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THE OREGON MIST.
U. 8. and County Offlrtal Paper.
SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD.
Aa IoslrtMit ChKr-Mii.Ti.il or Indlaa 8a.
pr-mltloa A .itwNl frlo.
A jrountc tqnaw Hoeing from tho ad
vancing Sioux reached the Inelosure
nnronod by halt a core of painted
ilovlln. their hand tilrmufv xookinff
with Pnwnoo gore, writes a Now York
Tribune corvcfinonilenl. Seuinjr escape
Impossible, nha full lint on tbo gronud
and pulled her blanket over her head
a niirlit of the descending blow.
It came from a tomahawk that glanced
oft her aknll without penetrating it.
The whites wore within a few rods, fir
ing as tliov rau, and one of tho Sioux
braves fell." shot dead, beside tho pros
tmto woninn. Another, however.
jerked tho blanket from her bleeding
head, aud with hasto born or fear cut
mn ml and cruellv lifted her scalp.
she was conscious" all the time, but
never uttering a sound. Ihe savage
fled with his bloody trophy to regain
his comrades. The troops came to
Ihe roscuo of the sadly outnumbered
Paw tines, and together tliev succeeded
in minim? the Sioux to rout. When
tin, iimi in subsided the wounded squaw
was boruo iuto the mission hospital
and ber injuries dressed. In spite of
the scalping she bade fair to recover.
Strange to relate, however, her friend i
. 1. I - .. wiliiAlntinn in lint1 MW
crivimr medical treatment, claiming
HI1UVUU n L1V IUIWVIUH.V w ..w. . v
that according to all Indian precept
and example a scalped person should
bo dead, and her recovery would only
hring "bail niedieiiie" to tier iriue.
Tho woman acquiesced iu this opinion.
and cxprossetl perfect willioguess to
le saciiueeu to tne nucieni' customs.
The next nioniiu'' the squaw's cot was
empty aud tho patient uowbere to be
Two days later some troopers hunt
ing a stray liorso ou the rivor bank,
miles awar. wore startled to hear
groans coming from a neigliboriu"
thicket. Thinkinsrthat some wounded
Sioux had been abandoned to die. they
canliooslr approached. There, buried
ail but her face in the drifting sand,
was the seal mil sanaw. still alive and
conscious. They dug her out and
brought her back to the mis3iou, thor-
ntishlr cured of her williugness to die.
She told how she had been stolen from
thu hospital by her owu family and
buried by the' river batik. She now
wanted to live, and a close watch was
kept to prevent her being again offered
as a victim to savage superstition.
Once afterward, when walking in the
yard, she was spirited away by the
Pawuees and hidden in a tepee, that
wheu night full she might be buried
more securely. Again she was re
stored to the mission, and, upon strong
threats of military vengeance should
anything occur to her iu future, the
poor creature was allowed by her tribe
to live out tho remainder of her days
She Wouldn't Wash IHiga.
A curious case of especial interest to
chlerlv spinsters and lovers of house
nets fs shortly lo couio before the
Itorlin courts. A young womau was
engaged as companion lo an elderly
lady at staled wages, but ran away
from her place two days after entering
Her mistress procured her arrest
uuiler the law that a servant must give
due notice before leaving her situation;
but tiie ixilice, nflcr hearing the girl's
statement, lold the lady that she could
not compel the girl "to return, and
could only claim damages in the civil
For the girl stated, and her state
ments have been proved true, that on
entering the lady's flat four immense
dogs jumped at her, although they did
not do her any harm. Iu the next
room another big dog, with a litter of
pups, met her gaze, while the third
room was tenanted by at least three
dozen different varieties of birds.
The kitchen of the old lady was given
over lo the cats.and the girl's sleeping
room was converted into a temporary
hospital for invalid members of the
"Tho old lady," said the girl, "was
very kind to me, out as my dunes con
sistvd in wasbiusr all the dogs daily,
and I bad to share uiv bed with half a
tlo7.cn dogs and cats, I was obliged to
ruu away to avoid sickness."
Curing a Cold.
