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1. II. ADAMS, fubll.taer.
HE WAS AX APACHE.
BY CHABLES MICKELSOX.
IIEY were all gone.
The floor' of the
little canyon was
covered with the
debris of the
camp. There were
the ashes of all the
little tamp tires,
and cattle slaugh
tered for food, and
if'JxK all the rest of the
litter to show where 100 Apaches had
trade their stronghold for two months.
The Indian looked down upop the
place and couldn't understand it. He
liad only been, pone a few days to see
if the soldiers were coming frcin the
-west, and when he left his 100 fellows
were still enjoying the fruits f their
great raid. They had as many horses
and oxen as they could -Irive be
fore them, and the squaws were
pray with the rings and watches that
had been torn from the bodies of
those who had met the column on its
wild ride from the reservation to the
It didn't take him long to under
stand. There wore tracks there never
made by moccasins, and he followed
the broad trail until he comprehend
ed. The soldiers had come and were
taking the renegades back to San Car
los. He looked fcr signs of battle,
'but found none. The cactus was not
torn up, these were no empty cartridge
"Veils, no graves and no blood stains.
The last raid before this one that he
was on the soldiers had also found them,
and many were killed in fight, and
when they got the rest back to the res
ervation some were hanged and some
were sent awav with iron rings fasten
ing their hands and feet. So he did not
follow th back trail long. Maybe they
would break away from the soldiers.
If they didn't they would be sure to
come back in the spring, after they got
their blankets and when the white men
l.egan to crowd the nail wi'h their
teams. So he made up his mind to wait.
He did not go back to where the big
-camp had been. That was hard to reach
ami well hidden in the mountains, but
the soldiers knew where it-was now and
the strongest article in his faith was to
keep out of tht way of the soldiers.
Soldiers he could not understand. They
were always after him and his kind
when they left the agency, and yet
when they had him there they derived
neither amusement nor profit from him.
for they neither tortured him nor made
"him work. If never stole the soldiers
torses, and did not kill them, except
when they pursuer him, liecause they
went too many together, so h. could not
see why they were always after him.
He had kept away from them pretty
successfully so far, though he did limp
tram a rifle ball that had got him during
one raid. That is why his fellows called
him "Coyot e-That - Drags -1 1 i s - F Hit."
Thirty years ago, when he was only a
little boy, a man in a black dress at the
mission had thrown a few drops of
water on him and then said something
in Spanish, and ever since that time
the white people had called him Jesus,
4i nd it was against that name that the
rations he drew were entered.
He had assisted at the burning of the
mission and the killing of the priest
:some years after.
Hack he turned into the mountains.
For a week or two he waited to hear
from the rest of the band, but no orders
came back. Ho would wait until spring.
when some of them would surelv break
away from the reservation and take the
war trail back into Mexico. Old Geroni-
ino and lliatto and the rest always
broke avay in the spring. He didn't
Know that the incomprehensible white
men would scud the bad chiefs off in the
railroad train so far that they could
never get back.
ho Jesus started out alone. 1 here
are not many people about the Sierra
"Madre, but he knew a trail where the
prospectors sometimes traveled, and he
loitered along this trail. At last he saw
a mounted man against the sky on top
of a hill. He knew it was not an In
dian, even at that distance, because
Apaches do not ride along a ridge
SHOT IIIM IX TUK BACK.
vhere their silhouettes can be seen
"from miles and miles away. So Jesus
f imply slippetPbehind a rock and wait
ed, and the maa with his packed burro
trotting ahead came on down the trail
nnd passed the rock behind which the
Indian hid, and when he had passed
Jesus raised his Winchester across the
rock und shot him fair in the middle
cf the back. The man rolled off, of
course, and Jesus watched him struggle
nd choke and die, and then Jesus cut
the body and crushed the features with
ocks. Then he caught the dead pros
pector's horse. He did not need a horse,
so he simply hamstrung the animal
and let him die of hunger and thirst.
