i.oioro lite ena or tins year every
duo of iho Ji!8 towns in Connecticut
be connected by tcli'ilin.
i ho JVruvi.ui oil region i t 1 lo
cover 72,(10 square milt's. That
I cuusvivnuiri is tuioiit ;;,iU squrlio
.- COircspnU'lCUl asm tlm l ll ti-;l
rimes-Herald to "describe t!io 1'ircck
:'ross." It would bo much i ,i -ii-r Id
Icm.tiIio what has mule the Crock
Tho Pallas Xews says t lint there aro
flowers niul bees enough in Texas nnl
fi'ivs enough to ovcrllow a State like
Massachusetts six feet deep with milk
mill limit' v.
X.) man can rend the mum sot Creek
ami Turkish persons and places wiih
:ut realizing that there is bound to In;
a hi;,'h mortality rate among composi
tors mid proof readers.
A curious illustration of the diverse
cin-litions that may exist in this coitn
'.ry is t ho fact that while si many
people in tho Mississippi Ti;, vmy
mtTering from flooils the Xew Oi lcans
papers aro raising inouy for sull'vi-crs
from tlio drouth in Louisiana.
Scientific cultivation Irclili ' tho
tigar crop on the Hawaiian planta
tions, declares the Xew York Tribune.
An acre which formerly woul 1 nut .sup.
port in comfort one cannibal mov
prows a maximum of eleven tuns
sugar, a crop never equalled el-row hero.
THE SAME OLD SONC.
JInth.'r-". cat of (lift mollier-lu-art,
t a-iit-'ti a suii I, .ah f(i utel l.-w
1 way s tlu sun.., dear inoi ln-r nrr,
it '.'liim,' llie 1'al'V to niul fro.
Always n l.-i.y, lnwiut -roii,
llniiiiuoil lu Mccoy umli rtotio.
jo-nvit tlio I'.il'v nmmsrles to slrep
WmUie: Hi l-oiv; h-. wink lie may,
.nv wiiii a lo,'l In' iii.'s to ki"i '
'l1)" lli.'Us.-y u'"il fruia ti eye away,
NV-w.l, w.'-wil, luliu', lulu,' ilrto,
Vi.' ln-liriti tro'tln'r uliaati'il toy.
YV 'lie.', r.!i- vii.1. on til" baby's hr.ov
Sue I y .! rii'k with liis wi". war I'lu'j
4 -i ri !' "l liis tie,, lie pla vet !i -.l-ov,
(iii lu- Utile II t a niton. ,lnli. ,
W.'-W,l, W.'-Wll, t "llt'T loot lov, -
les'iring liio ha1'-lo and flu.
I'tli.'ri, ton, with tin snowy kid:!,'
P.v-lu. hv-lo, tii, in ly hint;,
A'l i li'll lie' ihlsl man intnist in,
Into t tin Ixi'-y's eves lo II ing
Atom uf .liist u m.-tt.n liini wink
And Into aivioiititi I t;-iitly isit.lv.
Wo Wl. W.'-wil. l'V-o. l'V-1.1,
t.o-r-i-lii. le-ru-la. ever th. s:cn
Kv.'r i he tun" nt lh ' I. en,- a,-. i!
O.i! "t lie' niuih"r!v li-' irl ll i-a.no.
P Til uf II S,ui- l!;l unit ! e s l.n, u,
i:.i't.iu.,' ill-' t-u'iy lo aiul fro.
Wliiio ur lli..
Alw l I 'lo
T i" sv "t"it
nr .r..n''.' t)i Inc.
:in' svv.s't tun,' i-, It- ar.l,
n r I'iu'tli ei'or l,ni' .
trill t'i t!e n siiiiiL liii.t.
..in oil in t li.' I w Himit trl-.i
las' Hi, ir lialici t i an I do.
li'-ru-la, ever a nintu,
iniinvini I .-'', in t!if K..!0.'n lii;lit
.' p.lllil 1 1 1 'OS lliutll.Ts '''illl-' -
s, ilark ie. mitiil
f.-i'iif ulil silvi'v lluw,
laiiy lo ami fro'.
1 1 1 '1 !i.'
.Holder, nut i.tt'io ni.itln'r-li.'iir!.
l-'a .lilu'i a sun:,- l,,it!i nvisa an. I iuv
A'nav. i!ie H.ini.'. il.'iir iiiiitli.'i- i'."t,
ll.' ''.in,' t',- l,;il,y t., n.i.l fru.
A'iv:i'sn la'.y. Invin' rioe',
llu'iiacl ia a ilivsmv nu.!i'r!-oi'.
Tlio lioai" yie-
TALK OF TWO lllXOS,
A woman's liicyele clul
i;:ed in Detroit the other day, 1
Free Tress says that it euli
within a week I icon it m no two lucmla os
could a.jrec as to tho uiiifonu to l o
worn. When Colorado musters in its
company of women militia, thei ew ill be
While) a mar) iao-o
liein; performed near Danville,
kerosene lamp (lamed nji an
iioeiit to exiilode w hen th-' hri h
it a'jd hurled it through p. v
The room then camo out from
the tnhle, where he had hid.'-,
the ceremony proceeded.
