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TULWEELY DITON.INASW ARL2.886.'ETBLSE*8g
Slowly, slowly falls night's curtain
Over all thel*idespread landj-' -
And the angelfof theiwihght .
At the gates of-li Von stnd.
Lo, fhedvome~ ba o't
And before their gracious presence
Fades the sun's last linge-ring ray
In the west, a blaze of glory
Turns the sky to molten gold;
In 0!!s th nt a adows
S WOP.gone om t wig
Into everlasting day.
Twilight momories are saddest,
Twilight hopes are grand and strong,
And the ships we long have waited
Coine to shore at even song.
in the quiet hush of twilight
We may rest both heart and band,
f We may dream of gorgqons castles,
Balded In Spatul's fa' distant'land.
N% Gife has much of sunlight glory,
Days whoesplendor blinds our 'sight,
It has1 much,of sorrow'adarkness,
Whl dllsesis'the blackest night,
So, with loving hearts and trusting,
Should we prize the twilight time,
When the stars in silvery beasiy
Up the heights of heaven climb.
STRANGE IF TRUE.
"Yes, sir, it was the strangest thing
that ever happened to me. I didn'tbe
lieve that it could be, but it came righi
along, and I -ain't a bit. sorry- for il
now, I'll tell you how it was, and
then you'll see the strangeness of it.
"I was young and foolish, sir. Most
girls are at my age. I was just six
teen, and I'd read all -abbut.Cinddrella
and I thought my prince'd come one of
these bright days and say to me, 'Come,
Julia, and we'll laugh and dance and
be merry all our lives."
1I don't suppose there was any par
ticular harm for, a girl like me (who
had to work so hard*and please a crosi
missus,. who the harder you tried t<
please the 19W4s~tt7Pe4kdshe, .as) t<
dream at her -wori;vhiclP was fron
the rising of P puwto- 9 sIdgight
of princes and beaux and suo like.
"Well,. on day my b'eart gave.a greal
big. .thump,' an. I . fougtt, it'd , rlso
right 'up. in my 'hio t and choke me
I'd beij* #jea~~ K9 than -vi3 6 1
'Psatbit --p~fftItfuar 4~ aouWit: Princ
t e'ii n, and as. I -.was trddging
thU1l the street jhere I'd goLe 01
seseile, hieYofit' gentleinau
stepped quietly up to -y side, and. wilt
a smile.tbt .was all sunshine on hiE
handsome (ice-and it was handsome
Phidon mn iss but1%' i
stranger In, is .town.aud. I'm in searci
of th aiO'e -of 'M. Rodgers, the
lawyer. . Can you direct me to hiii
"Why, yes, sir," I Eaid. 'I live 4th
- "'Auht Rddgets-AdntfBecky
Rodgeral' he repeated. Ta1mrpJ glad.
NTOW, sit,. Werin't it'jeu'#r11a should
say on such shiort acqudiftane. that he
was glad? I kinow * was more than
glad. Oh, he was good looking. Was
he the one I'd been dreaming and
thinking~ Qf, so/long? But, perhaps,
after all he ~jnt that he was glad he
had found off where his cross aunt
"L tOk hi ,dIkedthy ito the door of
the ;;~ warised --him on the
way oto p inidhl he had
se 1 4 ith me.
' 109 d ie tj* & &
me'and. $cyld .~i .f1 .'W pre,
"Poor Julia,' he mnurnu ed ever so
-".Well, sir, I an iAown4 b asement
steps and was -.l. at ritb ashnic n
corned lilCe eail 1ossibley ~,(re Irs.
dog~gers t llst then hap &e to e,
wiena tteinendouistirigf the dor
" 'Or'aciousi'.e1claimed the ms
'wlio cari thalbe? Julia, iui up and
see whoght lpyy f btl agy .one for
me, show 'em in'the front parlor and
tell -ern I'll be up presently, And then
you.oje right ,dowie agd tlJ muewho
" am'I said; and with my face
all afire, I boundedjin pto the basement
statrauad into th'6 ball. I fle*itp the
frojit door and of~endd 'It. Here .war
the handsome young gentlethin. 1
said to hirm 'Walk Into' the pallor.
