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WEARY FOR HER.
I'm weary For my dearie "From the itiornin' to the nirht; I'm raissin' Of her klssin" An" her footsteps follin' light O I'm weary For my dearie ... From the morn in' to the nijrht! I'm weary For my dearie When the lark flies o'er the loam; When the meadows Feel the shadows JLa' the cows come lowing home O I'm so weary For my dearie An she's far away from home! I'm weary For my dearie When the hearthstone flickers bright; When the lily Dews fall chilly .An' the hollows hold the nlgrht O I'm weary For my dearie An' her black eyes beamin" bright! So weary For you, dearie Aa' you're hidden, from my sight An' the blossom Seeks your bosom. An" the snow falls ghastly white. Where you're sleepln" An' I'm weepin' From the momin' to the night! -F. L. Stanton, in Chicago Times-Herald. A LOST PARADISE. BT HIKE MLB, The room had been very still for a long w hile; only the even, monotonous splash, of the out-going- tide, and now and ajain a restless, unconscious move ment of the dying woman in the bed, iisturbed the stillness of the night. In the big arm-chair by' the bedside, in the light of the lamp, sat a gaunt "woman, angular and haggard, with ftiu compressed lips, yellow skin, light -yes, and dead straw-colored hair drawn tightly back from her forehead, and twisted into an uncompromising Jcnot at The nape of the neck. She had watched for many weary nights now beside that bed, but still her yes were wide and watchful, and her attitude alert. She counted each flut tering breath of the girlish form be neath the sheet, she noted each quiver of the unconscious eyelids. " The night wore on. and with the com ing of the gray dawn, a wind arose, moaning "round the little house, and shaking the fastenings of the sick room avindovv. The dying woman stirred; she moaned, then "slowly opened her eyes. "Jreat sad blue eyes like a child in trouble. She fixed them upon the -watcher in the chair with a pathetic Jook of entreaty. "Hepzibah!" The pale lips just fornied the whispered word. The gaunt woman rose hastily and tent over her. "Hepzibah you have been very good to me " A painful pause, breathing was so clifiioult. "Am I dying now? The woman bending over her made no response, but Tears gathered in her linrtl eyes, her thin lips quivered. ".No, you need not tell me. I know I -am. I can feel it. Hepzibah you have .lieen so good to me. There is some thing you must do for me when I am gone " Hepzibah bent over her. waiting, watchful. The dying girl raised one feeble hand, -pointing towards the old bureau in the corner of the room. "There in the third drawer on the left a packet letters will you bring them to me?" Ilcpzibah brought over to her a lit tle bundle, tied round with faded pink a-ibbon. The young woman fingered it loving Jy. wistfully. "They are Jack's letters my Jack, TIepzibab ! When I am gone, I trust you to burn them for me. Tom must never Itnow. Poor Tom he has been a good busbnnd to me; but I loved Jack first only he was so" wild I did not know that he eared for me. And he went away in a temper and I married Tom. liut when Jack came back from sea last time, I I found out how much he oared. It wi:s terrible and I loved him so! Then he was drowned my lxor Jack " A weak sob choked her broken whis pering. "Promise me yon will burn them, Hepzibah, for Tom's sake " "Dear, I promise. "You have been so good to me. so patient with me. When I am gone you wrll be good to poor Tom. A dull red flush overspread the elder "woman's face. She turned her head into the shadow. "I will do what I can. Nellie, she re sponded, in a smothered voice. "Call Tom now. I feel "X am going .soon going. I feel so cold so numb. Ilcpzibah hastily left the room. She was back in an instant, followed by a stout, ruddy-faced man of. about 50. He stepped softly to the bed. and took the dying woman's hand in his big :irrasp. "Come. Nell, my lass, you must bear -as. brave heart. Well have you better soon." There were tears in his cheery xioc ifellie looked at him with a faint. -smile; she raised the big red band in "which her own was imprisoned to her lips. Then, exhausted by her recent efforts, she closed her eyes, and seemed to sleep. Presently she started violent ly; her eyes opened in terror. "The letters! You will burn ; them. Hepzibah Tom turned to Hepzibah, woodering ly. He thought the delirium had re "urned. "What letters does she mean T Hepzibah was silent.; she averted her -yes. Then "She means her deed mother's let sjers." she replied, in a steady voice. The dying -woman looked her grati tude for