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The Llama's Curse. 8
HB waiter brought us our order
and tht chaug out of Tom Mor
tou' half overlgn. 1 pushed the
tatter over toward him with my left
lour chang. Tom." ald I.
'Yea, of court," aald Tom, who was
lal.a.oluxl in in lIOrT HP " li-i,"H
. .... . ...in,...
in, lit put out hla hand as If to pick
th moucy up, but cemed to remember
Aomethlng, for he drew hla baud back
Good heaven!" aald he. "nud 1 had
1I took out hla liaudkcrehlcr, wrap
ped It around the forefinger of Ma right
maud, and then,-with the forefinger so
covered, gently aernped the money to
rwail hliu, piece by piece, and earnestly
looked at each coin.
"Now. l.Hk here. Tom, saltl
11 a very pretty story that vti hue
,Wu tolling me. hut don't try and give
!lt an air of reality by a performnuyii
' "You eau believe It or not. Just as you
'like." aald Tom, "but 1 tell you. Fred,
ithat idee of money Is coming along
ithla way some dny. I have seen It
jtmoe, nd-l left It on the table. You
Idou't catch me touching any ooln while
II am eertaln that one I In rlreuhilioif.
But let ine conclude what 1 was lelllug
I "4nt 1 w 'be most peculiar
'place you could think or, and one, of
W first duties waa to present onroelvw
;to tli Grand Mama. We had to gel
,palauquln, for It waa only meet that
jKuroiwnna of our Importance sliouM
Hfo lu atate, and It was while en route
that we uddeuly came to the praying
mllL This wa a aort of 'round about,'
!whh huge wooden post a sticking out
!at the side, which every Huddlilst pans
dug waa supposed to take hold of. aud
jluh the mill round at least otu
f "What caused Phil to do what he did
iien I don't know, but something seem
ed to Impel him to get out of the palau
quln, make a run over to 'the mill,
catch hold of one of the wooden posts
and commence to push It around at lt
topmost pace. The s.pmre where the
'mill was erected waa pretty well tilled
with jwople, aud wheu some of those
iw What had been done they came
rushing toward us, shouting ami gestic
ulating, l'hll had undoubtedly m
'lulttetl a sacrilege, aud I was fearful
for hla safety. These fanatical Mougo
Sluus, once their religion W auf?ed In
ny shape or form, would certainly
have uo mercy upon the assailant.
-ruil came hurriedly back t? me.
Jumped Into the palampiln, aud order
ed the bearers to get ou. Hut thy
;were struck dumb with tenor. The
mob came for us, smashed lu the floor
ef the piilanquln. dragged us out. nud
for two minutes there waa the liveliest
tight ou record going on. We got the
,worst of It, aud bruised, bleeding and
Jusvnslble. were carted ofT to prison.
"We were, taken before the Grand
Llama, aud then and there he ordered
ua to be sent across the Siberian from
(tier with the utmost dispatch. '1 he
ext dny we were hurried along under
, I. ....... ....I
kn t'KCOrl Ot BOIUiers, Hliu ll nna uu,
long before we arrived at the frontier,
(the towu of Mlnmatshln, which really
Ja the Mongolian porilou of Klukla. We
(were taken along to the yellow posts
.which marked the actual frontier, uud
there the soldiers of the Llama stopped.
tVe were removed from the palaiiiiilu
In w hich we had been carried, ami were
commanded to sit down a few yard
from the posts. Nol tweuty feet away
were tlie black aud white posts of the
Husslans, aud It was Indeed something
to gladden our eyes to see the browu
coot and the astrachon fei of the Hus
lan Cossack who stood there on sen
dry. - '-
) "Our guards spread themselves out,
then there came forward a Huddlilst
priest, who began to talk to us In a
Jargon which, of course, we could not
understand. He finished at length aud
produced from his robe a wire ou which
fwere threaded some hundreds of brass
.cash,' which the Chinese always carry.
He took two of the 'cash' off the wire
and laid them In
front of us ou thu!nu '"slant only. -In .that Instant the
"Then the priest began waving his
anus about, and the Mongolians took
wut their hand prayer mills aud begun,
turning them for all they were worth.
The voice of the priest then rose ou the
air. He said three or four words am
pat deliberately at each of the coins,
jwhleh hud been put on the ground be
"That was all. The priest departed,
the soldier escorted us to the posts, the
Russian sentry presented his rifle and
.we presented our passports. ,t We pass
ed over and breathed the compitru lively
free air of Itussla. Our first duty when
yre were In Kliiktu was to go straight
to the governor und lay our complaint
before him. He was agitated when he
lieard of the ceremony ut the frontier,
and told us that the Buddhist priest
tad put Into circulation two coins
(which had received the sun god's curse,
and that these coins would circulate,
throughout the world, harmless to
everybody except the two they were
destined for. The instant possession of
either of these by the person cursed
.would mean Immediate destruction.
' "Nor was tills all the coins might
not come to us as brass 'cash,' tliey
might come to us as a. kopeck piece, or
as a rouble; as marks or pfennigs, as
francs or centimes, as anything, wher
ever we might be. We should never
know when they were coming; we
ahould take them In the ordinary way;
we should handle them, but only for
one moment; the next moment , we
should be dead." m
One day Tom sent for me, nnd It was
to tell me Hint he was going to be mar
ried. This struck me as something pe
culiar, for I hod thought Tom Morton
was one of the lust men likely to (all
In love. The wedding duly came off,
everybody was pleased, and Tom und
Ids bride went away to the south of
France. A few more weeks rolled by
and Tom returned. There was to be a
reception at their London house, nnd
(the Invitation Which was sent tile wus
tine which I could not well refuse.
J In the evening I hud the opportunity
of a chat with Tom. We had gone out
on the balcony, which overlooked the
garden, and there I purposely made
reference to the superstition which he
bad for the Llama's coin.
-remaps," sum i, "now that you
have gone unscathed all these years,
you aro beginning to lose faith lu the
potency of that prophecy?"
"Well, to tell you the truth." said
Tom, "I am getting a little shuky about
It, and when one begins to reason, su
perstition on any subject Is likely to
cct knocked out. It has struck me that
after all It may be but mere foolery.".
We entered the room once more, but I
was dying for a smoke, ami, making
some excuse, 1 slipped away to the
inoklug room. 1 had been sittiug there
about the minute wheu Tom Mot'tott
"What do you (hlukr be said. "My
wife has iol this Mongolian story Into
her head so much that die Is perfectly
ridiculous. Kite lias bceu telling every
body about It, and, of course, they am
nil laughing, and the worst of It all la
that she Is laughing with them at me.
