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Qeorge Gould spoke of railway' dlffl tultles at a recent board meeting. "A railway finds It Impossible, by fcaing Just, to please all hands," Mr. Gould concluded. "There la truth In tha atory of the commuter who enter ed a railway superintendents office with a black frown. " 'Well, what next?" the superintend ent said to the man Impatiently. 'By our new time table don't three addi tional trains stop nt your station now?" " 'Yes, but,' growled the commuter, 'they stop at nil the other little sta tions, too.' " Ills Walkln Paper. "My sister'll be donn In a minute," aald little Clarence, who was entertain' Ing the young ninn in the parlor. "I beard her tellin' maw a little while ago that she was goin' to (five yon your writ ten permission to perambulate to-night. What do you reckon b1i meant by thatr "I think I know, Clarence," laid the young man, reaching for his hat. "You may tell her, if you plrnse, that I have decided not to wait for It." SORE EVES, weak, Inflamed, red, watery and swollen eyes, use FUTTIT'S F.YH SALVE.' All druggists or Howard Bros., Buffalo, X. V. Sarcasm. Cleaning the Stase. "We hope," suld the spokesman of the committee, "to enlist your support In favor of a clean stage." "You have It," responded the theat rical manager, heartily. "Why, almost every one of my plnys opens with a girl dusting everything In sight" Philadelphia I'dger. Til Cubb Fan: Wonderful Tile , Remedy Bent free to sufferers by ad dressing Hen Company, Dept. B5, Min neapolis, Minn. THE TURTLE'S HEAD. Chopped Off, It Iletalna Llfa for m Number of Honrs. On the counter, In a porcelain dish, stood the severed bead of a large tur tle. "That la rather grewsome," aald a man who was buying oysters. The oyster opener glanced at the 'bead carelessly. . . "It Is a bet," said he. "I bet Gus 'Schmidt that the head would keep alive twenty-four hours. It' nearly "twenty-five now since I chopped It off. Gus la late." But'I win auybow," he added. "Where's my money? P:iy me my money!" a deep voice shouted at thla moment, and a short man swaggered In. "Tou've lost, Gus," said the oyater opener. 'There Is still life in her." "There is nit," aald Gua Schmidt. "Xlx on the life." And he extended a stumpy finger fearlessly toward the turtle's mouth. "Gee I" Startled, amazed, Gus Schmidt leap ed back. Tor in tha turtle's open eyea a fierce light bad flashed, the ugly mouth had opened and shut with a harp snap, and the head In acme at range way had advanced an inch or two toward the tempting finger, much as a place of atoel advances toward a magnet "Thla may surprise you, Gus," satd the oyster opener, wiping his wet hands in order to pocket his winnings. "But it don't surpilse me none. I've aeen turtle heads keep life In 'em long er'n this here." Xew Orleans Tlmes Pcmocrat. Mot a Regular Nlrarod Employer You'd like to go and apend a week with friends in the country, would you, Roger? Office. Boy Yet, sir. Employer What's your little game now, Roger? Office Hoy Rabbits, sir. IllKhteoua Wrath. "What wera those two boys fighting boutr "Johnny was trying to show Dicky how to make a noiseless popgun." TOOD FACTS. . What an II. I. Learned. A prominent Georgia physician went through a food experience which be makes public; "It was my own experience that first led me to advocate Grape-Xuts food and I also know, from having pre scribed it to convalescents and other weak patients that the food la a won derful rchullder and restorer of nerve and brain tissue, as well as muscle. It Improves the digestion and sick pa tlenta always gain Just as I did in strength and weight rery rapidly. 'I was in such a low state that I had to give up my work entirely, and went to the mountains of this state, but two months there did uot Improve me; In fact, I was not quite aa well aa when I left home. "My fowl did not sustain me and It became plain thut 1 must change, Then I bt-gnn to uw Grape-Nuts food, and in two weeks I could walk a mile without fatigue, nnd In live weeks returned to my home and practice, taking up hard work again, hi nee that time I have felt us well and strong us I ever did la my life. "At a physician who seeks to help all sufferers, I consider It a duty to make these facts public." Trial 10 days on Ortie-Nuta, when the regular food does not seem to sus tain the body, wlU work miracles. "There's a Reason." Look in pkga. for the famous little book, "The Road to Wellvllle." Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. T.'iey are genuine, true, and full si aumaa intercut. 