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10WA ? §WM)^BSDAY, APKtt 18, saws THE peep CranL tSe w6«a£ at mom, j^Wa* vest& rf t&e ofii&E detr T&**fi»£iwatS2t race a r er tie warfcc cod ; irfiosft tews are TH-nt, "J&B& t&d 1 e&x&et ffie&fii wfoKcts f3u? "ESitH* 6* fflecradle <rf cafin. omfientT. in Afixt aevHr ft fear <rf deRept^a ftom the eatm «ad ffie woeiaf * effcr life Tirotd Mfrtfigr Jfatnr^. wfin ttres on. * farmT' Aait so t&e oH oontf Cram. t&e c&Errr tree 6np» it •!•!' ft 11% Jfaui.«ae sLSEBtSCIXStl ScC" CSCQXZff 0£ v*lf^ 5 properly spenfent-r, the ieefi or. Once upon Firraxed. * tfme that? was a beaaii- treat old faabiimed a^imnwa t&afi to Amt nnt fn tSfnIlrt nf an HT From t&e Ben and t&t line ami the sentinel eiy Of tflecaclL whose a&rill dorian bodes no alarm, E&igs <ra£ to tike eft? fijOt ever and are "Coma &«cJt to Dome Satore: «&s lives on.« —Saw Tori WVirM. . ttotim. Touchstone says t&a* "the truest poetry ia the most fefgnfng-," Without going that Itmgfh^ we may affirm that tna construction of correct versification gives a man so much to think of that ha cannot attend very strictly to the truth of wont he says. Blank verse of the ordinary sort does not come under f-JtiB rttfe; it leases the mind very free. And ttjmns—Dr. Watts ruthlessly sacrifices the sound to the sense; some- lesser liifhts Merino* the sound without benefiting the sense. Bat no one can read some parts of Pope carefully—those lines ia which,, in a word or two v , he stnna up the character or achievements of the notabilities of &w day—without suspecting; that an apt rhyme occasionally beguiles toe poet fata a, more forcible eipressfim of admiration or contempt than he would Save given; nt prose.. Toe teller or writer of the story haa && impulse upon- Mm so strongly so make ft a good story thai is is neit to nnpcsaible for Tifn^ to avoid modfryijur Sa more commonplace features. And he adds a. little hera ami he prunes a little titere, Pofae before preciHicn ia, is may Be fearsil r someciniea even the hiaterian'a By their Bow statue* add faafcirasi. ^s scmewfoit iBiferent front t&e character- istrc Swedes and- ISbrwegiaas^—and of fan-Tj WeB fcaowav but toons m fsror at. an irishman, St. tfrprrrfem v bTS&rjp of Clonfert, in Eerrvv are not so fainiEar to us, aB3tanga f&ey arc to t&e Freneas. According t» eleven diffisrsnt m tite Sa&saaL one of wfifett dates from &s-\ century. St. Brendan left Tnt-1 lee bay afxntt A, D.. -wiO on a nnEson in J. the undfecumtred country wfcEBi ne feg-i lieved to exlt*£ Beyond fee Atlantic- The* j vessel he embarked in. wita Ms compon- { ions and provisiona, mcladmg- fire pigs. \ wag caneiit in 3 currsnfe, and after »' voyage of many weeks fie landed in a i strange country, where he tsDzgikt the natives the troths of Christianity. After seven, years ae returned to Ireland, and subsequently tried a second voyags to t&e same coonfiry, aa he had promised to revMt iS^ but was haSed by the wind and tida. He died m. the odcr, of sanctity ni 378^. aged ninety-four years, j The curious thins is thai when. Cortes { invaded Mexico he found tae natives in! possession of some of the doctrines of i A p^r af HtSe stnBBr Bants. A Htsfe tat. a. Btsfe «aj»t, Citt aa x mot&ec out — And taf iieftn-etia stands instate Hhe fatara'S "cnmfiijf HSt er-esi. perchance. inU real tSe star*. JUof sesrofi, ffleir onttoown -wj^sj Perchanca the Human Heart and soul Those er-s taut nnw ar« wistftti TSnse fi(nri»— tSose EUiij Busy So wfckr. small ami Browm T^ise Saada w&o-e only ailasion seems To pitil all orier (firwu— Wlo Sndws wfimt lucent stranztS. mas fe - T&on^t nnw tis But a taffy sticft. In stordy Bnld WouBe •wctri ra jet nndoneT And Bfeasih^s on tfinse Bttfe Sect, V»iUBB race & JBt nrrrTmr Aatf Blesslngaoathe BtflaBraia Taat hue ant learned to nfcnt Wh^e-er tfie fatara fiolds ia stare. 