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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ALTON, ILLINOIS *The tVestom wl'Iow who married her •coachman will probably allow him to hold the rc!n«. No on who has experimented should n-oiKlpt that I.i Hung fulled to hold on to thnt yello-.v jacket. Tt Rooms like n cmiti-ailii-Hon of tonn«. Imt the friars of tli« rhlllpplnes aro •the men responsible for the broils. To say nolliliiR Imt. saw wood hns Its .limitations. It's boiler not to monkey Iinz7.-s.iw for (he purpose. Is n breed of sheep In Arabia Unit produces no wool. Au attempt to get tlinlr fleeced would 1m shear wasle. Hall Cable's next novel Is to be. called "Tlio Drunkard." It should not be Bloomy, as It* litle Indicates frequent Tlie slKO of the chrysanthemum while aot alTecting its being the law! of the .season's flowers, certainly forbids its being the has 1 . Ocn. Kitchener wns also born In Intend. Apparently II Is by draining on tire Knientld Ulu that England keeps Jts laurels green. While the slereopticon may be used In political campaigns, there are places where the light might bo turned on to groat advantage bin isn't. Now that tin- artificial egg problem lias been successfully solved, we may «oon expect some rubber company to spring artificial chickens on us. Young ladles who are anxious to have iBclr portraits published should not de- «I»lr. There are other warriors to come liouie who are willing to bo kissed. That a colored man Is a professional bicycle champion merely shows the jStrldCH some Africans are making towards the front In this race struggle, Tile next, foreign territory to bo In- TOdca by au American army of occ-.i- patfott should Im 'Nicaragua, and every «ol(l!er should be armed with a shovel. Tlio anarchist Is worse than the mad dog. The latter gives warning by \t» peculiar ac.'tloiis, but the former is not suspected until he strikes his cowurdly telow. Connecticut farmers went to Kow York nnd buncoed a lot of green goods men. .No wonder the papers of jliftt city are demanding more facilities for education, There Is a possibility that out of tho prcyfns case may grow proofs Hint. If certain French, names are found written nigh on the ulmiacjp of honorable fame they'll bo forged. Some slxty-ulpo prltlsh peers (ire down on the revised list of iigurehendK (bat have served as duminlcs for hire financial swindles l|) I3n- A flaw history of Hie Hi'lHsli wporflgp |s CT.l!cil for, A New York purist fl nds fault be- -causo a Boston man. advertises that ho "will huy cast-off Indies' clothing;" but It »eenis entirely reasonable to suppose tbttt ladles who have been east off Should sometimes patronize a dealer In necond-hand clothing. A yonng man who had long lived In a dark cellar U reported to have died upon, being domiciled In tho sunlight. Jf Homebody should therefore conclude that light is the natural enemy of life It would be about, as logical as many de- fluctlous that are drawn In human af- ' In the Alps the other day a bride lost lier looting and fell over a proclpiee; the husband Immediately Jumped after JUer. q.'hht shows the folly of taking a honeymoon tour immediately after marriage. If that couple had been Married a year or two ono life would liavc been saved. What has become of tho chaps who warned the world that. China with Ku- Tonean anus would overrun and con- ^qaevthe world? Also the eminent uu- tuoritles who said the nation without torpfl'lo-hoats was whipped already? Where Is the man who said the Amcrl- •tan battleships were so overgunned Uies would tip over from their own "broadsides'.' TJ»e Queen llegenl of Holland, lu u jwoclamatlon issued upon tho occasion of the end of her regency, expressed tlio <irUh: ".May our country become great to everything lu which u small nation «an be great." Greatness lu the great- ««t things Is entirely within the roach «f the least Important, nation, Itlght , honor, courage, sympathy, all things that exult a people, are not .necessarily associated with extent of territory or aggregates of population. Another beut'fli.-lent microbe Is report ed to tiave been discovered by Dr. llerz, at Clenuany. Just stuff a few of him Into the cavity of your iiclilug tooih and fte will stop the ache forthwith. And not only this, but If your tooth has bo- Mine loosened this animated atom nets •to work and fastens It tight again, so 4J»at It can be permnm-uUy lllled. When lUmi jnlcroba enters Into partnership With the American dentist, what a do- 4!c!ou» day will dawn fur our primary 4IgcBter«! ..A» Illinois dairy company lias discovered a rluil to Hit- egg. The announce- will not arouse much excllemenl the general public, but It, In of great moment to tho hen. If this rival i«a fell-ecus as d rival, it means thai the JjearUoHs robbing of hen's nests will «**»e, Tho value of poultry will di- »Wfl not ou tho oval (vhlte fruit It will «HXI«»ce, ht on the i-rop of edlliie on the i-ro l'«ek«, breasts, ft»4 drUUlstlcUs. Each hen will be alto keep her own. Kho will no I'ohbed and deceived. Klu< ttd longer bo compelled to wusio yonlh trying to iuu'»e a cold and ly doorkuob Into Mo und auinutle >, JMdue while her cgga uru uelug soft <Wfiw 1» 'he httt-k of Komi) rostuurant. fBirf iUe eve will' not Uo ultogetliL-i »ane»edcd. The substitute, which Is ' -tod from milk, U isald to be lu the of u powder. Now a powder U •tillable for two im n projectile. it <jttti nut he used with ndvowt wincing ait>i>l«u«iire toward am Oilut* aud unpopular campaign It would WMII to« much llko •log tbam with confetti and up; th*lr conduct, Hutu »eetne to i which c«»»pt he uwpplied but the egg- Vet U l» ft U aetlro oul? »t long in trrvalu, and will not ran"" any grief In the bronst of Hio politic hen as the consumption of the «-K£ f<"' f" r 'd ,llas .