White Hand! 1 A Tale of the Early Settlors of Louisiana, DY AUQTIN C. DURDICK GHAPTUIt XVIII. " Chopart wit it bold, reckless man. end ruel and ararlclotis. II had cotuittcnc cil hla career m comtnaiiiler t the Natcltee fort by cruelty to hlt.own mm, liut on or two (rare complalnti made to (lor. rrlr hud coin nigh earning hi reniorel, anil li trt th whltre b In peace, but expended hi wrath upon the Iioor Indiana. II waa now much elated, for lie was aur tint the beautiful Tillage of th Whit Apple would an6n b 111", and h meant to pocket inurh money In th traiiaartloii, On da h aat In hi rud house, with aome of hta etteudanta bout hliu, when a aoldlar demanded ad inltlatir. "How now, alrraht" b demanded, a the mail entered. "I bat com wtb a warning," th tol dlrr replied. "Hal a warning Speak out." "An old woman primed my poet till 'morning, monalcur, and ah bad tn t r ll th French to he on tlivlr guard, for dau ber threatened tliam." "And from whom?" "Vrom 111? luillan. They will rli and liutcher u all." "liar 7011 apoken of tula before?" "I hay not." "Thn yon ahalt not tell It to other!" cried Chopart, In anger, "liar you not arm tnouith of tbla ldl fear? What ho without thrl" At thla call, two soldlera ntrd, who tiaually aloud In th panne to obey th -commander' call. "Take Oil fellow and lock htm up In th prlaon," he ordrrrd. "Wd aoon har th rrd rata down upon u If thry knrw w llred In fearl They dare not offer u harm. Away with hlml" And for rnnreylng tbla Intelligence th jtoor man wa fast Into a atrong 'dungeon, and there kept for mural daya with hla fret In the atocka. Hut thla waa nut the only not of warn ing Chopart had. Tour day afterwarda. a aoldler came to him and Informed him that the Indiana aurrly meditated the dt atrurtlvn of the forL aud of all ll whit Inhabitant. "Out, fooll" exclaimed Chopart, an- frlly. 'The old hag who told you thla only Ihtnka lo frighten tie. Kite thlnka that by netting onr frara ah can fright en 11 Into Hiring up our plan of taktnif their. Tillage of the White Apple. Whatl would ye ahow to the Indiana that w Xrared them? Away with auch Idle fool err I" I'rlckrd Ann waa aatottndrd at the In' fatultlon of tho French commander, and 41 a'laat retort ah went to Chopart'a lieutenant, a man named Mace, who, ah imagined, would bar aome Influence with hi auperlor. Hut err.it thla prorrd abortive. She told Mare that deatructlnn would aurely fall upon them If they did not lak aom mean to keep the Indiana away rrom tn fort. Hut on the rery next day Chopart Invited all the Indiana to a banu.net, and pledged hie frlrndahlp 10 ineru anew. With a feeling of otter coniternatlnn. I'rlckrd Arm returned to her lodge. On Tnlug b aongbt Whit Hand' dwell. Ing, ,for ah had a faint Idra working through her mind that th Krtnch youth might har aome Influence In all tbla. She knew that he had been originally doomed to death io go and Intercede face to face "with th wblt nian'a God, but ah had xierer yet folly known why he waa-eper-ed. She found While Hand alone. II gated eagerly Into her fat, for h waa anxloua to know how bar work progrrie d. ... "Whit Hand," ah aald. apeaking ab- rnptiy, "way war yon apared from death worn yon Bret earn her I" "That I might marry Coqualla," replied ui yotun. "Hut waa there nothing li?" aaked the old woman, looking him eharply In u race. 1 "Why, ," returned White Hand. paklng with aom diffidence, for th real reaaon aeemed ao foollah and rldlculoua to blm that h almoat feared he ahould be laughed at for apeaking of It. "And what waa that?" "Why. I promlaed to pray to th white man' Mod that none of th wlckednra of the French might ucceed, and alto to tell him how .baacly th rod men had been wronged by th Inradera; for I waa of that people, and tbey auppoird that I anoulil har aom InUuenc with my Bu preme Father." "That'a It I" th aged princess groaned1. -with, her handa folded acroaa her boaom. "How?" aaked th youth, In surprise. "I knew that th Oreat Bplrlt had a land In thla work, Th fort at Natchca la doomed paet all. hoper "Kfwnn'l dnomeitt" "It ll. The laat stick will be remoTed' - . - 1 . 