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I CLINTON S MYSTERIOUS
far tack as i ciintonwn
.1.. most Important Interior
Its nconlo lmvo al-
been hospitable to the stranger
fnre. wben D. T,
, handsome and skilled In hi pro
Son, tought a home In Clinton In the
B of 1870 and bung out his shingle,
r Mi not pestered by the usual quea-
0f CUrlouold women oh to wheth
. nr oot he waa married, nor by the
M embarrassing Inquiry of garni
Lold men about his antecedents and
Zv- In fnct' nolK),,y bo,",rrd
Cor MorrlHon with prying qneatlona
j,ny nature wben be rented and
undsomely fitted up on ofllee In the
urinrlpal building of the town. Every
Lj he met extended a warm welcome
blm and hoped he would do well.
Etcd the medical fraternity, bended by
Doctor Brlta, Joined In welcoming Doc
tor Morrison to Clinton, and besides
wnlfestliig a naturul Interest to know
from what college he had obtained bin
ji,,innm. none of the doctor In compe
tition with whom be wna bound sooner
liter to come annoyed him with
qoAtlona about bla former home or
bow long he had been practicing.
From the very first there wna an air
of mystery about Doctor Morrison
which lew gentle people thnn those of
Clinton would have Insisted upon pone
miine. He wna reserved In manner,
imsered politely but In monosyllable
ill question asked of him, showeil
iclther Interest nor contempt for tho
affairs of others, kept a light burning In
bli otfke hours every night after even
the night owls of the town had gone
tolled, formed no companionships, yet
u agreeable and always npproacha
blt, and In a thousand other ways de
ported himself In such a manner as
would have excited to the point of fren
tj the curiosity of the ordlnnry coun
try town. Rome of the more gossipy
Cllntonltes predicted when Doctor Mor
rison first huiiB out hla shingle that he
muldn't stay In the town long, for the
mud that nearly all of the doctors
then there except Doctor Brltz "were
iluiost starving to death." One of
them tentatively remnrked this to Doc
tor Morrison one dny, and the Doctor
only smiled and anld something about
be supposed he would manage some
bow to live."
Weeks rolled Into months, and still
oot a citizen of Clinton or of Henry
County culled Doctor Morrison to at
tend a case of sickness. Still he con
tinued to live at the principal hotel and
to be the liest dressed man In town. He
ore a Prince Albert ault of black and
I ihluiinerlng silk stovepipe hat. He
puld all of his bills promptly, and ask
ed nobody for the loan of a dollar. If
be had an account at tho bank there Is
Do record of It. It Is remembered that
be bought four new suits a year, one
for ench senson, though he alwnys
dressed in solemn black, and that the
boy who cared for his horse and buggy
ilwaya got his pay promptly. He at
tended all the meetings of the town
nd district medical societies and dis
coursed learnedly on the various phases
of therapeutics. He was a regular at
tendant at church, showing no denomi
national bins and patronizing the fairs
of all churches nllko. Ills conduct was
w genteel in all respects as to disarm
prying curiosity, even If the people of
Clluton hnd possessed their full share
of that common human trait. His walk
end talk wore too conventional to give
fine to unusual comincut or to excite
undue Interest In blm.
Doctor Morrison was permitted to
lire his life In Clinton ns he. saw fit to
"re It. As before remarked, nolxidy
Iwthcred him with questions about his
Pst or future. Not a soul In the town
Mcept himself knew where he came
from. In the course of a yenr Major
Salmon observed that Doctor Morrison
managed to get on. every Jury, except
the grnnd Jury, summoned In Henry
County. He alHO noticed that every
Jury of which Doctor Morrison was a
member returned verdicts that were de
clared by the lawyers to be the most
urprlslng In the history of Jurispru
dence. The Major remarked this to
Doctor Brltz one day and that worthy
gentleman said he was going to make
Quiet Investlirntlon of Morrison "to
If anything was wrong." Both
Major Salmon and Doctor Brltz were
busy men and didn't meet often. And
o It happened thnt six months pnssed
before the two were again brought to
other where It was convenient to dis
cuss the case of Doctor Morrison. Then,
hen Major Salmon asked Doctor Brltz
u he bad made any discovery with re
gard to Morrison the old doctor simply
hook his head In oracle fashion and
walked away without giving on answer.
