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LocAL NEWSPAPER. VOL. 4. RED LODGE, PARK COUNTY, MIONTANA, SATURDAY. JANUARY 14,1. 893..0 SECRET SOCIETIES. I O. O. F. GARFIELD LODGE, No " 36, I. O. O. F., meets every Satur day at 7:30 o'clock p. m. SojourningBreth erea are cord ally invited. HENRY MCINTOSH, N. G. JAMES TURNBULL, Secretary. K OF L. MEETS EVERY THURS 1 day at 7:30 o'clock p. m.,at Black burn's Hall. THos. PRICE, M. W DAN. SUTHERLAND. Secretary. A F. & A. M. STAR IN THE " West Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Reg ular communications first and third Wei* nesdayin each month at 7:30 o'clock p. m., in Blackburn's Hall. Visiting le ners are invited. J. L. BURNS, W. M. J. S. Duvs. ,N, Sec. K OF P. MEETS EVERY TUES day at 7:30 p. m. ROBERT RAY, JR., C. C. GEO. M. JONES. K. OF R. AND S. CHURCHES M E. CHURCH SERVICES HELD a Methodist Church. Preaching every alternate Sunday at 11:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thurs day 7:30 p. m. Sunday School Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Class meeting after morning service. All are heartily welcome to these services. J. POPE, Pastor. SONGREGATIONAL C IH U R C H. . Preaching at 10:30 a m and 7:30 p. m.; Sunday-School at 12 m.; Y. P. S. C E. 7 p. m. Tuesday Junior C. E Society 4 p. m. Wednesday Choir practice 7 p. m. Prayer;Meeting 8 p. m. W. H. WATSON, Pastor. (IALVARY MISSION.---SERVICES /J Every alternate Sunday i. e. April Ith and 21st. Matius and Sermon at 81l a. m. and Evensong and Sermon 7 p. m. Sunday-School at 3 p.m. HERBERT G. SHARIPLEY, Rector PROFESSI;NAL CARDS. DR. A. C. McCLANAHAN, Physicia ,n.d Sar~geo RED LODGE, .lMontana J. H. JOHNSON, M. D. BELL BLOCK, Hauser Avenue Diseases of Children a Specialty. Red Lodge. - - - Montana. W. H. ALLEN, PAYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Red Lodge, - Montana. ANDREW P. McANELLY, ATTORNEY AT LAW. OFFICE On. - I .ain. - tret( Red Lodge, Montana. W. F. Meyer. A.TTOrK NE Y AT LAW.TT. Red Lodge, Mont. Thomas C. Ross. - Attorney at Law, NOTARY PUBLIC. Agent for all the leading Insur ence companies. Member of all the leading Mer cantile and Collecting Associations. COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY. Abstracts and Titles Examined. Pension claims given prompt attention. RED LODGE, MONTANA. 0. F. GODDARD. ." ATTORNEY AT LAW Office Over First National Bank BILLINGS, - - - MONTANA. The Livingston ASSAY" OFFICE Gold and Silver - $1.00 Iron - - - - -$3 00 Gold, Silver & Lead 2.00 Tin - - 5.00 Copper - - 1.50 Coal - - - - - 3.00 Nickel - - - - - 5.00 Fire ('lay $10.00 to 25.00 Address HARRY L. GLENN, Livingston Mont. References fNational Park Bank Livingston. , W. D. Wheeler. assayer in .charge U. Assay Office Helena, Mont Hanly & Fleming DEALERS IN WINES, A LIQUORS, CIGARS. AN ORDERLY HOUSE AND GENTLEMAN TO SERVE YOU. Give us a Call. Red Lodge Montana. & co. WEIGH, COUNT, MEASURE Every article pur chased, is the advice often. held out to the dealer, but we think it applies to the conn sumrer as vwell. See? WE ARE BY SPECIAL AP POINTMIENT PURVEYORS Of .verthin.g a.eed ful to satisfy the in.-' n.er man. Clothing, Boots & Shoes, Dress & Faaay Dry Goods, Crookery, AND IN FACT EVERYTHING USED IN EVERY WELL REGULATED FAMILY. Mowing Machines, Hay Rakes, etc. NOW IS TIHE TIME TO MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. WE ARE NO RESPECTORS OF PERSONS. ONE PRICE AND THAT THE LOWEST CONSISTENT WITIT THE QUALITY OF GOODS WE HANDLE. A CALL AT OUR STORE WILL CONVINCE THE MOST SKEPTICAL THAT We Are the People TO DRAW TO. IF YOU ARE LIVING OUT OF TOWN SEND US YOUR ORDERS AND WE WILL ATTEND TO THEM Carefully and Promptly. J. H. CONRAD & CO.'S IS THE PLACE. A CROW THAT COULD TALK. He Was Hatched by a Hen, Raised by Hand and Taught to Tell Time. "When I was living at the foot of Pinxter peak I had a tame crow that was worth considerable to me," said a Loyalsock man. "The way I came to get the crow was a little singular. One of my boys was flying his kite early in the summer, and when it had sailed high up over a piece of woods on my place the string broke. and the kite lodged in the top of a hemlock tree. The boy bawled about the loss of the kite, and I had to climb the tree to get it for him. "A crow flew off her nest near the top of the tree while I was climb ing up, and when I reached the nest I found one egg in it. After I had unloosened the kite and let it drop I placed the crow's egg in my mouth and kept it there until I had backed down the tree, and then I ran to the barn and put the egg under a hen that had been setting a day or so. The old hen offered no objec tionsc-and several days before she came off with her chickens she hatched out the