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. 8T. MARTIN'S DHEAM.
8t Martin otic, to mm an ancient
Bet frtU oue wintry day to Invent
. Ilia warm and furry umutlo round
Furbad tht tatranct of tta biting
Not long ha walked along th auowy
Era a poor btnar came, bla itcpa to
Halt naked, wretched, hlrerlng In
It Martin waited not to hear al
But stripping off bts tnantla rich ami
Ua wmi'iHHl it round tha beggAr's
That night upon his couch he lay and
An Heavenly Tlsltant befor hliu
To stand, and fill with radiance all
That light camo surely from the
Savior's fa. , .
But what was that about Hla sluail
St Martin looked again; It was hit
Tha cloak he gave the beggar In the
Tha TUlon apnke, in accent mild ami
"As ye bave done unto the least of
gt Martin fell In worship on hit
And whwThe dared again to raise hit
A Cut and a Kiss.
R were alttlng around ll'
S&fci tire at Colonel lUJlmrow t.
r?if Dinner W ovw-iwu. .
)&Mf iwn over for Mi
inw-Mw. hour of stmM
J whUltP ami contWem
had Arrived, ami we imd
hJUnu one anoMutr
ttte various reason which accounted
for our being uwisutIwI, for we were
all bachelor excel th coWrncI, ami
ne bail, a a varMy, told th reasons
why be wished he wo unnu?!wJ
(hla wife was away). Jack Dexh-r,
however, had not spoken, and It wm
nlv In twists to a dltvct aiH--ul
that he related tlie following st'jrv.
nii nuiv 1m true or untrue, hut
I must reirtrk that Jack always ba' ,
rather a weakness ror repre-!m"ii.
hlmsolf on term of wndewsendlng
Intimacy with the nobility and vwi
tv s?hm Atetiv. There wat a
mnithetlo. silence. Then he began
-For sobw rwm beet known to bi-r-olf,"
mid Jack, with a patient shrug
of his shouMt-rs, "Hie Duvliess of
MetliiMmbani (I don't know whether
any of you Mlow know ber) chose
n nil -t to mo as a suriur iut iu.-
luuul of her tlaughter. Mary Fit
uMilne. The wonum was o Ignonuit
that alw may really have tliougut that
mv birth was not etimU to Uer unuga
Wa; but all the work! knows that Uu
Vfimnri were veoman two iionnrvii
Tars airo. ami that her grace's fam
llT bails from a stucco villa In Uio
neJiehborhood of Cardiff. Howovw,
tho duclwsa did object; and when Uie
Mjion (In tlie course of w hich I hti
aet Iuly Miu7 many tlms) eniknl
tmsu-ad of allowing lflr daugbh to
oar a serUst of visits at house when
1 bad arranged to be, ahe sent her off
a Switzerland, under the care of I
dragon whom she had engaged to keep
aae and other dangerous fellows at a
roper distance. On hearing of what
add happened from George Fltz-
iiine (an intimate frk-nd of mine), 1
at once threw up my vhats and started
la pursuit I futt confident ttiat lJuy
Mary wa favombly Inclined (In fai t,
1 bad certain proof w1ilcl but no
natter), and tlutt if I won her heart
I could break down the eld lady's op-
odltlon. I Klkould ciTL'iInly have sue-
eedud In my ernhcprlso, and Ixhmi at
this motitent the hiMbaml of one of tlie
KMt boautlful girls in KiijcUukI. but
for a very curious and unfortunate
fruumstnnce, which pliu-e! ine In an
tntfavorublo light In Mury'a eym. 1
wa not to blame; It was Just a bit of
"I ranged over most of Swltaarland
a search of Lady Mary. Wherever
1 went I asked about her, and at
art I got upon the track. At Inter-
taken I found hor name In the visitors'
ook. togother with that of a Miss
Dibbs, wlwm I took to bo tho dragon,
I questioned tlie portor and found
hat the two ladle bad, tho afternoon
before, hired a carriage ami driven
o a quiet little vlllago tmu fifteen
Bailee) off, where there was a mimJI
but gjod ton. Here they evidently
meant to stay, for letters wore to be
sent after thoin there for the next
week. The place was described to me
a pretty and reared; It seemed, there
lore, an Ideal apot for my purpose. I
vuvlo up my mind at onoe. I started
o next day after luncboon, took the
Jeurney easily, and came In sight of
he lltftlo inn about 7 o'clock In the
evening. All went well. The only
aueatlon wa a to tho disposition of
mum uaam itowarua into. I prayed
inac s no mignt turn out to be a roinun
lc dragon; but; in case she should
arova obstinate, I made my ap
yroaohe with all possible caution.
When my carriage atopped at the door
I Jumped out The head waiter, a
klg fellow in a White waistcoat, wns
vn uio uiepa. i drew Mm iwlUe, and
ook a ton-franco plooa from my
re a young lady staying
mmvi i. unei. -xiui, rair, hjuid
omer and I slid tlio piece of gold
-wen, yes, sir,' he said, 'there !
young iaay, aud site Is all that you
my, sir. raraon me, Monsieur Is
- 'Yes,' said I.
