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IN A WILD STAMPEDE
HORSE AND RIDER SWEPT ALONG FOR
TWO DAYS IN A BUFFALO HERD.
A Cavalryman on Hunt Separated From
111 Companions and Carried For Many
Mile Arrosa the 1'lains by Frlghteued
"It was In ISM, tlio year of the closo of
the civil war," said Hank Marsten.aMon
tana cattleman. "I was high private In
the Second Kansas cavalry, and, Instead of
being mustered out at the clone of the
struggle, our regiment was ordered to the
column sent out against tho Arapahoes
and southern Cheyenne?, who had been
playing hob on the plain while our hands
wero tied up fighting the Johnny liens
This kind of campaigning was not new to
Kansans, for whom alkali water and dusty
plains hid no terrors. Wo passed through
a country where there was tho finest ante
lope and buffalo hunting, and we took such
advantage of our opportunities that it was
an unlucky day when the hunters didn't
bring in meat enough to supply the entire
"Three of us, Tom Packard, Ed Farns
worth and myself, started out one morn
Ing with two days' rations In our haver
sacks for a hunt, shaping our courso to the
right of the line of march. Wo killed .wo
antelopes tho first day, but It was not until
the morning of the second day that wo
lighted buffaloes. Hut when wu did there
were buffaloes, and no mistake. It was the
big southern herd feeding northward from
the Texas plains that wo had come upon,
and tho prairie was black with buffaloes as
far as the rye could reach.
"Thousands and tens of thousands of
tho heavy shouldered, shaggy necked
brutes wcro pasturing as peacefully as cat
tlo on a farm, with tho bulls standing
guard on the outskirts all around to keep
off tho wolves that wero sneaking about
the herd watching for a chanco to snap
tip a 6tray calf. We staid to look At tho
scene for awhile before we got down to
work. Our spencer carbines did not carry
far enough to stalk the buffaloes at long
range. We had to ride in on them, and,
each man picking out the buffalo he want
ed to kill we gave our horses free rein
and the spur, and rode at the herd.
"It was half a minute or so before the
buffaloes seemed to get It into their heads
that wo were coming and make up their
minds what to do, and by that time we
wero among them. Then the nearest ones
turned and ran, and this gave the alarm
to those beyond them, and they ran too.
So the panic spread through the herd like
tho tipping down of a row of bricks, and
in a minute or more the whole herd wos
in motion. Farnsworth and Packard each
got the buffalo ho went for, and they bag
ged two more besides. But the one I se
lected It was a fat young cow was so
far in the herd and ran so well that by
tho time I was alongside her the buffaloes
were all around me, every one running
head down and tail in tho air, not caring
for what stood in tho way. There was
only one thing to do, and that was to go
with them. Si I sent a shot In behind tho
cow's shoulder that dropped her, and then
let my horse tako his hrad Ho was car
ried away, nsa horso is apt to be, by the
excitement of the stampede, and tried to
run away. This took us farther into the
herd, until the buffaloes got so thick about
us that ho could not force his way among
them. After that for hours and hours
there was nothing but dust and noise,
with buffaloes on every side us far as I could
see through tho smother, crowding, jos
tling, pushing, every ono trying to get
ahead of the others. My horse wus jammed
and tossed about by the buffaloes, but ha
kept his footing and went along with the
rest. Tho dust filled my eves and nostrils.
"Darkness came, and still the stampede
went on through the night. It was not
until morning that the buffaloes slowed up
and began to scatter and feed. I tried then
to work my way out from among them,
but before I had got half way out my mo
tion alarmed them and they stampeded
again. There was no stopping the thing;
so long as they saw me among them they
were bound to stampede, and there was no
ge ttlng away from them. They carried me
along with them that day, and, although
now their pace had slowed to a walk,
they did not stop until darkness f( 11 again.
Sometimes wo would come to a gulch and
I could hear the thumping sound as the
buffaloes off to left or right went heels over
head down to tho bottom over the edge.
Hut by good luck the part of the herd
where I was struck n place every time where
wo could get across. About 10 o'clock In
tho night the buffaloes halted onco more
nnd began to scatter and feed. A good many
of them lay down, as if they wero tired out
with traveling and wanted no more of it.
I started again to get clear of them, and
this time, by working carefully along, let
ting my horso feed as ho went and avoid
ing every motion that might alarm them
I got to tho edge of tho herd just as the
sky was growing light in tho east.
