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! i Gave Mini a t.rllllnar. The tncek little I'uii) was showing lits friend around his new residence. "And whim room Is that?" queried the friend ne they enme to another sloor. "Tho grilrroom," sighed tho meek nan. "Did 1 nnderstand you to say grill room T "Yon did. Thnt Is where my wife take m when she wants to Rive tno curtain lecture on amoklng foo many cigars and remaining out after 10 p. m." ' EARNEST ADVICE. ft. . C. rrUfpnol Speak for lb Itrnrltt ot lh Sick. Any, person suffering with backache rinary disorders or other signs of kidney coiupinim may feel the utmost confidence in the fol io w I n g statoineii' made hy Rev. V. C Pottypool. II apt I s clergyman, of Herrln 111.: "A weak hack mil! S J disordered eoiidltlor l of the kidneys nil III noyed me for sonif 1 i years up to liiHt fall J I often hud to slop VI work and press mi hands to my buck. My limbs ached constantly and a! lent I could not sleep. The kldncj secretions also passed too frequently. I got a box of Doau's Kidney 11 lit ad they helped me quickly nnd per manently. Further use brought a per fect cure." Sold by all dealers. f0 cents a bog Foster-Mllburn Co.. riuffalo. N. Y. Tha Traces of th Bnili. On every aide In the Malay wild , the traces of the beasts which here live a scheduled, as safe from moles tation, as did their ancestors in pre Adamite days are visible on tree trunk, on beaten game path snd on tbe yielding clay at the drinking places by the hurrying stream. Here a belt of mud ulne feet from the ground hows that an elephant has rubbed his ttcbing back against the rough bark f a tree, and, see, coarse hairs are still ticking In the hardened clay. There long, sharp scratch repeated at regu lar intervals marks tbe passing of a rhinoceros. Uere, again, Is the pad mark of a tiger barely an hour old, nd the pitted tracks of deer of all lies and varieties surround the deep ly punched holes which are the foot teps of an elephant. Cornhlll Maga zine. . 1 Tber Is mnrs.Catarrh In tbli section ot tlie couatrv thiM all other diseases put to ethr, and tin til the last few yean we supposed to be Incurable. For a (treat many year doctors pronounced It a local dlseass and prescribed local remedies, and by con stantly falling to cur with local treatment, tpronounced It Incurable. Science has proven atarrh to be a constitutional dlsrAxn and therefore requires conatitutlonal treatment Hall's Catarrti Cure, manufactured by F. J 'heney Co., Toledo, Ohio, la tbe only con stitutional cure, on the market It Is, taken 'Internally la dose from 10 dropa to a tea--apoonrul. It acta directly oa tbe blood and anurous surface of the system. They onl ne hundred dollars for any caa It falls U eur. Bend for circulars and testimonial. -Address: K. J. rilENKT CO., Toledo, O. Bold by lroRsrlt, 75c. last Hall's Family Pills for eonstjpatlo Only an Eicoie. The late Claus Speckles." said l "Ban Franciscan, "had oue weakness of which he waa a little ashamed. Jin could not resist the appeal of u beg gar. Tet he knew that the charity societies are right, and that most I rg tars are Impostors. ""'Have the moral courage of your convictions,' I said one day as I saw Wrn give a beggar a quarter. 'Send these fellows to the charity specialists Jor investigation.' "'Moral courage!' Mr. Bprecklea murmured. 'That is what ws call on when we contemplate a mean action. 'A school teacher once told her tfass that the courage which makes tra -do what we think is right, regardless f tbs sneers of others, was moral v courage, the best kind. """Then, if a boy haa a box of Xsandy, like me yesterday," said a likl, "and if he eata it all himself, with out giving any to people that bare, no right to it how much they call him mean aud stingy that there's moral courage, slu't it, teach irr" Of at DIBereat Opinion Now. Yotl ars charged with larceny. Art you rillty or not guilty?" "Not guilty, judge. I thought. I was, but I'vs been lalkin' to my lawyer, an' tit's convinced me that I ain't." Chicago Tribune Tka Retort Aarlcalar. DUsatlafisd Matron My daughter tayt you don't understand harmony as well as he thought you did. I may as well tell von, too, that she has a cultivated tar. Muaio Teacher It's a cultivated ear, it ft, noadaraT Well, that accounts for tbt traordlnary sis of It SOT DRUGS . Ko4 Did it After using laxative and cathartic medicines from childhood a case of ebroole and apparently incurable consu ltation yielded to the scientific fond, Crap-NoU, In a few days. "From early childhood 1 suffered with such terrible constipation that I had to use taiatlves continuously going from on drug to another and suffering mora or lesa all the time. "A promJnent physlclau whom I con ulted told me the muscles of the diges tive organs were partially paralyzed and could not perform their work with out help of some kind, so I have tried aU different times about every laxative nd cathartic known, but found no help