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w F poverty doe not rndr a man
II morbid It wakes lihn gentle nnd
kind hearted. That Is what It aid
tor Jonathan Hut-rod. lu the early
.days we had roomed together lu col
lege I was going to any slept together,
but Jouathau seldom slept. Ho smoked
and drank coffee and worked Instead,
nd blossomed Into a wiuuor of prise.
'As Jonathan was In love a well oh In
debt, and Just aa proue aa I to substi
tute pipes for meal wheu tlio hudor
was low,' we learned to love each other
during those four year with au atToe
tlon that was firm nnd rounding,
i Jouathau used to advise me to fall In
Jove, too. "I toll you, old man," ho
.would say, when opening a lottor of
familiar blue, "wheu you are not fool
lug well, and tlio world grates on you
like a camel's hair shirt, there Ih noth
ing so good aa au old fashioned love
The writer of tlio old fashioned ml
alvoa lived out West, In Harrod'a na
tive town, aud, although 1 never mot
lior, I oauie to kuow hor almost aa well
aa Harrod did, he spoke of hor so often.
Aud thou 1 used to watch Itla face
when be road hoc lotion. They must
liave boon tender aud sympathetic, but
withal a dash of auibltlou aud lnplia
tlon lu them. No tale of village gossip
t-ould have brought that light Into Jon
athan's eyes nor that flash of color to
lila cheek. At their conclusion he would
dream a while, perhaps, and thou full
at hla books and work like tnad.
He showed tue hor picture one night.
She waa dark-with a high forehead
and ahadowy eyes. The mouth aud
chin were both well formed but rather
luascullue. It was a beautiful face,
though not pretty.
Although Harrod had loved the girl
ail his llfe-and she him. If there be
aught In the signs of the iodine they
had a uilsuuderstaudlng of some aort
or other during the summer that fol
lowed his graduation. When be re
turned East the following autumn tie
was quieter tluiu ever before, and, If
possible, more goutlo aud sympathetic.
He and I had rooms together, whore, In
lieu of other Inexpensive pastimes, wo
were wont to spend tlio evenings work
ing aud reading. I saw from the llrst
that aomethlug ailed him; uiid, as he
no longer received the blue envelope,
nor counseled me to lose my heart, 1
guessed the reason aud asked no ques
tlons. He did uot become a pat hot U
Jonathan dldu't. His old habit of work
was atronger thau ever. And now his
stories begau to apiear occasionally In
the magazines, and the dear public to
recognize his name and to road w hat
.went with It.
Two years had passed away before
Jonathan had made even the slightest
reference to this love affair of his, and
that was whou he came Into my room
one cheerless, gray November after
noon, the picture of abject melancholy.
In hla hand was a crumpled piece, of
paper. This he placed before Nie on
the table, then he went and seated him
self before the fireplace, where 1 could
not see his face. The paper was a clip
ping from some Inland Journal describ
ing In florid terms the wedding of Miss
(Winifred Couover to one Amos Sehcu
ck. Only half the article had boon
dipped, 'evldeutly, and. tills had been
pasted on a half-sheet of note paper.
Ireadthe tawdry effusion through, then
I twisted it to pieces and dropped It
into the waste basket.
"Jonathan, my boy," I said, goluit
over and seating myself ou the arm of
his chair, "who sent you this thing'.'"
"I do not know." And there was n
world of sadness in his voice. "The en- ,
velope was addressed In a strange baud
and not a word neoiupauled It."
We were both silent for a moment.
The logs were burning cheerily, outs do
the wind was blowing a gale. Jonathan ,
sat with his face in bis hamls. "Winn
I came here to you just now," he said,
"I wag chilled and lonely the day is
so somber, and I had beeu tramping
all over the country, and well, 1 came
to say good by. I wanted to leave this
life and wait for Winifred In the next,
for" his voice went straight to my
lieart-"ah, Dllly, I love her so!" 1 re
garded him with compassion, "you lie
down here on the lounge before the
fire," I commanded him,, "and stop this
brooding." 1 pushed forward the j
couch as I spoke, and he dropped on it
like an obedient child. He gave me one
grateful look, and then, under tlio In
fluence of the genial warmth and the
fatigue of many vigils fell fast asleep.
There are days lu the lives of us a!!,
I fancy, when a vague aud subtle sense
of mystery Invests the commonest ob
jects; when our minds recoguI.e now
qualities in comtnou things; when the
look In the eyes of a child, Mm glint of
sunlight In a woman's hair, the sound
of a distant churcbbcli, stir feelings
deep within us we have never known
before. That afternoon there was a
white carnation In the vase on my writ
ing table, and as I sat there pondering
Jonathan's sorrows Its perfume stole
Into my brain like a sweet and potent
anodyne. It conjured lip'vlslons as fair
as the dreams of Dr. Faustus, and yet -and
yet, there was a sense of forebod
ing, a premonition of something about
Whether or not I dozed I cannot say,
but suddenly I was aware that some
other than Jonathan was In the room,
and that he was wide awake and look
ing at me intently. 1 raised my eyes,
end there, to my lufinlle surprise and
astonishment, I saw standing opposite
me, across the table, a stylishly gowned
I started to my feet with an apology
en my lips, but as I glanced at her face
tny tongue wag tied aud I remained
silent She was dark and with a high
forehead aud shadowy eyes. The
mouth and chin were botli well formed,
but rather masculine. And she was
beautiful, though not pretty.
"Miss Conover," I exclaimed.
"Yes," she answered, with a voice
that was low and vibrant, "It is I."
Then, with her brown eyes fixed on the
white carnation and the color mantling
her cheek, she continued. "I have Just
arrived in the city. Yesterday I lcnrued
that an ancient enemy of Jonathan's
sent him a paragraph from an account
of cousin's wedding, and" the color
Increased, then quickly subsided
"knowing Jonathan so well, I wished,
If possible, to see him before the clip
ping reached him. And you see, I
knew you also knew him well." Her
lips closed tightly for a second, then
curved Into a smile. Two great tears
started from beneath the drooping
lashes, but Were quickly Intercepted.
