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THE OLD TENOR.
*ay the Ringing wa*» only fafpf t the < liatic« wu* given me ~«e from him on ihe at*ge up there hi to an aug# P» symphony-— might a tagger my poor old brain, think, on the whole, I back should coma lhe-o worn, aweet note« again, s you form that la cumbersome. y of it all? It full, my friend, er of fifteen years ago. I man was nigh hi« end, 'ticked in » ?*»v?r glow, ie young «tar, In his flush of fame, to his bedside, took his hand, *tl to waken life's r.punt flame ging songs of the lovely land. w ho sang! till t he sick man tamed 'e from the wall and took deep breath, 1, as his eyes with new light yearned, Ufo ran sweeter far than death ight hearken to strains like this, be swore he would live lu death's de* 'te. p dropped down on him like a kiss, be woke with his blood all cool and Tit. you can fancy who was the man, Ik» is the siuger there on the stage, y I listen and sob ami can ve Ins faults and his hints of age. ks will say, when they pay their coin, ;rfectest singer is their choice, outh and art and genius Join, like a than behind the voicel diehard Burton In Harper's Weekly. AN IDEAL n I fiml the girl who look* like are i am going to marry her." Milman, who made this re cti'1 hi* aunt, Mr*. Henderson, ' ndiiig before a picture of hers cuutifnl enongh to justify such ant udmiration. It was called und represented at half length all the sweet freshness of bud manhood. ' he continued, "note the char •s of this picture and their sig and you will see why 1 say so. re is graceful, the head, deli ~ised, is rather large, and the jBf unusual breadth, is brought relief by the dark brown hair, straight back, witli its wavy ce only slightly confined by a round the bead. The eyes are a '~y, large and at once bright and 1; the mouth and chin, though y the tender lines of youth yet, d,>cision of character, duality and unselfishness are in but the one characteristic most "t brought out its ingetiiousness noblest sense of that often mis ^rd. more than innocence and does 'rid on ignorance. It is most n ns a characteristic of a noble and is retained by them in some ( ous way in spite of much intel knowledge of the world's wicked uch a woman as is portrayed in 'ure would naturally be clinging indent, but finding herself with snpport, or her chosen protector unworthy, would meet the ncy heroically and stand unfal Such a woman I most admire, "h a woman, if I have the good i to find her, I shall certainly t she might bo the original of this and yet not have the character rilie,' said Mrs. Henderson, that is impossible; a woman It look that way without being I have suggested." if you find her you still might ; her." I would, no matter if she was ; to be married and her wedding I appointed." like you to be so sure, and like , to fall so desperately in love icture." is Mrs. Henderson was right; determination was characteristic "g>' Milman. Though born in this jr, his father was a native German s mother of German descent, kith a practical American train ee him a curious combination of jn and American characteristics, "uliarly intellectual head, so large il his hats were made to order; ;l his features, especially his brown ther dreamy eyes, and occasion manners and conversation, were , while his figure and usually his were American. He had the ; ideality, romanticism and love I thought, philosophic und speeu jwith the American's keen ob eye for the machine ami prac tical attention to details. Hisdnai nature was shown in his busi ness. He was a drummer for a large manufactory, selling to jobbing houses, and so had to take long trips from city to city. When actually at work he was all attention to business and put his whole soul into it—with distinguished success. On the intervening trips he yielded to the speculative side of his na ture, spending his time in reading the best novels, histories and philosophical works from Carlyle to Henry George. He would sometimes f.-t-l and express the deepest disgust for his work, lint he al ways rem« inhered that it brought him a 'handsome income and held on to his posi tion. Some three mouths after the above eonvers rttion George again called to see his aunt who asked him if he had yet * Ippt the object of his adoration. ™"^tean t exactly say that I have, but ^question reminds me that I have a tell you, and I suppose I might 1 well begin at the beginning." , ase do. It is about that picture, she replied. ell, you shall see," was the re , and he began: as on the Nashville, Chattanooga Jt Louis train on my way to Nash 1 had been traveling twelve hours as rather tired. I was reading the of Two Cities"—trying to read it, . for my mind was stranglye wan ; in spite of my interest in that re r.ble story—the best Dickens ever Looking up in one of these lits Attention, I happened to notice a ; which must have got on at the »tion, and had taken seats diago in front of me. It consiste, 1 of an ly, a young lady and a boy about "teen. evidently mother, brother and The mother attracted my atten r rst, ami I was idly admiring her .unusual beauty, sublimated, but . est roved by age. when the young j turned around. |nnt, she might have been the origi of your picture, so like she was in ? detail. 