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THE GIRL WITH
By D. C.
CHAPTER ill. (Continual.)
The Ipvantine advanced, halted before
the trio, mvl raised hi hat.
't hp you to pardon my intrusion,"
lp said, speaking in German to Eraser.
"You wore good enough to help me one
before. I have a postcard here which I
cannot road. Will you be so kind as to
translate it for me?"
Kramer graciously took the postcard
and translated It iuto German. A Brus
sels chemist wrote that one or two of
the ingredients in the prescription for
warded to him by Mr. Athanos Zeno were
not commonly used in Belgium, and that
he had been compelled to send to England
for them. The prescription would be
wade up and forwarded in a day or two.
.Mr. Athanos Zetio raised his hat once
more and accepted the proffered postcard
from Eraser's fingers, professing his in
finite obligation. He had received the
prescription some years ago from an Eng
lish jihysician whom he had met at Ber
lin. It had always done him a great deal
of Rood. II was a little unwell now.
and he had been recommended to Janenue
leauM of ita famous air. He had ex
pected to have had friends with him who
spoke the language, but they had not ar
rived. It was uot very cheerful to be all
alone there, and to exchange a word with
nobody. He trusted to be forgiven this
r ras-r intimated, in his own lordly and
condescending way, that he should be
happy at any time during his brief stay
In Janenne to be of service, and Mr.
Atbanos Zeno. with a bow to each in
turn, withdrew himself.
At the back of ahe Hotel des Postes
Is a little garden where the flower beds
are islanded in a harsh lake of broken
schist, and where in summer time the
gray stoue walls which bound the garden
on three sides beat back the heat of the
sun upon the air like the reverberators
of a luruaee. Unobservant visitors won
der to find themselves hotter here in shade
than they are in sunshine elsewhere in
the same village.
Athanos Zeno sat here pretty often,
leaning back in a springy chair of painted
atrip iron, with his lustrous black eyes
half closed. A delightfully idle man to
look at was Atbanos Zeno, and on the
outside nearly always
the world, though to a keen observer
there was visible when people talked in
bis neighborhood that curious listening,
observant poise of the head which Austin
Farley had noticed in him. He had noth
ing to conceal, and but little to observe,
Just now. Dobroski, Eraser and O'Rourke
were talking together in front of the
Cheval Blanc, and now and again a stray
Tillage girl came down to the village
pump for water, but there was nobody
else in bight.
Mrs. Farley walked into the garden
with the boy's hand in oue of hers, and
eating herself at some distance from
the Levantine, busied herself over a bit
of lace work.
At an open window overlooking the gar
den sat Austin, with rumpled hair and
disordered aspect, occasionally scratching
bis head with the feathered stump of a
very short quill pen. Lucy, who had so
arranged her seat as to command a view
of him at will, observed him smilingly
and tenderly for awhile, bur. he began to
rumple his hair so wildly at length that
she spoke to him.
"Can't you work to-day, dear?"
"It's tingling all over me," he an
swered, with an irritated flourish of the
hands. "Actually and absolutely ting
ling." "You do nothing in that mood," she
said, smiling. "Leave it for a little while.
Come down Into the garden."
"I think I will," he answered; and
ehe watched him whilst he swept away
from his table a disorderly double hand
ful of papers, and snatching a straw bat
from a hook on the wall, stuck it fretful
ly at the bac kof bis bead and left the
Just at that moment the carriage driv
en by Maskelyne pulled up in front of the
Cbeval Blanc, and the good wife cried, in
a hurried whisper, "Austin, here are the
people from Houfoy. And you in your
slippers ! Go away and make yourself
Austin arose with something of an air
of humorous discontent, and sauntered
Into the hotel, reappearing in time to
greet Maskelyne and Dobroski at the door,
where the young American introduced
Miss Butler with a solemn little phrase
or two about the novelist's fame, which
caused him to blush like a schoolboy.