"" To eet rid of a cold, says The Ladies
Home Journal, send to the druggist for
mixture containing sulphate of atro
pia one two hundred aud fortieth of a
tfiaiu; bi-snlphate of quinine two
grains, and Fowler's" solution, Ave
drops, to each dose. Take a dose
onco in two hours for three or four
times, or until the throat begins to feel
slightly dry. If this does not entirely
relieve the symptoms, repeat the treat
ment the next day. Copy this pre
scription carefully, ana use it wun
care as some of the ingredients are
K)isouous. There is no danger in us
ing it if the directions are followed ex
actly. Before going to bed take a
warm bath. The next morning sponge
the body rapidly with tepid water,
rubbing it hard until the blood circu
lates quickly and the skin is in a glow.
Take more exercise than usual, aujl do
not sit in a hot room with the windows
shut. Mix a teaspoonful of cream of
tartar in a tumblerful of water and
drink it during the day. If there is
constipation take a gentle laxative, as
a rhubarb pill. It is very important
that all the avenues of the body for
carrying off waste matter should be
A Story of Joati Billing.
A few years ago, riding up town in
a Madison Avenue car, I was seated
opposite the gentleman who is best re
membered as Josh Billings. The rear
platform was somewhat crowded, and
in the course of our ride one of the
passengers stepped off and on several
times, in order to assist the lady passen
gers. Finally, when the car was just
comfortably tilled, and the courteous
foutleman bad taken his seat inside,
os!i Billings, seeing an opportunity
for a joke, beckoned to the conductor,
aud pointing to the stranger, said,
"IJoii't you charge for every ride on
this vm V
.l'osi sir." answered he.
-''"ii.. jiye sec t18t ieQVf get .
six times, and you have col-
. J-.nl v ina u a fV.,., him ) Hn.
, riprlety and Frugality in Drew.
, rty has started by woman
'c'ul pork! n in New'York. it
r i he advancement of pro
frtjjriility in dress.' A black
n by "the pastor of the
)t)!i the soeiuty -originated.
't.'ies 19 w aroiitea tne
C end. sleeveless bodice,
A Oenth In tho Hush.
The hut wm built of bark nd shrunken
And wore tho marks of many rains, and
snowed . ...
Tlrjr tin w whorrln had kept ml nestled toll
inrwv..r, rtmiHi urn y,v
Were loft the lrk f ! fortwt tires,
ni y,,u iimj - , ii.-i.i .... .... ....... .-
t)t every elder of the native woods.
For, ere (he early setllert came ami Mocked
These wilds Willi sheep and kino, tho gniMK
ba ,t ,hv tv,k thn iuimIii nlltrrtm tn
And whelmed him, like a ruunuut sua, from
And therefore, through tho fiercer 'summer
While all ihe swamps were rot Ion, while tho
Were baked and broken, when tho olayoy
Tawlved wide, half choked with drtricd herb-
Pponwiioous names would burst from thence,
Across tho prairies alt day lig.
Prom thence a cattle truck, with link to link.
Ran off mmiiist the nsh-pools, to tho imp.
Which avi you leo to face wlih gleaming
Of broad Oram wimllnsr in smmiir
II luck, barren ridires whore tho nether purs
Are fenced ultoul by cotton scrub, and (trass
liiue bitten with tiie salt or many dmii?hta.
TRUE IOVK UKWAKDKl).
A young girl stood at the door of a
vino-wreathed cottage, in Germany,
listening for her lover's steps She
made a pretty picture, with her wist
ful bluo eyes", her tanglo of yellow
curls, and her fair oval face, delicate
as a wild anemone in its coloring.
Suddenly she sprang forward.
"Oh, Conrad! arc you hero at lastf
But what is tho matter?" as a glance
at his troubled face startled ber.
"Z'ma," said Conrad slowly, "my
name was almost tho tirst drawn. 1
havo come to bid you good-bye until
tho war is over."
Zina grew very whilo as she listened
but a look of pritlo came into her eyes
after a moment.
"Oh, Courad! it is glorious to light
for one's country. I wish I were a
man, I would go, too! But what will
your poor mother do without jou?'1
"I shall expect my littlo Zina' to
comfort her iu my absence, and to
seo that she lacks nothing," answered
Conrad, with a struggle to speak
It would not do to waste tho flying
moments of this last precious inter
view in futile regrets; and though his
heart was sort at the thought of part
ing with those he loved so well, he
went on cheerfully:
"My mother will bo well oft". See!"
And he drew a purse, tilled with silver
pieces, from his iKK'ket and showed
them to Zina. "1 havo some month's
pav in advance, so as to leave her
comfortable as regards money."