Your aunt will be 'wIth you in a
* '.He followed me into thd'room, and
all at ounce,,sir, he P ai &pgund
m :e, an~d stdop1Dk ~i~t ~h~ un
whispered as he looked -right -into m3
* yes, 'Remember, Julia, we are to-be
friends. And this 3hall be our pledge.1
"And all at once, sir, lhe kissed me.
If my face had been afire befo , what
wias noranj w~I ~ress tc
-But I .wai in good fortune sir, that
day.: brkQWA.fl ' m
man), depgeigayL hisd
ran back into the bh h~Jm t4
the basement stairs . .~ WY rli
like, and there I met mistress coming
"' Yon've been a. lng time a latitng
'em In," she said, sharply, 'Who is.
"A young gentleman, ma'am, as
says he wshes to gee you particularly.'
"' A young gentleman,' she repeated
-What does he look like; what's his
"'He saId, ma'am, that his name'
as George Bigart.'
"'Oh, 0ebrge, Is it? My liephew.' 4
The old lady hurried along the half
to toe front pailor, and when she got to
the dpor siteoried'
" at, I it you$ George?"
"'Yes, aunt. I've come down to see
e,' she ad
Syever tda e yPi gentle
mail kept in his r ver
Mrs. Rodgers went d use,
and she always did her own marketing,
he'd be down in the kitchen', an4 he
hung around me just as if he was my
shadow. Oh, he courted me desper
ately. Well, sir, how could I refuse
the attentions of so nice a young man?
and he would kiss me at least a dozen
times a day.
"Now, wasn't it natural that a young
girl.such as I then was, always a
dreaming as truth the story of Cinder
ella, her heart not being made of stone,
to learn to like so nice a gentleman as
was George Bigart.'
"I was in constant dread lest h
aunt should notice his coming near me.
Should she surprise him, wouldn't there
have been trouble, and I'd noonly have
got a good scolding but been'told to go
home, and I knew my folks were not in
Stich a condition then as to support me
"One day George came to me as full
of love as an egg is of meat, and I told
him what I'd been thinking and what
I feared. He laughed and said he'd be
mors careful for the future, and added
if by his indiscretion his aunt should
d ischarge me he'd make it up by giving
me money with which to go to school
anid stay at home.
. "I grew very angry at that and told
m le had insuled-me, but he declar.
he had no thought of doing sO,,that
ho 1b d me.-xloarly aud on V, lie
wdau ionente mi 1bb his
" iA wl ulla,' he continued,
aftrhelidh, kissed and kissed until I
was in goodh umor again, 'noftPt we
un4e stand 4ceh othr$WantYfou to
do . a' spgl~aut y, yuost
pio- 'e *%t yovill do pre.
ct -you, and that until I
give yop>i, rmission,, you will never
divusd Ift to any-to not even your
ny<6er, my aunt, or any one man or
"If there's nothing wrong in it,
George,' I returned -i'd got to calling
him, familiar like, by his Christian
name-I'd do anything you ask me to
"'Wrong!" he repeated. Why should
I ask you to do that that was wrong?
Are we not all but as one to each
other? If you love me, Julia, you
must have entire confidence in me.'
"'What is it you ask of me, George,'
"'This,' he answered, and he spoke
scarcely above his breath, while the
cQlor in his face turned into an ashen
like'hue. 'I have a great deal of money.
It's in gold and bank notes, and a lot
of diamond rings, and three or four
gold watches, and I want you to hide
them away. They're up stairs in my
room, but I'm afraid some sharp-eyedl
fellow'll come along and weed them
out. Now if I give them to you, and
they're worth thousands ot dollars, no
one would ever suspect that you had
them, and that'd save a great deal of
-'anxiety, and perhaps -trouble beside, of
a character I wouldn't like.'
"Sir, [never had the least suspicion
of any kind, and told my friend that I
would do anything to serve him.