the saving lie. There was a fleece again and a solemn sense of "raiting in the room. At last Nellie made a faint movement with her hand. The tide was nearly out. Beyond, the sun was rising in golden splendor, mak ing a glittering pathtvay across the waves, straight to the cottage window. The night wind had softened into a warm breeze. It came' wafted in. mingling with the salt of the sea with the scent of the flowers in the little gar den belotv. Nellie's big. sad eyes took in all the beauty of the morning, then they gently closed. So Nellie Thurgood, Tom Thurgood's young wife, died, and was buried in the little churchyard by the sea; and the tide came in and the tide went out, through the long summer days and nights, and peaceful order reigned in the little cottage, for Hepzibah was a notable housekeeper; and Tom was grateful to her in a dull, impersonal way. His heart was buried in a newly made grave on the-dilT side, and noth ing seemed real to him but that. Hepzibah watched him from under her white eyelashes, and kept silent; but his pipe mas always ready for him when he came indoors, and his favorite food simmered on the hob. Hepzibah's hair grew brighter as the days went on ; her cheeks had a comely flush; she began to take thought of her dress. She bought a blue gingham gown in the village, and a muslin hand kerchief for her neck. Her voice took a softer note, she began to sing about her work. But Tom would sit in the churchyard through the long summer twilights, and when he came in to his supper his feet dragged wearily, and his eyes were dull with misery. "You should not grieve so. said Hep zibah. softly, one night after supper. She was knitting in the firelight; her head was bent over her work. Tom woke as from a dream; he looked at her with uoseeiDg eyes. "Ah. it's well to say that to a man whose heart is breaking! His voice grew husky, he turned away his head lo the fire. "But you shouldn't grieve as one without hope. Time must soften things a bit you have your life before you." Tom laughed a short, bitter laugh, not good to hear. "She was all I had my Nellie. The apple of my eye. What good's life to me now? Such pretty ways she had. too," he went on musingly; "such lov ing, tender ways" Hepzibah's needle flashed in the fire light. "There are other women in the world as fond as Nellie," she said, softly, with her eyes on her knitting. There was a long silence in the room. The fire flickered; a cinder fell on the hearth. Hepzibah could hear her heart throbs; she slowly lifted her eyes to the man's face. He was not looking at her at all. but at a china shepherdess upon the little table against the wall. His eyes were troubled, he whs trying to remember. "My Nellie did not keep that on there. No. it was on the mantlepiece. here, that she had it." He brought the 'ornament over, dust ing it with his handkerchief. "We must keep the things as she left them. Hepzibah." he said. But Hep zibah had slipped out of the door into the summer darkness. She rested her arms on the little gate, and stood looking far out to sea. Her face shone white and ghostly in the dimness. She shivered in the warm air. "You dead woman you Nellie." she whispered, tensely, "why will you not give him up to me? You have your Jack, you do not want him and I oh. my God!" A great tearless sob choked her; the shimmering waves mocked her; her face hardened. "Why should I not tell him! I shell do you no harm. How can one hurt the dead! Y'ou are asleep in the church yard; and I love him I tell you I love him!" The man was sitting smoking mood ily, gazing into the glowing fire, when Hepzibah glided in and stood behind his chair. "Tom. I can't bear that you should grieve so. She wasn't worthy of a love like yours." "Hepzibah!" "I have -thought you ought to know she faltered, "because I can't bear to see you spoilin your life for love of her her who did not love you at all. but Jack." "Woman! what do you mean? What lies ore you telling me?" "It's true. Don't you remember her calling out about the 'letters' the night she died? She gave me a packet Jack's letters to her." "My God! Give them to me!" "You must not mind so much. Tom." "The letters!" . Hepzibah laid the packet on the table, and crept away np the staircase to her room. The still hours passed by. Night waned, but Hepzibah. wild-eyed and numb, crouched by the. bed, straining her ears for any sound from below. An hour before dawn came the sound of a chair scraping on the flagged floor', then drawers were opened and shut; his footsteps echoed to and fro. Then silence and the scratching of a pen. It " grew