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IDAHO CITY, H. à 0. 1. JOKES. PablUkart. Hund Power to Ilemovo Pain. A correspondent write« to us very earn fitly upon the subject of n neglected natu ml force—the power of the hand to remove pain and cure disease. All the ordinary ailment« of humanity, he says, auch «*» heartache, pain tu the back, rheumatism, etc,, can l>e removed by gentle stroking with the tip* of the finger*. He is cou ▼iuced, alao, that a rolmat husband can do mach to bring n delicate wife bark to health by the name met hod. It may )>o ho That It probably why young people, a» ptring to matrimonial relation*, ait about the park« tu couple«, the males rubbing the email of the female's buck with hi« robust arm, trying, no dodbt, to endow her with hie own vitality. And a further reason for inspecting thaï our oorrcMpondetit ha* got hold of a valuable principle la the fact that In the moral apber© au analogous virtue undoubtedly attach«» to the power of the hand. Nurses and nursery governesses are well aware of this. When hi bred sin makes Its appearance In their young charge« they invariably expel the evil tend eucy by the hand Operator* differ conaiderable an to the exact spot for the hypodermic Injection, If 7 bat H to g»n« rally Iwhi».) the left ear or 1 below the spiim! column. A few prefer an : application tnhlway («.tween Ihe.houhtora, : uu or. todeo.1. anywhere that i. bamly. (nit I the principle underlying the treatment called variously a box. a spank and a slap le the same A distinguished supporter of this moral method was once promenading her young charge Mon the beech at a French seaside platvv wheat her attention having been temporarily diverted for half art hour or so by a locfl beau, the young charge took the opportunity to try to drown himself. He w as rescued, however, dripping and fright enod, and wo* receiving tlie enthusiaatic •ympathy of ail ih F euch Uriic* around, when—enter the French nurse, who with out more ado grab»*><! lier dripping young gentleman by the arm and with a "('mue *ere. Master 'Kneryl" spanked him before the «seemt<ied plage. That is the true power of the hand .— Guidon Globe. _________ ! the IDAHO I I In he he ond the was row log As and was log and his I •yes, did but out, •ay tery to ball he in •d, the by he n«rr«l««k In I'srls. Next to his work—end indeed, very often before hi* work the ambition of a student in Parts is to discover a cheaper place in Which to feed well places already discovered. When he has found thi* Arcadia of the appetite his crowning glory in to announce it. One day into the dim studio of my friend Croûte, in the Hue de Misere, little iiil kin« rushed with his face aflame. Glory of glories! right here in Pari* tie kad ferreted out a IjceNtcnk club restau rant at ten «ou« the steak; and as bis month's remittance had just coin« in from the sister nt Lee« I*, who had sent him •cross the channel to iwcome another Landseor on the improved French plan, we must come aud dine sake of good Old England aud her nation •1 dish. What ■ucculency, to iw sure, but it wa« wtdl fU i can ail the other by I« toll lib him for the dinner it wns! The steak locked ! the vored aud fairly tender. It hu« I a sweetish teste, which might corno from its having been fried, but the sour petit blue with Which we washed it down offset this d back. The plane in which we ate it might; have hern cleaner, and the roar of day's end traffic over the stones of Montmartre outside was not exact ly the music of a Iwu ! quet hand. Our company mostly wore blue blouses, except one wretched creature with a visored cap that had the sha|>e of a Ash, who at« apart, and at whom the far from comely waiting woman flung his | dishes like an insult We »t« many a steak together under the sign of The Honest Man even after we dl» covered thut it wtu* th© flesh of an animal that did not ruminate tho cud We once of had a roast of hurst* meat there. And horse •OUp was tho Invariable overture of the dinner At a time when a beefsteak on the Boulevar»! was weighed like so much E ld we got good fare from The Honest an—or from hi* plump relict and repre «entât ive behind the litt le bar covered wit h a sheet of lead. — Alfred Trumble iu New York Epoch »thing ICetie "This," said Colonel Ciawtrap he a gazed upon the pleasant surroundings of his suburban home, "is what wo call a re stricted neighborhood No man can buy a lot here unie** he will agree not to build a boiler factory, a powder mill, nor any other sind of manufacturing establish Oient that might have a tendency to dis turb the quiet of the neighborhood or to mar its rural aspect You can imagine my amazement, therefore, when I found upon my return from a two mouth» 1 absence iu the went that a calliope factory had been start «si here "Nobody ha«i ever thought of specifically prohibiting calliope factories any more than they hud of prohibiting shipbuilding or the manufacture of soup ladies, but here it wan, The building had formerly been s private residence, and it still had that appearance, but the evidence of it* présent une wo* unmistakable. You might put flower* around the crater of a volcano •nd call It a fountain, but that would uol change its real character "When I mentioned the calliope factory to Mrs Ciawtrap she said " 'Why. Horae*! that is where the Bill tops live Whst you heard was the chi I dren playing/ " 'Do you meat) to tell me/ i said, 'that there «re children noUier than oureF "'Of course I do!' she »aid T have ai ways told you so * "I eon ft** that I have at times shown signs of Irritation when my children have beeu utiu'*tially noisy; but now when the uproar is greatest 1 smile and hiii grateful that they are not so noisy as the children • the way/'- New York Sun. In as i , a i Drnllttri In «f*|i«n. You must know Umt n J»pnni*»e tient i*t never umm hii) thing but hl» fiugeni when extmrtit'M » tooth They have tio «urgicnl iaatrunieiit«. Thi» t» bow they are able to work A uuiuiter of hole* nr© bore»| in a plank of wood and peg* I averted in them The plank U laid on the floor, aud th© uov 1 er pull« them out with th© finger nnd thumb of hi* right hand By thi» practice atrength ami dexterity are acquired. Theu an oak log with uak peg* I» tried, and the young mau U kept on thin for a year. The third year I« pul iu by operating on a »lab of marble wntch cout.