6ott BlesB tfig "gnmfng. At a T r-nninn Wlodow. island beyond the sea in a "boat witit • I£ah w l the jrtfrpr".? winga" many centuries before ami prom- j~ed- to ask wftat-wrtlrf feed to return to them. The advent of SWwto^Sk^S &^iaaaui^|stttS=AasS - - - - *gry mothers to say that no permit should have been given for their daughters,, who are not so old as waa The* ask how the law can be in- * fal Indian; maiden; who was compelled . By her family to engage herself to marry ahifleous old man of her tribe. In her < desperation s&e leaped into a canoe and j pushed it ever the roaring Breakers of i Niagara, preferring the angry waters to i t&e arms of her detested lover. Bat tha ! god of thunder, cloud and rain, who | watches over the harvest, dwelt in a | cave behind the roaring cataract. He I ^tng^T frgr jusir as her frail bark waa ! JafBfifng upon the rocks below and gava ; oer a home for many weeks m his owm ;' otysteaous cavern. i From, him she learned many new i !iftT7tg3 t among them why her people j 3led so often. He told "her how aa | znormoua snake lay coiled up under the I ground beneath tier village, and how he | erect oaS and poisoned the springs, bei cause he craved the flesh of human be- j feign and could never get enough of it so I fang aa they died from natural cause*. | The maiden remained in the cave until i her ugly old suitor was dead; then she j returned, and the god killed the serpent j with a thunderbolt. [ The great dead snake was so huge that when the people laid its body out in death it stretched over more than twenty arrow flights, and as it floated down the waters of the Niagara it waa a* if a mountain appeared above them. BEAUTY AMO*G tfce Its cor P 8e a laakinij man « license to wed Wealthy Jtan on it Dtmtnn The money making- people of Wan street were startled a few days ago by * tion proved the rumor to be unfeund^ "Uncle BuaselT* ia a meeting- if he can. help it themselves thirty or twenty. Back comes a man to ask if hia permit number cannot be * ~ ~ quencly the rectors ra. enter uie d>| t&e directors get therr money jost before i There are veracious narratives i leaving- she room. Sjme da,vs one man I *v,i~The. ^, - - T j_ _ J.T —"*-.. . ; - iti^i mtr mestiaE3. Ef ae- happens to Old i a girl came weeping, and accapconthawcrdofifesummonal to three or four director,'} mTan^^w^^'n^o^S^S' ahould ncc have be- i maatiniz^ rfrt^ha-mwra ^ T-^ T CB™ i 7%' . . "r 3 ^ was not a ^wuieni to lose. wafaet aonnd star ffftHtiTa Eev«I Sie- sjHriea had; aay one else told &ent^; aa is ia» w» stsre tTn»m ni our nuHnories aa splendid SaatrazSaiiH of &s afen. quBfed saying: cf ffie peec tnas tnnfc H snaaeer rhan fictica..—AH. the Year E-^und. T. j. p. | —=' ""** t**^v at liuviiuriii WJ luce* Colonel Sichani Erigiii n^d a remarkable experience at Wocdmoni, en tha Pbtomacv. wMEe gafrrag- for clack baaa. He was castmg; with miaaowH of mcd- erate siiat and wag slowly reeling in, a small baasT when a hungry three pounder shot ou± from hia concealment aad boiled the hooted fish, bodily. The colonel became aware of the augmented strain oa the reel and T by careful management, landed hia double prize. The smaH baas went into the maw of his big- «un»Tnqi brother smoothly enough, but hia sharp spines stuck in the throat of hia captor and made escape imposeible. The two haaa were presented to the National mn- •ettm, where they are preserved iust aa they came from the Potomac, the tail o£ the small one projecting from, the mouth, of the larger. The weight of the two is 3$ pounds. '-Necessity knows no law," and hunger recognizes no relationship,— Forest and Stream. any of hia official duties, and he considers the coIlHctioTi of hfe five doOar fee aa part of hia official duty. 3fe, Morgan occa^ sionaHy accepts the fee when fifis handed to him and pases it over to a clerk or to the porter of the building- if he chances to be near. Mr. Jay Gould pays no a> tendon whatever to the customary di- reccor r s fee. The modesc cashier "who not "Ton know, iick," said hii mother. -- «ta for things matter how baoly he wants them. Ho-nr Moafcrata Are Trapped. Trapping- ia one of the modes by which muskrats are secured. The trapa are made of boards about 6 inches wide and 3 feet long. These are nailed together like an ordinary box: trap, the open ends being secured byswinging doors of wire network* fastened to the upper part of both, entrances. These doors allow easy ingress to the- trap, but once in the rat cannot get out without opening- the door by pulling it to him, which secret they seem very slow to discover. These