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SAMIHinifE t WOOD SWEETHEART THE TRUE. I dmun t tread nnln a path Which naught but luring bvauty hath. By durk green bank of coaxing fit reitm. All glorious in ltd flashing leme. Winding i'.r through cooling shade Of woven branched, thick leaved arcada. Its Hof t moHn borderi flower llliin.etl In flocking light by clouds ne'er dimmed- A wondrous scene, but part unfurl'd The big ruse garden of the world. Ah, fiurl So fair, it can but smm To pilgrims in a deep, deep dream The vision when in Life's young days Enthusiasm spreads a haae By which a color fine is wrought Upon each bloom ambition sought, A vision still him who walks Its fartlir end. past lifeless stalks. The trav'ler who the bent can tell That in mirage ideals dwell That fur all buds that he has found Ashes of roses Btrew the gronnd. Then each will fade? No one is true To cheer when every roseate hne Has vanished in the gloomy gray. And all bright visions flee away. Sweetheart the trne, the fairer gltwn Fairest that you are true alone. Womankind. HIS FIKST FIGHT. A friend of mine, a soldier, who died in Greece of fever some years siuce, de scribed to rue one day his first engage ment. His story so impressed me that I wrote it down from memory. It was as follows : I joined my regiment on Sept 4. It was evening. I found the colonel in the camp. He received me rather brusque ly, but having read the general's intro ductory letter he changed his manner and addressed me courteously. By him I was presented to my cap tain, who had just come in from reeou noitering. This captain, whose acquaint ance I h;id scarcely time to make, was a tall, dark man of harsh, repelling as pect. He had been a private soldier and had won his cross and epaulets upon the field of battle. His voice, which was hoarse and feeble, contrasted strangely with his gigantic stature. This voice of his he owed, as I was told, to a bullet which had passed completely through his liody at the battle of Jena. On learning that I had just come from college at Foutaineblean, he remarked with a wry face, "My lieutenant died last night," I understood what he implied "It is for you to take his place, and you are good for nothing. " A sharp retort was on my tongue, but I restrained it. The moon was rising behind the re doubt of Cheveriuo, which stood two camion shots from our encampment. The moon was large and ml, as is com mon at her rising, but that night she seemed to me of extraordinary size. For an instant the redoubt stood out coal black against the glittering disk. It re sembled the cone of a volcano at the mo ment of eruption. An old soldier at whose side I found myself observed the color of the moon. "She is very red, " he said. "It is a sign that it will cost us dear to win this wonderful redoubt. " I was always superstitious, and this piece of angary, coming at that mo ment, troubled rue. I sought my couch, but could not sleep. I rose and walked about awhile, watching the long line of fires upon the heights beyond the village of ChevcTino. When the sharp night air had thor oughly refreshd my blood, 1 went back to the fire. I rolled my mantle round me, and I shut my eyes, trusting not to open them till daybreak. But sleep re fused to visit me. Insensibly my thoughts grew dolofuL 1 told myself that I had not a friend among the 100,- 000 men who filled that plain. If I were wounded. 1 should be placed in hospital in the hands of ignorant and careless surgt-ons. I called to mind what 1 had heard of operations. My heart beat violently, and I mechanically ar ranged as a kind of rude cuirass my handkerchief and pockethook upon my breast Then, overpowered with weari- " ness, my eyes clos drowsily, only to open the next instant with a start at some new tlrought of horror. Fatigue, however, at last gained the day. NVhen the drums beat at daybreak, I was fast asleep. We were drawn up in ranks. The roll was called, then we 6tacked our arms, and everything an nounced that we should pass another uneventful day. But about 3 o'clock an aid-de-camp arrived with orders. We were com manded to take arms. Our sharpshooters . marched into the plain. We followed slowly, and in 20 minutes we saw the outpost9 or tne Russians falling back and entering the redoubt- We had a battery of artillery on our right, another on our left, but both some distance in advance of us. They opened a sharp fire upon the ene my, who returned it briskly, and the redoubt of Cheveriuo was soon conceal ed by volumes of thick smoke. Our regi ment was almost covered from the Rus sians' fire by a piece of rising ground. Their bullets (which besides were rarely aimed at us, for