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THE UJPPJEK DESMOINES, ALGONA, IOWA QOTQBBB ^s Mis Decoration. Ife *at!ra<l by her side. M they strolled kp&H, k Tlittotijfli the lonely blog timing way*, AWi ft-om tiie Imfrles iind rolling drums, ,Tfie ttgftltn of tt fiiUlon'* ftrtilce: Anttnm Hie crowds tlmtlliii/ef there •Hid UIB sunlit grttTog and tlio hciMsionea fait !?. too. with tlic ravrrentflifofig Imdbent, no In flpiir t-emombt-nttcc crowned ^ WKIi pnlmn. and Intirclg. nnd fmrliind I right Fully many n phifinrrowh tnoiind, Aiid ho&rd the volcpg of 'coinrndns tell How nobiy tho heroes fought mid felt. feut now, In pltotipo. they turned away Through meiulmvB wlin dftlales Siircitd— Her fucn wns ftrnvo, lint her eyes were awoel k . With the liuiif iinr of lonro tinxhed; And she hold n rose In her flmror U|W, Bod M her own soft rose-rod tips. "You wero kind to the dond." he snld, at last, JtifttilfBdlnff. Injured tono, "But wfmt < f tho Ih-hi" wliJIor brnvo, Who In diilli flifht itloiitj MustBlrlvo fordut.v, nordroiim of fnmo— Dnrc fie no token of honor claim?" film turned with a prnllc, half tours, and placed it Hor rose on his bosom. "There.— M£ ono liint flow* rl it wns mount for you, Muf.I wtui nol. sure— woul . yo giro, uiiftouirhl, to tho noble dond, ut the noble llvin«- must ask," she nnld. — Madeline 8. B "Of course I cnn't ndviso you," snid Marion Ltiug, rcjuctiug responsibility. "N—o," ns.ieiilud Millii.-ont, Dormer. "You ought to know whether you tjaro lo marry a, man who—let me see »-how old is this Mr. KaiteP" "I don't know. Thirty-tlircoor five, I suppose." "jft'8. Well, lio'a nobody yet, you know, and if a man i.t not" somebody beforo forty the chances arc—" ••yes, yes, I know! oh. I know. You »re quite right. Ho won't do at all. Young lawyers always have n tnisur- •able .struggle trotting on. 1 don't know just how much hu makes a ycnr. but I suppose il's dismally littler Gertrude 'Pyc'ko married ono "of bin chums last winter. But see what sho came to. Her father helped her, ton. But they lived in mi nwfully small way. No. I Bee clearly thatit'is not to be tlioii"-ht Of." . And, having reached this conclusion, -Millicont looked qui'sliotiingly nl JUiirion. The hitter was a year o"r two older, handsome, collected,"impressive, •large and fair. Sho laughed out: "My dear Millit-cnt, I believe you really care for ibis Gerald Kane, i'ou /•Want me now to tell you that you l better accept him; for I suppose be l -already proposed." she added. Mi 11 icon t made no reply t» tliis. ••Well," continued Marion,"! cannot tell you tliat. I don't think you would <lo well lo marry him. Oh, 1 dare sav he's delightful—tiiwc ineligible crea"- ture are always fascinating. That makes it all the harder to have an eye to the future. But unless one is very silly ouo tries not to let one's solf be carried away. If you marry Gerald Kuuo you will proqably live in a mi to of a house. You will probably have a servant who won't wear a cap—that class of servants objects to caps, you know. You will have lo give up the continent in summer and 'take board' somewhere quite near the city, where 'Mr. Kane' can go in and out to his business conveniently every day. You •"Oh, Marion! Don't!" Marion laughed again, showing all magnilieont teeth. "Am I telling you any thing but tho • truthP Is not that what you will have .to do?" Millicent, her hands in her lap, sal. the picture of dejection in her blue and while boudoir. Involuntarily she cast -a glance around it and Marion t'ol lowed tho processes of bur thought. Jt was .it dainty place. It was full of flowers, /books (which Milliceut rarely opuned), .bric-a-brac, sofl rugs,pictures. It, w:us a sheltered and perfumed bower, and indubitably a was the right setting for Mlllicenl, who was delicate and slight, ijud violi't-uyod and I'aslidious, and Mot accustomed lo rough encounter* •with the world. Marion came closer to her friund and with a fine movement of her luiiidsouio arms, hoc slender, beautiful hands drew the younger girl's fair face dowu lo her shoulder. Such -demouslratious wero rare with Marion Lang. "i'am sorry, dear, if you really care murmured. And Mil- & friend in the" coftrisre nnxt to her Arint'*. discovered sitting on the piazza her deliverer of the morning before. "It was very considerate of you to conic to my fescue, Mr. Crane." she laughed. "Kane." amended their hostess, sinil- ing. "Ah. I nUvays blunder over names when new people nre Introduced lo Die." So his (mine WH.I Kitiie? Marion looked at ihe man before her more attentively. Thirty-three or five. Yes. that might bu his age. She hud decided that she would ask us soon as bu bad \,ino w hot her his oilier name was Oeraltf wfien tfie question answereil itself. "I properly should hnvo hud the pleasure of meeting you before, and without coming a-t far as a village posl- oflice fu Devonshire. Miss Laug.i have heard Miss Dormer speak of you very often. You wero away from town ail last winter, wore you not?" 