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P.a w K"ttlni( hm from butini h, a llit frti.nit Willi 1 1m w lif.-!n df !m 'l.ii'lrl ! cur with throwing 1 m k of 1 11)"', And around ,.( wurn aualiitun who, iIh'm they mood or ut, I'.y look or word or Return, word Inviting t.i H clittt. lint ftjl!n Ignoring All of them, ni to lw an I nlln VUin hallixt by kiinn oua at tha Juor or Juit AeroM tha aUlo, Hi riJ with buyUh enurn", whlls speed ing through till itrwf, Tbs poorly printed pagi 6f a little country lltlM'L lis read of Torn, Jones's enterprUs In ailing to LW burn, An J learned that "Solon IluddWwoa hiui got a bniu-ner yarn," That "Aunty Sluipklns rats at-a," that "crop ar pretty good" And that "Ah ISalley cam tu town aud brought a load of wood." Well, ye, thi thing are trifles, perhaps to you and met For him tony are reminders of the times that used to be; And from hU tuny city Ufa ho glances back with Joy T e the town that circumscribed hit doings as a boy. Each poorly printed paragraph apon the homely sheet Presents a soeue familiar or a friend he used to meet, And tuny l you can tell it by tho smiles that quickly come There' mout Ion of his mother and the other "folks" at "homo." Men wander far for fortune and Ond it, too, and yet Ihe farm and slothful Tillage aud Us folk they no'er forgot ; And there's not a thing in city II fo which greater joy can give Tttan the littln country paper printed where they used to live Columbus Dispatch. THE OAMORRA. BtfE. SnAI'LEIOH. We selected, my friend Bardoz and I, a cbarmiug little nook in the gay and poetic environs of Naples wherein to pass our vacation. Bardoz was a few years the elder. I was a young student, tilled with delight to pass the holidays in enraptured contemplation of the infinite blue of the soa, and the infinite black of the beautiful eyes of the Neapolitan. Although my friend and I passed most of our time in dis cussing the sombre theories of Schopenhauer and were fully con vinced that life was not worth a candle wo drank freely the intoxicating draughts of the beautiful surround ings presented to our lips. Perhaps the sinister summit of Vesuvius a constant menace of death dominating this land of perpetual youth, excited our nerves and redoubled the intensity of our lives. In youth we are greedy of enjoyment quick, quickly for "to morrow we die." We could, not forget Ilerculnneum and Pompeii. Every time Bardoz glanced from our balcony over the vast bay reflecting in its indigo blue tho flowers and orange groves, the charming villas and the ever growling Vesuvius, he cried ex citedly: "How I shall enjoy this day! You You may go on placing Romeo, if you please," alluding with a spice of sar casm to the "grande passion," with which I had been inspired by a pretty little neighbor. She lived on the first floor, and I frequently spent entire evenings leaning at my window look ing at the twinkling skies and singing la Stella conlidente. Bardoz, for that matter, was glad to have his elbows free, and every : night returned with fresh recital of some new adventure. To believe all such recitak one would also believe that be had only to show himself on the Toledo, and instantly ladies of all degrees tumbled hopelessly in love with his handsome face and elegant attire. lie knew very well that my poetic passion for the Juliet took from me all desire to share his rambles, and he could1 freely recount to me all his ad ventures. I affected to believB all his stories, and even encouraged him in his amorous pursuits, that ho should leave me to my "meditations and the thoughts of love" as often as possible. One evening, towards midnight ho returned more joyous than usual, His shining eyes aud happy face indicated tbi pride of triumph and the air of a couq'.:cror. For the first time 1 beli "ed he had made a successful attack on the heart of some susceptible maiden. Contrary to bin uiiul cuitom, hewig niletit aa a enrp and vigorously n pu!l my firit question with: ''K.iuitio, you dou't lik to Lisvs ma question you about your love to Juliet. I-'-t mo alouo this time tho thing is M'tioua I" He bunt Into a roar of laughter an a queer idoo cronm-d hi iniud, and at bo wan burning to tell mo something of hi conquest, he cried: "Oh, you should ace the fillow she's engaged t0 a stunted, big-faced dwarf bo only need a bump, to bo a veritable Quasimodo! aud for such a monstrosity to possess such B jewel !" That wu all I could leam of bin new conquest, and tho last words I ever heard from bia lip. The next morning I was hurriedly awakened by the landlord. From bis bewildered manner I kuew something terrible bad happened. In fact, be ramo to announce that tho body of Bardoz bad been found dead on the sund at tho edgo of tho sea, in the direction of Panailippe. "If you harry you may sco bim, be fore bis body is removed by the po lice!" I hastened to the spot, a smiling, suulighted bay, that gave ouo an al most irresistable desire to plunge iufo the blue waters, and on tho