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WHEN YOU'VE LEFT ME.
n loft me, day nl8lt ver (jolnn rlKht; . . Ms rlpplln sontf fctitit nil day low, ir i Iibv felt snd knew 'l - tn- vinl V titiit life of all's bereft mo Tii'n you ve leu me ijinu you've left mel f' i yrtu've loft m", then t say, c rwet old lovln' wny: ' tarter if she knew how I (it her ere she said iroodby? it icier If she sow nnd knew I my hinrt win brenkln', too?" 1 1 of r!1 tlmt hour fceioit uio ' Inn nlie left me ha a nil- Jelt we? " A Novel Complication That Ended in Lovers' Meeting. i ftif 73n quite comfortn v I I Ida 11 yi " m..... 1.1- T ' nulra.l I v?vJ Crawford, of the iif News, as he threw a vN- r u & oross VttU" Vi.4 tlolcur'a feet. , ?- li I "Perfectly, UV thanks!" jwo men occupied a sheltered , It the cliffs at Hastings, closo "iMPalaoe Hotel, and Crawford, irrauging Vaudeleur's rug, Imseif iuto a grass chair. to!elenr olosed his eyes restfully. '"'.ed pale and thiu, and his left a eling. V a Teirmomeuts Crawford burst . ti ; t i jove! isn't this glorious? What lr.;jnce there is between it and w'-franl",' Cierl All the same, I liked it, '""the rush and whirl; ay, even wllng and the chance of boing !adding cyuicnlly, "I suppone ,K,'grate(nl, but sometimes I wish tb sword had caught me a few tower dowu." . f stop that. What ails you, Ti ( often wonder whether it was I iltimal enterprise made you so J or a love affair, eh? By 'm 'tot rertjinds me of something A'Y& brcoUfast this morning some f'(tUov got to know that I was ald. th News man. KIjo had , jdently hoard that yo'i und I Er pretty thick at the front, as tlonjutred if you hart eom i th-covered, seotuod quito inter liloh ij-on, -old chap. Her name is hl8tB;r?.i "theaTcns! what's the matter, " t You do look queer." ,f,J old follow, you see I knew (sr,e. Engaged, got chucked; h c"you see, I can't you un Iluti" 4 ilng. ftJ quietly stooped down and dthii Vaudelour's baud. There at"'l of silent sympathy iu that 9 S'ldntn.r. . jour was always somewhat of Tho latter mi k: J vo. Cruwforu. why a sue- a cr: mvelist such as ho was had t a promising futnre. His itemtih escapes had become the i D:e urmy. It was at Oindur isul fun of luck almost came to a e 111 ? ng'tad iraggod him from be )nuehi'ap of bodies, and at first "l thought that tho dervish unra'.- 'iO'shod tho "mad corro- ' ,"le 8eulinol. JeirJRVlJ V was a close one, but u in jBas thoy had pulled him Lnd now ho was ou the fair icovory. 2oiniunuio Crawford spoke. -Adn.e We, old chap; I didn't ofi'iipu Ke, we hadn't met until 1 Wf Br tunt." nT'i Ploge; I am bo cou nL8iwek. Crawford, I can't whllet rnust Beti awuy- I can't il8en:8"' or, at least, not just boiuf of h. jmseose! You can't go just wlw'jjp i pulling yoll mund so rt0"'bide, there is little possi- bur meeting, as sho is not uii oi 3onr belnS "ere. Hallo! (ui:l.ii.?bit ca'liug me. Do you m1, nCaviSg you for a few iniu 011 on I' nnJ'-all. In fact T am afraid i unlt aotlj complimentary to yon, lit" is I lm I would rather be aloue syoud JTor undersland?" k!, 18 cottiprehended, and merely "t't""jlrHtand, old man; I'll be n.'off " then quietly nu tl Pr " Bat thinking. His r Jumif1'9 'fitter as they wentback -;ani't he recalled' the heart- ,r l-Uner iu which this woman olul.Hovef without auy pereepli iiyimi'f He could never uuder unil f t ncl'flICro''U th0 8a,ne? be won 'it pen every woman play with L-?1? fool him in the end? ,i-Kuii?',t,'ittioii8 abruptly ceased mndi r "udercd down the path Jnk-p,ion of tlie hotel, the w1' f slighily B,i u fia,,!! IIIdk ilf for a moment iu his thin i olli'ii i tratloifcly familiar figure was com- : liitxi, and his fingers uur- ,oub ,te' au'l untwisted as ho oelul.1 tlone woman in alt (he talHl: " ll'RHt desired to moot, dty, vl Impulse was to get awuy, niorijf.s jieudcrcd suuh a pro n wiioH$ibli'. od at k state the sight of her ,ve dMp ,t,.nil,,e emotions. He I I' Bi ulv Inu ....... 1...I..1 nt wa- but It: i)o wntelieU her, there bt ai t a passionate lona-ini? l.V and reiit. Hud ft red a 1 - York. '"ly lmh! what a fool ho a fool as he was eighteou Hl'QOHtl bl'i "a'mitercd carelessly lingof rcsentmout dis 1"s nervonsness. inter need 1 lery ol tied b lit not deign to notioe lid thero would bo no 9 uiaducBs to gratify seourc the ofcle pe object of his wratb, f of exciting the atten- Ma to l kii never deviated from it tist inevitably take her where Vandeleur was rolled along with an r hand. illroad id KW ColUDl1, But it eweet (lioiiRlit comes with this! " Here the roe wait your klM Here, for nil Berth's bloom nnd bright, Fells the tendered!, sweetnt llirht. Here the violets, klued of dew, Hend sweet tneni!s to you. Of their bright umlles Spring bereft me When yon loft me When you lult met And I eonnt the dny nd hour Hold communion wltll the llowors, Tell the rose, In songs I ll;o thl, "HIib Is nomliix for your kl!" Tell tlio birds, whore