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NO itOR TO ME.
Alone and ll'iit I t In my room,
Whi-n the Kr.h I irlii Un H-1,
jtndwai to hour, Hi rough tbe fathering
The footsteps of the nVsJ.
nut no aounl 1 h-r. ami no t'ght 1 e.
Vr mj love come back no more to uie.
How soft the llirht of her tender yes.
At she amlle'i In her ad, "'t way:
At we stood Ix-nealh the glowing- skies
At the clow of that liliful lavl
That amlle. when I cloe my eve. I aee,
llut roy love ci-uiea uscit no more to tne.
Too fond for kltw-i or warm embrace.
What could wedo but aland.
And ve and take, with tender f race,
Tlie thr ll of aclao ns hand.'
That hand no more In in.ne ahull be,
or uiy love comes back no wore to ma.
If love and pity o hand In hand,
How oiiicalv tlK'jr mav learn
What (trlef remain for tlioe who stand,
And wait their love's return.
That a-rief In mr heart muM always be.
For my love cornea bac no tn - to ma.
Henry Schrll UMnqitr, in Currtiil.
STE P-3I0TI I Eli S.
A Few Words in Behalf of This
The world is every day growing more
humane, more just and charitable. The
narrow, social, secular and religious
walls that have so Ion; divided man
from man are breaking down. Human
sympathies' an? broadening, ample elbow-room
and fair play seems to be the
mo' to of the present ger.erat on.
Hut amid ail the humanitarian prog
ress of our age there remain a few prej
udices that like rank weeds defy all ef
fort at extermination, and foremost
among these is the old time prejudice
against st-p mothers, a class that with
mothers-in-law niav justly claim to be
the most ill-treated poi Von of the hu
The step-father and the father-in-law
awaken none of this antipathy which
society, with an unpardonable lack of
chivalry, visits upon that so-called
weaker set it cla ms to protect and
The very word step mother recalls a
series of portraits now pathetic, now
repellent portraits stowed away in
most memories from fairy tales and
picture-books that were both the de
light and torture of childish days. On
the one hand we see the step-child. half
clad, balf-fel, groaning tinder the lash
of a cruel tusk-m stress and tyrannical
usurper a pole, sad, forlorn, ghostly
little creature, who, after the arduous
tasks of the day are ended, steals softly
to the grave of the own mother to pour
forth unavailing plaints and tears upon
that senseless sod to pray in agony to
be laid at rest from life's sorrows by the
side of the ono heart that has beat in
unison with its own.
The reverse of this doleful picture is
the step-mother a grim, remorseless
female with east-iron features and Me
dusa glance, with a nose and chin sharp
as her temper and almost meeting over
the toothless jaws, with long arms end
ing in skeleton lingers that delight in
blows, with a heart hard, preveise and
hideous as its outward tenement.
The world abounds in step-mothers.
We all know them, but who has ever seen
one answering to this picture? The
actual step-mother is no being a art;
like men and women in general, hIio
- has her full share of faults and virtues.
Hut in her case the faults are exagger
ated, the virtues scarcely recognized.
She is a martyr to whom few ere will
ing to accord the martyr's crown; a
tragic heroine who may never expect to
find her poet. Her history, save in cx
ceptiomil cases, may be sketched as
lly marrying a widower she has be
come nt the same moment both wife
and mother. She enters the new home
with a heart full of kindly sentiments,
with a sincere desire to take the own
mother's place to the child or children
Heaven has bereft of maternal care.
The more children there are, the harder
and more complicated becomes her
task. We will take the easiest case and
supxN0 thttre la only one, but tunt this
one is a girl a loss' facile subject for
ten-motherly management than a boy.
The tdep-mother's tirst meeting with
her little charge (whom Its father's fond
eulogies had led her to believe an angel
all but the wings) t not encouraging,
hlw linds averted glances where she
had hoped fur the gaze of truthful,
trustful eyes; her caresses arc repelled,
her loving words awaken no response.
The 1 ttle one is shy and distant like
most children in the presence of strang
ers," savs the father; "she will soon
learn to love you."
