CBAPTEB XXII. Nlg-hr has quit closed in, night ceptionally wild and violent, when once mure the round of wheel upon the gravel without catches Vera' ear. Perhaps she had been listening for it Is even In a measure prepared for It, but even If so, this does not prevent the sudden agitated change that overspreads her face as she bears It. Her prises quicken unpleasant! and she half rises to her feet. " ' An honr,- two hours, pass, and she Is in her room dressing for dinner, when a servant brings her a note. "I have' tohahk yon for "the kind In vitation which Oriselda gave me. Busi ness matters have compelled me to come here again for the last time to-night; to trespass, for the last time, upon your hospitality. I beg you will not let my presence disturb you; my stay will be so ahort that I dare to hope you will not mark the coming or going." A quick wave of color dyes Vera'a face; she lays the letter with studied slowness upon the table near. "My compliments to Mr. Dysart, and I hope he will dine with me to-night," she says, calmly, but with an unconscious touch of hauteur. How does he dare to treat her like this, to persist in believing or rather, to pretend to believe that his presence Is so distasteful to ber! What Is be to her, one way or the other, that she should care whether he was In her house or out of It? At dinner, however, she will have an opportunity of widening his knowledge somewhat. It will be the simplest thing to let him see how utterly unimportant an Item he Is in the scheme of her exist ence. There Is a brilliant light In her eyes as she turns to receive the woman who has now come back with an answer to her message to Dysart. There Is a timidity In th woman's air that warns her. t "Mr. Dysart's compliments and thanks, madame, but he has already dined In town." "Fasten this bracelet," says Vera, hold ing out her arm. She la aware that the woman Is watching her, curiously If ner vously, and she so moves that the sudden pallor of her face, the sole thing that shows her indignation, shall not Betray her. "That will do; you can go," she says after awhile. She sweeps down stairs almost in the servant's footsteps, and Into the green drawing room, a smaller apartment than the usual recep tion rooms, and now looking delicately coxy beneath the touches of lamps and firelight, and with the perfume of many flowers bauging around it. The wind, the thunder, the lightning, still rage, but the rain has ceased, and 'n the murky heavens above, a pale, sick ly moon is striving feebly to break a way through the dense clouds. Suddenly the door is thrown open by an agitated band, and the woman who had attended her upstairs comes hurriedly, without cere mony, into the room. "Oh, madame, I thought yon would like to know that you should be told" she stops, frightened by the expression on Vera' face. "Well?" says Vera, going a step nearer to her. "There Is a ship In great distress, ma dame somewhere out there," pointing vaguely in the direction of the ocean, "upon the rocks, they sayl There Is scarcely any hope" "But the life-boat?" cried Vera, sharp ly, forgetting everything now but ttis aw ful thought of death and death so near out there upon, those cruel rocks, with the boiling, murderous waves leaping to receive their prey. "Yes, madame, but that accident yes terdayyou will remember it? they say It has disabled six of the men, and it is almost certain death to go at all, and the bands being short, there must be volun teers, and who will risk their lives " the townbred girl stops short with a quiver, and covers ber face with her bands. "Volunteers! Wftere is Mr. Dysart?" cries Vera, suddenly, with prophetic in stinct. "Speak, girl!" turning tiercely on her maid. "Gone down to the beach, madame, to see what can be done." "Gone!" says Vera, slowly, as If dased, aud then again, "gone!" A little convul sive shiver runs through her it Is the final breaking up of any lingering de ceits, any Inst illusions, that she may still have clung to, "Order the carriage," she says, after a minute or two, during which mistress and maid have remained silent. This sudden waking-up has been so -fat a shock that It has killed all Immediate nervousness, She feels chilled, calmed, strengthened. The moon has In a measure conquered the clouds, and now shines out with a pule, watery luster, that rather adds to than takes from the weird wlldness of the night. The thunder still rattles over head, and vivid flashes light the black ness. Here and there, as the carriage nasses by the outskirts of the wood, these Intermittent bursts of light show where a tree has been felled, or the road ripped ud. or a small bridge carried bodily away by the fore of th swollen cur rent underneath. All through the deadly crashing of the storm a booming sound msy be beard at Ions intervals. Half maddened by it. and by that other greater fear. Vera lies back In th carriage, pressing her fin gers now to her ears, now to her throb bing brow, that leeie as ir it were burst Ing. Arrived at the entrance to the village, a drive of about a mile from Qreyeourt, she stops the carriage, and opening the door springs to the ground. A sudden gust of wind psssiug by almost dashes her to the earth, but by a snperhuuisn effort she defies it, and half blinded by the flashing lightning, and bewildered by the -raging storm, she turns aside, and runs panting, struggling, down a side pathway that she knows leads to the beach below. CHAPTER XXIII. The wild scene that meet her sight Itrikes terror to ber heart. The mad roaring of th wave that, mountains high, rush Impetuously Inland to dash themselves to pieces against the granite rocks; the cries of the women; the hoarse calls of the men; the flaming, restless torches that fling a weird light