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bt kh, courtl1nd. R*d rose, why do you pout? Ah. fhAve found you out; Yen droop, for a lover bold ~ * Has crown bo cold?so cold. His heart has bt?n offered and sold ' For yold, sweet rose, for gold. Lilies, why do you sigh Under thejasper sky ? You think of the hazy high lands Sleeping beneath broad sky rands, Of the plearu of silver rye lands And poppits aflame in the rye lauds. Why, bright 6tars, are yon gleaming Now while the earth is dreaming? Will you lend your pearl-lipped light To the souls who pass to-night, As they drift away from cur mortal sight TJp to the Throne-BtepB, pure and white? Columbia. S. C. JANET LEE In the Shadow of the Gallows. BY DAVID LOWRY. CHAPTER XVII?Continued. Fate for once seemed kind to Grizzle Meade. Even as 'she spoke, her husband, looking oat of the door after Giles Ellis, saw Indian Joe walking along the road. It was plain the lame Indian was under the influence of liquor. "I see Ju-ee-mo now. He has had overmuch rum. and he is going the wrong way. He should be going into, *inf nnt ?vf Knlom " "Indian Joe! The very man, above all others! Call him in!" said Grizzle j Meade. "Why should I call the drunken vagabond into my house?to pour rum down his gullet for nothing?" demanded Dan- < iel Meade, testily. "Do as I bid you. Call him in." The landlord, very much against his will, called Ju-ee-mo into the inn. The Indian staggered against the door, then looked stupidly at the landlord. Grizzle Meade placed a seat, anu the Indian staggered into it. It was Grizzle Meade who poured out the rum he dranfi. It was Grizzle Meade who stood over him and asked how the world fared with him. "World all bad. Everybody going to the devil. Not Ju-ee-mo. Lots of witches?lots of witches and devils in Salem. I see them?the devils. Ju-eemo see two-legged devils; you see them very day." "Do you see any lazy devils, Joe?" The Indian looked up -with drunker gravity at Daniel Meade. * "I see?landlord of Globe Inn." ' The landlord frowned and turned away, but Grizzle Meade laughed. "Aye?your eyesight is good, Joe." "Nothing wrong with Ju-ee-mo's eves. I see Martin Lee cut throat Winslow'E heep. I see " i "I don't believe it!" exclaimed tte land, lord. "What sort of a man was be?" I i "Peace, Daniel. Pay no attention tc him, Joe. Yon did see some one kill the i sheep?" i "Ju-ee-mo saw?0! yes; 6aw him kill *> horae. Big knife?zzi-ip! So." The Indian made a qnick movement i cross his throat, uttering a sound in 1 imitation of that which a knife makes in cutting a piece of cloth. I "We know the Bheep were killed, and the horse. But everybody does not know what you and I know. Joe. I know who i killed the sheep, but, like you, I keep my < own council. 'Tis well to say Martin Lee did it. Joe." The Indian looked at Grizzle Meade in 1 horror. He attempted to rise, but Griz- i zle pushed him back into his seat. He i looked at the door, but there was no re- 1 lief near. Grizzle Meade's black eyes 1 meanwhile seemed to burn with hidden i fire. There was a look in her face which ] the Indian had never beheld there, as she i said, sternly: i "Tell to others that Martin Lee killed "Winslow'6 sheep, but confess to me you ' eaw Giles Ellis do it. He put this fine i Btory in your mouth." 1 Again the Ind an tried to rise, and again i Grizzle Meade held him down in hi6 seat. I "Do not fear. I will never tell it. It 1 does not suit me. But neither does it I suit me to let you go past my floor without i telling von that I know who killed the sheep. You never saw Martin Lee. "Were i he here now yon would not know h:m.. I Come, is it not so?" i Impelled by the mere force of her will, i the Indian answered and told the truth. i "Ju-ee-mo did not see Martin Lee. Kever see Martin Lee. Now I go." "No, no! you did see Giles Ellis do it. i Tell me?tell me and my husband here i how he killed the sheep, and where yon i were when be did it." I The Indian looked hopelessly at the ! door again. There was no one in sight, ' so sign of relief. He straightened himself in his seat, and looking at Grizzle and the landlord alternately, said: "I tell truth. You tell I tell truth. Giles be kill us?kill all up. Hg kill me 1 ?2i t?U Lie Filllheep. I 1 eome long by WimIow'b. See Giles 1 Ellis. Wonder what he do. Ju-ee-mo j hide behind big 6tone. See Giles Ellis 1 go in field. Catch sheep. Take out big 1 . knife, cat ineir tnroats bo. Ag^iu Joe made the sound of a knife cutting cloth. "He kill horEe. Cut horee all through. Brave man, Giles Elli8. He see me. Hold knife so." Joe described the manner in which the knife was pressed against his throat. Daniel Meade suddenly staggered back, and, going to a cask, drew and drank o?E large draught of ram. Then he walked out of the inn. "And you swore .never to tell," Grizzle aid grimly. "Ju-ee-mo swore." "Well, you have not told. I told you. Was it