Newspaper Page Text
NEWS SUMMARY. ,
j" " TUESDAY, APIUL 11.
I Slxteen members of the Elghth Mas-
sachusetts allowed to go on parole
Receptlon and banquet to Senator Frye
glven .by the Lewlston (Me.) board of
trado Rlot at Pana, Ills., leads to the
kllling of seven persons, one a woman,
nnd ,the woundlng of nlne others
New York pollce thlnk that an arrest
may lead to revelatton as to the mys
tcrlous and fatal Andrews flre Lyn
don blue book contalns Secretary Hay'a
note saylogthe Unlted States would not
reopen the blmetalllc questlon on ratlo
of 2 to 1 More versels under coh-
structlon for the navy department than
cver before at one tlme Thial of 13
alleged lynchers bgun at Charleston
Two Rhode Island mllls. clo.sed by
strlke, reopened at na lncreaaed wage
nchedule New w(.ge schrdule In
the Sur.cock, N, li.. cotton mllls
Frbspect ot a busy yenr !n Malne
. granlte quarrles Ex'Ualted sJtates
Benator Tabor dled ot Denver- North
crn capita!l3ts organized the Tsnnessee
Gas and . Coke company Eanisan
Jlubber company re&ivnnized in the In-
terest of hannonV with the trust
Trlal begun ln Phlladelphla cf Senator
Quay and hls son for cons: I; icy to de-
frrn-l IaiWbletcn & Co. of Baltimore
acqilired gas, electrlo Hsht and street
rallway propertles ln Nashvllle,
Coroscr's Jury at Middletown, Conn.,re
turned a vordlct of Justlflable homlclde
ln regard to the Bhootlng of an Itallan
ibarber Bartletjt Trlpp of South Da-
kpta appolnted Unlted States Samoan
commissloner General Lawton cap-.
tured Santa Cruz wlthout loslnga man,
whlle the enemy lost 68 Promlnent
dlplomat at Washington says thls ls a
bad tlme for a peace congress, aa a great
wnr ls llkely to occur.at any tlme
Pall Mall Gazette declarea that a Carllst
war ls lnevltable Several bequests to
rellglous bodles ln the wlll of Rev. Joseph
C. Foster, flled at Dedham. Mass.
TVEDNESDAY, APRIL 12.
Charles Dudley "Warner serlously 111
nt New Orleans wlth pncumonia
General Lawton captures two more
towns, Lumban and Pagsajan Loss
of $300,000 by the burnlng of Idle Hour, at
Oakdale, L. I.; Mrs. Vanderbllt saved
her Jewels; lnsurance $100,000; belleved
to be lricendlary Former secretary of
the late Colonel Henry commlts sulclde
in France "Governor Dlck" Leary of
Ouam preparlng to spend a care-free
exlstence In a Paclflo paradlse Dr.
Nancy Guilford sentenced to state prls
on for 10 years by Judge Wheeler at
Brldgeport, Conn Ratlflcatlon of the
peace treaty wlth Spaln exchanged at
Washington, and Presldent McKInley
lssues hls proclamatlon relatlve there-
to Four cases of smallpox dlscovered
nt Boston; the patlents Isolated and
cared for, and he premlses dlslnfectcd
Grand receptlon glven company H
of the Elghth Massachusetts at Salem
Chlld felonlously assaulted ln Win-
throp, Mass Four men kllled by a
brldge accldent ln New York Bev. H.
J. Stone of Chelsea dropped from the
membershlp rolls by the Hampden asso-
clatlon of Congregatlonal mlnlsters
Many publlc bequests made ln the wlll
of Mrs. Harrlet F. Wolcott, stepmother
of the governor of Massachusetts
Mrs. John J. Johnson of Salem, Mass.,
takes powdered ursenlo, in inlstake for
eoda, and dlcs Mayor. Van"Wyck of
Prlntlng plant and labratory of the
Wellesley (Mnss.) chemlcal' works de-
stroyed by two cxploslons and flre
Twenty-elght Boston patrolmen pass
the examlnatlon of the Massachusetta
Emergency and Hj'glene assoclatlon on
"flrst dutles to lnjured persons"
Successful experlments wlth the eo
phpne, an lnstrument deslgned to pre-
verit colllslons at sea Second day of
Quay's trlal duvoted to attempt by hls
counsel to show hlm the vlctlm of a
plot Vanderbllts sald to have secured
connectlons and a termlnus ln Callfornla
for a trans-contlnental system Gen
eral Shafter before the beef court of
lnqulry Natlves attacked MacAr-
thur's Hne, but were drlven baek wlth
great loss; Amerlcans had three men
kllled; Lawton pursulng the enemy from
Santa Cruz; one man wounded there has
dled Tod Sloan wlns two races ln
England Klng and Queen of Italy
start for Sardlnla.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13.