Hut conic, come, old fellow, 1 waul to
show ymt sonurthlug." , , ; ' ;'i "
1 lose, threw my cigarette end away,
and followed him. We went along the
corridor to the drawing room, which
was crowded, ami even mm w entered
I lieard Mrs. Morlou'a voice.
,"1 really do believe It will bo such
fun," she was saying, "Here comes
Tom. ami now we will try. A ruin. If
you please, from each of you. lt me
see--how many are there here J (wen
ty good! (lieu 1 want twenty-si,
".Now, Tom," she said, ''take off jtiut
wretched glove una le( us de'iuoiutVutu
tout you can touch mouey with your
Tom was pale, and 1 saw his brow
shining wlili perspiration. lie mutter
ed something, but. what It whs wax lost
in the laughter und hunter which went
around the room. With a ipiick, liu
pnlslvtt movement, he drew oil his right
glove, j; f V ; . . " . 1
"Well." he said, ami 1 saw hit lip
wteuthe Into a hard, uumlrthful smile,
"1 will take the colna Just to show you
that 1 am not afraid."
Then, one by ouc, bis wife counted
out the coins Into lit baud. Tweuty
were already there, wheu, tumble to
ccutrol the Impulse which came over
me, 1 started up, and cried; "Ir It,
Tom. Why challenge such a thlug as
. He looked nt me, ami I saw how pale
and how stern wns hla fac. He said
nothing to me, but merely turned lo his
wife with the whisper: "l!oou"
"T Wctity-oue, twcuty-iwu.1 twenty
three, twenty-four, twenty five, hveuiy
six. twenly-seveu '
"Twenty seven," I cried, "what Is
that, then are only twenty-six peopln
here, there Is a mis " Hut I could get
u further. . Tom hod atttggcred back,
his body shrunken lu slv-.e. He fell to
the door, A death-like alienee fell ever
the attH'tiihhige. I 'strode "over io my
friend's prostrate form.
Tom was dead and cold, and In his
riuht hand liter er twetity-seveu
coins. I looked nt the lop one; li was a
(iermtiu piece, value twenty marks. I
look It to Hie light and gazed upon It.
Across the prollle of Kmpernr William
II. 1 saw a mark wlihh described a Hue
m uu re, uud then 1 knew that Hie
Llama's curse ut length had hud effect
-l'euuy l'lctorul Magiulue.
WHY CSAR CROSSED RUBICON
A Mutenmn' OratorU-Hl uert An-
rril by the I'ructliiil Hmult liny.
A certain member of the House of
Itepreseiitatlves was culled ou not loii(
ug to deliver a few remarks to a gath
ering of Monday school scholar, and
he chose "lictermlnatlotk" ns the theme
of his discourse.- Hanging along among
those character! In history who have
made themselves familiar by their cour
age nud resolutlou, ho logically touch
ed upon the career of Julius Caesar.
"And lust," he said lu uu oratorical
(light, Julius Caesar, tilled with the
spirit that leads men on to glory nail to
everlasting fame, looked toward the
wonderful capital of hi country sitting
ou her seven hills ami from her throne
of beauty ruling the world. He felt
the pulses of his future greiitm-ss throb
bing In his coursing veins ami from his
serried leglous' front, far to the north,
he saw the pntb that stretched from
the tent door of the plain comumuder
of the Human soldiery to the goldcu
steps of tliu Imperial structure that
crowned the Cnpltollne hill. Then he
gave the order to march aud the hosts'
swept shouting forward until their
course was slopped by the rolling floods
of n mighty stream rushing reslstlessly
to the sea. Here Caenar halted, but for
glorious visions of more glorious Home
tilled his ambitious being and Caesar
crossed the Itllblcon. , Crossed the Itu
bieoii," he repented to Intensify hla
period, and tlieu asked with all (lie bar
rator's favor; "Anil why did Caesar
cross t lie Itublcou? I ask you, why did
Caesar cross (he Hulilcon?"
"1 know," piped up a small boy he
Tore the speaker could get .to his next
sentence. "He crossed It because he
wanted to git on the other side," ami
there spread over the Imy's face such
an Innocent look of pleased triumph lu
having helped the orator out that it was
really heartless to reprove lilm. Hut
It crippled the speech badly. Washing
Ha in boo ()u!a and Coconniit TfsrU
Koiincl In th rbillpplnca.
Among other queer things found In
the rlilllpplnes are vegetable gems.
There are not many of them, though.
The bum boo Is empty normally. O'l
might cut open a Jungle of the glanl
grass and Uud unaltered hollowness.
Hut once lu a million times or in or
accident brings to light In the burn hoc
stem a gem; nature has molded luto I
lump a little of the flinty mater'.oi
which makes the outer stem so hard.
The nodule usually presents the fl
peurance of flu opal, nnd aerenil speci
mens are In the museums which lepro
duce t lie characteristic lines of thai
gem. These nodule are kno'vn hi
labaceer. It Is Interesting to note thai
the first chemical and ' niliieraloglcal
examination of them was nimbi by tht
.Limes Smlihson whose munificence es
tablislied the first of the scientific bu
reaus of the American government.
In the condition In which the fruit Is
known In the United Stales the uilllt In
the cocoiinul Is considered lis onli eon
tents; The reully 'ripe 'tint, however, "Is
tilled wlili a white spongy mass, rich In
the finest oil which the nut produces.
This sponge Is exposod to J ho hot sun
for two or three days In a wooden
trough until .thoroughly pulped. The
hist of theVll s then ' extracted ''.-.by
squeezing the soft spoili'e In the hands.
Very rarely Mils careful bundling has
developed the presence of small spheres
which have much of the luster of the
pearl. Klglit or ten of these cocoa nut
j I"'lir,H' discovered in the I'hlllpplnes,
'we treasured In European museums,
I They range from the size of a pin head
to that of a very small pea.-Xow York
What He Wa A fro Id Of.
Ittulolpli Wliy did you Insist on her
reluming your letters after the engage
ment was broken? .' " '
'Algernon I., was afraid she would
charge me storage. Atlanta Journal,
All of us "put ou" more or less.
T GREAT DRIDOE OF STEEL, "
Auollirr V tMructnra In VoiiiK-it
, HiMiik it ii oil Vut-kt '.
