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iW .'i1 .i ; " J 9 : "1 VOL. XXVII. LIbMiTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JUNE 10,1892. NO. The Southern Herald GOING TO CHURCH. Pl'BtlSHEB EVERY FRIDAY MQRNINS. TERMS; Sl'BWBlPTIOIf. One year, ia advance .-..it m Six month .......... TJ iDVERTISEMKXTS. One square, first insertion r$l o One square, each subsequent Inser tion 50 Quarterly, half yearly and yearly ad vertisements contracted for at lower rates. Professional cards aot exceeding tea linea for one year, S10. - Announcing candidates for State or Distiet offices, MS; for County offices, $10; for Supervisors districts, J5, ia ad vance. Marriage and deaths published as news. CAROS-PROFESSIONAL, Etc GEO. F. WEBB, Attorney at Law, Otfloein the Butler Building, Liberty, Amite County, Miss. 11-9-00 D. a BR AM LETT. WOODVILLE, MISS. Will practice in all the Courts of Amite and adjoiningcountles, and ia the bupreme court at jacKsoa. theo. Mcknight, Attorney 'at Law, SUMMIT, MISS. Will practico in all the Courts of Pike and. adjoining counties, and In the Supreme and Federal Courts at Jackson. J. R. GALTNEY, Attorney at Law, LIBERTY, MISS. All business confided to his cars will receive prompt attention. E. H. RATCLIFF, Attorney at Law, GLOSTER, MISS. Will practice In all the Courts oi Amite and adjoining counties and in th Supremo Court at Jackson. "2-90. Vine folks (to to thurch as thfj shoald Vo leant to tie humble sad goali, . And eYerj word Fram th preacher la konl - : Bj those who lour spiritual tom-t , Some go ther to strut up the alslo . . ! Anil show thrif sew clothes in the statsle; These tolls always wait . , VaiU it i3 lajt ' , - ! aaitgo oalj oara ia aw Said. ' ' . ' Rome go just to hear from the f hoar Free concerts thry meanly drsotr; These mi the best pews And always refrwe To chip in for musie or foir. Some ro thers to sin evert hrna With old-fashioned sing-inst school vvmn. , When Uone in the p'-.ilm Their tune hooks they pslalm And ait uow a exhausted tntl prymn. Some fro there to capture the beaux And other, to lay cfl and dcaux: To eTrrythliif sttd ' These last nod the haid. Hut the panon wn-h one of them kneaux. Some (ro to Kake business (treat And some to catch rotes in the steal; . Till biz trarte is won Or election is doa These toss dollr bills on the pleat The women tore church, as we know, But men to please wives only kgow, Or else from their awe Of mnthera-in-lawe We wish this sad tact wasn't ksoie. H. C. Itortj", Id Detroit Free Press. THE GOLDEN NUGGET. A Minor's Narrow Escape from .Torrible Fato. A MEXICAN DINNER. me think-that pwhapa poverty waa, really preying, and with iy heart , Qoo4 Mtml u4 , prtty Walter I urged him to take half of what I had cut. found up to tthis time. , I aia aatUfied 0ur ,fnrlPr waa astoniahingly good, that T did it Aeerfullj and cordially, just ini, of a mal in that aeml-bar-and he must bare seen that I meant hsroni nlace dawa ia tha hot lands of what I said. .Ha seemed to grow in a Mexico eiual to the, besj to be had in better humor then' And protested that Italian or ' French restaurants that ha needed nothing and would not eon- ttand high in thafawr et artists, and sent to a division. ,Ha expected- to other bohemlans in New York! There strike it rich himself some of these j were ;ne bountiful courses, aerred in days, he said. It was about three days exCellent style, at a total cost of three alter that I made anouier noa HER ARTIFICIAL ARM.' trhy Braoklya Maeain Failed to stake a Ceaaaaa. -, . , - She was a stunner, and as she swung Into the well-filled bridge car every nam lathe ear felt in duty bound to keep his seat, in order to hare a better view of her queenly figure and her ex ceedingly attractive faoe. it-. She moved on through the car until she reached the center, then ahe paused J. B. WEBB, Attorney at Law, GLOSTER, MISB. Will praotioe in all the courts of Aailts and adjoining counties, and In the Bu preme Court at Jackson. V. E. CILL, Attorney -at -Law, LIBERTY, MISS. Will practice in all the courts of Amite and adjoining counties, and in the Supremo Court at Jackson. nun?, lulls asi tails Works St. Louis, Missouri. w. ft Mcdowell, : : Amite County, Miss. A cent, HOTEL Awl Livery Stable, LIBERTY, MISS. The undersigned begs to annonao it at he is now prepared to reoeivs boarders and entertain the traveling public. Fare the best the market af fords. Ho is also prepared to meet the want of the publio in the way of feed ing, stabling and grooming stock