tley preferred to fire upon our cannoneers) whistled over us or at worst knocked up a shower of rarth and stones. Just as the order to advance was giv in the captain looked at me intently. I stroked my sprouting mustache with an air of unconcern. In truth. I was not frightened and only dreaded lest I might bo thought so. These passing bullets aided my heroic coolness, while my self respect assured me that the danger was a real one, since I was veritably under fire. I was dt-lighted at my self posses sion and already looked forward to the pleasure of describing in Parisian draw ing roouis the capture of the redoubt of Cheveriuo. The colonel passed before our com pany. "Well," he said to me, "you are going to see warm work in your first ac tion. " I gave a martial smile and brushed off my cuff, on which a bullet which had struck the earth at 80 paces distant had cast a little dust. It appeared that the Russians had dis covered that their bullets did no bt-rm, for they replaced them by a fire of shells, which began to reach us in the hollows where we lay. One of these in its explosion knocked off my shako and killed a man beside me. "I congratulate you, " said the cap tain as I picked up my shako. "You are safe now for the day." J. knew the military superstition HI IS A IRMHIH -WHOM THE TBBTH MAKES EBENSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1896. which believes that the axiom "non bis in idem" is as applicable to the battle field as to the courts of justice. . I re placed my shako with a swagger. "That'9 a rude way to make one raise one's hat," I said as lightly as I could. And this wretched piece of wit was, in the circumstances, received as excellent 'I compliment you," said the cap tain. "You will command a company tonight, for I shall not survive the day. Every time I have been wounded the officer below me has been touched by some spent ball, and," he added in a lower toue, "all the names began with P." I laughed skeptically. Most people would have done the same, but most would also have been struck, as I was, by these prophetic words. But, con script though I was. I felt that I could trust my thoughts to no one, and that it was my duty to seem always calm and bold. At the end of half an hour the Rus sian fire had sensibly diminished. We left our cover to advance on the re doubt Our regiment was composed of "three battalions. The second had to take the enemy in flank. The two others formed the storming party. I was in the third. On issuing from behind the cover we were received by several volleys, which did but little harm. The whistling of the balls amazed me. "But after all," I thought, "a battle is less terrible than I expected. " We advanced at a smart run, our musketeers in front All at once the Russians uttered three hurrahs, three distinct hurrahs, and then stood silent without firing. "I don't like that silence," said the captain. "It bodes no good. " I began to think our people were too euger. I could not help comparing, mentally, their shouts and clamor with the striking silence o"f the enemy. We quickly reached the foot of the redoubt The palisades were broken and the earthwords shattered by our balla With a roar of "Vive l'einpe reur!" our soldiers rushed across the ruins. I raised my eyes. Never shall I forget the sight which met my view. The smoke had luostly lifted and remained suspended like a canopy at 20 feet above die redoubt Through a bluish mist could be perceived behind the shattered para j et the Russian grenadiers with rifles lifted, as motionless as statues. I can see them still the left eye of ev ery soldier glaring at us, the right hid den by his lifted gun. In an embrasure at a few feet distant a man with a fuse stood by a cauuov. I shuddered. I believed that my last hour had come. "Now for the dance to open," cried the captain. These were the last words I heard him speak. There came from the redoubts a roll of drama. I saw the muzzles lowered. I shut my eyes. I heard a most appalling crash of sound, to which succeeded groans and cries. Then I looked up, amazed to find myself Mill living. The redoubt was once " more wrapped in smoke. I was surrounded by the dead and wouilded. The captain was extend ed at my feet A ball had carried off his head, and I was covered with his blood. Of all the company only six men except myself remained erect This carnage was succeeded by a kind of stupor. The next instant the colonel, with his hat on his sword's point, had scaled the parapet with a cry of "Vive l'empereur!" The survivors followed him. All that succeeded is tome a kind of dream. We rushed into the redoubt, I know not how; we fought hand to hand in the