"He again kissed me, laughed a
little, and said he knew I'd be true to
a !bsven if he stood atsthe foot 6'the'
"It was a strange expression, sir, but
I didn't think so until a long time
"The next day he gave me asmall
tin box, tening me it was all in there.
"'Now, Julia,' he whispered, as he
handed it to me, 'you must never let a
living being know that I gave you this
box, and that which is in it. It's
sacred, mind you. One day, when
we're married, I'll tell you all about it,
but not now. Go hide it away, but be
careful never to hfnt to me where you
put it. From this moment until I ask
for it, let it be forgotten,'
"Well, sir, I did hide it away, and
for the two weeks following 1 was very,
very happy. My prince, whenever he
could steal to my side unobserved, wa
sure to come. ie was my very shadow,
onlyid what siadows never do
pittral Arm aroitlid iny' waist, drew mi
close t9 4m, and lsgd me uptil.!
tiiqilght mny lips were &11 6f a blister.
'Whit happened?' you ask.
4 N'W41f, sir, lI will tell '-you, lUappy
en anver last long0 I was awak-.
y~tpg froim r~ine ofie morn.
ng, iwas preparing the breakfast,.
.when the hall bell was 'rung As it the;
house was on fire...
"I ran tn the street door and on
ope 1 meb~ i
"I didn't o * t b
'alias weat! ud4 ani'gke gbhm' r in.
b 'I'll go up and wa e him,, I
w"The eap wouod a 6W l T
but I diew p the"' b 6' -a et t4
bed chambera so fast he couldiit n-ob.
6SN ever mind,l I heaifd. himsay
AIt'll be all tgbt;"'*
"~I kinocked ab Gebrgals doobr "and.
"'1All right, Julia# Tell te Il
be down hI a mgnuou , as keh, I c
"Just as I reached the foot 'tie.
stairs I hefr a snose as it a pistol had
been fired bv my ear. Iha- h
t'What's that?' orel
the three men, springing pOr, and
running thres steps at a time up thie
stA grei ardread came up-nsn mai e.. It
seemed sddenl$ to grow so dark that I
could see o one. I must have fainted.
"Well, sir, when I came to myselfIt
found .1 was in the kitchen. My mother
was chaflug my hands and forehead.
" 'What is it, mother?' I asked.
" It's awful, Julia. That young
fellow, Mrs. Roger's nepliew, went and
shot himself in the'heart. ~ IIe's.dead,
and his body's been -taken home to his
friends. You've been a-faitlng these
" 'Poor George,' I said to myself as I
felt my heart stand still. 'Why did he
"I sobbedand cried hysterically..
"A month later, when I had left
Mrs. Rodgers, who had broken up
housekeeping, heart-btoken, and oe
into the country to live, I wastolA bat
George Bigart was.the, hQa o. gang
of, men who robhod a t- jowelty
But th9 tin box with the*
watches and moneyP
"That *as the ,Abl.
why .ata hidden th I ome
.Me-had beertigemfogr gn~e.
Tattooing Among Alaska indgjtan.
A man who has passed much th'ne Ia
trapping and hunting in Alaska says:
Although the Yukon Indians' hate
abandoned many of their old customi
under, the teaching of dceasionhl iiis
sionarles, all of them still keep to the
queer habit of tattooing. The Way
they do this Is different from any I 6ver
saw or heard of. Instead .f pricking
the stuff -in with ,5harpened bones or
needles, tlhey make a paste out of dhark
coal and grease, 'soak a thread in li
punch a needle through the flesh so thpit
it comes out at at a different hole' fromn
the one, where it entered, and then draw
the thread through under the skin. The
operation is painful, for the flesh swelle
up and looks very much inflamed, . E
tattoo only their hands and wrists with
the Pictures of the nobler animals o[
fish, but the women tattoo' their faces
also. These latter begin the process
when they are quite -young, making
birds, turtles,'6r someo other insigificant
things on their hands and wrists, while
they draw lines of different kinds on
their chins and the lower part of their
chebks. As a rule, this tittding is
done entirely in blue, but now and then
there is an Indian who has dotted red
spots thrpugh the blue.
Why Hair Ol is Out o' Fashiorn.'