Months pass. Tho child has grown
accustomed to the new mother's pres
ence, to tho new atmosphere of care
and tenderness, but she remains dis
tant. Tho little soul, that should warm
to these caresses as tho spring soil
warms to the sunlight, is still cold and
tmmsM)iisive. The sweet cherub has
smiles for others, sunny glances, kindly
words and merry laughter for all the
world but her step-mother. Her gayety
abroad is in strange contrast with her
sullen obstinacy at home. Her heart
seems an .tolian harp, responsive to
every kindly outsido breath, echoing
every voice of affection save that from
her stepmother's lips.
Tho step-mother broods over all this,
asking herself the reason, and question
ing her own conscience as to any remis
sion in duty. She little dreams that
some outsido Penelope is all the while
busy unraveling her home-work. This
l'enelo)e is presumably a relative or
bosom friend of the tirst wife, who from
a misguided sense of loyalty to the dead
thus wrongs the living.
The child, on her visits to these old
friends nd relatives, finds herself the
constant object of tearful lamentation.
The one theme upon which thoy ring
'all sorts of changes, is her own mother
the one mother who love i her so
dearly. wh. were she living, would do
so differently from the stranger who has
usurKd her place; this stranger whom
it is nothing Jess than sacrilege to call
by the sacred name of mother. In
short, the child is given to understand,
more by covert insinuation than by di
rect words, that any love or resiect she
swards the living mother is robbery of
l'crhapsshe learns this lesson at home
from'some old family servant or gov
erntvis a person not bad at heart, but
the victim of a suspicions nature that
magnilies molehills into mountains, or
tt a mawkish sentiment&litr that dis
cerns in the dpar departed rendered
doublv dear and sacred by death vir
tues that would be impossible to any
inhabitant of this world. 'Toor moth-erl-ss
little creature!" '-Sweet, for
saken darling!" "lively innocent!"-r-these
words uttered in every note of
the gamut of sympathy form the con
stani refrain ol the tune the child hears
early and late, and it is no wonder that
she ere long comes to regard herself as
the most forlorn and ill-treated of
human beings. Thus early schooled in
self-pity, in distrust and hatred, she U
indeed an object of commiseration.
For the wisest reasons the step-mother
den es the child some wonted yet harm
ful indulgence, and thereby rouses a
revolt among the whole circlo of spies
and meddlers. Their manner declares
to the object of their jealous care, even
though words be wanting, that this
woman, who has thrust herself into the
own mother's place, lakes a malicious
delight in crossing her, andg-rudges her
even the most harmless pleasure.
How is this young creature to believe
In one whom all around her distrust?
Hew, In her inexperience, can she be
expected to obey that golden rule of
love even to one who despitefully uses
and persecutes her?
Now comes the Christmas and fairy
story books, with their gaily-colored
pictures, to confirm what all the world
says about step-motbers. These stories
and illustrations are of all grades, from
that of the step-mother who clothes her
self and her own daughters in purple
and tine linen and fares sumptuously
every day, while the little step-child
occupies a sort of Cinderella's place in
the household, to that crowning atroci
ty of a step-mother, who murdered
her little step son and set his heart,
nicely cooked and placed in a daintily
covered dish, before his own father!
Credulity is the leading trait of early
youth. To the child, printed books anil
pain led pictures never lie. This child
fa rly groans under the weight of so
much cumulative evidence against step
mothers, and learns to doubt at an age
whose supreme happiness is unquestion
ing faith: to hate when the most beau
tiful privilege of the human heart is to
Th's po'soning of the very sources of
the eh Id's love and trust must needs
react upon the sten-mother. The no
blest woman is still human. The Do
na des of the old Greek myth, doomed
through all eternity to attempt to till a
bottomless cask with water, were as
signed no more hopeless task than that
of the unloved step-mother.
The strongest sense of duty, the roost
unselfish magnanimity, are likely, in
the long run, to succumb to ingratitude.
To give out love, the heart must receive
love. The stream not replenished
from a living fountain soon runs dry.
