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A DOCTOR'S MISSION
1 1 otillltix her nwnr fruin lilm nt IcmiHi
fur another luuk nl Iter beautiful face, liv
.uy cnuu, Ton are (lie perfect linage
nf your mother, mill lu my partial eyes
Hie will I Iil mum ben iilirnl women
hnve ever seen."
These word were spoken In so low n
tour ttiitt tin- Indira present Inn! nut
caught llii'lr meaning, ami iiiiirniurliii! In
return that she must IntrinJiit-u lihn tu
the waiting duello, lie allowed Iiit lu
lent lilm forward while tlm presented
lilm ns "my fin her.
Drawing close to Iiit grace, 'in being
Hum Introduced, ha lurnitl a lint quli
ileal luuk full upun Iiit, which raiiss
Iict In spring up lii-lnnlly n alio met It,
"IMwnrdl Unn thli Im my aon Ed
ward?" "Sly own, ik'nr mother! thru you ilu
know urn after all these year J" tln
answer as Im held furlli hi arms to em
Aluaicd at thin uiilookrd fur revelation,
Dllii'l ami t.ady Claire rlnspnl bunds In
mutual sympathy, mid looked un In si
lent wonder. '
A Hit thin fund greeting, the duke turn
nl and ulutvd hl alstrr's rhlld, whom li
had never seen, after which he took
Klln-I's hand and lending her to hla moth
"Now, dearest mother, let nir auk for a
share of your lo to Im given to my
daughter, Lady Ethel Worlhliigton, fur
In her )uu te your own granddaugh
ter." "IJdward, this It n surprise, hided," re
turned her grace, ns alio reied the
sweet girl to her bosom ami hissed her
bright yoiinit brow. "Ethel Inn already
Moll our affections iliirliik' her hrlef resi
dence here, wlthuut knowing Hull she
could Inn fully elnlm them. Hut now,
pleaar, tell your moUii-r ho you mar
rled, mid why you kept your marriage so
long a si-en-t?"
"liefer answering ynur nuratlnn, my
dear mother, wo will prnci-d to open the
parkin: o left In Elhcla charge. "
Taking the small himdle of what
reined papers and letters from hla daugh
trr'a band, the duko cut the atrliiKa mid
drew lorth the rutitriita.
Tho llrit thing to met the eye waa
marriage ri-rtlllcntc, setting f'ir.li that on
Orl. 1H, IS, Just twenty two yenra tie-
fore, In New lurk lly. I M ward Wor
thinglnn, unly aon of Charlia, tenth Duko
of Wrsttinorrluiid, was united In mnniaiie
to Florence Ncrrrgnll, daughter of the
late Johu Nerrrgall of Iniduii, hy Iter.
Henry Morris, I). It,
Next camo to view n lunKiilflreut circle
dlnnlund ring which he had given to her
n ttho time of their engagement mid
plain gold hand, i-ontiiliilug their joint
Initial and the date of their mnrrlnge.
The Inst wna hla wjfe a weildlug ring!
'1'lir-n nppenreil n small locket, set with
diamonds, eoiitiilulug the IlkciHxwca nl
laith; mid aa he threw the gold chnlu, to
which It wn nttni'hed, over Klhel'a ucck
he Imdo her wenr It hereafter, "fur tho
nko of her pnn'iila."
Aa the ducheaa and l.ndy Claire huiked
nt the tieniitlfiil face of Klln-ra ixmr,
young mother, they uctm each "truck
with the Hkeiieaa he hore to the picture.
niiil thought alio uilgtit nluiuat hnvu heeu
"Now, my denr mother and daughter,
I will tell you why I hnte. ao long con
cealed tho fact of my marriage. Vuu,
in,,: her, enn aenrcely blnuie me, when yuii
remiMulier the eet and ateru dlaiHialtluii
tny father ever poicaed. Hla will wna
Inw, hit rule n rod of Iron, and a child
jarlug to dlaiihry hint wna aure to In- pull
UIiinI with tho utiuoat aeverity.
"When I wna only a atrlpllug of nine
teen yenra I had nciiiiupiiuleil my fnlliiT
to a lot hunt, nud after the cluiae wna
over, on our rrtuni ride he inininrnciM
talking nUiilt my being heir to hla title
nihl wealth, nud nhout the luti-nae dinlro
he hnd that when I married I ahould
lect a wife from a certain number of la
dli'i Udonglug to the nubility.
" 'I'nther I replied, M hnve nlwayn ex
ecteil to love aouie .wet young girl,
nud on til ut nccouut aolely to marry her!'
"'Then your etpectntloiu will meet n
udden and grlevoua dlaiipMilutiiieiit,
wna hla atern reply.
"Wheeling hla hone an Hint he fnrod
me In tho run. I, he extended hla right
hnnd tnwnrda henvru, and then ill id there
tuok thla aoleinn oarh:
" 't)ucc fur nil, I'Mward, hear me nnd
ninrk what 1 any: 1 solemnly en II ou
lieu veil to wltneai Hint never will I con
sent to your wedding nny (icraoii not lu
your own rank lu life! Never, buy; re
member thnt. Never.'