Indlotmcnt of Mollneux dlsmlssed as
lllcgal, and grand Jury dlrected to re
conslder the case; darlng consplracy to
get the chlef wltness, Heckman, out of
New York frustrated, and Nashvllle
lawyer arrested Washington oplnlon
regards the Samoan problcm as of the
greatest serlousness, and that only great
Eklll can avold trouble; Mataafa's head
hunters ombush and klll Amerlcans
and Brltlsh klaptaln A. J. Hlgglns of
Ellsworth, Me., master Of bark Justln
II. Ingersoll, ln cii3tody ln Brltlsh West
Indles 'on a charge of attempted mur-
der Dlrectors of Boston Merchants'
assoclatlon dlscuss clty tax lssue
Outlaw raclng cycllsts llkely to come
back to the L. A. W. ln a, body Har-
vard sophomores wln the class games by
blg margln Brown's faculty has
passed rules which wlll tend to exclude
seml-professlohals Nelson F. Lewis'
anti-trust newspaper, lnsurance and
banklngschemes laldbare, and stranger
who posed aa a mllllonaire has left Bos-
tbn Warren (R. I.) weavers return to
vork, pendlng effort to adjust matters
by textlle ofllclala; Dodgevllle strlkers
reject proposltlon of a small ndvance
Crulser Ralelgh to start from Bermuda
eo that she wlll reach New York at day-
Hght Satjurday mornlng ln the grand
Amerlcan handlcap shoat at Elkwood
park 66 men klll nlne stralght Fran-
cls-Fuller weddlng at Washington; brlde
the flfth daughter Chlef Justlce Fuller
has glven ln marrlage Members of
the leadlng Oatholic educatlonal Instl-
tutlons meet at Chlcago Former book-
keeper of Natchaug Sllk company, Wlll
lmantlc, Conn., charged wlth embez
zlements reachlrig several thousand dol-
lars Hyannls (Hass.) Odd Fellos
dedlcate new lodge room Senator
Qiiay galns a partlal ndvantage ln hls
trtal for consplracy, and loses somethlng
ln thc judge's declslon to admlt bank
The Britlsh conrt is called the conrt
of St. Jamea because St. Jnmcs' palacc,
London, ia its oflicial headqnarters.
A Uorse will cat in a year nino timcj
hia own weight, a cow nine times, an
ox siz timea and a sbeep six times.
THERE MAY BE WAR.
Leadlng Publlc Men Say Germany'P
Present Course Invlte3 Trouble.
Washington, Aprll 13.-Senator Davls,
chalrman of the commlttee on forelgn
relatlons, asked for hls vlews on the Sa
moan sltuatlon, sald: " We must be care
f ul and not lose our heads. We must not
fcrm an oplnlon tlll all the facts ar
Represtrntatlve Hull of Iowa, chalrman
of the Hnuse mlltlary commlttee, sald:
"Thls government wlll not attempt to
dlscredlt our men there, unless lt ls
shown clearly that they are ln the wrong.
If Germany perslsts In her present
course.there may be war. I do not belleve
thls admlnlstratlon wlll allow Germany
to run thls government, as she seems to
be trying to do now. In my sectlon of f-ie
country the feellng has been strong
OUSI1.MAS K. DAVI3.
agalnst Germany for slx months. The
people belleve thL$he was hostlle to us
in the war wlth Spaln. The people are ln
such tempe'r that they will not permlt any
trifllng or hedglng on the part of the
Unlted States. If there should be war, I
do not belleve that all the European
countrics could or would staiid agalnst
Great Brltaln and theUnltedStates."
