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Highest Grade. The best is the Cheapest. Tho Peer of Them AM fhfi Stein way & Sons' Pianos. The Jeweler, Hancock, Mich. SOLE AGENT FOR THE COPPER COUNTRY. ... mil t hef .Mowing Al planna; Decker & Sons, Sterling, Enter & Co., Camilla.. H'J the world-rviiownni K-tey organ. David Lanctot, ZitkUx of Wines, Spirits and Beer. Heals Barred at All Hours. Jftrtilcan McGLYNN BROS.. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS Of all Vin'l ' ,,rir" tnn work price on application. HANCOCK MICH. THK NorthwesternHouse H.urnrki Itch.. thv I' hotel "0, ""' HaiiciN-k but in the l'ppr IVtiiiihuIh. in situate on the hu-ine utiwi and in t4vtfi brHf rhriuifhut Kt. $'J irt L'.r() hafh oimwtiMii with f'2.SO rrorn. transieut rooms. HUM FS UNDER. Prop'r K. K TI.tlF.-TAIII.KH. Mm Trains 03 ;4. R. R. R. In Kffwji December:). 1SV4. . ... ni 1. 11 ,t Ar pui pn 111 C 1; 1 t kwl Jacket a ' 4 10 Of M I I 1 Taluiuet 8 24 I M fa- ; s: S 12 Oaouuia ....8 1 1.& 9.IW i3 Id .... Hancock 7 4' I 5n ! m. u . M Houghum ....raoi.4ii 901 ft id i iu t.i Ar Lv p m p m a n 1'iv -Dally eioeDt Sunday. te-isttr Trails 0! H.&C. R. R. In Effect tieoeraber 30 1SV4. t I ID I 4 j 47 I 4 1,1 2f 1' I m i in p tn Lt Arpmpusn 5 hi.... Lake Linden.... V I w iw n S.'C LlnwiKxJ n.18 t IS t.bi S il H L Unrten S.IS t 2h M S li Mills 8 10 t 9 4 S Iw .... W.nmInIiI .8.0' J 11 9 .47 32 iMIar Hay 7.6 I ( H .'"iW . llaneock . . ,7.4) 1 W' t. IB .J 8 55 Houghton. ..7.30 1.40 9. in P di Ar Lv p m p nt a n Dhi ont Hundft U.R.R. Tim Table: In firm December 15, 1805. TWAIN'S LEAVE HOUGHTON For !rt,jt an, He cant 2:00 a. m. tor tli'ittnoHiiil Marquette 2:21 p. m. TUAIXS AttKIVE IIOUOIITON From Marijuctteand Chd-airo p. m. I nun iH iroii hikI iI,i vat 7;Z3 . tn. MMiy. tDmiy except Sunday. For tii'kcta, time tatit and other Informa tion ip y i J. II. KOKO. Tlckft Aift. Ked .IrtOkft. Mich. -M.n.E or Chicago, Milwaukee Hi, Paal llallroad. HIE SUPERIOR DIVISION r 1 ?.'.r;))) 1 1 a l.D TRAINS FAST TIMEI US. 111 ir-. Vo"' OA'', ,), "uLLMAN BUFFET SLEEPING CARS. A'tekX Jll"." Tn ,h Northern Tnn. n K. k Mllwi,e. A North- Comm. .... w- E- TYLKIt, OKORrp . r,cl" A,t- RePubllo, Mloh. Brl r"MHr At., Chlcar. - August Pelto f iaa recelvid a large line of ZETcill G-ood.G, C)l the Latest Styles. IXtine t)r you can now the kikkIs In pi no nl Kt ttie ffuct better tlmn frutn anmll hhiii pltt. Al'CJITST TF.I.TO, Tailor. IIA.0 H. Midi. Noxt to Northwestern Hotel. Mothers I.ikp t llieir ho.v cliiliil in IIih lattxt auil m utfet tj It h. Fathers ljik to fp their Iom tiMfiiniiiiifl.tr fttrtl Mt the l.w tot piMoible fBt. Both Of thfHHf'xtrcmeumt't in the inoMf pt-rfect ni'U)iier in th Mvh' 1). iuriii'Hnt .f It a r (I tt'i h'h CI o t h i n i More, iinr tli l'ont otlk'f, llnneock. TIOAL ( ll l 'IM i:H. trc h'h Coiiuh Italnaui alwayti cun-n. Try It. (IimmI fa mil? wood at J. Vivian. Jr., & o.; ft a mrJ. Set i f R' )ir''' Briw.' kniveH ani forkn, fS.oOat M.fiittlfrV Ilrnwn'H Poiiith HhIhiuii hn no eijual. For nale bv nil iIhmIit. To Rent Five lare roomH n thf vMatfe of Laiirium; cent rail jr located. Applv toSaiu Mawrenee. Smokern. if you have failinf to Ami a jikrar to uit rnn. try "HeimlirhV r,rown." the lt In the market. Fort Salk A uol iniUh row, will calf in ahoit to wi-ekn. For particular) apply to IVter Oplantl, ramarack loca tmu. It not only i ho, it niu-t l ho. One Minute Coiiirh Cure acta quickly, autl tbat'rt what make it go. KAui.rcPitro Stokk. Foi'MH-At Tamarack. duriiiK the holi iIhjp, a bltck ciM'ker bitch epai.id; tncil iiini ize. 0nr can have the eatne by calling at thin oIHcm and i'yin for ad. A hurh lier with a torpi 1 liver will not a l..iiir liver, t'orrecr the liver with IMVitt'n Littl-Karly Uiera, little nil's that cure tljapephia and eoiiHtiuation. Kaui-k lhit:u Stoke. Soothing, h'alitiir. cIcanHinR IVW'tt'a Witch Hait i Salve in the enemy to nor-e, woihkIh and 1-ilfH, which it never fai'a to cure. Mopn iirhin)C "I'd burning, t.'urea chHi Ofil i) nnd eo'd m r " In two or three hours. Kahi.k Intro Rtouk. J. V. IW-, Itepir-'ic, In., "I hav ti-ed O Miituti Cmuh 'ure in ny fa)iiiiy Hnd f.r invM-lf, with rtnulta Honat M u tory thai I can hardly find word to rtpr-). tnywlf a to ila merit. 