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Something's a-toot; beware, beware!
Something ia climbing the bedroom stair,
With her a atumble and there a slip.
Into the passage trip, trip, trip.
Sharp little footfalls queer and quick.
Never careful step thej pick.
Quaintly marking a morning sung.
Hurry-scurry they rush along.
Tripping bright on the pasage floor.
Up they come to your bedroom door.
Ntver was music halt so sweet
As the pit-a-pat patter ot tiny feet.
Pear tittle voices, high and clear.
Ring like a bell In the sleeper's esr,
Small hands plnrk at hia touxled head.
"Daddy, oh. Daddy, get out of bed:"
Keeping the rales it's all a game
Out they patter as in they came,
But somehow the song move rsther slow,
As down the passage and oS they go.
And It's oil for the years that hare
And the feet that pattered at break of
Now they are heavily booted feet.
And they tramp and stamp in the busy
And some of them seemed to tire of fon.
So they wandered away till they met the
Bat he sends them sliding along his
To patter again ia your morning dreams.
WHY I RESIGNED.
HT did I retire from the
The speaker was a well-knit.
clean-shaven man, whose face, without
being handsome, revealed the posses
sion by it owner of Intelligence and a
sensitive nature. Ills eyes were frank
ly observant, and his demeanor was
one of alertness and vigor.
"Yea," proceeded ex-Detective Morri
son, "I suppose it will ever be a bit of
mystery to my late colleagues of the
Criminal Investigation Department
that I who had confessedly done much
excellent work should have renounced
my career when my prospects were
most promising. "What! Going; to re
sign f exclaimed the Commissioner.
Ton who largely assisted to secure the
arrest of the authors of the De Mallln
court paste-Jewel frauds, who discov
ered the Hampstead poisoners, and
who successfully traced the interna
tional banknote forgers to their den?
"It certainly did seem strange, and I
dared not explain. Are you listening?
Well, what mystified Scotland lard
hall be made clear to you.
"Early In life I became enamoured
of the Idea of a detective's career. I
was eternally picturing myself aa an
avenging Instrument of outraged Jus
tice, rescuing Innocent beauty from the
grasp of remorseless acoundrelism, win
ning the plaudits of the world and the
mile of virtue you know the kind of
thing that springs from the Imagination
of sensitive youth.
"My sister and myself had been left
orphan. We had been given Into the
custody of a half-brother of my fath
er's, as good and generous a fellow as
ever lived, considerate as a father, and
naturally lass exacting in checking any
of our original sins. He had a daugh
ter, Ethel; and it was Ethel, sweet
Ethel" here the narrator made an emo
tional pause "who unconsciously
weaved herself into all my imaginary
acts of heroism.
"I lived the ordinary life of a young
man, helping my uncle In his business
and taking part in no more escapades
than do most fellows of twenty. I
wasn't what's termed a mollycoddle
not at all; but the mere presence of
Ethel and my sister Rose was a re
straint upon any extravagant foolish
ness. "They were a strange contrast In ap
pearance. Rose was as dark as any
Egyptian, with heavily-arched brows,
eyes that sparkled with vitality, hair
that nestled low upon the forehead;
she was impetuous, eager, a child of
impulse. Ethel was as fair as the
morning sun a clinging, easily-moved.
trusting maid who seemed to lean for
support on Rose.
"Rose was my elder, and she lavished
a passionate affection upon me. Ethel
apparently reflected it In a less vehe
ment and in a more regulated manner.
"When I quitted Northlngton to Join
the force I little thought that Rose's
passion must have another outlet, and
that in it turbulence it might over
whelm my darling Ethel, now secretly
half-pllghted to me.
"'Yes, Morrison,' said my chief,
these are the cutest and cleverest
frauds we have had to deal with for
some time. The notes are so accurate
ly executed as to deceive even the
smartest of bank-clerks. Of course a
thorough expert, if he were to examine
them closely, would detect a variation
In the water-mark and In the typo
graphical peculiarities of a genuine
note; but that variation is sosllghtthat
even he might be deceived. By the
way, not a few of these notes have been
la circulation at your native place,
Northlngton. However you have got
charge of the case.'