"When I felt that I was far enough be
yond tho main herd to be safe ogainst an
other stampede, I shot n young bull.
Strange to say, this caused no stampede or
sign of alarm among tho buffaloes. They
had had enough of stampeding, aud those
nearest the bull only moved away a few
steps at the report of my carbine, and then
lay down or went on feeding. It was not
only that they wero tired, but they had got
used to my presence, and I have no doubt
that my horso and I could havo kept with
them as long as we chose without throw
ing them into a stampede ngain.
"I took tho buffalo's tongue and a cut
from his loin, and then set out to find wa
ter, leading my horse; for he was too hidly
played out for me to ride him after all we
had been through. I struck a spring in
the course of an hour, and water was good
for us about that time. After my horso
and I had drunk all it was safe to drink at
the time, I washed the dust from my eyes
and face, picketed my horse out to feed and
cooked about six pounds of steak tor my
breakfast. Then I dropped down in my
tracks and slept till nightfall I got my
bearings by the stars and set out to find
our command. I knew the direction they
would take and how far they could inarch
in a day, and I hit it so well that I was in
sight of the dust raised by the column on
the march by 8 o'clock next morning.
They were surprised enough to see me alive
and sound, for Packard and Farnsworth,
after following me up awhile, had come
back to camp to report that I had been car
ri d away by the buffaloes. A party had
been sent out to follow tho trail and gath
er up and bury so much of my remains as
could be found. They came into camp six
Lours after me.
"But I was a hard looking sight when
I got back to tho command. I was covered
with dust from head to foot, 'and my
trousers had been worn clean froui my
legs by tho rubbing against them of tho
buffaloes. My horso had 20 places on his
rump and sides where tho skin had Iteen
torn by the horns of the buffaloes crowd
ing against him." New York Sun.
A Faithful f't'llinver lu the t'aiup of m
T .action Company.
Jersey City h..s a !' known to every
resident as Trolley Mike. This dog lias a
mania for riding on front platforms of
trolley ears and acts as if he felr himself tho
friend of every itioiorman and conductor
within tho city limit-.
Trolley Mlko makes tho rounds of tho
trolley lines in Jersey City every month,
He rides for a day or two with tho motor
men of the Newark road, then a day or
two with those of tho courthouse lino,
next with those of tho Bnyonuo system,
and so on to tho end of tho list. He is fed
with crusts from motormcn's and con
doctors' luncheons, and ho refuses to take
even raw meat from tho hand of n man
not wearing the trolley company's uni
form. Ho clings to inspectors, not yield
ing his place beside one of theso officials
to anybody or any bruto. Ho goes liko a
shot at any dog that gets a kind word or a
pat from tho conductor or motorman of
tho car with which ho is traveling and
makes a fight which no dog in Jersey City
has been able to cpual in the short notice
For a person in ordinary citizen's
clothes Trolley Mike has neither eyes nor
cars nor tail. All blandishments from a
stranger are ignored by him. He walks
through a car amid a chorus of "good
doggy" and "nico fellow" without a
wag or a glance, takes his place lieslde tho
motorman and relaxes his dignity only
when a blue clad arm is stretched forth to
pet him. Thero is not a case on record of
Trolley Mike's having varied his system
atic rounds of the Consolidated Traction
company's lines in Jersey City. When he
once starts his one day or two day in
spection of a certain line, he sticks to his
programme despite all offers of sausages
and crusts from tho employees of other
lines. In changing routes, moreover, ho
follows his own established order, without
varying it under persuasion or attempted
duress, month in and month out.
Trolley Mike is not beautiful to look on.
He is a mixture of about all things canine
from tho ferry to Bergen Point and from
Newark to New York bay. He weighs
about 35 pounds, is short haired and has a
eomlfrizzled coat that suggests nothing
except multiplicity of breeds. His color is
unique blending of yellow and bluish
black. His markings were put on appar
ently without design. His only adorn
ments are a brass studded collar and a tail
like a rolling pin. New York Sun.
O'GRADY TO THE RESCUE.
