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a p. f f - yo con i t&i.e ue ncrhLU, you .. won t owe us for it. it you take t!r you I.HERA LS t&ntf for ft, you won't TV 6 "a COSTLY RABBIT. XIatery of (be Meat Eaaeaalve Oet taatall That Brer Wu . - XXearU Of. Tfce most expensive rabbit on rec- ford." said a well-known river man, re- lates the New Orleans'Times-Deroocrat. "lived and is probably still living on a big sugar plantation in Jefferson par ish. No. I am not joking; I am in dead earnest. The placel refer to is owned1 by an old. friend' of mfne. and is one of the finest on the whole rivr. It has been worked of late years almost en tirely dj- Italian labor, and the fore men have had n good deal of trouble in joping with some of the racial pe culiarities of the hands. Among other things they were exceedingly fond of wild game of all kinds and had an espe cial arid particular liking for rabbits. The consequence was that whenever a - cottontail would be scared up in the field the es-tire gang would drop their Boes. and dart fn-pursuit The Italians were good sprinters and the rabbit was generally canght. out every episode of that kind meant the-doss of tt 4east Janlf an hour's time. There were o jf?sft Kahy rabbit on the plantation, anT these impromptu chases "became so -frequent that the foreman finally-realized he would have to take drastic measures to stop them. Accordingly -he- put a'1 hand. on notice one morning that the next rnnn who' stopped work to run after a rabbit would be docked ttHlpay. About an hour afterward a fine bunnie leaped suddenly out" of a furrow and started across the - field. Instantly the , cry wentr up and 250' "Italians went galloping in pursuit. After the fugitive had, for a wonder, escaped, and the excitement abated, the foreman quietly remarked that $5 apiece, would be dednctedjfromthf pay roll Saturday night. He was as; rood as his word, and that lone rabbit. which they didn't get.cost the Ital ians exactly-?!. 250. It'wasthe last ever-i chased on' the plantation. "VYhen one appears at present the swarthy labor ers !ook wistful, but keep on hoeing. Ton cost-a too much-'a mun,' they say, sadly." SAVED BY A FRENCHMAN. - Javr the Prlaea ef Wales Waa Kea- cbcA tram ifce Lata Attempted Aaa&aaJaatiea. The eredil for saving the life of the prince at" the recent attempt to assas sinate him nt Brussels, rightly belongs M Louis von Jdol. a young Parisian law student, says the New York Jour nal. M. Von Mol says: "I had just alighted from the train coming from Licgev which reaches Brussels at five o'clock, when I heard that the prince. of a!es was in tie station, and I went Into 1be carriage to see his royal high ness and bew to him. I saw a servant alight frcn the. carriage; then, as the trr.n Vasrtnrting; I perceived a young man springing upon tbefool Hoard and holding .something in his hand. I at first thought that it was the servant returning; but all nt once there came the rcro: t of "a firearm. I sprang upon the malefactor, caught him withone Rand' by the throat, and with the other disarmed him, )Ve rolled upon the; ground. AsTl picked myself up an in dividual tried to seize the revolver I held in order to claim the honor of having apprehended Sipido; and an al tercation then ensued, with the result that the police came up, an!, cn seeing- that I held the revolver and that my hand was covered with blood from an injury I had received in my fall, at once nr-estcd me." Fortunatclv, the confusion did not last long, but in the course of it I was brutally ill-treated by the police. At last, seeing their mitaki. they wished to apologize to njei but I refused to accent tk'cx cuscs until the things I hadflq'sT'in The scuffle an umbrella and a pair of gloves were returned." MUD HEN EGGS FOR CHICAGO B1 e htrr Oat. Little Kaerra Moaej PiedHotr far Baatera ef OarcaH Ceaatr. Green river "hen fruit" will aoonbe-giia"-tjgmakcitsappearance in Chicago. ThjSjis an Illinois product of whichjCh'i eagoanc partake without knowing whatethey arc eating. Green river "hen fruit1 is-the egg of a. mud hen. Hfud Men is the common name-of the Ameri can coot, or Virginian rail, says a Chi cago paper. During the month of May is the busy season of the mud hen; likewise