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MOUNTAIN TROUT IS BITIN*.
When (ho mountain trout Is bltin', in the Irzj- days o' Mhy, Why. the spirit leaves the body, an' goes wanderin' away— Utrnyin' by the Holds o' clover, wliar' the froldeii sunshine seems Kilonocil waves o' song ntill lioverln' on the pastur's tin' the streams; An' yon 101 l within the shadders ulgli some hlossoiiiiu' wild l'ouu, .7e*t n drenmin', D remain', Dren mill', Hailf awake an' hulf adoze! All the glory o' creation Is compressed in one short diiy. When iin- monntnin trout is bitin' in the Inz.v day* o' May. Now nil' then across the medders rings the tingle <»' the bells — l.ikr tiie orchestry o' Nature somewiiar* bid among (lie dells; Orioles wing up and over, an' —intloatin' from the bills — femes the bluebird's hnllalooyer in the softest tliriilH an' trills. Tain't unnnterel fer a ielltfl', let lie's ever loved lit llli, To be thlnkin', Thlnkin'. Thiukin', Of some one beyond recall. An' to wonder ef her' spirit ain't wlill with you anyway, When the mountain trout is bitin' iu the Inz.v days o' May. — New York Times. The Odd Thing About It. HIIAD been poring over u fourteenth century manuscript in the window seat, behind the library curtains. The twilight nud the end of the faint, crabbed writing caino together, and ■then I supposed I fell asleep. I woke at the sound of Vera Kutherford's voice. "The oddest tiling about It Is that I don't really disliko him ut all." ' You will tell ino next that, he doesn't really (llsllkc you," said Maud Leslie, with an unbelieving laugh. "I niu afraid," said Vera, "there la no doubt about that," I could have point ed out grave doubts; hut I wasn't more than lialf-awake. Besides I couldn't fce quite sure that they referred to me." "Did you say 'afraid,' VeV" "You needn't quibble over my word»," •he answered, Impatiently. There was « pause. "Dear old Ve!" said Maud, In a mo ment. Here again 1 ought to have pre tended that 1 luid Just woke up, and announced myself. "1 hate him," Vera observed, lucou •istently. "So," said Maud heartily, "do 1!" I could not well proclaim my presence lifter these remarks. "At least 1 think 1 do." "1 am sure 1 do," said Maud, posi tively. "1 consider him horrible." "Oh, Maud; you know he Isn't." "He must be, or he wouldu't be so rude to you." "I—l provoke him, you see." "That is no excuse at all. Look at the way he contradicted you about those Tuscan vases, or whatever you call them." "I contradicted lilni tlrst." "Why shouldn't you?" "Because lie was right." "Which made it all tiie more annoy ing." "Yes," said Vera, with a sigh. I wished I luid let her have her own way." "lie Is a great deal too 'superior,'" ♦ tjited Maud. 1 felt myself blushing." "lie really knows a great deal," sug gested Vera, timidly. I made up my mind not to quarrel with her any more. "A lot of antiquated rubbish of no use to any one," scoffed Maud. I could ifecl that she was tossing her head. "Jack calls him the 'lumber-room!'" Jaek is a young uss!" "I don't agree," said Vera, hotly, •Mack is " "No, lie Isn't!" He's very nearly en gaged to Maud." "A charming and intelligent fellow, I ■was going to say." "Nasly little story-teller!" 1 thought they were going to quarrel, but they didn't. "Well, I'll admit the learning of your Mr. Norton," said Maud, wbeu they had done Iniighlhug, "but " "He Isn't my Mr. Norton," Vera ob jected. There was a further pause. If Maud had gone 1 should have felt In clined to come out and pluce "Mr. Nor ton" at pretty Vera'# disposal, but Maud didn't go. "Do you really like him, old VeV" slia asked. "Only just a little."* "Sure?" "Yen—almost sure." "You are rather hart! on Mm, Maud. I tlilnk." So did 1. "Won't you admit that he has many good points?" "Oh—he can talk! He's very amus ing when he comes out of the shell. 1 rather like to talk to him myself." In deed! "But I don't liellere he has a bit of sentiment. In him. I'm sure he's never kissed a girl In Ills life." Hasn't he! "I'nless"—she laughed mischiev ously—"it's you." "You are ridiculous," protested Vera. "He wouldn't dream of such a thing." Obviously Miss Vera understood me no better than other antiquities. "I'erluips he—Why don't you leave off Squabbling with himV" "He won't let me. He generally be gins by asking whether 1 urn ready for our usual quarrel." "Why dou't you say no." "Because he ought to say It." I re solved that he should. "Theu you will tlnd liliu deadly dull." "I—l don't think I should." "Whatever would you talk about?" "Oh - the usual things!" "My dear Ve, lie couldn't! Just fancy him whispering soft nothings In yotii ear!" Maud laughed. Personally, I didn't set- anything to laugh at. "Aud you blushing anil looking down " "Don't be so silly!" "Whilst he Imprinted a chaste su lute"— "It Is time to dress for dinner," said Vera, frigidly. She walked toward the door. "He has a ginger mustache," said Maud, as a parting shot. Tills remark was absolutely untrue; it Is golden ul most. "He bits not!" Vera departed. Maud hummed it queer little tune to herself for a minute. Then she sighed twice—presumably for Vera. Then she shrugged her shoulders once—l fear for me! Then she went out also. After a prudent Interval I followed. At dinner Vera and I were neighbors. 