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\ot he that counts my error.,
Not he that hols me baek
With do: vro:ds to .how -me
Wherti: ad how I lack;
Nor he that se INy fattliags;
And, seeiug them, is free
To take m ne:tsar' by them
IF's not the friend for me.
But he that Ilarns my virtues,
Who takes m e at my be t;
Who notes my greatest failings
Aud overiokAs the rest;
Who, after .I havt" striven
And il:vo not i:.i1 is freo
14i:h wor.s e a1 tion
He is the friend 'for
He tbat fore .er warns r.o
Of t:hgers in my way,
'lho doubts my strength to meet them
And cv--r bits me stay,
Mnay truly seek to shield me,
May wish me well, but ho
Whose faith is inspiration
He is thr friend for me.
-Chicago News.
EAR old "Happy
Hollow" was our
home - an ideal
little poet's valley,
nestling in t h e
mountains of East
Tennessee, a n d
surrounded b:
splendid mountain
t; ranges. The name
was most appro
priately given to
that hollow, which
was happy in fact
as 'n name, where, in company with
m boyhood's boon companion, Plato
great ugly brindle cur dog, as true
an faithful as dumb brute ever was
have bad many an exciting boyish
ro p and ramble in the days long
go .
ne morning in the early fall of
18 , while Plato and I were out for
a r. bit hunt in the upper end of the
Ho ow, I had an experience which I I
am in no danger of forgetting until
life itself is forgotten. It was my
Ion eenth birthday, and my father
had resented me that mrrning with
a lo g-coveted treasure in the form of
a otgun. It was a single=barrel,
m1u e-loader concern," and would
:dou less be considered quite anti-"
aa d.byboy friends of this advanced .
a - "breechloadtr an& theiain
merl as. At all events, it was entir'ely
up dete then, and I am able to re- 1
call f w prouder, happier moments of'
my l: e than when that gun-I have it
ye rst came into my possession.
On t e morning in question I had it
on m shoulder, feeling like a verit
able apoleon Bonaparte going forth
6o on ner the world.
The rabbits must have heard the
news, however, for, hunt as he would,
old Plto conld not start a single one
of the . They were ordinarily plenti
ful en ugh.
At ~ength, weary with walking, II
sat dofrn at thie very foot of the
mountain, which formed an almost
perpenilicular wall above my head.
Just t) the right of me was the I
direaclec "Danger Line" of the moun
tain ra ge--a rocky, barren, desolate
strerch fr belt across the mountain,
with he ~e and there a cave sunk in or
a huge rock jutting out. When all
the res4 of the mountain sides were
clad in the green garments of spring-'
time, o01 the russet robes of. autumn,
this stijetch of sterile, untimbered
land shpwed, naked and glaring, like I
an ugly!frown on nature's face. It I
was som4e unpleasant freak in the con
structio4 of the mountains that Inever
knew thd reason for, but I know that
"Danger' Line" was universally
avoided, Jby white and colored alike
the latter deelaring that it wasi
"hanted,r' and the former that there
were ra tlesnakes, and even worse
things, t~ be encountered there. My~
mother -aud positively forbidden me I
ever to gh' into that part of the moun
tains, and~ hitherto I shad seen it only
from a di tance, curiously.
I had sat there under the shadow1
of the m untain in the sweet autumn
stillness ~for perhaps ten minutes,
tired, halt dreaming, half wishing my-1
self at home, when I was suddenly
aroused ti life and interest by a furi
ous,~excit a barking far up the cliff1
above' mej and slightly to my right.
At first I doubted my ears. I had
never knewn Plato to cross into
"Danger Liine" by so much as one
step beforet, and so I was at a loss to
account fqr it. And yet that was
Plato's w qi-known voice I heard;
there could be no mistaking it with
me. Ther~ was something strange,
romantic, a-pout it all, and I was burn
ing with desire to see what manner of
game he cofild have treed up there.
* I rememnbe-: la niy mother's warning
and faItereJ . It has. been my experi
ence that 'v en a boy falters in the
face of d ti, d'isobedience has scored
a point anid trouble is near at hand.
