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VOLUME FEBU.R LA, PROENE "S C PAR '1...LAI LA., SATURDAY, F ,
SVLM LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARI~fl, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY~ 25, 1895li~I
'lbs years thI stealIr youth away
Come drifting on-oome drifting on,
Idhe snowflakes that endure a day
Ana thes are gone.
Upre the hearth is biasing bright
La eas ire--I sit and dream,
Ada think how far into the night
Aa storm its ruddy glow doth stream.
Lad then, within my heart, to-sight
MI dame of youth fares up ones more,
To shed a gleam of tflickering light
Through ali the dark that lies before
Acd all the lost come back ones more
Ad all the dead things live again,
And Sootsteps ocho on the floor
And facs press aganlast the pane.
And now I try so hard to eaten
A whisper from the forms that pass,
To touch the hand that lifts the latch
The lips that tremble on the glass.
And seek to check the rising tears
For sweet dead Joys and loved ones gone,
For memories that like the years
Come drifting on-come drifting on.
My fire burns low, but through the gloom
Comes stealing in the gray of dawn,
The shadows scurry from the room
Till are gone.
And morn is here-the storm is past,
The room is filled with ruddy day;
But on my head is drifting fast
The snow that never melts away.
-Kate Field's Washington.
How He Found That Sharp Tricks
ORE fresh air
children c o m -
i. n'!" said Mrs.
"- o' lovel Zopher,
I'm tired of'eam.
We've had 'em
lame, halt and
blind, and I'd
like a change.
= Not that I've a
Far from it; it's
a noble charity.
But don't seem
hardly fair to
keep on enter
kets, when your own flesh and blood
stands in need of country air as much
as any of 'cem."
Mrs. Crane fell to scouring her bright
milk pans, while her husband stared
out of the window and thought hard.
Summer after summer this good
farmer had entertained poor ,ehi~ ,
often two at a time, and usually
in bad health; and all the time his con
science would persist in asking:
"Whese's Marthy's boy?"
Martha had been the farmer's pretty
sister oneo~ but she had willfully mar
rtied a worthless fellow against her
paraht's wishes, and had long since
reaped thgreward of her disobedience.
Alter a few years of misery ahe died,
leaving behind her a little boy called
Shortly afterward his fatlhr also
died, and now Alec was living some
where in New York with the father'
It was generally believed that they
were poor and shiftless, and that Alec's
wits were acquiring a nimbleness far
from desirable. At least, such were
the rumors that occasionally reached
the farm. By reasp of Aleg's unforta
nate reputation, Zopher Crane had
been unable to make up his mind
to weloome his nephew to the
farm. He felt sure that if Alee once
set foot on the farm it would be for
"Yes, I mean Marthy's boy," said
Mrs Crane, presently. "Be may be
worthless as all git-out, but duty's
duty. Besides, Deacon Beazely's wife,
who went down to York in the spring,
found out considerable about the fam.
ily for me. She said that maybe he
was rather sharp and antic like, but it
was her opinion that Alee stood dread
ful in need o' homin'. Come, Zopher,
let's take him on faith."
Good Mrs. Crane turned her soft eyes
full of entreaty on her husband.
"You're a good woman, Phebe," said
he, Anally'. "Well, send for Alee. H
ea be our 'fresh air' for a spell, if
Martha's boy was really a trifle more
"ntiec" than was thoroughly comfort
Sable for others, but, according to his
lights, he was not really a bad boy.
True, he had a reputation for sharp.
naess that rejoiced his souLt He was at
SsonuaouDT's 333 TAaJrs5p3' wzRl MI
ts bottom of ar evera y bit of ua
6bW tati bappa so has umianee
plade+ sta be r aese i t oryh. A
baesede ti p an
was -bet h, o t b:Ptu, 'q. h
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barn, where he did his repairs on raany
It was his firm and fond conviction
that if it had not been his lot to be a
farmer he would have made a very ex
cellent mechanic. The big grindstone
and all the little whetstones and glue
pots and carpenter's tools of various
kinds were the joy of Uncle Zopher's
heart. Hitherto no one had been bold
enough to meddle with them.
