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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1904)
Second Cousin Sarah
It waa tho oKI position and yet Willi
n grave i1irr-riurn. It tin old lltu
.............I .........Ii... tin tifri-ah 111 Muritll
lPn.ll.nll1.. til iii, I wlili mi iteuhen Culwkk
JXIIBII'.-II III...... , ..-......
nt hand to laugh down Iiit logic with
Iteuhi'll t'ulwlck'i power to lailith It
down, perhaps, wuiidfrfully diminished,
John hud told of ItiMibm going to find
Mary Holland at Worcester. I.un had
predicted evil would cottiii of It, mid
Hnri.li wa. wretched,
Hho mint lire him iislie limit not
remain that weight upon hli life, that
clog upon I.I. Indii.try, which ihe had
n wnys thought "he wai, wlien ner mvo
wa not bewildering her tiMi imieh. Hen-
bell hived her, ihe hoped Hill Hie inn
not put faith III thine itrango suspicions
of I.tiey Jenitliigi hut I.ney wai right
In one thing; tint he, Harah Kailhell,
could not add to the happlnrii of Hen
ben Culwlck's life. Hln could only mid
to the eipemei! ihe could only keep
him poor. If ihe itoud ipart now, per
linpi he would marry Mary Holland, mid
bo maater of lili falher'i home again, Jut
nit he father had wlihed from the llrnt.
. i. ....i., .. i.i...t i.i.ii tn hli
.:. ri. " . h.ekle III. eiiergle-, I
to kein him from "bettering" lilinielf I
lion- that ln felt herielf ai poormor
illy. If not legally ai poor ai when he
rai'ne Iu leareh of her to Potter'! Court.
It wai a very quiet morning ai ono nt
thou atrutige Holiday ifrvleei; thoin who
...... ... ..... ..... inl illiturbed bv thoin
who enun to ncoITi but the evening wai
Jinlilerom and itormy, anil maue up lur
l.uey Jemtlngi read Ihe ilgm f It
the uoliy crowd about the door, and rout
pruned her Dpi nnd held her breath at
tho lining language which echoed from
the itrect ai ihe and rlarah appronche.l,
tinder the eieort of two policemen, who
were waiting for the in.
'You nre trembling you are afnld.
aid l.uey Jennlngi to her companion;
"will you turn back now J-'
"There will be but little religion there
to night." laid l.uey. "and you are not a
"I wai lint thinking of the crowd or
the itrylce," aniwered Harah.
"Of what then?" wai tin ihnrp In
quiry. "Of nil 1 ihall y to Iteuhen preient
ly. Il'i very wrong, I know. l.uey, but
you mint not blame me for thinking of
him io much. I can't help It," ihe ial.1
Tli tianrd under the arch, where
the lervlce commenecd. and wai Inter-
rupled where the old uproar went an,
mid the police were tolerably buiy tor
an hour and a half. The icrvlee came
to an end! tin itormy element! iiitnM-
1; men. women and children went ihelr i
virloiii wiyi. and l.uey Jenuingi am
H...K lr..il,-.l came out together, nnd
confronted lteul-rti Cutwlck. who woi
wnltlug for them.
"You have conn back then!" cried
Harah In her tint delight it leelng him.
In her new forgetfiilnen of ill that ihe
had rriolved upon.
"Yei It wai no uie itopplng longer In
Worceiter. Hnrih. Well. I.ucy?"
"Well." aniwered I.ucy Iu her old
"I congratulate you on your iernio.1,
but 1 wlih the lurroundlngi had beeu
mora orthodox, and the congrrgitlon leii
quiirreliome; for lomi of thrie dayi "
l.iu-r wai com. Hhe hid luddeiily
"doubled." and dliappeared down one of ;
the iinrK turning!, nnu mni !
I, .ii ere left looklni at each other.
Harah' Hsstbell took his arm and sigh
ed. This might be for the last time that
they would ever walk together thus, who
could tell? Hhe had madi up her mind
now, and tho soomr the truth was told
him the better. He gate her Ihe oppir
tunlty to speak at once, and her Impul
siveness leaped toward It, Indiscreetly,
"1 saw Miss Holland this morning--!
gave her the will mid you are ai poor
as old Job, girl!" In said.
"Yes. Iteuben; I have been waiting for
this poverty to tell you that you mint not
share It with me." I
"Indecdl" was his quiet answer. i
"That you anil I are noi in ior cacn
other. Oh, Iteuben," she cried, "I am
tiulto certain of It nowl"
"Ilecausu I.ucy Jennings charming
I.ucy! has been at her old work, reck-
oning after her old style, fashioning out
human lives after her own purposeless
wiv. choosing for olhen a path nhend
(lint no human being out of Iledlam could
follow, doing everything for tho best nnd
for olio s goon, nut scniiering uuii nnu
ashes right nnd left like a violent Vein-
vlus. t'oine, Is not I.ucy Jennings at
the bottom of the resolution?"
I' l i.nvn lie-en Ihlnklne of this for
weeks. I have been seeing the ueces
ally for It "
"Ay, through I.ucy a spectaclns."
"You would lose money by coming to
me," said Harah mournfully.
"Nonseiisol I have begun to save
"Ah, Iteuhen, let in understand each
other at Inst; don't ask mo to say any
thing, do northing, but end this iiniint
urnl pusltlon betwoiu us, I am unhap
py" "llecause of this engagemeLt?"
