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I illlHMUlil llilii lM»JlimXiiyhiillii<iU^# ! ON WILLIE'S ACCOUNT S : By BEATRICE STURCES r Copyright, IWG, by C. 11. SutclitTe Y gk'niw „nin'" ll"'lHl"iiiiiiihhii|l^l> Willie sat 011 the steps in a distinctly unhappy moo;!. It was the first bf July, bright and beautiful. The garden •vus ablaze with flowers and he could (tick as many as he wanted. Ills ball And books and little fire engine lay on Che porch beshle him, and his collie pup was begging him to came and play, but Willie had no heart for any of these at tractions. He was grieved. What was the use, he reflected, of being the only child If your father and mother go away for two weeks and leave yju at home? What was the use of having a young aunt stay at your house If she shut her self up In her room and wouldn't come downstairs? And what was the use of being alive at all when the circus was coming to town in three days and no body had Invited you togo? Life was full of terrible problems. He was just wondering If he hadn't better cry about It when he saw a friend coming down the street and hastily changed his mind. This ft'lend was 11 » less a person than Max llnrwoo.l. chief of the volunteer fit" department of Norwood, commo uv.- of the 1 c.il yachting club and a he.\> In Willie's eyes. By some mys- U.loiia coincidence Commodore Mai iippe.ired on the scene with great promptae.sH and frequency whenever Willie's aunt. Miss Marjory Dean, came for a \ isit. and as these visits had been-' rathor nume.Miis during the year Just passed Willie knew him well enough to ruminate through his pockets and to boast about their intimacy whenever any of the other boys needed a little wind taken out of their sails. To Willie's surprise Max was pass lug with merely a wave of the hand, •o the little boy Jumped up and ran after hiiu. "Hello, Napoleon!" cheerily called his hero. It was his fancy to call Willie by tbe names of the world's great gener als, one after another. "Good morning, commodore; aren't you coming into see us?" "Ouess not, Iluunlbal; It's pretty early for company." "You have been earlier than this," said the child reproachfully. "Well— er— I'm kind of busy this mornin?"— Willie was turning away to hide the hurt look In Ills eyes. Nobody wanted to bother him. Max saw this and has tily added: "But get your cap and come along. I'm going down to fix up the boat. You can help me." The delighted child raced back to the hop.'j for his cap and then was off huad in hnnd with the commodore, happy as a lark. TLey worked all the morning 011 the bor.t and then the commodore took Willi J up the river for a sail. "Are you going to the circus, Aga memnon?" Inquired Max, by way of conversation. With a recurrent touch of gloom Willie was forced to admit that he didn't think he was. "Weil. I'd like to take somebody of Just alxmt your size," went 011 his host, "and I think that somebody Is you. What do you say. my hearty?" "Fine! Fine!" shouted Willie. "Well, benve ho, there, and we'll ■pi lee the main brace. Keep out of the lee scuppers while I hoist the mainsail. Ha! Ulysses, what do you think of that?" And Max, who loved to mix up nautical terms for Willie's enter taiuiae.'t, made the cleanest kind of a landlnu at his own pier. "I)!1 you over shiver your timbers, common:.re?" asked Willie. "Lots of times. Wellington, and still live to tell the tale. I>ou't forget übout the Fourth-- side shows, fat lady, pea- j nuts, elephants, pink lemonade—we'll aee It all." "Indeed l won't"' cried the child, wild with delight as he raced into the house to 7ell his air.it. She was watching for him anxiously. "Oh, Willie boy. where have you WtLLTB LOOKED AJfXTOrSLY FROM ONE TO THR <(THICK been all the morning?" she exclaimed, kissing him. He told her breathlessly, and she listened to his admiration of the com modore with rising color. "Isn't he perfectly splendid, Aunt Marlorle? Thev snv there are ten ele phants and the lions growl something awful! But I won't be afraid with the commodore. Only 1 wish you were coming too. Wouldn't you like It? I'm sure he'd take you, too, 1/ you asked him." "No, honey, I-I don't think so. I iou't expect to see the commodore | ugalii; we—we aren't friends any j wore." "Oh, nun tie!" exclaimed Willie, in geuuln*- dismay. And he's so good too." Willie thought for a minute that his Aunt Marjorie was going to cry, and then he was surprised to hear her say In a manner singularly unlike her usual gentleness. "Maybe some peo ple think he is good, but I know his true character, aud I do not think you ought to gj arouud