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Coming hack from the small dry goods
store (lint served the government for a
postolllce, John WIckljr, ns everybody
fninlllnrly called the head of the Wlck
ly family, was observed to bo moving
at a significantly rapid Pw, and to
have his head extraordinarily tilj-H l
Mrs. Wlckly, nt the kitchen table Iron
Ins Tory diligently, saw him through the
open window, dumped the smoothing Iron
suddenly nml heavily upon the scorched
section of nn old nnd worn blanket nml
ran through the sitting room iiiul out to
the front door.
"Now what Is It you've got this time.
John 7 Yon needn't try to hide It. 1
know what It Is. sir. I saw you start
out of the postofllee on n trot the, minute
yon broke It open"
'-'Broke open the postofllee, ma? That's
nn Indlctnblo offence. punishable with
fine and imprisonment." called out MN
I.lzxlo Wlckly from her writing table In
the pitting room.
"Walt till I come and Ihix your ears.
MIm Prunes and Miss Prisms. I was
talklnc nbout the letter not the post
office. Of course I mentioned the post
onice. Hut "
"That explanation Is sufficient, ma. I
won't mark you ns low as zero for this:
because I want to let you off lierore you
make a more Inexcusable mistake. What
letter did pa Ret? Suppose you brine
the document In, and left nil discuss It."
"You'd better go on with your writ
ing, my young lady. You're only trylnc
to find some plausible excuse for leaving
off. I know you. Miss. Now, I'll war
rant that you haven't written two pagca
alncc you came In from hoeing the cali
bage. Where is the letter, John? Don't
keep a body waiting all day from her
Ironing. You won't have a clean thing
for to-morrow neither of you. And
preaching at Mount Zlon, too! Itlght
under your noses."
"So the preaching Isn't through the
minister's nose, like It was Sunday be
fore last we can survive its being un
der ours, can't we, pa?"
And Miss Llxxy could he seen through
the "middle door" chuckling In a very
mellow, little good-natured laugh, as she
fiat nt the small waluut writing table in
the light of the west window, away from
the sun, nnd shielded from observation
of the pnsslng public by n dozen train
ings of morning glory vines, now gay
with a profusion of variously tinted flow
ers, too pretty to be also sweet.
"Why, it' n letter from the honora
ble Mr. Bller concerning my my estate,
you know," said Mr. Wlckly, endeavor
ing to put on nn appearand of great un
concern, a If letters of the Import of
this one passed between the honorable
Mr. Bller and himself every day of the
seven on which Uncle Sain carries the
mail about the continent.
"Now, John Wlckly, you know there's
more than that in that letter. Hand it
here, till I read it myself. Don't you ' nt least. And It lias again -doubled In
suppose I could tell by the way youiuluc since the last mortgage, I mean."
truck out for home that there was some-1
thing more than usual In this letter?
Now give it here, and come In till I
And the sturdy Mrs. Wlckly held out
her hard and full-veined right hand In so
Imperious a manner that Mr. John Wlck
ly was constrained to draw. the docu
ment from the pocket of his black alpaca
Rummer coat aud deliver It with a tri
umphant grin Into the hard palm afore
said. "Now then, you read that and see If
It doesn't mean something. Some people
that I am acquainted slightly with have
often exprt-riscd doubts on the subject of
the great Wlckly estates lu England."
Here he leered triumphantly iu the di
rection of the walnut writing table nnd
the morning glory vines that Jut now
began to rustle their greeu gray leaves
In the pralrlo breeze.
"But after one glance at the contents
of this letter. I don't think any person
of mature judgment would "
"Now, pa. you wait till I read It," calls
out Miss Lizzy, laughing still, but not
bo gaily In fact, with just the faintest
sound of vexation iu the laugh or shade
of It upon her fair brow, perhaps. "You
know I alwaya get a different meaning
i. ut of those letters every one of them.
And haven't the meanings that I got out
of them been much more nearly the true
meanings than those that you and ma
got out of them?"
"Why, Liz. that's about the size of It."
said John, sitting down In the doorway
at the feet of his wife, who was already
deep In the mystery of the letter iik to be
(hlivlou to everything else. "You've
been a great deal nearer right about them
than I have been, anyhow. But then it
may be safd in view of this letter that
the others were preliminary. Hereto
fore thij letters hnve been Inquiries Into
family history, the tracing of relutives
nnd relationships, and so on, Bat
"Why. there's to be a great; meeting of
the heirs nt Chicago next Tuesday!"
cried Mrs. Wlckly, lu the greatest burst
"A meeting of the heirs!" exclaimed
Miss Lizzy in amazement, and with real
Interest very plainly depicted upon her
very expressive countenance.
