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Make all money orders, checks, etc., pay ib'.e | to the Tribune I*rtilling Company, Limited. The Rev. Dr. Sheldon, of Topekn, Kan., holds the newspapers largely re sponsible for the pessimism of the age. The United States is carrying off Ilv great bulk of the trade, not only in South Africa, but in the foreign mar kets of The world. American hats are catching on in London and we may be able to got even for some of the awful English garments that have made n hit on this side of the water. Tt is said that Mark Twain is writ ing a book, the manuscript of which is | to be placed in a vault and published 100 years hence. Some of Mark's jokes ought to be again by that time. The natives of Lake Ossal, East Africa, rose up and slew 200 tax col lectors who were attempting to collect the salt tax. This incident illustrates one advantage of barbarism over civ- ; ilizntion. The mosquito is accused of spread* | ing malaria germs. There is some ; satisfaction in reflecting that the mos- j quite may have experienced a chill | or two while carrying the germ about with him. A Spanish paper says that two des- i cendants of Columbus, Manuel and Maria Colombo, brother and sister, are at present Inmates of the Asylum for the Homeless, in the city of Cadiz. It Is said tli°t documents in their pos- ' session incontestable' prove their de- ' scent. A wealthy Englishman has left a legacy of a quarto * of a million dollars to each of his two daughters, bur- • dened with the condition that they da not marry Americans. He ought to be ashamed of himself after all the heir esses the United States has furnished | England. According to the argument of an a bio railway lawyer a man is legally enti tled to a car seat into which he has dropped a bag, bundle, coat, cane or c.mbrella. This may he so, but when a "knight of the road" fills up half a dozen seats with his sample cases and grips, it looks rather rough on the seat!ess passenger. There has been talk for some time of erecting a "Pantheon" at Berl'n for ; the great dead of Germany. As Paris has its Pantheon and London its West minster Abbey, so it is proposed to build a temple in the Prussian capital to serve as the burial place of m y Goethe, Humboldts, Bismarcks, You Moltkes or other such worthies as ' olinll adorn the German fatherland in the ages to come. The projectors sag- i gest the sum of $.",000,000 will he needed for a beginning. The different countries of Europe ! hold different ideas as to the age when ! responsibility begins and a person can be regarded as knowing the meaning ! of liis actions. In England the law | looks upon everyone over the ago of j seven as a responsible being, and | every child beyond that age can lie i prosecuted as a criminal. The same j age is accepted in fiussia and Portugal, i In France and Belgium the age is 1 eight; in Italy and Spain it is nine; i Norway, Greece, Austria, Denmark and Holland decline to prosecute a child under ten, and this is tiic rule in j tome ci the Swiss cantons. v Among the black hunters of kanga- j roos in Western Australia arc 27 wo- ; men. It is a professional business and there arc about 125 persons who make it their regular business to hunt and capture the animals A Missouri weather profit who reads the future in the leaves of trees says this will be one of the mildest winters ever known on the continent. THJ SUM OF IT. A sky that heads above you Willi bright stars sill,ling trne; A fender heart to love yen -Sad wlio's as rich as you? —l''. D. S., in Atlama 1 institution. I DISCIPLES OF HE, I $ —_ . 5 BY 11. W. MATHEWS. 2 I'or the second time within five minutes she raised the hinged cover of lier basket and looked to see if there was room for even one more trout, and for the second time she lot the cover fall back to its place. Holding her rod out over the stream she grasped the branch of an overhanging tree and swung herself around into a little open space wlieie the sun light managed to sift through the thick foliage. Before her lay a pool, deep and silent, formed by several large rocks which nearly blocked the stream. On every side were close-growing trees, and the woods to right and left were softly carpeted with moss and fern. She stood irresolute, letting her eyes drift from her basket to the tempting pool, where, under the deep rock shadows she imagined many a wily trout, waiting for that very worm or fly which she might cave to offer; and, as she gazed, she saw an insect drop for a moment toward the surface. There was a. rush, a glint of golden scales, and then a splash, as the trout 1 caught his prey and retired to his hole. As the ripples died away, she saw him for a moment