Angela looked upon him with eyes of ven
eration the first live author she had be
held. She was at the age when venera
tion is at its freshest, and this encounter
was an unfeigned and unique delight to
By and by they were all seated In the
garden together, and O'Uourke and Era
ser came in, and each took a chair in the
liot shade of the trained limes. Angela,
Farley and Maskelyne were Just begin
ning to feel at home together, and were
gliding iuto talk. O'Uourke sat near and
kept silence, though it was a common
habit of his to lead conversation. He was
esteemed a good talker, but bis power as
a listener was rarer and more remarkable.
As a listener he was full of .subtleties.
He responded silently to the slightest
bade of thought, and the talker always
felt certain of sympathy with him.
He saw but little of feminine society,
and knew but little of women's manners
or their interior ways. He watched with
a closer interest than be could altogether
have accoanted for at the moment for any
ien of rapport between Maskelyne and
Angela, and saw none whatever on either
side. Dobroski sat by, silent, and many
' elnue.es of affection and understanding
rassed between ber and Maskelyne.
"Engaged, perhaps," said O'Uourke to
himself. "Sure of each other." A mo
ment later, with a little touch of passing
anger at himself, "What has it to do with
A voice spoke from the road below the
garden asking for Monsieur Dobroski. The
Tillage postman, politely raising uia m.
rial cap in general salute, stntpti mat np
. . .... at
bad a lotter for Monsieur Dobroski. Hp
had Inquired for monsieur at the Choval
Blanc, and had afterward discerned him
to:n the road. Would monsieur please
to sign for1 the letter?
"Ye must sign in ink." said Eraser,
who was always willing to display his
knowledge, even of trifles. ''I've a stoylo
grnphie pen, Mr. Dobroski."
"Excuse hip," said the old man, bow
ing round when he had received the pack-
axe from the postman. He broke the seals
leisurely, walking to one aide as he did so.
'Angola !" he cried, suddenly, "come
here." The girl moved quickly to his
side, and saw at a glance that he was
strangely disturbed. His face was white,
and his eyes, oruinarily o calm and
mournful, glittered with an unusual light.
It is with you." he said, in a voice as
disorderpd as his looks, "that I must
share this so sacred joy. Let us be alone.
little swee'heart. Come with mp." lie
took her by the baud ami hurried her
from the garden to the salon, followed by
the curious and wondering glances of the
others. "Here!" he said "here! After
these thirty-three years. Look ! My
wife, little sweetheart, my boys!"
Angela was ararmcd and wonder-
stricken, his manner was so changed and
wild. His lean brown hand trembled as
he held out to her a something in a bind
ing of faded golden filigree. Angela, open
ing it, saw two miniatures within. In
one, two handsome lads or twenty or
thereabouts were standing with their arms
about each other's waist. The other de
picted a woman In the prime of youth.
and dressed in the national costume of
Poland. Angela had scarcely glanced at
it when Ikbroski took it and her hand
together, and kissed the picture twice or
"Here!" he said, with a hysteric tremu-
lousness. "After these thirty years !"
"Try to be calm, dear," urged Angela,
with a hand upon his shoulder.
"Yes, yes," he answered. "I will be
calm. Look. I am calm already."
"These are your wife and your boys?"
she said, surveying the miniatures. "Yes.
The boys are very like you."
Mr. At ha nos Zeno, with a small secre
taire under his arm, walked Into the
room, bowed, and. establishing himself at
little table at the far end of the cham
ber, , began to make busy arrangements
for writing, setting down his inkstand
with a brisk tap on the table, and smooth
ing out his blotting paper with a flourish.
Angela had never seen Mr. Zeno before,
and Dobroski scarcely saw him now, but
the girl was conscious of an interior de
mand for privacy, and with a band laid
gently on the old man's arm she moved
toward the open doorway which communi
cated with the larger salon. Dobroski
yielded to the pressure, and made a step
or two wun downward eyes, uis lean
brown fingers tremulously tearing at the
package, which still contained a some
what bulky inclosure of papers. The en
velope gave way, and he dropped some of
its contents on the floor. Angela ' fell
upon one knee and, gathering up the
fallen papers, handed1 them to him.
The sudden grasp with which he tore
them from her fingers, the look he bent
upon them, tne quick, gasping "Ha!"
that broke from bim, so startled her that
she knelt there, still looking up at him
in fear and wonder. The quick, gasping
exclamation he bad made bad much of
the sound with which a hungry wild beast
receives bis daily rations, and for a mere
instant bis teeth were bared with a look
altogether savage and carnivorous.
