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i ' - i I'm m -i Tr'rrrTTm ' " nrw
Do you know a pMr of oyes.
Hrenmy'solt nntl puKMon wise?
Or m4hnp n pair you'ro scon
WTcno and haughty sheen
Do not think about 'im.
Liquid cjci aro llko u pool
A horo one looks and sees a fool.
Can joudocm that such arc kind
If thoy kill your peace of mludr
Never think about 'cm.
Do you know a downy check,'
l'eachv. plump aud satin sleek,
M hcro,whcn laughter's zephyrs sweep,
2)lmpls deep llko eddies keep?
Do not think about It,
Dimples come and dimples so
here the roses stitlti tho snow.
Hut tho wound that did tho harm
K'en outlives tho fatal charm,
Mixer think about It.
"Tl n rule for young and old.
CMod to keep and cood to hold;
Woman's charms are devil's bait,
All too lato wo mourn our fate,
Do not think about 'em.
Lily hands und fairy feet.
Luscious Hds ana glances sweet
Lovo's n chain and those aro links,
lie's a slave who looks and thtuks,
Nevor think about 'oml
Jenny Und nml Grlsl.
Somowhoro In tho 40's Grlsl and
J nay Lind wcro singing In different
theaters In London.
Thoso who wont into ocstacles ovor
Grlsl's "Norma," wore tho noxt ovon
ing enraptured with hind's "Casta
Diva." Groat was tho rivalry bo
t een thoni.
1'lnally Queon Victoria, dooming it
it shamo that two Bitch gifted women
should bo soparated by a mean, un
worthy jealousy, requested both to ap
pear at n court concort Of course,
thoy both came.
Tho quoon warmly welcomed thorn
tcgothur for tho first tlmo. Sho gavo
Ibo signal for tho concort to bogin.
Jonny Llnd was tho younger, and it
was arranged that sho should sing
flist. With porfoct confidenco In hor
powers sho stooped forward to begin.
Chancing to glanco at Grlsl sho saw
tho southern women's malignant gaze
fixed on hor.
Tho fiorco look almost paralj zod
hor. Hor couiugo loft hor, hor volco
trembled, everything grow black be
fore her and sho nlmost foil. I$y tho
gtcatest exertion of her will, how.
Bter, sho managed to finish hor aria.
A painful sllcnco followed its con
clusion a sllcnco that told her of hor
fuiluro. Sho caught u triumphant
expression on Grlsl's faco.
Desplto tho clearness of hor sonscs
sho quickly realized that failure meant
lost glory, disappointed hopo, tho de
struction of happiness, grief and mor
tification to hor family and hor friends.
Suddonly a soft volco that scorned to
corao from heaven whisporod to hor:
Sing ono of jour old songs in your
Sho caught at tho thought llko an
Inspiration. Tho accompanist was
striking his final chords. Sho
stopped up to him. asked him to rise,
and took tho vacant sent.
Softly hor whlto fingers wandered
ovor tho koys in n loving proludo,
then sho sang. It was a little prajor
which she lotcd as a child; itbolongod
to hor childhood's roportolro. bho
hudu't sung it for yean. As sbosung
sho was no longer in tho prcsonco of
loyalty, but singing to loving friends
in her fatherland.
Noonc present understood a word
of the "prayer." Softly at first tho
plalntlvo notes floated on the nlr.
Btvolling louder nnd rlchor overy
The singer socmnd to throw her
wholo soul into that weird, thrilling,
plalntlvo "prayer." Gradually tho
song died away and ended in a soft
sob. Again thoro was silonco silenco
of admiring wonder.
The audlencosnt spollbound. Jenny
Lind lifted at last her sweet blue oyes
to look into tho scornful faco that
had so disconcortod her at first. Thoro
was no fiorco expression now; instead,
a tear-drop glistened on tho long
After n momcnt.wlth tho Impulslvo
ncss of a child of tho tropics, Grlsl
crossed to Jenny Llnd's sldo, placed
hor arm about hor and klssod hor
warmly, utterly rogardless of tho ad
J Olrls of Clille.
Tho pretty girls In Chllo tako lifo
taslly. 'i ho fair Chilean ilscs late.
