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THE GIRL WITH
By D.C Murray
CHAPTER V. (Continued.)
vainou mi nine secretaire np
staira and there, locked Id hla own room,
he wrote letter which waa deatlned for
t Petersburg, but traveled lo tba Brat
Instance to tba cara of one Dr. Brun,
wi uouington placa, London. In tba soli
tude of hia own chamber Mr. Zeno Mr.
mltted himself an accurate and intimate
acquaintance with the French language,
little of It aa be allowed blmaelf for hla
present purpoeaa to know outside.
, Meanwhile thlnga ware going more
pleasantly In the garden. Angela, with a
Jlttle twinge of conscience, bad informed
Austin that Major Butler would be de
lighted to meet him and bad eipreeeed
tie treat regret that he had been unable
to make the call he bad contemplated that
y. The fact that tba major bad charg
ed her with thla meauge did not help her
much, for aha knew Iti bollowneaa. The
major rather dreaded tba advent of a
man who wrote booka and rerarded Aua-
tln aa a fellow who would be likely to
know a lot of thlnga and expect other
peopie to know them also.
"Ol'd meek wun of the port meaelf,
iu eraser, wun nia own Invaluable aang
froid, "but oi'v meed up me molnd to
go oaci to-morrow.
"To-morrow?" aald O'Rourka. "That'
little audden. lan't it?"
"I wlah you'd coma. O'Rourke." aald
Maakelyne. "But Major Butler la a
dreadful Tory, and I am not aura that
Jou'd cara to meet each other."
"Major Butler might convert me, per-
nape," aald Ollourke. "No, no. Clearly
I am Impoaalble." He apoke with ao Der-
fect a gayety and food humor that ha
burt nobody. But a little later be con
trived to get Maakelyne apart, and to
sues tlon him about a matter which had
pussled him good deal. "How doea your
oreadrul Tory'a niece contrive to be fa
miliar with Dobroskl. when a mere Home
Ituler Ilka myself la quite too terrible for
the old gentleman T I call him the old
.gentleman with no diahreapect," be added,
with hla delightful smile. "And, of
course, ha may be a young gentleman,
and atlll be the lady'a uncle, though,
again, ha la bar guardian, and probably
"Dobroakl and Mlaa Butler's father
'were dear friends," aald Maakelyne. re
peating what be had heard from Angela.
"When Dobroakl eacaped from Siberia
1e landed in England without funda or
frlenda. Mlaa Butler'a father found him
-out, maintained blm, ao far aa I can
learn, for years, and waa a atanch friend
o him. Bhe baa known blm from child'
hood, and baa a great affection and ven
oration ' for blm. It la a difficult poal-
tlon, for be and her uncle are at daggers
now. But Dobroakl aeema to worship
"Tea, I can aea that," O'Rourka an
wered. "A charming girl," be added
softly, and In ao natural way that Maa
kelyne auppoaed blm to be ignorant of
bit own Interest in her. "Tbere'a ro
mance in the aituation, too," he continued,
in a lighter tone. Maakelyne, with a mere
nod In answer, made a move In Angela
direction. "No," aald O'Rourka. putting
an arm through one of hla. "You don't
earapa roe in that way. I have something
to say to you, and I know that you will
' 'be shifty and evasive and underhanded
In your waya until I have aald it. Let me
apeak, old fellow. 1 Wt shall both be
eaaler. I can't tell you what I think and
feel about that aplendid loan of yours
I was really desperate. I don't know
-what I ahould bava done without It."
I "Very well," aald Maakelyne, pressing
lila companion's arm with a gesture of
affection, but apeaklng very dryly ; "It li
"No, my friend of outward marble an
Inward tenderness, it la not over. And It
never will be."
"Once for all, O'Rourka, bury that con
founded thing, and have done with it.
"Well, there, the thing la buried. Ill
ay no mora till I can pay you bark again,
But I suppose you don't forbid me to
think of It tn the meantime? It waa the
-only klndnesa'ln that way I ever had or
-ever wanted. I sha'n't forget It ; tbat'a
It. And now It a buried.
On the following day O'Rourka took a
quiet walk by unknown waya across the
fields. He waa a born townsman, and bad
but little love for rural tranquillities by
nature, but be waa already weary of tba
work of the session, and waa glad to es
cape to fresh air and alienee for awhile.
