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VISIT TO THE PRESS GALLERIES IN BOTH HOUSES. How the Points of the National Leg irtlutsrc lä Obtained for Newspaper Publica tion-Ifejiilat ions Go vcrninc Admissions to the Galtcrica. Quarters for Newspaper Men. a TT T" HEX Congress is in session two of the bus iest fruits un- iliT tilt? great white dome are The House pji.l Senat press K a 1 I o r i t s . Thf so galleries adjoining I'M,!ilS it iv the place: provid- d fr tlit? ust? ji;tl c o n v o n i e ii c i? of tho me-mbers o f t lit? corps of W a s h iiigten eiirrt'S poii l- 'at ",- WW ents in transacting their daily business at the Capitol. '1 he .nly portions of llit galleries visible to the public arc tin benches and desks sot aside "for t lit occu pancy of tho newspaper men, and in tho House and fienate art located diroctly ovcr tlio chair of the presiding ollkvr. Hack of those reservations are rooms to which thf public dots not have access. In thf Il.i:-c w ins the newspaper men's quarters e,ndst of three large rooms on the gallery i!r, extending two-thirds of the length of the chamber of the House. Tho room nearest the eleiator is occupied by telegraph operators, and the merry click of the instruments makes a lively din all day. The largest room of the suite is the general workshop of the men. A long table runs down the center, equip ped with writing material and thinking notlit r t iegraph olü.-e in the corner. The walls of this apartment are lined with paintings nnd crayons of distinguished newsj npcr men of the Fnitcd States, the lloor is comfortably carpet oil, leather chairs r:d sofas invite the weary, and, witlt v. crackling wood tire burning in the pen f.jv place, the room has a cheery and hospitr.bie air. Little is heard in this place tveept the clatter of the telegraph inst: -ane-tits or the industrious scratch of pons on paper. Adjoining this chamber o:id sepatated by swinging doors, is the -o.it room. or. as it is sometime.? called. 'the possjr. shop." There are racks and books f r the topcoat? and hats of the jaen n '.! a number of ehairs before an t'ie:i j'.rc. Wi en th'-tv is a temporary lull 1 Tin: imoE rr.ü?s cam.kkv. In ii.' proceedings, s:ch as a rtdl call :i n imir-Ttant question, this is a convenient retreat; but as a rule the correspondents ftre too busy to linger 1 ng. the legislative day f.A tl-.a gathering of news being short enough at best. The press rooms in the Senate wing are similarly arranged and furnished except, that f:.e side of the outer chamber is occu pied by the two associations that gather ml disseminate the news of Congress. Th busiest hours in the two galleries re usually from 1 T.oO in the morning until in the afternoon. Within this period the representatives of the after noon newspapers do the bulk of their work, writing and sending most of ticir news from the galleries after having obtain d th' same from interviews with Members or out of tin proceedings of the Tespeetive legislative bodies. The major ity of the correspondent of morning newspapers in rely make the galleries a base of operations from which they inaug urate expeditious into the arioiis news lields around the-Capitol. gathering their information and storing it away in mind or notebook to be spread upon the wires mi " - . ' Iii' J" IN TIIK HKVATK I.f ltn V. ;.t night in the privacy of tluir owu ollices. Admission to the press galleries of Con press is ngulated by utrict ruh-s formed partly by the correspondents tbcmst Ives, partly by tho requirements of the ('n jcn'ssn.en, and receiving the indorsement of the Speaker of the I louse and the com mittee oil rules of the Senate. The rules require that jiersous desiring ndinUuiou to the press gallery hall make application to the Speaker, ns required ly rule of the House of Representatives, and hall nlso .Mate, in writing, for what paper or pa pers they nr employed, and bhall further tat that they are not engaged in the prosecution of rlainu pending before ('on grcss or tho departments, end will uot become so engaged while allowed admis ion to tho gallery, and that they are not la any cote the agent or representatives Ar-1 Sil I I I I V, W3 m iii n i of