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VOICES OF CONGRESSMEN.
Many Repr?sentativen Dave Won
Celebrity by Lung Power.
Ther e is always some one member of
the house who possesses a voice far su?
perior in depth and volume to that of
any of the other members, which In it
Rolf serves to give the member possess?
ing it a certain reputa tion. In the pres?
ent house, says the Washington Tost,
this voice is possessed by Marriott
Brosius, of the Tenth Pennsylvania dis?
trict. Mr. Brosius .has a faculty of
talking so hniil at times that the people
Jn the galleries cannot distinguish wh:it
he says. Another Pennsylvanian who
possessed n similarly ]*>werful voice
was the late W. P. Kellcy, commonly
known iis "Pig Iron" Kellcy. In Ids
day ho held the voice record against all
eomcrs until ('Varies II. Van Wyck, of
New York, who was afterward n sen?
ator from Nebraska, appeared on the
scene. His voice was oven greater than
that of Mr. Kellcy. Back in the old clays
the greatest voice known to congress
was that of the late William Allen, of
Ohio, whose statue now stands in
Statuary hall at the canitol. It is told
of Mr. Allen, when ho was in the house,
before the days of railroads, that oneof
his colleagues left for his home in Ohio.
The day after lie was gone, Allen
lamented the fact that he had taken
bis departure so soon, as he wanted to
consult him nbou? some measure which
had come up suddenly. ''That needn't
trouble you, Allen." said a fellow--mem?
ber, "lie hasn't got ncross the Alleghe
nies yet. .Tust go out on the balcony
and call him back."
DIDN'T WORK WITH A SKUNK.
Ho??? Method .;f Hunting Scenu to Be
for U;il>btts Only.
The. Sun recently told of a man who
hunted rabbits with a hose, und got
them. The Sportsmen's Review tells
how other men tried the same scheme
in a Chicago suburb, and why one of
them wishes he hadn't. The way to
hunt rabbits v, ith a hose is to push the
hose down into the rabbit hole, and
have men guard all the exits, while
somebody yells into the hose.
A man named Cutler doubted the
efficiency of the method, according to
the Review, but a man named Von
Lengv.vkc said it would work, and he
would prove it. A party of hunters set
forth oifter the rabbits, and came to a
rabbit hole. Cutler guarded an en?
trance, while Abo Kleinman did the
The rabbit went out of the hole
over Cutler's head, and away out of
.sight. Cutler admitted that he had
been in the wrong, but he wanted to try
to catch a rabbit, ami, pointing to a
hole, said it looked likely.
As K-forc. Kleinman yelled into the
hole. Cutler got- close to the hole, so
that he would be sure of the rabbit this
time. He s.w.' a beast coming, and
with both arms clasped it tightly when
it struck his breast.
The onlookers heard a muffled yell,
Mich as a half-choked man might utter,
and saw Cutler roll over baehwnrd,
throwing the boast from him. Instead
of a rabbit the beast was a scared
An Ancient Remedy for Cancer Now
In a recent Science Echo attention
v.-na called to the use of Chclidop.ium sap
in the treatment of cancer successfully
practiced by a St. rc k-rsrhurg doctor.
Mr. Lecson Prince writes to the current
number of Nature giving quotations
from ancient writers showing that this
plant was highly valued by them for
medicinal purposes. Thus in n Latin
work published in 1401 at Mayence, in
speaking of the plant Chelidoniuin
mo-jna, we read: "And for cancer of the
.mouth the powder of the root is com?
pounded with the powder of roses and
boiled with vinegar."
Again, in a Dutch edition)published in
1G44, of a work of Thcophrastus, after
describing a method of preparing a de?
coction of the plant, the writer goes on
to say: The use of this liquid is es?
teemed, which taken into the body cor?
rects and dispells all corrupt pernicious
humors." Great botanists like Linnaeus,
Murray and others have, it seems, ex?
pressed in their writings astonishment
tit the oblivion into which a plant so
'energetic as the Celandine has fallen,
while the ancients knew how to appre?
ciate its qualities. After all, then,
Wordsworth may be forgiven for writ?
ing two odes to the greater and lesser
Celandine, respective! v.r. nd the scat hi:, g
sarcasm bestowed upon him for so do?
ing by Byron was scarcely merited.
GORGEOUS MALE SERVANTS.
Lord Mayor'* oentlemc-n's Uniform*
to Clothe Dasky Monarch*.
I was told some amusing facts the
otlier day about the lord mayor's men
servants. It seems, says a writer in
the Collector, that the present lord
mayor has IS, eight of whom arc over
six feet in height. Their livery is sap?
phire blue '.civet, with heavy gold lace.
These uniforms are only worn during
the year of office, after which they be?
come the property of the servants, who
sell them to the firm which supplied
This is an nr.cleut house, h/iving the
monopoly of supplying uniforms to the
servants of city grandees. And what
do you suppose becomes of these
clothes eventually? They arc sent out
to African kings for wear on state oc?
casions, at least the majority are,
though a few are retained for the the?
But the most comical part of the
whole affair is that the firm of clothiers
is sometimes asked to send out a
throne or a crown of gold to the duskyr
potentates v.ith the !;arments. And
they do it, too; a city merchant will
supply anything under the sun.
Ornauenti Exchanged for Pood.
During the Indian famine of 1879-1880
the mint at Bombay received $12,000,000
worth of gold and silver ornaments,
sold by Ute. natives for f-jod.
SAVAGES REST STAND!KG.