liveliest little crow I ever saw. "We began to raise the baby crow in the house. When he was big enough to run around on the floor I named him Kite. He learned to say a good many words by the time he was a year old, and one morning that summer I heard him yelling down the unused chimney at a lot of swal lows that were nestling in it. The swallows were making a great rocket, and Kite was singing out, 'Iold your tongue I' as loud as he could yell. "Kite could teli the tiime of day by the clock, and when the weather was cloudy I used to send him to the house from the field to see what time it was. Instead of asking my wife the crow would look at the clock without saying a word to her, and then sail back to the lot and sing it out to me. When the sky was clear I could tell by the sun within ten minutes what time it wis, and the crow got so that he could guess al most as close as I could. (/no san shiny afternoon I told Kite to fly to the house and bring nme the time. The crow cocked his head to oune side, glanced up at the sun and said, 'It's five minutes to 11, Jnd:n!' I told him it was later than that, and he flew to the house and back and said, 'It's two minutes to 11!' and he was right. "The crow got feeble the winter after he was 5 years old. He couldn't stand the (cold, and I kept himr in a box half full of shavings behind the stove. He lost his appetite s,,oon after New Year's,"nd one night when I had got ready to go to bed lie caledid me to him and said, 'John, Kite'il be dead in the morning.' I fussed over him and told him he was good fior another year, but I couldn't imke him believe it. My bed w'as near tihe stove, and in the night the crw crawled out of his box and askci d me to take him in bed with me. 'Kite' almost gone'.' he whispered, and when I awoke he lay dead on my breast." - Pittsburg Commercial Gazette. The Small Boy's Protest. A young lady traveling in a Main street car the other day was ap proached by a conductor in a weak moment and with most disastrous re sults. "Not five yet, is he?" queried the knight of the fare re:gister, ref~rlring to the young hba- ;.,; by the lady's side. "Not quite," replied she, grasping readily at an idea. "Why, yes I am too. I'm nearly seven," rejoined the youngster rc ferred to, with injured pride, and lno amount of expostulation could change the reply. So two fares were col lected where otherwise there might have been but one, and the people on the car enjoyed the joke.-Buffalo Courier. Reading and Thinking. The things one merely reads about never stick. Those on which one thinks become permanent acquisi tions. Hence the man who is not afraid of thinking and who does not dread "that cursed hour in the dark," is at a distinct advantage on every ground. He passes the time without being bored, and he strengthens his mind. To say this may no doubt sound slightly priggish, but it is none the less true. The man who can en joy and make use of his own thoughts has a heritage which can never be alienated. Even blindness for him loses some of its terrors.--London Spectator. Thousands of Intoxicants. "There are no less than 6,000 in toxicants of different kinds known to the custom 'iouse officials," said an attache of the customs collection de partment. "Ninety-five per cent. of the foreigners in this country drink, and none of them has ever heard of total abstinence. They have all their native liquors, which often cannot be procured in this country, and they soon make arrangements to have their favorite tipple sent to them. In this way the custom house people ac cnmulate a very wide knowledge of fntoxicants."-Philadelphia Record. Honest Advice. Young Man-I should like to ask your advice, sir, as to whether youm think your daughter would make me a suitable wife. Lawyer --No, I don't think she would. Six and eightpence, please. -London Tit-Bits. The enemies of silver are trying to re pe:l the Sherman law. c!ence ard Induistry. Scientific research has contributed much not only to the saving of hu man life, but to the accumulation of wealth and the diffusion of comfort. Millions of francs are saved annu ally to the French nation by the ad mirable investigations conducted in the interest of her wine industries by M. Pasteur. There was a time when the wines of France were liable to turn bitter or sour. No one could .tell whether the wine of a given year would turn out good or bad. Ruin threatened the whole grape growing district of France. Pasteur discovered that the wine would be ruined whenever he could find in it certain micro-organisms. He proved that it was these organ isms which destroyed the wine-by producing a certain kind of fermen tation. He next discovered that they could be destroyed by heating to a temperature not at all harmful to the wine itself. By this simple proc ess the grape growers have since avoided the degeneration of their product. The silk producers of France and Italy also owe to Pasteur their pros perity. The silkworms became of flicted with a paraiite twhich killed them before they had spun their silk. Through unceasing study, coom bined with a renirhkable insight, Pasteur discovered j us. t Iat wht stage of the life of the ,silkwirm t'e pra-e site mighrt e dChtroyed. -- Youth's Companion. The Slhuhi's Pipe of State. Somebody hans :seen and g'hrifid;l by an admiriC g desc..