persons or corporation having legis lation before Congress, and will not be come either while retaining their places in the gallery. Visiting journalists, who may be allowed temporary admission to the gallery, must conform to the restric tions of this rub. The applications re quired by this rule must be authenticated in a manner that shall be satisfactory to the standing committee of correspond ents, one of the duties of which is to see that the occupation of the gallery is con fined to bona tide telegraphi correspond ents of repr.taole standing in their busi ness, who represent daily newspapers. Not exceeding one seat is assigned to c ach paper; and it is the duty of the standing committee, at its diseret ion. to report vio lations of the privileges of the gallery to the Speaker, and pending his action there on the offending correspondent is sus pended. Clerks in the executive depart ments of the Government, and persons en gaged in other occupations whoso chief attention is not given to newspaper corre spondence, are not entitled to admission. The press list in the Congressional I i rec tory is ooiifirpd to telegraphic correspond ents. Moinbi rs of the families of cor respondents are not entitled to admission. The gallery, subject to the approval of the A'ßi lis 'i A FIELD D.VT. Speaker of the House of Representative, is under tLe control of the landing com inittee of correspondents. At the beginning of the present session n new rule was added to the list. ly itl terms the clerks of Representatives and Senators are not entitled to admission to the galleries. This regulation wai made necessary by the fact that within the past year a great many men hav come to Washington, drawing a salary of $Um) a month a clerks of members ol the House. r.nd at the same time attempt ing to do newspaper work. It was imme diately apparent that there was grava danger of the next few years .showing the presence of ÖÖU clerks to members doing alleged newspaper work and holding rank with the legitimate corps of Washington correspondents. The clanger to the pub lie in such a condition would arise from the control of the Washington corre spondent e of the great newspapers of the country by run in the employ of Con gressmen and subject to their fear nnd favor. As matters stand now, no man who draws a salary from the lovernment, either as the clerk of a Congressman, clerk of a committee or otherwise, can have his name borne on the roll of corre spondents and entitled to admission to the press galleries. It is expected that one result of this reform will be to stimulatv a spirit of independence and fearlessness among newspaper correspondents, and the public is sure to benefit by it in the end. The corps of Washington corresjMnd- ents is a representtive body of writers, and im-lndcs men who rellect credit an I honor upon the profession. They ate gathciel from every section of the coun try, and in most cases held high rank on the papers they represented before being sent to Washington to perform the im portant and responsible duties attaching to the work of n correspondent at Ihe national capital. Some of them are vet eran newspaper men. but the majority are men who have received the liest part of their newspaper training within the last fifteen years. The moral standing of 1 he Washington correspondents is high. Hon esty s a prerequisite of their profession, courage ami independence essentials, nnd n love of fair play and devotion to truth a marked characteristic. False state ments about public matters or public men n re never knowingly made without involv ing loss of reputation to tin? writer, al though mistakes houietimes occur, when efforts are made to conceal legitimate news from them. In the nature of things, a newspaper would rather be right than wrong, and conservatism in the dissem ination of news from Washington is u dominant factor. There are unwritten rules rf procedure among the correspondents which nre re ligiously observed. It is not considered good form for :i correspondent to write about the personal failings or infirmities of public men, nnd those who violate this code find themselves suddenly isolated nnd alone. It occasionally