"You are afraid of poverty w'th mo?"
"I am afraid of making jot, poorer
than you nro of keeping you toor nil
jour life," said Harah.
"If this Is to bo our last meeting, or
our Inst purling, Hnrah. he laid i.ulck
ly, "lot It bo marred by no harsh reml
nlscence. Wo nre going to say good-by.
Wk have discovered that housekeeping
cxpciiHcs will shipwreck us; that t iluill
grow In tlmo a big brute, to whom no
secoiid'Cniisln'a devotion will bring cm
fort. Hut wo need not quarrel over tho
discovery. We can part friends?"
"Yes," nnawcerd Hnrah, "the best of
There wns something In hla milliner
that she hnrdly fathomed. Hhe hnd been
moro prepared for nn angry outburst
than for this ensy-gnlng stylo of acqul
rsiTiice, "It Is hnrdly Justice," ho continued,
"for you, who would hitvo married n poor
mini, will not let mo marry a poor worn
nil In my turn. You want nil tho self
sacrifice on one side. Snrnli: and even my
good luck with my pen Is turned Into a
weapon ngnlnst me. Hut," ho added,
"ivo will not quarrel. Never an angry
word between these two blundering rela
tives, who do not know their own minds
We will apnro ench other between Hill
nnd tho York road, We will wait till
Mlsa Holland glvei ui tier opinion on tun
'""SHs'i Hpllandl" vrled Sarah Kastbull.
"Whnt do you mean?"
"Miss Holland Is In the York Itond
apartments. She enme from Worccntcr
with m this afternoon."
"With you I You wont to escort her
tn1" . . . -.
"No. I went to seo her, to tell her
the newo of her prosperity, and to offer
lirr my congratulations, nfter which I
inl'l good inoniliiK."
"Well?" laid Harah, almost ihnrply
"Well, mi hour or two afterward slut
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turned up nt tho railway itatlon, and In
munition politeness I coiliu inn oner hit
my ricort line to town. nn win ierj
uuvloiis to er you, she laid.
"Ahl she inld o,' answered his ire-
ond cousin. There wai no further argil-
me.il nfler the Introduction of Mary II.il-
huid'i nam Into tin conversation. J lie
harmony of their lint evening to.- her
win effectually set lied after that. Met-
i. r u. on..-. ..... .. .... .... .
and tear, than III the grace and mil nt-
tiral illeiiee wlilih followrd. Harah had
no Idea lint ihe wai n Jenloiii woman
mull thru, for l.uey had not made her
Jraloiii lail night only rouieil In ner n
feeling of Interne liidlgiintloii it the itn
iililiiiii nhlili ihe had lonu broadeait.
Hut for Iteiihen Culwlik to ipeak of
Mary Holland In till" off-hand way wai
a verv different matter; mid her heart
naiik like a atone mid refined to itlr nuy
more with hope or plemuie, or even mr-
When they were In the York road IU,.-
Hln- la not In rood anlrlti. but I hope
Toll hna been a companion for her while
we have been away."
"U the child with her?"
"To be Hire," inld Iteuhen; "Ii not
Tnti but there, Mary will explain for
Mary!" echoed Hirah Ka.tbell.
They went upilalri Into the front room
on the tint floor, where iat by the Are
lile the young woman whom we have
known by Ihe name of Mary Holland.
Toll wai 111 lur lap, with her chlld'i
armi round her neck, md her little head
looihid upon a mother'! boiom for Ihe
lint time In her chlldlih recnllectlom.
"It Ii her child then!" laid Harah In i
"Yea, to be lure," aniwered Iteuhen
"1 am In a dream," murmured Hnrah.
"Hut yon are very cloie to thu wak
ing," added her cotnln Iteuhen.
There wai another Inmate of the room
which Iteuhen and hli cotnln had enter
ed. I.ury Jennlngi wai itandlng on the
lu.arth rue with her handi claipeil to
gether, and her grave white face turned
ilownrd mother and child. Hhe had reach
ed home before them, having belter
I I...I,. nt it,n .It.iplMut rill In York
. . . -r,lue i,nj.
ttj looked round a Ihe coiiilm enme
,n ,ol(1-lrr nl) , , ,mc flickered on
n f)ct Krown careworn with anilety. Hhe
, llfr hc,j fron, ,t f her
M n,.i,fn ,nd Harih adianci-d.
"Mn. retenon, I have brought on old
friend to ihako handi with you to ex
pren her regrets for al tint past distrust
whlrh she hai hail, ai well ni I.
Harah had only heard the firit two
"Mrs. I'eterson!" she exclaimed.
"Then loll loll '
"I wii Kdward retenon'i wife," she
added wearily nnd sadly "yei."
"Hut not Iu the plot against you
Harah," said Iteuhen; "fighting for y, i
In "the first Instance writing to me to
come to the rrictic kept foreier In
ilniilit concerning you held down at lait
..... jcath believing In your safety
to s lriice by too awiui inreai oi hit
throuich It nil. nnd atrlvlng once moro tor
j on and ogalnst her husband when she
feared his treachery had deceived her."