This singular transport lasted but a
moment, but he stood for a second or
two staring intently at the paper in his
hand, whilst Angela rose slowly, and laid
her hand upon his arm again. Then she
saw that the object which bad so excited
him was the photograph of a man of
nearly his own age the face a quarter
life size, or thereabouts rthe photograph
very clearly and finely printed and the
subject noticeable by a lofty dome of
bald forehead, and the eyes of a very
Once more Dobroski obeyed the slight
pressure of ber band, and tbey entered
the larger salon together. Angela closed
the door, and the old man sat down upon
the broad sill of one of the windows,
still fixedly regarding the photograph. By
and by he offered it, without raising bis
eyes, to Angela, and began to turn over
the papers. Most of them were printed.
and one was in Russian, and another in
German type. Scattered among them by
their fall were the leaves of a lengthy let
ter, and having sorted these leaves from
the others, and arranged them in the or
der in which they were numbered, be be
gan to read.
The letter was written In French, and
he made one or two exclamatlous in the
same language as he read, "An ! the good
Bretnner! It was he," being alone dis
tinguishable. Angela, with knitted fingers
and down-turned palms, stood before him
at a little distance. She had laid down
the photograph and tho miniatures on the
window sill beside Dobroski, and divided
her serious and inquiring regard between
thern and bim. lie skimmed the letter
rapidly as if In search of something until
be reached the final page. This he read
slowly and deliberately, breaking off once
to drop the letter in both hands between
his knees with an odd cackling laugh,
which, whatever else it may have ex
pressed, was absolutely devoid of mirth.
After this be read on quietly to the end,
folded the letter and the printed papers
together, restored them to the torn en
velope, and buttoned up the package In
the breast pocket of his military looking
"This was stolen," he said, taking up
the miniatures, and holding the case
clasped gently between the palms of both
bands, "when my bouse was sacked by a
clerical mob In Vienna more than thirty
years ago. And now a dear old friend-
one of the few dear old friends finds it
by chance In a shop window in Berlin. I
know bow poor he Is Job was never
poorer yet be contrives to buy It, and to
send It to me by the friend who writes
me this letter. Ah I little sweetheart,
there art true souls left ta the world,"
nd this?" said Angela, Indicating
That?" returned Dobroski, with A very
singular vtuilc. "That Is n warning which
1 do not need." lie paused, and then
advancing to the window, and stooping
forward, be tupped the photograph twice
or thrice with a forefinger as he spoke.
"Thar Is my implacable and Inexorable
enemv-as 1 am bis. That Is tbp man
who vears ago wormed himself into my
eonfl.l'iioe, and then betrayed me. That Is I
n countrvninn of iniiip. little sweetheart.
a role, and a Russian tuouchnrd. That
I- .1.. , ... It.. Ml.. I .'llllltftt.
s me ueuo.m.-er ......
It is Kind. It is well mcnni. out
need to be warned of bim. Nor do I think I
that he needs greatly to bo warned of
Hp spoke ouctlv. almost dryly, except
for the single phrase, "a l'ole and a tho splitting down o. a limb, ns sug
Russian mouchard." Then his voice was ted u accompli lying Illustration,
raised Into an expression of Incredulous . ... .
wrath, and he broke off with th curious
cackling laugh with which he had greeted
his correspondent's warning a minute or
"Let us go back to our friends, he
said, suddeuly. "I must apologise tor
dragging you away In so strange a fash
He passed an arm through one of hers
and looked down upon her with a tender
smile. Mr. Atbanos Zeno was still seat
ed at the little table as they passed
through the smaller sallo on their way to
the gnrden. Hp was tapping his teeth
with an Ivory paper knife and leaning on
both elbows, but ho turned and bowed and
smiled as they passed him.
Everybody felt a little startled
curious at Iobroski's abrupt departure
from the garden with Angela, out nooooy
1 T . 1 . -t. . .V..H I i W ...
nut r rnser ien uu,riui'i .
speak of it
Farley and the young American were
still talking books when lobroskl and An
You will pardon me for taking away
. t r . i . a
your charge." ne said to .uasseiyne. i
had received sudden and moving news in
which I knew she would be Interested.