npon the picture; all serve to unnerve her. And now a shout from the beach! dsrk object being dragged forward. valiant cheer, perhaps mesnt to resch those miserable souls hovering on desth i brink, and so give courage to their failing hearts: it is th life-boat, and now , A tall figure ha suddenly become prominent: he seems to tower above all those around him. He la evidently art dressing them with passionste words, and now be springs Into the boat, and with renewed eloquence seems to compel those present to follow him. His voice, la Its vehemence, rises even above the storm. Not that the stricken girl crouching with In the shelter of ber rock needs thst tes timony to know thst It is he whom her soul loveth. Vera staggers to her feet and stare blindly into the semi-darkness. A hearty cry goes up from those crowded together on the beach. The mists have "cleared away from the noon, and she rsa see as well as those esger watcher that the five black apots thst were upon th rig ging are no longer there. They have been successful, then, so far. They hava taken those five half dead creatures Into the blessed lifeboat. Surely, If tbe rescuer could go through such a sea in safety, they can return. A blessed relief comes to ber, so sharp ly, so unpreparedly, that she almost gives way beneath It. The good ship. Indeed, is gone! Where the black, indistinct mass stood a minute since, now all I bare there Is but sea and sky, and the memory f itl But the lifeboat still lives. Every onward dash of the tempestuous waves drives the lifeboat the more sure ly Into shelter, until at last It touches ground. A hundred eager hands are stretched out to prevent the returning wave from carrying it backward, some of tbe men, more adventurous than tbe rest, rush Into the surging tide up to their waists and seize the boat tnd drag it for cibly Into safety. Dysart, springing to land, helps out the rescued men, now exhausted by fear and exposure one of them, indeed, has faint edbut there are kindly arms open to receive them and kindly voices to bid them welcome and to praise tbe God of sea and land for their delivery from death this night. With hurried wave of the hand he turns abruptly away from tbe cheering crowd and the dancing torchlights, and makes his way through the heavy dark ness toward the small pathway that will lead to the road above. Stumbling, un certain, and feeling altogether exhausted, he nevertheless finds it, and puts out his hand to grope for the rock that he knows stands at th right side of It, where the beach commences". "Good heavens, what Is 'bis? He starts violently, and then his finger fast en with almost convulsive energy over the small cold hand that has been thrust Into bis. A sharp little cry breaks through the darkness, and then the cold hand Is hurriedly withdrawn, and two arms are thrown round him, and cling to him with passionate vehemence. "It Is you youl And you are afe! Oh, Seaton! Oh, thank heaven, thank heaven!" Whose voice Is It? Not Vera's? Vera! and yet the clinging arms are warm, liv ing, and genuine; tbe sobbing voice is real; a small disheveled head la very close to him very! What has happened? Has he gone mad? He is ghastly pale, white a the death from which he ha but just now so nar rowly escaped, and across his right tem ple there Is a slight streak of blood, still wet. This adds to his pallor. Vera, see ing it, shudders violently, and Involun tarily, almost unconsciously, lifts her hand, and presses her handkerchief to the wound. "Speak!" stys be, and now the word is command. It rings sharply. There is a very anguish of doubt In hi tone, and hi eyes, burning into hers, are so full of desperate question, that they ut terly unnerve her. Xhe strain of the past terrible hours has been too severe, and now she sinks beneath it. She bursts into tears. "Oh, yes, yes, yes!" she cries, giving him thus vaguely the answer he requires. In a moment his arms are round her, crushing her against his heart To him those Incoherent words are full of sweet est meaning. Yes, she love him. Who shall tell the joy this knowledge brings him joy that is almost pain? Darling, darling! whispers be, softly. And then after a little while, "I am too happy. I do not know what to aay. I cannot speak." And then again, "May kiss you?" He does not wait for permission, but presses his lips to hers dear lips, that kiss him back again, with honest, heart felt gladness. (The end.) THE ELEPHANT'8 LITTLE JOKE. Lively Diversion oa Midway at th Buffalo Exposition. Tbe "Midway" at the Pan-American Exposition In Buffalo was designed es pecially to furnish amusement, and no doubt fulfilled lu purpose admirably. It was not design, however, but acci dent! which was responsible for a fun ny Incident witnessed by some visitors from New York, one of whom tells the story In tbe Sun, We were loitering past tbe animal show when I noticed a queer sort of chair In front of the place. It was of wood, heavy and square, and remark ably wide, and the seat was less than a foot bign. While we wondering what It was for. a baby elephant came out of the men agerie building, and when It reached tbe chair, sat down In It Tbe "barker" also came along and began bis effort to draw a crowd. Just In front of the chair stood group of people discussing the question of where to go next One woman was only a foot or two from the elephant. but all of them were standing wun tbelr backs to the cbalr. and were quite unconscious of any one or any thing near tbem. Tbe elephant seemed to decide on In vestigating the group. Tbe woman had her belt pinned down In the back with a large-headed pin that gleamed temp tingly In young Mr. Elephant's eyes, lie stretched out bis trunk and began fumbling with the pin. The woman felt something