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A NEW MILK PRODUCT. It la Called tialalltb and la Hard Euough (or Knife Handles uud Like Objects. At a hygienic milk show in Hamburg, recently, there were displayed boxes, combs, knife handles, cigar holders and numerous other things which seemed to have no special connection with the main idea of the exhibition. Some of them, like chessmen, were elaborately carved, while others rivaled the rues of marble, though weighing much less than that substance. Upon inquiry the visitor discovered that these objects were made out of solidified milk, or milk-stone. The technical name adopted for the material is “galalith.” For 15 or 20 years inventors have tried to work up casein so that it could be utilized in this fashion. In Germany there is a poor market for skimmed milk- What cannot be sold to the sugar ixiiiiv laviDiico 10 in i ail » ivu iu i»»b° and cattle. If a substitute for ivory or ebony could be made out of it. there fore, this refuse would become more profitable. First one chemical and then another was added, and at times the de sired qualities seemed to have been ob tained. Then this product would turn out to be too brittle, or show a tendency to swell and warp when wet, or betray some other deficiency. One of the processes tried was the addition of for maldehyde, a well known modern germicide, but the method of combina tion was not successful. The makers of galalith, it seems, have improved on this last mentioned ex periment. They use formaldehyde, but employ other chemicals also. The American consul general at Coburg says: “To produce a material which could he used for handles of table knives, they proceeded as follows: Dissolved casein was given a dark color by the addition of soot, and, with the help of a metallic salt (acetate of lead) a slate colored precipitate was obtained. This was mixed with water and the thin pap filled into a cloth stretched over a frame. The water becoming absorbed by the cloth, the pap contracted into a uni form. firm and dark mass. The latter was placed in a solution of formalde hyde, and after being dried a product resulted which in luster and color was equal to ebony. In this way a raw ma terial is produced which the inventors have protected by numerous patents. "An advantage of the new product as compared with celluloid is the fact that it docs not ignite so easily and is entire ly odorless. Trials have proved that even when keiTt for weeks in water it does not distend more than the best quality of buffalo horn: after one month it had not soaked in more than 20 per cent, of water. Of late trials have been made to produce, by the addition of vegetable oils, an insulating material for electro-technical purposes.” Acknowledging? n Compliment. Girl with the Gibson Girl Neck—I wish I had hands as white as yours. Girl with the Julia Marlowe Dimple— You’d be sorry if you had. They show dirt so easily.—Chicago Tribune. of faeminn Miners. The average annual wage of adult miners in Silesia, Germany, is $245. THIS plan is furnished for the Coun try Gentleman by Mr. John F. Lape, architect, Rensselaer, N. Y. The elevation and floor plans convey the general features of the design so fully that little need be said by way of ex planation. The hired man has a good sized bedroom directly over the kitchen and so isolated, with a night door at the foot of the stairs on the piazza, that he can retire early or late without disturb ing the household. This arrangement should satisfy the most exacting housewife, as it keeps the help out of the kitchen, and no doors need be left open at night or until morning for the hired man. The living room on the first floor has an open fire-place for wood fire during the cold months. A room with a fire-place will change its air three times an hour. The dining-room adjoining -the living room also contains a fire-place, and it should be used, if for ventilation alone. The kitchen is con nected with the cellar with inside stairs, and also has stairs from the entry to man’s room. Adjoining the living room is a commodious bedroom which would be convenient for old people or during sickness, when the patient could be close STOVE IN THE SOLE <•. Shoe That Ih Warranted to Keep tht Feet Warm Invented by a Virginia Woman. Just why a woman should happen to study up In the summer time an inven tion to aid in warming the feet in cold weather is difficult to explain. The fact remains that she has done so. as our il lustration of the idea will witness. As there is no good reason why this same shoe cannot be utilised in the warm weather as a ventilated covering for the feet, we will explain the working of the shoe, which can be worn in all climates. Instead of having a solid sole, this shoe is provided with upper and lower space plates, having a connecting wall at their edges, provided^ with ven tilating openings and also a larger pass age to permit the insertion of the fuel which produces the heat. To insure combustion of this fuel, which is prob ably the same as is used in the little Japanese hand and foot warmers, there is a flue leading from the rear of the hollow sole to the ball, where the fuel is placed. Of course, the interior of the HAS A STOVE IN THE SOLE. • sole must be lined with metallic sheets, to prevent actual contact of the fuel with the leather. The small quantity of ash which remains after the fuel is con sumed can be readily removed through the opening which admits it, although there is sufficient room inside the solo for the storage of a considerable quan tity of ashes, thus permitting the in sertion of a number of sticks of fuel before the shoe must be emptied of the deposit. For summer wear the fuel is, of course, dispensed with, and openings directly connecting the hollow sole with the interior of the shoe might be util ized to advantage to convey the currents of air around the foot.