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I L, C. HAYNE, Prcs'fc P. G. FORD, Cashier.^
Capital, $250,000.
Undlvwld*FSIfltB } $110,000.
Facilities of our magnlflcent Now Vanlt
containing 410 SafotY-Locls Boxea, Differ
ent. Sizes are offered to oui' patrons , and
the public at 83.00 to 910.00 per annum.
A T\ A \ira T)T> f\ DD TT?TAT)
Fays Interest
on Deposits
Ii. O. H AT.VF,
VOL. LXV. NO. 2.
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- The ?rea on the . hills wera the
warning. The farmers were com
mandeered, that is, every able-bodied
man between 16 and 60 in the district
. -was cnHed to take Ms horse, his "bil
tong** or dried beef jratiou, his rifle
and ammunition and puoceed at once
_:"'tff CR?rre?^3ezvoas> thence, to proceed
against the fierce and warlike Zulus,
who had again raided the Transvaal.
Farmer Patter sa Idled np and harried
off, as his first duty was, bat first he
called to him Piet, his son, and sol
. ernnly spoke to him.
"SOD of mine," said the farmeras?l
dier, 4'yon are not yet man tall ehough
to face the Znln iurpis in open field,
bnt to your care I give mein vronw
and your little sister Greta and Pre
torias, your brother. Yon mnst, if
need be, play a man's part, for, eide?
the two gold prospectors left the farm
at the sign of war, there is none to
'take command of the Kaffir servants
but you?'*
Then Piet said without bravado:
'Toa may trust,- my father, for,
though I be not a man, still I am a
- Boer."
So the farmer rode away, and Piet,
thus promoted to command, withdrew
into the sitting room, and almost at
once his troubles began* Hrs first care
was to clean and load all firearms.
These hung on the walls, and some
ware old-fashioned aad without am
muniton to fit them. But Pict's eye,
seeking his own pet light ri?e, which
he had won ina shooting match against
all boys of his age for many miles
round, missed it He was startle!,
for it is ulmost criminal to meddle
with another man's glory-his rifle,
and he sought Pretorins to seo if that
nuibitiou? youth had taken it down.
Pretorins had it not, and Piet ran out
to call Malaln, a native Borvant, with
sudden fear in his soul. Mal ul a did
not come at the call, and Piet, with a
pale face, thought for a moment, and
then, taking his old gun and belt,
leaped bareback on a horse, without
a word to alarm the family, and rode
off unseen at a gallop. He rode to
the cornfield, where the native labor
ers should have been working. The
green corn waved in the wind deserted.
Kot a man was in sight. He dashed
to the meadows down tho valley,
where the herders should. have beeu
with the cattle. Here, in spite of him-.
self, tears sprang to his eyes, for the
cattle were gone, and- the herders
were absent. The great grassy fields
were silent as were those, of corn. .
"They have deserted us, as soon as
. my father's back was turned," cried
./Piet in dismay. "And they were not
'rrSi?ns': ic OB-t? ''gBue.?SasfWHIlgi
among the Kaffir tribes?"
. At that thought ho trembled,but Li
had still vigor enough io ride tb the
top of a kopje near by.-' From the
peak he had a view of much country,
t and saw a cloud of dus t far away, which
he guessed was made by the stolen
cattle. '
"Never mind, " said Piet; "if we
beat the Zulus we shall get them back
with interest"
. Theo he dug bis heels - into his
horse's ribs and dashed down the
hillside. He had seen, half a ?aile
away, a black figure moving swiftly
across the veldt, and the sun glaacod
from something borne on his shoulder
-a gun, Malula. Before the traitor
servant was aware of pursuit, Piet
was within 400 yards of him. Then
the Kaffir heard the horse's hoofs and
turned. For a moment the black
seemed inclined to run, bnt changed
his mind as the boy shouted to him
angrily. Malula deliberately raised
the stolen rifle to his shoulder. Piet
threw himself from the horse, as a bul
let whistled over the vacant saddle.
The boy, already a hunter,, replied,
with .but a hasty glauco through his
eights, aqd Malula uttered a howl and
staggered and fell to the ground struck
in the. chest. Piet felt a spasm of
horror. Deer a-plenty had he shot,
but never till now a man, so that his
.heart fora1 flash. ^toodnJliUll, and his
own face, wa* .deathlike.; ^He rode
.slowly up to Malulo, and found the
Kaffir writhing in a death agony. Piet
again dismounted and attempted to
offer aid, but the savage repulsed him.