('iljtai^l. Altogether. Ill" hell h.'l> caUS'" lo I'ejolr-e, unill sli" N Ie-"S"lf superseded. Th" Kmprf-ss of Au«M-i:i wai n-,-;,-,• •slnated by an llnllan anan•!,:«;. Tlie deed w.'J-< ;,K s",, ;; ele5M :i^ it ^;>^ f]"t-'I. It. wa.i the act of a mind in revolt against el.iss di.-Jiiii'-ti'iii 1 -'. and made malignant by de«litullnii nnd liutiircr. The inurdercr's victim iie\'cr had nnd never wished for politic:,! po\.vr. Her removal could not. therefore, averiu-i 1 (lellnlle wrong. Her only son Is d":id. She not only was personally Inoll'i'iKve In iier eiolnent statlmi, but s!ie wns known to be kind and flinriinbli- i<- Hie pour iiti'l the iiiifiirlunat". Of late years her grief over family udifiirtunes had somevvha! unsr-ttli-d her mind. The assassin confessed that lie went to fieneva lo kill the Duke of Origins which would have been as cruel and unprovoki'd u murder us Hie criaie li" commuted. Not lindlnx him, ho wught and killed n victim who also represent. I'd the cbisi tlie crlmln.'il MU|irem<'ly hates, If .society were In ih" slate of anarchy which lliN man and Hie niur- derous horde who aji|)huid hli i'el would i-suibli.-ii, Koine one would kill him at oni-e. In that case It would re- i|iilre angelic clnirlly not to condone the tragedy as a legitimate consenue.nce of anarchy. -As the mutter stands, he will be tried according lo 'law. and since I here is no ciipllal punishment In lii.-neva, he will be sent to prison for life. Air. Austin, chief of Hie treasury bureau of statistics, has recently returned from I'orto Itlco, and In various Interviews has given somo valuable information as lo America's new possession. Mr. Austin thinks the Island will bo chiefly valuable as a wilder resort, n pleasant tropical garden, and a strategic point of Importance. With an area of only .'(.INK) square miles and n population of 1,000,000 people, of whom about one-llfth live In the towns and cllios, -Mr. Austin thinks the acquisition of the island, while valuable and Important, has perhaps been overrated as regards furnishing a new outlet for our exports or new openings for Industry and enterprise. The tropical productions Imported by tho United States amount to $^50,000,001) annually, while tho entire exports of I'orto Itlco amount lo only about $15,000,000 « year, and the Imports to $10,000,000. So that were the United States to receive all tho Island's exports thesis would amount to less than one-tenth of those heretofore Imported from tropical countries. It Is possible that by machinery and more careful cultivation of the soil the exports can be considerably Increased, but there Is n natural limit, not far, perhaps, from the present output. As a market for exports still less can bo expected from tho Island. The wants of the natives are comparatively few and simple, and from the nature of '.he ellmnto. will necessarily remain so, to a great extent. To Americans anxious to make Investments the coffee, sugar aud tobacco plantations offer the best Inducements. Torto Itlcan coffee, especially that produced on tin- western part of the Island, Is of excellent quality /ind Is sent to Ijaropc at an export prlcu uf about 32 cents I'orto Itlcni) money, Tho tobacco IB also good, and to a great extent has recently supplied th.e,shorlag0. la t.Ufi Qnban crop. 'vTuetliei- there Will bo much of a demand for It once Cuba begins again to produce Its full amount Is doubtful. As .o the roads on tlie Island, most of Lhem connect the towns along the •:oast, the military road leading from ['once to San Juan being the chief exception. More and belter roads, Improved machinery and Increased transportation facilities will soon make a change for the better In I'orlo Illco, and faster communication with the, United States will tend to a more rapid development of the commerce which will bo so Important to tho future of Iho Island. MOUSE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP. Strunge Dlicovery by Cl I in tiers on the Biiuimltnf St. Helens. When HID vanguard of the May.umu xpoditlon lo the summit of Mount Ht. Helens arrived at the top of the mountain they moved somo of the fragments of rocks to get at the box containing tho record of mountain climbers who had reached the peak. This disturbed a mouse that had his habitation In that desolate spot, and lo escape from tlio men who were taking such iiiiaiilhor- IsH-d liberties with his homo he left flu- two or three square yards of rocks and scampered out over tho snow that stretched an unbroken surface away on all sides. There lie was easily caught, and Charles II. Sholes brought tho timid creature back to Toi-tlam! with him. The mc^se took kindly to his now environment and Is alive and nourishing now, not having sutl'crod any appreciable discomfort by tho great change In the all Undo of his abiding place The top of tho mountain is nearly 30,000 fool above the sea. Tho rodent Is described as rather large for a woodmonse, having very large ears and a very long tall, being the usual mouse color above and white underneath. Ho Is active and silent, but watchful. He Is believed lo be of the same kind as the mouse found a few years ago on the top of Mount Hood. Ills description has been sent to I'rof. Merrlam, who was to have boon the hi ologist of the expedition, but failed l< make connections In time. If ho shall (Ind tho little beast lo be a now mountain climber u special examination will be made Into his case, and moiisle may become famous and have his portrait lu tho learned books of science. T. II. (iardner, t>. ('. Yociim and .Jonathan Humphrey, who made tin ascent of Mount Hood recently, report ed that they saw a pine squirrel on thi lop of tin- mountain, much lo llieli- as lonlNhmenl. Tho squirrel Is said ti have boon on tlio mountain about iwi. weeks and seemed to be well fed anil lively, though what he tlilds to live ol there Is a mystery. Tho climate am! scenery will sulllce fora large- degree ol satisfaction at Unit solemn height, bill stomachs, even of mice and squirrels uro supposed to require Homelhlnt, more than a charming aspect. Mornliij, Urcgoiilan. 