alone with him." TWa speech was rendered wiUi all the dignity that a w ouiau of the world, ajfed nineteen, could muster. "You Went with him alone to l-ts lof places." complained Willie. "Tvu! went last night " "Yes. an I that's just the reason I'm uoc going again. If a man takes a girl to a dunce mid forgets her he will cer tainly forget a little boy when he takes him to the circus, and then what would happen to you?" Really this was awful. Willie had never seen his dear little aunt in such u state, but she was very sweet to him and took him out driving that after noon, stopping in the village to buy him candy and lots of fireworks for the Fourth. lie didn't know what to think about his beloved commodore, but saw him the next day and promptly repeat ed the whole conversation. It seemed to him the simplest way out of the dlf- 1 Acuity. "Did you forget, commodore?" he In sisted. "Great Scott, Willie, maybe I did; she says so; but she wasn't lonesome, w he said grimly. "Girls are queer crea tures, Wellington; you'll find that out I some day. But don't say another word , 1 about the circus. I'll fix It some way. I You're going to see It as sure as your uume Is Yiuclngetorlx." So Willie kept Ills counsel and was petted much by his auntie for the next j two days. On the morning of the j Fourth he was firing off his crackers j from the open window in his little.| uiglitclotbeH at -1 o'clock, and Marjorie said never a word of complaint. She had made up her mind to take him to | the circus herself and to get away early to avoid any possible conflict with her former great friend, the commodore— now a stranger forever. Before lunch was over, however, tlio 1 commodore's touring car stopped at tho door and the commodore was standing on the porch, cap in hand, announcing that he had come. "Yes, I see," returned Marjorie cool ly, but deliberately avoiding his gaze. Max had such a way of looking at one. "But what for?" "Why, to take my friend Julius Cae sar to the circus." Willie looked anxiously from oiie to the other In an ecstasy of hope and suspense. "I told Willie"— "Yes, I know,"he interrupted, "but If you come, too, it will be all right." "Oh, yes, auntie!" cried Willie. Jump ing with Joyful anticipation. Marjorie tried hard to look cold and dignified. "Would you spoil that child's day?" asked the commodore, coming closer. "Marjorie, 'ease!" His eyes urged her as we!l as his voice. She looked at him. "All right, I'll go. But It's Just on Willie's account." "Any reason will do," responded Max as he helped her into the car. "But maybe you can find a better one ?>efore we get home. I'm going to ride back here with you and William." He lifted the delighted child, gave him a hUg, and put him in the frout seat with the chauffeur. "William the Con queror Is going to have the time of his life." SCOTCH SUPERSTITIONS. lurlnnN Methodx Tlint Were Adopted In SleLne«M and Death. A method much in vogue in Scotland at one time of ascertaining whether a sickness would prove fatal was to dig two holes in the ground, one called the quick grave, the other the dead hole. The sufferer was then placed between the two, and tho hole toward which ho turned indicated what would bo the outcome of his malady. Sometimes a piece of rock was broken over the head of a person whose last agonies were painful alike to himself and to thoso who witnessed them. It was believed that the heart of the sick man would thus be broken and his release hasten ed. Windows and doors are always thrown wide open In order that the de parting spirit may have free egress from tho house and escape from the evil ones that hover around eager to inthr.'ill his soul. During the interval between death and burial hens and cats were kept carefully shut up. A person meeting these unimnls at such a juncture was doomed to blindness In the future. I Moreover, unless a stream divided tho two houses, farmers frequently refrain ed from yoking their oxen or horses be fore the body was "laid under the turf of truth." Many women preserved, with tlu? greatest reverence, their bridal attire to cover them In the cof fin. Bread and water were placed In the chamber of death, for during the nlglit prior to the burial the spirit of the departed one came to partake of them. Stillborn children aud little ones who had not been blessed by the min ister were buried before sunrise. In this way their admission to the laud of promise was assured. Not to observe the practice was to destine the souls of these bairns to wander homeless and disconsolate. The fate of the suicide is lamentable. Ills body cannot rest