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It doesn't pay to fuss and fret when As he
anything goes wrong, he thoui
Instead of wailing when you lose, just careless
sing a merry song. Indifere
It's always better while you work to But M
whistle than to whine, for ter
And when luck fails, it never pays to room w
sit down and repine. missed
wept bi
The man who makes the best of things was goi
shows sturdy common sense. the wro
The chances are that he will rise to row shi
fame and eminence; knew t
But if he doesn't, none the less he'll and the
make the most of life, was at
And women all will envy and congrat- Her
ulate his wife. recall 1
-Somerville (Mass.) JournaL to ask
bring t
days u
nt Oicea aogale. and he
thing o
na rA lea s. "Whs
one da
"Good-by, Mabel. your fi
"Good-by, sir." Oh, car
And the voice was cold and hard, as car
and the face stern and immovable. hneed a
Haughtily the young beauty turned
aside when she said it, never noticing "E to
the outstretched hand and imploring throu
eyes that pleaded so powerfully in longun
their silence. far gi
Ronald Norton stood a moment, then which
opened the door and went out, carry- "Ho
ing with him a wounded heart, and ed
leaving behind one too proud to "In
acknowledge its pain. In R
But Mabel Leigh found out her mis- "Oh
take. She did not extract the same rin
sweetness from life that she had since caxsa
knowing Ronald Norton. Its hours ui
dragged wearily along, uncheered by has a
the hope of his presence to lighten he wi
them. And, worse than all, it was for
no real cause that they were separat- you v
A word--a "trifle light as air"-had Mat
floated between them at a time when pany
and I
they both took it up and were too har a
proud to own repentance.
Ronald had never said the words ThE
that would have bound them together, cloud
but in a hundred different ways Love with
had spoken. They knew each held to th
the other's happiness, and were con- come
tent. had
Ronald felt that the time had come since
when he must tell Mabel of his hopes nevel
and desires, and secure the prize his dropi
heart coveted. For Mabel was a prize. She
Her beauty and accomplishments won decid
many a lover to her side, and Norton gettil
was greatly envied. givir
No one would have envied him now lived
as, with a heavy heart, he paced back Th
and forth in his room, through the and
livelong night, thinking only of the roop
happiness which had been within his Al
grasp and then suddenly failed him. hom
He knew Mabel to be slow to anger, ing
but strong in her wrath when aroused, her
end Be, on this night of all nights, had Sh
umwittlngly offended her by the strong grog
side he had taken in a discussion of a stra
well-known character arrested for for- a v,
gery. at a
Love or argument had always been a witl
trait of Ronald's character, and he de- fell
fended the accused solely for this rea- her
son. Mabel supposed he was uttering A
his own sentiments, and her eyes whi
fashed and her heart beat angrily as gen
she listened. face
Could this be the man who was more sort
than friend to her? Could she honor and
a man who cherished such sentiments ke
as she had heard him speak? his
Shaded from the light, she leaned con
her head against the cushions of her gat
chair, and thought while the gentle- ma
men continued their discussion. ligl
It ended by her sudden rising, and
laughing command to dismiss the sub- pri
The gentlemen apologized and mn
obeyed, and after a short time of gen
eral conversation, one by one took
their leave.
Ronald lingered among the last,
eager to secure a few moments to him- th
self. Nervously he walked around the th
drawing-room, looking at the pictures
he had seea a sndred times before, t
picking up and laying down the ele
gant volumes at hand, tossing over the m
cards in the receiver, and feeling
about as cool and collected as most e
men do under the circsatances.
HLow brilliant Mabel looked, leaning 8
against the door, as she chatted with 0
young Sylesl How she could en(ure 8
such a poa1yay was more than Ron
aid could tell, and here she was laugh- s
ing and talking w!th him as if Ronald h
was a thousand miles away.
It certainly wasn't polite to stand
with her back to him, and it must a
have been for half an hour. Here h
Ronald pulled ou. his watch. No, it
was only eight minutes! What in the o
world was Syler staying so late for?
It was very absuro in Mabel to make g
herself so fascian. ting to everybody.
Just see that lovely bare arm thatb
rounded out from the soet lace as she t
flitted jer fan back and forth. And t
Syles v as gazing with cool admira
tion on it, confound him!
Poor Ronald, in his excitement,
stood gl.rilg at them, in ut er disre- 5
gurd tLf courtesy. Well was it for
him that Mabel did not see him. 1
At last 83 les oowed himself out. The I
expects~ t moment had come.
Mahel turned, but her brlliancy had I
vanished. r stead of the smile with
which she 'as wont to meet Ronald, I
her face was cold. Instead of sinking I
on a chair for their usual parting chat,
she stood still and looked at her watch.
"I had no idea It wKas so late," she
Ronald stood transfix'd. The change
in her was so sudden, so marked, he
could not understand it But what
could he say? To speak of love at such
a moment was impossible. But he
could not go silently.
"Mabel-Miss Leigh," he began, des
'"Well, slrl" was the cool answer
from the cool belle.
"May I-tuant is, will you allow me to
speak for myself?"
"No, Jr!" came clear and short.
"Not now," said Norton, hurriedly;
"tomorrow-any other time."
"Neither now nor ever!" was the re
ply, as she made a motion to leave
Ronald felt a chill I'ke ice through
his heart. Mechanically he followed
her, took his hat in the hall and held
aout his hand.
Ah, it she had but rtaen it, it never
woabl have let he- go tll she had
head has hearts mseuuqgis pt .ant
!turned, With her formal "good-by," THE
and Ief hi.