'"With a look' of hate he glared at the
boy, and cried in his own. tongue:
"I am one, but tonight come the
Zulu, and no white thing on the farm
shall live. For mine there shall be ten
So he died, glorying in the hope of
a speedy revenge, and the Boer boy,
.?leaving him, recovered his new rifle
? and rode slowly and mournfully home
i ward. Here his troubled mother met
"Piet," she said, "the Kaffirs have
left us.
"I know," said he, and looked into
her brave face, and told her what had
happened and what Malula had said
of the nearness of the Zulus.
"If my father had known it," said
her son, "he would not have left ns."
"He was commandeered," said the
Boer wife. "It was his duty. Country
first-always, my son."
"But," said Piet, in much pertur
bation, "my father did not think the
blacks would fly. He thought that
they, Basutos, would fight their old
enemy, the Zulu. If these come, what
are we to do? Shall we leave the
farm and trek to Van Boeven's?"
The Beer mother pressed her lips
with a frown of pride.
"That was not well said, my son,"
she answered. "Oom Putter said
'Stay.' As he obeyed his general and
went, so we shall obey him, and s toy
and fight till hq comes."
It was a Roman speech. Even ns
the words came from her mouth, she
looked round and saw Piet, a well
grown boy of 15-years; Greta, a child
of ll; little Pretorins, and the baby
a goodly garrison to defend the hearth!
But she saw that hearth-she saw the
dear walls her husband had. built to
bring her home as n bride; she saw
the fields he had tilled and the barns
he had raised, and seeing them, she
would have fought to the last scratch
of her nails, like a wildcat, rather than
give them np.
"Besides," said she hopefully,
"wbfth contd the wretch Malula know
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th?t w? ddn'tr Th? Zulus c?nndt b?
near? and if thc are, tlie farmers have
ont their scoilt i?d they say the Eng
lish from Natui are also, ready; Be
fore they reach our farm the Boers
must meet them, and surely the sav
ag^.shojl hastrickeuV*,.. .,. .
Ndfhi?g uior? Was said sbotit d?
Serting the home?tedd; Vr??w Putter
Went about her work quietly, b?t Pi?t
began to prepare; Now the farmhouse
was roomy and the garrison a most
petty one, and puzzle over the rdatt?r
as he might; th? boy cod ld ndt sec hdw
its rough stone walla could be pro
tected at once on all sides, if the at
tacking force was to be a largs one.
His mother was as about as. good a
Elliot as ho, and even Greta could dis
cbarge a gun at a pinch) but two er
three guns could ddt pr?t?ct flo rani
bling a building. Piet came - to that
conclusion with a feeling akin to
despair, until, at last, as he stood in
the broad yard looking at the. house,
the chickens came clucking about him
in their search for food, and he had
an idea?
All day he Worked busily, leaving
his mother to the obildreu, and by
nightfall he had prepared a fort to
Withstand a siege. Two or three times
faring the afternoon he had slipped
off to the top of the kopje, where he
could look afar,but each time he Came
back, having seen nothing b'at the
rolling veldt They had supper, and
again Piet slipped away and came
back, ?but now with a grim fa*e.
"Mother," he -whispered, **from the
west I heard the war song of the
Zulan.- It came faintly with the wind.
In the direction also of Van Boeven's
farm the skies are red, and if I go at
dark I fear I shall see the flamee nsing
irom their barns."
The mother gathered her baby tight
iu her arms for a moment, and then
quietly asked her eldest:
"Are the gun? cleaned and loaded?"
"Yes," said Piet, "and, mother, if
you appiuve.we must leave the house.
It is too big and rambling for. ns two
to protect."
"Leave the house?"
<:Not very far," said Piet, and ex
In that land of few dwellers, space
is not of much consideration. The
farm buildings were quite widely scat
tered, and Farmer Putter had built
his cowbyres and pigpens and BQ on a
proper distance away fro m his house
walls. All tne afternoon Piet had been
marching, laden with packages and
bundles, between the house1 aud the
out-buildings. Now, when it was dark,
Jae*put out ail the-iights.ol thahouse,.
aud tho*'windows and tfoora were
'stoutly "barV?d.