He could have killed the ho:se with less
trouble, but that would nc I have been
in accordance wit n-wuat he had always;, ARISTOCRATIC MENDICANTS.
clone, and the A nchi , u mMtnM
The murder of the prospector would
of course, be discovered, and men would
come to hunt him. Jesus, from his
long experience. Knew this, so he
maimed and mangled the dead man
some more to show his d-rrision and
contempt, and went away, fhat he
found in the pack was welcome. He
got drunk, and he ate until he could
eat no more, but he did not celebrate
his triumph thu way until he was back
in the high mountains Again.
So Jesus lived alone in the mountains.
He did not molest the ranches except
to steal a horse or a cow for food, when
he did not want to waste ammunition
on a deer. There was danger alout the
ranches, and Jesus took no chance of
petting shot. He killed a man whenever
he could do so safely. Lot because he
eared about plundering him, but on
he same principle that a man kills a
snake w henever he meets one.
One day he went out to the road that
Id to the north. He waited among
the rocks and brush of the great canyon
untd he heard the sound of wheels, and
pretty soon a carriage came along with
a Mexican and a lady and a baby in it.
And from his perch along the rocks
he shot the man, but he did not kill
him outright. The Mexican had life
enough to know that he was in an
Apache umbush and killed the woman
before a second shot from Jesus' Win
chester killed him. That man knew
what an Apache was, and Jesus, in
revenge, mutilated ihe dead bodies and
killed the baby.
At a:t a regiment of Mrican cav
alry was sent to round him up. They
found his camp among the cliffs by
the Lake of the Virgin and waited fcr
him, but Coyote saw the too numerous
track" Hid only approaehrd near
enough to see bis d i tiger, and then
went av.ny again to still deeper fast
nesses. And then came wlul Jevus
had so long waited for.
Half a dozen of his tr 1 e, hard
pressed after the murder of a teamster.
crossed the line and reached their old
camp n the Sierra Mudre. lie found
them by the same instinct tha' an Mitel-ape
finds its mates. And the Mexican
soldiers s-nv the trail, and knew that
there vis more than Coyotc-Thnt-Drags
Kis-l'oot in the mountains,
There was no catching them by pur-
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rt'T TI1K CAX TO II.'S UPS.
suit, bn. there are other way.-, of get
ting a wolf than by running bim down.
They sent a dozen women and chil
dren to the most isol-itcd ranch n.i a
bait. Thei in the iiijiht some cf the
soldiers joined the women, and they
Three days passed before Jesus and
his comrades came to the bait, but dur
ing that time not a man showed himself
outside of the adobe house.
Jusi at dark on the third day they
came not with a rush, but crawling
nd sneaking, until only the space of
he doorynrd separated then from the
houseful of women and children. Then
they started tip boldly. The Ap:cl;e
yell of t riuntiih was still in t he air when
the soldiers tired. Eai.h bullet found
an Indian, and all fell, ami when the
soldiers came out to make 'ure of tl.'.ir
work there were six dead Indians in
the doorynrd. So th. soldiers went
away, and the holy sier of Ste. Gene
vieve, who had come with the other
women, prayed until far into the night
for the dead. While she. prayed she
heard a voice out c.f tho moonless night
a weal-:, dying voice and it pleaded
and begged for water.
The voice w as growing w ea?;er.
It wps nljuost a whisper a hard,
rattling whisper from a pi-late blaz
ing and dry from thirst.
The good sister coual not listen to
it. The words of her prayer came back
to her her plea for Divine mercy for
the poor savages.
"Dios mi manda," she murmured.
("God sends me.")
She filled a canteen from the cool
olla and stopped out into the night.
She could not see. but the hoarse voice
of the dying Indian guided her. fihe
stumbled over something in the dark,
and it made her shudder. Sh? reached
the side of the form from which the
faint cries for water came a form with
a great bleeding, mortal wound in it,
through which the soldier's bullet had
gone and stooped over to put the
canteen to his lips.
As she did so the right hand of the
dying man shot up. and the hfy Sinter
pi Ste. (ienevie-.e fell backward with a
fKnife driven through her heart. For
Jesus was an Apnch?. X". Y. Journal.
At the last meeting of the British
Medical association but one the dis
cussion on neurasthenia and its treat
ment was introduced by Dr. Savage in
ihe following words: "What is neu
rasthenia? There was once a professor
who. being asked what he knew upon a
certain subject, replied: 'Nothing; I
have not even lecturd on it.' " Lan
cet. In the later Roman empire rings
cut from solid stone, generally agat
or onyx, became fashionable.
