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I ha I'laiflie. Allll Sprraillnir, lint Ifyi llnnlll lint I Nmnll. Nsw Orleans. La., Oet. 13. TJis t'wr situation grew no worse litre yesterday, but u ttio same time there l no rift jet Knowing thrauglt tho Hands, and tho promise Ik not bright (or tho Immediate reopening of tho avenues of Industry. Three or tour rasm of fovor wore reported to the Imartl of hrnltli Monday night Just af ter (ho omolal bulletin wns Issued, and were Included In tho report yesterday. Dsyllght had hardly conn yesterday nmmlfig before two deaths had been Htinoitneed, but no othor fatalities had gone down on tho books whu nlglft fell. The enaes wsro, ns usual, widely sr-altered, and havo Increased some what the total number of case under tieatmont, but at tho same Unto there have born n largo number of ease din charged, and tho death iereeiiljage 1ms miltered n fall. Tho ofllal&l bulletin Issued by tho board of health wan b follows: rases of yellow fever 33, deaths 9: total taiica of yollqw'faver to date 631. rase absolutely rconvorml t77, total rsscs under treatment 3l)0. Yesterday's donthRi Joseph Collstte. II OS Cnnsthneo; tlen (Hies, Ton to In firmary: J. Htrtim, 362 Clnlbornr Mobile. Ala.. Oct. 13. Three new ensrs In tho twonty-four hour endliiK Inst night; no deaths ttt the forty fight hours ondlng Inst night. New nsos: 0. N. Hnnnoau, Augusta, near Marine; John Koofo. 208 South Law rence; Alphonso (Joubll. SIS South Ilnmlllnn. Dlaehhrged: Mra. W. P. White. Hu Reno nnd Ilurd; T. P. Wngnner. Joseph Pierre nnd Charles A. Olrod. Total ranee to date ISO, deaths 30, discharged 71, under treatmont 37. There nre three more canoe reported on tho steamer Knte, lying nt Mngazlne PolnJ inrco mure noove mo ciiy. a nun Vital will bo ostnbll'hcd there by tho quurniiilno board of Mobile bay and the hlp disinfected. The crew will bn loolntrd and detained tho usual ton days beforo being allowed to board tho atenmer again. Yesterday brought tha second month at tho visitation. Tho first week there wcro 30 casus nnd 3 deaths, second week 24 cases and 5 deaths, third week 33 cuses and 0 deaths, fourth week 33 cases and 0 drutliK. Tho cases nro not multiply ing In tho orlglnnl Infected district, nnd whero thero woro 30 yellow (lags nut In that district two weoks ago thore nro now but four, and thesu will bo removed y tho end of tho week. l'h6fBr Is miKIng greatest progress along tho center of tho resident- por tion of tho city, In tho Ilroad street nnd the Spring Hill nvouuo districts, but It Is still not nt tho ratio noted at the boglnnlng of tho outbreak, while tha vlrtilonnn of tho disease has not notably Increased. Jnrkson, Miss,, Oct. 13. The state board of health last night issued the fpjlowlng statement: Tho followlr In tho report from Clinton: Two cases under treatment, Miss Miller, formerly reported, nnd I.uther Motger, attacked Monday; both 'doing fairly woll. . Tho report from Nlttn Yuma Is to the effect that thoro nro six eases on hand: Miss Thompson, who hud sup pression, Is now convalescing. The following official report was Is sued from Edwards nt 0 o'clock last night: The tompornluro stood Mon day night at 09, nnd Tuesday was quite warm. Thoro have been ten new roses reported, eight white nnd two colored: flvo onsoa sorlously III, two black vomit. Fnfher Preudergast renewed his visits to tho slok yoster day. l'oitinmtrr Applntil. Washington, Oot. 13. Tho following Texas postmasters wero appointed yes terday : Copovllle, Collin county, Sam uel A. Hlgdon; Dial, Fannin oounty, U D. Bhlflletti Hastland, Haitland rounty, C. M. 8parri rjoforth, Hays founty. Jdhn W. Ailed; Handley, Tarrant county, Joseph W. Smith; Haymond, nuchel county. Nels O. Plerson: Lilly. Hunt oounty, J. It. Johnston; Lost Prong, "Wharton" county, S. V. Wilson; Oionn, Crockett