unbearable. Disheveled, wan. fearful, she crept down the stairs and peered in. Tom Thurgood sat at the table, writ ing by the dimcandle light. Hehad on his rough pilot's coat: a bundle tied in a red handkerchief rested beside him. He rose and came towards her. "I'm going away back to sea again." he said, gravely. "You're welcome to the cottage and the bits of furniture. There's no home for me now the place would kill me. : Get back to bed. wom an. Good-byj there, go!" He turned back to his writing and the room was quiet again. Presently lie threw down his pen and passed his inky fingers through his hair. "The wind moans terrible to-night." he aaid. It was Hepzibah above, crying for her lost Paradise. Chapman's Magazine. PERSONAL. AND IMPERSONAL. Babe Harris, of Kagsdale, Ky is the champion squirrel' killer. He was out last week three times and bagged 117 squirrels and never fired hisguu but 123 times. He sokl the squirrels for ten cents each, which brought him in $11.70. While the late Enoch Pratt, of Bal timore, was most generous, he bad a number of pet economies. He was in the habit of walking between bis home and, his bank, and when some one suggested that he ought to use the street car, as the fare was only five cents, be rejoined: "Only five cents! Don't you know, sir that $100 will huve to work nearly a week to earn that five cents?" Sarony. the veteran photographer of New York, whose name is almost as well know n in Ixaudon as in the city of his udoption. is getting about again after an illness that has prostrated him the last two years. He is credited with a wonderful memory for faces, and it is said he will remember a sitter years after the portrait was taken, and will recoilect, moreover, what sort of pic ture was turned out. A farmer of North Dakota a few days ago drove across the boundary line iiito Manitoba with a load of oats, which he sold to a dealer for nine cents per bushel. The custom-house officer learned of it and arrested him for no! paying any duty. The farmer said that he thought since T-aurier's election there was free trade between this coun try and Canada. But he had to put up ten cen ts per bushel for his oats all the same. Prince Khilkoff. Russian minister of ways and communications, who is now on a tour of inspection over the Siberian railway, will extend his jour ney to Japan in connection with the es tablishment of a Russo-Japanese steamship line in fair eastern waters. He will return to Russia via San Fran cisco. New York. London. Paris and Berlin. When this now distinguished Titissian minister was last seen in the United States, many years ago, he was employed as a locomotive engineer on one of the Chicago lines. SHE TIPS HER GRAY FEDORA. New Woman Salute Friends on State Street Man Fashion. The new woman who has adopted the very latest wrinkle in newness has come to town. She was abroad on State street the other day. She was dressed in a blazer suit of steel gray, wore thick-soled shoes and heavy gloves and carried an umbrella done up in a leather covering. Her face was intelli gent and very fair to look upon. Cer tain lines of grimness were discernible, however, but they were probably the effect of the severe style of dressing the hair, which was combed high on the liead and bore no trace of crinkle, wave or puff. But there were many women on State street who were dressed just that way, md she would probably have passed in the crowd without attracting a second look from anyone had she not met a couple of friends. They raised their hats. The gray-robed beauty smiled upon them serenely, then gracefully lifted her neatly-gloved hand and tipped her gray fedora with as much grace as if she had been to the manner born. The fluffy little creature who was with her blushed and shrank back in dis may. "My gracious!" she cried. "What in the world did you do that for? What'll they think?" "Think? Why. they won't think any thing." was the cool rejoinder. "They'll get used to it after awhile. In my opinion, saluting by raising the hat is n courtesy that should not be confined to men alone. Women are entitled to the privilege just as much as the oppo site sex. I know several girls who have already adopted the;ustom, and before another month is ended you'll forget to blush and cry out in remonstrance against the habit. Of course, with the outlandish headgear usually worn rais ing the hat is an impossibility, and right here is where the utility of the fedora comes in. With that it is the easiest thing in the world. "It isn't necessary to lift the hat clear off the head. Just stick the pins through the