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PSYCHE. Golden pinions, purple eyed. Floating down the airy tide Whence there breathes a faint perfume Hinting of the clover's bloom- Hither, thither, fluttering Up and down on tireless wing— What the spell and whose the power Thus to lure her, hour by hour. Does her lover captive dwell In some clover honey cell. Whither after weary flight* She with folded wings alights? Br what mystery of speech > Hoes hia voice tier hearing reach? By wharf augury or sign Hung upon the grass or vine? \ Who the lonely prisoner In vho clover calling her. Bidding her to set him free- Ending his captivity? Tis young Cupid, stricken blind, Shut a clover loaf behind. Calling to the butterfly— "Psycho, Psyche, hero am I!" nk D. Sherman in Youth's Companion. NOT MUEDER. . imagine a mob of men as hungry as a Jttck of -wolves whoso frenzy has boon fired by th\3 scent of blood and in its midst a fellow being, bound hands and S»eV with tlti9 noose of tho lynchmen around his nook. I came suddenly upon such a scene in one of the settlements on the Rio Grande, whither I had journeyed from England to find a brother whom I lad not seen for many years. . As I reined up my hon-se near the crowd and gljncpd over the exciting spectacle on involuntary cry left my lips as I rec ognized in the victim him whom I had come so fax to see. lie 6aw an d know mo instantly, and though no wo rd camp from him his palo, mate lips appi wled to my heart for help. My appearance caused a hesitation on the part of tha leaders. I quickly lea rned that, a stranger in those parts haidbeen killed that morn ing near a smi 11 body of water a short distance from tho settlement and that any brother had 1 , been caught in the very act of striking the deathblow. Not one of the Bi»getattirs seemed to have any doubt of &s gi lilt, but who is so hard ened as to conde mn his own brother? I shuddered as I realized Almant's (peril and in my own heart judged him innocent of any icrime. "Ho is my brother," I cried. "Hark!" shouU'd one of the onlookers, •*the brother of tl.e murdoredmanishere for justice. Dp v.-ith him, boys!" "Hold," I commanded, rising in my stirrups as I spoke j "blood calls for blood. Let me bave hold «of that rope." ' The nsstake in my identity had sug gested a way in which I might enabie my brothtT to escape, and I resolved to attempt it :tt whatever risk. Fortunate ly there was little family resemblance be tween us. Urging fny torso forward, the crowd parted, allowing me to M'ach his side, when I dismounted, ostensibly to exam ine tho slipping noose. ' "It will 40," I said loud enough to be heard by all "Now help me to lift him on the bacit ol my horse. Wo want to do this job in some shape." Willing ones .sprang to my assistance, !but in the brief iinterval I cut the prison er's bonds so that they held only by a thread and arratiged the noose so that it could be thro wn off as soon as his arms were free. I know few bora to could match mine in Bpeed, and onc)3 lie had cleared tho throng my brother would be compara tively safe. Ho undor.'«ix>d rmv intentions, and the moment we lifted hllm upon the horse he ■wrenched his arm free, threw off the ;noose, dropped into 'the saddle, and giv ing the animal a Smart blow daslied through the crowd liko a whirlwind, said in a few moments was beyond pursuit. Of course there was loud reviling over Jus escape, but I appeared so anxious for his recapture that no blamewas attached !to me. To carry out tho deception I had tho body of tho stranger carefully buried land remained in the place until I deemed 5t safe to depart. It was nearly three months before 1 Imet my brother in London, whither he had fled, and then he thanked mo with (tears in his eyes for my daring assistance |n his escape from the lynchers. To rrry israrprise, however, he evaded the subjeut tof tbe murder, saying simply that no Icrime had been committed. I did not Keel like pressing tbe matter, so thot af ttair was not mentioned again, though it has haunted my mind ever since. Last Creek my brother died with no kindred ear him, and today's post has brought kno g, manuscript containing a stiirtling kevelation. In justice to my brother's name, as well as my own satisfaction, 1 am prompted to (give to tlie world the strangest confes jsions ever made. The following: is his [account as he wrote it for me: f "When this is read, I shall havo'passed beyond the tribunal of man, so I wish to impress upon you that I am about to re cord faithfully an experience which I yncerely hope will fall to tho lot of no bther person. "I was alone in myroom.late ono dark, Istormy night when I heard a rap on the sioor, which I fancied at first was but fche wind shalring it on its hinges. But 4t was repeated louder than before. 