As he passed the night hours in grief, Not tour
he thought of her quietly slumbering,
careless of the wound she had made, "Statis
indifferent to his fate. given co
But Mabel Leigh was paying dearly the anal
for her words. On her knees, in the in my
room where she had so cruelly dis- analogy
missed him, she wrung her hands and United
wept bitter tears. The flush of anger pare the
was gone, and in its stead a sense of both. I
the wrong she had done, and the sor- miles to
row she must endure. For Mabel latlon o
knew that Ronald Norton loved her, 6,750,00(
1 and that she loved him. And now all sions. (
was at an end. Russian
Her pride would not suffer her to this avi
recall him; his would not allow him low per
to ask it. They had suddenly drifted treme
apart-would the wave of time ever Canada
bring them together again? aborigit
/ Mabel bore her burden for a few fur tral
days until it began to tell upon her from 6(
health and spirits. Her pale cheeks Not 4 p
and heavy eyes revealed that some- convict
thing was wrong. ber of
"What is the matter with you, section:
Mabel?"asked Etta Syles, dropping In Tomsk,
one day. "You are but the ghost of to one
your former self." sarily
"Oh, I don't know," Answered Mabel, some c
as carelessly as she could, "I only facts a
d, need a change, I suppose." Siberia
d "Change? Well, suppose you go with ly of c
us to Europe?" inals.
ag "Europe?" A sudden joy shot "The
through Mabel's heart. She had been ern st(
longing and planning to get away, as able a
far away as possible, from the spot miners
which had grown unendurable to her. tract
"How soon are you going?" she ask- traordi
ed. -ests
"to In next Saturday's steamer." o
"I will go." iugt
no "Oh, that is too good!" cried Etta, Dorad.
ne springing up and embracing her. "I "Nol
irs coaxed mother all I could to go with Amur
by us, but she is too timid. Father that it
en has crossed the ocean so many times, habite
:en he will make a splendid escort, and which
ot- you will be such delightful company throne
for me." Ing tr
Mabel smiled derisively. Sorry com- turn,
ien pany she would prove for Etta Syles, en. I
too and painful thoughts crowded upon the ri
her as the heedless girl rattled on. was t
The day on which they sailed was sental
ter, cloudy and gloomy-in fit keeping avows
DVe with Mabel's spirits. She had hoped of thi
tid to the last that Ronald Norton would will e
on- come to her and say, "Stay!" but she the a
had never seen nor heard from him own
hme since that fatal night-maybe she draw
pes never would again! and scalding tears sians
his dropped from her eyes at the thought. all c
'Ize. She had borne up wonderfully since river
won deciding to go abroad, for the relief of Siber
ton getting out of sight of all eyes, and vosto
giving way to her grief, was what she aroff
oow lived for. tlon
ack Their party had come early on board, city
the and retired at once to their state- bearn
the rooms, so that Mabel was alone. the
his Alone she felt, separated from her quic
m. home and friends, every moment bear- large
iger, ing her further and Turther away from ciet
Ised, her country and-Ronald! tion
had She lay listening to the creaking and ours
rong groaning of the ship, the bustle and of n
of a strange noises which never cease upon pus,
for- a voyage, and never thought of them tern
at all. Her heart and brain were filled owe
en a with but one image, and she at last of tl
de- fell asleep with tears for him wet upon owe
rea- her cheeks. exis
esing Among the last of the passengers is n
eyes who came aboard the vessel was a ecox
Ly as gentleman with a grave, handsome of z
face and reserved air, which gave a ure
more sort of fascinating melancholy to him; boo
lonor and although perfectly courteous, hle gov
ients kept aloof from all, seeming to prefer foil
his book or silent meditation to all ed,
faned company. Hour after hour he spent the
gazing upon the foaming billows, the not
mntle- matchless sunsets, the lovely moon- me,
lights of ocean. thr
t and Poor Mabel and Etta were both de- wh
prived of these enjoyments, Etta be- N.
and Ing dreadfully seasick, and Mabel too
worn and miserable to leave her room.
k They had been out nearly a week
when Mr. Syles insisted on Mabel's to
last, going on deck, declaring it a shameae
him- that she should lose the pleasures of ma
dthe the trip, which was so nearly over. hu
ctures So Mabel summoned all her Ge
store, strength and went with him. los
e ole It was a magnificent night The full 9
er the moon, glittering on the water, and re- ha
eeling flected back by each wave, tinged ea
ot everything with silver. no
Mabel was entranced. She took Mr. reI
ning Syles's arm and walked up and down vi'
o with once or twice, but her step was lan- th
edure guld, and she grew weary. fo
Ron Mr. Syles proposed that she should
laugh- sit awhile, so he prepared a seat for hc
Ronald her, and wrapped her soft mantleth
around her, but she shivered. c
stand "Why, you haven't half enough T
t must around you! It's always cot up here," t
Here he declared. h
No, it And off went the kind soul for an
inthe other shawl. i
te for? Mabel waited alone, watching the
make groups around. 1i
ybody. A gentleman, smoking a cigar, had
a that been sitting some distance off. He i
as she threw it away, and arose as if to go
And below.
ddmira- As he passed Mabel he stopped sud
tement, She turned her face inquiringly-
disre- and Ronald Norton sprang toward her!
It for "Mabel!" was all he said; but the
. love-light which flashed over his face,
nt The and the thrill that shot through each
heart, In their passionate hand-clasp,
cy had told the truth.
e with Mabel could not utter one word, but
Ronald, lay panting with the glorious life that
sinking had suddenly opened for her.
ng chat, No weary hours now-no languid in
r watch. difference-but two noble hearts, flee
tte," she ing from each other, had been turned
back to love and happiness
change Mabel stayed abroad long enough to
rked, he procure her bridal trousseau, but says
t what all she knows of ocean voyages Is that
e at such moonliC'. nights are perfectly lovely.
But he Saturday Night
He Preferred Mutton After All.
answer He was a station hand in from a
three months' spell of work, during
which he had tasted no other meat
rt. than mutton. Also he stuttered badly.
mrriHdly is eyes fairly leaped at the stuffed
turkey on the hotel dinner table,
is the re- though the boiled mutton made him
to leave shiver. Said the host: "What will you
try, Mr. Straps?" Eagerly: "I'll t-try
Sthrougha b-bit of t-t-t---" The word floored
f fllowed him. Again: "G-give m-me a ll-little
and hedt-t-t-" Then red-faced and dis
gusted: "Oh, h-hang it! Give me
,, I i never some b-blooming m-mutton! I h-hate
she had itbut I can e--4- It, anybow."-'
tt Mbevl s ane7 Buleth.
