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B. H AUAMS. PBblllT.
tyve t"-.3t loves for a summer day.
''fc: woriJ 13 y"cr.g ana" tie shy is
T'hen a -inter comes, and the world is g-Saaaier-lover.
ahai wi.1 you do?
Lore that loves for the iorinps sake
A lace -.hat U fair with tfce bloom
"es.th liesuty's ruise. litre a heart to
A trusting fctart fail of love and truth.
Suttirer-lciTf r. the wir.ters wait.
And face &s the years crow o.d.
Is yours a jove tna: ur. (h:r.fT fate.
A lifelong love ti.it will r.e'er grow co. z ?
Love, the love that will It?: a life.
Taat weatirr tro-Vle. sorrow, cr
In wir.ur or F-ir.mer ;oy or strife.
Is the only iove tfca: is worth ;he name.
lovs for :
2s not the love that w.ii co for me.
But tr.t love that love-s when the siy is
Is the love th
Iia Hout. i- :
: win last for eternity.
. P'aui's. Loncoa.
? " iS
S AT1VT PTATV OTTIT T
S ALUll ULJA J yl'11'1
C By Xx. O. "W. Scott.
AUNT BINA EMEKSON tad pieced
the quilt from bits of calico given
ber by the women and girl? in Lden
tl at she liked. It was the lone wom
an's ";ov e-juiit. with fctr shades of af
fection deliberately outlined in tiny
"1 won't have any pieces in it that
cull t,p anybody that's stingy, or s.uck
cp. or mtcdieome. or cruel." she said.
"I'll have it jut as near like fresh air
ir.d su:. shine as it can 1. so when I'm
;ck it":! teem like a nice, bright story "
"But yon needn't have counted
every stitch." protested her sisttr. Mrs.
r.iiiiitgs. in whose home the had itt
"Ar-vbody would think you were an
tstronomer. counting stars, to see he w
particular you've been," added pretty
Hetty Karl.in. for whose benefit the
auilt was :.ow exhibited; and she
iuoked at the paper, covered with ca
la.itic rlguring. which was Aunt
Itii.a's actual record of stitches set.
"Well, stars or stitchts. we like to see
Low many we've got. and counting is
only a pastime. The minister says we
tac't think of tvvj things at the same
t:me. but somthovv I can count my
stitches SLd have most proh'.abie
thoughts right along. I like the way
I ve disposed of my lights and darks,
don't you'.'" Aunt Jlina shook out the
CTeal s-;uare complacently.
"It is beautiful!" Hetty exclaimed.
"'Vhy. you've got a piece of my Jijjht
l'I ue in the middle: and here is my
pink, and there is my dark blue!"
"Ye. that's because 1 " Aunt Kit a
had almost said "lov e you." but she was
rot in the habit of expressing ht rse.f in
The voting girl lookVd at her ques
tioningly. lLeu suddenly stooped aid
tlroj.pt d a hiss upon her forehead.
"lion't be foolish, chi.d." said Aunt
When the last mitt:te triangle was
f naliy set in its corner Mrs. Uil'ir.cs
made a ""(julitii g. " t o w hlch ev ery wom
an came who was invited, for it tut
v.eii understood by this time that rocd
LsS as wli ts gowns according to
Aunt I'.ina's nitasLremnt was rtpre-s-
"i-he ought to know who amongst us
is angelic, after being in our sick
rooms and kitchens s; manv vearfc."
they said. '
In those days qulitir.gs vere snp
pr.sed to be enlivened hy much go-s:fj. ,
but the women w he gatht red that af ter
i.oon. in the spring of 1 s'"i;.w ore anxious
faces and had but one theme of conver- !
station, the sacrifces that the oveibur- '
dened nation seemed to le preparing
to ask from them. ;
"They have opened a recruiting of- i
fee." said one to another.
