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.c'iOTIFIC POINTERS. CURRtNT NOTES Or DISCOV ERY AND INVENTION. Am I. ...ta for lh. .nwM mf Ufm at UN-la Avtatn.il, W alalia far Merlll.lng Water. Traatlaallac flaata. 'vfi PATENTED device fur Insprlng health of trbiplantd d plsots U on of th novelties of th season. It consists of (law funnel With automatic Wit opening and clos ing devlc- at tb mill end. Th fun- nil I turned ovr Ua plant, and It 1 claimed practically Insure It against the lilt Incident to removing It from one place to an other. This Is all very well, but an xperlenoed florist who doe not be Lev la following old methoUi quite e closely baa thought out somethlug much better than thli. which baa been let(d by ao many experiment that It xrlenr la vouched for. It la the sommon euitoin to make plants ex tremely wet before they are lifted from Ibe plar of their original growth. In stead of this the reverse la the method employed. The plants are permitted lo become as dry as posslbl before moving. They are rarefully freed from the Kill that might fling to the lender rootlet and break them off. Then the plant la put Into Its new location, thoroughly watered, shaded for a few hour or a day or two If con venient, and goea on Ita way growing vigorously. The dryer the plants the better the results, snd If they hare been kept dry for a number of days, ao couch the better. aiorlllilaf WeUe. The sterilisation of water baa be- om a most Important Item In do msatie economy. Scientists long ago found out that ordinary processes of nitration are not only unsatisfactory but absolutely a waste of time and strength. What la naresaary Is some preparation that will destroy the path- ogeal germs. A Qermsn tbemlst bss been conducting a series of experi ments with result" which protpls al most certain fr. flora fiom the dsn gers that attend the use of ordinary ater. A solution of bromine and Fromld of potassium Is put Into the water, then the bromine la removed by I weak solution of ammonia. Bo satisfactory and comprehensive bsve 'then experiments been tbst there Is every reason to hope that some sim ple and harmless compound may be put before the public which will, when added to wster of doubtful quality, ren der it perfectly bsrmlees as far as these germs are concerned. It Is, how ever, necessary to add that such prep stations should never be employed un less they beer the stsmp of the high est authority. Burn impounds should tie Indorsed by tmsrds of health and enthlng shouM be relied upon fur this purpose without such Indorsement. A a r.lerlrte flaat. A plant bss recently been discovered In Nicaragua, whlua appeara to be charged with electricity. If oue of Its branches Is touched with the naked band, a distinct shock Is felt similar lo that produced by a battery. Its In fluence upon a magnetic needle Is m-tk-esble at a distance of half a doxen yards, and as one gets nesrer the plant this Influence Increases, while. It flie Instrument Is placed In the center of the bush. It will aaetime a steady cir cular movement. The Intensity of the phenomenon seems to depend entirely upon the time of day. The maximum of the electrical Influence occurs about two o'clock In the afternoon, while during the night It cesses altogether. Id stormy west her Its remarkable properties are considerably Increased, The plant has been named the Phytol acca. Aaleaaeile IHryrle Whlalle. Now that the people ars demanding that tbs dangers sttcmllng bicycling on the streets be mlnlmlred. a HI. Louis man has Invented an alarm signal In be attached to the mheel. It Is a whistle 'hat In modified way will give lis alurm signals juet as effective, ly as the whistle of the steamboat or the locomotive. Inatead of stesm, the power which niske the alarm talk out It warnings la Just plain wind gen erated by the bicycle as It moves. The Inventor, Charles O. Bnhlnakl, give a demonstration of the working of the bicycle whistle. As he swept along the ti ne of the alarm ranged from a gentle bun to a blast that could be heard a block. The alarm Is of nickel, weighs less thsn a pound, snd Is simple In construction. It Is attached to th . eui'P" a" c i -.v m r rent et the bandlo post by