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T M Willi.!' ! 011 n 1 1 1 1 J i'"' Clirr .; Pi! ip that I the wrl'er win par- lll, .il.rlv tlrilrlt vvlili the nppi ar- U tjliplo In the fin- in in iiii nil American, hot Oe'C e. ! M rtouijt n i'ii 'h'' riit (loiiality of Ma ' lf. At rV.'t in llu lb ' ' -' -. . , ,. ; a. . t -J ;.; : game car. Tli 'At'j cowhcy nr. J r.t tp any feller' :rub L. a lo'iv )uUki. ..'Hold 'liit' 111 1. ii mI out Ilif f . I t.i it iiii my eyes n' e ti my ou coat hatiRiu' on the wall! I v.,ii ili.it dated nn' tarnal faol-l-!i 'lit I J tifii u-Uu' my 011 biana. 'At li t we out. I liuuk my Job when tlii packer rum' ! ii (1 an' in ml i' a bee line fi.ii Tt xaa. "I wui rldin' four year fob Colonel Hi n ;iii. He outer rent ratine fiom old Chief lln. Iiyh'aij mill diive the cattle I'tT In the dry ni'nnlt" up to the niillnil ..n' get Vm rolln' fat. V.' j B"' rs stayed ivi i regular nt Antelope W. 111. Jct ?- A MINER'S MAIL d Cl. I IN WOMAN'S COKNKU.! rniiplo li ft t'ie tram, ) I 1 l.-nl tl -i j t r we puscd the divide. Ti.e un tb the woman v. oi; a iii-t. en In it of in nn- olf nn1 -.t lot cr spring ' ever sfeii, led Oiler Hush) hf a I. i.(l t1" liu:iai'l squ rliu' up nil rutin I nn' oaakln' t!. mi eminent lawyer of th I.'., l-o.il-bar. runout kind ur, fwa f-'fd. (n tlD "A fln-df-xli-i In squaw iiiii.i," rcuaik- 'ut v.i wui lhar, two In) mi famblys J tin' ilui tor or our par:. I" I t a ii I past ii t tlx" X' "iiti bitter cuiral 'at word, fvuty 1 1 t, thrw sharp f-trka rrtln' cm little feller; on ain't likely in t I Ii on mound 'm liuiiiinil up all uv kiuMi'D tlil.n raiiKi." brow- In a mutt H' .mr.ili. mrl iIukoik'iI If llu-y .illn-il-!ili n fun- hii. I liiim- ri- ili.ln't limli Ian tlmy u Di'illf p'.nt lliuil.lKrlit', ik b.' iIiiiiM-I Into tin- licit ; III' lip onlni nic.-ii plai-lliliill. ml. "AiliMfil cIiUimih' U bat ''4"'ll'Sr win m nilnlity pcirt . llttl" nlr ami bat rH. fclni l.fUi' callcil." liii.i In h bunch, p! km' Jcwbor P"c.nt; in y illxmavt-.l cj'ia'CituneH hi' ri'i alnr.ili' bcr pi.in.lniii.n u' pap. bur-. H'ln n hi 4 B:i;nr.. I mrtl -ill : ' .n wiu Jrltty vpcrklvil pup n' I clalair:!. "limi t yon Im sWi T. inU'l" t 'U a nutl in to go over tlur rvcnla' I filn't loijiin' f nt a fin . Vi'1' I iiwr f.-r riiin.i-up an1 wt r i nl li inklu' p ill icy K in mi yrarlm'. Hat wIh h I , cniiiiHhasiy u' Julilu" tb lliilc i.ialim- CUHRENT READING FOR DAMES AND DAMSELS. A Ilrlar f lb Ool Uoor Uouaa Brlllla! Ilia an4 Orinc fioa Hraliiad la Mlllialra ianrtn la Oar tormia4ali. m K OfTlK)Il u I woman Ii rvcry- hTi, and a ni11111 1 y P1,'tan, ' y v pkturu alio make In bcr natty aoan. appruprlate foraucb wear. Of couno". (be "cydlcf" (Irl la Dip ran, anil for her the amarfit of contnniM are dully act forth. One of thp !rli;rcnt oiitfUn teen I a a tailor mail? milt of tiiiiff brown Siotcli mixture, with a thrcr-qnartpra length, and a broad bcni im m il up at fow time but It uuthlnx tc tbe fxil and heavily atlti he I on the out- Pi aide. The airotnpanylns bbwincra arc bciin li 1 in mlii' niuaw-m ia' l lnt'f proiiilM.-ii like, I Jot dru;),il a p nif tcr, for t h ro.le up "clnst a riiwn with a th'iii ei hdlc 'an ii.p " Our M. Ii. brmly mu.!brn1 h! t eminent at the term "yiarlMi'." and to iiiomli'd w l:h Koud tivcii. ' ' Ijiicr mi when our m ialn!ar.ce dl rnvered that we h.l ;' nt 4 week on ol.l Krank I.yon' rattle ruu li In I l ilio. lie simply overflowed wl h Oelicht. "Why. I'rnnk Uvonn wur. thel'im aim I e (cr lode Mil'.' He don't pnl'y :f.li but he'i nn t quart a nmn n tt r l in nl a mfr. Tuirnie he wo a qn nun: but, l.rd. thaL nz ve.irn nK. and lbei wuzn'l n ibudy l it N n clii-tir an I. a I Mi" . , IjiIit we .it o.l tb.it our l.ew e qnnlntaiiee wu Hill llalstcid. Hie Mil llonalre rn-bny. and of IiitU ktuidma i :'h''d l a t:idlu' lfxreeBiua an 'iid T.iff a lii .iii Hi Die I ill'n' t'li'rokee. I never meant a mite uv harm; reckon I done It more to devil a )i.utig bin k 'a! 