"Cap. Pilisbury's in charge. His '
turlough is almost up. but he maus'
to get a company enlisted before he '
toes liack." was the next bit of news.
i shou.c tSink we were lar enough
cut of the world to be let alcne." said '
Mrs. Hastings, as she snapped the cord,
wet in starch water.across thetringles.
"Thai's crooked!" interrupted her
neighbor, referring to the work; then
she added, coming back to the i.ipic.
"but I con't wonder y-u feel so. with
three grown boys to worry about."
"We ve no toys to spare. Sere in i ;1T t)ie good work went on. and
jlden." added Mrs. Thornton: "but Mas- at r i?ht. the mem weary of their en
chuse;is hasn't failed to do her part j forced idleness, packed barrels and
so tar. and I ve expected our time woula i
"Her John'U be one of the first lo
tnlist, now you see!" whispered two
busy workers on the epposite sice of
And so it proved: for when, at twi
light, the husbands and brothers came
in to partake of Mrs. Billings" bounti
ful supper, bringing the Boston papers
s-nd the new s of the day. they gave the
t ames of those who had enlisted that
Llternoon. and the first one was John
"And probably Harry Thurston will
join that company before it's filled: but
his mother needn't know about John
now."" they saW. So it was whispered
io the room where she sal: but she
xnderstood the message that parsed
from eye to eye. Ketty Barton under
stood, too. although she cid not raise
lier eyes from the line where she was
tettir.g small, even stitches. The air
v-aves were full of echoes in "62 and
Hetty did not need even John's words,
which came later in the evening, locon
Itrm their dire prophecies.
Then how the war fever spread
through Eden! Around the recruiting
mce, where a large nag proudly float-
ed. on the store steps, at the post office.
the fences, while horses stood still in
the furrows. men gathered to talk about
tie boys who were going to the war.
, lie village paper printed a long list
one week. and. as it was read w ith lear
d'mmed rv-s. the people said: "II
1 "-""Cms as though a!l Eden is going."
j Then, one bright June morning, the
! sun shone upon a company of earer
! young soiditrs, in now blue suits wits
! shir.ir.g brass buttons. It fell u;ion the
, j lather.-. smothers, and friends, who
I stood grou;ed near the lor..r wagons
which were ready to take "company I
to the nearest ruiiroad station. Tht
white-haired old pastor orTered the last
prayer, and. with fiutterir.g flags, ideat
ing drums. Luzzas and wax ing caps, the
brave soldier boys were kn.e away.
A strange hush f"l npon the small
town. It tad always been a staid and
sC'it-r plate, but now it almost seemed
as though life had gone out of it. Hard
work became a blessed necessity to old
The gin learned to drive horses that
were not ""steady." to ride mowing
machines, to help plan the farm work,
to do 'everything but sing bass." which
they could not learn to do. But the
real life of the place depended upon
news from the bov. after all: and the
comin- of the old yellow siare. twice
each cav. quickened heart-throbs as did
Two vears passed, and the suense
was not yet over. Some of the Eden
boys had gone beyond the sound of
busjle-call. a few were in hospitals, but
most of them were in action that dread
ful sprim; of "f-4. when news of battle
after battle fashed over the land.
Eden was at its height of anxiety as
the people gathered for worship in the
white church one Sunday morning, the
last of May. Hymns. Scripture read
ing and prayer were over, and the old
pastor arose, but. instead of beginning
his sermon, he said:
"hate last night word came that
there is great ned of every thing for Use
on the liattlctlelds and in hospitals. The
sanitary commission begs us to send
cotton and flannel garments, socks,
sheets, quilts, old cotton and linen
everything we can gather, at once. It
woujd be cruel tokie-py ou women, who
can use needles, here with hands fold
ovcr your I'iblts. when the need is, j
You are invited t-o gather. f.ce." he thought, with a spasm of bit
v. at the home of Mrs. Grow j terness.
for work, and may God's blessing go
There wtre children in that congre
gation wno still remember how. with
one impulse, all the women arose and
reverentiy left the church.