* There was| my new gun, as yet un
*tried, e:c.ep) at lifeless targets, and,
after all, peihaps it was only a squir
rel. Li sho-t, my thirst for adventure
got the. bett .r of me, and my determ
ination to follow Piato was fixed. The
' next t'aing Ilo be decided was how to
get there. t[ could tell by his bark
that Plato w'as a considerable distance
*above me, ai d the height was well
*nigh inacces ible. But I was youwng,
strong and tactive, as mountain boyfi
are apt to be1 and I have sometimesi
thor.g'ht tha if a fourteen-year-old 4
boy' [email protected] ed to climb a sunbeam
. he col.a s accomplish the task.;
. The mount '-side was covered with
small un der wth, and with '
of this I (eterminLed t .the~
a.scent, ~ the e
aand, slowly anzl Iboriously T pulled
myself up from bush to bush with the
,ther, guiding wy course by the
?easeless barking of Plato up above
ne. At the enI of about an hour of
such toil I reached the top of the first
bUif, where. for a width of something
anore than a hundred yan was level
Trounud. reaeiug to the foot of the
next blni, and, wih lo climbing now
to do, it was the work of lbut a few
nomteuts to reach Pluto.
Coming up to him 1 fona him sta
tioned at the end of a huge hollow
og, and baying with i:re animation
than I had ever :now"n him to do be
fore. I don't knw.v why it was. but
a I reached his sid' something
s:opped me, as though a sirorg hand
had been laid u;on my shoulder, and
my ,aoc.er's warning came into my
mind. I turnl my _uce toward home,
and ' r one !momec: 't av'. cnscieuce
twitted me and n:v res.lu:ion weak
ened. But I sh-ok oi the spell and
stooped to look into the hollow log.
It was as dark as night within, and I
rould distinguish nothiug. I ihen
went aronnd to the other end, but
found that there was no hallow there.
I beat upon the lo_ and listened, but
do sound came forth save the echoes.
I could think of nothing else to do, so
I knelt down, cocked my gun, pointed
Lt into the log, pulled the trigger, and
-"bang!" rang out on the mountain
ir. Instinctively .I sprang from the
log, and aluost simultaneously with
the shot came an answer from within,
in the most savage, the most blood
curdl.ing, hideous sound. 1 think, that
I have ever heard, al accompanied
by a noise of scrambling out. of the
to, which filled my whole being with
fright. I had never known Plato to
r-un from any living thing before, but
h preceded me in the flight this
time. Long as it takes to tell it, we
mere scarcely started when out of the
log came tumbling a great, furious
hungry bear, bearing down upon us
like the shadow of an awful death. I
n shut my eyes now as I write of it,
and feel the shiver of fright run
through me, as I felt it at the sight
f that bloodthirsty beast, nearly fifty
rears ago. On we dashed, and nearer
Bruin came, the blood streaming from
is angry face, where the shot from
:y gun had taken effect. On, on!
and nearer, nearer, and yet nearer the
nfuriated croature behind us! And
:hen-horrors! The brink of the
great bluff was reached! Straight
lownward, with not a tree, not a
riendly bush to aid me-a descent.
impossible, even with ample leisure
mud greatest care!
Far down below me smiled the ser
ne beauty of Happy Hollow. There
vere, the cows , the horses, the sheep,
rowsing quidtya' themse wM the
lear old home with the maple before
;be door, under whose friendly shade
[ had probably rested and listened to
he music of the mocking-birds for
he last time. And then mother's
warning came again before me-too
ate!-distinct and reproachful.
To attempt a descent were certain
leath, and death equally as certain
as just behind me. Reloading my
un was now out of the question, and,
ad it not been, the shot it carried
vere too small to do more than far
:her incense the murderous pursuer.
Poor old P!ato stooll cowering by
ny side, trembliug and whining pite
mlv, and in the bitterness of nmy de
pairin1g heart I accused him of it all
-not dreaming of what was to follow.
The supreme moment had come,
nd I was almost palsied with fright,
ith not the strength or the resolu
ion to raise my gun Lo strike a last
~eeble blow for myself.
Within ten feet of me the bear rose
>n his hind feet to what appeared to
ny frightened vision an almost in
rediblc height. He was preparing
:o spring! I knuew the end was come,
mnd I tried to pray. The power of
peeh, of thought even, had deserted
ne. As he sprang upon me, I
iought to close my eyes, but that
rivilege, too, was denied me.
Another moment and I would have
>reathed my last, when, as if by a
oble inspiration, all his wonted cour
Lge regained, Plato mst the spring
Ld planted his teeth in my vicious
ssaiant's throat. The bear clinched
vith him, and I sought to turn-like
coward--and fly for my life; but I
~ould move at best only a few feet
ackward, so weali and unstrung
vas I.
