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About Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 188?-1910 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1901)
Mrs. Ople, tlio widow of (lie gront
porlralt painter, whom sonic one linn
colled (lie "Inspired pennant," never,
even lu lier old ngo, lost lier love of
bright colors. A ll((lo girl. Ktnroa
Martin, nftonvnrd known In literature
as Emma Marshall, visited her one day
and experienced a raro pleasure. She
On n screen In her drawing room
were hung n number of prisms, which
were suspended from chandeliers be
fore, (he bell shaped globes enmo Into
fashion. I sat on a stool at my moth
er's feet, wondering what those long
bits of glass could mean. Presently the
brilliant rays of tho western sunshine
filled the room.
"Now," said Mrs. Oplc, "thou mays(
run over (o that screen and give It a
I did ns I was hidden. "He genlle,"
said my mother In a warning voice,
but I gave the screen a vigorous shako.
Kmcrnld, ruby and violet rays danced
on the walls and celling and delighted
mo so Intensely that I Uept repenting
the process; then my mother, afraid of
mischief resulting, camo and drew me
back to her side. Mrs. Ople looked at
mo nml said:
"If thou lovost bright colors, then
will never sec anything more beautiful
than the rainbow f!od sets lu (ho sky."
Con 111 .Nil I tlriiiirt Holf.
When the amateur golf chnmplonshlp
was played at Wheaton In 1M7 there
was hut one Chicago newspaper uuin
who had the remotest conception of
what the game was. Accordingly, thu
newspapers, wllli the exception of the
Chicago Ttlhiinc, agreed to syndicate
the work and put It nil In this one
tnun's hands. The Tribune refused to
enter the conibliiiitlnn ami depended
upon (ho exertions of a member of Its
own staff. Hut the Tribune repnitcr
speedily realized his helplessness ami
appealed to his brother of the synilleato
for aid. The latter obligingly handed
over his copy, and the Tribune niaii set
(o wolk to iniike a few minor changes
so that Its kinship to the original should
not bo too apparent. Later In tin:
evening ho met his generous bene
factor and told him of the changes he
"In particular, (he account of the
play at the sixth hole between Kurgan
ami Douglas. You snld that 'Korgun
rimmed (he cup for a half.' Well, you
know, old chap, that Purgim Is n bank'
cr down town and u big man, wlilli
Douglas Is Just one of those Scotch.
men. It seemed to me rather cheap to
have Korgnii doing that sort of thing
for n half, so I Just made It rend that
'Korea ii rimmed the r.p with Douglas
for n hundred.' " Washington Capitol.
neutral Dulicsinc was n distinguish'
ed French veteran, slnlu by thu l'rus
Inns after the rout of Waterloo, lie
was full of resource and had great skill
mid presence of mind. At Tencnra,
when lie was In great danger, n large
fortress In front nml n savage Insur
recdon lu his tear, his own common
sense snved him.
"Who commands at I'escaraJ" he
asked a soldier.
"There are two."
"What is the grsilo of til rltier In
"A brigadier general"
"A maninls." "
"Is hu well preserved? Don he keep
"He Is thin nml pallid."
"Is his voice strong uud manly V"
"It Is weak nml dull."
"Is ho lively, goy?"
"Neither the one nor the other."
"What dues he wear on hi bead 7"
"He Is powdered, and hi Imlr Is done
"Has he Isiots uud spurs?"
"No; he wears silk stockings, shoes
and great buckles."
"(rent buckles!" cried Duhesmo.
"llrlng tilt the guns nud begin firing!
The place Is mine!"
An Itiriise 1'nr n I'ltrdfiii.
When the stern Duke of Wellington
was prlllto minister under tJoorge IV,
he managed the old mouarch easily
enough, but when he attempted the
same tactics with the joung Quccu
Victoria he met his match. Kho con
tnntly outwitted him. One of his
earliest otllclal acts was to bring bo
fore her a court martini death sentence
which he expected her to sign as H
matter of course A soldier was to be
executed for desertion, and as the
death warrant was ilnced before the
)licell by the duke she raised her eyes,
full of team, to his face, suylug:
"Have you nothing to say In behalf
of this poor man?"
"Nothing," said the duke, standing at
attention like one of hi own privates;
"he tins deserted three times."
"Oh, your Ci nee, think again," plead
ed thu iueeu as If she were asking for
(he life of her dearest frleud.
"Well, your majesty, he certaluly Is
a bad soldier, but (here was somebody
who spoke for his good character, lie
may bo a tolerably good fellow lu civil
"Oh, thank you." said (he u,uo! In
heartfelt (ones, nud before (he aston
ished duko could utter a word of pro
test she had written across the paper
the word "rrtrdoued.1'
Ilriirllnu the Snlilmtli.
One Sunday I called at h cot luge In
tho south of Midlothian ami requested
a measure of milk, which was prompt
ly handed (o mo. 1 ofcred (he woman
who attcmled to tuy wauts a few cop
jvrs, hut sue. curtly respouded. "I
canua tnk siller oil u Sawbath!"