oounty. Powell Horndan; Proloeh, Sterling edlinty, Lou V. ColbatiKh; fleadrlft, Calhoun .oounty, Mrs. Minnie Dlerlam. Miinrtiiry UuIiiiiiImIuii. Washington, Oot 13. The monetary mmmlwlon at Its session yesterday discussed the preliminary reports sub mitted by the committee on metallic currency, and alto n partial report on demand obligations. Partial Teports oil all ot tho subjects under efltiildera tlon will be submitted and ulseussed from time to time, ns the work" of the commission progresses, with a view to keeping all ot the branches under dis cussion well In hand. , Maimu Convene. ltairimere, Md., Oet. 13. The open ing exerelses ot tho thlrteeth triennjet and also the centennial eonelave ot the general grand thaptetfWlyal Arch Ma sous ot the United, Blare was held yesterday morning at" the temple on North Charles street. Tha morning session was taken up with addresses ot welrome. responses and the reports ot officers. Grand High Priest Win II. Shryroek, of the Maryland chapter Itrrlilim Ben Ciiiifrritiirp. Washlnglon, Ort. 13.8ecretry Knhnnan has wrtttten n reply to tho note ot I,ortl Salisbury, expressing re gret at Great Hrltnln's declination to tnko part In n listing sen ronferonce In whleh HuiMln nnd Japan are to participate. The eefontlal fenturcs of Mr. Sherman's reply hava been sent by rnblo to the llrltlsh government and tho reply In full Is now on Its way to the llrltlsh authorities. Iord flails bury'A note ot declination, It ean now bo stated, iioro tho dnto ot Oetober it, mi that the response Is made Willi promptness. The nnswer states that the United Rtatos government views with nston- talflrtAnf Ifui itiitnvMlHntlitn M.miI Hiiiitvii. ft, uui vi (link fi uit Urltaln not to participate m n confer-. Mice Inrliidlilg Hussla and Japan, and the statement Is made that up to the 23d of last month tho United States authorities had fully expected that the conferenece would proceed with Hus sla and Japan na well as Urcnt Urltaln present. It Is pointed out that aside from tho written oorrerspondonco to which Lord Salisbury had called at tention thoro were verbal negotiations between Atribnssador Hay and his lord ship. In which speclllc reference was made to tho participation ot Hussla and Jupun. At one of these verbal exchanges, It Is staled Lord Salisbury said ho would ndvlso with tho odlclals ot tho for eign oHloo concerning the subjeets ills cussod, whleh Included the participa tion ot Kussln and Jnpnn. Subsequently on July 29, Ambassador Hay wroto to Lord Salisbury saying the president hoped to havo Itussln nnd Japan par ticipate In the conference. In view of these rlrcumstnncos the United States had confidently expected that Orent Urltaln would take part in tho confer enro nnd that Hussla and Japan would be represented with tho npprovnl of Orent Urltaln. Ilesldes the foregoing reply nnd In view of tho difference which have arisen tho stnto depart ment suggests n conference In accord ance with tho terms ot !ord Salis bury's, ngrcemcnt ns ho construes It, namely, botween experts of Oreat Url taln. tho United Stntos and Canada. This last feature Is now under consid eration by tho Hrltlsh government, Its substnnco hnvlng been transmitted by cable, but It Is not expected an answer will be mndo until Mr. Sherman's an swer In dotnllreachca Indon. In tho mcantlmo preparations for tho confer enro between tho United States, Hussla and Japan nro proceeding. Tho Jap anese delegates who nro now en route from San Francisco, will not reach hero until next Sunday night. Two of tho Husslsn dolegatea nro hero nnd tho remaining dolegnle Is expected soon. While no oxnet dato has been flxod for tho conforenco tho expecta tion Is that nil tho dolcgntos will bo bore In tlmo to bring thorn togbthor on Wednesday, October 20. ALASKAN