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When midnight o'er Hip vsulledsklae
Her Jewell'd tone (if splendor flliiRS,
V fi e! Ilm glsuce of wistful syes,
We hear lh null of spirit wluirsi
A Mr-linlri'd r Inlon route to me
Villi imttlluR tmiKiin ntul witching smllei
A ilrnrrr tl, perchance, to lliee
Of Ucr who shared llijf heart awhile,
Fncli Imlh his own tlrsr, treasured Turin
ii dreams Mini to hi draft returns,
Hound whose dead features, nl ill and wstm,
The faithful brum of memory burns.
A tiiiillirr, father, child or wire,
A friend long Irii'd, a maiden's face,
Whose passing love once 111 led his life
Villi something more thsu mortal grace.
A Hllli' "line. a lock of linlr.
The picture your dead darling made,
Ylir merry lsut;h. the pensive nir
At midnight liy iImiI lingers played,
H, nil of pain or near or Jy t
The liesd wild nrliT, tiutiuiely gray,
lil' Inelllnrr of Hint wounded li iv
Who, (lirlxlllke, sunk beside the way.
A star, a cloud, a smile, a tear,
A still voice, singing through Hie iilrlil
A lnveil one passing wondrous nciir,
He near we nlmixt see the lllil ;
These are llirriicuhis, at twilight gray,
That haunt these troiiliVd hearts of ours)
Hut sterner, llcrrrr Mill than I hey.
The walling glmsts of misled liners.
(.I. II. Parks, In D'lrolt I'rer Press.
THE MILLER'S THIEF.
Something very t 1 1 i 4 it u I In inlot
Tiilmlcy liml happened, mid Tuliulcy
Win decidedly line Jiiifoi ltlblo about it.
Ot course everyholy know ns
everybody knew everything lit Hint
delightful place, where (mdi neighbor
was it friend, pitch friend a brother
em! wlnil thn villain folk knew wns
(lilt 1 1 in mlllnr, old Iturvoy .liuiioiiiii,
had been robbed.
"A queer business." said thn miller,
blinking hi dusty lioud solemnly, hiiiI
lolling thu ciiciimsliiucn for the fiftieth
o hU neighbor, Fnriiier Greene, who
liml (Implicit in to syinputhlzi wild his
old friend; "nobody know I liml thn
money lint my daughter .lennio nml
young Levee, nml I can't Hiipcel u
single soul. I put thn money In it 1 1 it
box, nml 1 put that among a lot ol
other boxes In the cupboard, waitln'
till I could go to the hunk with it, an'
lo ami hoholil ! when I wont to got It
out yesterday there wasn't a single
algu ot box ot' money. I can't under
"Neither can I, neighbor," said
Greene, I'liniiing it brawny hiind ovor
liia shock of uulldy hair; neither
ran 1. lint 1 do think jo set loo
in null Hloro III that young inuii yo'vo
Inkou into your homo, an' ineblio
yo'vo mistook him. lie ii ileal loo
linn nliout his clolhtM an' hU hinnU
u' lit lui.il' lo ho too lioneil, but,"
ciitif ionttly. n ha fliw tho Ihiih thai
nolo uvor .lamonon's face, "but niohhii
I'm iiilkln' too fail, but It' mlu'lily
I'lirlou and one don't know what lo
"Ono might try lo think tiolhin
that weren't charllahlo," aald thu
mlllnr gravely, "an' I don't ompoct
tho lad. (t'a nioi'n I'd liko to loso, for
it tako a time to oaf'it it. Ititt young
Lovoe didn't havo nothlii' to do with
tho atoalin' no inore'it you or me
nu' I'd i a' her pooplo wouldn't kludor
hint ho had."
