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: ;t|'Y,f'f;f;r;'£i; ^\ ^i otto of ttiS ttldWttftHs tlattsaft tje-lduBd rW- ling thfeagfe tirt ieik «Mte§-i* -wety - gh.1 totlf WfeSi Aftd stlil Afiotfitf? Bof 11 y dd A&d the light wiftd ^ AS thf ough the tteSS It fc&Sses olottd fleece fltei, I'M thojr ate too Cold tb thrill With love's dellctous blisses. -6ut there cotteth through this mead ?HS fflaideh's hllthe yotittg lover. Ootties-afid theh the ftfcpte seed 'Mfthy truths discover. » '-LolHe.Belle Wylle. AN AID TO MILKING, ie Collegian's Advice to ttU Fattier Which Jr, v Resulted Disastrously. IA college Student in one of our west- a States returned home after his course I finished t6 find that his father, a ,'gyman 'with -a small salary, was ag out hin living by running a small Rimm. One of' the adjuncts of the farm f-Was a cow, a pretty good animal, which HiOWever, had a strong aversion to being 'uilked. Ji , ,, .'Here was an opportunity for a display |6f .the lately acquired knowledge of the Ijuvenile collegian. , ' 'Father,'' said he, "Professor G. says If one will placo a weight xipon a cow's Iback it will make her give down the Imilk." f* Tho reverend, gentleman, favorably f impressed with this information that &• his son had learned from Professor G., I 'decided to try the simple remedy. In^ stead, however, of placing a weight «,-upon tho cow's back, the clergyman It placed himself upon it. But .then he „ answered tho purpose. The cow, how- 'ever, was still obstinate. -' ' '"Tie my legs under the cow," said the father to his son. ' The son did so. But the cow, unused to such unusual and arbitrary proceedings, manifested her displeasures by rearing and plunging, entirely unmindful of tho dignity of the personage ' astride her spinal column. It was getting altogether too interesting for tho two bipeds concerned in the transaction. "Cut the rope, cut the rope!" shouted Mr. V! to his dutiful son, ineanii g the ropo by which he was attached co tho cow. , . But the son, being somewhat excited, cut 'the ropo by which the cow was fastened to tho stanchion. At once availing herself of the liberty thus offered, •the cow took an unceremonious exit from the stable, and down through the street she went. Tho minister accompanied the cow, but in a manner not exactly befitting the dignity of his profession. As it happened, ono of tho sisters of the congregation was on the street as the race was in progress. Surprised at v. such a sight, the 1 good sister cried out "Why,'Brother V., where are you go ing?" ' . . His sense of the ludicrous coming to his aid, Brother V. shouted back: "The Lord and the cow only know. I don't!" Tbe clergyman was eventually rescued fr'oni his awkward perch and never attempted the feat again.—Voice. _ totnks «>! »ey, 11 and ffifitiug sOfiio of the ealfly tfeeSmeirtfttofS on that statement w8 tvefl find speculations M tdthe pattidula** spicles of tree from Whl6h the face Sprung; T"he Vety earliest Egyptians as well as those Who HVcil Under later dynasties- had ft legend M the "tree of life," and iflatiy <-f f. • leading investigators, both andiciH ui- modern, hate expressed the opin. .• that fftjtn HSgyTs* eamethe' Biblical i<(tu > of the "tree of knowledge of go cl m.i, evil" Whfali paced the original gnfuv u made by tho All Wise tot qtiv first j-nr- ents. professor Thistelton (see his "F«<U Lore of Plants") believes that the SeMit- tUral iiartatiVe cited is a survival of ll.t belief in the "tree descent of man,' arid that the abiding faith of mankind in the tradition again crops out in Rov- elation, where the "tree of life" plays as important a part as that of thr famous tree mentioned in tho first booi of the Bible. The natives of Madagaww have ft tradition which is believed nnd perpetuated -among' them to tho eiToct that the first man was born hlive from ft 'tree, and that he immediately pot ftbout making himself "a helpmeet,", fashioning her from a knotted littib by the aid of a mussel shell carving knife. Marsden'S "History of Sumatra" tolls us that tho people of the Philippine islands also have the tree descent legend among them, and King, in his "Life Among the Bushmen of Australia," says that the people there habitually live among the trees, because'"they are taught from infancy that their early ancestors wore trees endowed with the faculty of speaking and moving about from placo to place."