before he disappeared. She straightened herself and cut a long and pliant twig from a willow close by. For the better preparation | of this improved addition to her bas ! ket she seated herself on a broad, fiat 1 rock, wlich was within the shadow of a group of hemlocks, and from which ! she could see the brook as it leaped ! and tumbled onward and downward, j Apparently there was no way of fol lowing it, none, at least, but by con stant crossing and recrossing, and sometimes taking to the water itself. ' Not that she minded that it had been the only way up above, where the trees grew, even thicker and the banks wore steep beds of moss. As she sat: there thoughtfully gaz ing at the pool, her sharp blade bar- I ing the white and shining wood, she j heard the noise of breaking branches down-stream. Silence followed, then j the crackling again. She showed no ; signs of fear, but raised her head to catch further sound. The branches parted above her, so that for a mo ment thi' sun fell upon her head and shoulders, illuminating the soft felt | hat of gray, half-tipped one side, though whether from choice or the brush of a bough one could hardly say. ; She did not resume her work again, but gazed toward a bend below, all eagerness and attention, prepared for whatever might appear. The waiting was not long. The first thing she saw , was the tip of a rod appearing above ! the bend. She breathed easier. An angler need not ho feared. The head and shoulders of a man followed. At 1 first she colud not see His face, for he was intent on finding a means of pro gross, and his wet leggings showed that ho had found some difficulty al ready. As he slowly advanced she gained | some idea of what he might be like, and then, as he reached the lower end of the pool above which she sat, he raised his head and gazed forward, caught his breath, and stopped short, j as he saw her sitting there radiant among the dark boughs. Recovered from her first surprise, she allowed herself to Inspect him for a moment. And then a smile hovered about her lips. It seemed so absurd, and she ; looked again to make sure. For she found that his clothes, barring the one everlasting difference, were al most the counterpart of her own. The same soft gray hat. a shirt of finest texture, white like her waist; a bit of a blue tie at the throat; his sleeves rolled above the elbows, as were her own. Gray wore his knickerbockers, and brown the legglns, high above his knees, protection from rock, brush, ami stream. All this she took in at a glance, and then her eyes fell to her short gray skirt, and again that faint smile brightened her face, and she ; knew that he must know why she smiled. She looked up. He had doffed his hat and stood where the light made ; gold of his hair. "I beg pardon," he said, without hesitation, "I fear that 1 have spoiled , your snort lielow. I did not know , that this was a private brook." i "It is posted, but not by us. I had permission from Mr. Butler last year, j But I have spoiled your sport above; ! my basket is already full." I "As mine. I never had such luck as in the last 10 minutes. They have ! been coming down-stream, Hut never | too last to stop for a tempting worm." 'A on use worms, then?" "Yes; why not? One can't cast in a little shaded brook like this. I find I can get ten fish on a worm to two on a fly. It may not be true sport, but I j like it ; ami the llsli, if not large are all | the more plentiful." | "I have a large one here in the pool - ' a two-pounder. I feel sure. Would you j land him for me, if I succeed?" I "Yes. of course; let me bait your hook." I "I think you had best stay as you are. He will dart down-stream, and it i will be better to have you in the way especially if my rod breaks." She placed her knife and willow twig on the rock by her side, and be gan to p!| ee a wriggling worm on her hook. She did it very carefully, per haps from habit, perhaps because she knew that he was closely watching Stepping out on the edge where she could see every part of the pool except beneath the rocks, she dropped the worm gently into the water near where the trout had disappeared. She waited, but there was u response. A second try: econd refusal t> accept the bribe. The third time she let the worm conic drifting down with the current, keeping it ever in the shadow. She saw him for a moment; then came the rush, a great splash as she hooked him, and then away down-stream he dashed, bending her rod and almost pulling it from her grasp. But tliu man below caught the flying line and with more dexterity than sportsmen would have had him show, pulled the defeated trout toward land, and put an end to his worldly cares. A minute later he had