bloom stir. "Save your sweetest on for horl" But of nil tlmt day bereft uiu When yon loft liie Wheu you lult mel Atlanta Constitution. ;tut: UANF1 PIN THF WHFFT & Ro immersod was Miss Sinelair wi'.b her reading.; that she failed to uotico the man until sho was quite cIohc. At the llrnt glatice, however, she recognized him, and the sudden shock was almost painful, but, recovering herself in a moment, walked straight up to Vandeleur and held out her hand, saying gently : "I am so glad, Mr. Vandeleur, to see that you are better so very glad." Although Vaudelour's heart beat quickly, he was outwardly calm and cool as he replied nouohalantly: "Thank you. Except for the fact of feeling rather weak now and then, I am comparatively well. I trust you are quite well, Miss Sinclair?" "Yes, I am very well, thank you. But but Mr. Crawford told me you had by no means recovered yet." Vandelour mentally anathematized Crawford as he said, with a bad imi tation of a laugh: "Pshaw! Crawford is an awfully good fellow; but, you know, he occa sionally constructs a mountain out of a molehill." l'oiuting to tho seat which Craw ford had vacated a few minutes previ ously, he continued: "Won't you please sit down, Miss Sinclair? I long to have a chat with an old friend." His own desire now was to keep her, and au unnatural elevation per vaded him as he hailed with almost hysterical delight the prospeot of Bhowing this woman how utterly in different he was to hor. She hesitated a moment, then quiet ly sat down. "But surely, Mr. Vandeleur," she paid, "your wound cannot be of so trivial a nature as you would have one believe? You were reported killed at first; all the papers said so, and I everyone was bo dreadfully sorry." "Were they?" said Vandeleur, ironically. "Sorry to say their feel ings mnst pass unappreciated. Enough of myself, however. I pro sume you are staying down here for some time?" he added. Daring their conversation Miss Sin clair surreptitiously observed Vande leur, With a dull pain at her heart she noted the unmistakable evidence of suffcriug iu his look. A strong desire to toud and nurse this man, whom sho loved as a woman only loves once, overmastered htv, and she experienced a mad impulse to cast all conventionality aside, and throw herelf at his foot and cry: "Oh, my love, my love, I wronged yon in nocently! It is all a mistake! Won't you forgivo only forgive?" Tho impulse died awny, howovor, as sho glanced at Vandeleur, and Baw the hard line of his mouth. Jle will never forgive, Bhe thought never. Neither spoke for some minutes, and the pause wus becoming awk ward, when a puff of wind disarranged A'andeleur's t ug. He feebly essayed to reach for it; but Miss Sinclair fore stalled him, and with a "l'lease allow me,' arranged it. While doing so her hand slightly touched that of Vandeleur, causing the blood to jump madly through his veins, while tho color Hooded her owu face. Presently Miss Sinclair said hesi tatingly: "I have been trying for the last few minutes to to say something. Will you listen? I want to ask your pardon. Some time ago we I quar reled with you, apparently without any ostensible can ho whatover. Three moutLs ago I discovered tho fact that I had douo you a grievous wrong." "Took you some time, didn't it?" sarcastically interjected Vandeleur. "I was acquainted with tho fact ex actly eighteen months u;0." Tho venom of his remark alxost scorched tho words on hor lips, but she quietly proceeded: "i'leaso reservo your sarcasm until you lmvo heard mo. Not even tho fear of your misunderstanding shall deter mo from performing what I con sider U bo right and my duty to do. It is right you bhould know that I had some slight excuse to oiler for my ap parent wauton ciiprioiousncHS," Mho paused a moment, reNtiuo; hor chin ou her hand, ami Vaudeleur Hlole a glance at her. Sho had changed somewhat, ha thought grown gentler and more subdued, and the passiouiito desire grew on him to open his arms and say: "I forgivo all, I forgive all! Only lovo mo!" "Flease on," he said. "Thank you," she rtpliod quietly, "I will. The 'Story of u Man und Woman' is an old title, and has been used many times, yet I purpose ubiiir it ouob agaiu as a hoadiug for my nar rative." She paused a momont to collect her thoughts, und glanced at Vandeleur, who continued to ga'io sternly sea ward. Then she continued: "Tho man in this particular case appeared to love tho woman very dearly, and she well, she requited his atleotiou." Vandeleur started and shifted his position slightly. "He was a writer of books," she continued, "and on her twenty-third birthday he presented her with the 'first proof of the book that had made his name. It was a unique present, and she upureoiated it aocordiuglv, until on turning over the loaves sho found between the pages letter, "It was a lovo letter, written in the man's handwriting on a large shoot of paper, and