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white or bluish white. Sim
SOMETHING ABOUT SIRIUS. I distinctly
ilarly, Capella was formerly red, but
ON THE UPPER NILE.
now certainly blue. In the spectre-
THE DQQ STAR HAS CREATED scope the star gives every indication of
possesing a very high temperature. So
dium, magnesia, hydrogen and iron
are shown to be among the constituents
The Brightest Star In the Heaven.—It
of this flery twlnkler. One very curious
Bules Durlug the Dog Daye and le Not
feature of th« star is its irregular move
Conductive ot Ueallh-A tew Foot, about ment through space.
the Brllllaut Sun.
had shown that it behaved as if at
tended by a large dark companion, and
A star which so ¡upset the midnight bad actually computed tlie distance
gravity of the Associated Press officials and orbit of this companion, when Al
as to impress them with the idea that a van Clark first beheld the comes in
strange Daituou was abroad has natur 1862. He had just finished an 18-inch
ally attracted great attention. The telescope for the Chicago observatory,
beautiful “Dog star”the brightest of all and turned its huge lens on the Dog-
the distant suns, has been more talked star only to discover the hitherto un
of in the past f«w days than all the seen body of the computers. Tlieteom-
other stellar luminaries—on this ."coast, panion revolves about, its primary iu
about forty-four years; it is ten seconds
Sirius to tlie ancients was th« most of arc distant (or the two-hundredth
familiar of all tlie fixed stars. The part of the apparent lunar diameter).
Egyptian year used to begin with the The companion of Sirius is only of the
date ou which this brilliant star rose tenth magnitude, and is u deep yellow
with the sun. This would be about color. It is really not much smuller
July 20tb of our calendar, The star thau Sirius itself but is evidently a
ushered in the “dog days.” It was burned out sun.
Ami what a glorious sun Sirius must
made most memorable by the inunda-
tion of the Nile and In those days of be! It is over six times heavier than
superstition It only needed a tremen- the conter of tills great system, and in
pous star to rise coincidentally with actual light-giving power must exceed
the sun as sufficient reason for any forty-two of our suns. And yet it may
number of fearful occurrences. All of have burned out nine years ago, for all
the old historians mention tlie star Sir we know to the contrary.— C. JI. Jf. in
ius. It was a landmark in the sky—to Examiner.
use a rattier curious ¿figure of speech.
When Kdisnn Was Young.
Tlieon Alexandrinus gave a table for
determining the “heliacal rising” of
“I was an operator In the Memphis
the dog star. He said that a period of
forty days, twenty .before and twenty office when Thomas A Edison applied
after, this momentous event included to the manager for a position,” said
the time of perspiration, hydrophobia A. G. Rockfeller, a member of the
Reminiscence club, St. Louis. "He
and other evils.
came walking into the office one day
The’name Sirius is usuailyj consider
looking like a veritable hayseed. He
ed us derivetl from the Greek Sclrios.
It was supposed to be given to this wore a hickory Bliirt, a pair of butter
bright star because of its brilliancy and nut pants, tucked into the top of boots
because of the dryness and heat of the a size too large and guiltless of black
weather which attended its annual ap ing. ‘Where's the boss'.” was his query
pearance. However this may be there as be glanced around the office. No
seems to be u singular felicity in the one replied at once and he repeated his
The manager aBked him
name of the constellation of which question.
Sirlub is the most brilliant member. wbat he could do for him and the fu
Cants Major, the "great dog," is a con ture-great proceeded to strike hint for a
stellation just south of the equator, and job. Business was rushing and the of
it needs but little imaginative force to fice was two men short; so almost any
descry tlie rude outlines of man’s faith kind of a lightning slinger was wel
ful friend in the group of stars includ come. He wits assigned to a desk and
ed within its boundaries, when Canis a fusilade of winks went the rounds of
Major is a little past the meridian, say the office, for the ‘jay’ was put on the
about 8 p. id . At this time of the year St. Louis wire, the hardest one in tlie
an observer studying the asterism from office.