Not Four Per Cent of Them Convicts or
Political Exiles. MOST
"Statistics have their value when
given comparatively. In following up
the analogy which was always present
in my mind in crossing Siberia, the Queen W
analogy between that country and the Prince
United States, it is interesting to com- ishing I
pare the area and the population of by Will
both. Siberia has 5,000,000 square Little
miles to our 3,500,000, while our popu- of a hi
lation of 70,000,000 overshadows the amount
5,750,000 of Russia's Asiatic posses- pean cc
sions. Of this number 66 per cent. are her suil
Russians, the rest indigenous. But choice 1
o this average is brought down by the lecklet
a low per cent. of Russians in the ex- time pl
treme North, which, as in Northern potato I
r Canada, Is left almost entirely to the H
aboriginal Eskimo, and to the hardy y oge.f
i fur trader, while in Southern Siberia some of
r from 60 to 90 per cent. are Russians. tonguiso
Y Not 4 per cent. of all the Russians are grove i
convicts or political exiles. The num- no secs
ber of convicts varies In the different o
, sections. In the government of ptro
in Tomsk, In the west, they only amount has hat
Af to one-sixth per cent, which neces- and rao
sarily makes a much higher average in Ant P
'1, some of the other provinces. These heP
ly facts are fatal to the theory that the nions
Siberian population is composed most- He wt
th ly of criminals and the sons of crim- hand o
inals. more
ot "The Russians find the great north- more
en ern steppes as bleak and as inhospit- due a
as able as do the Canadians. Yet the his f
ot mineral deposits and the fur trade at- fre
er. tract a certain population. It is ex- Duke
k- traordinary to read of the early con- Schwe
-nests of the Russians in this cotrtry. dee
- of their first settlements here, queen
taugh there were no visions of an El As
ta, Dorado to draw men on. very n
"I "None of the country north of the en, sty
Ith Amur ever belonged to China, though fell in
ier that is the popular idea. It was in- know
es, habited by independent tribes, some of his in
nd which were subject to the Chinese went
ny throne in a very roundabout way, pay- Wurti
ing tribute to a Manchu Khan, who, in spring
im- turn, paid tribute to the Son of Heav- state
les, en. In finally obtaining possession of promi
)on the region, the Russian government ceive(
was urged on by its individual repre- Gos
vas sentatives there, not by its own taken
ing avowed policy, as it is today. The chief the fl
ed of these was Muravieff, whose name deal
uld will ever be connected with Siberia as admit
she the name of Washington is with our know
him own country. In 1858, in a treaty Helei
she drawn up at Aigun, where the Rus- engal
sars sans and Chinese have recently came becal
ght in conflict, the Chinese relinquished ents
all claim to the left bank of the great youn
ince river. From that time dates southern selec
f of Siberia's mushroom growth. Vladl- the
and vostok is one of the fruits of it; Khab- youn
aroffsk, at the end of this eastern sec- rich
tion of railroad, is another. Each good
adte- city is less than 50 years old, and each it
bears a striking resemblence, as do all roya
the Siberian cities, to our centres of he I
quick growth in, the West. Only a The
ear- large garrison Creates a military so- use
from ciety, which element of the popula- pere
tion differentiates these cities from cina
and ours. Absent, too, is the atmosphere bey(
and of nervous enterprise and business are
upon push, the result of what the Yankee fact
them terms 'hustling.' The American city Que
filled owes its birth and life to the energy ,
last of the individual, the Siberian city er 1
upon owes its founding and its continued exci
existence to the government. A site ofte
igers is not selected in accordance with the and
is a economics of business, but on account ha
some of military exigency. The city's ten- irsi
wve a ure of life does not depend upon a of
him; boom, but on the convenience of the pon
i, he government. Private individuals may lea:
)refer follow in the path autocratically blaz- fri
to all ed, and turn whatever is possible to frs
spent their own advantage, but the city is yot
3, the not there for them, but for the govern- yie
noon- ment. In spite of this fact, business by
thrives, and men are making money, ov
h de- which speaks well for Siberia."-Anna
a be- N. Benjamin, in Ainslee's. sw
el too vei
room. Diamond Ring In a Hog's Stomaoh. s
week A. remarkable story comes from the iin
:abel's town of Hornby, N. Y. Three years mt
shame ago iss Mary Smith, who has since he
res of married Peter Hagancamp, attended a
ner. husking bee at the home of her uncle, da
her George Smith. During the evening she de
lost a diamond ring she had been an
he full wearing, and it was though~t that it cr
ad re- had fallen from her finger among the e
tinged ears of corn. A thorough search did th
not disclose the ring. Later, for some if
ok Mr. reason, suspicion fell on a Western
I down visitor in Hornby, and when she left m
as lan- the village the ring had not been m
found. e
should George Smith killed a four-year-old tt
eat for hog a few days ago, and in cutting up
mantle the animal found the ring in the stom- tl
ach. It was battered and discolored. ti
enoug The only explanation seems to be that u
here," the hog swallowed the ring in eating n
husks after the bee at Smith's three o
years before, and that it had remained t
in the animal's stomach ever since. e
ig the Mrs. Haganeamp, who always be- o
lieved that the ring was stolen, is now p
r, had trying to learn the whereabouts of the c
f. He suspected woman, to apologize to her. a
-to New York Sun.
ed mud- Another Irish Bull. r
ingly In the lobby of the house two mem- t
ard her! bers of Parliament were discussing the I
but the honor being paid to Ireland and Irish I
la face, troops.
e One was a Scotchman, the other an 1
Id-clasp, Irishman.