"From Hint hour matrimony nnd Indlea
loat nil ell n run for me. I, na you know,
inlugliHl little In society, nnd found my
chief nuiuaemenu lu atudy, hunting nud
traveling. When nhout twenty-six yenra
old I went to America, and while in New
York I iiccldentally met (lertrude Not or
gall, who wna tho daughter of Kir Geof
frey (ilciiileiinlng, our neighbor at the
lull. SI"'. In making what they consid
ered a plebelnn marriage, hnd been enst
(iff nnd disowned by her proud father nud
all her friend" and relatives.
"With her liiwlinnil ami Ids young or
phan sister, Klorenco Novergnll, they
liuil lert uugiauu; una iervrgail loon bo
I'liiiio talented lawyer, respected, and
received Into tho bust society lu Nun
"It was then, at their houae, I II rat met
nnd pnsalonntely loved my beniitlful
Florence. Infatuated to tho wildest de
gree with this young lady, I could not
lenve the place, nud before innuy weeks
passed I discovered that alio reciprocated
my wnnn devotion.
"When sliu did coufwa her feellnga, I
nw nt ouco Hint asking for, tho consent
of my father would be useless, so I urg
ed n prlvitto mnrrlnge. To this she con
sented, If I could gain tho approbation
of her brother uml his wife,
"In lenii'inbrnnco uf their own happy
life, brought about by a marriage aololy
for love, lliclr consent wim sixiu given,
nnd lu tlielr preacuco wo were united. I
lived with her tho happiest year of my
life, under Hie slniplo inline of KUwaril
"Hut, nlasl our Joy win but for brief
period, for when our little girl was only
three weeks old, alio left me for n bright
er world a nevcr-fndliig heritage ou
"After her death I wn Inconsolable.
Life for mo wan nluilcas; so I cared not
what became of me. Then Mrs. Never
gall came with her sisterly udvico nnd
consolations, nnd In her pious efforts I
again regained my outwnrd composure,
"Mrs, Novergnll, wlUi the consent of
her good liunbnnd, then offered to tuke
chnrga of my Infant child, saying that
perhaps at present I wight not tleslra to
liY CMILV IIIORNION
Author of " Hov Kusskm.'s Rvt.n,"
"Tint I'ASIIIONAIiLl! Monir.it," UtC.
niiiiouiicn my marriage, or her eilstence,
to my proud nllil stern father.
"After giving tho matter consideration
I consulted to their plan, and made up
this package nt that time, tu be keot un
til this blrthduy. I charged Hum to keep u imtidioiiie K'mitH from all purls of
my secrot saci.-lly, and to give my Utile , iri,Vni. b, ,,,, ,r thorn valuable
TfZ '';'"" THT ho refused to tnar
been neluiilly their own. r' ""' l'"'""'', selected were uncer-
"I Inrorined them that on this birth ''iiioiilously deported,
day she might be I,, Id this Mory, but un-, Hlnco the Institution of this human
til I reclaimed her I deilred her to rn-1 benuty farm forty model marriages
llllllll with them. If at tills dato my ' linn, taken ulneo unit nver KMI i-bllilroii
I ii tu it still llvrd, I should settle upon
her a suitable allowance, and perhapx
visit her occasionally In Now York with
out his klloH'ledge.
"One jear ngo he died; and 1 at once
wrote to Mrs. Nevergall tho fact, and
told her that 1 hnd now Inherited the
dukedom, and should consider myself free
to rrra.ll my child.
"Hhe blatantly aniweml to the address
I had given her, eommuiilentlng tint fact
that alio was a widow", Tory near her end,
and Is'gged me to leave Kihel with her
until li'io should pnss away, or until, at
miy rate, the llftli of October. Khe told
me shii should anil for Fiiglnnd very xhjii,
taking Ftliel with her, and said that I
oilld hear nt her at the residence uf her
cumin, Mr. Itogers, at any time. I call
eil there Inst week, ns dlrectiil, only to
hear uf my kind friend's death, ami the
astounding news that my sweet daughter
was even then an Inmate nf Castle ( aim.
"(Ilnilly I repaired hither to meet at
once daughter, mother nnd niece. May we
never mure ho parted!
Amen, any I to that! ' elnculntcd the
happy duenna. "I hnve been lonely. In-
(red, without my miii. Now I am old
and need a son'a care and attention."
Which enre, rest nssun-d, nhnll nl-
wnya be yours," again repented the duke.
as he Nioopcd and pressed a warm kiss
upon li'-r still handsome cheeks.
When In the morning Dr. (ilendenuliig
railed and was told the news tbut the
poor guveruesH was no other thnn Indy
illhel Worthlngton, acknowledged dnugh
ter of the Ilnkil nf Wi-nttnorelnml, hla
heart sank within lilm, and he could only
whisper in trembling totiea;
"Will this noble relationship cause you
to regret our engagement' till, Ktliol,
Flliel, will thla part us?"