midst of smoke so thick that no man could perceive his enemy. I found my saber dripping blood, I heard a shout of "Victory!" and in the clearing smoke I saw the earthworks piled with dead and dying. The can nons were covered with a heap of corpses. About 200 men in the French uniform were standing without order loading their muskets or wiping their bayonets. Eleven Russian prisoners were with them. The colonel was lying, bathed in blood, upon a broken cannon. A group of soldiers crowded round him. I ap proached them. "Who is the oldest captain?" he was asking of a sergeant The sergeant shrugged bis shoulders most expressively. "Who is the oldest lieutenant?" "This gentleman, who came last night," rejJied the sergeant calmly. The colonel smiled bitterly. "Come, sir, " he said to me, "you are now in chief command. Fortify the gorge of the redoubt at once with wag ons, for the enemy is out in force. But General C is coming to support you." "Colonel," I asked him, "are yon badly wounded?" "Pish, my dear fellow. The redoubt is taken. " Prosper Merimee. Bogua Money Lender In Parts, From a Frenc hman's point of view, everybody who lives well and dresses better than a bank clerk is put down as a spy in the employ of Bismarck, unless he is known to have any other occupa tion. But among these busy people with out distinct profession there are those who lend their names and imposing ap pearance to enterprises which could ex ist only in the country where the "gogo" is always on the lookout for a rapid road to fortune. For example, the money lending agencies. Notwithstanding ar ticle upon article which has been writ ten in the respectable portion of the French press warning people against them, they still go on and prosper. One has only to consult any day the smallest French paper which pretends to the largest circulation to see half a dozen persons or societies advertising to lend money on simple signatures. The sim pleton replies to the advertisement states his requirements, is informed that the director will be able to obtain what he desires, that he must agree to pay so much per cent commission (generally very low) and deposit 22 i francs for sundry preliminary expenses. This he does and hears no more of the matter. . Or, if he becomes anxious and worries the "society," he gets a polite letter to say that the "board of directors," hav ing taken the matter into their serious consideration, regret that the securities offered are not such as to justify them in making the advance. His 224 franca have been expended for the postage on one letter and the inquiries, which have probably never been made. Lippia-cott'a. Mzt FBEB AND ALL. ABB (UTU 1U1DI.' SHOOTING STARS. Across the strings of memory A aephyr breathes from oat the past, When youth believed the shooting stars That night athwart the heavens oast. They told him that the aoulfelt wish Asked, while still glowed the flashing brand, Were sura to fail a wondrous gift Within faith's supplicating hand. Bow many dreams of love and wealth How many hopes of name and fame With boyish trust so soon outgrown Were loaded on each flitting flame! Bay 'twas the credence of the fool, A farce where folly played chief part It had what too much after lacks. The earnest service of the heart. And so of all those radiant ships That one time sped o'er seas of air And piled up high with golden dreams, iS truck Age's rock and foundered thera. Hung In the aanctum of the soul. Where death can only force the bar. Alone remains that Joy we knew And lived when dreaming of the star. Philadelphia Times. ROUTED BY GIRLS. The Marquise Therese de Lionue, the most adorable old lady in the world, a grandmother, with fluttering little curls and the laughing eyea of a child, has but one fault, and that so grave a one that you would hardly believe it Dainty and pretty as she is, and grande dame to the tips of her taper fingers, she punctuates her most ordinary con versation with the strangest of oaths. At the slightest provocation, or on no provocation at all, she will come out with "The deuce!" or "The devil!" or even a "Damn!" that shocks every one who hears her. "It's an old habit of mine," she explains, "and I cling to it because it is an old one. And then," she adds, with a gay smile, "it saved me once from the greatest peril a woman can run. " And here is the story as the marquise tells it: ' 'Old though I am, I am not a very serious person ; but- as a little girl all, how long ago that was, how long ago! I was the greatest madcap that ever got out of breath chasing butterflies, or tore her gown and left her hair ribbons on the hawthorn trees, though that did not prevent me egad! would you