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increase in our business. True, we are offering great val? ues, which, with right treatment, may account for it- A case in point i8 our line 01 Men's Suits and Overcoats $G.50 Will buy an up-to-date fall Overcoat. $7.50 Will buy an all woo! Covert Cloth Overcoat. $9 00 Will buy an all wool, double twist Overcoat, French faced. Skeeiners satin sleeve lining; would be cheap at $12.r>0. $5.00 Will buy an all wool Cheviot Suit. Children's Vestee Suits, very hand? somely trimmed, at $l.9S and upwards. Will buy an all wool Harris Cassi mere in gray, drab and Ilairine stripes. $9.90 Will buv an all wool worsted effect, well worth tll'.UO. 310-80 Will buy our guaranteed imported black clav suit. uAiich is usually sold for $12.50. Our stock of Children's Clothing is compline. Knee pant? from 25c up. We also have a nobb> line of ho; and children's rc_-fers. Reliable Clothing House. :27l-4- Washington /\\ye-nue. Real Instate Investments In Our Hands for Sale : Lot on Twenty-fourth street, near Washington avenue. $1,500. Lot on Thirty-third street, near Washington avenue. $1,500. House and Lot renting for $64 per month. $3,000. House and Lot on Twenty-sixth street, near Washington avenue, $2. 050. Lot on Lafayette avenue, near Twen? ty-eighth street. $1,600. Brick Block of eisrht buildings, rent? ing for $114 per month. Price $11,000. Several very desirable Washington avenue properties cheap. Irwin Tucker ft Co., REAL rSTfVTE, RENTAL flNO INSUR - flf-GE flG&NTS. WasHinntoirflve- & 28tH St Solid CLomFopl 1^ enjoyed when your home is heated by one of our stoves. They don't need constant attention, as the use of coal in them is more economical than in any other stove manufactured, and the bright, cheerful tire that glows from one is pleasant ami cheery. We are selling them at low prices. Rirhtf r & Brittingham. 21(5 28th Street. As Winter Is close at hand, now is the time to look over your la.st winter's suit and overcoat: have It thoroughly cleaned, dyed and repaired by compe? tent workmen and made to look like new. I have been in the business for several years and am prepared to do all kinds of repairing, and at reasonable rates. Give me a trial and satisfy yourself W FRIEDBERG PHONE 219. 221 27th street. Wilmink's "Id ftand. Good Slioe Making Good styles, a big variety and rices to suit the masses, make Mugler's shoes a popular shoe for men, women and children. We strive to satisfy our patrons. We appreciate every cent spent with us. Try us once and see how well we "*"*' treat you. Good quati y and low prices make our store a popular resort for Men's Furnishings, Hats. etc. We make a specialty of Neckwear and Underwear. MoglerShOe&mUCo., Strict attention paid to mall orders. 2704 Washington Avenue. NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA. Notice To Whom It May Concern: This is to notify you that we, Hoff? man Bros., heretofore conducting a mart liquor saloon at the corner of Thirty fourth street and Lafayette avenue, will make application to the Corpora? tion Court at the November term for an Ordinary license for our hotel at the corner of Thirty-fourth street and Lafayette avenue. Respectfully, rot 1ft ? -?o"" -- ? v - Oft. LRICHMOND, ? BOOT AND SHOE MAKER. REPAIR WOHK A SPECIALTY. . . 2809 ^a-'hlngton avenue. he. t FRENCH REStEDY Never Faifs? ENDORSED THOUSANDS Of ladies as a periodical regulator without an equal, ?mccessful vfhen Cottun Root, Pcnnyroya*. Frsot, etc , naveproven .voithUms. its t*.va-ccnt stamps brings iria. pat Kane, ard convinces tin: most skeptical of '.heir v.on dcrtul properties. Send -\ cents in stamp-* i<>r pnttipluct CiHitav.Mrc; valti^.blc infonn.it km for ladies- AO?'?ss LsCt-AiR Pim. Co., V S. Agents, Boston. Ma?j N. Ail correspondence confid.-ntiil and returned r-itr crial oaclrafTe For iai N<*vn?rt New? ?y W. q. B?rge?- <T s~j.3MSHI mm ^5 M 5" gestand e_;cu ? ' ' ? ?. F. ..;:.?>, ,.,! ?Iber f,-U I : .-mt Li-.cn !, C:,: r.-.u ?.. . Tablets. Tliss ??"??turtW tboasoir.wo!..! ? c.uoy.s!._We apoe ooeh ciw'o " ret m.'.l ihn iVr-:r.