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.A bunch of violots, purple tinged.
Tied with a ribbon white -UkA
a tiny bit of sky beftined
With aclondletsteeped in ail very tight
Lies cm my desk to-night. v -
AW fragrant waifs of fiowar wooed
Come, tell me, whence are ye?"
Xreathiug thoir perfume into rhymes
And tones of richest harmony.
They fondly answer me:
"We come from one whose lovelit eyes
Would dim our deepest blue.
Whose brow is fair aa morning skies.
Whore cheek has the sunset's softest
Love's messengers to you.
S. Easby-Smith in Kate Field's Washing
ton. Women Who Writs.
I know not only one but several cases
" 3b New York alone where young women
are making a good, yes, an excellent,
livelihood with the pen. But and here
is a strong point they have a certain
specialty, and by close study of one sub
ject they have become an authority in
their line. One bright young woman
writes about nothing but fabrics for
fashion and trade papers, and makes an
income exceeding $3,500 per year, and
another woman has made a specialty of
fashion work, and she is perhaps the
beet paid woman writer in New York.
Her income is fully $6,000 a year.
There is a bright girl who supports
, Sierself by going around the great shops
and finding out all the novelties in bric-a-brac,
needlework and home decora
lion. She writes and illustrates them,
and sells often a single novelty for $25
and $50. She told me that during Christ-,
mas week bhe netted over $300. Another
bright girl has made a study of fiction,
. and reads all the manuscript novels for
one of the big publishing houses. She
receives a isxhiry of $2,000, and adds an
other $1,000 from outside connections.
Women who make their brain work pay
best are undoubtedly those who follow a
specialty, become an authority in their
particular line of work, and here very
often they can command their own
prices. New York Letter.
Cover Your Water Pipes.
An instance of the success attending
the covering of pipe3 for conserving heat
occurred quite recently, in which a resi
dence was fitted with a complete systsia
of hot water supply pipes on a scale suf
ficiently largo for a good boiler in a five
foot kitchen range, but owing to the exi
gencies of a temporary delay a three foot
Tange was iittod up and connected to tho
chimney and circulating pipes for tem
porary cooking and hot water supply.
It was not supposed that the little rang-'
with its boiler would do much in tao
way of water heating, but to the aston
ishment of every one it gave an abund
ant supply of very hot water in every
part of the house as quickly m tae morn
ing as a larger range could be expected
The best material for covering pipe
is hair felt. Hair is a poor conductor of
heat, and is unsurpassable for this pur
pose, especially as it is so easy of appli
cation. The felt, which is readily ob
tainable in sheets, is cut in strips for
pipe work and wound around the pi pa
spirally and secured with cord or wire.
"Womeu's Tastes in the Ciiotce of Salads.
The cleverest women of my acquaint
ance are those that have come to ap
proach men's tastes in matters gastro
nomic. ''What salad shall we haver" i
asked of a man with whom I was taking
luncheon the other day. "Here are
chicken and lobster," said he, with a
half query in his voice. "Oh, we're not
women," said th gourmet of the part-:
"give us chicory- with French dress
ing." Here wk;j a gastronomic truth.
The meat salads, a mistake and a bar
barism from every point of view, are
dear to the palates of women, but offen
sive, I fancy, to most men of cultivated
taste in matters gastronomic. Now and
then, however, one tlnds a woman to
whom the lu.isculine taste in such mat
ters is no longer a mystery, and it is de
lightful to see how the pretty creatures
plume themselves upon this item of
agreement with the tyrant man. New
SEjhoaiore Tricks at Yale.
Tales of college pranks at Yale would
seem to grow old, but the students con
tinually find something new with which
to amuse or startle the public. And at
Yale, liowadpys, there is very little
"fun" of this kind that is particularly
troublesome to anybody. Whoever baa
seen the massive structure of the D. II.