"'Ah,' said he, smiling mysterloui
ly. 'And it Is Wednesday.'
. " 'It is certainly Wednesday,' I ad
mitted, though I did not see that the
day of the week mattered much,
"He came close to mo and whis
pered: " 'The lady thought you might come,
Ir. I think she expects you, sir. oh,
you can rely on my discretion, sir.'
"I was rather surprised, but not
. Tery much, for I had hinted to
George Fltzmolne that I mount to try
my luck, and I supposed that he had
passed my hint on to his sister. My
predominant feeling wns one of grat
ification. Mary loved me! Mary ex
pected me! There was complete men
tal sympathy between Mary and my
elf! "I went up to my room in a state of
great contentment. I had been there
about half an hour when my friend
the waiter came in. Advancing to
wards me with a mysterious air, he
took a blank envelope out of his pocket
and held it up before me with a
" 'Monsieur will know the hand
writing inside,' he said, cunningly.
"Now I had never corresponded with
Lady Mary, and of course did not
know her handwriting, but I saw no
use In telling the waiter that. In
truth, I 'thought the fellow quite fa
miliar enough. So I said shortly and
with some hauteur:
" 'Give me the note;' and I took an
other piece of gold out of my pocket,
We exchanged our possessions, the
waiter withdrew with a wink, and I
tore open the precious "note.
" 'Whatever you do,' it ran, 'don't
recognize me, I am watched. As
oon as I can I will tell you where
to meet me. I knew you would come.
"The darling!" I exclaimed. 'She's
a girt of spirit I II take srood cure
not to iKtrity her. on, we ll circum
vent oll Htbtwt hot wihii us.'
"At 8 o'clock I went down to the
sail a tnangi-r, It wa qulto empty.
Mary ami Mix DlliN no loutt dined
In their own sluing room, nud there
appeared to be no oue else In the
boteL However, when I was natr
way through my meal, a stylishly
dressed young woman came tu nml
tat down at a tame nr. tne enu or uie
room farthest from where I was. I
should bave noticed her more, hut I
was In a reverie about Mnry's admir
able charms, and t ouly Just looked
at her: he wat frowning and drum
ming angrily with her linger on I he
table. The head waller hurried up to
her; hla face wat covered with smiles,
and ho gave ine a conlldeiillnl nsl en
passant. Nothing else occurred ex
cept that a villainous looking fellow
-something, to Judge by his apsnr
anee, botwecu a valet and a secretary
-thrust bis uly head through the
door throe or four times. Whenever
he did m the waiter siuIUh! blandly
at him. He did It the tout time Just
at tha lady was walking dowu the
room. Swing her coming, ho drew
Iwek and held the dmr i.n for her
with a clumsy, apologetic bow. She
smiled acorufully and imsscd through.
The waiter stood grinning In tho mid
dle of tho room, and when I, In my
turn, roo, he whispered to me, 'It's
all right, sir.' I went to bed and
drempt of Wary.
"Ou onterlug tne room mo uexi
morning the llrst person I saw whs
Mary, Sho was looking nuomniy
fnh and pretty. She snt opposite a
stout, severe-looking dame In black.
Mrectly my eyes alighted on her 1
sehoolod tbeui Into a studiously va
cant expresal.m. She, poor girl, wns
no diplomatist She started; she
glanced anxiously at Miss inhbs; 1
iww her lls move; she ldushod; she
seemed almost to smile. Of course
this behavior (I loved Mary the more
that she could not con ecu 1 her de
lightful embarrassment!) excited the
dragon' rurloaliy; she turned round
and favored ma with a searching unite.
I wa oo.unl to the occasion. I com
prehended them both lu a long, cool,
deliberate, empty stare. The strain
on my self control was Immense, hut
I supported It Mary blushed crlm
sou ami her eyta sank to her plate.
I'oor girl! She had sadly overrated her
power of deception. I was not sur
prised that Miss Dlltbs frowned se
verely and si.HTcd audibly.
"At that moment the other girl
came lu. She walked up, took the
table next to mine, to my confusion,
bestowed upon uie a look of evident
interest though of the utmost short-
lies one of those looks, you know.
that ein to be repented of lu an In
stant and are generally the uusd de
liberate. I took no notice at all, as
suming an air of entire unconscious
ties. A few minutes later Mary iM
up and made for the door, with Miss
lllit tu close attendance. The Im
prudent child could not forlnnr lo
glance at me; but I, swing the
drairoa'a watchful eye upm me. re
mained absolutely lrresHinstve. Nay.
to throw Miss Mldis off the scent, i
fixed my eyes on my neighbor with
assumed preoccniMithni, Flushluii
painfully. Mary hurried out, ami 1
heard Mlna Itllibs hiiIIT acaiu. I
chuckled over her obvious disapproval
of tny nelk'htmr and myself. 'I be ex
evlleut woman evidently thought us
no iM'tter than we ought to ImI ltut
( felt that I should go mud If I could
not siH'iik to Mary soon.
