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UNION tab. July, 1897.
GAZETTB Batab. Deo., 1869.
j Consolidated Feb., 1899.
COBVAIiLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOTEXBEE 19, 1901.
VOL. IT. NO. 30.
H4 tiHHt4"ml 1 tl
CHAPTER XVin. (Continued.)
"Why, Martin," she said, averting her
face from me, "yon know I should never
consent to marry you, with the idea of
your caring most for that girl. No, I
could never do that. If I believed you
would ever think of me as you used to
do before you saw her, well, I would
keep true to you. But is there any hope
"Let us be frank with one another," I
answered; "tell me, is there any one else
whom you would marry if I released you
from this promise, which was only given,
perhaps, to soothe my mother's last
"Yes," answered Johanna, whilst Julia
hid her face in her hands, "she would
marry my brother."
Captain Carey! . I fairly gasped for
breath. .Such an idea had never once
occurred to me, though I knew she had
been spending most of her time with the
Careys at the Vale. Captain Carey to
marry 1 and to marry Julia! To go and
live in our house! I was struck dumb,
and fancied that I had heard wrongly.
If Julia wished for revenge and when
is not revenge sweet to a jilted woman?
she had it now. I was as crestfallen,
as amazed, almost as miserable as she
had been. Yet I had no one to blame
as she had. How could I blame her for
preferring Ca. ,ain .Carey's love to my
"Julia," I said, after a long silence,
and speaking as calmly as I could, "do
you love Captain Carey?"
"That is not a fair question to ask,"
answered Johanna. "We have not been
treacherous to you. I scarcely know how
it has all come about. But my brother
has never asked Julia if she loves him;
for we wished to see you first, and hear
how you felt about Olivia. You say you
shall never love again as you love her.
Set Julia free, then, quite free, to accept
my brother or reject him. Be generous,
be yourself, Martin." ' -
"I will," I said; "my dear Julia, you
are as free as air from all obligation to
me. You have been very good and very
true to me. If Captain Carey is as good
and true to you, as I believe he will be,
you will be a very happy woman hap
pier than you would ever be with me."
"And you will not make yourself un
happy about it?" asked Julia, looking up.
"No," I answered cheerfully; "I shall
be a merry old bachelor, and visit you
end Captain Carey.jwhen we.are all old
folks. Never mind me, Julia;l never
was good enough for you. I shall be
very glad to know that you are happy."
Yet when I found myself in the street
for I made my escape as soon as 1
could get away from them I felt as if
very thing worth living for- were slip
nine awav from me. Mv motherland
Olivia were gone, and here was Juaa
forsaking me. I did not grudge her the
new happiness.' There was neither jeal
ousy' nor envy in my feelings towards
vnv annnlant-or "Rnf in noma WSV I felt
that I had lost a great deal since I en
tered their drawing room two hours ago.
I CHAPTER XIX.
I did not go straight home to our dull,
gloomy bachelor dwelling place, for I
was not in the mood for an hour's solilo
quy. I was passing by the house, chew
ing the bitter cud of my reflections, and
turned in to see if any messages were
waiting there. The footman told me a
person had been with an urgent request
that a doctor would go as soon as pos
sible to No. 19 Bellringer street. I did
not know the street, or what sort of a
locality it was in.
"What kind of a person called?" J ask
"A woman, sir; not a lady. On foot-
poorly dressed. She's been here before,
and Dr. Lowry has visited the case
"Very good," I said.
TJnpn -inquiry 1 found that the place
was -two miles away; and as our old
friend Simmons was still on the cab
stand, I jumped into his cab, and bade
him drive me as fast as he could. I
wanted a sense of motion, and a change
of scene. If I had been in Guernsey I
should have mounted Madam, and had
another midnight ride round the island
This was a poor substitute for that; but
the '.visit would serve to turn my
thoughts from. Julia.
We turned at last into a shabby
street, recognizable even in the twilight
of the scattered lamps as being a place
for cheap lodging-houses. There was a
light:. burning in the second-floor win-
' dows of No. 19; but all the rest of the
front was in darkness. I paid Simmons
and .dismissed him, saying I would walk.