A lady can atrhipate many disagreia
able possibilities with flrwness, but to
wait calmly to grow bald-headed is too.
iih.;for-; liet eliduariffoe: NN Blh
d 6pped hair oil.4 hair oIl is nd? used
by dudes and flashy mnen in order 'to in
sure a good comb.
The city is filled with -premnaturely
bald-headed young men. But the we
men think too much of ahead'Qf ,iair
to sacrifice it to oil. .The great. desire
now Is to get a fluid that is entirely free
from grease to use on the hair. Sever
al preparatlis have been. inventled.
They use this to dampen and inake-the
The Langtry bang is going out of
style and th.e hair is combed 'upon' he
head so 'some dampness is rhqpitire to
make it dress easily. - Oil was. onde the
only thing used,I but "noW iiarI%1'ess
fluids hate sap'plernented 'it- euiffref.
The head furnmshes enough natrimeit
to each istrand of hair,- and to sogne
even too rhuch. *Putting grease on thd
hair jloes not makeit healthy, nor Im
ppirt vitality ,to its growth. On the
coptrgry,'it clbgs up the-acalp, atid. re2
quently causes t xe hai utg
Tihie days of hair oil for adies have.
---Ger any sent out 108,657.inIg t
last yearl *
-4 ntAGa. hartwentyni Mho4
diet 9urches, ~ . 4'
. te I, M,OQQotif ugar in
I4 a: i
4o U' tieb 'i Pr'Ime dana
( 9 meon.
,Wieter IieaI as
nioo o ve
V EntentA8s.to s'0ta4
Ltkh -~uroo ) aoi yo
cial solgml Mo 4
suit of other am
e~lr .d 8 Qe e'sq'ow
1111 an b dobther
~'he 5ManadIa i ~ ~ ets .aal
mateilally from- th n oe muse i
tlie Rocky Mourk s at dif
fers fromi catot a
is s4w-sho 'nf'tennis
-baborhold-ashi eoor ,tlh
afthin elsei n ver fastened
Aenife to thzfa ei s 'simp.,
push e. ,ang oy er4use owl
his heels being'4 p' I*l free...It 'is
.turnedtp atthefo ird-end to pre.
v'rt itsbrrowhig A W, and .th6
art Af the snow1sl 0in being
able to 4alf4ift an e con
trivance rapidly an venly,
The snow shoe in e throughout'the
mountainous-rgiot obt Colorado con.
sigts of long, na.6 i0 rds tprn'ed ip
in one-.h, -whi" -ai to the feet
and whioi, baving) poth. undersides,
are used like sleds-li rdescending tlhe
iountains. - Tlierql talegend extayit
in Colordo of a fa sii-shoe race
in w lch. th'e C M ors, -wlie' de.
acing. a .st~e, ill, -inadvertently
gne -iteir'dtoes o.7 ard at too greht
an angle, andwere i1 as neatly split
operifrom the erot tifie tbir of the
heaai.was ever a istaS pkby-' a
~iftch~iie aer. such dice 4l1as.
teT as this 'i6 possible a the use (Oa
adian snow-shoes. Rocky Moin
4.tinikrioW shoes, it St:be bo n
milrilldiredhozt ore than t py.
.two fee in leiigt, nd act like
vepedent-steel runn rp nUs -gtssy d
face of the fror
A4h6bb i ' an asfar
.ig sene presenpd by'a 'well
euipppd club in fali ,swing, over, the
frozen.fields, .the leader's bor awaken
ing distati -iidious' echoes, and the
-bhebks ogtlie U4 elers rosy with the
W ortfons fth sport, I one calculated
to.arouse the enthusiasmtof -.the be^
holder.u\ .&snow shoeing jaunt in Cai
aRda 14 usually folldhed by a hot supper.
Small woddqihat the astime Is -pop
AN INOIDENT OF TRAVEL.
A Bfistaie that Might be Mfade by
Even a Gommercial Traveler.
,ecently after I had registei'ed at
tl- hotel and been. assigned "the last
room in the house-I use the language
of thie hotel clerk--[ went into the din
ing room to tna.