1 avoided antiquities, and told tier amusing stories, just to bear her laugh. She looks very pretty when she laughs. She also looks very pretty when she doesn't. After dinner our host, who is proud of iiis scenery, suggested that we should go iilitl see I lie moon rise over Tall bill. 1 managed to escort Vein uml to lose the others. "Shall we have our usual quarrel'.'" she asked, when we bad perched our selves upon a big stile at the foot of the hill. "No," 1 replied; "I don't want tu quarrel, please." "Don't you?" she said, brightly. "Aren't you afraid we shall lie dull?" "Not in the least; but if you are — "Oh, no. Wo can talk about—let inn see " "The usual things?" I suggested. She looked swiftly at me, and gnve a little start. I took bold of her arm. "I thought you were falling,' I explained. "Perhaps It would lie safer If 1— held you.' She didn't seem to mind, so I gathered her arm comfortably in mine. "I can't Imagine you talking 'usual things,' you know,' she said, with an uncertain little laugh. "liverybody says •usual tilings' in the moonlight," 1 explained. "See, It ia just rising over the hill." We sat a few minutes in silence, watching the yellow rlui appearing, and the pale light streaming down the fields, dotted here and there with lull trees. "It Is very, very beautiful," she said softly. "It makes oue feel good. I urn so glad you didn't want to quarrel to night." "Or any other night. I have been go ing to tell you so for a long time." She laughed. "llow strange! Mo you know, 1 havo been wanting to say the same thing to you ?" "It was right that the overture should come from lue." She started and glanced at me again. The moonlight lighted up her pretty, thoughtful face and glinted In her golden hair. "The prettiest effect of the moon rise Is In visible to you," I told her. "1 think,' she said, smilingly, "its nicest effect is that It has made two quarrelsome people " She hesitated for the word. "(Jood friends?" She nodded. "One of them la very glad." "So," she said almost inaudibly, "Is the other." "Do yon know, little Vera, dreadfully ns we quarreled, I liked you all the time. Only I thought that you disliked me so much." She would certainly have fallen off If I bad not had the presence of mind to put my arm around her waist. "Ob, no!" she cried, quickly. "Indeed I didn't." "That," I said, "was the odd thing about. It." She gnve such a Jump nt the quota tion that she would certninly have fall en off the seat—lf I had not bad the presence of mind to put my arm around her walst!--.«lail and Express. Cotton Manufactures. "The South," says a Fnll Hiver cotton manufitcturer, "linn gone Into the cot ton-nillllng business very extensively. With the cheap labor nnd long bourn of the South a cheap grade of cotton goods can be turned out at much less j expense. The Northern manufacturers I could not stand this competition. They decided to make a better quality of goods. Heretofore the tine qualities were Imported from abroad. Now as good a quality Is manufactured by the mills of Fad Hlver, and Is for home con sumption. New machinery was sub stituted for the old. The old hands em ployed In the mills were of sufficient experience to turn out the good quality. This has resulted In a decline of Im ported goods. I do not mean by this that the South has all the cheap cotton trade. There are ten mills In Fall Rivet nnd New Bedford which turn out the cheap grade. The other seventy ot eighty mills are devoted to the flnet grades."—New York Tribune. Burled with |SOO In His Pooket, It Is not often that a man Is burled with $500 In his pockets. His relatives generally look to that. But such a case has actually happened. A few days ago Hon Sablno TruJlllo died and was burled In Holores on Mon day last. After the funeral the niece of the deceased Informed the relatives of the dead man that he had at thi time of his death the sum of $JVOO In one of his pockets: for he was buried In his ordinary clothes. She had seen hlin l>ay the doctor, a short time before bla death, some money and put the re luaiiuW. #.">llO, in !ils breast pocket. As no one had thought of looking for the mouey, and as the young lady was prostrate with grief at the death of her uncle and so did not remember any thing about the matter until after the funeral, the money was burled with the corpse. -Two Republics. The jolly barber Is always ready tit •crape as acuualutance. Exposition «-kO EXT spring the city of Buffalo Jnl w1 " ~irow "P l ' ll to ( ' le world the Kates of tiu exposition which will go far toward making Buffalo famous for something else besides the Niagara Fnlls. For two years artists, landscape 1 gardeners, architects and public-spirit ed citizens have labored with but one point of view, to make