"My heart leaped at the thought of
Northlngton. My sister Rose had been
suddenly married to a gentleman whom
I had never seen, but whose name did
not Impress me. It was Hubert Feath
erstone Maltland. I had not been able
to attend the wedding because I Was In
Paris Inquiring Into the De Malllncourt
fraud. Rose was wildly enthusiastic
about her husband; she rhapsodised
over bis goodness, generosity, affection
for her, and bis unvarying devotion.
How bad she met him? He was stay
ing at the county hotel and so Ingra
tiated himself with gome of the towns
men that be got Invited to the annual
bachelors' ball. Within five months he
and Rose were married. Didn't I know
something about bis family? Well,
Rose wrote enthusiastically about hia
brother, Hugh Featherstoue Maltland,
and somehow I began to fear for Ethel.
"I did not go to Northlngton, for on
arriving at my lodgings, after the In
terview with the chief, I had a wire
from Rose or rather from Mrs. Malt
land saying that I might expect a cull
from her at any moment. She was then
Her is a good game for aa evening party. Let a line be drawn acrons a
eertaia portion of the room and then 11 the men stand thereon and try which
of them ran draw the longest line with a piece ot chalk without moving his
feet. Tbey must assume the attitude shown in the picture, namely, they mint
keep the left hand on or beside the knee and must only use the right hand. This
seems an easy thing to do, but let anyone try it and he will soon find out that
it ia extremely difficult.
In London. Besides, new had come
of these notes having been given an in
creased circulation at several West
End establishments. Rose'a wire gave
no address. It was a bald note an
nouncing her arrival, and was dispatch
ed from Charing Crosa.
"I was In Bond street, where as yet
the forger had not commenced bis dep
redations. I was persuaded that be
would not relinquish so happy a hunting-ground,
but was moody over ' my
"'Don't forget I shall want some
"These words fell on my ears. Tbey
had been uttered by a well-dressed,
handsome man, who was Juat getting
Into a cab from which a lady had only
a second before alighted. He drove
away, and the lady entered a Jeweler's
"I always act upon impulse. I was
attired In fashlonabl clothes, and I too
went Into the shop. The lady bought a
pair of links for her husband and gave
a ten-pound note In exchange. She re
ceived aeven pound twelve shillings
from the cashier. I had completed my
Inquiries as to the price of a hunter-
watch which I did not want When she
left her dose veil had never been
raised her very movement was remin
iscent. Who could she be? I saw her
enter another shop eight or nine doors
away. I returned to the Jeweler's,
called the manager, showed my author
ity, and asked to see the note. I was
certainly unable to discover any flaw
In It, but was not convinced of its gen
uineness. "In another minute I was standing
outside the second shop which the lady
had entered. I dared not gaxe too In
tently at her as she left. However, by
lounging near the cab I was able to
learn the address she gave the cabman.
It was 61 Overchurch Mansions one jf
the best-known suites of maisonettes in
the West End.
"I followed her closely In another cab.
She had not entered the mansion ten
seconds before I had resolved to make
some inquiries at the office on the
"She was actually leaving the office
as I approached. 'Yes.' I beard an
obsequious clerk say, as she entered the
lift 'I can assure you that to-morrow
a man shall come and see what is .he
matter with your gas service. We can
not understand it'
"The lady still left an impression on
my mind an Impression that her form
and manner were not new. I impera
tively dismissed the notion from my
mind, for I bad now a scheme in view.
I hurried back to the Jeweler's; he had
In the meantime taken the note to tne
bank. After very careful examination
the expert had come to the conclusion
that it was a flash note. 1 went to the
other shop a similar note had been
passed there. The manager laughed to
scorn the Idea that It was not a genuine
"The housemaid at 61 Overchurch
Mansious was In a very unpleasant
" ' 'Ere's the missus says as 'ow you
wasn't comin' till to-morrer! It's most
h -gravatin'! An' master's brlngl g
some friends to dinner, and the missus'
cousin is a-cotulng with 'er flancey! Of
course, what do It matter to you?
"However, she had to put up with the
presence of the workman he assured
her that he had been sent by the ex
press instructions of her mistress to at
tend to the gas.
"The leakage was In a pretty little
dining-room. It was only divided by n
thin partition from another room In
which two persons were talking.
" 'Ah, pauvre petite, you are tired!
Never mind now why I want so many
notes changed and never allow you to
spend gold and silver! Remember our
dinner party to-nlghtr
"This was said In a low, soothing
voice the voice of a man born to cozen
women. The workman was listening
" 'Well, well, dear! the man went on.
