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A NEW WOMAN.
vBhe'J'Bp to dafo and strictly new,
jLnd yet she's not aflame with zeaL
w6ho wears iia skirt that's sewed in two,
She ia nct-skillcd to nCeihcoI
Her sex's wrongs she does not feeL
3o pubho scheme her thonbht3 pursue,
And yet, the fact I can't conceal,
She's very new.
HcrspuTs ideals are scant and few,
Ycr'not by man 13 she controlled,
And, though her eyes are deeply hlae,
Ho occult force her glances hold.
She cares not for the days of old,
Kor doea the future charm her new.
She doa. net rrork f or-faznts or gold)
And yet she's now.
Ail homage- at her shrino indue. ,
Her claim no mortal dares to sccrs
Bho from the miinitotakes her cue.
She's fresh as earth's primeval morn,
Ifihe faces life with powers unworn,
For, now to proro my statements true.
It's scarce one moon since she was born.
. You ske, she' newi
arIon Couthony Snuih m Newark Sun.
A YOUTHFUL EXEGETE,
Hl Interpretation of the Scriptures Was
Strange are the workings of the in
fant mind. Tie little son of a well
known naval officer stationed here has
advanced a new version of an oIJL text.
The wife's mother, who makes her
Jiome with her daughter, is of the old
school, a dear creature, with puffs and
caps, who reads her Bible from prefer
ence. It is a custom for her to teach her
little grandson every day a verse from
the Bible, and on Saturday of last week
the verge selected was:
"Remember the Sabbath day to keep
Tho child had unusual difficulty in
committing the verse, but, once mas
tered, it must have settled deep into
the very largest brain cell possessed by
the little fellow.
Sunday morning the youngster came,
fresh, white and starched, from his
nurse's hands and was deposited on the
front porch until the family assembled
for church. Emerging at the last mo-
tho mother wab horrified at the
sight of her small offspring seated upon
the terrace, digging with all his might
into the moist ground.
"Baby, baby, come here this minute.
Don't you know it is jianghty to play
on Sunday and get yourself all dirt?"
cri d the- mother.
The little fellow looked up with a
puzzled air and made answer, "Why,
ninvver, dear, I is digging holes for
"Dijrsinsr holes for "Sunday? What
nonseubel Yon bad, bad Lutle son, " re-
turned the mother, none too gently,
trying to rescue the once immaculate
'!Now, muwer, dear, I did learn ve
verse from grandma, and it was 'Re
member ve Sabbath day to keep it
holy, ' and I is only digging ve holes for
Sunday to make it holy, and I isn't a
bad 'ittle sen at alL"
There was a suspicious trembling
about the mouth, but it is needless to
relate that 'the little philosopher was
caught in his mother's arms and kissed
before the cry developed and that he
was given two plates of dessert for his
Sunday dinner, all because of his ong
inal theory. Washington Star.
,I Sir Walter Scott's Blall Sag.
Some letters from the fair sex caused
Sir Walter Scott at least as much amuse
ment as annoyance. In his earlier years
"a mad woman from, about Alnwick,"
by dint of letters and plans, first ex
tracted from him a guinea for a charity,
then sent him the manuscript of a curi
ous novel, which he was to publish in
his own name, and of which he was to
take half the profits. Finally, on his de
clining the partnership, she suggested he
should take shares in a medicine for
babies, her own invention. Dread of
participation in "such a Herodlike
affair" drove Scott to decline the honor
of future correspondence with the lady.
On a March day in his fatal year,
1826, Sir Walter answered two modest
requests from widow ladies. One of
Ihese, presuming on a former slight ac
quaintance with his mother, desired
that he should impress on Peel, hen
home secretary, the merits of her second
"son, whom he was to represent as "fit
.for any situation in a public office. "
The second lady, who had already pe
rused "Marmion" and "The Lady of
the Lake, " engaged, in return for a suit
able provision for her son's education,
to read all her benefactor' other works.
After dealing with these letters, Scott
felt himpelf constrained to record his
conviction that "yornplestitute widow,
especially if she hath a charge of chil-
dren and one or two fit for patronage, is
one of the most impudent animals liv
ing. " Temple Bar.
A- tPlan is being recommended -by
Frpneh physicians to cure colds, by ap
plying ice to the spine. Indeed, xqw-
Sigblr spoken of, and the inflammatory
.- -..-u j -a w
poultices and warmth is now said to,be
eadly and iuickly cured by sucking ice
and keeping the patient in a low tem
"Your daughter has had a-greak many I
"Oh, yes! She puts nearly all xher
wintlow "curtains on the rcd3 with hex
old engagement ringa'5'-Chips.
"New Products of Wood.