be lieve it at 14 ! from being very much interested even then in the haudsomo hussar, gold laced, embroidered and be dizened, who adorned the front pages of the romances of that day. "Naturally my friends were hardly less feather brained than L You would have to search long to find a dovecot more full of turbulent chatter and laughter and flights of song than the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where I took my vows never to be a nun. "It was in the evening that we used to play our greatest pranks. We had discovered a way to slip out of the dor mitory without waking up the sister who was supposed to guard over us. As soon as she was asleep, we would creep down stairs into the great durk garden, carrying with us tablets of chocolate, a coffee pot ami an alcohol lamp, and, climbing up to a favorite perch high in an old oak tree, we would make choco late and drink it triumphantly in the darkness. ' "In the town where this convent was, there was also a garrison. The walls of our garden were very high, and we never so much as set eyes on a uniform; but walls that prevent seeing, do not pre vent hearing. The officers and common soldiers naturally attracted by the 'presence of so many girls, I suppose used to stroll along on the other side of our wall in the evenings, chattering to gether, and we girls used to listen. We could hear them so well! They would describe what they had done in battle, or what they would do in case there should be a war, and when they got ex cited, they used to talk in the most blood thirsty way. It was terrifying to hear them, but so fascinating! And what formidable oaths they used! We could remember a few of them. "One day, as we were walking to gether in one of the paths, Eveline de Sabran exclaimed, By thunder, girls, this is a devilish fine evening!' "It was a revelation! From that time forth, the entire convent, inspired by her example, began to pepper their con versation with oaths that would have done credit to Napoleonic veterans. And we did not content ourselves with the garrison expletives overheard across the walL We recalled peasant profanity we had heard years before, and hunted through romances to find the oaths of fine gentlemen, roisterers, and serving maids. It was. not long before we had acquired a special and remarkable erudi tion in that line. ' 'As you may imagine, it was not in the classes, before the pious ears of the sisters, that we aired our new ac complishment In' the daytime we swore only before the abbess, who was deaf as a post But as soon as night came oh, we did not think of chocolate any more, you may be sure we met on the lawn under the big oak and had a grand time. 'Deuce take it! Jane de Seaux would begin. I would follow with 'By thunder, blast your eyes!' and the others would chorus 'Devil fly 'way with me!' 'Damme, sir!' 'By 'r lady! 'Ten hundred thousand devils!' 'Grape and canister!' 'Thunder and lightning!' 'Confound it!' To see us strutting about with our hands on our hips or twirling imaginary mustaches, with our little voices coming from the bottoms of our boots, you would think we were more terrible than a regiment of dragoons. " As site said this, the marquise burst into a peal of merry laughter, and imi tating the childish uproar of the pre cocious blasphemers the gentle old lady swore delightedly. "It must have been an amusing scene," we said laughing, "but we don't see the danger it saved you from. " "Devil take you, my dears," she re plied, "how impatient you are!" and checking her laughter, she continued her story: "After the convent comes marriage after the mother superior, a superior of another kind. M. de Lion ne was pre sented to int a fine looking army man. I thought immediately of the hussar of romance. He could talk the part well too. And, zounds, why shouldn't 1 marry him? Thirty-five years of age, but much younger in spirit, of proved courage and unquestioned honor in fact how shall I say it he pleased me very much. Only one thing kept me from saying "Yes at once. Novels were already being written at that time. I had read some far too many and they had put lot of absurd ideas into my OI.BO and hcadT If I were to give myself to a man forever, I must know bis intimate thoughts, his past above alL "One fine evening, then, between two cups of tea, I said bravely to M. de Lionne: " 'Well, yes, I love you. But come, tell me frankly, looking me straight in the eye it is not very disagreeable to do so, is it? have you nothing, abso lutely nothing, to reproach yourself with if not as regards men. as regards women V " 'Nothing, ' be replied, with an in genuous earnestness that made me wish to throw myself into his arms. "Then he suddenly blushed. 