Among the treasures of the shop was
a stone bottle, without a stopper, filled
with sweet oil. It stood on a broad
shelf beneath the window. One morn
ing this bottle was found to be empty.
Only the night before it-had been new
ly filled. As the shop door was always
kept locked, and the key to it cleverly
concealed behind the kitchen door, it
was clear that some one of the house
hold was the offender.
"Somebody's been tamperin' with my
ile," announced Uncle Zopher, looking
severely over the tops of his spectacles
straight at Alec.
Alec anxiously undertook to clear
himself of this awful charge.
"There, lad, careful!" said Uncle
Zopher, "my boys didn't take it, I know,
for they've said so, and what they say
is sure to be true; but you-I don't
know about you."
Alec made the most frenzied protes
tations of innocence. Perhaps no one
believed him, but., for the time being,
the matter was dropped.
Alas! the contents of the fat stone
bottle in the shop disappeared again,
and Uncle Zopher's face grew stern.
"If youl'd only tell the truth, Alee
dear!" entreated Aunt Phebe, with
tears in her eyes. "Come, now, just
for mischief, didn't you do it?"
"Nope!" maintained Alec, stoutly.
No confeasion could be wrung from
Meantime the oil continued to disap
pear, until finally Uncle Zopher de
clared that Alec certainly must be the
thief, and that unless within three
days a full confession was made he
should "ship him off," and that he
"need never show hide nor hair on the
Alec was in despair. He had never
known the delights of a home before.
To go away from the farm now would
break his heart He was miserably
convinced now that if his reputation
had been for honesty and truth, instead
of trickery and sharpness, he would not
have been suspected.
"Say, now," drawled Joe, his cousin,
as the two were moodily driving home
ALEC AND JO0 LEAVED OVER THE BAR
the cows, "this oil business is mighty
queer, and if you didn't take it, if you
truly didn't take it-let's creep out to
the shop to-night after the folks are in
bed, and watch out for the scamp who
did. What d'ye say?" .
Alec welcomed the scheme eagerly,
and the two boys arranged their plan
of action. When it was nearly mid
night, 6be pair softly descended the
stairs and let themselves out of the
A big moon shone in through the low
window of the shop, lighting the fat
stone bottle, newly filled with oil, that
stood on the wide shelf beneath.
The boys heard a noise almost as
soon as they had entered, and quickly
crouched behind some barrels. Here
they had a good view of the shelf
At that moment the moon hid her
face behind a. cloud. All was dark.
Mysterious sounds were heard by the
young listeners. Joe thought it might
be rats, but to Alec's excited mind even
Indians or pirates were possible, and
his teeth chattered. But his desire to
have vengeance on the thief overcame
his fears, and he held his ground.
More scuffing was heard presently,
and then it became evident that some
thing was reaching up to the shelf.
When the moon once more kindly threw
her light in the little shop, beholdl
four large rate were seated complacent
ly on a box on the broad window ledge,
the top of the box being just even with
the neck of the bottle.
Alec and Joe leased over the barrels
almost to the extent of falling in order
to see the performance. One rat de
liberately turned around and let his
tail down the neek of the oil bottle,
and then, carefully withdrawing the
dripping member, bhe gracefully sub
mitted it to his three rat companions,
who licked of all the adheriag oil
Then another rat took his tarn at
thrusnting his tail into the bottle,- and
inthis way all were servsea. By sad
by all four ratsseampered o,
The mystery of the oll bottle was
solved at last
"I swan to grilous!" ejaculated
Udele Zopher, when the next mornlng
theboys laid theresault of their mid
sight esearches before the family.