two screws. At th base of th little ntke Instru ment are two tiny rubker wheel, which Just touch the top or th tlr Of th front wheel of the bicycle. Thee . Tbel are attached to a piston whkb operate an air pump la douU cyl inder when th bicycle I la motion. JsMlached to the cylinders la th long, alecier throat of tb whistle. Te sound this alarm th rider of th mschlne stress) button with his thumb or avjuewec a levr under th bandl bar. "bat letf th air rush Into th throat Sf lis wbtstl. Th volume of sound la regulsUd by lit prewurt a th IstWti. av I " s. Sj I ' V V tmnila of the lakaa flata. Th story of California and Aj lcia i bcriug repealed loony; dnalii by buuger, cold and thirst Is being again encountered In the desert regions west of the luoth meridian by the rush of gold miners hustling snd scrambling to the Yukon valley of Alaska, where 70 degrees below sero Is accounted a mild winter. From the published ac counts It would seem that the gold fields of Alaska hold out greater In ducements than the gold-quartx reefs of the Tranavaal; that In th Tukon Valley the lateral stresms run over beds of gulddust and nuggets, and that th preclo is metal may be gathered by the almpleat process, and without us ing quartx-mills to stsmp the gold out of rocks. Whether thousands of min ers, now at work or on their way to this new Eldorado 6,500 miles from Bewttl and clvllliatlon starv or fleet to death this winter la a ques tion yet to be solved. Uut, however this question Is solved, their suffer ings and death will not perceptibly heck the rush of gold-hunters so long as It Is believed that there are untold millions of gold In the streams tit Alaska waiting for claimants. right far a Tnt'i l.l'e The oldest tree In the great botani cal gardeo, the Jardlo dea I'lanles. at I'srls, Is an acacia, planted 210 years ago. This tree is described by La Na ture as being covired with ' wrinkles of old age," and supported on "crutches." It bss, with difficulty, withstood recent tempests. Ita wounds have been covered with plasters, and Its fulling trunk and branches bound and stiffened with rods and braces. A determined effort Is being made to ssve Its life, and much gratlfliatlon is ex pressed because It has, this season, om-e more put forth leaves. Hut the managers of the garden have postsd a bulletin announcing that another tem pest will be likely to end the old tree career. T rreteet Ufa at Baa. An English Invebtor has perfeiled a contrivance that should Us sen U perils of th sea. It la a door for us In watertight compartments, and It. plan of tt Is so very slmpl that tb wonder Is that It waa not earlier de vised. Th door la double and slide around a circular frame set In th partition. Opening on aid of it arc- aarl)y closes the other. Therefore the door 's always closed. It I essy to psss through In the manner shown In th Illustration. This Invention, it introduced widely, will do away with a great so iree of dsnger csrelesanes In leaving doors open betaeen watertight compartments. Ma(aelle4 ty l.lMaleg. Among the curious effects ascribed to lightning la the magnetisation ot parts of rocki struck by It. Th exist ence of such msgnet'ied rocks bss Kng been Known, but the supposition that their coudltlon wss dus In msny cases1 to lightning hss only recently been confirmed by a curious observation of Doctor Kolglieralter among the walls of ancient bulldlim on the rarupagiia near Home, lie found strongly mag netic points snd tones In the mulls, precisely like lhoe occasionally en countered In rocks. The fact th.it the msgnettxstlon often Included more thsn one lil k of stone In the mail mss regarded as proving Ihst the magnet ic property hud bceu acquired after the building mas erected, and the agency of lightning ass Indlc.