"Till n't in nnlut'o not to think It
joolu' lio'a a slnuigor, au' nobody
known what or who he ii; an' ho lias
hi tluo way with him an' talks liko
schoolmaster," said Groona stub'
bornly. "I don't liko to soo you lock
In, nolglibor, and I'm mighty much
fruid you mo by that mill band of
Then Groono hold out his hand to
tho mi'.lur, who was in deep thought,
and bade him good day, and betook
lilntHplt lo his duties on the fut in near
Hut tho far in or had left a sead of
doubt behind him; and when has such
a sued not found soil to nurture it
until Us fruit bung heavy on the glaut
tree which shadowod a friendship or
darkened forever a soul immortal?
lit Tulinloy there was but one who
had not been boru there, and that one
was Dick Lcvoo, the stranger who
had crossed his threshold six mouths
before toatk for employment.
Jameeou wantod a hand lit tho mill,
nd hired . Dick, taking him as a
boardor. The young man hud "Hue
ways," as Greene said.
He was not especially liandsomo, but
he was cheerful, courteous ami will
ing to work, end vet, for all thai,
showed uumistakablo signs of having
bad uo occasion to perform any labor,
at Roma limn not fni nnaL TTa nna
educMod even Jeunlo, who had spent
a year at boarding school, could be
Instrueiod by him.
"I'll just keep my cyos opon and not
let oil for a while," thought the miller,
' "but as Greene said, who else oouid
bavo stolen the mouey?"
lie perceived no change lit Dick, no
confusion, no signs of guilt, but great-
ly to tli good man's consternation he
discovered something else. The young
uieu was iu love with pretty Jennie,
and she was fully conscious ot the
There was a new dlllleully, and
one which the in 1 1 lor did not care lo
lie was pondering over It on day
three wei'ks aftor the robbery, when
Gnlvlu of Ilia Hollow culled and paid
liltn $r0 which had been dun some
'I hear your homo Im't a very
secure pltico for money,' snld Gnlvlu,
Willi n smile, "hut 1 hope nobody
will wnlk oil wllli this while you're
"I'll lake caro of tliul." answered
llui tuiltor, I'oiKcious licit I le!i could
heur, "I don't cnlc'lnle on he In' tolilied
twice by the am" peixon, nml I've
got over Ihluklu' ever) body 1 meet Is
Iioiichi. Good diy, sir. Much
Ghivin departed and the miller went
Into thn li'Miio.
Jennie was ninclng a iflly its hn
sewed lit il window. Mis. J imeson
was not In, luring gouu to vliit it sick
Vlihnut it word the old man incd
Into his chamber nil I then) secreted
the money, frowning as he did so.
"I'll send tlitit fellow puck In' soon,
whether I liml him leuliu' or not," he
muttered. "It ain't none too com.
forliilde n feoliu' to know you've got
lo lock up every dollar you get mid
not lell any body where you put It"
lie ale his supper Unit evening In
silence, lentile ami lick ch'iiteriiig
Incesmtnlly, end Mrs. Jiiuiesoii told
nlionl every ac he nml pnlu that rucked
the woman she hit I been to visit.
Mill the miller Id only wond-r
whether or not Mint Trunk, iiiauly face
and those cheery tones of his employe
In lunged to n knave nml scouudrol.
"An' leniiie nml him N'nined lo tin-
stand one another fur loo well," ho
soliloipii. id. "I used to like Hie In d,
but I'd us lief see my girl cure for old
blind duck, the II Idler, n litis line
gentleman. As I ireeuo says lie sj to j
fancy nhout himself lo he holiest.
I've lienrd thn greater the raeul the
more genteel, an' 1 guess I'll load die
He did lend his rlllle and pl.'iced It
near Ills bed, telling his wife that he
"witrn't going to lose hi'H'O
money, but the llntt one that i .tino for
iliHliouest purpostM would loso his
Mrs. .I.ininsott win vcrv nervous,
concerning the proximity of the rill ;
she begged her husliand to put it fur
ther a way, declaring he might touch
It In Ills Hleop "a a' luitko thn thing go
oil" nml probably kill her.
