1845. Family Newspaper -- navoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.-Independent on all Subiects.-Subooription. One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. Peerless Machine Shops, PEERLESS TRACTION ENGINES, PEERLESS i EPARATORS, PEERLESS SELF-FEEDERS, PEERLESS WEIGHERS AND BAGGERS, PEERLESS SAW MILLS, PEERLESS PORTABLE, DOMESTIC AND STATION RAY ENGINES A ND BOILERS. . OUR GUARANTEE: We will guarantee our Peerless Threshine Ri*$ will do more work and better wot"; thin any other make of* achine on the market, or we w; pu them side and side and take the best (or -. v, - onev- Also Imperial Stackers by the carload. Repniiv.^ m all branches. Bicjcle, repaired, re-enameled and nickle-plated at Reasonable prices. For particulars call on oraddress for catalogue. Telephone call No. 35- Near P. W.. B. R. R- Depot. ERL Sonuina TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Saw Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, JTartli Carolina. Pine, Our'Specialty! IE DEFY-COHPET1TIOBJB CYPRESS SHIHGLES, acity, 20,000 feet. . Plamino- Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR VII Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. HOUSE UHLER. --DEALERS IN-- - SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a supply of First-Class Morea 'Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr Bros.'-Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. Home Office. N. W. Cor. Charles ' Lexington Sta., 1 6 9 5 . RESOURCES, Paid-up Capital ........ -' ............................... STJO.UOO 00 Surplus ..... ! ................................................ 3J ),000 00 Reserve Requirement and Undivided Profits, 2.-. ,6( SI) SO QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SCUISDUI,]-; IN icKM-:ci-'.utui, 2s, isoa K,irtw.ui. IBALTO.FERRK Le.iv P.M. o 00 AT' iv P. M 8 lo Leave. P. M. 325 Arrive P. 11. 0 10 BAJ/miOKK TO QUEKXSTS". Westward. Arrive A. M. 1100 Leave. A. M. 8-20 A, iv A.. 51, 1 45 LP-IV A.J[ Â·200 Railroad Division. Lenv. P. M. G 2o f C 31 f G 3 8 f G 4 4 AC 51 G 58 f G 55 G 50 T 7 0 2 7 0 7 7 1G 7 2 3 f 7 2 7 f 7 31 7 3 7 t 7 4 4 f 7 47 f 7 55 7 5 f 8 OU 8 11 (8 19 r s 2-2 f 8 2G 830 P. M. Leave A. M. 835 f 8 4 3 852 0 01 913 9 1G 9 2 2 920 ' 9 55 100-3 no 10 f 10 1G 11 10 20 no 4! f 10 -IS f 10 54 e l l 15 r 1 1 2-) n 80 f 1 1 38 11 -il f l l 45 A . M . STATIONS. Qncciistown Bloomingdnlc Wye lli'.ls Willoii"'lil)y D (J Juno. Queen Anne Â· Hilltboro Downcs Tuckahoe JJcnton Hobbs Ilickmnn Adamsvillo Blniieliurd Greenwooil Owens Banning Deputy ISllendalc Â·\Volfe M i l t o n \Vliiteslioro, Drawbridge, liiirton. Irenes. Airive A. 11. 7 55 f 7 50 f 7 4S f 7 37 A 7 29 7 2 7 Â£ 7 2 5 7 2 1 n 10 712 7 0 1 G 5 4 P G 5 0 f 0 40 11 40 f G 32 f G28 f G24 G 18 f G 0(1 G O O ( o 52 f o 41 f 5-15 540 A. J! Arrv. P. X. G O O f 5 51 5 42 5 35 5 23 521 5 1C f 5 13 505 450 439 f 4 33 f 4 "28 E4 20 f 3 5 7 f 353 f 349 3 43 f 3 3 0 320 f 3 12 309 f 305 300 P. M. CONMKCTKWs'S. "A" connects :it D. C. Junction fol- points on the Du hi ware 5s Chesapeake .Railway--Eastou and O.\l'orl. "15" connects nt Grceinvood \\i\\ DR!:I- wnre Division of tho Philade'pli'uL "\Vil- min:;tun Baltimore llnilrond. "0" connects at Kllcndale with tlio Delaware, J l a r y l a n r l , Virgi.iia Railroad FOll Georgetown. Sunday oi.ly, boat leaves Ualtimoro sit O.COa. in'., nnd Qncenstown at 5.30 a. in. nnd 4.30 p. m. I. W. TnoxKL, Gen. (J. 0. WAM.BH, Gen. i'r't Pass. Agt. Wheeler Transportation Line D A I L Y STEAMERS FOR Great ChoptanK, Trappe and Tuckahoe Rivers. On nnd m l e - M. y 22.1, 18 r Â»S, steamers will leave P'ec f Light Street Wlinrf daily except Si' '(inys nt li p. m., Tor Oxford", Truppo Cai'rb-'dgo, Chape-odor's, Secivtary. C' -rli's, Choptai'fc L'oyd's, Dover Bridge. Kingston, AJcCa'i.y's. Gnn- e.y's, Todd's. 