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THE UNSEEN WORLD.
Close at our door, but holden from our
Spreads out that unseen world to which
Its glories bathed in that celestial light
Which angels only and redeemed ones
The Iove.I ones who now walk that worid
Are nearer to us than they were before:
Here distances oft widely interven..
Now thy are but a few steps just be
fore. Sametimes we hear perhaps but think we
A loved but absent voice, that thrills us
oir.. U:r.f s we feel a touch of some one
Anil Ui. kiy turn to find r.o ono in vi. w.
say rot that those gone before do r.ot low
Nor walk with us, ordain, d as helping
That our fori 1 f ancies do but cheat our will.
And our hsi;v our reason but outrur.s.
The love ;hi y gave us when they sojourn. J
Glows :.o !ess fervent In that world un-
They walk b. side us. very, very near.
So nea,r wc feel their touch, t li ir pn-s-
era . . 11.
Th y at e around about us everywhere.
Th. se ur.se-n. silent messengers of Cod.
Nor can we know while here how large a
Thy had in making smooth the wav we
At times we soem to catch by inner sicht
A partial glimpse, as through a door a jar:
To see the blest ones robed in .spotless
That reach in serried, sun crowned ranks
Sometimes a note falls on the inner ear.
That with strange sweetness ull our be
For nothing born of farth we ever hear
Can with such rapture ail our senses till.
Ah. how familiar to our thought and stnse
This unseen world grows with each pass
As one by one our dearly loved go hence.
Till Heaven holds more of them than
earth does here.
For yet a little while,. andf.Xzrael's hand
Shall loose the silver cord and give re
And we shall pass the veil that hides that
To be with th.-m forever, and at peace.
William (J. JIaeselbarth, in Christian
I H City of tfte future
Chat Was Out of SisMl
TJiKY were telling real estate stories
in 1 lie office of 1 lit' Tinted Stalls
marshal, when Deputy Marshal Ca.-h
Taylor told one that was acknowledged
1o ie iiniiiie from all points of view.
It was along in the early "Mis. .Mr.
Taylor had laid down the duties of his
olliee for three months to obtain rest
.and rcci cation. The larger portion of
his vacation was spent in Dakota, w hich
was then a frontier in every sense of
the word. Among the busyliodies who
were seeking to take advantage of the
immature situiilion were real estate
men and promoters of town sites. The
narrator ran up against one of these
individuals one tiny introduced to him
.by u mutual "friend." The mini with
1 he scheme dropped the hint that per
haps l.e could let a friend of his in "on
.he ground floor" if lie chose to take
advantage of an opportunity such as
never came twice in one man's life, lie
was the chief selling agent of lots in
.the newly-platted town of Henderson,
and. uc.-Hirdi-.ijr to his story, lots were al
ready beginning to be so enhanced in
ialue that it was quite unreasonable to
sell tiieni any longer at the original
pi ice. save in a case of This kind, w here
he could favor a "friend."
Taylor didn't have the slightest in
tention of investing in town lots in
Henderson or any other place in Da
kota, but for the novelty of the thing
he suffered himself to be taken into
the "confidences" of the agent of llen
lersoit and to go over with him the
prospects of the city that was to be.
They went into a private room to
gether and reviewed the gorgeous map
of the town; with its broad streets,
parks, groves, sites for pubiie buildings
and fountains, a union depot, a street
ear system and plans of sewer system
and pavements. In short, it was the
prospectus of a delightful city that
would prove a veritable oasis in the
desert-like wilds of the Dakotas.
"Of course," explained the promoter,
'all these improvements tire not com
pleted as yet. but we are confident that
the town will lack none of them within
a few months, having much capital be
hind if. The t-itv hall, the palace ho
tel, the union depot and the pubiie li
brary are none of them quite compieieu.
neither as vet are all the streets paved
their entire length. Hut give us a rea
sonable amount of time, my dear sir,
;a reasonable amount of time. As it is,
we have one of the most promising
cities in the northwest, and real estate
proier1y will multiply in value very
1!i- If vou wish to invest in ten
or fifteen lots, I will make you a price
such as no one else at tnis late tiav
can possibly get."
t:..t Mr Tavlor. though immensely
lettered by the friendly offer to be
(nL in "on the irround floor, was ap
prehensive that there was a cellar some
where beneath that floor, into which
sooner or later a reckless investor from
Hie wilds of Michigan might be precip
itated. He accordingly refused to buy.
