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18: W ft few THOMAS COUNTY OAT. E. P. WORCESTER & CO.. Publishers. COLBY. KANSAS. A SONG AND A PRAYER. A. song for the girl we lore God love her! A. song for the yes wiih their tender wile, And the frasrant mouth with its melting smile, The rich brown tresses uncontrolled, That clasp her neck with tends rest bold, And the blossom lips and the dainty chin. And the lily band that we try to win. The girl we love uod love ner. A prayer for the girl we loved God loved her! A nnrnr fnr thf PiM of faded lllfht. And thn rhxir irhnrrfd rose waned to white. And the quiet brow with its shadow and gleam, inn hn lushns dmnrxd in a lone dcoD dream. And the Small hands crossed for the church yard rest. And the flowers dead on her sweet dead breast, The girl we loved God loved her! y. O. TimtH-Demoerat. ELDING ON A PASS. The Fate of Mr. Pettigrew, a Timid "Dead-Head." Mr. Adolphus Pettigrew was an eld erly bachelor of a thrifty turn of mind He was very comfortably off indeed, lint he never spent a shilling: when a sixpence would do, and he acted on the principle that charity, in a pecuni ary sense, begins and ends at home. But his meanness was not conspicuous, for he was always affable and obliging when it cost him nothing, and he lived so quietly that he was not suspected of being rich. He was a timid, fussy lit tle man, who was extremely correct in his notions, and prided himself above every thing on being a law-abiding cit izen. Mr. Pettigrew passed the greater part of his tune at the club, whereby he had 'the satisfaction of feeling that lie obtained full value for the amount of his annual subscription. Among his acquaintances was a certain Capt ain Falconer, with whom he had been for some years on friendly terms. For a long time Mr.. Pettigrew had been very shy of this gentleman, who was generally regarded as rather a mysteri ous personage. Nobody knew how he contrived on his half pay to array him self in the height of fashion, to live in sumptuous style, and to keep up the appearance of a man of means. It was rumored that the Captain obtained a handsome commission on the business he introduced to a well-known "West End money lender, and it is certain that he could always be relied upon to put young scapegraces in the way of obtaining the wherewithal to meet pressing obligations. But there was no proof that Captain Falconer de rived any benefit from these acts of good nature. He was a jovial, loud voiced, rollicking, boisterous person, who was hail-fellow-well-met with every one, and possessed the happy -KnacK ot being able to accommodate himself to every kind of society. Mr. Pettigrew, whose worldly expe rience was strictly limited, had only mistrusted tire Captain because he seemed the sort of a man who would borrow twenty pounds without the slightest compunction. He never, in deed, altogether conquered this mis giving, but in the course of time as Captain Falconer made no attempt to impose ujjoii him Mr. Pettigrew end ed by responding readily enough to his friendly advances. The fact was that the Captain won his regard by the oc casional gift of a theater ticket, a seat at the opera or a card of admission to some privileged entertainment. It was an peculiarity of the Captain's that he was always able to bestow favors of this kind. Mr. Pettigrew was by no means a recluse, and to go anywhere or see any thing for nothing added real zest to his enjoyment. He therefore accepted these little tokens of friendship from the Captain in a grate ful and appreciative spirit, the more particularly as he flattered himself that the Captain really had a regard for him. This idea, whether correct or not, was certainly excusable, seeing that Mr. Pettigrew had never offered to make the slightest return for serv ices rendered in any shape or form. It chanced at length that Mr. Pettigrew had occasion to take a journey to the west of England, owing to the serious illness of a rich aunt, from whom he cherisicd expectations. He had known Captain Falconer to procure a free pass for an acquaintance upon the very line that he now .wished to travel by, and he therefore ventured to ask him to do the same thing for him. The Captain, whose good nature seemed inexhausti ble, readily acceded to his request so far at least as might lay in his power. He explained that it" was not always easy to obtain a free pass on the line "in question, but promised to use his influ ence, and seemed hopeful of the result He was better than his word, for when he met Mr. Pettigrew by appointment on the platform of the London termin us on his departure he pressed into his hand a pass to Plymouth and back. "My dear Captain Falconer." ex claimed Mr. Pettigrew, fingering the document delightedly, "I am really ex tremely obliged to you." "So you ought to be," said the Cap tain, in his jovial way; "I had no end of trouble to get K, I can tell yon. Pat it in your pocket," he added, rather mysteriously. "Ta! ta! old fellow. Sor ry I can't wait to see you off." Mr. Pettigrew wrung his friend's band and took quite an affectionate farewell of him. The pas was reallr a substantial favor, foe the first-class fare to Plymouth and back far Mr. Pettigrew,'like many other mean peo ple, never stinted himself of luxury -and comfort at a pinch amounted ;to a very . considerable number of sett lings. He seated himself with great alacrity hi a vacant fret-ehus compart saeat, called for afoot-warmer, wrapped himself in his traveling rag, and pre-, pared far a eemf ortaUe joaraer.