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THE GIRL WITH
By D. C. Murray
Cl! Al'THU XXIV. ( Cent in nod. 1
'l m't no, Hector," snid t h widow
During llie whole of his harangue sin
hud hold his h:in is niul had kont lu-r
cvi's lived -.iiioii his. nml hp had endured
lnr craze like nn honest limn, and had
returned it with a sad and gentle gravity
inexpressibly affecting. "Pou't go. Hoc
There was a tender part in;, and ho
was out iu t he streets alone, with his
amazing good fort uno.
It was early affernoon when a letter
from Julia reached him. He opened it
with a curious sort of misgiving, and
rose to his feet startled nt the sight of
a check within the letter. The check
was for no less a sum than a thousand
rounds. The little widow's accompany
ing letter told him that she had heard
of his embarrassments, and had desired
to speak of them, hut could not find the
courage, lie was to take this whether he
wanted it or not, and if he refused, she
would never, never forgive him.
When once he knew the priceless good
fortune that had befallen him. he seized
his hat, dashed into the street, and hail
lug a cab, was driven to the bank. He
was but just in time, and was the last
man served that day; but when he
emerged he carried the price of his own
freedom, and Dobroski's safety, in his
Mr. Wroblewskoff was out at the mo
ment of O'Uourke's call on business of im
portance. He felt for his own part that
his immediate business was the most im
portant upon which he had ever embark
ed. It led him to the residence of Dr.
Brun, in Ilollington place, and made a
lengthy conversation necessary there.
'"I have simplified my plan, sir," said
the junior spy, "and if I so happy as to
secure your approval of it, I can set to
work at once."
'"Let me hear," said the elder.
"Dobroski is more interested in the
younger men than in the elder ones,"
paid Zeno. "There is a youngster named
Bernstein, a son of Carl Bernstein"
Dr. Rrun nodded "the lad who was late
ly chased out of Vienna. He has many
friends in Warsaw, and Pobroski Is very
fond of him, and proud of him."
"I know I know," said the elder. "Go
"I propose to call on Dobroski this
afternoon, with news of Bernstein. I
propose to ask him to come and dine with
Bernstein and myself this evening."
"Where is Bernstein?"
"In Paris. I represent him as having
Just arrived in London, mad with his late
expulsion from Austria, and determined
to go at once to Warsaw and head a rev
olution among the students there. I rep
resent him as having appealed to me to
join him. I beg Dobroski to meet him
this evening at my rooms and dissuade
him from this mad enterprise. There is
no surer bait than this. He will rise to
It, I know."
"Once at my rooms, we sit down to
awt.it Bernstein. I have been so very
particular about to-day's dinner that I
myself have engaged the cook. He is one
of our own people Bernardo a poor
creature in his profession, but an ad
mirable cook. . When I ring twice eagerly
and close together he will know his sig
nal. It may be coffee it may be soup
-it will have to be whatever I can per
suade the old rascal to take."
"Precisely," said the doctor.
"Petrovski is in apartments on the
floor below, and has been there in readi
ness for a fortnight. He is known to
the people of the house as a doctor, and
has already attended the landlady and a
housemaid. When Bernardo has prepar
ed the coffee or the soup, it is sent up.
When Dobroski has taken it, he feels un
"The old gentleman being unwell, and
I being unwell also," continued Zeno,
"we suspect the soup or the coffee, or
whatever it is we have taken. We be
come alarmed, and I ring the bell. 'Run
for the doctor on the second floor.' The
doctor inquires for symptoms. We have
great nausea we have burning pains."
"And then the old gentleman must be
attended to first. I am younger and can
bear it better, and I am very solicitous
for the old gentleman. The old gentle
man gets a soothing draught, and is ad
vised to lie still. ,IIe lies still and goes
"And wakes in Calais?"
"And wakes in Calais. We travel, at
tended by the doctor. The old gentleman
wakes in the same room, and finds his
friends beside him. He will be very ill
and languid. He will complain of a
splitting headache. He will need a new
"Yes, yes. And the new medicine lands
him at Vienna?"