1 was astouished and could y believe my eyes. 1 watched her :ly and studied her features until was no doubt about it. There was broad brow, the dark brown hair ly confined, the dark gray eye, the -, firm month, and above all the ex ou of intellectuality, unselfishness and Ingemousness. 1 forgot the story, and I could not take my eyes off her one minute—1 fear she must have noticed it." "I know »lie did," Interrupted Mrs. Henderson. "You must, have stared her out of countenance." "I suspect I did, and nil the time was endeavoring to realize my good for tune, and thinking how I should manage ng lady's name and to find out the young bow I could make her acquaintance. "After an hour's ride in this way I went into the smoking car for my cigar case, which I had left there. I was de tained by a friend whom I met there and left the car just as the train was starting again after having stopped at a small station. Chancing to look to one side, I saw my new found ideal and lier party just getting into a carriage, which had apparently been v/aiting for them. Aunt, just one thought filled my mind that 1 conld not afford thus to loose my ideal so! soon, and that unless I followed her she was lost. This was rather an impnlse than a thought—there was no time for that, and I piled off after her. "The carriage had started, and there was only one man in sight—the depot agent. I spoke to him and asked who the people who had just left were. He said that he did not know; that he bad never seen them before; bnt I believe now that be did and that lie must have taken me for a lunatic; my appearance was outlandish enongh and I suspect my manner wns excited. I tried to hire a horse, offered him a large price for the nse of one an hour, hut the fellow told me that he had none and there was none in two miles. The carriage was now al moet out of sight, and etill hoping to find out something about it I started ont after it. "But I did not go far before I realized that pursuit was hopeless and that by such conduct 1 was making myself ridiculous, and I returned to the station —then for the first time I remembered that 1 had left all my baggage, which was very valuable, my umbrella and overcoat, on the train, and even my hat, as at the time of the incident I was mak ing myself comfortable in a skull cap, which was all I now had to protect my ambrosial locks from the elements. "X was now sufficiently disengaged to find out something about the place which I had so unexpectedly visited. It consisted of the railroad station and one store, which was unfortunately closed— the agent informed me that its owner was attending a camp meeting six miles away. I questioned the agent again about the party I had pursued, but gained no further information. I tele graphed to the conductor on the train I had left to take care of my effects, which be was kind enough to do, and after twelve honrs in this neglected spot, silent Kitting on a barrel, realizing my ridiculous conduct and bemoaning the loss of my ideal, 1 took the next train and finished my journey in safety." "Well, that is quite a story," said Mrs. Henderson, and you have seen how I have enjoyed it. Who but you would have fallen in love in such a way, and it is too bad that you lost her. But it can not have gone very far, even with you, aud you will soon find some one else." "We shall see about that. I don't know whether it is love or not, but I be lieve that 1 shall find that girl again some day, and 1 am not going to marry until I do." T wo y ears passed during which George had been true to his resolution, and used often to say that lie was waiting for his ideal. Then he was transferred by his house to the west and took up his abode iu Texas. Not long afterward Mrs. Henderson received from him a letter giving the following account of his experiences; "I have another story to tell you. and as before I think I had best begin at the beginning. Hempstead is a nice place to live in, and I have had a pleasant time here and have made many friends. You know that 1 am not a society man, and steer clear of the profes sional Four Hundred which we find in every city. But the larger class of cultivated people 1 like, and go when I cau to their occasional entertaiumeuts. Three months ago 1 went to one—it was given by a musical club, and combined a programme of the best amateur taleut with social features—that I am likely to remember. For one of the last pieces was a song by 'Miss Ethel Lyndon.' It was well sung; I noticed that, but my chief interest was in the singer—in whom I recognized my ideal. "I traced the reseinblauce in each par ticular, and tried to discover whether she was the woman I had seen in Ten nessee. She wins so like her 1 thought she must be the same, though I conld not determine, but there was no doubt about her being the woman in your pic ture, and so my ideal. "I asked my friend about her and dis covered that lier father was a prominent business man of Hempstead and had lived there for years, and that she was very popular among those who belonged to her society, so much so that Half the young men of the town regretted her announced engagement and approaching marriage to a gentleman of Dallas. "I was already iu love, and you may imagine that this was discouraging in telligence. But my motto bas always been 'nothing venture nothing have,' and I immediately determined to try the fortune of war, knowing that I had nothing to lose—having so completely lost my heart already—aud that I might win. So when the musical programme was over I was introduced by my friend. 