"And he waa true to his word," Mney
added with a sigh, "for the first time In
his life. It Is a long story; spare me
for a few dars the history of n school
rirl'i secret mnrrlnce. a bitter repentance,
a husband's desertion, a long up hill fight
In forcet a past that had become tern
bin and full of humiliation. I did not
know then lint Hesslc lived, and was one
,. t . , ,-,, -,- nl(, t ,, & f,
j inri) come to London for a few words
of ,,XI)tioii, Hnrah; they are made lit
mJ dine." Mary said, "but I could
, nfter Heulien's visit to me not
nn hour niter my uiisonna s
l)pnt n h
..i.:jwllr, lVterson Ii
l,i snrni, Hnstbell.
Ki.., ..... lurnrlsed she hardly knew
w-iyi ,t wn ,orry for his death. He
-,,- ,itled against her he would haie
d,.,i her rather than let her escape
.viiimnt n rnnsnni but she did nut
-.,i,. him his life. And it left Mnry
jUng nnd pretty widow, too but what
imi t,i (0 no nun It r
i.ic ,u,.j within nn hour of your com
, v,( this morning," said Mary,
"And von ore here." replied Hnr.il
.. ,,,!.. . I,
"Ah! you cannot understand that,
said Mnry. "ion who1 will love your litis.
blind all your life. Hut my loie wns
crushed out quickly, nnd only my duty
t.uik me to his bidsldi' my regret for
the last mistake which brought about hi
dentil, nnd his last net ol vengeance,
"Ills lust net of vengeance!" rcpint
"llnlf an hour nfter Mr. Culwlok had
li.fi tno. my husband changed suddenly
he wholly reallxed, nnd for the first time,
tlmt i hern was no nope ior nun in -nn
world, nnd what did he do?" alio nd.l
.villi n shudder.
"He should hnve naked pnrdon of you
fnr iillL'litlmr rour life." snlil rinrnn.
"Ho should hne suught pardon of hi
C...I " .iililed I.ucv Jennings.
-it., tor,, the last will of Stimuli Cul
v. l.'l- Into n hundred nieces, lest I should
' rum my right to riches by It
ho cursed mo. and
"Hut " .. .
Hut I hnve nil tho frngments, nil
cd Mnry, opening n purse heaped to 111
clasp with smitll pieces of paper; "ae.
--tlipri thev ore."
Harah glanced nt them, but did not
"It would bo n specimen of patchwork
that the law would hnrdly ncknnwieugo,
,,,1,1 tho. widow, "hut you would not dla
imto the will, Hnrnh, If I. by patient
study and great enre, render this testa
incut complete ngaln?"
"No." answered Sarnh Knstbell.
"In my litisbnnd'a lifetime I dared not
mnl;e Iflin rich; nml now, in memory oi
much kindness, of old trust of new con
fldeiice, may I say? I have the courngo
to remain poor.
Sho held tho open nurse over the fire
nnd the fragments fell from It Into the
red con a. Iteuben anil Harnlt started for
ward to nrrest her hand, but It was too
"You should not have done till
urnrv." cried Iteuben.
"it wns not a Just will." answered th
widow; "I told your father ao when ha
placed It 111 my hands, although I did not
tell him that never In all my life should
I avail myself of hln munificence."
"lie had wronged your father In some
manner which wo cannot uven guess at
bat which h ownsd bluisilf. You Mi
mi that," inlil Reuben,
"Hi win ilrnnito that ilny. It might
luivi been tin rnvlng of a madman."
"As that," said I.ucy, pointing to tin
tiro. "ws tlir net of A madwoman.
ii nnt " nfrui1 f nrv mi nil.
villi fiinrry thl brave j-oiifiic lody In pos
"Hln hoi ill Tun rife up," nlJ Ileub'Ti
Iryly ; hut Mnry turned from una to an
other mid rum! no doubt or distress on
cither face. Hen were two lives In tho
amialiliif nt Inst.
"I tmllivi It win nlvriri Hlinon Cul-
vihk'i wlili Hint Iti'iilicn should have
tills inntirr." continued Mary; "he did
Ill ! llll'lll , . 1.,,U, ,..
(J, k1I)W of lllBrrBg,, m,d I dared I
not tell him for my home's sake, and so
e went on from one complication to an
other. There were only two wills; me
first left ill to his sister, the aecoml tin
mid tho second I could not, nml Ulil
nt rare, in tirove. The niiswer io mo
riddle enme round In the way I thought
It might do, if I wen watchful nnd re-1
rrP,lfr I knew In what lilgn can-
, U...I. l-.il..ll in, , Imt rouiin.
ml bow she had mode up her mind lo
give nn obstinate man his rights. Hhe I
I together planned more ways man
-1... ... . !.... I r,.rv nrlflll tr.
..... i..., ti. I..., nn.t .ii.iiiiMi firiu nan .
leit way bai come without our plotting."
j s ill j-mi r lam namn hh-i in-.u.v..
You two are not likely to forget me,
or my Utile uauginer nere io nun me
from your frl Iililp to help me in tno
orld, ihoulil I want neip.
Help!" echoed Ileiilien; "wliy, it n an
"You can't prove mat, mm .inrj em
halleally. "and 1 would prefer to be de
eiideiil on your bounty. I will not he too
rood to ink for a penilon, when my lit-
e girl growi up nnd tlrei in ner motn-
The future, for roil and Iota, yon
III leave to Harnh nnd me." laid Hell
you will trust In those whom ion
trusted so much already,
As they will trust Iu me now,"
iiuielfish Hoinan, holding out
amis to them.