that was at all permanent. I bad filial ly become discouraged and bad glveu cay case up as hopeless when 1 begun to tise tbe pre-digcaled fuod. Grape-Nuts. "Although I had not expected this food to help ray trouble, to iny great surprise tirupe-Nuts digested inunedl tely from the first and In a few days I was convinced that this was just that my system nesled. "Th bowels performed their func tions regularly and I am now complete ly and permanently cured of this awful trouble. "Truly the power of scientific food oust be unllsiilted." "There's a Iteason Head "The lioad to Wellvllle," la pkgs. Ever read the abovs letter? A new one appears from time to tima. Ihry arc genuine, true and full of &uxnan interest. K wniw 3000090000000000090000900000 The jpirate of rvperSsarcent Alastair HOLLAND Author of The Count at Harvard," etc Cocyrlcht. 1E08. by J. D. Llpplncotl Company. All rights reserved. 9 O O o 9 9 900000COC00000900000000000 CHAPTER VI. (Continued.) T followed hln direction to th porch enclosed with glass, and found Mies Orn lmm nilting there with an elderly woman who proved to be her nttnt, MiM Corey. She presented me, and the e'der lady, iftcr making a few comments on the m-fiil nifht, withdrew. Still atntiditig, I nt my hand into my inner pokct and drew forth the box with the locket. "When I went back to the Ship this ifternoon I found yon had dropped the locket from your chain. Permit me to re turn it." "Oh!" she said. "How good of yon to bring It! I disrov-'red It was gone and was afraid I might not be able to And it fter the storm. J'hnnk you m much, Mr. Kelden." I felt singularly cold nnd hnujjhty, and ecmed to delect a certain reserve also lu her manner. The air of the Penguin Club was not conducive to Informality. I hnd intended to call her attention to the fact that the lorket was open when I came Umn it, but could not bring my self to do so In the face of the chill that eemod to have settled down upon us. "Won't you sit down and talk to me?" the said, but I ahook my head. "I must be getting back. The storm is letting worse every minute. The wood road will soon be a swollen river." There came a growl of thunder and a flnnh of livid lightning. Miss Graham carcely moved a muscle. "I love storms," she snid, "but I don't blame you for wanting to get home as soon as you 6fin. You must be soaked even In those clothes." I looked at my rough attire, and then at the dainty white evening gown she wore, and laughed a little sharply at the contrast. "It't luel-y I don't often come to the elub," I said. "They would probably warn me from the premises as a scare crow of ill omen." Rodney Islip came on to the porch, In l enlng dress, as though to emphasize my own Incongruities. Will you dance, Rarbara?" he said. They're playing one of your favorite maltzea." Thea he discovered me. "Hel lo, old chap!" said he. "How the deuce came you here? You don't mean to tell me you rode through the thick of this storm?" Petty resentment got the better of me; I barely noticed him, and bowed to the girl. Don't let me keen you. Miss Graham. My mission is over. Good night." She held out her hand ; I barely touch ed It. I was at the door when Rodney spoke. I say, old man, have you seen the evening papers? Terrible times In France, more trouble on the market: let me get you the news." He was so full of the stock exchange himself that he thotiKht we must all be Interested. "No. I thank you," I answered, blunt- ly, and went out, scorning myself for my mueiieas 10 mis caap wnow omy iauii iUJ ... i. u v.,a..m r a mi i rli athmit him I rva trt n sit III I . " "'7' r ,m .:..i.V.. V.J : the day. to come. . ... . ... .... .. Uiuin av in u ill Jl litis I liv I urno lu ui u au I i suxw .n ... rur'iow wnne nej i passed me. then I stole back to the glass-covered porch sn,l looked in for a I moment at the dancing. I watched Islip lead miss i.ranara on to the nonr and a . : . v. i. ... i t ... i. . I utiai. nwaj won mit, hhii cnugui "'K1'1-I oi i ne incsei nangmg on us cnain snout ner tnroai. cuie iookpo very iuir in ner wn gown, wi.u ner necs ire. ana isnp looked very happy as he danced with her. I I looked again at my own rough, nn- tl.. ...1.1. t 1- V I . Il l jouth garm. This was no place for me. Suddenly I hated the Penguin Club and aall It innta InnH all 1 1 at M wl 1 1 aa I ah aTi Its I , .1 j ' t Vj u - ? I clothes and dances. I would be off to my mtle hut In the dunes, with no one but Charles by, and he my very humble aer- Nero w rtndy, and I nwung mytlf tin ibri nlnntrofl ff rrn i n rti tha nlt-Yif I FUshes of llirhtnlns showed me the deDth of tbe water in the woods. I nloushed my way homeward, caring nothing what happened, riding as though a legion of devils pursued. I paid no attention to Charles' Are and the hot grog that he had ready. I flung ell my sodden clothes and went to bed, finding my one satisfaction in the crash- ing guns of the thunder that teemed to bombard Alastair from the sky. It