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ANTS AS FIGHTERS.
THE TINY WAfiniORS ARE PBHOCIOUS IN BATTLE. tin Vlelniia Are Tlief Tlinl Itven llir l.nrWoat Alilmnla llitre Nut Mmrl Tli I'm In Cmiiliht A Mnn WIihhi Tlii-tr tllira Slmlc n llitvlnu M mi I II it. I ah turn of nix A trwi-buM minora Kim wet routed fnim llKflr rtimi by n i iuvIhn nut nrmy." Mill n rwliihiK fxpirt wlm lately arrirwl from Vmu- uimiIii "U'm mlnMlml I m Tuft, IIib It vnder without making a light, mill r. I w.i K-xxl reoeoiis. In the Hint pbinn wo Mould bare m$ the wnfat of two em-uunter, and. Secondly, we know (lint If wo tut thorn nlutiu they would do tM good aorvle. "Shortly after dawn ono Monday mr native cook burst In iihii us with tliu news (hut mi woro about to ho attack (41 Uy mi Bnny of num. Wo ImO hoard anntlKli it I wilt nut nrinlea to know vflml tit lie. Wo arose hastily, nml ev ery otllico of prorlslnus tlmt wiih not settled In can m In Jam wus hurriedly pllml on n lalil. tho four log of whldh woro humors! hi iih many Imslns of M'utor. livery iiihiiu.ivci' tlmt In knott'u (0 the armies of clvlllxed humans you may wifely expect front an nut nntty, bill tho llttlu lilnck wurrlorx linvo tiovor Umnod to awlm. Our provision thus pratoeled, wo left tho vamp to Itself anil wont out to ivcnnuoller for tlto In rotters nml In watch their uswiult from n distance Tho nrmy was mak lilK fnlr tltuo. An Irregular nteh of black 10 font wlil nml double nH long wan awarmlnR atewllly toward our camp. Ah tho nrmy wnii In no wny dlsttirlwd hy our pitmence It wmi hm sjlile to uiinmoh ltd linos closnly. There tit II h t have Ihioii mllllnim uniii Millions of llltlf Milieus luurchlug hip to A I til IliHUl IIIIII'cllOll till) lufltl' or. on wont tho uniiy. up tho pouts of Ilic cnmpiiiiil tlii'ii wlihlii. "Ohco within, thu iiriuy spread Itaolf n nil directions, forming hundreds of Utile attacking sirtle. Tho oniup was an old ml in Ihntehed nffnlr nml ho In foaled with scorpions, eontlpeds nml Spider Hint wo hnil been on tho (mint Of destroying It. Now, however, tho itiMM limit come mill would clean liomto for tin, and therefor thoy woro wol Oflliii'. Tho nuta swarmed up tho Jolsta nml tliu dry leafy walls, nml wherwvor then- wan a sphlur or it bug thoro won n brief tuaslu nml n dum) foo. Miif Ihoro vm hlRKor jinuio In atoit for tho Invniloix "Tho iitnr Iwltlo wnn with on hit iuoiiw ooiitlpoil. (1110 of tho lilululi gray kind, nbuul hovoii IuvIii'n Iiuik nml am lilu nrniiml iin your inlddlo Mnjif. llt diirtod out of it holo lllcii u liliiu MriWk, ovlili'iitl.v tnmtltiK to hU nnyi nml mipciior Mtviiiiih to run UiroiTijIi Mio ciii'iny' raiikx. Hut ho didn't k three (Cot U'foro ho wiim Htuppod. AiiIh lltnrnlly ootori'd lilin. Ho tuniod on hluikelf nml awopt tlii'iu from IiIm Intel;, hut hofore ho hud koiio uiiiithcr threo twl ho wiih hurliil hi'iienth nuottinr :iv:irui of IiIh plucky nnxalliiutH. And thou tn'can u llchl tu tho iloutli. AkiiIii nml n Kill n ho Nui'pt hid tormoutiirri from litre Imek whllo fruin nil Mdos hitrrleil MtivuuiM of antH to Inko tho lilne.i of fiilh'ii cfiiumiliw. Tho wrls ylltiK of tho lilx follow Iiik'iiiiio Iom rlo ioiit nn tho flxlit proiireDsoil, ami 11 nit t ly, nflor uu olTorl. which I well Imon wn it ilipcntte (nut oiio, ho loitiiilnml atilct whllo whnt 111 I lo llfo wiih loft In tIIm wnn liltten out of him. letter, when (he nrmy hnd retrontod nml whim wo lint! HWopt up tho cenllpudM nud hoop ploua nml lluinlri nml n tnmntuln which tho nut nrmy hud vumiulxliod, wo put tho hero of tho Mm Imttlo un der u ipmrlx iiiHculf.vUiK glnnn. Tho IkhIIok of dead nutn ittlll t'liui),' to tholr foo. I'rotii IiIm Uiek, from IiIh Iuk. from wherorpr thoro miih n elinnoo for n hold, tho IhhIIoh of uutri dniiKlod, hold Iiik on, 1 mipHxo, liy their tooth. "I'orhnpK you woudur whnt would linppdti to n mini who would tindor toko to IlKltt nu nrmy of nutH, moium liiK. of coiirw, tbnt tho man rolliHi on IiIh unttinil iiiohiih of dofoiiMo-hlH Jtnmlrt nul foot. I inn lioat