The struggle was fierce for a moment,
ut I saw that it wa all over for my
lear old brindle playmate, and I re
lized that it would be but a question
>a few seconds before the monster
vould turn on me.
There was a crash at nmy feet, a
iving way of the earth! The igreat
-ock on which they struggled for life
Ld- death had broken loose from its
norings, carrying the ugliest bear
nd the noblest dog I ever saw, crash
ng down the awful precipice, to
ntilation and death below.
It was the middle of the afternoon
when I, a tired, weak, sick and re
entant boy, reached home to receive
he blessings and forgiveness of my
ond and frightened parents.
At the foot of that bald cliff, just
there he fell on-the lovely autumn
lay in the long ago, you can find it
ow-unless impious hands have re
noved it--a stone slab on which is
udely chiselled this:.inscription:
4Sacred to the menmory of.
'2who ga~tehslife to save
in fe' eet of where I am
yriting now, snoozing snugly in the
~venn sunbeams, where they play
on the floor through the open win
w,ia large and beautiful Maltese
at coiled nu in restfuZ; oblivion to
4ting, on 'in immense
e wearer of which once
r making an end of me.
Old Customs Itevived - A Waving of
Plumes and Chanting of Lamentations
Over the Casket-Midnight removal of
tle Bocly-Hearse Drawn by Natives.
The remains of Princess Kaiulani
now rest in the tomb-in Hawaii,where
hie the bodies of all the Kamehame
has, except the great liamehameha,
wvho was buried, like Moses, no man
knows where. The funeral took place
on Sunday and fully 25,000 people at
tended it. It is Hawaii's supersti
tion that the death of a member of the
royal family is accompanied by the
severest rainfall of the year. The con
ditions attending the death and burial
of haiulani bore out the superstition.
The rain began falling in torrents
a ter she died and continued until
after she was buried. The hours of
the funeral, however, were bright and
All that the military and civic pomp
of civilization could add to the strange
old Hawaiian funeral customs went to
make the ceremony one not easily
forgotten. For nearly seven days
there was not an instant when some
ceremony was not in progress. Soon
after her death kahili bearers began
waving royal yahilis or feather plutmei
over her body. Every bearer,whether
a man or a woman, wore the yellow
feather cape, which was a sign of
Hawaiian royalty. The bearers stood
rigidly erect and the waving of the
plumes was done according to a for
mula from which it was a point of
honor not to vary. At the beginning
each bearer held his kahili in the
"Carry arms!" position. At a signal
the kahilis were extended in a hori
zontal position till they touched tips
with those on the opposite side of the
casket. Each bearer then waved his
kahili to the right, then to the left,
repeating each motion, and then hold
ing the plumes aloft. finally returning
to the first position again. During
the week several kahili bearers fainted
from sheer exhaustion.
The body lay in state at Ainahan
until the Friday preceding the funeral
and was then removed to the Kawai
alias church. The ceremony of re
moval was weird. It took place in
the middle of the night. The sky was
heavily overcast and threatened rain.
Kahili bearers walked beside the
hearse, waving aloft torchee made of
oily kukui nuts, spitted on bamboo
poles. Following the hearse came
members of the royal family in car
riages, then friends, old servants and
retainers. Among the last were many
Mele women, -Avio hand-- down irom
generation to generation the histori
cal chants reci.ting the valor, great
deeds and history of the Hawaiian
people. They wailed and chanted
throughout the journey to the church.
Others wailed in cadence, while some
of the old servants broke out in la
mentations and expressions of per
sonal grief. The darkness, the weird
light of torches, the absence of the
constraining presenceofthe white man
and the white man's cnstoms, r-evived
i.n-many of the Old H lawaiians thoughts
and feelings of earlier days, and they
b)roke into hula hula songs and dances
accor din g to the ancient custom, which
has latterly fallen into disuse since
the hula has become discredited.
At the church, a short service wvas
held and finished at 2 o'clock in the
mning. The church decorations
were in sympathy with the customs
on such occasions.
Throughout Saturday rin~i fell in tor
rents, but the remains were viewed
by thousands. After the funeral the
quiet of the scene wvas broken *by
chants or by wailing and lamnentations
of old servants of the pr-incess, who
recited incidents of her life. Their
words were extemporaneous, spoken
in a chanting, melodious way, some
times accompanied by a swaying of
the body, which was ke1't up until
the speakers dr-opped from sheer phy
sical e.xhaustion.
