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VOL. X, LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, .LA., SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1897. NO. .
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WOMAN5 IN
the Col
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time.
CHAPTER XV-Contlnued.
The Colonel met them at the dining- hear t
room door, and Nell, approaching rather was
:autiously, gave him a half-expectant, or hei
nalf-questioning, glance.
Her fears were quite groundless, how- noisy,
ever, for as soon as he had seen Marga- the
ret, and heard that she was going to thell
leave them so so n, he had no thought c arria
for any one else. trian
"I don't know how we shall do with- tri,n
Dut you," he said, bending over her with chaotL
tindly affection. "Bertie told me you gazed
were going, and I have been anticipat- gaz
sig my own loneliness. Have yoi 'keenl
grown fired of us so soon?" He tookl H
aer face between his hands and regarded Ithat
it with a gentleness in which a variety asket
of elnot one found expression. "You the st
are in a hurry to leave us, Margaret,' the s
no added, sadly. inl
"Ah, no," she hastened to answer, as ,r
her eyes grew dim and a painful flush had
averepread her cheeks. ions
The gentleman did not answer for a too.
second, during which his" face workel the
with feeling and a tender light filled his glan
eyes. home
"You are a brave girl," he said, rather coul
unsteadily, at last; "a true, brave girl. pass
Heaven will bless you as you deserve. pass
Don't let that scoundrel come near me; dec1,
I might be tempted- " hom
"You are so hard on him, Colonel. cont
Don't " NorE
"Don't blame him, I suppose. Ah, chee
Margaret, you are like the rest of your a bi
sex-always ready to defend the man sun
who breaks your heart. Well, well, I'll dice
not be hard, for your sake, but when I thie
think- Never mind; we'll miss you, gold
child-every one of us. Don't quite for- tem
got your old friends; you won't fnd the pshi
new ones half so true." sed
Again Margaret's eyes grew dim, and coul
she found herself incapable of an an- gall
swer. . A
Alice, noting her distress, broke in the:
with some light remarks, which Nell on
took up, notwithstanding her uncle's Hoie
formidable presence, and discussed far
volubly. i llarr
Under this respite Margaret regained ilo
her self-possession, and began to speak use
quite calmly. I
No further allusion to her going away Mo
was made during the meal, though each ter
one seemed quite, talkative. Nell par- ing
ticularly airing her opinions freely, and air
receiving no rel roof for her temerity. son
But when the time came to say good- vei
by, and Margaret was ready to go. the tall
Colonel, disregarding the hand she held lau
out to him, clasped her in his arms, and ant
tenderly, almost reverently, kissed her nis
brow. litt
"I knew it would be hard," she sobbed, ane
breaking down cimpletely. "I knew utt
this would be the hardest of all." ihel
"No, it sha'n't be, Margaret," he said, ofd
putting her gently from him. "Ido not AlAh
wish to pain you, child, even for a Ino- she
mient. I ut I am very deeply moved toj
see ý ou go from us under such circum- fa
stances. Your bravery and devotion ore
will have its reward-be sure of that. M.
Rh-member me when you need sympathy
or advice, for I would not be wbrthy the las
- name of friend if I could not show my ho
affection iq time of adversity as well I er
as prosperity: and I know that not even tic
your own lather could be more anxious L,
to help you than I am." hi
For many long days Margaret car- if
ried in her heart the memory of his kind ia
words and sympathetic voice th
As she rode home through the winter lht
'afternoon toward the chain of beautiful ye
hills which shut in the quiet, peaceful
village, her fancy tinged with lhdescrlb- ra
able melancholy every surrounding ob- st
ject, and the melancholy lingered long in
fter her eyes had ceased to look upon ul
the scene that had engendered it.
CHAPTER X VL
A NEW FRIEND.
"Margaret,I think I shall bring Wil
son to dinner to-night. I met him yes- ,r
terday and he asked about you. He has
heard Bertie lauding you to the skies,
andi naturally he is anxious to see the
paragon."
"Really, that is too bad of Bertie..I h
don't pose as a paragon, Brian. and in
deed I don't care to be one. I do want
to meet Dr. Wilson, though, and if you b
will only correct his falso impression, a
I wish you would bring him this even
Ing."
"I'll bring him, but I'll leave you to
correct or plove his impressions.
know you'll be equal to the emergency i -
in either case. You should really ap- C
reciate the compliment he pays you.
I don't believe I ever heard him ex-:
press a desire to meet any one before. i
"Really? Why, I feel quite vain. I
hope he isn't a cynic."
"Oh, no. It is rather indifference, I
think. He isn't particularly sociable;
that is, he doesn t care for visiting.
People follow him up, though, like the
deuce, and he's considered quite a catch
in the matrimonial pond. Any number iI
of anglers would be glad to land him.
must be off. I sha'n't be home to lunch.
Good-by. You won't be lonely?"
Every day Brian left Margaret with
this question, and every day she an
swered "No," but always after he hadl
Sone she felt she had answered untruth
fully. She was lonely--very lonely.
She found so little to interest her--so
little to fill the long dull mornings.