-iinn number le-* peg* of the hardest wood. After till* he iaqualified to go into btt»lu«na. A thor ough workman will grab a patient with hi« left hand ami yank out five or nix teeth with the right hand without eveu »topping to r©»»t. It Mem» ImpoitHihle, but practice and long training will enable any one to accoaipii»h it.-—Chicago Herald. f'ainful Gallstone». Very amali gall »Um ex may pax* out with the bile and give uo aign. Very large one« never pas* into the duct, but «offietitnaa eau»© inflammation aud ulcération and ea cape through an fb*ee*x. When one of the ai«e. »ay, of a Albert, get# into the duct it obef ruct* the flow of tba Idle, which accumulai«*« behind it, •vreliibg the bladder aud exerting a con •toot presaur© on the atone. A* the »tone la alowiy forced along it produces a dila tion and inflammation of the duct, until a sudden cenaation of the pain announce« that the atone hae dropped into the intes tine; but other atone* may follow, repeat ing tha agonizing procens. — Youth'» Com If 7 ®!*'. no . w ^ vrt * . ,,IB * 1 ov«; : : uu ' " Du " I wacbed both hand« to Is« Her Son's Spirit. There lived in Allegheny Uity at the breaking out of the rebeliiou a widow by ! the name of MooDoweil She had one sou, I John by name, who 11 veil with hi* moth« r I In a two story frame bouse' »u Robins street. The widow and her son were de voted 1 y at tached to each other, and when he came home one night and told her that he had enlisted at one of the recruiting booths ou Federal street she was ineousol aida On the afternoon of April fl, 1888, Mr* Mac Dowell sat in an easy chair at the see ond «tory window of her home. It was the first day she had felt strong enough to leave her bed It waa warm and the sun was shining brightly A* ««he sat alone With her wan cheek renting against th6 pillows, she heard a heavy stepson th« nar row stairway She described the succeed log event* to the first neighbor woman who reached her side as follow* "The in •tant I beard the step I knew it was John. As he reached the head of the stairs I turned toward the door and tried to rise and meet him, but 1 was too faint, and bo «ides there wn* something in ids face that drove nil the blood from my heart. He was dresse«! in bis uniform and wu carry log n big sword in lit* hand. "Ho stopped iu the middle of the room and 1 saw under his cap, which was pulled back, a brood bandage stained with blood around his forehead. Suddenly he waved his sword ami I saw nu awful look, Bitch a* I had never seen before, come into my boy's •yes, he wave«! hi* aword three times, boulders ns he did so. 1 saw the sword fall from hi* grasp, but It made no noise ou thu floor; he d the fierce expression died out of hi* eyes a* ho cried out, 'Oh, mother,' ami then before i could •ay a word he was gone/* A week from that day the widow Mac Dowell was burled in the flilidale come tery On the afternoon of April 0, the day when the apparition of her boy appeared to her in the sick room, he was killed while repulsing a Confederate charge at Pitts burg lauding He wa» struck by a spent ball upon the forehead early in the day, but tying a handkerchief around bis forehead he remained in the fight All t he officers in hi* company had been killed or wound •d, aud he was leading his company with the sword of a dead Cotifo«lerate in his hand when he was hit and Instantly killed by a second bullet Hi* last utterance as he fell wa* the pathetic cry. "Oh, mot her I*' —Philadelphia Press The Future of Paraguay, i At regards the future of Paraguay there can be no doubt that the country has great natural resources ami that it could lx* tin meusely aud rapidly developed by thu in trod net ion of European colonists. It is probable, too, that the English capitalist* will in the near future manifest great er and greater Interest in Paraguay, and that a part of the interest hitherto monopolized by the Argentine Republic will lie Iran* ferred from the discredit«d country to the new paradise in the iuierior, where the oonditiouslu general are not unfavorable. Furthermore, if wo admit that progress I« desirable ami that it is good for men to toll and earn their bread by the sweat of their brows, «ml abstraction being made of humane and sentimental consideration*, it might bo argued that the war almost of ! extermination which the Argentine* und the Brazilians waged against thu Para guayaus a biessiug for tlie country ond for humanity, inasmuch as it do etroyed thousands of clesi end left tho ground cleuV for new energy The native element cannot bo counted upon a* an auxiliary In the amelioration of Paraguay ! Tho Metis, the Guarani and the other In dlau races that form thu actual popula tlon, together with a small criollo class, cannot be Induced to work except tinder the hand of a despot like I | Ingt-uioui and pate munism, such as the Jesuits i on of most the old colonial day* iu their mism the Alto Parana. After the cvpuLs the Jesuits, it may bo remembered, of the Guarani Indians whom they had civilized and exploited retired to Paraguay, where their descendants have remained t< the present day, but of course lost in the masse*. These uutive* refuse to work iu a regular manuer.