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j" " TUESDAY, APIUL 11. I Slxteen members of the Elghth Mas- sachusetts allowed to go on parole Receptlon and banquet to Senator Frye glven .by the Lewlston (Me.) board of trado Rlot at Pana, Ills., leads to the kllling of seven persons, one a woman, nnd ,the woundlng of nlne others New York pollce thlnk that an arrest may lead to revelatton as to the mys tcrlous and fatal Andrews flre Lyn don blue book contalns Secretary Hay'a note saylogthe Unlted States would not reopen the blmetalllc questlon on ratlo of 2 to 1 More versels under coh- structlon for the navy department than cver before at one tlme Thial of 13 alleged lynchers bgun at Charleston Two Rhode Island mllls. clo.sed by strlke, reopened at na lncreaaed wage nchedule New w(.ge schrdule In the Sur.cock, N, li.. cotton mllls Frbspect ot a busy yenr !n Malne . granlte quarrles Ex'Ualted sJtates Benator Tabor dled ot Denver- North crn capita!l3ts organized the Tsnnessee Gas and . Coke company Eanisan Jlubber company re&ivnnized in the In- terest of hannonV with the trust Trlal begun ln Phlladelphla cf Senator Quay and hls son for cons: I; icy to de- frrn-l IaiWbletcn & Co. of Baltimore acqilired gas, electrlo Hsht and street rallway propertles ln Nashvllle, Coroscr's Jury at Middletown, Conn.,re turned a vordlct of Justlflable homlclde ln regard to the Bhootlng of an Itallan ibarber Bartletjt Trlpp of South Da- kpta appolnted Unlted States Samoan commissloner General Lawton cap-. tured Santa Cruz wlthout loslnga man, whlle the enemy lost 68 Promlnent dlplomat at Washington says thls ls a bad tlme for a peace congress, aa a great wnr ls llkely to occur.at any tlme Pall Mall Gazette declarea that a Carllst war ls lnevltable Several bequests to rellglous bodles ln the wlll of Rev. Joseph C. Foster, flled at Dedham. Mass. TVEDNESDAY, APRIL 12. Charles Dudley "Warner serlously 111 nt New Orleans wlth pncumonia General Lawton captures two more towns, Lumban and Pagsajan Loss of $300,000 by the burnlng of Idle Hour, at Oakdale, L. I.; Mrs. Vanderbllt saved her Jewels; lnsurance $100,000; belleved to be lricendlary Former secretary of the late Colonel Henry commlts sulclde in France "Governor Dlck" Leary of Ouam preparlng to spend a care-free exlstence In a Paclflo paradlse Dr. Nancy Guilford sentenced to state prls on for 10 years by Judge Wheeler at Brldgeport, Conn Ratlflcatlon of the peace treaty wlth Spaln exchanged at Washington, and Presldent McKInley lssues hls proclamatlon relatlve there- to Four cases of smallpox dlscovered nt Boston; the patlents Isolated and cared for, and he premlses dlslnfectcd Grand receptlon glven company H of the Elghth Massachusetts at Salem Chlld felonlously assaulted ln Win- throp, Mass Four men kllled by a brldge accldent ln New York Bev. H. J. Stone of Chelsea dropped from the membershlp rolls by the Hampden asso- clatlon of Congregatlonal mlnlsters Many publlc bequests made ln the wlll of Mrs. Harrlet F. Wolcott, stepmother of the governor of Massachusetts Mrs. John J. Johnson of Salem, Mass., takes powdered ursenlo, in inlstake for eoda, and dlcs Mayor. Van"Wyck of Prlntlng plant and labratory of the Wellesley (Mnss.) chemlcal' works de- stroyed by two cxploslons and flre Twenty-elght Boston patrolmen pass the examlnatlon of the Massachusetta Emergency and Hj'glene assoclatlon on "flrst dutles to lnjured persons" Successful experlments wlth the eo phpne, an lnstrument deslgned to pre- verit colllslons at sea Second day of Quay's trlal duvoted to attempt by hls counsel to show hlm the vlctlm of a plot Vanderbllts sald to have secured connectlons and a termlnus ln Callfornla for a trans-contlnental system Gen eral Shafter before the beef court of lnqulry