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3 1 If entteib Century Romance. By EPFIE . MEEEIMAJJ. ; Dopjrrljtht, UBi, kr American Praaa Aaaocl- UooJ (Continued from last week.) CHAPTER V. In all ber life Letty had not heard fcch language as this from the lips of a young man. She was inexpressibly hocked, yet withal she was interested. It was quite delightful, she told herself, to meet one so very unconventional, but the did not care to be seen in his com pany by other men whose good opinion ihe might one day wish to win. Al though she had longed all her life to meet a man different from the men of tier acquaintance, now that she stood face to face with, him she wished him to be properly conventional. Harold had not finished speaking when he suddenly realized that this was the twentieth century, and that the world bad changed while be slept. "Do yon mean tosay," be demanded, with a sudden change of tone that was almost ludicrous, "that it is the custom in this unenlightened community for ladies to call upon gentlemen?" "I most certainly do." replied Letty. "Well." returned Harold after a lit tle period of silence, "I think if we are to be friends" "As we should for grandma's sake," eagerly interposed Letty, who was so anxious to continue the acquaintance that she did not think how her remark might be taken until it bad escaped ber , Jips, 1 ',' "Oh, my dear fellow," she added '"' quickly. "I beg your pardon, I'm surel'.' Letty was consumed with mortifica tion. Sbe had always been careful not to remind any man that be was growing older every year and consequently less attractive, and it was exasperating that sbe should now have been so thoughtless as to remind this beautiful young fel- iow mat ne nan oeen wie recjoieui. ui ber grandmother's loverlike attentions, ClO Will WJ i - - - derstand the courtships of the nineteenth century perhaps because a number of the books which ber grandmother had left her had been written by Howells. Harold was far from being pleased. It is never pleasant to be reminded, more especially by a handsome young woman, that one belongs to a past cen ' tury. Letty could not but perceive that he was hurt, " What can I say?" sbe asked, dis tressed beyond measure at bis silence. ... As she spoke she went to his side and ' tenderly took bis hand in bers. Her touch thrilled him, while it angered 5i bira, and be pulled bis hand away, kA juite as a grieved young girl might ' have done in his day. The action re ' minded Letty of previous flirtations, and she began to feel more at home with him. She quickly decided that, after all, young men were all very much alike, and that there was none of them who could not be won by the lucky young woman who knew how to work upon their susceptibilities. She was congratulating herself on the pleasure - Coquettish young fellow when her dream -' vka rudely shattered oy tne iook oi ae- termination on Harold's face as be arose and stood before ber. "Miss Everett," be said frankly, " should like to become better acquainted ' with you. but I cannot sacrifice all my ideas of the fitness of things to the ab surd customs of this generation." "Are our customs more absurd than yours were?" asked Letty. "Thaw Bfipm an rn me. 'May that not be because you are not UBed to them?" "Perhaps so. However, I do not moan to conform to them in any way that seems to me to reflect on my manhood. "But they are established" "I cannot help that. I assure you I rould if I could. As I said just now, I aould liko to kn'ow you better. Can ve not strike a compromise that shall enable us to become friends?" "We might try. -1 should feel flat tered, I'm sure." "Suppose, then, we agree to meet in the park and dispense with calling and a few other of the restrictions of society conventionalities? I will try to forget the customs of the nineteenth century if you'll ignore those of the twentieth, and we will be as free as the birds. Lettv agreed, thinking that if this peculiar young man could afford to run such a risk she certainly could. She comforted her uneasy conscience with the thought that no eligible young wom an was severely condemned for sowing . 