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' .J By W. L. ALDEtf. fCopyrlidit, 18M, by W. Li. Allien. "es, sir, " remarked (ho landlord, os lio s:it fanning himself on the ve rnnda i f the Middloville hotel, "ni" you nay this town has sprang up like ti inushrjoni in the night Why, only five years nto there were only two houses litre ami now wo have tho biutK't pipulution of nny town In northern Mmn i .tii Tho two houses wore pretty small on, too Minn stood just whero Ibis hi .el is standing, and it was noth Ing n ir, than n onp story, two rootni'd (ihniity Captain Martin's hnnsu. which guitr ih stoud on a knoll alinuta quar trr i f a mile from huro, wasn't much bi ,'rr 'W'uit do you mean when you say that y.ur neighbor's IrAiise generally jtjid tun knoll?" 1 naked "Wasn't t in tho habit of staying in tho sumo pi.i t "Whv what with cyclones and tloudt nvsts, and one thing and another I nt tii-ro house did do considerable tr .v ling whilu it waa in this) section i Lit became o it after it loft hero 1 c ii. t i-ru i.-rlj say but 1 rather think i l ,t le its last jo'irijey when it went 1 wn to Vi' St Antioch It waa a curl )ti surt of house, being put together Mill rupes instead of nails, whicli whs ii i.uly cne icason why it lasted ns Hi ' as it did "i4sec, continued tho landlord. "1 w s tim first settler hero 1 took up s r,t it r section of lain), and with the in i, ii 'wo mules and a Norwegian, 1 pi,t i,p my house and went to tanning 1 it six months lit. r along cone s t.iin Martin and aluws that he will ri.i tie quart r siitiull next to 111' Ii wis a iiinii .ii ..nt 110 years old. who b hi I ni a t, ilui nig man all his days. ii 1 i m) nufl seafaring men he want i i U t a f.irnier though he didu t k, a ii Pi i f mi- tioin a bull's foot First I to. .igln he was a suciahle tort I in, ip Hid he and me used to , i our evi nings together Uut I I Jt that be wouldu t take any uHuo. mid wneii 1 told bim that ho vr a I , ii'icd t d for Imildiiig a house i ,i i i II in a i, nntry wheie cyclones win aliuo't as I'unmoii as irkes, he p t l.nin and dropped my Hcqiiaihtnnco 1 is a" touchy as ho was opinion at i win n lb saying a gooil deal "Will bo t nit Ins house with the hr'n i ii), a of men from Liicnllns vii t t'i ii rime was the nearest -.et , M- ind was consii'i red to lie ( i,' - It. ni here, though now that M 'ii nle lia-i grown clear up to the s , noun lary of Luoullns, it don t t .n t ir away 1 told yon that I,. was put together with in - The captain said that no .f( tii i knew how to build a aini to it be hadn't nnv eonfi I pi 1 J 1 l. I c diuee in tiiils. tl ' i l - . ,ri! e and didn't consider Llis house was much mine, except t'-at t 1 : lile win li' 11. '. up and down .''.. d .', ,i ti le-cie " i.,1. t ; ml .V it tin 'a tne i 'lie thilir rs U id l raii'la ( u C " ' '- 'I I , lo, u i' tl iiius t'.n ' bitv. .n i ther v is the 1 '.'1 tn It u -i-ll t . p.i- d over it, .i., , I though .it that , u tint ai in uy i Ly the side ol the t'i loot of tii" r:"- I'i 'i.iponoi fiii rh 'i" ' lil.e a rivi'i ",t tnis t'i id , Tj.l mt at Urn s kin ill ran tl 1' ii n t In, k Mil' tii c if yi ar and yon n jit ii. t anywhere could inmn hut inat i t t til" ii li at M 1 " iring frjsii ts set 1:1 ai int it is right smart of cnown half a dozen un in to be drownrd in V which is more than t le can say for their mi rier One of the hr r in u 111 j 'I"-'1C Lni u In- p 'o; (.'1 1 ,.tti- t in rstiii I said to the captain befir J l 1 i ii Ii id a eoolncs was that 1 1 to in tt' r ui a cyclone pit Von km w M t v. c 1 " t tl it "is, 1 suppose No V n I ix ti 11 yon It's just a boh ,r o id , i bout six teet deep, cove h a it . j, to. r When you see a . ( ..ii ,1-'. you get into yonrcycl. no t ai 'i shut t le door nntil t r Ir s the only safe y i ha in your house you' t in' i 1 to death, und i I, ,r- tne cyclone will an i ifrv jou to kingdom come Hut (ii "mi tm woildn't bear of dig.,'ii)' a 11- allow "il that if a cvcli on did l ii he ci'-i luted to be on de k and ( i It (tit 11:- said it v as nil verv w.ll i T on to skill : do' ii i ' low, seiuig ns 1 V s ' .ni v a !,:.! .in but tii it n-j c i, 1'iirMi th, t to, ij 1 1 ai t . -r dec w.u t.(f I I i r i i. ii f. i h .ii in bad .w.iiu cr 1 i ,el i.ij i'i la, ! pit nearly "pr t t- i i ,i in m j. ii' i 1 1. -- to the ro.nl for I i,i ii t" n-e it as a h;,nd jlani tor ni';. it g i,li,,iii and spades aud ri I'd r., h.';, I saving the tiouule of , iin'in-' tin m i.ji to t in- hcr'se Cap t nn M i t.n ii-, 'i t . ni 1 1 a good deal at m i it ,u. d called it a 'glory hole, which I i ir ii r.'d to bo irreligious, as wull as uu,.' ii manly However the day came wl, n be v, u Id have been mighty glad to h ivt a i yclone pit a'id to be able to cb'i u down into it without my knowl f ig i "Tho captain hadn't been living in bi i n w hoUte above six months when tn 'r' iit cyclono of 1S7 came along, ii'ni I d in t doubt that you have iieard if it It was about 10 o clock of tho nn nnng ind it was at least 'JO degrees buttir tm u it it, today though it was onl" ".e nuddlu of June, instead of the m of August Thero wasn t a bi ,i of air stirring ami tho sky iiad n h i t of greasy coppery look that ' mailt you (eel nort ol Miffocnted just to loon at it The mnles and the Nor I w 'inn were lying uuder a tree down In the Kirghum held and I was making K pretense ot weeding my onion bed th nigh 1 didu t make much headway V. l Ii it I happened to turn round, and 1 time in the northwest was a little ' patch of cloud which I was glad to 1 L'c thinking as I did that perhaps it night mean rain Uut while I was lOi.king at it 1 could see it was spread lug as fast as a gallon of petroleum would spread if yon dumped it Into a null pond In a fow minutoH pretty nrnr one half the sky was covered with n cloud that was as black as I'ittshurg coal smoke Tho way it spread lemind- i ed "io nf a parcel of men laying a car- I pet on tho Btago