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Jmch in America, but nut a ninKlo Mo. Lomiiii 'dmi inoMjtii'. Dr, Tlico.lole, Uctclu lt VHIlti tlll Brazilian Gov. rutneiit to off. r "-().'), 000 t any ono win, will diM-over tho microbe- of yellow fever. What ha become of tho ol l-fnt.il-Soik ,1 lUj whu uscl to wear a pair ol tow Wet chi n, a hickory shirt mid a ' Vtun I ruin.," to school? uska tho New York Recorder. Tho amount of American securities owned abroad in placed at about $2, 000,000,000. Of this aggregate from 500,000,000 to $100,000,000 uro paid annually in dividends and interest. Tho great mass of Indians in tho United States are self-supporting und only about one-fourth receive assist ance from tho Government. Probably ono of tho richest peoples in the world nro tho 1,500 Osago Iudiun, who havo in udditioa to a largo reservation, Lonics and cattle more thau $3,000,000 in tho United States Treasury, from which they receive 3100,000 each quar ter. Tho New York Jouruul of Com merce estimates that bicycles absorb this year about $00,000,000 in tho United States alone. It is stated that tho following trades are suirerers from tho prosperity of tho bicyclo business : Jewelry, clothing, furniture, piano and all classes of mimical instruments, liquors, cigars, theatres, and the en tire rango of objects on which fami lies expend th margins of their in comes that can be spared from tho necessaries of life. Nikola Tesla, the famons electri cian and inventor, has, it is stated, found means for conducting currants of electricity a long distance without reaf wasto of energy. He speaks thus confidently of his discovery: "I am now convinced beyond auy question thut it is possible to transmit electric ity to commercial advantage over a distance of 500 miles, and deliver the current at half the cost of generation by steam. This, of course, is a cur rent generated by water power, aud I only qualify this statement by adding that tho quantity transmitted must be quite considerable. I am willing to stake my reputation aud my life upon this declaration. " Old-world superstition is illustrated by the recent doubling of the number of sentinels arouud the royal palaces in Berlin, on account of tho recent visit of a ghost known as the "white lady." Two sentinel shot themselves while on guard in 1888, one shortly before the death of old Emperor William, and the other a few days be fore the demise of Emperor Frederick, the men in each case declaring before they expired that they had seen tho white lady. The guard is doubled to prevent further suicides. The white lady is supposed to be the ghost of a countess of long ago- who murdered her two children because they con stituted an obstacle to her marriage with a Iloheuzolleru. An entire locomotive-making plant will bo taken soon to St. Petersburg from Philadelphia on the British steamship Lalehain, which has been chartered for the purpose. Tho plant U to be erected at Nijui-Novgorod, tho commercial metropolis of the in terior of tho Russian empire. Con tracts for machinery for the plant, amounting to over $500,000 were awarded to American manufacturers, most of them coming to Philadelphia firms. The plant is to be built for the Sarmova works, au extensive es tablishment engaged iu manufactur ing cars, steamboats, steam boilers and employing 5,000 hands. The lo comotive plant will have a capacity for building 200 engines a year, and will employ about 1,000 hands. All of the foremen and engineers will be Americans. The buildings have been completed and aro now ready to re ceive the machinery. The czar has given valuable encouragement to tke enterprise. Nearly 85 percent of tha railways in the empire are operated by the government, and the new com pany will get a great ehure of tiie work for them. The company will be known as theRnssian-Americau Manu facturing Company. Tho consign ment will aggregate over 3,000 tons. (oltr-l:ocI. On th Itay hill It Mow Jn a - -It'ii ..r v iy ntil dreamy, Ali'l tin' li;iK'lit s-.ftly eh. In It t'' i turn rl. Ii tin. I I'f n i.y, llmnd It ll;ht iih i t'li-r drifts Wln-n th" ((imll I ntuit to whlM!, AihI tho M'ilt,lvo llht-wav" shifts All tho silver of tho thlntlti. Mule fairy Kohl-n tr-.i . In the n, i n low Riiyly waving, All the liuiilni'n) vividly V It It a flood of sunshine lavlnf. Though It Mow Ii siimuier-tlmn, "Tls tho torch of K'lrK'niim yellow That tthluze In autumn's prliin HeU tlm woodland hruwu and mellow. H. K. MuiiWIttti' k In Harpers Weekly. THE ARTIST'S STORY. "I tell you, ladies, declared baud- some and cynical Wilton Robeley, tho artist, "a fortuno teller showed mo tbo imago of my wife- two years before I ever saw her in tho flesh aud thou sands of miles from tho pluco I Hist met bsr." "You aro tho lust man in tho world whoso mind I would