1 j; few wild oats unless the results were ' too rank to be overlooked by a most in dulgent public. Harold was about to bow himself from Letty'a presence when be caught sight of a woman striding down the street. "Why," he exclaimed, with a merry laugu, "i ueiiev mat is cay menu Mary. Sue is an odd specimen of hu manity, isn't she?" "May I ak what yoa know aboat ber?" inquired Letty, "Only that she proposed to me oa Ifbt" Tbe sentence was nevvr finished. Tbere was a sudden loud report, which seemed to break the world into bits, and a stunning thw which pounded 1t together again. For a tuoiuout Harold fttlt btut!t to be the eiubodluiuiit ot confusion in a world of dirkm ll-littd ealy by st.ir wbU b dund tuadly be fore bis eyes. Tbue was sound ot si dled vilc-s, which sui1 to com from tbe suit Then vue an Interval of Mr quiet, when be wt conscious of Beitbur light U"t iUtktn- when tbtre was uo world and tntthlntf la it luruui was uitoouHhius but a niO" tnnt When be recuvervd, be found j blmwlf lytiirf at fall lutigtuoa tbe puub, with Lly Ivii'tttirf wr btut. " Are o U ttwrr' she eWl Underty. "Wlut U the Uiktti i? Uv 1 tu hot!" k "Un itm.e nar twin. I Mf y.mr totr ' I" "" jwu down, The bullet passed above you as yon telL" " You knocked me down!" "I did. I could have saved you in no other way." "I think," replied Harold, with a smile, "that I might as well have been shot." As he spoke he started to raise him self from his recumbent position, but in k moment Letty bad lifted him to bis feet and placed him in a chair. "Why did you do that?" be asked angrily. "I have not yet become so helpless that I must be lifted by a wom an." Before Letty could explain that she had only done what custom demanded of a woman Harold's attention was drawn to Mary, who was struggling to free herself from the bold ot several stalwart women, who were endeavoring to secure her by means of cords. "I have had ber arrested," said Let ty, following bis glance. " Wiiat are you going to do with her?" asked Harold of the women. "We are waiting for the ambulance," they replied,, "She will soon be placed where she can make no mors disturb ance. It was she who fired at you," ex plained Letty. "Poor Mary! Sbe has good heart, but a violent temper." Let Mary go free." interruptea uar- old. "You need not arrest her on my account. I can take care of myself." Ah, my dear sir," they replied,"you do not know the world as we do." "And I don't want to," retorted Har old, "Release Mary, I say, or you'll be sorry!" 'We might as well do as he requests, said Letty 10 the women, much as if be bad been a persistent child, too attract ive to be denied that which he desired. Mary was released, and Harold turned abruptly away, wishing that be bad never awakened. He bated to live in a world ruled by women, and be wondored X-TTiaw sW- .tf ww "Release Mwry, I say, or you'll be sorryt" if there were any new inventions in tbe methods of committing suicide which were superior to those of his day. He bad not walked far when he was over taken by Mary. "Why did you make them release me?" she asked abruptly. "Because I did not want yoa arrested on my account. "But I tried to kill you." "I wish yoa had succeeded." "Are you so very unhappy?" "I am hungry and homesick and ntterly disgusted." 'Have you been to a physician?" "No." "A good one lives here. Hadn't yoa better go in?" "It is all nonsense. I want food, not medicine." "You will find that it is food. Don't pass the door. You must go in sooner or later, you know. You will feel bet ter when your system has been replen' ished." "I presume you are right. Well, I'll go." Harold turned to go np the steps of a fine house bearing the sign: "E. A. Co burn, M. D. Food prescriptions a spe ciality." "Over the way," said Mary, inter rupting him, "in that store with the sign "System Supplies' across the front, you will be able to purchase what you want. It is the best place in tne city. They do not adulterate their com pounds." "Thanks," said Harold. "You are the first one who has given me any prac tical information." "I hope," faltered Mary, "that you will not think me unwomanly for men tioning these things. " "Unwomanly! Why should I think that?" "Most men object to having women speak of such things. They prefer to have us think that