An IrUhman'a Experience at a Colored
With one exception tho congregation
that filled tho Bev. Mr. Johnslng's church
were African brunettes. Nor was that
single exception even a good stiff ribbed
Methodist liko the hundreds of Georgia
darkles that filled the pews about him
during this most important revival meet
ing of the week. In fact, he was a true
Roman Catholic and his name was Dennis
O'Grady. It was the Irishman's first ex
perience with colored Protestants, so he
hose a conspicuous seat in the front row
of the gallery, from which point of van
tage he could observe all that pnssed bo-
neath and thus tho more readily pick up
the essential points of the unfamiliar
Four hymns and two prayers had paved
tho way of Brer Johnslng's sermon. Tho
preacher rose, and a heavy silence fell up
on tlie assembled throng. Ho chose his
text and sailed in. Goodness, how ho
argued, how he pleaded, that tho poor
wayward sinner mightturn from Ids paths
of evil and Ijo saved!
"Hewar' do day ob jedgmentl" ho cried
in earnest warning. "Dar's gwlne to bo a
gran cleanin out! Wo's all a-gwine to be
divided into sheep on do one han an goat
on do odder han!" Then ho paused for a
stronger effort. "Now," ho cried, "who's
a-gwine to be do sheep and who's a gwino
to bo de gouts?"
Thero was no sound.
"I say who's a-gwino to bo do sheep
an who's a gwlno to be do goats? Ilmf"
Still tho silence continued, and Brer
Johnsing was becoming excited.
"I-V do las' time I axes yer who's
a-gwine to be de sheep and who's a-gwine
to bo ele goafs? Hm?"
A moment of awful suspense, and then
O'Grady rose in his seat. "Waal, thin,"
he called out, "Oi'll bo the goats. What's
tho answer?" Boston Budget.
IVrfuinen aud Their Influences.
According to a writer on perfumery, es
sence of peppermint is tho speeiflo for tho
development of tho mercantile instinct.
Business men, therefore, will do well to
see that their handkerchiefs ore properly
saturated with it during business hours.
F.sseiiceof magnolia moves him who sniffs
it to warlike passion. Caution in its uso
is therefore to bo recommended. The scent
of the violet, we are not surprised to learn,
produces a spirit of placid devotion. Tho
lily, however, causes obstinacy. Extract of
cloves transforms tho milk of honest
thought into tho rankest poison. Essence
of bcrgamot changes the frivolous spirit
into tho profound and meditative thinker,
while vervain has tho merit of instilling
artistic ideas. But tho king among per
fumes is, without doubt, ambergris, for it
is the essence on which alone genius may
be nurtured. New York Ledger.
"If paper is used on your closet shelves,"
says an expert in domestic science, "teach
your waitress to put on threo thicknesses
at onco. It is as easy to cut three layers
as one. They can bo removed, then, ono
at a timo as they becomo (tolled, a few
dishes Ining removed and replaced as the
paper is rolled away, and it requires much
less time than to remove all tho dishes
aud put on now paper."
The Oldest Timber.
Prolwibly tho oldest timlier in the world
Is found in the ancient temples of Egypt,
in connection with stonework which is
known to lc at least 4,000 years old. This,
the only wood used in tho construction of
the temples, is In the form of ties, holding
the end of one stem to another.
A Tree Myntery.
How a treo can tako sugar out of tho
ground on n single spot for 25 years with
out exhausting either tho ground or itself
is one of thoso mysteries of nature that
can be better stated than solved. Boston
Tho upis or poison tree grows in Java
to tho height of 100 feet and is C feet in dl
(meter. Its emanations affect some per
sons, but not f itally. It yields a bitter,
light colored juice, from which poison is
Tho "Printers' Bible" Is so called be
cause it contains a curious typographical
error in Psalm cxix, Id!, which is made to
read, "Printers have persecuted me with
out a cause," Instead of "Princes."
AN EXASPERATING PERSON.
1 he YVonm n Who Wanted to o to George
town aud Met Keveries.
She was one of t hose women best do
scriU'd by tho term "exasperating female"
that Is to say, ln was not pretty or
pleasing of manner or person or any
other ol those choice attributes that go
with that sort of female wo love to call
Neither was she young.
Say anything else of a woman and bo
forgiven, but never this.
She boarded a yellow car of tho Metro
politan lino at Fourteenth and F streets
nd in two minutes was scrapping with
tho conductor be-causo somebody left tho
door open. Then sho beckoned to him to
come to her, and ho thought sho wanted
him to stop tho car, and he rang the bell,
only to discover that sho wanted him to
come to her so sho might ask him some
silly question or other.
By the tlmo tho car reached K street tho
conductor would havo surrendered half his
salary for just one good chance to have
pushed that woman s windpipe eloar back
against her cervlcol vcrtobrto and held it
there till the coroner came, even if that
functionary didn't como for a month or
six weeks. But, of course, he didn't daro
do it. Neither did he daro nsk her where
she wanted to get off, and she hadn't said
a word to him about it.