Brian sometimes came to Iunoh, but as,
cften hedid not. Her afteinoons were
spent in seeing the slghtS oX New York,
shopping, or olling on her few friends,
and her evenings at the theater, when
Brian would take her; but more often
at home alone when he had. some en
gagement which he could'not possibly
dFrom these engagements he would.
return late in the night, with the
heavy, stumbling steps which told
their own story, and which always
strUjk so heavily Jh Margaret's heart·,
as she waited sdeaples d anniou3.
Th'. was the re.oi4 of the ten days
she bhai spet In New Ictk, cnd sha
,m4 a* tar away frou the ,gw,
whimsic
out so 1i
at a real
`Shei
son, me
NFLUENCE som
Brian I
present;
the Colonel had promisel her as when some of
she left Elmwood. I knew
Under other circumstances she co:uld tion is
have been, not precisely happy, be- picture
cause she was too thoroughly a child of "I thi
nature not to miss, with an intensity ate som
few could understand, the restful, have no
peaceful influences of her country po:ntini
home. Yet she could have found con- "Quit
tentment in this charming little apart- Brian t
ment, with its comforts and luxuries. in New
Its situation was convenient and de- supposi
lightful, in the heart of the city, stir- portuni
rounded by places of interest and tant w(
amusement, and niar the various clubs, groat n
where Brian was fond -of spending his "Yes
time. from al
She was in the center of bustle and great c
activity. From her window she could one, ar
hear the throbbing pulse of a life that tive; bl
was never still-the ever-sounding tentiout
orchestra of a busy city; the mighty and up
roar of the elvated trains, with their! you?
noisy, whizzing echoes; the sound of life, yc
the heavy drays passing over the I hate
t b':lestones; • the lighter iumyle of fully e
carriages, and the long line of pedes- He r
_ trimns, made up an ever moving, ever rather
changing panorama of hu:uan life, "Yet
hope and ambition, upt'n which she very d
_ gazed with feelings that bro ight her swerinl
own loneliness and isolation more "I fanr
keenly before her. "Yet
I "How was she to fill the long hours know.
that must pass before dinner?" she cunmst
Y asked herself. "Should she go through i She
the stores and see the beaut ful things auxiot
the shop windows displayed so tempt- words
Sinely?" uend I
That was not interesting when one "Do
had no companions to exchange opin- don't
a ions with. The crowls weariel her, like tl
too. She felt so utterly alone amidst many
the busy throngs, where a friendly natioI
glance seldom, it ever, greeted her. At I was
home it was so different; there she assoc
could see a familiar lace in every fields
. passer-by. must
No, she would not go out to-day, she that I
decided at last. She would stay at my e;
home and read and try to emulate the them
contentment of sp rit which prompted Some
hlNorah under all circumstances to sing go to
cheerily ov r her work. Yet it was tar ft
ra bright day to spend indoors. The mem'
n sun, which always bse.-ne 1 to her preju- i the c
l1 diced fancy to shine through a yellower, hard.
thicker atmosphere, lay warm and that
u golden on the hous." tops opposite. It ent i
Stempted her with its cheeriness. But, He it
I pshaw! where was the I leasure in walking Elum
sedately over the hard pavements? How for h
could that compare with a delightful endu
n- gallop over the hills at home? thert
I Ah, those glorious rides! Why couldn't I lov
in these tall walls crumble away? Why i 'l
ell couldn't the Iaved streets, this horrid tone
e's noise and din by the touch of some ing 1
aed rry's hand give place t-o the familiar in a
ied Mills and fields? Not for long; o::ly for "V
ak one day-dust one day. How she would New
ak use every hour of that day! pavt
he would have her usual ride on (iotl
ay Mollie's eleek back. They would can- that
ch ter away through the cool, still morn- le 1
ar- ing. She would feel the invigorating oure
nd air against her cheek, and the glad 31
sense of fresh, new life tingling in her deli
od- veins. She would go to The Cedars and but
1htalk with Alice and the ('olontl, ani you
neld laugh over Neli's ridiculous nonsense, "1
and and feel so happy. bhe would run in to The
ker kiss the children as they pressed their mis,
little faces against the rectory window, whu
ted, and she would find time for a few nmin- site
lew utes with Mrs. Martin to ask her how exit
her rheumatism was, an I hear if the nmot
aid, oit man had teen out since his sickness. few
not Ah, there was so much she would do if of i
io- she could be at home to-day. nue
I to Nanny came in to remove the break- aro
urn- fast things, and she asked twice for the chil
ion orders for luncheon and dinner before wal
hat. Margaret heard her. I p.
ithy "lndeed, I don't know," she said, at I co
the last, trying to fix her mind on these my
my household details. "You and Norah ex- thr
well ercise your ingenuity to-day. I'd par- ert
even ticularly like a nice dinner, as Mr. It i
ious Leigh will bring a friend home with I wh
him. Men must be fed, you know, even obl
car- if the world goes to peces. It is their a l
kind failing to think more of their dinners
than anything else, and we have to wit
nter humor it. So you and Norah must do wo
tiful your best." we
eful Quite late in the afternoon Margaret on
rib- rather suddenly decided that she could fai
ob- stand the house no longer. So, prepar- kn
long ing herself for a walk, she was soon ev,
apon upon the street. ju
When she arrived home it was nearly to
dinner time, and secretly upbraiding se
herself for staying out so late, she be- l<
gan to dress as quickly as possible. to
S"I should be dreadfully sorry if Dr.