'Don't you know that on the continent
we can't change notes easily? Why,
what a time we shall have; We shall
have to play the roles of an old staid
couple in the presence of the bride and
" 'Whew!' whistled the workman 'a
" 'Reely, now,' said the supercilious
housemaid to him a minute later 'you
cahn't finish the Job to-night eh? You
must go and get some piping? Well, of
all the haggravating creetures ' ,
"And the angry little cockney shut
the door with a clang.
" 'Tell the guv'nor we want to see
him!' said the Inspector, In a quiet as
suring tone, to the housemaid at No. CI.
'We sha'n't keep him a second.'
"We had followed the girl to the dining-room.
The handsome man whom I
had seen In the cab stood before us,
framed by the doorway. ;
' 'I arrest you.' said the Inspector, 'on
suspicion of having passed a number
of forged notes on the Bank of Eng
land!' "There was an exclamation from ihe
Inner room followed by a scullllng
noise. Evidently a confederate was
about to bolt. 1 bounded Into the room,
followed a retreating form Into a sec
ond apartment, and caught him n he
rushed Into the passage IcuUiug to the
FOR PARLOR FROLIC.
"I brought him to the Inspector. A
woman confronted me like a pythoness.
"'You liar and blackguard. Richard
Morrison! That man never circulated
forged notes! He Is my husbaud an
honorable gentleman! If notes were
passed, I passed them!
"Good heavens! The author ot this
self-accusation was my sister Rose!
" 'Oh, Richard.' wailed a woman at
my feet 'don't hurt him don't kill me!
Let Hugh come with me! We were to
be married the day after to-morrow T
"I staggered back. This was Ethel
my Ethel! The man I had caught was
Hugh Maltland. He was to have been
"They were two of the greatest scoun
drels, sir, who ever played upon the
credulity of women. They are now ex
piating their crime In Portland.
"And what of Rose and Ethel? Prov
idence only knows. I am an outcast
from their affection a traitor, the min
er of their happiness, the man who has
wrecked the careers of two heroes. Do
you wonder, sir, that crime investiga
tion has na longer any romance for
mer Family Herald.
Means of Protection Against Storms
by People in the Weal.
The cyclone Is by far tb worst form
of disaster that visits this country,
coming at unexpected times and deal
lng death and destructlou In such wide
When the summer days bring waves
ot heat across the stretches of hot sod.
then the residents of the prairie we.it
begin to cast their eyes to the wind
ward. Tbey are watching the forma
tion of the clouds, and he who could uot
distinguish a cyclone bank from any
other is Indeed a tenderfoot. Then th
cry of warning Is carried across the
plains, and the members of every fam
ily make for their cyclone cellars. These
cellars differ in various communities.
The popular cyclone cellar on the plains
of western Kansas, where cyclones a
few years ago were almost a dally oc
currence, are ordinary sod houses, built
low and strong.
In the Russian communities of Kan
sas these cyclone bouses serve as the
family residence the year around. They
are about seven feet high and built ex
ceptionally strong. The roofs are slant
lng, and the houses are set to the wind
that Is, the ends are faced toward the
east and west.
In Oklahoma every farmhouse Is
backed up by a cave, a hole dug lto
the ground and covered by an earthen
roof. Some farmers have gone so .'ar
In protecting themselves against cy
clones that they have a small canncn
loaded with salt and buckshot which Is
fired Into the whirling clouds as tbey
approach. This has been known to turn
the course of a storm. It Is " common
event to dismiss school on the plains of
Oklahoma when a bank of clouds be
gins to arise in the southwest These
vlnd and rainstorms are becoming
more uncommon every day, and It I
believed that the planting of trees and
settlement of barren sod has had much
to do with It
Bailor's Carious Pets.
It has been said of the Jackie sailor
boy that he Is so passionately fond of
pets he must have something to love
if it 1 "only a cockroach In a 'baccy
box." This statement was founded on
fact, for one of the most remarkable
pets of an English ship was a mon
strous cockroach. He was four Inches
long and one Inch broad.
