9 mmm t A Tala cf the Early Settlers nf Louisiana. I BY AUSTIN C. BURDICK CHAPTER IX. Far away, in the depths of the forest, where a deep river ran, and where the cypress trees grew thick and tall, a party of Indians sat down to rest. - Only ten red men ara here upon the edge of the cypress swamp, and eight of theiu repose themselves to sleep, while the other two keep watch. It Is near noon, for the sun has almost reached its highest point, and these men have been upon the trail since early last evening. But these Chlckasaws are not alone. Close by the side of a hugecypress log, one end of which is bedded In the swamp, lies the form of a child of the pale faces. The hands and the feet are bound, and a cord from the lashings of the hands leads along the ground, and is clutched by one of the sleeping Indians. In those fair features, now shaded by the large log, there Is something of the look of Louis St. Julien; but even now the flesh seems sunken, and the beholder would think that many days, instead of only few hours, of suffering had rested wi. h ln that frame. Thus the party rested until nearly four o'clock, and then one of the Indians, who had been placed a little way up the riv er to watch, gave a low, shrill whlstls, and on the instant the whole party were' upon their feet, and had seized their arms. On the next instnnt, a crashing of the bushes was heard at no great dis tance, and not long afterwards, a party of six Indians made their appearance. He who led the newcomers was very tall and athletic. It was the Natehes war rior, Stung Serpent. The stout chieftain spoke not until he had seen the pale youth who still slept by the cypress log, and then a grunt of sat isfaction escaped from his lips. He spoke with the chief of the Chlckasaws for some time in his own strange tongue, and then he turned to where the youth slept, and awoke him. The sleeper started up, and with a look of terror, gazed around. "Where is is where is my sister?" he asked, in a low, thrilling tone. "She has gone on further south while you slept," answered Stung Serpent. "But the daughter of the white man is safe. No harm can come to her, for her life Is precious. But you cannot go to her now. You must go with the Stung Ser pent to the village of the White Apple. Wljat can Louis St. Julien fear from his brother" The youth gassed into the face" of the powerful Natchez, and for awhile he was utterly unable to speak. At that moment a hundred various thoughts and emotions flew wildly through his mind. He saw his father and St. Denis still searching for the hiders, and he heard their notes of alarm, and saw their tears of grief. Then he ran over the fearful Journey through the deep forest, and he wondered ,why he was thus separated from his mate. , "Can I not go with my sister?" he at length asked. "No," was the answer. "And why may we not be together?" 0 ."Because It is impossible. Kemember, the Stting Serpent has spoken." This was pronounced in a slow, mean ing tone, and Louis St. Julien knew enough of the Indian character to know that no appeal would m6ve his captors from such a purpose. He looked around once more, and when he saw that half of the Chlckasaws were gone, he knew that his companion had gone with them. In the meantime, Stung Serpent was performing a work that startled the pris oner not a little. After he had given his last answer to Louis, he-irpproaehcd the Chickasaw chief, and gave to him a heavy purse. The latter too it and emp tied Its contents Into his broad palm, and Louis saw that it was gold. The Chickasaw's eyes sparkled as thpy rested Upon the coin. Louis clasped his hands for they were free now and his frame shook as his former doubts grew to con firmations. Who could have placed that gold in the hands of the Natchez war rior? To be sure, there was a French fort near the Natches villages; but then Louis ktew that they had no gold to pare there. Thankful must the Indian be who could get oven a few pieces of itver from the people of Fort Rosalie. Then who could have paid this gold but Simon Lobois? Tile thought came, and It was fixed. Th prisoner's head was bowed, and when again he looked up, there was a shade of determination upon tht finely chiseled features that contrast ed strangely with the fear marks that had before rested there. He folded his hands upon his bosom, and for a single instint his eyes were turned heavenward. With a satisfied look, the Chickasaw a&r emptied the money back into the purse, and having placed it in his bosom, be turnad a his followers and gave the signal for starting. They quickly gath ered up their arms, and in a few mo ments mors they were lost to sight' in the thick wood. "Now," said Stung Serpent, turning t his prisoner, "we will be on our wa; to our home in the domain of the Nat ches. Can you walk?" "Yes; but I am weak now, and shall hardly be able to keep pice with yon if yoa flurrr." "The white youth speaks calmly for on In distress," pursued the chief, look ing bis prisoner sharply in the ey. "Perhaps