The law of Sabbath observance in
was Puritanic, tut those who j
wouid not sew on a missing button un- j
cer ordinary circumstances were soon I
seated, m-edle in hand, wearing the ex-
alien! look which meets a great emer- j
Grow was president of the Sol- '
diers' Aid. and
her husband kept th:
village store. This
was opened, and
vere taken from
it. The only two sewing-machines in
the village were already thtre. and
were soon clicking an accompaniment
to the subd-ed voices of the busy
A tieleatition. one of whom was .Vunt
I'ina. was sent oul lo gather whatever j
could le fo.md. ready for Use.
"I'm cijd to get out ;n the open air. ,
said slit, "it stittes me to sit there like
a funeral in Mrs. G row's parlor. Seems
:.s if it w .i:ii-3 kill n.e i" see the look
in Mis' H-.-tii gs" eyes since Harry was
"They knew you could tell ;ust where
to ;o for si:ppiies.remarked Mrs Kent.
" e mu-t get sheets and quilts and old
linen. H:..e you ar.y quilts lo spare at
your house. Aunt liina?"
"I'm sure s'.ster has, some, and yes.
I've rot an extra blanket or two. Come
While Mrs. Hillings w as collecting her
coiiTiouiion Aunt I'ina was in her
room u;on her knees. When she en-
t red the parlor again a few minutes
later, she bote in her arms a pair of
. ... i . . i i
fott. wniie i-.iir.AHS ace jier ioe-
"Pina Emerson!" exclaimed her si- j
Ur. "You don't mean that you're going j
to Send that quilt ?" j
' 1 u-- nriw- ,-,nT P.itv. her i
4r-f. lliv.'T-lTirr " V t1 n t OO CWVl i
for our bovs. I won't send "em o!d
thir.s 1 don't want; they shall have j
It was useltss to arcue.
nor in that i
hour cf supreme devotion did anyone
f -- i 1 r en Viiit w Wii it wns known
tLt 7-iT-"a had sacrificed hertreas- I
ure it aroused a splendid rivalry which
brousrht together just such stores as
loses ready to ship in the earlv morn
Aunt Bina reached her room again
at twilight, taking with her Hetty
Barton. "You know I've sent my quilt
to the soldiers." she said, hesitatingly.
"Yes. they told me so. I think it
was so generous of you." Hetty re
plied, in an absent-minded way. as she
twisted the plain gold ring on her
"I had planned to give it to you.
Hetty. There's nobody I iike so well
as yon and John; but now
Hett v's eves were full of dunibajronv.
Suddenly slipping from the chair to i may not be possible to improvise sol
her knees, she buried her face in Aunt ! diers. there should be little difficulty
Bina's lap "Oh! oh!" she sobbed. ! in making good soldiers out of free cit
"you needn't think about that. It has j jzens. In short, we see that through
been two long weeks since I heard from ' Europe, through all phases of national
him. John wouldn't neglect me so. i existence, has remained complicated.
Aunt Bina. unless " and then the girl
could say no more.
Aunt Bina's tears fell upon the brow n
braids. "There, there! don't give way.
I guess John is all right."
"Oh. but he always wrote! He wasn't
careless, like st.me of the boys. Do you
know his father and mother are almost
sick. Thev thini
"There.there!" comforted Aunt Bin.
"I believe John will live to come home;
that's my faith. Why. we've got to be
lieve it, Hetty! If we didn't how could
we live through it!"
Even while they wept and talked,
John was lying an one of the Washing
ten hospitals. He had been terribly
wounded, and after many delays wa
brought there with one leg amputated
or d his right arm disabled. His nurse,
a bright little woman from Maine,
tried in every way to arouse him.
"I believe he wants to die." she said
to the surgeon. "I can hardly persuade
him to tat."
