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TRI WEEKLY EDITIOY NYSBORO, S.C., NOVEMBER 5, 1898
fi- i---l--""- - n e- Arizona Wells Turn S e lot. HAWAIAN BURIALS.
Goodn-ilght. my care and sorrow!
Good-night, if not good-bye:
Till the bpreaking of the morrow,
At my feet. your fardels lie.
Good-night, my care and sorrow!
I am launing on the deel);
And, till the dawning morrow,
Shall sail the sea of sleep.
Good-nhrht. my care and sorrow:
G;ood-nighIt- perhaps goodl-bye!
For 1 maY wake to-morrow
]eneath another Aky.
f;oo-n:ght, all ares an11d( sorrow--S
Weco me. my boatlike bed!
None cr many miy to-morrows.
Thlis o!ie night is overheldi
'MY INDIANA GUESTI
I had spent the autumn in a litle
log hut which I had built on the head
waters of the Abittili, in northern
Ontario. I had lived chietiy upon the
beasts of the tield and the fowls of
'the air. with a little of civilization's
pork and tca.
Novebler's. first snows warned ne
to return to the city, but the charm.
Of the forest life was too powerful andI
I staye on. laying up treasures of
health with every day that passed.
Karly ta n Dtcember I was returning
late from a. day's still hunt. with the
edilble portion of a dIo's carcassz on :in
extemporIzed too.gan of blinh-hark
when. on approachlag my cabin I hh
served human tracks. not snow-shoe
tracs. ebut apparently those of a man
-wading pabriousl throigh tie four
feet-deep snow. They ledl inl the dIi
rection of miy shanty. andI as I hadl
seen no human face since lastr Sep
temiber, wheni a pa.rty of mniung pros
lieetrs- passedl throug-h. I hurried for
ward. reached my house. opcned the
frude door and went in.
A bright fire was blazing in the big
fireplace. and directly before the
hearth sat a motionless man. He was
evidently an Indian. for a striped
blanket lay loosely around his shoul
iers, and his long black hair hung
tangled on his neek. A double-bar
rellel gun was leaning against the
'wall near him. and on the floor lay a
pair of wet snow-shoes.
He did not even turn to look when
I- entered. and I, according to north
pnd etiquette, paid no attention to
'M, bu-t set about cutting up and
king some of m7 recently killed
enison. When the meal was read.L
anded . uest P a1 plate and
stenng oumuper of tea. and sat
"A u on ue ofher side of 'the
hear-h with a similar regale.
During the progress 6f the meal.
which necessitated frequent refilling
of the plates, I had a good opportu
nity to observe the Indian closely. Ite
was dark-colored, very dirty. and
about thirty years old. His face wore
the average Indian's impenetrable
look of stupidity. but it seemed to
me that there was a more than aver
* age amount of viciousness and bra
* tality in his countenance, as he si
lently and voraciously devoured the
venison and "'damnper" until the sup
* Iply was exhausted.
'When no more food was offered. he
ligaed is pipe and condescended to
give mei an1 explnilon of his pres
enee in a mixture of English. Angli
eized French and Chippewayan.
lie come far: yes. from there. Iheap
snow-: ver' froid: Injun heap cold. No
deer-. no cairibon. no mooin thear).
Enfin. my racket he's broke our hees
cress-bar.-and me got for to wade in
snow so high. an' I most col to death.
-(lie for sture if no0 reatchi eahin. Voi
-- -~ l~1 :'' and he prodtucedl the snowsho(e in
question, of which the forward cross
bar had snapped. slackening the net
work so that it was impossible to
keep) the foot in tile thongs.
IlIowever little I liked the appear
ance of my gutest. I felt that I haid
be-n tihe means of samving his life, and
threw down half a dozeni hlides and a
blanket in one corner for his bed. Be
in.. vey tired. I lay down on my
couch shortly after. but my laist wak
ing remnembran~tce was of seeing the
Iian sitting motionless before the~
tire, smoking his short lpe and gaz
lng soh-lmnly into the glowing coals.
When I awouke in the morning he
et (-up1ed the same posit ion. but blh
piewas gone and the kettle was boil
. jng over the fir-e, which led ite to in
frr thait he had not sat thrle all night.