"A meeting of all the heirs," repented
Mr. Wlckly, with that grave judicial and
Impartial nod of the bead which discloses
the entire lack of any merely personal
and selfish interest of the speaker In the
subject matter of the discourse.
'The heirs and their counsel meet
there for the purpose of of what is
the exact language of the letter on that
point. Matt?" said Mr. Wlckly, jerk
ing his wife's apron gently, to call her
back JQ the things of this particular por
tion of the great world "What Is the
exact language of tht letter on that
"Ileh! Why, lemma see! Yes! nero
It is! Tor the purpose of determining
upon the first step to be taken; and If
thought advisable, to select a.nd secure
dome one of the conned tor their heirs
to go direct and at once to England and
make the proper examination of all the
records so as to enable him to see exact
ly what proofs It will be necessary for
them to njnue in oruer 10 uumiu posses
ulon of the property.' There; that's the Didn't be have all that about the abso
exHct language of the letter. And noth-1 luts necessity for physical labor fox r-
it.'iVV - jgE
lug, In my opinion, can be clearer than
thHt." said Mrs. Wlckly. holding the let
tcr in her hand, nnd very manifestly ap
pealing to the young lady nt the table for
continuation of her conclusion.
The young lady nt the table sat ab
sently, and perhaps lazily, drumming
ition her pretty, white front teeth with
the tip of the ebony hnudle of her pen.
"What do you think of It, Lizzy?"
calls out Mr. John Wlckly, without look
ing up, and pretending to occupy himself
In picking a "raveling" off his wife's
blue calico dress.
"I think that means more expense."
finally the young lady spoke, and with
out stopping the tnttoo upon the pretty,
white front teeth. "It means car fare
nnd hotel bills at Chicago. And then It
menus contributions from the heirs to
pay the expenses that the lawyer must
Incur In his trip to lingtaud. How many
uf the heirs are there?"
"(live a guess!" suggested Mr. Wlck
ly, winking at his wife.
"Twenty?" suggested Mtss I.lxxy, look
ing sldewlsc out of the corners of her
large brown eyes.
"Thirteen hundred and eighty-four to
dnte: and some of the back counties to
hear from." said Mr. Wlckly, In a burst
of triumph at this surprising denoue
ment. Thirteen hundred and eighty-four!"
exclaimed both ladles In a breath.
'Thirteen hundred aud eighty-four!"
repeated Sir. Wlckly, by way of empha
sis. "I consider that number an 111 omen,"
said Miss Liny, again drumming upon
the pretty, white front teeth and Open
ing, the large brown eyes nt their widest
in order to see, or not to see, betwecu the
gtccntsh-gray leaves of the morning glory
vines that ambuscade her ns to the pry
ing eyea of the side street and the more
remote curiosity of the front street.
"Why?" asked both her auditors, fac
ing round toward her, and remaining so
in expectation of the somewhat delay!
"Because It's exactly the amount I
gave for the land. And because," she
went on after a slight pause, and wav
ing her ebony batou toward the range
of hilly woodland that from the north
Mid east reached almost to the villa go of
Snndlown, "that is the exact amount of
the two mortgages upon it now."
The daughter resumed the drumming;
nnd the mother, looking aghast at this
evlncldence of ominous circumstances,
cast her eyes down nt her husband.
"Nonsense, Liz," said Mr. Wlckly.
smiling a little, but slightly annoyed, too,
"what can that have to do with It?
That's of no consequence at all. The
land has grown In value on account of
the rie In timber lands everywhere. Of
course you couldn't hnve gotten such nu
amount upon n mortgage If the cash
value of tliu land wasn't twice as much,
"How?" asked the young lady, mean
ing to ask after the particular method
of the increase In value.
"I asked at the bank; and Zell told
me that you could have as much more
upon the land whenever you wanted It."
Mr. Wlckly glanced keenly at hi
daughter, aud saw a gratified smile come
Into her eyes nnd spread swiftly down
to her dimpled cheeks and her red lips.
'Twice thirteen hundred nnd eighty
four nre twenty-seven hundred and sixty
eight. And that means that my land Is
worth more than five thousand. I begin
to feel somewhat like an heiress myself,"
she said smiling. "I guess you will have
to go to Chicago, pa. I won't have to
mortgage my land for that, you know."