000009000000 0000000000000000 o o o o 9 o o o o Q The jPirate of . By RUPERT SARGENT HOLLAND Author of The Count Copyright, IDOfJ, by J. tl. Llpplneott 90000000000000COOOOOOOOOOOOO CHAPTnit IV. I happened to be silting In my den, fcrltlng, tlie following aflrrninn. when glancing out of the big window that loo!;s up the bench. 1 caught sight of n woman walking near the water. I picked up my Mr.ocu.lnrs and focnsM "I them on 1 i r . It proved to be Minn (trnlmm. dressed In a riding-habit, and with a bnuid felt h:it on her head. Mie wis walking iti a somewhat aimless fashion, skirling the waves nn though she were playing with them. I saw her glance omv nt the Ship and once In the direction of my house. I put down the glns-cs nnd Inid my papers aside. When I went down-stairs I routed Charles out 'if a sound sleep In the kitchen. "Do you remember how to m:ike tea good tea?" I aked him. "Yes, Mr. Felix. Aren't you feeling well, sir?" "Quite well, Pleas make some ten that shall be ready to nerve in about an hour, and get out n but of those unity biscuits. Set the small table In the dining-room out in front of the door, with two chairs, and be ready to serve a lady and myself." "Yes, Mr. Felix." Charles showed no surprise, though he had never received such an order since we had been at Alas talr. I picked tip a cnp. nnd left the house. As I did so I noticed Ihit Miss Oraham had stopped walking nnd was gathering shells. Half way to her. nnd she was still absorbed In the shells, which nre quite iintisunlly beautiful here; three quarters of the way. and she was still playing with them. I had almost reached her, and was raising my cnp to speak, before she turned and s:iw me. A flush of surprise rose to her cheeks. "Good sfternoon." "Good afternoon, Mr. Hermit. Am I poaching on your preserves?' "Not In the lenst . I make you free of the city." There wss a light In her blue eyes which I discovered that I remembered. L..t , ... 1... but a iouna ner mime-mint new and wonderfully prepossessing. I was taking stock of It when she Interrupted me. "I left my horse tied back. In the woods. Haven't you ever keen a riding habit before?" "Yes. I beg your pardon, but It's so very becoming." Again th quick flush, and an Instant's look at the sand. Then she laughed and shook her rldlng-crop playfully at me. "Beware. Mr. Hermit. Any man might say a thing like that, but I expect other things from you. That's one of the pen alties of your position: you mast bo dif ferent. I look for the flavor of romance and adventure at Alastnir." She laughed at my puzzled face. "Shall" I go back home again?" "No. I will fry to remember. Did vou come to see the sunset from the cliff?" "Yes. My aunt has a hendneliA ml has stayed in bed all day. I bribed our waiter to save me a little supper and send It up to my room at 8 o'clock, so, yon see, i m Tree of the club and din ner." She spoko Impulsively, as I Im agined she might do many things, and glanced at m whimsically to Ree of what was thinking. She hnd some of the artlcssness of a child playing trunnt from school. "I do hate stupid conven tions, such as chaperons," she added, "es pecially in summer. We wslked past my cottaire. ubleh Miss Graham looked at with much curi osity, asking me a hundred questions about It how I had discovered It, why i nau nougat it, how it was fashioned In side, and how I did my marketing. I told her I had the same butcher they had at tha clnb. "Oh!" she said. "I half honed vou lived by hunting and fishing, but I sup pose you'd rather Indulge In ocnslonal beefsteaks." I'd rather live that way." snld I. "but Charles, my man. wouldn't like that. He has a very cultivated palate." hen we came to tha ton of the cliff I felt like another ltnlhoa discovering tho I aciIIC. in front of US luy the entrance to tha river, the sloping awny of the dunes to the low, level fields of meadow grass, and the distant background of the pines. Here and there tho fields were dotted with beach marshmnllow, windfalls delicately pink; along tho sedgy banks grew clumps of cat tails, their brown pen nons stitr like so much bronze. At a lit tle landing-stage, where tho river hnd hollowed out a harbor In tho hnnk, rode my cat-boat, the sail tightly furled, tha mast rocking gently with the tide. As we looked a flock of sand-snipe rose from the tall rank grasses beyond tho river and spread themselves like s sail ngnlnst tho western sky. Nature never looked so ab solutely peaceful. 'Iok," I snld: a heron, red-legged, white-bodied, rose from the sedges and flapped his way up the stream. He called to his mate, a low, plaintive ciy "It Is beautiful." said the girl. "I Gon t wonder .