which mar be entrusted to his care. Charges seasonable. Give me a trial T1T0MA3 VVAKI5Q. Liberty, Sapt, W, THIS PAPER IS ON FILE IfJ CHICAGO 2Hfi 'NEW YORK it Mi ernco or- At one of the hotels in this city Is man who has been hunter, trapper. miner and what not, always on the out skirts of civilization, and has no doubt passed through more startling scenes than almost any man in the country. He still lives in a quiet nook among the mountains not many miles from Denver, and has settled it with ills own mind that he will wander no more. His shyness and modesty make it diffi cult to win any of his stories from hira, but it chanced that the other evening scvrrul of his old friends who knew him back in Virginia before hs became a wanderer met him here and spent the evening with hira. He unbent to them, and the reporter, chancing to be present, eanght this story among othrre: "Oh, yes, I've lived mostly to myself. You know, Dick, I used to bo fond enough of company; but I hadn't been out on the border long before I was more (solitary than ever. Something happened the first year that cured mc of whntever longing I might have had for companionship, nnd if you don't mind I'll tell you about it. 1 have never told it to anybody else. People who tell queer stories about their own exp?riences are rarely credited, and this is a queer story. I was out umong the mines, but all of us were having destierate bad luck. It just seemed that everything was dead against the gang of us that went out there. liiglit where other men had taken out nny quantity of pay dirt our men couldn't find enough, week after week, to pay ex penses. One dnv a couple of shrewd i ankces eamo in there and prospected around little, and offered to buy a couple of laiins. They wen snapped up too quick by two of our fellows, who were glad of money to get back homo with; but the strangers hadn t dug down six inches before they began to turn out gold, and I'll give you my word they took two good-sized fortunes out of those two holes. Meanwhile our bad luck went straight ahead. The rich find of the two strangers had put the otners into better spirits, but it took the heart right out of me. I determined not to strike another lick there. When the men saw that I was determined to go further up into the mountains, they traxled mo a pack-mule for my claim and I loaded ud and started off. I had gone about thrco miles, I think, when I was overtaken by Jasper Mills, a young man belonging to the gang. He had another pack-mule, and was in every way ns well fixed as myself. Well Deane,' he shouted, cheerily, when he came within hailing distance, 'I jnst concluded I'd go with you. That camp's hoodooed, if ever a camp was. Seems to me we'll have better iuck up ine gulch.' I couldn't tell, just at the first min nte, whether I was glad or sorry, never had been quite certain whether liked Jasper or hated him. l?ut he was a good-natured kind of a fellow, and after n little I decided that I was glad he bad come. So we jogged along very socially until we reached a point away up among the mountains where ine in dications were promising, and there we dacided to make a trial. It was at least fifty miles from the camp we had left. I should think, and a wilder country no mortal ever saw. I'believe with all my heart that we were tnenrst white men that had ever seen that country. We found a kind of shelf on the mountain side, though, and made rude hut of poles and leaves, using our tent for a roof, and having finished that we went to work, determined never to give up until we had explored all that countrv, "Well, from tbe first I had good iuck. I never saw things turn out better. Every day my little sack of dust got fuller and rounder. And, strange say, right while 1 was having such sue cess, Jasper was finding almost noth' ins. He seemed to work hard, too. never couM understand .it. He began to erow moody and silent; though he need not have done it. I told him over and over again that it was share and snare alike between us, but he indig nantly refused any part of my earn ings. ''One day I was digging away at sids hill, just above the little noisy mountain torrent, when I uttered aery of Joy and fell on my knees, digging the treasure out with my hands. I had come upon a 'pocket,' and there were1 three crood-sized nuggets, besides thd nnntititv of shining dust it contained. As I held tip the nuggets Jasper turned n.wav. scowling fiercely. Well, what of it?' he cried. 