traps are put in the leads running from the Charm* to Ward Off For what will charms not be worn? I know American mothers who buy seeds — "Job's tears" — at drug stores to string them into a necklace to hang about the baby's neck to ward off eye troubles. The Bechuana mother strings beetles of a certain species and hangs them about the neck of her baby to help it in teeth- iag. Professor Putnam found metacarpal bones of birds buried with babiea in the Kttle graves which, he discovered under the hard clay floor of old honse circles nt Arkansas and Missouri. From analogy with modern Indian customs, he believes these were charms to help the child in. cutting 'ita teeth. — Professor Frederick Starr in P -nlar Science Monthly. j low ebb and the rats are out feeding- too large to pass tha became wedged in between them and the waters rose over it, thus fashioning the horseshoe, which remains to this day.—Washington Star. The Female Bogtrotter. We are becoming a little surfeited with these wild women as globetrotters and travelers. Their adventures, whicif for the most part are fictions based on a very smjill substratum of fact, hav» ceased to impress, partly because w* have ceased to believe, and certainly ceased to respect. Who wanted thom to run all these risks, supposing them to be true2 What good have they done bv their days of starvation and nights of sleeplessness? their perils by land and " their chances of being devoured by beasts or stuck up by bushrangers"? taken by brigands or insulted by rowdies of all nations? | They have contributed nothing to our j stack of knowledge, as Marianne JTorth i has done. They have solved no ethnological problem: brought to light no new treasures of nature; discovered no new field for British spades to tin. no new markets for British manufactures to supply. They have done nothing but lose their beauty, if they had any; for what went out fresh and comely "comes back haggard and weather beaten. It was quite unnecessary. They have lost, but the world has not gained; and that doctor's bin wfll make a hole in the publisher's check.—Mrs. Lynn Lintou in Nineteenth Century. One -Way of Giving Satisfaction. Incledon, the once famous singer. never fought a duel, and he never intended to fight one. On one occasion some remarks of his gave offense to a man with whom the singer happened to fan in company, and the offended gentleman resolved to have satisfaction for np , to Get the Bod. Joe Jefferson ia a devoted disciple of IzaakWalten, He always haa an eye open for fiahinsr tackle and wanta to buy every new variety of pole he sees. A few weeks agsi ha wat» on hia way to a funeral wiih hw arjtut, wli^n he happened to spy a particulariv astraetive fiihiag rod in a store window. "Boya," sail he, in hia feere funeral voice-. -I think ITI have time to bay that rod— let's gr> in. It may not Be there whan we come back." — San Francisco your Cnete John, whenever he comes, if he haa brought you. candy. Remember, tow, you must never do it any more." '•But it's my candy—he says so—and he wants me to have it." "Then he wfll certainly give it to you, and you must wait his time for it. "if I ever again here you ask him 1 wfll not let you have it. So promise me that you wQl not. I know my little boy wants to be a gentleman." Nick made the promise with a very- sober face. He was the normal small boy, not a little angel, yet he had been trained "upon honor," and felt that a promise once made could not be broken. This ia the w:iy he kept it. When Uncle John came again, his nephew, after greeting him, leaned meditatively against his chair and said, "You didn't bring anything but yourself this time, did you, Cncle John?" "Yes, I did," said Uncle John with a laughing shout; "I brought a whole pound of candy, and after that I wish it waa two."—Harper's Toung People. A 3fa.a WTio Eau Clio. \ Awarding to the Charleston World, the driver cf a. car on cue of the street rail-ways st thaz eiry ia a eiinanaed giaaa easar, Tim driver, altcr.-cgh a. small, »£3a» isaa,- 35,5*2^3 E, enjoy perfect iussfea, aaii aiij ^iaaa diet, while is may •sfJi 'so: T-ZCJ luncHsHiiajp, Ci>ea not appear to aoen &**ai ?