"I never move in my sleep, so you
needn't be scared," he (old her. "If
I touch the gun you cnu be sure It will
go oil', hut I'll not touch it in my
sleep, I sleep liko nil honust man, I
iSo ho went to bud and thought more
of his daughter than of the money
under the carpet. Ilewover, lie did
think of his inonoy soinetiiuos, and,
In fact, his thoughts run from Jennie,
as the thoughts of the money-lender
ran from his ducats lo Ids daughter.
' At Inst ho slept, but not loo soundly I
dreams visited him, and unpleasant
ones thoy were. Vision after vision
ciinio nml faded, and his wife was
alarmed beyond measure to see Ids un
conscious hands go out ngnlii mid
agiiiu, perilously near sometimes to tho
It was midnight beforo she slept nt
all, but thou her sleep wns profound.
It was brokou nt lust by tho strangest
and most thrilling of sounds, no loss
startling Ihau n heavy fall and a loud,
harsh, roverberatlug report, ns though
a catinou had boon 11 rod through the
Xo woman Is ever too frightonod lo
scream, and Mrs. Jumoion' shrieks
wero loud and shrill as shn eowerod
among tho hedolothoi, and a scram
bliug lit the diirkuoss and muitored
words she could not iindnrstaiid did
net loud lo calm her.
Tlicro was a rush of feet in tho hall
without; a spoilt shoulder sent the
door luwurd with a crash, and Dick
Jjcvoe, who bad made this uncere
monious entrance, stood thorn, with a
light high above hi head, bis koon
eye scanning Hie apartment swiftly.
(t took him a moment to coinprel
end, and then be laughed with im
Tho miller, clud but lightly, was
sprawling on the floor, a dazed won
der In bis faco, tho old rillo, which ho
bad struck a ho feH, lying harmless
lioslde bltn and now unloaded; a win
dow was opon, aud through it camo a
fiuo sheet of ruin; the old man wis
oaking wet and raludrops glUlound
on his ball' aud scanty garinoutsj hU
bare feet wers muddy, and ultogclbir
he presented anything but an agree
able or presentable appearance.
"What has happeuoJ?" asked Dick
a soou as hi inlrtu could bo sup
pressed, as be aldod lbs miller lo his
I I amfl Know," stammer(l
Ills wife, hearing voices, rtauttouslf
peeped out from under the coverlet.
"Itobheril" she tried shrilly.
"They have been here again. Ititv
they shot you, llatvey?"
"No, wife, I'm not shot," said Ha
vey, "mi' I don't think there' been
nny robbers round. I'uct is I've been
"I've been walkln' In my sleep,
sure ns you live," groaned tho miller.
"I'm nil wel, so 1 must have gone oul
of doors, an' the I, Mil only know)
where I Imvo been or what I've been
dnlii'. I wus dicatulu' of that fifty
lie broke oil' anil hurried to the
spot In which ho hud bidden the mon
ey. It wus not I here.
"Yon'io I'tither old for such rnpera.
llurvey," his wife was saylnf.
Iltil he didn't hour her. Very
liluiiljy lie turned lo ckr wlio hid
now retreated lo Ihe tlu esi liold ivhers
fcnniit wits standing, while and start
led, but ravisliingly pietly.
"I.al," Ihe miller said solemnly, "I
believo I've rohhnil myself. I've
heard of such things, and now I be
lieve I've Just done tliul, tin' I hain't
got a notion hero I put Ihe money."
"Is It gone? '
"Then yell bud best put on dry
clothes, sir, while I go out. and try to
follow i he trucks you h ive probably
left In Ihe garden. Your feet an) su
mini ly I'm sure you must have bnen
(hern, I'll report hi a few inoinuuls."
A whispered ennlenee to .Jnnuie at
tho door, and I tick was oil' to don his
bunts mid limgli nt tho romeuibrunco
of tho miller's plight.
