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WOODSTOCK, VERMONT The People's Rights -A Represenlatfve Eeirccracy The Union and tlie Constitution Without Any Infractions. rubUcUbrary VOL. L. NO. 37 WHOLE NO. 4488: SATURDAY. JANUARY 18, 1913. THE JlIrSlE Life ii Old M&drid ROYAli IWISH to descrlbo lf I can ouu c tho most lnterestlng features o lifo ln Madrlu, n teature peculla to Madrld araong all the cltios o tho world aa far as I am lnform ed. It ls a long way ln Ufe albai shor ln dlstance from Prado tc'th. Rostrado. . Tho extenslon of the Pradt lnto the Paseo do Castellana leada ont to the part of tho clty whero flats glvt place to detached dwcllings and when mansions aro seen that match c grandour almost anythlng seen alonr Rlvorsldo Drlvo ln New York, wrltct George W. Burton "ln tho Los Angelef Tlmea. Not only the housos ln tliia part o! Madrld are g?and, but tho equlpago aro as llno as may bf, Been anywhere and tho horses esreod anythlng I evo beheld ln horse flesh. Tho team are well matched. and tho" anlmal stand 14 to 16 hands hish, each han jropreaentlng nearly 100 pounds o flnely-put-up horso flesh arid gonf They are, taklng them all ln all. th flnest, ranglest anlmals ln the world The heads and eara are small. the neck long and arched, holdlng thq head hlgh without palnful hltchlng. Tho fore shoulders are hlgh and so are tho haunchea, the back Btralght Tho fore legB aro stralght as a whlr stalk, .tho chest ls deep, the hauncb es and thlghs are powerfully muscled nnd tho bodl'os aro round as a bar rel. ' Seen on Sunday. Tho Rastro la not along tho Prado and no splendld turnouta aro seei. .there'. Tho street ls ln tho center o tho clty, a short walk from the Puorfa del Sol. . It ls a narrow street sr.s Tonnded wlth old houses, begins ln n alloy and ends ln two whlch forl into stlll narrower alleys farther on Tho Engllsh namo for tho pecullar lnstltutlon that has Ita home there 1f the Rag Market. Sunday ls the dav to soe lt, The peoplo who carryon tholr trado ln tho Rastro are there every day In-tho week n small nurn bcra, but Sunday tho wholo place. 1,000 feet" long, by 50 feot wldo. t packod so denacly that ono makes hlp way through the throng slowly and -wlth much dlfflculty. To present a igeneral vlow of thls motley gather lng in wordB or ln plcture ls Impos alblc. It rnust be taken blt by blt, any analy'zed carefully. As ono en jters tho' long, narrow street a mas? 6f humanlty, men, women, boys, glrla, decroplt age and tenderest youth, moves about ln an lntermlnable mazo fteglnnlng nowhero- or everywhero, bb you may pleaso to soo lt. Tho ground Mpace ls encumbered wlth big baa Ikets flUed wlth all klnds of. what we eall ln Amerlca "garden truck" and irults. ln and out ply womon, each wlth half a dozcn to a dozen fat clilckens hung around tholr necka "tucked under' thelr arms, and held .in any way conv(enlent for the mo raent Eggs, game...anythlng the poor may havo to sell. lshore, and hero the !ppor como to. buy." ' If one gots thcro iahout noon thero . may b'e seen a peas lankwqman Who has sold out her'bas 5kot' of" cabbago, caultillower and let tuce. nnd has turried the dobrls out on the ground, At once thla Is pounced upon by eotne poo wretch of a wom an who.haB not a centlmo to get a lit tle' sometblng to eat. She bends down arid' rakes about tho leaves .of tho vegotables and plcka out every blt that ls ln any way posslble of cdo'k lnir. Eaoh scrafj ls put ln a blt of a Jjaaket. In hor apron or In a leaf of san old paper, or ln an gjd box Onq ls lrrcslstlbly remlnded of a hprt ln ;t o fya'rd scratchlng for a tld-blt from 'Iho kltchcri. Juat beyond tho vgotablo market tho booths are rcaoliCd whortf othor wares aro on salo. Tho llrst ta&y bo a stioo storc, lf you ploaso. Dut lt ls Bomethlng that no ono nbo reads thla letter ovor Baw or heard of, All days ln tho week rriqn, wom.on and chll' dreh rango tho strcols and ptck up -anythlng' that promlses a cent of galn. No old shoe ls too poor to be passed ,by. These arp taken to the RasTo''in( Btrlngs, in basketa, ln onns, twos, and tens, ncordlng t6 tho wealth, of tho shoo mcrchant of tho Rastro. Hcro tthe lot ls sold for a fow centa