'The man from Scotland said, con
'ord, but descendingly:
life that "It's a' very weel to praise the Irish
soldiers," and he proceeded to explain
that while he was glad they were to
t n- wear the shamrock on St Patrick'S
Stun day, it must not be forgotten that the
Highlanders had been fighting bravely,
too; "they expected no special mark
nough to of favor for their services, they were
but says always ready to brave death for their
ss is that queen, and their loyalty was beyond
lovely.- reproach."
The Irishman interrupted indignant
"I would have ye know, sorr." he
All, cried, "there's as true a heart beats
from a under an Irish soldier's tunic as be
during neath any Highlander's kilt."
er meat In less than ten minutes the story
ed badly. had gone round the house.-Spare Mio
e stuffed ments.
er table,
ade him Des Molnes has more horses in pro
twillyou portion to her population than any
"I'll t-try other city or town in the United States,
rd floored the census showing a total of 6.031, or
a l-little one horse for every ten of the popula
and di- tlion.
Ih-hate The doctor expects his patient to
nlbow."- bte faith in him, and he often has to
trust therr.
cared not
TO GOOD LOOKS. alive to t
- which 1a
Queen Wilhelmina's Choice of the Plalnst was able
Prince In Cermamy Proves this Astons ny Ender
ishing Fact Once More-Conquests Madd I
t by Wilkes, Urliest Man of His Time.
e Little Queen Wilhelmlna's selectioni
of a husband has caused no small Aliakii
e amount of astonishment in the Bluroo= e
pean courts, for on the least Of all the ce
e her suitors, in i Worldly sense, her isted am
choice has fallen. Duke Heinrich of more thi
Diecklenburg-Schwerin has up to this settled, a
time played the part of a very small has beer
e potato for a more or less royal person- of the S
age. He is the youngest son in a fam- Indian t
s illy of many boys; he is the least hand- tures 'i
some of the brothers; he has never d41ie- olive br
' tinguished himself in court or camp or after ge
e grove in all his 24 years, and yet it is pareits
no secret that since Wilhelmina, the fered at
ft proud and Independent, first saw hini foes, un
at at Potsdam, nearly two years ago, she duty of
has had his image graven on her loyal to hate
and royal little Dutch heart. of so lo1
se At Potsdam Duke Heinrich, who was out in a
not heir to even pretty good expecta- 100 yea
t tions, appeared as a mere incidental. on foot
He was not supposed to aspire to the in peac
hand of the queen; he even paid her no and ott
more than the perfunctory courtesies or five
due a young lady and a sovereign, and the set
be his far handsomer, far cleverer and made.
t- far more interesting elder brother, The ;
Dtuke Adolph, heir to the Mecklenburg- and tol
Schwerin duchy, was flatteringly re- and tri
*y, garded as standing high in the young by Kog
re, queen's graces. trail,
El As a matter of fact, nobody paid trail, v
very much attention to the clean-shav- tribes
the en, stout young duke, but Wilhelmina tribes
igh fell in love with him and he did not and Ia
In- know it. Nevertheless, he had made cominm
of his impression, and when the queen ma
ese went to see her cousin, Pauline of punch.
ay- Wurtemberg's, baby baptized last tiesIn
,in spring, she wrote Princess Pauline the th a
av- state of her heart, and her cousin Indi
of promised to see that the duke duly re- near
ent ceived a hint. Immer
ire- Gossips whisper that the duke was uimet
4wn taken by surprise, and yet it was not tc
biet the first time, in spite of being a good mous
ime deal of a detrimental, that he has been ius
as admired by royal ladies. Everybody a few
our knows that when pretty Princess from I
saty Helena of Russia suddenly broke her Wash
tis- engagement with Max of Baden it was elebt
ame because she hoped to persuade her par- kind.
Ihed ents to let her marry the stout blonde tbes
Teat young dukeling whom Wilhelmina has me
hern selected; and the youngest daughter of come
adi- the duke of Edinburgh has loved the ationg
hab- young duke in vain. In short, Hein- and ,
sec- rich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin is a this e
7ach good deal of a lady-killer, and he knows for ii
each it. Fat and plain of face, and, for a and
o all1 royal person, distincly poverty-stricken, be g,
is of he has a fascination for womankind. peac
ly a The sort of fascination that there is no The
so- use trying to explain, because it is not Wras
Tula- perceptible to any but the persons fas
from cinated, and they are always plainly had 1
)here beyond reach of reason, though they
iness are often just as sensible, matter of te I
Inkee fact and unromantic individuals as tore
city Queen Wilhelmina. fre
mergy Lots of men have exercised this pow
city er before, and Duke Heinrich is no Sitk
nued exception to the rule that Providence incer
site often sees fit to bestow this peculiar of r
h the and potent quanty on curiously n- suit
count handsome individuals. Since he was the
ten- frst about the well-conducted courts and,
)On a of tiny Mecklenburg-Schworin and triea
f thefrie
pompous Prussia he has had not the
may least difficulty in winning feminine rene
blas- fool
l to friends. The German empress has fool
le to i reated him as though he were a nice o
ity is young brother, the ladies in waiting con
ven- yield a smile and a sigh as he prances into
siness by in white uniform, and yet he is not ine
-Anna overfond of feminine society. trol
He has accepted his betrothal--to the tor
sweetest little girl queen in the world-
very calmly, while tlhe queen herself the
oh. is madly happy, and the other prince- th
m the lings and dukelings who were on the ha
years matrimonial string wonder how the e
since heavy-faced, easy-going, unambitious h
aded a Heinrich carried off the prise, without wa
uncle, dancing any attendance, without con- to
ingshe descending to flatter and call upon ,
been and placate the capricious lady and the
that it critical Dutch people. One thing is
ng the certain, and this in a way adds to
ch did the glory of Heinrich's conquest, that o
r some if the loyal Dutch had objected to thi as
esteri choice of the queen she would have
he left married him anyway. She said as oni
been much when some doubts were express- ti
ed as to how he would please the na- to
ear-old tion. In
ting up All this goes to show that the fu- te
astom- ture king consort of Holland is one of el
colored, those men whose charm is with women
be that unquestioned, and even a queen would e
eating make large sacrifices for him. One No
's three of the men who possessed this faculty to
malned to a most surprising degree was Napol- t
Ince. eon Bonaparte's rival in the affections
yys be- of Marie Louise, the infamous and all
,isnow powerful Neipperg. He was an ugly
aof the creature, with small abilities and yet P
to her. smaller fortune, and he had broken o
many hearts about the Austrian out ot
before Marie Loulse saw and fell fu
riously in love with him. With every
ro mem- thing to lose and nothing to gain by he
singthe her encouragement of the man, she left
ndIrish no stone unturned until she was able
to make herself Neipperg's wife. In
other an the eyes of the world it was a terrible b
degradation for the widow of the
rid, con- French emperor to become the wife of
an Austrian count, but she cared not a
the Irish whit what the world said. as was the
x eplain case with the women who ran after the I
were to ugly spendthrift, Wilkes, and the mad
P atrick's Duc de Richelleu.