"Then," cried Zeno, "and the thing is
He shook hands respectfully, and with
drew. The good Wroblewskoff half an
hour later called ujion Dobroski with
haste and trouble legibly painted on his
face. He told his tale of Bernstein, the
gallant, fiery youngster, the Benjamin of
the insurrectionary flock.
"When do you expect him?" asked Dob
roski. "In an hour's time, dear sir."
A little before his appointed time Dob
roski arrived, and was shown upstairs
Into the apartments of Mr. Wroblewskoff.
"Our young friend is not here yet?"
"Not jet, sir, I expect him momentar-
"We must save the lad, Wrobleskoff."
"You will save him, dear sir," cried
Wroblewskoff. "He will listen to you ;
he will obey you." Then there was si
lence for awhile. Once or twice the
Fpy's lips moved, but he did not speak.
He cleared his throat with a rasping
pound, and arose from the seat he had
taken. "A cup of coffee, dear sir? I'm
just about to order it."
"Thank you. Yes."
There was a lingering indecision be
tween tb words, and the spy stood be
kind kit Intended victim, wita bia baad
"I on the hell pull, waiting while he might
have counted three. He had scarcely
ever found a pause in his speech so long.
He rang twice, one pull followed swiftly
and sharply on the other.
"Coffee for two black coffee."
The notable scheme was well upon Its
way now, and the spy's pulses beat quick,
and his throat and tongue and lips were
dry, and felt hard, like wood. The cof
fee came, hot and fragrant. Dobroski
drew his cup beside him on the table. It
seemed an age before he sipped. The spy
had already put his lips to his own cup,
and could detect nothing strange in the
flavor of the liquid.
At that instant a curious burning pang
shot across the spy's stomach, and a sec
ond later a feeling of nausea rose within
him. like that he always experienced even
in the smoothest weather when he pass
ed between France and England. Dob
roski shifted uneasily, and took a drink at
"I can afford to escape the rest," said
the spy to himself. "But it shall be
mine to open the ball." He began to walk
up and down the room, and suddenly
threw a window open. Dobroski turning
to look nt him, saw that he was rubbing
at the bottom of his waistcoat with both
hands, and that he wore a disgusted and
almost indignant look.
"What is the matter?" asked the old
man, rising, "lou are in pain?" He ad
vanced toward his betrayer ; but as he
took his first step he paused and flushed,
aying an outstretched hand upon his
"I am on fire," said Zeno. "I am
sick. I loathe myself."
"I, too," said Dobroski, quietly, "feel
a sense of burning and sickness."
"It is the coffee." cried Zeno. "We
have both taken it. There is something
unwholesome in the coffee."
The old man sank back into his chair,
white and trembling. "You have drunk
more than I," cried the spy, as if in a
paroxysm of regret and fear. "You're
ill. Ah ! dear sir, you're ill. lie is ill.
lie is dying. Ah! the doctor. There is
a doctor on the second floor. What a
He rang the bell, and then rushed to
the door and tore it open.
Ihe doctor:" he shouted. "The doc
tor on the second floor ! Tell him ' to
come here ! Quickly ! quickly !"
A door opened below, feet ran rapidly
upstairs. A man presented himself, strug
gling into a respectable professional
frock coat as he entered the room.
"What is the matter?" he demanded.
"My friend !" cried Zeno ; "the dear
est. He is dying. And I also. We have
taken poison. The coffee."
lie threw himself upon the couch and
contorted his body, as if he were in
agony. Dobroski sat white and still, with
both hands trembling on his chest, and
great beads of sweat running from his
forehead. The newcomer tasted the
coffee, and spat it out again, with a wry
face. Dobroski watched him collectedly
and inquiringly :
"Verdigris," said the doctor. "Another
example of the folly of the copper kettle.
I will put you both right in a moment."
He ran downstairs, and presently return
ed with a tumbler in either hand.
"Your antidote, sir," he said, in a
business tone to Zeno, and then advanc
ing to Dobroski Bet one hand below the
old man's head and with the other held
the draught to his lips. "Drink this, sir ;
it will soothe you at once."