He was sure by this tlmo that sho was
simply waiting to spring it on him, and
then if he carried her two Inches and a
half past the crossing sho was going to let
him know what ho had dono.
At Dupont circle, as tho car swung
around toward Stewart castle, sho gavo a
snort and a jump and caught the con
ductor as ho dodged.
"I. want to go to Georgetown," sho ex
"very well, modam," ho responded.
with politeness ond a sense of relief. "You
will have to get off this car."
"Why didn't you tell me so?"
"I thought perhaps you know it, mad
"Don't bo insolent, sir. Of courso I
knew it, but why didn't you tell mo this
car didn t go to Georgetown when I got
"Because you didn't ask me, madam."
"It's your business to know, sir, " and
she bounced herself out, but sho held
on to the rail for a final chat.
"How long will I have to wait hero to
get to Georgetown?" sho asked after the
manner of women asking clear and lucid
'A thousand years, madam," replied
the conductor, ready to gr isp at any straw
This almost paralyzed her.
"Whu-wha-wha-what do you mean?"
"Just what I say, madam, and more.
You will never in the world get to George
town If you wait hero. Take the green
or coming around tho liend thero and try
that." And the conductor actually chuckled
with gratitied glee as his own car slipped
out of her grasp and away from the sound
of her voice. Washington Star.
It Makes a Difference.
I'd liko to know what makes younsr
Hector hold his head so high and carry
such an air of distinction about with him,"
aid ono society man to another. "I can't
find by talking with him that lio knows
much, has any business ability or is fired
by any ambition to make u mark in tho
"Oh, you've been away," was tho reply.
'You don't know Hector. He's a genius.
Look how ho dresses. He's an artist in
that line. Ho has a new figure for the ger
mnn at every social function of importance.
Jlohas Introduced a cocktail that won him
a vote of thanks at tho club, and ho has
nvented some salads that beat tho record.
That bow of his is Inimitable. Ho is a past
master in small talk onel has quite a sen so
"What does he do?"
"Haven't I just been tilling you? IIo's
a star in tho upper social drama and some
thing of a gent r.ii utility man In addition."
"But ho can't live on his accomplish
ments." "Of courso not. But ho has a snug little
income that carries him along, and rumor
has it that he's engaged to a girl worth
"Now, 1'vo gotten where I wanted to. I
want you to deny the report because I'm
engaged to that very young lady myself."
"Why, it's jour sister that Hector's en
gaged to," followed a hearty laugh.
"Tho deuce! Well, ho Hems liko a very
capable sort of n fellow 1 wonder what
on earth put it into my head that he was
after tho same girl that I urn?" Detroit
Tho frightful ravages mado by heraldic
error in America wero pointed out to tho
New York city chapter of tho Daughters
of tho American Revolution in "an illus
trated talk" by William II. Abbott. The
lecturer said: "The second generation of
pilgrims aud Puritans, out of sentiment
for tho old country, adopted in many in
stances coats of arms. They wero not en
titled to them nnd did not understand tho
subject. They therefore tried to improve
upon tho originals, nnd in many instances
with tho most ridiculous result. Another
common mistako in this country is when
the daughter of a family which has a coat
of arms marries a man who has none, and
tho latter assumes hers. In the next gen
eration the mistake is increased by the
daughter taking it, who has no right what
ever to it. This is dono in the third, fourth,
fifth and oven sixth generation, a process
which would give every human being in
the world a dozen coats of arms, if it was
Had Habit In Woman.
"It's un awful thing to have a wlfo who
is addicted to puns," said tho hooknosed
"I s'pose it is," said tho man with tho
puffs under his eyes noncommlttally.
"For Instance, my wife took occasion to
remind me that onco I had said I would
stand Utwcen her and every blast. I said
I supposed I had said some fool thing of
that kind. Then she says to me that sho
guessed I was livin up to it, as mighty few
rocks ever come her way. See? Makln a
pun on hlastin rocks. Do you ketch it?"
"Yes," said the man with the puffs un
der his eyes. Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Do you not discern in theso two
events," said Miss Pawkenbeensof Boston,
"n surpossinuly surprising semblance of
almost indistinguishable identity?"
"Yes," said Miss Whlrlsfalr of Chicago,
"it's a clear case of horso and horse."