1 hade the applicant, whoever he might be, tj come in, without looking up from the book which held my attention. "A moment later the door was opened, and with tlie gust of wind whioh sent every light object in the room flying top )By turvy a man entered the apartment swith quick, catlike«teps. " 'Pardon me for the unreasonable hour at which 1 coll,' he said in a clear, crisp tone, 'but I suppose doctors get )nsed to all sorts of calls.' " 'Certainly,' I repliod, I fear some rwhat impatiently, as he had interrupted ime at a time when I did not like to be (disturbed. 'What can Ido for your* " 'Oh, I do not come for professional essistßi.ce,' ho hastened to say, evidently reading my thoughts. 'Mine is strictly a business caLL Are you at liberty for a Ifew minutes?' " 'Yes, but the hour is late, so I trust jjrou will be aj brief as possible.' " *Dr. Barlow, how much are you (Worth? " 'Enough to made life comfortable for myself.' I replied. 'If you have no more important question than that, our toterview rai»ht as well come to an end at once.' " 'Pardon me, I will eomo to business. As I told you, 1 am a professor of sci ence, and I havo made a discovery which Is worth millions —yes, sir, millions. _ " 'I need.not tell you of the anxious days und sleepiesa nights it has cost me. No matter; I have succeeded at last, and you are the first man I have ever Stpproached with my secret. I dni not do that until I was satisfied you were the safest one I could find.' "As he spoke he opened a small bag which he carried and took out three or four vials to place upon the table. " 'Education based upon scientific re search,' he remarked, 'has made a star tling advance within the past few yeess. But no man has gone further into the unfathomable depths than myself. You have a basin of water here. Pardon me if I appropriate it to my own use.' "I bowed in acquiescence, too much surprised to speak. "He quickly unsealed one of the vials and poured ita contents into the basiu of water. Then from another be sifted a bluish colored powder upon the surface of the liquid, which no sooner had touch ed the other than it began to hiss, foam and sparkle until there came a report like a pistol shot, und a column of lurid flame leaped up to the ceiling. I started back with a cry of terror. " 'Dou't bo alarmed,' he assured me, with a smile; "tho water will soon bum out.' "The fire soon began to grow palo and to diminish in height, when it finally died out altogether, and I saw that the basin was empty. " 'How much do you think that secret is worth?' asked my visitor, still show ing his while teeth between his parted lips. " 'What do you mean? I cried. " 'Sit down "id be composed, and I will quickly explain.' Then as I sank into the nearest seat, at a loss what to do or say, he continued: " 'Seeing is believing, so I have shown to you what I can do to impress upon you more deeply the power that I pos sess. You have seen that basin of water burn like so much oil, and''now you will believe me when I tell you that I have unlocked one of nature's great se crets and that the key lies in that small viull' "His demoniacal smile as he spoke made mo shudder. " 'I do not understandyou,' I faltered. 'If you mean that you can burn wa ter"' " 'Haven't I done it?' he cried. 'Why, man alivel don't you realize the impor tance of that secret? In those vials are held the component agents able to sepa rate the constituent parts of water and, freeing tho same, set them at war with each other, which must result in com bustion and total annihilation. " 'Think of that and realize that I hold in my hand tho destiny of the world. Let me throw ever so little of those won derful properties into the Atlantic and dare you contemplate the result? In one instant o> nucleus of fire would be formed to grow swiftly in size, separating the gases of water and feeding upon them until the shores of Europe and America would be wrapped in a sheet of flame. " 'No deluge thr.t ever drowned the world could extinguish the conflagration, but would rather transport the fiery le gions to the very pillars of the heavens, and it would spread from shore to shore and from ocean to ocean, until it had in folded the globe in its seething embrace. Every creaturo of the sea, the air and the land would perish—ay, tho earth it self would melt into fervent heat.' "During this startling speech he had worked himself into a fearful frenzy to fix his intent gaze upon mo as he con cluded with .1 light that burned into my inmost being. I felt I was in the pres ence of a madman. " 'Oh, well,' I said, with what calm ness I could command, 'we won't antici pate so dreadful a catastrophe as you so vividly describe. But it is evident you have made a remarkable discovery. I am anxious to know just how you accom plished it.' " 'Which is my secret,' he 6aid, with another smile, and I saw that