1 will never fail t recommend it tootlurn, on every occasion tht pr- H.nta itHelf. Kouk Iki:o Ktorb. TIi ltry Oman. Jamen 0. (llanville in the aole npent for theltey t.iano or onrana for Calumet and vicmit. and all partu- w inhiint to purcliHHeoneof thene ceUbrafetl inatru menta tnuat et It thn.uifh the above agency. Six nionthH'leHHonHfnetoeverv purchiiner of piano or ortn. Apply at No. C10 Hlue Jacket, or at Kde'adya worka, opponite Kohlhaaa' meat niarnet, Front at reet. The MUlfr' Mutual Fire Insurance company of llounhton and Keweenaw rountiea, or iranixeil in 1800 according to th law- of the State of Michigan, will in-ure proper ty ot It men.bera. lUve pabl fire loenea over $:i,000nurinir It" existence. The rompanv paid back 1urin the last year to aiity two t.f Ita memla rs of five jeara' atandinirC8pern'ntc.f thir premiums, amounting to 3,5(. Will pay back durinjr thla year on the amerateto thlrtv-oif members o( five yr' stand Inir ft.447. On the first day of this tear the company bad 344 mcmhera, fW7, 440 worth fit property Insured, and f 0.&94. li to treasury. For further par ticulars apply to the nndersiiincd. Jon PiMgvisT, Frrsidcnt. ALtxUlNoNK.H.S.'crctarr. Ofllce, 443 Fine atrrel, upstaira. Ked Jackst. . Portage Late Itos. Prof. Louis Favour to Be Here on Janu ary 28. The ' Drettrirk Nkule' Flay Toal.erce Auilieiiee at the II ou a blow Armory-Word Arrives From Or. Untitir, Trof. Louia Favour will give the third number of I he Y. M. C. A. course id enter tainuiHtita at the tiew hall January '28. The Miibj-cr of the evening maybe called the science of tdectricity, populariied. The evening Mill ronaiat of a sericH t.f ex periments each explained in nn iuterest in rather than technic-il manner. Thia is Prof. Favour's aim, to instruct, but to above all interest hia audience. The ex peiimciita sill have a wide range from w orking models of nil the practical uses of electricity to others purely umusing. The whole from its iiewtiesa and the mystery with w hich the subject is viewed by nearlv eterj body, should make thia the most popular number of the course and the hall will doubtless be filled. The ' Deest rick Skule" wna given ton packed house at the Houghton Armory Friday evening and the audience was kept in the beet of humor throughout the entire evening by the quick succession of funny ncenea aud jokes. 1'rof. Duly Mi( one made a perfect old time school master aud was ns much pleased as the audience when one of the drawing class, II. J. Stevens, dm an excellent likeness of huu on the blackboard aud turned it around to thexpectators. "Little" John McNamara, six feet six, was an unfailing source of amusement after he wna led in by his big sinter. Mrs. II. J. Steveua was another star and as a gurn chewing school Kill was iHTftrt. We understand the house netted the Fpworth league of ( i race M. F. church neurly $.'100. The Social club has ismicd invitations for its animal dancing party to be given at St. Patrick's Hall, tm the evening of .lauuary 1H. The committee ot arrange ments consists of the following members of (he club: E. C. Jacques, J. I'vabao, William Ucutenbacb, James McCauley, F. Lanctot, Eugeue Murphy. J. (Joulette, L. Slattery nml James Sliney. Tho floor coiuiinttee will be A. J. Flynn, A. F. Jacques, 1. Delauey, E. Mtl'auley and lerry Nagle. Mucio will be by the Twin City orch stra. very delightful leap year paity was aiven Saturduy evening at 1'feifTer'a Hall Saturday eveuing by about twenty-live young ladies of Hancock and Houghton. The i lub orchestra furnished the music and afier the dancing light refreshment a were served. friend of Ir. (Jasser received a letter from him Saturday from his borne in Swiizeilmd saving that the business that took him there would keep him sev eral months till. Thinscta at rent tie fears of his friends here ns to his where abouts. Do not forget the lecture at St. Pat rick's Hall this evening by Thomas Mc Wiigh. The lecture Will treat its subject, Ireland, iu a new way, being the story ! a hicy tie trip about the historic island, illustrated by fine stereopticon views. The case of l'atrick Slattery and John li. It.tnu vs Ji hu J. Il'guey has been h guu iu the circuit court. The lesue 1 oer some of the Chicago lota which Mr. Uiguev sold iu this section