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mU' I .uflB & J PUZZLE i 'if CM. - .' l r 'aft.. v -. i w m iv j j w av f ' it mi K cinius iinn . W MICH It f PEACEFUL IN CALABASAS. iliw a Once Notoriously Wicked Town Was Reformed. If Brvt llarte could return to tiih long enough to iit Clabja I Mould not know- the town. Tunc , i- w In-it to cttlt h iiutu n Imr in Caln-i-.-.i- mil n short and not altogether jMiiil method of suicide. If you hit hold lite curds nqunre the un-.. rtuker had n job, nud when you got ih'y an argument with your neigh-l r. uinr hcnlth wai likely to ho - unlove you could draw "i,- iiti nd idioot firt. J'hut wat in the good old days of - 'utlitrti California, whVn lynch Inw .'I. mid lllackstouo mid the rode I ml pmoMlnrc witp unknown. In tlmw dy CnlnbitMs was thc hut r of the old frontier dwpcmdo, i thr hUcklK of thf mining niiujMs, i.) thr broken-down nd discredited ,Mmhler. All of the offeourings of iV IViriflr ont hiiiimnitv ilium through the moii u t t iii. 'inviMis mid redwood forests of and found lodgment in the f.rtji if CulnhKxas. I tut timoj haVe changed, lias reformed. Prominent iih tin not kill ouch other for ji.ixtniw. ICmtvIkmIv f. gftod M ."-oil that Judge Ijmikc, thp('uhtlmAS ntweof the peace, bus resigned, and Hi' hoard of aupervlBors hue decided n t tunppoint his successor. Many are the 4torius told of the ( alulmn8 of old. MoM of the quarrels, which Utttinlly ended in sudden death, were over boundary lines between fanua and ranches. Every Man rlaiiued the other laud. 1 u.ed to he two farmers who neglect ud their crops and left their I'l.iri overrun with weeds while they .iiniiniil themselves by sitting out In hind trees or hiding behind rocks .uid shooting at each other. One day, gays the St. Paul (Jlohe, a prominent citizen of Citlnbnsas turned Doininguoz wanted to water Li- lattlo at a spring. It so that another prominent citizen mimed Ytnnilde, wanted to w.itrr his sheep at the ..nine spring, .t ii tl it t the same time. hit luxe days ( .daliHus had only one way of a little dispute like that, Dominguea sjiot Yturaldo ami the latter, mortally 'wounded, took the M'un away from Dominyuez and beat linn to (loath. Here's another: An old man luiiH'd lliiunaii had an argument with two mountliineers over a little mat tiT of a road. They wanted to tide out the road, and he shut them tr with a barb win1 'fence. When tlt' got tired of tearing down the f in e every time they wanted to ride along the road, they took a day oil", (ailed at his place, and the undertaker buried him the ne.t day. v The hhuriir decided to arrest the two mountaineers and did so. .Much to hi Mirpi'isc, they went with him as docile as a couple of sheep. The secret of their docility was explained later. Hough-looking men from all parts of the mountains thereabouts ga'hored at and when the prisoners were arraigned before the justico of the peace for a preliminary healing, hiscourt room was lined with big husky mountaineers armed to the teeth. Kvory man turelewly toyed with a huge revolver, and the justice of the peace, well versed in the traditions of Calabasas, oi a! the situation only as a man of liiir discretion could, lie promptly the two prisoners ami the hearty congratulations of ah their friends. thie day a littlo man wit h u Miruyor'b chain went to Calabasas. PICTURE, . MLK I sov. .: tl -. .SLVStfRCtr n $r,V . YVf irs i I lOf HI v Mull I II i1 R7f) He wasn't looking fr trouble. 15ul he set up n tripod with a spyglass above it aiid made signal to an on the other side of the gulch. The little unwed-oil' Mirveyor kept nt hi work, driving peg here and there, until Calabasas looked like a newly plotted addition to a Kansas boom town. When he finished everybody discovered that everybody w occupying everybody else's hind. Hverybodr moved and peace reigned in CidabuM. To-day Calabars ii civilized. A trangerean wear a plug hat without having it shot full of holes. The juMice of the pence hn resigned, the citizen are building road to Santa Monica .and are talking of organizing a board of trade. QUEER CASE OF HYSTERIA. Girt Distinctly Marked by tht Derll Sbt Thought I'oismed Her. A kericit of etr'rdmary events recently took place at Kodez, Trance, which hac excited widespread interest among all classo, says the Chicago Chronicle. '1 he circumstances were thoroughly investigated by the representative of a Paris journal. The scene of the incurrences was the orphan asylum of (irezes, near Lusnc, and they concerned a member of t hi asylum, by name Sister Saint-Fleuret. The following is the result of the investigation, obtained from absolutely creditable sources and of which he guarantee? the correctness. There has been at the orphan asylum for years a sister, originally from the canton of Itozouis, who is alllicted with a species of madness which mak& her belieu' that she is possessed by a devil; her sister superior, the other sisters of the asylum and nearly t the ecclesiastics' of the country luea similar belief in herallliction. The disease, according to her physicians, is merely a specie of hysteria; natural predisposition which became acute under the intluenceof the surrounding atmosphere. But the supernatural features are the result of true auto-suggestion. In her paroxysms the siitferer utters piercing cries of such intensity that the peasants hear them at