OJ?l At<itiicJf? Assumed In DiCcrenl
Men who do not sit have" two atti?
tudes for resting; women'use one of
tL?ir own. Squatting "en the heels"
in favored in India and China. In this
position the weight of the body f::!ls
upon the toes, and to keep the balance
comfortable the arms must lie ever the
knees, the hands c!:::::;lir.g. A J'u
ropcaa trussed in this manner promptly
feels a pain In his calves, but he e:m
understand that habit makes it a rest?
ful position. In fact, colliers use it.
There is a legend current in North
Staffordshire referring to the embodi?
ment of militia or volunteers?fyr au?
thorities differ?early in the century.
After divers eccentric maneuvers, th?
officer cried: "Stand at ensc!" When
ins order had been explained; every man
squatted on his heels like an Indian
eoolie. There is, however, a mode of
resting practiced by some jungle tribes
(which is utterly incomprehensible. I?e
ing fatigued, these people staud on one
lejBr.oiuLeurl thcioot nf the at* -rsa^i
sac can. rne same extraordinary cus?
tom is seen in Africa,
We ask in bewilderment, why on
earth they do not lie down, or at least
tquat? It may be hazarded ns a mere
conjecture, without any pretense of jus?
tification, that they or, their forefathers
dwelt in swamps especially malarious.
But the custom shows what unnatural
usages men will devise before it occurs
to them to sit down "likeChristians."
The cross-legged attitude is general
from Siam eastward through the Malay
countries. In the jungle you will see
a man crouch, the knees raised, the
.inns folded over them and the chin
resting on tho arms. Sorpe tribes, as
the Dyaks, carry a mat dangling bo
hind as part of their ordinary costume
to shield thorn from t?tedamp soil. But
seldom, indeed, will a man sit upon a
L.g or a root, though there be plentj
around. The idea does not enter bis
mind. More rarely still, if that be pos?
sible, will you observe him squatting.
Women always crouch, upon the floor,
of course, with the knees bent sideways,
Thus resting on the outer part of one
th grhj a mighty uncomfortable posture.
US it seems to us!
It may be riBsumedJtherefore, that
Hitting down Is an acquired habit. If
any savages practice it?as a conveni?
ence simply?I have neither seen nor
heard of them. But we arc all con?
vinced nowadays thnt the ideas und
us .?*\s of tho natural man were every?
where much alike in that stage of de?
velopment. If so, it follows that the
inhabitants of Europe squatted, or
stood on one leg, or, at least, did not sit.
? Kew Review,
^WONDER.-UL WATER SUPPLY.
A Subterranean Itivcr That I'Mov*h
Toward Loa Ansclos,
in the San Fernando valley, ten or
. leven miles north of the city of Los
Angeles, exists a water supply which is
termed marvelous by those who have
examined it. In an alfalfa field, oozing
from the ground, come drops of pure,
fresh water, which, under development
and by collection, increase within a
mile to a mighty stream, flowing 7,000,
000 gallons every 24 hours. The water
is neither artesian nor spring in char?
acter. It. had long been a tradition in
the arid district adjacent to the old
San Fernando mission that o subtcr
nean stream flowed from the distant
Sierra, but it is only recently that par?
tial verification has been given to this
Below a stratum of 2-i feet of light
soil a mas3 of very coarse gravel bearing
water is found. Its depth is from 57 to
1 '.*> feet, and it reste uj>on a hard, blue
clay that holds the water. For a mil'- a
flume has been const meted. This ditch
is six feet wide and four feet deep.
Built through the coarse gravel, the
water percolates from all sides into the
duett and steadily incronses in volume
until the daily flow is claimed to be
T.COO.CCO gallor.fi. Thus far the water
has been conducted through 30-inch
pipe for a distance of seven miles to
w ard Los Angeles. At soro ? points upon
the line it furnhhes water for irriga?
tion. The ultimate intention of the
owners is to supply the water solely for
domestic purposes in Wc>: Los Angeles,
where they have franchises for laying
mains, and to the soldiers' home of
2,000 inmates at Santa Monica, under
contract with the United States govern?
ment. At present much of the water
is going to waste, as it cannot ail be
used. Some of It is turned into the
river, but the supply i:- at present a
source of danger, owing to its abun?
dance.?San Francisco Chronicle.
HUGE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
Harp Made In :.n Open Lot?Why It
The most gigantic harp ever con?
structed, as far as the record goes, was
that made by Veritan, the provost of
Burkli, near Basel, Switzerland, in 17ST,
says the St. Loui3 Republic. That was
a long while ago, but the fame of M.
Veritan's gigantic harp was such that
it is still occasionally mentioned by
writers on the rare and the wonderful,
just as the. sea serpent, bloody rain,
live mastodon, etc., are. M. Veritan's
colossal musical instrument was 320
feet in length, und, on that-account,
was ccmstriK'tcd in an open lot instead
of in a harp factory. It was most sim?
ple in construction, consisting of 1.1
wires strong tightly between two poles.
These wires were, of different size3, the
largest lKiing cne-sixth of an inch Sd
diameter and the smallest one-twelfth
! o? an inch. They were stretched north
and south and inclined in such a man?
ner as to form an angle of from 20 to
3C degrees with the horizon. This queer
instrument was not intended as an ex
erated toy, but was constructed for
the express purpose of foretelling
changes in the weather, which were
calculated by Prof. Veritan according
to the different tones the instrument
made when the wind was blowing
WORLD'S BEST THIN ARMOR.
Hemarknble Tinte? at Indian lien
That Sbot Could Not CrnoU.
The navy department is securing a
constant improvement in the quality
of its armor plate, says the Washington
Post. A test made at Indian Head the
other dry demonstrated that it now
possesses the Lest thin armor, at least,
in the whole world. A four-inch plate
representing some of the side armor
of the battle ship Kcarsarge, that was
well up cn the bows, was fired at with
a five-inch gun. Not long ago a shot
was calculated as able completely to
penetrate an armor plate of one and
one-half times as thick as its caliber.
