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CHAPTER X. -Continued.
"Tell y what we'll dew." said Sam.
"Irow many yards does It take fer a
dress? Fifteen? All right Well
Rive ye sixty cents a yard cash.
What d'ye say, Mr. Farnsworth? It
tt a bargain?"
"AH right," groaned the merchant.
"It learea me nothing, but I'll do It
aa a favor. Of course you want some
black for fimrninss?"
"Sure." replied Sam.
"Something about twenty-five cents
yard." suggested Mra. Round. She
felt like one who, having fallen from
grace, decides to go to perdition with
flying colors. No one in Rehoboth
ever had possessed black Bilk gown
with lace trimming. '
"Here Is something at thirty cents
a yard which I can honesty recom
mend." said Mr. Farnsworth. After
Inspecting cheaper qualities, on which
Mr. Farnsworth (lied higher prices.
Mrs. Rounds consented to the pur
chase of eight yards, though Mr.
Farnsworth advised ten.
Ram's crowning triumph was the
purchase of a black lace shawl, listed
at one hundred and fifty dollars. After
ten minutes of dickering with Mr.
Farnsworth, Sam succeeded In acquir
ing that treasure for $11.23. Like,
wise he bought a twenty-five dollar
bonnet for three and a half dollars.
Handkerchiefs, stockings, petticoats
and shoes fell into Sam's hands at
ridiculous prices, until his mother,
with tears in her eyes, declared that
abe would not consent to the purchase
of another article.
Mr. Farnsworth presented an Item
ized bill for $17.27, which Sam paid
from a generous roll of greenbacks.
On the plea of arranging for express
ing the goods to Hingham, Sam met
Mr. Farnsworth in his office and gave
Mm a check for the balance of 1443.50.
"I swan, I havent had so much fun
ta ten years," said Sam, as he shook
Bands with Mr. Farnsworth and
thanked him. "I reckon Ma Rounds
will be the best dressed old lady be
tween Boston an' Newport. Good
day, Mr. Farnsworth, an good luck
Barn's New York Triumphs.
Ignoring Tola mother's protest, Sam
employed a dressmaker and for two
weeka Mrs. Rounds found pleasure an
assisting the seamstress with her
work. Sam had acquainted the lat
ter with his secret and she agreed to
protect It. But hit precautions were
UUe other Clime lens difficult to
condoue, this one was destined to be
revealed. The preacher' wife called
on Mrs. Rounds, and since they had
become Very friendly, was shown the
new gown and the black lace shawl.
Whatever of envy arose In that good
woman's breast was lout In surprise
when Mrs. Hounds Innocently men
tioned the price the had paid tor the
"Slxty-flv rents a yard for that
silk!" she exclaimed. "Why, my dear
Mra. Rounds, you surely must be Jest
ing. I had a dress like that when I
was married, and it cost six dollars a
yard. And that lace at thirty ceuts.
It surely oust five dollars a yard, and
xterhap mure. That beautiful shawl
must have cost more than a hundred
dollar. I understand now," she con
tinued In somo confusion. "Your son
Intended to surprise you. It was very
good of him and very clumsy la xu to
reveal bta secret."
When the visitor had departed Mr.
Rounds looked with awe at the gar
ment spread out before ber. A fa
miliar step Bounded In the hallway,
and Bam entered, his homely face
rosy with a smile.
"I'm back ergain." be said, fondly
embracing his mother. "Admlrln' yer
new gown, eh? Co an' put It on, an'
yer bounet an shawl. I want ter see
tow y look, dressed up aa er real
Hit held bl band and looked up,
tear trickling down her faded cbeks.
"You you told me an awful story,
Samuel," she faltered, "but but I
don't think you meant to do wrong,
and and I'll pray for you. You are
very good to me, Samuel, If you did
break one of the commandments."
"That didn't break no command
ment," said Ssiu with a contrite grin,
tt only kinder bent It er little. Don t
ye worry erhout ther cost of them
clothes. I've made enough money
since I've been away ter pay fer three
more dresf.es like that air one. lt'a
none tew good fer ye. an' I want ye
to wear it Just as If ye wa'nt afraid
Sam's rspldly Increasing business
kept him away from home much of
the time. Mrs. Rounds was busy for a
month with her wardrobe. She then
knitted socks for Sam, until he had a
supply sufficient to last a lifetime. In
this crisis of a dearth of work, the
wife of a neighbor was taken ill with
typhoid fever. There were five small
children in the family, and they were
too poor to employ a nurse.