of the individuals who make a living robbing fief nest. The hens, in large numberSj. reuuit'he marshes of he Green and Illinois rivers They nest in swarms. on bunches of drift, and here they 'are easily found by the egg hunters, whb- js j 1 t. : n- ind a ready market in- Chicagofor all of their ciTerings. A Green river iunter- lastyea'r gathered 1,000 dozen? eggs tin Vhrce. weeks, clearing SCO forv hk4iaborJTae-'r ice -last y ear;nettel six centra-dozen. pearly alt! of the eggs are taken in Bureau county They are coated in the same manner as the product of the barnyard fowUand are sold to restaur ant men und confectioners. It is said to.be, an.eary matter fs-an egg hunter acquainted! with ihe haunts and habits ofthe 4i:ud hen to take from 5QJ3 to 800 dotes? eggs in a'siagle season, Tewa Taa Valaale; te Live la. A gold mine has been located on one of the streets of Keswick, Shasta county. Cal., and there are indications., of. an oi! vein in another. The. po.pur lation. will soon- have $o move away. Thve town is altogether top valuable merely to be Irsed in. Shot Dca4 by a Dead Xaa. After the battle of Spion Kop, a British soldier was found dead with his finger on the trigger of his rifle. A Boer who. attempted to take theTifle, out of his bands was shot dead by a ilip oj-.the dead man's finger - - TAMALES AND BUZZARDS. w AeearaUaa; ta Belief, 9h Pro taeta the Mexleaa f van the j . J Other. -f . : "Down in my section of the United States there is much- to interest an observing man,,' said Alfred? Smith of Nogales, Ahz., to a Washington Star man, "but there are two things which, you dou't'iiave here which play an import mportant part in the every-day life of a portion of the inhabitants, and for the sake of a brief description I will designate .hem as buzzards and tama'.es. "The Mexicans are inordinately fond of red peppers. They grow to enormous size, compared to those you see here, and in the houses nnd to the caves of the porches of every Mex ican habitation, be it ever so humble, in-Mexico, Arizona and California, oae will observe -strings of this brilliant red condiment hanging with the ends of the sta.K twisted into braids. "The -iexican mixes the red pep pers with his food with a lavishness indicating his extreme fondness for its hot. burning flavor, and in a man ner that is unacceptable to the Amer ican palate. It enters into the com position of all his dishes. ".iow for the buzzards. These just ly named scavengers of the air are very numerous in the section I have named. The association between Mexicans and buzzards lies in this: The former's flesh is so saturated with nd peppers that. when he is overtaken by-death on the plains or desert buzzards will not eat the body. At least. tMs is the common under standing in the section hail from." AMERICAN SOLDIERS' WIVES. Tfcer Mast Wait Loa-,"Wf aTWelfc tmrt Letters " from Their ' LTec Oste. Yet, terrible as war is, with its weary marches, battles. sickness, wounds, slaughter, death, and know ing that the soldier must endure it all, jet, I repeat, my heart sheds not its keenest blood of sympathy for him, writes Mrs. U. S. Grant, in Har per's Eazar. 'Noj it is" for. the woman he leaves behind the woman whose province 'it is to wait, and who, in that waiting, must .endure the tox4 tures of a lost soul to whom my .keenest sympathy cries out.::. -iThere areano braycr women in the world to- dayy than the wives bf our army offi cers, and those of our private soldiers as well, for the hear.t under the rough woolen jacketcan ache aa piercingly as that under the silken robe. To their honor, be it said, that in the path of duty no sacrifice is too great for thqm, no loved one too dear to yield, Six seemingly interminable weeks must elapse before a letter from "the Phii'ppica CJ,-n renchthe eastern part of the United States, and cvy so' dier's wife knows whem she te ds the letter that in the :ntervtnng weeks., since it was written the l'-v1 hand .that penned the words may have fallen palsied by a Mauser bullet. Vhat. too. of the women who have no more to wait for, who sit no longer at the window of hope, they from whom war's cruel avarice has robbed all that life held dearest the widowed wives, the bereft mothers and the sor rowing ?isters. ST. PATRICK'S GRAVE. Tfce. Salnt'a ReatlBy; Plaee Said Hare Ileea Dteveredat. Laat. to After ages of neglect, says the' Lon don Daily Graphic, the traditional resting place" of.