. One of the sailors had tamed him
and built for him a cage with a little
kennel In the corner of It This Insect
prodigy learned to recognize his mas
ter's voice, and when be beard him
call would hurry out from his kennel
Among other odd pets that have been
beloved by English sailors was a seal,
who had a tank residence on board
and a dally round of pleasure and
duty; bis pleasure seven meals a day,
his duty a bath after each meal. An
other was a deer who would take a
quid of tobacco with so much delight
that the fellow feeling aroused by hi
appreciative taste made him a general
Two Bides of a Story,
Horaer When you were In Paris did
you find It difficult to speak French?
Travers Oh, no, 1 bad no trouble In
speaking it. The difficult part was In
getting the Jabbering ldots to under
Sewerage in Mexico,
By the end of this year the capital of
Mexico will have a sewerage system
covering the whole city.
The course of true love never run
smooth, aud In after years the bachelor
Is often glud ot lt
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OKLAHOMA CYCLONE CtU.AU.
HOW TO AVOID BALDNESS.
Da Not Wear Yoar Hat To Tlaht
Ovar Yoar Temple,
The writer of this squib has much
hair on bts bead. Aa a young man it
was black as a crow's wing, curly, the
envv of rivals and the despair of imi
tators;" as a middle-aged man. Iron
gray, thick, luxuriant with no disposi
tion to grow less. Ilow does It lispptu
that this one Individual Is singled urn
from all the rest to be the possessor of
so much hair? Has it Ixvu the use of
hair tonics? Is It the result of frequent
indulgence In shampoos by the bar
ber? Has he beeu spetidlng money for
tome famous hair restorer? Nothing ot
the sort None ot these things has hap
epend. It baa beeu brought about
neither by wise management nor hered
ity. This is the way it happened: The
head upou which this luxuriant hair
grow is of long diameter (rem befotv
backwards, but of short diameter from
side to side. That Is to say a long, thin
head, with rather hollow temples. This
makes it Impossible' for him to buy a
hat that fits tightly to his head. Ills
head being so long, he Is obliged to buy
a "S. which Is nlwa-i tco wide tor his
thin head. He has p;o'.ably never worn
a hat lu bis life that Lt tightly over the
Well, what has all this to do with lux
uriant hair? It has much to do with
lt. The temporal arteries that supply
the scalp with blood run up the side ot
the temples. The average persou wears
a hat that tits tightly over the temples.
This constriction of the arteries and
vein that supply the circulation of the
blood and the pressure of the hat upou
these blood vessels cut off In part the
circulation ot the blood to the scalp.
This makes the hair unhealthy and In
clined to drop out Bald-headednett
comes on prematurely, lint In case of
the loug-headod person we are describ
ing, no hat could be found that would
fit tightly across the temples.
It was no wisdom of his that preserv
ed his hatr, but merely the accidental ',
shape ot bis head. lie has always beeu :
obliged to wear hat that touched thej
forehead and back of the head, but did
not touch the sides of bis bead. This
left the circulation of the blood free to
the scalp. Hence the bristling, rugged,
healthy mop of hair on his head. Each
hair stays In Its place with the tenacity
of pine stump. A pound weight would
not be sufficient to pull out a single
Now, If there I any lesson to be
learned from all this, lt Is simply to
avoid wearing anything on the bead
that presses the temples. This Is prob
ably the reason that women have a bet
ter growth of hair. It Is rare Indeed
to see bald-headed woman. It Is very
common to see a bald-headed man.
Women' hats are worn as ornaments
rather than for protection. They rare
ly touch the head at all. Men wear hats
tightly clasped about the head. Inter
fering with the circulation of the scalp.
This Is why they are bald. They ought
.to be bald If they dou't kuow any bet
ter. Doubtless they will continue to Im
bald In spite of this article or anything
else that can be written, ltuuud-beadcd
men are bound to become bald-headed,
limply because their hats hug tightly
to their beads. Medical Talk.
My Friends and I.
My little low room I five flights high,
And some might think that its wall
Bnt sweet communion my friends and 1
Have often held in the silence there;
Noble, exalted, they come to me
Fair as they were in the earth's first
Whispering hope for the time to be,
These are my friends in the little low
Shakspeare of Stratford, Bacon, Car
lyie. Emerson dreaming his long, long dream,
Dickens with sighs that are lot in a
Milton unblinded the gods for his
Goldsmith, weary no mart nor lone,
Chatterton, safe though the storm rides
Byron unto his heritage grown
Royal companionship here have I.