Ifr is not generally known that over (JO
oer cent of wood may be converted into
liquid. Tho strongest hydraulic uressure v
.would,not saueeze one-half of 1 per cent ,
-of "moisture-irem dry wood, hut by put- ? CKsL catohing pigs aro as common
ting the same material into an iron re- along the Puget sound watera as Jpng
tort and converting it into charcoal by fishers areon an eastern trout stream,
means of hcxt the gases and smoke, to Why, I had an 3klrazorback. hog when,
the extent of ctty-C5 per cent of the I was .out there that I'll "bet could go
weight of the-wood, may be condensed out any day in any of the streams that
into a liquid called pyroligneous acid, tumble into Puget sound and catch more',
and from it are obtained wcod alcohol, lo pound salmon in 20 minutes than
acetate of lime and wood tars. A cord -the best fisherman on thevwhole Jersey
,of wood weighing 4,000 pounds produces coast can kill bluefish in a whole day.
about 2,650 pounds of pyroligneous acid I owned quite a number of sawmills
and 700 pounds of charcoal. Tho syro on the sound, and although there were
ligneous acid from one cord of wood -a -good, many crack razorback fish catch
producea .gallons cf 82 per cent crude ers there I stood Teady any time to bac
wood alcohol, 200 pounds of acetate of -mine with my last mill against any
lime and about 515 -gallons of tar, besides other one, bar none, that v could .be
35 bushels of charcoal After the pyro-, broughfc-on. hathog as a fisherman
ligneous acid is. neutralized with lime was simply a wonder, ..and he never
the wood alcohol is distilled off, the caught anything hut salmon. They were
lime holding the.acetiaiicid,in solution, salmon that .probably yojx and I wouia
After the separation of the wood spirit not care to .eat, for they were-a trifle
the remaining liquid is boiled down in
epen pans to a sugar, wnicn is dneo,
and becomes tho acetato of lini9 of com
merce. Acetate of lime is used for mak
ing acetic acid. Pally three-fifths of all
the wood alcohol end acetate of lime
imAr, it, tho rrnrld made in the
United States. Fully 15,000 acreE per streams, half a dozen bears, a family or
year are cleared for this purpose. Wcod two of wildcats, a whole colony -ef rac--oiii
rr?c o. nArfPoh subtitnts for coons, not a few wolves, besides a dozen
erfcin aioehoi for manufacturing and
mcohanical nnrooses and at less than
one-third the cost. It is used principally the sport of fishing for dog salmon,
as a solvent in the making of shellac But, spfiaking-cfzhaCparUcularrazor-varoish,
.in making celluloid, photo-, back salmon catcher of mine, he got so
graphic paper, eta It mokes many expert at landing dog salmon and hook
beactiful dye tints. It 13 antiseptic and bills and numpies and similar Mnds
nnh nwvl fnr limments and for skin . that he got the big head and thought
When Haa Is Daagerous.
It is a singular .fact, yet cn9 substan
tiated by statistics, that most crime is 1
New York by men 29 J
! committed in
years old. This is not only true 01 tne .
' lesser, but also of the greater crimes, al-
though a man is presumed to be at that j
nnrind nf his life not cnlv inthe zenith of ,
his physical powers, but also m fullj
and complete possession ci nis mental
strength, with aTcomplete appreciation ol
right and wroSg and their respective
consequences. This condition is a prob
lem which has not been solved by the
student 6f criminology, and one which
is made the more complex by the fact
that the ages of 21, 27 and 45 years
nearly equal it, with the intervening
years showing a far less percentage of
It is indeed peculiar that the crim
inal tendeucy should bo so strong at 29,
with no such inclination, so far as crim
inal statistics show, in as great a degree
for the succeeding 16 years and then
another outburst of tht animal m man
This condition is found to be true by
actual figures, and as all statistical com
putations at which average conditions
j are sought to be determined are arrivea
! at by this method, so may the student
! of this subject as well as the insurance
; magnate who bases nis rates on tne gen
cral average of losses in proportion to"
the risks taken, and does so with ralL
safety, employ it in solving theprclSem
before him. Chicago Times-Heraia.
HE GOT HIS- ANSVER.
fin It Was Very Different Prom Whit
Ho Had Expected.
As the train pulled out of Chicago a
quiet, gentlemanly looking man entered
the huffet car, and, ensconcing himself
in a comfortable chair, drew out a long
cigar and entered deeply into his paper.
He remained so quiet and retained his
seat so long that another passenger,
whoso bearing distinctly stamped him
93 a commercial traveling man, one of
the kind full of chatter and curiosity,
could no longer restrain himself. Ad
dressing the quiet gentleman, he in
quired, "Traveling east?"
Slowly removing his cigar, the gen
tleman turned and looked at his ques
tioner with slightly elevated eyebrows,,
"Greakplace, New York. Everheea
"I'm going home this trip New
York, you know.
