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A LOVE SONG.
When iove come te my fuln He walks with dainty tread. The lilies blaze before him. The moss-rose lifts Its head; ' The trim-kept lawn grow greenetv The borders Mash with prids . The bods burst into blossom When Love walks by my side. When Love Irnves my sad garden The roses' j .uls fall, " The jasmine's scented cluster Fade, dying on the wall; The lawns grow dock and thistle, The paths are rank with weeds. And all the dainty borders Are strewn with fallen seeds. Sweet LoTe, stay in my garden. Best In Its rosy shades. Bask in its scented sunshine. Dream In its leafy glades; Sing to the strings of pleasure, - Through all life's penllnne; Make every season summer. Let every month be June. -Pall Mall Gazette. 2 Pate's Caorice. S srvOHN VAN STTVEB pushed the .J swinging door of tbe postofflce, went in and dropped bis letter In the box marked "Pacific coast." "The little woman will be glad to get It, and if a big duffer like me can't earn his dinner somehow, why he don't de serve to have any," he mused. The letter he bad just dispatched was addressed to Mrs. John Van Styver, 204 Front Bay street. Ban Francisco, CaL It contained, besides an extensive col lection of terms of endearment, which proved that Van Styver's collegiate ed ucation had been good, and that be pos sessed a considerable amount of enthu siasm aad warmth of feeling, a check for every available cent he had in the werkl, seat t a violet-eyed young wom an and a baby girl, living at the ether extremity of the contlneat. Of recent years all things bad con spired against John Van Styrer. First a savins bank failure, then U protracted litigation over a mine, which John persisted was rightfully theirs, and could be worked at a profit, bad swrtHewed up their remaining small capital, and new required more funds If tbe light was to be kept 19. So when an offer canoe froza a pub llshlng bouse In 'ew Tofk to Van Sty ver to Illustrate a new aad aremising periodica, be teJetiakrAeel Ms accept- j ance, pacaea jus watixa sum uwk ui night train east. That was one year age. Of course, St would -hare keen aibsur. to bring tbe two away tram their cot tage home to .go trying a cllmare aathal of New Xork, where 4be child would have sickened, -possibly died. Van Styver bad not made a Try pre fsnnd art study, but there was a dash and spirit about his etchings and pen pictures, and bis campnre scenes on tbe prairies and .American Indians "were strong and orlglaal.and full -ot Hie "that bis reputation bad reached tbe big cities, resulting to tbe offer wrbtsh brought him asst. After a six months' struggle lha mag azine collapsed, want down in tsflnre. as did the salaries -or these ocaawatad with It. Determined and naturally buoyant, he threw himself heart and soul tn-the worn, got a position 01 anvcuu auxnii oa 1 a big daily, dashed off an occasional j reminiscence of OaHfbmla days, ob-1 tamed occasional work from art dealers and bad obtained" an order to fresco the ball room and hallways of a mlUton airo's palatial residence, just complet ed, when persistent and aacghig fate failed him in the shape ot ajprjotracted and desperate attack of typhoid lever. Van Styver thought be had his foot m the stirrups and would mount and rise to success when obtaining thoxoa tract to decorate the ball room panels and arched gallery of the white marble house on Fifth avenue. He. had com pleted bis prelimrnary worJc, had re eeivod his first payment, had eagerly dispatched It home, when stricken down. Two months of constant fever In a hospital, however skillful the jniiaing, leaves him a pretty sad wreck of his former self. Add to, theAhabbfaaas in evitable to gacmesUs wem unremitting- It summer and winter, the broken and rutched shoes, and weather-beaten Bat. and the disguise is quite complete be- tween a man In easy circumstances -and a poor devfl on whom the wjerfil looks, askance and shows neither mercy nor' rvor- Going to ascertain, Van jstyverlound bis plnce taken on the newspaper and the mural decorations cf the -white mar- Die house aU completed. A dogged determination seised bold ef Nm-te recuperate quickly and get an Inning ln the game, and his anger at the kicks