think obscured by tho clouds of mysticism," replied the rich Mrs. Austyn, hid friend and patron. "You havo never shown any patience with the charlatans who pro tend to exposo and expound the se crets that a wiso Providenco lias or dained wo should not fathom. And yet you are taxing our credulity with a statement that would be marvelous if true." "I must insist upon my veracity in this instance," smiled tho artist. "Now don't stop to argne.mammB," urged tho elder of the Austyn girl. "There is a story in this, and aftor Mr. Robeley has told it you can re claim him from the darkness of his superstitions aud air your theories. Now do tell us all about it;"and three pretty sisters sighed their curiobity in chorus. "Just so, you don't ask mo to ex plain," said the artist with a quizzical look. "1 shall give yon the remark able facts and leave you to wrestle with them. Eight years ago I was in Paris pursuing my studies, and lived the life of a Bohemian from choice, rather than from necessity. We fel lows held the responsibilities of life very lightly and iaughed at all human phenomena that would not yield to the test of materialism. I was chief among the scoffers, and found bare faced fraud in everything from clair voyancy to tho piercing of tho future through the medium of tea grounds. "Then as now I occasionally broke entirely away from my usual nur rounnings and was one day sauntering alone through Rue do Bouges. As I passed ono of the most pretentious houses I was startled by a scream for help and dashed through the open doorway to find a woman buttling with flames that with great leaps aud flash es were consuming the white draper ies of what struck me as a consecruted altar out of place. Our combined efforts soon mastered the incipieut conflagration. As the woman anoint ed my hands with some soothing lo tion I saw that she was as dark as a gypsy. Her hair rippled back from ber forehead in waves of blue black, her eyes were brilliant in the snmo deep coloring, and her strong, even teeth suggested pblished ivory. She was an amazon in size, yet the sweep ing curves of beauty were such ns to fasoinate the artist while her motions were supple and graceful as those of a tiger. ( " 'Yon aro a gentleman, nnd there is but ono way iu which I can offer return for vour services,' she said as I tnrned to leave. Her voice was soft as the notes of a lute and her accent gave unsuspected charms to my mother tongue. 'I was born of royal blood in India. Through study of the sncred Vedas and the pure doctrine of Karma I at tained the power of divination. Your people would classify me among for tune tellers ; but I am poles apart from the vulgar humbugs that trade upon ignorance and superstitution. Prom ise you will come tomorrow, for I am upset by this accident Then I will be both your historian and your prophet. I shall count on you, m'seur.' "Though I mentally sneered at the woman's pretensions and lay awake half the night assuring myself that I would never seek her ont, I was at her door ten minutos before the ap- pointed time in it d'iy. I will not d men ho tho 'Inner Tctnplo of My i terie' to which tho conducted me, but in tho weird t-fleet of its hangings, mirrors, grotesque curving andmyth icul symbols it challenged the most burdened skepticism. Throwing tho white light of a goldon lump upou my fuco with a powerful rt (lector, she generalized upon my past life at any shrewd judge of human naturo might do. Thcu suddenly knitting her brows and leaning closer sho slowly spelled out 'Mnrci'u Arnold.' " Tht in tho iiaino of tho girl you will marry, 'she announced in a dreamy voice, 'and there you see her.' "With that tho lights faded to tho dimueim of deep twilight, and thero followed tho darkness of tho dungeon. Opposite mo as if in life whs the image of tho sweet and beautiful woman you know as Mrs. Robeley. Never before had I beeu dominated by tho tender passion, but thero I was fathoms deep iu love with what might havo beeu uu enchanting illusion or a superb paint ing. So deeply was I impressed that after leaving in a bewilderment of doubt I sketched tho mnguillcent creature so indelibly in-pressed upou my memory. "Eighteen months later I was in southern California enjoying the medicinal virtues of the climate, aud finding subjects in somo of the delight ful scenery. Ono morning Iliad my easel at tho edgo of a wooded precipice overlooking a charming spread of landscape. Tho velvet carpeting of gra8 and moss had failed to warn me of apju-oaching footsteps, and when 1 tnrned it wus the startled movement caused by a half-suppressed scream. Thero were two ladies, tho elder anxiously supporting tho younger, whose face was blanched and whoso eyes wero fastened upou mo as though I were a terrifying apparation. It was tho girl the Indian sorceress had