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A ParWian Duchess Arrested for SoUrltlnt
Ainu od the Streets.
Countesses have Icen seen begging
on the public streets, and even an Eng
lish peeress, the marchioness of Dene
gal, has been arrested by the London
police for mendicancy and vagrancy.
But France enjoys the distinction of
having produced the lirst duchess to
be arrested on a charge of lagging. She
is the duchess of Albufern, whose hus
band is a grandson of Napoleon's Held
marshal, Suehet, and herself a grand
daughter of that duke of Cambaeeres
who, after acting as Bonaparte's col
league in the directorate and in the
cons date, was afterward made arch
chancellor of the empire. She had
been siieculuting in South African
mining stocks, and when the boom
collapsed the other day she found her
self with such heavy losses to face that
ruin stared her in the face J She be
caaie. tetnjioriirily insane, find, con
vinced that she had reduced herself
and her family to absolute beggary.
fche started out upon the streets to ask
alms. She is now under the care of
nurses. Prince Del Dargo, who was i the resources of the world.""
here to attend the marriage of Miss i Henry Villard, the railroad mng
Anna Gould to Compte De Castellane, ; nate, has given a large fund for the
is at length about to lie placed in easy
circumstances. Of the $13,000,11(10 left
by his grandmother, old Queen Chris
tina of Spain, all except $2,000,000 has
been eaten up by the lawsuiit in which
the heirs engaged, but this is about to
be divided between Prince Del Dargo,
old Campo-Sagrado and the duke of
Taranehes, thus placing all three be
yond the necessity of selling or pawn
ing family, jewels.
The duke of Tarances has in his
keeping a huge chest full of valuable
correspondence and papers belonging1
to old Queen Christina, and which she
declared to be of so compromising a
character to her contemporaries that
she insisted that the box should not be
ojiened til! the 3'ear lt10. It is possible
that when they are made public they
will throw light on those many mystt
rious stories current in court circles
in times gone by with regard to her
secret marriage with a young English
painter while still princess of Naples
and prior to becoming the consort of
King Ferdinand of Spain. According
to several of these stories. Empress
Eugenie and her sister.the late duchess
of Alba, were the fruits of this secret
marriage and were confided by Qtn-en
Christina to Comptess de Montijo, her
first lady in waiting, to bring up as her
own children. Queen Christina was
unable to write or even read when she
came to Spain, and her ignorance was
something appalling. But she rode in
the most suierb fashion and excelled
in all athletic exercises. This was duo
to the fact that she had as governess an
English woman who, prior to becom
ing governess to the three princesses
of Naples, had been a circus rider and
was a sister of that stable boy. Ward,
who, entering the service of the duke
of Lucca, rose to be Baron Ward, gen
eral and prime minister, his daughter
being the beautiful Marquise Hervey
de St. Denis, now one of the leaders o'
Parisian society. X. Y. World.
WHY DOGS ARE INTELLIGENT.
6tupM MenilxTH of the Family Were For
merly Kiitcn by Tlietr laater.
Pro.". X. S. Shaler, of Harvard uni
versity, in his study of domesticated
animals, advances this theory in re
gard to the dog, which explains iu a
large measure why the best trait. of
the dog have been developed. The dog
; of the savage could not h.'fve lieen a
: cultured creature. He had not lieen
long enough associated with man to
subdue his native impulses. The dog
hunted fvr his master. When game
was plenty, man and animal had
enough to cat. But when game was
scarce the savage ate the dog. To-d ty,
when in a state of famine. Eskimos w ill
eat some of the pack. But choice is
exercised then. The strongest, or the
most affectionate, or the most intelli
gent animals would lie spared. The
weaklings, the cross, the stupid digs
would go to the. pot. "In this way,"
writes Prof. Shaler, "for ages a careful,
though uiiintendtid process of selecrTon
was applied to these cnvtur?s and to
this w may fairly attribute, as many
' considerate naturalists have done, a
. large part of the intellectual indeed,
we may say moral elevation to which
dogs have attained.
In his clever study of the dog. Prof.