I will ask you to forgive me, too,' be
added to rarley, ror taking away your j
guest." He was quite himself again and,
hore no trace of his late airitatlon. "Good
by, little sweetheart, I must go. He
raised her fingers to his lips aud kissed
them, and shook hands formally all
rouud. "We shall meet again, I trust,"
he said to O'Rourke. "Can you spend
the evening with me?"
I am afraid I should be dull to-night.
returned O'Rourke. "I was up at six
yesterday morning, and have had no rest
as vet. Can we meet to-morrow?
"When you will." returned Dobroski. !
and so with a final salute all round he I
went his way.
A corridor or covered passage led direct
through the hotel from the garden to
the village street, and he took that way.
Passing the center window of the larger
salon he encountered the glance of Atha
noa Zeno, who seised the opportunity to
bow and smile. Dobroski suddeuly re
called to mind the fact that he had left
tho photograph upon the ledge of that
same window, and retracing his steps, he
entered the hotel once more. lie found
Mr. Zeno standing at the window, tapping
his teeth with the ivory paper knife, and
the polite Levantine made way for him
with a dancing master's grace. Whpn the
old man stooped for the photograph which
still lay where ho had left it, Mr. Zeno
"Ah!" said he, In German, "that is
yours, sir. A striking countenance. A
"An acquaintance," returned Dobroski.
"A delightful art. And useful. So
charming to have the face of a friend be-
fore one even in absence."
Mr. Zeno stood smiling until the old
man with bent head had once more passed
the window. Then his face fell suddenly
into a thoughtful frown.
"A trap for me?" he said to himself.
"I think not. Even if so, a trap that
caught nothing. He knew that clumsy
canaille whom he caught In the woods the
other night, but he never guessed that I
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meant ne snouia snow mm. i mum uuu
him another to discover, and after that
another. He has some great coup on
hand. He Is not spending the better part
of a year In this perfect quietude and In
this little village for nothing. Well, he
foiled Mauritr, and he foiled Bernardo,
and he foiled Arnaud. Let us see If be
will foil me."
(To be continued.)
Increased Cost of Living;.
That the cost of living Is steadily In- J
creasing In other countries, as wen as
In the United States, Is undoubtnble. In
Germany prices have advanced to such
an extent that what were a few years
ago taken as a matter of course and
regarded as necessities, are now dis
tinctly luxuries to the middle classes.
In a recent address the mayor of the
City of Stuttgart, which has a popu
lation of 247,000, stated that during
the last twelve months the city's meat
supply had cost about $000,000 moro
than for the preceding year. The agri
cultural products consumed In the city
cost at least $1,000,000 more than the
year before. Owing to this great In
crease of cost the city was compelled to
raise the wag'S of all Its laborers and
employes. Reports of like conditions
come from almost nil other German
cities. Harper's Weekly.
fulling; tho Torn.
"I suppose," said the city girl who
was passing a week in the country,
"that you know all the different flow
ers." "I reckon mebby I do," replied the
"What does a forget-me-not look
like?" quelled the girl.
"Oh," replied the horny-handed son
of toll, "It's Just a ordinary knot In a
string th' ole woman ties around my
finger when I go t' teown an' she wants
me t' git sunthln' fer her." .
Flirorlnv It Oat.
Father Young Uiierton Is going to
propose for your band soon.
Daughter I low do yu knowt
Father I bear he has been making
Inquiries as to my financial standing.
tT fn nrvmtr Tw
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aid. Ono of the most common or iticmt
If the llmh Is not broken wholly off
If there Is still loft a connecting link of
sound wood nnd of sound bark the
limb can with care bo saved. This will
llllOKr..X 11 Mil HAVKl).
(Fig. 1. spilt limb; Fig. 2, In position.)
,,ft,.n Have tju, ta nty of tlio trev. With
... . . . ,mmu,ii.1 shorten all
the small branches of the limb to m.'iko
their weight as llttlo as possible, then
carofully lift tho broken limb buck Into
position and lush it llrmljr with ropo
Now with n bit or auger bore a hole
through the limb and tree trunk as
suggested by the dotted lino In Fig. .
