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liUAKM." ' (From a Tr anavnal Wnr Song.) Thoy drovo tlio burgher northward From Capo mid Natal'a Shoroi To wlioro t Ixo Dit-limaii wandcra, To whom tlio lloit roar. Ho found tlio land n desert, llo won It by lit toll; Tlio men who till will koop It Or did upon tbo soli. Halio the strain from hill to philit, Wliornver tho burclicrs stand. ' jlrons li tlio ward mid stern tbo fjuarJ Tlio guard ot tlio buwiory innu. I An Encounter With Bolomeni K True narrative of Personal Ex- 5 perion.co Iq trp Ph.lllpplqe3. UJ Usui, Ira L. K80VSJ. RGANIZED bauds 0 Filipinos, known' As bolo- mon. nro so callod liecatiso thoir priuol pal weapon 1h tlio long, broad-bladed, vicious-looking kuifo called thu bolo, with whioli tlioy da their 11 ir.. J. iii;j mako boosts of tboir prowoss and skill iti taking human lifo, nnd 0110 of thoif proudest fonts in to eovor tbo head from tho body with n slnglo blow. Oar men in tho Philippines who oro mi dotaobod duty, or who for any causo aro away from thoir commands, oro froquoutly attacked by tiicso mon, Many of tho insurgont ofllcors und soldiers carry bolos, but tho gonnino bolomou nro an organized body bo longing to Aguinaldo'a army, who havo as distinct n work to do as tho different brnuohes of our own service, 'l'hcir worl; is ololy to surpriso tho unsuspecting outpost, olllccr or sol dior, to dispatch him nnd run away boforo tho dood has boon discovered. During tho inontln of Juno nnd July, 181)9, my rosjlmcnt was doiug duly at Han Fernando, about forty miles from Manila. Tbo ooinpauios of tho rogimout took turns on outpost, going on this duty ovory fourth day mid being in reserve on tho outpost lino tho day proeeding that on which they want on post. This gavo tho companies two nights in houses in (own nud two on tho lino out of ovory four. My company did duty on what was kuown as the north line, extending from Ban Fornando a full miio toward Augoles. Tho cutiro distanoo was au ulinost imponctrablo junglo of bam boo nud bnnaua troas, intortwined nud interwoven with vinos, thorn bushos, nnd many othor forms of tropical crowth', To tho front was an Immcnso cauc field, with "puddy-field" beyond. Tho cano wan from 11 vo to sevon foot high. Along this deop fringo of .bamboo nud matted undergrowth, nnd near tho edgo noxt to tho canoilold, our plokots, or Oossaok posts, as tlioy aro properly cnllod, wore stationod at distances ranging from ouo hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty yards apart 0110 corporal nud nix privates at oaoh post, On tho tenth of July my eompauy wont ont in rcsorvo, nnd early in tho morning rollovod tho company thoro on tho outpost lino. Nothing took plaoo during tho day exoopt tho usual uxohango ot shots with tho insurgont plokots. Most oflloors whou in com mand of oompanlos 011 this duty visit thoir Bcnlriotr somo tlmo during tho night, in order to reassuro thoir men, nnd to sco thnt they are wqll-inslruclod nud on tho alert. I havo always fol lowed this praotioo. I started on n tour of iuspcoliou nt nbout half-past nine, visiting first tho post on tho railroad on tho loft of tho lino, thou taking tho othor posts in sue oession down toward tho right. It had valued in torronU for sovernl days, nud wide, doop pools of water had formod ovorywhero along tho way. Bocauso of those poolB t was wearlug high topped rubbor boots. Shortly nftor ton o'clock I arrived at tho noxt to tho last post on tlio lino, whiohwas about two hundrod nnd fifty yards farthor on. Botwoou thoeo two plokots was tho most donso growth of bamboo trooH nud bauana stalks to bo found iu that neighborhood, and tho outire distnnco was n continuous' chain of dimiuutivo lakos. Thoro was a path loading through tbla network from ouo picket to tho othor. It was drizzling. Tho immcnso wproading loavos of tho bauaua and thickly matted foliage of tho bamboo