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I IRGEST EXPORTERS OF 6IBSEHS I THE II I
U Ir-uU l
THE KING OF LAPLAND.
I know a tiny monarch who has taken his
Within a quiet region, where a faithful
Of people do his bidding, or yield him hom
And watch his faintest gesture, as old vas
sals used to do.
His territory's bordered by two encircling
And keeping in their shelter, he is safe
from all alarms.
This land is something "rocky" if he feels
inclined for jest.
Or lies at peace, a quiet plain, when he
would stay at rest.
One mountain rises northward, and Is
known as Mother's Brow,
"A'hlle east and west are twin-gray lakes,
reflecting, I avow.
The prettiest bit of nature that a human
heart can see
Whene'er the little monarch is alert for
Hut when he's feeling weary from the rid
ing c-.it in state.
Or liowing to his subjects and serfs im
portunate. Retiring to the castle, his regal head, our
I-y down in princely grandeur, while lov
ing minstrels sing.
If you would find his royal seat you need
not sail the-sea,
Kor strange enough his throne is set in
this home of the free.
Just find the nearest nursery, and bow to
Of the loving little monarch, who is king1
of all l4ailand.
Alice Crary, in Ladies' Home Journal.
THE OTHER'S OTHER MAN
BY AKTHl'R W. TAKBELL
It was yesterday, after an interval of
I hal not swn him since we twirled
last on C'-oiiimenecnicnt day, and hail
wished eavh other food luck on what
was coining-. In my case it. wsus n medi
cal course at one of the Cermun univer
sities; in his, a few years sojourn at the
law school iu Cambridge. Those years
had now Kissed. 1 was aliout'to lircoiue
i full-Hedged M. !.. and Thil lazy.
good-natured, joking l'hil Wheeh-r, the
man who led his clacks (in smoking rank
tobacco) was aliout to call himself a
lawyer. A lawyer I laughed every
time I thoi'ght of it; for while I'hil was
the Iwst fellow in the world when it
came to brew ing a delectable punch or
to doing the fascination talk act to a
shy country maiden at her first swell
dinner, yet he hail no more the making
of even a mediocre barrister iu him than
has many another good fellow, who
thinks himself cut out by destiny for
However, Phil had always leen one
of 1113- liest chums, and, of course, I was
downright glad to find ni self saunter
ing into the old "Yard" at Cambridge
once more, and on tlie iKiint of yelling:
"Oh, I'hil Wheeler!" up to his window in
IIol worthy, just as I had done so many
times before during our undergraduate
4fter 1113- yell I waited a few moments
to see if he was in. lTp the window
ircsent!y slammed, and a familiar-cnougli-looking
head was thrust out to
see who had railed. It had lieen so long
since I'hil had either seen or heard from
me that he failed at first to recognize
me; but it was only for a second; then,
when he sjiw who it was, his face
racked into a t housand creases, and he
slu. u ted lustily down:
"For heaven sakes. Jack Fenway, i:
lluityoii? Come up quick!"
S.i up I went to receive one of thot
' Idtinie greetings that h-aves a man's
light arm sore for a week afterwards.
1 ".ut I skip all this and come tothe jioint
of the stoty.
On entering the room I had noticed a
iotter lying ojicn upon the table. I"i
ilcntly I had interrupted I'hil in th
m:lst of t. no. after we had exhausted
and livt d t hroiigli the opening 1 oin! an!
merit of lusuul pirstion.s. I glauc.-d al
I he note na::i ar.d told I'hil to finish it.
lie smiled and picked it up.
"Oh, yes, that leminds me," he raid,
"I've got something to tell you. Here's
a letter from Miss Lancaster yon ie
incuilier t hat girl 1 met lou 11 at l!ar
Harbor my sophomore vacation?"
"I;oI? Don't-1? (lad man. she was a
dream to yon. And if my memory
ilix-sn't play me false I lx-lieve you did
nothing but dream of her that whole
winter. At any rate yo did deuced lit
"Yes. .l.-ick. she was a nice girl. I al
ways thought a gixid deal of her." And
I'hil's face broke into one of those mis
chievous smiles that were inimitable
v ith him.
