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"IF ALL MY SHIPS COME HOME."
If all the ships I hare at sea
Should come a-sailing home to me.
Ah! well, the harbor would not hold
So many ships as there would be,
If all my ships came home to me.
. . '
If half my ships came back from sea '
And brought their precious freight to me,
Ah! well, I should bare wealth as great
As any king that sits in state.
So rkh the treasure there would be
In half my ships now out at sea.
Should come a-sailing home to me.
Ah! well, the storm clouds then might
frown, ' "
Vnm If .1. .. .. .1. 1 1 . A ,
u, i viiiero All weui uunu,
Still rich and proud and glad I'd be
If that one ship came home to me.
And all the others came to me,
Weighed down with gems and wealth un
With honor, riches, glory, gold,
The poorest soul on earth I'd be,
If that one ship came -not to me.
O skies be calm. O winds blow free.
Blow all my ships safe home to me .
But if thou sendest some a wrack
To never more come sailing back,
Send any, all, that sail the sea,
But send my lore ship home to me.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
ECIL BUTTER WORTH and Guy
U Chad wick bad been chums In col--lege.
The acquaintance formed
there was cemented by time into a fast
friendship, and when war was de
clared against Spain both offered their
services to Uncle Sam. But this friend
ship, so strong, was one of diametrical
ly opposite natures. Equal opportuni
ties had been given the two men to se
cure shoulder- straps. Butterwortb
alone took advantage of them. "The
Government has need of educated men
as officers," he said, in accepting a lieu
tenancy. The sentiment of his friend
was: "If the country has need of my
services, I give them gladly, but a gun
shall rest upon my shoulder; I care not
for the honors of war." For this speech
Private Chndwlck was highly esteemed
by his comrades in Company B, of the
. Life in the home camp was drudgery
to Lieut Butterwortn. Chadwick, as
eager as any to strike a blow at the
"dirty Spaniards," as he termed them,
took the matter more philosophically.
He submitted to the Inevitable grace
fully. When, at last, the order to break
camp was given, there was some regret
that the Philippines were the objective
point. Nevertheless, It was a jolly
crowd that unpegged their tents and
rolled their blankets, preparatory to the -departure
for the coast.
The trip across the continent and the
life on the transport, lessened, in a
measure, their eagerness for action. To
stand once more on firm, steady land,
with no longer the pitching, rolling
deck beneath their feet was content
ment for a time. Barrack life in Manila
was begun. Then a new element came
into the lives of Lieut. Butterwortn and
Nina was a Filipino girl. She was
the daughter of an Insurgent leader.
Lieut Butterwortn and Private Chad
wick had fallen prey to her snapping
black eyes and pretty face, smiling co
quettlshly beneath a crown of inky
black hair. She fascinated one, charmed
the other. Butterworth was head over
heels in love with the girl. Chadwick,
less impetuous, was caught by her
sweet simplicity. Yet their friendship
did not suffer; rivalry, rather than jeal
ousy, was the keynote of their rela
tions. "Guy," said the lieutenant, one day,
xorgenuig rautt ui a ourst or connoence,
"1 can't get away from those black
eyes, they follow me everywhere, they
are in everything I see, but, someway,
I doubt her sincerity."
"I have my doubts, too," returned
Gny, "but knowing how much you care
for Nina, I have refrained from men
tioning, them. I have a fancy myself
for the girl. Nevertheless, ! believe
that she Is trying to inveigle as into
joining the insurgent cause." -
-un, uuj, excuumea v;ecu, "Klna Is
too loyal a girl to conspire for our ruin
in such a manner. I laud her strong
belief In her father's cause. But no,
not that from little Nina."
Private Chadwick said nothing. He
prayed for a call to the field to sever
this attachment His hopes were real
izedbut partially. - The Ninth was
ordered to join in the chase of the in
surgents, but the activity failed to .re
store to Lieut. Butterwortn his equilib
rium of mind. 'Military duties now
precluded further intercourse between
the two friends. In the picltumon
battle Private Chadwick gave the black-
eyed Nina but a small place In his
Private Chadwick lounged carelessly
In front of his tent admiring the beau
ties of the setting sun, which painted
the horizon with glory. He was think
ing of Manila and, for the first time
since he -had taken the field, of the
bright-eyed Nina. He wondered if But
terworth had forgotten her. It was
pleasant to recall those happy days.