'I had forgotten one incident' he said. 1 con fess that I have committed, or almost committed, a bad, a very bad, action. "Blushing at first he had now turned pale. I almost regretted having asked him. But it was too late to curb my curiosity. 'Tell me everything. " I obey. Twelve years ago I was in garrison at T l There was talk of war in the air at the time, and this, added to our youth, gave us an auda cious, almost a ferocious, gayety. One evening when we were all tipsy for we got tipsy in those days, which I hope you will pardon a sublieutenant, more tipsy than the others, proposed that we scale the walls of a convent in the neigh borhood and frighten the nuns and pu pils in their sleep. It was a stupid, an infamous idea! Wine is a bad counselor: not a man there, brave and honorable though they were, slapped the face of the man who had made the wretched proposition. We rushed out of the tav ern, found ladders 1 don't know where, scaled the wall, and ran across the gar den like looters in a captured city. ' " 'Oh!' 1 cried. " 'You despise nie, do you not? You will never be my wife?' " I have uot said that yet I sin cerely hope you did not carry, out your horrible project? " 'Chance saved us. As wo reached the convent door we heard Ueep voices in the garden, swearing the strangest oaths. There could be no doubt that rough fellows of some sort gardeners or peasants come to pay their rent were near at hand in considerable num bers. Yes, they were countrymen, for under the trees we could see garments that looked like skirts they must have been long blouses. We began to be less courageous, remorse seized us, and we fled to the ladders ; and no one ever knew that we had entered the convent garden. But I have always had a bitter recollection of that night's escapade.' "The dear fellow! I assured him that I thought none the worse of him for it. and, a mouth later, I was the Marquise de Lionne, " When we had finished laughing for. it must be confessed, the adventure was amusing -we demanded of the mar quise: "And did your husband never know the truth? Did he never learn that it was you and your schoolmates" "Perhaps he guessed it The night we were married, just as he was about to take me in his arms and kiss me, I suddenly sprang away, crying: 'Damme, sir! Ten thousand devils! By thunder!" "But he didn't run away that time. " From the French in San Francisco Argonaut Sulphur Hatha. Some of the sulphur baths in Hun gary and Bosnia are sights worth going far to see. At one place, Ilidze, near Serajevo, those who thirst for sulphur are shown into small cells just like the cells of a prison. Light streams in faintly from a small skylight, but the bath is not to be discovered until the bather's eyes are accustomed to the semidarkness and he has been in the place some minutes. Then ho becomes aware that there is in one corner of his cell a small flight of steps leading to a rough hewn basin in the very bowels of the earth, so to speak. The sulphurous water gushes up in the basin, and the odor of it is not to be described. Yet people travel hundreds of miles to enjoy it, and the doctors rave about its medicinal qualities. London Tit-Bits. The night of Geese. Wild geese conduct their migration in an extremely methodical fashion. The birds form themselves into lines shaped like an old fashioned drag or harrow. Sometimes there are two rows, one behind the other. There are always distinct leaders, but these very soon tire, and by careful watching with a glass one may see the leaders drop back and others take their places. It has been suggested tbat this arrangement is on the principle of a ticket office window, and that all of the ganders successively take the leadership. When weary, they fall back to the rear and others come up. If the flock is scattered by shot or accident they may immediately form again. New York Ledger. After the Long Arctic Night. The inhabitants of the little villages in the arctic circle have nearly three months of steady night It is the annual custom that on the day when the sun rises above the horizon after the long season of darkness the inhabitants all stand in line, facing the returning orb, and greet It with a military salute. No other effect than that of paleness of com plexion is discernible in the natives aft er this long time at night The pallor soon passes away with the sun's return. In Bodo the sun can be seen at midnight on June 3 ; in Tromso it can be seen on May 20 ; in Uammerfest or as far as the North cape, the midnight sun may be seen as early as May 13 or 16. New York Herald. Odd Reeeptacla For Gold. One of the most interesting