I not up. and a fter a wash iln :an ie-~
boun~d. (Iugouit wV4oden basin oultsiide,
wihthe .emper-a urc at teni d1earec
loiw z< io. I proceeded to get breoak
fast rea dy.
cc:l v c snwshoVti rent'inedI; uniepair
e ni h ~.wedl l(o inii 1at in 101
.........::.........n. 1i Icoeein ~ued to smoke
wieI -pendt Ih forenioonin st n
nyi' went a~hnd~-:I cin eml tire
p 'whew'e 1 -emeredi;- ti.
- a in :h : 1 rn on thaoi
1 dhasoow i i
tale his gun ani accompany me on a
mnooze-1unt. lie was still in his blan
kets. anl he only rolled -Ihein more
coifortaboly around his body, and
grunt~ed Cont emptu lously.
--You "o hunt." he said. "Me mind
This. reply. coming from his greasy,
(iry indolence. made mie boil with
sudden indignation. I made for him
he lay. and seizing his collar. pulled
himu out upon the floor and jerked him
to his feet.
"Then you'll get out of this shanty'"
I exclaimed. "Va-t-en: tuderstand?
I Ie made one jump for his gun. but
I was expecting that. and iny double
1'irrel instantly caveredt him. I turned
him out of the shanty. and threw after
hlin his gun. his snow-shoes and all
is belongings. with a big lump of
el, roast venison ribs. Ile gathered
.p all thlele atiiles sullenly, and tying
on his; snow-shoes. tramped off up the
Ihillside atmong the pines.
Now that it was too ate. I begal a
little to regret my act. for I rather
fearled t1ha t Ie might 1ang around and
Shoot mle from bAhiid a tree. I kept
pretty Clo.e within my Cahin that day
and did not go out nLlar med. but al
though I watched from my window. I
saw no more of my late guest. Next
day I followed his trail for several
miles through the woods, and as it led
unswetrvingly nolth-westward. I
thought that he had finally left the
Four days after. when I was return
ing abolut noein froiI an inspection of
some mnre 'tra ps. I noticed tracks on
SLe snow 01'e more-snow-shoe
tira ck s. A two-utis storm had just
bloon o.,. :ndii tihe wi'derniess was
covered with a fresh layer of '.6holly
tuilrokten whit'e. iteateln hard in open
places by the force of the gale. There
was 0al1so 1 upon tihe snow-shoe trail a
track as of a narrow toboggan. and
itie sigtnt caused ie a certain vague
My heart miave me Still iore
when I came in sight of the cabin and
Ssaw the door standing wide open. I
hurried forward. and in another in
stant had learnel the truth. The
shanty was sacked and completely ds
My scanty stock of flour. of tea. of
sugar: the large canister of gunpow
der. the little hags of shot, the loaded
shells and the reloading tools-all were
one. The blanlkets and furs had dis
appeared. with the cache of me.l and
the ax. -and my few books -s half
consumed at tile cdge of a living fire
on the hearth. eol-ta
for rvo, iv to
had inspired the deed.
A clean sweep had been made of
little more than my gu. my sii
hatchet and the couplop f dozen load
ed shells in my belt. >
I at once set myself to examine the
trail of the robber, and as I expected,
I found the distinct mark of the patch
ed cross-bar in the snow-ghoe. It was
th : iu pedal of my indian friend.
IHad he :ppeared before me at that
moment. I might have shot him dowr
in my anger. Ile had committed .
fearful ('r::ne. Better kill a1 ma~n out
ri'ght in tile North thn deprive lint
of his supplhies against ('old and hun
ger: However. the ('ulpri. was doub~t
less miles away. and I set out briskly
upon is traick.
It appearedl that he had passed along
about three hours before, probably af
soon as lie had seen me disappeU
d'own athe valley. I walked in th(
r'a'k of the tohoggan. which. heavl
with the spoils of miy cabin. ha'i beat
en a har'pd pathway, enabling mne t<
mi ake a good pare. I knew thiaf thi
Ind'n. (eneumbere't'd as lie was by th<
frecsh snow a'ind the toi)oggan,. woolh
he abe to travel but. slowly. and Il
hped to ov.er'hautl him betfor'e darik.
