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Not wb it we do, in t what we say, speaks
To ft i K ills here, or to the Throne of
Tlio words and nets bo fiiir, god, will abhor
And iihmi distrust, if our hearts are not
Our secret aim, our hidden wish or longing,
O r silent thoughts of nion or worlds
Tliesi nr) the fell-tnlo forces that como
To point to im a on to loathe or lore.
Our thoughts ore od rs, and wo caunnt seal
So elo-o with actions hut thy will cro.qi
An I ilHlirntly fadiiuiiet souls will f-l
And knnw tho'ii awji't or vile beyon t n
(! od de-ds full dnml if MUlh can-en guide
(iond words fnll fist that but from lips
And eloquent and nohl: sown, besidn them,
The hili'iic ! or inaction of true worth.
Wo Whtflrv ll'i.Vo.r.
1V C. M. IIAIK'.r.Il.
Morton F.nzier belonged to the stuff
of one of those ambitious wstrni niseis
tho Oarlen 1i bj C-tx't. To he
sure, ho was only the Dolibvillc cones
poudent of the paper, hut ho was us
proud of even flint slight connection
with its pages ns though l;o had a snug
flue in the editorial chair.
Morton's c iiniiiuiiic.ilions wore always
l.i' ilo t hy t lie cd tor (who w is a". so
proof-render, businc manager, and
lotnl rustler) "Dobbvilie Dots, from our
special ci rrespondi'iit."
Morton I. ad hard w rk to keep from
crying with admiration over that nl
litciativo heal in-, thu first timo it
adorned liis I ternry effort; but at last ha
became used to it and it did not worry
him or unduly elate his susceptible heart
iti 1 lirain. His si, 'nature wis Wander
ing Mae," anl he was known by that
title a m .-t as well as by his own nam",
for he ha I acted as the (luettz's
"special c irresp. indent" for many years,
lie went around to the little rmal parties
and pleasure meetings with a woudrously
who and knowing ik upon his facj,
at thi ugh the destinies of the nation te-
ended upon his beck and f ill.
Tiio editor of tin: iu-'tahil im
pressed it u ion him that tha paper
must have tlio news. ' Esvrything,''
lie liad remarked, in stentori in tones,
when one day Morton had trcmMi i gly
entered tho t.tuf.y little sani'tiuu at Oar.
t-n. ''Everything hint's upon getting
the nnwt, and getting it quicc"
This ndmonidmieat so impressed thu
young aspirant for j urua istic fame,
lint a week after tin visit ho m i'.el a
tnuch'ng obituary of a s-rit u 1 ill
child, i.ot expected to livo nn li-.-ir,
to tho pipT, trusting that tlio in
fant would die h-f re the pap.-r w:n
isfiied. Tlie child however, ic-overcd,
and is nlivj today, a roistering lad who
di lights to show that tender tribute to
lus memory (and it is a ti u bins,' one)
ending: "Tho bereave! parents have
t be sympathy of their scores of friends
in this, thgir great sorrow, but of smli
it the Kingdom of Heaven.'' The way
the editor of tho llua ft,- u ibciit him
self to rail at M nlnn after that "break"
Hindu him more carelul th'.'ienfter.
Fourth of July in 1) ibhvill ', in LsTS,
was nn occasion lli.it still livei in the
memory of those who w:ro fortunate
enough to be citizens of tho town at
that eventful pe iod. Not only was thu
Nation's birthday anniversary properly
celebrated, but a c'n u- held f irth up in
tho prairio north of tin Montezuma Ho
tel. When two such great events coin
cide, it is enough to turn the heads of
It would have ben hirl to fin I n
happier man that day than "Wandering
Mac.'1 lie hi.d been graciously present
ed with two "conips" for the circus by
tho manager, who had soon found out
what Morton was, nnd when at seven
o'clock ho stepped into tho parlor of
his betrothed, Mr-s Mai ion Koieal, it
was with a perfectly self-sat Is li.-d air.
Marion added to the peifection of tho
state of bis mind by nllowing him to
kiss her do ieitoly-bludiing i heik yes,
she did more; she kiss-d him in return,
md what more could a young man ask?
This particular you ig mm m ghl
have a.kul for a r.'pe'ition of tho per
formance had it not been that It y, the I
H'iipe;raeo brother, caino tearing into
the room just at that moment, wi h all
his lii.yrar-ohl vehemence.
O , say, sis" h" wlel exci'edty.
' Where's my collar and clean shin?"