I looked toward the place where Jon
athan lay. A screen was between him
and the visitor, and only his soft res
piration betrayed bis presence. I
fumed to Miss Conover. ,
"Jonathan loves you," 1 said. "I
you love htm?" Her eyes flashed with
a womanly luster, but again her Hp
were nrtu, "For If you do," I exclaim
ed, pulling aside the acrevu with a sin
gle swift moveuiout, "he Is here."
Then aa I loft the room I looked back
and saw her kneeling at hi side.
Brooklyn Standard t'ulon.
WHA1 A DINNER REPRESENTS.
Orowlh of the IHtTorent Vlamla In
volve an Outlay of .VMMkN,(HM).
Iteccutly a man w ho Is fond of arith
metic made up hla mind that he would
laid out how much a dinner really cost.
He Hist ascertained that the dinner e
was eating cost 75 cents, presumably.
He contradicted this aud then made
out the following tiilouiciil about the
cost of that dinner.
The si'pper, ho ald, cnnie from 10.
Ik, miles away. It grew ou a bush
eight foot high, which must have had
a growth of at least live years. The
pcpcr was picked green; It had to be
dried In the sun, and this mount em
ploying women. It look one ship aud
l.tSHi miles of railroad to bring tlio pep
per to the l ulled Stales.
The flour of which the broad was
made came from Hakota: some one
owuod the land, aud that meant the In
vesting of capital, ami be had also to
pay wages to workltigiucu. The flour
had to be gtotiuil, aud the building of
the mill aud the plant, or machinery,
nieauf more money Invested. The mill
ers had to be paid, coopers had to bo
paid for making the barrels, and, of
course, the wood of w hich the barrels
were made hail to lie cut aud sawed
aud shaped, aud this meant the em
ployment of more men. Thou the flour
had to be shipped over the railroad aud
handled again by caiiuicu before It
came Into the house.
The tea tin the table came from t'hlna
aud the coffee from South America. The
codfish had to be brought from Maine.
Men had to be employed to catch the
Hah; other men and women were em
ployed lu drying, packing and boxing
It, aud It, too. had to make a long rail
The salt came from the Indian reser
vation lu tlio northwestern part of
Now York State. The spices lu the
cake came from the sph-e Islands lu the
Indiau archipelago. The num. d p-aohes
came from t'allforulu, and they, too,
represetitod the employment of capital
ami labor. The little dinner represent
ed, directly or Indirectly, the employ,
meiit of $."hhi,inmi.ikni of capital and ".
iMMi.tMsi men.-Memphis Commercial
Appeal, THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN.
lru Into recollection a Utile Mil
Over a Vlait lutlie Old Home,
"Well," said the middle aged Itiiill.
"I've Im'oii down home again on my
iistml summer visit aud had the great
est time this year ever. lu fad, as
time goes by the old spot seems dearer
and dearer, nnd recollections tenderer;
ii ml little things to which once I never
gave a second thought, appeal to me
more aud more.
"tin the day I got there, this lime, we
had cup custards for dinner, Itoautl
ful they were, too; I have never tasted
any cup custards such as mother
makes; and these were the best of her
make; rich and delightful, as always.
"Hut there was something wrong
about mine, somehow; what, I couldn't
at first make out; the custard was sim
ply delicious, but there was something
wrong somewhere; and presently I dis
covered what It was aud I snys to
"'What Is It, Meliinctlmu?' she says,
and I says:
"it's the most beautiful custard 1
ever tasted, but you've given It to me
in n cup wlti a handle on It.'
" 'Well, don't you want It In a cup
with a handle ou It, Melnncthou?' site
" 'Why, don't you remember,' I says,
'that when we used to nave cup cus
tards I always used to get the cup with
j the broken handle?'
! "'So you dlil, Meliiucthon, so you
'did!' she said, aud that was all she
j said; hut I am sure you can guess what
"The next day we had cup custards
again; and when they cnuie around, lo,
the cup that mine was in was a cup
without a handle. The fractured sur
face of a sharp and Jagged remnant of
It Hint remained, projecting from the
side of the cup. was fresh and blight;
it had not, ou this cup, been browned
over, ns the broken bundle on the other
had been, with the heat of many bak
ings; but still It was the old cup romo
back again, And when I had finished
the custard lu It and had grasped Iho
cup around with one band nnd held It
up, and turned It up so that I could look
Into It, and hud scraped the Inside of It
until I had got the very last speck and
(hen had licked the spoon, I felt my
youth come back again in childhood'!
happy home."-New York Sun.
To spell badly Is no longer consid
ered particularly lllltcrute-that Is to
say, It docs not betoken a want of ed
ucation. An eminent lawyer, who Is
considered one of the most "brainy"
men of his time, said recently that un
til he was fharrlcd he had always spell
ed husband with an I after the u, aud
a noted physician when taking his ex
aminations at the medical .college
dipped up ou "medicine." Another
funny case was that of n young mnn
who, having been graduated with the
highest honors from his university, sent
out onrds, which lie bad written per
sonally, saying that lie hnd formed a
"bulslness" partnership with Mr. So-nnd-So.
The fact of the matter Is that
spelling Is so neglected In the curri
culum of schools and colleges nowa
days that It Is a lilt-or-mlss kind of ac
complishment. Those who have ac
curacy and "car" remember the vari
ous combinations, and others full utter
ly to retain the Impression made while
rending or studying, the provision made
In modern boys' schools nnd colleges tot
train the sense of sound and Its Cipro,
slon being of little account.
New Cure for hock law.
Dr. ltoux, of the l'nwteur Institute,
announces the discovery of an efficient
cure for lockjaw. The antltetanlc serum
used In Germany would uot work till
hr. Roux hit on tho plan. of Injecting
It. Into the brain under the membranes.