—St. Louis Rb- public. LtiijitZSSjLStjl. $**' mtftft Th§ hardy little tret' fef OB tesj tl ttttite well kftowft ift 8 wa? * fettfi few 1 ftetiple kfco-ft what tfettStkabte ttetttftfS and sagacity be has. Whett Wio Ih'dian swept the Ne« terce fitiBfitfJ'j Indiana gathered about 6,60(5 horsei into A valley that fronted btt the steep fcluffs of the Columbia Hve'f, ftnd there. with the great White moUhtftlh9_at theit *ji- NJ*., * rjv, —- V**~£,V._.4i" I vfc^-pr^ ^ r i ""{ » -.ll, -w^ul^a dat&tt&k. ^d-^i^fa-j^it^f S 6ft (soflgfatttlafcffig tliemfelv'e's that witB ail Its fasfalottable follies airfi fSdS "SWell lite" 16 this cotihlrf nW6f did, and it Was 1 Hot likely it eve* cottld top y ^ $t$3$8^ « r .__-,^_i.>l ,.( ^Lii-jr,- 3%f~*-. -* Ai-.tf.'i>'.Jrii.'^^ ^ ~ J' r i, > ' -• *&ff3& —'Pittsburg Dispatch. Getting Ottt of It. back, prepared to make their last desperate stand lu tho battle that followed they Were defeated, and the small fraction of thetri that remained unkilletl put to flight. Tile horses, bhtit in by the steep mountains on tho one side and the steep f ivef bluff'on tho other, had to be left behind. Whett the battle had closed, the sot* diera of the volunteers (for only ft part were regulars) made ft rush for the horses, but they could not lay hands on- one of them or approach them* And now for the first time it was no* ticed that they were under ft boy herder. The boy was unarmed, entirely naked and as red as copper, The boy had no bridle, but wove his hands into tho mane, nnd thus guided his black horse at will nt tho head of tho herd. Tho volunteers dropped on their knees here and there around tho edge of tho circle and began to fire at tho boy. last a bullet struck him. His body flew high into tho air and then foil and rollot pittaoh lliat ifl fihglftnd. And thett 6tid of them told that &gifig little- fetor^ aboiHtthaj'oUhg* teas of Eoslya losing hef diamond Studded cigarette dafUS in ft fashionable rW t&ur&nt, the ease having been presented to her by flo less ft personage than the Princess of Wales. , Naughty Countess of Roslyn, to femoke he* cigarettes iti a public restaurant! After all, SttartftH virtue is the best sort to hold fast by. The crime eon* ststs not iu the commission, bufc in the discovery, NOW, if she had only smoked at home I 1 wondered if either" of those two good American dames had ever been in Saratoga during the racing season. I doubt if their strong convio* tions of America's Virtuous" supremacy could stand tho shook likely to be administered there. One does not like to read about the universality of betting going on there among women—not fast, base women alono, women who have no reputatiotls to lose, but all sorts and conditions, ajfi j,•,>',' i *"a •»$;•£'$ , *M* i & l ll«|lll»"a|l VXW'™fJ, rl >V> •'VwWS! r - ., --~viV nitlftf-^^V* s >f A Selimfle *h6i ffclted^! ;' s -A'n4 you hoard General Common — Have do news from Washington? Major Wealor— Naw. What is it? General Common— Fellys wid $4,000 a year has got to pay de income tax. Major Wealer— We must perjure ourselves I — Chicago Herald. SIGNING THE DECLARATION. •Wellington's Greatest Buttle A hitherto unpublished letter of the Duke of Wellington written to Colonel "Wilke, >one of the garrison of St. Helena when Napoleon was there, contains the following interesting reference to the duke's greatest battle: They used to call me the sepoy gen eral. It is due to my having been a se poy general that I won the battle of Waterloo. It tavght me whero to place men with whom [ could trust the honor of England and whero to place men Who were not so satisfactory. I had troops with me at Waterloo in whose hands the safety and honor of king and country conld well be placed, I bad numbers of