and put her band around to see that her belt was In place. Before ber band got there tbe trunk was gone. She satisfi ed herself that ber clothing was secure, and then brought her band back to the front again. Up went tbe trunk for a second attempt The woman was so occupied In the discussion that she was probably only tialf-consclous of being touched, for she did not turn around even then. She merely put ber band back on another reassuring explditlon. which again missed tbe exploring trunk. Once again tbe elephant found the field clear. This time be was surer of bis ground He deftly took the bead of the pin, drew It out. and then swift ly Jabbed it-there Is no other word for It-lnto the woman's back. Scream? Oh, yes. She Jumped about three feet, too. and as she came down she whirled around to see what had struck ber. When she saw that elephant she Jump ed another three feet 1 bave seen the Midway very lively at times, but I IkB) .TOE M M HA TTTTT AMERICA ENGLAND AND JAPAN. E Br V. 3. Seatot Shelby H. CuHosv. ' fcj- 'f3 WSJrTjmlW I M The alliance be- fBMit f if ! I iH-l tween England and Y4fWtuM ( " Japan to protect 'itz!&-$?&L tS?? ) . " the territorial integ- (' vi&iQss& K ... " rity of China and 'ZilL If ; , Core I regard as hn ,i , a formal adoption jZyf-'-K f , ,. - of the policy of the .x itSSlat'!. f . United States in SlSS&V Vv.':' i L - L'ifc .1111 n l r SkNAiOU Cl'LLOU tween Eugland and Japan to protect the territorial integ rity of China nnJ Corea I regard as a formal adoption of the policy of the United States in connection with the eastern question. It is in line with the policy of tbe Unit ed States set forth in the Hay note to tbe powers of June 3, 11KKJ, in which the position of the L'uited states was forth. While we are not permitted under our form of governtneut to form alliances of this kind with foreign powers, we ar permitted to announce our declaration of principles on questions as they arise. If other powers see the wisdom of adopt ing our suggestions and carry out th European custom of forming alliances of offense and defense, that is not our af fair. In the present Instance fears have been entertained that certain powers were looking with lustful eyes upon cer tain territory in. tbe far East. Such a taking over of territory might he Injuri ous to American Interests, commercial and otherwise. At an opportune moment our government took a firm stand In be half of American Interests without vio lating any of tbe fixed principles of diplo matic intercourse, and at the same time maintaining a dignified neutrality The attitude assumed by the United States was right and proper, as subse quent events demonstrated, and now, as a further vindication of our contention, England and Japan have formed a friendly alliance to prevent the division of China by designing powers. We do not propose to interfere or become involv ed In a foreign war, but we reserve the right to assert our rights and see that our Interests are protected. ways a menace. The body needs a pure air bath just as It needs a water bath. Few people understand bow desperately the skin requires ventilation, and many do not expose their entire bodies to the air once from September to June. Iu cold weather the warm tub bath should be used sparingly, and never immediate ly before going outdoors, but a sponge bath followed by vigorous friction, every body should have once a day. Speaking of the sponge bath, I don't mean to nse a sponge; It's a germ and filth carrier. Use yojp hand or a coarse wash rag, and boil the rag afterwards. The thought less uneleanliness of some decent people is entirely beyond comprehension. Laun dry bills will prevent many who are not plutocrats from changing underwear daily, but It at least may be ventilated every twenty-four hours, one uit being aired while the other is worn. Exercise in the open ir, dress sensi bly, eat plenty of plain, wholesome food, don't neglect the water bath or the air bath; sleep enough, don't worry, and ten to one you won't take cold on every slight provocation. CAUGHT IN A STAMPEDE. Champion 8teer-Tyer Take Deeperat - Cbancc for Life. Two years ago, when the cowboys of northeastern Arizona came together to find out who was the "best man" In various ways, James Evaus won the steer-tying championship by roping, tbrowlug and tying a vicious steer In twenty-four seconds. ButMn a receut round-up the champion did a more re markable thing, by which, says the Kansas City Star, he saved bis own and another man's life. While he and some companions were camping for the night on a high tuble laud, which ended a few miles away In an abrupt drop of two hundred feet, a .. t .l.-nnrrti lir. Ill 1 H i IIS zjrAi on. h "t's-r your mother used to make them. herd of fifteen hundred cattle stunt- Another essential Is religion. Religion ' peded In the direction of the precipice, softens and sootles and makes agreeable. Evans and his men mounted hurriedly. It warms the heart and quiets the tongue. aU)j crcine to the front of the mad- For the position of wire ana moiner , dt,ued cattl, tried with whoops and est were they to have divine guidance John said he forgot to kiss Mary uuul after they were married. There are hundreds of men who have worked out of debt, paid for their homes and made money who, if they were to tell the story of their lives, would give tbe credit to the wife who toiled at their side. Oce essential In a good wife ! common sense just plain corHmon sense, and with that she will soon learn not to sew on there is a demand to-day for the best trained women the best college can pro duce. She who is ambitious to be an ideal wife and mother will fit herself for the broadest life possible by a thorough education. AGE OF FRATERNITIES. No Country Fnpports fo