I thanked her. ami was turning away
When sho whlsperetl: "Mon, ye cau
drop (he bawjjje In (hat tub wl' the
graltb (soap' mills) lift. I'll get tluui
oot tho morn!" I.onduii Chronicle,
"Wlklns' wife foimd some pokr
chips lu his pocket."
"Well, nilklns told Ur they wore
"Clever of llllklns. waan't It?"
"Very-she swallowed two and very
nearly died."- Ohio State Journal.
Any omu who It blessed with n very
scnsltlvouud sympathetic nature should
never pass nlong thu streets w here polll
try denlers uro receiving and dispatch
log coop nflur coon of chiekeiis uni
other poultry, unions tliey want their
ponce of mind destroyed and (heir
hearts llllod with indignation. If cir
cumstances uro Midi that they aru com
pulled to puss by (host1 phicosnf business
day nf(er day, Hit chances are they will
low much of (heir sweet disjio-dtloii
nml liuibor thoughts (hat would not
lmriiiiiiilt with tlio three graces
"fultli, liupo nml charity." In Hie
Hint place, tliuro Is it law for tlio prolco-
(ion of chickens from thirstnnd hiinge
nml iiiincccMsiiry rough handling, but
you haven't h bit of faith that tlio
poultry dealers will pay nny attention
to It. In tho second phtec, knowing
those people ns you ilu nml their slack
way of looking nt these eeryday occur-
rciifOH, which umoiiiit to sisitivu cm
elly, you haven't u grain of hope for
anything better. Charity, you have
none. If you over had any toward
those, people It litis vanished long since
.So,ln this pnidt'iihirpliits"o(iifc, "faith
hopo mill olinrity" don't llgure. I'olly
never has to puss by theso places that
my blood don't hull with Indignation
nml I inn sine to have thoughts (hat
in l- altogether uncomplimentary to the
men in this business, llcie comes a
wagon with seven or eight cisips
erowilcd with geese, chickens, ducks or
turkeys, as the case may lie. Itatdliig
over the rough stone pavements Is had
enough, but that Is unavoidable. The
wagon Is hacked up to the sidewalk
with a force that you would think the
aw fill Jar would not leuvo n live bird in
tho cages. Then cisip nfler coop is
diopped to the sidewalk with it bang
that leaves (hem panting, btiil-cd, anil
frightened nearly to death; hut the
torture Is not over. OH'coluos the slats
and they are grubbed by tho wing or
leg ami loriiout of the ciHipnnd handed
squawking to a iiimi near by, who
holds (hem in this cruel wu until Jit
gets his doen, and (hen they aru hus
tled down stairs into u dark cellar and
nut in coons iircp.'iicd fur them. It
does I'olly a world of good when sonic
inotheily old lieu resents the rougl
handling uud gives it vicious peck at
her toriiicnloi's hands that brings the
blood. It Is altogether mi necessary ti
be us cruel us tlnve Italian iiollltlj
dealers me. Most of them are of that
nationality, and their ouu thought is
haste ami the almighty dollar. 'I hey
seem tohcdcvold of common humanity.
.Many of them belong to the class
know ii its ilugocs, and y nit don't oxiecl
anything Is-lter from (hem.
One nf the greatest nets of cruelly,
however, Is allowing ctMijmof chickens
to stand lu the broiling sun nil day
with not n dmii of water or fissl. The
chances are that they have been sent
from some interior town, and have sst-
sihly been without food or witter for
three or four days, Parched w ith thirst
every fowl til the coop Is panting with
widotipen mouths, as If begging for it
drop of wilier to Hpi tease (heir thirst
I have seen them struggling to get to
the edge of tlio cage mill pushing their
liotuU through the sluts would bury
(heir bills In the mud and remain (hul
wity until you would expect iheiu to !
sllllticulcd. II seems to I'olly thai here
therWIoty for (he rioveiitiouof t ruelt.t
to Animals should step in and Include
Miultry in tlio list or tneir gissi v. oi k.
Hick ehiekens, well ehlekens, lame
hlckciiSHiid lill tut chickens all go Into
the smile eugo, although the lough lian-
lliug cause much of the lameness and
broken lugs nml wings. Tliey are Jerked
nil of tlio ci sip in it way that makes
the feathers lly, nml not infnspientl.t ,
if it does not break (tieir legs or wings,
disjoint them. Hut what of that'.'
I'he iHinealiil the not altogether healthy
and pluni-looking chickens are sold to
(he cheap lent iiirants nud limiale deal-
rs. 1 1 w mild make you shudder to see
Mime of thus fowl that arc sold to
them1 place. Them Isn't it liousckeeier
w ho raises chickens for her own table
but would have the poor, sick chicken
killed and thrown over the fence; or, II
unusually otuoflll, would have the ear
ns buried for fenr of the other snillry
Is-lng Infected. Another tiling that
one sees fttspiciitly ill these plactw U
the fowls that have not been sold ami
have lam in pickle for gisslinw knows
how long. Suddenly mini' cheap res
taurant kcccr has ileiiianil for chick-
n dinners, sihly for chicken salad
for some entertainment; out come
(hew chickens, Usikiiig blue and green
and .ellow,and tliey are sent oil' l
tho lutnkct fill. Tliey are a sight t be
hold, and lepulslve l no name for
them. It takes all your appetite and
fondness for chicken away lor iiiuiiy a
long day. You don't even want t hear
the name in' chicken or turkey.