—Theodore Child in Harper'«. _ Story of a Tornado. R C. Perry, a cattleman of the Choctaw Nation, tell* a remarkable story of a cyclone which he witnessed in tho Indian Terri tory. Bald he: "It was about U o'clock in the afternoon that »lark clouds appeared In the southwest, aud in a few moment the clouds turned light blue, and it seemed as if they were on lire witn lightning. A perfect calm prevailed, aud the beat was suffocating The clouds see me» 1 to split iu the middle, going east und northwest. Then I beard a low, rumbling noise like oontinuouM thunder. i "Ou the prairie was a bunch of cattle which belonged to a man named Corning. , The terrific wind, or what you might call a tornado, lifted tho cattle into tho air some fifty feet and dashed them into tho tree*, killing them outright i "Now. I am going to tell you something that may seem incredible, but it is never the less the truth. I saw a calf carried up into tho cloud* and disappear. The uni mal went round ami run ml in a circle uut.ll lost to view A vigilant search wa* made for the calf, but it ha* never been even aiuce The wind tore thing* up for a mile or so, when it spent it* force. Hain aud hail followed in the wake of the st-orm and a number of trees won» uprooted. Tin storm was confined to the wood and »lid not reach the crops In the clearing»."— Chicago Herald. 1* A I Hu Kill W« Cleared. In a very quaint ami laughable poem liana Sachs describes how a troop of l^aml •kneebt contrived one day to enter Bara dise, owing loan oversight of St. Peter'« wife, who had becu strictly charged to watch the door, but happened at the crit leal moment to have turned her back The unruly intruders at once proceed to make a t home, nud se t up their dice acred precinct» rities, much c< iXicerned, take isel ti s to theii r removal, but lit, Ul mil an « in gel, well nc them Helve* at h table iu th The authorUic anxious cou without result quaiuted with LamUkuecht human uuture, suddenly rai*e« th© cry "To armai" out •ill©, when th© whole troop luataiitiy start« up aud ruattea to the fancied fray through the open gate, which t* promptly cloeed behind them. —Macmillan'* Magazine. Ighty __________ _ ________ _ \ , m ,*t __y—books, paper©, photograph« of pretty girl«—stunner© too. Hello! here'« «scrap book (examiue«, and turns to Bern* with a look of disgust). Oh. 1 say, it can't be po* •Ibie that lou laugh ut thee© aocallad humorous paragraph II« Drew th« Line. "Well, Beim," «aid Hunuibil, surveying the rooui critically, "you ha •uug quarters here fora b« "Kxcuh« me," replied Bean, coldly. "You ar© unjust 1 write them: I do uot rend them.**—Harper'« Bazar Cru«lly Maligned. One of th© cur;"Mtic« of th© house common», very rarely »een, waa Erie Dn for many years member for a UoraeUlitre borough. Once at a general election, ou the day previous to the uomiuutiou, he put out the following andre*« to hU coustilu ©ut«: "Electors of Warehajail I understand that some evil disposed person ho« been circulating a report that 1 wish my ten ants and other persona dependent upon m«Vvöta'm'cör.i'imriö ib'i'r'ccä«i«uc/ Till* la a dastardly lie calculated to Injur« me. I har« no wish of the .orb 1 wl.h and I intend that th«. psraon* .hail you fo» mo"-ßaa Fr.ndaco Argonaut. KILLED BY 11 IS IÜVAL. ffe TRUE STORY OF THE MANNER OF PRINCE RUDOLPH'S DEATH. Retribution Follows tho Trencher? of n Prince to His Friend. Wlto find Con fided a Love AfTalr to the Emperor'* Son—An Account by (loulp. I mot at, a dinner party a most charming old Austrian lady who had come from Vienna to Paris to visit her daughter, who 1* the wife of a French nobleman and bad just presented her bus baud with an heir to their Jolut estates. After dinner the conversation turned upon matters and thing* in Austria, and 1 «poke of the my* terions death of the unfortunate Crown Prince Rudolph and the secrecy that lmd been observed concerning ail the details of that ghastly catastropha. Tho Countess von X- shrugged her shoulders. "It I* a mystery for the outside world and for the newspaper*, if you will," she answered, "but the true story of the cane is generally known among the upper classes of Viennese society, and 1 have no objection to relating it to you. "Briefly stated, the facts are ns follows A foreign nobleman, the Prince de Z-----, who was a widower and a connection by marriage with n lending member of the Austrian royal family, was presented one evening ut a ball to the radiantly beautiful Baronen» Marie de Vecsera, Instantly fell madly iu love with her and formed the resolution of makiug lier hi* wife. "Ho was on terras of intimate friendship writh the crown prince, aud before pro posing in due form for the young lady's hand ho consulted Prince Rudolph ou the advisability of tho step lie whs about to take. *1 must see the Baroness Marie/ r** plied the prince, 'to «»certain if she is in all respects ns » harming a* you sav before I give you my full approbation/ Thein troduction took place, nnd the superb beauty of the lovely girl Impressed Prince Rudolph no less than it had done his friend before him DEATH roll TWO. "Tho passion thus inspired was mutual. A liaison was formell, which was conducted with the utmost possible secrecy, but rumor* of its rise aud progress «lid not fail to read) the ears of the unfortunate Prince de Z-. At last tho ill fated expedition to Meyerling took place, and the presence there of the lovers was betrayed to the un happy wooer by one of the servants who was in his pay. lie hastened to Meyerling, but was denied admission to the house. "lie then made hi* way to the back part of tho ground, climbed over tho wall, scaled tho balcony attached to the prince's room, and, shattering tho windows, he leaped Into the presence of his false friend aud his faithless lady love. A terrible hand to hand encounter ensued between tho two men, both of great strength and accustomed to all sorts of athletic exer eines. The furniture of the room was liter ally smashed to pieces in t he conflict. "Finally the Prince de Z—- snatched up ad unopened bottle of wine nnd dealt the crown prince a furious blow on the head with it, crushing in his adversary's skull and killing him instantly. The Barones* do Vecsera had, it seems, always carried about with her a dose of strychnine, with a premonition of some such catastrophe. "Ou seeing her lover fall a corpse before her she swallowed the fatal drug, and death ensued in a very short space of time. One of the young nobles who had bwu Prince Rudolph's guest at Meyerling has toned to Vienna to bear the terrible tidings to the emperor, while anot her one remained to guard the house wherein lay the bodies of the lovers. THh KMPEKOH'S DECISION. "The emperor," continued the countess, "would permit no legal proceeding* to he taken against Prince de Z--, declaring that he only acted in self defense; neither would he consent to receive the prince's resignation of ids position in the army The facts woie hushed up ns much as pos sible. All discussion of the catastrophe was prohibited to tho journals of Austria. But the story was known to too many per sons to bo kept a close secret." 