'Yes,'' said Marion. lie had spoken of Millicent very quietly and naturally. "He. has either more command over his emotions than most men," thought Marion, "or he did not care as much for dear little Milliceut as he ought to have done." Before the week was out they were 'ricud.s. And I don't make friends very easily cither," said Marion. "Hut.yoii oe, Millicent is a bond between us." "Are you apologising for having nd- niltnd me so soon lo the privileges of loinpiinionsbipP"8aid Gerald Kane, with lis quiet smile. Marion flushed a little. She was not ure that she always lik-id his smile. It vas ma.slc.rful in its own calm, unob- strusivu way. And Marion,being some- wlmt nin.sterfnl herself, resented its tacit assumption of power. "Oh, dear no, I should never think of apologising. Did Millicent use herself to apologise to you for things?" sue asked cruelly. Kane, looked at her. "1 don't know what you moan." Marion bit her lip. "Sbn ivomlerm) as the days went on bow he had happened to can; especially for Millicenl. Of course iUillieont iv;is the dt'arest lit- tie creature, but . And then Marion deliberately turned her thoughts on other things. "Where is Miss Dormor now?" Kane asked her one day. "You hear from her, I suppose?" In France. Ye.s, I bear from her. tufe. 1)0 not turn me away, that !s all I nsk. I shall never refer to this again until you give me permission. Only give me a chance! And now let us talk of other things." This was still early in the summer; The leaves were beginning to fall and Mai ion's invalid aunt was talking of returning to town, when Marion came to her one day with a great secret, a great piece of news. Marion usually so self-possessed, told it Will Darning cheeks, with halting voice. "So—that is the reason why tha young lawyer kept comingoii here from London all through the season? "Yes. aunt." "And you take your best friend's cast-off admirers?" "He never cared for Millicent in tha way, aunt! It was all a mistake, am Millicunt does not care for him now, for I have just bad a letter from her and she is engaged. They met thia summer. He is rich—and she is happy." "And you " Marion laughed. tHE DAY OfM&lG tHiNCS. A tt-ndenky to ConepntHit* t'flj»;i:il tfii Large Mnchlncry. "Oh, I shnlf be poor, but very happy also, I trust!" * * » • * Miss Dormer was _ married $t a ju.sinuiiuuiH omircrt lorruveinoor, MISS Lang, very quietly, a month later. "And are you to live in a little house, Marion ?'' asked Miss Dormer the da before her own wedding. "Probably, dearest!" "And shall you spend your summers "In some quiet suburb where 'Mr. Kane can conveniently come up and down.' Yes. yes!" fatighed Marion. Jiicn with a sttddeu rush of tears in her eyes, she threw her arms about her friend. "Oh, Millicent, I hope you will be as happy as I am!" PROVIDING AGAINST WANT. Inxurnncn for Itncl Scheme of and then pushed S 0 X t* ffho '.for him," she' •licunt cried a little •Jior friend away. , ,,JVIarion had her on her mind thu rest -r <H tho day, "I hope she does not care very much for him," she thought. "It is hard. I suppose." Prom personal experience she did not know whether it was hard •or not. She consoled .hfcrsulf at last by remembering, ll;..mgh ilie.ru seemed :a certain ilisloyi'ify in the act, Unit, perhaps, gU.tr'all, Millicunt, sweet as fchu WM and gentle, and lovely, was not rxfp.ibltt or caring as dimply as so mo olj/ors. "Now, it' 1 really lovt-.d a man . 'Very much -but no, I hope I should have sense enough to do just what Millicent is doing." That was in tho last days of the spring. Before another forfnight had elapsed Milliuunt had .sailed for tho continent slill freo.aiid so far as Marion Could see, looking bright and bappv •enough, and Marion herself had left town with an invalid aunt for a quiet summer on the Devonshire coast. "It is foarfully and wonderfully stupid," sho wrote in her first, letter to Millicent, "and I shall read Browning and llorburt Spencer for four months without inlerniissiju." This loiter -., sho drove lo Iho village oluoo herself to post. It was a hot day, and when Marion discovered that there was no one in sight to taku her letter or to hold her horse while sho dismounted from her carl, sho was filled with an unreasonable irritation. Her pug barkod and slut administered to him u sharp rebuke with her fan, while tho Lorso fidgolod rosllossly. At thai niomeiil a dark man in light tweed, looking very cold, passed and observed the predicament of Iho