NEWS. ''gSCHAHtAiif, INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION.. , llrpiirt Itri'fhr.l nt lb liilnrlor Ilrpnrt lilriit lUsurilltiB tha Unlit llmtm. Washington. Oct. 13. Sheldon Jack son, United States gonornl agent ot ed ucation tor Alnska, writing from St, Michaels under dato of September 13 hns sent a report to tho Interior de partment regarding tho gold boom. Ho says: "I am still detained nt this placo waiting upon tho movemonts of the Hon. Since reaching hero August 21 sovernl expeditions of minors havo ar- rlvoA on steamers and Bulling vessels from Pugct Sound, Seattlo and San Francisco. "Thov brine with thorn lumber and mechanics, oxpoctlng at this point to build small river steamers and barges In which to proceed up tho Yukon to tho mines. Thero uro olght or ton ot ihBo vessels now In tho harbor nnd thlrtccen more aro oxpeoted from the bouth. "Tho season is now closed tor going up tho river this year. Tho most that tho miners now hero can do wilt bo to get perhaps 100 miles up tho river to the timber, then go Into winter quar ters, cresting log huts for shelter. Those that come up later will bo coin- pellled to winter at this place. As all the people were pledged to be taken to the mines this fall, you ean Imagine that there Is not only much disappoint- . . ... ..... . , .. . i , . i .i mem. mil aim union jrmukiuu uuu sneer that Is liable at any moment to break out Into open violence. Among tho hundreds now oamped up on the beach In tents are all classes from the beat to the low. professional men ot ability and s tan J Ing. gamblers und desperodoM, the wealthy and the poor, nnd the presence ot the Hear Is the only restraint on lawlessness. We are hourly expecting the arrival ot an other cuttter qnd when she eomee the Hear will at onoo sail for the Reindeer station, Herla and 8U Lawrence Island. "Home of the tents nave ueon uoou ed far three days past and alt are un comfortable, it has been snowing for two days and the whole landscape Is white." Mlnvr Klrlkn. . Chattanooga. Tonn., Oet. 13. The miners employed at the coal mines ot the New Roddy Coal eompany, near this city, about &O0 In number, went out on a strike yesterday for an In ere.ua In wages. The Soddy mines usually set the pare for the miners In this region, and during the trouble at the Jelllio mines they remained at work. Since the strike ot the Jeclco mines the noddy mines have been do CHAPTHIl Vltr AHLY In tho morn ing after Miss Hctherlngton's vis' It. Mariorle pre pared to net out for the Catle. She would glndly have made some exetlM to Stay at lionlfl, but Mr. Lorrathl would not hear Of It, nnd m his onrrt oat request sho consented. "flho la your boat friend." said tltfi mlnlstor. "nnd you must not ofteiiu hor." "Vory woll, I will go."- nnsworod Marjorlo; "but I shall come home oary In tho afternoon. She'll never ask nto to stay all night? It sho doss, I oan't do 111" "Why not, Mnrjorlo?" "Tho Cnstlo's oorlo onnugh at day tlmo, but nt night It's droadful, and Miss Hethcrlngton creeps about Ilka n ghost. I'd sooner sleep out In tho Jdrkynrd." At a quarter before hlno alio started, for sho had three in 1 1 en to wnlk, and alio wished to linger on tho road, which lay through pleasant country pastures nnd among green lanes. Tho morning was bright and clear, though thoro were clouds to seaward wliloh spoko of coming rain. I'nssing up through tho village, tho way she hud como tho provlotia day, she saw young Sutherland standing nt the gate ot tho wenvor'a cottage. "Oood-mornlng, Mnrjorlo. Wuoro nrn villi frnltiir in an nnrtvl" "Up to Miss Huthorlugton's at tfle Custlo," shn rcplltxl. "Aro you going to walk?" "Yes," "Thon may 1 como with you u pleoo ot tho road?" "Not today, Johnnlo," she sold, nervously. "I'm Into, nnd must hurry on." Tho young man sighed, but did not press his request Troubled and vexed nt tho meeting, Mnrjorlo