.\t anly rate. I e.xpec'ted that h<
would camp.l for an- hour or two al
nightfall for a (cup of tea and a nap
and I felt sure of coming upon him be
fore lie 'ould starlt atgalin. Anyhow.]
was determined to keep up the chasi
until I dlroppled or overtook my man
The Deccembher afternoon soon grev
dark. anad the woods~ speedily t-ook o1
that inexpressihiy. wierd, forbiddin;
look of desoilition~ and loneliness Iha
no one cani picture unless he hmas
walked iln a Nor'thernl forest at night
fail. A moon01 already hung over thi
tre-toil:. and as the light waned ii
the west the snow grew silvery with
her rayus, so that I had no difficult3
in following the trail.
Ab-out 'an hour11 1later I came uiponl tin
smiolderini~g ashes of ai lire, and a. heal
of Sapin whereni a b lanket hadl bee
laid. The Indian mhaid been gone a1
leas5t an hourii. butt it was plain tha
I wais 'ainting ont him, so I pushiec
1f1rward withi thle utmlost enthusiasn
m. a ugge coutry of hills anml
1rwt of bit and wvillow a long thi
I w'' upon the' brink of one of thest
declvim. Wichwas piled am
pocked wh a siheerl and over'hangin.t
.:I ' tin:-m on.ingi';l a .'ioou walkini.
pl Ie T:e trtil led along ih' lhas
f thi- hillsid'. andli I was e0onsiderin.
how~~ to ''s 'indi it. wvhen' a brigiht flasi
/lz 1 'om fro'm :1 thicket fifty yard
'ray The woods ech'oed tihe shari
report.' an hlf! a' do'z'tn butmkshiot wen
wh n past wh I heard anothe
0 '~'I'' I ~op ' cl 'ose lby.
drpp'id. and th
''i"'''- ond c'oniceale<
] 1 0 ii less for sonme mill
flI e an to' bar' that I shouil
. for the night was still ani
hiket whence th
- : surface towar<
e:cak andh crune:
the moonlight to Identfy my tree h
I might easily 'have shot hint
lay, but I could not bring mysei to
draw trigger on him in cold blood My
plan was to halt him and make him
surrender. Ile approached er'
looking hard at the point wher ad
stood. and holding his gun re fo
action. till le stood almost
beneath the little overhand'v
IHere he paused. evid
for a way to climb to the
suddenly an immense mass snow,
well-nigh as large as my lit shanty,
was detached and slid down d like
:an avalanche, carrying me w
Full upon the hapless red n WO
fell, and lie was buried i t Itly Ot
of sight, while I myself - . lightly
covered with the snow; but quickly
scrambled free, and looked or any
trace of my would-be murd( '
There was none; he hal* com
pletely engulfed. and I set n If to
dig iim out with a snow-sh bicb.
I took off for the purpose. about
live minutes I encountered a riggin
haud, with arm attachcd. gal ped
this and pulled vigorously, and my
Indian was at length brough to light.
Ie seemed half stunned an wholly
bewildered. and stared w- d un
comprehendingly at me.
I was somewhat at
what to do with
right to 'erecut
upon him, an
he would i
er to the
Bl. F. Denni
her of t
hat a fina~i
thority for t
'The spelling, me
B-ro-wn-e. Brownie." yu
'Well, Mr. Dennison, my Bar
final e' to it; you wouldn
Greenie,' would you?"
That depends entirely on he
honor decides this question. cr
pers Itound Table-.er
Insects Faster than Bird< gh
common house fly is .sa ar.y
raipid .in its flight, but its wigw of
800 bests a second and send it
the air twenty-live feet, under of vr
c'ircustances5, in that spa .ased
When the insect is aini'med,.io -ch
it has b~een found that it has inc 'li
its rate of speed to over 150 fej ml
sco nd. If it could continue l
iipid fii.:ht for :a mile in a str
hc i-.t would cover that distal 1
Iabout thirty-five secoltds- p
it is notii ant unicjommo thiing1
rive~ng by rail in theC summec
to s.e a bee oir wasp keeping .ui
ihe train :ind trying to get in at
the w:i3(dowV. A swvallow is col
ed one of the swiftest of the
birds. and it was thougint u~
short time ago that no insect cot a
A r;turalist tells of an ext
che he'.awV hetwi en a sval!ow a~
dragon fly, which is amnong tile sv
et of inseCts.