—N. O. Timcs Democrat. TRAPS SET FOR ANGLERS. Singular and Ineiiirrtrd Method of EuforciiiK the Game Lawn in Jew Hampshire. A young New York fisherman who went into northern New Hampshire to try his luck early last summer ran across a new way of enforcing game laws. The New Hampshire statutes make it an offense to have in one’s pos session a trout under six inches in length, but the New Yorker didn’t know this, says the Sun. lie was returning by train from a good day's sport, when the conductor, after taking up his ticket, strolled back £nd started a conversation. He asked the fisherman what luck he’d had, and finally asked to see the catch. The conductor looked long and care fully at the fish. Finally he said: “Young man. I'm a game warden of this state, an’ some o’ them fish are under size. I’ll have to measure them.’’ And measure them he did, finding that five were under length. It cost the young ster $25 and costs to settle the bill with the state, and a part of that sum went to the game warden conductor. The fisherman didn’t know the trick of the native, who, when he hauls out a trout that's under length, cuts off the tail and defies the warden to tell how long it was when caught. A Convenient Farm House to the family. This floor also contains a large pantry and china closet. The second story contains four family cham Ders and a toilet room, with three clothes closets. The first story is nine feet in the clear; the second story eight feet. The walls outside are sheathed and pa pered, and finished with pine siding and shingles, which also includes roof. The studding, joists and rafters are spaced 16 inches from center, and all joists are well bridged. All window sashes are one and five-eighths thick, glazed as shown, and hung to balance weights with good cord. The porch and veranda floors are of narrow, tongued and grooved pine, carefully nailed and closely laid. The closets and pantry are all properly shelved and hooked. The interior finish is of good-grade cypress wood, oiled and varnished. The cellar, which extends under the whole house, is six feet six Inches in the clear, laid up with field stone and Portland cement. The exterior woodwork has three coats of white lead and linseed oil in combination colors, with moss green roof and dark brown chimneys. This farmhouse can be built as described in almost any section of the country for |2,S90. CHARMING FANCY WORK. The Art of Tattlnir, So Popular In the Daya of Our Grandmothers, Attain Comlnir Into Favor. There never was a time when lace was so much in request, and there is a renaissance of some of the older kinds, such as netting, crochet and tatting. The only requisites for tat ting are a bone shuttle, a crochet hook and coarse thread. In choosing the shuttle select one which has the two halves coming together at the points so as not to let the thread escape while working, and also that it shall , not catch in the work. The two parts should just meet, so that the thread, in pushing through, should cause a slight click. The two illustrations of the hands show the way the thread is passed round the hand and how the shuttle should be held. Having filled your shuttle with thread, take it in your right hand between thumb and first finger, take the end of the thread with vour left and hold in nnsitinn flrmlv with thumb and forefinger and pass the thread outward around the finger3. which should be spread out, and bring it round to the end and hold both with finger and thumb firmly, as in Fig. 1; pass the thread over to the left and bring the shuttle down on the right side ox the thread he.i pretty taut by the spread fingers, carry it under the thread and bring it up on the left side between the taut thread and the shut tle thread (which was thrown over .from the finger and thumb). This will make a single knot. The spread fingers must now be relaxed and the shuttle thread held taut to bring the knot into position and so that the thread round the hand shall be over the shuttle thread and allow the latter to be drawn back and forth through the middle of the knot. This so far is only a single knot. Now let the shuttle thread hang loose on the right side of the thread around the hand and pass the shuttle on the left under the thread and bring up on the right, as in Fig. 2; relax the fin gers, tighten the shuttle thread and carefully draw up close to the other single knot. Now you have a double knot. See that the shuttle thread comes through the middle: otherwise when you have all your knots made the thread would not draw, and it would, therefore, be no use. I remember when a child picking up the stitch, but instead of making the knots with the thread around the fin gers over the thread in the shuttle, I kept the thread around the fingers too tight and made the knot with the 1 shuttle thread over it instead of vice J versa. The consequence was I could ! make one hole and draw it with the THE HANDS