- He was hegianlag ta believe he woaldhave the compartmeat to him self, wbea, at the last memeat, a gen tleman, who had before looked ia at Aewiadow aad passed ea,awpre- fsented himself again, and took posses sion of the corner seat by tne door, as he did so, the ticket collector appeared, and Mr. Pettigrew presented his pass for inspection. It struck Mr. Pettigrew that the offi cial scrutinized the pass somewhat suspiciously, and, upon returning it, looked at him with a searching glance. It is probable that the man merely de sired to assure himself of the validity of the document and of the respecta bility of the holder. On both these points he was no donbt satisfied, for he passed on without comment; but Mr. Pettigrew was of a nervous and fidgety disposition, and he suddenly recalled to mind his friend's somewhat pressing injunction to him on the platform to put the pass in his pock et. Without suspecting any thing wrong, but with vague misgivings, he now looked at the pass himself for the first time. It was -apparently perfectly regular, but he perceived with uneasi ness that it was made ont in favor of a Mr. Moss Levi. The letter-press stated that the reason of the pass being granted should be mentioned in the space indicated for the purpose, and tms was nilea in by tne word "ship pins:." Mr. Pettigrew did not at all like the idea of personating somebody else, es pecially when he proceeded to read the very stringent regulations unaer which the pass had been issued. The fact that it was not transferable, and was only available for the individual in whose name it was made out, was repeated over and over again with painful per aistency Mr. Pettigrew now under stood clearly enough why the Captain had manifested uneasiness. Evidently the pass had been obtained by false pretenses, and by using it he was rendering himself a party to the fraud.' Mr. Pettigrew had one of those exces sively tender consciences which are in dicative of innate cowardice. He was not the least concerned, on moral grounds, how the pass had been ob tained, nor would he have felt any scruple about using it if he could have felt certain of not being found out. But he was appalled at the prospect of detection, and the danger seemed to his excited imagination imminent. The probability was that this Mr. Moss Levi, being apparently connected with the shipping interest, was known to some of the ticket inspectors on the line. The demeanor of the official who had already inspected the pass now seemed to him to have been un pleasantly suggestive of suspicion. It was possible that this man had aotual ly telegraphed down the line to some of his brother officials on the route to look out for the impostor. A cowardly conscience is a remorseless stimulator of morbid imagination, and before he had gone many miles Mr. Pettigrew had convinced himself that his worst apprehensions would be realized. Scarcely less disconcerting than the fear of detection was the idea, of hav ing to keep up the 'character of the person he was supposed to be. A fatal drawback to this was that whereas the name of Mr. Moss Levi unmistakably indicated Hebraic origin, Mr. Petti grew s nose was a pure Gentile snub.- This was so manifest at a glance that the fact was alone calculated to excite suspicion of his identity. Mr. Petti grew felt that he could not stand against this insurmountable discrep ancy, and that to attempt to swagger and brazen out the situation if his identity were challenged would be hollow mockery. The consequence was that by the time the train reached the first station at which a stoppage occurred, he had fidgeted himself into such a state of abject apprehension that his nervous and agitated manner was almost sullicient to betray him. When the ticket inspector made his'ap pearance, Mr. Pettigrew, who had wrapped his offending nose in a muffler and turned up the collar of his coat so as to conceal his features as much as possible, handed up his pass with the air of a criminal. No wonder the offi cial, after looking at it, favored the poor gentleman with a long stare, which made him burst into a cold per spiration. But this man, like tho