my dis passionate speech had had a soothing ef fect upon him. The man was evidently sane except on that one subject. " 'You aro tho most sensible man I have met,' he soon resumed, 'and I am going to impart enough of my secret to you so you will act with good faith in assisting me in a direction where I am powerless. " 'It needs not my words to tell you that water is composed of two gases, hydrogen and oxygen, in parts a3 2 to 1. United in that proportion these elemonts are impervious to fira. Every schoolboy knowß that. But mix then in any other proportion, and h«at, flume, combustion, aro the immediate conse quence. " 'Now, I have discovered the key which unlocks the affinity holding to gether the constituent parts of water. A few grains of this powder are sufficient to dismember its warlike elements, when the funeral pyro of the human race is kindled as far as this planet is concerned.' " 'lmpo!«ible!' 1 ;:ould not help ex claiming. 'God in his infinite wisdom never created a world so beautiful as this aud then placed in the hands of its subjects the means of its destruction.' " 'Poor fool!' he said, compassionately. 'You forget that the moon is but a fire extinguished world; that planets with out number are the charred remains of what were once scones of life and beauty; that tho sun is a molten mass of heat; that ho has said iv his own word, in the end "tho heavens shall be folded together liko a scroll, tho elements to melt with fervent heat."' " 'You sco this vial. It contains po tassium. It neods not mo to tell a man of your information tho result when this is brought into contact with oxygen. It ignites Instantly. This powder here, the secret of whose compound is known only to me, contains properties which instantly decompose the watory ele ments. The moment the oxvtron Is free tuo potassium ignites it, and the work of fiery destruction is begun. " 'You betray a look of doubt. Per haps you think that this action will be merely local—that the properties will quickly burn out, and in consequence tho liro die for want of sustenance. If 60, you err. The properties of this pow der aro self generating, and as long as tho water lasts must of necessity con tinue their work of decomposition, the oxygen continually feeding the flan: " 'Get me another basin of wat I Want to demonstrate it moro cleai o you.' "As ho had done before, ho turned the potassium into the basin and then sifted in a certain amount of tho powder. Tho hissing and fuming quickly began, fol lowed by a sharp report, wheu a column LOS AJNttELES IIERALD SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 23. 1893. of fire again sprang up, which lasted un til the water was consumed. " 'You see, my first trial was no illu sion,' he said, turning to me. 'What I have done once I can do every time.' " 'It is a terrible thing!' I exclaimed, with a shudder. 'But why have you come to mef " 'Because the secret Is worth much to me. But when I approach men they call me mad and will not listen. They will believe you, and when you have proved what I can do they will gladly pay my price. Then I will divide with you, and we both shall be rich, you to live at your ease and I to continue my investigations. Will you help me?' and he caught me by the arm with a clutch I seem to feel now. " 'Help you?' I asked in a husky voice. 'Would you jeopardize the lives of the whole human race for a few paltry thou sands? A man of your great intellect and research should be abovo' " 'Yon still doubt my ability to do what I claim?" he interrupted. 'Perhaps in the open air you think I would fail? Come with me and I will astonish even you. See, the storm has cleared away, and the day is breaking.' "I was puzzled what to do. There was no one in the house upon whom 1 could call for assistance, but outdoors I might escape the man, whom, I confess, I feared. So I consented to accompany him. "The morning light was fast dispelling the shadows of night and storm, and we had no difficulty in making our way to a little body of water quite hemmed in by the mountains aud the forest. My com panion, as if fearing I would attempt to escape, had not taken his gaze from me since we had left tho house. " 'There is a good place to test our work,' he declared, pointing to a small pool of water formed in a depression of the earth by the late storm. "Without waiting for my reply he threw some of the potassium and powder into the water. The result was startlinar to mo, though I had anticipated the con sequence. "The report was deafening, and the flames seemed to leap to the sky, illu minating the night scene with a ghastly light, but startling as was the light of the burning water the appearance of my companion, who had seemed to be sud denly transformed into a demon, was more terrible. " 'See, seel' ho cried, dancing to and fro