1'iico of OamolM. Hcveii inlloH au hour Is the camer> best puce, uov cuti U i lulntulii thin ruti over two hours, Its usual speed It about live miles un honi'-u slow lounging pace, beyond which It Is duu guroiui, with liluo camels out of ten, lo urge them, or else, us Asla.lles say, they "break Iholr hearts," and literally die ou the spot. llldtorlo Homo. Tho lately destroyed residence ami museum In Kelt-ester square, London, of the lumuuu John Huiili-r, Is said to havi' been tlio scene chosen by Mr, Hto- vouvou for his story of "Or. Jcykll unc Mr. THESE HANDS HAVE YOU? N'l. I. fnr-'illlll lltlllil The ll'.ien-llll, boorish nr ••niiini'in linnd. i« ln-.'iv.v. willt very fdnii-1 tint-iT". which Incik ii« Ili'iiiKh they Iiml n swellinir nl tlie cmK The l.niid hn.H n<> -.yminetry. The Ihnn.b is M>ry short, nnd the ceiieral iipiiennince "f Hie liiiinl i': repulsive llnil ohmixi'iilK. Nn. '_'. M.'iil Hnii'l Tin-ideal (mini lias ulriiitrht fiiiK'-r.i Hint run In it pnhil. with pink nail.i. Tlie Iliunili linn (, »lroiiK root or linne, a vrrv nyimnetrienl form nnil runs lo n df-i'idnil point. The person with Midi mil n linnd i" .ii-lr-nncfiliciiiK In his inilnre nnd would die for nn ideal or principle. This linnil is thill "1 |>"i'K grcnt refnriners nnd reiiui'iii 1 * ''iilhiisinslH. Nn. ,'!. Arll»tio linnil • Tin- nrlislie liai.d hns n .-minll mid narrow s-hii|ie. It is Ill-shy, with shnvt HMKITR mid Hie tiiu«-'los lire hnrdly visible. The liairer jnlntK nro perfectly "smooth nnd • linKerc tnperinB. The linnd has nn i ITciuiiiiile npprnrniicc | mo* i-nd is Hint «! iirtialH, sculpl'ira Mini pt-ople chie >jf- reinarkalil.v i-clinc'l tnstc". Nn. 4. Scientific linnd --The scienlifi'.' or nintlioiunlloiil linnd tins the rnllowiiiK outlines nnd clmnn-ters: The liiiiid should show on Ihe OI-IMT surface a flat mid lir<«i<1 i'<mslrii"li"ii nnd should Inive rntlier IIIIIK lliiucr?, iiieliiif'd to lie stniipht, kiuH- ly in the joints nnd round nt the i»iiut. The lliumb linn a very ptrimu nnd detcf- 1 hnse, nml while beiitp rather loan also romiiled at the end. No. fi. Hrir-ronfesseil Murderer's Hand The tiiiiid shown in the illiistnition is that of a well-known murderess, who con- rossi'd she IKK) slahhcd her Imshniid thi-oiipli love of ntinther nmn. It is nulice- idile Hint the upper part of the linnd is extremely short nnd aaKiiliir. The index liiiper is hent in sneh n slmpe Hint it al- t. ovorlnps the middle fiiicer. The t i-.oint In (Xinncction with this linnd is the extreme length of the middle flnper. The liiiRer nnils lire very short nnd fhin. which elmrneteristic indicntes weakness, Ireaclicry and trickery. No. (!. Klpptlcal Hands-The klt-pticnl linnd lia« these elnirncteristics: The thumb Is somewhat elonpntpd and vnrioa but Klltfhtly in its nlinpe from the root to the tip. Tlii- knuckles of the hand are somewhat coarse and the extreme ends of the fineors linve nn inward inclination. The nails lire nsnnlly w'.iort and thin. No. 7. Ordinary Criminal—The ordi- nnry erimiimr* hand has n peculiarly rouah shape. Hie Hmnlb licinif very plump and shorl, while Hie lingers arp uneven nnd heavy. The snnill finjtcr Is turned in- •wiird nnd blnntiirss is the hand's chief chnraeteriKtic. OOM PAUL AT HOME. I)encrl|itionof nn Interview Jfeld with Him by iin American Traveler. Charles Kilp.-itrick. Hie one-legged trick cyclist, Interestingly describes an Interview he had with Ooom 1'aul. the great. 1'resldent. of the Hoer republic, Africa. "1'resldent Krueger," he says, "can speak Kngllsh (|ulte as well as IMltoh, but declined to speak to me in my own language, and a I'.oer named Waldeck acted as our Interpreter. After Introductions the President said to Hie In- tci-pi-eter In Diitch: 'Ask him how lie lost his leg.' 'Hun over by a train.' I replied-, and 'this was tran^aied. 'Tell him he Is marvelously expert for a one- legged man,' said Kruger. 'Tell him,' said I, 'that he Is very kind to say so.' "fell him,' said Kruger, 'that 1 am always happy to meet, an American one of ills great race.' 'Tell him,' said I to the buffer on the fonder, or whatever you want to call him, 'that we had two men In America that were greater than any three men that ever set foot on eartii.' 'Ask him,' said Kruger, 'who they are.' 'George Washington,' said I, 'and Abraham Lincoln.' "Tho old man glared at the interpreter with an awful face. lie did not look at me al. all, but, to toll you the truth, I wns terribly awed. Now. Kruger speaks In a tone that would do considerable credit to a largo-slml mega- phono. Hut in making ills reply to my last shot he doubled the volume of his voice and almost put me to flight. 'Tell the young man,' roared Oom I'aul, 'that I know more about the history of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln than he does!' I thought I had gone far enough after Unit, and I then made some remarks I thought complimentary to the lioers, arid the President made a sign that the Interview was over. He was silting on his porch, fjouie nieu drink for the aluiUos gtber» sbaUo tor the * ' ' The monument to /ncbary Taylor, which stands In a wild confusion of vegetablegrowth. Is forty-live feet high and Is surmounted by a life-sl/.ed sta- tin- In marblr. One inscription reads, "I have endeavored to do my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret Is for Ihe friends 1 leave behind me." There are other Inscriptions dealing with Iho events 111 Taylor participated, from the monument is the tomb In which the President lies burled. It Is (i WORLD'S ONLY WOMAN JOCKEY Mm. HiiKultl nf