-.',; ri'cuSO U L S.nr,? ;>::cu!i::('; i'full tT.o-:n for C2.D0. P7 ""?AJAX REMEDY CO., HgffSSJf. Far sale In Newport News, Va.. by A. B. O. KLOR. Druckst irr 1? " Nectar for the Gods Never refreshed and strengtheC like, our pure Bourbon Whiskey. For an aid to digestion, preventive of colds, cure for chills and specific for grip it r? unrivalled. Rbward of Five Dolars if any one finds water in the raw oys? ters that you buy from the Hotel Ivy. other than the natural liquor. We sell oysters in any quantity at the rate o' twenty-five (25) and thirty (30) cent per quart. Medium, per gallon. SOc select, per gallon $1.00; in shell pet bushel 50 to GOc. Our oyster house at the corner at 27th street and Lafayette avenue is open to the inspection of the public. Call Hotel Ivy. old and new 'phone. Orders delivered In 15 minj Utes. I cater for the household trade especially. M. JOO. Manager. Patronize Home Industry Having doubled our force we are now the celebrated EL MARCO CIGARS Factory. No. "5.402 Washington ave nue, over old Armory. jyl9-6n NEWPORT NEWS CIGAP CO.. ?p r> tjot "' : FOR SALE^ The Board of School Trustees, Newport News. Va.. Oct. 24, 1S98. Sealed bids will be received by the tin dersigned until 12 o'clock M. Novembet 24th, 1S9S. for the purchase of the public school property herein mentioned antl described. Bidders will state their own terms. The board reserves the right U reject any and all bids. T-ro lots. Nos 11 and 12, block 181, and houses thereon known as the 2Sth street white public school. Two lots. 51 antl 52. block 13 and houses thereon, known as the Rock etts Colored Public School. Two lots Nos. 15 and 10, block ISC, map made b\ C. M. ISraxton, civil engineer, ant houses on said l?ts, known as the Lake ville White Public School. JNO. SHELDON JONES. Clerk of Board. 129 Twenty-seventh street. ' oc25-lm. Silnian Milling Go MB^CharlfAton, W. Va. ^ Manufacturers of and Wholesale Deal, ers in High Grade Flour and Mea ; All Kinds of Feed and Hay Full* 'RoSlfr MM* "F. F. V." FLOUR OUR LEADER. Dally capacity 200 barrels. Grain and Hay delivered to all points a specialty. HYMN OF THE FLAO. North! South! East and West! Rise and Join yourhar.ds. Native born, and blethers draws l-'rom many fatherlands. Rise! Ye nation of the morn. Land where liberty was born; Ye who fear no ruler's nod. Ye who only kneel to God. .Rise! Salute the tlu?! Stars upon Its azure throne. Stars for states that stride along? Stars of hope that make men strong. Blood red bars for battles done. Snow white bars for peace well won. North! South! Easl ar.J Weit! Bring your tilbtitc then. Treasure give and grain enoiiRh To feed earth's starving men. Ye who tent on disiant shores. Ye whose deals the ocean roars. Ye who toil In mine and field. Y'e who pluck the cotton's yield? Rise! Salute the IIa?;! North! South! East and West! Rise and Join your hands. Native born, ar.d brothers drawn From many fatherlands. One ye stand In common eause. One to break oppression's laws. One to open freedom's luites. One! Ye re-United States Rise! Salute the Hay: Stars upon Its azure t (irons. Stars- l'cr states that stride along? Stars of hope thai make men etrong. Blood red bars for battles dor.c. Snow white bars for per.ee well w on. ?Mabel Osgood Wright. In N. Y. Inde? pendent. 1 THAT LITTLE AFFAIR 1 ? - ir. S By A. J. Johnson. >i ?L * IT WAS the winter before Will and 1 were married that Richard Deering became engaged to Miss llhoades. Will und Richard hud been almost inseper able from childhood, and the latter was an old friend of mine also. We did not know .Miss Rhoades, but Richard assured ns we could not fail to like her. und Will said his opinion was to be considered, for, of course, it was quite impartial. To tell the truth, on meeting Miss Rhoades we did not share Richard's en? thusiasm. She had a reserved manner, and was not particularly pleasing in any way. And she did not scein suffi? ciently in love with Richard to suit me. Indeed, 1 went so tar ns to say that I did not believe she cared for him at all. I h:nl lo admit that she was tine lookir.g. though not handsome, and she was older than Richard. He con? fided to Will that lie was past the age to be attracted si in ply by a pretty face, and he had no fancy for jjirls in their teens. Richard wasL'S. Our worst fears wore soon realized. One night my betrothed did not come to see me, which surprised nur much, for it, was important 1 should consult with him about the new house. The next morning 1 received a tele gram from Will. "Could not come last night. Richard in trouble. Engagement broken." It was two or three days before I saw Will, and then he came in at noon forn hurried call. He looked worn and liar rassed, but patiently replied to the countless questions I asked in regard to Richard's affair. It seemed that Miss Rhoades had been mistaken in the nature of her regard for him as she _exj>rj?ssed it.. Jn,.