Senator Thurston sald that lt would
be pretty hard for three of the most en
llghtened natlons of the earth to.have
war over a few little Islands which are
of no consequence. He consldered the
sltuatlon as somewhat grave.
Senator Stewart sald: "Does Germany
want to flght? If so, she may be ac
commodated. We are a peaceful people,
but we dont permlt otherB to go around
wlth chlps on their shoulders."
Fcars Grave Compllcatlons From the
Recent Massacre at Samoa. .
Chlcago, Aprll 13. Senator Cullom of
Illlnols was asked for an expresslon on
the massacre of the Amerlcan and Brlt
lsh sallors by Mataafans on a German
plantatlon In Samoa. The Senator sald:
"J have only a vague idea of the latest
information from Apla, but from what
I can gather thls massacre wlll result ln
compllcatlons of the gravest character.
The dlspatches lndlcate that Amerlcan
nnd Brltlsh sallors have been waylald
and slaughtered on the plantatlon of a
promlnent German resldent of Samoa
ambushed, accprdlng to , the most ap-
proved methoJs of the unclvlllzed Amer
lcan Indlan and that thls German urged
the Mataafans on to the slaughter. If
these reports turn out to be true, then
Germany wlll be called to account by
both the Unlted States and England."
The Senator refused to predfct what
actlon ln the matter would be taken at
Washington, glvlng lt as hls oplnlon that
the Unlted States government and the
Brltlsh could meet promptly any eraer
gency and cope wlth lt successfully.
A Subtle ricn.
White Sir M. E. Grnnt-Duff waa gov
ernor general of Madrns a judge.im
posed a fine on a nativo Christian. Tho
latter had no lawyer to defend him, bnt
he pnt in the following remarkablo
plea: "Yonr honor may beright, I may
be wrong; I may bo right, honor wrong.
Let honor give uie back the fine, and
then at day of resurrection, when all
hearts will be open, if I am wrong I
will most gladly, air, retnrn yonr honor
They Wcre Both rilRht.
Hicka I saw Gabble nnd Mannder a
little whilo ago. I was qnite delighted.
"Wicka Delighted to seeaconploof
bucIi ontrageona bores?
Hicka They had juat eeparated as I
came witbin earshot. Gabblo solilo
iiuized, "That fellow makea me bo
weary I" and Maunder aaid to bimself,
"111 bet I've lost a ponnd of ileeh."
WUr Iiettcrn Go Atrnj-.
In tho United Stntea there aro 80
Waahingtons, 28 Williamsbnrga, 25
Daytons, 25 Springflelds, 24 Portlanda,
22 Richinonds, 10 Colnmbnsea, 18
Brooklyns, 17 Bnrlingtona, 17 Charles
ton, 10 Bnffaloea, 1C Lonisvillea, 15
St Josepha, 15 Qninceya, 15 Lowells,
14 Nashvilles, 13 Wilmingtons, 13 St
Pauls, 11 Bostona and 10 Clevelands.
A llello of Otlicr Daya.
Tommy Mamina, why have you got
papa's bair in a locket?
His Mother To reinind me that ho
onco had some, Toinrny. Jewelera'
THE WHEAT PLANT,
Its noot Syittcm In nelatlon to
iow nnn uccp Solnc.
"I have alwnys had the imnwLion.
nnd it is general. too, that n JUpal
plant had two uets of roota. Inon crto
learn the exact modo of tlio grov th of
tho plant and of ita roota, I Dl icted
ouiJu au. ioo, tou jraina 01 vjlieat.
onoig. i; one-nait or an inchldeep
ana tne oiuer ii! ig. i two lnchM lipen.
No. 1 camo np fhree days befoRtl '
otber. nnd they were dng nn t)lr 20
and waBhed. ixotico that tbebJadof
tho clnater of roots forma at th 4rain.
FIO. I WIIEAT TLAST.
and in tho ono-half inch deep plofitthe
roots nnd tho stalk or tho lower nl of
thostalkare formed together. Bnthe
two inch deep plant thero is wsmall
root that connecta tho baso or lowcr
end of stalk with tho head of tbei foster
"If yon examino a wheat plai tttat
has been frozen ont, yon will fir ltbat
thero ia no clnster of roota, bnt ; imply
tho stalk cnt off, aa shown at A i lFig.