The sound Interrupted his revery. A
dirty, ragged individual stepped from
behind the tent Looking cautiously
to the right and left he slipped a grimy
bit of paper into Chad wick's hand.
Guy hastily tore open the note. He
My Dear American Soldier: Prove to
me L iitii. yvu ivw uie. fuin us (O-nignc
Papa will make you a. big officer.
A pang went to his heart A smoul
dering fire flamed up. In spite of this
evidence of her insincerity, Guy now
realized that his feeling for her was
more than mere interest in the girl. He
was disgusted to discover bis weak
ness. ..-' -'' ' ' "
"Get out of here," he said in a harsh
DntMi ' tClt tall thn Ann whn a r -nt
that my flag is dearer to me than all
the world, and before I leave it I will
The effort cost him pain. : He crawled
back into his tent a miserable man. The
un had set ,
"Private Chadwick's sick," comment
ed bis comrades. - ----:.-y
One ran with the news to Lieut But
terworth' lent It was empty. :
: A DESERTER'S FATE.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE GAMES
' It is not only the knickerbockered small
boy who has games of his own. Girls,
too, have fads and occupations, though
all of them are not monopolized by doll
babies. In fact, their historic devotion
to these painted beauties seems to be
lessening. Dolls of sawdust and paper
are good for rainy days and for the twi
light hours before or after dinner, when
one is not allowed to go otit. ' But the
doll day Is decidedly on the decline. It
is better for girls, as for boys, to be in
the open, to chase butterflies with nets,
to climb trees even at the expense of
clothing, and to jump and frolic with all
: There is more to be discovered with
the ants, the bees, the birds, the flowers.
or in the companionship of a wise dog.
than in all the sawdust and china-eyed
babies in the world.
However, there are certain games sa
cred to our grandmothers and still kept
up in a measure by little girls, being re
vived from year to year. Some of them
are silly. Most of them date from the
time when boys and girls did not study
from the same books, and when it was
reasoned out that even games must be
feminine. " Now we know better. The
same sports that develop the little male
animal are good for little girls, too. Girls
now play baseball and even football.
First and dearest of all the girls' games
comes tag. The children range in a
row and somebody counts.
Eeeny, meeny, miney, mo, -
Catch a nigger by the toe,
If he hollers let him go,
Eeeny, meeny, miney, mo. -
The last "mo" is "it," and the game
begins with a nimble scattering and a
shrill squeak. The lines are silly and
ungrammatical, and the kindergartners
do not approve of them because they
are such meaningless jabber, but the old
doggerel has been' nsed for so many years
that very likely its meaning, if it ever
had any, has all been rubbed off from
"The lieutenant went oft with a dirty
looking beggar," said the guard "One
of his charities, I guess. Said he'd be
back before long." v
Private Chadwick knew otherwise.
He was torn one way by jealousy to
ward big erstwhile, friend, another by
anger at the girl who had played him
false. He worked himself intoCa fever.
His comrades attributed it to sorrow
for his lost friend, for, after a fruitless
search, It was said that Lieut Butter
worth had been trapped Into . an am
buscade.' In the gray dawn of morning Private
Chadwick paced slowly up and down,
with his gun on bis shoulder) doing sen
try duty. He was still weak from the
fever, A rustle, as of some one mov
ing, caught his attention.
"Who goes there?" ..- .
His challenge went unanswered. He
espied a form disappearing Into a clump
"Bang." He fired but into the air.
The corporal of the guard came run
ning down the line. He received the
sentry's report: "Marauding party' of
'devils. " ' But Guy did not tell of all
he saw. In the disappearing form be
had recognized his deserter friend.
With hasty formation Company B
was sent forward. Keeping under cov
er of the trees, they halted on the
edge of a clearing. Not more than
a thousand yards away, 900 Filipinos,
under the leadership of a young officer
in tile uniform of the United States
army, were stealthily advancing.