It Is a fair picture on which the cur-
nln Ii rung down on perfect confidence,
ml inn. ilTeellon mid nroinerlty--on
ii(.. .in. .mi I, .fi.ro these three with
no shadowa on the scenes beyond. Hen- '
en and Rarah will live happily rnrever
fterwnrd as young couples nlwnys
hould In books and Mary ami her
aiigliter will bo their faithful menu's
lid loving companions to the end of life.
In the red glow of the suniet oi our
iory, stands poor I.ucy Jennings grave
nd stony as the i.inynn spniiiv--cuni-
lentlni but little upon tun happiness
limit her. mid ret feeling that It reachs
tn her heart, and makes her more like
Iteitbcu's brother-in-law, one Thomas
nth-.ll. will not visit Worcestershire
gain, and Ileuben's wife will not lenni
or l-enri of h a disappearance in tne
Australian hush where we can afford
let the last of our villains lime mm-,
In tint hrleht enrlr morning, garing
from the window of her room at Ihe lair
anilscape tieyono, wim toe miTi-tj hhh,.
er of little children ringing upward from
the' lawn and with her hnibnnil a arm
linked within her own, Recond-comln
Harah will talk no longer of Sedge HI!)
elug nn unlucky house.
PLAYING WITH THE B0NE8.
inversion of the Hoys nf a Generation
An Is Now Almo.t lorntt.
I'cw boys of the present day can
play the bones" ns skillfully as did
the youth of thirty or forty years ago.
The diversion Is confined almost ex
clusively to the end men In the minstrel
shows. 'There wns n fellow wno nan
a great kmick of playing the bones,"
salt! an old-tuner tne oilier uay.
was the first Iwnc soloist I've heard 111
a good many iciirs. Kven the minstrel
shows don't pay much attention to tno
bones nowadays and I guess that the
next generation will look upon us folk
ns savages for ever having listened to
the music of the bjnes. The thing.
thnt this aolnlst played with the other
night weren't, I Imagine, sure enough
bones; they were probably fashioned of
sonic kind of wood.
1 can remember when every small
boy Iu the country had n mad passion
to becomo an artist with the bones.
That wns-nn re than n quarter of n cen
tury ago, when nilnsttclsy was a uig
thing and nil the youngsters In tho
land nehed and longed way down deep
In t licin to become fninous minstrel
men. The ntiibltions of most of the
kids of my day centered on the bones
end and we used to practice with tho
bones for hours nt a stretch. I usid
to wait for my mother to get a rib
roast and the good woman would hard
ly Imvo the meat off those ribs before
I'd have 'cm out In the Imck yard saw
ing nnd liniiinicrlng nwny nt 'em nnd
tinkering them Into shape to be usul
for bones. I'd devote hours to scrap
ing them when I had sawed them Into
shape and then I'd jdace them where
the summer sun would lilt tlicni ror
nbout a week to thoroughly dry them.
"Then they'd bo icndy for use nnd
I'd proceed, nlong with nil the rest
of the kids In the neighborhood pro-
vlded with bones, to drive the older
folks crazy with the horrible noise.
There's n whole lot of science In manip
ulating the bones properly. I used to
practice nbout half n day nt n stretch
with the rlght-hiiiid bones nun then rn
round out the rest of the day gettlti
tho hang of the left-hand bones nnd
I've seen strong men be compelled to
take to their beds from nervous col.
lapso nfter spending a week In the
neighborhood Infested by n bunch oi
smnll boys getting the hang of tho
bones. Things nre not llko they used
to be. I'll bet there nre thousands of
voting fellows who ate of age right
In this town who novcr scraped n set f
bones when they were youngsters and
who never Indulged In tho exnltcd
dream of ono day becoming celebrated
She When I rang you up at tho club
to-day It didn't take any tlmo for tho
ono who nttends the telepuono to get
Ho Well, you told him yon wero my
wife, didn't you?
Sho No, I told him I was not your
wife. Now York Hornld.
Aitvnntgao or Ktcel Buildings.
With tbe modern steel framing
building can with safety bo carried to
oven and a half times the diameter of
It. base. Thus au ordinary business
building could bo erected to 4 ie.lht
of 1,500 fcoL
4-H"H"H-H"H-H"H-l"H-4 H tf
ri.. Tliev MlaiMn nt IfoniaT
tin ii,,.r mi., mi it hump, du ther mlii
'Twould In n assursnci mott dear.
To know that thli moment lomi lovea
'I wlih h wai hin;"
To feat that the group at the llresldi
Were thinking of me as I room.
Oh, jes, 'twould be Joy beyond measure
To know that they mlss'd me at home.
When twillgiil nppronrnes, uie simou
Jinn ever is sncreu to sung,
Does some one repeat my noun over,
And sigh Hint I tnrry so long?
Aim is mere a ciioru in me inuni:
Tint's to In (1 wlien inv voice is iwny i
And n chord In each heart Hint awaketh
Ilegret at my wearisome suyr
Tin tt rn. rlifltr nir Ihe tabll. 1
wiin vninir uomi o eiiurvi r
urn tin canoir-i mir m m n,c
And tin stars In the calm, siure sky?