some time "go. Foit Sale Vt a bargain, for cash or time, at leMM thnu the reut would be, the I'.utterl'nld House, Houghton; a good hotel with thirty rooms; good barn. Call on or address, C. D. llanchette, Han cock. Foa Salk A team of driving horses. Very gentle. One 5 years old and the other 0 years. Each wciuhiug 1,050 pounds. Apply to YV. A. Dunn, Hough ton. Henry Cannon on Saturda bought out the saloon, the Tiger, in Houghtou from his brother Charles aud will ruu it bim sell iu the future. We understand that Mr. A. J. Utterson has taken the agency for that popular brand of cigars, the Waverly. LAKEJJNDEN. Postmaster A. A. Guck visited friends at Calumet yesterday. The Misses Ethier, of Calumet, are via iting friends at .South Lake Linden for a fewdnvs, The 0. M. H. club announce a social hop to be given at the LakeLiudea Opera House on the evening of Friday, Febru ary 7. ' Miss Chnrlotta Pa ton entertained a number of her young lady and gentlemen friends at her home last Friday evening. S.. ial games, etc., were the evening's amusements and all report ft pleasant time. The local society of Junior Temple of Honor and Temperance will give a social in the hall of the Harris block on Satur day evening. January 23. The Calumet society bna been Invited to attend and a pleasant evening Is anticipated. The social dance given bv the Golden Star club at the Opera House last Fri day evnlng was largely attended and all present had a very p'ea-ant time. The music for the oecaaaion furnished it.rM.rt' orchestra was flrat-claae and j dancing was kept opuntil early morning, i . TAILOR C0STUME9. , Mlrd Oooda, Itotiffh and Smooth Clot ha, Clika and I'laltla. New twtHils, h('mrrpnu$ and thick clot ha for cold wentherare woven In mixed color of neutral tlnta. Some are flecked, wliihj others era truercd ty fiiint lhu , lnUicutltig large or amnll clanka und plaids. Covert coating and stnootli fluthn, with a aatln llnU!i, are i!ro setn Iu Isah lu iitnil and decided ttilors, a are thick, rough sertres. All ti cmi fabrics are Included in tlirt lUt of material Intended for geiHral service. Fancy crcjjorii of wool, fcliot tulTita and Jipsmklng are much employed for unartcr oust umea for Vis. ting, etc. Tailor gowns, tinlvertiully worn for walking, aro composed of any of the good mentioned aud have a plain iklrt cut close at the top and flaring around the foot. Some of thco plain fcklrtaore fluUliwl with stitched tabs of traps of the material laid down either side eeam from tho wulnt. The bodice U In the form of an Eton Jacket or a coat. The usual cont ihajio baa a short, full basque. Tailor gowns are generally made with an outside t-out to match, so that for cold weather only tho nthlltlou of furs la mn-ea-ary. The coat may be close fitting or may have looe fronts, the latter atyle hav- fh ' . i! YOrSO OIItL'8 GOWT. ingthe mora faidiionablo look. A collm of sable or chinchilla Is worn over tho coat, with a muff to match. (iayety and extravagance are character lstioof thin winter's fashion. Delicate colors, easily defaced; delicate fabrics, en during no hard wear, ami flowers and feathers that demaud careful consideration compose tho fashionable wardrobe. They aro charmingly becoming, but alio very expensive. 1 Feather muflN ore tho latest develop mcnt, and with them are worn either a fanciful capote or a much beplumed Loul Quinzu bat. Tho Illustration shows n young girl's gown of blue mohair. It has a godct kkirt, finished around tho foot with a nir row plaiting of bhick liberty satin. The bjouso bodice is gathered at the neck and waUt and also down thn shoulder senma. CoqnSllcs of plaited black ratlnare carried dow n clthnr side of tho front, passing be hind tho collar. The balloon sleeve li gathered with a black en tin cuff. JVVIC (TIOLLET. MEN'S CHARACTERISTICS. low Thry Are L'tllizrd by tho Tendsrs of Jally Kewnpiiper. Part of tho stock In trade of the keepers uf newsstands Is their memory. Not only can they remember the faces of their cus tomers, but they know at a glance, almost without thinking, what particular paper the customer takes every morning. There la a woman with a ii'nvs'tnd at ono of tho "L" stations In Harlem who doca a rushing business Srt5 days in tho year. Sho lias hundreds of customers, yet