Promotions arc e.imiu.r; ra; i lly ilf -o
days in the upper ollieia! circles of tho
regular army. .Viiat few veterans of
the Civil War are left find th ae of
retirement close at hand ia the y-.u;:..;-est
cases. "The army w ill so.m ho
in the hands of oiileers trained only in
the walks of peaoo," observes the Xe .v
For the first time in twehly-ci-Jit
years the State of Ohio is without
Democratic representa'ioii in t!:c
I'nited States Senate. The Ion:,' pei iC
jf divided reire.-enta!ion bc;!:i ii;
tS'?3, with the election of Allen ft.
riiurniau as the colleasce fu" Juhn
Sherman. Once only has the rule of
.livided representation been broken,
i'ld that was in the Forty-sixth Con
jress, when Genrcje 11. Pendleton was
die colleague of Senator Thurmau.
One of tho new dictionaries has in it
a pretty big and yet perhaps a useablo
tvord, "politiealization," of which it
seems to be itself somewhat in douht,
although it hali'-suppiu'ts it with a
notation from the jrookly;i F.r.;,de,
which coined the phrase. The IC,r;!o(
it seems, oiieo referred to ''i-io steady
politiealization of the public schools,
by which it meant tho .subjection of
tliese senools to political control.
Whatever we may think of the word.
comments the Xew lork Observer, the
danger indicated is certainly a real
Illinois women tire making a sir 0113
effort to lift the compulsory education
law of their State into activity. At
present tho law only , remains that
every child shall attend school for six
teen weeks each year. Children ea-iiv
evade it by an irregular attendauea
during the last term of school. When
the school has closed it becomes diiii
eult to determine whether or not they
have had the preseriueil amount of
tuition. Actually, although there is a
penalty for infraction of the law, and
although infraction is frequent, the
penalty has never been imposed. It
is believed that a simple amendment
requiring the sixteen weeks of tuition
to be conseentiva and at the begin
ning of tho term, and providing for the
enforcement of the law, will be sufficient.
VnSOX," I s:iid
invol it 11 1 a r i I y,
stooping to knock
tlio aslt from'niy
cigar, ''perhaps I
ov.gut not- to ask,
nllhongli 1 have
known yuu fur
11 c a r 1 v three
but is it usual for a wife to w ear
iw.i we 1 ling rings?"
Oca 1 silence, lie ha just lowered
hi, violin, afior a very soft- solo -for il
wai considerably p.i.--t midnight when
I euturo.l th.it curious ijitoslion.
Tii. ro ha I boon a i evening party, and,
a ; I v,,i.s to slay at the house till morn
ing, ( .I'-sun's wife had said ''liood
logo!" and left us to tliii-ih our inevita
ble and talk. His month
1 vi;.. !- 1 a lii'lo, lull it was some time
before he retorted in a low ton":
''Is it usual for a man well under
forty to h ive hair as white as mine'.1"
"Well, perhaps not but 1 thought
y.iti a'li ibiited that to some shook or
o.iior. Wliat has that to do with
w i:h tiie two 1 ings?"
"K-.eryiliing." fie listened at the
door for a moment, turned down the
li gilts and then ca no and sat down,
sjirca lint; his hands over the tire.
"Two ring,? K-;aol!y, one is the ring
I put on her linger when I married
her; the second was put there by ati-
0:11. -r nun, and wid si.iv there as Urns
as the lirst."
' Xever mind now," I said. His
voice had trailed oil' huskily. "I had
no Men there was uny tragic element
behind tlio fn.-t."
"Tragic? Heavens' Tt was more
than that, Arthur," he whispered,
turning up a drawn face. "I never
meant to touch upon it, but when you
spoke it came back with a rush as vivid
as if 1 ha. I been standing nt tho mouth
of the old north shaft agaiir And that
was six years ago.
Inn ve heard mo speak at least, of
toe mine itself the Langhy Mine, in
Derbyshire. I had only been assistant
surveyor nt the pits there for about
nine months when it happened. At '.)
o clocc that morning, Arthur, three of
us stepped into the cage oil Jim
Ilalliday, the foreman, his sou Jim,
and niTsei:'; the men had gone down
an hear bt f no. I shall never forget
that young Jim's sweetheart had
walked over to the pit with him, as she
o-cn-iomiiiy did. Xlu-y were to be
manned in a week or two, and she
an 1 she had on her tingor the ring that
he had bought in Derby the dav be- I
lore just ior ilely s sake, or perhaps
o'u ui Koma-.ny prme. 1 recollect that
ju'-t a; tlio chain clanked and the win
tor sunshine was disappearing over
head, he shouted out a third lood-hy!
tj nor iulle ilrer.iiiine- t int it
A newspaper artist has been telling
some of the woes of the men who make
pictures for the daily papers. He says;
"It makes me tired sometimes w hen I
hear some smart Aleck who couldn't
tell the difference between art and a
si'le of sole leather criticise newspaper
illustrations. The public doesn't un
derstand what handicaps are continu
ally thrown about our work. A few
days before election I was given in
structions to make a portrait of one
of the candidates. He gave me an old
daguerreotype, made just after the
war, and paid he had had no photo
Rraph taken since then. Well, I made
his picture all right, hut in order to
do it I first had to cut off a full beard
and curl hia moustache. Then I gave
bitn a hair cut, parted his hair on the
other side, gave him a stand-up collar
and a modern cravat, and a ided thirty
yer.-s' worth of wrinkle to his face.
And yet tiicy say tucu woik iaa't art,"
-.nut! in earning mat It was
d-hy. Little enoueh old TT ,I.
liday and I thought that davs would
e;aiise lic-iore wo emerged into God's
" 1 :,. v. 1 , . ... , . .