His plan has been tried with complete
success on a man.
It Is a rare man who doesn't do too:
things every day, ...
THE SMELL OF THE ONION.
It ! Altrilmtalile M a IiihiIiIiihI.iim nf
Mil i -tor .m l Hviliojcii.
It Is Ititcicstuig lu make inquiry Into
the valise of tins uiifotiiiuaic quality of
the uu.oii. It Is simply due to tlio pie
cute lu some quaintly of another in in-
eial matter lu the bulb-sulphur. It Is
this eulphur thai gUos the ouloil Its
gei ni-Ullilug piopeny and make the
uitib so eiy useful II medicinal 'tgeut
i.l .all limes, but especially lu Ilia
spring, w hich used lo bo-and slbl U In
lo.iny piilces Hie sen soil for takui;(
hhuiMoiio and treacle lu old fashlouo'l
houses hclotc sulphur tablets ciiino llllo
Now. sulphur, whon united to h.wlnr
gen, one of the gjisc of water, (onus
sulphuretted hjidiogoti, ami thru he
colues a foul sun lllug. well ulgh a let'd,
tompouud. The ouli.u, being so Juicy,
has ii very huge percentage of w titer
iii ii (iiicn, nun nun, iipini.tM'.'d ......
Iho sulnbur. tonus the stiuugly sc. mod
1.. 1, . I 11. lu ....... I. i It ' II i, Ii, III
and olleuslve substauio coiled sul
pluiii t of altylc, which Is found lu all
the alliums. This milphuret or nll,lo
minutes more ospoohilly with the olu
lile or niomuilc oil of the onion; It Is
!.!,,.,! i. .. I III. ll... .i.ulo.lAi iUlt lll'lll 'l'lle
round lu asafetl.la. which Is almost iho
symbol of all smells thai are nasty. The
-...iii.iui. ..i. HL...I wlih roust
ia of for Us keen and Idling piop-tty.
and the ordinary mustard of our tables
both one their strongly stimuli! the
properties to this same sulphurol of
allyle, which gives lliom beat and acrid
ity, but tun an offensive simil, owing
to the different arrangement of
aioins lu their volatile oils.
ri'i.iu .... .. .......i ..nrli-iiw fuel
I t'l lulu IIP III fl imini .
, , ,.,.... ,,
In i a iiie. that most si a . goly. y vt .... s
certa nly construe Is all v go aide vol
tile oil. in exactly the sa ' -" J
poses them all whether they aie the
aromatic essence of cloves, oranges,
lemons, cinnamon, thyme, rose, ver
bena, turpcutlue, nr onion, of exactly
Iho same proportions, which aie 'i of
curiam to 11 of hydrogen, and obtalm
all the vast seeming diversities th-it our
tolls delect In Ir scent simply by
a different arrangement of the at .....
In each vegetable oil. Oxygen alters
some of tl,:e l.vd.o carbons; sulphur
others. Chambers' Journal.
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
The right of a city lu discharge a
(ewer luto a tallraoe belonging lo an
iidlvblnal, where It runs through a
."til vert under a highway. Is denied In
Nevlns v. litchburg (Mass.), 4" I.. U.
A broach of promise of marriage Is
held III Sunders vs. fole.natl (Vu.l 47,
U It. A TM, lo be excused whon. with
nit any fault on bis purl, the prospec
tive liuslmnd has developed a grave
malady of such character that man-hue
might endanger his life or health
The right of a telephone company In
string wires In a highway Is held In
Wyant v t-tit nil Telephone Company
(Mich 47 U It. A. -I1.7. to Include the
light to do the necessary trimming of ;
tree In the highway lu a proper milli
ner, without first giving the landowner
mi opiHiriiiulty to do It. j
The right of hack men and prltnfe
carriers to solicit business st a depot
without discrimination Is sustained In 1
(oilbo.it vs. St, I'mil liiloti Hcpot Co.
(Mlnu.l, -17 I. It. A. .V., so far as re- j
late to all point outside the depot, 1
but the right of the carrier to grant
qieclal and exclusive privileges to so-
licit such business within Die depot Is ;
An Infant who has bou;;ht a bicycle
on the Installment plan I held, In
vs. Hutler (X. Y.I 47. I.. It. A. ,'Kia. to
lie under obligation to account for It
use and for deterioration In Its value
while lu his possession. If he rescind
the purchi.se. The disaffirmance of a
conveyance by an Infant Is upheld. In
Mullock vs. Sprowls (Texas) 47. I. It.
A. li'.'d. without restoring the outlaid,
tern t ion received for the property, when
it is not In his possession or control
upon arriving at full age. but ha lieeti other to relieve the somber "grind" of
dissipated by hi in while still a minor, their calling. Two young men. em
The rule that the law of the State (l Ilu.Vf.l on a inorulng paper lu a largo
........I t t. .iiii.ite.1 tf.ci.r... ii. 1 rlty, were detailed one day to rail upon
descent, alienation and transfer, In
cluding the capacity of the parties to
conveyances, and I heir lights therein
lor, la applied In Walling vs. Christian
fc c. (irocery Company (I'la.i, 47 I, It.
A. WIS, In which a .woman who had
boon made a free dealer by decree of
l court of another Stale was held not
to acquire such status In ITmida with
respect to the enforcement or her lla
Millies against her separate statutory j
property In that State. Mut a suit In
Hiuiiiv wa bold proper to roach such
It IO.OOO lor is Hliiuie IVarl.