was certainly the night for any mysterious ieed, I. remember thinking as I fell asleep CHAPTER VII. I must have bean asleep for some time Srben sudden sky-cracking crash of lunder brought me wide awake. An In- Stlnetlve movement made me jump out of Ted snd go to tht front window which Wks out uoon the acs. The blackness cf the pit. and only the roar of th. wavet against tht cliff! Thea whllt I peered into the night came a flash of lightning, reveanug me neacji and tht 1 nt mystery w.. as aeep a. ever wnen I nother larger plant U being In waves snd the open sea w4th startling 1 1 finally desisted and went bock to shel- ftt Kn(.,nfeider, on the Rhine. t,iri limn. tv t am viri iu I II V time it take, to tell it. but I had teen something a long ship's boat, oar-blades flaehinr. half way between the lltiit of tht Shifting Shoal and Alastair. There followed blackness, aud another crash of tha aky't guna. I watted, my eyes trained on tho .not, and again came the flash, and now, out nvir iuo cinuai, i saw a long, Diacs .1.. UI t . I ...I schooner, bare of canvas, pitching like mad in Uie mull of an angry aea. Khe was not on the Shoal she might be some distauce out It but slit was tasting; a very n.sly squall. Darkness, another peal, more lightning, and now I saw that the long bout, shooting furiously lund- Ward, wa. heading towards me, whs mak )ag .iraignt tor uie ueacn as last aa tne wave, and tht oarainea tuld drive her. Another lifting of night, nnd 1 haw a tall man he aceim-d ktraii;ly. uncannily tall half standing, half stooping in the tern sheets, the ends of a cape fljing past him lu the rale- When I could hc Hxnin the long boat was making ready for the daah into the roaring surf. The onrsmnn there were some twelve were lalMiring to keep the bow straight on. The tall man was stand- Ing up to see where he should go, and I Caught sl;ht of his white and storm dis- tortcd face. I could not move, I could not uttsr a cry; I stood tranfied, sea roe breathing, my body taut, waiting to see What would lmpHn next. fterenda patsed In the darkness, then Cash, aiid I saw that the Imat had WMlbtrtd the worst of lU surf, and was c o o G o c c c c grinding (m the shore. Tour of the men lnwl leaped out and were hauling hard at the sides; the steersman, gaunt and black, still clutched the tiller, half crouching, and was shouting. Succeeding darkness gave me a ?hance to wonder what manner of men were these making for Alastair, deserting their ehlp on the const, and lantlipg where there was no harbor, and only a shingle beach. Light again, and I stood dumfoundfvl, trans fixed, for I saw a little procession march ing np the bench to the pines east of me: first the tall man in the long, black, flap ping cloak, then two men bearing a 'good sired box between them, and then two others, carrying what looked to me like shovels. Darkness, a terrible roar of thunder, and 1 pinched myself to make tore that I was wakf. - ',v - I struck a match and held It behind my hand In order that no signal should be given. My watch told me the hour was half past one. I found that I was shiv ering from the cold, and slipped Into my ront. At every flash of light I was back at the window, raking the beach with my eyes. I saw nothing but tie grounded boot, with a number of men standing by, and far off the tossing hulk of the schoon er. I did not even dare step Into the hall to can cnarles, so afraid was I of losing something of this remarkable sight. Min- utes passed. I kept my watch In my hand. Flash succeeded flash at areater Intervals, but the scene was still the same: the ooat evidently waiting, the far-1 tner reaches of the beach empty. I Half an hour had gone when ray pa- tlence was rewarded. The same proces- sion appeared from the pines, minus only I so far as I could see the box that two of them had carried. There was a long Interval of blackness, and then I saw the I long boat plunging again through the breakers, and the crew struggling to keep her righted with their oars. I could see the boat was sharp at either end, and the I men no novices at Uie dangerous work I of beaching. They were gone, going back to their schooner, and I felt that the spirit of mystery was lifting from Alas- tair. Still I waited, and In time the scene lighted, and I saw that the boat bad left aomethlua: the tall, cloaked man still I stood upon the beach, easina seaward as though to catch the last of his mates. I remember that even In that brief in stant I felt there was something strange about him, something fantastic, some thing out of keeping with the New Eng land shore. Darkness shirt In. the mnr of thnndur jpged. the lightning passed; the outer worId onl, m, the deepi diMtU.t booming cf the sea upon the cliff. I .tumbled back to bed and pulled the cithes about me, full of wonder at what mv PTr- u.a im t i.v fOP i,,, time, thinking conjecturing what all this strange mat- t. mrtint. Somehow, my quiet beach had lH.n transformed ; the space