The services on Sunday were those
of the Anglican church. The funeral
p ocess;ion was le l by the marshal of
the republic, A. H. Br-own, his depu
ties and a company of mounted po
liee. Then followed memnbers of the
royal family, eivil M4iicials, foreign
consuls, representativ-es of societies
andl the clergy. ir-cluding the Catholic
bishop. The hearse was drawn by
2:30 natives, uniformed in wvhite trous
ers. blue sweateis, white hats and
blue and yellow cioth capes. From
the church to the tomb is two miles,
but the entire distanc'e was lined with
spectators. The services at the tomb
were very simple. The comn was
placed next to that containing the
body of Princess Likelike, Kaiu
laui's mother, and near that of Kala
Unnttered Thoughts.
No man or woman who snor-es will
ever believe it.
Many an individual who has saved
another's life has not been able tc
save a cent.
A man who is not in business is al
ways credited with getting into mis
A sumcient income is appar-ently a
little mor-o than we ever posses=.
You never hear anything abo'ut a
person's vir-tues, so long as one vice is
Some one says that the cause of
many unhappy moarr1iages is that m:ex
will go on proposing when they expect
to be refuse-i.
A wvomfan is never so pleased that it
storms as when her new fr-ock has
failed to come home, and she ceuldn't
have worn it, anyway.
Listener-s never hear any good of
themselves, but hear a lot o.f bad
about other persons. Sorrow makes
the eyes re:1, the hair- white, and the
feelings blue-in fact, it is quite a
national afition.-New York Woarl
How Chem-Ats and Other Inanious Per.
.on Makt- Us- ,r Waate.
To such an extent has the utilization
of by-products been carried in the
stockyards of Chicago that now the
only waste in a steer is the gastric
juice, and what was formerly ihe waste
Is now worth more than the meat.
The horns go into knife handles of
backs for combs. The white hoofs are
sent abroad to return as ivory, w i>
the black hoofs become handle- for
knives and canos and are made into a
dozen other things, the so't -internal
parts 'eing resolved into jellies and
Frim the bones are procl.ced pia-o
key,. dice and bone-black. Glue,
gelatine, neat's-foot oil, and an imita
tion whaleboue are made from the
sinews. The clarified blood is taken
by the sugar refiners,-while the rest of
it berome; buttons and 'fertiliz:rs.
The int:stines serve a; casings fo
sausage, and the bladders as cases fo
snuf . The tail tuft is an insiguiticant
part of the animal, but when steamed,
dried and washed it becomes a curled
hair that sells readily. As a result of
this care and economy, the tiaun,eial
returns from a steer, as estimateI by
one in the business, are: From the
meats and compounds of meat. $IO;
from the hide, hair. horns and hoofs,
, 25; from the fats, blood, sinews and
bones, S15: from all othe- waste, 315,
or ., recieived from the by-products.
But not alone in the stockyards are
by-products carefuliv husbanded.
Many laruga industrial :c.rporations
employ ehemists to search for by
products with a view to increased pro
fits and reduced waste. The ,roduc
tion of alcohol from waste r.olasses
is well known, and the recent :onver
sion of rig-iron slag into cemnent ha3
been noted. To these may b. added
tiling made from crushed tree bark,
acids from plum and peach pits,jellies
and an inferior kind of champagne
from apple cores, prussiate of po'a -h
from castaway shoes, carbonic acid gas
generated in the processrs of beer
making, and window weights from the
iron recovered from tin cans.
More notable, perhaps, are so-ne
products from corn. Indian maiza
contains a kernel in which there is a
yellow germ. Under che:nical treat
ment this germ vtelds an oil which,
when refined, is a competitor with
cotton-seed oil in the substitution for
olive oil, and which may be vulcanized
and made to do duty as rubber. What
are called rubber boots and shoes are
being made from thisimitationrubbez
at a cost far below that of the genuine
article. -The Manufact'arer.
A Poison Bottie 'anted.
I,The Chemist andDrp 'st,we leara,
aebttiruyot?reau a - re-grftesuriZr.
Ior a good tell-tale po sonbottle, and
has received many valuable sugges
tions in reply. O.ne of them is that
the neck should be at right angles to
the body of the bottle, instead of in a
line with it. This idea also reaches
us from another quarter. Another, of
a more fanciful kind, is that the user
sl uld be warned off by a death's
head and cross-bones of the poison
label. Bnt the main thing is the ap
peal to other senses than that of sightr.