they are too angelic to require system supplies." "They must be like some women I used to know," replied Harold, with a laugh. "Well, good night, Mary." Harold ran lightly up the stone steps, but betor he had touched the bell be waa again detained by Mary. "Har old," she said softly, "did you interfere n my behalf because yoa bave decided , to love me a little?" j "Don't be so silly!" exclaimed Har- 1 ld in disgust. "I was just beginning to , think you quite a jolly girl. Why most yoa spoil it all?" "I understand," replied Msry bit terly, "Yoa have given your beait to Letty, but she will never care fur you bait as tenderly as 1 could. There is no tsudtrness in her nature." Harold bad touched the bell, and Mary bad not 8uihd speaking when I the door was opvued, and Harold was j Invited to walk iu to tbe dot lor 'a office, I On entering be was disgusted to find that L. A, Coburu was a lady, "I bH pardon," be said, "toll thick there tuutt be aunt mistake, I e xpectvd to find a man dm tor." "Thte are nu iuq rctliiD melt cine la this ty," rplid K. A. Co- burn. "Ituled I do not knew of but ene nun doctor In the wurlJ. and be Is a quack. He could not U ctberwUe, una kitiiur. fnp t. va kIIaw..! la ftt-ii.t My that wotasn lrmrlb lor mm?" Why not) Wba a maa is sick, be want the Wt iodual aiaiiUnce to U ktalliMl. Mi It uttf Hil alli Mtntatlv r 4ijtUa!lv Mno enough U tsvugm evtwi,, K, at r bate they tbe reqolst.t 4 patience. Worse yet, their love of money would lead them to ply their profession w lib other than humanitarian motives." "Notwithstanding," replied Harold, 'a feeling of delicacy leads me to pre tt r a man. However, if there is no man to lie bad. I suppose I tuuht yield to the inevitable as gracefully as may be." Di. (Alburn not only prescribed for Harold, but administered some of tho .oid whit h t-lic .bought his system de i lanikd lmint urgently, and when he lolt lie i llice he felt that life was much bet ter worth living. He bad at last found tJue change in the twentieth century which met with his hearty approval Dr. (,'oburn refused to take the lee he offered, oaying that it would be coo fider.d a bribe, and that the salary paid by government was quite remunerative enough to meet her needs. When Harold reached bis own door, he chanced to glance back jiiHt in time to see two figures, one on either side of l ' 111' ' l, Hi . II IJ I'VU l llll. .M.V, w wmmw I ' B " ' uws. He at once surmised that be had been followed by Mary, who in torn had been followed by Letty. ' CHAPTER VI. Several weeks bad passed since Har old's proposition to meet Letty in the park bad been made and accepted, and the two had become more and more deeply interested in each other. In fact, the time had come when each felt that matters might as well be settled be tween them at once, and one fine morn ing each started for the park with the firm determination to make a roposal of marriage that very day. Both were strangely excited, for neither felt sure of tnHt,,)eW(Jg not 8orry( lut ,f ha the sentiments of tbe other. They had thought It she kept the thought to her succeeded very well in ignoring customs Btif, Bhe had made herself very useful and conventionalities, aiid their rela- to Harold In many ways since the day tionship duiing these weeks had been she shot at him, and the two bad be much like that which might exict be- come very good friends. Harold .be tween two men or two women who un- lieved that Mary had opened her eyes to derstood each other, and who were her own folly, and that be need not fear thrown together in a strange land where any further confessions of love on her no one understood them. It was liko that, with one little ex ceptlon the difference in the Influ ence whicb love exerts on two whom nature intended for companions, In deed conventionalities bad been so en tirely forgotten that neither Harold nor Letty thought that the other might claim tbe right of proposal, but each acted according to the promptings of the heart. It was not nntil they at tempted to put their thoughts into words that conventional difficulties arose to make trouble between them. "My darling." began Harold as soon as he caught sight of Letty. "Little sweetheart," rapturously