"Proliably he does." replied the
weary-eyed man. "'He hfd a marni5
cent physioue. and such a fellow feels
that he cannot face life maimed in this
fashion. I've often had such cases. If
you can only get him past this first
The busy man hurried away without
finishing his sentence, but the nurse
A few- nights later a lot of boxes ar
rived in response to the urgent call for
hcspital supplies, and John's nurse
eagerly claimed some of their precious
lonients. "T need blankets in my
ward." she said, "and oh. here is a
iieautiful rjulit! This will cheer my
wor boys like a bouquet of flowers. "
The nurse from Maine was one of the
best in the hospital, and no one olv
yected when she carried away the qnilt
: r.d placed it gently over her favorite
"Perhaps it w ill keep his ey es cfT th
blank wall." she said to herself, with a
When the first morning light shone in
through the Jong, narrow windows,
the young s.;dier opened his eyes, al
most resenting the knowledge that he
1 ad sl'pt Wt-er than usual. As he
looked lanriildiy to see if his nurse had
L'lven him an xtr.i blanket, he saw
the new quilt, and at the same moment
was conscious of a faint perfume of
lose leave, p-ereeptible even in that
He closed his eyes and saw the bushes
under the parlor window at home,
laden with great red roses, as they had
i-'!i the morning he left Eden. He
had started out that morning with a
bud in his buttonhole, and another ie-
tween his lips "decked for the sacri-
W ith his left hand he pulled the quilt
nearer. It was made of many, many
small triangles! "Mother's dress!" he
murmured, placing his finder upon a
brown bit. with a tiny white spray in
it. "Hetty!" and a wave of color rose
to his pale face, as he caressed a tri-
cnrle of pink.
Tor the ltrst time since lie w as placed
upon that cot. great tears rolled down
his cheeks. The spell of de.-pair was
broken. Life was sweet after all.
"'Mother and Hetty won't mind if I
am a poor one-legged fellow." lie
All the bitterness and rebellion
melted out of his heart as he iav there
erring: and when !ii nurse
came in he greeted her with a smile
that transfigured his face.
"This is Aunt I'.ina's quilt!" said he.
"I don't know how it got here, but it is.
Now. nurse, brine on vour broth, for
I'm going to get well."
"it's letter than me
licine." the de-
ii-hied woman ec
red to the doctor.
"He's given me his address, and I've al
ready written to his mother.
"And I've shown that quilt to all my
; loys. and told them about the d-aroiJ
! maid who counted ail the stitches and
J thought so much of her "love-quilt." and
j h'.w hard it must have In-en to give it
: up. They're all brisrhttr and letter for
thev sav. Mo the folks at
; home think so much of us as that ?" "
I Year have passed since that day,
and John ami Hetty are elderly eiiple
i now. with boys ami girls growing up
; croui.d thm. John found that his
j brains could do better service for hiia
i than even physical energy, and has be
i come a successful and conscientious
j lawyer. In their busy, happy lives they
1 have never forirotte n the woman whose
sacrifice roc3i.t so much to them, and
when Memorial day comes round, and
the veterans gather to decorate their
comrades" graves. John and Hetty re-
serve t he choicest fi owers of their gar-
for Aunt Pina's humble restins
And the quilt? Through the though'
fuiness of the nurse from Maine, it was
returned to the generous donor, who
lwstovved it. as she had intended, upon
her vounsr friends. If you had the
privilege of examining the contents of
a certain chest in the Thurston home-
Head, you would find a soldier's cap
and suit of faded blue, and very near
lit. carefully wrapped in tissue piper.
Aunt I'.ina's quilt. Youth's Compan
ion. What Oar Simplicity Maads For.
Xot long ago I read in a French
j newspaper teat tmperor William,
j while studying in detail the conduct
of the Spanish-American war. had
been particularly impressed by the ex
cellence of the citizen soldiery of the
I'nited States and by the efheient aid
which they rendered the regular troops.