2, bnt ih Fig. 1 tho clnsterof roc :sand
baso of tho plant nro together a id are
nenrcr to tho top of the gronn Land
they draw up with the plant : s the
'-out heavea tho gronnd np nnd r renot
. uroiccn. J. tnink tuo proper vrap is to
covcr wheat very shallow, jnst e ) it ia
covered on gronnd tbnt ia incli led to
bo wot nnd hcaves out by freezin bnt
on gronnd that is well drained an 1 that
ia not inclined to frcezo ont tht plant
Fig. 2is all right nnd will st& id tbe
dry wenther tho best; conseq uatly
drained land iff tho best nnd mo osnre
to rniso a crop, and ahallow so ing ia
tho best on nndrained land." '
Commontingnpon thoforegoit ?com
mnnication froma enbscriber, t! ;0hio
"When tho seed ia planted dci two
aeta of roots nro prodnccd, one fi a tho
bulb nt lower end of stalk andoi Irom
tbe seed graiu below.. Thia is re r the
case whether tho eeed is plantlllee:
FIO. II WnEAT PLANT.
or aballow, bnt in tho latter case they
aro close togither and forra one chsTer
to all appcarance. Hcnce in lanith'at
heavea up, sliallow sowing ia best, ufho
roots form a mass near tho snrface and
heavo np with tho soil and settleba'ck
again when f roat goca ont. In deep sow
ing tho atoni ia broken in two bctween
tho primary and secondary roots.
In unswer to a qnestion as to the best
method of planting potatoea Tbe Farm
Jonrnal ndvisea: 1. All things cbnsid
ered. we prefer to plant in drilla rather
than in hills, the drilla being 2 or 3
feet aport, according to soil and vari
ety, nnd tho aeed being dropped 12 to
18 mchea apart 2. We have always
'been nblo to grow satisfactory crops by
spreading fertilizor in tho bottom of
dnll and mixing it with the soil before
pntting in tho aeed. 8. Tho number of
eyes to leavo on a aeed piece depeods a
great deal on the variety nnd on the size
of tho eeed tnbers. Heavy setters rennire
fewer eyes than vnrieties that are lesa
prolific in tnbers. When emall tnbera
nro nsed for aeed, more eyes ninst be
left on the piece thnn when the tnbers
aro large. Wo nsnally cnt early potatoea
when large to ono or two eyes. bnt
White Stara nnd similar kinds have
dono well for na when wo have nsed
lnemnw tuuers cnt in half or planted
Dnctcrlnl Itot of Cnbbnec.
As thero is no remedy knownfnr bao
terial rot of cabbago, prevention'nmst
bo relicd npon. These mcasnrcs ato rec
ommended in The Nntional Stodman
nnd Farmer by Professor Stnart of tho
Avoid planting in land on wi,teh in
fected planta have been grown. Several
yenrs may bo necessary to rid tho land
oi ine germs.
uo not nso manuro containing de
cayed cabbago leavea or atalks eltber in
me aeeQDea or neld.
Wot land sbonld be avoided, as it
vors tbe doveloprnent of tlm iH..n.
Keep the planta as freo from insecta
t. -ii '
planta or portlons of the plant
aa diseaaed condition ia noticed. -
MAPLE SUGAR MAKING.
ETnporntorii nnd How to Avala the
Thero aro aoveral good ovaporators on
the markot According to u prominent
Vemont sngar maker, who tells in the
Ohio Farmer nbont angar makiny; in
bis atate, tliose that admit of bhallow
boiling are decidedly best. On thia uud
gome other points ho says:
With but few trees and extremo caro
nerhapa aa good sngar can be mnde with
the common pan na with tho evnporator,
bnt the pan for boiling ia n back num
ber in tho beat Vermont sngar camps.
Exnerienco baa convinced me that the
finest flavored and Hghtest colored ma
plo sngar or airnp cannot be mado with
continued deep boiling. Tho sap in my
evnporator is regnlated to boil nt a
depth of lf incbes. Tho sirnp ia fin-
whed In tuo airnp compartment nt the
back endof the evnporator, which ia 14
feet long. In flnishing the sirnp thia
compartment ia separatcd from the reat
of tho machino by a gate. Thia eriabtes
me to tako off a sirnp of nniform den
sityof ubotit 218 degrecs. Thia will
give 11 ponnde net of sirnp to tho gal-
lon and canae tno precipitation of ma-
late of limo. which ia commonly called
niter or sngnr sand.