"Never!" wan tho glad reply. "My
father knows too well the value of n true
lore, nnd he surely will not refuse hla
consent to our union, if he does, I nm
of age, and haro promised that nothing
shall t mi. In tho way uf our marriage."
Nothing did sepanito them. The duke
wax much plcaacd with !r. II lend, -lining's
manly demeanor, ami when he tim
idly aaked for his daughter's hnnd he
lulled brightly and gave Ilia consent.
Hu I.ady llthel Worthlngton married
Dr. Fnrle lllfcnstclli tileiidennlng, amid
great rejoicings and vast displays of
wealth, beauty and fashion, after which
the "buimle" bride wns welcomed gludly
to the rcunslclcd nud grcntly improved
ball, n place that still bore to Ktrnngu a
Sir I'ltiroy lived nearly two yearn af
ter the uuirrlnge of his aon, nnd these
years were unclouded by n single sorrow,
lie loved his children fondly, and was
greatly beloved by them in return, lie
died at Inst ipllte suddenly, nnd woa laid
to rest beside Ills brother Arthur In the
Kir Fnrle Flfcnstcln (ilcndennlng, M.
1)., and his beautiful wife, l.ndy Kthel,
were ever regarded with true affection
hy all their nclghUm and tenants; and
when, at last, the duke, after his iiiuth
er's death, did, lu his luueliuiws, lore slid
wed n second time, n lady of rank, the
Countess Terean I.orell, they found In
the new durhcas a rare addition to their
circle of dear ones, nnd the most happy
intercourse ever existed between tho two
l'oor Constance Cilrmlenning, In losing
husband, title nnd wenlth, became a mel
ancholy Invalid. The fnto of her former
lover, whom she denrly loved, was so im
pressed upon her heart and Imagination
thnt nftcr sin) he.ird It In all its liidcsiu
uess the very mime uf her husband in
her presence brought on nervous trem
bling to such nil extent that the subject
hnd to be bnulshcd entirely from her
he horrible exposure of her husband's
sin produced at length another revulsion
of feeling, and with deep rcmorso her
henrt returned to her early love, cling
ing ever to his memory, only to shed tours
over hla sorrowful fate and devotion to
herself, tenrs of unavailing regret.
Ko she hnd lived and so at lust she
lied, .lust two years lifter the left the
hull she breathed her sad life nwSy, nud
her Inst words were;
Arthur, Arthur, my only love, I ronie
to thee now, nevermore to bo pnrlrd."
A Perploxril I'orter.
One certainly meets with queer ex
iHrleticen while traveling," remarked
the pei'Min of roving teiidemieH. "One
time, for example-, when on my way to
Chicago, I a woke In tho morning to
II tid n boot nnd hboe tiutler my Itcrth
Instead of tho pair 1 had left there the
night before. Not wishing to appear
tints In public, I called tho porter nud
showed III in tlio error. Ilu appeared
somewhat bewildered, and finally re
marked In n tone of mingled perplex
ity and surprise:
"Well, tint Biittlnly nm mighty pecu
liar, lilt's do second tlmo dat's Imp
peuded ills inawnln'."
Yiiliio of HlorkN to Kgypt.
Wero It not for tlio multitude of
storks thnt throng Kgypt every winter
there would bo no living lu fottio partK
of tho country, for, after every liiuti
ilallon, frogs appeur lu devastating
Am to Figures,
"Do figures ever Ho?" ho asked,
As ho looked out to sea,
"Some may but initio docs not," khe
Then blushed delightfully,
"Jones una a, now addition to his
"Indeed.? I must cougrntulatu lilm!"
"Hold on It's a bou-Iu-IiiwI" Atlan
There Is something about u motlier-In-law
which overy wise, sou-lu-luw
rocogulzes, and that Is that she Is of
groat strategic vuluc.
nUQBIA'8 DEAUTY COLONY.
"An Kiiillitr Olympus Peopled frith
Apolloa nml Ifcliea
At the tlinu of the- IliisKo-Turldsli
war M. Itcsliotiilkuir, struck with the
inferior, Ill-noiirlslivU pliyskiue of many
recruits, act ushlo niimiiilly out of Ills
largo foi ttino the until of 10MHJ rublcj
fur tlio purpose of cllinltiiitliig the unlit
by uiicoiirnglug murrlugu only between
yoiinjf pi'opio of exceptional beauty
health nml Intolllgenco.
To itttnln thin end lie employed at
workers on bin estnto only the band
oiliest anil healthiest villagers. These
hu encouraged to enter upon matri
mony by free xmntii of land, payments
of nil marriage fees nnd an annuity of
(W rubles a year for every child born.
He mieceeded In removing from bis
i-stiiti- by miller liarsh means all de
formed nml sickly persona and attract
Ii.ivo been born, nearly nil of them be
ing Immensely superior to the average
Russian peasant children In strength
uml beauty. Tho girls lu particular
nro rotnaikablo for their graceful car
riage mid lltlio, Active forms.
A marriage lias Just been celebrated
(hero with exceptional display owing
to the fact that the bridegroom nnd till
brlilu nro the tlrst couple both of whom
sprung from unions arranged by M.