she knows each one as bo comes along and gets his paper ready to bo passed to him. Let a customer change bis paper, and tho next day sho Is ready with two papers, the new ono ns well ns that which ho has been in the habit of taking. She holds them both toward 1dm, watching his eye ot she does so. IYforo ha is nwnre that he has inado bis wish known tho particular paper lie wants Is iu bis band. She has caught tho glance of his eye and knows whether ho has decided to go back to his old lovo or to take up with his choioo of yesterday morning. She never makes a mistake. If sho should chatico to hand a man tho wrong paper, it. Is boer.uso ho has changed his mind suddenly, at the very instant, and she has not had time to follow his fickle mentality. On Sunday tho man may take several papers. After the first Sunday she has them all bundled up for him ns soon as he Is In eight, or, if bo sends ono of his children or a servant, she knows tho new comer after seeing him or her once, aud the papers aro ready regularly. fcnmn regular customers do not always havo tho money ready, or may Imi in a hurry to catch the train. It is all ono to her. Tho customer waves his hand In token of his tlcslro for her to "put it on tho slato," and she smiles an acquiescence. She ha.scorcs of little accounts llko this, but Ln never writes them down. Her memory Is enough. When tho tlmo comes for sett lenient, sho can toll tho figure with out hesitation, even If sho happens to bo serving two or threo other peoplo at tho same instant. Her mental books always balanco. It was after tho morning rush, and she had a little tlmo, tho other day, when sho was asked how she contrived to remember every one with whom she did business. "Oh, It comes natural," she said. There 1ft always a little peculiarity about every one, and I fix that peculiarity lu my mind, almost without knowing It. Ono man has a certain kind of walk, an other a smile, another a quick. Jerky way, another a scowl, and so on. Then there is something about a person's dress that keeps him iu your mind. Ho may not wear tho sarno clothes all tho time, but thero Is something in tho way that ho pua them on that makes him distinctive. No two 'men wear their clothes the same way. You could tako a suit of clothes and put them on a dozen different men of exactly the same size, one after the other, and I could pick out each one, If they all woro masks." "How about women?" "Oh, thero Is more difference between women than men. But then, you never see two women dressed exactly alike. Women's clothes vary much moro than those of men. With men It is just coats nnd trousers and hats and a cano, and that Ls all. If it were not for tho Individual characteristics of men they would be so much alike thao no ono could tell thorn apart-" New York Press. Who on Earth Can This lir Among recent visitors to Homo was an American clergyman Darned Paxton. lis acOosted an Englishman at a hotel and ex plained to him not only the colossal great ness of the United States, but also the pe culiar distinction of the Kev. Mr. Paxton. lis aald that aoina of the most noted men In America bod been members of his con grt gntlon, and he mentioned some names of famous millionaires. The Englishman remarked that Mr. Paxton accrued to bavt S great attraction for notorious thieves, and the clergyman smilingly admitted that fome at those notablo men were a lit tht"wnrnj." Subsequently tho KnglhuV man luaroed from mmt other Americans that all the statements of tha Per. Mr. ltoxtcn a'joul himself were acourata, but that he was suspected In Amorloaotna In Atuorloa of by Ua worldly. A SONQ AT NIQHT. Through 4 rtftins elond floors bura th stars (Tha rufklug bird U stnimic); Tbu cattU d by pasture burs (Tha mocku f bird t aing'.ng). Down by tho aiders night winds blow. On swaying grasava uewdrop. glow, Th rose drops peUls soft as snuw (Tha working bird la a'.nglng). Tb moonlight gift, o'er mi wining pinea (The moekir.g bird la aingtug). Tho gleaming whiOi rid aily wiuda (The mocking bird la singing) Around the meadow by tha mill, Wliert all the aulao of duy is atill And alien t brood tha whiiipourwlll (Tha mocking bird la aiugtug). Th aong of nlglt atsvo day'a death (Tha mot king bird U singing). It need no