1 cannot tell you our conversation, or what she thought of it, but if I can be entertaining I was then; and I found her all I had expected her to be from her face, and became more iu love than ever. I told tier that I was a stranger, having recently come to live here, and she was kind enough to invite me to call. 1 had no time to lose—-I could only attempt to take the fortress by storm, a dangerous tiling to do, but there was no opportunity to try the safer plan of a mask' d seige aud stratagems. 1 had one thing in my favor; I was on the spot and the other fellow was away. I soon availed myself of her invita tion to call and si>ent a very pleasant evening—one of those 'moments of de light' that are at once so sweet and so painful to remember iu less happy times. " What made it especially pleasing to me was that Miss Lyndon seemed to en joy it as lunch as I did. I remember that you have often laughed at love at first sight, but I thiul; that my experi ence demonstrates its truth. And that evening suggested another question which I endeavored to solve, but could not. I will ask your opinion. Not only did I feel pleasure in being witli the wo man I loved, but I had also a feeling of being thoroughly en rapport with her, as if she felt the same pleasure aud there was some subtle aud mutuul sympathy > ootwoen uk. m 0 w, was that feeling a creation of my own brain, independent j • U J' similar feeling on her part, or was i **■ what it seemed, and could I therefore 1 know because I experienced it that she I was similarly impressed. "It would tire you to read the de tails; it is enough to say that I made the J most of our acquaintance. I called as often as I possibly could, oftener than X had any right to; met her at receptions and any other entertainments where she was likely to go; went with her to the theater and to the Beethoven club, at one of whose meetings i had first made ber acquaintance -in short, I took every ; opportunity I could find or make of see i iu g her. "Finally I went with her, her father an *l a party on an excursion in a private car to a new city, where be was working n P a real estate boom, "On our return I seized a favorable | opportunity and told her that I loved her—how I did it I cannot tell even you —and of course I received the reply that she was engaged. But she said it very sweetly, and made me love her better than ever. Then X said, 'How I wish I had known you sooner,' and she :»id, *X wish so too.' " 'Then, darling, if you do wish it yon need not; if it can be that you love me— ab, you do, I see you do—you can marry me in spite of all.' " 'No, I will not break my promise, and I will have to give np your acquaintance unless you respect it.' " 'I promise;' I was too happy at finding out my love returned to care very roach. It could not be kept of course, and I very soon broke it by asking Ethel if she did not think it wroDg to marry a man who she did not love. '•'I think it is wrong to break faith with one who is faithful to me,' she said, 'and so would you if you were treated that way yourself.' " 'Yes, I know that, bnt as I am the one to profit by it I think that it is all right and the other fellow onght not to care. I certainly think that you ought at any rate to tell him that you love him no longer.' " 'Yes, I ought to do that, and X will; but I will offer to fulfill my promise, though it was made principally to please my parents, as I see now, aud, without the love that could alone justify it.' "This she did, and soon thereafter re ceived a letter from her fiance, in which he thanked her for her frankness, and told her that she hail relieved him from a similar embarrassment, as he had lately discovered that his affections were engaged elsewhere, bnt had felt in honor bound to ber. Such are the curious and inexplicable working« of the homan heart, bnt I did not quarrel with them, ! for they brongbt me my heart's deal re. ! "One day I a«ked Ethel if she had ever ; been in Tennessee. j " 'Ye«,' «he «aid; 'two year« ago in Oc- j tober, on a visit to my grandparents.' j " 'Were you on the Nashville, Chatta- ! nooga and St. Louis train, and did you get off at Uxtou station?' " 'Yes.' j " 'Then you are, aa I have believed, the woman 1 saw on the train then. Darling, I fell in love with you then, and have j been hunting for you ever since.' | " 'And you are the man who stared at me so hard on the train and followed me off, leaving his hat behind; I recog nized you when we were first intro duced.' "We were married, very quietly, ai though in church, just a month before the time originally set for Ethel's iu tended marriage, and «re are now on our wedding tour. "So you see I did find my ideal, and have won her, and you will have to im agine how happy I am, for it is beyond the power of words to tell you."