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VOL. XIV. LAKE PROVIDENCE EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. MARCH 1, 1902. NO.20
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Let's play that youand I arc roung again- Let's just ho!d hands and look toward the
Youlng, with the wisdom of our older sun.
years. See, not a cloud effaces heaven's blue,
We know the sunnhine glows beyond the No c;oud to cross us now or lie unon
rain, The gentle peace that shines for'me and
Love's.smile of knowledge beams beyond you.
01':- tears; Look toward the light-ah, see, its glory
onrn s put away old sorrows and re rets- gets
et's play life back, beloved-o , just A rainbow hue; we will be happy- let's!
Let's hold each other dear, and dearer still,
Let's walk a little while amid the flowers, It may not matter here the least at all,
And listen to the shining, sensate things; But somewhere, somehow if we only will,
Let'r, bring within these niggard, fleeting The grace of loving shall upon us fall,
honls, A perfect love that rises high and sets
The glory of our lost and vibrant The world to music; let us dream-just
Let's put away the grief of life that frets -Annuict, Andrews, in New Orleans
Its daily living; let's be happy-let's! Times-Democrat.
/, O OY~li~ilB ·1
HEN the terrible Sepoy
war broke out in India,
which our fathers and
mothers remember so well,
Bir Henry Barnard, who commanded
the English forces at Meerut, desired
to send a message to General Anson
at Delhi. The distance was forty
miles, through a country alive with
the rebels, and it was believed to be
all a man's life was worth to under
take the journey.
However, there were applicants
enough for the undertaking, and it
only remained for Sir Henry to se
lect his messenger. Surveying the
young officers with a keen eye, he
picked out a slight, slender fellow,
who had a firm mouth and an eye like
a falcon's and who wore the chevrons
of a lieutenant. Calling him to his
side, the commandant asked:
"Do you think you can convey a
missive to General Anson and carry
it through safely?"
"I can try, sir," replied the young
lieutenant, with an air that meant
that he should do it or die in the at
"It is very important that General
Anson should have this by early
morning. Have you a good horse?"
"As good as there is in the army."
"Then be ready to start in half an
hour, for there is a long ride before
Five minutes before the half-hour
had expired the young subaltern stood
in the presence of his commanding
officer, ready to start on his dangerous
"The lives of thousands may depend
on your success," said the commander.
"Be vigilant and be swift."
The young officer saluted, mounted
his horse and galloped away, while the
gallant old Briton wiped a tear from
"THE LIEUTENANT DISCHARGED HIS REVOLVER."
his sunburned cheeks as he thought
of the brave messenger who had rid
den, as he feared, to his death.
It was indeed a dangerous under.
taking, and the young lieutenant knew
it, but he was prepared to meet the
danger. All that summer night he
rode on through the darkness, lighted
only by the stars, avoiding as far as
possible the traveled highway, for
there the danger lay in encountering
bodies of Sepoys that might be on the
watch. On and on he rode through
the jungle paths lined with banyans,
mangoes and cocoanuts, by water
courses that glimmered dark and
silent under the stars, past fields of
maze and cotton. Villages and ham
lets he avoided, for he could afford to
take no risks.
Two-thirds of the distance had been
passed, and he was nearing Delhi.
Once he had halted to let his foaming
steel drink at a stream and he heard
far off the rgar of a leopard and the
howls of Jackals, but human beings
he had not seen or heard, and- he
hoped to reach the British lines about
Delhi without interference.
But suddenly as his horse dashed
'round a sharp tu-n of the road be
saw galloping toward him half a dos
en horsemen. He had no time to turn
abcut, for they were within thirty
yardis of him, and by the early dawn
light he could distinguish the familiar
uniform of silvery gray faced with
secnaet and the white sun helmets de
potiug that they were Sepoy sowars,
a Stvar! vaW T a,
)y thing to do, and that was to keep right
a. on; he could not retreat.