"I don't know. Up stairs 1 guess,"
was iho inipiticnt reply ami linn tho
"J don't know what ails It y, today.
He lias been getting everything of his
together in hi i room. It'-the Four.h,
She lie ked inquiringly ' h'T lov: r.
but he wa aliiiii.iij her liu-e, an I not
iIiiii'i.ii ot lompiii biotbers, so there
was no answer there. Twice during
the evening did bh9 speak of Riy's
queer actions; once while the clown was
perpetrating souio cf his hideous jokes,
and one while she nnd Morton were
sitting on the piazza with arms en
twine!. The first lime she had apparently not
been limrd and the second she had been
answered with a kiss, so she win no
wiser than before.
Morton Kiaier thought cf it though,
the next d ly, for the events of the night
were such as to bring tin circumstance
vividly to his mind.
About 3 o'clock on the morning of
the 5th, a fire broko out in the great
Hock well block. More than $50,00.)
went up in smko. Tlio whole town
was out to see tha sigat, ami to help
lessly mourn the event. Tl:o Kickwcll
biuc had been built in the "boom''
da.-s, two years before, and though it
was out of all proportion to tho town,
everybody was sorry to see it dctroyed.
'Wandering Mac" was among the
first on the groun I, nnd as soon as he
had seen the lire well under way lie had
roused up the telegraph operator and
sent this mr s ige, which appeared as a
".speci il ' m the m uning's (I '.mitt:
DnHHVii.i.it, July 5th. A terrible fire
took plnee her- this iiioi icn. I-. Mario 1 in
Rockwell's stoic nn I lac nl into Fry's gro
cer?; then into thu insurance company's
oUioo. The flaimx leajii 1 HO or "n) feet in
height. EverytlriiR i excitement.
Tho next morning revealed several
things worthy of mention in this narra
tion. Tho smoking ruini were sur
rounded by scores of men and boys,
busy di.sciisiiig the cnu-e of the f.re.
And they told of the probibility that it
was an act of intend i.irUni ; that it
started in nn out-of-the-way place; that
but one theory was held regarding the
firebugs; an I their convenntioii always
tame round to '.ho mysteriom word
Then somebody would explain that
t lie Spearmen was a bidy of rough boys
nnd young men who gathered in un
canny p'aces at night to p'.au deeds of
mist h cf an I meatiuesi. Another
would add that the pcnrniuu had a
particular spite against It ickwell for
having them arrested once for a trivial
olTeiice. A third had heard It y lt-mcal
boast that ho would "g it even." A
fourth had just found that Hoy had not
been homo the night bcfoie, and wai
yet missing, though h s widowo I in ith :r
ami his sister were searching every
where. All thi'o scraps of information weio
unite I into a complete history, and tho
news went over town that It iy Hen cat
bad ret fire to the Rockwell block to
"get even" with thj p oprio'.or for ar
resting the Spearmen, an I had ll;d tho
Morton Fia. er v.ai in despair. At
ten o'cl ick ho va- in 't on tho stroet by
the Western I'aion messenger boy, who
hall le 1 him a d.s; itch. He tried not
ti look self con cious ns he reel it, but
the effort win a fai u e. It said:
Cautkn, July .'.
Morton Fua.iku I! ibbville:-S aid full
account sir flr. hy iniitnt u ou. liisiirniie.',
Ii.s, cause nn leverytlnn;. (Iii-rtti-.
1 say Fia.icr was in despair. lb' had,
of course, heard the rep nts in circula
tion regarding his brother to-h" H y,
and yet liow c m'.d he blast the biy's
good unto" by sending the rumor to the
(.(vYf-r. II . must deitido piickly, for
the on'y mail train th it. ci.t d got his
letter to the paper in timo for its next
issu-; K-f . at noiri, ami now it wai pait
While he sat in his office, pondering
over the matter, llcre was a great bat
tie fought between his great lovo for
news nnd his great lovo for Marion.
Added to tho first was tho stentorian,
"Wo want thu news and alt tho ncwi,'
of thectitor, and to tin second, tho
fair features of his sweetheart. Which
should ho plv, Cupid or Mammon?
lie reflected that the Jlii'ij Jutr.l, tho
(i.tftt'i riva', would "scoop" its
competitor, unless he furnished Iho re
quired information, ami resolu'ely put
his pen to paper, and ground out a
heart-rending accou n . of tho court igrn.
tiou an I of the ugly rumors that were
reported around tho city. Tho noon
train carried tho correspondence to Gar
ten. When tho train had gone, ho sat in
bis oflic! studying fiver the matter.