^^V3^LV^"e'lfu?-T not really cared for him, hut tried to do so, urged by her family, and tempt? ed by his wealth. Will thought there was another lover in the background, but Richard did nut suspect it. The poor fellow was a complete wreck, and for the next few days Will was con stantly with his distracted friend, and had no lime to give to me. When he did come, it was to say that he had prevailed upon Richard to go a way for awhile, the latter consenting on condi? tion that Will would accompany him. My lover could ill afford to leave at this lime, and his absence would be most trying to me.as I wanted his ad? vice concerning the house. However, neither of us felt that we could urge any claims of our own in the face of Richard's dire need, so we reluctantly bade each other yood-by. The trip benefited the heart-broken lover, and on his return he consented to take up his residence at' home, and after a time resumed his customary visits to our bouse, though he scarcely spoke, and looked the picture of despair. It wtss u little wearing on Will and me, for out of courtesy to poor Richard we did not like to speak of the wedding or any of the arrangements when he was pres? ent, r.nd as our minds were naturally occupied with the topic in question, our conversation was sometimes rather forced. We had expected him to act as best man at our wedding, but it seemed more than doubtful t hat he would feel equal to the position in his present state of mind. We were anxious to know how he feit about the matter, and at last Will touched upon the sub? ject. "It is evident thai you know nothing of my feelings," said Richard, in an injured tone. "I shall probably never attend a wedding again as long ns 1 live. It would be torture, agony, sim? ply unbearable. I would do a great deal for you, but don't ask nie anything so utterly impossible." Will humbly apologized, and has? tened to ask his cousin to net as best man; he accepted with alacrity. Will's sister Dorothy, a girl of IS. was to be my maid of honor. She had been abroad for the last three years, finishing her education. When she went away she was a school girl, and not realizing the change that a year or two can make at her age. we were surprised to receive n photograph show? ing her to be a pretty and preposses? sing young lady, willi quite the air. as we imagined from her pose, of a society woman. * It was two or throe weeks: after Will's conversation with ltichard in regard to the matter of best man that one even? ing our afflicted friend seemed a lit tie less morose than usual: be picked ur Dorothy's picture, which was lying on the table. "What a pretty girl!" he exclaimed. "Who is she?" "You ought to know her," replied Will. "You and she were fast friends ?nee. She's no other than my sister Dorothy." "That handsome girl my little friend Dorothy! Why, I thought of her as still a child. By Jove, but she's a beauty I" said Richard, with more ani? mation than he had displayed since his engagement was broken. It was a relief to Bee him something like his.old self, if only for a moment; hut. he. aurorised us bv conversing ouita cheerfully the rest of the evening. A few days later Will nppenred in a most excited state of mind. Richard was at the house at the time, but Will did not notice him, as he rushed iu ex? claiming: "Such iil luck. Cousin Hurry is down with the mumps. Did you ever hear of anything so ridiculous, and the wed? ding: next week!" "What is to be done?" I asked, blankly. "That is more than I know," re? plied Will. "I dashed over to see Syl? vester, but he's off to Florida next week. And then I asked Tom Flan? ders. He