with fiendish glee, 'it burns—will burn till the pool is dry. What do you think of my secret now? Do not I hold the key to all life? Oh, I feel like a god, and all men are but worms crawling at my feet 1 See, the flames leap higher and higher I' " 'Now, let me drop the same agents which set that pool on fire into this lake, and the result will bo the same. Aye, the same, only a million times more grand, for the fire will follow the river to the gulf and thence to the ocean, to envelop the entire world in its blazing sheet. What a sight for the gods to wit ness!" "He gesticulated fiercely and reached one arm over tho water, as if to drop the infernal powder upon its placid bosom, his wild looking figure lit up by the transplendent glow of tho burning pool. 1 gazed with awe upon him, real izing only too well the terrible earnest ness of his tone. " 'Wait!' 1 cried hoarsely, 'you forget tho money. Your secret ia worth' " 'Bah! Who prates of money -with a cringing world at his feet?' he shrieked 'They laugh at me. Now let their tears put out tho flames my hand has kindled. See! The potassium, it fumes, hisses, dances upon the water! Now the pow'— "Imagine who can the horror of my situation. The blood seemed to freeze in my veins. My limbs seemed paralyzed, but I quickly overcame my lethargy. The life of every being in the world was in my hands. Nerving myself for the blow, I felled the mad scientist dead at my feet. At that moment the fire be hind me expired. The world was saved. "You know the rest. I was discov ered in the act of dealing the fatal blow by men who could not understand the immeasurable deed I had done. You saved my life. In the sight of God I feel that I have committed no crime, but I shall die easier knowing that when I am gone the truth will bo known to tho world My conscience is clear, and yet the secret has pointed in my every ac tion like a finger of fire."—T-it-Bits. Tho First Steam Cruiser. It is generally Known that tho first steam driven vessel to cross the Atlan tic was built in Canada. The informa tion is not so general, however, that this same craft was subsequently converted into a cruiser and was the first steamship engaged in actual war. The facts in tho caso are stated in "Johnson':! Alphabet of First Things In Canada." The ship was the Royal Wil liam. She was built at the Cove, Que bec, in the winter of 1880-1, and during the season of 1832-3 plied between Que bec and Halifax. In tha latter season she was sent to London and there char tered by tho Portuguese government to transport troops intended for tho service of tho late Don Pedro to Brazil. Re turning to London, she was sold to the Spanish government, by the latter con verted into a cruiser and employed against Don Carlos in the civil war of 1820, thus being the first steamer to fire a hostile shot.—Toronto News. Driven to the Ruuge YoU Says a correspondent: I lost my com plexion very young, grow sallow, and in order to remedy this pumpkinlike mask I took to rouging. It was a success. People began to say: "How well you lookl Such a fine color." I pride my self on the fact that I have an exceed ingly finished touch. I never left my mirror without giving my face the most careful scrutiny. I learned to shade off the edges until I really believe that my homemade flush was prettier than a good many going the rounds that were per fectly natural, for it never spread over my chin, nose and forehead. Ono day I heard a woman lecture on the evils of painting the cheeks. I went home, throw my box of carmine in the fire and resolved that I would be natural at all hazards. In a few days" I began to ba greeted with commiserating glances. Friends asked if I were ill. "You look so fagged. Must be something the mat ter." I stood it as long as I could, when back to my rouge I went, aud I shall not desert it for anything more natural un less it bo to adopt beet juice, which, I hear, is not only a beautifier, but a touic for the skin as well. JAPANESE FISHERS. DESCRIPTION OF THEIR TACKLE, BOATS AND COSTUMES. They Do Mot Handle Their Oars Up to Yale "Form"— Long Days of Work With but Small lteturn—Plcturcniine Scenes About the Shore In tho Evening. Tho waters on the coast of Japan aro bountifully supplied with fish, and ac cordingly a largo number of people along the coast aro engaged in fishing. Prom a village like Isozaki the boats got out for the day, and in many aspects an account of their work will illustrate fish ing along the entire coast. All through the day tho village is exceedingly quiet, except for the scores of quite naked children, who at all times are diving, swimming aud playing in the water near the shore, only coming out of the water occasionally to sit upon the hot rocks to warm themselves. It is no exaggeration to say that the greater part of their time is spent