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THE HILLS OF HOP-.
"Wtiat saw you, oblld, on tlio hills of liopo (Wuern nono may ro that bo over-wlso), Unit a staining Joy fades llngerlnqly Out qI tbo deops of youroycs?" "Thw h1?s of bopa nro ro3cs and snow " And the clnd nlr of Its own self dug, And tlio dull world bid In tbo mists below Is n gray, forgotten drcnm of things. And 0, but my lienrt wns light nnd gny When I witlkodou tbo bills of hope to-uny?" "Wbnt saw you, child, on tbo rainbow hills OVhoro nono rany go thnt bo over-wlso) Tlint you tny your cold little lmnd In mine, Willi tbo sunuow oi lonr in your eyes?" "On tbo farther side of the rainbow bills Is n forest of (lend tri-es black And bare And n rlvur cold ns tbo river of death, And tho ghosts of dead J oya wander there. And O, but ray heart was terrified To-day at that cold, dark rlvor si do." "Now be nit nfrnld, llttlo child, for coo Tlio droam Is gone, and the warm sun shine la bright on tbo paths of ovory-ilny, And your linnil is cmspotl in minu." Uharlotto Lowry Mnrsli, lu Uust West. nnd oaooDoooooaooooooaooooooco OTHF CAflF TUP RMNn IRUFP MO O 11IU i flUU IIIU UL1I1U UU bit ULII r s a oaoooooooocooooooooooooooo WO blind pooplo who lo vo onch other. Ho. nn nogaiuly, Btunted figure, with a very homely face; hIic, tall, thin, of yellowish complex iou nnd of sickly nppenrnnco. Ronevolont pco plo had pin cod them in n blind asylum yearn before, There thoy wero brought up. As childrou they hod played together, nnd wero contoutod nnd happy. Tho pleasures of tho world wero as strong to them ns its daily miseries. Thoy knew that quiet, comfortable house, its lnrjro garden and nothing more, There thoy belonged. Thoy could kuow nothing of what wns going on outnide. Ono thing only wns clear to thorn and that was that thoy loved each other. A hot summor day. The two snt on a bench in tuo gar den chatting. "Paul, I am so glad." "On what account; Anna?" 4,Ah! Dou't you know? To-mor row " "Yes. To-morrow tho famous ocu list will bo hero." "And ho will make us both see." "If ho is really ablo to accomplish thnt." "Yon aro joking. Of course, he will bo able to do it. Thnt is his busi ness." "Thou, at last, I shall bo ablo to seo your lovely laco. ui mat l nm glad." "Aud of nothing else?" "Nothiug." "Pnal," said she, langhinr quietly, "how do you know that I hnvo a 1 jvoly face?" ".Because I have seen you twico already in a dream. You had golden hair and wings as white as snow." "Oh! if that wore only truel" "It is quite certain." "Was I bo beautiful?" she asked, seizing him by tlio hand: "so bcauti ful? Rut whon I reflect, Paul, I think it would bo even better for us to bo truo to each other than to ha ablo to see. That would be lovely. Dou't you think so?" "I know not," be auswered thought fully; and then both werosilout. Tho eventful day had passed. . The operation on tho eyes had been per formed. If not all n delusion, it must provo n success. "Neither of you must take tho band nco off tho eyes for fourteen dnysl' Such wns tho doctor's order before ho left. un tno next evening, niter tuo sun had gono down, tho ;wo wero again seated in the gnrdou, clinging close to each other. "Paul, wheu will wo first seo each other?" "In fourteen days!" "I know, but that is much too long. Eight days would certainly bo long enough." "Less timothau that, perhaps; but vra have the doctor s order." 'I cnunot ouduro to wait so long. Wiuit if tho operation lias been failure, nnd we have rejoiced in vain! What then?" Ho was silent. "For all that, wo could " "Anna!" "Only for a momont, dear Paul. It will surely not bo wrong." "You will, notwithstanding "Only for a moment. Wo will put tho bandages on again immediately. You need not be at nil afraid. Please, please!" "Rather let us wait. Wo have suf' fered mauy years. Lotus euduro it a few days longer." "No, I cauuot wait. If you love me, do it, or I will myself alone." Ho hesitated awhile, but at lengtl auswered calmly: "We will do it.' "Wheu?" "To-morrow morning early hero nt this bench." "Thauks. You will corao at tho appointed time?" "Yes." "Good night." "Good night. T hope you will have o good sloop." Morning twilight. Paul has beeu loug out of bed. IIo is iu dread of tho next hour. Anna of course, is beautiful, but he? Who