n great distance from the convent. During these attacks the patient believes herself to be bitten or burnt by the devil in this or that portion of her body. The is so strong at these times that immediately upon the disappearance of the paroxysm there is found on that portion of the body where the suHVring is most intense, either a bum of the or the imprint of teeth. Sister Saint-Fleuret has a horror of every religion object, and the nearby presence of a figure of Christ, of a book of devotions, or of any sacred image immediately throws her into an almost rabid lit. The most curious circumstance is that she need not sec these objects, she feels them, she divines them when they are brought near her even though "carefully hidden, and she immediately rushes at them to destroy. Further, she frequently divines the thought of person"? who speak to her, and she responds to them in their own language whatever this language may be. Although she is a simple peasant who has never received the least education, Sister Saint-Fleuret in her paroxysms speaks Creek, Italian, liussiun, and Herman. Slw always responds fluently in the language w hat-ever it may be iu which eha is ud dressed. A RISING RIVER BED. Mississippi Levees Cause a Sorlous Condition of A flairs. ".Speaking of the .Misishippi river," said an old pilot, "reminds me of what Mark Twain maid about the ricr projecting so many miles out out the (iulf of Mexico, and whilo, of course, thi waw merely a bit of humor which the great American author de eloped by reasoning along a rather curious line, I have been thinking that he could have made a deduction equally as astounding and yet easily within the bounds of reasonable probability. To come to the point, immediately, said the pilot fo a New Orleans Times-Democrat reporter, "the time is rapidly approaching when instead of iicing the expressions 'down the river,' 'down by the river nide,' and other similar sayings, we will have to say 'up the river,' 'up by the rier fide,' and so on. Wo can tee this condition in its earlier stages on the lower Mississippi now. The river at many points is much above the surface of land, and would spread out out the land but for the existence of levees. And yet the sytem of levees is responsible for thi constantly increasing elevation of the river bed. Instead of making the river scour it? bed the levees have made this impossible, and the deposit has been much greater in the bed of the river. There is at all times a certain udume of water to take care of. It is no small volume, cither. The daily (low into the Culf of Mexico through the three passes is something The levees have confined this vast volume of water to a rather uncomfortable area. Instead of being able to throw a part of the heavy deposit of sediment out over the sides of the river, through such coincident outlets as the river itself, left unhampered, would make, the deposit remains in the area between the levees. Much of it is left in I ho bed of the river. The result is that the bed is being constantly raised. The river is unable to carry on the scouring processes' possible in earlier times before the levees came into such general In consequence of this condition the bed of the river will continue to outlet are provided at different point-, and it is not at all likely that these outlets will be provided in our time. So we must go on building levees, and each year we must make them higher and higher all the time. The lower now has, 1 suppose, an average depth of about 1.") or.iUfeet. In a few year the bottom of the river may be on a leel with the land surface, in which event, instead of going down to the river we will hac to climb up the hill a considerable distance in order to get into a steamboat. The expression down to the river will then become obsolete. I'p will be the word to use. Put, of course, this condition may be some time otf. Still we cannot tell. Forty years on the Mississippi has convinced me that it is not safe to figure on what the river will do. The Mississippi generally does as she pleases, ami we always have to spin our little after the thing has happened." DIGNIFIED SCHOOLBOYS. The Chinese Lad Is a Model of Sedate Behavior. The model schoolboy is tohclookcd for in China. Fleven hundred boys, all bound for Queen's college, Hong-Kong, and not one of them indulging in boisterous laughter or even letting olf his superlluous spirits by a run or a leap, is a sight to be witnessed any day in that eastern city. A correspondent for Tit-Bits stood in one of the streets crowded by these Chinese schoolboys and watched them as they passed. They did not hurrv, but walked scdatelv along, with their books under their anus. The utmost exhibition of youthful feeling was a reserved smile which lighted up the face of a boy here and there as he listened to tho conversation of his companions. Boisterous behavior would have been considered by these Chinese lads as undignified and quite contrary to all ideas of schoolboy good form. The more sedate a Chinese boy is in his behavior, the more he conducts himself like a little old man, the more aristocratic he is considered by his schoolfellows, and the more praise he receives from his schoolmasters and his narents. There was little variety in the color and cut of their dress. They wore no hats. Some had brushed all their hair straight