signed with his Christian name, but not meant for her; the name of the woman for whom it was designed was Gladys." "Heavens!" cried Vandeleur hoarse ly, "'The Hand on the Wheel' it was the page of manuscript that I could never Until" "Yes," she said quietly, "it was a page of manuscript that yon had lost. She, however, did not discover this until later; but, in hor misery at what she imagined to be tho man's false ness, never answered his doinands for au explanation never spoke to him again." She paused for n moment, overoomo with emotion. Vaudeleur gazed at hor dumbly. . "Sometimo later," she proceeded with difficulty, "a book was published by a man, entitled 'Tho Hand on the Wheel.' His heroine was called Cllndys, and the lovo letter that had destroyod tho woman's happiness was reproduced ultuo.H word for word in its pages. "Thou sho understood, nnd for the first tunc discovered tho awful mis tako she had made. It was too lato, however, to repair the error. He had gone abroad. "Then at last one day tha news came that ho had been killed, and it nearly broke her heart." Vandeleur could not speak; the joy in his heart was supremo euough to preclude all utterance. He merely hold her hand as if ho could uover let it go. Presently he drew her gently toward hint and rested his cheek against hers. "Yon forgive?" she whispered. "My dear! My darling!" was all he said. Two Women hihI a MUiimlpratamllng'. It was not an unnatural mistake One neighbor had advertised for a girl to do general housework. Another had announced in the samo way that she would rent her fine house, fur nished, during the summer. A woman called on the former of these tho other morning aud rang the front door bell. "Please step 'round to the side door," said the mistress, as she met the caller. The luttor complied, but with a puzzled smile. "I come in re sponse to your advertisement," she began, wh.in seated. "Yes. You havo references, I pre sume?" "Certainly, if you require them," and the caller set her nose a littlo higher. "Does your house have all modern conveniences?" "Everything. The kitchen is par ticularly well arranged and the laun dry is complete. Thero is nothing old and worn, aud that makes it nicer. Where did you work last and what wages have you been getting?" "Work last? Wages? I bog your pardon," aud the caller's eyes looked dangerous. "I don't think vourhouso would suit mo at all. I would like a conservatory and a billiard room." "Goodness, gracious! And I sup poso you'd waut a private theatre aud a roof garden. You can't work for me." "Madame, you advertise n houso to reut furnished and whon I come you insult me," and Bhe started for the door. Then thero was a hurried explana tion, and, both being sensible women, they laughed till so weak that eaoli had to take two cups of tea as a bracer. Kansas City Journal. Fnnde Which Help to Malce TUnue. Iu dividing our foods it is well to remember that tho nitrogenous foods, as t he name indicates, contain nitrogen, and that they have for their basis albumen, fibrin, gluten, casoiu and legiimin. The principal foods of this class are of animal origin, with the exception of old peas, beans and lentils, and the gluten of wheat. This class is easily converted iuto tissue making material, consequently is needed in smaller quantities than the heat or force foods, which are called carbonaceous, and which are found among the starohes, sugars and fats the first two of vegetablo origin, tho latter produced both from vegetables aud animals. As these give heat aud force to the body they should consti tute two-thirds of our food. The third class the iuorganio foods, water, salts, phosphate of lime aud iron cannot in themselves support life, yet we could not live without them. Water enters into tho composition of tho body's tissues and is the greatest conveyor of the foods. The salts are found bo I'a iu vegetable aud animal food; aud thus it is readily seen that each sort of food should fulfill one or more of the body's requirements, and that perfect nutrition comes only from wise combinations. Ladies' Home Journal. Koiiea of Wliale From Wny Hack. The Pester Lloyd recent ly announced the discovery in the district of Bor bolya iu Hungary of un antediluvian auiiiittl of gigantic proportions, whioh had boen uuearthed iu tho neighbor hood. Tho ominout paleontologist, Professor Belle of Oedouburg, after examining the Und, writes to tho Hun garian newspapers in question: "I confirm, thoJuet of tho palcontological find being of the whale species. In length it is eight meters. To- judge from t lie strata in which the animal was discovered, it is unquestionably the oldest ever discovered iu Europe, surpassing, as it does iu age, the two uutudiluviau specimens preserved at Antwerp aud Bologna. I am leaving the completion of the excavation un til t)i 3 arrival of the Budapest geolo gists." F.leetrlu I.llle Make