-x ti.i na 1 neon uored tiie
year 11 ,-iore, and then abandoned be
cause it ran in tho direction of the
river. Wo three had had iiisi-,-io;,.u
to widen it for a space of ;;ou yards a
pieoo of work that had occupied us
nearly ,v a month, old Jim picked
and young Jim wheeled tho coal uway
to the nearest gallery, from where it
was carded over raiis to the bottom of
the main si-rut.
"Well, by 4 o'clock that afternoon
wo calculated roughly that we had
reached the limit laid down.
" M. think it's as near as possible,
?-Tr. Carson,' old Ilalliday said. 'Jim,
fiive another count, wo don't want the
water criming in,'
"Jim went brick. We could hear
him siueing out the paces in his light
he irt.'d fadiiott as ho returned, his
voice echoing through the long goller
i"s. 'Two-shly-nine pooh! you're
miles off it, dad." IJ ,vas ,;iy
score of yards ,;)', though. 'Two-six-
ty-niue two-seveiity-four. It'll allow
a ) ill twenty vet. I recon '
lie had just finished his count when
out tin re, no man could properly
d"'oril,e it. D was (onietln',, ,.',
had to realize f,,r himself before lit?
could understand a bnie 1,-i'f f u,
idden t-rror that whitened our li.,u
nod s 'Oiiie.l to h,-iu,r l10.,,.i 1,.
aiidstill. Thci-o was a rumbling in
one of toe distant galleries, and a sick
ening tremble cf the g.-.,n,l n,l,.r.
nt arh 11s; then then the most paralyz-in-r
sun,,.!. I do In lieve, that U to' be
lo-a'd in this world. How or why it
loi.ii ii( d is something to he placed
fiimoirr the host of unsolved mysteriea;
but in, re was one grinding, splinter
ing run -, as though the earth had split
' ll-fore w? could stir ban 1 or foot
t 1 r- ive ourselves, before we could even
t:,'- -" in tint an explosion had o-enrred
winle we wo-re guarding ng.iiust all
ot ho- rt of danger, down thundered
a m 1 -J of i-,a tons upon tons of it,
tliot i.h,; ke. up the onlv pn-c-v.ge lead-in.-
to the shaft. .It jus reached
yoonr,' Jin; ninding where lie did, tie
xv a s' 1 '!'!: down we hear. I his screech
em ,11 h the debris. "or about
'-e se-ond the earth ' eenied to
ire; and threatening universal
hen to! b-.-Rtne still ns a tomb.
.10'.! We bad our lami.s: obi
! look.l, and saw tliat we
re c it (;lt' .
-; f w.vi
i.i the rest of the world
e'O-ne-1 n.-xt I har.ilt
10,; 1 rh-d w itli i-ie rL'.vk,
.ota! vi,r of d.
other. Tim only thing I recollect i
that his face was gray as marble, and
that a line of froth stood on bis lips.
"lie was tho lirst to como back to
reuse. lie g ive one choking cry of
'Jim!' and Msggorod forward to that
black pile. Tdu boy's hand was stick
ing out front the bottom of it, clutch
ing coin ulsivcly at nothing. I sank
down and watched, in a sort of dreary
fascination, as old Jim, uttering
strange erie-i, tore at tho mass in a
mail lreuv. Ood help iuni! Jim was
the only tiling ho hud in the world to
love. In less ihan five minutes he had
dragged him out, and sat down to hug
1 1 i 111 in his arms. Dead? Xo;hecould
just open liis poor dust-filled uves in
answer to his father's whispers; but
we knew a! 01100 that he would lever
again make the galleries echo his pierc
"For whole hours, I suppose,
neither of us attempted to realize our
situation. We sai on in the dead si
lence, wailing for t-omething to hap
pen. Once or twice we saw young
Jim's blackened lips move feely, and
each time bis father would mutter
brokenly. 'Ay, my precious boy, w e'll
look after her!'' Once the oi.l man
broke out, ijuaveringly, into the hymn,
"Abide With Me!' but. ho got no' fur
ther than the third line. That, pcr-
uaps, was aooui n o eiocii, hut we
count iiei-p no count 01 tiie nme, asmv
watch had stopped. Hour alter hour
must have gone by, and still old Jim
sat, with rigid face and staring eyes,
clasping his burden. In all probability
it was morning above ground before at
hist he spoke.
"'How long can v,o hold out, Mi:
Carson? I'm nfiuid tii go on. I've
been a godless man all my time.'
That roused 111 . i examined our
position carefully. Tho passage was
about eight yards wide at this noint.
and measured about twenty paces from
tho end to where that solid wall of
coal blocked our path to the outer
world. As tho bore ran level with the
foot of tho north shaft, we were about
forty feet below the clear surface. We
Had no food, and our lamps would
burn, say, another hvo or six hours;
while tho breathing air, hot and gas
eous already, would probably become
unendurable before the evening came.
That was our situation, and let any
man conceive a worse, if ho can. One
slender chance of escape at tho best
loft; perhaps the entire mi.ssn.i-, v.-s
not blocked, ami we might, force our
way to tho main gallery. I was not
ntraul ot death in tlio way that it conies
to most people, bat T was afraid to
meet and struggle with it there. We
sprung to the task, wild at tho thought
that those few hours of stupor might
have marie all the dillereuce.