-the remains of Ire land's patron saint in the cathedral grave yard at Downpatriek have been covered with a memorial stone. The stone is a rough, weather-beaten bowl der of gran'te. weighing about seven tons, from the mountain side of Slieve-na-"Largie. where it rested a"t a height of CC0 feet. Upon the upper surface of the bewldor is incised an Irish cross, faithfullv reproduced from one cut on an equally rough, unhewn stone found ontheislcndof Inisclothran. one of the islands of Lough Ree, where St. Diar mid founded his famous ecclesiastical settlement in the middle of the sixth century. Under the cross the name "Patric" is cut in Irish characters copiedfrom tne.carlieat known Celtic manuscript. The simple treatment is considered to be the nearest approach to the form of monument which would have been constructed about the year 469. the supposed date of the saint's death. - The movement was initiated by F. J. Bfgeer. of Belfast, who was warmly supported by all classes and creeds. The supervision 'of the work was intrusted to W. J. Fennell. architect of Belfast. Baaafe t Deatroy aa Armir. A retired artillery officer of the Bel gian army has invited a number of officers and engineers to an exhibiion at Antwerp of an invention- he con tends will revolutionize warfare. The inventor, a Mr. Reuling, says that his invention is so deadly that the army against which it is directed would be entirely destroyed in a few minutes. It is a species of bomb, loaded with a terrible explosive, the name of which the inventor has not yet dir. vu;gea. e nas promisea to g.ve m- contestable proof of the. destructive powers of the invention before, ex- pertIU - Aatpwoblle WelsrJilaa; Foarteea Teas. A : wealth v. Australian owns what isi said to be the heaviest automobile in the world. It weighs 14 tons and. is run by a gasoline. motor of 75 Jiorse power. This enormous vehicle, which is capable of a speed when needed of eight miles an hour, is employed, to carry freight to and from a gold mine situated 312; miles in the interiorof the country. i ? Croaje at St. Meleaa. In at least one respect Gen. Cronje at St. Helena will be better off than the great Napoleon. The island has just been connected by cable with Ruerlnnri arid the Cape, so that the ex iled Boer leader may keep in touch with current events. ntgrn Denth Xlate la Mexico. Last year the death rate in the City of Mexico was nearly 44 per i.COO, or about the same- as that of Bombay. It is expected that the opening of a new drainage system,, which is to'take place soon, wilt cut down the- death rate onbalf. . DOESN'T KNOW RIGHT HAND, Seme Wastes. Saye Tata Aeeeaat, Ffaa.Zt Olatealt to piatlns.iaW 'RtKhtffem Left. . In some ofitthe little things of life women 'a re! absurdly ignorant. Bays the Chicago Chronicle. "I saw by a paper last week that a colored woman was excluded from i-ntifying in eourt because she didn't now her right hand from her left, aid waa. therefore, esteemed too ig lorant for her evidence to be of any alue," said an observant Chicago ian the other day. "aow, do you -:now I don't believe one woman out t six knows her right hand from her ft without stopping to consider the :atter. r. - . ' "1 was standing yn the jfoyer of n heater tHie other "day at a matinee itching the audience, mostly fein ne. as 'it passed nT.W'ell, each -iid, handel Iier ch"eckwto Xhe ushe " d he' called but: 'First door to tin ;ht.' or 'Second door to the left.' at e case might be. With hardly ar ccption those girls turned in th- rong direction; then they'd pause t uhider, exclaim: We're going th rong way,' "and skurry back again. "This happened so often that I .oke to the usher about ft. " 'They always do it,' he replied conically. T usually point so they'll ' now the way, but I've neglected to o that to-day. They're all right if hey stop to think, but they never do "hink "I myself know an intelligent young vomau who has to make, a little mo ?on as if she were writing with both , ands before she can determine the :ght one. and she declares that all er