Homer, singing the song of strife;
Virgil, at rest by a sun-kissed shore;
Longfellow, (banting the "Psalm of
Poe, who will leave me ah, never
Gentle Hawthorne of Salrm town;
Whlttier, thrilling tbe heart ot ths
On and all from my .helves look down,
Step to my side and talk to me.
Kings In your palaces, here Is more
Here, In faith, in a little low room
Than regal state and golden store,
The crowd's mad clamor, the cannon's
Shades of the mighty come to me,
Sit and chat as the hours go by,
Prophesy things that the soul shall see
And so w are hsppy, my friends and I.
A His Child Haw Him.
A prominent real estate man In Los
Angeles had an experience a few even
ing ago that kept him guewtlng for a
little bit as to whether he should feel
complimented or otherwise. He was;
at home with one little daughter while
his wife and another of the children
were downtown. Darkness was coin-
' lng on and the little girl was anxiously
watching for her mother's return. Her
nervousness grew apace, In spite of the
father's attempts at reassurance. At i
length the little one burst Into tears,
"I Just can't help It! I need mamma,
and I must have her!"
"Do you do this way when your
mamma Is here and I'm away?" asked
"No, of course not" replied the little
one. " 'Cause then there's some grown
up person about the bouse," Ios An
Knee-Keep in Kansas.
Eugene K. Ware, the new commis
sioner of pensions, who, over the name
of "Ironqtilll," long ago established tils
reputation as a wit and writer of verso,
has been much Interested for yenrs In
the condition of roads In bis adopted
State of Kansas.
Recently R. W. Richardson, secretary
of the National Good Roads Associa
tion, who Is preparing to take a good
roads construction train across the con
tinent, said to Mr. Ware:
"How do the farmers In Kansas
stand on the road question?"
"Up to their knees," was the reply.
CRATER OF LA SOlTRICRf, ST. VINCENT.
This view of the crater of Mount
Soufiiere, St. Vincent Island, was
made from a photograph taken with a
panoramic camera, two weeks before
DEED OF WILSON M'FIELD.
Ha 8aed Two Live. I.j Ilia Hr.v.ry
From the records of the Royal Hu
mane Society a writer lu Mct'lure'a
Magaxlue draws the story ot au ob
scure uegro sciimuu whose brave deed
was discovered anil liouoivd by two of
the great nations of the earth. One
tropical night the scuooucr Dolphlu
rested almost motionless off the City
tuau rocks lu Nicaragua. Cre' uud
passeugers. some twenty lu all, were
asleep about the deck, tor It was too
hot to go below. Tueu came such a
squall us comes only lu those southeru
sous. The sails, all set, furulshed am
ple leverage. Wltlilu ten seconds the
Dolphin was bottom up, her passengers
and crew struggling lu the water.
Wilsou McKleld. a negro aud a sub
ject of Great Britain, was the Hist
to come to the surface. All his twenty
seveu years of life be had kuow ti these
waters, aud he swam like a tlsh. Ho
soon succeeded in climbing tiHu the
bottom of the vessel. Then he shouted
to the others, and oue by one pulled
up five of the crew.
Fortuuutely the squall w as soou over,
although the sea was high. After they
had drifted two hours the lueu heard
strauge souuds, like pounding wltlilu
the vessel. Some thought they heard,
voices. The more superstitious were
afraid. The night drugged on, and by
daylight the souuds had grown faint
er. The crew concluded that tueu were
Iiuprlsoued within the boat, but none
could devise a way to save theui. Then
the negro proposed to dive uuder and
Into the ship. They assured him he
would never get out agulu, but carry
ing between his teeth oue end of a rope
that hud been dragglug from the ves
tA, Mel'Ield dived, passed uuder the
gunwale aud rose iu the hatch.
It was pitch dark, and the Interior
of the vessel was full of the flouting
cargo, but he kept ou steadily. Finally,
concluding that he hud reached the
cablu, he rose, and lu uu lustaut his
head was above water. Yet so foul
was the aid, and so narrow the space
between the water aud the ship's bot
tom, that he could hurdly breathe, lie
could see no oue, but he heard the
kuocklug again, and culled out. Then
cuuie voices, faint but familiar.