"Where are we going to sleep?" the
children asked,accustomed to rise and.
lie down with the sun, and Piet an
swered chserfu'.ly: "In the chioken
The children, at first astonished and
incredulous,were delighted when they
discovered that their brother meant
what he said, for the sight of the
chickens feeding had given the boy
the necessary idea. If the house were
too big, the coop could not be acofcsed
of that fault. About the rocky kopje
stones were plenty and more oouveu
ieut than wood. Therefore, Piet had
aided his father in building a solid af
fair to shelter the many fowls. It was
?tone.aud high and roomy. Piet, dur
ing the afternoon, had made on each
side, by careful removal of stones,
loopholes, aud carried to the henhouse
the more precious articles in the house,
with all the ammunition and gund.
Now the chickens, squawking, were
ruthlessly turned out, and the little
family went in, the youngsters gig
gling. The door which Piet had
strengthened was closed, and the gar
rison prepared. Vrouw Putter was
not without experience in war's
alarms. She looked round with a
brave smile.
"Well doue, Piet," she said, and
calmly began to examine the guns,
*.'hile, at the same time quieting the
children, who, now in the dark and
disturbed by such preparations, began
to be afraid. Agau Piet slipped away
to the kopje, aud when he came back
he said: "Flames are rising from the
Van Boeven's, and the war song is
coming near."
"Loud?" the vrouw asked, briefly.
"Not very," her don answered, pil
ing rocks against the door.
"A detached party," said his
mother, quietly. "If the Lord wills
it, we will protect; our own.'*
And she made them all kneel down
and pray, and then sing a psalm.
It was a fitfully moonlight night in
the dry season, and chilly. White
clouds pursued the moon after hiding
it and leaving the veldt in darkness,
then passing on and flooding the land
with Bil very beams. For a long time
all was very still. At last Piet, peer
ing ont of his loophole to the west,
saw a shadow among the shadows, and
this shadow moved and glided and,
came swiftly up the slope on which the
chicken coop stood between the house
and the trees by the river. It was
followed by another and another and
another and another, coming on like
wild ducks in a V or wedge, and from
the heart of the shadows came a low
hum-the song of the Imp's.
"How many?" the mother asked,as
the moon shone ont, and Piet told
ht ir there were about 20, with shields
and assegais,for in those days firearms
wore not common among the Kaffir
tribes as npw.
"A raiding party," said Vrouw Put
ter, cud took command. Piet ' was
oag'jr to fire at once, but she forbade.
The children were very quiet, though
trembling. The savages came on and
halted, aud came ou again, now silent
and apparently puzzled at there beiug
no sign of life about the house. AH
tho coop stood it could not be readily
discerned in tho shadow of the slope.
Again* the Zulus advanced.
"Mother," said Piet, "if they get
close to the house they will fire it "
tho nodded, but waited until the
savage* .were, ouly fifty vardo away,
then-"Fire" she whispered, and from
her own loophole and from Piet's at
the fame instant streamed a flame, and
the" Zulus g?ve one great cry of rage
?dd Astonishment} ?s ^wU df their
nd m ber threw their arms' High add fell;
their shields clattering beside'. them1;
At once little Greta and Pretoilus did
their part, and with incredible bravery
ia such infants forebore even to trem
ble, but handed up fresh guns, while
the two defenders - passed the empty
ones down to be loaded by these small
bdt trdin??1 ?inger's. The Znlusjhow
?ver; did ?bt, fall back: Fdribris df
being taken By surprise1 they dashed,
rtt th? little fort, and . a shower of
spears came clashing against the stone
walls. Crack! again went the guns,
and again a howl of pain resounded
through the night. The Zulus were
?inib?t id tbnch df the fort, and were
pressing onward; tine on {dp" of the
Oth?r, with their f?rdoiOtis yells,when
A tall man among them with an iron
ring on his head; sign of ad induna
Chief} shouted a command, and at
t?nce his warriors fell back.
"MUtliet;" cried Piet,, as they
seized fresh rifle?, "don't lot them
think that we are so few. Greta and
Pretorias, load ns fast as you can.
Mother, let us fire continuously and,
thinking we are numerous, they will
Vrouw Putter iWd?ci fions??t; and
at on?e these two valiant defenders di
hearth and home begun from the half
dozen firearms at their disposal to
pour bullets into the retreating crowd
of naked blacks. They could uot tell
what actual effect their missiles had,
Bi'.ve for au occasional cry from the
warriors, b?t they hoped -that a >
quick and withering a fir? w?uld de
ceive th9 party. In this manner,
however, they used up a good de?l of
arum uni: ion from the t.ro boxes of
Bar tri tige s Piet had carried to the
chickea coop; With hardly rt pause,
the induna gave his srtv. ; sa their in
structions, amt sudden tiley rafi
apart from one another , lid moon
light and surrounded th- inhouse
and came at it from three s Now,
indeed, the bosieged were h ont to
it, but never quailed. Gretu k the
lightest rifle, aud, little girl oUgh
Bhe was, her father and brother and
eveu her mother had taught her to
nse it. She took-position, a whito
facod heroine, at one side, and her
mother and Piet in their old places.
