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Upon the sliawm he nightly played. wlUiln bis
And over opposite t maid would nightly lit
and slKh. ... ...
lW hy grieve you no, O maiden fair? w by trt
your ryr mrt
Why lt you at the window there when you
should be In bod?"
"I am from Boston, ontle air," tho maiden
apoko: ealii she:
"A feminine philosopher you now before you
I known shawm Is a cornet, and tuaft t little
And oornl'as you may not know yet, Is Just the
"But yet I enn not cipher out and rightly
AltliouirVlt's That I think about and dream
auouto mruia. . .
Why he wlio over opposite doth nightly
one noni . . , ,
Is not Uie ancient what-is-lt,U bible anloorn.
"And If a little corn be called a oornot proper-
Why not a hornet? I'm appalled; Uie thing
And tlwn she dialled and moved Uie man
anient Illy waw.u.
And a little romance thus began, all owing
HER LOVE'S GRAY LENT.
All lent that year had been exceed-Ino-lv
Outwardly it was "gray lent" in
deed. Perhaps Valeska lo Vcro would not
have noticed a to tnttcn nnn sue uecu
less wretchedly unhappy.
But it seemed so like what her life
. had become just as devoid of light,
mlor and sweet, vivifvinsr inOueoces.
"Alas, if I could only (eel it would
endure only for a season. But for me
it is the long lent of lovo, to end in the
grayer gloom of the grave," she said to
She had gone into the pretty con
servatory where even the lovingly
tended flowers seemed to pine lor tue
She had paused beforo a marble
pedestal holding a costly china pot. in
wlncll was growing asienuer rose-iree.
It was a rare aud precious variety.
and in its native air it would no doubt
have bloomed luxuriantly.
But it bore only a single, perfect
blossom an exquisite disk of strange,
pearly while, tinted at the daintily
crimpled edges with the faintest luni
inous purple and the fragrance was
subtle and sweet, like eastern incense.
That roso was all Valeska possessed
to recall the days which were no more.
It was the sole thing in her possession
which seemed as a link between her
and the man she bad learned to love
only after she had spurned him front
And it was his gift the cherished
gift of Iioel bt. Kegis!
He had been her guardian, although
still a young man.
She had believed herself to be an
heiress, and she had lavished money
upon every sort of fancy and extrava
gance. And after her imperious and frivol
ous prodigality sue learned one fatal
day that instead of having a fortune, as
she bad believed, she was absolutely
oenniless a beggar dependent upon
her guardian'a xrenerosity.
In her bitter mortification, in her
wild shame at ber unbounded waste of
another's means she reproached her
"Did you think 1 bad no pride, no
conscience, no sense of honor, that
you should deceive me so meanly?" she
uumanaea in passionate anger ana
pain. "Did you plot such an outrage
that you might force me iuto your
power that you mignt noid me at
your mercy, bound nuder obligations I
conid never cancel?"
Even now, at she stood there gazing
with tear-blinded eyes at the pre ions
gift rose, sbo could see the white agony
of his face as he winced under her fierce
Eveu now she could heat1 hit voice
he answered her.
"Dearest child." be said, 'try to be
lieve Uiat X only wanted yon to m
happy. I value money only for jour
sake." All I possess is subject to your
command. I love you. my tweet
darling; and I have tried to think that
some time you would care for me
enough to become my wife. But I
would not compel you, my little love.
And whether you can ever care for me
or not, sweetheart, I shall worship you
to the end of my days. Ton will be
first and best and dearest with me
always; everything I own on earth is
yours now, and will continue yourt
when I shall be no more."
Hit forbearance, the startling knowl
edge that be loved her, only seemed to
aggravate ber torture and indignation.
"X be your wife?" she cried, in
scathing mockery. "Why, I despiso
you! I hate you! There is nothing
on earth I hate so profoundly and irre
vocably at I hate you."