Wil Wilson should o:ne and I not ready to an
has- receive him," she confided to her reflec- ni
is tion in the mirror. "I shouldn't know
kies, how to excuse myself. Well, it israther ch
the late, and if they have come I cannot th
SI help it."
SinI When she entered the parlor five
want minutes afterwards she found, not Brian,
you but a tall, fine-looking man who arose I
dou at her approach, with an air of chiv
ven- airy perfectly in accord with the noble
face.
cThat face impressed Margaret at once.
u to Not so much with its beauty of feature a
n. I and expression as with its firmness of
ency character, its strength of intellect, and
y ap- I the ennabling influence which high en
ex dearvor and strong purpose had left'
fore." upon It, Instinctively sh i felt a quick- a
in. i ening of her sympathies and feelings,
an indefinite attraction toward this man, h
oe, I whose very apfearance compelled her
able admiration.
tIn& During her scarcely perceptible pause
t in the doorway, the stranger, with a t
th swift but critical glance, had taken in the
mate sweet face and girlish form. Then he
I him.r tstarted forward with the half question,
ell, I half assertion:
ll "Mrs. Leigh? I am not mistaken."
unch. She held out her hand with a smile of
welcome.
t with "No, you are not mistaken," she said,
e an. with the easy, gracious manner that
e ha made her personality so winning. "I
truth- am Mrs. Leigh, and you are Dr. W'il
lonely, son, I know. I am very glad to meet,
er-so you, and doubly alad to welcome you to
inelngs. my home, because I really cannot feel
but as that you are a stranger, but rather an i
a were old friend whom I have heard of and
York, talked of Eo often,
'riends, Her words gratified him very much.
when "You honor me too highly," he an-I
b often awered, pressing the hand she offered
ee en- him. -To. be numbered among your
ssibly friends is a privilee I esteem most
deeply. Brian and I have been
wonuld iends of such long standing that the
hthe' pleasure I feel of meet ng his wife is
told w.'"'m afrai you find his wife very re
ehart, miss." put In Margaret, iusinamg bright
out. ly, a' d aeattIng herself in the chair he,
I days placed for her. -She must leatly is
• d sha 'your pardon ior not being at hmne when
ws4 n o. arsrived, Rer oyl eCiclie Ii i very
whimsical disposition, whish took her
out so late that she could not get back
at a reasonable time." Spain
"She is fully excused," rejoined Wil- other
son, meeting her smiling glance. "We yearly
got here about ten minutes ago, and that of
Brian left me to make himself more Englanm
presentable, he said. I was admiring
some of your curios when you came in. Sdin
I knew you at once. Bertie's descrip- invarial
tion is so accurate, and I've had the down u
picture of you in my mind." reco.ni
"I think Bertie is inclined to exagger- into the
at- sometimes, Doctor. Still I hope you the wat
have not found the original very disap
po:nting."
"quite the contrary, Mrs. Leigh. berry i
Brian tells me that you have only been coming
in New Yolk a very short time, so I ing his
suppose you have not had sufficient op- the hor
portunity to see how great and impor- of poll
taut we are. But you have visited a the nee
great many places of interest, no doubt?"
"Yes. quite a number; though v ry far The
from all, I am sure. Of course it is a the An
great city, and no doubt a delightful first th
one, and I am ridiculously unapprecia" mount'
tive; but, inleed, I like some less pre- Alps,
tentious places better. It is ail noise Alps,
and uproar to me. Do I quite shock Himale
you? I'm incurably devoted to country built it
life, you see. I cannot enjoy any other. mously
I hate any other. There, that's dread- are all
fully childish." Prof
lHe regarded her face with an intent, plant
rather puzzled, glance. he ha'
"Yet you have established yourself
very delightfully," he said, as if an- scale,
r swering an argument in his own mind. bacter
e "I fancy you must intend a long stay." the nil
"Yes, it may be. That is, I don't able f
a know. I hope- It depends on cir- for sal
e cumnstances, I th'nk." said tl
I i he spoke rather disconnectedly, and, these
5 anxious to divert any impression her 2
words might make upon him she hast- 1.2
uend to add: The
a "Don't misunderstand me, please. I mon0e
- don't wish you to think I actually dis- pistils
, like the city. I find it interesting in
It many ways, but I have not that fast i- lant
y nation which some people feel for it. plnt
t I was barn in the country, and all my conta
e associations hold the memory of green the pi
y fields and bright skies. I think that at the
must account for my tastes. I know the
e that brick walls and paved etreets tire This I
at my eyes, and I feel a longing to rest the I
ie them on something that is not here. know
dt Sometimes I am almost determined to
ig go to Elmwood just for a day. It isn't clove
as lar from here, you know; but then I re- Th
he member that I should have to leave after the a
u- the day was over, and that would be hollo
r, hard. So I think I must always Iut their
aid that thought aside. Brian is so differ
It ent in his tastes; he likes this busy life.
it, lie lindsthe country (lull and lonely, and
ug Elmwool has not the same attraction oposi
)w for him that it- has for me. He simply activ
ul, endures it. but I-well, I could live food
there forever, because it is home and- heat
't I love it." muel
by 1 he last words were spoken in a lower the I
rid tone, but WiLson understood the mean- er i
Wm ing they held, and his next ramark was er i
iar in a more feeling vein.
for "We will have to teath you to love
ld I ew York for something more than its
paved streets and- trick walls. We
on G(;othamites are very proud. We think It
in- that all things good and delightful are to the
in- Le fo:,nd in this great noisy city of inst
ing ours. ' advi
lad IMargaret smiled. "You have many ing
her desirable adlvantages, that is certain;
nd but while you are proud of your wealth pe,
tni you should not forget your poverty."