Down came the Zulus, casting spears
before them, and sheltered by their
loug, tough bullhide shields. Crack!
crack! cruckl swiftly the rifles rang
out, and still the Zulus rushed on.
The fingers of little Pretorins were
busy on the floor of the hut, loading
the rifles now geiting hot. Crack!
crack! The savages reached the wall;
one scrambled to the roof; he thrust a
spear down a crack. The Boer's wife
cried out; 'her shoulder was pierced.
But Pict's voice w as triumphant as a
veil came from the induna himself.
"I aimed for the chief and got him!"
cried the boy, and indeed the induna
seemed badly hurt, for he limped
back, supported, and again called off
his soldiers. Piet ran to his mother
and . helped her bandageL?he wounded
"It is nothing," she said, bravely,
and added more softly, "nor my life,
either, if children and home are
Suddenly little Pretorius cried out
In dismay.
"Piet," he said, "there are no more
cartridges. " *
It was true. One box was empty,
md the other covered box did not
auld ammunition. Piet lcoked aud
despaired. Two gold prospectors had
been staying at the farm who used
dynamite in j their work. They had
?jone off at sign of trouble, but had
left some tools and things behind. In
this box which Piet had carr ed off for
ammunition, were instead some sticks
of dynamite.
"I-have-betrayed-my father's
trust!" cried Piet. "My mistake has
been our ruin!"
And he flung himself in despair
against the wall. Bat his mother,
finding nothing but empty guns,
kneeled quietly down and prayed, her
babies about her. She had done all
Bhe could. The rest lay with a higher
For a moment Piet was crazy, and
then recovered himself. He looked
through his loophole. The Zulus
were in a group quite a hundred yards
away, almost indistinguishable in the
night. Even as Piet looked they
moved and he knew they were about
to attack again. With a shout of rage
the furious boy suddenly stooped to
the dangerous box he had carried from
the house, and theu drow down the
rocks from the door and burst out. In
his hands he carried two sticks of dy
namite, carried such deadly things in
his hands that a stumble meant de
struction. Yet he dashed ahead
through tho night, yelling. The Zulns
turned on him in amaze, thinking him
mad, and greeted him with a shower
of spears. Unstrickeu, Piet ran to
within fifty yards of them, and then,
one ofter another, he threw at them
with all his might the fearful dyna
mite. There was a fearful concussion,
whi'm dashed the boy to the earth, - a
roar as of artillery, a medley of fear
ful shrieks from the unhappy Zulus,
and all was still. Vrouw Putter and
the children came out trembling, and
found Piet insensible, bnt of the Zulu
raiders no trace, save scattered limbs,
where the earth was thrown about,
leaving a great hole. The dynamite
must have struck fairly in their midst
and had exploded with fearful effects.
That happened long ago. Piet is
today a man and owns the farm. His
father is dead, but the brave old
mother lives on with Piet and his wife.
Many changes have taken place on the
lonely farm on the veldt, but one
building remains unchanged and rev
erently preserved. It is tho chicken
coop, which is known by the children
for miles and milos ns "Oom Piet's
Fort."-New York Sun.
Brlrtejrrciom'H Katti Indiscretion.
A queer case of cannibalism is re
ported as having recently taken place
ii the Solomon Islands. The Jean
nette took from Noumea a Kanaka who
had acted as orderly to the immigra
tion office there, and was on his honey
moon with his wife, intending to land
at Aoba, where his wife's tribe live.
He, however, made the mistake of
disembarking among the wrong tribe,
ar d was at once seized by the natives,
Overpowered, killed, and eaten. The
widow was provided by tho tribe with
a second husband.-?London Dailv
tc Hoir Oar Black Ulimiomls Aro
5 from t???? Kurth.