ex claimed Letty at the same moment. Each beard the other. When yoa remember that it was not a wbit more flattering to Letty to be addressed as "darling" than it was to Harold to be called "little." you will nnderstand why each broke the sentence off at that point and stared at the other in silent disapproval. It was not that each did not want the love of the other, but that each prefeired to be in suspense a little while to having love thrown at him or her without the asking. It was too much like being drowned in a barrel of sirup, Letty was the first to recover herself. "Did you speak?"' sbe asked stiffly. Harold thought he might have roiH understood ber,. and be was sure that if Bhe had understood him sbe was entitled to further explanation. "I was about tosay," he began, his manner showing great embarrassment, "that that is, I bad thought Letty, the faot Is I love you!" "Harold," replied Letty gravely, al most sternly, "why could you not have waited a moment? I was about to make tbe same declaration-" "Then I am glad I did not wait," de clared Harold fervently. "I like a wom an better who does not wear her heart on ber sleeve." "But. little one," added Letty ten derly, "can you not see that your man ly modesty demands that you keep your sentiments a secret until tbe one you love bas disclosed hers?" "I must confess that T cannot," re plied Harold. "It is man's duty to pro pose" "Excuse me, sir. It Is woman's priv ilege." See here. Letty,"sald Harold, with sudden decisiveness, "there are some little matters which have got to be sot- Eath board Wt other, tied between us, and we might aa well disco theiu now. We bave Utn will fully Mind since we flrat became ac qualntea. i.l rn.lAiit hm ni.tr tit it.i with life thaw we bad Imaging," ad- tultted Mty. "We wtllame that e are to U mi riled," roiitlnurd Harold. "Who I to v the (iH-ii.of the Nii.tly," "Why, 1 hil do It, of coiiw." r- rliod I,.tty, surt.ria.Hl that be could ak so fiNilwh a mixtion. "Imbed yoa will d tfeiitif i f lltw tort," tM Harold firmly, "I'nt, lUrtild, H bss lv the ritun "I d n'l car a coltdumn Uriia Hum," tatvrtu(-tvd ll-U' Id. "Wouldn't I ! a fsiu son t f a iutt in N d ju4 nt t it a wmiMti?" "Can jou imagine bw t sbooU f'l to be dependent on a man?" retorted Letty. "But," argned Harold, "it is ac cording to nature that woman should raise children and man should work for her and them." "Naturel" repeated Letty scornfully. "One can illustrate any text from na ture. Watch tbe beasts and the birds. Does the female bird sit idly by while tho male builds the nest?" "The male certainly is not idle," re plied Harold. "In my mind idleness and inferiority are synonymous, and I refuse to accept such a position." t "Yet you would force woman to ac ! cept it." Letty was discovering that things which in romances were quite delightful were often not even endura ble in real life to one not brought np in the belief that they must be endured. ' "It is different with women," replied ! Harold. ,"They are most charming in ' a subordinate position" That is precisely what we think of ... . W ., , . ...... w.'l T.,.f nolmla " , ' ell. "said Harold angrily, "you ay as well understand once tor all that I Bumi livvct iiti;t; uijaui u ,jni.vif of dependence. 1 wouldn't do it for tho ! best woiaan living." ) "Nor I for the best roan," replied Letty, with equal spirit. s Letty and Harold had reached a point in their walk where the road crotmod tbe park in opposite directions. With out a word of explanation each took a separate path. Harold had gone but a few steps when be was met by Mary. "Yes," she said, replying to his look of inquiry, "I overheard every word. I thought it would come to this." Mufv l.iiliwl na if aha wnnlil Itla fn part, and Mary had bravely decided that since she could not win Harold's love she would at least deserve bis friendship, They bad talked together a great deal about the delights of the nineteenth century. Harold bad quite forgotten the annoyances of that day and joined with Mary in wondering how a condition so perfect could have led to tbe war ot revolution between tho sexes. Harold had told Mary of bis hope to, win Letty and now looked to her for the sympathy which she bad