1 afterward met ut an evening reception a Belgian physician who has been settled for several year* past at Vienna. He fully corroborated all the details of the crown prince's death as imparted tome by the Countess von X—-, anil added a curious little history concerning the Emperor of Austria. It appears that for long years past his majesty has sought and found consolation for his troubles and repose from the cares of state in tho remarkable intellect and brilliant conversation of un ex-actress, by unmo Catherine Schratt, whose counsel* are said to have been of the greatest ad vantage to him ou many important affair* of state. lie is accustomed to drive out to the palace at Schoenbrunn, and there, leaving III* equipage, he will be met by Mme Schratt, and will take long promenade* with her in tho forest to talk over matter* and things in general. So widely is this friendship known in Vienna that the Indy 1« known there as the vice empress. Her extraordinary intelligence nnd clear, cool judgment are valued in the highest degree by the emperor, and are acknowledged even by the empress herself.—Pari« Cor Philadelphia Telegraph. The Kept Quiet. A pair of chattering young ho tho hi* Ids iu to to in I i with a desi •rved rebuke at tl io exercises of tho Brooklyn high school. Î V* t he different young met i appeared on tbe platform to do liver their 1 oration* these young women kept up a ruunlng liro of comment ami criticism most annoying to persons near A gentium an sitting just iu front of them looked around several times and frowned sharply at the continued buzzing, without, however, producing any appreciable effec t At length a young speaker came upon the «tage in whom the geutleman was evidently deeply interested. If possible, tho rear conversation was noisier than at any , pie ceding moment, and nobody in the viciui ty regretted when th about and said in a voice lou cuough to be heard up and down the line: "The lad speaking l* my nephew. 1 \vi! be obliged if you will allow me to heu him." The silence that followed could be felt. - New York l imes. Cras? Clotl* Scarf*. There i* a material »old in the dry goods »tore* called crazy cloth, or cotton crepe. It cornea iu white, yellow, pule blue and pink. Any of these shades can be used for learf» to throw over the buck of n chair, arouud a picture frame or easel, or drapery fur a mantel. Now 1 will tell you bow to hiake your scarf more decorative. Cut the length you wish the scarf to be— a * y«»'d und a half or two yards—and hem lt -« u ' our ««** Wlth * 1»*«» »» h»ch Above th© hern draw out four It on all four sides Above the hem five threads all around. If you can dn well enough, draw' Iu outline a branch of leaves, or get a pattern stamped at some fancy store. Outline over the drawing w itii colored siik or cotton in a color that will look well with the color of the cloth. The pattern need bo ouly on one end, but may be on both. It may be as elaborate as you may cure to make it, or a very simple i ___^___________ M YummVêo'ôle A I'hefnu Salad. A delicious cheese salad for those who like the high flavored delicacy is made as follows: Chop tho salad very line and mix with a handful of tarragon, sprinkle with ""*? I'T«**'« "*» * •■«»rter of a P° u " d of «o«ly L-™t«U chee*,-Rochefort ' "T"", U U '," /T w * U " fr °J" tbe " it u , omiu * d " d •«>•'«. -Kxchan««. AM AMBITIOUS ROOSTER. ffe Entertained ! I oh t of People from PhlaUelpI»«»» When » Philadelphia boy returned home from hi« father'» Now Knglaml farm, whore ho lmd boon several month«, ho earned with him a young game rooster which bad been his care literally ab ovo, for be had seen the little chicken conic to life in an Incubator, and had made it his pet from tho first. Carefully packed in a basket, young Chanticleer began the journey Hi* owner would trust him to no hands but hi* own, and deposited basket and bird Safely in his stateroom on the boat. In proper season he gave his charge a rooster s •upper, ard at his own bed time, seeing that Ids pet was well disposed for the night., went to sleep to dream of the dear farm he was leaving behind. All went well till the first streak of daylight appeared Chanticleer was not "house trained," ami being proud of the lusty, discordant crow lie wa* just acquit* lug, nature commanded him to herald the dawn with true barnyard vigor The first few peals fitted themselves beautifully into the boy's dreams of the farm. Soon a particularly strident crow waked him completely, and left no doubt iu hi* mind that his pet wa* acting in a very questionable manner. Crowing on a farm, even badly, may be a worthy accom plishment, but In the stateroom of a sound steamer, before tho passengers want to get up, it is quite another thing. Evidently the rooster felt more at home than the boy, for lie continued his clarion call at frequent intervals with increasing fervor. The hoy rolled out of his berth and tried to awe the bird by peering sternly into the basket. For a moment Chanticleer was silenced, but the boy's eye was not a lion tamer's, and even as he looked the bird crowed again. At a rough count this was the tenth peal. Murmuring» of discontent could be heard from the surrounding staterooms. "Wring that bird's neck," called out one sleepy traveler. A better imtured man was heard to laugh, and