"The kaowia' erittersi"
.iWell, .any," sade sae Zopher to
wle "I'm soorry enough that I s*
etetyo ye of bea' wht you wa'a't
hasea s, youW repuisdiOE was agS
you. Maybe you Ssta evmer h -.e
but a good same is wuthmeea
,mtrbhes if . y ihu- .. -
a stia. rt.atis
-Mud baths were common amonga
the ancients, the mad on the seashore
and the slime of rivers being especially
prized for this purpose. The Tartars 1
and Egyptians still use them in certain
diseases. They are taken by people at
many places on the continent of Eu
rope, among which may be named Drl
burg, Eilsen, Neundort, Pyrmont, Sps,
Marienbad, Franzensbraun, Eger, Kis
singen and Trenlitz.
-Tolstoi, writing in the Russian Ga
sette, says it would be impossible for
him to describe the real situation of the
people id the famine district. Famine
again threatens the district in which I
he lives. The rye harvest has been very
poor, and oats have entirely failed. 4
There is a complete dearth of firing.
and, added to this, the people have used
up their last reserve of strength in the
miseries they endured last winter.
-Western Australia with its enor
mous territory does not supply enough
cattle and sheep for local consumption.
This land is remarkable for its im
mense area of arid sand upon which
the only green thing that flourishes is
the inevitable gumtree. Of grass there
is almost none, and even the kanga
roos are half starved. The non-arrival
of a cargo of live stock by steamer
from South Australia is sometimes a
serious matter in the more western col
-The Royal Humane society has
awarded its silver medal to Boatswain
M'Dermott for an extraordinary feat of
bravery. Two sailors of the war ship
Swallow were bathing from a boat in
the sea off Zanzibar, when a shark ap
peared. M'Dermott, who remained in
thb boat, was clever enough to leap
from the boat square on the shark's
back just as the latter came alongside
for his prey. The fish was frightened
off for time enough to pull alt three
men aboard the boat.
-The sultan of Turkey has made a
vigorous break through the trammels
of national tradition, and has given an
order that Turkey shall take a place
in the march of civilization. He has
granted concessions for the construe
tion of long railways which will open
up his territory to the east, the north
and the south, all having their termini
at Constantinople. One is to extend
to Damascus, and another, the Tigris &
Euphrates railway, to the Persian gulf.
The concessions have been granted to
German and Belgian firms, English
firms being entirely left out.
-National prizes for orchards were
offered in New South Wales, Australia.
It was found that the smallest orchards
paid the least profit per acre, the
largest paid more than the smallest,
but those of medium size paid. the best.
From a forty-acre orchard the net
profits were $5,000, or $185 per acre;
another of fifteen acres giving a profit
of 8,9200, or more than 8145 per acre,
while an orchard of less than ten acres
gave a profit of nearly $1,500, or $150
per acre, and a small orchard of four
acres gave profits of only $250.
-Efforts are being made to establish
a trade for South African tomatoes
and potatoes in London. Tomatoes
would be needed in the London market
during January. February and March,
and potatoes during February, March
and April, and it is urged that the lat
ter be grown in red soil where possi
ble. The London vegetable dealers are
prepared to pay from one and one-half
to two cents per pound for tomatoes,
which would pay the farmers, one of
whom guarantees to supply from eighty
to one hundred tons of the Acme and
-Out of a population of 50.0000,000 in
Prussia only 2,485,58 persons possess
an income .of over 900 marks a 'year,
which is equal to about $825. This fact
is shown by the first year's results of
the new income tax in Prussia. Two
million one hundred and eighteen thou
sand nine hundred and sixty-nine pay
income tax on the lowest scale-that is,
an incog of between 900 and 3,000
marks. Only 10,698 persons have in
comes of over 30.000 marks, or about
$7,000 a year. The highest income de
clared is 6,760,000 marks, and from the
locality where it was registered the
person is supposed to be Krupp, the
gun-maker of Essen.
SOUTH SEA ARMOR.