Shnlcr, looking more particularly tc
; the instinctive traits of pointers smd
setters, speculates as to how long these
' hunting animals have shown their
i peculiarities when scenting game.
1 Some theorists have advanced the kiea
that the actions of the dogs, as pointers
or setters, can only date back fiom the
; Invention of the fowling-piece. It is a
! mooted question among those who have
I carefully studied firearms which sercd
for sjiort whether Spain was not the
first country using the fowling-piece.
Xow, curiously enough, tradition seems
i to indicate that the early pointer the
; dog with an exaggerated split of the
nostrils was originally Spanish, and
i that from Spain the breed traveled
! northward. If the idea le entertained
' that the jiointer appeared w:th the
i use of the fowling-piece, the particular
Fpecialization of the pointer only be
gan in dogs removed by some 30 genera
tions from those of to-day. Those who
mlvoc.te this ingenious 'heory do not
bear in mind the dogs which must have
: been used in hawking, and hawking is
: of the most remote antiquity. X. Y,
"What's this?" exclaimed the young
. husband, referring to the memorandum
the had given him. One dozen eggs, a
: pound of raisins, bottle of lemon ex-
tract, can of condensed milk, dime's
worth of ground cinnamon and half a
dollar's worth of sugar. What do you
want of all these things, Belinda?"
"I've pot a dry loaf of baker's bread,"
replied the young wife, "that I'm going
to save by working up into a bread pud
ding. I never let anything go to wutc,
Henry." Chicago Tribune.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Any and all devotional exercises in
the public schools of Missouri are de
flared illegal. They are now fighting
in Minnesota on the same lines.
People of Wapella county, la., have
engaged Evangelist Moody and two
other exhorters to convert the town of
Kddyville, which is noted for its scep
ticism. Roy York, a 13-year-old boy
preacher, is conducting services in Mis
souri, and is said to he stirring up
much religious fervor and causing
David J. Hill, president of the
University of Rochester, has resigned.
The action is said to le on account
of the opposition to him manifested
i by conservative Baptists who have not
favored his liberal views and manage
ment of the university.
Dean Farrar of Canterbury thinkt
it "perfectly erroneous to talk of the
failure of missions, when they started
with 120 despised Galileans, and when
now th.Te are 120,0011,000 Protestants,
i and thev have is their power almost all
Btate University of Oregon, made lib
eral donations to the L'niversity of
Washington, endowed a hospital in his
native town, and spent a great deal
cf money on industrial art schools in
The international executive com
mittee, representing American Sunday
schools, at a meeting recently held
at Chautauqua, voted to send a Sun
day school worker and organizer to
Japan, The sura of $1,000 was raised
as a beginning, and a subcommittee
appointed to secure the- right.
The London university conferred
the degree of doctor of literature upon
Miss Elizabeth Dawes, an Englishwom
an. This degree reflects great credit
upon the schlarship of wan or woman,
requiring as it does the broadest read
ing. The year ''J5 marked the first
time a woman had received it.
Kn FrlKon Ho Appear Happy,
talnly Ho (irons Fat.
One of the strangest of all the strange
phases of human nature is the cheerful
ness of the average murderer after con
vict'on and sentence. There are, of
course, exceptions to the rule; there
are murderers who await execution in
horror and dread, and occasionally one
dies of this torment liefore. the fatal day
arrives. But these are rare cases and
do not affect the correctness of the
proposition that the average murderer
is a rather cheerful person, sleeps well,
hns a good appetite, grow s fat, and, till
his last hour, manifests a lively interest
in such worldly affairs as occupied his
mind before he was caught, caged and
marked for the hangman.
Trouble of mind is not conducive to
the taking on of fat. A convict whose
day of death had been finally fixed, and
who had no ground on which to ba.se
the faintest hope of clemency, might
affect cheerfulness, or even jocularity,
in the presence of visitors. But there
Is no affecting a growth of adipose. The
man whose weight is increasing day by
day, even in the shadow of the gallows,
is not in mental distress. The mind
and body are too closely related for
either to be tormented without the full
particijMincy of the other.
lien' is an extract from a reporter's
account of a visit to Harry Hay ward, at
Minneapolis, who was put to death for
one of the most cru. l. cold-blooded mur
ders ever erp?tratcd:
"' 'Do you thi:ik you will hang?"
