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Publiahalavsey Saturday at Bay Si. Dorns, Uiu. TV- T. Steed nay* it wtU take Civilian* Won 300 years to anisine the Chines* Jyinn, Tyws, Symii and Mjrmn. •Jv'mi Pjrmn, .Tymn Pymu, tld no learning and couldn't spell hymn"; nt be had a hat with a wide, wlds brynm, lied n pair of glasses, for hia eye* were dymu. Had an awful ai-cidest and broke hia lymu; IJM very thin son—called him Tymn. Mud a very thick son—called him Syum, Had n daughter Miriam, and called her Mvmli; Had a little dairy where the milk she'd skymn. Killing np the pans to the rymn, ryinn, rymn. ’’ hen she'd done her dairying her dress she'd trymn, I he better to bedeck her form so alymn. ” bat a happy family, full -of rymn. J.vtuu. Tymn, Sjmn. and slymn Mytna Pymn! —Draco Fraser, In St. Nicholas. .(•any anil Her (tost. T.lttle Jenny Is five years old. She Ims a little goat live mouths'old. It follows Jenny like a playful little dog. It nibbles bread and green lettuces out of her band. Sometimes, In play, It butts Us little bead against Jenny. And then Jenny pretends to tumble down. Bat It Is all fun. The little goat would not hurt her little mis tress. And Jenny would not hurt her little goat. "Kiddy, Kiddy," says Jenny. "Ma it-al" say* the little goat. Then Kiddy pretends to lie cross, and to butt Jenny. And Jenny pretends to tumble down, and to he very angry. So then then l Is a great fuss. Hut It Is all only play, yon know.—Cassell's Utile Folks, I'layllmt In Italy. In Italy they havp very few gamps, but the IIIHp 11 it 11 it ii hoys mid girls ex cel you in one pastlmc-that is model lug. A little Itnllnii Imy will pick up n clump of play In the strop! and undid you a horse, or dog, or cow In no time, mid a more experienced Imy. will at your request, speedily | r since the little blinba (ha by rat retching out her hands. < r the henl Imy blowing his horn In lact. it 1 moot anything you like to ask him for. ’fhi' favorite game both amongst boys and men - seem to he one called “flashing Fingers.‘ Two men or boys place themselves opimslte each other, and nt the same Instant each throws out his right baud, with so tunny tin gera o|*eu. or so many shut or bent up on the paltii. and each of the players, also at the same Instant, cries out the iiiiiiilkt iimde hy adding the numlier of his adversary's open Ungers to his own. If lsth cry right, of course the throw counts for nothing. 'As a hoy gains a (mint by hitting the right numlier. he murks It with a tin gcr of his left hand, which hand Is kept motionless. Five (mints make the game, and when the thumb and four fingers of the left baud are extended, then the lucky owner of that hand cuts a caper, mid cries, "lione— I hare con quered !" The Italian people say that the very licst actors of Italy come from Naples, and the reason they give Is that the people all speak In pantomime, even the children being too lazy to talk, so they make signs to each other Instead. ■low I Hors* Kills ■ Soak*. Few of us have over seen a horse kill a snake, but Mrs. roster describes tile performance In her story of "The Kid" in St. Nicholas: As they were pushing out of a Jungle on foot one day, the colonel said: "Samauthy Is a little too attentive. Alf; he shoves himself alongside of me, and when I remonstrate he backs a little, but keeps so close he almost treads on my heels." “Well, father, 1 suppose he thinks nothing cun go on without him. lie’s lieen In everything I ever did yet." As they came to a narrow deflle. with the branches of the frees festooned with moss and the ground tangled with vines and thick underbrush. Sam anthy forgot Ida manners and crowd ed to the front. There was hardly room for two abreast. The colonel, ta*erlng Into the thicket for birds, heard what he took to be the whirr of pheasant's wings, and he lifted his gun to take aim. The Kid. pressing on. saw with his kt-eu eyes that It was nothing so harmless as the rising of a covey of birds. A huge rattlesnake, overlooked by the colonel In his In tense concentration on the thicket, lay colled directly in front of him, the vi cious month hissing, the eyes gleaming with lire. Alf was In agony. He could not tire, for his father or the pony •would have received the shot, as they were placed. But a more vigilant pair of eyes than even the Kid’s had discovered the rep tile. and with a spring In front of the colonel, and with the nicest exactitude, down came the pony with a buck jump, his hoofs close together on tlie head of the snake, crushing in the deadly fangs, and flattening the skull Into the soft soil! Still there was an ominous rattle of the tall, and the little nag gathered himself again, bowed his supple back, and drove his hoofs Into the mottled skin of the deadly foe of mankind. The I(obln*a I.iinrh rrlj, Mr. Itobln Redbreast was ng> early tliMt morning. "It's going to b:> a bran tlful day." hr thought. "1 hrlirvr I'll give my hmrh party. Kvrr since tli.> Oriole came. I'vr meant to: and hrrr weeks and weeks havr tied. Tlu> summer'll lx- go nr hrforr I know It." So hr hupped aland and tlrw abont to Invite Ida guests. First, hr must se cure thr onr In whoar honor Ihr lunch was to lx*. “.Mr. Baltimore Oriole." hr liegau.