not me told you Giles EIHb killed the sheep? I only asked you how he did it. Have no fear of Giles Ellis. Bather fear me and keep the secret well. Say to all it was Martin Lee." "I tell all the same." "Aye, and see you do not vary a hair in ; your story. But fear me rather than Giles Ellis, for when I ask you to tell the tniib, find yop do eot tell it was Giles Ellis, it will go hard with you. rear me, I say." The Indian looked at her wicked eyes, fixed upon him sternly, as though she would search his very soul, with fear and dread of her anger. He rose to his feet. Grizzle gave him another draw of rum, took hiii by tbe shoulder, turned his face toward Salem, and bade him begone. Already her customers were in view. The inn would Boon be filled with men eager to discuss the extraordinary occurences of the past week. Indian Joe had revealed all he knew, and his place was worth ten times more than his presence now. "Now, then, Giles Ellis," said Grizzle Meade, as the Indian staggered back to Ka.'ern, *we are even. The same rop# that hangs me will hung you." CHAPTER XVIII. T!TT>UN JOE'S AWITL EXPERIENCE. Although Indian Joe's face was towards Ealem, and his toes pointing in the right diiection, he was not sure he was right. The memory of the threat Grizzle Meade's words implied, and her shining black, bend-like eyes, added to the rum he had im&Tbed, pTbTEiTRJO mUchTbr~Joe'fTbraln. He scarcely knew where he waa. He stag, gered on in a stupid, aimless way, encountering here ana there a passer-by on the road, aud sometimes he accosted trees and stumps. 'Jhon he fell prone npon ti e ground. "It was dark when he woke up He Bcrambled over the ground with his hands and feet, and then stood upright ?nd endeavored to recall the events o: tLe p..st night. Now he remembered his meeting with Giles Elli6. He remembered bow GiJe6 had spurred him into a recital of tbe scene he had witnessed, and reminded him the crime was to be laid on Martin Lee. He tried to recall Ihe number ol times he hid been given rum, then slowly be recalled all the circumstances attending his last visit to Globe Inn. Where was he now? As he looked, something approached him?a monster with a great, glowing eye. It seemed to Indian Joe's eyes to be a6 large as a cow?larger. Ju-ee-mo rubbed his eyes, and looked again. Yes. the animal was there, moving about slowly, with curious, swaying steps. The one eye?it had but one?was fixed full on Indian Joe. He could no* avoid it. Now that he observed the mon? ster closely, it had half a dozen of legs. It would be useless to attempt to escape it Avon if if tcaro nnt lnnkincr nt him with its one great eye. Jn-ee-mo crouched npon the ground in terror. Still the e.\ e moved, the creature's lege moved, bnt it came no nearer. Indian Joe listened; he placed his hand to his ear, and craned his neck forward in the darkneBS. There was a curious sound. Was it the monster's teeth? The thought made the Indian's heart throb. A deadly fear overcame him. Such a sound as that mortal had never heard until now. All the witch stories Indian Joe had listened to in tbe past month were recalled. All the hobgoblins and devils invented by the gossips of Salem passed before his disordered brain in review. This monster 1 was the devil he had heard of. Indian Joe made a noise that was neither a cry nor a grunt, but a blending of both. Suddenly the glowing eye disappeared. The monster was nowhere to be seen. 1 Indian Joe rose slowly, cautiously, stood upright, and looked about him. The cool night wind fanned his cheek. An insect [ whirring pa6t struck him full in the face, > bnt the Indian had 30 eye, no ear for any- j thing but the monster that, reappeared; ' that had fixed Its eye on him again. 1 Nowhe_could see the monster'6 legs 1 plainly. He counted tnem. .tignt lege. ' Ihey moved in the strangest way. Some- 4 times they were bunched together. Some- ( times they seemed to be but a single leg. Then they separated in twos and fours; then tbey seemed to walk off in pairs. The perspiration rolled down Ju-ee-mo's fnee. He wiped hie head with hie hand, and looked again. The great glowing eye was swaying; the monster seemed to be shaking his head at him. Suddenly Juee-mo's mood changed. He laughed softly to himself. The great glowing eye was a lantern. It was swinging in a man's hand. Tne monster with eight legs was four men. Indian Joe could see their outlines quite plainly now. But what were they doing" there, and where were they? They had a spade and a pick. Ju-ee-mo crept forward slowly on his hands and kneee. The lantern showed him four men plainly, but he could not distinguish tbem. Now one was down in the bowels of the earth. Indian Joe could see the others holding the lantern near him; could 6ee the man in the earth stoop and disappear altogether. Was this, then, the opening to the infernal regions? Were these men really men, * or