In other words, a five-inch shot would
penetrate a plate seven und one-half
This four-inch plate, however, not
only kept the shot out, but it smashed
it up, and the only mark left on. the
plate was slight dishing in the center,
not more than half an inch deep. This
passed the plate. Then another shot
was taken at it to ascertain the power
required to perforate the plate. This
was accomplished only by giving the
shot the high velocity of 1,985 feet per
second and even, then tho plate was not
CALIFORNIA POWER SCHEME.
To Transmit Electricity Over Seven?
A corporation to be known as the
Southern California Power company
has been organized w ith a capital stock
of Sl,OCO,no6. The principal stockhohl
? rs arc Henry Fisher, of Pittsburgh.
i'a., and II. H. Sinclair, president and
manager of the Eedlands Electric Light
& Power company. The purpose of the
company i:-; to develop power from the
Santa Ana river by taking water at the
junction of Bear creek and Santa Ana
river and carrying it in a cement ditch
and tunnels about four iniles, thus se?
curing a fall of 1,000 to 1,100 feet. The
power w ill be transmitted by pole line
V5 miles long to Los Angeles. It will be
the longest line and the highest voltage
(:;o,000 volts) in. use in the world. The
line will run through San Bernardino,
Pomona, Ontario and Pasadena, and will
be able t<> s.?ply all power needed in
these towns, ^^js proposed to deliver
i>?wer into i?^cles by January 1,
A. Powerful Liquor Distilled from
I'he Favorite ? Heverngrc of South?
western SitvHue??It Soon Knockt
Out the Tons;liest Old
Tizwin is the intoxicant produced
among- the most uncivilized Indian
tribes that live away up in the moun?
tains, over 200 miles from civilization,
un the border* land between Arizona
and Mexico. It is made from the fruit
of the giant cactus of the hot. deserts of
the southwest territories, known as
sahuara fruit. Tizwin is in common use
or abuse among the southern Arizona
Indiun tribes. The fluid has recently
been analyzed by the scientific experts
sent to the southwest by the Smith?
sonian institution to study the mode
of life of the most primitive savages
in the union. It has been found be?
yond any doubt that the tizwin of the
Indians to-day is manufactured in ex?
actly the same way as in the days of
the aborigines of this region Jong be?
fore the white men came to these shores
from the old world.
Thus another stigma is removed from
the long-suffering white man, who has
been accused by the Boston ians of
teaching his poor red brother the use
of fire water. With the facts before
us it appears not only probable, but
certain, that for ycar9 before Columbus
discovered America and contracted the
disgraceful habit of chewing and smok?
ing tobacco from the natives, the art
of painting things red was well known
in the quiet streets of the Zuni vil?
lages and the avenues of the seven
cities of Cibola. It was doubtless, even
at that venerable date, no uncommon
sight for the good savage housewife
to see the partner of her joys and ?or
rows come reeling to the doorstep mak?
ing night hideous with drunken song.
The sahuara (Cereus giganteus) is
the largest and most remarkable of
the cactus family, and is peculiar to
Arizona. Travelers through the terri?
tory see thousands of these giant tree
cacti from the car windows. They
abound in the hot, sandy wastes. The
sahuara blossoms in October and early
November, having large, starlikc flow?
ers of pure white, with a golden cen?
ter. In December the fruit is ripe
It is pcarshaped, being attached to the
limb at its pointed end, and when ma?
ture turns a brilliant red and splits
open at the top and sides, like a chest?
nut burr, exposing to view a luscious
rod morsel of pulp HI! I with minute
black seeds. It lesen strawberry
jam. In taste it is slijlilly like the
raspberry, though not so sweet.
As soon as the fruit ripens the squaws
and children travel miles over moun?
tain and plain to gather it in large
baskets, which , they carry on their
bends. As these giant cacti are from
10 to 50 feet in height, much of the fruit
is out of their reach and is left for the
woodpeckers and bluejays, which are
extravagantly fond of it, and frequent?
ly indulge to such an extent ns to be?
come stupefied and unable to fly for
a time The squaws, however, easily
gather as much as they want from the
smaller plants by means of long, thin
j>oles, with hooks lashed at the ends,
with which they pidl down the fruit.
The gathered fruit is deposited day
by day at a common center, where it is
pressed and the juice collected into
large earthen olla.s, where a modicum
of water is added. These cllns are
stored in a closed, dark room, where
a slow fire is kept up for several days
until the liquid begins to show a foam
on top, which is a sign that it is fer?
menting. It has then attained the de?
sired intoxicating power, and word
passes from mouth to mouth and from
villnge to village.
As soon as the welcome news ar?
mes a.ll hands knock off various oth^r
kinds of loafing and hasten to the tiz?
win camp to put in their time around
the improrised barroom,'stupefying
themselves with frequent draughts of
the liquor and dancing or fighting bc?
twecn drinks. The squaws and chil?
dren, who are never allowed to join
in the revelry, manage to get their
fun out of the affair by climbing to the
low roofs of the wickiups and viewing
the drunken levels of their lords and
masters. Thus the orgic continue
night and day until the supply is ex?
hausted; and by this time the passions
of tho Indians, naturally fierce and
cruel, having been inflamed a hundred?
fold, some one in the crowd utters a
war whoop, and they leap on their
ponies and arc off on a raid against the
The Apache at best is but a devil,
but when his blood is heated with tiz?
win the father of evil himself is n ic
fined gentleman in comparison.