— and the oriole, who prided hluiarlf on wearing thr colora of nobility, twlatrd his urek and preened Ida yellow feath ers,—“lt would give me pleaaure to have you lunch with me tbta afternoon at two. I will Invite n couple of select friends to meet you,—Miss Humming bird and Mr. Sparrow,—Just a cosey party of four.” The oriole rather demurred at the sparrow. “I didn’t xuppose that fam ily was very select." he said. “Why. th.y're English." the robin re plied anxiously. "Yes: they're English, but decidedly middle-class. However, we can't keep up all the distinctions in this country,” hr sighed. “May I aak who la your caterer?” Robin Redbreast was much In a flut ter by this time with all these high bred airs, and - hr only caught at the first letters of this strange word. “There won't he any cat there, at bust. I hope not!" ai voice wgf shrttl with (•M '* ' “I *lil 'ca-ter-er.'" the oriole cor rwtcU in his lofty manner. "Perhaps you don't have such persons here: but they are the one* who provide awell lunches, net the tables, take all the tronb|e off you." "Oh!" Mr.itoblu exclaimed, over joyed to tlud himself In the fashion. "Indeed, I have a Ta-ter-er,* as you call It. She’* the dearest little girl In the world; and In her home they call her Hesste, though sometimes I've heard another name that sounded like Dar ing," The oriole was molllfled by this, and accepted the Invitation with a really winning grace. "I’ve forgotten to tell you where the lunch will lie served," said Hoblii, "Do you see the house on the hill? Otlr table will tie that broad Window-ledge where the window Is opened and lace curtain I* swinging behind." Then he flew oft to find the hum ming bird. She said: "I'll be only too pleaseit to come: but you won't mind If I'm a little restless, and flutter about between tbe courses? Asa family, we're rather nervous, you know." Mr. Itoliln politely protested that her nervousness wouldn't npsej them In the least If they might only have her U-autlful presence. The sparrow was simply delighted to lie asked in sueli tine company, lie was used to Itelng snubbed. Itently, the robin had made the sparrow's ac ipmlntance on this same window -ledge, and thought him not sueh a Iwd fel low after all. Bessie, the Darting, bad ■eattered crumbs for the evil am) the good alike. Mr. Hobtn was promptly at baud to receive his guests, and very proud of I lie hutch, us Indeed, lie bud good reason to be. There was bread but lered. a lilt of meat, cake,—two kinds, a raisin, a nhlf-doaen fresh raspber ries. and some sweet liquid that had been lee-creum. "Quite foreign dishes," Hip guest of honor iiiiiilpiiwuN to miy, "anil u plriisingeliniige from our own cnlslne.” Ho liowihl to Miss Iliminihig-hUd. "Your hen I Hi. madam." And logdher Hipy put ilirir hills Into tin' iTPmn, Tin 1 sparrow had limit work not to ln> greedy among no many good Hiliikn. lon by great m'lf -control In* ilii) no dls credit to Ids hoot. Will'll Sell II S' II Cl'lllllll Wll ll'ft fill ]ioliti'in'NN. Hipiv wmn n nioviniipiit nt window riirtuln. Miss Humming-bird whizzed to n Iri'i' iionr by, unit (Ut> orlolp won vlallily (tlNtnrlH'il. “Don't In- alnrnipil." aalil the robin. Joyously. "It In only my caterer. unit nlii> wouldn't hurt n tty." Sine enough, till' I'lirln lll (illtil'll, mid n drnr litl!•* girl siiilh’d through Hip •opening, Tin'll nlh- gently Itild four lit 1111 ih of whltP sugar on Hip birds' til hip. Miss 11 mu mini; bird whs bni'k to her phli'P In u Hush; mid llii'.v till stild, "Slip is n darling. linb'prt!" "Your liini'li Inis lippii a di'i'ldpil sue i'pnn," Mr. HalHuiorp Orlolp dpplnivd. ns tlioy took Ipiivp. which made Mr. Uobln Ucdbri'iiNl very happy. Kill nobody whs happier Hum Iho I'M-tPr-cr. llplpii A. llnwlpy, in Now York Uvniigellst. LOCUST HARV ST IN ARGENTINA. Wrt*rt> Funner* May Inarn m ■ .•••on from Month America. Down In the Argentine Republic, where the merry locust slugs his songs, ii harvester has been contrived to gather In the Insects. There are at least three reasons why Hie device la excellent. It does the work, It Is cheap ami the dead locusts arc con verted Into fertilising material which has a commercial value. A large oblong, covered wooden box. niioii supports leu or twelve feet high, presents a wide aperture In front through w lili h the Insects are to enter. I.cadliig to this Is an Inclined plane (termed trampollnl. wide nt the end resting upon the ground ami gradu ally narrowing toward the upper end, about twelve Inches high, over which It Is Impossible for the young locusts to escape. From these side (drees extend protected on each side by zinc sheets other harriers of the same height and about llio feet long, each of which Is set up edgewise and when In use so secured at such distances apart at the outer extremities ns to afford a wide entrance to the locusts. The swarms of Insect* are driven toward this In closure and readily ascend the trnuipo lln, which Is (minted green (the color of the foliage). Into the box. which Is then dosed until another swarm Is collected and driven In, two men lielug required for this work. The apparatus for destroying the lo custs Is a roller sustaining a cylinder of Iron similar In form lo a coffee mill or roaster. The cylinder Is covered with knives extended obliquely and re volves between high side pieces which almost touch It at their loveer extrem ities ami Is revolved hy a crank. This machine Is attached to the back of the box containing the Imprisoned locusts, which arc allowed to drop Into It. when they are cut to 'pieces. After this the remains of the Insects are dried and sold for fertilizing purposes, there beings constant demand In Kurope for lids material, rich In nitrogen. All easier method of destroying lo custs has been discovered, according to reports which come from Cape Col ony, South Africa. In IROS the locusts in that part of the world appear to have been almost destroyed hy an epl deinle, and Investigations carried on by 11. S. Kraus seemed to prove eon clnsively that the disease was