Cests oY Mall Made of Cocoa Fiber sad
The academy of sciences has added to
the treasures of the museum a complete
suit of ancient armor from the Gilbert
islands. Aloso some odd nieces of war
like paraphernalia used or worn by the
dusky warriors. All of these articles
are believed to be at least one hundred
The coat of mail and belmett, all in
one piece, looks when off the wearer
like a big wicker chair. When on, the
bafk of the chair apparently rises
above the wearer's head, which passes.
up through the seat of the chair. The
low arms, which are really straps, pass
over his uloulders. The solid portion
of the lower part is the corselet, fhsten
ing areund the body.
This ourious garment i made of o
coanut fiber, ,twisted around and
arwand over thiek cords, making a
dense fabrie stiff and stout as board.
In color it tesembles unblesehed ltnen.
The material is woven by hand, after
which it is embroidered in reglar pat
tern suggesting grotesque human g
ures. Thisk uearious needlework is esxe
eated with ocrds madbp of twisted ha
With the agelar garment jat de
eribed ma woran ayodk sad a pair of
sleeve, Ils a icn-pisce. Also, a pair
Seflgglg witha sheet skirt atthe top
m made r a-, browa coanut
ba o bS MBe sad kstu d, ntis
-l ithese gsrmeat.s alething
:~Xlyirl6eC~CbrIqhad ~ in~
of twist, ttitch, strand and mesh. No
doubt this outfit of a heathen warrior,
tepresents the labor of years and the
slavery of women. Possibly, carnage
in addition, as the hair used may have
been taken from slain captives. y
With the suit of" armor are two P
spears, one eleven feet in length, the
other fourteen. They are long, pointed C
sticks of cocoanut wood, armed with C
shayk's teeth. The teeth are polished
until they. are smooth and white as
ivory. Each tooth is knotted to the
wood by a cord made of human hair,
passing through a hole drilled in the
tooth and another drilled in the wood. g
The shorter spear has ninety-eight
teeth, the longer one one hundred.
About the middle of each stick a
curious piece of skin is fastened to the
wood. This skin Is as. thick as the
stoutest leather and covered with sharp, t
white tooth-like projections. No one
connected with the academy knows e
what the skin is, as nothing like it has t
ever been seen here before. The ex- i
hibit is accompanied by a broad, curv- a
ing band of the same skin, but whether t
it is intended as an armor plate or not t
nobody seems to know. R
With the same lot of curios came -
three pointed caps, looking like simply
woven baskets, one of cabbage palm, I
two of fan palm, the leaves torn into a
strips. It is not known whether these m
were worn in battle or not.
A full-dress costume of an old-time t
Gilbert island belle consisted of a short I
skirt made of fringe woven from the f
cocoanut fiber, and necklace, bracelets, c
anklets and earrings, some of which a
were made from shells and sharks' a
teeth. The donation of armor was ae- a
companied by such a skirt; the rest of c
the costume is unfortunately absent a
This collection of Gilbert island an- a
tiquities was presented to the academy a
of sciences by John L. Howard.-San a
Francisco Chronicle. t
A MINIATURE VOLCANO.
It Has Terrified the Indians of the Wlehita i
Mountains for Eighteen Years..
An active volcano is one of -A "
osities of the wonderful Indi~ t
tory. About forty-five miles wtt of
Chickasha, in a detached spur of the1
Wichita mountains there existed for e
eighteen years a fully developed vol- I
cane-on a small scale, it is true, but i
sufficiently awe-inspiring, as these I
phenomena always are, to have fright- c
ened away its discoverers. Eighteen
years ago Chief Quanah and his people
pitched their camps on the west fork of 1
Cash creek, hard by one of these spars i
of the Wichita range. I
After sentinels had been placed on
duty they betook themselves to slum
ber. In the night the whole band was 1
roused by the screams and yells of the I
terrified sentinels, and the surround- 1
ing country was lit up by a bright ,
glare emanating! from the mountain, I
side. They fled without even gather
ing up their camp equipage. Many ]
months after this event QuBnah gath
ered his tribe together and went back I
to investigate. As they approached the
spot it required all their courage to in
duce them to proceed near enough to
discover the eause of their fright.