between the . . . s..i . I CI1D" now "uow ,0"n mystery, ana w that I ha7 alwav'ex I'"1 ,n me way max i naa always ei- nuannotasAiis aaas ft a lfu T I pted a remarkable something to happen, I m, drMim, m wnM way t0 true, for Alastair was no common nlace and waa fit for surprising history. jn tim i dropped asleep, to dream of . . queer things, rrt t rr trn xtttt v... . . Wh , awok ln th, mornlnf J wa re than UIf of mlnd that , had ,,.Mm,H .h ii-hrnlni's .ln.,.l.r t. , or ,t ,t thjlt being suddenly h'000' "bUt on-twentlGtn of th tartW frota aond .ie.p and dazlled ' power which Is permitted to go ta - 'I . . a a. nci''i flashes and stunned by the i,.,rt., m. m..in.n i,-; , d rm trick on me. Anything else iwnM(j too t0 be believed. Yet 1 a. wuiu uvi ijuiiv vu t suv uijouit uiai sV ba1 not n tb tormented schooner, the I n rwl I i ns kaa r,aank a Vi. imm Ka ika march Into th. nines, and th. final nle, tore of that tall, caunt fismfe ralnr sea-I ward. I could not believe that my Imaei nation or my dreams could be so vivid as uiy reroembrsnot of those scenes. I questioned Charles closely at break fast as to how he had passed the night It eeemed that he had slept stolidly through all the uproar. Even had be not be would probably have seen nothing, for hia room was at the back of the house. The. storm continued, though with lea- sened violence. After breakfast I ven tured out, dressed for a wetting, and went first to the place where, as I re-1 membered, the long boat bad been beach-1 ed. The wavet had done away with all traces of the keel. Then I followed as nearly as I could the path which the .Hanger, had taken to th. pines; but th. wind and rain had obliterated th. footsteps, if fcere had ever been anv there. 1 poked Into the pinet, only to Ihe drenched by watarfalla tor my pains. I in, After soma thought. I determined to keep my swret to myself. Charles would resoect fully listen to my statement, but without further evidence he would bt only too apt, taking the facts tn con- Junction with my mysterious ride to the 1 club in the evening, to believe l naa dreamed it all. What would a .ehooner's crew u quidi on our .uik-ijt wmi-u iu l.. J .! I l L. V 1- the height of a midnight storm? A .en slble man would naturally be inclined to doubt. I 1 settled down to work, and, shutting my mind both to the mystery and to Miss I (irabaui, sui-cccded iu getting a good deal done by night. The next day I passed In - 1 similar fashion, living in quiet comrort I so long as l lie siorui lusieci. The third day broke fair, and early In the morning I swept the sim and tfia I beach with my binoculars. Never were I mmi and land mora peaceful ; the tempest I appeared to have cleared the atmosphere and broui;ht It to a new serenity. My work acconiplixliej, 1 set out for the little rhrr to the west of the cliff, to see how uiy catlxiut had weathered the g.le. I found there waa .omn bailing to ! done, nnd then, called hy a gentle breeze, I ran up sail and for an hour heat up the Hum- net. The hot sun of noon sent me honiOh and 1 sat down to my niid-day dinner, Charles had brought me papers nnd a note from the club. I ran thiounh th pawrs first, to provt to myself how little 1 cared for the note, but at lax I brokt It. seal. Ml w going to hold you to your invita tlon for supper In the Nilp now that the storm Is over. May we have It to day about (','!" That was all, without even signa ture. I was In two minds as to what to do. I could not disappoint her without seem ing more than churlish, without writing myself down once nnd for all as no gen tleman, and yet the sight of her note roused much of my sleeping resentment. If I went, I would at least show her that two could ploy at her game. I visited the larder and decided on a menu. Then I startled Charles hnlf out of his senses, though to his credit be It seld he never showed it. "You will pack these things" I pointed out certain pro visions "In the wheelbarrow, nnd take them on to the Ship on the beach. You will also take the folding-table from my study, and two folding-chairs, and set tihe table on the deck. I am going to take supper there with a lady at 8. You can leave the Iced tea In a bottle. Have the supper ready at a quarter before the hour, and then leave. We will not re quire any service.'' "Yes, Mr. Felix," said Charles, sedate ly. I frowned as though the whole pro ceeding bored me, and returned to my work. As half past 5 I dressed carefully and left the house. As I walked up the beach I could not help but contrast Thla sunny scene with tho night of the storm. What ever that night hnd brought to Alastair, It was clear I was not to know much about It I waited on the shore until Miss Gra ham appeared, and crossed the path with her to the Ship. I pulled the short rope ladder over the side and helped her on uoard. We beheld a supper table Immac ulately set, and places for two. Miss Graham was delighted, and I could not help relenting a little when ! I