Id Drawing his sword and revolver, the
II, brave young officer dug his rowels into
!d the sides of his horse and plunged for
!d ward. One of the Sepoys fell by a
mn bullet from his revolver, and another
ty swarthy-visaged native was cleft half
th to the middle by a stroke of his heavy
)e saber, and he broke through them and
,r- was away like the wind, without a
scratch, only that a bullet from a car
ts blne had barely grazed his scalp,
it causing a tiny ripple of blood to run
e- slowly down his face.
ie The cry of "Halt! Shoot the Fering
ie bee!" from his pursuers and the beat
v, of hoofs behind him, and he knew
ce that they were in pursuit and meant
s to run him down.
is It was momentarily growing lighter,
the eastern sky was all aflame and
a the sun would soon be up. All the
ry greater would be his danger by day
light, for be might run unadvisedly
ig into other parties of the enemy, and
at besides he could not so easily elude the
Lt- pursuers already on his track. He
did not dare to look back, but he could
al hear the pounding of the hoof strokes
ly of his pursuers, and he expected any
?" moment to feel the sting of a bullet
from their carbines. For an hour this
in exciting chase kept on, and then some
re thing happened.
While passing a low line of bushes
ur that lay in his path the Englishman
)d saw a slender figure in white raise
Ig suddenly like a ghost, and raised his
is rifle. There was a swift, sharp re
port, and as it rung out his horse
id stumbled to its knees, pitching him
r. over its Lead. He alighted somewhat
stunned, but still unhurt, and seeing
Ad at a glance that his horse was wholly
ao disabled, he bent low and ran swiftly
m toward the thicket of bushes,
He gained their shelter and then
plunged forward still deeper into their
recesses, for he could hear his pur
suers close behind him. He had no
thought but to escape his enemies by
some means and get to Delhi to de
liver his message, and he meant to do
it. He came to a sudden stop as he
saw an open glade in front and beyoud
at the farther side a small ruined Hin
Hope now lent speed to the fugitive;
here was a place of refuge, or at least
a place where he could sell his life
early if brought to bay. He had
fairly time to scramble up the steps
and drop down behind a couple of
fallen columns, when the maddened
Sepoys were upon him. There were
a dosen of them now, and their threats
were frightful to hear.
They stood in wholesome fear, how
ever, of the young officer's revolver,
and halted at a respectful distance.
"You had better surrender, Fering
hee," cried one, who seemed to be their
For answer the lieutenant discharged
his revolver, taking the best aim pos
sible, and had the satisfaction of see
ing the Sepoy bit the dust. A furious
howl arose from his companions, and
the next moment they made a rush.
Three, four, five shots rang out,
and two of the Sepoys fell, but the
rest kept on. tumbling up the stairway,
and over the broken columns, only
to find that their expected prey had
.J& tar .t gat 13 smoe be bd
rushed in through the temple and l-ut
at the rear, and before they fairly
realized the situation the gallant youth
had seized one of their own houses
v. hich stood tethered to a tree, and was
galloping away. While they were strug
gling to unfasten their horses and re
mount there was the sound of a bugle
close at hand, and a squad of English
cavalry cantered by, thus rendering
all pursuit useless.
The subaltern met with no further
adventure, and as he gained the open
country lie saw far off the sun's rays
flashing on the minarets of the Jami
Musjld. A little later he placed his
message in the hands of General An
son within the English lines. He had
accomplished his mission, and two
months afterward, when the rebellion
was over, he was rewarded for his
bold venture, by receiving a captain's
That was forty-three years ago, and
the brave young subaltern who made
that long night ride to Delhi is now the
grizzled veteran Lord Roberts, Baron
of Kandahar and Waterford, the
"Bobs" of the English soldiery, and
present Commander-in-Chief of the
British army.-Fred Myron Colby, in
the Chicago Record-Herald.
FROM DIPLOMAT TO'LONGSHOREMAN
The bad Story of a New York Laborer Who
Has Interviewed Half Europe's Kings. .
"There is no city in the world with
so many foreigners as New York,"
writes the Rev. David M. Steele in an
article on "The Other Side of the
Town," in the Ladies' Home Journal.
"Nor is there any class of persons in
the city among whom there are so
many 'queer cases.' I met a man in
the Bowery one cold, wet, winter night
selling shoe laces. fle looked so hun
gry that I took him to a restaurant,
where, after I had given him some
thing to eat, he gave me his confl
dence. He talked five languages
Italian, Spa ish, German, French and
Arabic-with equal fluency, but did not
know a word of English.