Trui'il Itloom. An extraordinary phenomenon has be'eu noticed with regard to the chest nut trees iu tho Avenue Louise, Brus sels, since the installation of the elec trical trains. Their foliage begins to turn brown and drop early iu August, to bud, aud even to blossom again iu October. The trees ou the opposite side to the tramway behave like or dinary trees, for they lose their foliage iu the late autumn, aud do not put forth fresh blossoms until the spring, Botauists are inclined to believe that the cause of this singular state of things is due to the eloetrieal current whieU passes under ground aotiug upon the roots of tho trees, which are otherwise quite healthy. London Chroniole. i CAMPAIGN PARALLELS. FORMER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AS A BASIS! FOR PROPHECIES, National Campaign Freriletlona pem1n tlnlia ot Politician! Itateil lu Parallel! and CfiinpnrlflonaTlie Day of Sweep ing; Victories Appareutly Urer. The Washington correspondent of ;ho New York Evening Post says: As ;he Presidential campaign draws near, there is much search for historical parallels to tho present situation, and prophecies are made on the basis of theso comparisons. That there is a good deal of nonsense iu such mat ters, no ouo doubts. For example, :ho Republicans in 1881 were cheored by the assurance that no man whose uame began with C ever hail been, aud therefore none evor would be, eb.red President. That comfort was with drawn for the next campaign, but in 181)2 they were again confident of suc cess, since no President, ouce defeated for re-election, had ever boon ro elected. So it is not safe to rely upon precedents. And yet there are certain facts in history which are uniform and reveal tendencies nud iiilluencos. These have fairly crystallized into rules, which, however, like all tho other rules, havo their exceptions. Those who bclievo that President Mclvinley will bo renominated rely upon the fact that only one man, after having been elected Prcsilent, ever mado an unsuccessful fight for renomi uatiou. This was Franklin Pierce. It. is truo that Fillmore, Johnson, and Arthur were candidates for tho nomi nation, but they had been elected, not Presidents, but Vice-Presidents, and their failure was the natural result of tho sudden shock of change, the intro duction cf now policies nnd new men, and the disappointments which thoso entailed. It is well known that no Viee-Prosidout who became Presidont was ever nominated for President nt tho end of his term. John Tyler was nominated by another party thau tho Whigs iu 181 1, but, after u few months, he withdrow from the race in a lotter full of auger aud disappointment. Tho nearest parallel to tho case of Mr. Clevoland was that of Martin Van Bureu, who was elected by the Demo crats in 183(i, was renominated by thorn iu 18ft), was almost nomiuated by them iu 1811, nnd was nominatod by tho "Baru-Buruors," or seceding Democrats, who would not work for Lewis Cass, in 1818. So utrong was tho "Little Wizard" that lie received more votos in the States of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York than Cass, although he carried no State. Here are some interesting facts of tho political successes and failures of our Presidents, conveniently arranged: Presidents reuominatod aud re-elected Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackon, Lincoln, Graut, and Cleveland. Presidents renominated, but defeat ed for re-election John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Van Buren, Clevclaud and Benjamin Harrison. Presidents defeated for renoraina lion Fillmore, Pierce, Johnson aud Arthur, Presidents who were not sandidatos for reuotninatioii Tyler, Polk, Bu chanan and Hayes. Presidents nominatod and renomin ated without opposition Washington, Jackson, Vau Bureu and Grant. Presidents renominated without op position Washington, Jefferson, Mad ison, Monroe, Jolm Quincy Adams, Jackson, Martin Van Bureu, Lincoln aud Graut. Only ouo Presidont was elected without opposition, Washington being so chosen twice. This honor would have been given to Mouroo for tho second term but for an elector from New Hampshire, who voted for John Quincy Adams because, he said, he was I unwilling to allow any man to be hou ! ored as "Tho Father of His Couutry" nan ueen. In speaking of "nominations," it must bo remembered that iu the early days of tho Republic thero were uo political conventions, and consequent ly no nominations iu the sense in which we use tho term now. Thero were mauy candidates for tho chief honors then who would have figured in the political conventions had they been held. John Admits, it is said, soriously considered himself au avail able candidate for the presidency when Washington was elected. Tho first thing like a convention for the nomin ation of a candidate for Presidont was the caucus which convened iu 1801, consisting of tho Kopublioau