"'Yes, I think I will, old man," Hay
ward replied. His face did not change
color, nor did lie Hindi. Then he con
tinued, laughing: 'A fellow has got to
go some time, and it might as well be
one time as another. Only I wish it
well done and no bungling. But, by-the-by.
what do you think about the
Corliett-Fitzsimhions fight or rather
the one that did not come off? I will
tell you what I believe. I think "Fitz"
was afraid of Jim. I would hate to see
Jim get whipped, or he is an American.
Hut the fight will never come off, now,'
'How is your health, Mr. Hay ward?"
" 'Splendid. When I came in here I
weighed 100, but I have gained 40
pounds. You see, I have nothing to
worry me, have slept well, and eaten
heartily and will continue to do so until
the end." "
If this were an exceptional case ii
would be interesting only as a possible
Indication of lunncy. But it present
nothing that is unusual. It is strange
only liecause it is impossible for the
average mind to conceive of such cheer
fulness, such indifference under the
conditions surrounding this man.
Further Information Wanted.
A very devout gentleman of Boston
w ho teaches a Sunday-school class of
bootblacks and newsboys the beauties
cf the Gospel, recently undertook to tell
a story of Jacob's ladder. After he had
graphically pictured the wanderings
of the sad old patriarch, his dream in
the eastern pasture, and the ladder on
which the angels were ascending and
descending, he paused and said:
"Xow, boys, if there is anythfjig in
this story that I have not yet explained,
you may ask me any question you like
and I will answer it."
"Say, Mister Minister, did you say
dem angels hed wings?"
"Yes, my boy," replied the doctor;
"angels always have wings."
" "Well, den, ef dey hed wings what for
did they need ladders?" Boston Home
Englishman (producing a pocket
eoin) My great great-grandfather
was made a lord by the king whose pic
ture you see on this shilling. -
Yankee (with a similar gesture)
"What a coincidence! My great-greatgrandfather
was made an angel by tha
Indian whose picture you ae on Uxi
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
At the annual meeting of th
French ccaderay the highest prize
for literary work done during the past
yer was awarded to M. Jusserand for
h!a "Literary History of the English
Teople," the authorized American edi
tion of which is in course of publication
by the Putnams.
Miss Dora Zahn, a "Frisco girl,
claims the proud distinction of being
the first American or English woman
who has ever reached 80 degrees north
latitude. The event was niarKed by
planting the Stars and Stripes on the
island of Spitsbergen, amid the enthu
b asm of 52 European scientists.
The privilege of carrying the zu
chetti to the new cardinals is reserved
exclusively for the members of the
Xoble guard. The 'members of that body
guard who has been deputed to per
form this service for Mgr. Satolli is
Marquis Sacripanti, who is of an an
cient and aristocratic Roman family.'
The empress of Austria intends giv
ing up much of the violent exercise
which she has persisted in for so many
j ears. H r majesty at one time boasted
of a waist of only 20 inches in circum
ference the smallest in Europe and
claimed that it was not the product of
a corset, but of swinging by her hands
from a trapeze bar.
Admiral Lord Clarence. Paget,
uncle of Lieut.-Col. Paget, who married
Mrs. Paran Stevens daughter, and
of Mr. Almeric Paget, who recently
married Miss Pauline Whitney, is now
84 years old and has written his mem
oirs, which will be published soon. He
served in the Crimean war. and was sec-
ictnry of the admiralty under Lord
French papers announce the .offer
for sale of the library of Reaan. The
library is divided into two parts, the
first including the oriental library, to
whose collection Kenan paid great at
tention, and containing books on the
philology and history of the oriental
languages. The second part contains
books on general philology, classical
studies, the middle ages, etc.
II. X. Pillsbury, the Brooklyn chess
champion who is winning new laurels
at f5t.Petcrsburg,maintainshis wonder
ful control of his nervous system by
great care in his habits. He eats meat
but once a day, never drinks anything
stronger than milk, is abstemious in
the use of tobacco, and always sleeps at
least seven hours but of the 24. He is
nn advocate of bicycle riding in a limit
"I hear the colonel is a hard drink
er." "He? He's the easiest drinker I
ever saw in my life." Detroit Tribune.