And when the "good-nights" an repeat-
And all lav them down to their sleep,
A whlsper'd "good night" tsblla they
Do they miss mi at home do they miss
At morning, it noon, or st night?
And lingers oni gloomy shsdi round
Thnt only my presence can Ilfbt7
re Joys less Invitingly welcome,
An,l nlvninrrs Ills hli thin blfori.
llecause one Is mlss'd from the circle,
tlasfillaiA I IPI with them no more?
The Hixiclotii Klrmainent on High.
The spnclous firmament on high.
With all the blue ethereil sky.
And spangled heavens, s shining frame,
Tl.i'lr croat Orlicinil tiniclslm.
Tin unwearied sun, from day to day.
Does his Creator-! power inipiay,
And publishes to every laud
Tho work of an Almighty nana.
Boon as Ihe evening shades prsvall,
The moon takes up tho wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Itepeats Ihe story of her blrtb;
Whilst all the stars that round her bum
And all the planets In their turn
fAnS.m IK. fl.tlnva thr roll.
And spread the truth from poll to pole,
What though In solemn silence all
jj0 round this dark tcrrestrisl ball;
u-hi thnueh no real voice nor sounu
Amidst their radiant orbs be found;
naa0n'a ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
I I'orever singing, as they shine.
-ti,. il. nt msrls us Is divine."
ODD CANDLE AUCTIONS.
Method Btlll Employed In Few Kn;
A curious method of sale by aucOon,
which is still observed in oue or tw
nlaces ns n matter of ancient custom,
but wblcb wns once very common, Is
sale by candle, says tbe Asbton (Un,
A fragment of can-
ic. in length, wa,
uie. an men or ie iu ii.-ukn
lighted as tne tiling to oe soiu w ns v.
up, and tno auctioneers ruceiveu mu
so long ns the candle burned. Tho suc
cessful bid wns tbe last made before
the flame went out. When the compe
tition was all keen It must have re-
. .. .. ,
niilreil considerable acutencss and a
' "-- -"7
nan oi- me buicbuihu . "
spoke last. Mr. Pepys give, a graphic
description of the sale of some old
uuii.9 111 .iiu am.....- j .
nnd remarks that It was pleasant to
see how backward men were at first
to bid, but when the candle wns go
ing out they bnwied!
At another admiralty sale, conduct
ed by n like method, the same chron
icler tnys that the competition was so
sharp that they hnd much difficulty in
telling who cried last Some curious
things besides wornout old ships were
sold by candle. In 1084 It wns adver
tised that two elephants, the one male
and the other female, would be "ex
posed to sale by candle" and that "the
price nnd places where to be seen and
sold" were to be notified inter iy
means of printed bills. The price,
which wns to be so published, was,
presumably, the upset price fixed by
uie vender. One can hardly imagine
that the bidding was very lively for
the two ponderous creatures or that
nny prospective buyers, savo perhaps
an Itinerant showman or two. would
be likely to nttend the sale.
Another unusual sale was adver
tised In the following year In tbe Lon
don Gazette, where It was announced
that thero would bo "exposed to sale
by the candle at the Marino nnd Caro-
iy me cuiiiuo oi " ........... .. x-
Una coffee house. In Hlrchln lano
.11 sorts of playing cards. In small lota.
surveyed by Robert Whitfield, master
cardmaker (appointed by approbation
of the company of cardmaker. for that
purpose)." It la curious mat me cui-
i ii, n,n. w,. nmir.
Ishlng recently and perhaps still flour-
'.she. in th". fir east'. In'the consular
rcrort on tho trndo of Saigon and Co
chin China, Issued In 1878, It was
stated thnt certain descriptions of
lands wero only to be obtained at pub-
tt , l.l.l. wnm Mnritlnlful t,r t H .
I1C snio nim.ii .- .............. j ....
cnndle tho dying out of three lights
before'a higher bid was made conclud-
Inc the bargain. The me hod was prob- " ' "'"""" '
abV lu roduccd by the French and toward the Rols was as If the car
Srougu henco to this country. In a ro was full fi led wl I. the plumy
few English parishes the candle meth- extravagance of tho Mac's bloom-the
od 1. "ti l employed In tho periodical poignant perfnma of violets massed
ou io Bin. - 1 .. . . t.nnnni. ,ia Innaolr notnled nnnlenco of
lettlnc of public land to tne ntgncst
cuing oi pu B
The Iteolpo Habit.
"I think those neighbors are real
mean," snld Mrs. Bllgglna.
"What's tho trouble?" asked her hus
band. "You know our Marguerlto doesn't
get on In her studies very well and
their Mathtldo is always at tho head of
"What of that?"
They wouldn't tell mo what par-
tlculnr sort of braln-produclug patent
food they give their ciiuuren." wash
Jnp in's Mllltury S-rvloe.
In Japan ecry inaie cnueu uciwveu
tho ages of seventeen and forty owes
Why Wa Remember Home Things nnd
I'orget Others? '
Tbl It a subject regarding whlcli n
good deal of nonsense Is habitually
tnlltcil. We often hear people say that
tlicy have n good memory for certain
things, but a bad one for other things.