Natlves attacked MacAr- thur's Hne, but were drlven baek wlth great loss; Amerlcans had three men kllled; Lawton pursulng the enemy from Santa Cruz; one man wounded there has dled Tod Sloan wlns two races ln England Klng and Queen of Italy start for Sardlnla. THURSDAY, APRIL 13. Indlotmcnt of Mollneux dlsmlssed as lllcgal, and grand Jury dlrected to re conslder the case; darlng consplracy to get the chlef wltness, Heckman, out of New York frustrated, and Nashvllle lawyer arrested Washington oplnlon regards the Samoan problcm as of the greatest serlousness, and that only great Eklll can avold trouble; Mataafa's head hunters ombush and klll Amerlcans and Brltlsh klaptaln A. J. Hlgglns of Ellsworth, Me., master Of bark Justln II. Ingersoll, ln cii3tody ln Brltlsh West Indles 'on a charge of attempted mur- der Dlrectors of Boston Merchants' assoclatlon dlscuss clty tax lssue Outlaw raclng cycllsts llkely to come back to the L. A. W. ln a, body Har- vard sophomores wln the class games by blg margln Brown's faculty has passed rules which wlll tend to exclude seml-professlohals Nelson F. Lewis' anti-trust newspaper, lnsurance and banklngschemes laldbare, and stranger who posed aa a mllllonaire has left Bos- tbn Warren (R. I.) weavers return to vork, pendlng effort to adjust matters by textlle ofllclala; Dodgevllle strlkers reject proposltlon of a small ndvance Crulser Ralelgh to start from Bermuda eo that she wlll reach New York at day- Hght Satjurday mornlng ln the grand Amerlcan handlcap shoat at Elkwood park 66 men klll nlne stralght Fran- cls-Fuller weddlng at Washington; brlde the flfth daughter Chlef Justlce Fuller has glven ln marrlage Members of the leadlng Oatholic educatlonal Instl- tutlons meet at Chlcago Former book- keeper of Natchaug Sllk company, Wlll lmantlc, Conn., charged wlth embez zlements reachlrig several thousand dol- lars Hyannls (Hass.) Odd Fellos dedlcate new lodge room Senator Qiiay galns a partlal ndvantage ln hls trtal for consplracy, and loses somethlng ln thc judge's declslon to admlt bank books. The Britlsh conrt is called the conrt of St. Jamea because St. Jnmcs' palacc, London, ia its oflicial headqnarters. A Uorse will cat in a year nino timcj hia own weight, a cow nine times, an ox siz timea and a sbeep six times. THERE MAY BE WAR. Leadlng Publlc Men Say Germany'P Present Course Invlte3 Trouble. Washington, Aprll 13.-Senator Davls, chalrman of the commlttee on forelgn relatlons, asked for hls vlews on the Sa moan sltuatlon, sald: " We must be care f ul and not lose our heads. We must not fcrm an oplnlon tlll all the facts ar kuown.' Represtrntatlve Hull of Iowa, chalrman of the Hnuse mlltlary commlttee, sald: "Thls government wlll not attempt to dlscredlt our men there, unless lt ls shown clearly that they are ln the wrong. If Germany perslsts In her present course.there may be war. I do not belleve thls admlnlstratlon wlll allow Germany to run thls government, as she seems to be trying to do now. In my sectlon of f-ie country the feellng has been strong OUSI1.MAS K. DAVI3. agalnst Germany for slx months. The people belleve thL$he was hostlle to us in the war wlth Spaln. The people are ln such tempe'r that they will not permlt any trifllng or hedglng on the part of the Unlted States. If there should be war, I do not belleve that all the European countrics could or would staiid agalnst Great Brltaln and theUnltedStates." Senator Thurston sald that lt would be pretty hard for three of the most en llghtened natlons of the earth to.have war over a few little Islands which are of no consequence. He consldered the sltuatlon as somewhat grave. Senator Stewart sald: "Does Germany want to flght? If so, she may be ac commodated. We are a peaceful people, but we dont permlt otherB