Mr. Wlckly drew a long breath of deep
aud satisfying relief, and the thoughtful
puckers at the root of his nose rlppleil
nwuy lu a smile that had the peculiarity
of starting In the region of his eyes.
"And what becomes of the omen of
thirteen hundred and eighty-four, LU?"
He laughed as he got up and stretched
himself as lazy people do, ami then draw
ing dowu ngniu as to his arms, shoulders
nnd head, emitted what might be termed
n notably contented little grunt at the
conclusion of the yawn.
"John de Wlcklif died In 1381," said
the young lady, with due solemnity. "He
was the only member of the Wlcklif fam
ily at all noted, from Its beginning dowu
to myself," We stand as sort of mile
stones along the highway of the Wlcklif
family ho the great John, noted for
peaking and writing original nnd hetero
dox thoughts; and 1 to become noted for
exactly the same things. Now there
must be other likenesses In us. For of
course I don't look like him."
'lM.k like him!" exclaimed Mr. Wlck
ly with a laugh. "I should say not. John
was ns ugly an old mortal ns you'd find
iu a day's ride according to all the
authentic likenesses ot lilm. He must
have had eyes tike yours, Liz! Big round
"Nonsense!" said the young lady, Ir
reverently. "Everybody knows that all
those old paintings from which the en
gravings are made, exaggerated the eyes
ludicrously. Why, they all have eyes
exactly alike, Iook at our presidents,
for instance, Don't you see that nil of
them down to Jackson had those same
big round black eyes, according to the
artist? Maybe that was the one common
trait that made them nil presidents. But
more likely It was the peculiarity of the
artist it was his style In eyes. Isn't
that Mr. Mason yonder, ma? I wonder
if he Is coming here? If he Is, I'm go
ing out in the garden to hoe the beets.
Aud you can tell him that I'm engaged
foi the present."
"Why can't you stay In and entertain
your teacher and monitor, Miss Lizzy?
I don't understand this new departure as
to the garden, John," said Mrsr. Wlck
ly, mischievously. "I used to have all
the hoeing and weeding of the garden to
do until Mr, Mason came here to "board.
And now I declare I hardly know a- gar
den when I see It. I heard him discours
ing to Liz "
"Now, ma!" said the daughter, with a
very pretty frown due to the concentra
tion of purpose In drawing on her gar
dening gloves, perhaps. "Now, ma
erybody, In thus sermons that h
'Through his nose, Lis," suggested Mr,
Wlckly, with a shout ot laughter; bois
terous as n bor's.
"Now don't laugh that way, pn. Of
course ho'll hear you, mid know that
we're making fun uf lilm. And I wouldn't
want to Insult him so grossly."
"Insult him, Indeed! He's entirely too
sMislblo a fellow to be Insulted lu any
such trivial way. What nn everlasting
worker ho Ih That professor, J. Alli
son Huntley, must have nn easy time of
It. 1 can't see what's left for him to do!
This man seems to mannge all the dig
ging, nnd all the gathering up "f fossil,
nml all the writing lu the Held book. Ami
ho curries the surveying apparatus him
self with one rodinnn and one elmlunmu,
I've seen them myself. And I've never
seen Prof. Huntley nt all. Not a glimpse
"Yes! Isn't that queer? None of us
have, seen Prof. Huntley, nlthough ho
has been here since the last of March
the 'Jltli day exactly. I know, because
I made the lettuce bed that day. I sup
pose he feels too high above the Sand-
town people to present himself among
them. 1 should think he'd come to hear
his able assistant, Mr. Mason, preach of
n Sunday, anyhow," put lu Mrs. Wlckly.
with some energy and Indignation.
"Why, ma. he takes the train home
on Saturday motilltig or Friday evening!
Of course he wouldn't care to stay over
Just to hear Mr. Mason preach! Isn't
there all the wise preacher of the great
city for him to pick and choose among?
And Isn't it right, too. for him to put
all the coarse, mechanical work upon his
employes? I don't see why you people
should find so much fault with Prof.
Huntley. I think he's a splendid gentle
nmn. and I am dying to make his ac
quaintance. But I must hurry out. Mr.
Mason Is only across the street."
Shaking her head at her mother, Miss
Lizzy, pulling i the long gloves, and
pulling down thu long suutounet, ran out
Into the garden, cljrping a little frag
ment of a love ditty.
"She won't hear a word against that
Huntley," said Mrs. Wlckly with a laugh.
"I bellcvo the girl's In love with a man
she never saw. So I do."