thanked me politely for my courtesy, and said he hardly cared to act as a stop-gap. Agreeable chap. Tont, but that was always Ins way? must be first or nowhere, t think I will telegraph my cousin Herbert, in Philadelphia. T never fancied him much, but I must have some one, I suppose." At this juncture Richard, who had been looking at Dorothy's picture, spoke rather hesitatingly: "Well, old fellow, since you are in such a tight [dace. I'll help you out. 1 will act as best mau." I Will stared in amazement at this un? expected offer, but slapped Uichard heartily on the back. "Will you, really, though? You're an old brick!" 1 wonder why men always use the word "old" as a term of endearment with each other? I suppose it is a sub- I stilute for "dear" or "darling." and all the tender terms of a woman's vo- i cabulary. Richard seemed embarrassed at | Will's gratitude, and udded.soinewh.a1 apologetically: "If I can accommodate a friend, f want to. That's about the only thing iu the way of pleasure I can ever hope to have." Dorothy arrived a day or two before the wedding. We found her even more charming than her picture, und we were delighted with her. I was almost too busy to breathe in these last few days, but everything "1 W1L.I. ACT AS BUST MAN." was over at last. The rehearsal passed off satisfactorily, and so, my friends assured me. did the wedding. I am not authority on that subject, but at any rate everything wen according I to programme. Then Will arid I start? ed away for a six weeks' trip. After traveling about font fortnight, we settled down in a spot which was most restful and delightful. There was nothing in the way of excitement, but we thoroughly enjoyed the primitive anil idyllic life of the little town. Toward the close of our month there, however, wc were glad to receive let ' ters from our home friends. Wc had not encouraged them to write us earlier in our stay, and wc had heard ulmost nothing from home. We wer? not getting dull, of course, but when I said one day that 1 should ! like a long, newsy letter from one of the girls. Will echoed mv wish heart That afternoon came a letter, not from one of the girls, and not lonu". but j decidedly "newsy." so much so that it fairly took away my breath. It ran as follows: "Dear Will: Congratulate me! I am the happiest man alive. Your sifter Dciothy. the dearest girl in the world, lias promised to marry me. "No time to write more now. Your friend and brother-to-be. "RICHARD DEERING." "P. S. Perhaps it would he Just as well not to mention that little affair of hist win? ter to Dorothy. She might not understand it. In fact, I don't understand It myself now. R." "And he calls it 'that little affair." after all the sleep 1 lost for the rascal. 'That little ail'air.' indeed!"?Waverly Magazine. Nuflvely Said. One of the great churchmen who snt in convention brought his daughter I here with him. a guileless, unworldly girl, who is unused to the wnys of cities. She dined out with some friends one evening, and when a glass of cham? pagne was poured for her she drank it. She was not used to drinking wine of any kind, and her hostess, knowing this, presently said: "I hope the wine won't affect you." The girl smiled hap? pily. "Oh," said she, "I am conscious of a feeling due to the wine, but?but. I flon't find it at nil nnnoylng."?Wnsh Inirtnn TV.o* "Why don't you have a woman's pnge in your paper?" asked the visitor from "town." "We have," said the editor of the Jazeville Gazette. "I always use the same pnge for the births, deaths, mar? riages and divorce suits."?Cincinnati Enquirer. A Draw. Tommie?Hullo, Jimmie. what kep' you ? Jimmie?Me and the ol' man had an arg'ment. He wanted ir,e to haul some wood into the back yard. Tommie?How did it end? Jimmie?In a draw?I drawee it In. ?N. Y. Truth. No Occauioa for Worry, "I must warn you, dearest," he said, "that after we are married you will rery likely find me inclined to be ar? bitrary and dictatorial in my maniner. "Xo matter," she replied, cheerfully. "I won't pay the slightest attention to what you s-ay."