Nevada, HIclcH Jnnt Kwlll of Nevada, Like a Mnn. ('arson City, Nov., Is famous for Its silver mines and for having been the scone of the Corbctl-I-'ltzsInimons tight. Now its citizens are laying claims for further fame, for it is a fact Hint that which President i c '". v ' s 'he home and birthplace of the Some distance only womauijockey In the world. The name of this new rival of Sloane and .Maher, nnd she, by the way, Is young 'w. A. BagwIII. She riding professionally for r and rode her last race at Of the three horses tlrst under the wive the last of Ihe trio was ridden by Mrs. BagwIII, who, sitting astride, plied whip and :if brick and faces the rising sun. Spi-1 '""' V™tty, Is dors have worked :i myriad of cobwebs j lm * been around the. door, the corners iH-ing hid-| " u < )llt ". V| den. Ivy Is banked on either side and i lu ' 110 - - N( -' v - °" ^'l''- lu extends all over the tomb and for fifty fool In each direction. The grass is more than knee high. On a slab of marble above Hie do< scrlptlon, '"/i. Taylor xu-'is Hie simple in- j -"I" 11 ' m masterly style, and though her >r Horn November animal was beaten dearly outrode her 178-1. Died July 0, 1850." The business men who win success Am those who patronize the press. I'AUI. KBUOIUI. and he arose and went within. Waldeck and 1 turned to leave, but as we were going Mr. Krugor came back aud gave AValdock au Kngllsh sovereign with Instructions to have It properly engraved and presented to mo as u gift from the President of the Transvaal. I thoroughly appreciated the gift, and the story was told about town. The next day an Kngllsh newspaper edited by au Englishman and an Irishman came out with an editorial about the matter, In which It was slated that this was the first time Paul Kruger was over known lo give away anything." A NEGLECTED TOMB. Luut Hentlnu I'luce of '/.iu luiry Taylor Holdicr nnd 1'rcaldcnl. (Jf all the Presidents of the United States the grave of none Is more neglected than that of tho hero of Palo Alto, Xachary Taylor. Though only u few miles from Louisville, the place U seldom visited, though a handsome monument marks the place where tho remains lie. Tho place Is unkempt and flint going to ruin. It Is overrun witli woods. One can barely find the path which leads from the broken stout wall to the tomb, while Ivy and long grass have run riot, making walking (lltllClllt. The father of /achary Taylor was a ZACIIAUY TAVI.OH'S 01IAVE. soldier of Iho revolution, aud came t< Kentucky when /Hclmry was a iuor< lud. He Bottled on a farm, which I yet the Taylor homestead, though inn occupied by a family lu no manner n. lated. Tho Taylor burying ground 01 cuplcs one corner of the lot. Tho fact that Vtachary Taylor, whei a lad of 2!l, left the farm to enter th army an Unit lieutenant of the Soveiitl Infantry und runialm-d away from his homo until i-loctod to Iho ITcsldi-ney, dying HOOU nftcrwaril, may account for tho little Intercut taken In hl» memory lu I.oulKVIIle. Kentucky KUW but little of tho soldier, and knowing htm little li) llfo ww»hlp» him It-Ba lu death. People Ucad Advertisements. More people read the advertisements than you think, and If you have something to offer don't be afraid to spend a few dollars In printer's Ink, as it will pay you. Look over the big dailies and .see who are the successful business men. No personal acquaintance is needed, as the columns of the paper tell the story. Wheu to Stop Aclvcrtlginc- When you have convinced every one whoso life will mingle with yours that yon have better goods at lower prices than he or she can got anywhere else. When you perceive it to bo the rule that men who never advertise are outstripping those in the same line of business who il9, When m * u 9 ^°I > making fortunes Iglit In your sight solely through the discreet use of this mighty agent. When you forget the words of the hrewdost and most successful busl- less men concerning the main cause of heir prosperity. When every man becomes a creature if habit so thoroughly that he will buy his year where he bought last year. Wheu younger and fresher houses iu your line cease starting up and using he newspapers in telling the people low much better they can do for them haii you cau. When you would rather have your own way und fall than to take advice ind win. When nobody else thinks it payn to advertise. Dewey'H Gunners Practicing. Dcwey's gunners have not lost their .-tinning. They are the same old dead shots who scat, the Spanish ileet to the .ottom drawer of Mr. David Jones' ocker, and they are ready for more •eal gunnery. That they may not for,'et their cunning or lose the knack, iliey are constantly kept In practice. The Olympla has a rehearsal of the real lilng live days each week, and the rest j of tho fleet down to the auxiliary crnls- I -r MoCulloeh. follows the lead to a llb- -rul extent. There is no needless waste if ammunition, for It Is too precious for all Unit, but sub-calibers are used. Small shells Inserted in large tubes or uses are Inserted In the heavier guiitf, and, save for the size of the projectile, the results obtained are Ihe same. The gunners lire at a floating target, which Is towed past the ships by a launch, and the accuracy of their firing Is wonderful. Much of the moving targets Is surmounted by u red Hag, usually about two feet square. Ono of that kind was used by the Olympla, aud at ranges varying from 300 to 700 yards the flag was punctured fifty times. The short, narrow staff from which it fluttered was splintered, and the float Itself was badly disfigured by the keen-eyed, cool- hoadod Americans behind the guns. There was simply no wild shooting, and If It had boon real Instead of mimic warfare every projectile would have performed its part. August Kulmlln is llio gunner of the flagship and very proud Is he of the crews under him. San Francisco Chronicle. A Nitiural Mini I'll-, foundry. 