and cuffs of fate gave him a revivified pugnacity of Infinite vahw to him ttMt tbt-n- him Juet then. A windfall ln the way ef some Illus trating to be dene hurriedly gave him the check be inserted in the letter be dropped in the pestoffice box before go ing to see if tbere was nothing to be had ln the way of extra work at tbe office of the Uerald. There was nothing that day, and he went slowly back to tbe shabby dark 1 hall room in a shabby and poor beard ing house. A letter tiaa Tteen oreugnt try tne pea, man daring bis absence, and wax thrust under the door. Tearing it open, Van Styver read en agitated entreaty that ho come back as fRst as steam coukl take him. Their rosebud and Joy lay HI 111 unto death, and her one cry was for him. The manager at one of tbe depart ments of an enormous trunk line, abroad having ramifications all over tbe Un law, sat in his office in a dissatisfied l.rown siuily. rainier Duvldon liaa great responsibilities resting -on him, which his b! sahiry could not cover. a the wide desk before which ha sol lay a confusion of sketches, showing in moss or less elaborate form and rhack oeyed -style the route of tbe main line, from east to west, to be used as adver tising cards by the road. "Here, Pick, chuck these thing In the Bre, win you? They are not wartb tbe pasteboard toej are drawn as. Nt one of 'em wiri do;" sgtd DaTldwon, tuning to a yqvng olerk who was eheckhig up some books eeress the ream. "it seems d d queer that thsye'a not a slogle artist In this tow wbe can catch myldea. Why. I explained what I wanted "fully to at least fifty of them, and not one seems to have caught the faintetrt glimmer of what I want. If I could draw I'd do the thing myself." "And yet, hang H all," said Davidson, rising and walking ap aad down bis of fice, his bands In his pockets, "the road uniet have the cards out tn a month's time far the spring trade. Ram are these prarrle lands out m Texas. If got to be shown ts a dever and way. what are the setsw the read Jetm Yarn Styrsr. gnsnu, psorl? dad, with bloodshot ayes sad tumbled hair, a look of haggard wretchedness on hit won face, his band trambUaf from weakness and anxiety, was not a pre possessing figure. Nor con Id Davidson distinguish between the ravages of ty phoid fever on bis once splendid phy sique or those which loaf habits of In ebriety would have produced. "What do 70a want, my manf he asked, scanning the wan appearance of the figure before blm with growing dis favor. "To work my passage from New York to Ban Francisco oa your road," saM Van Styrer. "Ever been connected with a rail road T" asked Davidson. "Never." "This road doesn't take tramps. It has ail the men It needs, and only em ploys honest, sober fellows," said Da- vldsoa, turning and taking up a letter ' to end the interview. John staggered a little and sat down on a stool. 'Besides," continued Davidson, mov ed somewhat by the man's deep and ,yer I" ll. tt T ! intense disappointment, "I'm not tbe OTru- WBO was General, and one to see about It. I have nothing to , 'henever they played at kings It was do with that department But I may ! Uways Cyrus who was King, and they as well tell you at once you need not ap-' n, uhjecta. ply. We are turning off, not taking on One day, when he was playing King bands " 1 le led the other boys out on what we John sat still and drew a long breetl mould call an apple-stealing expedl between bis set teeth. The vision of a ! . only, Instead of apples, they were wan little face tossing on a pillow, of omegranates. They went Into the dark curls falling around two sweet, irounds belonging to a poor man, pick brown eyes, of a little voice calling In-. 