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II I II I SUP ESTBUSHED m 1878- .W4! JW IV ere counter.! rv.-t-TT" ter.irrit.ats! W 8e&-contt- stairs -"-8 young frioud up 3N!E'S JEALOUSY .. .. If IC Ferris; G , ; cried Gut ffoij) a i e UT ft flirtation V HIT Tv . . , Ja"j, could ot hr you:-'" young NOVEMBER 0, 189!. "Guv I'nnva . . oswered Dr. Haltison. VaU .hill " w tht hi.' wed JiDg ?J piace at the iamn endtm-t'Eerainff voy decided "I think that gooa effect not,' answered Guv J: Ik V. -.T-. - ---- I u. it would b0 in co if we could be married tL' fall, Janie!" o 'as 3Ust that wTieVVffe cooling purple of the twi light succeeds the "rid glow of the day when yellow-plumed "ca- v !rd begin to f;roiv drowsy on : u vv'wcm, and tho first .star trans the dusk with its point of silver. 'ujler was flitting in her easy ii . hoi stored np vith cologue pillows, and robed iu a whire : wrapper. She made a pretty ' ';u. and she knew it. i':iy KTlmording leaned eagerly for i, as hnpoke a dark, olive-coni-..win d young man, with soft hazel ., and One of those frauk, sruitmg ,uth which inspire co.didenee and ! 't. JainVshool; her bead. 'inoe I have been so poorly, Gu'. have sometimes feared that we ihl i:ever be married," she said., 'Nonsense, Janie!'' he remon- mihs Coyler turned away her '': an ol'fended air. i Know you tiimk it iv. hut the tiifio nw couiM v.-lipn "My own love, f never meant 1o i 'i;t your feeliwg!" eried Guy, iin jtuoaHly. 'o one symj)athizcs with me no eomprehends me!" murmured ' .!!!, with the air of an injured Ma- ' ' i:ia. "But when Gousin Elsie .(. ucJ, f shall havo at least one con .''littl companion. Mr. Klrnerding looked somewhat li-M-oiutit.ed. Miss Coyler had, so to l'oik, thrown this Hame faultlessly -cv r.ict "Cousin Klsio" in his teeth so innuy! times that he had conceived a very cordial dislike for her, without ever having seen her. " regular old maid, with spec 1 1 los, a nasal twang, and theories of lif r own on every imaginable snbjcct," id lie to himself. I wish she was i:i leiicho!" So Mr. Elmerding went away not in t:..- nest humor. And on tho street Jit trly opposite the door, he met Doc tji Mattison, tho snug, dapper little ii.'iple of (ialen -who daily attended Mi.-s Coyler. Well," said Doctor Mattison, when ! nad exchanged a cordial grasp of hand with ElraerTling, 'how is 'vould havp thotmhff.,1 arKct the Of eon-,. :r ' -'lI,tS UI8 Chin nis the matter " "Ul oainint fc. casfeV 3'ou "1 some other Guy. Tlt . . lak,i it into sum .uoctor 3Iatt f Tn nm'n l'i . j n lilt OUUJCCt her engagement and her ailments. I love opened tho door ;;Hello!" said he. "Ves, Janie!" and ard with botl. feeling that she owed him doctor, I eren in ) f"" ' I eTn in her henr willing H.n i ,: "cVTon dreadfully; butbnt T ! e..J See the lly of my fancied SlU(lY very "Janie'.' she came for- s ontstrpifTior VU( some reDar- to doubt him. ;" it - . Z UUJ. im arraid olicitiousJy demanded I i consideration " ! Itn,, . I J JUUf Kravelv. uow." They were married just when Oeto ber fades into November. i. " ey.eJy old bachelor sort snoulft adrisA o of cnr. , .lU18 T" .-v - . . . ... oi piayng'witlf edged tools!" sighed she; Guy dcarlv. .tit I o -.nl! i i . uu uttn uve io marry mm! t "Oh, nonsense:" said Cousin Elsie, I cheerfully. j "You will see," said Jennie, fore-' 1 i y , I 1 - 4 . l i i i a & . "U,UI11' x nave a presentiment, JoKing man, "it anybody ever got and my presentiments always comes i the credit of being "a good shot as true." ! easily as T did. r uy Elmendiug was considerably j house in the country, and one day the onished when iirst he saw Miss ! Dost -says: 'Let's go out and try" the HANDY WITH A SHOTGUN. So They Thought Iliui. Though It W Hip First Time II Had Ever Fired One. 1 ve often wondered," said ajolly- C astonished J-.isie Brown. There were no blue spectacles, no forty years, no extreme opinions about Elsie. She was round and rosy, with trlossv brown imir 1ire head, oppo- t- "Your jiatient, do you mean, doc- Whom else .should I ' br course " bout as usual, I should think. 1' totor, is she reallj' so ill? Is she ;i tually doomed to spend the rest ol i -vv ('xi.stenee alternating between a ht-d and an easy-chair?" Doctor Mattison took snutl" out ofl' a l.'tlr enameled snuff-box. "Why fthonldn't she, if s'ne likes ' ' demanded he. "Do you mean, doctor, tht it is f v fancy?" "Nine-tenths of the feminine ail TiuMit.s of this world are only fancy, my v.tr : ir," oracularly iironounced the -'.