(lint you love it." "Ixxik," I snid: the sun's kaleidoscope waa changing, the pule yellows deepen. Ing, the pinks turning lo reds, to oranges to brilliant, blazing golds. Again il stiirieii and softened; r-d and yellow were sutTron, orange the color of coral let again, and the whole west was gold en with a purple border, and lhe:i ns the purple gamed and the gold sank we couM sec the army of pines silhoutlod against the dropping (ire. 1 ney come, the armies come! I cried. "See the spears, see the cres.ed horse nieo, nee the Imnners in the reir!" I turned and her eyes were shiiiin exulting in the beauty of the scene. Then we were silent for a time, uniil ihe blaze hnd Mifletusl and the battle ilmppcd lo a harmonious pence. 1 found a scat for her. and stretched myself beside it. "Tell me what you think." sb said "the Klories you make up when you come here night after III." I bad known bow that view ov the sun vt quiets, yet J w.is surprised to lind her so si ill u ml calm. It i-cansl as though had known each oilier for some time, 1 liuve roii.aiiced to in) self idly from thai cliff when the yellow ie.ht , over the sea nnd I In- river ami the pines, an 1 urew upon my memory only to find well storked. Moreover, 1 learned inur of the river people, of the binls that liv in the luiirsh end of the minimis of the woods. 1 had watch". 1 the purple g ruckle build hi nest mid tlie blue jay foiage for swa ouspiiiig uueu lue sum mux was lastai r at Harvard," etc Company-, All rights reserved young, ami 1 knew many n story of the si a gulls. Miss Grnhnin was a Haltering listener, her Hps slightly parted, her ryes alight with Interest. You inns! be hungry," I said nt last. "lunch nt noon, no supper until 8. I should like to offer you my cottage's hos pitality." I W'.ls lunloi'i, for tlie flush flmf 1 M,,,'-r until r. 1 knew would le, nnd was .not disap- pointed. "Thank you," she answered, "hut, you see what would people think If they looked in your dining-room window and s.. me tnk ng tea sums wan you i , ' , " . ' a.mng room her head so decisive!, that twnnt t. She shook I knew she meant "At least, we will have a cup of tea on the beach," I said, "out of doors oh, a dozen yards from the cottage, where all the world may see us if they choose." Splendid; she cried, and, jumping up, led the way down from the heights. On the smooth sand some distance from my door Charles had placed the lit tle table. Two chairs faced ench other; pliitcj, napkins, and a center-piece of bcncli-niiirshmnllows were the decorations, and my man. ns straight and rigid as an Kgyptinn idol, stood a short distance off. Miss Graham gnve a little cry of pleas ure. "It's like the Arabian Nights!" she ex claimed. "The whole thing seems to have sprung out of the sand." I seated her at the table. "Yon may servo the tea, Charles,'" I ordered. He brought forth the tea-pot, and was about to pour tho tea into our cups when Miss Graham expostulated. "It'a the woman's place to do that!" she exclaim ed, and Charles surrendered the tea-pot into her care. "How ninny lumps of sugar?" she asked, with the delicate supeiority of a hostess to a guest, "Two." "Will you have lemon or cream?" There were both; I thanked my stars that Charles was so thoughtful. "Lemon. I received my ten-cup and a moment later had the satisfaction of bearing Miss Graham say that the brew was ddliclous. "And such pretty cups! I don't believe you're a bit of a hermit, but a very pam pered old sybarite. "We use these only on state occasions, fer our honored gtiests," I explained. lint I don t feel ns if this were a state occasion, she answered. 'It seems quite as though we'd been doing this all sura- iiici . "I wish we had," I said quickly. "I mean, it seems so usual," she said. "And yet. In reality, vou hardlv know ma at all ; why, you haven't even met Aunt Elizabeth yet." "No, that's true," I agreed. "But then. on the other hand, you don't know such a very great deal about me." I It's the very fact that we know so little about each other ia the usual ways. ana so mucn m ouer ways," ailss ura- .u , "''".,n'. Bt m7 Interested In tho " Ship and U. history. yon know." We are." I answered. "That reminds me that I was to tell you ail about the Ship some time." Yes." She looked off to where the boat lay shinning like mahogany In tho jciiiiw aurigiuw, jui uou l you IIlinK we'd better wait until we're on board again. The smell of tar and the feel of 1 1 -ft 1 1 ) I fc - . t . I I the wood will make it so much more real." Then, you'll corner " I began, and stopped, for Miss' Graham was looking Is. st me at the door of my house. I turned to see Islip there, a broad smile reathlng his face. ."Well, well, wcllt" he remarked, ad vancing. "What a charming Idyl 1 Ileal ly, I had no Idea when I cams In at the back door that I should find such a pretty picture awaiting me in front." He bowed1 to Miss Graham. "Where Is the horse, Barbara, that