the re sult of feeding upon a fungus growth now known as “locust fungus." and that a few Insects affected with the malady might coiiiuinuieate It to mil lions of others. After repented ex periments In (he Bacteriological Insti tute at (traliniiiatown. Cape Colony, a pure culture Is said to havy been ob tained from the locust fungus and the Insects died that were brought In con tact with It nt the Institute. In IS)T experiments were carried on oil a large scale. Immense swarms of locusts perished after the Infection of several Individuals lo each group. It was also found that the best results were obtained during periods of rain, when the locusts remain longer in one place, and the spread of the In fection was thus facilitated. In dry weather the (light of the Insects is more rapid, and. the sick ones V'elng left behind, there Is less chami* to” the spread of the disease. The Bacterio logical Institute now sends out the culture from the locust fungus with di rections for Its use in tubes, which may Is* conveyed 1000 miles or more. -Chicago Chronicle. Japan has established commercial schools for the training of women, and one of the largest Japanese rail roads announces that after a certain date It will employ only women as clerks. No woman ever falls lu love without a mental reservation. IN THE WOODLANDS. In the forest lawns 1 see IJttle ring plots fem>ed around, Hu that shrub nod sapling free Thrive in sate and happy ground: And I wonder, raunot 1 Keep some little plots apart, Onen to the wind ami sky. For the growth of mind and heart? e-Atlanta Constitution. I XT GRANDMOTHER’S I | DIAMOND. | BY RUBY MAVNF. | "You will have |JWMO upiece, girls, When t die. My diamonds will go to VVtnthrop Mnyne't wife." So saying my grandmother deposited it|H>n the table a good-alsed ebony bos. Inlaid with silver; and fitting In Its lock the little key she always .wore at her watch guard, flashed wide the lid. My grandiuothcr'a diamonds! There they were—great wells of light. petrl- Scil sunbeams. As we beheld them ly ing upon Ihelr white, velvet cushions, jiic blase of splendor, wc girls uttered dimiltsneously screams of wonder and leilght. Tims was kindled the first spark of rivalry that ever glowed between my dster Drusy and me. We bad each a <et of (marls. Hrusy bad a handsome <#t of sapphires, beside, and I of ru bles. Mine were for my name, which was Ruby. But these were as nothing beside grandmother's illiimonils. Wlnthrop Mayne was the prince of he family, grandmother said. He was lire son of a dearly loved half-hrother, mil immensely wealthy. We had not teen him for years—not since we were 'hlldren till the evening of the day in which grandmother made the an nouncement that we were to have I'j.’W.OUO melt at her death, lml that her diamonds were to go to Wlnthrop Mayne's wife, Mrs. Throgmorton, as we were laiight to call grandmother on all cere monious occasions, was In a state of he liveliest glee at the thought of see ng her nephew; and Drusy ami I nov •r made such careful toilets liefore. Drnay was two years older than I, bill and graceful, and fair-faced, like n Illy. She wore a white silk dlnnep- Iress with her sapphires. I was little, ami dark, with black 'yes. and cheeks like pomegranate hearts. I wore cerise satin, and no miaments. Mrs. Throgmorton scolded when she <iiw me; hut Wlnlhrop Mayne, who was with her. declared, ns 1 had de ,'tded, that even a Hower would have (polled the effect, mid said some pretty things about my looks, that I Instinct ively (HTcelvcd displeased grnmlmotb ■r. Drnsy was her favorite. At the llrst opportunity grandmother reproved me sharply for bursting Into the room ns I had, without waiting to he sent for. “But. grandma," 1 pleaded, "I thought Mr. Mayne. was making Ids billet In Ids own rooms, and I wanted foil to see how I looked." At this moment my sister entered the drawing-room, and Mrs. Throg morton's eyes sparkled as she led Drnsy toward her nephew. My heart was a chaos of gratified vanity, of childish anger at the reproof lust administered, of bitter envy of my sister’s queenly loveliness. I retreated, unobserved Into a cor ner, where h high-hacked sofa hid my brilliant plumage, and through the fretwork of the carving watched the three. Wlnthrop Mayne, with his tawny heard. tils magnificent stature, was my Ideal of the ktniily creature long since chosen as my hero. How he was Impressed with my sis ter’s appearance I could not gather from his manner, lint I saw his deep blue eyes send now and then a search ing glance to the farthest corner of the room, and I shrank every time lest that a/.ore lightning should fall on me in my hiding. He must have canght some Uame llke glimpse of my dress, for he rose presently as Drusy was about to ring lor a servant to send for me, and came straight to my lurking-place. "Wlnty, my dear," said Mrs. Throg morton, abruptly, us dinner was an nounced, “you may take out Drnsllla. I have a fancy to see how you two will look together. Kuhy, you must give me your arm." 1 sat upon her left, and my sister and the prime upon her right. There was a large vase of hot-house flowers precisely between Wlnty Muyus's dark bine eyes and mine, and grand mother frowned at me every time I spoke. She was fond of me, too; but I discovered very soon that she had set her heart on making a match between my sister and the prince. "Drnsllla will look well In diamonds.” she would whls|ierto me, significantly; or, "I wouldn’t go Into the library just now, Ruby; yonr sister and Wluty are there.’’ They were always together, and I did not hinder them: on the contrary, I rejected and avoided every possible opportunity of Joining either In their morning rambles or their evening ling ering In the music room or library. Sometimes the prince's dark blue eyes reproached my avoidance, I Im agined, and now and then his lips put the reproach In words; hut 1 only laughed at him. My sister remonstrated with me, too; and I told her crossly, that she need not mind—she had all the IteUer chance of seeing Wlnty Mayne herself—and for ray part, 1 would never marry any man for the sake of twice as fine dia monds as grandmother’s. Drnisllla sighed. "I know something better titan dia monds, If only I might have It,” she said, wearily, and she went out of the room. One warm, moonlit evening. In mid summer, I whs walking In the garden, and as I passed the pavilion I heard void's, one of which I was sure was Drusy’s. As I had left her half an hour before In the music-room with Wlnthrop Mayne. I wondered some. While I hesitated an Instant, her voice reached me In accents stifled with sobs. I did not distinguish what she said, but It was a man’s tones which soothed her. Angrily stopping my ears with my Ungers. I ran away to the house. The piano tinkled as I entered, and, tiptoeing along the hall. I saw Wlnty Mayne before It. Without turning his head, he called to me. I went In doubtfully. “How did yon know I was there?" I asked. “Didn’t yon know I had eyes In the back of my head?" be responded, gravely. "Dome. Sit here and play ibis duet with me.” ■I haven’t time." 1 replied. "Where Is Druallla?” Mrs. Throg morton's rote* said, at UTs moment. "She has retired, I lielleve," an swered Wlnty Mayne, carelessly. "She said she had a headache," "Have you becu here long!" 1 naked. "Half an hour or so.” "I am very sorry.” said grandmother, “hot yon will have to excuse Ruby. 1 couldn't go to sleep at all, If she did not read to me awhile.” As we quitted the room tbe prince's hands came down upon the piano keys with an angry clash, and at the sound 1 felt Mr*. Throgmorton's eyes search tny face, sharply. 1 did not mind, how ever. 1 was wondering whom my sla ter was talking to In tbe pavilion. It was a week after this that grand mother sent for me to her private apartments, She was siting lit rapt exultation, before the open casket In Which she kept her diamonds. Their prismatic flash, as I entered tbe room, almost blinded me. "Take your farewell look. Ruby," she cried gleefully, “Drusllla has won them.” I stood as If petrified. "Where Is she 7” 1 asked. "They areboth In thedrawlug-room," '"Oh. grandma: grandma!" 1 cried, coming forward, “let me take them to her.” “.Nonsense! She will have them soon enough!” “Dear grandmother,” I coaxed. “I want to see how a she will look In Ihero.” Mi*. Throgmorton smiled. "Well, well,’ she said, and she put the precious casket In my hands. I darted away to the drawing-room. 1 had a glimpse of myself In the tall pier-glass as I crossed tbe thlek carpet noiselessly. My eyes shone like stars; my checks were fevered. Not till I was ne'arly beside him did 1 tieredve, In my excitement, that Wlnty Mayne was alone. “Where Is Drusllla?” I exclaimed, setting down the box. "Drusllla lias gone,” said Wlnty gravely. “Done! Where?" I asked, seared hy his tone. "To ls> married to the man of her choice, which 1 never was. Ruby, you and *1 must not let grandmother lie too unforgiving.” “I doin't liellevo yon," I burst forth, beginning to tremble. "II Is true; nevertheless. She was Just here to tell me she was going, and to beg me to Intercede In her favor with Mrs. Throgmorton. She has not more than got beyond the garden-wall by now." I guessed how It was. Mrs. Throg morton. ever on the watch for the suc cess of her hopes regarding these two, had overheard somethliigas shecrossed the hall, which she Interpreted to mesn the fnlllllment of her desire*. "That was the man Drnsy was talk ing to In the pavilion, too,” I said to myself. "What have yon got there?" Wlnty demanded: and then he made me tell him why I bad brought the diamonds, and, In spite of my frightened remon strances. In- pfoeeeded to clasp them upon my neck and arms. Then he led me to the pier-glass, gave me a glimpse of myself lo Its still depths, and whirled me away to the very pres ence of grandmother. Mrs. Throgmorton's Urst anger was terrible. Bnt the prince stood his ground, and she ended by forgiving ns all round, and telling me 1 was wel come to the diamonds. I deserved neither them nor the wife hood they Implied; bop both are mine, and Drnsy is too happy herself to envy me.—Saturday Night. PEARLS OF THOUGHT. Hypocrisy Is the Decennary burden of villainy.—Johnson. Self-ease la pain: thy only rest Is la bor for a worthy end.—Whittier. Whilst we are considering where we are to begin It Is offend no late to act.— Quintilian. , When n man Is wrong nnd won't ad mit It, he always gets angry.—Thomas C. Ilallbnrton. . He that wrestles with us srenghens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our anugonlst Is our helper.—Burke. If we would learn patience, there Is no school but h\ experience that re quire ns to exercise patience.—West minster Teacher. All that we are Is the result of what we have thought. It Is founded on our thoughts; It Is made up of our thoughts, —Ulmmnia-padn. A marvelous vain, fickle nnd unstable subject Is one of whom It Is very hard to form any certain or proportionate Judgment.—Montaigne. One who Is too wise an observer of the business of others like one who Is too curious Is observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for Ids curi osity.