young woman, by this time flushed and'angry of Blanco, and supprossud a smile. "May I lake your loiter?" ho said civilly. Marion's bluo eyes met his in a straight look from under the rim of her broad white bat. Tho man was an admirer of beauty. Ho thought he had never soon a handsomer oroaturo. "Thank you." And tho cart rattled dovyu the road, raising a Jitllo cloud of white dust which mounted slowly' iu the still, dot air. The following: day Mariou.c-ullin.v on Shall I send bur a message from you?" "Thanks, yes. I wish you would present my remembrances lo her. She is one of the most charming girls—of Ihe type—I think I ever met." he added, placidly. A moment later, looking round, be caught an expression iu Marion's face that made him exclaim: "I wish you would explain to me once for all in what way you connect me in your mind with Miss Dormer?" He looked masterful enough now. Marion mel his cballengingglance.then said with an impulse she could not her self have accounted for: "I was admiring, simply, the way in which you bear your defeat." She was abashed after she had said it. Kane was silent a moment, then throwing his arm over the back of bis chair: "My defeat? Did you suppose that I—proposed to Miss Dormer,perhaps?" "I—" began Marion, confused. •I see," lie said quietly. "I never did. I admired her; I saw a great deal'of her. Some friends of mine— and of hers—probably thought that I —but no. Much as "I admired Miss Dormer I did not admin; her in that way. It is strange that lookers-on can make this distinction. It is plain enough, though, to the interested parties." Poor Millicent! It has not been ilain enough to her, thought Marion. "No," he continued, "and I should not •lave proposed to Miss Dormer even lad I hail Iho inclination. I should lever have expected such a girl,brought up ;is sho has been, to marry a poor man. such as I am." Marion was silent in her turn a moment and she looked away. "Men are very severe in their judgment of girls siumted as Millicent is, who hesitate lo marry in the way you suggest," she said, finally, in a low voice, "but it is unjust lolhem to crili- sise their course to harshly " Kane laughed. "It is kind of you to defend those girls, but you know very well that you cannot sympathise with'them." She turned her eyes full upon them. "You are mistaken. I lliiuk as they do." J "You, yourself, would not marry a poor man wilh his career, his way," to make." "No." Her heart was beating fast. Kami rose and stood looking dowu at her. "I don't believe you," ho said. "You ma\!" she cried. He did not seem to hear. "No. I do not believe you. You are a woman, not a pretty doll who needs —pshaw! How you libel yourself! You don't even knmv the capacity for loving that '-avc. within you." nn<l Ilnnril—A Co-Opcriitloii. XoTel well. "Mr. Kaiie- Again he. seemed unaware of the interruption. H« scorned to be pursuing, Very rapidly, some train of thought. "Al'ter all, why .should not 1 speak?" lip saiiL "You are not an ordinary girl. You can understand. You uro an exception in all things. Why should 1 wail what the humdrum ideal of what is proper would consider tho right length of time before- telling 3-011 1 am desperately, eiiduringlv in love with you? 1 nsk you to bu ' mv wife. You are the only woman whom'I over have asked." Marion was standing now as He looked into her white face. "Then .you have your answer! I have already given it to yon." "And 1 refuse loVivo that answer a second thought. I repeat that you do not know yourself. If you loved a man you would marry him if he offered you a crust and a cup' of cold water." "AnA who lulls you I love, you?" She tried to laugh him lo suoru. but it was a dismal failure. Kane's brows contracted as with spasm of pain. Tho motion lasted a second. "Perhaps you do not now—but you will. Dou't fight agaiust it. We were made for each other. You will see. { I J>»v« A form of practical insurance against want is under advisement in this" city, in which a laivo portion of the laboring people should be deeply interested, says the Boston Herald. A working man is often thrown out of employment and reduced to great distress because he has lillle or no money laid by, and is unable lo provide for bis board and lodging while out of employment. It has been suggested that a people's mercantile company might be formed among themselves which would undertake to provide board and lodging will) landlords at Hie rate of $4, $5 or §0 a week, on such terms that, after one mouth of regular payments one week's board at half pay might be placed to the credit of the interestet party, so lhat if he were out of work or sick or otherwise disabled, he migh riot be brought to discomfort because ho could not pay his board. At