An hour after Mrs. Rounds beard
the news she had taken charge of the
case. Hour after hour and day after
day she fought the attacks of the in
sidious disease. She cooked the
meals, soothed the crying children.
spoVe words of comfort to the dlsi
traded husband, performed the house
work, and slept at auch rare Intervals
aa she could find between her multi
tudinous duties. The patient was
convalescent when Sam returned
home. He at once employed a nurse
to take his mother's place.
She listened patiently and with a
pur.zled smile to Sam's rebuking lec
ture. "When folks are sick, some one
must take care of them, Samuel," abe
said, when he had ended. "They are
poor, and I had nothing else to do.
The Bible says you must visit the
sick when they're afflicted. You wont
let me do any work here In the hour e,
and I must do something."
Mrs. Rounds was the first to learn
of sickness or of trouble In any fam
ily for miles around, and first to re
spond. She officiated at chlldblrtha,
or with tender fingers closed the eyes
of the dead and stitched their shrouds.
When children had croup or measles,
the neighbors sent, not for the doctor,
bnt for Mrs. Rounds. She found re-
taxation In sewing for any one who
would accept her service.
Sam made several successful ven
tures in the New York horse market
and decided to locate there. He
bought a cozy house on the East Side,
fronting a small park, and Installed
his mother as mistress of the estab
lishment. His business prospered.
Having firmly established hla post'
tlon as a shipper and dealer In horses
he turned hi attenton to the commis
sion business. Taking advantage of
a shorts In the crsnberry crop, he
bought a large part of the available
supply and cleared thousand of dol
lara In consequence of his sagacity.
He then embarked in the produce and
coramtnslon business on a large sjale
tod a 01 ni auumer iuitvii.
At the age of thirty five, having
amassed a competency, Sam Round
determined to Improve what he
termed hi "book edueatloa." Four
winter term In the Rehoboth public
school gave him all of which he could
boast In the way of erudition. Ha
therefor began a course of study In
a alght school, which he attended four
evenings lu the week. He Joined
debating society, and became a mem
ber of varloua aoclal and political or
ganization in bl district.
The corruption of the local politl
clana precipitated a revolt against the
party in power, and the voiera of
Sam' district held a meeting for the
purpose of nominating an alderman
to atand against aa incumbent who
had betrayed his trust. gain' name
wa proposed with cheer. He was
nominated by acclamation and escort
ed to the platform.
"If honesty I good policy in bus!
nets, a they say It la." be declared,
"it should be a good thing In politics.
Those who know m know that I'm
not a politician, and those that don't
know me will mighty soon Snd It out
The only promise I can make Is that
If I am elected and I calculate to be
1 that I would no sooner tblk of
cheating my neighbor as an alder
man, than I would of cheating tnem
In selling potatoes or cabbage."
Bamuel Lemuel Rounds wa tri
umphantly elected alderman by the
largeet majority ever cast for a Oaadfc
dale In bis district.
Lost In the Snow.
"Looks like more snow!"
At the sound of his master's vole
a shepherd dog raised hla bead la
qulrtiKX. and followed the gas
the speaker a be studied the lead
sky and the crests of stiowclad ridges
and mountains. This hk'.lt of voicing
thought develops in those who spend
long periods In solitude, and James
lllake once a fnrmer boy In Hliig
linm, and now a California gold miner
and prospector wa no exception to
"l-t's get breakfast. Dog." he said
as he entered the cabin. "I told Jon
It was going to snow."
Dlake'a cabin stood well bark from
the edge of a cliff half way up the
lope of a valley in the Sierra Ne
adaa of Central California.
Scattered along the wall were mln-
ng tool, powder kegs, gun, fishing
rods, and a miscellaneous assortment
of lumber and firewood. A small but
airongly constructed ell was used at
storeroom. Haunche of venison
the carcass of a brown bear, and long
strings of mountain trout were hert
securely guarded against the depre
dations of wandering animals. Bag?
of flour and oatmeal, some potatoes.
sides of bacon, and the rerrnants of s
bam completed tha more substantial
portion of Blake's larder. . He often
urveyed hi snug storeroom with
much satisfaction. Nothing but a con
flagration or a serious Illness could
disturb bis libers during the loug
Breakfast ended, James Blake lit
hi p'pe and started for the mouth oi
the tunnel. Though less than an hour
ad passed since he entered the cabin
the snow already had drifted across
the path and blocked the door. Those
whose knowledge of snowstorm is
confined to localities where a foot or
wo of snow in forty-eight hour Is
called a "blizzard," and esteemed a
meteorological event, have no con
ception of a snow storm In the Si
erras. Near the timber line in the
lerra Nevada there has been re
corded a fall of fourteen feet of
now In as many consecutive hours j
an inch every five minutes a swirl-1
ing, writhing, choking maelstrom vi
akes, borne on the wing of a freer.
