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BESSIE. T'R onlr Bessie Ha ren." ald Mm. Lid dlngton to her niece, Mn. (Infield, a blooming city matron, who had brought her two boys to the country for the summer. "I wouldn't lot Hal and Felix associate with her on any ac count. It I were you. Thoro's no good In any of thoe Itaveni a vile, low act," Mm. Bnfleld looked pityingly at tho brown-faced, bare-logged little gypsy, who had dunk around tho baek door, a Iwskot of lata luscious blnekberrlos on her arm, and the deep flush that bo tokened how plainly ihe hsd over board Mrs. Llddlngtnn'a careless word, attll dyeing her cheeks. "Only Hesslo Haven!" How often he had heard thsl phrase. Haw '.t Uf a ratanlag did It convoy to her ear. There are no trout there! You might throw a bait and wait o year. and you wouldn't 5Pl n Idle! It was a deep, solitary r.ivlne, where. In attitude of Intense eagerness, llnl Bnflold and hi brother Felix worn holding their flihliiK rod, awaiting the eipMled blt, whllo Hesslo Haven's brown face and big. black eye looked out at them from a natural oval frame of bushes and vine, an she held a taakot la one hand, and her tattered fitin bonnet In tho other. Hal Knnold, a self-sufficient llttto aristocrat, by nature as well an by vdiioatlon, drow himself haughtily up. "I don't know that we aikod nny Information from you," aald he. haughtily. "Have tho goodness to bo about your business." "I won't!" retorted Hosslo Itaven. with an ominous flash In bar dark eyes, "It's a free country, nln't ItT And I've at mueh right here an you havot" "Very well." said Hal, rising and gathering together til tiekle. "I'll o, then. Come, Felix." nut Felix, tho younger brother, had no Idea of leaving his coot, shady nook, for a whim of Hal's. Hal stalked away In high dudgeon; Felix remained behind to culttvato tho acquaintance of Hesslo Haven. "If thero are no trout here." said ho. composedly oyolng tho brown gypsy laco among tho loaves, "whera do they hldo?" "I'll show you," said Hessle, with alacrity. "Just n pleco further on. Thero's lots of 'om only everybody don't know It. Como cnl" And the two children spent n long mumiior's morning together undor the Krcon tree. Until Just ns Felix Knfleld wns turn ing to go home, half approhonslvo thut he had missed tho fnrm-houso dinner, ho did not perceive that the llttlo gold aros Jio ware attached to his wutch nhnln wns gono. "Oh I" cried he. "whom Is my " lie stopped abruptly. For In the vory moment In whloh ho spoke, ho per ceived, half-hlddnn In the folds of the bottom of Hassle's tattered d the gloom of somo golden ornament. In voluntarily ho caught at It It was his own. "You llttlo thief t" cried ho, "you must have stolen itf I)Mln stood sullen and silent, hor eywt east down, her bare fcot linpn tlently patting tho velvety grass bo- K5., "YOU Liri'LH THIHFI" 'low, Bho could not deny It she seorn cd any attempt to justify herself. "Hostile." said the boy, slowly, "what made yu do ItT Don't you know that It Hi wrong to stoalT" "Wrong!" cried out Hassle, passion ataiy. "Why Is It wrong You are rleh and I'm poor! You've got everything, aad I've got nothing! Why shouldn't I help myself when I've got the hanftalM FdUx rfiM looked at her. Verily tbsra was mere In her treed than he hail realised. "Ill tell ye why, Uele." sUl he, -"At I I'll tell you what I think nlwut It," tt. In his boylah way, he unfolded tho phlteMpby of mourn and tuum Ilfasle Haven listened In surprise. SUiB bad never been reasoned with be fiara. N ana hn.il liter taken the treu tile to explain matters and things In sonornl to her. "Oh, Fells I" she cried out, with a groat sob In her throat, "l see It all now. IlHt no one ever told mo before And father was lost at sea, and mother had v UUIe ones to take care of, and sora alio everyone's hand was against ua, and we had to tight our way along, no I got somehow not to eare abo" anything." "Don't err. Heaalel" toothed the lad -Don't fret, that's a good girl! Here take the geld eross and keep It. I don't etre rauth for lt,M 80 they parted. At home Fell found that bis father had eon to take Cheat np koto th mountains ftr a few CPS weeki, before thoy returned to their Uy home and an he never sot the ehanee to tell Hesslo Haven good-by. Ten year afterward! TWee and twenty Is a dangerous age for