'ud be hanging rounl n' acnwlin' very teroelmm. ' ' 1 ' "Well, It wui lowrrlu' an' wiltry th ri lulit trrr we v?lt to p ill utakeii, n' I'lio rn'Ue "in rimirary naiu'i'ei. It wui p'u'ub il it'll 'fie we f.)t em hunched. Ilk I C i' III! !!!. ill" l.lll.t.lllt mil ' 1- I in'. It a a qiiiire n'ulit tg ce them thoui'.in.! uv Jioriiii tixiu' np.' wavlu', I win rb (tn tin Ii I'd (ju. nn .nl keery-ln'inln' i b.a ! w u ma. in' up la tlii wi .it, but I 'I'jwe l to :iy ndlo to t!i n.u'ii.ki. ag' ifi round my a..ll on a tf. a h' f i u'! I t o.i:. ( . i i J " 'ila it lillt f I bear a g n.-: II :t In lit'!" lal.kc: in IiaI.ii.VH, nil' emie ; j " Jim n .I nut ild'ii. tun kin' le.ndy among the rtii Jl,ec . V il h'n) , Ju -a"U.'l. , "1 1 'ii Jh iuaw.. lair an.l be Imlficd thit our abaia . ' lio I in..'" n) -hi a r Mln' like a party visit blm. never hud a mme ' Jifird 'aj ba '', llei.in V athir heap ilellahtful time. I!U raui ) a au.y , t ,i 1, 1 H ) A . flwr't.nie n furiV. urilntn lltut- iiln, t; j I ii ilon ll.r i!.V, an' big Voir uv tclu fpittrr'it u . bv In a turrlti'a three mi !e frotn tow n. an I v m a m.iff iil!li'nt Mrinturc In the luiue w found hi two children. "Thl U her piw'a hoaln' rjlfle."' al I I akterc I fue. K'.ie win Hill. !rokliig the llttl" o-i-'i hnr wllh a tender, awkward haul "but Ch'i qua. over yander, geoal ily play her own In. n Run l iti. huaey. and till Aunt l.l.ly to net the utile oi. I ho : lr po.irch. She kin outplay rue; I can't bluff her." "Why. one lime" he continued. w!'h a proud, balf-wiirili d gl .m. ultr In r. "when hic wua no in m'n fii )r ir.i o! 1. he wui rnttln' up di lies nnd her maw roublu't do nothln' with h-r. So I jj to bcr-very utern-like-if ).' m to l1li lonlKlit )'u'd go to the lijid place atioie. The devil'" down tli.ir a pulilu' all the whkrd folka lu a bis Uke uv fia'i an' brimn"!", n' l' a bUiln' up I aa" nh iklp' the earth over Vm. an' liri a rokla' ' ni Tlih bit out u i ir a. tl.ey pit. lifurk, an' i.m a rqul' inia' and lin'. Yo'll l mny o' r. I n't bin a e ,' girl when o tl R tSnr' Pa yo re.-".n I akecred her? No. aire, "b" je. k"l' on her tneann. an' m rhe, ram an a May worn la": 'Me aiy dally cnl.bll. me liitle ilibb'.l, too, liuilu- b p ya' punch up I lie fla.' V alu'l i.vi liU HO discouine on lb' Old Harry een.c." Ilia C arrier Kared III Mr. Allkoogh Pa i lal Ilia Jao I When we put the, pOMtoflUa at Of! mining town of Strawbery Hill the mall bag bad to he carried to and fro from Hhifl City over the bill by a man on fool, any the Ietrolt r'ree. Preim. The (Mr tame wan nine mil" ail waa ithv vTr.fi twice a week. One Wednesday tlm carrier came In without the bag and the luo men aiteinlilcd around tho shanty uwd a a pontofh) at onto dt mandeil an explanation. I ll tell you how It waa." beinn lha man, who waa bleeillng from a dozen huita. "Tp tbar at the tiend I si tackled by a b'ar." "And you killed him, of courae," re plied one of the rrowd. "No, I left my gun behind?" "Then you dodged him?" 'No. Tried to dodge him bat be right tliar'." ' Then you ran uway?" "No chance to run. The critter wai uftcr me or thul mall bag and 1 heaved Lim the bag and got uway. II clawed me a hurt." "ritVhcn JackKon," aalJ Judge Wat- auarneii io me ain ol m- mi in klni in HOl. mn t.,ne aa a murmur of '' h a manner that no Impudent wind Indignation pa,,! through the crowd, 'cau lift the cklrU ever . little. Thin "do you mean to lell ua that you gla up I a dec ided Improvement on the usual that mall bi.g to thul b ar?" ! bloomer and klrt arraugi iiic ul. and "I had to." mul relieve the rider of much cmbar- "Mdn't that b'ar aeem to prefi r you raaamenL Over the hip Die aklrt In to the bag?" i . T "beckon he did." j "And you felt that he did?" "Veil, fell purty strong that way." i "And It, after aw'arln' to ii h"l 1 lh mii red fuii!uu)on of the I'nlted rft.itej and ib fend tliat mall hag w ith your life you calmly fc I It to a b ar?" 