in the klrkyard, for it would taint the souls of those who lie therein. Frequently ho was j burled In a lone dike which separated : two lairds' estates, and passersby were expected to cast a pebble at the rude stone which marked the place. Iu the stormy part of the year a steamer encountered rough weather, and, as often happens at such times, many sea mills hovered near the ship and even came on board. One allowed itself to be caught, and it was found that it had a fish bone stuck In the eye in such a position as not absolutely to destroy'the sight, but penetrating an Inch into tlie flesh of tho bird and pro- Jti lug an Inch and a half. It might have had a tight with 11 fish or got transfixed seeking Its prey. The doc tor of the ship took the bird, extracted the bone, applied a soothing remedy to the wound and let it go. It flew away, but returned the next day, allowing It self lo be caught. The doctor exam ined the wound, which was progressing favorably, applied more of the remedy and let the bird go a second time. It flew several times around the ship and then departed and returned 110 more.— London Sketch. Causes of Headache. People ge! headache because they do not tak • sutti lent active exercise to keep the bl-»»d circulating actively, be come e . Ited and often about things that do not concern them at all, neg lect dally action of bowels, bathe In cold water without wetting the head, sleo 1 on :\ ! pillow, take too much j .ilc.ih »l allow the feet to get cold, take I iron and qui-.il • when the<e drugs do not agree with the system. Pittsburg Press. Ti-e Return. "I believe." said the cheery philoso pher, "that for every single thing you give away two come back to you." "That's my experience," said Phain lcy. "Last June I gave away my daughter, and she and her husband came bru-k to iim in August." It often takes a I t of common sense to get a man out of trouble a little nonsense got hlni into—Beaver (OklaJ Hern Id. ; I HEAL RHEUMATISM. The Causes end Symptoms of Urlo Acid In the Blood. ItluAimatism, so called, is probably as common as any ailment one ever hears of, and yet if one were to ana lyze carefully the average case of rheu. mat ism the result would doubtless show that the disease was something very different indeed from the real thing. Almost everybody when suffer ing from a slight stiffness of a Joint or a muscular soreness promptly makes a diagnosis of rheumatism when in real ity the case is nothing more than what in technical language is known as 11- 1 thaemia, sometimes called American gout. j The real disease of rheumatism is tho I result of au accumulation in the blood of Imperfectly converted food, princi pally uric acid. This accumulation Is due to intemperance in eating and drinking and Insufficient active exer cise. Heredity in some cases seems to play an important part. In the great major : ity the symptoms follow a regular or der, beginning with it feeling of full ness and discomfort after meals, indi gestion, nausea and 1111 unpleasant | taste in the mouth, followed by throb j bing headache, nervous irritability and | vertigo, muscular pains which may be I confined to one or ißore muscles or skip about them one to another. Lastly, and I lu most ean.es tlio most troublesome of all symptoms, is depression of spirits, I the pntient imagining that he has all sorts of ailments. Persons suffering ( I from mental disorder as a result of this disease have been known to commit suicide. Fortunately these cases are not common, but It should be reinem j bereil that they ure'unioug the possibil ities.—A Doctor in New York World. WHY SILHOUETTE. A Curious Bit of History Wrapped Up In the Word. The making of silhouettes can hard ly be classed among the lost arts, since there Is so little art about them. The best of them represent the human pro file In a crude way, and they were re garded as rather a cheap kind -of plc tures even iu the days when they were most popular. Indeed, the very word silhouette means something poor and cheap, and It had its origin in a spirit of ridicule. It is taken from Etlenne de Silhouette, who was a French cab inet minister in the year 175P, when the treasury of France was very low because of costly wars with Britain anil Prussia and by the extravagances of the government. When Etienne de Silhouette became minister of finance he set about making great reforms In the public expenditures. lie was by nature a very "close" man, 'and he went to such extremes in keeping down the public expenses that he brought great ridicule tipou himself, and finally anything that was cheap and