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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
THE GREAT FIREFLY.
Om of Natare'a Certoalllee found la flat
YVI India lalaada.
The nt firefly Elut.f noetllueua I
an iiiluilillnut of the avannahs of moot of
l he warmer part of America and tlia West
Indian Island. It U miIiI to attain a length
of IX Inches. In tliKlx"i of lilnht Dims
Mo am extremely luminous, and the effort
U brilliant, The llht chiefly pnmied
from four parts via, from two Klm-.duUr
spots behind the ryo, and one under each
wing. They have the power to out off the
IlKlit at will, In which cane the jflntidular
epota beormio pcrftrtly opaque. The Unlit
of this woniliTfill Insert by Itar-lf U auo.il
that If the en-ature he held In the pulm of
the hand, print or mnniiarrlpt la a easily
nd aa by a candle. The alrlf(lnal na
tive aiK these cntiire and make um of
Ihmn, It la alli-iM M lanterns. Indira
Kluru themselves with thla electrlollke
It I related of Don Domingo Condo of
Colombia thnt he would appear on the
evening promenade wllh a large flrelly or
rutiiii'iti liitf tho buckle of hla hrond hat,
while a baud of smaller luminous Insect
urmiiiidi-d It. The wuiia Fpnnlnrd lighted
Ma pubtco wllh fln-lllc In silver cagi
The dlspluy imiHt have hwn enchanting,
for at one time the light la ruddy, at an
other thn tinge la grwnlsh, then them la a
change to golden yellow. It la atnted I list
when the Hpnnliinl were ahout to land one
of their cjpcdillona agninat Mexico a pan
ic wna mused I ir them luinlimrli-a. The
host of flitting llghtann land waa supposed
to In an Indication of the enemy aroualng
their eiunp to rexlxt the aMuck.
When thn Khgllsh were attacking the
West I Jill In Islands, tho flrelllo were taken
to lie a hinnlh urinyadvanclngwlth burn
ing uiHtehiHi against them, and the uhit
was a hasty rotrmt to the ship. All the
MOCK WINE RUINED HIM.
Fate of an Actor Who CJassled Inltatloa
Liquor on the Mage.
Down at the other evening I met
ruined tu tor. Of course It waa not the
Hint one by any menus, but It wna the flrat
one whiMi mihwayfnmt munificence to
misery had Ini-ii along ao at range a course.
"Ionrn hml a fine Imrltone voice, " he
coughi!, when I had consented to listen to
Mm. "I wing DevllnhiKif In 'Ilohemlan
(Jlrl' and hml to drink about a iiinrt of
roliim! water III the cntint'i niartiiienta
night after night, and thn Venetian nl or
madder, or whatever It waa they used to
tuln thn witter, sapped tho wella of my
vikiiIUiii, and I couldn't alng any hotter
thitii J I hi (fiirvllle diss now.
"The n I went to the comedy stage, and
drunk at fete mid fair, and felt my art
lipping from m with each potation. Hut
It wim down In the hooka and whnt rould
I dof I trliil iiielmlmina, and awnllowl
half a Ion of 'Isami' In 'The Htownway,'
and that sent mo to the concert Mom,
where I wna auppllcd wllh cinnamon
brown aloft In common ttiinMers, and waa
expected to swallow the whole of It, and
ven then aet drunk, when thn effect wim
enough to anlier three hhrka of thn Ilow
rry. After that I went from bnd to worse,
Iwnya l'lng iwt In plays where them waa
mock 'Inihi' to l drunk, and now I can't
slog, I enn't aet, I run 't dunce and what
thewell, alum you Insist, I ran drink,
though ll'a seldom unnugh I get the
chance. Hero to you I And tuny you
never put an enemy Into your mouth that
roimn from the proTly mini."
N saying, the ruined actor, true to hla
training, awnllowcd thn gi'tiulno ilroft,
and alniulntcd Intoxlcutlon an Imleful am
the Inllucucea of thn etnge. -New York
Frearh and KnglUh Mannar.
(ilgotix, the imluter, vtlin died n'Cenlly
at tho ngoof WO, left aotivenliN, but they
are lint t'TIm prlnliil iinlll thn licit en
tury la niiddle agitl. Iln hml miiuy aria
tocmllo KngllNh frlenilis uipll and m
tmna. One of them wna an Karl of Vjuvx,
to w liiMe aUler (ilgoux wiw engaged to lm
nmrrletl. Thn match fell through from an
w-clilcnlalcniie. I.lgotixdld thetHirtmltof
the Mnnpila of lionilomlerry, w ho wn n
Wnlerlm vetcmii. CitailcnMigh, "a charm
lug man," often ilropied In to toko pot
luck at tho imlnler'a houMi In I'ltrU. Iln
wm fond of lliirgundy wlnn and thought
iilgiiux'a the heat he ever drank.
When thn artUt went on a visit to him
to Knglitnd, he wild he munt glvn him a
leawiii In KiikIMi mntilier. "You am
never to toko tho allghteet milh-n of any of
my frlentla with whom you are not ac
quainted when I meet them with you. If
you an much a touch your hut, you will
lm riiitaldcretl a poor devil of Inferior
birth." (Inn day they were going to aeo a
iwtntlngat thn Duke of HomerwH'a. On
the way t'aictlemngh fell In with Hornet
t, whom he nnntetl before ho came tip to
him. (ilgoux Inatlnettvoly, aa thn noble
moil atYMatiHlench other, waa about to ralun
lila lint, wheu Owtlerengh, Inking hla
hand, gave It a downward jerk. Iln then
trcMntcd him to tho duke, (ilgoux wna
during 40 year a truated friend of the
rrtmvK Mathlldo. I'arla Cor. London
Man a aa Agrtrultnrlat,
M. Fell i Alcan, In hi "Conuct of the
Vegetable World," allow man a pMgnwa
when ho Ixvnme an agrlciilturlHl. At llmt
man ihu a h outer, afterward he nwrvd
mule and hwtly rultlvntixl the aoll. If ho
hnd been able to domeetlcnieanltunlK, thnt
hclNHl him lii Ullage. Tim want of proMir
anlinnla limy have, In a certain mewitim,
mtnnlcd lliomlvnucoof particular race or
iiiliilmlied agrtcultunij effort. Agricul
ture called on a higher degi of Intelli
gence when a Held waa plowed. Them waa
e.tn reiiUlte a new mental element, the
rxen-lM) of allcnct. Tito luau might rilrt
nn thn drtr he killed, for at onco tho effort
aupplliM thn fiMHl. Hut wheu he plowed,
owed and garnered a aenMin elawed before
he bnd I lie mw nrd of hla toll.