Many Pecret Pocl'tle as Onra. Broadly speaking, every seventh man you meet In the United States Is Iden tified with some fraternal organization, for the preservation of whose secrets he has given a solemn oath, a pledge more binding in Its nature than perhaps any other known among men. The above ratio Is not based on a considera tion of the many thousands who are members of the various labor organi sations, though they, to a greater or less extent, are knit together by secret threads; nor about 500,000 of the secret military orders, as the 0. A. R., nor has any account been taken of the many other thousands who are Identi fied with the fraternities of the colleges. It Is far beyond reasonable computa tion to attempt to Indicate tbe amount graft's of money given by these fraternal or ders In a single year In aid of their members. Many of the benefactions do don't think I ever saw anything any funnier than that The elephant? Oh, be never cracked a smile. THE MAIN ISSUE. It Obscured All Other in th Mind of the Patriotic German. Excellent citizen as tbe German be comes In this country, his enthusiasm never flames higher than when he sees some son of the fatherland elevated to an honorable position by the choice of American voters. Matthew P. Brenn, an acute student of politics, gives an amusing account of an honest German Innkeeper, Mr. Wlenheimer, whose In terest In the general election of 1884 was centered In the nomination of on Heldelgraff for alderman of his ward. Mr. Klernan, a gentleman Interested In politics, called one day upon Mr. Weinbelmer In order to discover the trend of the German-American vote. "Well, Mr. Wclmer," said he, "how's the election going?" "Oh. Heldelgraff Is elected sure!" re sponded Weinbelmer, "Yes, but how Is Cleveland running up here?" "Ach, Hlmmel! Mr. Klernan, what's the use? Heldelgraff sure Is elected." Concluding that national and state politics were not within the sphere of Welnhelmer's Interest, Mr. Klernan proceeded to try him on city politics. "Well, Mr. Wlenheimer." said he, "an you thing our candidate for mayor will be elected?" "Now we speaks all day, Mr. Kler nan," responded the Ipjnkeeper. "It's no use at all. Heldelgraff is sure our next alderman." Klernan was at length billing to come down to the district Isiues, and asked: "How will my friend O'Brien, who Is running up here for the assem bly, make out?" "Mr. Klernan," replied Weinbelmer, "no man will beat Heldelgraff. You may take It for sure he will be elect ed." Klernan, now a little nettled, said slowly and with emphasis: "Mr. Wein belmer. Heldelgraff and O'Brien are running together as candidates of the same party, one for alderman and the other for the state assembly. Both are friendly to each other In this election. you understand. Now you say lleldel- all right Will my rrieua O'Brien be all right too?" "Well, Mr. Klernan,' said Weinbel mer, looking pained at bis visitor's want of comperhenslon, "1 tells you as HOW TO AVOID TAKING COLD. By C. C. Sweet, M. D. A cold may be In duced by exposure, over-fatigue, luck of proper and sutll cicut clothing, or lack of nourishing food. Taking cold is mote a mutter of physical condition than of tempera ture; that is why some of the worst colds are contract ed unknowingly and appurently THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS. By Mr a. Jeffcrso Pars. The most favor able mora? educa tion a girl can have is the example of ber mother. If she dally practices truth, justice, sin GEO. P. CROVELL, iSuCreiwor to E. L. Smith, wblUhed Houm In lb valley DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc. This old-established honse wi'l con tinua to pay cash lor all its goods; it pavs no rent; it employs clerk, but does not bave to divide with a partner. All dividends are made with customers in the way ol reasonable price. MRS. DAVIS. I VV vrf Ji 1 try and a Lr , -r , J amassing a THE ART OF MAKING A LIVING. By LouIm r. Pott It may seem queer that a mun of my ability in making money should presume to tell you how to make a living. You might naturally couclude that Mr. Carnegie, who has amassed a fortune of unknown millions, or Mr. Schwab, who has risen to a position which pays a salary of $1,000,000 a year, would be more able to tell bow one can make a living. But that supposition la not altogether true. The man who knows the theory of any practice cannot always carry out his ideas. Now, what is the present state of liv ing in this country? I am not a pessi mist, but I must say that conditions are fearful. A young man who leaves col lege to-day to earn a living has a hard time of it He bus one chance in HO,- 000,000 to become President of the coun- bout as good a chance to become has n little better show of fortune, but the chances are few. It Is all the time said that there is room at the top, and so there Is. The whole society has been divided into two no. c. b.i.i. classesthe great class at the bottom and without cause. Fatigue and a run-down ! the little class at the top. The ordinary condition of the system causes more se-, man has no chance at all. It Is only the revolver-shots to turn them back, In the dense blackness of the night Evans' horse missed his footing and went down In a heap, one leg lu a gopher-hole. The horse of a cowboy named Davis, running close behind, stumbled over Evans' horse, and Da vis, too, came to earth and luy still, unconscious. Fifty yards away came the herd, and a short flash of lightning showed Evaus the situation. The swiftly niov Ing sea of cattle reached oue hundred yards each way. Unable to arouse t . . .. . ... . ,!