As sahuara fruit ripens only once a
year, it is a whole twelvemonth be?
tween drinks with the Indians, and all
their worst outbreaks have occurred in
the tizwin camp. The old settlers who
stiil manage to worry along in this
sunny clime have good reason to re?
member tizwin time and its regular re
ClUTCnce every summer. To them it
recalls many a fierce outbreak of the
bloodthirsty Apaches.?St. Louis Globe
A Dellclous Prall Jlent.
Select oranges with perfect skins,
wipe them with adampeloth and weigh
them. Peel the fruit by taking t lie skin
off in quarters and then cut it into
straws. Cover the cut peel with hot
water and let it cook 15 minutes. Drain
off the water and again cover the peel
with hot waterand boil until the straw*
are tender. Meanwhile put into a pre?
serving kettle the weight of the. fr? It
in granulated sugar and squeeze over it
the juice of the orange. Put the kettle
over the buck of the fire where the
sugar will slowly dissolve. When the
liquid boils put in the cooked straws
and boil 20 minutes. Put the peel inti
jelly glasses and when it is cold cover
A I?ed tor Tall rcr?ons.
Many tall persons complain that the
tedding will work itself free nt th>
foot of a bod, no matter how carefully
It may have been tucked in. Such peo?
ple should fry laying a small fold in the
upper sheet at the bottom of the bed
when putting on the covers. This will
prevent the feet from having a drawn or
close feeling, and obviate the desire to
lift the clothing with the feet and pull
them up from the boitom.?Detroit
c'omJiieiiioratlnff Verlnlnc's Death.
A queer Parisian commemoration
is that of the anniversary of Paul Ver
luine's death by a mass in the most
aristocratic church of the Faubourg St.
Germain Saintc Clotidc. There is noth?
ing in common in the place and the
works of the wretched life of the Bo?
Austrian Lire Insurance.
In Austria the mau who le^es both his
hands in an accident can claim the whole
of his life insurance money on the
ground that he has lost the means of
maintaining himself. Loss of the righl
hand reduces the claim from 7;> to Ki po
cent, of the total.
BILL'S IN TROUBLE.
I've got a letter, parson, from my son away
An' my of heart Is heavy ns an anvil In
my breast '
To think the f?oy whoso futur' 1 had onco
so vroudly planned
Fhould wander from the path o' right, an"
come to sich an end!
I told him when he left us only three short
He'd find himself B-plowbV In a mighty
He'd miss his father's counsels, an' ho
mother's prayers, too,
But he said the farm was hateful, an' he
guessed he'd have to go.
1 know thar's big temptation for a young?
ster in the west,
But I believed our Billy had the courage to
An' when he left I warned him o' tho evcr
That lie like hidden sarplnts.ln life's path?
But Bill ho promised faithful to be kecrful,
He'd build a reputation that'd mako us
But It seems as how my counsel sort o'
faded from his mind,
An' now the loy's In troublo o' the very
Ills letters came so seldom that I some?
how sort o' knowed
That Billy was a trampln' on a mighty
But never once Imagined he would bow my
head In shame,
An' In the dust 'ud waller his ol' daddy's
He writes from out In Denver, an' the
story's mighty short:
I Just can't tell his mother; It'll crush her
poflr old heart!
An'so I reckoned, parson, you might break
tho news to hci^
Blll's In tho Icgislatur', but ho doesn't say
THE POWER OF LOVE.
11V AICHA SHEILD8.
If ewer a spoiled baby grew to a
spoiled child, and so to a spoiled man,
that baby, boy and man arrived at the
last^mcntioned stage about the time
Clarence Parker reached his twenty
fifth year. His father left this scene of
earthly change when Clarence was a
crowing youngster of two years, and
Iiis mother, the sweetest-tempered 3it>
tle woman to be found, immediately
commenced a system of indulgence ad?
mirably calculated to make a milksop
of her only son and the heir to his fa?
ther's large estate.
That he did not grow up vicious was
probably due to the fact that he fair?
ly idolized his mother, and would not
have grieved her for any amount of
self-gratification. Also, it must be con?
fessed, because he was too indolent to
care to seek pleasure that did not fall
across his path.
He had been educated by a private tu?
tor till he entered college, had gradu?
ated there, and traveled through Eu?
rope with his mother.
Mrs. Parker was a little woman, a
mere mite beside her tall, stalwart son,
who called her hy a thousand pet di?
minutive names in half a dozen lan?
guages. She was blue-eyed, fair-haired
and daintily pretty, neat to the extreme
of nicety, gentle, low-voiced, and ex?
quisitely feminine, yet withal with a
well-stored mind and an intellect that
made her a charming companion, even
for her college-fledged son. Many a
suitor had tried to win her from her
one devotion, but in vain. Allher love
that was not her con's was buried in
his father's grave, and she never put
off the soft grays, purples and neutral
tints of second mourning.
"When you arc. married, Claire, 1 will
buy one pink rose in honor of the occa?
sion," she would say. But. at 25 Clar?
ence had never given her occasion to
think of the. pink rose. ?
1 have said he was spoiled, and in a
certain sense he was. Without any vi?
cious tendencies, he lacked the ambi?
tion and energy that arc the attribute
o.1 a true, manly nature. Tall, strong,
in perfect health, handsome as a young
Apollo, he was content to dawdle
through life, spending his ample in?
come upon dress, jewelry, oj>era tick?
ets, a well-appointed equipage, und tho
means of a lazy, useless existence. Ai d
his mother, proud oi his beauty, his pol?
ished courtesy of manner, his dcvotioii
lo herself, asked no mcra.
But she was a truly loving woman,
and when Clarence was 25 was willing
to concede her throne in his affections
to a younger, stronger love, the love
that would brighten her son's life
with home happiness when her scepter
was in the coffin.
And half proudly, half regretfully,
she recognized the fact that the idea! of
womanhood he had founded upon her
example made him far too fastidious in
his intercourse with the girls of mod?
ern society. A loud voice annoyed him.