hsppens that a black sheep gets into the fold, and at tempts by means that are more thrifty than honest to advance his material wel fare, but he is soon discovered and cut off. The Missouri-Iowa boundary cjispute has heen narrowed down to the question of ownership of a Htrip of laud four mile long and 107 feet wide. Four men held up a Ilultimoro and Ohio freight train, near Chillicothe, Ohio, Conductor John Med raw wtf shot and dangerously wounded. w w t-xv 1 ' III! J. s i h. a.' m itiii i wtr Mgr st; -;a . ä ' vj-. aj m .O. iJr AI.1TTI.M wife ll:o otin r day. with j Whoa t;M. p. senu-. is boar I the train t:irsiii her ev s. said: "1 would J at .!:: rSiovn Ibcy ask the conductor .give niiythiiig to li :.- a -ert:;iu , wh:!t tii ho is !;;e :!j .Mrs. ConnelI's nllow.inc t ii.it I could etil my own. j sop.th lice. It is m-i much of a walk When 1 gei out of funds I v.ouid rnllior fr,.pi tiie ;ann of the widow to the pawn my weddiir: j-widry than lmve j Wh'iqiany siatioi!. The c nuii e w bis to underg. tiie bu:o:lialin thai I'oHows ; lN.s ., .,.j,,.llsI v1 v it n.:I,. asking-John for nny money, lie growl-, ; .,(ij..(,nt hn .Va1 u s.(I(, t ,!r over household expenses. h wants j Mili.ili:: Jlu. of siuN;n;; .lf Use delicacies of the season ..n the table. S(iU,h of .(s yu My di-essmakiog iM!s !se sometime-, i llatly ;vfusc to pay. saying they are exorbitant, yet if I appear in shabby clothes be scolds and asks cynically if I want to give the world the impression that be is on the verge of büiihruptey." Su' h a husband (Might to be ashamed of himself. He degrades himself, he lowers and harasses bis wife. I.ct him go seriously inb the su'jeci of his in- i-.oiio ilociilo how it is to b liorlioned off. band tho wife over b-r monthly al- j louaucc. ami u,-o-, ,,,;,.- .. ..... ... . , buteber with In r again. Ii is to her! interest to do her best, und he is cer tain to do i;? and life will bo made brighter for both accordingly. Yes. let the wife have lor allow .-.in e. Trust her. and she will never deceive: praise her when she does well, and she will always try to do better; but dole out tho quarters b her grudgingly, and she will try to ( heat you in the pennies, not from wickedness, but because her pride will not let her own to her dearest j friend that she ncimlly has not live ; cents b pay the bus fare! Trust is very ; seldom misplaced bet ween husbnud and wife, while suspicion and pry ing on cilluT side often cud In serious trouble, and the less unpleasant sub jects such as money are discussed the : more likely the in:n Mini woman are to : jog along merrily. j Such si 11 expression :is "impecunious j wives" should never have been framed ! such a position as a penniless wife : should never have been created. It is : the duty of every man to sh.-iro bis in- conic with his wife, whether it be great ! or small, ami ii is equally the duly (r every wife to do tin; mosi she possibly i can with that income for the eomfori j and happiness ,,f ail about her. If sic : is 1 reat oil lavishly in days of plenty she is all lb" more likely t save ex pense In days of impoverished incomes. The lips and downs of life conic in us all. and that is why wo should early realize the value of money and appre ciate Ihe necessity of sotting nvidc that 'stiinct hing" for tin rainy da. s. the mere knowledge of it.-, possession giv ing happiness and peace of mind alike to husband and wife. Moiiev does not iiiioir ha poiuess. but it softens the toad t much unpleasant- York World, lies., and whatever an income nyiy be. ; ,IuMt N,7siiTi"T-Wr.ucn. the only t bailee (.r jicnec ol mui.l is to , v strange incident occurred in Horn live and spend rigorously within its j ,,.y n.t.