Through this Insert a bolt of Iron har-
,U( R ,ni;ul QW eu BIlJ nut on tno
(htr Tum t(m mJt m thp wn
big washer beneath It, until the crack
In the break has been made as small
ns iHisslble, then cover the crack neatly
over with grafting wax. Many a tree
lnu Kuch a gaping wound as that
shown In A. Fig. 2. It Is caused by
sawing off n big limb and neglecting to
i protect tho wound until nnture could
lmrk oyor ,t
i ... . . ..
T' r '" row abou
the edges, but tho wood has decayed
within, nnd nature can carry growth of
bark no further.
Cut out all the decayed wood and fill
the cavity completely with portland ce
ment mixed with water. Io not add
GAPIXU WOUND ItKl'AIKKD.
nJ F1 thu ,.avtT aiui j,rt.M the
cellunt clolM to the uew bark ( B, Fig.
3) that there may be left no llttlo
opening for nlr and water to enter.
The life of a tree cun be prolonged for
many years by such aid as this.
Orunge Judd Farmer.
Tiroes Are Different.
Not long ago a farmer In Iowa went
j to a hiirness dealer to buy a team of
' . ,, m ...I.... lit...
Harness. lie iouiiu one iuai nuncu
an,j tue j)rice was $45. The farmer
happened to remember that about a
dozen years ago he had bought a har
ness Just like It from the same denier
for $:55, and he mentioned the fact
The deuler went to his book and found
thin to be true. "But," said the dealer,
"my books show that you did not puy
cash for It because you did not have
the money. You hauled lu 300 bushels
of ?orn uud gave It to me for the $35
harness. Now. I'll tell vou what I'll
do. If you will bring me 8X) bushels
of corn I will give you the $43 harness,
also a double buggy harness worth $35,
a single buggy harnesa worth $15, a
$7 plush robe, a boy's riding saddle
worth $5, one whip and riding bridle
worth $1.50, two leather halters worth
$2.50, brush and currycomb worth $1
and a rawhide buggy whip worth $1."
Mound City Enterprise.
When growing strawberries for mar
ket the solidity of the berry is an 1m
portant desideratum, ad a market lierry
should possess good shipping qualities.
Then should follow size, brilliancy of
color and flavor. For family use the
keeping qualities are not Important, the
flavor deserving more notice. It is not
difficult to find a superior berry, pos
sessing size and flavor, for borne use,
The attention of growers Is devoted
mostly to securing varieties that are
firm In texture and of large size so
as to stand shipment well and show at
tractively In market.
Oats Green feed
Oats can be made to provide aa abun
dance of food by being grown and cut
while the heads are In a milky stage.
The straw Is then In palatable condl
tion, containing portions of the nutri
tion which have been arrested on their
woy to fill out the head. When cut in
this green condition the straw and heads
ore cured like bay, can be bundled and
then stacked on the ground for winter
use. The proper way to feed oats
cured In that manner Is to pass them
through a fodder cutter, and they will
be eaten readily by horses, cattle and
. -r j-ij -sT-i
a -n -
No vegi-tnhlo grows quicker than tb
radish, mid a few tows only nro noce
sary lo supply qulto n large family.
Radishes are unfit, unless grown quick-
ly and pulled nt Urn proper tlnn. As
they are ordinarily grown tho family
U kept supplied from the sumo bed
until tho radishes lire hard nnd woody.
Instead of so doing sow only part of
row nt n time. Tho way to have
them ns thr-y should bo. until lalo In
tho season, Is to, procure quite n num
ber of packages, putting In tint seed
from n pneknge every week until ton
late to sow them. By pursuing this
method they may bo had In a crNp, ten
der state long after tho usual first erop
Is bard or gouo to seed.