lllmitrnto that by tho mro Hlnry of uu iiiifortu Ditto who wnii liroimht to n lnwillnl In Ouinwtn uhortly bvforp my roliiiii liowo. Tho lunii wan a i-ihiIIo who hud workttd on n ouoou plantation In n orook not far from (.'nrnptiH. Kollowlm,' u hjihlt of moiiib of Ida countryman, tho osello, itwlMK to the hant. hnd loft Ida cntnp nml atrotchiHl hlmai'tr mi Out ground to iap dtitdooro. ISxnctly iVIutt followtHl no tliu can any with cor nlnty. I'rojiumiihly ho waa aurraumlod anil envarwl liy uu nrmy of nutH lw foro he nwakonml. At dawu tho ahrlokk nuil orlaa of n innn In aKony aroual (lib UtfnatfR of tho oniup, who rati out to lunrn the ontiM. 'Tim man vrm KtliMilatliiK wlliJf and anllltiK for help, wltllwl It o,ulrni wl ami wrtthatl nml ulappud IiIh faoo a)Hl nock ami rht ami laga In n iiind ctfert lo rlap hluiaolf all over at one'. Jle waa Htamllnic In tua inldat of an arm' of auu and waa too diatractol .with mln to run away. Then b dhl (xxnctly what n imiithar or laoimixl doan Sflicn be U IwIuk ovaraoma. T)m nmh lltrow hlwlf to the ground to roll hU tBtWMler to death. A aiHgle aetlvo whllo wan eotild haro mv Uie ioor wrateh. hut tho fctitnoliwJ, barolrywl coalhw tin rod not. or thought not. of rawHH. while tho vlttw lilwhclf wan ipo (inmwl with agony to took otbr tltau lustitut relief. Kroui a allcbt Hr aemtl oxiMrionro I know the mar fol low trail liuniliiK lit u lire whlalt would take houri te kill him. Ml'lualy a liynUmler tenalnad bin wit ami rttMkMl lulu the whlal of the nmiy awl draffawl the wan a ft or bliti ami lbnw biw Into Ik rroofc. Tlw roiMit' eoaw toe lata. Tbe vlettiu Ik, oaiM HHWMwkMia. Ilia rotvoty. brown al'jn wm h (rfak iiiaaa of raw blien yhH bf mm to too koaptial. I e wa yaWMl M awl foot, u miulai-. hMn toMttooooa sol loo waa that ho waa bo uu oatrn by nut."-Kew York Sua. UTILIZING THE GOUT. It Ha l'niifr lo Unollin (tie Man Willi n Crnckail Nttoe. "Kvrry now nml thuu," anld n mnti of tnoilerate meant. "aninethlUK hap iohr to remind me thnt I nut only n iwvlre In tho art of Ufa. Tor liiMmiro, iny aliooa ware woarltiff out, nud III olio of tliom thoro wn nu ualy eraek In tho top. If tltero Ik one thln mom dla IHrtiliiK to me ttian another, It U tho Nlfht of u ahoi on one of my foot with n halo In Hip lop. Hut I had not tho money wherewith to liny another (talr, nml. though It may worn rltllctilotw, I iDitlilu't very well niare tho iiinrter tltut It would eiwt for a iKitcli, to any tmthliiK of the fuel Hint n puti'liitd ahw la little I os uimlKliily lit my oyos thml (die with it holo 111 It. "U'ulklUK. Ill tlilM prtHlleniuout. olio day, 1 met a friend, Ihmi tnontta, m faniH i know, woro tittle, If any, ki er than my own. lltt now lutil In the top of one of hi trimly hhtekotl kIioo it carvftdty rut nuinil hole. Mluco I hnd litNt fouu him he hud npiwreiilly prna pored eiiiitisli lo liaro arot tho KOtit, n fiiot mi wtilc-h I vonttirtal to coinuiout. " 'Wliy,' ho aald, 'you can Kt praetao ly the miiiie kind of trout with u Htlr of ahoars.' And then ho mulled. I to atwiiyn wna itlltho nud Rny, uo nmlter whnt bolldwl. "Well, when t cot homo I oulnrgtHl that holo In the top of my h1kv to thu Hire nud I'eHpoctHhlllly of it coiit open Iiik. ami now, when I go down lit tho moriilUK on tho elevated, I don't hold tlmt foot with tho broken ilino curled timlor the nent, Imett of tlto other nukle, aa thotiBli I hud u curloiiH luililt that way, but I place It buhlly out lu front, nud I rend the paper with tho nlr of n innn who In koIiij; down town with bin htirphiN InlorcNt money to tnku a llttlu Dior In HtiK'k.i."