The kindest and most affectionate nature
grows unsympathetic if it meet only in
difference, and a slighted affection
often changes into dislike and even
The wicked step-mothers of the story
books and of the popular imagination
have now and then found their counter
part in real life, but in only exceptional
cakes. The care of children, even if
not one's own, tends to call out the
best, rather than the worst, traits ol
Many a woman, in taking upon her
self tho office of step-mother, seeks to
kindle on the altar of a deserted temple
the holy flame of a new affeetion and
reverence. She sets for herself the high
(ask of re-creating a domestic hearth in
;lie midst of loneliness and desolaton;
rf be'nj; a true mother to children who
nave suffered that supreme earthly
affliction, the loss of an own mother.
She gives to this work tho best years,
the best energies of her life, only to tind
the result estrangement, perhaps
hatred. This state of things, deplorable
as it is for her, is unutterably more so
for tho stepchildren, who" are now
forming characters for life, who must in
after years look back upon childhood
which should have been to them "a
moment of (iod," as to a period of un
rest, discontent and bitterness. Silent,
intangible influences have been at work
undermining tho happiness of the home
which might have been an Eden, but
which lias become a desert.
Who is to blame for all this? The
common verdict of society, constituting
itself both judire and jury, would con
demn the step-mother, whilo the father
and the step-children would be pro
nounced innocent. In the step-mother
all family sins tind a convenient scape
goat. Wo contend that whilo all these
three part'es may be at fault, the
burden of guilt rests with outside peo
ple, with those influences of which wo
have spoken which come from without
Let the woman who is not prepared
to steel her heart against the steady as
sault of outside enemies, who is not con
tinent of her power to conquer by love
and good works the foes that may arise
in that new household, remain far from
the homo where a bereaved husband bo
wails his loneliness, and where chil
dren, every one, most likely, an angelio
being in his love-blinded eyes, await a
If she feels within herself the spirit of
both hero and martyr, she nuty venture
to assume this cross, hoping for the
crown that In tho end awaits faithful
endeavor and pious' sacrifice. It may
bo given to her to perform that miracle
possible btit to few step-mothers to
win the entire love and coutidence of
the children confided to her care.
When she, too, lies beneath the sod,
they may cherish her memory as that of a
ministering angel who came to them in
life's sorest need and desolation to re
place the angel they had lost. And
when light lips profane the name of
step-mother, these step-children, bur
dened yet with an unpaid debt of affec
tion and gratitude, may attest that next
to the name of own mother it is the
most sacred word on earth. Francis
J. Shaw, in Chicaqo Interior.
"If vou are innocent," said a lawyer
to his client, an old darkey, who was
charged with stealing a ham. "weought
to be able to prove an alibi. "i don t
'speets we kin," tho darkey replied
doubtfully. "At what time was the ham
stolen?" "'Bout lebben o'clock, dey
say." "Well, where were you between
eleven o'clock and midnicht in bed?"
"No, sah; I wan hidin' de ham." Ttxat
The common school srstem of New
Orleans was established in 1813. It was
modeled exactly after that of Boston.
tVlmt Tlreomet ol Tl.fin Altar They Have
Ufa llU'tipeil liilo the Alley.
In the cupboards of e-'ory house,
piled up in out-of-th '-wav corners, and
throwa about in dark and dusty noo'ss,
where the housewife only goes ouco a
year, when cleaning house, may bo
seen empty bottles of all sizes, shapes
and colors. Some have curioti-sme!i-ing
li (iiids ii them that have been par
ti illy used, and others are discolored
b the drt iiifc up of their coutents. A
gn at majority of these bottles, it is
very plain to sea. wore tiie receptacles
lor medi ioe at one lime. The mo and
shape, denote th'-ir u-e. e en it Hie chem
ical o lor that h tngs about them d d
not betray the family medic no bottle.
Once a year, or crimps not moro than
once in three years, t e cupboards,
da k closets and corners of the house
are railel and the collection of oil
bottl m are dumped into t'e alie. the
housekeeper won!oiinx how it hap-
ficntd that he overlooked the tra-h so
on?. What be oines of the old bottles
is a quest on that here presents itself,
and. after a little investigation, a re
port r is able to answer it Taking
the bol 'o that is thrown away as a
sa'nple, lor is chances for further use
fulness te.-iu the m ist forlorn, would,
if not Iroken by pa-sin? wheels, soon
be seized upon bv the rae-picker.