Hiroklyu budge o. U has now roach
cd aucb a slime of It coustructlou as
to uioiu. the dully tuieresi of all cltl
xens of gteatcr New York whose b'il
ness u tiuusacted ou Manhuiiau 1st
uud uud whose hollies HI' lu Hi City
iiio seeoiid ItrooLlvn hi'ldte will be
l.iusi feel In length, or four and one
half feet longer between -tliu lowen
timu the present bridge, and will l
tin lnrgesl lnn lure of the kind lu (he
win l.l. In lMi", Him uliins were umdo
and lu tin fall of the work
begun with t e cilssoiis for the N
York lower. Thes were, built tl
Hrooklvn sld and then tukeii lien
the river and auchoied on the fount
Hons, tilled ui with eonerele aud ou t
9f ibis work the granite piers wer built
which support the lower, in oi
of building thes granite supiHiris w
a tUmcult one. (in lis luooklyn
tin structure extends 1UM feet below I
high wnler Hue Hud feet above I
same line, aud as the great masse
siouo were unloaded and made rea
fr I'lio e In the structure nud as I ho
sand of ion of the sum niassli
building material wer piled up lu th
towkh or til mw atiipos.
great anchorag block, which contain
about o.tsKi yards of uiitscury, inn uy
observer of the work believed Hint the
biidg would lie another simiu struc
ture. : When the pier were finished Hi
structural iel made Its apearanee,
and till ha beeu used exclusively lu
the construction of the great tower.
Thl material; will gUe tue bridge a
lighter ntnl more graceful nppetirnncu
than the present bridge, although It
w)ll be larger than bridge No, I lu many
rptct, Th tower will each cu
lulu about !t.tU"i pnmid of metal,
and' from these monster untight. Wi
feet high, the cable npportlng the
bridge will Ie bung. 1 hesc cable will
support only Hie inatu spun. Lk" feel
above the water; Ihe approaches will lie
tccl viaduct, extending on the New
York side a far as .Norfolk street and
on the Kruoklyu sld to llaveiucyer
street, h ' ' '
The spans between the anchorage slid
the main span will be cantilever. The
structure will lie US feet wide uud will
iiava four track for" trolley cars, two
truck for elevated trains, two drive
way, two promeuade aud two blcyc-J
path. ' . j '
BIROS THAT DO NOT $INQ. ;
They Kr HutaiinilMr the Maclclan of
th Kthra pntiir, .
(singing I applied to bird lu the same
sctise that It I' to huiniiB belugs-lb
utterance of musical note. Kvery per
son make vocul sound of some kind,
but uinuy persons never attempt to
King. Ho It Is with bird. The eugle
scream, the owl hoots, the wild gooao
honk, the crow cgw. but noue fieie
discordant sound can be called lnjp
lug. . , ' '
Vvitb the poet, the singing of birds
menus merry, llght heurted JuyoiisneSs,
and most of us uropoctlc enough to
view It In the same 'way. Bird slug
most In the spring and the curly sum
mer, those happiest season of the year,
while employed lu nest liulidlng and lu
retiring their young. Many of our most
musical singers aro silent all the rest
of the year; at least they utter only low
chirping. It Is natural, therefore, that
lovers of bird should regard their sing
ing a purely an expression of Joy In
the returning spring, aud lu their happy
Outside of what are properly classed
as song birds there are many sM'cles
that never pretend to sing; lu fact, these
far outnumber the musicians. They In
clude the water bird of every kind; both
swimmers and waders, all the birds of
prey, eagles, hawks, owls and vultures;
huh nil the gallinaceous tribes, compris
ing pheasants, partridges, turkeys and
cbUkcns, The gobble of Ihe. turkey
cock, the delluut crow of Ihe "bob
while,' tire none of them true singing;
yet It Is quite prolmble that all of these
sound are uttered with precisely simi
lar motives to tliose that Inspire the
sweet warbling of i Ihe song-sparrow,
the clear whistle of the roblus or the
thrilling miyilc of tho wood-thrush,
Hut naturalist 'have set apart a very
largo group as song birds, aud even
among these there are many species
that never sing at all. Birds are group
ed according to their anatomical char
acteristics, the structure of their bones,
bills, feet aud, wing, Aud thus we
have the songless song birds, looking at
tho matter from the standpoint of the
classifying uaturullst. Philadelphia
PREMATURE BURIAL SIGNAL
Device to Prevent the Possibility of
HeliiK Hurled Alive. . ,
The honor of being burled alive Is a
cause of worrlment to many people
long before death, and the stories fre
quently seen lu the paper of cases of
DKVICK TO INDICATE TDK AWAKSNINO.
thl kind cause one to shudder aud
wonder If It Is not possible to prevent
this. This thought has, no doubt, led
Walter J. McKnight ot Buffalo, N. Y
to devise the electrically operated ap
paratus bere Illustrated. There huve
been times when -the doctors hnve pro
nounced the person dead nnd life hns
returned later, sometimes after the
f&f W VaSl
fctirla? had lakcfl place. This wbre
Ihe utility of tlieappaiAjmi would prove
Itself. at It form a menu uf direct
cotuniuiiicstlon with the sinfuvu uf the
fioMiid.iaud give a warning nignai the
Instant a movement of tlie body occur,
Which would Hilmlt of the cotnu Mug
exhumed oftetillme befuiw th victim
fairly realised Ihe horror of ih sltttu
tlou. The mode of operation 1 simple;
a pair of contact points being attached
to the under side of tb eoilln lid, lu
close proximity to the hands n ttd chest,
so thin the slightest movement will
lause'tl'ie points lo loin li nud cninpleln
nit electric circuit in start A hu rIIK
lug on the surface, Toe wire run
through a tube 'lu passing from tit cir
cuit cbmer to Hie bell, and this mi n.