walked quick ly away. Sho followed tho townwnrd highway till sho camo to tho cross-roads whoro sho had alluhtcd from the wasonotlo. Close to tho cross-road thero wns d stllo, nnd alio mH about to stop over, when alio hoard n volco bohltul hor. Turning quickly alio saw to hor as- tonlshmont tho French teacher from Dumfries. Ha was clad In n dark walking-suit, with broad-brlmmod, wide-awake hat, and wns smoking n cigar. He looked at hor smilingly, and raised his hat. Sho thought ho had nover looked so hnndsomo, as ho stdod there In the sunshine, with his palo faoe jmlllng nnd his bright blaok oyes llxsd eagsrly upon hor. "Monsieur Caussldloro!" sho cried In astonishment. "Yes, It Is I!" ho replied In his sad, musical voico. "'. havo walkad from tho town, and was going down to see you." "To sco mo!" sho cohocd "Yes, mademoiselle, nnd tho good mnn your guardian, You havo'spoken ot him so often that 1 longed to make his acquaintance, and, having two Idle days boforo inc. I camo hore, as you bohold." Mnrjorlo did not know what to say or do, tho encounter wns so unoxpeotod. Hli atond trombllne and blushlni: In such obvious embarrassment that the Frenchman enmo to her relief. m "Do not lot mo detain you, If you have an appointment. Or stay! per haps you will permit me to walk a llttlo way In your company? And boforo sho quite understood what was taking placo, ho had lightly looped the stll6 and wns luitidlug hfr over with great polltonsss. They strolled along tho foot-path ildo by side. Suddenly Marjorlo paused "I nm going up to tho Castle," she said, "and I shall not be back tilt the afternoon. Do not let me take you out ot your way." The Prgnehman smiled and shrugged Ills shoulders. "Oh! one way. Is tu me as gowt as another, m exeiaimeu. "Jlut you said you wtshtti to set Mr 1JTralno?" "Preelsely: but I prefer our osjhi- pany. my child." "He Is at home now, and will be so glad ot some one to talk to.' "I see you want to get rid ot ins little oneAsald Cuussldlsre, paternally "If I go will you promise to return noon? lUmember. I shall not depart until you no return." "Yes. I will promise." answered Mar forte. "I I would rather you did not come any further." "And wherefore, my elilld? Is ray eompany so disagreeable?" "No, monsieur; but the folk In this place are ayo talking, and it they saw me walking with a strange gentleman It would bo all over the parish before night, and then Miss Hetherlngton would "ear ot It, and I should get n neaie And as she spoke she looked round nerv"Uiy, as If dieadlng nn ce-vvr liess Mi s Hetherlngtou! Pray, who Is she "lho lady I am going to see. Pa has eyes everywhere nothing happens but sho Kens. eenl." permuted tho Frenchman. "It Is very natural that, having met you, I should offer to escort.you." In France, mnybo.'nut not here In Annandaie. Down hsro, monslour, when two folk are scan out walking In tho fields together, all tho world be lieves them to bo courting." She hail spoken without reflection, nnd her face now grow crimson as she met her companion's oyos nnd realized the slgiilneauee ot hor own words. "I see." cried tho Freshman, laugh Ing. "They would tnkp ma for your lover." Marjerle did net reply, bnt turned hor frtre away and began to walk on rapidly. Hut tho Frenchman kept by hor side. "Ah. my child," ho continued. "I am more fit to be your father than your lovor. I am not so frivolous nnd vain ax to preeumo to think of one so young nnd pretty. You must not mind mo! I nm your teacher, your frlood that Is nil!" She was touched by tho tone In which ho spoke, but nftor n moment's hosltnrion alio pnuscd again, and looked him full In the face "What you say Is quite true, mon sieur." sho said; "but, oh! do not fol low me any 'urthor. Sen, that Is the Castle, and who knows hut Miss Heth erlngton horxelt Is watching us from tho tower?" She