'Had to do It to git away." ' "J'.ot who fld nnythln' about )i yetlln' away? It wan your roltnin dootjr to perb h rtglit thar'! It wan your cooty lr. an a pairlnt and a mall currier and a government (ifflnhnl to hung that mall bug to ii limb and let Hint b'ar go ah' ad on your l.aifcoeii! You bev ex itpcd ih u'ar. but on bev to di al w ith the out riiccd fi illn'a cr . till yer camp; Stp'KIt Jarki'a:!, bow do joil prefer to die?" "Ily hangln':'" 'Will, we'll nerd two men up to tb. b.nd. If tiey git lb bag )oil me d; If lliu b'nr ban ilcvouled It we'll hMiig you h) t'ie ne k till " ar" dead!'1 The mm found Hie Img and the car rier lile wi'H nave l. al'.hii.iKh he lout hi joh. Sinyiihir! niiiiitli, the bag cimtained but one letter, and tliaf va a mb'hlK fur .IniVe Wn'klu tram hl wife n Ohio eavlng be liee.lu t c-im hump. he had appllnl for a dlvotce and expwtccl to marry a letter mail. at tb tcp Uf tii!) dcjj i;;ai. It I. lined Uiioatihout by way ol cuior, wilb I'erslan nil k in ha!e of viulet and gneo. The uoiiice waa diau ninoota ly over the bunt, and cut away atit Ut line to display a waiauoat --of green l'ei,,lan allk. Tli Jacket Wat hurt and rippled nimrtly at the tide and back. The entire front waa cov ered with a'.i'e of the braid i oa diagonally, li one flnm'.ied by a braid ornament. Tho collar of Tertian llk had at the front a it iff bow of black moiiHHeline. da toie. I .eg o' mutton leeve, drooping, an I finl 'hed at the wiit w ith braid to match the bodice, completed the gowu. A alrlklngly haiidiionie gown of pale tan humeapua It clalMiiately decorated with braidlngi or hunter'a grren. I"iterier:id with ap pllqued leavei ol ihe green velvet. Th expense or these braided gownt It enor nioiiK, but It I fortunately a mode ol decorating very raally followed at home, and a h.nilnome gown may thin be goiti n up at a trilling cent, provided the gowu proper b' made by a tailor, o there need be no borne made look U mar It.- Kg. FiGHTING SAVAGES. Ilrllllanl Ilia aad Oraaga. One i( the amarteitt goTm of the i;iani. n for street wear It a nart of the wardrobe of Minn Crau Wilaon, a Ml ciety girl of New York. It ! a brilliant pavy blue n-ige, very llcht Weight, made up over the moil brilliant ot Tr.RRi c SLAUGHTER BY FIERCE BLACKS AT MAKALEH. Basra, nt llall-Nak4 Warriora Itea peral Aaall kg la Ttailrra t aaar CaaaaaaaJ af Ka." Ika Hlack ! giolaaa at Afrtra, vv 4 y &y i . ,v (... J I dering a are at N the rocky defile of one of the mont ancient countrle on the face of the globe 30.(H) aoldlert of King Humbef - are ttrlvlng to wn. against enormoii, odda.more territory for modern Ital; For every Italian, soldier now thou! munket In Abytainla ther least eight httlf-iT.il. Cw-ii anil n.c a rur.itk.U lu it against them. Nowhere hag the "TUi" Makm.n '-.i t gericruN'up ahown to f r- t- r a l.ai,:a than In the Way be lturui"d tiie fi,r;tv- of Makaleh. held by a ell..-.i.1ii.p. ! body of Italian troopM. eo.iiiiiac t J t.c f'olonel (lalllano. It took Hire des perate aniaalla to dialodge the llaluaK, ao well protected were they by the na tural advantage of the fortr. The walla of M.aksl.h were ateep gild tmiKith. affording no foo'hol.l whatever to the bcili-glim AbyKsliiiaoa. Aa eai S attempt waa made the Italian rake. the aavaget with a murdcroua Ire front Catling gun and r!"e picking off bun I 4 7 t :V - vy, V., -mV ii ivl V CrrfcZ-S! w, V) il'id'f nw rllit up. 'I ree'a- 1. 1 i n .' i k I 'I 'In u ri.mo in an' call the ri ,1 pi ntletimn't bund.' ' I i i 1 1, "rah! 1 1 cvf ni llindy't t.i I ille an' cwnne lo (r. b'.-vt i' and cryln'. i win t luin ii ri n and !!Vit'iin'. atroin In' II. kely fplit. u' tlur "vc atuol pal- e i ! 