?Chicago Post. Did Not Belong; There. While Willie was sleeping his mother had curled his hair for the first time. As soon as he became awake she lifted him up before the looking glass. "Oh, mamma!" exclaimed the little fellow quickly, "let me get down and ?halu aiT tha fchavixur?.'V-r-J udt'e. FRENCH MONARCHY. WmlioMi ,,r the Orleani Family Who Are (be Principal Clulm v ?(? Iu It. The chief source of English ception respecting French a If airs is the delusion Unit the restoration of the monarchy is possible. This ought to be | dispelled by the practical knowledge J of the character of the pretenders, says ! the New York Tribune. The duke of I Orleans, when not in Kr?ssels, lives in | England, lie is not n recluse, but i? j constantly seen in social life anil never | has impressed anyone as having: the resources of character requisite for re? gaining the crown. lie is a bright eyed, rosy-faced, callow youth.amiable and harmless. Everyone who has met him smiles at the idea of his ever mak? ing a serious attempt to overthrow the republic; his functions arc exhausted in putting his signature to manifestoes at a safe distance. A well-informed so? cial leader in London sums up the mat? ter thus: "The women in the Orleans family have all the brains and talents; the men have no force, and arc of no sic? co u nt." Prince Victor Napoleon lives in Kr?s? sels and is equally incapable of rising above the level of small-beer intrigue. The only prince now in sight who is qualified by soldierly qualities and reckless courage for a campaign against the republican order is Iiis brother. Prince Louis Napoleon, who is popular with the officers of the Russian army. 11c lacks training in public af? fairs, and is suspected of being a swag? gering braggart. The republic is high? ly favored in having n<. really formid? able royalist or imperialist conspirator against it. A FLOATING SNAIL. An Interentlnir I.lute Creature Thai Sufely Salix While Great Sliln? Sink. There is ti small snail whicl is so fund of the sea that it never comes tu laud, and it builds such a capital boat for itself and its eggs that while huge ships are sinking and steamers are un? able to face the storm u tosses about in perfect safety, says the Philadelphia Press. The little snail is of a violet coloi and is therefore called Iantliinn. It has a small shell und there projects from the under part of the body a long, tongue-like piece of flesh. This is the raft, and it is built upon most seient ilie principles, for it has compartments in It for air. It is broad anil the air com? partments are underneath, so Unit it cannot capsize. Moreover, the snail knows how t< stow uwtty its cargo, for the oldest eggs and those which hatch the soon est arc placed in the center und tin lightest and newest on the sides of tie raft. The lanthina tills its own air compartments by getting; a globule of air underneath its head the body is then curved downward beneath the taft, and, the head being tilted on one side, the air rushes in and li'.ls the spaces. It feeds on a beautiful little jelly fish, which has a flat, raft-like form with a pretty little -sail upon it. and they congregate in multitudes ''^o^in^tu^e^^^-^^^^^^^^r^i1^ ~ I I. upon the northwestern e\j-._'^C^ nnd when they nre handled the\ give out a \iolet dye. HUMOR OF THE PELICAN. Tbe I'nunlnly Fowl Uleri'lsi'ii II free? ly on IUh Caste Males, the Culls and Storks. Just ns the seal Nellie is the buffoon of-the aquarium, so the pelican plays the part of the clown in the Central park menagerie, says the New York j Sun. The two pelicans dwell in a big wire inclosure with a tank in the mid? dle. The other inmates arc a pair of storks and a few herring- gulls. Un? questionably the pelicans are the bosses of the company. Their specialty is low humor and their victims arc the dig? nified storks and the somewhat vapid ttnd characterless gulls. The storks' unfortunate habit of standing on one leg exposes them to constant insult. Tb.? pelicans' custom is to wait until he finds a stork standing- iu Ins fa? vorite attitude close beside the tank. He then will waddle up quietly behind him and jostle against him, knocking him into the water. This maneuver successfully accomplished, the pelican will ahowsignsof uncontrollable pleas? ure, leaping about. Happing his wings and squawking in