Ha I he done right! Perhaps tho b iy
was really innocent. If si, he had done
the worst tiling he could have to harm
him; ho had committed the sin that lies
sit the door of every newspaper writer's
sarcMim, the shattering of a fellow
being's peace of mind am! perhaps repu
tation, by a carolcsi word or phrase or a
bit of iiuMib.tautiitt rumor, glowingly
As he pored over tho matter there was
a tap at the door, and upon opening it
ha w as greeted by M u ion, her face
wreathed with smiles, nn 1 such evi
dently kissablo lips that lie hat no
I citancy in -well, it is not necessary
to i;o into detail!.
' O.', Moit," sho g-isp'd, after a
raiir.ent, 'where have you be?a todayl
I wantel to seo you so much.1'
Frazier remembered that he had not
been to the home of his betrothc I, and
know that it was because Le d jubtctl
her brother's innocence.
"You don't know," she rattled on,
without giving him time to respond,
"how worried mother and 1 have ocin.
Hy was not to bo found, and that hor
rid old maid, Miss Semert, came over
with the most awful twaddle about his
being suspected of setting the Hock well
block on fire, and all that." (Her lis
tener felt his cheeks grow pale, bu
Marion did nut notice it. ) "Of course
we knew ho was all rig'it, and, suro
enough, he came in at dinner lime. He
went home with Uncle Rudolph out in
the country after the show last night
and only just got back. He took all
his clothes, for he's going to work foi
Undo Hu lolph to earn some money. 1
was down town, and thought 1' d tell
yon so that you could say so to the
men." There was n wistful look in tho
girl s eyes that told how thoughtful sho
was for her brother' s reputation, and
how much sho depended upon her lovei
to set things right.
As she took her departure, Morton
realized that ho must do some ipiiclt
work. First, he must kill that cor
respondence, which was by this time in
the liiizctte'n form; ready to g to press.
Second, he inn ;t have somo good excuso
to give tho editor for doing s.i.
From wh it lie knew of tho Gazette t
publication hour, lie judge 1 that he had
half an hour lor investigation. I.:ku a
madman ho toro aruuu 1 the streets an
aiii.natc 1 interrogation point asking
every in in he m H what had been heatd
of the incendiaries. All started out
with tho old story about "They s.ay the
Spearmen '' but the were shut oil
with, "That's all a lie," and rush-id on.
It was no us. I lu must simply with
draw tho correspondence. When ho
had but ten minutes more lie stepped
into the telegraph office and sent these
wo rds :
DoiiRVii.l.R. July S.
GiucrV, inrteii. Don t .uhlMi ) .hhvilK'
corrtsjioiiiU'iue. Roy R i;enl is innocent.
The editor of the Qatr.tte was too
good a newspaper nun not to obey smh
a summons even with the chance of get
ting "scooped. " Tho c irrespondciice
did not appear uordd the Ilinnl liavo
a word icgiiding the matter.
Two m inths after, a .) lict wedding
took placo at Dolibvillc and "Wa nler
ing Mac" nnd Marion were chief par
ticipants in the ceremony. In the same
issue of the (! it tte that containc I the
very floweiy account of their marriage
(Morton wrote it) there appeared the
confession of a tramp arrested in a
neighboring city. He was dying, an!
beforo breathing his last owned up to
having set on lire the It ickwell block,
having accompanied the circus.
Morton read the confession to his
bride on the second clay of tha honey
moon, and tol 1 her the story of his
withdraw n correspondent e.
"Oh, Murton," siid tho lady, re
proachfully, "if that had bscn published
1 would never havo marrie I you."
"I knew it, dear," retuine I he, plac
idly, ami I think the (i,tz tie. editor de
serves a piece of wedding cake for kill
ing it, don' t you?"
Sho did; and the O'iziitf. force ad
journed for liftcm minute tho next day
to munch fruit ca'ce, macaroons and an
gel food. Villi' ea Il'wlr.
The. Pueblo Indians.
There arc in existence nineteen
"tiibcs" of Pueblo Indian., and all livo
in the northern half of N'.ov Mjxico ex
cept the Mi iplis, who arc just over tho
lino in northenst Arizona 4')0 miles
cast of Fort Yuma. Pueblo is a tribo
name- ns much as l.'.e, and is never ap
plied to any other tribo. There ii not
in tho whole southwest an ignoramus so
monumental as to class Xav.ijocs,
Apaches, 0r Yu nas, ns of the Pueblos.