1 a great many pom pgr a nates and ran cessantly for one who could not come, 1 iway before the owner could catch while the shadow of death was stealing ihem. But the next morning the man steadily In, brought the dew out on his vent to their schoolmaster and told rni-ohoaf lim bow much fruit he had lost, beg- Hello! This one looks aH right, sir. This one's good," said Dick, pausing before consigning one of the condemn ed sketches to the flames. "Why, it's line." "Let's see," said Davidson, interest arllv Inanlna- over to look at It Dick spread It out on the desk before him with one other his youthful experience thought good. I "Bosh!" was Davidson's contemptu- oos criticism. "Why, it's old as the bnisL I want a design which win show tbe line stretching from the dawning east to the setting sun hi the west, without aH tLis rubbish, with the light so arranged as to produce a novel and striking effect, a chariot driven by Pro gress, uevetopmeat ana weaitn, ana , " The drawing was the best of those, submitted. Davidson turned it from aide to aide to see if anything could be Aiu with it . Daring the pause which ensued John Van Styrer.' taxing a blank sheet from bt nortec and a pencil, dashed off a de sign, webd aad bold and beautiful. A vast, fair country, ever a continent, the stars sad nsooa gUoamertng la tat -west, and a resplendent burnt f the rising son la the dawning east; a chariot driven by three ftgurea, a era as -w&ose mad mah was the embedtsnen of his ewai wild desire to reach that land -w&ere the waves of the great Pa ciflc laved the seashore, stood out hi splendid lines, and a great rush f pros perity was plctnred aa following the .straight Hne af the great road as car as it ran fnezn ana ocean kcxak to tha titer. Slipping the drawing over OaaMssm'j shoulder, John fbmoa It sfleniHy heron him on the desk. "Phew!" exolatmed Jkhflt, wffh a -vte-Jent start, hanking on m astonMhsnenl at Van Sty vex. BavidBon said nothing, but hard at the splendid dratwini before him. Qarttng un. beheld oat bit hand to John. I T don't know your name, but you are a great artist." he said with energy. "And what's more, you are the only one wbo could come near .interpreting my idea, and you have executed it iai finer than I had thought it out tqyaoT. I'll bezgtad to give you a jaaa to Vca Francisco, and I'll buy your -Sketch for IBOtt" I A mint earne befaxs Jofaa's jysa, -ana without aa word be waning the hatni hard which extended liim attiheek ana went out. "Be hopeful. Leave oa train in hour's .time, bringing meney,'" he telegrajJbed. Rushing to bis forlorn room, John be gan to gather his few belongings ana his loved phatnirraphs to catch tbi train. A telegraph messenger Jueched at his door. With trembling tenor hi j tore open the-envelope. 1 "Our darlhur better. Onrna at ' nA Af mhu, M Vu j New Orleans Times- emociai. A FISHERMAN'S TALE. BTS JI BstM Not Car Abnt tna Ftab , h Catena. Th fia-horman who tells von he doel QOt care anont uje naj, catches U 1 not to beUe ayB tne rnteran , tne fl,( Dr. Henry Vaa Dyke, 1 of New Tork ln tne Century he writes: . k- iawrrnn wbo tolls that he doe cans Bbont . hft catchea He ttat h9 aDgies 1 . . r . . only for the pleasure of betSg out ef doors, and that he Is Just as well eon- tented when he takes nothing aa when ! he makes a good catch. He may thhtk so, but It 1s not true. He Is net telling a deliberate falsehood. He Is m&7 as ' suming an unconscious poee and to ' dulging ln a dell cats bit of aebT-lIattery. j Even If It were true, it would net be at all to his credit. Watch blm on that lucky day when he comes home with a full basket of trout on his shoulder, or a quartet silver salmon eowovod alfli green branches In the bottom ef the caaae. His face Is broader than it was when he went out, and tbere ts a snarsae c triumph In his eyea. Tt tasaugbt. It Is naught," he says, in modest deirtodsv tlcm of his triumph. But yea shall mem that be lingers fondly about hbe ptaca where the fish are disprayed upon the grass, and does not fall te laek easeful- lv at tbe scales when they are w and has an attentive ear for the ments of adntfrhrg vct stars. Tea shall find, moreover, that he Is not un willing to narrate the story ef the cap. ture how the big tab rose short, fees different tttnes, to fwar different flies, and finally toe a ssssJI brack dose, and played an over me pooi. ana r down a terribly stiff rapid to the nasi wkJ brfow, and snltsd for twenty arin- . . ..a, artes. and had to oa Barren up win JtonU. and made such a long flght thai wbenhe came la at last the hoia of th hook was almost wera through, and 11 fell out of his mouth as be touched th Ebcra. Usten to this tale aa it is told, wTtn endless variations, by every man wbo has brought home a nan. ana yon will perceive that