It was such a storm that Blake
faced when he opened the cabin door
and plunged through the drifts Into
"This I an old snifter, isn't it.
Dog?" he exclaimed as he stood la
the mouth of the shaft and shook the
snow from his blouse.
Blake lit a lantern and wormed bis
way Into the dismal hole. A few min
utes later be was hard at work, paus
ing now and then to examine the rock
with eager eye. He had been tolling
for three hour or more when the
dog' sniffling attracted hi notice. A
he turned, the animal raised hi bead,
ba'ked sharply, and growled In a
"What a the matter. Dog?" aald
Blake, patting hla friend. "What a
cursed shame the creature rant talk!
What's up. old boy? Seeu a bear.
Don't bother with him let him alone.
Go away. Dog, I'm busy," and Blak
returred to his task.
Leaning bark against the wall of
the tunnel, with hia paws hanging
In a most doleful fashion, the dog
sounded a long-drawn wall, so pitiful
In it intensity that Blake dropped
his pick and gazed at the animal In
amazement mixed with terror. The
animal sprang forward and fastened
bl teeth in the leg of Blake' trous
ers, pulling gently but firmly, growl
ing and whining.
'This Is a new freak!" muttered
Blake, grabbing the lantern. "Some
thing has happened. l'erhaps the
He moved quickly towards the
mouth of the tunnel. The dog gave a
Joyful bark, and led the way. Blake
reached the open air, and floundered
through the drifts until the cabin
was visible through the blinding snow.
The dog went past It, and howled
dismally when bis master paused.
Rushing Into the hut, Blake secured
a long rope, one end of which be tied
to the leg of a bench near the door.
Faying out the coll he dashed sturdily
(To be continued.)
JAPANESE ARE TRUE POETS.
Chicago Club Woman Rscall Some ef
An observant Chicago club woman
who recently returned from Japan tell
the following Interesting characteris
tic of the "little brown man":
"He 1 always a student and always
a pojft. The sight of an almond tree
In full bloom will cause htm to pour
forth his admiration In poetry, which
he write on streamers of rice paper
and attaches to the limbs of the beau
tiful pink flowering tree. Such a tree
may in a few daya become the shrine
of hundred of devotee, each Inspired
by the algbt to a blgh pitch of poetic
fervor, which venta itself In the form
of more poems, so that before the al
mond season Is over a whole orrhard
I often a fluttering mass of poetical
tribute to the beauties of flora.
"I have known a bard working Jap
anese to save a whole year In order to
take hi family on a trip to the moun
tain to hear and atudy the music of
a distant waterfall."
Equal t th Situation.
Ieonard D. Baldwin of ex-Attorney
General Griggs' law firm told the oth
er day of an Irishman who wa taken
by bl priest In an Intoxicated rondl
tlon to a cemetery and propped up
against a gravestone. The priest had
a lot of the Irishman' friend corns
to the cemetery dressed In winding
sheet to scare bltu. The friend
sUbed. while one of them went be
hind the gravestone and poured
enough cold water on the Irishman'
face to wake blin up. The Irishman
kxiked around him. lie saw the tombs,
the tombstone and the figure la
winding sheet. "Bhay, you fellers,"
be said, "ye've been here longer tha
OI nave. Whar kin Oi gl'. a drink!"