The parting drew near ou the wings
of inexorable time, and the lovers had
but a brief few minutes left. With a
voice choked with tears, Zina said:
"Whatever happens, I kuow that
you will be true to your king and coun
try and to me. If you die, it w ill be
the death of a brave man, and I will
live as faithful to your memory as
though I were your widow."
Their lips met in a long lingering
kiss, then Zina was alone. Her heart
was heavy. God alone could know
what the future held in store for her
that mysterious, implacable, unpity
ing future whose threshold her falter
ing feet were even now hesitating to
Zina's beauty and gentleness had
proved attractive to another besides
Conrad, lleinrich Allmanhad lost his
heart the first liiii'i he set eyes upon
her sweet face. But she w as already
promised to Conrad, so that his suit
was in vain. He was glad at heart
when his rival had thus suddenly been
taken out of his way; but he disguised
the ungenerous feeling, and came lo
tho cottage now and then with news of
tho army-movements," suro of thus
winning Zina's eager iutcrcrted atten
tion. "Who knows," he thought, "Conrad
may be shot, and if I gain Zina's con
fidence and friendship, when the re
bound from sorrow comes, then will
be my chance. I may win the wife I
covet after all."
Thus he nursed the seliish hope
based upon another's downfall; and by
allowing himself to covet Zina's love,
while knowing it belonged to Conrad,
paved the way for a nature, naturally
noble and free from artifice, to become
ripe for an underhand actiou when the
Several preliminary skirmishes had
taken place before the sanguinary bat
tle which caused all hearts to thrill
with excitement and anxiety, as the
accounts were flashed over the wires
for the papers to print Heinrich's
cousin was a telegraph operator, and
as he was quick to learn, .lleinrich
picked up a knowledge of the art, aud
in busy times rendered himself of great
use in lue omcc, ouen oeing unuusiuu
with the reception of an importantdis-
patcn, and its preparation lor me
One day he came t ) Zina witli a re
port ready to print With an appear
ance of deep sympathy be called her
asiuo and snoweu net-an ueiu wniuii
for her sake he would like to suppress,
but could not.
"One thing I can do out of friend
ship," he said. "I can keep the name
out of print In tne nurry no one win
notice the omission.
Zina grew verv white as she read.
Then she turned to lleinrich.
"It is not my Conrad," she ex
claimed. "Hois no coward! He is
brave as true."
lleinrich smiled sadly.
"Poor littlo Zina," he said softly;
"I do not wonder tiiat you hesitate to
believe it But I fear it is our Con
rad. ' -It is nothinz so very dreadful,
The bravest are apt to be stricken with
fear in the midst of tattling shot nnd
"Do hot sav what is not true," an
iwered Zina indiirnaiitlv; "the brave
man is always brave; he could not be a
coward for a moment.
Heinrich's eyes shone at her de
"No," he said, with a pretense at
indifference, "then, if it prove to le
Conrad, yon think he is a natunfl pol
troon, not an accidental one? I did
not believe you had it iu your heart to
lie so harsu, and to one lviioni you nave
loved well enough ' to promise to
Zina faced him with an angry light
flashing from the blue eyes, usually
so en I, ii and gentle in their expression.
"liavo loved, oitl von sav r wnoin
x ao jove, anu win iove uhi.ii i uik.
Do not mention his namo to me again
in that light Yoir can do as you
choose publish liixi in his native place
and disgrace him, but I tell you it is
false. My Conrad is no coward," ,
"Time will prove," answerud llein
rich. "But for your sake it shall not
go into print" , ' -
Still, as the time passed, r,n, and no
news came from Conrad, gradually it
became whisjicrcd about among the.
a , , .'li t f.l!,.
towspeoplu thai In sumo way ho had
boon disgraced. Tho reports reached
tho cars of Zina's patimts, and they
questioned hur about thorn, giving
Lleinrich as thuir authority, say iugi
"H is all very well for yon to linva
faith in him, but no one ulso has, and
tho sooner you turn your thoughts
from tho unworthy ono who has dis
graced his namo the butter. There Is
ono, even now, who Is dying for a
favorable look from your eyes, and ho
wouiu ou a iiuu uiiui'u, wui
Ziim's mother was tho spokeswoman,
but she expressed her good man's opin
ion also; and poor Ziutk's homo comfort
was, from this time, completely de
stroyed between her mother's garru
lous advocacy of lloinrich's now open
ly declared suit, and her virulent do
liuucuttions of her lover.