~ry hursfal up to the "Baited," Xot Broken. Doubtless our unlettered friends have fine distinctions ia the use of words, fo which we do not give them sufficien i credit. A new pupil in a colored schoo j took a shattered limp chimney to show j her teacher. j "Ah!" said he, "your chimney ! broken, ia it?" j "No, sir," she answered, "it's busted.' I In her distinction of terms lay all the difference between a confession of guil I anci an assertion of innocence. The i word "broken" she understood to mean I that the mishap had occurred by her j own fault; and in correcting to "busted i she meant to imply that some unknown i agency, a current of cold air, perhaps i had caused the break. Here is a distinction as clear and rea] aa we make- in more scholarly terms.— Companion. which immediately opens into the trap, but they cannot go further, aa th* next door opens toward them. Before they can gnaw out the tide makes np and they are drowned in the trap. By having a number of traps and watch mg the tides closely s: trapper can capture a. large number in this wav.—Balti- more Sun. his wrongs. Accordingly he-hunted ^ Incledon the next afternoon, finding him. at dinner in a noted hoteL "Mr. Incledon," said the waiter, "a gentleman wishes to see yoo^ sir." "Show him up, then," said the singer. "Sir," said the visitor, entering the room in a towering p.-ission, '-you have been making free with my name in a very improper manner, and Tve come to demand satisfaction r After some parleying Incledon rose, and, striking a graceful attitude in the center of the room, began to sins l/*!r 1?Trail CTT^«-«^* -T— T_.r_ by His Appearance. An amusing- incident occurred some' time ago which illustrates the scanty ceremony with which shabbily dressed people are often treated. A country magnate in the north of England waa i * u called upon with reference to a scheme 1 an - nhln - more ' I've only for the furtherance of some local charity ! by a person whom the servant, judging by his timewom habiliments, described to hia master as "either a beggar or a tout for orders," adding that he had left him in the hall, not thinking it safe to show him into one of the rooms. The "beggar or tout" turned out to be no less a personage than the member for the district, and pne of the richest men in the county.—London Tit-Bits. , "Black Eyed Susan" in his moet deii<»ht> ful style. When he had finished °the song he said coolly, "There, sir, than haa given complete satisfaction to sev- eral-jhousand people, and if you want to say you're most unreasonable fellow I ever met 1"—San Francisco Argonaut. Xarrow Escape. _"An sure," said Patrick to hia friend Dinnis, "I was near indade the day to bem made a prisint of a most byootiful harse, wid the coat of a duck, the grace of a dancing masther, and the spade of Jin 3T>rfT'»Tm^«3. ft Womett domnt Be ftn* tfc« CfcHdreo Are P«tlr. The Blacltfeet are poor enouga, in a& conscience, from nearly every Standpoint from which we jndge cmKzed communities,, trot their tribal possessions include several horses to each head of a family; and though the majority of their ponies would fetch no more tnan twenty dollars apiece out there, even this gives them more wealth per capita than many civilized people can boast. They have managed also to keep much of the sav- ase paraphernalia of other days in the form of bucksMn clothes, elaborate bead work, eagle headdresses, good gtms and the outlandish adornments of their chief? and medicine men. Hundreds of miles from any eicept such small and distant towns as Calgary and Medicine Hat, and kept on the reserve as mnch 33 possible, there has come to- them less damage by white men's vices than perhaps most other tribes have suffered. Therefor» it was still possible for me to see in some tents the squaws at work painting the clan signs on stretched skins, and making- bead work for moccasins. pouches, "chaps," and the rest. And in one tepee I found a young and rather pretty girl wearing a suit of buckskin, such as Cooper and all the past historians of the Indians knew as the conventional every day attire of the red- akin, I say I saw the girl in a tent but, as a matter of fact, she passed me out of doors, and with true feminine art Tn^n- ased to allow her blanket to