I hadn't seen one of those smiles for
years, but I remembered on the spot
that 1 never liked those particular ex
pressions of his, for I had learned from
cxcrience that they were generally a
prelude to some act of deviltry, an un
conscious hint on his part to show that
the fellow was dangerously near the
point of springing one of his exaserat
ing jokes. I remembered esecially one
of tin last times that I had seen such .1
smile on his amused face. It had liccn
at a dance near his home, w hen he in
troduced me to a young lad y he was
very anxious to have me meet. As I
.rossed the hall with my arm in his, he
"She's an old friend of mine. Jack; a
trifle gay. but sound at heart. So pitch
and make yourself doubly agreeable
for my sake, old man."
And I reniemljer I immediately pro-ciji-ded
to do so by fli.rtingdisgracef ully
with her the whole evening just for
my chum's sake, you know. The other
fellows were crazy with me for monop
olizing her; I could see it from the way
tliey kept watching us. One fellow es
pecially stood out all the dances lwbind
some palms, savagely twisting his mus
taelie with one hand and the other
plunged i1escrately down into his
trousers pocket. He looked unspeaka
ble thiugs at me all the time I wasrlanc
ing with her, but I only laughed in my
sleeves and pitied the jioor fellow. Anil
so the evening passed. Finally the last
waltz came, and just as I was congratu
lating myself on having scored one in
Phil's favor and incidentally one in
my ow n w ho phould come up to us in
the midst of a delightfully exclusive
tete-a-tete but Phil, with the man who
stood out the dances on his arm.
"Oh, Jack," he calmly and suavely
exclaimed, "Ix-fore you go, 1 want very
much to hit roil nee to you my friend's
husband, Mr. Huntington Mr. Fen
way." So 3011 see I know w hat those smiles
generally meant. Still, that was several
years ago. and Phil was now reminis
cing about Miss Lancaster.
HB 18 A FBKKMAR WHOM THK TBBTB MAKES
EBENSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER
"Yes, Jack, I alwa3"S thought a good
deal of that girl."
He repeated this, wondering why I
had not answered him lie fore.
"Yes, I know 3'ou did. Anddo3'OU re
member that Thauksgiving we went on
to New York to see the Yale-Princeton
game, and 3-ou toojt me to call on her?"
"Sure, that was just after the summer
I first met her. And I rt member, too,
that 3-ou were not .so jiowerfullj' taken
with the original as you had lieen with
her photo on my desk."
"No, and I've always wished I'd never
made t hat call. Then I wouldn't have
known her, and all those heated dis
cussions we used to have aliout the girl's
worth or worthlessness would have been
"Still, Jack, you'll have to admit that
she was a terribl3' fetching and fasci
"Yes, yes. I'hil, I've admitted that a
thousand times, but that isn't the ques
tion. My jioint has alwavs lieen that
she wasn't a girl who had enough in her
to warrant a fellow of 3-our good sense
going crazy- over her. Fetching and
fascinating Jove, man, there are any
numlier of y-our fickle, flighty-, skin
deep sort of girls w ho are fetching and
fascinating, and she'soneof them. Hut
fiddlesticks, what do they amount to?
Nothing never get married grow up
into detestable old maids with sour
faces and still sourer disjios-tions. Conn
now, I'hil. I'll bet 3-011 ten to one that
I'earl Lancaster never gets even en
gaged." "No, no. Jack, I won't do it. It's bad
principle lietting on a girl, anyhow.
Hesides, 3'ou might lose the wager, for
she came mighty near getting a man
"WI13-. how do you know?"
"I saw- her at ISar Harbor."
"Were 3-ou down there atrain last sum
"And was she there?"
"Hum, then I'll let 3-ou repeated the
foolish performance of your sophomore
"1 ilid. Jack, with compound interest.
We were together most of the time.
Never had such a jolly summer liefore in
all my life."
"Anl the other man you said she near-'.3-
captured where did become in?"
"Oh. he was a particular friend of
mine, so I didn't begrudge him any
thing. Excuse me a moment. Jack. I
must get some more coal for that fire.
Better fill up a pipe."
I proceeded to do so and casually ob
served at the time that Phil smoked
the same abominable toluicco. Expen
sive stulT, but, gad! how it burn't n
man's tongue. Phil was the only fellow
who ever smoked it without swearing.
The other men invariably declined "t.
- we always claimed that he used that
particular brand to keep his friends
from pirating tobacco olT him. But
then, that wasn't so, for Phil was the
most generous-hearted fellow of the
Having filled the pipe I went to the
mantelpiece for a match; that va:
where he used to keep them when hi
had any. I didn't find a match, but I
.found a photograph that had leen laii?
there. It was a new one of Pearl Lap
caster had undoubtedly just conu
with the letter. I was holding it in my
hand when I'hil came back from the
"Well, w hat do you think of it. Jack 7"
"Orand, good-looking girl beyond t
doubt. And I supiose if 3-011 were wit :i
her again all last summer 3-011 roust Ik
more cracked than ever over her."