Senators and Representatives in Congress, and nominated Jefferson. At other times nominations were made by State Le gislatures. In September, 1812, an unofficial political convention was hold by the auti-Madisou Democrats aud the Federalists to effect a coalition. The result was the nomination of De AVitt Clinton, of New York, for Pres ident, and Bufus King for Vice-President. The coalition was much more powerful than is genorally supposed. Madison received 128 electoral votes, white Clinton received eighty-uiuo. Only two Northern States, Vermont and Pennsylvania, voted for Madison. In 1821 a minority of the Congress men held a convention aud nominated W. H. Crawford, Secretary of tho Treusury, for President. This was in deed an odd contest, the candidates beiug three members of the Mouroo' cabinet John Quincy Adams, Clay aud Crawford and a Senator, Androw Jackson. As iu 1800, tho electors did not decide this contest, uo oandidato having a majority. Tho Houso of Representatives, voting by States, elected Adams. Had the electors been allowed to vote by States, Jackson would have had eleven, while tho combined vote of the other three was thirteen. Jackson, by the way, wus a candi date for President for a longer siuglo period thau any other man. He wus nominated by tho Legislature of Tenn eseoe in 1M25, tho year after his de feat by Adams aud three years before the Presidential electiou. He at once resigned his seat in the Senate to en ter the cauvass. The first national convention of the type to whioh we still udhere met in 1835, one your before the election, aud nomiuated Martin Van- Buren. This convention resembled many other suc ceeding conventions iu consisting al most wholly of officeholders. It is a fact uot generally known that William Henry Harrison was a candi date ot the Auti-Masous against Van Bureu the first time. and. that this was the only election in which the eleotors voted for five candidate, these being, in their order of strength, Martin Van Buren, W. II. Harrison, Hugh L. White, Daniel Webster nnd W. P. Mangara. An apparent exoep tiou to this statonient was the Greeley vote, whioh was ncalterod after the candidate's death. The last candidato for whom a Whig convention votod was Millard Fillmore in 183G. He had boon defeatod for the nomination four years before. Ho received eight electoral votes, .thoso of Maryland. One of the electors who votod for the Democrat Monroe in ,the "era of good feeling" was the venerable Johu Adams, of Massachusetts. Only one man was nominated for the Fresidoucy and Vice-Presidency and declined it. John Langdon. of New Hampshire, was nominated by the Republicans in 1808 for Vice President, but ono mouth later de clined, and Elbridgo Gerry ' was ohoseu. Since tho dny of Monroe, tho most sweeping electoral victory was that of 18(14, whon Lincoln recoivod 212 votes to 21 for McClellmi. All things considered, the worst defeatod man who ever ran for President wos Stephen A. Douglas, who received but 12 electoral votes in 8lil); however, ho received only TiOO.OOO less votes than Lincoln, and fiOU.OiV) moro than Breckinridge, and 80i),01ll) moro than Bell, both of whom led him in elec tors, a situation never paralleled. The President who was worst de feated for re-election was Van Buren, who in 1810 receivo.l but (It) votes to Harrison's 2:tt, tho magnitude ol the Harrison vote being ono of the greatest surprises iu tho history of American politics. It will be sceu from tho preceding facts that the American voters aro iu the habit of renominating their Presi dents. The habit of ro-electing them is almost as strong. As an offset to thoso facts, one might suggest that the only Presidents who wore renomi nated over opposition, and two of the throe Presidents who were ever de feated for ro-eloction, were among tho most recent, Cleveland and Harrison. Tho friends of Mr. Bryan may de rive satisfaction, so far as his chance of renominatioti is concerned, from tho history of Henry Clay, who was a candidato three times. As regards his chances of election, they can point to tho examples of tho great ideals, Jefferson and Jacksou, as well as William Henry Harrison, all of whom were defeated before being suc cessful. One notable lesson is easily read in the figures for tho last twenty-five years, viz. , that tho day of sweeping victories is over. Unless some over mastering issue comes up. Presi dential olections probably will con tinue to bo closely contested, aud their results difficult to foretell. Feellni? Ill Ilmiipn. A pbreuologist who has been tour ing tho couutry and giving lectures in the art tells the following "good one" on himself. Ho was iu the habit of inviting people of different vocations to come upon the stage, and he would dilate upon and expound tho pecu liarities of their cranial construction, lie had come to that portion of his lecture whero he dealt with tho