of a theater Von could sen tho upper edge of the cloud rtlling over and over in great thic'f mas es All ot n sudden a light breeze sprang up that blew directly toward tho quarter whero tho cloud came fiwn, and I knew then that wo were going to have a big storm and that tho wdid was drawing toward it The next thing 1 paw v i i a sort of funnel that beeined ro liable .o ;wvnr, to drop from tho middle of the cloud Tho lower en i k i ,,vi tnr; aL'd Bqittrmlng liko th t 1 of a ike wb -n you'vo irot your V ot bed on it bead 1 didn't wait any longer I 'it I jnt dropped my boo and niiule a bult'for my cyclono pit There's no mistaking what that funnel meant There was tho big Rest kind of a cyclone on its way, and it was coming straight for mo. 1 was not on speaking terms with tho captain then, but as 1 came near bis house and raw him standing on bia veranda and lashing himself to one of tho posts with n rope, 1 sung out to him to como with mo if ho valued his lifo. Ilo only said, in a mighty cool and condescending way, '1 don't remember asking you for any advice, my man That made mo no mad that 1 didn't waste any nioro tinio or breath on him, but lifted tho cover oil my pit, jumped into It with out stopping to nso tho ladder and pulled tho cover on again. "Uy this time tho cyclono was nink ins itself heard First thero was a low rumbling sort of sound, like n railroad train makes win n it is a good way off It grew louder and louder till it got to bo a kind of shrieking roar, like a hun dred big church organs mixed up with a dozen or two steam whistles. It was as black as night in that pit. except when tho lightning fhHied, for thero is always uioro or less lightning playing around the funnel of a cyclone, it beemi as if no uxpenso was spared in making a cyclone aa various and enter tiiining as possible .hint when the roar ing was at its loudest thero canto an awful crash that made tho oarth shake and then the sound began to weaken, and in a few minutes it huddled away and the place was as st.i'1 as a man's In use when he conies back to it from bis wife's funeral " 'So far. so good 1 gays I to myself 'Now I'll clamber out and t-co if there is anything left of my house and the mules and the Norwegun Hut when 1 tried to lift up the cover of the pit I could stir it only a few inches, and that didii t let in any light 1 cnnldu t nn derstniid nat this meant but being a Hinokir ot course 1 had my mutches with me So I struck a light and in Vfstigated 1 fonud that there was a hi it ol In .nil Huoring above the covei o! the pit v, inch prevented me from lilting it and t'lisequently I knew that tin- cu'loiie I,, id diopped something just over my h"inl "Luckily there waFn crowbar among the tools ft, Hiding in the corner of the pit. and I ..iinud it npand got to vvoti its well as 1 could m tbndark It didu i tuke me very long to burst a bole m the flooring that I - oke of and after I bad made ,.n o;,enr.)g and let in the light I kaw tlint tin re was a house on top of me I -i t to work again with the crowbar, rnd j ntl) I was able to climb om. ai.d I'i ..in' myself in a small bedioom 1 didu t stop to eMimilie it but opened 'he tii -t dour 1 came to. and tbeie 1 w.u in Captain Mai tin s loom face to face with the old iniiu The tur in ture was all upset, and the sides of the house were hlanting one, way and iiii'itlier. but tin re was no mistaking that it was a house, and that Captain Martin va there looking none the worse for having been through a cy clone " 'So you'vo bern and broke into my house tvi'.li a ctowbar, have ynnf he ask d. 1' -lui'M yon don't know my man. that you v-j committed burglary and 1 can lme you arrested for it " 'I'eriups you don't know that von re trps,.ssing on my land, sain 1 1 hcvir g;.v- juii no permission to put '.as: Il..lf 7" -V "J dnn't rcmcmlicr asking you for any atlvtcc, my hum " no shanty on my land, und if yon don't take it off mighty sudden (hero's a prospect that tburu'll bo more or loss bhooting " 'Yon don't know much about law, says the captain. '1 never put my hoiisu on your land It was duno by what tho underwriters call "act of Uod or public enemies. and if you was a sailor, you d know that nobody can bo held n sponsible for micli occur i uncus. "dust then bo saw me looking out of tho window toward where my hotiKe had been and be said 'The last 1 saw of your house she u is ncuddltig before the wind and beading about sou eaht or mebhe a little east ot that Shu was making as 1 should jmige about 30 knots an hour It'll take you consider ntilo time to overhaul her. und yon'd better give cbaso at onco. ' " '1 ain't anxious for to stay in your home, pays I, 'and I'll leave it this tninnto It's my duty to warn you that if you sot foot on my land there'll be trouble Aa for the matter of your squatting with your houso on land that don t belong to you, I'll sea a lawyer this very day, and I calculate you'll with you hadn't done it. "With that 1 made bim a how and left him llo came out on tho veranda and said 'If you're looking for tlitiui mules and that thero Finn cf yours, you'll be wasting your tinio I mw u collide of mules about 60 feet in tho air. and when they do coma down th'y won't bo of any lurther nso, con sidered as mules. "My houso and everything elso be longing to mo was clean gone, lint 1 wus that mad at tho captain Unit I did not care a straw about it I walked straight to Lucullus, which the cyclono hadn't touched, and I hunted npKquiro (ilhhs and laid tho case before him Ho said that he couldn't see as Captain Martin could beheld liable for trespass ing so long as be staid in his bouse and didti t step outside on to my bind You cun t set bis houso alo or any thing of that kind, b.iid be, 'without rv 'W . 