1 lie bridegroom, n handsome peasant
named ViislllefT, of splendid physique.
Hid the bride, n lovely girl of 1H, were
driven to church In M. Iteshetiilkoff's
carriage nnd given as dowry a large
wooden cottage and a plot of laud.
Hundreds of persons witnessed the cer
emony, nnd nt the wedding breakfast
M. Iteshetiilkoff delivered an eloquent
I eb, In which he welcomed "the sec
mil generation of his nurslings who are
' to make holy Itiiaaln an earthly Olf m
I ,,s (in.,,!,.,! tnlll. A Il. ..,,1 lluU "
The man who first made steel pens
got $1 n piece for them.
It Is said thnt tho Turks were the
first to bury their dead In cemeteries
adorned with ornamental headstones.
The United .States produced nlnn
thousand (wtind of tea the past year,
tho farms being lu North Carolina and
Johns Hopkins lias one professor to
every four students, Yale one to every
nine, nnd Columbia, Harvard nud
l'cimsylvanla one to every ten.
Solomon .Shnttuck, of Ilollls, claims
to haro tho best teeth for a man of hU
years In New Hampshire, If uot lu
New England. 11c Is 'JU yenrs of ugp,
and with the exception of four wisdom
teeth, which were extracted several
years ngo, nnd one lost when a boy,
lie has all his teeth lu perfect condi
tion. Local dentists ray his Is the most
remarkable ense they eer knew of.
The United States constitutes th
richest nation on the globe. Mulhall
furnishes these figures: I'nltrd Slates,
$S1,7W,(SS),(00; (lre.it Ilrltaln, f.V.V
o:so,sx,(x; France. Jt7.(ro0,000,0j
(lermany, $ ICStW.WO.OOO; ltuasla. $12,
l'.'.I.OOO.O'!; Austria, $22,5iO,OUMXiO;
Italy. $ir.,MMj,OCsJ,lKSl; Spain, $11,300.
(SKMsiO. These computations are based
upon values as shown by real estate
records, buildings, merchandise and
railways, as well as too circulating
medium In each nation.
Three of the live women on the
Itevolutlonary War pension roll
New i:nglanders. They are Hnimali
Newell llnrrctt, of Iloston, Mass., aged
10,'t, pensioned by special net as the
daughter of Noah Harrod, who served
two years as private with tho Mnssn
ehusetts line; Ksther H. Damon, of
Plymouth. Vt., W). pensioned ns the
widow of Noah Damon, who served
In the Massachusetts line from Apri',
nT.'p. to May, ITS); nnd Ithodn Au
gustn Thompson, of Woodbury, Conn.,
nged 63, pensioned by special net ns
the daughter of Thnddeus Thompson.
who served six years as private In Col
John I.am's Now York regiment.
Prof. Hans Mollsoh of Prague has
reported to the Vienna Academy of
Sciences the discovery of n Inmp light
ed by mentis of bnctorln, which he
clnlms will give a powerful light nnd
bo free from danger, thus being vnlu
nblo for work In mines nnd powder
magazines. The lamp consists of n
glass Jar In which n lining of saltpetre
and gelatine, Inoculated with bacteria,
Is placed. Two dnys nfter Inoculation
the Jnr beooms Illuminated with n
wonderful bluish-green light, cnused
by the Innumerable bnctcrln which
hnvo developed In the time. The light
will burn brllllnntly for from two to
three weeks, nftcrwnrd diminishing "n
brightness. It renders faces recognu
able nt a distance of two ynrds, nnd
lnrge type Is easily legible by It. Prof.
Mollsoh asserts thnt the lamp yields
u cold light, which Is entirely safe.
A llonplliihle. llourt.
Frederick (ioodall, of tho Itoyal
Academy, tells In his "Hcmlnlscenccu"
n good Btory of Jenny Uml. The Swe
dish singer never iptlte mnstered our
laugunge, and her hnblts of thinking
nnd feeling remained Just what they
had been In her childhood.
Her Ideas In Kugllsh were perfectly
charming, although they were express
ed with a foreign accent. The nalveto
In many of her remarks was captivat
ing. Once when tho talk turned on the
subject of mice, an anlnuil for which
ladles are uelloved to entertain feel
ings akin to torror, why I hnvo never
been nblo tu understand, Jenny Llnd
contributed to the discussion tho quaint
"I Imvo n holo In my henrt for zo
Sometimes It happens thnt n mnn W
no cross nrouud home thnt there Is as
much excitement wheu he smiles ns
thero wns when ho smiled when ho
was a month-old baby.
A woman may enjoy having an oper
ation performed by a noted doctor, but
n limn doesn't
-H r 'H H' I
Captain Cuttle's famous watch,
which would keep "correct" time wily
by various shakings mid shifting of
the hands during the day. Is matched
by u Yorkslilreiiian's clock. Hu re
anted the Imputation that there was
.inytlilng wrong with It. "It goes reet
men fof tlilrn that knau how t' read
it,' he snlil; "when Its hands are at
twelve, It strikes two, nnd then uw
ktiail Its hnlf-p.lst seven."