the fisherman aoei care for his luck, after alL J pane? Tea Roll. r. The Japanese newspapers are Mtolc tog ovar tbe invention by a aavtlvi genius ef a machine for reTiiBg tea. The great cost of the production ef tea lies la the labor. Each Individual leaf must be plucked from the phut and bandied with tbe fingers several ttamea before it can be sent fe DIKLDIlEira COIiUlIfl. DEPARTMENT FOR UTTLK . BOYS AND OIRLA tha WUI Interest the J- vaoril ICuiktn of nVrery Beneekold Qmalnt Acttoae aavd Bright Bayiaugs Of Mauay Cat mm Causala CkUdresb Tbere was once a little T-aby boy torn In Persia who was called Cyrus. Ua grandfather, wbo was a king, bought that when tbe boy grew up te would want to be a king himself. d he bad tbe poor little baby carried art Into tbe forest and left tbere to be sUen by tbe wild beasts. But a kind-hearted woman was look US' after ber staeep that day and sbe Sound tbe little baby, which she took tome wren ner. As Cyrus grew Into boyhood h. teemed In some way different from tbe tther boys around him; and so, when ;lng Mm to una out wnicn 01 tne wj iad stolen It and to punish them se- rerely. One bv one the boys were called be fore the master, but each of them said le knew nothing about the pomegran- l tee. At last Cyrus appearea ana was isked whether he knew anything of the robbery. "I did It," he said at once. "Let me be punished. I was the leader. I can break nto an orchard and steal a pomegrah- ite. but I cannot tell a lie. It was all ny fault, and I am ready to bear tbe ranlsbment which I deserve for being 1 thief. As for the others, you must lot ask me to name them. I was their King, and am responsible for tliem." Opinion. Ralph's: ! wish that girl had been a boy! I hoped a boy would move next door. "or Bi"" lwys Prtm """I neat; I know she'll be a bore! Ihe will not want to wade or run. SBiTBTxa is sA-rrsrnD. She'll a ever, sever catch a ball, Sor climb a tree, nor fiy a kite Girls are no fan at all! Winifred's: la, Pat ae sorry he's s noyt Twe girls could have such splendid times It sewjsg 4U clothes, playing tea. Or reading tales and rhymes. Vt ceurse hn kit me with his ball. And make a dreadful lot of noise, tad play at soldiers all day long There la no fan in bays! Teeth's Companion. War Bli Wu Popular. A oueer old man once made a tea sarty for aH the little girls in our town; tad, when they were all gathered in his ' irant yard, m white dresses and care- ! iuHy tied sashes, he offered a doll for me most popnlar little girl in the crowd. ' But half the children did not know mem it was the best liked little girt. All ma children voted, and Mary Bla in got . Ihe doll. Mary was not the prettiest nor , Ihe cleverest of the children, but she got fcc doll. "Now," said the queer old man, "I ! rQl give another doll te the one that I irst tolls m why you all like Mary cst." Nobody answered at first But pre. ently Fanny WBson said, "It's because Mary always finds out what the rest of as want to play, and then says, 'Let s play that!" The old gentleman said that was the est reason he had ner heard, and he going to try for the rest of his life to find out what other people wanted to -1 J Mw 'T Mf.M .1, -.! lay, and then say, "Let's play thatl" tacanniass. A Toad Storr. One day my father, slater and I were ut In the garden watching a little toad. My father took a little stick and very, very gently scratched one side f the toad and then the other. The toad seemed to like it, for be would roll from side to side and blink. I was so Interested that when they went ln I xmk the stick and did as my father had lone. I thought. If be rolls from side to side aa I touch him, what would he So If I ran the stick down bis back? I did so, and what do you think hap- oened? His skin, which was thin and iXryjt parted ln a neat little seam, There WM bright, new coat below, TneB my quiet little toad showed how wge ne waa rje gently and carefully 1tuned: off his outer skin. He took it oflr th- body and legs first, and then. blinking It over bis eyes, till wneri had it gone? He bsd rolled It Into a ball and swallowed It. Adapted from Our Dumb Animal. Hia Nw Cloth. This little Detroit girl's papa Is a man who does not like to drees up in Qne clothes, because