At last, nearly crazed by tho con
stant strain upon her mind, Zina made
a sudden rcsolvo. Sho would leave
homo secretly, and go and offer her
self as a nurso for tho wounded sol
diers, and thus by relieving the suf
ferings of others "mitigate her own an
guish. Had Conrad's mother been living,
Zina would not have had tho heart to
go, for tho lonely old woman had boon
dependent on her for many kindly ser
vices. But about a week after Con
rail's departure sho was found ono
morning apparently iu a deep sleep,
so peaceful and quiet that at first Zina
hesitated to disturb her; but it was
I ho slumber that knows no waking.
The death-angel hail laid his hand so
tenderly upon her brow that nil tho
lines drawn upon It by years of toil
and sorrow had vanished, and tho worn
face seemed to wear a look of tho
eternal youth which had come to her
Great consternation prevailed in
Uio household when Zina was found to
bo missing. As often happens, when
it was too lato to change) their course
of action, Zina's parents regretted
lleiiirieh. too. felt the pangs of sor
row and of unavailing retnorso as he
saw how useless his plotting had
proved, and that it had brought misery
to thu girl ho loved. Ho found that a
true heart will be still true, though tho
object of affection bo faulty; that to
liato tne sin is not necissariiy to naio
As Zina started out alone mid un
protected on her tedious pilgrimage,
oftentimes her heart throbbed with
fear as she met and passed groups til
rough-looking men. Hut her chosen
garb of a Sister of Charity proved a
most effectual safeguard. Tho most
rude and reckless respected its saucti
tv. and made no attempt to gazo at
the face sheltered in its sombre hood.
When about three day's journey
from home she came upon a temporary
hospital which had been fitted up for
the accommodation of the wounded
soldiers. Hero she proffered her scr
vi':cs, which were gladly accepted.
She was takeu at once into the ranks
of nurses, for the supply was far short
of the demand. For days bIio worked
faithfully among the poor fellows of
one ward, binding up their wounds,
and lending a sympathizing car to
their messages for distant friends.
Then she was changed to a different
ward. As she entered it and glanced
pityingly around, what was her sur
prise to sec Conrad's face lying pale
and disfigured upon one of the snowy
Sho gavo an involuntary cry, and
started forward. Mingled" with her
sorrow at sight of a ghastly wound
which stretched across ono check and
extended to tho temple, wan a surging
tide of joy at the thought that here was
evidence to prove that her coiilidenco
had not been misplaced. Xo coward
could carry a mark like that. He had
received it face to face with ins ioc.
And conspicuous from its bright-col
ored ribbon, 5 decoration lay upon his
breast. Zina recognized it to oe like
the one worn by an aged veteran at
home, who had won it by bravery
which had caused him to bo ever after
incapacitated from active duty, but
which bad made him the one person in
the place sought out by visitors of not
ability. Ulten nau nor tiny lingers
touch tho old man's precious badge
reverently and admiringly, and Con
rad wore one.
With the speed of light these
tliotigiils anil conclusions iiasuuu
through her mind as she stood beside
his bed. Suddenly his eyes opened and
turned toward her.
"Oh, Conrad! "she murmured, sink
ing upon her knees besido him. "1
am here! Do you not know your own
Zina?" for a wild fear had darted into
her mind as she met his indifferent un
meaning stare. Had lie been bereft
of reason by that terrible wound?
Kilt, no; lie knew tho voice anu pin
forth a baud to grope aimlessly about.
until it closed upon Zina's slender fin
"era. 1 hen lie said:
"Thank God that you havo como to
me that I can hear you speak once
more before 1 die!
"Hon't talk of dying. I cannot bear
it I have come to take such care of
vou that vou will live, sobbed Zina.
"I do not wish to live. Do you not
sec that I am blind? It is better for
me to die than to drag out a wretched
The girl bent and covered his hand
with passional); kisses,
"Blind or not, it matters littlo to me.
so that you are alive. If you only
could know how I have longed to see
A gleam of pleasure shot athwart
Courad H pale face.
"Is it so, little one?" he said. Then,
after a moment, 'he raised the decora
tion gained at such a fearful price.
"See, Zina. Kaiser William gave it
to me with his own hand! But it was
dearly won. 1 rushed between my
general aud an uplifted sword iu the
hands of an assassin just before the
"Noble, brave Conrad," whispered
Zina. "You lire worthy of a better
wife than poor nmo Aina. homo ricu
titled lady will be asking you to marry
hur. But I'll not givo you up."