-ClileH)fo lttler Ooenu. AWED BY THE AUTKORS. Hut tlx nuil lit- Mr. Wllllnni lut ()rr UlN Tliuldllr, Monte day Hirbuw .lonao I.,vncli Wll llntiiM amy follow hU liook uC iiowhhi per Htorloa with hoiiio HkolchoH of iiuik anlne utltco llfo. lie him had export viioeti, nud ho cuti wrlto thorn, Iluie Ih oiio of thoin: "Whuu I flmt went to Hcrlbuot'n MiiKaxIno," bu Mild, "I wnn n wntklmt lull noailiiii point. Tho editor would toaa a letter ncroas tho tablo Jimt lllto ii I'omiuoii ploco of nper, Hiiyluj; 'Jldro'fl n luttor froci KIplltiR. U'h nil HkIiI.' It mlcht iih well linvo boon, it tmto from bin tailor. "1 Blood by nml Nhlrorod nt tho kac rltoKo. Ami tho typowrltmul Thuy would pound out letter to Meredith, -Jtocktoii, JnuioK, ItowelU nml Kip line Juki aa they mllit linvo done to ino, without oliuncliiK a feu turn or jiibNliiK n .piiiietuntlou mark, uud I marveled at tliulr mirvo. Ono day it htotit, mhldlo itKod iiinti brtiHhud by mo In thu olllco. Vo bi'KRvd eneli othor'a pntdou. " 'Hold on a minute,' railed tho odi um '1 want to speak to you, llowoll.i,' " 'In thut IIowvIIb?' 1 UbUcd tbo oflloo hoy. " 'Huro.' "'.Mr. llowcllaV "yi-H.' ; v;: . "Mr. W. Ih IIowollH? " 'Cort.' " 'Mr. William Dwm llowollr " 'The an hip.' "And I Htiftly ciireaxod tho aloevo that tho novullHt had brushed acnlmt as If It had been touched hy a saint. Hut nflor nwhllo tho foollnc of nwo woro off. Wo deal In nuthorx. Tltnt'a our IiiihIumh." I'bltftdtlphln tiaturduy Uvetiliid Post. A LOVBIt'S FA P. E WELL A Uiilniililunpn, "Aro you atiHriitlttouy" anld oiui youiiK lady tn another lu n conndntlnl chat. "No; tlmt la, 1 never was until yoa torday. A very HtrmiKo HiIur occurred to a friend of initio then, nud now 1 do not know whether I nut diiperHtl ttous or not. It happened lu HiIn way: Hlio mill I woro hltilnff In hor room, and slto va tolling mo tho detail of hor marrhiKo ouRiiKouiuut, which bad been broken oir tlmt very day. Whllo alio wn talkliiK alio rnUfd her loft itiin nml throw It oror tho buck of tho elmlr where cite wna Hilling, uud aa who did eo a honvy link bracelet fell to tho lloor. It whh hor onsnKoment brace let uud hnd boon lockod nu Iter arm for more than a year. How or why It enmo unfnatoiiH) I do not know." Detroit I'ree l'iua. Kanmn Ilimliiiiii1. A woman taken trot ooiiHolatloti In thltiklns thnt wiitte day whwi alio la In Id lu tbe cold, cold Kmuiid her hua Iwud will wlh ho had her hack to tell her bow aorry he la Hint ho treuted hor no iitw u. Hhe liuHKlttoa him weepliiK orer tlw ami uud wIhMuk bo could aee her, If only for a uioineiit, to nak her forulvoueai. ltut be will net appear In auch n acene. On (he contrary, ho will probahly bo ebaalua; after front e other " owaa. AtebUei Ulobo. Illu Xiuirr, Ono of tbe laraeet ami moet oumlior Home forms of money Is found lu Con tral Afrtea, where tbe native ttso a iruciruriii liwot of copiwr ero over 10 iHcbMi long. It la Umvy enough lo lie a forttiblable weapon. Natal'a bliMtMtMMtto are extluet. Tbo hut herd taa rutectml by the Koreruuiftit uu n rwMirrntloii near I3tit ban. but dhl at iiiuob damaao to tbe numHiMdlHg augar plautattoiw tbnt or der wore Kltrau to Itave It deaiiwywl. 'VUa yreoeutnihin of tbo frowlmii of n eity or borouiik In Hnaktwl Ih now h morv cooiplluii'ui. wblt'b dooa not oon fr any iibat-4Ullal or exceptloiial prlr itiav. HiKirilx imed t sli 1 at H dale frara I .. Uof iateud ujr toe Uukf i.f Vnrk, aftartrurd Jam if. 0a. larrm, nt lUtllftf, llnr iu Hi tivti MX, Thwti I $it u ltk fMt -fmln Am! nl ny (run fmt nnr. I W ImiwI ilwt Um I eniht In Ati I know I hii lot In ftm ltu ti "loit twtcr awfe." Yrt I i I'M taat mi itiwia In ifi tu imlf twl hH, IW I Mll bar Imtm It UIMf, HwviIi II tn4 Wan hint in tu. 1( JtW IrKl Blrt tnl4 HH Ifllt Ihil rwtr Mt w itun Itt tjt, I iketiw ml Mri kaena lh( ejr lbit cnuliii Biy htrt t4f. Vit, why ibtuM t rkly MaM ;eti fl U Ihvofliti In utf Iwnii fyl Tr'J inr.eHn ImhI biml thai lid m Ti Im ra I J. Ami wnr I mint lil'U my uttnrr, ii I did mt Imw brluft, Ami t It wr In tlUiiK T W tpokin of lit HMfc lf ttow I know I t.i Hat TVt hf that nl ltrt iMh rbl, ltl I writ HII my ItM hmMi Ta mWr blr my wit ll llilkr JHll faoif, And Inrtf miy ll UrrHthl ttAm On IN IiIim tt t It in rtiownf II Mill brtm M nmr on inlrn, Mitt l itrtth hti rtbhnl tm, IV thtn I wild Iin ;ou (till. mwld hiTt Hmfd nif To k nllli i tlioner will. Kow Ii my dftiin but trrw, And My hMrt lulh win l hin, ItHMtmbttlnit tin rniftjr pfwulat