more distant came the words, in undoubted Yankee twang: "Wal, I swan, if I didn't think 1 was back in the state of Maine, and chore time was here." Strangulation seemed tho only cure, and that tho boy would not have inflicted at the command of the captain and all the boat's olficers. The rooster kept on crow lug, and tho funny side of t he alYoir struck its owner more nnd more forcibly. As he chuckled the rage of hi* neighbors in creased, and ho soon heard sounds of get ting up, dressing nnd indignant protests against traveling with a barnyard. The angry man said: "There's no more rest in this part of the boat, und 1M rather shiver on deck us we go through Hell Gate than hear such a din." Stateroom doors slammed. The rooster had won the day, early as it-was. In the train from New York to Philadelphia the crowing went on, and when they reached the Broad Street station, the tally the boy had carefully kept since the tenth outburst showed the alarming record of 177 crows. It was not altogether "bad fun" for the boy, but it was after all somewhat embar rassing, and he decided he would not man Age another "personally conducted tour/ with a young roo.ster as chief traveler.— Youth's Companion. Ilmv to Make Gas. To make coal gas is very easy. Most schoolboys know how to do it. at a few minutes' notice. Here is the process which I tried a hundred times or more before I was ten years, old: Get a little bit of bituminous coal—as much as the size of a walnut will answer. Pound it small, almost into dust, with a hammer or cobblestone. Take au ordinary tobacco pipe (one with a long stem is pref ernblo) and fill it with the pounded coal, pressing it pretty closely with your thumb —I should have said nearly fill it. On the top press down some tough clay, reduced to the consistency of putty by being tem pered with a little water. Then insert tiie pipe, filled with coal and closely covered with the tenacious clay, carefully between the bars of the grate, so that tho clay on the top of the howl may uot be disturbed. In a minute or two the heat of the lire evolves carbaretted hydrogen gas from the coal in tho pipe. If the covering be compact and complete tho gas flows out of the long stem of the pipe, which projects out of the lire, and you can immediately see and smell it. The smell is that of escaped gas—which is so unpleasant and unwholesome when per ceived in a room—and the appearance is that of a thick smoke. Then apply a lighted match to this vapor which, being Inflammable, instantly is all aflame—burn ing brightly until all the coal iu the bowl of the pipe has parted with its gas. When this is doue there is an end of the flame. Take the pipe out of tho fire, remove the clay cover of the bowl, ana the residuum remaining therein is coke! i Now, this is the distillation of gas from coal, which lights our houses and streets— only at the gas works tlie vapor is submit ted to processes which purify it, thereby producing a clearer and brighter light when burning. What is left after making the gas has a commercial value.—New York A Recorder. Mexican and Brasilian Coffee. An agent of the Belgian government says that in Mexico the cultivation and export of coffee will become very shortly one of the largest sources of wealth. The climatic nnd topographical conditions of the coun try adapt themselves marvelously to the cultivation of cofloe of superior quality, equal to tho best Java product. The dis trict* where tho best Mexican coffee is pro duced are situated on tho slopes of the Sierra Mad re, as well as in the valleys to the north of Oiualoa and on the coasts of Yucatan and Turuaulipas. A large propor tion of the Mexican territory consists of elevated masses formed by the extension of the( ordi lieras, nnd declining gradually to ! the Atlantieon the east and the Pacific on the west. It has been shown by trials for more than If It ........ ' ^ I fifty your* that thë tonds" and' cl!mate"'of ! Mexico nre adapt«! to the production of fine coffe Tin that the profits for the coffee grower aud .trials have also sh< tho quality of the product cannot bo passed. i The state of Vera Cruz, by reason of its privileged position and its ready communi cation with the United States and Kurope, has become the chief ceuterof the cultiva tion of coffee. The Brazil crop w ill be small compara tively, an official committee estimating that less than *,700,000 bags can be shipped from Rio during the present year. Old SüMiim Get Sick Too. seafaring men often suffer from sea •icknc h! to get d a retired touch of it every fficer. "I voyage. deathly"!!!««, ""Ä 8 cidedly uncomfortable, usually Listed a day with me—sometimes ouly a few hours. U would repeat itself os soon as we left next port. The only time 1 ever missed it was when w.> charin« a Confedemto block»» runner. ' 1 Isman, but de nevertheless. It got so excited that I forgot all about it. S lirio r ly _ ^^ough, when the excitement was all over I fuit a tinge of it os usual, "It is the bilious temperament. I've been so humiliated over it that I could •hod tears. No, I wouldn't dare go off the coast fishing because I know I'd be sick. : There is really no sure remedy for seasick-1 uchs, though the twst precaution against a violent attack is to go without eating or drinking on the day you sail. Most people invite seasickness by overloading t he stom ach just before sailing."