The bottle must be able to signal
"'poison" in the darkness. One in
geniou3 person, as we showe 1 the
other day, proposed to appeal to the
sense of hearing by means of a sort
of mnusic-al cork. The senses of taste
and smell, of course, are out of the
questiou. The sense of touch remains,
and this or nothing can be our safe
guard. This sense may be simulated
by differences of form in the bottle or
by differences of texttfre. One comn
p'etitor for the prize suggests strips of
sandpaper pasted on the sides. But
while be is about it, why not have the
roug-hneis in the texture of the bottle
Iitself, and1 combine the two safeguards
in a triangular bottle with "toothed"
edges? If anything further is wanted,
put the neck at right angles, as afore
said. Any person who persisted in
the abuse of the bottle in spite of
these precautions ought to be brought
nder the habitual inebriates net. -
London News.
Heatlth in, the Navy.
Good order and discipline, the clean
liness of the shaip--nothing, not even
the daintiest of summer cottages, is
more clean than a well-ordered Ameri
can warship-wvere maintained at the
camp throughout its entire occupancy
by the battalion, and the fact that, al
though exposed to a malarious climate
in the torrid atmosphere of a tropical
summer, at a spot located but a few~
score miles from where our poor fel
lows of the army were succumbing by
hundreds in the fever-laden air, the
entire loss of life in the marine batta
lion was due to the casualties of battle
-not one man died of disease--shows
what can be done by well-regulated
and well-drilled organization in All de
partments of a military body. There
was no lack of medical or oth r neces
sities; nothing essential tp the effi
ciency of the force as ,g~hting body,
to its health, to the protection of the
njen from adver-se cohditions of life in
the field during th9 rainy season of
4 e tr-opics. had been neglected or for
gotten; and whi it is true that the
base of supply wa close at hand and
the problem of tr sportatiom inland
-omi the wvater'. we did not have te
. be nmet, it is sare ~ume from the
dmir-able order an system displayed,
at any such a~ culties presented
Sld hare bee -come.-Harp er's.
flton~ *er 0. W.
\Every joke odd hare a point,'
s id the editor, he handed back
~me unavailable frrings.
"think you.-li find mine al.
p at ated proped'y," ireplied Mr
j~Billboard advertisements are postei
hisome places by malchines that reacl:
~the top of a fifty)foot wall withou
He Conceale That Fact Fron His Wife.
JJoe Ono "3They Losf ' heir sr:r
V . nr1 ti. C'a iryminan }"iiledi the
1il! an. i H t (7:an, IErcacit of Ts.
' The youing man had never told his
wife that he had done a five-year
stunt in theregular army of the United
Staies. Without any particular rea
son for it somni men feel a bit shy
mentioning their service in the regu
lars. Perhaps the fact that, up to
about ten years ago, the army was
looked upon as the last resource o
tha ne'er-do-well, may have some
thing to do with it. Anyhow this
young war department clerk didn't
ha;pen to mention it to the girl when
he cane to Washington a couple of
years ago and e.urted and married
he:", relate. the Washington Star, that
he had spent almost a five-year stretch
among the yeL.ow, blasted-looking
mountitins of Arizona, helping his
tro p to hunt for the elusive Apa,he
Kid. He told her that he hal been
ja uming a-ound down in the south
w 'st. and h told the truth, for it
hanting that red rascal of an Apache
waln't la-nuing around the southwest
then nothing is. She considered it
o ld that :e knew so much about sol
dieit,g. that be went around the
house on :unday mornings illy t
whistling the trumpet calls, and that
he knew ho"- to spiel Indian talk that
Indians understood. Or course, she
never stopped to won-ler over his
habit of going down stairs sideways.
She never thought of him as a sol
dier, and so she con!d ;-ot know that
all men wrho h>ve been cavalryimen
iuvariably go down stairs sideways
for the remainder of thei: livcs. It is
a habit born of their service fear of
tripping themselves on stai:s with
their spurs.
They keep house in a pretty little
place out in Mount Pleasant. They
have had considerable difficulty in
keeping a servant, as a good many
Mount Pleasant folks do. Their last
servant wearied of the"lonesonmeness"
cne evening list week, packed up the
ti;ings that belonged to her, and
probably a few things that did not be
lo::g to her, in accoilance with the
rule in such cases, and departed, an
nouncing that she was not to return.