fllrtv tlons, but Felix Knfleld had nover bon seriously smitten until that time when he crossed tho Atlantic In tho stea'ner Will o' tho Wisp, and fell In love with tho eaplnln's Spanlsh-oycd daughter. "If you don't marry mo." sald Felix, Ith comical earnestness, "I'll throw myself Into the sea." There's not much danger of that," said Miss lUchtleld, quietly. "nut I am In earnestl" protested Felix. "So am I!" said tho damsel with the blue-block eyes. "Don't you lovo mo?" pleaded Felix. "I don't dislike you," demuroly an- swnred Miss Illehfleld. "Then I shall hope." recrared Ftdlx. "Hope Ts a commodity that Is free to nil!" aald the young lady. Hut at the voyage's end Mr. Rnflelil was deeper In love than ever. "Look hern. Miss Hlehfleld." snld ho: If you don't say you'll have me. 1 won't leave tho steamer's deck! I'll go baek and forth perpetually between New irk and Southampton! "I don't think papa would rare for so permanent a passenger." said Mis Hlehfleld, with a mlsshtcvous twinkle n her eyes. Hut, really! Do you know, Miss Hlehfleld. I believe you nro engaged al ready." Sho colored a little. "Why?" she asked. "Ah! you think I have no eyes. You think I haven't porcelved that you nlways wear a black velvet ribbon round your nock a black velvet rib bon, from which Is suspended somo trinket of gold, hidden In the lare frills of your collar. Is It a gnugo?" "Yes," Miss Hlchflold calmly an- wrred; "It Is n gaugo of truo love. If ever am married " "If." almost scornfully ejaculated he lover. "Well, when I am married." Mls Hlehfleld corrected herself, "It will only be to tho gentleman who gave me this!" "Then I may consider myself reject ed ?" slowly npoko Follx, with a fare of tho blttnrcst chagrin. "Not quite," said tho dnrk-oyed dnm- set, soltfly, aa sho drew the golden tnllsmnn from her throat and held It toward him. "Don't you remember who gavo mo this?" Ho uttered nn oxclamatlon of recog nition. "It Is the golden cross I gave, years ago, to Hesslo Haven!" cried he. "Yes," sho said, quietly, "and I am Hesslo Haven." "You!" "Yes. My mother died shortly nfter you gave mo this. My undo, who had Just returned from tho West, adopted us all. Two of my sisters nre In board- ng-school. My brother Is bolng edu cated In a Dnrmnn university. And I nm my uncle's adopted daughter, known only by his nnmo." Hut, Hesslo, you snld you would marry tho one who gavo you trjnt! cried out Knfleld. "So I wilt," confessed Hesslo, laugh ing and blushing, "It ho Is still In fatuated enough to persist In wanting mo." Thoy woro married within a month a regular true-lovn mntoh and old Mrs. I.lddlngton finds herself grand aunt-ln-law to "only Hcsalo nnvoo!" 'And really," says she, complacent ly, "I don't think Felix could have made a bettor match!" Now York Dally Nows. Couldn't Haul lllut. A little boy from California who has been about a great deal Is spending tho holidays with his Washington cous ins. He has enjoyed tho sights of the capital, but he hasn't pormltted himself to bo In tho slightest dogrco overawed by anything he has seen. Ills cousins took him "carried" him. thoy said of It thomsolvoa to the National Museum ono day, and called bis attention to n grcnt log of potrlfled wood lying Just outsldo tho door. Tho llttlo Callfor- nlan hnd been a llttlo depressed, but ho brightened up nt tho sight. '"I've stoii a whole tree Hko that," ho said. The Washington cousins maintained their composure. "Wo'vo got a whole forest of trees like that out west," went on tho young westerner, mill me Wnshlngtonlans woro not nt alt Im pressed. The California boy drew a long breath. "Wo vo got a whole woods of putrefied trees," he said. "Yes, and they't putrefied birds sitting on 'em, and and," with one last effort to dis turb the calm self-tatlsfuetlon of his eorupanlomi. "they're tinging putrefied songs, too." Washington I'ost, VuHtfT tho Old HclitmL VrurA the San Franetteo Newt Ict tor! Flverybody knows Col. Caldwell. The eetoHal la a Virginian of the old school. The colonel's piety has eon denced Into ono ereed, courtesy to women. He nover leave a room with a lady In It without backing through the door. Mlat N.. who Is very prae tleal, remarked the other evening: "Col. Caldwell, have you eyes on the baek of your head?" "I would have them, madam, were you behind me." An acquaintance tho