showu mo in Paris; but what did she know of me? As sho sank down under the weight of her emotional hastcied to a near-by e2'r'nS fr water, and when I returned her eyes were upon mo in that same fixed and troubled look. " 'What can bo the matter, daughter? You havo alwavs been so strong aud vigorous.' " 'Is your name Ileury Morton?' asked the younger of me, without heed ing I ho mother's question. " 'It is Wiltou Robeley,' I respond ed quietly. At that instant it flashed upon me that iu a desire to conceal my identity I had given tho name of Henry Morton to tho fortune teller. Then with the inspiration of an anx ious lover I added: 'But I have a cousin of that name who bears a strik ing resemblance to me.' "My immediate reward was a revival of strength and spirits on the part of the young lady. The mother intro duced herself as Mrs. Gilsen, and thcu said: 'Lucy, wo had best get back to the hotel.' " 'Lucy Gilsen?' nnd yet it was her presence that had been conjured up as my bride to be. Sho was the girl ol my sketch and my dreams. The next day I called at tho hotel to inquire after her. I culled often. We walked, drove, painted and boated together. I came to kuow through the iutuitjou of love that she was not indifferent to me. Ono evening as we drifted lazily through the water .lilies sho handed mo a sketch of myself and naked: 'Is that a picture of Henry Morton?' "It's perfect," I answered though dmnfonuded. A shadow of anger crossed her face, und she wus about to teur the picture to pieces when I caught her hands and suddenly showed tho reproduction of herself that I had made in Paris. It was her turn' to be surprised, and when I toid her of my experience at tho fortuue teller's on Rue de Bouges, giving her the date, she quickly exclaimed: " 'Why, I was. thero with Marcia Arnold. Mamma and I did Europe that eensou, and we two girls visited that Indian princess just for a lark. That was where I saw Henry Morton, whom I was told fate had decreed as my future husband.' "Before we rowed home it was all explained, and the sequel of our strange experience was a happy mar riage. The dusky prophetess, who hod confused the uame of the two girls was a cultivated fraud. It was all a trick of tb mirrors, ladies." De troit Free Press. A SurKlr.nl Opei atioi,. , r. Sutter performed a il.Cl--i.it ur gieal operation at tho City ho-piUl le eetitly. JiHiie ll iyei, a buibt r, Win in his shop on Park averitiu hi n tho building wm destroyed by the tornado of My 27th,and besides other iojutirn had Lis riht inn broken U tweeii tho shoulder and tho id bow. His arm was set by a surgeon, but for somo renou tho bone did riot grow togethcr.and he has suffered gri at pain and been un able to uso his arm sinre. A few davs ago ho applied to Dr. Sutter and tt plained tho naturo of his injuries. Ua was told the only way to nlievo Lim would bo to join tho bono together by artificial means, so a day was de cided upon for tho operation. Ho was placed on tho operating table and chloroform administered to him. Dr. Sutter then made a Jong incision ia th flesh and bending tho arm at tho broken place, caused both etuis of tho broken bone to protrude clear of tho flesh, to ennblo him to operato on the in without interference, II o then I sawed off tho rough end of ench fnc tured part, and a smooth, even sur fuco was then secured. Ho then sawed each end of the bono half woy through, about an iuch from tho end, ono beiug sawed on tho top, and tho other on tho under side, and then cut each eiid lengthwise to meet tho cut previously made, thus taking out a pieco of tho bono an inch long and half its thickness. Both ends were then placed togetherand tho broken bono was mortised evenly and smoothly. To hold the ends firmly together a hole wus drilled through tho bones at the poiut where they wert mortised and au ivory peg driven iut; the bole, binding tho eudsseourely tc gether. Tho iucision wos then sewed up and tha injured arm placed in spliuts. Mr. Hayes was then revived aud later in tho day went to his home. Dr. Sutter says the arm will bo about on inch shorter thau it originally was, but otherwise it will give Hnyes no inconvenience after it knits (irmly to gether, which will tuke about four weeks. The muscles, Dr. Sutter say, willl accommodate themselves to the shortened length of tho arm.