the Fan-Ameri can exposition of 1001 a show notable anion# the minor expositions of the country. It will not lie of a class with the Chicago World's Fair, for to that 1 stupendous exposition all the civilized world contributed Its share. Indeed, the very name of the Buffalo exposition signifies that It Is not a world's fair, but an exhibition of the products and I progress of all America. Canada, Mexl ' co and the States of Central America 1 will vie with manufacturers and pro- I ilucers of the I'nited States In the com ' petition for medals and diplomas, and ' the exposition will serve to bind still closer together the peoples of this con tinent. The aggregate resources of the Pan- American exposition authorities amount to $5,800,000 and with this sum a splendid exposition should be as sured. The government appropriated ! $500,000 for the government exhibit, the State of New York added $300,000 and In addition there Is an authorized capital of $2,500,000 and an authorized bond Issue of the same amount. In June, 1800, the national govern ment, through the Department of State nt Washington, issued Invitations to the foreign nations of the western hem isphere to participate In the exposition. Ofllcial acceptances have already been received from Canada, Mexico, Hon duras, Nicaragua, Salvador, Guate mala, Guadaioupe, Dutch Guiana, Bo livia, Argentine Republic and Chill. In official assurances have been received that the other South American coun tries will accept the Invitation as soon as the necessary forms of legislative sanction have beeu complied with. (imnerul Plan of Exposition. The exposition grounds Include 350 acres, of which 183 acres are Improved park lands, a part of Delaware park. Tbe grounds are about one tnlle from north to south and a half mile from east to west. Their situation la In the northern part of the city, accessible from every direction. The park lauds form the southern part of tbe extensive grounds and are pronounced by expert landscape architects to be among the most beautiful lu tbe world. Tbe tree* and shrubbery lu wonderful variety, the romantic footpaths leading In all directions among the thick foliage, the loveliest of lakes, on whose surface numberless swans and other water fowl of Immaculate plumage are con stantly at sport the wide reaches of lawu and the rich embroidery of flow ers everywhere to be seen all combine to refresh and restore the mind of hliu who tart-ten within these delectable pre cincts. The visitor who approaches the expo | sltlon from the south will enter the 1 grounds on f.incoln parkway, a broad, beautiful, shaded boulevard. Crossing the triumphal bridge, which will be one of the artistic beauties of the grounds, the visitors enters tbe esplan ade, an immense open apace whlcb will I accommodate 250,000 people and in | whlcb It is designed to carry out vari -1 aus ceremonies during tbe exposition, at which a great concourse of people nay attend. The visitor Is now fairly within the grand court formed by main group of exposition buildings. The court Is of the shape of an inverted T. The ap proach. fore court and bridge are about 1,000 feet in length, 300 feet wide. The main court is 2,000 feet long, 500 feet wide, and llie transverse court, across the esplanade. Is 1,7(X) feet from east to west. On either side of the trium phal bridge are the mirror lakes. These are a part of the grand canal, which completely encircles the great group of buildings, and upon which the visitor may rkle In one of the many electric launches or take it more leisurely trip ID a Venetian gondola. The canal Is lined with young trees and banked with gras.j on Its outer edge. Picturesque bridges cross It at many points. Standing on the esplanade and fac ing north the great group of buildings at the right, at the extreme east end of the transverse court, ure those of the federal government. The main building, In which will be sheltered a greater portion of the government ex hibits. Is 000 feet long by 130 feet wide. A central dome rises to a height of 250 feet above the main floor and Is sur mounted by a statue of Victory, twenty feet high. The lesser buildings, each 150 feet square, are west of the main building 150 feet on the north and south lines of the main structure. Curved colonnades connect the smaller buildings with the greater, forming a spacious seml-clrcular court opening to the west. The government exhibits will include the aquariums and tchthy ologlcul collection of the United States tlsh commission and extensive collec tive exhibits from the Philippines, Por to Kico aud Hawaii. At the fnr western end of the broad transverse court Is the horticultural building, 220 feet square, flanked on the north by tbe graphic arts building and on the south by the forestry and mines building. They are connected by circular arcades, forming a broad court similar to that Inclosed by the govern ment group. Behind the arcades are the conservatories. The Esplanade i* made beautiful with fountalus, sunken