other day asked: "Colonoi, do you alwoya baek away from the ladlee?" "I do, tub! but I don't back down from the men, tuh!" A lady, much glvn to Urownlng, ask ed the following question, recelvlne tho following answer: "Ool. Caldwell Is falling In love an evldenoa of rea son?" "My dear, madam," replied tbl colonel, "In love we desert tho ealm of logic and surrender ourselves to tht roae-Untd delirium of IrurUnot." Why are tervantt ttrvant gUU teldoia FARM AND GARDEN. MATTERS OF INTEnBST TO AOniCULTUniSTB. Some Up-to-llate Hint About Cul tivation of tlm Holt unit Ylrltl Thereof llorllrulture, Viticulture and riorlrullur. Around the Farm, Last harvest, owing to tho wet weath er, a certain flat In one of my fields was so wot as to measurably drown the oatt whloh were sown upon It. There were tnoro or less oats, however, nil through It, and a huga crop of sour grass and various torts of weeds. I cut and sttoked It. Today the stock prefer It to bright, threshed timothy. I had sown tho flat to timothy and clo ver and wanted tho land clean, which was the chief reason for mowing tho mixed oats, weeds and spur grass. I shall nover despair again of getting some good out of even a first-class stand of weods. Tho blanket of snow has nreventrd tho ground from freezing to nny ox- tent. Ilenco fence posts can bo driven with less labor than In tho fall. The cracks through tho fields mode by tho arouth 1 see nre closed, and the ground Is damp a foot down or more. This Is cheorlng, for tho cracks prevented the now or water to tho reservoirs, In my opinion the wide-awake farm er will keop over a few hundred bush els of corn, at least until he ts reason ably sure of another sufficient crop. Also, he will save a few tons of hny. Thero hag been a slaughter of rab bits this winter beyond any other son ton within my knowlodge. The taste for frfpd bunny Is on the Incroase among the people, I urn glad of It. It will save blackberry gardens and young fruit trees, for, singular as it teems, many farmers neglect tho ounce of pre ventive so long In such matters that they aro compellod to use tho pound of cure. Tho only objection any farmer can bavo to gunnors hunting rabbits In hit fields Is, Do don't want them to kill his quails, and he wants them to bo careful about shooting towards stock. A neighbor bad two valuable Angara goats killed this winter by careless gunners. Id an adjacent neighborhood I am credibly Informed that some sort of a pest Is killing off tho rabbits; that many dead ones nro dnlly found. It may bo thoy aro mistaken. Tho dead rabbits aro porhapt tboso which hava been woundod and escaped, and nftor wards died. Tho neighborhood, how ovor, says no to this suggestion. Hontors scorn determined not to pay cash for land. They aro willing to glvo a larger share of grain than hith erto. Somo are now willing to glvo half tho crop. Tho rulo hlthorto for somo years has bcon two-flfths In tho bushel and crib aud half tho hay. That is what I bavo rented for a number of years past. I havo mado careful esti mates and find that, ono year with an other, I havo dono as wall, and somo- times bettor, than thoso who havo routed their laud for cash, I havo had ono renter oovon years, and ho has dono as well by his portion of tho farm as I myself would havo dono, Tho groat troublo with many renters Is they hog tho land ovor. It runs down under their bands. Tho fonces, tho home, tho barn nnd tho door-yard and orchard look as It a vory poor widow lived thoro and had no holp whatever. This kind of farming makos tho owner hardor In his demands than bo would bo It tho renter took. a llttlo prldo In keeping tho placo In good condition, I havo no use for a slovenly rentor. EDWAHDl). JltiATON. Training (Impo Vlnm, K. 0. Lodeman, Department of Asri culturo Ho port: Training, on the other hand, Is almost wholly a matter of convenience. It docs not nffect tho strength of tho vino or tho valuo of tho crop In uny essential particular. Tho training of a vino refers to tho (lis- poial or atrangomont of tho various parts of tho vino after pruning hat taken place. Tho method of training adapted determines the oporator to leave certain growths In certain posl tlons, not because more or better fruit Is expected, but for the reason, per bans, that tho fruit any bo harvested with greater case, that a laborious