No Pueblo ever dwelt in a wooden hut
or ":cpce." They dwell in nlnbo or
stone houses, nnd very neat, wholesome,
and comfortnMo one. They nio tho
only Indians in the c mntry who do.
They linvii not abnnloiicd any social
laws. No Amer can c immunity in ex
istenco is so well govern ;d as a Pueblo
town. Tlicic is no such thing animg
them nor ever has been as a chief.
They elect their fliers by ballot yearly.
The Pueblos nre not patip is in a land
of wealth, but arc invariably in coin,
fortablc circumstances. The population
of the villages uins from KM) to l,fi0i)
and each village owns from 1ft, (HMI to
lad, Ol)(l aires of land, the arable part
being held in severalty. I'u-lcr tho
sacred pledges of the treaty of Guada
lupe Hidalgo th.'so people aro entitled
to full citiz inship. Tlijy aro tho best
cla'ss of people in tho territory. They
are short, as a rule, but almost invaria
bly of superb physique, and, as for
brains, tlio average tourist certainly
docs not oversize them. They sire id
wavs modestly and pictme'qiicly
clothed nnd a moic modest race does
not dwell in the two Americas.
TO TUB CIIII.IlIlFy.
As mtntieauis sliille
In the swvt morning hours,
And coax into blo uniiig
The Imlf-ojK'iii'd flowers
That bring with their brightness
To many sad places
The spirit of ho;ie
Are tit sitiil.w on your fne is.
As a l.ii'.l-.song that fl mts
Through the soft siiinai -r air,
While wo listen eiiehaut-.sl,
Forgetful ot care
As the carols at dawn,
Wh -n all nature rej lieos,
Are the accints of lovo
In your gentle young voices.
.tii.i'i M. Vorf in Youth's Manner.
A IXIll's I.OM; .KiUtXEY TO ITS M.TKH.
Itill Webb of Iron Mountain, M.ch.,
trailed his bu'ldog Jack for an Irish set
ter b .'longing to Prof. Williams, n trnv
fling showman. Williams took Jack
with him to St. P.mt, Minn. Four
weeks aftir Jack hopped oil a freight
train in Iron M. iritain on which ho had
j.inipel from an ore train at tho "Y,"
some distance up the line. Tho dog
must havj made its way back from St.
Paul, a distance of nearly 4')0 miles, by
stealing rides on freight, piis.engcr and
ore trains. When it found its old mis
ter it was much time ate', and how it
had sense or instinct to get buck to
Iron Mountain is a mystery.
kind.nf.ss to animals in japan.
The following picture of Japanese
life by Professor Mo:so shows how
p'eisatit may be tho relation between
the human an 1 the btute creation : U rds
build th"ir ir;sts in the city houses,
wildfowl, geese an I ducks alight in
tho public pules, wil l deer trot about
tho street, and he had nctuntly been
followed by wild deer in the streets
nibbling melon rind out of his hand ns
tame as calves nnd lambs on our Michi
gan farms. A dog goes to sleep in tho
busiest streets; men turn aside so as not
to disturb him. One day a beautiful
heron nlighte I on the l.in') of a tree and
the busy, jostling throng stopped.
F.very nun's b in 1 went into his p c'tct,
j .st as they would with us, but instead
of bringing out a 'popper' out enme
pencil and sketch paper.
rrt'KOT OF Ml sll' on animals.
In Al'rici the nativei have been ac
customed to c itch lizard i by mean) of
music for ages past; how many ages we
cannot say. When they find a lizard
busking in the sun tho Afiican begin
to whis'le to the e-ea'ur.'. Tho ani
mal, cluirme 1 by the music, stretches
out iti neck and allows, its enemy to
approach its side and t c't le its throat
with a rod. Dogs are likewise strange
ly fond of music, and they ret up a
howl, which corrcsp n U probably to
our singing,' n3 soon as tho first twang
of tho harp is hear I. Some music-loving
dogs cm ba trai ic 1 to take tho ex
act unison of a tune, making an inter
esting exhibition of themselves to by
stander. Elephants also have the
faculty of appreciating certain kinds of
musical sounds, an I tiny can be taught
to move in timn to them, aid even to
join their own voices in the accompani
ment of drum and trumpet.
ALL AHOfT TIIK lll.Al'Kniltn.