And with that wild speech the fled
She had never met him since that
The same night she closed his doors
behind her forever, determined to
seek employment of tome tort re
solved to labor as woman had never
labored before, until she could pay
back dollar for dollar and so cancel
ber hateful debt to him.
Strangely enough, before the event
ful day Had ended Valeska le Vcro had
in very fact and truth become an heir
ess. An only brother, much older than
the, whom nobody had seen for years,
and of whom nobody ever expected to
hear again, bad just died in far
Australia, making her the sole heiress
The instant her fortune was in her
possession she scrupulously computed
ber debt to ber guardian and tent it to
him with liberal interest.
"And now I am free. Dear heaven,
I am free!" the bad cried, exultantly,
But her freedom brangbt her no joy
Now that the bad surrendered her
self completely from Noel St. Regis, an
unaccountable tense of dissatisfaction
. She cared for none of the advant
ages and pleasurea which richet com
mand. Something more priceless than
wealth, dearer than the world's de
lights, and tweeter tven than ber free
dom, bad passed from ber life, leaving
ber helpless and bewildered.
Memories of Noel St Regis haunted
her throughout the long, lagging days
nd the wakefnl nights.
With an almost maddening shock
the at last realized that she actually
loved the man the had to unfeelingly
She was bowed to the dust in 'her
humiliation, her unavailing remorse
,nd yearning despair.
"Hove him; on, pitying heaven, I
lore him!" the wept, with inch an-
Euished tears at the had never shed
efore. "I loved him even when I
was most cruel, even when I wounded
and repelled him. And I can never
charm him back to mo; my offense is
beyond pardon. It Is my just and de.
served punishment that he should now
dospise mo." .
All duriug tho dreary lout he had
scorned noar to her.
A ring of the door-bell, footsteps
tipou the pavement behind her, car
riage wheels suddenly stoppiug noar
ber all would cause her to start with
a fooiisn nappy ioouug wai u w uvi
come to pardon her.
And it will alwavs be so," alio
thought, misorably. "I shall think of
him and uiue for hint every momeut as
long as I live But alas! no prayers
win onng mm oacs. io mo. ru
It is mv lent of love a loug gray lout.
with no angel to roll the stono away
from the sepulchor whore I buried my
Sbo plucked the strange, gleamlug
rose and pinned it in tho corsage of her
walking-dress, and presently she start
ed for one of tue aiuuoss ami suuuu-y
ttrolls which had come lo have a fasci
nation for her.
It happened to-day that she had
reached one of the most thronged and
fashionable avenues before she noticod
lli Hi rod inn in which she was KOillir.
She carried an umbrella, for oue of
those gray, leuten mists tilled tue air
nrith a alowlv fallinir drizzle.
Her face was hidden, but tho gloam
ing rose was conspicuous against tue
lusterless black of bor cloak.
A gentleman passing caught a
glimpse of tue rare aua peculiar uuww,
started, paused, thon turned aud fol
"Great heaven! To think how I
havo searched this city for her, and to
thiuk how I should havo lost bor again
hut fhr that little flower, he" murmured.
s he 'kept the slowly ruoviug figure in
Valoska uncousciously coutiuued ou
her way for a block or so.
Then she turned suddenly upon a
crossing which seemed for the moment
She was scarcely half way across
when there was a sudden tumult; men
shouted aud womeu screamed, and
she was startled by somobody warning
Sho stormed, bewildered. And at
the instant a great gaunt steer, mad
with thirst and the terror of pursuit,
nlunired directly toward her, its eyes
bloodshot and fierce, its immense horns
lowered as if to attack her.
The suddeuness of it dazed ber and
held her rooted to the spot
Those terrible horns wore tearing
through her garments, in a secoud
more her death would have been al
most inevitable, when a powerful arm
was clasped about ber waist and she
was lifted bodily to a place of safety,
while the wild creature of the prairies
rushed bellowing down the street
"Yon are not burl! But your mi
brella is useless! Will yon permit me
to oner you mine? ner rescuer s.nu in
the calm, masterful voice which used
so to exasperato ber in the old days.