—Pope. Begin by denying yourself, nnd by and by you forget yourself. The kind ness which was at first a Just duty be comes a pleasure and a Joy. Self denial becomes glorified Into self forgetful ness.—Brook Herford. The privilege of laboring Is to me more and more precious. 1 would not choose the spot; 1 would not choose the circumstances. To be stole to do some thing Is a prlvelege of whleh Ism al together unworthy.—Mary Lyon. There Is a time In evdry man's edu cation when he arrives nt the couclu slop that tion Is suicide; that he must take him self for better, for worse, ns Ids jior tlon: that though the wide universe Is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him, but through his toll bestowed on that plot of ground which Is given to him to till.—Emerson. An Intelligent Horne, Provost Barterd-y. writing In the London Morning Post >om Germlston, South African Republic, describes a picturesque Incident Hint occurred on the eve of the occupation of that town at the end of May. In the course of an Isolated attempt by a I tody of mounted Infantry to enter the town two troop ers were shot, one fatally, as the men were cantering back to cover. The horse of the other stopped for a while by Its master, then walked over and look a look at the dead man. and then went back to the other, nibbing him with Its nose and pretending to go away without him. Finally, as though realising the wmmded man’s helpless condition. It knelt down beside him, the trooper making several ineffectual attempts to scramble into the saddle. Meantime the enemy had begun to fire on the horse, which scrambled off, while the trooper-a colonial r nianagcd to stagger a few yards at a time, to the shelter of the railway. There, raising himself on his one arm, he waved the other to Ids horse, which cantered hick at the signal to the rest of the troop. It Is Interesting to know that the hoi*, e call lliUi 1). ands iplineu to the display of a sagacity almost u.i great a* that of a collie. THE FCEGAN PIRATES. THEY PLY THEIR TRADE IN THE CRUDEST OF CRAFT. riralloal Wr.rk.ri of Iba RtraiU f Ms '!•■ of Lata Itaaoiurng Mora Uarln* -'lra I* Thalr Moat lutein Weapon— Danger alalia Ontpoat. of Comm area. In the track of multiplying American commerce with the Far Hast— boldness growing wltb the number of the ships that |iass, and holding the doorway from the Atlantic to the l*a clflc—ls a pirate tribe ac treacherous and cruel us the worst of the rovers who sailed the Spanish Main. Worse, Indeed, they are than the Malay ma rauders of Oriental sea*. They find their shield In darkness, yet tire Is their most potent weniKm. Mariners who have shunned the wild waters that moot at Cape Horn and sought u more peaceful twssngc from ocean to ocean through the Straits of Magellan for more than n year have been bringing to Sun Francisco wild tales of savage cutthroats and robbers. More like yarns of the forecastle than narratives of truth they have sounded. l>ark brown men. with mulled hulr. and armed with huge spears and knives: light* that (lifted about In dark coves and on tbe face of the waters like the wlll-o'-lhe-wlsp In the lmg, have leen the visions that vigilant lookonla have reported, Mendlsapjiear lug from decks where they had been set to watch, and with them all that could attract a savage 'eye, hove been phenomena of peaceful nights In the still waters under the shadow of the mountains that line the Straits. Mixed ill with these tales, too. have lieen others of more dire lm|>ort. A Chilian gunboat, armed with modern gnus and bearing a modern searchlight, was mysteriously set ollre there not more than a year ago and all the ment ion* of her crew were slain. Some of the bodies found afterward bore evi dence to the work of man In this catas trophe. Schooners nnd ships have disap pea red In late years after leaving Sands Point, In the Straits, and aft or having been at anchor further along under the hills, nnd partly burned hulks have been reported to Indicate how they have met their fate. Even big steamships have narrowly escaped similar fortune, for burning brands have been thrown Ifo port holes while the orewa were asleep, nnd when the men have mailed to light the names on another part of the ship wild men of the woods have appeared nnd at tacked them from behind, and, besides loan of property, left death and wound* ua a remembrance. "Dynamite Johnny" O'Brien, pilot of a score of daring filibustering expedi tions In the days when the Cabana were receiving arma from the United Slates wherewith to continue their tight against Spain, learned to reaped the terrors of the Straits a few weeks ago. He entered the sheltered waters in the steamer Dolphin, noted old boat of Now York waters, on his wgy to San Francisco. When he was at Sanda Point, after entering the Straits, he was warned to beware of perils further along, and an accident and delay to Ida vessel Intro duced him to them. One dark night when the lookout was vigilant he saw lights glimmer all about the ship, but*far away. lie could detect nothing In the water alongside, but suddenly a burn ing brand was thrown on the deck, lind It was found that another had been thrown Into a port hole. Fire started In both places, and while one part of the crew was engaged In lighting tho (lames the other part had Its energies fully employed in beating off a score of Invaders who were hurrying to the side of the ship In craft whose progress could be traced by the lights they bore. The Invaders were beaten off, nnd the modern appliances were used to protect (he ship. All the Iron railing on It was connected with the dynamos in the engine rooms, and a sharp cry the next night told of a discovery by a savage of the current which protect