-, . a cerity, patience, uavis, ana never uuuKiug ui i-nuS fortitude, gentle- bis disabled comrade, Evaus took the ness, a large char- oujy chance ol saving both. He emp Ity for others t)ll(j n(g ow revoiVer and his compan that la, U she j , ,nto tfae centor of the ,erd cut. leads a Christian . .i,. ,. , ., . uu- ling u urvucu iu iue nuui ui S Hi IZZ'X lauTlnter Then throwing the .nanlmnte form of In lengthy lectures. If, added to this, the Davis over his shoulder, be awaited mother has the self-control to notice the his opportunity. child' little fad and fancie and treat As oae of the leaders brushed by, them respectfully, and If the child be al-. Evans, with one movement, put the lowed the largest liberty consistent with bo(Jy Qf Dav)g at.rosg the shoulders of the proper care of her, there will be , little mounted, also. Vainly ers t not daily commit A good exam- ' jumped. With bis legs wrapped tight- pie is the practlcat demonstration or a iy arouna tuo uouy ui urn uwun moral theory, and Is worm more mu jsvaus drove ins spurs ucep m, nu.. the sermonising one can utter. i held himself and Davis in place. Too many mothers forget good manners . ae '0av and in intercourse with their children. They rn,Mv oft thfi herd in the rear. z&JiH -nd veer,n to ,he r,gi,t ,n a fur8 consider nnpardon..de This obviously gallop, carried his riders out of dan Is wrong. The habit of trusting children ger. Then Evans rolled off tbe back to the care of servants in the nursery in 0f his strange rescuer, and a half-hour the formative period of their lives is a jater wnen his cowboys turned the very vicious one, no matter bow trust- ber(j t lhe 0j tne canon, and rode worthy the wrvant. No one ein J... . . . f ,h foreman an(i rja- child that close attention wuica .s nnmn9I,i. prompted by a mother's love. T'j:ZLu:.x K' mnth.r nn .. no tne nreaorui re- iut "- .nonilhilitv of the moral education of with blood. ay exhausted a short dls- her daughter. I confess to Deing unuuie tance away. to irive anv formula for its performance Th. omflt ordered a medal for Evans, except self-abnegation and eternal vigi-, an(1 tj)e gteer bag becn pensioned for lance. Ultra fastiionauie moiuurs u..., . . alfa,fa ln the val Davenport Bros. Ars running their two mills, plsner snd bos Isctury. and cmn OH ordsri tor Lumber Boxes, Wood and Posts rere colds than all the blasts from Medi cine Hat. If a man has pure blood, steady nerves aud a good digestion, low temperature or a slight draught doesn't often affect him unfavorably. The cause of tbe sensations of cold is more often Internal than external, aud those who go shivering about under or dinary circumstances can't remedy mat ters much by putting on an extra supply of heavy clothing. Warm clothing will, of course, help to offset a low tempera ture, but it will not make you warm if there's some internal reasou for the chil liness. Most people wear too much heavy and improper clothing in winter. Many swathe their throats when it's warm stockings they need. Clothing should be warm, but not extremely heavy, and the practically air-tight suitings often worn are an abomination. Under these the skin Is unable to breathe, and when the kin Is out of breath the owner of the skin will be cold if he's clad ln fun a foot thick. A man who seems perfectly well, but who shivers ou slight exposure to cold has something wrong with bis circulation, or his blood is Impoverished by imperfect digestion. Take care of the body and encourage circulation; eat plain, whole some food that will make pure blood, breathe pure air, take plenty of exercise, indulge in frequent bathing and ventila tion of the skin and avoid air-tight clothes as you would the smallpox. While severe draughts are always to be avoided, foul air is worse than draughts; Indeed, If one is in prime con extraordinary man who can get to the top. He must have little regard for any thing save victory. Wages bave fallen during the last thir ty years to an alarming degree. Thirty years ago a stenographer could get $1,- 600 a year readily; now he can get ?-0 a week with difficulty. In other lines of work it is the same story. The rich be come richer and the poor have their wages cut Iu the mining district In Pennsylvania the children, from 0 years of age, begin to pick dirt out of coal. Then they go into the mines and work until they are old men at 45 years. Then they return to the screens and pick dirt with the children of another generation until they die. Their life is void of ail save work I tell you that the people who tell you there is a good chance to make a good living in this country are fools. Now you will say that I am a pessimist, but I aay that I am an optimist, because I see tbe danger. HOW TO CHOOSE A WIFE. By Her. J, W. lauahlla One of the earliest methods of selecting a wife was by barter. Later It was by capture. To day marriage Is supposed to be based on the consent of both parties. Under the blessed in fluence of tne gospel woman stands on an equal plane with man, and her likes and dislikes must be considered THE REGULATOR LINE. ... J . . , .. t n say: l am too ousy 10 oevuie uijku my children." True, perhaps, but why? The child has a natural and first claim to her mother's sedulous attentiou during the formative period of her life, which I think is from birth to the twelfth or fif teenth year of her youth, and the claims of society should be secondary to ims paramount duty. ley. DID THE TIGERS KNOW? Faith ln Trainer Departed When They Baw Him Druuk A really remarkable story of anlma. perception has been contributed to Frank Leslie's Monthly by Frank Bos- tock, who may be considered an au thorlty on wild animals in captivity. . I once had a trainer, Mr. Bostock PUBLICITY A CURE FOR DIVORCE. By Judge Henry Blschott. in,.,. j.nn hA tin rinllht that nnhlldtv would be a strong aid says, an old Irishman who bad served In Impelling a firmer belief in D a British regiment In