witches, such as he had heard of? 1 Now the man emerged from the bowels of the earth and brought with him an? ? T*1 tMA ana Ubucr, Clou 1U VTUIVO, u u-tc"iuv vvum DVV the others reaching down, grasping the figure in white, and lifting it out of the earth. Ju-ee-mo moved nearer. He beard voices; his curiosity led him to a point where he could see and hear. Ii these were really witches, what a tale he would have for Salem to-morrow! He was fascinated by the spectacle the men 5 and the lantern and the cavity in the Barth presented. He could not resist the inclination to approach the actors in this ' strange scene. * He moved nearer. His 1 Foot caught a twig, the twig snapped, and an inBtant later Ju-ee-mo was stunned by a blow on the head. He was buffeted and kicked and lifted bodily from the ground. A dozen hinds seemed 1 to throw him up in the air and strike 1 him as he fell. A score of feet kicked j and pressed upon him. He was rolled j Dver, crunched, and left for dead. When he rega ned consciousness all was silent The events of the past hour seemed a dream, but Indian Joe's arm, his head, and hi6 b ick told him it was not i ill a dream. He got up with difficulty, j looked about him in the dark, and seeing , what he conceived was the outline of a house near at hand, he walked slowly ind silently away. ' When he related this strange experi- < ince to the people of Salem, they shook < ;heir heads, and some put their tongues . in their cheeks. Indian Joe's weakness *as well known. Besides, he had been jfen half drank the day before. What more natural than that he should dream ae beheld theee things? What would the men be doing digging in the ground? If it were the evil one, he did not need a lantern; everybody knew he could piovide himself with as much light as he wanted to. And who would be bent on such silly Pork as dicsrine holes in the earth? So IndifQ?T0$'6 B'ory found Tew liBten. t'rs, and no credence. One effect produced wcs unnoticed al the time. It weakened his narrative o 1 :he killing of John Winslow'e horse and sheep. Even the gossips asked each sther if a man who told such prodigious lies, and stack to them, as Joe did to hiB, :ould be believed. j (,nArix>n aia> giles ellis' miscalculations. When the 6trange story Indian Joe related came to Giles Ellis' ears, that indi- 1 vidual gave it immediate credence. It *ae 1 politic to do bo. He foresaw the effect il 1 would have upon his statements concern- | ing the crime charged to Martin Lee. He ( was desirous of meeting his tool. If il had been in his power to overtake him J and silence him for a time, he would have 1 done it; but he did cot deem it politic to i be seen in Joe's company. \ To counteract the ridicule Joe's Ftorj , t>icited. GileB Ellis artfully manufactured a lie out of whole cloth. The mannei ' in which this was done, though ingen* 1 lous, was a6 old as human craft and cun- 1 ning. He himself directed the conversation to the 6toryJoe had related, then proceeded in this wise: "It seems incredible, beyond belief, neightors, but I have heard of things as I strange, and not from the Indian, but j Irom others?responsible men." A remark like this in those days "%s sufficient to inflame listeners with curi. o.sity. Then Giles fenced skillfully. O, do not quote me in the matter. I only repeat what I heard. Did you not hear anything about the finding of Martin Lee's body?" Of course, the listeners knew nothing, whereupon Giles proceeded in this wise; "Well, 'tis said?mind I'm only tolling what was told me?'tio said Martin Lee's body was found. That somebody dng it up and moved it away to a sifer place, where it will never be given up till the eea gives up its dead." When the curious naturally asked who exhumed the remains, and when and where they were observed, Giles was not permitted to say more. He affected the manner of a man who had already told too much. Bo now the gossips, forgetting the ridicule thev had heaped uuoa Indian Joe. coolly repeated the'story of the exhuming of Martin Lee's body, anl related how they had been spirited away. Indian Joe bad witnessed their actions, but he could not tell how many were tbere. or their names. And then, too, he was black and blue with the beating be had received when discovered by tboso who had carried away all that was left of Martin Lee. It will not surprise the reader when he is told that the last person to bear this story was the one most interested in it. John Lee was profoundly ignorant of India? Joe's extraordinary story, and nothing or the version GTies Ellis' improved appendix furni6bed. Once more the public sentiment turned, and now numbers believed that Martin Lee's remains had been exhumed and secreted in 6ome out-of-the-way place by somebody. But now the queNtion arose?who helped John Lee? If there were four in the business, then John Lee bad three good friends. Who were the friends? Immediately public opinion fixod on Arthur Proctor as one of the peisons. John Lee was the moving spirit, of course. Possibly the other two were familiars of the witches! It was 6uch wretched suppositions ab these the people offered to Bupport their opinion when tangible evidence wa6 demanded. At a time when the chance remarks o.f mere children were twisted i?? to proof deemed sufficient io hang women who, until the people became crazed with the fear of witchcraft, were considered respectable and worthy, it is not difficult to imagine the form the story took inside n-f tnroTi v.