1'ncle Sam has a freak artesian well on Hie Undo Indian agency that Is attracting widespread attention, says the St. I'aul Pkniccr Press. It threw a six-Inch stream of water when It was llrsl iipeuod, aud for several years (hereafter, but for about eight nn.nUis It has been engaged In making mini pies. Since thai lime an endless chain «f blue clay six inches In dliuueter luis boon forced up through llio pipe, rising slowly above the casing to a height of !<>a feet, and then toppling over on the ground, Tin- eruption continues night and day, and Iho amount of clay so far forced up from.the bowels of the earth lias made It necessary for Hie (iovorn- inciil to employ a man to cant for tho premises. Very little water comes up with the clay. A noticeable peculiarity of this well lit that the clay rises more rapidly previous lo tin- advent of windy weather, resuming llx steady, even grind again on tho return of ploasaul weather. Jtitrwiu'i Dobi to Illy Family. Charles Darwin WIIB so weak lu health that but for the wife and*children who saved him from trouble and gave him the leisure of u peaceful home ho would probably never have made his great discoveries. competitors. I Her experience as ;i jockey has not been very extensive as yet, she having ridden In live races ouly; but in proportion to her attempt Mrs. Bagwill's success has been remarkable. Of the five races In which she has ridden twice has her horse, come In a winner, and never has she ridden "outside" of the money. Airs. Bagwill's flrst attempt was at Carson City about one year ago. Then she rode third to Coates, sometimes known as "I'Izen," and FenUiergill. She was greatly ela.ted with tills result, even ihoug-h she did not win, and determined to continue her efforts until she might take rank With the top-notcliers in the business. She Is t!-l years of age and has been married for live years, She is of medium stature, petite in figure, but well proportioned and weighs 101 pounds. She is very modest, demure and unassuming. When on the street she dresses in plain black, and from her appearance none would imagine that sins. w. n. she over assumed the part of a Jockey. In the saddle, when ready for n race, Mrs. Bagwlll wears bifurcated skirts, not so wide or looso ns to catch too much wind and thereby Impede tho progress of her horse, but fitting neatly. She rides astride, well forward over the horse's foroshoulders, and with whip, spurs aud steady hand pilots her mount like a veteran. Tho Price. (Jen. Lefobre was one of Napoleon's generals who rose from the ranks, and was finally made a marshal and Duke of Dtuitxlg. After this elevation ho met an old acquaintance, who congratulated Win lu a rather sneering tone. "Yes?' said I.efebro, readily, "I nm Duke of riantzig and also a marshal, while you are a poor (Jerk; but If you wish to change places with me I'll accept the bargain at cost price. Do you know how many shots I've been exposed to before I won my epaulettes? Twenty thousand; dial's all. I've heard more cannon rear than tliero are stitches In my uniform. I will place you lu this courtyard of my hotel nud expose you lo the chances of 110,000 shot aud shell at a hundred paces. If you escape alive you shall have my sabre, plume, scarf and orders; all my honors shall be yours when you have bought them as 1 bought them." The clerk begged to be excused. FOR THE YOUNO FOLK& I'm n nice little dog, AH inool people allow. 1 express all DiV thoughts With my "How, wow, wow." When pitssip cnlls 'round With her "l.-'ilz, spit/, mcaow,' 1 reply -nil in fun — With my "l!ow, wow, wo\v." When tliero conies to the gnto A big, ugly cow, I scare her away , With my "How, wow, wow. If n tramp comes along, I mnkn a crent row And drive him invny AVitli my ".How, wow, wow." But if yon nhonld call, I would niako a nice bow, And greet you with joy, And 1113- ">Jo\v, wow, wow." —Arthur .J. Hurdick. TIM: JAVA MONKKV'S 7'isxr.ii. A Ilolgian naturalist tells an extraordinary Htory of the monkeys of Java. Tho or'abs in that island, be Bays, live in hides on the edge ol tho Ben, and tho monkeys, when driven by stress of hunger, kill nnd eat then, in tho following manner. Creeping close to one of theso holes, Iho monkey lets its tail fall into it. The crab naturally at once seined lioldofthe iliil in 'its claws, and tho iron key, sometimes norejming with pain, pulls its caudal appendage quickly away and with it tho crab, holding tightly to its end. Then, twisting it round and round in its paws, it dashes tho crab violently against the rocks until its shell is broken, and it obtains tlio reward of a considerable amount of suflering by eating tho flesh. Tho wriier points out that the monkeys only cat tho vrabs when 'they are unable to get other food. ' . inking ho cuiid K"" I «<>• f"R»»- Win took «n WHO n'nrtinllv restore 1 him to o"' . „, He.vn,l.nllycut,,ndb,.,u.ed nm 1 blood (lowed freely fr»m "lie cheek. "I wnnt my inolhr rued and 1 am eold ),is coat nnd 1 ut it rouudUoii. "" IIB almost dark now, and the pulls efiimi Mweeping round to dilute, tho ladd noisrssiou of the ledge. ' "t urn sleepy, Will," said Ben. -' 1; caung,.in*tmo, Hen, and sleep if vou can," nnd little Heni..v ju'iit to Meep. while Will kept nvuiko and wound his nriu round the child o kcephimst.il, for n movement you .1 precipitate them to certain <'';""'• And thus through all tlio night the brnvo Ind sat <m the ledge in the fneo of tho (din", sustaining his little playmate, cold for want of his coat, but never relaxing his care for a moment. About daybreak a party appeared on tho tMjiorthoelinV. ln« ««•«' ,f both lads were there, though the} imd not vet spoken to each o her. DIP lads were soon descried, nud tlio pnriv hold their breath. A rope was