Sho drcssos hastily, throwing a char
itable shawl nbout hor shoulders to
hldo tho manifold sins of omission,
and hor ablutions, if sho troublos her
self to mnko any, bolng morely a form
of politeness nt tho wash-bowl. In
overy case tho Chilean woman profors
it bilk or woolen gown, however soiled
or tattered, to tho finest nnd freshest
cotton fabric, for sho considers tho lat
tor material tho oxoluslvo proporty of
sorvants and despised Grlngoes or
foreigners. Thus in dishabille sho
dawdles nbout, amusing hersolf with
fancy work or doing nothing at all,
until onnul drives her to soek rellof
in shopping or paying visit. Then
tho glossy hair mounts up on tho top
of the head in a matvolous heap, tho
slipshod sllppors glvo placo to French
boots with tho highest heels and most
peaked toes that woro over lnvontod
to torture their foolish woarors, and
in all tho splendor of costly npparol
sho salvos forth with statoly tread,
g-snerally bareheaded, closoly fol
lowed by a servant whose business it
is to benr my lady's purso, handkor
chlof, parasol and whatovor trifle sho
may purchase At tho sunset hour or
In tho enrly evening beforo tlmo for
opera or tertulla sho repairs to tho
promenade to onjoy a little muslo and
perhaps u mild flirtation.
fl!T S) Mary Anderson Navarro. ""EST
Mary Anderson's day boglns early.
Sho Is up with tho lark in the morn
ing, and, dressed in heavy apparel
and thick boots, goes swinging along
tho road with her husband by hor
side for a constitutional before break
fast, or sho may vary In it by a gallop
on horseback or a drlvo in a wagon,
hut aha begins hor dav bv takinar ax-
Amine, and nftor breakfast she nlavs
tonnis or croquet or visits or reads or
' .mkIAab Inlt.aa no tltn nflBfl fr,aw na
Aftnr-lunehoon thoro la another walk
r ride and thon, an hour or 19 w pftlnt- j
Sng tor writing. Just at pcsoht bot
ilf. and Mrs. Navarro are busily ont
caged in furnished how homo .t(
Tunbrldgo ,Tells. They havo taken
tho IvAs'a of a placo for sovonyoars and.
UVo ransacking nil England for an
tlquo furniture and pretty fixings.
After an oarlydltjnor thoro is a gath
ering in lud littlo drawing-room and
porhaps somo gnmo U played for an
hour or so. lly 10 o'clock tho houso
Is In darkness, and noxt day tho
happy couplo bogin again to ride and
walk and visit or rocolvo friotuls,
Occasionally thoy go to London to see
somo now production nt tho Iheators,
for Mrs. Navarro has hot lost her In
terest in tho stage 10 that oxtotlt that
Bho can not onjoy a good piny. Some
times sho comos down to London for
dlnnor, but not otton. If sho
necoptod all tho Invitations sho
receives sho would dlno six nights a
wcok from hor own homo. Hor life
just now is ono long, rostful holiday.
Sho is enjoying evory moment of It,
as woll sho may. Her health Is por
foct. Sho Is happy In her husband's
lovo and her bank account is ample.
Sho need gIo no thought for tho
morrow. All Is poaoo and pleasure
"And you may say that wo aroboth
still Amorlcans," says Mr. Navarro,
as ho bids me good-by, "Ihoro Is no
mcro loynl American in tho world
than my wlfo. Sho would fight for
tho stars and stripes. In a littlo
while, perhaps, sho will go to Aruor
lca for a visit. It will always be
homo to us!"
mis Itlarsden's Mission,
Miss Field, tho traveling companion
of Miss Kato Marsdon among tho
Russian lopet s, has roturncd and Is
giving thrilling accounts of tho peril
ous journoy to Omsk accomplished by
the two womoci It seems that a herb
which glvos promise of being an of
flcaclous remedy for leprosy has boon
discovered, and that It was to find this
horb and tooxamlno into tho condition
of tho wrotchod lopers that Miss
Marsden undertook tho 9,000 miles
journoy. I art of tho distance was
truvelod by tho two woraon lying flat
on their backs on thoir luggage
stowed in tho bottom of an open sledge.
Thoir shelter nt night was sought In
huts whoro thcro wero no beds, thoir
food was of tho plainost description
nnd thoir rocrention lilting tho sick
nnd prlsonors In hospitals and prisons,
which nro abundantly recruited from
tho oxilos constantly on tho march
JUade n. IMnce for Herself.
Miss (iraco Dates of California, n
granddaughter of Judson, one of tho
richest of tho Fnolflo coast million
aires, was unfortunuto enough a few
years ago to loso by bad investments
tho largo proporty which had como to
her as hor portion of tho family estate.
Hrought up in luxury. Miss Uatoj
had apparently no way of earning it
lhollhood. Iho idea occurred to her
of turning hor nttentlon to docorntivo
art. Sho had always had a good idea
of form and color nnd consequently
shu reasoned that as a florist's de
signer sho might bo tolerably certain
of a roasonablo dogreo of success.
Accordlnsily iho applied to Mrs.
Loland Stanford for permission to doc.
orato her dining-room on a certain
grand occasion. So successful was
tho first attempt that Miss liatos has
slnco found all that she could do in tho
line of trimming houses for grand en
tertainments. Lawn Tennis. ''''
Lawn tonnis continues to dccllno In
popularity nmong Englishwomen.