slipped him on the willow twig and held it up for her approval. "Thank you so much. I should not have had him but for you. I think I can rest content now." She sat down again and picked up her knife and closed it, putting it back in the pocket of her skirt. In doing so she glanced at her watch. "I must go on down-stream now; I have only a lialf-liour to reach the lum ber-road below. I thank you again for this prize, and I trust you will still find some good fellows left up-stream." "May I not see you down to the road? There's hardly a place for you to get through." "Oh! 1 can manage nicely. It is part of the sport, and I am prepared for any thing." She grasped her pole and took a step or two forward, on the opposite side of the pool from him. 'May I not know your name, or hope to ever see you again?" There was a genuine ring in his clear voice. "1 think you had best not know my name—for the rest I can not say. Ac cidents will happen, you know. Per haps we may meet. I trust you will have good luck. Good-morning." She hesitated, then started forward more, briskly than was perhaps neces sary. She rather expected that he would say something more, but be let her go on in silence. She did not turn, but went straight on. Once she slipped on the mossy rocks and nearly fell; but he was still silent, and she went on and was lost to view as she turned the bend below. He stood on the flat rock, his arms crossed, gazing after her. listening to the breaking of the branches. And so noon came and went. Absolute quiet returned to the woods, except as the brook bubbled and sang. The trout returned to their favorite holes and forgot the troubles of the morning, but there above them, like a sentinel, stood a young man, looking, forward into the unfathomable depths of the future. A mile below, at noon, a carriage had driven slowly across an old bridge several times. In it there was a lady and a small boy. Sometimes the boy begged the coachman to drive farther away, but finally they were rewarded by seeing a well known gray-and white figure. Soon she joined them, going around through the woods to get to the road. Her brother stood up and greeted her with cheers as he saw the well-filled basket and the two-pounder held aloft. I lis ectasy knew no bounds, and out he jumped to run to meet her. Holding her disengaged hand, he shouted out to his mother,— "I guess Helen's caught the biggest fish there was to catch!" Her only answer was,— "1 think I have." And she stooped and kissed him light ly on either cheek.—New York Home Journal. A I.oiHon In Ilimiiin Nature. Hero is a conundrum that the agent of one of the big up-town apartment houses is wrestling with just now: "Why is it that the S3OO n year people always insist on inspecting apartments that will rent anywhere from SISOO to $-'SOO a year?" He had been overrun with people of that sort and was worn out with showing apartments to those he was sure eould "not afford to hire them. "Permits were tried on two other buildings that the owner of this one had, and he lost at least two ten ants, as he found out afterward, be eause they were not admitted to the apartments when they went there to inspect tlie.n without the necessary permit, So he stopped the permit 1 u 1- ness on this house. Now I am over run with people who have no more in tention of renting the apartments than 1 have of buying the Equitable I-lfe Building. We can't always tell tiro length of a man's pocketbonk by tire clothes be wears, for some of the rich est of them dress rather shabbily. I don't kick at the men. because I can't tell about them. But the dress atrd style of a woman will tell whether her husband can afford to pay S2OOO or SSOO for rent, and I know that 1 have shown these apartments to -17 women by actual count this very day who arc of the latter class. I should think it would make them all dissatisfied for life with what they have got to accept for a home in the end. after inspection of these elaborately finished apart ments that they know as well as I bo are utterly beyond tire reach of their poeketliocks. But women are queer creatures, anyway, and the man hasn't been born yet who can fartiom their vagaries."