With a 1 n ii 1 en he went oul Into the
ruin, mid his gravity departed iigalu
as under tli.i window of the miller's
cliamlier he discovered deeply Indented
footprints, which proved that .lain),
sou hud emerged like n schoolboy.
Tho 1I;,', bare feet left plain traces
In the soft, soil of the garden. ick
followed them on across the road, nml
found that they censed at one corner
of (ho mill. A loose hoard hud been
freshly replaced. He drew It out and
there, In the uperture, found a small
Taking it out, ho hurt led back to
Hud .Jameson, his wife mid Iciiuiu iiji
mid dressed, wailing for la I in.
Thu miller took the box eagerly
and opem-d it with scarcely steady
hands. There wero tho fifty dollars,
mid under tliem the money of which
he had thought Dick had robbed
I id," ho mid turning lo his oni
ploye, "I've heuti 'liliikin' 111 of von
for Ihe Inst few days, mi' I ask your
pardon. If I c:iu ever do you a good
turn rail on me."
"1 lake your word, sir," snld Dick,
cheerfully, going straight to Jennie
and Inking her blind. "I want your
consent lo my marrying Jennie sumo
day whou I have proved my sol f ahlo
lo Itiko euro of her. Wo love ouch
other, nml I hope, sir, you'll not
forget what love was lo yottrsolf
"No, I don't, hid," said tho miller,
with a teuderglnnci) towards his wife;
"but a mill hand gels but poor wages,
and you'll have to wait a while."
"As for that," suid Dirk, "I think
you'J bavo lo look for another mill
hand, Mr. Jameson, for I have another
oiler, and intoiid taking it. I wasn't
brought up to labor and was at col
lege when my father diod, leaving me,
instead of tho thousands I expected,
nothing but my empty, ttntraluod
hands. I left tho collogo and fulo led
ma lilthor. It I have shown no talent
as a miller, I have won tho sweetest
girl in tho world to love mo. Now a
frioud of my father's offers me thu
pout of bookkeeper In Ids bank at a
salary on which Jenuto and I can live,
I know. 1 didn't Inko your money,
sir, and I'll forglvo you fut suspecting
that 1 did If you'll give mo Jennie."
"What do you say, daughter?',
askod tbe old man wistfully.
"I love him, father," she wills,
"Then I'll only say, God bleis you
both I' " said tho miller.
How Forlonos Are Mutle.
"One secret of tho Chicago packers'
great fortuuos is simple," suid a rosl.
dent of that city recently. "They
don't wasto anything. Everything Is
mado uso of but the squeal. They
cau't cutch that, so it is waited. Fun.
uy thing that they do with the blood.
It is all caught In a great tank, find
aftor It clots is carted of to a stamp
ing homo, where powerful machines
are busy stamping It into button.
Yes, buttons of blood are no novelty.
It is all done at one stamp of the big
die, aud it was found that they wear
remarkably well. Thoy are easily dis
tinguished by their peculiar dark . red
color." CClncluaatl Times-Star.
I'lOrutlKHtittK SKVUMK.H M A ! Kff
Imllan Women Who Mucksle:' I'rnlt
ml I'olieev Tlie Indent Vil
lage ot Islets and lis
HOU r the first Ihhig
that attracts the at
tention of the visitor
fV 'J lo Alhinineriiiin is the
t!FTyJvir' M,' liebun street
JKfrpL.- venders. The r vll-
laee Is fourteen miles
urcot of the city, and
Alhinpienpin Is their
market for the sale of
and w ood or bales of
rushes. The village of Islets Is liiiuni II
stely on the 'lino of the railroad, but
they randy iilih..) the road, preferring to
walk rather than pay line. They arrive In
the city before the pulefnrs have break
lasted, and supply the residences, res
tsiirauts, lintels nml fruit stands with
fresh (riipns, meloai, plum', cliill pep
purs, npriroti, etc., whieli they cultivate
in and around their little villne.