other, returned the pass without rais ing any objection, to Mr. Pettigrew's unspeakable relief. As the train pro ceeded on its journey he breathed more freely, and even for a moment contemplated the possibility of reach ing his destination without misad venture. But his dismal misgivings were bjr no means allayed, and a very slight circumstance sufficed to arouse them again. Ever since the start his fellow-passenger had remained quietly seated in the opposite corner, reading and dozing alternately. He was a middle-aged man, with strongly marked features and very black eyes and eyebrows. Nothing being further from Mr. Pettigrew's desire than to en gage in conversation, and'thereby pos sibly betray himself, he had been, well satisfied to observe that the stranger seemed taciturn and uncommunicative. But whether it was that the last stop page had disturbed the current of this gentleman's meditation, or that he had been struck by Mr. Pettierew's aerita. tion, he now appeared disposed to be curious. He took stock of his un fortunate companion, who quailed in a most guilty manner beneath his glance, and presently he asked affably: "Going to Plymouth, sir?" "Yes,'f gasped Mr. Pettigrew. "So am L said the stranger; in fact, it's my native place. Know many people there, sir?" Mr. Pettigrew was about to aaswer nervously in the negative, but sudden ly recollecting that he was personating somebody else, whose name might transpire during the journey, he was seized with a veritable paniav "No at least, I mean yes. Yes, cer tainly. In fact," he added, incautious ly, Tm going down on business." "Indeed!" exclaimed the stranger, with interest. "Then Tm sure I've met you before, sir. I knew vonr fr directly. You are often ud and Jam tlds line, are you not?" Again Mr. Jfettigrew was about ia Taloatarilv to rive a truthful nAr bat remembering, just in time, the pa Won of affairs, he hastily replied ia we amrmasive. "You are aot Mr. Richardson, ami yea, sir?" inquired the stranger, insia aaliagjy. "Ne, sir. mv name ia Levi" ronluMl Mr. Pettigrew, with agalp, being takca aback, This was eminently rash, as Mr. Pet tigrew felt the moment he had spoken, since the statement laid him open to all sorts of dangers. Instantly it flashed across his mind that the stranger might be acquainted with the real Mr. Levi. The idea was too dread ful to contemplate, but fortunately the stranger made no sign. He might, however, recognize the name and turn the conversation on to shipping and mercantile matters, concerning which Mr. Pettigrew was as ignorant as an infant in arms. To avert this contin gency, and to check himself from rush ing headlong to destruction, Mr. Petti grew, in desperation, closed his eyes and feigned to sleep, which, perhaps, under the circumstances, was the wisest thing he could have done. At all events the expedient was successful, for the stranger naturally relapsed into silence. Glancing, however, at him, after a mile or two, beneath his eye lids, Mr. Pettigrew found to his dis may, that he was still regarding him quietly and persistently. It was a trying ordeal to feign to be uncon scious of this, and poor Mr. Pettigrew suffered a martyrdom in the attempt He knew that he made a miserable failure of it, yet he dared not face his companion openly, for fear he should resume the conversation. It was a positive relief when the next stoppage of thetrain distracted the stranger's attention, though Mr. Pettigrew was aware that he would again have to produce his unlucky pass. When the inspector appeared in due cour.-e, Mr. Pettigrew pretended to wake up with a start, and produced the document, but, in doing so, he contrived to drop it upon the floor of the carriage. In a moment the stranger, who seemed to be on the alert, officiously pounced upon it and handed it to the inspector. But in the most natural manner in the world he first unfolded it, and Mr. Pettigrew perceived that he took the opportunity of glancing at the con tents. The action occupied only a moment, but, nevertheless, the stranger evidently satisfied his curi osity. He leaned back in his seat with a smile, and looked at Mr. Pettigrew with increased interest This episode made Mr. Pettigrew more uncomfort able than ever, and, upon receiving the pass back again, he hastened to resume his iictitious slumber. But he could not resist peeping furtively at his companion from time to time, and he grew more and more convinced that the stranger regarded him as an impostor. The consequence was that he worked himself into such a fever of nervousness and apprehension that at length he could stand it no lunger. He resolved, therefore, to get rid of the pass at all hazards, even at the sacri fice of having to pay the full fare. Bet ter this than run the risk of the pains and penalties to which detection would subject him. Watching his opportunity, Mr. Petti grew, when the stranger had turned aside for a moment, suddenly let down the window, and crushiug the pass into a ball in the palm of his hand, he cast it forth into space. But his move ments, quick as they were, did not es cape the attention of the stranger, who witnessed the whole maneuver. He glanced at Mr. Pettigrew in such a sig nificant manner that the unhappy gen tleman felt bound to explain. "A most awkward circumstance!" he murmured. "I was just opening the window when my pass " "Dropped out?" interposed the stranger, in a sympathetic tone. "Yes, dropped out," said Mr. Petti grew, very red in the face. "Dear me! How did you manage it?" inquired the stranger. 