One gentle little hill after another drew
film on. He would are what lay beyond
thla gentle eminence, and then he would
re what lay beyond the neit. and In tbia
fashion he sauntered on until ha came in
night of a most exaggeratedly castellated
bouse of gr7 atone atanding in the midst
of a dark pine woods. The building waa
of a moderate else, but Ita peaka and tur
rets dwarfed It. and from little dis
tance made it look at least aa much like a
child'! toy aa a dwelling house for real
people. Thla waa the chateau of Ron for
and the present residence of Major But
The wanderer, who bad fairly good
taste In most things, stood for a moment
to smile at this preposterous edifice, and
then walked on again. It was a day of
cloudr soft light and the air waa won
WfultT aweet. The woods were In the
freshneaa of their greenery, and the dark
fjuea of the contrasting pinea aet off the
lighter foliage. A few hundred yarda be
fore blm lay the Brat link of a river
-which went winding In a rounded algsag
until It lost Itself to view behind the
shoulder of a wood-clad hill.
Ha strolled dowa to the river aide, and
there cast himself upon the graea, and
tared np at the soft motionless clouds.
The stream ran through narrower banks
than common near where he lay, and kept
up a pleasant drowsy gurgle. Listening
to tbia, be lay mere enjoying an me or
lights of leiaure after labor In every
fiber of hia body, until ha fell into a light
dote. From this be waa awakened by a
rustle and the sound of an execration
gently breathed. Sitting up ha waa aware
of a gentleman of British aspect, florid,
sturdy and well aet, who atood on the
other aide of the river, rod In band, per
auaslvely pulling at a fly which had lodg
ed In one of tba branchea of a buah. Ly
ing down ha had been hidden from the
angler, who, seeing blm rise, gave some
thing of a atart.
"Pardon me, air," aald the stranger,
4n labored and very English Bounding
rrench, "can yo detach that fly for me?"
"Major Butler," aald O'Rourka to him
elf. "la thla Major Butler, I wonder?"
II answered, alao apeaklag la rrench.
that be wonld do kla beet, and walked
to the buah. O'Rourka aecored tba branch
to which tba fly waa attached, and cut It
way, after which be disentangled the
took, and tba anglef aad h raiaed their
tat to each other.
Major Butler, toff O'Boaraee ot
natural guess had hit the mark, express
ed hia obligations with soma little diffi
culty, and O'Rourka, wbo waa Psris bred,
responded that he waa Infinitely delighted
to be of service. If thla were Major But
ler, thought V. O'Rourke. it would be
good fun to cooquer hia prejudicee, and
part from the amusement. It would be
agreeable to have a country house to call
at during hla atay. Then be thought of
that charming girl.
He began by asking after sport, and
the qualy of tha at ream and the flsh,
and the major, who waa aa accessible and
friendly soul when once the Ice waa brok
en with him. displayed hla take, and noun
dered on with hia French In a very cour-
ageoua and adventuroua manner.
Presently he hooked a half-pounder,
who behaved In a very lively manner, and
waa finally graesed workmanlike.
O'Rourke looked on with Interest.
They give plenty of sport." he said.
"Capital aport," replied Butler, heart
ily. "They're not feeding well to-day,
though. Two or three days ago a young
friend of mine, an American, who'a stay
ing at my place, fetched out aeven pounds
in half an hour. I'sed a fly quite strange
to the water, too, a gaudy American thing,
but very killing."
"There can't bo any Americana over
"Only one that I know of," said tha
major. "Maskelyne." He had ' time
enough to think that thla waa tha novel
1st, ten to one, and a very different sort
of fellow from the man ha bad expected.
"I'leased to meet you," be said. "Shall
be glad If you'll look me up."
"Thank you," aald O'Rourke, aweetly.
'Thank you very much indeed. Maske
lyne and I are very old friends."
"Not the novelist," said tha major, si
lently. "Of course not Spoke much too
intimately from the first mention of him
only to have met him yeaterday."
"Ton are Major Butler?" asked
O'Rourke. There are waya and waya of
putting thla sort of Interrogatory. But
ler bowed aasent "Maskelyne told me
with whom be waa ataying. My name la
"Ob!" aald tba major, blankly; "you'ra
not the "
"I'm afraid I am," answered O'Rourke,
with so admirable a good humor that Rut
ler could not refrain from a smile, "We
needn't talk politics if wa differ, aa
dare aay we do."
Honestly. If Major Butler could have
withdrawn hla Invitation he would have
done so, and ha waa a little annoyed
with himself for having given it. But
he bethought blm, the man waa a friend
of Maakelyne's, and Maskelyne spoke of
him In the very highest terms. But then
again, there waa something about people
talked they aald the Irish members were
here to make terms with that Infamoua
old scoundrel Dobroskt, a rascal who
thirsted for royal blood and wanted chaoa
to come again.
"Do you atay long?" asked Butler, with
a diplomatic purpose.
"Yes, a week or two, perhaps mora. A
friend of mine I dare say you know blm
be'a really a very distinguished man
Farley, the novelist la ataying In the
same hotel with me at Janenne, and so
long aa he ataya I shall atay."