—W. P. W. in Atlanta Constitution. - a Weil Superstition. One of the comparatively modern su perstitions of the eve of All Saints is found at the bottom of old and aban doned lime kilns. Just where it began ' nobody cau tell with certainty, but in all probabilitv Ireland has the test claim to it. At all events, it used to flourish in that country some years ago. A girl with no beau or a girl with too many beaux is puzzled to tiud out who is the lucky chap destined to become her has bond. In snch a predicament all she ha« to do is to arm herself with a spool of strong thread and start off after dark on the eve of All Saints to some old lime kiln reputed to be the abode of evil spirits. Standing alone on the ed ( of the deep | ; hole, the candidate for matrimony re- j peats the laird's prayer backward. Then she takes the end of the thread in her left hand, and after tossing the spool into 1 ,™ -.I-.... ' j ! [ ; the chasm before her, patiently waits for a bite. Soon she will feel three pnlls and she must politely ask his Satanic maj esty to be kind enough to tell her the name of her future hnsband. A voice below will pronounce the name.—Galig nani Messenger. A Youngster's Quick Repljr. In one of the kindergartens the teacher was endeavoring to familiarize the chil- j dren with the words "cold" and "hot" at sight without spelling them by letters. ! When she asked them what they would get if they went out of doors in winter without their coats and pointed at the i word, thev caught the cue at once and answered "cold" instantly, but "hot" : proved a puzzler for a moment. , "Now, Mary," said the teacher to the ' little girl in the end seat, "suppose that you were standing right close up in front of a great big fire, just flaming and flar ing and burning and blazing away—what would you get?" "I'd get right away from there," re plied the child in a matter of fact tone that uiiset the instructor for the after uoon.—Cincinnati Commercial Gazette I ! ' i j A Scheme That Failed. A certain young man invented a novel plan for causing his landlady to linger in regard to asking him for her much overdue board bill. He was several weeks behind, and his landlady was ser iously contemplating ejectment. He was painfully conscious of the tardiness. Last Wednesday he addressed a postal to himself stating that |40 was left to his credit iu a certain local bank. All would have been well had not the land h y examined the postal closely. She discovered that the missive was written n the same handwriting as that of her He linquent boarder. He was ejected uncere- ; momously the same evening the postal was received at the house.—Cincinnati Enquirer.__Gummey—Don't A British scientist recently stated that if a man weighing 140 pounds were placed under a hydraulic press aud squeezed flat the result would be 105 pounds of water and 85 pounds of dry residue. I THE ECLIPSED SUN. OB6ERVATION8 GATHERED FROM ECLIPSES OF THE SON. Conciliai., ■>■ Of Eminent Aalronomem Vert flod bjr Recent Pbolopiphi of the San'* Corona a* Seen Haring the Time That the Solar Hod jr Wt Hidden. When eclipsed, the majestic king of day condescendingly permits the struc ture of his mysterious appendages to be photographed and analyzed spectroscop ically. Never in the whole history of astronomy has a finer opportunity foi such work been afforded and so skill fully and completely improved by as tronomers as that of the recent eclipse. The fnll harvest of their observation* seems to promise some startling revela tions. M. Flammarion, the French astrono mer, after reading the Chilian cable dis patches announcing Professor Picker ing's recent eclipse observation*, is re ported to have said; "They confirm the theory that the sun is surrounded by a luminous atmosphere toa distance equal to one-eighth of the sun's diameter." Scarcely a quarter of a century ago many astronomers questioned whether the so lar atmosphere had any marked exten sion. and even doubted whether the co rona was a solar appendage at all. But in the light of the late eclipse it is not astonishing that an astronomer expresses the opinion that the sun's atmosphere extends ontward more than 100,000miles. The eruptive forces of the sun must lie enormous indeed to eject the matter composing the flaming prominences not infrequently observed 40.000 miles broad, with an nprnsb of 225 miles a second and attaining occasionally an elevation of 400,000 miles. AU prominences, Zöllner and Respighi have shown, are originally phenomena of eruption, preceded by rec tilinear jets, either vertical or oblique, ascending to great heights and then seen falling back again toward the snn like the jets of our fountain*. The eruptive prominences are, as Professor Young says, "generally associated with active sunspots." Since during the late eclipse these prominences were conspicuous in connection with an unusually brilliant and extended corona and great spotted ness, the before seemingly established law that the corona's size and luminosi ty are in direct, proportion to the sun's spot producing activity is strikingly cor roborated. Professor Schaeberle cabled from Chili his eclipse observations confirm hia mechanical theory of the corona, which regarda thia vast appendage as composed streams of matter ejected with initial velocities of 350 miles a aecond from the 8un forces which are moat active near the snn spot rones. Indications of such eruptive action have been often observed n the higher regions of the prominences, A. further confirmation of this theory ia that the corona in outline resembled that Professor Schaeberle predicted some months ago. Aa far back as the 1870 Mr. Brothers noted that "prominences were most numerous on *ke ® de °f the snn where the corona was brightest," an evidence that the coronal natter is not less than that of thepromi fences ejected from the sun. Mr. Proctor, discussing