knows how ugly ho may bo? Perhnp he is handsomo also, but he can never appear before her in this dreadful uu certainty. "Off with tho bandage!" ' Ho tore it loo?o and throw it on th table. His eyes wero still closed. H ran to tho cupboard nnd searched there uutil ho found a small mirror Ho then went to tho window, whero b seated himself and waited. His heart beat violently; his head was in a glowing heat. In feverish anxiety he ?at there, his sightless eyes ilxed on tholittlo glass, which bis lingers held in a firm clasp. It must now decido his fnto. In a fow minutes ho would hnvo certniu knowledge. Clear daylight came. Ho felt tho light, opened his eyes slowly nnd stared at tho mirror, trem bling all tho while with torturing ex pectation. No, no, not Hut eeo. What is that? Gould that bo himself? An old, pook-marked, ugly face I Ho? Thoso palo, sunken checks, that red, tousled hair, thoso decayod tooth, that long neck? It could uot bo possible. No; it must not be! Ho closed his oyos, leaned far out of tho window, opouod them wido nnd lookod again. His imago was still thero unchanged. Still ho would not boliovo it. In horror ho kept on star ing at tho glass until it beenmc clouded. Then n veil seemed drawn slowly over his oyos. It grow moro nnd moro indistinct: darkuoas gath ered nil about him, aud suddenly ovorvthiucf was black. IIo saw no moro. Despnir soizod him. Ho thought ho had become insane Ho threw tho mirror awnv. stamped with his foot aud struok himself in tho fooe. Anna would see him, nnd she would bo horrified. Slio would forsake him uclv nnd blind and slio would go away into tho sunny worm anil lorgot hua. IIo must remain uemuu, noip losn and nlotio. All tho happiucss was Bono forever. IIo sank into n clinir nun souuea liko n HlTlo child. Suddenly ho started up. A well kuowu baud caressed his head. 'Is it voti. Paul?" ho heard her ask in n whinner. "Yes," said ho, breathing neaviiy. "Paul. I looked for you everywhere in tho garden and could not mm you. Then I took off the baudnge." "And do von see me?" cried Paul in deadly alarm. 'I must sav that I do not. no, noi It is just as dark as it was before Tho operation was a failure. I see nothintr whatover." "And I nothing." said Paul exult iugly. "I also took off tho bandage at once, everything becotno quite dark." "Now," said Anna with a sigh 'wo must remain forever blind." "It is bettor so," answered Paul with a happy henrt; nnd ho touderly ombracod his poor blind friend. A LANDLADY'S SCHEME. How a Woman Got Her Start on tlio Iiom tit Social Grcntneii. "One henrs much fncotious tall about tho hard luck of boardiug house koopers with fellows who loavo without warning after running up a good sizo bill, but I am going to ro late n story that is absolutely true,' remarked a traveling salesman to group of mon who wero swapping stories in the hotel corridor. "The story concerns ono of tho social lights of Gotham who got her first step upon tbo rung of tho ladder of success by realizing on tho death of n boardor who owed her a pretty tidy sum. A very improbable talc vou say? Well, wo'll soo. It was in tho days wheu she was not over proa pcrous and kopt a boardiug-house in a not vory fashiouablo part of the city. Ono day a straugor went to board with her aud paid regularly, IIo appeared to bo without friends or rolatives, for no ono called to seo him and no lottcrs came to tho houso addressed iu his name. Ho was em ployed as a clerk in somo store, and nover eulightoned any ono as to who ho was nnd whero ho lived when he was homo, if ho evor had ono. Ono week ho lost his job, but as ho was n steady cliap, and bad beeu so prompt iu his payments, his landlady allowed him to ruu up a bill. Ho soomod to bo unfortunate, somehow, for no ono would give him employ ment, nud so thnt bill grow larger and larger. Ono day tho Inudlndy pro posed thnt ho become insured iu her favor, that she would pay the premiums, and, if nuythiHg hnpponod to him, why sho would bo reimbursed for the credit sho had advauccd him. A blunt, cold-blooded proposition, say you? Well, he agreed to it, and bo camo insured for $500 in her favor. Tho premiums wore regularly paid by tho landlady. All that timo tho delinquent bonrdor went from ono job to nnothor, nud uover staid iu one place long enough