Transplant celery to twrmanont beds
In May or June, placing a largo quan
tity of manure In the trench. This
crop Is one that cannot be surfeited by
too much manure, as It U one of the
grossest feeders known. The plants
should bo frequently wntered. soapsuds
being better for such puns than any
thing else, and the beds should Im kept
ns clean and nice ns possible. It re
quire care to have celery that Is largo.
crisp and white, hut It Is a valuable
crop when grown and pays well for the
If you neglect to
sow the siMd you
can procure the
plants from govdsmcn nnd should not
fall to have a supply.
With Bermuda grass for summer nnd
oats, wheat, or barley ror winter pas
turage, together with tho various hay
nnd sllago enn v,hlch may be grown,
tho dnlrv herd may bo maintained with
small outlay for grain or concentrated
hK There Is nod of a largo num
ber of creameries and well maintained
dairy herd In the populous sections of
Texas nnd loulslann. At present tho
people of Texas nbno, probably pay out
$1(),0 iO,(XK annually for butter which
could le produced at home. With tho
wide range of forage crops and corn,
cattle feeling may prove profitable
both to farmers and to mill owners.
Weeds nnd (IriH,
The earth Is seemingly able to pro-
dueo woods or grass, whether fertile
or jKjor. and they alwnys nppoar at the
samo time, when the crops tnd the
most care. Weeds nro beneficial to a
cvrtnln extent, although Injurious, for
tlje gardener Is often compelled to era
dicate them when he would otherwise
ftlvc tho garden his attention. By so
doing he keeps tho soil In a flue, frlabln
condition for the desired crop. Weeds,
however, should Iks removed as mmn
as they nppoar: by so doing the work
enn lo moro easily done, nnd tho stir
ring of tho soil will then be required
only to a moderate depth.
Wars of t h Green flag;.
Those who have teon watching the
green bugs sny that they fly only on
winds blowing from the south, nnd tho
minute the wind change from tho
south nnd gets In the north the hugs
alight This was demonstrated one
evening last week, nmmllng to a Law
rence (Kan.) paper. After eight hours
of nagging, blustery south wind the air
was filled with these bugs. At 7 o'clock
In the anme evening the wind switched
to tho north and tho bugs disappeared.
The bugs have been coming from Texas
for two months, nnd on every south
wind they move northward. i'latte
It Is claimed that clover bay may be
baled In the field, but experiments
made are not sufnclout to show the
benefits derived, vmpured with storing
clover lu I be mow. Tho clover Is cut
In tho morning, after It in free from
dew or rain, and when well wilted tho
hay tedder Is used, so as to give It ev
ery chance to cure. In the afternoon
the hay U 'jalod aud hauled to the barn.
If this method Is practiced, care must
be exercised In having the liny prop
erly cured and In Just the proper con
dition for baling, as huled clover Is
more liable to heat than timothy or
The new settler In an Irrigated dis
trict seldom appreciates the Imjiortance
of preparing the surface of fields so
that they muy tie cheaply, easily and
properly watered. Crops In an arlA
climate are, as a rule, gxxl or bad, ac
cording as they have received tho prop
er amount of water ut the right time,
nnd when the ground Is left so rough
and uneven that. water cannot be even
ly applied the effect is shown In the
reduced yield, The preparation of tho
lnnd Is a first cost, nnd If done thor
oughly during the first or second year
little expense need bo Incurred after
ward. 8. Foatlor.
Where several varieties of plants of
the same kind are grown together, It
will not be proper to snve seed there
from. The different kinds of melons,
peas, sweet corn or other crops have
their pollen distributed by the winds
or by Insects, and seed saved under
such circumstances will prevent uni
formity next year. The greatest care
should be observed to avoid mixing
when saving seed Is the object
Ther to Eat.
Agricultural laborers In Lucerne,
Switzerland, eat eight meals a day
the first at 4 o'clock In the morning,
re-enforced by further refreshment at
0, 8, 10, 12, 8, 6 and 7. Some of these
meals are but luncheons of cider and
bread, but the dally bill , of fare In
cludes a substantial breakfast, dinner
l-HI-Hussites defeated at Llppau.
1453 - Turks under Mahomet II. t
HUH-Columbus sslled m bis third voy
age to the New World.
l.'.D.I -Christopher Marlowe, celebrate.!
dramatist, klllpd In a quarrel.
ltkli-Chsrles II. returned to England
170:-Th Wnndottes defeated Lieut.