There is a regular t nde in old bottles,
and special iniftiiry : .mrfle fltr them
bv the ragman who has a" wagon.
The all eventually find ti e r wav to
the same place, the warehouse or sort-lng-roora
of the wholesale dealer in
rags, waste paper and other refuse
matt-r. The old rag-picker brings in
his assort ucut of bottles to headquar
ters, and tuov are omdgned to a spe
cial room, where they are treated to
the first bsth received -ince orig nallv
purchased,. The washing is thorough
enough to remove all di -coloration in
Jo. and to take off any labels that
may bo attached. The various bottles
are then carefully s Tied, each tUe is
put together, and when a suflioient
number of one kind i ' collected they are
packed in boxes hold n one gross if
mall, and from one to eix dozen if of
larger sizes, and put away for sale.
The amount of homeopathic medicine-bottles
that thus reach the rag
warehouso is enormous. These little
receptacles of the suaar pellets and
wh te pow ler distinctive of horoeop
atliv tind a ready sale to homeopathic
doctors. The bottles are assorted and
delivered re dy for use again at ariiuch
lower figure than the wholesale drug
g st can supply them, and so there is a
continual ebb and How of the little
bottles from the house to the alley,
thence to the rag-house, and then back
once more to the doctor's ollice. Ordi
nary druggists' vials are assorted in
likt manner, and find a ready sale
among tho smaller drug stores. Bottles
of mied grades, such as patent medi
cines are put up in, are moro dillicult
to dispose of by the dealer. He finds a
majority of them have the name of the
medicine and the manufacturer's name
blown into the glass, and the bottles
can not be used very well for any other
purpose than thoy were O'iginally in
tended for w thout a osi bility of suit
for damages being begun by the manu
facturer. About a year ao a large
quant ty of Lotties that had contained
a certain patent medic ne were sold by
a rag nfcrchant lo a person who
wat engaged ii counterfeiiing the
preparation. The fraud was for
a long time undetected. and
the name blown in tho glass deceived
man1 into purchasing the bogus med
icine. So many similar cases o-vcurrud
that manufacturers took oceas on to
stop the reusing ot their bottles bv a
standing otter to buy baok all that
were returne.l to thorn in good order.
This opeued up a now field for the old
bottle man, and therefore all bottles
that havo patent-medicine manufact
urers' names blown in them are the
most sought after, for there is a cus
tomer ready to bu. them who is only
too anxious to do so.
Another class of botth) is tho slight
ly damaged o ics, old whisky bottles
and a nnmorous assortment of un
marketable kinds. These are broken
U;i and sold lo bottle factories to be
p it in the furnaces and renmcd
with new material to be mude
over for the trada. l'op bottles and
othors used in k ndred concoct. ons for
coiisumpt on in saloons, etc. are rarelv
thrown away unless broken. The pop
manufacturer allows a per centase oil
the selling price where the bottles are
returned to him intact A saloon
keeper who sells a bottle of pop to be
taken away from his premises invari
ably re iiiosts the return of the bottle,
ami w 11 pay a cent for it rather than
not get it back. t'hicaqo Hews.
m m ,
The Lawyers' Paradise.
A stranger who had been by adver-s
tiseinents induced to come to Arkan
saw, met a gentleman in Little Hoo
Seem to have a pretty good co
try here." -
"Ye" ' .
"Much killing going on about bre.
"Not very much. " (
"Hanr follows here sometime dou t
"Cojit opening here for
Yos, very good"
"Thev tell me that
a lawr in this
country is the boss." l
"Wall, ha (ems to do vaV well.
"Got a good many lawyrs out here
that don t amount to run- 4 8UP"
"That makes a
A eood lawyer h th ngs pretty
muoh his own way."
Does very well"
"So I have heanj This is a great
place for criminal jActice?"
"Yes. pretty goof"
"A lawyer can tan I in with the
Governor and mal things howl?"
"Yes. 1 believe"
"(ilad to hear f My name is God
son. What is yr name?"
I am the L'of rnor."