words, tho thing ho aalth (Tha mocking bird la ainging) With evermore tkat minor strain ttlcr.t In tha haunt'ng sweet refrain, bach as hearts sing when tanght by puia (Tho mocking bird la Hinging). Irene N McKay in Youth's Companion. A PRINCESS' RANSOM. "It is quite certain that they will fhoot me," suid Princess Karoly, look ing her fellow prisoner squarely iu the face. "My husband will never pjy all those francs down for me. Ho will not think me worth it." "The cur !" oid the Irishman fierce ly. The princess laughed softly. "How do you know that I am worth it?" the asked lightly. "Believe me, Mr. Gildea, the world will say my hus band is well rid of me. I was going to demand a separation from him in tho autumn, and now- Ah, well! A scan dal will be prevented, and the best of messieurs leg brigands' drugs is that their effect is lasting." "Lasting indeed!" Gerald Gildea'a eyes laughed back into hers. Then they grew grave again. "I'm glad littlo Lucy'i ransom was so promptly paid." "Are you engaged to her?"othe prin cess asked quickly. "They told me so in Ajaccio. " "They told yon Iim in Ajaccio, ma dame. Lucy is heart free for me. " "Ohel" And the princess laughed softly to herself. "And when will they pay your ransom, Mr. Gildea?" "When yours is paid, mudamo. " "At tho Greek kalends?" The prin cess' face was white under her sunburn, but her eyes laughed still. Gildea bent hia head gravely. "At tho Greek kalends, princess. Did you expect it to be otherwise?" "I I no What need for more lies now, wheu we are going to die, Ger ald?" "No need at all now. Do yon know, princess, I have uever heard your Chris tian name?" "Have you not? It is not a pretty name Zenobia " "It is an imperious kind of name. It suits you." "You think so? Ah, never mind I IIow old are you, Gerald? Twenty-five? And I am SO. Neither of ns old, and yet neither of ns very sorry that we shall have our throats cut in a day or ea" "Hush I Do not fpoak of it " "But I must tpoak. I am curions. I wonder how it will feel if it will hurt much. Liko your Queen Anne Bullon, I have a little neck. I would rather be shot. I think, but these Corsicans aro so ready with their knives. A-ah," aud she shuddered a little, "do you believe in paradise aud purgatory and all that, Gerald? I was a good Catholic ouce, tut now" "I believe in everything, princess, al though I am a Protestant." "Ah, happy you 1" the princess 6ighed. "Ilave you a mother, Mr. Gildea, or a sister?" "Both," Gerald Gildoa answered, and for a moment there came into his blue eyes the shadow of a half conquered pain. It had beset him an hour or two before, when tho American girl's ran som had arrived and she had turned to him for one moment with a dumb en treaty in her eyes. She was going back to home and friends, her look seemed to gay. Would not he at least send word to those who loved him of tho peril in which he stood? The money would be paid at once, Gerald Gildea knew, but then he must leave behind the princess, she whom her friends called the loveli est nnd her enemies tho worst woman in Russia. It was only death the prin cess need fear, Gildea knew, too, for he was aware that she had one bosom friend that would help her from any worse fate. And, so thinking, he made op his mind to abido tho eud with her. "Unr jailers are busy playing morra," said tho princess, breaking in upon his thoughts. "Shall we play, too, Gerald? You do not know how? Fie I Come, 6but your eyes and guess how many fin gers I hold np Well, what are you thinking of to make yon look so grave? A woman? Tell me her name." "Alice and Honor. " The princess' straight brows met in a frown. "Two women?" 