this rate in six months a man would be en- lilled to one and a half months' credit for board, which at the half rate, wouk only cost him the price of one and half months' board anywhere. This plan, if it could be carried out, would be a great relief to hundreds oi working people who are so suddenly disabled or compelled to be idle: l't would be impossible for everybody to fall rapidly iu debt to such a comp'any, and only in case of extreme misfortune would persons be willing to surrender their certain insurance of food and lodging, which would grow larger as the years roll by. A company of this kind would need to have responsible backing in order to secure public confidence, but though it has never been attempted, it could easily be conducted on the basis which is common to similar undertakings. Payments would be made to landlords the same as now, and the company, after collecting a 20 percent discount every week for a month, could afford to give one week's credit and do business on that basis. The credits would not be transferable except by consent of the company of directors, and would be dealt with by them in the same manner as if they wero a life insurance policy. When sncli a company was established its range of restaurants or lodginj; and boarding bouses would be such as to meet the wants of all classes of people. This is a system of co-operative effort, but it would be a company that could accumulate capital and increase its resources in proportion to its membership. It would thus be a safe investment for individuals without involving tin;m in any personal responsibility beyond what llioir regular payments would demand. This organization is not yet in existence, but it is one of the first practical suggestions for self-help which has sprung out of the, movement fot Christian socialism in Boston,and when it is properly developed and brought into shape it looks as if it might meet a present and pressing need among people who are not forehanded and are not accustomed to make invest- uionls for themselves. There is a notable tendency in in duslrinl enterprises in recent times says t he Engineerinfl and Mining Join nul. not only to concentrate capita inlo large concerns, but to have struc hires nnd ninchinory of the Inrges possible kind, and to drive it with ex trcme rapidity. This is pre-eminently lh(i day of big things, using tiie wofi iu its ordinary sense to mean large massive, heavy, and bulky. Ocean steamships nre growin'g larger aht more powerful. Locomotives, cars railway tracks, bridges, are all mad. heavier. But furiiace? hare increased in sic.e, and their output has iucreusei! enormously, so that n product of 8tX tons a day is no more uncommon than one of 800 Ions a week was twenty years ago. A Bessemer steel works lias recently made the record of 30.000 totis of steel in one niouth. Open hearth furnaces are now erected with a capacity of 30 tons, or three times the capacity of those of 10 years ago. In rolling mills tho same" progress has been shown. A plate wns rolled in Pitlsburg 30 inches wide by 85 feet long, 7-8 iuch thick, weighing 7,480 pounds. In steam and electric engineering the same tendency is seuu. At tiie Homestead steelworks, Pittsburgh, there is about to be placed one of the largest Corliss engines in the world, which has a horizontal cylinder 64 by 72 inches. The fly-wheel will weigh 200,000 pounds. The whole, weight of the engine will be over 500.000 pounds.and it is expected to develop 3.500-horse nower. Tho Corliss engine, the large- est iu the world, was built at the Soho iron-works, Bolton, England. It is of 6.000-horse power of the vertical type, and stands 4S feet high. It is designed lrivo the Forrauti dynamos. 45 feet in diameter, mentioned below. The U'est-end electric railway station iu Uostoii is to have thirteen engines of 1,000-horso power each. They are to e triple compound, with cylinders .21, 36, and 62 inches diameter. The (ower is transmitted by two belts or each engine, each 'belt live feet wide. Steam will be furnished by weuty-four water-tube boilers, cacti •ated at oOO-horse power. The new jablu railway iu Chicago has two Greene engines, each 30 incbs by 72 nches; each engine weighs 238.000 lounds and has a capacity of ], lorse-power. Wo recently" descriliw 'ie large Betpairo boilers and Leavit loistiug engines at the Calumet ant iecla mine, and now we have a de eription of a new water-tube boile lesigned by -T. F. Morriu of Jersei Jity, which is located at the Westing' bouse electric-light station in tweuly fourth strcel. Now York city. It con tains 600 three iuch water tubes of t peculiar bent sliype, expanded at eaci end into au internal cylinder forty eight inches in diameter. The aggre gate