Tho fact is that tho gamo, among ox-
perts, is now played at so furious a
rata that itis more llko htrd work than
play. When It was Introduced nt first
it was carried on in a vory lolsuroly
fashion, without sorlous disarrange
ment of costumo or ovorhenting of tho
person, both serious ovlls to tho fom
Inino performer of tho less enthusias
tic kind. Tho gamo, moreover, has
become so scientific that tho casual
player has no chanco of distinction;
nnd, as no young woman is ovor will,
ing to bo seen at a disadvantage, it
naturally follows that tho exports
havo tho field nlmoat entirely to them
solvos, nnd that tho crop of rising
players of tho softer box is growing
smaller overy year.
Diamonds Ultli History.
Tho magnificent diamond tlnra and
nooklnco which tho Uuuhess of Aosta
woro whon sho nppcarod In full dross
on hor roccnt visit to England aro the
famous jowols which tho Empoioi
Napoleon gavo to Princess Clotlldo
in 1850 on her marriage, and they
wero a good fortuno. Whon Princess
Clotlldo lied to Italy In Soptembor,
1870, sho took thoso jewels with hor.
nnd placed them in chargo of King
Victor Emmnnuol, who peremptorily
rofused to clvo them up to Prince
Napoleon, who was anxious to con
vert them Into money; but ho novor
succcodod In recapturing them, al
though ho frequently nttompted to do
so. The Duohoss of Aosta left l'nrl
on Saturday for Moncallorl, nonr
Turin, on a visit to hor mother,
Notes for Iho Ladles.
The girl that mnkos an attractive
woman Is not bo enslly picked out
from among hor fellows.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howo began Greek
at 70, and now at 72 sho has just read
tho plays of Sophocles in tho original
It is reported that within tho last
six months lflO young women have
takon up timber claims in tho State
Miss Holen Cloak, a puro bred In
dlan of tho Ulack feet nation, has boon
appolntod by Secretary Noblo as a
snoclal allotlnrr agent on tho Noj
Forces reservation. Sho Is a highly
Miss Kato Field Is working hard
for a loan exhibition of tho paintings
of American artists from all parts of
tho country to bo held in connection
with tho art congress which la to con.
veno in December.
Mrs. Mary Washington Finoh, :
granddaughter of General Washing,
ton. has the nearest thing to tho his.
torlo little hatchet a silver ono mnd
from a spoon once owned by the Fathoi
of bis Country.
Beatrice Kipling, a sister of Rud
yard, has just finished a novel called
tho "Heart of the Maid." Every one
is anxious to read it in order to find
out if tho talent for Btory writing Ji
posso.(J by all tbKipiiEft family,
ill t)io tolls of heaven hi ay rlritr,
11 Iho birds of Heaven irtay sltiff.
All the wulls on earth may spring.
All tho winds on earth inn) bring:
All sweet sounds togothcr;
Sweeter far than all things beard.
Hand of harp, tono of bird,
Founds of woods at sundown stirred,
Welling- wator's wlnsomo word,
Wind In warm, van woathor.
Ono thing yet thoro Is that none
Hearing qro Its chime bo dono
Knows not woll tho sweotcst ona
Ho ird of men boncaththosun,
Hoped In he m en herciftcrs
Soft, and strong, and loud, and lUht
Vory sound of ory light.
Heard from morliliu's rosiest height,
When the soul of all delight
fill's li child's clear laughter.
Golden bells of welcome rollod
N'oor forth silch notos, hor told
Hours so blithe, In tones so bold,
A tho radiant mouth of gold
Hero that lings forth heaven.
If the goldon-crestcd wren
Wcro a nlghtlngalo-why, then,
Something se( u and heard of men
2II;)it bo half ui swoct us when
Laughs n uhlld of sevon.
A Hoy Kins.
Sorvia is a now Eut openn monarchy.
It was tor many years ono of tho
email principalities sltuntcd on tho
lowor Danubo and bounded by Tur
key, Austtia nnd llu'sla. Its security
was constantly in peril thtough
qu.nrela with its neighbors bucauso
of tho tival nmbltlonsof thojo powers.
Finally, in 1882, it was an indopondont
Kingdom, each of tho nntiocs th.it
woto eagor to absorb It consenting to
Its independence with a vlow cf pro
vontlng tho territory from falling Into
tho bunds of tho others. Tho family
of Obtcnotich had long been Prlncos
of Scrviu, and Its head became tho
first King, under tho tltlo of Mllnn 1.
Ho had married Natalie, tho (laughter
of a Russian colonel nntnod Do Kcch
ko, and to them thoio was born on
August 11, 1870, thoir only child, a
sou, named Alexander.
