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The old country weekly--how deafly 1 love it! From erttp city unilv I (niok ttiro nido To ivart it qaiilnt 'leader," the iieud- iuir above it, A hoary lieaded editor'8 joy and bU I pride: i Iti column! of looftli in which all tho I doinx of ItlMBM and Mlgbbor M leneljr AN told: The births, dcatliH and aeeidents, wed dings and wooing) The nherilf's nad notiee Oi land lo be nold; jt erude eorreipondcnoei ine villa gcr'i oa per j its tritelj told ttoriei of mutuvh and Joy 1 hey all may he found in the country i newiipaper The old country paper I read when a boy. - V. II. T. Shade in the Plttebvrg t IbrontolcTeletfraph. SAN Gl.liMfcNTE. B We Have Left the Old Year JSC AND About 50 miles off the coast of California, nearly opposite! San Diego, lies the barren, lone y and half-known island of San Clemente. The trip is usually a rough one, Hut in summer time, at leant, Wilson's Cove oilers a comparati mailer birds, such as linnets safe harbor, and if one kt) .! sparrows, which live prin- the locality well it is not hard clPaily in the canyons. There . . . , ,, are no squirrels on the island, to land on the steep, boulder- 8nake8 nA frogs are also un strewn beach. Prom the shore known here, but in their place the bare hills rise abruptly on! are multitudes of silent sun all sides, broken only by a little I loving lizards. In the canyons terracing, The first impression one may catch an occasional given by the island and con- glimpse of a wary fox; but gen firmed by a study of its struc-1 erally the only large animal ture as a whole is that of a I seen are the herds of wild goats, m Caught m wi the M One. jjj Hi m m iU m m m in Our Beef, Pork and Mutton Is killed here, not shipped in. and is Consequently, PKESH AND SWEET. If you want something Choice, .(nicy. Sweet and Cheap. Call and you Will get it. OSCAR HAWKINS will have charge of the block. OUR GROCERY STOCK X At present, as it was in the past, UPTO'DATE Thanking you for past favors we are yours Illy, Sharp & D onley , great block of the earth's crust, tipped up on the side toward Catalina, and very little alter ed by erosion. San Clemente forms a pasture for thousands of sheep and a smaller number of cattle, and Wilson's Cove is the headquar ters of the sheep herders when they are on the island. That is chiefly in the spring and sum mer, for during the rainy sea son not only do the sheep need less care, but the island is often unapproachable on account of rough weather. At such sea sons one old man. who had lived there for 80 years, used to and the sheep and cattle, scarce ly less wild, which are pas tured here. The most striking features of the island's topography, next to the terraces themselves, are the canyons which cut across thein. There are no gradual descents from ridge to canyon, but a chasm yawns without Warning across the level plain of a terrace, its walls dropping almost vertically into deths which can only be guessed. To scale these walls is in most cases an utter impossibility. Even at the most favorable points the path which winds have the island to himself, and down to the bed of the canyon His siicie is so steep ana rough might see no human face for a 11(1 up again three monts at a time. cabin stands just above the shore at Wilson's Cove, and near it are the few rough build ings used by the sheep men. The place is usually known as Gallagher's. The only water supply here is rain caught during the winter season in tanks. The joys ot living in tl: is favored spot are further enhanced in summer time by strong winds which How through a gap in the hills, bringing from the naked slopes clouds of dust. The more level regions of the . . , . , , ' beds can give any idea ot the island remind one constant v of ( c . . , , c . . ., - force of the torrents winch foam T it 4 I IkL orf ' 1 1 I , . . ,. . . ...... .... 4 ........ I i V i i i 1 1 ! I'lti'ti ).' Km mtt V " U1i winter me larger canyons. in the spring there are flowers, but they soon wither, and the sum on the opposite that only a mountain-bred animal could follow it. The hard-riding Mexican herders will not trust themselves to their sure looted horses in crossing some of the canyons, and anyone ac qualnted with the class knows that a trail which will make a Mexican dismount must be bad indeed. In the dry season not a stream is flowing anywhere on San Clemente. Only the great deth of the canyons cut in the solid which i i .... ; are scattered over their idea of the and roar through the gorges in Neither words nor pic tures can do justice to the wild i ness and immensity of San rilpmi'ntp'c fimAtfMinhu In irun. tner aspect of the island seemsi , , , fi.-i ,. . , , leral. 1 he depth of the canyons, ilQ iii.iiM i ...... In ..,.,... .. K J ' " the broad expanse of the ter races, the height of their cliffs its normal one there is grass, in others only cactus, or a little low under brush, and two species of inesembryantheinnm, which are called "salt grass" by the herd ers. Not only camp sites, but stone implements and human bones remain in considerable numbers to testify to the form er occupation of this island by Indians. The desert like character of the island is intensified by the almost absolute stillness. Birds of all sortsare much fewer than on Catalina. Except for a few fcU"ows seldom heard there Blia to be none but the and the roughness of the coast are all belittled in any general view, and figures are powerless to measure grandeur. We sailed out of the cove in the sunset, and this was otn last view of San Clemente; the waters around us silver blue, the rugged cliffs rising above them, black against the saffrbn sky, and nestled in the shadow of those beetling hills, the little cabin, pathetic in its loneliness, with the sturdy old man sitting on the porch, his dogs and fowls around him. watching the vessel out of sight. Land of Sunshine. Reflections of a Bachelor. If the women wore trousers probably the mice would do all the screaming. A woman's griefs are never as deep as a man's, because she be lieves they are deeper. If a man never lied about any thing to a woman she would be lieve nothing he ever said. A woman never loves a man with a reservation; a man never loves a woman without one. A girl likes to have men pro pose to her so