He went quietly from the room, but
did not trouble himself to descend into
the kitchen. He occupied himself instead
by looking over the contents of a small
black hand-bag, which held among other
things five or six blue vials with glass
stoppers, and a hypodermic syringe in its
case. This last he examined with great
particularity, and for extra safety be
stowed it in his waistcoat pocket.
In a little while the doctor mounted to
the room above, and entered softly with
out knocking. Zeno, with a shining tri
umph in his looks, arose, and lifted a
trembling forefinger for silence. The doc
tor advanced on tiptoe.
"lie is sound," whispered Zeno. "Will
he awake upon the journey?"
"I will take care of that," replied the
Neither he nor Zeno could sit still.
They prowled stealthily here and there,
doing unnecessary things, and now and
again exchanging a whisper. Once or
twice the doctor took Dobroski by the
wrist and counted his pulsation. Once he
lifted one of the sleeping man's eyelids
and stared fixedly at the unseeing eye
that looked hard at him.
"The carriage is here," said Zeno, when
half an hour had gone by. "Let us get
away at once. We can drive slowly. I
stifle in this abominable indoor air."
With this he disappeared, carrying his
portmanteau with him. In a minute or
two he was back again, and, entering
with needless stealth, signed to the doc
tor to assist him in moving the sleeping
A wickerwork wing, with here and
there a clamp of iron to strengthen it,
lay on either side the couch, and these
being raised and fastened with straps the
figure was secured from falling off.
"Now a cloak over all. Draw out the
hood. Bring it more over the face. That
will do. Let us get away."
The two men took up their burden and
bore it down stairs. The narrowness of
the way and its many corners made this
a aimcult and lengtny task, ana wnen
they came upon the street at last the
two bearers were flushed and breathless.
Facing the door stood a brake, with a
pair of horses, and seatetl on the box was
a liveried coachman with a cockade upon
his hat. One or two passers-by paused
to watch the proceedings.
"Can my poor dear friend bear the
journey, doctor?" asked the spy, in open
"Easily," returned the doctor. A mo
ment. I have forgotten my medicaments.
He diuhed upstairs in search of the black
The street In which Mr. Zen had bad
apartments was a third of a mile long,
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minute before Dooro-ki was carried out
by careful doctor and sorrowing friend a
lounger turned the corner far away. Ho
saw something like a coffin carried from
a house at the other end of the lengthy re-organization of the work and nddi-stroe-t,
and saw one or two idle people tional agricultural specialists have been
top to look on. He quickened ins pace;
peering keenly beneath the hand with
w hich ho sluulowi'd his eyes. Then, in
u sudden, he broke into a headlong run,
and while Mr. Zeno was posturing over
his poor dear friend the attention of one
half the little crowd was drawn to this
advancing figure. - The man ran, though
unpursued, as if he ran for life, and at
the moment when the doctor leaped into
his place and gave the word to the coach
man, the newcomer seized the horses by
the reins and panted. "Stop !" Zeno
looked up and saw O'Rourke.
"Stand clear!" cried Zeno, in a sudden
frenzy. Then, to the coachman, "Drive !
Cut him down and drive !"
"Stop this man !" cried O'Rourke, ap
pealing to the crowd.
Zeno snatched the whip from the
coachman's hand and slashed at O'Rourke
and the horses again and again. There
was a prodigious rearing, and then all at
once O'Rourke was down, and the brake
was away full speeH.
The Vienna correspondent of the Comet
writes as follows :
"What may be fitly described as an
entr'acte in the romantic Dobroski drama,
which is absorbing the attention of the
whole world of Vienna at this moment,
took place to-day. The wedding of his
gallant deliverer, Mr. Hector O'Rourke,
M. P.,, with the charming American mill
ionairess, was attended by the whole
beau-monde, and places were struggled
for as if the high contracting parties had
been emperor and empress, instead of
plain Irish gentleman and American lady.
The real attraction was the presence of
Monsieur Dobroski himself, who gave
away the bride.