ed the vessel until It was ready to pro ceed. The schooner Carrlei; Dove, recently arrived In Seattle after a Journey In which the crew autfered hardship for lack of food, supplements the tale of pirates. The vessel had an accident to her rudder while trying to beat out of the Straits during one of the storms that sometimes sweep down from ths Pacific and lush the waters around the Horn. She was compelled to put hack and lie lu one of the sheltered coven of the Straits until she eould be re paired. No less than three attacks were made upon her during the nights she re mained under the mountains and ouce the crew were compelled (o’ fight fire am) savages at the same time. It Is the Fuegan Indians'who are re sposlhle for these terrors of the only doorway to the Hast pending the con struction of a Nicaragua canal, lu the bleak mountains and valleys of Terra del Fuego nnd on the Islands that stretch along the west, cut up by scores of chsnnels, they have lived as far haek ns the memory of the mariner extends. It Is lu the crudest of craft that these pirates of the end of the nineteenth century ply their trade, Logs burned out In the fashion known to the Indian, whether he lives In Alaska or holds the Inst of land dn.the point of Cape Horn, hear the Fucgans through the water. They are ugly craft, but their crews can shoot them through the water nnd turn and twist with them as though they were mady of lightest bark. In them cun lie borne five nnd teu warriors at a time, wen clad In the scantiest of clothing, bare to the waist, and showing muscular strength won from the struggle with nature for generation after generation lu the for bidding hills of their native land. In these rough barks Is found per petual fire. Rough stone polluters al ways contain beds of glowing coals, fed from hour to hour, covered at night and blown Into flame In the morning. When the father hands the canoe to the son the fire goes with It. nnd from generation to generation these fires have been kept alight, until Terra del Fuego has become known as ‘The Land of Fire." The flames can Is- smothered when ashes can protect the coals. But when Ia deed Is to lie done In the dark, and ! signalling Is to be done or secrecy Is to be thrust nslde, the light flashes out from these eanoos until they become veritable fireflies of the water. No other people would live where they ddt There are settlements along the const where ships can get coal and supplies and where whalers make their headquarters. But these nTe only out posts of commerce. None of the Inhabi tants care to venture Into the country , beyond, and the Fucgans hold undis puted sway In the valleys covered with j forest growth and tu the mountains where hard; brush and vainly try to eovar the ledge* of rock.—New York Herald. KRUPP IRON WORKS Amount of (Ha Vaat Industrie* Carried on hy the Compeny. A report from Richard Onenther, consul-general at Frankfort, describe* the vast Industrie* carried on by Frederick Krupp. These comprise the following: Cast steel works at Ksen: Kmpp steel works, formerly F. Ashthower & 000 at Annen. In Westphalia; the Unison works, at Bucknn, near Madgeburgi four blast furnaces at DuUburg, Ncu wled, lingers, and Ithelnhnusen (this latter consists of three furnace* with a capacity for each Of 230 ton* per 24 hour*); a foundry at Sayn: four coal mine* (Hanover, Soelser, Neuack. and Hannibal), with Interest In other coal mines; more than 500 Iron mines near ttllbao, In northern Spain; shoot ing-grounds at Meppsn, with a length of 10 5-8 miles and a powdldllty of ex tension for 15 mites; three ocean steamer*, several stone quarries, clay and sand-pits, etc. In addition, the firm of Frederick Krnpp operates the Ship and Machine' Stock Company Uertnania at Berlin and Kiel, under contract. The most Important articles of manufacture of the caat-ateel works at Kssen arc cannons (op to the end of IBW, 38,478 had' loom sold), pro jectiles. percussion cops, ammunition, etc.; gnu barrels; armor-pistes and armor-sheets for alt protected parts of men-of-war, aa also for fortifica tions : railroad material, material for ahtpbullders, parts of machinery of all kinds, steel and Iron plates, rollers, steel for tools and other purposes. The steel works In 1801) operated about 1700 furnaces, forge fires. etc., about 4000 tool and work machines, 132 steam haiqmera of from 200 pounds to 5000 metric tons' force, more than 80 hydraulic presses (among them two 5000 tons each, one of 2000 tons, and one of 1200 tons’ pressure), 1110 station ary steam-boilers, 4000 steam-engines with an aggregate of 41,213 horse power, 558 cranes of from 400 to 150,- (NX) tons' lifting power. During the Inst year, tbe Iron mines yielded an aggregate of 1877 tons of ore per dny. Tin* coni production from the mlnea belonging to the Krupp Company (ex cepting the Hannibal) amounted, on an average, to about 3738 lons for each working-day. The consumption of coal and coke In 1800 was ns follows: In th* enst-steel works at Kssen. 1)52,3)21 tons; In the other works and on the steamers of the comimny. 022,118 tuns; In all. In round numbers. 5000 tons per dny. The consumption of water at the rust sfecl works In 1801) wan 15,018,150 cu bic metres, which equals about the consumption of the city of Frankfort, with 220,278 Inhabitants. The consump tion of gas In the steel works at Kssen was 18.830,050 cubic metres In 1800. The electrical-power plant of the works at Kssen has three machine houses. with six distributing stations, and supplies 877 arc lights. 