4 the tro , i le V'l , M r jJVZZ:2.. ! way. for if ; W'Fjl -1 if you .st(,v .,'' fynv f i'sri t Pick you , ZSMT' , V, Smn petting into trouble. No more can you piiivo it while ho is in it for that would be an ii'-sault on him Hut I dun t veo anything to binder yon from Retting n team of oxen and some rollers handy add the first time he comes up to Lit cttllns to buy groceries you can movo his honso back on to his own land und he can't find any fatilt with yon "Squire Olbbs was a first class law yer, and 1 knew I'd be a fool If I didn't follow his adivco after paying $."" for it Ho 1 hired a tent that I could sleep In till such time as I could run np nnother house, nnd 1 laid in provisions and a yoke of oxen and soino rollers, not for getting a small hydraulic jack. When I got hack to my farm, I pitched the tent right in front of Martin's shanty, so that I could keep n good watch on him, nnd I went to work with the help of a couple of men from Lucullus to build mo another houso Yon see, tho full force of tho cyclone had passed over just where my house had stood, whilo only tho outer edgoof it had struck tho captain's premises. That accounts for the fact that my houso had been carried clean uway. while bis bad only been picked up and carried a few rods. As for tho mules and tho Norwegian they were scattered all over Minnesota It was said that tome of the Norwegian was picked up about UO miles from here, but it wasn't ever satisfactorily identified. "Captain Martin's bouse happened to bo planted In such a way that one corner of it projected a few inches on to the highroad, aud ho was able to get out of a window and into the road without coming o1i to my property However he didn't feel easy to leave the houo alone, for fear that I might meddle with it. so he staid at home for the bu.it part of a week when his pro visions or his whisky or some other necesMiry run hhoit. and he had to wall; over to Lucullus to lay in u fresh stock This was what I had been wait ing Cor. though I never hinted it to him He used to come out on bis vo ratida and remark in a general way without addressing himself (o me or any one else that be was mightily pleased with his new location and wonldn t change it for any other build ing lot in the whole slato 1 never said anything to him. except to remark, ul so in a general ort of way that if any rascally old sailor should set foot on my hind he would have a hole bored through bim so quick that ho would uevor'know what hurt linn Neither of us felt that it would be judicious to quarrel, yon understand, and so wo eoi.llued ourselves to remarks that neither of ns was obliged to tuko uny notice ul' "1 waited about nn hour after tho captain had go no. thinking that ho might turn back in hopes of catching me in the act of meddling with his house At the end of an hour I felt safe enough, for it waa certain that bo must' have gone on lo Lucullus and that be couldn t get back before dark bo 1 called the men that were working on my house and "we jacked Martin's bhnnty up witli the hydraulic jack and had her on rollers in next to no time. Then I hitched tho oxen to her with a double ox chain and -tarted her toward the mad In the course of mi hour 1 had her planted square across the mid 1 die of the road. .o that nobody could possibly get by her and I had my fence j put up again and the g.oiind smoothed I out where it had been cut up by tho rollers, and then I sat down and waited ; lor the captain to return I "It was 10 o'clock, and tho night was 1 pitch dark, when 1 heaid Martin com ing along the road aud singing 1 knew from his' style of singing that bo had lilled himself up with wliiky. and I calculated that be would be consider ably surprised when he found out what had happened lie never saw tho houe till he had walked bang nil ugaiu-t it with considerable of a crash Presently bo says to huu.-ell 'Here s a hoiisi) an chored righi in tho fairway and with no riding right displayed' Thishjer s a pretty state of things Then he hails tho houso in bis loudest voice and wants to know how she is. and where alio in from, and where she is hound to. and what sort of an everlasting fool her captain might call hiinsell Not gee ting any answer, be swore he would climb aboard ami wake tho anchor watch with a belaying pin Hut utter tumbling around for some time and hammering on tho door and smashing a fow panes of glass a new idea struck j him 'Thihliyer's a derelict That's i what it is. said he 'I'll just stand by j her till daylight and see if a salvage ' jut) can t be luado out ot it That waa tho last that 1 board of Captain Martin that night lie lay down in the road close alongside of the house and was asleep and snoring the snore ol the just in kss than u minute Then I went to bed myself, considering that there wouldn't be any moro performances that night "The captain woke up beforo I did the nuxt day, and when I came ont of the tent he was nowhere to ho Been, having unlocked his door and gono into bis house. About noon ho camo out on the veranda, looking pretty savage, aud I remarked to one of my men that no body but a born fool would put his house in tho middle of tho public road, tor he would bo certain to bo lined for obstructing tho road Martin didn't nay anything, which sort of riled mo, b I said to the man who was nearest to inn that I wanted him to go straight np to Lucullus and tell the i-heriff with my compliments Unit Captain Martin's houso was standing directly across the road, so that I couldn't get by it with tho oxen, and that it was tho sheriffs duty to see that tho road was kept clear Tho man naturally did ns bo was told, and in the coursu of the day thu sheriff rode down and investigated things aud ordered Martin to tako his house out of tho road. " 'I didn't put it in tho road, paid the captain, 'and thero ain't no possi ble way of taking it ont of the road without putting it on the property of that theru individual standing along side of yon " 'Heaving enss words at ono of onr leading citizens, says the elicnf!. I 'won't help yon I'll givo you two flays to take your house out of tho