A queer old character was Judge Mc
Beth, who presided over the Common
Hens court Judge McBeth was rugged
nd brusque and direct of speech. He
did not permit the lawyers to clrcum
locute whon examining a witness In bis
nrt. He made them go after the tes
timony by direct methods, and be pur
Wed the same course In his examina
tion of Jurors. An Important case, In
volving thousands of dollars, was be
fore Judge McBeth for trial. When the
Jury was Impaneled and sworn In IHx
or Morrison was a member of It Wben
It was organized be was elected fore
Jin. Nearly all of the Juries on which
had previously served had honored
him with the forumansblp. The lead
lug counsel for one side of the suit was
Judge Jumes H. Gantt, now a Justice
of the Statu Supreme Court Judge
Uautt bad an acknowledged advantage
over hla adversary In having all of the
evidence nnd the law on bla side. Threu
days were consumed In the trial of the
case. The Jury deliberated on It twenty-four
hours, nnd then returned a ver
dict against Judge (iautt's client. The
court room was Jammed when the ver
dict wns announced, and everybody
was astonished by It Judge Gantt sat
for a moment appalled. lie was abso
lutely certain of winning tho suit So
Morrison's unconscious comnmL nf'
you demand officially to know what my
business U, I don't mind telling you
that I am a Uulted Slate detective on
the trull of a baud of murderers. I hav
rounded four of them up here In Clin
ton, nnd am ready to nut them In iii
I will have all the others within a week
If you don't expose my mission here."
y this time Morrlsou's fuce wai
aflame and his eyes had In them that
unmistakable Blare of Insanltv. 1 1 Is
splendid form wns auulvcr with excite
ment, which Increased as he wanned
up to hi subject. Judge Mi-Beth wat
quick to set aside the verdict of the
Jury and hastily adjourn court. Morri
son retired to his olllce and locked him
self In, That ulBht he left Cllutoii as
quietly and unostentatiously as he had
entered It two years before. NuOiIiik
lias lieen seen or heard of him since.
That afternoon Dt. Ilrltz told a crowd
In the drug store of how a few month,
previously ho had examined Morrison
and discovered his insuulty by asklui;
him the very question which, when put
by Judge Mclleth, bad set the struuge
young doctor off on his hobby.
And to this day the old citizens ol
Clluton who rcuicmtier Morrison art
still wondering how It was that he, be
ing Insane, exercised such a reiiiarkalilu
power over the minds of the Juror with
whom he served. Koine of them think
that despite this Insanity he was a hyp
BIO ANTS USED IN SURGERY.
So long as there are writer of books
there will be many who 'will never re
sort to the painstaking labor of Words
worth, as Indicated In the Journal of
Dorothy Wordsworth: "William has
come back tired; be has s-nt alt tho
day In thinking of an adjective for tho
Max lladdad, who now lives In re
tirement In Worcester, Mass., was
formerly a favorite Jockey of the king
of Houmunln. Ills majesty bad the
ambition to have In his body guard of
"ttu. T. n. vonnisos is insank.
was everybody else who followed the
trial. Judge McBeth had practically
Instructed the Jury to Dud for Gnntt's
client Nobody seemed more surprised
than the trial Judge, not even excepting
Judge Oantt, when the verdict was an
nounced the other way.
Behind Judge Uautt In the courtroom
that morning sat Dr. Brltz. "That ver
dict Is atrocious," said Gantt to Brltz
In desperation, "and I cannot under
"I understand It" replied Dr. Brltz
"Then, In henveu's name, what Is Itr
wiiv." nonchalantly responded Dr.
n.it ilia rnreniiin of the Jury Is
"Do you mean thatr anxiously In
nnlred the lawyer.
"I do," solemnly answered the Doc-
Without any more ado, Judge Gnntt
sprang to his feet nnd startled the
crowded courtroom still more by mov
ing for a new trial on the grounu mai
the foreman of tlie jury was insane
The motion was so unexpected mm
even Judge McBeth lost bis equilibrium
nnd asked Oantt ir He meniu wniu lie
said, aud If he really knew what he had
said. ... .