She turned with a start, glanced in a
scared piteous way at his inscrutable
face, aud men oegan to cry soitiy on
hind ber veil.
"Do you still hate me, Valeska?" he
asked as she walked humbly enough
"I hate onlv myself. Oh, I hate
myself more than words" can tell, she
confessed iu a low voice.
They - reached a cab-stand, and
Valeska did not object when he lifted
her to a seat in a coupe and placed
himself beside ber.
It was so sweet, so dear, to have
him care for her in the old tender
"If you would only forgive my
cruelty and let me care tor you always,
sweetheart," he ventured.
Her great eyes oponed wide.
"You cruel to me? Oh, Noel, Noel,
how can you say that when the cruelty
was all mine? when I am dying with
grief becausa I know you can never
forgive roef ' she panted, recklessly.
St. Kesris laughed softly, joyously.
And the next moment his arms were
about her, and bis lips were pressed to
"My love, my bride," he said,
Then be touched the crushed rose
upon hex bosom and added:
"It was this little flower which has
restored you to me, darling. Only
for it I should not have followed you
and been near to save you from that
. : 1. 1 - ,
But her past peril soon vanished
from her mind in the knowledge of her
great huppiness. For she knew the
ray lent of her love was over.
amuy awry taper.
ruritlUN KAKtH MUNtT.
Bank Hoses In England, Franer, Sooth
America, Germany, China, Italy, JEte.
The Bank of England note is about
5x8 inches in dimensions, and is print
ed iu black ink on Irish linen water
lined paper, plain white, and with
The notes of the ISanrino do trance
are made of white, water-lined paper,
printed iu blue and black, with numer
ous mythological and allegorical pict
ures, and running in denominations
from the 20-franc note to the 1,000
frnoc. South American currency, in most
countries, is about the size aud gen
eral appearance of American bills, ex
cept that cinnamon brown aud slate
blue are the prevailing colors, and the
Spanish and Portuguese are the pre
vailing languages engraved on the
The German currency is rather ar
tistic. The bills are printed in green
and black. They run in denomina
tions from 6 to 1,000 marks. Tho lat
ter bills are printed on silk fiber paper.
The Chinese paper currency is in
red, white and yellow paper, with gilt
lettering and gorgeous little hand-
drawn devices. The bills, to the or
dinary financier, might pass for wash
ing bills, but they are worth good
money in the Flowery Kingdom.
Italian notes are of all sizes, shapes
and colors. The smaller bills 5 and
10 lire notes are printed on white
paper in pink, blue and carmine inks,
and ornamented with a finely engraved
vignette of King Humbert
The 100-ruble note of Russia it
barred from top to bottom with all the
colors of the rainbow, blended as when
shown through a prism. In the cen
ter, in bold relief, standi a large, finely
executed vignette of the Empress
Catherine I. This is in black. The
other engraving it not at all intricate
or elaborate, but it well done in dark
and light brown and black inks. -
The Austrian bill it printed on light
colored thick paper, which shows none
of tbe silk fiber markt or geometrical
linet used in American currency at a
protection against counterfeiting. Each
bears upon it a terrible warning to
counterfeiters, threatening the peni
tentiary confinement "to any one who
oliall make, tell or have in possession
any counterfeit or fac-simife of this
111 II," :
How to Select Wall -Paper that Is Cheer
ful and KfTOetlve.
The highest art is uow displayed In
the designs for wall-papers, and there
is no discounting the magnificent ap
pearances of tome of those latest
pattorns whou properly placed on the
sides of tho room. Largo figures in old
gold, especially scroll work in borders,
are used. Iu selecting wall-paper it
should bo chosen iu uocordauce with
good taste, and tho most important
question to decide is whether it is to
Tin a decoraliou for itseft or whethor
,t is to become a more back ground for
pictures. In either case tho colors
should bo subdued in tone, and two
shades of light drab or silver-gray will
be found the most appropriate for this
purpose Whore wator-color drawings
are huug in a drawing-room paper of
embossed white or cream color, with
very small spots of gold, will not be
amiss. The patterns should also bo
selected with lufeivuco to the place.