-tor. 'Hut, doctor, can't you argue her :.'. eommou sense?" "Can't you?" connter-questioned t doctor. "I've done mv best, so '"live you. Miss ('oyler is subject to 'lirns and fancies, like most of her V." " sort of monomaniac, eh?' mus--vdy uttered CJuy. "Well, as much that ac anything,' Ji;v.?wcred the doctor, a second time i- '.vitig recourse to his snuff-box. "And is there no treatment likelv to t uetit it?" "W II, that is a question for the 'vulty," said Doctor Mattison, -M'.'ewdly v like cherries, and the brightest of vio- i flu" shotguns let bluo eves, and she twenty. Guy became fast friends with her at once. Doctor Mattison, who was a middle-aged bachelor, did so ilso;and the house was more cheerful than it had been for months. "A year to-day since Janie has left her room?" said Guy, soberly. "And yet she doesn't jlook sick," said puzzled Elsie. j "She isn't sick!" said Doctor Mat is nonsense, t c m Elsie. ehal- lengo you to a game of chess." "Well," said Elsie, "here is the board." "Let us sit by this window," said the doctor, moving his chair. "Why?" "Because there's a neighbor site Miss Salina Settlegate." It Avas about a week afterward that Janie .vas sitting listlessly in her room, hearing merry voices below stairs, and wondering why their owners did not come upstairs to share her drearj vigil,- when a tap, soft and low as the tick of a French clock, sounded on the door. "Come in!" sighed Janie. And Miss Salina Settlegate rustled into the room. Miss Salina Settlegate would have made a very good realization of Mr. Elmerding's fancied idea of Cousin' Elsie. Sho wore spectacles, although they were not exactly blue; sho was hard ou the border-land of the forties, and sho had a long, pointed nose, that looked as if it might have been sharpened by prying into other peo ple's business. "Excuse my intrusion," said Miss Salina; "but I have felt so sorrv for you!" Janie coldly inclined hor head. She didn't like Miss Salina, and she could not imagine what excess of imperti- j nence had brought the woman. j "Yes," said Miss Salina, "especial ly since that bold one's como here, who flirts so au-da-ciously with your shooting. 'Ihere were two or three other guests there besides myself. The host led the way into the hall. where there were standing thren He handed or a tran to was hardly me though really I didn't want it. V 1 1 . supplied one or two others of the guests, who did shoot, with guns, and took the remaining gun himself, and we started out. "It was a delightful tramp, and a novel experience for me, going guu ninp, for I had never fired a shotgun in my life. I enjoyed it all very much, but I sort of qstrolled along in the rear, a little behind the rest, to give the others a chance at the game, with the hope that I would not be called upon to shoot. I thought I should only make a ridiculous ex hibition of myself; but, as it hap pened, I fired the only shot fired that day, and it was a bullseye. Bight in the centre of a field that wo were crossing there was a big dead tree, sixty or seventy feet high, and on the topmost branch of it sat a solitary pigeon. The quick-eyed host, a keen sportsman himself, turning around to seo if J were coming all right he was walking just ahead with the others spied that pigeon. ' 'There's a chance fov yon,' b e&i.H. to me, enthusiastically, as he looked up at the bird, and I couldn't do any less than make a bluff at it. I swung the old shotgun up and fired, all in one movement, and dropped the bird just as neat as you please. The host was delighted; it would have been a good fair shot Tor auybody to make, and he was. especially pleased that it should have been made by one of his guests. The rest had turned in time to see the pigeon fall. I had pro tested that I was no shot and they all thought now that I was far too modest. And so by that single chance shot I got the reputation, at least for the momont, of being very handy with a shotgun." New York Sun. WISEtWORDS. ahem! your young man.' "Flirts!" cried Janie, turning pink- and-white, like a sweet-pea blossom. "I make it a rule never to pry into other folks affairs," said Miss Salina, "but with your windows ex actly opposite, I can't help seeing what is going on. How can she be so treacherous, with her chess playing, and her 'Emblems of Flowers,' and