A REASON FOR 6ICKNE9S.
take front the
blood every 14
hour 600 grain
' f Impure, pola
more than enough
to cause deaib.
leave this waste
In the blood, and
you are soon sick,
To get well, cur I
the kidney with
Pill, the great
Mrs. J. H. Bowie of 118 Core tit,
Durham. N. C aya: "1 wa sick
and bedfast lor over nine month, and
the doctor who attends 1 me aald un
less I submitted to an operation foi
gravel I would never be Well. 1 would
not consent to that and so continued
to suffer. My back wa so weak I
could not aland or walk, and it ache
constantly. The first day after I be
gan using Doan'i Kidney Pill I felt
relief, and t a abort time 1 was up
and around the same aa ever, free
A FREE i RIAL of this great kidney
medicine which cured Mra. Bowie
will be mailed to any psrt of the
United States. Address Foster-Mil-burn
Co.. Buffalo. N. Y. Bold by ail
dealer; price (0 cent rer box.
Anaesthetic Cau Death.
The annual returna of the British
registrar geueral show a steady In
crease of mortality from anaesthesia
since IS6S. Dr. A. D. Waller of th
University of London, says that
death due to chloroform, the popular
anaesthetic in England, are caused
by too much concentration of the In
A pump. Invented by j
Dr. Dubois of Lyons, has proven Itself
especially effective In anaesthetizing
animals, and has been tried on hu
mans with satisfactory result.
Dolphin Clad Sight for Sailor.
Of all weatherwise fish, the dolphin
Is the most remarkable. During a
fierce gale or a storm at sea the mari
ner knows that the end of it la near If
be ran see a dolphin, or a number of
that fish, sporting on the high ea
How's This ?
W ffw CM HuB4r4 Iv.l:r f. mj
V. i CHKttT CO.. Tut4. O.
W. th o4wi. ! kMa T i l hnf
fo ls lul 1) Tr.t. fta b m r"1rlj t m.
Is all u!ft truiM tl' t4 toeti,j
Fall Catarrh. Car t tas lttinal!7.
Ifilf sri tba hu4 a4 acri urffct.f u
t !. TOtiv!at mt ffw. ft ,1 wiu ar
KMtla. hold bf all liructflat.
1 aaa Uhj i t aail.jr I'iua r eaaatl paUual
Paper Clove and Stocking,
raper glove and itockicg are no-w
being manufactured In Europe. Th
stocking have been carefully examin
ed by expert, and they are loud la
their praise of them. They will last
Imosl a lonj a ordinary (lockings.
The reason I because the paper of
which they are made was. during the
process of manufacture, transformed
Into a substance closely resembling
wool, and waa then woven and treated
as ordinary wool.
Fin Not Paper.
It I not a pleasant thought that the
brilliant white note paper which yovr
hand rests upon may hve In It the
fibers from the filthy garment of some
Egyptian fellah after it baa passed
through all the stages of decay until
It la aaved by a rg picker from th
gutter of aa Egyptian town; and yet
It I a fact that hundred of ton of
Egyptian rag ar exported every year
nto America to supply our paper
Problem for Naturalist.
A naturalist has recently pointed
out that In It native forest the hair
of the sloth 1 green, owing to the
presence on or even In the balr of a
mlcroecopifi gra alga. Tb green
color fade after death, aa the chloro
phyll la readily destroyed by sunlight.
The question has arisen as to the de
sirability of restoring the balr to It
greea color In mounted specimens of
alolha In museum.
Wnst an M. D. LarncL
A prominent physician of Rome,
Georgia, went through a food expert
cure which he make public:
"It wa my own experience that
first led m to advocate Grape-Nut
food and I also know from having pre
scribed It to convalescent and other
weak patient that the food I a won
derful rebuilder and restorer of nerve
and brain tissue, as well as muscle.
It Improve the digestion and sick
patient always gain Just a I did la
atrengta and waight very rapidly.
"I was la such a low tat that I ba
to give np my work entirely and go to
the mountain of tat state, but two
month there did not Improve me; la
fact I waa not quite a well aa when 1
left home. My food absolutely re
fused to sustain me and tt berau
plain that I must c hangs, then I began
to us Grape-Nut food and la two
week I could walk a mile without th
least fatigue and In five week re
turned to my home and practice, tak
laj up bard work again. Since that
time I have felt a well and strong as
I ever did In my life.
' "A a physician who seek to help
all sufferer 1 consider tt a duly to
make these fart public." Nam giv
en by Postum Co., DsitJ Creek. Mich.
Trial 10 day oa GrapeNut when
th regular food doe not seem to sus
tain tb body will work miracle.
"There's a reason."
liook la each pkg. for the famous
Utile book. "TL Itoad to W!lvlli.',
Porte Rlcan Ntgroe.