way. and if at the cud of that limn 1 llud it still in thu road I'll mako kindling wcod of it and arrest yon into the bargain Von , hear mo I "The captain heard him woll enongh ! and know that bo meant business I However ho didn't condescend to make any answer, and I could seo that lie was determined to let bis houso stand whero it was. Tho truth is ho couldn't do anything elso He enuldn't haul it buck ou to my land without committing a trespass, nnd ho couldn't haul tt on to his own land without first getting it across tho river, which was moro than ho or nny otlmr man could do. My own idoa is that If it hadn't been for tho cloudburst that happened the next afternoon Captain Martin would havo waited for tho sheriff with a shotgun, and the phrritl, being ono of the brightest minds In our section of country, would havo had his revolv cr ready, and beforo tho work of de molishing th? houso could begin thero would havo been ono or two corpses ready for the coroner "Yon don't know what n cloudburst ! iaH Well, that is ustoiiishingl A cloud , burst is what wo call a sort of Noah's i Hood without any ark. You sec, some big cloud that holds perhaps- a million tons of water suddenly goes to pieces,' and the water all conies down at once, thosanioas it does at Niagara fulls. There's the same difference between un ordinary rain aud a cloudburst that there is between sprinkling a cubbago with a watering pot and dumping a whole washtub full of water over it Thisliyer clondbnist that I'm speaking of took place !10 or -10 miles abovu hero, and tho whole lot of water ran into the I'oniponoosuc liver and swelled It Into a raging torrent that swept everything beforo it I heard it com ing just before it reached hie. and I went for that bill yonder as fast as I could run and just managed to reach it in time liidore 1 htarted I baihd tho captain nnd told him lo run while bo could, lint lie pretended not to hear me and remarked, as if he was speak ing to the universe aud all the rest of mankind, that the curse of thishver country was the confounded impel ti nence of tho lower classes He was one of those men that nobody can help ex cept with a club, he was that avorhn-t ingly obstinate and conceited "Martin saw what was going to hap pen as well as I did aud just beforo the Hood struck Ins house I saw him trying to rig np a surt of steering oar by lash ing it i 1,1 n I; to one of the vim inula p,,ila Then the Hood, which came down like a wall six feet high hurst on the houu ami away it whirled The captain s peering oar wasn t of the least eso and before he went nut of sight he dropped it and sat down on the railing of Iih veranda with an aim around tl;" post and his pipe m his mouth as com fortabU' as you please I watched him for the best part ol a mile and I could nut see but what the bou-e was doing very well aud that the chances were that it would bring up in some safe lo cality before reaching the Muskingum 1 falls which are 17 miles lrom hero 'Anyway 1 says to myself "here s an ' end of tiiNpiissing on my property and blocking up the public road and an end of a mighty disagieeahlo neighbor The sherill when he came the next day aud tumid that there wash t any work "I'll giro yon tun days to qrt your house out ol Die iiui." for him to do. said pretty mnch the tame thing "What became of Captain Martin? Well, his house lloated ai-hbro down nigh on to 1? miles from here, and the captain never so much as got his feet wet When the water went down, it left the house on the most valuable cor ner lot In West Antioch. just whero the people hud calculated to put up a new opera house Of course the owner of the lot made trouble for Martin, and Mar tin made trouble for bim There were no less than 15 separate lawsuits going on at the same time between them, and the prospect was that they would both dio of old age befote the courts would find out who was in tho ryht Captain Martin madu an arrangement with a grocer in the town to heavo in all his biipplies through a window aud he loopholtd the walls of his house and made it shotproof and swore that bo would uever leave it alive He never did, tor ono day ho got so particularly mad that he had n stroke and when thu coroner broke into the houso a fow days later he tound Martin lying on the Hcor dead. "Yes, bir. what witli cyclones and cloudbursts and prnirie fires aud blir. zards. aud such like, northern .Miiinu botit is a middling lively dace How ever, wo folks that live here never al lows ourselves to worry over what may happen tomorrow, and then again may not happen for the next 'JO years lie bides, it would tako a first class cyoltmo or a tremendous big tlood to movu a house that is built as solid as this hotel is. so yon iieedn L be afraid that you 11 find you I self sailing through thu air or iluatiug down the Foiupunoosuc that ii, so long us you pays your board reg ular, as 1 am free to say you always has done, und 1 piesumu you always will do.' Charleston Unimex, Tho architecture of Charleston Is unique. The houses all look alike, and unlike those of any other cit) that I have seen. The distinguishing pecul iarity Is the great two story southerly porches. Thu breeze comes lrom a southwesterly direction, and every house Is built with about one-third ot its lloor space outdoors lu the shape of great two story piazzas, facing the south, aud occasionally the west. The front duor.ol each residence opens' Into this porch, or piazza. This was the old stylo of the i-lty . and such new houses us can occasionally be discovered usu ally retain faithfully the sauii' system There are un blocks, iccpt lu the busl ues streets, and about each of these i VvX V( 1 Jj fefcJK 1 lisp I far Knights of Old Made friends of their swords. Thoy were taught to use them. The dash ing hero of Theodore Roberts' fas cinating story The House of Ssstens was n past master with the sword. It helped him out of many exciting; Munitions and aided him materially in winning the love of a titled lady. '1 his is a thoroughly wholesome tale of love and adventure, the serial rights of which we have purchased. It will be printed in this paper and vc feel sure that our readura v.'l enjoy it. LOOK FOR THE FIRST CHAPTERS detached houses there Is a little garden and some tine old trees. The sidewalks are rough, and ou the residence streets are ver.i sandy And there Is very lit tle paint withal going to waste lu Charleston. Charleston (S. C. Letter. IV. Ill I'or Ills Cui-lo. An offertory bag lu an lSnglish rural church was recently found to contain a very rare specimen of a seventeenth century token made of copper which bad apparently been dropped luto the receptacle In mistake for u farthing. 