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Ciileaaro Illy News.
ill's Well Tliat Ms Well.
A STORY OF FOUR-SIDED LOVE.
He looked for tho most part straight
in front of him as they walked across
the field side by side. His forehead was
puckered, bis mouth set, his peculiarly
jouthful face paler than its wont.
"Life," he said, "is such a huge re
sponsibility." Unconsciously his voice took the
dogmatic tone which so often char
acterized it in the performance of his
ttJerlcal duties. '
"Life is such a serious matter; I
Io not think we half realize its tre
"Talking of er tigers;?" said she.
His voice dropped to one of sur
prise, almost of irritation. "What do
jou mean?" he asked.
"I haven't grasped the connection,"
slie said. "It is only when I am in pain
lLat I feel like that."
Plainly he was seriously affected,
lor he even ignored her frivolous
"Oh, what is it?" she asked. "There
mast be something," she continued.
""Has the vicar" here she smiled, al
though unwillingly "has his rever
nce been Insisting on the fifteen min
utes' limit for your sermons again?"
"You couldn't neglect your mother
3ar any one," she said, bravely.
"No," Be admitted, "no; that's true."
"So you are forced to make a duty
. f necessity,' she said.
He waited a moment, repeating her
vords over to himself, as though he
Iiad not reached their meaning.
"Give me," he said, "one crumb of
consolation to help me through the
empty days. If there had not been
this plain, straight way of duty for
sse, could you?"
"Yes, oh, yes!" she said.
"I had to speak?" he questioned.
"I can bear it better?" she said,
"since you have spoken."
"If love were all?" he quoted.
"Nothing else could have made me
lave yen like this," said she.
Only his look thanked her. "Now,"
lie said, "you must forget that once I
was tempted to play the man. You
. Emst only remember me as the eon
esited young curate who tried "
"Don't!" she exclaimed, "don't hurt
Tag like that.!"
"Take your own way, then," he
whispered, with a wintry smile. "And
isless you always, my one love. You
alone hold my secret safe with you."
"Dear God, how safe!" she cried.
And so they parted. It was the only
But that was not the only confi
dence with which she was honored at
about this time, and strangely
enough, it was the curate's mother
mho next put her powers of secret
Jawping to the test. She prefaced her
confession with a touch of flattery.
"I hope you will not laugli at me for
x silly old goose!"
"As if I should!"
"I don't know wait i0d see. I sup
pose that in your idea no one could
possibly fall in love after well,
"Oh, why not?'
"Very well tried, dear! Very cred
itably said! But I am more than
Siirty-five and I am in love. I don't
wander you start.'
"I don't think I did!"
"Not badly! But there, I don't
J -want you to think that because ex
perience has taught me to laugh In
the face of misfortune I cannot still
feel. Child, there is no love like a
jUte love for tearing your heartstrings.
Practice helps to make perfect, per
laps I don't know. Women love and
marry and live happily ever after
landfeds of women do that. But I
lave had experience, and I know what
.1 am saying is true, that not one
"woman in a hundred ever finds her
Heal as I, so late, have found mine."
"Oh," said the girl, "doesn't he
doesn't he forgive my asking but
iaesn't he love you?"
"Yes, dear, that's not the barrier.
1 think at my age, you know, a fail
Ere to return my affection would have
scarred the picture in the beginning,
live broken up the likeness to th
lieal too soon, would have stayed the
ffphngs of love before much barm had
l,een done. No. I am spared that.
lint I think jou 1 i nw bow I l;:ivo
lived fur and In my wn wr hhun
JiIh .iih r di( d. I have brought Mm
up to honor hit dead father beyond
all living men. How can I now ac
knowledge to him that a greater than
Ills father has arisen for me? How
inn I publicly et another in tho
place death lias made ' pacml?
Wouldn't It bf 11 Ko Raerilogo in 1,1s
eyes? Tho seed I sowed lii niy boy's
heart has flourished beyond belief
his very love of me Is entwined with
it. If I struck at the one, might I
not endanger the other?"
The girl summoned all her store of
courage to her aid.