Lse, "True. Andl we have enough of it. frue
ito The condition of the poor in this city is mal
ieir miserable in the extreme, and reriaps, eitl
ow, what is more incredible, the most oppo- eall
sin- ! site conditions of prosperity and want adv
ow exist in such close pruoximiity. I was late
the most forcibly impressed with this fact a
ss. few (lays ago. I was passing along one
0 if of the streets just off from Flifth av-te
nue. There were elegant mansions all arr
'ak- around me, and handsomely dressed to 1
the children playing under the eyes of dul
fore watchful nurses. Yet a little further on the
I passed into a scene so different that I the
, at could scarcelycred(it the testimony of the
tese my ey s. ~ ithin an actual stone's
ex- throw of splendor and prosperity, pov- toh
par- erty, mnsery, and sin were running-riot.
Mr. It is terrible to think of it. A physician bet
with I whose practice lies amid such scenes is ies
yveen obliged to see so much of the heart- ap
heir a)lCes of life." col
ners "I suppose so," returned Margaret, ret
a to witha sigh. "Such an experience
t do wouldn't do for me at all; so much
wealth on one side and so much want th'
:aret on the other would make me lose my tie
ould faith in God. It is dreadful to say it, I ph
'par- know. I have taken myself to task for ce
soon even thinking of it, but my sense of Iat
justice cannot be reconciled. There is mm
arly some wise decree, no doubt, in what he
ding seems so unwise, but- Tell me. li
be- Dl)on't you ever feel like taking the world
to nieces and making it over again?" h
Dr. He smiled, amused at the question w
y to and the expression which accompa- th
flec- nied it. W
now "I have often thought it might be
ther changed to advantage, but Idonot ksow
nnot that I could manage it successfully."
I[TO B CONTINUED.l
five
*ro Offensively Prudish.
chiv- There is very little probability that
noble the play written by an American
lady, which the English Examiner of
Pace. Plays has refused to license, contains
a ture anything either "gross or coarse, in
I and decent or indelicate, although the t
h en- Examiner affirms that it does. The
Sleft fussy personage who says what shall
uick- and what shall not be played in
lings, Great Britain is very arbitrary and
man, has made some huge mistakes in his
d her day. Perhaps this insolent accusa
use tion of an American woman may
sith a turn out one of the greatest of them.
in the As for grossness and indelicacy,
:en he everybody knows that English audi
stion, ences will stand language and al
Slusions which would not be tolerated
~ile of I here.
Armored Express Cars.
a said, General Passenger Agent Heafford,
r th"t of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
r.il- I Paul, received a letter the other day
meet from Charles Shanafelt, of Lawrence,
you to Kan., describing a contrivance he
~ot feel has invented for the purpose of pro
her an I tecting express cars against train
of and robLers. The apparatus coesists of
Sa revolving trret set in the middle
mh . of the express car and provided with
oferPed i loopholes through which the guards
g your .can cprate Winchesters, Gatling
a most guns, or any other form of artillery.
been j The turret is supposed to be con
bat the I structed of armor-plate steel, an4 is
;wife is i so arranged that a band of train rob
r r- ers, could be annihilated with one.
err:-e' broadside.
i gh~- -
a h a 'h To *'wT to) long for any guest is a
A wwhen rudenell tbwatd thole who have arrive4
SveTry pun.tuaUl,
FPOPUIAR SCIrENCE,
Spain has more sunshine than any There
other country in Europe. The Liber
yearly average in Spain is 3000 hours; Onyx
that of Italy, 2300; Germany, 1700; said, of
England, 1400. in Hart
Sediments, or stratified rooks, are Two
invariably those which have been laid visits
down under water. They are always lcheste
recognizable as such, because divided eluded
into these layers, which the action of The
the water always produces. Iuskeg
One of the small varieties of hnckle- to get
berry is fertilized by a bee, which, tonsori
coming underneath the flower and fill- speak a
ing his proboscis up in order to get tion.