-iltin tthe "kal lian," or pipe of state, which th'e shah of Persia smokes on high impcrial occasions. It is set with diamonds. rubies and emeralds of the costliest kind, and is stated to lbe worth as much as .£,tOo. Such a pipe is pos sible enough in an e 'tern palace, since not only may the mouthpie.ce and the upper rod lower poron of the "snake" be of pure g.-Ai, enam eled and set with iihe finc=t g.ns, but the water bowl an,1 pipe bowl might be equally splendid and rich with lavish jewel work. The shah's pipe orf state, however, is only a trifle to the treasures in l)re cious stones wh ich his imperial maj esty possesses in the palace at Tehe ran. He has a pair of large globes. terrestrial and sidereal, wrought en tirely of jewels upon a gold founda tion. The terrestrial ghobe shows all the countries of the arth d(lone in differently colored gems, the seas and oceins being of sap)phires and tur quoises. Persia is all made of emn eralds and Enghlad of rubies, Prus sia of malachite and a and ted, and so on. The sider"eal spIl-re represents the constellations in di:amonds and brilliants upon a ground of dark blue enamel. -- L:nilcn . "igraph. An Iitle.-r;tin ;Lay. A yong.i a,'tor in Li,. d ,1n !rot E. H. Sothern. the c'na!c ian. th-re lland they went to the_ theater together. Says the youvein:r ; .ly:':.. "The aver age London .o,'iiincne is a treat. Frequently :'s betto r than the show.. Suh : ups: ch hIowe'ling swells and howling id(iots in the so ciety rows! Such puffy old mer chants and vul,,ar wives ! Suci prinm old dowagers and ', ty old buhffcrs! I used to think a New York crowd: was interesting, lut it itsn't a patch to London. We!!, durin'g the per formance, as I was looking about, I saw a lean creature with featbers in her hair and a b)ony face, and I nudged Sothern. 'Look at it,' sai:i I 'Did you ever see anything like it ' " 'Ahl, rare old gill. that.' said he. " 'Look at the k.'--bby forehead and the queer clothes; notice that neck, like a lot of whipicords: loiok at those bony wrists; se the way she's fixed her hair.' "'Yes,' said Sothern: 'that's my aunt.' "Then we both att nded to the play."-New York Recorder. An Awkward M.oment. It was on the avenue. A young Harvard man walking rapidly down from the new bridge o,'ertook a pret ty girl he knew. The two walked on together toward the shopping region of the city. The girl had to stop to inspect a flat in a new building, an errand for her father, and the young Harvard man stopped with her. But they got through the errand in no time at all, for the janitor asked them how large their family was and how soon they should like to move in. And now this girl makes her father inspect the flats in his new buildings himself. - Boston Tran script. Salaries of Cabinet Oincerg. Cabinet officers are not to be con sidered as well paid officials when the expenses which the requirements of their posts call for are taken into consideration. They receive $8,0 00 a year, the same as the vice president. but the dudies of a cabinet chief are onerous and protracted, whereas the vice president has very little to do. He has few responsibilities, and has besides always the possibility of sue cession.--New York Sun. Quickly Learned. Little Johnnie-Folks say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I taught your dog one today. Aunty-Did you, really ? Whet was it? Little Johnnie-I taught him to isit up at the table and eat off a plate. Good News. Gov. .l1rwling, the populist governcr. of K.cnsas. has been inaugurated. IMPOSSIBLE CLASSIC HEROES. The Characters Drawn by Old TWriters Not at All True to Life. Some of the older novelists in deal ing with old Rome, the feudal days in France, Germany or England, or with pioneer life, make their charac ters beln-_z to another time in the New \';ld. ii eezal1 of to another race .. vi,, of their own. In en deavor ig to reproduce scenes and social ccni.d::ions w ich have passed awa y many i:i:- tric-a novelists con fuse the cnd .tions and perennial human nature. They label their characters according to their social station and confuse these sociaj