“At tills end of the line was an op-
a* convenient point—say the nearest
boundary of some southeasterly hill— orator who was chain lightning and he
sees the uncouth figure of this canine knew it. Edison hud hardly got seat
mass majestically stalking toward the ed before St. Louis called. The new
sunset point. Sirius is the eye, a sec comer responded and St. Louis started
ond magnitude star about four degrees in on a long report and he pumped it
distant toward the west forms the tip in like a house afire. Edison threw
of his nose, and the remainder of the his leg over the arm of his chair, leis
apparition is the result of a sudden in urely transferred a wad of spruce gum
from his pockat to his mouth, picked
From the modern astronomers Sirius up a pen, examined it critically and
has been a recipient of mueh attention. started in about 200 words behind, He
Sir John Herschel estimated its light as didn’t stay there long, however. St.
equal to 325 times the brilliancy of the Louis let out another link of speed, and
smallest star we can see with the na still another, and the instrument on
ked eye. It is over four times brighter Edison’s table hummed like an old-
than any other star in the sky. Twenty style Singer sewing machine.
“Every man in the office left his
of the most brilliant stars in the Arma
ment are rudely classed as “first-magni desk and gathered around the ‘jay’ to
tude stars.” They are, Sirius, Cano see what he was doing with that elec
pus, Alpha Centauri, Arcturus, Rigel, tric cyclone. Well, sir, he was right
Cahpella, Vega, Proeyon, Betelgeuse, on the word, and putting it down in
Aeheraur, Aldebaran, Beta Centauri, prettiest copper plate hand you ever
Alpha aud Beta Crucis, Antares, Al saw, even crossing his t’s, dotting his
tair, Spica, Fomalliaut, Pollux and i's, and punctuating with as much care
Regulus. There are sixty-five second- as a man editing telegraph for printers.
magnitude stars and 200 of the third, St. Louis got tired by and by and be
nad so on, in all about 5000 stars visible gan to slow down. Edison opened the
to tlie naked eye. The elder Herschel key and said, “Here, here, this is no
supposed Sirius to be the center of a primer class! Get a hustle on you,”
“Well, sir, that broke SL Louis all
system and viewd it through his famous
reflector. He said that its approach to up. He had been 'raw hiding’ Mem
the flyld of ills great telescope was ac phis for a long tlmejand we were terri
companied by a flood of light like the bly sore, and to have a man in our of
coming of day, and that it was impos fice that could walk all over him made
sible to observe its image without act us feel like a man whose horse had won
ual pain to the eye. Herschel’s mirror the Derby. I saw the ‘wizard’ not
was six feet in diameter, and gathered long ago. He doesn’t wear a hickory
much more light than is given by the shirt nor put bis pants in his boots, but
he is very far from being a dude yet.—
The star lias been seen to cast a dls- Practical Electricity.
tinct shadow on a dark night, and yet
The Countess of Tolstoi is an ex
its light is only the one-7,000,000,000th
part of that of odr sun in full daylight. tremely clever woman intellectually,
How far distant from us must this im and one who is more than a match for
mense sun be then? The mathematic her husband in his arguments. She
al astronomers have not been silent on transcribes his books as they are writ
this point. They tell us that the dog ten, as frequently they are altered and
star Is Just 542,000 times as far away as revised, and in the case of the “Kreut-
the center of our solar Bystem. Light zer Sonata,” copied it four times before
takes nine years tdreach us from this the book was completed. The countess,
distant body, and our own sun, seen who is of necessity the financial mana
from one of his planets, would only ap ger of the family, lias taken possession
pear as bright as a third magnitude of the estate, which she administers for
star—not so large as any of the stars in the good of her husband and children.
the “dipper.It is simply Impossible She it was who issued a few years ago,
to comprehend such Celestial distances. tlie cheap edition of Count Tolstoi,s
We may approximate the idea, as Prof. novels, on the royalties of which the
Langley did, by saying that if the dis household has been supported. To her
tance from our earth to the sun were firmness and determination the credit
represented by the length of a man’s for the home in which the family re
arm, he would have to reach one hun side, as well as the blame—if such it be
called—for her busband's failure to
dred miles to touch the star Sirius.