India, and who the indissolubility of tne mar- tnew the ways of tigers ln every de riaee tie. The tendency of Ui- fI. (n.,ht threp of them to do vorce legislation to-day Is to- wQrk n the arena tban x uave ward lncreas.ug r.i?. , . f, t, ; i:ln..n frtt. liiflwtni fn- .. j " ' :iT ,-. .f S". are have seen him sitting down between constantly being Incorporated Into our two of them at rest times during re Uo notwithstanding that the general hearsals and examining their claws to public sense has been greatly shocked by gee )f any 0f tnem were sore or split the ease with which divorces msy already Any one wno hag evef trle(1 tllRt wtn be obtained. With many it is only a even houge cat kQ0Wg tUat ,t gtrlkeg rntsVfei rute's'uccesstnr the feline nature as an unwarranfab.e Xation for divorce. They are facilitat- familiarity; but they never did more ed, too, by the secrecy with which di- than show their teeth and whine, and vorce litigation is so irequenuy couuuci- tnat nair in piaytiuuesH. ed. I One day the old fellow got very Publicity in all divorce proceeding drUnk. the first time In his life, to my would undoubtedly check their frequen- tnowiedue. Before he was noticed on a wife without making it a matter of se dition ordinary draughts are little to be rions prayer. John B. Gough and Mary (eared, while lack of ventilation is al- Wniteomb were betrothed, but so earu- Cy. It would airecc puuuc aueuuou w the evils of divorce and create a strong feeling against it Sometimes instances occur where the Interests of the children No man should ever think of choosing 1 Justify secret divorce proceedings, but no interest of public policy requires tm, not pome Into consideration In the mak Ing up of reports, and many are the re-1 though we talks all day. It s no use, ult of purely fraternal generosity. ust read to-morrow morning early Some Idea perhaps may be gleaned '. tbe papers yourself, and you will see from one formally announced amount , ure ueiaeigran: is eiecieu aiuermau, which It given every year In benefits of one kind or another money paid 1 the Lion Intelligent? After orolomred experiment. M. for caring for the sick, burying the Hachet-Souplet has reached the con dead, supporting the widows of de- ptn.,m thHt ,hre can lie no doubt that ceased members, and ln sums paid out tne on , tDe pogggggor of reasoning terested to me wiuow oi oeceaseu meujoers m facuitleg- ot coarse this conclusiou the form of Insurance. I u h.i n ..wi-voti not on hvno- These amounts range In size from thM, Amnr the exoerlinenta was $10,000 to $20,000 per annum, to $7,600,- om wnlc,1 took pIace ,t the Museuni 0f 000 for a single organixatlon. Many of ratunil mg,ory, within a stone-throw me organisation pay oui oer fiw of the gtatue of Cbevreul. the scientist centenarian. A lion was presented un- 000 per year ln this way. While It Is difficult to arrive at positive figures Wth a dosed box containing an as to tne amount wnicn nas Deen paia out by the fraternal orders In the SHE IS ONE OF FOUR. A Surviving Widow of the Revolution ary War. The war for American Independence began 123 years ago, and, remarkable as It may seem, the United "States government Is still paying peusions as a result of that struggle. Of course, non of tbe soldiers who participated In the war under George Washington are still alive, but there aurvlv four widows of revo lutionary soldiers, Mit. naj.i.y joMt. aud these aged women draw pensions of $12 per month. These venerable pensioners are Mrs. Rebecca Mayo, Newbern, Va.; Mrs. Bhoda Augusta Thomson, Woodbury, Conn.; Mrs. Mary Snead, rarksley, Va., and Mrs. Nancy Jones, Jonesboro, Tenn. Mrs. Jones has lu- Cougressman Walter a. Brownlow, of Tennessee, and he has undertaken to have the $12 pensions Increased to $25. Mrs. Jones Is the widow of Darling Jones, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. When they were married he was 70 years and she 10. He lived ten years after they were married and their son. William, lives ln Jonesboro. his return to the cage be had gone In with his tigers and fallen In a beap on the floor, Tbe other keepers made several at- tomnts to take bltn out of the cage, The home, which la the unit of the na-; wf i. .. at once annarent that to do tion's strength, should be protected. . mp)int . bitter and bloodv flEnt with the tigers. They guarded blra all United States since their establishment, yet. allowing for the amount paid out In th) year 1800 and not included In the annual reports of the grand secretaries of the various bodies, the enormous to tal of $47o.000.000 has been given by these organizations In beneficences. It should be stated also that this Is ex clusive of the three larger orders, the Masonic, the Odd Fellows, and the Knights of rythlas. As nearly as can be computed, these three orders have paid out In the same line $176,000,000 more, making all told the vast sum of nearly $050,000,000. J panese Clock. Japan Import American springs and rinnAtl.lnn .iliuut t . , .a . TtiA Fl nf ' ' , " iMrs. Jones lives on a liny farm of Ave to determine was whether the animal ' . ,.,t would be smart enough to discover the secret open tbe box and secure the coveted morsel through means of his own. Tbe king of animals did not dis appoint tbe scientist who bad- faith In bis judgment After hesitating a little, the lion raised the Ud of the box with his nose, aud although be went at It at first In the wrong way, he deliberately put tbe box Id tbe proper position, ex actly as man would bave done. It took him exactly three minutes, and written report of tbe occurrence wai signed by the witnesses. Just Enough. "Was there much of a gathering to acres In a three-room cottage nearly forty years ago. She bns a gar fan and a vegetable plot and raises chickens for