"I had a long interview with the bride
groom yesterday. He has recovered from
his injuries, and the fears of internal
damage have disappeared. He made one
statement which appears to me to deserve
to be chronicled as a psychological curi
osity. He declares that in the first dawn
of recovery after six-and-thirty hours of
unconsciousness, his effort to recall the
facts, and his fear lest he should not be
able to make them clear to those who
were about him, retarded the return of
speech for a whole day. It was only by a
prodigious effort of self-control that he
lay in perfect quiet for an hour, and thus
gained self-possession and tranquillity
enough to explain the extraordinary cir
cumstances of the case.
"Mr. O'Rourke, who "has had several
interviews with the Russian embassador
since his visit here, is fully persuaded of
the truth of the energetic protestations
his excellency has made as to the inno
cence of the Russian government from
complicity in this remarkable affair. He
regards the abduction of his friend Mon
sieur Dobroski as the fruit of a private
"Mr. O'Rourke will return to Vienna
in time to attend the final examination
of the prisoner. It is to be regretted that
the mainspring of the villainous affair,
the treacherous Pole, Wroblewskoff,
should have succeeded in making good his
escape. The mere fact of the Polish
origin of the criminals is in itself re
garded here as a sufficient proof of the
innocence of the Russian government."
DEADLY WAKE OF KING GEORGE.
Name Still Thing to Conjure with la
Some Part of World.
If ever you happen to be so for
tunate as to take a trip down the west
coast of Africa you'll be sure to hear
of the famous old West Iudlaman, King
George, says a writer in the New York
Herald. This yarn Is backed up by
the records of the British admiralty,
so, of course, It is true. She was
wrecked in the year 1789, during a
hurricane that devastated thf coast of
Cuba and the West Indies generally.
Every man, woman and child aboard
of her was lost, and the ship herself
was stripped of her. top hamper, masts
and spars and went drifting, a hope
less wreck, "bawd to all disaster."
She was first reported by a ship of
the same company some hundred miles
north of the point where the storm Is
supposed to have struck her. Men
were sent aboard her from her sister
Indiaman and reported that she was
sinking rapidly. After that she was
never completely lost to sight for the
best part of five years, when she van
ished in a storm off the Grand Ca
naries. In that time she had drifted
upward of 10,000 miles, and had been
the direct cause of at least four wrecks
and the Indirect cause of three more,
Her travels were strange enough, espe
cially at that time, when the locations
of the ocean currents were only vague
ly guessed at by the most speculative
of mariners. She Journeyed north'
ward and eastward from the Gulf of
Mexico to the British Isles, and then,
making a long curve, to the west
coast of Africa. During all that time
she was constantly reported by pass
ing ships, many of whom sent men
aboard of her. At last the British
government dispatched a man-of-war
after her, with orders to blow her up.
Instead the frigate ran on a reef and
was wrecked. Another, the Daphne,
was then sent out, but she encountered
a slaving dhow and was sunk In the
By this time the whole English-
speaking seafaring world was agog
over the mystery. When a third war
ship was dispatched and In her turn
ran high and dry on the beach, super
stition had its way and the King
George was allowed to proceed on her
ghostly path In peace. She was re
ported a few times after that by pass
ing merchantmen, then disappeared for
good and all In a tornado that destroy
ed much beside the derelict But her
name is still a thing to conjure with
la some parts of the world.
COLLEGE BROADENS WORK.
Additional Agricultural Specialities Are
Added at Corvallis.
Agriculture is being given more
prorairenre this year at the Oregon Ag
rieultural college. There has been a
ajjeij to the faculty. There will now
be four men instead of two devoting
their time exclusively to livestock,
dairying, lield crops and poultry. It
is hoped to add still further to the agri
cultural Btaff at the college so that the
Oregon institution may fully meet the
demands of the farmers of the state for
competent direction along agricultural
Dr. James Withycombe, in addition
to his duties as director of the experi
ment station, will have charge of the
animal husbandry work of the college
and station. Professor F. L. Kent,
heretofore assistant agriculturist, has
been made professor of dairying and
will give his full time to that subject.