Angela and Maskelyne were each a good
deal surprised halt an hour later to see
Major Butler coming down the avenue
toward tha chateau aide by aide with
O'Rourke. Perhapa at bottom the major
himself waa a little surprised, but be waa
certainly vanquished, lie confessed that
he had never met a pleasanter man In hla
Ufa than thla Home Ruler, whom In ad
vance ha bad been prepared to deteat
Dobroakl and O'Rourke sat together In
a chamber of the Lheval Blanc .
"You thought my scheme a madman's
vision when you heard it first," said the
old man, in hia tired and tranquil way,
"But now? Speak without fear, and
with perfect candor."
"I are a practical possibility In It"
returned the other. "A bare possibility,
but still a possibility."
"Possibility enough to make It worth
while to atrika when tba time comes?"
Possibility enough to make it worth
while to atrika when tba time cornea.
Yea." There waa something In O'Rourke's
manner of repeating the phrase which
made the repetition seem weighty, reflec
tive, and full of respect for IVhroskl's
yeara and qualities. "But" lie paus
ed with a look of thought, and drummed
upon the table with his fingers.
"But T said Dohroskl.
"Wa must not lose the cause. We must
not lose for want of a little candor. You
have laid your scheme before ma given
me facta, names, numbers. You tell me
that I have your perfect confidence, and
that I know now all you have to tell."
"There are details," answered Doh
roskl "countless details. But the main
facta are yours."
I am not disputing, air, aald
O'Rourke, with a emlle which seemed to
y bow Impossible that would be. "I
am only recapitulating, nut you see.
Mr. Dobroakl, I get these things from the
fountain-head, and I am assured of their
verity. But when you ask me to be your
emissary at borne you forget that I have ,
neither your yeara, your first-hand knowl
edge, your history, nor your authority. In
abort I am Hector O'Rourke, and you
are John Itobroskt If I carry thla pro
digious scheme to the men In England
and In Ireland who would be ready to
receive It and to take part in It what
credentials bava IV
Dobroakl turned hia mournful eyes full
upon O'Rourke and regarded him in si
lence for a time. O'Ronrke bora the
scrutiny with aa admirable candor and
That doea not apeak well for your
opinion of the scheme," said Dohroskl,
after a noticeable pause. "I know, and
no man knowa better, that when we atrika
we strike for life or death. I know that
alnila Indiscretion may ruin ua. I have
weighed the chancre and counted the coat
"I recognise the dangers, too, earn
O'Rourka, "but we muat face them and
outface them." Ha epoke lightly, but
It h an underlying resolve ao clearly
Indicated that there waa no doubting him.
No, It la not the danger of the scheme
that givea ma pause. Hut It needed an
your cloee and Intimate knowledge, all
ha authnrltv too carrr In your name and
your career, to make tha existence of ao
vast a plaa eeem poeelble. I accept tha
scheme," be aald. vividly, half rialng from
bla aeat "I bind myeelf to It without
reserve. Win or lose 1 But except npoa
tba fullest exposition, I would not have
fh.. it Riceot ODoa tba loftieat ao-
tborlty. I would not bava given eredenc
u V Mr. Dohroskl. too muat coma
yourself ta England. Leave ma behind
to work aa your lieutenant there. If you
think me worthy of the poet, but come
yourself and bear the newa and make tba
nrst appeal." t
-I will go." said Dobroakl, "if
think it needful."
"I think it actually needful." O'Rourke
answered. "I will write and will make
arrangementa. Wa bad better not travel
Uood," said Dobroakl. "I will atart
to-nigbt. The longer the interval be
tween my going and your following tha
less causa to suspect that we have a com
mon errand. Perhaps I can be doing
something in the meantime. I may tell
your friend Mr. Frost tbat the plan car
ried your adherence with it? Your entire
"That It carries my entire approval
with It." O'Rourke answered, alowly and
weightily; "because It promises nothing
precipitate, because it promises cool and
cautious preparation, and good general-
"You think ha atanda la need of that
"Moat of ns stand in need of it," said
O'Rourka. "Wa are too eager. We frit
ter our chances on affaire of outpoata.
That baa alwaye been our trouble.'
"I understand," aald Dobroakl. "1 will
not forget your wsrning. But now, sir,
I will say farewell. We ahall meet again
in a little while, I truat. We have not
seen much of each other aa yet but I am
not alow to read a true man, and I know
tbat I have done well tn trusting you.
have fought In thla war for now thla forty
yeara and more. We have done but little,
but at last tha hour ta coining, and all
will soon be dune or undone."
When he first aald farewell he took
O'Rourke by the hand and held him so
until be had spoken hla last word.