"Careful men. Don't fire. Walt for
orders," cautioned the officers.
- The American lines deployed and
now a volley carried death Into the op
posing force. The battle raged' back
and forth. Scattering were the shots
which returned the regular fire of the
boys in blue. The insurgents became
disorganized." Their retreat became a
. The' battle was over. . The soldiers
returned victoriously rejoicing. As they
picked their way over the spot of the
first encounter, they came upon a sad
MANCHURIA, THE CHINESE
TERRITORY COVETED BY RUSSIA.
. By the Chinese Manchuria is called the country of the Manchows, or Man
chus, an epithet meaning "Pure," chosen by the founder of the dynasty which
now rules over Manchuria and China as : an appropriate designation for his
family. Manchuria as it has existed for upward of two centuries that Is to say,
since it has had an historical existence-Is a tract of country wedged in between
China and Mongolia on the west and northwest, and Cores aad the Russian
territory on the Amur on the east and north. -. Speaking more definitely.'' it is
bounded on the north by the Amur, on the east by the TJsnri, on the south by the
Gulf of Leaou-tung, the Yellow sea and Cores, and en the west by the river
Nonni and a line of palisades which stretch from Kwaa-chuhg-tsse to the Great
Wall of China. The territory thus defined is about 800 miles in length and 600
miles in width, and contains about 390,000 square miles. It Is divided into three
provinces, vis., Tsitsihar or Northern Manchuria, Kirin or Central' Manchuria,
and Leaou-tung or Southern Mancharia. Physically the country is divided into
two regions, the one a series of mountain ranges occupying the northern and
eastern portions of the kingdom, and the other a plain which stretches south
ward from Monkdenf the capital. totheQulf of Laou-tung. '
FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS.
constant -use, like the red on Gladys
Gwendolen's waxen cheek. ' In constant
repetition there's a certain wear and tea?.
. Heaven knows if the Scotch had any
thing to do with hop-scotch or not
There's nothing in a name, anyway. . To
play the game a complicated scheme is
chalked on the concrete walk. - The
squares are qoite large and numbered,
and the hopping begins. It is certainly
good exercise. A little chip or stone
must be kicked from square 1 to square
2 and so on. - It must always be done
with one foot and the other foot most
never touch the ground. Neither must
the chip stop on one of the numerous
chalked lines, and the hopper must never
twinkle a toe on one of these lines, either.
It's all very complicated and jarring.
Almost everything is prohibited in hop
scotch. - . - -
Jumping rope is left to girls, too. Doc
tors have inveighed against it, but all in
vain. The girls are still jumping. When
ever you see boys spinning tops you' will
find girls jumping rope, and probably the
benefit, so far as exercise goes, is on the
side of the girls.
It is a matter of pride to be able to
jump to twenty or forty or sixty, accord
ing to age and strength. How the braids
bob and the curls fly! They hold their
lints on by main force, while the rope
whips the ground beneath the flying feet.
There is a double rope called the Spanish
rope, which calls for great swiftness of
eye 'and lightness of foot. There is a
slow motion of the rope from aide to
side, called making the cradle. : Anybody
can jump that. . .-' "
' Whether yon are a girl admitted to the
blessed privilege of overalls, or whether
yon are a girl obliged to look after the
unbroken continuity of skirts and stock
ings, the pleasant spring days are the
time for fun. The days are so short and
the plays are so many that the little folk
.stuff themselves at night, after ail the
vigorous exercise, and go to sleep with
skins tight as any drum.
scene. In the midst of the dead and
dying, lay the lifeless body of a pretty
black-eyed Filipino girl, beside the dead
deserter lieutenant, and there, with his
head burled In his arms and weeping
like a child,' was Private Chadwick
he mourned the loss of friend and
sweetheart New York Evening Sun. .
- Savages on the Scent,, '
. Among many savage tribes the sense
of smell Is almost as acute as in some
of the lower animals. The Peruvian
Indians are able, according' to Hum
boldt to-distlnguish in the middle or
the nighf whether an approaching
stranger is a European, American, In
dian, or negro. , M. Houzeau also as
serts that he proved by repeated ex
periments that negroes and Indians can
distinguish persons in the dark by their
color. Indian travelers have recorded
that certain natives who habitually ab
stain rrom animal rood nave a sense
of smell which Is so exquisitely deli
cate that they can tell from which well
a vessel of water has been obtained.