' home. By the time I turned to knock
at the door, it was opened quietly from
within. A woman stood in the door
way;' I could not see her face, for the
candle she had brought with her was
on the table behind her; neither .was
there light enough for her to distinguish
"Are you come from Dr. Lowry's?"
she asked. -
The voice-sounded a familiar one,' but
I could not for the life of me recall
whose it was.
"Yes," I answered, "but I do not know
the name of my patient here." -
"Dr. Martin Dobree!" Bhe exclaimed.
I recollected her then as the person
who had been in search of Olivia. She
had fallen back a few paces, and I could
now see her face. It was doubtful, as
: If she hesitated to admit me. ' Was it
possible I had come to attend Olivia's
"I don't know whatever to do!" she
. ejaculated; "he is very ill to-night,-but I
don't think he ought to see you I don't
think! he would."
"I am not anxious to attend him. I
: came here simply because my friend is
out of town. -If he wishes to see me I
will see him, and do -my. best. It rests
entirely wi.th himself." -
"Will you wait here a few minutes,"
he asked, "while I see what he will
dor, . .,- " . ', : ' -
She left me in the dimly lighted hall.
The place was altogether sordid, and
dingy, and miserable. At last I heard
her step coming down the two nights
vf stairs, and I went to meet her.
I Mil lIHIMttHllH'ttHM
; "He will see you,," she said, eying
me" herself with a steady gaze of curi
osity. : I was anxious to see Ofivi i' hus
band, partly from the intense aversion
I felt instinctively toward him. He was
lying back in an oldr worn-out easy-chair,
with a woman's shawl thrown across
his shoulders, for the nieht was chilly.
His face had the first sickly hue and
emaciation of the disease, and was prob
acy renned by it. It was a handsome,
regular, wen-cut race, narrow across
the brows, with thin, firm lips, and eyes
perfect in shape, but cold and glittering
as steeL I knew afterward that he was
fifteen years older than Olivia. Across
his knees lay a shaggy, starved-looing
cat, which he held fast, and entertained
himself by teasing and tormenting it.
He scrutinized me- as keenly as I did
1 believe we are in some sort con
nected, Dr. Martin Dobree." he said:
"my half-sister, Kate Daltrey, is mar
ried to your father. Dr. Dobree."
"Yes," I answered shortly; The sub
ject was eminently disagreeable to me,
and I had no wish to pursue it with him,
"Ay! she will make him a happy man,"
he continued mockingly; "you are not
yourself married. I believe. Dr. Martin
I took no notice whatever of his re
mark, but passed on to formal inquiries
concerning his health. My close study
of his malady helped me here. , I could
assist him to describe and localize his
symptoms, and I soon found that the dis
ease was in a very early stage.
"Ton have a better grip of it than
Lowry," he said. "I feel as if I were
made of glass, and you ' could ..." look
through me. Can you cure me?" ,
"I will do my best,," I answered. r
"So you all say," he muttered, "and
the best is generally good for nothing.
You see I care less about getting over it
than my wife does. . She is very anxious
for my recovery. - ........
"Your wife!" I repeated in utter sur
prise;, "you are Richard Foster, I be
liever, r -
"Certainly," he replied. --
"Does your wife know of your pres
ent illness?" I inquired. -
"To be sure," he answered; "let me
introduce you to Mrs. Richard Foster."
The woman looked at me with flash
ing eyes and a mockkikng smile, while
Mr." Foster indulged himself with ex
torting a long and plaintive mew from
the poor cat on his knees.
"I cannot understand," I said. I did
not know how to continue my speech.
Though they might choose to pass as
husband and wife among'- strangers,
they could hardly expect to impose upon
-"Ah! I see you do not," said Mr, Fos
ter, with a visible sneer. "Olivia is
"Olivia dead!" I exclaimed. - '
"You were not aware of it?" tie said.
"I am afraid I have been too sudden.
Kate tells us you were in love with my
first wife, and. sacrificed a most eligible
I match for her. Would- it be too late to
i open fresh negotiations with your cous
in ? You see I know all your family his
tory." . ' ' ' . ,; - .-. .: ,. - ,. -
"When did Olivia" die?' I inquired,
though my tongue felt dry and parched,
and the room, with his fiendish face, was
swimming giddily before my eyes. '.'
