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By Order of the Czar
A Story of Russian Power
Imlr Alexnudrovltch, that I recognized 'OOUD PILUINQ8 COST MILLIONS.
lor reply I east on htm n look of scorn.
"Hold thy prating tongue, .Andrei," I
hear the ('ovcrunr whlstier. n im ihi.l....
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I hear once moro the hnnh grating
of n prison key tahlnd tue, nud I am
fain to groan aloud aa I Iran against
the wall. All In dark before my eyes,
whilst my anguished foul cries, "Lout!
Lost I God-forsakenl"
. Suddenly I feci a rough hand group
my shoulder. I am swung forward, ami
Cud mytelt the center of a score of face,
all peering and grinning Into mine.
I reallxo that I am In a general cell:
that these are my felhiw prisoners, and
the wrathful blood leap to my hend. I
hake mytelt free and turn fiercely to see
who haa darel to molest me. In my pres
ent decperate mood 1 am not to be trilled
My looks fall on a short, broad, pow
erfully built man In the black sheepskin
cap of a Cossack, under which a pair
of bold eyes glitter ami dance like wild
fire. Ho stands before me now, with his
broad, brown bands on his skies, his body
thrown hack, and both attitude and mien
bespeaking Insolent defiance.
"Confound your impudence! What
mean you?" 1 roar.
"I merely wish to look at you, broth
er," he replies with cool deliberation.
"I am interested, we are all luterosted in
our brother In affliction."
"you lnplcnt. presuming hound!" I
gnash on hint In fury. The lunch that
goes round makes it blaze up like oil on
tlames. I make a ruth so violently and
unexpectedly on the Cossack that he
etaggers back, and but for those behind
him would hare fallen.
A. hubbub of voices I raised: "Go on!
At him! Show your mettle, little father!
Embrace, brothers! At him! At him!"
The Cossack has regained his balance.
His huge nostrils swell out. his breath
rushes through them with a snorting
oolsa like a horse. He bends his head
forward at does a bison preparing for
attack. In another moment he has dart
ed on me, and his pretcruaturally long
nnt encircle my middle like bars of
"Squeeze him! hug hltn! Well done.
Yorackr shriek the voices, accompanied
with such noises as are used to encourage
Cghtlng dogs. I draw In my breath, and
lifting the Cosiack off his feet, fling him
from (kle to aide to try aud shake him
off, but In vain. He clings to me like a
bulldog. I cannot fight a man whilst he
hangs to me like this, so we struggle to
gether silently, neither gaining an advan
tage for full fire minutes: until a sudden
movement on ray part brings us both to
the ground. I on top of my adversary.
And now he looses his hold, and instant
ly I catch the gleam of steel!
My hand closes on his wrist like a vise.
I wrench the weapon from hit grasp and
lllng it from me.
"Coward!" I hiss, and deal him a blow
on the head that makes It resound, like
the cracking of a cocoa nut against the
Hit limbs relax. A deep groan escapes
his breast, and I am free to rise. I do
o, and stand gasping for breath ami
looking down on my prostrateToe. Ills
jaw drops, and his black eyes roll up. ex
hibiting the whites, giving bint the
ghastly aemblacce of death. And now
that my passion hat tpent itself. I shud
der with disgust at my own folly and
"I fear you hare finished him." ob
nerrea aoma one.
"Served him right!" growls another.
"He la a coward and a traitor!"
' "let, yea, serve him right!" Join In the
rest "You hare acted like a true man!
DCou are of the right sort."
. Their compliments only Increase my
disgust. What care I for the opinion
of such aa these? I make no replr. but
talk over to the furthest corner of thai
cell and fling myself down ou one of
the Inclined boards that are range round
I watch tli em draw the Insensible Cot-
ack to another board, and lave bit
brow with water from a pitcher. Almost
Immediately he revives and slti up, seek
ing me with his roving eyes. When they
have found me, be rises aud staggers to
"I am a hound and thou art a brave
roan!" he aaya hoarsely. 'Forgive me;
It was the evil one prompted me to use
the knife. He bad possession of me and
I knew not what I did!"