to a bblcr--rather" -JO a famlly of cob blefs. Thls famllx slts on the ground ln tho Rastro from carly tlll lato daiiy worklng.aa busliy as anu. Thoro may, bo aa old man and nn old wotnaa. or two, a couplo Of young peoplo, api 'two to 8l;c clilldrep on tho ' c'ofablp to'nes of tbo stroet, pri, & t't qf mat tinK oj a board, If tlio circu'nistancoa -oi tbo rja. wUl petmlt mci. vxLwr- PAL.ACE gatico. Hero the old Bhoes gatherea Crom the streets are soaked well ln water, then carefully taken to pleees. Each part- is placdd in a neat' pllo by Itself, uppers and soles carefully so loctcd, and tho heels by thcmselves. A Hat for a Peseta. The next booth may be a hat store whero ,all klnds' of headgear are dis Dlayed for sale. Tall hats and caps, soft hats and hard, the luxurlous head dress of the hldalgo and tho plaln one of the worldngraan, flnd themselveB hero ln the most intlmate' conlpany. 3omo are sollcd and full of holes, but such keop sonfe of tho cold off of a poll bereft of halr. If.ono has a pese ta ho may get a protty good blt of headgear;, If hls purso contalns but a lO-cQntlmo plece ho must necda take what It wlll buy. So tho fair goes, old garments of all klnds, for men. women. bQya and glrla, age and ln fanoy, all may be accommodated. And 'hen folloWB tbo booth where housc- ' iiold furniture, from a pair of old bel- i 'owb out of whlch tho wlnd comes out at the wrong end to a brasa bed, may be bought. All klnds of tools for all tradcs, agrlcultural implomenta, and antiquttlea, are all ln thelr place. Antlquitles? Oh, yes, these are the cholco thlngs of tho Rastro. They 3,re for forelgn consumptlon mostly. Theso occupv niove of the Rastro than ono wZuld suspect. Antlqulty produced thlngs that. 'were not ar tistlc, and was natural the unfittest. bclng ln a large majority, (nstead of iurvlvlng ln splto of all laws and ; theorles. Furthermore, the artlstlc temperament of Europe has found out a way to creat antlquitles to order. The stuff found ln tho rag fair is gen orally worthloss. Dut hero and' there a dlllgent seeker may flnd a genulne bargain. It may be a small dagger wlth arabasques lnla'ld in tho stcel. as well ns overlald on the hllt. It may be,a blt of enamel of great beau ty whlch the man at tho atall falls to appreclate. Alore old books of roal yaluo are foilnd than blts of Je.welry VVhlle wo were hore an artlst from Amerlca discovered ln a hoap of rub blsh a, bundle of drawlngs mdde by tho hand of the man who faught Ru benB to draw, Ho gave a few peae tas for tho lot, about ono-thlrd of the prlco asked, and he clalmed he had what was worth at least $5,000. Do not como to Madrld in the hope of slmllar luck. The cyo la not the only organ that flnds enjoyment ln the Rastro. The appeal to tho ear ls qutto as atrong. No ono pays the Bllghtest nttentlon to what ancther dooa or aays. Neyet woro. there people who linew better the art of attendlng to thelr own busl ness. Ef.ch vender-crles hls wares, ln hls own way, .own tono, own style of oratory. No Rest for Hlm There. Three o'clock on a cold, foggy au turnh mornlng. The weary,'eycll8t was lost lost In' i trackless wll,derness of. moorland. As ho pedaled wearlly on hls breath catno in .short, sharp gasps. Ho wai Dearlv donp! Tho ghastly sllence op pressed hlm. Ah. a llghtt Tho slpht revlved hlm and he rodo qulto brlakly up to the lonely little cottage and knockcd loudly on the door "Hero I shall get at least food and drlnk and perhaps a hd.'" he was tclllng hlmp elf gloefully, wb" an up 6tafrs wlndftw was thrown open. "Wliadder want?" came a husky, sleepy yolce. Tm a woary- travelqi1 he be gan. "Then traveU" rotorted the husky yolco. Tho w.Indow baned, All was agaln Bile.nce. London Anawers. klng Peter's Parls Attlo. There ls today In Parls a conclerge who ls reaplng a small liarveot of tlps from vls'ltors to an attlc whlch a'.quar tor of a century ago was tenantcd by no loss a personage than tho presont Klng of Servia ln the Icbs palmy dnya of hls protenderahlp. Tho agreement can alio' bo seen ' by' whlch' Peter Karageorjevlch hlred th'e nttlc for the annual rental of 70.O francs, whlch was reaiV rather ejtorbltant, coneld erlng the nelehborhood