back into their long queues; while others had a fringe of stilt bristles dividing tho shaven from the unshaven territory of their heads. THE CALIPH AND THE GAME. Tabor Hath a Card Up His Sleeve and Winneth a Bride. The caliph of Bagdad, haung announced that on a certain day he would gie audience to all subject with a grievance and straighten out all'iiirs to everybody's there came before him, records Hie Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, Sarsinn, the corn merchant, and Tabor, the scribe, and Sursina made his obeisance and began: "0 beneficent ruler, I have a lovely daughter who is the pride of my heart, and 1 have set my soul upon her marrying wealth. She would do so but for Tabor, the scribe." "Where does he come in?" a-ked the caliph. "Alas, but he has made her love him, and, loving him, he would defy my commands. I will bring disgrace and sorrow to my old heart if she inarries a man who can only pay the rent on a four-room Hat. My desire i- that you advise her to obey me and reprimand Tabor for his cheek.'" "What's your side of the story, Tabor?" queriod the caliph. "0 most just and gracious ruler," replied the scribe, "it is true that I earn but two plunks a month, but the fair Fatima loves me and is willing to live on hopeand country sausage that wt may wed. It may be cheeky in me to love a rich man's daughter, but can we control our hearts?" "Sarsinn, have you anything again t Tabor except his want of cash?" a-ked the caliph. "I have not, 0 beneficent." "Then perhaps we can fix things. The pair of you will retire to the anteroom for a couple of hours and take with you a pack of cards and a box of poker chips." The order was obeyed, and when they stood before him again Sarsinn tearfully exclaimed: "Hear me, 0 ruler! I held up three jacks against two pairs and wagered half of my wealth. When Tabor called me, I found that he had filled and was ace full. I pray you" "Don't do any praying," interrupted the caliph. "I sized Tabor up for just such a young man, and now that he is a rich as you are you can have no further objections to the marriage, and Fatima is his. Three jacks caueth the heart to exult, but ace full comes next to fours and bringeth joy to the soul." ANGEL FISH A FIGHTER. Beautiful Outwardly, But So Cantankerous That It Lived Alone. There died at tho aquarium recently an angel fish that for years had had a tank all to itself. It differed from the other angel fish exhibited there also in the respect that it lived unusually long in captivity, says the Xew York Sun. One reason why the angels are hard to keep is their scrappiness among themselves. The fight and quarrel and wound one another with the sharp spines with which their gill covers are armed. This long-lived angel fish killed two or three tank mates, or so wounded them that they died of their injuries, and it continued to attack other angel fish put into the tank with it, until finally, and because of its great beauty, it was permitted to occupy a tank by itself. It was a vigorous, hardy fish, and the brightest-colored fish the aquarium has ever had; and all angel fish are beautiful. Some angel fish have yellow tails. This one had a blue tail with a yellow edge and the characteristic angel fish blue of its' body was of the deepest and at tho same time the most livid and brilliant blue. At times it seemed almost luminous; it was a wonderful and most beautiful blue. Fighter as it was among its kind, it was one of the lamest fish in the aquarium. It took food from the hand when it had been there two weeks, and was ready to take food in that manner always thereafter. On the last day that it was fed something so frightened the angel fish that it jumped out of the water and struekMhe wire screen over its tank with such violence as to inflict n serious cut in its head, ft had been in perfect health and condition up to that time, but, susceptible us all fishes are to fright and shock, this was too much for it, and in the following two days it went through n familiar course. Sometimes it would rush about, and in this blind scurrying do itself some other injury, and sometimes it would go round and round in a small circle, for minutes or an hour at a time, only to fly off into tantrums again, and finally to die of exhaustion. A LOVE STORY OF THE FOOTSTEPS ON THE SANDS. ! ( ! -M tf -- rJ W til.. TVVS. C5 Zz? LOST AND FOUND HIS FEET. Civil War Veteran Makes a Startling Discovery. livery afternoon about ie o'clock a man with a peculiar limp passes along Sixth avenue and turn.- wet at Herald square. He is about 00 years of age, is gray bearded, and has the kindliest face imaginable. The limp is peculiar in that it does not suggest painful effort, but rather mere stiffness of joint. Which is the case; for this veteran of the civil war walks on two wooden legs, and, moreover, he made them himself, and, more remarkable stjll, he makes wooden legs for a living, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. His name is Harris, and the story of his lost limbs is that of many other less resourceful and indomitable soldiers of the rebellion who parted with their "props" in battle. But Mr. Harris has another story of a kindred kind to tell, and this is the way he told it: "On Sherman's march to the sea our regimental surgeon was a Dr. Bradley. He was a mighty nice man, and looked after us fellows as though we were human beings and brothers. But he did like to come the 'sawbones;' there's no doubt about that. He carried along with him a collection of things in alcoholic jars that gave a man the 'jams' to look at. "Well, we came to a prison camp one day and released a whole raft of poor fellows who had1 been living on black beans for two months. " 'Doc' Bradley took most interest in a man I think his name was Kennedy whose right foot was hanging to his leg by the skin only. He had out off the left foot himself, and buried it in the sand. 