Some weeks later he happened to be
a passenger on the Northern Pacific
nea. that portion of the territory w hich
tie made his headquarters. His chance
traveling companion was a fierce-looking1
but generous-hearted westerner,
done up in buckskins. hih riding boots,
spurs, sombrero and a Heavy waist ar
senal. Their conversation was sudden
ly interrupted by the notion of the
.brakeman. who wu seen to hurriedly
enter the car and lock the door. Tay
lor rose immediately to his feet and
demanded to know why they were being
locked in like a lot of prisoners.
"Everybody keep their seats!" cried
"Unlock that door immediately," de
"Pa-ardner. you'd better unlock that
door iinmejitly," drawled out the cow
boy, emphasizing his request with a
flourish of an immense six-shooter hav
ing an is-ineh gun barrel.
"Tell us what's the matter." said Tay
lor, who was looked upon by common
consent the spokesman for all the
passengers in the car. "Tell us what's
the matter, and don't keep us here like
a lot of boys at school. We will do
what you want us to do if we are in
danger, but don't lock us in."
"Tell us wha-nt's the matter, pa-ard-ner,"
echoed the buckskin-chid giant of
the plains, without showing enough
concern to remove his "cigar from his
mouth or rising from his seat, but still
toying with his miniature cannon.
"Well, you see," explained the brake-
nian. we re in a tlooil. I here s been a
washout around here and tiie track is
under water. The conductor ordered
me to lock the doors so thai the pas-i-cngcas
wouldn't crowd out and make
Well, you tell your conductor." re
plied Taylor, "that the passengers o:i
this t ruin will take care to be orderly
mil will not upset the cars, but we
won't lie drowned here like rats in :;
hole, so unlock thai door immediately.
lo you hear?"
The brakeman hesitated between a
desire to obev orders and a fear of the
battery trained upon his anatomy.
"I'll lock that door inline jetly, pa-ard-
ner," put in the armed echo.
Nj at last the door was unlocked.
"I think you'd lietter be a committee
o" one. pa-ardncr." said the covvlmy to
the deputy sheriff, "to prospect along
to'ards the front an see what kind of
a deal they have put upon us. Dut be
car'ful not lo upset the car. pa-ardncr,"
he iidded. with a incrrv twinkle in his
When Mr. Taylor got to the platform
he found that thev were indeed in a
flood, and a flood of no mean propor
tions, although there was no current
and no immediate danger. The water
was deep enough to reach the level of
the car floor, anil as far as thceyecoiiUi
reach on one side anil fora mile or more
on the other side there was a lake of
water without a sign of habitat ion. or
even a tree or a hill to give variety to
the scene. Thev were at sea in a rail
way passenger coach. The conductor
announced that there was nothing to
do but wait until they could send a
man ahead to the next station, eight
miles further on. from which place an
other locotnotie would be sent back
to pull the shipwrecked train out of
its bath tub. for the waters had extin
guished the tires of the engine which
had hauled them thus far.
I'.ut what made the incident most
noteworthy, increasing the ludicrous-
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A CITY OF THK KI TLRE.
ness of the situation by m-iiiy degrees,
was the sight of a large sign which
was fastened to a pole near where the
train had come to a stand si ill ai'tl which
appeared as the only 1hing living or
dead which held its head up out of the
surrounding waters. The sign read:
: Town Lots for Sale. :
So this was the magnificent city ot
the future, the coming metropolis of
the northwest, the city of beautiful
paved streets, splendid sewer system,
magnificent public buildings (none of
them yet, however, quite completed),
extensive parks and valuable groves.
There was not a building nor a sign
of a building in sight, neither was there
any eidence that man had ever before
traversed that barren waste save to
nail up the sign which attracted the
attention of the traveler and inspired
him to merry laughter.
As he returned to his scat in the cat
to await the coming of the rescue crew,
his ill-concealed amusement demanded
explanation: so to the gruff man of I he
plains who fraternied with him by
dubbing him "pa-ardner." but loud
enough so that the other passengers
could hear and enjoy the story. Mr.