"But who was he? A man of thirty
five, well educated, well connected and
well bred. For five years after gradu
ating he taught Sanskrit in a great
university, and for the five years fol
lowing acted as the foreign diplomatic
correspondent of a Berlin daily. He
had in person interviewed half the
crowned monarchs of Europe, and
when this work grew commonplace
he enlisted in the Secret Information
Service of the German Army. Sent
on a mission into Russia, he committed
a most serious blunder, and he sud
denly found himself wanted by two
armies at one time to be shot as a spy.
His father cursed him, his patrons de
serted and his friends derided him.
He escaped with his life in time to
flee the country. To-day this son of a
Russian Count is rolling salt barrels
on a New ,York dock."
The street-corner astronomers who
appear every clear night with their
three or four Inch telescopes mounted
on tripods and show the heavenly bod
les at ten cents a glimpse are many of
them men of not a little scientific edu
cation. One, at least, shows docu
ments and letters which prove him to
have been trained in one of the great
observatories of Europe. Even the
least qualified of them must be able
to find and follow the movements of
stars and planets at all times. Saturn,
Mars, the great nebulae, the moon and
the other "sights" commonly shown
are easy to find, but if Neptune or
some other body invisible to the naked
eye is wanted the astronomer exacts
an extra fee, takes out his tables, sits
down on the curb or leans against a
building and figures it out. It is with
great pride that he adjusts the tube to
bring the dark outermost planet into
Each of these men (some one has
jokingly compared them in this regard
to the stoic philosophers of Greece# has
a circle of interested patrons, who
come around every day or two; to them
he gives little lectures and explanatory
talks. Not infrequently their interest
is so far awakened that they buy small
telescopes of their own, which cost less
than $100, and set them up on the level
housetops of the city. Then they come
back to the street corner just to com
pare notes and observations with the
empirical teacher.-New York Post,
Clever Blind Men.
John B. Herreshoff may justly be
called one of the wonderful men of
the age, but it must not be forgotten
that he was an expert sailor before he
went blind. James Holman was an
other wonder. Though totally blind,
he traveled around the world and
wrote a vivid narrative of what he
"saw." England's ablest Postmaster
General. Henry Fawcett, was totally
blind. When Gladstone appointed him
it was with the understanding that he
was not to be in the Cabinet, the Pre
mler holding that his affliction would
render it impossible for him to guard
Cabinet secrets with the requisite jeal
ousy. Mr. Fawcett had long been pro
fessor of political economy at Cam
bridge and was a Member of Parlia
Smallpox blinded Kleinhaus, the
"Blind Sculptor of the Tyrol," at the
age of five, and a few years later the
death of father and mother left him
destitute. The boy began to whittle
images out of wood. His first efforts
were most pitiable, but he persevered
until he was able to "see with his fin
gers." At fifteen he was so expert
that he could engrave from memory the
features of a face upon which he had
pressed his fingers. He lived to be
nearly ninety, and his art kept him in
comfortable circumstances in his mod
est bachelor home.-New York Press.
"lere, y'are! Get your vaccination
buttons! Everybody wants one!
'What's the use o' bein' bumped into
when you can get a vaccination button
for a dime-ten cents!" Thus cried a
fakir on Chestnut street He was
doing a land office business, too. Men
and women alike crowded around him
in their eagerness to secure his wares,
and the buttons went like hot cakes.
The design was striking enough to at
tract attention. Against a black back
ground was a red cross, mrognd whict
were the words: "I have been vaccin.
ated. Have you?" The bi-tttons ari
made to ph on the coat sleeve.--,bal
THE FORESTS IN DANGER
Ises WARNING GIVEN BY AN EXPERT TO
was LUMBER MEN.
igle He Fears the Spruce Will Be Ezhausted
lish na Century by the Present Demands
and Methods of Both the Pulp and Eaw
g ills - A Call for Scientific Forestry.
her A discussion is now going on among
lumbermen, woodsmen and forestry
experts as to whether or not the
ali spruce forests of Maine are in danger
his of destruction from careless and
An- wasteful methods of cutting and from
bad the immense demands made upon
two them every year by pulp mills and saw
his Henry trinnell, an expert fromli the
in's forestry division of the United States
department of agriculture, who has
and been making a tour of inspection in
ade the northern Maine woods for one of
the the big pulp companies, went to Ban
ron gor the other day and in an address
the to lumbermen at the board of trade
rooms declared that with a continu
ance of present methods of logging
the forests would be exhausted in less
than 100 years.