E. society, with its windowless walla
and the immense padlocks on its big iron
door, will appreciate the liuirior of the
neat sign, '"Please enter without knock
ing," which was found to adorn it a few
mornings ago. Some of the sophomores,
who have abandoned the custom of haz
ing, but who cannot forget the spirit,
have- succeeded in getting some unso
phisticated freshmen into trouble with
. their landlady in regard to their milk
supply. Cor. New York Times.
Watermelons in Winter.
How is this for climate? Lee Lothrop,
whose ranch is situated a short distance
from town, brought to this office a mon
ster watermelon, just plucked from tho
vine, and as fine to appearance as any
ripening in the month of August. It
measured 66 inches in circumference
lengthwise and 31 inches in circumfer
ence the small way, and-10 inches in
diameter. It was rich in color and flavor,
and was ripe from rind to rind. The
- melon was no hothouse production, but
"was grown and ripened in the open field.
' Templeton (Cal.) Advance.
Mis. Annie Wittenmeyer, ex-president
of the National Woman's Relief corps, is
in attendance on the Pennsylvania legis
lature, to help secure an appropriation
for the Brookville Soldiers' Home, an
institution for aged and disabled soldiers
and their wives.
Tolstoi's niece has prepared an edition
of -yar and Peace" for the blind. This
edition will be printed entirely in raised
letters, and each copy will contain about
7,000 pages. The preparation of the
work has lasted five years.
EH tni&uM7l Pnc! la HMn . ,
One of tfte rrftridemts-of a hard and
long continued frost in the suffocation of
fish and . eels m small, ponds Mien no
thoughtful person has broken holes in
the ice to permit the aeration of the
water .which is necessary for the con
tinuance of fish blf e. When ponds are
thus hermetically sealed, eels appear to
suffer more than .any other fish. On a
hole being broken they come to the sur
face in a half dying condition and are
easily caught. At Diglis, near Worces
ter, a number of eels have been caught
in this way, the instrument of capture
being a pair of blacksmith's tongs. .
In the pond at Dulwich an enormous
eel has been killed. The water' was en
tirely covered with ice, and a hole being
made a great eel came to the surface.
It appeared to be in a comatose con
dition, and was taken out without mnch
difficulty. It measured 3 feet 9 inches
in length, was 12 inches round the
thickest part and weighed 9 pounds.
But, though eels, along with other fish,
suffer from insufficient aeration of the
water in small ice covered ponds, there
is no doubt that they are peculiarly
susceptible to cold as well.
There are several instances of conger
eels being washed ashore in great n tim
bers during the continuance of severe
frosts, their air bladders being tightly
distended. In 1841 great quantities of
eels were killed in the River Lagan by
the frost and floated down to the quays
at Belfast. There are, however, in
stances of eels which had been literally
frozen and Quite brittle reviving after
an hour or so spent in a tub of water
placed in a warm room. London
Peril in Double T.istatinj Fixtures.
"There is a good deal of danger in
these gas and electric light fixtures,"
said a practical electrician to me the
other day. "I mean in the kind which
are used for gas and electric light in
combination. Of course it is convenient t
to have the gaa all ready for use if the
electric apparatus gets out of order, and
in theatres and public institutions the
joint fixtures are particularly useful, no
doubt. But I think where the double
fixtures are used in hotels or private
houses the taps ought to be made con
spicuously distinct; in fact, it would be
well to have the gas tap screwed up
while the electric liht is being used.
"The other day two actresses came
mighty near being suffocated, in a Pitts
burg hotel through the double fixture
trap. When they went to bed one of
them triad to turn out the electric light.
She did turn a tap, but it didn't shut off
the light. Thea her companion got up
and turned oil the electric light. But
the first girl had turned on the gas wnen
she thought she was turning off the
electric light. Re3ult, two young women
in a state of asphyxiation next morning;
would have been dead had not their
room leu very large. It is a mistake
likelv to occur, and those who tuive
donble fixtures should take care in
time." Pittsburg Dispatch.
Yis&wunns Man Baptised.