I do " replied Gantt. "l Know eaci
i ...i...t I have said and I mean every
J ... t.. l..,Hiri. tllllt till.
word or it. agin" "
foreman of the Jury Just dlscuargeu,
i.. t II. Morrison. Is lusnne.
Judge McBeth could not conceal hi
excitement. He squirmeu uncnm.j m
i,i i.iir armchair for a moment, nnd
i i,inrted out: "Dr. Morrlsou, come
Slowly, nnd with measured, dignified
i ip. Morrison approached the
bar. A cvnlcal smile played over hla
.ni.ii,. face. He stood like a siniue,
while Judge McBeth eyed him coldly
for a minute,
without any preliminaries, Judge Mc
n..ih iimsnuelv Inquired: "Are you
vt muscle of the accused man
.... ..it,.iied. Tho smile left his com
tennnce with the asking of the question
and an expression of solemn dignity
took Its plnce.
"Certainly. I am not crazy, your
.. i,iv milled the strange
..' t,i McBeth. "What do you
... . n.-w in this community, any
QO loi a in .
How Indian. In Icrp llrailllan Forest.
Hew t'i Wound.
Down In the Brazilian forests sur
geon are not always at hand and hos
Itais fitted with modern surgical Hp
pllances are few aud far between. But
these fact do not bother the Brazilian
Indian. For centuries be ha known
how to take care of himself, how to
treat wounds and cuts and distempers
without medical or surgical aid, and
one of the most novel of these rude sur
gical customs Is that of sewing up
wounds with the aid of ants.
Septicaemia and pyaemia have been
banished from the world of surgery In
civilization almost entirely by the pro
gress made In antiseptic methods and
the Introduction of nnaesthetlcs In sur
gery ha made possible operations
which llfty years ago would not be
dreamed of. But no surgeon, even of
the most advanced school, left to him
self In a Brazilian forest without In
struuients or appliances of any kind
could care for a cut as neatly as do the
ndiaiis. The means employed Is
species of very large ant, which Is fur
nished with very powerful mandibles,
capable of biting through almost any
thing. The Insect has no sting and no
welling or other painful results follow
Its bite. Its lower Hp Is a strange Joint
ed organ, which the ant has the power
of projecting far beyond the upper Hp
on occasion. At Its extremity It has a
pair of powerful forceps with which It
can grasp aud hold tenaciously small
objects aud nothing not encased In met
al can resist their strength.
When the Indian receives a cut or
wound from a knife or a thorn he pro
ceeds to catch a numlwr of these ants,
Holding the Hps of the wound close to
gether, be npplies the mouth of an ant
to the edges nnd the Insect at once bite
through and holds on. Then tho body
of the ant Is pinched Off at the neck and
the Jaws reninln fixed. Another and
another ant Is placed In position until
there la a row of Jaws along the wound,
holding It firmly shut, and when It Is
healed the Jaws are removed witn a
forceps or other Instrument. This tylo
of surgery Is strictly antiseptic, since
there are no evil after effects from the
ants' Jaws, and tho bite Itself does not
cause any Inconvenience, although the
pain must be considerable at nrsi.-
7 'rJiv. JlatS'.t? JVL.
,.AnB TQU CBAttT"
m are a docior,
Bit J J
' .. .,,o in Clinton, u.. -
aluee jou v... mystery, and
yar "I0' 2 "h. vour business Is."
"W"'i J""1 , from the bencu,
Klectrloal Power In America.
