot tt members. Have Dald fire losses
over fl.OOO and dividends nearly 1 0,000
during tbe last seyen years to members
ol five years' standing. On the first day
of July the company had 541 mem
bers, f 4GG.943 worth of property In
sured and $ 11,121.13 in treasury. For
further particulars apply to the under
signed. John Blomqvist, President.
Alex Leinoken, Secretary.
Office, 448 Pine street, upstairs dB
A lew weeks ago tbe editor was taken
with a severe cold that caused him to be
in a most miserable condition. It was
undoubtedly a b&d case of la grippe and
recognizing it as dangerous he took im
mediate steps to bring about a speedy
cure. From the advertisement of Cham
berlain's Cough Remdey and the many
good recommendations Included therein.
we concluded to make a first trial of the
medicine. To say that it was satisfac
tory in Its results, is putting it very
mildly, indeed. It acted like magic and
the result was a speedy and permanent
care. We have no nesitancy in recom
mending this excellent Cough Remedy to
anyone afflicted with a'cough or cold in
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cent aizes for sale by Sodergren & 8oder
lie She snout It herself.'