"You can guess what happened, and
why, after a long spell of" lighting to
break through that horrible wall, old
Jim threw himself down w ith a groan
and refused to go on. As fast ns we
loosened one mass, another crashed
down in its place; at the end of our des
perate attempt wo were half choked
and blinded with dust, our hands were
raw aud we had made scarce any head
"v. jj.ueiy, 100. nan we mvoii nn
the work as hopeless when my lamp
iiieueien oui nail an hour later, n
Jim's followed suit.
lotal oblivion! As I sat and eon
icnipniteri our late, 11 famtness of
mingled hunger and despair crept over
me. Young Jim, quite still, was
propped up against the wall close by.
ltmn a few feet of mo sat his father
at. times lie would start w and shriek
out iu nameless terror at others hn
would catch tip his pick and hack at
Ine walls with the fury of a maniac.
And worse was to come.
J tuintc I must have fainted. I do
not seem lo recollect any more until
the moment w hen I beca'mo conscious
ot my maie s hard breathing over me,
aim 01 ine Met mat Ins hand was feel
iug or, so it seemed for my throat
1 Unshed awav. nantin!r under tho
stiricK ot this Hew horror.
01m, 1 gaspen, -j0r Heaven's
r-ako keep sane! Xf we're to go, let us
me like men!
-u answer; 1 near.! linn crawling
away, and that was nil. The dead
silence was only broken by a faint
trickling sound. Trickling! Yes;
put my hand to (lie level, and found
half an inch of water and hotter and
sliding grew the aimosnln re. Pray
ing hard to myself, I realized now thai
should no help come, only a few hours
could live betwixt us and the end.
And then nld Jim might go lirst, and
t should be left. Xny, t was nbendv
practically alone; the fear that was
slowly whitening my hair had turned
old Jim's bruin.
"He suddenly sent 1111 a peal of
delirious laught r. 'Water! Who
s.-.ys water? Why, mates, I'm sv, im
ining in i' ! ! re a g 1!'
"Presently he be-.' in crct'ing roun 1
to liiid me. I could hear hint comma-,
by his labored re -pir.i'ion, and thr
swishiug of tbi e.'.z-i as ho moved.
P.ound and round the sp.aee we went
sWithiir. until r lat he ma le a 1 tin
ning ruli and caurht me by the ankle,
'fiot hini!' Ho yelb-1 i: 'w ith a g'. c
tha was r.nmistn!w-.i,;e.
"M"ore words -t'oulj .-11,-vif. ,1-onvt y
th" sen-ati-jn of id at moment'. Haf
suffocated. pR . r 'l ordinary fear, I
closed ,., v r,..(.r t ! 1 mate, and we
wr-nt sfo ' r 'or 1 to ivilfio a -nos cur j
p on, uri',,1 el hi .1 n nunged to thvo-v
Agbinst tho wall. After that ho lay
quite still. T btticved at the time that
I hud killed him, but i knew lifter,
ward tlia' it was that blow which pro
solved bis reason,
"Tlio rest eiiu bp I. .hi in a few woi.K
After that I ley there like one in a
dream, while the pestilential air slowly
did its work. Sometimes I fancied X
could feel cool breezes blotting down
on 1110, and nt older heard soiuii one
telling 1110 1 0 wake up, for that the
tthistle had hounded r.t the pits. How
lung I lay so, I can only conjecture. 1
really knew nothing more until I wan
i'oiicd by the sound of that coal bar
rier era. liiii;; down bifore the pick
mid spades of a doen resellers, ami
the hubbub from a dozeu throaU as
tin y broke into onr tomb.
"Only just in time. (Mil Jim's f.ien
was only just out cf the water, ami
tiny Kii'l that 110 human being could
have lived iu that atmosphere for an
other two hour.-;. And young JiitiV
well, there was just enough life left ill
him to last three days.
Till the end of that third day, I
kepi to my bed; and then they scut to
snv that ha was going, but that he
wished to see me tirst. J reached the
house just iu time to catch his last
o ion you II lake dor, mate! .Vlarry
no one else! Only only, you'll
let wv ring stay there. Promise me
"What could X do but promise? I
had no thought then of marrying his
sweetheart but it was his dying wish,
and for years Jim and 1 hud been like
"Just n year later I asked her if
there was room iu her heart, for ine,
niul and well, that's enough. Now
you know why my wile wears two wed
ding rings." Tit-Hits.
rurfii I INC. INCIDENTS AND DARING
, DEEDS ON LAND AN3 SEA.
i- . (Miiim-B ..f n m Khmk l.y
Native of lnlla-A It.it I l.-n.tli.i I""-""
.. 1.- 1 ,1..,-. on 11 Miii.-i" iimiy t"
'.iluntil.-.til l-ixliMur.lliiary "'"
'Talk about vottr clir.rk huntem m
Ihe Somli l'.teiiio islands," remarkc
ifio .,1,1 traveler, "but I remember see
ing an encounter with one of tlioso
long-toothed gentry Unit for eool nerve
beat iiuvlhing I ever rca I about
"1 wi'n touting around Calcutta one
div lute in the autumn, waiting f'
the ev nin-r train up to the city of llu
irli. when 1 heard a tremendous shout
ing coming from the direction of the
river 1 nidi, v, hi. ii is practically one o
tho mouth of tho lianges. Trotting
nver to tho shorn ns fast as a while
mail ever travels in India, I saw a hu
commotion. Natives were hurrying
uwiiv from the bunk as if 111 terror 11m
then running bar k ns if their curiosity
had overcome their greatest fears. The
river w as full of boats. The occupant
of tho larger ones were screaming with
excitement, while, those 111 tlio small
ones were slo ieking and jabberin;
' w ilh
Some comets have more than 0110
tail. The great comet of 1711 had six
tails spread fan shape.
Two French biologists 11 ml evidence
that fasting lessens tlio elleet of .diph
theria and other microbial poisons.