op oration may bo wholly dispensed with, or that there may bo lets danger to the maturing crop from winds or other nat ural agenolos. Tho method of training adopted by a vlneyardlst Is largely tho result of personal preference or of ed ucation, although toll and variety aro Important factors In tho selection of a system. Tho health and vigor of tho vino aro rarely affected by the method In which It Is trained, and although somo system of training must bo adopt ed In every vineyard, still altogether too mueh weight has teen laid by most horticultural writers upon the peculiar merits of the various systems, whllo the actually ruinous effects of bad pruning havo not always beon sufficiently em- phaslted. A vine properly trained Is desirable, but a properly pruHed vine Is essential to the highest success, Tho importance of this subject necessitates a somewhat detailed statement of the principles which are vitally connected with the proper pruning of the vine. These principles servo also as the foun dation for all tyttemt of training, and they can not be ignored without more or less Injury to the plants. (1) The amount of fruit which a vine can bear and mature In highest perfec tion It limited; when this limit Is ex ceeded tha fruit deteriorates. (1) Upon the fruit the effect of ever production Is to reduce the else of the berries and of the clusters, and prob ably also to Impair the quality; the vine makes a poor growth, the foliage it small and the vigor of the plant it generally reduced, Whin a vlnt bat beta allowed to overbear, especially when It la young, years taay seta- timet be required beforo the vlnt re turns to lit normal condition. (3) A plant that Is carrying lest fruit than It Is capable of maturing generally produces a very heavy foliage and an excess of wood. This mar prob ably be oxplalnod by the supposition mat the energies of tho plant ore di rected almost entirely to vegetlve ac tivity. () Tho most difficult and Imnortant feature of grapo pruning Is to bo ablo to Judge of the kind and amount of wood which should bo allowed to re main upon the plant. This amount It dependent upon toll, varioty, climate, charactor of the season, and to a lim ited extent upon the method of train ing, The paramount Importance- of having a properly balanced top and root system Is most fully reallicd by American vlneyardlsts of long expe rience. Years of ttudy, especially tho study of tho varioty of grapo and of tho soil upon whloh It Is growing, nre brought to bear upon each Individual vino when It Is pruned, and In no di rection can tho skill i the vlnoyardht bo moro clearly demonstrated thaa .n questions regarding the amount and kind of bearing wood that is allor sl to remain. No rulo-ot-thumb will cov er a living and sonsltlvo orsanlsm for tho grape-vlno; In pruning Judgment must bo exorclsod at almost every step. Hut It It furtunnto that considerable variation may bo allowed without so rlout consequences or tho profitable culturo of tho grapo would Indeed be a hopeless task. Yet tho less tho rolianco placed upon this allowed vaasllon tho better will bo tho vino. online; Wild llnney. Tho usual way when a bee tree has been found Is to cut It down, stupefy tho beet with smoko at well at may be. and tako their honey. This, of course, destroys all future harvests of sweet from that treo or swarm. Possibly Daniel Johnson, an old bco hunter, of Dedham, Me., has discovered a uouor way, Tho bees provided against meir treo bolng cut down and tholr sloros destroyed by toltcttng n tree which overhung a deop ravine. If tho tree wero cut down It would fall Into tho ravlno, smashing tho tree and destroy- Ing tho honey. 80 he Insertod a gas plpo from n hollow noar tho ground, running It up the treo until tho boney was reached. Then he built a Ore at tho foot of the tree. So soon as the flro warmed tho honoy Inside, it began to run down, where it was caught In palls. It nearly Oiled a barrol. Mr. Johnson thinks ho bat a pormanent hlvo of beet on that treo so Iodk at It doct not succumb to tho offocts of flro at Its roots. Ho thinks there Is enough honoy loft to winter tho boos, and that noxt year thoy will go to work and flit tho empty combs. Hut it Is very pos sible that heat sufficient to molt honoy comb hns killed tho bees, nnd that tho burrcl of honoy this year Is