he thinks be shall escape." "If I speak calmly," returned the yuth, "it is because I hope you mean me no harm." "Ugh!" That was all the answer gtuo? Serpent returned upon that subject. Ia momeat tftura he took the prisoner's band and gaied upon It "I did not tell the Chickasaw that it was yen who slew bis peopV the Nat rhes cald. Lonls trembled. "For if I had, I should not have found yea alive, having one passed through his hands. You have a small white hand for a warrior such as yon have pruTid yourself to be." And Stung Serpent laid bis own huge hand by the side of hU prisoner's, that making the youth's deli cate limb appear smaller by the contrast than it really was. And then, with a simile, he continued: "While you live, we'll throw away your French nam, an 1 henceforth then shalt be called While Hand. Eh hew docs that sound?" But the prisoner did not reply Imme diately, for this last remark was at the one that chained bis UUBti. "While you liver were the words that ann led la bis ears, sod started his feura. Th y were spokea in a tone and with pent liar empbarj which seemed to nieaa something, and if they had a meaning beyeod the mere chance of natural cause nd effect, thcti sarely ail was not meant well for hia. But he did nor speak his (Vara "Eh? Does not the son of tie whit chief like his name?" -: "Yea-yes." The other Indians had stood near at band, and as they heard the name thus bestowed, they smiled, and -repeated' it several times. In a little while longer the party prepared for the tramp and set out. For a distance of some miles they followed the stream to the north ward and eastward, and finally they left the rivet''" ind struck into a narrow, du bious trJil. It was dark when Stung Serpent gave the order to stop. They bad reached a small lake, or deep bayou, upon one hand of which arose a steep bluff, directly beneath which they halt ed. White Hand saw that some one had topped here before, for the traces of a fire were plainly visible against the face of the rock, and at he walked over the spot beneath it he could feel the dry coals. A fire was soon built, and then one of the party produced some dried venison, and some sort of esculent root that resembled the common artichoke. The prisoner was hungry, and be ate heartily, and then he was allowed to lie down and sleep, Stung Serpent having taken the precaution to secure his handa so that he eould not move them with out disturbing him. When White Hand was aroused he started quickly up, and at first he thought the day had dawned, but as soon as his senses were fairly at work he found it was the moon that gave so much light. He was informed that the party were now to start on, and he was soon ready. The moon was nearly at its senlth, and he judged that it could net be much past midnight. For two or three hours the trail waa dubious and difficult. It lay through a deep growth of oak, and the ground was uneven, and In some places wet and boggy from tht late rains. In the morning they stopped for breakfast. During the forenoon a deer was shot, from which they took. the skin and as much of the meat as they want ed; so at noon they built a fire and had some venison steak; only White Hand would have liked it much better could he have had a little salt with his meat. Another night came, and again the youth slept with his hands confined; and this time he was allowed to sleep until morning. Another meal f-om the fresh deer meat was made, and then the trail was resumed. During the next day the prisoner came several times near failing for want of strength, for however strong may have been his close-knit frame, he was not used to this kind of labor. How ever, the Indians helped him some, and he managed to move along without much show of pain or complaint. He knew that if he would expect kind treatment at the hands of his captors he must be sav ing of complaint and trouble, and he re solved that he would stand up under the trial as unflinchingly as possible. When they had stoppN for the night again he asked his captor how much further they bad to travel. "Not much," Stung Serpent replied. "One more day will bring us to the vil lage where we are to stop. Does it please the White Hand, eh?" "It will surely please me to rest, for I am weary and faint, and had we much further to travel I fear I should be a bur den to you." The Indian shrugged his Bhoulders, but made no further reply, and shortly af terwards White Hand lay down to sleep. In the morning they were once more in motion, and before' noon they struck into a broader trail that gave evidence of much travel. The sun was some two hours high when they reached the top of a gentle eminence, and upon looking down into the valley beyond, White Hand saw quite a village of Notches huts. There were Some fifty or sixty" dwellings, built in a sortof circle, while within this circle stood four buildings of 'larger di mensions. "Does the White Hand see yonder vil lage?" asked Stung Serpent, as the par ty stopped upon the hilltop. The prisoner