saw how very pleased she was More over, I was the host, and she my guest, and I could not cast a shadow over mj own feast. I tried, therefore, as best 1 could, to forget Islip and the locket, and to think only of what a beautiful latl afternoon it was, of how fresh the smell of the sea came to the old SIiId's decks and of the beauty of the girl who sal across from me. I think she detected that at first I was making an effort, and n fried to heln me. for she was ven lively and talkative, making much snor of the supper, all the courses of whlcl were spread before us at once, and ol our having to wait upon ourselves. When we had finished supper, I asked Miss Graham's permission to light a cig arette. and pushed my chair a little bad from the table. There was a new mooi In the sky, and I pointed it out to her. "This Is the finest hour of the day," T Bald. "If only the Ship would up an. chor and take us for a sail !' "If your pirate doesn't come now, Jual after supper, with a crescent moon bang- ing right side up, I don't believe he evel will." put in the girl pensively. Her playful words, combined with th ineenuous voice and tho far-away, child like dreaming of her eyes, aroused some- thln8 o( my old resentment Almost be- fore I knew what l was doing l nad tal- len a victim to an Impulsive temptation, and was leaning on the table with mj eyes fixed on her. (To be coDtlnned.) THE UTILITARIAN SIDE. Forces of Katsn Which Are Almost lleyond Comprehension. There used to be a Joke current t the effect that n tailor, who was taken to see Niagara Falls, remarked that It was "a splendid place to sponge coat." ne saw only the utilitarian sldt of tho great display of nature's force, as many another man has done since thereby exciting tbe poet's Ire. Twenty-one million cubic feet of wa .... fa" Nlanra 9 br,nl everj ,.. ,m -rtnvnnri hnrmmwei """- Rn hour' nnd K ,s est,mated thftt th total dally production of coal In tin world. If converted into steam, would Just abont sufllce to pump the water back again. Tho flowing of nine rivers into tin Pacific represents 000,000,000 horsepow er for every foot of fatl. Now the ag gregate horsepower of the globe Is 46, waste tn the two Instances recorded above. Electrical science has called attention to this enormous amount of waited en ergy. A very ainnll portion of the wa ter that flows over Niagara Falls would dr,v0 dynamos enough to light the State of New York in every nook and corner; and there Is hardly a state, In the Union that has not millions of horsepower going to waste in the same manner. Cataracts, tidal waves and rapid rlve.-s will, ln time, be utilized every where, and great steps have already been made ln that direction. Neither climate nor altitude eoems to binder thia utilization, and one of the most successful of recently installed electrical plants Is far up ln the Alps, The meltlne snow gives a never-falling .tream of water, which revolves a I . hn. i,i m... i . . ., . ',. ' . "rn W.h rl ,the dynam0 rmatre. nfl ts 'trical energy la conveyed miles I way over a copper thread to a mo- tor of a woolen manufactory or 36.0OO I spindles, i ..... - A..t.a a luru ' dlrPrt to dynamos of rjOO.000 watU watt is me unu or eiecincai xorce, From these, electrical energy will b transmitted to various Industrial cen tPrs within radius of 15 miles. i rpi. town of Oilman. Col., which Is 0 iwy-, ew above Tied fillff ln the verv I - tion rt of Eagle River Canyon, and 11, 000 feet above the aea level, is on mountain stream called Fall River, which rises In the Mountain of the I Holy Cross. The water from this river I which enters the Eagle River at tha bottom of the canyon, Is brought by I pM, jp jj0 jj,e nllnrfi. The fau a equal to ,V0 feet perpendicular, and Us energy drives the dynamos which gen era to currents for supplying the rich est mines of gold and silver In Colo rado. Tbe water power af Sault Ste. Marie Is estimated at 230.000 horse. power. Sooner Than Ho Ciperltd lie watched the clock for quitting time. Alt hough his hours were short; They tired hliul Ah, the time to quit Conic sooner thau he thought. Detroit Free Press. Household Conveniences. "I hnv a tireless eitoker." "That's nothing; I've got a stnoka- Iib husband." Baltimore America. - Baiacna-fra Holds the Unas In I'lnee. Most people prefer runs to carpets :is floor coverings, but nil objection tlint bus been raleed to tbe former Is llmt they will not lie lint, mill on n pol ished sni'fiK'c they nre lluhle to slip from under people n::d en use tlieiti to full. Then, too, ninny n person bus trip lied over tilt loosv? KlU tl.AM end of n rug. with painful results. Two Oklnlioum men have devised n tun clump which corrects these faults, Tlic clntnp Is a stiip of metal doubled, with , teeth nt the free ends, turned inward. A t band slides over the clamp nnd by run ning this bund toward the clutching end t ..I . . . . i. . I - I - a I I . . , . nil.