to bo ablo to pay off his debt to tho laudlady. A fearful winter sot in nud pneumonia was prevalont, peoplo dropping off so fast as to oreato tho biggest kind of n scaro iu tho city. Ho was taken t:ck, aud no mother could have looked after this fellow as his landlady did. She paid for n dootor nud a nurso to ntteud him nnd did everythiug in hor power to bring him around to health. Hut ho diod, and r. mighty good funoral the poor fellow had. Tho iusurauco was paid to her, and with the fow hundred dol lars sho received in a lump sum her husband was enabled to make n for tuuato speculation which started them well on tho way to tho possession of millions nnd n placo iu tho Four Hundred. Improbable? Well, the story's truo every word of it." VTlim tlio l'rluce lloreil liar. Hero is tho latost anecdote concern ing tho Priuco of Wales. A young lady was presented to him at n social function, and, not knowing how long sho should talk to him, sho naively requested him to tell her wheu sho should leavo him. "Ou tho contrary," said the Prince, "it is for you to tell mo whon you nro bored." Later His Royal Highuess aBked whero tho young lady was born. "At X. I hnvo lived thoro all my life." "How many years did you say you lived there?" inquired the Prince. "Iain bored, sir," aid the lady quietly. If we have a Tomplo of Fame in tho United States entranco to it should bo denied to all supposed great who hnvo not been dend nt least ilfty years. Thcso fresh aud sudden great mon very ofton drop with fearful rapidity. Tho Galveslou Dally Nows remarks: It would seem that tho Sultnu of Turkey is superstitious. Ho has barred tho American hog from his dominion, probably because the importation of thnt articlo Inst year amounted to just 810." A child in Arkansas recently having died nt tho ago of ten months, n Cor ouer hold au inquest over tho body, nnd, in making out tho ccrtiQcato of dcr.tb, stated that tho child wns uu married nnd tint its occupation wns 'keeping its parents nwnko o' nights A Massachusetts correspondent of tho Albany Country Gentlcmau, who wants nil dogs, if uot killed, ro strained from running nt lnrgo, says tho Hook of sheep ou many n farm is to tho farmer "j-ist tho difforonco bo twecn cuough nud not boing nblo to live." Hurt Cftblo nud Mary Gyropo wero married at Moborly, Mo., tho other day, tho officiating clergyman being n Hev. Mr. Snylor. It will hnvo to bo admitted that Mr. Cablo nud Miss Gyropo displayed n thorough appro cintion of tho iltncss of things wheu they called Mr. Saylor in to tie th knot. Tho last ouo of muo reasons given by n leading spinster of Chicago why sho had nover married wns, "Ho ha not proposed." It would eoom that tho othor eight woro superfluous Why spend timo worrying becauso "Ho might liko tidies" or "Ho might part his hair in tho middlo" whon tho dreadful uoccssity of decision seems nover to hnvo nrrivod? Tho Illinois Audubon Society for bird protection, now three years old is tho youngest but largest Stnte ns sociatiou of tho kind. It hns nearly 10,000 enrolled members. Nearly all are childrou. there boing about 800 nd ults, most of whom nro residents o Chicago. A now Illinois statut makes it a misdemeanor, puuishojil by flno or imprisonment, for any per sou to havo in his possession thobody, living or dead, of auy wild bird, th English sparrow, tho crow nnd the chicken hawk excopted. The United statos having completed its war with Spain it has ratified The Hague treaty for tho substitution of arbitration for war. Holland being too small to light anything except tho East Indian aboriginos has ratified this measure of uuiversal peace. Eng land is too busy carrying on war iu South Africa to attend to this matter at presont. Franco, Germany, Rus sia, Austria and Japan feel that thoy must bo a littlo bettor prepared for ir before thoy engage to submit their quarrels to arbitration, aud the increase of fleets and rcarmiuent of artillery forces proceeds, remarks the New York Journal of Commerce. Harvard Univorsity is establishing tho throe-year course for a dogroo in placo of tho time-honored nnd uni versal four-year course. President Eliot says thnt "any young man with fair abilities can now procuro tho do- greo in throo years without hurry nud overwork, if ho wishes to do so, or if his