Yon all know the obi "Sing a Song
f Sixpence." Have you ever real
what it meant?
The four and twenty bla'kbirds rep
resent twenty-four hours. The bottom
of tin pie is the world, tho top crust is
tli ! sky that over-arches it. Tho open
ing of the pie is day- lawn, when the
birds begid to sing, an I surely suc'i a
sight ii a "dainty dish to set beforo the
The king, who is represented ns sit
ting in his parlor counting his money,
is tin tun; while the golden pieces that
slip through his fingers nro golden sun
shine. The queen, who sits in the dark
kitchen, is tho moon, nnd tho honey
with which she regales herself is the
The industrious maid, who is in tho
garden at work beforo tho king tho
gun has risen, the day -dawn and tho
clothes she hangs arc tho clouds, while
tho bird which so tragically ends tho
song by "nipping off her noso"' is the
hour of sunse. So wo havo the wholo
day in a pic.
To Particular lo Itilo Tramps.
"That dog of yours is no good," said
Hl nkins. "I taw three dirty, ragged
tramps go into your yard and hi never
olTeie 1 to Into them."
"That merely shows," snid IV an kins
that he's a discriminating animal. If I
were a dog I imagine tha my finer
feelings would pnmjt tnc to hesitate
for some time before I bit slirty, ragged
Cold jewelry should be cleaned with
a brush an 1 castile soapsu Is; rinse and
lay face down deep into line, dry saw
dust; let it remain until dry.
THE BIRCH TREE.
Various Substances That
Are Derived From It.
Distilling Therefrom the Fra
grant Oil of Wintergreen.
A casual glance at the. surround rngs
of any timber country, notably along
the creek" and ravines, reveals the fact
that at least some bi ch twigs have
withstood tho onslaught of country
pedagogues, who frem times remote
have been identified with the legend of
birch oil ami elbow grease ns an accelera
tor to the sluggish school boy as he
stumbles along over the obstacles on
the side of science hill. Many twigs
remain, nnd outside their legendary his
toric value suggested in tho foregoing,
tho twigs and bark of tho common
birch (Ik'tulu ' ba) have really an in
'rinsic value not second to many of tha
most valuable plants.
Even tho leaves and young shoots
secrete a resinous substance, having an
acid reaction, which, under the long
legged names of the pharmacist, is sold
ns a mcd final prepar.it ion for a; high
ns $10 per fluid ounce. Tho inner bark
secretes a bitterish nlkaloi 1 not unliko
cinchona in its naiiir,', nnd i use 1
largely ns nn adulterant for quinino in
many parts of Europe. Tho so-called
"Cinihoni Mixture" has been found by
analysts to consist, in many instances,
of the nlkaloi I foun 1 iu the inner buk
of tho humble bilch tree.
Tho ou'er bark, stibjectel to dry dis
tillation, yiel Is a peculiar einpyreuiuatic
oil, having the peculiar o-.lor of Russia
leather, and the secret of preparing
skins, and that, too, of the very poores
quality of skins, ln-ing taken from cat,
t'o that have 'Ci isl.e t on those barrcut
desolate plains, is the only obstacle,
thus far, to prevent American arti.nns
competing with Ru-sia nnd Austria in
fine leather good'.
It is not necessary, however, to go
into clioiuic.il technicalities and details
in order to arrive ut a profitable solution
of the uses of birch twigs and birch
bark, when the larger timber is being
cut away and hauled to the saw in 1' or
the turning lathe. When it is slated
that tin od of wlntcrgicen (O cum
gaultheriai, so u cful, fragrant and ex
pensive, is nearly always adulterated
with birch oil; much of it even is lurch
oil, pure iin.l simp'e, but is sold as win
tergreen oil, nn 1 is wintergreen oil to
all intents and purposes, having, when
rop"rly prepared and refine I, the saim
propert es, viz., specific gravity, 1. 173;
boiling p tint, 4 1'i degrees, and mixes
readily with alcohol, chloroform, etc.
The appliances lccc-sary for tho
preparation of this oil are neither intri
cate nor costly, being simply a large
tub supplied with a coil and steam con
licet ion. Oi course we are not expected
to go into all tho ib-tails of manufac
ture. Only brief outlines can be givtn.