Maud "What a fool you were
mnkingof yourself inimitatingCharley
Spooner." Ethel "Will you tell me
how I could imitate hm in f-ny other
manner?" Boston Transcript.
A maiden writes: "Can you tell me
how to change the color of iny hair,
which all the young men tell me is
'red?'" 'Certainly we cnn. Get rich;
they will then "all it golden or aubvrn."
Erie Messenger. "
Disillusion. "Did mamma's 'ittle
boy hurt his darling head? Come
here and let mamma kiss it tmd make
it well'" ' That's got so it dgn't cure
any more, m:mma. Put on pome
arnica." Chicago Tribune.
A health officer recently received
the following note from one of the resi
dents of his district: "Dear Sir I beg
to tell you that my child, aged eight
months, is suffering with measles, as
required by act of uorliamen:." Tid
Bits. Mr. Keep Cash TDid you write
that man who advertises to show peo
ple how to make desserts without nilk
and have them richer?" Mrs. Cash
"Yes, and sent him the dollar." "What
did he reply?" "Use cream." West
"I think I've got a pretty good story
here," remarked the occasional con
tributor, as he seated himself and
lighted one of the editor's cigars. The
editor glanced over th story. "Yes,"
he said, "I think this is a pretty good
story. I tell it myself occasionally."
"Micky," said Mr. Dolan to his son,
"Oi do he afrck! ye're gettin' to be a
dude." "Fhope not." "Well, Oi'vc no
ticed yez weirin" yer Sunday clothes
the week t'rough, an' that ye gave up
yer job in the blacl'smith shop. Oi
want to say, widout harrum till any
body's feelin's, that it'll do yez no hurt
1o be rollin" up yer sleeves moie'an' yer
trousers less." Washington Star.
Executor "Pray, sir, what do yon
charge for a funeral sermon?" ltev.
Mr. Canter "I always charge, my dear
Vrother, in proportion to the property
left behind. Couple of guineas for a
poor man, five guineas for 10,000, and
so on." Executor "Well, my friend
has left 5,000, so that would be 35,
but it seems a good deal." Bev. Mr.
Canter "But, my dear brother, think
of the strain on my conscience!" Ally
A Gold Lake In Alaska.
The latest story of a wondrous gold
find in Alaska is of a lake whose bed is
literally paved deep with gold dust as
ponds are floored with mud. Hans
Christian Pande, a name suspiciously
near that of the great teller of fairy
stories, an old sea captain, told the
story of his find on his arrival in Seat
tle a few days ago. The lake is 1,000
yards long. 400 yards wide and 150 feet
deep. It is fed by water from a glacier,
and its only outlet is a little stream two
feet deep, but of incredible swiftness.
According to Mr. Pande's theory.based
on assays of some sand from the shores
and bottom of the lake, the glacier has
for centuries been bringing down gold
from the mountains and depositing it
in the cup-like basin of the lake. The
assay showed eight to ten dollars a
cubic yard, and on this basis a man
could alone blast out the side of the
lake, drain oft the water, and dredgs
out bis fold. Chicago later Ocean.
Vaseline Is said to be one of the besfc
dressings for russet shoes, and spirits
of turpentine the correct thing for
cleaning and brightening patent
Apple Saifee. Pare, quarter and
core tart apples. Put sufficient sugary
to sweeten some into an agate or earth
en pudding dish; dissolve with hot wa
ter, add the apples, cover closely and
bake until tender but not broken. Cook
rather slowly. Orange Judd Farmer.
Cream Soup. Bot! any kind of vege
table desired, fresh peas, lima beans,
asparagus, cauliflower, lettuce or
celery, in water, salted. When done,
rub through a sieve. Put butter in a
saucepan, and stir in some flour, moist
ened with milk, remove the vegetables)
and water. When serving stir in the .
yolks of two beaten eggs. Chicago .
Graham Pudding. Two cups gra
ham flour; one teaspoon of salt; one
cupful of raisins, seeded and chopped
fine; one cupful of sweet milk; one cup
ful molasses; one egg beaten light; onf
teaspoon of soda, boil three hourf
serve hot with sauce. Mrs. Paulir
Smith, in Womankind.