This, however, was no surprise to me,
for I have long been of the opinion
that, even in the art of war. the thou
sand and one complications with which
the old world is saddled are in no wise
indispensable, and that, although it
Am-rica hns retained its original sim
plicity, which, indeed, is the chief char
acteristic of transatlantic civilisation,
and gives it just that plasticity, that
possibility of progress, that rapidily
of realization, which make it a civil
ization superior in many points to ours.
Baron Pierre de Coubenin, la Ca-tury.
THE HOME DRESSMAKER.
Materials it Stylra for tae
W later Seasaa.
Women .vith sallow skins need warm
colors, as cherry pink, dark red. rich
brown, rream and rose, all of which are
The chief fall colors are brown, red,
bricht national blue, cherry pink, tur
quoise and gray. Black is very stylish,
and black and while combinations are
always in good taste.
Weeding costumes for December will
be of satin, moire velours, taffeta, mocs
seline, Chita crepe, silkwarp wool
goods and tne jignt wtigux. an wuu .
white materials, as well as white silk.
Larce buttons are worn as ornaments '
on dress waists, and the more quaint !
the effect the better they are liked to i
tasten belts, etc The two old brooches
that you hav e may be used in this man- ;
tier as garnets are out of style as pins. ;
An inexpensive wrap for winter par-
ties mav be evolved from bright red la-
dies" cloth and lined with white cloth
of not so good a quality; have a high
collar lined with white, and over the
chest a large gilt cord frog of orna
ment. Dress skirts remain much as they
were last season in shape, dose-fitting
about the hips, of five gores, and four
yards wide. The shaped flounce from
ten to fifteen inches deep, and even all
around, rather than deeper at the back,
remains in vogue.
Petrified wood can hardly be called a
jewel, though handles of it for umbrel
las are very handsome and sold at jew
elers. The wood takes a high polish,
and somewhat resembles amber. It is
usually capped and banded with gold.
Such an umbrella costs from 512 to JSO.
Silk shirt waists will be worn through
the winter, but a slock tie like the waist
will prove more appropriate to the sea
son than a collar of linen and a string
lie. Wear the tiny inch-wide collar
with the stock, which if bought at a
men's furnishing gooes store will cost
Neat traveling suits for brides not
blessed with an abundance of riches are
of cloth, Venetian or broadcloth, with
the jacket warmly interlined. With a
jacket suit a silk shin waist lined with
-ercaline is worn. A more expensive
cloth costsme would be combined with
velvet and fur. and with it wouid be
worn a silk or cloth blouse if a jacket is
worn, or a jacket blouse if a fur cape
For a stout figure a black net waist
will apparently reduce your size, but
you must not use the '-loss tucks: put
on lengthwise strips of black lace inser
tion, and finish off the lower edge with
xarrow folds of black Silk like your
skirt ; the latter should be of five gores
with two tiny mff.es on the edge, but
avoid a design which is much trimmed.
Have the collar of a band of brilliant
jet and jeweled passementerie, or of vei
vel or taffeta of a bright color.
Dimensions of a seven-gored skirt
are: For the front a width of 22 inches
at the low er edge and eight at the top;
the first side gore is sixteen and four,
and the second one seventeen and four
and a half inches; each back is nine
inches at the lop and 2?;4 at the lower
edge. The waist measurement for ihis
skirt would be 23 inches, and the entire
width of the skirt four yards. The
length of an average skirt is ij inches.
Ladits" Home Journal.
Tbejr tVcrU More lajarr to the
Health Than Real Labor of
Brala or Body.
Those who have given most thought
' &nd study to the suoject concur in the ;
testimony that it is not the work of
brain or body that kills, but the accom- j
pany ing worries and anxieties, com- ;
bined with unphysiological habits of j
life, that tindermine the sensitive nerv- j
ous system and ruin the constitution. I
And here an aggravating fact comes in i
in nine cases out of ten the disquiet- ;
ing thoughts and carking cares which j
ore harbored and brooded over are en
tirely unnecessary and frequently lm- !