length of the tubes is 7,200 feet, or about a mile and a half, and the boiler has 6.000 feet of heating surface, and is said to bo capable of developing 1,OOO-horse power. Iu foreign countries the same tendency inward bigness is shown, and in electrical engineering they have even surpassed us. The Ferrauti dynamos used in the Deptford 'lighting stations near London weigh 600 tons each, stand forty-five feet high, run at sixty revolutions to the minute, and can each supply about200,000incandescent lights. Two dynamos of_ 10,000-Iamp capacity are being made' for Berlin, each of which will "require about 1,000 horse power. There are no data uow existing which will enable any^onc to predict what will be the si/e of boilers, engines, dynamos, steamships, bridges, cars, locomotives, office buildings, and other structures ten years hence. Everything in tin- engineering line seems to bo changing at a more rapid rate than at any previous period. CVrtaiuly the limit to increase of size does not yet appear. When the single engine reached its limit in shipbuilding the compound engine came in. When shafts and screws seemed to have •rrown as large as they could bo made, twin screws and shafts were used, and it the same time facilities for making still larger shafts and screws were icrfecled, So it is in every branch of engineering; as soon as a limit is tixed some one finds a way of overleaping it, ind tho limit is placed farther ahead. SHE HAD REHEARSED HERSELF. Plucky Little) Woman Wlio Got Her NHUIO on the Kill. A Woman Who Kills Tigers. Tiger bunting in India has brought to the front a woman tiger-killer of great skill in the person of Mrs. Evans Gordon. The fearless lady, as a member of a recent hunting" expedition, shot an angry tigress thai was rushing virif'iisly upon the imrly. and was actually within a few yards of her elephant's trunk. Ilurshoiwiis as well- timed us it was wcdl-aimed, for ihe other guns engaged, including that of the lady sportsman's husband, Maj. Evans Gordon, had failed to slop the furious bruic. a barely Phonography in Great lirituin. Phonography is fast becoming one of tho standard branches of education iu Great Britain. From returns made, though incomplete, it appears lhat in Iho first quarter of ibis your lliu teach, ers of phonography had under in- ulructiou in tho whole of Great Britain 34,731) males and 3,028 females, making a total of 37,767, while the number under instruction duriug thu whole oi last year was 44,730. A largo portion of the pupils wore iu -.vliat are termed "board schools." Tho Cincinnati Crematory. During its existence of two years the crematory at Cincinnati has muety-tivubodius. fe*ft*M There is a little actress now playing iiodern parts, who is not well known i ml who may never be known lo the public, says ihe N. Y. Tribune. But sho is the example of the plucky American girl who has to make her living and perseveres in' her work. The writer was told of her case by a theatrical manager, who was telling of tho rough pallis u company has often to tread when on the road. It was iu a town out west whore the company was to play only three nights that three of tho"actresses fell ill. 'Ouo of them played tho loading part, and while the troup was on the road there was only ono understudy—tho one for the loading lady. The leading lady had been ill for several days, biit she hoped to appear that night as usual. Toward evening, however, she sent a message that her physician bad insisted on hor going to bed. This threw her part to her understudy. Tho manager was thrown into a panic a few minutes later by gelling word lhat two more of bis actresses were severely ill, as this left the three principal parts without those who regularly played ihem, and there was only one understudy. But a theatrical manager is accustomed to facing hard, tasks at short notice, and ho at ouce set to work to reconstruct for one night his company. A woman who took a. minor part was hastily rehearsed for the second role iu point of importance. She did not make a success of it, but the manager breathed a sigh of relief when he haU satistiod himself that she could stumble through her Hues in a fairly decent fashion. "Now," he said, having disposed of this knotty problem, "J roust some arraugeiyesJt for this (h.iv4 A tittle woman who was standing on the stage came forward and said farm* lyi "J would like to pln.r th.