"When was it, Carry?" he asked, turn
ing to his wife.' ,
"We heard she was dead on the first
of October," she answered. "You mar
ried me the next day." : ".- ,
"Ah, .yes!" he said;. "Olivia had been
dead to me for more than twelve months,
and the moment I was free I married
her, Dr. Martin. It was quite legal."
"But what jroof have you?" I. asked
still incredulous, yet -with . a heart , so
heavy that it could hardly souse itself
to hope. . ' " v - - -
"Carry, you have those letters,"" said
Richard Foster. .. -
"Here are the proofs," said Mrs. Fos
ter. ,, -. . - :-'-iy.y;:-- -,U"-t -
She put into- my hand an ordinary cer
tificate of death, signed by ' J. Jones,
M. D. - It stated that . the deceased,
Olivia Foster, had died on September
the 27th, of acute inflammation of the
lungs. Accompanying this was a letter
written in a good handwriting, purport
ing to be from a clergyman or minister,
who had attended Olivia in her. fatal, ill
ness. He said that she had desired him
to keep the place of her death and burial
a secret, and to forward no more than
the official certificate of the former
event. This letter wss signed E. Jones.
No elue was given by either document as
to the place where they were written.
. "Are you not satisfied," asked Foster.
.'NT. T VAnifn. un, i i rbit;A
1. 1 U V T. M b, UT I.
is dead, that yon have not takes posses
sion of her property" -
A shrewd question, he said jeering-
ly. "Why am I in these cursed poor
lodgings? Why am. I as poor as Job,
when there are twenty thousand pounds
of my wife's estate lying unclaimed? My
sweet, angelic Olivia left no will, or
none in my favor, you may be sure; and
by her father's will, if she dies intestate
Or without children, his property goes
to build almshouses, or some confounded
nonsense, in Melbourne. All she be
queaths to me is this ring, which I gave
to her on -our wedding day, curse her!"
He "held out his hand, on the little
finger of which shone a diamond, that
might, as far as I knew, be the one I
had once seen in Olivia's possession,
i "Perhaps you do not know," he con
tinued, "that it was on- this very point,
the making of her will, or securing her
property to me in some way, that my
wife took offense and ran away from me.
Carry was just a little too hard npon
her, and I was away in Paris. But con
sider, I expected to be left penniless,
just as you see me left, and Carry was
determined to prevent it."
' "Then you are sure of her death?". I
"So sure," he replied calmly, "that we
were married the next day. Olivia's let
ter to me, as well as those papers, was
conclusive of her identity. Would you
like to see it?" -- -
Mrs. Foster gave me a slip of paper,
on which were written a few lines.- The
words looked faint, and grew fainter to
my eyes as I read them. They were
without doubt Olivia's writing. -
"I know that you -are poor, and I
send you all I can spare the ring you
once gave to me. I am even poorer than
yourself, but I have just enough for my
There was no more to be said or done.
Conviction had been brought home to me.
I rose to take my leave, and Foster held
out his hand to me, perhaps with a kind
ly intention. Olivia's ring was glittering
on it, and I could not take it into mine.
"Well, well!" he said, "I understand;
I am sorry for you. Come again, Dr.
Martin Dobree. i- If you know of any
remedy for my case, you are no true man
if you do not try it." : - ?
I went down the narrow staircase,
closely followed hy Mrs. Foster.: Her
face had lost its gaiety and boldness, and
looked womanly and care-worn, as she
laid her hand upon my arm before open
ing the house-door. : --.
"For heaven's, sake,, come again," she
said,' "if you can do anything for him.
We have money left yet, and I am earn
ing more every, day. We can pay you
well. Promise me you will come again."
"I can promise nothing to-night," I an
"You shall not go till you promise," she
said emphatically. - - -. . ,
"Well, then,.! promise," I answered,
and she unfastened the - chahv almost
noiselessly, and opened the door into the
street.-. -a . .
CHAPTER XX. -
I reached home just as Jack was com
ing' in from his evening amusement. He
let me in with his latch-key, giving me
a cheery greeting; but as soon as we had
entered the dining-room, and he saw my
face, he exclaimed, "Good heavens! Mar
tin, what has happened to you?""