'I don't know. I had it in my hand, and the draught was strong," said Mr. Pettigrew, hastily. "However," he added, with more assurance, "it can't be helped. I must pay, that's all." "Pay. Oh.no! I shouldn't think of such a thing if I were you," returned the stranger, briskly. "You've lost your pass by an accident, but you've only got to say so. I saw it and will ghc my testimony." "You are very kind," said Mr. Petti grew, not quite knowing whether to feel grateful or not After all there was no reason why he should pay the expensive railway fare if he could get oft doing so, and now that the tell-tale pass had disappeared in the breeze, there seemed no fear of detection. If the official at the next station declined to accept his statement about the loss of the pass, he would only be called upon to pay, and this he was now reconciled to do. Consider ably easier in his mind, Mr. Pettigrew awaited the result of the experiment with tolerable eauanimitv. and even ventired to exchange ideas with his companion on tne suojecc ox tne weather. When the next stage of the journey was reached and the inevitable ui-t luspucwjr again prcsenreu Him self, Mr. Pettigrew told his story glibly enough. "Of course, if I must pay, I must," he concluded, putting his hand reluct antly in his pocket "Pooh! Nonsense! No occasion whatever for that," interrupted the stranger. "I know this gentleman had a pass, inspector, and I saw him lose it" "Will you give me .your name and address, sir?" said the official. "Certainly," again interposed the stranger before the startled Mr. Petti grew could speak. "This gentleman is Mr. Moss Levi, the agent of the Sil ver Crescent Steamship Comnanv. You only have to telegraph to London ana asic lor instructions. Tell them to wire reply to Plymouth, and lock us in till we get there. The gentleman is well known to your colleagues there. The inspector, civilly enough, acquiesced in this arrangement, and the stranger glanced at Mr. Pettigrew for his approval. But Mr. gettigrew had turned very pale, and leaked the very picture of dismay. The plan sug gested weald hare been excellent if he i had been the person he pretended, bat as it involved the necessity af-afe being identified by some one who knewllr. Levi, the drawback' was at once appar ent In fact, now that it was too late, Mr. Pettigrew. reaioed .his folly, aad. caned the atrangerV weFl-iatetrtieoea interference. However, he had? m mitted himself irretrievably, aad there was nothing lor it hat U face the atta atioa. The more hethoaghtof it the leas he liked it aad all his former fears revived with painful iateasity. After alt, ilhe had kept the pais no difficul ties mignt nave arisen, out he had now rashly brought upon himself the very danger he had apprehended. Detection was inevitable, and, what was worse, the fact of his having nothing. to show was calculated to suggest that his per sonation of another person was an im pudent fraud, without a shadow of all excuse. The train was rapidly ap proaching its destination, and Mr. Pet tigrew pictured himself being dragged before a magistrate and held up to pub lic disgrace as a railway swindler. In the midst of these agonizing re flections, Mr. Pettigrew's glance en countered that of his companion, who seemed, from his manner, to divine what was passing in his mind. "I suppose yon realize, sir, the awk ward fix you have got yourself iuto," said the stranger, sharply. "I 1 what do you meanP" gasped Mr. Pettigrew. " You know very well what I mean," returned the stranger. You said you were Mr. Moss Levi. It is a lie an impudent imposture. I am Mr. Moss Levi." "You?" ejeculated Mr. Pettigrew, faintly. "Yes, sir. Itisjnotthe first time I have been personated upon this line. The directors have determined to pros ecute, and the result of my message will be that you will be taken into cus tody at Plymouth." "But but I had a pass," crhd Mr. Pettigrew, transfixed with horror and consternation. "A forgery," said Mr. Levi, with an unpleasant laugh; "you wisely got rid of it However, that won't help you much." "Good heavens! yon are joking!" murmured Mr. Pettigrew, wiping the perspiration from