poor was referred to as 11 la Sll* Lotiette. A very crude picture wfcs popular ill that time. It was made by tracing the shadow or profile of a face projected by the light of a candle 011 a sheet of white paper and the outline defined with a pencil. This was such a very poor and cheap sort of picture that It was at once called a silhouette In further derision of the very saving French minister, and the name has "stuck." It is an instance of the cur! j ous derivation of some words in com- | mon use. and this unkind slur on a man who was really trying to Intro duce needed reforms in the spending 1 of the public money has long been ac- I cepted as a good and proper word. In deed, there is no other word used for pictures of this kind, although there were such pictures long before M. Etl enne dc Silhouette had his name at tached to them 111 so embarrassing a way.—Morris Wade in Century. A RARE BIRD. Why an American Showman Could Not Get It For His Museum. When the French writer Ferdinand Brnnetiere visited the Unit ed States some years ago, lecturing at Harvard alid other leading universi ties, he had au amusing experience, which he described in the recollections of his American tour which he after ward published. The great litterateur devoted much attention to the life and works of Bossuet, who was often styled the"Eagle of Meaux," 011 account per haps of his lofty flights of eloquence. This fact, with others pertaining to his literary career, was mentioned by Some daily papers during his stay in this country, it caught the eyes of a shrewd American showman, who, how ever, got somewhat mixed over the meaning of the allusion. He wrote the following letter to the French author: Sir—l have Just heard that a certain MOHUX eagle, very celebrated, It appears, In your country, has become your ex elusive propertj Now, 1 am the man ] tiger of a museum In mie of the largest cities In the States. This Meaux eagle, | whose reputation has been enhanced by your eloquence, would certainly not fall to excite the curiosity of my public. If you will let me have the rare bird and tell me how to feed it. you can quote your own figure. Brnnetiere politely explained that the j "rare bird" had been dead for nearly 2')o years CORDON BLEU. Origin of the French Title as Applied to a Fine Cook. The Order of the St. Esprit was cre ated in 1587. was suppressed by the revolution and was revived by Louis XVIII. 111 1814. To speak rightly, Louis XVIII. considered that the order had never ceased to exist, for lie had given two collars during his exile, iu 1810, j the one to Francis 1., king of the two j Sicilies, and the other to his brother, I the Prince of Salerno, the father of his j brother's wife, the Duchess d'Aumale. , The ribbon of this order was a light blue color. It was worn around the neck in the reigns of Henry 111. and Henry IV., but was chaugcd by Louis XIV., when it was worn across the I chest. The Chevaliers of the Ot. Esprit were always known under the name of Lea Cordon Bleu, and this was the su preme honor during the monarchy of France. It was from this that the tltlo of "cordon bleu" was given to a first j class cook. A gentleman one day de clared after a good meal that he who had cooked the dinner had proved him self a "cordon bleu" among cooks—ln other words, the master of his art. The title became quite the rage aud is now always used to designate a good cook without the persons who use It know ing what It means or still less the ori gin of the title. Flftfi Monnrehy Men. The fifth monarchy men formed a re ligious sect that sprang up In tie* f'nrs of Charles I.of England. They were so called from the fact that they as serted that In the last days the four an cient monarchies, tin- Assyrian, the Fersian, the Babylonian and the Ro man, would be ret »reil, and to them would be adile 11 hrlstlsn monarchy, or fifth luo.irv.*. h . of which Christ would be the THE ENGLISH SYSTEM. ~ Not a Hundred Persona Affected by e Change of Administration. "All told, the government of Eng land consists of only forty-six persons, and the transfer of political control from one party to another directly af fects only these forty-six persons and a few great functionaries of state whose duties are purely ornamental," fays A. Maurice Low In Appleton's. "In nil not 100 persons are concerned by a change of administration. Fost mnsters, government employees of ev ery class, from messengers to ambas sadors and colonial administrators, are not disturbed by the transfer of gower. Clearly no political party in England can count upon patronage as a politi cal