acquaintances arc affected in like tanner, so. perhaps, this is ia- general eminine failing, and the colored wit ness was unjustly excluded." AMERICAN DUEL IN GERMANY. Se-Callea Affair of EZoaor B tweea Kelaelberg: Stadeata la Fatal. " " During my residence at Heidelberg a lamentable and -terrible affair took place ,that; threw a profound gloom over the university and the entire town, says a writer In Science. Two German t students, having quarreled, deckled the earth was not large enough for both of them to He in, and resort ed to the diabolical practice called the 'American duel." In a darkened room the two young men drew lots, having ;worn that he who drew the black ball "would commit suicide. . The unhappy loser went to his room and discharged a bullet into his breast, but missed his heart, and lingered1 for several days on his deathbed. Bis parents ,we summoned by telegraph and besought him on their knees to disclose the name of his antagonist, but he steadfastly refused and died with the secret locked in liis breast. v The students not only excused his sonduct. but praised hfs "courage, and wbrn hc remains were taken to-'the railway station to be transported to a distant city they accompanied' the funeral cortege with torches and mu sic. The Ktutlenta claimed he was not suicide, for he was killed in. an hon orable duel, and they maintained that his opponent was not accessory to his death, because he shot himself. I had many arguments with them and never could convince them of their extraor dinary tergiversation. AMERICA'S COAL PRODUCTION. Tke State of llliaola Flgrsrea Seeoaa Larajeat la Total Toaitaare by & Dig; MarjrlH. Based on returns of the total ton nage, the production of coal in the United States in 1899 is estimated by Edward VV. Parker, statistician of the United States geological survey, to have amounted to 258,539.650 short ions, as compared with 219.974.GG7 short ton's in 1S93, an increase of .17.5 per cenT.. ex ceeding by 15.000.0CO short tons the estimates, made on the coal tonnage for 169S. Later and more complete returns may reduce the. figures for 1809. but ?ven m reduction of 5.000.000 tons wilt not amount to two per cent, df error in the total. The value of last year's product is estimated at $295.4.?5.412. an increase of over, $51,000.Hr or 20 per sent, above the value of the lE98'prod uct. In anthracite coal production thb figures for 1S99 show 53.S57.496 long tons, or C0.220.395 short toub. as com pared with 47.163,075 long tons, or 53. 3S2.644 short tons in 1898. showing a gain of .nearly $13.f 00.000. In the returns by state for 1S99 Illi nois is second only to nnsylvania the figures showing for t? wo state total production in short tons as fol lows: Pennsylvania. 75.591,554; Illinois, 23,443.445. Cols Valaea is Propce. "Referring to a remark as tc the diffi culty in distinguishing what rflyer.ha current value in France, a correspond tint in a recent issue of Pearson's Week ly writes: "It may be of interest tc pieces, whether French, Italian. Swiss or Belgian, have current value in France, if coined since December 23 1SG5. and the two-franc, one-franc and 0-cent p'eces coined since January 1 18G9. "Silver bearing the pope's hear' and Spanish silver kave no currency in France." Rinj In Love and Wl!chiraft. The ring has figured not. only in do mestic concerns in"affair pf love and' witchcraft but in church and state The Creeks of ancient days elevated the ring from a mere banble to a senti mental distinction, and ever siren thnt time the ring has assumed a signifi cance accorded, to no other nrtie'e of personnl adornment. Bv iheri it was regarded as a type" of etervU v. rnd be came the emblem of stability and afc fection A Marble Tottb. In the county of North Hastings, Qn tario. there is a town built of whit marble, with- not a soul living in it. . nugsret of. gold was discovered there which brought a rush of 5.000 peorl in quest of fortune. In sinking a shaft a vein of white marble was bt:1 c". and of this a courthouse, schoobhote church, stores and dwellings were built. As time went on little more gold wr fouud, and the place, abandoned with in a couple of years, stands a desolati monument of man's greed for gold, and of the uncertainty