to go around wlth chlps on their shoulders." SENATOR CULLOM Fcars Grave Compllcatlons From the Recent Massacre at Samoa. . Chlcago, Aprll 13. Senator Cullom of Illlnols was asked for an expresslon on the massacre of the Amerlcan and Brlt lsh sallors by Mataafans on a German plantatlon In Samoa. The Senator sald: "J have only a vague idea of the latest information from Apla, but from what I can gather thls massacre wlll result ln compllcatlons of the gravest character. The dlspatches lndlcate that Amerlcan nnd Brltlsh sallors have been waylald and slaughtered on the plantatlon of a promlnent German resldent of Samoa ambushed, accprdlng to , the most ap- BESATOIl CDLLOM. proved methoJs of the unclvlllzed Amer lcan Indlan and that thls German urged the Mataafans on to the slaughter. If these reports turn out to be true, then Germany wlll be called to account by both the Unlted States and England." The Senator refused to predfct what actlon ln the matter would be taken at Washington, glvlng lt as hls oplnlon that the Unlted States government and the Brltlsh could meet promptly any eraer gency and cope wlth lt successfully. A Subtle ricn. White Sir M. E. Grnnt-Duff waa gov ernor general of Madrns a judge.im posed a fine on a nativo Christian. Tho latter had no lawyer to defend him, bnt he pnt in the following remarkablo plea: "Yonr honor may beright, I may be wrong; I may bo right, honor wrong. Let honor give uie back the fine, and then at day of resurrection, when all hearts will be open, if I am wrong I will most gladly, air, retnrn yonr honor the inoney." They Wcre Both rilRht. Hicka I saw Gabble nnd Mannder a little whilo ago. I was qnite delighted. "Wicka Delighted to seeaconploof bucIi ontrageona bores? Hicka They had juat eeparated as I came witbin earshot. Gabblo solilo iiuized, "That fellow makea me bo weary I" and Maunder aaid to bimself, "111 bet I've lost a ponnd of ileeh." Boston Transcript. WUr Iiettcrn Go Atrnj-. In tho United Stntea there aro 80 Waahingtons, 28 Williamsbnrga, 25 Daytons, 25 Springflelds, 24 Portlanda, 22 Richinonds, 10 Colnmbnsea, 18 Brooklyns, 17 Bnrlingtona, 17 Charles ton, 10 Bnffaloea, 1C Lonisvillea, 15 St Josepha, 15 Qninceya, 15 Lowells, 14 Nashvilles, 13 Wilmingtons, 13 St Pauls, 11 Bostona and 10 Clevelands. A llello of Otlicr Daya. Tommy Mamina, why have you got papa's bair in a locket? His Mother To reinind me that ho onco had some, Toinrny. Jewelera' Weekly. THE WHEAT PLANT, Its noot Syittcm In nelatlon to iow nnn uccp Solnc. "I have alwnys had the imnwLion. nnd it is general. too, that n JUpal plant had two uets of roota. Inon crto learn the exact modo of tlio grov th of tho plant and of ita roota, I Dl icted ouiJu au. ioo, tou jraina 01 vjlieat. onoig. i; one-nait or an inchldeep ana tne oiuer ii! ig. i two lnchM lipen. No. 1 camo np fhree days befoRtl ' otber. nnd they were dng nn t)lr 20 and waBhed. ixotico that tbebJadof tho clnater of roots forma at th 4rain. FIO. I WIIEAT TLAST. and in tho ono-half inch deep plofitthe roots nnd tho stalk or tho lower nl of thostalkare formed together. Bnthe two inch deep plant thero is wsmall root that connecta tho baso or lowcr end of stalk with tho head of tbei foster of roots. "If yon examino a wheat plai tttat has been frozen ont, yon will fir ltbat thero ia no clnster of roota, bnt ; imply tho stalk cnt off, aa shown at A i lFig. 2, bnt ih Fig. 1 tho clnsterof roc :sand baso of tho plant nro together a id are nenrcr to tho top of the gronn Land they draw up with the plant : s the '-out heavea tho gronnd np nnd r renot . uroiccn. J. tnink tuo proper vrap is to covcr wheat very shallow, jnst e ) it ia covered on gronnd tbnt ia incli led to bo wot nnd hcaves out by freezin bnt on gronnd that is well drained an 1 