He waits not for my reply, but sud
denly leaves toy tide, picks up the knife
from the floor where I had hurled It, and
returns It to me,
Take It," he urges. "It Is thine! I
smuggled it In concealed In the folds of
my saab. Slay me with it If thou wilt.
My Ufa Is thine!"
Aa be tpeaka thus, bit voire shakes
with emotion and bis dark face works
atrangcly. I am touched with the man'a
contrition In spite of myself.
"Keep the dagger," I tay. "It may be
useful to thee, and give we rather thy
"Remember my words: My life Is
'thine!" he reiterated. "Thou bast bought
Yerack, body and souL"
And without another word, without
giving me the chance of expressing the
regret that la on my lips, that I should
have taken hit harmless sport so badly,
he goea back to his board and stretches
himself-qn it. nit fellow prisoners
crowa rouna mm witn questions and re
marks, but he regards them not, and
turning to the wall, remalna perfectly
In a few minutes they bare forgotten
us both. A tali, lean Jew sits apart,
mumbling to himself, and swaying hit
body to and fro. Ere long the loud,
long-drawn tnorea of the Cossack min
gled with the general din.
Thua toe weary hours flow sluggishly
merging Into each other, until a break
cornea In the shape of a couple of ward
era bearing an enormous pall of cab
bage aoup, which they dole out to ua In
tin vessels, and a basketful of black
bread, In rations.
I bad wondered where I should ge)
tny next meal. Little thought I that II
would be supplied to me free of charge
by the Russian government I
After 'upper the warders light two
oil lamps that hang high up against the
wall. They illuminate with a murk?
vollnw lieht the motley scene. For I
time tli gamea nre.renewed; coarse Jests
nro bandied, followed by loud guffaws;
aouga with rollicking choruses are ung
to the beating of feot; then gradually
tho boards are filled. A few linger
wrangling over a game, until the dls
puled point Is decided by a majority, and
they too aeek repoe.
Vainly I toss from aide to side. My
gloomy musings nro Interrupted by the
appearance of the Cossack, gliding to
ward me In the dim, yellow light, lln
squats himself noiselessly ou the floor
at my head, aud gates at me silently for
tome minutes. I am the first to speak.
"I am sorry I hurt you," 1 whisper.
"Forgive me, Yerack! 1 might have tak
en your harmless jesting In better part."
"Name It not." he whispers back. "It
would have served me right hadst thou
dashed out my brains. Wilt thou tell
me, he murmurs, falling Into the fa
miliar second persou which srems nat
ural to him. "why thou art here? I
wouM help thee If 1 can."
t hesitate. Shall 1 tell this man my
strange, eventful story? Though I kuow,
or think I know that It lie not In the
power of any man to help me In my
dire strait, yet it will be an unspeak
able relief to me to unburden my mind
to a sympathetic listener. Ami there
It that In this man's manner which In
spires mo with the couvlction of his good
"Hast thou heard of Vladimir Alexan
lie atarts and stare at me. "All
Russia has heard of him," he replies.
"I am he."
deeply, "or thou wilt compel mo to ex
pose thy lies!"
Mcauwhlle the Prefect has recovered
"You admit that you nro the Vladimir
A oxiindrovltch who by some marvelous
mischance escaped tho fate you so richly
merited?" he questions.
"I am that man." I nmw.. ttPi,ii
who suffered ay, suffered to the full
tho death he wna condooiuned to die! I
was huug. I endured the shame of It,
the pain of It. oven tn tli rin,i .!.)..
throe! 1 sntlsfled justice that demanded
my life; for 1 was dead. A Higher
rower thau the mighty Czar himself
restored mo my life! This life 1 now
hold I declare to be mine by the gift of
tiod! I had a right to do my utmost to
preserve it, and he who would rob me of
It commits a theft on the living OikI!"
"The State of which toil are the ens.
my. Vladimir Alexandra Itch, must de
cide that question," any the prefect.