triumph. I I In hi* treatment of the gulls, the pelican is simply a brutal bully. When? ever he sees one of the latterubotit to take hold of a piece of bread or some dainty contributed by the spectators, he will rush at him with prodigious noise nnd flapping. The gull invaria? bly takes refuge in the water, aban? doning the morsel, which the pelican devours with every evidence, of satis? faction. Warna of Comiiiur Storm. W. II. Wheeler, who has devoted many years to the study of such matters, says that in the Bay of Biscay frequent? ly during the autumn and winter in calm weather a heavy sea gets up and rolls in on the coast four-and-twenty hours before the gale which causes it arrives, and of which it is the prelude. Lifeboat I*roi>eIIed by Air. The latest lifeboat, which is said to have been upproved by the British ad? miralty, carries three long' cylinders, into which 1.O0O.00O cubic feet of air can be compressed This air will d-ive the'boat 15 miles an hour for six hours. Compound l?y lioyaEly. Frederick the Great composed Ihe "Marche Ren I.** the national anthem of Spain, arnl Pedro I. of Brazil, the ?Tlytnno Constitutional," the nntiona' iir of Portugal. ICiliial nichts. "Women have their rights even in the cars these days." "Yes; and the men make them stand tip for them, too."?Town Topics. Her I'-cur. The Bore?I'm not feeling at all well this evening. The Belle?I hope it's not a lingering illness.?N. Y. Evening Journal. Sorry to Lone II I in. Mrs. Hurtbroque?Our daughter hag tloped with the coachman. Hartbroque?That's too had. He was the best coachman I ever hud.?Judge. sujAttimnu UK all soKii Coal Is dearer In South Africa than in any other part of the old world. It Is cheapest In China. In the barrooms of Klondike, when a man wants a whisky he hands over ; his miner's bap. from which is taken u pinch of gold dust. The oldest sailing craft in the world is the so-called Gokstnd ship, n Viking vessel, discovered In a sepulchral mound on the shores of Christiania fjord. It is a thousand years old. A subterranean lake of hot water has been found near Itoise City, Idaho. It is 140 feet below ilu- en it It's sur? face, and the average temperature is 170 degrees. The largest gold coin in existence is worth about ?)?:i. It is the ingot or "loof" of Annam, and its value is writ ten on the coin with Indian ink. Only one-third of the world's popu? lation use bread as a daily article of food. Fully one-half of the people of the world subsist chiefly on rice. The post office department was temporarily established by act of con? gress September 22, 1T89, and permit- I neiitly May 8, 1794. The principal olli-1 cor whs postmaster-general. The post- j master-general was a subofllcer of the i t rcasury department, and was not con? sidered n cabinet officer until Invited ' Ivy President Jackson to cabinet meet- . fngs in 1S29. A parrot owned by an Arch street physical) gave signs of possessing al? most liuninn intelligence the other night. A party of young folks were on the lawn ami were spending an hour . in guessing riddles. Finally, a young lady asked: ''Why docs a dog turn twice before iic lies down?" Before anybody could answer the parrot : croaked: "One good turn deserves an- j other." WIGS FOR ACTORS. Othello wigs are of black hair, not kinky, but close curled. Komeo should wear a blond, wavy wig of moderate length. A Charles II. is a flow ing wig of nat? ural hair, falling several inches below the shoulder, the hair being dressed In long full curls. The wigs of Louis XI., XIV. and XVI. ? re varying types of the bag wig in natural color or white, while the court wig is shoulder length and of white hair. King- Lear's name is used' to indicate a white wig of sparse growth, while Mephisto gives imune to a wig' pointed in the center of the forehead and clear of the temples. Japanese wigs- arc known as mika? does and Shylock wigs have two little curls over each car; the Roman wig falls to the shoulder and is generally blond, but the Brutus wig is short, erisp, yellow curls. A "Faust" wig is of shoulder length, the blond hair hanging in ringlets, ?while a "Richard III." is of dark brown ? nd falls just below the nape of the neck, curling under