During (he winter senton when m
ninny dresMsl chickens and turkey
are shlpHsl from the interior, as well
as w hole carloads front the ICast, fur the
liulldays, U another trying time for all
IsHiltry lover. I have seen il reused
turkeys plltsl up on the street t-everol
feet deep, ami you cau rest assmed (hey
were imt the eholee pick of the ooualgu-
ins4it, but (he majority of tlnau were
binUssl and lorn lu it way Unit would
make you turn your head away lu
disgust. Know lug the way of tile poul
try world lu our market, it make one
very wary of calling for chicken uulea
It Is lu an eutlrely up-Udai restaurant,
and eveu then you are rather siiy of
Koine one asked a iiiiiv-ti.il i tin I'tlur
day, ut a little afternoon Uu, that
unused a gowl deal of comment and
possibly a little ill feeling. Hhe Inno
cently askod tho question she after
wards said lu oxcu-i! for the bun of ex
citement that she never had the least
Idenoftreaillngoii anyone's toc "Arc
ladles of. Shu Knuiulacoaddicted togam
bliiig'.'" km tlio iier- that -tirr.sl up a
little hornet's nest, and inu-d have
caused a lieu lo Imt. in soinelssly's
Isiiinet from the foninn'iinii it nti-ed.
Some of the guests were inot eiiiihntic
In their denials, while otheis admitted
dint gambling among women existed
to some extent, as far its card parties
were concerned, hut dial tho-e who In
dulged in thu pastime usually played
with their husbands and other guests,
and the amount put tip was only small,
and not for the value of (lie sbtke bu(
to keep up the interest and giethem
an Incentive lo do their liest playing.
Others stated that at every card party
nil the guests played with the hope of
winning the llttlo gift put up as a re
ward lor (he winner of (he game, as
well as f.,r (ho plensiiic (hey tisik In
playing cards, hut they did not con
sider that gambling. The gift was
never of any great value, but it was an
Incentive to tho players to carry oil' the
trophy If they had Is-cn skillful and
clever enough lo win the guiue. Many
of the guests were card-players and
they didn't enjoy the light in which
their favorite pastime was Iisiked Umiii.
rttill the unwelcome tiuth was forced
u I ic hi Iheiu that gambling with cards
wus indulged In, but comforted them
selves with the fact that the pastime of
card-playliigcould beabu-ed like every
thing else uud hi Itself wus not an evil.
Some of the guests oK.'lied their eyes in
wonder, however, when the truth wa
revealed that there was more than one
ipiiet little club existing wheie the
liicmls'rM, composed of several husband
and wives, met regulatly once a week
nud played cards until 5 o'clock in tin
morning, ami the stakes amounted to
fiom one lo live bundled dollars at
every meeting of this "chosen few."
The lo-crs weie not always the most
amiable people to meet next day, hut
their friends never siispicloued the
Opluie ol ,i CiIKoriil.i doctor.
One of Hie rari'st birds known to sci
ence) was captured by the Hiiiulhcrg
brothers at their stock ranch near .Nee
niieli, Kern county, on the edge of the
ilesett. The bird was tho I'seiidngry
phus Caliroriiiaiius, otherwise, aiming
plain people, the California condor. 1 1
had gorged itself on the carcass of a
eow and when seen could lint lly, prov
ing an easy victim. The specimen Is a
very huge bird, die spread of Its wings
Is-lng nenrly ten fis't. In. color It is a
grayish black, slightly whitish at the
tall. There Is a broad while streak
under the wings. The head carries a
bunch of line black featheis, but the
neck is bare except ttl the base, w here
there is a rufHe of black feathers. The
California condor, hecuuscof Itsscarvily,
is very valuable, the eggs even Mug
worth alsmt flood apiece.
The Cost oi Recutcrlng Mail.
Many persons used to u-fiise to avail
tliciiiselues of the privilege of ivgi-tci-
lug their letters on the ground that to
do so was to adverdse the laet that it
missive was worth stealing, u hile if it
were actually stolen or lust, the (Jnvern-
ment would lay no coinM-iisation l
Ihe loser. Two years ago an appropria
tion of i-IWIIKI wits lllHlle to provide for
all Insurance fund. This aninimt had
11111 asked for by the I'osloHlce Ik'-
pattnicnt lu the belief dial it would
not much more than cover the Indem
nities demanded lu a year. The De
pHitmenl was Hgtecnbly siirpiistsl,
when, at the end of the tln.t twelve
month, only tl.VI.Oivas found to have
Isi u iwlil out oh this account. Thus it
upiears thai the adoption of this sys
tem of insurance hits cost the ( intern
ment very little, while encouraging
inall'y people lo reglslcr their letters
EjtUmi lUnk Not,
lu the show case devoted io exhibits
if early printing from Jamn and China
(lie llrltlsh Museum authorities have
just placed an Interesting addition -a
Chinese Imnk note Issued during the
lelguof the Ihnperor llung-wu, A. D.