"I went out and snt down In the
verandah. It was then ntmtit half
past 10. The ugly fellow whom I hai'
noticed the evening before was hung
Ing about, but pn-scntly n wnlu
came and spoke to him, and he koi
up with a grumble and went Into the
bouse. Ten nduutes afterward my
neighbor of the salle a mniiKor came
out. She looked very discontented
She rang a hnndhcll that stood on the
table, and a waiter run up,
" 'Where's the head waller? she
" 'Pardon, nia'umelle. but ho Is wait
Ing on Rome Indies itpstnirs,'
"What a nuisance,' snld she. 'Hut
you'll do. I want to give him an
order. Stay, come indoors nod I'll
write It down.'
"une iitsnnpcnred, ntnl I snt on
wondering how I was to get a sliiht
of Mary. At last. In weariness.
went Indoors to the smoking-room
It looked out to the back and was
dreary little room; but I lit my rlgnr
anil began on a three days' old copy
of the Times. Thus I spent a tedious
hour. Then my friend the head wait
er appeared, looking more roguish
than ever. I dived Into my pocket, he
produced a note, I seized It.
'Why have you been so long?"
(Charmingly unreasonable! what could
I have done?) 'Directly you get this,
eome to the wood behind the hotel
Take the path to the right and go
straight till you find me.. I havo
thrown the spy (poor old Dlbbs!) off
the scent M,
"I cniiKht up my hat and rushed Into
the ball. I ennuoned Into a young
man who had lust got out of a car
rlnge nnd was standing lu tho ventn
chili. With a hasty apology I dashed
on. Beyond doubt she loved mi
And alio wns honest enough not to
conceal It. I halo mock modesty.
longed to show her how truly I re
turned ber love, nnd I rejoiced that
there need be no tedious preliminaries,
Mary and I understood one another,
A kins would he the seal of our love
and the niogt unliable beginning of
"In five minutes I was In tho wood
lust ix-foro I disappeared nmoni; Its
trees I heard someone railing, 'Mon
sieur, monsieur!' it sounded like the
volco of the head waiter, but
wouldn't have stopped for fifty bend
waiters. I took the path Mary had
IndU-nted and ran along It nt tho top
of my speed. Suddenly, to my Joy,
I caiiulit sight of the figure of n t'lii;
Him was seated on a mound of grass,
and, though her face was from uie,
I niiulo no doubt It wus Mary. Sh
woro the most charming blue cloak
(It wns a chilly morning) which com
pletely enveloped her. I determine)
not to shllly-Hhally. She loved me-
I loved her. I ran forward, plumped
down on my knees behind her, took
her bend between my hands, dodged
round, and kissed her cheek,
At last, my darling!' I cried In
"l?q Jupiter, It was the other ulrl.
"I sprang back In horror. The girl
ooked at me for a moment Then she
blushed; then she frowned; then-
wny, then she began to laugh con-
Hiuiiedly. I was amazed.
At Inst," you cnll It. she ensued.
I call It "at first;' " and sho laughed
morrlly and melodiously. Sho certain
ly una a nico laugh, that girl,
ow, concerning what follows. I
have, Hlnco then, entertained some
doubtg whether I behaved In all re
spoets discreetly. You will allow that
the position was a dllllcult ono, but
It Is, I admit, vory possible tbut my
wlsoHt course would have boen to
mak an apology nnd turn tnll ps
quickly as I could. Well, I didn't. I
thought that I owed the Judy a full
explanation. Besides, I wnnted a
full explanation myself. Finally (oh,
yes, I hog you fellows grinning and
winking), Mury wns not there, and
this young lady rather Interested me.
I decided that I would have five min
utes' talk with her; then I would run
back and find Mary.
" 'I must beg a thousand pnrdons,'
I bogan, 'but I took you for some
"'Oh, of course,' snld she, with a
shrug, 'it's always that.'
" 'You appear incredulous,' said I.
"Well, and If I am?' said she.
"My feelings were hurt. I produced
Mary's second note. , i
'If I can trust to your discretion
I'll prove what t say,' 1 remarked In
a nettled tone.
"l shall bo very curious to hear
the nroof. sir, and I will 1st most dis
creet,' sho suld. Sho was pouting, but
her eye danced, llenlly, sue limned
very preltyalt hough,, of course, 1
would not for a moment compare her
with Idy Mary.
'A lady,' said I. 'was o bind as
to tell me to seek her here this morn
" 'Oh, a If I tsdleved thatf
"I wa piqued,
"There' the proof,' I cried, fling
lug the note Into her lap.
".She took It up. glanctnt at It, and
gave a little shriek.
" 'Where did you get this?"
"Why, from the head waiter.1
''Oh, tho fool! she cried. 'It's
'Yourat nonsense! He gave tne
that and another last night'
"Oh, the stupidity! They were for
-they were not for you. They were
for-someone who Is to arrive.'
"V pointed at the signature and
gasped, 'Ml Do you sign MF
"'Yes; mv name's-iny nnme begin
with M. Oh, if I'd only wh'H that
waiter this morning! Oh, the Idiot!'
"Then I believe I swore.