Collapstv Aatifdio Traveler.
Globe Totters" is one of the
names for IM tourists who take the
beaten trackound the world.
WHY THEY CONT MARRY.
ImAj Clrrkt to the DruartmenU at VTah.
"She is a nice-looking girl, a very
nice-looking girl," and the speaker
threw his head on one side and assumed
tin! gravely lellective air of a connois
seur. The person thus criticised
tripped along through the corridor of
one of the department buildings, appar
ently not only indiflerent to any possi
ble criticism, but unconscious that she
was being looked at She wore a dainty
summer dress, and looked as feminine
and sweet as a young, happy girl can
look, and consequently the' Mar repre
sentative could not forbear remarking
to the watchman, as he loitered near the
door, for a moment, that she was a
pretty girL This official glanced at the
fa'r v;s'on, at first in a perfunctory sort
of way, and then, as the influence of
this feminine beauty penetrated his
soul, he relaxed from his official indif
ference and uttered the above as his
solemn if not enthusirs in conviction
The young lady, ho it, was not
aware that she had been officially
stamped, as it were, as far as the in
fluence and author tr of the watch force
wont, but continued on her way to the
desk where the Government claimed
"There are a good many pretty girls
employed in this department," ob
served the btar man as the watchman's
eyes returned from fo lowing the re
treating form, and as his countenance
resumed the grav ty of official position.
"Yes, there are," was the rather
brief answer, as if the matter was hard
ly worthy of further consideration. .
"I suppose tl.at they all marry and
leave you?" said the Siar man, in a
mutter-of-coursj tone of voice.
"Indeed they don't" replied the
watchman, with returning animation.
"It is very seldom any of them get mar
ried." "Why. how is that?" asked the Star
man. with prea'. interest
"I don't know that I can explain it,"
was the response, "but at any rate that
is the fact, as far as my information
goes. I have bien in the Government
employment for thirteen or fourteen
years, and I donjt recollect in all that
time ot more than four or - five of the
ladies employed in this department get
ting married. You evidently think that
because that youug lady is pretty that
he will bj married, but in a Govern
ment department t e fair and plain
seem lo have about the same fate.
"Why aren't they married?" persisted
the listener, as he thought of the ab
surdity of such fair flowers being al
lowed to waste their fragrance in soli
tude. "They have opportunities. They
are thrown continually in contact with
men, and you know that department,
clerks get marr ed, and they seldom
marry rich wives.
"As 1 told you," answered tha watch
man, with some irritat on at the attemit
to draw him into an argument, "I dor t
know the reason why, but 1 know m
fact, because it is the result of my
personal observation. When the clirks
marry they choose a wife outside o' the
department, and they may not be rich
or half as pretty and smart as be la
dies he meets in the department, but
nevertheless that is what thedepart
ment clerk does, and has alwiya done
since 1 have been heie."
As he concluded with the aove, the
watchman took' up a newspaper, and it
was evident that the discuson was at
an end as far as lie was concerned.
The S'ur man, however, vas not sat
is ied with his conclusion, nd the more
he thought about it the "ore he was
convinced that the vutchnian was
wrong. The matter bean to grow in
interest, and tho Mar nan, as he met
witn people who' weild bo likely to
throw light on the ubjoct, consulted
Cne of these perns said: "I think
that it is true but fw ladies in the de
partments tnarry.and the reason for it
in my opinion, "i that they have ac
qu red an indeptidence and they don't
c ire about relirquishing it Of course,
if nn opportuptv should be presented
of mak ng a irilliant marriage and ac
quiring soeyl portion and wealth, I
think that i a ma ority of cases the
ladies vJ accept it But when a
woman iarning her own living and
has an irt'ome winch she can use as she
pie.tses p average marriage does not
presence inducements that it does to
a womn who is ditlerently situated.