A brusque manner disgusted him.
"When I find a young lady as gentle,
refined and lovely ns yourself, mad re
mia," he would say, "I will move heav?
en and earth to win her. Until then, let
me enjoy my liberty." ,
It was in the late spring, and Mrs.
Parker was prepariugfer her annual re?
moval to her country seat at Chestnut
Hill, when a letterreached'her from her
cousin and life-long friend in Ohio, beg?
ging her to take charge of his only
daughter for a few nionths, while he was
absent upon a trip to the far west. lie
"You have so often urged me to allow
Myra to pay you a visit that I do not hesi?
tate now to ask your hospitality for her.
I cannot well take her with me, as wo ara
a party of nine men upon a prospecting
Jaunt. I do not like to leave her here
alone. Will ynu add to your kindness by
using the Inclcst-d check for her dress.
We have lived In this lonely seclusion so
long that I do not doubt her whole at?
tire will be startllngiy primitive, and she
has no friends hera to help her select
There was much more, read aloud to
Clarence, with this explanation:
"My Cousin John became a hermit
v. hen his wife died, ten years ago. He
is wealthy, nnd a man of learuing, but
he has buried himself for years upon a
lonely farm. I have urged him often to
send Myra to a good school, and let her
make her home with me, but he said the
child was his only comfort, and I be?
lieve they have been inseparable from
her babyhood. She is?let me see?she
must be 10."
Clarence made a grimace.
"When dees she come?" he asked. 1
"Thursday. We shall be at Chestnut I
Hill, but you can come into the city to |
And at the appointed time, in a fault?
less suit of summer gray, Mr. Clarence
Parker etoove his carriage and coal
black horses to the depot. The train
was just in, and he watched the passen?
gers stream by till one answered his
ideas of his expected cousin.
A girl, very tall, very straight nnd
rery handsome, in a dark, southern
style, dressed in ill-fitting gray linen,
with a plaid shawl on her arm, walked
past him to the dressing-room, with a
free, graceful step and poise of her
glorious head eminently suggestive of
country life in the west.
"She is a perfect squaw," Clarence
thought, slowly following her to the
ladies' room. The next moment, grace?
fully bowing, he asked:
"Have I the pleasure of greeting Miss
Myra Delano, my cousin?"
"Ah, you are Clarence!" she said,
showing two dazzling rows of teeth in a
tmile of frank pleasure, "Is Cousin
"Ma: mother is at ChjesjLriujJ.TjJL but I
nwve my carnage nc?c iO ui i\e-y?u'6ui
of town. Shall I take the checks for
"I am desperately hungry," she an?
swered; "could \vc get something to cat
while the trunks ore being'carried out?"
"Here? I could drive you to a quiet*
"No, no; here! 1 could eat fried
whale, I am so starved. 1 have had
nothing but gingerbread and apples
since yesterday noon."
There was no resisting such an ap?
peal, and Clarence led the way to the
depot restaurant and offered his cousin
the bill of fare. It being one of his
great points in feminine perfection that
the appetite should be delicate and
needing coonng, he was absolutely
shocked to see Myra Delano eat. Such
an indiscriminate jumble of provisions
would have made his mother ill for
a mouth; but Myra heartily enjoyed
steak, eggs, coffee, pie, rolls, cakes,
oysters, anything and everything, as
the waiter put it before her.
She was not rude, did not cat with
her knife or fingers; but she bod not
one of the little dainty tricks of man?
ner that made Mrs. Parker's table eti?
quette so charming, and Clarence, tri?
lling with his own luncheon, wondered
if iu six meals he could eat as much as
this "squaw" ate in one. In his owa
mind he christened her "squaw,"
though he was far too courteous ever
to speak so of her, even to his mother.
All through the long drive home,
she chatted,-frankly us a child, of her
journey, her home, her anticipations of
pleasure in her visit, and, while her
voice was clear, ringing and musical,
her language was well chosen, giving
no j:ir to Clarence's fastidious taste,
though ho wished her tone more sub?
dued. But her dawdy hat, her cotton
gloves, her stout leather boots, her un?
tidy hair, were all an offense.
In his first hour alone with his moth?
er he implored her to buy some dresses
for their guest that were not two sizes
too big and seven sizes too short.
And Mrs. Parker, utterly over?
whelmed by the tall, handsome girl
thrown upon her care, found her life
suddenly burdened with unwonted re?
sponsibility. First, there was a daily
tight to settle between Lucilla, her own
French maid, and Myra.
"But, madame, the dresses ncvarc
will lit, ncvarc, if mam'sclle will not
wear ze corset, or let me make ic fit,"
the maid would protest.
"I cannot breathe, all pressed up so,
Cousin Clara," Myra would remon?
strate, "I should stiflo in an hour."
It was dillicult to compromise, but
Mrs. Parker, by exercising the patience
and gentleness natural to her, finally
presented Myra with a well-chosen
wardrobe thai gave her the freedom of
lungs and movement she craved, and
yet set olf the magnificent figure.
The girl's own utter ignorance of
dress amazed the little wouiaa of fash?
ion. She found that a half-yearly visit
to the nearest town, an order to tho
dressmaker to make warm dresses for
winter and cool ones for summer, com?
prised Myra's idea of dress. Scrupu?
lously cleanly, she was absolutely with?
out vanity, and as pleased as a child
to note the improvement in her looks
produced by a becoming arrangement
of her abundant raven hair, and the
tasteful brooch of bright color in her
tastefully appointed dress.
The first time Clarence saw her in a
dress of black silk tissue with a dash
of vivid crimson here and there, at the
tlnont, in the glossy braids of hair,
the sash and sleeve knots, he was abso?
lutely amazed at her beauty.