Af~ter' 1,had' reg~ined my confidence
among strangers, and cu~rled mysel up.
in as abject a rmanner as possible in thme
pkresence of the head waiter, I began to
look around ine for an opportunity to
baeam on some unprotected woman with
mry sunny smile, It is not my custom
while travelitig to . smile -on one -in
who'se heart a hope ,might spring up to
be dashed to virth by mydeparture. If
IbhaVecaused pdln in that way I i
iibt' Ifittid t& do' ~ Oan $ke and
carry 9n[an4 he to taal good time, but
I- do not' wish ~dinspire In' any breast a
hope which may be blasted, ah, alas I
too soon. 'V -
I1t was not long before I idiscovered a
.bsautiful: blernde of the female edx at
tho'farther- end, of the'foom beneathm
the chandelier. H~er ekid seemed to be
9f. a delgeate sea-shell color, enq het
hiIr was - o7,2bloted. lier clothes
also were entirely new, I should fudge,'
and inade espe,0ially foi her. On her
%iger she wore'n dipmond . ring~ ,ith..
perfect 'ease. She kniew -'just hcN td'
work. that-finger in .order to' get the
inost -possJble . Slitte; ibut, of her di"
a Every li1tle' *hie~' I -w'otld:
1 r atta revel i her beaut?,
a.Id .thought that she was not entirely
.iniingbli to my ch'rmmf Still, she
loolte4-st me lng kind of a halt re
proachmful manner, which gave me the
idea that, I did not -knot: whetfier- it
was intetitional or not.
Alf tha eyonmng she w~ in my mind.
I drearngd ihat -night. thW6 I swooped i
(down upon her and carriel her away to)
QWe rergiogst boundries of the world in
a slieqoial oar. The. ne,~drj
awoke bud1gry%moNt dfdi' ~ ~ch
akppethe eyening betote, \I went
glown .to-br Aagt~ waiting and :fool.
init Awa' .py tiine,,Jioping 'that 'she
would corn while I was In t8e reak
fastr h't1l I #8iuld Oll id 1f up
thh 'Q~tful vsion and a nup of
hd i hQ salled tot
roonr th calm disdain and Naiar of '
t4 '~h9giacfui and delicatej
mo spinaliunrh; and... L lAId
do the vulgar samsAde 11eth ahile .1 1
iwas- abot to feed myself when she,
dawned upon me.
I ventured then to look across the ta
lO et herin the full glare of the new.
born day.< (5tereoscopic views of this
last Bentence will be forwarded to any.
address at $1,. per glare.) 'The first
thlngtbat -I disovierfidweas that she
h0Al)t put lor yellow vi5 on 10 raight.
IIwas alit e higher on..ope ear than
.he otlerwhich gave her the air of a
yoligg man- who has-: overononkeyed,
with. ther flowing bowl; -This showed
to the easual spectater a irlimpae of her
' th ate sg l3trstib -hair peep
ilk 1fai - t'al"' On an old
.* 76o i we. -could nevet be
Rqore to a p oger than friends'. .1er
pose was red also, and she had not been
properly kalsoriined. In the hurry of
dtessing she had missed" hbr nose with
the powder-rag,~and that organ-'-mean
of Icourse, the nose, not the poider
.~-lodmed up ioyet aI d purple in
the -ghastly waste of cheok bones and
Ah, what a pain- it :gave m6, to see
my'beautiful vision fade thus before
gny eyes. Then I thought how I had
smiled upon her the'eyening before,
andd -how, perhap,a -i.ew' hobe had
sprung up in her heart,' and I feared
that when she knew..It was all over be
tween us, the shock, at her time of
life, might kill her.
-- I left my hct pancakes, with ;the
Ynaplo syrup all over them, and fled.
Out int6 the .din, the hurry and the'
tireless rush of the mad, madI world,
trying to stifle the memory of that
broken heart.. Should she see these
lines I hope she will not think bitterly of'
me. I st:ll admire her as a well-pre
served ruin, but love- in such a case
Would be a hollow mockery.