the observa tions of that eclipse, concluded: **I con ce * ve we have now clear evidence of a f° nn °f action—but whether eruptive, repulsive is not yet obvious —exerted outward to enormous distances b - v the eun aad maximum enery over the spot zones, but local, variable probably intermittent." ^ he seen, then, that Professor Schaeberles theory, though by no means established, accords with old observa tions. No other explanation of the corona haa heen offered sav * that which attrib utes ^ to from myriads of in candesceilt meteors or cosmical dust cir culatlIls around the snn. But this hy Ppthesis has never been supported. Il tae coroaa '^ ere da * to meteoric dust f evolv mg around the sun, we should cer tuiniy expect to see it regular, and' a< jtas it.generallyappears, gapped, quail n ' a t era ^ or f°^ r rayed, with immense or extensions. There seems, there F? re ' ^ , no , ot ^ er inference possible * taat w hi^h telescopic scrutiny has 8U o^ sted —that the corona is orig matedaad maintained byconntbss ejec ^ onâ ^ su mo ^ om heneath and flan. through the photosphere by the sun s vertical or volcanic forces. ^ J ie ^ na *. s tudy of the coronal photo E^P* 13 obtained sustain this view, sci enc f WlU , uiv f at luast a w °rking by po * esl f for the determination of the cyclical variations of solar heat and tbe corresponding effects upon terrestrial temperatures and climates. The theory in question obviously opens up a new and fascinating inqniry into the anoina lies of the earth's seasons which are due to variations of soiar activity. \Ye seem to be thus happily led to the very thres hold of one of the grandest discoveries of modern science, which promises when '^▼eloped to yield a rich harvest of prac tKa feoults. that numerous and perfect h °tegTaphs of all the principal append f, e ". of 'J 16 , 8 ? 11 have been s " cur f' 1 j" anU anJ , Afnoa ' astronomers should £ ve , thelr ^ c "^ e8 u to tbe s:nd >' of data - No problem they can now at tack cau 1)6 uf P Toat f interest or un portance to science and the world.-New York Herald. Liternry Men's Tapers. He is a wise man who leaves behind him no letters or personal pajiers of any sort that mean much in the pirivate his tory of his life, particularly if he is a literary man. for. more than all other hearts, the daws like to peck at those of men who are favored of fame. The most elusive flavor of the most retiring souis irresistibly tempting to their taste when the famous man is dead and gone where he can no longer say that this let ter or that, this poem or the other, meant only a mood, not an abiding part of his life.—Boston Transcript ht that moonUght was simplv ^ flected Bun%ht , aud was the ma , ' whù made , prediotion of a .oUr «dips*, _g fe Republic. _ A of you get tired of onE S Huggins' nightly visits to your daughter and his staying until after mid >gbt? Glanders—Not at all. I regard him a protection against burglar*.—Da troit Free Press. An Early Astronomical Teacher. Thales, born 64Ö years B. 0., was the first to note the four distinct divisions due to the [lositions of the sun—viz. the solstices aud the equinoxes. He also The FlorUt (,1m the V.out» Married Mm • Tender fteailndar. It was just a little-lesson, that was all, bnt it went right to the spot. He stopped a moment on hi* way home to look in a florist's window, and the florist, who eaw him. asked him inside to see some thing extra fine. "You don't buy any more flowers now?" said tbc florist. "No," was the response, given good •atnredly, though it was lirief. "And it used tobe, a year ago or more, that rose* and violets and carnations and all sorts were a great attraction to yon." "Yes; I had a sweetheart then," and the man blushed and laughed. "You used to take her a flower every time you went to nee her, didn't you?" pursued the inquisitive, kindly old flor ist. "Ye*." "And they didn't cost very much as a rule, did they?" "Ob, no, but that didn't make any dif ference to her. I brought them fresh and fragrant; that was enough." ' 'Why don't you take them to ber now? Did she choose another in your stead?' And the florist's voice was sympathetic. "Oh, no; I married her a year ago." The florist waited a moment aa if thinking. "And don't you love ber now?" he asked cautiously, as if treading on thin Ice. "Of course. We are very happy. But yon know the flower business doesn't go any more." "Did she ever say so?" asked the florist. "Well— um — er— no; I can't say that she ever did." "Have you ever asked her about it?" "No. I newer happened to think of it Busy, you know, with all sorts of things so much more practical." The florist didn't *n«wer. He went to a pot of rose* and violets, and taking a handful he handed them over to his late customer. "There," he said, "1 give them to you in remembrance of old times. You might take them to your wife, and if she doesn't like them yon can bring them back to me." But they never came back.