the honey, the flower throws a shower A Lo
of pollen in his face, to be carried to for the
the next host. small s
The long undulating folds in which weekly
the Anpalachians were prodund when conside
first thrown up are characteristic of offer w
mountain ranges the world over. The .Owir
Alps, tho Pyrenees, the Caucasus, plaint
Himalayas, Ander and Rockies are plaiets
built in just that way. They are enor- United
mously thick beds or masses, and they lovers
are all ridged up into these folds. withhe
Professor Nobbe, the well-known Tho
plant physiologist of Saxony, says that to be s
he has produced, "on a commercial back o
scale, pure cultures of the different been i
bacteria, which are efficient in affixing little I
the nitrogen of the air in a form avail- contal
able for plant foo 1, and he has them Aa
for sale in small glass bottles." It is A 1
said that soil can be in cnlated with sente
theose organisms for the modest sum of meat
$1.25 an acre. keepy a
The flowers of all the pumpkins are first
moncocious--baving the stamens and charg
pistils in distinct flowers, but both Ag
growing upon the . same individual Otisvi
plant; they also bear perfect flowers eleme
containing both organs. Nevertheless, take
the pistils and stamens not developing profil
at the same time, it is impossible for by th
the flowers to fertilize themselves. day t
This same necessity for insect aid in ay
the fertilization of flowers is well the w
known in Australia, with loth the red he v
ship
t clover and the apple. s Mone
- Tle bats pass the winter in caves, the
r the attics of houses and barns, or it riane
" hollow trees, hanging downward by Frid
t their hind claws. eating nothing and the I
moving not. All the carnivoria, or
d flesh caters, as the mink, skunk, GeTr
a opossum, fox and wolf, are in winter Geri
y active and voracious, needing much beer
e food to supply the necessary animal by t
heat of the body. Hence they are ased
much more bold than in summer, and Jape
the henyard or sheep pen of the farm- time
er is too frequentlv called upon to been
supply this extra demand. the
Temporary Telephones. b
In many towns quite a feature of and
to the telephohe service is the number o take
of instruments put in temporarily by the like
advice of the doctor, for service dar- toce
° ing the time when it is specially im- ear
t! perative that the patient should be the
free from excitement. This gives the and
it. friends of the family the chance of
is making inquiries without putting
?s, either party to the trouble of a formal
o- eall, and is usually very much to the
mt advantage of the patient. But the ma
as latest idea in telephone applications si
t comes from Mobile, where the local eti
V, telephone company is said to have ed
all arranged with patrons who are ordered qd
md to take medicine rt frequent intervale Th
of during the night, to call them up on
on the telephone when it is time to take in
AtI the dose. The receiver is carried to
o' the bed and placed close to the ear of Pt
Sthe sleeper, with a call bell of low t
ot, tones. Another curious point has just e
inn been brought out. So many burglar
is ies have been frustrated by the police Pa
trt- appearing on the scene at a m :st in- tI
convenient time for the burglars-in To
ret, response to a telephone call from the tC
uco inmates of the house-that the first s
cht thing a cracksman -now does on get- n
my ting .into a house is to cut the tele- in
it.I phone wires. This was done in a re- an
for cent case of housebreaking, but the
of lady of the house quickly evened up
0is matters by pressing a button at the r
hat head of the stairs and instantly
rld lighting every electric lamp in the
house. The disgusting publicity
ton which this involved was too much for I
sa- the feelings of the thieves, who forth.
with decamped. t
b be
.how Making Birch Oil.
Connecticut farmers have found a
comfortable side profit in gathering t
the twigs, branches and saplings of i
black birch for the birch-oil distil- a
lhat eries. By protecting the young
a growth, crops are quickly raised. The
birch brush has brought from $1.50 to
n $3 a ton. The birch oil has sold at $5
to $8 a pound, but is now less. One
the ton of birch yields four pounds of oil.
The Farmers can make the oil themselves.
hall The distillery maybe any roughbuild
in g, and the machinery is inexpensive.
The birch twigs, not over 'two inches
Shis in diameter, are cut in lengths of five
u ca- inches, and thrown into water-tight
may tanks with copper bottoms, in which
em. are coils of steam pipes. Three feet
ccy, of water is poured in, the tanks her
audi- metically sealed, and steam is turned
Sal- into the pipes. The water is kept
ated boiling six hours, andthe steam rising
passes into a pipe which runs in the
form of a worm into a barrel of cold
ford water constantly renewed. The steam
SSt is condensed in the worm and the oil
Sday drips from the end of the pipe into a
reuce pail. It was formerly clarified from a
e he dull brown to a light green after this
h r- process. Now this is done by spread
arin ing a heavy woolen blanket over the
sttri birchwood inside the tank, and the
d i oil drips-out pure and ready for mar
wwith ket.--Chioago Joprnal.
ltli g A Meodern Exodas.
Ilery. A great emigration movement of
n ussian Hebrews from the Vistula
ino- provinces to Africa is taking place at
honthe present moment. The movemeint
"e has reachbed such proportions in sev
eral districts of these provinces that
the Hebrew male population is greatly
t is a diminished, and business in the shops
• .IV priueipal'roMrrioe oa by wemae
CURIOUS FACTS. BUI
There are gold lemon-squeezers
Liberia, West Africa, hasn't a clock. VUUO
Onyx in large quantity, and, it is
sa;d, of good quantity, has been found
in Hart County, Kentucky. Ieffabbi
Two white-winged crows make daily In Co.
visits to Robert Mullini's farm at. -T
lichester, Md., but so far they have Prr
eluded efforts to capture them.
The jurymen in a murder trial at One day l
Muskegon, Mich., went to a barber's yd oson
to get shaved and a haircut and the My bjosy
tonsorial artist was not permitted to
speak a word during the entire opera- Joy idpa
tion. ter
A London millionaire offered $5000 I took r
for the use on jubilee day of three iola
small windows in the office of a small And In tl
weekly newspaper, which was not
considered a first class position. The
offer was refused.
. Owing to many unreasonable com- Beats
plaints a postolice official has found it color ol
necessary.to gravely announce that the at the
United States mail is indifferent to Bene
lovers and that delayed letters are not think 1
withheld out of malice.