'I he curio was valued by a local dealer nt 11 shillings. A description of tho article und the clrcuiustaiices under which It was found were atllxed to the church porch, but the donor seemed ashamed to turn up nnd explain mat ters. A few days afterward the cler gyman received a typewritten letter lrom an address a long distance from the church stating that if the token were sent to "X. Y. Z" care of the householder, a remittance of half a sovereign would b1 received in ex change. It was duly sent lu a register ed letter, and a postal order for 10 shil lings arrived lu return. 31 nm .liny He GrmvliiK. While many astronomers regard tho planet .Mars as a "dying world," oth ers, notably the Abbe Moreux and Colonel du Llgandes, consider It as a young aud yrowing planet. Morons explains th? doubling of the "canals" by au optical effect, aud the other holds that Mars was formed after the earth and Jupiter. Owing to Its dis tance from the sun aud Its light at mosphere. Mars ought to be an Icy desert, but observation shows that It is not, and hence he concludes that the body of the planet Is still warm. The "canals," he thinks, are cracks pro duced by contractions of tho crust. The white polos of Mars are formed not by snow, but hailstones. Mars, in short, Is, according to bim, like the earth when she was in the primary era. The Growth of Love, What Is love, mused 1, at the nrsx but a mere fancy' There Is a prettl ness that your soul cleaves to, as your eye to a pleasant llower or your ear to a soft melody. Presently admiration comes In as a sort of balance wheel for the eccentric revolutions of your lancy, and your admiration is touched otf with such neat quality as respect. Too much of tills. Indeed, they say, deadens the fancy and so retards the action of the heart machinery. Uut with a proper modicum to servo ns a stock devotion is grafted In, and tbeu, by an agreeable and contused miu gliug, all these qualities and affections of thu soul become transferred Into that vital feeling called love. Donald L Mitchell lu "Reveries of a bach elor." Tlir llnllilny lliihlt. Within thu memory of men by no means aged Christmas and Fourth of July were the only two days In the year o i whinh there was anything liku a universal abstention from work, liven Thanksgiving day found many men at their desks or shops, and on the lesser holidays the streets wore an al most everyday appearance. The rule now Is when there Is a holiday to take It. Men have discovered a positive eco nomic advantage In occasional "days ott'."-Clilcago News. OOOIJ CO.MH OfT. "Mow did the family come our tn '.ho III. ittcr or settling the estate?" was asked ol ono nf the brother. "Might have been worse, but wo film ty si'iictsleil In elfectlng il coniproinls,. wi ll our lawyer by which he ngned lo let us b.ivc half," Detroit free I'ress. IIHSHNTKD. Slnitlfil Mniwowlfo Out away nun nro you hi morrow. Dismal Dawson I ain't no scaiecrow. I Just trailed clothes with oin; that's all. Indianapolis Journal. It tnkrn but a intnuto lo nverconio tick ling In the throat mid to stop a cough by tho use of One Mlnuto Cough Cure. This Kincdy quickly cures all foiius of throat ind lm,g lioi'.bhvj ll.-.inilei.s and pleasant to lake. It pi'evi'iits consumption. A fu ninii" specific for h'rlppo and Its after ef fects. J V. O'Hulllvan, Medical Hull; w. p. Hull, i'rysinl I'hiumacy, V It. Pinker, city Drug Store. K. (!otsclIi, llcllro.o 1 barium, 11, It, Oiunilab, Inooskl. BAIULLOX'S jMAJJY. "What did you gel for It?" The question was Hiked by Dodd nf his friend 'I'rawley, on noticing that Traw ley's overcoat was missing. "Only St!. M). Lazarus said It wni nn old, old friend, or he shouldn't have given oven that. You needn't hold out your paw, Doddy, You are not going to get 1 cent of It. IInen't you heard that poor old Hnrlllon's baby died this morning!'" ''Welly" interrogated Dodd, relaxing bis grip on the ink bottle. "Well, do you think that we ought to allow the city to get hold of that, llttlo sorap of hunuinltyf No, my boy, the Har llloii baby was the ucst of American art, and American art ii going to bury tho llarlllon baby." 'For $i.iii)'" Interposed Trawley. "Yon nieiiti well, Lutterworth, but the thing's absurd." "Look here," said Lutterworth, push ing soma brinks olf his bid nnd sitting down In their place. " I never fancied wo i could do thu whole thing for Jtf.fiO. Uut a collection" "Collection nothing!" Dodd exclaimed with emphasis. "There Is not enough money to buy a sparrow lu the entire set tlement. Do you think I should be tolling here If wealth could bo picked up for tho asking?" Olici) moro thrrn was silence In tho painting shop. Dodd was laboring fruit lessly, as It wined, tn produce a foirgy ef fect with a piece of smudgy India rubber. Truwley succeeded In lliidlngn match anil lighted a raking I'ittshurg stogy. Tho smoke win to 111 tit as Delphlii vapors were to the priestess perilled on her tripod. "Inspiration I" he cried. "Let us make. n collln our.'elves. Whero aro thoso car penter tools of yours, Doddy!'" Dodd almost burled the black and white into a corner. Lutterworth allowed the money to s'nk back Into bis pocket, lloth weie on their feet in an Instant. "You'll llnd the tools In the cloct," said Dodd. "That window seat will do for a collln. won't lIV" "Yes, and the white hnnglngs to lino it With." ejaculated Lutterworth, tearing down a gorgeous satin mantle, tho pride of Dndd's collection, as ho spoke. Traw ley fished out the carpenter's tools', Dodd found some brass headed nails, und to work with n will went this trio of ama teur lindeitakers. ."