O'Rourka looked bark into the sad and
paseionata eyea that gated into bis own,
and bla glance waa affectionate and wor
Tha little toy train at the toy railway
atation at Panenna waa getting up steam
to be gone, and waa making aa much noise
of preparation aa If it bad a thousand
miles before It. Dobroakl emerged from
the doorway of the Cheval Blanc, followed
by a atout female domestic, wbo bore a
portmanteau In either hand. The old
man caught sight of O'Rourke and bowed
to him. O'Rourke returned the salute,
and turning round when Dobroakl had
disappeared, saw Auatin at bla open win
"Farley," he said, "I believe our old
revolutionist is leaving us. He has just
gone off to the atation with a couple of
portmanteaus. Haa he said nothing to
you about it?"
"Nothing," said Farley, smiling.
"Doesn't ba take hia fellow-conspirator
"Well, you aee," returned O'Rourke,
smiling also, "I haven't asked him for his
confidence. And even if I did, ba mignt
prefer to keep it."
"Likely enough," said Farley, smiling
still. "Ilillol Here are our friends from
Houfor. Meet them for me. there's a
good fellow. I'll be down in two min
utes." (To ba continued.)
How Titer Broke l' Latla La
araaare late Homstaee LaaaraaaTes.
What led to tbe break-up of Latin
Into the various Romance languages
of the Mediterranean basin? Simply
the fact tbat In centuries of almost
universal Illiteracy there waa no check
upon tbe phonetic variation which la
alwaya going on In every language, but
which waa in tbia case hastened, no
doubt, by the frequent Irruptions Into
the Roman empire of barbarian In
vadera and settlers, Bay tbe Fortnight
ly Review. The standard language ex
isted, Indeed, but waa Inaccessible eith
er to tbe ear or to the eye of the vast
majority of men. Pronunciation then
shifted from decade to decade and
took a different trend In every
geographical section of tbe Latin
spoaklng world ; slovenliness and
corruptions entirely supplanted stand
ard forma the very existence of
which waa forgotten, and It was
only when the vernacular litera
ture arose to give relative fixity to a
certain number of the Innumerable dla
lecta that the process of degeneration
waa checked. But to give every man
the meana and to concede to ului the
right of aiielllng exactly aa be pro
nounce would be to reuiora tbe checks
on degradation aa completely as If he
neither wrote nor aielled at all. Pho
netic Individualism would presently re
sult In a state of sheer linguistic do
llqiiesoeuc. This, of course, la an absolutely un
thinkable eventuality. Even If a truly
phonetic system could be Introduced tt
would be Impossible for every pariah
or every country to have Ita own liter-
ature and its own transcription of the
English classic. LlngulHtlc crystalliza
tion would take place over larger or
smaller areas. We might have, per
haps, Ave languages tn Great Britain;
the languages of Wessex, of Eaut An
glla, of Mercla, of Northumbrla and of
Caledonia. But each of these languages
would represent a compromise between
various tub-dialects, and would be, in
fact an only quasi phonetic atandard
language. And If any one Imagines
that the Bible of Sbakapeare spelled
quaal-phonetlcally for tbe use of tha
west of England could be read without
difficulty and disgust by a Yorkshire
man or a Scot (not to mention a Cale
donian or a Queenslander), all I can
ay la that be Imagines a vain thing.
The other day la a Scotch railway
train I listened to a conversation be
tween a Cockney of tbe shopman claa
and a Perthshire grazier or gamekeep
er. They had quite amazing difficulty
In understanding each other. Not a
Ingle vowel aound did they produce
alike, and It aeeruod evident to me that
the process by which they did arrive
at mutual comprehension wa a specu
lative mental translation, often very
alow, of the spoken Into the printed
words. Thus the visual word "game"
formed a sort of bridge or half-way
house between the Cockney' "gym"
and the Scotchman' "gaame,"
Vast the This-.
"When I wa young, my dear, gtrl
were not allowed to alt op o lata with
"Then, papa, why do yon allow ma
to do ao? it would ba ao much mora
In tercet I tig If you would only forbid
M.M. D"""4 ..l.
When 10. t-k. de
natured alcolwl "' Place ha
will find tbat t " nttln, up
Tba picture a1 tha i.rg.
vat In which tba prepared la a
large distillery. T" , can, of
conn... uerry-W,9.ppltncMj but
denatured !' C?D0' Produced
without the P,, T'. Plpa
and orner arrtalD In the l.rg,
vat tba .tlrrlni iot by machinery,
which of cotir- ,ul1 iuch too ex
penalv for tlx "'" fannr. U haa
been uggeated tb" J form small
associations an w4"1-'" a distillery
at a central P"1"1 t0 wlll,l farmer
can bring their Bterll to ba made
Farmer sboull t be '.oo sanguine
over the proape 'or '""uedate profit
In manufacturing 4"hired ,iTOU:)1 ,t
home. It must bndr,,0l that farm
ers' etllla would tw curtail the
bualness of tb Pt wbrty trust and
reduce the profit. H ',ot reasonable,
therefore, to bell tn It will allow
tbe fanner to a'" M If it can
prevent It by W or ifalr mean.