formed n cauopy that shut out ovory traoo of light. No duugeou was over darker than thin pnth. wwj&Wa. , Notwithstaudiug tho gloomy1 Hur roundings caused by tho doathliko flllllncss, tho darkness of tho night, tho water dripping from tho over hanging vogatatiou anil complotoly uatmAtJiig my cjolhos, my occasionally colliding with a thorny shrub, or tripping ovor a low-hauging viuo,I was in oxoollout spirits. I groped along tho cavoliko way, humming iu n low tono "Tho Oirl I Left Bobiud Mo," nud hud roachod u point nbout mid way betweou tho pickets. Thou, ultuough I could soo no ouo, I sud denly bocaino awaro of tlio presence of a human boiug. r I stopped ns if I had boou struck load, and ntrainod ly oyos. There, just in frout of mo, near ouough for mo to avann with mv lunula t Iho dim oulliuoH or a Bhort, thiok-set man, Was ho ouo of mv men? No. forwo iuu would daro to loavo his post at that timo of uight. Should lio bo discovorod iu suoh an act, tho penalty for bis orlroo. would bu death. "Hollol Who nro you?" I oald. xuorowasno nuswor from tho man; instead, I saw his right baud quickly f triko out from his shoulder, and tho flash of n clistoniiinr blade. T tltrnw up ray left baud, and our wrists met i4 lieavy colllsiouj but bis blow was .L-.... ,1.. - - V . 1 I u- wr, or 1 toil sharp sting in my face just below tho loft eyo, and n moment later tho warm blood trickled down my chock. With my loft hand I grabbod his wrist just below tho thumb nnd grippod it litco 1.11 , . 1 i grim ucnui, out 110 was not, 10 uo boaten thus, I felt tho sinews of his wrist rise, and tho grinding of tho muscles, nnd then tho samo stinging sensation thnt I had felt iu my faco I now felt in my wrist. I could count tho cuts ns ho mado thorn one, two, throe all on my loft wrist nnd hand, nud then tho blood began to run down my forearm, as our hands were olovatod. Thin occupied but a second of timo. Ho raised bio loft hand and I caw nu other Hash. What it was I know not, but I immcdintcly grasped his wrist and tried to forco thin band behind him, Beforo I could do so, ho ilrod, and the ball passed through my loft boot-leg. Tho muzzlo was go closo to mo that the forco of tho powder almost throw mo to tho earth, I ground my teeth in n despernto offort to forco bis bond liohind him. My loft hand, out and blooding, still hold his right. Now forcing tho fight with tho rovolvor, ho triod. vainly to rniso it nud shoot mo in the body. Throw ing my wholo strength 011 my right nrm I succcodod iu forcing back bin rovolvor hand. At this ho bogau to shoot nt my foot. Tho first shot missed, but ho im mediately followod it with auothor, It ntruok, for my right foot felt ns if it had been hit with n club, nud grow numb. Four moro shots camo in quick succession. Ono of thorn which I cannot toll ntrnok tho snmo foot and broko tho bridge, as I knew from tho iinuiedlato loss of strength in that mombor. Now nil wns quiet. Wo stood with our heaving chests touching. Ifolt his breath iu my face, and his heart palpitating ogaiust my breast. Thoro wan n lull in the battlo. I folt safo, ns far as tho rovolvor was concerned, for ho had emptied that, but tho dondly kuifo was ntill poised over ray head. My lifo depended ontiroly nn tho strongth of my wounded hand and wrist, which vero holding tho knifo away from my throat. Now J, remembered that bolomou novor travol alone. That ho had comrades within n fow feot of mo, who woro trying to distinguish botween us, so that they might bo sura that their knives should enter my back instead of his, X was certain. My flosh cringed nt the thought; I could al most fool tho cold oleel ontor mv body. It wnn time for mo to foroo thofltrht. My righ foot was badly woundod, but tuo kuoo 7ao yet unhurt, with this struct: tho man e blow in tho nbdo- mon, nnd quiokly followed it with au othor. It wa3 evident thnt ho wns weakening. Ho again mado a