Professor II. L. Scudder, of the Agri
cultural college of Kansas, haB been se
lected to fill the new chair of agron
omy, and his work will be along the
line of field crops and farm machinery.
Protestor Siulder is a graduate of the
Illinois college of agriculture, and after
leaving college spent some time in the
employ of the United States depart
ment cf agriculture, his work taking
him into neaily every agricultural re
gion of the West. In California he
made an extensive study of irrigation
and foil cultivation. Professor Scudder
will be of great assistance to the farm
ers of the state as well as to the students
in the class room.
For the new department of poultry
husbai d y James Dryden was selected.
The poultry industry is a great wealth
producer in this state, and the college
proposes tc aid in its development by
the dissemination of information on
better methods and in the investigation
of problems connected with, poultry
keeping. Professor Dryden comes from
th Utah Agricultural college whete his
experimental work was so successful as
to bring the Utah station international
recognition fcr its poultry work. He
spent some time at the Montana station
in establishing a poultry department,
and from there went to New York state
to etart a poultry farm for the Cyphers
Incubator company, returned to the
Utah station last year upon being offer
ed superior inducements. He believes
there is room for great development of
poultry husbandry in Oregon.
THE STATE FAIR.
Exhibits. While Creditable, Did Not
Do State Justice.
The Oregon State fair was a credit-
able showing of the products of the
state. The county exhibits, though
not as numerous as they should have
been, showed a great profusion of pro
ducts of the highest excellence. The
people of the state don't half appreci
ate the state and its marvelous re
sources. It is doubtful if any other
county in any other state of the Union
could show such a great variety of pro
ducts of such high quality as any one
of the county exhibits at the Salem
The Agricultural college exhibit was
an educator. The exhibit from the
Eastern Oregon experiment station was
amost striking showing of the agricul
tural resources of that section. The
livestock exhibit on the whole was
worthy of the state. The draft and
coach horses n ade a splendid showing.
A good phowing was made by dairy cat
tle, but hirdly enough of dairy pro
ducts. Of beef animats the exhibit
was not as large aa it should be. but
some fine animals were shown. The
swine exhibit was most creditable.
The sheep exhibit was good, but many
of the sheep were not in show condi
tion. The poultry building was well
patronized and the exhibit was fairly
good. The almost entire absence of
farm machinery was noticeable. A
strong exhibit of farm machinery should
be a feature of every good fair.
Willamette Valley's Reputation.
The Willamette valley has a reputa
tion all over our country as one of the
most productive regions in the world.
That reputation eeems to have been
based on past achievements rather than
on its present day farming. This is
not true of all sections of the valley,
but as a whole the valley is not produc
ing one-half of what it might easily
produce by the same expenditure of
With a soil of great native fertility
and with a climate suited to the high
est production, it would look as though
there were no excuse for a crop of
wheat yielding less than thirty bushels
an acre, and the writer has seen a yield
of less than fifteen bushels.
The trouble is that the Willamette
valley lias been farmed for fifty years
with little or no effort made to give
back to the soil the fertility that years
of successive cropping has taken away.
Had more clover and alfalfa been
grown, the Willamette valley might
still be the wonder and admiration of
the world. While a crop of wheat or
other grains leaves the soil poorer, a
crop of clover or alfalfa actually leaves
it richer. This lesson does not seem
to have been well learned in the "Fam
ous Willamette Valley."
PALMY SHEEP DAYS ARE OVER.
Great Flecks Near Ellensburg a Thing
of the Past.
Sheep raising in the Yakima section
is undergoing important changes, due
to conditions which have arisen in the
last 10 years. While it "still continues
an important industry in Kittitas coun
ty and other parts of the Yakima val
ley, it is not carried on to extensively
as a few years ago, and the number of
sheep growers is materially decreasing.
The ranges are being gradually dimin-
ished by the reclamation service and by
the forest reserve policy of the govern
ment, which is eliminating much of
the range from publio use. J. C.