The insect flew withI incred'
speed, and wheeled and dlodged
Isuch ease that the swallow. despit
-utmost efforts. completely fail e.
overtake and capture it.
[ Suicide in Africa.
3 A- favorite mode of suiicide amo
r the Afrkan tribes who dwell ne
Lake Nynssa is for a native to wada
into the lake and calmly wait for aj
. rocodile to open its mouth and swA
I ow him.
J3&CR AND THE ]3EANSTALK.
Jack was an orphan, poor but true;
A wondrous bean he found;
And ere he slept, for safety's sake,
He hid it in the groud.
One morn he rose, to see a vine
Above his hidden treasure, -
That o'er a palace near him grew,
Whose height he could not measure.
And soon a vision moved the boy,
To thrust his hatchet strong
Within the vine, and upward rise
Singing this merry song:
"I" hitch my hatchet and up I'll go
Thehigher Iclimb the more I'll know.'
I He mastered all one room could teach,
Then climbed a story higher:
Fo love and-knowledge all hi 'soul
Buraed with a pure desire.
"I'll hitch my hatchet and up I'll go
The higher Iclimb the more I'll know.'
And so he rose by sure degrees,
From alphabet to college;
For the vast palace he explored,
The temple was of knowledge.
ANIMALS AT PLAY.
Cats delight in racing about, bu
not so often, I think, in circles as dog
do. They prefer straight lines an
sharp turns with the genuine goi
mp. This sudden flight into th
which appears to take place witl
a animal's knowledge or intei
annot here be preparatory t
e mountains, but the cat fin(
jump very useful, not on,
ng on its prey. but in e
hereditary enemy. Breh
movement play of yourl
When in summer the youi
limb r.p to the perpeta
y delight to play on i
w themselves in a crwuchii
on the upper end of a stee
overed incline, work all fo
-ith a swimming motion to
t, and then slide down on t'
ce of the snow, often travers
istance of from 100 to 150 iet
n this way, while the snow fles
and covcrs them with a fine powdi
Arrived at the bottom, they spring
tieig feet and slowly clamber up age
the distance they have slid down.
CATS IN GOVE .N.MENT EMPLoY
Would you think that the govei
nt needed to provide for hundrc
ats, -so many- specihieati
ent out by
t out, and that t
d for the governm,
t do you supp se ti
e employed by the g
eir wages being sil]
housing, to protect I
ses of the government fr4
ind mice. The government, v
has to keel) large supplies
. d for the army-crackers, fboi
cese, and many things that are ve
eatly enjoyed by rats and mice-a:
cats were not kept in sailicie
mPnbers to protect these stores, t
overnment would lose large sr
-money, for not only would the fo
pear, but boxes and packag
'be nibbled and the food wast
voyed in handling.
T VAN LEFT OFF.
ur years old, and vei
inct that he can dre
*e morning, all but tl
at run up and dow
~nough of an acrobat y,
small fingers thus do duti
s shoulder-blades. So 1:
to papa, and gets a biti
-norning Van wa in agret
to get on to some importai
i1 he had on hand, -the marshal;
.g of 'an army or something of th
sor t. So he hurried to get into hi
Sclothes; and, of course, they bothere,
him, because he was in a hurry an,
didn't take as much pains as usual
Things would get upside down, "hin<
side 'fore''; while the way the arm
and legs of these same things go
mixed was dreadful to conte'mplate
So I ami afraid it was niot a very pleas
ant face that. came to papa for th<
"There! everything is on now!'
"Why, no, Van." said papa, soberly.
"You haven't put everything on yet !'
Van carefully iinspected all his
clothes. from the tips of his small toes
up to the broad collar about his neek.
He could find nothing wanting.
"You h'aven't put your smile on
y'" sid paipa, with the tiny wrinkles
b mi::np creep about his own eyes.
"Un it eui, Van; and I'll button it up
And, if von~ will believe me, Van
c enn to put it on then and there!
Ai r 'hat lie almost always remiem
bered that he couldn't really call him
self dressed for the day until lie had
inu t a : nny face atop of the white
Co lar and the necktie,
QUEERiI ANIMALS AND BIRDS.