First Tramp Deso railroad monopolists
K erns to bo grabbln everyt'lng.
Second Tramp Don't bo too hard on
'era, pardncr. Dem freight trains saves
us lots of walkln. Twinkles.
The little ones kneel in tho twilight gray,
And tho Uvwtful prayers that their pure lips
Flutter toward heaven on shadowy wins?,
Where tho angels garner tho beautiful things.
The wretched earth through her parehed lips
And God is grieved nt tho anguished tones,
Whiln tho nn"Hs 1 Hit'' to t?"' tr.ercy snt
Tho littlo one.. players, so pure, so sweet.
I With a ten-a r Mi.ile he t.v';es tr-em nil.
Then ".( . n ii. .ii(.a the tun-anewi uwnnow
Till the earth lies hashed 'neutli a silence
Cleansed by tho littlo eivV priycrs tonight.
ilabello P. L'lapp.
Interesting Specimen of Timepiece Which
Have Iteen Made.
Tho origin of the clock Is unknown, but
such timepieces were known in Italy os
early as tho tenth century. Some think
they wero first invented by the Saracens.
From that time many elaborate and whim
sical designs wero constructed, and thoso
which wero skillfully and wonderfully
mado brought fabulous prices. An old
Italian soldier, who served prior to 1689,
constructed ono of the most curious of
theso. By its mechanism the figure of a
tortoiso was made to drop into a plate of
water having tho hours marked on its
rim. Tho figure would float around and
stop ot tho proper hour, telling the time
like "a learned rig." A lizard also was
made in tho same timekeeper to ascend a
pillar on which the hours were marked and
point out tho time as it advanced. A
mnuso did tho same thing by creeping
along an hour marked cornice. Tho flguro
of a golden cock that flapped its wings
twice with the approach of tho hours and
crowed twice was also a popular favorite
for ancient timekeepers.
Of tho various specimens that might be
given of early designs of tho clockmakers
art not tho h ast interesting are the several
types of lamp clocks. One of theso was of
a kind quite common in tho seventeenth
century and consisted of a lamp burner
placed at tho base of a glass oil receptacle
mounted vertically upon a suitable stand
ard. Tho oil reservoir had attachod to it
a scale, facing the burner and showing the
hours, beginning at 4 o'clock in the after
noon, at which time the lamp was to be
lighted in winter, and ending at 7 o'clock
in the morning. The lump being lighted,
the gradually descending level of oil, as
combustion proceeded, marked tho hours.
Another device of later origin, dating
back to the beginning of the present cen
tury utilized tho 6ame principle. It con
sisted of two communicating oil chambers,
superposed by a clock dial. In ono of the
chambers was placed a night lamp to illu
minate this dial, and in the other was sus
pended a float from a cord which passed
around a small pulley. The latter was
mounted on a horizontal axis ending in the
center of tho dial. The float, of course,
descended as the oil was consumed, and
carried the index hand along with it, thus
marking tho hours precisely as in the case
already cited. At their best, these timo
pieces could have had only an indifferent
degrco of accuracy, yet they probably
served their purpose well, ond certainly ore
interesting ot the present time ns illustrat
ing some of the expedients adopted by
mechanicians of an earlier period.
The West Record at Coaching.
St. Nicholas George B. Smith tells
of "General Grant's Whlto Mountain
Hide." a coaching trip during which tho
president was driven from Bethlehem to
Frofilo house In less than an hour by Ed
ward Cox. Mr. Smith says:
In Tho Century Magazine for Novem
ber, 18Ur, Mr. T. Suffern Taller gave the
result of a trial of speed in modern coach
ing. This journey was in Franco over
roads kept in constant repair by strict en
forcement of law, aud tho trial was under
tho direction of Mr. James Gordon Ben
nett, which Implies that every possiblo
effort was mado to insuro quick time.
Tho courso was from The Herald office in
Paris to Trouville, distant 140 miles.
Horses stationed in advance wero changed
13 times, ond driven, as Mr. Taller him
self shows, unsparingly. Nine people were
in tho party, and tho time made was, for
thoentiro trip, 10 hours and CO minutes,
or a littlo over 13 miles an hour, includ
ing changes, over jnacadaiulzed French
roads, comparatively level.
Contrast this showing of 13 miles in GO
minutes with every advantage nnd that of
11 miles in 58 minutes over mountain
roads In tho country, eight horses to be
driven, with 16 people to carry, nnd tho
reader can easily see which is tho greater
performance. It Is probable that Mr. Cox's
achievement has never been excelled, when
everything is considered.