-tcd by neighbor ing trsiks lu the malls. Rata la Mining. In the course of a lilt of photograph ing a t'sllforiilA phvslrian placed a piece of gold bearing quarts on the plat. I'pon developing the plate there were sin-cVa snd rpota at Interval, mlthln the outlines of ihe piece of )iiailx. Thl showed the prvicrc of gold. Ily a series of experiments he ha discovered that X rays mill shorn the presence of gold la roc k without the tumble and eense that ordinarily accompanies such tests. A number of mining expert are arranging to use these rsys In pronpei ting for the pre cious metal. Nal a Umm4 Mabjael. Why. how are you. Mr. Johnson? I'm glsd to meet yow agula." The old man studied the young man's face In a puxsled way as be per mitted bla hand to be shaken. "How's everything In Onhkosh!" "First rste. Tesrs to me t don't recollec t vou," (ald ihe old man. "Tou don't? Why. my nam Is Bmlth. 1 met you in Oshkosh. Com In and bsve a drluk." "Noo. I don't keer for a drink. Fart Is. I don't drink asuch. I alius con sidered It a wast o money." "Oh, It only costs fifteen cent. Com In and hav tne with me." Th old man hesitated, then glanced at th rhow window In whkb a lot of dog onllars wr etpneed for aale. "If It'a all the aarue to you. I'll taka on o' them." he said, as he pointed to a collar marked, "Your for IS cent." Th a.nooth young man sought an other lcilm.-Bar. Francisco Fust, t'ael t Hecallect. Drown Prtmler Caacvu state that ht still ha cunflJenc a WeyUr. Bmlth-IUs h? Well, if Canovw ever run up against a eonfiJenr man. he'll b boacoed. ur." Puck. 4 I: 1 : "n i :; h i' FOU WOMAN AND HOME ITIM3 OF INTEREST TO MAIDS AND MATRONS. faihloa Nut for rail Weather- llak- ' - far l.lnrrleA Raeaaalng brass tar Tall Weaasa lalluaer Kale. Taraeeal laa. 'And the woman Hid Into Ihe mll.lerneics." A V, mtici la he In clc erta peen, r at Hi) twtliiilil hour; Of gsrb suatere, and dauntleea mien. Measured In speech, In purpose keen. Calm as In heaven he had been. Yet blithe when perils luaerT My heir Mother nude reply, "Dear child. II Is my I'rleet. th world hss raat aia furtli, snd I lwell mllh wild earth and gusty sky; lis besrs lo wen niy niamlatci high. And works r.iy sage behest. Annthsr dsy, desr clillJ. snd tliou Khali Iciln his aacred band, Ah, well I rrm. Ihou ahrliikeat now fiom urgent rule and severing vow; iay hoi nil round, snd Usht thy brow; Tims hath a taming hard"' Cardinal Newman. ranhlan for rail Drees. LI til lu the auuounccmrnta ot tall ind winter fashions Is marktd by rad csl changes. Little seems definitely willed, but evidently a distinct effort s to be made to ward oft tb awful iread of ruffles and turtles being ex ended from muslins of summer to souls of winter. Fashion is csprlclous ind If sh decided to make women sear their sealskin rapes ruffled from Sem to throat they'll ail try to do It. But It seems tbst a distinct effort Is to te msde to abolish ruffles and flounces Itb th going out of light materials. Relied bodice will remain in favor.and lous and bog blouse effects will con .tnue, though th annual effort to In- rw ir. f e I TiiTv.V.vl"'c.ikl V- It: r: mil s. I VI r. t m A V.iVSE GOWN. troducc the prluii'ws mill again lie made. Already sonic light cloth Orriu.es for f-ill wear are being seut over, snd these may lie regarded ss strsws showing the may the winter wind of fashion Is suppo-crd to be mak ing its wiy. Oue Is a nobby street rig eif very light doth, checked blue k snd mhltc, and is made mith a bodice buttoning double breasted, the entire frout be ing a tot plait bagging weM over a white belt. The double row of buttons are large cut tel. The belt Is mhi'e leather, rallier wide, and buckled mith black. The Indue flts without a wrinkle in the lack, the cloth being stretched lo the figure without ersms. The skirt seems almcmt to lie fitted In the same manner st the hips, and there are a great many rowa of narrow black braid at the hem w'.l V aaaV Another of thee forerunner la sketched herewith. It waa black eta mine, barred with white and lined with scarlet. The skirt was arranged la double box plaits on cither aid of tb front, each Dlalt held down bv a black I paseementert ornament Th Jck let bodice had tlaahrd Ub-llk tronta ihedib to SV 44-t "V j l I and wss trimmed with passementerie, a V of the aame decorating th back. Th UIl was bUk silk, and auiaii or naments similar to those on th akirt trimmed the sleeves. The vest was white satin veiled with nnmenjs chif fon trills, and chiffon trimmed collar anJ wrists. Ileramlng Itreea for Tall Uomea. When a young woman hss reached the C-foot ll.'ant she Is apt lo regard herself as pitlcularly unfortunate