-lowly the window seat, which bad onro been a macaroni box, found itself meta morphosed for the third time on tills De cision into a really respectable lcoking rotlin. A paint pot borrowed from tho janitor lent color to the exterior; the in terior was richly lined with Dndd's wbito satin hangings. The brass headed nails, set nearly arow, kept tho satin in place, and Dodd painted ou the lid the inscrip tion, "Ltienne-Aloys Itarlllion, aged 10 months. " As they put tho finishing touches to their work thero camo n knock on tho door, and, without being bidden to enter, old I'liiiiuagan, laiidKiid in ordinary to all that, dwelt beneath that roof, heaved his corpulent frame into the painting shop. "tllntlemeii," wheeid Mr. Flannagan, "I've come afther tho rlnt. " "One moment, Flannngnn; ono mo ment." said Lutterworth. "Wo'ro just llnl-hllig this collln." Mr. I'Tinnngitn's jaw dropped, for tho Jord "collln" reminded him of how grasp ing landlords were snld to havo been treat ed in bis native Ireland. 'l'iiilshin a collin!" bo repeated. 1 Dodd laughed. "Don't worry, Flannagan," bo said; "it's not for you." And then as they lifted the box from the midst of chips and shavings and set it pioudly on tho drawing table they ex plained to Mr. I'lannagan its real purpose. The burly landlord regnrded them cue- tlously lor awhile, as though dreading Mime jest, but presently bis features re laxed into n grim smile. "Sure, an I suppose ye'vn been so busy," he said, "that ye didn't havo time to got the rint ready?" "Tho reii' must wait," said Dodd. "It giuerally does, bedad," retorted I'lannagan. "Well, I won't bother ye now, boys, as 1 m-c ye'ru just settln up in n new hustiies-i. (,'ood niornin to ye, an good luck to the unilhertakiu bu-ine.-s. " "Cold hearted old pig'" growled Dodd ns the door banged hi bind his landlord, 'llnd to make a joke of it, of course. Somo people seem to have no feelings." "Oh, these coar-n natures, you know!" said Truwley. "What can you expect from an ex-contractor, whom late has made tho landlord of a studio building? Hut, I say, we have a lot to do yet. Tho cotlln, lino as it I", won't, save U.irillon's baby from the city. Wo must dlcover some menus of raising money." "I have $2.f0" Lutterworth was be ginning when the door opened onco more, this time to admit tho janitor, lie had a bandsomo bundle of white roses in ono bund and in the other a penciled note, which ho presented to Dodd. "From Mr. Flauniigan," lie said. Dodd opened tho note and read It nlnnd nt first with some Impatience, but with growing wonder as ho proceeded. 31 r. rinnmiKnn pri'sentH liisenniiilimcnt", but V." Ill you kindly iit-eept thi--e roses to put en that collin of yours? I supjio-e the Trem-li art iht cannot uflnrtl a plot 111 the cemetery. Well, eir, I own n bin uni'. and there's only myself mill my wife. We'll feel nilnht.v plea'ctl if the French uitist will hike n little slice of tlm Fl.iminpiu urounil. Jlr. FlanniiKiin aKu pre sents his compliments .mil .-ays tlint if ynu like I will semi my earriaue nrmiiid to that French artist's, us maybe he ran t hire a bear-e. I :il-u -end a little mi ney, with Mr. F lannatam's complhutnts, to defray i xr n-es. J. .1. Fi.asn.ui x. P. H. That collin is n dandy, and I don't llko tn si e it ro to wa-te. Dodd looked penitently nt Lutterworth. "I tnko It all back about the coarse nn turcs," exclaimed 'i'rawley. "That land loid ol yours is a trump. What good news inr poor liarillon!" "Ono touch of nature," said Dodd, tak ing up the black and white from the cor ner. ''Ulcus mo, that misty effect seems il'lite successful now or is it my eyes?" Herald Iiri'iinaii in Kastcrn Criterion. lli-r (lelille Mint. There is n bright little 1 1 year-old girl nj prentice in a millinery establishment in tills town who will probably get along all rli.'ht after she "gets out of her time." Millinery apprentice girls do not get any pi,y until they have worked for six months. This little girl had been employed foronly three months last week. Lately sho hail hi.cn in the habit of coming late to tho tvorkioom half an hour or to after tho trrivnl of the other girls. "Honey," said the proprietress of tlio jstnbllslnneut to thu tardy apprentice girl ivljon she came late the other morning, "why are you late again?" 'Well, ma'am, 1 hao n long walk, you know." "Well, why do you not tnko tho car?" "liccnuse, ma'am, I can't very well af ford it on tho mlary you pay mo." Wash ington l'ost. CSOOD TI.MD3 I'OIt THU CVU. "I'm In favor of trusts, und I hopo Ihey may win," Paid the poor little mucli-abiKO l pop; 'For tho ono that's controlling tho output of tin . Keep tho price of tin-cans nwny up." Catholic Standard and Times, , Pitonitrss. Mis. Stlnibon, the wife of tho tiaroir. Is goliifr lu for literature." "Is tlint so?" ' "Vcs. Hhe had a story Ir, one of tho magazines last month, nnd now refers lo efers lo , 'a .llp- lu r bust uud's plac, of bo.siiK's as jplf g buii. ul.' " li.Nchuiijju, SUPERSTITIONS. Tlirj- HoBiPthtiCH Cnimp One n I,nt of 'I'i oillile. "These homely old superstitions wo havo all heard since childhood lire verv mjsterious things," i-nid the recording secretary of the New Orleans Atianlns chili. "Tako the one, for Instance, about finding plus. Last week n friend of mine who Is rather pertly saw a pin lying on the sidewalk. Ui didn't want to pick It up, but was afraid to pas4 it for fenr of bad luck, so hu stooped over slowly ami painfully. "As ho did so ho burst a pair of $2' silk suspenders ntul rlnned n Diilr of $!