General Grant, as ho dismounted from
his lofty perch, was a curious spectacle
Covered with dust from head to foot, he
had the appcuiuiice of a man who had been
rolled in tho road. Hat, hair and whiskers
had suffered alike, and, Including his
clothing, ho was all dust color.
The Guna Wi re Fired.
The lato Congressman Holman soma
years ago was chairman of a committee to
investigate alleged Indian abuses. In the
courso of its journeyings tho committee
visited lleno. Colonel K. V. Sumner of
the Fifth cavalry was in conimund of the
fort, and as tho distinguished party en
tered the inclosure ho caused a salute to
bo fired. The cannon roared, and there was
a great demonstration. When the colonel
came forward to greet tho visitors, Judge
Holman said: "Colonel, what is all that
cannonading for? What's tho occasion of
it?" "It is a salute in honor of you gentle
men," explained Colonel Sumner. "Then
stop it; stop it right off. It is a useless
waste of public money, sir, and I cannot
permit it," said the great objector, with
alarm depicted on his countenance.
"Sorry, Mr. Holman," said tho colonel,
greatly taken aback, "but those guns have
got to bo fired off. Tho regulations re
quire it." Tho judge grumbled, and de
clared that it was a scandalous shame to
burn up public funds that way. New
Had Its Advantage.
Mr. Boocc I saw a innn get run over
by tho trolley this afternoon, ond I heard
later that his leg had to bo taken off at
the knee. Isn't it awful?
Mrs. Booce Yes, I am sorry for the
poor man, but if ho happens to have a
wlfo sho can keep him at homo nights now
by hiding his wooden leg. Cincinnati
CrJhrnce castle, whero Charles I was
kept a prisoner, is to bo turned Into a
museum of curiosities and antiquities con
nected with tho islo of Wight.
A new hypnotic has probably been
found in tho Jamaica dogwood. Tho fluid
extract has been found efficacious in dentistry.
CETTING A BILL CHANGED.
Louhttllie Meirhnul li.xperience on
A well known tobacco worehouso man,
who li very dignified but extremely cour
teous to tho ladies, compromised his dignity
somewhat ono morning and at tho sumo
time lost koiiio of ills faith in womankind.
He was on a Twelfth streetcar going to
his place of business, and (it Breckinridge
street a lady elegantly dressed bourded tho
car. Sho took her seat, and reaching Into
the labyrinth of skirts drew out from her
pocket a $5 bill. The merchant fiat near
her, nnd sho requested him to havo tho bil!
"Certainly, madam," ho repliod as ho
took tho bill and proceeded to tho front of
the car. Ho iokcd the bill through tho
change opening. The motorman reached
for It, but miscalculated, and tho bill went
flying off tho car and sailed behind it ns
the car sped down the street. The motor
man paid no attention to tho accident, but
kept his ear running at Its usual rato of
speed. Tho bell rope was jerked quickly,
but tho car was not stopped until College
street was reached. In tho meantime tho
woman wanted her money. Tho merchant
felt that ho should get it for her, and as
soon as tho car stopped ho hastily clam
bered off and ran back in tho mud to
whero he thought tho bill had stopped.
Tho motorman pounded his gong spiteful
ly to warn tho exasperated merchant that
the car was about to start. Tho merchant
kept up his choso down the muddy trucks.
Tho motorman turned on tho current nnd
tho car started off. Tho woman in the
meantime had a case of hysterics.
"Stop the carl That man's running off
with my money. Stop tho car, I say I" she
Tho motorman serenely kept tho current
turned on. Mr. Marion K. Taylor, a
distiller, was on tho rear plaftorm of tho
car and witnessed tho Occident. Ho rang
tho bell, and tho motorman stopped tho
car at Jacob street. Then ho went to tho
motorman and Insisted on tho car waiting
for tho Inflated and much abused gallant
passenger. Tho motorman waited. Down
tho street, surrounded by a halo of mud,
tho discomfited merchant could Ijo seen,
making frantic efforts to catch up with
tho car. He sprinted liko on athlete and
finally reached the car with his tongue
almost hanging out, his faco red and
streaming with perspiration and his clothes
looking sprinkled with mud. He felt that
inasmuch as ho had begun the job he
might as well finish it. Ho took tho bill
to tho motorman n second tlmo and re
ceived chango in nickels. Theso ho handed
to the woman.