"If ouly she was not such a savage,"
he thought, regretfully.
But there was not one hour of the day
that she did not jar upon bis fastidious
ideas. lie lode with her other request,
end told his mother, confidentially, thct
lie never imagined anything but
an Indian or a circus-rider could so man?
age a horse.
He sang with her, and found that he
must actually exert himself to prevent
his deep baritone notes being overpow?
ered by her ringing, powerful voice, full
of sweetness and music, but utterly un?
He found her in the garden, driving
the gardener distracted by her criti?
cisms upon his plants, and proving all
her theories by transferring roots with
her own hands to spots of her own se?
lection,where they invariably improved.
lie caught her in the woods, practic?
ing with a revolver, shooting at a mark;
and she pathetically told him she was
all out of practice, and onl}- hit her mark
six times in nine.
"I suppose there is nc shooting to be
had here?" she said, dolefully, and then
described hunts she had taken with her
father, in the far western woods and
plans, as if shooting deer and squirrels
v. ore everyday affairs in a young lady's
? Every day Clarence found some
prejudice rudely shocked and everyday
he found new fascination in Myra's so?
ciety. There was an irresistiblecharm in
the very frankness of her manner, the
daring of her movements, that were
free as a child's, but never awkward or
abrupt. She was absolutely ignorant
of all feminine pursuits, knew nothing
of sewing, housekeeping or the number?
less accomplishments that made Mrs.
Parker so fascinating. And yet she hud
an instinctive avoidance of any uncouth
cr rude speech or act. As Clarence
ence told his mother, she was thorough?
ly gentlemanly. She told Mrs. Parker
once, in a sudden fit of shamefacedness
for her ignorance of womanly duties,
that she never knew a lady. Ilcrfather
was not willing to have her associate
with the farmers' wives or their daugh?
ters, and their only servant was an old
sailor, who cooked for them. All sew?
ing was done in town, and sent out to
them, and when the garments needed
mending, they were sent to the orphan
"Am 1 very dreadful?" she asked, in
"You arc not at all dreadful. But I
think it would please your father if you
learned some womanly accomplish?
"I could make him more comfortable!
1 never knew what a dreadfully rude
home we have till I came here. Our
piano is in the kitchen, and papa's books
are everywhere. I don't suppose young
ladies here have a rifle, revolver, riding
habit and hat, whip and fishing-rod in
their own rooms, but I have all of these.
As for work-boxes und croohet-ncedles,
I never owned either one or the other.
But if you will teach me, Cousin Clara,
I will learn to sew and cook, and make
And Cousin Clara, won from the first
by the bright, beautiful girl, willingly
taught her all she wished to lenrn. It
was only in brief snatches she could
learn. Sewing worried her; cooking
smothered her; housekeeping accounts
bothered Iber. Yet gradually she was
Only the spirit of mischief possessed
her when Clarence was near. Knowing
nil his fastidious tastes, all his indolent,
dilettante ways, sho delighted to jar
upon the one, and shake him out of the
other. She roused a new ambition in
his mind by her keenly-pointed sar?
casms at his effeminate pursuits. She
challenged him to races, shooting
matches, pedestrian trips, and fairly
drove him about by the laughing lash
of Joes witty tonT.v.s. .
it ?ras envious" fo note how itiey came
by degrees to a level, the one shaking
oil* unmanly indolence, the other soften?
ing masculine traits, while the little
winged frod of love hid, laughing, un?
suspected by either.
Mrs. Parker found him outlirst. Lov?
ing Clarence above all else on earth,
her mother instinct taught her quickly
the rcasou of the change in him, the in?
fluence that was giving him an erect
carriage, a new light of energy in his
great dark eyes, on added interest in
the affairs cf his own furl line, seeking
for channels where it might flow to
benefit others as well as himself. And
reading the secret Clarence as yet did
not hinistif :? ispcct, Mrs. Parker ex?
ulted in her heart to 6ee how Myra was
just as surely Lowing her free, frank
nature to the yoke of love, softening
her manner, toning down her joyous,
ringing voice, training her hands to
Autumnal winds were scattering the
crimson leaves when John Delano came
to New York for the first time in ten
years, and was the guest of Mrs. Parker
in her city home, to which the family
had just returned, lie came for Myra,
thinking of her happiness to come back
to her free life, and she grew pale at
his loving caress.
"What nils the child?" he asked, turn?
ing to his cousin as Myra loft the room.
"She was never so quiet as that in her
"Yon will know soon, John. No, you
may know now!" said Mrs. Parker,
pointing, as she spoke, across the haH
to the library, where Clarence had risen
as Myra entered. Just one long look
into the two faces satisfied the father.
"It will be well with her when 1 am
gone," he said, half sadly; and when
Clarence came to him to win his con?
st nt to wed Myra he received him cor?
dially and gladly.
"It will be lonely in the old home,"
he said, and Myra clinging to him, be?
sought him to go back no more to the
solitary life of the past.
"We need you here," she pleaded; and
Mrs. Parker indorsed the petition.
After the wedding cf the young folks
and their home-coming, to the new
house Mrs. Parker insisted upon their
Occupying, Cousin John fell into the
habit of spending his evenings with
Clara. They were so lonely, these mid?
dle-aged people, each deprived of a com?
panion of years. They missed the
"child" w ho had been the center of all
h ve for each, and, talking often eft heir
mutual loss and gain, drew their sore,
lonely hearts into close communion,
until Myra, walking' in upon her bus
band one morning, announced:
"Claire, I have been to see your moth?
er, and father was there, nr.d?guess?"
"Well, I guess that after this, who?
ever goes to see my mother will be very
likely to find your father there."