6hesaid, with an odd. little laugh. "Are they pretty women, then? Tell me about them." "My mother is lovely, not pretty," Gerald Gildea said gravely. "Honor is not pretty either, but she has the pleas antest face in tho world." "You speak as it you were sorry for her," the princess said in an altered voice. "Is your sister delicate?" "She is a hopeless ciipple. At lease she will never bo alio to walk as long ns she lives. But I ought not to have called her hopeless. There never was a merrier creature than my sister Honor." "And your mother? Her name la Alice, you said. Tell me about her, Gerald." "My mother I have nothing to tell of her, princess." "You said the was lovely. Is she fair or dark like yon?" "Dark like me. Darker, I think. Do not let ns speak of my mother, pr inoesa, " "Ah!" the princess said Udder her breath. Then sho leaned forward and laid her hand on the Irishman's locked fin gers. "My dear 1" she whispered softly as her hand was taken aud held tigbtiy. "My dearP The banditti were still playing tuorra. though the moon was well np in the sky, aud the losers were cursing in good Bet terms. Bat the prisoners were sleep ing that is to aay, Gerald Gildea was sleeping as soundly as a child, with a Leap of grass for a pillow, but though the shadow of a great rock was over the princess also, she was wide awake, and not a word of their captors' talk hud she lost as she sat crouched in the shadows looking np at tho slender sickle of tho moon with wide, intent eyes. Presently she put her fingers into her ears to shut out the loud laughter and louder oaths, but the thoughts would not fall into co herent shape even then. Something thus thsy ran : Highest of an ia Lcarcnbff rower Latest U. S. Gort Report ABSOEJUTtEUX F3JDE "They will kill us tonight. I heard tbein say so I wonder if Grrald knows. How can he sleep l.ko that? I am not a cowurd, yet I could not sleep. Or am I a coward, after all? I baldly know. Ob. mo, I know nothing! I have wasted my life. Wnat will Ivan say, I won der? He can install La Ma.scotte in my rooms now. Aud how ill the lluo satin will go with her red hair! Perhaps Ivan will be Kerry for n little. He was fond of mo once. Poor Ivan! I dare say it was more than half my fault that we were so unhappy. I wonder what they will do with us when we aro dead. Will they bury us or throw us into the sea? They'll bury os, t-erhaps, becanse of the hue aud cry. Are they moving over there? I think they are. I wonder I am not more frightened if I um a coward." She closed her eyes fur a moment, mur muring an incoherent littlo prayer. "Forgive me and hiru and make us happy somewheie, dour heaven. And make Ivan h.ij too. und comfort; those two women, ll nor aaid Alice. And bmtuso ho st.iid for my sake, do thou lay his death at my door. Amen, amen!" Then he opened her eyes nnd took her fingers funu her ears, fur, us the paid to herself, it did vot becoinn a Ka roly to dio huddled up liko a rabbit in a burrow. They were whispering to gether again, aud sho lif-toned eagerly. "They have been drinking," alio said to herself, patting her hand to the friend that lay snugly in tho bosom of her gown. "What is it they say? Whose beauty do they want to spoil? Please God, mine." Then a wavering footstep came to ward her, and a coll fear suddenly smote the princess, holding her fast so that she could not speak or Fhriek, though in some occult way she knew that her companion in danger was awake. Gildea rose up on his elbow and waited quietly. In her corner the princess crouched, listening intently. Sho could hear steps and whispers, and though not a sound came from Gildea sho knew that they were abont their devil's work. There was a dull silence, aud then a very faint moan scarcely more than a sigh, but Princess Karoly heard it and leaped to her feet, thrust ing her hand into her bosom. She weut straight t'J the placo where he lay, gave one steady look into the blinded eyes, and then, with something liko a smile on her lips, drew her hand from her bosom and sent a merciful bullet straight into his heart. Then sho dropped on her knees and caught the brown head to her bosom, kissing tho marred face with heartbroken kisses and whispering ten der words into tho ears that could not hear her tender words that now her husband hears her murmuring iu her sleep o' nights. For, five minutes after her bullet had found ita billet in Gerald Gi Idea's heart, a mule came down the road from Ajaccio, laden with her ran som money. Again fate had been un kind to Princess Karoly. Nora Hopper in Sketch. Oak and Tine. Theoretically speaking, the oak is the wood which can be put to the greatest variety of uses, but, as a matter of fact, the piuo is most used on account of its abundance. The timber of tho oak, which combines in itself the essential elemcuts of strength und durability, hardness and elasticity iu a