her reading poetry out of tho same books, and 1 saw it with, my own eyes, mv dear hi arm arouud her waist?" " "It can't be possible!" cried Janie. "They're down stairs now, tete-a-tete!" said Miss Salina. "Y'ou can surprise 'em, if you've a mind to." Janio grew pale. Beal trouble effectually banished fancied ailments from her mind; springing lightly to her feet, she hurried down stairs, with a step that was wonderfully light and free for such a chronic invalid. Miss Salina shulHed down after : her. and noiselessly opened the door, j 1 tolU i They can conquer who believe they can. Dryden. ! Forbear to judge, for we are sinners I all. Shakspeare. The less men think the more they talk. Montesquieu. Every man is the architect of his own character. Boardman. Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues. Mazzini. One's self-satisfaction is an untaxed v as "There!" said Miss Salina. "l tola j sympathy will you so. Sparkin' on the sofy, side by ; (;0odwin. "I knew an old ladv once, i side." was bedridden, or thought she Jauie, whose nerves were strung to which amounted to the same the highest possible tension, uttered bvstencal laugh. Cousin kind of property, which is very un pleasant to find depreciated. George Eliot. Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time; tho former grows upon it. Bichter. If we fasten our attention on what we have, rather than on what we lack, a very little wealth i3 sufficient. F. Johnson. Open your mouth and pnrse cau tiously and vour stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great. Zimmerman. The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence. The soul that perpet ually overflows with kindness and always be cheerful. v; a", cured bv the chance 'i'.t'-off of a i;trk uf artillery in a va- --"i lot adioarmng her house y"'.:ped out of bed and ran down-f-'.iiirs, as nimbly as a cricket, suppos ing,' very naturally, that it was an -tfth(piake." "Impossible:" said Guy. "And my brother, who practieosln "Wuerdale, had a case of a hypochon t'iiae gentleman who hadn't touched hij foot to the floor for eight Mieni2ht there w:as an alarm of fire i'1- the lower story of tho hotel where l-'e boarded, lie rang the bell and bawled for his servant iu vain. A Kod strong whiff of smoke came tear ing up the staircase, and the invalid of eight years wrapped hiaiself in e. lressing-gown of red flanrel, and scampered down stairs in a way that astonished the spectators. AH these at little. Elsie was sitting on the sola, inaeea, ; She with a gentleman beside her, but it ' ! was not Guy Elmerding. j "Doctor Mattison!' cried she. ! "Exactly," said Doctor Mattison. 1 t rising to his feet. "So we have sue- ; j ceeded? Much obliged to you, Miss ''Settlegate." j "Ain't it the right young man?' de- , jmanded the spinster, rubbing her j years, long nose. j "Uh, yes it s xne ngni youug j man!" sai'l Janie, unable to repress a i it laugh, mortihed as she was at ner own foundatiouless jealousy. "Dear Elsie, why didn't you tell me?" "Because,'' Elsie made answer, radiant with smiles and blushes, "we have only been engaged for about fire minute i!" "And Guy?" Do of War. Fur the last five years a society founded under the auspices of Herr Bungartz, the animal painter, has been training Scotch shepherd dogs to as sist the relief parties in discovering the whereabouts of wounded in battle, and last week the general in command of the ambulance manoeuvres in con nection with the Eighth German army corps near Coblenz allowed four of these sagacious creatures to take part in the exercises. Their value was abundantly "proved, for they tracked down in a few minutes a score of men so concealed that the btarers could never have discovered them in day light, much less at night. Herr Bun gartz gave a lecture at the close of the proceedings on the breeding and edu cation of these dogs of war, and sev eral regiments are keeping small packs of them on their ova account. Lon don Chronicla. WHY MEN STAY SINGLE. ! NEW SERIES--VOLTTTT7r er WILL TAXATION IN ANY WAV ur. WAITERS ALONG? -"Kf t Ta,t ..c.uu .man 3Jui -Now and then an aoour. the fea w i. 1 i 1 LllI M fStV J A . Ki.i piusiers. tim j -.uciorM outnumbering them nl two-tenths of one per cent wl ;7?!MLl1 IsIanJ. -here the excess , i.ras Oi line li oist a it . . . v.wo ill lUP l)lfrit f 18 -ght per cent.. Yn Sor suire nine uer mnf ; . - p. len.' i