- mio ui iue icciu is ngnieueu. a the other end are sharp spikes, which are to be driven Into the floor to hold the device. The spikes are small and I Ihe holes they make are scarcely no- uccnnie. liy using n act or tnese cinmps on all four sides of a rug the latter Is fastened down as securely ns if it was tacked, and does not crinkle up when walked on or when chairs or tables are moved nbout on It. llamlr Chance Receiver. An exceedingly handy and novel con trivance, pntented by a New York man, is tho change receiver shown lu the Il lustration below. Kverybody has ex perienced the diffi culty of picking up " small coins from the top of a glass counter. This Is cHA.fiiE. practically impos sible if the owuer is wearing gloves. The change receiver shown here elimi nates this nuisance. It consists of a tray mounted on suitable supports, one end of the tray being lower than the other. Small change Is placed on the tray, the recipient grasping the front end with the finger and by tilting it slightly the coins will slide down into the pulm of the hand. The tray is pivoted to the supports, so that It can be rotated in any direction. It would be difficult to conceive of a device bet ter suited for the purpose. Cut. Hair Qalcklr. Noticing the wonderful demand for safety razors, it occurred to a Wash ington man tlint the same principle might be applied to a device for 37 cutting hair. He has accordingly turned out an in strument which will cut a man's hair In a few minutes and do the Job neatly. hais cutter. This device looks very much like some styles of safety razors ln fact, that Is what It really Is. but It has iK'en adapted to a new use. It consists of an ordinary razor TOMBS 07 RUSSIAN RULERS. t sars liar Pctsr ha Grant B-ortod Bearatk at Van Cathedral. The uprisings ln Russia, with the many desperate attempts oa the lives of the royal family, have attracted atten tion to the remarkable tomb where Russia's royalty is buried. Tourists who are accustomed to the magnificent mon unieuts that adorn the tombs of West ern rulers of ancient and modern times will be amazed to find that nothing but a block of plain white nuarble marks the spot beneath which lies an emperor or an empress, a grand duke or a grand duchess of Russia. The last resting place of the reign ing house of Russia is- ln the Cathe dral of SS. Peter and Taul, within tho precincts of the gloomy fortress cf S3. Peter aiid Paul, which commands the entrance to the Neva river and tbe city of St. Petersburg. Indeed, thoia re mains of the Illustrious dead are eot, as so many people suppose, contained ln the blocks f marble In question, and the latter are therefore falsely de scribed as sarcophagi, since they are not hollow, but a solid mass of stone. The imperial tomb Is in each oaBe in the floor beneath the marble block, and away down below the totnb that are beneath It are dark and terrible dungeons, against the outer walla of which beat the waters of the iseva while against the inner walls many a prisoner haa during tbe laat 200 years and even within the last decade beat en out his brains In despair. a.11 the sovereigns of Russia since IVter the Ureat, with the exception of Peter II.. as well as members of their families. He burled here, the tomb of Peter the (ireat being war the south door. On the marble blink above the tomb of the (irand Duke Constantlne who was crarevlteh. but who was forced to yield his right to succession to his younger brother, Nicholas I., there lie the keys of the fortresses of Modlin and of .amoscs. In Poland, which he captured. . War medals couiiiieiiurnti;ig the Na poleonle wars at the Ix-gliiiiing of the cciiturv He on tbe marble block over the last resting place of Emperor Ales aniler I. A iiuinls-r of silver and silver gilt wreaths are deposited on the tombs of the grandfather and of the father of the present Czar, tircat palm trees, lighted candles nnd jewelei icons contribute to illuminate the gloom of the place, while the walls are cov civd with military. trophies, stitiithirds, flags, keys of captured fortresses am' the battle axes taken from the Turks, the various trlls's of Central Asia and from all those other natlous with which Russia has waged wat during the last three centuries. I annssveral.1. "Vicious circle" Is a term often used lu tha medical world, Au exauipl of a aast r itjA affSrrV-ri llli, a guard. The guard Is n toothed plate' which is fastened to the blade by spring dips, and can bo adjusted to different points, according to the length which It Is desired to cut the hntr. Tho It'Striitneiit Is passed over the head like a comb mid the hair pusses throuli the teeth and Is shorn on the sharp i-li;e of the razor. While It would be Impossible to give a fancy hair cut with this Implement. In ordinary cases It will be found to work like a charm mid the amount of lime It saves is astonishing. Improved I loth es pin. If usked the question, the inajoiit. of housewives would sny that the com mon clothespin was perfectly