"The profoMilon of agrlcult ure waa much
mora tolUime ilmn thnt of herdmnn, and
man, avetw to hard work, recoiled long
Mow tho fatigue of the tank." When tho
llrtt field waa plowed, then the true w
aoiirrvaof mankind were found, and hi
irogrcM wna aiwunil. Tho dUtlngulpJiIng
niee of rulllvntor of thn aoll were the Ar
ynn, and ao tho name Aryan come from
the Uitlu arnrts to plow.
A atort la told by one of Uird 7tland'l
Jiaii.v, that wa making ln)ulriiw Into the
condition of a dltrc.d dlMtrlct In Ire
land. They worn rr.i.lng a lake, A gale
wa blowing and wave were iWhlng ow
the bout. The gentleman referred to had
Imen a-auml that an IrWi xnint, if tnt
tol well, will alwn agnv with what I nld
to hlin, rather than apixwr dlwigmittble.
It at ruck tho gentleman that hero waa a
gKl chance to put th aaenion to the
jimuf. ' Thcro la very Hide wind. Pat,"
he said to one of the boatmen. The an
swer camn through tho howling of the eb
nienta, "Very little Indmln, yet honor, but
(what there la, la inolgl.ty athrong "
During the days when armor wss
heavier the cavahy was the slow mot
lug sruiy of the service, all tuovrtuouls
requiring celerity being necolod by iu.
A LOVE BONO.
fy little lean, why are yon (Udf
Anawar, qntvrt little leavea,
Bmall elapplni Uarre, ao fnahly clad
la a (rwn world that Devcr g rlarr.
Aaawar m, for eiy heart la aadl
Lore God, loveUodl they el ut,
Oay aa lb Inrda a wing.
Mr Httl flowara,'what't your drllglitf
Slow aniwrr, for my aoul U1Itm
la your a -t pctala, pure and white,
tweet purity do nan deoelvea.
Aaawer. my fluw'rata fair and bright.
Love O'xl. kive Gull they etng.
Uay a the blrda a wing.
Proah blade of graaa, Jon eheerful aerin.
What la II that all giiaf rellvvnt
Thick ye 0iaprln(, a fair auiibnun
In your low atema 1 1 briithtnxMiwoaTM
Bow do you kwp that aunoy (hmf
lore God, lora Uodl they etng.
Uay aa tha hlnla a wing.
The Sower and graaa make their reply.
With all Hi merry clapping leaves.
And echoing the holy cry
Toe dpjoping heart ita Joy retrlnvio.
all voter to their Maker fly.
Unr God, lav Oixll they alng,
Uay aa th blrda a wing.
Coontaac Hop la Good Word.
I luve for ycivrs led roving life and
itn most at home in railway rarringin,
raiting rooms, hotel" and rmtanriiiita.
On this acronnt my rending; has 1mm of
ill kind', and I have given np wMiing
to tie duiuty in my liternry diet. Only
flermnn and Fench rominiK-a anil iiovcIn
byantliors onknown to hip, or writers
whiawi slylo I do not enjoy, i in-pi re inn
vrith an oncinqnfrubIe rei-L
Books by thexA antliors I never ven
ture to open, even In llm gmitent denrtli
rf reading mattrr. Bexiili-s 1 rngt-rly
welcome everything mbliHliel by the
latent Jonrnnls anil liaik thronKli rat h
weekly and niunthly ja-riodicnl llmt I
Kinie aero1 in dining or waiting room.
Tlmt Is w hy I have gwrrwNioii of
fragments of a cotiHiderahlfl ntinilxT of
rtorles In my lieiul, avd as their rliiiwifl.
fltion dors not exjieciully intem-t mo it
Jin liupM-iiH that I ntvoNitiunlly Join the
md of nun to the beginning of thn oilier.
?ome of these dovctnilcd atoriex plcui-e
lie quite as well as the noted novrla of
This is matter of timto, and I allow
nym-lf no rriticinm. Hotiietiiues I llnisli
for myaelf a story, Hie beginii!uif of
which I hnve rnul, or invent tlin first
ilinptcr fur the conrluNiou of a ruiiiiincn
which hiui fallen into my hiiuds. Then,
tfter limn, it is tlifllcult to iliHtiiignMi
betwonu what fa mine ami what is not
mine. In iiuxl cni-cs Indeed I Itnve of u
morning when I leave a city forgotten
whnt I have read there on tho preceding
veiling. Hut w hen a story Iiuh plcm-ed
mo I rnjoy repenting it to tnVM-lf in the
railway rarringn, mid then it lvotncs
fixed in my memory and recurs later, at
irregular interval, as soinctljinjf mt-
omtlly eip'i ienccl or ngniu invented
Tlie following narrative In nun of th(o
(aloe. I have forgotten wliero I read it
for the first time. Whether the tnlo vvns
eioctly aa I now have it in my mind I
do not any longer know. Hut the idea is
Dot mine. I believe I found it in a I'uris
review. Then it inunt hnve been tunny
years since, for several omnivorous rend
er among uiy French acqtinintiini'rs, of
whom I niacin inquiry regarding; tlmt
easily recognized sketch, could not re
memlier to havorend it. It is ulso pomd
ble that I found it iu Berlin or Ijondon.
Hliou Id the owner at any time reclaim it,
! will return his property with thnnks.