Her words had tho desired effect
They brought smile to ber lover's
face, and turned his thoughts from
the morbid contemplation f bijf blind
ness. From this tipio, under tho stimulus
of hope and happiness, Conrad began
to recover. To his groat Jov, as his
strength increased, his eye began to
discern the difference between light
and darkness, ami after a Xituo his
sight returned. Tho injury proved to
bo confined to a temporary paralysis
of the optie nerve from the shock of
the dangerous blow.
When the kind old Emperor William
heard tho story of the reunited lovers
ho sent his own chaplain to perform
the wedding ceremony for them, and
made thera a generous present of money
sufficient to keep them in comfort d'r-
in the rest of their lives,
So Zina s faiUiful ove was rewarded
aj laC Upon her return to her na,
tlvo vitiligo" with her young husband,
the Inhabitants greeted him with an
enthusiastic welcome, mid bt'lght-fucod
children strowod flowers muter tho
feet of thu young huro whom all de
lighted to honor. At llrst Hoinrich
was wild with vexation at tho turu af
fairs had taken.
But when Conrad sought him out
and extended thu hand of fellowship,
saying, "Lot bygones bo bygones, old
friend," his heart was melted, and
overwhelmed with grief and shame
tit tho part he had aeled, ho exclaimed:
"Vou aro a noblo follow, Conrad!
You uro worthy of Zina. May you be
as happy us you deserve to bo."
lie Didn't Want Any Sap.
"You can cither beat a farmer as
slick as grease or you can't beat him
at all," said thu patutit hay folk man as
wo were talking about his adventures
iu tho rural regions. "That Is, ho Is
either gullible or oversuspieiuus. Some
will refuse a good thing and some will
snap nt a swindle. 1 think I can Illus
trate my declarations right hero, or lit
least one of them. Thu man iu the sunt
over thoro is a farmer."
"I should say so."
"Aud he's one of the sort who sus
pects every strauger. Watch mo iry
Ho took a cake of toilet soap from his
satchel ami going over to the farmer
saluted him iu a pleasant manner, and
"I have a new make of soap here
which I tun introducing lo thu public.
It is wor'.h fifteen cents it cake, but I
make the price only livo."
"Don't want il." was the gruff reply.
"Willi every cake goes a t' green,
back, a gold bracelet tho deed of
town lot in Kansas, a pocket knife, n
pair of eye-glasses, aud a solid gold
'Don't want 'cm, sir!"
"As I want your opinion of tho soap
I will givo it to you."
"I won't take it! '
"But, sir, in order to Introduce it
into your neighborhood I will give you
100 cakes free, and at thu same time
leave livo watches and live deads to
"Look-a-hcre!" shouted tho farmer
ns ho jumped tip aud spat oil his bauds.
"You go away from mo or I'll mash
you! I'm ou lo your tricks, old man,
and if you think you have picked up a
hayseed, you nro barking up tho wrong
And Ihe hay-fork mati had to move
lively lo escape the blow levelled at hit
Atntsluix the Voice.
As the voice is the most delicate of
instruments and ono which resents at
once any abuse of its powers, be suro
that you nro not misusing it, Emma C.
Thursby says iu The Ladies' Jfnme
Journal. It is tho easiest thing iu tho
world to detect such misuse when it
exists. After singiug for twenty minutes
stop utid Sec if thero nro any feelings
of wcarinuss or evidences of huskiuess
about the throat. If thero arc. you are
forciug your voice, and you will show
your wisdom by not singing again un
til you have learned how to use It
properly. Some people learn naturally
how to tiso the voice, while with others
it is a matter of necessity that they
shall be taught And ns there is no
surer way io lose a voice ' than to
abuse it, if you liud that it is not as
easy for you to sing as to laugh, and
if yon di'siru lo do anything iu the
future with your voice, ceaso singing
tin?;! you can secure il good teacher.
It will not hurt your voice to remain
unused, though, of course, early train
ing and constant practice are most de
sirable. If, however, you find that you are
using voiir voice properly and lhal
your efforts nro pleasing lo your
friends, sing as olteu and as niticii in
vour homo und in your-friend's par
lors ns you please, remembering al
ways that it is better to sing half-u-do.eu
times a day for leu minutes at a
lime, than onco for an hour. Never
sing for a longer period lhau ten min
utes, without resting. It is dangerous
iu the extreme to tire Ihe voice, aud
this evil will take prompt aud sure re
venge by rougheuing its quality and
spoiling jits natural sweetness.