answered in the affirma tive. "That is the village of the White Ap ple, the home of the bravest warriors of the Natchez, and the abode of peace There lives my brother the Great Sun. and the chief of all our people. That is his dwelling next to the temple. But does the White Hand see where those trees seem to break away, as though the fire had run through the deep forest op. a wide trail? Look away towards the setting sun. Do you mark it?" "Yes," replied the youth, looking la the direction pointed out. "There travels the great Father of Waters in his way to the great sail lake. And do you mark that point? Ah! you can see a piece of cloth fluttering in the breeze. Do you not see? away off there? like a rag playing in the wind?" White Hand looked, and he saw what his guide had pointed out. It was just visible over the intervening tree tops. "I see It," he said. "That is the villnge of the white man. He has built a fort there, and he calls it Rosalie. They tell me 'tis called so from a woman's name. Is It so?" "It is." The Indian watched his prisoner with a keen glance while speaking of the fort, and a simple "ugkj" was his only reply to the youth's last answer. In a short time they started down the hill, and just as the sua was sinking from sight they reached the village. The mca and children came flocking out, and while Stung Serpent was received with lively demonstrations of joy, looks of the most eager curiosity were fixed upon White Hand. But his captor did not stop to exhibit him. lie pursued his way at once to a long, narrow building near the tem ple, the walls of which were formed of close-fitting timbers driven into the ground, while the door, which swung to and fro on wooden hinges, was uncom monly stout and strong, being formed of a succession of hewn logs secured to gether by cross-bars, to which each up right piec was pinned. This doof was opened, and the youth was led In, and with the simple remark that ha would remain there for the night ha was left to himself. As soon as the heavy door waa closed upon him the prisoner gazed about A littl light came to the place through the small belfs in the wail near the roof, and by this means be could see somewhat of the nature of bis prison, for that this was a prison, and built for such, he bad no doubt. The only floor was the earth, Ad that must also serve for cbslr, bed and taLlf, for nothing save the bare walls sad t1 naked earth met his gaze. He soon satisfied hiic'elf that he should naves escape from this plant fcy force, and he sootf threw nil worn and wear? frame upon the ground. o the course of' half an hour to door was opened and Stung Serpent entered aad act dow a wooden tray and an eartbea drinking cup. and without speaking be retired. The youth found the contents of the tray to be boil ed wo, and the cup was filled with wat er, lie ik a little and drank a little, and again ha lay himself down upon the hard earth. CHAPTKR X. Ponoe time during the night. White Hand vum moved by strange dreams. Once he dreamed that Stung Serpent came to him ' kIM biio. Then the stout Indian seized him. and la the struggle that ensued, his raptor turned ittlo a dragn, and blew fire from his mouth. Thus the prisoner was set on fire, and M the flames began to garner snoot tae dreamer he started np m auriBui. sharp cry escaped from hia lips, for a glare of flame was really flashing In hit eyes. He would have started to his feet but a light hand held him down "Let the White Hand not fear," pro nounced a soft, sweet voice, in gentle tones, "for Coqualla means him no ha rip The youth gazed up, and he saw an Indian girl standing over him with a small torch In her hand. She was a beautiful creature for one so dusky u hue, and the sweef smile that rested up on her lips was peculiarly gratefu to the prisoner. As soon as ahe saw that she had quieted his fears, her band and stepped back. And now White Hand had more opportunity to . oi vnmiff not more .survey ner. du - , , than shrteen-very slim and straight, and Jithe as the willow orancu. tures were faultlessly regular, and her , vi. .b -,! hrilllant Til eyes large, wn ------ v.f,v Louth had seen many of, the Natche. women, but never one Uk. this before. if ... . , i . ...ii. inma tn Dial and tne tnougn ;"r:.00, (or l tnat sne was one m - : . E'-ll other, were bent and hardened by 6 work nd drudgery ( . xou ao noi im" - - . - - . . '.upon him with a look In which i taqu II itiveness was about equally blended itn ia warmer feeling. "No-O no. Why should I fear one flike ,ou?" . ' . , "I knew not but tnai my - . . tnm vmir ffOOQ. t disturb you. nui i cn" - I knew my father had brougnt a pi er from among the sons of the whites men." t "Your father? Is the Stung Serpent, then, your father?" ' "Yes." . ' ' "And your name" "Is CoQualla." . "And you are the next heir to the throne of the Natchez?" "Next after my father." "I have heard of you often." But the princess did not seem at all anxious to know what the youth had heard of her. She remained for some moments