'There one that almost frightened mo when I looked at it first, it seemed so Impos sible, so unreal. I am satisfied it was the largest nugget that has ever been found. I could not believe the evi dence of my own senses, and stood there, holding it up and looking at it in a dazed sort of war, until Jasper called out: . 1 " "Hello! Tint that's something worth whiler "I was pleased with my good fortune, but after all 1 didn't thinS of it and "go crazy over 'it as some men would. 1 had never slept soundir in my life than I did that night, with rey treasure under my hcatl Hut Rt laft, even In my sound sleep, eamo an uneasy dream that something was crawling under my pillow, and after awhile 1 waked with a start to find some one bending over me and a hand under my pillow, stealthily feeling for my hard-won treasures. With a cry for Jas-er i sprang up and grappled with the robber. With an oath ho pushed a pistol against my breast and fired, lly the flash I saw that it was Jasper himself, and then all was dark ness and I knew nothing. How long I lay there unconscious I never knew. When I woke I was lying in a pool of blood that had flowed till it could flow no more, and had coagulated and final- dried. 1 was utterly unable to stir. The wound was giving mo agony, and I was suffering the mast intolerable tirst. I saw nothing before me but to ie there and die by inches, for I was sure that Jasper had fled and I was all nc in this solitude. It was daylight. broad davllgbt. I had been there twelve hours nt least perhaps twenty four. And now, boys, began ono of the most horriblo experiences of my fe. I have never been ablo to look back on it without a shudder. There come times to some of us, you know, when we grow old in a little while. hat was one of the times. 'I was lying there, half dead and wishing I could dio the other half, when I heard a step. I thought at first perhaps it was Jasper, and I felt sure he would finish killing me nnd that would bo a good thing. Then wondered, idly, if it were some of the boys who had wandered from the camp below. And then, all at once, I became conscious that it was not a man's step nt nil, bnt the step of some animal. Around and around the house it went. Whenever it passed the wall near which I was lying it stopped and sniffed at the cracks. Everything was so deathly still that I could hear its heavy breathing. And I lay still while that horrible, unseen creature went around and around the cabin. Hut, after all, I didn't have to wait so long. It merely seemed long because there was such an agony of waiting. The door of the cabin was made of small poles, riveted together with wooden pins. It had been drawn shut but not fastened. Slowly it began to move. Something was pushing against It from the outside. Directly itgave way and came open with a jerk, nnd in the doorway appeared the head and shoul dcrs of a grizzly bear. I bad made up my mind to die, but not in that horrible fashion. The mere thought of it al most made me swoon; but I did not swoon. I lay there instead, while the bear, the largest one 1 have ever seen. slowly drew itself into the cabin and walked about the floor, tmfiing here and there ns it went, and mounting upon Its haunches to drag down a piece of meat from a shelf and quietly devour it. It seemed in age before it noticed me; an age during wnien t enuurca more tortures than ever went into a similar length of time before. But at last it turned and came toward me, and I closed my eyes. 1 can scarcely tell you about it. My heart almost stops treating when t think of It That huge muzzle, nosing over my face nnd neck, that hot breath on my check, the whole ponderous form stepping over mo and smelling and tfosing from the other side. And at last came, the supremo moment. He grasped my arm and was just starting (o drag me to the door. when there arose the sound oi voices a little way off. ( Never in all my life had I heard such blessed sounds, ine grizzly dropped his prey and rnshed out at the door. Twenty snots were urea Into his body, and he fell in full sight of where I lay. The next moment they came pouring in, the boys from the camp, and they were all about me, and I was crying like a baby and could not say a word. It all came but then. J aspcr had gone down to the old camp with both the pack-mules, and had told them that the indications were fairly good up our way, but that I had taken the fever and died, and he couldn t bear to stay. When he went on, saying that he was off for Denver, the boys pocked up and started for our camp. - Just in