quickly lushnl round n man, went down, and the lads were on the top in safely. "Oh, daddy, Will sal down 1-eld my head for me to sleep all night; 10 let. mo have his coat, too, to keep mo warm." , The two fnthers looked at each they Tears stood in their oyos. •Ton. " said Bon's father to tho other, -Iho father of such n boy must, bo a real man. I was the Ill-fit to take iitlVont, I will be tho first to offer my hand. Take it, Tom and lots be friends." And Tom took it, and they both wept over their children as though they received them from tho Uud. .BABY I'OTKNTA'rrS. Spain is always tho land of the Infante Today it is tho kingdom of an infant, just as it was sixty-live years ago, wiion tho king's grandmother, Isabella II, ascended tho throne at the age of three, assuming tho actual government when she was thirteen, If our own Prince Alfred had not declined the crown of Greece in favor of tho Dane ho would have boon a kii}g at nineteen, and carried ou tho traditions of the many ehild- uiouarchs of Great lii-itain, including his mother, the Queen, who was only eighteen when she was wakened on that historic night in Juno at Kensington palace to henr that her uncle, William IV, was dead, and that she reigned in his stead. Henry III hud become King of England at the ago of ten; Edward III at the age of fifteen, Richard II at the ago of eleven; Henry VI at tho age of eight; Edward IV when ho was twenty, while his son, Edward V, became king at the age of thirteen, which again proved iin nnlne.ky number, for ho was murdered in the Tower with his only brother, the Duko of York, after he had reigned less than twelve weeks. Henry VIII was only eighteen when ho came to be king; his eon, Edward VI, was just ten, and was dead before he was lifteeu, while his would-be successor, the hapless Lady Jane Grey, was proclaimed queen before she was eighteen, and lost her pretty head before she was nineteen. A IiITTMS GENTLEMAN. The outward-bound car, running from Boston to one of the large suburbs, was unusually crowded on the particular night ou which I was obliged to take it. Before it left the crowded part of the city there was hardly standing room; and yet eager people beckoned to the conductor and crowded into the narrow nislo. Among theso was an old woman, bent with ago and feeble with evident ill-health. Her shabby dress and shawl showed her poverty; and the large basket, which she curried witix difficulty, seemed to grow heavier and heavier as she changed it from one arm to tho other. Heated ueav -where, this woman was stand,ng sat two persons—one whose immaculate dross and dignified bearing proclaimed him a man of tho world. The other was a ragged newsboy. Tired from liis work, the little fellow's head now and then dropped on his shoulders, and his weary eyelids closed. Awakening from ono of these naps, he saw standing near him a shabby wouinn with her heavy basket. 1'er- baps ho thought of his tired mother, taking iu washing in order to swell tho small earnings which supported him and his baby sistor. Perhaps it was only the instincts of the true gentlemen in this newsboy; but, at any rate, tho old woman, standing Ihero so patiently, felt a little hand on hers, and a young voice snying, ' 'You must bo tired, mistress. Tako my seat. I'll hold your basket." "Why was it thnt at the next stop, when an elderly woman entered tho car, tho boy's neighbor rose, and said. "Here in a seat, Madam." who soon nnd BUSH EAR A BAD ONB. Origin ol the Trouble With the Bear Lake Indians. The trouble wll.li the Hear 1<« 1;0 In ,1jaiis, n branch of Hie I.e.ech Ml lift tribe, originated about el ; ago, when an attempt Marshal •lit months was made by Warren of White Kin-Ill to arrest the Chief of the Lakes, who Is known as JJush l-.ar. He is the head of the most, lawless band of Indians in Minnesota, about SOO in number, who live on uu island in Leech Lake, thirty miles north of Walker, Cuss County. Bush Kar and nine of his tribesmen were "wanted" for resisting an olllce* of the United States CJoveiument Three or four of the- aborigines wore charged with the Illicit sale of will* key, and vho others were "wanted" us witnesses against them. The men wore ugly from the start, and gave open utterance to threats against the. white men of the neighborhood. Matters began to look serious, but a baud of peaceable Leech Lake Indians went to Bear Island and persuaded some of Iho savages that if they did not give up the Marshal would send many of them to "the happy hunting grounds." As a result 'of this coaxing, all but: Chief Bush Kar surrendered and were duly tried at the Duluth term of the United States District. Court. Some were sentenced to sixty days in jail aud others got off with thirty days. Bush Ear kept out of the way and in the meantime continued to boast of his prowess and to threaten Marshal O'Connor and his Deputies with death should they become foolhardy enough to approach within iiOO yards of him. Young bucks encouraged him and promised to' follow his load. All this time the otlleers were scheming to get Bush Kar without shedding blood. They thought their opportunity was coming ou the regular Government pay-day. Bush Kar wns among the llrsl to apply for money, Deputy Marshal Morrison had the old warrant ready, and seized Bush Kar and a companion, who had also stirred up strife. The Indians wore informed that they were charged with violating Hie liquor laws and with resisting ollieors, but that the penalty would not be severe. Bush Kar was suspicious, and believed that he was to be shot as the chief offender. He was allowed to confer with some of tho Bear Island Indians before he was taken to the reservation Jail. When night came ou the red men effected the release of I heir Chief, and all escaped to their island home, a distance of thirty miles. Here they stirred up the remainder of the tribe to resistance aud held war dances, secured arms, aud prepared for desperate resistance. I-'urlher acts of lawlessness, Including thievery and other depredations, resnlled In n'determination upon the part of the authorities to arrest and punish tho offenders. PIERRE MENAflD'8 OUO HOUSE. lllHlnrlrnl Mnnslon of Illttinln' t.teil- tci.nnt (lovertior, Unlit In 1BOO, rrobiibly '""' " f tllp I)ll1pst "'"' wl ">out doubt'one of Hie best preserved IIOUIP* lii Hie Mississippi valley 1st the M e nnrd mansion, which stands at Hie foot of t h o bluffs upon which are the remains of old Fort Uajse, just across the river from KnxknsUla, 111. The house wtw ,.reeled by I'lorro Menard, the first 1 loiitonant pover- ,,oi- of Illinois, about tho year ISO!), and It is out!