curios in the collection of valuables at the mi is a queerly contrived bamboo tube thi once contained a small consignment of gold from far off Madagascar. "The gold was mined and smelted and done up for shipment by natives," said Reg istrar of Deposits J. Robley Dunglison, "and was the brightest gold ever re ceived at the mint They took a piece of bamboo about 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter and polished the out side till it was Hinooth as glass. Then they put a wooden cork in one end and poured in the melted gold and corked up the other end. In this queer recep tacle the . precious - metal was safely brought all 2x9 war to America and finally found its way into the mint " Philadelphia Record. postage per ear Irvadvance. NUMBER 2:5. LOVE'S REALITY. Who laughs at love and calls It foolish knows Not life's real Value In icreat thin; 'r unalL Love Is trne faith, the Bil.-nn-r of i, The everyday delight, the little all Of poverty, a irift so Kreat to thiMo Of wealth that other treasure, poor and small. Beem by the (tlory of Its boly flame That flashes op to heaven, white and tall. To kiss the stars. Ah, love k im-at ! It came Kot 'fore the fall, but after, just to i.hame Life's littleness with something liiirh withal And strong:, and beautiful and void of Llaine, This trift divine to man hi all in all. Slande Andrews in tt. Louis Republic. A TIGER OF THE LAW. Never had Chi Hung Lang sat down to his cup of tea in a more sorrowful frame of mind. A something v rpj-l in yellow Bilk lay before him, which bid fair to give the brave mainlarin a headache. It was an official letter. A weighty matter it was for Chi Hung Lang to be or not to Ik-, in fact. In case be succeeded in doing what was asked of him he would receive the st ond peacock feather and the red button for his cap, but if he failed the soles of his feet would certainly become in timately acquaint 1 with the iauiUn. And there wt-re such beautiful, strong, elastic bainboos in the town hall for such purposes. He had tried every stick with his own hands on one of his in feriors in office. For Chi Hung Lang was the highest judge of the province and bore the title of honor, "tiger of the lawbook." In criminal circles and among th learned in the law his name was great ly respected. He understood the law so well and could eijxiuiid it so mitmtely that he once succeeded by a brilliant plea in having a 2 -hour -old infant sen tenced to 18 years' imprisonment There was no one in all the land with a clear conscience, at least no one ho felt secure, fur Chi Hung Lang hud once declared that in his opinion every re spectable citizen ought to sit on the criminal's bench at least once during his lifetime, and he was just the man to put his theory into practice. It cannot be denied that Chi Hung Lang, with his method of administering justice, accomplished great results. If any one had the least reason to fear the law, he moved into another province. This solved the tramp question at least. If the tiger of the lawbook had uot occasionally instituted a practice law suit the judgi-s of the land would have had nothing to do but smoke their opium in undisturbed leisure. At this time the prison of the prov ince of Yen-si-ling, over which Chi Hung Lang ruled, had been without an inmate for eight days. It was absv lutely imiMjssible to find a wrongdn-r. The beautiful prison, with its K32 cells, electric lights, flogging machines and torture chamber equipjied with all the modern improvements, was empty empty as a Chinese lieutenant's purse on the 2itth of the month. This is the reason that Chi Hung Lang's heart quaked and his feet tin gled with misgivings: Five years before this the alove men tioned model prison had been built by the son of heaven at an enormous cost, and it had been made so large at the ex press wish of Chi Hung Lang. The vice roy now announced that he would in spect the prison in three days and hoped to find it comfortably well filled. The writing ended with the ominous figures "25." Oh, how poor Chi Hung Lang's feet burned! It was just like the Mikado. But where was he to get 832 Nanki Poohs without stealing them? It was hardly to be expected that any one would volunteer. But the viceroy want ed to see the flogging machine and the hydraulic gallows in actual operation during his inspection. Here the terrible number 25 appeared again. Oh, how the feet of the. tiger of the luwlxx.k buroed! There was no escape. An un lawful act he would not have commit ted, and at any rate there was no time to manufacture several hundred com plaints and try the cases in the usual way. Oh, if only he had more time! And Chi Hung Lang rubbed his