:tin- i:iiu. This lathe earliest sihvIiucii
if a luiuk note known to exist lu any
ouutry, and is year earlier tluui
the establishiueul at tStiH'kholui l the
llrst lUiroisiiu lialik (hat issiusl notes.
Msiul elghtts'ii Inches in length and
half that lu w idth, It Is a curious look
I'he Chinese almuiutc Is lhcuioiioMiy
of Hie IbniM'mr, none oilier U'lng at-
lowed within Ills dominions. .o China
man deems his household complete
without a copy of this uuUue ihs'ii-
uieiit, on s.vouut of (he wonderful lu
foriuatloii a to the lucky and unlucky
lays which II contains. A the esti
mate population of China Is something
like kXkUKkiUo souls. It would seem
that, even If a mouos.ly were worth
retaining, It Is the Chinese nluianwc.
I'he UvHloiikey rviiiuiUhout lu (lie
venue MillVeu, laris, wa put up for
sale recently and rcaliMsl fjtii, where
the property originally imsI Wk. The
lot iHMitprlwsl wuiie forty donkeys, a
loutl-urnying organ, three motors, fit
ting mid harness. 'Hie donkey weni
for .t'Js. apiece.
lu Charlottenburg, Uennauy, so
many liihabltanu have taken aVgrevs
as diM'tor of medicine (list the average
Imtkueof Itfty Is only tlSa ytr, and
another flfiy are In reoelptof charitable
ludi.i iiil.ls I wit-lli-l list, tor i Itit,
i. pi in il iii.n k in l '
TJI E FJ1T3NCJI I KU
SOME OFTHE BRUTAUTIESTO WHICH
HE IS SUBJECTED.
HnrhiK nml Ollirr I'linUliiiieiils
Ulilcli S..iiiflline t:ml In the Vic
tim's llenlli lliiil rv Winked ill, l
.l Orilercil, l- the Olllcers.
Soldiers In tlio Trench nrmy are not
subjected by law to corporul pnnisli
ment any more tluui it has been n part
of the regulations governing the Mill
tnry itrndemy nt West l'olnt that ca
dets should "brace" or "qualify" on
molasses and prunes. Nevertheless
the Krench soldier Is put through n
linking process which Is most severe
and several times has caused death.
The French soldier Is known ns I'lcton
ur Dnmaiict. Just as the Kngllsh soldier
Is known ns Tommy Atkins. Dumnnet
Hilda when he Joins the colors Hint lift
Is not all skltdes for a soldier.
The thing which distinguishes the
lia.lng In the French ruiy from the
hazing In American colleges and uni
versities Is that It Is suggested and al
most ordered by the commissioned olll
ccrs. An olllccr will s.iy to a conmral
or a sergeant, "You linie a man here
who has done so and so." naming some
trivial ofrense, more than likely to be
some neglect of the deference due to
the olllccr. "It would lo him good If
lie were tossed lu u blanket."
The olllccr turns on his heel mid
walks away, while (lie unfortunate sol
dier Is plnccd In a blanket, with snber.
spurs, Jack boots, bayonets and such
pleasant bedfellows, and the combina
tion Is tossed until the hnzers are too
tired to continue. This Is great sport
for the man's comrndes, especially If
they are half t'rtink, which they nre
likely to be. This diversion has rather
gone out of fnvor Just now, because
several soldiers who have been tossed
had tlio bnd tnste to die nftor the disci
pline. In some of the French barracks n
favorite method of punishment Is to
hang the olTcndliig soldier up by his
heels and then to spnnk him with a
sword bayonet. In Algiers, where the
men are far removed In the outlying
garrisons from thu central authority
and at the mercy of their tormentors,
tliey are subjected to many forms of
hazing nt the hiipgoMloll of the olliccrs.
At olio time the "vllo" was much ni
favor mining the linzers In the Algerian
tinny of occupation. It consisted In
putting a man In a deep hole made In
the shape of u returned funnel dug by
the Arabs In the ground us a place fur
the storage of corn. The unfortunate
mnn was left (here sometimes for days,
with hardly anything to cat or drink
nml exposed nil the (hue (o the heat of
the sun. while at night the phnv was
cold. Many died from hunger, thirst
or cold, while many others became In
sane. The mllltury authorities when they
became aware of these tortures Issued
an order prohibiting such a punish
ment. Imt It Is still practiced hi Isolated
parts of Algiers where no eye can see
of which the olio-era are afraid.