ln vhlch thls crstwhllc abode of royalty is sltuated. Tho conclerge has been, offered large sums ot money for tho agreomenj'. whlch contalns Klng Peter's auto grnph. bit he rerusca to part wlth iiucli a taluablo sourco of Uicome. STATUE PUZZLES .WISE MEN Engllsh Sclontlsts Unable to- Place Stono Flgure Whlch Qraces Hall of Westminster. Tho llons of Westminster aro lcglon, somo ln the flesh and othors ln stono or marblo; recently thero haa been an addltion to tho monagorlo, around whlch thero la an agreeablo halo of mystory, In a gloomy nlcho half way down Westminster hall thoro la diinly to bo descrlod a gray stono statue of a klng whlch has just been taken out of tho' Archltcctural museum and perchod aloft. Thero is a heavy crown on hls head over long flowlng halr, the board Ib rlppled. and inajestlc. In hls lett hand ho holdB tho orb, but tho Bcepter hand ls gono. Tho old klng broodB over tho hall of klngs. Tho experts are puzzlod ovor hls hlstory. Ho stood in Westminster hall for many conturles slde by sldo wlth other stone klngs and all woro tldied away by tho government ln 185C. Recently lt occurred to liord Beauchamp to try the cffect of brlng lng them back. Soveral of the beautl tul Qothio windows aro bllnd, forming nlches aultable for etatuos, and all tho old forgotten klngs may talte tholr i places in them. Thls flrst ono ls a beautlful peraon ago. No ono knows what klng he la or whother it iB merely an idoal flguro of majesty, but lt ls certaln that ho Is tho work of somo flno fourteonth century craftsman. The battered klng ls the grandeat statue In tho hall. Below hlm llo ln ghoatly row tho klnga dono wlth tho petty reallam of the modern age; lm medlntoly under hla bllnd majesty'e gazo ls the b'road faco, cynically fur rowed, of tho morry monarch. The un known klng towors over theso peoplo like a ylsitnnt from amplor times. London Tlmea. I I r-xn-r orr. nti i HVIIDICO HIS HtART Stl UJM LUAUnlta Indlan Brave Wanted Whlto Man's Appurtenances to Set Up ln Hls Tepee. There ls a small Slwash vlllago near Seattle whero the equaws do bead work to aoll to tourlsts, and .the . braves mako baskets, whlch they re tall from houso to houae. Thoro ls ono old Indlan whoso baakets are hlg gor, brlghter and better ihan all tho other baskets made In the vlllago and wear longor, and Crooked Bear nover comes back from hls frequent trlps to Seattle wlth any of hls stock left i over. Nelther doea he roturn loaded up wlth flre-water Uko hls brother In illans, nor, does any. of hls faasket monoy go 'for gaudy trlnkets and red callco, and gambllng has no charms for hlm. He carefully savos all hls money becanBo ho wanted to own threo white man's luxurlea, a telo phone, a blcycle and a talklng machlne. Already ho haa had atelephono put (n hia tepee, and though ho never Ilas moro than ono or two calls ln a year on it,- and then from somo person or- dering baskets, it ls a constant source lf prldo and gratiflcatlon to hlm. Ho wlll slt for houra ln ellent admlratlon before lt, and puts the ellent recelv er to hls ear a dozen tlmos a day. He also has a.blcyclo, on whlch he rldes about th6 cbuntry wlth a load of. baskets, and he Is now savlng up for tho talklng machlne. Why Thunder Sours Mllk. lt ls unlveraally .known that mllk , turns sour after' a thundor atorm. Thla has boen attrlbuted to tho largo quan. tlty of ozono whlch ls llberatod by the eloctrlclty In the alr. Tho oxperlments of Professor Trlllat ln Parls ,do not conflrm that theory. Ho has ostab llBhed that atmospherlo depresslons cause putrefylng gasos normal qul. eacent to rise to tho surface of cer taln aubstances, and ln support of hla theory polnts out that odors of all aorts are moro permeatlng after storms. Theso atmospherlo depres slons accolerate the decomposltlon of gases and tend to Hborato thom. Henco lactlc ferment ls produced. Professor Trlllat has mado many ox- perlmenta wlth dlverse substances un- i . t. Av t dor vnrylng presBures and haa ob- served that when tho baromoter la lowest (durlng storma, otc) tho de composltlon of gases is most rapld. Harper'a Weokly. i Trousseaux. In ancient Dreeqp tho troussoau were mado by all the women ot tho