'i ' irl a I at oine I he. ri. a turrl.ile r.iarln'- a beatin' an' piuiii ll'i', 'at wun't ihmiibr an' rain. My hore rar ed an' niorled an' bin I Ioom? Iiotu the plrl an' HimiJ tremblln'. "-.ly Cod' I holawcrc l. 'tne rattle'a M impe led" I give one lMik back. Koh a minute It am l.ght an day. an' I men the whole herd comln' like a whirlwind We niul.Iu't git Tvig too cnst. .1 aiM if i- Ki 1 fie ata:i.;i'' "I rcai bed down an' un!t the tquaif up I . hln' me. .el'he Needlrt.' he. ery liw nn I calm at Mm caught n.a roun' thw ln'.M'.f.. They vrtu nlKh balf a mil" off, bat tT-ir a chance lull v f Handy kepin brad 1 neyi r thrawid niy leg uvir a giiur hn. He l.ue uve the Knun' like a ra er. "It wu thiinderln' and I gh'i.ln' l!k the Jiiduiucni day, an' bai!.'anet aa big lien ww fwlua' uof iikivli an' rhonlUrt an' ctroye ih-m will a pltmik crate at thry wn rtown the thl beta like gissa. 'Iiit the 1 ,iom. 0 thvlr tilliow In Ihe detnl ol double load win Imi'mui h lor lb puny , .i.h. Thl. It I held. If a hilmuke, ea" be Vglu lu i l.iik u, . -M!s -4.ie wui beavlu' an' he wit liia;iu' aluug In rrn mm mm. ' I I , ' . I ' . I 'J II V , V ' . l I PWAt'C.KR 11H1IU roSTl'MM. i , 'i AHOl'T THE OAMl' l'lKE. At thl h aro and led tho a ay to tftc I nipper table. It wan at f b.irleiiie one nlgtit tip. our millionaire acquatniaiue lolJ the alory of bl life. "Lot hn Iwcn put ,ln the paii.-t 'bout me 'at ain't o." i ild H!ll H iV" 1en1. Jtomr'a ToM-trt t- enm fro.n r.iiglaud. aome said way tjowa tq Ala Immah. an' bUiied If mi': cot't dl i-i't low 1 wu Yankee. Vhcy r ilinl me a Tattle King' an' t'owtH.t mJl. in 'aire,' kavIiiR I win a dead hot an' had laid out nlsh a doien men. I'act U. 1 was horn In olJ Mls' iiuah an' l ai proud uv It. I'm a .-owlwiy all right. but I ain't nu l.lyoab whnl I d u i.:U if I WUI to round up I'O.uplelu. 1 at tie Klng'a n unti e I don't cotton to '.,' thing ahore. tbiy ain't no dead men haunting' ie. fuh what shouna' I ever done tci-l't runtl'T. .'nt thev ( in't rnurtt) I done in rhir .df-d f"i-i.-' The fust little onplcinantlie? t 1 ever had waa with Jim Steven In Idaho, an' If the blamed prarah dog' alivo today, it ain't 1115 fault.- . J " "At hy I Pit I. conn an warn nv-.T-j to Oregon h.ep-hi fain". The u day a li avy. Ulirilt.lill gait, lie will plav evl t. They kept r ntn'; peaiv.l J.ke tnuid fee their hut hri'Mli bbin' on us. v give up to di.' im.br tkeni hmifa. The little aquaw r game tlur thitiugh an' never made a whimper, but I i t g Innip r:ti iu w tlrti it 'in 1 thought u v my poor old mnn In kiln- .b''- ". ; ; vjMt irtQ bj I'g'.ittiih' !rtd afin: we win rij;!il In pe Jujan camp, au' lh NeclpH UI f liigila i before lla. THE WLLPINU WOMAN. II ha ( ln l. 11 lUr hl Tear Ariuilrallj. "Should women weep?" U a topic of di' i us - ion by the reader of Woman, a lamdon piiMUatii.il. Oue contributor put In a moat emphatic "No!" The. crying woman. It It maintained. Is out of date-l.e tit-long to the ''' and "'i'. not to thl end of the centuiy. Woman waa then a tubmiasW alavr and man the rlKhteaii ruler. Now all Is cnxngi l ine new woman is ncre . fl(,,, ,U);y ,n, ha :rap:e.1 eam and h- m're; the n fcre, tl.f ahould not j,,, by li(lrn D;,(i:i. cr. In the opinion of another writer.. Ttl. bnilp, j, u ,n. Norfolk effeit. a woman .houl.l cry provl.b-d the doetj,,,, Jok. pWt r,,a,.n,n from m iiol:f!cssiy." (f h.r fate h.vi.ni ,,,, br, hsl, to nwc ll. all v.ai' -l oul'l '" an l round.