'Towers', W H i n Tuckahoe Bridge, Kr-cse'i., Cownicl s. Covey's, llillsboro'~i l nd Queen Anne. Arriving nt O-'ord the following rrorn- ing in time for coaneolion with ll-e Del-aware Chesapeake 11. It. and ri Cambridge with the Cambridge Sc.iTo 1 (' il. li. R e t u r n i n g will leave Jpllsboro Jilon- day?, Tuesdays, AVcdncsdays, Thursdays, nni Pndnys nt 10 n. m.; Covey's 10.AO; Coward's 11; Williston 1 p. m.; Gnney's 1.30; JfcCiM'tj- s 2; Kingston 2.10; Dover Bridge '2"Q;~ Bedford's (Choptnnk) -I; Clark's 4.15; Secretary, o, Cambridge 7; Trappe 8.30 and Oxford JO, stopping at intermediate landings, arriving in Unlti- more early the following vnoniings. SUNDAY STKAMKH rois BALTIVORK. Steamer w i l l lonve for JJnltinioi'e on Sundays as follows Wnyman's, -1.30 n. m.; Covey'?, 0.00; Coward's, o.lo; "\Vilh-ton, 0.30; Ganey's. f.4Â»; Kingston, 7.15; Dover JJiidge, 7.30; (Jhoplank, S.OO, Secretary, 9.30; Cambridge, 10.30, Tiappc, 11.45; Ox- lord, 1.00p. in., ni-riving in JJaltimore nt G.OO p. in., the same clay. Freight received u n t i l 6.30 p.in.dnily for all landings. E. E. "WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. B. 15. COIIKK, Aeenl at Williston. A LARGE ASSORTMENT --OF-SPRING A AVoll Selected Stock of HATS AND GAPS. All the Latest Styles in "Derbies and Slriiw Goods. Â©-00BS. All-Wool Serges, from 3'2e. to 5t)e. Mohuiis mid Henriettas, from 32c. to 70c. Novelty Suit:.i^3, nil-wool, fivm 2oc. uj. A Great Viirioty in Children's Jlcn's mid Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Ladies' Shoe i'ori?l. Inns this Jcxacl) Katt.in Itocker. t tlie largest size ' ever mndc ; per t ' Â«Â· 112- | catalogue conuuniiit; l-'ur- i inline. Drape- rlc", Ciockei-y, i Uuln- Carriages, Ucliigcriitors rois, Dcdiiinj, etc., in jours for the asking. Special supplements .lust ! s- sucilnru :i!s! I'ITC. W I T B to-dav. C A U P E T CATAT/IGUC ill litho- A craphcd colois ia also mailed free. "- Writo for it. If \au wish snmples, send So. stamp. Msiti mi? snmnles nlso Â© mulled for He. A l l Carpels sowed -_ I'roo tiiia inoiitli :nil freight A\ iÂ»nll on Â§9 iÂ»circlintcs anil over. A Large Stock- of Men's Youths' and 15 ..ys 1 CLOTHING at Very Low Prices. Furniture, Glass and Queenswe. ] ) fact a n y t h i n g the public may need in c, at popular prices." our ffa^y J3 Â»-=Â· $7,45 buys a macle-to-your-meng- ure All-Wool Clii-viot Suit, exprcssapc prep.i'd to your st it ion. WrUe foi fieocatn- logue and samples. Address (exactly as bcJow), JUL2KTS HIJSJES SON, Depl. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. a Special Mixture lor Potatoes and Tomatoes, n Kock, Hone and Fish Mixture for Uerries. WP arp scllin- the A D K I A N O K PLATT Platform ]indors, Mowers, llakc s , Kti-., which are Guaranteed in every rc-specl. A N U K K S O X T O W N . Carpets, j_ ' Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, FURNITURE Headquarters for D-Ue-,\ell Material, Plows, "\A 7 lÂ»ocl- w.'i-i it i 1 it 1 IJliicksmitU Supplies, Building ILni'ivf-e: U.iTiagc, WH^MI, Curt nnd Plow II: .'o-s P.