-fnTir VinriTB xcViPn thfl Marshal of Salem encountered Giles Ellis. "Know ye aught of the story I hear of John Lee and young Proctor?" "I can answer both if you will tell me what you have heard," "Well, I have heard that John Lee, Arthur Proctor, and two others," the Marshal emphasized the words, "have dug up Martin Lee and thrown his tody into the pea" "Ah! I did not hear what disposition they made of the body. I heard the same." "Tie Baidyoif know more than you care to tell?'' "I know no more than I hear others Bay * "You can at least tell me who saw the body?" "I do not know." "So, then, you will swear you saw nothiDg?" "That I can swear cheerfully." Yet spite of this positive assertion, Giles Ellis continued to be quoted. The Marshal, who was in the performance of his duty, heard much that was contradictory and unworthy a moment's considerition. He anticipated the result, how. Bver. He foresaw plainly he would be ordered to apprehend John Lee aud irthur Proctor?that they would be sailed upon to answer the charge that hev had exhumed and tossed the remains -? wt av_ rr? L)I JXLH 2~l 1II uetJ liiLU llit? oca* uc uoou lbove all things to confront Proctor and Lee with Giles Ellis, whom he now both iieliked and dreaded. There was a coolness, a self-satisfied manner, a lofty bearing, that proclaimed to the world Giles EIIib pUced a propel estimate on himself and all belonging to aim. He was a man who asserted himself?who questioned, others, but relented anything like criticism on him 01 lis motives. The world has improved lomewhat since Giles Ellis lived, bat his :ounterpart is to be found in every :hurch, township and ward in the coun;ry to-day. The Marshal of Salem parted from jiles Eliis with many misgivings of >vil. In his secret soul Samuel Hobbs leemed Giles Ellis a consummate hypocrite. But he dare not atterhis thought. 3n the contrary, a whisper might work nuch mischief. HiB duties were euffi:iently disagreeable now, but he had it n hie power to soften misfortune to hie riends, and chief among them, as we lave seen, he esteemed John Lee. [TO BE CONTINUED. 1 The Yalae of Fish as Food. Professor W. 0. Atwater has just con?^?? ??^ ?i.? J., iVtA oK/i m i _ I ciuueu uu ciuauBLivt; bluu) ui iuc vu?u?cal composition and nutritive values of food fish and the aqnatic invertebrates, which is presented in the lost report issued by tlje United States Fish Commissioner. Therr is ample variety of fish food in this country, as Professor Atwater tells us that we may select from no less than 1000 different species of fish. The following are the deductions as to the food value of fiab; Comparing the Sesh of domestic animals and ol fish, the latter contains more water and less fat, find hence less nutritive material pound for pound. In the fiesh of the flounder there is sixteen per cent, of nutrients, in the codeichteen, while in lean beef there is from twenty-five to thirty-two per ce^t. The fatter fish, as the herring, mackerel, salmon, shad, and whitefish, approach nearer to beef. In dry or salt 5sh the nutrients are increased, and salted codfish contains twenty-eight per :ent., salt mackerel forty-seven, and Jesicated cod as high as eighty-two per :ent. Oysters have little of the nutriints, only from nine fo nineteen, lobsters ibout eighteen per cent. In the consumption of fresh fish, as bought in the market, by the pound, the quantity of refuse, bone, skin, is more considerable by comparison than that of meat, unless 1 piece of the latter with too much bone s bought. It has taken a number of years to make ;ht public get rid of the idea that in xif-inrr fich it. was nrnfurinor additional quantities of phosphorus. Professor J i.?watej\Js very emphatic in regard to 1 his. He says: 4'There is a widespread notion that fish jontains large proportions of phosphorus, ind is on that account particularly valuable for brain food. The percentage of phosphorus in the analysis of fish is not arger than is found in the flesh of other inimals used for food. But if even the ish were richer in phosphorus, there is 30 proof that it would on that account ue better for brain food. The question 5t the nourishment of the brain and the aources of the intellectual energy are too indeterminate to allow decisive statements and toe abtruse for speedy solution. There