—New York Sun. The British government is (he owner of over 25,000 camels. Several thou sands are used in India to carry s tores and equipments when the regiments are changing quarters. THE JIWELER'3 OUTING. Upon the deck he sat alone. The sky was sapphire blue; His cheeks lupk on a pearly pink, His eyes a topaz blue. The hearty way in which he'd dined He vainly was regretting; "Abis!" he sighed. ••] rather think My works must need resetting." Out o'er the rail he leaned, beneath The hot sun's ruby flame; The emerald sea beneath him heaved, And he—he did the same. —Jewelers' Circular Weekly. rtUIViORvJoo. Nell—He sent his proposal in a box of candy. Belle—Mow perfectly sweet. Mrs. Bugging—The new cook seems very civil. Mr. Bugglns—Yes; she must have passed a civil service exam ination. Sillicus—l was awfully downheart ed before I got engaged. I married for sympathy. Cynicus—Well, you've got mine. Iloax—He's making rapid strides in his profession. Joax —What is his pro fession? Hoax—He takes part in six days walking matches. Poet—Sir, my thoughts are couched in words that burn. Editor—Quite right. In fact. I watched some of them burn only this morning. Tommy—Pop, what is a confidence man? Tommy's Pop—A confidence man, my son, is one in whom wise people place no con lid mice. Mrs. Muggins (out shopping)—l'm buying some r > kii<\; for my husband. Mrs. Btiggins—Gracious! Will he wear them? Mrs. Muggins—No; but I will. "Billing and cooing may be all right in courtship," says the Chronic Bache lor, "but I have noticed that after a girl gets married she seems to forget all about the cooing." "You are the thirteenth trump that has asked me for something to cat to day," said the woman, viciously. "Don't let that worry you, madam," replied the tramp; "I'm not supersti tious." •'When I left," said the organist, "Miss Screech and Mr. Bawler were squabbling about which had the finest voice. Are they through?" "No," an swered the sexton, "they're still com paring notes." "Here is an article," remarked tin star boarder looking up from his paper, "about a miser who had hid den away three pints of gold." "I thought gold usually came in quartz," snickered the fellow who had just paid his hoard bill, and thus felt him self to be a priviledged character, self to be a privileged character. SOME QUEER PRISONS. All the Comforts of Home and Club Art Provided. That portion of the new prison on the Port Royal boulevard, Paris, reserved for political offenders will be a delightful abode. Oak tables sur mounted by 'mirrors, supplied with electric lights, ornamented with green shades, are more suggestive of the boudoir than the prison; nevertheless, tlicy will he found there. The conver sation room, exclusively reserved for the prisoners and well supplied with books, newspapers and easy chairs, will certainly tend to make the Saute prison more popular than the clubs, especially as, in addition to a splendid bath room, the prison boasts of a garden planted with beautiful .shrubs, which will be illuminated during the summer months by electricity, and per haps the French government will pro vide a military band as well. The prisoners on the occasion of the riots last year in Italy did not have an altogether bad time, on the whole. They occupied the same large cham ber, and, when not discussing various questions of the day, or rending or writing letters, each took turns at composing a novel, the length of each separate contribution being one para graph. The Finnish prison for debtors at Helsingfors was a cheap and pleas ant hoarding house until the last day of 180(1, when it was closed, it hav ing occurred to the ratepayers who did not habitually use it that it was an expensive luxury. Most of the In mates who were committed for three years preferred to stay there rent free, and devote their funds to having a good time rather than pay their debts and go free. Recherche dinners were brought in—if the debtor could pay for them —with wines, spirits and tobac co; and. if they wished to return any hospitality, their friends outside th - jail could come In for the purpose < f enjoying the same. Of course, in this Ideal prison, the inmates could go out of-its precincts when they wished, but by a cruel legal enactment thoy had to be accompanied by a warden, who had, however, to don plain clothes on these occasions, so that the prisoner's social standing should not be im periled by being seen in the company of an odious jailer.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Influence of lllinear on tile Mind. A French scientist, XI. Lnssignnrdle, has been investigating the influence of hunger on the mind, and finds that when it is prolonged the mental con dition resulting approximates that pro duced by alcoholic intoxication. In the early stages there is merely an in creased mental activity and stimulated Imagination, but it' the deprivation of food continues too long r,eeplessness, frightful visions and murderous im pulses appear. Many of the symptoms of disease are identical with those of hunger. Lionel Work ot* a Woman's Club. The Lucy Stone club of Worcester, Mass., has bought a piece of property and a house which is to be converted into a home for aged colored people and a