AmI th It Hut wi mI n mdi- Itai(rabf1 tU st Tint hrMldit I frultlen hi tln, Aixl th ltl thnt I UM Itt in hour I Md It I ltd loit It main, t HttHaikni my Mul'a Wit trriiuro ' drift on ltttHUii tM 1 lr KU"fMl llft't Utrcit Mi9tn Ttmrt Hill turn no fruit te mt, C l I'nnm. A SOLEMN OCCASION. The Only Interview Iluclinnnn Had 'Willi Ilia Vie I'realilenl. Vlco l'rexldotit Stovomton lined to tell a Ntory which .lolii) (i. llrouklurldco hud tohl him to lllttitrato tho ti-adltlon al rolatloiiM botween tbo prcsldout nud thu mini whoso principle biislucsa It la tu watt for tho ptooilhlo death of tho pronlduut, In order thnt ho may tnku tho proithieul'ri ultnlr. Jlrocklurhljfo aald Hint Ilucbannn never consulted him about nny Impor tant itmttcr, nltlioiiRh an a Konttieklnn, liiivlr ; tho eontldeiico of most of tbe southern lonilurn, he felt that his nil vlco inlKht at tlnicH hare been vnlttabU to the proahlotit. Ill tbo early fall of 1SG0, wlion Huchnnnu'a term was near- .Iiir nu and, atiild tho Kntherlm: clouda of wnr, Mcc rrcHldunt Hrccklurldeo lecolved nu urgent mtmmons to tho Whllo UotiMo. 1 lu roNpomlutl nt once, thinking thnt nt btnt the pir.ililetit .ranted his adrlro on the tuouivlitous iuettloiiH then petidlni;. When lie nr rived he wan nIiowii Into tho presi dent's room, nml Mr. Huchnnnn, who wns nlone, culled bis private secretary ami luMrictod hlttt to neo Hint thoy wcro not dlNturbed by uuybody diulnc tho Important couferuueu which was .to follow. When the private Decretory hnd with drawn, the president uulockrd the pri vate drawer In his dcd, took out a mnmtscrlpt, cat dowu with itrcnt HO' lumully, nml until to Vice l'rcnldont Ilrecklurldtc Id his most linpresHlvo innnner, " I want to read you the draft of my Thnnksglvluir day proclamation ami to Ret your oplulon of It." Tho vice president controlled his fa cia) inuscli i. llNtemid respectfully nud ferlously indo some complliumitnry reiuarlis ntotit the Important docu ment, nud, with Ida customary cour tesy, bowed mid smiled IiIh wny out front tho only Interview to which ho wiih ovar Invited hy rreeldeut lluelmnan. lloHton II em Id. IN A BLAZE OF GLOti? THE DRAMATIC EXIT OP OLD CAP FROM LIFE'S 8TAQE. lie V'orUrtl dm llrocrr, A true story of n doff found Rullty of obmlulpiT Roods timlur false pro teusos lias heon recently told. The tinlmnl Is tery foud of cmckors, and has been tn unlit by Ills owner in K" nfter them himself, citrrylug a wrllteu order lu 111- noiiHi. Day nfter day bo appeared n die nrocer's', bringing bis master's or- ts for ernckors until tho clerks became careless about reading the document. One day tlio.niAii canto lu uud complained that lie bad been clint-god for much more crackers than ho hnd ordered. Tbwro was tpilto n llxputo over It, uud tho next Htno tbo iIok cattle In tho Krocor took tho troublo to look nt tho paper. It wiih blank; uud further Invostltmtlou idiowcd Hint whenever tb doR felt it cruvlUR for crackers be hunted up n . ploco of pnpur and trottoO off to tbo grocery Htoro. Atbttttn Uonstltuttou. lli-KHluu Lvtlrra for the llleli. A lady llrlng Imhi titan n day's Jour itey from Now York had tho curiosity the "titer day to make certain ctilcula Hons tu order to i-eo how lttri;o it part of her pruiwty she would linvo hnil tn Mserlllce bud who Rmuted till the re IU sts inntlo fur money within n period of -IS days. Hhe kept all the Imailnff letters reeolvwl dtitlus: that time, add ed t Retlior the nmouuta they nskml for ami then discovered that hail Hhe granted each individual rtriiiust for money abo wnukl bare disbursed fl. tKJU,0Oa Ami this, be It remembered, In n abert perled of six weeks. Mar iter's lluztir. Our llltr lltuia. The Inrxest projectile for the 13 Jgt'h tbe lurceat ruii mounted uu tho wnr alllps of tbe Unltfd Htntes navy. Is Mtfc' feet Iouk uud weluhs 1.1IX) pouiHls. 