itself, the bang being- straight ncross the forehead. The principal female character gives Individuality to wigs, for n Grctchcn wig is the double-braided blond wig worn by stage Marguerites, while ^r,'7^s,iia wears long" unbound hair and >^2-'\sre Antoinette the huge forma: iV^-.i dressing of the period. In ali >\?eW- are nbcut 125 male wigs and .ID A'omen's wigs regularly listed. TOLD OF ROYALTY. Prince Albert of Moscow ;:; having a magnetic observatory built in the Azores. .lust at present two women?Queen Victorin and the empress of China-? rule over one-half the world's popu lu ? ion. It is -.aid that the c/.ar of Itussia is the only European monarch whose life is not well insured in some thoroughly sound and solvent English life insur? ance office. It may be told ns an instance of til* kind and thoughtful nature of the prince of Wales that he lias himself an? swered almost all the letters of in? quiry which have reached hi in con? cerning his illness. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria has a wonderful collection of beetles?the most extensive and complete, perhaps, in the world. He is a skilled entomol? ogist, deeply versed in the habits of ants, bees, moths and the insect world generally. The Austrian emperor is said to have made the followingremark to tlie Hun? garian premier the oilier day: "Do not spare mc in the mat ter of work. Henceforth I desire to work harder than ever, as that is my one source of consolation." DEVIOUS DEFINITIONS. Bunko?One of our many national ga mes. Vanity?The greatest handicap to greti t ness. Shylock?The one that dodges your latchkey about two a. m. Ice?The only thing that Is really what it is cracked up to be. Agnostic?A man who doesn't be? lieve in doctors until he gets sick. Fame?Something that enables a j ma n's credit ors to keep on his trail. Awe?The thing that keeps some meo at ?. respectful distance from la bo!. Congressman?A contributor who gets all the space lie wants in ihr Gongressiona I Record. Optimist?A man who insists upon believing that everybody is comfort? able because lie is. Enthusiasm?Something that often carries people away and leaves tiiem to return in disgust. Diplomat?A person who run sue cessftilly substitute a Im of r.tls'fil In formation for the real facts.?ChiCBjri D ?i!?- e Cut 111m Xante on Morro*s Cannon. While the Yale was anchored of! Morro castle, after the surrender of J Santiago, a sailor by the name of Mc? Lean, to illustrate his pa I riot ism, rowed j ashore, climbed to the top of the grand I old structure, and filed his name good . and deep in the topmost of th? nn ? cieut guns which point out to the sea. lldftfilA'w New Fortified Harbor. Russia is going to turn the harbor of I Li ban, on the Baltic, near Riga, into a fiist-elnss naval station and fortress, i The port will be closed to merchantmen and foreigners, for whom the harbor of Windau is being jltted ?J>, A METRICAL MEDLEY. Au Overatsnt. 1 like to read 'bout heroes, an* I reckon others do: These quiet, unnssumln" chaps that's grit? ty through an' through: I'm deeply interested In the very smallest f act; 1 like to see their plcters an* to know JesT how they net. But there Is one whose name, somehow, X never see In print.. That's why I take tny pen In hand to drcp u little hint 'Mongst all the hero-lltcrature that now* days appears, , I've never seen no pieces yet 'bout He8? kiah Meers. Let every man have all that's comln' tm' him. That's my way. I allus was a stickler fur full measure an* fair play. The men that faced the bullets as they went to meet the foe? Their country knows an" loves 'cm. an' It ought to tell 'em so. Rut, while you place such laurels wher? they worthily belong. Perhaps thero Is a few among tire great un- I noticed throng That ought to have a shout or two, While | passin' 'round tho cheers. I often say "liurrah," I do, fur HezeklAh Mccrs. He'd been a soldier once. He pined tobe the same agin, lie could start In :is n captain. But his youngest boy had been Right sickly. An' his wife wa'n't Htrong. Me 'lowed they couldn't port. I seen the teardrops trickle as he watched the comp'ny start. But he tended to the old place that 'ud sure have gone to rack If a stranger had been trusted with th? work till he came hack. An' It really seems to me that enterprise ta In arrears Unless It Gets some Items In 'bout Hezeklah Meers. ?Philander Johnson, In Washington filar. Dcwey. What word tn you can liraIsc express .