King Milan nnd his wifo did not
livo happily togcthor, and Queen Nat
nlio has been accused by many of tho
folly of lotting her Russian patriot
ism outweigh hor prudonco and of
lending horsolf to plots and lulrigues
which aimed at bringing Scrvia in
gt cater or loss dogreo under tho con
trol of hor own country. Tho result
was n long and bitter quairel, of
which tho ond was thoir separation
and tho expulsion of Queon Natalie
King Milan I finally abdicated his
throno nnd his eon bocamo king of
Sorvia on March 17, 1880, under tho
titla of Aloxnndor I. while still in his
Tho actual government is in tho
hands of n "Council of Rogoney,"
composed of thrco of tho most experi
enced statesmen and soldiers of tho
country; and Alexander is yot In earo
of his tutors, and ho raroly scch oKher
of his parents, neither of whom lives
at Hclgrade, tho capital. His roal
outhoilty is as yot but slight. No is
an nttractlvo youth, speaks French
nnd German, as well as tho Sorvian
dialect, and is roported to bo intelli
gent, well disposed nnd manly. Ills
reign has thus far boon ponco ul nnd
prosperous, for tho men that govern
in his namo htuo shown theinsolves
to bo both sagacious and patriotic.
TIio "Llslitnlns Arrctter."
To tho uninitiated it is a, great
puzzle how tho dr.ngeri of lightning
nro arrested whoro thovo aro so many
conductors of electricity as thoro nro
in a telegraph olllco. Moro than 2,000
wires ontor tho big Western Union
building in Now York city, and from
ono to a thousand lr. other offices
of that company throughout tho
United States. Eacl, of these wlros
run more or lots directly to
tho desks of tho opetrttors. 'Ibis be
ing tho enso. how do they gunrd
against danger from lightning during
times of great olectrlcal disturbances?
Evon when less cloctrlo nttt actions
nro wanting most people confess to a
certain fcollng of Insecurity whon tho
elements rage and wako up lorrlfylng
flushes of forked fury. Hut sclonco
has provided an nnswor to tho ques
tion nsked above, as woll as to almost
all other puzzles v.hlch stand In tho
way of human progross.
Every wiro ns It enters n building
passes through tho bottom of a long,
nurrow board, and then nfain through
it nttho top. This board fji tho "light
ning arrester." If tho current is
heavy tho first effect of tho board Is to
doprlvo It of much of lis forco. Should
tho fit st contact wltA tho "ar
rester" fail to cllmlnnto tho light
ning of its fatal powers It
parses on to tho top of tho board and
touches a ppring which communicates
with ti "Jrop," Instantly shutting oft
ull connoctlon wlt'li tho operating
room. Tho spring is called tho
"plush mngnot," and bojontl It no
ovorchnrgo of lightning, whether pro
ceeding from a storm or from contact
with other wlros. can
St Louis Republican.
"A Little Nanny-fJoat."
A small girl a vory small ono
who did not shlno particularly In tho
wny of goodnoss, was attended by a
nurso-mald who was a simple, honest,
religious girl, always mindful of hor
duty; and this duty she felt qultosuro
pointed to tho roformlng of tho little
heathen committed to hor charge.
Sunday afternoons she often look
Miss Nollio to a mcoting that was'
held in tho basemont of somo placo of
worship, and tho surroundings wero
vory plain und doloful. but tho
ptoaeher was an earnest mnn, and to
Hannah's great delight hor young lady
listened to him with much attention.
Tho words, "now. my heareni, I will
give you a little anecdote," were fro
quont used, nnd then would follow
some incident by way of illustration.
Nollio always looked bo ejepectant
at tho announcement, and .listened
with much eager attention to what
followed, that Hannah's heart bounded
for joy to find that the troublesome
child was so seriously impnasBtid. Her
eyes flUcd with tears and she failed to
botloa tho look of dlppcUtEivnUhs
Spread Us'ol! over the sffiali tinldon's
uco after bach nnbedbtb.
Finally tho pent-up fooling came to
tho surface, and ono afternoon as thoy
wcro walking homo Nollio indignantly
oxclaimcd: "That man's nn awful
story-tollor, and I shan't go thcro any
"Tut! Tut!" Bald tho horrlQcd Han
nah; "that's ory wicked, Miss Nollio.
Whatovor makos you talk soP"
"'Causo ho Is. He's been saying
bvor so many Utiles: "Now, my
hearers, I'll glvo you a IlttlB nanny
goat; and ho never gtlvo anybody one!
1 doil't tiollovo he's got any."
It Is nlways well to remember tho
fact thut savago cons and fierce dogs
can't climb ttoos.
Don't wnBto your timo In trying to
catch two-inch fish with a ten-foot
You may lmnglno that you help the
hay-makers by jabbing tho horses with
tho pitchfork and getting tanglod up
in tho toins. but you do not, and they
will ptobably toll you bo.
Don't go out In tho woods tolly a
kiteonly the birds fly thero.
If a strango dog smiles at you, it is
policy to smile back, nnd if ho runs
at j ou, tho best thing is to lun bnck.