in silence, and during that time she seemed to be studying every line of the prisoner's face. "The White Hand is not a great man in bulk," she at length said, thoughtful ly; "but yet he must be a brave man, for my father says he slew six of the Chick asaw warriors." "Not alone, Coqualla. Hia friend was with him." "So my father said. And yet you must be brave; and so I would save you." "Save me?" uttered the youth, starting now to his feet " sh! Speak not too loud, for no one knows that I am here. I would sava you" "But what danger threatens me?" "I cannot tell you surely; but yet I think I can save you. If you have any thing to feais it must be from my father. Therefore, promise him whatever he may ask. If he means you ill, that ill will be death, and if he offers you life, you must accept it I have come to assure you that he never speaks Idly. If he makes you an offer he means it, and you must speak truth with him." iTo be continued.) WHAT TRADE-MARKS COST. They Are Cheaper Here than In Many Ott er Countries of the World. The registration of trade-marks baa become a necessity of late years, for unless an article of merit la protected by such means or by letters patent It la sure to be Imitated by some un Bcrupuloua person. It la only within a few years, however, that the question of protecting trade-marks baa assumed grave Importance. This is due to the enormous increase In advertising of health foods, cereals, patent medicines and athletic novelties. The tariff of charges for registering trade-marks in the various countries seems In aome in stances to be based upon the Idea that authorized labels and the like are as much a luxury as a coach and four. In Zululund, Feru, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Granada the tariff fixed by law for each trade-marjc Is $145 in gold, the highest on the entire list. in this country trade-marks are filed with the patent office, and the price for reentering one is $50, which is the low est rate charged anywhere. Canada charges $00 for a general" or a special trade-mark. There are some countries of Kurone that demand $100 for reg lsterlng a trade-mark, but In Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France and Spain the fee In each case Is $75. This Is the Fate asked In the majority of the Enelish colonies, Including New South Wales and New Zealand, but In Cape Colony It Is $115, and in South Amca 1135. The latter price Is also demanded in Costa Rica. Some of the bargain counter sales of registry for trade marks are obtainable lu the Leeward Islands, Jamaica, British Guiana, Mau ritius. Argentine Republic, Bolivia Chill, Guatemala, Sierra Leone and Bulgaria, each of which charges $115 Little Venezuela Is content with $100 for the privilege of recording the exist ence of a ca tent label There are thousands of trade-marks that ape never heard of by the great masses, because they are not properly advertised. The majority of trader mark lawyers reallM big profits light ing Infringements of private marks rather than In registering new ones". One of them has Just settled a case thtnt was in the courts for four years. The single word "favorite" was at Issue, and the courts have decided that there Is no exclusive proprietary right lu the word as a trade-mark. One of the most successful lawyers, who rep resents the Interests of a big cereal firm and cracker establishment as well, says that It eonii more than $15,000 annually to protect bU clients from those who twist the namca of brands In eveTy conceivable way. Grim Humor. "Do you wish your missionary steak rare or well done?" asked the most high chef, with an obeisance. "What was the rlctim's occupation. In life?" replied the cannibal chief, wearily. "He was a collector, your majesty," resiHindxd the chef. ."Well dun.-? opcluded the chief, who enjoyed bis own Jot hugely. The court attendants broke Into a labored guffaw, for wbxyex did not laugh did not live. Ohio State Journal. He Wanted to Know. Minister (to Sunday cyclist) Toung xpn, yon are on the path to perdition. CyeiilirThat.ol How are the roads? San Franctsce Examiner. There are ordinarily from thirty to forty varieties of fish In the Honoluln market A large percentage of th. native make their living by fisblcg. Ifeyfe? . : fci2- J OPINIONS OF G7EAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS Will the Panama Canal Pay? AN attempt has been made by Colonel George F.arl Church, In the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in London, to show that the Panama Canal will not pay. He begins by asserting that the pro jected waterway could not hope commerce now passing between Europe, on the one nana, and Asia and Africa on the other. The figures seem con clusive on this point. The distance from the English sea Dort rivmouth to Yokohama in Japan Is 1,725 miles less by Sue than by Tanama. Kven by the way of the Cape of Good Hope, Plymouth is nearer to Shanghai by 745 miles than It would be by a Tanama canal. As regards the trade between Europe and Australia, there