-d topa turned over and orna must not tnlff, gulp, or otiiirwtite make nirn,n, wl,h nltumt t0 ,nni!at tiny an a!.Jt clef bcr ir. If h clm-t all Hie po(krU Thrr 0- nillUoa pathos of her crying I gu.if." The U-a j lMvr, in( , of vWint,i c)oth to It thriiwa out that "ttye" In weeping; h h .,.. wh . leather ill aver t should be tultlvate.l: for there are wv-; bu(.U Th ron m (0,Ur khom a tromphh , M, ..,, f wr. ,,),. "Some- p Hnip Qf Mn fnml ,ui n M,iir BMi, Harvard red tie. There are legging to mad h. reaching lo the knee, fattened hy buttont and vtrap In the iukkckI ant of way. There are two hat to go w na Hut niit. , right " Thl. It I held, lr a pivaua It lu ike the wc per old and In-fine tcr llii.e and dut-H no: do Then time UK' ah vim. I li.i l rb'c.il giM-'d Hi -e oai. - ... ........ a -'"0n , , Allllle of goo I like the gown, all heavily ttlffencd ai.. ttli hel and trimmed, with a Imiiil ul rilbiiit. ''hicHgj Chronicle. Ihal It bad farm In weeping. The "whimpering ntyle, with a grievance, usually found In the pent middle age lady." I to be thunned. The wjral form of all la the "red faced cry of tem per." which usually asferta ttwlf la an Injudicious ttanip "I "e beautifully arched Trilhy and end In a general 'uli" nt the asvmhl.'d piitlttttitlo. t I t .ea lrald4 a I Wllltalre. The rffiH't mllltatre ll otuca aought ; gfter In tailor-niado gawna, ug It bat 1 been all teaton In rape and coat. : l'erhipi It I but an f icumj tor , tmarl braid decoration j popular, or I It may be hex ante the tyle I o , usually brooming. The pasioa for Charlie YoungtuKidle-I'm. nh! Er. braiding baa evea entered Uie realm rr; r n,.t he- r' Jeweler (to of linen gowna, and we ee nan) t tlie i.im i..rL v ii, i.i iki iriv Af ana... more cottiv riiodclt t nrlclicil bv ouau b men t ilnyt here. Jeiry." Hetrolt Tri- tl of beautiful band bial.liug and LAUCH MAKERS. give oi. r iuca' te.l.ian' beaitn' my Wi'iht Mi l;l Ii t c W . Jnmnied ny tpur eVan llirougU m l"ii I biilo. II give two or .three ton J'mr-t jn' '.ar?.-rd a,.i.U.a Jmi. Uj Jvc to. U A jt 'b- iied ilie ,ri an ainivr I her cl lr up o.ilo tht hill, flea 1 wui kniH-kul over aa' didn't kno no.hln' more. "Wb'.n I eoxiir lo. thi at.i-n win Mnln' an' ehc ! biiililti' a gash' In jn"bril with water Irsmr th.rrvlng. I OlJ lut!) lny tliar detd, .V'il ml'brt-n a el- t.S fuh, I.. M tie '.l itt.ve In an' my right arm hi.i'ma. " If ll bad l't te'n fuh them a'nk'.n' the tin fnvt ,.d then the Ii .11 splUdii tin into iwo ; .i,.,., erouth for mv coffee? T..m. batidi I'd thoi-ely ri. 'a my chec k. ,,,, Thl It a reita.irant. my , ton; take all the tiiirf.tr you want. Ju.lse. ' 1'rrsMn il'k In gorgeout orange, all blurred over dull flgure In oriental rolor. The mo lrratdy taring aklrt ha no denial lou, aav a h.-avy round ct.rd of the I'rtsian allk at the foot. Tho bo.l! c hn a body of navy Una, .'jt -v ;' :'- T v - aa aw , I A. I Ized and yelling barbarian and fauna let, apleiidld warrior, and o i armed that the troop of the tjuirlii..) ran make no headway at all. The cam paign la the last of the war against lavage honlet that have been raging, and Ita el range feature I that the lavage teem to be getting the bett of the game. wu bereniber I the crafty Abyaaln lnna. 2d.b0 atrong, started out to atrike a.i effective blow upon the Invader, and tl.ey wurrounded and mowed down I.Mnj of King lliimbert'a men, not allowing a ngle Italian to rwape their rlflet and keen two-edged tworda. At filst fight thl dia not aeem to oe an Important conflict, but. a a mat ter of fact. It Import I tremendous.. Kor It concern the foreign policy of Italy, and In It are Involved two other Kutopean nation- Krtnee and lluaxla. It la the great Italian taietman CrUpl't fitht, and bi alone, for every other politician in the Chamber ot Rome dep recate the war. Any day a Cabinet crUU may result In the downfall of that doughty Prime J! In Inter who planned tU Ii; campaign and I carrying It through againat the protewla ot King Humbert hlaiaelf. lint Italy, once having started thit war, mu:;t fight It out or give up all her territorial pomt ukiou on the lied Sea In any rate the way have lo do thl. for Russia hat long been earning