that the Wilkes was famous in his day all
:ravely, over England not only as lord mayor
ial mark and chamberlain and a very loud
hey were talking patriot but as the ugliest man
for their of his time and the most admired by
s beyond the women. He flouted and Ill-treat
ed all of them, with the exception of
ddignant- his daughter, but it had not the desired
effect of cooling their effections. As
rorr." he to the Duke de Richelieu, though men
trt beats could not tolerate him, when he was
Ic as be shut up In the Bastile crowds
of women, old and young and
the story rich and poor, used to collect every
Spare Mo day at the hour when he took his ex
ercise on the parapets and adore him
from a distance and deplore the in
es in pro carceration of so charming a person.
than any Theodore Hook was another ugly
etd States, man who was irresistible to the softer
f ..031, or sex, for it is proved clearly that when
oe popula- a man is agreeable to women they
care not in the least what his personal
appearance may be. Lisszt proved this;
atient to when an old man with a tsad, ugly
ten has to face women begged permission to kties
iL ugly band 444 gared and s mstl'
mentailsed bver him as thouigh he were GRA
Adoniis' eelf: Dosns 6f scllolgirl |9
t~ountesses tho WorShipeda t his ishirind
cared not g pin for his music, tior un tHE S $NC.
derstood a noto of itl but were keenly BURNINe
alive to the charti of his peridnality. CURNINI
which 1ti iroman mso far as we knows.
was able of willing to withstafid.-?'Fa*- The Mehibc
ny Enders, in The Chicago Biecord: Plow it p
Indians Ca
desert is 11
A lskaii rtrib to Mlake (l Quarrel of driven snot
efriil Cdntdries' Standlnd. plow and
The celebrated feud d which has e3 Indians tel
r isted among the Indians of Alaska for ture of 15
more than 600 years it About td be(Cal.) eorr
is settled, and the rattlesnake skin which Sun(C. eorr
1 has been dangling from the doorport lar in all
1 of the Sitkas and the Wrangel island ble conclu
Indian tribes for more than six cen- tire count:
- turies 'ill soon be replaced by the California
-olive branch of peace. Generation can be tri
)r after generation has heard from their traps of t
s parenits the wrongs the tribe has suf= In the
10 fered at the hands bf their mortal feet belo
nm foes, until it is a part of the religioud California
he duty of parents to teach their childred silver; nd
al to hate their ancient enemy. A feud beautiful.
of so long standing could not be wiped white, a
as out in a moment, in fact, for more than as the at
a- 100 years there has been a movement pervades
.1 on foot to settle the difficulty and live of marve
he in peace. The coming of the miners ert stage
no and other whites during the last four the regio
[ee or five years has done much to hasten that a mi
*d the settlement that is about to be snow sto
ad made. white ez
er, The potlatch, the arbiter of all feuds the large
rg- and follies, the leveler of all sectional great he,
re- and tribal troubles, has been managed gleaming
ng by Kodowatt, a Klukwan chief, at the But the
village of Klukwan, on the Dalton left by t
aid trail, who has spent the greater part of pecul
. of his life in trying to get the various fing doi
Ina tribes to consent to a treaty of peace. The salt
not and has expended the savings of a and is s
ade lifetime in his effort to provide for'the to do s
en coming meeting of the tribes. He has steam I
of purchased hard tack, sugar and quan- sary to
Last tities of the choicest viands known to but the
the the Indian, which he will dispense that is
with a hospitality known only to the The
Indian brave. Merchants in towns to plou
near Klukwan say that they have sold cutting
immense stocks to the Indians in an-, ches
not ticipation of the great feast which is plough
to be the last of the kind by the fa- is ugg
bood mous chief. su
eody When seen by J. M. Blankenburg deposit.
a few days ago, as he was on his way then ha
ess from the Dalton country to Seattle, It is re
her Washington, Kodowatt said: "This
celebration is to be the last of the n sm
par kind. I have sent messages to all the remark
has tribes of the Sitkas and Wrangels to How
hr of come or send their chiefs to this meet- mate a
the ing to unite them after this long alien- the onl
the ation, in bonds of love and friendship, ton is I
ein- and to bury the hatchet forever. To makes
is a this end I am bending all my energies, temper
for it is to be the last great potlatch,
or a and after it is held the Indians will hopYtk
cken, be good and live as white men, and Ihlton
kind. peace will reign among the jribes." known
i no The trouble between the Siltkas and the ha
fe Wrangels began 600 years ago, at a is aim
ainly big feast held at Wrangel. The Sitkas phere.