tho last be will get from that tree. r.tTlrnrr. No advice, howovor good, can take tho placo of experience. Thoro Is no way that tho novice In poultry keeping ran become efficient except by experi ence. Many pcnplo think thoy havo experience, hut Inter And to their cast Hint they had not obtained for n num ber of years, has a llttlo touoh of pout try dlstHtsot, euros tho troubles with onso and Imnglnos that ho known all all about them nnd that ho can fight off anything that comos. When any oC his nolghbora has a llko troublo ho cheerfully gives them his ndvlca and knows, or thinks he doos, that if they follow tho recipes they will havo no further troublo. Hut Inter ho finds that ho know less than ho supposed. Ono nl tho samo diseases attacks his flock again. He tries tho old remedies and finds they will not check this now In vasion. Tho enemy comes on fearless ly and creates havoc In his yards. Ho now gets a llttlo moro exporlenco apd perhnps comes dawn to the old romody tho hatchet. Thereafter ho tayt tluit thoro Is no euro for this or thnt dis ease. Is ho right? Who knows? Wo nil need moro oxporlonco and moro systematic Investigation. ,1 (Juimilu Tlilntlm. Any roader of Tho Farmers' Itevlow that can answer tho question wll obllgo 0. I Having several patches of these plants In a pasturo of two hun dred acres, wo know those thistles to be rich In sugar; cut, too, within tho spring cattlo prefer them as fodder bet ter than rank grass. Wo have known field mloo to climb tho main stem, to eat tho soed In Its capsules. Thistles and grass growing together cut with a scythe In mowing will mako oxcollont bay tor cows, Increasing their flow of milk; that produces sweet butter. Tho dry spines being sharp, aro very dtsa grcoablo to baro bands. When staokod In largo barns the saccharine matter sweats vigorously and somotlmes fires the stacks by spontaneous combustion. It the sod containing thistles Is then broken by plowing, planted with pota- I toes for two seasons thistles are de stroyed. In Ureat Hrltaln many per sons use them for cdlblo greens, before cabbage comes. 1UCHAHU UAKlilt, jit. Monument to tho Potato. A ourlout monument bat been discovered In tho denso undergrowth of the so-called Urandhal, In tho Upper Hartx. It Is a granite block, about 7 feet high, retting on a ttona pedestal, and on an Iron tab let attached to It It the following In scriptions "Hero, In tho year 1747, the first trials were mado with the cultiva tion of tho potato." Tho fJerman peas ant at tho time did not tako kindly to tho potato plant on Introduction to tho country. It bad, however, a great friend In the king, Frederick II., who was con vinced of lu value, but who waa obliged to usa forcible measures to get tho peo ple of Pomeranla and Sllosla to plant L Ex. Why It a woman's husband lata dear U tar tkaa atr kutband'a wife? TALES OF TILE CUPID SOME AMUSINQ STORIES OF UNIQUE "MATCHES." Courting In Church A rlng Olsnrc, for Onre l,ecU In a H'l'f Mnrrlnso Unrla liattut' GnurMhlp OM Hutch Chnrlry, A young gentlomnn living 'in tho city of Moncton happened to alt at ohuroh In n pow adjoin ing one In which waa n young lady for whom he conceived a sudden and violent passion and felt desirous of ontorlng Into courtship on thy spot, but tho placo not suiting n formal declaration he hit on the fol lowing plan: Politely handing his neighbor a Ulblo open with a pin stuck in the following verso: It Kplstte of John, 6 verso: "And now I leeoeh theo lady, not aa though I wrote n now com mandment unto theo, but that whloh wo had from tho beginning, that wo love ono another." Bho returned It with the following: Huth, II chnptor, x verso: "Thon sho foil on her face and bowed herself to the ground nnd said unto him. why havo I found grace In thlno eyes that thou shouldcst take knowledge of me seeing I nm a'stranger?" Ho roturncd tho Hook, pointing to tho xxl verso of tho II Kplstlo of John: "Having many things to wrllo onto you I would not wrlto them with paper and ink, but I trust to como unto you and speak faco to faco that our Joy may bo full." From tho above Interview It Is ren sonablo to suppose that the marrtago took placo soon after. A l'MMlng OInre, Whon my. friend Jack waa leaving homo to como to Aaslnabola his aunt accompanied htm to tho station, nnd thoro bade htm an affectionate fare well. At