—Detroit Free Press. If Two World* Should Meet. Our world ia spinning through space at a speed of over 1,000 miles per minute. : Should it come in collision with a globe ! of equal size going at the same rate of i speed, what would be the result? TLe j very best thinkers of the age tell us that j heat enough would be generated by the ; shock to transform both of the colliding I bodies into gigantic balls of vapor many times their present circumference*, i Some have thought that in case the cen ter of the earth is composed of solid and ; colder matter than is the generally ac | cepted belief this might not be the case, j but after searching all the leading au thorities I must admit that I cannot find a more appropriate "finis" than the fol | lowing, which is from an eminent scien ; tist: Should such an unheard of event § occur the heat generated would be suffi ] cient to melt, boil and completely vapor ize a mass of ice fully TOO times the bulk I of both the colliding worlds—in other i words, an ice planet 150.000 miles in di ameter!—SL Louis Republic. Equal to thf Occasion. One of the good stories ex-Postmaster , General James tells is about a type writer he once employed who was a novice at the art, but who proved her self equal to the emergency. Colonel I James had dictated to her a political ! speech which he was about to deliver. He referred to a certain individual and 6aid of him. "He knows no more about j politics than Nicodemus did about the ! second birth." The young woman's notes when she came to write them out proved to be in complete. She was not familiar with , New Testament stories, and thus was obliged to fall back on her wits. The sentence as she finished it read. "He knew no more about i»litics than Nico demus did of tbe tariff." The tariff at . that time was a favorite topic of conver sation and a safe conclusion, the young i woman thought, in this respect.—New York FTess._ Superstition That I» Ancient* In many parts of Great Britain the superstition still survives that it is folly or madness to save a drowning man. as he will sooner or later do an injury to the rescuer. The superstition esmes down from onr antes; rs. yet traces of it exist among the Sionx and other In dians. who seem to have inherited it from aboriginal souries. The belief is most prevalent iu Cornwall and varions parts of Scotland.—Chicago Herald. Tbe Face of a Silver Dollar. Some numismatist, who del'ghts in studying the face of the American dollar announces that it "presents upon the ob verse side not only a very good likeness of George II, but also aclearly delineated representation of the head of the British lion." it is said that these unpatriotic emblems were surreptitiously introduced by a perfidious Englishman who was em ployed in the Philadelphia mint.—Ex change. Expl&iniug a Habit. An observant statistician makes the amazing assertion that girls with re trousse noses marry sooner and are more fortunate in catching good husbands than young ladies whose features are of the Greek or Roman type. Then there may be method in the habit of some young ladies of turning up their noses at every man that approaches them.—Bos ton Transcript. No Kiting In Japan. There is in Japan no kissing, not even in the nursery. All the dangers which have been so eloquently described iu newspapers rising from the touch of lips in human love directly and at the com munion table indirectly are avoided by the national aversion for labial contact —Alberts. Ash mead. M D., in Science. A prominent physician says that half the eases of nervous prostration, dyspep sia and insomnia that come to him for treatment are to he directly traced to an inactive liver I - When she loses a child the Japanese mother does uot wring her hands and look up to heaven. She sits with folded hands, sunken head, her eyes looking into her lap 'Fairlop oak," the Titan of the Hain ault forest, which was uprooted by a great windstorm in the year 1S20, was 109 feet high and 86 feet in circumfer ence. t! HEL OP THE FUTliRHj HER ASSURED POSITION WILL MAKE UFE PLEASANTER. f« the Family Fach Member Will Be »Mm tertAl Producer mmI Many of the Ills That Ve* the ftplrft of Today Will Cearn to Aik noy—A Happy Prospect. Mr». Ruth G. D. Havens gave a bright toik on "The Girl of the Future" at tbe j Church of Our Father. She made a pro ; test against the old idea that woman must lie a household drudge, j The married girl of the future," aba said, "will be sei free by co-operative methods, half the families on a square enjoying one Insurious, well appointed dining room, with expense» divided pro rata among the families who tm its pro prietors Another section of hoosekeep : ing will be simplified by the girl of the future—cooking. Good cooks may be rare, but all cooking is overdone. We are passing dangerously through tbe era of annual sacrifice, sweetened starch, ; boiled dough and celluloid pie. The girl of tbe future will abandon them means I of suicide aud adopt a wholesome, nat ural diet, largely of the fruits which come to us in such orderly succession and generous abundance, ready for nse, : an economy of time and labor and money, I and especially of health, which is beyond present computation. 