"Olivia is deadl" I answered.
-. His arm was about my neck In a mo
ment, for we were like boys together
still, when we were alone. He knew all
about Olivia, and he waited patiently M
l could put my tidings into words.
"It must be true," he said, though in a
doubtful tone; "the scoundrel would not
have married again if he had not suffl
clent proof." -.-- : -.- -.
"She must have died very soon after
my mother," I answered, ."and I never
knew irl" -
It's strange!" he said. "I wonder she
never got anybody to write to you or
Tnrdir." : .
There was no way of accounting for
that strange silence toward us. We sat
talking in short, broken sentences; but
we could come to no conclusion about it.
It was late when we parted, and I went
to bed, but not to sleep. ;.;, 7
Upon going downstairs in the morning
I found that Jack was already off, having
left a short note for me, saying he would
visit my patients that day. I had scarce
ly begun breakfast when the servant an
nounced "a lady," and as the lady fol
lowed close upon his heels, I saw behind
his shoulder the familiar face of Johan
na, looking extremely grave. : She was
soon seated beside me, watching me with
something of the tender, wistful gaze of
my motner. ... "
"Your friend, Dr. John Senior, called
upon us a short time since," she said,
and told us this sad, sad news. -I
nodded silently. r -:'-'-;-'.t:'
"If we had only known it yesterday
she continued," "you would never have
heard what we then said. This makes
so vast a difference. Julia could not have
become your wife while there was an
other woman living whom you ltfved
more. You understand her feeling?"
"Yes," I said; "Julia is right."
"My brother and I have been talking
about the change this will make," she
resumed. "He would not rob you of any
consolation or of any future happiness
not for worlds. He relinquishes all claim
to er hope of Julia s affection
That would be unjust to Julia," I In
terrupted. '"She must not be sacrificed
to me any longer. I do not suppose I
shall ever marry- " -
"You must marryv Martin," she inter
rupted in her turn, and speaking em
phatically; "you are altogether unfitted
for a bachelor's lite. It is all very well
for Dr. John Senior, who has never
known a woman's companionship, and
who can do without it. But it is misery
to you this cold, colorless life. No. Of
all men I ever knew, you are the least
fitted for a single life."
."Perhaps I am," I admitted, as I re
called my longing for some sign of wom
anhood about our bachelor dwelling. -
(To be continued.) .
NOAH'S ARK A MODERN SHIP.
Proof that the Shipballdtna- Xadnatry
Flourished Before Hli Time.
Another popular notion has been up
set. For centuries it has been supposed
that Father Noah was the first ship
builder of the world and that the ark
In which . he saved his family from
drowning was the first vessel that
"plowed the raging main." This suppo
sition has been found to be erroneous,
for there exist paintings of Egyptian
vessels immensely older than the date
2840 B. C, usually assigned to the ark,
being, lndeedv probably between seven
ty and eighty centuries old. Moreover,
there "are now in existence in Egypt
boats which were built about the period
the ark was constructed. .These are,
however, small craft, about thirty-three
feet long, seven feet or eight feet wide,
and two and a half feet to three feet
deep. - They were discovered six years
ago by, the eminent French Egyptolo
gist, M. J. De Morgan, in brick vaults
near Cairo and were probably funeral
boats. ; ' . .
They are constructed, of ; three-Inch
acacia and sycamore planks, dovetailed
together and fastened with trenails.
They have . floors but no ribs, and
though nearly 5,000 years old they held
together after their supports had been
removed. ' These boats may be consid
ered side by side , with the better
known, but much more modern, viking
ship, which Is now to be seen In a shed
at Christiana. . This craft was discov
ered In 1880 in a funeral mound, so that
we owe both these existing examples
of extremely ancient ships to the funer
al customs of countries so dissimilar as
Egypt and Norway.
Heron Nests In tbe Maine Woods.