low a circulation uf air aud also pro
vide a means of communication with
Ihe burled pel sou, , ; " '
, I'oMun In a Trwok I'arm,''
There arenver IKX) acres of I'blla
delphla laud under cultivation south
of rmler slreet. It) the district knowu
a ihe Neck, nud there I tuny living
In ticnnaniowii a mail who has amass
ed a fjitune of Ji.VsysMi hi raising early
vegetables In that locality. Hj wo
sou are still engaged lit truck farm
ing, althougli (hey have not the same
chance a their father had. during Hie
civil war. when spinach nld for M a
barrel and onions broiubl aij a bar-
rel, The father, with hi half million,
ha rejuoved h.. liadnim country
Ho wa an fpu" and at thr'age of
21, having lsj,n bound u a vhWl
be went with another mau tafwV a
farm on shan't. , fiM'(,
able to take 'arm' of his i a , nd
auoce crowded bin effort, if In I. '
day the farmcTjoolrtrte-
to market and sold It direct H tliiTttiiK
suiuer without ihe aid tufjh eomiul
lon merchant, , Tim wo, iheia war
uo compctlilou from the Kouih In Hi
matter of early vegetable. Th Ulmr
of My could b had for fcl or H a
week, but all thl I now changed, On
Porter street between Tlilrtetnlli hd
Sixl-ulL them s.y two large nubile
school houses, ami (he boy who used
to work on the farm now ,siteuil
chmd. The farmers are c-ontequonily
obliged to employ men and pay fhem
f'J a week.-Philadelphia Itecord.'
ih I'reNerved In e, 1
Slate Hsh and Oaiue 'iimuilloBer
Jtduitou U ou of the oldest cowboy
In lh Htale, He I an except louully
eiiicrtnlulug talker and a mail who lu
mist yen r has Is-eu cunldcrcd modest,
truthful aud kind to those elly In
duced to believe mlorlc conccruliig lh
beast of the field aud the (Who of the
." ' ' ' ' .,
' Hue he has apparently changed, Thl
morning he claim to have ceti i man
who saw a tlsii frosen in the he lu the
peri-chiiil gVacler ou the uor(i J of
Long' Pek. ' . " . '
"The story Is a Iru one." ssld Mr.
Juhnsou, "for Hi man who told II to
me I a clenilst aud 'one of th most
inomlneut men lu the coiintrv.V III
discovery will Ik announced to the de
partment at Washington ami a scien
tific Investigation may follow. He tell'
in the flh appears to be about elgh- ,
teen ftt lu length, a nearly one
could estlmat ItHiklug through a field
"Hut there sre no freshwater 81101
uch proorilons," wa veine (j,
Ttsn't a fresh-water Smi It
salt water fish." '
"Hue how did It get there "i"
"Knslly enough lo a !: n.n. kuil ,
flh ha lieeti frozen In the Ice ciicitf j
there ever sluer the time of Hip i.
hen all thl laud s Inuudated I siat
1 the reason the find I au linporiaut
one. -Oetiver Time.
' 1 .'
Hie rtlng la the Chicken liesine.'
There I 'a story told of a slirewil
Yankee who began lu business without
any capital at all.
.He borrowed abroody ben from e
neighbor and a acitlug of egg from
another. . , , ...
Having set the ben he soon bad a
fine brood of chicks, bat was now in a
dilemma as to how he could pay back
those eggs. ' '
lie llnaljy solved the dllllciilty vy
keeping the hen until she had laid the
required number of egg, when he re
turned Isiih the heu aud the eggs, and
guesMiMl he had a flue a tot of chick-
t.s a anybody, Aud iM it a cheap,
too. There, are men In western Ne
braska who claim a good start from a
borrowed cow, but the operation can
hardly have been as smooth as tltls,-
Oram Allen' He one of Justice. r,
The Post of Philadelphia I responsi
ble for the following atory of "(.rant
Allen' Hetiso of Justice." lie had, It
appears, written a paper upon Insect
and bug ami sent It to his publisher.
lu It he minutely described both the
bud and good side of hi subjects,
several days after be bad dispatched
the manuscript he wrote to the pub
lisher; "Iteiurn at once proofs of chap
ter ou bugs. I. have found out that I
have done ono of them an Injustice,- 1
dreamt alsttit him all ono night, after
I mailed the matter to you, ami he
looked at me witn reproucnrui eye ana Legislature, was widely. copied aud af
ald I had made him out ww thnilTfJr.i. j-,,ulch aumseuient. According
he wa. lu looklng up hi history from
later source I hove-found out tjisi a-
wa right." - 1,
noatstoHun In fit n
Two distinct euiosiUus lit Atncricau
ablpbutldlng have been recently com-;
Dieted In Ban Franciuco. Tney ale
stern-wheel luunche -thaV whcn'Tdati
ed, will draw but six Inches of water.
They have met an icais bo rnr sucoess-,
fully, and with their light, compact
little engines, easily make seven knots
an hour In a six-Inch water basin.
Plioy aro to be used In tho Amoor
Iver, Liberia, a shallow stream of local
commercial Importance. -
' ' ' ',':';
Mortality Among Hospital Nurses.
Mortality among hospital nurses is
startling. It has been ascertained that
a healthy girl of 17, devoting herself to
hospital nursing, die on au nyerage
twenty-one years sooner "thup if girl of
the same ie moving among flie gen-
nil population. A hospital burse at the
age of 25 has the same expectation of
life a a person at the age of 08 lo the
Utah Has Much Asphalt. 1
Should iuo supply of usphult at Trini
dad become exhausted, according to au
xpert In the use of tbl material, a still
el uter bed which underlies a vust area
of ground near Fort Duebesuc, Utah,
may be drawn upon. The ground la
now part of an Indian reservation.
A girl who take two hat 'bin's to
fasten her hat on her hair, which then
will not stay on, ought to be lost in ad
miration of the bald-headed men.
Nothing In the world looks easier or
more prosperous than a uot her man'
business. ' ' .
The proprietor of a hotel resembles a
multitude, being a boat In himself.
MILLIONAIRES IN ALL" LANDS.
Kverjr llo'llii Me A mime- lt
UiliM with Immcatke Wath,,.
Oeruiiiii; Is uut gcuerally regarded at
a buitl of rich uieu, aud yet th gulden
book should have a very larg sectjou
deyoted to Uvrulauy and Austrla-lluu-gury..
It Is true that most of tbe uamei
wouhl hav piiuc before theui, 'but,
being of myul blood, doe not alter'the
I act of wealth.. Without counting the
private properties of the soverelgui
who ought uot to be Included, there are
u ikru or so Teutonic' highnesses
whose wealth, not merely la laud but
la money, I enormoii. , l'or lustum,
thai uf ihe father of the present Piin'c
of Bulgaria whs counted by many mil
ium sterling.. Many of the Uuiliroued
mouarch agaly are very rich, for rol
cu exll ha ceased to be a syuouyiu for
powrty; No one, of course, know the
exact wealth or Ihe Orleuu family, but
It very great, aud even Ihe Bourbon
are well off. Hon Carlo, lu spit of
the money he lias spent on Spanish aud
other adventures, I a millionaire. '
The Ittisslun cmplru would also make
a good show, for, although the great
lauded proprietor have suffered of late
yciir, utility of the uieniiuut and
financier huve don exceedingly well.