his brow with a trembling hand. "You'll see," said Mr. Levi, omin ously. "But, sir. it is a mistake. I will give my real name and address. I can bring any evidence you like of my re spectability," cried Mr. Pettigrew, in a frenzied manner. "lean not anticipate the investiga tions of the police," said Mr. Levi, coldly. "As for your respectability, at all. events you are traveling without a ticket, on pretense of being somebody else. The penalty is a month, I be lieve," he added, in a matter-of-fact tone. This cold-blooded way of putting it was more than Mr. Pettigrew could bear. He yiolded to a veritable panic, and almost fell upon his knees, implor ing Mr. Levi to assist him. "The matter is not in my hands," said Mr. Levi, apparently touched by his companion's distress. "I will pay any thing any thing!" cried Mr. Pettigrew, wildly. "A hundred pounds?" queried Mr. Levi. "Eh?" exclaimed Mr. Pettigrew with a start "Give me a check for 100, and I will assist you to escape," said Mr. Levi, with-a sudden change of manner. "Have you your check-book handy?" "Yes," said Mr. Pettigrew, scarcely understanding. "Here are pen and ink," said Mr. Levi, producing a writing-case. "I will undertake to square the police and hush .the matter up." "But how?" inquired Mr. Pettigrew, staggered by the amount demanded, yet too terrified and agitated to demur. "I have a ticket" said Mr. Levi, producing it "Take it and get out at the next station the one before Plymouth. Leave the rest to me." Mr. Pettigrew was literally terrified into complying with these terms. He had no time for reflection, even if he had been capable of doing so. The train was already slackening speed, and before he knew where he was, he found himself safely landed on the platform of the station short of Plymouth, having paid the substantial sum of 100 as tne price of his free dom. When he came to think the matter over calmly afterwards, he began to suspect that he had been swindled. He accordingly went on to Plymouth, and the next Tlay he made inquiries at the station, but they knew nothing what ever about the matter, as every passen ger by the train he mentioned had de livered up a ticket in the ordinary way. It was clear then to Mr. Pettigrew that, although his enterprising fellow-traveler had provided him with a ticket in the manner described, he had taken the precaution to retain one for his own use, which had enabled him to es cape ail unpleasantness. Mr. Petti grew, on arriving at this conclusion, at once telegraphed to his bankers to stop the check; but he received a wire in reply stating that it had already been cash'ed. This, in conjunction with there having been no difficulty at Plym outh about a lost pass, so clearly pointed to a deliberately planned con spiracy that Mr. Pettigrew, in his vir tuous indignation, did not scruple to demand an explanation from Captain FalconerBut the Captain onlv laughed at him for his folly, and could with j diniculty be restrained from telling the story to every one in the club; and to this day Mr. Pettigrew can not make up his mind whether Captain Falconer was a party to the transaction or not However, he has never asked nor re ceived a favor from him since. Lon don Truth. Terrible Locust Plagues. 'The records of locust plagues in the warm countries of the' East in modern as well as in ancient times, almost sur pass belief. Kirby and Spence mention aa army of locusts which ravaged the Maaratta country, extending in a col umn five hundred miles long, and so compact that it obscured the sua like aa eclipse. Near the close of the last century so many perished in the sea oa part cJhe Afghan coast that ajttatk time or.fourfeetTiiga, aad about fifty miles long, was formed on the shore by their dead bodies, and the stench of them was carried oae hundre aad Ifty: miles by the wind. Ia another pare of Afjaea, earlyJa the Christian era, jae pmgue ef lecaets'is' said to hare caused the, itairh f at 800,000 persons, and ia MHtearlVMbadaplagae oecarredia Italy. Agaia. 11478, more than Jp,. 000 persons perished ia the Venettaa j territaries from famine owed by la eaita. ihfre MwigU. CROPPING NEW LAND. Vploable grffMtIo for Settlers WB4 IabU la the Northwest., Uew land, most of which Is prairie in the Northwest, is plowed the season previous to cropping, to kill and mora or less complete the decay of the roots, decay being a pre-requisito to facilitate the pulverization of the soil. There are a few exceptions to this rule. For in stance, turnips and swedes are planted, en a small scale, on the sod of early broken land in June or July of the same season. Beans are also planted in some cases, on sod. Tne rate of decay varies according to the time when the land is first plowed. In most seasons the sod of land plowed in May and June, rots far more rapidly than that plowed between June 20 and the