John Bogart, one of the American
nelneer connected with the work of
completing the Niagara Fall electrical
power works, give to ine ran niuii
Gazette of London some Interesting
facts In regard to electrical power in
America. Tho Niagara company fur
nishes nn electrical horse-power of l.V
Ooo with a' cpaiJjy for 40,000, aud pos
sibilities of Increasing to any extent
needed. The works cost $'J,ikhj,wiu,
having been necessary to construct a
tunnel 7,M10 twt long at a considera
ble depth and through solid roca.
the utility of the work the fact that
Buffalo and Niagara City are supplied
at the rate of J'.'O per horse-power per
annum, whllo In somo cases nearly
$100 per horse power has been pnld. Is
sulllclent evidence. Next to the electri
cal works at Niagara arc those at Sault
e. Mm ln nnd according to Mr. Bogart
litest of all are In construction
about sixty mile from Montreal, near
the town of Mnssenn, N. tloe
the St Lawrence River. The power
will bo obtained .from a fall of forty
feet iH-tween the southern branch of
c. i n,.A niver and a small
..i i 0.r..,im known as Grass River.
i nr . iiiilH more thnn three
A mum v. -
...ii... In lonath Is In process of con
.fraction nnd when the works are
! " ', , !,! total of 78.000 electrical
borse-power can bo furnished. It seems
n nlty that the attention of engineers
?.P. L .ner been directed to this
2 ,t on the St. Lawrence, a. In thnt
case probably tho vicinity of Niagara
Falls would not have been given over
.-bur .nd thus become a
to ninni""1 ... .
. ...... .....i,. I printer, as It will In
the not distant future.
II a Heal Worth.
...irit of thrift which pervades,
or used to pervade, New England, li
amusingly illustrated In a remark one.
n,mle bV a Vermont laruier.
nl? . ;.i wn seriously 111 In mid.
summer. lnt bl twn contl(utlon
I3hlm in good stead and he quickly
nn being asked In the autumn
w he was feeling, he ..Id cheerfully!
nn fair to middling now, tuanic
Te; but anyway It don't make so much
fonce. seeing the farms pretty
1 , .iirf,Pd ud. If I'd V died In hay
ine or harvesting time, It would have
wn full fifty dollars' damage to me."
Irhen after a thoughtful Interval, he
.d,led- "Come to think of It that's too
Tow a flgs--8lxty dollar, woulJ ba
It Is Sm Tbln.
jaggs-Gimme a loaded acrobat
Barkeep-Wot s dat ?
Jagg-Tumbler full of whisky.
When a man has a reputation f'r
wisdom he can say foolish things and
his friend applaud tbein as sarcasm,
killed rider men of nearly every na
tlnu of the world. lladdad, a Syrian
by birth, was one of these. The seven
teen rider alwaya accompanied the
king on bis otllclal tour about Oalatz.
Couan Doyle tell a story of a friend
of hi who had often l -en told that
there I a skeleton In the cuplsiard of
every household, no matter how re
spectable thnt household may be; and
be determined to put this opinion to a
practical test. Selecting for the sub
ject of hi experiment a veuerable
archdeacon of the church, agaluit
whom the most censorious critic hnd
never breathed a word, he went to the
nearest postotllce and dispatched this
telegram to tho reverend gentleman:
"AH Is discovered! Fly at once!" The
archdeacon dlsnpiM'nred and has never
been beard of since.
The late eccentric, Sir John Shaw,
one dny Invited two geutlemen from
Kdluburghtodlne with him at Caruock
As was the custom of the time, they
apiM-arcd before dinner In knee
breeches, silk stockings aud thin shoes.
The weather being line, Sir John In.
vlted them to take a turn In the gar
den. Civilly aud thoughtlessly they
followed their host and soon found
themselves skipping among nettles nnd
thistles, to the great discomfort of their
unfortunate calves. Sir John, who wns
clad, ns usual, In corduroy breeches
and top boots, said to them, with polite
aravlty: "Steo t, step oot. gentle
men, ye'll no hurt my flowers!
Mr. I. Zangwlll. author and critic,
tells alsiut himself: "I was married
In Vent nor, at least so 1 gathered from
the local newspapers. In whose vis.
Itors' lists thero figured tho entry,
Mr. and Mrs. Zangw lll.' I do not care
to correct It, because, the lady being
my mother. It Is perfectly nceurate,
and leads to charming misconceptions.
There, that's be.' loudly whispered a
young ninn, nudging bis sweetheart,
'and there's his wife with blm.' Thnt!