'ilte projoctlle tmvuls VJ feet before It leMvos tie muMle af the ruii, and lu that dUhiiico la aet iuvoIvIiik at tK speotl of TA revolinloiis iter aeoaml. The iltlluK Inside of tbo truu enslfs of 9U spiral KmovoM, cut tiiio-twetitlell) of nu Itii-b deep at toe bora I'll iielarcil, Siwo!it-ltatl my tiro puuetunat tbU USBflllHiC. Oueii I Vou tbiti'l any o7 Mow did it mr m 8H'm Let IC Ilea In ii ln.iiL'- cohh try ) H4M 4a.Ut '!:' ror), f 0 nio.l -Throat Wtrw, lln Mvrd n M'llil Mfo and AVitnlea at AVIIil llrnlli, noil He Hiiniiiinnuil n Wild Atiitlrno lo Hro Mini lift Ilia filial Wllil .rl, "Tbo IntiRliiR for tho center of tho slafo exists not ouly in thu ceulora of civilisation," anld a man who hnd koiio went, inntlo IiIm pile lu idIiiIiir nud come Imtik tu ijay bliuNulf. "You'll lliul It up In thu ItoelitiK umoiiK tho Imrtlost, tuuRhest olllxons thut over lmmlletl a pick or shut n bear. Tho itiolodmmntlc litstltiet Is tnlithty strong In must men. ami the Rlnro of the atl plittii Is viiRcrly soiiRht nfter by iininy ivl,tfl wutt't admit It. I know nil old ninn out lit Arlxottn some ycttra ngo who was one of this kind. Ho was nbout thu uiost 'dou't Ivo n darn' cuss I over know. Ho lived up In the moun tains, about ten miles buck of Tucson, fill by hlmsolf. "How ho mnunued to llvo 1 nover know, but ho Hueittod ooutonted. His ovll deeds novor suemcd to worry him nny, nml tbo Lord knows bis record was black ououuh. Ho hnd been a Krcflt Run llRhtor In bis time, nnd even In the days I speak of It wouldn't do to trend on bis tues. Ho loved to tell of bis wild llfo, nud tho frankness with which ho related his somewhat quos tlounlilo esenpiiiles i initio hint nu excel lent oiitortnluur If you didn't happen to feel sijueaiiilsh. Hiicnmlsuuuss Isn't a common fault out that wny, nml everybody know nml liked Ohl l!np that'a whnt they culled lilui except the few who hail been lu trottblu with hint nt otto tltuo or uuothor. "Now, no one over HiourIU thnt Old Cap was spectacular. Ho was Hie last ninn un earth who would be HioiiRht llkoly to witnt tlto (-enter of tho stiiRe for nuy of his utttuts. llul bo did, nud tho climax of bis life, was woro pyro tuchuloal than tiny mutt's 1 ever got mixed up with. Ho certainly did ro out lit a bin id of idory. It nil happen ed nbout sevou yours iiro. 1 was In Tucson. A tot or us.liojs were slttliiR nt'ouml In front uf it Rlumlll oiio nfter tioou, Just tnlkltiR nbout HiIiirs lu noli oral. Our horses wore tied lu tho yard at the back. It wan n mlRlity lino day, Just warm oiioiirIi for nolld comfort out of doors, nud with tho sky ns clear as absolute dryness could timko It. It was one of these tlnys, you know, when you throw your chest out nml coiiprattilate yourself on bolus nllvo. "As I was siiyliiR. wo all snt on eiisy wicker chairs, titlkliiB nml wlilttll'u' I reckon, whou down the street came a 10-yenr-old Imy rldlnc u broncho. We recosnlzed blm us a youiiRster who lived a couple of miles this side of Old Cap's ou tbo Hume trail. He rode rlbt tip to where wo wore slttiUR nud rolled otT bis horse, with his eyes a-popplu nud his breath n-puutlUR. "'What's the matter, bub'' nsked u tail Texan, who wn lu tho party. " 'Old t'ap says t' como rlxltt up t' his tlace rljltt off an fetch nil tit' men yer kin rU. Tb' Injuns Is cumin!' "Tho ItidlmiH were itlwnyi; llablo to bust loose and do somotliln;; nobody stupocted, so wo cot our horsas out It i n jury and started up the trail to stive Old Cap. Thoro were about a dor.on of us, nnd wo had our WlnclieUera nnd six shooters with us. When wo cot near to Old Clip's wo slowed up u bit nud bognn to look pretty sharp fur Indians, but not a slgu of u redskin could wo see. " 'We'll bo In time, boys,' said tbo Toxtiu, who wis lendltiR the baud. 