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Earning rui Exbtcnro in Queer anil Original h? A. Unique Character Who Buys U ti Ovrr Vu:;!!intr. Thn ever-increasing energy necen- nry to keep tho wolf from tho dour in these tinas of pushing, jostling c in -petition Lux driven many of the rank and of 1 i f o to cujituro thn fleeting dollar m queer h ti.l original ways. It occurred to one genius recently that there might 1'0 it profitable trada done through purchasing tho left-over linen from Chinese lauu Iryuten ami tlihj-uHiti of it to indigent individual who rt'tuiu a lingering amuuut of self, respect and a weakness f,r clean fcliirt. Tho man to whom tho ilea cnnio has been milking a Meady living bincit ut his unique business, nml al ready has a competitor in thu field. In almost every Chinese laundry there is an accumulation of linen, left there ior t ho most part by porsomi who forget to call for it, and in home instanced through thn loss of the ticket ami tho consequent hopeless ness of identifying tho owner. Thin left-over linen the individual referred to makes h bid for, gets, usually ut Liu own price, nnd retails at a hand Bomo jirofit. Another queer way of getting a liv ing is that pursued by a man on the East River front, who in known from Chi rry Hill to Corlear's Hook ns "The Grappler." In tho summer time when the piers nnd Ktringpieces are crowded with (sweltering humanity from the east hide tenement bouses, it is a common thing for Kruno unfor tunate to topple over into tho water and bo drowned before help arrives. Tho body is usually washed ar jund by the tides aud eddies cm thu pier front and cannot bo located without a careful eearch by uu experienced hand. "The Grappler" is usually sent for by tho borrowing relatives, and ho 6trikes a bargain to recover tho body for so much moucy. Tho rieo usual ly paid him is 8'2o. Then, armed with tools of his own invention, "The Gruppler" launches his bout, makes a careful study of tho spot where tho body disappeared, draws his own con elusion as to tho whereabouts of tho drowned from a life-long study of the ways of East River waters, aud then begins to grapple. Sometimes a body will bo brought to the surface within half an hour. At other times tho work lias to be carried ou patient ly for days and weeks before the grap pling irons catch the remains. In eome instances the grappler has failed to find the body and has thrown up his contract. As a rule, however, his gruesome task is successfully accom plished. Whoa not searching for bodies, "The Grappler" fills out hie time fishing for anything he can get, He catches all sorts of flotsam and jetBam, that he turns into cash. 01 rope, lost anchors, chains, rusty iron and other deposits of tho river bed are all worth money to him. , "The Grappler" says business is not flourish ing now. He succeeded to his pecu liar calling through his father, who taught him the business in the days when grappling paid, and he cannot turn his hand to anything else at this late date. One of the remarkable band of jamp followers that hovers on tho outskirts of Wall street's speculating crowd is Billy the Goose, an ex-Btool pigeon of the police, who is credited with earning a weekly sum in a variety of ways. Billy is usually seen hold ing in his arms a pyramid of cast-off hats, which he sells for anything they will fetch. These transactions are all clear profit to Billy for he gets tho IiatB as gifts from the brokers of the neighborhood who have purchased new ones. Billy also loans money at exorbitant rates of interest to impecu nious messenger boys, and makes a largo profit in this manner. Then he acts as the broker on commission to men who wish to speculate in the bucket shop, but who do not care to be seen in this lone strata of Wall street society. Every one in the street knows Billy, and if he were to an nounce that he had accumulated a fortane and was about to refire from business, no one would be at all sur prized. New York Recorder. A Jap.mcte Hostelry. Wh etl one i lit' M Ik J 1 1 n in' hot!, f ir away frmn a treaty port, !, p.t..t. through tin) t I otlcs kit. lieu, wliert sndioid, cm,u ir.i I waitress h!1 mhito iui with, "You liiivn eoiuo Willi hoi ofitb'o earlmt hi. " Here. too. hi do- urtUIO lH hailed With, "I'le.lM) r t l.TI. with Hiigunt cur linens," Tim food pre arid 111 the clean kitchen, however, tho traveler will Iiot like. Especially will ho mi-N the meat to w Licit ho in accustomed, uulem h) h near tho He when an obuudatieo of fish will la served. Tourists often, perhnps usually, take with them knives, forks, poons, bread aud rumii d meat. At tho ho tel they find neither these, ucr chairs, uor tables, nor milk nor coffee, or 'eds. Nor will he, unless the hotel is Very wnall, find quiet. l'ish, rice, iily bulbs, boiled chest nuts and other articles of tho sort dis posed of,tho evening draws on aud tho bath is ready. This is in nearly tho moht public view, and filled with boil