fall open just the instant it took to disclose the precious drass beneath it, I asked to be taken into the tent to •which she went, and there, at the interpreters rarest, she threw off her blanket, and stool, with a little display of honest coyness, dressed like the traditional and the theatrical belie of the •wilderness. The soft yellowish leather, the heavy fringe upon the arms, seams, and edges of the garment, her beautiful beaded leggings and moccasins, formed so many parts of a very charming picture. For herself, her face waa comely, but her figure was — an Indian's. The figure of the typical Indian woman slio-^s few graceful curves. The reader will inquire whether there was any real beauty, as we judse it. among- these Indians, Yes, there" was; at least there were good looks if there waa not beanty. I saw perhaps a dozen fine looking- men, half a dozen attractive girls, and something like a hundred children of varying degrees of comeliness—pleasing. pretty or beautiful I hud some jolly romps with, the children, and so came to know tnat their faces and arms met my touch, with the smoothness and softness of the flesh of our own little ones at home. I was surprised at this; indeed, the skin of the boys was of the texture of velvet. The madcap urchins, what riotous fun they were having! They flung arrows and darts, ran races and wrestled, and in some of their pLiy fairly swaraied all over one anothor, until at "times one lad would be buried in the thick of a writhing mass of legs and arms several feet in depth. Some of the boys wore only "G strings" (as, for some reason, the breech clout is commonly cafled on the prairie), but others were wrapped in oldblanketa[ and the larger ones were already wearing the Blackfoofc plume lock, or "tuft of hair tied and trained to stand erect above the forehead. The babies witMn the tepees were clad only in their cocsplei- ions.— Julian Ralph, in Harper's. i^tCotUocf In old farmer ia Morgan count* to j Ind., was fcosy ia bis dealing sota* years ago raffing logs together, stacta* brush, polling stumps and th« Kke, when two hunters emerged unexpectedly from the bashes. They "passed th* time of day"-with the farmer, and tie ymmgef of them said to his companion: "Did youeverdoanyworkof tlrissort. judger * "Yes, indeed," answered the second man. "Well," said the first speaker, "so did 1 a good many years ago. Let's tryena hands at it now." "Agreed," said the judge, and the two men laid aside their guns, took off their coats and went to work with a will At the end of an hoar they had finished their stint, and the farmer offered to taw them. ' "Oh T no," the strangers said; "you are welcome to what we have done." "Well, I don't know yoor names, gentlemen, nor whom I have to thank, but" ^^ "My name is Elliot," the judge brokg in, "and my friend here is Senator Harrison." "You don't mean itr exclaimed the farmer, and as the United States senator and the judge of the supreme court started into the woods he said to himself: "Well, now, Tve read a good deal in the papers about these politicians a-Iog rollin, but I'm blest if I thought they ever really did it."—Youth's Companion. Do<« Modern Education Educate? One of the greatest disadvantages of an exclusively college education is that it is apt to foster what Macaulay calls a "Chinese cast of mind," that stupid contempt of everything beyond the wan of the college man's celestial empire. The defenders of a college education claim as their own every man of distinction who has attended college, whereas these men became eminent authors, lawyers, statesmen, etc., in spite of the fact that they spent several of the most valuable years of their lives at college, and were only saved from the obscurity of the majority of college bred men by systematically neglecting the dull routine of prescribed studies and spending their time in desultory reading. Bacon, Dryden, Sheridan, Byron. Scott, Wellington and many other illustrious men went to college, but disdained to subject their intellects to the antiquated course of studies prescribed. Who were the senior wranglers at college when the men just mentioned were cutting the classics and reading history, poetry and fiction? The very names of the successful scholars are" unknown, but the "idle young men" who refused to be tied to the mental corpse of a dead literature made their names immortaL— No Name Magazine. larger Is a *ai.i csae fisa 3&T-ts «as aaytaing waen traveling up rivers KI degAttn spawn, at least nothing ia tijKsA in tafezs whsn sanghs. As the perivi o< tas year ia about the time cf Lew, they jjrxiabiy have respect for the cccaaicn,—Xfee'car."