Two fifth of the Porto Rleans are,
colored, either pure nroe or mulat
toea, a proportion which 1 a trlfla
larger than In Cuba (one third), but
much smaller than In the eugar pro
ducing llritUh West Indian Island.
The World Work.
Record Bus Rider.
An elderly Brtxton man claim to
be the "record" omnibus rider of Eng
''''' the last twenty five years.
vim me exception or Sundays and
holiday, he has Journeyed each day
to the city on the same 'bus and occu
pied exactly the same seat.
Those who are born great thin
they have achieved greatness; those
who have achieved greatness think
they have bad It thrust upon them:
those who have had greatness thrust
upon them think they were born great.
Alae Waatsd Sweetness.
Dr. Dabbs of London writes: T
do not war asalnst large bats for
women, a they are hygienic. Inas
much as they prevent so much femi
nine kissing, always to my mind aa
Insanitary and supererogatory habit.
Relic of Michael Angelo.
A wooden crucifix, said to be one
of the earliest example of Michael
Angelo'i work, bss been discovered la
the church of San Splrito, Florence,
by Professor Henry Thode, of Heidel
Plant Life In India.
India ha perhaps a greater variety
of plants than any other country la
the world, havln lS.Ooo native sita.
fl hlle ,h, flora of ,n. en,tr,
tinent of Europe only embrace about
Jealous of Bab Brother.
Two little boy living near St.
Quentin. France, drowned, their baby
brother in the river flowing past their
home, aa they thought their mother
neglected them for hi rake.
Long Boots Cau of Drowning.
It waa declared at Edinburgh reoent
rr that more fishermen were drowned
from the custom of wearing long boot
than by all the storm In creation.
Carrlea HI Visiting Card.
When a Russian dlea he I burled
tth a paper In hla band. On tbl
' I written hi Christian name, a wU
a a prayer for hi soul.
Estimates Sun' Light.
The Illuminating power of th an
at zenith Is estimated by M. Chart
Fabry at lOO.ocO candle.
Value ef Engllth Farm Land.
Farm land In England range
price from l0 to 1 110 an acre.
Th Preacher' Evidence.
Roland, III., June 27. Diabete has
so long been looked upon a an In
curable form of kidney disease that
d ur cure for it must rank a one of
the most valuable medical dlacoverle
of the age. And every day brlnga
forth fresh evidence that Ddd' Kid
ney I'llis will cur diabete. Im
portant evidence In their favor la giv
en by Rev. Thoa. P. Norman, the well
known Baptist minister ber. Mr.
"I had ail tb symptom of a bad
case of diabetes and received so much
benefit from the use of Dodd' Kid
ney Pill that 1 cheerfully recommend
them to anyou suffering from that
dread dlaeaae. Dodd Kidney Pill
will ere the worst form of diabetes"
Dodd's Kidney mils always cure
diabete. on of th final stage of
kidney disease. All the earlier stag
from backache to rheumatism are
naturally much more easily cured by
the earn remedy.
Dangerous Complsslon Improver.
Two young girls of Berlin found
their eye sight railing and their par
ents aeut them u a doctor, wher thty
bad to undergo a cur lasting for sore
week. Questioned by their parent
aa to whl they bad been doing to
bring their eye to turn a condllioa
th girl confessed that they bad
washed their fare la water mixed
with frogs' eggs In order to secure a
FREE TO TWENTv-riV LADIES.
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(a full pound) to the package. You
get one-third more starch foe th
am money than of any other kind,
and Defiance never stick to tb Iron.
Th ticket to tb Exposition will be
ent by registered mall (September
6th. blarch for aal by all dvalera.
Forest ef Pspyru Tr.
Very few person know that Italy,
among ber other treasures, possesses
a small forest of papyus treea. which
Trow on the banks of the Anapua,
near Sviracua. Tbl Is most curious,
aa It seems that tbl tree ran only
live on he waters of the Nil, th
Clan and tM small and Inalgnlflcaut
alreaiu at Suracuao.
HOW JACK LONDON "ARRIVED."
Popular Author Struggled Hard for ,
High Position H Hold.
Jack London, the fascinating short
Story writer and brilliant war corre
spondent, now at th front, I but
twenty rlht year old. Three ycart
igo he unheard of by tha reading
world. To-day h Is read everywhere,
I sought by publishers, and the page
of the magazines, from The Century
down, are open to him.