And now about the wonderful ap practice the doctrine of a community
pearance seen the other evening. It is of goods, which he so earnestly advo
strange, of course, that a well-known cates, must be given; and her realiza
star should be responsible for so much tion that a home must lie provided for
tumult, and yet it has been conclusive the nine children who have lived of the
ly shown that the “meteoric body”was sixteen bom to them, must be her ex
only Sirius,twinkling abnormally from cuse.
Dlgglng Oiit the Mod«rn Plow, Lena, and
Telescope wat the Strangest.
“I have spent much time in travel
ing in India, Borneo and on the Malay
peninsula,” »aid William Huntington
at the California a few days ago, “and
I have also traveled a good deal in
other lands. I think on the whole the
most interesting experience I ever had
was in an ancient city on the Nile dn
"I am not going to quote any guide
books nor more than allude to any
thing that is not well known, but I
want to say that to even the well in
formed man the things be sees on the
Upper Nile will stay with him forever.
I may be permitted, perhaps, to re
mind you that these cities are more
than (WOO years old, and that some of
them had as many as u million inhabi
Indeed some bad even
“Well, when I was there a year ago,
and men v.’«re digging among the ruin
ed temples, some curious tilings were
brought forth and these I regard as the
strangest things, scan in all my wan
derings. In an old tomb was found a
curious glass and iron object, which on
investigation proved to be a photo
graphic camera. It was not such a
camera as is used now, or has been
sinoc our photography was invented,
but something analogous to it, show
ing that the art we thought we had
diseovered was known over 6000 years
"Another thing that was discovered
there In the sands of the Nile was a
plow, constructed on the modern plan.
It was not of steel, but of iron, and it
had the same shape, the same form of
point, and bend of mold board as we
have now. Yet another thing was
brought forth, showing that they were
expert astronomers. It was a lens con
structed in such a manner us gave evi
dence to the fact that they knew the
distance from the earth to the sun and
moon and had many of our ideas in re
gard to the science.
“I saw where the Mohammedans
had razed and attempted to destroy
those cities, but many of the buildings,
or at least, parts of them, are yet in a
good state of preservation. The stones
are largely granite, and there never
was a better expression titan “imper
ishable granite” so far as they are con
“These things start men to thinking,
and convince us that civilization may,
after all, move in a circle, and things
which we call new, are often old as the
mountains, America and California
are new to me but already I find here
you refer to your lost civilization,mean
ing, as I take it, more particularly the
civilization of the Aztecs and the Tol
“I don’t know whether you will find
a modern (plow, an astronomical in
strument and camera or not, but I
would not be surprised if some one
should find as remarkable things in
this country as they have found in
Egypt.” ______ ___________
He Woe» High
Boot Heel. anil
on the Tight Wlrn.
Th« one especial thing in its line that
seems to be moat pleasing vaudeville
audiences in London Just now is the
performance of Caicedo, the tight wire
dancer. Tight rope walkers there are
galore, and clever enough are their
achievements, but of tight rope per
formers there are none save Caicedo.
Even on the tight rope and slaok wire
which Caicedo smile« at as well enough
as well enough for amateurs, his feats
are hardly duplicated. His wire is a
mere thread, invisible when stationary
except from very near the stage, and
wholly so even to Caicedo when vibrat
ing, as it most of the time. It is stretch
ed tightly as a flddlestring some teu
feet above the itage. On this he per
forins all the ordinary feuts of the ordi
nary performer. Dressed in tights and
carrying a balance pole he walks back
ward and forward, dances, leaps and
turns somersaults. But all this is pre
liminary. Later he dons a military
uniform and heavy riding boots, with
high heels and immense spurs, does all
the feats over again, and adds others
that are simply astonishing.