Thiere~ is quite a famous shark, very
!.:g and of uncertain age, known fani
iiryas "Old Ben," that lives in the
Caribbean Sea. He is very vicious
and will eat any white men he can
< atoh. but he never touches the Caribs,
or native Indians, along the coast of
These natives are fine boatmen and
swimmers, and live in the water
alost as much as "Old Ben" does,
venm their women and babies floating
andi paddling about in the warm
waves. The Carib boys aro expert
dih3 ut th- shiarks eau.se them nom
way. Two Etilisillel who were ont
in a dory towards night give a thrill
ing account of his following tihm
stvadily half a mile. Soinetimes they
would hope that he had given up the
chase, when there would see his hor
rible head and jaws and one gleam
ing, sinister eye close in the wake of
their little boat. There seemed to be
something weird in the way he peered
at them, rising sudaenly out of the
dark water; but at last he let them go.
There is a queer wild animal in ('en
tral America that lives, I think, in the
woods. It is like an ant-eater, with
its long sharp head; and like a raccoon
or an opossum, inl its grey, bristling,
coarse hair. Its size is that of a pug
cdog, andthe natives call it Iy a curious
name like peisote. It is not at all
tierce, but is sometimes kept as a pet
with dogs and other animals. It will
stand up for its rights stoutly, al
though usually very Triendly.
A traveler gives an amusingaccoun
of one that became very intimate a:
his camp, although it was never seei
there. It was in the habit of watch
ing every night for the lights to be ex
tinguished. Then it would come dowi
to camp. enter the kitchen sni!T about
I knock the lids off and examine ever:
article of food.
t On one occasion it got hold of a bo:
. of tooth-powder, and ate it all. Bi
anctier time it tried a stew hot;
t scasoned with red pepper. It sneeze
0 1 gited, and at last broke into a fur
on, scol.in,. Very often when t
m iiea did not go to bed so early n
o uual, it could be heard on the hil
s Side scolding like an angry old woma
y w'nd IVould keep this up until th
- Iip was pnt cut and it was dar
Iieough for it- nighly v1-it.
iThcre are many mLou:keys i t,
tropical forests of the Americas, an
they are not afraid-of men, but enattl
t and scol them vigorously.
A p'tiful story is related by M
Neo'i of a batoon. He and a frier
r went hu1nting. and fell in wiin a tro<
t o obv baocons. His friend thongli
e lessv ntred amcng them andt the tro(
- e 1, with the exc1pt1in of one, mo
S ally wouadd 1 y the reckless sht
11) IT ra ge: itielf to : tree. mnd pro
!elfp~ in .1n up;right I ositmna h:.
to min,:1l the wh.le tiercely chait<
iL ing at th:e man who had shot it, as
At list it thrast its hand into
woun'ted side, drew it forth, otrippi
Uwith Llo-.d, and pointed it at its mi
d In a little while it was dead, but
s doer of the cruel deed was overeo
Aal ' mer ro- w Themwh
11 n~ c is ~ i ? - ez
-it baboon or the ape ii the little spi
m onke .. Nothing is funnier than
cdelight inl riding the is It sh.
Cv great agility in leping on the uns
he eting anim:l, which, cf cour
)r 'all ops wi:d;v away, half frantie,
u g0t rid of its captor. The monkey
of the bett r pleasedl the faster it ru
and the mcra it siTueals.
Like the rest ~of its tribe it w
chatter a'd scold whe; angry, but
U will beo:ne vCry fond uf any o
e ho pets and feeds it altho:gh
s ne Ver eaces to play iischievo
tric even on its friends.
Thle humminmg birds of C.mnti
America and the adjoining islands a
ex(luisitely bxauliful. They see
inude of jewels, and the tints chanm
wih glittering iridescence that
'like enchantment. Scarelv at
y color is single; the greens are glowil
s5 wiith gold; the ruby tint is suften<
Swith purple; the crimson or metall
red suddenly flames into tiery orang
and all tints and colors are sparklir
t w ith light.
r The movements are rapid and fair'
like darting, poising, hoverinug, hun
ming, flying swiftly overhead, drinl
ing the gold and rulhy Ilower-cuin
every pee, eve ry imoticn is grace i
BAdventures of a Prospector.