had been invited by the Wrangels to a Thu
th great feast. The Wrangels proceeded the de
to give their guests a jolly time. Be- at Ind
fore long all were so jubilant that a ert, a
free-for-all fight resulted and when it up, a
was over there were only a few of the conupa
a no Sitkas left to tell the story. Then the arttr
lený incensed Sitkas thirsted for the blood
culiar of revenge, and they got it. Feuds re- claim
w Un- suited and fights prevailed. At last may
was the Sitkas shod'ed a friendly spirit, low tl
urt and, with every pretense of true
friendship, invited the Wrangels to at- the s
t the tend a feast given in recognition of Gult.
hasrenewed friendship. The Wrangels ton
hasfoolishly accepted and the Sitkas rado
a nice opened the feast with the most gra
aiting cious ostentation. They got their guests upon
rances into a large building, and as the mirth to th
is not increased and good cheer gained con- ling
trol, the hosts began to slip out. Be- and
to the fore the Wrangels knew it, the Sitkas and
orld- were out and the doors barred. Then of
erself the Bitkas set fire to the building and once
the Wrangels were burned alive. That
n the happened nearly 200 years ago, but
w the enough of the Wrangels were left at
b itious home to prolong the feud, but Kodo- o
rIthout watt has succeeded in bringing them o
t con- together again in bonds of enlighten- oa
upon ed friendship.-Chicago Record. Mo0
king is Nature's Own Remedy. alon
s to The medicinal value of the onion has
t th long been understood and appreciated stal
ta as a home remedy for various ills, es- are
aaid pecially when taken in the form of to
pras onion diet. But for external applica- noo
the na- tion, it is seldom used, as few seem ven
to realize its value in this capacity. and
In these days of sudden changes in cha
oeotemperature, with the complaints of fou
one o earache, diphtheria and pneumonia on mo
women every hand, it is well to give it a trial, not
for the onion has long been known as
. One Nature's own remedy. As a poultice th
culty to allay inflammation it has demon- t
apol- strated its efficacy, and many in- It
nectlons stances might be quoted where in case no
aul of diphtheria or pneumonia it has for
an d yetproved of more value than medicine. a
oen For a severe earache put your sweet
br oil and laundanum on the shelf, get two tr
S ort r three good-sized onions, peel and ha
fe l fo- slice very thin, then lay them on a
e estrip of cloth and heat until very
gain by hot al through. Bind them to the wl
sheleet head, letting them extend beyond the ca
ifInear et least an inch all around, and of
rire. In the throbbing pain will disappear as i m
of the by magic.
wfe of * "Hollerin' For One Leg."
e woathe Doing business on a certain upper g
ater the Broadway corner are two crippled
the mad newsboys. One lacks a leg only from 4
the knee down, but the other has sad d
Sall use for double crutches. They both j
ay came to the stand at about the same be
,dyo time, and, in the natural order of y
les things, one would expect them to be tl
liest man btter rivals. Yet, to judge by the ,
m itre st- answer made by one of them a few
epllin of evenings ago, it would seem not. The ,
e lad with the double crutches was beard *
os to ask the other: "Why is it yer don't tl
ough men seem to be doin' yer limit to shout up
ahe de trade now, Slippy?" "Slippy" re
She rwd plied, wriggling shyly, "Ah, cheese it,
og and chummy, I on'y got to holler for one
lect every leg. a
sdore him The Cowbird. I
re the in- The cowbirds follow cattle abodt the 1
person. fields and pastures, feeding largely on !
ther ugly the insects which fly from the tower
the softer ing presence of large animals. They
that when seem to court the vicinity of the cat
mmen they tie for this reason, as chickens often
i perponal do, and as swallows sometimes do for
roved this; much the same purpose. The redwing
tard, uglyI and crow blackbirds are noted for their
ton to kiss fondness for white grubs, gitworms
ad sasti-. and other cVterpl?.r , . -
If you eve
only her b
tHE gNCW *K( bgPO91T IN THE hebowr
peak was
The Method 6f Obtaining the $al la to ean gt aso
Plow it tip b~ Steamn-A MysteryHow the entesd by
Indians Can Work in Such d 4Ilmata* stooped or
The greatest wonder of the tolo"idd York Mal
desert is its crystal lake, as white as
driven snow; a lake of chloride of sodi- -
um extending for miles, in which, with
plow and shovel, work the Coahuilla A Business
Indians terd hotar at day in a tempera
ture of 150 degreeg, w-rtes the Indio "Yon mi
(Cal.) correspondeht of tfiie ew York a thrifty
Sun. SO level is the tegioti, sO sing'U the rubbe
lar in all its details; that the irresist- ones of tl
ble conclusioi is that ages ago the en- of bicyde
tire country was part of the Gult of electrilty
California; indeed, the old shore tik lee furni'
can be traced, and along the rock the all detnal
traps of the early fishermen seen. and old ti
In the centre of a wide valley 286 of it is v
feet below the level of the Gilf of "I lean
California, glistens ! sheet of molten several b
silver; nO bhnk Of virgtil saOW 1 more to me or
Sbeautiful. Duringil the dayt t is deaelin newspap
white, a lake of Crystal l4de.d, anid rubber a
i as the sun goes down a crimson hbe money i
pervades it, and a transformation scene over the
. of marvellous beauty is set on this des- rubber t
ert stage. The traveller who reaches New Jer
ir the region at night might well imagine one or t
° that a miracle had occurred and that a got who
> snow storm had fallen, as the area of but I ha
white extends to the horizon, and by ularly ii
the largest building, the mill in Salton, had hit
I great heaps of seeming snow are piled, nes ac
d gleaming and scintillating in the sun. the sam
he But the snow is salt. It is not the salt ingsot
n left by the ancient sea, but the deposit I dropp
of peculiar springs tlpt are ever run- body
ning down from the distant mountain. there a
e. The salt is spread over a great area, country
a and is so pure that all that is necessary ber coll
he to do is to collect and dry it. Usually rels at
as steam heating appliances are neces- shoes, 1
sary to dry the product of salt mines, pound,
but the intense heat of Salton is all were ti
:be that is needed. I had i
he The method of obtaining the salt is combin
n to plough it up by steam, the ploughs was. I
cutting furrows eight feet wide and six vertise
i inches deep; the harvest for each three a
plough each day being 700 tons, which worth,
is suggestive of the immensity of the get it.