"Meanwhile we must consign jou to
prison until we have communicated with
the authorities In St. Petersburg. Your
case Is out of our Jurisdiction. Your ex
amination will take nlnce whr v.hip
heinous offense was committed, and the
authorities there mint pronounce jour
Dentists Knell Tear Withdraw from the
Country's Hupplr U,0()l),()()().
Of tho wealth of thin country (hero
la n certain pnrt Hint Iiiih nomr
entered Into tho report of tliu cousin
of fiscal departments of Urn govern
ment. Thoro la, If tho talluuitos of
men who should know nro to bo taken
ns authoritative, over $10,000,000 per
sonal wraith, In tho allium of gold, of
which tlio government la en tli civ luno I "I'vo got some good now for you,
runt, or, If not Ignoring, Iiiih decided Kvollim," said the grnceryiniin, in Iiii
not to mention In Ua ilunuctnl rcporti. .unloaded Ida pitckngoa on tho kitchen
Kneh year there la over .,(X)0,(HM table. "I'm koIu' to quit my fuullah.
worth of gold Hint dlHapnenrs. Unit t '.
As I utter the words the Coack
gazes at me as If I were a ghost For a
moment he seems to be smitten dumb
with amazement. His under Up drops.
Presently a flush of color rushes to his
swarthy cheeks and a strange light to his
ejes. He raises his cap ami bows his
head before me as if I were a king.
"Wonderful! Wonderful!' he mur
murs. "I believed not the rumor of thy
marvelous escape. There Is truly noth
ing too strange to happen in this straw
aest of worlds. Tell me about It, I pray
Then in low toaes I relate ta him my
history. When I have come to an end
he clasps bis brow with his broad fin
gers, and loses himself for fully ten min
utes In profound thought. Sometimes he
draws a heavy breath, as one doe when
encountering some obstacle that must
be overcome. At last he looks up.
"1 have hope," he says. "Re of good
cheer, my noble brother. Listen," he
says. "One of the warders about the
prison is a friend of mine. He is a Cos
sack, though he has donned the gov
ernment uniform, and we come from the
same district. My term of Imprison
ment expires to-morrow, ami If money
and old acquaintanceship fall to win
him over, I am not the son of my moth
er. I know my Co-ssaek. I will arotue
in hi in the slumbering longing for the
wild free life of the Steppes. I will
make the sight of a uniform hateful to
him, and discipline an unendurable yoke.
Then I will tell him of thee. The Cos
sacks love generosity and worship brav
ery; moreover, he is ever ready for ad
venture. Nor Is gold without its charm
for him, and I have the wherewith to
bribe him. Only wait patiently until we
have laid our heads together and plan
ned. And when time is ripe we will
Again he wrinkles bis brow and seems
to think deeply with his eyes on the
ground, and again he bends toward me to
pour Into my ear the result of bis cogi
tations. "Iu a few hours, probably thou wilt
be led before the , Prefect for private
examination. Kncourage the suspicion
that thou art an Important political of
fender, then they will most likely put
thee in a private cell or, better still,
confess at once who thou art, and thou
wilt make sure of solitary confinement.
Under no circumstances canst thou gain
aught but time by withholding thy name;
it must be discovered sooner or later."
"lie It so," I respond resolutely. "I
will follow thy counsel."
At this Juncture the gaunt figure of
tho Jew rises In the opposite comer, and
bis mumblings reach us. Yerack gives
ray arm a squeeze. "Courage! Hope!"
he murmurs, ere !to glides back to bis
scteuce. Oltlcers. withdraw vuur i.H
The gendarmes are leading me away
when the (Inventor steps forward, and
taking one of them aside, ways something
to him In a low. Imprewtvc voice. The
mail salutes, and rejoining us. we pass
out. My guard conducts me to the right
and we enter another part uf the prison.
Here a warder Joins in and we tramp
on, the air becoming eten more oppres
sive with damp, the walls showing
patches of viva! green mould and gray
mildew as we advance.
At the extreme end of the corridor we
pause at last. One of the heavj oaken
doors Is opened. I enter a cell which
has tho air of a charnel house. The
door shuts behind me with a groan, tha
key Is turned In the ponderous lock and
I am alone.
(To be continued.)
