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UNDING A GAB-FISH.
STORY OF A DAY'S ANGLING IN THE NORTHWEST. A Patron ot the Sport Tells How He Towed a Nine Pound Ailiora^Tiifl timueit Dmp> Oar- Fluh Flak ot the . DRING A GAMP \ ing and fishing trip 1 lust summer on the J) Fox river. Wis., I V had a novel experi ence in By fishing. It was late in the , afternoon, the wa vy. ter was usually nsdj;,': low and for several jfvjfti. days previous the bass had been feed \ ■ Ing in that desul ^ tory, half-hearted makes ft so hard for a manner which fellow, no matter how hard he may work, to make a decent show of fish in liia basket The total catch of our party of five, all g< od fishermen, too, had been b*ielv sufficient to supply the iurder, and as our outing wus drawing to a close and time limitée, for we were to start home the next morning, we were naturally anxious to strike some good holding "ground," where the bass would better appre ciate our efforts and euable us to carry home a respectable string of fisli. Teere wss one particularly tine stretch of water about half a mile below the camping ground which I knew of old was fine bass "ground .'> und for th s spot I made as quickly as possible. Usutiously walking below and then stealthily approaching the promising shallow which skirted the pool in which 1 expected to find ray quarry commenced easting, i was using mv favorite tty. tied on a X.x I sprost hook. The loug anil di-lfi-ate casting which I carefully made enabled me to reach every likely looking nook und corner in tho rush and weeds without belaying my presence to the fish, and should have brought forth some sign of recognition from the finny tenants with which 1 feit sure the pool was , stocked, but It was of no use, not a fish could 1 stir. No afier an hours hard labor, during whirh 1 left no corner of the water untried, I atepped ashore, laid down, lit a pine and took things easy- About ten min ut es aft* ■•rward 1 happened the pool and saw the wake of a large hilt as It crOMM-d the shallow bsr and sought the weeds beyond. This started me up again, and, plunging In the pool. I commenced casting toward the spot where the fish was A snag. I thought, ns mv fly caught something it mi refu-ed to release It-ell. An in stant afterward my opinion changed. The line shot out taut to the surface The reel whizzed at lightning aimed and a long dark form ItasUi d away across the pool with an irresistible puli that bent my light lly rod nearl.v dottble and defic ) my efforts toconirol it. It s a dog fish. sure. I thought, and, although disspi olnte-1 at my cap ture. t prepared to have all the'fuu 1 could from the contest. Round and round the pool he dashed, but wlial struck me as strange, kept at thu top of the water und never attempted to make for the weeds Hail lie done this I should • ertainly havo him, for my line leader would not allow of sufficient strain to head him off 1 played him in the poo lor about fifteen minutes, putting on all the pressure 1 dared, but this had not the slightest effect- He still swain as strong as ever and the liest 1 eould do was to let him run around at his own sweet will and keep a tight line: all at once lie made a bee line through a deep narrow channel into a shallow basin heyond. ! waded after him and was just Iongrnttilslliig myself on getting him into a tight place where I could handle him better, when back he shot ngain into the pool, doubling the line on me in what nearly proved a fatal entanglement For another fifteen - minutes the contest went on without any perceptible weakening of my victim: at last I determined to end it one way or the other. I gave him the butt put on as much pre-sure os I dared, headed him off in all his efforts, worried und twisted him and made ■him work hard for every Inch he swam. At last ho weakened and t commenced to reel him in. Slowly and sullenly he yielded to the pres sure apnroaehlng the ready net inch by Incli, revealing at last an enor mous gar-fish. I just managed to •«i'oop his bill and shoulders into the ■net, which wss fortunately a deep ! to glance .award \ M W** •ÆL mm V APPSOAUntXO HIE RKAÎIY NET, INCH ny ixt it. , and 1c was one, although small at the top waded ashore with my prize. II booked just at the base of the bill, about the only place a hook could possibly hold, and the ! rayed gut showed what n slight chance had been left me, for as on the gra*s the sncll parted. He weighed exactly nine pounds and a half. f shook him out North Carolina's Narrow tintige. The narrowest narrow gauge now in wperatlou is a twenty-inch road in îiorth Carolina This little pocket edition road runs between Hot springs on the Tennessee border, to Laurel river, a distance of but twenty four miles. It is not ns yet provided with passrngcr engines and coaches, out it is well fitted for tho purpose for which It was built—that of being an outlet for the timber of that region. Milk amt Cnniiumptlon. A medical journal asserts that poo Pie who drink cows' milk arc moro prone to consumption than those who use the milk of tho reindeer, tho buffalo, tho ass or thc goat. GOLD AND SILVER COIN. TU« World's Product of noth Metals for Ten Tears. The production of gold for the whole world is, of course,' not accu rately known, but the director of the United States mint is accustomed to estimate it each year from the best statistics and information possible. Ho, also, with silver. The total pro ducts of gold and silver for ten years back from 1881, inclusive, are given iu round numbers: He I Vear. with » 1 . 