asset. "The principle on which the parlia mentary system of England Is found ed 1s the rule of the majority, and the majority elects to surrender Its power to one man—the premier. The power of the majority Is so strictly recog nized that the rules of the house of commons deprive the minority of all power to Initiate or shape legislation. When a majority of the electorate of the kingdom has sanctioned a policy represented by a political party that party Is given free hand to put its pol icy Into operation. In all legislatures* the power of the majority Is the con trol which it exercises to tax the peo ple and spend their money. See, then, how absolute Is the power of the prime minister In his command of the treas ury." ; LETTERS BY MESSENGER. A Postal Law of Which You May Not Have Knowledge. The statement made in an uptown club one evening lately that the law prohibits carrying an unstamped letter past u postofflce and delivering It caus ed much argument. Inquiry was made at the postofflce, where an official said that the question had been asked fre quently. "You may send a letter by messenger anywhere, past as many postofßces as you please." said the offi cial. "but you have no right to send your mail that way regularly or at stated periods. This Is prohibited by the postal laws and regulations. Sec tions 1136 and 1137 were enacted to prevent the establishment of private mail routes, because the postoffiee de partment is recognized as having the absolute monopoly of the transporta tion of letters and 'packets' or bundles of letters by regular trips and at stated periods on all post routes. As to open letters and circulars, they may be de livered by rival concerns, but the peo ple who make the delivery of circulars a business have no right to deliver un stamped closed letters. The law shuts out the milkmen and the tradesmen, who travel regularly along established post roads, who would otherwise be come rivals to the United States post offlce for the purpose of accommodat ing their customers."—New York Trib une. SILK OF THE SPIDER. The Delicate Machinery That Spins the Liquid Threads. The spider Is able to secrete at least three colors of silk stuff—the white, which forms the web, and the en swatheraent of captives and the egg ; cocoon; the brown mass that fills the cocoon Interior and the flossy yellow between that and the inside of the sac. The glands end In minute ducts I which empty into spinning spools reg ularly arranged along the sides and upon the tips of the six spinnerets, or "spinning mammals," or "spinning fin gers," which are placed Just beneath the upex of the übdomen. The spin nerets are movable and can bo flung wide apart or pushed closely together, and the spinning spools can be man aged In the same way. The silk glands are infolded in mus cular tissue, pressure upon which, at the will of the spider, forces the liquid silk through the duct Into the spool, whence it Issues as a minute filament, since it hardens upon contact with the air. One thread as seen In a web may be made up of a number of the fila ments and is formed by putting the tips of the spools together as the liquid Jets are forced out of the ducts. When the spinnerets are Joined and a num ber of the spools are emptied at once their contents merge, and the sheets or ribbons are formed which one sees in the enswatliement of a captive or the making of Arglope's central shield. This delicate machinery the owner op erates with utmost skill, bringing into play now one part and now another and agnin the whole with unfailing deftness and a mastery complete.—Dr, Q. C. McOook in Warner's. THE WORD "FELLOW." Its Honorable Beginning and Its Lat ter Day Decline. The degeneracy of a good word was illustrated in a case at Branksome (Dorset), in which a witness spoke of the defendant as "this fellow" and was . ordered by the l»encli to substitute "this man." "Fellow" began very i honorably by meaning a person who I put down money with others in a i joint undertaking, its component parts being akin respectively to "fee" (prop erty i and to "lay" and "law." To this day it Is dignified to be a fellow of n college, und nobody minds being called a "fellow citizen," a "fellow Chris tinn" or a "good fellow." But ordinarily "fellow" alone ranks now as in the painful scene in which Mr. Tupman said, "Sir, you're a fel low," and Mr. Pickwick retorted, "Sir, ' you're another." In the fourteenth i «'entury it was customary to call a ; servant "fellow" In kindly eondescen | sion. Perhaps that explains the word's • , decline, though It may be due to the | use of "fellow" In the sense of boon | companion. "Companion" and "mate" ' also were contemptuous at one time. I POINTED PARAGRAPHS. 