tho train was leaving tho station Ho noticed his aunt In con verjatlon with n tall, fair nnd very at tractive looking young lady. Jack waa much struck by tho tatter's ap pearance and could not keop from thinking of hor all tho way, and won dering who sho was. He mado up his mind aho was tho ono being In the world for him. Immodlntcly on hid nrrlval ho wroto to his aunt asking about tho young lady. Tho reply was fnworablo Viola was single Jack managed with his aunt's as sistance to etart a correspondence Thoy boenmo very much attached through tholr letters, and whon thoy mot for tho first tlmo It was to bo married. All arrangomonta about tho wedding had bcon mado by lettor, Jack found out after they wero mar ried, that Viola had seen him that memorable day nt tho station nnd had Inquired of Jack's aunt who ho was. It Impponcd that thoy both confided in tho samo ponton, and as a consoquenro all enmo out right. Tho old lady Is vory proud of tho mntch sho helped to mako, for thoy aro Indent a happy couple. Vnrln Itnaliu' CmirUlilp, In ono of our southorn towns live two old darkles, rollca of slavery. The old mnn Is 0110 hundred and thrco yenra old nnd hail bcon married sovon times, nil of hit wivon being doad whon ho mot Aunt Tlsho. Aunt Tlsha was clghty-tlireo, and hnd beon married flvo times. 8ho wot a Virginia dnr key, but had beon sold Into Alabama during elave tlmo, nnd had como to this town after tho war. Aunt Tlsha la good, sweet-faced old darkey, her complexion n dark glngcr-brcud color, hor faco surrounded by whlto wooly hair. Undo Haattis Is a spry 01a man, aitnougn bent nearly doub It with ago, but his cyos aro bright and thoy glance kindly at you from bo. hind his largo stool rlmmod spectacles It was aoYorat years slnco Undo Has- tus Boventh wlfo died and ho wns anxiously looking for tho eighth when somo friend rccommonded Aunt Tlsha. Ho did not know hor, but was willing to moot bor. This friend pointed out Aunt Tlsha to Undo Has tus ono day on tho ntrcct aud ho pro posed thon and thero. Aunt Tlsha anaworcd him very Indignantly: "Go long nigger, what do I want wld yo Yo too olo o tak core yoscf wldout a wlfo." Stio oalmed down, howovor, attor reaching homo, nnd asked tho lady for whom sho waa working to wrlto an apology to Undo Ilastus, Soon after tho had dispatched her grandson with tho lettor sho taw, through tho kitchen window, at sho was waahlng the dUhos, Undo Kaatus coming up tho atreot In hit old ox cart, Sho ran out Into the atrcet with tho dish towel In her hand, and hailed him. No one knows what they said to each other, but they mado up tho dirforoncea atxi agrcod to marry next day, the bringing him in to sign a paper giving hor full possession of bin property, consisting of a log cabin, an ox and ox cast Old IuUh Charity's CouHdiln, I was at tho station when Old Dutch Charley's lady came. Ho had told us why ho waa thoro: to. when the daah Ing-looWng stranger vteppod from the train, we all know that this waa tho city lady who had been recommended to Old Charley, by a mutual friend, a suitable life-partner, and who had now como over to have u look at Old Charley, aod stay a while on cuDroba Hon. Old Charley eouln't leave bra hone, to Tarn Johnson Mho mall car rier, appointed himself matter of ceremonies, and, eocortlng her out to tho road, formally Introduced her to Charley, banded her Into tht cutter, and iba the vile reprobate be put bit ana arausd her neck asd kissed her. It waa wfoJcH shame of Tom, and Old Charley didn't llko It a bit. Three or four dnye later tho lady ap peared at the station nlono, and told thoso present why sho wot leaving. It's that plagued pot pig o' hlt'nt Ho's Just sot on that net old. an' bound to havo It In tho woodshed, nn' every tlmo tho door's openod It rom tea rln' In, racln nil over th" hu'l house, an' tracktn up tho floors! It'fl Just gallln'! Ho nays ho can't bear to kill It, but ha can't keop mo an' It both." At this point Dutch Charley ran In, wildly excited. "Aoht Katie. Katlo, what far you go by dor houso nwny? What for you lhay nnd marry mo not?" They retired to tho lowor ond of tho platform, held a short consultation, then started toward tho road. As thoy passed, Old Charley beamed upon the Interested group at tha door, and said: "Tomorrow wo go by dor preaehor an' git mnrrlot wunstf" Tho