500,000; Arizona sixth, with ] $1,000,000; New Mexico seventh, with I 81,700.000; California is eighth, with j 92,000,,000; b»hI Uxrs ninth, with üou. All the South Atlantic «tales fur- , nish little silver. Gold . Silver. ..»H«,ou#,WO *II2 ,oju,u<o sd.ouj.uuo m.üou.o« .. 102,000,<100 IUR.000,000 .. loH,00,1,(|OJ 118,00),'«) .. 106 000,000 120.0)0.000 .. 105,000.000 124,000,000 . I lO.OJO.OOO 141.001.000 .. 123,00 000 162,000,000 .. 120,000,000 174.000,000 .. 120,000,000 186.000,0« Thus it will be seen that in the past ten yeais the production of gold has increased steadbv but slowly, while i ue silver supply has been very rapidly eveloped. It is interesting tries which are the chief contributors of metallic wealth. In 1801, at the head of the gold producers stood the United Stales,with 133.000,(00. Second was Australia, with 831,0OUOOO. Third came Russia, whose mines in the 1rs mountains have always furnished a considerable tribute, with 824,000,001). Fourth ia Africa, with 8.4,000,0)0. Fifth is China, 85,000,ooo. Sixth is the South American republic of Colombia, with 83,400,000. British India comes next, with 8î.4CO,OuO. All the other countries are small contributors. Of silver countries the United States s tamis at the head, with 875,000,000. Second is Mexico, with 853,00ft,0o0. Bolivia is third, with 815,000,ooj. Austria is fourth, with 813.000,00'. There are no other large producer« Germany mines silver in the Hartz mountains, celebrated in Euronean literary demonology, and lands fifth, witli 88,000.000. < hile produces $3,000 Austria - Hungary, Spain and France each lake out something more than 82 , 000,000 annually, as do the combined rentrai American states. Kussia, which is rich in gold and plati num. is credited with a pittance of 8500,000 of silver, while Mexico, which is one of the greatest silver pr-duccr». turns out only about Sl.uoo.ooo in gold. All the Central Am rican states in 1801 produced only 8150,000 in gold. The Argentine Republic in South America would, from its name, be taken for a rich silver state; but it i* only credited with 8000,000 of silver u little • r no gold 'I be gold and silv.-r states of our Union are given as follows: Gold—California, IfWI - 1887 ■ 1*4) 1991 a s a to know the couo ! " ■»). HU 812,606,000; Colo rado. 84, «0ü,<8K); South Dakota. 83.500. OOO; Mon ana, 82,Vo0,000: Nevada. 82.000. 000; Oregon, Si, «00,000; Idaho. $1,000.000; Ari/on*. $.150,000; New Mex ico, 8005,000; Alaska, 8000.000; U>ah, $«50.000. Some gold ia mined in the South Atlantic stales. South Carolina h--ada them sit with $125,000. North Carolina had 8s j, ooo and Georgia 800.000. In silver Colorado Is first, with 827, Ooo.ooo; Moulina next, with $21,000, 4 00; Utah third, with 811,000.000; Idaho fourth, with $5,000,000; Nevada fifth. ! , nish a little silver. WIZARD EDISON'S FATHER. Althoaab 00 Vran ot Atu, Ile I« Still a« Spry a* • Cat. Several days ago a man of patri archal appearance walked into the i a bra lory of Thomas A. Edison in < irangc. N. J. < ontrary to general custom, be was at once ushered into the great inventor's presence. There was a glad cry of surprise on the part of the Tatter, expérimenta were for gotten for thc moment and thc two men w rung each other shands warmly. The old gentleman was the father of the wizard of electricity, and beyond that a remarkable man in hia way. He had come from Port Huron, Micro, where he lives, to see his son on a purely bus ineu matter, and turned to his home in a few days. His name is Samuel Kdbon. and he was born in Nova Sco tia. Aug. 7, 1»0S, no i that he is now in , his Hist year. His S fallt c r was 103 3 years of age when ' he died, ami the old gentleman snvs It is his intention s A MOIL Emsok. to break the record. He thinks noth ing of walking ten miles a day. He has always b en a great athlete and runner. When ho was 00 years old he outjumped every man in the Twenty second Michigan regiment. For two year« past he lias he gets angry if anybody tries to help him in any way and he will not have it that he is old at ail. "When he wss 70 years old," said his fnmoua son in speaking of hi* fattier thc other day. "he wanted to pay me a vialtat Menlo Park and by mistake got on a train that did not stop there .lust as he got to the station and found the train was going through lie grabbed ids gripsaeu aud jumped. He was piettv bad y used up w hen he came up to the laboratory. His clothes were torn and his face scratched. He was moro crestfallen than hurt, and said to me: •• T tell you, Tom, I wouldn't do it again for $ 10 .' ' lie limped around for several days and then 1 found out what led him to make the jump. When I was a news boy in Michigan I always used to jump from the trains, as the depot was about a mile from where my route commenced. 