"Not a word! Is it settled?"
"Yes. They insist upci: a quiet wed?
ding in church, and we can cease to fret
any longer about cither one or the other
missing you or me."
It was quite true. The power of lo;e
that had so softened and Improved Myra,
so ennobled Clarence, had drawn the
bitterness of their early widowhood
from the hearts of John Delano and
Clara Parker, and shed benign light
over two happy homes.?N. Y. Ledge:1.
Bin \Torlt!Ty 13fTcetH.
A New York firm applied to Abraham
Lincoln some years before he becaire
president, for information as to the
financial standing of one of his neigh?
bors. Mr. Lincoln replied: "Yours of
tie 10th received. I am well acquainted
with Mr. -. and know his circum?
stances. First cf all, he has a wife and
baby; together they ought to be worth
$50,000 to any man. Secondly, he. has a a
o!:icr.- in which there is a fable worth
fl.S0 and three chairs worth, say, one
dollar. Last of all, there is in one cor?
ner a largo rat hole, which will bear
looking into. Respectfully,
Or.'Sob-n Deep LUD.
Crater lah;, a small body of water as
far as the iitrface area gees, situated
In the Cascade mountains of Oregon, is
2,000 feet deep.
j when ordinary
I specifics fail.
the weakened f
to throw off
f the disease.
50 cents and
$1.00 at all
Scott & Bowne, Chemists, New York.
That Should be of Great Interest
to American Women.
RESULT OF A PROMPT REPLY.
Mrs. Parker Considers Her Cure So Wonderful
That She Desires Mrs. Pinkham to Still Pub=
lish the Facts, Feeling That Other Women
Should be Influenced by Her Experience.
It is quite unusual for Mrs. Pinkham
to publish a testimonial from any oik
person more than two or three times,
largely on account of respect for the
?.vornan who gives the testimonial, as
well as for the reason that she wishes
her testimonial letters to be
varied anil numerous, thus rep?
resenting the wide territory over
which her influence for good
among her sex is being felt; but
by the special request of
Mrs. Chas. Parker, of Lit
we aga;n puo
lioh the two
she wrote to
the relief which she !117?*
received in such a ? ,
short period after
commencing to use Lydia
E. Plnkham's Vegetable
Compound seems to her most
remarkable, and although
about eighteen mouths have
gone by sine: she recovered her health
she never forgets to write to Mrs.
Pinkham periodically expressing her
gratitude and wishing to do all she
can to spread the good news among
other suffering women.
May she wrote the following letter
to Mrs. Pinkham:
"I am suffering and need your aid.
I have terrible pains in both sides of
uay womb, extending down the front of |
j my limbs and lower part of my back,
attended by headache and pains in the
back of the neck and cars. The doctors
have given me opiates to quiet the pain.
I have a very high fever near all the
time. I am nervous and cannot stand.
My doctor says
I must*keep in
bed. Now I place
my sc 1 f under
your care. I am
only -1 years old
and too young to
suffer so much."
The above let?
ter was received
by Mrs. Pink?
ham, at Lynn. Mass.,
May 15, which re?
ceived a prompt reply.
The following letter
reached Mrs. Pink?
ham about five months
later; note the re?
"Little Falls. Minn.,
Sept. 21? I deem it
my duty to announce the fact :o my
fellow sufferers of all female com?
plaints, that Lydia E. Pinkham'8 treat?
ment and Vegetable Compound have
entirely cured me of all the pains and
suffering I was enduring when I wrote
you last May. I followed your advice
to the letter, and the result i.s simply
wonderful. May Heaven bless you and
the good work you are doing for your
* Op-rr???m fi??*? the aI1^mPortant fact that in addressing firs. Pink
P txCinCiriUCr ham you are communicating your private His to a
I ~~~~ 1 "? woman?a woman whose experience Is greater than
3 any male physician in America. You can talk freely to a woman when it is
ji revolting to relate your private troubles to a man. firs. Pinkham, at Lynn.
I flass., is more than ready and willing to have you write her if you are iu
y doubt. She will gladly answer every letter. Her advice Is free.
A HAUNTED TFitE.
TIio Coon Do? Turned Tall Wben
They Straelc it.
Last fall a party of coon hunters from
this city were in the woods in this vicin?
ity and the dogs limited splendidly un?
til they struck this old tree, says the
Danville (Ky.) Advocate. There they
tucked their tails between their legs
and simply flew. They whined and
gave other evidences of fear and could
not be coaxed into hunting any more
that night. Finally the hunters them?
selves became scared. One of them de?
clared he heard the sound of a voice as
if from sonic soul in deep distress. This
settled it. Every man in the crowd
suddenly remembered that he had busi?
ness in town and townv.aid the whole
layout proceeded without further par
leying or loss of time. The next day ,
an old gentleman residing in Danville :
was told 'of the occurrence and he re?
called the fact that he had been one of
the party which had a similar experi- '
ence near this cid tree three years age
and he said that the spot had been
haunted for many years. A long time ,
ego an old gentleman by the name of
Louis Streat was murdered for his
money and the murderer hail dragged
Iho body to the foot of this tree and
covered it with dry leaves. The mur-'
derer was never punished by law. A
young man named Henderson was ar?
rested charged with the crime and at
his examining trial was liberated on
$3,000 bail. He jumped his bond and .
disappeared some time afterward.
ALWAYS PLAY FOR MONEY. '
Enfflisbnen r.nd Evit. Clcrsj men De*, i
on n Unme of Card?.