Whore a large part of the wall is to bo
fn-esonted to tho eyo a greator play of
ine in the pattorns may be attractive,
but iu all othor situations tho patterns
should be comparatively simple. It is
a mistake to make the wall-paper
decorations of the sumo color of the
furniture. lusluud of repeating the
color of the furniture aud hangings it
should oppose it Coutrast is as essen
tial i.s simplicity to good taste in
In selecting papers for the walls one
should not trust simply to tho pattern
books. A paper that has been ordered
will often look darker or lighter after
it is hung than it did In the pattern
book. In order to avoid disappoint
ment iu this respect it is advisable to
tako several lengths of the paper and
suspeud them sido by side on the wall,
and notice carefully tho general effect
it has upon the eye and the room. Tho
leaves of certaiu plants conveutioiially
treatod are very effectivo decorative
forms. The ivy, "ma pie. oak aud fig
leaves are beautifully adapted to Ibis
purpose, and tboy come iu large and
small designs on wall paper. Where
two shades of the same color are em
ployed, and quletuoss of ctlecl is espe
cially desired, the overlaid tint should
bo but vcrv littlo darker than the
ground; and if drawiugs and other
things aro to be hung upon it the pat
tern should be hardly discoruible from
a little distance.
The most dreary method of decorat
ing tho wall of a sitting-room is to
cover it all over with au unrelieved
pattern of monotonous design. Vet
many housewives who are careless
about such matters, or probably do not
know the secret of the art, will do this
every Spring that their paper is
changed. Paper-hanging should in no
case be allowed to cover the whole
space of a wall from skirting to ceil
ing. A plinth space of plain color,
cither iu paper or distemper, should be
left to a height of two or three feet
from the floor. A light wood mould
ing, stained or gilded, should separate
this from the paper abwe. A second
space of frieze, left just below the
ceiling and tilled with arabesque orna
ment is always effective, but, oi
course, always involves more expense.
Gold, when judiciously iutroduced, is
always a valuable adjunct in the de
sign of paper hangings, but it fre
quently doubles and sometimes treb
les tho price of a piece. ..V. 11 World
Bird Fish In (lie llay of Dengal-Bfarlne
Ox in China.
A reporter in Portland recently
noticed an old sailor seated ou the deck
of a ship, busy stuffing the skin of
some kind of nondescript animal
which looked like a flying lish which
had died before acquiring much of its
plumage, says the Oreyonian. When
asked about the creature, the old salt
"I hardly know what it is. It Lsn't
a bird and it isn't a flying fish, but it
has some of tho marks of both. It
could sing and it lived in the water
most of the time. It came aboard in
the Bay of Bengal. I was on the look
out just before daylight one morning
and was staudiug noar the heel of the
bowsprit when I heard something
chirping and twittcriug near me. 1
could not imagine what It was, n-i wo
wero far from'land, but, peeping down
in a coil of rope near the rail, I saw
this.qaeer bird fish silling ou tho deck
trying to sing. I had a largo bamboo
cage in the forecastle, aud so I put the
fislr in this cage and filled ono of the
pans with salt water and thought if it
was a bird it could got on a perch, and
if it was a tih it could go into the
"Which did it tako to?"
"Well, it lived most of tho lime in
the water, but often, especially at
night, it would fly out and amuse me
nnd my mess-mutes by trying to sing.