-.iuti n-.d Oils, Tin wave, llnrncEb nna Shoe Leather, AVasliing ilti- chinos, ]5clo Lacins;, nnd Steam Pncking. AUCTION SALES! I Ths Greatest; Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Erer Known Are IVI. FOX SONS. liVe sell more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than you ran Jind in any stable in tlio State. DON'T^MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You will wonder how cheap we sell hoises. K\i'i-y liorse oflercd is Sold for What Is Bid, A n l \ m i L'lin take them home, and if inis- icprcoi'iili'il liip them back and get, yoiir money buck. THE ANNUAL COMPLAINT. Again there's souixl ol scrubbing, Agiiin \ltc floors nro linrc, And soap mid ^hituwnsli odors Aro flout ing tli roncli tlio air. There'a lioiiblo in thu kitchen, Confusion in the hull, For women arc houseclcaning. They do it every fall. A chunk of soap nnil bucket Arn lurking on the stnirs, And woo to wcnry hubby IVho'a tnltcn mmworcs. Thoru's paint in rush profusion, But it ia novel (seen Until the clothes nro showing Big staiiw of brown or green. Tacks hern und tlioro uru scattered. And \voids wo can't repent Are hcnid when they aro sticking In sonic poor victim's leot. Tho furniture 19 shifted To unaccustomed place, And in tlio dnsU it bruises Tho unsuspecting faco. On clotheslines heavy cnrpeta In dusty silcnco hnng; Put thero foi worried hubby To pull and turn nnd bang. In v:\in he ninkca excuses, Coinplniiis of pniii in head, For they must nil bo dusted Befoic he goes to bed. Therc'b littlo Ihuu (or cooking, And hnngi v wights must wait In spito of nil their protests Against n meal so late. And thould \vo ask the icason Of linger 'inong tho inon Wo got tliia cxplanntion-- "They'io cleaning house again!" --Pitthbnrg Chronicle-Telegraph. VILLAINY UP TO DATE. STRANGE SCAVENGERS. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IK MARYLAND. M. POX SONS, A U C - J I O N ' K K K S A N D I'KOl'KIKTOKS, 318-320-322 NORTH ST., Ill CAilCOB s 5c, a Yard, mm ROOKS niifl WITH 111 ,o a ):'Â· ;,e ock o' TJarbctl T\ r ire Cable \V' e IJl'c 1 i -o- a "u llibbon 1'on- S '~ ' I 1 ' L G I i U A / n A l l V E Y , fiut-tsvillc. Mil. A Pleased Customer is Tiie Best Advertisement. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY COMPANY IN TXF, SOUl *1. Becomes surety on bonds of Executors, Administrators, nnd in all undertakings in Judicial Proceedings. Docs nothing to conflict with tho business of lawyers. Accepted by tho United States Government as sole surety on bonds of every dc- 80 Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs, Registers of Wills, Clorks of Courts, Collectors and other officials of States, Cities and Counties. Also on b o n d s - o f contractois and employes of Blinks, Mercantile Houses, Railroad, Express and Telegraph Companies, and on those of Officers of Fraternal Organizations. ,,,,,,,,, ,,, . ,, r , T ., r ^ HERMAN E. BOSLEK, iDIYES ^V A R Â£ I E L D SECBETARY AKD TREASURER. l ^"w* For Full Particulars Apply to DEWEESE ^ QWEHS, ATTORNETS-A-T-LAAV, - - - - DEN TON. MARYLAND. Beginning November 1st, 1897 the steamer Emma A. Forcl will leave Chestertown at 8 n. m., JMosuL.y. "Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Itolph's. Uoolcci-'s, Quaker Nock, Bogie's, Qiteen-.own nnd Kent Islnnd. Leave. Bulliiuoro 10.80a.m.. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for snirelai-dings. Steamer Gratitude w i l l lea\c Centrc- ville 8 a. m., Tuesday, Tlinisdivy and Satuiday, stoppins; at t^e landings on Corsica riyer, Jackson's Creek and Rock Hall. Lonve Baltimore 10.00 a. in., Monday, Wednesday and Frid.iy for the .same landings. flSfripecial trip to Rock Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave Hock 5 15 p. 111. . GKO. WAUKIKI.I), President, J. E. TATLOH, General Agent A litt'o money doc the business here, and oi'i ti;-'iii-passcd li n- of NEW GOODS is ready for yoin- inspection Why look clsewl'c c v/'ieu you can U.iy just what you w n i ' u in the way uf Men's, Boys' and Youth's Clothing, Hats. C.