Taylor told of the overtures of the
selling agent of the town of Hender
son and how he had been importuned
to come in on tne grounu noor. ue
troit Free Press.
"Nellie," said a mother io her little
daughter. "1 wish you would run over
and see how- old Mrs. Smith is. She has
been quite ill."
In a few minutes Nellie came running
back and reported. "She said to tell
you it was none of your business."
"Why, Nellie." said the astonished
mother, "what did you ask her;"
"Just what you told me to," replied
the little innocent. "I told her you
wanted to know how old she was."-
I l 99 I i' L2
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
There are 113 schools of music alone
There are over 3,000 students of mu
sic in London.
Of every 10o school rhildren in Lon
don 65 leave school between their 10th
and 11th years.
At the annual meeting of the Her
man Baptist Brethren (Dunkards) at
Koaoke. Va,. 1 here were 0.000 delegates
Since the pope issued his letter to the
Knglish people four years ago .'Kl.iKiO
Anglicans have joined the Koinnii Cath
For several years the Church Exten
sion society of the Methodist Episco
pal church litis furnished aid for trie
creel ion of two churches a day.
The new chael recently dedicated
at Wellcsly college is the gift of Cle
ment S. lloiigtou and Elizabeth ti.
Hough! in as a memorial for their
father. William S. Houghton.
The old schoolhoiisc in East linddatn.
Conn., in which .Nathan Hale taught
the year after his graduation at Vale,
is to be preserved by a patriotic so
ciety. The First Presbyterian church of
Vonkers. Dr. George F. Pentecost, pas
tor, gave the lirst thousand dollars for
the Presbyterian minister's salary at
Manila. Now that church has conic
forwanl again and given another
thousand for the second year's salary.
It is not proper for :i colored clergy
man to sell his church for Sil'iu and ap
ply the money to the payment of his
Ids own salary. The charge that hedid
this was made against llev. W. I!, (i. Cos
tor, of llinghaiulon. at the African M.
E. conference, and he publicly acknowl
edged his sinfulness and asked lo be
forgiven, lie was permitted to act as a
A peculiar religious sect, small in
numbers, but thrifty, lives in eastern
North Carolina, anil the leading doc
trine they practice is neglect of exter
nal appearances and all care to inward
cleanliness. They bathe daily from
head to foot and put on clean under
wear; their houses are ill-kept without,
but neat as a pin inside; their barns
the same, and their little church, which
looks like an old corn crib on the out
side, is really beautiful within. They
have given themselves no name. bi:t
their motto is "book Within." and they
are locally know n as "Insiders."
NEWSBOYS IN MANILA.
Tliey Are Rapidly Actinlrln Amer
ican Idea, I'hraoea and
Manila now has the newsboy fo'-lht
lir.st time in her history. Tiny are a
co-tnopolitan lot Filipino. I hinesc.
.laiis. Hindus and representatives of
r-..-..s tiieii all the islands but ouile 1
like the newslioy wherever found.
"These urchins are rapidly picking up
::mi acquiring an English phraseology
which is surprising." says I'icidoui.
iiut an equal amount of curiosity is
aioii.sed in the American when he sud
denly hears such tunes sung and whis
t ltd as "Hot Time in the Old Tow n To
Nigh'.'Wftcrthe Halland all the other
popular and unique airs of the Atner- j
icano. and then se.-s a Utile i nipino
votiiiL'ster with a bundle of papers un
lit r his arm l do it ail. We are ainus d
::nd laugh ..1 the ragged, yes. here t he
;.lnios1 naked, newsboy, but tin irtrain
ing will be valuable to most of thein,
;:mi it will no doubt add to them thecx
pt Hence of all pubiie and business af
fairs, and they will be the better for
Ihe work they arc doing. c are within
sight and car.shot tif Ihe occurrences
aiid events that are making history for
the nation, but often the newsboy mak
ing haste up the street with his papers
gives us Ihe iirsl intimation of such
notable happenings and events as
Wlalabon has fallen." Wlalolos has been
taken." "All about the Americanos at
Pasig." Our pet. Manuel tie Lalindc, a
young Spanish lad of H years, whose
father was killed in the war. supports
his mother, four sisters anil one broth
er by his earnings as a newslioy. and by
doing work at odd hours. His earn
ings have averaged $' gold per week,
which equals $1 in Mexican money.