One night as we wero passing through
the Straits of Malacca we had tho cage
upon the caboose, aud the thing was
singing its best when suddenly Hying
lish began coiniuz ou board by the
dozen-i, and in half an hour wo had a
biscuit-box full, and we had fried fly
ing fish fur everybody ou board as long
as we were in the straits. When we
touched at Singapore the native fisher
men said it was a king Hying fish, nnd
that it would call the other (lying lish
on board whenever they were within
hearing." The sailor added that ho
owned tho animal about a year, and
that neither he nor any of bis com
panions bad ever seen another like it.
A story similar to the one from Port
land Is contributed to tbe Pittsburg JWs
patch by a Hong Kong correspondent:
There is a big lake in the Linchuen
district of Foochow, China, about 30 li
in circumference. During winter the
furmii's, by the aid of rude and prim
itive machinery, pump out its water to
Irrigate their' fields. Lately some
fishermen, when the water was rather
low, were fishing on the lake nnd saw
through the clear water a huge ani
mal resembling an ox in every particu
lar, except that the head had no horns.
The news of the discovery of this
strange beast caused great commotion,
and with much difficulty nnd excite
ment, it was finally caught. Its hairs,
or rather bristles, wero hard and thick,
and it weighed several hundred catties.
The most learned of tho village
patriarchs failed to designate the an
imal by its proper name.
Hotel in lluenos Ayrea.
The visitor's first experience of tin
hotels in Buenos Ayres is his first dis
appointment. Willi tho exception of
the Grand Hotel, which would rank
with third and even fourth class houses
iu Europe, all the thirty or forty hotels
of Buenos Ayres occupy inadequate
buildings,nnd they are badly furnished,
badly managed, and altogether
wretched, dirty, and comfoitloss.
Nevertheless the proprietors make good
profits. They charge from $2.60 to $12
fold a day for each person, and their
ouos are alwavs full.
About seven hundred and J'fiy
couples are divorced uummlly in Ber
Capt. William Bruce of vSuu Fran
cisoo has just out his third set of tooth
Ex-Coiigrosstuan Morrill of Kansas
has laken out n commission as notary
Mr. Gladstone's Idea of bequests Is
Ui us sot forth! "What is wrested from
mo by the grip of death. I cuu in no
sense be said to give."
Tho daughters of the Princess of
Wales aro said to bo ablo to go into
tho kitchen and cook a meal's victuals,
but they never do it
Mr. Donew is said to havo bcou of
fered $100,000 a joar to edit a news
paper, but he is so busy editing a rail
road that he cau't accept.
Seaweod is now uiado lulo a tough
paper, whioh takes tho place of window
glass. Whou colored the effect is sim
ilar to slniuod or palutod glass.
Texas claims 1,513,285 horses and
hoails the list. Illinois Is next with
I, 123,973. In valuation Texas claims
$ID,(;iS,o23 and Illinois UD.JJU.SUO.
Seuator Worst is said to bo ono of
the best members of tho North Dakota
senate. Hois tho author of the best
oodoof school laws in tho northwest.
John Stephenson, the man who built
the first street car, is a very halo old
gentleman nt tho ago of 80. Ho Is
frequently seen walking ou Broadway
in preference to taking car.
More land Is owned bv railroad com
panies (211,000,000) acres) than would
make six states as largo as Iowa. Since
18G1 no less than 181,000,000 acres of
laud havo beeu given to railroad com
panies. Ptuilus, tho famous singer of Hou
laugism, has refused an otfer of 30,0110
francs n month to sing nt Berlin. He
replied: "Magnilicuut olTcr in the
case of any other country, but in ller
Kate Upson Clarke writes that there
are no snakes in Bermuda. It is pre
sumed, therefore, that a native case of
delirium tremens consists largely in
tiglitiug ceutipedes, which may or may
not be an improvement.
The first gun made for tho Confed
eracy is uow iu the possession of Mrs.
II. I. Miller, of Chattanooga, whoso
father made it nt Holly Springs, Miss.,
in 1861. It originally laid a rilled
barrel, and is still in good condition.