1 always had several loads of sand dumped at the place and jumped off into that. 1 did this regularly and got so e.vpcrt at it that 1 could jump from trains going forty miles an hour. The old gentle man remembered it ami thought lie was able to do the same. He after wards admitted that." ra I L rcud jr r carried a cane, but Hank of Kngtnml Not*«. Tho Rank of England note is not of the same thickness ail through. The paper is thicker In the left hand cor ner, to enable it to take better and sharper impression of the vignette, and is also considerably thicker in thc dark shadows of the center letters and under the figures at the ends Counterfeit notes are invariably of one thickness. IN TROPICAL AMERICA CHARACTERISTICS OF EQUA TORIAL COUNTRIES. Nature, Not Art, Foremost—Imprenioni Formed by an Inspection of goutli American Exhibits at the World*« Fair. • T IS UNFORTU , nute that t li e J growth in artof the I South and Central l American natit es J lias not been such as to admit of the formation of a school and perfee -tionof nat've tab ~ cut, not oily in technique, but in appreciation of the beauties of nature displayed in the tropics. Pictures by Brazilian artists, for instance, where meritorious, are so on conventional lines.' None have been able, appar ently, to imbue a landscape with the qualities that would make it typical of the land, borne day a great genius will arise and found a school, to earn est followers of which the mountains and rivers, forests and plains of equa torial dimes will appeal as they are, distinct from the other regions of earth This will be a happy time for the nations of the south. At the present time, through the facilities afforded by the various ex hibits at thg World's Fair, it is not « difficult task to build up a mental pict ure of South American scenes. Wbile the grandeur of primeval forests is scarcely to be comprehended from specimens of woods, or animal life from cases of stuffed birds and beasts, the mind helped bv such paintings of tropical landscapes are shown, or in fluenced by a memory of southern climes, is able to construct by a com positc of impressions a fair idea of that which exists on the other side of the isthmus. ■ □questionably the most interesting featuies of the South A medi an ex hibit* are objects representative of the It ra and fauna of the various coun tries. In appreciation of the fact that growth in iuamifa< turcs and the arts of beauty would not warrant, serious competition with lauds long past the primitive state, the various govern ments h<vc made prominent such pro duets as are peculiar to them and their neighbors. The rubber of t-outh America, for instance, is used more universally than the wheat of the United Hutes. C ffee is consume l everywhere, the demand being met chiefly by Nouth American growers. With such vast resources, it is natura! the South A meric m states should be exporters of raw material rather than manufacturers, at least until popula tion is greatly increased, bo it is that natural produ- ts figure most largely in the exhibit«. Taking Brazil at typical of the other countries of the eastern coast, n thing Is lucking in the display at the World s Fair. uf pa.ticnlar Snterett ia the exhibit of Bue woods in the Forestry building, Art and manufactures arc shown in the Manufactures building. The dis piav of product® of the country in the Agricultural building* ia one o * th« «neat made by anv of the nations From theae exhibits und those in the other boush and Central American j states, an idea . f the characteristics j of the land can be obtained, of value j io all who desire to rightly appreciate the beauty and worth of tropical countries. Birds of brilliant plumage abound in the great forests that border the Amazon river, extending into the j country from this and other streams, Specimens of roost varieties are shown, Parrot* of numerous varieties are The tou-an, with big and the umbrella bird, provided W t T prominent beak. a •ff« . Y v ? •7 as La is ' \Vi il r iwA' «r & êU - 0M Æ /< a WwL aSIJ fib Iv V Mti .is wx m P# \ Tfc y. ■'Sfr. a? W »rjjjf j 1 \ /V ri.X ur< 'G k ! im *19, V 4 Hi 31! % ÆRIAL TRANSIT IN THE TROPICS. 