goes with your hahlt? "I left him In the woods. He's used to staudlng." She turned to mo. "Mr. Sclden, have you met Mr. Islip?" Yesterday," I answered. "He lunched here." "Yes," put In Islip; "and he gave me as good a lunch as he's giving you tea. Really, Seldcn, you re not living up to your reputation as a recluse." He paused, looking from Mlns Graham to me, "I hate an Interloper, but I'm afraid that's I the part assigned me. wncn you didn't appear at dinner, and couldn't be found, I volunteered to bant. I was getting quite worried over the disappearance. Your Aunt KUiabeth "Is 111 In bed with a headache," said Miss Graham. Quite so; so we didn't like to tell ber. I took all the responsibility on myself." I may have looked somewhat sharply at Isli; at these words, for when I turn ed to the girl I caught an amused gleam In her eyes. Thank you, Ilodney. Aunt Elizabeth would thank yo.i, too, if she knew. The young man flushed and bit his Up. Miss Graham hud a provoking tone when she wished. I Mt sorry for him. Won't you sit down and have some tea?" 1 asked. He shook bis head. "I must lie getting back, now I have found her." He was too polite to look at bis watch, but we both knew what he was thinking. "I left my horse In your back yard.1 Miss Graham rose. "I must go, too Thank you, Mr. Seblon, for the sunset nnd the leu. Mr. Islip will find my horse and go back with me." Her eyes were dancing ns she looked from one to the other of us men, and I hardly wonder, lor I felt distinctly out of sorts all of a Kiulilcti, ami lslnis race wish t as dwn-ful as usuuL c buries lirooebt Tsllo's horse down to uie iH-ncn, anu we inree ".niKen up m me point in the pines whe.-e .miss t.ranain llllil it'll nrr iimhiiii. i in'ir v cr bcii u llv Ih. unv Kelden" said Islin. t1. inni-Lefs .tinkv- si, in. mm all vesterdav and started in to-dav. Better look out for a Miuall." He giiuned us he disau- peared. Charles was clearing away the remains of the tea-party when 1 returned Sorry. Mr. Felix," wid bo. "I tried to keep the gentleman away, nut be would come out. Said be wanted to see you on pressing bushiest. ' That's all rlaht. Churls. He came to get my guest We couldn't' have eat thre drinking tea all night." "No, of course not sir, of conrse not." T turned to do Indoors. "By tha way, Charles, that tea waa splendid ; you did yourself proud. By the time supper was finished I wss still thinking about tha Tenguin Club, which was s very slngulnr thing, becauss ordinarily I had no use for the place. (To b continued.) RAISE CHILDREN OR TOIL. FcnnnmUt ftnrs That On Thine or the Other Most He Hone by Wives. In the way of practical plans for the amelioration of conditions leading up to unhappy matrimony, two interesting suggestions have been forthcoming In recent weeks, anys the New York Her nld. One of thorn happens to be only n new variation of the old proposition of taxing the unmarried, but the other, by Prof. Patten of the University or i,.0,i,.i ,itlre1v dlf- t(t,l ,1.., that In all families where there nre no children the women ahotild bo bread earners. Tho iw0 ew" ,,,n ' the matter fob low : That wives should bo largely self- sutmortlng la tho view taken by Dr. R)0n Nelson Patten of the chair of economics of the University of Tenn- ylvanla. He came hero last week to tell the League for Political Education of his Ideae and returned to Pbllndel- I'llla. where he Is at present the center of a storm of criticism. The doctor, whom I saw yesterday, still maintains that his wife should go out to do a day's work, as ber husband does, so that by the Joint Income the family revenues may be kept at a fig ure large enough to Insure a good homo and the proper care and educa tion of the children. lie finds that wo- men of nil ranks of life nre entering a leisure class, to the diminution of the birth rate, the degeneration of society nnd the peril of the Btate. "It nil resolves to this." said he, "that woman Is ceasing to become a producer in an Industrial way. Her work lias been taken away from her. In other generations she worked. With the Introduction of machinery and of the department stores much of her vo- cation baa been taken from her. A large part of the work which was once hers Ig now done outside of the house. Once she made clothes and oven wove the cloth from which she fashioned garments. She went Into the gnrden and raised vegetables; she milked the cows. There was a time when tho farmers sneered nt the mnn who milked. A womnn always did that. I have traveled extensively through tho farming districts of the West without ever having seen a farm er's wife milk a cow. 