head doubtfully. He had a very long head, had Chi Hung Lang, tiger of the law book. At this moment his pupil and favor ite practitioner, Ka-cha-lo. entered the room with a newspaper in his hand and horror in his face. "Read, master," he said. It was a copy of a comic pajier. The Dragon Claw, which coutaiued a ma licious item ridiculing the large feet of Chi Hung Lang's wife. Ka-cha-lo had exi.'ted his master to fly into a passion and at leat breathe out fire and smoke or some exhibition of the kind. Nothing of the sort took place. The mighty man of law danced around the room in his glee until his cue upset all the candles, crying; "I am savd! I shall fill my prison! I shall get my f32 prisoners!" Ka-cha-lo said in astonish ment "Only one, I think the responsi ble editor of The Dragon Claw. " "Young man." replied Chi Hung Lang, "what do you know about law? How about his accomplice?" "But do you think he has S32 of them?" ventured Ka-cha-lo. "He has as many as I need, " was the rise answer. Ka-c-ha-lo, more astonished than ever, left the room, saying, "What a m:tn!" Two days afterward proceedings were begun. Eight hundred and thirty-two persons had been accused of being parties to the offense or of spreading abroad the con tents of the libelous sheet As a matter of course the editor was first indicted, then the assistant editors, the publish ers, the owners of the printing fri-e the printers, the folders, the composi tors and the proofreaders, the janitors; also his wife, who had brought him his breakfast and so refreshed him tbat he was aide to take part in such scanda lous doings. -The jiorter of tlie building did not escape, for had he not allowed the bundles of p;iers to be carried out without a protest? Neither were the Women who carried the papers over looked, nor the postal authorities who forwarded them by mail, nor tle rail way officials down to the engineer, for they all had assisted in bringing it ! fore the public. This, however, made only 180 acens- ed persons, and more were needed. But Chi Hung Lang, with long, long head, j was a man of rtwourcea. He then indict ed, the cheese and sausage merchants Advert iKin g Rates. ' The lartsaad ret able rirralatlos si tksVaW I sua Kruatii cemmecdi it to ths favenela I cunideration of advert irera bo laver will ha iBrt4 at ths following low rates: 1 ln-b. X Mine. ... 1 M lincn,S tnooih. ......... . XM 1 Inch, lonthi... t it I Hncn lyear.. ....... .... t.au 3 lorbefl, month. .... ............ ....... s to Slnrfcea.l year It IS lorhe. months a. IS S iDrtifw. I year .......... ............ lx. column, month.. 10. X column. mootht....... ......... ......... w.sjv column. 1 year S3. oa . column, ttion tup........ ...... ...... 40 as 1 column, I year 111111.... T9 Marine Itemt, tin Insertion, We. per'llBS tabfeqaent Insertions, v. per Has Aaminiotrmtor n,l llirrutor l Notices . ti M Auditor'! Notice ......... 2.M S'trsy and rtmiiar Notice a 00 . Keoluton or proceedinc ol soy corpora tion, or society an.l commnni-atlon deiBrd to call attention to int matter ot limited or indl ridnal interest man he paid lor a alTertlment. Book aod Joh Hnutin of ail kind neatly asd eieatoufiy exeraten at the lowest prices. And don tyou tortret It. who had wrapped their wares in this nunilerof the p.qer, the manufacturer f the paiier on which the edition was printtxi and all his tal.lihuient. in cluding his traveling salesmen, the man who delivered the ink; also his ruotlier-in-law. for it was plain that these all had had a hand in the affair. Next on the list were the waiters at the restaurants who had handed this copy of The Dragon Claw to the guests, a stret car conductor in whose car a passenger had read the lai r, an opti cian who hud sold eyeglasses to a near sighted nitui and so hcljied him to read the wicked arti. le, the family of the physician of the editor 1m had cured the latter of influenza ihnv days W-fore and made it possible for him to return to his work and break the law as be had done. Fifty seven men who had read the article to thc-ir wives was quite a respi-ctaMe audition to the list, and in natural on ier followed 57 wives who, with malicious giggling, had licard the itcw thus re;d. Finally the parents of the editor were indicted for bringing such a monster into the world a:id the editor's brother for not liaving vxcrcised a U tter influ ence over him. This brother, however, Vras released. He was deaf, dumb : d blind. Eight hundred ain. iliirty-two persons were sentenced to various terms of im prisonment and to more r less severe flogging with the bamli The fine new pristin was now filled to the roof with the exception of a single celL In this one the writer of the scandalous artiele very properly U-longc.1, but, unfortu nately, after all these legal proceedings he could not le fouiicL The viceroy came. The inhabitants of the town, as many as were out of prison, crowded the streets and cried as if possessed: "Hurrah! Hurrah!" for it had tn-eu announci-d that those who did imt shout and tho? that remained in their houses would le proj.