Here Is the story as it bus hIihikmI itxclf
little by little iu my iirnd:
Tho numerous guests of the countess
bad born slowly miring since 1 1 o'clock,
and about 13 there wrro only some. Iinlf
dozen people. awxitiblcd in the salon, the
fery intiniiito friends of tho house. The
handsome Fuliitucdo had pninonuced his
verdict upon tho notublo toilets of the
evening, Hcno hnd mMniilrd the loxt
duel, lMinond the hint steeplcchoae. Tho
scandal of tho dny had been commented
dpou in theiiMtnl philanthropin fashion,
and for tho flint time for half nn hour
the convprnution had languished.
The coiuitens turned to her neighbor,
the quiet Utvdon.
"You are, making more noise than
oronl this evening," said she. "You
hnve breu sleeping this halt hour with
open eye. " The Rvtitlenum addrcwd,
who luut bern sitting upon a low chair,
furtitvdly engaged Iu keeping up a fire
Iu tho chimney, iu which he had dis
played the ability that, according to a
French proverb, is a privilege of lovers
and philosophers, turned slowly and
made answer, "I am thinking of my
"Gratitude) does honor to tho receiver
and to the giver alike," said tho count
on. "Tell us the story of the first luve
that still makes you dream today."
instoa slowly nibbed his thiu hands,
as waa hit habit, ami without waiting
for further urging began as follows:
"When I say my first love, I do not
mean the very flrat This Indeed censed
me iu ita time much pain and anxious
Joy, but that is long since forgot teu.
Many a time, when I now rival 1 it.it
reins as though I thought of another's
love tale and not my own, I was at the
time perhaps 19 or IS years old, and she
was the sister of my schoolfellow
"I saw her for the flrat time upon our
playground, where she apienrod with
her mother, during au lutcrinlHsion, to
ere bar brother. It wns winter. The yard
was full of snow, and a fierce buttle
waged between the opposing factions In
to which the school was divided. At tho
moment w hen I law her at the entrance
to the playgmuud, a harder snowball hit
me cut the head, so thnt I fell down tin
conscious. A few minute after, wheu I
gain came to myself, I was sitting upon
a chair in the porter's room, and both
ladies, the mother and sinter of niy
friend, stood near and regarded me anx
iously. "The uext uioruiug she canned inquiry
to be made after my health through
Jacques, and on the following Suuday
I called upon her, I spoke uo word. I
ventured aonmrly to raise my eyea, but
I would willingly have thmwu myself a
thousand times into tire uc water to
Igain draw upon me theMilicitousglam'
if the beautiful maiden.
"In th evening I tnwntod tot tuvaelf
the most marvelous heroio deeds where
with I would faiu hnve aroused her as
kmishmeut and conipellol her aluiira-
tiun. Anything elae I neither desired
or expected. The unomwlon dnwn of
low in the heart of youth belongs with
Ita pecullarittoi only to pure childhood,
"The young hiNtrt is foolishly happv in
avTlflce, quietly content and blindly
mnceited and vain. It cannot yet love,
k needs bat to be loved and admired ; to
fcestow happiness) is not ita object, and
Ifej onjy Jcj it syovn U mrfl U-
rest ; Ifs only need, to receive love wltb
jnt bestowing it In after years one)
rive without receiving and I very well
id with that So everything in the
rorld I arranged in the best manner,
ahcre there are people who find their
joy iu giving, and other who are hap
piest In receiving.
"But how short and sweet i tho one
time wheu one give and receive, when
ue love and is beloved I I have known
it, but tho w ho then mode me so inez
pesaibly hnppy has now left ma How
beautiful was the world when I saw it
with her: how blue the heaven; how
toft the air I We bantenod, hand in hand,
from pto-e to place, and wherever we
went, laughingly joy stepped forth to
jrreet os, begging us to linger. We wont
laughing, singing, rejoicing along, al
lured of our good fortune everywhere.
. "Sometimes our riotoo delight, over
itcppingall bounds, startled sober peo
ple. But the stem glance softened when
it rested upon us: 'Tiny aro young.
Let them enjoy themselves, ' said the
old, and went along aorrowfnlly smil
ing. Hie clung so tightly to my arm,
die nestled so rloncly to my side, tlmt
I thought I could never low her. The
idea of a possible change never cunie to
Die, never troubled mo. Thus I lived n
long time. Weeks, mouths, years flew
by, and I heeded them not.
"One evening, after we hnd spent the
dny yet more madly and merrily than
nunul, she suddenly appeared to uio (lis
soiiteutcd and cold. A terrible fear
which 1 am not able to deacribo fell
opon me. An icy coldness crept over me.
'Wie will leave you,' said I to myself,
'certainly, surely, she will leave yon.'
It occurred to me how little I had really
roncerned niyielf about her, how I per
haps had expected too much of her truth
and coiistuiicy. For the first time I felt
my trniit in myself and iu her waver,
ml auxiously 1 gazed into her rye.
But her glunce turned wearily from me
ud gave me no answer.
"My rest wa gone, my life no more
Die Mime. It is true she still pressed me
Impetuously to her bosom ngnin mid
gam, but tho sweet lie of her knot had
vanished. Often she pushed mo coldly
way, and I saw to my untitteriiblo sor
row that my love wearied her. And
when 1 onco ul u l.ili-r liur returned
home, tired and dejected, I found the
room durk, cold and empty. 8he, my
joy, my light, lay all, had vanitdied.
"Now l.i (,iut a miserable existence for
me. hu lutes that I hud suffered gnawed
at my heart, but my cure was to conceal
this loss from the world. I endeavored
to show a cheerful, hnppy countenance.
I sought tho society of gay young peo
ple. I bestowed great and hitherto un
known and ridiculed care npon my per
son nnd toilet. My enemies said of me
that I bud for n loug time rouged in or
der to bide the palenewi of my cheek.
Thnt is not tme, but I may as well con
fess thnt I bought a little flask of newly
invented tincture thnt was to restore the
color of youth to my whitening hnir.