sutisfue- .tory In Its present form. Nevertheless, a gin nee at the Il lustration below shows what a de cided Improvement can be tnndu lu these laundry nmv sories. The llil .proved plu shown here resembles somewhat the clamps used by pho NEW tljOTHtSlM.V. tographers to support wet prints while drying. They are made so that any number enn be placed on a clothesline, being movable ln either direction. The clothes are supported by the small Jaws, the grip bolug decldisdly firmer than In the ordinary clothespin. In addition, the clothes do not come In direct contact with the clothesline nnd cannot become soiled as Is often the case with the ordinary Hue. They are also easier to handle and after the clothes are removed dre allowed to re main on the Hue. For Gralnlnar Paint. Hereafter it will not be necessary for a painter to learn graining and such work will probably not command such high prices as It does now. An Ohio man has produced a handy little tool that is destined to revolutionize this work, for it means an incalculable sav ing ln time aud the graining Is more ac curately done. This AIDS r-AlNTKBS. tO()l Consists of B head made in the form of a quarter- cylinder, a handle for the head and a rubber graining pad composed of con centric ribs and a graining surface of irregular projections, which fits on the head. To imitate graining alt that Is necessary is to give a board a thin coating of paint and pass tbe tool over It, as If It were a blotter. The design on tbe pad thus leaves Its impression on the paint and a whole door can be "grained" by this process ln a fraction of the time it once took to paiut ln every eurve and twist and knot. No skfll Is required in the use of tbe tool, only a little practice-. Its psychological use applied to argu ment may be found In Joseph A. Sco- ville's book, "Old Merchants of New York City." Tom, the son of a wealthy man, was great favorite with all who knew him, but he heartily detested business. merchant of New York had hired him as bookkeeper at a high salary. Nevertheless, Tom got Into the habit of reaching the office later and later, un til Anally he got there about two ln the afternoon. When this state of af fairs had gone on for a week, the mer chant remonstrated. "But my dear sir," returned Tom, how can I come any earlier? I don't get my breakfast until one." "But get your breakfast earlier." "How can I I i.uu t get up till twelve." "Then get up earlier." "How can I," pleaded Tom, "when I don't go to bed until daylight?" In the face of such convincing argu ment there was nothing to be said. ROMANCE INSPIRES CHARITY. Damns' "Camllle" Almost Repeat. In ss Incident In Ileal Lite. M. Clemenceau presided the other afternoon as president of a fund tor the rescue of girls who- have taken the first false step, the New York Times says. The story of how this fund was founded is Interesting, Three years ago a wealthy Russian princess and her sou. a youth of 20, visited Paris. During a reception the prince met a young widow of good family, wiio had been left almost pen niless by her husband's death. He fell In love with her, hut the prince' mother, on learning of the attachment, took him back to Russia. The two lovers exchanged letters for aime time, but ultimately the correspondence ceased. About n year ago the prince paid an other visit to Paris, and at a umsl. bull at Montmartre be encountered his old sweetheart. Her story was a sa one. lert wituout money, sue was driven to earning her living as best she cou'd. The prince chivalrously wished to marry the woman, but his mother. In horror, vetoed the matclL Through the poll.v she hrotigbt pres sure to bear ti Mdi tbe woman and lu tluced her to leave Paris and renounce the projected union. Tou'-hcd by her reiuim-lutlon tha princess settled upon her a pension o $'2,)0o a year. She also gave' M. I-e pin a check for $:, it) to establish a fund for the rescuing of young girl who have taken the first false step Mine. Uousscau. daughter of the di rector of the depot. Is the aduiinlstra trlx of the fund, and M. Clemencea accepted the presidency. Does jour roof leak when there la a rain? That's shiftlesaueea. ill GIBLS OF HOIXAND. Mtlle While Bonnets nnd Clams Shoes Appeal to Artists. Dutch girls have always been special fnvorltes with artist persons ln search of the picturesque, nnd no wonder, for their general nppearnnee is so quaint thnt if It were niueli quainter they would be In a show alongxiile the fat lady and the other exhibits. Instead of being five to roam nt large. Tho little white bonnets they wear, , for Instance, are simply bewitching when the face underneath them Is a pretty one. and if It has seen consider- ble wenr and tear they help to hide It from the ribald gaze of the tourist. hese caps seem to be always clean. oo. niul that snows now pure mey keep the atmosphere over I'll Holland, for isiiy Londoner would be proud to guarantee that the spotlessnrss of suii headdress; niter a good