parents wish him," nud this opinion is amply borno out by ro- cout statistics. For, at tho present timo, nearly two-fifths of tho wholo number of students, or 231 who are graduated, are credited in three years with sixteen or moro courses, Tho President further stntes that "within n comparative short timo the majority of thoso who outer tho fresh man class will como to collego with tho purpose of complotiug tho re quirments of tho collego iu threo years." A further and final test of the Kearsargo'8 main battery has sot at rest all doubts as to tho stability of tho vessel and tho structural strength of tho superimposed turrets. Tho tremendous shock from tho simulta neous detonation of full service charges in four thirtcen-iuoh'nnd four cight-inoh gnus was sustained by the ship without tho slightest indication of weakness at any point. No such ordenl would bo possiblo in nctual warfare, although it might be safely undergone Thero iB scarcely a dissenting voico among tho naval experts in rogard to the supreme value of tho now design, nnd it is ex pectod that tho superimposed turret system will now bo applied to tho three battleships in conrse of con struction, as well as nil other future creations of this class for the Atneri can navy. MODERN BURIAL CASKET. Soma Now Solil ns Chennty nn Conine Other More Klnbornto Tlmn liver. Probably about oue-lbitd of tho pooplo dying in this country nowa days nro buried in tuo old-fasuionod coffins, about two-thirds boiug buried iu ouo sort or another of tho modern burial casket, which is as different in appearance from tho old stylo coffin ns it is possiblo to mnko anything de signed for tho purpose, Tho percent age of thoso buried in caskets is nit tho timo increasing, Tho only thing that has provontcd tho casket from practically, if not absolutely, super coding tho coffin, has boen apparent ly its greater cost. Tho burial casket, howovor, is now produced nt lower prices than ever before. A blaok cloth covered casket of n kind that is very extensively used, and was sold uvo years ngo for about 805 is now sold nt $50, nud it could uow bo made nnd sold for loss Minn tint but for tho advanco lu cost within tho past year or two of tho various mate rials that outer iuto its construction. There is now mado n burial casket of tho modern typo, of whlto-wood, fin ished in imitation of rosowood, that is sold ns low as 835, or as cheaply as n coffin of tho moro costly kind; cof- flus boing sold, ncoording to material nnd finish, nt 810 to 835. Thoso prices for coffins nro nlso rnthor less than tho prices at which thoy woro former ly sold; thoso now selling nt $10 to 835 having brought but n few years ago 815 to 815. Tho lower prices hnvo beou brought about by improved nud more econom ical methods of mnuufanturo. It is familiar fact that burial caskets aud coffins nro not mado nowndnys ns thoy wero iu old times, by cabinet-makers aud undertakers, but ill factories do voted to their production, mauy of thcso being big establishments, cnuinpod with tho most modern ma chinery nud npplinuces of nil sorts for tho working of woods aud metals. Iu old times tho undertaker might work away on n singlo coffin in aback room, off his chop; recently nu Amoricau concern manufacturing caskets has put iu 850,000 worth of now aud iiu proved machinery. Not only avo tho less costly of tho burial caskets uow producod at lower prices thau thoso at which thoy woro sold a fow years ago, but thero aro also now mado lower priced caskets of tho finer grades. For oxamplo: Up to say llvo years ngo tho loast costly of tho burial caskets of tho most modern typo, ouo with straight aides piul squaro straight ends, was of carved oak. nud wart sold at 8225. A casket of this kind. hand-ur,'d1 .and p wood liuished in imitation of oak cau uow bo bought for $85; aud a hnnd-cnrvod casket of this stylo of oak, and iu a handsoino desigu, can uow bo bought for 8125. This would bo of straight oak. A similar caskot of quartered oak would cost more. Fivo years ngo tho lowost priced of tho carved mahogany caskets of this kind cost $300; sueh n casket would uow cost $250; this smaller propor tiouato reduction boiug duo to tho presont increased cost of mahogany. Rut while grado for grado all burial caskets aro now sold ouoapcr than formorly, and