The negro Sankurru, who has been
Maj. von Wissinann's companion and
servant for many years, was baptized a
few days ago at the parish church of
Lau-fcerberg. Sankuvru was liberated by
Wissmann from the hands of a slave
dealer in He visited Lauterberg
in 18S7. When the major went to Ma
d(-ir:i in the same year to recruit his
shattered health Sankurru enlisted is a
soldier m Dr. Wolf's expedition to the
- In November hist he returned a second
time to G-ercnimj, with the intention of
joining WissinKcn, to whom be is de
votedly attached, upon his next journey
to Africa. He expressed a wish to be
come a Christian, and after regular in
struction by Pfarrer Spanuth, of Lauter
berg, he was baptized in the presence of
a great congregation in the parish
church, before whom the negro made
his public coufession of the faith. The
sister of tho imperial commissary stood
as one of his sponsors. Three days after
his baptism the ardent negro followed
his master to Africa. Pall Mall Gazette.
A Girl That Cries Glass.
The physicians and oculists of Find
lay, O., are greatly puzzled over the
case of Jennie Sutton. From the right
eye of the girl fifty-four pieces of broken
glass were taken by Dr. T. C. Fritch.
These pieces of glass have been coming
from the eye of this girl for the last
month, and only Friday Dr. Fritch re
removed every evidence of glass in the
eye and announced that all were taken
out. The next day she came back and
had fifty-four more pieces removed. The
girl is a domestic in the family of ex
County Surveyor Stringfellow, whose
wife has been taking the particles of
glass from the girl"s eye for a month
past. It is estimated that over 100 piece3
of glass have been taken from the eye
since the case first attracted attention.
- Two Dead Men and One Dead Hog.
Wednesday Mr. Wash Tetter went out
early in the morning to look after his
stock, and - about 10 or 11 o'clock his
horse returned home without him. His
wife sent a negro to see about him. The
negro followed the horse's tracks to the
bottom, where he found the flbad bodies
of Mr. Tetter and Mr. James Phil pot,
and a dead hog. Mr. Tetter was shot in
the abdomen. Mr. Phil pot was shot
through the neck. The supposition is
that the two men met over the dead
hog, each claiming it, and that they con
cluded to shoot it out. They both had
Winchester rifles. Houston (Miss.) Cor.
Memphis Appeal- Avalanche.
The latest addition - to the Italian
navy, the Franeesca Morosini, a tvin
screw battle ship of 11,000 tons and 10A
knots, carries four 105-ton Armstrong
guns, mounted in pairs on barbettes, be
sides other smaller arms.
It ia proposed to organize in the south
an "Association of So at hern Writers for
m atrial strength, profit and acquaint
ance. A meeting of aU persons inter
ested in the plan is to be held shortly at
AN ODD GE0ST ST0SY.
SHAWLEY?' THE GROCER BOVS
SPWIT, BRINGS TROUBLE, s
Bflss Kinjrsley Beared the Child, Be Fell
and Died Now Sbe Semi the Little Ger
man in Every Boy That Brings Her
Groceries A True Story.
Miss Emily Kingsley, a most respect
able maiden lady, who lives in a dainty
little flat on Throop avenue, near Han
cock street, Brooklyn, is being pursued
by the outraged ghost of a German gro
Miss Kingsley has a snug little fort
une, and for years she has maintained
an, independent establishment with the
aid of a dignified colored person named
Martha. As Miss Kingsley and Martha
never kept late hours nor gave card par
ties, they led, on the whole, a very
happy, if uneventful, existence, until
within the past year. . Then the "hant"
came into their lives.
Fifteen months ago Miss Kingsley was
living in a flat on Madison street, Brook
lyn. Most of ber supplies in the provis
ion line were drawn from a corner gro
cery in the neighborhood and delivered
by a little German grocery boy. He was
a jolly fat cliEip, with a stupid face and
prodigiously red cheeks, full blue eyes
and hair that gained him the title of
"cottontop" with all. the children of the
HIS BOSS CALLED HIJI "SHAWLEY."