IN TATTING. end of the thread, but, of course, could make no more. When the shuttle is passed under the thread around the fingers the fin gers must be spread and the thread held tightly around them. The mo ment the shuttle comes up on the oth er side the fingers must be relaxed and the shuttle thread held tightly. All the time, of course, the circle of thread around the hand is held firmly by the finger and thumb. The only way to do it is to try over and over again. Having once mastered this initial difficulty, the rest is easy. For a simple trimming which can be used on the edge of tucks or ruffles stitch two rows of machine stitching about a quarter of an inch apart and the *same distance from the edge. Then, with a contrasting color, or the same color as the goods of Roman floss or heavy mercerized cotton, run the threads diagonally through every other machine stitch, which should be long, in order to permit the thread to run through easily.—Good Housekeep ing. The Complexion in Summer. The maiden who tans becomingly is a hard thing to find, while as for those who blister and burn, on the slightest provocation their name is legion. It is well for the ordinary woman, there fore, to forego her desire for a healthy tan and take a little care of her com plexion. Powder is a great protection against the ravages of the weather and auuve an iiiiiigs, iuc iace snuuia not be washed with soap and water at the conclusion of an outing. Peeled noses and blistered cheeks are almost certain to result from such treatment. In stead a cleansing cream should be lib erally applied. If soap must be used, the mildest of paste soaps should be selected, with a little borax in the water, and a good skin food should be rubbed in the skin afterward.—Chi cago News. The Sun Spoils Mirrors. Do not-hang a mirror where the sun shines, for the sun’s rays acts on the mercury and the glass becomes clouded. Cold Water Preserves Yolks. Yolks of eggs left over when the whites have been used will keep for several days If placed in a bowl of cold water. How to Keep Lemons. Lemons will keep better In cold wa ter than oh a shelf. NECKWEAR FOR AUTUMN. Sever Have There Been Greater Op portunltle* for the Selection of Pretty Style*. Never has more attention been paid tc :he dressing of the neck by maid and matron than at the present time, and never have there been greater opportu nities for the selection of becoming styles than in this year of grace. II It be the strictly tailored, mannish type of collar or scarf that is demanded, the dainty, frilly fascinating stock or cape nr the immense array of simple pretty styles midway between these two ex tremes, and from which the majority of women make their choice, all tastee can be thoroughly satisfied with the out put for this and the coming season. If the spring and summer styles were attractive and delightful enough totempi the average woman into extravagance and make her sigh for an unlimited bank account, the fall productions are even more fascinating, for the good points >f their predecessors have all been re tained and some extra little touches add ed that give a distinctive and altogethei alluring air. Some exceedingly pretty novelties have been brought out in stocks NOVELTIES IN NECKWEAR. showing rancy lace-like weaves and em broidered effects. Macrame is intro duced to give the note of novelty, the stock itself in most instances being quite simple and plain, with a fancy tab in front edged with macrame and possibly a tiny tassel in addition. The tassel is the dominant new note in the fall neck wear, and some of the smartest stocks are festooned all around with tassels attached to inlet motifs of some sheer material or soft silk. Considerable vogue is anticipated for macrame trimmed stocks and likewise for broad collars of this lace which is enjoying considerable favor at present in Paris. Fringe, in company with tassels and pendants, figures on many of the fall stocks, more particularly those fash ioned from crepe de chine, and similar sheer fabrics and soft silk, and striking ly pretty effects are obtained with or namentation of this kind in self or con trasting tone. These fringed stocks suggest the old-time jabot, but it is a glorified jabot, with none of the stiff ness of the old-fashioned article. The turnover collar and cuff sets in plain and embroidered linen and the newer Teneriffe work appear in variety that is bewildering and it is predicted that later on these matched sets will be found in silk and chiffon prettily embroidered In drawn work stocks are in many ef fective designs, and the mannish types are noticeable for their style and smart ness. In the wash goods are included the numerous strips of embroidery or v Cl U1 Ml IV, T* 11 IV 1L OWIUC HUiUVU C1C1 L V. the tight-fitting stock, while the fancy lace collars are found in a practically endless collection, ranging from the dainty little stock to the elaborate shoul der cape with stole ends. Broad collars and collars with stole ends promise tc receive marked attention during the coming season, and so, too, do soft scarfs of crepe ae chine and like mate rials, set oft with decoration of Ten eriffe wheels. So numerous are the new productions that but a hint can be given of their range and variety, but the ac companying illustrations represent a few of the newest and most distinctive models. Neckwear covers such a large field that the most exacting woman is sure to find that which will suit her fancy, and there is no excuse for the girl or woman who fails to obtain be coming stocks and scarfs and collars from the display for the present and coming season.