- STATB MONUMKNT. of IMC UIOSl hl»lorl- cat buildings In the Stale. 1-ierre Menard was the most reinnrk- nble of the many reinnrknblo ehnrac* tern who figured in the enrly history or the Illinois territory. He was ,i I.-roncli-Canadlan, having been born !t> Quebec in the year 1707, and he^entne to Illinois when he was lit. In 1.00 he located at Kaskaskla and engaged In merchandising. By his trade with the Indians and by bin kind treatment or them ho became so well known that for many years he acted as Government Indian agent. He tilled public offices of honor and trust during his entire life and on every hand In and about old Kaskaskla can be seen remnants of his life's work. When Illinois was admitted to tho Union as a Slate Menard was regarded as such an authority on governmental affairs that the naturall/.ation laws of the State were modified that he might serve as lieutenant governor. When he built his home al the foot of Garrison hill the placid waters of the KusUaskla lilver rippled some hundred yards from Hie house, and it was a row of but iv few minutes across the waters to KIIS- kaskla. then tho metropolis of tho Illinois territory. The building Is peculiar In Its construction. The foundation, which is built of huge limestone rock's, rough and unshapely, is some ten feet in height, and two large stairways lead up to the front veranda. 'The back porch has a ttoor inlaid with highly polished stones, whh-h were taken from the nilns of the powder-house at Fort Gage, and they have been in uso since tho" seventeenth century. The outward appearance of the building is most deceiving.' From a little distance the house does not look large, though It contains ten rooms, all of which are/ extraordinarily large. The old building lias lieen repalreil from time to time, but the first de.slgn of the house has been retained In all its originality. The house Is'now occupied by the Lynn brothers, and from the ex- TJIK MKNA1II) Ijlvutrlu Dark Klectrlc dark lanterns huvo been supplied to tho Paris police, t-uabllug them to nee 150 feet away ut Night. A writer lu Italht Tertmilc declares It as his opinion that many persons who remain thin aud weakly, In spite of all precaution!! In regard to diet, etc., owe the fact largely to habitual abstemiousness at night. The digestive organs, he asserts, have no need for repose,' provided, always, that, the quantity of nourishment taken within Ihe twenty- four hours does not go beyond tlie normal limit the fact that Hie intervals between meals are short working no Inconvenience, but, on the contrary, tending lo tin- avoidance of feebleness, which in the. natural result of au Interval ex I ended to loo great a length. Further, according to this wriier, feeble person's, those also who are lean and emaciated, and, above all, such MS sufferers from iiiMiiniilii, owe it to themselves not lo retire without taking home nourishment Into Hie stomach, such as simple brciid and butter, a (,'las.s of milk, a few hlncnlis or crackers. "l^uui-ler" on (he Ilulllotlolil, The lenn "quaru-r," used la warfare, originated from an agreement anciently made between the Dutch and Hpuu- lards, Unit the ransom of a fioldli-r taken in action should bo a quarter of his pay. Probably It meant to "grant conditions." In lids sense the expression was commonly used ill one time. As a modern warlike term, to give quarter means that the prlaom-r of war should be sent to the rear of the army and there lodged and fed by the captors until exchanged or released ou the termination of Warship Visitors to Visitor Knew It All. the warships, while The trouble with tho ehurlty Hint be ut home \H Hint It seldom Keln uuy farther. A girl seldom truubluu horseif to light U»« tliu wtiou uu old flume, callp. A CHILD S IjEADJN'O. The following is wont us by a reader in Cornwall, who says tho inciden look plnco near his homo: "Not too near, Ben! You will fall over !" tho elder lad was suying. He uhowcd Holicitudo for his companion ulmont beyond his yours; lui WUH only eleven. Ho slopped forth, intending to draw lii'U back, but it was too late. Will Downing ruined a loud cry, as, looking down that precipitous place, lie H:,\V his nine yenr-uld playmate, go rolling, sliding, dropping. Ho stopped :it last, luiwuvur, on a narrow lodge ut' rucK, the abodo ol Homo sea- HUlls. Here Hen Vonnilig was, poisod 101) feet iron, the top, a shelf little moro than a foot in width keeping him from a nhoer drop of JOl) fool further cfuun into tho NLMI, which boilod like a cauldron Vielow. Will'u tirst impulse WIVH to run homo for holp, but Iho distance was over two miles; he might roll on" bol'oro holp was proem-oil. And, moro than thnt, ho wan not ul- lowod to pluy with lion, for tlioir fathers woru not frioudti. How to got down to Bon was a problem; tho faoo of the cliff w»s »toop, little, tuftH of vogotntiou hero and tliero being tho ouly foothold. Twilight, too, WUH coining on, nud he miiBt lio prompt. Ho called down to tho lad, "Hold fait, U»n. I'm uom- iug to