brlde'a houae. LaterHhe Merovlnglan chlefs exacted that tholb.brldos should como to tho marrlago brlnglng all thelr posaesalona. When tho, daugh tor of tho eelgneur of Covey marrled, her troueseaux, or "troussea," Ikclud od "rilno eervltors, thlrty llcgemen, a chaplaln, and an aatrologlat.'' The tr.URtnmn nf the nnlcmours ovolv&d popular "aBtilons' and, hlgh and loFNMbblts ine women ,muuipiiea incir earuienia and tho fashlonB ot thom. Under tho emplro the trouaseau was compoBod of Jowels, lace, flno un derwear, bonnets, nnd vells. Harper'B Weeitly. i Herole Rescue. Threo-yearold Montague and two yeaiold Harold were having a bnth. together ln tho big tub. Mother .left them a moment whllo Bho wont lnto. the next rpom. Suddcn ly a successlon ot agonlzed ahrleks called her. T,wo drtpplng, terror strlcken little flguroa stood, clasped tn each other's orins, ln the mlddle of the bathroom floor. "Oh, m othor," gaspad Montague, "I aot h.lm out! I saved hlm! The stop-- .cnme. out, and wo wero golng LOST Cslf IS FOUND Bclicvetl to Have Bccn Built by Chinese in Mexico. Three Towns Wero Erected on the Samo 8lto by Three . Clvltlzatlont Prlor to the Aztecs Monoollan I Image l Dlacovorcd. Clty of Mexico. A senaatlon has been created ln OrltlBh sclentlflc clr clos by advlces recelved from Slr Martln Conway, Prof. WlHam Nlven and Senor Ramon Mena of the dlscov cry of absolute Mongollau romalna only a couple of hours' walk" from tho Clty of Mexico. thereby conflrmlng the bypothesls that has long been held that tho moBt anctent dvlltza tlon of Mexico and Peru prccedlno that of tho Toltecs and the Aztecs was of Mongollan orlgln, saya a cbi rcapondont. , 1 Close to and partly boncath the rulns of the ancient clty of. Tootlhua can, about nlncteen mllOB northeast of the Clty of Mexico, the sclontlsta uncovered tho stlll moro ancient clty of Otumba, whlch flourUhod wlth a wondrous clvlllzatlon centurles bofore tho Aztecs or Toltecs roao to, powor, posalbly even before Dabylon and Nlneveh swayed tho destlnles of west crn Asia, ' Wlth tho flnanclal asslstance of tho Mexlcan government the expedltlon began the romoval of a slx-foot layor of carth. representlng the dust and detrltus of moro than twenty cen turles. Thls soqn brought lnto vlew many evldencos of a vaat and popu- I lous clty of a very hlgh ,ordor of clv-1-lllzatlon. Chfef among these was a great pyramld It ls 700 feet square ' at the base nnd lts apex is 187 feet hlgh, whlle many of tho glant blocks of stone In lts masslve walls must hnve requred extraordinary englneer- lng sklll to handle, Thls pyramld nlso has lts rlddle, for the axls of thd maln gallery ls colncldental wlth tho magnetlc meridlan. The workmanahlp; ls of a btgh or der. the flgrures bclng boldly drawn nnd carefully colorod. Then came tho greatest dlscovery of all. Whlle excaratlng near the base of the great pyramld Professor Nlven unearthed the rematns of yet a thlrd clvlllzatlon beneath the rulns of ancient Otumba, maklng. three great cltlea of lost and forgotten races, bullt one above tbo other, In what appears to have been a to;nb or the lowest clty, .whose age so far defles calculatlon. .Pjoressor Nlven found the clay Image-ofi'a Chlnamau. wlth oblque eyo allts, pacidcd coat, flowlpg trouBera and sllppers Only the queue was lncUlng to mako a com plete portrait of a mandarin of the recently defunct Chinese emplrn U should be remembered. however, that the Chinese dld not adopt the queue untll after they had been conquered by the Tnrtar hordes from thn north The lmage ls about seven Inches in lcngth. nnd where the armB are broken tho edges of the clay show red and frlable in the center. The outer surface of the clay. however. la of granlto hardness and It Is only wlth tho greatest dtfflculty that It can be chlpped wlth a bammer "Thls Chinese lmage," wrltes Pro 'feBsor Nlven. "was not made by the Aztecs. It ls much older and provcs that the ancient people of' Mexico were famlllar wlth the Mongol type. "It ahould be borne In mlnd that thls lmage was not a god or an Idol, but an ornament perhaps a portrait done ln clay by somo prchistorlc Bculptor. "The age of the flgure ls dlfflcult to determlno without further data Clr cumstances, howeyer. warrant tbo rough guesa that about 5,000 years ago Chinese navlgators crossed the Paclflc ln thelr prlmltlvo, Junks and discovered Amerlca thousands of years before Columbus was born Settllng there, they bullt a clty. and In a grave of bno of thelr number, many, years after, a clay lmage of the man was burled wlth hlm. "Thls great clty fell lnto rulns perhaps through conqueat but the ImnarM lnv nfft Mllno nt . 