The vroinori do the marketing, and In
addition to tsro or threo ImisIiom of fruit,
a few pieces ol putter are also brought
along. The women rune iu bevies,
some currying fruits, a le vessels of
earthen ware. The latter I ley sell to the
tourixts at the hotels nt prices re.;ulutej
by the verdancy of the sightseer.
Oiesie I, or rather undressed, in their
sretniuit'y ipiulut costumes, they attract
Immediate attention from the open
mouthed and wonder stricken tourist,
who laughs at and ridieu'es everything
he is not accustomed to see in his own
biiillwick. At thu depot grounds, es
pecially when tho trains eouia in, the
Iruit and pottery venders in'oinMo in
full force, mid generally do a land o flii'O
business in sidling to too tourists.
The Indian maidens nru dressed In
their brightest rolors, and soma of them
would ho pretty if they did not ihuib their
laces with red paint. I hoy are special
objects of mirthful interest to the ladies
on the trains, who criticise thn M-int
costumes of tho 1'iieblo mnidetis very
narrowly. Ihe In inn women no doih
reserve their criticism of the "paleface
sipmwt" until after they havo sold their
Iritits and wares.
Tho Indian braves hriui; in bnlcs of
('tun ami rushes on mines, or what sis
called "narrow gouge mules." U nties
are used tor light hres or for kindling.
The burros are Invariably well loaded.
not only in weight Initio bulk only the
cars left sticking out. The chili mid
rushes are compactly and securoly baled,
and when loaded thu head of thu burro
is turned toward Alhurpicrnuo, ho Is
given u kick, and ho and the bravo jog
along to the city. After disposing of
his load tho Indian mounts tho burro
sod rides hack to thu village.
Frequently tho burro has sn extra
passenger. The Indian maiden who has
disposed of hor grapes accepts the hos
pitality of her lover and rides behind
him, weighting down and almost cover-
INDIAN APBICOT VENDERS. .
Ing from view the patient little animal.
Those who are not fortunate enough to
bave lovers with burros must walk back
to islets. Rut to t ramp fourteen miles
in the moruiog and fourteen miles la the
evening is with a Indian only a matter
of recreation. .
Islet contain about 1000 inhabitants.
They are industrious, and, except on
feast and fete days, uniformly sober
people. They pursue agriculture cul
tivating mainly corn, beans, pumpkins
and fruits. They have their little
patches of one, two and three seres,
which are irrigated by ditches which
tap the "ragina" Rio Grande. Each
patch is "fenced" lo by an adobe wall
sbout three feet in height. These
Hatches have been cultivated for cen
turies, as the old crumbling walls bear
evidence. Tbe walls are to prevent tho
depredations of stock, which they also
rail, each farmer having cow sat.' a
horse sad a few sheep.
At seversl eomnmridiiij positions tn
the filiate an Indian Is seen on the list
roof, and a sentinel Is Invariably seen
upon thn roof of the church .the high
est building In tho village. These senti
nels are not armed and looking lor Ins
advancing enemy, as was their duty for
centuries, hut are keeping a vigil ovet
tho surrounding llelds. Hlinuld a Ires
passer enter either a small boy or a
marauding animal a signal Is given by
signs, and the rancher Is soon in his
pstcli hurling rocks at the Invader, and
tie invariably carries a pojkptful for f iat
In addition lo agriculture, they rn ik
the clothes they wear, which is not
great task weaving the cloth and dress
ing the skins for their shoes, logging
They also make tnrge quantities nl
earthenware resembling stone, and Iu the
shape of annuals, "hand punted" with
curious dodges and llgurus, limps ol
wild thyme and rushes me sot on fire and
reduced to aides; water and earth are
thrown upon the hot ashes, when tlif
consistency Is kueiidu I and formed into
any desirable shape. Women generally
do this work, while tho men serve as
the hcivuis ol tho woo I and bring the
The pottery factory is loea'.ed In the
"basement," entrance to which Is made
by incurs of a ladder through s trapdoor
iu Ihe roof. This ens the custom cm.