( i trousers. At the same time his $(1 gold j c.vchIhsm's fell off nail smashed all t" 1 pieces, but lie got the pin and raised up ! suddenly, being mud, Just In lime to bring the back of his head in contact with a piece of scantling which n carpenter wns I carrying aloug the pavement. "The concussion rained a bump ns big ' ns n goose egg nail knocked off Ids new white nlpine lint, which rolled into the gutter nnd was ruined. Nevertheless h I still linns on to the pin and stuck It under ' thu Inpfl of his cont. In Inking oft the garment at his office lie scratched hini , self on the buck of the hand with the point, and u couple of days later inllam- inntionV't in, I "Vnu see the confounded nln was brnss and probably covered with germs. Any how, bis iinud swelled up until it looked . like a li.nn, nnd lie hasn't been able to use It yet. As he happens tn bo a hook keeper, the thins has nlready knocked hint out of u week's work mid niny lose him his Job. The worst of it Is, he doesn't darn to throw nwny the pin for fear of li.i vlntr hnd luck. These old superstitions nre certainly very curious very curious I indeed." New Orleans Times-Democrat. 11 x t mo nil li n r j- Ili-scnililnncp. It was the mornunt after their arrival nt the seashore, and she had her little boy with her on the porch of the hotel. "What a dear little fellow!" exclaimed tho new acquaintance, who wanted to make herself agreeable. "So like his fu ther too." "Do you think so?" asked the proud mother. "Oh, yes, indeed!" was the reply. "1 noticed the resemblance in a minute." "You've met his fattier, then?" said the proud mother Inquiringly. "I saw your husband when you all nr rived last night." "This is ray second husband," returned the proud mother somewhat coldly. "My little boy's father is dead." And the new acquaintance Faid "Oh!" She would have liked to say something else, but she couldn't think of anything appropriate to the occa&ion. Chicago 1'Obt. Dumritlo Science. The neighbors were naturally Interest ed in the scientific parent. "Why," they asked this person one day, "do you always advc your bon chlo roform when you aduiinistor corporal punishment to him?" First, of course, the scientific parent laughed heartily at their ignorance and simplicity. This done, he said: "I wish to bring him up nut to know when he is licked." As tho hoy, so the man; wc all know that. Detroit Journal. A Clft tn Devrer- An old Georgia lady who enjoys knit ting socks for the soldiers, in sending a pair to Admiral Dewey, wrote: "I want you to accept these socks with my love an compliments. If I could only afford it I'd send a pair o' shoes along witli 'em. But take the will for the deed, nn may the Lord bless you!" Atlanta Constitution. DltrriilnnN of the City floom, Iteporter The name of that man on the west side who was struck by light ning is Ilrzinslntowskiwicz. Assistant City Kditor What was his muni; before lit was struck by llghtuins? Chicago Tribune. HrnilliiK Him Off. First Man Why did you ask Illibbs just now to lend you Tt shillings? You had plenty of money this morniuc Second Man I have plenty now, but 1 knew Illilibs was going to ask me for some. Tlt-I!its. HeRllilllnif to flet Ileailys "Cousin Lucinda wants to go down town and see n man about taking her trunk to the stntion." "When is she going home?" "A week from next Wednesday." Chi cago Itecord, Indelibly Impr Inleil. "I shall never forcet that lady lecturer. She made a profound impression ou me." "I?y her intellect?" "No; she wore a baby blue sash pinned crooked at the back." Chicago Kecoid. ftenoRtliinn of a llachelor. ff girl haliies always staid babies, wo men would tell the truth about their ace. Money is the root of evil, but poverty is the trunk, branch, stem, leaf nnd ev erything else of it. New York 1'ress. Ah, to He. nrt! ("Jabber You ouclit to meet Dyer. Aw fully clever imitator. He can take off anybody. Miss Duncan (wearily) I wish he were here now. Brooklyn Life. i j i "Why, why, do you turn your away from me, dearest?" "Onions, love." A Hint to Tj iieivrltet-K. "Pinkie Miller has n good scheme," "What is it?" "She entries her luncheon to tho office done up iu a candy box." Chicago Uec ord. AT Tf 111 WUDIHNO. Mr. Crlmsouback Any novel features ut the wedding this afternoon? Mrs. t'rlinsinibcak Yes; tho brldo woro no glovfcs. "Well, it Is rather unusual for a bride to show her baud so early In tho Bitni"!" Yoiiliors Statesman, "Neglected colds mako fat graveyards." Dr. Wood's Norway Pino Syrup helpx im n und women to a happy, vigorous old ago. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure "Digests what you cat.' A Fall Kiplnnatlo.il, BKHIXI) TJIE KCJfiMflS. Out, in front tho audience win stamplna and clapping nnd cheering Itself hoarse She hnd disliked them before, but now she hated them with a fierce and burning hatred that was growing almost beyond her power to bide, for though she had lived In America for ten years she was in true a Spaniard at heart as nil lu r ui -tors had been and would have yielded p her fresh young lifo to help her country or destroy that country's enemies. The cheering sank n moment niny ha Ihey wore rundy to go on with the play, nnd she started to her feel, when suddenl a wave of sound came sweeping hack th..i , neni ly dcnfnmd her the strains of "'l"h .Star Spangled Iliinner," ringing out loud and strong and true from hundreds ni , stanch American hearts thai thrilled with l Joy and pride and tenderness ns they sang. Little .Inmilta trembled as she heard It, nnd, flinging hrrlhln brown hands wildly ( ocr her ears in a vain attempt to shut out, the sound, tos-ed her In ad In m ru .h , she muttered, "That is only noise--tin y nto cry good nt noise, hut m count y people, thny can fight, they" Hut tlm words died on her lips and suddenly In r ryes strained whin with horror, for, creep. Ing, creeping