—New York Her WHALEBONE IN TILES A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH STORED IN ONE BUILDING. ! guarded against." How (lie Preclou« Stuff I« Guarded—Great Care I» N©ccH«ary In th© Handling of tlio Product—Whalebone I« Very Valuable Nowadays. In a little brick and stone structure on the Potroro shore of tho bay there is a million dollars' worth of whalebone stored, and it is gnardod us joaluusly os If it wen' so many twenty dollar (fob pieces or its weight in precious stones. It is the property of tho Pacifie Bteaui Whaling company and cttiuo off tho whaling barks Beluga. Mary D. Hume. Agonorand America, in from the un tie. Tho building is a perfect vault with brick and stone sides, iron roof and iron doors. All uronnd the top runs a per foratod pipo by means of which the whole interior could lie flooded if a hie should by any possibility break out. Rats are thick on tho water front and can do a great deal of damage to n cargo of whalebone, so small iron doors have been put in to answer as barricades when tho big once are opened to air tiro place Oilskins such as tho fire patrol use are spread over tho cargo as the final ad ditional precaution that human ingenuity cun suggest. The uninitiated on first stopping into tho cold, cheerless place, with its damp cement floor, aro apt to wonder why it has all been done. Tho long black stalks don't look like much piled against the walls, nnd to hear their immense value set forth is enough to tako the breath away. But the place does not always contain a $1,000,000 stock. The season was a most profitable one and in conse quence the warehouse is nearly full. "The lady purchasing a few sticks of whalebone on lier shopping tour scarcely realizes tho immense risk and tho great amount of labor necessary to place it on the counter," said W. ft. Wand, one of tho ropresensatives of the winding com pany. "There is a big risk even here Wo cun take no chances. In tho rough, after a simple polishing, tho bone is worth fivo dollars a pound, and we have at least 200,000 pounds on hand now When the vessel docks at the wharf yon der we pitch in and work day and night until tile cargo is housed here, and then we try to get it off on tho railroad as soon us possible. While it is here this little structure is guarded day and night A million dollars is something of a re sponsibility, 1 can assure you." "Where does most of the bone go?" was asked. "A great deal of it goes to New York,' replied Mr. Wand, "hut most of the cut ting is done in Paris and at Bremen. A little is done in London. We polish it off here, get tho color, assort it out and put it up in bundles. Then it is forced through to its destination as rapidly as possible. You see, the bone with a light or pearl shade is worth more than the blnck ami we have to separate it." Several of tho bundles bore the mark M. D. 11. in a diamond. "That," said Mr. Wand, "is the name of the vessel from which the bone was taken, in this instance the Mary D. Hume, a vessel which brought the most valuable cargo ever received from tho arctic seas. One or two of these bundles are marked -cut, you observe. That is to guide the buyer when the bone is offered for sale. 11 sig nifies that the bone is nicked on some portion of it. The value is greatly re duced, and we must therefore handle the cargo like eggs. If roughly handled a cargo of whalebone can be well nigh ruined. The slightest cut in a stalk brings it down in value about one-half. "Tho bone you know is tho teeth of the whalo, and a fair sized front molar is worth about fifty dollars. In every whale'3 jaw there aro 47J teeth, and one good sized head is worth a good deal ot money. On the last trip the men on the Jessie D. Freeman brought one big fellow alongside, the head of which pro duced 8,000 pounds of hone. The mouth of the whale is simply a huge suction pump. The monster travels along with his mouth wide open on the surface. The only food lie will tako is a little red bit of animal life that floats on the northern seas. He sucks in enough to make a good mouthful, and then ejects the water. The food is sifted down through tho soft teeth, and is filtered like a lot of sawdust would be in a sieve. "This black hair that fringes the bone has a separate value. It is cut from the teeth and is used for making fine furni ture. It has become so valuable, how ever, that it cannot bo used to any great extent." "When do you expect to sliipthis cargo off?" "As soon as ever Providence will let ns. It is something extraordinary for us to have sucli an enormously valuable load here, and we won't hold it a day longer than necessary, lean assure you!' "Ever troubled by thieves?" "No," was the laughing response. "The bone is a trifle too heavy to run away with and tho place is loo well guarded. Fire is tho greatest danger, and you can see how that lias been Uv a the ant llo Lie Re as on in It Out in the bay six of tho most unsightly I ships that ever huddled together in port ! Wun î Put . U P at auction the lot NVUU ( scarcely bring its value in old lumber, but those hulks brought in at valuable u freight us many' a treasure ehip has been laden with. Chronicle, -San Francisco He i Worked. i such a looking man as might eas ily be expected to be able to put up at a ro •pectable second class hotel, and when he went into one last night down town the clerk met. him pleasantly. "Have you any quarters here you could aocommodttte a man with at this time of night?" he inquired, as he laid a paper bundle on the counter and reached for the register. "I regret to say, si we have not. The visito The hou» turned *aid t he clerk, "that s is full.»» half away, then 8 ?2EÎ?, "1 th ™""«* on ïh. WMtaîtoï himself, »hut up. ««» 1 J-&I VXstan "/ou/bu"'^ old man,' 3V er the counter, "If ers mebbe you've got a They'll do to tide me a second thoughtfully, It "No quarters," he said, as if speaking to l hat's bad, and every place else 'Yes it is," sympathized the clerk; "but l ean t help it. VVe haven't got any." ho said, bending you've got no quart couple of uickcls. over a drought. It worked and be went out pleasantly, almost che erfully.-■ Betroit Fre e Press Ihg a Hurry. : * - -------- ""^ry man (to wife)—1 want to dictate or "ÏÏ® ma " or this morning to you, my dear. , » . t \es. »Shall I use the typewriter, , Literary man—No; I am cramped for time £* ou " aa betUr use the pen.— New York Th« The r A RAILROAD INCIDENT. I»rj of th« «an «Ith th« Perm» m in Pnalllnn. quite full, and I «at down In I ill 1 . 1*1 liitelllgsnt looking min «mi In.l a in'»'-'«»!