There are three known heron colonies
in New, England. One of them Is on,
the plantation just to the north of Se-
bec Lake. On a point of land reaching
out Into the pond Is a growth of tall
silver birches, and there are at least
100 nests In the tops of these trees. Tbe
trees are tall, without limbs for forty
feet or more from the ground. It is a
well known fact that herons never
build a nest In a tree with limbs much
less than forty feet from the earth. The
nests are constructed from small sticks.
some up to an inch In .diameter. The
nest is at least two feet across, and
the eggs are a trifle smaller than a
ben's egg, and of a pale blue color. The
old birds go long distances on their for
aging trips, in some cases forty and fif
ty miles. The birds of this species
about Moo sehead Lake and around the
ponds miles to the south all make their
way to this particular colony at night
Standing on the point one can see the
birds coming from all directions during
the period in which" they feed their
young. New York Tribune. "
Java's Great Explosion. .
- Dr. Eugene Murray Aaron calls the
eruption of the volcano Krakatua in
Java "the greatest explosion of modern
times." i He says: ; -.2 7r' - V "'
"It is quite safe to say,, when we are
asked the question as to .which of all
the mighty manifestations of God's
power in this world thus far within
the ken of science has been the most
stupendous, the most all-overwhelming,
that the terrific annihilation of Kraka
tua, in 1883, surpasses all else. A smoke
that encircled the globe, a wave that
traveled. 7,500 miles, a sound heard 3,
000 miles afar and an air shock hurled
thrice around the earth what more
can be sought as testimony to the pent
up energies beneath our very feet?"
" ' ; The Densest Population.
The greatest density of the popula
tion in the world is claimed for Bom-,
bay, and is only disputed by Agra. The
population of Bombay amounts to, 760
persons per acre In certain areas, and
in these sections" the street area only
occupies one-fourth of the whole.- If
the entire population massed in the
streets for any purpose, - the density
would equal 8,040 persons per acre. . -
Clock for Theatrical Use.
To judicate the different numbers of
a program a newly designed clock has
a rotable dial plate, which can be per
forated at the proper places to engage
booked rods, which fall Into the holes
In the dial, and are pulled a short dis
tance to make electrical connections
with bells or indicators located in con
venient places. , ;
...y - .-'X-'-- A New Gun.
v A. centrifugal gun, discharging 30,000
bullets a minute, has been invented by
an English engineer. The bullets are
poured into a case from a hopper," and
guided Into a disk three feet in diame
ter, revolving in the case at the rate of
15,000 revolutions a minute. They are
discharged from the edge of the disk.
' . , Man'e Temperature. - . .;
Man's ordinary temperature is 9&6
degrees when" in good health; that of a
snail 76 degrees, and of a chicken 111
degrees. -r.-- '-' :'::..:'. -r; vVi'v.
We have remarked that soon after It
is announced that a .man seems to
drink at the fountain of 'perpetual
youth he dies.
The most successful nation is deter
Poear Pet a Matnral-Bera Boxen
A cat is a natural boxer. If yon
watch two kittens rolling and tumbling
about the floor you will occasionally
see spirited passages of arms between
them. ' They will 'lead,", "counter,"
"block," "duck" and "rush," "side
step," and, in fact, do all things that
your big brother does with bis boxing
instructor at the gymnasium.. The kit
tens will do it a great deal better, too,
for they are much quicker and more
graceful. It may seem "odd at first for
a boy or girl to box with a cat, but just
tap her quietly with your Index finger.
'You may tap her once, but not tbe sec
ond time, - for she will very nearly
block your second 'attempt with her
paw. You must use only one finger of
each hand, and be very careful to just
barely touch the cat-- Then you must
stroke her back occasionally at first, to
show that you are only playing with
her, and not angry. The cat will un
derstand very 'quickly that you are
only In fun and do not intend to hurt
her,, and will keep her claws out of
sight, so as not to scratch you, unless
she is a cranky old cat with a very
sour temper, and If she is you had
better leave her alone.
Of course, you do not know- much
about boxing, but you will learn . a
great deal from the cat if you watch
the manner in which she will handle
her paws After the cat "understands
that it is only a game, and you have
learned how to lead and counter from
watching her, you can have some pret
ty bouts, which will amuse the' whole
family and greatly help to shorten a
The Ley of the Lamp-Post.
on the cor
ner of a noi- '.
sy ( street; Each
. one who passes my
way I greet. And
' I never grum
r . ble at cold
ter, brigh- -1
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I'm ' - .
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I give. So
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. i.: in you to -
Cassell'a Little Folks. . .