In th matter of stature. It Is ao very difficult to find anything that truly be come her. On of the most perfectly dressed women In New York is a daughter ot Mrs. Elliott Bbepard. who, t'.ouga she la over 6 feet In height, always looks graceful the model of a well-dressed woman. A gown In which ah recently ap peared waa a bright red and green plaid. It was laid In full plaits all around the akirt and trimmed with five broad bands of red velvet, put on In blind stitch. In the old-fsshloned ( .7JV r- V.:;. . ..'v. )'S W w w 1, . s - style. An unusual feature ot this skirt was a short ovrrtklit of black Velvet. which bung nearly to the knees. The malut mss tight fitting an I atrspped scnn the front mith narrow binds of black velvet. The sleeves met coat sleeves, wrinkled above the elbow and pufTed at the shoulder. A little vent I of while linen mas worn mith this dress, and around th linen vest, to give It a womanly appearance, was a j ri'ttle of white embroidery. Thla dress I was worn at a t o'clock tea lu a dun- try house. It waa much admired for lis lieu l noes and becotnlngness. Maklag I -are tar Lingerie. Maids and mairous bsv taken kindly lo the early Victorian revival, which prescribes thsl wonisn shall b able to make her own lingerie. Con sequently Irlaure moments In summer resorts are utilised for such commend able work. Hut not neceaaarlly doe she do much of It, her time being so tsken up with the thousand duties of society and to work of one sort or an other. Hut she should know how th fine stitching is dor and to.be able to turn her hand lo It when a leisure mo ment allows. One young person. whoae busy life makea tt Impossible for her to thread a needle in winter, took awsy with her this summer rolls of fine linen and lac with which to fill In rainy hour and dull evenings. Bh says that It tire her to be doing noth ing, and sewing la Just plsy. "What of planning the fashion ot the gsrments and aewlng up th long aesms?" Naturally thla la asked. Tb answer, she says. Is that sh does not attempt th bodice ot garment away from horn and aewlng mschlne, Bh makea only th trimmings la her va cation. And these she do by th roll.and cuta them off In lengtha to ault th gsrments, which will be don la th winter, perhaps, by a aeamstresa. "It la largely th way one's lingerie I trimmed which la th making of It." ah ssys. Thla generous young woman re vealed a patters, of her fsvorlt mod It chemise. It Is th lmplt fash lot imaginable Two length of lawa i'a.Vsr...-. - . I are ahaped th least bit at tt top. AtXtf they ar aewed two rolls of friiiinf aod one of inserting ar put n ciwyly. Over each shoulder two strands of wash ribbon tl In pretty bows. Hut tt Is only the laces whick the busy woman stitches together on a rainy day while she rests and recreates. To trim a complete set of garment in the same style many yards of decora tion are required. Other rolls of lac and lawu may be lengths of Hamburg and Valenciennes Inserting, and ouly the narrowest edge frilled. Why Uomea Ara rreferred The action of the New England Tel ephone Company In dlspeuslug ' with the services of men a night operators In tb central station In Doston and substituting women In their plae point to a curious fart In telepbona work. It I found that irlen ar sin gularly dfOclent la th courtesy which I so essential In communlcstlon be tween the subscriber and th central operator. This fault is made more con spicuous by th almost Invariable roughness of vole of th male oiierstor. This he takes no trouble to modify, and when. In addition, bis manner Itself Is offensive, when, as tt has been put. he Is "a surly, rusky and growling bully," 4; Is no wonder that the night shifts on which men are put In many cities, instead ot women, bring out, even with their compara tively small amount of business, a much larger number ot complaints of dlscotirtery thsn those of the day, when f enisles are In charge of the switchboards. The woman telephone voire acquires a softnee and clearness which Is grateful to the nerves ot the busy subscriber, but there Is a further fundamental reason why women oper ators are liked, while men are dislik ed the women mean to be polite, the men do not, Wamea