"This hypocritical farce did not long
continue. I was soon tired of the strife,
and today the opinion of the world trou
ble me uo more. I know that my dar
ling lias left me; that nothing will
bring her hack, and every one who know
me may perceive and recognise in my np
pearnnoe the loss which I suffered. But
I ever lament the luet ona iUie is want
ing everywhere, Nothing, nothing can
take her pluce to me, and I would w ill
ingly give everything I posMess and ev
ery joy and happiness that is prepared
for mo to once again call her mine, to
once uioro live through that beautiful.
fleeting time, (luring which alone I was
Ouston ceased, nnd stared fixedly into
tliodyingflre, uuil fell tothechuractcris
tic.slow rubbing of hi emaciated hands.
'what is tho name, of this wonderful
being?" asked tho conn toe.
"My youth," answered Guston, with
out turning his rye from the fire.
From the Herman For Short Stories.
It ia held by some that the coinage (if
China wit invented especially for the
confusion of tho foreigner. At any rate,
two market villages 20 miles npnrt are
quite certain to have a different rute of
exchange, nud but this nmy bo only a
coincidence the foreigner ia uot tho one
who profits thereby. Thus, suppose yon
tender $1 at Stone Umbrella inurt, and
after Hindi weighing and testing thereof
are given in exchange. 1,0110 brans coins
trung on a string, of varyiug weight
Arrived at the Tlnin of IVoce, you
buy 1 1 worth of fowls, and put down
your 1,030 coins, only to bo told that
the exchange is 1,1(10, nnd you hnve to
find tho balance. Next duy, having in
vested all your savings in cash, yon re
turn to Stono Umbrella, intending to
buy up all the silver in circulation at
th lower rate of exchange.
Alas, for your holies! Yon are met
with a chilling, "These cash are ten
parts i. e., 100 per cent worthless,"
and in corroboration of his statement
your would tie victim points out, or pre
tends to point out, the absence of certain
blurs on the horrid little rings of brims.
Shirt Walat and Deuteronomy.
One of the most significant signs of
ummer is the reuppeurniico of tho shirt
wnist It is worn by all cliisae and con
ditions of women.
Ago or size is no bar to it Conieli
nei or homeliness are equally suscepti
ble to it attractions. It has come with
bigger sleeves, brighter color nnd more
extreme style. In it lutest form it is
au exact copy of a man's shirt except
thnt it has a drawing string around the
belt and i endowed with the privilege
of separating from the garment that sup
This prevalence of the shirt waist is a
token of the religions laxityof the time.
Its hold Uxn feminine favor shows thnt
the Bible is not read or heedd a in the
day of our grandmother. In Deuteron
omy xxii., ft. are these wonts: "The
woman shall not wear that which per
taineth unto a mnn, neither shall a man
put on a woman's garmeut For all that
do ao are au abomination. "
As the women are puttingon not only
the ahlrt waixt, but the collar button,
the itud and the four iu hand ties,
which pertain unto a man. it i vorr rvi.
deut they do uot take Scriptural injuue
tiona very much to heart. Denver
Rrmilllaa Mormlag Glory.
The Brazilian morning clorv will
Prove a t)levanl sumrint tt iliiark,i
have uot yv-t grown it It is a eoy of
cultivation as the old fashioned morning
glory. It flow er are rose colored aud
very large, w hile ita leave are often 9
ua iv incnea acroa. it make a beauti
ful acreeg f jr a window or pi sua.
Within an old Italian book I read
The worda, which I have still remem
"Woo read this book when I perchance am
Should worship Florence aa bis only lovo.
He only wrote of that moat fairy town.
The City of the Flowere, a ahe ia named;
I bve an eual.-r tank to win renown
In one who's fairer facxd nd fairer famed.
For yon are fairer than Flreni' flower,
Bwertor 1 your anille than all It aun,
And I would give ir.y life and all Ita towers
If the roe petla of your lip I won.
Here at your feet I lay my moid of aong:
Take it and klw it, thouifh yon hardly look.
I absll have reader throoh the whole year
l"n . . ,.
If U who lore you, Florvnoe. reed my book.
Fay Durham In Home and Country.
RclMtlfle Name of the Craa
Wheeling Ia Franc.
"Lc Vcloclpcdl'"" I the title of nn
amusing little esMiy In tho Paris Flgnro,
In which that familiar division of the hu
man family, the cyclist, i discussed from
a pnturallsVa point of view.
"Like the Jnr.r bugs, which skim bus
Ingly over the flower Mis," says Tho Fi
garo, "the'Volox niininunla'fllcn along the
surface of our streets with disquieting ra
pidity, frequently grazing In It course the
careless pedestrian who loves to rna
crowded thoroughfare while rending his
newspaier. Of all the nnlinnls of the Hn
rlslnn fauna It U by fur tho most prolific
and multiplies with startling mpldlty.
Thn nmle, of a grayish yelloweolor, Is gen
erally homely. The female, on the other
hand, nffers In thn Imriiionlou and opu
lent Ix-nuty of her out lines a veritable tnut
for our charmed eyes. Hie Is tinned with
"Tho number of 'velot-iiatllstes' bn so
augmented during tho loft few yours t lint
It bus hecomn a piihlic danger. The Acad
emy of Medicine 1 justly alarmed ut the
progress of i-fclomniiln, as Is cullod this
cln ular madiii'ss, which wa slinlliil for
tho first time by the celebrated Ksqulroul,
who hiiiiMir at lust fell a victim to tho
aanin terrible malady.
"It I dnngeroiiH to got in tho way of the
'Yolox communis,' this animal not being
accii-toincd to divergo from tho straight
Hun which It follows import urlinlily. Tho
frequency with which it runs down and
malms whatever hnpicn to lie in Its path
U Usi well known to lm dwelt on here.
Sometime the 'cyclist migrator' travels In
tnsiM, nud even In single flic, likn the
wild duck. Tho augurs of antiquity a
verso of Ovid seems to prove It at least
would have drawn good or Imd omens ac
cording as they perceived the flight of the
'velores' In odd or even numls-m.
"M. lie IjM'iizc Duthler U-lleve that
these animals have uiuong themselves con
tests of speed analogous toour horse r.uv.