He marches across the wire with gi-
aut strides, bounding id the ipr three
or four feet at a step. He Jumps away
up in the air, coming down first on
one foot, then on the other. Then he
makes prodigious leaps—seven, eight
feet and more—into the air, and lands
lightly with both feet on the wire. A
peculiar thing is that as soon as be
lands on the wire it stops dead, and he
stands as firmly and steadily on it as
though poised on'a granite pedestal.
He makes a great bound, assisted by
the spring of the wire, six or seven feet
into the air, and comes down sitting
sidewise on th« wire. Then comes his
greatest feat. Bounding up from the
sitting posture still higher skyward, he
turns a somersault high in the air and
comes down with his feet firmly plant
ed on the slender thread of wire easily
and with more grace than many an ac
robat lands on a mattress. All this,
with clumsy, thick soled, high heeled,
spurred riding boots on bis feet. The
boots have been investigated and found
to be Just the ordinary kind.
Caicedo is a South American, born
in Popayan, Colombia. He has spent
all bis life in the circus ring, and was
an expert fancy rider and acrobat be
fore he tried the tight wire. He prac
ticed four hours a day for nine years
before he could do his feats and all the
time folks said he would never succeed.
After three years’ nractice he contin
ually fell from the wire, and after five
he could Just walk and dance with a
balancing pole. He does not now-
know how lie preserves his balance, or
manages to come down Just where the
wire is. He does so unconsciously. He
says, and truly, he cannot see the wire.
No one can, for it vibrates like a harp
string. He says he sees with his feet.
Just now he is making $200 a week and
a reputation that is worth much more
soon—unless every one's expectations
are realized nnd he breaks his neck.
Are Americans a Practical People?
The notion prevails in this country
that we are a very practical people.
We take credit to ourselves for being
sensible, shrewd, and at least mindfdl
of our interests. This quality gets a
harsher name from our foreign critics.
They say we are materialistic, grasp
ing, and, in fact, sordid, as the thing
we care most for is money, and that
which we are most alive about is our
material interests. They admit that
we are “smart," but say that we are
mentally commonplace and unimagi
native. The critics are mistaken, and
our own estimate of ourselves is more
complacent than correct. We are a
very Imaginative people and in many
ways the most unpractical. The old
stage conception of Uncle Sam as a
good natured rustic sitting in a rocking
chair whittling, was not altogether out
of the way. Whittling is not a remun
erative occupation as a rule, although
this quaint waiter on Providence, who
seemed to imagine that if he sat at ease
all good things would, in the course of
time, pass his way, occasionally did
whittle out an invention that would
save him from labor. He answered
the Jibe« of his critics by pointing out
the fact that the chair he sat in was a
self rocker—a little invention of his
own. Hu was a man of vague dreams
No, brought to the test in the com
mercial struggle of the modern world
for supremacy, the American is not
practical. In rivalry with other active
nations he shows himself a bungler,
and lacking in practical wisdom and
foresight. An inventor, yes; but lack
ing practical shrewdness. He is very
ingenious. He has gone on doubling
in the past few years the great world
staples of com, cotton and iron, and he
seemed confidently co expect that
Providence will market them for him;
especially as be has cheapened the
cost of all these products, it would only
be fair for Providence to attend to the
selling part. He knows that one per
cent of the arable land in the cotton
disturbed atmospheric conditions. As
A new way of trimming a cloth skirt
one of the oldest writers once remark-1
states would produce all the cotton the
is to join tne separate
.panne gores with
pui | i w.or]^
u #n(j he b-OWB tbat tbe
product of iro„
“The flery Sirius alters hue,
very light weight cloth presents a ,
And bickers ___________________
into red and emerald.”