On the other hand President F. S.
Lyman of the Cushnoc Fibre company
AN of Augusta, one of the most experi
rho enced men in the state in all matters
s.: pertaining to lumbering, says that
'ith there is more spruce standing in
k," Maine than can be cut off in countless
an years, taking account of the growths,
the that the end of the spruce supply is
ta1. so remote that worry on the subject
in is absurd.
so Mr. Grinnell told the Bangor lumber
in men that it required two or three cen.
ght turies for a spruce tree to attain a
un- size suitable for lumber, but Mr. Ly
Int, man says he has cut good sized spruce
ne- on land that had been mowed for grain
nu- 40 years before. The general opinion
s- among the older lumbermen peems to
Ind be that the Washin~on expert's the
not ories on some phases of lumbering are
not entirely accurate, at least as ap
*ty- plied to Maine.
tnd It is generally conceded, however,
du- that a reform is needed in lumbering
eat methods in this state and the present
fol- discussion must result in great good.
ttic The owners of timber lands, the paper
He and pulp manufacturers and the lum
the ber mill owners are all interested in
and the situation. The preservation and
ace propagation of the spruce forests must
ion be more carefully looked after, for the
ent benefit of all.
ted E. E. Ring of Orono, state land
ud- agent and forest commissioner, is
wo making arrangements to ascertain as
soon as possible after the spring
de- opens the amount of standing spruce
im. in Maine. He has had a practical ex
to perience of more than 25 years in the
fa woods of northern Maine. He knows
els the counties of Penobscot, Piscataquis
and Rroostook, as far as the lumber
growth is concerned, as horoughly as
any man living.
He says there is a vast amount of
rho spruce in the Allegash country, and
ter now that the railroads are penetrating
that region in various directions the
od timber can be more cheaply brought
to market. When the winter is ended
du. Mr. Ring proposes to send experienced
cu- woodsmen into the forests to explore
I to and report the condition and extent
-eat of the growth.
the "What the state of Maine needs,"
ble says Mr. Ring, "is a modern system
of of forestry, adapted to conditions in
irn, this state, which in many cases will
and radically differ from systems practised
wn in other countries.
or "In certain sections lumber and pa
ked per companies have invested large
Lets sums of money in mill plants and of
sits course the continuance of their busi
t a ness depends upon the future supply
rith of timber. Such companies would find
to it more profitable to adopt a system
nto of forestry which would give the best
has "In my opinion, the timber on the
ard Kennebec and Androscoggin is cut to
has much better advantage than they cut
rho on other waters of the state. The rea
em son for this is that on those two riv
ory ers the land is owned largely by the
est companies that own the mills, while
tall the reverse is the case on the other
vel "For instance, on the Penobscot the
me wild lands, with few exceptions, are
m- owned by one class, who sell permits
the to the lumber operator, he selling his
S out to the manufacturer, often buying
stumpage by one scale and selling the
logs by another.
be "The influence of situation and soil
of on the character of the distribution of
ten spruce is very marked. It is not a fas
he tidious tree, for it occupies all situa
an tions and soils-low, wet swamps,
nd, abrupt, rocky slopes, and the tops of
tnd mountains and ridges, as well as
he good soil. The best spruce is found
ter- on moderate slopes with fruitful soil.
tily "The loss by cutting high stumps
aim and leaving large tops in the woods is
he something that can easily be reme
re- died; I may say that this fault is be
uld ing overcome by the lumber operators.
ad It is well known that when a crowd
eal- ed stand of spruce is thinned, the trees
ro- which remain grow more rapidly than
lia- "In some parts of the spruce
growths, where the forest is dense and
the the climate cool, a deep layer of hu
the mus or vegetable mould accumulates
the on the tree, retarding its growth. In
im such localities trees six inches in
ttle diameter have been cut which showed
rts150 annual rings, while under more
red favorable conditions spruce has been
fin- known to increase one inch in a year.
wrt By cutting or thinning out such a
the growth the humus will disappear on
bad those trees that are left and they will
be grow much more rapidly."
in Experts say that the bedt quality,
tod- of spruce standing in Maine today is
es. to be fourtd in the Allegash and Fish
river valleys in Aroostook county.