Tbli I believe to be a deluilon. A
man's memory may lie good or It may
'be bad, but It cannot well be good for
ono thing nnd bud for another thing,
It might oi well be nnld that a bottlo
was good for holding water, but bad
for holding ten
Iu the rate of a feeble Intellect oil
Hi faculties will bo feeble memory,
Judgment and all the rest but they .
wilt unt l. feoli for one tiuroose and
,n.i... ,...,,,.., Tb
act Is that our memory Is In Itself ,
eminllv miwerful or feeble for all pur-1
T" X " I rtho b Dw'
wbich Interest us most, and so any that P" . " - he Is a halo and hearty .nan.
we bavo good memories for audi , teen- Tlle root" of hnlr Pp--etrnto m, cl,.e. wi,ch has been llio auu-tblnirs-
while we forget those things u,e M" nIjmlt one twelflli of nn Inch. Je.t of Inquiry by physicians all over
J r l lch'do Zt Interes us an. we say. I ' ' T "trong. A single hnlr will tbe ,,, lajn ,e New York Her
,ll, ,: tiT I br weight of about 1.1S0 grains. I m, j, further evidence of the efficacy
rice for those things.
llnrftMl Wfllnnll llieil in inV Hint
i, . w nii.rAtnutirA na in tiip.
name 0f pt.riuini nnd of plncea. but '
, . .,,
iin i wni absolutely Imtiotent In re-
K Macauliiy I think that he could
tell you the nntne of the grand-aunt of
Klnthelwald, but that he co,,,,, not ,
. i.,i.. .. n,,i i ii, venr
or In the year 1WW. Tho truth was
that he took an Interest In tinmen and
genealogies, but none In dates. Simi
larly, In his Introduction to "Anne of
Oclersteln," Scott aptly says:
"I have through life been entitled to
it.m. ,.r Moivipniile'i nn-
. '. ... -..
' awcr to uls parisn minisier wnen 1110
latter was eulogizing him with respect
to the name faculty: 'No. doctor.' said
tbe honest border laird. "I have no
'command of my memory; it retain,
,only what happens to hit my fancy.
l..i nt,- ,,i, tr if rn we. tn
preach to me for a couple of hours on charged the rains with sufficient sul
end I might be unable at the close of phurlous and sulphuric acids to cover
.the discourse to remember one word the atone with n deposit that striking
of 1L' Perhaps there arc few men , ly resembles calcareous tufa. It Is.
Wtiose memory serve.i uie-u nu t'li i
fidelity as to many different classes of
subjets, but I am sorry to say that,
while mine lias rarely failed me as to
any snatch of verse or trait of charac
ter that bad once Interested my fancy,
It has generally been a frail support,
not only ns to names and dates and
other minute technicalities of history.
but as to many more
No. It Is pretty certain thnt we hnve1
not good memories for this and bad Certain varieties excel for food, oth
memories for that, In nny other sense erg for march and dextrine, others for
than that we remember that which In- alcohol, and yet others for stock feed-
tercsts us and forget that which Inter
ests us not Notes and Queries.
EUGENIE IN HER GLORY.
A Remarkable Description of Europe's
Moit licuutlfiit Hmpress.
From an nrtlcle by Clara Morris In
the Hooksellers' Magazine we clip the
" "c: "'"r ,," Vmnres. '
following desc IpHon of the Emp"-"
Eugenie tbe "hmpress of Sorrows
aa Miss Morris quotes It from one who
'oa nn who ,ra9 per.
'n7r to her cnrrla,. on
nlttea to escort
She was greatly addicted to wear
ing all the varying tones of lavender;
but one shade of mauve a pinkish
mauve sho seemed passionately fond
of. She wore It that day. The sun
. .iiininr. lirtlllnntlv the air seemed
was shining brllliantl) . tne air sccmou
full of that suppressed excitement
nn,-tiiiir tn Pnrls. The Emoress" gown
wag of a transparont stuff women call
.organde-a white ground with a
on It Then this .din flowered stuff
was worn over an undersllp of tnniivo
silk there seemed to be yards and
yards of It; It bUImvcdluluTTr
..,.,. , I,,..!, .n. Frnm tho
0 Jf J L
W purpk n of ry tho
clear lines of her tte'y bdy rose.
' "i " "
he d the pale b . de ha. crowned
- - ,,, .
lets, a great bunch of violets upon
.... i.... ,1 nro- nil n tpnt.llkn mil.
.bad. of mau. i satin flounced all over
with white lace, lined with whlto silk;
while cunningly between mnuvc-out-
.Ida and white-Inside wns stretched n
pink silk inner lining, so that when tho
ranllgbt struck fairly upon the parasol
- . -...i. ..int.. lint foil nn.
" .--". '""""
on the fair . face beneath . And wb n
purpled fleur do luco! From this
tremulous mass of perfumed bloom her
lovely face smiled forth as though tho
prodigality of spring hnd been per
sonified In her."
"I see Jones Is going to write n
"I nover thought ho had Imagination
enough for that."
"Tho deuce ho hasn't I He's 'been
making out expenso accounts for near-
y eleven years," New Orleans Times-
- . Democrat
Tho young man who admires a girl
becauso sho Is well dressed kicks l ko
,. ,, ,.,..,., i... ,..i1P i, la
Tho wive of Hlnmc9o noblemen
have their hair cut In pompadour atylo.
It la usually about IVt Inches In length,
nnd sticks tip atralght, llko the hair
In n blacking brush.