'ICf wo Ret to Old Onp'it cabin we klu stand ofT n pretty smart lot.' "Old Cap's cnbln was situated lu n clenrliiR otf the trail around a bend, with bleb rocks IiIiIIiir It tiutll you entile out lu tho open. We roncht d thu turn lu snfety and Htvept nruiiud It nt full Riillop, Tltero wo saw, llrst of all, tho llttlo cabin look Ins iih suufr as usunl, nud thou wo noticed Old Cup slttliiR nstrldo n kcR nlmut ten feet In front of his door. His blR, Rruy som brcio wits cocked tu one ;'Mi, uud thu red w-n'rf about Ids neck riivo It I ill the look of a sIiiro hero of the plnllis. Ho hnd heard our liorsoa' hoofs bentltiR thu rooky trail before wo wheeled Into vlow, ititii ho was rondy for us. Wnlt-. lug until we bad coiuo within 7S ynrds of li i in. ho lifted I:In but nud moved 1t nbovo bis bend with n hoarse, wild yell. As I think of It now It sounded like tho ory of n madman. Then ho reached Into bin lHickct ami drew forth n match. This be drew ontefitlly nuross it rock wbloh was within roach of the kiR UH)ii which he snt, um) anvlug It from the breese until It was wifely llrbte ho hiwiuhI his lega nud drtipped It Imtweon them. "There wna it yellow puff of Hittoko thiRoil with n tlaab of ml. nml thou n terrlllc roar. Old Cap's lily How sky ward, uud whwi (uime down It didn't look Ilka n human IhjIur's. Ho Imd Iwoji alttltiR uu a keR of iHiwdor ami bad delllM'rately blown himself up. funny thlu for n mail to do, waan't It? Ob) Rap nptiareiuly gut tlrwl of life mid decided to kill himself. Ho wanted an audlauuo. o be sent tba kid out tn drum oue up. He ot what b witiiietl. but It WHaii't a vary syitipa. t be tie one. Men don't po iBtwb en sjusb out there, and the Texan wna u little sore nbout V'ae trlir. we'd Itatt pktyeil oil us. He IhImiI tu siraluhleti out the cot I sat, uud tlieit ha uat tlowp ou u bovrblsr and eased nt It, "'Well.' be said Dually. cortnluly dkl ulve btiitaeir it atHal send oil? And tin- ivat of the gnux MUtfawotl IoihI MMOiRb lo atari the oelupe iLwn lk)i valhry. Hw It 114 nil pri'liy littm.iu when you ii en' i t 1 1 lit ..r . obi Cop Imd the L '.net i'i ;he Hietfe m lirn Mi,- rut tali, ill"" i d in . til', -inili' tiiv ii, ii JtiJIJIJIIiaLyjLJIiLUJ'JJ THE STANDARD YAROSyiGK. Years of attittr and ItaoernM Wrj Neovaanrr lo Prodo.ee It, "People who handle flid yardstick fjnvo but llltlo lilim of tbe years pt iitttdy and cxiHtrlmeuts thnt were nee tissary to secure thu stiiiiilnrd yniil ittwisuio," observetl an oljlcltil of tho coast survey. "l)lv$, a Amicus Hcieullst, inndo tho llrst stamlanl ynttl lu 1700, but the KiirUsIi ynverument tlhl rutf ietfitlke It until Iirj4. Ton yonrs nfleiwnrd, when the house of parliament lu liu dou wna destroyed liy tlto, tho stand nrd yard waa lost, nml KtiRlaml wits apiln without it standard yard of leiiRth. Hhcepsbaiihs noxt intiilo n stnudard measure, wltlelt tho Kitsllsli Rovurnmuut uilopt-il, nnd, so Hint t could lint bo itHitln destroyetl by fire, four nutborlztMl copies woto made of It Olio of thoio was deposited III thu royal mint, nuuthur Itt tho Itoynl Hoelety, another In the observatory at Oreeitwlch, and tho' fourth was Im bedded lu the walls of tho ttow house of parliament. "Tbo stnudard ynrd measures which aro owned by tho Rovoriiuiuut aro cop' les of tho orlRlunl, ono of which U owned by tb const survey. Tho Unit ed Httttos naval observatory tins ono also, Tho dttllcncy of Its coustnjutlo'j tuny bo Rntbeicd by tho fitbt tb ni it ubuiRo of tiiiKrntiifo nf oiie-biin-tlredth of a decree of Kntironbult hits been found to proiltico it seunlblo ctfoct on the lunctli of the bar. - "The coploa of the statulnrd arc miulo of hronzu, for ttic reason Hint rotiflo Is loan nffectod by toiiiponiture th'iin'uuy distinct or hIurIo metnt. "The cost of tho construction of, thy original Htmulurd ynnl mensure In volretl tho labors or llltd uud M us slslnuts for nearly six yonrs. Hhecpn Imitlfs was it years In prtMluclux tbo auetinite copies which bu inntlo from Hlrd'H orlRlual inetifiuicmcnts." Wash lURtou Htnr. WHAT MAKES SUCCESS. li'a the Sinn, Nn llir Jab'i'hero Aro I'liNallilliilua In Uvci-rthlnw. "Vo lire forover roIur to boflu work In onrnest tomurniw," Mid Mr. Stay bolt, "and we tiro never hmHniIciI with tho Job we've Ritt, nnd wo perform the labor Involved In It III only n half heart ed manner, but wo nro roIiir to work In deml curnes't when wo Ret n Job to suit us. "The fact Is Hint tomorrow, when wo i;ot to