that ia not inclined to frcezo ont tht plant Fig. 2is all right nnd will st& id tbe dry wenther tho best; conseq uatly drained land iff tho best nnd mo osnre to rniso a crop, and ahallow so ing ia tho best on nndrained land." ' Commontingnpon thoforegoit ?com mnnication froma enbscriber, t! ;0hio Farnicr remarka: "When tho seed ia planted dci two aeta of roots nro prodnccd, one fi a tho bulb nt lower end of stalk andoi Irom tbe seed graiu below.. Thia is re r the case whether tho eeed is plantlllee: FIO. II WnEAT PLANT. or aballow, bnt in tho latter case they aro close togither and forra one chsTer to all appcarance. Hcnce in lanith'at heavea up, sliallow sowing ia best, ufho roots form a mass near tho snrface and heavo np with tho soil and settleba'ck again when f roat goca ont. In deep sow ing tho atoni ia broken in two bctween tho primary and secondary roots. Potato Qacries. In unswer to a qnestion as to the best method of planting potatoea Tbe Farm Jonrnal ndvisea: 1. All things cbnsid ered. we prefer to plant in drilla rather than in hills, the drilla being 2 or 3 feet aport, according to soil and vari ety, nnd tho aeed being dropped 12 to 18 mchea apart 2. We have always 'been nblo to grow satisfactory crops by spreading fertilizor in tho bottom of dnll and mixing it with the soil before pntting in tho aeed. 8. Tho number of eyes to leavo on a aeed piece depeods a great deal on the variety nnd on the size of tho eeed tnbers. Heavy setters rennire fewer eyes than vnrieties that are lesa prolific in tnbers. When emall tnbera nro nsed for aeed, more eyes ninst be left on the piece thnn when the tnbers aro large. Wo nsnally cnt early potatoea when large to ono or two eyes. bnt White Stara nnd similar kinds have dono well for na when wo have nsed lnemnw tuuers cnt in half or planted WUUiU. Dnctcrlnl Itot of Cnbbnec. As thero is no remedy knownfnr bao terial rot of cabbago, prevention'nmst bo relicd npon. These mcasnrcs ato rec ommended in The Nntional Stodman nnd Farmer by Professor Stnart of tho xnaiana atauon: Avoid planting in land on wi,teh in fected planta have been grown. Several yenrs may bo necessary to rid tho land oi ine germs. uo not nso manuro containing de cayed cabbago leavea or atalks eltber in me aeeQDea or neld. Wot land sbonld be avoided, as it vors tbe doveloprnent of tlm iH..n. Keep the planta as freo from insecta as posBioia t. -ii ' planta or portlons of the plant aa diseaaed condition ia noticed. - MAPLE SUGAR MAKING. ETnporntorii nnd How to Avala the riltr Troulilc. Thero aro aoveral good ovaporators on the markot According to u prominent Vemont sngar maker, who tells in the Ohio Farmer nbont angar makiny; in bis atate, tliose that admit of bhallow boiling are decidedly best. On thia uud gome other points ho says: With but few trees and extremo caro nerhapa aa good sngar can be mnde with the common pan na with tho evnporator, bnt the pan for boiling ia n back num ber in tho beat Vermont sngar camps. Exnerienco baa convinced me that the finest flavored and Hghtest colored ma plo sngar or airnp cannot be mado with continued deep boiling. Tho sap in my evnporator is regnlated to boil nt a depth of lf incbes. Tho sirnp ia fin- whed In tuo airnp compartment nt the back endof the evnporator, which ia 14 feet long. In flnishing the sirnp thia compartment ia separatcd from the reat of tho machino by a gate. Thia eriabtes me to tako off a sirnp of nniform den sityof ubotit 218 degrecs. Thia will give 11 ponnde net of sirnp to tho gal- lon and canae tno precipitation of ma- late of limo. which ia commonly called niter or sngnr sand. This prodnct is a seriona trouble to all good sngar makera in thia atato (nothing tronblea tho poor angar maker bnt tho low price), and different methods