The trust In tb lst loii of Con-
If ASHINQ AND COOKMB APrAVTU.
greaa sought to tmacu!ate the farm
er' alcohol bill tf Impoilng restric
tions that would render It Impossible
for farmera to eaflps la business. Tha
trust, through friendly senators, par
tially aucceeded, an4 no alcohol will be
made on farm thla year or neit In
fact It I tafe to ny that It will be
many long year before tba lawa are
so framed a to carry out the Intention
of Secretary vVIIaon it the matter.
There Is, however, iverr prospect that
the manufacturing of denatured alco
hol will soon aajome large proportion
and that fnrmeritlll profit by raising
those crop tbat can be used In the
Edyth Jack Huggln actually had
tba Impudence to kla m last night
MaymwTb Ideal Of course yen
tried to scream?
Kdjta Yea every t!m
A report of tbe Unltel State Geolo
gical Survey deala brleHj with the gen
eral geology of Eastern Colorado, and
In detail wlrh the teoHy and under
ground water of Urkanaa Valley
The principal webearlng ronan-
tlon of thl reglo il uia "uagora
sandstone, but wirrsi also occur ex
hulrelv In the alirlai deposit along
the valley, In thal and gravuN
mantling part of tel upland east of
the mountains, amlnjthe sandstone
of the Fox Hllla. arfmle, and over
Ijlng formation. Smaller amount,
mostly of bad quallt, occur In tha "Red
Beds." ' I
Tbe quantity of t available from
the "Dakota" andiwi in Eastern Col
orado Is variable, aidj In portion of
the region has bee round Inadequate.
Aa a rule the Drer Is too low to
sustain a Tlgoroua i ne urges'
volume of water baiiean obtained from
wells at Rockyford. l me districts
the oualltr of the "'"r atlsfaetory(
In others the watenrt highly charged
with minerals. '
Lima Braaa a PU1 Crow,
T.tma hoana are Ty profitable. If
picked green and ' the general
market, or hr cofl"!"""n merrnant.
They are then told 0le "". though
some shell them. Tbey require consld
erable labor, the d.l'y picking and
hrlllnff are Itema "p"y exp3n
mi. ). cost of P 8,1(1 cultivation
adds largely to thttlay There are
"poleless." or dwn. " nowevr.
If sold dry they are flailed, the yield
k-i- fmn, 1.1 to bushels per sere.
sccordlng to the "' fertility
of the oll. They e'"y nunc -a
In yield should dry "'-"'" ""- ' ne
11 nPnnt is mad. by MMng them In
the grwn condition- ".ler favorable
,Tnn. mu.cn f 2"0 per acre can
... hnt 1100 l oove the aver
uc ur.iv., . t
age for an acre '7;" ? 4
.-.,-., .ra prefrfPd. A mix-
ure of 150 po"" ,l,r"J f ,odn' ,jn0
-m. .Im .isted pbo"l'hate rock and
would ba a prop" ,
u lnfl,"1ln Pasture, are
elT nem without W . to what
... prijuuc th il.
.. .t knar mUt'U -- -
iiu - ,1. rough tA i.
. . . .K rnncrh
ilre?J?n crele ln- The
Wm t tbeT tof "" fir and
will eat the dc
. T n..sablT r"1' hloh tn
be called PMllJ A .,. (h
qetly I. tre
aiven an animni v
clean. Thl re-um
ty' r..t up J fl"i't of
r" . rlety In Orrmn I...
un T,u' rrftera tnr
f a new - uiu
Oi "v. tTtlrc. I .. .,
it n r itaeir
rat ( Haallaar Traps.
The Information contained In a bul
letin laaued by tha L'nlted State De
partment of Agriculture wa aecurwd
from correspondents In l.HSH countlea
In different State. The statistic deal
particularly with twenty-three of tha
tapis agricultural product grown in
tba United State, and embrace tha
number of counties reporting, average
mile of ahlpplng, weight per load, coat
per ton per mile, etc.
In a summary of then data the au
thor aya: "Tbe a vers re coats Dar 100
lt. for hauling product from farms
to shipping point vary In a number of
Inatancea roughly with tha relative
aluea of the article baulad. the mora
aluable product being hauled often at
greater coat than tbe leaa valuable
product. Corn, wheat, oats, hay and
Potatoes were hauled at costs rsr.rlt
from 7 to 9 cents per 100 lbs., cotton
18 cents, and wool coat only 10 cents
per 100 Iba. to be hauled from farms.