dis tinctions with the qualities of the spirit. They give us men and women whom God would fail recognize, but whom the critics, more acute, readily hail as models and types for all other students of human nature. Their characters are nearly all mounted on stilts, they are animated by motives and considerations which are quite impossible, and they talk as human beings never talked in this world. They deal not with the exceptional, which is possible and artistic, but with the impossib:le, v hich is carica. ture. Their old Romans and barons and highwaymen, etc., stalk through the scene mouthing platitudis and "sen tihents," whereas we may be quite certain that they cc.upicli themselves chiefly with chea-ting, lying, cring ing, stealing. scheming, dimnig. drink ing, dissipating, working, gossiping;, gaming and talking siaug. Just as men are doing in the streets, narts, pub lic offices, theaters, etc., of Paris, London and New York today. And beneath all this action the re was al ways a crude philosophy cla.i'-ifying and analyzing both motives and ac tions. One would imagine from the ro mantic representations of tiese phases of life that this reflective habit of mankind was an invention of yesterday, and did n:ot really date beyond the decline of the Roman empire to the pi:iis.o!,hy and (c-vili zation of Greece. These same virtues and vices exist today. and never will be entirely eradicated, no matter how high the tide of civilization rises: but except in the.veriy lowest plane of human life, where the relation to humanity is scarcely more than tihat of the human form, men in all ages have sought for a solution of the rid dile of exrstence, and hence have, in a more or less crude fashion, reelected upon action.--New England Maga zine. Buying a i'recious Stone. A good story is told of one of the Vanderbilts. While abroad recently he was visited by a rich Berlin jeweler, who, without waiting the usual formalities incident to g:inii: an audience. marched in on iMr. Van derbilt unannounc.'d. The intruder was an elderly- man with an intelligent face and attired in faultless evening dress, the fash ion prescrib-ed by European etiquette for visits to potentates, emniassadors and other highi dignitaries, irrespect ive of the hour or season. Mr. Vanderbilt was surprised but not overwhelmed by the jeweler's evident attempt at continental com plaisance. He listened to his tale of the "greatest ruby on earth," which the dealer was willing to dispose of at a sacrifice, with a courteous air, and then offered him one tenth of the price demanded. "I have five stones of e:acdtly the same dimensions and coloriing," said he, "and I amn willing to co:np'et. the half dozen at a fair figure. N on may send mie your ans'ver within two hours. Good morninlg." The answer arrived eighty min utes before the prescribed time had elapsed. It was in the afirmative. Cincinnati Enquirer. Procuring Tortoiso Shell. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would find a wide field for its operations if it would send an agent to the West India is lands, where the tortoise shell is ob tained. The natives do not generally kill the tortoise to gets its shell, but fasten it to the ground by tying i~s head and feet to pegs, then lay hot coals on its back. The scales are thus loosened and come off very easily, and the turtle is turned out to grow another supply. The process is un speakably cruel, and the ladies who object to wearing bird plumage in their hats ought to also reject tor toise shell combs. --St. Louis Globe Democrat. Volume of the Gulf Stream. The enormous volume of the Gulf Stream has long been a subject of curious investigation. The latest cal culations on the "rTeat ocean river" informs us tir :., least 90, 000,000,000 tons of water pass Cape Florida every hour. If this enormous amount of sea water could be evaporated the residue would be a quantity of im pure salt so large that all the ocean vessels now afloat would only be equal to the task of carrying the one hundredtlh part of it. And all this vast amount is held in suspension and passes a `iven point in a single hour.-St. Louis Republic. A Souvenir Spoon Collectsor, A western traveler has a large col lection of souvenir spoons which he secured in a peculiar manner. At every hotel and restaurant he stopped at he has made it a point to 'hook" a :;poon.