By smell alone the negroes of the An
tilles will detect the ; footsteps of a
Frenchman from those of a negro. The
guides who accompany travelers on the
route from Aleppo to Babylon will tell
by smelling the desert sand how near
they are to. the latter place. But the
people gifted with ; delicate olfactory
nerves, above all others, are the abo
rigines of Australia; and to such an ex
tent is their gift relied upon that the
government had, a few. years back, a
number of natives in the police force
who were employed solely as trackers
for hunting out criminals by smell
alone, which theydld with the greatest
Where Water Was Found,
The Arabs of the Nubian desert sup
posed they knew all about their coun
try, but an engineer recently bored a
well 75 miles from the Nile and 1,000
feet above the river and found; an
abundant supply of water at a depth of
THE PASSING ARHY.
The Irresistible Conqueror Is Thinning the Ranks
of the Veterans of the Civil War.
HT is now thirty-six' years since the
first flowers were strewn upon the
graves of the men who gave their
lives' that the nation might live. Observ
ed at- first in a small, way by isolated
communities, this' decoration of the
grassy mounds has come to be recogniz
ed as an established custom and Memo
rial Day has long bad a fixed place in
the calendar. With each successive anniversary-
the day has gained a wider ob
servance and has been, made the occasion
for many appeals to the patriotism of the
people. The' verdure, f each returning
spring covers more deeply the scars of
battle which, once, seyuned .the hillsides
and valleys of the sunny Sooth. On this
day of precious memories it is well to re
call the. sacrifices of -bygone .years, and it
is also fitting to express the hope that
those who are now charged' with the
guidance' of our national-destinies will
perform their duties . patriotically . - and
Well. ';.,.; , -: : '
When' the gray-haired veterans of the
great war for the Union meet together in
annual observance of Memorial Day, few
will bear in mind that the day itself, as
a part of the national life, is the result
of the inspiration of one of the greatest
of all the volunteer soldiers who fought
for' the flag the late Gen. John A. Logan
of Illinois. Few, indeed, of those not
associated with the organization of old
soldiers will remember this. The soldier-
statesman who won his spurs in actual
fight and refused to accept peaceful hon
ors while the war was still on one of
the first, if not the first, of the list of
honored comrades who headed this or
ganizationwas the originator of the day
of sorrowful remembrance of the bravery
and -virtues of those who fell in battle
or who have crossed the dark river since
the conflict ended.- ... -
The apple tree of Appomattox never
blossomed so full and .so fair as to-day.
Its flowers and its fruit were never so
fine and fragrant,' The Union which Ap
pamattox established and cemented . was
never so strong and glorious. Its sacred
bonds have been welded, not merely by
the mutual pledges of devotion, but by
the fir of heroic service, side .by side,
nnder the common flag, on a distant soil,
snd they never before bound up so much-
of national pride and -hope and high as
piration. . .
The great chieftains Grant and Lee,
illustrious products of the same national
school at West Point mei at Appomat
tox with mutual respect and honor, and
in their, generous 'and. .chivalrous coming
together typified the spirit of a reunited
country. That historic hour dates a new
Union, which is now a true union oi
hearts and hands that none can sever.
So lone as, the flag remains unfurled
Memorial Day cannot cease to be a great
and tender memory. ,.' Each . anniversary
becomes more pathetic from the fact
that many of the "boys in blue" are pass
ing away to join the vast army in the
silent land.: . Every year the ranks 'of
the veterans on this side the river grow
thinner, and the steps of the marchers
slower. ' Within twenty-five years nearly
all will have joined their regiments on
the other side. But their deeds can nev
er die.,- Future: generations wjll read
them, deep cut, defying the tooth of time,
on the marble of the country's greatness.