"I don't want all theso nickels. Why
didn't you get me some other kind of
change?" she exclaimed warmly.
Tho merchont howiil and took his seat.
He will hereafter let women got change for
themselves. Louisville Courier-Journal.
A New England Hontelry.
Tho host and hostess arofar past middle
lifo. Having long been froo from tho ne
cessity of any kind of labor, they aro keep
ing up their houso partly from force of
habit, partly ns a public convenlonco and
partly (and it would npHar primarily) for
tho sako of tho society it brings them. For,
their four surviving children having nil
married and made homes of their own, tho
parents would Im Insufferably lonely with
out tho constant coming and going of their
guests, who have gradually grown to bo a
sort of second family to them. Theso
guests nre mainly lumbermen and farmers
from tho adjacent district and tho few
traveling salesmen who regularly visit In
dlan Bidge for orders. The hotel has sold
no liquor for more than a dozen years, and
it is almost os long since tho hotel sign has
been displayed. Tho proprietors reserve to
themselves the precious privilege of refus
ing undesirable guo.-ts, particularly itiner
ont companies of t ho more objeetionablo
order, with ono or two of which, in tho
past, tncy navo bad disagreeable experi
The absence of a taproom debars that at
mosphere of jovial good cheer one likes to
associate with tho country tavern, ond tho
sedulous personal sorvico of the public
houses of tho old world is lacking; wants
are rarely anticipated. Nevertheless the
Lincoln iiouse is a most comfortable and
homelike hostelry, to which you feel you
have on honest welcome. Indeed. Mr. im.l
Mrs. West devote so much of their tlmo to
agreeable converse with their guests they
invariably preside at the table and busi.
ness, spito of the necessary formality of tho
un, rnier wo nine inro tne accounts, that
stopping with them amounts to visiting at
i iiu nouso or a substantial farmer. Alvan
i . oauouru m Atlantic.
The Chrmifttry of Debt.
In tho processes of chemistry the various
elements appear nnd disappear and under
go tho greatest changes. Nono of theso is
so strange, however, us tho chemical chango
mini i pmu ov money alter lc has passed
from the lender's pocket to tho borrower's
Before its transfer the borrower reverenced
It from afar; ho sighed for it, perhaps beg
gl for it. Ho was at first so sure that It
would be punctually returned that this
really see me el to take way half tho merit
of t ho lending. When It was unco transfer
red to his own pocket, however, it began to
uuung imng to have lent It or
borrowed it for aro we not ail brethren?
and in a littlo while it seemed to nestle
into its new homo likoun adopted kitten
and to wish to be disturbed no more.
It really seems to require a very strong
ond clear mind, after 24 hours, to regard a
borrowed dollar as still belonging rightful
ly to tho man who lent it. If it bo not
properly tho borrower's, how is it that his
fingers and his purso closo over it so peace
fully and happily? May it not lc, after
I", that ho has mlKremombcred, ond that
he did not actually borrow the money, but
that it como, by some august decree of
fate, into the hands of tho very person who
needed it most? It would 1 wrong, ho
feels Inwardly, to interfere with m,y such
proper nnd useful decree of Providers by
Kr Uy rCfUUUing ' thedt'btIIncr's
A printer doesn't rush to tho doctor when
he is out of "sorts." Nor to tho Inker
when he i, out of " pi. " Nor to hell when ho
vvants the "devil." Nor to tho Bible when
he wants a good "rule." Nor to tho gun
fhop when ho wants a "shooting stick
Nor to a cabinet shop when he wants "fur
niture." Norton i,.ni- i .
An ANceuding- Scale.
Curnto s Little Girl-My Ion has laid
Vicar's Littlo Girl My i,cn j
Bishop's Littlo Girl That's
" "hop's Littlo Glrl-That's nothing
"nress " , when hc Vral,ts
nrt?. STtZa ,1,wycrwlien he has a
wnntr ..v t0 "Etcher when ho
dry-ond lias 10 cents in his pocket -Ex-
Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome end delicious.
ROVAU BAKIN0 POWDER CO., NC YORK.
Mb KNEW WHY.
And So the Family Jar Ended In a Tic.
tory For Ills Wife.
This particular family jar was labeled
Economy," and every one knows thut
that is tho cry worst kind.