Several years ago l'rlnce I'lguatelll
d'Arngon, a young Spanish noble, ran
nwiiy from his homo and went to Al
giers to Join the foreign legion, the
refuge for men "with u pust." Ills
friends ununtiuccd to the French mili
tary authorities that the prince had
gone to Join (he legion, but the authori
ties were able to get no word of his
arrival. At lust a soldier suggested
that perhaps a strunger nki wandered
Into camp nud had considerable illlll-
culty hi speaking French might be the
prince. The sergeant to whom the
p lin re hnd spoken was drunk at the
time and became umm.u-il at tho Span
lard's broken French, so he ordered
that the stranger be placed lu the
"vllo" without more ado. Here the
miserable young man remained for two
days without eating or drinking, and
then n -iioihI natured sentry broke the
rules and gave him food. As soon as
he was rescued from the "vllo" the
young man started fur Spain, having
most thoroughly reconsidered his de
termination to enter the celebrated
uothcr form of punlshmeu( which
used to be isipular hi Algiers was the
carcan." A piece of wood, usually
the trunk of a tree, was used. The
mail was laid on It. usually hound n
that the middle of his hack would be
resting ou tho wood, wiih his bend and
feet hsiigtug down to the ground. Ills
feet were tied to an Iron liar and his
hands to another, and. left lylug face
upward, hu was ex p wed for hours to
the terrible heat of the sun. Some men
hate survived 1- hours of this torture.
A form of puiiUhineiit still popular
among the French coloniul (roops-(ha(
Is, popular with those who bullet It ami
not with thote who suffer It Is the
crapadlne" It consist of throwing
(lie man face downward nud tying his
wrists and anUliss behind his buck so
that his wrists aud ankles are brought
together -New York l'res.
An l!iiilinrrnlHic l.aimti,
Durlug a funny turu ou the stage at
the Walnut Street theater, tiuchiuatl.
one night a mtui In the balcony leaned
over the railing convulsed with laugh
ter. During an citraordluary burst of
hilarity his false teeth llew from his
mouth aud fell la the lap of a linly
who was sitting lu tlio iwrquet. Those
near looked up nud saw (he toodiles
man watiug frantically to (be lady to
pick up his teeth. This caused a gen
era I laugh at hU cxiMtiso. The tcctb
tvers returned by an uur.-lHeuange
Xt'lirrr I lie Unlit I.ii).
You say the flay was eutlrely with
out a villain V
"Yes that I. If you choose to omit
tuesuUior." liidiaiiaiiolla 1'res.
Curiously. Hie men who are easiest to
cvt along with are the very meu who
bars no faculty for guttluc along. lie
In (lie present houctt of represents
tit-en of the Japau diet tbere are la-'
farmers. S3 barristers, 12 officials, '.v
nierchauta, 0 ucwpuMr sdltor. 3 doc
tor sud TO uieinU-rs without Hied pro
AuiocraiiU tellers of famous men win
1m fur rarer lu the future than nav
Ureal meu of today content theiuselve
wuu signing tneir nag, orieu with
rubber tainps t,, typewritten docu
ici nts. u u.l i w u t.c haw to get inn, i.
"'Haut r:,; ttpctvrtttt II iu.tr. i
s, I J 'S
"THE FRENCH SHORE."
Where Misery. Miunlor. IIiiiiijt noil
Colli llnle l eit foiiiiillnml.
Misery, sipialor and wretchedness,
. ' ,'n.,i lit- an almost ceaseless
struggle with hunger ami cold, are tho
portion of 'he innnimnnis m me
North Show." In Ne loundhilid.
Their little hiimlets nre perched In the
rifts lu the nlniost unbroken hills, and
i... n,.-,.,. stfirins sweeti the surface
nlniost to their doorsteps, while for
Mvcli months of the year tneir coast
... ,. ,. .i.. i..,i .vim ten nud they nre cut
off from all communication with tho
The only Industry Is codlMiltig, and
cod Is the sole modi tt tn of exchange.
The people rarely see money, ami our
.... iu .i. svstein of trading, a quintal
of cod beitig the unit of value. The
needs of the Usher folk are otuy sup
.,n..,i lit- the Itinerant trnder, his
schooner being laden with provisions,
clothing and tlshlng appliances. Thus
hnve these people lived for generations.
They are Ignorant, for (tic means oi
education are nonexistent, the children
being content with what sntlslied their
fathers. The common objects of every
day life are unknown to them. They
i.ove neither horses nor cattle. Only
a few of the older folk who have ven
tured south have any knowledge or
There are no roads ami therefore no
vehicles. Travel Is by bont during
the summer and over the Ice llocs dur
ing the rest of the year. The few let
ters for the clergy and others who can
lend arc conveyed to the settlements
by dog tennis during the whiter, and,
save for the fortnightly visit of the
mnllboat during the period of open
mitigation, a steamer Is never seen
by the residents.
With such marvels as electric tele
graphs, telephones and electric light
they nre of course unfamiliar, mid
their standard of Intelligence Is best
Imllcnted by stating that It Is not un
usual to find a Justice of the pence who
cannot write his own mime. -Chambers'
A MAN AND HIS VIOLETS.
The Nlory f Ihe Vltnelolis Mil III
Willi Iteeelteil tin' Plotters.