he never has time to go to parties or balls but not long .go his friend was to bare a grand n. n...V. 1(Hn mil ha anid nfi would "' 7 50. So he bought him a new dress suit nd went to church early, so , be would not have to be seen by all the people t o'iDg In tn his swallow-tailed coat, and. after the wedd.ng was over, he and hi. wife and hi. Uttle girl wera among ,ue lu . s. But there was a large crowa sun in iruui m me t-lutrt-h when they got to the door, and It was just there that the Uttle one bored him until he blushed like a girl hv .1 vlmr ln her sweet, clear voice SO oud tliat eTPr7 one turned to look and then laughed: - "Papa, how do you feel In your new dethear Detroit Free Press. A Terrible Case. First Little Mamma How's your dollv this naoraiaK? f l f4 IM MjgantoWjreiz low had two sawausi uww w during the nigh-no pulse this morning atd only a few stitches will save ber. I fear. Scribnera .. Tfcear Were Mot Klsiva, Nellie (aged 5 nr family awfully exclusive. Is yours? Bessie (aged 4) No, indeed! We haven't anything to be ashamed of. What Willie Loaged For. "IH be glad when I get big enough to rash my own face," said little Willie, as his mother finished the operation. "Why so. dear?" she asked. " 'Cause then I won't wash it," replied the precocious youth. Oa the Safe Sid. Tommy, you greedy boy," said a mother to her small 4-year-old son, "you've eaten every cooky there was on the plate, and I told you to take but one." "Yes, I know you did, mamma," replied the little fellow, "but there were three on tbe plate, and I didn't know which one you meant, so I just had to eat 'em all to be sure I'd get the right COMMANDED TO PAINT. Annoyance Attendant Upon the Making- of Portrait of Royalty. Court etiquette Is a trying thing to plain people. An amusing story Is told In the recently published memoirs, "W. Q. Wills, Dramatist and Painter," of the time when Mr. Wills was called upon to atend at court. lie was a thor ough bohemlan, and when bis pastels attracted so much attention that the Queen's secretary wrote requesting him to attend at Osborne to do por traits of her grandchildren the Invita tion filled him with deep dismay. In Ignorance of tbe etiquette which construes a royal invitation into a com mand, he thought to get out of it by writing a polite note, stating that a prior engagement would prevent his at tending. The next day a telegram came from Osborne to the following effect: "The Queen commands Sir. Wills to attend at Osborne Immediately." Tbe artist was far too loyal a sub ject to dispute ber Majesty's direct commands, so be ruefully packed up bis belongings and started for the royal palace. As might well be supposed, bis life at Osborne was uncongenial. When be was doing a portrait of a roy al baby on all fours, and good-humor-edly said, "Look up, little one," the lady-ln-waiting reproved his familiar ity, and told him he must address the infant as princess or your royal high ness. The pastel portraits which be made still hang at Osborne, and of course royal patronage gave a great stimulus to sitters, and his reputation was made. Set Bock. That a brilliant array of facts calcu iatlngly displayed may be made to pale before one of little or no light handled haphazard Is amusingly shown by the following from the New York Tribune: . When a young man, a well-known civil engineer surveyed the route of a proposed railroad. An old farmer with whom be stopped for a time admitted one day, when be saw him figuring in the field, that matbematls always seemed a wonderful thing to him. Being young and enthusiastic, the engineer began to enlarge upon - its wonders, tolling him how we could measure the distances to different planets, and even weigh them; bow we could fortell accurately the coming of a comet or ah eclipse years In advance of Its actual occurrence, determine the velocity of the fiercest projectile, ascer tain the heights of mountains without scaling them, and many other things meant to astonish him. "Yea, yes, them things does seem kinder cur'us," the old farmer replied, "but what alius bothered me was to understan' why ye have ter carry one for ev'ry ten. But If ye don't," he con cluded, with conviction, "the plaguy thing won't come out