front, instead of the back, and then tip it gently from behind. It makes mc feel as if I am really some body.. Chicago Chronicle. Marrying: a Peg w seed Wife's Sister. That boon long sought by English men, the right of a widower to marry his deceased wife's sister, has been be stowed upon the people of Jersey, and a considerable movement on the part of widowers and their sisters-in-law toward the island has begun. The clergy in some alarm has procured from the attorney-general for Jersey a statement that the law applies only to bona fide residents of the island. The bishop of Winchester, whose dio cese includes Jersey, instructs the clergy of the island that they would not be justified in performing in one part of the diocese marriages which would be illegal or invalid in another part of it. The outlook for the sisters of de ceased wives will continue gloomy, if the clergy have their way about it- Chicago Inter Ocean. Tba Oldest PrtaoB. Probably Newgate, which has been a prison for nearly 700 years, is the oili est prison in Great Britain. Its history as suck can be traced back at- least so fax- as the year 1213. It hen stood at the new gate in the city of London. Two hundred years later it had fallen into de cay and wa restored" by the executors of the celebrated Sir Richard Waitiing too. Ji. Y. Sua. Prof. Lang, of Vienna, declares that sponges, owing to the impossibility of destroying germs in them, have long since been banished from the surgeon's table, and should also be excluded from the bathroom and washstaods. N. Y Medical Kewid. A UNIQUE PIPE. Which Is the Result of Santa African, Inventive Ocnlns. The Kaffirs of South Africa are in many ways a remarkable people, but perhaps the most singular thing about them is their modeVjf smoking, and es pecially their pipes. The ordinary Kaf fir pipe is & sufficiently formidable af fair. It is almost as big and heavy as the "knob kerry." or war club, which it often considerably resembles va form; at a pinch it would make a for midable weapon in thehandsof its mus cular owner. - But it isn't every Kaffir who can afford an ornate pipe of this description, and every Kaffir muse smoke so he thinks. - Curiously enough, the poorest man smokes the bigjest pipe the biggest, indeed, on the face of the earth, for it is nothing less than the earth itself. I don't sup pose that he is so conceited, though the Kaffirs have plenty of conceit, as to im agine that he "owruthe earth," but he does use it for a tobacco pipe and this is how he does it: He has managed to procure a handful of tobacco, but has no regulation pipe. Shall he forego his smoke? Not he; necessity is certainly the mother of invention in this case. He first pours a little water oi the ground ami makes a sort of mud pie. He then takes a lim ber twig and bends it iDto the shape of a bow; this lie buries in the mud in such a way that both ends protrude a little at the surface. He then waits awhile for the mud to harden. He doesn't mind waiting, for a Kaffir has Jots of time, and it isn't necessary to wait long, for the hot tropical sun bakes the clay very quickly. When he considers that the pie is "done to a turn" he pulls out the twig, which, of course, leaves a curved hole through the clay. At one end he scoops out a sort of bowl, in which he places his tobacco. At the other end he fastens a little mound to serve as a mouthpiece; it looks more like the opening of a small ant hill than anything else. A European, prob ably, wouldn't relish a mouthpiece of mud he couldn't use it, anyhow, for his nose would be too much in the way. but a Kaffir doesn't stick at trifles, anil he has no nose to speak of. So he drops a live coal on the tobacco in the bowl, lies flat on the ground, applies his thick lips to the orifice and sucks away drawing in vast quantities of the rankest, vilest smoke that ever made a human being gasp and choke. For it-is not enough that his tobacco is the coarsest and strongest and in every way the w-orst that the soil of this planet produces; mere tobacco isn't potent enough to satisfy a Kaf fir, though a single whiff of it would prostrate the most accomplished European smoker. So he mixes with it a liberal quantity of "dagha," a kind of hemp with intoxicating qualities similar to those of hashish. This is a drug powerful enough to paralyze even a South African, and by the time hi3 pipe is finished the smoker frequently falls in a fit. In many cases he be comes quite insensible, and for a long time lies like a log; indeed so perni cious is the stuff he sometimes never arouses. But lives are cheap in Africa: what does