Each night he hands his earnings to
is mother, and already is fount ing the
months till they can all return to their
old home in Spain."-SI. Louis Globe-
1 it: moerat .
A Jersey Cow.
It was not without reason that the
(ireeks called a beautiful woman "cow
eyed:" tout though ninny a fa us Jer
sey cow has borne a tireek name. Hel
las, never saw cows comparing in beau
with the modern Jersey so tine and
i rir.i in shape and so dainty in color and
shading, or with eyes so large and
liquid. For many years it was disputed
w hether the breed were not a cross be
tween the cow and deer. The Jersey as
much surpasses her ancient progenitors
in the richness and abundance of her
,;i'- nnil cream as in beauty. At the
world's fair at Chicago, in l0a. the
Jersey, putting aside all question of
beauty, challenged all other breeds for
quantity and quality of the butter, and
was a triumphant w inner over all com
net i lor. Harper's P.azar.
Lnscth of Dlrd Life.
J. H. Gurney, in an article in Ihe Ibis,
has collected from various books and
papers a number of facts r?garding the
age to which birds live. He mentions
an instance of a raven having lived CO
years: a pair of eagle owls, one of w l
is 6S and the other 53 years old; a Eate
leur eagle and a condor in the zoological
gardens at Amsterdam aged 55 and E?:
!!. imperial eagle of the age. of 5?. a
golden eagle of AC, and a sea eagle of 42.
and maiiV other birds of the age of 40
downward are also recorded. Chicago
Keep IIIh Fledsea.
The pawnbroker should not be cen
sured for keeping his pledges. Chicago
MOTHER ON THE STREET CAR.
Trials of Street Car Conductor with
Children Mho Do ot
""Shere, that's over with, and it's a
great load off my mind," said the street
car conductor as he got back to the rear
platform and made vigorous use of his
handkerchief on his face and neck.
"You mean collecting fares on a
crowded car?" asked a passenger.
"I mean the getting through, with the
seven women and 10 children 1 have
on this trip." he explained. "Luck hap
pened to be with me. and I'm only hop
ing that I may get through the day all
right. I've been laid off for a week,
"For doubting a mother's word in re
gard lo the age of a child. I've got four
children at home, and "most aJiybody
would say that 1 ought to be something
of a judge, but I'm brought up with a
round turn every trip. If it wasn't for
the spotters I'd pass all the children as
being under three years of age."
"Vou have to collect half fare for all
over that age, eh'.'"
"1 have to try lo. and there is where
the trouble comes in. Not one mother
in in is willing to pay any fare at all
for anything under a boy who is just
ready to get out of knee breeches. Of
the ill children on this car all but two
are certainly live years old, and yet I
collected only three half fares. If ihere
is a spotter on this car I'm booked for
another lay off. but it was cither that
or a row with ihe mothers. When I
come along to a mother who shuts fcer
jaw and gives me the icy glare I real
ize that her mind is made up. and it's
either let her beat me or have a row."
"P.ut why do they kick'.'"
"For various reasons. When you
have dead headed a child for three
years it's pretty hard to begin paying
fare. As a rule, too, anybody will beat
a, utreet car if possible and feel no
fchame over it. The woman who got me
laid off had a son live years old with
her. She had been riding on my car for
months with that kid and passing him
off for not quite three years, when I
thought to do a smart thing for the
company. I insisted on her paying fare
for him, but 1 lost in the shuffle. She
went to headquarters and complained
of my impudence, and instead of col
lecting live cents for the company I
was $12 out of pockut."
"And tlo mothers deliberately lie to
you to save a fare'.'"
"Say. now. but you ought lo run a
car for just one day. A woman who
wouldn't lie to a neighbor on her life
will turn a conductor down without ihe
least hesitation. It is not considered a
sin to do that. I have a brother who
was running a car on this line up to a
month ago. A woman tried to pass a
live-year-old boy for nothing and he
insisted on half fare and got it. She
turned out to be the general manager's
wife and. of course, the conductor got
the bounce. What is that old saying
"That it is mighty and will prevail."