pretty beach lay my unfortunate friond, clothed in bis costume of pale gray, carefully gloved, his hat over bis face, and under the brim his eyeglass still in place, behind which stared the glassy aud sightless, ball his clenched hand still grasping bis sword cane, his clothes aud hair thoroughly drenched. His complexion was slightly purple, his features unchanged they wore the calm expression of placidity usually apparent in death by drown ing, and precluded auy idea of strug gle or violence. A little grov.p of fishermen and others wero gathered around him dis cussing tho cause of the accident. They supposed he had taken too much wine, fallen into the water, bad suc ceeded in gaining the bank, but the inopportune bath had caused a fatal congestion. To me, however, it seemed that Bardoz was tho victim of a crime con summated with unusual skill. If he had fallen into the sea, his hat, cane and eyeglass would have been swept away by the waters, and in the persua sion that he bad been assassinated I sought the criminal. ' Tho death of Bardoz produced a profound sensation iu tho neighbor hood. The mother of my dear Juliet, a widow yet young and beautiful, was profuse in condolence, and ' both mother and daughter with amiable solicitude endeavored to distract my mind from the terrible remembrance. One bright moonlight night I wan dered on tho bank of the beautiful bay where I bad last seen the inanimate form of my friend, thinking of the joyous existence so mysteriously in terrupted, and for the hundredth time pondered who could have been the murderer. Suddenly a man appeared before me, short, stunted, thick set, with enormous neck and thick shoul ders. The picture drawn for me by Bardoz was instantly in my mind "He only needs a bump to bo a veri table Quasimodo 1" The strange being eyed me with suspicion, I walked upon him and cried in his teeth : , "You ate the man that murdered my friend Bardoz! Assassin! assas sin!' He was not disconcerted, but fixing his little gray.bliukiug eyes upon me, he said : "Young man, you are right. I Wiled the Frenchman and I'm proud of it. Do you want to know bow? I VU tell you, He stole the lovo of my Marianina from me. I surprised him on tho shore and with the aid oT two Camorrists choked him, hurried him into a sack yes, into a sack and flung him into yonder gondola you see there in tho moonlight. We pulled out into the bay, hitched a strong rope to the sack, pitched it overboard and kept on rowing, singing "Addio bella Napoli." Wo drank viuo and bo drank water. When ho had drunk enough, we rowed to tbo beach and laid him gently on tho sand. I re placed his eyeglass and covered his face with his hat Ho didn't lose even his cane. He was as quiet as though sleeping!" A cold sweat broke over my temples ; my tcitU rhutternL Was this a frightful dream ? "I w ill denounce you J" I cried, "As you pleaxe, yoiill tint it. Do you auppoNit the police don't know tho man wan murdered by tho Camorra? Better bo silent, young man, if you don't want to follow ymr friend!" (''amorra com from enmnrra, a peafUit. ami I tlin naum of a mterftt 'ltv foiiieli-d In the kingdom of Nnple In Hih hit period of it PklHtKue. It wan thoroughly friirilnd and kt under Rtrlet ilNi'lpiiim. Tim ac. fly blue kin ailed liireliHiiU and bunliun men by ilniumiiling a oliuro lu tbo profit of all mlf ami other trnimai-tlori ; It aliio CH'rltd ou tmuggllng and ni'i'eitx comml!uu! for currying out crimen. Fraueta 1 1., the hint : king of NapliM, had ni"mtert of the Camorra aeutituend to transportation, aud lu coiih qusneethU ttoeltity of criminal took nldet agit;al him at the luvaxlon of the kingdom.) He vanished into tho night as sud denly as bo bad appeared. For mo ments I was bewildered, unablo to move. When I reached my lodgings, I found Juliet watching for mo from the balcony, looking toward the bay, aud told her my astounding adven ture. She lihtenod intently, and said in a voice choked with emotion: "Dearest, you love me? "Yes, yes through life until death." For tho first time our lips met in a virgin kiss, and she said: "Pray for your friend who has gone before hasten from this land! or be ready to die as ho died." American Woman's Magazine. The Rainless District. Ia a recent "Little Curious Note" wo said, remarks the author of that department, that "the dryest region in the world is between tho first aud second cataracts of the Nile. In that part of Africa rain was never known to fall and the natives do not believe the missionaries who tell them about water falling from-the skies. 