John J. Ingalls says he never felt
uetier iu nis uie man now nun never
hnppiur. It is a relief to got rid of re
sponsibility aud feel that ho is a free
man again. Some people will not be
lieve this, he says, but it is a fact nil
James Whitcomb Riloy lives on the
wiug; uow in the best Indianapolis
hotel, thcu with bis pister. The next
be is otf somewhere lecturing. "Think
of it," ho says. "I never owned a desk
in my life, and dou't kuow what it is
to have a library."
Twenty-nine-thirtielhs of all the
diamond mines In the world are con
trolled by one compnnv, whose capital
ization is $18,000,000. " In tho mines of
Kiniberly, South Africa, eight-tenths
of one carat is found in every 1,600
pounds of dirt taken out.
Tho three or four French artists who
started out two or three' years ago to
introduce men angola in their pictures
of heaven have bad to give it up aud
return to all females, if there is any
heaven for men the public won't admit
it at least in the angel business.
Queen Victoria has a good heart
She has responded to a call for help
from a leper hospital by sendiug two
of her photographs. It was a gracious
act. A look at the queen t picture
may not cure a leper, but it may serve
to make him more contented with bit
Frank R. Stockton was invited to
dinuer an Washington some days ago
by an artful hostess, who had the ices
served in the form of a lady and a
tiger. "Now, which?'' sho coolly
asked when they came on. "Both, if
vou please." he replied; and the prob
lem is still unsolved.
Dr. John Ege, of Reading, in Penn
sylvania, who has of late been experi
menting with skin grafting botwecn
white and black persons, has found
that the transferred skin docs not
maintain its original color, but grad
ually assumes that of the man of whom
it has becomo part and parcel.
A woman of Vnllcv City, Dak.,
wagered that she could put tho slips
on five pillows while nny man present
at a church fair could encase ouo, and
seven different men took her tip and
suffered defeat. No man can ever
acquire the kunck of holding a pillow
iu his teeth to work with both hands.
Tho monument to be erected in Ten
nessee over tho remains of Davy Crock
ett tho famous hunter, is to be of Ten
nessee grnnito, and something over
thirty-seven fecj high. It is to have
various designs representing pioneer
life. Col. Crockett looks down over
the grizzly bear he loved to hunt, but
the wise coon that always came down
without waiting to bo shot is strangely
left but of tho design.
Edwin Knowlcs, a Brooklyn theat
rical manager, recalls on incident in
connection with Lawrence Barrott't
appearance in Paterson, N. J., his
nativo town. Whenever he played
there his father donned his best clothes
and occupied a conspicuous seat in the
audience. On one occasion, aftor the
actor had scored unusual applause,
tho old man, carried away oj tue en
thusiasm, jumped to bit foet and ex
claimed: "That's my son Larry!" .
There are about 200 tea-tasters in
New York. Tho habits of these men
aro exceedingly curious. Some of them
refuse lo ply their trade save in the
morning, on" the ground that the sense
of taste can not be trusted after it has
been bewildered by hours of work.
Most of them avoid the use of tobacco
and of highly seasoned food. Their
accuracy of tasto it astonishing. A
tea-taster will grade and price a dozen
qualities of tea all from the same cargo.
Dr. Carl Peters, in his published ac
count of his expedition for tbe relief of
Emin Pnslia, telatcs that when the
natives attempted to plunder n carrier
and steal his mule bo seized 600 head
of their cattle, and at another place,
when tho natives attempted to seize
some of his goods for tribulo, ho ap
propriated 2,000 head of their cattle,
nnd, iu the battle that ensued, ho
killed nearly 150 wen. And yet tbe
African is slow to appreciate the
beauties of civilization. -
Mourning paper is going out of fash
ion abroad. Instead, a iiltla triangle
is printed in Hie corner of U- envelope
and tho note onuer.