The young wife wept dismally after
the servant's departure, and her hus- 1
band, sympathizing with his wife's
rel nose, endeavored to assuage her
"Let 'er go," said he. "i'll stay
home from the office tomorrow, and
Iyou can bundle oftr bright and early
iud ~get --nother te. -)oa't rush
yourself to death over it, either. I t
can run this shack fo: one day, I I
"But if I and away after the noon
hour what will you do for your lunch,
you poor old monkey~ thing?" she
askei him, solicitously affectionate.
"Never you mind me," he said.
"I'll get along. You watch me."
So, on the following morning, iii
rectly after breakfast, the young wife,
with many foieboudings as to the rack
and ruin she would ind, and not a
bit of her wi-k done when she r
Itur-ned, set out for the down town dis- I
trict to beg, orro~w or steal a house
".i.tll be a give away, all right,"
Imur-mured her husband to himself,
but I'll do it all the s:une."'
So he set to work. First, he washed
the dishes. Soldiers of the regular
ar-my of the United States wvash dishes
Iwithi a practised skill and a thorough
ness such as few womecn, with all due
consideration, exibit. Hie mnade a
nice job of the dis : washing and then
took a pair of shears and~ cut a lot of
scalloped borders out of old newspa
papers for the china closet. Then he
put the di-hware away all neat and
orderly. T1hen he sta:te1 in at the
kitchen. He polished the stove first,
so that the kitchen cat raised her back
at her own image in it. Then he got I
at thbe paus, pots. skillets and so on,
and made them look like new. Then
he swept out the kitchen, after whichI
he got down on his marrowbones and
gacve it the most bu sine~ss-like .ecruib
bing it had e ve.r hlad a military- sru b
binig. Thus the kithlen was all fi';ed.
Then he~ went upstair-s to their.
room and mia e the bed. A man who
h::.s madec up his bunk in quarters in ~
the United States army for any space
of time doesn't need to get any points
from the women folk as to how that
job should be done. Then he ~
sprinkled tea leaves around and swept
the whole npstairs portion of the ~
house, after which he~dlusted it thor- ~
oughly. Then he descended the siairs
and began the policing of the dining
room, sitting room and parlor. He .
changed the furniture all about,
changed the location of some of the I
pictures advantageously, gav-e the I
piano a better position and cleaned ~
and swabbed the whole outlit until
it looked as if.balf a dozen ordinary ?
servants had been policing it.
Luuch hour had r-oiled around by i
this time, and so lie went to the kit.
chen. neatly fried himself some bacon
and eggs, and made himself a cup of ~
coll'ee on the gas stove, after which
he cleaned up the dishes he had used ~
and smoked a couple of pipes full of C
tobacco and reflected. He had ez
pected his wife back by that time, but ~
she didn't come. He began to think
of how she'd no doubt be worrying
about the the dianer- then, and so he
decided to get the dinner himself. He
put on his coat and went out to the
market to buy the dinner. He picked
out a fine, thick steak and the neces
say vegetables, and rather astonished
temreman with his workmanlike
nianner of buying. Theretofore he
had simply been the bill payer att the
market store.
IHe had a fine dinner agoing by half
after 3. He knew that his wife would.
not be gone later than 4 o'clock, so at
i 3.4.5 he put the steak on to broil.
Then he set the table with a whole
at of neatness. not forgetting the
bunch of flowers that he had bought
it the market for the purpose of
idorning the table.
His wife walked in. sary, footsore
md ravenous, at two minutes past 4
>'clock. She paused at the thresh
aold and looked about her. The hall
iad been policed with great thorough
less and she could not understand.
rhen she walked into the parlor. Her
ace assumed a dazed expression.
"Wh, Jack," she said, "have you
mgaged a servant yourself?"
"Nope," he replied. "Just been
assing the time myself a bit, that's
When she saw the set dining room,
he spotless and shining kitchen, with
ts glistening utensils, the broiling
teak, and when she went upstairs
Lad saw the miracle that had been
rrought there, to, she simply sat
town in a rocking chair and stared at
ter husband. She was able to speak
tfter a while, and then she inquired:
"But where did you learn to do it
He grinned, and went to a little old
runk of his that was stowed away in
he spare room. He dug into this for
while, then he brought out a parch
cent paper. He took it over to his
rife and handed it to her. It was an
rmy discharge. The space after the
rord "character" was filled in with
he word "excellent." There was an
ndorsement at the bottom of the dis
harge signed by the colonel of the
e;iment, saying, "This mal is a.fine
oldier, both in garrison and camp."