It, will bo to us us today Is to uj now; wo sliuu't feci any more like work. Aud Hint other Job, when wo come lu actual contact with It uud sou It closo nt hand, won't suit us any bet ter than tho one we've xot now dous. " "The truth Is that we nro dnwdlera uud shy of work nud trying to Ret it Um r Just as easy uu wo can. Wo bate to pitch In nml i;o at lit Inns. "The time for us to work lu now, not tomorrow, ami the Job for uu to collar Is the ono wo'ro cot. Hound that up lu style, do tbo work completely aud thor ouvhly, and you'll bo ufcloulshcd lo Hud how you'll bring It out nud what ohaneon thoro nro In It. Aud every body thnt knows nbout your tvovfc or lu lu nuy wny couoorncd or nffootod by It, an It Is done woll or 111, will be de lighted to soo It woll done evcrybotly likes jto dee n Job, whatever It Is, well dune ami pleated with tho door, nud there's money lu It ovory time. "It Isn't the Job that makes success; It's thu man, nud don't you foi-Rut It." New York Sun. An ItieltlnR Ail venture. I bad uu exelthiR itilreutitre whllo was engaged In FUpoilutcmllUK the laying down of wnter plpcf In Queens land. After work wus ilouu for Hie day 1 went up the surveyed course for tbo plpos to nop It bud boon clear ed for tho dlRiilns of trenches next day. Tho pipes, htu;o Iron tubes two fect lu illnnii'tcr, lay scattered about. I wns alone, but suddenly I heard n Iremomluus roar, nud loolclnn- up nnw n Rieat herd of cattle stumpcdlnc dowu it putt tn. Hofore I could get out of their wny they would be upon too, ho I crawled Into ono of tho pipes. On cauto tho thuudwr uf thousands of hours, nud thou h iuhih uf toarliiR, maddened cattle swept past my placo of rortiRc. Scores of thcot stumbled over tbo pipe In which I lay, nml tbuto which fell wore tuiinplod tu dentil. When the herd hnd passed 1 erupt out find found seven dead cattle fbout thelpo. Htray Storloa. Teana1 Old Sumo. 1'iolntbly the fact s not ffouurully known .Hint Texas was at ouo Huiu and for many years culled tho "New Philippines." Tho llrst settlement In what Is now Texas was mndo by French oiiilarants In IinKI. Jyrluir .the next 36 yen is thoro wna an Intermit tent HtritRplc liHtweeu thu Ifroucb nud HlMiilsb for supremacy, resultttig lu favor uf the latter, aud In 1814 tbe name of tbe Now Philippines vu Riven to tbe country. This was Its ofil cktl imnie In Kpaolsh i-eoordi for many yeara nnd tmtU the itanio of Texas, from a tribe of ludluus, Kradttally came In voRue.-litdlaunpolls Journal. THE PROFES.SOR'8 PRIZE. It aiinielhlnir llo Cota Bear, tot II Uol the Heat of film, Uio evenltiR last winter one of Adtt boil's popular iirufesMrV'ilttonded social function when the etiests play otl Jirotfvosjlve pwlio, n irmna lu which the worthy 'educator Inya lio claim to Inline uu expert, lu fact, on the proi out oernslon bo wus c'reilllci'l wttb but two protftvKsloii. It scor of really as toulshliiK ymalltiuss. Nntunilly. what -A Is termed the "booby prlzo" fell to bin), and this tltuo It took the form of a double yolk cgs, with the following wirctttdlc K'Reud attached! "t'liilieUiliiR you call beat." Tbo professur smllliiRly accepted ,Uto rewind, nud after It was passed urouuil nud Jokod uton bo tlnnlly slipped It Into tbe side pocket of bin ovorooat uud tboti straightway forgot Its exist unco. When tho party broke tip, ho accom panied two young ladles ,Ut their homo. When they reached the bouso nml tbo latchkey was produced aud used, It wnn found Hint thu front door ,,u ,iivihvi nif ikiiii iuhi t iviurvu to yield to ordinary pressure. So tbo professor put bis hip ncalust a panel mill pushed haiL , . ' ' There wna it 'dull crash, a mild yoll, tbo professor leaped In tbo nlr nnd v convulsively clutched nt Ids sldo. Tbo double yolk bat oxplodedl A moment later the mulcted educntor KliiRerly drew from bla pocket a pair of oxcoodlURly yellow rIovos, followed by a nitilller of tbo snitio jitudy tint. And the Indies leaiiwl ORalust tlto roll Inu nml lauhed tiutll they cried. Of course (hey promised uot