desperate effort to froo tho baud which hold tlia bolo, but my ondenvor to l;eop him from succeeding was greater. I drow baok tho right log as far as I, could, uouuieci up tuo uneo, nud with all tho strength that I possessed, drovo it again into his abdomen. Tho ofroct was marvellous' his rausolos r.olaxod, his struggles grow fcoblo, nnd his broathing wns bndly intorrnptod. This wns tho docisiro part of tho fight, nnd I grnspod tlio opportunity. With nil my might I throw him from mo. Ho foil nmontf the bushes, and was lost in tho blind ing darkness. I drow my rovolver from tho scabbard, nud ilrod in tbo diroctiou in which I hnd thrown hits. JLhis shot was nustrorod bv n crv which told mo ho had bcon bit. At this momout I hoard tho twlera breaking and tho leavos rustling be hind mo. Liko a flash I facod about and fired at tho approaching flcuros my assailant's follow-bolomeu. Tho olloot of tho shot was to causo n heavy rustling nnd tho sounds of many foot iu rapid retreat. I had been careless onouab to enm into bio juuglo with but two loads in my rovolver, nnd thoso bad boon llrod. When I bognu to roload, my right foot gavo way nnd I fell. Lying 011 tho ground, I loadod nud ilrod ngnin. Iho gronua of my woundod ouomv woro getting farther nwnv. and tho sounds finally died in tho diroctiou of tho l ilipino line. I hobblod to my nearest outnonl. whero ono of tho men bound my wounds, nud Inter I roooived tho nt toutlon of n modicaloflloor. I boliovo myself to be tho first American soldior to lUo to toll tho tnlo of his flght with bolomou. Youth's Companion. (lrl anil Curllnff 1'lni. Whou a rooout thunderstorm hrnlm ovor Loudon n curious soeuo, it is said, "ocourrod in a largo business houso iu tho oitv whero nonrlv nnn girls aro omployod. Tho momout tho first hash of lightning was eeou almost tho wholo of tho girls, as if movod by maohiuorv. latsod tlinil- linniln in heads, nnd for n minute or two woro buflily omployod removing ourllng pins from thoir hnir. Tho offeot of all thoso ihiaors simultuUOOUslv uurollinor nlllrnn trossos iu order to not rid of what might havo provod dangorous orna ments must havo boon amusing. Any how, tho iuaidont shows thnt lu soienoo tho girls ncquirod nt sohool Unit not boeu wholly lost, for tuny still romomborod that our 11 11 a- nlnn miiiht nttraot tho liehtninc ton thorn to bo pleasant. Tainting Ilia Gum dray. Tho Karrlsou at Fort Soravnn In painting tho barbotto guns gray. A short whilo siuoo ordors woro rcooivod to uiako that tho color for everything showing abovo tho parnpot. Dark groou has bcon tho coior for ooast dofeuso guns, though it might havo been thought to bo blaok, for that was tho hue thoy assumod nftor a fow oloauings with tho oil that is usod for tho purpose. Tho gray is regard od by tho War Department as least oouBpiouous nud offering tho poorest larKO lor an CnOIUV'U llmt. Hnvannnli mr . . ; vua wows, Tho JL'hilipptno Islands nro among tho fow places whero guttn-porcha trees will flourish. A German mibli cation suggests tho cultivation of tho trcos as nu opportunity for Amoricau enterprise. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, tho fieo rotary for Scotland, hua issued from tho Scotch Education Itonrd n circular to tho schools calling nttontioii to tho impqrlnnco of olomontary drill nnd advising tho formation of Sohool Corps, This is tho first stop toward adopting tho syslom long iu voguo in tho Unitod States. Whon wo nro apt to attribute onr great climntio chnugos to tho disturb- nnco of tho normal oloctrio balnnoo bo twoou earth nud nlmosphoro. by tho immodorato uso of electricity, wo havo only to turn to South America, whero n tho nbsonco of nny electrical nppli nnccs, tho temperature of Buouos Ayrcs ran from nn avcrngo of 02.8 to 20 in tho shade. In such tempera tttro it is not surprising to find ono hundrod and twouty cases of sun stroke and heat prostration