(.,iv A monster me -ling of limit ?. Hindu barb, rs was lndd fin the pur- Slic Kims the Wholf Town. P"' considering lite (p.lestiou of th" Mis. Maggie Connelly, cd' Whip lany. j impropriety (f shaving the heads of N. .1.. whose feud with tho Whipoany j Hindu widows, and l hereby disfiguring Valley Itailrond Company has i;iad-! tl'(,"i for life. About b b irbers h iving her notorious, has an unenviable icpu- j assembled, one of them, named F.ab tatioii, and her neighbors Jell p.ieer ;'i,,c l're. rend a pamphlet in Mali tales about her. There i a dealer in "'. " v.hich he stated that the lnr horses living in the village who ( nee ! hi"'s 'd' old were happy and contented, made a trade with the wid ...'s sor. of j ,,u: 1 nierly. as-though a curse had de- whicli siie. 011 rolled inn. disupp;-o ed. The aggressive exploits by which vhe endeavored to annul the bargain wa'.'c the talk of lie country side for many vVy ie;S.s. Mlts. M ;, 1 1: c (i N t.l.l.V. days, but I hey were of 120 uva 1. The widow went to liw about it and lesti lied volubly on her ow n behalf. When the horse dealer's l.iw.i er, conti lent In Ills client's innocence, closed the de fense, and said "the defendant rests" everybody in the court room sah! it wa the Hist lllue he had rested si ice be made tholrnde, and the jury ga.c him Ihe Verdii I. Mrs. Connelly weighs l.vn pounds. S!ic fears no living thing. When it comes to battle wiDi a railroad that is only four miles long, a lady wie hobU Ihe festive spirit of a whole township in awe cail'l reasonably be expected l( yield her traditional privileges. The corporate rights of a railroad don't cmmiuI In a hostile country. And if the company happens to employ but a 1. ell of K( ni(g loeil, as III this case, siege and pitched battle and occasional rout lire but natural Incidents of the situa tion. Hut Superintendent .1. It. Mclick. whoso bitten wrist Is now healing nh'c ly, thinks the usual accidents of rail road life are enough to risk without dodging the nmazonian battle ax of the lwiio widow of Whippany. mm - T7' "J A l l'JßJ -tJ 1 1 yfi-' s. " - - aeeiueiits happen on the widow's land, as they have a few times, thov ate looked upon in the light .f eNpe-t(st cv.-tits. Mr? providential. Comcliy ,s;:vs tiiev an . ,." ' '. ' ' . beheves nrmly. and st so says every day, ib.it the Lord lights for the lone widow by these extraordi nary means. The officers of the rail road company do not agree to this. They say that the causes are in their ,,, Ii"f "r Tl,maM Ildlson' Mother. TIP ,.,..,1,1., , i. ,,,., ,,; the 'g'-cnl inventor and the son is strikii.g. j He has her nose. eyes, and a head sliap : ed like hers, but more highly develop I ed. He may consider himself lucky to j have them. Site was a splendid woni- an and a woman of gnat strength, i .Mary Flliott was her name. She was a j Massachusetts girl of Scotch descent. I She taught school in Canada at one : lime, and she taught I'dison all that ' ft&j-Jily. VC'. u:s. i.iuson. j he ever knew. He once studied for ! eight, weeks .vt a district S(diool. but. ! excepting thai, he never had any sehool I ing save that his mother gave hinv, i She bad 110 oi!c'i children, and devoted j all her time to training the boy who ' has done So well, rnfoituil.-itely. she i never lived In see a telephone or kilicto- j scope, or to know her son's greatness, j She died in lSCii'. w hen she was IT ! years old. She was no longer very New young when lhlison was born. sec u ded (11 their he.tds. trade had fallen oil' and they had become poor. The -iif ' could only be account -d for by the fad that I hey were coiuiuiüiug a great sin in shaving the heads of poor, innocent widows, thus depriving them of their best ornament. It was against I tiie Hindu Script uro- to depricu wid I ow of her hair, and doubtless It was tto ! curse of the widows that had followed j their calling. The ineding ihereupon i unanimously resolved thai no barber I should shave a widow':: head, and that it he did he should be exc iinniuuic.tted. I'ntiey Cult". 'Ihe reign of plain and iibtriimued cuffs is over. Some radical hange's are being made. Kceoming ones can be made very easily by cutting muslin strips of Ihe desired width and edging i them with cream lace 011 both sides. Then lay the muslin in triple box plails and fasten ilient in place about thiee (uarters of the distance with a little silk stitching, allowing the fullness in spring (Mil between the phlts. These make very pretty finishings fn- any house dress, but should always be kept perfectly fresh. If made of good ma terial the plaiting can be unfastened, the goods washed and plaited up again :;s good as new. CnpcMof I It ix