If rumor I lo be trusted, some uf the
olttclal are also very rich. Fabulous
sum ere attributed to one tn particu
lar, , The millionaire of Africa would,
we suppose, h coutltieil to Klmbriiey
If.. ...I llitii'M Itfm
fni7'Z I n Ca I ro a moii g t he
Levii:liw colony, Asia wilt probably
make a very icspetiable how ,lu Jh
gold-i. hook. , It true that In the
TiulUli and Persian empires uillllou-
ire never loug lived, aud tht fact
kul te IheU nonexistence, but for all
that, sum of tho Wmyrua Greek and
.I'aiiuiscus Jew ought to' be able to
giu" admission, India, ou th other
baud, If th native prince who do, uot
posses sovereign lights are counted,
n they must be, contain a great num
ber of rxtremrly rich men. Not only
are thvr uietvbant In the great title
w ho are worth several .million lu per
sonal property, but thcr era also four
or live great Zemlmlors who have lu
eoitiri which reprewmt the lnturt ou
twour lhn million sterling. The re
action nitalust thlnklug of India a a
place of wealth has In tuet been carried
too far, and w are apt to forget that
primely fortune are (till mad and
Th truth almtit tho Chine fortune
would be most curious If It could be dis
covered, t'lifortuiiatety, li Is the laud
of Ihe cryptomllllonalri-s, of the men,
w ho live lu little low bouse and hoard
gold lugol In the shape of Naplea bis
culls., lu Is known, however, that th
Empress Dowager I among the richest,
If not the richest, person alive; while
U Hung Chang, unit he has lately
bm plundered, which I uullkely. must
also have vast wealth. Outside t.'hlua
Ihe Chinese are often very rich, and
dure.io show their wealth, l'or exam
ple, It Is always said, aud so far as
kuown, with truth, that several of the
Chines merchant of Klugapor are im n
of enormous rlche. With the Amerl
cau mlllloitnlre. It I hardly necessary
10 drat, What place 1 not full of th
report of his dollars? It should, how
ever, be rioted that, though one or two
of the American' fortune! are beyond
he dreams ot avarice, the Dumber of
"w arm men" t. tn proportion to (sipu--tttn,'ttten
great at It I here, There
that I' . not o mauy great, but far
more sum!!, millionaire In Knglaud.
l b U nti " ! o reaches f5,(liiO,(SlO Is apt
liner tii It all again, or else to turn
11 Into ."', tl.lSSI or SHKMSHl.tsUtl,
Hpiiiivli N'litli America Is not, as a
rule, i. tn ltd a a place of rich men.
y.t. a e niter of fact, Chill, Mexico,
Bruxll aud Hi Argentine Uepublic hav
all within the last thirty year pro
duced fortunes on the great scale, and
uot very long ago Ihe greatest heiress
lu the world wa nld to be the only
daughter of A Koutb Amerlcau millionaire.-London
An Uvea Kit-hang.
A good Irish story will bear consider
able retelllug. Knch. evidently, Is the
view of Coi'iihllLMaasxIue, fsom which
the following example I taken;
Chief Bsrou O'llrady was uiiee trying
a cus In au asslre towu where the
courthouse abutted ou the green. A fair
was In progress, ami just outside the
court a numlier of ne were tethered.
A counsel was addressing the court
one of these began to bray, .
1 Instantly the chief baron oJpePthe
speaker. "Walt a moment, Mr. Bushe,"
hesaM. "I cau't ear two at ome,"
The court roared, and the advocate
grew red, But prescutly, when li came
to uiumlug up, the Judge was lu full
awing when another ass struck In,
whether by the counsel's contrivance
or uot, who shall say; Anyhow-, up
Jumped Mr. Bushe, w ith his baud to his
ear, and said:
"Would yutir lordship speak a little
louder.? There's such an echo lu the
court." - 1
Some of the early law of Nebraska
were unusuul, If one may suppose the
wording of them to huve beeu Inien
tlonnl. One such law. enacted by the
to its wording It licensed and regulated
lie sale of twenty-five dollars, nud
com .fitted nay unfortunate Justice to
Jui us made him puy costs, If he rem
nt.! Judgment lu carrying out the
rutmli'etnents of the act.
"For the violation' of the third section
-ef-wie act to license and regulate the
sale of malt, splrltous aud vinous llq
uors, twenty-five dollars aud on proof
of (he violation of said sectlou, or auy
part thereof, tho Justice shall rendei
Judgment for the whole amottut ,ol
Cowls, and be commuted to the common
Jnll untll the sum Is paid."
Dropping a Iietler, -
'An enterprising Sixth street restau
rant proprietor hung out a large black
board slgu the other day, with the fol
lowing announcement; "You can't beat
our 15-cent dinners." This sign prov
ed to be a good drawing card until a
young man of humorous turu of 'mind
cuibe along. The latter, seeing" the
sign, stopped, and, after scrutinizing
It closely, smiled one of those smiles
which Iwde no one any good. Ho wult
ed unrll none of the employes were
watchliig, and taking out his handker
chief, he erased the letter "b" from the
word beat. The transformation was
complete, and It wns not until a crowd
had collected that the proprietor of the
restaurant discovered why there was
A lurger crowd outside than Inside.
Philadelphia Record. ?
Over sixty "labor temples" or trades
union headquarters are now In'roiirsc
of construction 1n. various cities and
towns In the United State and Can-
fldll. '"'',; "'' I 4-y '
A man's experience . In life ofieu
cause ' him to " wonder If-1 a mirror
wusn't broken the day be was born. , 5 ' .
If you had to find five good friends,
e be hanged, would you fvel easy
CARD PLAYERS1 LUCK.
INFLUENCED BY ALL SORTS OF
j?' TRIVIAL THINGS. ... . .
Kvrr 'On Who "HII U a Poh.r
(laaae Ha' HI J'I eaperstllloa
Ko.i1 1-l.jr that la' II. laUatll
liol Approach Uauibllner,
i f ,'. . t
Card player arc a uiost supersti
tious iit," aid a business iuau who
A ill occasionally "stt" lu ' little game
wheu the limit I to Id liking eua me
coinpBy'tt exceptionable quality.
: N'i here wa a new one em lue th
other uight," h continued, "for uu of
the lueu wbeu w were laklug seal
Khlfted hi position because be wauled
to play wlili the gialu of. lh , table.