They found smoke issuing from the
side of the mountain. They imagined
it to be the abode of the evil spirit, and
approached it cautiously at first, but
becoming emboldened as they proceeded
at length found themselves near enough
to toss a rock into it. From this they
set to work carrying stones as large as
they could lift and threw them into its
mouth with the purpose of filling it
up. After some time they found no
headway was gained by such proceed
ings and they abandoned the'attempt.
The vent is oval-shaped and is three
feet long and twenty inches widei.
Smoke issues from it continually, and
at long and irregular intervals it sends
forth a bluish-colored blaze, as if from
a burning mine. There are known to
be extensive coal beds in that country,
but even if it could haVitaken fire
from some internal agency it does not
seem possible for it to have smoldered
for so long a period. It is therefore de-'
clded to be a miniature volcano.-Gal
A THUNDER STORMS
AU Nature Let Loose In Her Fury Among
"The people of this country do not
know what a thunder storm is," assert
ed Juan Segarez, a native of Peru.
"You must go to the mountains of the
tropics if you want to see the bolts of
Olympian Jove and' hear his thunders
"There is no sight on earth so grand
as a midnight thunder storm in the
Andes. Byron describes a night storm
in the Alps, and it appcairs inexpressi
bly grand to those who have never felt
the solid earth rock beneath the terrific i
Selectric discbarges and seen the forked i
boltSrend gigantic rooks from mouan
tam peaks and send them erashing
down into well-nigh bottomless ehasms.
"I spent a night in the Andes in the
summer of '88. Our party was eneamtpesd
Sin a ssin, walled in by three snow
eapi bdpeaks Shortly after midnight
a suandden thunder storm came up, aud
those three peaks seemed to be eancir
cled with ery blueserpents. that
and flamed and darted tbeirs
1 tongues across the triangntlar
Seach othe r afor hour, while the
rof thander followed In ech quick
e ession that it seemed one continal
Serash-like an endless crack of doom.
S"Bowiders larger thsa any buildin
I eveerrtes lhy man were tern from the
erags and hurled into thevalleys, while
| the renaesme downlikeaseeond8elhfgeg
- swelling in a few mites every tiny
rivhlet to torrents that roraed likel
1 m.g . the storm e u as su denly
'thfbie assa ite sad aiUlence lk*
Sgrve esecesed the airwifl gend.
n_ . . .. _ _ . . ... _.._ _,
m ?tisLb'l, bwe ye.r new diseast
* ouebedygrps 1ek.al -a be
4 ~rr~ B~~la 1 C'lii$
UNITED IN DEATH.
A mittr rf~ erT u o S.. tmgratwm r T u I
Pe.bsed Is a eWeeters asmsrd.
"*That's Dead Man's Cove right before L
your eyes," mad the old man as he
pointed to a reces of halft in a
extent in the southern face Little h
Rocky mountains "That'sI. Man's o
Cove, and you kin see the ioh work of
the wagon lyin' about when ye git t
closer. When I first looked in here b
thatr' was fve human bodies lying dead
in that wagon. Me and my pard we
dug a big grave and buried 'em all to
gether ba%.k agin that clift, there wha' r
the rocks is. We piled the irocks that
way so that the wolves couldn't git at t
"But there is no headboard-no
names," I protested as I rode closer to
the spot pointed out.
"Couldn't be no names, 'cause we I
couldn't find any," he replied, "and
them rocks is a gravestun' as will last
forever. We'll git of and sit down fur
a smoke and I'll gin ye the full parf
ticklers. ve passed here a hundred i
times in the past few years, and it allas
gives me the heartache. Poor husband I
-poor wife-poor children!