always shown when be was in distress, Mary understood and determined to be equal to bis expectations, though hor heart broke. "I think," she said quietly, "that yon bave not understood Letty, Sbe bas always declared that she would not marry until she could find a man whom she would find companionable" "That is precisely the quality which I desired In a wife," interrupted Harold. "Yet neither of yon treat tbe other as I should imagine a companion would wish to be treated. Each seems to me to be struggling for the mastery, Yoa are willing that Letty should be twen tieth century except where her ideas of tbe fitnesi of things come into collision with your own. Letty is delighted with a nineteenth century man except when be would force ber to bow to customs which would rob her of her cherished independence. Let tne tell you, Harold, that Letty can never be like ber grand mother." "I have not said that I desire it," "You bave repeatedly spoken to her of that lady as being everything desira ble. History tells us that she was a very ordinary young woman, rather pretty, but extremely sentimental and possessed of very little independence. Letty can never be like that. She is too" Mary 'a estimate of Letty will never be known, for the conversation was in terrupted at this point by a noise which sounded to Harold like the threatening growling of an angry beast. "What in time Is that?" be interrupted, but before Mary could reply a fearful apparition appeared before his astonished gaze. It was larger than tbe largest house be had ever seen. At times it appeared to be perfectly round, and it rolled along the ground with a force that must have crushed even tbe largest of the buge ' trees had it not flattened Itself so as to avoid them. As it cauie nearer tbe sound of growling increased to that of tbe rumble of heavy thunder, and pent up lightning seemed to sbine from its myriad eyes, "It la coming this way," gasped i Mary, "Harold, hove you ever worked? "No," replied Harold. "Why should I? My father's wealth" "Will not save you," interrupted Mary. "That" pointing to the terri ble thing swiftly rolling toward them "that Is the ' Colonial Scheme. ' " Even as she spoke she took Harold by the shonlders, and with almost superbn man strength tossed him to one side. Tbe buge creature rolled on, leaving poor Mary crushed to death on tbe very spot where but a Second before she had been so full of life and strength, A i crowd of monrnets soon gathered about ! ber proatrate form. I "It U fate," said tfcemore philosoph ical aiming theut, "No grt Mchnue waa evrr set on foot for tbe biw fit of bumantty that did not fount its Innoo-nt ; victim by scores I fore It began to OlHfaU siUYri.fillly," lhtKh m?" Inquired Harold, "U m starts." ssplalnrd the Live- tw r. "for lh urr of imlluUt- lug Uivee ludlYldiuls who are W.ru tin d. 1 lraww H ' ' " wtW lo no citiei lull, a tow e, oar noble Mary bus giveu b r life or yours. Yowws limn, )cii twt wcik foralivina'.t'lthrf a Ih u kir, ahotcy, ebiultwa. attnMiv.v if ruttt if upeli." lUMd was l(it t dn lh litn-a. lt la (mivt i t th m tiurtllmirj allenia ti wba Utt, who had la Uda: evrr Maty, t at l bta side and I'lal ber b4tid ti bt arm. "Harold," said sbe softly, "should yoa prefer to have me like my grand mother?". "Letty," be retorted, "should yoa prefer to have me like my kinsman, Mr. James Winthrop?" Then the lovers looked into each other's eyes and smiled. They realized that each was dependent on the other made so by a love which was stronger than the prejudices of either and si multaneously they sgreed to strike a compromise. . , "We will spend oor Jlves'sald Har old, "in trying to teach that what one thinks is right because it seems to be in the natural order of things Is more of ten right only because custom has taught as so to regard it." "We will," added Letty, "look for ward to a day when we shall have taught people to consider a condition right because based upon principles of xact and impartial justice." They threw their arms around each other, and their lips met In a rapturous Salute. THB BNO- Political Haul). The business men of this cotimrj are "pretty sleek" on trade deals buying and selling and charging "all tbe tralllo