SThe vicissitudes of a mining pros
pctor's life are clearly shown in th
case of one Donald M1eDonald. a gol'
hunter who has just returned to thi
country after making a snug little stur
i the Klondike regiou. 31eDonali
has~ been prospecting ever since 183
et this is the first lime lie has eve
made~l enough to take a rest. Hie ha'm
followed every gold (raze that ha:
struck the country sin1ce that time. bu
ie has always been 1oo laite to nmak'
his coveted fortune. Not once in al
that time has lie ownmed an aicre o;
ground. in every cam p he has beet
focdtyork for the' 1man who hiret
himi. It was in 1871 that lie had hi::
last sig"ht of civilization, and since tha1
time he has lived in the roughlest o1
miing campijs. Never. until he re
tt une 1o Seattle. hizu! lie seen a st reet
ear. ~ i cin eletie light. or a tehlpora
The' (irettrie lights ont boarid thle steami
eiS were the Ii rst-hie had seen. anid auli
the itimhe w.ms abhoard ble took :a (hidd
isi delighit in t urn ing t hem oni an md off,
Nespaperws of every dlesip t ion lhe
'oriially hates. :;nd ii is on the papl2r.,
of the U'nited Staites that he lays thle
b mam fo' r imutcli of the dIistress thait is
biegininig to assune (lminouts propo pr
iois in the goldl regionis. for he' claiimns
tht had( thle piapers tol thelL truithi
aott the distress that1 wais biound to
prvail miany of 1!i- m:r.. m m'n~ en
would not haive atitenipie.i the trip, lHe
is, of course. mfisiakent in this, for
every paper in the couniitry' was full
of warnings againust 1hle periilotis jgur
Th'e experilmenit of (emplo~yin-g womiien
( hilli'othe. Ohio. has purovedi a sue
Spa'in mL'y not be exp'ected. to pro
test against the Czar's disarmuamen:
recelntIY he"oilC Producer" flot "v
ter. anl :ppreWhclnsiton is felt by many
of the residents of the region affee''d
that they are about to blecome par
ticipiails in a grand volcanic drami.
In some of the wells the tempelra
ture of the water rose twenty degre"3
in a single night. In a few the1'
nomenon,101 disappeared Soon aftler :ts
aippearance. In a majoritY of cas'S
howevei.- ie wells fairly steiam fron1
tir newly acquired heat. The -irst
known of this curious state of affairs
was a report that the wells at MIr
cop.. on the Solthern Pacitie Railroad.
thirty ui'es south of PLhoeiis, had sud
denly becomie hot.
It was, four days thereafter that
t110pheiii-Io'noI first was noticed a
doze" miles west of that place. A tett
at one well showed a temperature of
nearly 1NO degrees. No difference is
noted in wells in the immediate vicli
itv of Phoenix.
The line of subterranean heat wave
follows the general direction of the
Sierra Estrella Mountiis. a volcane
chain, lying immediately south of the
L (;ila River. Thence it appears to con
tinue on in the direction of the lHarpna
HulTala 3iountains near which are a
nulier of large and imodern volcante!
cones and hills of drifted volcanic asil.
t F"urther to the east the lava flows are
so geologically modelri as to istre ov''r
I whelined in a number of places ill
- cliff dwellings of " the ;neient.
The Fate of Andree.
The Deutsel.es Yolksblatt of Vieina,
1. Austria, publishes an interestingt i
terviewv with )r. Blessing. the medh
e (.,1 oficer ef Nansen's polar exloil
tion. on Andree's fate. Dr. Blessing
expressed the opinion that it was a
great mistake to conclude that Andree
r. is holiviessly lost because a few false
t reports as to his whereabouts have
been circuiated by practical jokers
t and others. Andree's expedition was
not a wild and reckles s Undertaking.
Ibut a well thought out. carefully or
, ganized scientitle experiment. Andree
; and hits coinpaniolns carried provisis
e for a lengthy period. and could well
r- e living in some part of the polar re
if gions. probably in Franz .osef Land,
or some of the islands which form
s that arCipelago. Dr. Blessing adde
ig that he thought it would be well u
L wait until the end of September befor
considering the outlook for Andree
e escape blhick. If no news is receive
e before then. sonic efforts should i
le m::le to search for traces of the he
o, roic explorers.