"Madame,' said I, Tut ruined. On
the strength of your wretchml notes,
madamo, I've cut tho girl I love best
lu the world-cut ber dead-dead
"'What? That young lady in the
oh. you thought they were from
her? Oh. I seel How-how oh, how
very amusing!' And the heartless
llttlo wretch went off Into another
pea I of laughter.
"You nretemted not to know her!
Oh. dear! oh, dear!' and her laughter
echoed among the trees again. '1 saw
her looking at you, and you ate on
like a plgl Oh, dear! oh, dear!
"Stop laughing!' said I, savagely.
"Oh, I'm very sorry, but 1 cau't".
What a scraiie you've got Into! Oh,
dear me! Aud she wiped her eyes
(they were ss blue as her clonk) with
a delicate bit of a handkerchief.
"'You ahnn't laugh,' said I. 'Who
were your notes forf
"Homebody 1 expected. He hasu t
emua. The waiter took yon for him,
I mippose. I never thought of his Is
Ing so stupid. Oh, what a brute she
must have thought your Aud she
begnn to laugh agnln.
"I had bad enough of It. I hate be
ing laughed at. ,,,,,,,
"'If you go on laughing. said I,
'I'll kls you again.
"Tho threat was a failure; she did
not ajHnr at all alarmed.
"'Not your she said, toughing
worse than ever.
"1 should like you fellows to under
stand that my heart never wavered
In It allegiance to Inly Mary-my
conscience Is quite clear as to that
but I had pledged my word. I caught
Hint tiresome girl round the waist
nud I kissed her once-I'm sure of
once, anyhow. She gasped and strug
gled, laughing still. Then, with a
sudden change of voice, sho cried,
"I let her go. 1 Imiked round. We
had a gallery of sectntors. on one
side stood the ugly headed valet: tm
the other. In attitudes of horror, Mary
nnd Miss Dlbbs!
"'You've ruined us both now, said
the girl In blue,
"I rose to iuy feet and wns ntxiut to
explain, when the ugly fellow rushed
nt me, brandishing a cane. 1 had
unite enough to arrange without be
ing bothered by him. 1 caught the
cane In my left hand, and with my
right I knocked him down.
"Thou I walked up to lady Mary.
I took no heed of Miss Dlbbs' pres
ence; It wns too critical a moment to
think of trllles.
"Iily Mary,' said I, 'appearances
are so much against me that you can
not wisll)ly attach the slightest
weight to them.'
" 'Sir. said she, 'I have no longer
the honor of your ncitialutnuce. 1
have only to thank you for having had
the consideration not to reeognUo me
when wo met so unexpectedly in the
illnlng room. I'ray continue to show
me IIh same favor.'
"With which pleasant llttlo spmdi
shn turned on her hind. It wns clear
that she suspected me most unjustly,
I turned to the girl In blue, but she
wns beforehand with mo.
"'Ah, I wish I'd never seen you,'
she cried, 'you great stupid creature!
Ho (she minted to the prostrate figure
of the ugly servant) will tell Frederic
" 'Come, aald I, 'I was only an ac
cident; It would have been Just at
bad If '
"As I spoke I heard a step behind
nio. Turning round, I found myself
face to face with the young man with
whom I had come In-- oolluslim as I
rushed through the hall. He gaxed
at tho servant-nt me-at tho girl lu
"'.Margaret!' ho exclulmcd. 'What
is tho "f
"'Hush, hush!' she whispered, point'
Ing again to the servant.
"I stepped up to him, lifting my
"'Sir,' said I, 'kindly Inform mo If
you nro the gentleman who was b
come from huglaud.
" 'Certainly 1 come from Kngland,
"'And you ought to have arrived on
" 'Yes,' be answered.
"Then. snld I, 'all I have to say
to you, sir. Is that 1 wish tho devil
you would keep your appointments.
And I left thetn.
ITImt's why I'm not married, boys,
Where s my glass r
"It Is n very curious story," ob
served the colonel, "And who were
they nll-tho girl In bltm-nnd the
young mnn-nnd the ugly servant
"Colonel," said Jack, with an air of
deepest mystery, "you would bo ns
tonlshed to hear."
Wo nil pricked up our ears.
"Hut" he continued. "I am Hot nt
liberty to say."
We sunk back In our chnlrs.
"Do you know?" asked the colonel
and Jack nodded solemnly.
"Out with It!" we cried.
"Impossible," snld Jack, "ltut
may tell you that tho matter engaged
the attention of more than ono of tho
foreign offices of Kuropo." .
"Good heavens!" cried wo In chorus,
and Jack drank off his wblsky-and
water, rose to his feet and put on his
"I'oor dear Mary!" snld ho, as ho
opened tho door. "Sho never got
Tho colonel shouted after hhn:
"Then what did she marry Jenkyns
of tho Hlues for?"
'Thine," said Jack, and he shut the
WK NEED TKOI'LE.