1. .1 i . . . . ... io-wtti(uiT, iuu turn mm uiuw mui rani 'To-morrow r "No th blow fall on the daT after. The fatal atlcka mark th Interrenlug aaya.r "And mttat all faltT all alir "All at, Natcbea, but -not elsewhere, for th other wait yet anotcer week, and -er that time th white will be warned, Hut what nola la that? llarkl There are ahouta of welcome." They both started for tti door, where they were met by Stung Serpent, who caught the youth by the arm and forced him Into th houae again. "White Hand," he aald, apeaking quick ly and aternly, "remember your oath, for your aalration may now urpena npon It, The whit men har corns to carouse la the Whit AdpI. Beware that you do not forget youraelfl Bhall we trust you? Mind all la wall wiw you ir you ar faithful "Fear hot, my father," apoke the youth, unable to repreaa the trembling that eelt- ,l hi llmba. "Then you may conduct Coqualla to the r.v.lrr." It waa a calm, warm night, and In the center of the great equate wore built two Area of pitch-wood to aerro aa, tprchea, and here th white mm and the red were gathered In aoclal confab and amuaeuient There were orer a hundred white mm there, and at their bead waa Chopart him elf. I.ouia recognlied him at once aa a liruial man whom he had one aeen at New Orleana flogging an Indian girl. Moat of th white were decent looking mens but beforo the night had 'paaicd away, White Hand ahrank away to hla lodge, and'ae be laid hla aching head upon hla pillow he drew Ooqualla clo to blm, and In a alnklug tone he mur mured! "Alna! I am aahnmed of my own peo With all their advantagea of birth nnd education with the enlightenment of agea aa their heritage, they are but ear- agea atllll The next day found lomo doicn of the iPr,,M,.!i atlll at the Indian Village. IJut tlie Great Sun hlmaelfi with a few of till wnrrlora,, accompanied them to th town, ani) ,tney tn nark immarcn prom laed Chopart that, In conalderatlnn of hla ktn,dneaa In allowing them to remain ao long In their village, they would bring more thntt the quantity of corn pronilard. "On tho morrow." It aald. "wn will com with our tribute of corn, double wnnt wa promiaeti, ami on tne neii tiny wo Bhitll Ivav the Tillage of tho Wblt Apple." "Hut ator." crle.1 Chopart. "wr wilt hare 0110 more cnrouaal ere w part. Thla night you ahall bring your warrlora here, ami we'll cheer our aoula." Our white .brother apeak kindly," re turned the (Iretil Hum "but will he not be wroth at the rudetiea of my people)" No. tiring them, and we'll pledge frlendahlp," "Thy red brother will come." "And hla brdrti with hlmr "It shall be to." And that night aaw th acen of ca- rouaal changed to Natchei. And thr tbey tat the doomer and the doomed I And they pledged rtrrnal friendship! Th white man had, planuxl to rob th r4 mau of hip birthright tn drive him from hi horn, profane hi tempi, and plow up. hi father' gravral Th rd man had planned to krep hla home, to main tain aacrrd hla temple, to guard well hla father' grarra, and that thla ahould be done, th Invader' wa to b awpt away! It waa a itrange pudge, but th wtiite man waa the llrat to offer It. It waa after midnight when they arp- aratrd, and the atara lighted the Natchca to tbrlr hornet. When they reached their village, the (Irrat Hun, lo company with hla chlrfa and noblra, went to th tent pie and antared. They approached the place where the atlcka had hung, but there were none thr now. Th-leamarn thong hung agalnat the wall, but there waa nothing In them, "Chief, nobl and warrlora of th one powerful Natchei, may not thla b th eve of our re-awaknlng Th day I paat th morn cotntth! Bhall not th Natchei once more atand at th head of nation? To-morrqw we open the path, and henceforth from that time let our enemlra beware! The Great Spirit la with ua, wbllo the white man'a Ood baa fop aaken blm. What ahall we fear? Sleep now, but alrep not too aoundly nor too long. Let the aun find ua ready to bid him welcbrae ao ahall we do honor to the parent of our great flrat klngl" Thua apoke the Oreat Bun, and aa be ctoied, he moved alowly towarda the door, aud hla rfilrfa followed blm; and ere long afterwarda the Tillage of th