Another Optical Illnaloa.
SHOWS DIFFICULTY Or JCDOINO D18
- .. ... TAHOK8.
Simple and striking Is this new opti
cal Illusion which has just been evolv
ed by an expert who has devoted much
study to the subject It shows after
an how easily we are deceived In
measuring distances with the eye .
You would think that the distance
between the points B and C was much
greater than that between A. and B.
As a matter of fact, the distances In
each casa Is precisely alike. .
- You may easily test this with a piece
of paper. ; Mark on the edge the pre
cise points. - -
One OF the Flr.t ifr. Rmiti,.'
Probably only a small nroDortion of
the members of the Smith family know
tne origin of their name. According to
traamon one at least or the "original
Smiths was a Macdonald. The Mac-
donalds crossed the North Channel Into
Ireland during the reism of Ja.hu
of England and settled In the northern
portion of the country. In July, 1660,
so the legend relates. William ill nf
England was' delayed In the valley of
tne river ttoyne tnrougn nls horse cast
ing a shoe.- A Macdonald was called
to shoe the king's horseand ever after,
he was called the king's smith. On
of his sons, named John, came to Amer
ica in 1720, and he was known as John
Smith. The famous CaDt John Smith.
however, had long since made the name
renowned by his exploits and his sto
ries of trayel and adventure. ' .
Precoclona Child Who Became Great.
: Every precocious boy does not be
come a brilliant man, but some brilliant
men have been precocious in. childhood.
John Buskin, the great English essay
1st and critic on art, was such a child.
At th age of 7 he wrote verses in
rhyme and kept a journal, or diary.
This journal was really a record of
trips through England that . he .took
with his father.- His Interest In the old
cathedrals and In the bits of scenery
that he saw during these journeys be
trayed the tastes that in later years
decided his career. .
Where Johnny Had Mother.
' Small Johnny had on his best clothes
one Sunday and his mamma told him
not to play in the dirt with them on.
"Don't they have any dirt in heaven to
play In?" he asked.' "No, of course
not," replied his mother. "Then what
do little boys do up; there?'-queried
Johnny. "Oh, they play harps and sing
ana sit unaer tne beautiful trees," was
the reply. "Well," said the little f el
W sw SB8
i K 4. si f
low,. "I don't see bow they can have
trees If there ain't no dirt" ,
J. Beaele oa an K treed.
"Bessie," said a mother to her 4-year-
old daughter, "here's 2 cents; run dowt
to the drug store on tbe corner and get
me a stamped envelope." A few min
utes later Bessie entered the store and
the proprietor asked: "Well, little girl,
what can I do for you?" "If you please,
sir," she replied, "my mamma wants
free cents wort of stamped antelope,"
Sorry Preepeet Ahead.
Little Katharine (aged 6 years) I
don't know yet what I'll be when I
grow up ballet .dancer or a cook;
but I suppose I'll be just a plain moth-
Isn't It pitiful? Puck. .- ;
A f bars Bejolnder.
Mr. Baldpate (to bashful ' boy)
What's the matter, little man? Has
the cat got your tongue? Tom Naw,
Has she got your t hair? New York
'Ma, I'm at the head of my class."
"How's that, Dick?" "Teacher -says
I'm the worst of all the bad boys in
school." Philadelphia Inquirer. -.
EVADED EXCLUSION LAWS.
Teaodcra Sinenele, a Chinaman and a
Bug of Value, Here to t tar. '
If "handsome Is as handsome does"
any picture of the tenodera sinensis
should be a truly beautiful thing to
gaze on. It is a Chinaman and a bug,
and we are so accustomed to consider
ing both Chinamen and bugs as ene
mies that It Is hard to realize that this
recent importation Is of value. It is a
mantis and was probably Introduced
into Mount Airy (Pa.) society on some
plants Imported by Thomas Meehan,
the nurseryman..- It first made its ap
pearance in 1897 and was for a long
time a great enigma to local entomolo
gists. A photograph of the single spe
cimen then captured was sent to Dr.
H. de Saussure, who recognized it as
tenodera sinensis, described by him
from China. He says: ' "
"It is certainly very interesting that
this large species has been transported
to the United States. I suppose tbe bag
of eggs has come over pasted on the
leaves or the branches of a Chinese
plant. It is curious that It "has sur
vived the change of climate, for the
tenodera are only from hot countries.