Bginary. There are numberless kinds '
of worry, and many people seem born .
with a predisposition to it- When we j
add to this hereditary diathesis the am- ;
bitions and competitions for display, j
for position, the multiplication of in
dividual wants, and the demands of an
increasingly complex home and society
life, we cannot much wonder that this
field carries forebodings and restles9
ress into the home circle, into places
of business and pleasure, and robs the
spirit of contentment, the mind of
peace, and the body of health. When
health is gone the portals are open yet
wider to the entrance and the sway of
real and imaginary anxieties, cares and
ills. Under their influence the judg
ment often becomes warped, the will
becomes weakened, the intellect
clouded, and the conscience morbid.
We cannot, undoubtedly, always con
trol the circumstances of our lives, and
in the experience of nearly all of us
there are conditions to be endured and
cares to be borne for which we are not
responsible. N. Y. Ledger.
Cxit the tenderloin in inch slices
aruth both sides with melted butter
and broil over a clear, bright fire. Serve
with the following sauce: Melt two
ablespoonfuls of butter without
browning, add two tablesrpoonfuls of
fiour and stir until smooth. Add one
pint of white stock and stir until thick
and smooth. Set over hot water, add
the strained juice of one-half of a
lemon, four tablespoonfuls of freshly
grated horseradish and one tablespoon
ful of melted butter. Season to taste,
cook for four minutes. Pour a portion
of the sauce on a heated platter, ar
range on this the broiled tenderloin,
garnish with slices of lemon cut in
fancy shapes and serve with the re
mainder of the sauce in s boat. Cin
PUERTO RICA5 KUSIC
Tae Galra la tae XaUaaal (a
saeat ui la a Oner 0
Bat Pop alar.
like all other Spanish-speaking- peo
nies, the Puerto Cleans are fond of
! music Every cafe has its orchestra,
! for a cafe could hardly do business
j without one. ETery main street dur
I ing the latter part of the day has "ts
little itinerant band of guitar and vio
I lin players, and the warm nights are
made pleasant to the strollers along
the streets by the sound of stringed in-
stmments which fioats from behind the
i latticed, vine-clad screen of private resi
Xearly all of the airs are pitched n
: a minor key. which, even when Intend
ed to be joyous, contains a plaint to
the Anfflo-Saxon, fond of Socsa's ro-
! bust music To one who has traveled
in Spanish lands the music of Puerto
; Eico at first seems very familiar, but
j the ear is not long in discovering some
j thing novel in the accompaniment to
j the melody.
j It sounds at first like the rhythmical
I shufSe of feet upon a sanded floor, and
! one might suppose some expert clog i
i cancer was nimbly stepping to the
' music made by the violins and guitars.
1 The motion is almost too quick, too
I complicated, for this, however, and it
is the deftness of fingers and not of
feet that produces it.
It comes from the only musical in
strument native to the West Indies, the
"guira." which word is pronounced
"huir-r-ra" with a soft roll and twist
to the tongue only possible to the na
tive. The guira is a gourd varying in )
size in different instruments. On the
inverse curve of the gourd are cut holes
like those in the back of a violin. On
the other side of the gourd opposite
the holes is a series of deep scratches
The player balances the gourd in his
left hand, holding it lightly that none
of the resonance may be lost.
With the right hand he rapidly rubs
this roughened side of the gourd with
a two-lined steel fork. In the hands
of a novice this produces nothing but
a harsh, disagreeable noise. In the
hands of a native ""guira" player a won
derful rhythmic sound comes from
this dried vegetable shell, a sound
which, in its place in the orchestra
becomes music and most certainly
gives splendid time and considerable
volume to the performance.