Phil surprised me ly uttering a sigh
and sinking down into a chair.
"Alas! .lack, I am fatally so," were
his despondent words. "And now what,
oh, what, do you suppose she writes me
in this letter?"
"Jove! not that she's engaged, is sh
man? Luckily for me you didn't taki
"Yes, Jack, she says she's the hip
piest little girl in the world, for she's
engaged to the dearest fellow in tin
world. Engaged at last. Poor girl. I
suppose you'd say jioor fellow. And
such a fellow, too eh my! Well, al!
I can say is that I've seen worse fellow
and and better. Oh, dear!"
"P.ut who is she engaged to? What's
"The man she was with down, at liar
Harlior last summer."
"Not the other man."
"Alas, no, the other's othr man."
"Not yoursell, 3011 fool?"
Poor Phil cowered helplessly down in
the chair and feebly held out his hand
as if expecting a whipping.
"Yes, .Tack," he whimpered. "eongra
ulate and forgive me, old fellow, but
I'm I'm the man."
"Well! But I say, Phil, you don't
smoke any lietter tobaero than y-ou used
to. do3'ou?" Boston Budget.
HE WON HIS CLIENT'S CASE.
HneriMiiful Venture of a Broker m. a Crim
inal Advocate at the liar.
A Jacksonville bri'ier, while traveling
in the Alabama mountains, was invited
113- a frienil. a local judge, to attend the
trial of a "ciacker" for shooting a "iiig
ger," and the prisoner having no money
to hire a lawyer, the judge appointed
the broker to defend him, alleging that
if the broker was not a lawyer "he was ar.
idiot liecause he wasn't one" a.judg
ment amply supjxrted by- his conduc.
of the case. The broker, says the San
Francisco Argonaut, cross-examinee
the witnesses briefl3'. sending in now
nnil then a discomfiting trajectory
When he came to make a seech he said:
"Centlemen of the jury. I have takei
Treat pains to show you that my' client
was a respectable citizen. Ten wit
nes-ses have asserted on oath, mind
you that he stands high in his com
munity." The defendant was six feet
three inches tall, and the jury smiled.
"He stood high "n the community, ant":
that is sufficient. Now for the law. Wi
find that tlu 30t h verse of t he loth chap
ter of 'Chitty on Pleadings Chitty.
gentlemen, was one of the bravest gen
erals ;n the on federate army this well
established principle of law." Here tin
broker adjusts his glasses, holds thi
book far off. elevates his chin and reads r
" "No respectable white man can bi
-u.lty of crime." That, gentlemen. i
nough. 1 leave the case in your hands."
'"ach juror changed his quid, looked at
is n.'.hlor, nodded, and, without leav
rg their seats, rendered a loud and en
hatic verdict of "not guilty," and thei
;.iii.cd :n thrte cheers for thedefendau;
.ind his lawyer. .
BBBB ABD ALL ABB 8LATBB BB8IDB.'
A CUKiOUS CATCH.
Stolen Bicycle Wm Recovered from the
Bottom of the Bay of Bermuda.
Among the residents of Bermuda are
two brothers, one of whom, lesides le
ing an enthusiastic 3-achtsman, is also
a swift and skillful rider of the bicycle.
Some time ago, shortly liefore the date
set for a bicycle race in which he was to
lie one of the contestants, his wheel
ni3rsteriously disappeared, and all ef
forts to find a trace of it proved fruit
less. One day, about 14 months after th
bicycle had been presumably stolen,
a fisherman, who was angling out
in the middle of St. George's harbor for
floating fish, hooked a large one, which
instantly plunged into the depths of
the harbor in a vain endeavor to escape.
The angler played with him for awhile,
and then, feeling the line tighten in
his hand and the strain lxennie steady,
liegan to haul up. He soon realized that
he had at the end of his line one of the
heaviest catches which he had ever
made, and (what he could not under
stand about it) that, it was apparently
almost a dead weight. He hauled away,
however, until there appeared aliove
the water not. only the fish that he had
hooked, but a bicycle, round th;
handles of which the fish, in its efTorra
to escape, had wound the line a nnuibc.