somo of them hnvo boon brought down to tho pried of coffiue, thoro nro nlso mado nowadays burial caskots of a still moro costly aud olab orato charaoter thau over, and for such caskets thero is n constant salo. Amoug tho costlier varieties, caskets coverod with silk plush aro still in domaud, though uot so many plush covored caskets are sold ns formerly, tho lnrgcst domaud among tho more cosily kinds being now for caskots of wood, of oak nnd of mahogany. Many of those caskots nro most elab orate nud in every wny beautiful, in matorial, in stylo nnd in finish. Among tho costlier burial caskets tho prices range up to 81000 aud upward. Suu. A Camllil rulillilier. Ill tho death of J. Sshabolisz, Zurich .publisher nnd author, tho tho one Ho world of art and letters hns lout of its extrnordiunry characters, wns n shrowd busiuess man, nu excel lent linguist, n skillful writer, nud probably tho most snvngo publisher who over livod. Whou ho nccoptod tho famous momoirs of Count von Ar id m, he wrote ou tho postnl onrd, with tho acceptance, tho proviso: "i ro- servo tho right to correct your infer- nally bad grammar." To nn nspiring poet who had sub mitted manuscript ho auswered by postal card: "I refuse to bo dis graced by printing your doggerel. I don't return tho copy becauso you didu't inclose enough postage If you will send it, with tho price of this card, I will send it to you, but I don't think tho stuff is'worth the expense on your part." Ono of tho postal cards to a novelist read about ns follows: "For Heaven's sake, come nud tnko nwny tho iinnnin nblo mass of paper you loft here for mo to look nt." An ambitious historian wascrushod by tho following, written, liko nil of his correspondence, upon n postal card: "You nro mnking tho mistake of your life. You don't wnnt to study history. You waut to learn how to write." Saturday Evening Post. IIvnrytliliiR Dry. The lato Sir William Lockharl's father, tho Rev. Lawrence Lockhart, D. 1),, before his succession to tho family ostato, in Lanarkshiro, wa. parish minister of Inchiuuan, in Ren frewshire. When, ou his succession to tho estates, ho was "flitting" from Inohinnau, ho left a number of things behind him, stored in a garret. Some timo afterward ho wrote to his suc cessor to ask him whether tho things in tho garret wero "all right," aud, iu particular, whether they wero "well aired." In reply he was told: "Tho things in tho garret are all right, well aired nnd quite dry sermons aud all." London Chronic!" GOOD ROADS NOTES, Country lllglinrnff. T X Owe 13 ?.'. (T thn O wo actually wautgood ronds? aro bad roads preferable tho cry that has boen raised throughout tho length and broadth of this contiuout: "Wo want good roads," tho domaud of mon iu thoir sober sonscs? Or has labor and money boon placed on our roads for a century past merely to till iu time, aud keep our atirulus capital in circu lation. If wo do not want good ronds, if bad roads nro preferable, why should wo want ronds at nil? Wo must hnvo roads. That neces sity having boon placed upon us, tho ex porionco which has taught us tho wis dom of building other structures sub stantially, tcachos us tho economy of having roads that aro good. Wo want roads which will withstand wear. Wo want tho labor and uionu? spout ou thorn to bo a paying investment. Wo want roads which will bo pood no mat tor what tho Btato of tho wcathor. Wo want roads which will not becotno ruttod immediately tho fall rains como ou or whon tho frost loaves tho ground in tho spring, remaining iu rough ridges for n ooiisidorablo part of tho summer. A road whioh does this is n bad road. Tho mouoy nud labor spent on it is largely forcod down iuto tlio mud, is plowed under withlu n year nnd wasted. A good ror.il is nu economical rond. Iu building an economical road, im provements must bo mado in sitati a way that thoy will last. Roadi hnvo boon built on the same principle as is wagon which breaks down under the first load, and is usod for firewood af ter a year of Borvice. Most of tho leadlug roads havo been mado and re mado a sooro of Union aud aro still bad roads. Thoy aro of tho kind that "broak up." A road that "breaks up," liko anything olso that breaks up, iB n poor invostmout. Wbouroad building is rightly understood in this country, township