-]5. Snoes, nnd tho most modern p n t t O ' i i * ' i ' S h i r U , Collars and Ncclnvciu 1 at prices iii.'ch LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. We also carry a full and complete l i n o of Dry Goods in the latest designs and colors, as well as a very large assortment of ladies' Cress Skirts, which aro made of st^lUh and durable material. Our Motto is to Sell Yon Good Goods at Bottom Prices. Ti IXV1TK YOUR ATTENTION tliis week to ouv I'.ie of Ladies' Slippers and Oxfords v.-liieh liuve ju-t n m v c d , ixiul are second to none 1 . \Ve 'liuvo n i l grades, black nnd tan, ami all prices. Vfif linvo rcccircd this vrcek s.lso H lot of LADIES' SHOES, TkSteamer Greensboro (CAPT. I). S. 1JI10C7CWA.Y, MASTER,) We will bein this season elioip can sis ;fii:Â»rRiu"e d U ^ l i L lo ; rule-*. 3 i n pi ice IVi |) '-CP 1) or .t p i'l quality. c^ for $1.2i satisfaction. ^l.oO and We and You Â§2 00 stojk r a n g i n g with barains. this season We ^vill end Bargains. Vvl'Pii in iicc-tl o r a n y t l i ' i i g i" Â«Â»i' 'in* 1 !l Â·ill' will L o n v i i i e u yoi 1 . Y O L ' K S I'OI; I J A C C . A I X S . TIIE BALTIMORE BAR^III STORE, R1DGELY, MD. 65c, to $3.50 per Pair, A Â«o il tloc!; also of MEN'S BOYS' and O H E L D I t K ^ ' S SHOES See them befoie purchasing. The season is here for STRAW HATS and \:e have them in all prices and styles. Please rumomber our low prices on Cloth- ipg Suits for JTen, from ?1.75 to $10.00. When You Paper Your House, Civo us :i c.ill for Paper.- \Yo hnve all gi ulc-, ami are = r l l i n g a t the right prices -- =j)ino a- all our good? are sold at. C ' M H C ill .111(1 ETC 11 Â». DBNTON, MD. THKSl'OT a ASH STORE. Insoivont Notice. DRUGS AND .MEDICINES. iÂ» J. O. TAYLOR WITH Will ply between GlJEEN'SBOKO'Utin nnd BALTIMORE Weekly, touching a t n l l landings between (Jroonsbor- ou^,h and Donton. On nnd nfter Ji'.'y 4 steamer w i l l leave for li.iUimi/ic every Monday PUIEIGHTS JLODEUATE, C A P A C I T Y AMPLE, The patroimgo of our merchnnts and farmers solicited that this l i n o nmy be made a success. T?ull information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AOKKT. D. S BKOCK WAY . AlAdTrfit, Groeiisliorough, lid. Or HA RHY A . ROE, A B K N T , Dcnton, Ikld. granaries al wnys ready to re- Is your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or other Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLI6HTNIN6P in Wi'i'.im G. Diad'ey i V-!. II ; * Cictl'tors. 'cuit Court for Caroline county. If not, if you will apply to one of the th o! U e J-, O, FRUIT AND PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Bast Caro.Â«3.e3i St - Btewartstown, Traders' National Bank of Baltimoro; Branch ut Stewartstown, Pn. Nntionnl Hank of ceive grain. r-l Â»PERCY DUNNING, CONSTABLE AND COLLECTOR, 1ENTC)S, MARVE.AND Reference Dentou Natiounl Bauk. OF DOVEFJ. D E L you can obl.tii) i *i' Â· Conip.'ry i- il .ui':" i 1 whai the i.) ,,'Â·. :i.ieo i-o ' c c a t l o r / rale?. The- id you will only pay -!,-, lu any luiiount in EXGG jofCoslWOlte Returned in DiviWs or at termination of policy. WM. D K N N Y , Societary. It. Â· PLUMMETl, Agent, J. B. FLETCliKR. " Green shoro. Preston. The pHK-orclin;;- in tlic above cntitletl c.i=o hnviii'i IJUMI ic.ul anil considoied, the cfiuit h c i d i y HÂ»pi-i)\es'tho election of T. L'linv Kiiiier, pevniiinent truoi.ee for the hcnu'litof the cioilitois of the w i t h i n n a m - ctl W i l l i a m C. liratlley, i n t o ' v e i i i , and the sai'l T. I'linv Kishci, as, iieiuiancnt Uus- tei 1 . niter oxct-uliiii? and iiÂ«inj; a j^oo:! and Â·iiiilicient !)otul lo the Slave V? Jfavyland in ihe uui of one h u n d r e d do 1 !;'! coudi- Liuticd for llio l a i n Ail cliK-ii.ii^i! oi'h's duties l\^ Midi tiui-ieo. mid iii'icr I- appiovnl, i-, h o i e ' v aiiU)oi-l.0(l a n d din'clod to proceed XVit'll lllC C M ' M l J o l l ll".l''-;. 