The player's hand moves with light
ning rapidity. The steel fork at times
makes long sweeps the whole length
of the gourd and then again vibrates
with incredible swiftness over but an
inch or two of its surface. There seems
to lye a perfect method in its playing,
though no musical record is before the
player and it seems to be a matter
merely of his fancy and his ear as to
how his part shall harmonize with the
melody of the stringed instruments.
The guira is found in all the West
Indies, but seems specially popular in
Puerto Eico. The players generally
make their own instruments and ap
parently become attached to them. foT
as por as these strolling players are.
they will hardly part with their guiras.
even when offered ten times their real
value. They are distinctly a Puerto
Jl.'can curio, and, strange as it may
seem. Puerto Eico is probably more
destitute of tourists" "loot" than any
foreign country known to the travel
ing American. The tourist who can
secure a guira may congratulate him
self, for it will be hard to get and is
the very thing which can be carried
away from the island as a souvenir
which is distinctly native and peculiar.
Kansas Citv Star.
BEGGARS OF GOTHAM.
Villalaoaa Impostor Who Aceai
late tVealta ar Fooling: tae
"Too ready an ear is bent to the ap
peals of the beggars, panhandlers ami
impostors in this town." This observa
tion, from a special agent of a charit
able institution, made to a New York
representative of the Dispatch, led to
a brief talk on these professional pests,
w ho along with the "old clothes man,"
interfere considerably with the pleas
ures of the pedestrians by projecting a
shadow into his mental musings. Ac
cording to this shadower of suspects,
several of the horrible examples of pov
erty one frequently encounters here
own a tenement or two and have fair
sized bank accounts. -This does not
look like an exaggeration whea it can
be truthfully stated that some of the
beggars who haunted the shopping
quarter for 23 or 30 years averaged ten
dollars a day. When one beggar on
Sixth avenue was arrested he offered
the policeman S20 for his freedom and
two a day thereafter for the privilege
cf pursuing his calling under police
protection. One clever retailer of hard
luck stories used to average 5 to $15
a night working the hotels. He owns a
comfortable little home over in Jersey.
One man who has been arrested many
times carries three signs under his
coat: "Please Eelp the Blind." "Am
Deaf and Dumb." "Please Help a Poor
Cripple." The last is worn at night,
when he doubles his hand up under his
sleeve, twists a leg and hobbles along
Broadway. He doesn't have snowballs
in winter. According to the special
agent one beggar discards his false leg
in daytime and works the shoppers.
At night he puts on his leg and a dress
suit and attends the theater or visits
the roof garden. He has been seen in
the swell cafes, and nothing is too good
for him. Several of the old experts in
his line hare been driven off the
streets by the police, but enough re
main to keep the tender-hearted stran
ger guessing. The deserving ones here
are robbed of a large sum daily by the
men and women who hare reduced bei
gng to a fine art and who are aided and
betted by the licensed tribe who sell
pencils, grind organs, play fiddles and
murder ballads In back yards. Pltts
targh Or taV "
Short of Space. "Is your list crowded?-
-"Crowded? We can't yawn with
out opening a window." Chicago Eo
-What do yon suppose causes night
mares?" -I think it must be the on
stabled thoughts that go teeming
through the brain." Philadelphia Bul
letin. She -Ada has married one man ont
of a thousand." He "Well, how
many did yon expert her to marry,
two or three?" Philadelphia Xorth.
Mildred -Whafs the "poetic tire one
reads so much about?" Charley "It's
generally the fire in the editor's grate,
if he can afford to have a grate in his
office." Chicago Daily Xews.
Mme. Theosophia "Tell me, hare
von never seen a vision? Never wel
comed some strange spirit from the
tmseen world?" Mrs. Sinclair "Never.
But then I entertain so little." Punch.