others, some of whom I could nO't trust at all, some I could bare ly trust, and' others who were not prop erfy trained. , Jt was, owing to the fact 'of my having" learned in the sepoy wars 'to place the best of the men in the parts pf tbe field where tbe greatest courage and bravery were required, and others where those qualities were not required, that I won tbe battle of Waterloo,— Westminster Gazette. IsaFrogaJWi? Is a- frog a fish? This is the problem which'the officials of tbe Dominion fishery-department have recently had to consider. Petitions were forwarded to the department from the inhabitants of Northumberland, Ont,, praying for a i season for frogs. A lucrative trade qent of .frogs' legs bad been fc' Qounty, but it was discov- ' \ very time when the frogs 1 is one wben |be greatest bavoo r ismwgbt, among tbim. Possi* bly a'obaage will be-wadewi tbe fishery jaws so m tojembraoe frogs, Tbe officers say tbam their embryottP Stage frogs are certainly tohes, bwt^atep on they fee an anjpbibiowi ~ u — 1 ~ - 17 - 11 - Flles Pestered tho Fathers of tho RepuWto as They Created It. Jefferson was fond of tolling a story •which illustrates in a forcible manner the importance that absurdly insignificant matters may sometimes assume. When the deliberative body that gave the world the Declaration of Independ- 'ouoe was in session, 'ts proceedings were conducted in a hall close to which was situated a livery stable. The. weather was warm, and from the stable came swarms of flies that lighted on the legs of tho honorable members, and biting through the thin silk stockings then in fashion gave infinite auuoyauco. It was no uncommon sight, said Jefferson, to see a member making a speech with a large handkerchief in hand and patis- ing at every moment to thrash i tho flies from his thinly protected calves. Tho opinion of the body was not unanimous in favor of the document, and, under other circumstances, discussion might have been protracted for days, if not weeks, but the flios were intolerable. Efforts were made to find another hall, free from the pests, but in Tain. As the weather became warmer the.flies grew worse, and the flapping of handkerchiefs' was heard all over the hall as.an-accompaniment to tho voices of ithe speakers. In despair at last some one suggested that matters be hurried, so that the body might adjourn and get away from the flies. There were a few mild protests, but no one heeded them, the immortal declaration was hurriedly copied, and, with handkerchiefs in hand fighting flies as 'they came, the members hastened^up to the table to sign the authentic copy and leave the flies in the lurch. Had it not been for the livery stable and,its inmates there is no telling when the document would have been completed, but it certainly would not have been signed on the Fourth,—Philadelphia Press. . in the dust. Tho horses now divided as they came by. Their ^nostrils were distended at the smell of blood, and their eyes ablazo at the sight of their young keeper in the dust. On tho second round, after tho boy fell, tho black leader seemed to run sidewise, his eyes fastened to his little dead master until they looked frightful from under the black mane. Ho plunged on around and camo to the very edge of the beetling basalt bluff. Thou there was n sight as of a sculptured imago of a horso poised iu midair, and a mad, wild cry, such as a horso: makes but once—a cry indescribable—that fil'ied tho-valloy. Men looked away, and when they looked back the black statuo was gone. Then, faithful to the leadpr, over tho bluff into tho foaming white water went another horso. And then 10, 50, COO, the whole 6,0001 Not ono of all tho herd was lof 1 to tho,iuvadiug victors, and tho stream was literally choked with the dead.