in the water. They are of course brown ss Indians, but as much at home in the sea as fish. At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon the excitement of tho day begins. A few men are seen gathering on the tops of hills and high points along the shore, and soon upon the horizon we see the white square sails of the fishing boats. Usually the boat is fitted with two square sails, which are so managed as to hold a good deal of wind and to carry tho boat for ward with good speed. As they approach the shore the mainsail, which is held by a cross spur at the top of a slight mast 15 or 18 feet high, is furled and the mast taken in; then In a few moments the foresail, which is rigged in the same way and is about a third smaller, is taken in also; then are run out those peculiar Japanese oars, three or four on a side. The oar is composed of two pieces and is a very heavy affair, often as much as two men caro to lift. It bas a hole in the under side and rests ou a pivot some thing like an outrigger. These oars run back toward the stern of the boat and are worked in a maimer sometliing like sculling by two men to an oar, the men standing to their work and facing the sido of the boat. To sco ouo of these boats driven rapid ly through tho water ono is vividly re minded of the Roman triremes propelled by the galley slaves of old. A peculiar shout accompanies tho rowing, as if to aid in keeping time, but in fact each oar is worked entirely independent of the others, and there is no harmony what ever. Thero are few more picturesque scenes than these quaint Japanose junks with their high prows and sides as they come in with their whit* square sails set, and then the sudden transformation into a Roman galley as they approach tlie shore. There is of course no wharf at the landing, and you are surprised as the j boat reaches the beach to see her turned and run ou to the beach stern foremost. The success of the day cau readily be told even before they begin to discharge cargo by the activity of the rowers and the loudness of their shout as they ap . proach the land, as well as often by a little banner run up in tho stern, which ! proclaims a successful catch. 1 As the boat lie» uy the snoi => me crowd j ot men, women and children gather around, and a part of tho crew discharge ! the day's catch, throwing the fish from the boat into the shallow w(ater near the j shore. Others take masts aud r ,Qars from '■ the boat aud carry them up |jja beach, I and others take out various mov ables from the boat. During, fche month of August the fish, which arfl.Jaken en tirely by nets, are almost kotsuo or bon to, of firm flesh and much liked by the Japanese as well as foreigners. A good day's catch for a crew of 12 to 18 men is about 800 fish, though often more than that number aro taken. All the fish, having been thrown into the water, they are then gathered up and laid on the beach and counted. While this is going on we may notice the sailors whose appearance seemed so unusual as they were seen approaching the shore. We at once decide that afish man's wardrobe cannot be an expensive draft upon his pocket, for their brown bodies seem to be adorned by only two garments, one a narrow white cloth about the loins and the other a bluish white cloth about the head and forehead, which prevents tho perspiration from flowing into their eyes. This latter gar ment is rarely wanting, though the for mer frequently is. They are finely de veloped fellows physically, nearly all young men. and a very jovial and happy crew. The crowd along the shore has been increased by the' coming of men drawing two wheeled carte with baskets upon thorn, into which the fish as soon as they have been oounted are placed, leav ing tho beach red with their blood, and away go the men for a night journey to Milo, 13 miles away, the nearest large city, where the fish will be sold the next morning, or perhaps shipped by rail to Tokio and other large towns. Meanwhile the sailors have attached ropes to the stern of tho boat, and, with much shouting and pulling, have drawn her up over rollers npon tbe beach above the tide The absence of paint, pitch or other substance for keeping the boat watertight makes it necessary often while she is lying on the beach to pile heaps of rice straw around her in the evening, which, set on fire, reveals a fan tastic scene and helps to make-her water tight for a short period. Work over, tho men take their lunch boxes—wooden boxes, li by 2 feet square —in which they keep not only food, but a larger garment for the better covering of their bodies, and hasten away to their homes, bearing in one hand perhaps a fish for their own fwnilios. A short night's rest, and at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning tho boats are pushed off again, and another day's work begins. If their day's work real izes an average of 20 or 25 cents, they aro very fortunate. Tho wretched huts that they call homo and tho condition of their living indicate, however, that they fall below this for tho most part.