He Wolr Hopper n.iys that his small '
uopliow was given a diary, nnd one of I
Ills tlrst entries In It wns "got up at i
seven." He showed It to his mother,
and sin corrected his sentence. "Dot
up!" she exclaimed In horror; "does the
sun get up l( rises!" The youngster
firi-f ully erased the offending words,
.mil wrote, "Hose nt seven." And on
retiring for the ulglu he carefully In
scribed In his dlnry, "Set at eight "
An ordinary echo Is a curious thing;
but according to the statements of u
Frenchman nt a watering place in the
Pyrenees, one iiiio on the Fr.inco-Pms-
slan frontier Is fur from ordinary. "As
soon as you have spoken," said the
Frenchman, who had secured an audi
ence of wild-eyed tourists, "you hear
distinctly the volte leap from rock to
rook, from precipice to precipice, and
as soon as It has passed the frontier It
assumes the Kpanlali tongue: '
The story Is told of a meeting of
credltora who were trying to settle the
affairs of a men-hunt who had failed
for a large amount. He Insisted that
his assets were absolutely nothing
that his wife owned the house In which
he Jived; that the family farm was the
property of his daughter; thnt the store
hclougi-d to his son. "I have nothing,"
he said, "except my body, which you
can divide among you." "Well, shentlc
men," spoke up a Jewish creditor, "If
you do dot, I speaks right uow for his
A I-ondon playgoer, who had drunk
deeply at his dinner, appeared at the
box otllce of one of the principal thea
ters, and put dovrr. a sovereign, asking
for the best sent In the house. Ills
condition was so evident that the man
lu the box otllce politely declined to
sell him n ticket. "What's matter?"
demanded the nppllcnnt. "what's mat
ter with me?" "Well, If you really
want to know," responded the ticket
seller, "you're drunk.' The frankness
of this reply hnd rather n sobering In-
lluence uion the playgoer. He gather
ed up the sovereign with dignity. "Of
course I'm drunk," he said, cheerfully,
he turned to go; "I wouldn't come
to we this play If I were sober, would
At the Democratic convention, Will
lam J. Ilryon wns held up by a lot
of camera Sends, for whom he obllg-
ngly posed. A stranger, accompanied
by his .Vyonrold daughter, came up,
announced that be had voted for Ilryan
twice, and asked the privilege of slink
Ing hands with lilm. The privilege wn
grnnted, and llrynn also took the little
girl's band. As be did so, a camera
Held shouted: "Hold her hand, Mr.
llrynn." Mr. Ilryan complied. More
photographers appeared on the scene,
and desired the pose to continue. It
did continue for over Ave minutes,
"I'm glad my wife isn't here," said Mr.
Ilryan, when he was at last released
from his captivity; "holding a girl's
band this way for five minutes In
ORIGIN OF SUPERSTITION.
Natural Burrouudlnira of People He
aponatble for llcllef tn Umena.
The first dawn of Imagination re
sults In superstition. The lowest type
of African savage Is devoid of either.
The moment he develops Into a crea
ture rather more removed from the
brute crentlon he begins to feel the
fascination of the unseen. The tribes
that Inhublt the forest land aud moun
tain regions are the most superstitious.
Tho trees shake and moan in the
winds. They are credited with spirit
life. The caves of the mountains
with their hollow echoes, are the
homes of the gnomes that guard the
earth treasures, the gold nud silver
mines; the rivers nre full of mock
ing wnter spirits uncertain In temper
as the capricious element In which
they dwell. Theism comes from the
desert, with Its vast spaces, Its Intense
loneliness. Hut even the desert wor
shipers of oue great spirit hnd their
superstitions. At night, as they
watched the stars that shine with im-
equaled brilliancy lu Uiose burning re
gions, they not unnaturally conceived
the Idea that many of them were tho
outward expression of one of the great
spirits that minister to tho Most High,
and were permitted by Him to exer
cise a special Influence over the des
tinies of this planet nnd the lives of
the humnus that Inhabit It Out of
these beliefs grew up the so-called
nclenco of astrology, with Its easting
of horoscopes aud Innumerable pre
We nre the children of our ances
tors, and even In this twentieth cen
tury aro not yet delivered from the
hereditary Influences of tlielr super
stitions. The number seven, for in
stance, has always been regarded as
a mystic number. Seven angels stand
before the throne; u seven-brnnched
candlestick was commanded to be
used In the temple; the seventh day of
tho week wns ordered to be kept holy.
and nowadays the seventh son of n
seventh son Is credited In rural dis
tricts, nnd especially In various parts
of America, with almost supernatural
towers. Witchcraft, that curious mix
ture of hypnotism and charlatanism,
has been practiced from time Imme
morial. Tho Witch of Kndor was ev
idently possessed of great hypnotic
power, nud worked her wonders by
means of mesmerism nnd suggestion,
a Is evident from her terror when
the spirit of the prophet really ap
peared to the Jewish monarch nt her
summons. Why Is the number thir
teen unlucky? This superstition Is ap
parently derived from the fact thnt
there were thirteen at that I-ast Sup
per which terminated In the great
tragedy. To this same feast does tho
: Short Gt,
superstition about upsetting salt be
long. In stretching out to dip liU
hand In tho dish Judns is said to have
upset the salt, and the ancient paint
ers of that sacred repast often dit
plct an overturned salt cellar.