-it part. She was one of those women who art to be found in everr play, one who 13 ft In.!y in waiting in one scene, a part of the inob iu another, and perhaps one of a garden party in another—one who walks ft great deal, changes her gowns many times, hut never says anything. When she volunteered to try the part the manager was vexed. '•Why," said he Curtly, "you have never liad n line, have you?'' ">Tnt many," she answered simply. "You haven't two hours to learn the lines." "Oh. I know them very well. Won't you rehearse me?" "Well." said the manager, doubtfully, "I suppose 1 must. We have got'to do something. Come, let's try- it." As the quiet little woman with the serious eyes went over the lines a pleased smilespreud over the m.-uiag- r's face. He nodded his head approvingly as she continued, and she, encouraged by his friendliness, lost her first shyness and ended with n fire ami spirit which called forth from the worried manager a hearty.cry of applause. "Good!" he cried. "You do better than Miss M , who is going to lake thu second part. Ah," "he added, a shade of disappointment darkening his face, "if you only knew those lines." "But l"ilo," she said, delightedly. "You do? Then rattle them off' just as fast as your tongue can wag." So they "went through those lines, the manager becoming more and more cheerful. Jliss M . glad t<> be re- ioved of her responsibility, was re- icarsed in the Hues of tho third part. The curtain was a few minutes lain in •ising thai night, but it was a smiling nnd grateful manager who watched a idle woman, whose name he had not .bought to ask, save thn company in 10 graceful a fashion. When the cur- ain came down on the last scene /ie iskeil her how she happened to know he lines. "I learned them " was the happy •cply. 'I know all the lines iu the jiay." "lint yon rehearsed so well?'' "Oh. I used lo rehearse myself in ly room after the play. I thought I ould do it," she said with a proud smile n her face. The actress whose place she had as- timed did uotappear'on the next night, lie was sent home seriously ill. When the play opened in the nexi town there was a new name on the program—a name which had never before been seen on any program, and the little woman whose pluck and intelligence bad saved the company played" that part for the rest of the season. The l-oeky mountains were once monnshiuing of their The business was not of gain »y in populous sections. , > Tho mountaineer lorcd the fiery dor de* liqnid Bed hi tl* frasrrant, enticing o « ami its soft oilv flow tickled his pnUlte. He haflfr" of IhB luxuries of this lite, Mid h s chief eiunuremont and p ensure Was ed nectar, n e of h i the distilled nectar, n e store of liquor, and he t bv what he esteemed his fight, lernal revenue laws forbade his I ble still and he was driven to covert \'&> treat there in the solitude to surreptitiously carrv on the conversion of nis grain'into mountain dew. , Two, three or morn would be Joint owners of the still. While some tired the furnaces and tended the crude appliance, others would guard the avenues of approach, and lurking behind tree or rock keep a sharp watch for the prying marshal. The moonshiner had no reluctance in the killing of a revenue officer. He was an invader of rights, an enemy of homes—a spy. if a ny a poor revenue officer fell a victim to the rifle-shot ol a moonshiner. Now all is changed. The advance ol the prospector, the miner, the boomer, has overrun every mountain and penetrated every valley. Towns hare snrung up m'a<rically in the depth of the woodland and before the march of progress, the mine, the furnace, the saw-mill, the moonshiner has deserted his last retreat, and the business has fallen into the hands of a different class of people. Gain alono is the object. They pander to tho vicious elements of society, and offer no _ armed resislance lo ihe revenue officials— .they buy them. The old moonshiner has passed away; he has succumbed to the inevitable and lives-only in tictioii. A SKILLFUL PENMAN. He Coplp.t Uncle Sitin'H Curri-ncy and SlnnnRps to Puss It Easily. FEEDING ABIC SNAKE. An Appetizing; Sleal of Rthbits that a Boa Constrictor Di-lijjIUs In. Three corpulent rabbits of Belgian breed were caged iu a soap-box quietly awaiting their fate. They were the meaj for which Ihe snake was anxiously awaiting, says a writer in Ihe Chicago Inter-Oc-eah. He had not lasted meal in four months and his voracious maw yawned like a bottomless pit for the unfortunate trio in the soap-box. Manager Bell appeared and drew forth one of the rabbits. After stroking "buuny" on the back for a moment he opened the door to the snake's den and thrust him in. The huge boa bad coiled himself up in a corner, but at once roused himself for action. He was fully twelve feet long, and bavin" recently shod his Winter coat, his skin glistened and shone like satin. He raised his head a foot or so from the floor and viewed the u'rst course of his quadri-annual meal. The rabbit showed no signs of fear, but rather seemed to enjoy his new quarters. The snake slowly