—Lew iston Found At the drug store, a valuable package, worth its weight in gold. My hair has stopped falling and all dandruff has dis appeared since I found Skookum Root Hair Grower. ABk your druggist about it. Wall paper at coat; must seil; white back, 4 cents a roll. Chicago Wall Paper House, 237 Bouth Spring street. Usk German Family Soap. A Story of a Russian Novelist- Turgenienf once asked the famous critic, Belinsky, and five others to dine with him at his home in the country, where he kept a famous chef. "I will prepare such a banquet for yon as you have never imagined," he de clared, and he not only fixed the day, but insisted upon each person's giving his word of houor that he would be present. "Don't fear for ns," said Belinsky. "Wo shall be there, but you must not repeat the trick you played us last win ter, when you asked us to dine and were not at home when we arrived. In order to remind you I will write to you the day before." On tho appointed day—a very hot day —the party set out for the country house in the morning and arrived thoroughly fatigued by heat and duajt. But no host appeared to welcome them. The house was deserted. Repeated knocking at the door was answered by silence. "Can Tnrgenieff have repeated last winter's trick?" exclaimed Belinsky. His friends tried to persuade him that they had arrived earlier than they were ex pected. "But I wrote him that we would be here at 1 o'clock," said Belinsky. "What can it moan? If they would only ad mit us, we could wait, but here we are scorched I" At length a boy appeared who con fessed that his master was away and that the chef was at an inn in the neigh borhood. He was dispatched for the chef, and tho party waited, hungry and cross, until he made his appearance. "Where is your master?" cried Belin sky. The cook did not know. "Did he not order a dinner for ns to day?" "He did nothing of the kind," was the answer. "■Well," said Belinsky when ho was composed enough to express an opinion, "ho haa indeed given us an unusual sort of banquet!"—" Russian Characteristics." Teetli of the Beaver. The beaver is armed with two long ohisellike teeth in each jaw. These teeth are exceedingly powerful and are to a beaver what an ax is to a woods man. One such tooth taken from the lower jaw of a medium sized skull (they can be removed without diffioulty, un like the most of ours) is bent into near ly a semicircle and measures S inches along its outer curve. Only one inch of this length projects from the skull. The corresponding one from the npper jaw is bent into more than a complete half circle and measures upon its outer face 4 inches, of which less than an inch protrudes from its bone casing. In width each tooth is five-eighths of an inch. Examination of ono of them re veals the secret of how a beaver can per form such feats as chopping down a birch tree 10 inches iv diameter, not to speak of softer woods, like the bass wood, of much greater size. The tooth is composed of two mate rials. Along the outer face or front of the tooth is a thin plate of exceedingly hard enamel. On tho inner, forming the body of the tooth, is a substance called dentine. The dentine, being softer, wears away with use. The thin enamel re -11 1 'I'**--—**r"*"iVflllf nr.--...-». Kit -rVint. the tooth assumes tho shape or a keen chisel that never grows dull. The tooth is hollow at the base for half its length and is rilled with a nourishing substance which keeps it constantly growing.—St. Nicholas. Mr. Fergueon'e Savins Prayer. Away back in the early sixties Mr. Ferguson was defending a man accused of beating his wife. The case was on trial before a justice of the peace, prob ably the same justice who decided that stealing a sack of potatoes out of a canoe was "piracy on the high seas." The ac cused was convicted, and the justice promptly sentenced him to be hanged. "But you can't hang a man for beat ing his wife," expostulated Ferguson. "The devil I can't," said the justice, bridling up. "Ain't he guilty? Oughtn't any man to be hung who would beat a woman and that woman his wife? And ain't I the only judge in this county? If I haven't got the power to hang a man, who has, eh? I'll hang him within an hour; won't we, boys?" he concluded, addressing the crowd standing around, whose sympathies were evidently with the woman. "That we will," shouted the crowd Seeing that the case was beginning to look serious for his client, Ferguson said: "Well, your honor, before the man is hanged I'd like to take him out behind that big treo and pray with him." "All right," said the justice, and off went tho prisoner and Ferguson. When they got behind the tree Ferguson said in an undertone: "Now git, you hound." And he got.