This prodnct is a seriona trouble to
all good sngar makera in thia atato
(nothing tronblea tho poor angar maker
bnt tho low price), and different methods
are in nse to get rid Of it. Somo try to
ecttlo it ont, bnt the best nnd most
economical way ls to nse a conical
shaped felt. strainer. If tho precipita
tion is what it should bo. thia will take
ont nll of the "Iiine nnd leavo the
sirnp as clear aa oil. Bnt, aa every sngar
maker knows, removing tho "linie
from tbo sirnp is tho smallest part of
the tronblo. Tho worst featnre is ita
ndherenco to the evnporator, and if per
mittcd to nccnmulate dnring an entire
dny'a boiling it will eerionsly injnre
both tho flavor nnd tho colorof tho airnp
and diminiah tho boiling cnpacityof tho
Tho only safe way and the beat in
tho cnd ia to remove tho limo from the
Eirnp pan or compartment nfter each
drawing of the airnp. With my evnpo
rator thia i8 eaaily nnd qnickly done by
removing n small cap on tho heating
trongh which oxtenda nronnd tho ovnp
orator nnd letting n little cold sap into
thc sirnp compartment, when tho small
amonnt of lime gathored ia rnbbed off
nt onco witl n wooden paddle, tho eap
ia dipped to the front endxif tho ovap-
orator, tho pite raised, and thofinishing
process goes on as before. As tho nro is
not changed tho boiling goes stendily
forward in the main part of the evapo-
rator. Any evaporator can bo nsed in
this way by nttaching a small hose to
one of tho stcrago tanka or by having a
pailfnl of cold sap to throw in ns soon
as the sirnp is nll taken off.
With mo thero is not eo much liine
in tbo first as in tho later rnna of sap.
Malic ncid in sap is of tho snme uatnro
aa the mnlic acid m applcs, and in tho
process of boiling a chemical chnngo
takes -placef bqtween this snbstance und
tKoliineT foiiiliiig n new'prodnfct; mn
lato of lime. bcre incorrectly called ni
ter. This change, or precipitation, does
not takoplace nntil tho sirnp haa reach-
ed the dens: -y of abont 218 degreea F.,
or 11 poum j to tbo gallon. At 'thia
point tho small white crystals begin to
nppenr, and. being slightly heavier
than the sirnp, they ecttlo on the bot
tom of tho evaporator, and the beat ce-
menta tbcm together. forinmg a very
hnrd, crnaty snbstance. Continncd ngi
tation of tho sirnp at thia timc, rnbbing
tbo bottom of tho pan or evaporator
with n wido wooden paddle, will pre
vent tho crystals settling eo mnch and
will savo some trouble. I like to pnt
the eirnp np ns soon na possiblo nfter it
comes from the evnporator. If pnt np
hot in tin cans or bottles nnd aenled np
nt once, sngur crystals will rarely form,
even at n density of 12 pcunds to tho
A Slmplo Ilotbeil.
Tho simpleat kind of n hotbcd and
ono genernlly nsed, na aketched by the
Ohio Farmer, is 0 feet wide by 6 feet
long.taking two three foot sashes to cov
cr it Tho sash shonld slopo toward tho
sontb. Wl ile botbeds nro often made
of waste lnmber, they will be more sat
isfactory if constructed of lnmber that
is i4 inches thick, cnref nlly f rnmed to
gether nnd painted. In order to givo the
eneh proper pitch to the eouth ono sido
of tho bcd sbonld be made six inches
wider. When planka of the width of 13
inches aro nsed. thia cnn be readily so-
cnrod by sawing a Btrip threo inches
wide from the edgo of ono nnd nailing lt
to tho edgo of tho other. In this wny wo
secnre a plnnk nino inches wido (niorkcd
B) for the south side of the bed, whlle
thnt of tbo north aide (A) wlll have a
width of 15 inchea. Tho cnda ahonld bo
cnt aix feet long, nnd tho proper 8lopo
can bo glven them by sawing oil n tri
angnlnr atrip from one end and nniling
it npon ono end of tho other piecca, aa
at C D is a 1 by 8 inch strlp nniled on
to the plank. which holdsthe aash tight
Abont GroTTlns LnrRo Potatoea
A Washington stnto corrcspondent of
Tho AmericanAgrlcnlturist is convinc
ml from hia experimenta that it will pny
to thin potatoea to ono stnlk ln a placo
and so give nll tho strengtn nna uiois
tnro of the land to those that remnin.