"Yes. I remember, but the man who
got that off lived lief ore the days of
Mreet cass. Fin telling you. sir. that of
the folks who travel by ear. men or
women, only about one in ten is think
ing of truth, anil even he is wondering
how he can work off a plugged quarter
or a lead nickel on the conductor."
Chicago Inter Ocean.
SEA WATER AS MEDICINE.
ot riraannl In Take, lint Ila
lllTeel Are Uouil for
Whan a bather at Atlantic City the ;
other day accidentally swallowed a big j
sup of sea water and then rushed off to !
get a drink of whisky to take the tuste
out of his mouth a successful medical
practitioner who had witnessed .he
"That man is either a greenhorn o? a
fool. Otherwise on such occasion he
would have taken merely a sip or two
of lemonade and allowed the sea water
lo do its work. As a matter of fact, one
of the most beneficial features of a sea
bath is the salt water inadvertently
swallowed by bathers. It is a wonder
ful tonic for the liver, stomach aul
kidneys. In many cases it will cur-;
biliousness when all drug preparations
have failed. It is peculiarly effective ia
ordinary cases of indigestion, disor
dered stomach and insomnia, and hu3
been known lo produce excellent re
sults in many cases of dyspepsia.
".'lean sea water, such as is to be had
at any of our numerous fashionable sea
side resorts, is full of tonic and sedative
properties. It won't hurt anybody.
Indeed, two or three big swallows of it
would be of positive benefit to nine
bathers out of ten. It is not, of course,
a palatable or tempting dose to take,
but neither ir! quinine or calomel. You
seldom, if ever, see an old sailor who is
bilious or dyspeptic, or a victim to in
somnia, anil why? For the reason that
an ocean of good medicine spreads all
about his sky. and he doses himself
copiously with it w henever his physical
mechanism becomes the least bit de
ranged." Washington Star.
Movlnit a City.
The Japanese town of Jeukchan was
recently discovered to be in an unsani
tary condition, consequent upon which
frequent epidemics occurred. The
Japanese officials selected a spot in the
neighborhood that could be well
drained. Streets and public places were
laid out upon it. Buildings were
erected, and the entire inhabitants of
the city of Jeukchan. numbering 40.0,00,
were removed to the new site. As the
buildings were slight wooden struc
tures, the scheme was practi.-able. N.
A Balloon Toyaare la Slrht.
London Doctor Yon will have to go
oct for a little fresh air. every morning.
Tair American (ill In London) How
far tip will T have to ascend, doctor?
"But the family hasn't the hall mark
af ancient lineage, has It?" "No. Jst
the dollar mark of present success." - -Cle
lie (indignantly) "I hope I know
sny own mind!" She (sweetly) "Y'es!
You surely ought to know as much as
that!" Stray Stories.
In Hot Weather "I almost envy the
pickpocket." "The idea! Whyr "Be
cause he takes things so coolly."
"I wonder why some buildings are
railed tire traps?" said Mrs. Snaggs.
Because they catch fire." replied Mr.
Snaggs. Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
"Then die. villain!" cried the hero.
uNo!" shrieked the villain. "1 refuse
except on one condition." "And that
is?" "That I have the center of the
stage and the limelight." X. Y. Jour
nal. An Awful Fling. Mrs. Styles "I'd
have you understand that I know a
good many worse men than my ITus
band." Mrs. Myles "My dear, you
must be more particular about picking
your acquaintances." Cincinnati En
quirer. "Henry, did you attend the lecture
last evening, as you expected?" "In
deed. I did. Amanita, and I tell you I
had a great treat." "Unless appear
ances belie the facts. Henry, you must
have had a good deal more than one."
p.ill "Don't you think that man
Daubs is a clever artist?" Jill "He's
the worst that ever happened." Bill
"Oh. yes; I know he can't paint any."
,lill".nd yet you call him clever?"
p.ill "Why. yes: he sells some of his
pictures." Yonkers Statesman.
Hoax "Here's a professor who
claims it has recently been demon
strated that the human voice can utter
20(1 words a minute." Joax "'lhats
strange." "Strange? Don't yon be
lieve it?" "Oh. yes; but 1 didn't notice
anyone but myself within earshot of
my wife when I came home late last
n ight." Ph i lade! phia Record .