* Monthly. "O&e hozuired people per day are maimed is i'co-. United States," u the astonishing atatement from the lips of A. A. Marka, one of New York's largest and moat successful artificial liiab dealers. At a hotel, where the bed coveringa we tnsumc^nt, or when camping, news- Papers apiead between the blankets wiU J^ * ton * ** a* lack of an extra comforter. I The Moat Difficult Thing; to Hitch. I The most eifficult thing to match white paper. A customer comes in here with a sheet of white paper, letter or any other kind, and asks for paper just like it. Not once in 5,000 times can auch a customer be accommodated, and for the reason that there is such an endless variety olf shades in white. People look astonished when I tell them it is so, but when they go out and try they sooa find out.—interview in Chicago Tribune. Quinine Manufacturer*. Those engaged in the production of quinine, whether from bark or chemically, suffer with a peculiar skin affection caused by the inhalation of the vapor from hot solutions of the drug. F^yer is an accompaniment of this mala/ _— New York Recorder. ? e ^ He Couldn't B« Frightened. A small boy on Sixth-street hates the washing process worse than snakes. His mother was scrubbing him and he was kicking. "Why don't yon be a good boy," she begged. "Don't you know that" you'll go to the bad place if you are not?' '•There ain't any water there, is there?" he asked. "Not a drop," she answered solemnly: "Then I guess I'll keep on being bad." And he kept on.—Detroit Free Press. Folly 85 per cent, of artificial limbs' made are legs, 15 per cent. arms. Of legs, 49 per cent, are right, -Hi per cent. left, 5 per cent, both right and left. Seventy-eight per cent of legs amputated are of males, 22 per cent, are females. | One of the tricks of the coffee trade is : to sift the beans so as to get the small '' beans out of inferior Java coffee and c them with Mocha, so as to sell at a higher price. Sometimes even will be deceived by this trick. an anniawpe. '•Arrahr said Dinnis. "-The loikes o' you bein'near made a prisint of a harse!" '•Sore, an that I was, Dinnis, dear. Twas by a. grain that I missed him. It was in a chaise he was, and dhruv by a roine gintleman of me acqua'ntance. He stopped ferninst the house of me im- pl yer the day. " 'It's a fine harse ye hev thayre,' savs L Ibelave ye're roight," says he. " • • VV ud ye give him to me? says I. " 'Nawf says he. "An begorra, if he'd said 'Yis,' I'd 'a' had himf'—Youth's Companion. The Dear Old Soul. r^flf .? r - Cyr was talking to old Lady Goldfoil about her heart affairs and during the course of her she said: "Even Little Happiness In. Stately "Wen, I teH you what has struck me most," said Mr. G. E. Dickinson. "Iris the large and magnificent houses in several of our great cities buflt by miffion- arres and the small amount of "real com tort or happiness which the millionaires seem to get out of them. Dickens, in one of his novels, portrays with vivid touch the real life of one of the citv men whose magnificent mansion was the talk of the town. It has often occurred to me that there are many New York millionaires whose peace of mind is no greater than that of the character who he sets down. "Somehow there seems to han number of these stately mai^^ a shadow of gloom. In the west it is the same. Some of those great houses look as deserted as if the men who built them and every relative had been forgotten and the houses were the only reminders that they once existed. To tell the truth there is too much rush, I believe, over the making of money to enjoy the supposed happiness which it brings. »-St Louis Globe-Democrat. Why The C «rka ire 3lad e by Hand; reason for making champagne corks by hand is curious and interesting. The cork machine is provided with circular knives of razoriike edge. Now, the crude cork is so rough and hard that if it were applied to one of these rapidly revolving knives the knife would at once be ruined. So crude cork that is to be cut by machinery mz&s be softened in a steam vat. It comes cci almost takes the "life" out of the cork. Its elasticity is gone, never to be recovered, 3.71*! 