When the astonished fisherman had
sufficiently recovered from his amaze
ment, at his curious catch he took the
bic3"cle ashore. There it was soon identi
fied as the one which had so inexplica
bly disappeared. Strange to say. the
machine, in spite of the fact that it had
lveen at the liottom of the harlior for
14 months, was but little damaged, and
was easily- put in running order again.
For some time no clew .is to how it
found its way to its watery hiding
place could lie discovered. Eventually,
however, several circumstances came
to light that pointed to a man with
whom the bicycle rider had once had
trouble. At one time whenever he rol
past this man's place the dogs which
were kept there would run out ai d
bark and snap at the rider, causing h 1 11
considerable annoyance and trouble.
4M first he contented himself with sim
ply driving off the brutes as lest he
could, but when he found that they
were set upon him by their master, he
took prompt measures to have the man
arrested, brought into court and fined.
From variotjs circumstances tht wore
found out regarding the disapearanee
of the bicycle, t.iere seems to lie no
doubt that the owner of the mrly docs
was responsible for it. and that he stole
the machine and sunk it in the harlior
in order to lie revenged on its owner.
CAT IN THE PULPIT.
Pastor Caught It by the Navc-k and the
Cher Took It Away.
An inquisitive black cat strayed into
the Bristol Methodist Episcopal church
on a recent Sunday evening just ben re
the services liegan, says the Pittsbmgh
There were ver3- few people in the
church at the time, but the loud and
pkiintive mewing of the strangei ii
tracted their attention, anil tiny
watched its movements w ith interest.
The animal climbeil up into the choir
loft. pcrcliel upon the railing mid
looked down ujion the congregation.
After a time several memliers of the
choir arrived and the cat scampered
away, finally climbing down one of the
wooden pillars wliiih supiMtrted t lie
choir loft and walked down into the
Several of the congregation endeav
ored to coax the cat into their jk-ws,
but the proud pussy ignored I hem and
with stately dignity climbed up Into
the pulpit and sat on the Bible. When
the ittstor itiine in a moment laler he
found the cat in jiossession of the pul
pit, but the animal took kindly to the
preacher ond began to purr iiiid arch
his back at the lat ter's approach.
The pastor took the ctit by the back
of the neck and handed it down to an
usher, who carried puss out of the
church. "This is a good omrn. breth
ren," said the pastor and then he went
on and preached his sermon.
SALOON IN TWO COUNTRIES.
Ingenious Arrangement for the Thirsty
on the Mexiein Border.
There is an ingenious salo mi keeper
who conducts a place in a little village
on the liorth-r liet.ween this country and
Mexico.siiys the Louisville Commercial.
The village is half in California and
half in l40veir California. There i-re
two bars in his saloon, one on tJie south
and one on Lite north side of a large
room. The dividing line lietween the
two count rie bisects the house, and
one bar is located in Mexico and the
other is located in tlie United States.
The proprietor pays big license to both
countries, but still makes a handsome
liv.og out. of the bibsinetss. He has
sustiended all tlie way across the street
in front, a unique sign. On the I'nitcd
States side it rauls, in letters a foot
high: "Your first ami last chance."
On the other side, in Spanish, it ex
presses the same idea.
The saloon is known by that name
for mill's around, and many an eastern
tourist who hits quenched his thirst
there will rememlver it- it is a. great
resort for "cow punchers" of lioth 11a
lioiiK wlio work in that territory.
Ili-'nce many is the bloody fight tlat
takes, place there, and few are tlie oties
brought to justice w-hose crimes are
"Bulla of Parliamentarian.
Two ratirer good "bulls" are at
tributed to the late Sir (Jeorge Camp
liell. On one occasion he had lieen call
ing attention in the house of commons
to some abuse in Indian administration
anil proceeded to observe that he hac.
further revelations to make concernirg
other scandals, in comparison with
which this one was "a mere flea-bite in
the ocean." Another time, when speak
ing aliout military aff.iirs in India, he
declared th.it "the pale face of the
I'ritish soldier was the lacklone of our
By actual measurement of 50 skele
tons, the right arm and left leg have
been found to he loDger in 23. the left
nrm ami right leg in. six, the limbs on
the right longer than those on the left
in four, and in the remainder the in
equality of the limbs was varied. Only
seven out of seventy skeletons meas
ured, or ten percent., had limbs of equal
81. DO and
A RESULT OF A FLOOD.
II V FANNIE WILLIAMS.
"Hi, Marse John! Dat ar Telto loy'
hunt in our hogs ag'in."