in a single day, with uinoly-throo of them fatal. A now quostion for discussion has bcon procipitatod in Ohicacro with ro- 'foronco to public school polity. Thoro has bcon submitted to tho Board of Education for its notion n resolution looking to tho separation of tho sexos nftor tho fourth grndohas been passed. Tho trnstco who is in management of tho movomont snys that "the luhoritod traits aud home training of many of tho boys in our cosmopolitan schools nro not suoh ns to mako thorn do3ir- ablo companions for girls. Tho lan guage you may hear on nny of our ntreets from boys bears this out." Tho Postofllco Department wishos to put n stop to tho praotioo of largo mer chants buying their stamps of small postofllces. rostmaBtci's of a certain grado nro paid nooording to thoir stamp sales, and honco thoy havo in duced somo users of many stamps to buy of thorn, oither through friend ship, or through poouuiary induce ments; for largoly increasing thoir salos thoy could nflbrd to offer dis counts to largo buyers of stamps nnd still mako mnuoy. By giving the largo cities special stamps tho depart ment hopes to abato this "evil," at no matter what cost of bitter artislio rivalry botwoou citios. This, how ever, will bo moro than offset by tho oy of tho philatelists. Is there anything cunning in calling a mau who has his nook strotohod a rubberneck? It is funny or witty? Yet it is tho corroct word for that ex hibition, nnd whon it is spoken thoso who hoar it laugh. Why do thoy laugh? Doos tho word do auything moro than ntato what appears to bo a fact hardly worth noticing? A man is hanged. Would it bo cunning to call him by that word? And who gives innocout words thoso oxtra raoaniugs? It was a fad to call old storic3 chestnuts. Thoro was uo rea son in it. Thoro was not fun. or wit. It scomod stupid. And yet tho word ohostuutwas adopted for that purpose by a groat many othorwiso sonsiblo pooplo. Who cau account for those things? .V" -."MtV; Jamos Tylo, iho soap manufacturer, diod a fow days ago at his homo in Now York City. It was whon located in tho vicinity of tho old Tribuuo ofllco that Mr. Pylo, who had becomo ac quainted with Horaco Grcoloy, learned tho valuo of that ndvortising in which ho nftorwnrd oxpoudod sums nggregat- lug millions. Ho was tho first to util izo in advortisomouts tho lotters "O K." in thoir business significance of 'all oorroct." Ho had read tho vor- siou of tho origiu of tho uso of thoso lottors by Jaoksou ns nu iudorsoment. nnd wns struck by their cntohiiioss. By his oxtouBivo employment of them ho plobably did moro than any othor person to raiso them to tho dignity of a popular term nud nu established busiuoss institution. Bats bought up wholosalo nt Van couver nnd'examinod for germs of tho plaguo havo fallod to show auy, nnd this is said to disprove tho theory that they carry tho said germs about with them. It is well for humanity, especi ally for thnt part wearing skirts, that this adventitious torror of tho rodont trlbo is romovod. It bad torrors onotigh bofore, It is also pleasant to loam that ono of tho causoa for tho sproad of discaso is no causo. We aro always discovering somo now way by whiah wo can catch tho moaslos from Patagonians nnd such distant persons, and bo soldom nud n way by whioh wo cau avoid catohing thorn, Tho rat will probably never becomo a favorito domestio animal; but wo oau at least look ou him with n kindlier oyo in future as bo gnaws our things and avoids our traps, . BABY RAN THE LOCOMOTIVE. A Tlirec-Ycnr-Oltl'fl Trip Alntio on n Knclno illumine Wild. "lean rilll nn nnm'nn Htrn iinun said littlo throo-year-old Fred Evans as ho was lifted down from tho loco motive of tho St. John's motor line nt Albinn, Oregou, n fow dnys ago Uo had mounted tho ongino at St. Johns, pullod opon tho throttlo nnd romaiuod on the scat alono on a mad rido of sovon miles. Tho younc on ginoor is