THE accompanying illa stn
gire a fair idea of the ni
of living and working
Pennsylvania coal
thousand of feet from pare nu
sunshine.- The human worke
least get a small skate of both
requisites,- but the mino ?fldl??
no such breathing spells." ?h
mal shown in one of the illustr.
has not been in the open air fo
rears,- and ho has not been a pi
hearly so long as many of his fi
The life of a coal miner has lui
vastly of recent yearsi Many
features that used to shorten h:
and mako it one of. extreme'
havebeeu eliminated,or atleast greatly
reduced in danger. The air 13 porer,
tho danger of that greatest of terrors
-fire damp-has been reduced to a
minimum through more intelligent
methods than those of formetftft&s
and tho introduction of imprcn
chinery, tho greatest factor i
workman's safety being the ndj^er
plosive Davy lamp, with whioh a ifjuuer
may fearlessly enter a pocket full of
explosive gas.
Bat with all these new safeguards
the life is not an alluring one. The
pay is small, the work hard and the
dangora still many. The only really
pleasant way to be connected with a
coal mine is as the owner of one.
Oar Appalachian coal fields alone
could supply the world with fuel for
centuries. They are the largest and
richest known, and they are so situ
ated.that the coal can be shipped from
them long distances by water. From
Pittsburg coal can be carried for
eighteen thousand miles on navigable
streams, and the grate fires of the
South blaze with the rays from the
black diamonds from Pennsylvania.
The Ohio River is the greatcoat chute
for tho Mississippi valley. The coal
is carried down it in great barges,
pushed by little steamers, and BO fast
ened together that a single steamer
will push acres of coal. Loads of
twenty thousand tons are taken. A
vast amount of coal is carried on the
canals and the great lakes from one of
the chief highways of the coal traffic.
The amount of coal carried on the
railroads ie almost beyond conception.
The Philadelphia and Beading has
more than fifty thousand coal cars,
which are dragged by nine hundred
ooal locomotives. These cars are kept
busy in carrying anthracite coal. The
Pennsylvania Railroad employs 'more
than Bevon ty thousand cars for the
movement of its coal and coke trade,
and the Central Bailroad of New Jer
sey carries about five million tons of
anthracite coal every year. More coal
is handled at New York than at any
other place in the world except Lon
don, more than fifteen million ?tons
being used or transshipped at that
point annually.
The coal miners live aa poorly as
any other class of workmen in the
(Tho mulo In Ibo photograph has
country. For the most part they are
in dirty villages, with narrow streets,
their houses blackened by coal smoke.
lu many miuing districts the houses
belong to the company owning the
mines, and the miners pay rent for
them, 90 that when a linke cc:tivschd
they are out of money they are given
orders to leave. Many of the houses
have nothing more than two rooms
and a kitchen, and in some places the
only stores at which the miners can
trade are the company's stores. With
all this the American miners are far
better off than the miners of other
Have yon ever been down in a coal
(The position" of tho kneeling miner ia
mine? If so, you can appreciate floine
of the dangers of mining. A coal mine
is like a great catacomb. It is a city
underground, the walls of which in
tafiny cases are upheld by timbers.
Now and theu you come to rooms out
of which the coal has been cut, The
coal is taken down with blasting pow
der, and there is danger of thc wall
falling and of the miners being
? There is also danger from fire clamp,
or the union of the gases of the mine
brought together by tho light from a
lamp or candle. This canses a great
explosion. It comes like a stroke of
lightning, and with a clap of thunder.
As*alhe explosion occurs a roaring
whirlwind of flame goes through the
tunnels, pulling down the timbers and
caving in the walls. It burns every
thing within reach. Miners are
blinded, scorched and sometimes
burned to cinders. Hundreds have
often been killed at a timo by such
explosions, and by the flood of cur
bonic acid aud gas which follows them.
The statistics show that even in the
United States one miner is killed for
every hundred thousand tons of coal
mined, and those who are injured
number many times this proportion.
The first coal fonnd in America was
near Ottawa, Illinois. It is mentioned
by Father Hennepin, a French ex
plorer, who visited there in 1G79.
The first mines worked were about
Eichmond, Va. This coal was dis
covered by a boy while out fishing.
He was. hunting for crabs for bait
in a small creek, and thus stumbled
upon the outcroppings of the James
Biver coal bed. Our anthracite coal
fields have perhaps paid better than
any other coal fields of the world.