"Oh, like enough! like enough! She
Isn't in lore with Mason, though! Poor
fellow! I absolutely pity him, Matt. She
teases and worries him to death, when
ever she can bring herself to bear his
society for a minute! Now, she'll him
that garden till high noon if he stays In
thu house that long. I've a mind to send
him Into the garden Just to tease her a
"Better let her have her own way
alout It. If she doesn't like his com
pany, the less she has of It the better
she will be pleased. And I don't want
her to get so she won't speak to him.
For his preaching and example hnve cer
tainly done a great deal In stimulating
her to more persistent work nt her writ
lug. And that pleases me. Besides, lie
has obtained for her the writing up of n
little summer resort pamphlet for some
of the rHllromts, and she Is to get nearly
a hundred dollars for It, Think of that
and other work that It will naturally
bring! That's how she can let you go to
Chicago this lime."
Mr. John gave a low whistle, and mut
terlng something to the effect that he
supposed it was lu reality i rof, Hunt
l.l. l..n i.. - ..I n .i
iff m iiiuiiriiee inni was lining nil uicse
tine tilings for their daughter, turned In
greet Mr. Mason, while Mrs. Wlckly,
declaring all her Irons ire cold, ran back
to the kitchen,
(To be continued.)
I UALLOOMNG AT NIGHT.
"Night ballooning hns n rhurm Unit
U nil Its own," says Monsieur Santos
Dttinont, who hut! plenty of experience
with the ohl-fndhloned spherlcnl bal
loon before ho Invented his iww dirigi
ble nlr Bhlp. "One Is alone- In the
black void, true, in n murky limbo
where one kwiiis to float without
weight, without n surrounding world
n soul freed from the weight of twitter!
Yet now nnd ngniu there are the light
of earth to cheer one. We see n point
of light far ahead. Slowly It expands.
Then where there wns one blaze, there
nre countless bright spot. They run
in linos, with here nml there n brighter
cluster. We know that It Is u city.
"Then again It Is out Into tint lone
laud, with only a faint glow here and
there. Whon tho moon rises we see,
perhaps, u faint curling line nf gray.
It Is n rlvor, with moonlight fulling on
There In n flash upwnnl and n fulut
roar. It U a rullwny Iniln, the locomo
tive lire, maybe, llliiiiilniitliig for u
moment the smoke as It rise.
Thou we throw out more ballast
nml rise through the btuck solitudes of
the eloiiiU Into n soul-liftlug burst of
splendid stnrllglit! There, alone with
the coiistelhitloim. we await the dawn.
And when tho ilinvn comes, rod and
gold anil purple In Its glory, one U al
most loath to seek Uie earth again.
'.Such a picture would almost tempt
the timorous to nn ascent But Its com
panion picture, equally majestic, Is less
Inviting. Ascending once In the gloomy
twilight of n late and lowering after
noon, I had a very different experi
ence "Soon I had eatiso to regret my rah
ness. I wan alone, lost lu tho clouds,
amid flashes of lightning and claps of
thunder, In the approaching ilarkneM
of the night. On, on I went, tearing
through the hluckness. I know that I
must be golnjr at great upeed, yet felt
no motion. I felt myself In great dan
ger, yet the danger was not tangible.
With It there was a fierce kind of Joy.
What shall I say,? How shall I de
scribe It? Up there, In the black soli
tude, amid the lightning flashes and tho
thunderclaps, I was a part of the
Mere woman Is not counted as a per
sonal entity Id the census of 81am, but
the queen appears In blpomors and a
fancy blouse at public receptions.
Klectrlc street cars, controlled by
Danes, run at a fast pace over an
eleven-mile route In and about Bangkok.
OKNKUAL I.KW WALLAOK.
General Lew Wallace, who died recently at his Crawfnrdsvllla (lud)
home, crowded vast activity Into his seventy-eight years of life. Born of
distinguished stock and scorning any schooling, he took up law, Interrupted
It to serve In the Mexican Wur and resumed It when the lighting was over.
Ills history In the Civil War Is one of signal distinction aud his services
as governor of New Mexico and minister lo Turkey are worthy no less
honor. As an author his ability Is beat understood through "llou-llur."
though he wrote several other books of high quality. In hi long Illness lis
showed the superb vitality that animated all his earlier years.
Conquest he Great
Irrluntloii Canal Thronsti Tunnels.
Ail Irrigation cniml which will pass
through three tunnels, the longest of
which Is 1. 100 feet, Is now being nit
In Nevada. The rocky character of
much of the country to bo traversed
necessitated the tunnels.