It eame when sho asked for some money
to buy a new gown. That is when they
usually come, and tho strange feature of
it all is that a man who is most particular
in all matters relating to the subject of
modesty in women will roor like an angry
bull at tho mere suggestion of spending
money for clothes. He seems to think tliu't
a woman can go out and find such things
growing on trees, as Evo did, forgetful of
the foct that he would be tho first to find
fault with the costume. If you don't be
lieve it, ask any woman who is married
"I should think,", he said in this in
stance, "thut ono gown a month ought to
be enough for the wife of a man in my
"It would be too much." sho replied
coldly " I haven't hud one in nearly six
He wos about to dispute her assertion,
but, after a rapid mental calculation, ho
decided that perhaps it was not odvisuhlp.',
"It costs a moll fortune to run this
hcuKc," he asserted, intent upon making
it interesting for her in some way.
"You pay the bills," she said, "and do
most of the ordering."
He winced a little, but returned to the
"Tho trouble Is," ho sold, "thot you
don't know tho volue of money."
"Do you know why?" sho asked with a
suddenness that startled him.
' 4 Why w by w hot "
"Do you know why?" she demanded
"Now, Mrs. Marbleheod," he said, recov
ering his self possession, "I don't want
any of your worn out excuse."
"Do you knenv why?" she repeated, re
fusing to bo tinned from the origin;.!
"This foolishness must end," he x
"Do you know why I don't know the
value of money?" sho persisted, ot tie
same time opening her purse and taking
out a solitary quarter ond toying with it
In onother minute she wos alone. He
had retired vanquished, and lnsido of i4
hours ho had suggested that it would I e
better all around if ho made her a regular
allowance for house hold nnd personal ex
penses, which wos what sho had been try
ing toconvineo him for twoor threo yeurs.
BLOND AND BRUNETTE.
The Extremes In the lUtrlbeit Ion of the
Two Throughout Kurope.
In a rough way, the extremes in tho dis
tribution of the Lionel and hrune-tte varie
ties within the population of European'?
as follows: At tho northern limit we find
that about one--third of the people are pure
blonds, characterized by light hair and
blue eyes; olout one-tenth are pure bru
nettes, tho remainder, over one-half, bein?
mixed, with a tendency to blond ness. On
the other hand, In the south of Italy the
puro blonds huu almost entirely disap
peared. About one-half tho population are
puro brunette with de-cp brown or black
hair, nnd eye s of a corresponding shade,
and the other half Is mixed, with a ten
dency to bi eine l tene ss. The half and half
Hue seems to lie about where it ought, not
for from tho Alps. Yet it does not follow
the parallels of latitude. A circle, de
scribed with Copenhagen ns a center,
swe-cping around near Vienna, across tho
middle of Switzerland, thenco up through
tho British isles, might serve roughly to
indicate such n bemiidury. North of it
blonelness prevails, although always with
an appreciable percentage of pure bru
nettes. South of It brunettcness finally
dominates quite exclusively. It should not
fail of note that toward the east the re is a
slight though constant increase of bru
nettcness alemg tho some de'grccs of lati
tude ond that tho western portion of the
British Isles Is a northern outpost of the
brnncl v typo
Thus wc see at a glaneo that there is a
gradual though constant inereaso In tho
proportion of dark eyes and hair from
north to south. The re ore none of those
sharp contrasts which appeared upon our
mop showing tho distribution of the long
and broad heads In Europo. On that map
tho extremes wero separated by only half a
continent In either direction from the
Alps, whereas in this case the chango from
dark to llghtcovers the whole cxtcntof the
continent. It is as if a blending wash had
been spread over the map of head form,
toning down all Its shorp racial division
lines Professor William Z. Hlpley in Ap
plctons' Popular Science Monthly.
Where Harvard f Indents Come From.
In tho academic dennrtinent of Harvard
there bto nowaelays ncatiy 1,800 young
men. Bather more than half of them
como fremi places so mur Combrldge that
ineycon upend their Sundays at home.
Pretty nearly half como from Boston and
the towns and cities immediately tributary
to it. Six or seven hundred como fremi
outsldo of New England, and of theso
about 150 or 75 come from New York and
astern Massachusetts, uenila th rest-
Edward S. Martin in Scrlbner's.
A gentleman wa McjpJag along Prin
cess street, Edinburgh, ono morning, when
a friend accosted him :
"Hellol" sold ho. "What's tho matter?
Aro you lamo?"
'Ay, temporarily, temporarily," was tho
reply. "Tho fact Is, X went hame sober last
Bloht, and my falthfu watchdog grippit
ne by the leg I" London Answers.