The largest mainiuoth fouud in tho
Siberian ice fields measured seventeen
feet in length aud was ten feet high.
Llcelricity has been adopted ns tho
motive power of tlto machinery con
nected with tho drainage svst-ni in
lo gnaril against disease tlio IjCgis-
lature of Xew Hampshire passed a law
providing for the inspection of all ico
sold within tho State.
The eye of the vulture is so con
strueted that- it is a high-power tele
scope, enabling the bird io see objects
at an almost incredible distance.
A nugget of platinum, weighing
nearly two pounds, is on exhibition in
Xew York. This is believed to be the
largest nugget ever discovered, the
metel being usually found iu very
A company has been formed which
made an oiler to the municipality of
ot. J'eterslmrg, ltussia, lo light nil the
streets of the city with electric lights
for the same price that is now paid for
tno very unsatisfactory ligutiug with
Charles Durcklmltei', the astronomer
of tho.Chabot Observatory, of Cali
fornia, will travel half-way around the
world so that for two minutes, in far
oil' India, ho may endeavor to photo
graph tho sun during solar eclipse of
True manna is said to be found on
the blades of a blue grass growing in
Queensland. Nearly three parts of it
consist of inantiite, which, though
sweet, is not a sugar. Masses n3 large
as marbles appear on the nodes of the
stems, llie manna-bearing grass
not only indigenous to Australia, but
is found in tropical Asia and Africa.
Telegraph and telephone poles ar
the latest development in the lino of
manufactures from paper. They are
made of pulp in which n small amount
of borax, tallow, and other ingredients
aro mixed. These nre east in a mold
in the form of a hollow rod of tho do
sired length. The poles are claimed
to bo lighter and stronger than wood,
and it is said that the weather does
not affect them.
Derivation of tlio MiimS or the Days.
Sunday is so called, because it was
anciently dedicated to tho worship of
the sun. Monday means literally the
day of the 1110011. Tuesday was dedi
cated to Tuisco, the Mars of our Saxon
ancestors, tho deity that presided over
combats, strifes and litigation. Hence
in England Tuesday is assize day; tho
day for combat, or commencing litiga
tion. In this country it is generally
tho day selected for tho opening of
court terms or sessions. Wednesday
is so called from Wodin, or Odin, a
deity or chief among the northern
nations of Europe. Thursday was
named by the Saxons from Tiior, the
old Teutonic god of thunder. Friday
is from Frea or Friga, a goddess of the
old Snson mythology. Suturday means
simply Saturn's day, 'the name being
derived from the deify of that name.
a eofisiiieraiue auiouni 01 icar
soon discovered that the fuss had
boon created bv n large shark xvnu:
had como up with the tide and had
ventured a little further than it was
customary for sharks to do. His dor
sal iln was cutting tho water hero nud
there and when occasionally ho turned
0:1 his back and sent his noso nud
grinning teeth above tho waier groans
an t screams of horror went up iu nil
directions. His sharkslnp was evi
dently out for supper and was casting
longing glances at the succulent lliii
doo babies, of whom a considerable
number were in sight.
"Iu tho midst of all the hubbub a
Soap From Hunflower Iseiuls,
Those interested in new industries
may be glad to hear that it is possiblo
to manufacture good soaps from sun
flower seeds. Sunflowers grow easily.
and need lhile nttention. A comnanv
ms been organized in the United
States to manufacture this sort of sunn
is claimed that- the average yield of
plants to the acre is 'JoOO pounds gross;
percentage of oil is one-ihird the
weight of the seeds, so that fiOO 11, muds
of seed will make UIH) pounds of nil
The latier, when retincd and ready to
use in making soaii. is worth nlmnt.
si a pound, and is i.aid to mako the
linest of toilet soaps. The net urolit.
of the sunflowers to the grower is put
at fll an acre.
tall, lank Hindoo stepped oui, upon the
roof of a kind of houseboat ail in
short, speech announced tb:-.; ho would
calch the 'shark
"fiisfunllv a dead hush f.'ll upon the
multitude. The Hindoo stood erect.
He was armed only Willi a long rope
like a lariat, which he held b.-hiu l his
back wilh his left hand.
"Presently Mr. Shark eamo to tho
surface about eight yards from tho boat
and immediately the Hindoo plunged
"A chorus of groaua nud exclama
tion went up, in the midst of w hich
the Hindoo reappeared, swimming with
his right hand. Man and shark faced
each other, and I fancied that I saw
pleased expression in the monster's
eye as much as to say: 'Well, this is
civil, to say the leas'
"The shark evidently thought he had
a cinch on tho situation, for ho swam
leisurely towards the Hindoo, turned
slowly upon his back, and opened his
mouth, luc montu closed with a snap,
ami the people screamed, but the Hiu
doo had dived, and presently ho ep
penred again on tho oilside of the
shark, r.milffig and e.till carrying his
"The big fish looked surprised, mid
then made another f gentle dab nt tho
Hindoo. The result was the same, and
Mr. Hindoo came up fresh for the third
"Then tho shark hegan to grow
angry, and made a vicious run at the
Hindoo, and again he missed. Tho
people on shore and iu the boats began
to feel confidence in the human cham
pion and their groans were changed to
applause. Every time the man made
a point against the fish those heathens
would send up a rousing cheer.
"Well, by this time tho thing was
getting exciting. I nover saw euch
swimming before, and I never -will
again. The man was a regular water
snake. He dodged, twisted, dived and
jumped like an eel. Tho fish made
charge after charge. Oneo his fin
grazed the Hindoo's arm, and the water
was colored with blood. The man's
stock went down a point, but it Boon
rose again, when tho crowd began to
see that tho iish simiily wasn't in it.