to tell, .but l,ti Home iiufntbomcd wny the1 story lllto tbo i'RR lcakod out. ClOTOIattd Plain Dealer. THAT FIRST SIN, A lluiiafhnli! Hint, Don't throw away (be trlinmliixs from your now tablecloths. Those Iouk linen threads you will need when your tnbleelutb IwrIus to bronk n llttlo. With them you can prolonR Its swn of life many days. Also try In IrtHiltijr your tableclollis to Imvo theMi folded lu tllfferfiit wtjrf ft vtry Hio ortstsM an thut tho wear will uot oome nlwuya lu tho same place. A OuhiI ItxiilunnUum "PaiM. I huuw wliat laakt p;cple luitah la Ibolr sltHJVea." aald lit- KM aouio tl" HariT "Well, my riO. what tu.ikea tlii'tu7' B' ke l Ij'i- :llli,; ) I- m,,i riunrcn In Slimr Tbnt Arlnni and Btii " Ale tdulit Million Ayplos, Prolmlily utr srent iiucostor," Adam, llttlo llmtiRht'o tho troublo ho would illicit poatgrjty by eutlUR an applo, 'nutTlufr'uTo iptestloii as tu how many, itppWrt bu renlly did unt Is a now dirfl culty.. How innuy apples did Adam nud Era cat? Was it one or was It tnllllouij AVIteti tho Hiibjuct wus llrst mooted tho editor very tmtitmlly replied, "Why, one, of course." "No," wild thu nsvlslnut editor, "Dvo nto one, uud Adam utu one, too; that's two." " - Then the subeditor passed nlotiR ft slip of 'pi! per on which wits written, "Kvu SI nnd Adam HI, ninklnu 10-'." P.ut tho poet, who hi n mail of Iiiiiir iJiillon,icapped thin with, "ISvu 81 ami Adam 812-KW." Thuit the publisher tried bis band, nml bis contribution was, "Kvu 8,U3 iioo bow It lusted, ami Adam 81?, uiiunls 8,or-l." Tho ioet, who dislikes beluit sur pansctl us much nu bo bates barbers, emtio up til tho scratch n Kit In with "Uvo Ml'.! seo how It tasted, and Aif mil Sl.'JI'j keep her compnity tJ.U&l." Then the bttiflorlst, who bad bevu llstunlnc, tptlotly Ituudud lu bts con tribution, "llvo 8,1 li! ueo bow It tasted, nml Ailuiu H,HM,'Jlu-dur a husband was bo to see hor cut alone. This equals S.UfJ.ikVi." "Hut he hnd another object," said the . poet. "Uvo 8,1-12 satisfy bur curiosity, f1 mid Admit 8,12-1,'iO-fy Hyp lu ltei po sition. Tlmt iniikoa 8.1B2,a82."-Phlb-delpbljt lleeord. T.lint Hauiinil Obaplor, The now pastor wjis itrotiflilnt; Ills llrst" sermon, lu tho mlddlu of It bo atoppiHl itbruptly and asked: "How muuy nf you liavo read tbo Ulbloy ' l'lfly bands wont up. "tlood," unld tlto pastor. "Now, bow ninny of you bavo read tbo' eccoud clinpter of JttdoV" Tweiilv-tlvo liar 's went uu. I A wan wuillo ovcrsprQUfl-.lhe fllvlno'a I filce. I "Thnt'H nlso good; but whou you c liumo road that clinpter nRulu, and you will dotibllosH lenvu somctblnrjo your luteroit." Thero Is only ono chapter In tho book of Judo.-duthrlo (0. T.) Louder. Ifnrillr fleiilliuenlat. Mft. Julia Ward Howo'a aeuo of tho ridiculous has always boon a HavIKr Rrnco, leitdluh bir to avoid urandllo- IJUUIICO. On one occaslou n lady nt Newport, tryliiR to xet it llnu aeutliiji)tit out of her, aald ono mouulft ovonluu ou n vino hung veranda, "Mrs. Howo, do wty boiuetliliiR lovely nbout my pine nt!" WlteieiiiKiu crorjMiu listened fur tho reply. In bur tlellnitoly cultivated volca Mro. Howe responded, "1 think t la n bully plHK."-Suu Prnncluoo Argonaut. ronnr 3'ronacrr, The tailor who for years wad a .. I- aac'a clothes says: "Ho tittl. to weur tbo most oxtranrdluary trousers 1 orer ww. Uo would Insist upen my ntsk Ijhr tlmni of n poeullar uut irown col broil cloth, with wide strap 'fustouluiit boittHitb the shoos. Kroiu tliu kjieb down the tmusera wore cut b a'ii f$ (nil In deep, vulumluous folds, so as to kcop tho calves of bis less warm wbllp wrltlnij." Thuu Stir Clloit IIIiii I'el Xames, .'fin nfntld wc must be divorce!), my dear," said Mr. Nuwlywod to Ids otitic wife, "l'ho doctor aayi 1 htivo rbou biatltt teiulonebw end must lv up all Ijyoet HilliKs.' Harper'a Hucaiv The iMiupera In Jnisin number fewer tliau lU.UUO out of n iwpulntluu of 118, OO'MXNl. lu that rouutry It Is cusldnr d a dlaxrsco to lw HU Idler. ' The iti.i'i v t,o now-do a liB n" 'I .' !'. n ''ini trcillilia gholtf