--Philadelphia Ledger. Ice gorges in the Ohio river at Cincin uati have d-e great dnamnage. HEARD AT THE HOTEL. She Had Things All Her Own Way Until a Boarder Interposed. She had kept it up for two morn ings. She had been harping on the same old subject, the thousandth va riation of the old theme, and both mornings I had been awakened at 5 o'clock by her high pitched voice. My room adjoined hers in the ho tel, but the other part of the dia logue came in such muffled tones that I could only guess at the re marks made by her husband from the drift of her own conversation. "You know he didn't treat me right," she began again. "He at least should have deferred to my opinion and not have spoken up as he did before all those people" A muffled answer. "Provoke nothing! My reply was all right. Of course it is just as I said. The guitar is "How do I know? How do I know anything? How does anybody knowv anything anyway? Why shouldn't it be? Of course it is. The very idea! "What's that you say? iHe meant no insult? Meant! It was apparent enough to me what he meant, and I should think that you as a self re specting man would resent such an affront 1 ; your wife. But you don't. Any husband- "A friend of yours? And he didn't mean anything, and I don't under stand, and you can't see what I'm making such a fuss about? Any man with common sense could see that. You he no spirit, John, absolut A; no spiriL, or you'd never let anybody treat your wife like that. it was an insult-his snapping me up so, all be cause I said a guitar was a nmusical instrument. Of course it's a musical instrument. I'd like to know what it is I've been playing on all these months if it's not an instrument. What does that fellow suppose it is? A machine, an agricultural imple ment or a piece of bric-a-brac. I'd like to know what it is if it's not an instrument. "I didn't unlderstand what he was driving at, and I don't want to under I stand. A man has no moresense than to say that the guitar is not an ins- :u ment. But it isn't that I am object. ing to. I don' tcare whether he: thinks it an instrument or not. I didn't like the way he snapped me up. That's what I'm furious about. And to think you would sit there calmly flirting with anotier woman while that man was insulting youri wife. Why, he thel same as to( hd me I didn't have any sennse !" "What's that? You guess he we.; about right!" Here she fairly screamed. "You do. do you: I should think you'd be ash:aedl (of yourself to talk like that. Tlo think I ever married you-a man that"- Here the conversation was brou~:ght to a short ston. A door across the i hall opened and an angry voice thui dered: "For heaven's sake, make that a serial!"-New York Herald. An Old Trick Recvivcd. Berlin papers are full of the doings of a certain crafty clothes hawl.r, who is in the habit of sticking pu:'s. into the pockets of his stock in trade by way of tempting unwary cu:stoni ers into buying a worthless aýrlicle at a fancy price. No fewer than lI', dozen purses were latetly bought by him for this purpeo::. The story la:y be true, but it certainly i.. not new. as a similar device was a.opted y irs! ago by an old clothe;s dealer in tLt arcades of the Jnihllenldailn. This honest tradesman used to sew odd coppers into the lining of his coats, etc., hung out for ,ale, and when showing the garLents to his customers he did it in su. .h a way that the latter could not fal t. 0:. detct the hidden treasure, and o'ii:. ;0 that the said coins could be nortL.ne; hs than Fredericks 'or or Lo is ( or they took the bait, paid alvii ft. their purchase and \w..:t off rcoi,' ing.-Allgemeine Zeitu:.g. White FIxes. A Vancouver fum ri.r -.. ing a short time a`. ,:. to be the pelts of f:e The man is an expert In;;i.i', has been dealing in lu's ! til: northwe:-t for fr y ycars. L, .. these are the firit .ilite f,.. e ever heard ofL but he is al,-outel: sure the pelts are gen-ouie foxabr is The conformation has bean carcfully preserved. and the li- l.rush is of course attached. T.i f*ur is snow white, spotless and beautifully soft. The furrier bought thrmn from a seal hunter, who caught the foxes at the last station to the north of eastern Siberia, several hundred miles north of Petropauiovsky. - Rochester Her aid. Safe and Sound. "So you are reaily engaged to old Miss Flypp. are you. Charley," "I suppose so.' "How the dickens did you happen to get tied up like that?" "Oh. I was too blamed ,-mart. I thought the comet was going to wipe us all out and proposed just for fun. The comet didn't wipe, and I'm land ed.-Buffalo Express." Few Eclipses in Loudon. There has been but one total eclipse of the sun at London since the year 1140-that of 1715, and, according tc Professor Holden, there will not be another until after the opening of the Twenty-first century.