time. If they had -come ten minutes later I wouldn't be here to-day. 1 had hard work pulling through as H was.. "Jasper? Oh, he was "killed by Mexican before he got to Denver. The Mexican disappeared and the nugget with him, and no one knows where it is now." Denver (CoLVCor." St Louis Globe-DemocraW''- . U:.ut and glided rraoeTuIly into the space oc- lt was reaies, or thirty-seven aad half cents eupied by alidiiif doors in the side and. in Mexican money, hardly more than leaning her splendid self languidly twtntv-five cents American, with ex-, against the glasa, gazed in a dreamy, change reckoned as it was then. The far-away fashion at the grayish-blue watermelon served at dessert was the . river, with its ever-changing panorama most delicious I had ever tasted a deep , of moving vessels, with their putting red pulp of a firm texture and mealy smokatacks and flapping sails. 1 II If oHflfrff lyaweMnSr l!ft !o need of crowing over U, is therer A. I, KWVW WW' W p-Th, Mfcr of his manner mI crispnesa that almost meiteo. ia vne mouth. The melons jn this region are raised on the sandy beds af the streams in the dry season, where they mature quickly in the intense heat For drink there was ptuqo from Apara e tne table-land, brought by railway train to the nearest station, and thence hauled by teams across country. This fonda was, of course, patronized by the "finality" the visitors from the neighboring great estates, eity people who had come over from Jonacntepec, and raneheros, with their famillea. These latter, like farmer-folk the world over, I believe, were undemonstrative and chary of speech, exchanging but few words as they sat at table, awk wardly handling their knives and forks, and evidently awed by the unaccus tomed magnificence of their repast Don Ernesto had entered into a little friend ly ehafling with Maria, a proceeding upon which a good ranehcra, who sat opposite with her husband, looked with evident disapproval. Drunk! she was heard to remark to her husband, under her breath. Yes," he responded, with a confirma tory glance, l'oor young fellow, to be so harshly misjudged for his metropolitan man- ners. when his delicato health made him a total abstainer! . Jovita, one of the waitresses, became a great favorite with ns all. She was a girl of about fifteen, slight with regu lar, delicately chiseled features, and glossy dark hair falling in two long braids a type of lovely rural innocence. There was an exquisite shy grace in her movements. Take her photograph," suggested Don Celso, and the proposition was heartily seconded by all hands., But even here the function of a hand-camera appeared to be known, and Jovita took Sudden alarm. Ho, no," she appealed. . Her head drooped, pretty fingers went shyly to her mouth, a flush stole over her brown cheeks, and she stood there with face averted, a pleturo of maidenly shame. She was now on her guard, and ever glanced apprehensively at us. Every time she saw the instrument aimed la her direction she would turn her face quickly away. It was too shadowy in the da for a good snap-shot, and so I really did not lose anything. Hut when we rose to leave, Jovita was standing by the range, well out in the liirhi. and awaiting an order. She ha seen us start,, and deemed herself In safety. She was looking the other way I was within a few feet, and my camera was ready. "Adioa, Jovita!" I said. She turned my way unthinkingly. Click went the shutter, ond I had her. A shout of merriment from my coin pacions greeted the success of my strat agem, and the expression of dismay on Jovita's face gave way to a rippling lit tle smile, as if to say that now it was done, It was no great harm, after all. Sylvester lfaxter, in Harper's Magazine IH THE ELECTRICAL WORLD." I USEFUL AN0U5C-- -Electricity, iT varVn. form, ef W 0M, Z to bv million persona. i .hmild b. drer Electric street railways in various r " " 8 ' The car had begun to travel on its way to New York when a small man. who looked as though he might have been a very much married man and mach more henpecked husband and who occupied the end seat near waara tbe divinity was leaning against the door SO gracefully, noticed the interested; glances of the other male passengers and looking up quickly from his paper became suddenly aware that a very pretty woman was, as' It were, on exhi bition, and also that be was, to nse s slang expression, "not in it," as he had to almost twist his noek out of joint in order to catch even a fleeting glimpse of her. Accordingly