0724 Incan descent lamps, and 170 electric motors. For the traffle of the works, railroad tracks of standard gauge of about 30 miles are laid, which connect with the tracks of the main railroad station at Kssen. Sixteen locomotives and 707 cars are operated on the grounds. In addition, there are nnrrow-gange trucks of 28 miles, with 20 locomotives and 1200 .cars. The telegraph system of the steel works has 31 stations, with 58 Morse telegraphic Instruments and 50 miles’ circuit. The telephone system has 328 stations, with 335 telephones and a cir cuit of 200 miles. On April 1, HKD), the total number of persons employed In the different works was 40.070 vis,, 27,402 at Kssen, 3475 at the Orusou works of Bnckaii, 345 at the Oermauta works at Berlin and Kiel, 0104 In the coal mines, and 0128 at the blast furnaces and on the testing-grounds at Meppen, etc.—New York Tost. Superfluous Gift of Tongues. It was on a steamboat In one of the small countries where all languages are spoken that three or four languages with the chance acquaintance of the moment,'were discussing the advan tages of many tongues. "How many languages do you speak?" was asked of one of them who had given every ap|>enrance of knowing them all. “I regret to say,” he answered, “that I speak six. “Why do you regret to say It?" "Been use there Is no use In It. When you can speak Kugltsh. French nnd Oermau, to learn more languages Is only learning new names for the old things. I urn n Dutchman myself. 80, of course, I speak Dutch. I also speak Kngllsh. French. Oermau, Italian and some other language. I have forgotten which one. But Ido not see that they do me any good. In traveling In the countries where these languages are N|Kikeu It seems to me that people who do not know them get on Just as well as t. and In other countries I am as badly off ns If 1 knew no language but my own. 1 had that, experience in Sweden once. ! was Juat as helpless ns the worst, linguist In the world. I wanted a towel, nnd I tried my beat to make the servants understand. I asked for It In every language that I knew, and nt last they brought me a ham sandwich." New York Tribune. ftarmnn Fist* lit Can Carry I-1 right. In three German cities Hu- street cars are nßed for the delivery of freight, despite the grumblings of the people. The cities of Gern, Frost and Mprem ls>rg are not large places. hut Industri ally exceedingly active, eaiieclally In textile*. The power uaed on the tram ways Is electric or steam; the goods are transferred at the station Into smaller trucks, or the railway cars are taken over the town lines. At Frost there are three morning and three af ternoon deliveries. At Gera perambu lator cars, with flangeless wheels apart from guide wheels, have been tried with Indifferent success. All these plants have been workfd with a profl* for several year*. • . Time m it Rculplnr. A portrait traced by nature on a wom an’s tombstone, says the Scots’ Pic torial, has recfftly been discovered In Jedburgh graveyard, near the famous Abbey. The stone was erected In 1788 by a worthy bailie of .Tethart to the memory of his wife. Alison Ren wick The slow finger of time has worn away niost of the facing on the front of the stone, and part of It Is overgrAm with moss, which has outlined the features I-ocal opinion favors the view tpat the face Is a likeness of the good lady who sleeps beneath—a theory which has at least the merit of being difficult of disproof, since no ouy living Doa . *Ujiy <jvp her. THH EISKSTS Of f/\SISIGN|. New York Clty.--House gown* In picture effect* are a feature of the season and are attractive In the ex treme. *jr Mauton FANCY WAIST WITH FICHU nUAPKRY. model llluatrated exempyfles one ex cellent style uml Is singularly well suited to nil soft stuffs, Much as cash inert 1 . Henrietta. veiling, wool cropoan. albatross and the like. Ah ahown, the uiAterlul Is cashmere In lii'lllinut Ox ford red, with the dots'embroidered In white allk. and vest and under sleeves in white inouMHelltie and cream law. The Ochu drapes the figure with Mlngulnr grace, and tin 1 double sleeve* add a touch of iiualntneaa that greatly add* to the whole. The design will be found adaptable for stout as well a* slender figures, ns the drapery ta tters sufficiently to apparently reduce the sisc of the waist and Is nowhere full enough to become bulky. As shown, the frills are of the material cut bias and edged with narrow black velvet, which clings to the flgttrc, while the color tends to an effect of slenderness. The foundation for the waist Is a fitted lining with single darts. On this are arranged the parts of the waist proper, the yoke and the full front. The two latter are Joined and attached permanently to the right side of the lining and hooka* Into place at the left, the lining clMlng at the cen tre front. The fichu Is draped round BLOCBK ETON WITH DOUBLE CAPE. the neck and outlines the front, being attached to Its free edges. The sleeves are arranged over a fitted lining,which can also be used for the sleeve proper, If preferred. As shown, however, the lace cuff Is faced on and the full mousse!lnc Is attached to Its upper edge ami again at the elbow, where It meets the upper sleeve that Is cut In one piece. To cut this waist for a woman of medium else five yards of material twenty-one Inches wide, throe and one half yards twenty-seven laches wid er two and three-quarter yards forty four Inches wide, with one yard of mnussellne and one yard of lace, will he required. Blouse Kron Jacket With Double Cape. All v aviations of the blouse ore much worn (or outdoor wraps. The stylish May Mauton model reproduced In the large drawing Includes all the latest features and Is essentially comfort able as