of eager speculation. Cinciauati Enquirer. DEWEY GOT HO TEA. A Little lBefeat of the Gallaat A " sIeala Reeeat Vtalt to Fllse1fcta. Mrs; Dewey smiled a- little, nodded a little, looked about a. good deal arid was not recognized by half the house, which whispered feverislily, oyer her identity during the bes of the Beethoven, . aaya the- Philadelphia North American. And- when the music was over there was tea in the foyer 'Above served by the Red Cross girls at 25 cents, a cup, and drurik" so far as I could see., by j nobody but Mrs. Dewey. The admiral , had a cup given hin and wanted it, .1 think, very much, blit he had to; have a great many people introduced to hinij to every one of whom he gave a cordial nand and one of those kindly, half-spoken sentences of his. ; "Admiral. 1 want to present my daughter." j And down went the admiral'., cup on the tea table and out came the ad miral's hand. " "Your daughter? Ahl eertainly. I can see the: " i And again it would be: ' "Here, jdear! I want to introduce you to the admiral 1 - ' . And there would be another slip be tween the cup and the Hfr. In the end he got t.no tea at sll-for, just na hey turned from the very last -introduce tiou and fished out the bit of lemon, from ihe cup and lifted this long-de-: ferred, delight. Mrs. Dewey said: "Well, 1 suppose we'd better be: get ting away now. i And away they went, r Only a Bed , Crbss girl at the end; of .the table, ' yrih whom- the admiral topped to speak, said: "I'd like, admiral, to give yoti an- : other cup of tea." Jfc?. - A DOG'S GENTLEMANLY ACT. a.' Tke Sacraeloas Aalsaai aetaea a Eai ' Xaa Over aii tar'f !Ae Appleton papers. report an ihstaooo of more than usual intelligence and sympathy on the pert of a St'. Bernard dog in that city," reporWthe Milwau kee Journal. Alexander rClose,-; a shoe maker, has but one" legi the- other be ing mounted on peg. He was mak ing his way down Appleton street to his shop. The walks were icy and he had trouble. When he. came to Fisk street twp blocks from the shop, a large St. Bernard dog came along on the other side of the street, noticed the trouble, came over and took Mr. Close's hand gently in his mouth. Mr. Close at first resented the act, but the dog led on and showed what he meant. Ho helped Mrt Close on his M ay till they reached -cleared walk on the other side of College avenue, when with a caper of satisfaction, he turned back and. went on "his way! The dog could-haye had no other possible mo tive than that, of helpfulness.. ;He stopped on his course and went across the street to do what he saw was needed. He was pleased! when he saw his convoy on a clean walk, expressed his satisfaction and went -about . his business. What more could a: human do? Many people passed 'they lame man and saw his struggles to keep his footing on the icy walk; but it waa left to a dog to supply the need ed relief. ,j WAYS OF TURKISH CENSORS. Violation 'of Their Elalta la Sarc.to Brlas Meat Saaunar; Paalshatepiy.; It is well- for those having business with the Turks to have-a good under standing of the laws and regulations in force in the sultan's domain if they would avoid trouble, says a foreign ex change. An honest German merchant met with a sad adventure "a few weeks ago on account of something which he had not dreamed of violating the laws of the Turkish censor. The German was in the porcelain business, and the only thing that he ever thought of writing was-entries iir his ledger. Buf he got an order from i'Turkisb mer chant for 25,000 coffee &ups, and he filled it, and straightway h? 'became a violator of literary laws. He. had packed up the coffee-cups in old Ger man newspapers, and that settled it.' The Turkish censor seized the whole shipment. He insisted oh reading each newspaper, and only after hk had be come convinced that there was neither ' Intention nor danger of smuggling in sults of the sultan ar.ofttifiL harem into the country of the prophet was the shipment released.t ? Now the German is wondering whether, if he packs his nest shipment In straw,' the Turkish censor will hold It up as being a reflection on his mental furniture. ' The Hatch. This is known sometimes as the Crawford Notch, to distinguish it from others in the