—Brooklyn Eagle. FISHMONGERING RAILROAD. Wew Hampnliire Line That laed to Supply Customers at All tlic Stations. While looking through a pile of old papers the Exeter correspondent came across the following article in a New York paper of the date of February 6, 1859, under the caption of “The Smelt Railroad,” says the Manchester Union. “It is well known that the Portsmouth railroad has to turn everything to ac count to pay running expenses, and many are the jokes they perpetrate upon the conductors in reference tc their shifts to get a living. It is said that one of them last year wJas accus tomed to bring fish from Portsmouth and peddle them out on the way to Con cord. “One day he brought along smelts, dealing out to customers at every sta tion, till he got to suncooK, wnere / ne blew his horn and an old woman came out and wanted six, ‘just a pattern—all I’ve got left, you’re in the nick of time,' said he, and he began to count them and found only five. ‘How’s this? I should have six,’ and he began to count his fingers, and reckon over how he had disposed of the four dozen he had start ed with. After awhile, ‘I have it; hold on a little while and I’ll be back,’ said he; and he ran the train back seven miles to a place where he had let a woman have one more than she had paid for, got it, came back to Suncook and let the old woman have the six she wanted, and then the ‘smelt’ train went to Concord.” Origin of Rain Water. Every year a layer of the entire sea 14 feet thick is taken up into tht clouds; the winds bear their burden into the land and the water cornea down in rain upon the fields, to flow back through rivers. When the Window Rattles. If windows rattle at night a few folded slips of paper placed between the sash and the casing will brlnj peace and Quiet NEVER MIND. , Are you blue, little boy, are you angry and ' sore, I With the way things have happened to- 1 day? Have you borne all you can, till you can 1 stand no more, 1 Are you fretted and hurt to your very ; heart's core. And cruelly robbed of your play? Never mind, never mind, the day will soon end, And with it your trials so sore; For doubtless a happy to-morrow you'll spend, And kindness and love shall your broken heart mend, And troubles remember no more. Are you grieved, little maid, do you think you're abused, By playmate or teacher or friend, A victim of falsehood, unjustly accused, Your heart's dearest wishes unkindly re fused. Till you almost wish life at an end? To-day may be rainy and everything drear, And nature enveloped in gloom; In sunshine to-morrow, the day will be clear, llach lingt ring raindrop a diamond appear, The flowers in the fields all abloom. —Frank Beard. In Ham's Horn. THE LAUGHING JACKASS. An Australian Illril That Makes Queer Sounds and Thereby Gets a Funny Name, Australia is the home of the bird shown in the accompanying picture, and its scientific name is Dacelogigan tiea. A kingfisher it really is, repre senting the Alcedinae family in the south of Australia, as the buff king fisher does in the north; but on ac- ' , | j ! i A LAUGHING JACKASS. count of the extraordinary sounds which it makes it is commonly known as the "laughing jackass.” Those who travel through the bush for the first time cannot help being startled by the strong, wierd voice which the bird possesses, and which, according to some, is very like the laugh of an idiot, while others main tain that it closely resembles the | braying of a donkey. The bird is thick set and has a long bill, short legs and rather long head feathers, which can be raised at will i into the form of a crest.—Detroit Free ; Press. ADVICE TO YOUNG WRITERS. — Be Brief Till You Have >ln«le a Rep utation, Sa>N the Literary Agent. “If you have a good incident about which to group a story,” said one of the literary agents who undertake the job of selling the young writer's copy, ac cording to the New York Sun, "that in cident is worth a certain amount of narrative. It may be equal to 1,500 words or it may be strong and intense enough to make 3,000 possible. Young writers over-elaborate. One came the other day with a story more than 6,000 words long. I told the author that the central idea was good and the story readily marketable if he reduced it to 1,500 words. Of course, he was furious and will send around the story to the magazines. After it has been refused by all of them he will condense it to 1,500 words and bring it back to me. “And how he will criticise the tastes of the magazine readers which compel him to condense his story. He will say that he is not allowed to put in charac ter, observation, wit or anything but the skeleton of his plot. “Thgt is unfortunately true so far as the beginner is concerned. In his case the editors want a story quickly told. After he has acquired a reputation It may be possible for him to digress from the facts of his plot. But he must stick to business until he is well enough known to make people read whatever he writes, whether it is interesting or not.” A Fntnre Millionaire. Teacher—How much is eight times 40? Boy—Three dollars and 20 cents.