SHOWER DATH FOR FIBOCRS.
la hint to the moneys of the world,
mid yot It la not lost.
.Moro tlnin ?,000,(XX) worth of gold
Is used itituunlly In earing; for tliu
tnoutlia of oltlteiiH of tho United .State
who Imvo been neglected In tlio mut
ter of their teeth. Tlila $'.',000,000 I
practically wealth Hint la loat. After
tho gold la once securely IImiI In tlio
mouth of n deutlat'a patient It cense
to exist na n precious metal of lutpnr
tunce In the world of tluauco, ami li
only n plug to a tooth, u base article,
lost forever aa a pnrtlclo of an artlelo
for which men lmvo fought and died
and murdered ami ierjutvd nud hohI
tliemaelviw alnce the world l-gaii.
The llifuivt hih vast when tit
Kinull amount ttaed In inn king a tilling
U considered, but they are undoubted
ly correct. Tho man In clunco of tlio
Bold detmrtmout of tlio "urge-it ilentnl
aiipply house In the country arrtvtul at
tho figures after etenav lofteurehiM
I mm calcinations, ami in estimate H
verltled by other men In it pont'lon
Two million tlollara taken out of Itt
stock of gold la tho, price Hint tho
country wya annually" for having Its
teeth en red for In nn up-to-dato man
ner. Ten yoara ago It Is estimated that
only 211 per cent of the people of this
country ever went to n dentist ac
cept to have a tooth pulled. Flvo yearn
ago the percentage waa .Ht l-a, .Now,
It la declared, ft) per cent of the opu.
Intlon pay vlalta to the dentist' chair
for aomt other reason than that o'
having nn aching tooth extracted.
This Increase In tho uunibar of dental
patlonta In th country hat resulted
In a consequent Increase in the amount
Children of the Klowcry I'lin-dom Do
Among the tunny cm-tout customs
that offer audi emlleft source of Inter
esting study to ttH we-terti-r traveling
In Janan nerhaits tliatrw u muu ttmt
arouse III Interest mi much aa that! of gold used for this purim. I'm- (1,7.v' " "
which obtain throughout the llowery tlcally all of the ft) per ceut who are '
. "U'a about time," remarked tliu pret
"Hotter Into than never," aatd tlio
Kroceryinau. "I'm savin' my wngea
now. I aeeu a plt'co In tlio paper about
a litiMlueNH a man can go Into with $1.
(XX) capital. U'a a winner; tlieru ain't
no mlalnl.0 about that. It brings a fel
ler In a atedily luooiuo of f(M a weok
and iIoiiIiUm up hla thousand lusldo o'
"I don't aeo where tlio good newa
cornea In for tuu on that," aald tho pret
ty cook. ,
"You think because I'm goln' to get
rich I'm llkbly to go Iwrk on you, '
aald tho uroeerymnn. "I'll Iovm you
Jeat the aaiua."
"Tliat'M a hlea-dug," aald the pretty
cook. "I wmn worrying about that.
How toox do you think U'a going to
take vou to who the ? 1,000?"
"I hadn't figured It out exactly." r
plld tli KrivcryHin. "It afeina to me
It oughtn't to take long. I can abut off
ou the eveuln' can. Thai's .1ft cent a
week clear aouietlmea H cent. 1 can
leant to abate iii.trndf. That's fl cettta
moro. 1 can quit playln' tho slot ma
chine for cigars at llcrgHian'H. That
ought to put mo a dollar or mi to the
good. I can .stay homo Holidays an'
Mtlt down what IM be blow-In' ou car
fare ami tilings like that. There ain't
no real use In me golu' to a show three
evetlln'a a week."
"What's the huftlno?" Inquired the
pretty cmk, with mild Interest.
"1 ain't qulto aura," replied (he gro
eeryman. "All It aaya la that an oner-
getlc young man with ?!,) capital
can double Ills money in nix month
nud be Hwoired a steady ImiMtie of fifty
per. 'Investigate.' It aaya. I haven't
Yerack Is gone. He was removed
from the cell an hour ago, throwing to
ward me a significant glance as he pass
ed out. And now again the door of the
cell it opened. This time for me, and I
am led along several corridors, down a
short flight of ttone steps Into an ante
room. I find myself standing at the end
of a loug table.