They - will blaze on the pillars of the
Union and in the springtime of each year
a grateful people, bearing choicest flow
ersnature's sweetest emblem of "love
and affection will decorate their graves;
for those .grassy mounds will be known
as shrines forever more; shrines so long
as the republic shall endure;- shrines
-where patriot knees will bend and pat
riot eyes will weep so long as freedom
has a worshiper and equality of rights a
devotee. , .
man and Stuart, and Jackson and Hook
er, McClellan and Hill, Early and Meade
all are gone, and the great spirit of
change . broods over the, scenes of their
former activities. - The grass grows green
on the deserted battlefields, and all is
quiet along the banks of the Potomac.
The James and the Chickahominy,: the
Rappahannock and the- Rapidan, wind
their course to the sea undisturbed by
War's rude alarms. The former turns
the earth in the fertile valleys which
drank the blood of the flower of Ameri
can chivalry; the feathered songsters of
the wood make melody in the tangled
thickets Hf the Wilderness; bnt the great
captains and many of their devoted fol
lowers have departed. r They' pitch their
tents on other camping grounds not be
neath the stars that shine on Southern
scenes,- bnt above, the stars on the fair
fields of Elysia. There they commune
and there they hold . sweet intercourse.
We may not know their employments
there; we may not conceivs the rapturous
delights that attend them in that blissful
station; but of this we may be assured;
they are not unmindful of the comrades
who tarry here, and they. have no higher
joy than the realization' that the peace
they set up at Appamattox has grown
into a perfect peace a peace that has
overcome all obstacles and the doubts
and perplexities which first attended it
a peace whose blessings tail to-day up
on our land like the rain npon the mown,
grass and like the dew upon the moun
tains of Lebanon.
And so it is that in the decoration of
the. graves of the heroic dead human
hands and human hearts have reached a
solution of the vexed problem that baf
fled human will and human thought for
three decades. Sturdy sons of the South
have said to their brothers of the North
that the people 'of the South long since
accepted the arbitrament of the sword
to which they iiad appealed. And like
wise the oft-repeated message has gone
forth from the North that peace and good
will reigned, and that the . wonnds of
civil dissension we're but sacred mem-,
ories. - ' ""' '.' '. - .. r 1 '
:The contest that followed the end of
argument between two great civilizations
was, while it lasted, the greatest and
bloodiest of equal duration in the au
thenticated annals of the race and the
most destructive ever waged by men. It
lasted four years; it annihilated six bill
ions of property; it overthrew the rebel
lions governments of thirteen States; it
called four millions of men to arms; it
was fought on 2,800 recorded fields; it
filled 700,000 graves from the sword and
shot and shell and pestilence; the silent
sleepers went down on mountain side
and in tangled wood in dismal swamp
and on sunny plain; where the rivers
rolled and the wide-waved ocean stretch
ed they found sepnlcher; and at last one
civilization, with its garments rolled in
blood, passed away to the shades for
ever; the other, victorious, raised a spot
less ensign in the sky,: its stars washed
brighter with the glad tears of rejoicing
humanity that the greater government
of and for and by the people had not
perished from the earth. .
At the Top.
On Memorial Day the flag flies at half
mast because it is a day of commemora
tion of the dead. It is not nncommon
for some person appointed to hoist the
. flag to run it np to the peak, forgetting
the funereal custom; then some veteran
arrives, and causes the banner to be
dropped to half-mast .
This custom preserves the early senti
ment of the day, when it was more a day
of mourning than it is at present Late
ly many veterans have advised the aban
donment of the custom, and the issue of
hereafter always be raised to the peak
on Memorial Day.
This was -the expressed view and wish
of Gen. Grant. It was his opinion that
while the day -ought not to lose, and had
not lost its significance and solemnity, it
was nevertheless not a day of mourning,
but one for-the commemoration of and
rejoicing in the noble deeds of soldiers.'
On such a day it was fitting that the
flag should fly at the highest point on the
staff on which it is placed.
The matter received much attention at
last year's observance Of Memorial Day,
and it is possible that the demand will
find recognition, before the day comes
around again, in orders by some at least
of the department commanders for the
full-masAhg of the flag. :
THE SEXTON OF THE SEA.
l'ou scatter flowers on the grassy mound
That marks the spot -where your loved
ones be; ' .'Sr
You bring them emblems with never a
For the dead' beneath the sea.