— Joaquiu Miller. PORTLAND'S SMALLEST HOUGE. ', Avl * .aM! The Dofc~*l'l that kid. t '!' "Please, sir, will you room for mo?" make n little "Oh, of moment." coxarse, miss. Just wait Couldn't "Do" John. Ho •was a bu$ted sport, with very much soiled linen, and when he found a laundry check issued by the only Chinese laundry in Carondelet he thought he was fixed. He took it to John's washhouse and demanded the clothes it palled for, The washerman took *he ticket behind a screen, where he had a long consultation with the pther Chinaman. After a time he came out and asked; "Shirtee?" "Yes." "Colla?" "Yes," . • ','Hauolnff?" "Yes,." "Socks?" TbedlYw'iUBBw wrtw.wbipb j, -W. Maokav baew-itfr ber "" ' Here' John's patience vanished, apd throwing opqn the dpor he yelled: "All one Tbig HO I"— St. LQUIS Post- Dispatoji. _ JKPW Statues IB New YPI* City. yjve new 'statues have recently been set up in the parks and squares of New •York— the Columbus, designed by a gjionlatf , iw Ceptwl parki the Rosooe Co'ukHiig in Madison square, ,tbe Gree- ley^t the junction of Sixth BYWM • w»d Broadway,, the HrtOMon HI Battery pavk and tba Nathan Hale in City Hall park-and qwqig ! t>»ese the last named fa the owly wWwb can be called woifhy ofjts .o'oat ttnd'Jts place eithe? as pleasure 't«'tli9 eye py RS el imitative -ainMttow |, ! jtfirvtKiff^Frvrffrf- v-vjrr- — - ••> r im.4^«mB§J^ » Three Itooins Crowded Into Space No Largo For One. For upward of 10 years Portland ha had .withi'i its corporate limits one of the smallest dwelling houses in this broad land of ours. At first glance it might be mistaken for a playhouse, as it stands alono in tho center of tho block on Northrup stroet, between Nineteenth and Twentieth. The placo has a history, and many of Portland's residents have made themselves familiar with it by personal inquiry and investigation. About 10 years ago, so the story goes, a seafaring man happened in tho northwest portion of tho city before streets had been opened and graded, and, struck by tho beauty of the surroundings, determined to build himself aii abode iu which to pass his declining years. Tho builder endeavored to make his home as much like ships' quarters as possible, and in this he succeeded admirably. The house contains three rooms—kitchen, dining room and bedroom—and occupies a patch of ground about 10 by 18 feet. It stands about 9 feet in height, Thekitohou is just largo enough to accommodate a cook stove and table, and the dining room is sufficient ly largo to allow two persons to move about. The parlor and bedroom combined contains a couch, two chairs aw a table and resenibles tho stateroom of an ocean steamer. The bed, or berth, is located three or four feet above the floor on a chest of drawers and is hidden from view by handsome lace Draperies, By lowering a panel on the opposite side of tho room a bright array of chinaware is exposed to view, and the panel itself way be used as a table or writing ebelt—Portland Telegram, May Outslilno Her Mother, The little daughter of Harriet A. Ketohum, the late Iowa sculptress, is said to already display marked artistic ability, Unlike her mother, however, her sensitive nature finds its best expres- u in music rather than clay and marble, This little girl it was who was born to Mrs. Ketobum shortly after tho completion of the famous statue of tho "Peri" in Rome, and who thus has every right to slwre in bev mother's love of art. Her name is, romantically enough, Roma Beatrice, and it was her small fingers tb»t unveiled the "Peri" at the World's fair last year, tho loyal young and old, gray haired women, to whom you would think eternity was appealing as an imminent call, young girls flinging asido textbooks for betting books. Rich and poor, the mania has seized them all, and a poolroom is at their disposal whero they can empty their purses and display their lack of horse sense with tho recklessness characteristic of women who, having stepped outside tho barriers that mark tho line of safety, care littlo how far they wander from tho safety of beaten paths.