1, t flat lmage lay safo. The rulns of thls flrst clty were covered wlth earth and there arose through tho centurles an other splendld and mysterlous cky. Thla, too, fell lnto rulns, 'and upon lt was ratsed a thlrd metropolts of some forgotten racd of men. At tast the thlrd clty crumbled lnto. dust. but un derneath them all tha Chlnaman'B lmage stlll lay safe and undtsturbed untll a little group of searchcrs In the cause of oclence In thls wonderful twent!eth century. of ours have brought lt to Itght, and perhapa through lt wo may now aolvo the cnlgma of the new world's beglnnlng. "Coln" In Rabblt Hola. Savoy, Mass. Whlle gunnlng for, bblts on n lonely mountaln.. .Inhn ' Wplfo, Frnnk Gelangpy and Jullan Fintpn discovered a cpunterfeltlng' outflL Tbelr dog chnsed' a. rabblt ln a holeunder a largo, log. and remalned af thoXcntrance baylng loudly untll tbe gunWers arrlvcd, .One. poked a Btlck Inta tho hole and , when he nu'lled It but he found a batt full of dlcs for countorfeltlng on tho end. Further search revealed saeks ' ot tnet'al about ho slze of a quarter dol lar whlch had not beeq stamped The pollce are InrestiRatlng and suspoci an ttallan.of tho work . Flnds Flrfaer In Tobacco. Flndley, O Reachtng hls hand Intt B frestr rackageaf tobacco, John Fug ga wltbdrew theflrst two- Jotnts of a human Jlnger B'ugga will noj wall untll the new yeaA' swear off. having irwirty done C0ATINQ FOR PLASTER CASTSl Blmplo Troattnent That the Chlcago Art Instltuto Has Found to Ba Efteotlve. Accordlng to tho bulietln of tho Art lnstituto of Chlcago, that organl zatlon has been vory Buccossful ln keeplng lts plaster casts proaentablo by moans of Blmplott troatment. Tbo east ls flrst .Mzod wlth an ap pllcatlon of Jlnseed oll and turpentlno. Thls is put' on wlth a bruah, and lt 16 lmmaterlal whother lt la dono when tbo east la new and clean or.nfter lt bocomes dlrty, provlded only that lt has not been iwlntcd or ln any way coated wlth forolgn mattor. Tho only object ls to mako" lt lmperylous to water, bo that subsequont appllcatlona wlll not slnk ln. Then the east ls washed ovor wlth a coat of whiting and wator wlth a llttlo gluo (practlcally a flno white wash), applled quito thln wlth a bruah, and stlppled or pouncod on, so as not to show brush marks. A lit tle yello? ochro ls put lnto tho wash, bo that lt wlll not be a blue or dead white. Thls wash is porfectly solublo, and when lt gets dlrty lt ls easlly re movcd and a frosh coat applled. It ls obvlous that tho east ls no moro coated or loaded nftor tho twontloth appltcatlon than after tho llrst. It ls - surprlslng ln fact how llttlo the modellng la obscured, even when lt ls deltcato nnd dotalled. It la doubtful If anybody, howover, sktllful, can tell at a dlstance of elght or ten feot whethor n east has been wbltenod jO not, and elght or ten feet la not a great dlstanco at whlch to Ylow a llfe-slzo Btatuo. Tho largor forms aro not ln the least affected by the proccsa of whltonln'g. WHY ALGERN0N WAS PEEVED Genlal Elevator Boy Dldn't Know Ex actly What Namo Meant, But Ho Dldn't Llko It. "X nln feelln' Jes" rlght, t'ank do Lo'd, Mlstah Topflo'," Algornon con .flded gloomlly the other evening. "I'a had a mlghty strong narvl3 shock, eah. W'y, sah, w'ot atla me ls dero was a man rldln' up ln do elebator dls af'e'r-'' noon w'ot call me namoa; an' do namo o dat man am Mlstoh Flosstelnl Dero aln' no ono in dls houso, Mlstoh Top flo", dat I elehates mo' dan I does hlm an' hla famlly an hls fr'en's. An' dat w'ot I glt fo' lt! I cayn stan' mos' anyt'lng 'coptln' beln' call namcs, MIs to Topflo'. "Wo't he call mo? Well, sah, he eay I a monk-wum- I dunno' zackly w'ot a monk-wum ls, but I knows lt somot'ing bad, or ho wouldn't a-call mo it. 