the, small, henpecked looking man determined to be polite, in order to obtain a .potation where he could enjoy an uninterrupted view of the vision of female loveliness; so he stood up, and reaching over, touched the statuesque blonde gently on the left arm. ... She never moved; it would seem that the panoramaon the river had sochained her attention that the mere offer of a seat was a matter so trivial that it did not rouso her. . The little man looked confused, but. thinking he had probably touched her ana too lightly, he laid his hand more heavily upon the fair one a wrist in or der to call her attention to th,e fact that she could sit instead of standing, for the three minutes of time which would elapse before the car reached the New York side as the tram had by this time traveled almost half the distance. Hut the fair maid kept her eyes fixed firmly upon a ferryboat which was wending its old-fashioned, weary way across the river, and paid no attention to the little mother-in-lawed looking man than If he had been at the North pole. The undersized individual, however, was not to be ignored; he had made up his mind to give up his seat, after due deliberation, and no six-foot blonde.how ever beautiful, could freeze him out of his polite purpose. His face was picture of determination of the now-or- never sort, as he reached over and once more took a firm grip on the young woman's forearm at a point about mid way between the wrist and the elbow. As he did so an ashy pallor overspread his face, which was quickly followed by a beet-like redness, and the little man, dropping the arm, made his way to the door, followed by the smiles of the rest of the passengers, who enjoyed his dis comfiture immensely. The pretty girl remained standing until the door was opened on the New York side, when she walked out with the rest of .the passengers. As she moved along the platform swing ing her left arm In a careless way and as the knowing passengers heard the joints In the artificial mem ber squeak they realized why the little man had failed to make any impression upon the otherwise stunning owner. Brooklyn Eagle. parts of the I'nited State, as well as Canada, have been equipped" wholly or in part with electric heaters, and very great satisfaction is found la their use. Although the ordinary systems of duplex telegraphy are generally said to double the capacity of a line, it la now quite clearly understood that up to the present they have been incapable of do ing it , , . A line of telephone, the first that unites two Italian ernes, has been opened at Milan, establishing telephonic communication between that city and Pavia. It Is more than thirty mile tons' and acts perfectly. " Edison has patented an alternating Current generator the feature of which is the fact that the neid magnet nas sev eral poles and consists of overlapping magnetic plates bolted together so tnat the plates shall be in contact at the ends but shall be separated for s por tion of their length. Repairs to the magnets are thus easily made. It is said that a fine metallic wire stretched between two supports and traversed by an elcetrlo current will be gin to vibrate with increasing ampli tude until a maximum is reached, which is maintained as long as the current re mains constant and the surrounding air undisturbed; when tbe wire is in closed In a tube the vibrations are more regular. The vibrations vary with the current, the size ot the wire and Its tension, and cease in a few seconds if the current Is broken, .The discoverer of the phenomenon attributes it to the heating of the wire. Edison has recently been engaged in the development" of : electric motors for railroads. He believes that the locomotive will be displaced on steam railways! and states that great economy would result from the nse of its motors. "Three of them," he afilrmed recently, "with a horse power of 10,000 or 12,000 each, would run the whole Pennsylva nia railroad system between New York hot water. To tighten eaaa seat tUt tu:i f the e hair-bottom and wui U f work thoroughly with soaj-y t a soft cloth. Let it dry in As a.r. ss I it will be firm as when nw, jtji . ' 4 tits cans has aot been broka. Beef Juice. BroU thick r ! round of beef until jast warm t. pat a large piece into the leits.m a-; er and press out all tn ju vr; makes a stremrthenist aui PROPER An Important VENTILATION. -a tiJI jo gravy to pour over a siii of nt lt or a bit of tenderloin. N. Y. W .a :,L Bean and Tomato Soup. Tale es pint of boiled or a little less of a-i-i beans, one pint of stewed touiaimH " rub together through a euiander. 