envlou eye on these lands, and It I now an open secret that Menelek.KIng of Abya- alnla. the "Negus." ha sent a tpecial envoy to the Czar to ak for a Ituiau protectorate. France. Kuala avowed ally, baa her own little finger In the pie, having, ever lime the couiaiencfUtt'iit of the war. upplleil th Abytitulaua, In tetiet. with the 6uet rifles, and with shells Slid ammunition. There will be tome pretty picking for these two powers If Italy can be driven out ot Africa. Wetrbwmtly does the war drag Itself along. Score after tv-or ot InJmlilve battle lav been fought- lnjecl.lv because while the AbyiMlnlan bate preveuted the Italian troop from get ting further than their fool bills, they have yet been untucretaful la driving these enemle out of the province ot Tlgre, which 1 the bone that I now being contended for. With Tlgre once . fully In the hand of the Ita'.iaut, Abyt- inia. while not fully thelrt. la la a fair i way to be conquered. With Tlgre lot to them not even the Italian poMealon on the bank ot the Red Sea and en- tertug about Mateo aa. the aeaporta j are secure. It It mora ibaa Abytainla; j Italy In Afr'ia U at stake. It ba been demonstrated that theje savage of the bill are not ouly good Id lent, but they have good general I diiectlti tl.e.u. Ou day the uet u.ay un- I..Jiiy 'l',(r"L' "L. J .,,.11 innw.. decachment after deta. hment. wearied and unfaltering. Ijiddera were placed along the vail, and Abyttlnlana swarmed frantically up. trying to reach the parapet. Witt volley sftir volley of s'uaes the Ital ian mowed theui down, burling off to ladder, line after line. Whenever a muvular black mounted to the parapet he met death from an aie In the hands of an Italian tuldler. Hundreds of Ahyttlnlan fell Into the ditch below until It wa no longer a ditch only a huge heap of corpora and struggling; dying men. who breathed their 1 breath smothered by the bodies thst fell from the ladder with the regularity of rlo. kwoi k. And yet like ants Ihey continued to swarm, as If for each black that wa killed a score more sprang out ef th ground. It tu In vtln that the Ital ian fought nobly. The Rat" Wakon lien knew what he waa about, knew that number, and number only, could take thl old fortress ot the bills and check and defeat bis country's Invaders At laat the garrlton capitulated, leav ing this place that bad be a th fluent exploit of their campaign and the furthea'. atep of their advance Intri Abyolnla. It was then that a strange Incident occurred, strange In alt this savage war of bloodahed and fiuall eUni. for the Italians were allowed to march out without menace and with out the further killing of a single auan. allowed tu depart with all their baggig aud with a aupply of provialous fur nished by the Abysaiulan. Why u. h mercy waa shown can But be accounted for. Stasia. seat! la Waa. "The recent warning from tb Main experiment station concerning weed In seed," says a Uaine geulleniaa,"itty well be mpplemetttd by talilug atten tion to those Introduced la th k)alty of klaitic woolen Bill! la the ! brought from Australia or Texas ot the 1-ord knows where. Thl Is sue ot the mot prolific sources of foul teed the stale bat known. Two pe culiarly aifrciilve wreda owe their Importation Into Maine to thla cut. say the wool sorters: the arc what I popularly tailed 'May weed' aad 'red roof or burr weed.' The May weed baa ouo principal root wlikh run deep with a twist like a corkscrew, and when matured baa a branchy, spraag ling. maxy-looklng top full of fine aeed pods, tpreadtng la all directions and ready to shell out aeeda la enormous quantity on the least provot-atloa. Th 'burr weed' la more robutt and grow eighteen Inches or two feet high, a llntl stalk with a rrtiarn tan at ant iUite that (he Italian troop bate been I UTtl..tl d.,..nn. ..,h ,,,.. i r - - - - - done In a