A novel feature of the Btirlingto.
Lr biiway Land Department exllibit
s the work of the extraordinarily cle':.
-s wife of a Nebraska farmer. It include:
s-a group of five iures seated at a dit:
ntr tablo and four pictures. The piit
o ures are made of corn. corn hiusks
scorn tassel silk, and the leaves of ti
si-,-er imaple. and they have been don
so well that they would pass foi
paintings. The lirst scene shows thi
it Li-e~ sjv-.
y oung farmer coming to the countra
with his ox team. The second his sed
house and pirillitive mode of breakin.
the prairie. The third and fot;rrt
l scenes reveail the changes wvhich thit
ty y.ears have wrought in the farmer's
home and in means of transp~ortat ion.
The family at dinner are clothed in
corn husks. and( even the table cloth
.is woven of the htusks.--Omaha Corre
, spondence Boston Transcript..
mc Hie'd Seen 'emt.
.Tile yotung man who knew all about
everythiing, aind was willing to tell
everybody else, was talking to the new
boa rder, who was a school teacher,
-andt who had come to the little sum
mier hotel for her vacation.
"HaIvt'e you ever seen IHamp jton
Roads?' tile yotung woman finalliy
"Seen 'em? lhe cried, with enthus!
asm11: "I shiould say so. Tock a h~eyce
trill over 'em 1:ast sununer."
SThe school teacher did not ask him
anly more~ (tuestionls abhout his travels.
and priv-ately the younlg mani told his
rooml-ma~ite that lie thoulght hie had itmu
lresed hier.-Chicago Record.
A. new' lightninr-rod. which ema~n
ites from P'aris. Frianlce, ronisits of
short discha rging points on all1 th
chimnell(ys or~ eleva ted parts. (connced
aong dhemselves by ribbons of .co:
per-pliate inl such a waly ais to inlci''se
the builiding iln ai sort of (enge like that
suggested by Fair:ohav. For plhitinumii
pIn lt s. as ill thle old condutcto rs, thiey
subst itte a colpper 4'ylind~er 2! leet
long and inclined 15 degrees from h
vetical. Thle "earth" is nIlae uy :a
voltte of c'oppier ribbonm sunxk in :a w-. i
The' 'ost ol t his new sysltm is 1b4
one-hird that oft tile orndinary syste:n
with hi llk Miou th emis of copper~i.
The Smallest Paiblic L--n.
Thie parish of W~~igenhall St.
liry. Norfoilk. Enghtnd. has thle honoer
of a pineer poshi lln almonig rutrai1l ar
ishes. lis joirish donlll is lhe :irst
14o float a pultiie leotn. I 'por-tulon
tck~ Is rent'rally issu1elI lairge :11m'.
xm. t' W\igger.nhall (-on-Ils only mun
10 '~I lii modesi slim of x$22., whii- t ai
rundtx. ht i< to i 'I ho'1 that our
tciersw will I'ot nil .-ia k at once.
ori lihe r'stiers of the ity maxiy hi . un
dlt sttai!Cd.-W\Slimxinster (0g~e
Am one tine it was the cuhstomi onl
.sh Wedn ies:hiy toIi appint an1 uiriatl
of thle 1-ingiish palaie4( tOocrow 111e
hontls o '1e dax .xy like ai rock. Thbe
"lw court :as lateI as 1982:.
The stars 01n the Unxited Stk coi1
ae are six-pointed, while tu. Citcd I
recautitfls to Preserve
Some students of Hawaiian customs
jeclare that the people of the islands
aever were cannibals. The popular
dea that these new Americans have
been nourished on their friends and
relatives arose probably in a misap
pre'hensioni of what happened to Cap
tain Cook after he was killed at Kea
Tiie honcrable sepulchre reserved
for chiefs and men of note may have
caused the first voyagers about the
i.,afnds to think that they had found
proof of the practice, which really the
iawaians are said to have viewed
vith as much horror as more civilized
raees. When a 'chief died it became
the duty of his trusty kahus, confiden
tial advisers in life and sworn to the
performance of the last rites, to re
move the body and bury it decently.