Don't climb trees after blackber
ries. Tho only thing you will got on
such aque&t Is "loft "
Don't try swimming In crcoks whoro
tho water is two feet dcop and tho
mud six feet.
It is nddlng insult to injury to burn
up tho farmer's fenco in trying to cook
tho corn that j ou havo holped your
If you got tired doincr nothing it is
a good thing to alt under the barn and
puss tho tlmo in waiting for tho
weathercock to crow. A gtcat many
days may bo employed in this man
ner. When you go out for nn all-day
tramp, don't cat up all your lunch nt
10 o'clock. You will feel starved by
2 if you do so,
Do not bo angry If tho roosters
awaken ou nt duybroak. Remember
that if jou wont to bed nt sunset, jou
would bo willing to got up with tho
chickens, and roosters don't stop to
consldor such things.
Ifagoosa ciics at you, do not cry
yourself in turn. Only geeso do that.
Don't try leap-frog over tho cows in
tho pasture. Tho cows might ob
A barn roof is not meant as a tobog
gan slide, and shinglos aro rather hard
In the half-fabulous history of an
tiquity, somo children aro said to
have been nourished by wolvos, as in
tho story of Romulus, tbo founder of
Rome, nnd Cyrus, tho founder of tho
Persian Empire; but nono of tho
ancient heroes nro associated with
bears, though thcro aro nuthontio
records of children having boen found
amongst theso animals. Tho most
romarkablo instance occurred in Po
lund in tbo sotontconth century.
In 1CG1 somo hunters in n forest
near (irodno found two children In
tho company of somo boars. Ono of
thorn escaped with tho bears, but the
other child was capturod. Ho was a
boy, apparently about nino years old,
and was taken to Warsaw, and
presented ns a curiosity to John Cnsi
mlr, tho King of Poland, who gavo
him into tho chargo of ono of his
chamberlains, named Peter Opilinski.
An attompt was mado to mako uso of
tho bear-child as a scullion In tho
royal kitchen, but his habits rendered
this a failure Ho habitually went
about on all fours,, moving with a
heavy, lumborlng gait, exactly llko
that of a bear, but occasionally stand
ing erect as a bear doos. Ho would
eat anything, but proferrod raw meat,
fruit, honoy, and sugar. He remained
about tho court for many years, somo
times going oil into tho woods to visit
his old friends, tho bcurs, and at last
ho mado his cscapo to tho forest, and
novcr was heard of more.
An account of him was written In
Latin by a scholar at tho Court of
John Cuslrair, nnd thorolu is detailed
overy incident of his lifo, from his
first discovery down to his disappear
ance A Turtle Stry.
About two milos bolow Eminence
Mo., can bo found a doop ho'o of
wntor In Current rivor, in which a
lat go turtle, moasut Ing four foct across
tho back, has been scon at diffcront
times for tho last fifty yoars. Various
plans havo boon devised and put into
oxecution to capturo tho tortoise, but
up to tho prefcont time of no avail, as
ho seems to bo proof against armies,
spikes, spears,, gigs, gunpowhor, and
A few days slnco a huntor rosldlng
In that neighborhood, whllo passing
along near tho rhor bank, espied his
turtlesnlp basking in tho sun
shlno on tho root of n largo
oak. Quickly bringing his Win
chester to his shoulder (a 18
callbor) ho fired, tho ball striking tho
monstor fairly between tho oyes.. Rut
judge of his chagrin nnd surpriso
whon.tho tuttlo. lnstoad of tumbling
ovor dead, quietly lot go his hold nnd
swnm nway as placidly and uncon
cerned ns if ho had been thumped by
a gravel. Upon oxamlhatlon tho
hunter found that tho ball, after strik
ing tho turtle, had glanced upwnrd
and imboddod it3elf in tho body of the
oak to a depth of six inches. It is
supposed that tho monstor shellfish
mado his way up from tho Mississippi
river In the groat fre'bhot'in tho spring
of 1641. ,
' ' ' " Dont's for Girls.
Don't all talk at once.
Don't eat anything to savo it.
Don't bo afraid to do right
Don't nsk your mother to wait
Don't drink Ico wator whllo you
are very warm.
Don't bo impatient with your lljtlo
brothers and sisters.
Don't judge your playmates by tho
clothes they wear.
Don't forget that vry faces mako
Don't forget that kind words cost
Don't tease for what has been
wisely rofused you. j
Don't drink toa or coffee beforo
you are twenty joars old.
Don't forget that ovil comrounlpa-
j Uono'corrupt good, manner
HAHMQfli IN JAPAN.
PRACTICAL OPERATION OF.THE
It list Finally Ueen Aboltihed, How
ever, Kxoept In Case of l'ersons
AVIth Cortaln Traditional
It is gonorally understood that hara
klrl, or hanvWd-kirl. is tho solemn
practicd Of Btilcldo among Japafie'stJ
hoblctnorl d practice most deeply
rooted In their ideas 81 honor nnd
falthfulnoss, says G Sadaklchl tlart
rannn In tho Now York Sun.