criminal form of tho oruniuiu, and ad dressed the audience: "If there is any porsou presont who at. any time has been the iumato of a prison he will oblige me by coming upon the platform." A heavily-built man responded to this iuvitatiou, "You admit that you have been iu prison, sir?" "I have, sir," was the unblushing answer. "Will you kindly tell me how many years you have Bpent behind prison bars?" "About twenty years," unhesitat ingly replied the snbject. "Dear, dear," exclaimed the pro fessor. "Will yoi sit dowu, pleuso?" Tho subject sat down iu a chair in tho centre of tho stage. Tho pro fessor ran his fingers rapidly through the hair of the subject and assumed u thoughtful expression. "This is a most excellent specimen, Tho indications of a depraved charac ter aro very plainly marked. Tho organs of benevolence and esteem are entirely absent; thut of destructive ness is developed to uu abnormal de gree. I could have told instantly without tho confession of this man that, his life had been erratic and criminal. What wus tho crime for which vou were imprisoned?" "I nover committed any crime," growled the man in tho chair. "But yon said that you had been an ininato of a prison for twenty years!" "I'm tho governor of tho jail." The Flrht Itnuili anl Mortar. The Koreans iuvontedtho first bomb and mortar. The lust for revenue had taken such a grip upon thorn that uothiug sufficed to hold thorn in check when once they had the enemy ou the inn. iioforo tho lirst year of the war had expirod the Koreans hud imitated the fire-arms ot their enemies, though pebbles were at first tho only missiles used. They evon surpni-sjd tho in vaders iu tho lino of gunpowder, for the records tell us that a certain gon orul invented a piece of ordnance which, whon discharged, would throw itself bodily over the walls of tho be Biogod fortress, and when it exploded the Japanese who had crowded around to examine it were either torn to pieoos by tho (lying debris or choked by the sulphurous fumes of the burning pow der, the startling stateiuout that the mortar threw iUolf over tho wall is merely tho work of au excited imagina tion, whereby tho projectile became confused with tho machine used iu its projection. We are told that the so cret of tho invention perished with its inventor, but that the mortar then used still lies in ouo of the Govern ment storehouses iu tho fortress of Nun-ham, which guards tho southern approaoh to the capital. Description of a Womiui'ji (,'lul, A woman'd Society for Political Study is a club where a lot of women get together to spend twenty minutes telliug each other what their husbands told them about the Transvaal War, the yaoht races, the Dreyfus verdict, the Peace Congress, tho Alaskan boundary, arbitration and tho woather, aud au hour aud three-quarteru put ting on their wraps and eating cara mels. New York Press. 000D ROADS NOTES. An Aniplclont Itefflnnlnff, The series of good roads conven tions in the West had a most mil picions beginning. The first was thi State Convention held at Milwaukee with more than sit hundred delegate) present. As a forerunner of thorn to come, this convention shows at nwakeuiug on the subject which is no' only prophetic of increased agitation but it shows that the wheelmen an fast converting the farmers to theii belief that under the tnovemeut fol better roads lies an important ques tion of economics. As many of th subsequent conventions will follow it the line of this one its devclopmenti are of peculiar interest, and, if closelj studied, will prove of absorbing iu terest to every student of indnstria conditions. First, it mnst be knowi that this convention was made up ol farmers, tho class upon which thi wolfare of the country fargely do pends. Farmers havo maintained that wheelmen have had only a Beltlsh object in askiug for good, smooth roads, and the wheelmen have not do llied it, but, in defoneo, they have pointed out the fact that a betterment of the country highways means au ini provoiuent of the fanners' condition. Tho latter have been slow in accept ing this statement, but Governor Schofield sounded the keynote of it when, in bis address of welcome, be said: "Tho subject of good roads is important to every man, whether he lives in tho town or country. The interest which in the last few years has been awakened in the subject therefore promises well for the farmer. The wholo progress of t lie race from the earliest period to the present has been so related to the building of highways that one wonderi when he reilects that the last geuera tiou iu this century did not make more advancement in this direction, , . . It is another evidence that the farmer is coming to Bludy closely, as tho manufacturer has long done, how to reduce the cost ot pulling hie products ou tho market." Tlie Wtiffnn Itoail rrnlitcin. H.I. Budd, tho Road Commissions of New Jersey, says: "The slate