"Yes, It was a lovely bunch of vio
lets," sighed the girl who received
them, "but I wish they had net er come
to me. You see, It was this way: The
man who sent them Is one of those nw
fully nice fellows who bore you to
death the kind you feel so glad to see
talking to some one else, don't yolt
know," she ended iippeiilingly.
"Yes; I've seen the type," sympathet
ically replied her nudltnr.
"Well, on my birthday he sent that
lovely bunch of tlolcts-porfeet beau
ties they were- with n dear little note
to the effect that he had to go out of
town, but would be represented by
these little purple chid messengers, so
like my eyes and whose fragrance al
ways reminded him of me. 1 thought
tho note rather nice." she concluded
pensively, "and put the (lowers In the
pnrlor on the center (able, writing back
that I had done so. Why hi Ihe world
wus 1 so prompt V" she walled.
"It was no more than polite."
"Oh, much more! My dear. It Is al
ways Idiotic to go luto details like that.
Well, he did not go out of town, but
was fortunately' detained uud enmc
around after all to tell mo so. And
those wretched violets"
".Surely they were nil light'"
"1 had loaned them to Annie to wear
to the Illiinks' dinner. Of course I
had to tell him that the heat of tho
room was too great, and I hnd put
them In the iceho.x. .lust ns he was
going and I was congratulating myself
on my escape In sailed that miserable
girl, violets and all! If he had only
gone, ns he said ho would, It would
have been all right. Men nre mj unre
liable!"- New York Mall and Express,
If a female fot (vlxein get caught
In a steel trap and l discovered by
the male or fox dog, It Is said be Inva
riably kills her, although 1 have not
heard It stated that the vixen would
kill the dog fox or another vlicu or the
male another male.
If a cow becomes Impaled on a fence
and groans with pain, the whole herd
Instantly rush wildly to the spot, right
aim tippiucutl do their best to destroy
her If not beaten off.
A hog coutined with others lu a lien
breaks out ami on being returned to
the pen Is nt once set Upon nud bitten
by the otheis
Why, with ail the Instinct animals
Hsstss, is the desire so strong to In
jure or destroy rather than to help or
rescue.' .New York Sun.
tt'imil 'IliMt Cfiu Miefwlmr.
Among lis mauy curious prtuc(s
South Africa Includes the "sneeze
wood" tree, which takes tt mime from
the fact that one cannot cut It with a
aw without sueostug, as the fine dust
lias exactly the effect of snuff, ljveu
in planing the wood It will sometimes
cause sneexfng. No lustvt, worm or
bariiuele will touch It. It Is very hitter
in the taste, and when placed lu water
it will sink. The color i light brown
aud the grain very close aud hard.
For dock work, piers or Jetties It Is a
useful timber, lasting a lone while on.
tt'liert. I lie slmo I'IhcIhiI,
Young tilrl (glauclm:
tremltlcsl Oh, dear! j twt are m
Practical Auntie -Hut t.,o ....
them all right, don't jouv
outur uin-Oh. vc tan u, .1,. ...i....
folks too.-New York Tribute.
lleffMTsr- v Iiom v. .... .
- - 7 , i uu urtn g
poor fellow out of a Job?
Joaklev- (linelmiy' i .
.- . . .. ' . . .1 11 U UXi
at It Without my li.lp? Pivhiid you're
v, uuiriuuin.- l uiiaiielptila Press
Coal Is the latest discovery in Yukon
It has been found in unlimited ouauii
ties, aud the imi is., n... ' . 1
- - - - - "iiui vutuuanies
ur supplying it at reasonable te7
- are in Hoc It Creek
OOhy 90 mile from Dawson citj.
niter. Ilssslwl. t. tap,.,.,,,,,,
in pari, of South Ann r,cH wt" i.
bogaiu u nnl for o .. "
n en an s i I ,,, , , ,
I- - an' n. , ' ''
NEW SHORT STORIES
ttlim-ss Wnsn'l Interested.
I . Iliw.li t M ii. mt. nf Kansas City
tells this. The witness had been de
scribing a murder, aud he seemed over-
.,..if.t ilu. defendant. The
auAiniis i" vv. . .. - -----
defense was an alibi. The- witness had
told how he had seen uie one....
... ,lnn..lice,1. llllinCC n JCW-
..led knife Into his heart, and he had
oven gone so far as to distinguish the
ort of buttons he had on his cont, nl-
though It was nlgiiuime. me uv..
got hold of him something In this way:
"You say you saw this murder com
I nin certain of It, sir.
"It was D o'clock at night?"
Yes. sir; the clock In the church
, .. . i - '-.rf struck 0."
"1 believe you said you were nbout
7.' feet a way?"
Itetwccti 70 and 7o feet; somewhere
"Of course this killing was not done
under nn electric light?"
"Oh. no; It wns done In an alley.
Thete were no lights there."
"And yet you say you distinctly re
member' Mint you saw a Jeweled knife
In the defendant's hand and that the
buttons on his coat had a curious little
.. iiooiiV Then, musingly: "And
yet you were 7.1 feet away, and It was
a dark night? Now, arc you ijing
wore von drunk V"
"Oh, snld the witness, "you can fig
ure It out to suit yourself. I don't care
anything about the case anyhow."