Sleeve. Sonic Winnen who object so decidedly 'i having their sleeves crushed wear f'ijg a coat or Jacket, and yet are cold in a cape, might apply the idea of the tight jacket walsi of Fcrsiuu lamb, V.ilh w Ing like sleeve s of c loth or velvet It burned . w lib bands of the lamb. It Makes a jaunty and attractive looking w;np. (piite warm enough for ordinary Wear in this climalc. Win Itritiliiisccui'c. Vhe widow of Celt. Crailt Is at Work oil a volume of reminiscences which nrl1 'ßW x s X -.X i t she Is compiling from voluminous notes ncchh-nl which will probably itoiU hi Iii iide during thee ivll war. Mrs. Crant j death. The boy went to the pnntry in ti CiN na pa n led her husband in his cam-J earch of a piece of pie und being to pajgns during that fateful period, and ! small lo reae h it, fell against the door htv book will be lllled with the Incl-! nnd closed it. The little felloy. wit at dcits of Ihe time between Fort Don- tucked by rats .nnd Ihe physu-i.uii fear elf m and Appomattox. I Ljdiemhubki will result. INDIANA INCIDENTS. RECORD OF EVENTS OF PAST WEEK. THE t'riniary Tcncliers f Aloncie (let Themselves in Hot Water The Mur d.r of Ilesicr Curt it a Isl Mystcri ous AiTair. Children Lose FaiHi In Santa. Frof. V. I. Snytier. Superintendent of Fublic Schools at Mnncie. linds bims. -If in tit" unenviable position of arbitrator of a peculiar trouble between the teach ers and the parents of the -hool children. Jt is a custom for the various . lasses to ledd Christmas xercises cadi year je.sr bef.ire the holidays. This y ar. jest aft -r i the exeiviscw c-loscd. the teachers in the lower grades informed the children that their enterprising papas and mammas had been imposing on them by making them beliee there is a Santa Clans, whereas he is only a niyihi-al creation. The ehihlrui went homo with aching hearts and with tears in their eyes, feeling that Christmas had lost i's charm for them. A few were so gloomy and despon dent they refused to have anything to do with their presents. The parents arose in their indignation in a body. They went to Supt. Snyder, end. after explain ing the situation to him. demanded that the "heartless"' pedagogues be dismissed. The Superintendent is perplexed as to whnt to do. Tiie teadn rs intimate that a strike is not improbable deodd he dis- I -.I- r-- .111 miss uie oiiemiers. cn int otmr nano. if he does not the parents sav thev wi! !,.., tll,. s..h(( ltinir)) t,.r;lsll llU,(li 1 sentiment, to discharge them. Tbc Case of Hester Curtis. There is the material f.-r a cause eclebre in the mystery surrounding the murder of Hester Curtis at La fay lie. The murder, which was discovered Sunday, is thought to have been committed ..n ;he Friday or Saturday previous, and the circumstan tial eviib nee thus far unearthed gives absolutely no clew to the murderer save that his motive was evidently robbery. Mrs. Curtis, who was known to be in pos session of money derived from the sale of some property, lived in an isolated cot tage in an obscure street. Her lmdy, when discovered Sunday, was sitting up right in a chair, the head being beaten in with the blows of some sharp instrumeiff. In the woman's hand was it itched hT bank-book opened at the page where her last deposit had been recorded. The the ory is that the woman, in trying to prove to the murderer that she had no money with her. was showing her haiik-ltook t hint at the time the fatal blow fell. The fuels certainly h-r.d color to this view. There was silverware in the cottage, but the murderer, who had evidently ran sacked the place, left it untouched, lb was looking for money. The most plaus ible explanation is that the woman and her nn welcome visitor had an angry dis cussion in whit h she refused to c omply with his demands for her money. Fossi tly there was also a slight s'-ufll-' when the robber started to make a search of ihe house for himself. As a proof that no money was in her possession f.t:o then got out her bank-book and sat down to show iis pages to the thief. While dein; so the thief, eith r because he feared further interference with his hunt d" Ihe house or because of ha ill d rag, seized a weap on and killed her. It is in every