A great deal of tiuhiiiipiucss in home
life comes from misunderstanding the
people one lives with. Each of us is
more or less affected by the pcrsoiial
impression of a conversation, incident
or episode. Tho way it strikes lis is
very apt to push quilu out of Bight the
way it may strike another. Iu con
sequence wo misinterpret moods or at
tribute to our kindred motives which
have never occurred lo them. Tho
quiet manner is taken to mean irrita
tion when it is simply weariness, or
the impulsive speech is supposed to
spring from anger, when it may have
ils origin from embarrassment or in
indiscretion. At all events life would
bo smoother in many a homo if every
body would endeavor to understand
his or her neighbor in the home, mid if
everybody were taken at the best nnd
not ul the worst valuation. Christian
Wolf lloiioties In Minnesota.
During the last six years Minnesota
has paid $78,8:11 for wolf bounties.
During certain mouths of the year tlio
bounty is only T:J per scalp, during
other months It is f". It is alleged
that in certain coniilius certain per
sons havo been iu tho habit of farming
wolves, and also of keeping wolf cubs
iu captivity during Ihe months when
their scalps were worth only W until
the $5 months come around. It is also
alleged that wolf scalps have been im
ported from other slates, nnd that
generally shaking, the bounty system
has been grossly abused.
One of tho great feats of tho railway
ngitieering of tho time is being per
formed in, nonhnrn Queensland, A
line is being constructed from Cairns to
the tin mines of Horborlstown. It is
costing $200,000 to $250,000 per mile.
A wholo range of mountains hits to be
crossed, aud the trains will pass over
perilous precipices and yawning
cluuins. . :. -
Inscotn' flff ' (
The eyes of Insects are immovable,
and many of thcui seem cut iuto a
multituilc of facets, like the facets of a
diamond. Each of these facets is sup
posed to possess the powerm of a true
eye; Leneuboeck counted 3,181 of them
in tho cornea of a beetle, and over
8.000 in that of a common horsefly-
Saturated with Nicotine.' :
Tl,l l,n,lv r.f a Rnuainn IV ho died In
McKcesport, Pa., a few days ago from
Clgarcue SIllOKing, was louim w wo h
vallnw us minitower because of the
nicotine with which it was saturated
ltuw a Tly Man lllod on Showing Ills
A maif of middle niio and ralhor dis
tinguished appearance found himself
Iu n dilemma recently, which was
probably moro amusing whon ho gut
homo nud told his family about It than
it was tu actual occurrence say the N.
X. Sun. It was on. that sliigo whoro
thero nro always players to bu found
tho elevated train. Tho other actor
was a uuiu whoso body mid mind were
noithor in stable equilibrium, aud who
just didn't know whether ho was iu tho
best of tampon or iu the worst Ho
stood unsteadily ou his foot near tho
eminently respectable man, and tiually,
as tho train went round a curve, gave
a plunge that would hnvo landud him
ou his face if tho other had not kindly
put out an arm to catch him. This not
brought down upon him n gratitude
that was moro lhau ho hud bargained
for. Straightening hf iself up. tho
tipsv man looked grave ry nt thu other
nud'sald: "I like yoiO' His friend
nodded good-lmmorodly. "Yes, I llko
you," ho woutouj "youVo a good fol
low. I kuow a good fellow when I sco
'im. an' (pulling out a silver dollar)
I'm golu' to give you this."
"Oh, put up your dollar," said tho
man, with a wave of tho baud. "I dou't
"But I want you to havo it." Insisted
his grateful friend. "I say jrou'vo got
to tuko it."
"Aud I say I won't take it." said tho
other, whilo all tho passengers began
to watch tho proceedings with Inter
est The half-drunken tunn was holding
tho dollar in his open palm right iu the
face of his rescuer.
"Now, look here," ho said deliberate
ly, "yotl'vo got to take this dollar, or
you've got to tako a liekin.' Whim I
go to give a man a dollar, he's got to
tako it or I lick him." Tho othur
pushed tho hand away soniuwlmt.rudu
ly. whilo the orator stilt went on. "I
like you, you're a good follow; but I'll
lick you if you dou't tako this dollar."
Thero were littlo cries from tho men
seated near. "Fight it out!" said one.