Thousands of head of antelope are
to be seen along the Short Line track She
back of Be3kwith, Idaho. They have deal ol
been in that section all winter and are learn t
little hunted. One band is beloved to He
contain fully 5000 head. etantly
A Mount Vernon (N. Y.) woman was
sentenced to three months' imprison
ment in the Kings County penitenti- The
ary at Brooklyn because she did not Grinde
keep her children clean. She was the The
first woman to be convicted on such a was
charge. we wow
A man who runs a skunk farm near nti T
Otisville, N. Y., says that there is one
element of loss he is not compelled to
take into account in estimating his
profits, and that is any fear from loss He
by thieves who come in the night or togeth
day times tfriend
By different nations every day in She
d the week is set apart for public wor- A yo
ship: Sunday by the Christians,
Monday by the Greeks, 'Tuesday by
the Persians, Wednesday by the Assy
rians, Thursday by the Egyptians, Offi
', Friday by the Turks, and Saturday by 03oun
the Hebrews. The
The zither, popular among the I dec
r Gerumans and Russians, seems to have man
h been used by the Romans and Greeks, widon
al by the Assyrians, the Hindoos, and is
e, used to-day by the Chinese and
Id Japanese. The bagpipe is equally
n- time-honored and appears to have Fii
o been employed in the gray dawn of shoul
the savage past. jokes
Meersehaum is found in fine white SBe
clay like masses in various regions, all,
but chiefly in Asia Minor, Livadia, the
of and theIaland of Euboea. When first tsert
taken out it is soft, and makes lather
e like soap. It is manufactured into
ir' tocacco pipes, which, after being "I
m- carved or turned, are baked to dry whet
be them, then boiled in milk, polished, bon(
he and finally boiled in oil or wax. "]
of feeli
ing The MuInshrom. into
the The mushroom, or agaric, is a re
the markable vegetable. The latest olas
Sstfication enumerates over 1300 vari
cel eties, of which 800 are edible, 300 non- L
eve edible and the remainder unknown in a d<
red quality. The queerest varieties are a la
rals those which are semi-luminous. L
n These occur in moist places and usually my
ake in warm districts, are moderately yer
I to large, and in dark nights emit a phos- le'
r of phoreseence which makes them visible
low at a hundred yards, and also draws in
just sects to them in goodly numbers.
These peculiarities are known to many
lice predatory animals, which take advan- tar
n- tage of them to satisfy their hanger. thu
-in The frog and bat approach the fungi
the for the flies and insects. Nocturnal
irst snakes come in turn for the frogs, and
marsh owls and night hawks come
tele- in turn for snake and bat, and
me- any other animal large enough to
the make a meal of.
I up Another odd variety of the mush
e room contains a curious kind of sugar, on
tl whiob has been pronounced manna,
th or mannite, by some botanists, and I
ity glucose, or grape nsugar, by .others.
Sfor It attracts insects and some small ani- "I
)th ' mals, more especia ly wasps, bees and sb
hornets. It has oae curions feature; C1
the sugar, after the plant is thoroughly
ripe, undergoes a fermentation or pu- c
trefaction, in which some of it is con
da verted into alcohol. The result is
eing that the bees and wasps get drunk on
s of it the sameas they do upon over ripe
lstil- apples in the orchard.
ong The smallest mushroom is smaller it
The than a pin. One variety looks very b
50 to much like a stout bristle, so slender b
st $5 in the shaft. On the end the tip looks
One like a small piece of paper that has
f oil. been blown on to the bristle by the
lves. breeze.
uild- Tf e largest mushroom is the New
iive. Zealand variety, which is eight and
iches teu inches in diameter, and is said to
Sfive reach thirteen and fourteen inches in
-ight diameter.
hhich Mushroom raising as a source of
a feet profit is pursued upon a great scale by
Sher- four countries.-France, Japan, China
trned and New Zealand.-New York Mail
kept and Express.
inthe Queer Turkish Chiva'ry.
, cold In Professor Max Muller's new book,
steam "Letters from Constantinople," Mrs.
Mo oil Max Muller statel that the highest
intoa mark of respect to a woman in Turkey
roma is to turn your back on her, and she
erthis relates the following occurrence:
sread. "We were drinking coffee one day at
r the the Sweet Waters, at the part
d the which flows by the gardens of a country
Smar' place of the Sultan. All at once Sadik
Bey jumped up and ran behind a tree
with his back to the Sweet Waters.
Two or three closed eartiages of the
imperial harem were passnng along the
nu of road in the gardens on the other side
iistula of the river, the blinds so far. down
ulae at thatit was impossible to see if any
vemeit one was inside, and yet all along our
e sev- side we saw the Turks, whether oM
ie that cere or ciilians, going through the
gre gtly same absurd ceremony, and only whe.
isahoP tL. l a ean we?, ount AW1 si
BUDGET OF FUN. "mucnh to
mankind.'