"It was this way," he continued after
his pipe was alight. "Me and pard had
our shanty down the valley about a
mile. Plenty of emigrants in, ther'
kivered wagons used to come by this
trail and turn south into Wyoming, or
keep west into Idaho. They'd come
five or six families at a time, or they'd
come singly. Some of 'em would take
sich chances of Injuns, sickness, land
slides, starvashun and death as would
make your har' stand on end to think
of. No man kin begin to guess how
many graves thar' be of men, women
and children between the Dakota sine
and the west branch of the Missouri
river. I've counted a hundred in a day's
"Wall, one December mornin' me and
pard woke up to feel that thar was a
blizzard makin' ready to bust on us. It
had been coolish but pleasant up to
that time. We could tell by the feel of
things what was comin', and began to
git ready far it. It was jest arter noon
when a woman walked into our shanty.
She was an emigrant. Right here in
this cove she had left her husband and
four children to try and find some help.
He had bin sick for three weeks, and
was little bptter than a dead man, and
she had bin drivin' the team an' takin'
keer of things gener'ly. She orter to
hey turned back long before, but some
fool of a doctor had told the man he'd
get well if they kept on. They had got
separated from the party they started
with and had made the last hundred
miles alone. They war' out o' grub,
hadn't a match left to build a fire, and
the woman knowed a change for the
wuss was blowm' up. She was a frail,
leetle woman, and she had gone through
with 'nuf to down a man, but she
hadn't lost all her pluck yit. As soon
as she told us the story we got ready to
go back with her an' bring in the out
fit. We made a start, but we never got
"The blizzard prevented, eh".
"She did. She came swoopin' down
all of a sudden, like some great bird
droppin' from the sky. A fine snow be
gun to fall, the wind started right in to
blow a livin' gale and I believe the
thermometer went from forty-five de
grees above to ten degrees below inside
of half an hour. We hadn't any with
us, but the change was sudden an'
amazin'. You couldn't face that gale
to save your life. It jest stopped us
and turned us around before we had
got fifteen rods from the house. As to
the cold, it jest paralyzed you. We had
to go back, and arter takin' a big drink
o' whisky all around and puttin' on
more clothes we tried it agin. Me and
I Sam was tough as b'ars them days and
could hey laid down in a pond of water
and let it freese up with us, but we
couldn't buck agin that blizzard.
s When we made the second start we got
about half way up here, the little
I woman leadin' the way all the time.
Then we had to stop. You couldn't see
three foot from your nose, and all of us
was freeziln' to death by inches.
"And you went back?"
"We did. The woman was deter
r mined to push on, and we jest had to
Spick her up and carry her back. It
Swas only by the Lord's hand pintin'
- the way that weaver reached our cabin
agin. We had our ears, noses and an
gers iris, and an hour arter we got
Sback water froze solid in our cabin
Swithin five feet of a roaran' fre. The
woIan prayed to God and appealed to
us, bout we knowed it was no use. That
Swas the blizzrd of '81, and I'Prve heard
men say it went down to forty-two de
Sgrees below sero in this valley 'that
t night. It fris thirty-thousand head
0 cattle to death in the Gallatin valley to
i the west, and the Ice in the Missouri
- river was solid from top to bottom.
a See that rock split in half? Wall, the
L cold did that at thattime We had lot
a of wood and a big fire, bat it was a elos
i share that we didn't frts to death. The
Swoman got ntpped wuse thSa we did,
but her mind was on the family back
Shere. She was boand to come back
alone, but we stood her of till about
dark. Then she made a bolt fr it sa4
"And went to ler death?"