The largest price ever asked and paid pleat Kngllsh at your coinniaud."
for n single pearl was IH,(hh, which The young reporter went Inside the
wa the value of the great Tavernler tea store, took out his notebook and
pearl. It was originally In the posses- Hum addressed the proprietor, who hap
slon of np Arabian merchant, nnd pencil to be alone at Ihe moment:
Mous. Tavernler traveled from 1'aiis "John, how? Mo-uie-Tolograph,
to Catlfa with the express Intention of John Newspape-savvy, John? News
purchasing Ihe pearl. I pape-ptint things. Un'slnn'? Me want
Although be weut prepared to pay know what John think about Chinaman
any sum between fl.fHH) and Kh),ihki, ' vote, see? What John tliluk-Chlnn-he
concluded that he would bo able to ' mnn vote oil saino Mellcan man?
obtain It for about fliS.Ooo. His first Savvy, John? Vote? What think?"
offer was flO.lKH), but after the deal The Chinaman listened to him with
had remained open for a few days this profound gravity until ho had finished,
had risen to 7(5,000. Flunlly (he trans- and replied:
action was closed with 110,(MM), ami
pearl ex perls state that It Is a dear bar
gain nt that price. It Is the largest and
most perfect gem of Its kind known,
and Its luster Is snld to be unrivaled, It
Is exactly two Inches In length
Why tbo Ulanionrt Gleam.
The diamond Is full of phosphorus
This quality has been known for cen
turies, aud still there are many who do
uot know it. j nai is me reason orten WIU please excuse mu,"
that gleams of light are seen Issuing -ri,e yoU1(c reporter went outside nnd
rrom the stone In the dark. To this U!aniH aBanHt a lump post to rest nud
quality alone attaches a great deal of recover from a sudden raininess that
value. The most phosphorescent stone had taken possession of him. His coin
is tue one that la the test cut. If there r(l,i0 h(l(, ,,,,,-posely "steered him
Is phosphorus In the stone It Is greafly nganHf , one or the best educated
enhanced by proper cutting, so that Its chinamen In the United Stales -scintillating
faculties are Increased, vo,,.!,-. (Vninnnlon.
It Is claimed for the Washington Ar
tillery of New Oiieu.is, La., which was
orguuled lu 184(1, that It Is the oldest
artillery .organization In the United
States. It was the llrst In tho South
lo tender lis services to the Govern
ment In the war with Mexico, and on
the dny after acceptance It was ready.
Itnowlscon.poscdof Ave batteries with
a total membership of about 350 men.
Ice Quarry. 1
An Alplue glacier near Biianeon ll
now regularly operated as an Ice quar
ry, the blocks being cut nnd conveyed
over an overhead cablcway to a con
venient place for shipment by rail to
Tatis, there to be used In the cafes and
hotels of the metropolis.
The trouble Is that while a young
woman Is thinking of love, a man is
apt to be thinking of something worse.
A yawn Is merely a gape In the con
versfltior . . ..
, flr ,,.,. ,,.,,., 011
,. " v,,.,
r(W uf ,,.,,,,.. ..,, ,,.,.,
of fish. This has been dug to the HI
era timi of slaunnnt water, which Inn
HilVoentcd through Its hick of all'.
A bulletin of the New York Zoning
leal Society reports Unit the experi
ment of decorating the walls of tlio
bird house with paintings or lamlsenpos
has Ii it I at least one Interesting result
the ci.inos have seteral limes tried b
walk through iho walls.
It appears thut the lifetime of the
lliosqulto Is lilloe lllollllis. Mosquitoes
have been kept alive in captivity for
' ,' '
ll Is said thut Iho ordlil
niy minnow, which feeds upon the
larvae of mosquitoes, Is highly etllcb nt
as a menus for keeping don u their num
ber, A lion ficenlug liquid ll often Deeded,
as for brakes of certain kinds for ar
l"')"""l other uses clyeer and
! ' ' "''' ;M";lv. a
"".' cikiu .ei com sonu.n.i oi cnioi-
Ide of calcium is recommended, the
cost of this being slight, while it re
mains michntigoil at -3 degrees I'. he
low soro, and does not attack uuiak
From a shrub called yule, growing
Wild III ceh I in I Mexico, a Uow substl-
lute for India rubber has recently been
produced 'J he bark and wood ne
ground up ami macorntod with gnio
Hue, oil of tuipent no, napt ha, or .u
hy,liwir UvJ,'um I hi. win
, rrvf fr,HI) .purities, and can read,
,,.', .,.,. ,.,
uiorchil forms. The shrub yields H) per
cent of Us weight lu gum.
1'rof. Million Nowcoinli, writing of
stars which are so distant that they
mensurable parallax, remarks
i""' '. '"' MMM Oiuopus,
" ll" M- III, ,co,,l Idc.ce to be
''"' ' "'" ''''k'htor ihan ho
' ' '''' W
, in.ixm ur ,i,ihri, mi one can tiociue, nit
, first magnitude slats, Klgel and Splca.
also ore at nil Immeasurable distance,
1 and must, lu view of I lit-t r actual
brightness, enormously outshine the
' I'r. Isaac Huberts, whose beautiful
photographs of tiebuhie and slur dus
ters are well known, itlvos a somewhat
startling account of tlio maimer In
which the Image uf faint stars ami
nebulae disappear from the photo,
graphic pbtte. Ou olio of his phtles, lu
IHSil, he fondled 4u:i sljils; the saiuu
plate In s', showed only J".' stars, the
'""K"' "f :, ' entirely dlap
penred, This loads lo the suggestion
thill celestbil photoj;ntpli. lu order lo
be of permanent tabic, should be Im
mediately reproduced by some pmces
yielding picture lint subject to llialige.
The principle of wireless telegrnp'iy
aa beeu applied to the steering of tor
pedoes, mid losis made In Knghiud to
eetitly appear to show that the system
Is practicable. Slii.tlug with the f.-n t
that torpedoes can be steered by electro
magnet iiding upon their helm and
connected by wire with I he shore, Mr,
Various, the Inventor uf the new ays
torn, undertook to get rhl of the wires
by substituting for them (he Marconi
electric Impulse. In the experiment
made near Weymouth, a model torpedo,
four foot long, wa employed In a
swimming bath, and Hie Marconi ap-
: pnratu w as set up at Ihe end of the
bath, which Is 3UI feet long. The
model also carried a projecting wir
lo receive the electric waves. It was
steered In every direction successfully.