1 ll'-l. Ami it i-. l u i t h e r c i i d o i i - i l ni-it i_he ^suicl jictitionei-appear lii'foio tho C. v u i t Court loi Cauilinc ( o n n i y IM tin 1 fon'tli Monday cif J u n e i i f \ t , to iinsw-r such iiilunoga- loii^b nnd allegations a^ his creflitois, cn- dnisev-i or --urc'lies may prupo-e or allege n g i i i i b l h i m . and t h a t he give at leabl f o i l y clnvs iiulu-i! ihoieol'to hiiTciedilora which sai'cl iiotiLi; sh-.ll ho published weekly for the period of fuity days bx inserting n copy of thiss oult-1- in some newspaper p i i n t e r l in Caroline county once a week lor llitiiiid period of forty days. AVM.' Jl. MA11TIN. True, copv^--Test: C l l A U L K t s W. UOUUy, Cleric. Ho-n- the Illnrkcts of Charleston Are Kept Clean. Charleston has the most primitive and peculiar scavengers in the world. Hundreds--it seems thousands--of carrion crows or buzzards in tho very early morning swoop down upon the historical old city from the tall palm, or palmetto, forests which skirt the western suburbs. In the waking hours any passenger entering Charleston on the Columbia express can seo huge black lumps fall from the trees about. They never hit the ground. Out in the open these black lumps gather in a struggling flock and flop their way over toward the custom house. They are buzzards. ^YLile the twilight is yet gray those vulgar birds go to the city market and infest it for an hour or two. The passenger who was startled by their dull flop from their palmetto perches and saw great black clouds of them move across Uio low rice Hats can, if he goes to the market place, see the eame birds, disgustingly lame, running about the stall flows of the meat mart, lighting with the hunger of dogs of tho city for tho bones and waste which fall from the butchers' meat block. A stranger who did not appreciate tho health value of these buzzards is liable to kill ono of them. Then he is liable to be fined $10, for the city does not allow its curious scavenger birds to be destroyed with impunity. The Charleston market ia n noted place in the south. It runs from Market street to the water's edge and is tho mnjn thoroughfare for the crowd of pedestrians who come and go from tho harbor boats. It is a novel sight to seo tho hurrying feet of workmen threading their way carefully among these wild birds gathered thero by the hundreds. Like domestic chickens, they stand about and, like domestic dogs, they watch for every piece of waste as it is dropped from a meat block. Ono would hardly think, as he pushes the big birds out of the way, that these same feathered things roost in tho forest,and are tamo nowhere else. In the' markets they never attempt to steal meat from the counter. Going through the three or four blocks of the big market one morning, the writer counted over 300 of these buzzards walking about ns nonchalantly as though it was their own ponltiy yard. They will not get out of your way. They fight every dog or cat that attempts to run in opposition and will scramble with a man or a child who competes with them for a fallen scrap of meat. But they keep tho Charleston markets clean--perfectly clean. As a result of their thorough tcavenger work this is the cleanest and healthiest moat market in the world. In consideration of their assistance in keeping the city clean the municipal council has made it an offense to injure or kill one of them. An offender not only has to pay a $10 fine, but usually gots a free lecture on the laws of health and the value of the buzzards as assistant members of the local hoard of health. By an hour after sunrise the birds have all lei't tho city. It is for this reason that tho visitor to tho city, who usually gets up after that hour and strolls out later, never sees this extraordinary sight of wild birds acting as market scavengers.