Opposite me in an armchair sits a
little, gray man. In the undress uniform
of a general. At a glance I ascertain
that the Governor occupies another arm
chair somewhat apart ami that A mire i
Ptatrovltch ami the two gendarmes who
took me in custody are also present..
Tho little gray man, who U of course
the Prefect, eyes me with severe fixity
out of a bush of fuzzy gray hair In a
manner that Is Intended to strike me
"In the first place," he begins, "tilease
to Inform me whether the name ou this
envelope," here ho lifts Maruicha'a let
ter from the top of tome papers that lie
before blm, "Waldemar Nicolaivifch All
ksnoff, la your real name or an astumed
"It Is an assumed one," I
"Humph!" he ejaculatet. "Ah In
deed! Perhaps, aa you teem disposed to
oe canam, you will a Mo inform roe by
what name I may with confidence hare
the honor of addressing you 7"
"Certainly. My name It Vladimir
If a smoking bombshell had fallen Into
their midst It could not bare created a
greater sensation. An amazed exclama
tion arise to every lip, followed by a
stir as orlo sudden breeze among the
trees. Andrei I'lotrorltch it the first to
break the alienee that succeeds.
r "Ha!" be exclalma. "Hinted I not so.
my uncle? I Recognized him, and mine
la tlio reward! You mutt confess, Vlad-
kingdom among the rk'li ami iioor alike
or washing away their children's Ilea
by n 8ocle of shower Imth that la a
cleanser of the physical aa well aa tho
moral being, aaya the Detroit Tribune.
Ablutions may play a large twrt Iu
every form of Japano-to worship. He
fore the ahrlne which Is to be found
In nlmost every homo there la a sort
of crude bathtub made In the atouo
floor. The water for thee la supplied
from pipes which send a heavy stream
down from the roof. Seated Itefore tho
altar In the middle of the "tub" tho
prevaricating culprit I made to anffer
the penalty of Ida many lien.
The volume of water cornea dashing
down upon hla defenaele head with n
force that would make a robust Ameri
can lad "ace t.Urn." Hut the Jaaiieau
liar known there la no other way to
apeao the wrath of the Injured god
of truth, to he succumbs to tho Inevit
able with n much better grace than
Hint with which hit western brother
takes hia whipping, and alt before the
shrine of hla family divinity reading
nloud for the benefit of n number of
byatandera the long Hat of Ilea that haa
brought him to this uuconifortablo
pa a a.
The ahrlne before which this moral
water cure takes place resemble thorn
which are so common In the hotiaoa of
Catholic countries. The decoration of
flowera and numerous candle I much
like that with which the pious Italian
adorns the altar of the Virgin or of
bis patron nalnt. Only the hideous lit
tle aquattlng figure uf the Japauoao
god shows that this la an lutldel ahrlne.
In the morning the reverent bead or
tho house piiu a cake, a little heap of
rice and n nprlg of green iiKn the Hi
lar, on offering Intend! to propitiate
the god and draw down hia bleealng
upon tho family. When darkueaw
cornea n little lighted lamp la placed
beside tho Idol to cheer him In the long
hours of the night, during which, ac
cording to Japanese belief, ho faithful
ly guards the housohold from all barm.
Cane Heat for Kitllrnatl Car.
The plush seat la tho central evil
which tho Kentucky IhmhI la attack
ing. It haa been placed under State
Ihui, and the lioard purjHwo to Indict
Lory railroad oltlelal It can roach In mid, "betwixt two women, about
tho State who can by any Hlblllty whether a window should bo open or
bo held roapotmible for oiwrntlng cur nmt nnd the question hua risen na to
numbered aa the dentist's patron have
aomo gold in their teeth. Thus, ten
yeara ago there wbs only $1,000,009
worth of gold put Into tho mouths of
the citizens na against the fS.COO.Ooo
Using tho rate of Increase each year
for tho Inst ten yeara na n baala, tli)
nverago yearly consumption of tho
precious metal In this manner hn
been $1,X).0)0 n year. Thla would
make llft.OOrt.OOO worth of gold which
haa been put Into teeth alnce IMM. For
this amount could be built throe of
the best battle-ships In tho world; the
president' salary could bo paid for
thirty yearn; every voter who has
gono to tho polls this year could Im
paid f 1 for hla trouble and still leave
a million for good measure.