"I had to take my turn as cook of
ny outfit, you know," he said after a
rhile, "and all of us have got to know
tow to police up and keep things
"But why did you never tell me
'on were a soldier? Don't you know
perfectly adore and idolize sol
Liers?" she asked him, and he could
nly grin and look sheepish.
irginia Hens That Have a Monopoly in
Snpplyipg Them.
For eight years Mr. Hamson Borden,
Virginia farmer, has supplied the
Vhite House at Washington with
ggs, beginning when General Harri
on was chief magistrate. Mr. Bor
ent's eggs go exclusively to the presi
en's table. He is depended upon to
ieet all demands from the White
Mr. Borden usually ships two crates
week, each crate containing thirty
ozen eggs. Eight .crates -is the
r:e it number he ever shipped in one
reek. Each 'egg 'is personally in
":ect3d by hi:n before.J>eing placed-in
he White House crate, -uud' only the
2rgest and choicest are selected.
very one receives a vinegar bath and
tag bearing the shipper's name. The
ggs are kept fresh until shipment by
eing put in a room of low tempera
u! e.
Mr. Borden's farm is situated five
ailes northwest of Woodstock. A
ong row of concrete one story houses,
lose by a little sti:eam that has its
ource near the mountain a few miles
way, attract one's attention. These
re the henhouses-a dozen of them
'ach with a room ten by sixteen feet.
.ccommnodations for one hundred
'hickens are provided in each room.
Che ceilings are high for henhouses,
.nd there is an inviting air of cleanli
iess about them. Each house has a
eparate yard, though Mr. Borden
~ives the chickens the run of his farm.
-e feeds thema three times daily,fresh
aeat and pulverized bone forming an
maportant part of their menu.
"How did I come to go into the
hicken business, you ask." said Mr.
:orde:3. ".[t was about thirte"n years
,go, when wheat began to recede from
he dollar mark. I determined to make
uy wheat yield a dollar a bushel, and
chose the ben to help mue. She has
loue her part nobly, and my bo&dh
ill show that I get more than a dol
ar for my wvheat year in and year out.
"When I began the egg business, 1
Ieternmined to place my eggs on the
>resident's board. It took me five
-ears to do it. Though p-esidents
hatge. I hiold my contract, and I
hink tlbat is an evidence that I give
at isfaction.
"The number of hens I keep ranges
roma eight to twelve hundred, and I
add three hundred pullets annually. I
ind the various strains of leghorns,
ith a sprinkling of 'red-tops,' the
test layers. I give little attention to
ancy varieties, the old reliable valley
hickens serving my purpose bettter
han I anticipated when I went into
he business."
A Chain of Endless PrayiO.
A new use for the endless c6 in idea
a correspondence has beeg put in
iractice by a religious Cathusiast
rhich bids fair to encompass the whole
ivilized wvorld if somebody does not
ut the string. The original letter
onsists of a simple prayer, to which
3 appended an urgent request to re
eat that prayer three times a day for
ine days. In reward for this it is
comised that the supplicant's most
arnest w 'sh will be granted. Then
llows instructions t.) send exact
opies of the letter to nine friends. In
onclusion it says warningly that to
mit sending the nine letters is a great
in, to be followed by unfailing punish
tent. -New York Press.
Centenarian Duchess.
Jane Dowager Lady Carew of
Voodsdown House, County Water
.rd1, Ire., who has just entered upon
er <me hundred and first year, d1nced
.t the Duchese of Richmond's ball at
lrussels on the night before Water
oo. She was then Miss Cliffe, the
aughter of Major Anthony Cliffe of
los and in the following yeair, -181F,
he marriedi the first 1.o:d Carew,
rhom she has long survived.