right." The Oldest Family In the World. About a dozen of the 400 barons In the British House of Lords date back to 1400, the earliest being 1264. The oldest family in the British Isles Is the Mar family of Scotland, 1093. The Campbells of Argyle, to whom belongs tne present unne or Argyu, Degan in 1 lion T. lamnil rintoa fmm lloa Rla. marck from 1270, the Orosvenor fam ily, the Dukes of Westminster, 1060; the Austrian house of rjapsburg goes back to 952, and the House of Bourbon to 804. The descendants of Mahomed, born 570, are all registered carefully and authoritatively kept In Mecca by the chief of the family. Little or no doubt exists of the absolute authenti city of the long line of Mahomed's de scendants. In Oblna there are many old families, also among the Jews. When It comes to pedigrees there Is one gentleman to whom the world must take off Its hat as a great and only none-such. This Is the Mikado of Japan. His place has been filled by members of his family for more than m1 . .... , 2,500 years. The present Mikado Is the one hundred and twenty-second of the line. Tbe first one was contemporary with Nebuchadnezsar, 060 years before Christ. 4 IHE EXCELLENCE OF STEUP OF FIGS is due not only to the originality and simplicity of the combination, but also to the care and skill with which it is manufactured by scientific processes known to tbe California Fio Stbup Co. only, and we wish to impress upon ail tne importance of purchasing the true and original remedy. As the genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the California Fio Stbcp Co. only, a knowledge of that fact will assist one in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other par ties. The high standing of the Caxi ioavsiA Fis Uraup Co. with the medi cal profession, and the satisfaction which the genuine Syrup of Figs has given to millions of families, makes the name of the Company a guaranty o' t je excellence of its remedy. It is far in advance of all other laxatives, as it acts on the kidneys, liver and borpeis without irritating or weaken ing them, and it does not gripe ner nauseate. In order to get its beneficial t ffects, please remember the name of &3 Company CALIFORNIA FIG S77P CO, nBWTah.af,nV WbstaLittlwFdtliDii rX MS. ROCKWELL. . Mmm. oiraaaM so. felstl "I was a great sufferer from female weakness and hod no strength. It was toponriWo for me to attend to my Lulehold duties. I had tried every SSng and many doctors, but found no ""iy sister advised ma to try Lydia K. Ptokham's Vegetable Compound, which I did; before using J n bottle I felt better. I kept on with it and to my great surprise I am cured. All who suffer from female complaints Sould give Ha trial. " Mb. Eoca wma, 1209 8. Dmsio 81., Gbajtd Bapids, Mich. I-rom Grateful Woman. When I wrote to you I was very sick, had not been well for two years. The doctors did not seem to help me, and one said I could not live three months. I had womb trouble, falling, ulcers, kidney and bladder trouble. There seemed to be such a drawing and burning pain in my bowels that I could not rest anywhere. After using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound and Sanative Wash and follow ing your advice, I feel well again and stronger than ever. My bowels feel aa if they had been made over new. With many thanks for your help, I remain, L. G., 74 Asa St., Nawaaa, N. J." Tea oa the Te rraoe. r tha whole, tbe terrace of the Bouse of Commons Is tbe finest In Eng land. Tbe view Rom it is most tmpos i Kaar on the left Is Westminster bridge, and tbe spectator may watch the traffic of the onage, ana near us roll or rumble, while be Is ln the quiet ude of the terrace. Between the broad arches he may perceive tne graceful outlines of Waterloo bridge. At night the long rows of lighted lamps in all directions are reflected on tbe river. This Is the spot where the tea parties well known ln London society are held. To have "tea on the terrace," as the phrase goes, Is the natural ambition of every one. It Is of the utmost convtnl- M tn ika member to be able to show this attention to his friends, and espe- ninllv to bis constituents ana tneir ram nto,. rin a summer's afternoon tbe collection of these tea parties amounts tn. o ,-oopntian B-Iven by tbe Commons IVT a. " " " to London and the constituencies. The mixture of tea tables Is typical or tne in..ai Mm meter. Here will be a table with some of the most fashionable per sons; near It will be one where a lr memher Is entertaining bis ismuy next will be one where a philosophic member Is receiving learned ladles. The whole scene is one of diversified animation and vivacity seldom equaled elsewhere. COURTS PROTECT ENTERPRISE Important Dciuoa ia Regard to Raputatieas Built Up by Advertising. In the TTnitrd Statea Circuit Court in San Francisco. CaL. a decision has been given that is of great interest to manufacturers of nrnnrietarv article and to fmblishers. The case in question was the suit of the CaU fornix Fig Syrup Co. to obtain a permanent Injunc tion, which was granted, enjoining a large ammua manufacturing concern and others from using the name "Syrup of Figs," or "Fig Syrup," and ordering the defendants to pay coats and damaoes. The decision prove t that .1.. MM.., win th valuable retmta ti n of an article of merit, built np by probity of word 1 a well as by extensive aarertistng, an that the owner ma rean the full benefit. The overwhelming evidence presented, as to the merits of the company's laxative, could not be Bain said bv the defendants, and the injai.c- tion was the result. GAMES OF CHINESE CHILDREN. They Are Very Like Thoae Played by American loans reopi. There are two theories ln reaard to thaee children's games that are found to be Identical in different lands. One is that the games are borrowed by the vouncer neoole from the older: the oth er, that the games are of independent Invention. Borne light is shea on tnis Question by passages from "A Corner of Cathav." A game called "the water-demon seeking a den" is played by five per sons, precisely like pu&s-ln-taie-cor- ner." This is a native game, not an Imported one: and no one known whether Chinese and European chil dren Invented tt Independently, or whether tbe knowledge of It waa Inher ited by both from ancient, common an cestors. The same may be said of "the eat a rrmllp " which la made with a sizing. and passed from one pair ot hands to another. Dreciselv as among chuaren in America and EuroDe: but the Oblnese call It "sawing wood," In reference to the final act ln the performance. A game Involving much muscular exercise ia called "the lame chicken.' It is played by Jumping on one foot hrtween shoes that have been placed across a road at Intervals of about ten Inches. When the end of the line of shoes Is reached the last shoe ln the line to kicked away by tbe "lame" foot; and then it is picked up and carried back over the route to the other end of th line, wben a second shoe may be likewise kicked away and picked up before returning. Onlv one foot mar touch the ground. and It must touch It only once ln each interspace. No shoe may be toucnea Axeent the ones which end the line, and the shoes kicked away must be picked nn without nutting the "lame" foot upon the ground. When tbe chicken violates any of these rules he must at mm n-ive rilace to another performer. The shorter the line, the more diffi cult it Is to collect shoes, because each shoe taken Involves turning around 'without using the lame leg. The win ner ln the game Is be who has at the end of It the greatest number of shoes, ST. , p.pJla BflaasiaTj Vaws An English rural clergyman says that In his pariah It waa quite the faahion tnr Hia man vrhen sivlnv hha ring In the marriage ceremony, to aay to tbe mm n- "With mi bodv I thee wash np, and with aH my hurdle goods I thee and thou." He said the women were setter up In this part of tbe service than Mia men. One dav. however, a bride ararWir1 him bv nromlsing. ln wftiat she lupposed to be tbe language of the prayer-book, to take ber busDand "to 'ave and to 'old from this day fornft for betterer horse, for richerer power, In slggerneas health, to love cherries and to bay." What meaning this extra ordinary vow conveyed to the woman's own mind, the Incumbent said, baffled Um to conjecture. Tie Zjaa-cee Saa-Dlal. The largest sun-dial ln tbe world is fiayou Haroo, a large promontory, ex tending 8,000 feet above the Aegaaa Sea. Aa the bus swings round