— Judge. A TALK ABOUT AXES. approvement* In Woodcraft Effected by Civilization Dezcrfbed in Word and Picture. Both In America and Europe stone mplements have been found, made by he aborigines and undoubtedly meant or cutting and hacking timber. The hape varies greatly, and there are tumerous degrees of sharpness. Oc asionally by chipping and grinding lomething like Cta edge was produced, >ut this was rarely comparable to that ibtained with metal, it is hard to mderstand how wood which was tough md hard could be hewn with these ixes. Of course, the primitive man did not handle such heavy timber or do such fine fitting as his successors, and ^et he accomplished wonders. Dr. John Gifford, of the New York State College of Forestry, compares the imDlements of Drehistoric davs with those of to-day, in Forestry and irrigation. From his illustrations we reproduce a few specimens. At the left are some more advanced forms of stone axe, and at the right three repre sentatives of modern times. The two ixes having handles, with their heads iownward, are the American single bitted and double bitted types, and the sne having its head uppermost and having a stiaight handle is of German manufacture. The Indians fastened their axeheads upon wooden handles with stout thongs. In order to derive x correct idea of the relative size of hese axes, one should imagine that Df the stone implements to be reduced jne-third in comparison with the metal anes. Dr. Gifford says: “The axe had its beginning in a pounding implement of rough stone. It gradually developed into a tool with m edge for hacking and a pole for pounding. Its efficiency was finally increased by the addition of a handle. It has remained a combined pounding md cutting implement up to the time of the manufacture of the double bitt ed steel axe. A chopper goes into the woods to cut, and the larger the cut ting edge at his disposal the better, but as a tool for general utility the double bitted is inferior to the common single bitted axe with curved hickory handle. “A good axe should be solid steel. It is said that hand-made axes tem pered by the heat of natural gas are the best. It should have a curved blade, with bulging faces; such an axe throws out the chips and does not stick. These carefully proportioned curves give to the American axe its great efficiency. A professor of art in Ger many once said that a thing with ar tistic lines is usually a thing of great est utility, and he gave as an illus tration the American axe. . . German axes radically differ from the common American axe, but are not so clumsy and inefficient as they appear at first sight.” Billy and (he Ar(la(n. Billy’s sister is the organist of the church in the country town where the family spends its summers, and Billy blow's the old-fashioned instrument upon which his sister performs. Some day, however, Billy will be an artist himself if his present spirit of pride in his work persists. Still, although he enjoys his task, the 25 cents he earns every Sunday is much appre ciated by him. A concert was given in the church in aid of a local charity, and the singers and quite a number of “artists” who summer in the vil lage, and whose services usually com mand big remuneration, volunteered their services. When the concert was over, the choirmaster came to Billy, who had enjoyed greatly the impor tance of the occasion and his share in it, and held out a quarter to pay the boy for his work. Billy looked up in grieved surprise. “Why, say,” said he, “aren’t the rest of the talent giv ing their services for nothing?” Ftahea Sensitive to Sound. The sense of hearing in fishes is still a matter of uncertainty. They have no ears resembling those of the higher ani mals, but they are sensitive to sound in some degree, although it is doubtful if this can be called hearing. Late experi ments by Dr. Zenneck, of Strassburg, show something of the degree of sensi tiveness. The sound of a bell in the wa ter caused roach, dace and bleak to dart away if within ten feet or to show signs of distubance if within 25 feet. When the bell was muffled and in a pail, the fish were slightly disturbed. “I WONDER IF I DARE!” _ There it always a fascination for a small dog in seeing just how near he can come ft) a lobster without getting hurt, and the evident excitement of this wary duppy is caused by his great and fearful desire to play with the forbidding looking monster crawling toward him. The picture comes from Germany, tt^p dog, a dachshund, being a great favorite in that country. From the Atlanta Constitution. In the death of "Bill Arp” a golden •ink between the old and new South la broken. Hia passing reminds ua that the one is a glorious heritage of memory—the other a splendid fulfill ment of the prophecy of labor. He was of both. Charles H. Smith, known only by his bluff pen-name wherever memory loyal hearts thrill to “Dixie,” typified and portrayed in his life and writ ings all that has made his beloved Southland individual and picturesque. “From the Uncivil War to Date,” to borrow the title of his last popular book, his pen was busy with ideals of the past and idyls of the present. The Ideals rang true to the noblest side of traditional Southernism, and the idyls were sweet with the simple, homely pleasures of unperverted Southern life today. What his gentle pen delineated was not so much the patrician South as the homespun South. It was his labor of love to portray and extol the joy of living in the “cool, sequestered vale." He