«* 1 in hl» lap. U<> wu« itleaMinl mul reu nrk«d Him 'll looked «um« fike'»now - wt.K H * -ts *i fact Then to«, il the railroad company for no* provut Uv »»otter cur* and making better time, a „d wu were soon very friendly It is always a groat pleasure to meet a man on the train who will abuse thé company with you aud act a* if lie cared to make It pleas ant for hia fellow traveller». We found fault with tho company until me were tired, und th» n ho slid ho wa* going to Allegheny, llo was going to Hfttlo down there, ho said, and stop roaming around. He'd travelod a good deal In his time, but he'd concluded it didn't pnv, and hereafter Alleghany was his homo. He'd struck something there that ho thought was sure to be a steady thing for sev eral year* ut least, ami he didn't suo why ho might not a* well stay right there. In fact, he'd firmly made up his mind to it, and no consideration would induce him to move. Lie said if I ever happened in Allegheny to hunt him up, and 1 promised to do so. Ho would be glad to see me, ho explained, any day 1 wasn't going to bo out done, so I told him if he was in New York at any time to como in aud see me. Re looked at tho water cooler vaguely, and said ho probably wouldn't bo that way much, as his duties in Allegheny would keep him pretty closely confined. We chatted some time very pleasautly and found fault with the company some more, when he asked mo cheerfully if I wouldn't please tuko off hi* hat and place it in the rack above, as it was getting rather warm in the car 1 looked at him as inquiringly as I knew bow, but not learning anything that way, 1 asked him gently why ho didn't take off his own hat. He wriggled his arms around a little, and the newspaper slipped off his lap, and 1 saw he was wearing a pair of adjust able steel handcuffs. Mu also had shackles on his unklos. A man iu tho sent behind rose and took off my companion's hat and put it in the ruck, explaining us ho did so chat he was the county sheriff, and that he wax tak ing my friend to Allegheny to serve n tweuty year term in the penitentiary for pounding his brother over the head with * brick, i then went back and sat with u fat woman who was carrying a basket of eggs in her lup.—New York Tribune. Virtue Iu _ A ir. A wonderful, wonderful gift of God lx the blessed air! It doe» not stand upon it* dignity, uor revolt ut the way it I* treated It Infolds un every chance It get* like u gar ment; it carouses uh like a cover; it dries tear»; It soothes sorrow; It lighten« ufflio tlon. The tortured heart, the overwrouHit brain rush to the fresh air for consolation and restoration, amt always find the same healing, the same reviving Influence. The miracle of It is always being performed, the measure of it is every moment emptied, yet remain* always full. We need Iu our daily live* a broader, wider, truer, more general recognition of this influence. We make a virtue uow •hutting the door. "Shut that door; I shall catch my death of cold," is au everyday form of expression. It is uot true; it doe* uot really menu anything. Often the open door would letiu the chance for life instead of death, but the inaccurate aud ill coudi tioned expression does its work ueverthe less. It gives the child, to whom it is usually addressed, the impression that air is a bad thing; that goodness and virtue consist iu keopiug it out, because of the mischief it causes and wickedness in admitting it so that it may way work it* evil will Of course it is not necessary to sit with open doors and windowsill cold weather, or make ourself and others generally un comfortable. What we need is the recog nitiou of the virtue, instead of the vice of fresh air, its inherent virtue, which it holds and keeps at all times, night and day, aud which it is the first duty of man and woman to preserve from taint and corrup tion by admixture from barnyard, decom posing refuse, or not allowing fresh air to tako the place of dead air within doors. If this recognition were part of the un written law of our lives, it would uot need preaching to enforce it. Children would literally take it in with the air they breathe, and the knowledge of it would bi as wide as the sea, the earth aud the at mosphere —Pittsburg Bulletin. l an bnt and the !ng of or all Babies In England. It must be sorrowfully admitted that it U ouly the child of well to do or cultured parents in Great Britain that is as well and wisely cared for and that is as happy as the child of Japan. There is no doubt that the average of childish comfort and happiness is very much greater in Japan than in England. Yet a well ordered Eug lish home is baby's paradise. There lie is not swathed iu bandages and rolled in a pillow and crowned with a nightcap; he is kept always clean and sweet; he is lightly but sufficiently clothed, and he is allowed to kick aud crow and grow strong ns much as ever he likes. He is no longer put to bed in a deep wooden cradle »et on wooden rockers, but iu a light and airy bassinette, which either is stationary or swings lightly upon hooks The question of stationary or moving bos si netto has become somewhat vexed among mothers, many doctors favoring the opin ion that it is neither necessary nor desir able that infants should be sent to sleep with rocking or swinging. The old rock ing cradle had a much more fearsome mo tion than the swinging bassinette. Itocked by a careless or energetic person it would often make the baby ill. Indeed, there used to be a tradition among humble mothers (a tradition which still obtains iu Scotland) that if the cradle was rocked when empty the baby would certainly be ill when next put into it. The rocking cradle with its great wooden hood has had its day (and how magnificent the height of its day was may be guessed from the cradle of James 1, that was shown in the Stewart exhibition)—it has had its day, and is now departing Into the limbo of things obsolete and forgotten, and thither probably in the course of years the swing ing bassinette will follow' it.