'T, A. K.,' an Arkansas reader of the "Re public, read the above and then wrote as follows to the editor of 'Notes for the Curious:" 'l think I hare found a Curious note equal to your late African desert article regarding the Nile re gion, where rain is unknown. My quotation is from one of the United States weather bulletins and on that account must be "official." It is as follows: "The most rainless tract in the United States at which regular meteorological observations huve been taken for a series of years is at Fort Garland, Col. At that place less than six inches of rainfall have been re corded annually since 1885, and dur ing three years of that time there was less than two inches of precipitation between January 1st and December 31st. That portion of the Centennial Stato is almost as much of a desert as is any portion of the Sahara, but there are regions within the limits of tho United States that are worse off in this respect than Colorado. There are deserts in Arizona, Utah, Nevado, and California where no drop of rain or due has ever been known. In tiie last-named Stato there are headboards put up to graves of Spanish pioneers which show tho chalk marks that were put on them over 100 years ago, and they are as plain as ou tho day when first made." ' " St Louis Republic. Horses with False Tails. Thero are perhaps half a dozen horses in New York who have false tails. The horse so provided is gen erally a fine animal, perhaps a fino carriage horse. It may have been provided by nature with a poor tail.or it may have lost its own flowing tail in a fire. It is easy to get a tail to match. A small portion of hide is removed with the tail, and when this has been curled tho tail is provided with straps and buckles on the under side to hold it to the tail of tho horso that is to wear it, and the hido at tached is stitched to the crupper of the horse's harness. Tho fact that tho tail is false would not bo discovered except upon closo and careful inspec tion. The tail is taken off with the harness. New York Sun. Woman's Rights Demanded. "We can't carry you," said a Bos ton motorman slowing up his car at tho frantic gesticulation of an elderly woman. "This is a small car." "Well, cun't a female rido on it?" sho unswered. New Orleans Picayuue. Every man in Amherst College is required to undergo a physical exam ination at least once a year and the records of such examinations are kept iu gymnasiums. LIGHTHOUSE LIFE. Eou:;d of Duties tbo Keeper Has to Perform. Interesting Method of Cleaning tho Boacoa Lamp.5. Tho average person knows little of tho details of lighthouao service. In tho United Statu all lights, beacon and buoys aro controlled by the Unit ed States lighthouse establishment. Lighthouses aro classified, being known as of tho firs second, third, fourth and fifth 'order, according to their ligbt giving power. Tho larger lights aro at inch placns as Fire Island and the Highlands of Navosink, and aro the first lights seen from iaoomiug vessels. Second and third order lights are used at Sandy Hook and places similarly located. Most chaunol and harbor lights are of the fourth and fifth order. Some of the smaller lights are in isolated places and are tho most dismal spots in the world. For illustration we will take the "Great Beds" lighthouse in the Rari tan Buy. This lighthouse is one and a half miles from shore. It stands opposite the mouth of the Raritan River and marks tho division between the riverandStaten Island Sound chan nels. Great Beds is about an equal distance from the New Jersey and Btaten Island shores. It derives its name from the extensive oyster beds which are in its immediate vicinity. In Groat Bods lighthouse there are six rooms, one above the other. Tho building stands in twenty feet of wa ter, and was built by sinking iron caissons in the sand and filling them in with rocks and masonry. Tho top of tho base is about fifteen feet above high water mark and is enclosed with an iron railing. There is a walk two and a half feet wide between the railing and tho foot of tho tower. The outsido of the tower is of iron and is filled in with brick, forming a wall more than three feet thick at the bottom, tapering to less than one foot at the fifth floor. All floors and stairs are of iron. An iron ladder reaches from the top of tho base to tho low water mark. Usually when the keeper goes ashore he hangs a rope ladder overboard to the leeward, so ho will be able to make a "landing" when he returns, in case tho storm or tide should carry him past the iron ladder. Just above the base aro two sets of davits, in which the boats are swung, after the manner or lifeboats ou a ship. On entering tho tower wo aro re minded of the hold of a sailing vessel. There aro several pairs of oars, a large quantity of rope, paint and other supplies needed to keep the tower and boats in repair, and many cans of tho best quality of mineral oil to burn in the lamps. In tho center of the room is a cistern for fresh water. This is filled several times a year by a little tank boat called tho "water boat," which hails fram Staten Island. At the top of the cistern is a manhole, through which water is drawn by a bucket with a rope or a boat hook Above this sepulchral room we find the combined kitchen aud living room, which presents quite a homelike ap pearance. The floor is carpeted with a heavy juto rug, and there is a good cooking stove. In this room there are