-rly punished. The viceroy inspected the prison, saw a man or woman sitting in ea-h cell and was highly pleased. The automatic flogging machine-worked without a sin gle hitch, and the hydraulic gallows exocedt-d the higlw-st expectations of tlie illustrious inspector. He had heard of the wholesale convictions, anL delight ed with Chi Hung Lang's sagacity, he handed him the second eaeork feather and the rel button. Tlwu he said: "But tell me, tip r of the lawl.k. why is this cell empty? ne more would have made very little difference. " Chi Hung Lang was not only a law yer of the shrewdest kind, but alx a diplomat, so he answered: "We knew no one t-lse that could l' indicted with out the apiK-arance of slight injustice. Perhajis you wisdom. O most noble one, is able to name still another who de serves puuLsluuenr. " The most noble one slowly closed his left eye, and with a Very cunning liok he said : "Tell me, Chi Hung Lang, tiger of the lawlaook, lion of the imragraph, how does this atrocious article read?" Chi Hung Lang carri-d the pajer in his pocket and made haste to read it to his noble master. As he finished read ing the vi-eroy said with a smile: "That is not so Iwid. for N-tween you and me, you know your wife wears No. 9. But here we have another who has helped spread abroad this wicked article, and he must lie iniprisoiiiL " "And who is it, O most high one?" asked Chi Hung Lang as he liowed in amazement .t the wisdom of theviceny until his cue curled on the ground be tween his feet "You yourself, tiger of the lawtiook. for you have just read the paper to me. About 13 days and 12 blows on your feet, I think, th?" said the imperial in spctor jovially. "Yon are the wisest of all wise ones; your wisdom h;is no liounds," replied Chi Hung Lung, a trifle disconcerted. Then he liowed ;igaiu to the earth, took hold of his cue, led himself into the only vacant cell and with his own hands t tiff h is sh ics. Fn m t he t lermau in Short rtori. THE SOLACING WEED. CtTlUwd Men Take to Ti-hnrro as a Ievel Above the Lowfr A iiimkl. In the opiniou of alnt four in every five men the essential difference lietween man and the inferior animals is that man smokes tobacco. 1 icca-ionally a pre cocious monkey has Intii taught to drink beer and smoke a pipe Old Tom in the London zoo, for instance but this only emphasizes the exclusive hu maiiuess of smoking. The monkey is nearest kin to man and is in full prog ress toward the human state. As the ultra temperance, lecturers affirm, "A log wouldn't smoke the vile weed." No other animal than superior man and the authropi iid ajie will smoke. Perhajw in the civilized white world one man in five is the victim of some defect that disqualifies him for smoking. The de fect may bo a tendency to a cancerous growth, or it may K- a wife or a mother-in-law. The remaining four are in the full enjoyment of all their faculties and the right to pursue happiness through a cloud of tobiui-o smoke. Lack of opportunity tosmoke is with out doubt the mist afflictive evil under which a majority of men suffer. A large j-roport ion of men are employed in offices, stores and shops where rules against smoking are rigidly enforced. This is entirely proper. No suierior smoker ever smokes while working. To do that is to debase the luxury and to take off the keen edge of the pleasure. It is intemperance and dissipation. The most expert wine tasters never drink to excess, but find that in moderation only does the palate retain its power to de tect the delicate flavor. So with smok ing. At night, after a few pipes or ci gars have dulled the edge of appetite, it Ls allowable to smoke half a tlrrzen with some violence to stimulate a jaded k1 ate, but at other times pleasure gw with moderation. To smoke after a meal is the imperative demand of the whole system. Not to ! able to do this is tc incur endless disorders of the nervous Fystem, the stomach and the entire di gestive apparatus and sometimes to in vito progressive th-ay of the mental faculties. There is no N-tter preparation for a day's work for the smoker than a pipe or ciirar after breakfast New York Advertiser. Cap Canaveral, in Florida, was named by the Spaniards from the aluu dance of flowers in the viciuity. The name means ' 'Land of the luxe Tree. "