He has even Ist'n alilu to oliservn a 'velox'
of large fmiue which moviil Incessantly
ahout a circular track without taking the
least repose or absorbing the slightest nour
ishment. Ho concludes from this thnt this
Insect KiNseMMM a crop likn thnt of tho tur
key, which permits It to store a certain
quantity of nourishment, a portion of
which it lets fall from tlnin totlmo into Its
"Tho cry of tho 'velox' Is frightful. Its
terrifying discordance Is sometimes aug
mented by nn apparatus which remind
one of tho cow ls-lls of Switzerland, or the
horns used ou our tmm cars."
Travel la Rpaln.
Ono of tho greatest charms of Smln to n
reflect Ivo mind Is tho entire nhsenco of
anything liko nn atmosphere of InW.
There is none of tho fretting energy of
brondwinntng, and tho traveler in her
province stvms to himself to have stcpcd
out of tho nineteenth century and crossed
the magical portal Into the sixteenth for
anything he ran discover that licspcnk
what wo term the "spirit of the age." No
one Is In a hurry; even tho lioggurs whine
lazily. Tolling and spluningnnd harvest
ing is not a part of their code of life.
There Is no planning or thought for tho
morrow, for tliey know tho prodigal Cere
will care for her children, nnd thn sun
browned Idlers fall asleep on thecisil mar
ble steps of the cathedral or by the road
side in tho sluiduot the olive woods, nnd
no ono thinks to question their privilege
or right to do so. They live for tho solo
enjoyment of each day by Itself. Now and
again tho air U sti.wd by tho sounds of
pr- mratlon for some ii nin-sqim procc
ion or festival in honor of a favorite saint
or for some royal tournament or bull fight,
but it Is all a mere matter of pleasurable
onjoyment, nnd tho thought or anxiety of
their dally bread doc not enter Into the
question of tho hour. Art Interchange.
LETTER CARRIERS IN THE ALPS.
Their Terrible Hardship In Winter and
Heroic Devotion to Duly,
Among letter carrier ?ho world over
prolmbly there lire few who undergo for so
small a pittance such terrible hardship n
mono wnu carry t lie mulls In the high Alps
In winter. They ntv paid but 28 cent i-r
day and frequently lose their lives In tho
IH-rforinanro of their duty. Tho world at
large hear of them but randy, and then
only from some chance traveler who has
Ikvii snowlHiiind In a hospice In those high
The postman at Ylllar d' Arena, in the
Alpea Maritime, wo badly frost bitten
last winter while making his round. A
Parisian journalist hnpcncd to !o In tho
village when the mall arrived and said to
hint, "You have a psnl exruso for not go.
Ing over your route today, because you are
ill and more than three foot of new snow
fell lost night."
"Yes, monsieur," the carrier replied, "I
know nil that very well, but que voulex
vous? There I In tho bag a letter from
Iiouls Joussot, which come from Tonqiiln.
Yon cannot understand how Illicit lent St
ills parents are awaiting thnt letter from
their son. Every day they ask me, 'Is there
nothing from him yetf They are anxious
alMiut him. Ho Is so far away. And now n
letter has eoino, shall I maka them wnltf
Oh, no. I have not tho courage, though I
fear from the pain I sulTerthnt neither the
postman nor the letter will roach their dc.
On the way from Ahrlc, on the French
side, to Ilobblo, In Italy, some mile In-fore
reaching tho Col de la Croix, separating the
two countries, there Is a house of refuge,
w hich was built nearly 100 years ago by
tho French government. For some time
previous to last winter It was kept by a
rantonnier anil his wife, but throuuh care- 1
lonsne or complnrrnco thry allowed
Italian soldier to come there and spy
arms the bonier. I Ait winter, therefore,
two gendarme were stationed there, and
theplooown furnishnl wllh a telephone
to the village below. They wore supplied
with provisions every two llnv by a post
man nanird Wane, fnim Ahrhw, some
mile distant. Tho snow fell n deeply one
night In February that it filled the steep
pn which led to the house where the two
soldier were statlomxl. Wane, nevert ho
les, knowing that they would soon N
without provision. 't out terelieve them.
He did not return, and th next day hi
body was found. The two gendarme,
meanwhile, were starring, and It wa only
at the risk of their Uvea that eomo hnnfe
villogvra rosrueil tbeiu two dors later.
New York War'd
New Com the Sleeve Eileader.
The sleeve extender is the latest in
vention to I used instead of stiffening
each separate pair of sleeve w ith the
various lining sold for the purpose. The
"extender" resemble .mall bustle and
ir told at a littl lee thaa l a pair.
TENEiUELA'S GREAT 6TA1 tsie..
eaer Aadrad. lawyer " DlP"- HU
Ceaatry-. '",- M'nl""-
Like Ah Eiu. &or Andtade, ne
cnela' minister to the United 8tate, i
childlike and Hand, but the
U rapidly golning gronnd in Wathing
too that h it one of the ihrewdwt and
ablest diplomats at tho capital. He 1
tho only miuistv hit government main
tains at (ho capital of another country,
and the success of his mission ia of vital
Importance to Venezuela. Veneznela't
diplomatic relation with England have
been broken off since 1887, when thut
great nbnorbcr of little nations took pos
session of the territory withia the old
BchombnrRk line, declaring it to be
British ground. Then the enezueian
minister at London, Dr. Rojat, wut re
For three generation the Andrada
family has been prominent in the polit
ical aud military lifo of Venezuela, and
the minister comes naturally by hi tal
ent for statecraft Ho isascholur, a pro
found thinker and a shrewd student of
men and public affair. For many year
he hits been a leader in the politic of
his country nud has served in the senate
and houso nnd as president of tho stale
of Zulin. For 13 years ho lived in the
United States of Colombia aud ttndied
luw. IIo then visited the variouB repub
lic of North and South America and
the different eonutriot of Europe, study
ing the people nud iiif titntinns until he
knew them welL Ho speaks English,
French, Gerniun, Itnlinn, Spanish and
modern Greek fluently, and his rich ex
perience in different part of the glol
has well fitted him for intricate diplo
matic work. He is courteous, gentle and
a model listener and makes friends
wherever he goes. He first attracted at
tention in this country at a member of
the Venezuelan and murine commissions
and aa a delegate to the pan-American
Aa minister he litis made no effort to
excite popular sympathy with his cause
and hia courtesy, tact, discretion, erudi
tion aud diplomatic (kill have made a
most favorable impression at the state
department, it is said. In the opiuiou of
Washington officials Venezurlu't mo
mentous mission could uot be in better
COUNTRY HOUSE TABLE.