'Formerly the woman was the man's Industrial partner. Her work now hns gone out of the home and nothing re mains for her but) to leave the home in search of It. There is no use for her to wnte her time In frvlnc to do that whJcn , now Mnf( bptter nnd niora cheaply done by other means. "It is far better that she should toll fionl remunerative occupation ana ve ,0 otlier agencies tlie production of articles for household consumption.' Division of Labor. "Got any work this mornin', Mlstah Bovd?" asked old Billy Bulger, safe n the knowledge that no work would pntriisted to him. "No," was the response; and then, befrC I51,ly f0r ,?8 TT ary contribution : "But wait a minute. Lawyer Phillips nas owed me -:u ror twenty years. Collect it and 1 11 give you half." And the merchant, knowing how bad was the debt, winked at a Woitini customer. o The old man found the lawyer in the middle of a group of prospective clients nnd influential citizens. Thrusting through the group, he called, in sten- torlnn tones: "Mlstah rhilllps, nun!" "Well?" queried tho lawyer, much annoyed. 'Mlstah Boyd done tell me that you've owed him $20 for nbont a hun- Hrea ycanr' an1 1,0 wants to know k,n you pay mm, Bun. Tho lawyer hurried to Billy's side. "You idiot," he said sotto voce, "do you want to ruin my business? Here!" and he thrust n $10 bill luto the old man's hand. Back to the merchant toddled the old man. "Well, Billy," said the merchant, "did you get it?" The old man grinned. "I got my half, all right," he chuckled; "but you'd better look out when you go back to get your half he's right smart hot over it, suhl" gur.cess Magazine. Hlpenluar Dananaa. It is a familiar fact that bananai are imported green, but it came as a new tnlng t0 a vl8tor to the banana district in Colombia to find that ba nnuis are not permitted to ripen on tho plant even down there. They are cut and set to hang somewhere until they wither ripe, as the phrase Is. Ba nanas do not have to be yellow to be ripe. That is only the color or the skin when it has dried up. To the person who is accustomed to eating bananas only when they are yellow it seems odd to peel them when they are green and find that they are perfectly rlpo within and fit to eat.- -New York Sun. Unreasonable, 'Mv husband Is so very unreason at i!e. "Most husbands are. What did yours i,o .' lie fixed a fishhook in one of his pockets because ho pretended to sup pose that I robbed him at night, and then he blamed uie becauso he forgot it was there,' Cleveland I luln Dealer, Coarsely UeBned ..WuBt , tUe aistlugulsblng quality i . . , .. OI Uie prouil-IU f..., . Tlie first half mnn jwi iiuun Weeps you wondering what the quea- turn is, and the second nan aeeps you guessing what's the auswer. Wasn' I lngtou Star. Tha Hoostera. Kulckcr Did you sleep well In the country? Booker No; there were too inanjf cuckoo clocks In the tuoruUiv 11 O ood Short Storie ry 1 . jj .fin-Aim : t ! : a., a? Mrs. Nurlcli was in the Jewelry store. "Here are some new souvenir spoons we have Just got In," said the clerk, placing n trny for her Inspection. "Oh, ain't those lovely!" she exclaimed. "I must have some of those! Our cook nmkes such lovely souvenir!" Others may have said the same thing, b'.it this rulher unsympathetic comment Is ntttlliuted to the late Judge Hoar: "Are you going to attend the funeral of General Butler?" n frleial asked him. "No." was tln calm reply. "No, I nin not going to attend but I heartily ap prove of It." When Bonaparte Blubell iiunounced bis engagement to Lily I)oo everybody in the Mucksniltli'H shop congratulated him on winning such n hard-working and forehanded ninte. But l'.rastus Coke remarked : "i'enred lak you wouldn't never speak up, Bonnpnrfe. It's going on six months Hence you be gun to fiddle rotin' Lily." "Dat'a so," Bonaparte frankly ndmltted, "hut I didn't lose innli Job till las' night." An enlisted man at the post of Four Leavenworth was not long ago ordered to the range for" the first time for tar get drill. Out of twenty-one chances the newcomer never made a lilt. "Oh, you dub!" exclaimed an ollleer stand Ing near. "You've missed the target every time! What's the matter''" "Well, sir," nnswered tho recruit, non chalantly, "the only reason I can think of at present Is that the person who set up my target hasn't placed It In a Htrstlght line from here." One of the leading comediiinB of the Frankfurt Theater In Germany went to the director and naked for an ad vance on bin week's salary. The books showed that the whole amount had al ready been drawn, nnd the director said "No." "Very good," said the nc fl r; "then I shall refuse to go on to night." The director 8nw that it was dangerously near curtulu time and re luctantly gnve the actor the amount naked fur, but said: "Kemotnber, sir, thla Is nothing