will brar," Hut when it comes toblf transaction such as conj trolling the money, locking it up and letting it lav i''le until the demand for it increases its value ,10 per cent they are not in it at all w.th the financiers We have, according to them, been just in sight of good times ever since the repeal of the Hherman law. Bat now comes Uradstreet, who la the high priest of the buMneftS men, and says . "The unfavorable conditions pre vailing' in commercial and Industrial circles throughout the country, to gether with the prospect for no ma terial improvement during the sum mer, nmrlis the present season as probab'y the dullest relatively for twenty years. At no time since panle and business depression manifested themselves last year bave ret orts as to tbe volume of sales of merchandise, the manufacture of staple goods and the indisposition of merchants gener ally to buy except for absolutely Im mediate wants, been so pronounced and so general tbroughouttbe country as during the past few week, "Nuperflclal examination of busi ness conditions leading to unwar ranted optimistic concluiions as to nearby future of trade have not been wanting; but, as a mttter of fact, based on comprehensive and careful examination, the next tew months promises a continuance, if not an In tensifylng, of existing conditions of extreme dullness and depression." Of course ordinary mortals with good borse sense knew this even be fore the repea of the Hherman law, but it will be received as a piece of bad news by the "sagacious" business men ot the country. After a while some one will discover (?) the fact that we need more money in circulation and be will be called a great financier. We venture to say that not I per cent of the business men of the country ever study economic questions except for one side, ami thaUlde la given by the men who make millions of dollars through being able to control the currency, The respectable democrats In "Willie" Urecklnridge's district are doing what they can to save them selves theUhgrace of his being re turned to congress. 'Ihe other day they got together and gave him the following certificate of character: Whereas, The representative of this district In ongress has coveted him self with disgrace, and the people whose servant he is with mortification and shame by gross and frightful licentiousness, by lying and deceit, by the violation and disregard of every tie that human beings bold sucred, and by such shame essness and disre gard of moral obligations as bas made him the wonder and scorn of tbe whole world; and, , Whereas, Ibis matter In all of its phases possesses distinctive and terrible features which place it utmost a!one and unparalleled In the record of humau depravity In our country, striking at tbe very foundation of oi order and life and mocking at Un purity of our women and the sacredness of our homes, rendering the author of these crimes a public enemy; therefore we pledge ourselves to use every honor able means to prevent the .renomlna tlon of W. V. V, UrecWnridge. We appeal to our dam vratlc friends by the honor of the dUtrlet and la tbe name of (iod to rle lit their might had prevtut the frful moral degra datiou which would le bound up l the eltH'tUta of tliis mm. '1 tivy then vusaed resolutions re iiural n hint t withdraw from tbe race. Out i f regard for dawnoy he mtirbt tod.i It. It "W.llte ' dos sut c4 in Iweitig returns! t.i u grras 'we hU Wiit on tu above cantti. ate ot charecur fu)Uiviug btut. aad a eP sliould be ot t'levxry ai-hunl girl la th ciuat. la whn the bill Htm- duvd W ral th Uuoiwe t, Joha Marwaa Hiko aa tollowa. "I iet that the uiitUtaMve of the laouue las la an abaoiwU a lity for any ay ale m ot laUraal la If the a ul and ! should dotartuUe after fU ftttd" cretloa to Tfwal the iaHime Ux 1 sha 1 fvor tre repeal of all tbe taxes upon t-onsuinptioa that bear upon the great ma&es of the people. I do not brieve there is any such ' complaint bout tne income tux. If I had my own way I wou'd retain the income tax at 5 per eeot mak ing such modifications as ould afford the proper exemptions. I would malnUin the income, tax at 5 per cent on till Incomes above i,00u, and then throw off these taxes upon