gardens, pergolas and colonnudes. Immediately north of the Esplauade Is the court of the fountains. At the right Is the ethnological building and at the left the music building, each 150 feet square. The court of the foun tains Is to be the great center piece of the exposition. Here the principal elec trical displays are to take place. The court is to be Illuminated at night with the diffused light of more than 100,000 Incandescent electric lamps, the dis tribution being so perfect that there will be no shadows. Colors will be ex tensively employed to produce fantastic effects. The huge steel tower, 350 feet high, which stands at the north end of tbe court of tbe fountains, will be used iu the production of extraordinary elec tric features. One of these will be an electric waterfall thirty feet wide and of seventy feet descent, from a niche In the tower. Tbe tower Itself Is of Im posing design and Intricate workman ship. The many foundations lu the great basiu of the court will be made beautiful at night by means of electric lights of all colors. Tbe very extraor dinary electrical features of the expo sition are made possible by the fact that electric power from the largest power plant In tbe world, at Niagara Kalis, Is to be provided In uullmlted quantities. Tbls power plant la only half an hour's ride from Buffalo and is one of the great slghta for visitors to tbe exposition to Include In tbelr Itiner ary. Opposite tbe court of the fountains the the two ltlg buildings of the exposi tion. the machinery and transportation building on the west ami the manufac tures building on the cast. These are each .*>oo by 350 feet and each has a beautiful tropical court with an aquatic pool in the center. Home of the Butidtni(>i. From here a broad avenue shaded by poplars, called the Mall, extends be tween the agricultural and electricity buildings and beyond them are the manufacturers bulldiug and ten acres devoted to live stock exhibits. Head quarters of all the officials of (lie expo sition will be in the service building, which Is close to the machinery and transportation building, one of the most Important structures of the exposition. The massive steel tower divides the court of the fountains from the l'laza. It stands In a large aquatic basin and a picturesque bridge enables the vis itor to reach it from the Plana. In the tower, at the height of seventy feet, is a large restaurant. There are prom enade floors at various heights and a balcony near the summit, from which a bird's-eye view of the exposition, the city, Lake Erie, Niagara Kiver, and open country may be obtained. All the floors are reached by means of eleva tors. The Plaza Is 500 feet by 350 feet. Standing at the tower bulldlug, at the right Is the stadium building, 341 feet long by 52 feet wide, with towers 104 'feet high. Thin ornate building form* the entrance to llie athletic Held or stadium, where 25,000 people may l>e seated to \vltneßH the high-class ath letic contests to be provided. The nth lectlc carnival of 1001 Is Intended to be the greatest ever given m America. Of course there Is a Midway. No ex position would be complete without one after the world-fainous "Midway" of the Chicago exposition of ISOIt. Mid way of the Buffalo show will be lu the forni of an anchor, one rather winding street lined with the principal shows and a cross street at the end for the "overflow." Applications for space on the Midway hare poured in from all conceivable sources and for all man ner of entertainments and uoveltles, and the director of concessions will l>e enabled to choose a splendid lot of "shows" for the street. The geueral style of the buildings is that of the Spanish renaissance, modi fled to suit the character of an exposi tion. There is a generous use of color, the red roofs aud tinted walls giving the completed work a festival aspect. Domes, lanterns, pinnacles and statues, waving flags and streamers make gay the sky line. Tbe facades of the build ings are everywhere broken with elab orate architectural features and ar caded effects are much used through out the vast group. There are more than twenty large buildings and mas sive architectural works, I>csldes the numerous state and foreign buildings, buildings for special exhibits, public comfort and other purposes. The ex tensive use of trees, shrubs, (lowers and aquatic pools relieves the severity that Is usually encountered lu exposi tion groups. "I'rotei. li m" for <J> hi biers. It is estimated that gamblers In New York have been paying over 12,000,- 000 a year for "protection." Attend to trifles to-day. Tbe more Important matters will come In due tliue. The original bunko man probably came over in tbe storage. ETIQUETTE OP A MAN'S HAT. ' Plays Greater Part in the Intercourse of Other* than of Americans. "Walking ui) lotli street recently," ■aid a Wnshlugtoniau who lias traveled extensively, to a Star reporter, "I ob served Secretary Hay remove his i>at to two gentlemen, who returned the salu tation In the same manner. They were members of the Diplomatic corps. "As we all know, llie American style of salutation when two or more gentle men meet is an inclination of the head or a wave of the hand. The hat is doffed to the gentler sex only. On the coutiueut It would lie an Insult for a gentleman to pass an acquaintance without removing the hat. If they are friends the salutation is even more for mal, and includes a shake of the hand mid the exchange of a few compliment ary remarks. "The French are accounted the most punctilious and ceremonial of people. 