is a slight difference In favor of Panama on some of the routes, but this, accord ing to Colonel Church, would be more than counterbalanced bv the canal tolls. With reference to South America, we are reminded that part of its freight traffic comes from the nitrate deposits of Chile. It is, In the first place, uncertain how long the nitrate traffic will last, owing to the doubt concerning the depth of the deposits; and, even as things are now, It is questionable whether the nitrate trade, more tnan tntee fourths of which goes on Sailing vessels, would take the Tanania route, owing to the fact that an extensive region of calms adjoins the western terminus. The value of the trade of our own Taclflc slope is not disputed by Colonel Church, bat he believes that the greater part of It will con tinue to be conveyed across the continent by rail. "There Is no doubt that our transcontinental railways have super seded the Cape Horn route, which used to employ a huge fleet of cllpper-shlps, and they have practically absorbed the trade which used to cross the Isthmus by the Panama Railroad. In 1809 the traffic between New York and San Francisco via the Panama Railway was valued at $70, 000.000, but ten years later It had shrunk to less than $5,000,000.- Uarper'i Weekly. New Names for Old Vices. THE tendency of the age Is to find excuses; to per suade ourselves that an action which at first sight looks detestably bad Is In reality not one which the communlty'ought to punish severely and swiftly, but : one for which we should try. to find "extenuating circumstances;" to persuade ourselves, In fact, that black Is seldom anything more than at worst dark gray, and that In some cases It Is white to all intents and purposes. If a financier organizes a gigantic swindle, or a clever woman ruins a hundred men, no vindictive punishment follows; It Is decided to be inconvenient to prosecute, or men find themselves laughing that there are still so many fools in the world. If a woman kills her paramour, or a man in a passion stabs a nagging wife, the first thought may be of the rope, but the second Is of a petition to the Home Secre tary. Last, if the marriage tie Is broken especially in high places there Is an Immediate tendency to invest with a mist of romance and pretext finding what Is nothing better ("than weakness and vulgarity. Is the bad? If the people decide that they are only going to hang men and old or ugly women, you come perilously near the doctrine that before a woman commits a murder she must look In the glass. Murder and swindling are ugly words, but no nation has ever been, or ever will be, the better for using pleasanter synonyms for crime. London Spectator. Railroad Accidents and Their Causes. DURINO the past year on all the railroads of the United States. 167 persons-were killed in railroad accidents (collisions, derailments, boiler explosions, etc.) and 3,580 passpngers were Injured. During the same period on British roads not a single passenger was killed and only 470 were Injured In railroad accident. If It be argued that we have nearly 200,000 miles of track In this country as against 22,000 In Great Britain, it must be answered that the liability to railroad accidents In-' creases with the density of traffic. That Is to say, the risks of collision, etc., are greater the greater the number of ESCAPED A SPY'S FATE. Georgia Congressman Had a lose Call for Ilia Life In War Times. One of the most popular members of Congress Is Representative Lfvlngston, of Georgia, a former Confederate sol dier who was thorr o u g h I y "recon structed" soon aft er the last gun of the conflict had been fired, writes a Washington cor respondent II e was telling, In the A pproprlaticug Committee room at the Cnpltol, the story of his nur- Hfc.fjviMMTO?. to,' escape frotn Yankep soldiers during operations at Atlapta, He and a Texas scout were sent on a perilous mission tq citizens' clothes, "J. knew every path leading to the city and the streets as well as I did the hog paths around my own farm, and General Hardee directed me to ascertain Information about the en emy, which I believed I could do from a woman living In the city," sand Mr. Livingston. "We rode up to the back gate, but to our astonishment the Yankees were In her house. I sprang back Into my paddle and we galloped away, the Yan kees )bj after us. ' Years afterward, the late General ppgswell, of Massa1 cbusetta, and I met here in "his cguir mlttee room, and I happened to learn that he was the military commander at Atlanta at that time. Then I told him my story. "When I finished telling it General Coggswell put bis arm on my shoul der and said: " 'Let us be friends through life. I am mighty glad the boys did not catch you. As a soldier, you know vwhat 'jvdnld have been your fate under the circumstances, apij we never would have met under such delightful condi tions.' , "From that day until bli death Gen? eral Coggswell and myself were as fast friends as any two men who ever wore the blue and