'WncTi ^V».i. VM .. _T~. __ _ _ * _ over mansions and when me machine cut cork ia driven into a bottle the cork tends to snnnk and permit leakage. Furthermore, the machine made cork is mathematically round, while the necks of bottles are more or less irregular. As the machine made cork has lost its elasticity, its smooth, round surface cannot swell out to fill any irregularity m the neck of the bottle, and here is another source of leakage.-New York Wanted the Telegraph Maa Fired. There !s a story going that a bosinesB manager recently proved himself strangely ignorant. He went to the managing editor and complained. "Are you aware, sir," said he, "that your telegraph editor is grosslv neglecting his duty and wasting our time?" '" "Well, for several successive mornings now I have been watching him, and I notice that the first thing he doelwhen ne gets down m tne morning is to be-in experts Beet sugar may be bought in certain stores in our eastern cities. To the taste it cannot be distinguished from the best eane sugar except by experts, who aay t is richer in sweets than most cane sugar. Steam pipes are now being made from :he ramie fiber. The material is so close- y pressed together by hydraulic ma- 'hinery that it has a teosile strength wo and a half times that of steeL A second hand clothes dealer found an O U for 13,000 in a gentleman's jacket which the man had overlooked on sell- ng and hid despaired of ever findinz again. * conversation own son Harold, Mrs. was a qnondam lover of mine " The old lady almost bounced out of her chair, but laughed it off, and when she had gone to her room she spoke to fler cmsoand. "Well," she said, indignantly, "there may be some excuse for fashionable young women talking about their various sweethearts, but profanity- is utterly unpardonable-Detroit Free Press Comparing Fruits. In comparing the earlier description of fruits with modern accounts it is weU to tnat the hish Value of Amber Daring the Boman Empire In such repute was amber in Borne in the time of the historian Pliny that he remarks sarcastically, "The price of a small figure in it, however diminutive exceeds that of a living healthy slavl" He observes also, "True it is that a collar of amber beads worn aboac the necks Of youns* infanf-s ia * „• 1 ""-aa rear- read the mornin first g papcrs.-Eichange. Wanted the "Ghort" to Walk. I was up all last night the theater " for tire against secret poison and a ^ charm for witchcraft and sorceries says farther that as an article of ».,. sonal ornamentatioa amber was used to produce imitations of precious stones by " now I've got to sit up night tonight to get my money You <»rtm«n m . ^__ - . I don't ^^ use to which night 'em they'll t cent. Don't you tell me, 1 , them. They've done fool me Serre Thin ss Hot. \~%SZ£V!'.SS?jSK taev ST," ^° rr i " ri """»< ™s i «*•. ~£££S£A£SS% " *- ! ""«' nlar S.-wnce Monthly. this housekeeper "The real reason that hn.- ii ' uicer than aQ y one b ™ l *^\r^™ h * ish '* hot that there of . Ptpm, chance for much. vi . New York Tribune is no For chapped hands the following i-. t , >, most excellent remedy: Camphor^nn, ! - i *" ° frea tr " 8 drams; be«w«, 3 drams, ipSSti' ! ^ ° S - DeW feedin o S drams; olive oil. 3 ounces pKf « ' migr:icm =' ""to are alwaysTed hl7C pan and wt in boiling "- •- m * . ^sawst ami *>™ •**»•*> s iea by the travel in regiments, i grounds. Their hind. Electric Centipede,.. Least attractive arnon" the _ which give light are the so called* "elec- eentipedW'-black crawlers with OQ^, t > t , -Jen likened to *± n .^ elt *°, n ? w miniature. They * snakelike fashion, forward or g behind them a bright io light. However, they accustomed to appear in th«?> 15 not vi^.^Y^hington^tar^ l h !"L is ^^hea remarkable family Ga. The iiaiW

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