Atl.r,,..l.l K.lirrl.nore l''b'' T
n ltivul of of uiiut ---
There Is in prison l Salluw. of
Minns (!mvh' ft im-.isler .1 iinn tu
form, says a Rio Jane ro hilter
lug personification of ouo of . Gil
bert's very queer clmictois-tho Jack
tar who sang:
1 am the rook, siul the rnnlsln l'.
Ami Iho mt.lhlmlt aii.l the bo II tight,
Anil ll.o erew of the em-t;.ln sl.
Tho following' 'nun ,ha Jl,"r,m'
CiiUutt do Uopohtimt, tell bis strange
"".''J'1 . .. . I...I i
Learning mat mem mm
fined In the lail of this town by he
onorgotlo polico delogato an individual
who for months had been living on
human llosh a desire arose for toeing
him, uothwlllistunding tho horror that
at regards him Is Inspired in every
henil. Hi '" ' Clumonto Mm.
lie is a mulatto, about 28 years old.
medium height and of alight body; a
Hat forehead, oliliquo eye, with black
pupils; deformed foot, with concave
oles; a nallvo of this dlstrlul.
Without the slightest disturbance of
manner ho replied to my question
... ,..i,.iw,r it wm-o true that ho had
been living cm humau flesh, that not
only babul llasilio.I.enndro,nd others
for a long tlmo had been living on this
What purpose lod yon to practice
inch acts, barbarous beforo God and
To kill mv hunger, master.
"How did you nmko your first vic
tim?'' , ,
"I was at Leandio's house whou ha
Invited me to eat a piece of a boy that
ho had killed In a thicket, whore the
lad was gathering fruit and as 1 was
very hungry and had no oilier resourco
I accepted the luvitniion for tho first
time. On the next day returning boint
I found a woman asleep by tho road
sido and was at once tempted to kill
her. I took a stone and mndo my first
victim and carried her homo to satisfy
Some davs aftor I killed Slmpllclo,
and invited r'raiicisea and Severn, who
were dying from starvation, to help mo
"Wlfn Simpliclo't Beth wnt finished
and I being without nuy menus of satis
fying my hunger Frnucisca told mo to
kill her two children for us lo eat
which I did. Two weeks nfler, In the
samo straits, llasillo and 1 killed Fran
clsca for tho sniiio purpose. After
ward I found that Basillo had stolen a
shirt from mo aud 1 killed him when
ho was unsuspiciously gathering roots
fer supper. I only nto a Utile of him,
tor I was arrested two days after kill
ing him. This was Iho last I killed."
Tho police found a part of Basillo
salted down nnd tho cuuiilbals eating
tho calves of tho victim's logs with a
"Does human flesh have au agreeable
No, It Is rather sweetish. Tho best
things I found in thoso that I killed
were Iho brains, tongue, and marrow;
I suffered slightly from dinrrhroa while
I a imiinf neniilu's flush."
"How did you prepare the flesh or
We ato it roast or boiled with
good ileal of pepper."
"Did not tho remains of your victims
inspire you with four?"
When I looked ut them 1 felt
"Did you sleep woll?"
- "Havo you no roinomo for having
practiced sueh abominable and wicked
"1 no longer remember having done
A Joke on the Joker.
A young man who seemed to he boil
ing over to do something smart was a
passenger on a Michigan arcnuo car
tho other day. After racking his
massive brain for awhile, ho took out
a silver dollar and laid it on the scat,
and took a seat opposite. Tho car
soon slopped at a crossing lo lot on an
old woman with a market basket. Sho
saw the empty sent and the dollar,
and it didn't -take her over thirty
seconds to drop herself into the placo
and the dollar lulo nor pocket.
"Excuse ine. ma'am," said the joker,
"but I've lost a dollur. I thiuk I left
it on that seat."
I don't" sho bluntly replied.
"But I'm sure of It Did you pick
up a dollar?"
"None o' -our blznoss, sir!"
"But all of us saw you pick it up.
ma'nm, and I can provo it was mine."