What Oregon neods should bo a live
discussion, for It applies with equal
rorco to (ill or Oregon's towns. This
Is by no menus a now thought hut
ono which bus suggested Itself nat
urally to nil old resldontors. -Tlio llite
It, I'. Kiirlmrt once snld to Mr. Crock
er, upon tho driving of tho lust spike
m tno MwKiyous: "flow that wo have
raiirnna we need money." To which
Crocker replied! "No, you don't need
money, you need peoido, and neonle
will bring money!" How true nro
theso words, yet what Inducements
are being mitda to bring peoplo, out
sldo of a few rustling real estate
agents? There lire now mn ny peoplo
looking this way, shall wo Invito
them? Gervuls Star.
A plno-needlo factory company lias
ngrood to establish Its Institution nt
Grants l'nss, Or., If $2,000 Is raised
as a bonus for them. Subscriptions
are being taken now.'
TUB CELESTIAL GRUS
A Brilliant Galaxy for
Venus in aU Her Summer
An Interesting reposition of tbs Start
aud Coiistcllstlont Showing Their
On a clear, missile night lu w Inter
or early spring, tho most nmguUlcciit
constellation of the year are to be
seen. Toward the north Is the dipper,
Its poluter ever directed toward tho
polo star, whoso steady light Is eager
ly sought by the lost traveler or
utortu-lossod mariner. Toward tho
south a io tho beautiful (delude nud
tuagnltlceut orlon, never to lw forgot
toil by one who has ouco learned to
kuow them. Toward tho east Is the
Hon, the well marked sickle Indicating
his head. All over the celestial dome
the glowing constellation can no
traced, AcriMi them lie the faintly
defined, gnusy light of the milky way.
On April 1st, at 0 o'clock in ine eve
ning, due south and about oue thlid of
the way from tho horisoii to too
jonlth, Is Slrlns, tho brightest lived
tnr lu the heavens. This glnnt star,
four times as lurgo as our suu aud
omitting forty-two time as much
light, has Ueu known since the dawn
of history. It npiH'tuunce lu ine
heaven showed tint ugypuau wiieu
tho Nile was about to rise and when
lo sow their grain. A little to the
north and west of Stilus Is the con
stellattou Orion, and still further west
nro tho Delude and llyadca In
ltut during this mouth, the constel
lation are not the only Itciiutlful ol
jeel to lie seen lu the heavens, r'our
planet add their light lo that of the
axed stars, nnd two of them, Yenus
mid Jupiter, outshine even Slrlus.
The most brilliant star to Im sccu
in tha sky during the mouth of April
1 the planet Venus, the evening star.
At soou ns the sun sets It will lie vis
Ibte lu the west, Us splendid Imhiiiis
piercing the twilight long U-fore the
other stars can ls scon. To the unaid
ed eye or even through au otwra glass,
it always appear round with rays
of light forming a halo about the cen
tral Issly. but a tcl.-ope shows that
it present phases like tho iiiihiu,
sometime a slender crescent, some
times a tpmrter, and then full. Just
now It Is glbtsius, like the lii'sm Im
l ween llrst quarter and full. It Is
moving eastward among the stnrs nl
k muuewhat faster rate thuu the sun
iiul Its brightness Is slowly Increas
ing, The crescent iimmhi will puss a
short distance north of It April -7th.
Venus Is not the largest of tho plan
ets, nor Is It surrounded with a system
if satellites, nor dis-s it present Ik-iiu-ilful
surface marking like some oth
er ineinU'rs of the solar system, but
to the linked eye It stands uurlvslcd.
It Is Inside the earth's orbit, H-Ing
only sixty-seven million miles from
the suu, and doc not aptwur to re
volve around the suu, but vibrates
back and forth. Its movements seem
veiy uncertain. Sometimes It moves
rapidly etthvr toward or from the
tun, and then again It leisurely makes
ds way among the star or even
stands still for days, l-'or runny weeks
it may Ih Invisible; we have almost
forgotten It when sumo clear evening
wu see It lu the west, down Hear Hie
imrUoii. Just after sunset. Mgbt af
ter night It moves further nwuy. In
creasing In brightness. When It Is
forty-seven degree from tho suu, or
slsitit half way from the horlson to
the xenlth nt sunset, It seems to slop
and thou Is-glii to retrace It steps.
While It takes two hundred nud twen
ty days to puss from the suu to Its
greatest distance eitht. only seventy
one days are necessary for the Jour
ney buck. This year it will reach Its
greatest distance east July loth, aud
will pass the sun agnln Scptemts-r
IHth. It will then disappear from
sight, but a few days later It will In?
noon in the east, Just before sunrise
as the morning star. Continuing Its
rapid Journey, It will reucti Its grunt
est illstauce west of the sun Novem
ber IHth. Turning once more It will
slowly approach the nun, remaining
during the winter and spring of istiu,
to light up the eastern sky with Its
When Venus Is first sien In the
west It Is on the other side of the
sun and Is furthest a way, being then
about one hundred and sixty million
miles 'from us. Its disc In the tele
scopo npMnrs circular, liko tho full
moon. Hut on account of Its dis
tance It does not send us the greatest
quantity of light, which depends on
both tho phase and tho distance. As
It apparently moves away from the
sun, It Is approaching the earth nud
Us phase changes from full to gib
bous; but Its apparent diameter Is
greater nnd Its light Is Increasing.