Cuyler at 1'olnt I'elee.
177d-British fleet arrived In Charles
ton hsrls.r to begin the campaign la
17l4 -Ird Howe defeated the French
In the Bay of Biscay.
lStrj -Charles Emmanuel II. of Sardinia
IS 1.1 Americans defeated st battle of
IS lt Mm. Gcwson, original of Dickens'
character of Miss llavlland In
"Grent Expectations," died.
lSn.T William J. Dunne of Pennsylvania
brcame Secretary of the Treasury.
lK.Vi.New chsrtrr granted the Hudson
18-15 Mexico declared war against the
1S57 Chinese fleet destroyed by Sir M.
Seymour snd Commodore Keppel.
1H5K Marc Klaw, theatrical manager,
lS.'.!t French and Sardinians defeated
the Austrlaus st Magenta.
JSrtt Ship Canadian sunk In Straits of
Belle Isle; ;5 lives lot.
1SiJ5 National fast tiny proclaimed for
the death of Eresldelit Lincoln.
1871 Canada Issued Its first iost cards
. ...1'sll ot the I'nrla Commune.
J875 I'aul Boyton crossed the English
channel In his life saving dress in
1871V Badge of St. Katberlne, for
nurses. Instituted by ljueen Vic
toria l'rlnce Ioul Napoleon kill
ed during the Zulu war In South
18Si Johnstown flood; 2.2115 lives lost
. . . ,Tpb Spring l'alnce opened at
ISfXV-Statue of Gen. Lee unveiled St
Richmond. Vn Garfield Memorial
dedicated at Cleveland. Ohio
Frcsldcnt Carnot pardoned the Duke
of Orleans, who wss escorted out of
1801 Trial of the Tranby Croft esse
begun. .. .Chilean Insurgent stesmer
Itata surrendered to American naval
1803 Body of Jefferson Davis re In
terred st Richmond, Va.
1804 Six hundred men slain In the de
feat of the government troops In
1805 Gen. Prlmo Rivera, captain gen
eral of Madrid, assassinated.
ISOrt The Prince of Wales' horse Per
simmon won the Epsom Derby,...
Disaster nt Moscow during corona
tion festivities cost 2,000 lives.
1S07 Severe earthquake shock felt In
the Central States. ... Mob of lynch
ers nt Urhana, Ohio, fired upon by
mllltla and four persons killed.
180H Public funeral of Mr. Gladstone
In Westminster Abbey ... .Commer
cial treaty between United State
and France signed.
1000 Paul Kruger fled from Pretoria.
1002 Peace of Pretoria.
1003 Many lives lost In floods at To
peka, Kan. .. .Presbyterian general
assembly enacted amendments to the
Confession of Faith.
1005 Iwls and Chirk Centennial expo
sition opened at Portland, Ore.
1000 -King Alfonso XIII. of Spain and
Princess Eua of Batteuberg married.
Wooden Water Mains.
Somewhat like returning to first prin
ciples and methods which had apparent
ly been outgrown and discarded seems
the Import of an article by Andrew
Swlckard which recently appeared in lh
California Journal of Technology, regard
lug the use of wooden pipes for convey
ing water. lie says that the use of wood
in pipes has been greatly extended in
recent years, a number of long lines hav
Dg been built In the East, whore it lias
!ou nd favor with the engineers, and that
In America It is In uso from Alaska to
Peru. Its employment Is, of course, sub
iect to some limitations, especially where
t Is necessary to withstand a very high
ressure. 1 tie pipe now useu is not made
Ike that of long ago, from bored logs,
lie modern wooden pipe being built from
itaves fastened together with metal clips,
in favor of wood It is urged that the In
jerlor of the pipe does not deteriorate as
there Iron Is used, and that it la from 30
a 50 per cent cheaper than riveted steel.
-Say, pa, what Is
Pa A statesman, my son, Is a poli
tician who knows a band wagon when
be sees It
The Parson It must be somo conso
lation to know that you made your lata
Young Widow Oh, yes. Toor George,
raa in heaven till be died.
I -em i ' 1 -Jej " . " ' --ess.