twentv V, . -u:iicnx ... . lcul "n-'uaine thirty-seven asuatiu flrU0 Percent., ami in Jf. - n sibn;v Za .h,r r .. """i uny-iour taxiric- nB,lwln, Jusl1 f - a Maryland the bachelor men. persistently avoid matrimony matter of fact. HwaT; ,1 is not a new i ..Ullil i u ino:u irifl,, . , vn il t.if,; . . ! Jrro t. , . v m .ew h "imuuJ. As a; X "'emy-two percent in Vow thetaxatioapf bachelors t is twenty-six per cent and in a. The Greeks J .Virginia it is tint 'JT m )1 p : a inati their property confiscated at death. Similar laws once existed in (ier- VCW is twentv-t xrioui cent me. in many, except that in some places the sovereign did not wait for the man u nit-, uiu conuscaieu - ail ins earn-i ings, if he had not married by the ! time he was fifty years old. A tax, to be really an incentive to marriage, says one, speaking on this subject, must represent to the bachelor the average expense of a family, and this it would be impossible to collect, as many men are not in a position to bear such an expenditure Again, it is not always the fault of the man that he does not marry, for it cannot be denied that in these later days many women prefer to remain independent, and, therefore, eschew matrimony. If "what is sauce for the gander, be sauce for the goose," these self-elected spinsters ought not to escapo the tax levied upon the ob durate bachelor. In military countries, however, the difficulties of marrying are "enormously increased for men, for which reason it seems more impossible there than anywhere else to place a tax on bachelors, and more unjust than in other lands. The blood tax in itself raeans a loss of time of several years to every male in the country. Those who wish to escape serving two or three years in the ranks are obliged to go in for a very high standard of education, which means great expense to the parents, who often are not in a position to bear it. Moreover, the man who serves one year in the ranks receives absolutely no pay from the State. He has to pay for board and lodging and for the whole of his outfit during that time, which,, as far as nni- luima are concerneu, is more or less useless at the expiration of his time of service. How great the expenses of the' whole thing are may be judged from the fact that when a boy is born his parents at once begin to lay a sum aside each year in certain companies which have been founded on the mutual system for paying the above mentioned expenses when the day arrives for doing military service. All this has to be made up for in later years by extra hard work. Statistics show that in all countries theso is a tendency, both with men and women, to marry later in life than was formerly the custom. This does not imply that the material position of the individual has become worse than at the beginning of the century; iu fact, the average man makes more money than he did a hundred years ago, but the conditions of life are changed. Both men and women are more difficult to please since they have greater freedom in the choice of part ners for life, and since the parents are no longer privileged to arrange the future destiny of their children. Allowing that men and women could by any means be induced to marry early it is difficult to see what advan tages conld possibly accrue therefrom . Living becomes dearer as social wants are increased, and if the incomo is not ia proportion to the needs and de sires, serious difficulties must neces sarily embarrass the young and unex perienced couple. It has been claimed by many men that the extravagant taste of women ! in dress is one of the chief obstacles to matrimony. Every man has a laud able desire to see hi3 wife as well gowned as those with whom she mingles, and when bicycle, golf and tennis suits are added to the regular Avardrobe, a discreet man will think twice before assuming such an obliga tion. It appears that people generally are greatly mistaken in their notion that there is an enormous surplus of un married women ia this country. At the present moment there are in the United States ".,200,0"f more unat tached males than females situated, the exact figures 427,767 bachelors against 3,224,494 spinsters of arre from twenty years up. Thus it is obvious that if girls do not find husbands it is not fur lack of plentiful supply cf the artic'.e. What is required, seemingly, is a gen eral migration of spiusters Iiojx the North