vicinity. It is a beautiful' and impressive valley between YVHley mountain and Mount Webster, Iti tfiV White mountains of NewHampshirc. It contains- the famous Wiilcy house and presents a splendid picture, viewed from the surrounding mountains and hills. Speaking of the view from the lop of Mount Willardi Bayard Taylor aaid: "As a, simple mountain pass. seen from above, it cannot be surpassed in Switzerland. Something like it 1 have seen ip the Taurus, otherwise I can recall no view with which' to com pare. it." . t rt .ri: Cortegrr of thr CbW. ' The .czar of Russia's suite consists of 173 persons, of whom 73 are general, and 76 c::tra aids-de-camp. To the suite -belong 15 members ".of the im perial family: 17 princestff not impe rial birth; 17 counts. D barons and 111 other noblemen. Theirlnationalities are: 128 "Russians, 30 Germans. (5 Finns, 1 Pole. 4 Circassians. 2 Greeks and 2 Boumaniap- Wasted. Husband Darling, were you fright ened by the earthquake to-day? I waa in great distress at not being able to go to you. , , Wife No.- you silly. I didn't feel" it. I was trying-on my. new- frock. N. Y. World. . E48ii a His War. "So they had you down in New Or leans vaccinating war mules, eh? Well, what was your reward?" . j "They offered to ship me to South7 Africa and make me a corporal in the famous lancers." Chicago Evening Kewa " SHOES POLISHED IN RAG TIME, Bxaertesaa a tka Botfclaak'a StB Waea 'a Haa4 Otgaa Caate AleajK. the .Street. . "Just after j had got comfortably settled in one of the leather-cushioned chairs.'' said Mr. Biflington, relates the New York Sun, "there came along the street one jof those big piano oi gans ,with a voice like a calliope's, and halted right, in front It was a two-chair stand, . and there were two men on it. I was the only customer up at the mo ment, and. the two-each took a foot. "They had just begun polishing when the hand organ began to hoot "Loozy ,ana Lou. Instantly the two blacking artists swung in with the music, and from that on. with many original rag time variations of their own, they jlied .their brushes and polishing cloths in time with it. When I stepped down to the sidewalk to bp brushed off both men took up that work, the hand organ playing now 'The Georgia Camp Meeting and the two men coming in with their whisk brooms with an in terlocking flip-flap movement that was nothing short of marvelous. I would not have been surprised any minute to see them each turn a cartwheel hand spring changing places in the turning, but keeping up the brushing and never .'for a minute losing time. They kept right on down to my feet, and putting in there a singularly ab!e combination effect in that last final touch around my hoppers they turned me loose. "I paid for the polish and put a nickel in the organ collector's box, for the blacking artists and myself, and then I walked away, keeping step with the music, on the sidewalk, on one side of the hand organ, while a horse pulling a grocery wagon, and going the same way. kept step along oifthe other in the street. The whole earth seemed to move, in fact, to the stirring strains of fag time." NEGROES MAKING PROGRESS. Hew Yerk'a Clere Peaalatlaa lar Iaaareylaa; It Ce&4lea. Raatdlr. Though a large proportion of the negro population of this city still re main in the degraded condition which was the natural result of the race's" servitude, there are many rboth men and women who have broken through the barriers surrounding them, and' have won for themselves respectable positions in various walks of life, saye the Scottish American. -No, longer are they crowded together to the same ex tent as. formerly. They are to be found above the Harlem as well, as below it, and in the suburbs of Brooklyn as well as in the quarters which in time past were considered peculiarly their own. In the latter borough there is a Society of Sons of Virginia, and in Manhattan the colored people from North Carolina have banded themselves under the name of Sons of the Old North &tate. They have several churches of their owp, and also places of instruction in which pupils are prepared for special callings.. - : The negro medical fraternity num bers about 15. all with diplomas from well-known institutions. Five are graduates of