the gray. I was one of his pallbearers and saw him laid to rest among the people be served so well." Congressman Livingston comes of good fighting stock, bis grandfather, who was born In Ireland, having served under Washington la the revo lutionary war. Before entering publfc life be followed the pursuits of a farm er ajjd was rice president and presi dent reiitlely for eleven and four years of the jicarg! State Alliance. For many years he has been a power In the Democratic politics of Georgia. He was elected to the Fifty-second Congress and has sat In that body ever since. Blander of Public Speaker. Others beside Irishmen blunder when Unexpected demands are made upon -. , 7 to gain any of the the west coast of the most valuable tendency good or them. A well-known public man was (lately assured by the chairman that .the assembly welcomed him "with no ! unfeigned pleasure," at which the vls- j itor ivas so embarrassed as to soy, '1 I'm always glad to be here or any where else.'' t was an English May or who ordered an (nterrupter to sit down and gq out, A suburban speak er suggested that the pending propo sition "be postponed to the future--or , some other time." The recent ap pointment by a Midland authority of a I lady as medical officer brought a pro test "against women becoming medi cal men;" which reminds one of the convening of a meeting of "womeu of every clnss regardless of sex or con dition." Sir Francis Scott, who com- 1 ui nn (led the late expedition In Ashan- tee, In subsequently reviewing bis troops, said that !'lf there batj been any fighting there, would have been absent faces here to-day." This re minds one of tl)e scantily attended meeting at which we heard the chair man say, "I am sorry to see so many absent faces here.' THE OLD WOOD FIRE. How It Waa Bnilt and Kept Alive by an Expert. After the evening chores were done my father would appear In the door way with the big black log coated with snow, often of ampler girth than himself, and fully breast-high to him as' he held It- upright, canting In one way Bd another, and walking bel fore him on Us wedge-shaped end. He would perhaps stand It against the chimney while be took a breathing spell and planned bis campaign. Then, the andirons hauled forward on the hearth, and the bed of half-burnt brands and live coals raked open, the Icy log was walked Into the chimney, where a skillful turn would lay It over, hissing and steaming. In its lnlr of hot embers, says a writer In the Atlantic Monthly. It seemed a thing alive', and Its vehement sputtering and protesting made' a dramatic momenf for at least on small spectator. The stout shove) aad tongs, or. perhaps, a piece of firewood used as a lever, would force It against the chimney back; then a good sized stick, called a "back-stick," was laid on top of It, and the andirons were set In place. Across the andirons another good-sized stick was laid, called a "fore-stick." and In the Interspace smaller sticks wer crossed snd thrust and piled, all quickly kindled by the jre coal and brands. In very cold Weather a fire was kept burning all bight, our father getting up once or twice to replenish It Even tn summer the coals rarely became extinct A good heap of them! covered With etchers at bed time, would be found allr. when raked open In the morning. Thos persons yon would really Uk to talk with are always going the oth er way. trains that pass over a given stretch of line In A given time. Now, here again statistics prove that the density ot traffic over English roads Is far greater than that over our own, so that when we have taken this Into consideration, we find that the difference In safety of travel Is even more marked than the mere statement of the relative total num ber of persons killed and Injured would suggest Two of the most prolific causes of accident are the use of single track for trains traveling in opposite directions (It was on single track that the recent collision occurred) and that most unreliable system of safeguarding a stopping train by sending back a rear flagman. The first condition we can only hope to remove gradually as the Increase In density of traffic warrants the laying of double track; but It Is obvious to the most unobservant passenger upon our railroads that, half the time, rear-flag safeguarding Is worth very little In protection against rear collisions. ' If American railroad men are asked to explain the dif ference In results between the two countries, they point to the fact that tn Great Britain signalmen, and railroad em ployes generally, remain In the service of the company and at one particular class of work for many consecutive years of service, and, consequently, attain remarkable skill and accuracy. Traffic conditions in Great Britain, moreover, are less variable, whereas In this country the volume of traffic varies greatly with the season of the year, and during the rush attendant on the moving of Western crops, for In stance, If Is necessary to take on a large number of tem porary employes