and Slroag l.angaage. It hna often been asserted that wo man Is deficient In humor, and another feminine "shortcoming" Is thus de scribed by a writer of the sex: "Women tt hss been said raunot bear strong language. There are certain words In EnrJlah that w bsve not yet learned to use. W do shrink a little when we hesr them. Hut give us time and we will overcome this weakness. W are getting hardened; modern litera ture and nodern tendencies of all sorts are doing Ibis for us. I heard th other day of a little domestic scent that shows how we are Improving in this respect. A dlgnlfld and pious old man was being hsrrled by his energetic lit tle wife. Ills exssieratlon became un bearable at last. and. forgetting his stiff Joints, he sprsng from bis chair and began to gesticulate mildly, too angry to sesk. As soon as he could he said: 'Jane. I am going to sweur!' IKj! Mr. HImpam.' she said; 'it will do you good.' She called to her sister In the next room: Hsrsh! Mr. Hlmp son says he's going to smesr!' The sister dropped her work, exclsluilng: Oh. do ask him to malt till I g.t therer " I'arkelhsak taa'l tie I'lrked. The most useful gsrter seen jet in the number of fancy imn that are put upon the market every year Is the gar ter mith a p Tlr innale attachment. A little bag hangs by a tiny leather strap, and In the bug are poud.es for money and Jewels. Of course, the Ut ile hag Is small. It Is called a "thumb bag." and Is not ovr two Inches siiiare, but in thla small a pace ran be placed a roll of Mils and any piece ot Jewelry of which the meuier may b fond. It acts as a secret pin ke! and is of the notiplc kable sort. The little bsgs can be bought as dolls' hand-bags and as children's shopping bsgs. They cost only a few rents, and when on the gsner are not In the mearer'a way at all. The gar ter upon which the bag Is worn may lie a plain one, halt ribbon snd half elastic, with a bow of ribbon at oue side. Those who hsve tried this little pocket book arrangement pronounc e It "as handy as a poc ket in a shirt." Where Waccara Toll l ike lira. While American women have their own grievances fte eex enjoys a freed. mi of rc Ion and an iM"rtun!i for gettlrg shead greater than are found rUewhere. The men of Euro pean ecnintrlew, as a rule, are far lesr r inside rate of women than are Amer icans. In llelglum woman diKH n the mines and does the rouraeat of work. In Ormsriy she tolls In the fields Even In Fiance, the country of polite nsiK. she toils laliorloualy and often with little c niaiilciatlon on the pit of the male portion of the rot.im unity Ihe towns where art and cilture mol almond often prevent striking counter pictures. lluda-IYath Is a beautiful city, and lu many reapecis a nimlel c ly. yet In this apparently rlvlllicl c immunity the tourist sees young girls and women of all arcs carrying lulckr and tti'irtevr, ami ml ting the Litter, wherever a building Is going up. .e the lye at lh tank. Keep a brick on the back of the stove and set th food on It that Is to be kept warm. Add a lea spoonful of sugar to every pint of milk when the milk la to be thlekrned with Cornmaal. Msks grahsm bread the aame as white bresd. and then stesm It three hours. Instead of baking It one. Oatmeal Is much Improved if sugar la put In while It I cooking Inatesd of being put on It at the tsbl. Never cut potatoes for baking, but for stesmlng or boiling drsw the edge of a shsrp knife half way around lengthwise, o that they will track open nicely. The beat way to keep boiled mush from being lumpy la to stir np tht meal with enough cold water to merely wet It. and then stir It Into lh kettle of boiling water. Cut the thin skin from the outside of a leg of mutton, or th mutton chop before cooking them. In order to re move the "woolly tt" that some find to object lonabl. When bahl;.. powder la used for biscuit ,v . aortenlng should b stir red In -ter all th Ingredient ar addew. Including th flour, and they will be much lighter and more flaky. If there ar no pot toe to as tor making bread tsks a pan of clabbered milk, heat It bofilng hot, and strain th whsy Into th flour, and the pro ceed to mtmi Ik dough la tk asual manr. obWooooooootoooooooooo&ccri I LITTLE IO0ISE