ing hot water. Tho first mi belongs as a matter of honor, to the most dis tinguiidied guest, though ho is bound to protest that someone else should precede him. And then tho .whole household uso tho bath in turn- Next morning there aro agaiu tho fish, tho rice and tho queer vegetables. No coffee, no bread, plenty of tea, no milk. Homo Oneen. Revival or the Husking Hoc. Ono of tho most gratifyiug things in this much-shouted, long-drawn-out end of tho century is tho revival of tho husking bee. Tho barn party has struggled hard to get tho bolter of it. "Barn party" incongruous name brings to mind a lloor nicely polished for dancing to tho music of tho city orchestra, with no trace of hay or straw, and tho horses resting in roomy fit. ills. "Barn party" belongs to tho city village, and marks a weak attempt to bring together tho old aud tho new. In "husking bee" there is tho odor of the breath of cattle, tho light of the jack o' lantern, tho warmth of tho immmer buu stowed away in tho mows, the dancing of bright eyes, tho laughter of red-cheeked girls, tho gurglo of tho cider jug and withal the itching from the rye beards that mako dust on the rough boa:d lloor. "Husk ing bees" belong to the country cross roads and beyond. Wo know there is a revival of them, because almost every ono of our exchanges mentions them in its correspondence, but, un fortunately, not enough attention has beeu given to them in print to mako a boom. The nearest to it was when it was written of a ,bee over in East Hartford that it was decided to call all tho earn rod ears, and "the girls liked it." -Hartford Courant. An Oklahama Contest. Clara Georgo and Albert Jones were claimants foj.the one quartor-section of land on the Arkansas River, north of Perry, Oklahama. For two years they had been quarreling and eveu fighting over this excellent tract of bottom land. Both built humble cabins and have lived on the land for two years. Some weeks ago Jones was taken down with fever. Miss George was informed of her neighbor's ill ness, and ventured to his lonely hut to see him. Her heart was touched at his afilictions and she remained a while with him. All of Jones' neigh bors left him, and Miss George's ten der heart compelled her to remain and administer to the wants of her con testant. She remained .or weeks, and when Jones got bett' tie proposed to Miss Georgo to divide the claim ond quit quarreling, and to this Misa George agreed. When Jones got up from his bed he proposed that they marry and enjoy the claim together, This was agreed to, and tho couple were married. Kansas City Times. What One Woman Would Do. "Ezra," said Mrs. Billtops to her husband, "do you know what I think about it V" "No, Elizabeth," said Mr. Billtopp. "What do you think about it ?" "If I could lick the English without shedding blood," said Mrs. Billtops, "oh, how I would go in for light I" New York Sun. The hot springs in tho Yellowstone Park cover an area, all together, of nearly ,000 square miles. AI'ACili; SCOUTS. An Ailzonn. Tru e in Tho United cs K r.ic- hey aro Invaluable in Mubduln : In !!a:i Uiirlslr-i: The Apnchfl renei vution in the eat rn part of Arimiu contains the first HUCeohflll khoWIIig of diNCIplllied III- limm employed as a body of lighting men by tho United States Government, tho Whito Mountain Apaeho scouts. Tho United Stales has called irto requisition till) Service of tiolllO oUO trained Indians, who huvo within the ant live years proven invaluable in subduing uprisings in different Indian reservations. At various times the Government has employed special In dian police, and individual Indians mvo berved in the army on important Hcouting dutv, but the utili zation of tho good part of a whole tribe, traitiidto modern arms and tactics is a comparatively new depart ure. Aside from the Apaches, the only other instance on record ;s that of two companies of Sioux Indians attached to tho United Slates Army post at Salt Lake City. Tho Apaches aro ouo of tho most barbarous aud warliko Indian tribes in North America and until recently have not been ameuablo to tho iu llueuce of civilization. They are re lated to tho great Shoshone or Pacific Coast Indians, a branch whoso treach ery and cruelty are traditionally famous among all Western Indians. Tho Apaches aro at present divided into tho White Mountain Apaches and tho Me!-euleios. Tho latter tribe.now headed by tho treacherous old San Juan, was formerly a baud of desper adoes, led by tho well-known Geroui- mo and tho Apaeho "Kid." Tho Apaches aro a naturally vicious peo ple, and while they aro capable of re ceiving a moderate degree of educa tion, are totally unfit afterward for any other pursuit than wandering over the plains in armed bauds. Even under a thorough military education they are unable to tight other than in their own methods of warfare. They learn the maiiuel of arms and field maneuvers without any difficulty and are drilled to fire by platoons, but when it como to the actual fighting they can operate i grent-.