Look-a-here, young chap!" she said
as sho put down nor basket, "if it's a
row you want you'll Una mo ready! i
allow no one to walk on mor
' But, ma'am I loft "
"Conio on, then!" she snid as the
ttood up and doubled up her fists.
am a peaceful woman, and I want to
get along the easiest way, but if I
must ugiit i wiiii"
Everybody begnn to clnp and laugh.
and the smart Alec took drop off tho
platform without asking what it was
an auout. vctrou trjx rrtn.
An Irian I-iogond.
Among the legeuds of Ireland Is this
beautiful and suggestive myth the
islands of life and death. In a certain
lake la Munstcr there wero two isl
ands. Iuto the first death could novor
enter, but ago and sickness and the
weariness of life and the paroxysms of
fearful suffering all were there known,
and they did their work till the inhab
itants, tired of their iminortnllty,
learned to look upon tho opposite
island as upon a haven of reposo.
Xhoy launched tholr barks upon tho
gloomy waters; they touched its shore
and tlioy were at rest This logond
represents with pathetic Hdollty the
sad Erin of to-dny, looking over to
Atlantis across tho sea America, the
haven of rnposo, tho shores of rost
Or thn & firm nnn nt t-;.,i. .i..
- - - - -. v. ..o ircumu IIUIT
left in Ireland It is snfo to say 60 uor
iu " niiiuiuon somo nny to see
tho land of tho freo and tho home of
Yankee Doodle. Lewhion Journal.
Judge Q , who onco presided
over a criminal court down cast was
famous as one of tho most compassion
nto men who ever sat upon the bench,
says the youtlCs Companion. His soft
ness of heart, however, did not prevent
hiin from doing his duty ns a judge.
A man who had been convicted of
stealing a small amount was brought
into court for sentence Ho looked
very sad and hopeless and the court
wos much moved by bit contrite ap
"HllVO VOII AF,P hiUM f
.Imprisontiiont?" tho judge asked.
..oici-uiivon- exciaiuiou the
inxouui, uursiiug into tears,
"Dou't cry-dnn't cry," said Judge
now!" consoliD8,J! "jou'ro going to bo
FllONT STRKKT, -
DKAI.KRH IN X
Wheat, Oats and Mill Feed of all Kinds,
HAY, SHINGLES, LIME. LAND PLASTER.
Also Flour, Bacon, and a nROCfRI!Pft
General Assonmeniui w mmmmj
Which wo Sell Cheap lor Oh. (livo us n Cull.
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J. W. SHAVER, Mftoter.
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Thin Pc.Hinthlo Properly Airjoins
ONE HOUR'S RIDE
And in Only li Miles Irom St,
St renin, rtinn within 200 yimlu of thin Property, fur-
'mailing an InexluuiKiible mipply ol Witter for i
all I'urpoMcH. I
LOTS, 50X100 FEET,
Ranging in Price, from $")0
JOS. KELLOGG &
Joseph Kellogg and Northwest
FOR COWLITZ RIVER.
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at l":'i A. M. JleturnhiK. Iivin I'OKTI.A NO M i;! I. M., nrriviiiff at lUUilrral
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F. L. rOSSON A BON, 200
BvccEmu to muss niton
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ON'T BUY YOUR DRUGS
Yon will find the
a write nir imr Ma.
THE LEFFEL WATER WHFFI ft. fkmnf en.. mrssxsJFLeSSt I
- , IORTUM), ()hECok
lb., uk IVIul. and all Intermedial.-Hi,
to Secure a Lot In-
Milton Station, on tho North-i
Helen, the County Scut, m tbe
to $100,. can be Secured from I
r I P1IIT7CD I
D. J. SWITZER,
St. Helens, Oregon.
CO S STEAMERS
al.irkot Iho 1'rry
it mi li iii
2nd Stroot, Portland, Owgoa.
a regular DRUG STORE
of everything at
J. E. HALL. Proprietor.
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