is no experimental evidence to warrant the assumption that fish is more valuable than meats or other food material for the nourishment of the brain.?New York Times. The Ram in NaYal Warfare. Naval authorities assert that rams will be the most effective weapons in the Daval conflicts of the future. In the building of every battle-ship nowaway? much attention is given to making the stem as powerful as possible, in order that she may ram an adversary effectively. Methods of conflict on the sea are reverting, curiously enough, to thoso practised 2000 years ago, when Rome was mistress of f.he waves. Then vessels of war were propelled by two or threo banks of oars, now they are driven by two or three screws. Then, as now, the most deadly blow was 6truck with the ram. Then, as now, the commanding officer stood in a "conning tDwer," directing the movements of the ship, issuing orders for the launching of missiles against the enemy, and at the critical moment "giving the stem" to an opposing craft. Iu order to conceive the power of a modern ram, imagine a ship weighing 5000 tons driven at a speed ot fifteen miles an hour against a floating antagonist! The force of the blow can be figured out by multiplying the mass into the square of the velocity. Twin screws help quick steering so much that a vessel so equipped is hard to strike, but practice in this kind of manoeuvre is obtained by European officers with twinscrew launches, which, with well-padded bows, rush at each other, and tight as men do with soft gloves.?Boston Transcript. . HAWAII: THE SANDWICH ISLANDS AND THEIK PEOPLE. Size and Government of the Islands ?Honolulu, the Capital City? A Fast Dylnjf Race? The National Food. rOR some time past it has been asserted that the people of the Sandwich Islands has d esi re d annexation with the United fx W States. The New W i la York Advertiser asI II serta ^at new Hawaiian Legislature ? ff w was elected on the \ annexation issue, and in an article on the islands and its people :SS^ J gives some interesting information. The Hawaiian Archipelago comprises a group of eight inhabited islands, 2000 miles southwest of San Francisco. They have an area of 6480 square miles, being about equal to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware combined, and having a population twice the size of that of the least populous State in the Union, Nevada, and considerably more than the last admitted State of Idaho. The chief city is Honolulu, the capital, with a population of 23,000. The Government is at present a limited Constitutional Monarchy, with a form as to its rojal branch superficially like that of England, but with a constitution modeled after that of the United States. ExnAwo, ;Q jn four Ministers Cl/UUTb UV/ II Wk <w . appointed by the Sovereign. The Legislature con8ists of two bodies of twentyfour members each, the Upper House be- i ing composed of nobles who are elected i by voters having an annual income of $600, and who are able to read and write. The electors of the Lower House must be able to read and write, and pay at least $5 annually in taxes. The first glimpse the tourist gets of the Hawaiian Islands is bleau and for~ J ?> !-= > r * p 1 ' f <L (I 1TARB0R OF bidding, and, therefore, disappointing, ns seven days of steaming to the south i and west under bright skies, and through balmy, velvety northeast trade winds i usually arouse visions of verdure-clad ] hills and tropic bowers. Instead of this, < however, the peaks of Oahu, on which 1 Honolulu is situated, rise bare and jagged i against the sky. They are 2000 feet i high, and time was when they presented a truly tropical appearance, hut of late years wild goats have denuded the inac- < cessible eastern portions of the island of i their verdure. But with the aid of a < nioce i frinao nf crrefnerv is seen alone 6IU4iW ^ ? -**n * w the base of the cliffs, where the bottom- i lands have been utilized for sugar plan- i tations. Off to the southwaid looms Molokai, ' the island on which the lepers are sequestered. Two or three hours' sailing, during which the southern extremity of Oahu i6 rounded, and the port of Honolulu bursts into view from behind an imposing promontory called Diamond Head. The capital city, with its 23,000 people, lies on a partially land-locked bay, and rises gently Irom the water's edge to the foot hills, embowered in palm and vine and a wreath of tropical QUEEN LIL1C0KALANT. flora in endless variety, for the enterprising inhabitants have transplanted every available tropical plant from all parts of the world. The city itself is quaint and picturesque, and to the American eye affords a delightful novelty that doep not pall after months of residence. There is a large Chinese quarter, tnai ior residences are almost invariably low and made of wood, for the islands arc subject to earthquakes, though none of any severity have occurred