way a most singular case, and one which may be expected lo attract e-msiderable atten tion. The manner of the murder, the story told by the bank-book, the woman's natural posiere, the length of time clapp ing between the murder and its discovery, together with the successful flight of t..' murderer, combine to make it one of those cases which become famous in the annals of an entire neighborhood. All Over the State. The family. of Amos Fry, near l.osfm. is in a terrible condition as a result of impure vaccination. Mr. Fry determined to vaccinate his four children from virus takii from the arm of the neighbor. The children were taken violently ill and crup lio.is appeared over their entire lodics. Amy. 17 years of age. was compelled to have her arm amputated, and site proba bly cannot recover. All the children arc suiT ri? g from blood poisoning of a severe lpe and all of them may die. Fhysiciaus say that the virus has permeated tluir entire system and even should they re cover they will be physical wrecks. At Fletcher, a village in Fulton County, the wedding of Arthur Matthews and Miss Cert rude K I was to have taken place Tuesday e vening. A number of guests hail been invited and an elaborate wedding feast prepared, but Tuesday morning, when Mr. Heed had pieparcd to accompany his prospective son-in-law af ter the lice-use, Mr. Matthew, the father of ihe groom-to-be. arrived and cxplaineel that the ceremony e-ould not be perform ed he-cause Arthur the night before had. without bidding his relatives good -by, packed his clothing and left home, his destination being unknown. Miss Kced is heartbroken over the affair, and both families denounce the perlidy of Mat- ihews. W. C. penny was arre'stcd at Kiclunond recently by an otlieer from Ma niste, Mi h., on a charge of haling obtained .1 loan of .vpi.c-Mi from the Manistee mi lional bank by false representation. The transaction took place two years .!, when Penny was cashier of the Firvf National Hank at Little Kock. Ark. He negotiated the loan for his bank on bonds of a Little Rock htreet railway. The bank and railway company both fail!, and il was alleged that Penny had repre sented them lo have bee-n solvent con cerns. When Penny was arrested his Kichmoiid friends tendered both sym pathy nnd financial aid. ami prominent attorneys ut both Manistee and Rich mond were employed lo look after ihe case. Word was received from Manistee that the motion lo ipiash the in-ilie-tmmt had be-e-u granted and the case is nl 11 end. Mr. Penny's attor neys say that 11 heavy damage suit will be inntilittcd against the Manistee Na tional ilank for unjust arre st. Pnvid Oliver Allen, of l'nshville, aged 77, who was sick with grip, grieved so hard when his mother in law, Mrs. Mary Osborne. aged SC, di'd as lo cause heart failure, nnd lie died ;i few hours after her. Tie funerals were held together. At Uristow Willie, the ."i-year old son I of Thomas McCnrrol. met with a singular The latest story by the great Polish novelist, Henryk Sieiiklewier.. that Jere miah Cur; In hui translated into Fug lish. Is "Children .f the Soi!,"' a talu of contemporary life In I'ohinJ. T. It. Aldrich's for'hcor.iing vol nine, "Later Lyrics." is 10 b uniform in It gulsi, with li s lit th- volume of "XXXVI Lyrics an I XII Sonnets," and i-i to con tain his own sehet ion of sing3 from his rot vn l larger works. 'The Manhat fanrs" is the e-aeophoa-011$ but Jlti'üg title i: Iward S. Van 7.il.i has given his latest novel. The story I light. modern. supernVial.. irreverent, as the construction of such a word as Man hallauer would indicate, uu l it ia also amusing and (juib th-vcr. The new work 0:1 Charlotte Fronte, upon which t"hment Shorter and Pr. llohers'ou Nieol! have b eu at work for some time pas;, will contain a great many hitheno unpublished letters of Charlotte's, and a great variety of nwr material secured from hr husband, who Is si 11! living in Ireland. Mr. Shorter has In h'.s p;ss.