The man was beating him nt his own
gamo. You see the fish could only go
in one direction straight ahead like
an arrow wltilo the man turned and
doubled like a fox.
Well, by and bye the exertion and
excitement told on the monster. Ho
got "rattled, churned the river into
foam, and then became nuiet nn.xiii.
At this moment, tha Hindoo faced him
again. It was the last round.
The shark charged languidly. The
man waited, lying in tho water until
the great mouth was open to seize him.
Then, with a convulsive backward lean.
ho straightened his body and sank feet
downward, liko a plummet of lead.
J. lie shark settled down over him.
lashing the water into n lather of fon.ni.
Tliey seemed to be grappling with each
other. Ine crowd croaned mid
screamed, and then became silent.
1 or tho space of what Eeeinnd nn
hour, the people watched the surface
of the water, until even tho bubbles
had disappeared, and all was quiet.
Jjost, lost!' screamed a Driest, and
the mob re-echoed the cry and betran
to l,,' 11,,,;,. 1 1 , . . 0 ,
tone-it wan m if ha w.re trying ,1,
speak without brenihing or moving a
muscle of liis liouy.
" 'For Clod's sake help me, T.antry,
ho said. 'There's u snake craw ling up
under my shirt.'
"I came up on my elbow and looked
at Adams. The moon was shining
brightly, so that I could see everything
almost-us well as if it had been day
light. Adams was lvin ' lu '"u U
as still as a stone, and his face was like
the face of a corpse. He had taken his
i.,...t ,,iv l,..f,.r.i turiiimr in. nud his
stockinged feet stuck out below the
bottom of his blanket. Alongside 1.110
of them, passing inside his trousers
leg, was the last twelve inches of a
rattlesnake 11 big onecurling to and
fro, like the end of a whip, ns it went
up out of sight.
'"l'u- (iod's take, hurry!" fan!
Adams, 'liis head's on my chest now,
and he's coming higher all tho time
Cut my clothes oil'me and don't waste
" 'Keep still, Adams, and don't wnke
the ramp,' I cautioned him. 'Jf there
gets to bo a racket round it'll start tho
snake tip. Ho won't get hostile if he's
let alouo. Now he's ipiiet and let me
"It was an easy mallei' to pull the
blankets olV Adams. That left him ly
ing iu shirt and trousers, with the
snake next his skin. Thou I set to
work to cut away his clothes. My
hunting knife was as keen as n razor.
I began at tho trousers leg, ripping it
nn nt tho side. Then I cut the shirt
otieu 011 the siite, woruuig irom mo
"I'd round the neck, w hero the
band was tight, it w as ticklish busi
ness to cut the shirt loose without
lifting Hill nud then again I realized
that I was working with my hand
mighty near n rattlesnake's lion 1. lint
I got the shu t cut clear from top to
bottom. Then I went 'round to the
other side of Adams.
" 'Xow, Bill,' I said, and pulled
shirt and trousers log over to mo, leav
ing Adams's body bare, with tho snali
iu full view. Tlio reptile ins a bii
lark-colored mountain snake, fully
five feet long. As it lay iu something
of nn S shape its tail was nt Adams's
knee, while its head rested iu tho ho!
low of its throat
"At sight of me the snake drew back
its head and went half into oil on
Adams's R'omasli. Thou, seeing that
I did not move or offer to attack it, tho
snako turned and crawled o!i' from
Adams and made for tho shelter f
plant a half dozen steps away.
All rignt, Hill; ho s gone, I said.
"It was liko touching a spring. I
believe that when Adams came tip
from the ground ho went four feet
straight into the air; and tho yell he
fetched made tho boys think, as they
woke, that tho Ijteswero upou us. The
ut of a half-naked man, jumping
aud yelling, without there seeming
any civuso for it, was rather startlin
as it was. But Adams quieted down
in a minute or two, nbout the time I
had matters explained. Two of us
went out and killed the snake his
rattling gave him away nud the rest
Helped Adams get his clothes patched
together to uo until morning
Water r..r Wa.1,1,, ,;.
- mi. ...... . H "tM.
' j 110 water ior washing v.
riuo eiiina hlioillil ney
nun uveu granite or ntri Ki , ,
immersed iu wider .,. ,'u'
easily bear your hand, l',;r "j?
painted French china. ,, ,,
without any soap is best Sib ,
whether solid or ph,,,, h, 'j''"'
,.u ,w.. iimiiiv 111 colitaet
Knives. luuio liandl
e ,'imoil l,v n ,1.1,,,,. ..1 .1
.' " '""'l' clout lljt
loosens and blackens thi n,
J:l Kilting TlK-ir F;i..
newest fal in Keoit,
nt eavb j to that Li Leud cu-mis Leaii.'y,
i-n" newest fal iu Keoit, Count
la-liana, is "rat killing." 'I he vicinity
li.n lately been invaled bv hordes ,',!