tho eon of W. B. Evans, of St. Johns, nn enginoor on tho motor lino. Ho hnd ofton been ou tho en gine, nnd his fnthcr had oxplained to mm uow tho lovor is pulled and tho wiiooio siartou moving. Tho ongino lien over nu hour nt St. Johns, just by tho wntor tank, nnd during this time, whilo Mr. Evnns Wft's nt homo nt Inn Mi lHlln TVw1 wnlkod down to tho ougiuo, mounted 1110 scat nnu oponoil tho throttlo wido. Tho maohino wai full of coal nud wnter. nnd wns readv fnr Hip rnnd. Sovornl pooplo saw tbo boy start, but no ono wno uoar ouough to catch tho engine. Tho news wns nt ouco told to Mr. Evans, and he roaohod tho track just in timo to soo tho locoino- tivo, with bis boy on board, disappear nrounu n curve. Tim fntimr cvihi with jrriof nnd fenr. nnd Ibn hnv'n motner was almost prostratod. Tho news spread liko wild Uro, nnd tho wholo town turned nut. TCrnltn. mout was intonso, women nnd chil dren oriod and mon oflcrod sugges tions. Master Mcclinnb- ivrrlmnl T,1 Brady was nt that ond of the lino nnd at onoo oogan to tolophono to stations along tho lino. Portsmouth nud Peninsular woro nnllflml. theso points tried to board the ongino as it dnshod by, but its spood wns too gront. Mr. Brady nlso notifiod tho oflloo at Atbiua, nnd n party of mon rnn out tho lino northward to moot tho wild OUuino. In nomine- nn tlm j - n 1 - " lone Crado toward Albinn. tlin nlnatn had diod down a little, but tho regis ter stilt suowod eij-hty pounds. John Woods, n motormnn 011 tlm C.Hv mwl Suburban Kailwny, was tho first man to meet tho omriue. tin nnnaht tlm hand rail nnd swung np, but in doing so ho Was drnffffC-d SlTtv nt' nnvntifv. flvo foot. Ho at onco turnod off tlm fltoam. aud tho oncrinn nlnwnd ilntvn nud stopped. It wns thou young Frod mndo tho romark concorniug his ability ns an ongiao-driver. 'J. ho boy was not scarad nt nil. lint seemed rather nrnud nf Ma fn.t Wiian tho engine flrflt.dashod.out of at. jonus uo .was fnghtouod, and as ho camo throush Portsmouth liU-n n shot out a cull he was vnllinc- Inntilv for "mama." After oorainrr sovernl mios, howover, ho . again bocamo bravo and bold bin nnaitinn nti Mm snat with composure, with his hand on tho lover, nuo a veteran. Tho onsino wns Rtnnnml In fi-nnt nf tho home of Dr. Davis, 011 Commoroial otreot, nud wns quickly run baok to St. Johns by Jtfr. Woods with tho boy rreu sun ou hoard. Mr. Woods said his success in boarding tho ongino was a surpriso to him, as woll as ovory ono else, as its speod wns still considor- ablo. Tho nnrrinn hnd ninrtn Hi n vim from St. Johns to Albina in less than halt an hour. Ill tho monntimn tlm nnwn nt Hin rcsoilO had boon sent bv telnnlinnn tn tho frightened parents, and for the remainder of tho day thoro was great joy in ail at. Johns. Efficiency of Jnpmneto Scrranl, Japauoso sorvants nro moro nnd moro in domand everv vnar in Nnw York City, nn their offlciouoyhas boon provod and thoy aro looked upon ns moro capablo thau any other kind of. domoBtia holp. Thoro is ono serious objeotion to thorn which cannot al ways bo overcome Thoy lavish thoir politeness and courtesy on tho mannn. lino members of tho household in which they aro employed and cauuot be inducod to treat tho women with respect. Ono gentleman who had a Japauoso butler said tho othor day that ho was oomuollod to nnrt with him solely beoauso ho could not in. duco him to say good morniug to his wife. "Ho was always obsequiously polite to mo," said his former em ployer, "and greater respoot could not havo boou domandod, but it was impossiblo to mako him realizo that it was his duty to treat tho womon of my honsohold iu tho samo way. I ox- postulated with him on this ground and told him that in this counirv it was moro important to bo polito to womou than to mon. That mado no improssion, nnd nflor ho hnd ropeat odly refused to ptivo mv wifo nnv mnrn thnn a sullen nod after crnntinc- nm effusively, I was , compelled to part with him. His oxplauatiou when ho loft was ingenious. Ho told mo ho was very sorry ho could not got along aud addod that it would bo a very dif ficult matter for mo ovor to flud a but ler auy moro polite to tho women, ns tho trnining of a lifotimo wns not to bo ovorcomo is a fow years, nnd nil Japauoso would probably aot just ns ho had douo whou tho timo camo to say good morning to tho mistrcBs or tho house." Now York Sun. Mr. Wii' Aucnslrr. Tho population of China is esti mated at 303,000,000, aud of thoso somo 10,000 nro diroot descendants of Ooufucius, who lived 500 yoars B. C. Thoy aro seventy generations romovod from tho founder of tho Confucian roligiou, aud constitute tho aristou raay ot China. Mr. Wu Ting Futig, Chinoso Ministor to tho United States, is one of this uoblo family, tho oldest in tho world. With suoh a podigroo no wonder tho Ohiueso nro proud and haughty .Now York Pross. AVur'g Million- of Vlrllum. Au army officer estimates that in the oontury just closing no fewer thnu OA nnn nin ... 1 t - . t ... i iiv,uuu,uuu iuou uavo uauu uuicu iu war iu civilized countries, GOOD ItOADS NOTES, AVI It Not Incrensn Taxation. TN hor travels and missionary work to promoto tho sentiment for good I roads in Illinois, Miss Harbor claims to havo boeu verysuccoss tut in enlisting tho co-operation commercial bodios in different towns Among farmers, however, alio had somoi difficulty iu explaining that tho association sho reprcsontod was working not for hard roads but for good roads. Tho nvorano farmor. sho found, easily bocamo frightouod at tho proposal for hard roads, for that makes thorn think of macadam, which would mean iucroasod taxation. In a rccont address Miss Harbor said: "Our solo aim at prosont is to mako good soft roads, whioh in yoars to como will furnish foundations for good hard roads. As au association wo regard our won: as experimental and oduoa tional. Wo aim to havo at oaoh of our conventions manufacturers and ma chinos for constructing sauiplo mooes ot roau, tuat larmors may seo iu practical demonstration how a road Bhonld bo built to bo of valuo to tho community. Tho objoot lossons show how n road should bo built so that wator will draiu ofi; how oulvorts should bo constructed nnd nrrnnorod in oruor propony to iiiimi thoir mis siou, nnd how really inoxpousivo it is to mnico good roads whon tho work is dono intolligoutly nnd systematically. "Wo do not iutoud toiucroaso tnxa- tiou ono penny, for wo know that tho Sl.UUU.UOa anuually oxpondod by Illi uuib 10 Hunicioui io uuuii good roads itt - . i i i throughout tho Stato. But wo do ask that tho farmers will lot tho Stato do tho work, according to nn nnnroved system, nnu not won: out thoir poll tax by protoudiug to build good roads. Not thnt they do not moau to do thoir best so far as thoy know or havo tho ability, but thoy hnvo not tho fnoili tios nnd cannot do tho work ns it should bo dono. Wo know that under the proper system a good rural road can bo mado for loss monoy thau it now costs. Wo want, if possible, to boo tho poll tax reduoed to 31, but want tho farmers to pav that dollnr into tho Stato treasury, instead of working it out, ns is now tho caso, and wo expeot toconvinco him that it will bo to his advantago to do it." Tho Stnto and Intorstato Good Roads Association, reprosonted by Miss Har bor, embraces twenty-two or moro States, nnd is tho outgrowth of a Stato couvontion hold in Missouri in 18D7, at which 700 delegates woro prosont. Miss Harbor and six mon woro ap pointed a committee to travel ovor tho oountry nnd organize county associa tions. 