in recent years, practical purposes is a section of Hong Kong transplanted bodily to the "Peaceful Isles." Several thousand Portuguese, mostly from the Azore Islands, have settied in one portion of the town, building little cottages aud cultivating gardens. The Kanakas arc, of course, everywhere. The more pretentious and luxurious homes are, as a rule, those of Americans and English and the more wealthy natives and half-castes. The In the business section the buildings rarely rise beyond two stories, though many of the public buildings are imposing and would be a credit to any rich community. An absence of chimneys strike the stranger as peculiar,and there is probably not a heating stove or a fireplace in the whole city, and no excuse for any, as the temperature is like an American June at its best the year around. Honolulu is itself a littla Paris in all the things that appeal to the senses,and, too, a Paris uv.der the Empire. There is mor'j wealth and more luxury than in : any city of its size in America. It has sixty-seven miles of streets and drives, fifteen miles of street railway, reads by electric light and talks over 1300 telephones. It has a public library, a college, public hospital, an elaborate pub THE 110YAL PALACE. ' lie school system, education being compulsory, a fine State theater, a Y. M. C. A. DUliaiDg, guuu Wttict wumo auu n large paid tire depertment,equipped with the best machines. One fire company is composed entirely of Chinamen, and when it is called out other spectacular attractions have no charms for the public. Among other public institutions may be mentioned the Old Folks' Home lor native Hawaiians, a public hospital and the Oahu State Prison. The native Hawaiians are dying out, as did the Maories of New Zealand, and from much the same causes. There are now about 40,000 full-blooded natives on the islands, and about 8000 half-castes. The former are decreasing at about the rate of two per cent, a year, and it is estimated that they will practically disappear as a race in ab out thirty years. It is believed that 100 yeara ago, when Captain Cook discovered the islands, they supported a population of 400,000 souls. Even the most conservative estimates place the number at not less tban auu,uuu. to me simpie isianu ~ * i HONOLULU. ers of that period the discoverers were supernatural beings who breathed flame and smoke. They believed that Cook was the great God Lono, and worshiped him as such. The history of the islands during this period reads like a Scottish border war tale. The islanders were then at the height of their powers, physical and mental. They were brave to an incredible degree, and generous to a fault. But Cook, after sailing away, came back arrogant beyond measure, and abused the hospitality of the natives, destroying the superstitious adoration in which he had been held. A rupture occurred over Cook's attempting to recover a boat stolen by some of the Kanakas. In the dispute one of his men killed a native cbief. This infuriated them, and Cook himself shot a man who had hit him with ~ * * I J a stone. In tne struggle ne waa ueuru w proan. This settled the subject or bis deityship. They exclaimed: "He is no god!" and killed him at the water's edge us he was endeavoring to escape. Peace was patched up afterward, but the downfall of the race commenced at that time. In the face of probable extermination, and in spite of the fact that the native is getting crowded out between the plodding industry of the Chinese in the lower walk of life and the aggressive commercial policy of the whites, yet he is happy and cheerful, apparently content to take what comes and alike regardless of the value of money or what the future may have in store for him. The Dative Hawaiians are averse to field work, and not, as a rule, being able to bold positions requiring executive or administrative ability, they are forced into those walks of life where 1 ' ? - mAnfol uffnrf nenner great, pu^siuai uui wtuu? is required. They are very satisfactory as policemen, hack drivers, firemen and longshoremen. As stevedores and deckhands, their equal does not exist on earth. As common sailors, boatmen and cowboos they show marvelous skill and endurance. The native, uncontaminated by foreign influence, is happy, carelcss, fond of fiowers and music, fhll of sentiment and wholly untouched by sordid cares. If he takefc a fancy to one, no favor is too great to lay on the altar of friendship. If not. he will even refuse to do business with the obnoxious stranger. The love of flowers is a marked race characteristic. and the group of Kanaka women making wreaths on the sidewalk flower market is one of the picturesque sights of Honolulu. As the women grow old they run to phenomenal obesity, and no woman is too old or too fat to bedeck herself in wreaths and garlands on such a trivial occasion as going to market. She