Hosays: It migbt bowoll to cnt ont
all eyes of tho potatoea when plnnted
escept such aa nro desired to grow nnd
so savo the tronble of thinning ont the
field to aomo extent. There ia no proflt
ln PTowintr a largo crop of potatoea nn
I in thov nre of merchantnble eize. The
i largcst potntoea nre alwnyafonnd whero
' tUe large8t a-nd Btroneest stalka Bim'
LOVE AT PLAY.
Have you forgottcn bow w6 used to weavo
Onr chlldlsh fanolos for tlie comlng yoarsf
I ln uiy prldo would havo you tlion bellevo
That llfe moant love, nnd lovo could hold no
We built our castlea In the nhlftine sand;
Icrownod you wlth tbe flow'ra thnt fastest
We wandcred through an all onchnntod land;
We lovcd tm Bunnndnever dreamt of sliado.
Phall we agnln bo chlldrcn and forget
How once we partod and hoiv dark our nlBhtt
In that fnlr pathway let our feet be tet
Which leads ns back lnto tho land of llght.
Well woave fresh garlands on that goldon
But-do you whlsper Bomothlng in lay ear
Whlle upon mino your hcart.bcats close onco
Why play at love, you say, when love la hereT
-Pall Mall Gazette.
THE BLACK PEARL.
"The hcroino of my story," said tho
denler in precions stones, Hghting n
cigarette, "is a pearl, a beautifnl fnll
black pearl of extraordinary eizo nnd
rare luster. It ia difflcnlt to expreaa ita
vnlue in fignrea." And thia ia the atciy:
It is juat nbont 20 yenr8 ago when.
one morning a yonng woman entered a
largo jowelry storo in Bndapcst. Every
inch of her dresa bespoko tho back
woods; herbonnct wns a coniposition of
glaringly disharmonions.colora; in one
hand she beld a parasol of old, largo
flowered, faded silk. Every one of her
motiona betrnyed the country girl. Any
salesman of experienco who had watch
cd her entrnnce into tho atore would
havo thongbt at once, "Ah, shq wants
a cheap plated bracelet, with the word
Sonvenir engraved onit, aaamcmento
of thia her first visit to tho city." And
nnder ordinary circnmstanccahe would
have been abont right in hia conjcctnro;
bnt this time ho wasn't. She uppeared
so simple and artlesa, in spite of her
handsome, vivacions black eyes and the
diinples in her red cheeks, that the
salesman attending to her omitted
offcring her a eeat.
Tho yonng girl, however, did not
seom to notico this slight, and nninvited
dropped down on a small red plnsh
fantenil, principally nsed by tho noble
cnstomers of tho store. She opened the
reticulo hanging on her nrm and drew
ont a emall packago carefnlly wrnpped
in tissuo paper. After aho had peeled
off layer after layer of the envelopo sho
took ont tbo nnclens, beckoned to the
owcer of the establishment and exhibit
ed to him somothing sho held between
her thnmb and lndex finger.
"Wlint ia the valne of this?" she
asked in n mclodions voico.
Tho jeweler started visibly and took
the objcct from her hand.
It Waa the abovo mentioned pearl, qf
such boanty nnd size that he hardly
trnsted his eyea. At one placo it had a
barely noticeablo flnw. which might
havo been dono by a former aetting.