1 salt, a cup of thin crest ia, and BV.f t s of nicely steamed rice, and -."- S boiling water to make a suup "f V proper consistency. Befaeat aadscrra. Oood Health, . - . Sour Milk Com Caka-One cup flour, one-half cup corn meal, one-bail teaspoon salt, one-hall teaspoon socio, one-third eup sugar, two Sfga, ona tablespoon butter melted, one cup amir . milk. Mix the flour, meal, salt, soda (sifted) and Sugan add sour milk, egg beaten well and butter. Bake in shal low cake pan and fut in squares. Boa ton Budget To Clean Sheila Shells, no matter how- delicate or how dirty, may be cleaned and made to look freah and bright by boiling them in a solution of lye msJa from hard wood ashes. The lye should be perfectly clear before the shells are put into it; a good plan is to make It the day before yon intend using It snd strain it through a thin muslin cloth. The shells should be boiled for a' couple of hours and then be rinsed ia clear lukewarm water. Ladies Uoma Journal. " Green Tomato Pickle.-Flll a gallon measure with sliced green tomatoes, and sprinkle the in well with salt Let them stand thus for ten or twelve hours. then drain well, pressing all the liquid ilia niuniHU bbu-iii wri-wwm . , , , . - - , and Philadelphia." Full detall. of hi. t 1: system are not announced; but the cur- lo ,1CJhopi?1 i!' tl l, rent passes from the stationary engine j J to a central rail between, the tracks, bwn !!ur' . r ''fT!.' , !f thence through the mechanism attached :un. " , "T, , ZZ -Aver, mu v tlTTr t wo tables poonfuls of powdered elnna- it Is said, Is that which has been estob- I . ! T,. - ,i,i, lished near the letter box at Charing !SS. A Sensible Husband Paterfam llias (furiously)-i"Yoh scoundrel; "Why did you elopa withT my. 'daughter?" New Son-m-Law "To avoid the insuf ferable fuss and nonsense of a society wedding." Paterfamilias (beamingly) "Tbtink heaven, my daughter has got a sensible husband, anyhow." Yankee Blade. " ' . .... 1.... T' -lmpoRsiMe-"! "near' CTioIlf iim- pate is sick. Hare yon had' any tntelli- mri from lilm7" "Jtot a ffleam." Chicago Trlbwa. l'ntnt In Regulating the Atmosphere. The healthy atmosphere in a room is one in which the air is changed to the extent of three thousand cubic feet per hour per adult inmate. The air admit ted need not be cold; warmed air, so long as it is fresh, is of course prefera ble to cold air in winter, but in some way the air must be brought in if we are to continue in health. There are various ways of doing this. One is by admitting cold air so that it is di rected upward toward the ceiling, where the air of a room is at the high est temperature; tho cold stream is then heated In Us passage as it falls to the lower for level breath ing. But in large rooms, to utilize at its best this current, there should be in the skirting outlets communicating with a heated up-cast flue, which will draw away the heavy air near the door. In cases where then; is heating by hot water coils, the cold air may be brought in at or near the floor level and passed through the hot-water coils the outlet for vitiated air being in or near the tail ing to a heated np-cast flue. In larger rooms or buildings for public assemblies it may be necessary with either of these systems to use a fan, either to propel fresh air into the room or to draw away the vitiated air. ' . . The great desideratum In the admis sion of fresh air is to cut it up into very fine streams, something in. the' way water is cut np in passing through the fine rose of a watering can. It has been found that air admitted through a tube or orifice of equal sectional area throughout enters aii a cold draught; but if the inlet be through a series -of small truncated cones, the smaller sec tions outward, the larger inward, with a wire gauze on the inside, the Current is so cut up- and diffused that the draught is not felt By analogy, a mass of water entering through a nar row canal drives all before it and cuts a channel for itself, but the same quan tity passing over a large surface of ground gently irrigates its. Another important point is not to let the passage of the, air, be at too great a velocity j the gentler the flow the better. Con temporary Keview. , . i ' "She Is a Talker; " K Miss Bleeder (of New Tork)-- tell you Miss Flyjp can keep her end Oj) when it eomes to taming," Miss Emerson (of Boston "Yes; she evidently docs hot find "it difficult to maintain her conversational