"But If he should think of marry
In himself, wouldn't that make a
"You think that because you are ro
young yourself, dear girl. And how
patient you have been to me!" she said,
romlng back to her accustomed con
sideration for her companion. "Some
times I have felt I must speak, Just
once, or it would kill me and now I
have spoken. You will respect my con
fidence, I know." ,
"Yes," sJd the girl, "yes."
These were the questions which
troubled her, filled her waking thoughts
sent her restless to bed.
And while she still waited she be
came tho victim of yet another confi
dence, thl3 time from a man again,
but middle-aged and iron-gray.
"You look like a sensible little girl,"
he began, abruptly. "Are you?"
"I hope so!" She smiled.
"Then, although we don't know
much of each other, you'll forgive me
for asking you a question or two which
may seem beyond my limit, believing
that Impertinence Is the last thing
Suddenly arrested In interest, tho
"Then, will you tell me If you ever
get below the surface, as It were, in
those long and seemingly confidential
talks you have with our young
"Have you a right to ask?"
"I have at any rate a large Interest
"That sound3 almost the same thing.
I am afraid of what I may and may
not say; but I don't see at this mo
ment any reason why I should not
speak the truth.'
"Then you have?"
"Sometimes," she admitted.
"Once in particular, perhaps?"
"I must not tell you."
"What are you going to do?" gasped
"I am going to tell our curate how
matters stand between his mother
and myself; he is between and "
"She didn't bind you to secrecy?"
"t have forgotten it if she did. And
if she did, she will forgive me 'by re
sults,' or I don't know her."
"And if there are no satisfactory re
sults, she won't know anything about
"Of. course not. I thought you
could help me." '
She looked at the man's firm mouth,
his pleasant, kindly eyes. "I want to
help you much more than I've helped
you at present," she said.
"But I can't get the woman I want
unless I can secure a bride for our
curate clear him out of the way."
"Don't talk of hhs like that," she
"And a troublesome conscience
won't let me go to him after watch
ing him follow you about .j'A'.Ljhls
... . 1-" yiuvi
eyes, unless i can noid out
of hope that he would beje j
in yielding to my prompting ex
posing to you, in fact, to e'r clear
the way for me."
She blushed and smiled.
"I should not like to. Look ht.
little girl, I am as safe as a house; you
can very well trust me. Has he told
you he loves you?"
"Oh, why," she cried, "must you put
it round that way?"
"Well done, little girl! Then I'll
manage it. I'll settle things for the
four of tis out of hand."
And this is what he did. New York
A Champion Snake Hunter.
It is not well known that certain
parts of France are infested with pois
onous serpents, against which warfare
is waged by state-paid serpent hunters.
They are killed in thousands, and the
price per head is 2 l-2d. There was
some time ago a famous serpent killer
in the forests of Southampton, John
Milly, who in forty-two years of hunt
ing killed more than 29,000 vipers. A
Frenchman named Courtol, who hunted
in the Loire district, can be compared
to Milly, as he was credited with hav
ing killed 30,000 venemous reptiles. His
only weapons were one or two massive
sticks. As soon as he saw the serpent
he advanced and hit it violently, either
killing or stunning it; with the second
stick he pinned it to earth and cut
off the head with a huge pair of scis
sors. But along with these simple
weapons Courtol possessed a thorough
knowledge of the habits of serpents. He
knew when and where to find them. In
two days near Puy-a-Clermont he
killed 230 of them, and not only did
he kill the poisonous creatures but he
would capture them living when de
sired. London Tatler.
asckuol Foi; i;ai:i;i:ks.
WHEn: 'MONS'JNIAL ARTI3T3" ARE
TAUGHT CCCIUriG OF 1Hl CHAfT.
(low Hiejr li!t!n MmWiIhI f..r I'rrtle
Mmiigt ( limnfm Vt lin 1U Ailvun.
Inge of lln 0ixii I ii n II y of Itntin;
Tlielr llulr ( lit mil hlmve for Nullum;.
One of the most cut I ci ; of the many
etrangt! Instllir' Ions of NViv Yuk City
13 a school established not Ion? ago
on tho llai-t Side, where young men
and boys ate taught to b onto skilled
barbers. In this school long row a or
barber'a apprentices ere at work nil
day throughout the course, scraping
diligently at sundry stolid counten
ances ptovlded for "clinic material."