'I' with n feathery sun shade, are promi nent in thc exhibits. A Mouth American forest without monkeys would not bo typical. Some are hunted for food by the natives. Others arc domesticated as pets. Of the family of marmosets, peculiar to tropical America, there are many vari eties. They are companionable creat ures in domestication. Almost num berless varieties of this and other fam ilii's abound in tho Couth American for< sts. Of thc scenic beauties of the tropics travelers have spoken. South Amer ica, on and about the equator from tho Atlantic to the Andes and thence to the Pacific, lias been so thoroughly explored that tho World's Fair exhib its, if stunied intelligently, furnish means of estimating the wortu of the continent from the aesthetic as well as tho material standpoint Of the ulti mate valuo to humanity of this great continent, Henry Walter Bates, the great naturalist of the river Amatoo, says in bis work: •'What has struck me powerfully is the immeasurably greater diversity and interest in a single civilized na tion than in equatorial South America, where three distinct races of men live together. The superiority of the bleak north to tropical regions, however, is only in the social aspect, for I hold to the opinion that, although humanity can reach an advanced state of culture only by battling with the inclemencies of nature in high latitudes, it is under the equator alone that the perfect race of the future will attain to complete fruition of man's beautiful heritage, the earth." - ' t „e man in the moot and his sweet the «an i.\ tiiemoox and his suret , ,, . , ... preaching his. H» r sweetheart s the man m the moon and he oght to be mighty glad to see her. for she has not been up there to visit him since ;»«* September, nearly a year ago. 1 hen, it® now, they fell to kissing * «rectly they met, and then, as now, thc ? ar< ' luckier than any mortals, for 40 f" 1 " as lu , nar observations permit us to Judge, there is no one around to femmd t hem that what they are doing wicked. And yet they seem to be enjoying ll - tions of the seasou has been to the terrace of the house of commons, where on one afternoon lately there were to be seen no iess than 200 ladies. in company with wearied legislators. refreshing themselves with tea and talk. As to the tea, for many years LUNAR LOVERS Tli* Man in the Moon lias a Sweet heart Sure Knouch. They have no eyes for the romantic or beautiful, thote musty, fusty old astronomers from Cambridge to ML Hamilton, or else they would days ago have informed a delightful world— All the world loves s lover— that the man in the moon hasa sweet heart; Is, iu fact, a lover. And they are kissing there, too, those lunar lovers, kissiDg in full view and are not even blushing about it. There is no astronomer at band to explain this, nor tell how long the wholly delightful state of affairs is to lasL so readers should lose no time in taking a view of the moon, for the phenomenon may fade from sight in a lew days or nights If you have strong, clear vision this interesting couple may be observed by the un aided eye, but the outlines of the » isi tor, the beautiful girl who has joined the man in the moon, can be seen bet ter, of course, if you use a pair of opera glasses in peeping at them. Yon will see the mao in the moon, re juvenated, invigorated and generally sprueed-up and improved, looking down, not at you, but at the face ot a pale, fair giriy who is to the right as you look, her profile cutting off part of his full fa<æ, for her lips are ap jpy .j. '"r . "m A ■ ■ r L'Wv ■'M House of Common« Terrace. One of thc most coveted of invita one particular brand has been fur nished to the house by one tea com pany. The terrace is one of the pret tiest promenades in London. The de bates in the house are of secondary importance to the "debates" on the terrace, pleasantly assisted by the fra grant tea, concerning which there is a unanimity of opinion which the gov ernment must surely envy. Tlic* Li*r®*iit Slmd. What is believed t* he the largest shad ever taken in the waters near the head of Delaware bay was caught opposite Delaware City'a few days ago. It measured 27 inches in length. 4 inches in thickness and 10 inches at its greatest clrcwmferonce. I to weight was ten ponnds. City Spoi lsman—Have yowseen any thing worth shooting at around- here'.' Farmer—Well, no, not till you came. —SomcrvtUe Journal. A CAPITAL CAMERA PLAYS SAD HAVOC WITH WELL KNOWN FACES. An Amateur Photograph er*« First Snap Shot at Senators Hill, Sherman and Others—How island Look* at Long Range. EN AND WOMEN y'A all have a period in A this age of hobbies (W When lie or she * Yv' yearns to possess a \ camera. This \ yearning I experi ^ \ enced three weeks ago and only al ! layed it by the pur | \ I chase of a portable yit camera wherewith j rj to photograph my LI friends and rela tions. With the instrument 1 obtained plenty of instructions how to work it, and in a few days 1 turned out some not ineffective portraits of my wife and sister« But here I received