The caunl Is fed nt Its source by the
Truckoe rlvsr, whence It passes east
t K"jf rj"i
i .i JcJsVy
KMTIUMK TO MOU-roor TIKKKI.
ward 1 1 tnllen to Wadsworth, Nev ,
itinl thenen 18 miles to the great "Or
son Kink," a detiert plain. The canal
will be 23 feet wkle at the Ixittom, K
fet at the top, and 1." feet deep and
will receive 1.400 cubic feet of fresh
mountain water per second.
About '2,1)00 men are employed In
this work, which wilt cost the govern
ment nearly 1,(XX),000. The canal will
open vast areas, hitherto arid nnd
wuste, to Uie homesteader and to agri
culture, and will grently promote In
dustries In contingent tracts.
Desert Tracts Ksst Unlnif.
Irrigation Is ns useful In Nuw York
State farming ns It Is lu tunny places
where It Is supposed to be more appli
cable to the conditions. The now cen
sus bulletin Just Issued states that ar
tlllcliil provision against drought Is
lined In Maine, Massachusetts, Ilhodo
lslnnd, (owiectlfiit, Now York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ala
bamn and Mississippi. Exceptionally
high yields of fruit and vegetables un
reported ns mnde possible by Its use.
Thousands nf miles of canals, says
the bulletin, are distributing water
upon more than 8,000.(vi ncres of land,
producing crops worth $100,000,000 a
The Increase from lfil)0 to 1002 was
JO por cent; fSt.l.COO.001) hns been lu
vested In Irrigation works. Ituunlng
streams provide three-fourths of the
Irrigation now In use, wells and
springs the remainder,
California lends lu cost of Irrigation
works, Utah coming next, The Mor
mons settled lii nn arid tract which
they have niado to blossom like a gar
den by bringing water down from tho
mountains. In Irrigated area Colorado
ranks first. But tho California Irri
gated land averages more valuable and
Is more Intensively worked.
More than 00 per cent of the coun
try's Irrigated farms are In the semi
arid region between Uie Kocklos nnd
the Mississippi, using the headwaters
of the latter stream. Tills take In
part of the "Great American desert"
of old geographies.
The Columbia river basin Is third
In Importance In Irrigation projects. It
alone supplies nearly 20,000 farms
with water, The Colorado river through
much of Its course lies In a canyon so
deep that It cannot bo coaxed out to
work. Only twenty systoms are sup
plied from the main stream, Systems
lieadlng near Yuma, Ariz., are turning
desert lands Into a region of marvelous
Not until 1807 was Irrigation applied
'ZsLLLLLLH Jc Jt m Ai m
AUTHOR IS DEAD.
to coast lands In tho Southern States
supposed before then to be suitable for
pnstumge only. Now they are produc
ing big crops nf rlcs umiu thousand
of acres, American rice l a crop
with a vast future.
Texas and Arizona are curiously
handicapped as to Irrigation by the
present treaty with Mexico which for
bids the Impounding of any part of the
waters of tho Itto C! rands. Probably
lu the future there will be no difficul
ty In arranging this matter Streams
subject to sudden floods, like the Itto
Craiidn and the Mississippi, are Im
proved by the construction of head
water storage systems. These tend lo
diminish floods, Kxtremn low water
Is also Indirectly minimized by head
water Impounding, Haiti tends to In
cntaao In frequency In the dry season
upon lands abundantly supplied with
water from reservoirs, Uvapornllon
cools the air ami promotes rain.
Sir Henry Hawkins, a brilliant ad
vocatn and one of Knglanrt's greatest
criminal Judges, expressed the follow
ing opinion In his "ItemtnUcencss";
"Let me say a word slout circum
stantial evidence. Some wrttsr have
spoken of It as a kind of 'dangerous
Innovation' In our criminal procedure,
It la almost the only evidence that Is
obtainable lu all great crimes and It Is
the best and most reliable. I liars
witnessed many great trials for mur
der, but do not remember one where
there wss an tyewllivess to the deed
How Is It possible, then, to bring home
the charge to tht culprit unless you
rely on circumstantial evidence?
"Clrcuuuttantlal evidence la Uie evi
dence of rlrcumstnnces facts that
M-nk for themselves and that cannot
be contradicted. Circumstances have
no motive to deceive, while human tes
tlmoiiy la too often the product of ev
ery kind of motlte"
LEADER Of RUSSMN HEVOIUTIOMSIS.