His trip3 to Miss Kingsley'6 flat were a
never ending source of delight to "Shaw
ley," whose correct name, by the way,
was Karl. Like many other maiden lad
ies. Miss Kingsley detested children, and
though '"Shawley" did the work of three
or four men, still, on account of his size,
and particularly on account of his ac
tions, he was nothing but an intensely
disagreeable boy in the eyes of "die alte
jungfrau," as she was known at "Shaw
One day, while the poor lady was suf
fering from a particularly bad state of I
nervousness, "Shawley" came thumping
up the stairway with a big basketful of
potatoes for the Kingsley household. He
had been told scores of times to send his
goods up by the dumbwaiter; but, like a
true grocery boy, he did just the oppo
site, though it caused him a good deal of
extfa trouble. With an exclamation of
rage Miss Kingsley flew out into the hall
just in time to see the boy mounting the
last step. Startled by the sudden appear
ance of his angry customer, and com
pletely taken by surpris-?, "Shawley"
stumbled and, losing his hold, tumbled
down the stairs, with the big basket on
top of him.
Miss Kingsley, grimly observing that
it served him right, bounced back into
her sitting rooms. As for "Shawley," he
lay wonderfully still for a German gro
cery boy. It was dark in the hall, other
wise it might have been seen that his
usually red, cheeks had very suddenly
lost all their color. After a few minutes,
however, during which the people on the
floor stood by laughing, ""Shawley" man
aged to get up. He gathered in as man y
of his potatoes as he could find, though it
gave him a queer pain to stoop, and then
he tried to carry the basket up again.
But he couldn't. -
HAUNTED EY THE BOY. ' -
So he left it where it was, and, still
with that queer pain which almost made
him cry with every step, he slowly walked
back to the store. Next day it was said
that "Shawley" was sick in bed, and a
week later a hearse drove up to the side
door back of the grocery and carried
the little "cottontop" away to the Luther
Miss Kingsley, who is a thoroughly
good hearted lady, was inexpressibly
shocked. And then came the "hant."
Not at midnight, nor even after dark,
but in broad daylight. ' Every grocery
boy who delivered her groceries was a
living image of "Shawley." Tney called
themselves "Ernest" and "Yake" and
"Hiney" and "Willie," and they all
smiled at .Miss Kingsley's startled looks
when she first, shw them, but the good
lady knew that they were all "Shawley."
At first Martha wared pathetically
earnest in trying to dissuade her mis
tress from believing in this illusion.
The doctor found that his patient was
suffering from hysterical mama, caused
by incessant worrying over poor fShaw
leys" death. In this state it was not un
natural that she should imagine herself
haunted by the appearauce of the other
gr'Kiery boys, who generally resemble
en-; another as closely as two peas in a
pod. The doctor, like Miss Kingsley's
friend:', tried to show her that she was
deceived by this resemblance, but so far
he has not succeeded, and unless a change
comes soon he will order his patient
from the city. New York Continent.
Silk Umbrellas Common.
The manufacture and consumption of
eili umbrellas is steadily on the increase
in this country. To see a cotton um
brella in use. in the large cities is .about
as rare an occurrence now as the sight
of a silk umbrella was thirty years ago.
The rapidly . increasing wealth of the
country, together with the great reduc
tion, in the cost of silk fabrics, are the
main causes which have effected this
While the majority of the silk umbrel
las in use are made of a texture of silk
and cotton, the increase is in the con
sumption not only of all silk umbrellas,
but also of the very highest and finest
One of the umbrella manufacturers of
this city says he believes that the day is
not far distant when a ' well dressed
American will not be seen on the street
with a cheap, shabby or clumsy um
brella, but will deem a . fine, close roll
ing, natty one as much a personal requi
site as a good looking hat or coat. New
Sanso (in dining car) What are yon
Bodd I've just been thinking that if
by any process of evolution one of these
waiters should develop into a bird, what
a terrible bill he would have!- -Harper's
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city, and adjacent country, to assist in
developing our industries, in extending
and opening up new channels for our
trade, in securing an open river, and in
helping THE DALLES to take her prop
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Leading City- of Eastern Oregon.
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