--St. Louis Globe-Democrat Double Shots at (iame. The pi ido of a sportsman is to make a good double at game. Tuke a ruffed grouse hunter, for instance. Ho puts up two of the birds at once. They go whirring off through tho brush and are brought down one after tho other. That makes the hunter hnppy. A Texas deer hunter riding along on horseback once saw a couple of deer leap from their "beds and start off on a jump. He dropped both, one with each barrel; they were big bucks. A hunter in Wisconsin saw three bears fleeing away through the timber. Ho killed two of them and wounded the third so that he got it the next day. A German hunting hares with a 16 gauge shotgun loaded with No. 3 shot saw two deer running, one behind the other. He killed them both at twenty yards. Men on the plains in the days when antelopes were far moro plentiful than uow used to get within shot of a bunch aud then, by shooting the leaders, manage to get all the bnnoh. It was tho same with elk, while buffaloes were killed by dozens; but such shots were not pleasing to tho men who made them in any other sense thau that they brought so much money. This was market hunting. A Perfect Woman. When Sam Jones was holding his meetings in Dallas on one occasion he said: "Thero is no such thing as a perfect man. Auybody present who bus ever known a perfect man, stand up. Nobody stood up. "Those who havo ever known a per fect woman, stand up." Ono demure little woman stood up. "Do you kuow au absolutely, per fect woman?" asked Sam, somewhat amazed. ' ', , "I didn't know her personally," re plied the little wotuuu, "but I hve heard a great deal of her. She was my husband's first wife." Texas Sifter. . Daniel Morris of Atlantic City hss given 8-15,760 for the purpose of build ing an orphan asylum and industtial home on a farm at Hopewell, N. J. The Kiln. O'er lh 'in!!, y, th 1 III nn-1 the j f - '1 ruin! th'. rtiln' lh ruin' Th" .I u-ly I, ilex ihn ilr wiU ili i lii ; A Ue.-J.er rri;Ti-. I th fin.' W 111 "t.llli, Atel thi worl'l trru k'ii-I at l!,.i nwirt rt frnln Of th hr!(;ht, ahmiieUiii; n'.i. sT th" willey, the hill ftii'i lb'' in'ri 1 lie rain' lh ralii! th tu n' How It illir.j li-s th il.. t of t!n II. i.l an I1 latin Ale! t UiJ t th vluletii out B'fiiu! How th" wi.rl.l tliuuki (io.l f -r th" we t re fraln Of tin) iTlh'ht, liliouielilitf ruin! K. I., hui.ton. iit'Monors. "What must a man do, doctor, to attain a ripo old age?" "Live." She-Wus there any particular thing about tho towu which struck you? Ho Yes ; a bicycle. Girl Weren't you surprised when ho proposed? AiiotherGiil No. Why should I be? I'irst Girl Everybody tlho was. Ono of tho ironies of life is the fact that tho man who has money enough to pay as ho goes can get all the credit Le wants. Old Gentleman You want my . daughter? Why.she's only just grad uated! Young Man I kuow.sir; but sho'il get over that. Mrs. Quiverful (sternly) What was going on in the parlor lust night? Ethel (blushing) Only my engage ment ring, mamma Bride (at the wel ling to best men) Why is marriage often a fuilure? Best Man Because the bride does not marry the best man. "Tell mo a story, grandma," "What kind of astory doyou want, Tommy?" "Tell me a story .with plenty of rais ins and candy in it and a dog." . Social Risks Why is it considered unlucky to look at a funeral proces sion from under an umbrella? "Some fellow might want to borrow it." Miss Antiquo (school teacher What does w-h-i-t-e spoil? (No answer.) Miss Antique What is tho color of my skin? Class (in chorus) Yellow. "Thero is a pleasure In the pathless wood" ' Wrote Uyron, and these simple words re veal, Although tho pot naturo understood, He didn't know a thing about a wheel. "I understand, then," concluded the interviewer, "that your success was achieved at a bound?" The India Rubber Man nodded his head gravely. No Wonder. Mra Talkalot What does inako you talk so much in your sleep, Joseph ? Joseph Gosh I it's the only chunco I ever get. Hoax Poor Bjones has to. run all the errands and cook his own meals. Joax What's tho trouble? Hoax He was foolish enough to buy his wife a bicycle. McScorcher My baby has had the wind colic for two days. Sikleface What caused the trouble? McScorcher The poor kid tried to cut its teeth on my pneumatic tire. Ardent Lover If you could see my heart, Belinda, you would know how fondly Up-to-Date (producing Roentgen camera) I intend to see it, George. Sit still, please. "I'm afraid that when Yappy and that Miss Prettyold are married she will run the whole establishment." "Aud why not? She will be the senior partner by at least 10 years." Mrs. Jimsmith George, what does "carte blanche" mean? Jimsmith It refers to the way a man feels when he has got 825 in his pocket and hi wife hus gone away for a week. "Just got a letter from Mildred. She's enjoying the country' so much. She says: 'Every dny at sunrise a neighboring rooster rouses us with his early morning lay." "Early morning lay? What's the matter with the hens on a strike?" A X.CTT, Sign. Mildred Have you heard the newa about Charles Hinks and Mabel Bux ton? Adelaide No ; what is it? Mildred He's iu love with her. Adelaide How do you know? Mildred He worked two hours at a stretch last night trying to teach her mother to ride the bicycle. Cleve laud Leader.