White Apple waa wrapped In alienee; but titer were two there who lept not, Whit Hand atlll prayed thafthe coming death blow might not extend to hla fath er, and, tho wlih kept Bleep from hi eyre. And he who watched the aacred fire now felt hla duty doubly binding, and aleep cam not to him, aa ha atlll kept up nla tlralraa vlglle. CIIAI'TKIt XIX. At an early hour the Oreat Bun and Slung Serpent were aatlr, and when the flrat raya of the morning aun darted Into the beautiful Tale, they rratrd upon all the warrlora of tho Natchei there ar armbled. Huch aa bad plitola carefully loaded them, and hid them away with their hunting knlrea In their boioma. Their tomabawka were aharpenrd and along to their belli, and all took tltrir gttna. Then each man of tho common elaaa went and got hla bag of corn, and having aet It down, tbey commenced their war dance. Hut tbey made not auch hide- oui nolie aa uaual only rnough to pro- nlllate the Oreat Hplrlt, and make him acquainted with tbelr intent, It waa well In the morning when they at out. and by th middle of th forenoon they reached Natchez, iney entered tb place dancing and alnging, and atraighi way carried their corn to the fort Then the red mm began to aeparate aome tbla war and aome that. Every houa had one or ruor Tlaltora, according to the number, of people In It. Home begged for milk, aome aaked to bay powder and ahot. for which they promlaed to pay in corn at aome future day. A richly atored barge lay at. the pier, which bad com up th day be Tore, ana on poara tola a num ber of Indiana crowded. Into the fort they crept by different waya, presenting tbemaelvet wherever thtre wa a whit man. until at length tbey were dlimbut rd whervr there waa a blow to be atruck. At length a aort of aolemn atlllneat reigned orer the devoted town, though the death-angel had huehed all heart. Hut hark I What la that horrid yell that cornea from th fort a yell that make the rery blood frerieand cauae the hair to atand on end? What ar those fearful crlea thoe maniac ahouta and thoie dripalrlng groana? The general elimination of the French took ao little time that the execu tion of the deed and the preceding elgnala were almost one and the aame thing. One alngle dlacharge cloaed the whole affair. It coat the Natcbea only twelve mm to destroy two hundred and fifty, through the fault of the commanding officer, who alone deterred the fate which waa abat ed by hla' unfortunate com'panlona. Bom half doun Frenchmen cacaped, aa by a miracle, thla general maiaacre, and made their war to New Orleana In aafetr. Th women and children of the -whites wer jnpatly, eared to be kept aa urlaonera. Of course the Natcbea auppoaed that all the white In the country were now dead. Not on of them dreamed that ther had been deceived Into atrlklng a week too early. So tbey carouied in the town all night, and on the next morning ther etarted for their Tillage. They had apared two men whom they retained aa priionere, and who eacaped from them after haying aerved them aom weeka. One waa a wagoner, named Mayeux, who waa kept to transport the good of the French to the Indian Tillage; and the oth er waa tailor named-Lebeau, wboae aer vlcea they wanted in faihlonlng th Krnrh i-armenta to their own use. On th next morning, White Hand waa startled by th return of th Natchei. II went out, but hi heart alckened at th acene he waa dtatlned to witness, Two hundred and fifty human haaa Bu.t Ujoae, who. know th Indian charter ter can Imagine th horrid orgies they might-hold when fired with rerenge and flushed with rlctorr. lCrca the hlatorlan, who deala only wth atubborn facta, la) a down hla pen lh allent horror when he finda himself In the mldat of Lebeau'a narrative of what be atw In the Indian Tillage, and blda hla readera spare him the recital. White Hand crept back to hla lodge, and Ooqualla found -him there pale and faint. She bathed hla temples and brow. and after a while he rorlred, but bo dar ed not Tenture out. "Alaa, my companion (" murmured the prlnceae, "they make horrjd pomp over their Tlctory, but It.naa coat tnem aear, thnueh ther realtto it not now. My peo ple are