whose sef-vlces are discontinued when the rush season Is over. Scientific American. Great Future of Corn. CORN Is the great American crop. Is It to become the world's king of cereals? There Is some reason for believing that corn has entered upon a career unex ampled heretofore tn the history of grain production and consumption. A recent report based on the latest developments In this direction notes the significant change that has come about. Until within a few years Europe bad little use for corn, but now Is buying and eat ing It freely. There Is so great a demand from all parts of the world that last year's crop, enormous as It was, Is likely to be pretty thoroughly consumed. Of course this sustains prices, and the corn grower profits accordingly, The belief is now expressed that the American farmer can never again raise corn enough to congest the market, and that prices are likely to be sustained at a high level. This must stimulate corn production, and there la plenty of ground where It may spread. The "corn belt" Is a wide one, extending across the continent and new methods of cultivation, the utilizing through Irrigation of millions of acres now un filled and the Increased yield coming from more skillful farming can add enormously to the output. Troy Times. More Indians than Ever. TUB removal of 8,000 Cboctawi from Mississippi and Louisiana to the Indian Territory, which Is now In progress, need Inspire no eloquence about red men's wrongs and "palefaces' broken treaties." The treaty breaking was on the other side; these members f the tribe are descended from those who failed to move West in 1830 a they agreed, and they are exchanging a precarious and bard existence for comparative affluence. Our Indians do not now fare badly. Far from dying out, they are increasing In number. The census of 1890 reported 249,000 of them; Secretary Hitchcock's recent re port shows an Increase to 209,000. Allowing for Indian ad mixture tn men reckoned as whites, there is more Indian blood In the country to-day than when the Pilgrims landed. Then the tribes were decimated by disease and wasted by wars; great tracts of uninhabited forests lay between them, apd they cpuld not bold lands so nmch wider than they used. Now their descendants mainly dwell in compact communities, usually civilized and prosperous, T-lie rise In value of their lands has made most of the Indians well-to-do, the richest tribes being three or four times as wealthy as the same number of average whites. New York World. SAGE DROVE BARGAIN. Then Made Nciahbor Pay for Ride tn Work or Hired Han. Russell Sage has not squandered very much on clothes and personal lux uries during his long life, still he has spent some pretty large sums 09 horses, bis Jove pf which has amount: ed to almost a passlop. Soma time ago be paid 10,00Q for a team of trot'r ters for use at his country place oq Long Island, and the first time he was to drive them he asked Frank Tllford, who was a neighbor of his, to go with him. How Uncle Russell made the ro tund Tllford pay for his outing Is stilf told with great glee throughout the countryside. After driving a little way a team was seen approaching drawing a load of salt hay out from the meadows along the shore. ' Immediately said Sage: ' ' ' u am paying tQ much, money for bedding for. my horses. Now we'll s.ep what this man wants for bis load of hoy," So the stranger was stopped and the aged financier began negotiations. "What do you want for that load of hay?" "Five dollars," was the reply. "Five dollars?" said Sage. "Why, It la not worth a cent more than three. It does not cost you anything; all you have to do Is to cut It." "Welf," replied the farmer, "It takes a good half day's work, and the use of my horses and wagon.?! put Stige would not pay J5, so a com promise was made for $4 for the load delivered. "Where shall I leave It?" said the farmer. "At Frank Tllford's," said Cncle Russell, and, turning to Tllford, as they drove on, he said: "You see, Frank, if he knew that hay was for Russell Sage he would not let It go for less than 7. And, by the way, when he leaves It at your place. Just let your man bring It ove tq my barf)." Mail and Express. " '-" , t A Poabtful Compliment. He brought her a present. It was a dream of a little teapot fins china with pink roses and gold bead-' tng all over It. "Oh. you dear!" she cried, holding It up from Its wrappings. "Isn't It Just' the prettiest thing?" I "Yes," he said absently; "It's a pret ty teapot. It reminded me of you when ' I bought It." s I And slit djdp't know whether to throw it at him or not Philadelphia; Bulletin. ' ' The Sohool for Scandal. - "Look at the crowd of women go- IIJ g IULV Ui9 UUUUIB UUUSC. Lttt I te attraction?'' What's ueiracuon. .i ne sewing circle meet there to-dsy."- Philadelphia I'ress. We don't believ we ever knew any one who was not ail right In theory. GEO. P. CROWELL. fBuocMir to E. L. Smith, .ublii)ied House In the valley.) 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