example of Ihe November fog ns seen hereabouts, would bo considerably changed for tho blacker, and altogether would show Istinct and obvious signs of having seen heavy service somewhere. " One notfccable clinnutcrlstlc of Pgtch girls Is tbe renin rknbln pertln- city with which they walk nlsmt nil ay long with their feet Incased In those huge woislen shoes, with seem ingly no effort to spenk of. On plck- ng up an example of this footgear nnd examining It cnrefully the thought that Immediately conies Into one's mind Is: What an admirable missile to throw out of the bedroom window by night at squalling specimens of the feline tribe J If It chanced to bit a poor unfor tunate inouser he would certainly squall no longer. He would be knocked out. For domestic use, too. both In an argument with one's husband ami when administering slight but neces sary correction to one of the dear chil dren. It would undoubtedly lie the right thing In the right place. But as for wearing such an article never ! Tet Dutch girls do. and make no audible complaint. They nre very fond of skating, are the damsels of Holland. In fact, as there are plenty of canals In tho country, which In wiu- ter time are comfortably frozen over. most, Jf not all. members of a Dutch family skate from their early youth or even before that, when the nurso drops them. The little Dutch girls take o the sport like a duck to water, as the saying is ; only, of course, they re main upon the surface except on un intentional occasions, when they go ex ploring through the ice and get an un expected bath. But then, the resulting disaster Is en tirely their own fault, for no doubt all the squeamish bits nre marked off witli notice boards bearing the Dutch equiv alent of "Danger! Thin ice!" or some thing like that, which I am far too considerate to set out here, knowing nobody in the dentist line of business wiio would benefit thereby. Pronouncing Dutch always affects the teeth of one unaccustomed to the anguage. And, besides thnt, between ourselves, I really don't know any Dutch worth mentioning. Dutch giris have strong constitutions, which Is lucky, for It enables them both to with stand the climate nnd to pack the hecscs of the country withont being overcome by hysterical fainting fits or partial annihilation of the respiratory organs. The principal occupation or pretty Dutch girls Is. as I have said above, to pose to painting chaps for their Christmas number sketches, though why Dutch subjects should ap pear In Christmas numls?rs In particu lar I have never been able to under stand. Illustrated Bits. A POLITE BURGLAR. Sis Genial Interview With One of His Parla Victim. Jlne years ago the house of M. Des- s,ves ln Pnrls was "burgiou. ine either day he received a "most urgent" message from the police Informing him thnt the burglar had Just been discov ered. He went to the magistrate's of fice and was there introduced to his burglar. Tbe first thing that struck him was that Palm thnt being the burglar's name hnd a marvelous mem ory. He has burgled Innumerable houses siaee 180ft. and he reineniliers all abont the burglaries. In fact, he remembered more about the burglary at M. Descaves house than M. Des caves remembers himself. The con versation between burglar and burgled was perfectly courteous. "Of imirse," said M. Descaves, "I should not think of animadverting upon your having made use of my wardrobe, for the gar ments which yon left behind ln ex change for mine certainly did require replacing." "Exactly," answered Palm. "As a matter of fact, r rather think that of the two of us I came off worse. Just eonslder your troirsers. for Instance," M. Descaves looked hurt. Palm ex plained by a gesture the difference in girth between the novelist and" himself. M. Descaves apologized for the width of 1:1s trousers, and tbe burglar gave Mm a bit of advice. "When you g away never shut your shutters. By doing so you give burglars the tip. On tne contrary, leave them open and leave your mat In front of the dror. This will delude my friends Into think ing that there Is still somebody ta the tin leaving M. Descaves shook hands with his burglar, but f,.t delicacy alsuit saying "Au revofr," as Palm has already sentenifs of a doy.en years' hard labor to undergo. "No, don't say an revolr. because If we do ever meet again I am afraid that the pleasuta will be for me only," nid Palm, who finally showed bis breeding by Insist ing that M. DescavcH shorld puss out of the door before him. It 1 not often one meets with such sillte burglars or that burglars have the link to vb-tlm-lw humorists, who take their misfor tunes so pleasantly. Boston Trim. t ipt Happiness. Jack -Are the Baltimore ,iris ao very pretty? Dick (cntliuslasiiially) (h, yinj It Is a perfii t ib ll-ht for a man then to bo caught In the crush at a burgaiu sale. SomervHIe Journal. Another disadvantage or Mug sat isfied with yourself u that it jjlves you so much tl;ue to Hud fault wlU others.