middle of July. In I fact it is considered injudicious, and worse than labor lost; to break up new prairie land after July 4. The prevailing idea is, that corn can not be profitably grown as a new and hrtt cop; but this depends on the coif dilion of the pulverization of the soiL If new breaking done betweeen May 20 and June 20, three inches deep, is cross-plowed the following September five inches deep, and given two extra harrowings one just before freezing up in November, and another when preparing to plant tho corn a crop of thirty or forty bushels per acre can be grown, as I proved years ago on eight acres treated as described. The general poor success with corn on new land, is due to the poor prep aration of the land itself, not to any in herent defect of the soil. If it is desir able to raise corn, the land should be broken between May 15 and the mid dle of June, to facilitate the rapid rot ting of the grass roots, which, in com mon with the top growth, are more succulent during this interval than later. By cross-plowing, instead of back-setting (turning the furrows back lineally is back-setting), the furrows are cut into twelve, fourteen, or six-taen-inch pieces, according to width of plow nsed. The following mode may be adopted by new settlers in Dakota or elsewhere: The sod can be cross plowed or back-set five inches deep in September, plowing once only. This course brings up new soil, to be natu rally pulverized by freezing and thaw ing the succeeding winter; but the fur row slices, containing the mass of grass roots, are not much broken down or pulverized in this way, the harrows not working as deep as the ground is plowed. Two piowings in the fall when the corn is to be planted in the spring will, however, cure the trouble. The first plowing need be only as deep as the breaking plow works, say two and one-half to three inches. Harrow ing well, after plowing back, pulver izes this surface soil, also breaking up its contained growth of roots. The sod being plowed and well harrowed, plow again live inches deep. This course puts the rich vegetable mold down to a depth of three to five inches, where the corn roots raulily reach it, putting two znd one-half to three inches of rootlets or clean soil on top of the richer soil it covers. In this way, by efficient work, fair to full crops of corn can be raised. There are two reason? why corn docs not generally do well as a first crop on new land. One is that shallow break ing from two to three inches deep does not supply pulverized soil of suf ficient depth for the feeding roots; an other is that in working corn on new land, the halt-decayed roots still find pieces f sod as large as one's hand to gether, and these being moved by the cultivators in working, the corn roots and plants are more or less moved, thus arresting growth and spoiling the corn. But this can not happen if the deep plowing in September is done, or if two piowings are made as suggested. Harrow-cutting gang plows, strong corn plows, or disc pulverizers, can bo used erossways of the furrow between the first and second piowings, if two piowings are made, to increase pulveri zation. Wheat generally does best as the first crop, as the soil is not plowed mora than two and a half inches deep, on the average, the ground being harrowed once or twice before seeding, accord ing to degree of root decay, and always twice over after seeding. The main roots of the wheat easily penetrate the firm soil that has not been loosened at a depth of three inches, while the side roots feed on the soil which has been pulverized by previous cultivation. J. W. Clarke, in Country Gentleman. Of Interest to Women. Jewelry of all kinds is much worn. Wash-goods will be much worn this summer. Very dressy bonnets are made of col ored crape. Black silk stocking with lisle-thread feet are popular. La Gloria in an all-wool fabric in mourning goods that imitates Canton crape. Gold and silver hair-pins, both plain and ornamental, continue in high fa vor. Princetta cloth is a new dress fabrio of silk and wool.in light weight for sum mer wear. Ribbon trimmings are in favor as ornaments to thin dresses for both day and evening wear. Carpets and other floor coverings are encsper in price wiis spring wan Deiora for some seasons. N. T. World. An exchange says that each farmer whose home garden does not embrace a sufficiency of strawberries and rasp berries for the family should see to it that the deficiency is remedied. Don't go another season without; Yon can not afford to do it 'You will hare bet ter health, your wife will think better of you, aad you wiir. think better ot yourself if yoa attend to tale matter. s ' Hamburg Steak: Take lean raw beet chop very fine, add chopped onion to flavor, if liked add a little more, sea son with pepper aad, salt. Wad with aa ecg, nuke ia small tat cakes, dip lightly ia ioar. Be sare aad have the spider quite hat, batter it. well and eook quick like bssartsak. Tk Jhrrr AaJaV COMPARISONS. AMwr kM eeaelaal Will Fi6Mfe Be eear W th Mertasrjr statu?