For every ship that the bands of men -,
Have bnilded with chart and wheel, '-'
Tbe bones of men In a hundredfold
Are laia beneath Its keel.
A canvas shroud and an Iron bar
At the weary head and the wasted feet.
And lo! from the deck they move away.
From the hearts that throb and beat! -
Soldiers and Pallors and captains grand, -
Babes with a mother's breast
Wet with the Hps that will touch no more.
Come down in my arms to rest.
And I lay them gently alone to sleep,
Where the bed of the sand Is clear;
And none may wander, and none shall stray;
For I keep them, oh, so dear!
And. hark! 'When' the bell-buoy tolls at
- night, . . , .
Above the wave where the fishes swim,'
Ton .may knew that I keep my Father's
For the day I shall give them back to him!
Leslie's Weekly. : . - ,
Where Coffee Came From.
There" is extant a tale of the discovery
of -coffee, a, story which might have
suggested to Charles Lamb the idea
for his "Dissertation on Roast Pig."
This Is the legend: - '
Toward the middle of. the fifteenth
century a poor Arab was traveling in
Abyssinia, and finding himself wean
and, weary from fatigue he stopped
near a grove. Then, being In want of
fuel to' cook hia rice, he cut down a
tree, which happened to be full of dead
berries; His meal , being cooked and
eaten, the traveler .discovered "that the
half -burned berrjes Were very fragrant.
Collecting a number of , these and
crushing them with a stone, he found
that their aroma had increased to a
great extent. While wondering at this
he accidentally let fall the substance
into a can which contained his scant
supply of Water. ; Lo, what a miracle!
The almost putrid liquid was instantly
purified. He brought it to his lips; it
was fresh, agreeable, and in a moment
after the traveler had so far recovered
his strength and energy as to be able
to resume his Journey, : The lucky Arab
gathered as many berries as he could,
and, having" arrived at Ardan, In Ara
bia, be informed the mulfti- of his dis
covery.. This worthy divine was an In
veterate opium smoker, who bad been
suffering for years from the effects of
that poisonous drug. He tried an in
fusion of the roasted berries and was
so delighted at the recovery of his own
vigor that, In gratitude to the tree he
called It cabuah, which In Arabic sig
- " Cultured. -
"She's from Boston."
"I thought you told me you never
saw her before this minute?" , :
"True, but I just now heard her call
those mountains in Asia the Ha-mol-yaws."
Judge. "J, 4 j '-' ,
: Potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnip
and ', artichokes are highly nutritious,
but not so digestible as some vegeta
bles,1 Potatoes are the most nourishing
and arattenlng for nervous peonl
END OF FAMOUS HOSTELRY.
Hotel Where Paraell Drew Up Irlih
Camp Ifrn Plan.
Morrison's Hotel, one of the old land
marks of Dublin, is being razed to the
ground to afford a site for offices for an"
Insurance comnnnv. The hnllrtlncr has
historic associations for Irishmen, and
was once among the best patronized
and most popular hotels in Dublin. It
was famous as Parnell's resort.
It was originally one of the town
houses of the Fitzgerald family, who
Owned a (Trent iIpjiI nf nrm-tai-tv In thp
vicinity, including the famous Leinster
house. Over the door of the hotel at
the present day are the Fitzgerald
arms, and In the supports are prom
inent figures of two monkeys, in com
memoration of a striking family inci
dent. When old .Kllkee Castle, one of the
seats of the '- Fitzgeralds, took fire, the
heir to the estate was saved by a, mon
key, which took the Infant In his arms
and clambered from point to point With
its precious burden, finally reaching the
ground with It in safety. ' - '
Parnell's first arrest was effected at
Morrison's Hotel on Oct 13, 18811' Par
nell was thence taken to Kilmainham
jail, where he was confined as a "sus-
riect" nntll th fnllnwlno TiV It- wna
at this hotel that Parnell's friend, the
late Dr. J. E. Kenny, discovered Par
nell's extraordinary superstition. Go
ing into his writing-room one day, Par
nell saw a green cloth on, the table. He
at once had it removed, and the same
evening he refused to enter another
room in the hotel In which three can
dles were burning. Three candlesticks
are- Rnniuuinl in ilia mfnHa nf finnoratl.-
tious people to mean death, and a green
tablecloth foretells disaster. Parnell
more than once said that the Irish
cause would never prosper ' until the
Irish people discarded green as their
national color for the older blue.