pointed nerosii tho fields toward n (lark bell of woodland, over which two old-fashioned towers wert Indeed visible, about n mllo nnd a hnlf nwny. "Well. I will do as you desire, my child," answered Cnusildloro, nftcr n moment's hoaltntlon; "I will go nml make tho acqualntnnco ot your guard ian. An revolrl" Ho took hor hnnd, lifted It to his lips, nnd kissed II; thon, with an nlr of re spectful gallantry, ho swept oft his hat and Imwcd. Bho could not help smil ing; bo looked so fantastic to her sim ple sight, and yot so hnndsomo! Sho walked on thoughtfully. At tho noxt stllo sho turned mid looked back. Ho wns ntlll stationary In tho pathway, gazing nftor her; but tho moment sho lookot. ;k he kissed his hand. Marjorlo turned again nnd walked on, with no llttlo fluttering of the heart. When alio readied the Castle, an olddrly mnn-servant led hor Into tho lobby, n dark and dreary passngo hung with oil paintings nnd nntlquo maps and prints; thonco Into a Inrgo apart ment, divided by. an open folding-dour Intri two portions. lloro ho left her to announce hor ar rival to his mistress. Presently the room door opened, nnd tho mistress of tho house appeared. She wns dressed In nn old-fashioned robe ot stiff black silk, nnd woro n cap, like that ot n widow, over hor snow whlto hair. Sho oamo in leaning on hor crutch, nnd nodded grimly to hor guest. "Sit yo doon," sho said, painting to a seat, and herself dropping into an arm chair beforo tho nro. Thon. drawing out a ronn's gold huntlng-wntch anil opening It, sho continued: "Twonty flvo mlnutos after ton. You're Into In coming, Mnrjorlo Annan. I doubt you woro lingering on tho way." ciiaptkhSx. S sho spoko, and closed her walch shnrply, Mis Iloth Ington fixed her black eyes keenly 'rt, cijon Marjorlo, who. romemborlng her recent encounter with Cnussldlrro, flushod nnd trem bled. A curious smile grew upon tho s,t om woman's bloodless face as sho oontlnued: "Ay ay. you were lingering, and may bo you had pleasant company. Who wss you you parted with out thero among tho green fluids?" Marjorlo started in consternation. Her fears, then, were right, and It was useless to conceal anything from Miss Hetherlngton, who was like i wltsJi. and, had eyes and ears everywhere. "Oh, Miss Hethsiington." she ex elnlmed, "did you see us together?" Ml was up on the tower with my spy lngglass, and I saw far awe,' a lassie, tUftt leaked like Marjfrle Annan, nnd a lad 1 look at drat for Johnnie Suther land, till he began booing and kissing his band, and than I saw it could na be JoJoinle." Marjorlo now perceived that all eon owtlment was useless, and at one told her hostess of the meeting wtth her Frehou teacher. She did not think It expedient, however, to describe with exacliiess the Frenchman's convfirtn Moth but even as It was. Miss Hetlior Itigton's brow darkened, and hor oyes flashed with a light like that of anger. "Draw doings!" she muttered. "Jlmw doings for young growing lassie o' sev enteen! Your French teacher, ay you? What's his name, Mlrjorle?" "Monsieur Caussldlere." "And what's the man doing down here Instead ot teaching his classes In the town?" indeed, I ran t tell." rehirne t Mar jorle. "I met him quite by accident on my way to see you "Humph! What like Is he? Is he young?" mm. -w4i tan JV "Wrcl favored ?' , ,t "Yoe. and very elovrr.' "Worse and worRo," snld MIaHeth orlngtoti. "Now, Mnrjorlo, listen to mo!" "Yes, Miss Hetherlngton." "Look me In the fnco while you an swer. Do you think this Frensh scoun drel he Is n scoundrel, tnk' It tar granted linn come down hero In pur suit o' his pupil? Dlnnn bo feared to nnswer, la ho fond o' you, Mnrjorlo?" "I-I think he likes me." "Hns ho said as muoklo?" "Yes, Miss Hcthorlngton," answered Marjorle, who was Incapable of n false hood. "And you? What think ye of him?" "I like hi m vory much, Miss