'Honsec leaning will not be a buga boo to the girl of the future. It was a woman who wrote that melancholy poem expressing the desire to 'die in autumn time. She wanted to get away before tbe fall cleaning set in. The bouse of the future will be cleaned skillfully and ! thoroughly by companies organized tor that purpose. It will be tbe work of a day, not tbe dread of months and the ^ labor of weeks Its results will be a sense of freshness and immunity from disease, instead of backache, nervous prostration. collapse and an influx of pat ent medicine 'The girl of the future then will select , her own avocation ami take ber own train ing for it. If *be be a house worker, as a majority prefer to be. she will be so val uable on that line as to command great respect and good wages. If she be an architect or jeweler or an electrical en gineer or a steam plow driver, she will ; not rob a cook by mutilating a dinner or a dressmaker by amateur catting and sewing or a milliner by erecting her own bonnet, not a bit sooner than she will buy pine and brimstone and make her own matches and embarrass the original : 'Bine Hen. I "Matches are satisfactory already. : Cooking will be when cooks choose their ' profession for love of it and are trained j and paid and honored and people are I fined who cook without knowing how. The dressmaker by choice and prepara i tion will be an artist, and the girl of the J future will not come apart at unseason able times in public places. ! ■'So it will be seen that, although a mi i nority of the girls of the future will ! sometimes choose and prepare to be iaw I yers or astronomers or civil engineers, : instead of housekeepers, the home of the : future and the husband—and in this case he spells it with a big H—will not be left I to the mercy of incompetent and exas perating servants. Not at all Thesew I ing girl of the future will not be a serv ant, except in that general sense in which we are all servants in just so far as we serve humanity. We are servants in too small a degree, every one of ns. The house helper will not be incompetent, because the development and training of woman for her best and truest work will have extended to her, and she will be maid of housework because she loves it and is better adapted to it than to any other employment ^ She will preside in the kitchen with skill and science, and you will not pay her $6 a month and ask her to take as part of her wages a dirty woolen petticoat and a pair of mismated 6hoes. importunate for repairs; neither will you underfeed her and offer her precarious ironing board across two chairs for a bed 'The service girl of the future will be paid perhaps doable or treble her present wages, with wholesome food, a cheerful room, an opportunity to see an occa sional cousin and some leisure for recre ation. At present this would be ruinous, and why? Because too frequently the family has only one producer. The wif# is the consumer, producing only more consumers. Daughters grow up and around a man like 'lilies of the field. They toil not. neither do they spin. And yet 1 say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.' "As 1 began to say, every member of every family of the future will be a pro ducer of some kind and in seme degree The only one who has the right of ex emption is the mother, for a child can hardly be born with cheerful views of living whose mother's life has been for its sake a double burden. From this root spring melancholy, infidelity, insanity, suicide. The production of human souls is the highest production of ail, the one which requires most preparation, truest worth, gravest care and holiest consecra tion. If the girl of the future recognizes this truth, she will have made an advance indeed. But apart from this condition «very member of the family should be a material producer, and then the produ cer in the kitchen will get such rémunéra ation for her skill as will forbid her to be the hopeless, shirking, migratory crea ture of today. "Much might be said of what the girl of the fnture will not do. but time for bids. She will occupy desirable positions and owe her success to her fitness and worth. She will hold and enlarge her place In the professions. She will almost monopolize lighter occupations. She will fill a majority of the government offices. She will be chief of division, head of bu rean. consul, superintendent of industrial schools, director of insane, inebriate and orphan asylums. She will be on the civil service commission, immigration boards, boards of health, inauguration commit tees, college faculties, in senate and house, probably on the supreme bench, possibly in the cabinet, perhaps in the president's chair."—Washington Star. A conch shell was picked up recently by a herder ou one of the highest buttes in the John Day mountains, Oregon, some 5.000 feet above sea level and far from human habitation. Men don't seem to take to the bookish girl somehow as much as one would ex pect them to da Perhaps it's because her head is developed at the expense of her heart.__ There are 7,000 Welshmen in the chief American dries—2,300 in Pittsburg. 1,600 in Chicago, 1,800 in Cleveland and 1,000 In New York and Philadelphia, ; i * £AHi * û Aa latereMIng PImm Scottish ; Wr Brought Oat la Dakota. There was an interesting debate ia Um English home of commons a few ( ago touching what it probably, i the Roman toga, the mort famoaa i of clothing that bat ever b man. It artwe out of a plan to c__ date the kilted regiment known as i Seventy-ninth or 'Camera landen" with the Heats Guards, a regiment which bae ; Scotch about it beyond the fact - _ was tbe name of it* Um colonel This plan was no sooner noised ■ than it excited in Scotland that..,_ indignation, being considered a deliberate attempt to blot from existence one of the renowned highland regiments which la Ult and tartan bave, ander the Brit ish flag, filled the world with °—-***-* giory. It is now nearly a century and a