When It reaches Its greatest distance
from the miii, only one half Hie sur
face turned toward us Is lighted. As
it moves buck toward the sun tho (lis.'
hanges to crescent, but It Is so near
and reaches a maximum when the
planet Is thirty-eight degrees from
the sun. This year, Venus will reach
its greatest brilliance nbout August
l.'tth and October 2 1 Hi. When furthest
from the sun It Is frequently seen In
th.) duy-tlmo with the miked eye, thus
Knowing timt it fur outshines nil other
member of tho heavenly host except
tno sun ami moon,
'J ho Crocks had two nnines for
Viinus Phosphorus when morning
star and Hesperus when evening Minr.
because they supposed them to bo dif
ferent planets, Hut lifter a tlmn It.
wns noticed that they were never
seen on tho same day. As I'hosDhorus
nppronriiod tno sun It became Invisi
ble In tho morning light, but a few
days after tho beauilful Hesperus,
the evening star, appeared on the nt le
er side of the sun nnd so It wns nt
last discovered that I hey were the
same. Pythagoras seems to hnvo been
tho first to notice this, about five hun
dred years before Christ.
Venus shines vvllli such n brilliant
light that It Is almost IiiipohhIIiIo to
moo any markings on Its surfneo. Dur
ing tho latter part of tho eighteenth
:eutiiry, Schrotcr, a Herman tislroiio-
inoi', after nine years of watching.
announced that ho Intel discovered a
Dliintlnj of one horn of the crescent
r Venn. Ho supposed this to Indl
ato a mountain twenty-seven miles
high. Tho blunting Is still seen, but
astronomers have not accepted Xehro-
ters mountain theory. Faint mark
ings nro occasionally sfflui on 1ho sur
face, nnd wlllilii tho hint fow years n
map of Venus has boon ntibllHbod.
showing n surface of light and shade,
supposed to Indicate hind and wntor.
If nt this Is only provisional; It does
not Indicate certain knowledge. Tho
tlmo of rotation of Venus on Its nxls
has long been In dispute. For innny
years It was supposed to rotate In a
llttlo loss tlmn twenty-four hours,
(Ireat wns the surprise, when, in 1H1I0,
Schlapnrolll. the colebratod Italian
astronomer, whose work on Mars has
excited the wonder and admiration of
tho astronomical world, announced
that this time was certainly wrong
and that Venus probably rotated ono.
luring a revolution nbout the sun.
This would mako its rotation time
two hundred and twenty five days,
nnd It would always turn tho tame
fueo toward the suu.
V s has au sttnospliere much
denser limn our own, Itoeonl observ
ations seem lo show Hint Its ntuios
phero Is filled with clouds nud theso
clouds reflect the light which we re
ceive. This would account for the
brilliancy or Its light. t , ,
Next to Venus, Jupiter Is the bright
est planet lu the evening sky, It Is
favorably sltuutod for observing, be
ing Just north of orlon. Mars, which
during Inst fall was a brilliant object
and occupied the attention Tif astrono
mers at all large observatoiles, Is
now bsi fur from the earth for favor
able study. It can still bo seen as a
bright red lar, Just north of tho
Hyndc lu Taurus, list summer,
I'rof. Cainpls'll. of the I.lck observa
tory, annouuiH d that be could find no
evidence of au atmosphere on Mars,
but an i;.t!io!y different result has
been reached by two Herman nsinm
moors nud published during the Inst
on April 21th. Saturn will ilo ns
the suu sets nnd after that we shall
se It lu the enrly evening hours. At
presold ,lt dis-s not rise until after
H o'cliH-k and cannot bo well seen be
Mercury cannot Is oliserved during
April. I'muits and Neptune need a
telescoH for observation,
A New Industry In the rbdmont
Section of North Carolina.
The enthusiasm with which tho
search for mouuxlin Is now Mug
prosecuted III the I'loilnioiit section of
North aud South Carolina Is some
thing reiunrknblo. Mn, women, and
children talk alsjut It, div.ttu about
It senrch for It, and would perhaps
eat It If It could lo prewired so that
It would bo palatable For 'J"" hun
dred years Urn plunlers on lint Const
stumbled over phosphate r k, which
had been brought to tho surface, and
considered It of no value. Finally,
after the lute war, a man of selenium
turn of mind begun to Investigate thl
rock, and ss a result au Industry lm
sprung up that now amounts lo mil
lions of dollar annually.
lu like manner gold miner year af
ter year In their search for gold along
the streams of this 1'leduiont sec
tion have Imhhi finding In their pan
a heavy yellowish sand which they
east aside as worthless. This ha all
been completely reversed lu the last
twenty mouths, aud uowndayt a pro
spector will cast aside fair ssclinent
of gold while prosecuting his search
for inonatlio. To obtain nioiiaslte
from the hundred llttlo stream that
nro fouud lu the mouaxtte belt the
prospector sets out. provided with
shovel and pun, With his shovel he
wtKips out a hole lu I h IhmI of the
strewn or m-nr by It. He g'' through
the alluvial diqioslt until be strikes a
whitish sand and gravel. Of this he
tneks a iuful and washes It out.
carefully examining quality and
qiuiniity. After prosH-ctlng lu is-v-end
different plue he I able to de
ride whether the branch," a these
small streams r cnlh-d In the South,
Is worth working. If It promise well
it trial Is made. Tho top soil Is
strlpsd off from a small area until
the luounxlte stratum Is reached.