SHOCKED BY HIS WISDOM.
Green Keporlrr Ask I Hie K Incite I
( liliiiiiiinn for ml Opinion.
Numberless are the nicks which
newspaper reporters play upon one mi-
llie resiiieiu , uimiiiieii ii.oi uncim-n
them respecting some Immigration
measure thou pending In Congress, one
uf the two reporters was n beginner and
the olhor, an experienced iiiau, luitiir
ally assumed the management of the
"Millings," bo said, after they had In
jaded several laundries without any
Important result, "hero Is a tou store,
1 wish you would go In and talk with
, the proprietor. I want to know wiini
.he thinks about Chinamen voting. I'll
go and pull off an Interview with the
man who runs this cigar shop next
door. Ilemoinlier lo use tlio very sun-
"The question of granting the right
of suQrage to Chinese citizens who
have come to the Uulted Slates with
the avowed lutetitlou of making this
country their permanent home Is on
that has occupied the attention of
thoughtful men of nil parties uf u
and It may become In tlmu ouo of i.
mount Importance. At present, how
ever, It seems to me there Is no exl
gency requiring nn expression of opln-
ion fro,u me upon this subject
BEAR WAS A HUMORIST.
Mude Fun for a Kerry Picker M'lio
Wu Mot Kxpi-ctiiiK It.
For ten minutes Hllah Nelson, ()f
Cross Forks, I'a., down In the Kottlo
Crock lumber country, picked berries in
company with a bear without knowing
It, although bear and berry-picker were
uot eight feet apart.
Nelson and the bear were on opposite
aides of a big log, over and ncross
which the bushes grew high and thick.
While Nelson on one sldo rapidly lllled
his pall wllh berries, the bear on the
other side was on Its haunches, poking
the red clusters of fruit Into his enpa
;lous mouth with his great paws.
John Lemon, another berry-picker,
miw all this, he being at one end of the
log, so thnt he could see both sides of
t, The bear and Nelson moved along
ihe line of bushes In the same directum,
coping pace with encii other lu tlioh'
ci'iy-plclilng mutch. Lemon hid In Ui
Mhos, and peered out to watch the
movement or the two, prepare! t
enjoy the run that he ws sure wo.lld
come when bear and mnn esme face (t
face lu the oMulng at Ihe end of Hi
log IomsiiI which they were steadily
making their way,
Cut a shifting wlu.l gave the beai
scout of .Ncloii before Ihe end of tht
log wa reached, lie rose ou his hlml
feet, stin k hi tmse In Hie' sir, and then
l'tihod away like a locomotive straight
inward the spot where l.euiou was lu
Lemon had not lime lo move or cry
out before the bear had lauded squais
ou lop of him, o much lo brulu's angry
surprise that he Instantly gave expres
sion to It by pitching Into the lurking
berry picker, He made Ihe mix-up so
brief, however, (lint he was gone when
Nelson, seeing the siuhlou commotion
lu Hie bushes, Hiid hearing Lemon's
etio for help mingling with loud
snarling and growling and snapping of
Jaws, Inn rled lo the spot. Hut bruin
Inn) loft a confusion or thrashed down
hiihlics behind him, In the midst of
which Nelson discovered Lemon sit
ting, wild eyed and bloody, and with
hi clothing hanging lu latter upon
Nelson got him out of the tangle Into
open country, ami wa glad Hint Lem
on' hurl were not n serious a hi
appearance Indicated, although two
libs wore fractured mid there wa
hardly a square foot of him Hint did nut
show minks of the encounter.
iiieii Nelson learned for the first lltns
that he had beeu picking berries with
a bear for leu mlniile or more, and
that If the wind hadn't shirted ho and
the boar might have afforded a lot of
fun for la-inoii, The bear has not been
seen since, but berry -pickers down that
way now go to (he wood loaded for
THE LITTLE LADY OP PEKIN.
I rum the (ulu-io Point or View Ilia
t in pre. 1 I'rr'ei'liiin.
'The Chinese ICmpres doe not meet
completely thu AtigloSaxou demand
for female beauty," write roultney
lUgelow lu the Woman's Home Com
panion, "but then the Chinaman Is not
wholly siiiisiled with our typo, aud ou
onnd ilciiiocrtlc principle the Cole
tlal ha aotue color for hi oplulou,
seeing thai he I olio of four hundred
million, while our Ideul represents but
seventy five million, personally, It Is
hard for me lo appreciate beauty lu one
who I short ami fai; whose feet are the
lxe of salt cellar; whose lies), has
Ihe modeling of a bolsieu whose eye
are oblique, aud whoso natural skin Js
overlaid with while and red paste.
Vet what I am pleased to consider my
liiste l, from iho Chliiiiiuau's point
of view, merely outlandish prejudice;
and ou the standard prevailing In IV
klu the I mu a nor Lmpres Is easily one
of the liaiuUoiiii'st wollleli, exorcising a
personal rtiscluuilou which entitle her
lo rank lih such heroine ns Cather
ine of Itiisslu or (Jueeli l.oiiUe of tiir
many. And a lo auilquliy of pedi
gree, iho llouiiiiioffs and lloheuxolloriis
are mere upstart lu dynasilc enter
prise couipiiied with the imwcr in IV
klu, which draw lu authority directly
from Celestial sotinc lu prehistoric
"Let n then admit at the outset that
lu the matter or birth, beauty and polit
ical power the him utter h'luprcas of
China eclipse not merely auythlugof
Its kind lu I', u rope, but throws Into
Ihe shade anything dreamed f in this
fair country of outs, whose boast It Is
that we have sot the standard of 'sov
ereign woman,' The Chlii.iuinu lu gen
eral I completely convinced Hint III all
Hint con-mutes higher clvlllxniloii he
Is the superior of the white man. He
ha Invented more different kind of
mechanical Improvements than ull Hie
rest of the world put together; hi wise
men wore master of 'science when
Km ope was a howling wilderness; no
oilier country ha held together so long
as till huge empire, aud Its subjects
not untiiitornlty conclude Hint such
grand results must have sprung from
Institution whose excellence I un
rivaled elsewhere. Of these Institu
tions the highest exponent I the Dow
ager F.iupres and her party."