the shadow of this mountain it touches, one by one, a circle of Islanda. which act aa boor marka. . w Ttte IfflnoU I" wa- MM(mirtlv by an old man witn a now . J7h been found among tbe effects of a deceased relative. . "What's tbe nature 01 asked Mr. Starrs. . "I don't know, sir," repu - fellow. . i "Have you any Idea woo w. ... asked Mr. Storrs. , r "No. sir," answered we .... rn Vn know anything about die note at allT' asked Mr. Storrs. "Nothing at all, air," answer old man. . "WeU," remarked Mr. Btorrs fully, "the only thing ic"--- ln the premises is to bu u Central Railroad." V The Boaapartea, ti , vitne Narjoleon. the POSSl'Dle Napoleon V, Uvea ln a very quiet estab lishment ln tbe Avenue Louise, In Brus sels, and cannot, at an Pu tatlon, be worth more than 5.000 a year. His brother, Louis apo, i-ii nf a Russian regiment, pos- sesees about the same amount The ex-Empress Eugenie, wbo is repurea us be one of the wealthiest women In Eu teiL has stated ber Intention of leav ing a fortune of 2.000,000 to the ona who Is accepted by tne onan it. lander. The entire wealth of the Bonaparte family is estimated to be not more than ti.uuu.wu, mom which Is owned by the ex-Empress Eu genie. The actual claimants to me isu- perlal throne are not worm kohraui thom. On the - other hand, the bouse of Orleans Is reputed to be worth at least 15,0UU,uuu. A Remarkable Cloud-Band. a olncrnluF ntmosDheric phenomenon. ...ntiT noticed bv Mr. De C. Ward along the weatern.coast of South Amer ica, is a bank or band or cloua extena 1.. tnr 4rmn miles, from Ecuador to the center of Chill, and following the trend of the coast range of hills. Tbe cloud-band Is between ten and twenty miles broad, floats at an elevation of between 2,000 and 3,000 feet, and has vertical thickness of not less tnan 1 nnn fot Mr. Ward ascribes tnis curious phenomenon to the prevalence of cool southerly ana soutnweaieriy tnria Mnwina- obllauelv alongshore. and having their moisture condensed by tbe coast hlU range Just sufflciesay to produce clouds without rain. Ancient Records. The authentic records of the Chinese race began about 4, wo years ago. though the traditional history extends back much further. As a matter of fact, however, the reliable record of China does not go back further than 2205 B. C, and It Is believed by chron iloglcal authorities that the Chinese tnnals do not antedate those of Egypt, rhe earliest dynasty of China, that of Finn, date from 208 B. O. to 220 A TV ud the long list of preceding dynasties is believed to nave urue better founda tion than ln the Imaginations of the Chinese historians. St. Louis Globe- Democrat, North. Pole and Boatb Pola. t va iKtttn shown that, while Nan- sen's observations prove that the North Polar region Is a great ocean cavity. nearly two miles deep, tne soutn roiar region, on the contrary, to apparently a vast solid mass of land, surrounded by belt of water about two miles in depth. The area of the soutn roiar intinant is estimated to be about 4.000,000 square miles. 1,000.000 more than that of the United statea, exclud ing Alaska. Tbe Zadrnga. In Servla there still survives a won derful old Institution known as the Zadruga. It is the living together or a whole tribe, numbering sometimes as many as 100 persons, all under the ab solute authority or one cniei. ie keeps all the money, makes all pur chases and decides the minutest de tails of family life. A steam whistle Is no more ezaspet atlng than a canary bubbling over with song. wss Do von get up with a headache? Is there a bad taste in vour mouth? Then you have a poor appetite and a weak diges tion. You are frequently dizzy, always feel dull and drowsy. You have cold hands and feet. You get but Uttle benefit from your food. You have no ambition to work and the sharp pains of neuralgia dart through your body. What is the cause of aU this trouble? Constipated bowels. will give you prompt relief snd certain cur. If you have neglected your case a long time, you had better take also. It will remove all impurities that have been accumulating in your blood and will greatly strengthen your nerves. Vdre SsVa aeaaraan. There suf ba aaaaMtalBf abas vour ea-. 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