THE SULTAN'S GIFTS.
Some That Were Sent to Prealdeat
Van norm and Canned So
Knd of Trouble.
On the seventh day of the month ot
Schawwal, in the year 1254 of the He
j,ira which is the Arabian way of writ
ing December 25, 1SP.9 the sultan of
Oman, whose name was Seyyid Saood,
Bin Sultan Bin Ahmed, addressed a
gracious letter to "his excellency. Mar
tin Van Buren. president of the United
States of North America." in which he
informed the president that he had
sent by Hie royal ship "Sultaaee" a few
trifles as a token of friendship and good
feeling. These trifles consisted of two
Arabian horses and their groom, one
lnittle of attar of roses, two pieces of
go d. five demijohns ot rose-water, one
r . . , . i.
gold, five demijohns of rose-water, one
Persian carpet, one goiu ornament wiiii
a silk tasse . four cmel's-hair shawls,
one go.d-,no,.,e,l sword, two large
pearfs, a siring of 150 pearl, one go.,,
plate, one bottle of dn.n.ond, one gold
snuff-box studded wit 1, precious stone,.
and one 1kx of mixed precious stones
nnd diamonds. Under the constitution
the president is prohibited from accept
ing a personal gift from any foreign,
state or power, and as the sultan's gift
had arrived in New York and the com
mander of the "Sultanee" would not
leave without presenting his master's
offerings, an embarrassing complica
tion was the outcome. The matter was
finally referred to congress, and after
three' months' of correspondence, red
tape, diplomacy and legislation the
sultan's Christmas presents were final
ly accepted; and then the president was
put to the trouble of selling the horses,
the shawls and the rose-water, while
Uncle Sam was given the, further
trouble of finding a suitable place to
store the remaining gifts, and was
afterward put to great expense in cap
turing the thief who carried off the en
tire collection in a bag and was only
caught after a long chase. Ladies'
IS A MONARCH A VAGABOND?
Curious Inalaaee of Aliened teae
MajeMe in the City of Dant-
Here is a story of lese majeste in
oermany which-is the oddest yet. At
Dantzig a barrack attendant named
Luka. whose functions were of a me
nial description, was nicknamed "Mon
arch' by the soldiers. Elsewhere, no
doubt, such a cognomen would confer
honorable rank, even though no civil
list were attached to it by the state.
Among Herr Luka's comrades, how
ever, and according to the phraseology
of the city of Dantzig, to lie a monarch
is counted anything but an honor. In
various regions of West Prussia the
word denotes tramp, vagabond, loiterer
or vagrant. Herr Luka, although
doomed by nature to a humble post in
life, indignantly refused to be dubbed
"So far as I know," said Luka, " a
monarch is a vagabond."
Some evil-minded enemy overheard
the remark, reported him to the agents
of the law as having insulted the king's
majesty, and Luka was dismissed his
appointment. On the case coming cp
for trial the public prosecutor demand
ed a penalty of six months' imprison
ment and one year's loss of honor and
civil rights, ilappily for the defend
ant, there was an astute judge upon the
bench, imbued as much with common
sense as with knowledge of the law.
He pointed out the significance of the
word "monarch" in west Prussia, and
was satisfied that the defendant, un
derstanding only this use of It, was
merely vindicating his own personal
honor. This was not lese majeste. He
therefore acquitted the defendant and
mulcted the prosecution in costs. Ckt
KITES AND THEIR PRICES.
The Modern SelentlOe Flyer Baa Be
come a Considerable Item
Scientific kites of one kind and an
other, such as within the past few years
have engaged public attention, are now
articles of large sale. There is one
wholesale dealer in toys and kites in
this city who issues a 16-page cat
alogue devoted solely to kites and kite
requisites and appliances. Scientific
kites are sold not only all over this
country and in Canada, but in Aus
tralia. South Africa, England, Scotland
and the various countries of continent
al Europe: an order for 3,000 box kites
was received in this city last week
by cable from Paris. There are a num
ber of patents on these scientific kites,
which are patented also in foreign coun
tries. A box kite such as was sold two years
ago for $1 and last year for 50 cents is
sold this season for 25 cents. There
are. however, various sizes and styles
of box kites selling up to $4 each. All
the box kites either roll up or fold up
into small compass when not fixed for
flying. There is one called the umbrel
la box kite, which can be opened reaHy
for flying just as an umbrella is opened
ready for use. There is now sold a ship
kite, w hich is rigged like a sloop, with
jib. mainsail and club topsail. The box
kites have no tails. The ship kite, as it
rises and floats in the air, is balanced
by an anchor suspended from the hull,
which moves along through the air
with the kite. Besides the box kites
and the ship kites there are other sci
entific kites and airships, made in vari
ous sizes, and that are sold at from $1
to $10 each.