are in nse to get rid Of it. Somo try to ecttlo it ont, bnt the best nnd most economical way ls to nse a conical shaped felt. strainer. If tho precipita tion is what it should bo. thia will take ont nll of the "Iiine nnd leavo the sirnp as clear aa oil. Bnt, aa every sngar maker knows, removing tho "linie from tbo sirnp is tho smallest part of the tronblo. Tho worst featnre is ita ndherenco to the evnporator, and if per mittcd to nccnmulate dnring an entire dny'a boiling it will eerionsly injnre both tho flavor nnd tho colorof tho airnp and diminiah tho boiling cnpacityof tho airnp pan. Tho only safe way and the beat in tho cnd ia to remove tho limo from the Eirnp pan or compartment nfter each drawing of the airnp. With my evnpo rator thia i8 eaaily nnd qnickly done by removing n small cap on tho heating trongh which oxtenda nronnd tho ovnp orator nnd letting n little cold sap into thc sirnp compartment, when tho small amonnt of lime gathored ia rnbbed off nt onco witl n wooden paddle, tho eap ia dipped to the front endxif tho ovap- orator, tho pite raised, and thofinishing process goes on as before. As tho nro is not changed tho boiling goes stendily forward in the main part of the evapo- rator. Any evaporator can bo nsed in this way by nttaching a small hose to one of tho stcrago tanka or by having a pailfnl of cold sap to throw in ns soon as the sirnp is nll taken off. With mo thero is not eo much liine in tbo first as in tho later rnna of sap. Malic ncid in sap is of tho snme uatnro aa the mnlic acid m applcs, and in tho process of boiling a chemical chnngo takes -placef bqtween this snbstance und tKoliineT foiiiliiig n new'prodnfct; mn lato of lime. bcre incorrectly called ni ter. This change, or precipitation, does not takoplace nntil tho sirnp haa reach- ed the dens: -y of abont 218 degreea F., or 11 poum j to tbo gallon. At 'thia point tho small white crystals begin to nppenr, and. being slightly heavier than the sirnp, they ecttlo on the bot tom of tho evaporator, and the beat ce- menta tbcm together. forinmg a very hnrd, crnaty snbstance. Continncd ngi tation of tho sirnp at thia timc, rnbbing tbo bottom of tho pan or evaporator with n wido wooden paddle, will pre vent tho crystals settling eo mnch and will savo some trouble. I like to pnt the eirnp np ns soon na possiblo nfter it comes from the evnporator. If pnt np hot in tin cans or bottles nnd aenled np nt once, sngur crystals will rarely form, even at n density of 12 pcunds to tho gallon. A Slmplo Ilotbeil. Tho simpleat kind of n hotbcd and ono genernlly nsed, na aketched by the Ohio Farmer, is 0 feet wide by 6 feet long.taking two three foot sashes to cov cr it Tho sash shonld slopo toward tho sontb. Wl ile botbeds nro often made of waste lnmber, they will be more sat isfactory if constructed of lnmber that is i4 inches thick, cnref nlly f rnmed to gether nnd painted. In order to givo the eneh proper pitch to the eouth ono sido of tho bcd sbonld be made six inches wider. When planka of the width of 13 inches aro nsed. thia cnn be readily so- OltDINAnV nOTBED. cnrod by sawing a Btrip threo inches wide from the edgo of ono nnd nailing lt to tho edgo of tho other. In this wny wo secnre a plnnk nino inches wido (niorkcd B) for the south side of the bed, whlle thnt of tbo north aide (A) wlll have a width of 15 inchea. Tho cnda ahonld bo cnt aix feet long, nnd tho proper 8lopo can bo glven them by sawing oil n tri angnlnr atrip from one end and nniling it npon ono end of tho other piecca, aa at C D is a 1 by 8 inch strlp nniled on to the plank. which holdsthe aash tight together. : Abont GroTTlns LnrRo Potatoea A Washington stnto corrcspondent of Tho AmericanAgrlcnlturist is convinc ml from hia experimenta that it will pny to thin