Why, sho look old enough to ho his
mot her,' replied the young lady. 'Ah"
said her lover, with an air of conscious
virtue, and a better bargain, they're
awfully mercenary, these literary
George Dolby, manager of Charles
Dickens on one of his rending tours In
this country. Is still living, and the
London correspondent of the Chicago
Record reports at length some of Dol
by's reminiscences. Among other
things the quondam mannger says:
"He wa the kindest hearted man I
ever have known. Mnny nnd many a
time while on tour we came across old
associates of his who were down on
their luck. Dickens would any to mo
after tho reading, 'Joey, let me have
'J0 In crisp, new bank notes and I
want to be alone to-morrow from 12
to 2.' I knew whnt tills meant, no
had Invited bis old friends to cnll upon
him at that hour, and such friends did
n't ao away poorer.
"Dickens was found of reading in
owu books. Once In Llverimoi, wnere
we had an off night I wns obliged to
leave blm to himself for an evening.
He asked mo to call at a liooksellera
nnd send blm something to read. I
asked blm what he would like, and he
replied. 'Anything of Sir Walter Scott s
ie niv owu. 1 iiiiri'iiiisru '". v....
nsitv slum' and took It to him myseir,
whereat bo was dellgnieo. snymg uo
hnd not read the lwok for year. I
was curious to see the effect of his own
liook ou blm, and on my return wa
moused to find him laughing liniuodcr
ntely at certain Incident In the book.
lie explained, however, Hint ne was
not Iniighlng nt bis own creations as
much as at the recollections or tne cir-
eiiinstnnccs under which certain pns.
sages and Incidents had been written."
Taneey who was accounted the bejle
of that part of Western North Carolina.
True love ran smoothly with the young
couple themselves, but a barrier exist
ed In the person of an objecting father,
whose wrath was kindled against the
Idea of marriage, ntid a decree was
written literally In blood, It Is said, that
they should not wed.
About this time a second young man
appeared Uimiu the scene, and sought
the baud of the beautiful young lady.
Seeing that nothing would move tho
father from hi determination, negotia
tions egan, resulting In young Mc
Dowell's signing a release, In obedience
to the decree, of bis right nnd claims
tiMiu his heart' love. In consideration
of thl act he was to receive the best
horse, saddle and bridle In Yancey
County. Shortly after the fairest girl
of all that county Joined hands with a
Mr. l'resswood, the successful suitor,
aud they started as one along lire
Young McDowell rode away on nil
mettlesome charger and by and by he
wooed aud won another, and for more
thnn thirty years they fought life's bat
tles together. About lift ecu years ago
Mr. Presswood died, and a few years
ago Mr. McDowell's life partner died.
The decree written In blood having
passed away with the death of the ob
jecting father, two hearts that year
ago had beaten o close togetucr rgain
turned to each other. The lover plight
ed their troth afresh, and by agreement
Mr. Presswood became Mr. McDow
ell, forty year to a day from the ante
on which the release w a signed. The
nmrrlnire occurred, and Mr. and Mr.
McDowell are living over again th
sweet days of old.
surrosE we smile.
nUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
TmE comic papers.
Pleasant Incident Occurring the
W or Id Over- l7lnga that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Younu-Fuiinj relec
tiooa that Everybody Will Knjoy.
A Hut of Hope.
gingerly (rending from book) In ao
argument the last word Is often mo
Wedeily Say, would you mind lend
ing me that hook?
Klngerly Certainly not; but what do
you want It for?
Wederly I want to how thnt para
graph to my wife.
If yon nlve a man a piece of bread
It' ten to one he'll utter
A word or more to the effect
Thnt he'd also like tome butter.
The flnrhalor's Jok.
"Another reckles hold-up," remark
ed the bachelor, a he ruefully gripped
hi waist band, .
Ho remeuilMred that ha bad pinned
together hi burst suspenders, and the
pin had given way. Cleveland Plain
We Need tha Word.
"Why will people talk of overcrowd
ed cars? Doesn't 'crowded' express the
"No. Indeed! It doesn't begin to
press It!" Puck.
A Correct DlaKnoala,
A Perfect Model.
rnllette - What are you painting p-f -
D' A uber A study In still life.