now blind, but they ahall awake to aenae and sight and know that the lit man of them all la gone!" "Ooqualla?' uttered tho youth, atartlng up. It waa a mere interrogative, "My father la wounded, ren unto death." And at the maiden thus apoke aba bowed her head and the big tears trickled down between her Bngert. "When? How?" aaked Whit Hand, forgetting for the moment th deep terror of bit own ton! In th cr!t of hi panlon. "II received a Millet in nil uoaom ye trrday. Hut he aent me for you. Come." Whit Hand aron and followed uo- quatla from the lodge. In the center of the great miuare, before the temple there waa a fire kindled, but the youth dared not, look towarda It. He knew It terrl blu.purpoae, and with quickened atepa he hurried, atopplng hla ear with hi finger to "hut out lit aounda that fell upon hla rare. Hut fortunately he had not far to go. When he rnlerrd Htung Herpenl'a dwelling, he found tho women there cry- rig and yelling In deapalr. upon hla bed of llearaklna lay Htung Berpent, Breathing heavily, and rcr and anon railing hla heat! to llatrn to the aounda that cam front the aiinare. When hi eyi reited upon Whit Hand, h beckoned th youth forward, at the tam time bidding tn other atand back., "Hit the down by my aide, he aald, for I har much to aay to thee." Quickly th youth a at down, for h hoped h ahould now know iomr thing that wer only bli at preaent by auapl- don. ' (To b continued.) ONE WAY TO SMASH TRUSTS. Haw JplUr flavin Knocked Oat a CArner In (ilrnsnUn Hectar. The boas of high Olyinpu looked np from hla cup with a wr expression. "What' tho mattor, Jupe?" Inquired Juno, at the dipped Into the ambrosia platter. "It't thlt nectar," replied the eminent Olympian. "It ain't up to the ttandard. What' the mutter with It?" In my opinion," ttld Juno, aa the took a apoonful of the honey of Hybla, It' all tho fault of the trust. They hare let the quality run down.- And at the aame time they have railed thr price.". Tnitt!" cried Jupiter. "What trutt Is that I" "Tho Olympian Nectar trust' replied Judo. "I thought you knew all about It. Mercury Is the president nnd gen eral manager, and he' nnd Apollo art) the board bf director. Mnrs wanted to buy In, but they wouldn't let him. They claimed ho wa too quarrelsome. They gar Neptune 100 aharcs of preferred on condition that ho'd help them water the stock. I thought you beard of It at tho tlmo." Jupiter looked black, snye the CloTe- land rutin Dealer, at ho puahed away from tho table. "I hear of It now for the first time, ho growled, and tho echoes of bit growl reverberated among- the dlttant bills, "And what's more, I don't expect to hear of It ngRln. Syndicate my nectar, will tbeyt Why. blttroo their peaky hides, what do tbey mean by It?" Tho.-c. there, Juple, said Juno, In her most soothing tone, "don't get so riled. Tho tioys didn't know bow rcxed you'd feel about It," "Well, they'll soon find outl Haven't tbey a plant somewhere, or eom thlngr' There It Is," said the statuesque on. as she pointed to a lower terrace. Jupiter grimly smiled. "We won't hare to wait for any Su preme Court decision In this case," h remarked, as be stepped to tho nearest cupboard and drew out what looked to be a half-dozep metallic skyrockets. At sight of them Juno Rare a Ilttl scream and put her hands orer her cars. A moment later jopuer stooa by the open window and drew back hit mattlre arm. There was a blind ing flash and a startling report, and the nectar pUnt on tbe termed below trembled to Its -baser Thunderbolt fol lowed thunderbolt, and when tbe sixth was thrown thero wotn'f a reatlge of the building left. "There." said Jupiter, as ba wiped bit handt on his nspkln and cattily re sinned hit seat at the table,- "I fancy that's one war of solrlnr tbe trust probleni. Tatt tbe nightingale-tong-oei. please." - VERSATILE MB. HILL. ' Kallroa Hasaati Whs ICaaw How te Handle a Trtld Knatn. Jamet Ji H Ill's Wonderful Teraatlllty and irrasu UDon tbe xnultltudo Of detail of practical ,rallroad management lura leen a sourco of much comment among railroad men in recent years. Whll on a tour over the Great Northern road, his train, which was going dowp a steep grade, became derailed, nunnlng nt a low rate of speed aa the Irnla was, no damage was sustained by the offi cials further than a general sbakog up. Mr. Hill was tho first' man to' alight when tbe train stoppetl -after nlnulng seyefal'rodt'along the tietj He found that the locoinotWe bad been thrown from tbe rails, and stood watching the ineffectual efforts of the train crew to place the engine back on tho track. Jackscrews wera used, but the, men did not aeeni to thoroughly understand the work. 