short of extortion, nnd a cowardly one nt that." "Not at all, Herr Diicctor," said the actor, stuffing the money In his pocket, "my name Is not on tho bill for to-night, anyway." Sir Charles Wyndhaui (speaking nt a dinner) told of a young man he once heard of who was paying attention to a lady, to the great disgust of her father, who remonstrated very kindly with him. The father said: "If I see you in this house again I shall kick you out." The young man cnnio back the very next day. "I told you what would happen," said the father, nnd It did happen. The young man did not appear for about five weeks, nnd then one day the father suw him coming towurd the house, nnd immedi ately went and opened the front door. "Haven't you hnd enough?" said the old man. "Have you come again to aeo my daughter?" "No, no," replied tho other. "1 have come on behiilf of the president of our football club." On the relief train that hud been rushed- to the scene of a railway wreck was a newspaper reporter, remarks the Chicago Tribune. The first victim he paw was a man whose eyea were In mourning and whose left arm was In a tiling. With bis lialr full of dirt, one end of his Hhlrt collar flying loose, and his coat ripped up the back, the vie titn was sitting on the grass and se renely contemplating the landscape, "How many people ure hurt?" asked the renorter. hurrying up to him. "1 haven't heard of anybody being hurt, voting man." said the other. "How did this wreck happen?" "I haven t heard of nnv wreck." "You haven't? Who nre you, anyhow?" "I don't know that it's any of your business, but I'm the claim agent of the road." NORSEMEN DRILL ON SKIS. Wonderful Keats Performed by Sol' dlrra In Winter Time. No other army In the world is so well prepared for u winter campaign as Is the little Norwegian army, be cause none other has been so well trained to the use of skis and to cam pnlgnlng hi severe weather. Nearly all Kuropean armies have their ski divl slon, but the rank and file Is not given the drill under arctic conditions, as arc the soldiers of Norway. The skill attained ill handling the ski Is marvelous and the evolutions of a command mounted on these long woiKlen skates Is more Interesting than any other feature of military drill. To a ski runner moving along with his long, gliding movement, one would not suspect that he could "about face" almost as quickly ns n soldier in n drill hall. The first sight of a ski company obeying a command to 'bout face Is be wlldering. and the thing must be re peated several times before the spec tutors will understand how It is done, F.von then lie will marvel how the men etui get around so quickly. The Norwegian soldiers are taught to do long marching carrying with them provisions and artillery, and think noth Ing of a long march In the most rigor ousf weather, making their homes in their canvas tents at night. Their skis enable them to make their way over any kind of country, and no matter what the depth of the snow, cover a given dlstam-e In much shorter time than the average Infantry on the inarch. Of late the ski work of the Nor wegian army has been given much con sbleration by the military students, w ho realize that there Is much more than mi iMilertiilnlng outdoor diversion In the use of the Norwegian snowshoes It is for tlie same reason Hint every country having snow In winter Is edu eating Its so.d'.crs to do effective work in that portion of the year which Is usually spent in garrison. Minneapoll loiirtial. OLD MASTERS OF MTJSJC. Karlr Mslrri of Melodies and llasw uuuy t'rnlurt of Programs. The tendency exhibited among think Ing ai'tlsi In America lo offer works of tho old muster uikui their pro- grams represent also perhaps the most conspicuous feature of the present mu sical life abroad, says a writer in the orum, where the dearth of contem porary musical compositions of a high order seems to warrant these revivals. hleh have taken place both In the field of opera and in that of purely Instrumental or choral music. The gen eral revival of earlier works is spread ing all over Kuropo. Though a modern art music, strange to any, Is already engaging the researches of the anti quary In nearly every country on tho continent. There are many reasons for this In teresting phenomenon. In the first place, It Is far easier for n musical manuscript to get lost than it Is fur piece of statuary or a painting. Then, again, it was formerly somewhat difficult for some of our great coiuhs ers always to get their works Into the hands of publishers. The relations be tween the usually unpractical musician and the commercial Intermediary who undertakes to print the works and bring them before the public furnish an interesting