it matter, one Kaffir more or less ? Just where the pleasure comes in a civilized man is at a loss to discover: but no amount of argument can wean the South African savage from his to bacco and "dagha." Washington Star. TO MAINTAIN A PRINCIPLE. A. Quaker Firm That Sacrifices Hundreds of Thousands m Tear. There is probably not another busi ness firm in the United States, or, for that matter, in any other country in the world, that annually sacrifices hun dreds of thousands of dollars of trade simply to maintain a principle, as Whit all, Tatum & Co.. the Quaker glass man ufacturers, of Philadelphia, do and have done for nearly 75 years. The firm was established in the early part of the century, and its founders were strict and consistent members of the Society of Friends. They did not believe in war, nor in litigation, nor in the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors, and they established a rule which has never been violated. Whitall, Tatum & Co. have never made a whisky flask, nor any sort or description of bottle intended to con tain either malt, vinous or spirituous liquors. This includes the small vials called "samples," which are similar to those made to display samples of illum inating and lubricating oils. Should an intending purchaser ask for oil "samples" and say they were to be used for whisky, he could not buy them at any price. - The army and navy departments of the United States have sought several times to buy glassware from the firm, but the patronage has invariably been refused on the ground that the furnish ing of any sort of supply for the aid or comfort of persons engaged in war or maintaining peace by force of arms was contrary to the tenets of the Society of Friends, and therefore could not be con sidered. The senior member of the firm, recently deceased, was a typical Quaker a man of brawn and brain, and at 65 was in as fine a physical condition as most men who have led a temperate life are at 40. Grief over the untimely death of his son, a young man of great promise, was the primary cause of Mr. Whi tail's death. N. Y. Mail and Ex press. Ireland rn4MM rH-g-est Families. Of countries for which dependable statistics are returned Ireland takes the highest place for numerous fam ilies, the size of the average family being 5.2. Next in order come Russia, 4.83; Spain. 4.65: Italy. 4.56; Scotland. 4.4ft; Holland. 4-22; Sweden. 4.12 fGer many. 4.10; England. 4.08; Austria and Belgium. 4.05; Switzerland, 3.94; Hun gary. 3.70; Denmark. 3.61. and France, 3.03. Chicago Tribune. Jk Qxattoa of Altttnde. She Am I anything like your first wife, dear? He No, dt darling. I believe you to be far above her. N. Y. World. WHEN MOST DEATHS OCCUR. Old Snpezstitlaa Cpsct Tar the Record oS 13. J Cases. Has death a favorite hour during the i4 in which to visit hospital and sick room and gather in its victims? A general opinion is entertained by medical practitioners and others en gaged in caring for the sick that the greatest number of dea'is occurring in individuals afflicted with disease takes place during the hours immediately succeeding midnight and preceding the dawn. The mis is said to be particu larly true in those suffering from chron ic exhausting diseases. Deductions have been made from these impressions which have served to regulate the administration of stimu lants in such cases, it being said: "H six ounces of brandy be needed in 2-J hours, four should be administered from two to six a. m., for then is vital ity in the human being at its lowest," and. "more deaths occur at these hours than at any other period." "I accepted this teaching at college," says a medical man, "because I had neither the means nor the time to verify or disprove it to my own satisfaction. Yet I alwav3 doubted the correctness of the conclusions drawn, and, to settle the doubt in my mind, since entering oe my duties at the hospital I have collect ed" statistics, which I find do not agree with this generally accepted idea. "The figures show 27 fewer cases dur ing the hours from six p. m. to six a. m. than for corresponding 12 hours of the day. Again, from two to six p. m. there were OS more deaths than from two tc six a. m. The total number of deaths in the list of acute diseases for the IS hours from six p. in. to six a. m. is 16'J less than for the corresponding period during the day. "The hours from two to six a. m. Ir this list show 53 cases more than for the corresponding period in the afternoon This in nearly 4,000 cases is very slight. "In the chronic cases the greatest number of deaths at any one hour was at four p. m.. with