'Doc' Bradley amputated the other one, and put both the feet in a jar of alcohol, you know, and shipped them, as curiosities, to his home in Wilkesbarre, Pa. that is, to the Wyoming Historical society there. Kennedy was put in an ambulance, and we moved on. "Now for th6 curious end of the thing. 1 called on 'Doc' Bradley a few years ago, when ho was the business manager of a Philadelphia newspaper, and while we were talking over that march to the sea, I asked him about Kennedy's feet. He laughed and said: 'Oh. I've got them all right; they're still in that jar at Wilkesbarre.' "There was a reporter in the room and he worked the story out of 'Doc' nnd printed it. Well, what do you In the west the demand for labor is great. Hands arc getting three dollars a day for the harvest, and fanners look to immigration 00000000000000000000000000 . imigration and the West Qy JOHN F. MOORS, PrtsiJent of the National Imitation Re. strlctloii Lejcut. S N. Y. Times. think? Sonic southern paper copied the yarn, and in about a month along came a letter from Selma, Ala., demanding those feet! It was Kennedy, 'claiming his own,' as 'Doc' wrote me. "He sent a photogruph of himself and his stumps, nnd said it made him feel uncomfortable to think that an important portion of himself was lying in a jar in a historical society. He wanted tho feet back, he said, as it seemed an invidious distinction to feed them on alcohol, when they couldn't appreciate it, and the rest of his carcass was aching for a drink. It was a funny letter, and I'm sorry I didn't ask 'Doc' to let mckcep it. "At any rate, Kennedy got his feet back, buried them, and I understand there was a high old time at the obsequies," A "STREET" BANQUET. Novel Affair Recently Arranged in Honoi of Andrew Carnegie. The banquet given recently to Mr. Andrew Carnegie at the Carnegie laboratory of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Iloboken, N. J., says the Strand, was one of the most novel and ingenious ever prepared. The steel magnate was greeted on all sides by the metal in which he has made his millions. The great room in which the feast was held looked more like a locomotive workshop than a banquet hall. The decorations were of the most elaborate type, but they were also severe, for it was the students' idea to make the royal supper one of stoel from start to finish. Around the long table was fixed a steel track, on which there ran u movable modern blast-furnace, and other steel dishes. When the lights were turned on the table and the wall hangings caught the rays and sent out myriads of dancing sparks. The delicate china and cut-glass which usually grace the festive board were replaced by novel dishes of steel, fashioned in the oddest shapes. Cups, plates and goblets were of the finest and most highly-tempered steel. The sumptuous repast was served up in, beautiful steel dishes, and beside each guest's plate there was an appropriate steel souvenir. A Foolish Peacemaker. Blessed is the peacemaker unless he foolishly attempts to interfere in a quarrel between a man and his wife. Chicago Daily News. for relief. Many of them for thts reason oppose the restriction of the incoming peoples, when under normal conditions they would consider stricter laws just and necessary. But docs our present ration rcallv solve the problem? 00000000000000000000000000 Thc pcop,cs from northern Europe who formerly sought our shores DID go west, where labor is needed. But the nationality of our immigrants has changed. They no longer come from northern Europe. They come in thc main from southern Europe and Asia, where illiteracy and a low standard of living hold sway. THEY DO NOT GO WEST. They settle in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and other eastern states. THEY CANNOT RELIEVE THE PRESSURE IN THE WEST, FOR THEY DO NOT GO THERE. STATISTICS PROVE THIS. Even if the class of immigrants who are now coming did adopt "Westward Ho" as their motto, would the people of thc west welcome them? Would thev welcome a population with far LOWER SANDARDS OF LIVING THAN THEIR OWN, thus lowering wages and increasing poverty and pauperism? ' They cannot wish an illiterate population, when they are doing all in their power to educate their own people. They cannot want a conjected population, borne in on a wave of prosperity, which will cause trouble in the industrial field when a reaction comes. They cannot want a large influx of people knowing nothing of American institutions and traditions. They cannot want foreign colonics growing up in their large cities. What the west DOES WANT is the immigration of peoples who can read and write, who will work intelligently, who will not become dependent on charity as soon as hard times occur, who can be duly Americanized. BUT CAN THEY GET THEM?