lowered his head and cautiously began to stretch himself along the side of the den. He never once took his eyes off the rabbit, which was still unconscious of his danger. Suddenly the rabbit began to °act strangely and to cut all sorts of ridiculous capers. He would leap back and forth over the snake and then rub up igainst it, and appeared to be fascinated. Slowly and stealthilv the snake turned his head about until it ivas within a, foot of tho rabbit's launches. Then, quick as a flash, he larled forward, seized the rabbit in lis mouth and in another instant there was nothing to be seen of the little inimal save the lips of his cars, which jrolrudod from between the folds of ho snake. Tho huge serpent then raised bis lead full two feet from the floor arled out his forked tongue and nssed horribly at the motley grotm vatcbiug him. If there was any truggle on the part of the rabbit it VMS not visible. Tho snake had him n his awful coils. Then the coils lowly, but with a strength which was errible to look at, began lo tHilen .ill every bone in the poor rabbii's^body must have been broken. This done tho coils relaxed, and the limp, lifeless body of the sportive rabbit of a few moments before lay ready to be swallowed. First tho serpent nosed hig victim all over '!'!-.„ oveballs of the ctcaa rani.it were protruding from their soeki-ts. and by wa\ of beginning the boa licked them with his ton"ue° Once more be coiled about bis victim' leaving ils bead and shoulders free" Ihon%o opened his monstrous jaws and, taking "bunny's" head therein began to swallow. Soon the head and shoulders wore out of si«-ht and in less than fifteen minutes tho h'iud 1 0 ,, S followed. . *> The most remarkable counterfeiter at present living has been keeping the United States Secret Service in such a condition of »v«snoration for a long time past that no trouble or expense would be considered expensive for the accomplishment of his capture And this although he produces on an average not more than iwo bogus notes in a year. The remarkable thing about these imitations is that they are executed entirely with a pen. Onco iu six months, almost as regular as clnck-work. one of them turns up at the Treasury here, to the disgust of tho government detectives, whose utmost efforts can not discover so much as a clue to follow. The strangest point about the matter is that the work of producing the bills in this fashion, merely considered a« a question of labor, remunerative or otherwise, can not possibly pay. They are always either fifties or twenties, and to make one must require pretty constant toil for quite half a year. The last one. which was received only * few days ago, was a double X. Funny enough, they come each time from a different city, and the supposition is that the forger leaves town for another localitv immediately upon passing one. Ho gets rid of the note he has just completed, which may re- mam in circulation for some time before reaching a bank, and departs long before the police agents have a chance to arrive upon the scene. I he most plausible theory seems to be that lio is a monomaniac of moans who gratifies a morbid taste in this astonish,,,- way. His imitation bills are so perlertly done that no one short of a professional expert would hesitate to take ui.-iii for good money. From the vignettes to the signature he work ,s performed with aoouraoj nS, IrT 8CI ; ulin - v Twlth ll Powerful n.g, fung glass. I,, all likelihood the ioa:,,m why the notes are not of larger (' • would bo CUlt to p:iss. miinations is that they proportionately more dilfl- pnnni.'.i-i-"/i! m '- l °'i n ? t '" lf; "'' 3 ec oontrio = ^;?ss^i-ss vanitv. Rare Prc senco ofM(nfl wh ° nn« '° were carried fro of the islands. On nn« ship caught fire mi H' O ° crew wu? 0 co upo 1 ° to the boat pulet| lo - SOI " e oc ^ s 'on the The of life one except hJn^i'f", hurriedly John LiMiioiniie, says: No people in international than G-real Britain: ilu-v tin' French editor tb<; world ;l ,. u j es , tin; ru.sid.iiUH O f -ire- iniertjiilj Beer in Japan. A revolution is taking pi tt co in the drinking habits of Hie Japanese. The rice brandy called -saki," whieh has ong boon ihoir national bevera-'e « being; supplanted by boor brewcd°afi e r the German method. In Osaka tho number of beor saloons has increased from thirteen to almost 600 in the lust four years whilo the number of -"sons where "saki" is sold has fallen off ago the Japs were wont ! -U(00 gallons o.f "wfe)» safely ready almost were ?,?M° l y," llle .H' | w the Iron, "How fallen >u he gave wards, w '« was wore talkin" „" e ,°h n , tlie ecause" i,«° Ul81r being » moment? 4 *J eutl <"» of every! UrWlvw ^

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