'That won't do," said Mr. HUL "Your Jacks won't lift it when In that posi tion." Hut tho men applied the levers, think ing they would show the president that they knew tbelr business. The Jacks slipped, letting the ponderous macblD down on tbe ties with a bump. "Xet me set that Jack." said Mr. Hill: "I don't think It will slip then." And, grabbing the screw, he set It at an In cllno to his own satisfaction, and, after throwing a little sand on the top and bottom, he exclaimed, "Now go ahead." The train men were a little dubious at first, but tbey applied the levers, and the hugo machine slowly lifted Itself Into .place, nad. slld.quletly. ojtto Jh rolls, tuo aciay was oniy twenty min utes, Now York Times. , Question of Degree. The philosophy of human oxlttence was discussed In tho presence of the reiiretentattveiof'the Washington Star, "It It my, opllilpn," 'remarked the flrst sage, "that a man who has a college de gree. Is .very likely to be successful In life.". ., , .., , , "True," 'aritwerod the other, freth from the reports. of tbd commencement exercises to, the neyvtbapewl "and It It a rut that works, both ways. A man who is successful lu Ufa Is very likely to get'n college degree." From Habit. " Mr. Brown Good morning' Jones; how's your wife? v Mr. Mr. Jones (who Is deaf anddldn'tqulte undcrstoud)--Very' blustering' aijd dls- agrecablo again this morning, Grief hallows hearts even while It ages heads. Bailey. SUPPOSE WE SMILE. I V 1 HUMOROUS PAnAQflAPHB FROM THE COMIC PAPERS. rint Incident Occurring tb World Orp-Byln tht Are Cheer ful to Old or Yotina Vunny H I ac tion that KTrybodjr Will Knjoy. "I'm rrnlly worried about Charllo," said young Mrs. Torklns. 'What's the trouble?" atkea her mother. 'All my care seenlt to have been In rain. I wouldn't let blm play golf for fear he'd get the golf' elbow, nor ping pong for fear he'd get ping-pong an kle." 'Well, he bat etcaped to far?" 'Yet, Hut I haven't the heart to aak bltn to stop playing cards, even If It does lead to his becoming deformed." "What do you mean?" "II admitted to me that the poker hands he Is getting are extremely painful." Washington Star. The W7 Nowaday lawyer The pedestrian has th law tn hla side. Injured Man Yes; and tb tutome- billet on bit back. . Tb Safest Way. Jagaon I wouldn't stand for that If I were you. Why don't you call him a Har? Wageou Thafs Jutt what I'll do. Where, where It your telephone? The Heat Ua Conld Do. Hotel Clerk Did you wake up No. DO? Hell Hoy No, I couldn't wake him up, to I wok up No. 07 Instead. A nilpptrr Proposition. "What were those horrible thumps I beard In the kitchen this morning?" "Hutb, George, not so loud. Tb girls hid a dance In the kitchen last nlgbt and Mary soaped tbe floor." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Btreoath Shown. "Gracious, Mrs. Squlggins mutt b strong, healthy woman." "Nonsense, she's an Invalid." "I know; hut sb must be strong to be able to survive all that nasty medi cine she takes." Baltimore Herald. Sad Alternative. "Statistic show," said the amateur dentist, "that every- time you draw your breath somebody dies." 