couuoilors will no moro think of buildiug roads th.it will broak up in tho spring thau thoy will think of constructing houses Hint break up m tho spriug, barns that broak up in tho spring or foucos that broak up in tho spring. Tho road buildors of this country havo not given snfficicntconsidoratiou to tho effect of building bad roads, Year after year work of u flimsy, shift less character is placed ou tho ronds. Tho results aro only tomporory and are destroyed by a very littlo wear nud traffic. In a very short timo the work .bus n bn done over ngniu. Rut tho evil doos not end with this. This nu mini demand fo. ropairn in ho great that no township can respond to it. Tho roads instead of being repaired when thoy need it are uoglcotod, grow worse nud worse, nud nil the evils of bnd ronds follow. Whnt bnd roads nro doing for this country is only ouo sido of tho evil. Tuo other side is whnt thoy nro not doing. Tho Iosh doos not arise so much from tho mouoy and labor wasted every year ns it docs from tho nbsonce of benefits which good ronds would bring. Our loss must bo measured uot so much by tho inouoy nud labor wo aro throwing away ion bad roads, ns by tho opportunities which would come to us if tho roads wero good. AVIiln Tlrn TvXImniiy. Testimony ou tho valuo of wide tires comes from nil sections of tho globe. A oorrospondeut of n paper in Sydnoy dosoribos n rond iu winch honvily laden wngoua with unrrow tiros sank hnlf-upoko deop, nud in placos to their whool hubs," nnd yet n load of fivo tons carried 'on six-inoh tiros sank but two to four inches in tho worst placos. In dry weather, ho says, tho roads nro cut up by narrow tiros until tho dust is a foot deep, and then the rain will uot mako tho dust sot hard again. A good material for roads is gravel, "but no gravel loads often aud twelve tons on threo nud four-inch tiros, Au experienced leninster will not spenk nbout tho tonungo his team can draw. Ho will say, 'I thiuk tho road will carry fivo tons' or more, ns tho case might bo. I hnvo heard road superin tendents say that enormous sums of money could bo saved nuuunlly if broad tires woro usod. Tho only ob jection I have heard raiso.l against tho wido tires is ttint tfioy do not fit into tho ruts cut by tho narrow ones, whioh makes tho draught heavier upon tho team. That is partially truo, but tho ruts would not bo cut if all tlio wagons had wido tiros. Portablo en gines varying from six to eight horse power and weighing fivo tons aud oyer aro drawn by lighter teams thnu wagons whioh, with thoir londs, would not weigh moro. This is owing to tho broad tires always used on engines. Tho ash paus on engines nro seldom moro thnu nbout ton inches from tho ground, but owing to tho wido tiros, these eugiucs seldom bog deop enough to allow thopaus to touch the ground," North American Horticulturist. Milking (Iiioil Itouita. Wo onco holpcd n man fit a bit of road through n low nnd miry piece of laud ou his farm. Thoro was n bad road ofton used at certain sonsons nud he wautod it mado good. Tho surface soil was thrown out as deop as it was thought to bo valunblo matorial, and, by tho way, that well paid for tlio la bor. Thou a bit of old stouo wall was put into tho roadway, tho larger stouos boiug rather carefully packed at tho outside. On thoso larger stones woro dumped piles of small stones that had accumulated from clearing tho meadows and cultivated Holds, It whs two good jobs iu getting tho walls and stono-hoaps out of tho way. This foundation was covered with gravel, and whon it was dono tho owner said: "Thero, that job is done, and I think it will stay dono while I live." and wo think it would and through one or two moro generatirns, Wo havo thought sinco tho agitation of tho good ronds question thnt wo should not reach a Boluticr. of it until road makers learned to do their woik so that it would "stay dono. " Mauy farms havo places used as roadways which need lust such treatment, nud so do certain pieces of town ronds. A tlromlcneil Movement. To ono whoso wish is to seo tho good roads movement broadened and accolcratod it is gratifying to noto tho greater attention that the uowspapem of tho wholo country nro dovoting to tho subject. And tuo rurnl press. just whoro tho work is to hi dono is now nativo in tho