no en couragement. My wife's respected mother expressed the perfectly unnec essary opinion that my portraits hardly conveyed an accurate idea of the sitter. She further urged that no one living had ever worn shoes which «lied up half of the portrait My wife made no remark, but merely took the picture from 1he conspicuous position in which Ihad placed it and hid it in a drawer. The true artist ever meets with jibes, Bouts and jeers. At home I had to combat all these. There was no sympathy for Mjj the man sti iving ™ after an ideal, no /?;) love for the spirit bravely fighting an u n a p*p r e c i a tive family circle. I determined to ex F m >y SENATOR BILL, hibit my skill as a photographer to a wider fielet So 1 weit to Washington and took the preserver of natural art along w.th me in a little black leather covered box. The field photographic at the capital is almost unlimited. Men who make a great many speeches and occasion allya little historyare there inplatoons. There are faces there, pictures of which coming generations may yearn to get a glimpse of. I'lenty of snap shots can be had of the leaders in the st *ug gle between gold and silver. I pre sed the button. You can judge for your self how well the rest was done. I The "finder" was ? placedail righLaud the gentleman snapped at looked Tery natural and A familiar in the lit i,jM tie glass pees hole. ml; When they were JVM developed, * ho w - ever, a change came over the ft r if X r \ came over the spirit which shaped senator SHERMAN, their countenances. For instance. Col. Fellows' jovial face was snapped at iu his happiest mood. Judging from thc seraphic ex pression which hovered between bis chin one would think that the Colonel held four aces and had just met an old southern war friend. The development, however, simply tended to broaden this and make the Colonel look as though he were an un derstudy for one of Barnum's clowns or something had fallen on him. 1 regret that developing It makes the "Little Congressman" look too good natured. More people will try to borrow money from him in consequence. Senator Sherman came out a little twisted. His ro r \ manesque counten- t a nee, however, may have given the ' camera a step in ' that direction which could not be avoided But Ilourke Cocran 1 really felt sorry for. His massive head came out indented. It wasn't his fault—the developing process acted in a contrary spirit It shrunk the head of the silver-tongued orator right near thc eyes. Senator Hill materialized with an elongated head. U forcib y suggested the id<a that somebody had hit him on each side and squeezed it up. Of course thc camera never lies. Mr. l!la< d came out of It imposing and dignit'ed. even if a t rifle eccentric. Even at ihat, can you blame the c. mera" i was given to understand afterward tha: the pict ures were really all true likenessess of the gentlemen, and it was only the perspective that was out of order It all depends on ihc point of view any way. Mine may have boon a little biased, but for all that it must be truthful in a measure, and so my laliors were not wasted ami I have really secured some pictures that are worth preserving. \ f R. P. BLAND. novelettes. Attempts have been made to pro duce snider silk, but have failed, the ferocious nature of these insects not permitting them to liTe together in communities. Flies are infested with parasites which prey upon and destroy ihem. and these, in turn, as has been shown by the microscop \ are killed by still smaller parasites, A lote authority on American money says that the largest amount repre sented by any one "greenback" is 310 , 000. and that there is but one such note in existence. The wife market is improving, dome weeks ago a man in western New York sold his wife for 45 cents. A Kentuckian the other day sold his better half for 7Q cents. The hornets' nest is sometimes two feet in diameter. The outside layers have a small interval between each, so that if rain should penetrate it is soon arrested. M. do L isle discovered an animal Oulu that could run six inches in a second, and calculated that it must move its legs no less than 1,200 times in that brief poriod. GEORGE TICKNOR CURTIS. Th« Eminent Lawyer Who It America*« Grand Old Man. Like William M. Evarts, George Tlcknor Curtis is one of the grand old men of the American bar. Mr. Curtis, who is now in his seventy-first year, was born in Watertown, Mass., and graduated from Harvard in 1832. Four years later he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of his profession io Boston until 1862. when ne removed to New York. While in Bcfston Mr. Cnrtis held the office of United States com missioner, and as such, in 1851, re- , turned to his mas- J ter a fugitive slave < named Thomas Sima For this he was severely criti cised by the aboli- Æ tionists. He has 'Jm served in the Mass- jg achusetts legisla- vi ture, but has