It Is estimated thnt between the agca
of twenty nnd thirty a man loses on nn
average only 614 dny n year from 111
ncn; but between fifty nnd ality bo
loses twenty dnja yearly.
The canaries of Ocrmany excel all
.II... ..onn-.tna na . I r, On. tin.
, , ., ',, thrll,
U, - - - M,1U,.II I. , UIIIIIIII-- (1 --I1IM.I-; .......
. - . .......
,or ra,nme ?nu a " ,ar w iwea-
,y J;1"1"8;; or , ,
T,le K'0'0 of tl10 'f m0TC1
The wrist contains eight
The dwnrf trees which the Jnpnnese
SO SKIIirimy promce nro nci-oniing pop-
mnr in i.uiui.v n.i iii-i .uiint.u, uu,. ... .,
miniature landaonpes, etc. It may be a
,. ... i,n,irp,! venrs old nnd only I
nne an to proiiuce uii uii or u-.-,i--
two feet high, yet to Occidental Ideas
It appears a sort of torture. A race
- o skilled In ,h
ors could nrodiice nrtincini trees wuicn
wottl.t nave quite as mucn nppearanco
I , - ... ..... ........ A.nnmAntAl .l-
... - .
of life and serve every ornnmental ptir.
pose quite as well.
A recent chemical examination of
the black deposit, resembling Iwjllcr
scale, that has formed to n thlcknes.
if .We.nMnri.n nf nn Inch under the
. ... . ...... t.-
coping or uie naiusirauc surruuiiuiui-,
the "Stone Gallery" nt the base of the
dome of St. I'aul's Cathedral, repeals ,
the eurinii. fact that It Is essentially ,
a calcium sulfate collected from the
,r. In two centuries the smoke and
frnm Tnrtnn rlilmnevs hate
imtucni uii uic UIIU--1 '
Jngs because of the dripping of th.
The scientific culture of potatoes Is
nowhere practiced as In Germany. In
thnt country, states Consul General
Mason, dozens of skillful nnd experi
enced grower, give their whole time
and energy to the propagation of Im-
provei varieties, and the conditions of
soil, exposure or purpose for whlcn
eacu bet suited are well understood.
lng. Many of the best sorts are new,
but not more than twenty varieties are
Included In the crop of pracUcal grow
ers, although about one hundred are
listed by dealers, and ns many as flv.
hundred were catalogued ns long ago
The United States geological survey
T the most Powerful river In
abates tfae factJ
', Tn. r . nr
developed water powers along
river, nnd It appears that they furnish
thousond horses. Tbe falls at Bruns
wick yield 7.700 horse power; at Lls-
bon Falls, 1,025; at Lewlston, 12,000:
at I.Ivermore Falls, 8,000; nt Otii
Fnlls, S.000; at Jay's, 3,700; nt Peter
aon'a Rips, 0,000. At Itumford Fall.
" h.. Is n nnl.nllal nt IMrtr tliniltlinri
K"'a " " ." vanci, ana ne is a w-eicuuie sum "
nPP. when the resources atl.u i ... . n..n.n.
that place are fully developed, nnd
that Is altogether the greatest water
power In New England.
JAPANESE GOD OF WAR.
Troops Var Respect i;ach Year to Mem-
orj of tilaln Comrade.
Hachlman Is tbe Japanese god of
war and his temple Is on Isurugaoka
hill aud has large tori! In front of It
huge gates of stone shnped like the
Greek letter pi. There Is also an lcho
tree some twenty feet In circumfer
ence and upward of 1,000 years old
that Is a couple of centuries older than
tho temple Itself, says the Montreal
Family Herald. In spirit Hacbiman U
present also nt the great Shinto temple
at Kanda, Toklo, the capital of Japan.
I Here, to this day. the troops station
' ed at the Toklo barracks come on the
Oth, 7th and 8th of May and the Oth,
7th and 8th of November to pay their
respects to the memory of the soldiers
who fell In battle in the Sago and Sat
suma rebellions and In the war with
China. Company by company they
I mnrch ud and present arms before tho
sreat "all. empty of all furniture ex
ent to receive me revereiicu ui urns
brother. In arms, who have not yet
too, at appeals to the pop-
uiar mmd, as the crowds on Kudan bill
for the arrival or tne troops nave
COme. 11 IS HOI a ujouimu. ww....,
is u a uuisj WW,,...
Japanese crowds, as a rule, are
neither mournful nor riotous. It Is a
clean and decorous crowd, one that
hna gathered to witness and In a way
to take part in a service that . 1 both
military nnd religious. The ceremony
of saluting before tne tcmpio appeals
to the whole people, who agree with
the sentiment that thoso who died In
battle died nobly, and who rejoice that
the army to which those who fell be
longed maintains for, them undying re
When Mrs. Latimer had twins.
Pnon cried. "I'hllopennl
And on. wus plump and ono was thin,
Could anything he meaner?
This did not fenio Pa Lattlmer,
Then ne.ver was a keener,
He named tho fat one Fatlma
And named the lean one Lena.
Albert G, Reeves In Sun.
Tcss I permitted him to kiss me on
condition that bo wouldn't mention tt
Jess And did bo?
Tess Well er ho repeated It th
very uext minute.
Bucket shops aro places whero men
Oixcliauge their barrels for bungholes.
dinrles I'. Norrls Curei Coniumptlon
by Walking Hl.OOOMIIe..