Long Island college, and Harvard, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania and Howard university are all represented. - M0ST PRECIOUS MANUSCRIPT. Tae Haadwrltlaa- of Mlltoa Treaa ared aa the Gcat af All Eaajllah Peeta. We have spoken of the Milton book at Trinity as being the most precious manuscript of English literature in the world, saj's Edmund Gosse, in At lantic, and the longer we consider its constitution the less likely we are to dispute this claim. Nothing of Shakes peare's works remains in his own hand writing; nothing important, so far as we know of Chaucer's, or of Spenser's. Of later poets, indeed, we possess man uscripts of more or less value and in terest. "But in no other case that I can recall, ancient or modern, has it been bur privilege to examine the sheets in which, through several years of the highest creative intensity, a great poet has left on record the very movement of his mind and the hesitations and se lections of his art in the act of produc tion. When that poet is Milton, the most Eplendid artist in. verse whom, the English 'race has produced, the impor tance of the document stands revealed beyond any need of emphasis or in sistence. Now, in the Trinity -manuscript, everything is tlje unquestioned handwriting of Milton, except some of the sonnets, which have -evidently been copied by successive amanuenses. Aa Artaaaa Bill ef Para, "I was at a restaurant out in .Ari zona once," said a salesman for & well-known revolver corporation, "and was looking over the bill of fare. It gave n better description bf some features of thencountry than a whole volume. For ten cents you could get some delicious lamb chops and fried potatoes. But bread and butter were extra, wjiile a dish of milk toast was 15 cents. You see. that meant that they raise cattle out there for their meat and not for dairy purposes Milch cows are scarce arid dear. Eut the Chinese broil beefsteak by frying it and then making -the marks of the griddle with a red-hot poker." What the Qaeea Takca with Her. There are certain things that al ways accompany Queen Victoria when she travels abroad, and .they make a goodly showing. They include her bed, favorite easy chair, and footstool, a special table, the plate, linen, glass and china required, her carriage horses, donkey chair and donkey har-5 ness'ahdVother accouterraents, a wheel cuair. many pictures aim a. vuuecnui. .of framed photographs. - TRlo Jaaeire'p Baa;llahn " The following amusing; notice; ia written in a cemetery af Bio Janeiro in several languages: "Noble mes dames and- gentlemen who may deaire a dog to follow in this tombyrdt will not be; permission. Tinless .him drawn bv a cable round him throttle." A Safe Inference. Nodd We haven't much of a dinner to-nigh't, but you're welcome. . .Todd rHow do. you know whaf you are going to have? Nqdd Well, we had roas.t beef yes-.-ierday. -ruck. SHE WAS BLIND. A blindness cviires to . now. It h queer I can see I can't read because some of the letters are blurred; darkf spots cover them ; it is very uncomfortable. jfr I know all about it ; it's DYSPEPSIA-Take onefe of these ; it will cure you in What is it? A Rinp.n Tnhule. TT7 ASTTB.-X u nf haA hraUfc taU S-f'P-A--a Tl Oa dtvra rlkf. the woril Rri.. er tni'tvr :cs-U f f S !. bo ilat win ! malv4 to aaT &4atM iw atAii tMMaiuaiat ' Jt.BiruaSU Torlc. A Modal Model Made! 7 Shoot Winchester Ammunition. Mads for all Kinds of Guns. FKE. Sasd Name and AtMreto m WMC1ESTEI IEKHM8 IMS U.. COSTLY WAR HORSES. .Pay a tfea AalataJa tor Vmm la ' TrAHJvaaL. It is difficult to estimate the. enor mous expenses incurred by the Eng lish government for the transporta tion to South Africa of the neccssary war mat erial, and especially so with re spect to the horses needed. . A Buda Pcsth newspaper,, styled, the Sport and Hunting Journal, has calcu lated the cost to the English for send ing to the Cape 3,000 horses tnat the British military commission has just bought in Hungary. The average price of the horses was ?160. They were to be embarked at Fiume in the horse steamer Mont Liban, especially arranged for the pur pose and shipped direct to Durban. The voyage would take from 35 to 40 days. . - The cost price alone of the 3.0C& horses