Hethor Ington. Ho has been very hind and pa tient with me," "Hut do you love him? toll me thai : or Is It Johnnlo Suthorlnnd that has won your silly heart? Out with it, Mnrjorlo Annan. Frank confession's good for the soul, and I'm your friend." Mnrjorlo blushed, but kept her frank bltio eyes fixed on her questioner's face. "I don't love anybody, Miss Hether lngton not In the way you mean." "Are you sure o' that?" "tjulto auro." "Thon yoil'ro n wise lassie." cried the iady, rising to her feet. "Men are kittle cattle, and snfer at n dlstanco. Uiok nt that plrturo," she continued, sud denly painting to n portrait ovor tho mantolpleer. "You kmi who Is It?" "Yes; your brothor, Mr. Hugh.'.' "Hugh Hetherlngton, Hod rest his soul! mid tho best brothor woman ovor had. Folk thought that he was bad, and ho had my fnther's temper; but he guarded Ills ststor like n watch-dog; nnd I wish you had n brother to gunrd you half as weol. I.ook undernoath my con, on my right cheek! You sco that mark? I shall carry It to my grave. Hugh gave It to mo when 1 wns n young lass. Ho struck me In the face wl his fist, beeauso he thought I wns hiding something fiom him. and roortlng wl' oao I ueodiia name." The lady's face grow full ot n wild, II or co light ns nlio spoke, and she laughed stranguty to herself. Marjorlo gazed nt her In dread. "It was n lie, but Hugh was right, ho loved his stster. Ho kennod what man wero, ho know their black heart. They're n' bad, or mostly n'. ' Tak' warning, Mnrjorlo Annan, nnd hearken to mo! Let uno man como to you in secret wl' words o' lovo; lildo nncthlng from thorn that caro for you from Mr. Iorrnlno or from me. Trust tho nuld bonds, Mnrjorlo; they ken whnt Is right, (lod has made you bonny: may Ho keep y.o',1 puro und happy till tho end!" Hor tono wns changed to ono ot deep earnestuoHs, oven ot pathos. Sho wnlkcd up nnd down tho room In limi tation, pnunlng now nnd ngnln. und leaning upon hor crutch. "No that I would lino you load a lone ly life!" sho exclaimed nftcr n pnuse. "Iook at mo! I'm no that old In years, but I'm gray, gray w' lonollnos.i and troublo. 1 might lino hnd one to enro for mo; I might lino had bairns; but It was nn to bo. I'm a rich woman, but I lino neither kith nor kin. Lord for bid you should ovor be tho snmo! Hut whoa you marry and marry you will some day you must chooso n trim mnn ny, truo nnd honest, whether ho bo rich or poor: mid If you eanna chooso, let the nuld folk that caro for you, and that ken tho world choose for you. Trust their con, uo your nln! Never deceive thorn; kcop naq secrets from thorn. Mind that, Marjorle An nnnl" (TO MB COSTIKUBD.) . t. The Mod llrntitlfiil Foul. Tho most beautiful foct Is tho slender ono. Tho stylish girl recognizes this foot. Hor bIiocb nro nlwnyn large enough to nvold cramping tho foot, nnd yot thoy nro snug nnd wonderfully noat nnd delicate. That Is tho reason why somo girls can dance all night without rest, whllo others havo to retire early from a brilliant ball, leaving their hearts behind In case they do not daneo and suffer so much with their feet nl to preclude the possibility of real enjoyment. If a girl wear a proptr shoe, when the foot Is burn, and alio stands uikjii It In tho privacy ot her bedroom, It will lie as pretty and del Ion to as n baby's. Tho Instep would bo high, tho heel delicately formed, tha ski" &B whlto as alabaster, with pos Hluly blue veins showing through. The general form of tho foot will lie slen der, the toes tailoring parallel, nnd separated by about tho thickness ot a sheet ot paper, and ndornsd with pink tinted nails. A girl who has sueli feet as these and there are many who hve them well may take pride and pleasure it. rt,iplating them. OUlt BUDGET OF PUNJ BOMB GOOD JOKES. OfllOINAL, AND SKLKOTED. Tim llffttU nt tttlntlcnilnpr Matin Tli Trnnlile with