Box kites are often joined together
and flown in groups of two. three, four
or more, and these and other modern
kites are flown in tandem also. Flying
in tandem the modern kites are used
for floating flags and banners and lan
terns. It is a familiar fact that cam
eras are now carried up by kites for tak
ing pictures from midair. There are
cameras especially designed for this
purpose. There are sold kite lines in
various sizes and lengths suited to the
various sizes and styles of scientific
kites, and there are also made nowadays
a number of styles of hand reels and
windlass kite reels upon which to wind
the kite lines.
These various kinds and styles of
modern scientific kites are flown not
only by young people but by adults as
well, at lawn parties and at the sea
shore, for outdoor recreation and
! amusement. N. Y. Sun.
THE ILLINOIS A GOLD MINE.
There Are Over 3.MM Men Emtaiced la
the Fish Inuontrjr of That
Over 3,000 men are employed in tht
fish industry of the Illinois river. Each
lustrv exoandsand extends,
. . .
I nnil it is but a tiuestion of time when
; - , ,. ,;,,:
that river will be accepted b Illinc
as one of the principal ,ot
t?"e. a 'holesale way, are
Havana, Bath. Browning, Beardstown,
-Ieredosia. Kampsville, and Grafton.
TliM fishing season that is, the com
mercial season, when the law permits
the use of seines in the river opens
July 1 and closes April 15. During that
time the fishing companies with their
tug boats and smaller steam craft har
vest t he fishing crop, using seines which
vary in length from 500 to 1,500 yards.
In Lake Peoria alone there are nine
seines, eaeh 1.000 yards long, and last
year in one haul over 6,500 pounds of
tiertnan carp were taken. As the fisher
man received three cents a pound for his
fish "on the ground," that single haul
was worth $1,950. Near Beardstown a
aingle haul of the seine brought 150,000
pounds of fish.
The fish are packed in boxes in 150
pound lots, stowed away in refrigerator
ears, and most of the carp and buffalo
are shipped to New Y'ork. Chicago
takes about 49,000 pdunds of carp a
week from Peoria in the season. Then
there is a system of live storage, by
which the captured fish are kept alive
until winter, when a better price can
be obtained for them. The fish ae
loosed into pens, which are made by
driving stakes close together into the
bottom of a bayou or shallow bay near
the point of shipment. Here the cap
tives thrive and fatten until they are
netted again and placed on ice for ship
ment. La Salle (111.) Tribune.
A Hawaiian Temple of Refuge.
Kawaihae's one remaining point of
interest is the ruins, back on the hill,
of a temple of refuge built by Kame
hameha the Great. It is the very last
of the Heiaus, where in the old days,
during strife, the peaceful sought and
obtained immunity from harm for
into these temples a man might not
pursue an enemy. This ruin indicates
a verv substantial structure, in parallel
ogram form, about 220 feet long by
100 feet wide. Entrance is gained
through a narrow passage between two
high walls, and the interior is laid off
in terraces and paved with smooth flat
stones. The wall uphill is eight feet
high, and on the downhill side 30 feet
high, and both are 12 feet thick at base.
Caspar Whitney, in Harper's Weekly.
"Dear Doctor If you have anything
10 counteract the effect of your Won
derful Blood Boluses, please forward
at once, as they cured my wife's aunt
of a liver complaint that had kept her
occupied and happy for years. Now she
ia a terror to the neighborhood." In
A PeaalmUtlc View.
The Maid Do you think the microbea
said to be in kisses ever develop Into
The Bachelor I'm afraid they do.
11 least Tve been told that marriafe te
often a remit. Chicago Evening- News.