It Is a question If the species will stand
your winters.- I suppose -there must
be many other specimens living in the
neighborhood of the place where your
specimen was captured. One ought to
let them live to see if they'fill multiply.-
It Is a useful insect destroying
the bad plant insects and "not at all
noxious to vegetation. . O-
The other day, four years since the
above was written, a couple of students
from the American Entomological So
ciety made a journey to Mount Airy.
Three hundred of this giant mantis was
found, - showing that, despite adverse
prediction, they had successfully sur
vived the rigorous winters. . Although
they have two pairs of wings the fe
males rarely fly. The mantis sits bolt
upright with wings folded close to her
sides, and. turns her head demurely
from side to side, but woe betide the
Insect which comes .within range, for
the long, powerful forearms, set with
sharp spines, will Instantly grasp' and
hold him as in a terrible vise. - Then
the Innocent looking mantis will grad
ually eat him. '
- Certainly some heroic masculine man
tis should start a male mantis suffrage
society, says the -Philadelphia Record,
for not only are the gentler sex the
larger, but they are the lords of crea
tion, and without any compunction de
vour piece by. piece their male help
mates. .- . , . ; .. "
; So valuable is the mantis for destroy1
lng noxious Insects that the naturalists
brought several away- with them and
will carefully observe their .habits,
with the view of their more general In
troduction throughout the country, al
though they -object to being handled
and with their sharp claws often bring
the blood. . Yet they are entirely harm
less to mankind. -. ' : f ,
AT THE. RUMMAGE SALE.
Her Parisian Hat Created an Unex
pected Sensation. "
"My wife went abroad this last sum
mer," said the talkative man,1 "and, so
far, the only thing she saw that she
has been able to describe was the in
terior of the store in Paris where she
bought a bonnet that was a dream of
undented . beauty, using her words,
When she returned she found one , of
the Innumerable clubs that she be
longs to holding a rummage sale, and
she plunged into it with all the enthu
siasm that she- is noted for, although
I had an impression that the Idea of
showing her bonnet direct from Paree,
was uppermost In her mind. '
. "She was anxious for me to see the
display of old junk that they had col
lected, so I walked down with her to
the place where the sale was being
held. She had promised to act as one
of the saleswomen, and much to her
regret she found that her new bonnet
was In danger of being damaged from
the miscellaneous stuff that hung from
every conceivable point; so she was
obliged to remove It and place it care
fully away. She had hardly done this
when it was seized by another mem
ber of the club, who held it up with a
shriek of laughter.
" "Who in the world sent this old
thing here? she cried. "Why, it is
twenty years behind the fashion, and
we couldn't get 10 cents for It!,. It-is
a shame to take up our valuable space
with such stuff as that F - .
"My wife didn't find her voice," con
tinued the talkative man, according to
the Detroit Free Press, "till me got
home, and then, as it generally hap
pens in a riot the innocent spectator
got hurt namely, myself.''
HER HOUR OF TRIUMPH.
om icjoicen n nea tat none . nan.
- Kicked the Bnanry to Pieces. -
Some neighbors and friends of oura
had a horse called Alcade, says Horace
Yachell in his interesting description
of California life; and thereupon he
goes on to rejate an Incident in which,
the horse played an Important part
Alcade was a most resDectable horse. -
but like all of us he had his failing;
ha wrmlA fltMr Kla tall a V. MtM.
So one day my friend, when about to ,
take his wife out for a drive, tied down
Alcade' s tail so tightly and securely
that not a wiggle was left In It
. Now, It happened that only , that
morning my friend's wife had turned
on the water water, you must under
stand. Is a, very precious article on a
ranch In Southern : California and,
alas! she had neglected to turn it off.
So the water had flowed away; leaving
the family tank empty and cracking
beneath the ardent rays of the sun.