These valleys are on St. John waters.
tion and the cut heretofore has gone to
m the sawmills in the Province of New
nato Brunswick, although the land is owned
ton by residents of Maine. The contem
Splated extension of the Bangor &
Aroostook railroad from Ashland to
was Fort Kent will bring this timber to
den the Maine pulp and sawmilia, where
him it rightfully belongs.
res, In the opinion of Mr. Ring, the
es amount of spruce now standing in
at Maine has been greatly underestimat
Ck ed. Good judges say that there is
ick now standing in the state not less than
ci 27,.000,000,000 feet of spruce, and they
arnsay that this, with the increase by
Sgrowth, is esu/lent to keep all the
sawmills and pulp mills fully supplied
for an indefinite period.
The total log cut in Maine is about
600,000,000 feet annually, and half ci 1
this is used by the pulp mills. Some
regard the coming of the pulp mills
as a calamity, but a prominent pulp
manufacturer points out that the pulp
mill is a blessing rather than a curse.
because in making a tree into paper
ten times as much money is expended
as in making the tree into lumber.
"If the spruce is to be cut," says
this pulp man, "why not get as much
benefit from it as possible?"-New
IN A RUSSIAN BANK,
fomd df the Frills of Getting Model bO
a Letter of Credit.
When I called at a bank in Russia
to make a draft against my letter of
credit I was met at the door by a man
in gorgeous livery with a long staff
in his hand. He wore silk knee
breeches, silver buckles on his shoes,
a long scarlet coat with silver braid
two inches wide, the epaulets of a
major general and a big cocked hat.
He led me into a reception room which
was sumptuously furnished. It might
have been the library of a club. There
were fine oil paintings upon the walls,
bronze and marble statuary, and the
furniture was artistic and expensive.
Upon the centre table were several
volumes of photographs, a city direct
ory, a railway guide. the last report
of the bank, two or three guide booke
and several morning papers. Over in
one of the corners was a handsome
carved writing desk furnished with all
sorts of stationary.
While I was wondering what I was
there for a gentleman of irreproach.
able attire and manners entered and
asked me how he could serve me. I
explained that I would like £50 on my
letter of credit, and wondered how he
knew I was an American, but he had
doubtless learned from long experi
ence to distinguish the different na
tionalities, and I soon discovered by
the manner in which he received sub
sequent arrivals that he could speak
German and French as fluently as
I handed him my letter of credit
and he bowed politely and left the
room. For a time I was alone with
my own thoughts. I looked over all
the books and papers, watched the
traffic in the street from the window.
made two or three entries in my note
book, and wondered if the polite gen.
tleman had not forgotten all about me
when a page in buttons entered witb
a silver tray, upon which were twe
drafts-duplicates-for my signature
The little fellow bowed like a French
dancing master, and seemed to be
deeply impressed with a sense of re
sponsibility. He came in sevetal time*
afterward on similar service for oth
er people, and his salutes were repeat
ed each time with an exactness that
showed careful training.
I was afraid he was going to be gone
all day and became impatient. I sat
down at the desk to write a letter, and
had nearly written a whole sheet whet
he came back with my letter of cred
it and the money upon his tray. But
the latter was all in big bills. I hand.
ed him one of them and asked him tc
get it changed. He bowed again and
disappeared. I must have spent 15
minutes regretting my folly, when thel
handsome manager came in to inquire
if there had been a mistake. He
seemed to think I had been overpaid,
and was greatly relieved when I told
him I only wanted a bill changed.F
He disappeared, and it was another
ten minutes before the boy returned
with the smaller bills. I had been in i
that room for more than three-quarters
of an hour.-Correspondence( of the
QUAINT AND CURIOUS,
Horses, mules and donkeys go loaded
to market in Turkey, but the road is
strewn with grain leaking from the
old sacks, and thousands of turkeys,
which may be bought at 12 cents
apiece, feed on the dropping grain.
In Dublin bay the little fishes are
-aving a hard hfe, owing to numerous
sharks. One, a "bottle-nose" gentle
man, has been caught and it measured
five and one-half feet long. Another,
measuring eight feet, proved too strong
for the line, which had to be cut.