and East to the great and grow ing West, in parts of which there are ten available males for every maid. Even iu the Northern and Eastern States there are more bachelors than lKff n Ait. iw ruiNib OF VIEW. was increased recently by the arrival of one from a distant city who during his leisure moments strolled about the downtown streets seeing the sights. Passing a store Avhere a number of paintings were displayed in the win dows, ho stepped inside to look about. Standing before a landscape about 10x14 inches in size he assumed tho manner of an admirer of art and awaited the approach of the pro prietor. The latter advanced, smiling and rubbing his hands. He greeted the visitor cordially and said: , "You are an admirer of painting?, I. see." I "Yes, to some extent," was the reply. "That is a pretty bit of scenery," the dealer returned, "that you are. looking at there that little clump of green trees and the red house. With tho frame, just as it is, we are asking only .$15 for it. Now, that over there is a companion piece; same size, same frame. Now, if you would like to buy the pair," he continued, becoming very earnest, "wo could let you have them for let me ree tako them along for $2.",." "Well, it's evidently a fair price, but the fact is I don't want to buy them; l am a painter myself." "Oh, you are an artist," smilingly remarked the dealer. "Well, per haps you would liko to do some paint ings for us?" "Oh, I don't know; 2ieruaps so. But what do you pay for a cauvas like that?" indicating the small picture under discussion. "Well," replied the dealer, beeoni ing .confident in! niul steppiy up-cloo to his caller, "that is a cheap paint ing, and if yon cau paint them fast you can make good money." "Well, what do you pay?" asked the artist, impatiently. "For that size we are paying cents." ' eight A New Use For (he Farmer' Doc. Bicyclists riding iu the country not many miles from New Y'ork City have recently been startled by hearing the barking of a dog iu fields which they were passing. They invariably put spurs to their pedals, as it were, and got out of the way as quickly as pos sible. . This had occurred to a certain party of cyclists so frequently that one of them, bolder than the rest, dismounted to investigate. He found in the centre of a newly planted field a small shade thatch, and near by a stake to which was attached a rope, at the other end of which a collie dog was prancing and barking. There was not a human being in sight, and the dog could certainly not have been confined there with the idea of scar ing away tramps, for his antics showed that he was overjoyed to be hold the stranger. As the sun was very hot in the field, the bicyclist concluded to rest awhile under the thatch, still marveling at the situa tion of his canine acquaintance. A few "moments later a lonesome "Caw, caw, caw" was beard in the air. The dog at once became attentive; he lay close to the ground, with his head cocked on one side. A family of crows presently alighted in the field, but before they could begin their meal the dog was up and at them. The mystery was then explained. The collie was used as a scarecrow, and a most effective cue he proved to be. New York Times. llooirn' I'ocketful of Ordrri. The late Professor Buuseu thought more highly of his scientific discov eries than he did of the manv orders and other tokens of honor that were showered on him daring hi long life, lie was apt to forget to put ou hi crosses and ribbons when invited to official ceremonies, and his honse- similarly j keeper tried to remind him of his duty being 5,- i by putting his various orders in the pockets of his dress suit trouers. On one occasion, saya the Berlin Bor senscourier, he wa invited with the other Heidelberg Professors to dine with a Baden Prince. He entered the room late, after the guests had a sembied, and one of hi1 colleagues turned to him and sai l: "Excuse me, Herr Geheimratli, but what have vou done with your orders?" Baasen was taken aback; he thought for a moment and then, plunging his hand into his left trousers , pocket, pulled spinsters twenty years old and upward, noiwitnsianami? ine ineorr io me con-i oat a usi inn oi stars ana crosses trary so widely accepted. It is now As soon as they recovered from their claimed that no State ia the Union j astonishment every" one began to has as many maidens as bachelors i laUgh, but Bunsen