deposit. The salt is put on cars which who hi
are run out into the salt lake; it is one jam
ray then hauled to the mill and dried, when pounds
this It is ready for transportation. Thou- their 1
he sandsi of tons of salt are heaped up still hi
the in small mountains here, presenting a every
to remarkable appearance. saved
eet- How men can work in suEh a cli- throws
en- mate seems one of the mysteries, but others
hip the only real difficulty one has at Sal- could
To ton is from the glare of the salt, which '"he
To makes green glasses a necessity. A the j
tch, temperature of 150 degrees in New busine
will York for five minutes would fill the were
and hospitals and create a panic, but at to be
Salton a case of sunstroke is un- cream
known. This is due to the fact that did na
and the humidity is very low here; moisture sumel
st a is almost eliminated from the atmos- and tl
ks phere.busin
to a This feature has given this part of the a
ded the desert fame as a health resort, and a goc
Be- at Indio, which is an oasis in .the des- mont
at a ert, a health resort is rapidly growing anger
n it up, and winter and spring Afind many shop
the consumptives here. The Colorado Des- mone
the art from Indio to the sea is an inter- enoul
loo eting region, abounding in mining that
s e- claims, from copper to coal. Here one Am
last may go down, as at Indlio, 800 feet be-fered
rit, low the sea, a literal hole which would at a
true be filled and become a deep lake if insid
o at- the sea should break through from the I ga'
n of Gulf. This was the cause of the Sal- Was
ugels ton Sea some years ago; the Rio Colo
Itkas rado broke its banks and flowed out BRA
ugi- apon the desert, forming a vast lake,
mith and demoralizing the Indians, who fled nter
irth to the mountains and watched the Al
co- lin of the great depression with fear B.
and trembling. Midway between here gro
lthen and the Gulf are many mud volcanoes folk
of exceeding interest, suggesting the vale
a uncertain character of the crust In the gat
but vicinity. I
ft at The Arabs of this desert are the lan
Coahnilla Valley Indians, and their cott
teodo- thoroughfare is a trail leading from the tree
them Coahuilla Valley to Indian Wells, and soil
so on to Yuma. After leaving Torres Th
Mountain there is water, but once be- the
tween there and Indian Wells, and rg
along this highway, where the rocks The
on has reflect heat like a furnace, death has the
d csted stalked in many forms. Grub stakers dB
ls, e- are the eastest victims. It is difeficult hr
rm of to get the Indians, who know every cb
pplica- nook and corner of the mountains, to i
seem venture into them during the summer.
pacty. and so the miner, a tenderfoot, per
e e in chance, essays the trip himself and is
s of ound, mayhap, a desiccated mummy be
mia on months after by some one who does
not heed the warning.
own a "I have seen some terrible sights on n
Otic this desert," said an old miner. "Once I
ran across a team bogged in the sand.
iy in- It was away off the trail and I would
incase not have noticed it had it not been e
It has for the canvas top which flapped like al
l cine. a flag in the sun. I rode up to it and o
Sweetsaw at a glance that an awful desert t
ettwo tragedy had been enacted. The horses
eel and had dropped in the harness and a mases
n on a of dried skin and bones was all thatpl
1 very told the story. Beneath the wagon, x
to the where they had probably gone to sa- t
nd nd thcape the fearful heat, were the remains
aan of the poor human creatures, dried as
mummies." a
Yet on the desert live many Indians tl
from choice, grouped about the springs,
and a few years ago there was ar
a pper flourishing village at Indian Wells.
crippled During the past two years these In- t
ylyfrom dlans have suffered much from e
haa sad drought; their wells have gone dry, I
ey both their cattle have died and their num
:he same bers have decreased in every village. I
order of It is one of the mysteries of the desert, 1
m to be the charm or fascination it has for a
by the whites and Mexicans, as in two days
m a few these people could reach the seashore,
lot. The where fish end fowl abound, but the
rasbeard desert is their home, hot and arld
yer don't though it be, and here they live a life
shoot up that would be considered a torment to
ppy" re- any one else.
r for one Human PIaord's Chase.
The human placard was beating up
against the wind that tore through
Broadway at a 40-knot clip, when his
aboatthe hat was carried away. The plaeard
argeay on didn't appreciate the humor of the -sit
he tower- nation, but the crowd did.
Is. They The placard bove to, tacked about
C the cat- and filled away 1 punrmlt of his head
ens often gear. A stern Chase, however, is a
es do for long one, and be was musable to round
e redwing up the lying hat from the windward
orother side; besides the sig-board made
C wtworms utooping awkw5. m
11M57y he qvYhab41IS t4 let 6ut
bu eyond, ros" up " State Gi
the lee side of the di l pidated Mer..
If you ever saw L bhrkshe.me w ovrn
only her topgallant ail sat, plunge Gor
her bowsprit into the water, like it Lautel
feeding duck, until the foretopYmast O pina.
peak was washed by the waves, you "eret
in get some Idea of the picture pre 8 ei
sented by the human placard when he V. Oslhor
stooped over to pick bp his hat.-New
y Yerk Mail and bxpre s.
rnd Dol Caob t
SA busines That Looked Promlsng, But 1 DiSt,
ofti2 Distr
Did Not Pan Out. 8 Disto
0 "You may not be aware of it," smid 4 Diset
k t thrifty looling business man. "but b Diss
` the rubber industry is one of the big 6 D. U
Sones of this country. Before the days
"| of bierdes, rubber-tired wheels and b .eo o0
)e eleetrlcty, the rubber trees of the trop- l
"' iea furnished a supply quite equal to T
ie all demihds, but now it Is different.