"Tho pearl has ono defect." tlie jew
"Indeedl" the stranger answered,
bending forwnrd to iuspect the small
The Hewelcr "sized.nn"tth6 cirl. Her
nswniBliment was. genn)neWartless?f''It
wns not tmged witu tho'fibadow of liy-
VUUIUUliL JUU Ck LUUb i.Ui.l t
"Thnt is perhaps an irrelevnnt qnes
tion," sho unswcrcd amilingly. "But
to givo yon some scrt of saticfactory
answer I will say I carry on n little
pawnbrokev bnsincas, ont in tho coun
try, inberitcd from my father. A noble
man deairea to pawn hia pearl with me,
bnt demands mnch money. Plense tcll
me what it is worth. and I will pny for
"I cannot nppraiso it," said tho jew
eler, rcjjarding it with anadmiring eye.
"Why not? Why cnn yon not fix ita
vnlnet" tho girl rejoincd in a vesed
"Well, well," tho mnn said nppeas
ingly. "I only desired to express there
by thnt tho pearl is beyond appraise
ment becanseof ita great rarity. Its
valne belonga nmong tho 'fancy'
Tho yonng girl pondered a moment;
then, regnrding tho jeweler nttentively,
"Cnn I.ndvnnce 2,000 Corins on it!"
Tho jeweler smilingly ropented.
Tho country beanty evidently becnmo
feverish. Per8piration showed in her
face, nnd her youthful black eyes glit
tered with a fire snperior to that of tho
costlieat diamonds in tho storo. She
asked for a glnss of water. The former
ly inattentivo salesman rnshed toget it
"And will you pay me 10,000 florins
for the pearl if I feel disposed tosoll it?
I am also nuthorized to sell it," she
Baid, with a cortain show of auspicion,
fearful lest tho joweler was simply
;Ah," aho oxclaimed, "I dlvined
you were hoaxing mel"
"Oh, nol God forbid," tho jeweler
responded evasively. "It ia aimply bo
cause I have no nae for the penrL Thero
is only one flrm in Anatria that wonld
bny it the jeweler for the court"
"Wonld yon pleaso fnrnish me with
Ho wrote the nddress on a picco of
paper, which he handed to her; aho in
cloBcd it in her reticnle, drank the glaaa
of water conrteonsly offered by the
ealesman, nnd, in spito of protests,
placed a 5 florin piece on tho conntor
to pny for tho nppraisement nnd went
Twenty-fonr honrs later tho samo
yonng woman, drcssod, if posaible, in a
more glnring snn, enterea tno store w
tho jowelor of the conrt Tho suit of
storcs nro sltnated An den Graleen, the
most fashionnble street of tho capltal,
Vienna. I v (tho rcciter of this occur
rence) recoived her. I was tho princi
pnl bnsinese manager. She showed me
the peurl. .The attire of tho woman waa
ont of keeping witli the valne of the
"Before taklng nny other steps. miss.
it will be necessary for yon to go with
me to tho chief of polico and explain in
what munner the penrl came into yonr
Her eyes darted nro. "And if 1 re-
fnsetodoitt" she exclaimed pnssion-
"Yonr refnsal wonld compel me to
cnll ln n policomnn," I rojoined dryly.
All riKht." she said; "I go ftlong-
wfth you, if this ia the cnstoni in Vi
enna when atorekeepera ure dealing
with their cnstomers. Pleasecall a car-
"Yon mnst pardon me. I said npol-
ogetically. "bnt this is renlly nn ex
traordinary casa A jewel of sncli val
ne" All right, bnt whatever yon do-
yon do at yonr risk. "
The girl nppeared to me entireiy
above suspicion nnd to be quick witted.
A long ncqnaintance with crooks of all
lrinda porrnita me to qnickly distingnish
between tho hypocrito anu the honora-
blo, and I waa indeed not mi8tnken ia.
my diagnosis. Arnving nt police head
qnarters. sho wns asked who she was.
whenco the camo and whence tho pearl.
She gave her nnme and residence. Her
father, she stated, hfld at his death be
qneathecf her amodest pawnbrokershop
in nemall rfjuntry town, which had
often boen vieited by a yonng farmer,
who had pawned varions articles with
her. Ho was very poor, sho said. One
day sho accidentally passed near his
miserable hut and heard n noiso in the
yard. i Well knowing the man, sho en
tered and lcarncd that nll hisposses
sions were being distrained for n debt
of 18 florins. The yonng man called her
aside, secretly showed her the pearl and
asked for a loan of 20 florins on it to
pay the debt. He said the pearl was an
old keepsako with which hoparted most
unwillingly. Moved rather by pity than
by the valne of the collateral, sbe ad
vnnced tho snm desired, althongh sho
knew from general experience thnt if
the penrl was gemine it mnst be qnite
valuable, bnt shethonght it to be an iin
itation only. It is barely worth whilo
to ndd other data. The telcgraph was
called into reqnisition nnd the trnth or
her etatement estnbllshed.