'At tho ond of one year, when tho first interstate convention, nt tonded by 2500 dolcgatos, wn3 held in St. Louis, sovenlv-two counties bad beou organized, and as Miss Harber had organized sixty-six of tho total sho was unanimously chosen goaornl secretary aud organizer, Tlio Movnment tn New York. Governor Boosovolt roooived nt tlio Exeoutivo Cuarabor ovor n hundred dologatos from various parts of the State, who wero iu Albauy to nttond tho Convention of Representatives of County Boards of Supervisors to dis ouss highway improvomont under tho proposed operation of tho laws onacted for good roads. Tho party was mar shallod into tho Governor's presonco by Stato Enginoor Bond, who intro duced Mr. Joseph L. Loo, of Wost ohostor. Speaking for his collcnxucs. Mr. Leo said they wanted nn nppro- priation ot $1,000,000 for good roads, und if tho Legislature refused to mako suoh nn appropriation, ho bolievcd the party desorvod to bo drivon from power. He Lolievod that tho Gov ernor would espouse thoir cause, as ho nlwnys had tho causo of overything just nnd right. Tho Governor, in reply, said he was glad to nioot bo many earnest cham pions of tho good roads movomont. Ho thought it unnecessary to assure them of his hearty sympathy with thoir causo. This Stato must havo good roads nnd wo must improvo our mothods of communication, ospooially in tho rural districts. The Govornor said thnt ho thought that, as n rnlo, tho mombcrj of tho Logialaturo would rospoot tho wishos of thoso whom they oprcsontod whon tho pooplo got thoso wishes proporlyforraulntod. He, there fore, urgod thorn to orgauizo and mako tho strongth nud siuoority of thoir purposes nppnront. Whon this is douo, tho Governor said, tho difficulty of gottiug appropriations would end. Tho Govornor said ho thought tho dolegates wero gottiug tho movomont in good shtpo by such lueotiugs as tho ono thoy woro now holding hort, and ho hoped the convention would bear fruit in practical results. Tho Good Roads Couvontion adopt ed a resolution that it wns tho souse of tho couvontion thnt thoro should bo no nmondmont of tho Higbio-Arm-strong bill this year. Tho dologatos docidod to nsk tho Logislntnro for nn npproprintion of 81,000,000, which is oonnidcrod tho amount necessary to be paid by tho Stoto for n proper inaug uration ot tho work. A proposition in favor o tho employment of convicts on tho roads was approved. A, Home lCxuiiipIc Otto Bonier, Chairman of thoL. A. W. Highway Improvement Commit too, who is considered ouo of tho. best- informed good roads mon in this country, eays: "Woaro not obliged to go to iMiropo for illustrations of good roads, for wo have, fortunatoly, n few localities m our own oountry which furnish such oxamplou. Mecklenburg County, N. C, not long ago bogau the construction ol n system ot mac adam roads. It w.'.s customary thero to load up two bales ot cotton ou a wagon to bo hauled by n mulo team. Tho mules could draw this load nil right. After a rniu, wheu tho ronds were soft, tho load was too much for oven n pair of tough mules, When tho country hnd built n fow roads it was found that tho samo mnlos woro ablo to haul as much as twolvo bales, or six tons, in plaoo of thoir former load, whiah amounted to only n singlo ton. Aud moro tho improved roads; mado it possiblo to haul this load in wot and dry woathor alike, for, being properly built of atono, thoy wero fit for uso immodiatoly nftor a heavy rain." TEACHING A HORSE TO "dANCE ' No Amount of I'mil-lnnont Will Train n Oli'ciii Animal. Tho rominisooncos of W. O. Coup, tho old showman, now boiug pnhlishod iu tho Saturday Evening Post, tell how a oirmi8 auimnl is trniued: I.i tonchiug a horso to dnuce, tho ranstcr would Btriko tho poor nnimal ahovntlm fotlock, nud this would produce npnin fnl swelling. Tho result was thnt in n very short timo tho motion of tho sue!:, iu timo with tho music would oanso tho horso to raiso its foot. Bc foro tho swollon limb was hcnled tlm porfonnauoo wasronoatod so frnnnnnt. ly that tho animal did not need tho in-' contivos of foar nud pnin to cause hint to icoep stop with tho music. Junipiup. tho rono is tnuclit in hmn ly tho samo mauuor, n ohnin being nt