John Hartwell, who was busily ham
mering at some piece of l03-ish carpen
try in his father's workshop, turned a
pair of kindling blue eyes toward the
excited young darkey who rushed in
with the above information.
"Whit's that you say, Tom Pete?"
Tom Pete repeated his statement add
ing the remark that the Pelton loy was
"a-heavin sticks at 'em, an makin 'cm
run like de ok. Nick!"
John put down his hammer and ex
"I'll see if I can't put a stop to this
business, once for all!"
As he spoke, he strode out of the
workshop and started across the corn
field, with such an air of angr3' de
termination that Tom Pete, running
after him, kicked up his heels Jiiid
grinned, in high glee at tlie prospect of
a eolli.-ion which was sure to bring the
Pelton lioy to grief.
John Hartwell ami Tracy Telton weie
foes of long standing, though neither
of them coidd tell exactly how their
feud had first arisen.
The Peltons owned a small plantation
on tlie Sunflower river, and the Hart
wells had come from the north some
years liefore and settled on the next
Trac3' and .Tohn, w ho were nearl3' of
the same age, liecame acquainted and
were peaceable enough for a time,
though they had occasional disagree
ments, like all neighliors 1k-s.
But some difficulty more serious than
usual had h-d to ill-feeling lietween
them, which had broken out at last ir to
0ien warfare; so they- were now de
clared ami downright enemies. It was a
pity, for they- were both fine loys, each
in his way.
John was a stout young at hlete, quick
tempersjl, quick-witted and merry, al
ways ready for work or play, and
throwing himself into lioth with equal
energy; while Tracy was of a quieter
ilisposition and did not get angry or
enthusiastic in a moment, but was slow
to alter his opinions after they were
"Obstinate as a mule!" John said, not
stopping to4hiuk t hat Tracy's afTect ion
was even more deep and lasting than his
wrath; that he could lie a very con
stant frientl as well as an olw-tinate
John was in an exceedingly lielligcr
ent frame of mind when he reached the
edge of the field which lorderrd on the
Pelton place, and lieheld his father's
fine drove of hogs rushing jM-ll-m 11
through the eoru-st ubble, pursue by
a slender, dark-eyed loy. who was vigor
ously' julting them with slicks, clods
of earth, or whatever he could lay his
"You stop that. Tracy Pelton!" shout
ed .Tohn. peremptorily.
"Mind your own business and keep
your hogs at home!" retorted Tracy, as
he bombarded the hogs with a lively
shower of cornstalks.
"I should think this was my business,
and I'll attend to it in earnest if you
dout look out!" cried John, bristling
with wrath and resolution. "If 3-011 hit
one of those hogs again I'll hit 3-011!" '
Accepting this as a challenge, Tracj
promptly threw a short stick, which
took the largest of the hogs liehind the
ear and sent the whole drove scorning
tumultnoHsIy toward their owner's
John snatched upthe stick and hurled
I it. lKiek at Tracy, striking him on th
shoulder with force enough to make
him very angr3. if it did not hurt him
He flew at John with doubled fists,
and John, nothing loath, received him
in the. same manner.
The result w.ns that Trac3" got
whipped, as usual; for the t wo Ivoys had
had several. Ixittles already, and, t hough
Tracy' invarialy came out second liest,
he never shrank from a fresh encounter
with his stronger foe. .
As for John, though he returned
home afler the battle flushed with tri
umph and greatly admired by Tom
Pete, yet he was perfectly aware that
his victory had not settled anything.
It was quite certain that Tracy was
still determined to chase the hogs and
otherwise annoy his enemy whenever
he got a chance.
However, during the days that fol
lowed neither of the loys had an3' time
to waste in fruitless hostilities. They
were sufficiently occupied with the busi
ness which was now demanding every
body's attention that of saving their
persons and property from destruction
by the waters of the river, which, after
rising rapidly for Hint-days, had over
flowed its lKinks and was fast inundat
ing the whole region.
Water from other streams Hured in
to swell the torrent, cattle were
drowned and buildings were swept
aw-ay. And still the flood rose higher
day by day.
People were ohliued to move into the
upper stories of their houses; then, as
the water crept up higher, to take
refuge on the roofs; and. at. last, they
were forced to flee for their lives to the
high ground, at a distance of many
Mr. nartwell had built a sort of flat
boat, or scow, as he called it, which
proved extremely useful to himself and
his neighbors in this perilous time.