consumption that do oppre s the poor and do take dollars oat of the coffers of the people who earn them by their daily work." Just tbeother day he made aspeecli against the income tax. He said it was a war tax and there was no necessity r?rit It was a tax on clashes. Tbe Idea of taxing a comparatively few be eauseyou can reach tiiem and because they live in large cities was an act of Rgrarlanisra and injustice. If they legislated for clssses In this country then the system would break down All men wen alike under the law and the same rule should apply to all. The old reprobate ought to be belted over tbe head with a dead cat. Y kk, sir, we sre In favor of , every patriot owning a good repeating- rili e. 1'he constltut on guarantee him this right anil the Indications demand It Mudgo I wonder why a flrl alwaya shuts her eyes when a fellow kisses borf Yabnley I never noticed any thing of the sort, but I suppose it da pendt upon the kind of faoe tbe follow baa. y PERSONAL NOTES. Lnln H, nrtrgi, a wn.ll psnf de signer of New York, drew a Chinese pattern so popular that 300,000 rolls of the paper have been sold, One of the three domm shirts p sosaed by Napoleon at St. Helena and divided at his death among his com panions, has been sold by auction for 150 francs. ; J lules Simon had a cataract removed from one of his eyes lately and under went the operation with a coolness and fortitude that few young men would have equaled. The combined assets of the llot.li schild family in Europe are not less, it Is said, than $2,000,000,000. The vir tual head of the family Is Nathaniel, Lord Rothschild 'of London. Dr, Glaus Dab i, who has Won elected to a professorship In the uni versity of Chictigo, has been fur some years at the head of the department of Scandinavian language and litera ture at Yale, The widow of (leneral Phil Sherl danwlth her three children, lives In Washington. Phil, her only son, at tend school In that city, while her two daughters attend Kilen hall, a Cutliollo seminary, near Philadelphia. Hanutel II. Arnold, who was Impli cated In the project to abduct Presi dent Lincoln in 1H0.1, and sentenced to the Dry Tortugas for life, being after wards pardoned by President John son, Is now keeping a meat stall in tho Uroadway market, Baltimore. The Louisiana legislature has voted an appropriation to erect a handsome statue to Thorny Lafou, a negro phi lanthroplst, who died at New Orleans a few months ago after a life of be nevolence, leaving nearly all of his fortune ($i00,000) to charities. THE PASSING SHOW. The parliament of Finland has passed a law prohibiting all railroad trafllc and mail delivery on Sunday. Henry Hpitz of Altoona, Pa., was fatally Injured while saving his little daughter from death under an electric car. Tho average x watch is composed of ninety-eight pieces and Its manu facture embraces more than 3,D00 dis tinct and separate operations. A sturgeon weighing 300 pounds and having a leather belt attached to its tail was caught off Wiekford in Narragansett bay ono day lately. That which is popularly known as the funny bono, at the point of tbe elbow, la In reality not a bone at all. but a nerve that lies near the hurfaoa. Two men In liuff.ilo got Into a fight as to whether or rot "tho sun draws np the watr that make the rain." lino struck the other and broke his neck. The member of the Woman's Chris tian Tcmpc rauco union of llrooklyn, N. Y., have resolved to buy their gro ceries in future from dealers who do not sell liquor. A traveler recently returned from Knglaml ay the girl there are all Indulging In the hair-dre-alng frtaka known as '-bath-buns." lie describee them a hard, round knots of hair, generally covered with a net and looking as their mim Implies exactly like a bun -or like a rubber ball that had Wrn thrown and -tuck against the back of the head. Hut haiid.oine or liiileoua. the bath bun will drive out t'ii graceful jvehe knot if Dame I'uslil n fco order WALTER BAKER & GO. Ta Uxl MMufiM-tMi f (7u PURK, HIGH CMADC If J nnnuf inn rimnni ITTP .k I " ! Aft I I I! Ill HI Sir. .'-a vvvvov ioiw vi ivvvhii ZLjiPfriii lan uir.Mrir CALIPOiNIA micwhui iipcuiiox. IRCJIKf AST CCCOA. -, K I',- I . ,. 4 4 su.e at eatxaat svaiwa. V 3