neighbors say that the chief foa- turo of tho woddlng feast was roast pot pig. DKIi BUCHANAN. OEMS AND TRADITIONS. Wonderful VlrtnMi Aurrlltrd In tha Tar- qunWr King Jnhlt's Ulna. Traditions nnd superstitions In con nection with precious goms are many nnd varied. For examplo, tho turquolso Is believed to bo especially rich In vir tues. Tho Hermans claim that by Its varying shndes It turns telltale on tho caprices and moods of Its wcaror. Car dan, tho famous Italian physician nnd philosopher, asserted that turquolso mounted and worn ns a Augur ring secured a horseman from all Injury and added with commendable caution that bo had a beautiful turquoise given htm as a keepsake, but never testod Its virtues, not caring for the saka of ex periment to risk his life. Shakespeare mimed Shylork totay: "He would not havo lost his turquoise ring for a whoto wilderness of monkeys." Camillas !cnnardtis, . writer of past centuries, wrote much that waa Interesting about Jewels. He names n number that nro cither no longer found or else they are creations of his Imagination. Leo- nardus statea that tho alccorla not nlono renders n man Invisible, but "being hold In tho mouth nllayt thirst " Tho stone, doubtless of his fancr. Is found In tho Intestines of n capon that has lived seven years. Again ho telli of tho bozoar. n red, dusty, brlttlo and light stono, which Is taken from tho body of somo nnlmnl, nnd Is Infnlllblo against melancholy. Ho credits Queen KlUaboth with wearing n bozoar. Four famous rings of historical Interest wero thoso presented by Popo Innocont to King John. The monarch was urged to nbto with cxtrcmo cnto tho thapo of tho rings, their number, color and mnttor. Tho number, four, bolng a square, typified firmness of mind, fixed steadfastly on tho four cardinal vir tues. Tho bluo of tho sapphlro denot ed faith; tho grcon of tho emerald, hope; tho crimson of tho ruby, charity, and tho splendor of tho topax, good works. Tho rings thomsolvos repre sented eternity, with nolther beginning nor end; gold, which wns tho matorlal, nnd, according to Solomon, tho most precious of metals, signified wisdom, moro to b'o desired thnn rlchos and power, WHAT THE BUN IS. One of tha Orrat .Multitude nt Hint Nlnr Is Urarrlbrd. From tho Philadelphia Inquirer: Tho sun, around which tho earth moves at a distance of about 03,000,000 o fmllca, a dtstanco of about 03,000,000 of miles, stars. It Is an Intensely hot body, shining by Its own light, whllo most of tho planets are cool bodies and do not, Uioreforo, glvo out light of tholr own. Compared with tho earth, tho sun is a globo of enormous dimensions, To mako up Itt bulk 1,300,000 bodlet ns Inrgo as tho earth would bo required Whon vlowod through a telescope dark spots may often be seen upon the stir faco of tho sun. It ono of theso spots bo carefully nollcod, and obsorvod again after n few days, It will be found to havo moved farthor toward tho western sldo of tho nun's disk, whero It Anally disappears. After an Inter val it reappears on the eastern side, and nrrlvcs at the position whero It wus first noticed In about twenty-flye days, furnishing us with proof that tho sun rotaftH on its axis In that time. An Unloving Wlfa's Way. San Francisco Heport: J. D. Mot fatt, a well-to-do citizen of thlt city, had troublo with hit wlfo and on d4 comber 20, last, be published a notice that ho would not bo responsible for bis wife's bills after January 1. Tho lady wot quick to see her opportunity She realized that far ten days between the date mentioned her husband would be responsible, so she went all over San Jose and bought everything slit wanted and a few things tltarsho did not want. Sho wan quite pleased with her tucoets and managed in tbo ton days to buy up several thousand dollars worth of goods. When tho bills came h'ome the husband tore his hair nut the shopkeepers demanded their Vay. They wero told to go nnd whittle tor It. Now suit has been brought against the hard-hearted husband, and In addition to the original bills he may have to pay court costs and lawyers' fees. Manailnar liar. Pretty Wife (poutlngly)-Tbat Mrt, Do Plalne bat a dozen dresses band' tamer than the ontr good one Pre got Smart Husband A homely woman like that needs rich attlro to attract atUn tton from her face. You don't (Pret ty wit tubtMta.) New York Wtkl 4.