-Washington Star. Du Maurlcr's Limitations. If there had been no Charles Keene (a terrible supposition both for Punch and its readers), I should havo dono my best to illustrate the lower walks and phases of London existence, which attract me as much us any other. It is just as easy to draw a costermonger or a washerwoman as it is a gentlom'an or lady --perhaps a little easier--hut it is by no means so easy to draw them as Keonc did, and to draw a cab or an JIow Far the Cnutcra Fad Will Sotuctimcg Lcail n Blr.n. Rapidly closing and locking tho door, the villain turned to the fair lady. "At last!" he exclaimed. Sho looked around in dismay. The room wa-i at the top of the house, and it \vah useless for her to scream for assistance. No one would havo hoard hor. "I havo boon long waiting for this," ho said. He chuckled sardonically. His hand grasped his deadly weapon. "This is cowardly. You have entrapped me. You told me that from this room was to be obtained the h'uet view in all England." "The finest view in all England," ho replied, with a profound bow, "is actually in the room at this moment." "If you think that I have beauty," she f altered, "why destroy that beauty? I am too young to die." Ho laughed again, as though she had spoken in jest. "I long," ho said, "lo gloat over the inanimate features that"-"Coward! Co ward l"slio cried, and once more she looked for -some means of escape. Ah, there was an-' other door immediately behind hor! Sho opened it and hesitated, for within all was absolutely dark. "Enter," he said, "by all means. It is but a small room, with no window in it and no door but this. You cannot escape. You are in my power. Enter if you will, but be careful lest in the darkness you knock against anything and hurt yourself." "Would you care?" she asked bitterly. "I could never forgive myself-never 1" "How dare- you say it--you--you, with your hand already on tho trigger?" "It is stronger than I. I cannot help myself. I must do it. Prepare!" With a long sigh she sank on a low couch and buried her face in her hands. "Do not do that," said the villain, almost tenderly. She made noreply. There was silence 111 the room for a moment, and then he spoke again: "I cannot do it unless you take your hands from your face." "Then I will keep them there forever." "In that case," he replied coldly, "I will wait." He took a cigarette from his case- and proceeded in a leisurely way to light it. T,o do BO he had to put down his weapon. Watching him narrowly between her fingers, she saw her chance and made a sudden rush, but it was of no avail. He had snatched up the weapon again before she could secure it. Once more she flung herself on the couch and covered her face. "You know," she said, "that I detest the smell of tobacco." ""A thousand pardons!" hereplied as he flung the cigarette through the open window. "I had been misinformed, and certainly you carry a silver matchbox." "That is only for my bicycle lamp." "They always say that," he said meditatively. "However, I can wait just as .patiently without smoking.' I am not a slave to the habit." There was once more a