creases in an enormously greater ratio
The flery Sirius was bickering into charmingly stylish appearance if the than the papulation, and yet he neg
several other colors on Monday even- K01*8 of s*«,,ls *re covered with a puf- lects many of the most obvious means
ing, and probably did seem a surpris- fln8of satin of a lighter shade, about to profit by this bounty of nature and
ing object to the novice. A ship cap- an lnch or two inches wide. A trim- of his situation. He looks on and
tain on one of the Atlantic lines once m,n8
thl" kind makes a skirt look braggs about his greatness, while his
hurried to the company’s office upon | longer and its
wearer consequently 1
industrial and commercial rivals occu
arriving In New York with the state-’ taller. But there is ne denying the
ment that be had discovered a comet fart that a little crinoline stiffening in* py the markets of the world. Now
that he is in rivalry with them for a
while on the high sea«. The strange ! P"‘
ev«ry skirt which is finished
I fair share in so plain a prize, his con
object was none other than the Andro-1 ‘ho* plainly around the bottom.
duct shows him to be the most nnprac
tical of men.— C'harlre Dudley Warner.
The star which caused the recent, An iron meteorite of nearly a ton and ■ in Harper’ s Magazine far April.
cons motion has frequently attracted at-1 measuring four feet two inches long,
tention by its peculiarities of color. Ar-1 two feet three inches wide and twenty
The painting by Millet recently sold
atus called Sirius "poikilos,” the many , inches thick was recently found in at Brussels for 1200,000 was originally
colored. Seneca spoke of the dog-star Youndegin, Western Australia, and sold by the artist for a en»k of wine
as "redder than Mars." but it Is now has been sent to Ixtndon.
worth about $8
Homes at the World’s Fair.
There is no reason why anyone
should be deterred from visiting the
World’s Fair by reason of possible in
convenience and uncertainty attend
ing the securing of satisfactory hotel
The Northern Pacific railroad will in
due time publish low excursion rates to
Chicago and return for this occasion,
while its double daily passenger train
service, including through sleeping
cars of both classes (Standard and
Tourist) to Chicago, will as usual be at
the head of the list in every particular.
To help you in fixing in advance
upon your place of residence while at
tending the World’s Fair, we have
placed in the offices of the compauy at
121 First Street, Portland, Or., compil
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called “Homes for Visitors to the
World's Fair.” This little book, which
you can purchase for fifty cents, con
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lies who will accommodate visitors in
Chicago during the time of the fair,
viz: May 1st to October 30th; gives
their names and addresses and number
of rooms each will have to spare. The
book also gives a list of the hotels and
their locations; has twelve full-page
large scale maps, each representing a
section of the city, so that with this In
formation before him the intending
visitor himself can, at leisure, select the
quarter of the city in which he would
prefer to stop, corresponding in ad
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SAVED BY A KISS.
Sutldcn Bend ol a Head Enables Him to A Curious Geologic Fhaee on the Bank
of rhe Confo.
When the engineers were surveying
“I was lieutenant-colonel of a Ken
tucky cavalry regiment,” continued the Congo railroad they found on the
Colonel John C. Underwood of Ken- bank of the river a curiously shaped
tuck, while relating a story to a Bos stone, so poised on several smaller bits
ton Globe reporter. "Our command that it rocked from oue side to the oth
was in East Tennessee and one bright, er. The rock bore a striking resem
moonlight night I concluded to ride blance to the remarkable monuments
away from camp and take a look about still found in France and England
the vicinity. I rode several miles and which were used as altars by the Dru
coming to a farmhouse, hitched my ids al tout the beginning of the Chris
horse and knocked at the door.
A tian era. It was ou such altars that
young woman, the most beautiful I the Druids ottered their sacrifices. So
had ever seen, it seemed to me, appear on the banks of the Congo was found a
ed after a while and invited me in. She counterpart of the Dolmens of north
and her aged mother were the only oc Europe.
The rock was in the way of the rail,
cupants of the house, the men in the
family being in the Confederate army. road track, and was therefore removed.