A rueful anil Pretty Article That Can D
Made Iu Many Stylet at Rinall Cost
A cluiritablo woman, who use her
artistic talents fur tho benefit of others,
utilized her Leu teu leisure this year iu
she has placed
for sale at tho
which are so
pretty nnd datuty
that a descrlp-
51 y turn may bo wcl-
'JJcomo. They are
yr! or various shapes
win LuiuiB auu
are entirely covered with linen. The
fclne denim ones, trimmed w ith white
braid, resembling the blue and white
delft w hich is the latest popular fad iu
china, are perhaps the prettiest, al
though the rose or yellow duck are love
ly with certain colorings.
All white ones are also very effective,
trimmed with blue ond white bruid and
tassels, nlso touched with blue, with
blue linils, the hitter being covered with
finoBoltou cloth. Thewhito linen braid
aud tnsKcls may bo made to match the
material by working in cotton of the
tame color us the covering. The sketch
represent a tall tublo for a palm pot
Tho low tea table nmy be made after
the some design ; the legs may bo cither
round or sqnuro. Old roso linen, white
linen braid, white buttons of Bolton
cloth and a design embroidered in white
cotton on top are the materials used in
ENGINEERING BY AROUSE.
The Skillful kiao by Which It Got Him
elf Out of a Deep Hole.
"Whilo digging holes for telegraph
poles at Byron, Me.," said a Western
Union man, "I becamo interested in
watching the ingenuity aud persever
ance of a mons-e. Ho fell into one of the
holes, which was 4'i feet deep and
20 inches neros. Tho first day he ran
around the bottom of the hole, trying to
find ome mean of escape, but could
uot climb out. Ttio second day he set
tled dowu to bnsiuc.'s. He began stead
ily and systematically to dig a spiral
groove round aud rouud tho inner sur
face of the hole with a uuiformly as
cending grade. He worked night and
day, and as he got farther from the bot
tom he dug little ruket where he
evium eiiner tie or sit and rest Interest
ed witnesses threw in food.
"At the end of two wreks the mouse
atrnek a rock. This puzzled him. For
nearly a day he tried to get under,
arotuid or over the obstruction, but
without success. With unflinching pa
tieuco ho reversed his spiral nnd went
on tunuelmg hia way in the opposite
direction. At the end of four week he
reached the top and pn.bablvsped aw.iv
to enjoy hi well earned ficV.h m. Hi
wrape was uot sec. Wheu his food was
put in iu the morning, he wa, near the
nrfoc. but at ifih, the Work WM
to be complete, and the little engineer.
life, had left" New York Sun.
'Knickerbockers?" she said. "Why
not? I have a perfect right"
"And the left?" ona slwt t... i,.i
Utingly. But the preserved a dignified
ilence, deeming th quewion in tba oa
DOUBLE BARRELED NAMES.
me Agonv Wa Started by Enillab Peer,
and lauded Proprietor.
Dou'.le Imrrcled surname, of course,
have long cenaed to la novelty. AnylKxly
who Is anybody has Insisted for the last 3tl
veer on giving hi friends the uiimiry
'trouble of directing their letters with n
pair of urnuirics, where ono would sccm
lo answer every nnsonuble purpose.
was the peers and lnwh-d proprietor who
began this little game of si-clllng your
patronvmlo with a decorative hyphen
.. . '. ... i,!nMu4 or Inherit
ineyciiuMi iu -
property fnim distant brancheii of their
fainllli-, and to advertise the fact by a
sunili.g1s.th name, their own and their
wive', or their own and their benefactors ,
as If bv dint of acquiring a coiiphMif e-tat.-s
they had duplicated their personality
and went alxmt theiiwforth as living Janus.-,
like tho Huiiiiose twins or the two
. . . i. ,.-.i Thee were all of
theni Pclliain-Clliitons and Ciinon-Howit
and Ashley CooiMT: tney n-joire.. .
. ..... . ..... l.-H nnd HlKitle-W
Ulllllliy os ns"' -- ---- - , . . .
bnihains; they lil.s-otned forth with d
light into tandem pairs oi jnn-..-v......
and Knatchlnill jingiwn.
Kiiiiie nf tlieiii Indisil even went a st
. ., .-l likn Mr. Sill
limner, Him i'it' i .
... ...!.,. "ihr. irelll lemon nilll'd
Into one," dazzling our eye with such su
perb designations lis Cochrane Isliprt
llalllie.orHnllcr Knller Klphlnstone. Aft
er this was it any wonder llmt mere ordi
nary commoner should f.-el they would
stand no chance In the struggle for exist
ence mill thevii-ilntl Incontinently to
ho Koliliison Smltlis nnd Higglns-Haker?
You may w nowaday (iwciiiloline Mont-gomerj'-Mullliis
Lisping a suliurlmn swwt
shop, and Adulphu fiiil-Jom- ut tho re
ceipt of custom In a inetrosilitiin railway
station. When thing have reached thl
length, what can our old nobility do but
"go them oncls-tter" by nwnimlng n quad
ruplet? Sifrnanie arv now threatening to
lie no longer doiitiio luim nn, nui i-iine-ly
to develop Into perfivt six shisiter.
i t 1.. nml Twist Icton
Wykchaiu-Klcniie won't satisfy the ambi
tion of our newest millions. I lad lovo I
am right In saving that ut one time tho
incmls r for Westminister was corm-uy m
scrUicd a Mr. Aslunead liartlett Ilunlett
Coutt Unrtlett lliinlett-Coutts, though ho
. ..i t......l...,l luirtltin f if till
IHU BIIHV nnftif.,,,-., - I
recklos siiperlluity. and evorylsidy must
- I.... .1... L.lnwl,,,. 111,,. "1,111 III.'IV
rcilicillia r mi' n,..ii.n - J
Ixing-Wclleslcylong INile-Wcllcslcy live,"
which dote lmck u far toward tho U'gln
ning of tho "inovcnient"n the day when
llimuvi Kmlf h u rule" Heiectcd Addnse."