That sand Is taken out and carefully
washed. nd If the results are satis
factory then work Is lgun.
Contractors do most of the mining,
taking lenses snd paying a royalty of
front one-seventh lo one fifth, Occa
sionally the mouaxlto , privilege Is
bought straight out, and In some In
stances '.isi nu acre has bii'ii paid.
Sometimes, however, the owners work
their own laud.
Common, unskilled Inlsirers are em
ployed to do the work. "Strippers'
nro the hands who clenr away the
top mill, removing nil timber growing
thereon. They go down to the sand
nnd gravel. The gravel gang couieu
next. They turn It over to the wash
ers, who get out nil gravel, sliver, ami
clay, leaving a mixture of heavy ma
terial behind. This g through n
second washing, nnd (he mnierhil left
Is marketable luoiinitlte.
The washing Is doiio In a wooden
trough from twelve to eighteen feet
In length, twelve huhes wide, and
twelve deep. There Is a cast Iron per
forated plate at the upier end of the
box, through which the mouaxlte
drops, while tho lighter stuff and
clay float away. A stream of water
flows through tho Iwx. Hxport wash
ers receive II a day, but the are
plenty of men w ho do Hits worn fairly
well, and are anxious to work at uh
cents per day. Overseer and time
keeper receive $1.50, This 1 consid
ered fair wages down South, where
there Is llttlo demand for day labor
Tho sand Is alsiut as current as gold
dust, six cents a pound being the av
erage price. It Is estimated that n
group of well-mnnnged hands will
nrnko twlcn their dally wages. Let
ters of Inquiry mine from all countries
seeking Information nlsmt mounr.lle,
and. Judging by the nuinlicr and char
acter of these received by the geolog.
leal survey from various Kurnpenn
countries, the Industry and (ho
amount of money brought Into this
l'ledinont section for monar.llo this
year will hardly amount to less than
f 100,000. Moim.lto has been found In
small quantities In Ilussla, Norway,
lloheinla, and In gold washings in
Hra,11 and In the mica veins at Que
bec, but nowhere has It been found
In such enormous quantities ns lu this
In this country.. Tho vnlue of sand de-
ponds upon tho raro metal, -thulium,
which It (oiitaliis, which Is separated
from the associated material by very
complicated chemical processes, wlilcii
are kept secret from everyone except
those who mnnlpolto the operation.
It Is then used In tho inanufncturn of
Incandescent gns burners of different
Tho finding of irinnnr.Ho Is Urn best
thing that has ever occurred for the
poorer people of tho section lu which
It is found. Hundreds of day laborers
nro now feeding their fatn'llles with
tho money made lu this Industry.
CAPES FOR Sl'M NU.
Thoy Come In Many Styles nnd Are
Miulo of All Sorts of Material.
Capes display a tendency to multi
ply lu style and fulness, and are un
mistakably tho garment most adapted
and most useful for spring wear. Nat
urally they are shorter than those
worn In tho winter, nnd they are
tniido of nil sorts of tnaleiials. such
ns serge, smooth-faced clot lis. per
forated cloth over n darker shade and
bright color, satin and velvet. Thorn
of moro dressy and siiininnry descrlp.
Hon, with beauty, not warmth, to roc.
omtnend them, have a deep yoke of
velvet embroidered with Jet, or ono
of silk thickly covered with spangles,
find double frills of chiffon or in
around tho edge,
A Charming I t tie nnvellv In thU
special lino of frivolity has a yoko i f
grcon spangles, put on so that they
overlap each other like fish stales.
and two frills of qccirdloii-nUilted
black chiffon with satlu stripes on tho
edge, falling below. The ruche of
chiffon around the nock is veiv fntt
and wldo at (ho back, nnd a bunch of
white, roses with plenty of green
loaves U tucked lu at one Bldo hi
Many of the capes nro made with
stolo ends, but tho Frenchwomen con-
sldor It a matronly stylo, so it is not
popular with them. Rutin ribbon nr.
rnngod In loop, on cither sldo of tho
front at tho nock nnd falling In ono
lopg oud is a pretty substitute for tho
. viilll llflll
stole cuds and inucu
In effort. .., ,ia. niificked
Tho cnue ir - - f Wlhi A
tho rapes a Vis n.or. suitably
garment, whh li '"' 'T '. ents., of
rnlbHl a "Zn Z rV&"
l,U" k i'TiT i I k Is de k'd out arouttd
urn rloih are ' 'TrMli.
apptl trimming of 'Dit w
ben.!, snd perforate d r Mil m
hrlght silk lining mak . a ery J
leered "with Jet and Pt
tervals all around b . f. .,,
front Is arranged I" 'M T . (J ,,
slightly overhangs a J -lie " ' t. J
Jetted yoke Is nnlbed "
with Jet and are finished ',u
VaiH'H or coioriHi "" '' ., ...