It was constantly in use, i-onveying
people to the hills, picking up valuable
floating property and taking olT the
sheep and cattle which were huddled
in crowds wherever some bit of high
ground formed a tiny island in the very
midst of the flood.
One day, when Mr. Hartwell had
taken off a number of cattle, as many
as the scow could safely carry, he start
ed with another man to paddle them to
a place of safety, leaving John and Tom
Pete on the housetop, which was still
out of water.
He intended to-come Kick for another
load of sfocl-. and s-. the wow was so
heavily loaded, the boys volunteered to
remain liehind and wait for his return.
In the meantime, thry amused them
selves by fishing for drif twood and stieh
floating property as the waters brought
within their reach.
There was a strong current setting
past the house, and anything which
happened to drift into this eddy was
borne along so swiftly that a qui-.'k
hand, was required to capture it; but
postage per ear In advance
the IM13-S had a long rope and a pole with
a hook at one end. ami by means of
tlxtse implements they hauled in quite
a collection of miscellaneous articles.
"Hi! look dar!" cried Tom Pete, sud
denly". "Dar's de Pelton lioy's doghoii:e
a-eomin down de stream. Is 3-ou gwine
to ketch dat ?"
"No; let it go." said John, with a
scowl. "I'm not going to save his old
doghouse, for him yes, I will, too!"
And impulsive John reached out his
pole and d r-w in a gaily-painted kennel,
which lie had at once recognized as the
habitation of Tracy's favorite hound.
It wes a cumliersome article to man
age, but the two 1103s contrived to get
it on the housetop by dint of stout t ug
ging. 4s John straightened up after
the lift, he remarked, with an apolo
"It cost Mr. Pelton three dollars to c-t
the old thing painted, and I haven't got
an3"thing against him!"
At this moment Tom Pete gave utter
ance to another excited "Hi!"
"Iar's a hull raft ol st-uff a-eomin
down Tin Pel ton's place," he said.
"Snmfin's done busted olier dar!"
"Must lie their ginhouse; father said
he wasafraid it wouldn't stand," replied
John, gazing regretf ulU- at the mass of
lioardei and timbers which came swiftly
down the current. "I hojie all that lum
Ikt won't come bumping against, this
house." he added, with a look of ap
"If we do, we'll bust uj, too. fo sho."
said Tom Pete, sagely: "It ain't a-gwine
to hit us, dough it's gwine to pieces."
In fact, the mass of tiniliers liegan to
fall apart and drift away separately.
and .Tohn got ready- with his mle to pull
in the lioards as they were sweeping
past. All at once, with a great start,
"Tom Pete, there's someliody hanging
on to that luiard out3-onder!"
"It's dat ar Pelton loy!" cried Tom
Pete. "He'll git drowivred. sho!"
Before Tom Pete spoke. John had be
come aware that it was Tracy" Pelton
who clung to that drifting board, and
his whole generous heart went out to
his helpless foe in a moment.
"Tom Pete, you hold onto the rope,"
he said, hastily twisting a coil of it
around his arm as he spoke. "We can't
reach him with the pole, and he don't
know how to swim, 111 have to go
"Is you gwine to drown'd yo'self fo
dat kin ob a feller?" Tom Pete de
manded, with strong disapproval.
"Of course not. I'm going to save
"He ain't wuff savin'," declared Tom
"What are you talking aliout." said
Tohn. with flashinc eyes. "He's the
pluckiest fellow to fightth.it I ever saw.
Do you suppose I'm going to let him
drowu lvecause he doesn't happen to lie
the best friend I've got ? What do you
take me for, anyhow?"
"Do.V take 3-ou fo nuffin'!" said Tom
Pete, with a scared look, and hastening
to clutch tlie rope, as John impetuously
added: "Hang on to that rope now, and help
me haul him in. If he gets away I'll
pitch you after him."
And .Tohn. with a shout of encourage
ment to his imperiled foe. flnrg himself
into the water, and struck out toTracv s
aid. He was a sturdy swimmer, and in
a few moments he came alongside of t he
board to which Tracy was clinging, and
fastened his rope to it
Tom Pete began to ha id in the rope
with great, zeal, while John, puttingone
arm under Tracy's shoulder, and swim
ming with t he ot her, aide in propelling
him to the housetop, where they quick
ly drew siim up. wet. weak and shiver
ing, but by no meatus devoid of the
courage anil "pluck" which John so
"John Hartwell. you're a good fellow."
said he, clasping John's hand, with a.
look that sxke more th.in his words.