Deaths, of course, have cut the num-
lior of peoplu who hnve had gold filling
put In tholr teeth In these yearn con
alderably. Flvo million dollars' worth
of gold, It la estimated, hns been
burled In the grnveynrda of thla coun
try In the period covered by these fig
urea. If a total could bo nrrlvcd at,
reckoning from the time when gold
first waa used In fillings, It I certain
that the amount of gold lying unused
and dead In graves would bo near to
.Subtracting the f.'.OOO.ono taken ofT
the earth from the total of t .'.,000,00' )
used In the last decade. It will be seen
that there must bo at least JIO.dOO.KY)
worth of gold perambulating aliottt tho
country I" the moutha of the citizen.
Ten million tlollara In the most con
venient form In the world, in tho pos
session of the people; $10,000,000 walk
ing, aleepltiK and eating with them,
nnd yet not a cent of It that can Ik
spent, not a cent of It that may t
reckoned in the wealth of tho In
dividual or the country at largo. Chi
"Thnt'a nil right." anlil llin prolty
cook. "All you luM'il I" tint momiy mid
the energy. At tlio rate you're saving
you'll got tlio money luatdu of lyu
yeara or so,"
"I'll get It before that If I enn pick
n winner at tlio races next mouth,"
said tlio Broveryman. "I'll lmvo $'jo
by that time, nn' If I can laud on a M
to I shot I'm II ml for my Investment
right there. Would you sooner Imvn
oiio o' them little bouses In tho sub
nrba or a Itat right Imro In town, Kvw
Hurt -or would you sooner board?"
".Maybe you won't lmvo your clianco
next month," snld the pretty cook.
"Hiiro thing, said tlio grocoryinan,
"I'vo never seen tho limn yot when
there wasn't an active demand for en
4Wh young men with a good nildre
and a' thousand plunk It ain't inner
leas than JM) ter ceut Interest. (,r
Mime reason, though, tine tiling men
with the ilougli aeeui shy. Why Is Itr
'That's easy" replied the pretty
cook. "What would a young man want
to put his money lulu a imor payln'
thing like that for when ho can take
It down to the rare ami get fifty thou
sand for eiery thousand he lieta on a
"You've got a good business head on
jiui." said the gntceryman, admiringly.
"1 ueier thought of thai."
"Your head wasn't mails for think
ing," said the protly cook. "Now, tnkn
jour basket ami clear out of here"
"You won't mind If I don't send you
any more re for the present, then?
asked the grocery man as ha picked up
III Itasket. "Voll WtMl'l feel hurt If
I don't buy you any mum Jewelry -until
I've aed enough to start tha
"Oh, get out! cried the pretty rook.
"Well." said the Krocerymau, with
an Injured pro'lmi, "If your'a geta'
to act like that I'll be diffXtMd If I
save any Htouey. It's all off an' you'tn
got yourself to thank for It."- Chicago
When the Window Htloks.
Mr. Appleby, who iji the course of
alxty years hail only twice left hla na
tive town, looked up from hla read
lug of tho weokly paper with an ex
pression of mild Interest ou hla weath-er-beulen
Thuro waa a kind of a set-to In tho
railroad train yesterday, mother, ho
with such sent covering. Klthor leath
er or cane la permitted aa a substitute.
The requirement oxtomla both to aloep
vru aud day coaches.
There la no question but that tho
plush seat la one of tho finest rectqitn
cIok for tilth that could Im devised. Tha
dust that blows In through tho upon
car windows Is caught mid hold fiiKt,
and If any disease genua are In tho
n Ir they nro pretty a lire to Hud a cump-lu-out
place on tho plush until a bu
rn nn victim cornea along.