you," and lie, eominonced to descend the cliff. It was a perilous tank, tuo-8oil at the tipper part wait Hhinglp, and gave away with him, and for tlie first half of th« distance itwan a continual nllde und fall. At lust ho WUH able to (jrasj) u buuoh of grass, und now it WUH IOHU duugeroiiH, thoiigl, tUe daiiKer was not all past, indeed, the trial was yot to come. He reached tlie ledge; there was jutit room enough for two. Uun wau lie lifted hiai up us well al. ways treated with the utmost courtesy, are sometimes frightfully .exasperating. At Hampton Itoads a party four women were poking about the Texas one afternoon. One of them acted as cicerone for the others, and talked Incessantly In a shrill voice, frequently mentioning that, she had always loved the sea. Slid was full of nautical terms, and Hung them nhont In Hie most, bewildering fashion. Coming lo a capstan, she sat down with I he remark: "And this, my dears, Is the binnacle." Captain I'hllip, who was standing by, had listened with equanimity to niany such remarks, but tl'dH was the last straw. I beg your pardon, madam." lie said, '''bill on Hils shi;> we cull Unit the caiislan." I'p Jumped the woman, with flaming cheeks. "I'd have you know, sir," slie cried, "that I know a binnacle from a,' caiislan, and thin, sir, Is a binnacle. 1 have iloted on the sea life all my life." ".Madam," said I'hillp, with his hat In Tils hand, "i bog your paroon again. It must be n binnacle. It shall bo 11 binnacle. If I ever hear any of my men calling It a capstan liProaflor I 'will put them In the brig." The woman turned lo a young eadel glittering In gold lace as J'liillp In his civilian dross, disappeared down tin' compaiihmway. -Who Is that man'/" she asked. The young cadel was soft of heart, although hard of miisel.'. Ho didn't tell her.- New York Sun. cellent furnishings that adorn tho Interior one can hardly believe the historical record of the building. Menard occupied the building up to the time of his death In 1814. He died in the year of one of the greatest floods In the Mississippi River valley and hi* remains were borne across the Kaskus- kln Klvcr to tho old French village anil there interred. The funeral train must have been a strange sight. The few remaining Indians in that, vicinity -who worshiped Menard were all present and followed the funeral boat across tho river in their canoes in single file. The boats were landed and the body borne to the open grave and laid therein with but a single solemn chant. In au old storm-broken orchard overgrown with weeds and briers arc tin? graves of the Menard family. Side by side arc three large vaults bnllt of highly polished Italian marble, but In which of these rest the remains of Pierre Menard Is not known. Two of tho vaults are broken. Time and llw fury of many winters have effaced tho French inscriptions from the marble slabs. • • When the State Legislature made 1111 appropriation for the establishment of a State cemetery on Iho Illinois side of the Mississippi and for the removal of the bodies from Kaskaskla Island, for some unknown reason the remains of the Meuards were not moved, UK; State cemetery, however^ has fallen to> decay and Is being sadly neglected, but the great white monument which was erected on the highest point of the bluff will ever stand as a fitting recompense for the gallant deeds oC the forefathers of the State of Illinois. Sin-op Without Wool. Tho principal lilnd of meat consumed by the people of Arabia, boUi native., nnd foreign, Is the mutton of the Somali, or blackhead sheep, aud, no mutter by whom eaten, all pronounce It the best mutton ever tasted. This sheep, ns its name indicates, Is from tho Somali County, on tho African coast. These shocp have 110 wool, but short, fine hair, similar to thtit of a dog. The/ most peculiar tiling about them Is thnt they have a larije lump of pure fat growing right at the root of the tall, and this fi)t varies In size and weight according to tlie condition of the Klioe-p. A modium-slned lump of this fat weighs about four pounds. Such a sheep, which weighs from thirty-live 1<» forty pounds, Is sold at from four to five rupees (85 cents to $1.05). Tho skins, when sun-dried, are exported, and large quantities of them go every year to tho New York market, where they are known as "mocha skins," but, like the "mocha coffee" of commerce, this Is merely a term and nothing else. In 1K!»7 rhoso skins were Imported Intu New York to the value of ?tli.'8,L'y(l. New York I'IVHS. Spain'* Soldier* la Manila. Kpanltdi ttoldlerti are small, sb-kly, nnd devoid of pluck. They were Kind !o Mil-render. They luiil received no pay for months, wi.-ro slai'ved In the trenches, und were told that Americans would give them no ijiiarlci-. Spanish buxlnehs men are m>1 adverse to ti change. They have had Innniii enible troubles. Only the government oltlclllls are blller, bill they conceal Ihelr haired under a mask of friendship. Chicago Tribune. Mold In Collar*. There are few things more suggesilvn of unwholesome condition*, If nm con duelve thereto, than musiliiess In collars. Unslaked lime Is lies! suited lor IhU purpose. U is blown, In tin- shape of u fine powder, on the walls of the collar 1 and Into Hie joints and crevices by moans of the bellows, or else thrown on with the hand. The walls must bo damp; dry walls have to be well moist oiled previously. The lime slakes with (he adhering water and kill* all organ- IKIIIK. Oil (bo day following the willlrt are washed oil', and, a>> experience \\IIH proved, the cellar will remain fri-o from mold for at least two years. 'J'«o l''al (o Horvo. **• Au Old Itallcy Juror was recently e.i- tuned from serving becaiisu ho wolghiiil ;i!7 pounds uuu cuiild not gut Into tU» Jury DiiX. & 4 \ \

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