1 There's a lot of foolishness to keep out of. Genius In noi rare, but plain com mon sense is. j Great things can't be very difficult i j or an ordinary man couldn't accom -1 pllsh lliem. Every one naturally dislikes those ' people who are so good they suggost the top line in a copy book. TV content with your air castle. The chimney in an air castle never smokes, and the windows do not rattle in every | Doin.' business without advertising i is like winking iit a girl in the dark— | | you l;no*v what you are doing, but no- j i'erhai-s you have noticed that chil , tV'c:i iv more willing to work for the neighbor;* than at home; also that some of them neyer outgrow the habit— At< bison Globe. Vhere aiv some Uutbs that are per ceived less by the iutellcct than by the ' heart, and tho man who Is devoid ol' this heart perception is lacking in much.—Terrell (Tex.) Transcript. — i . , Bit. CARNATIONS. They Were Cultivated In England In Shakespeare's Time. A florist says tlm* we pride ouiselvt® nowadays on the size of our carna tions. but tln» florists of 300 years ago gre v carnations three to four inches across, as largo is any that we see. und thought nothing of it. "Ail through Spain, southern France and Italy tie- cat nation is the favorite flowew and has been for hundreds of yea. . but' along the Mediterranean there are few glass houses, for lu pro tectisl situations and on southern slopes of hills even delicate flowers giv v outdoors all winter long and bloom as freely at Christmas as In July. "The big carmvtlons, however, were not grown in Spain or Italy, but In Knghr-. I outdoors during the summer time and before glass houses were known. They may have grown just as lan;e carnation flowers In Spain as in En.'laikl at that time, but in Eug lanl there was record made of the fact and ;>!-•» of the size, while in Spain there Wi's not. Shakespeare mentions carnations and gillyflowers, or July M'overs, together as blooming at the same m'.so.i, which shows that tho carnation was then a summer flower, whereas in oar greenhouses It Is now a winter bloomer. How the florists of tl me days treated the plants to ob tain blooms of such size nobody kuows, for old time florists grew flowers In stead of writing books about them. So all we know is that they had very large carnations In Queen Elizabeth's time without knowing how they were grown."—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. HIDDEN TREASURE. New Zealanders Dig For Kauri Gum In the Ground. Many New Zealanders flud It profit able to dig for hidden treusure. That for which they dig, however. Is not gold or Captain Kidd's 111 gotten wealth, though It has a dull yellow color. It Is kauri gum, a resinous sub stance which Is the product of the kauri pine tree. The gum can be se cured from the trunks of tvees while they are ulive. for it protrudes In lumps, but It Is especially profitable to dig for it In the soil about the stumps remaining after the trees huve been cut down. Sometimes chunks weighing as much as 100 pounds are taken up from the ground. Digging for kauri gum is profitable, for the gum Is usod in the manufacture of varnish, and apparently it is one of those products of nature whose place cannot he filled by anything else which has yet been discovered. It has been found that it can be u?*td in certain enamel paints, and this has had the effect of bringing the demand up to a point above the supply. The kauri pine is a magnificent tree. It rises as straight as a needle to a height of from 150 to 200 feet an<* attains at times a diameter of fifteen feet. It Is noted for Its dark, dense foliage and Is much used for masts for vessels constructed for the British navy. Tt is the duty of the clerk to be zeal ous. The low spirited has no place lu a bank. Neither hus the frivolous. The man who works for a bank is re spected In his community because it is known that the character of his work is important and particular. He must not only be direct and speedy in what he does, he must not only be faithful and constaut in all that he does, but he must go a step further and do what he does with a will, and a good will at that. Zeal requires interest and en thusiasm. One of the troubles with the bank clerk Is that his senses and his buoyancy are apt to be dulled by the endless repetition of details. There is no way to shirk it. No bank clerk can go home at night with his work unfinished.