How an I ml I it u Died.
A resident of Little Hoik, who pass
ed through the territory of the Chicka
saw nation recently, lolls through the
Washington Cost of the execution of a
young Indian for violation of the laws
of bis tribe. Among I In; Chlcknsaws
stealing 1 punishable by death, and It
seems that this young buck hud been
thiioe convicted of larceny. The chief
of the tribe,' who alone could save him,
refused a pardon, and there was noth
ing to do but carry out the sentence.
The condemned man was placed lu a
wagon and driven to a graveyard Just
east of the llltlo village where he had
boon (lied. He descended from Iho
wagon and with stoical demeanor walk
ed lo whore bis grave had been freshly
dug, and surveyed ll with apparent un
concern. Then be knelt and prayed
with a preacher who had known him
from boyhood. Arising, he walked
llnnly to the bond of his grave, whore
ho took his seat upon n large stone,
facing death with a courage that seem
ed sublime. After saying a few words,
lu which he advised all young men of
hlsriicotntake warning and lend honest
lives, ho was blindfolded, and a second
later the sharp report of a dozen Win
chesters rung out, and his earthly ex
istence was ended.
Long Journey on Land.
F.- oc 1 1 long Journeys are posslblt
without crossing the sea, but ft would
V necitsiiury to cross liver, canals, or
perhaps an Inland sea or lake. For lu
stnnce, from Cape Verde, on the north-wibV-coifst
or Africa to the northeast
ern seaboard of Asia, opposite Japan, Is
a distance of 8,700 miles, lu Hiking
(his Journey one would not have to
cross the open sea. but would he
obliged to get over the Suoss Canal and
the Caspian Sen. which Is an Inland
lake. Another similar Journey would
be from dipt St Vincent, In Portugal,
to the extreme easterly point or Siberia.
The distance In this case Is 7.(100 miles.
The pedestrian would puss through
Spain, Prussia, North Austria, 'nud
(hence European and Asiatic Uussla.
The longest walk one could take In a
straight line on solid land would bo
from the eastern side of tlio Kinl Son,
not far from Mecca, to the llolning
StrnilH. a promenade of about 0,000
miles, lu tho Western Hemisphere tho
walk would not exceed 4,ri(in miles, ow
ing to the Irregular" shape of thu Ameri
' Travels of a Coin.
A gold coin pases from one to an
other 2,000,000,000 times before the
stamp or Impression upon It becomes
obliterated by friction, while a silver
coin changes between 3.250,000,000
times before It becomes entirely ef
A Costly Building.
The costliest building of modern
I lines Is the State Capitol at Albany,
N. V., which has already had spent
iVpnti It the Immense sum of $20,000,000.
UARiilAGE AT ST. JOE.
MICHIGAN'S GRETNA GREEN IS
I GROWING IN FAME.
Uasidred Oo Ihers from Ctiltago to
Have Hi Nuptial Kunt T!atly Had
v -UolbM I'lae of Coaducttag the
Bt. Joeph, Mien., good old St. Joe,
I e ruing fa me of which It Is not too
proud. Marriage seems a great ordeal
to many people, but, like everything
le, It's easy when you kuow how, ac
cording to the Chicago Tribune. County
Clerk John W. Neodham, of Iterrleii
County, Mich., has mude It so. Hofore
County Clerk Noedhsin oieiied hi
matrimonial department store In St.
Joe, Mich., people that w'shed to get
married had to look forward to n gnat
many thing. There had to be o church
sud a popular organist who could play
"(, Promle Me" on the lower bank
lil'SHINO FOIl T11I3
of key, with the tremolo slop dear out
nud hidden under the carpet. There
bad to be a tun Id of honor lu pink tulle
aud six biideuiald also In p:k tulle,
ami small sister of the bride to matter
llower lu the nl!e, und white ilbbon
to put around the sent and divide the
sheep and goat, ami carriage, and a
reception and thing to eat. County
Clerk Noedhaui of Hi. Joe ha chnnged
all this, lie say so on the cards which
he distributes to those coutempl.iHng
matrimony, (in the cards he says: "1
liteml to all the dolatls. All you need
furnish I the bride." County Clerk
Need ham ny he prefers to have bride
groom bring their own brld-s. Still,
If worst came to the worst, and If a
young man who wonted to get married
real bad should go straying around M.
Joe without a bride. County Clerk
Neodham would ib the best he could
for bliu aud would probably find him
one, although the County Clerk say
frankly that he will not gtiatan'ee the
temper or disposition of Hie bride ho
I culled upon to furnish, aud thai posl
lively no bride w ill be tnkeii buck or
exchanged. County Clerk Needhaui
lias made of St. Joe, Mich., a Ureiu.i
Green that makes the old original one
look a sort of fadinl yellow. At tne
home of County Clerk Neodham a cou
ple may go st almost any hour of .he
day or night, receive a license to be
married, speak the fateful words, re
ceive their certificates, aud go out luto
the world man and wife. 'Tor better
for worse," and the whole thlug won't
take fifteen minute. "
Ou Kuuday and holidays, w hen cou
ples are expected, the fateful stops can
all be taken In less than three minutes,
for on those dnye the Comity Clerk Is
sitting at his desk with a stack of mar
riage license blanks a foot high piled
lu front of him, nnd his pen already
dripping wllh Ink Is poised over
tho paper ready for the fatal dab, A
minister of the gospel Is standing guard
ou one side of the ejerk's desk ready to
unite those who wish the approval of
the church, and a Justice of thu peace
Is on the bridge ou the larboard side of
the dork ready to steer thoso who wish
a civil marriage Into the matiimoulul
When n couple go to County Clerk
Noedham's house to be married they
are wafted lu at tho front door without
a moment's pause. The Justice of the
Peace on thu bridge has a view-down
the street from where he sits and he
"sees 'cm coming." The bride sits
down, the groom goes out to the Clerk's
desk, the blank spaces lu the license
lire filled In, lie chooses between tho
preacher nud the Justice of the Peace,
a hard nut Iter, as thoy both look so
wistful; hurries back to the parlor, fol
lowed by the County Clerk, who also
serves as witness. The fateful words
are spoken by tie preacher or the J. P.,
whichever -Is chosou. The bride Bays
"1 do," the groom says "I do," tho
preacher or the J. P. says "I pronotiuoe
you man aud wife," and the County
Clerk turns around aud says, "They're
off." The couple nre married, the
groom pays H tor everything, and the
County Clerk bow s them out and tolls
them to call again. That's the way
thoy do It in St. Joe.