Thai l, he wanted the card to come lo
him with the grain of the round table,
and not croiswsy. This was a new
uud, lis I a Id, hut ft recalled the fact
that all of them have a weakness. For
Instance, where I the card player who
will play eard while soin outsider ha
a foot ou ihe rung of hi chair) Then
there Is the other fellow who will get
up aud walk arouud his' chair to change
hi luck, aud the other who Hill never
Hud a chip If he I winning. Why, 1
saw a man the other uight who refused
a chip or two to a neighbor lu the
game, but b went down In hla frous-
.er, polled a roll, handed hi friend au
X, and told him lo buy few from tn
banker. . ..' . '
, "l'oker, loo. hss given ibe country
some of the rlcbcii of slaug. Take the.
word WuiT.' aud where cau you Had a
bettet' word! It I completely accepted
now by the beat of writer" everywhere,
lu thl coniitry and Knglaud, too.
" 'Htudiug pat' wa used lit a court
room a shore tint ago. Home lawyer
wa awked by lb Judge what he In
tended to do .after a certain declsiou
had leeu rendered on n mollou.' He
said he gueswd be would 'atand pal.'
II wasn't strange that the Judge com
pihei)del the aliiiNllon, aid without a
word went ou after Ihe ether lawyer
said Hint his opponent would do well
lo draw rants, s standing pat had no
terror for him.' More than that; every
reference Whs thoroughly limlersbsMf
by every lawyer within the railing. It
waa Just at ibis time ihni the Judge
added to the coufuslou by ordering ou
of the tin II I (Tn to turn on the sjcaut, a
hi feet were cold." For the liHteui -f
Ihe Uninitiated It I worth saying ihnt
Hi cfdil feet refer lo a habit of kiuid
small irnmblers who play for the Money
that I In It. saying as an excuse, 'My
feet are cold,' and getting out of the
game wheu they are ahead.
"That reminds me, that women, a
well a men are natural gambler, and
In conaeipieuce there have lieeu many
friendships of long standing among
women rulued forever by progressive
euchre. Wtiy, 1 have played In games
where the cheating of some of the wo
men wa palpable to a man who I
accustomed to card playing a the nose
on your face. . But I said uo thing, a
the woman would have been mad and
denied everything and placed me lu Ihe
hole. Ixiok at Ihe prise they play fur
now. " " : ' " '
"There the head prlae for nierf and
women, and the booby or conoltlon
prise for men. Then there are second
and third prlxea, aud th prixe for mak
ing the greatest puuiber of poluls. nnd
the prlxe for the least number, and a
prlxo for the greatest number of mis
takes, end th Ixirtl know how many
other. It Is A regular gambling game,
but those who Indulge-In that kind of
sport will Jump 4in a man who plays a
little quiet game of oker at home.
"Nor Is the gambling spirit obliter
ated from the progressive social gumes
entirely, for there was a game I heard
of where the head prlxe wa made up
of Ave M gold uleccs all tied up with
blue ribbon, and yoil bet the men In
that game were working hard for tho
head -prise, for soma of them wauled
that twenty live with a want that must
be filled,, I expect some of them cheat
ed, but a a lady, who waa guest at
the home of the bosh, got alt the
nfoh, and the hostess did the pouching
of the tickets, there was a faint susjile.
Ion that a few "extra bole got Into the
young lady' card by mltnk-on pun
poe. ,But,'ef course,-, 1 Atm'i make a
charge like that; I'm only thlnklug."
Chicago Inter Ocean. , .
SMOKERS' CANCER FALLACIES.
General Oram'. )lnrs Paid lu lie
. . '.j .Nol .llu lo Tobacco. , ,
Notwithstanding all the good argu
ments that have Iveon. offered against
Ibe evil of excessive smoking It cau.
hardly be claimed that the hublt Is en
tlndy rceimuslble for the production of
cancer of the Hps, mouth or throat.
Since the. Illness 0f tjeneral iirant It
has 1H'U the popular Relief that the
dreaded disease from which , he, suf
fered was caused by hi overindulg
ence In tobacco. ,1
The facts, however", do not by any
menus confirm the theory. It was well
settled In General Gi-nnt'8 case that to
bacco In Itself was not the Initiative
cause of his throat trouble, but merely
Induced a subsequent aggravation of
symptoms by the extla lrrlltlou of the
smoke passing over tlie ulivudy dis
eased surface. '....-.
It I quite true (hat cancer of .the Hp
Is very common among pipe smokers,
but the real factor of harm is not the
tobacco or any special poison it may
contain, but the .persistent; localised
irritation of the pipe stem. .Clay pipe,
alaive all others, are particularly harmful-
as they are most easily heated,
have n rough surface for the. lip,. are
mostly used by persistent smokers, and
are usually held stationary on ope side
of the mouth, nil of which tend to fo
calize and Intensify the Irritation which
det ermines the uiallgnaiit growth,- The
first Indication of the dlseuse Is a warty
patch on the Hp at the usiml polut of
coutnet with the pipe stein. W'hen dis
covered erirly It Is perfectly amenable
lo surgical treatment, the percentage
of cures being larger' than that of any
other form of cancer.' New York Her
ald. -. : ': -' - - :-
IttkUta ou Hweatiiitf tn Two Prisoner
A, judge at the little town of Wuid
klrch made a fuiiuy mlsUiky ieceutly
and the Iniitlcut resulted in his retire-,
mcnt. The Judge Is a strict, busiuess
llke man. who will stand ho nonsense
from anybody, and one morulug he
came to court some ten minute before
Ids lime. Hutciing the room lu which
the lay assessors or Jurymeu usually
await the judge, he cniue-npou one of
the Individuals lu the room nud told
him to take the oath. - !'
"But 1 should like, first of all, to say,
that I" began Hie man.
, "First of all, you will please be si
lent, sir, and. then you will take the
oath. Do you understand V, . si
The Judge' tones Were, Impressive,
his inleu severe, and the Individual ad
dressed, seeing that there was nothing
for It, resigned himself to the Inevita
ble uud took tlie oath. '.",,"';.-
The next man was told by'the priest
of Theseus to take the book aud aweur.