THE FAT CAPTAIN.
Ola Order, It Method of tiecatlon
the lkiy'a Commeut
"Join the militia, if yon wish, my
boy," said the old man in his kindly
way, "but don't get iu u company thut
has a fut captain."
"I don t seo what diflVreneo that can
muke," returned thn Imy. "Do yon
meuu to contend that u fat man can't
be a good soldier?"
"Well, not exactly that, my boy,"
explained the old man; "but in somo
ways yon will find tho thin man or the
mail of medium build preferable. Didn't
I ever tell you of my experience?"
"Ah, that explains your doubts, then.
Yon ree, I once hud un ambition to
weur a uniform and march behind a
band, just like yon, and I joined a com
pany that unfortunately had u fut cap
tain. No one thought of tho captain par
ticularly nt the time, the company v. us
organized, but we ull learned to look
out for such trifles later. Whilo we
wore iu the armory it was ull right and
everything always passulolT satisfac
torily, but when wo begun to drill out
of doors nh, then wo found how seri
ous a matter drilling with u fut captain
"But why?" nsked tho boy. "Yon
haven't toXl me thut yet."
Uo d lose his brent h just nt critical
moments. Ho d start us out at double
timo and then get so winded himself
that he couldn't ftop us. Of course we
would have to go on. We were too well
drilled to stop until wo received the or-
dT to do so. I remember once he start
ed ns out, lost his breath, was nimbi
to order a halt or to keep np with the
column and we run three mile before
we stopped. "
"What made you stop then?" inquired
"Wo ran into a stone wall," replied
the old man promptly.
"Pooh! Why didn't yon scale it? Yon
were a nice kind of soldiers, yon were.
If I'd been your captain, I'd have court
martialed the whole lot of you for dis
obedience of orders."
Then the old niiiu looked at tho boy,
and the boy looked nt the man, mid "a
chasm seemed to open np between thiin.
They were no lunger friends. Chicago
THE DEVIL'S CODE.
Legend of a Monk, (lie Iievll and a Quirk
Stockholm'! public library contains a
wonderful work which is called "Tho
Devil' Code" and which in addition
to it extraordinary uuuie is said to be
the biggest manuscript in tho world.
Every letter is most beantifniw -,.
aud the magnitude of the work is so
great that it seems inmnsuii,u r.
tingle monk to have done it.
The story of the origin of the ninnn-
empi, nowever, not only give it
the wurk of one mau, but ulso Mutes
to De me work of a single night
aiory runs as ioilowa:
A poor UlOIlk hud been
ueum, out was told mockingly by
juog inui ii no was able to copy
whole 'Codo' bet ween flut-L-uA..-.,
dawn ho would be save. I r?i,.;
the impossibility of the tusk, those who
sentenced him furnished him with the
original copy of the 'Code,' with pen
.... ...... iMieiiiueui and lelt him.
"Death must have hern nil Ii Ia Ii J
in the middle nucs na if 4a ....... t .1
monk, forgetting the hopelessness of
his task, commenced it. Before long,
however, he saw that he could not save
o llle oysuch weak exertions,
aud frariim a cruel ,i i.;i.i ....
he invoked the aid of the prince of
darkness-, promising to Furreiifier hi
aouj 11 ne were assisted in the task.
"Tho devil kiudlv nl,li,..i .!
ing on the spot, accepted tho contract
aud ant down
morning 'The Devil' Code' was finished.
u vu iiriiig lonna Heart. The copy
ug clerk from tho infernal reRion,
umably fled awav with .), ' .
rnuii 1 eekijr.
Simtunus -Ton lanohc t.. j 1
old yarn of Madge, as if you naZ
enjoyed it. ' ""7
TimminI did really enjoy it It i.
HIS DETECTI Yew-
story OF HOW RICHARD yJ
DOWN A FAMOUS COUNTEr
Colonel Monroe Kilward.1 th
the Iteeorder, Whlih yM
Out A Noted Duel V,,B ,, '
the Trial Kvarta Waa la u
lilchurd Vim j wo not only i
Jurist Ulid statesman, but iv k '
o nelilcveil W Idespftj r i
,e llltheensoof Coi,ni , i
In Philadelphia, Ii, ?
Kdnnrds, who was a Mai I voof n 'f
1.-.. ..j... I.l .1 . . 1 "1st
Ky., iiitoiimled tho world hru.
slid siieees of his oiie-nt . .
hi hut (lifeline rcnl.juK
was wviiniu ii a m-ric
. i : - "Pt
mi muoii wim-iiiiuso nei.pt(, IB STf. Z
Jniljro Iuiides, a faiiuiiis era ' "
yer, wn enpiged to hunt d,
prlt. Ho wfl liKvded In Phiuju .
Itlcliard Vuux, then nonl,!? arte
by shrewd detective Work, dliajf,.
forger' stopping place. OiiM
house the. recorder mii(r tho Ui '
Judge Iinnili nnd Mr. Han,''
ono sldo fMiii the disir. A kk .
sweretl to tho 1cll. !'
"I want to see Colnnel ii,. P
wnnis, KitKi mo recorder. ",
rho n-plliil that ho was, ix
Iminedlately walked into llieWl
twiH-ii the parlor and the link
was a (bsir, nnd It was viit-ni v
rattle of thn knives nnd fnrti
within tho other .artmem Ww ,
in n nioni. i nero wo no mi,.
and the Kirl went thnniirh wi,,
something. A moiiieiit biter
Imr man camo Into the tv..i
alsiut B fiN't tt incln In lielflit, a;
proKirtionei, wnn liiilrn hlm-k,
ven's wing and dark eve tlmt.i,.
ing glunco f nun under dark err).
was drrwed with acrupuloua CUr,,j
wore a larfro nmouiit of HueJrt,I
nemiy myinK a Rrt'tii deal or Wv.