— Seattle Press-Times. Pottery of the American Indians. The pottery of the North American Indian ia in some respects like the dol men pottery of Europe, although it dif fers in many details of form, mode of manufacture and ornamentation. Tho North American Indian used neither wheel nor furnace, nor did he, except rarely, decorate it with colors. The clay was frequently mixed with powdered shells. The decoration of pottery made in the eastern portion of the United States was effected by incised lines and dots with various combinations. The spiral and volute were employed. Among the southern Indians much of the decoration was made by the im press of textile fabrics, sometimes with only a string or cord. In the interior and principally on the Mississippi river the pottery vessels were made to represent sometimes tho human face, sometimes animals. Thero was a much greater prevalence of the in the United States than in Europe. The pre historic pottery of Mexico and Central I America Iprms a special group; that from the pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico another, while that made by the North American Indian constitutes a third group. Each of these has dis tinctive characteristics. —Great Divide. Lost, Once lost, it is difficult to restore the hair. Therefore be warned in time, lest you become bald. Skookum Boot Hair Grower stops falling bair. Sold by druggists. Fire Insurance Katee Reduced. Independent ot the "compact." See Basker. ville,2lß North Main (Lanfranco bultdlngj and save money. OLD TIME SMUGGLING. How the Dusineee or Cheating the Govern ment lias Degenerated. Instead of a run by night iv an open boat from the French coast to the shores of Hampshire, Sussex, Essex or Kent, we have to content ourselves in these prosaic times with petty attempts to cheat the revenue, for which women are moro fre quently responsible than men. Such an incident onoe happened at Belfast, where an Irishwoman named Mary McMahon Was brought to the police court charged With keeping whisky on premises which were unlicensed. Sergeant Jones de posed that he went into tho defendant's house and fouud a woman named Gray ton, who was soated before the fire. Upon searching her the sergeant came upon 86 bottles of porter and two bottles of whisky stowed away in her petti coats. To the inexpressible amusement of the spectators the sergoaut produced the peccant garments in court. Each petticoat was made of coarse sacking and was girt with innumef able pockets, and all of them lined with soft material so as to keep the bottles from clinking and possibly breaking each other. Unhappily for poor Mary McMahon, the petticoats, whisky aud porter were confiscated by the relentless police mag istrate, and the chief delinquent was sent to jail for three months. I enter tain no doubt that the hearty sympathies of nine-tenths of those present in court went with Mary McMahon to limbo. There has, we fear, never been a time in Scotland or Ireland when surrepti tious potheen and mountain dew which never paid a bawbee to the state excheq uer did not, liko stolen kisses, taste the sweeter because of their clandestine birth. He, howevor, who would fain find amusing stories about running tho block ade and smuggliug contraband of war through an enemy's lines may turn with advantage to many transatlantic maga zines which teem with articles revealing the illicit trade carried on during the American civil war. Ladies of the Belle Boyd and Mrs. Greenhow type wero caught trying to make their way down south with countless boxes of copper caps and packages of quinine stitched into their crinolines. Captain Roberts, better known under his real name, Ho bart Pasha, tells us that he smuggled great quantities of Cockle's pills into Se cessia, but that the southerners, differ ing in taste from the lamented Colonel Fred Burnaby, would have uono of them. A certain young lady, who appeared to be in delicate health, took ship at New York for Havana, whence she hoped to run the blockade into Mobile. Over powered by seasickness during tbe voy age, she oould not prevent the steward ess from discovering that she was girt round about with linen bandages, among which many costly drugß were stowed. Such is the complexion to which modern smuggling has come at last. Our coast guards have no preventive duties to per form, and their only raisou d'etre is to watch that no foreign foe makes a de scent on our coasts. The Dirk Hatter aicks of the past aro as dead as tho pi rates of tho Captain Cleveland order, and in their stead petty larceny revenuo cheaters like Mary MucMahon have sprung iuto existence.