'Terbaps, but if I didn't draw my breath the somebody who dies tn that eaao would certainly be mef Balti more Herald. nt Baou rarlahloner Doctor, why don't yon preach occasionally on heaven or hell? Th Hev. Dr. Lastly Hair my con arresatlon feels sure of the one, and half doesn't believe In th other. To Kpctble "Too say they're from Nw York?" "Yt." "Ar thy In th 'OOT "Oh I my, no; theyr too retpectabl for that!" Maarnte lonferaac. "Say, Harker," began Van Albert, my wlf Insists that I attend tbe ewlng toclety with her to-nlgnt What It the bett thing to wear!" "Wear ear muffs," advlted th x, feerleuced friend. Ba xtaav Do. "What I all that excitement np at th hotel. Budolphr' "Why, a man Juat Jumped" "Out of th window?" "No: ther wouldn't mind that lie Jumped his board bill." Adapted to Flat. "I that you have taken up, tb vertical system of penmanthlp. Why did you do tbatl" "Oh, haven't you heard? Why, w are living In a fta$ now." Htnss,tjBX Journal. Varv Braclaa:. 1 The, old colored paracn rose In gro, tetaue.aigntty and ttldl :;'' "Deah. bruddaht. for d Joat two months yo' bab.blu droppln' sutpender button's lu'de collection. Now, If fyo"!! only drop H Patf 00 uipeuder .would v,4ry thankful to yo1 alL" ' Th'iT Ar. Indd Bodrlck-This paper says tbe writers of historical noTeis take life eaey, Von .Albert-I don't doubt It Soto historical novel are enough to kill any one, rrrled to Kxtreme. Brown That fellow Jouea It always rolim to law about aomethtng or other. Itoblnson That's to. He' even go ing to marry a girl named Suv Cas- sell's Journal. Trntd ITiyaldan t can't diagnose your wife's caae at all. She aeems to har sprained neck, lumbago In tho back, rheumatic knees nnd gout In both feet Waggles-r-I know what !t la. She, was reading In the coxy corner and happened to fall asleep. Smart Bet. Conldn't Ilnnlto Him. Orocer I'll give yon 5 centa a head, for that load of cabbage. Uncle Joan. Undo Josh I ain't got no plcter ut mo makln' enny tlch dicker ez that I kin git 7 ceutt deown tew th' teegar facktry, b'goahl Natural Deduction. Edyth-Yes, Jack Is Inclined to flirt a little, but bis heart Is In th right placet Meyme Indeed! now long hat it been, In your posaetafon? Without Credit. "Ah, me!" alghed the Tillage editor as he grasped hit trusty scissors and began to' dlU the funny column. "would that I might get my groceries as I do my Jokes." Chicago Nws. Anxious Inqulrr. Mitt Ootrox I wouldn't 'give much for a proposal that wasn't straight from the heart Mr. Poorman How much would you b willing to give for on that waa? Bur Talnar. MlleaI-ast nlgbt I dreamed that I waa wealthy. What'a that a sign of? Giles It's a sign that you awok and found your pipe had gon out An Inquiry. Bnlfklns I say, old man, I have 1 great Ida a burning thought as- 1 wer. lllfkln Have you got It Insured? h Italpwl. Dld ihe'hetp yotf 'lo prdpoi?" " W11, rather! Sh atked how many boxes of candy would pay for an en-' gagement ring. Itw Be heme. Sh mad' sura of getting a teat on tbe car." "Indeed P "Yes. Sh married the conductor." Up to Date. Tommy The teacher says you're tbe wont adder he err saw, and you'd never get along. Bobby Say, yon tell htm he's old- fashioned. When I get big I'll ua an adding machine. Mar r "Near" Also. Jaggtet Ar the relatives of your near or distant? Waggles Th ones that har money ar very distant New York Time. ha B!IT HI. Impy Cunlus Of court I am liberal with my promts. But what I 'prom ise It nothing Ilk what I will per form. Mttt Ootrox That's Just whafs making m cautious. Baltimore American. Taw KaukUaa. t'Yes, I encouraged that young man to be aa ortiat," aald th corpulent ma tron. "Did you offer to buy oa of his pic tures?" aakdtb friend. "No, but I gave him an old plc of Ilk to make a big Windsor tl." Onlr Ckune. "I bar written dozens of articles and never had one accepted." alghed tbe discouraged author. ('Write something on vaccination." advlted the boaom friend. "Vaccination?" "Yea; It might taki." Oattlns; nt tho Vacta. Th Comedian "I hear th dramatis profession It making rapid strides out west" The Tragedian", at times; es pecially when It la necessary to tur render tne right of - way :'to""an ap proaching train." Imoortaat Part. "I trust" tald; the-ward boss "that we will bi able to roll up a handsome, majority for you1." "I don't care whether It't handsome or not," replied th candidate, "Jutt so It's a majority." Oot It Cheaply. "Got a talking machine at borne?" "Yes." "What did you pay for ltr "Nothing. Married lt"-T!t-Blts. Not Pin Money. Maude So sh married and did well? Annie Yes. She gets $25 a 'week now. Maude Fin money? Annie No; allmony.