—-W. Stevenson in Bank ers' Monthly. Bismarck's Love of Authority. At 0 p..m. we took tea with the king. I was seated opposite him when a-foot man came and whispered In my ear that Bismarck desired to see me. Great embarrassment! I'uckler having told me I might leave the table, I did so. The king Inquired what was the mat ter and permitted me to go. Bismarck had nothing of particular Importance ; to tell me. and I suspect thut he only j wanted to bliow that he had the right to send for his employees even when they were with the king.—llatzt'eldt | | Letter. Strictly Businese. "The graspin'est man I ever know ed," said I'ncle Jerry Peebles, "was au old chap named Snooplns. Somebody told him once that when he breathed he took In oxygen and gave out car- I bon. lie spent a whole day tryln' to find out which of them two gases cost the most if you have to buy' em. He wanted to l r now whether he was mak In* or losin* money when he breathed." —Chicago Tribune ~, KILLTHE COUGH AND CURE THE LUNGSI ""Dr. King's New Discovery rnn /Consumption Price FOR I UUGHS and 50c & SI.OO Free Trial. Sureßt and Uuickest Cure for all THROAT find LUNG TROUB LES, or MOMHY BACK. Mirwnr ——— HI NEW! i A FLellatol# TIN SHOP for all kind of Tin Roofing ' Spoutlne and Canaral Job Work. Stovaa, Haatara, Ran«aa, Furnaoaa. ato. PRICES THE LOWEST! QUALITY THE BEST! JOHN IIIXSON ' NO. 116 £, FRONT BT. j HAPPINESS. The Difference Between the Sexes In This Important State. One source of women's happiness Is to be found. wo think, in their love of detail They enjoy every detail of so cial life. They love the minutiae of their work They do not love it as a man loveg his, for the sake of an end. I'hey l'»;»k close ai qrhat they are do ing. and they do not look forward, ii. y take pleasure in their children is tlioy are. A defect, even though it lie a serious one, destroys their pleas mv in til*'in far less than it destroys 1 hat of a man. They are not constant ly oppressed l»y the thought of what that clefeet will mean in the future. If a woman is i y nature apprehensive her fear* apply for Ihe most part to little things. If a man is apprehensive he fears when the lit is upon him the debacle of heaven and earth. For wo men time goes a little slower. They take plea ;.. * in each jewel of that moxai" wlilc'i makes up happiness and are nit frettei because the pattern is a:t i■ > nplete. Of this quality they I' e. a» < ! »t. t : ie inevitable defects— much brilliance, little grasp and a toudency to frivolity. They are apt to l'rilte:- away their lives and minds 011 little tilings. They become engrossed with tic details of play as well as the details of work. Men no doubt have more opportunities of keen pleasure than women have, but these opportuni ties short lived. The happiness of tno moment they are less titled to take. The uili'crenci* between the sexes in thij particular night, we believe, be thus summed up: A man is happy whene\er he has anything to make him happy, but a w«»:,ian is happy when ever Site has nothing t<» make her un happy.—London Spectator. SHELLS THAT SWIM. These Peculiar Fich Are Mostly Con fined to Tropical Seas. The idea of shells being found any where else except upon the seabeach or In river beds is a little startling. Yet the naturalist who pursues his work from a ship in midoceau can and does collect shells by the thousand at every dip of his net or bucket. Swimming shellfish are mostly con lined to tropical seas. The most fa miliar is the nautilus, which is, how ever, not a shellfish at all. but a near relation of the cuttlefish; also it is only seen on the surface at a certain time of th" year. The real ocean shell fish are mostly very small. 111 the In dian ocean they may be seen by mil lions. One which bears the nppalling name of Oavolinia trlspinosa has the odd peculiarity of coming to the sur face nt 0 sharp every evening. An other, the OT cod or a trldentata, risen at 7. Frail as these tiny shellfish are, no storm ever Injures them. They all possess the peculiar power of being able at will to sink a few feet below the surface of the sea. and there they remain when gales blow, perfectly saffe, and rise again when the weather improves. The largest of these ocean swim mers is about three Inches In length. Almost all are most brilliant In color and their shells far frailer and more glossy than those found upon the sea beach. self Control. A Boston woman was standing 011 a street crossing waiting for a car when n box jf powdered charcoal fell from a passing wagon and broke open: The beautiful light dress she was wearing was ruined by the dust. The driver, who stopped to recover the package, saw the damage and said, "1 am very sorry, ma'am." The woman bowed and replied, "It was not your fault, sir." He that taketh a city is Indeed a amall person beside the possessor of such self control as that.