— Jeannetto H. Walworth in Now York Mail and Express. AFTER THE "EVIL EYE." Tho Marquis of Buto Backs the Society For Psychical Research Iu n tittle Filer. Tho Society For Psychical Research, at tho moment when the supply of ghosts and tho society's funds word falling short, has had tho felicity of finding n now field of inquiry and tho money with which to explore it. They have to thank tho Marquis of Bute for both favors. The marquis is a solid, solemn', millionaire peer and a devout Catholic who has always taken a languid interest in spooks. Reading recently a newspaper paragraph describing a case iu the sheriff's court at Obau, in which tho defendant was said to possess "tho evil eye," he wrote to tho secretary of tho society offering $500 toward tho cost of an inquiry into that malignant optic in particular and tho questions oi' second sight and other Scottish superstitions iu general. Tho society greedily snapped ^t tho offer and forthwith organized an expedition, which is now wandering about Scotland on a lookout for evil eyes, seers, witches and such like. Reliable information as to tho progress made nas not yet come to hand, probably because a selfish reporter who wants to score a beat with a complete,story.is attached to the expedition, but it is rumored that tho Oban defendant with tho evil eye was tracked to his lair and gave tho investigators a remarkably- warm reception, from the effects of which they are still suffering. It is said also that the marquis has been rebuked by his spiritual advisors for displaying unseemly and premature curiosity in ghostly things, but that is probably a libel upon his lordship and his chaplains. —London Letter. m •#$ - -,,.' i •s "What'er matter, doggy?"—Li __^_- L_i ••"" m&m\ "' •?<$ m u L'Enfant Terrible-~Can' your brain, auntie? ,, r tJI -iK'Sv-®"| Her Aunt—No, dear, 'bf course no^ L'Eufant Terrible-^Then'hbw^dp you| change your mind?—Piolc Me^Up.^fl^ Confident of It. having loaned it to adorn theit state building, Mrs. Ketohum's last and largest aohieveinenW-a magnificent design fov a soldier' monument, coin* pleted just before her-deatb in J80Q~-is one of the "sights" of Burlington, la, Tl»e Jloy Agitssl*' feouis Agassis -was so expert a fisber^ mm when a Uttte boy be could eatgh tbem in bis band, fascinating tbfw by strange motions of, bis fingera-- kept a number of- pet fisb iw ba,sin bebin^ bis father's bow ajsfl was. pieypr. at tawing field m.joe aM.4 $U 69?$! of little animals and Uvwt* He -TOP w expert Jittle cobbler w<J copper, tsjke water Mgbt> was and 8 y | sisters! Boer Statlatloa. Statistics have been compiled at Vienna of tho quantity of beer drank in 1898 in tho entire world,' Germany heads tho list with 1,803,138,074 gallons, an increase,of 84,000,000 over 1893, tho consumption being 88 gallons per head, ranging, from 02. gallons in Bavaria to 18 gallons in Lothringen; Great Britain second, 1,105,758,000 gallons, or 80 per head; America, including the whole of the western hemisphere, is third, with more than a billion gallons, or 10 per head, The total for the world, not including Asia and Africa, is 4,500,000,000 gallons, requiring 7,870,000 tons of malt and 88,000 tons of hops, _ jfforo Sugar Wanted. Eugene Field s.ays that it has long been his opinion that tbe advocates pf woman suffrage should abandon the rigorous tactics they bave ineffectually used for so Jong a time and adopt tho milder tactics of persuasion, Tbe wow* an suffrage cause needs less virility an.d more femininity, les.s jaundice anA wore sugar, Bright eyes, pretty complexions, jaunty figures and stylish costumes are, always were, he tbiwks, and 'by God's grace always will be, more potent influences in determining tbe opinions and actions of men than tbe keenest •syit and the most oonvinoing" M» i 5 Mrs, Kingsley—Wasn!t your 1$ out very late last nigbt? . Mrs. von Blumej ;v But I felt sure ne'woutt^.y,,. me he was going to meet'your h; —Detroit Free Press,T - •*•»«* »ext bouse will wsa tbe soaring eloquence and. quick, wit ?f tefo Pw pf Colorado, %ybQ Ufta decided not to a oaodia&te fw T9'9l§°MW' M* 1 . >vpn.hii epws V tripping • tbe debate tbe Qopy J&tey ' - vi^w^^m^m *85& • " 0 - *'"• *-' '^ Pwa» to, Hjg refispft ty L«S|dijJg Wrt:*ft'Ww-rr, ita |'ftv$^to$9ft _Ji Ti__,v 4« v Ykf n n I-» 4 » *f' I 1* . •

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