It Is seldom (hat any olio who Is not
entitled to the privilege of the tloor
of the senate manages to slip by the
keen eved tlomkcepers who guard the
entrance. Their watchfulness Is un
tiring, yet one day during the recent
special session they had to admit them
selves outwitted, and by a book iigent
nt dint. The feat was accomplished
through a combination of unlimited as
surance and prosperous nppearniicc.
About half an hour before the opening
of the day's session a middle aged man
with a few books under his arm walk
r.MIAllhll HIM IN tO.SVniSATlON.
ed rapidly through the senate recep
tion room mid as though he lint been
in customed to do It a dozen times .1
day turned Into the lobby, lie made
his entrance with such mi air of au
thority that no one stopped to (pies
Hon him. Kuterlng the chamber, he
sought out Senator Dollher, sat down
beside him and engaged him hi con
vcrsatlon. In a few moments the gen
tleman opened up 111 praise of the
books he carried nud exhibited the
sped mens, dilating upon the rate ex
cclleiice of the bindings, the paper and
the print. Senator Dolllvcr was tin t
urallj taken by surprise to find him
self besieged tight In Ills senatorial
chair by a hook agent, but recotered
himself enough lo nsk, "How did ymi
"Oh, I Just walked In!" icpllcd the
".lust walked 111?" echoed Ihe sella
lor. "Well, then." he concluded, "the
scrgeiiut iit arms of the senate will in
sist you tu Just walk out.'" And tin
commercial gentleman was olliclally
shown to the dour. Washington Times.
The struggles of the speaker ami his
lieutenants on the tloor to keep down
appropriation and to curb certain
committee of the hotiso thnt hate
been lii recent years thoroughly domi
nated by certiilu departments have
brought (o light n hit of unwritten his
tory of Mr. Heed's more recent regime.
One day one of his chairmen came in
with an enriiest request for certain
legislation which the department was
"Waal," said Mr. lteed after listen
ing to the Importunity, "wait till jou
get it before going out on the (erruee tu
spread your plulous and to ask the de
portment t hnt more It wants."
lr. .triniiiir Knew x IIok.
on one occasion the late Mr. Armour
made a Christina nreseut nf n i.
of clothe to ev..ry e,,rk lu oUJoi.
Willi Hie OXCt lit lull at rm.. ll,.,r- ..11
lected good hiuiues hq,s wortu
w. '. i ue exception weui In for n
dres suit that cost Si"-.
- 'uiuui 14111
'! hlw up
'How U IhU. Mr Mrtiitr? ..ii
, . " M f (III
right, of count, but I iini,.a ,.
lavlb to yourself beyond all your ass.,
all my many years In the biisiues you
Miouui minx i ruucti to recognize n lion
when I saw him."
It Is estimated ilmi , i,.,-
1,-yirw. .. " noom
4UU.UQI) AUSorn lmiiis i i... t-
Mutes and that etir annual pn.diictlon
of mohair Is alsmt I.ihiij.iksi p1Hll,
"" 'ery mile tins been sold or
written nlMitit Anunm - i...
Uist W years, they hnve Iss-n extensive-
; m mi- , .,, rn Mnll,, n1(, ( .
torle. eaneclnlK h, .... v .. .
co. Netada. California an.l'iiregon. '
-In I iileii.n MrU,,,
llet rich old im.-i -. - . .. . .
her. I her ai'iiTiicco
NlOe! Ili liArrl.ll
(hrea'en her awfuiii ' y"
i ii rem en lier?
"Yet. threaten. ., i....... ... . .
to s ho.nl.-. ,.: " nlU"WJ
Caliroi-nl.i's lie. i . I ..
their oU.,- Vl e Tsr . . . ,0W C8S'
ntmenio ... .i"'"8 U In &.c-
Uu.,seass,,.ltr,-e In T i "f 0,1
A FAD WITH WOULD DE BOHEMIAS!
IN NEW YORK.
Chinese IlestnttrniiU There Tol(rt
ii Pree nml Hn)' i:iliinrtlr, una eu
erlnnlj Dor Jtisl Aliimt m IIe or
In the Inst few years n surprlslnyjj
large number of Chinese restauriM,
hate ninde their nppeafiitico In up town
districts In New York. The tawdrj
outward decorations of red and blu,
lights and hugo gilt Chinese character,
nre In every case the same. The same,
too, are the uniittrnctlvo entrances, nj
walls decorated with colored picture,
of pretty Chinese girls and timrvelons
ipeelmeiis of landscapes, the little ta
hies covered with white oilcloth, the
general dilapidation of the establish
ment. Nothing about them seems at
tractive, and yet these places tlirlTe,
mid their number Increases with aston
Ishiiu rapidity. Tho lcnstm Is not far
to seek If one Is nt nil faiulilar wlthUje
facts. There are several character
tics of (he Chinese restaurant w hlch
recommend it highly to certain classes
nnd seem to Indicate, that Its popularity
Is not a mere fnd.