two nt five p. m. and six a. m. closely following. The greatest in the acute list was at three a. m.. with 11 a. m. and 11 p. m. closely following. "The lowest number in the acute list was at midnight, that hour so dreaded in the sickroom by attendants, nnd tc which a good deal of superstition at taches. It is noticeable that the num ber for this hour is exceedingly low about half of the average number. In the chronic cases the lowest numbei appears at nine a. m. "From these 15.000 cases, extending over a period of 12 years, it would ap pear that death occurs seemingly with out any particular predilection for anv certain hour, and that the number ol deaths for each hour is very evenly pro portioned, considering the large mim ber of cases taken and the time" cov ered." X. Y. Journal. PAPER BOTTLES 3N USE. Said to Be as Good as Glass In All Respects and Far More Durable. Some years ago there was started in this city a company for the manufacture of paper bottles. It was not the suc cess that its promoters intended it tc be. There was grea-tdifficulty in getting the right foothold. It was pointed oul that paper was being used very ex tensively in the manufacture of car wheels, rowing shells, wash basins and a half-dozen branches of the decorative art, but nobody would believe that the bottle scheme would possibly succeed and there the matter was dropped as far as outside capital was 'concerned. Since that time another company has managed to push forward the idea with some degree of prosperity. Now an other company is about to be formed and it will have to be a success, because there is too much money behind the concern to make it otherwise. This manager was asked what papei bottles were available for, and he an swered quite promptly, if not altogether sarcastically : "Everything that glass is used for." Then he added: "We are now negotiat ing for the purchase of some of the finest machinery to be found in, a newly established shop. We have this to claim for our bottle. It cannot be broken unless with unnecessary force. That is just where t he saving is to come in. No more leakage or breakage, and consequently less loss to not only the consumer but the merchant as well. We intend to make a, big bid for the foreign, trade. The wine merchants ol Europe lose an immense sum annually through breakage in a ship's hold oi otherwise. No matter where the glass bottles break, they are broken, and the loss is just as great all around. We can make a paper bottle for about one half the cost of glass booties, and, in addition, they will be found perfectly watertight, as- well as airtight. We have made innumerable experiments, and in all of titem we found that, while it was. comparaively easy to make papier-mache airtight - around wine, It was not so easy lo do so in the case of beer. Why this is so the brewers may. explain. Hut we have overcome that difficulty, too. Another point that should be remembered in the manu facture of paper bottles is that there is little danger of freezing. Still an other is that in packing them away absolutely no straw, waste or such is required, and the absence of these means a large saving in space. In the next few years you will find paper bottles all over the world." N. Y. Mail and Express. Whi tiler's Lara loctue. Whlttier left $250,000, though for his earlier poems he received nothing. Ixw- eU, on the other hand, published his first poems at his own expense, and to the end his income from them was small; and it was only in the closing ten or fifteen years of his life that Browning, who had a similar experi ence with his first volume, received anything from his poems. Chicago Tribune. The begonia was named in honor of V. Begon, a French patron of botany. A LITTLE NONSENSE. , Th r1ihv's Christening. Parson -rv:,t hn.ll we call it?" Cabby fab- lect-tnicdedly) "Oh. I leave that en tirely to you. sir!" Funny Cuts. : He Knew. "Sammy, wnat. is a ccn- ..,-:" asked the Sunday school teacher of -Sammy Snaggs. "A cen turion is a chap that nates a cemuij run n a bicvcle." replied Sammy. Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. "Bill!" cried the pitman to nis son, "wVint'a thro mother done wi new coal sacks?" "Made pillow cases on 'em. ratner. repneu uui. hcx heart!" cried the pitman, "she should 'a took the old uns." Household Words. A rvmswlwat Arra nireroent. "Now. nrnfi-ssnr." snirl the hostess. "I want you to have numerous pianissimo pas sages in your selections ior lot biusjc ale." "You are fond of the sentiment al, then?" "Not especially. Cut my guests win warn to near mrmscmrji talk once in awhile." Washington Star. Eady (to dirty tramp "Here's a piece of soap, and I hope you will wash yourself with it; and here's a piece oi homemade cake to eat." Dirty Tramp (critically surveying the soap and cake) "Is the soap homemade, too. mum?" Lady "Of course not." Dirty Tramp "Then, if you don't mind, mum, I'd rather eat the soap and scrub meselJ with the cake." Fun. He was whistling and she didnf like it. "I wish," she said, "when you are walking with me you wouldn't whistle. It is extremely rude." "I am whistling for the want of thought, he replied, with evident intent to be very crushing. "If that's what it'l for," she remarked. "I think I may say, without fear of successful contradic tion by anyone who knows you, thai you don't have to." Then he stopped. Texas Sifter. TESTED BY A STAR. A Carious Method of Kegralatlng; a Time piece. Some very old printing that was brought to light the other day con tains curious suggestions for mak ing certain calculations that will in terest many people. One of the sug gestions runs to the effect that a per son may ascertain his rate of walking by the aid of a string with a piece of lead at one end of it. The string should be knotted at distances of 44 feet, which distance is the 120th part of an English mile and bears the same pro portion to a mile that half a minute bears to an hour. If the traveler, when going at his usual gait, drops the lead, letting the string slip through his hand, the number of knots which have passed in half a minute indicates the number of inches he walks in an hour. An easy method of correctly regulat ing a timepiece by the stars is sug gested as follows: As the motion of the earth with re gard to the fixed stars (those that twinkle) is uniform, timepieces can in a most simple manner De correctly regulated by the stars with greater facility than by the sun. Choose a south window from which any fixed point, such as a chimney, side of a building, etc., may be seen. To the side of the window attach a piece of card board having a small hole in it, in such a manner that by looking through the hole toward the edge of the elevated object, some fixed star may be seen. The progress of the star must be watched and the instant it vanishes be hind the fixed point, the observer must note the exact time it disappears. The following night the same star will van ish behind the same object hree min utes and 5G seconds sooner. If a time piece mark nine o'clock when the star ranishes one night, the following night it will indicate three minutes and 5G seconds lees than nine. If the time piece be faster or slower than the in dication of the star, then it has gained or lost the indicated difference. If several cloudy nights follow the first observation of the star, it is only nec essary to multiply three minutes and 56 seconds by the number of days that have elapsed since the observation, and the product deducted from the hour the clock indicates the first night clear enough for the second observation gives the time the clock or watch ought to show, the same star can only De on served during a few weeks, for as it gains nearly an hour in a fortnight, it will in a short time come to the me ridian in broad daylight and become in visible. In making the observation care must be taken that a planet is not chosen instead of a star. Additional to the fact that the light of fixed stars twinkles, while that of planets is steady because reflected, a sure means of dis tinguishing between . them is to first watch a certain star attentively for a few nights. If it changes its place with regard to the other stars it is a planet, since the fixed stars appear to main tain the. same relative positions with regard to each other. Detroit Free Press. Steel Diamonds. Within a year or two the French chemist, M. Moissan, haa succeeded in making minute diamonds by saturating melted iron with carbon and then cool ing the iron under strong pressure. The carbon, crystallizes into the form of diamonds as the metal cools. This ex- 1" .auo vcu icpcaim 111 it H V times. Recently it occurred to M. Rok sel that there must be diamonds in very hard steel, which is produced in a manner nimilnr tn m. -m-mma -w Moissan. Accordingly he examined, many specimens of such steel and 'dis covered that, in fact, it does contain, microscopic diamonds, mere specks in size, bnt presenting the characteris tic forms and properties of natural dia monds. At a recent meeting of the Academy of Sciences in Paris M. Reed exhibited magnified photographs of i .i i . . . w.u w uick inisine geons takes form bits of steel. Youth's Com panion. -