Lloyd, an extensive sheep grower of
this county, estimates that not more
than 25,000 lambs will be shipped to
Eaftem markets this year from the
country between Ellensburg and Phsco,
whereas five years ago over 200,000
head were shipped yearly. This is
partly due, however, he says, to the
fact that more lambs are now shipped
to the coast than a few years ago, al
though the total shipments there this
year, he thinks, will not exceed 50,000,
"The range is being so diminished."
said Mr. Lloyd, "that none but those
who own their land can afford to raise
sheep in any quantities. Much of the
former range is being converted into
good farming land through irrigation,
and the forest reserve policy of the
government is shutting the sheep raiser
out of a large part of the range. I
should say that the elimination of this
land by the government has cut down
the number of sheep on that land by as
much as 25 per cent.
"The sheep in this section are being
raised as much for mutton now as for
wool, and there is a greater demand
for good mutton than there used to be.
The price, too, has advanced, which
makes it a profitable bueiness to pur
sue." Oregon Irrigation Congress.
The first irrigation congress of Oregon
was held at Grants Pass on September
10 and 11. At the close of the session
a permanent organization was effected,
with Dr. Withycombe, of the Oregon
Agricultural college, as president: Mr.
C W. Mallett, of Vale, Oregon, as vice
president, and Mr. O. S. Blanchard, of
Grants Pass, as secretary. It is pro
posed to hold annual meetings to dis
cuss irrigation and forestry problems.
A committee was appointed to confer
with the committee of the Forestry as
sociation with a view to merging the
two crganizations. It was felt that ir
rigation and forestry had interests in
common. Much good should come
from this organization.
Western Apples Best.
The official report of the department
of Agriculture on the condition of the
apple crop on September 1 fully confirms
earlier estimates of a poor apple crop
throughout the United States. The
average condition is reported as 34.7
per cent. Few if any of the states have
an average crop. The Pacifio states
show up best California 75 per cent,
Oregon 70 per cent, Washington 88 per
cent. The Middle states are the poor
est, the lowest of all being Kansas,
which is 2 per cent, and Missouri,
which is 9 per cent. The report is a
good advertisement for Oregon and
Washington. It will serve to direct
further attention to this territory as a
favorable apple country.
The contract baa been let for the
construction of a college barn at the
Oregon Agricultural college. This will
be one of the most complete barns at
any of the colleges, and will help the
livestock and daily work greatly.
Farmers might, help solve the freight
car shortage by ke ping more poultry,
feeding the grain to the chickens and
send the eggs to market by express or
"Dear," said the wife, "I really don't
believe you would marry again if you
were to lose me."
"Oh, I'm devoted enough," replied
the husband, "but there are others."
"I wasn't thinking of that," she re
plied sweetly, "but that I don't know
another woman who would have you."
"A real philosopher," said Uncle
Eben, "kin alius find sumpln' to be
glad about. I used to know a man dat
found a heap o' satisfaction in his
wooden leg, 'cause It Ief him dat much
less room foh de rheumatism." Wash
"I have made up my mind," said Mr.
TImmid, "that I shall speak to your
"Yes," replied the dear girl, "father
said he thought you would and he also
said If you truly loved me you'd take
out an accident-insurance policy In my
favor." Philadelphia Press.
Goes Without Saying:.
Conan Doyle had just notified Sherlock
Holmes of his approaching marriage.
"Of course," he said, "I need not tell
you that I have selected you as my best
man. The position naturally belongs to
"Quite so," assented Sherlock Holmes,
absent mindedly shooting a charge of
done into his left arm.
A member of the proletariat was ad
"Sir," said he, "the wolf has been at
my door for months."
"I'ooh, pooh, my good man," responded
the fat capitalist. "Such is not the na
ture of the wolf. You have evidently
been reading unscrupuloua literature."
The Way of It.
Ilusband (during the spat) I sup
pose I am never to have my way about
Wife Of course you are. You can
have your way when it Is the same as
n.y way, but when our ways are differ
ent I Intend to have my way.