The difference of cost tn hauling be
tween one product and another is
largely due to the relative dlatance
traversed and the relative size of load
Statistics sre also presented and dis
cussed regarding the farmera longest
hauls and methods of hauling, with tha
efTect of theae f actors on local and gen
eral prices. The quantity of farm
produce hauled In 100&-O8 Is estimated
at more than 40,000,000 tons, and tba
cost of hauling at about 9S4.0S4.OO0
for the tnokt Important cropa mention
ed. The value of better roada. Quicker
methods of loading and unloading, and
other factors are alao discussed In
tbelr bearing on the reduction tn tha
cost of hauling.
Note from correspondents, regard
ing the conditions of wagon transpor
tation In different parts of the United
States, are also appended.
Miss Harr Oalaaa rirst Waaiaat (
Get a Haaevelt Metal fr Braverv.
Mlaa Mary Uuluan, tbe first woman
to receive the Roosevelt prize for brav
ery. Is not st all confused by tbe great
honor bestowed upon her. Sb la a
modest little woman and continue to
work every day at her machine In the
Mlddletown, N. Y, shirt factory where
ah ha been employed for eighteen
On Dec 10 last when Miss Gutnsa
waa returning from her work aha saw
John C. Runyon, an aged merchant of
Mlddletown, atanding on tbe Erie rail
road trscks wsttlng for a train to paas,
Tb train wa going west and Mr.
Runyon did not see an eaatbound train
approaching. Mia Guinea aaw the old
man'a danger and stooping under the
gate pushed tb aged merchant off tb
eaatbonnd track aa the train rushed
t iO in
MISS MAST OOIH Alt.
t gs i-u uarii
prune, and n rf , cbtn n
strongly ' "grading, alin, tttt
11 " Vtl To tb T'ra. Tb. ao
constant loa largest ,M of
daty Jrt M it preaen, ,.
rf ,hoold be '"rdlng tlze a,
sisea, ,"r ,d tb amaller size
ond or medium, prut,
a ulrd rJ "
Electrt Rlftealaai af rralf.
itipening rrult by electricity Is on
of tb latest achievement of aclence.
The experiment was tried by sn Eng
lish electrical expert, who found that
he could reproduce the effect of tb
tropical sun's ray without the slight
est difficulty. The ripening experiments
have been tried for tbe most part with
When bunches of the green fruit ar
rive In England they are put In an air
tight case made entirely of glass. In
side this case Is supplied with a num
ber or electric lights which can ba
turned on and off In any number at
ill. It has been discovered that the
bin-anas ripen according to the amount
of rays shed on them. Tbe expert has
made teats so tbat now he can ripen
bananas at any time be wsnts Just by
regulating tbe lights. This 1 an Im
mense advantage over tb ordinary
method of ripening.
Bananas are cut and shipped when
quit green, but of full alia. It 1 er
roneously believed by those wbo have
never been In banana raising land tha
there the fruit Is allowed to ripen on
the tree. This Is not the case. Bananas
are picked green and hung up to ripen
Just as they are treated In the north.
Nobody but a person who ha tried
It knows tbe difficulties encountered
In tilling a sack with potatoes, grain,
old paper or simi
lar articles. Gen
erally two person
are required to
perform the opera
tion, on to nold
the bag while tbe
other throws In tbe
content. It will
readily b seen
that a scheme
which will obviate
the necessity of employing a second
person would be of Immense advantage,
both In saving time and labor. A sim
ple device of this nature has recently
been patented by a Minnesota man, md
la shown In the accompanying Illustra
tion. The ack or bag bolder com
prises a suitable platform, on which
are mounted Inclined standards, by
wb'ch the bag Is braced. At the top Is
a lever which Is hinged to one of the
upright At the end of the lever are
two ring", one fitting within the other,
thi bag being clamped within them.
A sprlr-a" at tbe rear serves to hold the
lever supporting the rings, thus ur
lrtlng the bag In sn upright position.
Th heavy man should be moat par
ticular about bis saddle, and that It
ahall be not only broad seated but long
In the tree, that his weight may be
distributed over as large a surface on
tb horse's back aa possible, and h
hould exercise gret care tbat not
only la It well stuffed, espedslly about
th withers, but that the stuffing I con
stantly worked light and kept from
caking or becoming lumpy anywhere.
Neglect of these precautions, say a
writer In the Outing Mag-islne. will
Inevitably lead to chafing and bruising
of the back or painful pinching and
brulalng of the withers, this Utter in
Jury leading rery polbly to further
complication In the way of fistula,
etc., which may result In permanent
and rery severe complications. Tbe
Individual of lighter weight I mor
fortunate In theae respects, as he Is
not ao likely to injure his mount severe
ly by the mer snwunt of weight he
represents, but even he must be July
careful, not only upon the grounds of
self-interest, but upon those of ordi
TraaseUatlaaT "at Tree.