-r advantage if left to their own devices and in herent trickery. Their usual dress is a native woven cotton cloth hhirt and turban to match, close-fitting "pants" andbucl' skin boots. In fighting trim they discard everything but tho turban, boots and a loin cloth. Thus cos tumed and equipped, with a repeating rifle aud cartridgo belt, they make a desperate and dangerous antagonist, The Territory of Arizonia contains stretches of the most unproductive soil in the country, but tho Apaches, muscular of limb and hardy by nature, thrive under its semi-tropical sun. An Apache's powers of endurance are phenomenal. They have been known to go two whole days, running, fight ing and retreating, without tasting a mouthful of food or a drop of water. A band of 1,000 Apaches could wear the life out of an ordinary army in a month. They fight in squads of .twenty or thirty, scattered out over the plains and concealing themselves behind a small stone or clumD of sacra brush that would scarcely hide a child. They can shoot right or left handed, either in a crouching atti tude, rolled up into a ball or stretched flat in a shallow "arroya," a ditch washed out of the soil during the rainy season. From-this ambuscade they make for tho foothills, where they ensconce themselves in gulches and fire on their pursuers with deadly effect They are as fleet of foot as a broncho, being able to outwind a horso over tho parched plains. Apache messengers between government stations fre quently cover a distance of twenty five miles in less than threo hours, and know how to elude the terrific eandstorms that sweep tho desert tracts in the vicinity of the Gila moun tains. In mountain climbing they are like chamois, jumping from ledge to ledge with the greatest ease and agil ity and scaling precipitous walls on the most delicate footing. When riding horseback they almost become a part of the animal, crawling around its body lilid firing while theyh.i.l i.u fi!j, cSI.i ill true lli.l an f.e liti.ii. Tli. , mini hcoil Is lire -"p' e:nlly 1 1 r ad, I v tin! Niivnj i, -4, ii in at it ii 1 tho M i.' e.iji.i-, w li ise o Itlil i"i't til ' aro oee.i ill llv Clllied nil to (tllbl le, mid l h !in' tin in ! old front th" pufr'i'i' rxpfil:tiut for wl.len tho Apac!n lire lauious. Tho Apaeho rei rvation is about 2!) nubs from tho Mexican boundary line. As they nro continually at war with their neighbor or iiiuoiig them m lves, it is difficult to chtiuiato their number, but it is know n to bo I e tween 5,0'JO and 7,000. They pcuk tho Spani-dt languago almost univi rlly and display all tho undeiirahlo qual ities of tho North American Snoidtouo in closo admixture with tho blood of tho Mexican Indian. Life Without ll.mlly Ilxen lse. Tho Rev. Win. f)avis, rector of Stituiiton-iipou-Wye, and vicar of All Saint, Hereford, died 17'.0,aged 103. Tho life of this gentleman displays tho most txtraordiu ary instance of leparture from all thoso rules of tern- eraueo and exercise which no much mil lenco the lives of the massof man kind than is probably to be found in tho whole record of longevity. Ihir- tho Lint 35 years of his life ho never used any other exercise than that of slipping his feet, one before tho other from room to room, and they never after that were rained but to go down or up stair-i, a tusk, however, to which ho seldom subjected hilllMelf. His breakfast was hearty, consisting of hot rolls well buttered, w ith a plenti ful supply of tea or colVee. His din ner was substantial and frequently consisted of a variety of dinhen. At Hipper ho generally ato hot roast meat, though never to excess. Though nearly blind for a number of years.ho was always cheerful iu his manners and enteitainiiiiiig in his conversa tion. He had neither gout, t-.tono, paralysis, rhenmatism, nor any of those disagreeable infirmities which mostly attend old age.but died peace able iu full possession of nil his facul ties, mental and copereal, save his eyesight. Like most long livers, ho was very short. San PraucisCo Ex aminer. The lied Sea .Miracle Reproduced. It is a well-known fact that at cer tain times of tho year Link River, a stream a mile and a quarter long, which connects tho great water sys tems above an 1 below this point, be comes almost dry. This state of lf- fairs, however, lasts, as a rule, but a few hours, during which time people havo been known to walk across tho river, 300 feet wide, without getting their feet wot. The bottom of tho river has been dug out in many places by the action of the water, forming large pot holes, and when the river becomes dry these holes are filled with trout, which are left stranded. At such times it is a common occur- reuco to soe men and boys knocking the fish on the head with clubs, and in this way they secure many a good meal. There are many traditions regard ing this phenomenon among the In dians here, but the real cause of the low water in tho river is