-Judge. Great-Grandma's Preaorlptlon. Th "grandmother remedy" la not al ways a thing to laugh at, for some time It cures; but sometimes, too, th matter or th manner of It seems to v ........ L. u ".u tbete health hlnta, which, tay th Philadelphia Record, were written tn a family uiDie eignty years ago ny the great-grandmother of tb pretent owner of the Bible: A ttlck of brtmtton worn In the1 pocket I good for them at hat cramps. " A loadstoan put tn the plac war tb pain It, It beautiful for the llheu matls. A basin of water gruel, with half a quart of old rum In It, with lots of brown sugar Is good for Cold In Head. It you have hiccups, pinch1 one of your wrlttt while you count tlxty or get tomebody to tctre you and moke you Jumpe. Tbo earache Put onion In your car after It Is well' roasted. The consumption Eat at many pea nutt as' possible beforo gotng to bed. A girl way tay "No," but she knows how to retouch ber negative. THE ANNUAL CROP OF GRADUATES , ... , WANTED WIVEO. yjMXuUr rarauer of Wtrsl OkU- fcouaa Ihm ast AppL X cry come from th bachelors of wetrn Oklahoma for wire. It comet through a letter to B. V. Joaea, An gora. Day County, to tb Outhrl Dally Capital, and read: "Dear Sir: In-tb laat Isauea of yout paper bare appeared two Item of news that bare particularly Interested I me. Th flrst on gav on account of I a man In South .Dakota who wrote to 1 Indiana about the bachelors there who I wanted to get married and ware unabl to, and the retult of that letter. Bc- ' nnrijr th jfealrw of a member of th Kanaaa Leglalatnr to tax bachelor ICO a yean "Lt u look at th condition of thing tn western Oklahoma, where I am now llring. We hare here a great many bachelors who are continually being Joked for remaining so. Some of the are men who are industrious and well able to snppor a wife, and would mai ber happy. You talk with these men, and very few. If any. Ilk th Ufa they are livings. Then why do not they marry? Becans they are unabl to help themtolTC la this county. They want women of mar riageable ago women of gooo. com mon sense women who will make them a - suitable companion, and thus enable them to better overcome til CUT Scultlet and. dlsavppolntmntt that b-1 set them m the great straggle for ex-1 lsteae. 'The girls out here of marriageable age that are of aay account are very few. Indeed. It 1 almoat easier to find a pin ba a haystack than to ind one. What la to become of th bachalora of wetrn Oklahoma? Mtwt they tell out or continue to live the muwrabl life they ar at preeent living? A member of ute Kanaaa legislature would aay tax them 150 a year. Would you tax a man for what he cannot help? GIt them a chance to marry tb right kind of-women, an., te If they will not readily respond to It Then the abode that have been for merly shunned will be shunned no more. Then tbe bouses where people In the past have always refused to par take of hospitality will be refuaed no more. Then tbe toclety of a communi ty "will be Infused with such new life, new Joy. that evn the very bills around us will break forth In anthems of praise, aa they see men and women llTlng th life that Ood lntndd they should live, when be said: 'It Is not good- for man to be alone.' " THOUSANDS. FOR SPAIN. e TJaal4 eHateuNew IniAirtlsia; Alula frsn that Cuati7 v What u"regardx. by government ex ptrtt aa a great 'piece of' good forVnn. ears th Saturday Evening Pott It tho Importation during P , laat Jr of scions ana duos 01 in veniapto Jor dan almond, obtained from Spain and brought to thlt country through the ef forts of on of our agricultural ex- nlorera. For a number 01 years past Califor nia has produced larg quantltl of almonds aad ta 1801 br output waa no lea than 0,600,000 pemnot or tn nuts, ao valuable for a treat variety ef ute. and more especially for th manufacture 6f crtaln kina or sweet meats and confectionery. Nevertheless; during th same twelvemonth we were obliged ta import 833.000 worth of almonds from Spain, simply because the Jordan almonds, everywhere rec ognised a the ber-, could be obtained from no other source or supply, Tb California almond Is a good