The chafing dish is among the most
ancient adjuncts to the culinary de
partment of all nations. It was in
great demand at the grand feasts given
by the wealthy citizens in ancient
Rome. Some of these dishes have re
cently been found among the ruins of
Pompeii. They are of exquisite work
A Holyoke (Mass.) man rides a
strange hobby. Though 73 years old
and wealthy, he devotes all his spare
time to th. making of stone coffins.
turing the past 25 years he has made
and disposed of over 100 of these,
claiming that they keep the body in an
excellent state of preservation long af
The two oldest secret trade processes
now in existence are considered to be
the manufacture of Chinese red, or ver
milion and that method of inlaying
the hardest steel with gold and silver,
which seems to have been practised
at Damascus ages ago, and is known
only to the Syrian smiths and their
pupils even to this day.'
The Rue Trouchet, Paris, which has
been paved with a new glass process
invented by M. Garchey, has just been
opened to the public. Contrary to
the expectation of many it formsan ex
cellent foothold, and promises to be
without dust and not to absorb, waste.
ly the process the inventor has been
enabled to utilize all kinds of glass
The earliest known lens is one made
of rock crystal, unearthed by Layard
at Ninevah. This lens, the age of
which is to be measured by thousands
of years, now lies in the British Mu
seum, with its surface as bright as
when it left the maker's hands. By
the side of it are very recent specd
mens of lens which have been ruined
by exposure to London's fogs and
A burning sun will make hair grow
oa the baldest head, says an expert
ODDITIES ABOUT EYES
CURIOUS STAtISTICS DEVELOPED
BY A CLOSE OBSERVER.
Every Known Color ii &d4 Iht iaaj
Blue Eyes Most Commoan-eNd apltN
sten in the Organ Itself-Fsetaatiddi
of Green rees-The White Eye.
"It is strange how few persons no
tice eyes," said the man of an observ
ing turn of mind, reflectively. "I have
often asked people to describe some
one to me, and have been surprised to
find that the majority of them really
did not know the color of their best
friends' eyes. Most people remember
faces by the nose, mouth, sometimes
the ears, more often by the general ex
pression. Now, the eye itself has no
expression, although it is called the
most expressive of all the features, If
you have ever seen an eye that has
been removed from its socket you
know that the fact is as I have said.
A glass eye in a showcase illustrates
the same fact. The expression that is
attributed to the eye really resides in
the lids, the eyebrows and the mus
cles of the adjacent part of the face.
It is to this expression that the atten
tion of most people is directed. They
see a light coming from the eye and
vitalizing the expression of lids and
muscles, but the real character of the
eye itself they fail to notice.
"Now, I have formed the habit of
noting the color of eyes, and I find it
very interesting. I could tell you the
color of the eyes of any person I had
ever met, I believe-not merely wheth
er they are light or dark, blue, gray or
brown, according to the conventional
classification, but the shades and mix
tures, the appreciation of which is the
real fascination in the study of eyes.
I firmly believe that there is no color
recognized that cannot be found in the
eyes of some human being. There are
red eyes, green eyes, silver eyes, golden
eyes, violet eyes, sapphire, baby blue,
black, white, yellow eyes, and eyes,
besides, in which these tints are mixed.
Some kinds are very rare, and if you
are a connoisseur in the subject the
sudden discovery of a rare species
for a moment on the street, perhaps
gives you a thrill of pleasure.
"Blue eyes, I suppose, are most com
mon, and there are many varieties.
The most common kind is that which
Is really a mixture of dark blue and
grayish white. With this kind of An
eye sometimes the blue and white are
mixed irregularly, in which case the
eye lacks brilliance, though it may be
lustrous. Sometimes the body of the
Iris is grayish white, with blue radii
extending from the pupil. This mark
ing 'gives a peculiarly hard expression
to the eye. In still another sub-va
riety the central part of the iris is
light bluish gray, with a rim of dark
blue. Such an eye is often mistaken
for black. The dark rim around the
iris is not so noticeable in blue eyes
as in some other kinds, notably, white
and golden eyes, in which it produces
a strange, startling and fascinating ef
"The limpid blue eye is comparative
ly rare. It is of a uniform coloration
and appears to be almost liquid. Fine
specimens have a certain beauty, but
the eye, as a rule, lacks character.
Near akin to it is the china blue or rob.
in's egg blue eye, also of uniform col
oration, but lacking liquidity. It, also,
is lacking somewhat in character.