"Take his dollar! ' said several. The
dignified man hesitated, whilo his
grateful friend went on lepuatiug: "If
you don't I'll lick you." rinally,
with a very red faco and a .sheepish
look, ho put out his hand and look,
the dollar. He slipped it into thu out
nidi, iineket of Ids eoat. while his friend
murmured-with satisfaction: "You're
a good fullow, you are. I can always
tell good follow when I sea him."
Thus was virluo rewarded.
A new jersey Aeeoniiiiodatloii't riilu.
Tho dare of old in which knights
were bold havo passed, but fortunately
tlio successors lo. somo of these old
coves are occasionally lo be met with,
even in t' ,so degenerate times. Somo
littlo lilt since a pretty littlo Gerinau
lowu girl sat in a bob-lail car, mid op
posite her was a young man who made
many apparent attempts to begin a
llirta'liou. Next to tho young lady was
an awkward looking youth, brawny
and tall, who evidently lived on a farm
in New Jersey. Ho observed the og
ling of tlio man across the car for some
niiu ii les, whilo his face assumed tm ex
pression of great disgust Turning to
tho young lady ho stammered:
"lion't you want that fnlu to stop?"
The young lady said sho did. The
Jorsoyinan arose, and without further
ado grasped the flirtatious youth by tho
neck with one hand, yank d tho boll
strap with tho other, opened Iho door,
jammed the prisoner through it and
as ho went out administered , a parting
kick. Then tho farmer sat dow u ugaiu
by the voung lady, murmuring:
'S-s-'s-sorry I il-d-didn't hcv A o-cage
V a chain I'd cor liked ter t-t-t-tako
it h-houie for a p-pct-i'iiaitAt
Facts A twin t Hailstones.
It is the heavy blocks of ico which
do tho greatest amount of diuuago, as
naturally a lump weighing even an
ounce is a formidable missile when it
falls from a height of 1,000 feet When
these falls are about to tako place ob.
servers have reported that a peculiar
rattling sound is heard in the ntuios
phere.evidoutly from collision between
these stones striking one another in
their fall. A very careful observer,
who was overtaken by ono of these
falls in the Caucasus, near Tillis, states
that it occurred immediately after mi
ordinary hail shower.and that ho could
see tho" successive showers marching
over tho country, and not loud that be
tween the last edge of tho falling hail
and the front edgo of the falling see
blocks thero was a distinct break,
through which he could sen tho sun
shiulug. It was on this particular
occasion that the best specimens of
crystal-bespangled hailstones have been
recorded aud sketched, but others hare
been reported from Natal and quite
recently from l'hiladelphia. United
States, on Oct 1, WM.LoiKjuMiit
An amusing clrctimstnuco occurred
at tho Contiuentul hotel recently, says
tho Philadelphia- Inquirer, when a
prominent railroad official, who re
sides in the lntoruir of the stale, stop
ped up to tho clerk's desk and, wrote
John Blank "and wife."
"Is your wife in tho ladies1 parlor?"
asked the clerk, with a view of send
ing nn escort to show her to tho apart
ment ho had assigned them.
"My wife?" said tho nrrival, with a
bewildered air, as lie stood as if lost In
reverie. "Why, my wife!" Then ho
aroused and glanced about ai if ho wa
looking for her. 'Why, my wife," be
finally remarked, recovering himself
"why, I declare, I left hor nt Atlantic
City. We have bcon traveling together
and I have become So accustomed tc
registering her that I entirely forgot
tlmt she was to stay at tho shore,"
There was a hoarty lough all around
at tho expense of tho railroad man, in
which he joined.
Gracious, I would not let her know
of this for anything," ho remarked as
lie darted away to tho elevator.
An English physician who Is a spe
cialist on dyspepsia and all nffeclious
of tho digeslivo organs has a Inrgo
cliuntpltt among women. Aside from
tho skill winch attracts hp has much of
the taot which ! alsq necessary, if pno
may judgo from a remark attributed
to him. A suggestion that women
were habitually uutrulhful elicited this
correction. "I draw a distinoiion be
tween inaccuracy and untruth. Women
are often inaccurate because they are
emotional. They describo sensations
ralhor thnu relate facta, but this is a
coustitutional not a moral fault."
A farmer in Holt county, Kansas,
hastiventy-8ix living children,-nil of
wjiom are unmarried nud live at the
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to liny or'Sull
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Repairing a Specialty.
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