The story of how he "arrived
how he first set foot upon tha
stepping-stone to success, he
tells In The Editor, the New
York magazine for literary workers.
Incidentally giving the latter c'as
some excellent advice. Here are a
few of bis terse, pregnant sentence'
Work! Don't wait for some good
Samaritan to tell you, but dig It out
Fiction ry hest of all.
Don't write too much. Don't dash
off a 600-word story before breakfast.
Avoid the unhappy ending, the
harsh, the brutal, the tragic, the horri
ble if you care to see in print the
things you write.
Keep a notebook. Travel with It,
jat with It, steep wfa It. Slap Into
It every stray thought that flutter
up Into your brain.
"As soon a a fellow cell two or
three thing to th magazlnea," say
Jack London, "bl friend all ask him
bow he managed to do It," and then
he gne on. In hi own racy way, to
tell bow It happened to him.
He bad many liabilities and no as
sets, no Income and several mouth
to feed. H lived In California, far
from tb great publishing center,
and did rot know what an editor
looked like. But be t down and
wrote. Day by day hi pile of manu
scripts mounted up. He bad vague
Ideas, obtained from a Sunday supple
ment, that a minimum rale of 110 a
thousand word waa paid, and figured
on earning I)"') a month, without
overstocking the marfceL
One morning the postman brought
him. Instead of the usual long, thick
manuscript envelope), a abort, thin
one. He rouldn t open it right away.
It seemed a sacred thing. It con
tained the written words of an editor
of a big magazine. When, modest a
ever, he had figured In his mind what
the offer for this tooO-word story
woujd be at the minimum rate 140,
of course be opened the letter. lire
Not having died right tbea and
there, Mr. Ixndon 1 convinced that
he may yet qualify as aa oldest In
habitant. Five dollars! When? Tb
editor did not state.
But, by and by. In the course of It
wanderings, one of bl atone rearhed
an editor aho could see tb genlu of
Jack London, and had the patience to
penetrate beneath the husk of wordy
Introduction and discover the gold a a
Here is the Incident that proved
the turning point in Jack London'
literary career, as be so graphically
"Nothing remained but to get out
and shovel coal. I bad done It be
fore, and earned more money at 1L
I resolved to do It again, and I cer
tainly should have don It, bad it not
been for The Black Cat.
"Yes. The Black Cat. The post'
man brought me aa offer from It tor
a 4'00 word story which as mora
lengthy than strength?, If I would
grant perrclsslon to cut It down half.
Grant permission? I told them they
could cut tt down two halve if they'd
only send the money along, ahlra
tbey did, by return mall. A for the
l& previously mentioned. I finally re
ceived It, after publication and a great
deal of embarrassment and trouble.
And the rate he received for hi Srst
Black Cat story wa nearly JO time
what th fUedollar editor paid!
Nor la Jack London the only writer
who ha beea lifted from obscurity to
prominence by the lucky Black Cat,
which, th New York Prea haa
truly said, ha dor. more for hort
atory writer and shortetory readsr
tbaa aay other publication.
Each of it famous priz competi
tion ba brought new writer to tb
front In II moot recent, the ).10O
prise waa won by a young Texan wb-o
had never before written a story, and
th second, II 3K. went to a lawyer'
wife la aa obscure Missouri town.
It ha Just Inaugurated another co-ar
test In which fin.600 will be paid to
writer In sums of from f 100 to f 1.500.
Tbl will, no doubt, add many new.
names to ih list of those who bave
"arrived" through It recognition.
The condition ar announced In the
current Issue of Th Black Cai. and
will also be mailed free to any one
by the Bborutory Publishing Com
pany, Boston, Mass. Even those who
cannot write a winning story them
selves may eara $10 by giving a time
ly tip to some friend who ran.
But all should bear la mind that tt
will be entirely uaeleas for any on
to aend a story to The Black Cat
without first reading and coouplytng
with all th published condition.
Her I a chance for the reader to dig
dollar out of hi brain, for what life
doe not at least coutala on tale
Th Inhabitant of Clam, a flwla
village, met In general assembly anl
passed a resolution Informing th ee
cl!altcai authorise that they (tb
Villager) would become freethinkers
unless the village cure, who was un
popular, should be removed.
Heavy Catch of Fish,
fteven German steamer recently re
turned from Iceland to tbe German
harbor of Oeesleiuuud With K'.'O.iwl
pound b Ball.