' , Conceive, If you can, the wrath of a
husband condemned by his wife's care
lessness to pump many hundreds of
gallons of water! You mar be sure
that he he waa an Rncrlldhmnn tnlri '
bis unhappy wife that "she had com
mitted the unparddnable sin; and she,
poor soul, appreciating the magnitude
of her offense, held her peace which
Is remarkable because she was a
daughter of the West
; Perhaps the husband was sorry that '
he had spoken so harshly, and thought
that a drive behind a fast trotter would
establish happier relations between the
two who should be one. Be that as it
may, after the drive was over he began
w uuucuuGOD nKAUC, Ills W1JLB BUlilUIUgT
by and talking to him.
ine traces were unnooked, the
breeching-straps unbuckled, and then
Alcade was commanded to leave the
shafts; but Alcade, wise as Balaam's
ass, never stirred, for he knew that his
tail was still fast to the buggy. There-
vf&tu , Biuaiuj IU AUJallc B U1I1U UUttr
Alcade. who had doubtless been nurs
ing his wrongs all the afternoon, and
vraaw nan uio "Ftrui L Uill Lj , US LUc IttW-
v, . , .VHW.b,v
l.lnl.l i.1 m . ... . . .
VrTH NHV Til OnAttT AalldA . HAtollofn1 .
My- friend's wife watched thl
f A1.,n M . A.. 1 4. A , 1 , . i
"-". "-i. ".Ml JUlc&CBL, aiiu Wild! 11
was over she turned to her husband
and said: , :
"My dear, after this I shall turn on :
the water and let it run as of ten. and
as long as I please." ; . . ; V : -
CHILD ARMY CAPTAIN. i
Son of Gen. Lawton Held That Rank In '
... .. Philippines. '
The Kentucky State Guard numbers "
among its members the youngest indi- '
vldual that ever
d o nned shoulder
Rtronct Itl tlin TTnft-
ed States army or-
who has been un
der fire in battle.
This person is .
Lawton, son of the -late
Gen. H. W.-f
Xiawxon, wno, ai-.
tnouen only 13
VMM nrf la til a
Dugier tor tne nrst Dattauon artillery, .
Kentucky State Guard. ' ' ',
At the age of 11 years this boy was -
on the firing line and under Are. He
i L A! I t 1 n .1
wem i.u Lilts jruiiiipiutis wiui His lamef
and served in various commands until -
his father's death In December, 1899.
Soon after arriving he was assigned to
the Dosltlon of volunteer aide on hid
father's staff with the rank of captain.
He served faithfully and well, going
through the entire campaign, taking
part in all the expeditions, and endur
ing the same hardships as the others of
kilts uuiiiiiraiiu. -
cwore Biaruuc on mat 10ns: norm-
era expedition with his father to Lu
zon, the result of which meant so much.
tic hpttmI tnr noma tlmo na nn nlria tn
Gen. Fred Grant while the latter was.
stationed at Bacor. Of all the relics;
uruugui. uhck j.ruui me niiippmes.
uuys tne jrniiaaeipnia inquirer, tne
1MI(MT IH'HN IVI IIV I I I 1 1 1 H I U I Till IllTW'Tll I
papers showing his assignment and pro
motions while serving in the volunteer
army of the United States.
Two club-men were discussing the
financial affairs of some of their ac
: "now tnere s Brown. . He s been
he come out?"
"Away ahead." ; :J
- "ann T novo a wi lorna .. e-ta rta a nan..
bled extensively In oats. Has he made
. - "He hasn't done as well as Brown
has. But Thompson you know Thomp
son?" ,'.:-" -,':":'y,.
, "Yes, I know him." .
" "WelL he's worth as much as Brown
and Williams put -together." , .
: "There you're wrong. I know Thomp
son's circumstances exactly. He isn't
worth a cent" . . .
; "Just so. Brown is worth two hun
dred thousand dollars, and Williams Is
two hundred thousand dollars' worse
wealth of the two it amount to noth
ing, the same as Thompson's. Have
you forgotten mathematics?"
' Ah. nf ITlial.r!h,Mi)lairf.riji.
' "Our minister is a splendid man. Ev?
erything about him is so good."
"Yes, I've noticed that 1'ke many
ministers, he even has a good appetite."
Philadelphia Bulletin. '
Give any woman time, and she will
complain of the condition In which her
clothes with real lace on came out of
the wash. : v '
If a baby is well-spring of pleastre
twins must be a deluge, - . ,