'Wo't reaBon'"dld hq hab (fo' callln' mo dat namo?' Well, aah, lt dls way; ho say,. 'Algornon,' ho Bay, 'wo't you' pollytlcsT' an I say,- '!'b o 'publlcan to de co an' I voto fo' Mls toh Wllson,' I eay. Dat yr(y he glt kln' mad an' call mo dat namo, Mls toh Topflo'. Monk-wum," roflectcd Al gernon aloud and wlth loworjng brow. "I reckon dat mcan a'ktn' haldgo-hoag, Mlstoh Topflo. Yo' t'lnk U somethltlg on dat odo', sah? Welli Mlstoh -Top-flo', i bo'en call a hcap names ln my ltfo, but dat de fus', tlma anybody call mo' a haldge-hoag;' an' I don't lllco lt, Mlstoh Topflo' not vfo't a cent," and Algornon shook hls head blttorly, too sore even to smllo when Mr. Topfloor gavo hlm a clgar. Klnglake on Port. Klnglake, tho hlstorlan, waB pollto, yet frank. It la rolated Uiat, upon ono occaslon,,( whlle .dlplng wlth old Dr. Marsham. thownrdcn qf Morton, he; woa nBked'tb 'glvo' hlo oplnlon of somo' port wlna. whlfch:wns supposcd to bo romarkably good'. "I am no Judge of port tnyself, Klnglake," uald Dr, Mar sham; "but I know you aro, and I should llke your oplnlon." "Well." sald, Klnglake, '!I havo threo ways of Judgtng port wlno. Tho flrst Is by the color, tho eccond ls by the odor, nnd tho thlrd ls by tho flayor, Now, tho color of your wlne, Mar eham" holdlng lt up and looking at lt crltlcally "ls good; the odor" here ho held tho glass to hls nose Ior a moment, nnd then added, wlth somo hosltatlon, "Is far, from unpleasant; the. flavor is" hore ho tasted it, and put the wln'eglass down lmstlly, "Would yoU bo klnd enough to pass me tho Bherry?" San Franclsco Ar gonaut Feellng for Death. For a week tho Belf-appolnted gulde to tho bllnd. on thelr dolly wallcs bad, notlced that the two men who wero her speclal chnrges telt carefully pt the wall on, elther Bldq ot tho dqor . of tho nsylum when passlne ln and out Stnco Bho was thero to lcad them', that precautton seemed, not at all neces ,eary, and Bho flnally asked1 thelr rea, Bon for it ''I 'am looking for crapo on tho door," ono old man told her; "Thoy don't .Uko to let us know. hore ln tno asylum when any one dtes for fear ot i maklng us feel 'bad, but they put crapo on ihe door, and by feellng for lt when wo pass in and put we can flnd out for oujrsolves whon ono ot ua haa gono." i Beneflclal 'Stlmulant . The coca leaf ls !hlghly prlzod by thfi oatlvQ ot Bollvla aa a stlmulant Be chews lt Uko tqhabco',- "but "wlth ja better cxcusoi atnce' by Ita usb ho can perfesm great fcata of. endurasco and jfa many hours without food. Wlth a pouch ot coca' l&avca and a amall bag parched-corn ho can run 60 miloa a day. Floet-footod Indlana -conatl-tute the, tolegraph servlce ot tho coun. ODD GSVIG . SHQWS Queer English Electlon Core monies Seldom Heard Of. Water Is Drunk to tho Memory of 8lr Francla Drake PerquUltet of London'a Mayor One Sherlff Flned SO Pounds for tnsult. London. Thero aro soveral towns ln tbo unltcd klngdom whlch boaBt an annual show day. London'a lord mayor's show, so far aa the procos slon ls concerned, has no rlval; but, nevertholosa, tho electlon of mayora of provlnolal towns ls attendcd wlth functlons both lnterestlng and curl ous. , For instanco, the annual electlon of tho mayor of Hlgh Wycombo is not consldercd complete unlcss hls wor shlp ls "weighed ln." Tho mayor. as well as each momber of tho corpora tlon, takoa a seat on a pair of glgantlc scales, and tho result ls entered In a big book kopt at the town hall tor tho purposo. It la' declared that the custom datos back to tho relgn of Edward I. When a man reaches tho mayorshlp of Plymouth ho ls suppoBod, accord lng to an ancient custom, to pay at least one vlslt durlng hls relgn of ofllcq to the Lake of Burrator. When thls functlon takes placo tho wholo corporatlon turns out ln all lts flnory, and. led by tho mayor, Journoys to the lake. Arrlvlng thore, two Hnes are formed, and a couplo ot ancient golden gob lota, fllled wlth water taken from tbe lake, aro passed round from mouth to mouth. Tho mayor and corpora tlon drlnk to tho memory of Slr Prancla Drako, whp, when mayor of Plymouth, brought wator to the town by mcans of a canal moro than twenty mllea ln lcngth. When tho water placod ln