"I thought I was gone when the gin
house went, and I can tell you I was
glad wlien you called out to me. You
have saved my- life, and I shan't for
"How came you on the ginhouse? I
thought your folks haul all goneto.he
hills." asked John.
"Father and I came down to feed the
stock over on the high knoll." answered
Tracy. "I thought I should be safw
enough on the ginhouse. while he went
over there with a lioatload of corn and
hay-. But it gave way. ami went over
like a pile of chi'as. This current was
too much for it. It- will cost father a
pretty penny to build a new ginhouse,"
he added, ruefully.
When Mr. Hartwell came liack to get.
the lioys, he. was very much surprised
to find Tracy Pelton in their conqiany;
and when Mr. Pelton discoven-d what
lwul ha pjncd, he was too grateful for
tlie rescue of hisison to complain aliout
the his of his ginhouse.
When the waters had finally subsided.
fo that people could return to their
homes, tlie two planters, like all their
neighliors, found themselves mui-h
poorer for hst stock and injured prop
erty; t he flood had one good result for
John and Tracy it had made them
friends. Golden Days.
This Happened in Kogland.
The church, in tne person of the wife
of the bishop of Winchester, has taken
to cycling, says the lady's Pictorial.
I lev. E. lliisluiiid. by the way. the well
known vicar of St. Michael's. Folkstone.
preached a special sermon to cyclists
recently, in which he not only followed
some of the old divines by seeing no
harm in taking a punning text "They
toil not, iiither do they spin!" but
further remarked he firmly lieiieved
that. h.id velocipedes 1m en in existence
in ancient days, the sacred writings
would have contained approv ing refer
en-es to them. It may interest the ex
cellent vicar to know that in a country
church of w hich I have heard a cyclis
figures in a stained glass w indow.
Matchmaking In giredefa.
Sweden has the oldest and largest
match factory in the world. Matches
were made tin re long liefore the old.
roughly tnmniee" splinter of wool
tipped with sulphur was discarded with
the tinder loxcs for which they were
used. In 23 years the export trade of
Sweden in modern mitches increased
to I.OOO.OOO boxes a year. Some of the
machinesformaking the matches w hich
we use in these da3"s make ?oo revolu
tions a minute each r.nd turn out alout
2.5Hl,rH0 boxes annually. Altogether
there arc in Europe aliout .iO,Ouo fac
' tories. and they yearly produce matches
valued at $r.o.-bioiH).
1 men, s montha. ......... yi
i !? "bi1" i.v.v:;.r
Idcom, months i.
X column. monliis m-m
k column, l , " -
1 column, f morjU.l ...... .. . a a
1 column, l year U....IT I-.s
BnjlDMa ttjt-na Sr.. - ia. - 44
abMqaont lzueruons. Be. par li.
trmy and similar Notloea ia
telntioiia or proeM41nire aay sa Lima
tlon or ioctety and comnanlesUosj dMlnWu
call attention to any matter of United or ladt
idoal intercut must b. paid tor ai bdnrtlaaiaate.
Book and Job rTlctln-s of nil klndf wttlt aava
e-Mtoasiy execated at th. lo-raat Brtoaa. am
dontyoa lorg.t It.
STRANGEST OF FISHES.
A Mario Wonder at the Coliabla Uat
veralty. There is an animal at Columbia uni
versity which hat neither ears, eyes,
lie ad nor heart.
The abnence of the head and heart lay
naturally the odd feature of tins Strang
creat ure, w hich biologists call a lance
leU One. of t hem now being experi
mented on in Columbia university" a
biological lnliorntory. sys the Sam
Although this wonder look, a good
deal like a fish, it is really an animal,
for there is just ao much differe-tic. be
tween the laneelet and a salmon, for
instance, as there is between a man and,
an ordinary bird.
Epicureans with a sweet tooth for
fish will hail w ith delight the prospect
of having all the lakes and rivers of Lb
country stocked with the laneelet, for
in their entire body there is not a bone.
True, there is a kind of backbone run
ning tlie Icnpth of the liody, but aa this
lione is not- a bone at all. but only s
strip of what ordinary mortal would
call frristle. no trouble with fishbone
tan follow from the attempt to eat the
animal wheo a man u in t hurry to
catch an "L" express.