—Youth's Companion. Not III* Todkho. "I ain't got 110 doubt," said Ililler, "but what I kin git that there job as consul in that place in England. It'd be a cinch too." "Oh, yes," replied Peppery, "if you can learn to speak the ireguage."— Philadelphia Press. The Home Paper of Danville. Of course you read j I HI Ml. i i 1 I THE rVEOFLE'S * —" POPULAR I APER, ':j Everybody R 'ds It. I Publisher Every Mor : Except Sunday i , 1 No. II h lYizfk .. ng St. Subscription M f <. THt. SHARK HUNTERS. Ilorrll»l«« but Aliened I'alnlraa Way (lie J-'lmli Are Killed. The strictly commercial business of hunting is done in small sloops whoso headquarters are in the more northerly Norwegian ports. The crews ire lor tlie most part made up of pure blooded descendants of the vikings, who are still to be found in any num ber among the codfishers of Hammer - fest of Tromso. And a magnificent race of men they are! Accustomed from boyhood to a life of hardship, they have a way of treating Father j Neptune with a slightly contemptuous toleration, like an old friend, of some what uncertain temper, whose rapid changes from smiling benevolence to wild, blustering anger are on the whole rather amusing than otherwise. They care nothing for danger and little for suffering—in themselves or In others. Why, then, should they stop to think that perhaps a maimed but still living shark can feel? The fishing is done off the coast of Iceland in about eighty fathoms of wa ter. Three or lour gallows-like struc tures are rigged up around the sides of the sloop and from each of these hangs a pulley block, over which runs a strong rope, and to the end of this the baited hook Is fastened. A plentiful supply of ground bait is thrown out to attract the quarry, and such is the ea gerness with which the sharks take the | bail thai sometimes each one of these gallows like lishing rods will havo Its tish hooked and tighting for life all at the same time. There is no "playing" the fish. It is not necessary or possible, and the pow erful tackle Js hardly likely to break, no matter how fiercely the hooked . shark nmy struggle. But tbe shark Is not for his size a game fish, and except when lie Is actually being hoisted out of the water there Is no very serious strain on the tackle. If he does now and then gCt away It Is not because he ever manages to break the line, but be cause a lightly fixed hook easily tears through the soft cartilaginous skeleton of his head and so sets him free. As soon <is a shark ha> taken one of the baits the hauling tackle attached to his particular gallows Is manned, and without any superfluous fuss or cere mon.v he Is hauled up to the sloop and hoisted Just clear of the water. lie is not brought ou board at all, but with a few bold slashes his liver is cut out as he hangs and Is thrown Into a tub to Im» further dealt with later. Then his eyes are put out, aud he is cut a hi i t togo and complete the tardy process of dying where and how he pleases. All this sounds very horrible, but there is one curious fact which goes far to make us believe that this death cannot, after all. be such a cruel one as at first appears. It is this, tho fisher men say—that unless they put out the shark's eyes lie will afterward cause them a lot of trouble by coming and taking the bait a second time. It sounds Incredible, but the state ment Is thoroughly well authenticated by eyewitnesses who have seen a liver less shark do Just this very thing. Sci entists doubtless are right In saying that the shark (which by anatomical classification Is one of the lowest of the fishes) does not feel pain In the way more highly organized animals feel it. We will cling to that belief, for it is consoling—to us, If not to the shark, who Is thus sacrificed that his liver may supply us with—what? It is a secret not to be spoken aloud. Norway Is one of the great centers of the cod trade, and from cod Is made cod liver oil, and shark's liver oil tastes and looks exactly like It.—Pearson's Magazine. Percy Bysshe Ghelley. While it Is as a p » I that Phelley will always be remetuben d. tin* fact must not be overlooked that !. • hid a passion for reforming the wor'-l. before all things. He wrote iu:»u.v rible es says and pamphlets on que*; c:.-i of the day some time bei\»re lr» a * 'e i tlio world with his bri I' Tt yas a . Of his lyric work it ! 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