The gentleman made -no reoly, but
resumed his paper. After a little silence
the commercial man began again.
i u drQ .ru show over
"Thank you, it will not be neces-
"Excuse me, but might I askwha
you're going totNfew York fr?"
By this time most of the other passen
gers .were interested. The gentleman,
who was extremely annoyed at the
drummer's curiosity, laid Sewn his pa-
. Pf.ff d exclaimed:
"I'm -going to N(
.going to JNew xotk nrst, ,D6-
cause the train is taking me there; sec
ond, necause i ve got lots oi money ana.;
can arxora it, ana, lass, oecause u x n&a i
the place I intend to buy it"
The commercial man subsided amid a
miterat xnrKisn t,u,clx.
. " .... , w,, mnn in
uue oi.uit targe uummi .-v .,.
Constuitmople-the popuLntion is near-
. :... .! iinii .w,.,
IV l.UUU.UUU not EOK Uu uu uu
read us write-
But jWheB it.Came to Tyfceeithe
weak and slightly under ine weaker
maybe the hookbill, but mere tnan'xike
ly the dog salmon. And hogs are not
the. only four footed fishers for these out
there either not by a big sight. I have
kppii. w thin a distance of less -than a
mile alons: one of tbose rugec souna
or more. razor back hogs, to say nothing
of a score 6r so of eagles, an engagea m
- - r ,. - -"
he'd try his hand, or rather his snout,
on a run of fresh tyhee3 or chinooks.
These are the boss salmon, and the nice,
yellow, savory chaps you get in the cans
thev ship from out there. When he i3
feeling gcod, and that is pretty much
all the timo, you migh-c as well take .a
1 1 - i -wswav Cr Tftn 1 I Q3 TTV- IVTIT n K.
-- - J - - : -
"-. " -" Tuw0iei
wigumS . , -- - r-. -
processions so oig uu uiuug ,
when he is going uo the streams to the
spawning beds, you can almost walk
across a stream .on. theliacks.
That hog of mine got it into his head
that he was cut out for better things
than yanking weak and tired dog salm
on out of water and that tyhee were
about his size. I saw him making his
way one day very leisurely to a stream
that ran toward the sound ust back cf
my mill, and I thought it was a little
queer, fGr there wasn't much in his for
aging line-In thai direction. JE was busy,
though, and paid no attention to tne
m.ttr. A innrft or two later I heard '
GREAT ON DOG SALMON.
the ho" give a loud squeal of distress, -feet origin of a dcnoisinatianailitle vx
and, looking in that direction, I saw j England, for, after its publicatian,
him in the water, struggling to get ( Sampson, dean of Christ churchy us Ox
away from something that had hold of ford, and Humphrey, professor ol divin-.
him. I ran to give him some help ana
got there just in time to see the razor
hack jerked head first under the water
and disappear beneath the surface like a
a AnA t-cihaa -mnTrhfi 2ft nnnnder-
layialf on the shore and half in the
water.. Marks on it showed that the
hoff must have captured it. But tyhees '
0t,' iT,iirf an ni,T,nn. and a con-!
j. uii- "vu, ...j.- 1 . !
WV.i.V-Li W U...U 0 , ,
ile of the captured fish's traveling com;
-nanions. in mv oninion, nao. rusnea w
its assistance. Aid was too late and
vengeance took its place. The avenging
tyhees had just reached out and taken
Mr. Razorback 'by the neck, and, in J
spite of his resistance, had lugged him
Jn and drowned him. He floated down
half an hour or so later and was a little
the worst looking pig I have ever seen.
If he had been butchered, scalded,
-scraped and half dressed, he couldn't !
havn looked more torn mv. He was the
only razorback I ever knew or heard of
that tried to fish for tyhees. I was sor
ry to lose him, for J,waa counting on
making a good.deal of money on him,
backing him in?his line against afl com
ers, buthis ambition was fatal to all
my hopes. New York Sue.
A. Spider story.
In one of the splendid rooms of the
oalace of Potsdam onecf the decora-
'"- .1 -
tions-. Is the ficure of a large spider
wrought in gold. According to the'Port
. land Ojrcgonian a tradition ifs pictur
esaue and interesting asthat told of
David of Israel and Robert Bruce at-
taches to this piece of work. It com-
momoratps an incident in the life of
j jeQridc Willhun, the granduncle ot
tho present emperor oi Germany. An
attempt had been made to poison him
in a cup of chocolate. By chance a spi
der fejl intoibe cup, and for thiscason
tho beverage vas given to a deg, who,
Immediately upon.taking it, died. The :
cook was afterward hanged, and the
golden spider in the Potadain palace ini- -
1 mortalizes the incident.
SliO Only Tiins' to Say.
"Ther-" said thedady, T)ointmg to i
the wood-pile, "how does lhat strike
"M2dam' rescondcl SVIr. Berry Pa-
tetrjc, "I nver saw thelike. " Litliau-
poli j Jcumal.