Tho hi8tory of the pearl was na fol
laws:' Tho father of the yonng farmer
had been n chamber valet of Count
Louia Batthanyi, the ministerpresident
of the revolntionary government of
Hnngnry, in 1848. Tho connt wore tho
pearl aa a crnvnt pin. nnd a few honrs
before hi8 death as ia known he was
shot in Pest by order of a military
court martial ho presented it to his
faithfnl servnnt. who nnder no cir
cnmstanccs ever parted with it. At his
death hia son took the pearl ont of the
setting. which he sold, keeping the
pearl und parting from it aa recited.
The pearl itself hnd been stolen ubont
150 ycars ago ontof theEngJish crown.
wbich had contnined three of them.
Two largo diauionda went with it nt
tlie samo time. The English government-hnd.
.boen looking for it for 150
your8&'bn&.t6i no avail,, Njpthing waa
cver heurd of fr uTMihra'OTrent; - irr
wbnt inunncr it drif ted into Connt Bat
thnr.yi's possession will donbtlesa re
mnin u seeret forever. He had most
probably bonght itof somonntiqnarion.
Tho English government redeemed.
tho pearl. paying for it the oftered re
ward of 3,n00, a hnndsome snm.
w ..i !i tho girl diyided with tbe farm
oc but not divided. becansa tho his
tory of tho pearl says that the two cnn
clnded to keep tbo money together
best dcno by gettipg married.
"Yea, " nddcd my gray buircd inform
nnt, "ninny jcwels und pcarls havo
had their cventfnl history. and dnring
tbe many years that I have been en
gngcd in dealing in precions stones a
good many of thoir nps and downa nnd
mishnps theft, nrson, murder und nll
tho crimes on tho statnte books hnvo
como to my knowledge. I propose to
writo a book abont these adventnres.
sooner or later, and I assnra yon it wilL
contain entertainingnndstartling read
ing matter." Jowelera' Circnlar.
Tho sixteenth centnry is that in
which the wnlking stick becnme not
merely a nsefnl implement, but nn nr
ticlo of fnshion, dignity nnd lnxnry. In.
the soventeenth centnry it .waa gold.
headed and mado of rare wooda. It was
a aign of leadership.
For n long period thero wns littlo
variety among Englishmen in tho ma
terial used for the majority of walking
sticks. The "onken towel," aa it wna
pleasantly termed whon'nn enemy wns
tobo "rnbbed down," shnrcd populnr
ity with the crnb treo cudgel, which,
among rnrnl folk especially, was mnch
vulned and classic from tho conflict in.
Wlth many a stifT thwack, many a bang,
Hard crab treo on old lron rang.
Clnssic, too, is thnt stont onken stick
which sturdy Dr. Johnson, who, liko
Knox, "never foared the faco of living
man," provided himself with when ho
went to the pit of tho little theater in
tho Haymarket in fnll view of Footo,
who had annonnced hia intention of
"taking him off" on tho atnge an in
tention which, in view of tho stick, ho
did not carry into effect Gentleman'
Our Conl Prodnctlon.
"Not mnny people, " snya a coal miner
qnoted by tho Wnahington Star, "Bre
probably uwaro that the coal mined in
tho United States nnnnnlly ia worth
more thnn three' timea as mnch aa tho
gold mined here. The prodnct of tho
anthrncite flelda alono exceeds in vnlno
tho ontpnt of tho gold minea of this
country, Cnnnda nnd Alaska, which.
last yearamonnted toover $50,000,000.
East of tho Rocky mountnins thero aro
102,000 sqnare miles of coal lnnds, nnd
the yearly ontpnt ia nearly 200,000.
In tho Pnris morgno 695 bodies were
oxposed last year. Of these 847 hnd.
been fishod ont of tho Seine.