-ssioa all Mrs. Caskell'sj corr-.'S;e;ideihe coloring the period b for s'.i wrofe her famous life of Char lotte Fronte. Zangw ill ctitwardly seems an ungain ly man, homely, awkward, and careles in dress, but a more genial companion is rarely to be found. Although Mr. Zangwiir.s name b e:i familiar t- the literary world fur several years, h Is only thirty-two. An aneclce nov going tiie rounds of tie press, and based 0:1 his manner of signing hl name as "I. Zangwill" relates th discomfiture of a lady who asked him what his Christian name was and re ceived tlu" response; have none." Tiie latest a-'thoi t. complain of pi ratical publishers digging up and re printing his early and immature work Is Hall Caine. An American house has just unearthed and put on the market a story Mr. Caine wrote? huriedly to fill a gap br-tween serials by Zola and "Ouida" while' he was on a Liverpool paper, several years ago. and Mr. Caina feels much aggrieve,!. He never had th.j story ropuh!ihed in Cngland. and. In deed, used pans of it ia writin; h!j now famous novel. Th Deemster." Ten year ago .Times Tisor tvas noted in Faris as a painter of fieshly liyinphs. of a series of picture's depict ing tin pleasures of life i:i the oaj.iiaJ, and of porrraiis of men ami women !a the fash:o:ub!o world. Suddenly h closed his s:udio. and announced that he was going to Fab'stine to illu.strato a "Life of ( ":iris:." For years he studied the gospels and scrip; t:ral history, and thoroughly fami!iari:ed himself with life in tiie Holy Loud. lb' has painted nearly four hundred pictures, and :i book is s ioii 0 !, published containing them all. reproduced in color, and sell ing ar $.". for the cheapest copy. FIGHT WITH TWO LIONS. ' Hairbreadth i'scapo iYojm the Clinche of a Hungry I!eat. He saw. above the ledge am! a littl beyond, the ears and head of a lion, ai it sat watching tin? deer. Jake rose in his saddh? to place a bullet, as he said, midway between those ears, when a powerful Hon leaped from behind a trc.j on the ledg? of rock above, and, strik ing him in tiie chest, carried him oil" hi horse, headlong toward tiie mountain, and his horse ran wildly away. A mo ment later Jake was lying on his back in the snow, his head up hill, and tho bj:ist standing over him with one paw planted lirmly 011 his chest, the other slightly lifted, and wagging its rail in dedighr, while jts hot breath was ex haled into Jack's fa .-c. His tirst impulse was to hold down his chin tightly, to prevent his throat being pom open, while he cautiously felt for his knife. He found the knife, and as he drew it a slight grating sound caused tiie lion lo rebound at his feet, and as h did so it uttered n scream which Jake knew only gave him tha chance of a moment. It w:s a call for the other lion. Fearing to make a mo tion of escape or resistame. h moved his hand back in the snow, in s:rch of his rille, which had been lost In the fall. His linger touched the stock. He cau tiously pulled it down by his sib, and still looking his e-.iptoi straight In tha tvcs slowly turned the liilc till it muzzle faced the lion. The bullel passes! through its heart and it sank on Jake's feet. 1'oloie he could move from his helpless position, the oilier lion bound ed 01 er the prec.'pic, and somewhat overleaping its 111.11 k lit In the snow, and Instantly received a Indict In Its brain. The two lions lay dead, not leu feet apart. Outing. A 'l lmeplec lor 1 r Hlind. A recent Invention Is a watch for th use of tho blind. It Is so arranged ih.it by passing the lingers ever so lightly over Ihe raised Idlers of th, dial tii hands are disturbed. In the mi, Idle of eac h llguro Is a movable peg. The hour hand would be stopped if the peg re mained stationary, but at the tone h of the hour hand it drops. To learn what is the hour, the blind man passes his lingers round the clte le till he finds tin peg that is down. The latter remain down until the next peg drops. In order to find the minutes there Is a similar set of pegs, oil the outer edge of the dial for the minute hand. An ltelro lo the KtiHtinn Thron. A daughter has been born to the Czar of Kins-ia. The baby, who has been named Olga, may one clay rule over KusM.1, tho mammoth empire which covers over one sixth jwrtlon of the solid land of the earlh. Women ruler are not unusual in Hussla. and some of the greatest sovereign of their tltn on the Ku&slaa throne were women,