lice is'tow, ere y ...,.
slel, with l-aded laco an 1 vnr
frill of Jelled net. Tie. niche I made
of klltcl lace ami satin ..
very wldo and full In Urn back. Uuehe
of black taffeta silk pinked o, tie
edge Is an odd trimming f'T l,
and I put on either Hire or f.- r
rows, according to Hie depth f He
aim. They aw very effective In
black cloth or velvet , m .ru
Very pretty Imported m r
mdo of bhi. k br.sfld.-d silk canvas,
with the design embroidered In Is-ads
over mngenta rolorcl silk. Mag.-n a
velvet form lb !" v . "
drawn through a handsome Jet bu',"
, m - j m mmim r
THH MA It KIC1 HI'I'OHT.
I.lvorp.s.1, April l.-Whest, spot,
steady; demand psr; No. 2 red winter.
U M; No, 2 red spring. f SMl ' '
hard Manitoba, f.s No. 1 Califor
nia. U lid. ....
Hop at Itmlon. Tactile coast,
New York!f dull.
San Fraticlw-o-Wheat. shipping. S.V
I obtainable: milting grade are fairly
firm nt tsr,i.V,
p 1 iii. 1111
THE WILLIAMS HOUSE.
limited m-sr lb H. 1. det, im rWoiul street,
i n i i : i i : n i ) i ;n c i o 1 1 m o x.
ROOMS, light, clean and airy.
TABLE supplied with the best in market.
PATRONAGE of the public solicited.
W.W. WILLIAMS, Prop.
City Livery Stables.
Stylish Turnouts Alwavs In Readiness.
Having liilcly urcliitsol tlw mijr hitrmd in tho .tullr of l'rtrr
t'sKk, wo uni now Is-ltcr jwikuy! lliiui ever to meet the demands oi
the jiublio ns we nrn now making and nro iirrpttring to tuiiko many
stilmlanlliil, itiijiroveomiitrt. TeamM tnitrdotl hy the day or month.
i raveling men a ajM-eiaiiy.
11. M. KTK.
ESTES &, ELKINS.
Draying and - Hauling,
Charges Low and
You will nnd mir lenm. . the ,uvt, or !
sml Plum I'nrvfully niovnt,
m INERT STABLE.
C O. Groves, Proprietor.
East Sido Railroad street
Can ful driver ami t,ats fuilho, for Tmvrllng lwn
llorsrs hourilrdLy the (I(J., Wwi, r 111(Hhi
TO SALEM DAILY
The Steamer Alice A.
Geo. Skinner, Pron
Will ll'live Inill'lHMIilclicit evnrw rf... u
FARE5ocentseachway. For Freight and Passage,
apply on board. ubc,
The WEST SIDE
. . rum
PRICES THE LOWEST.
A. W. DooksteacW
(Siicoeimor to Charlon hi...i " '
Gily M ad Transfer Co.
Haullaj don at n.hin taT 6 '
p. I. HUE I C).,
Mepritiu lib futcrf
OmCI AND FACTORY
y u lbs C suwt
Ytw esa ft t""
Wagon Repairing ol A!
H. 1 (UH. Proprietor.
n BIHBER W
W. H. Ry-
KELLEY & ROY Proprietors.
W, 11. lJOR
lev, r,U.r. M ,i -l ,k). Kurntu
, near Little Palace Hotel.
WORK THE BEST.
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East and Sou?
nf llwu. .
('ItfortiU l,rr. ilft.
i ii un. i.(n lrr
West Side n,w:
Mll tmln 4.ii)i totny
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At Aitof ami -.m. ."
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4 FoHtand antl Vnaa
AMI. .il TiVvwtif.
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thftnh HrkM. lo .a (ml!) fct
fnna f, M. SI l tit, A, t!2
tC Kl:itll.it. Kr.itr
Mir--r At.( r K
Will (vmiiilt ihtit btt
trmU by parrluMtbi
SASH AND DEC
of llr rrlin'il. atsiuViet;
M. t. cro;
r to Krij-mu A VstJkt
Ktitfur pitM snd ornlti 4x
all ii lunJ.
Horees Fed by the!
Week or Month.:
Best of Attention Given S
Left in Charp.
INIlKPKNPEXCR . ?E
Prescott 8c Ven
FIR and HARDWOC
Rouh and Dre
J, A. WHEELER. Mi
Imitetan Siwdtn. I
Mak money irhtlcl
ll.nt tlrwnhr. tvrty '
poultry biMiueM. .i
fETAlCI.1 A ISCTOAlTt (rfl
(lilt buHDCMCOIMllHinl t MO0'J.SlTt
Oos Omci is Orw.iu U- w
CMKi'W iemto fc
remot lrm Vhmi;iun.
Scad minirl. ttiinc PT?" t k
COkl Vl MUM) In lh U. 0. " v"
On, P.TtNT Orricc. izZi"
i! fftri f V clean, a
jt, ii"'" , (mis "r .
m t . , ,.nlll.
Slab Wood f,r