When not woiklng In t'. h capacity,
the majority of the faces so used
might be met on the Iijwery or in
kindred regions, surmounting the
slouching frames typical of America's
leisure class. Some are placid coun
tenances, bearing evidence of a Mi-cawber-like
trust in potential good
luck; others are sullen or troubled,
with the hunted look that comes to
the face of a man out of a job; but
each and every one U the better for
a free shave and haircut, even when
awkwardly done by unaccustomed
In order that material for practice
may be plentiful and at hand the
school is situated far down town,
where traffic of every sort is thickest
and where tho great city's voice takes
on Us deepest and most insistent tone.
With the first drowsy growls of that
multiple voice at dawn, the men be
gin to gather and form in line at the
entrance to the building. Many of
them have stood for hours in the mid
night bread line on Broadway that
they might break their fast at least,
once in the 24 hours, and now come
to be freshened up as much a3 possi
ble before starting forth again on the
weary quest for work; others, equally
alive to the advantages of being shav
en and shorn and made as presentable
as may be, come by way of living up
to their life principle of getting some
thing for nothing, and getting it be
fore any one else.
At 9 o'clock the school is opened
and work begins. Men come and go
all day, and the aspirants to barber
craft work like beavers, getting more
practice in one day than they would
get in a month under the old method
of apprenticeship. All sorts and con
ditions of men come under their hands
tramps, vagabonds, crooks, workmen
out of a job, gentleman adventurers
down on their luck, fat men, shriv
elled men, smooth men, gnarled men,
men with skins like rubber, and men
surfaced like nutmeg graters, downy
youth and stubbly eld here is expe
rience varied enough to qualify any
one. Only three kinds or men ate
barred the unclean, the intoxicated
and the men who have once stolen,
begged or given any manner of trouble
in the school. One offence is sufficient
here. The master barber, quiet and
alert, has an unerring eye and a
strong arm, and woe to the man who
eneaks in for a shave after having
been forbidden the place.
This gray November morning, when
the master barber told of the teaching
and learning of his craft, saw about
2,00 men sitting on benches In the
darkest corner of the workroom, await
lng their turn. The big room was din
gy but clean, well lighted from one
side, and sparsely furnished with two
long workstands running fiom wall
to wall and flanked by double rows of
well worn barber chairs. These were
all filled, and the ranks of busy bar
berlings were hard at work. Most of
them were boys, ranging in age from
16 to 20 years, but here and there an
older man stood by one of the chairs,
learning his trade at a time when
most men, are well established in life.
One cheery old fellow, with hair as
white as snow, worked patiently
among the students, though at best
it could be but a few years before
hand and eye would fail, and dexterity
with the razor would be a thing of the
past All the students worked steadily
and conscientiously, aided now and
again by a hint from the master bar
ber as he strolled up and down the
lines. Some of the beginners attacked
the task before them with nervous,
painstaking care, each grasping the
razor hatchetwise in tense hands and
dragging it like a gravel crusher
across the unresisting jaw of his es
pecial segment of clinic material.
Others, presumably the born barbers
or the more advanced students, worked
freely and confidently, wrist and el
bow loose and the razor held light.
Constantly from the waiting benches
men went and came, and contrary to
all traditions of barbarian loquacity,
the work was carried on in almost
"We have students here from all
parts of the United States, Canada, the
West Indies and even England," said
the master barber. "There are first
class barbers among all nationalities,
of course, but the men who take most
readily to the work are usually Ital
ians or Germans. Italians are as lim
ber and loose muscled as cats, and
Germans don't get nervous and afraid
of the razor. That Is the difficulty
with women. There is a big demand
for women barbers, and we have num-
!. r - of th '.t c.i , to Kirn the
tio'i'. Tiny inn;,,,. itn, buh.iH in
til.,.', for wome-i ar. i i i k and l ht-
I'.'in 'ed, but liio. t of them are Mated
U death of the razor n rut live la terror
of cutting Minicliddy'n throat. R'k a
;: o:ita!.!e bu' itie ,. for them, though,
for they ti.uaMy barn all branches,
from i having to halrdn shIhr an 4
manicuring, nnd they command bly;
V;;i,fs ntid get liberal tip. Barbers
like to employ them. They are steady
urd work well nnd the crankiest cus
tomer Isn't going to complain of his
idiavo or haircut If It Is done by a pret
ty girl. No, it Isn't nn unpleasant
trade for a woman unions tho makes
it m for herself.