Am ing Extravagancer
The extravagance or rich Amoriqans
is incredible. Cleopatra dissolving a
pearl in her morning draught, nmid Lu
oullus dining on the brains of pea66eks
and tongues of nightingales are faint
sugg'ehtions of the luxury of American
About tWenty years ago Mr. Morgan,
A wealthy raIlr#d.'dont'radt6r, mariled
ptydht .ichier. --fn 18'6 he died,
leaving her five iJa p dollars yin her
toWn rIeht'- A f o~months ago 4ue died
and: the na inly-aio or nur diamonds,
bric-a-bUrao and paintings has put gos
sip on her tracks. The disclosures are
astounding. She spent $100,000 for
her collection of orchids, flowers that
bid fair to revive the tulip mania of
Holland. Her conservatory of these
ugly but fashionable plants brought
only $10,000; so that ' it cost her .t0O,.
000:net and interest to own them a few
months. She haa one vase for which
she paid $15,000. It is less than a foot
high and is known as the "peach blow"
vase. It was made in 1624 In China,
and the delicate beauty of its tint has
never been reproduced, and perhaps
never-will be. She paid f60,000 for
a single picture, $1,995,000 for her col
lection of 240 paintings. The Tiffanya
made her a solid silver candlebra at a
cost of $24,000, and her bath- room cost
$50,000. She had over 8,000 plates,
one set of which, made at Sevres, cost
$3800 a dozen. One single diamond in
her cghlection of .lewels cost $47,000.
These figures are staggering. Noth-.
ing in the most profligate epoch of
Rome, nothing in Venice, In Paris or
in London surpasses them. Not even
the' imagination of Dumas in depicting
atonte Christo, or of Gautier In de
scribing one of Cleopatra's nights can
outstrip the actual accomplishments of
this New England school mu!stress. A
swift and amazing evolution in this
lavish spendthrift from Puritan ances
tors, who forbade the wearing of gold
brooches and considered a cherry-col
lored ribbon an abomination In the
sightsof the Lord. Where will this ev
olution end? P
The result of General Lorenr~o Vegas*
visit to the scene of the killing of :Cap
tam Crawford is beginning to bear fruit.
Trhe Mexican government has already
taken action in the matter, and has al
ready summoned Colonel Santa Anna
Pere;, the officer in command of the
M4exican troops at the time of the kill
Ig,pnd others having knowledge of the
drair to the City 'of Mexico, where they
will undergo a rigid examination into
di of the details, The Mexican inhab
tants .in that portion of the country
wvhere the killing of Crawford took place
ire greatly excited, and interpret the
isty summoning of Colonel Perez and
its brother oficers to the City of Mexico
oindicate alari on the part of the
'extcan federal government at the pos
diblg~ outcome of the unfortunate affair.
[.ast week an officer of the Mexican ar
ny visited the district and collected
lata as to the number and occupation of
he Americans residing in the district.
L'his is something never before done and
xcites pjrehension on the part of the
trnericans, who feel that they are marig
id as hostages or victims In case of in
ernatioil difficulties. The belief is
tqrera aldl over Northern M$exico with
aitive population tilat the United
W,,only seeks a pretext to -invade
id annex several Mexican States. The
hi'abtice of allowing Americans t9 take
arms and ammunition Into Mexico has
A HOARD OP GOLD.
The Existence of Pirates' Treasures
Revealed by a Chart.
domewhere about the year 1810 a pi
ratical craft, which bad been cruising
along the Spanish main, having met
with. considerable succese among the
Spanish merchantmen and obtaining
some rich 11auls of specie, was rumidng
up.along the lower Florida coast when
she was ciught fira sudden-gale just be
low Hlillsboro ir4et and wieckqed . q,
corpl .lslanudL ,3rlyg. th"tw.
ashore safely, and before the ship ,
up they'succeeded in getting out 18 of
the 20 casks of gold they had - captured.