It Is not Jiard to pick out Jiie people
on the boat who have marriage lu their
hearts. They sit close together nil the
way across and usually have little to
iny. Thoy got on the bout early nud
Secure seats removed from the mob.
Tho mob pours on to the boat and hems
the devoted couplo In so they look dis
gusted and get up uud hunt a uew se
cluded place. This place Is also ulti
mately carried by the enemy, and the
young couples stand around the smoke
atacls or lurk In remote cornets and
wonder how many people on the boat
would evf r guess that they were going
to St. Joe to get married. Sometimes
tho couples are very mysterious even
at the County Clerk's home and do not
really want to give up their names
sven to put on the marriage license. .
The fame of the lown I spreading so
rapidly that It I believed next season
there will be a great Incresse In iiie
number of pilgrimages to Ibis shrine of
A Queer Old Geography.
Among the Interesting old books and
papers belonging to the lata Kdw, W.
Well of this city was a geography that
lets lu some light on the state of gen
eral Information lu the world a cen
tury and a half ago.
America Is "the lust quarter of the
world" nud the "north part of Ihe con
tinent I very Utile known." The map
uf North America give ull the region
northwest of California as "part un
known." The great lakes are down a
Superior, Illinois, Huron, ICrlo and
1'roiiteniic. "N. Knglaiid" Is all one Ut
ile patch reaching up to the St. Law
rence. Loulsbnn occupies most of the
middle country, ' Tho "Oyo" river Is
Iho nil mo ot the Ohio. The chief town
of New Jersey Is said to be Kllxabetli
Town- Tho climate Is thus explained:
"lu the north are vas; unkuowu Moiin-
lain, perpetually covered with snow,
front whence the Wind. blowing the
greatest part of the year these Coun
tries become much colder than those la
Ilurope lu the same latitudes."
It Is Interesting to note that this work
that I more than a century and a half
old should advocate quite vigorously
(he construction of canals across tho
l'a mi ma and Sue Isthmuses. Hart
"It was a meiiu trick," said Jones,
w lih a smile, "but I wanted my wife to
come home, aud It was the ouly way
that 1 could think of to get her back.
She weut away about five weeks ago on
a vacation aud loft me alone to get
nbiiig us best 1 could. It wasn't long
before 1 grew tired of the arratigetneut,
tired of getting my meals downtown,
tired of siudlug checks lu reply to her
demands for more money. Three days
ago 1 received a letter asking me to
scud her 1-5 at once. It was then that
my pin ii suggested Itself. Hy return
mull 1 sent her a check for double the
amount that she had asked for, and In
closed It with a note that rend: 'Hou't
"It worked as I thought It would. My
wife returned by the first train with a
strange gleam of Inquiry In her eyes
aud a set about her Up that bodes
trouble for me If she confirms the hor
rible suspicions that she Is laboring un
der. However, I have her at home, and
I am not losing any sleep over what she
may suspect." Detroit Free Press.
Governor ItiMisevelt the Husband.
It was evident to any one who wutch
ed the pale but rapturously happy face
of Mrs. ltoosovelt at the Republican na
tional convention that she was Intense
ly proud of her distinguished husband.
At the time be came to the platform to
second President McKluley's uotulna-
tlon the Immense throng of delegates
aud spectators seemed carried beyond
themselves with enthusiasm, aud the
applause was simply deafening. He at
tempted two or three times to speak,
but his voice was lost in the noise be
fore It had traveled a yard. Just at the
height of the excitement he turned his
head aud caught sight of the smiling
face of his wife In the gallery at the
tight. Instnutly there cnnie over his
countenance an Indescribable expres
sion of recognition of her presence, aud
ho gave her a smile nud a wave of his
hand which said, as plainly as words,
"You share the honor with uie!"
Wotnau's Home Companion.
"Who Knows, Indeed?
"Oh, you editors are horrid," she sob
bed. "What Is the trouble, nindam?" In
quired the editor, as he blue-penciled
two paragraphs that bad come as nn
Inspiration to the young man who was
"taking up journalism."
"Why, 1 boo boo I sent In an obit
uary of niy husband, and boo hoo
nnd snld lu It that he had been married
for twenty years, aud you oo oo boo
-hoo your priuters set It up 'worried
for twenty years.' "
She wept. "
But the editor grinned.
Perhaps It was all right, all 'round.
The Longest Ycur.
The year 47 B. C. was the longest
year ou record. By order of Julius
Caesar It contained 445 days. The ad
ditional days were put In to make the
seasons conform as nearly as possible
with the solar year.
One reason women enjoy company Is
that when there Is company at dinner
the husbands don't grumble If the meal
doesn't cult them.
Writers of love stories speak of the
heroine "drawing up her lissom figure,"
as If the girl opened out like a jack.
knife, -..-;:..:.,,'. - .
HUNTINGTON, HORSE SELLER.
An Anecdote lllnatratlnsj the Mlllloa
alra's Uualneaa Method.