"How do wo staft a beginner? Just
by giving a man a Fot of instruments
and t-omebody to practise on, and set
ting him to work. Ho can't learn to
bo a barber by looking on and being
told about It, any more than ho could
learn to ride a bicycle by watching
somebody rise. When a beginner is
ready for work I make him put in the
first day learning how to hone and
strop his razor. Then I assign him to
a chair and let him look on while I
shave a man. The next man he lath
ers In and I give tho first shave, let
ting the student finish him. In shav
ing you always go twico over a man's
face, once with the grain and then
against it. The third man tho student
takes alone, while I look on and cor
rect him when he goes wrong. After
that he needs only occasional super
vision, unless ho gets hold of an es
pecially tough subject.
"After four days of steady shaving
we let the student try his hand at
hair cutting. That's harder than the
shaving, but all I can "do is to give
him a pair of scissors and show him
how to hold them, and let him go
ahead, while I stand by and tell him
where he is wrong. Ho has to get tho
knack of it himself, and the whole
secret of good harboring lies in that
knack. It is easy to get If a man ha3
a light hand, a loose wrist and steady
nerves to start with, but anybody can
get it with time and practice. It all
lies In practice, and the value of a
place like this is that the student is
practising efery moment of the work
ing hours. We shave and cut the hair
of over a thousand men every day,
and we average about 50 students to
do the work, so they haven't much
time to stand around and talk about
how it ought to be done or to watch
"Before any training schools for bar
bers were established and they only
date from the World's fair a man
could not learn the trade anywhere
but in a small shop. The big shops
won't bother with green hands. When
a man wanted to be a barber he had
to go to some little shop and start in
as porter. He might put in six or
eight months sweeping and dusting
and running errands before he was al
lowed to touch a razor. Then he was
put at honing and stropping the ra
zors, cleaning combs and brushes, and
finally at lathering in, combing hair
after it was cut, and putting on tho
bay rum. For real work he had to
wait his chance until some extra good
natured man came in who didn't mind
being shaved by a raw hand, and such
men are not so plenty as they might
be. Hair cutting was out of the ques
tion unless there was a big rush on
or a boy came in. Boys don't mind
how their hair looks, but most men
are fussier about a haircut than any
thing else. Of course a bright young
fellow with his wits about him could
get the knack in time, but it was slow
work because he couldn't get real prac
tice enough to keep his hand in.
"Here, after seven weeks of steady
practice in shaving and hair cutting,
the student is ready to go into the
finishing room. There he is taught
hair dressing, how to singe and sham
poo, how to use tonics and dyes, and
finally how to trim the mustache and
beard. That takes another week, and
then the man is ready for his diploma
and is fit for any shop in the city. Oh,
yes; there are positions enough for
them. We have more applications for
trained workmen than we can fill.
"The older men here? Most of them
are learning the trade, not to work at
it themselves, but to open shops and
employ men to do the work. They
have to know how it ought to he done,
for it Is bad policy for the owner of
a shop to discover a bad workman only
through the complaints of his custom
ers. Yes, this is the only barber school
in existence. We have branches in
all the principal cities of the United
States, but they are all under one
management. So far the enterprise
has been very successful." New York
A Pertinent Quwatlon.
An Inquisitive visitor to the Hamp
ton institute for Indians not long ago
asked one of the students, a pretty
Sioux: "Are you civilized?" Tho
Sioux raised her head slowly from her
work she was fashioning a bread
board at the moment and replied:
"No; are you?" Argonaut.
The Arqniit.lv VIzc-tiRcha.
The vizeacha of the South American
pampas has exactly the same trick of
collecting bright objects that we know
so well in the magpie. The vizeacha
is a badger-like animal
tXILrCE AND t -WIT At.
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lei 1,1 by a(;.ii!i ui inwiiinr. ly
1 1. '11 W heels tt Ia hal I t! U ',; t !" .