"Jest as smartn as if sbe had jumped
' of that i. The blisuard shet us in
!fr three days. When we got iout we
found bar withia twenty wro of the
eb. She had fris-to doath gIa' that
Sfar. Of eaours we knowed hwi weald
Sbhe uphera The hores hbed bees om
Shidhed md turnedst. Ther) l yver
by that tree. The sfoasin the wge
Sbad oewded tegethar sadblsddare p
w itwihal the b but eal wat t~om
saw that eusktlghtases l wwe(iie
slee * 44b 6sO 'at*u m Ju ssLseI
awu uagtha ~l .~ ~ APfi ~ m)S;~ ·"l'
ir~ksia-~~sl- 4rl~ tbn~-..l~b~
They were dsacussLng the labor qw*
"I believe in shorter houas." said Mr.
"So do I," replied Miim eedith, ,
earnestly. "I think an hour and al hal
a plenty long enough foi an evealig
As the young man had been there
threehours, he begn to look or his t
hat-Jury.. _ __
Farmer (emerging ftrem sadow of 1
hen borne)--iold on, there, you old p
rascall I saw you coming, an' I jsLt a
thought you wouldn't be able to Ig by t1
"'Rst~u-Go by dat pallet? No, amb a
-reckon not, ashl Pe got some ha. fa
inanity in me, sah. Yo' didn't spoae I
cud see a po' chieken roost oat a res.
In' aight lack die, did yo'?-Judge
A Tre Philshepist. n
Mr. Goodmana-You should tellour l
doctor to call on the washerwIman's
Mrs. G.-Dear mel What's the matter I
"Influenza, I think."
"Who told you'"
"No one, but I notice that only tio
of my handkerchiefs esme back this
week."-N. Y. Weekly.
On a Level.
Dorothy (aged three to her older
slater)-I'm as tall as you.
Marjorie-No, you're not Stand up
and see. There, you only eoma to my
Dorothy--Well, I don't care. Pm as
tall the other way; my feet go downse
far as yoursl-Demorest's Magazinel
He Didn't Win.
Willis- What makes you s blue,
Wallace-.Why shouldn't I be blua
A fellow offered one hundred dollars t
fora case of catarrh he couldn't eamrs
and I let him try his hand on me.
"Well, what of it?"
"Why, he cured me confound it."-
Couldn't Acbt Ilam.
Bright-She's a mad-hater.
Cholly-Aw--er--s that so? I'm
sorry to heah it, for I was going to twy
to make up to her, dontaherkniow
I.--O, well, you're all right. The
fact that she's a man-hater doesn't bar
you from her favr.-N. Y. Herald.
A Bequesst Usarestd. I
Kitty-If I should marry you, Prank,
yo must give ap yourpraetiteasapby
Frank-That would be mposible.
Frank-I never had any.-Des Moines
Um owviem Uew
Cholly-I tfered my arvices to Mr. 1
Hyson, bhat he widely deeliwed.
Fweddy-What did he msay?
Cholly--Said he alwesdy had ame
Murphy (above)i-Phwtdo yes wat9
Coogn--Jist t'row down a bhrdek till
igarll p meholde.- dgo New
Tan LAST B SeIC
PCoogan (below) he~-S . PMu ehy oh
that .you would like to attend my
churach, but cainot stord to pY may
thing for a pow?
Pettljohn-Yes, sir; my expeses m
large and my Inacome Is smal.
Prson-Bat your wife tells me that
it mests you a dollar sandahalf to go
sLhing every 8anday.
PetUijohn-Well, thas all shekno
bout it. It easts me at least two do
ls. her the Obese waibs.
Sghe (gumhlangly)-There ae delr whli
we seem more Is unison with nartar
than at other times; wben Mr hearts
seem to best In accod with the mblie
Sbharmony of the universem tay you
He-Indeed I havl a It is always t
way with me on pay day.--N Y. HIer*
oDrweig sim Os
I- Striwber.-Well, I hsve ade p my
I mind to popom to her.
Ic Sinqerly-You are not goang to do it
tI In those tiousere, sareyea
4 Strawber-Why not?
Stagerly-She weon' be able to hear
word you ay.-Truth.
-- Eidnt, Lesbmli· .