temporary home for young girls. In connection with it a day nur sery will be established, and competent nurses put in under an experienced matron. The club members are re ceiving the earnest support of a num ber of citizens. A Hrniiiy Kngliah woman. Miss Helfcn Gladstone, daughter of "England's grand old man," is at present writing a life of her dis tinguished father. Miss Gladstone has Inherited her father's literary ability. She is considered one of the brainiest Englishwomen of the present day, and was for some time president of the famous Ncwnham college for women, which has turned out so many bril liant women. Miss Gladstone posses ses many accomplishments. She was a devoted daughter and a constant companion of both father and mother throughout their lives. I.urge fuming of a Crrat Singer, Adelaide Pattl, who recently at tained her llfty-xeventh birthday, has for many years held the record for the largest sum earned in a year by u woman. Iler highest total for 12 months is $250,000. Her present Lou don concert terms are said to be S2OOO a night, but the highest sum re ceived by her for a single uiglit was SII,OOO at Buenos Ay res. Mine. Pattl has written some "confessions" which divulge the fact that her favorite poet is Longfellow; her favorite novelist Dickens; her favorite pastime enter taining her friends,' to whom she is loyalty itself. The chairs in Mine. Patti's boudoir at Craig-y-Nos castle arc draped with colored ribbons, taken from innumerable bouquets which have been thrown to her. All are high ly prized. Winter Juekole. While long coats and three-quarter coats are the smartest for the new winter gowns, there are any number of short jackets that are exceedingly attractive. They are made in both Eton and bolero style, but the fronts have little or nothing to do with the original design of such coats. All the fronts are long enough to come below the waist-line; some are made double breasted and perfectly flat in effect, while others have pointed rovers that are opened to show an inside waist coat of some different material, a lace yoke, and a large lace bow. Then there is a severe little jacket that is fastened at the throat and has long points that hang down over the skirt, and that is trimmed all around with a narrow ball fringe of gold or silver. Another jacket on the same lines Is trimmed with narrow lines of velvet and rows of tiny flat buttons in gold or silver put on so that they overlap one another. These jackets will look too cold when really cold weather sets in. but will make the costumes in tended for early autumn exceedingly gay and effective In appearance.—Har per's Bazar. Ilonor* for Women ArtUtn. Only two women received the honor able distinction of securing gold medals in the art section of the Paris exhibition. One of these is an Ameri can, Miss Cecilia Beaux, and the other an Englishwoman, Lady Alma Tade nin. Thus are the honors evenly di vided between the mother country and her big daughter. Miss Beaux is a particularly favorite artist in London. Iler brilliant ami decidedly unfeininine execution and Lor masterly treatment of most of her subjects has gnined h -r an enviable reputation among connois seurs. She first made a sumss in London with her wonderful studies of children. She would go into one of the parks and see a tiny child toddling beside its nurse; with a few strokes of her pencil she was able to catch an ef fect that gave one the Idea in her sub sequently finished work of an instan taneous picture. She seldom troubled to do more than finish the child's por trait. The nurse's figure and the gen eral surroundings were only suggested but there was so much movement and ingenuity displayed in the composition that the thing seemed instinct with life. Lady Alma Tadema, to a certain de gree. follows in the footsteps of her distinguished husband: her dainty lit tle studies of classic Roman interiors, as well as her general treatment of her own peculiar genre of subject and surroundings, make her work exces sively charming, though perhaps not as interesting in its originality ns that of the American artist. New Occupation of n Woman. There is a clever little Frenchwoman living in New York City who has found a new way of making a living and a very comfortable one it Is. Many of the residents on the upper west side of the metropolis have children who have been brought up from their earliest days to speak French in the nursery. They have the ordinary chatter of the ordinary French governess, and this young woman undertakes to extend their vocabulary by a series of nature lessons such as they would hardly be able to get from one not specially pre- pared to carry their kiudergartci. train, ing to