rlety ol rtil.n. bune. 1r. Knsty-I don't neo why you wear VrM,n" rtf 'H vor "ttu ' those rldlculoiia big sleeve, when )cU, have nothing to fill them." Mra. Kuwy -IM yon till your ilk hat: llaiper Rarar. Ti-mmy It trprlardl - Wli. pap,: I . .1 ..ii.. 1.1 th.tl ,.n fill nf .:ik'tr WJ'V i '"""' r 1 l'!a.k all " 'At . teitb t If Th-nvTattiiagln' ateria tronipled the !,(.; out'n Ihe old folks Tore they knowad what win com- , in'.nn' the V'Ktr little thing di.ln l have ! no one lo uv Itii! tn bu: tr,. j "1 fen.e.i up nil l?tjiia 'at my wife wiu lowed la v. ho'e lol iu them tbiynl. ' an' In t year cr tw f uw dilviu' my I .in n .'. ri ill. from tllf lt!V7..t. ' I'm I'j Ui) Uev.t l.li .lcli) , bill I fed at Umber an' eas.y ns n lny." conclud- In mv whole life! Seltln' W.1V IU) oil l ie liluo Mountain, 'thouta tt.ml but a , cl I'M rl-'.nR and a'.r.'!ch!rs bit 8.)od d.ig atiywhiee. a-walchin' them ahecp j ly hgure to i: lull heli-.l.t In the hrr-a-browin' an' a brow. sin', lair I! col , UtUt .-. - no't I comln ' tiitnk l out lioiiuiig i. it 1- a sit ill 'tam aa' 'bant 'irnlty. an' them stars ' wrorld a-giMa' cm an' on. till I'd git skeery an' bii.tsy In my b ad. y.t I aua to call li'y dog I d Jump like M f another man wu talkln' In my- in side. t Uael one day I g ,1,si 'llll gq' raeamb'ted around. niy k. nil flay. Towards n'.R'.tt t tab'.u down In a canyon an' ro!ie fab It. A bean-pot wui acltln' oc tb ashea an' ' I lt T'lnn I. Ta lie a him!itnd and father U the i rownliiR jtlorv of tnaniiuod. All other iH.i'l ju.-. pi bM it par.ul'K, nfllr and u m.u ire tnei in. I letitu bn l by wuys subtirdiniite to tb;a k-itat sad. -it. . l't. flit" I iilg'iOli. Tb pleaMirca of sin aro pleasure only hlk vt ftrfct ibU the wagca of t!u la di'a.u. Theatrical manager - In this cen you must assume tlie air of a nian ho, hat so mm h nitiney that be I indifl'-r- . ent to wealth. The Mar -All light. Ill try to Imagine you have paid me my salary Iu full-Philadelphia Noita Ami rl. au. S. rvanl (from next doorl Herr, Mayer tcndit hi compliment;!, M..I would )u'i please thoot )our dog a It won't b t him go In sleep? Neigbba f-! lllve ny ttupect to llerr Mayer, and lell him I shall be lint. U obliged II be will poison hln daughter and bum her' I l.iro. I nlerhalutigsblalt. j "Sometimes," said tho merchant, "I fit! Hie the poet who wanted a lodge In some vast wlblrrnefs. I yearn lor tillltildc nd Sllrner." "Well," repiied his friend, 8nipatliieally, "(t's an v prntlve taut to gratify. Put you mUbt ttart In by taking your advertisement out of the newspaper," Washington Star. ralors aud ara an excedlagly tffectlve finish. A novel gown In thin navy blue silk ergs has the bodice beautifully en riched by braiding of black allk. The sktit of the aerg Is wide and Baring an 4 CaUbed alUi bow ot narrow r'll rloie.1 at ikn btv'k In th manner of all Kfe'i. St gownt. under a Uiaf of rich decuraliou. thlj pieces of the Persian til IH almost rover the ba.-k. while at the tup of the neck Is a Jet p point of open patterned lace, : Pewlnn silk Is diat across th from, full from the shoulder Into a small t'ltcv at Ihe belt. Au oduly thlr-; red vest of Pirasaets net fits ever the, front and seta up about the threat la a tiff ruihe, topped off by a lull frill of tilk. Tbe sleeve are in the melon shape, not overlarge, ard with the lower arm fitted snugly. The seams sre Intersected by thick cord covered with the silk to the eluo and finished at the hand by frill of tllk and net,1 set IiihI.Ic tiie sleeve. The bodice It a!-n trimmed ihroughout with this rb'll silk.