S'Hbend--DId you dio usi tIbi
i".e' me so your h .i "
"Hew they su-not Ltse )t"
S"HBMLs ' Who e the wall"--E V
e.-Sow chariagar you Iooh, sed
ai kd . it bem you ed-
lh -..Wti - i a w . .sa.
e :'iva s Wt efo r; A e
- a- • .. - -" .' " -
-e wL AIM.t. 1t rN. sa. A AaS
ApS easde Arse. Oasm.
Dr. Nasa, the ltorwegaim a.ipea,
who is about to uadertake a vo~ge fV r
the discovery of a aucthweet pss,
has adopted plans essentally $aerst
from those followed by his trepid
predeoessoersi itherto, with onm poe
aible exception, all attempts to .eh
th North pole have been made i d.e
ane of the baobs les of Sura. Jr.
Nausea, on the other hbank wiite 0,
W Weipper in the CMseo Oade e
propose to learn whether mateP Ase
not herself supplied semes ad seing
the problem, and whbeher themb M
after all, a possibility of reauag the
north pole by atiai sertael atUIal
facilities I the froasn seas of which aL
early Arctic navigastors were*ge
The clreanstanmes upon wleh D
Nasen bases his hopes are sammare
laed by him as tofeai .The "Jse
nette" expedition of 1e7041, sad the
loss of that vessel, seemed to soand the
knell of al expeditious to reach the
pole by ehrinag straits. But In June,
1884, three years after the "Jeanette"
sank, tlere wore foud near Julis
Dan. r3mDTJeor EAIss
sheab, Greenland, Several artile
which had belonged to the "Jeennetta,"
and had been abandoned at the time of
its wreck by the crew, and which had
been carried to the coast of Geanland,
from the opposite side of the Polar an,
on a piece of Ice.
This weird and mysterious voyage
across the Arctie ocean leads Dr. Nan.
sea to think that the unknown earesat
is nature's mern of ecaunuatimoke
and he will endeavor to relalis his
hopes of a direct routs arew the pea
of the Arctle ocean
The Nasena expedttlin, whoseer rt is
tobe detrayed by the Narwegiasn gov
ernment snd King Osca and othe
publlo.epirted citizens, will leve Nor
way next Jane and proesed direct to
Nova Zembla. The explore and his
party wil take with tse Ir yeears'
provisions, although thqey hope to e
absent only two years The k ieaso
world takes a deepl interest in the !s
posed voyage, as Dr. Naeses isa pra.
tial san who wil Wry out his plas
Lnd proasses. peoatd ba y sets :
he tesi r to ke h rasnessmeoo
Sarah Berahsadt loves t toll the f*
lowgo story about OwUvise, a amoes
French actor. The latter, It saens,
possemed incredible power of tmizb ry.
He could awnsme the oles gestures
and faal expression of any person he
auantsd to meet. oe day he alled on
his tallor to ask him for a littl more
time on n aounts which had been
rnning on for there years. At that
moment he saw a estomer enter the
shop and pay for sevral articles of
clothing, which were 1iau diately de.
Ivered. Then the actor heaved a.dp
sitgh of pai.
"What isthe mater with you!" in
quired the tailor.
'Alast" replied Ollvier. "there is s
asn I shall never be able to imitate"
She-Did you he apleasnt evening
at the Tolliveli
Re-Yes. As soon as I pat my right
arig around Dalays waist she put bth
heras ound aIs Thes she serwps
I let go, bat she haung ona er efather
eane in sad reed the stattes servtadng
Sto breeh of prus-sm& , I ,'
very mie time.-. Y. Heald.
he esseol *r tsr E .- /ew
" asse fald you do not loe tasi~a
Mr. Kesenar," she amid, as sbh Laished
Sa seetiton t th piao.
0 "Oh, I do," bd said, agely.
"I thought you tSoced bored," d
I- *I my hare looked bored," he as
eweerd, "bet!t lesepaisme ifr sl
-act - t.
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