The hara-kiri was first practiced on
tho battlo flold. If the defeated did
not wish to fall alivo Into tho bands of
the cnomy, thoy thrust their swords
Into their mouths or their breast or
cut their own throats. Later tho hara-
kiti became an institution of honor.
Whoover know his causo to bo lost
ilthor executed himsolf with his
jword, or allowed his companions to
lo it for him. It often hnppenod that
frhen a feudal lord had performed his
ielf-oxocutlon his vassals followed bis
sxamplo, to show their loyalty beyond
My mother, who was a Japanese of
rank, ofton related to mo n case of
hara-kiri which took placo notsomany
years ago In her own family. Tho
nobleman, occupying a government
offlco, had killed his bitterest enemy
and was sentenced to tho hara-kiri. If
ho. had not belonged to tho casto of
warriors thoy would either havo bo
hoaded him or sentenced him to bo
nailed to the cross, which would have
brought dishonor on his family, bo
sldos resulting in pecuniary disadvant
ages. Tho hara-kiri, however, at
tached no dishonor to him or his mom.
ory. Tho condemned man was com
mitted to tho survelllanco of a noble
man In whoso mansion tho solemn self
oxecution was to tako place. Day
nnd hour woro appointed, and tho
witnessos oloctcd by the government
arrived. Tho condemnod man had
bogged three of his friends to render
him tho last Borvlco and they con
sented. Subordinates called on tho prisoner
to toll him of tho arrival of the wit
nesses. They brought him robes of
hemp on a tray. Ho donnod tbem
quickly and hurriod to tho rocoptioa
room of tho palace, whoro tho sentonco
bf death was road to him. Tho pris
oner Ustoncd to it without moving a
feature Then ho retired onco moro
lo his chambor to chango his dress for
tho last time. Attired in whlto robes
ho was led by a solemn procession to
tho room whoro tbo solf-oxccutlon was
to tako place. A largo pleco of cot
ton cloth was spread on tho mats.
It was already dark, and a candela
brum giving a faint light was placed
in each cornor. llohind two whlto
screens a pail, a wash basin, a censor,
n tray, and a sword lay hidden. Ac
cording to prevailing rules, tho per
sons present stepped Into tho semi
dark room and took their places
Then tho duties of tho thrco assist
ants of tho prisoner bogan. Tho first
brought him tho sword on a short
logged tablo. tho hilt bolng wrapped
in paper. Tho prisoner received tho
weapon with roveronco, lifting it with
both hands to his forohcad to express
his esteem. Then ho laid It back on
tho tablo and bowed to nil present
Ho lot his upper garments fall down
to tho bolt and stuffed them firmly
under his knees to provent him from
falling backward, which Is looked on
as n disgrace. Then, whllo with a
firm hand ho seized tho sword and with
a quick movement cut open his stom
ach, tho second assistant, who stood
on his loft sldo, with ono fierco blow
severed tho head from tho trunk.
After rcndorlng his friend this terrible
ecrvlco ho rotirod behind tho screens,
drew somo whlto paper from his belt
and wiped the weapon. Tho third as
sistant then grasped tho head by tho
tuft of hair and presented it to tho
principal government witness to show
that just lco had been fully satisfied.
This was followod by deep silence.
All present rotirod quietly. On tho
floor lay tho body of tho nobleman.
Four servants appeared and carried
away tho body and cloanod tho room.
Tho momory of tho nobleman remain
ed unstained. He had remained loyal
to his rank In death.
In 1869 a prlvato secretary to tho
privy council proposed the nbolition of
tho hara-klrL Two-thirds of tho depu
ties wero against tho proposition, and
in tho spcochos bold on that occasion
thoy praised tho institution as indis
pensablo to preservo the honor of tho
aristocracy, and ns a spur lo morality
and religion. Tho man who advanced
tho proposition was, as was expected,
murdered not long afterward.
Of courso all Japaneso do not sharo
the opinion of those deputies). In tho
last change of government whon the
shogun, completely defeated, had no
other alternative than to floe to Yeddo,
ono of his councilors advisod him to
havo rccoureo to the hara-kiri as tho
last means of saving his honor nnd
that of his family. Tho shogun ridi
culed tho advico and left tho room In
a rago. Tho faithful councilor rotlred
to another part of the palace and dis
emboweled himsolf in proof of his
earnestness. Tho shogun is still living
and enjoys a fat Income.
So much about tho essential charac
teristics of tho hara-kari. The changes
which this old national custom has un
dergone causo the particulars concern
ing It to be somewhat contradictory.
By tho introduction of a new code of
laws the hara-kiri has been abolished,
and "nly noblemen who still believe In
tho traditional code of honor of their
anfestors may solect it as a modo of
No Public Speaker.