extremity t ft WBsMerftOlv ievW!i SHE WAS MAD, And Voder the Clreumstances Iter Wrath Was JustiHalile. "Why, my dear, what on earth is the matter with you? You look an if you could bite a ten-penny nail in two," said Mr. Day when he came home the other evening and found his wife with her hat and gloves on standing in the vesti bule of their house. "Don't ask me a word about it, Ralph Day, and don't you dare to laugh or I'll I'll leave you. I never was so mad In all the mortal days of my life! I I oh, I could swear!" r 4 "Well, please don't do that," said Mr. Day. "What are you standing here for?" What am I standing for? Why have I been standing here for three wretched hours? Oh, I could fly! Haven't you any eyes, can t you see wny i an? standing here? , No, 1 can't" Can't you see that the back part of my dress is caught in these miserable inside doors and that l can t on, you go to laughing and I'll use this parasol on you! I started out to make some calls nearly three hours ago, and while I was standing here a draft of wind banged the door shut and caught the back p"art of my dress in it, and i just couldn't get away. It's Thursday and the girl's out, and there's no one in the house, and the outside doors were shut so I couldn't make any one hear me from the street As usual, I'd forgotten my latch key", and here I ve stood and Btood and ttnod until I thought I'd die. and Ralph Day, if you don't stop laughing snd giggling like an idiot, I'll I'll you hurry and open this door and let me get away from here or I'll never tptak to you again on earth! Utt, I'm so mad!" Detroit Free Press. Cross station, London, for the collection of letters to be forwarded by the post office express service. . It is in electrical connection with the postal telegraph office opposite the station. By dropping a penny into the slot and pulling out tho slide, a brown colored envelope Is delivered. This envelope contains an other envelope and a card. The com munication is intended to be written on the card, which is then inclosed In the white envelope, and this, with the fees for delivery, which have been fixed at three pence per mile, Is reincloBed In the outer envelope and deposited In the box behind the flap, which bears the printed instructions. The act of withdrawing the slide sends, the call signal to the telegraph office, and a messenger is at once dispatched to collect. th special letters. . , , . , A STIFF FARO GAME. Diamonds and Opals Were Used Instead oi Chips. "I saw a pretty stiff faro game once," said the hotel clerk. "It was in the Victoria hotel, Melbourne, Aus tralia, and between three wealthy mine owners, who had just come in from a visit to their properties, and who used diamonds and opals for chips. It was at the outset of my career, and I was only a bcU boy then and de tailed to attend to tho wants of the party. One of the players was an old Cali fornia gold hunter, who owned a dia mond mine; the other two were brothers and partners in the richest opal mine in the country. "Tliry had come in law in the after noon, and, after a hearty dinner, had retired to their apartments, where they prepared for the game by ordering up a box of cigars and a decanter of whisky. "One of the gentlemen produced what I have since learned was a faro box, and it was decided that each one should lie banker and deal alternately for an hour at a time. "Things went along very quietly at first Each had plenty of money and luck ran even, until about midnight, when the younger of the brothers be gan to win steadily. It made no dif ference whether be dealt or played, it was, all the same, and by one o'clock ho had won all of the money In sight 'Then it -was that the Califomian suggested that I deal, so there could be no advantage in the bo. After some little teaching I was installed behind A Frightful Example. Teacher "What is the meaning of theword 'contiguous'?" Pupil "Dunno." ." Teacher "It means touching." Give ah example of a sentence containing the word. ' " ' " - " , Pupil (after ; a - prolonged mental struggle) "The 'Babes in, the Wood' is a very 'contiguous story." Chicago Tribune. i v'l ' ' t z ,( I I tie Jlealthjr Juror, t -' ; ; Jimson I wouldn t hang a man on any "expert" tesUmonjrof doctors; Would you? i . ' -. .Tamson Not if I were in good healthi ""Huhiphf What's 'that to ufwW itr ' ."''' - "I haven't ranch faith in doctor wbenl'w weU."