—Strand Mag azine. How r*urU Dog Stealers Work. There is a means of stealing dogs which re quires great dexterity. It consists in cut ting the cord or chain of dogs that are led and carrying off the animal before its owner is aware of the theft. This is a risky dodge and does not always succeed. It is generally tried in crowds and dogs. These animals are alv. __ _____ „ between the legs of pedestrians, aud their I with small «-ays getting utiwieu me legs or pedestrians, and their owners—for the most part women-Iet go of the strinur in order tlinf. f im »nimni of the string in order that the animal may free himself. Then the toutou runs from __________ _____ one person to another, seeking re recognize his mistress. If lie lias tho misfortune to wander a few steps away he is at once seized by the prowler, who is on the watch, wMi W . h u° 00 ""'Z ! lim umlBr hu coat - While tho woman is looking for her dog in one direction, the thief scoots off in an other. W hen the dog is led by a man, the trick is not so easy. However, it succeeds some times. If, when the theft is discovered, the dog has no collar, the stealer pretends ! 1 le™/?. '°TL t . h ® B X i ! Ual . w '^ <lerin,< '■}? street and is taking him to the pound. So the owner is obliged to go to the pouud and claim his property. This visit costs him nine francs, two of which are given to tho person bringing the animal there. and claim his property. This visit costa If the dog, when stolen, had a collar nnd plate bearing the owner's name and address, I - ------------- - --------- .uamoBuuauuic thief first tries to take it off. But if he , <loeö m,t succeed ho runs great risk of be- ! ^8 arrested. Whenthisca.se happens, he pretends that he was currying the dog to H( ldress marked on the collar. This ® XCUse l# not ai ways accepted.— Paria Cor. New York Enoch. 1 WROTE WARSONGS* TWO POETS WHOSE FAMe w DURE FOR AGES. ^ ^ fide«»«,, and J„l|„ , Var ,, Author of th« "KattJr U, mn publia. 1 * * u * fl«* The faithful priest and nni«»* l an .- , Fut / !!r A brain bnt forty-six years oU at *«• measuring time by it* exuerU.2 ri!t may bo said to have lived « lives. He was in ii wav d 1N ], ( lt priesthood front his birth, for was a woman of tho most dovTa^T and even in hia boyhood days In wife' Va., ho showed a marked the study and comtemplation of thin K H Ho had, > pleted Ins preliminary studies »«/ S® - ordained to tho priesthood war began and lie and his brother dS! wore soon in tho Confederate raJ/f !ng in all the hardships of the What a strange contrast do* V. of Julia Ward How.......... 010 ** view it would seen, or conventional mentality 0 f ! been reversed; that the man wag ril » vont «motion iitwI ......i. aui *r vont emotion and sentiment, tbeZ all hard, cold logic. She was start a Unitarian, ho a Catholic" sh» daughter of a well to do Ä cultured wife, reared in comparée FATHER RYAN. luxury and trained in the severest schools of fashionable self restraint, and ho thrown at once upon a career of self denial and called to complete his educa tional the fiercest conflict of the age. When the Confederacy went down Father Ryan was almost heartbroken. His "Conquered Banner," written soon after Lee's surrender and probably the best known of all his poems, is indeed a psalm of sorrow. Ho lived to become reconciled and to do good work as a journalist and lecturer, bnt realized long before his friends did that Iris span of life was to be short. On March 23,1880, ho entered the Franciscan convent of St. Bonifacius, at Louisville, and one month later died at the age of forty-six. Next to the "Conquered Banner" probably his feelings are best expressed in his poem, "The Sword of Robert Lee:" Forth from ita scabbard, pure and bright, Flashed the sword of I. eel Fur in front of tbe deadly fight, High o'er the brave in the cause of right It* stainless sheen, like a beacon light. Led us to victory. » ♦ * * ♦ * » Forth from Us scabbard! IIow we prayed That sword might victor be! And when our triumph was delayed. And many a heart grew sore afraid. Wo still hoped on while gleamed theblad* Of noble Robert Lee. Forth from it3 scabbard all In vain Bright flashed the sword of Lee. 'Tis shrouded now in it* slx-ath again; It Bleeps the sleep of our noble slain. Defeated, yet without a stain, Proudly and peacefully. Father Ryan stood alone. Julia \Tar»l Howe is but one—though by far the greatest one—of a talented and eminent family. As tho wife and assistant of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, the philan thropist and inventor of the latest sys tem for educating the blind, she would have been famous. As the sister of the somewhat noted Sam Ward she might have had a fame of a very different kind. As the daughter of Julia Rush Ward, poetess of the early years of America, she would still have had claims to pub lic notice, and as the mother and teacher of Julia Roinana Howe (Mrs. Michael Anagnos) she would have been entitled to the highest praise. ,'I XI r ( A'ÿô>' JULIA WARD HOWE. But far beyond all this she honored for herself alone and to mortal ns the author of ' .. .-ion Hymn of the Republic. Noqu u nece 8sary. Every well read Amen r ^ nr , sou i stirring unes, ca ? re ^° at hi t h it the author only remains to a • ...« 101 ft. only remains to add tnai uw ^ born in New York city Mn> -' ^ early in life became noted ^ and philosophic writer, preached in Unitarian ptilpi , places, has written many books&uu . much good work in many lines w^ d ij veB ;' n ,) ie enjoyment of ty* 1 ^ Ü ' » xf.nML » » lives 111 100 *fnrion, W ! honors. Her sou, Henry 1 engineer of note, and htr - . ter. Maud, is a well known Why Tliey rnth'X Here Is a fact for thorn btless boy* 15 Ponder upon: ________ candi(W es #» » Several boys who were cam naval cadetship from the r- 1 - 11 , f district were rejected beams w bet i ns r physician found that the tteSi —Bx been affected by smoking cig district we change, I 7 t ' ^Therc ! Fair Shopper (in great bio > novel will do. 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