-St. Loi. ReDublic. Henry Clay Evans of Tennessee was confii med as a'si' tant pr'mst at' r gener '. NATURE'S SWEET RESTOREr.. Sleep Comnes to One and All na a Peace fiul Mcaenger of Oblivion. The great hotel is falling into si lence. The last of the dancers came up nearly an hour ago. The loud voiced man across the hall inter mitted his talk for a time and then left off altogether; the click of the billiard balls stopped a few moments since; only an occasional voice or step is heard in the corridors; the little dying baby in the next room has ceased to moan and sleeps for a space, I hope. The two who have come at last, through weary ways of doubt and uncertainty, to so full and sweet en understanding have separated with many whispered farewells and kisses in which the long repressed yearn ing of each heart met with anm;wer ing love. Their sweet remembrances melt softly into the margin of slceep and shine back again froto its mi.ty depths, a tender, etherealized refiet tion. The foolish boy who lost his all at the gambling taile no longer cudg els his weary brain for :osme pos sible plan to recoup himself and es cape disgrace. His years are I it a child's years; the tired young body and brain rebelled and chirned their need of rest. Hie sleeps with a grieved look about his; mouth that used to tell of son e baby sorrow, and the little drops beading hi,; fore head where the pretty yongg mother used to lift away the soft ha.ir t1( kiss. The woman whom folly and van ity counseled to listen to words she dare not remember afterward, hen 1 mg over her little sleepers, has cooled her burning cheeks, thrust back the fear, regret and remorse that crowd upon her and kopt trembling beneath the blessed cur tain of oblivion. The morrow will awaken them all. The mirth paus:es, the scourge is withheld, the menace staid for a mo ment. Joy rests her fluttering wings, pain's sting is withdrawn. and sor row knows a brief surcease. The door next mine opens silently. I hear the mother sobbing as the nurse's footfalls die away down the corridor. So it was toni2ght for the baby instead of tomorrow. And for the others, not tomorrow perhaps, but next year or another they shall fail upon that sleep which has no dreams. --Alice MacGowan in Short Stories. Ihy tie Sea Ebbs and FIlows. Do you know why the sea el;bb and flows? 'Tis this: The army of drowned twice daily gatior their for'ccs at the bottom of ie ,ieep and march toward the fonr poi.t:; of the compass to lay their weary boines on earth and escape from their watery tomb. You can he"ar their tramlping -they call it sea moaning-and see the waves being pushed on before them in great water hills, which dash against each other in their furi ous flight from the escaping host, and when they break and hurt clouds of snow white spray high in air it is caused by the lashings from the swinging, honiy arms of the army drowned. And did you ever listen to the weird noise as these mountains of water leapl up on each other That is the cry of the victims of the sea. On() and on the waves are driven; farther and fariher they e-eroach on land, and the feet of the mighty body can be heard scralping for foothold on the smooth, shifting pebbles. Only another incouming wave and escape is theirs-- but it is just too late; the re acted undertow sets in and you hear their bony feet slip from under them, and hack they are carried, the se.v holding them tightly in its arms, ex hausted captives. Then look when the tide has run: far out and see the prints of their feet, and you will know why the sea ebbs and flows.--New York Herald. English Postoilice Rules. In the postofhce during illness the female clerk ., like the male staff, are paid foil salary in illness (luring the first six months and half pay during the second portion of a year'sabsec::c.. The other ladies era ployed behi;td 1:e postal counters are pIaid t),,ir wasga if i he illness ex tends to a C:week; if it is a small affair and they are able to be back again in a day or two a deduction is made from the salary for the time of their absence. This is an evident inducement to a sufferer to persuade herself that a week at home will be better than a day or two.-London Tit-Bits. A British Treasure. In the jewel house of the Tower of London. the place where the crown, and other royal insignia are kept, there is a book bound throughout in gold, even to the wires of the hinges. Its clasp is two rubies set at opposite ends of four golden links. On one side there is a cross of diamonds; on the other the English coat of arms set in diamonds, pearls and rubies. St. Louis Republic. What Mill Feared. John Stuart Mill could get little pleasure from music in the later vyears of his life because his over strained Inci'l re.aMo l.-od that "music was only a :,ml,inati)on of notes. and nmathemati .:a;iy considered the time must come when all such possible combinations wouhl have been ex hausted." The national quarantine bill has boeo favorably rported to congress.