nut but not equal to the Jordan almond, 1 which by reaaon of It Urge alto and I - ,, ,. u,,,. particularly tin shape Is highly prixed by confectioners, in pest sugarea almonds are made from Jordan al mondt, which have been grown hither to exclusively In certain districts of Spain. Naturally the Spanish growers have not been disposed to tell. or give away tbelr ttock In trade, and hence there waa a good deal of difficulty In obtain Ing the much-desired grafts. Ilecently, however, some scions and buds of the' precious variety were se cured snd tbe department of agncul ture Is utilizing them for tbe purpose of reproducing, the Jordan almond In thla country. Properly grafted, ttock will be distributed among the Califor nia crowers and within a few years from the present time tuo Golden Btato will doubtless produce all of tbe hlgu- e-rade nuts w shall require In our business. PREPARES FOR COMMENCEMENT DAY THIS YERY UNIQUE CHAPEL IS OWNED BY A WOMAN. On of th moat ramarkabl chapel In th country I that owned by Mrs. E. M. Brace, 72 years old, and or dained as a minister. Tbe chapel It a part of her bom at Maiden, Maaa, overlooking the tea. Thtre are many palntlngt In th chapel, all of which th mad benelf. and all but three windows bear palnt- vu. Dxccx'a cxianx. tug by herself. Th decorations, too, she made. The chapel It full of curi ous memorial, representing th mar riage ah has performed, th death bed lb has attended, and other Tent of her life. Every day -nt hold a short serrle la th chapel, at 4M o'clock In tb af ternoon. The bell ring Its Invitation. and there are always worshipers. 1,700,000 Children at Work. Tbe factories, th mines, th work shops, and the great mercantile estab lishments of our country teem wltxt the labor of children, says W. B. Waudby tn an article on Child Labor la Leslie'. Some of them are of .the age required by the laws of the State, but Innumerable thousand are much below the, limit these statutory laws provide, for. and far, far .below the limit which the laws of nature de mand. There are few branches of our great Industrial llf which are not overcrowded with child labor. I have been Informed by William C. Hunt chief itatlstlclan for population, that the report of the cenus office for the year 1000, when Isaued, will ahow that for the mainland of tbe United Btates, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, there were, approximately, one mil lion aeven hundred and fifty thousand person from 10 to 19 years of age, Inclusive, reported as engaged In gain ful occupation. Nloa Utile Lot Story.' A dreamer and a man of action loved a woman. Th dreamer said: "I shall writ verse In her praises they will, touch her vanity, and she will love me for them." But the man of action said: "How old-fashtonedl I shall corner the stock market and that will bring her." 80 th dreamer wrote vrse, and b Induced a friend of her who ran a 10-cent magazine, to print them. And the man of action cornered something or other, and becam a. billionaire. In th meantime the girl married a man who Inherited his money, and Ured happy Tr after. But the dreamer, waa so proud of hla rersea teat ne aian r, care, ana tne man of action was to busy that he didn't car. The only on to suffer waa th man ah married. Smart Set Th AM of Sales Lady.' There U a peculiar art hi selling goods. Soma girl are born with that particular kusd of tact They are aen- ' altlre to every caprice of the customer. I suppose on ktnd ot magnatlam con slsts In showing genuine attention to the customer. If you are really Inter ested In having a customer get Just what ah wants you hare magnetism. If you fake tbe .Interest your women, customers will detect It You can de ceive a man, but a woman never; and yet tbere are tome women who. like to be deceived. They know It, It a fake, bui they Ilk It all the tame. Leslie's Monthly. Wearing; Nolay Clothe. nnrlelgh How did you ever happen to pick out such a suit of clothe!? Burleigh Ob, I Jutt went It blind. Hurlelgh And deaf? Judge. No Lineal Deaoendant Of the twenty-five incn who have been President ot the United State ten have to-day no descendant.