TTlshtny to ft tn a word More It wm
loo lute, the distressed cltlren said;
"You must not ask mo to swear,
Judge, because' 1 ' am convinced
that " ' 1 '-' ( '
' "Ah, 1 see," replied hla honor, taunt
ingly, perauadvd that be wa dealing
with an atheist lo disguise. "Well. I'll
teach you, sir, to throw doubt ou (he
sncllty of the path. Here, take thl
book, Now, repeat the word at once,
or else t" : i ,,? .': ;.' ,
'Aud, the ceremony ever, the Judge
oiieued the door and sunt the men lulu,
court, saying that he would follow
(hem shortly. '" ' ' ' ' '
At that Inoment a policeman entered
the apartment, and finding do one there
but the Judge, exclaimed:
"Why, great. Imsveut! two of the
prisoner have ewapedl" . ., . . " , ,
A search was made, but to no 'pur
pose. While Ihe Jtitlge wa conferring
with eoniiM'l as to Ihe proper course te
take, one of the nieu Just aworu eu
leied aud said:
1 "Your honor, I am perhaps the per
son thcy'are aearehlng for," 1 '
, !'No, sir. you are not. You are a lay"
assessor nnd we Are seeking for the
prisoners." '"' ! ' '
"1 am one of the prlsouer, jour
honor," t. t,M ... .
"You? Bui-hut did you not lake
the oath to try the case faliiyf
. "I did, sir, but (hut wa because you
forced me to dtr It, aud wouhl not let
me explain, ; Tbe other ma 1 a pris
oner, loo," ,'';':, f
i The Judge wa peeciilcs at first,
then, he obtained, promise from the
counsel that the ihstter would lie hush
ed np. Hut' ft leaketl out, a all aucb
imoy Incident do, nd his honor re
tired Into private Ufe.r-Losdon Newa, ,
Ht'tanlst and entomologist know
that a dead swamp, or dead tree, stand
ing bear living tree I a source ef peril
to tUew, by furnishing a refuge ami
breedlug-place for Umber-bums aud
other injurious iusecls. Trees, a well.
a uieu, neeu nygieuic surrouuuings. .
In Mexico aud ouc Boutbweateru
(Hate the dreaded tarantula ha a re
leiiUe em iny In the form of a large
wasp, called th "tarantula hawk."
Kwooplug dowu upon the hnge aplder,
the wasp paralyse him with a lugle
puncture froui It sling, and tbeu desgs
If helplce victim off to be buried, aud
te serve as food fof a pew genera tlou
of wasp. , The wap will evqii opeu
the trap-door of a tarantula' nest and
eiay Its enemy lu his den ' ' '
Two writers lu the NatlonaT fleo
gtftphlc Magaxlue, Messr. Oarrett aud
Lei berg, offer evidence that there I
progressive drying of lliecllniaie ou th
I'Hcllle coast. At uo very remote period
some of (bo arid plains of eastern Ore
gon were evidently covered with for-f:
csts or trees resembling existing spe
cies "bearer 'the coast. Sir. (Jarreit thinks
that with the clearing away of the pres
ent forests the end of the redwood as a
source of lumber will be at band, be
cause existing conditions do' not favor
Ifs growth. . ' yt . - j
The Loudon Optician reproduces the
siews of Dr. Kotx, a Itussiau physician,
on fatigue of the eye. Whether muscu
lar or retinal, fatigue of the eye, says
nr. ivotx. may be approximately inea- !j,rotpctlon 'which Is to-lie afforded to
uied by the number of eyelid move- other property by the use of the'fund.
incut, or luvuluntary blink lu a sped- j m .u blson. Topekaand Santa
tied period. By this system, more than ye Uailroad Company vs. Clark (Kan.l.
three moveiuents per minute Indicate a '47 n , 77,. to beinvnlld for nncon
thoroughly unsuiiabte Illumination. ; Ktiintional discrimination and denial ot
The experimental results obtalued by
mis son.ewnat crime memoa are given
as; vBQtueiiKi.i. o.o uiovemeuis per 1 (,0) .mI1J f0 maintain Its lines in a mu
mlnute; gas. '2.H; sunllghf.2.a; electric j n,t,Ilnly' ,s UeU: In ' Michigan, Tele
light. 1.8. ... v ' J )ll0ne company' vs. St. Joseph (Mich.),
In Franc,. M on. Lelwyer, trying to. 47L.lt. A.87. to tie subject to alienation
solve the problem of how to make pho- to another company without consent
togwtpba'peruiaueut nud free from all of the city, by , virtue of the general pro
change, has resorted to the; plan of visions of the statute authorizing cor
'fliing'! them tn a furnace upon eham-' poratlons to alienate their property. In
elctf stone.' Jle'tluds that the best sione a note to this case the authorities re
fer the purpose Is the basalt found In spcctlng tjie transfer of -privileges to
prlsmsln ihe extlm-t volcanic district' use streets foe such purposes are col
of central Fraiiee. . This rock, which Is, wied. aud most of them hold that such
xtreuicly bard ami liue-gi;iiwd, re-
celVe the enamel without crack. The legislative sanction. . ;
photographh.' 'tHuTi deposited, on the I . : ' ' ' ' : " '
enameled surface, and aHcr tbe photo- The Moat Valuable National Sceytre.
glupb has, lieen made It I flrwl until I Hsll& possesseathe ujost valuable
the Image become unalterably Incor- national scepter lu, the world. ' .It Is
imrated lu the enamel. . " ; three tevt In length,. Is made, of-solU!
.'.'.i... o,.,;.,i ;,..' Bold, aud ornamented .with .208 dla-
tvl mr its lira 11 ii sisj--l iiiic trs 1 111
liologlcal Society of America Prof. I
C. Huasell called atteutiou to tbe receut
discovery that many of ', the swamps
and lake lu the soul hern peninsula of
MU'hlguu are rich lu calcareous marl,
suitable for making Portland cement.
Although partly composed of shells) the
Mlchlgau marl Is principally a cheml'
cal precipitate Which' Is still being
formed. The precise method of Its Tor
Uintlon Is .dot yet understood.. Tbe sup
ply -is practically Inexhaustible.. Large
cement woi-Ks nave .iateiy- own con
rtrueted, '.other, are In contemplation.
and"' Prof.-.IHissell says that Michigan
,can easily take a leading place In that
Industry.- : '
, ' PailerewiikVaHand Kxervine, ,,.
Mlow-any great" pianoforte player
keeps, hi hands supple has often been
i,titli, fAi n-nni1,,r 1,n Pa,i.la.vui. I I
the king of pianists, hns revealed -the'
'whole secret. n'he night before I
piuy I turn my hands over to my valet.
ri ho rub inv flueera-tinlll h ' -tin.
git,'1 declares Paderewsk!. ;. "Then he
takes one finger after the other nud
turns and twists It lu the palm of his
haud, always turning tlie one way.