Swimming lu the direction of the
sound, he found two men braced
against the cablu sides and holdliu
their heads above water. Oue was a
young rubber cutter, named Miilllt.,
the other a native Spnulnli-N Iranian. in,
called Obaudo. Ho Hi were panic
stricken, aud Mel'Ield was obliged to
threaten them with Instant deutli If
they did Uot obey bliu. lie fastened
the rope round Mallllz, and gave the
signal to pull. Mel'Ield dived Into the
water along with bis man. In his fright
Mallltx entangled himself lu the hatch
way, and precious time was lost lu I fee
ing him. When they reached the mr
face .Mallltx was unconscious aud Mc
Fleld mure deud tluiu alive.
They pulled Mallltz utiourd, but V
Field would not follow. As soon as the
rope was free he took It lu his teeth
and went uuder, found the batch aud
entered the cabin. Obundo was almost
uncontrollable with tear and exhaus
tion, but McKleld finally secured iilui
with the rope, ami gave the signal to
pull up. This time the trip was made
without accident, and both tueu were
drawn ou board. AH the men were
The United States government
awarded McKleld a medal and ofiy
dollars Id gold, aud the Royal Humane
Society of Great Britain gave him a
DOMESTICS IN AFRICA.
Mo.t Work Done by Kafllr Hoy. Who
Take "Whit." Names.
An amusing picture of domestic con
ditions In South Africa Is given by Mrs.
Blow in an article In the New York
Tribune. Mrs. Blow's husbaud was
manager ot a mine In South Africa, and
both husband and wife lived there for
several years. In recalling the domes
tic problem as It exists In thut region,
Most of the work Is done by Kaffirs,
who, like the Southern negroes In slav
ery times, are called "boys," no mat
ter what their age may be.
When the Kaffir boys come from the
kraals no one ever uses their native
names. As soon as they are brought
Into contact with the whites they take
a "white" name. This produces re
sults which are not lacking In elements
Among the house boys "Knlfo,"
"Fork" and "Spoon" were common
names. "Tablci" "Choir," "Carriage,"
"Watch" and "Matchbox" were other
names that I had In the house at va
rious times. Ono of my house boys
took the utilitarian name of "Hum and
The Kaffirs are very fond of rice,
when they learn to cat It among the
whites, and our stablo boy thought lie
had found the finest name In the world
In "Rice." But the Kaffirs have the
same difficulty as the Chinese In pro
nouncing tho letter "r," and so poor
Rice always called himself "Lice,"
The Kaffirs are the cleanest pimple
in the world In some respects. They
, . V.,- .
the eruption, by a correspondent of the
New York Herald. The crater Is one
of the most remarkable In the world.
It Is three miles In circumference and
has walla 1.000 feel high.
are always scrubbing theniielves In
hot water aud anointing themselves
with oil afterward, but the hnhlt doe
not exteud to their clothes, Thy will
take an elaborate bath, aud then put
on clothes that never saw the wash
tub. Our home was a typical one of the
upper class, a great oue story buug-
l alow, seventy. live feet long, built of
I brick, covered w ith the Inevitable
I w hite corrugated Iron, aud with a ve
randa tweuty feet deep. It was seven
hundred feet almve the entrance to
the mills, aud the hills all about were
cut Into great terraces, which wore
planted with magulllceut tropical
plants. I bad two huudrrd banana
trees, besides orange, snd lemons,
guavas and pineapples, strawberries,
poaches, all kind of vegetables and
, the most beautiful (lowers. We even
I bad tea-plants lu the garden. We rals
' ed the finest lemons I ever saw; all w
could possibly use, and barrels and bar
rets for the hospital.
An Idea of the enormous supply m
native labor may be had from the fact
that every foot of this great terraced
girden was made of earth carried up
the mouutaln on the backs of Kattlrs,
and the Irrigation, without which mull
ing could grow, was accomplished by
watering puts lu the hands of Kaltlr
PLOTS AQAINST LOUIS PHILIPPE.
Rev.ral Attempt. Upon th. l.lf.of tb.
Kins! uf the French.