Still another advantage ex into to a
man who wants to eat the laneelet in
j'nTv. This advantage is, perhaa&, "one
lietter" than the absence of boneav
Every man's eyes perform the function
of an X-ray machine in good working
order, for the laneelet is absolutely
transparent in every section of ita ex
A. rnderground Trad, ta Them tat Hptta
ot tergal Interdictions
Some days ago a well-known dealer
in antiquities offered for sale to Lha
I xi in re museum in Paris a splendid col
lection of ancient vases from Italy or
Greek or Italian workmanship, say. t ho
London News. The museum wan una
ble to pay the price, asked 20.000
and declined the bargain. The Italian,
minister of education, having learned of
this, has taken proceedings under the
Pacca law against Hig. di Prisco, the
ow ner of these antiquities. The latter is
a large land owner at I Iosco Keale. He
secretly made excavations on his estate
and found ?S silver vases of remote an
tiquity. Notwithstanding the Italian law pro
hibiting owners of antiquities from
sending them out of the country with
out leave, or. rather, on account of this
law. which prevenLs oil works of art
from commanding anything like their
natural price in the imfioverished coun
try. Sig. di Prisco smuggled his find out
of Italy and offered it to a Paris dealer
for .VHHi. Continuing meanwhile hi.
search, he found other silver vas,
which duly join! their fellows in Paris,
and the whole lot was offered to the
Louvre. The Italian minister of educa
tion throws interesting light on the
facilities which undertmid officials. are
supposed to afford illicit e jairters of
antiquities. He issues a notification
that, should any officials be found to
have connived at this latest evasion of
the Paoca law, they will be criminally
PHRYGIAN CAP AND THE KNOUT.
Taken by franc t. Ka. Oat
The French republic, thanks to the
new alliance lietween the Phrygian cap
and the knout, hatdone its beat to make
its soil insecure for these who fled from
the tyranny" of cmrikim, says the North
American Iteview. Among Russiati x
iles living at Zurich, Geneva and Lau
sanne spies have latterly lieen intro
duced, even in the guise of alleged latJy
students of the same nationality. In
England ulone proscrilied Russians are
free, and in England, partly in conse
quence of their contact with the quiet
opei at ion of parliamentary institutions.
Iartly on account of a change of feel
ing among the cultuf ed classes of their
own country, men like Stepniak, the i.u
thor of "Underground Russia" and
kindred works, who once had a hand in
the fierce active fight against autocraey
by all available menus of irregular war
fare, have gradually ceased to be con
nected with the organization of so
called terroristic attempts. Their Ijoot
don monthly organ. Free Russia, khows
how much the3" have moderated their
If the young emperor would only eon
sent to the introduction of some knd
of representative assembly, ten as ell
Euro;iean nations have, and as even the
sultan hod adopted shortly before
Turkey was lieaU-n dow n by the armies
of Alexander II., the reigning crar
would rally around him many who are
at present his adversaries in what is be
lie i-d to lie the cunip of the most ex
X Kays for Fye Tronble.
One of the. ncntewt uses to which tha
Roentgen jihotography has been ap-pli-ed
is the detection of gists splinter
and other foreign bodies in t-heey e The
difficulty of pliotographiug the eiye iat
very great, lieeause it ie practically ia
clowd in a bony case and cannot bo
got. o.t Dr. H. Iewkowitwh baa, how
ever, invented a contrivance which en
ables this operation to be stKcriaJully
nerformd. The plate is i made, that
it ran lie insert.-! (urader anaesthetics,
of course) into the orbital cavity be
tween the os laohrymale and the eye
lwll. and in this way a photograph, cam
lie taken w hich show s the rraitiou of
objects quite lieyond the reavcb of the
ophthalmoscope. In fact, Ilelmholtx
wonderful instrument is oselena. except
wheie- the foreign body ia locataxl ira
transparent tissue, and is free frora
extravaMntion of blood, conditions
which k not apply to the. Roentgen
photograjih at all. Pall Mall GareUe.
Some years ago a rich man waa sen
tenced in England for some crime to a
term of penal servitude. So enamored
did he lieeome with prison life and with
his surroundings during the period of
his incarceration, that, since his re
lease, be has built for himself a
miniature prison, with cells, exercis
ground and tread milL Upon the lat
ter, it is said, he daily works just as ha
did w hile he was under his sentence.
Since the 1 ginning of this century
the use of the Italia langiiae has
greatly mcreaed: in 1S01 it was spoken
by 13.070.OOO peo,4je. and ln 18rfUwaa
tlsed by 33,400,000.
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