potatoea to ono stnlk ln a placo and so give nll tho strengtn nna uiois tnro of the land to those that remnin. Hosays: It migbt bowoll to cnt ont all eyes of tho potatoea when plnnted escept such aa nro desired to grow nnd so savo the tronble of thinning ont the field to aomo extent. There ia no proflt ln PTowintr a largo crop of potatoea nn I in thov nre of merchantnble eize. The i largcst potntoea nre alwnyafonnd whero ' tUe large8t a-nd Btroneest stalka Bim' LOVE AT PLAY. Have you forgottcn bow w6 used to weavo Onr chlldlsh fanolos for tlie comlng yoarsf I ln uiy prldo would havo you tlion bellevo That llfe moant love, nnd lovo could hold no lcara. We built our castlea In the nhlftine sand; Icrownod you wlth tbe flow'ra thnt fastest fadu; We wandcred through an all onchnntod land; We lovcd tm Bunnndnever dreamt of sliado. Phall we agnln bo chlldrcn and forget How once we partod and hoiv dark our nlBhtt In that fnlr pathway let our feet be tet Which leads ns back lnto tho land of llght. Well woave fresh garlands on that goldon Sliore, But-do you whlsper Bomothlng in lay ear Whlle upon mino your hcart.bcats close onco morol Why play at love, you say, when love la hereT -Pall Mall Gazette. THE BLACK PEARL. "The hcroino of my story," said tho denler in precions stones, Hghting n cigarette, "is a pearl, a beautifnl fnll black pearl of extraordinary eizo nnd rare luster. It ia difflcnlt to expreaa ita vnlue in fignrea." And thia ia the atciy: It is juat nbont 20 yenr8 ago when. one morning a yonng woman entered a largo jowelry storo in Bndapcst. Every inch of her dresa bespoko tho back woods; herbonnct wns a coniposition of glaringly disharmonions.colora; in one hand she beld a parasol of old, largo flowered, faded silk. Every one of her motiona betrnyed the country girl. Any salesman of experienco who had watch cd her entrnnce into tho atore would havo thongbt at once, "Ah, shq wants a cheap plated bracelet, with the word Sonvenir engraved onit, aaamcmento of thia her first visit to tho city." And nnder ordinary circnmstanccahe would have been abont right in hia conjcctnro; bnt this time ho wasn't. She uppeared so simple and artlesa, in spite of her handsome, vivacions black eyes and the diinples in her red cheeks, that the salesman attending to her omitted offcring her a eeat. Tho yonng girl, however, did not seom to notico this slight, and nninvited dropped down on a small red plnsh fantenil, principally nsed by tho noble cnstomers of tho store. She opened the reticulo hanging on her nrm and drew ont a emall packago carefnlly wrnpped in tissuo paper. After aho had peeled off layer after layer of the envelopo sho took ont tbo nnclens, beckoned to the owcer of the establishment and exhibit ed to him somothing sho held between her thnmb and lndex finger. "Wlint ia the valne of this?" she asked in n mclodions voico. Tho jeweler started visibly and took the objcct from her hand. It Waa the abovo mentioned pearl, qf such boanty nnd size that he hardly trnsted his eyea. At one placo it had a barely noticeablo flnw. which might havo been dono by a former aetting. "Tho pearl has ono defect." tlie jew elcr said. "Indeedl" the stranger answered, bending forwnrd to iuspect the small spoti, ... The Hewelcr "sized.nn"tth6 cirl. Her nswniBliment was. genn)neWartless?f''It wns not tmged witu tho'fibadow of liy- jiccnsy. VUUIUUliL JUU Ck LUUb i.Ui.l t be asked. "Thnt is perhaps an irrelevnnt qnes tion," sho unswcrcd amilingly. "But to givo yon some scrt of saticfactory answer I will say I carry on n little pawnbrokev bnsincas, ont in tho coun try, inberitcd from my father. A noble man deairea to pawn hia pearl with me, bnt demands mnch money. Plense tcll me what it is worth. and I will pny for the tronble." "I cannot nppraiso it," said tho jew eler, rcjjarding it with anadmiring eye. "Why not? Why cnn yon not fix ita vnlnet" tho girl rejoincd in a vesed tono. "Well, well," tho mnn said nppeas ingly. "I only desired to express there by thnt tho pearl is beyond appraise ment becanseof ita great rarity. Its valne belonga nmong tho 'fancy' prices. 