tho goblcts ls consumed the vessels are fllled wlth wlno, and the mriyor, holdlng one at arm'a length, exclalms; "May tho descendants ot hlm who gavo us wator nover want wlne!" The vlslt to Burrator lake concludea wlth a teast, the flrst dlsh served be lng a eucklng plg. The mayor of Petorborough's Bhow Is held every October, and hls worshlp and the members of the corporatlon make thelr way to Brldgo Fair, and do claro lt open from tho brldgo epannlng the rlvor. Tho brldge unltes two coun tloa Northamptcnshlre and Huntlng donshlre and the mayor, after adjur lng all vlsltors to the fair to conduct thcmselves soberly' and clvllly, goes -on' to declara that, ''tho fair may be. held aa well ln Northamptonahlre as ln Huntlngdonshlre today, tomorrow and Jtho day nfterward." A very ancient custom la the pre sentlng to London'a mayor and may oress every year a solectlon of peara, applda'and grapea by the master of the Ifrulterers' company and tho gen eral purposes commltteo of tho clty of London. It Is lnterestlng to know that ln earller tlmes tho lord mayor of Lon don was entltled to a proportlon of every conslgnment of frult arrlvlng ln tbo metropolls by shlp. The ax actlon of thls duo caused a good deal of dlBagreement ln daya gono by..a5'U lt was flnally arranged that a yearly presentatton of frult should be ac eopted ln lts place. Ever Blnce the daya of Wllllam the Conqueror, the chlef maglstrito of the cli haa recelved four bucks 'from tbo Royal foroats, whlle each sherlff haa recelved three bucks., and the recorder, tho common aergeant, vtho chambcr lain and otber clty offlclals "ono each. Slnce the tltl'o of lord mayor was beatowed on Slr Thomaa Legge by Edward III.. ln 1354, the hlgh ofilco has carried wlth lt all manner of tltlea and'dlgnltlea. In early d'ays ho some tltntja Used hls powor to tho dlsadvan tage of thoso ln ofilco undor hlm. For Instanco, Harrlson, referrt'ng to tbe lord mayor for the year 1479, says: ''Thls year Tboraas Byfleld, ono of the sherlffa of London, was flned 60 by the court of aldorman tor affrontlng tho lord mayor, whlch arose from no other causo than hls knecllnq too near the mayor durlng prayers at St. Paul'u cathedral." WINS. BY WALKING SIX YEARS , i. Peddles Patent Kttchen Utensll to Pay Hls Way as He Travela the Country Over. Jtfompbla. Walklng to cheat death, Robert E. Hlllman, thlrty years, old.' arrl'ved ln MemphiB, coverlng tho last lap ot probably tho strangest Jouruuy In the hlstory of tho country. Slx years ago phystclans told HUl? man ln Waterville, Me., that wlthln a month or two ho would be daad, a vlctlm of tho. white plaguo. A frlend advlsod Hlllman to "get plenty of frosh alr; get out .and walk, ent vege tables, drlnk plenty of water and fresh mllk." And so Hlllman HtartetJ to walk and trnmped all but 400 mlles of the way to San Franclsco, Hlllman arrlvcd ln Memphls from Texarkana. Ho walked from Dtlas to that clty. Physlclans dcclare hlm a well man, and he wlll go back to hls old home town on a traln. In the slx years ho has made eftough money from the salo of patent kltchen utensils to more than buy transporta tlon. Woman'a Great Cannlng Record. Pcace Valloy The preservlng t I cannlng record of Colorado ls bclleved to be held by Mrs. O. L. Blackburn, who put up 1,700 quarts ot frult. Jel lles, Jaran. splced fruits. .marmuladp and every Bort. of preservos la ln'cltldd a a dn-ay of jar WHERE H0RACE MADE S0NQ Sablne Home Rondored Immortal by Poet Stlll Retatns All Ita Famoua Beauty. A fow versos wrlttcn two thouaand yoara ago havo rendored tho llttlo val ley ot tho Llccnza ono ot the most famous places wlthln easy reach of Rome. Had Maocoas boen Iobb goner oua a patron, had he novor glvon tho Sablno farm to Horace, had Horace novor told thc world and hls frlends how hls daya thoro woro spent, few would now mako the olasslcal oxcur slon lnto tho Sablne hllls, though tlmo haa not marrod tholr beauty. Tho vllla of Horace has dlsappoared, but tho hlllB are aa lovoly aa they wero ln hls day. Now, as then, lf one goos from Romo to Tlvolt, and thenco to Vllovaro, thoro turning up the val ley ot the Ltcenza and wanderlng on by road, as ono must, slnce thero la no