said good-natur- not even Massachusetts, where the I edly. "Oh. I have a lot more. figures are 219,250 spinsters against j pulled another handful out of 226,085 bachelori, Ha&saohusetts ia I right hand pocket of his trousers. - ,i the MOO P 9 Aiwm TOPICS! aooooooooooooooooooo8 1Ta O A novel way to use old broom f ou?b?o' Ut Four bnttof woru- I lit ONE WAY TO VTll.lZE OI.l BKOOjrg. crosspiece, as suggested. A handl !s then put in when tho device is ready for business, the brooms being pushed from the user, who can thus do a wholesale piece of work, and do it in very cleanly fashion, too. New York Tribune. Care In IIh i-vcutlng Potato?. When digging his crop, tho grower should exeroise all possible rare not to cut or otherwise mar tho flesh of the tuber. I-Lave seen potatoes seri ously injured in appearance and in real value by the careless ua of the ho or digger., Kvery deep cut or hole thus made detracts from the worth of the tuber. The house keeper who buys one of these wound ed potatoes knows that she must cut deeply into it in order to removo the part which has turned black and dry in consequence of the reckless cut of the tool used in digging; and sho knows, too, that often half of the root must be thrown away. Knowing this, sho is very careful to eee tha-fc when she buys a baskets of potatoes they aro not damaged in any Kch way. Then the successful grower will not allow his crop to be bruised when pat into the basket or wagon box, because he knows that any such bruise may cause decay and couscquout total loss. He will insist that his po tatoes shall be handled carefully from start to finish. He will, furthermore, see to it that his crop ia stored in a dark, dry and o.xl ibice vMIa ing for the market. He knows that when stored where the light will come flooding in, many bushels will be lost by turning green. Eveiy such potato must be thrown out, involving serious loss. No one will knowingly buy a lot of green and bitter potatoes. Often the loss from this source is by n means small. Before marketing the man who values his reputation will carefully sort his crop, rejecting all tubers which are under size or affect ed by decay. His product will then present a uniform and decidedly at tractive appearance which will go far toward effecting a sale at fair prices. E. I;. Vincent, in New England llomeiitead. Advice to the Beginner. Much of the prospect of success ia farming depends upon starting right If one buys a farm ho does not .want to pay interest and tuxes on 300 acres when he cannot cultivate more than 100, nor does ho want 100, if hiscrops are to bo such that he cannot handle more than ten acres. He docs not need a ten-room house for himself, wife and baby unless he can contrive some way of obtaining an income from tho spare rooms. If he hires a fatm he should not pay a rent equivalent to fifteen or twenty per cent, of its value, and if he taken one on shares ho ought not to allow one which would be dear at $100 a year, to receive as large a share for the owner as he gets for his and his wife's labor, which ought to be worth $500 a year, if they understand the business and work faithfully. If he is located many miles away from a village or railroad station it will not be wise to attempt to grow Bmall fruits or crops which must be marketed every day. Let them be grown by those who have higher-, priced land near the market or ship ping point, who would be very unwise to limit themselves to the coarser eiopi that can be kept for weeks be fore marketed. If a farmer intends to make butter to sell he should not choose his cows for the quantity of milk' they giTe, but for its quality. A little Jersey wjich gives twenty-five o thirty pounds of milk a day may produce more butter than some others which eat more and yield twice as much milk. A farmer should study his business so that he may know what branch of agriculture he ia best adapted to, and then what is best adapted to till soil and his location. He can change his location more easily than he can him self. Having got himelf and bis sur roundings in harmony, so that there seems to be almost no chance for him to do anything but that whi-rh suits him bet, it wili be easy to bring all other things to harmonize with that. Live stock and tools, and all which will be adapted to the work, and sxc cess should depend only on good health and industry. American Cal-tivator.