!, which are doing much dnuiaoe
When a "killina" is nrraneed nil tl.n
n and robust boys in the neighbor
id are invited, and. armed with
clubs and acompauicd by dog?, they
liotri'i " M-M.-matio cloatim-r .,t .'f
am-, ijKysta'.'k and corn cri'm. The
.its are v ry fierce, end sv.vntl men
ave oc-'U severely bitten by them, but
jwerk goes on nevertheless, and the
err.ge Mortality of rodents at a hill-
"a ia ttbuut 200. Dciiwt Fieo IVosa.
to beat their breasts 'like a lot of mad
men. Itien suddenly, in the middle
of it all, tho Hindoo reappeared, thirty
yards up the stream. Hoth hands were
aoove bis heart, and ho was sereamin
Ian, tnn, tan!' Ho had slitmed the
noose ot ins lanat around tho shark
tail, and drawn it taut; and ho held the
tree end iu Lis hand.
in an instant it was ashore, and a
seore of Hindoos were drawing at it.
It took them half an hour to pot Mr
Shark ashore, for he pulled liko a loco
motive, but they finally managed it.
110 proved to bo nine feet long, and
soli! tor a sum which enabled his can
tor to live in comfort for nearly half a
A Snalie I'mlcr Ilia Sliirt,
"It was iii the San Juan country, in
Colorado, in 1870, that, I had an experi
ence that few men would bo likely to
forgot in a lifetime," said J. E. Lautry
last night iri the office of an uptown
hold much frequented by Western
men. "A party of five of us had gone
in there to prefect ahead of the rush
that we knew would come next year.
Ti was one night toward the end of
September that we were in camp in the
open air, evcy man lying lolled up in
his blankets, for the nights were getting
cil 1 and frosty. Next to mo was 'a man
named Adams, from Illinois originally,
I brli 've. About tiro-middle "of the
night lie awoke mo by calling my
" 'v.'l.rr.i's tha matter, Bill,' I asked. !
"11c answered me iu a most peculiar j
'A Bridegroom's Ilace AVlth Death
The story of an unhappy bridegroom.
hose hair grew gray in a single morn
ing, and that the morning of his mar
riage, is reporteu irom Nigra l, 111
Mitru i'opa, born in ieregova, son
of a small farmer, aud n'liaaeed to a
daughter of a prosperous citizen of
Zigrad, recently started for Zigrad,
there to wed and bring home his bride.
The place can be reached in two hour
by the mountain road. There was.
however, a short cut; it led through
the railway tunnel with a single lino of
runs. i'opa laid ear to cround and
listened. As there was not the sli''ht-
t vibration he took courage and veu-
tured into tho dark passage. Hero,
the report goes 011, he had been
stumbling along as best ho could,
when, after ten minutes passed iu the
total darkness, and being, as he
judged, near the centre of the tunnel,
ueara the distant rumbling of a;i
The noise grew louder behind liiin,
and Topa ran; louder still, and I'opa
raced! It was a via dolorosa with tha
small point of daylight far oil' amid the
darkness, and if he could win to it,
then it meant life, safety and bride, but
the thunder of the train grew ever
nearer. Fortunately tho gradient was
a steep one, aud tho express was called
express by courtesy only, aud the race
between tho man and death terminated
at tho tunnel's outlet, the ma-u winning
by about his own length.
j.ue niercnuiiy sluggish express
passed into the daylight as the bride
groom fell prostrate on the bank,
wi 1. 1. .. 1 ..l ... . -i , 1 , -.
11 uen ue mm siariea no nan dart:
brown hair; when he arrived nt the
brido's house it was white as tho
bride s veil. The lady, how ever.
accepted him on the somewhat dubious
grounds "that the hair would come all
right in time and that, tho injury was
covercu by insurance.
'"r,?rT ffnll Ill.lw llren.l.
Many n timo and oft v.m 1.....
sighing for the "bread his i,,,, ?'
to bake," ami here is the r,,,.,,,,, , '
kiud, called "rait rising" !,., ."'
cipeis that of Mrs. Stockd , ,
sissippi. Tnko a pint of mil. ;
pint of water, and stir in llourt,,
still' batter that will not ,-uu
spoon, but drops liko drop '
Add a teaspoouful of salt 101,1 ..J'-
war m pince, wuero It will ,(,, ,
imii itiiu iionrs, 11 wat'-f -jsos j(
top, stir iii more flour. After i n'
make up just as you would onlj.
bread, using the 'risiun' iii,t,.,i'
yeast, and adding about a gill 0J n
or water rind n. litlln 1,,,.,., . ..1,
"""" t-ri . a-
. . 1 ... i , .... . 1
piueu 01 iiirn iiiioni tho size ui in f
iniiL ipiiuiuiy. juiea.i it well,
111 unci) 111 weu-groaseii pari 1 '
Care must bo exorcised not f;.'.
whilo rising, and it should he
mo su-iuu us any oilier nrerw.
5rrr-Tr Cleniiln Iltiu-U Uomu.
Every 0110 has or wants a hlti.'K-
.. .. .1.,.-., .,.i 1. . ,
x,o s, mm Plieil goOUS ns By
cheviot, cashmere, henrL-ttu, etc
easily cleaned. First reamve'
grease spots with naphtha, nud rem
her that this fluid is veiv cn!,
1 1 1 . r,i. .....,. 1
in-u f.- iMi.seu iu ei'.uer llglit or tl
iuaiie n lather 01 warm soap suds, u,
u tjooo, n,n. mioilg, Miap, fill 1 1 a .
spoonful of borax to every two nun
..e 1 .... t..i ,i , .'. ! '
ui wilier, juto mis inn l ie ir, in, .
mid down nud wash bet ween llu- In-
then wring geutly iv.irl pat partly J'
Jiang 111 the siiade, ami when ntt.
dry iron on the wrong side
moderately warm iron. Always ri:.