Iloitmi Martyr ta Mrton I'liitiam ami Jtltim from the Tlit. A "llrap ! tn." If AK nfi-n tuard it anltl (Hot inv wnrllna; may be urn i Ilka tiny tlaJo v Rraaa Ileta It- nln pure drap o' dew. Thin null! saying t ull'l pfli. Asking Jpfttil. It he knew I wan Ilka a Msd4 o' gran. Wad iho be my drap o' dew ' Yester-a'en tier answer ram . nweri aim uey. like my laai: f ..... ...... ... t ...... . .iw m y o uvioi. Jim,, Yo aro like a liludo o' iim-n, "An ye're growing In my har, if , into (ijv vniiiu vrinii never uisiri DlHtln alitor lanir wl' tlilral: 9flJM "'il1 'Ufc" J'Pl'r drap 6' dew " -Ilrtttle a. CantTMd In I.adlea Moma jeurnai. A Marl.rr In Mtim. TIlO llioloil uro tl wn aluirl litis ver. and n southwest (loorgln farmer who nan practically "oornored" It In Ills neighborhood had suffered sorlously from tho doprcdatloiiH ot some ot tho nungry colored brethren. So ho gnvo It Ollt that hn liml nnlnnnml hi tiwl ons. nnd after tho news wont forth ha ceased to miss thoin. Nlnllt nftcr liluht nn nld nesrn nlm lived near the linnet melon pntrh had gazed nt their green allien with hungry eyes, but tho thought of the poison kept him hungry still. Ono moonlight night, however his appetite got the beet of him. Hp look ml In the direction ot tho nielxns long nnd earnestly; then, Hhoulderlug a saok, ho Btnrtcd off. "In do nnmo or goodnpss. Hufus, whnr you gwlno?" asked his wife Tho old man turned, pointed to tho melon patch and said, slowly and sol emnly: "I'm n-gwlno whnr dom molons Is" "Hut dey's poisoned!" "I know doy Is! Hut I'm gwlno tor tnko my denth. Pray for me!"--At In u tu Constitution. Mlneit a Trral. I'ruialtr llplaeil at Hea, While iii Uie mldAtIantle on n re cent trip the steamship Victoria of Hun derland lost the tall ot her shaft nnd with It the propeller. Her engines were thus, ot course, rendered useless. Hut those on board were equal to the emergency. They dsprsesed Hi low and elevated the stern by shifting weights so as to enable n spare shaft and serew to be fitted at si, and aft er the delay necessary for so heavy a job to bo accomplished under such dif ficult conditions, she resumed her voy age and made her port In safety. Hungry Hlgglna "An' t' t'lnk dat wc? skipped dat freo concert las' night' Kmpty Kdwln "W'y?" Hungry Illgglns "DIs hero paper says do rutislo was Intoxlcatln'. lUplalned, i Tho stranger looked after the nan; who hnd been pointed out to him anil then shook his head. "Ho doesn't look like a spendthrift, or a high roller," he said, at last. "Nevertheless, what I toll you Irj true," replied the native. "Ho spend not less than $30,000 for wines and lit quors In a slnglo year." "A rcgulnr prodigal, I suppose lit spite ot his looks?" "No; a saloonkeeper." It was a tortunato thing for ti e nan ttvo that ho could outrun the stranger, or bo would have had to engago n room nt a hospital for at least a montu -Chicago Post. A UainfurUlilo Companion. "Doosn't your wlfo annoy you bjt asking questions nt the baso ball gnrao?" "Never; she is ono of those women who always like to let on tlut they know all about everything."- Detroit Free Press. Awful. Wlilikjr or Nnake. A man who was bitten by n rattle snake drank a quart ot whisky as a remedy. He died soon afterwards, and the coroner's Jury brought in this ver dict: "The d e eased came to his death either from the snake or the whisky, the .ury being unrertaln which, and the local physician being absent at the funeral ot ono ot his patients." When tea was first Introduced In Bngland, In the seventeenth aentury, Frlnk "Well, how ore things In Hos-t ion? Have they named any new pie after Aristotle yet?" Jinks "No-o. But I heard s man; there ask for a Plato soup." Theory. Weary Wntklns Ain't It funny nomn men can't work till they are full ot) booze? IdMHW a It nil I I. lM( l a ihhhj nwiiuv 1 1. mat t fa amu aril r i