Richard Coleman, of Virginia,
whllo yot a very young mnn, was
niado judgo of ono of the eastern cir
cuit courts. Shortly aftor, ho had to
pronounco sentence upon a murderer.
Tho criminal scorned to be quito in
different looking nt the ceilingynnd
apparently paying no attention What
ever to what was being said. Aftor he
was remanded to jail, ono of tho young
lawyers went into tho cell curious to
know how the criminal had felt when
tho judgo was passing sentence upon
him. "What do you mean?" asked
the murderer. "I mean when tho
judge was tolling you that you wero
to bo hanged." "You mean when he
was talking (o me?'- "Yes." "Oh! I
never paid no 'tentlon to Dick Cole
man; ho am t no puouo spoajter, no-,
A HOME WSPDINO.
it Tfasn't drdnd Oritf, flrtt It Vfa Pret
tier 'Jliarf ir It ri ad Herri.
It's jus a ycdr ago to-day," eald
Bho who told tho story. "Wo had
bcon schoolmates, and 6tio asked mo
to como on nn early train n3d help
her mother through the day. It Wtte
nine In tho morning whon I stepped
under tho thick woodblno that grow
about tho door of tho angular littlo
houso on tho odgo of a New England
village, Sho had a broad hat on and
"Wo wont info tHo parturo land bo
yond tho villago and wo flllett oiir"
arms with goldcnrod and cardinal
flowors. Thon wo walked back to tho
houso of her mothor, fetched jars and
vases and big bowls, and wo put oiu
flowers about tho rooms.
"Ho camo on tho noon train and eho
wont to tho gato in her print dreati
and broad hat to meet him. Wo ha
a littlo dlnnor together, her mother)
he, sho and I.
"Then sho went to dress and came
down stairs again in half an hour in a
6lmplo littlo whlto gown. It was 2
o'clock whon tho neighbors began to
arrive. Sho went to tho door to meet
them herself, and she took tho min
ister's hat and Bhowed tho minister's
wife whoro to put her things.
"Then by nnd by the minister said:
Aro you roady?' Andshosaid: 'Yes,"
ond then tho two of thorn stood boforo
tho minister, and sho put ono hand
behind her nnd into tho hand of her
mothor, who sat just there on tbo so
fa. And when tho minister began,
Will you,' Bho said, 'I will' beforo ho
got half through.
"Aftor that sho put on a whlto
apron and saw that wo all had cako
and lco cream. Then when It was
tlmo for her to go away sho changed
her dress again and wo all walked to
tho railway station to see her started.
When tho train came puffing up sho
turned to mo: 'Stay with mothor
till to-morrow, and I'll got a lottor to
her by that tlmo. She'll bo lonely
"I novor expect to again attend so
pretty a wedding." Pittsburg Dis
patch. CHESTNUTS. "
Not the Slunz I'hrase. liu'. the Delicious
jrjtf Ileal Iut.
Tho supply of chestnuts novor equals
the demand in this country, and many
districts in which the trees aro abund
ant derive a very respectable incomo
from tho salo of tho nuts. This In
dustry might bo mado far moro pro
ductive and profitable than It now Is
by somo littlo effort toward cultivation.
Tho chestnut cannot bo grown suc
cessfully on heavy clays, wet soils or
limestone land. It prefers loose,
sandy soils, or such as has been do
rived from tho decomposition of slates
and shales. It Is grown readily from
tho scod. but the greatest care must
be taken not to let tho nuts becomo
dry. Thoy should be planted as soon
as gathered or kept in moist sand
until ready to plant The nut should
bo planted whero tho treo is to stand,
as tho long tap root makes transplant
ing difficult Tho European chestnut
is not much larger and finer than tho
American, but has produced, undor
cultivation, a number of varieties,
somo of which aro highly esteemed
for tho superior quality of their fruit
Tho trees do not grow bo largo" as tho
American, but come into bearing moro
quickly; tho latter does not generally
fruit until 10 or 12 years old. A
Japaneso variety has been lately In
troduced into tho states, which,
though not very hardy, is quito dwarf
in habit and, whllo beginning to fruit
at 4 or 5 years, produces nuts larger
oven than tho European. Theso two
characters small size und early fruit
fulness glvo them spoclnl valuo, and
if thoy can bo worked upon Btocks of
tho American species, trees can bo so
cured which will bear earlier and
produce larger nuts than our natlvo
species. Chicago News.
A Perfumed Caravan.
Every ono knows how Bubtlo, pene
trating, and permanont Is tho rich per
fumo of nttar of roses. Tho larger
part of tho world's supply of this de
licious scent is made in Persia, where
thero aro many hundreds of aeros de
voted to tho cultivation of roses for
At certain seasons of tho year long
caravans of donkeys, laden with tho
attar, and under gunrd of soldlerato
protect tho rich booty from attack by
robbers, iourney from central Persia
to tho littlo port of liushiro. whence it
is exported to Bombay. Other donkoy
trains slmlarly escorted proceed to
ports on tho Caspian sea, whence the
nttar is conveyed to Turkoy and Rus
sia, which, aftor Hindostan, aro tho
largest consumers of tho costly luxury.