UUMOROUS SKETClaES FBOI "In why
VARIOUS SOURCES. "It mal
It was nol
my wife e
Ineffable Joy-Reward of Bravery- with me -
In Constantinople-Couldn't Help -Washin
It-The Dlfference-Conelsitve
Proof-The Impression, Etc. FORBIDD
"Jones
One day I found a diamond in the gutter He hasn't
And once a bill-lined wallet I picked utp, drink sin
?Iy bosom beat with joy I scarce could utter
The joy-drops o'er the edges of my cup
Did trickle. good and
Joy did I say? Ah. less than nothing wa' it . "No,
Compared to that great thrill when, yes- sear off
terday.,
I took my last year's top coat from. the the reaso
,ilosot. well in 1
And in the lining found, long hid away- there wai
A nickel.
-New York World. ClevelaiR
COULDN'T HELP IT.
Beatrice-"Did you notice the load A tray
ct olor of that blonde young lady's gown at the lei
Sat the reception last night?" - had bet
Benedick-"Notice it! Do 'bu structioz
think I'm deaf."-Truth. train.
e clerk wi
. REWARD OF BRAVERI. if that d
k She-"It must have taken a great the mon
deal of persistence on your part to by a live
learn to play the violin so well. "Well
0 He-"lt did. I had to go con- "I've
stantly armed for five years."-Life you," re
-e -he I
- QUID PRO QUO. opened
The Junior Partner=-"Did you son the boy
Grinder about extending that note? open thi
The Senior Partner--"Yes. He said founda
he was willing to extend the time if written
we would extend, the size."--C cioin- Whi
nati Tribune. - up
THE CRUCIAL TEST.
,ss He-"Why shouldn't we be happy In At
or together? Our tastes are similar, our are supi
friends the same, and-and-we ride of cone
the same make of wheel, too." from th
She--"Yes, but whatlmake of saddle In
do you usee?"-Judge. . least ei
---- InFi
by IN cONSTANTIsOPLE. and tb
n Official--"We have caught the the sat
by scoundred who plotted against your In 13
Majesty's life." ha,. p
the The Sltan-"Keep him safe, until the wb
I decide what punishment befits a In 1
k O man who would have made so many must b
widows."-Puck. woman
is man m
A CaL3 isECstrrr. fteen
ave First Chappie-"My dear boy, you atIn
of should never laugh at your own at ls
jokes."
bite Second Chappie-"Ohs confound it in
, all, 've got to I I could never stand consid
ha, the everlasting silence that comes at- f tw
'st ter them."-Truth. frail
her- till he
into CONCLUSIvE PRooF. the w
sing "But papa says you owe every- In E
dry where-that you are not a man of age br
ed, honor." the
"'I assure you, one of the strongest marr
feelings that animate me in entering In
into this match is the desire to pay who I
a re- my debts."-Life. dersti
las- vioe,
ariTHE DIFFERENC.i
non- Little Coke Blackstone-"I think
rn in a doctor's patients get off easier than Th
are a lawyer's clients; don't they, Pa?" T
ons. Lawyer Blackstone-"Think again, heam
wally my son! Did you ever hear of a law- ough
ately yer killing his client after he had disp
hos- cleaned him out?"--Puek. dipar
sible ais th
in TEE IMPRESSION. alert
bere. "Now," said one of the members of to ti
many a woman's organization, "the secre- it ne
an- tary is going to read the minutes. of at tl
ger. the last meeting." of a
fungi "Yes," responded Miss Cayenne; and
"nal "she calls them minutes. But they The
, and always seem like hours."-Washing- in o
ome ton Star. a to
-and lool
HAD CHANOED COPLXIONS. B
mush- It was the seventh time she had tried tow
gar, on the gown.
ion, "lt doesn't seem to me," she said,
a nd "that it becomes my complexion."
hers. "Madam forgets," said the modiste,
I ni "that she has not the same complexion trie
Sand she wore last time she was here."- the
a tre; Chicago Journal. i
gghly - twi
o pu- COUDN'T STAND TEE iHOUGHTs or I sto.
con- Weary Walker-"Say, I'm a-goin' auc
it is ter strangle mself ter death!" me
u on Dusty Rhodes (in amazement)-- tro
rr ipe "What fer!?"
Weary Walker-"Just listen what a
aler it says in die paper: "Every time we
vvery breathe one hundred muscles of our
cnder body are set to work."--fnok.
----.-- do
hahs aH saw I. by
the "I wants ter see," said Chimmie Be
uN Fadden, coming aboard the big ocean ,
Ssteamer, "de main screw of dis float. fe
ad See?" an
Aid to "All right," said one of the sailors, ti
picking him up and dropping him over aI
rce of the stern, "take a look at the propel- th
mler ." -Cihcinnati Commeroie-Trib m
CChinua une.
rk Mail - o .
LOTS OF ROO.
Spate-- "Well, how do you like your is
r new flat?" a
I book, Socratoots-"It's all right. We B
in" rs. have three ro6ms."
ighest Spats-"Is that room enough~ '
Turey Socratoots--"Yes, we go out in the
adshe front room when we want to turn
eene: round in the back parlor."-Pittsbng t
d dayt News. .
oonntry - oixa Oil DUDoUT. 1
cSaadik Nellie Chaffie-"Why, Mr. Oane- [
Sa tree osucker, what has easusad the ohage in e
Oth yor appearanoe?"
lof the Dudley Canesuenker-"I pweume,
tong heit's my glawes, doneher know. I've I
aer . sde begun to weah them."