may be barefooted, ana A NATIVE CANOE. her Mother Hubbara, which is the uai versal dress among the lower classes, may be torn, but she is not fully dressed without a jaunty sailor hat having a crown of natural flowers rising on the brim. The national drink is "sandpaper gin," and the national food is poi. This is a paste slightly soursd, made from the taro root. These roots are about the size of a turnip, and on being pounded, to extract the fiber, produce a flour, starchy in chsracer, which is I mixed with water and allowed to ferment. It 1b properly eaten with the fingers. Paste so thick that oue finger only is required to capture a mouthful ie ono-finger poi. Fermenting a day longer it becomes thinner and requires two fingers to properly handle it. It is then called two-linger poi. Beyond the fourfinger limit it becomes unmanageable and requires thickening with fresh stock. Poi is eaten with a little salted fish as a relish. It is really indistinguishable from common bill sticker's paste somewhat soured. The taste for it has to be cultivated, but once acquired it is found an ideal hot-climate diet. The present ruler, Queen Liliuokalani, who ascended the throne upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua, is a per son of much culture and dignity, ana is very punctilious in matters of court etiquette. She has a stipend, as Queen, of $20,000 per annum, to which is added the income of the crown lands, amounting to about $75,000 yearly, a sum sufficient to maintain royal state in very good style. The royal castle is an imposing structure located in a large park. There is a standing army of sixty-four men all told. The late King endeavored to establish a navy, and procured one steamer which he refitted and thanned, and sent of? to annex Samoa to his kingdom. The exploits of the navy in this enterprise have never been equalled outside a comic opera. Hawaiian royalty costs the people about $150,000 per year. Doi'S That Work Hard. The ccntTe of attraction at Linz was the market-place. There were to be seen every morning scores of the queer teams DOG STEED OF AN AUSTRIAN WOMAN. composed of peasant women and big work-dogs that so offend the American eye in Austria. ' Women and dogs! Why are these two? the only two of God's creations that are capable of giving themselves, entirely and unreservedly, over to man's service; the only two capable of kissing his hand if he strikes, and of loving even the foot that brutally kicks?why are they so often coupled together in their humiliation? In the churches of holy Russia there is an inner sanctuary where men and boys may go at will, but which is " forbidden to women and dogs." And here in Austria, stronghold of haughty and "chivalrous aristocracy," of imperial pomp and conservative pride of race, one of the saddest and commonest sights of the road are these two, literally narneesea together, toiling along with wagon3 loaded with country produce or city merchandise, sometimes with hugh cans of mils. The dogs always seemed to me to b< pulling under protest, and out ot fear ol a cutting little whip which is ever in the woman's hand, hanging above them like the sword of Damocles, writes a traveler in Outing. After stopping they usually bark excitedly when ordered to resume their task, rhe Austrian tells you this barking is for joy, and because they positively love to pull. Gammon! A dog toiling along, harnessed to a wagon, is a painful eight, and this most devoted of man's fourfooted friends, when in that position, wears the unmistakable stamp of the de - ? ? j _ j I gradation of slavery, ne Das aesceuueu to a scale of society immeasurably lower than that to which he, by virtne of his character and intelligence, belongs. 8omehow, one's sympathies go out to the dog, even more than to the woman. One unconsciously reasons the matter out on a descending scale. The woman is her good man's slave and helpmate# but the work-dog looks the very 6lave of a slave. The woman with the whip seems to be revenging herself on him for the humiliation of her own position. A New Pond Dredger. People in old mill towns and villages who are desirous of preventing the spread NEW POND DREDGER. * * -1 * ?211 UA infOFQflfoH oi miasmauc diseases win uc iu?.u.vU in the mechanical appliance shown in the accompanying illustration, which has been designed by an English inventor for removing mud and refuse from ponds, canals or other stretches of water. His machine consists of a box-shaped receiver, mounted on broad, hollow wheele in such a manner as to allow the bottom of the arrangement to slide upon the ground. The end and bottom of the dredger'are movable, so that when it is being hauled back the gearing allows the end to fall upon the ground. When the rope is tightened the bottom slides in place, and the open end, which is lying flat, is pulled to a vertical position, thus causing the