"There Is one thing to be said in fa
vor of a boy going to a circus with his
father," remarked the Observer of
Events and Things; "he don't have to
crawl under the tent" Yonkers
Sleep Is easiest and the most refresh
ing when the head is somewhat lower
than the feet Instead of two pillows,
therefore, use only one, and place the
other under the feet. This position,
says a doctor, Is a marvelous cure
against all nervous diseases, and also
lung diseases. If adopted In time. Any
one threatened with blood to the head,
however, should not sleep with the feet
higher than the head.
Hot soda baths are recommended by
some persons for rheumatism, and the
way they are taken Is this: Fill the
tub half full of water as hot as can be
borne, add half a pound of common
baking soda,, and immerse the body for
at least twenty minutes, keeping up
the temperature by the addition of hot
water from time to time. Vaseline or
cold cream should be rubbed Into the
skin after the latter has b,eeu dried, in
order to replace the natural oils.
The term ptomaine poison Is quite
common, yet few people know what it
really Is. According to scientists, pto
maines are poisonous products formed
I In fish, meat, milk and other articles of
j food by a process of decomposition that
leaves little other trace of Its action.
Bacteria probably promotes the forma
tion, but on that point some doubt re
mains. The taint develops In conse
quence of failure to cook food proier
ly, and if kept for some time Is not
sealed air-tight" Excruciating sickness
and often death follows cose after eat
ing foods Improperly cooked or canned.
Always close the eyes for a few sec
onds when changing suddenly to a
bright light. Do not face a light when
reading, writing or working. Do not
sleep facing a light; not even moon
light. When the eyes are very tired,
bathe them In hot and cold water alter
nately first hot, then cold. Apply the
hot and cold water also to the back of
the head and neck, nt the base of the
brain. The hot application relieves con
gestion while the cold stimulates the
blood and nerve vessels to renewed ac
tivity. Massage the back of the head
and neck and along the spine. Notice
the course of the optic nerve.
Copper Idol Koond Tvllh Skeleton.
Skeletons are being found In a
gravel pit from which the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad Com
pany Is obtaining ballast for Its exten
sion through western South Dakota
from Missour river to the Black Hills.
The gravel pit Is situated on the east
ern end of the extension, near the
town of Oacoma, and but a short dis
tance from Missouri river. In the
neighlmrohod of fifty human skeletons
have thus far been unearthed.
Most of them were found at a depth
of from four to eight feet beneath the
surface of the ground ,nnd nil were
burled In either a standing or sitting
posture. The majority of the skeletons
are those of people of small stature,
much Ik1ow the ordinary or average
height of the present North American
One skeleton, however, Is that of a
man who In life must have been fully
seven feet In height. In close proxim
ity to the skeleton of this giant were
found Implements of copper nnd bone,
these being found In each of the graves
near that of the giant, while in another
grave was discovered a copper Idol
about eight inches In length.
We read in an ancient chronicle that
when a letter not altogether courteous
was snt to the Emperor of Japan by
the Emperor of China, the Mikado
opened his answer thus: "The Emperor
of the land where the sun rises ad
dresses himself to the Emperor of the
land where the sun sets." On another
occasion, when the Chinese Emperor
had the audacity to demand the sub
mission of Japan, that spirited country
chopped off the heads of the luckless
ambassadors ! Mexican Herald.
"Now I have an Impression In my
head," said the teacher. "Can any of
you tell me what an impression is?"
"Yes'm, I win," replied a little fel
low at the foot of the class. "An im
pression Is a dent In a soft siiot."
Birmingham (Ala.) Advance. ,
Iletter Worth Knotting;.
Long before the popularity of Jlu J!t
su, writes a metropolitan preacher, In
the Homlletic Review, "I learned, what
every minister ought to know, how to
put a disorderly man out of the room.
But a better thing to know Is how to
put an evil thought out of the heart"
Among the Mermalda.
"She Is always anxious to get Into
the surf as soon as she can," said one
"Yes," answered the other. "Her
bathing suit Isn't at all pretty."-
Howe'er we oil the stagnant ponds
And oil the stagnant sloughs.
There's at least one mosquito left
Who chews and chewa and chewa.
When a man prides himself upon
alwayr being perfectly Just you may
depend upon It others do not think