Anecdotes regarding C. P. Hunting,
ton were freely circulated In Wall
street after the first shock of the newi
of his death had passed away. A sals
of horses to Henry Clews, the banker,
illustrated the magnate' method ot
doing business. Ur. Clews said to
friend that he wanted a pair of cobs.
"Mr. Huntington has a pair that will
Just suit you. lit tell him to see you,"
said the frleud.
The Huntington and Clews otltces ar
both lu the Mills building, the former
on the seventh floor, the latter ou the
ground. Mr. Huntington stopped lu tin
next morning on his way to bis office.
"I understand you want a pair el
ponies I Lave for sale," be said.
"Not that I know," was the retort of
Iho bunker, "1 want a team, but I
don't care where 1 get It. I'll take yours
If the euliuals aud the price are all
"Oh, that's all right These ponlea
nre too small ,aud It's not right to make
Iheui haul me and my wife about we
are both big and heavy."
"What's your price''
"What's your Idea of what you want
"Eight hundred dollars."
"Well, my price Is $1,600 not a cent
Mr. Clews told him there was no pos
sibility of getting together, aud they
Mr. Huntington called again the next
"Heady to give 11,500 for tkesa po
nies ?" he asked.
"No; I'll give 1800," was the response.
"Never," exclaimed Mr. Huntington,
as he weut out.
He called at the Clews office every
morning for two weeks to ask about
Hie horse. On Ihe eighth day he said:
"Well, I'll take $1,300, but 1 won't
1o ve the option long at that."
"You can close It right uow If you
like," was the retort, "for I'll pay $400.
Not a cent more."
Ou the tenth day he exclaimed:
".Vow, I'll tell you. Take the ponlea
M $1,200 and we'll call It square."
"Eight uuudred," said Mr. Clews.
The same was offered on the elev
enth, twelfth and thirteenth days, re
bites the New Yorp Mall and Express.
On the fourteenth cniy Mr. Huutuigton
"What Is your price for the ponies
- eii, you are me Hardest man I ever
dealt with," said he, "aud I'm going to
let yon have them ou one condition.
You must give $25 to my coachman."
"I don't kuow your coachman," ob
jected Mr. Clews, "and It would be
bribery to give any money to blui."
"Well, he ought to have $25," mused
"I suppose you pay his wages regu
ItiiyV" retorted the banker.
"Yes, but he ought to get $25 out of
this deal." ,
"Then you give It to him," ssld Mr.
Clews. "Thut will leave $775 for the
With that he gave In, and thus, after
fourteen dny of haggling the horses
w ere sold for $700 less than he started
out to get for them. Mr. Clews smiled
as he told a reporter of the deal, and
"He enjoyed that horse deal as much
as I did. The horses proved to be
splendid a nfrfl'J, HJ l rove'WeuTf"r
WHAT ROILED THE CNOINEER.
Muu Wa on tbr Track and Did Not
Heed tbe Waiatle.
The old engineer had finished groom
ing his engine for the night's run and
was whlltng away the half hour before
train time In swapping yarns with hla
tlremau. It was his turn at a story.
After pnlllng reflectively ou bis pipe
fur a moment or two, be said, half
questioning!)-: "I don't believe we've
ever run over anybody, Bill, since
you've been lu the cab.
"But It Isu't the running over that
wares you," he continued, ' though that
Is bud enough. It's tho coming so all
tired doXe to it and missing that takes
the tuck out of a mau. After you once
hit anything the worst you can do In to
plow tight along, but when you see a
uiau ou the track and blow your whistle
md shut off steam and put on brakes
aud then the mau turns out to be deaf
n- drunk or somethlug of the kind, and
you know you can't help striking hlni,
theu's the time you wish you were run
ning a steamboat or a fire engine.
"The closest shave 1 ever had was
when I was punlug the President's spe--ial
nj) to Albany. We were trying to
make a record run. We had passed
the Poughkeepsie bridge and were do
ing better than a mile a minute when.
1 saw a man walking down the track
toward us. The fireman blew the whis
tle, but the man never budged from
botweeu the rails. As we got closer, I
saw he was walking with bis head
dowu and paying no attention to what
was going on. I shut off steam, jam
med on the brakes and reversed her,
but we slid along at a pretty fair gait
He never stirred until Just as the en
glue was going to hit htm. Then he
Jumped out of the way, gtiuulug up at
me aud put his fingers to bis nose.
" 'Uet after him,' I yelled, but before
the fireman could climb down from the
i-nb the man was runlug down the
track for all he was worth nud that
wasu't more than 30 cents. Wo didn't
have any time to spare, so we hustled
on again, and I've been trying ever
since to decide whether our friend was
druuk or crazy, or bad a darned pecu
liar Idea of humor. 'Anyway, I wish I'd
had a little more time. I'd like to have
taken a chance at him with a coal
shovel." New York Mail aud Express.
"Mrs. "Waes antt Daughters."
When In the country the rrlncess of
Wales delights In making little expe
ditions incogulto. An amusing and
true story has just leaked out about one
of these Impromptu excursions at Sand
lingham. Her royal highness, with the
two princesses, had driven a long dis
tance from home in her favorite pony
cari, and as lunch drew near they were
glad to put up at a picturesque village
inn. The landlord had his suspicions
as to who his guests were, and after
lunch had been served brought the vis
itors' book. Whereupon the princess.
iiv iv no vun,.uc, tuauc iue JOllOWing
entry; "Mrs. Wales and two daugh
ters." Moving Stairways,
Two type of moving stairways for
the Manhattan Elevated stations In
New York City are to be put on trial
shortly. One is a ramp consisting of
an endless rubber band running over
drums. In the other type regular steps
will take the place of the ' nearly
smooth Incline, so that a passenger al
ways stands on a level surface.
"What an artistic pipe you have,"
said Miss Hicks to Barber. "Artistic?",
i-eturned Barber. "Not a bit of It Yof
can't wake It draw."-Harlem Life,