- r.t. ' tut OS from Ihelr landing place aud baao fru0 ,he Jolnu Ufr or tuppuei, aiastowan. ror. graauauvi r..;ija m,.j , t i,, i King Menrlek. through bl commndcr i , alt .i " ti t. ' I III V 11 c iieiu, m. It wi.uuiiTi, wn been deploying bla crude and savag battalions so that Instead of facing tbe Italians a large number have crept al ! most to the Italian rear. and. ara very nearly la control of their tnemy'a line ot retreat Onc aatfng possession of this, Xlene I Kk will commence the ftmout strategic I plan that be baa tried several lime be- fore, and with good moves that ot bringing bit troop gradually together ; u a great circle to close In upon bl ' enemle Ilk the Jaws of a vice. Thl uiovtnient I already In operation, and yet the Italian general, Raratlerl, either does not see it or has not lb power to turn It aside. II s a good can. this Ilaratlerl. a ttalned Italian oiflcer. a man of force and decision. Rut he stems to be no match for this savage Napoleon, th lis SeeJt straight uepiii. a. Kd.rT.ij..i'T" Both the May weed and lk burr weed wbea hoed up or pulled ap from tbe soli will not grow again It they are carefully carried off the premises and burned. With anything lesa they are pretty sure to reappear, with additions. Th burr weed. If left on th ground, will send a root down and stalk up at every Joint. Fortunately, these weeds do not thrive la grata land. If they did the ttrts would soon ba overrun with them." 1-eaii.too Journal. laitlet' Swrlatg. RoWrt, who Is a young man of 17. ask If he It too young (o go in ladles' soi'tety. Answer: A young man of 1? It not too young to go la ladies' Kick'.y. The acquaintance and society of re filled young ladies would be the very best safeguard for a young man at that age. It would Improve hla mannerv better than any book of etiquette th' he could study, since their merry, go.f. natrred raillery at his uVItvt. would heliVnim early auJ easily to avoid those thing that would render him awkward In enmpany. and which, he wight uvl of bl'O'clf dlteavcr, "Rat" Makonnen. Thla Abystinlan General ot tbe defilra and bills, aa lg- aoiant black, yet Is a genius of war Almost Is he a Toussalnt 1 Ouvertuie, and although Menelek knows well that be hat an eye on the throne hlmaetf, yet be, the King, t.alliet that thl black General holds the fate of th kingdom la bis two powerful bauds. The ' It'" Makonnen I a massively built, broad ahouldered Ethiopian. None of th common, savage African blood Is In bl vein, and be ran boast of a long line of Aby saiulan decent. To biro, from bi (tmnghoid In th bill, the Italian with th'lr .M yeara of race unity, are a young aud tmignlfU cant people. His country I a country of klr.fl. It It the land or the Q ic a Ot Sheba, a region almost as historic as th Egypt of the Ptolemies, and any at tempt at aggression causes the blood to flow bot In bit vtaa. I The only wonder I that a man who baa never been away from bla own hill side should b able to develop such aurprltlng generalship. He k con verted a savage horde Ipto well-trained bo dirt ot flghtlug wen; men who avea If they did not autaqoibcr tb ItAllast, Ariel aveae. Aa aristocratic life can be lived in a hut as well a on a throne, and It con sists In knightiineas and knightly kind liness that serve and sutlers, that con sumes self and conserves the other aelt, an altruistic ropy of divine righteous ness, a It is given to us la the person, of Christ.-Rev. E. T. Lee. A Xlellat af rrt)vbls. Mittrest Anna! Whatever ba be come of all your pretty curia? Maid You ee. ma'am, the regiment hat left our town, and so I have btj to give a lock ot my hair to several a! my acquaintances. Klicgeade biaet-ter. MJrillaa. Numbers do not count, except la politic. In religion and moral I. y num bers are no criterion. The rliit aud en are a majority. Rabbi I'hll.pmin. CkliakaaaV. A child'a mlad is more active, ha? more things to learn before be Is aeveu yeara old than in any seven after years, -Rev. M. Reed. Dan't throw away your worn-out rubber. A strip cut from on ot then) sad wound arauud a penhol.lcr wl'.l r Uv wrV.tr' craxp.