(dries ao. As a means of protection
I rum surprise by the enemy there wort
no doors to the hounoi, mid when a per
son culled on his neighbor, after looking
through a hole or the blinds to sen wlei
It wns, a ladder wai let down, which the
caller would climb, when the ladder J'
drawn up after him.
Tho plan of construction of t tie's
houses has never been cuncjol. Thr
houses are built In cominr n, nnd in c mi
purimcuts, ns French tints, but Instead
of pudiiug the button tile caller stands
outside nnd ijivci svur. whoops until lit
arouses tho host. O ily (hose houses m
compartments fronting oa a street h ive
windows, and these are very small and
(.Tilted like th'j lookout pert holes of i
Mexican Jail . In the construction of
these houses no lime is used. The
adobes are cemented with the mixture ol
ashes, charcoal nnd earth, seemiui;lj
more lasting than cement, enduring tot
centuries. The families live peaceably
on this community plan, nnd tar.dy in
dulging in thu "neighborly ouai r. I-."
usual with their pale-faced brethren. It
is very seld'iui Unit a brave s'.rikni bis
The eity government Is con liirte I In.
(lependently .if anv other of the I'ueiilo
villages. Kaoh village his its own
separate government a free republic in
It-elf. '1 lie Spaniards found about thn-o
hundrnl t hoi wind lodiuis nnd nliout
two hundred villages in what is no Xow
Mexico and Arizona. When tho United
Status took possession of this country
less than half a century a'.;o there wero
-fs fJ. l'S.
II I) J ,i i"W-'J
r.lNDt INDUS ANI IIUIlllO.
about ono hundred and twenty thousand
Indian! and about ono hundred villages.
Now there sro not more than thirty-live
thousand of theso poor I.oj and about
Long bofore Columbus sailed from
I'alos in roarcb of a new world this In
dian village Islota was ancient.
In this valley now called the Kio
Grande tho Pueblos had their vil
lago snd enjoyed a "so.ni-bsrharout
clvilixation" in the pursuit of agriculture.
Hut with the "ditcovery of the New
World, which Is the old," came the cav
alier, adventurer and half bandit; the
soldier, tho hidalgo, the mutineer and
all of that class in seutck of what fortune
or chance might throw in their way.
Hero they found "a day whose noon has
not come, and whoso evening is far dis
tant." The history of tho Pueblo of Xslcta is
Involved in that obscurity which sur
rounds an unlettered people, but their
local "historians" hand down tho tra
ditions of their race from generation to
generation and century to century, dat
ing back from the migrations to this
country ot the Toltecs and Aztecs tba
earliest tribes of which we have any
knowledge. The history of the Pueblos
is rich in legend, war and romance, and
its most interesting pages will never be
written. New York Advertiser.
R e m t k a ble
found many hun
dred feet below
the surface of the
R e s t o ration by
Puck's private pa
Fifty yssr ago, Oti Oclobof iiih,
Oraee Iforsley Hurling, the heroins of
tho ItonRsfonn Lighthouse, died. The
heroic girl, imall in stature, of con
sumptive, fragile constitution, accom
plished the rtscuo nf Ihe steamship For
iarshirs on the night of (September 7th,
sTL 1s-" ST - N.
lS.'H, by sheer fotce of will, pluc'C snd
determination. All thn: now remains to
tell tho tale of (iraci Oarling to tlioso ot
this generation is the modest tombstone
In the old churchyard of I! unburn,
Northumlierland. L'pon It are Inscribe !
these words: si()-,.,j Iforsley Darling,
borri November iMtli, 1SI-1; steamship
Forfarshire wrecked September 7th,
1SI1S; died October 21:h, HI.', isfjod
Under the c.tuopv covering the lorn!