" tnievts. "
Somo time ago people 4ia ie Ra7is-
U cliffs, E.gl.ndw wha, w,i;
tliQughfr to be two pockets tired bya
shin in distrefci5 on the ..otdv.ms Xae
,,', fi,4Wll.nftiHi -cf.Ai-
lifeboat went to the r ..cue a cer-
1 tamed froin-the hhtshin nientnatthe
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LUI VU:i-lVt Au" fcw i w v wwT -w
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ROYAL BAKmOTOWCCR CO,, . VORK.
Teleaa ef PuSSImIhu
-Two.Swis tourists were recently loil
while endea-voriag to exploro1 the volca
no of Pjnchincha, near Quito, which
has sometimes been veiled -for days in
thick darkness- by its falling ashes.
Humboldt ascended it and describes it
asvforming a wall more than eightgeo
graphical miles -long nphea,ved. over a
fissure in the westernmost cordillera
nearest to the Pacific ocean. It is sur-
mounted, -castle!ike by three successiva
summits from southwest to noisheast,
called Cuntur-Guachana, GuagaPichin
cha and Pichaco de los LadriHos, tha
properjrolcano being termed "the Fa-
ther" or "Old Mata;' SnoctPichincr.
This is the only part which-eaters fe
region of perpetual snow. Humbolds
ascended it in 1802, Sebastian Wisse in
2845, spending several days and nights
Jq a part of its crater, and the Englisli
mountaineer Whymper in 2S76. Its-c
tivities are intermittent, occurring' ia
general several times in each century,
but itr has now for a long time "been rea
sonably quiescent. "It is one cf the moss
interesting volcanoes in South America
or jthe world, but, as the fate cf the
Swiss tourists attests, it3scaursge3
f amlliar-jppTOch,r and 'there is a good
-deaf yeilfc.leanL abet jt T ew Yojkr
The Boc-of Advertisement-" wog
of tTio rmvsfvrrfc r$V- mislead mosfri
pts "hv its title. It wa3-Brenaredtfifcl
the command of Queen Eiizacf&f?
printed in 1565. The purpose ox . ha
book was to define the doctrines, disci
pline and ricual of the English church,
so that uniformity should be secured in
Great Britain. This book was the di-
-Ity at JJXlora. uuieiiy, ifc.u. wump,
dissented fronisrcne of the dectrmes-as
contained; hence theys'ere called non
conformists. While strolling in the neighborhood
-r i. C -J.! oV.n-t.f- rima non
. '. . i-w
a tourist noticed suspended on the
branches of a tree an old.paint can of
medium size. On making an examina-
tion he found that the can contained th
nest of a house snarrow. with vonaa
cO BLPOD SPlULefc.
SBt tfre Duel Was Fooht, :
Everyone whoiaiows. anything, about
Major Winton knows that he is without
a spark of physical cowardice. That i
the reason that he incurred- no riskin
telling 1he story that followsr
"Right after the war r.wejjtrtcrTexiia
and formed a business partnership-wicij
a Tvrrl-i T-intr ViTcnro nnrl Tvfr TiAnrfpf! rHre
ieae& and stocked an extensive cat
tle ranch, hired our. cowboys and-estab-
lished a little community cf Our owa.
My partner superintended affairs afciha
ranch while I did the dealing; ihOvpur
chase of supplies included. This took
me to the nearest market, and, as it was
too scon for the prejudices between the
two great sections of the country to be
entirely allayed, I was very careful tu
talk nothing but business.
T-X- J Z XT 1 A t t?.
J3U& one,jaay m tne nuwx an ei-uuiu-
nel who Jiad -taken on extra steam at th
ba po nersisiGri.tlv az.fcdro-i -ir TvrUii4vi
In North Dakota thekililng of qnaii
.and English and Chinese pheasants i
prohibited until 190G, and beaver antf.
etter cannot be trapped and killcdauji!3
er is exposea ana ine ioreDoaing-
with which she looks forward to
the hour of womai!s,severes.t trial.
i wofhSS I23 ffefld
' - . "-
so assists Mature that the change
goes, forward ur ail easy manner
without tne violent -crotest of
"Sartsear headache, etc. Gloom t
forebodings yield to hfipelul auticfpa-
Mom sLa j f otdej
- qickiv ana wiJn ate "i,-iv.
.jwvug-, j-.youaijj- j num 'urf UV
noJ unties sow aevoivi-a upon ner, ana.
. oftecOTeqhartenea. V
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"et-lyYZfall.nnrKelattvKe jtcofi:j.wWi& '
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vltcafsJi. snfWrr '
vaicaVe nCrr tim-d-lnnt3rt'5tnBontaJi.
Royeaakes the food psre,
and jrrZfacift!ii2et j
&TujL!Mtann?c.n irJLTOCO..ATi u-r j.
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