al- V lowed politics to * interfere but little with his profession and his historical investigations. He has written in * a of il IÈ X O. T. CURTIS. upon a wide variety of legal subjects and all his works are standard, it is interest ing in connection with the decision of Mr. Curtis in the case of Sims to note the fact that his brother, Benjamin Robbins Curtis, while on the United States supreme bench, dissented from the decision of the court in the cele brated "Dred Scott" case and made a powerful argument in support of hia position. He uphe d the right of con gress to prohibit slavery and declared his disseDt from that part of the opin ion of the majority of the com tin which it was held that a person of African descent cannot be a citizen of the United States. Pathetic Reminiscence of Victor lingo, A few weeks ago an old negress came from Bridgetown, on the Island of Barbadoes, to a missionary, and asked him to read three masses for Victor Hugo The missionary was astonished, and at first believed that he had misunderstood the visitor. But the negress replied to his questions that years ago she had given aid to the dauguter of the authfr of the "Ori entals," who had married an English officer against the will of her father, and had fled with him to Barbadoes. The officer deserted • his wife, who con jk sequently became r almost insane, and H was cared for in ft that condition by ' the negress. The negress wrote to the poet of tfce sad Hugo and had - K m VICTOR HUGO. condition of his child, sent her 2,000 francs her go to Paris with the daughter. After remaining fora time in tbs house of the author the Regress decided to return to Barbadoes. One reason for this was that the poor daughter had become incurably insane ami had been - consigned to an asylum. The poet, who respected the negress because of the love she had borne his daughter, said to her before her departure from Pa-is: "When you hear of my death in yonr native 4jountry have three masses read for me." The old woman, who first heard of the death of Victor Hugo a few months ago kas now ful filled tne wishes of the poeL I's* of th* (ioard. One begins to encounter the gourd ss a domestic utensil about one hun dred miles south of M&sonand Dixon's line, where the local pronunciation is something like goored. The dipper and * cap dish made from the gourd go along with the old well-sweep and thc plantation dwelling with separate "quarters." A skillful negro can fashion marvelously graceful and convenient utensils from the gourd, '1 he dipper is the simplest of all. For it the manufacturer chooses a gourd with a round body and a natural handle. A disk is cut from the body, the meat is taken from thc gourd, the shell is carefully dried, and you have a dipper that will last for' months, perhaps for years, bpoons of exctl lent shape and durability may be made from the gourd, os also cream skimmers and the like. The Lett Atlantis. Atlantis was a continent supposed to have existed at a very early period in the Atlantic ocean, "over against the pillars of Hercules," but which was subsequently sunk in a cataclysm of which history gives no record. 1'lato is the first who gives an account of it aud he is said to have obtained his in formation of some Egyptian priests with whom he had come in contact Plato's account says that Atlantis was a continent larger than Asia and Af rica put together, and that at il 6 west ern exirem ty were islands which af forded easy passage to a large conti nent lying*still beyond—this last men tioned continent being no;v supposed to be South America. Photography In TarU. When a lady is sitting to a Parisian photographer for a portrait the opera tor does not. in a perfunctory manner, coldly request her to "I.oik pleasant now, if you please!" He says to her, iu the most natural and graceful man ner in the world: "It is quite unne cessary to ask madam to look pleasant —she could not look otherwise." The lady, of course, acknowledges thecom S liment with her most gracious and ighbred smile. •'Click!" goes the camera and the picture is obtained, re vealing thz sitter to the greatest ad vantage. _ runt Sound Fl«h. Very queer fish are caught in tho waters of Puget sound. One kind is called the candle tish. It is dried and packed in boxes like candles. We are told the fishermen use them to light their homes and that at one time all the boats on the souud used them in stead of sperm oil lamps. By putting the heads of the fish downward in a candlestick aud lightiug tho tail, which, in conjunctlou with the back bone. acts as a wick, it burns like a candle. They eat this fish, and wh> n cooking it is so fat it fries itself. •Incan»«« Arc llili Kat-m. The Japanese eat more fish than any other people in the world. With them meat cat ng is a foreign innova tion. confined to the rich, or rather to thoae rich people who prefer it to the national diet