When In Dublin Parnell always
stayed at Morrison's up to the. time of
his death. It .was there he outlined
the national program and the agrarian
movements in Ireland. London Mail.
. . , . ...
Receive Oriental Treatment.
. The trans-American railways have
their agents in all parts of the world
commercial agents, industrial agents,
tourist agents, live-stock agents, car
service agents, and Oriental agents,. as.
well as the regular assortment and va
riety of freight and passenger agents.
The Oriental agent of the Great North
ern Railway in this city is Moy Wu
Ten, a highly interesting Chinaman,
who carries in . his pockets a handful
of Chinese peanuts with which, from,
time to time, he regales his friends.' In
the midst of business be suddenly con
ceals bis hand beneath his blouse and
asks, "Will you try a Chinese peanut?",
The hand, soft as that a of .gentle maid
en, reappears with the nuts, and you
are tempted.' You yield with pleasure,
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failed to corner, but is the most deli
cious morsel in the nut shape that you ;
ever tasted. .'" ;"
Mnn toll, nn .-tu.J
you ask where more nuts can be
that they are not Chinese peanuts at
all, but the familiar old Virginia
"goober" prepared in the Chinese fash
ion. "We take the raw nut," he ex-
pimus, kuu ury il penecuy in me sun,
leaving it many days on the house top.
Then we soak It in salt water brine
you call it for three days, after-which
we again dry it thoroughly.- This may
take a week. - Then we put it in an
oven in a pan oi very not sana, ana
continually stir until it is cooked well
don A- : -Thai la all. Nothing mnlii 'Ih
more simple. .The peanuts the Italians
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Chinaman would touch one!. We say
Chinese peanuts to haxe fun with our
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New York Press.-
In the Persian gulf the divers have a
curious way of opening the season.
They depend implicitly upon the shark
conjurers, and will not descend with
out their presence. To meet this "dif
ficulty the government is obliged to
hire the charmers to divert the atten-.
Hon of tbe sharks from the fleet. As
the season approaches vast numbers of
natives gather along the Shore and
erect huts and tents and bazaars. -; At
the . opportune . moment usually at
midnight, so as to reach the oyster
banks at sunrise-the fleet, : to " , the
number of eighty or 100 boats, put out
to sea. Each of these boats carries two
divers, a steersman and a - shark
charmer and is manned by eight or
ten rowers. Other conjurers remain ..
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mumbling tncantations ' to divert, the
sharks. ' .
In case a man-eater Is perverse
enough to disregard the charm and at
tack a diver, an alarm tsglven, and
no, other . diver will descend on .that
day. The power of the conjurer Is
believed to be hereditary and the effi
cacy of his incantations to be wholly
Independent of his religious faith.
Lippincott's Magazine. : ,
A Dry Bath.
A Scotchman' was once advised to
take showerbaths. A friend explained
to him how to fit one up by tbe use of
a cistern and a colander,, and Sandy
accordingly set to work and had the
thing done at once.' Subsequently he
was met by. the. friend who had given
him the advice, and, being asked how
he enjoyed the bath, "Man," he said,
"it was fine! I liked it rale weel, and
kept myself quite dry. too.'; . Being
asked how he managed to take the
shower and yet remain dry, he replied:
"Dod, ye dinna surely think I was sae
daft as stand below the water withnnt
an umbrella?" London Tit-Bits. '
Chinese Rosaries. ,'
Some Chinese rosaries are made of
wooden beads, with leather tassels, on
which are small brass rings, and are
finished at the ends with brass orna
ments and tags of Jeather. ' -
'";'- !-Women Workers of Britain. --
In proportion to Its population, the
United Kingdom has -a greater number
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000 are set down as dressmakers.
Most girls can play the piano just
enougn to spoil tnem for housework.