once m lukewarm water, and inm:
til the material is perfectly dry. NV
rub a fabric, that is being ronum,
on the w ashboard, nor wring it ti-V
and in using naphtha rcmeiirh.'r tlm
roughens tho hands, and that at:
using it is well to put vaseline ni
them arid to wear old gloves.
ash alpaca 111 the tame manner
casninero, nailing a little gum aw
to the rinsing water. If tlio Hi
goods aro of n rusty color, rest
them by sponging with ammonia a
alcohol. Always luso a picee of 1
samo material or one near to it
spongo with. Ileinove grease fr
colorcd cashmere with French clia
Huh it on tho spot, then let it rt-ai
all night, and m the morning bra
oft; if necessary redeat the treatmei
Wash a colored woolen fabric,
cashmere or serge, in warm water, jc
ting a tablespoonful each of beefs j.
nud ammonia to n pailful of ml
Have tho rinsing water ready, with
small portion of beef'a gall in th.it, a:
wash and rinso quickly; dry in t:
shado nud iron on the wrong side w;
a warm, Hot hot, iron. 1 reacli en.
can be used om any color and mater:
Benziuo will remove paint it is at
very explosive but sometimes lea1
a atom liko water. Tins stain 11,
often be removed with French elm".
Grease is also removed by rubbing th
snot with n lump of wet magnesia, '-
after it is dry by brushing off the p..
der. Remove all pi'casa spots kef
cleaning a piece of silk or woolen p'o
It is prudent to try' the liquid yoni.
tend using on a small bit of tin r.
torial first to note the effect. 1
sponging any fabric always do it wf
downward strokes. Jjaiuea il
Queer-Looking Worlil. w
Supposing that you had been lion
blind, and after living many years shut
out from the beautiful things of tho
world, some skilled surgeon should
give-to you your sight, wouldn't you
nave some marvelous experiences? sava
the IJncngo Bcoord. Au old man who
Had been born blind had his sight thus
restored to him. At first he Etarted
violently and was afraid of tho strau
miugs around iuni, tile hugeness of
his 10pm and its contents. One of the
tirst things he saw nt tho window was
a nock of sparrows. "What are they?"
asked the physician.
"I think they are teacups," was the
A watch was then shown lo him, and
he knew what it was, probably because
ho heard it tick. Later, on seeking
tho flame of a lamp, he tried to nick it.
tip, not having the slightest idea of its
A Fair Krturn.
The latest development in medicina
is the specialist who treats bicycle dis
eases. Tho bicycle can well n;r,rd to
give a litilo business to the nhv.-
considering tho much gi eater business
that it has taken away from him.
lliiiU nntl llarilii.
Sine tn tlto llcht the lark;
Tho iilirlitlngaie in tho .1
I'.lrt tio! l..et sirs-.. (I,..,,,,-!, 1 i-,., .
H.S heart irm echo ot i! nioi 1 i 0 i-
""y AunUii, lu tjy, century,
Cheese Omelet To three licit-
eggs add n tablesiioonf'.il cacti 01 mi
and grated cheese. AVIiea reiwyt
fold, add a little moi'O cheese, turn
a hot dish and grate a dust of chee-r
Apple Snow Sleam until tender s
good-sized apples, pared ami ecir
Add one-fourth pound imely
white sugar and whites of two la
eggs. Beat until it will kerin ii
Serve iu custard glasses.
Italian Sauce Brown an onion a:
a garlio iu one-half spoonlul 0! urit
pintrs seasoned with salt and peiper '
'unit tnste. Add one-nuarter of i
of strained tomatoes, and simmer n
forty-lii'S niinutea. 1 Mix lightly je
lihnbiuh Sauce Cut tlio rlml
into half-inch piece's, leaving llies.iiJ
nil Tut in a st.oiv 1UIU lltlU MI'
thickly with granulated sugar.
not, nihl miv water, tho illieo from
rhubarb will soon ilow, making rUJ-
liquid. This is delicious.
Scalloped Onions Boil the onio'
until tender, then nut in a lulling
and nonr over n sauce ma lo of
tablespoonful of butler rubbed utf
one and ono-half tablespooiifnls J"
Hour: nonr over it one uint of hot 'in
and cook until like castor J.
half an hour.
Oyster Simen Stew a pint of oyi-:
ters iu their own liquor, add a c"j.
fill of milk and let this he'll up.
off the liquor, return to the tire, J"
thicken with a tablespoonful of '""'
Stir well and pour over tho vsM
This is used for boiled fish aiul-tnw'.'
chicken, etc. , ,
. Apricot Meringue One fP
nlon-o.1 ' ir,r..,.l whitofl of four f:''-
one cup oi sugar. ' vent m' --,- ,
stiff; add the Sugitf gradually, n.
in the aprhtots yfhto'lrhwle-l1'l,l''"'V'.
through a sieve. Ihike twenty
utes in a moderate ovjjh Serve
whipped cream. ,
Fish Croquettes Use any M.
cold boiled lish. Free it fwu "Z
and boa-. Minco fine.- T one
of minced fisa use one cup of vc
soned mashed potatoes, two
beaten. Mix well, season to J""
shape crumb and fry. u,.ei, -
white sauce can be used 111 l1"'
I'rny rlv Tlmr I'.v.
A gentleman traveling in l-rM w
ho has been in a town where the "
ring for prayer live times n ":.' ..'
nu'i ie-". 111011 nisi! out oi rm" '
o f.ie e ;nrci:s, leaving ii'"'1 j
m-'i i sr a'. in? and nulc'kei!, 11
ba.ly cser fca thicg stole
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