agitation, nidod by correspondence from tho fnrmcrx, themsolvcs, who certainly kuu wheroof they fpcak. Tlir Alill-llut Criitmlo In tlrlf'. Thero is uo doubt that this ycat will see many more miles of goj I roads built thau has auy of its pre decessors. Tho agriculturists, to v.hom good road j will mean ro much, nro nowdis oussing tlio subjoct as thoy have never done before. Whilo road building is mne! chonpor now than it waa fivo yearn ago, so far ns labor is concerned, thorn is still nn incrcaso duo to the greater demand for building innlerial from various parts of tho country. Tho National Goyornmont has dono nothing for n half century for belle.- road highways, wiiioh would directly boneflt the farmers nud indirectly bo of untold valuo to tlio couuucroaof tho entire couutry. Thero nro nt present 20,003 miles of roads of nil kiuds in NowJcisoy, in cluding stoue, clay, grnvol nud mind. Of this amount 1000 miles hnvo boou improved, Tho Nntiounl Assembly of tlio LengiM of American Wheelmen strongly iudorsod tho bill presented to Congress, calling for an appropria tion of 83,000,000 for highwny im provement iu tho various States. PRESERVING ORANCES. New rrocm Which It Snlil to lla I: II or llinti Colli .Stor.tgn. Tho Southern California Fruit Ex change, with headqunrtors in Los Augolos, has for somo timo beou ex perimenting with n now system of proserving oranges whilo iu process of sliipmout. Lnst year, oxporimoutH woro made with good results, but tho mattor was tiudortakon too lato iu tho soasou for anything dclluito to bo de termined. Tho question has boen taken up ngniu this year, and, early as tho ornugo sonson is, tho Fiuit Ex chango is preparing to announce tho coniploto success in every particular -f.ils now system. R. R. Suowdeu, of Los Angolcs, ii tho inventor, nud tho prooo3s con sists iu fumigating tho oranges with oortain gases before shipment, iu ordoi' to kill tho fungus which is tho a!!,8C attractions, nnd to ronoli tho fain--. HEALTH, HATIUNU, AND l o i T n 1.1 t I.1C.-H imet ttj..i. n... IH"To. ,,1 iouivu ivr-,owr.JLO in uuui, iiiu it wa'" "UiL'iu mis iniiiio a rate m whiol'BN nnd SALT LAKE CITY of ohomiro for tho round trip plun $2 from ClMlt ,,..1 lt,o tt l.,x In .,ir..t 1...... 1)1 wwa... ,,, ,UI, lf lU III 1'IIUUU I, llllfl Ml, was vl to 112 inclusive, July 18, nnd Aug. was urn limit Out. 31, 1000. 11 a Hi". imui uniuuii, uuu uu ur mi- uflts JAS. 11. SOANLAN, Agont. fnot vory is nt (1 Been uuuuuiu vi inven' load 3 Notice, is nb ily os' coat rVo 400,000 Acres of Pus- JJ. II, VJUUU11IUW,-I . . T n , n W. Gl Coobrauo & Son, agents iu this city for the Soutliorn California Fruit Exchaii.'re, talked lulorcstiugty yes tordayvof tho now motliod. "Thoro is uot tho slightest room for doubt," ho said, ,"that our now oheuiioal pro cess has proven n success. Not only is tho fruit preserved boltor thnu by tho uso of ioo, but tho saving in cost is tromendous. Just what the cost is of using gases wo do not know exact ly, ns there socms to bo considerable secrecy surrounding tho details of tho matter, in California. Rut thnt it will rovolutionizo tho present lnothods of shipping fruit thoro cau bo littlo ques tion. "Wo nro cxpocling sovernl moro consignments treated by tho now method in a fow days, but wo nro quite sure that tho results thero will boar out the experiments aud th,i tests nlrcady made." Kansas OllJ Tunes. WORDS OF WISDOM. Fino eeu.se aud exalted nonse nro not half so useful ai common sense. Pope. Tho tostimouy of a good cousoienoo is tho glory of n good name. Thoniai u.KoinpiH, Wo nro nltogethar too dopendout upou society for plensuro nud profit. II. A. Kendall. Wo have far bettor insight into our weaknesses thau iuto tho abilities of othors. Spnrgeon. Ono of tho godlike thiugs of this world is tho veneration dono to human worth by tho hearts of mou. Oarlylo. It is bolter to suffer wrong thau to do it, and happier to bo soinotimca cheated than not to trust. Johnsou. Wo Hud it hard to lovo thoso wo inonsnro ourselves ugninst ospeoinlly if tho pattern is n little largo. Garri son. Worthless things rocoivo a value, whon they are made tho ofloriugs of l-ospoot, O3teoiu and gratitude. Looke. Tho shortest aud surest way to livo with honor in the world is to bo iu reality what we would nppoar to be,- Socrates.