-?. Y, Weekly, seed, three tablespoonfuls of powdered cloves, one nutmeg grated up, six blades of mace, one ounce of turmeric. Put all together In a kettle over the fire, and boil until the vegetables are tender and transparent Put away in small jars. All the spices must be ground fine. Harper's Bazar. HE LOST HIS CASE. A lawyer Falls la Lova with a Wltseas a th Stud. It is a strange story to come from the court-room. One of the ex-judges in Atlanta tells the story. The real names of tho parties are not given, for the hero and heroine are living in Atlanta to-day, surrounded by many interesting and bright children. Some years ago a very Important case was being tried in the superior court Tho title to some valuable pa pers was being tested, and many thousand dollars were being involved. One of the lawyers engaged in the ease was a middle-aged man a bachelor who was regarded as one of the best attorneys at the bar. The case had progressed up to a certain point,, where the bachelor lawyer we will call him Mr. Jones felt certain that he had the case won. Even his opponents showed that their case was weakening. But there was one more witness to be ex amined. Upon this witness' testimony it was expected to turn the tide and change the complexion of the case. After a few moments of conference the -opponents of Mr. Jones called on the sheriff. "Let Miss come in." A little later there was the rustling of a woman's skirts, and the witness took the stand. Mr. Jones leaned forward when the first question was asked, and he looked at the woman In the chair. He leaned further forward and opened his eyes a little wider. There sat the loveliest vision of sweet, pure womanhood his eyes had ever bo held. Even .the judge, he says so him self, had to forget the ease for a few moments ss he gazed at the beautiful woman. The jury and everybody else In the court r-Jorn kept their eyes on the enchanting ptTsare. But the bachelor lawyer did more he feasted his eyes on the loveliness before him. The examination went on. In a low voice as sweet as enchanting music to Mr. Jones, the lady witness gave her testimony. What she said helped Mr. Jones' opponent wonderfully, but' a little shrewd cross questioning woulrt Ua 4 Vil t nrl 4lia tra rr a wsnf nn The younger brother kept right on I nave upset it. ob,h ' winning, and presently tne L'alifornian took off his belt and emptied but a lot of rough diamonds, and the other broth er followed suit with a bag full of opals. The gems were all choice, the pickings of the diggings, and many of them were eT great value. , , , At last, about five oclock in the morning, when I could hardly keep my eyes open, the elder brother, who had lost all the gems he had, spoke up and said: 'Let's quit' " 'I guess not' said the Callfornian, not yet; make a turn for this,' and he placed a huge diamond on the king to win, saying: 'That stone is worth fifty thousand dollars. ' Win or lose, it all goes against what I have lost,' "A moment later the king lost, but before the wlnnaf could take a stone the Calif ornian drew a revolver, and, grabbing everything insight, began to yell that he was being' robbed. ,"I slid mnder tho, table, and- before the brothers could, move a couple pf night walclnhen, ran in and caught themi while tKe CaTifortilaW backed oo of the room and escaped 'before thingj could be explained., r 4 ;,' ?'' ' "I"hea"ril afterward , that , he went back trf the bush and got away with abmit $30,000 in money aad opala" Do, habit, thought of this as he sat thera dazed, t ' - . - "This witness is with you." Mr. Jones heard th? words. As he listened at the direct examination he had become angry because this beauti ful witness was not his instead of be longing to the opposide side. But he must do his duty to his client " Besides, so much devolved on the ease. He would turn his eyes away and ask the necessary questions. He would He rises to his feet, and in spite of him self his eyes meet the beautiful blue eyes for the first time, and there were tears in them. She was frightened. "You may come down." Mr. Jones spoke the words. He mada a fine speech when It came time to maka his argument And he lost the am. "If it hadn't been for that lady wit ness," said the judge, "or if Mr. Jones had not failed to cross-question her, b would have won the ease. That was my opinion at the time." ' "And the sequel?" he was asked. "Oh, it ' was" a case of love at f!-t sight, on the part of Mr. Jones. Ho lost no time in making the lady's acquaint ance, and she married Mm. 1 arn toll that there never wna ar- i In Atlanta that lon-dru-'.i i-'!. rtwii (kyuteaiy," Athin Jov; '.