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FINDS GEM IN HEEL OF SHOE.
Ruby, Lost by Young Woman on
Board a Steamship, Recovered
by Hotel Valet.
To losn a pigeon blood ruby worth
$2,000 In tho stateroom of a steamship
nnd to find thti fii'in Imbedded In tho
heel of 11 rubber soled hIiou a few days
later wus tho experience of Miss OIuih- '
entlna ('lenskl, who arrived trom I'o-!
land with her father and Hlwters on
board tho linperator, of the Hamburg-1
Amerlcnn line, tho other day, tho Now
York Herald btateB.
Occupying cxpenslvo BtaterooniB on
tho linperator were Mr. Fnbenn Clen
Hkl, wealthy resident of Plemontl, l'o-
land, 'ad hla two daughters Mugda
lena and Clementina. Tho lmndsomo
gowns und geiim of tho young women
attracted much attention among tho
paasengorR. This was especially true
na regarded tho earrings worn by Miss '
Clementina ClonHkl twin pigeon blood
rubles, largo as tho nails of her little
linger, and mild to bo heirlooms.
Whon In mldocenn tho purser of tho
Imperator was Informed that one of ,
tho rubles had been lost. Instant j
search was mado, but tho gem could
not bo found. !
On tho arrival of tho Clenskl party
nt the Astor hotel, Miss Cieuski decid
ed that her shoes needed shining, and, I
In accordance with tho European cus
tom, placed her shoes, Including a pair
with rubber Boles, boforo her door bo
foro retiring. In duo course the shoes
were taken In charge by tho hotel
valot Whllo shining ono of the rub
ber soled shoes a glistening object Im
bedded in tho heel attracted his ntten-
tlon and ho pried It out with his pock
He gaspod In wonder at his And,
for It was tho long lost ruby. lie took
tho gem to A. Palmer, assistant man
ager of tho hotel, and ho In turn car
ried it to Miss Clenskl. Tho valet was
sent for and It was observed that ho
was in exceptional good humor for tho
balanco of tho day.
Miss Clenskl says that bIio inUBt
liavo dropped tho ruby In her state
room and accidentally stepped on It,
tho gem Imbedding Itself lu a slight
opening in the rubber.
Wanted A steady position on a
(ann by boy seventeen years old with
experience for past two years. Good
with team and attentive to live-stock,
hone or write the Republican office.
IS RESERVED FOR
MAN THEIR FAVORITE DISH,
Cannibalism In the Solomons
Looked on as Religious and
A letter descrlptlvo of ono of tho
chief cannibal settlements and tho
rites of tho savngoe was recently re
ceived here from Sydney from a trav-1
eler, who had spent boiiio tlmo In tho 1
cannibal-Infested Solomon Islands in '
tho I'acllic. Tho Solomons aro tho can-
nlhallstlc hub of tho uouth I'acllic, al
though human llesh is also eaten oc- (
caslounlly In tho Marquesas and New
"Mnneutors on land, tnaneaters In .
tho water; for God's sake, steer clear i
of tho Solomons!" was tho advlco giv
en to tho writer when ho first ex
pressed his intention of visiting those
IslandB. In FIJI travelers are still so
"At Suva," Bays tho writer of tho
letter, "the mate of a trader told me:
'You can chuck a pig overboard any
where In tho Solomons, and five min
utes later walk ashore on the black
dorsal fins of sharks. Dut what's tho !
uso? Tho blacks will snap you up and
pick your bones tho minute you reach
"Cannibalism, which has always
beon practised In tho Solomons, owos
its persistence not to any particular
predilection for human flesh," says tho
writer of the letter, "but to tho fact
that it is looked upon as a religious
and tribal rlto.
"Tho sacrifice is not nlways In fact,
Is not usually a white man. Dut if a
trader or a missionary happens to be
within striking distance when a victim
is required, tho prophets or priests are
nioro than likely to receive Intimation
from tho spirits that only thejlosh of
a foreigner will answer the purposes
of the ceremony."--New York Times.