Leather acuta arc not open to any
audi aanltitry objection, but thoy uru
hot and often uncomfortable, and not
at all to bo compared for downright
case with tho enno went, which uro
used In tourist sleepers and tho least
prctontlouu cars. Another good scut
covering la of linen, which can bo tak
en off nud cleaned at frequent Utter
vuhi. Chicago Itecord.
Cuuisht on the I ebon ml,
Slowboy (at summer resort I am
going to the post olllce, Miss Pouchly,
Biiull I ask for you?
Miss Peaohly Of course you may.
Mr. Hlowbpy, but It Isu't necessary to
go to tho post ofllco. You will Hud
papa dewu In the billiard room.
whether the folks slilo of a window
control It or tho folks behind. I could
read you out what It "
"You needn't," said hla traveled
spouse, with great brltknest. "I
haven't been down to Iloston once a
year for ten years without learning
that nolthur tho folks besldo a window
nor tho onea behind can control it no
body can but the brngumau. And some
times he can't."
Many I'oaUorlpta to Ilor Wilt,
It la not only the privilege of wom
an to change her mind, but she does
It sometimes with astonishing fre
quency, The will of Mrs. Margaret
Hhearman was offered for probato at
Wellington the other day. Though the
will bad been drawn only a few years
before, it bad six codicils attached,
each of which materially changed the
whole Instrument, and aorae of them
ro-eatabllahed what others had an
nulled. It It aald that It will puczle
the lawyers to get tho matter straight
ened out Kansas City Journal,
We with the wlso men could agree
on their good advice. That which
one wlso man aaya Is dangerous, an
other wUe man says la very desirable.
The Hwiaa military authorities are
about to adopt khaki for soldiers' uni
form, China haa n National Hlography, tie
voted entirely to women. It contains
more than .' 1.000 name.
Tho city of Paris haa purchased the
rooms which tho (Mluter I let-anger oc
ftipled from ItitYl to hi death In IK.7.
Ho iahl Jl'.'O a year for them.
I.ady .Stanley wished a menotlth to
mark her huattnnd't grave, ami after
a long search the Art Memorial Colli
pany. of Norwood, Kuglamt, found one.
Mora than l.l.OOO.uoo iwrsottt are
enrolled In tho Huitdny schools of Hit
country. In public schools the enroll
ment Is more than lU.OOO.OuO, or S.OuO,
Miss Medora Cook, daughter of tho
Iter. P. H. Honson, of Tremont Tem
ple, Iloston, haa been elected prufeasor
of singing In tho I-oihIoii Ilojal Col-
luge of Music.
Hamburg la to have a school for
training servant. It la not Intended
to compete with existing schools
which provide training In domestic
science for girls of well-tndo families,
Value ami duty on a shipment of
3,0(10 ImibmIiimiI of tobacco from
Kentucky In Mcasr. (ialltthor, of Hel-
fast, amounted to $A,000,too, which
constitutes, says Tolmcco, n record for
tobacco imports lulu Ireland.
The Vienna imiIIco nro about tn ex
periment with a phonograph lu tak
ing n prisoner's answers lo questions
asked in tho preliminary examination,
so that when tho actual trial taktn
place thera will be no dispute na to
what waa aald.
Tho California (iraiiil I-odg.i of
Masons, which Include the auhordln
ate lodge of Hawaii, Is planning to
build lu Hnu Francisco n leinplo largo
enough to accommodate nil grand
bodies of tho craft within IU Jurisdic
tion. Tho present temple U about
forty yeara old.
The common snail has Itiinf. heart
nud n general circulation, nnd Is In
every respect nn air-breathing crea
ture, litis notwithstanding, he can lle
nn Indefinitely without Inhaling .tho
least atom of air, that which Is usu
ally considered the essential to exist
ence In all creuturea supplied with
A statistician has learned that tho
annual aggregation of tho circulation
cf tho papers of the world Is estimated
to be l-.OOO.OOO.OOO copies. To grasp
(he Idea of this magultuda we mir
statu that It would cover no fewer
than lO.-IW) square miles of surface:
that It Is printed on 7HI.250 tons of
paper; nnd further, that If tho number
(12,000,000) reprfaciitcd, Instead of
copies, aeconds, It would toko mora
than 8.13 years for them to elapse.