moment's silence. She changed her position restlessly. Suddenly she sprang up and stood eroct, letting her hands fall by her side. "Go on," she said. "If it must be done, let it ba done quickly. Get it over. Do your worst." She looked superb aa she stood there, a giaceful figure in the sunlight. In her eyes there was an infinite kindliness, as though she bore no malice against her persecutor. Now, just at tho end, she smiled. Ho saw it all, unmoved, without wavering for one moment from his fell purpose. "That's magnificent!" he cried as, raising his camera, he pulled the trigger and photographed her abominably.--Barry Pain in Black and White. Betrayal of Military Secrete. Tho betrayal of military secrets by venal officers was and is constantly occurring in all tho continental armies. In October, 1890, Lieutenant Jean Bonnet was tried at Nancy for being in the pay'of a foreign power and selling documents relating to the iialiomil defenses. Ho was convicted. In 1SSS Adjutant Chatelain was also convicted of felling military secrets to the foreigner, and in 1895 .1, similar charge was i brought homo to Captain Guillot. j None of .these cases excited more I than passing attention in tho press. 1 Had these men boeii Jews it would, ] of course, have been otherwise.-Fortnightly Keview. A CURIOUS LEGEND. Travels of the 1'iccon or Gold Xlmt tlio Three Wise Men Gave to Christ. The 6th of January was a marked day in the calendar of mediaeval times, for upon it fell the feast of the Epiphany, the most popular of Christian festivals, Christmas day only excepted. All good churchmen know that the word Epiphany .meaning tho "appearing," has reference to the star which guided "the three wise men'' to the cave stable at Bethlehem 12 days after the birth of the holy child. Tradition says that they were three kings--their names, Melchior, Balthayer and Gaspar--the one an Arabian, a descendant of Sheni; the second an Egyptian of the race of Ham, and the third Japhet's representative, typical of the worldwide homage to bo paid to the incarnate Jehovah. "Three kings the King of Kings three gifts did bring." Melchior presented gold in recognition of the sovereignty of the babe; Gaspar, frankincense, in acknowledgment of his divinity, and Balthayer, myrrh, as typical of his human life, destined to be so full of bitterness. Of the gold offered by Melchoir there is, according to ancient legend, a very curious history. Originally coined byTerah, the father of Abraham,-the money was given by him to his son upon his departure from the land of the Chaldees. It is stated in tho Koran, adopted from Mesopotameau traditions, that Â· the patriarch was forced into exile on account of his monotheistic convictions and because he would not engage in his father's business, which was the manufacture of idols of gold and silver. Theso idols were of the moon god Sin, whence the name of the highest mountain in that region, Sinai. The money given by Terah to Abraham was next used for the purchase of the cave of Jlac- pelah of Ephron the Hittite. When Joseph's brethren sold him to tho Ishmaelitcs, they received these identical pieces of gold in payment--so runs the legend--which they afterward paid to Joseph when driven in the time of the famine to buy corn in Egypt. Upon the death of Jacob Joseph sent the money to the laud of Sheba to buy spices wherewith to embalm the body of his fa- - ther, and they remained in the royal treasury until the queen of Sbeba made her famous visit to Solomon, _V when, among other gifts, she presented the coins to that opulent monarch. "Â· " During the reign of