amounted to $180,000. Add to this !he expense of transporting, cus tody and food as far as Fiume, amount ing to about $60,000. The expenses dur ing the sea voyage as far as Durban, including the maintenance of tjie ani mals, pasturage purchased at -calling stations, etc., aggregate $955,400. Add ing all these charges, you have a total that indicates that every horse arriv ing in Durban has cost England $3,000. BORN IN "NO HAN'S LAND." A Maa Wltaeat a Coaatrjr 'Malcea aa laforaaaL Call a the Seaate is Waaalaf ta; The doorkeepers of the United States lenate- come in contact with ail 'sorts and conditions of-men. When the sen ite is in session, says a local exchange, there is an incessant demand by con stituents to have their cards sent in. A strange looking individual who had been watching .and listening in the east corridor said to a doorkeeper one day lately: "I'd like to have you send in my card." "Which senator do you wish to see?" "I don't care." ' "But you must send, it to a particu lar senator, you know. Which is your state?" "Got none." "Which territory?" "No territory.", "Wkefe were you born?" "In No Man's Land, before the strip was ceded to .the government- by Texas. It's now a county in Oklahoma. And I thought as I had-no country. I'd come .to Washing'ton.i You can keep the card and hand it to the first senator you ketch. I think most anj' of 'em would like lo meet a man like nu " Batehered Ensrllah. ' The Japanese make heroic efforts at English. While butchering it horribly, hey do remarkabVy well, considering .everything. On the few English signs are seen: "Druccist." for druggist; Foreign Cords," "Caned Goods, Whole--sale and Detail,". "The Shbp of the Ar ticles of the Finery," "The Carriage nnd All of Harness," and "A Harness Maker," "Manufaktealary," "Apothe kaly,' etc. lBTntaTi the Are Llsrht. A patent record which has been un earthed at Toronto shows -that the original inventors of the electric arc light were two Toronto men, Henry Woodward, a medical student, and Matthew Evans, a saloon keeper. The invention, completed in 1873, was the fruit of their joint experiments. It was patented, in the following year. me now and them ypiir eyes but notypurnose ten minutes, . Jjp wl&aot btae. fttf haaUb Bale as tfAMf on tLe paw n4 ac?pt u kubtHui. Kr A lef ut. ema t.. Ta.-atBlaaB4v S ctuU. Srru4 U mm Kiasa caaaueal Repeating RiHes FtrAg Kbit tf Sltttfe lAll DeslraMtCalibers sad Wcfckt FCW FAVORITES FOR HUNTING. 1895. SOArmy caliber. welsM S-T-Cpoaada. 1894. 30 V. C. F. caliber, "Extra Ugkt,M weight C 1-S pound. Medel 1894. 30 V O. R caliber, "Take "Dotts," waight 7 3-4 pounds. Medal 1 892. 44 and 38 caliber, " TakeDova," iraigfei 7 rounds.. 1886. 45-70 caliber, "Extra Liil" weigbt pounds.. Foetal fsr ISS-pap Nhtaf CHafefM. - - KEY HIYif If II. TRY THE NEW HOME WOTTH WTO riTnTTT ?P owiag-.the- Sawinj? Machines we mannfact; ro a-vl U&tlr prices before yon purchase any otber. , THC EW HOME 'WiNQ MACHINE CO I OHX5CX, v 't- I t3rnlaSqjsar,lf.T. OjI.EI. St.Xeali.3to ! DftiiM, las. Eaa Franclivo, C!. AU2e,S. ' i CAVfeAT.TftKuE-'C.i:.. hl?n?"x2?i I paoiEc : ;0H. - J 1. rtoa or iAoa. Dlf!S?J X.a' j TO THE DEF. A neh lady. cuffri ' ! of Ir Ieafaess and Noifejin the Head' t bv Dr. Nu'hnlH'Wi's Artificial Ear . ' Drums, vrave $10,006 to this InsMtgt so that If at penplp nirabV to tutipnr-' the tar Drnms "may have tleni m. AddreK.s No 1.83 'fjhp Jnsttnte. "Lon? cott." Gunnersbury, London , fcng- I" FREE TO IN TEXTeEtv Ti e e.TT eiPiJC-. 'f C: A. ;n w!5: ol-tsfn. : g moo- that. 2 ,tP . i'cn ? er. rn'. ent ifiig . t4'ii r?(aiirs ta t'a'pr t cIioa.wiveN,(ja. ' IirT-rty.. Tli",- h. y ! -;.Vv. dn.e,In: t. un . !, ,. reatlnK i'ry of I'liit-'a .'t- jjjf pa -itf, w. tiiT-iit o'rs :tni'. nW'-frv vi ' th ni: t a ''irkj. d.lOiB.r eine,t-, nf ,rif, m..nu. ! k; ns ' In l'iriiig pat-n c ses. --r : 1h'. p aplil. t-:wtjlh'iept fii '-t.tnt- ' Frauvt.i Ravon I'iaTiop.' e'faftlished in" Nw Xo.'k l7S0.inad'f by tlie oMpk? firm in linked. 8t.it8: AtnVth- hitih jjwdft J m o very npee, equ.tl Jo any piano made and at vpry modaiate pruiSs, taking into vnj-ideration the quality of thetfeaiuiKr ni'fii-. nt in.strtime:ts -nera; waster:: iullit - p. 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