Ilr.icc Darling's ell! y Ites carved in
stone. T.io fuel Is sweet and girlish, tho
pom of the slender rlgiiro Is graceful, as,
with tiny hands folded over her breast,
her arm encircles su oar, the emblem
of her greatness. Iu that llttlo grass.
1:1011 c'nurchynrl Onea lbs In lonely
state cljse to the ptctiirmrpie village,
with its whito-wuHu.l, thutched-ronted
cottages clustering nt the foot of the
grim old castle on toe vere nf thu sua.
Htooduig within thu castle keep, durlc
as the muht may he, one cut always set
the revolving lilit of the Lonqstous
Lighthouse, sledding its Intermittent
gleams upon tho bluc! wall r, to warn
mariners of the su ik".'i rocks and peril
ous pnssiict surroim ding tho umup of
Manns known at the (inter and In net
Fame. Here in this lightoouse town
Omce was living in lS.'H, wnen the ship
struck upon tlte Ilarkcr'.s Km k, mid it
was I rem thence, aide I by tun no lest
heroic mother, who p isuod ol? their
little bout, that the 1'uthcr and daughter
set oil through tli' bliudiug aloiai U
runcuu ttie shipivrcslcc 1 ere v.
Kin; cl lati'l nml Sen.
A steimer recently urrive I at Sci't'e,
Washington, from .Vlu-dii brought Imiii
that icy country the s'toleton ot a
wiialo lizard, the second of its kind
known to be in existence. Tim other
wns found some jeirs a'.;o n"sr Dtior-I,
England, but is much tin allot than this
one. It is now in th- llntish M ifeuui.
Tno wlia'.u lizard is ducribe l in natural
history as "tnc king (if t!ie land n:i I
sen," doubtless from tho fact that it 'hi
cpjiilly nt home on Ian I or in the water.
In water Its speed was torrilic; it swui
with its legs, its enormous wings M:rv
iug to keep its body above tho surface,
so that it must have appeared to be walk
ing on the water. An idea of its great
sizo fan bo for-ned from the fact that
one bone weighed TJ 1 pound:'. Ths
weight of the whole skeleton is 'ii!)
pounds. Illustrated American.
A Cre.it Tridge in Tcias.
The Republic has published notices
of this remarkable bridge while it was
under construction, and tiio accompany
ing picture, by tho Hall Signal Com
pany, graphically illustrates tho rcinar-.
able structure. It is one of thu two nt
three highost bridges hi tho world 'J'li
feet high and 20Si) feet long. It is on
thn lino of tho Southern Pacific Ilnilroad,
787 miles from Now Orletns, aud wa
built by tho Phaviix Bridge Crfnip.inj
for the purpose of shortening tho main
line and reducing the grades as well as
avoiding other difficulties .incident to
maintaining a railroad in tho canyons of
the Kio Grando. There are 4S span.!
alternately 3j feet and li." feet loog, ex
cept the channel spun, wnich is a canti
lever 145 feet long. The towers, tint
ricos mven nntooc, wsitiiik tkxas.
highest of which aru stoel, rest on
masonry piers. They are 35x1011 feet
at the base and 35x10 feet at tho top.
The highest tower is 321 feet high, in
cluding the masonry. The floor of this
bridge is covered with galvanized sheet
iron ss a protection against tiro, 33,500
square feet ot iron having been used for
the purpose. 3 1. Louis ltupubliu.
Quaker Care for Co'd".
For colds, sa old-time remedy with s
ridiculous name, s a stowed Quaker mo
lasses posset. It is a very soothing and
phasant drink, made as follows. Let
simmer slowly for a half hour one half
pint of best molasses, one dram ot
powdered white ginger and a lump ot
butter. This should be stU-red frequently
and should not come to a boil. After
removing it from the stove stir in it tbe
juice of two lemons or one ounce of
good vinegar, cover sad let it stead five
minutes. It msy be used hot or cold,
but must Dot in tbe latter case be kept
U tin. St. Louis Bepublid.