In the llrst place It should be unity,
stood that most of theso places a
really what they nre .supposed to U,
eating houses carried on under Chine;
management. The cooks are Invsra.
lily true Celestials, nnd lu only n few
cases are the proprietors Americans.
The food Is prepared, therefore, accord
ing lo the most approved methods ot
the Middle Kingdom, with the result
that In cheapness and savoiincss (If
you like 10 It can easily outclass simi
lar places run by American cooks. The
Chinese Is a master of the art of male.
Ing pnlntnhlc dishes out of next to
nothing or rather a little of everything.
Not even the Krench cook can rival
him. The Insipidity of cheap chop
houses nnd the snnieness of the dairy
lunch counters nre thus escaped lij
frequenters of these restaurants. More
over, In spite of appearances the food
Is prepared In an extremely cleanly
manner. No one Is debarred from en
tering the kitchen, and a vllt thltlur
sends one buck with renewed nnpetlte
to the untidy eating room. So man;
who while possessed of a small share
of this world's goods still affect "sjiort
Iness" frequent the restaurant for Hi
cheapness and grow to enjoy the hlglilj
There Is nlso a free and cusy atmos
phere nlmiit the Chinese eating house
which attracts iiiuiiy would be "Itohe
minus" ns well ns a goodly share of a
class below the lowest grades of the
city's many graded lloheinia. Visitor!
loll about and talk aud laugh loudly,
When the waiter Is wanted, jjine one
emits a slulll yell which brings un an
swering whoop from the kitchen, fol
lowed sooner or later by a little Chi
i lei-1' at ii Jog trot. Any one who fecli
like It may si l ull luto the kitchen and
try ii Utile pigeon Kngllsh ou the cool.
The proprietor will teach niiyhody to
use the chopsticks uud roar with laugh
ter over the failures uf the not Ice. Ev
erybody does as he or she pleases with
in certain tcry clastic bounds. The
limit Is reached sooner lu some places
than In others, for while some of the
houses are before midnight at least
perfectly well conducted others are of
more than questionable le-.pcctahllllj'.
It Is curious uud interesting In note
thnt under Aiiriean inaiingcincnt Hie
tone of these places Is lower than when
the Chinese nre lu sole control
These new up town places arc not 80
good, either In a moral or a culinary
way, as those down lu Chinatown. It
Is usual to speak as If Mott and Tell
streets were the city's sink of Inlqultr.
nnd so they nre In some respects, but
there nre no Chinese restaurants In the
neighborhood as disreputable ns one or
two up town. The clientele of tbe
down town places Is above suspicion ai
a rule. Chinese drop In for their mcaK
nud dwellers from up town come eltlier
from curiosity or becnuse they haw
learned to like good Chinese cookln?.
I'p town the hills of fare lire re lim
ited. "Yockmiiiin," "chop siiey" anJ
"chowinnn" are the pieces de reslse
mice. They answer the purpose cer
talnly, for '-'." cents' worth of notM
kinds of chop siiey served with rlM
will make a toothsome dish for two
people. Tea Is served free of charge
and the quantity Is not limited. W
no one should Judge the Celestials' cu
linary skill by these up town houses.
Mnny of the guests In these restau
rants conic regularly. Frequently men
ami women come with palls to buy to
food and take It home. Negroes are lu
disproportionately large numbers. Tntf
eein to like the Chinese, and Indeed
the noise lu the kitchen reminds oneol
Ihe similar condition of southern kite''
ens under negro management 11
evtr solemn the Chinese tuny seera I
he lu public, he is a cheerful creature
In his own kitchen. Talk and laugbter.
even intisle during "off" hours, (toat out
to the dining room. All the servant'
seem ready to break Into smiles nt tt'
smallest provocation. They nre alwaj'
ready to exchange Jci-ts with tlielr pa
trons, but familiarity never bc'tniM
Impertinence. The Chinese does""'
care what happens so long as he I 'e"
unmolested. He likes everything to I
slipshod nnd merry. -New York Tribune.
Whr "WrililliiB UreHkrn.tr
"In all ny experience of tvi-ddlM
breakfasts." snld a guest at a w Mint
"1 have never understood wry
feast was called n breakfast an I not
luncheon. Now I have learned
from the custom lu the Church nf E'
land, where the bride nud hr' I' groom
always receive the holy couiuiilt an I
fore the ceretmuiy, receive It ftistlnH
mid remain fasting until nfter the
ding, when the meal which Is served"
really a uunkfust'-New York TWW-
Cotton has ranged In' pr"e fro3
ll.pi) a piuiud during tho war to If'
than ft eents u pound In ISuS. In t?
Inst two nnd a half years tt has r'a
fiom .'. cent to l'j.75 cents.
livery man has his chain ami
only It U looser and lighter to cue th"
to another, and he Is more at ens " "
takes It up aud carries It than he
Tl.o T..-.. ... . . . .I
v iurs iiKe tnciotiv ami "1
tlculorly devoted to tlutes. They W"
seven different kinds of this oo'.i.'