11 Tho yonng girl pondered a moment; then, regnrding tho jeweler nttentively, ebo aBked: "Cnn I.ndvnnce 2,000 Corins on it!" "Most certninly." "And 6,0001" "Also 5,000." "And 10,000t" Tho jeweler smilingly ropented. "And 10,000." Tho country beanty evidently becnmo feverish. Per8piration showed in her face, nnd her youthful black eyes glit tered with a fire snperior to that of tho costlieat diamonds in tho storo. She asked for a glnss of water. The former ly inattentivo salesman rnshed toget it "And will you pay me 10,000 florins for the pearl if I feel disposed tosoll it? I am also nuthorized to sell it," she Baid, with a cortain show of auspicion, fearful lest tho joweler was simply hoaxing her. "No" ;Ah," aho oxclaimed, "I dlvined you were hoaxing mel" "Oh, nol God forbid," tho jeweler responded evasively. "It ia aimply bo cause I have no nae for the penrL Thero is only one flrm in Anatria that wonld bny it the jeweler for the court" "Wonld yon pleaso fnrnish me with hia addresst" "Willingly." Ho wrote the nddress on a picco of paper, which he handed to her; aho in cloBcd it in her reticnle, drank the glaaa of water conrteonsly offered by the ealesman, nnd, in spito of protests, placed a 5 florin piece on tho conntor to pny for tho nppraisement nnd went ont Twenty-fonr honrs later tho samo yonng woman, drcssod, if posaible, in a more glnring snn, enterea tno store w tho jowelor of the conrt Tho suit of storcs nro sltnated An den Graleen, the most fashionnble street of tho capltal, Vienna. I v (tho rcciter of this occur rence) recoived her. I was tho princi pnl bnsinese manager. She showed me the peurl. .The attire of tho woman waa ont of keeping witli the valne of the jewel entlrely. "Before taklng nny other steps. miss. it will be necessary for yon to go with me to tho chief of polico and explain in what munner the penrl came into yonr posseasion." Her eyes darted nro. "And if 1 re- fnsetodoitt" she exclaimed pnssion- ately. "Yonr refnsal wonld compel me to cnll ln n policomnn," I rojoined dryly. All riKht." she said; "I go ftlong- wfth you, if this ia the cnstoni in Vi enna when atorekeepera ure dealing with their cnstomers. Pleasecall a car- riage. "Yon mnst pardon me. I said npol- ogetically. "bnt this is renlly nn ex traordinary casa A jewel of sncli val ne" All right, bnt whatever yon do- yon do at yonr risk. " The girl nppeared to me entireiy above suspicion nnd to be quick witted. A long ncqnaintance with crooks of all lrinda porrnita me to qnickly distingnish between tho hypocrito anu the honora- blo, and I waa indeed not mi8tnken ia. my diagnosis. Arnving nt police head qnarters. sho wns asked who she was. whenco the camo and whence tho pearl. She gave her nnme and residence. Her father, she stated, hfld at his death be qneathecf her amodest pawnbrokershop in nemall rfjuntry town, which had often boen vieited by a yonng farmer, who had pawned varions articles with her. Ho was very poor, sho said. One day sho accidentally passed near his miserable hut and heard n noiso in the yard. i Well knowing the man, sho en tered and lcarncd that nll hisposses sions were being distrained for n debt of 18 florins. The yonng man called her aside, secretly showed her the pearl and asked for a loan of 20 florins on it to pay the debt. He said the pearl was an old keepsako with which hoparted most unwillingly. Moved rather by pity than by the valne of the collateral, sbe