a higher point. This foung woman has organized a series of neigh borhood classes, and takes the mem bers, never numbering more than a half dozen, out to the parks or on trol ley rides not far from town. Conver sation while she lias the children in charge Ss carried on entirely in French and in that tongue this young woman introduces her charges to the b i ds, the trees, the flowers, the ani mals, as well as all the common tilings of life, the names of which her charges might not other wise have in their vocabulary. Such a task would be a rather hard one for the ordinary Frenchwoman to under take, but this one. after an ordinary education in a Parisian school, devoted two years to the study of botany, ge ology, and natural history in one of the scientific schools in the French capital, and has a quantity of testi monials asserting that she is compe tent to teach these branches to ad vanced pupils. That indeed was to have been her life work until a change in the plans of her parents compelled her to come to the United States. Such a situation as she wished for could not be found, and it was un inspiration that induced her to take up this novel mode of teaching, at which she is meeting with success. The Beauty of Tact. Charms of a good talker are often underrated by those who wish to at tract, and therefore they spend too much time before the mirror and too little with their books. To talk well it is absolutely necessary that one should have something to talk about and tins can only be obtained by culti vating one's mind. Accustom yourself to talk of what you see and what you read. Don't think it too much trouble to talk to members of your own family circle, for many a one has become taciturn and unplcasing from thinking it not worth while to be entertaining to the home party. Cutivate the habit of story tolling; you cannot lack auditors as long as there are children among your ac quaintance, and trying to tell a story in the way that will interest them will be excellent training. When conversing tliei-e are certain rules which should be carefully ob served. &poak deliberately and dis tinctly and not too loudly; rapid and noisy speech is wearying. Find out whether the person you are entertain ing prefers to talk or to listen, and govern yourself accordingly. As far as possible avoid all mention of unpleasant topics, and try to ttiul out what is interesting to your com panion. Home sympathetic folk seem to have a genius for saying the right thing, and it is certainly a faculty which can be cultivated. Never talk of yourself and your pri vate affairs, except to intimate friends; it is bad form and it generally bores people. Avoid, also, all unkind and censorious remarks about others, even though they may be witty, and never, if you can help it, make person al remarks, unless they are some thing in the nature of a delicate com pliment. If others say the wrong thing, try io cover their error. The gold trimming craze is seen everywhere. Iteddish brown is an especially fnvored shade. Wonderful diversity is found in the new combinations of fabrics. Panne is a favorite material for elab orate and costly tengowns and negeli gees. Many house waists have a square neck in front, filled in with tucked or gandie or chiffon. New hats for the most part set well over the face, with very heavily massed trimming all in front. Skirts are still pretty much the same in shape, with lint, smooth hacks of in verted plaits, gathers or sliirrings. 1' ino hemstitching and drawn work add much to the daintiness of the more expensive lingerie for trousseaux. Separate waists of fancy description only of a tint to match the skirt, con stitute tile latest wrinkle in silk waists. Direct front fastenings are quite rare 011 jackets and waists. Double-breast ed affairs or those butoned a little 4 to one side are seen the most. Empire styles—First Empire, of course—hold full sway and are dis tinguished liy statuesque, straight, fall ing folds and very slightly defined, short waistline. Velvet for entire Riilts is much In evidence. Silk velvet for high toilettes and velveteen and hunting velvet (ribbed) for street and utility wear are offered. One of the most decided novelties in costumes, a Parisian importation, consists of a dark velvet jacket and a skirt of white cream or delicate pastel shade broadcloth. The picturesque enters largely into the latest modes for small boys and girls; with them the long-waisted ef fects ore just as necessary for style as for the grown-ups. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The "Pingot," herald ed as the latest sleeve shape, is noth ing or less than the summer '' lingerie, only of elotli for jackets and heavier gowns.