degree which no other tree can boast, has been used as a ma terial for shipbuilding since jhe time of King Alfred. It is also employed in architecture, cabinet making, carving, mill work, coopering aud a thousand and one other ways, while tho bark ia of great valuo as furnishing tan and yielding a bitter extract in continual de mand for medicinal purposes. Tho timber of the piuo is also used in house and ship carpentry. Common tur pentine is extracted from it, and much tar, pitch, resin and lampblack. Splint ers of the resinous roots serve the High landers instead of candles. Fishermen make rojs'8 of tho inner bark which the Kamchatdalcs and Laplanders steep in water and utilize for making a coarse kind of bread. The oil obtained from the shoots of the dwarf pine is a kind of universal medicine among the peasants of Hun gary, while the soft grained silver fir is in much requisition for the sounding boards of musical instruments, and the Germans employ it almost exclusively in their vast toy factories. Iu the manu facture cf lucifcr matches, and, above all, paper pulp, thousauds and tens of thousands of acres of pine,, forests are cut down every year, aud tho timber, constituting the chief material of L'ng lish and American buildets, is move used than all other kinds of wood put together. Loudon Timber. Etprnra of Traveling Salomon. The traveling expenses of the com mercial Kalosineu of tho couutry foot up over $300,000,000 u year, and their to tal sal.ii ies aud comi;iiisious probably imount to abont $-1 j0,000,000. But those gre.t sums uiaklug together $7i0,000,000, won Id not begin to pay for the cost aud loss of time that would result were we to return to the old sys tem of letting the customers dj the traveling ami visit thw wholesalers in Iersou. A good deal t.f j-lea-suve, how ever, has Loeu lost out of life by th change of methods. The letailer tued to euji y his occasional (rips to the gtcat cities to buy poods, while his daily life ou the road is a bore to the druiuiucr. It !goiirrall.7 iuposeo!thats,T!yi bands and feet constitute a toicn of blue Moo I atd ot ancient Ulcoko. It Is a reumikablo tart that In thchor.se of commons In Eng land Quito the linokt atd amalh kt ftct, bu lotig tu peoplo tif (.lubdan birth, whcr.u. those who-io orlsia fc.u Lcei) both noble arid Illustrious have the Lvrg t nnd must graceless sd..l extremities. Arthur lial four, Lord Salisbury's ci j-bcw, than whom It Is Impossible to find my ono inorv blh brvd a;iJ arl. totmtil enjoj t..o rli.tliio tlon of wearing the laxir. t and luajr --t boots in tho ho u so. Lis f "t vr bclm la every way ahsoluto beetle crushers. Jo. u Hums, the labor leader, uii thn contrary, lias exceedingly amall feet. It U nlso s..:.i that the Princess of Wales and lur da i-.i ters havo larfa feet and exceedingly 1 r.; and homely hand. Philadelphia Tiiu SEALED UY A SHOT. A SINGULAR INCIDENT OF THE BAT TLE AROUND ANTIETAM. Vrlnu Soldlrra A 1 moat Faanlahod For Lnofc ot VVaUr Ilaeover a Rprlag A CoataaV. ral fc hot Ended tho KLrafglo for ta Himrkllng- Liquid. From I he first peep of dawn Hooker, 4i the extreme right, having crossed Antietum creek the previous evening, hud beeu pounding the Confederates and getting as good iu return, and Mansfield in tho center had been seconding Fight ing Joe's endeavors jwith varying suc cess, so that it was fully high noon be fore Bnrnside on the left received any intimation that his wing of the army was to have any greater share in the controversy than that of interested audi tors. Though there had been some brisk fekirmifbiug in front of the left, all eyea in that quarter were turned toward the center tf the stage, and when it was learned that the gallant Mansfield had gone down In the conflict thete was mauy a pong of grief, for Mansfield was a hero. While the troops lay massed by bri fade in the open fields and broiling sun between the creek and the low bluff to the east of the bridge, they sought to pre pare themselves for whatever might come ly keeping their canteens filled with water. The creek, so near and yet so far, proved to be a danger line for the occupants of both banks of the stream, for it was nlmost certain death for either Federals or Confederates to ap proach the stream, so that