she can boast about it to the other girls; a man likes to have girls propose to him so he can boast about it to himself. A really sweet laugh is one that you listen to after it has stopped. A man never loves but once; the other times he is smart enough to let her do the loving. When a woman sits in church with a sad, far-away look in her eyes she isn't always think ing about heaven. A man can feel real comfort able with only a pipe, but a woman needs a fashion paper, a Mother Hubbard and some body to take down her hair. When a man gets beaten play ing duplicate whist he says it is so long since he has played he has got rusty; when a woman gets beaten she says the cards must have got changed around wrong. To a woman whose heart really mourns, crape ought to seem ridiculous. Job probably never rented a flat with hot water furnished from the basement. The average woman hates to have her long haircut off almost as much as she does to give up a trump when she plays whist. Every man in his heart be lieves that it would be an honor to any woman to marry him. If he didn't, he wouldn't de sire that any woman should. Until she is really in love a woman can never understand how she can be miserable and at the same time know she would be a lot more miserable if she weren't. New York Pres3. Women As Criminals. "Hen" Bohen, a veteran Ran Prancisco detective captain, gives his views of women as criminals in these philosophic axioms: Women as criminals are very smart, but they cannot keep crime hidden so we'l as a man. A woman is more desperate in love affairs than in anything else. Men get desperate about money matters. If a woman of the criminal type loves a man she will, as a rule, do almost anything to win him. It is difficult to convict wom en of murder; the jurors are men, and they sympathize. Men don't want to have worn en hanged, but a jury of women might go to the other extreme. Women don't like women as well as men like men. A woman has no sympathy for another woman who has done wrongs, but often a man has sympathy for a wrong-doing fellow and will help him out. If a man doesn't like a man he wants to have the other know it. It is just the reverse between two women. A half-way decent woman will do anything to hide a crim inal who is her lover. Get a woman in a tight place 1 1 t it a ii uu sue win ten about a crime quicker than a man would. When a woman is led to be Heve that a man has given her up she is apt to tell about his crimes. The Duke Wellington once hanged an army contractor for supplying his troops impure food. But this was long before the time when Alger and "Em balmed Beef" came into history. St. Louis Republic. Men kill themselves when they are broke; women don't. TIM women can stand it better and are more used to it. Most of the suicides of women are on account of desertion. When a man is deserted he gets another girl and begins life over. SanPrancisco Ex aminer. People Going West or Northwest Should not fail to write John DeWitt, Traveling Passenger Agent, Burlington Route, St. Louis, Mo., in order to get the best rates, the best train servi ces and those traveling com forts which characterize this railroad. Letters of inquiry will always be answered with that fair dealing which has made the Burlington Route what it is--the road that can take the best care of you to any point in the west. 47 u tf. Household Hints. Do not forget tl at an invalid bould not touch pork, and boilld be given veal or lamb only in the form of soup. Don't furiiinb a room facing north in blue or any cold color. Yellow or golden brown hang ing will produce the tiled ot perpetual sunshine. Black moldings with black mats are the newest and best liked for the platinum tinisli pictures. especially photo graphs, and the oval form is perhaps considered the most el egant. A book she It for the cook books on household economy should bang in every well-regulated kitchen, where they can be readily consulted. A slate and pencil should bang leside this, where the cook may make a memorandum of supplies needed. Absorbent cotton in one ot the nicest things for removing; floating globes of fat from the soup, where time cannot be al lowed for it to cool and harden before reheating and serving. Take a small bit of the clean cotton, wipe deftly over the top of the soup, and every bit of the fat will be absorbed. Women might teach them selves a gocd deal about the care of their skin by recalling how the delicate skih of an in fant is cared for. If it chafes or chaps it is anointed. Al ways, it is sootlved after the bath with a (Just of fragrant, harmless powder, and it is care fully protected from excessive cold, heat or dust. Umbrellas should always be set to dry open, with handle on floor. If allowed to dry shut up, the moisture stands so long at the top it rots the silk and -usts the wires. Do not keep an umbrella in its case or roll ed when in the bouse, as the silk thus tightly creased soon cuts into holes. In rolling up an umbrella for its case grasp the ends of the frame rods tight ly with one band near the han dle, and roll from the opposite end with the other hand; un less the frame is thus held in place it is twisted and loosened in the rolling process. Cincin nati Enquirer. In trying to rediscover one lost art a young Norwegian has rediscovered another lost art. After spending six years trying to temper copper, he accident ally learned how it could be welded, and very cheaply at that. The latest is: "This Govern ment will ignore the Cuban As sembly's action in regard to de posing Gen. Gomez." Of course it will. It ignores every policy which tends to liberty and clashes with self-interests and greed. The administration is paving the way to expand over Cuba as it has over the Philip pines. Liberty, Blorxl and Hon or go for naught when weighed in the balance with Greed. Judge Gibbons of Chicago, in rendering a decision declar es: "A veteran can be iriven no preference in a Civil Se rvice examination. A. L. Brown, a vet, whose examination was 18 points below that of John Ma loney, was given a position be cause he was a vet and Maion- ey made a test case of it and ousted Brown. The investigating committee has interviewed the Chicago Packing Houses and you may safely bet it will give" Embalm ed Beef" a clean bill of irood health.