chapter to the history of the art. . Finally and this, after all. Is the ralsou d'etre of the numerous research es now on foot th. grout musician Is rnrely or never fuily recognized during his lifetime, ot, Indeed, until a long time after his death. The frequent nppearance of a man's name in public prints, or even n general performance of bis works, can hardly be nocoptod ns Implying thorough recognition In the full sense of the term. It would be possible to point even to very modern names In substantiation of this state ment. We have got Into the habit of considering our age as a sort of final ity, ns something surpassing nil that has ever gone before. Yet. making nil due allowance for greater facility of communication and more rapid dissem ination of facts, the principle of com pensation is still in oiK'ratiou and. In the deeper sense, much remains Intrin sically unchanged. Bach, like many of our modern mu sicians, also had his friends and pat rons. His name was widely known a fact attested by the circumstances that he was even invited to play befora Frederick the Great. Yet nearly half n century had elapsed after his denth before the world even begun to realize that It hud lost In him one of the great est masters of all time. Hence we cau well account for the worthy nnd com mendable researches of that host of in vestigators abroad who nre now en deavoring to recover from oblivion many rare gems of former centuries. Germany and Austria have their Denknmler der Tenkutist ;' Belgium may boast of n Cevaert ; in France the wor,r is conducted by men like IMcnier ; Spain has its indefatigable Pedroll, and Italy is represented by men like Torclil and Chilessottl. The last mentioned alone has recovered many long-forgot' ten dances of the sixteenth century, which, by their form, may stimulate, nnew the endeavors of modern com posers; for the dance, as we know, bus ever exercised n most powerful influ ence upon tho development of music. The results of these researches are to be found In colossal volumes represent" Ing many treasures of past times. SOME CURIOUS WAGERS. Freak net Won and Lost by tb Conservative llrltou. In the yenr a farmer laid a wager that lie would eat two d-Msea penny mutton pies and drink a gallon of ale lu half an hour, a feat which he easily performed well within the speci fied limit, says the London Standard. In about half an hour afterward he de voured a 3-penny loaf and a pound of cheese nnd then attacked a leg of pork. A few yenrs later, when the prlnca regent was enlivening Brighton with his vagaries, tho notorious Sir John Lade made his celebrated wager that he would carry Lord Cholmondeley ou his back twice around the Steine. As Sir John was short and his opponent tall, much curiosity was aroused, and many spectators. Including ladies, came out to see, but were all balked of th spectacle by the knight declining to bear the nobleman except in the min imum of clothing, declaring that there was nothing In tlie conditions culling upon him to carry extra weight. Of quite another kind was the wager ing by u man (hat lit! would stand nil day upon London bridge Willi a I r.i.vi'ul of new sovereigns, but be tillable to svM them nt a penny apiece, and. like Sir John Lade, he won his wager. Fancy dress balls fire still a fuvoii'le amuse ment wltii people nnd many i u.-i i n 1 :i 1 ul curious designs nre to be seen at such assemblies, but here again there is noth ing new, for, to oii ite only one instance. In ISOti a curious wuger xuis laid be tween two men as to who should as sume Uie most singular character. Tin winner paraded with his coat and waistcoat decorated -with banknotes of different values, a row of ."-guinea notes and a netted purse of gold adorned his hat, while on his hat an peared a piece of paper with the word John Bull. the loser would certainly appear lo have Ikhmi more original still, for he appeared dressed like a woman on one side, one-half of his face being painted and the other half blackened to re semble that of a negro. On one leg he wore a silk stocking anil a slipp"t' and on . I he other halt a pair of linen breeches, a boot anil spur, while hi was also adorned with half a long tailed linen coat. Matlsfurtury Kiidlnu-. "How was your speech received nt the cluti.' usueit one or liumley s friends as they walked along llu Broadway at 1 Inincrsinlt h. 