Pallette What's the subject?
D'Auher A street In Philadelphia.
Walkln nolmes-What's pathology 1
Diking Wllly-Kuowln' where d
best cycle path are.
This la No Juke.
She How true It I that one-half the
world doesu't know how the other half
Ho Yes; but a man' better half nev
er get tired trying to Dud out th
trick of the other half.
Mualc and Munlc.
How Ctrl Gained It In tha Benaa
A fourteen-year-old girl disappeared
from her homo In a New lork tene
ment one dny Inst summer. Her letter
of farewell said that she Intended to
drown herself because she wa tired of
tending the bnby.
For twenty-four hour or more her
pnrent. assisted by the police and the
reporter, hunted for the child. They
filially found her In tho cellar of her
own house. On second thought, she
had decided to live a little longer-ln
spite of the baby.
Later developments Indicated tnal
she bad gained her principal purimse.
It wns shown that bIio had been an In
dustrious reader of tho sensational
dallies, and that she yearned to share
that publicity which they give to the
deeds of people who are menially weak
aud morally crippled. She succeeded.
At the cost of a day In the coai-iioie,
she aot her picture In the paper. Tho
"storle" that were printed about her
occupied very satisfactory space among
the evil deed spread out in tlie tictnor
ullzlng columns of the sensational pa
Of course she was happy, wie w ouiu
have been happier yet had she realised
the full extent of her good fortune!
Kmlneuce like hers could not enslly
have been won by any little girl born
earlier than this nineteenth century
A hundred year ago there were no
"yellow" dally paper to rouse or re
ward a clrl of her high munition, nun
such a alii threatened suicide, her
mother would have given her n doso
nt In Inn and nut her to bed. Had sho,
run away, alio would have beeh physic-
lly punished. '
It never entered tho bends or our om-
focv ancestors that when a child dm
something foolish, or moan, or wicked,
the proper thing. wns to toll amusing
stories about It. They had the notion
which seems to be In somo danger or
becoming obsolete, that a wrong or a
senseless act should not bo paraded be
fore the public-Youth's Compaulon.
V I J f&2j tH7'W
"Thl thing ought to be published."
"Very well. I can tell It to my wife."
"Well," said Mr. Poludexter to Mr.
Clingstone, a the latter got off the
tralu ou hi return from Washington,
"are you the appointee?"
"No; I am the dlsappolntee," replied
the orllce-ieeker." Judge.
All at Ouce,
"Ha, ha!" laughed the patriot as hi
son set off a whole pack of tlreerack
er; "that's what I like to hear!"
"I don't" said the weary parson; "It
sounds too much like a sewing circle."
At th Opera.
She You don't seem to be enjoying
He I'tn sorry for Wagner. If It is
thl to listen to, whnt must It hav
been to compose? Plck-Me-l'p.
nrottier Hear mo sing?
Brother Thought you were present?
Sister I was. Cluclnnntl Euqulrcr.
The ICternul War.
"1 am going to have my name put
on my wheel."
"Excellent Idea.- No one will steal
your good name, If you have It on that
Ice wagon." Indianapolis Jourunl.
A Choice of koutca.
She-Yes, Mr. Detrop has dropped
out of my life forever.
He Elevator or coal hole. Chicago
Couldn't Find Him.
"What was Diogenes looking
with that lantern?"
"A man who would admit that any
other make of wheel 1 as good as tho
oue ho rides." Chicago Record.
A Mean Insinuation.
"I was down on the old Held of Shi-
loh tills summer. I tell you Its all
changed. Even the trees seemed
"Yes, but you know you were a good
denl slenderer the day of the battle."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It may not be generally known that
the beautiful Church of the Holy Cross,
on Mt. Adams, which was dedicated
two years ago, possesses some very
rare treasures. One of these Is the
large cross, occupying a prominent
phuo above the special altar on the
ru.iit side of the church. This cross
wns made of one of the cedars of the
Lebanon Mountains, In Palestine, ami
dates back to the fifth century, pre-
...miil.lv the vear of our Lord 480. It
uns mesented to the Pnsslonlst Fath
ers of Mt. Adams by IU-v. Cauon Ber-
tlnelll, of Rome.