They were discovered by a hunter
named Nicho Allen, when George
Washington was President. Allen
encamped one night in tho Schuylkill
regions, kindling his fire upon some
boon In the mino for five yenrs.)
blaok stones. He awoke to find him
self almost roasted. The stones wore
on fire, and anthracite was burning
for the first time. Shortly after this
a company was organized to sell au
thraoite coal. It was taken around to
th? bUokimith*, but ikey didn't knew
how to nee" it, and it was very unpop
ular. Some of it was shipped to Phil
adelphia by a Colonel Shoemaker and
seid there. It was not ai all satisfac
tory, Sad & writ was gotten ont from
.the city authorities, denouncing th?
colonel as a knave and scoundrel for
trying to impose roch* upon them as
coal. Still Philadelphia has largely
? been built up by anthracite coal, and
I 50,000,000 tons of this coal were taken
out of the Pennsylvania fields in 1895,
Since then sene'of these coal lands
hare been sold as high as 81200 an
a CT?,, and the Philadelphia and Bead
inp; Company, in 1871, paid $40,000,
000 for 100,000 acres of coal land in
this region.
It is hard to estimate the enormous
amount of money the United States
makes out of its coal. We get more
than three times as muoh out of our
coal mines as out of our gold mines,
and the silver metal is not in it with
the black diamonds. There is a little
region in eastern Pennsylvania, about
a hundred and twenty-five miles from
Philadelphia, and not more than two
hundred miles from New York, which
produces every year coal to a greater
value than all the gold mines of the
the one usually taken when resting.)
Bookies, Canada and Alaska. It is
otif anthracite coal fields whioh turn |
out between 50,000,000 and GO.OOO.CPO
tons of anthracite every year. We 1
have in addition to this a hundred and
thirty odd million tons of bituminous
coal annually. We have, in short, the
biggest and best coal measures on the
globe. It is estimated that our coal
east of the Eocky Mountains covers
192,000 square miles, and within the
past few years coal has been found in
many parts of the T..r West. Colo
rado will eventually bo a great manu
facturing State on account of its coal.
A Marriage Slade In Heave?.
At a recent wedding all went mer
rily until the bridegroom was called
upon to produce the wedding-ring.
In vain he felt in his newly-creased
trousers pocket for the indispensable
trifle. Nothing could be found except
a hole through which the ring had
evidently fallen. What was he to do?
Suddenly a happy thought struck the
"Take your shoe off," he said.
The suspense and silence was pain
ful. The organist, at the clergyman's
bidding, stiuck up a voluntary.
The young man removed his shoe.
The ring was fouud, also a hole in his
stocking, and the worthy minister .
marked, evidently with more than the
delay of the ceremony on his mind:
"Young man, it's high time you
were married. "
Swiss Schools of Agriculture.
Switzerland was the home of the
philanthropist and educator Fellen
burg. His school, established in Ho
pyl in 1806, was a philanthropy in aid
of the peasantry, concerning whom
he said that, possessing nothing but
bodies and minds, the cultivation of
these was the only autidote for their
poverty. At least three thousand pu
pils received their education in agri
culture here. The Federal Polytech
nic School at Zurich is the nation's
pride. Out of six courses of superior
training which it provides for its one
thousand students, forestry and agri
culture count as two. Five universi
ties and numerous special sohools
furnish aid to agricultural education.
-W. E. De Riemer, in Appletons'
Popular Science Monthly.
Man's inhumanity to Man.
Are the men as considerate of the
men as women are of women? When
an engagement is announced the girl's
friends give her doilies, linen, lace
things, teacups, etc., but does any
one give the man anything? On the
contrary, his creditors become par
ticularly active, knowing that his ex
penses will soon be larger, when it
will be harder to collect from him.
No engaged man was ever called upon
by other men and presented with
socks tied with light blue ribbon or a
pair of new suspenders with pink
bows on. All the attention he gets
from tho mon consists of guying.
Atchison Globe.
Japanese Womp i Dlreri,
Over one hundred Japanese women,
following the hazardous profession of
divers, are found along the coast of
the peninsula. They are divided into
four batches, and their ages range
from seventeen to thirty. They oom?
almost exclusively from Shima, Mi
yo ken, a noted fishery centre in Ja
pan. Their earnings are, of course,
not uniform, as they are paid accord
ing to the amount of their work, which
consists in diving for agar-agar sea
weed, sea-ear, sea-oucumber and so
forth.-Japanese Weekly News.
Method of Strengt hen IHR the LnagU.
Strengthening the lungs, especially
the apexes, may be 'lone by blowing
through a small pipestem or tube that
will allow the breath to pass out slow
ly. First fill the lungs with good air,
then blow with steady foroe vigorous?
ly but not violently. A few times
daily will be sufficient.-Ladies' Home
There are a thousand vessels which
cross the Atlantio Ocean regularly
every month, soma of them twioe e
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