sale, by which means she manages to eke out ber little Income. My only ambition Is to save money nough to bury me decently and bave a nice tombstone over my husband and myself, she says. Visitors to the section of Tennessee In which she lHes always go to see Mr. Jones, and she has many re quests for her autograph. These she Is compelled to refuse, as she cannot write. She 's nearly 90 years of age. MARCONI'S SIGNALS. large quantity, to light Either way, It seems as If the signals didn't come straight through. They went round the bill. In this case they must somehow bave followed tbe curving earth. But how? Tbe accepted Idea Is that the vibra tions Marconi uses are Just long. In- I visible light waves. And light goes straight Prof. Fleming thinks the waves might bend; or, It may be, tbe upper air, being hlgblv rarlfled, Is also opaque to tbem, like water. This wouiri form a shell round the earth. In which tbe signals might travel anywhere. Would they go clear round? And if they did, would they stop when they got back to where they started, or keep going round and round? Evidently, un til they bad been absorbed by sub stances like the metals. But what be comes of tbe waves then? Do they set up a current of ordinary electricity? If that be true, then they could transmits power. Tber was a Kansas professor named Blake who bad this Idea some years ago. He was quite sure the falls of the Mle could be made to run Lon don, and Niagara to turn corn grinders and run mowing machines out on his native plains. This matter of long-dis tance transmission Is the great electri cal problem of tbe flay, and It may be the Herts waves will bring the solu tion. If they should, coal mines could shut up sbop. Here Is a wide field, and Inasmuch as about every nation In Eu rope has been ahead of us In perfecting the wireless telegraph, this Is a chance to even up. Harper's Weekly. NOW THEY MERELY SPEAK. manufactures c'.ocks so cheaply that see the ship start?" asked Colonel Oar- only the very lowest grades can be Im-1 ter. whose sen ant had been down to ported. Tbe British marquis working before tbe mast baa turned np In St Helena on a sailing ressel plying between En tbe wharf. . "Yes, sah, dey was mons'ou lot eb folks," said AJax, promptly. "And was the crowd tumultuous or gland and Austral:., .carding to th l0.1 tb Cf'2,L it. Helena Guardian. It is the Marquis I "Not 'zactly quiet,- said Ajax. of Graham, eldest aoa and heir of th ! doubtfully, "bul .dey wasn t too mul n,,k. f Montros 21 resr. nf n. ' tuous. san. I shouldn t say; BO, sah. ... a Bnd nut .11 .hont th. n,er. ! dey was Je' about BlultUOU 'BOUgh chant marln and to earn a master' f 'wslon. sah."-Youth's Compan ton. Ever notice that wbeu man asks your judgment be does not accept It? If you are smart you will never b o pollt aa wbea you hava a cUko. certificate. Fir Havana newspapers ad vocal annexation to the United State. Lire only for to-day and you ruin to morrow. Simmons. ta What Manner Did They Come Acroas the Atlantic! How did Marconi's signal come across from Cornwall to the Newfound land shores? There Is a curving hl'.l of water and earth crust 110 miles high In between. Did tbe electric wave go over tbe hill or through It or bow? That Is tbe punle tbe electric world ts bothering ever at the moment Some German experiments seem to Indicate that the wave are absorbed by water as they are by metal. Prof. Fleming. of London, who has done an elaborate work on the scientific sld of tbe sub ject puts the matter a little differently His results would mak water opaqu to the electrical wave, aa It Is, to "Now place your mouth one Inch to night In his drunken slumber. But the the left and repeat 'hello' four tluies," next time he put them to work they the Joker Instructed. balked, and he could neither persuade The response proved excruciatingly nor drive them. funnv to the man at the 'Dhono. and. They bad ceased to trust him, or although they could not bear what the something of that sort, and his useful young lady said, his five companions ness with them was at an end forever, were not devoid of imagination. By this time they were holding tbelr sides. It required such a long time for tbe joker to regain control of his voice that tbe victim bad twice Inquired, Is that all?" before b could say That was Indeed "Judgment fled to brutish beasts." The Trade of Palestine, The account of the trade of Palestine during the year 1000, given In the con- ,.u X , . -k Vt, . ular report recently Issued, Is fairly with your mouth Just abov the ln- ... . ' ' strument pronounce the same word , ' . , . again." This was done. Tbe Joker could keep In no longer. Though beginning to laugh, be man aged to splutter: "Now stand on your head and say 'hello' " With a shout be slapped the ear piece on the book and literally fell Into a chair. The other five screamed. ; Still giggling, the six merry men, a nor the Imports reach tbe level at talned In 1880. Tbe prosperity of tb country depends still, as It always bus done, and most probably alwaya will do, upon the fruits of the earth. Cen turles before the present era, corn and wine and oil were among the chief boons of the "promised land," and though we bear little now of the first, the other two are regaining tbelr an For She Knew All th Tim Who It Was. Half a dozen peron In a big down town office building enjoyed them selves hugely tbe other day at the ex pense of a young lady with whom all of them are well acquainted, and wbo Is located In a room adjoining the one which Is tbe scene of their dally la bors. Tbe leader of tbe als Jokers went to tbe telephone Instrument and called the 'phone In the next room. As was anticipated, the young lady answered. "This la central office." announced the Joker. "W are testing th wire. Will you kindly assist o?" Of course all this was aald in an altered tone of voice. "Certainly." was tbe sweet response. "What shall t dor "Kindly place yonr month about two Inches to tbe right of the Instrument" directed tb Joker, "and aay 'hello' three times at abort Intervals." Tb obl'glng creator at the other end promptly compiled with the re quest Tb Joker waved bla disen gaged hand at bla flv associate and bent doubl la tb effort t repress Ungate. Al..n. pAnt.H,,n Tn molnna tl-hlnh ..... , . . , . i. , viCUl icyiii.uwu. w u..wuu, ..... nine later, proceeuea 10 visn me iiu- , - , . . ., - a. .a alw were valued In ancient days, , K . new fruit has been added the orange, the doorway of her room she turned up , , . . ,. .,io tt n t m. j . ,i , , This. Indeed, and tbe grape, are now her nose disdainfully and remarked. In u ' A . 