—London Society. Sljo Fbo the nog. np town drug store the other day. She led a tiny pug by a slender silver chain. Her hat was all y-b!in>iu with purple flowers, and au Alsatian bow of purple ribbon was lied about jmggie's pock so big as to give the'impression that there was moro bow than dug. Milady seated herself on a stool in front of the soda fountain and tenderly lifted his small canlneship to another seat beside her. The order was given for chocolate ice cream soda. When it was served, this rather remarkable young woman conveyed a teaspoonful of the cream hist to her own lips and then to puggie's. This process was repeated until not a drop was left. It devoloped during this interesting episode that the dog's name was Nig, and to see Nig blink his eyes and lick Ids small chops was very funny indeed. "Ught" exclaimed a matter of fact woman looking on. "How that girl can put that spoon back in her mouth after that dog has licked it passes my compre hension. I think it is perfectly disgust ing. But Nig only blinked the more know ingly, doubtless thanking the good Lord that all women were not made alike.— Chicago News. Charmed by a Snake. As I was several miles out in tho coun try, riding horseback from Pomona to Etiwanda, I 6aw a jack rabbit standing still only a few feet from tho road. I drove up close to the animal, which still refused to scamper away. On the con trary, the rabbit stood or sat transfixed to the spot, though making a constant nervous, shuddering motion, as if anx ious to get away, but at the same time being held to the spot. I was surprised that the rabbit did not flee at the ap proach of myself and horse, and when I looked a littio sharper I saw a large rat tlesnake coiled np nnder some bushes, his head uplifted, about six feet from the rabbit. I shall never forget the scene. The rabbit was looking with indescribable eagerness straight at the slowly ap proaching snake and heeded nothing else. I dismounted, and seizing a long stick by force pushed the rabbit away, when the snake instantly swelled with rage and sounded its rattles. I wounded the snake and then dispatched it. The rabbit for a eecond or two seemed be numbed and was hardly capable of mo tion. That was over quickly, and the animal hopped away.—Pomona Prog ress. Chinese Temples In America. Tho census bureau has issued a bul letin which Bhows that thero are 47 Chi nese temples in tho United States, val ued at $02,000, claiming 100,000 worship ers. Forty of these temples are in Cali fornia, 4in Now York, 2in Idaho and 1 In Oregon. Hair Price. In Kohler & Frohling tract 65 lots, $550, $000 and $650. Sold in 1887 at $1100 to $1300. Terms one-fourth cash, balance three years, interest 7 1 4 per cent. Streets graded, graveled and curbed; cement sidewalks and water laid. Call and see it. Free carriage. W. J. Fisher, 227 W. Second street. Londonderry Water. Woollacott, ag't. Skookum Root Contains yfflHmSSvl Gj-ows Vegetable /Wf!™p |\ Beth-ate Compound. /// IOWjB, |] Fabric. 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No moi boiling and uo more spoiling, i ui>r*Wiit-><iiKar-r«: , "*»- -t' labor lost by the old method. Try it ou your berries, and yon wl surely nse it on your later fruits, j if yon cannot get it at your grocer send to H . J EI V N E Los Angeles, Gal. AGENT for SOUTHERN CALIFORN 6:23 3m ■ ' CHICAGO AND THE J PAIR. Bend ten cent* (silver) or tw cents in stamps for a Handy FoiketGuldj the great expoiltlon; gives Information value to every visitor. Street Galde, H Frieai, Cab Fares, Restaurant Bates, etc. > scribes the bidden pitfalls for tbe unwary! blnta how to keep out of them. Toll It ' pensible companion to every visitor tot windy city will be sent by mall, post p*<& receipt of ten cents silver, or twelve ciuu /j stamps. Address j i H. STAFFORD, FUBLISSU} F. 0. Box 2261. New YorkyJj 6-30 d63t w9t J_ i NOT ice:!/" ? FIRST NATIONAL BuK. A MEETING OF THE STOCKHOIA* 0F TUB FIRST NnTJOMAL BANK 3* Ah" gelea will be held at the bank's omrft/'* 1 ' URD AY, AU<*. 19, 1893, AT 1 O'OLf p - ■•• lor the purpose of considering and X on ,J i>ropositiou tolucresse the capital s)b' aaia bank from $200,000, divided Into of $100 each, to $400,000, dtvldedP * 00u shares oi $100 each. By order of the Board of Dlrertci, 7-18 td J. M. ELLIOT i j^ent lanjSiulrS I JM>x Rooms 22, 24 & **lPPQs7 rf,,hum acher block SPrr™ 107 North Spring St, Los taW ' A SET OF TElft $5. Examination free. / . Office hours, 8 a. m. to 5 p. ml \ OPEN EVENTS From 7to 10 o'cl/ 3-Ulyr CLARK & BESON, j (Successors to Clark A jP an Tt Wholesale and r LUMBER d||-ERB Office, Weat Pecon<P" alck , Yards at Redondo and lW'""- M* U JULIUS W*TER © MANDFAOTOIfJEWELER WATGH hPR & OPTICIAN FLA'n£auf Ii; A''«OODS. 122 S. M A I STR E ET Emblems, Pins and l/ 3 Made to Order 7-27. : F% Chlohe»t*r». r.n£t»m<"«l Tirana. IENNYRQLPILLS OrlgluaK"'r <"««»lae. 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