was the prophet of simplicity—the philosopher of the home-folks. Perhaps “Bill Arp” was best known to the world through his regular let ter to the Constitution, a correspond ence covering more than a quarter of a century. These letters were a re flex, not alone of the rural South, but of the active, thinking, rehabilitated South—a delightful admixture of un affected wit, droll humor, sharp satire, common sense philosophy, reminiscent gossip and realistic de scription. The good gray “Sage of Bartow” was of the old sr-hnol and therefore, in the political sense, an irreconcilable; but only with respect to the South’s few dearest prejudices. He was not a repiner. As much as he loved yesterday, he met the oppor tunities and obligations of today half way, with cheery heart and clear eye. His counsel was wise and safe. His viewpoint of life and affairs was healthy. He was never a reactionary. But more than aught else, “Bill Arp’’ was a humorist, and will longest be remembered in that pleasant role. He was the “Nasby” of the South, but without the Ohio war humorist’s bitterness. During the war ne re flected the ideas of his section with an appeal to the risibilities of hi3 compatriots that won him a wide reading in perilous camps and at deso late hearthstones. His humor was of the quaint, unconscious sort, and it found the weak spots of whoever or whatever he assailed. He could pierce a coat of mail with a laugh. After the surrender he reconciled the South with a laugh, too. He accepted the inevitable with a droll humor, not un mixed with pathos, calculated to make war-worn, impoverished “rebels” take a fresh grip on life with the courage of hope in their hearts. Always an optimist, the postbellum gloom could not withstand the radiance of his quizzical smile. It “reconstsructed” the secession States. Aside from his newspaper contribu tions, “Bill Arp” was the author of a number of books embracing his most characteristic work, among them a history of Georgia. Not a lit tle of his fame was acquired on the lecture platform, where his genial humor and rough and ready wisdom attracted a host of auditors. His mind was versatile and well-rooted educa tionally. Next to the book of nature, he loved the tomes of the great in literature. His writings were full of classical allusions and illustrations, but never pedantically interjected. He knew his Petrarch and Plato as he knew his Bible. The mythology and history of antiquity were familiar to him. He was a student and a scholar—self-taught, but nevertheless a student and a scholar. The gentle graces of his pen were those of the man. He lived and felt what he wrote. Withdrawn in large degree from the sordid, material aspects of the world, he dwelt with his books, his garden, childhood and flowers. Nature he loved passionately, but none the less his fellowman. To his neighbors he was not the abstracted, Belt-centered recluse, but a lovable, clever neigh bor. Nothing was too small or com monplace to enlist his interest and sympathy. His was the universal heart. We shall miss “Bill Arp” in the South, and particularly in Georgia, the State of his nativity, home and genius. His spirit and that which is most natural and sweetest in the spirit of Georgia are one. We. South erners all, loved him as we love the “old home place”—for did he not write from the soul of him about as sociations, memories and loves dear est to the inmost heart of us? The age’s ambition may drive us away iruui me quiei. snuuy [imus, uul uui secret ideal of contentment, pleni tude and a clear conscience is there. We loved him because he himself has held fast to that ideal and warmed it in our breasts. The great heart of the South and Georgia goes out to those near and dear to the gentle dead by ties of blood. Their bereavement is indeed great, but we share it. The shadow is not alone over that typical old Southern home, “The Shadows.” It rests over Dixieland. May the peace which passeth understanding have been found by our departed friend. “We All Steal.” Daniel B. Hasbrouck, the venerable vice-president of the Metropolitan street railway company, who has the reputation of always having a new story about any old thing that may be mentioned, tells one of early steam boat days on the Hudson that is worth repeating. “The pride of the river at that time was the new side-wheeler South America. One of the principal own ers of her stock was an Albany man, who had great expectations from the enterprise. When a year of prosper ous traffic brought forth no dividend, he became suspicious and determined to find out for himself where the earn ings were going. Calling a bright Al bany boy, he took him into his con fidence. “ ‘Aleck, he said, ‘there is some thing wrong in the South Americk Company, and I want you to ferret it out for me. Go down to New York and hang around that dock until you can get a place in the office. I don't care what you do, or what pay you get. I’ll stand your expenses for a year. Here is fifty to start on.’ "Aleck started in high spirits, and nothing was heard of him for several months. The capitalist was begin ning to fear lest his plan should have failed, when one day he received an unsigned note on the letterhead of the South America Company, reading very short and to the point, and un questionably in Aleck's round hand writing: “ ‘Sell out your stock in the South America. We all steal."’—New York Times.