| That was ant spoken thrice hefore ' In the Ii,-reo. world-awakening roar : That thuntter'd at Mantiu's door? ! What sons can sing the midnight rush By alien reefs, through tropic seas? | The typhoon slumbering In the breeze, Tho air's, the ocean's mysteries? I 1 And then, the arrow-flight of ships ? 1 Along the vaguely startled dark: The fori ress. looming grim and stark? ! I The Island watchdog's sudden bark! Then, like n fate, your squadron swept ~i I Within the close bay's guarded zone: The trumpets of the guns were blown, i Speaking In deep-voiced battle tonet ; A hell of (Ire?a hell of steel Smote all the shuddering air amain? Smote the doomed ships?and smote again ? And shook tho frightened hills ot Spain! In one red ruin terrible. As sinks u lava-stricken coast, Down went a nation's pride and boast As fades a sun-surprlsod ghostl And. as the smoke was roll'd away. The scales were fallen from the eyes Tha t saw us vain, nor overwlse In boasters' foolish quick repllesl % They saw you turn your bursting shells From off the helpless boat, adrift On every billow's reach nnd lift. That served Montojo's desperate shift! They saw you spare the fallen town That lay beneath your eager guns; They saw you curl) the tribesmen's sons? J Fierce, freedom-loving, restless Huna! And, as a rainbow In the sky Wherein the good of heart may trust, ! They saw you do the things you must, I And, doing, saw the things were Justl ?John J. rome Rooney. In N. T. Times. Shopping:. Bhe_ screamed In te^or^vynjjifyjftjyiriT? li'liM 5?Tatcne3 irom oul her Jeweled fiaSaa And hurled a modest semi-curse Toward the fleeing, bold brigand. And when the copper caught the thief She seized the purse with anxious air. And breathed a sigh of sweet relief To lind her treasures all were thero: A penciled note * Her fellow wrote, A wad of gum, A hairpin (bent), A copper cent, i A buttonhook With broken crook, 1 A safety pin. A curling tin, A powder rag, A sachet bag. These were the treasure.* which she bor* Around with her from store tostoro While on a shopping tour, to see The many pretty things which she ^ Would love to buy If she but had The cash. and. with a smile so glad It almost made the copper sneeze. She thanked him, and with sprightly case, Tripped on to seek nnotherstore Or I wo where she could shop some more. - Denver Post. The Colora. Red? High overhead Sparkles the banner of Mars! Red? ' Under the tread Poppies asleep 'neath the stars! ': Blue? :. ?Steadfast and true Bends the wide arch of the skyl Blue? Tenderest hue? ?Chosen of violets shy. I White Slllnelh the tight. Until the struggle shall cease! White? ?Pure as the light. Blossom the lilies of peace. ?Jennlo Betts Hartswlck. In Colllefe Weekly. Sleep. How strange Is sleep that falls from out the spheres, And. falling, quenches mortal palnl Whence comes It to extinguish burning tears And cool the white-hot brain? Or shaken poppy leaves?whence have ther power To seal and mortise human eyes? How lull they, for one short and charmed hour. All rending, human cries? P.aln down, rain down, from stillest deotie of space, Oh. slumber, potent witchcraft deep Come o'er iired eyes and hearts, the spe?oii less grace Of magic, mystic sleep. ?Mury C. Gates. In N. Y. Observer. A Glimmer Thro' the Gloom. A manly lad of seven years, A maid with curly hair; The little maid stood there In tears; The boy. he could not bear To see tier weeping, so he said: "Here. Maggie, lake 'em?do! They're violets and smell so sweet? I picked 'em nil for you." Just then the dark clouds passed away. Tho sunshine came again: She sMIled and thank.d him?then twe hearts Were lighter for one heart's pain! -^rhll II. Armstrong, In Atlanta Constitu? tion. ?m- ? ~ T PletiHlnK ilia Wife. Jinks?Why do you offer sueh a large reward for the return of that contempt? ible pug dog? I Winks?To please my wife. ! Jinks?But such a reward will be surw to bring him back. j "No, it won't. He's dead."?N. Y. I Weekly. ? ?. ?