Frosted Apple Pie. Make .an
dinary apple pie, leaving off the upr
crust. When baked beat the whites ui
two eggs to a stiff froth, add one table- '
rpoon pulverized sugar, spread over tho
top of the pie, replace in the oven until
it has a delicate brown. Dried stewed
tipples cnn be highly seasoned and used
the same way. Housekeeper.
Macaroni. Take half a package of
macaroni and boil it in salt-water intil
perfectly tender. In a baking-.iish
scatter a layer of macaroni, and over
this a lnyer of grated cheese, alternat
ing until the dish is lull. Season with
pepper, salt and butter. Cover with
milk, and bake until brown. Farm and
Calf s Liver a la Brouchette. Take
a thin slice of liver and one of breakfast
bacon for each person; cut them into
little squares as nearly one size as pos
sible and place them on skewers, a piece
of liver and one of bacon alternately
until the skewers are full. Dredge
with pepper, place them in a dripping
pan in the oven, turn them two or three
times while cooking, and when done
place the liver and bacon on long pieces
of buttered toast already in a dish;
hold in place with a fork while you
draw out the skewers, then serve hot.
If not possible to procure ralfs liver
other liver will do, though net as good.
WHEN. HE PLAYED BASEBALL.
Experience of a MIrhijfan Jndge When !!
Was on the llamond
Of all the people who have entered
his division of the Wayne circuit court
since his accession to the bench.it is not
probable that even one has even dimly
imagined that Judge Robert E. Frazer
ever played baseball. His breadth and
girth are not suggestive of the nimbler
divisions of athletic sports, and. ha
doesu't look like a ball player, "re
are, of course, surprises upon thv1- -
mond as well as in other places y
after one has seen Cherubic Ch daj x
Cleveland, bounce around seco"0 bf
it requires but a trifling stretc; of
imagination to picture the ' jufe
sprinting around the bases. I
He told about the first and only r Ja
lar game in which he ever appeared.
He had long been a recognized profes
sional at round ball and three-old-cat,
so when the county officials of Wash
tenaw challenged the city officials of
Ann Arbor to a national game, marquis
of Chadwick rules, he admitted to the
captain of the Washtenaw team that
Prosecuting Attorney Frazer could bat
a ball out of the county, and stop a siz
zling daisy-cutter that was leaving a
comet's tail behind it. He was im
mediately signed for shortstop.
"Perhaps I ought to explain," said
the judge, "that out in the country
where I used to play ball we had no
umpire, and never heard of such a per
sonage. We used to decide all ques
tions of play ourselves, and when there
was a serious difference of opinion wtt
had it out right on the spot and the side
that got whipped was in the wrong.
On the whole 1 think it was better than
the modern umpire, for it was soon
over, was satisfactory and there were
no- protests to vex the board of appeals.
Pretty soon after the game commenced
1 noticed a fellow hanging around the
plate and having a great deal too much
to say; but I stood it until I had been
to bat, made a hit, but was caught be
tween two bases and put out.
" 'You're out!" he jelled at me.
"I knew it was out, and I was not par
ticularly well pleased at the knowl
edge. To be told of it by a meddling
bystander was rather rubbing it in,
and I walked up to him at once.
" 'Look here, young fellow, you are
having altogether too much to say
about this game. Y'ou've been stick
ing 3'our nose into other people's busi
ness about long enough, and if you
open your mouth again I'll '
"I was interrupted by one - of the
other players, who told mi that the
meddling fellow was the umpire. I've
seen many an umpire in a tight place
since then, but I never saw one who
came so near being licked." Detroit
Midget of Plant I-lfe.
The midget of the whole tree family.
Is the Greenland birch. It is a perfect
tree in every sense of that term, and
lives its allotted number of year
(from 75 to 130), just as other species
of the great birch family do, although
its height, under the most favorable
conditions, seldom exceeds ten inches.
Whole bluffs of the east and southeast
coast of Greenland are covered with
"thickets" of this diminutive species of
woody plant, and in many places,
where the soil-is uncommonly poor and
frozen from eight to ten months a
vear, a "forest" of these trees will
flourish for half a century without
crowing to a height exceeding fouK
inehes. St. Louis Beoubllo.
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