Ills persiiiuil appearance. Therm,
proiu lnl htm nud suld:
lusHl evening, Colonel ll.t.
ward. I believe you are Culoij
Kdwnnls, if I receillw-t nrkditei
"Jam that penem," wa them.'
am very glad to see you."
Tho Identity ascertained, the .
(rave tho preconcerted slininLiK
1-oumle, Air. J I art, taptuln V..
the kiIU-o enten-d tho rtsun. Mr.
nvtisj Cnitnln Young to put thek
on Kdwnnls, which was done. Ti
oner made no remarks of anrL
said not a word, Thn reconW
completed hla duties In the tti
alsiut to lenvetheriMim, whenitr1
slim, Unlit colons:! mulatto laiyof i
years rustic! at tho olllclal with
knlfo In Id hand, and tnwlrilj
1. 1 1.1. t;.. ..i.t i
jiiiii mm iiiu nnnwii, rsfqiactl
movement thnt there was notlilu
recorder to do but knock hb J
down nnd take tno Kiilto troni hit
ho did. Two or throe por-sotm,!-.
boarders, came Into tho lnla J
ment, and the mulatto dlsappv
wns never afterward soon In t:
though "bo" was afterward fesubi
woman vho traveled with KJ1.1
Tho forKor' trunks were sit'
Recorder Vuux gatherei! tho evlil
peculiar detective ability.
Tho trial camo off In tho eltt
York Is'foro . Indue Wllllani KcDlii
t'liancellor Kent. Thomas Fiw
shall of Kentucky, Mr. Kdniuifc
yoiuiR gentleman naineil Kvartsvl
sel for tho accused. Mr. vaui!
nttlonof tho judicial funeil.mu
flee, wa Invited to take a st k-
judgn on the bench. The appear.
demeanor of tho yonnx Iiiwts
Kvart attrncting Iiiu ntt.-nt ion, h
Judtro Kent, ho is that yuiri;
" H is nnmo Is Kvart s, " n-pllid t
y in t
"and I think bo has the making.
yer In him."
It wns the famous William Jl
since then admittedly at tho bi
fc ;i tl
Kdwards was convicted and w
;' 9 n
i f thn
1 1 bo .
ten year' liiiprlsoiiment, inalnlv -
testlmony of Iteeorder nus. at
of tho trial the prisoner, with ft
llteneKS, looked lr. Vnux ph-rclo;
eye. "I mil glad to have tliUut'
ty of siMtiklnir to you," ho sal.
to say one thing to you thnt U ur
for you to remember. I am p
you the moment I come out of &
I give you this notice as fnniit
man to another.
"I am very thankful to von, W
wartln," repliiMl tho reconler,
same politeness, "for glvtiis? i"l!
ly notice. It Is very cent lematilj
to do so. I will give you the off
nt .n. .1,,.., ...... .1. I v I....H
.V H,,J (I. Ill, t, .UIIV. I IHI" -i
my duty and am tirciarcd to tntf'i
sequences. I only nsk of you tl
you make tho attempt you will
As Mr. Vaux said these words '
fixedly Into tho forger's face. T
turnwl white and tn-mbUsl, for K
his captor's coiiiitcnancti the Jio
termination to kill him should hc
to fui-e him after his release. N"1
word was rpoken Uitwwiitheni, I
mnmciit the officers leil tho prison-
Ho never attempted to carry hlt;f
to etiect, Tor bo died In prison in J
A a sequel to tho trial cam :
between Tom Marshall and Colm
Watson Webb. Marshall was a W
cotiKross nt tho tlmo of tho Kdw.v-
aud for defending tho brilliant crte
the sanio tlnin tlmt lie wns n n'tin'
of tho American people In Washuyt T.
was sovendy criticised by CoIhih. lie f
Watson Webb In tho columns of t')ns B
York Courier nnd Kiiqulrer, of '" m
nai mat gentleman wns the ut J
..t-l.... H tt... 1 . I...O .
i.-iiiv-m. i.j na, jury iuarsiuiii i...---
f.owspnMr criticism In that blttf
Invective of which ho wns the ma-n
liil to a challeiuro nnd a mivtlniC
ralhsl "field of honor." The conrf
hut the famous editor In the
lamed him f.ir life. Cincinnati F:
Whrre Love I Aerondnry.
A ConstilctiotM dllTen'imi N't"1'
Kngllsh and Chinese draina l" e
by tho fact I hut, whereas In tl
lovo holds a leading part, In I he lj:
relcirntod to a secotidarv plan".
loud It I a potion. In China a
only; hence tho thousand Inirl
give rlso to nn. In tho latter rout
ther thrown Into the shade or tM
tirely. Without their anient pas-sl'
Mducllolis w" I
st of Iholriisf 1
, wider term.
or our theatrical pr.nl
their Interest nnd most
Kngllsh, or, to uso a
l"iui pinygiHT, rtqlliro a line m
In Clllim nn llo nt1,e hand.'"!
mand finds little echo, since low
not tho chief t homo of bard niidl r
Convention nnd tho Mn'iigth J
authority huvo crushl In a irnw
those ainoroii looping which esi;
huninu heart, and a love, court:.
matrimony are even more ppw"
far eat than In our part of tl" 1
first of th.u r,.,lin,M if hxinllcd r ?
aiou, cannot powerfully srn-t "
tlonof the multitude. Nineteen"
A nolntr Nnrlnklrr.
o'tr,..f n pulpier''
pretty picture as she sprinkles h j I
.McMl Vo. nml liiiliz iiir ny - .
so Is holding her skirt she w'11"
to let the nelKhbor are that ah
ln but the K n,,.llt nt ho' I
ln tjutla. . .