We chatted pleasantly for a few mo Its fantastic outlines were never fash
ments when my fair hostess arose and ioned by human bunds; nor was it
said: “Colonel, you ran a great risk in placed upon the supporting stones by
leaving your horse in such an exposed human agency. At least the geologist,
position. The Yankee pickets are all E. Dupont, who visited the Congo to
about us. I will go and put him in the make a study of its geology, says we
have no proof of the existence among
She left the room, and after a few tbs people of the lower Congo or their
minutes returned and we resumed our ancestors of a state of civilization that
conversation. Suddenly she started up would Justify us in attributing to their
and listened. ‘Colonel, you must go handiwork even so rude and primitive
now;’ she exclaimed; ‘I hear the sound a monument as a Dolmen.
There are in this part of West Africa
of horses’ hoofs; the federal« are com
ing!” Rushing out of doors, she led a number of tottering rocks like the
my horse to the back of the house, aud one discovered on the Congo. They
I, following her, Jumped on his back. are all of natural origin, aud show the
The most natural thing for me to have plainest evidence of erosion. Most of
done would have been to set spurs to them have been carved by the elements
him and get away as soon as possible. out of mica schists. They contain
But I could not. I was young and im veins of amphibolitic gneiss or quartz
pressionable, and the situation was much harder than the schists, and
entrancing. The moon shed a silvery here and these some of the softer rock
light upon the earth, a gentle breeze above the hard quartz veins has been
was blowing and the rustle of the leaves worn away, completely severing the
in the grand old trees was like music to connection tietween the once united
my soul. And amid these enchanting upper and lower parts of tlie mass, and
surroundings a beautiful face with tear so the upper portion is left to balance
ful eyes looking up into mine beseech on tlie rock or rocks beneath.
ing me to hasten. I could not resist
Organs Lost by Disuse.
the'temptation and stooping down
from my horse put my arm around
It is a suggestive fact not always
her, drew iter closer to my side and
sufficiently considered, that “as soon as
“As I did so a shower of bullets pass any organ or faculty falls into disuse it
ed over my head. I was in full sight degenerates and is finally lost alto
of a company of federal horsemen. My gether.”
Through all the ages that man has
horse realized the danger as well as I
and a race for life ensued. The enemy had the power of speech this power has
pressed hard upon me for a tint«, and not been fixed in us in any degree
more than once their bullets grazed my whatever by heredity. It is regarded
head, but fortune favored me at last, as definitely proved that if a child of
and I reached the Confederate lines in civilized parents were brought up in a
safety. Do you wonder that I remem desert place and allowed no communi
cation whatever with man, it would
ber when a kiss saved my life?”
never make any attempt at speech. Up
to the last century it was not uncom
mon to find persons living in a wild
One of tlie most estimable women of state in the woods and forests of Eng
Louisville and one whose friends land, France Germany and Russia,
would never suspect her as the one re who were uttterly incapable of speech,
ferred to below, is subject to smother though they could make sounds in im
ing spells, and confidently expects itation of the cries of wild animals.
some day to die during one of them. Certain parasitic insects have so com
Several days ago, while sitting at her pletely degenerated that they possess
front window engaged at some light neither eyes, legs, heads, months, stom
needlework, conversing with a neigh achs or intestines. Animals that bur
bor, she felt one of the spells coming row and live under the ground lose the
over her. She called to her friend to power of sight or have «yes that are
summon Dr. ----- and then fan her. merely rudimentary. Hlave ants and
The friend was sent for the family phy working anta have lost their wings
sician, and in no time he was at the through being kept entirely to a life on
house. Meanwhile the sufleree was sure the ground. The masters in some col
she was dying. “Oh, Mrs. ----- ,” she onies of ants in which slaves are kept
sobbed hysterically, “I know 1 am go have become so hopelessly dependent
ing this time. I am dying now, I’m on their slaves that they not only will
dying. Good bye, Mrs. ----- .” The not seek food, lint are incapable of feed
doctor at once began the application of ing themselves, and will starve with
the usual restoratives, but they seemed food before them unless a slave is pres
of no avail. The sufferer appeared to ent to place it in their Jaws.