Nut tree a rul hav long tap
roots and It ba been handed down for
year that to cut thla Up root when
transplanting tbem meant death to tb
tree, but experience .bow different If
th long tap root I cut many lateral
are ent out. nd thu. a "oitron
system la awtabll.bed, which will mak
a good tree. Rural World.
Keep tb crust broken "P ronnd
young plant to deatrey small weed
d ner. moUtnr, A toot bar
row la ta thing for thla.
past Tb two were for a moment In a
space of leas than three feet, with a
train rushing past at high apeed on
each (Id. Mlaa Gulnan held the old
man firmly until on of tha tralna
passed and then aaalated him to the
Mlaa Gulnan then went home without
giving her name and told no on of the
Incident One of tbe apectator fol
lowed ber and on learning her Identity
made the story public.
Mlsa Gulnan and a slater support
their aged mother and a little nephew
omam or the kiss.
The Aaeleata Kaaw No thl a at at
Deltchta of Thla Salate.
Prof. Hopkins of Yale University
claim to hav traced the history of tb
kla from It birth, and proved tbat th
earliest peoples and earliest tliuea knew
It not That there might be no mis
take ha labeled tha kiss of to-day "ths
genuine klas" and "tb perfect ktsa.
Tbe genuine klaa, Prof. Hopkins
aald. waa Invented by a woman. It
description Is given In tbe epic of an
cient India which treats of th science
'ISh laid her mouth to my mouth,"
recite th poet "and made a noise
which gav me pleasure."
With that dicovery grew th faah
Ion which has sine known no abate
ment and observers even aay the faah
Ion I spreading. Additions to th epic
In later year described variations In
tb natural klaa, all baaed upon tbat
alven by th "ahe" of th first nar
"Th early people," declare Prof.
Hopkins, "knew nothing of tbe kiss In
ny form. Hsd tbey known of it they
would hav told something of It In the
mas of records that has com down to
us, for surely an act which conveys
such pleasure could not hav been for
gotten. "Tbe earliest form of the kla la thai
which w know as th 'nlfr kiss.' Thli
Is a smelling, usually of tbe bead. Th
father of a new born son sniffed bla
bead that his dsys might be long snd
tbat honors might come to him. Re
turning from a Journey, be sniffed the
besda of bis children In tb same man
"Graduslly, with this Vilff kiss
there came also a caress, a touching,
usually, of the bead. Gradually alac
tbe endearment came to be applied to
other than children. Tbe rubbing of
noaea, which was persisted In by some
tribes, was probably sn Intermediate
process In tbe evolution.
"With th development of tbe gen
uine kla the 'nlff kla' dlaappeared,
never to reappear.. It had eerved It
purpoae and wa Boon forgotten."
Wasted, th Real Thla-.
A painfully bashful yoong man of
Btoteabury, according to a paper quot
ed by tb Kansas City Journal, pro
posed to bis girl by means of a phono
graph, to tb waxen cylinder of which
be had previously told bis love. The
girl wa greatly surprised and not dls
pleased to hear ber lover's declara
tion, but the Idea of this betrothal did
not appeal to her. Accordingly sb
sent her little brother with a not
which ral as follows:
"Dear Sir If you hav courage
enough you might com over and tell
me what you bav to ay, but If you
haven't atay at home, for I'll be jig
gered If I am going to be hugged and
kissed by a phonograph If I never get
chance to ay 'Ye !' "
M mt Oeveraaseat la Rasalau
It coat leaa per head to run the gor-
ernment of Russia than any other na
tion In the world. Tb average Rus
sian tax I 1 10 for each person In tb
empire: that of Great Britain, Trance,
and Austria Hungary runs over 113 per
bead of th population of these, coun
Mlsa Oldglrl Yea, I am slngl en
tirely from choice. Mlaa Pert Wuoew
choice ? Philadelphia Record.
feaat Ar all the rooma In your lint
light? Crlmaonbeak Ob. yea; w
hav gas In 'am all I Youkera Stat--
f atigued rhlllp Did dat dy t row
bollln' water on youae? Wandering
Walter Worse n dat Tbll wore n
dat It wus soapsuds. Cleveland
"Sir, I want your daughter's hand."
You may hav It with th greatest
pleasure, dwar boy. If you'll take the
on that' alwaya In my pocket" Uat
She Hav you ever written auy po
etry? He (proudly) I bad a sonnet
one In on of tb leading magaziue.
Bhe No, but I mean any real poetry.