Another treasure Is the relic of St.
Coiistantlus, one of tho early Christian
martyrs. The body of the saint, now
reixislnir In a beautiful repository un-
,li.r n stieclal altar on the left side of
Holy Cross Church, was originally de-
posited In the catacombs of St. Pon- y,.u" ,
'. ... - l.i l.n .lilr.1 onntlirv I ,u 1
tlauus, In Home, In the third century,
and later It was trausrerreu to ine
fiithedial at Perugia, where Joachim
Peeel, now Pope Leo XII I., was Arcb
i.iui.n.. who. upon the solicitation of
Pone Plus IX., presented It to Mrs.
Sara Peter, a wealthy convert of this
city. Mrs. Peter subsequently gave
the precious relic to Holy Cross Church,
-i.n.... it Is held In great veneration.
Another treasure which this church
ts a rare painting of the
"Mniinm with the Infant Jesus," nn
.m,.t ronv of tho celebrated painting
of St. Lucas, which, no doubt, Is one of
Hie most ancient pictures or tlie irgin
Mnrv In existence. Of thl painting
there are but two exact copies extant
nun Is lealously guarded In St Stanla
Inn Church at Rome ant the other oc
cuple a prominent plnce above the
altar of St. Constantlus, In Holy Cross
r-i,..rh Mt Adam. Cincinnati tn
Alter Four Decades.
Forty vear ago O. M. McDowell, now
i resident of Madison County, Missouri,
wns one of tho most promising young
men of Yancey County, and what was
known as "the Zcb Vance orator" of
that section, says the Asbevllle Citizen.
u. loved and -l a young lady of
Ha Learned Something.
Stubhs really Is not very absent-
minded, but when he Is riding on a
street car he make It a point not to
look at the conductor. It often saves
car fare, for there Is something about
Stubb that makes him lucky enougu
to be overlooked two case In ten when
he boards a loaded car.
One morulng he wa absorbed In in
paper, and when be felt a touch on bla
mi he mechanically passea oui un
nickel and went on with his reading.
Later the conductor stood beside nun
and murmured: "Fare, please," but re
ceived no attention Stubbs bad paid
bis fare! Then the abominable nui
sance of a conductor selred him iy tne
shoulder and held out his hand, Baying,
sternly: "Fare, please."
"I paid you before," said siuoos, a
affably as be could.
"No. you did not. Lome, pnss oui
"Man, I paid my fare when you were
around before," and Btubbs tnougm
for nn ndleetlve that be might use
when there were no ladle anout.
"You you Infernal Idiot, you are
drunk or asleep, for when you touched
me on the arm I passed out a nickel
and you must have taken It for It was
the only one I had," fumbling In his
With a red face the conductor rang
the bell to atop the car, roaring: "You
will have to pay your fare or get off
this car," In a tone that startled every
one. "I did not get your nickel, and
don't Some one took it, and
If you didn't, who did I"
At that minute the man wno nau
muiired stubb to move over In tne
seat he had occupied with him dropped
off the car and walked the other block
to hi office.
The next time Stubbs rode In
crowded car be gently touched the
arm of an acquaintance and got even
for the G cent he hnd lost and for tho
chaarln be bad suffered. cmcgo
National flowers have been adopted
In various countries a follow: Oreece,
violet; Canada, augar maple; Egypt,
lotus; England, rose, France, fleur-de
Ha: Oermany. corn flower; Ireland
shamrock; Italy, lily; Prussia, Hndwi
Saxony, mignonette; Scotland, thistle
Spain, pomegranate; Wales, lees.
'Some people," said L'ncle Eben, "Is
1e' like persimmons. How you like
em deneud Intlahly on wnen you nap-
pen ter meet 'em." ashlngton star.
Glory seldom trouble a man while
he lives, but sfter the funeral It cornet
tround and keep the Die off nil memory.
"Are you aware that tho male mos
quitoes do not biter
"Is that so? I m afraid a good many
of them have been murdered by, mis-
Frightened A way.'