be gradually losing her breath, and the
doctor believed she was expiring. He
A gentleman who has been exploring
tore away the ruchi ng about her neck near the former sites of Sodom and Go
and called to her friond: “Mrs.----- , morrah states that, though he looked
take off her shoes, please; we must en for the pillar of salt into which Lot’s
liven her circulation, somehow.” The wife hadtbe misfortune to turn, he did
doctor got her neck free enough, but not find it. This leaves his reputation
when the friend attempted to remove for veracity ill excellent repair.-
one shoe the sufferer kicked her friend’s
The smallest holes pierced by mod-
hands with the other foot. The doctor
did not notice this, but, thinking per ern machinery are 1-10«) part of an
They are I wired
haps the friend could not undo the but inch in diameter.
tons, he reached down and picked up through sappliires,rubies and diamonds
one of tlie patient’s feet. The sufferer, by a machine invented by one John
evidently in her last gasps, kicked him Wennstrom, which makes 22,000 revo
also, but the doctor was determined. lutions a minute.
"Mrs. ----- ,” he said, “your shoes are
New Zealanders are.'protesting against
too tight. They must come off".
“Don’t doctor." gurgled the patient, the annexation of the Hawaiian islands
by the United States, because that
“don’t doctor, I’m dying."
“I know it, Mrs.----- ,’’ he said, “but would give this country complete con
trol of the proposed Pacific cable from
these shoes must come off.”
“Oh, no, doctor,” was the feeble America to Australia.
There will be no Wagnerian perform
“But I say yes,” answered the now
thoroughly frightened doctor, 1 and I’ll ance this year .at Baireuth. A Wagner
festival on a grand scale will be held
take them off, too.”
“Oh, doctor, please don’t, please there in 1994, however, when ‘‘Parsi
fal,” “Tannahauser” and “Lohengrin”
will be given.
“I’m sorry, Mrs. ----- , but”--------
She wax a bright mathematical
scholar and pretty and when she rat
tled at the stamp window and laid
down a dollar bill the handsome young
clerk in a blue necktie was all atten
Raising herself with a powerful ef-
“There’s a dollar bill,” she said.
A Mussulman candidate is to contest
,'ert, the patient, pale os death itself,
“Give me four times as many twos as
for a seat in the legislature at the nest
ones and give me the rest in threes."
election in Cape Town. He is the first
shoes, doctor, my stockings are full of
“I beg your partion, miss,” he stam
non-European candidate there since
the cape constitution was granted.
She repeated he request.
“Certainly,” be said and began to life to the sufferer, and in half an hour : Tbere are no undertakers in Japan
she was as well as ever, with a new an(; wben a person dies it is the cus-
lay out the stamps.
He worked at it ten minutes without pair of stockings on, fully ready for the tom for his nearest relatives to put him
In a coffin and bury him.
success,she waiting patiently the mean- .
Women will lie much comforted and
He wasn’t busy with any one else reassured to learn from Dr. Allan that
and she didn't seem to mind seeing, in an emergency one must always grab
Tlie Best Halve In the world for < 'ute,
him calculate, so she gave him another ' a rattlesnake by the neck. However, Bruises, Horen, I'lcem, Salt Rheum,
there Is reason to fear tba. in the future I Fever Horen, Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains. Corns and all Hkin Erup
Then a customer came in.
i as of yore, women will continue to tions. and poMtlvr-ly euren Piles or no
“Just keep the dollar, she said very '
l( thr!r ,klrV aIld
pay required. It in guaranteed to give
«weetly, “and I’ll come around in the 1
perfect satisfaction, or money refund
morning and get the Ntainp* In the
ed. Price 25 cents per box. For •<»!»
Put up in nest wetrhshare*) bott lea.
by Rogern Bron.