The casks being too heavy to carry eas
ily; the'captain ordered his men to make
bags of the sails, and in these the gold
was carried to a spot in the centre of the
island and there buried, the captain
making a rough sketch of the location,
after which all hands went to the lower
end of the island and camped. The
same night they were discovered by the
Indians and all were killed except one
person-the steward-a young fellow,
who happened to be a little apart from
the others when the raid was made and
thus escaped the fate of his companions.
But even then he was discovered the next
day and was kept in captivity for sever
al weeks, when he esceped, and wander
ing along the coast, finally arrived at
St. Augustine. The steward of all sail
ing crafts at that time also acted as the
captain's clerk, and kept all ship's pa
pers, etc., and he, among other Papers,
kept the chart which the captain had
fpade of the hiding place of that gold.
H1e continued to reside in St. Augustine,
and for a -long time intended to take
some good- opportunity to go and take
up the~tkeasure, but circumstances pre
vented, the Indians were troublesome,
aid-the Spanish'settlement was in tur
moil, and the chart became mislaid or
lost, and then came the war of the Con
federacy; in the meantime the steward
was getting to be an old man, and hav
Ing accuitulated considerable wealth,
he gave up all idea of going after this
treasure until a few months ago. While
he was showing some old documents
which he had concerning some portion
of St. Augustine, he unrolled the lost
chart from Inside another ancient parch
nnt t a4S he wa'now N5 years old,
nith -to near elatives t6 befifetby hji
money and himself not needing it,he calls
upon an old friend who has once done
him a great favor, and tells him, as the
sole survivor of that affair, all the par
ticulars, and gives him the chart and
promises to go with him in an expedition
to find it if his health would admit.
The friend has rigged up 6 small
sloop and, with provisions and several
companions, Is now on his way to the
location. The old man was too feble
to go with them, but the chart is so
clear in its description and the informa
tion given by the old man and corrobor
ative evidence of location has been fouid
by one of the party who at various
times found gold coin on the beach Lt
the precise locality of the wreck (pre
sumably from the casks that the pirates
failed to remove from tihe ship) gives the
party assurance that tihe trip will be a
successful one. The amount estimated
by the steward is near a million of dol
lars, andl the principal party, tihe man
who befriended the old steward, and
who has the chart and information, is a
wellknown and popular citizen of For.
nandina, therefore we wish him all sue:
(low Manuscripts are Read.
A large publishing house states that
it generally employs as readers men and
women of culture who themselves have
done literary work; sometimes a lawyer
who finds time from his professional
duties to give attention to literary pur
suits, or a doctor similarly situated, and
sometimes a woman of refined educa
tion qualified to do the work. When
any manuscript on a scientific, niedical
or special object is handed in, some
recognized professional man in that
particular is engaged. Nearly all writ
ers bear part of the expense of the first
edition; all new writers do. It is a
fact not generally known that Long
fellow paid within a small amount of
the total cost of production of his first
volume of poems, and James Russell
Lowell paid all the expense of his first
To test Is mnarlcmanship, a younig
man of Sonora fired at a crowv. is aim
was bad, for Miss Ella Hewit, who was
passing on the high way, received the
ball in her mouth between her parted
lips. She suddenly shut her teeth upon 1
it and held it. Hier only injury was a
slight cutting of the lips and the break- I
ing of tihe enamel of her two upper
-Butterflies are said to be disappear
ing from England.
--Siy giew. Persian war vessels havo
--The Idalg and Queen of Sweden
have become teetotalers
-During 1itenty Years the popula.
L~ion of New York city increased Ofty i
per cent., while the expenses of govern
ment increased 400 per cent. '
-One of the most remarkable tele- i~
graphic feats on record wes the recent i
delivery of a message from Melbourne,
Australia, to Lozndon in twea1ty.three e
minutes, by land an~d sa over 18,808 e
NEWS IN BRIEF.
-A ball' )n that winl carry 100 sol
diers is a uw invention.
r-A mica- mine has been opened in
Orange county, New Jersey.
-Connecticut has been visited with
frost every month this year.
-It is thought'that thisyear will sef
4,000 miles of new 'iliroad built.
-A terrible drouth ho dp ulatead
a number of distrith
captains- every Q voters.