half since these regiments wen rated, and for fully a century they were. If not h ighl a n d, really Scotch regiments. Am the supply of real highlanders beam tm run low, either through emigration er dislike of soldiering, the low landers be gan to feel themselves highlander* under the magic influence of Scott's aorate Those only who remember the account which Macaulay gives of tbe t— ***-g with which the lowland Scotch in tbs eighteenth century looked cm the high land garb and highland manners and customs will be able to appreciate the force of tbe *pe!l by which Scott succeed ed, early in tbe nineteenth century, ta disposing nearly every Scotchman to tbs notion that the kilt, the tartan, the pta'la beg and blue bonnet were bis original national raiment, in which he looked hie beet and which nothing bnt tbe advance of a gross and material civffizatkm com pelled him to lay aside. The fancy tor the highlands with which Victoria and Prince Albert were seized in their early married life com pleted the conquest which the Wizard of the North had begun mid converted nearly all male Scots into true high, landers to whom trousers or "brooks'* were a Genuine incumbrance. Every man who came near Balmoral castle or aspired to deer stalking, grouse shooting and salmon killing, put on the kilt «.d tried to get hi* legs browned, aa the only costume for a persona grata. The queen was so taken with tbe drea* that she even insisted on patting her German sons-in law and grandsons-in-law into it in the summer and autumn, regardless of the danger to their hochgeboren knees. But most of the kilt wearers nowadays are gamekeepers, gillies, guides and tour ist toutera generally. Mr. Campbell Bannerman, the English war secretary, himself a Scotchman, speaking on the question of the Cameronian Highlanders in the house of commons the other day said, "An honorable and gallant gentle man, a Scotchman and a member of a great clan family, speaking on this sub ject 10 years ago. said that for his part he had never yet seen in Scotland a Scotchman wearing a kilt unless he was paid to do so by an Englishman."—Na tion. Bed* Id the Koal** Empire. Not until recently hare the inhabitants of Russia known the use of beds, except ing in the case of the luxurious patri cians who were able to purchase them. The peasants slept on tbe large bake ovens to be found in nearly every house, while the soldiers were provided with a sort of cot without bedding. The mid dle classes and the students, on the other hand, contented themselves with wrap ping a blanket about them and lving down near rather primitive looking stoves. Not so long ago beds were introduced into the boarding schools which abound in that empire, and now the use of beds has become rather general. As is usual in this absolute monarchy, the introduc tion of these articles of comfort had to be brought about by a special edict from the czar of all the Russia*, and as a mat ter of course the servile school be va and others who have been allowed to use them by royal behest naturally look upon his highness as a great benefactor, They might well do so, for never before have the babies even known the exist ence of cradles, cribs or cots.—House Furnishing Review. Th« Rockies From Denver. It surprised me to discover that Den ver was a city of the plains. There is nothing iD the appearance of the plains to lead one to suppose that they tilt Bp like a toboggan slide, as they do, or that Denver is a miie above the sea leTel, as it is. But a part of its enormous good fortune is that although iris a plain city it has the mountains for near neighbors —a long peaked and scalloped line of purple or pink or blue or snowclad green. according to when they are viewed, There are 200 miles or »ore of the Rock ies in sight in clear weather. As there are but 56 cloudy days in the year, and as these mountains elevate and inspire even the dullest souls, I think we can forget that it is a city of the plains and ever associate it with the mountains hereafter.—Julian Ralph in Harper s Haw He Had Fun With Him. Two giddy young men were strolling through Midway plaisance the other day, when they saw a Turk a short distança Do von see the Turk?" said one of them. "I am going to have some fun with him." So presently he said to the Turk: "Well, old Fezxy, how s your liver?" And the Turk replied, in perfectly good oi t nein, 1 vnn English: "Much better than your manners, "f- '—Chicago- Tribune, —;: BMsh« Disk Quick. The favorite student at the east Maine conference seminary at Bucksport is Dick Quick, the first mate of the 4 masted schooner Taiopa. who had tha .'enrage to enter the institution without knowing even how to read or write, tut in two terms with hard work has be tome one of the smart pupils and can tow handle a pen as well as a marling ipike.—Lewiston Journal. ▲ Water Supply Fader Every Bern. Every barn should have a cistern un der it, and especially if the barn have a basement for wintering stock. With suitable contrivances a supply of pure water may be provided, so that the water is shut off automatically when the vessel is filled to a certain height. This is done by a wooden valve resting on the water and buoyed up by it so that the water is shut off whenever it is needed. Such cisterns under barns hare often furnished the water promptly so as to save serious losses from fire,—Al ban v Argus,