Why Friday, n day sacred to Vennl,
should be considered unlucky It Is dif
ficult to any, unless we refer the Idea
to thnt Itnllnn proverb which declare!
that ltacchus, Tobacco and Venus are
the cause of all the misfortune! of
men. The mysterious Influence" of
horseshoes Is still believed by un In
credible uurnber of people. 'J'hU su
perstition owes Its origin to the cres
cent moon, to the horned head-dress
of Isls, and of Diana, who wore Ui
crescent above her brow. Many cu
rious superstitions are attached to por
traits, which are derived from the
mythology of the Kgypumis. Certain
persons grately assure one that the
wrath of the departed has power to
materialize now and then, nnd to
watch over the living members of his
race mi long as his portrait exists. It
was to keep for the departed some
portion of their earth life that the
Egyptians devoted such attention to
the preservation of tho mummy. Su
perstitions are illlnVult to shake off.
It Is consoling If a trayful of glasses
fails down to remember that broken
glass Is lucky; and If one Is nnnoyed
by a spider thnt persists In holding
high revel on one's pillow, one likes
to say to one's self that a spider seen
at night Is un excellent omen, nnd so
ou. Howvcr, like the belief In fairies,
our superstitions will, no doubt, slow
ly disappear nnd only lie remembered
ns subjects for Jeering by Hie matter-of-fnet
mortals of the twenty-fifth cen
tury. Indon Doctor.
Chinese school teachers do not
strengthen the brains of children with
algebra aud calculus, but stuff them
with Confucian morals, says a writer
In Hie Chicago Itecord-Herald. He
further declares that In China he found
no wit or Imagination, but tells the
following Incidents, which prove that
the Chinaman has good unconscious
substitutes for one or the other:
One day In Shanghai, when I was
feeling sick, I called a Chinaman to
me and said, "John, do you hare good
tloctors In China?"
"(!ood doctors!" he exclaimed.
"China have best doctors In wo'ld."
"Kudon, over there," I said, point
ing to a house covered with a doctor's
signs, "do you call him a good doc
tor?" "Eudon good doctor!" he exclaimed.
"He great! He best doctor In China.
He save my life once!"
"You don't say so!" I said. "How
"Me vclly sick," be said, confiden
tially. "Me callee Doctor Han Kou.
Glvea some medicine. Get relly velly
sick! Me call Doctor Sam Sing. Glioo
more medicine. Me grow worse. Go
ing to die! Bllmeby call D'octor Eu
don. He no got time, no come. He
snvee my life!"
In Chefoo my wife engaged a Chi
nese cook. When he came she asked
his name. Shaking hands with him
self and smiling, he said, "My namee
long Hang Ho."
"Oh, that's too long!" said my wife
"I can't remember all that I call you
"All light" he said, smiling. "What
your namee t
"My name," said my wife, slowly,
"Is Mrs. Melville D. Landon."
"HI!" cried John. "Too long namie!
Can't 'member all lot. Callee you Char
ley." MANY USES FOR PAPER.
Japanese Uxcet In Manufacture of Till
From the bark of trees and shrubs
the Japanese make scores of papers,
which nre far ahead of ours, says the i
National Geographic Magazine. The
walls of the Jnpnnese bouses nre
wooden frames covered with thla
paper, which keeps out the wind, but
lets In the light and when ono com-,
pares these paper-walled "doll houses"
with the gloomy bamboo cabins of the
Inhabitants of the Island of Java or,
the small-windowed huts of our fore
fathers one realizes that without glass
and lu a rainy climate, these Ingenious
people haro solved In a remarkable
way the problem of lighting their
dwellings and, at least In a measure,
ot keeping out the cold.
Their oiled papers are astonishingly
cheap and durable. As a cover for his
lond of ten when a rainstorm overtakes
htm the Japanese farmer spreads over
It a tough, pliable cover of oiled paper.
which Is almost as Impervious ns tar
paulin and ns light ns gossamer. He
has doubtless carried this cover for
years, neatly packed away somewhere
nbout his cart The "rlklsba" coolies
In the large cities wear mantles of this
oiled paper, which cost less than l.S
cents and last for a year or more with
An oiled tissue paper, which Is as
tough as writing paper, can be had at
the stationers' for wrapping up deli
cate articles. Grain and meal sacks
are almost always made of bark paper
In Japan, for It Is not easily penetrated
by weevils and other Insects. Hut
perhaps the most remarkable of all the
papers which And n common use In
the Japanese household are the leather
papers of which the tobacco pouches
and pipe cases are made. They nra
almost as tough ns French kid, so
translucent that one can nearly see
through them, and as pliable and soft
ns calfskin, tne material or winch
they nre made is as thick as cardboard,
but as flexible as kid.
They sat on the rustic bench count
ing tho fireflies'.
"Darling," he whispered softly, "may
print n kiss on your cherry Hps?"