-- ties. "W- uoionei lerger stepped raro aa --jgM Austin avenue car. There were only two passengers, one being -a fashioa- ablv-dressed lad v with a thick vail over- her face, and tho other Judge Penny- V bunker, a cynical old bachelor, who has no possible use for what ia popular ly known as "the softer sex." He never allows an opportunity pass to say something disagreeable about; women. "Look at that fashionably-dressed! lady in tho other end of the car," said. Pennybunker. "I am gazing at her." "Don't she remind you of aa In dian?" "An Indian?" "Yes, an Indian. All fashionablet women are like Indians." "What earthly resemblance is there between the two?" "Well, if 3ou can't see tho resem blance then there must be a hole is your head where tho bump of compari son is located." "I must confess I don't see the re semblance yon say is so apparent" "I am not referring to the vindictive, suspicious disposition which the society lady, in fact, the entire female sex, has, ia common with the Indiau, but to their outward appearance." "I am still in the dark." "In the first place the Indian loves: finery aad gaudy colors. The more: rainbow colors an Indian can hang up on his person, the happier he is. Just so with the women." "That's a fact" replied Colonel Ycrger, "I hadn't noticed that" "An Indian paints his face. So do women." "Just so! By Jove! my wife does it. too." "Indians scalp their victims. Women-, snatch them baldheaded. Three fourths of the married men of the. United States wear their hair thin." Colonel Yerger smiled and passed his: hand soothingly over the place whent the hair once was. "Indians can't take care of them selves. They have to be provided with rations and every- thing else that they need, and if they dou; get what they want they go on the war path. So do women." Colonel Yerger slappedJiis log, and. said: "By thunder, that's" the way my wife does." "Indians love sugar and sweetmeats. An Indian will eat mpre sugar than a bear. Don't the women eat candy by the pound?" The jaws of the lady in the corner quit working. Sho had a paper of caramels in her lap. Colonel Yerger nodded assent "And to complete the resemblance the women even go beyond the In dians. The Indians only wear feathers, in their heads, whereas the wonic& wear whole birds and yet you say that there is no resemblance between a. Comanche Indian and a woman." The lady in the end of the car shook her head indignantly, so that the bird in her hat seemed to fly. "Indians can't vote, neither can women," continued Pennybunker. "You are right Pennybunkcr Thcrc is no difference worth speaking of between them. I get off here." Colonel Yerger stepped to tho 'car door. The lady in the corner arose threw back her vail, and said, with'a. calmness that was apalling: "Good morning, Colonel." It was Mrs. Yerger, who had been; out shopping. Tableau! Texas Sifltnqs. THE NEW LIBRARY. The Grand Structure to Be Erected Scat the Capitol Building. The plan adopted proposes a build ing of ample dimensions, to hold ulti mately three'million books, measuring; four hundred and fifty feet by threes hundred, and covering about two and nine-tenths acres of ground. The: style of architecture is of the Italian; renaissance order. Its interior ar rangements are approved by the Libra rian. The building is designed to be of stone in the exterior aud of iron, and concrete in the interior, entirely fire-proof in all its parts. It is a plead ing and, it is held, a sufficiently ornate: edifice, without extravagance, and is; intended to be entirely in harmony with the CapitoL This is to be erected in the three squares lying between B street north, and East Capitol street and First and. Second streets east or else in the cor responding squares between B street: and East Capitol street and First and Second streets east These three squares on either side embrace about 226,137 square feet, to which is to be added 270,000 square feet now occupied! by the intersecting streets running; through it and for which, of course the Government would have nothing to pay. The limitation in the bill of $550,000 for the purchase of property was fixed on the basis of the values oC property in the three squares on the north side of East Capitol street It is not designed to fit up the whole: interior at once with iron shelving, but to introduce it gradually, finishing off the central portions, rotunda and con necting rooms, and the entire exterior structure. The chief element of cost is; in the iron alcoves of the interior, and. these may be finished ia successive years, as wanted for the increase of books. 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