ol New Jersey is building aliont 40C miles of roads. There are over l.ODC miles of macadam roads built by the state, county and municipal aid. We are uow malting 12.") miles, which are costing us to coustruct SI, 000 to 83,000 per mile, according to width and depth; aud repairs aro according to the usage of the roads, running from $50 to $100-a mile per year. The now roads are intensely popular, so much bo that we havo uow about .V.KI miles of roads applied for ahead of our construction, aud now roads are constantly coiuiug iu for my npprovul. "Tho effect ou property values iu some pluccs is very marked. In other sections, on account of the low prices of produce, tho property valuation has uot been as yet much increased; but wherever the roads go they aro so desirable for carting the produce to market that most of tho farmers are becoming petitioners for the roads. There are no new methods being tried yet in road construction. Tho old macadam and telford system is almost universal. There has been some dis position to use the steel track for tho passage of wagons, but as yet nothing has been done in that direction with the exception of experimental stations iu different parts of the couutry." Klwiwn la Figures. "The condition of roads iu the Uuited Status, taken as a whole, cau most clearly be shown iu figures. If we can make inquiries of a hundred farmers in as many localities as to how long it takes each of them to haul a load of crops to town, how far ho hauls it and what his time aud that of his team are worth, we can readily ascer tain what it costs ou an average to market a loud of crops," suyj Otto Dorner. "If tho number of theso in quiries be sufficiently increased and xtended over the entire couutry the result will pretty nearly show what it costs on au average in the whole United States to hum r. loud of crops to market. If with each inquiry we ilso ascertain the weight of the load, wo can figure out how much it costs n hundred pouuds, or a ton, to market ill these crops, and if the inquiry also include the uu-mber of miles compris ing oaoh haul we can easily figure the jost of hauling tho crops a ton n mile. Phis gives a unit which cau be com pared with the same unit, similarly Dbtaiued, by similar inquiries made iu other countries." A Network nf Free l'lken. The whole central section of Indi ina is now covered by a network of Tree pikes and grudod gravel roads. The farmers cau reach their markets ny Boason of tho year. Northern In diana has made wonderful strides in the last few years in building graded aud gravel roads. The eastern section is practically free ot poor roads. In Wayne County alone there aro over SD0 miles of as good roads as cau be (ound in the Mississippi section. The most notable pike in tho nation the great National road rtiuuiug from Washington to St. Louis passes the entire width of the State and divides the Hoosier community into two equal parts. It is apropos that the display be made in ltlOO, for it marks the rloso of about 100 years of Indiana's Jevelopmeut, in which roads have been the greatest factor. 1'iuliliiff Iitimi'tttnt LeicUlnllnn. Laet year under the provisions ol ! the Higbio-Armstrimg law the Legialu- ture of Ner lor It htute appropriated $500,000 for highway improvement. There has been no appropriation this year, and the good roads supporters ueod to get to work soou if anything is to be done. Tho law provides I liar, the supervisors of a county must first lV'y the Stato engineer, who must investigate the improvements solicited and submit plans and ostinii.t t of cost to the supervisors. If the supervisors deoide upon having tlio improvement the State engineer must advertise for bids. The League of Americau Wheel men has been seeking to enlist the aid of automobiliats in its good roads work and it is hoped that some import ant legislation will be pushed through this winter. , A oopper oent reoently was drawn oat into 6700 feot ot wire. BALE. . Bender Isle t now rl8 In NiriireHlve speech. A M Ohvh me no power te eoriiKol In metiiphnr and trope ornH, I'll use mv lowlier it U in, anil st8 My (acts In humlile figure 8. Ynunir, beautiful snil llssnme R Was love. I nint wooeil hy William WS, Dally as they tnnthor Anil nltfhtly nt tin xnrileu c9; Vet when lie'il ank her If nhM m, Hlie over answered, "William, 8:" He sliowoil her nil Ids love so gtS, He iirKned every nllu till IN, Anil would at lenxtli expntls Upon his cheerless, lonesome sl,1, lie pleil with her to tlx the (18; Put lie would not imrtlclpS In Ids lonir, amorous ileliS, Hut would her forehead normal. Aud eoyly answer, "William, wsl" "At lenst," he cried, "O maid sedt, t Though It my woe may eiiirntvH, Tell, oh, I prny thee, led me stM, Ijov'et thou Another? On, relH Ids hHful ini'ne, iindsenl my fH!" HUe blusliing murmured, "Wllliirn Vi'i'." "I seel" he did eJuenlSj "lis 11 Tlsll I'm Wlnls-n V8:" He elasps the maiden roses; Their hearts In nipt U'-ouh Joy pill". "Aud may I klsn tluut onee, ilenr K1 Jiint oil" sweet klw? 8iw yec, oh, 8'.'' Tlio shy maid whispered softly, "3." They kissed; 't win spring In 'SS, lly fall they'd s 'or.i.l S.O.m.pas. Hut now iiIm that I niii.t cH! When she ph'.i I- furu kl.. tho grl liiif brute lines thin reluHS, "W8, K1, wS, Mr". Kj Wl, vS!" Frank ('rune, in the Century PITHAND POIJJT. .Tack Freshly "Are you eii'j;a;;el vet?" May Soniers "1'ropo.to ua.l see." l'uck. Mamt-.m "Why dor. 