That which the Hawaiians honored In
burial was the permanent part of the
body; the flesh was regarded as-transi
tory and perishable, and therefore not
worthy of sepulchre. The flesh of the
corpse was cut off from the bones and
burned; the bones themselves were
(-arefully cleaned, soaked in oil, and
b urnished red with turmeric. Tied up
together in a snug parcel, they were
deposited in some secret cave where it
would be i'apossible for an enemy to
1; nd them. and thus have the. chance
of bringing dishonor upon the dead.
Two centuries ago the great chief
Kualii was the moi or King over the
island of Oahu. In the ninety years_
of his life he fought with so many
chiefs on his own and the other Islands
that he was sure that his enemies
would make great efforts to get pos
session of his bones and on them
wreak some of the revenge which they
had not been able to take on him when,
alive. To make sure that nothing of
this sort should happen, he laid strict
commands on his most faithful kahu
that he should carry his bones beyond
the reach of any marauder who might
seek to dishonor them.
As soon as the breath had left the
body of the aged chieftain the kahn C
hurried his precious treas
to a secret place in the Oahu Noun
tains to fulfil his solemn promiSe. Re
turning, he sent invitations to all.the
I neighbors and tributary chiefs to-at
tend a feast in honor of the dead.
From all the lands of Oahu they gath
ered and from surrounding .islis,
I from Molokai up the wind, and from
Kauai down 'the wind. When '1he
I ames had been performed' with!'it
the ceremonies with .which the Poly7
Aesians turn the days of monnb-n
n IWas s'pread for the chiefs aiid
s mon people. After the last food had
r been eaten and the -calabashes were
q empty the chiefs asked the kahu if he
had carried out the dying wLshes
his master; if the bones were bmried
where there was no chance that they
might be desecrated in any hoomaa
hala. tne Hawaiian vendetta which
was waged against the dead as well
as the living. With the grim assur
ance that his duty had been faithfully
performed the kahu swept his hand
in a comprehensive gesture about the
cc of a hundred chiefs and said:
"T'here are the graves of Kualil; no
one can disturb his bones while they
He had not only cleaned the bones
of his master, but he had 'beaten and
rubbed them into a fine meal. The
night before the feast he had secret
ly visited the house in which were
stored the great calabashes of poi pro
vided for the refreshment of the
chiefs. Into this poi he stirredte
meal to which the aged king had
reduced. The next morning th r
mains of Kualii found their rest!'
plaice in the b~odies of those who I~
gathered to do him honor, and wr
beyond the reach of hostility and yen.,
detta. The chiefs praised the inged
ity of the k-ahu and honored his fidel'
iry. His story has been handed down -
as the type of the devoted servant'
New Tork Sun.
Jim Was In Danger. *.c
"My boy. rmy boy," she cried. as~
threw her arms around a sun-browned ~.
: priva te of Troop M. -
T1'en she kIssed him a dozen times, -
andl with her arms around him, tried'
to introduce him to a number of admir
-Hie wasn't the boy to stay back.
Whien the Maine was blown up he de
elredl lie would go. My brave boy."
A iain she embraced him, but released
him~ a minute later, and, with the
frens plied him with questions and
istened to his tales of life in the field.
A trumpet sounded and the private,
kising her a hasty good-by, hastened
Fir'e minutes later a galloping horse
dashed ar-ound the corner of the road
way and1( up to the group.
She looked up. recognized the rider
Sa giance, and her whole frame
s::ook withi forebodings.
"Jim." she shouted, "come off of that
horse this minute or you'll be killed.
I'd never hgre let you go to war if
I'd have known tha-t they'd aHow you
to ride horses."'
.Jim's companions .ioined i h
hI ngh started by that youngma
SW by lie Went.
General Wheeler's daughter was
rying to persuade him to stay at
ome, and let younger men do the
ighting, urging that he had dohe fight
ing enough for one man. -Finally'she
"Fatlier, why do you want to go?'
Hie reptied: "If a fish had.:been out
4 the water' for thirty<.hree years and
::re iii sig.t of a "ice nond of wfter
wK would wiggle a'i11t: -at any ra't."*
-.exico (Mo.) Le iger..