machine to act a9 a scoop. At a recent test of the apparatus upwards of a ton of sludge was brought to the bank every journey. The use of the sliding bottom is intended to allow of the dredge being easily emptied when brought to the shore. The Chemical Action of Livln?. The mere maintenance of conscious* ness involves considerable chemical action in the braiD, and the variations of temperature due to attention, pain, or other sensation are small. Narcotics and anaesthetics suspend the chemical functions of the nerve cells. In a dog. made insensible by anaesthetics, there is no longer a rise of temperature on stimulating its brain with electricity, and Professor Mosso suptoses that the physical basis of the men tal processes is of tne nature of chemical action.?Galignani Messenger. The cartridges of Germany, Austria, and Belgium have a groove at the end instead of an enlargement at the base, the advantage of which is that the cartridge is packed more easily. He Walks on His Hands. Jules Keller, the famous gymnast, whose arms take the place of his legs,; was born in Prussia twenty-six years ago.! When a lad he was apprenticed to a trapeze performer. When he was twel7? years old he was performing in St. Petersburg with his master, who used to! M&S&tti JULES KELLER. catch him as be swung off a trapeze. One night he dropped Jules, who fell fifty feet, striking on his legs and back, and he was taken home to die in the ?<old mother's" arms. Instead of dying Keller recovered a little of the sense of . feeling in his legs, while the strength:; which had been crushod out of theni found its way into his hands and arms. For three years he was confined to h&v bed. Then he began practicing the feat*>? tilttb LlttVC iuauc uiiii tatuviui u? puavr ticed until he felt sure that his .bodjr. would follow unerringly the orders at'i his fingers. Then he sought a public ea*^ gagemeat and obtained it on the strengh of his baluster feat. ThUcp'ri-" sists in his running upstairs on his hands and sliding down a banister, also on his hands, with his paralyzed legs balanced in the air. Of all the feats which Keller has since added to his repertory this first one remains the most popular. The athlete's hands, on which he walks, jumps, slides and does all sorts of difficult things, are smooth and firm,but not caloused. mrm , ,."VMaori Women.. The young Maori women are often very gbod-lookir.g, with splendid black or dark brown eyes, masses of black hair?never wool?snow-white teeth, and supple, round, well-shaped figures and limbs. They develop ve'y early, a girl of thirteen or fourteen being quite woman and often a mother; and, as they get older, they soon become coarse and ponderous. They are of a laughing, MAORI WOMAN A2JP CHILD. good-natured, amiable disposition, and j thoee who have come within the sphere ' of their charms say they have wonderfully seductive ways. It is not uncommon for white men to * many Maori girls; but the initances of . white women marrying Maori husbands ' are extremely few. The half castes are ! a very handsome race, some of the giils being perfect belles. Many of them are as good as they arc agreeable. They are usually delicate : and the women bear few children, if 3 any; so that there is no likelihood of n mixed population springing up to any large extent. The process is entirely one of whiteniag the Maoris, not of blackening the Pakehas.?Cosmopolitan. Ail 0Yen-Like Atmosphere. I met yesterday an old friend who had just returned from Arizona. He looked thin and worn, and was glad to get back to. a country where the heat was ) bearable. ('I came t&rougn luma a week ago," he said, "and of all the hot places this side of a great future it is the hottest. Thert were only six poor men in the coach on the Sante Fe on which I lay panting. We stripptd to our undershirts and summer trousers and gasped as we came thtough that valley. There at Yuma, which is about the near, est thing to the Mexican 'sun, silence and adobe,' nothing is done by the railroad company but take on coal an<|pvater. J It is so hot there in the summer monthg, that they can't handle railioad'iron, apd , the atmosphere in the valley, which i8/below the level of the sea, is absolutely thick and is hard to draw into the lungs. It's like molasses?not the least bit of aggeration."?Kansas City Times. ? 1 Tounsr Van der Million?"Wouldn'tit be rare fun for us to become engaged just for the summer, you know?" She?"Just the thing! I never did believe in long engagements."?Life. A ride for a :vager, between Berlin and Vienna, the competitors traveling in opposite directions, has been arranged between a number of German and Austrian officers. The Emperors William and Franci9 Joseph both give prizes, the first of which is to be a thousand pounds. Table lamps of crystal with white lace shades are a crazc among people who have sufficient money to buy them.