Louis Philippe, king of the Kremii,
after experiencing several minor at
tempts on his life, was nearly murder
ed July US, ixu. The day was one of
the three appointed to coiuuieimirato
the revolution of 1K10. The king was,
with throe ot his sous, taking part In
a procession, aud while riding along
the boulevards a violent explosion Is
sued from a window overlooking the
Hue of route. Happily, the king himself
and the prince escaped uninjured,
;imugh fourteen person, were killed
outright ami forty others wounded. On
Investigation the discharge was discov
ered to have come from a machine con
structed of twenty four musket bar
rcls. In Id horizontally on a single frame
mid so adjusted a to he raised or low
ered according to the angle required,
cays the Gentleman's Magaxlue. The
toiii'liliiili-s communicated by means of
n train of gunpowder, and consequent
ly nil the barrels could lie discharged
sltiiultaoneously. The window behind
which this deadly contrivance was
placed sts)d os'ii, but Persian blinds,
ii. .t opened until the moment of dis
charge, screened it from the public
gii.e, t Is, probable that, owing to
some delay lu removing the blinds, the
life of Louis Philippe was saved. Ho
bad hardly passed when the explosion
occurred, actually wounding the horse
he rode. The Minn who was guilty of
tho outrage, a Corslean named Kl hi,
was seized and subsequently gtilllo
tlned. Three more attempts were made
on the life of the same monarch. One
by the discharge of n walking-stick gun
Into his carriage .Fune iyj. .
other, nt Kontaltielilenn, In April, IKK);
while the third and final act of the
kind may be recorded as having hap
pened when the king was standing on
the balcony of the Tullerlc one da;- lu
June, 181(1. ,
It Mil I mt llonnxy.
Haiti Is the only country In the world
"where black rules whltu." Although,
the present republic I not successful
because so large a portion of the citi
zens ore lazy and uneducated, yet th
people have many good qualities which
according to Ileskelh Piitchnrd, show
themselves In unexpected und contra
One of the things that strike one most
is that Ilultl Is a country of extreme
and contrast. Logic Is niways at fault
A Haiti's honesty Is like a Haitian's
mind; It Is apt to surprise you round
Kor example: Hundreds of thousand,
of Haitian dollars puss uuuuully along
the lonely track between Jncmel and
Port au Prince. The men who bear
them are low-class Haitians; ragged,
uncouth, uneducated, wild and untutor
ed. Yet only once have the dollars
failed to arrive. I have heard It said
that ten dollars might tempt the Hai
tian's cupidity, but ten thousand awe
him Into Immaculate honesty.
During the last thirty years uncount
ed couriers have made the desolate
Journey over the mountain passes, each
with bis load of wealth, and there 1
only this one Instance known of the be
trayal of trust A fine record!
English Cattle 1 in port.
The United States sent to England
405,703 head of cattl In 1U01 55,.04
more tlian In the previous yenr; while
Canada, with 88,211, sent 10,028 fewer
than In 11)00.
What has become of the old-fashioned
boy who expected everything In the
circus thut ho saw on the bills?
Probubly the most Important things
In the world are those thut never hap
pen. When a niun drinks like a Qa he
doesn't tukJi kindly to wutor,
WAS HAND Of PROVIDENC8.
U. Mlaaatl ' k.toaiH but l.n'l
Kara Is Wil fur lb. Ha.1.
"I was never an atheist," said a
northern Mlchlgauder who was loafing
alkJUt a Detroit hotel tho other day,
"but It used to make me smile to bear
people toll about 1'rovhleuca doing this
or that I II tell you why 1 quit smil
ing. "1 had ait Interest lit au oil well lit
Pennsylvania, and one mortiluu) 1
planned to get up at u early hour nud
ride across country for eight mile wHU
a teamster. 1 was up at the hour
mimed, but found that the fellow had
started off fifteen minutes ahead of the
time set. My only recourse was to till"
a bucklward, sud while uiuu was
looking around for tne aud I was eat
ing bivukfust there came a rumble and
a crash, and I lied from ths hotel, be
lieving Hint au earthquake was ou.
"Other thought so, too, but lu the
course of half u hour we goi word
that 400 pounds uf ultroglycerlu which
was being hauled over the bill ou a
wagon bad exploded. Mors than that.
It was the sumu wagon. 1 had missed
getting a ride ou. I went out with
others to view the spot or rather the
hole. What tbey fotiud of driver, horses
aud wagou you could have loaded on a
wheelbarrow. Th bole made lu th
highway was forty feet long, thirty
whle and twenty deep, and lueu, horse
ami cattle for bait mite around were
"And you laid your escape to Provi
dence, of course?" w as asked,
"Well, I'm uot exactly sure about
that," was the reply, according to the
Detroit I'ree Prv. "I told you I ceased
to smile after that when anything was
mentioned about Providence, but I was
never quite satisfied that a mlstak
"What sort of a mistake?"