Burneide's men sped their time by reliefs in pro- caring the coveted liquid wheresoever it could be found in the rear. Directly eastward from the famous stone bridge, and immediately to the rear of na cf the massed brigades, and scarcely 200 yards distant from the creek, wna found by some of the eager searchers a diadem in the shape of a stream of cool, pure water pouring from the face cf a slaty embankment ox scarce ly more than ten feet in height. During all the past time that this diminutive stream had been making its egress from the bosom of the earth it had been permitted to spread itself out over the adjoining roenduw land or find its way to thecr k through the shallow morass that formed at the base of the insignificant knoll from which it seeped. Never, perhaps, since the creation did such a small trickle of water jump so suddenly into importance and usefulness as did the one iu question, for the prac ticed eyes of the water famished Yan kees, who had learned by their experi ence on the peninsula to smell water afar, followed up the moistened water course to its source, aud, having found the head thereof, it was but a matter of a few minutes till they had a solid stream of the sparkling gem of about one-half inch in diameter pouring through a tiongb which had been im provised from the bark of a nearby sap ling. This Improved condition of the little stream, becoming known to all tha troops lying near by, proved to be the signal for a general riot, for the strag gle for the privilege of holding the can teen under the spout became so boister ous that the officers were compelled to place not only a guard, but a cordon, of troops arouud it to prevent the contend ing soldiers from murdering each other in their mad endeavor to get just one taste of the coveted prize. . .1 this, too, in the face of the fact that the Johnnies beyond the creek bad opened their bat teries and musketry ou the columns then moving in the direction of the bridge, and numerous missiles found their way to a disagreeable proximity to the spring. But just as a semblance of order had been restored the word was passed to "fall in," and the life giver was left to itself and for the time for gotten, but as the brigade advanced by battalion the soldier could not refrain from casting a backward glance of re gret at the thread of silver dancing in the afternoon sun. Half an hour later the battle was on in all its fury, and every moment add ed to the stream of wounded men pour ing backward out of tho line of danger. Tho-e who knew the spring made straightway for it, foll-rwed by others, for who of those who ever bad the ex perience can forget for a moment the terrible condition of a wounded soldier with an empty canteen? If the strife for possession of the spring previous to the advance had been furious, it was now a thousand times wor.-e. for around that bit of moisture surged a maddened, frenzied mass of bleeding humanity in all the conditions cf wounds resulting from the fierce battle then raging less than half a mile distant and consequent turmoil. o fierce was the struggle that they de stroyed the spout, and the mad and fam ished men would rush forward if only to get a hand wet At this supreme moment a Federal battery took a position on the knoll-immediately above the spring and opened on the enemy. This brought a reply from a Confederate battery on the high ground beyoud tne creek, and about the first gun from the other side settled the contention as to the value cf the little stream, for a solid shot struck the em bankment about a foot above the outlet cf wnttr, luiifd itself out cf sight and shut off the water as completely as a faucet ever stopped the flow from the nozzle cf a hydrant. Notwithstanding the excellent practice of the rebel artil lery, some cf thn suffering soldiers hov ered aUmt the spot for a time in the hope that the water would find another outlet, but such proved a vain dream Indeed, as the writer. 80 days thereaft er, passing that way, sought a sip of the coveted nectar and found the only evidence that a stream had ever flowed from the spot to be the dilapidated re mains of the improvised bark spout Pittaburg Difpatcb. Polite at first meant polished, and was uwlied to any smooth, ahininj surface.