Nellie-"Well, you should always
i ay wear them. You've no udes how intel
a ouhr lgent they make you look I seareely
ngh the wyon.
,...'. , ,t."  .
Meekton, "that thb bicycle has dhie
much to promote the happiness of
mankind."
"In what way?"
"It makes people more sympathetic.
It was not until she had a bicycle that
my wife ever expressed any sympathy
with me when I lost a collar button."
-Washingtoif Star.
FOBIDDEN FBRUIT ELEMn ELIIEKATED.
"Jones is greatly surprising me.
He hasn't touches a' drip of strong
drink since the- first day of the year."
"Indeed? He must have sworn off
good and hard this time."
. "No, he tellsa me that he didn
swear off at all. In fact, he says that's
the reason why he has succeeded s
well in keeping straight. You se
there was nothing to tempt him."
Cleveland Leader.
AN EFFECTIVE CALL.
A traveler, who put up for the night
at the leading hotel in a small town,
had before retiring left explicit in
structions to be called for an early
train. - He was very much in earnest
about the matter, and threatened the.
clerk with all manner of punishment
if that duty was neglected. Early in
the morning the guest was disturbed
by a lively tattoo upon the door.
"Well?" he demanded, sleepily.
"I've got an important message for
you," replied the boy.
Tho guest was up in an instant,
opened the door and received from
the boy a large envelopes. He tore
open the envelope hastily, and inside
d founds slip of paper on which was
iý written in large letters:
. "Why don't you get up?" He got
up.
Marriageable Age.
Y In Auhtria a "man" and "woman"
ar re supposed to be able to be capable
c 'of conducting a home of their own
from the age of fourteen:
e fn Germany the man must be at
least eighteen' years of age.
In France the man must be eighteen
and the woman fifteen; in Belgium
he the same. -
MX -In Spain the intended husband must
have passed his fourteenth year and
11l the wbman her twelfth.
a In Hungary, for Catholics, the man
nY must be fourteen years old and the
woman twelve; for Protestants, the
man must be'eighteen and the woman
fifteen. -
on In Greece the man 'must have seen
wn at least fourteen summers and the wo
man twelve.
Lit In Portugal a boy of fourteen is
md considered marriageable, and a womei
&f. of twelve. *
In Raussa and Saxony a youth must
refrain from entering into matrimony
till hoe oan count eighteen years, and
the woman till she carq count sixteen.
y- In Switzerland the men from the
of age of fourteen and the women from
rest the age of twelve are allowed to
ing marry.
ng In Turkey any youth and minuen
py ho can walk properly, and can un
derstand the necessary religious ser
vice, are allowed to be united for life.
link Didn't mind Electric Shocks.
There is a dog in Calaveras whose
name is Dan. His under jaw hangs
a heavy and his extraction is a thor
had ough-bred bulldog. The sand in his
disposition extends well up to the col
lar which adorns Dan's neck and here
is the story, The boys, ever on the
alert for amusement, connected a wire
ers of to the electric light wires and brought
ecre- it near to the ground, making a hook
as. of at the end upon which to hang a piece
of meat. This was to attract the cats
inne; and canines and it did its work well.
they The cats, as soon as their noses came
hing. in contact with the meat, would jump
a foot or two high and then turn and
look back in utter astonishment.
Brindle and Irish and many dogs in
tried town came along and tried the beef,
and received shocks that all but
aidknooked their teeth out. The crowd
yelled in consequence.
iste, Finally-amem Dan the bulldog. He
ion tried once and let go. Again the crowd
re"- jeered and Dan looked around u
though he were being jobbed. He
satled in again. He squirmed and.
twisted and the muscles in his neck
S stood out, but Dan stayed and pulled
ggoin' ad yanked. Finally off came the
meat, and with it in his mouth Dan
nt)- trotted off proadly with his little bob
tail sticking straight up in the air like
what a flag pole. --Calaveras (Cal.) Prospect.
f our Reindeer for the Youkeon Region.
Twenty reindeer will be brought
down this year from Point. Clarence
by the United States revenue cutter
immie Bear for transportation by way of the
ooean Yukon Biver steangers to the gold
floot. fields Dogs have been the chief reli
ance of the miners for the transporta
ailor tion of their packs across the snow.
m over Horses, too, have found their way into
ropel- the great valley, and have proven al
-Trib- most beyond value. It is felt, how
ever, that the reindeer will be more
serviceable than horses in the Yukon
region. The introduction of reindeer
e your into the Yukon has for some time been
a subject of study of such men as
L We Sheldon Jackson and Miner W. Bruce,
the exploreres.-The Manufacturer.
nt in the A ach Kllsed Teie'aa-t.
itturg Mr. Richbardson, consulting ohemist
to the Bradford Corporation, has just
Scompleted o analysis of a Testament
used in Bipon Court ousne for sixty
years and said to have been kimssed by
aone- 40,000 people. The analysis was with
bgge in a view of establishing the danger or
otherwise of kissing the book. There
pewome were no germs of typhoid, taberon
, I've losis or diphtheria.- The only germ
of a dubious eharacoter was the "pas
always cooi." usually found on wounded or
winintell sore skin. Altheogh these germs asre
a reely not- necessarily harmfal, there were
conditions in which they might pr*
daece comppliotlons He would uot tm
any sarface on which they yeS,
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