Wife "What would you do if yon
had no wife to look after your mend
ing. Td Eke to know?" Husband
"Do? Why, in that case I could af
ford to buy new clothes." "London
Dramatic Note. Wright "I believe
a good deal of human interest could be
put into a play with the scenes laid
in a pawnshop." Eeed "My dear boy,
the interest in a pawnshop is something
absolutely inhuman." Cincinnati En
quirer. At a Disadvantage. "I wonder what
made that Indian chief give up and
run. It's something unusual with
him." "I suppose." answered the man
who never acknowledges that he
doesn't know, "he has been so used
to sneering at the "pale faces that he
got rattled when they sect a detach
ment of colored troops after him."
THE RELIC FIEinX
paalsa Soldier Said Their Belaac-laa-a
Terr Chrap and Oar Boy
Among the war curios which were
brought here by Capt. Atkinson, of the
wrecked news yacht Kanapaha. anS
which afteward formed the bone of
contention ia a very lively row with
the customhouse officials, was the
complete uniform of a Spanish colonel
and several beautiful Spanish can
teens which had never seen service.
In that conaection one of the petty of
ficers of the yacht spun an interest
"It was astonishing." he said, "how
readily the Spaniards parted with their
equipment for good American dollars,
and this spirit was by no means con
fined to the rack and file. I had a lien
tenant offer me his revolver and swdrd
belt for $o.50 in gold, and another
wanted to trade a pair of very gor
geous epaulettes for a few tins of del
icacies. Five dollars was the stand
ard price for Mausers, and I honest
ly believe '.hat a good, shrewd fellow
wiih a valise full of five-dollar bills
would have effected the disarming of
Toral's whole crowd in much quicker
time than was done by the army."
A gentleman who is now a natural
"zed citizen, but who was formerly a
resident of Austria, and a soldier in
the army of that country, happened
to hear the story, and remarked that
great trouble was experienced by Eu
ropean commanders in preventing
".heir men from disposing of accooter
ments. "The privates are always in need of
money," he said, "and will sell small
articles, such as buttons and corps
badges, whenever they get a ckance,
to souvenir hunters. During the
Turko-I'ussian war I was abroad, and
I remeraler distinctly that a number
cf subordinate Eussian officers were
court-martialed and shot for a very pe
culiar offense. It was discovered that
they had sold their revolvers, and in
crder to conceal their absence during
inspection they had made dummies
out of w ood and carried them in their
holsters. The handles were blackened
with ink. and the barrels were cov
ered with tinfoil. Some traitor be
trayed the poor fellows, and a whole
tale exposure was the result. The
affair reminds one strongly of the
captain in Shaw's comedy of 'Arms
and the Man. who, as yon will recall,
filled his holster with chocolate
creams." N. O. Times-Democrat.
Realatlna; Teniae Cold.
That wonderful new substance, liq
uid air. has recently been employed
at the Kew gardens in London for test
ing the ability of seeds to endure ery
low temperatures. Seeds of varioui
plants were inclosed in thin glass
tubes, which were kept immersed ia
liquid air. For 110 hours consecutive
ly they were submitted to a tempera
ture varying from J7 degrees to 313
Oegrees Fahrenheit below zero. Then
they were slowly thawed, the opera
tion lasting 50 hours. On being plant
ed, it was found that their germina
tive power had not been appreciably
affected. The experimenters conclude
that seeds, when in a dormant condi
tion, have their vital machinery ab
solutely stopped, and not merely
slowed down to an indefinite extent
A Partlaa; Shot.
"Woman." remarked the up-to-date
maid, "is rapidly becoming man's su
perior." "Yes I don't think." answered tha
slangy youth, as he lit another ciga
rette. "No. of course yon don't. she re
torted. "How covild you?" Chicago
Evening News. .
"They say the jury has acquitted that
Spaniard who nt ordered his employer-
"Tea. - He must have been inoooesi,
It shot him. you know.' -;;
.'"What does that prove" - .T,
"Why, the fact that he hit him show '
ft wsa'aceidentaL" Har-jert Els tar.