1 think the Belgians are even more so. Their customs are French, however. They have a language of their own. but the names of I lie streets in Brussels ure iu both French and "Beige' on the same signboard. "I spent a week in tin- Belgium capi tal. where a member of the American legation piloted me about. I made the acquaintance of many Belgian gentle men, and the salutation between my diplomatic friend and those lie met was something like tliis: '• "Ali, <'011111, I am delighted t<> greet ton.' i.\ cordial smile, a ceremonious lifting of tlie iiat, a hearty shake of the uaud and an inclination of the body in i polite bow.) " '.My dear Colonel ——, the pleasure s wholly mine. I am rejoiced to see urn. 1 trust you are very well.' (Silllie formula.) ""My friend. Mr. , of Washing ton.' (Same formula ou my part aud that of the count.p "After an interchange of mutually ?oniplimentary remarks the ceremonies attending the introduction were repeat ed as we respectively said 'au revolr,' ind replaced our silk hats for the last time upon our heads. It was a novelty ut tlrst, but when I repeated it eighteen times an hour I experienced a crick In the small of my back. "My friends explained to me that con tinental gentlemen of high social posi tion were not pressed by political anil financial affairs as are Americana In ulinilar walks of life, and the hurry and haste we display is unknown to them." LAW AS INTERPRETED. In Terry vs. McDaulel (Tenn.), 40 I*. It. A. 550, u harbor's cliuir and look lug-glass are held to be exempt from levy as tools of his trade or occupatiou as a mechanic. A publication which Is fairly an an swer to a libel, and is published for the purpose of repelling the charge without malice. Is held, in Brewer vs. Chase (Mich.), 40 L. It. A. ait", to be privileged, though false; but the quali fied privilege to answer a libel is held to be limited to explanation or denial, and not to extend to libelous charges which have no connection therewith. Want of an Internal revenue stamp, which the Federal law requires in or der to make an Instrument valid, Is held, lu Thomas vs. State (Tex.), 40 L. It. A. 454, Insufficient to relieve oue who forges such unstamped Instrument front liability lor the crime. With this rase is a note on the want of an In ternal revenue stamp upon an Instru ment requiring a stamp, as affecting a criminal prosecution. Levy on specific property of a part nership as that of an individual part ner Is held, in Skavdale vs. ?4oyer (Wash.), 40 L. It. A 481, to constitute a conversion and not to be Justified by a statute authorizing a sheriff to take possession of partnership property and sell the interest of a partner therein, since this gives him custody only for the purpose of selling the partner's In terest, to be shown on an accounting. An extensive note to tills case presents tiie number and slightly conflicting au thorities as to a levy on partnership property for the debt of a partner. Statutory requirement of a certain notice before the maturity of a life In surance premium, as a condition of for feiting the policy for nonpayment, not withstanding any stipulations to the contrary in the contract. Is held, In j Itosenplaiiter vs. I'rovldent Havings ! Life Asssurance Society (C. C. App., J Oth C.i, 40 L. It. A. 473, not to constitute a part of the contract made by a policy Issued while the statute is in force, so as to be operative after the statute Is repealed, but the effect of the repeal . is simply to permit the enforcement of ; the contract according to its own terms and conditions. Profit on Mhl»-Pl»iiter Money. | Probably the greatest prottt ever on -1 Joyed by the government as the result of the destruction of money was in con ! nection with the fractional currency or shin-plasters Issued during the clrll i war. The total amount Issued waa 1308.724,07i>, of which ¥0,880,538 haa never been presented for redemption. A large amount has been preserved as curios by collectors and occasionally wen now It is offered for redemption. Vermont Maple Sugar. , Vermont turns out more maple sugar nml sirup than all the rest of the coun (ry combined. though many othiT State* make maple-sup product)), especially New York. Mortality In Home. The mortality In Home has been re luced within n few years from twenty live per 1,000 to 11 fteen per 1,000. Probably every man haa heard It re lated many times that his wife accept ed him, fearing for bla reason II be were refused.