Whon tbo wind is in tho right di
rection tho npproach of ono of theso
caravans is announced by tho scout
long before it can bo seen, and the lino
of Its progross can bo tracod by tho
odor for days aftor it has passed by.
Harper's Young People
Ho can live without towels,
Livo without soap,
Breakfast on vowels,
And dine upon hopo;
lie can live without galluses,
Live without shirts,
Keep a kicking despite
All manner of hurts;
Ho can manage to get on
But the editor cannot
Survive without sclzzors.
The Bunny South.
A Princess orSjilrlt.
Tho Princess Charlotte, daughter of
George tho Fourth, was a young wo
man of groat spirit and originality.
Ono day, ono of her teachers chanced
to enter tho room when tho princess
was reviling ono of hor attendant
ladles. In croat wrath, and, aftor giv
ing hor a lecture on hasty speech, ho
presented her with a book on tho sub-
iect A few days later ho found hor
still moro furious, and using language
ovon moro violent "I am sorry to
find your royal highness in such a pas
sion," Bald he; "your royal highness
has not road tho book I gavo you."
"I did, my lordl" cried she, tempestu
ously; "I both read it and profited by
it Otherwise I should havo scratch
ed hor eyes out!" Argonaut
Maiden Aunt If your mother had
charge of you now she'd havo mado
you go' to bed boforo this.
Young Nophow Not much eho
wouldnt Ma's In London and U't
broad daylight thoro now( Truth,
The Arizona Cattle Go,
Eango, Ean Franckca Jfooataina, jJ
Esr marks, silt In each ear; horses and lonloij
11 rltfit hip; IncTOfuw At oa left shoulder. 1 . t
ndclrcH. Flaestdff, Ariz. Joua V. HnoAUis.
, Horses with this bratsJ
are the property of thf
Itange, Ban Francisco
P. O. address, Chal.
MclIILLAN & GOOUVm.
T brand on right slds of noae. Ewes, crop Is
right and split In each ear; wethew, crop in loft
and off split In each ear. lUnge, thrao mila
north ot Flagstaff. F. O. address, Flagstaff,
Horses and malsa
branded as oboro on
the left thigh belong
to the nnderslgned.
Range on Btono
man's Lake and Uo
ARIZONA LUMBER CO.
branded as la
Cattle numbered consecutively on left cheek.
BUANNEN, F1NME 4 BBANNEN.
Cattle branded as in1
cut on left side, un-'
derslope in both eir.
dewlap cnt upwards.
Ear marks, sawell in
left and swallow fork
I'oct effica address,
Flagtaff, Yavapai Co,
""NTfTl All lncreasa
S I I branded into
' 'J-J- Ml.
Horses branded on
the left sbonlder.
Bange from Ash
creek to the summit
of the Mogollon
JAS. L. BLAUK.
Itange eight and one-1
half miles sonthwestl
Catlla re branded as
In cnt; ear marks, nn
derbit in each ear;
horses with earn irom
on left thigh. -'
lV-toffiM address. Flag
staff. Arizona. '
lUnge, Clark's Yaller,.
Mngollnn mountains I
Brand as aboTe cnt.
All 03ng stock brand-,
ed nn both sides, v fi!
ewallow fork and nn.
derbit in each oar: alw
Dwntho following: Boot, T. 5 H. en) w aers oi
the side of animal Boot cattle, road iiraml Y
pn right side; i' cattle, oss on right side; horsa
brand, C. U.
JA& A. VAIL..
Bange eight miles
YxTiimt conntr. '
OUile branded J V
on left ribs; earmarks,
square cut on right
ear, OTerslops on left
I'oetol&co address, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Horse and mnle brand on left hip as showu in
cat. Sheep1 ewes, hole in left ear and split in
the right: wethers, rererso that of ewes, rutrn
brand"! F nn horn. Itange Dear Mormon Iiko,
llocollon Mountains. 1'oatollics addrssi. Flag,
irtjvflsj j"ffa. "SBwKsytRspdfe.
II, M 1 -
tffMiT sj'l"ii C 111
Flagstaff, A. T.
Bange. 8n Francis- i
en mnnntAlna f &
All rattle branded i
in cut are tho prop r.y .
ot the nndenigncd, ".
nnd nlso nil uittU ;,'
brandod with bar It "
Geoeos W. ClIckJ
Cattle boa rinir bran 1
ns in cut and si:l nn
fork In each wr )V
long to tho und r.
Itange. San Tncciv
Arts, liio. I stttic,
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