OF CM I li,.ni 1'an. CcirrentMinilence N'-' York World: Little Miss Bessl Us large will be the "Heroine of the Klondyke" If ever that proud diet-iic-llon shall b sun. I fuuud her en route lo the gold fields, traveling all aloue. tnd among all the isles of c mragr. ptnceveraoce and self-ascrln. e of w hich one hears In Infinite variety, that or Ibis prelty nlncleen-yesr-old Argonaut Stands out in golden letters. I" M'sa Lassarg does not think heraeir a He roine, there are thousands of people here who do. She bus iel sn example lhat many a man mould hesitate to follow. I learned that six years ago this girl. then thirteen years old, went to ia- .-oma with her mother from New lork Times had been bard In the Fast, and Ihe mother, a widow, saw no apparent rseape from the slough of despond In to which she mss steadily sinking. Like msny others, she looked in the West. and. gathering her little posses ions together, slsrted lo niske a new home there. Hut In Tacoma the mother found It impossible to make both ends meet. Slid so It became ni-cesaar). a yesr or two after her arrival, to place a mortgage cm the little milage wtilcli the had bought with the money still renailnlng. In order that she snd her young clsugliler might keep the wolf from the door. Before many mouths Ihe morttagc falls due. It Is this Hint has spurred Itiichie to reach the mines. I doubt If any oilier woman who has come Klomlyke-ward Ms a nobler object to attain than this erave little girl. For she Is making the SV c 0 JtC - All Vim i yMnM& 0 I , I 1 v '"I- K-'', if 0 m. 1 1 fi-,rvv I.tTTLK MISS I1ES.-51E TYRANNY OF THE "40U." Owe Maat ( aalaraa la Ikelr alaadard r Steaaala Oalalde Snrlely. "We may. If me chneife, sneer at innbbery and lend at six ial atmgnler." 1 writes Elisabeth III. laud In Ihe l.vdiea Home Journal, "but ml.en a nun i ambltioja or a woman l proud he or she desires to secure for himself or her- ; self, and for their rhlldren, the prlv- ; liege of being received aa sn equsl sny- ' mhere. And however mm h one msv rail, the fac t remains thst wealth and fashion do set, and have always set. : the standard In social life, and thst if one mthes a free admlsalon every where one must conform ones self to thst stsndsrd. A grrst many people who are not what la known as In set. , ilety,' are fond of pointing out with triumphant rancorouMieaa ihnt 'The Four Hundred' are im mme cultured. Intellectual, wealthy or witty than many whom they refute to admit to association mith them In their plea lues, and theae reaeiitfui folk d mand j In bitter amaxement why any one ad mits their pretensions, or stiugglea for their recognition. The snawer la nut fsr to seek. A man mar hsve sll tt.i j intellectual attribute, and yet nut be 1 of sufflc lent Importance In lie a ltiilii.-.l to the orcheetra of society, and the musicians msy ssy. 'We admit thai you ar good and clever, hu; you ant play the violin, and you ran t become a member of our orchenra.' "Now the 'swell.' s he la commonly termed, is tuc man wVi la sn artint in living: he may have neither m.ni Ideas nor standarcls. nor be overbur dened with brains, but he knt how to live, as fsr aa the reremonleci of nr go. brilliantly, gavly, Impoalngly. and he collects around him others who have the same talent, and together they am-, reed In forming a aort of oreheetra of society, all of them playing In tune and In time with one another, and making a magnificent harmony of ceremony and eoclal Intercourse. And when a person comes along mho Inalaii lllN)n Joining their oreheetra they ar gen erally extremely rude In their refusal, and cause much enmity, or else they listen to the Instrument he plsys and find It well played, and ao take him Into their band, and rauee still more amaxement and envy to the other who hav been denied admittance And that Is th whole answer to the conun drum Mr. B weeps over. Mrs. A knows how to plsy the social Instru ment, and Mrs. li does not, and nnlee she laarna to play It she will stay for ever outalde of aoelety that society which spell Itself with a capital 8." Rldlat aa (Hlrtrfc. "I doai't bellev th atorle uld about th natives of Africa and Australia rid Ing otrlrhee," aatd a California man th other