't you like Aunt Fanny?" Johuny "Oh ! she's ulwuye telling you not to spoil me."-- i'uek. The Caller "I should like to look at somo safeties." Tho Storekeeper "Yes, sir; bicycles or razors?" Vonkers Statesman. "f ho literary life ii n l a path of roses." "I don't know; lots of author; lire eternally throwing bouquets at themselvos. " Chicago Record. "My datislitor'R music," Bighed the mother, "has been a great expense." "Indeed?" returned the guest, ".jowo neighbor sued you, I suppose?" Enpeck ".Saunders i a man of turn anally sound judgment." Mrs. Ku peck "Jn other words, suppose bis opinions always coincide with yours." There wan once an nnent R.irnc.. Who alvnv.H cntwluil 'round on his kui'O. '1'iir," pal 4 he, "I inlht full Tt 1 ioo,l up at all; Ho I'm very uiuchsalur ou ttese!" Life. Boarding Houie Keeper (to newser vau!) "I wish you would go up nnd down stairs two at a time, Matilda; it would suvo icy carpets bo much." Fun. Horoman "Tho fact of the matter is my writings are uo ordinary stuiT. They are a luxury." Binghani '!' see. Something ono cau do without." lioston Truuscript. She "Do you remember how you used to put your arm around my waist when wo were engaged ten years ago'.' l'ou never do bo now." Ho "Xo; my arm has uotTgrown any longer." la diatiupolis Journal. "Of what is tho prisoner accused?" asked one of the meu who were to be judges in a French court-martial. " don't know anything about the case," answered the other, "excepting that the prisoner is guilty." Washington Sta.-- "Well, Mr. Smithers, did your boy Toll u got through his t xamiiiittious uo college all right?" asked the rector, "Not all of Yin," said Mr. Smithors. "He passed iu Latin, Oreek, English, and mathematics, but he flunked ou football," Harper's Bazar. Tommy "Pop, the ruin falls alike upon the just and the unjust, doesn't it?" Tommy's Pop "Yes, yes; dou't ask silly quettionsl" Tommy "And it isn't just to steal another man's umbrella, is it?" Tommy's Top "Certainly not. If you ask more " Tommy "But, pop, the rain doesn't fall upon the mail that steals the umbrella, und it does ou the man that had his stolen. Ftinnv, ain't it, pop?" l'hiladelphia Record. When Women Aro Honlck. "Are women more subjeot to soa nickness than men?" Au Atlantic cup tuiu answers: "Yes; but, ou the other hand, they aland it better. A woman struggles up to the point of despair against tho what I might eail the im propriety of the thing. She isu't ho much tortured by the pangs as she is worried by the prospect of becoming disheveled, haggard nnd draggled. She fights aguiust it to the lust, und keeos no appcurances as long as sho tan h Id up hor head. "then she becomes maudlin and path itio. Slio takes to her room nnd nivuiibly asks three questions. First, whether people die of seasickueat; then, how many miles wo are from shore, and, lastly, wheu wo shall got there. She also often asks bow deep tho water is, aid if I think it possible for any one to po seven days without any food. The doctor is always talked over. I am asked time and again if I think ho is capable and ellicieut, and if I have confidence iu him. Wheu the patient gets so ill thut she loses interost in the doctor she usually lies on her Bt.bi and cries by the hour. But, luckily, the more violent attacks only last n short time." Xew York Press. llalnritlU In tho TihimvhiiI. Throughout most of the Trnnsvan the midwinter months of July and August are practically rainless, the full amounting to only a email fraction of un inch. September, too, in usu ally dry. But with the advnuco of rpring, iu October und Xovembor, the rainfall rapidly increases, and when, after Christ mas, Hummer sets in there is a copious supply of from four to six' inches a mouth, In the wholo year about one day in six is ruiny. There arc, of course, some regions which aro practicully arid. But on the whole the country is as well off for water as, let lis say, our owu States between the Mississippi and the Rocky Monti-.' talus. What it noeds badly is a com prehensive system of water storago und irrigation. Doe Hi ol it Notorious Mun. The man who was killed by a posso of citineuH of Spring' Valley while seeking to otl'oct his capture for au alleged burglary, was ideutitled1 as u Springfield man who was known in that oity as "No Toe foe," because o having no toes on either foot. Cin cinnati (Ohio) Enquirer,