"England is termed Puritanical,"!
said a New Yorker who has been in I
London a good deal, "but English peo- j
pie who consider themselves very prop- |
er do things sometimes which would '
shock people of a similar sort in this
country. 1'cr instance, even clergy- \
men often play cards for money, and j
women do so as a matter of course. 1
never played a game at an English |
house at which there was not a slako. j
' "The stake was small if women were i
among the players, aud possibly only a J
few BhilUngs changed hands, but it
never eccmcd to occur to any English 1
people I ever met to play for fun. The |
people were of the middle class, which
is anything but fast.
"Fancy an American clergyman play
Ing cards for money! lie would be con- .
sidered a bad lot by many if he played J
cards even for fun. And certainly a i
young woman who arose from a card j
table with a dollar, more or less, of a",
man's money in her possession would j
be considered fast, to say the least."
Where lie Drew tbe Line.
Among the first stories recorded by
Mr. T. E. Pritt in his "Anglers' Basket," !
is one alxmt a Scottish laird who was j
relating the story of a fine fish he had ,
caught one day to b:s friends at the!
dinner table. "Donald," said he to the
servant behind his chair?an old man.
but a new servant?"how heavy was the ?
fish I took yestcrdny?" Donald neither
sj:oke nor moved, The laird repeated the J
question. "Wecl," replied Donald, 'it |
was twal' pund at breakfast, it bad got-!
ten to ach teen at dinne?-lime, and it
was sax-and-twenty when ye sot dawn !
to supper v.-i' the captain." Then after ;
a pause he added: "I've been tollin' lees !
a' my life to please the shootcrs.but I'll
be blowcd if I'm going to tell lecs noo,1
through my old age. to please the fush- '
A Monster Octopus.
An aquatic creature.supposed at first
to be a whale, 22 feet long, 8 feet wide
nnd G feet high.was lately found partly
buried in the sand at Anastasia Beach,
Fla., by a couple of St. Augustine cy?
clists and was pronounced by the presi?
dent of the local scientific society to be
an octopus. The missing tentacles
might have beon worn away by the
sand and waves or eaten by sharks.
Nervei and Teeth.
Bad nerves and bad teeth will be
found to go together in an extraor?
dinary number of cases. The hustle and
bustle of our modern life, which is sc
trying to the nerves, has an equally dr
trimental effect yuen the teeth.
INTELLECT AND NERVES.
i':r;ii:i of Mental Wor!: Increase*
At u recent sitting of the Academy oft
Medicine M. Magnan analyzed the pa-?
j:er of Dr. Toulouse, constituting an in?
quiry into the connection between in
tciiectna] superiority and neuropathy,'
says a Taris correspondent of the Lon?
don Standard. That inquiry must, says
M. Magnan, be made on the mostemi
r.en t men in science, art and literature,
and M. Zola was selected for tic first
observations. Some time ago the nov-.
elist explained in a letter made public
why he lent himself willingiy to the in?
quiry. As early as 1843, Reveille Parise,
in his physiology of men occupied in in?
tellectual work, discovered in the nerv?
ous disorders frequently noted among
them the consequences of the too great
activity of the brain. But subsequent?
ly Moreau, of Tours, going further, de?
clared that a genius was but a man
suffering from neurosis; and, lastly,
Lombroso declared genius to be epi?
lepsy. Those conclusions were, said
M. Magnan, far from being founded on
icr.ily scientific bases. Dr Toulouse,
thiuking that the solution of the ques?
tion demanded direct observations, has
proved by long and minute observations
that M. Zola is neither suffering from
epilepsy nor from hysteria, and that he
is not a madman; but that tlie numer?
ous nervous dist urbanees he experiences
denote a certain.) want of equilibrium in
tlie nervous syatem, such as is noted in
superior degenerated persons. The in-,
tellectaal strain increases the nervous
disturbances inherent in their nature.
rnt>a Vafnly Trte?l to Explain It to
Ella Inquiring; Son.
"Papa,'' said Bobby, according to the
New York Journal, "what is natural
"My son," began papa, as he leaned
back in his chair and looked wise, "I
am Jjad to hear you ask such sensible
?V'.^stions. Natural philosophy is the
science of cause and reason. You see
this little stick? Well, I will toss it
up and there, down it comes. Now you
know that it ascended in the air and
dropped to the floor, but jou don't
know why it?"
"Did natural philosophv cause it to
"No, er?n-not exactly. It is the law
of gravitation that causes "all bodies
"Did natural philosophy make it go
"No; n-r.ot exactly. That was force
transmitted to it ey my hand, and?"
"Did natural philosophy cause it to
bounce when it struck the floor?"
"No, n-not exactly. That was tlie
elasticity of the wood which?"
"Dkl natural jiilosophy cause It to
make a noise when it struck the floor?"
"N-not exactly. That was the vibra?
tion of the?"
"'Papa, what is natural philosophy?"
"Bobby, don't bother me with your
silly questions. If I hear another word
out of you I'll give you some of it with
Such is life.
A Matter of Conrtewy.
An irascible man entered the sub?
station exactly at four o'clock and, ap?
proaching the money order desk, polite?
ly requested the presiding genius to is?
sue him an order for $50, say's the New
York Advertiser. "Too late," said the
damsel, curtly, pointing with on ink
slained linger to the clock. The in?
dignant man stormed, raved and finally
challenged the correctness of the time?
piece. The imperturbable lady smiled.
The following afternoon, two minutes
before the closing hour, he again pre?
sented himself, and calmly asked:
"Am I too late?"
"Only just in time," remarked the
"Thank you. Now, miss, I must
trouble you to issue me 50 orders for
one dollar each"
"F-'i-f-t-y!" gasped the horror-stric!.
cu woman. Her tea had just arrive I
.??nd was standing on a table behind the
screen. "Surely you are joking?"
"Madam," said tlie man, raising his
hat politely, "courtesy begets cour?