11 i;, listed nt a lit; llorm 1 .!!..'!'!:: i i- '
Mippliid by the fni'or ( an a!. I i ;
til. Med by a i'.. . . e by w h l h the Mow
of gas can be In rca- ed or dei v;v e at
will. The iiuto'iu t ile Is very light, and
it Is rasily governed, ns It la said that
It can be (ompk'tely contiollid by twu
lou rs cne for ea h hand.
The state of Washington authorities f
have already begun to arrange for a
fisheries exhibit at tho World's fair,
St. Louis, which will exceed in size an.l
variety of fish bhown at any previous
exhibit. It will bo double tho size of the,
entire fisheries exhibit at tho World's
fair at I'm is. There w ill be separate
exhibits of ICS native varieties, many
of them of great popular intercs',
There will bo dozens of shell fish A J
scientific interest. Hatcheries will bo
in operation and fish wheels in opera
tion, showing how salmon are caught
in a wholesale way.
An electric filing machine is the lat
est novelty offered for saving labor In
the machine shop. This is a diminutive
machine occupying about six inches
by six inches, but which is said to ef1
feet as great an improvement in hati'V
filing as tho sewing machine did i. I
hand sewing. The machine makes SOU -revolutions
per minute, driving the
files at 1000 strokes per minute, which
is a good Indication of tho rapidity of
its operation. Like all mechanical
movements, that of the filing machine
is perfectly exact so that there is no
tendency to round the edges, as in hand
work, an important feature is in some
classes of work.
A new idea in heating has been
adopted in one large new industrial
establishment, for which the most up-to-date
equipment has been provided,
including induction motors for power
and Nernst glower lamps for lighting.
Instead of distributing hot water or
steam to radiators throughout the
building, or employing galvanized
iron pipelng to distribute heated air,
the supporting columns in the buildingy''
are utilized for this purpose. These
are made hollow, and connected at the
base with huge fans, which blow heat
ed air through them. Openings in the
columns on each floor provide for a
An extended series of observations
upon the hygiene of acetylene light
ing has recently been carried out at g
Home by a prominent Italian scientist,---These
show that the gas In burning
consumes less oxygen and gives oh.-
less carbonic acid gas and water vapor .
than is the case with other methods of '
lighting, excluding, of course, the elec
tric light. In a confined locality it
produces less heat than either gas, can
dies or petroleum, and it does not give
rise to ammonia, nitrous acid or car
bon monoxide, The scientist considers
that acetylene does not present
more danger from explosion than gas
or petroleum, and that it is cheaper
for a given candle-power than all other
methods of lighting.
The navigation of the Tigris, the
chief means of communication which
Bagdad has with the outer world, livX
growing increasingly difficult. This iaF
partly owing to neglect of dredging
operations and partly to the un
checked custom adopted by local agri
culturists, of cutting irrigation chan
nels and primitive canals in various
unscientific ways, and thus causing the P
broad shallow body. The insufficient
of the steamer traffic is also largely re-
sponsible for the unpromising condi-'
tion of affairs. It is pointed out by the
Geographical Record that with due at
tention to these poits the trade of Bag
dad and the neighboring districts
would be considerably increased, and
the country developed to an extent
which would amply repay the expendi
low Over Europe. Jf
An American Shade
From the tops of the Rock Moun.
tains, gazing across thousands of
miles of railway tracks, we look on
the little mediaeval patchwork called
Europe as a picturesque paradox as
supercivilized slice of the world, tot-f
tering under taxes for military pur-l)
poses, and ruining itself industrially
by persistency in governmental meth
ods which the United States abandoned
on adopting the Constitution of 1789.
Uncle S'am is calmly planning the com
mercial conquest of Europe, nay, s
already dividing the spoils. OuV1
wealth has no limit, our millionaires A
choke every millinery and jewelry .
shop in the Rue de la Paix. The Par- '
isian is so busy taking in American
money that he can hardly wait on his
own customers from the provinces.
London Post's Paris Letter.
"Yes: he's sure to make a crann
president for the college. He's had so
"I didn't know he was a prominent
"He Isn't He was an insurance
agent, and he can coax money out o
a stone wall." Washington Times.