lte.-si.M- such a woman's ideas are more
praet&al and her appreciation of tho
gi.cvf a dollar in every-day life does
notAeed the ex erience of marriage on
a siall income.'' '
,nother person, in discussing the
S-'tue matter, said: "I think that while
great many ladies in the depart
ments do not desire to niarrv unless
Ahey can better the r condition, still it
may be laid down as a general princi
ple that they are apt to lose their at
tractiveness in the eyes of men. Their
constant association with men every
day, their occupation, which is not,
str etly speaking, feminine, causes them
to lose that feminine grace and charm
which is so intangible that it is felt
rather than expressed. Men are at
tracted to women because they are so
ditlerent It is what we mean when we
Seak of a womanly woman, and it is
those qualities of mind and heart that
rind their best development in the do
mesticity of a happy home. Women
are apt to lose the delicacy and charm
of nature when thrown in daily contact
with men, and they are apt to become
masculine. I do not think that men arc
attracted by wishy-washy women and
pretty doll faces, and that in order to
be womanly it is necessary to bo im
practical and silly. But still I imagine
that most men, and the best men,
like feminine women; and. whilo it is
not alnavs the case, still I think the
ina.'ority of women in the departments
L'raduaily lose this quality of their nat-ur-'."
The S!ar man did not pursue his In
nu r es any further, for, while not ex
actly satisfied, still it was realized that
the old adage, " Many men. many
minds" was still true. Washington
The annual consumption of ivory
is that produced by sixty-live thousand
elephants. It It not known how long
the supply may last but if it should
cease substitutes for it would readily
be adopted. Chicago Timet.
The Fttlure ot Tola Important In J us try lo
Tula C ountry. -
Concerning the future of the build-Ing-ctono
industry little that is definite
can be said. As the population in
creases and becomes more fixed in its
abode, there naturally arises a demand
for a more durable bu lding material
than wood, which is still largely used
in the country towns and smaller cities.
As wealth accumulates, too, better and
more substantial buildings are erected,
which are often profusely embellished
with the finer grades of ornamental
stones. The demand, then, is sure to
increase. In regard to the amount of
the supply there tan be no question;
everything would seem to depend on
the quality, variety, and cost of work
ing of y'et-to-be-discovered material.
Are we to continue to import as now
the finer grades of our ornamental
stones, or will our own quarries, yet
perhaps to be opened, produce enough
and more than enough for our own
use? I am inclined to think the latter.
In many of the Eastern and earliest
to be settled States very little is yet
known regarding their final resources.
In Maine, for instance, fully one-half
of the State is yet unknown land.
Its present quarr'es are nearly all im
mediately upon the coast What are the
resources of its immense interior can
not with certaintv be foretold. In the
Southern and Western States and Ter
ritories, this conditon of affairs is
naturally greatly magnified. The Vir
ginias, North and South Carolina, and
Georgia, all contain excellent material,
none of which is now in our principal
markets. Michigan can furnish brown
sandstones in great abundance fully
equal to any now quarried in the more
Eastern States, and other sandstones
of a beautiful mellow tint are known
to occur in Western Arizona The
Rocky Mountain region contains an
abundance, both in variety and quan
tity, of gran tes. sandstones, marbles,,
and the more recent volcanic rocks, as
basalts, rhyolites and trachytes. Some
of these are very beautiful, excelling
anything in this respect from the East
ern Stales. George P. Merrill, in Pop
ular Science Monthly.
AN ARCHITECTURAL WONDER.
One of the Marvel of the Civilized World
, A French Conception.
Tie French are a people of ideas,
am? as a consequence lead the world
in many departments of science and
a-t They know more about the con
struction of the dramas than do the
writers of other nations, and they are
constantly furnishing novel concep
tions in painting and statuary. The
Bartholin statue is one instance of this.
But they have another project on foot
which 'promises to be one of the mar
vels of the world. Mons. J. Bourdais,
a French engineer, proposes to illumi
nate all Paris by what he calls a Sun
Column. It is to be one thousand one
hundred and eighty feet high. The
ground floor will be a permanent
museum of electricity; super-imposed
will rise a six-story column, sur
mounted by a prom'nade capable of
accommodating two thousand persons.
The center, a granite core, will be sixty
feet in diameter, and will be sur
rounded by a highly artistic frame-work
of iron faced with copper. This will
be divided into six stores each, con
taining sixteen rooms, sixteen feet in
height and fifty feet square. These
rooms will be used for what is known
as terotheratic treatment Fatients
will find here a purity of air equal to
that upon the highest mountains.