rallway, ho comes, somo fow mlles far ther, to a great rock that sprlngs ab ruptly from tho lower olopes and tllta over them at an lnterestlng angle. Thls ls "tho cltadel Horaco had to Boalo" to reach hls houso, and marks, It Is thought, tbe boundarlea ot the farm. Tho only dlfference ls that the little vlllago of Roccaglovlne rtses on top, whero of old stood tho Templo ot Vacuna, already in rulns when Hor aco eat under lts shadow .to wrlto to hls frlehd ln Rome. Tho llttlo town had dono lts best to moot lts clanalcal responalbllttles, and haa glvon tho namo of tho. temple to lts plazza. Here atlll aro thft ollves that. pay tho Sablno farmera best, and the vlnes that ylcld the rough little Sablno wlne that Horace has made moro ronowned than many a rarer vintage. Here are tho hllls whero he wandored, and tho woods that gavo acorns to hls flocks and shado to hlm. Hero are the bab bllng sprlng and tho bonka upon whlch ho rested durlng tbo hours ho counted hla happlcst tho Bandaluslan sprlng to whlch he promlsed Immor tal lty ln hls song. And aa ho prom Isod bo he gave. Not merely tho sprlng, but all that vast ostate, whlch tho oatlrlsts ot hls tlmo would have men bollovo was but "a Uzard'a bole," ho has mado ImmortaL INVENT0R 0F C0RN BR00M Levi Dlcklnson, Natlveof Connecticut, la the Man to Bo Accorded the Honor. Although lt ls not genorally known," sald a manufacturer ot brooms, "tho houso broom, such aa the housewifo usos, ls comparatlvely a recent lnventlon, datlng back to 178G. Before. that tlme husk brooms wereused to sWoep out the' oveoa and 8pUnter brooms, made of blrch, were used for' every day use, Tbo present broom lndustry mlght bo sald to havo had lts beglnnlng ln Connecticut ln 1786, when Levl Dlcklnson, a natlvo of Weatherfleld, went to Hadloy car rying wlth hlm a new klnd ot corn seed whlch ho showed hls frlends, say Ing that when full rown lt would mako better brooms" than ever had beon made. The Hadloy women laughed at hlm, but desplte thls, Dlck lnson was not dlscoiiraged, but har vcsted hls flrst crop of broom corn. managed to ecrapo the aeed from tho brush wlth a knlfo and a hoe, after whlch ho mado hls brooms. He made tho complete broom,- lncludlng the handles, and grew hls own .flax for the twlne, tho' whole costlng hlm little. Bellevlng that hls nolghbors would ro fuso to buy tho new klnd ot broom, Dlcklnson ln 1798 peddled hls brooms ln Wllllamsburg, Ashflold and Con way. Tho next year ho carrled them to Plttsburg. The now brooms took, for as soon As housawlves found how much better they wer over tho old husk or blrch broom they would buy no other. Other men went into th'e buslncss and a new lndUBtry was born tn Hadloy. Dlcklnson llved untll 1843, long enough to soo the Hadloy or corn broom ln use all over tho country, and the same broom, wlth lmprovo ments, ls stlll ln uae." Toe That' Rocka the Cradle. Unlquo and probably the most prlm ltlvo cradlo rocklng dovlce ever secpr or employed In nny part Of tho world Jsj the one that has been adopted by he.'Ihatter-of-fact squawa of tho Kwa kluti trlbo of Indiana now llvlng on Vancouver island, Brltlsh Solumbla. Tho.mother porforma tho doubjo duty of splnnlne and rocklng her lnfont enugly packed In a hollowed out cradle stuffed wlth cedar bark strlps bub pendod from the Umb ot a sapllng. Thls ls about tho most reaUstlo rep resentatlon of the old nursory song. "Rock-a-by, Baby, ln tho Treotop" ao far known. Tho most strlklnn; part, however, la that the Indlan mother uaes hex bls too as tho motlvo powor. Wlth a cord attached to tho bont llmb and the other end wound around her toe, Bho swlngs her dangllng offsprlng to nnd fro, loavlng hor hands entirely treo for wcavlng. Chrtstlaa HeralJ. Ho Oaw It Housekooper How la thls? Tou promlsod to Baw some wood lf I gav you a lunch. Tramp I recall no euch prom lse, madom. Housokeepor Tho ldea! I told you I would glvo you a lunch lf you'd sa somo wood, and you agreed. Tramp Pardoa mo, 'madaati your exact worda wsro: TU gJvg yej b lunch lf you bb tbat Vooil bVefir there by tha gale." Houaekeeper- Exactly; tbat'a what I sald. ." , Tramp Well, madaw, I wpod ovor thrf) bj ttto f&cr of T5" mmiss'igr 4i '