Bhehoboam, Solomon's son, Shishak, king of Egypt, made, a successful invasion into Judaea and despoiled the temple, whereupon ho presented to his ally and companion in arms, the king of Arabia, the famous pieces of gold as his shaie of the plunder. Nearly 1,000 years Jater Melchior, the apocryphal successor of the Arabian monarch, brought them as a gift to "him that was called the 'King of the Jews." It would seein that the ingenuity of our visionary arclueologists might bo overtaxed to further connect the itinerant coins with the subsequent events of tho New Testament, wherever money pi ays a part, but they stumbled at nothing. Tho story goes an to sny thnt in the hurry of the flight into Egypt the Virgin Mother dropped the gold pieces in a Hold, where they were afterward found by n shepherd. Not daring to disclose his good fortune lest he be suspected cf dishonesty and the money be taken from him, he kept lit by him for many years. In his old age, being afflicted by incurable disease, he besought tho aid of the Christ, who healed him. As a thank offering ho carried his treasure to the temple and laid it upon the high altar. Thus, falling Â· into the hands of the high priest, tho money was paid to Judas as the price of his treachery in tho betrayal of his Master. The fact that the reward agreed upon to be paid to Judas is epoken of as 30 pieces of silver seems to offer no difficulty. It is explained upon tho ground that the translation "silver" is used as the generic term for money, like "argent" in French. When, tortured by remorse, Judas returned the money to the priest, they used it for the purchase of the "potter's field to bury strangers in," eince which time all trace of the much traveled money has been lost. Ti Whiten a 1'owl. Place it in a saucepanful of cold water slightly salted. Directly the water boils remove tho fowl and plunge it into cold water and lot it etaud half an hour. Treated in this way, tho meat of your curried fowl \vill bo of the desired whiteness. --Chicago Tribune. A Right to Bloom. Mr. Spokes -- What blooming omnibus, after him, though I have I cheeks Nellio Fosdick has] Eornothues been obliged to do so, is almost tempting Providence. If thero had been no Charles Keene, I might perhaps, with practice, have become a i'uuny man iny- self, though. I do not suppose that luy fun would have ever been of the liroadest..--George du Maurier in Harper's Magazine. Mr. Spykes--She is tho flower of the family.--Detroit Free Press. There Are Otilers. "This pill's like a story I read the other day," said Jimmie. "It's awful hard to swaller."--Harper's Bacar. NEWSPAPER! Hot Enough. The elderly inhabitants of a little New Hampshire town delight in stories of tho ready wit of the old minister under whose preaching they sat as boys and girls over CO years ago. On the occasion of an "association dinner" given in the town to the ministers of the county there was a liberal feast, to be followed; as was the custom in those days, by a "so- oial pipe." The minister had taken a spoonful of the rich pudding which closed the repast, but when the spoon reached his lips he deckled that the pudding was too hot to be eaten. So he adroitly and, as he flattered himself, without being observed re-, turned the spoonful to his plate. But one of his friends had spied him and called across tho table in resonant tones: "Brother Williams, what ails your pudding i What are you going to do with that last mouthful?" "Save it to light my pipe with after dinner," returned Mr. Williams, not at * all disconcerted.-- NEWSPAPER!
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