"Of brown eyes the varieties are
numberless. The deepest shade usu
ally passes for black. Some eyes of
this shade suggest a velvety texture,
and the whites by contrast have a pe
culiarly pearly lustre. There is always
something sinister and unpleasant
about eyes of this sort. Then there
are the soft brown eyes that are usu
ally called plealant, and the sharp
brown eyes that are called snappy.
You may occasionally find brown eyes
of such a light tint as to be called prop
'erly orange or yellow. The golden
eye is a variety of the brown eye, but
a wonderful variety. It is not a yel
low eye; it is infinitely more strange,
more beautiful than the yellow eye. I
recently saw a woman on the street
who had a pair of these eyes. The ef
feet of them was enhanced by a black
rim around the iris. They were not
exactly like the gold dust that floats
and shimmers on a stream. Golden
eyes are not ferocious; they suggest
the wild creature that has been tamed
"When I speak of red eyes I do not
mean those of the Albino, which are
merely painful freaks of nature. I
am thinking of what is really a va
riety of the brown eye. It Is about the
shade of a cinnamon bear's furry coat.
In shadow it appears brown, but In
bright sunlight It dflashes crimson.
There is something strangely sinister
about these eyes; they flash spite and
fury even when they are found In the
most smiling face.
"Green eyes are often the most fas
cinating of all eyes. The shade Is
rarely found unmixed, but I have seen
eyes of a uniform tint resembling that
elusive green that may be observed
for a moment in a summer sunset.
Usually the green tint is mixed with
gray or brown, or both. The combina
atlon with brown or brown and gray
is known familiarly as the brown-ha
zel or green-hr.zel eye. which, popular
wisdom has It, is always to be trusted.
Green in the eye is thought to nladlcat.
treachery. I believe more usually It
Indicates power of fascination. Thack
eray, with great felicity, gave Becky
Sharp green eyes. and Becky was both
treacherous and fascinating. But
Becky's eyes. I understand, were pure,
unmixed green. Brown neutralizes the
bad effects of green In the eye, while
detracting not at all from its fascina
"The white eye may be a very beaun
tlful eye or a terrible eye. I consider
it a variety of gray or blue. With the
iris rimmed with black, this eye has
great distinction. In a woman, when
its startling effect is modified by bean
tiful features and gentle expression, if
is wonderfully allnring. In a man,
whose face is coarse or brutal, this
eye strikes one with horror." - New
York Commercial Advertiser.
Brine springs flow under the town
of Norwich, England. They have
been there for centuries, and were
used for the productlon of salt cen
Pens are polished with emery pow
tr In a lMrg seveIviag yam. , -
PROGRESS OF THE BOER WAR.
Grat Britain lfrhtina the MagLniaeot
Distances of South Afriae.
M$r. Brodricl the British Secretary
6f War, in a speech delivered a few
weeks ago, in answer to the charge
that the Govertimest was not answer
ing Lord Kitchener's requisitions for
men and material, said that o6fcer
then had under his orders 200,000 sol
diers and 4i0 guns. As since that date
a cavalry brigade at Aldershot has
been ordered to hold itself in readiness
to go to South Africa, it is probable
that the British Government has no
intention of allowing Lord Kitchen
er's army to sink much below the
strength stated by Mr. Brodrick.
That so large a force should be re
quired in a war which consists of
touch-and-go encounters between rela
tively small raiding parties and their
pursUers at first glance seems anac
countable. Many persons apparently
hold it unaccountable. These critics
forget that Lord Kitchener's lightest
task is actual fighting. To demolish
s in a few set encounters the Boer
i forces united would be an easy piece
of work for him to perform. The
Boers have no intention of affording
him any such oportunity. They are
broken up into many bands, the com
I mandos running as small as a hundred
I members, and as they operate with no
other cohesive principle than that of
doing all the harm possible to the Brit
ish they give employment to a corre
t sponding number of British detach
ments, each of which to be ready ef
fectively has to be larger than the
body it is sent to pursue. Knowing
r the country better tlhan the British can
know it, and operating amidst people
SWho are in sympathy with them, the
Boer commandos have a great advan
tage over their opponents. They dour
ble and turn with certainty where the
British have to find their way with
difficulty. The Boer secret service,
which is the expression of the sympa
thy of the Dutch people who dare not
take the field, but supply the raiders
with hints where comprehensive in
formation is not safe, is of immense
value to the raiders, either in avoiding
pursuit or in concentrating for an at
tack on some peculiarly isolated post.