a dish closet and pantry combined, and a closet in which log books and . stationery are kept. A window overlooks the beauti ful Prince's Bay, and in the window is a recess three feet deep, which makes a convenient place to keep the news papers and checker board. Up another flight of stairs is the lamp room. Here the lamps are filled and cleaned and tho chim neys and small supplies are kept. Two lamps are used. One ia lighted at sunset and a fresh lamp is plaoed in at mid night, which burns' till sunrise. The method of cleaning the lamps is inter esting. All tho oil is poured out of both lamps and measured. Then tho burners and wicks are replaced and lighted. Tho wicks are turned up just so the flame will meet around the"" burners aud the lamps are allowed to stand soveral hours until they burn dry. The wicks are then trimmed by wiping off the ash which has formed. The lamps are then thorough ly polished and refilled, the oil being carefiiily measured aad a tooord kept of the q iunhty consumed. 'I he in it room i t titi bedroom. The fifth iilory hi no particular line. U contains no clonrta, and in lighted by port holt s. It is a good j liict! to tnkti aliservations and to hear tho wind whintle. Aseent is bad from here to tho lantern up an iron ladder through a dust proof scuttle. The lantern is a six-sided room of iron and glass. The nix large plate glass win Iowa are polished daily and are covered with curtains during the day to pro tect the lens from the aim's beat. The lens it a thing of beauty. In this lighthouse it is about the size of a Urge sugar barrel It is formed of many crystal prisma in a skeleton brafis frame. These lenses aro mado in Franco. The large ceutral draught lamps aro set inside the the lens and the flamo comes exaotly ia th centre. Great Beds shows a rod light Tho color is given to the light by a deep red chim ney. Outsido tho lantern ia a sky scraping promenado about three feet wide, inclosed with an iron railing. All lighthouses are regularly in spected by officials of the Lighthouse Board, a branch of the navy. Rear Admiral A. E. K. Benham was a Lighthouse Inspector boforo he was promoted, and bis visits were like gleams of aanihine. This is not tho case, howovcr, with all inspectors, es pecially when some new recruit, fresh from Anapolis, puts in an appearance and tries to add to the ever present gloom of theso lonely prisonliko out posts for the protection and guidance of mariners. New York Herald. Latent Heritages. ' " . In some cases we can prove that so-called reversion is simply the mani festation of a feature which is latent in the structure of all tho normal in dividuals of the species. The occur rence of a distinct promaxillary bone in man is an example of this sort of reversion. It is the outcome of the arrest of normal development, and this arrest might have happened to any member of the species. We do not know what causes the arrest, but the view that it is due to some adverse circumstance which has kept the in dividual from completing its develop ment is much more simple and proba ble than the view that the child in herits its distinct premaxilla from any ancestor except its parents. When the son of a beardless boy grows up and acquires a beard, we may be permitted to say that he has inherited his grandfather's beard ;but this is. only a figure of speech, and he actually inherits the beard which his father might have acquired had he lived; nor would the case of a child ' descended from a series of ten or a hundred beardless boys and beardless women be any different If it were to propagate a plant by cuttings, for ten or a hundred generations, under con ditions which did not permit it to flower, we should not be justified in saying that it did not inherit its flower from the preceding cutting ; nor would the case be any different if, for some reason, this preceding cut ting could not bo made to bloom. Popular Science Monthly. i m A Bit of Royal Love. A pretty Btory is told of the first meeetng of the German imperial pair. The Emperor, then a young man of ' 20, was shooting at Prinkemau. Ono day he lost bis way in the park, and . came upon a rustic, rose-covered sum house, where a pretty girl of his own age was sleeping iu a hammock., He did not disturb her, but went on his way, thinking of a little German poem known as the "Briar Rose." Later in the. day he met the girl in ' the castle, and, saying, "Here is my briar rose again," he introduced him self, and fell in love. They were mar ried on his 22d birthday. New York Mail and Express. A Family of Evaiiegllsts. A twelve year old boy preacher, as sited by his father and mother, is con ducting religious revivals in Carter and Lewis counties, Ky., with remarkable results in the number of con verts made. The boy and bis parents each preach for an hour every night, and the services last until long after midnight. Much of the success of the revivals is credit ed to the eloquence and persuasive power of the boy. New York Sun.