That makes the lingers supple nnd
keeps the knuckles Hi good working
order. Last he rubs the palm of each
hand very hard as hard as I can stand
It. Jiist before I go on the pint form
to piny I have a basin of hot wuter
brought to my dresslug room. In this
I Immerse my bauds. Hot! I should
sny so; Just about as hot as It Is pos
sible for a man to stand It." So this
Is the way It Is done. v. '
' Japanese ISllk. -Japan
Is becoming a formidable com
petitor of the Crefeld silk mauufac
lurers, and Is preparing to meet Ger
man aud French "manufacturers not
only In foreign, but lu their own home
No'sleaa tbnn 4,000 power aud
50,001) baud looms-are-turning . out silk
In Japan, so jcheaplylas t to "give their
rivals good cause for'uueaslucss.-";' 1
, , . U' '''' i j ' -! '' I
To Open the Vatican ..Crypt; ?.
The Cbngress for Christian archaeol
ogy, which recently held Its session at
Home, boa petitioned 'the Pope to open
the crypts of the Vatican to scientific
researches. They contain galleries aud
a subterranean church, all containing
A Gigantio Flower.
A flve-petaled flower, nearly a yard
Id diameter, Is found In the Philippine
Islands, .The buds at a distance -look
like gigantic cabbage beads., Ar Single
flower baa been known to weigh more"
than twenty-two pounds.; V ; i
' .- ' - s ' 5
value; ur ,r intrriwurinv.
CxpJcrni Which feAttrelea Mew
tire May Re Otarted.
' Tbe great desirability of a thoroughly
Bra-proofed wood ha been demonstrat
ed lo recent year lu warfare and In the
peaceful pursuits of man. and A recent
r xperlihenf ws 1 made In Chicago
which demonstrates th value qf thl
process In staying Ihe prog res ef th
flame. Two frame building were
built; Identical Jn every respect, except
ft:Apv-Ten T.tiHa - 1
Arrtn rtn ' MiHiirtt ButrHM
Amn ' 3xTfH WHUTC BwnHrm
that one- wa of ordinary wood, while
tlie other wa of wood w hich had been
treated chemically to render., It fire
proof. These bulldiug were fired at
theB me moment, and .the picture
clearly show the progress of the lire at
different atagee. ' . " j
;The mot hod of treatment followed
renslsts of subjecting the' lumber to
great pressure while submerged In A
secret chemical solution.. After that It
Is kihi.ilt-fml an,! la H.n' peflilv for nsa.
. " ' " ,,',- ' ' ' t
; LAW AS" INTERPRETED. !
flight t of a telcphoue company t$
place Its line In streets under statutory
authority Is held In 'Michigan Tele
phone Company "vs. Benton' Harbor
(Mich.), 17 U It. A. 104. to be not sub
ject to the consent of the mtinWfpallty.
Contributory negllgence'of tbe owner
of property -destroyed by lire commu
nlcated by a locoutotlve engine I held.
In Boston-Excelsior Company vs. Ban
gor and A. Kh II road Company (Me.), 47
L. It. A. K2, to be uo dt feuse.to the rail
road company uuder a statute Imposing
in alwolute llablliiy on the corporation "
for damage. caused by tire thus com-
MtinUu t.ul .... v. . ,':
General deposit by so administrator
of money of the estate In a bank owned
by him Is held. In Slmte ,vs. Hlnmaa
(Ore.), 7 L. IL. A. SOo. to destroy , Ha
Identity, If any portion of the money I
aftern ard che-t ked out, so that the fund
eaunot be" traced Into, the' hands of
bank's assignee In case of Insolvency,
although inore than the amount of th
deposit remains In the bank.'
- A statute which 'excludes 'the prop
erty of railroad companies oh which a
fire tax Is levied from- the benefit and
the equal protection of the. laws '
rermss)on grauted to, a telephott.
privilege cannot be ailcuated without.
nionds, 3iW rubies, and fiftuf n emeralds.
llie scepter, widen' forms part of the
regnlla. Is handed to' the Cxar on his
eorountiou the emblem of sovereign-
.'' -A ,t.1' f"''"1"" present
Cxar, which took place In Moscow Ca
thedral, In May. HXi, the Metropolitan,
of the Russian Church handed the scep
ter to the Czar with these words; ''God
crow tied Czar, and Grand Duke Mi
chael Feodorovlch, Autocrat of All the
Husshis, receive the scepter that th
Lord gives you to govern the great do-
',,lou? c 'J.
tor It Is. thy strength and thy power."
- How He Married Them.
A newly -appointed Justice of the
peace In a Western town was greatly
embarrassed ' the first time he wa
called upon to marry a couple.
He made hiiny halts ami mistakes be
ore the proceeding was oyer; .but at
,e c '"f1 ,M h "f
I1" a"d 4'llvv bU ' nal 8en,enc
m um iwii-essve iet,
"And now," he said, "by virtu of the .
authority of the State of Michigan, In
me vested, I hereby pronounce you uian.
Jane Hutliug's l'Jyelhls. . .
A story Is circulated about the way
In which Jane Hutting's eyelids were
treated when she Was a child, which
has given her those long, peculiarly
shaped eyes, usually seen onlv in Turk-
luh wnmtfn. liar fnlllal' luri-lno Ui.aHi
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some time in Turkey, had noticed how
the eyelids of young children were slit:
a little, which gave tlie eye of a growui
person the almond shape so much ad
mired. - i-"--' - : 1 , ..d
. , Pretty Sweet.
Frank It. Stockton, the story-wrller,
was otrce drinking fea with a young
lady, w ho said" to hlui; "It seems In
consistent. Mr, Stockrou. for us to Dttt
sugar In our tea to make It sweet, and
then to put lp lemon to make It sour.
"Ah. well." renlled the author of "Tha
Lady or the Tiger?" '.'but yon know we ,
like to have both women and men In
society.1' Ladles' Home Journal.
We Produce the Most Honey.
The United States produces . more
honey than any other nation. As long
as thirty years ago the product waa
15,000,000 pound's annually. Twenty
years ago it had risen to 25,O0O,O0
pounds and ten yeous ago It was 05,
000,000 pounds. '
They are getting rubber tires on ev
erything. We wonder If they will ever
put rubber tires ou a baby' cream. ,
"' AU some women get out of thelg
cburch work, la to be "talked about," ,