Tho beautiful girl stared at him
Do you belong to the Printers'
Union?" she asked quickly. Chicago
ltenson Enough Tor It.
Cholly i'our dog looks sad.
Hobby Yes; sis says she guessed ho
knows I named him after you Phila
Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Cap'n Good'n,
And there wi saw the men and boys
At thick at hasty puJJIa',
Yankee doodle, keep It up,
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step.
And with the gitli be handy.
And there we see a thousand men,
As rich as 'Squire David;
And what they wasted every day
I wish It could be saved.
The 'lasses they eat every day
ould keep a house In winter i
They have so much thnt I'll he bound
They eat It when ther"re tnlud ter.
And there I see a swampln' gun,
I-nrge ns a log of maple,
Upon a deuced little cart,
A load for father's cattle.
And every time they shoot it off
It takes n horn of powder.
And makes a noise like father's gun,
Only a nation louder.
I ses a little barrel, too,
The heads were made of leather!
They knocked on It with little clubs
To call the folks together.
And there was Cap'n Washington
And gentle folks about him;
They say he's grown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without 'em.
He got him In his meeting clothes
Upon a slapping stallion
A givin' orders to his men
1 guess there was a million.
The flaming ribbons In his hat
They looked too 'tamal fine, ah,
I wanted packlly to get
To give to my Jemima.
And then they'd fife away like fun.
And play on cornstalk fiddles.
And some had ribbons red as blood
All wound about.thelr middles.
Old Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For 'lasses to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
I see another snarl of men
A-dlgglng graves, they told me.
So 'tarnal long, so 'tarnal 0ep
They 'tended they should hold me.
It scared me so I hooked It off.
Nor stopped, as I remember.
Nor turned about, till I got home
Locked up In mother's chamber.
Dr. Richard Shurkburgh.
Joke on the Joker.
One day In Milwaukee, Eugene Field
was walking along with his friend.
George Yenowine, when the latter halt
ed In front of a bookshop and said:
"Gene, the proprietor of this place Is
the most serious man I ever knew. He
never saw n Joke In his life. Wouldn't
it be a good chance to try for that ex
purgated Mrs. Hemans?"
Without a word Field entered, asked
for the proprietor, and then made the
'That Is rather a scarce book," came
the reply. "Are you prepared to pay a
fair price for it?"
For Just a second Field was taken
aback: then he said: "Certainly, cer
tainly; I I know It Is rare."
The man stepped to a case, took out
a cheaply bound volume, and handed
It to Field, saying: "The price Is $5."
Field took it nervously, opened to the
title page, and read In correct print
"The Poems of Mrs. Felicia Hemans,
Selected and Arranged with All Objec
tionable Passages Excised by George
Yenowine, Editor of 'Isaac Watts for
the Home.' 'The Fireside Hannah
More,' etc., with the usual publisher's
name and date at the bottom.
Field glanced up at the bookseller.
He stood there the very picture of sad
"I'll take It." said Field faintly, pro-
duclng the money.
Outside Yenowine was missing. At
,111s otllce the boy said that he had Just
left saying that he was going to Stand
lug Hock, Dak., to keep an appointment
with Sitting Hull." Saturday Evening
Any ooy or gin wuo uas a camera
and a good stock of patience may se
cure n photognph of lightning. The
patience Is needed lu watting for the
lightning. When a thunder shower
ior tiu uppuiiuuuj iu actum your pic
ture. You cannot get a picture of
lightning during every thunder shower,
Clouds or a heavy downpour of ralu
often conceals tho flash from view,
and we have "sheet lightning." It Is
useless to photograph this, but you
may by Its light get an Interesting pic
ture ot the landscape.
When the sharp "chain llghntlng"
conies, select a window from which
you can see it well, or, If It Is not rain
ing, go out of doors aud set the camera
on the tripod focused as for a distant
view and pointed toward that quarter
of the heavens In which the lightning
Is most frequent. Tho diaphragm
should be set to the largest opening
that Is ever used, the slide drawn, and
the lens uncovered ns for a time ex
posure. Then follows a wait or oue,
two, five or even twenty minutes, until
a bright flash conies within the field of
view of the camera, when the lightning
takes Its own picture. Then cover the
lens, push In the slide, and you are
ready to try again on a fresh plate.
Has u Level llontl.
"That architect Is makliig a big hit
with his new scheme for suburban res
idence." "What's the game?"
"To every man who gives him a con
tract for the building of a suburban
residence he guarantees a constuutsup
ply of servant girls for ten years'
time." Philadelphia Press.
After a man has boarded u number
of years, he beglus to think a vege
table garden a moro beautiful sight
than n flower garden.
Some women weur whlto dresses too
LAD'S TROUT PRESERVE.
DUcovcrj Mndo by dome Angler In,
the White Mutiutnltia.
A little party of trout fishermen
hnve been resting here for a few days
after an excursion Into tho northern
part of Mnlno. They had Intr-ndcd to
try their favorite lly nt Its native place,
Pnrmachcnee Lake, and they were
tired out, though not from landing fish,
The fine trout served fur breakfast
at one of the hotels excited their curi
osity not a little.