Not Incapable of Adopting Our Modern
A writer in the Nenesten Nach rich!
ten, Munich, describes the T '
the dominant race in the Philipp'
in the main as follows:
They are not incapable of adop
civilization in the modern sense,
they are a very mixed race. The ad
mixture of Chinese blood has produced
very good results. The number of
mestizos whose father was white is
also very large, and it is these descend
ants of the Spaniards who fight the
battle of freedom. Nor are the Tagales
themselves without civilization. They
have shown much natural strength,
have advanced from their original
home in central Lazon to every part
of the Philippines and t ssimilated:
many Malay tribes. Two eneme
they have, which are more dangerous
than either the Spaniard or the Ameri:
cans. They are indolent and their
morals are lax. The Spaniards have
done much to civilize them, but to
this day many return to the life of a
hunter after some years' residence in
towns and villages. They wer,
nevertheless, in a pretty advanced
state of civilization when the. Span,
iards came. This is easy to see-in thd
Igorrotos, a kindred race, which re
mains heathen to this day. The
Igorrotos live in fine villages of ,we
built houses, and their agricnltur$
system is really worthy of admiratioJ
The Tagales themselves are ardent
Catholics, but they retain many
heathen customs. Their)gneo
is to get a son into Jh church, but
they do not observe celibacy very -
strictly. Many of the mestizos,
Chinese as well as white, are wealthy
men, and as these lead in the move
ment for independence, it will be dif3
ficult to conquer the islands.
To Harness the Ocean.
It has been matter of observation
these many years that the ocean could
do any amount of work if only a har;
ness could be devised that it would
work in. The tides rise and fall, bu
it is only in rare cases that tide-water
turns a wheel. The waves are. never
at rest, and motion is force, but the.;
motion of the waves is rarely put to
harder work than blowing a horn or
ringing a bell on a buoy. At _
time, when the state of business fa*
all sorts of new industrial ventues,
is interesting to notice the ap
of two schemes for making the
furnish power for use ashore. One -
an invention patented on yanuar y
which aspires to turn the ides to-,
count as a power for drivjngte +
wheels, running electric moto
making compressed'irC-_I
an inlet or pond which tie tide -
fill, and in which the water -
retained-by a 4am.~- '
a series of reservoirs on- it,
by a frame work, is part of itsap
rats, and the general idea is to; .h
the floating reservoirs from the poai3
at low tide, and get power as long.M
the tide continues to ebb froi-iedt'J
waters thus stored.' The other scheme =
for the utilization of wave-motion pos'
vides for a collection of bz~
anchored off shore, which are to
press air which is to be stored in a
reservoir and used to 'run engineb'
Some large buoys are making now feW
use in testing this plan, and it is .an
nounced that the devie is to have an
elaborate trial next summer on the
south shore of Long Island. Both of
these schemes are saidto have enougl9
1capital behind them to make a thor
ough test of their possibilities.-Ear
Iper's Weekly.
His Usual method of Action.' 4.
He is an extremely diffident fellow
this south side youth, but is also enJ
amored.of -a f&i aiden. She likes
him right~ back and is 'not averst
giving him help in emergencies. Bit
she findseit a difficult matter toge
her admirer to respond to the calls
society, for he sinks into a condii~
o f too many feet and hands when in
the soiA.1. whiirl. But she has her
IQuite long ago, whantheb.iA
had reduced the previously depos~
snow into glaring ice, they set .o~i
to walk to a nearby home to engage ii
Ithe attractions of progressive euchre
and chocolates. He was very tend4.r
and solicitous lest she tumble, shi
and fall upon the icy sidewalk. No~
big owed with the certainty 9f
fate overtook him and he smote the
earth with a crash heard blocks away.
Thereupon a look of intense anguish
sped over his face, forhis spine seemed -
shortened. The "girdle" was in tears
of pity. She clasped her han$s and I
loved him for his woes.
"Oh, Charlie," she murmured bro.
kenly, "does it hurt?"
"No," hie gasped with a.sickly grin.
"Of course not. You see, I always
sit down that way."
Now she loveshimforhis courage and
lability to tell a fib to etricate himself
from a painful ad unplessant posi
tion.-Chicago Chronicle.
A Remarkable 3lurder in Englad. -
Biddenden, a quiet country village
in Kent, was recently, the scene of
remarkable murder. The rector's
daughter, a middle-aged spinster, ha
quarrelled with several parishioners '
and wrote to six of them to meet her
at church on a certain Snday, as she
wished to make up. It happened to
rain, so that only one of the persona
addressed, a Sunday-school teacher,
atted church. After -- ther com-.
mumnon, of which both p4,rtook, the
woman invited himinto'th'e Westry and
asked the curate to be a wituiss to the
reconciliation. She then drew.,a re
volver and shot the teacher dead She
had several spare cartridges on1
person, so that it is inferred that -she
had intended to shoot all the persona
to whom she had written. .She -was
perfectly calm after her act and hae
kent 8ilent about it-Na2{w Yok

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