The central core of this giant
monument will be hollow to permit
the use of scientific experiments. On
the top will bu placed an enormous
electric lamp that will cast a flood of
light over all Paris; it will have an in
tensity equal to two million Carcel
burners. Above all will loom up a
statue representing the Genius of
Science. This wonderful building,
when finished, will be the most extra
ordinary edifice in the world, and will
add greatly to the attractions of the
French capital. Dtmoresft Monthly.
Forests Containing; Lumber Knough to
' Supply the World.
Alaska forests contain enough timber
to supply the world. The forests of
pine, spruce, fir, and hemlock cover
every island of the hrchipelago and a
goodly portion of the mainland.
The trees are straight and tall and
grow close together. The only saw
mill at present in operation is at Doug
las Island, and so far there has not
been a cord of timber cut for shipment
The trees, as a rule, do not always cut
up into good-sized boards. For fuel,
however, the wood is excellent and
much of it is available for bii'lding pur
poses. There is little decorative wood,
although the yellow pine is richly col
ored and might be used to advantage
in interior work. Alaska spruce is
an excellent variety, and often meas
ures five feet in diameter.
It is considered the best spruce in
the world, and the supply is very abun
dant In the interior of the country
timber is of much heavier growth than
near the coast and on the islands. Re
garding the hemlock, there is a large
supply, and the bark compares favor
ably with that of all the. Eastern trees
used in tanning establishments.
No one has yet attempted to com
pute the value of the Alaska forests.
It may be they will not be necessary
for years to come, but whenever wood
grows scarce elsewhere, or whenever
civilization fastens itself upon Alaska,
the timber of the region will be found
ready at hand and existing in rich pro
fusion. Calculating only approxi
mately the value of our possessions to
day, the forests must be considered.
Practically inexhaustible, they add
most materially to the wealth of the
Territory. Saw Francisco Chronicle.
For toothache take two parts of
wax, two parts chlora hydrate, one
part of carbolic acid; melt them to
gether, dip a little cotton batting into
the mixture, let it cool, cut off a piece,
warm it and insert it into the hollow
tooth. Boston Budget.
THE LIME KILN CLUB.
New Kulea The, PiMldent rhllaMphu.
on the Mule, tha Meatber and Coma
iretrolt Free Pratt
There was an unusually large turnout at
the regular Saturday night meeting, ami
the half dozan Chinese lanterns which Git.
adara Jones bad purchased at bis own n.
penss and bung up around the hall pro!
duceJ wf at Samuel Shin termed "A spec,
tacltd affect of da wiljuat disorder."
It was anmunceJ that the following Mw
ml os and regulations would govern until
The hour for opening the regular mectint
will be 8 o'clock. 6
No clay i Ipea over one year old can bs
smoked in the library without special par.
Ihs eating of peanuts, popcorn, candy
etc., during sessions is calculated to divert
attention Irora t he solemnity ot tbe occasion
and is therefore discouraged.
Members who brin their dogs with them
mtut be prepared for tbe wont.
Any member found with his hat on after
the triangle has sounded will be fined not
len than t.
AH religious and political discuwton fa
strictly forbidden. Members are alao asked
to abttain from telling fish stories or relat
ing adventures with snakes and Indiana
BROTBEB OAKDKER SPKAKS.
"Gem'len," said the president as be softly
rosa up and calmly looked down on the
shining pates of Sir Isaao Walpole and
HJer Toots, "dar am some few things it
would be wed fur you to disrecklect:
'De wan who sots on de fence when it
sun shines will be diggin' fur grub when it
"Industry may make de back ache, but
she fills de stomach an' kivers de feet
"Do man who wants satisfauhun by law
will satisfy de lawyer sooner dan bisjelf.
''Knot-Kin' a man down bekase he d iff en
wid you doan' prove de truf of youc own
"De less a man knows de mo anxious he
seems to be to make de public beliuxe he am
"Let us now attack tbe reg'lar programmy
and destroy da bizness which has called m
Tbe secretary called attention to the fol
lowing paragraph in The New York Sun:
"Danforth Smith, a coki-ed resident of
Eoboken, was yesterday tiuei 20 and sent
to jail ler three months, lor brutal treat
ment of his mule. He is said to be a mem
ber ot Brother Gardner's Lime Kiln club.