"I thought that Easily bad fitted out
an expedition aud started for the North
"He did: but they encountered a cold
wnve the tenth night out and he turned
buck."-Detrolt Free Press.
Her Flrat View of It.
"Mamma, is this a cocoauutT
"Hob It got milk In Itr '
(Turning It about In her hand).
"How do you milk Itr Chicago Trib
une. Couldn't Do It Himself.
Wenry Yet' in; I dlscuvvered a wery
rich gold mine In Alnsky.
She (Interested) And didn't you
stake a claim?
Weary No'm. Yer see, Inlior's so
high up dere dat I couldn't afford ter
hire a man ter drive do stakes lu fer
From the Melodrama.
"You are a thorn lu my path," repeat
ed the hero, scornfully.
"Ay! and worse!" thundered the vil
lain; "bicycle crank thnt you are, I will
be a tack In your path."-Puck.
A Great llenellt.
First Daughter of the ".evolution
She says she'd like to know, for her
part, what practical good oi'- society
Second Ditto-Why, the mean thing!
Just as If wt hadn't made It almost
fashionable to be patriotic-Judge.
Baiting Her Hook.
' A Select Crowd.
"A big crowd went up to that Indian
town In Cattaraugus uouuty in new
York State last week to see the green
"We bad a green-apple dance up at
our house a night or two ago, but mere
were uo outsiders present except the
Will HI Poor.
"He may not alwayt be rich. The et
tate he luherltt bat a ttrlng on It"
"Yes. A string of race horses." De
Maud-Jack aud 1 were out driving
last night, and I hnd to drive all the
Clara-Why, what was the matter
Mand-Nothlng. You don't suppose
ho could drive with hia feet, do you?
She-Have you a book of cavalry tac
Clerk-What on earth do you want
of such a book?
She I wish to have It explained to
me. Meggendorfer't Uumorlatlscht
Ilia Heroic Action.
Sapslmth-1 saved Miss Dolly Swift's
life lawst night!
Blsslngton Bah Jawvel
Sapsmlth-Yahs! When I proposed
to her she ald he'd rawther die than
marry me, and o I excused her. Puck.
Out of Place,
"That new cook from the country
that the Blueberry have been boatlng
about Insisted on sitting on the porch
last night wben they had company."
"Didn't she feel out of placer
"She did It afterward." Cleveland
A Cose of Pure Luck.
. - It
"I knows Ise got you beat"
"I only bet foe aces."
"Weil, I teck de lot wlf five Jack."
"But flvtJack am agin de rule."
"Gin de rules? I doan play 'cordln to
bo rub-. I Jes' 'bides by de run ob de
cards, Jes' by de run ob de cards; de
"Nine time outer ten," said Uncle
F.hen. "a aemuian advise young men
ter choose some yuthuh business dan
1 whut he aot Into. He takes It fob
granted dat It took a heap mo' dan
common smahtness ter succeed like he
10." Washington Star.
Bur of On.
Stephen But, Uncle John, whom do
you mean when you speak of the "beat
Uncle John-Well, there Is myself,
for Instance, and and-and-I presume
there are others, but they do not come
to mind Just at this moment Boston
Prepared Juntlee Outside.
A newly appointed Georgia Justice of
the peace was Informed that some one
bad stolen bis horse during the night
He was not long In locating the crim
inal, who was speedily brought to trial,
when the justice said:
"I ain't qualified ter set on this case,
see In' as the horse was mine; but I'm
goln' ter let the bailiff prestue, an
while he's a-tryln' of the criminal, I'll
be out yander a-stretchln' of the rope
an' locatlu of the tree!"-Atlanta Con
stitution. An Infrestlna; Maori.
One of the most Interesting figures
amoug the Maoris of New Zealand, tbt
famous chief. Major Roysala Wahar
sah, died at the begiuulng of July at
the age of 00. He rendered gallant
service on behalf of the Europeans In
the early days or the colony. In re
turn he had the New Zealand cross
conferred upon him, and he received a
handsome sword from the queen, a
liberal pension and a seat la the legis
Hope sprlngt eternal In the human
breatt. That't why the pool or anap-,
polnuneat U alwayt tlopytag over.