toward her along a piece of drapery under which sho snt win n line of dainty, dancing red, that grew ami bright ened ns she looked. "It Is fire," sho murmured, ''fire, nnd I they will all ho burned. Oh, I am so glad, glad, glad! Sen, It will run along the curtain, growing, growing nil thu time, till It can reach that, hunting theru and then it vill bo big, and all In front can see It, nnd they will shout ngaln, lvil oh, it will bo very different from that I shouting now! They will seo It leaping; I to them down tho great long strings ot bunting, nnd they will shriek and screnni and run, and those who nro not trampled j will lie burned, nnd the flro will d.mr I and It will lie my turn to taunt and cheer, ! for the death that conios to them will comu straight across their lings. Oh, God, bus I it is glorious!" Andshoclnppod her hand ! together as sho watched tho llttlo flames grow bigger. Outsldo tho cheering hnd begun ngninj nnd suddenly nbovo the deeper roar echoed the halt hysterical cry ot a little child. As she heard It the girl's face grew quickly pale she bad forgotten tho chil dren. Sho could seo mon die yes, and women, too and rejoice in their suffer ing, bur tho children I Months before t little (jhlld hnd como Into her lifo that brought her only sorrow and dlsgmca. Sa her neighbors said, but she thought other wise, and for Its sake loved all tho bablej In the land. Shu could not soo a baby die. Suddenly tho cheering stopped again, and "America" came rolling out. 18 seemed to .Ttinnlta's stratned senses thatl hundreds of childron wcro singing, too; that sho could hear their voices, and soma wero like tho voices of her sister and her child. Witli a cry she wheeled about and faced tho flaming curtain. How terribly tho firo had gruwn 1 Uut sho must light it now, and it at lcnbt should seo that Span ish folk could conquer. With ono leap sho was on tho highest boxes, scrambling, catching at the slipping boards, reaching out to grasp the curtain and pull it from its fastening. Uut sho was not tnll enough, nnd her bravo heart sank. Tho flnmo was barely a foot from tho end of tho buntingnow, nnd should tlint once.cntch flro it would bo bo yond her power to stop tho panic. She must I She would, and as the chil dren's voicos rang on along the grand old tune she crouched low ou her uncurtain perch, gathered all her strength tntej ouu Inst effort and sprang straight up Into hn little sheet of flame. Sho could fiocl bur fingers on thu burning cloth nnd bravely caught and held it, whilu below the boxai fell with a rattling crash. Uut llttlo sho cared for that, for sho could feci tho curtain giving with her weight, and In a moment moro she, ton. bad fallen, grasping at tho burning edgo-i as she fell, smothering them in her arms, rolling upon them, clapping the sparks tc death between bcr slender hands, just in tho stage manager, tho property man and ' the fireman, followed by tho wholo won dering, gaping company, came rushing back to seo what the noiso had meant. I One or two of the women began to shriek as they caught sight of tho bits of glow ing edges that wcro left on tho wall and lloor, but the men jumped at thnm, almost) I fcjirottllng their voices in their throats and two seconds later tho danger was all over, tho Repentant llremnn mourning in the ruins, the company gathered around Juanlta, tho call buy posting for a doctor, ' and tho stugo manager addressing thu an , diunco, explaining the noiso and confu ' slim, assuring them of their safety and telling of the bravo deed that bad saved, j them all tho horrors of a panic. And then tho oheerlug broko out again harder than ever, but this time it was for the girl who had .saved thorn, and for thu first time in her lifo Juanita, tho clinru.-! girl, responded to a curtain call meant ex pressly for herself, her own self and no 1 ouu but herself, Uut how different from the sccno sho bad often Imagined! Ulack and burned nnd bloody, her natty skirt hanging in tatters, her bright bodice torn nnd grimy, her hair disheveled and the "mako un ' j pushed into unsightly streaks and patches un her thin dark face, "This is tho girl," tho anager wnt tnying In his great, iniporta oico, "this Is tho little Spanish girl to whom wo all nwo our lives, " And tho people, looking from tho dark llttlo Spanish face to tho grand old stars and stripes that waved sa proudly over it, were silent for moment, till a husky voico far up in tho dnrkne4 of the gallery shouted, "Three cheers for Spain l" nnd a tumult of shrieks anil cheers and hisses swept over the house, changliiif gradually to cheers alone, ns boutonnlers nnd long stemmed robes cams flying through tho air to fall beforo her .ftct. With n smile she stooped nnd swept them up ino her scarred and smarting arms, ' Thanks," she said so clearly that, they could lieajr her throughout tho hou-e. "It is for mo to thank you, for you havo cheered my country and havo tnught mo to forgive. " And a moment later as sho sank almost fainting Into tho doctor's arms bo hoard her murmuring prayers for forgiveness for sumo great sin and vague ly wondered wlutr It could have boon. Bud Juanlta know. Mary A. Dickcraon in Cleveland l'lnln Dealer. 1IU Usi-fulnena Kntleil. JudgeOn what ground do you npply for a divorce, madam? Mrs. Hlllior Why. Mr. Hlfllcr is entire ly Incapacitated Irts fingers are para lyzed, and ho can't sign checks. Harlem Life. A I.Ht lti-Hnrt. "Oallagher is bound to find n wife." "What lias he done?" "Started achaln letter proposal," Chi cago Hccord. Kopefnl, "How's nil the family?" "liisht peart." "An l-ow'il ycr cap turn cl?" ".lest iniddliti." "An how's the lame niulo n-doiti?'' "Only toll'able." , "Bank much 'inters?" "Hlght smart." "An yer iheumntlm how's hit?" "Well, hit's done left one j'int nn Cropi Into nnother, but ef I ken jest rub hit down Into my left leg I won't keer much, i knze half that leg Is wood," Atlanta, Constitution.