Camera Without Charity.
To a very great extent, the difficul
ty of getting a good photograph Is a
compliment. Those people who "take" ,
good photographs are generally thr-je
In whom facial expression eiUer
changes very little or changes very
much. The subtler and more delicate
expressions do not appear in a photo
graph, and frequently It is those by
which we are remembered rather than
by some of tho actual weaknesses of
feature which the camera so faithfully
records. The greatest of all virtues is
charity, but the camera has no charity
and It Is often a liar.
MUST BEAR THE HALLMARKS
No Longer Possible to Sell Substi
tutes for Platinum In France as
the Genuine Article.
Owing to tlie increasing price of
platinum, new alloys of gold called
"white gold" and "palladium gold"
have lately come into use ..s n substi
tute for platinum in the manufac
ture of jewelry. To avoid the confu
sion of these alloys with pure plati
num work three new stamps, or lull
marks, have been created by a recent
French decree for use in making jew
elry that is composed entirely or in
part of platinum.
One of the new hallmarks, a dog's
head, is used to stamp work of home
manufacture which is to be sold in
France ; another, the head of a young
girl, denotes work of home manufac
ture intended for exportation; nnd
a mask designates imported goods.
In combinations of platinum and
white gold the proper stamps must
be used to indicate the various
Swatting the Fly In China.
An American doctor told the govern
or of an Interior province In China
about what some American cities
I have done to exterminate files and
mosquitoes, and why. The governor
thereupon ordered handbills printed
and circulated and personally paid tho
bills for them. Tho handbills, printed
In Chinese, under tho heading "Files
Kill People," were seven Inches wido
' and 30 Inches long and were distrib
uted by the thousands. worlds
The Beggar's Retort.
She 1 shan't give you anything bo
cause I suspect you aren't blind at
He That may be, but I can assure
you there are momenta when I wish
I were." Pelo'Mele.
Bathing Suit Fashions.
"That bathing suit of yours Is cut
"Can't help It. I want to get tanned
this sqmmer low enough to meet my
Read the Republican ads.
A Cramped Ranchman.
Down in Amarillo lives a pioneer of
Texas who owns a farm of 250,000
acres. He talks regretfully of tho good
old days when ho could travel 450
miles and never see a fonce, rarely a
dwelling and more rarely a neighbor.
Now, to him, Texas is becoming too
thickly settled. His ranch of 250,000
acres seems small and cramped, and
he looks yearningly backward, mourn
ing for tho old days and tho old- condi
tions gono beyond any possible re
call. Odd, Is It, that some of us futile
ly regret tho onward march of things?
That bo many of us seem to think
change always a bad thing, and stag
nation a thing to bo desired? If we
had it deadly dullness, sleepy mo
notony would wo rest content, or
would we rlso In protest and try to
bring about differences?
Moth exterminators Multiplying.
Thousands of tho handsome green
nnd gold booties lmportod from Eu
rope two or three years ago for the
purpose of killing off tho gipsy and
brown tall moth caterpillars have
been seen during the past few days
In tho niuo Hills. Experts say that
they are multiplying rapidly and are
doing good work In killing off the
caterpillar posts, especially In gipsy
moths. The beetles are known as
"calosoma scycophanta" and their
bodies are as big In diameter as a
flvo-cent piece. Boston Traveler.
Does Not Sound So.
"It was so romantic! He proposed
to mo In ono of tho loveliest spots in
"Huh! Even lovo cannot make a
Oreeco spot poetic"
The Miner's Bath.
Mrs. Roso I'astor Phelps Stokes said
nt a recent sociological convention In
"Tho economies that somo of the
rich would forco upon tho poor! Why,
they'd have the poor as impossibly
economical as tho miner's wife In
"This woman said to a minlonary:
'"Talk about economy! Well, sir,
every night when my Wll comes homo
I shove him in tho bathtub clothes
nnd nil, and after he gets out I utevo
the water and make briquettes of it
for the flra' "
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