Inchod to two long sticks swinging bnck nnd forth, atrikinc tho b ni'ftn lint bolow tho kuoo. As n mnu was sta tioned on each sido of him, tho pooir horso hnd no wny of rctrent. nnd wnn compollod to jump in order to escapa tho blow from tho swiuging bnr. A horso is tnught to roll au objoot or to puiih opou n door in a very nimple man ner, and without cruelty. Ono mau stands in front of Iho horao nud nn- othor bchiud him, tho throo boiug sta tionod in n pnssngowny too nnrrow for tho horso to turn. After stniidiim n bit in this wny, tho mnu bolnud tho horso gently slnps him on tho back nnd urgos him forwnrd. Iuslinclivelv Um horso pushes against tho mau in fr:nr, and tho latter quiokly moves along. In this manner tho horso soon Icnrna that by pushing aaaiust nn obiect in front of him it mny readily bo forced out of his way. An intelligent spec tator can always tell by tho attitude o! a horso toward its master whether ii has beou ill troated. If fear scorns to bo tho governing motivo it may bo de pended upon that tho horso has been harshly dealt with, on tho other hand tho very naturo ot tho trick performed by tho auimal goes far to indicato whether fear or intelligence has been tho main factor in ncouirintr tho no- compHshinont displayed. If you bcj an nnimal opon n truuk or drawer aud pick ont somo article for which it ban been Sent, you may know that this feat is tho result of nn npncal to tho creaturo's intelligence aud'nol to its fear, for no nmoimt of punishment could ever teaoh a thing of this kiud. EPIGRAMS BY BALZAC. There is no lovo between equals. Women nro only as old as thoy look. Lovo is not only a sentimont;" it ia nu art. Vauily is tho most tonaciouB of all habits. Gonorous souls aro dofectivo in busi ness faculty. Woman understands ell thiunri through love. All human power is a compound of timo and patieneo. Lovo is tho only passion which looks to neither past nor future. The aavago has feelincrn only: tho civilizod has toolings and ideas. Nations, liko individuals, derivo their vigor from uoblo seutimeuts ouly. Mon of fino characters confess their faults to themselves nud punish them- olves for thorn. It society gives uspillowsshomakei it up by gout; just as sho puts up law to modify justico. A. woman's errors como almost nl wnys from her belief in good, or her confidence in truth. Gold represents nil bumau forces; nothing is denied to him who opens and oloscs tho mouth of tho sack. A woman who lovos will put tha wholo world uuder tho ban ot Lovo'h empire for tbo sake of ono whom sho lovos. Good tasto 'consists n3 much in tho ecoguitiou ot thoso tliiugs concerning whioh ouo should bo silent as iu that of thoso things which ouo may say. Maile II tin Iloinolck. A tramp wont alone a dustv roal nnd snt down ou tho steps of n houso in n quiet village atroot. Through tho wiudows tho voices of a mau nud n woman in violont altercation woro board, nud tho tramp listenod in tently. Augry words, nud occasionally tin sound of nomethiug thrown, reache 1 his cars, aud ho could hardly sit still. At Inst, ovidontly, tho wifo had tnkou n broom, nud tho blows foil fast aud furious. Tho tramp could stand it no longer, but, rushing to tho sido door, ho dnrtod in, and, stopping betweou Iho pair, bo criod, with a husky voiao: Glyo us a clip or two wit!i tho broom, old woman: ituoems just liko old limes!" All lilslit Hut tho Nome. A nalosman iu a local chiuawaro es tablishment is responsible tor tho fol lowing: "A day or two ago," said he, ",i lady camo in tho at oro nnd bogau to examine some iluo cups nud saucers. Nothlug suited hor. At Inst, how cvor, sho found boiuo that ploasc I her, nnd smiling innocently said, "Now, theso nro very nlco, nnd Ilikj tho way they nro made, with difforeut uamcH on thoui. It I could flud somo with tho names I want, I would taka them, but all I eeo read "Tom an 1 Jorry.' Memphis Evening Hciu-iter.