Dyer What did your wife aay when
you told her you wouldn't be home till
late? Rownder I don't know. 1 bung
up th receiver a aoon aa I wa
through talking. Brooklyn Life.
How do you know be la used to re
ceiving letter from tbat girl?" "IW
cauae," answered Mlsa Cayenne, "ba
knew Immediately where to look for
tbe second page." Washington Klar.
Strong-minded Old Lady (to the new
vicar's wife) Oh, yes, mum, I've 'ad
my ups and downs, but I never 'ad
what you may call a serious trouble
I'v only lost two husband I Puiich.
Nell Maud says sb haa bad seven
teen propoaala thla year. Belle I
didn't think abe knew o many men.
Nell Ob, atxteen of tbem were from
Chollle Saphedde. Philadelphia Rec
Tommy Pop, waa writing done
tablet of stone In th old day? Tom
my's Pop Yes, my son. Tommy
Gee! It must have taken a crowbar
to break th new. Philadelphia Record,
Old Huhka Didn't you marry m
for my money? Answer me tbat, mad
am! Mrs. Hunks Certainly I did.
And we'd get along Just lovely If you
were not so stingy with It Chicago
Fortune Teller Beware of a short
dark woman with a fierce eye. She I '
waiting to give you check. Visitor
(despairingly) No, she ain't Khe's
waiting to get on from me. Thai's
my wife. Baltimore American.
"Chumpley'e auto got away from
him and ran fourteen miles on a cou.r
try road." "I'll bet he was mud."
No, be was tickled. He aald It was
the best run his car had made without
adjusting." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Where," asked the tenderfoot, "was
the last man killed here?" "He aln t
been killed yet," replied Arizona At.
"There's gotn' to be at leaat one mora
killed aa soon aa him and me come
face to face." Chicago Record-II era Id.
"Yes, ma'am," the convict was say
ing. "I'm her JlBt for try'n' to Bat
ter a rich man." "Th Idea!" ex
claimed tbe prison visitor. "Yes,
ma'am, I Jlst tried to Imitate his sig
nature on a check." Philadelphia
"Ah !" b sighed. "I have long wor
shiped you at a distance." "Well."
abe replied, coldly, "If It la necessary
for you to worablp me at all, I prefer
It that way." And It waa back to tha
boarding nous for him. Chicago Dal
Bhe Glady I o aorry Bbe took her
engagement ring round to the Jeweler'
to bav it valued. He Why? Did h
say It was too chesp? She Oh, no.
He said be would keep It for a bit, as
Freddie hadn't settled up for It yet
Mrs. Stubbs Lsnd's sakes, John,
there must be a great many barber
shops In Wall street!" Mr. Stubbs
Whst cause you to think o. Marls?
Mrs. Stub Why, the paper ay hun
dred of men r "trimmed" there ev
ery day. Chicago Dally New.
Jonea had vegetable garden la
which be took a great luterest Brown,
hi next door neighbor, had one also,
and both men were espeelslly Interest
ed In their potato patches, One morn
ing, meeting by the fence, Jonea aald :
"How la It Mr. Brown, you are nevr
troubled with caterpillars, while my
bushes are crowded with them?" "My
friend, that la easily explained," re
plied Brown. "I rise early in the
morning, gather all the caterpillar
from my bushes, and throw them Into
your garden." Tit Blta.
Bacon Tb opea work stockings
bare bad tbelr day.
Egbert Yea, I ahould aay tbey ware
oa their iei lonim states
Too many people know a lot of
thing that ar bod f tbelr bulneam
kr lha Bill Waa Bis.
Th cloaet that light by electricity
when tbe door open baa It draw
back. Wben he went 8outb for a
month' shooting a young New Yorker
thought be had left hi bachelor apart
ment In uch order that be would hav
no cause for complaint on hla return.
Tbe alte of bl electric light bill on bl
return convinced blm that nmcthlng
waa wrong, aay tbe New York Sun.
He complained with unusual fervor,
tbe company Investigated and found
out the source of tbe extra exeiise.
In the hurry of departure he had left.
open the door of one of bla closets., Th
electric light shone night and day In
tbat closet for mor than a month.
A Feeallar Bafrataard.
"You needn't be afraid, my friend.
tbe hotel will not burn."
"Why, It Isn't fireproof. Is Itr
No, It lan't fireproof."
"Then why do you aay It will not
"Brraun there I no Inaaram-e oa
It" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
aasa Thlaar Her.
Mag I Tom d Franchle call
gal'a felW her finance.
Tom (gloomily) Aw, well, ain't dat
wot It all come tor? Baltimore Amer
ican. Two men ar nearly always braver
thaa on, even If on of them ba cold
On pair In th front parlor beau
tare of a kind.