ad vnnced tho snm desired, althongh sho knew from general experience thnt if the penrl was gemine it mnst be qnite valuable, bnt shethonght it to be an iin itation only. It is barely worth whilo to ndd other data. The telcgraph was called into reqnisition nnd the trnth or her etatement estnbllshed. Tho hi8tory of the pearl was na fol laws:' Tho father of the yonng farmer had been n chamber valet of Count Louia Batthanyi, the ministerpresident of the revolntionary government of Hnngnry, in 1848. Tho connt wore tho pearl aa a crnvnt pin. nnd a few honrs before hi8 death as ia known he was shot in Pest by order of a military court martial ho presented it to his faithfnl servnnt. who nnder no cir cnmstanccs ever parted with it. At his death hia son took the pearl ont of the setting. which he sold, keeping the pearl und parting from it aa recited. The pearl itself hnd been stolen ubont 150 ycars ago ontof theEngJish crown. wbich had contnined three of them. Two largo diauionda went with it nt tlie samo time. The English government-hnd. .boen looking for it for 150 your8&'bn&.t6i no avail,, Njpthing waa cver heurd of fr uTMihra'OTrent; - irr wbnt inunncr it drif ted into Connt Bat thnr.yi's possession will donbtlesa re mnin u seeret forever. He had most probably bonght itof somonntiqnarion. Tho English government redeemed. tho pearl. paying for it the oftered re ward of 3,n00, a hnndsome snm. w ..i !i tho girl diyided with tbe farm oc but not divided. becansa tho his tory of tho pearl says that the two cnn clnded to keep tbo money together best dcno by gettipg married. "Yea, " nddcd my gray buircd inform nnt, "ninny jcwels und pcarls havo had their cventfnl history. and dnring tbe many years that I have been en gngcd in dealing in precions stones a good many of thoir nps and downa nnd mishnps theft, nrson, murder und nll tho crimes on tho statnte books hnvo como to my knowledge. I propose to writo a book abont these adventnres. sooner or later, and I assnra yon it wilL contain entertainingnndstartling read ing matter." Jowelera' Circnlar. Wnlklner Stlcka. Tho sixteenth centnry is that in which the wnlking stick becnme not merely a nsefnl implement, but nn nr ticlo of fnshion, dignity nnd lnxnry. In. the soventeenth centnry it .waa gold. headed and mado of rare wooda. It was a aign of leadership. For n long period thero wns littlo variety among Englishmen in tho ma terial used for the majority of walking sticks. The "onken towel," aa it wna pleasantly termed whon'nn enemy wns tobo "rnbbed down," shnrcd populnr ity with the crnb treo cudgel, which, among rnrnl folk especially, was mnch vulned and classic from tho conflict in. "Hndibrns," when Wlth many a stifT thwack, many a bang, Hard crab treo on old lron rang. Clnssic, too, is thnt stont onken stick which sturdy Dr. Johnson, who, liko Knox, "never foared the faco of living man," provided himself with when ho went to the pit of tho little theater in tho Haymarket in fnll view of Footo, who had annonnced hia intention of "taking him off" on tho atnge an in tention which, in view of tho stick, ho did not carry into effect Gentleman' Mngnzine. Our Conl Prodnctlon. "Not mnny people, " snya a coal miner qnoted by tho Wnahington Star, "Bre probably uwaro that the coal mined in tho United States nnnnnlly ia worth more thnn three' timea as mnch aa tho gold mined here. The prodnct of tho anthrncite flelda alono exceeds in vnlno tho ontpnt of tho gold minea of this country, Cnnnda nnd Alaska, which. last yearamonnted toover $50,000,000. East of tho Rocky mountnins thero aro 102,000 sqnare miles of coal lnnds, nnd the yearly ontpnt ia nearly 200,000. 000 tona" In tho Pnris morgno 695 bodies were oxposed last year. Of these 847 hnd. been fishod ont of tho Seine.