'Why, I ney congrai mated me very heartily. In fact, one of the member came to me and told me that when I sat down he hud suhl to himself It was the best thing I had ever done - Til Pits. Ilr Koltrd It. The Lady- -Why Is tlie average man kin h a fool? The Gent I haven't an Idea The Ijniy And me average man hasn't, either 1 guess that's the an' sweiv- Cleveland Leader. Women seldom Jump at conclusions because they seldom conclude. Tfvu-w V- .f v- V o- K7 ( S Old Favorites 3 n ? SI. Patrick. Warn n (irollemnn. Siilnt Patrick was a gentleman, and h came nf decent pcopl; In Dublin town lie lurll a church nnd he put upon'! a steeple. His father was a Wollognn, his mother was a Grady ; His aunt she was a Kinnignn and hi wife tlie widow Brjtly. ( 'horns Then success to bo'.d faint Patrick, fol be was a saint so clever. He gave the snakes and loads a twist, nnd banished I hem forever. There's i:ot a mile In Ireland's Isle where the dirty vermin in;ilers. Where'er he put bis dear forefoot he mur dered Ihem in clusters. Tlie toads went Imp. the fror.-i went flop, slnKlash into the water. 1 And the snakes conmi'.lted suicide lo save themselves frovi slaughter. Nine hundred thousand reptiles blue, he charmeil with sweet discourses, And dined on them at Knl-la-loe in soups and second courses. When blindwnrms. crawling in the grass, disgusted all tlie nation. He gave them a rise which op'ed their eyes to a sense of their situation. The Wicklow hills nre very high, and so's the hill of Ilonth. sir ; But there's a hill much higher still, ay, higher than them both, sir; 'Twas on tho top of this high hill Saint Patrick preached the sarment ; lie drove the frogs into the bogs and bother'd nil the varmint. Oh ! was 1 but so fortunate as to be back in Munster, 'Tis I'll be found that from that ground I never more would once stir; For there Saint Pn trick plnnted turf, and plenty of the praties; With pigs galore, ma gin, ma 'store and cabbage and fine ladies. The Ship of State. Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State I Snil on, O Fnion. strong nnd great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate. We know what Master laid thy keel. What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel Who made each mast and sail and rope, What anvils rang, with hammers beat, In what a forge nnd what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Fear not each sudden sound and shock, 'Tis of tlie wave and not the rock ; "1'ls but the Hupping pf the sail, And not n rent made ny the gale. In spite of rock and tempest's roar. In spite of false lights on the shore,' Sail on, nor fear to breast tho sea ! Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, out tears, Our faith triumphant o'er our fears, Are all with thee nre all with thee I -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A PIANO-VIOLIN. Played I.Ike Piano, Itut Sounds Like a Violin. From Austria-Hungary, whence coruo so many things musical, comes a new musical instrument which is known as tho piano-violin. It looks like a harp. sounds like a violin nnd is played like a piano. As shown In the cut tho upper portion of the Instrument con sists of a series of strings, each of STRINGS MK1.T THE IIOW. which Is operated by one of the keys on tho piano keyboard. Across these strings runs a traveling band, which performs tho functions of a bow,, ex cept that in the case of this Instru ment tho strings come out to meet the bow instead of the bow- moving back and forth from the strings. Fach string Is attached to a pivoted arm, and as the key is struck tlie arm moves out ward and the htrlug conies In contact with the traveling hand, producing the sound of a bow scraping a fiddle string. A spring pulls the arm buck Into place when the pressure on tho key Is relieved nnd a pedal at the bot tom of the instrument regulates tho ound. The American College Student. Privy Councilor .mil., on his return to Berlin, after a three months' visit to the United States, delivered a lecture before the students of the Industrial high school of that city. In which ho had much to say in praise of Ameri can students and of the college sys tem under which they were trained. "Our students," bp said, "can help themselves tinunclull.v only by teach ing. The American student has the ad vantage in 1hls respect, because, with out losing caste or dignity, ho can break slone. act as a waller or porter, or do work at any trade. It Is not nil Infrequent occurrence, that a young man neis as n waiter at a gathering of I pie where be Is reicived ns an equal as soon as his i lentul iluilcs have jeeu performed.'' lxerii Keeord of Tree. There are s.",..s-u trees in fans ami each tree bis its lot number, age. hls lory and comliiiou recorded in tho ImmiKs at the City Hall. Tlc appropria tion for tills department is S'.i'nmo u year. liut 1 1 Dor. 'Speaking of poetry, docs the nuslerii School make r.s think V" ' "Well, it makes us bustle for the dic tionary that Is, those of us who have liny curiosity ut nil." I.ulsville Cou rlcr-JouruaL liilr VTj 'lUmNTWWTIlTrSS