and old ra'bbt i so valuaorle that none
of it is wasted. e
of "I learned about this at the cat of
51 several hundred dollars. It occurred
re to me one day when I had read a
bg newspaper article about the short
d rubber supply that there would be
le money in picking up the old stuff all
ne over the country and selling it to the
es rubber reclalamlng works, situated In
ee New Jersey, Boston, Akron, Ohio, and
nel one or two other places. I knew they
t a got what they could by hunting for It,
oi but I had never heard of anybody reg
by ularly In the business, and thought I
on, had hit on a new thing. several busi
led, ness acqualntances of mine thought
un. the same, and I went to work, rubber
ISt ing. so to speak. And there was where I
osit I dropped a cog. There wasn't any
nn- body regularly in the business, but 0
sin there were Irregulars all over the "
ea, country. Every junk man was a rub- e
ary ber collector, church societies had bar
ally rels at their doors collecting rubber C
cef- shoes, that were worth nine cents a
nes, pound, people who had things to trade * SRI
all were trading for rubber, and I found a
I had gone up against an uncombined
It i combination as wide as the country ,
ighs was. I wrote letters all over and ad- e
six vertised for agents to collect, but in
each three months I only got about $200
hkh worth, sand it had cost twice that to d
the get it. I heard of one man in Maine * TI
hich who had 12,000 pounds laid away, and "
It is one junk man in New York with 9,000 e
rhen pounds in a shed, and both men knew ***
lou- their business, and were waiting for
I up still higher prices. I found, too, that
ng a every scrap of old rubber was being
saved by the people who had formerly
ell- thrown it away and the junk men and
,but others were on the track of all they
Sal- could hear of, and were bidding lively. 1n
rhich "The reclaiming works were fighting UnS
A the junk men and trying to handle the
New business themselves, but the junk men
i the were too numerous and too scattered
at at to be got at, and were getting the
s un- cream of the trade. Of course, they a
that did not get the waste of the big oen
Isture smers, like railroads, electric plants
fmoS- and tire makers, for they did their own Gr
business, but the junkers had most of
rt of the small trade. I learned all this and
t,and a good deal more during the three akia
des- months I was trying to get my own
owing fingers in the pie, and then I shut up
many shop and retired. There may be lots of
o Des- money in it for a man who has money toole
inter- enough to control it, but when he has
nining that much money, he doesn't have to.
re one A man who didn't know I had quit, of
"et be- tered me 300 pounds of old hose today Bps
would at a cent a pound, and fifty pounds of sons
ske it inside rubber tire at twenty cents, but Rus
m the I gave him the bounce, so to speak."- T- i
s Sal- Washington Star. 1UI
ho fled nteresting Results of an Experiment Made I
by a Texas Farmer.
th tar B. T. Flower, a farmer who I. Ja
Shere grown cotton for 25 years, made tth
noes following statement regarding the
Inlug the value of Brasos river water for Irri
n A the gatlon and fertilisation: '^ 1
"I selected two ace of rich valley
are the land, capable of producing a bale of -
Ld their cotton to the acre. Both acre were
om the treated alike as to preparation on the
II, andsoil, planted and in all other respetS.
T ores The same men cultivated the cotton on
ncb- thee two acres, ploughing and hoeing
Ils ad right through without discrilmintion.
er, ck The seed selected was first-class and
at r hs the two acres were planted the same
at kers day. One acre I watered from the
dcBrasos river and the other took its
bev chances of rain and drought. On the
au tirrigated acre I made 1,125 pounds of
suomr ginned cotton snd on the other I
ter made f80 pounds. The water was
t, per- taken from the Brasoe river with a
mnd is pump driven by a second-hand six
m dmm o horsepower steam engine. The water
h doe was pumped from the Brasos river
straight to the cotton patch, as I have
mights no storage tank.
"One I"During the present' year the water
he sand. of the Brazos river has been charged
Iwould with silt three-tourths of the time,
not been each backet of water containing sever
aped lke aL ounces of solids, the chemical parts
to t and of which I am unable to give. I
uldesert turned the water on the irrigated acre
he horses once in June, three times in July and
da mass twice in August. In Septeniber I ap
all that plied the water only once. Each time
e wagon, I turned it on I. gave the ground a
n t to e thorough soaking. Of course I made
eremains mistakes. I am inexperienced in the
ddred as cience of irrigation. A neighbor of
mine who made observations during
y Ind ian the course of my experiment came to
a spring. the conclusion, as I did, that Brasos
e was a river water, while answering the pur
Wes. pose admirably of irrigation, Is a bct
the te In- tar restorative than any other fertlll
ch from er. The well-known fact that bottom
one dry, lands subject to overflow never wear
heir n um- out., demonstrate that proposition. In
r vllale. the Brasos valley below Waco the
the desert, loods of this year deposited sIx inches
t a a tfor of silt on the soil and increased land
two days values largely. When I stand on the
sseshore, bank of the Brazos and watch the
d, b ut the highly colored water flowing past me
and ard toward the sea I feel that a prodigious
Sie waste is in progres. I am sure that
torment to o it would more than double the pro
ducts of Texas farms to the Intelli
gent tiller of the soiL"--Galveston
o. Daily News.
beatlng up Andrew Lang's Versatllltyl
, whh his No onup knows how Andrew hang
lh pard gets through such a stupendous amount
O he ert- d work. He never works in the
o the sit- oning, generally takes a stroll in the
ed about aernoon d dines late. The rason
Shl l heabd- Is that he can write anywhere on an·y
ever, rs a thing. A story is told that he oneo
et to round borrowed a farmer's hat in the train,
w windward wrotq .an article on th~ crown of it,
d mard I and at the same time csonducted an
elaborte arg;91St m, the qiet o
be1*gq ta Ii et
State Govettl lt of lOsiU
Govnor-'~ W. Heasrd,
SLieutenant overnor--Albert Est"
t pi nal. he
Secretary of Stte--aoh IJloll.
Superintendent of Eduatiof0h5
e V. OCalhon.
SAuditor--W. . Frasee.
Treasurer-Ledonu E. Smith.
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