day. "Americana ar th bet rider on earth, but they cannot rid oetrlrhe, ! saw this pretty thor oughly tried on on occasion. A cow boy who had vanquished every pony h vr undertook to brk la wn Induced to try aa ostrich. After aa fcour'a hard work k succeeded . waounllng th bird, which at flrat tried o aaaka ktai off, to to iwt away by THE KLONDIKE. perilous Journey, n0 so much for tl,o gold ss icir wiiar. me aroltl w bring She has come to save her mother home, the hopes to be able to lift the mortgage from the little Tacoma cot mge. She bus come gold hunting nt merely from Ihe avaricious desire to poetess riches, but rslher to Insur to her mother Ihe comforts the seems de stined to have to give up, I hav heard many expressions of admiration for her pluck, but what has most Impressed everybody her he mic unselfishness. If Mis Iaarge doesn't ba.e many an offer of a friend- ' ly hand sloug the hard, rough trip wo the diggings, It wont be because liV ' nerve Is not apprec iated, and nerve en. v Ihe Chllkoot trail Just now It at pre. "' mliun. v . "I think It Is a great deal better." she says, "that I should hsve a hard time for a little while than that my mother should lose her home. Anyway, I am going to try and see what I can do. and surely If I fail I shall be hu worse off thsu I was before. If suc ceed In making some iiyiticy, euoujb , to psy Ihe mortgage, why; Iher. a tut ter how herd It has been I shall t so very happy that It will. not matter at all." 1 When she went aboard the Mexico, at Seattle, all she hail waa contained In ber grip, mhlc'i did not weigh more i ti .i n forty pounds, and with this outfit lie believed she mould reach and exist lu the Klondyke gold fields. She bought a steernge ticket for Pyea. For Innately, the etemard mas a man of " hesil. and gave her cabin a comtOuu..-,N lions without extra charge. I'. (. J : o or, f.VSSA HliE, Cuming, but theae tactics, of cour had no iffeit upon the lowboy. Then In spite of all ihe man could do. the oftrl.h succeeded In getting Its hud around ami selling the man by one leg He doubled his feel under him, Sid the ofrleh resrhel ovir his wr.iga miJ g.it hold ot his bach, throwing him 1 c sv ily to the ground and tramping cn l.im. It t'Mik It ree if us to chaae Infui Isted oa'rlih amay, and w ac. compllahecl It barely In lime lo sav the n-sn s life. I d. n't twllev lh na tive Auatr.illsns ride oatrlc hes." Chi. ISM e IraalMlne kharpaeaa. The author of "A loiter of I'oater IM ' te;i the follow lug atory of Mr. A-hlec. g lieautifiil Southern womsn, who a . afterward the wife of tha Hon J J Crittenden. She was a bell in a.-1-u. md was dowered with "tiu.iul tai t and charm. "Always give men hrrwt rsnk." said she lo a young girl who hied Juat come out. "If they sie e.ipisii.e. ,a them colonel. They will fotgive you." Hut she could say lisrt,, tint g. when occ salon demanded. A ceitam U,y mho had always been ''" "f l.er once bought from her s Frrmh toilette, which Mrs Aahl'f. who w.c going into mourning. couU "t wcr. hot the pun hsser. after tuning w.iin the sllpers, brought them ba, k with the remsrk: 1 bev nre tiMi liig. eould swim la ihem." Mr. .Uhii v took them, and enBa' id ijuietiv y clear. I -n a larger "tiiati thsn you are in eve-y resect." l Hal laaa. A certain Judge in Kentucky Is re- ported to have ended his c liana u lha Juty the other day aa follows: "If yon t!leve wh,t the counsel for the plain 'If bas tul, jrOIJ mtn lv your erdl. fr the defendsnt. But If you re like nie and don't bellev what either of them ij d,m l ,now what U mill do " The Jury mas not out long - N,, York Tribune. Sara a SaSJae. "There is one Industry that Is ur lo suffer by the Kloo.dlks harvest." "Which one?" "Hold bricks " Cleveland Tlaln llesler. GRAINS OF GOLD. Envy kirks It keeper. Dull tool do llttl barm. It Is difficult work to keep aid froa yourself. Trusting God without effort It aa bus of sens. LlTlog without Ood. la flaking tka sue of two worlds. It th man does not show at tea. b will not at forty. A naturalist aay h has awea latvww" York oa th hat of womso th foath r of HI kind Of wild bird, la. fludtag forty specie, of which Ulrtys two ara protected Ice law Witt a Baa of II. V V i 1 . 1