"Caught right here, gentlemen,
brought In Just about alive by a slip
of a boy no taller than that," was the
reply tlielr questioning brought
A careful wntch wns set and the
lad wns captured as he came to the
kitchen door with u tin Mil full of
handsome nnd uniform three-quarter
pound ilsli. Liberal offers of silver In
duced Li I n to take the men to his
stream that evening.
At his suggestion tho anglers took
their customary tneklo with them,
though thero wns not much sense nor
any fun about lly-llihlng In n two-foot.
wide brook In the depths of tho alder
woods with nine-foot rods. However,
by following directions, standing well
back from the water, and using very
short lines, a few little trout were
taken, some of them as much ns live
"That's the way It used to bo Willi
mc," commented their young guide, "It
was n good while beforo I got Into tho
way to ketch the good ones. Y'ou hov
to kind of work up to It, I guess,"
Now, one of the anglers wns up to
most of Uie tricks of the trnde, nnd ho
noted two fncts which rather upset hla
fnltli In the good Intentions of the
guide. One wns thnt tho boy did no
fishing himself nnd the other wns thnt
the tlngerllngs enptured wero In gen
eral nppearanco very unlike the crim
son beauties furnished to the hotel.
This angler had a private Interview
with the lad beforo they parted, and
by skillfully dangling a J." bill before
his eyes managed to exact a promise
from lilm to furnish further Informa
tion respecting the trout fishery next
Accordingly, last Tuesday, found tho
old angler nnd the lad at daybreak In
the heart of the woods, a mile or more
back from the famous Notch, and a
good half mile from the brook. Covered
In by rank growing ferns and willow
brush was an evidently artificial ditch,
fifty yards long and three feet deep,
fed by a mountain spring and trick
ling out through a stoutly plied dam
of round stones.
Into this the youngster scattered
handfuls of chopped liver and a pickle
bottle full of smothered grasshoppers.
The water was fairly alive with trout,
which were seemingly nccustomed to
be fed by hand, as they were qulto
bold In coming to the surface after the
Slipping back Into the woods for a
mlnuto the lad reappeared with a
square wire frame. This fitted Into
Uie sides of the dlteh, between stones
set for the purpose.
The young fisherman then stepped
Into the water a few yards below the
screen, and walked up toward It. When
about three feet from It he dug a
scoop mndo like a square landing net
with wire meshes Into the water, and
brought It up to the surface, half full
of beautiful trout, similar to those sold
to the hotels.
The righteous soul of the angler was
mightily grieved for the moment until
the guileless lad volunteered the Infor
mation: "It was marm nnd me worked this
thing out. It cost $15 to get the dig
ging done, and then we bought the
young flsh from a traveling agent two
"There ain't such an awful lot of
money In It as you'd think. Last year
all we got was ?13, because the flsh
was only little. This summer what
you're going to give tne makes us $80,
and pop says maybe we'll git our S
per cent out of It.
"Y'ep, 5 per cent that's $150, yon
know. The whole thing cost us $30 all
right enough. Pop says It's no sort of
"vestment ns don't give 5 per cent"
The lad was no poacher after all.
He was simply an active partner In a
flsh preserving company of original
Ideas respecting percentages. New
ELECTRICITY ON RAILROADS.
Experiment Tried lit Great Britain
Promises to Save In Cost
Some luteresUug facts concerning
the economy of operating motor-propelled
trains upon the subsidiary nnd
feeding sections of n trunk railroad, In
comparison with Uie expense of main
taining and working similar lines of
steam locomotives and short trains,
have been furnished by tho Tnff Valo
Itallrond of Great Ilrltaln.
The running cost per train niilo by
motor car equals 1.18 cents, as com
pared with lO.C'J cents by steam loco
motive and four carriages of tho or
dinary Hrltlsh type. The cost of re
pair and renewals of the motor car Is
much less than that of the other sys
tem, being only 2.0" cents per train
mile, as against 12.41 cents for the
steam-propelled train. The wages rep
resent S.Sd cents In the former ease,
aud tl-01 cents lu the latter Instance.
Taken on the whole, therefore. It will
be observed that the total cost per train
mile of Uie motor car works out at only
10.9U cents, while Uie cost for tho loco
motive nnd carriages Is SO cents per
train mile, representing a saving In tho
use of tho former of 10.01 cents, or
some IK) per cent cheaper. The econo
my thereby effected Is very appreci
able, and represents quite a consider
able sum In the course of a year's oper-
tlon. 'Ihls result Is highly encourag
ing, and will lead to a moro extensive
development ot Uie motor-car system
f handling short-distance tralllc.
Already several of the other trunk
allroads of tho country, Impressed
with tho Hgures obtained by tho Taff
Vale ltnllroud, are completing arrange
ments for tho Introduction of motor
propelled coaches upou their systems In
those secUons where the capacity of
the trnfllc does not sufficiently warrant
tho employment of a locomotive and
train, and wherein tho working of the
latter at present represents a heavy
How tho people do lovo something