"Does his "ognornen appear on our roliif
ask -d tbe president .
"Tea, hah. He jined dis club one j'ar
ago, and was perticklerly recommended fur
his child-like dispodtioa." '
"You will at once notify him dat be am
nispenr.el fur six months not fur woUopin'
da mule, exactly, but mJ tekase he wat
taught in ths act and sjqc to jail. 1 owns a'
mule myuolf, aul white I strive to b placid
an' forgivin' an' charitable, dar am occa
sions whan I hat de ole woman lock me up
uown cellar an' stand at de doah wid a shot
gun. If she didn't 1 fhould jump in on dot
mule au' pound bim till life was distinct.
t hilo I sympaibiza wid Brudder Smith, be
niui' stan' suspjud-'d in deference to public
Giveadam Jones offered a resolution to the
effort that the club adopt Professor Wig
gins' weather predictions up to Jan. L
Shindig Watkins objectul. He didn't be
lieve in binding tbe dub to patronize any
particular prophe-s weather. E.der Toott
favored ths idea Wiggins had predicted
mild winter, and if there was any mhd
winter lying around looe ho wanted one.
Tbe Rev. Penstock opposed ths resolutioa
Wiggins had predicted a rainy rammer and
he hid purchased a new pork barrel to pot
under the eaves on tbe stronta of it Tbe
bottom of tue barrel had scarcdy been wet
"Gem'len, " said the president with a de
fire to cut short further debate, "I reckoo
dis club bat bettor take de weather as
find it De prudent man will pita up di
wood, stock in de meit and taters an' de
reni upon Providence fur an airly sprinj
Do resolution am declarM outer order."
The secretary than announce 1 the follow
ing from Point Pleajant, W. Va, :
I see that tbe Lime On club folks an
not admirers ot "colored corn doc tori"
Being a corn doctor and toe nail parer, I
mcst earnsstly protest against ths late ac
tion of the ciub, and hope it will be rtcoD-i-idorei
I am also tbe proprietor and ma
ufacturerof "Macamey's Lightning Com
Exterminator," and shall forward a fret
trial bottle to any one obtaining the certifi
cate of Brother Gardner that he is a member
in good stan ling in tbe Lime Kiln dub.
Yours respectfully. Phljeoh MaCambT.
The tender-hearted Samuel Shin moved
that the vote of censure on the professioj
be reconsidered, but crias of "No! nor
were heard from all parts of the hall, sol
he was promptly hissed down.
"All of fo'ty y'ars ago," solemly observed
tbe president as be rapped for order, "1
made up my mind dat de man wid acrfnos
bis toe must either grin an' b'ar it or suffer
auiputasbunof delegcloseatdebip. Nulfo
has since happ;ned to change my belief.
De cdn doctau am a man who raises up
false hopei in your busum. Ha talks grandlf
of delirium tremens, spinal meningitis o
lumbago an' odder portions of de hunus
anatomy, an he softens up your co'n si
shaves tit de top charges, one dollar. Ftf
de nex' free days you bless all de world, hot
on de t&th or fifth de same cleco'n turnt op
fur bixness, rested, recuperated an' read
fur six months of hard work. Let de resc
lusiun stand. De janitor will now bw
out de lights an' we will go home."
Tha Minister Seeks Information.
1 h!l.U nvir nn thn west Side V
around during the week making ths
quaintance of his parishicners. He cu
on Deacon Smith, and desiring to -50
what busiuess the deacon was in W1J
seeming too curious, he concluded to g "
it in another way. .
"Now, my little girl," he sail to v
year-olJ, "what is your namel"
"Sadie Smif, sir."
Your papa goes down town Te.BTL
tog, I suppose. Can you teJ tue wh5
does down townP tu
"No. I tan't; bnt I beard ma tell " ' "J
other night if he did it any more she d
him bald-headed. Didn t you, P"r