Three yeari ago Chnrlo. H. Norrls
of Hnti Francisco wa. told by phy.l
clam Hint lie could not llvo over Hire.
monttii. One lung,
they said, waa en
tirely gono from
the rnvnges of con
sumption, nnd the
most ho could do
would bo to take
to bis bed nnd dla
as comfortably as
possible, Hut Nor
rls was game. De
termined to fight to
CIIAItlES K. KOMIIS
the Inst, the In-
trei.1.1 itihi.i, who
'crawl, took to the rond. and along th.
11.310 miles ho hna tramped alnce then
foumI ,ncron,g health, until today
of the "open air" cure, which they nr
now reroranieiuiing. nu mi-o um, 11,
better, because It combines witn
the exerclie of a nigged life the care
mi -h.iiii.h ii cmic.......
Norrls Is 03 yeara old. He had trav-
eled extensively before he started on
bis consumption tramp. He had
iL k"J ,2
ana men nnu uiu KiinwictiKB gv miu
me ronnige "f " "
1." . O ., .1 U'ttll 1, tl f 1 fill In tll-d nfl..lt
.. , i . I a..
Francisco with but 11.00 In hl-i pocket
and face tne flglit ror lire, ins wira
md daughter were dead, his brother,
and sister, scattered, and no one de
penneci upon mo..
His money Iind
be - in frittered nwny on doctors' bill.
rrtn Is no ordinary tramp. Hla
clothe. ri neat. Ills manner. n
Beod. n".i "
co. He read. Shakespeare k.
h .th '
In January he called uiion President
Roosevelt and chatted with him soma
time about bis wanderings, and th.
president expressed admiration of bla
"This wa. my condlUon when I
,.1 t frnm Vrtirn Ailinl.t (L
arted out from t risco August S,
pounds, one lung was gone. I had suf
fered three hemorrhages, the doctor,
said a fourth would finish me. They
gave me three months more of life.
I bad $1.C0 my pocket I wa. well
dressed and I determined to live or
die In the open.
"The first night I slept under a
fence, being too weak to reach a farm
house a little ways off. For the first
three weeks I didn't know what day
would be my last. But I did not grow
any worse. My cougn continued, ana
the pains between my shoulders did
not leave me. If I had stopped, If I
had given up, I would have died com
fortably In a few weeks. Rut I set
ny teeth and went on. At tbe end
of the third week I noticed a slight
Improvement It continued, and be
fore two months hnd passed I lost my
pains and my cough had dwindled to
a memory. 1 was growing well."
Norrls' mode of life Is very simple.
He wanders from place to placo a.
fancy dictates. His long Journey In
search of heaIth bas tRken ulln a, 0Ter
th. United States. Ho wa. In New
York recently, nnd Is now on his way
to Buffalo. Ills cleanliness, straight
forward manner and a fund of unec
dotes have endeared him to railroad
men everywhere. News of his arrival
and departure are telegraphed In ad-
. . . , . .1.K
nil. Alia uiuai uvu to u i iiii
the waitinir room of some depot, in
tho winter, or on the platform or bag
gage truck when warm weather pre
vails. He says he was never refused
food but once, and that was by a min
ister In Oregon.
Mr. Norrls thinks consumption sani
tariums are not giving the proper
treatment to obtain the best result..
He sny. that in the so-called open air
cures he has visited the people are
given little or no exercise, but kept
quiet, fed on milk and eggs and mnde
fat. He holds that fatness Is not
healthy; that it Is the power of re
sisting fatigue, of sustaining exertion
for an extended period and of being
vigorous that constitutes true health.
Austria'! Strenuous Old Kmperor.
Th. venerable Emperor Francl. Jo
seph of Austria sets an examplo to hi.
subjepts In strenuoslty of life quit,
equal to that of our youthful Presi
dent, says Leslie's weekly, winter
and summer tho Emperor Is up at 0
In the morning. At 0 his alds-de-camp
have to be ready In case they aro
wanted, and state business of all kinds
Is conducted beforo breakrast. 'ine
Emperor seems to be literally devoured.
It Is said, by a sense of duty. Every
thing else gives way to It. His majes
ty nt the most trying nnd even tragic
moments of his life has always attend
ed Just as usual to the business of the
state, and those about him were
startled on the day of the funeral of
his only son to find the Emperor ready
to sign the orders for tho day exactly
When Bismarck was a boy hi. fa
ther desired blm to become a clergy
man, iy Hon. undrew D. White In
tho Century Magazine, In hi. later
year, the "Iron Chancellor" found hu
mor In the suggestion.
"You probably think thnt If I bad
become a clergyman I should be a bet
ter man," he said Jocosely to hi. wlf.
"I will not reply to that," ah. .aid, .
quietly, "for my answer would not b.
Teas Well, their engagement Is off,
Jess Tbe Ideal It was only an
nounced yesterday. What did they
Tess Aa to which was the more un
worthy of the other. Philadelphia
He Had Twentyiovon Wive.
In tbo course of a murder trial at
Cape Town recently tho defendant, an
aged Malay trader, admitted that ha
had twenty-seven wives.
Our Idea of a mean man Is one who
nends two-thirds of his time In g.t-
tlug money and tbe other third In keep-
J lng It