"Why. It wasn't three day. after that
when our well played out, the com
pany went Into bankruptcy sud I've
hardly been able to mine enough to pay
my strwt ear fare since, Sometime It
.ceuia to in that Providence stepped
In to save my lire, ami again It seem
a If she missed me ou the explosion
aud dropped the bottom out of Hint
well to get even. It' about au even
thing, 1 guess, but If you've got an
other cigar about you It'll tip the scale
little bit lu faror of Providence and
help me to believe that t was saved for
some useful purpose."
Ldjr Praa.nl.d Tli.m Without Hart'
Insj lilrl'. Paellas.
Mr. Anna l.ymati. wife of Judge
Joseph Lyman, was a tin. type of the
New England womnu of fifty yenrs
ago. A wife ot a Judge ah was call
ed upon to do much entertaining, and
her parties were famous lu Northamp
ton. Her daughter, Susuu Lealt-y. In
her memoirs uf Mrs. Lyman, write
that uo oue ever declined going to Mrs,
One day, as she ws preparing for
au evening entertainment, she happen
ed to look out of the window and raw
a young girl, whom she liked for bi
talents aud good heart, but who, fr -tin
poverty, was not always able to go out
"O Sarah," called Mr. Lyman, "I am
going to have party this evening, aud
all the Judge sre to bo here! 1 want
you to come, my dear."
"() Mr, Lyman," said the girl, look
lug sadly dowu at her feet. "I wish I
rould. Hut I ruu't, for my shoe. nr.
all out at the toes, aud this Is my only
"Well. Surah." said Mrs. Lyman,
brightly, "at least you'll help me get
ready, for my party."
"Oh. yes," replied the girl, quickly;
and she helped to good advantage, with
willing bands and good taste. When
the work was done Mr. Lyman ac
companied her home, holding her at
tention with cheerful talk.
Somehow, the girl hardly knew bow,
they were presently lu the best shoo
shop In the village, and when they left,
Harab had beautiful pair of broiun
shoes, and rau gaily home to dress for
Their Last Word.
Mr. Rhodes was Uot given to high
flown talk aud I suspect the story of
his "last wolds" Is a llctlou, Sydney
Smith observed that It seems a neces
sity that every distinguished mnu
should die "with some sonorous aud
qtiotably saying In bis mouth."
Mr. Pitt was supposed to have ex
pired exclaiming, "How do I lenve my
country?" It was afterward estab
lished on conclusive evldeuce that til
real last word were : "I fancy 1 could
eat one, of Bellamy' meat pie." Mr.
Fox was credited with some becoming
idiservatlon nliout public affairs, where
as his last words conveyed requisite
for barley water. Sir Robert Peel wa
stated to have died after an ejaculation
altout tho blessings of cheap bread. In
reality, be awoke for a few minutes,
after severol hours of sleep, snld "God
bless you all," and died. Lord Ilencons
fleld was reported to have exclaimed,
"Any news lu the Gazette?" with his
last breath, whereas lie muttered, "I
feel overwhelmed." London Truth.
Women Copying Men's Fashion.
Do women Imitate men's fashions, or
do moil appropriate the Ideas of the
fulr sex? Our opinion is that lu the
vast majority of case It Is the women
who copy tho men. Kor some time pimt
tho Englishman's Ideal of style In cloth
ing 1ms Iteen tho easy-tilting waist
and tho emphasizing of height, Ijidie
have now adopted the same Idivi-the
tall, straight figure, without form or
shape. IiOndon Tailor and Cutter,
Mineral Water, for Ho ou tors.
United States Senators nre supplied
with bottled mineral waters nt govern
ment expense. Nenrly every comnilt-tee-room
has something like a bur at
tachment. It I usually In one cornea,
behind n screen nnd next to the wash
bowl, The bottles of Hza water nro
supplied by colored messengers, w,0
bring them in buckets or Ice, like cliuiu
pfigno. Tho excuse for the expoiiNo Is
the poor quality of the Potomac water.
When you meet a woman on tho
street at any time of the day, month,
or year, It is safe to bet that she Is
either going to, or coming from, a
Kew critics ever get what thuy are
entitled to In this busy world.