The charge on Lord Kitchener's re
sources to follow all these raiding par
ties in the field must be very heavy,
but the great occasica for the large
army the British have in South
Africa is the necessity of guarding
very long lines of communication.
Very few persons realize how magnifi.
cent are the distances in the theatre of
war in South Africa. The main line
on which the British depend and
which they must guard at all costs is
that from Cape Town via Bloemfon
tein to Johannesburg and Pretoria.
The railroad which connects ;he Cape
with, Pretoria has a length of 1040
mills; this is a distance almost equal
to that between Boston and Chicago,
and it is the main line of the British
occupation and of political organiza
tion of the territories they occupy.
This line is crossed at right angles
by another along which Boer comman
dos operate from time to time, which
stretches from the Indian Ocean to the
I Atlantic, and which may be roughly
stated to be 700 miles long. Within a
t few weeks past Boers have been oper
ating at points on this crossing as
widely separated as the Natal border
and Saldanba Bay on the Atlantic
coast. Yet until Lord Kitchener
breaks up these raiding bands he must
guard both lines and keep, in addition
to his mobile columns, considerable
bodies in garrison at positions at some
distance on each side of the main tray
eled ways. This necessity is sugges
:tive of holding down a population hos
tile in sentiment if peaceful in life.
There can be but one end to this
stiuggle. The resources and the will
power of Great Britain are enough to
assure her complete victory, but under
the circumstances there may be a long,
lingering contest, more of marching
Sthan of fighting, before the final result
is attained. - Boston Evening Tran
His Fluent Fount of Teers.
SThere are funny incidents in the life
- of a photographer. A man came in
Sthe other day and looked over all
Sthe samples, asking the price of each.
S"Do you want a sitting?" I asked.
a "I don't see nothin' like what I
twant," he replied.
SI told him, if he would indicate
what he wanted, that I might arrange
S"I don't know as you can," he said,
[ "for I don't see nothin' at all like
- what I want"
SI repeated what I had already said.
SHe asked me to sit while he told me.
I "You see, it's like this," he began.
S"I had a girl that I loved, and we was
rgoing to glt married. She had her
I things made up, and we was all but
ready, when she was taken Ill and
died. And what I wanted was a pic
- ture of me sittin' on her grave weep
I was touched at the homely story
t of grief, and told him I could send a
I man with him to the grave and have
Sthe picture taken as he desired.
I "It's some distance," he said. "It's
- over in Ireland. I expect It 'ud cost
a lot to send over your traps cfor what
- I want?'
r I raid it would.
"I thought," he answered, "that
mebbe you could rig up a grave here
tin your shop and I would weep on it,
- and it would do just as well. It's no
rtrouble for me to weep anywhere."
a Edinburgh Scotsman.
Tnduetriouu Old Clock.
e At quaint old Castletown (the "me
e tropolis" of the Isle of Man), there ex
-Ists a very interesting clock, which
has now performed its functions of
-tlmetelling in five centuries. It was
r presented by Queen Elizabeth in the
e year 1597 to Castle Rushen, the fort
s ress which stands in the middle of
a Castletown, from which the town
a- takes its name. The works are crude,
Sbeing driven by ropes and pulleys,
a, but, nevertheless, they keep fair time.
s The clock, in fact, has run ever since
Sit was built, except for rare stop
pages for repairs. To this day the
single hand which travels slowly
• round the dial outside the tower of
e Castle Rushea is the principal source
] of information as to the hour to the
.linhabitants of Castletown. A time
piece which has worked continuously
for more than three hundred years iI
r- something of s real curiosity.-Jewel
State Govenait of LouisiaiL
Governor-W. W. Heard,
Secretary of State-John Miohel.
Superinteadent of Edaoation-Jobs
Auditor-.W. S. Frasee.
Treaaurer-Ledonu E. Smith.
U. S. BENATORS.
Don Cafferey and S. D. MoEnery.
1 Distriot-I.. C. Davey.
2 District--Adolph Meyer.
8 District-R. F. 13rouseard..
4 District--P. Braseale.
6 Distriot--J. E. RntsdelL.
6 District-S. M. Robinson.
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