4 Jj.;.. d.i. . .... ; the most Important products of Pales- k , I . . tine, though tbe exports of the former "Humph; I knew It was you all tb J,, In TRlue I ILL) 6. u" l..a. Aar wam Inffa trO n iruu . . . , a a . I Lit? luai LCVV JcaiBt iaua uiauai.i They speak now as they pass by. but !" ' . ..,', ,, ... . He Wa Not a Socialist. There Is a curious little restaurant In sion is only temporary. Southern Pal estine has always been noted for I Ann street where clerks and office vineyards; It was Judah wbo bouna boys and peddlers discuss business and bla foal to the vine and washed his politics over their frugal luncheon. A clothes In the blood of the grapes. few days ago the collision In tbe New York Central tunnel was under discus sion, and a young Irish peddler was advocating public ownership of rail ways, while a law clerk was defending private ownership. Finally, at a loss for answer to a statement made by the Irishman, the fcm.e- clerk retorted: "Oh, you are a socialist" "Sure an' I'm not" replied tbe Irish man indignantly; "I'm a worklngman.' -New York Post ON BUORT NOTICE. Dalles, Portland & Astoria Navigation Co. COMMENCING JAN. 1. 1902, And continuing nntil March I, 1902, this company will have but one steamer running between The Dalles and Fort- land; leaving The Dalles Monday. Wednesday and Friday, aud Portland Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. STEAMERS Reg-ulator, Dalles Gty, Reliance. WHITE COLLAR LINE. The Dalles-Portland Route Str. "Tahoma," Between PsrtUn. Th Dilltt and Waf Petnts TIM C1BO Leaves Fortlsfl3 Mondsrs, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a m. Arrives Th Dalles, sums dsy, b p. m. leaves ins vanes lUMaays. innrsasys ana Ramnlayi, 7 s. m. Arrival Portland, asm day, 4 p. m. This route bat the grandest scenic attractions on earth. Str. "Bailey Qatzert," Daily Round Trips, except Sunday, TIKI CASD. Leave Portland...? a.m. I Leave Astoria....? a.m. Landing and nftice, toot ol Alder street. Both 'phones, Main SAl, Portland, Or. E. W. CRICHTON, Agent, Portland. JOHN M. F1IXOON, Agent. The Dalles. A. J. TAYLOR, Agent, Astoria. . C. WYATT, gent, Vancouver. WOLFOK1) & WYKKS, Asia., Wbtts Balmoa. R. B. GIL1JRETH, Agent, Lyle, Wash. PRATHER & H EMM AN, Agents at Hood Rlvsr .!lWa. Oregon Shot Line and union Pacific An I'rsjent Case. When the doctors telephone rang late one night he went to tbe Instru ment himself and received an urgent appeal from two fellow practitioners to com down to the club for a quiet Emily, dear," be said, turning to bis wife, "I am called out again, and It appears to be a very serious ise, for there are two doctors already In attend ance." New York Times. Blast Fornacea in Britain. Tbe number of blast furnaces la 'course of erection Dec. 31 In Great I Britain was 70. Of this number 11 were In Scotland, 10 In South Stafford Emphasis Needed. Editor-Look here! In speaking of your opponent's aslnlty yon spell sslo Intty with two s's." Pollnoian-Well, It was a pretty bad . g J(J cleTeland? 8 , n eat Cum. berland, 7 In South Wales and 6 In case. Somervllle Journal. Mar's Girl Frleada. "May says she' afraid b Is going to marry ber for her money." "Poor thing! She must bar beam looking In tb mirror." Philadelphia Bulletin. Mot a oa i la Germany. Th 2.000 iiartuon In Germany ara total abstainers from alcohol, coffea, tea and worldly amusement. Derbyshire. Small Popalatton. Norway's population Is tb smallest In Europe, compared with her area. Each of ber Inhabitants could bar forty acres of land, while tb Briton would have to b content with less than an acre. Doctor ta Germany. To every 100.000 of tbe population of Wbn yon llp and fall, of coarse yoa th German Emplr tber ar on tb bar remark! hew fooUsb you feel J aTrag frty-lght mdical men. Bait lake, Denver, Chicago Ft. Wnrth.Omaha, Portland Biieclal K'aiiaan Citv, si. Special 11:26a. B. l.ntiis,Cbicagoand !. av ta.t. Walla Walla !wls- tpntan loii.8pokana.Min- Portland Flyer neapolls.Rt. Paul, Ply p.m. Dtiluth. Mllwau- ;h)a,av kte.CbicagoaKasI Salt Lake, Denver, Mall snd Ft. Worth. Omaha, at aH a Eiprea Xamas City, St. Sxpraa U:Up. Lmiii,Ca.lcagiid t.42a,nv t tub OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE moat PORTLAND. Ittf.av All tailing data :. a subject to changa For Ban Frsndseo asil every t day Daily Cekrstkls Rltar a.av Ex. Sunday (taaaws. hsasiit Warn. Saturday T istorls and Way Mi wi p. . Landing. :4Se., WlllaaMH ).. :,, sx.Sandaj Oregon City, Hew. Kx. Sunday brg. aalam. Inde pendent 4k Wag landmga. V 0 a. m. wUlaawn and Tsav l:i.a, Toe . Thar. MM Blear. )., W4, and Sal. sad Frt. Oregon City, Par ton, A Way Laad- log. WUhwaett Itvar. pm. -, Thus MM w4, aad SM. Portland to Corral, and Frt. II a Wag Land. tngx. l. P. I part Spaas Eivxa. Le.Lewlstaa tlpartaLwUtoa ax. dally dally tot taw rate sad other Inlormatloa writ ta A. L. CRA10, "va-a Passenger agtst. ParUaat. Oa, "A--. , Jaaat, Hd fctve.