A machlno la being perfected In n
Illrmlnghiim shop that Is to turn out
from 00,000 to 100,000 finished wlro
nails an hour, This Is aald lo bo about
three times as fast as any American
machine can do, "which," romarks tho
Iondon Chronicle, "la certainly revers
ing tho usual monotonous order o
American luToatlgatlon Im ahown
that yellow foyer germs are dissem
inated by (he HWHtqulte. nml now (let
Iverisd Kcmtol of Tntjdenl MwIIcIim
Is about to settd a seeiMtd expedition
to the AmaHHl to discover if Nslblt
the actual cause of the dUense. At
Para, nn (he Am son, the disease I
constantly pren-nt In a greater or Im
The Australian eucalyptus tree l
being grown on a large scale In south
ern Kuropo ami northern Africa be
came of Its tendency to dm In swam.
This waa formerly sitn..o-d to be do
to abundant otltalatlou of watery
vajNtr from Ha leaves, but It lias l-e.i
shewn that actually the transpiration
of the eucalyptus Is only one half
one-third that of willows. Mrt-h ami
oilier tree, am It I therefore as
sumed that the phersMm-mui In qu
Ihm I due simply to the rapid grawth
of the eucalyptus.
CAN1 EHUUriY CATHEDRAL
Only One ltit.ll.li Klnu, Utnry IV.,
IUa llrvn Itiitumltcil There,
Tho amHeut cMhedntl at Canter
bury ahidtera the remains of only otx
HnglUh king, HcHry iv. That this
(articular monarch should havo been
entombed there la (he more remark
able, since he breathed hla last In Hit
Jerusalem chamber of Westminster
Abbey, ami It might naturally bar
tteen supiM.Mil in the circumstances
that he would have been laid to rest In
tho abbey, where so many other of
Kngland'a kings sleep their last sleep.
It scorn, however, that Henry In-fur
hi death gave order that ho was to
lo burled lu tho cathedral at Canter
bury op'xMltc (he IoiiiIi of his uncle,
Kdward, the (Hark Prince.
Por hundreds of years a story wat
current that ou tho way down the
rlvur a hurrlcuiio nnwe and that tha
people ou Iwwrtl the vessel, convinced
that the storm waa cniiMsl by tho fact
nun a King a laxly waa ou Utard. cast
tho corpse Into the water lu the dead
of night, and, filling the coiiln with
rubbish, brought It with all pomp and
clrcumstanco to the cathedral. Homo
years ago the dean and chapter re
solved to get at the truth of the story.
Ho they opened the royal tomb nnd
(bo king's lend coiiln. por umi brief
moment dean ami chapter gnxed umiii'
tho kingly lineaments of that monarch
whom Hbaktpearo desorllxm ns "sky
nHitlrlng Hollngbroke." Only for a mo
ment, howovor, its the laxly crumbled
to dust almost at once. Hut Canter
bury now knows lieyoml all doubt that
an Kngllsh king rests within Its walls.
A Dottliln Ihms.
Mra. lUnkln endeared herself to
Hrldgot, tho stout and sentimental
cook, by Interested luqulrlca after
Hrldgefs relntlvcs, and the answer
ho' -received often wommntsnted her
amply for the time alio thus spent.
"Was your cousin Oelln married the
Inst of Juno, as alio expected to be?"
naked Mra. lUnkln on hor roturn to
town ono autumn; and HrldtM'a faco
changed from cheerfulncas to gloom In
"Hho waa not, poor Oellal" alte aald.
mournfully. "Ho was took oft sudden
wld n fever. It wnk to hor a double
loaa. There waa the loss ny tho man,
and (hero was tho loaa ay the ninr
rlngo." flood ndvlco la well otiough In lt
way, but n hungry man can't make a
satisfactory meal of It.
Opportunities are llko fish; the big
ohes always get nwuy,