-The Pupblo, Cal" nail wrks will
use k'egs made of coi Pr's. paper.
-Miscreants are slaUghtering fish in
Pike county with dynamite cartfidges.
-The national debt of the United
States amounts to $30 for each inhabit
. -A colored woman m Ellington,
Conn., lately celebrated her 101st birth
-The hop crop in the neighborhood
of Syracuse, N. Y., is very large and
-The crop of apples in North Caro
lina this year promises to be larger than
,-Herr Valsch is the first Protestant
burgomaster Prague has had for 200
-About four thousand roses are re
quired to make one pound of attar of
-Fourteen kinds of dogs can be dis
tinguished in the Greek and Roman
-Queen Victoria has ordered that
Buckingham Palace be lighted with
-Sweet potatoes are being shipped
in large quantities from Eastern Shore,
-The pearl fiaheries of the Persian
Gulf afford support to about. 85,000
-The crocodile is said to swallow
atones sometimes, like birds, to aid the
-The human skull contains fewer
bones than the skull of most animals
-A woman at Augusta, Me., has
ordered a set of false teeth for het
aged pet pony.
-Medical science has progressed
until it Is now able to make a man a
new nose by grafting.
-Ten and fifteen year old girls in
Italy earn 12 cents for 17 hours' work
and save half of it.
-Fortyihouari4 d1lxlars' worth of
chewing gum Is gathbLd annually IA
the State ofano.
-Wisconsin tobacco growers find
their sheds too small to licommodate
their immense crops.
-The people of this country paid
last year more than $9,000,000 for im
ported precious stones.
-There is a two weeks' old baby In
Canajoharle, N. Y., which only weighs
two pounds ten ounces.
-Last year 1,808 wolves were killed
In France, mainly on the border lands
of Germany and Belgium.
-The number of persons killed on.
railways in England is proportionally
twice as great as In France.
-Five thousand German physicians
have petitioned the Imperial govern.
ment in favor of cremation.
-Wooden pavements have teen
given up in London. and the old Mc
Adamized system returned t'-.
--W illiam Ayres, of Sharon, was
killed recently while breaking ip fur
niace slack with dynamite.
-A Kansas farmer cut the horns off
from fifty of his cattle last week in
order to save building room.
-The Sultan employs two German
apothecaries and pays them each $6,000
a year with free board and lodging.
~-Recent London fogs are said to
have been pinkish, but from what
cause or probable cause Is not stated.
-The area of Paris within the forti
ficationis, pretty well covered with,
buildings, is twenty-eight square miles.
--The malaria fiats on the Potomac
exist no longer. After years of ex
pensive labor they have been reclaimed.
-The milk of the elephant contains
less water and more fatty matter anid
mu:ar than the milk ofay-thrn
-The area of closely-built stores and
residences of London, including the
most populous suburbs is .120 square
-Including the iiterest on the Public
iebt it requireq about #4,000,000 a year
to pay the municipal expenses of Balti
-it is reported that defective hear.
ng ia on the increase in this country1
md that It is largely owing to defective
Principal Dawson, of the McGill
UJniversity, of Montreal, has received
~he honor of knighthood from her
--Mile. Emma Nevada, the new
ilnger, is of Irish origin and was born
u Nevada City, Cal. I-fer right name
-The large, prominent eyes of the
>rilliant dragon-fly or devil's darning
ieedle are each furnished with 28.00
-The latest device of a Paris news
paper Is the engagementof two eminent
th)'sioians to attend gratuitously upon
---Yale college founded in 1-701, now
ias ninety instructors, between 1,100
ad 1,200 students and property valued
.t .ver $5,000,000. -
-A stripling who is'attending school
n Cooper township, Webrater county,
owa, Is reported to -be SJZ feet six
riches in his stockings.
-Manhattan island, the site of the
ity of New York, was purchased from
lhe indians In 1020 for $24. NoW it is
forth more than $2,000.000,0000~
-Druld park, of Baltimore, dentainis
00 acres, It was' puoae" the
ity for about $800,000. The city has
[so twelve pubic squares