well as smart. For Immediate wear It Is excellent In Venetian, broad cloth velvet, aud materials of similar weight; later It can he either Inter lined or made from heavier cloaking cloth. As Illustrated, It is of satin faced Venetian in castor color, with collar and cuffs of taffeta, and makes a part of a costume, but the design Is iHtrfectly suited to the general wrap and will be popular for all-round serv ice the season through. The little capes give additional warmth, and the straight turn over collar, with the slightly flaring cuffs, arc features of .the very latest designs. As shown In the small drawing the fronts can be turned baek, when the weather al lows, to form (altering rovers that re- V f al front of the BOWn - When closed the buttons servo to ornament the front, and may be of cut steel. In cameo or any handsome sort preferred ,™ e ' ,ack . of blouse Is smooth.' without fulness at any point. The front* fit snugly at the upper portion. h r?. 8,, Uy fu " Pche(f over the belt. There are no darts, the fit ting beln- accomplished by shoulder and under arm seams. The capes ami the collar close at the centre front, the when ,°,f k.® lat ‘? r b * lns hen the blouse Is worn open. Th sleeves are two-seamed, and fit stylish ly. The belt curves slightly to fit the figure, and may be sfltched onto or worn over the blouse. tow Crowns. aro'looH 8 ! 1 ***** Vftr,ety of al >apc are seen In the new hats, some pbsi tlvely eccentric In their l.lazarre out nnos there l little „oubt that the model with sweeping circular brim rot on a broad, extremely low crown, bas the palm of “grand chic.” If v 0 nrtlw snob things yo " bpcou,( ' *-' 'hat the shape of such a hat is ctly right for showing off the Ion • wreath , - a,) Jc.nl ? aU * of rom, ate the (wo j conspicuous favorite modes of ,w ntlpg millinery In the present j For a mid-season hat choose utm wT. 3 a I)road, low crown. th Cheek Skirt end Cloth Coot. There Is a revival of the checkgm,. 1 with the cloth coot. A good Americans remain faithful to -heckle and French people would never c™ ] alder a wardrobe complete without m.l traveling or morning frock of tweed. Borne of the best examnSl seen are a sort of mixed check lu 1 green and reds, with a coat of shade of heather mixture cloth to toe, \ with It, and even these somewhat * i vere little coats arc softened with >1 collar of embroidery, silk. p* niu , if , oriental satin and sometimes a bean. j tlfnl Eastern embroidery. * - , Kings to Salt Vsrioo., As to rings, they me now chosen (#1 suit the individual, and arc far m,,., delicate than formerly. A hid) , v(|a has long Ungers can wear the i„„. narrow mnniulso ring with an ovl j “besll," but the owner of n H mll short hand chooses an all-round jW the Jewels of which are set a j Olll The reign of superstition In K em going out, and n greenish turquok* Is no longer abjured, while an op,] set with small brilliants Is among the most itopular of rings. Which Way the Wind Blows.' Tliq traditional feather Is said , show which way the wind blows n certainly points the direction, in sim. Ing how the current of fashion m. toward the ostrich feather in miij. nery. Then 1 Is no sign of using i group of "tips.'' ns the shorter osirltii feathers are termed, but the ejtm long, curling Iteautles, which will completely around the brim of a large picture hat arc those new In demand, Fichus ond Sslldf Collars. There are two forms of trimming which may well lie followed. Out i< the flohu and the other the sailor in) Inr. The Helm style Is adapted to ill figures—the stout as well as the situ, tier. The sailor collar with the Mom front Is liest for (he slender, long wfllstcd woman, it is more than prole aide that these two forms, combined with the dlrcctofrc revers, will entire ly dominate the cut of dress wnlsu. Variety in Costs. Every possible shape of coot, from the short, tight Eton to the long, 100 carriage ulster, flnds favor In feminine sight. However, the bigger ami looser one’s broad-tall or Persian lamb wraps may b? the smarter It Ih. Oust*, or, more properly speaking, cloaks, tint drop nearly to the knees, arc the most fashionable shape, and very few cling to the figure. Slippers For Evening Wfr, Some of the strapped evening slip pers have pleated lace fans set In tin der the straps and pulled out In f| fashion over the instep. Girl's Box Keefer? The box reefer has certain advan tages over models of every other sod designed tor little girls. The sum ll May Muntou model Illustrated com bines all the latest features, and !• suthclently shaped to bo graceful amt trim, at the same time that It allows perfect freedom and falls In the sim ple Hues that are so becoming to uni formed childish figures. As Illustrated It Is made of tnu-colorcd cloth, wW; collar of brown velvet and handset#*! smoked pearl buttons, but covert cloth, dark blue, and red and brown cloth can lie substituted. The Inst Is son* what odd hi Its effect, and nothing I* quite so smart as tau cloth hr Its vari ous shades. The coat is cut with straight front*; aud Is fitted with shoulder ami under arm seams that curve well back. Tin collar is Joined to (bo ucck. and faced with velvet. I hen turned !><*• with the self-faced fronts that fat* rovers. The edges and seams are all stitched, and pockets arc Inserted la each front. The coat la lapped over In double-breasted fashion, and closed; with buttons aud buttonholes. Tl sleeves are two-seamed and fit stylish ly. To cut this reefer for a girl of eight BOX nERKKI!. .venrx of agfo out' nuO oao-quarter .W 1 * or uwterliil <>fty-r>ur luclu'S wUl< ■ two amt) oue-lißlf raws tucij* wije. wl)i ue required.