Father Oopou Is the priest lender of
the Russian people In thoir elTort to
obtain a constitutional government.
He headed the crowd of llusslans Uiat
sought to enter tho Narva gate aud
reach tho palace square In St. Peters
burg, where he hoped to give the Czar
a peUtion for a constitution. Cossacks
shot down hi followers, but spared
the priest, who escaped ami disap
peared from public sight.
Gopon Is the son of a peasant, As a
youUi he served as a swineherd, but
later wis sent to a Poltava school,
whence ho Is reported to have been
expelled for ultra-soolallsUa views.
Later, howovcr, ho wa'i) admitted to Uie
priesthood under certain restrictions.
Ills face Is alleged to rosomblo Uiat of
a mystic, and he Is said to possess a
wonderful voice. HI power over hi
follower among thu workmen is
After a woman says "thero's no use
talking" sbo keep right on.
jmaauat os3lsjaalSSB' M C'
CMIUln IN OWCDEN.
Teiiipernry Abdication or Kln n.rsr
Mar II Movereluu'" ' Public Act,
llio teuiM)iiiry abdication of (n
Oscar In fiivitr of the Crown Prlne
(lustavo glvea Sweden two kings In.
fact olio nlalliiilwl, the other regent,
Several Mini's (Knr lias Vmn till,
ns the law requires the king shall,
when liirtipncltated. lVieli Hum hn h,
litkon up Ihe scepter ngnln, But 0cr
is old and feeble a sick limn It would
not surprise his world If hu uurrr
Tim crown prlnco Is Oscar's eldnt
sou, Ho was Isirn Juno 10, iwm, nn'
Is n strung, hiMlthy, sensible, cnpiihU;
initii, not well beloved by Ills peopls.
Ho whs married In lHHt to Princes,
Victoria of linden, and they linm Hire
ki.xo oxAti or swr.DK.
out. The eldest or tliese is ifie lielr
apparent, Prince (lustavii Adolphm,
who will become crown prince on (
car's death. He Is Vi year old and
more popular than his f .it her
The union of Norway and Sweden
tistk plscc In INI I. By the treaty of
Kiel, Jan It of that ymr, Norway was
ceded to the King of Sweden A char
ter was established and till pro hied
that the fundamental law was the Ir
revocable union of the two nation
Iteceutly there baa brwu talk of a
separation, and It Is probable that
car felt the need of a younger mind
ami a stronger hand to deal with lh
political crisis that seems IiiiiiiIiwmiL
Her aiv some facts atmitt the country:
Population of Sweilen. &,U8.&7,J
Population of Narwny. S'JKMsri
Arm of Sweden, I7S"U square
Area of Norway. I'JI.MO square
Total populatiiXl, 7,1.1S,?Ht
Total arm, !i7,Ml square mile,
Population by race, W per rent
Population by religion, US per rent
HducnUon. less than I per cent Illit
Chief Industrie, agriculture, mining,
fisheries, commerce, Umber, manufac
ture. A TUNNEL GUARD OS THE
The cut shows n tunnel on the mw
railway which the Kusslau gncru
incut lias constructed around Inka
Baikal, a point on Its Trans Siberian
line. The lake has been a great ob
stacle to navigation, making a serious
break In Ihe rout to Manchuria and
having to be crossed by boats In sum
mer ami by a temporary railway laid
on tho Ice In winter. The new road
around (he lake, M miles In length,
ha been built at great expense, hav
ing IIH tunnels and l.'l covered gal
leries. At the entrance and exit of
every tunnel am guards who nre on
duty night and day. Posts tiro estab
lished at suitable distances.
In Pastel Colors,
Suavity of Hun ami delicacy of tint
characterize Ihe art of advertising In
"Our silks aud satins are as soft as
Ihe cheeks of.a pretty woman, as beau
tiful as a rainbow," announce ouo pro
"Our parcels nre packed with as
much care a a young married woman
takes of her huhaud," says another
"Our wrapping paper Is n strong
the hldo of an elephant, (lood for
warded with the speed of a cannon
ball," boasts another merchant of Ihs
"hustler" type, oriental variety,
An "Auld Mclit."
Scotch humor burns low In Ih
church, but It I never wholly extin
guished. "Weel, friends," said tho mltilwlcr l
hta congregation, "the kirk Is urgently
In need of siller, nml as wo hnvo failed
to get money honestly-, wo will hovo to
soe what n baaar will do for us."
We hnve noticed that when we find
a really good country sausage nn lm
ItaUou soon appears Unit la Just
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