the action of the wind. The course of the stream is southeast, aud the high winds which prevail in the spring and fall are from the south, and blow up the river. Tho outlet from the upper lako being small, the force of the wind keeps the water back in the big lako, causing the river to become very low. Klamath Falls Express. Oil Prospectors on Tho Jordan. According to consular reports, it ia the intention of the Turkish authori ties, at Jerusalem, to establish a steam ship line on the Dead sea. The exist ence of asphalt in that region has been ascertained and it is supposed that petroleum will be found also. A ra tional debelopment of tho Jordan Val ley from Lake Tiberias down, and es pecially the opening up of the rich mineral resources of the Dead sea basin is considered a very profitable undertaking, for which, however, foreign capital will hardly bo found, as tho legal status of property holders in those regions is very unsafe. Scien tific American. Attractive. "Is she pretty?" "No, but she has a prepossessing bank account." Puck. hauls or Tiiot (.nr. rliUit thou jl.!- are pi .yi rx. 2 her lire In, eiii lit whi!i rr b i tlio nllil.i , i,t the b...h, th h.1,,1 ih uu ltd ktj m llllo. Tho -i ttllMtte !,,,!e li.ll. Il Ii , I UpOU I li diet 1 1 ei e iu ii, fni limn iiitl imp- pi iii t iii pi i.p, ,r n i 'i im t In ir store iu t reae. 1'uii to.i. Iloiient instill, -t eoiijes a volunteer, mre never to ow rshout, but j . -1 to hit, while still too widu or shuit of bu'iiin wit. Pope. It is by utudy ing little things that wo attain tho grr.tt art of having as little nii a ry and us much huppinc at posiible, Johns' in. No earnest thinker will borrow from others that which he has not already, More or less, thought out for hilll belf. Charles K ing-dev. True politeness i perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treat ing others ju-t as yon love to Lfi treated yours'df. Chesti 1 field. Despair is the o!Tpri'ig of fur, of laziness and impatience ; It argues a defect oT spirit and resolution, and often of hoiie.-ty, too. Collier. There are braying nu it in the world as well us braying asse s; fur what is loud and senseless iiilking and swear ing any other than braying ? L'Estraiigo. Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grit f thau from those Very things for which you ore angry and grieved. Marcus An ton ins. A St range Story. Good material for a novel may bo found in a tale which comes from Hope, Stello county, this Mate. Miss Eileii Norman, living near there, was engaged to bo married to Georgo Thompson, a prosperous, young far riier.but her parents were strongly op posed to the match. In October, 18'J1, tho girl was taken ill: October 21 she died, at, least the doctors pronounced her dead, after subjecting her to nu merous tests. The funeral was set for October '!'. The body was kept over li ght in tho Norman house. Tho only watcher was Mr. Thompson, who declared that he was not airr.id of tho disease, whatever it was. It was eltio to his watching that the young woman is alive today. Thompson removed tho lid of tho coffin iu order to gaze once more upou the fiico of his fiancee. Ho was bur prised to see the chest of the body risejin tho casket rise aud tall in a spasmodic way, as though tho girl was gasping for breath. He wrapped tho rigid form in a bhiuket, carried it to his house, returned to the Norman house, made up a dummy and closed the cof fin. This was buried. After Miss Norman hud been carried to the Thompson residence and a doctor summoned who worked over her for several hours, it became evi dent thai she was simply in a trance. Sho remained delirious for several days. As she became stronger all was explained to her. About the middle of December Miss Norman was spir ited away from Hope by Dr. Mullan and Mr. Thompson and since that time she has been traveling in tho Bouth and west, where she has fully re gained her health. The other day she returned to Hope as the brido of Thompson, the old folks were apprised of her being alive and well, the fatted calf and several other farm animals were killed, and they will doubtless live happily ever afterward. Bismarck, North Dakota, Tribune. Brigauds' Treasure Found in a Cave. About forty years ago a wagon train loaded with valuable goods and about $80,000 in gold nnd silver coin, en route from the City of Mexico to the United States, was attacked near Rin con, Mexico, by a band of brigands and all the members of the wagon train were killed and the booty seized. The robbers were over overtaken a few days later by a detachment of soldiers and all were killed. The money and stores had been secreted by tho oat laws aud could not be found. Rafael Villegas was prospecting for mineral ten miles south of Kiucon, when he camo upon the entrance to a cave. Ha exjdored tho cave, and found several (acks filled with the money taken by the exterminated band of robbers. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.