The birch limbs, twigSj baik mil
even the I eaves, if n men commercial
oil is to be n. ado, nre gathered and
placed in this largo tub containing the
Coil for steam hea'ing and as fast as the
mass accumulates it is kept covered
with water, an 1 tin tub, being sup
plied with a tight Ii ting I d or man
hole, should b- opened m lit
tie as possib'e. A Iter becoming nearly
full, stemn istiirni'l on, nnd the batch
kept about blood warm for -1 hours.
This will dissolve nearly all the oil and
resinous matters, which, I cing precipi
tated, causes the miss to assumi a very
sticky consistency. S cam may now be
turned on, and the mass brought to a
boil for a moment or two. With a
wooden connection, with a small barrel
or keg, tho tank is made tight and
brought to a boil; tin steam, having
previously diss ,; v ol tin o ls, etc., will
now vnporizo them, and will condense
in the last-name I k.g. After a few
lion's the j d is done, the keg is bunged
or corked up, anil is ready for shipment
as commercial wintcigrcen oil, though
made from birch refuse continual ly in
tho way. l.umbi-r J').i.' Jmrni'.
Anicricins In Chins.
Charles D.mby, w ho represents the
United States at Poking, rep irts lli
cially a compilation of thcrepmisof
Am ricau consuls iu China showing (he
number and, partially, the occupation
of Ainciicans r sldcnt in China. The
total is 1 ut. 1022, as against probably
100,001) Chinamen in the United States.
M .ro than half the Americans in China
aie missionaries only twenty, three are
The Hoards Our Ancestors Wore.
Our Saxon nn. cstors lielighted iu
wearing long, foikel beards; the Nor
mans, on the contrary, at the period of
the conquest, not only shaved their
chins but also the back part of their
heads. They had not, hiwcver been
long established in England be loie tboy
petniittcd tlu ii bear!" to grow to ex
tra vagaut dimensions.
Borrowed a Couvlct to Open a Vault.
The luck on the vault of the Farmers
and Merchunts' Rank at Clay Centre,
Kan., becanio dernsged lust November
and the officials were compelled to
undergo a temporary suspension until
they could get some one to open the
lock. All the locksmiths iu the town
nnd the bank-lock expert of Kansas
City tried their skiil on the refractory
door iu vain, and the bankers were go
ing to scud to New York for an expert,
when Henry Carton, a prisoner in the
Couuty Jail and an acknowledged ex
pert in tho manipulation of locks, told
the Sheriff to offer his set vices, lit li.
thought he could open the vault, lie
had given Sterling such good reason ts
believe in his power that the S ieriff had
no hesitancy in telling the bankers that
he had a man who could open their
sa'o for them. Carton wns ccortcd to
the bnuk, nnd in the presence of the
Sheriff nnd bank officials went to work.
In half an hour he swung the door
open, and then examine.! the lock and
adjusted the part which had given the
trouble. After receiving the thanks of
the bankers he was taken l ark to his
When the District Court convened tho
Judgj found a very large docket, and
the result was that Carton's case had
to be postpmcd until tho August term.
All Spring and Summer Carton was al
lowed to come nnd go as he plcasrd,
taking regular nightly excursions, and
the matter became so common that the
SlieriJT began to lose his ftar of an es
cape. A few days ago, however, Car
ton s cell door was open and the prisoner
was not sitting on the j lil steps. On n
stand iu the cell was a not-j to S e:ling,
thanking him for his kindness and s'a'.
ing that pressing business fuithcr West
necessitated his hasty departure.
This was startling, but w hen Mr. John
A. Mo-s, cashier of the Farmers nnd
Merchants' Rank, opened the desk that
morning ho found a note from Carton
stilting that he had taken $'! )() from the
safe iu tho vault to pay his travelling
expenses, and that he considered this its
u fair payment for his servic-s in fixing
the vault, for which ho had ntv.r re
ceive I pay.
Moss rushed to tho vault, nnd in tho
safe on a pile of money foun t a receipt
for if .'0d, signed "Henry Cirton." An
examination showed that this was all
that was taken from the thousands of
dollars that were at hand. Not a clue
has been found that would lead ti the
discovery of the man, and Sheriff Sterl
ing firmly believes that he has had
charge of some supernatural b dag.
C'i iavjit Times.
In Murray C't unty, Giorgin, s mio
twenty miles straight east from P.ilton,
there is a lofty mountain foiin ng the
southern extremity f the Cobutta I! inge
and affording a magnificent prospect of
the tin rounding lull country of three
different States. On the broa I plate . u
in the summit legions of that mountain,
a space of four or live iicrcs has been
fortified on one side by a bulwark of
rough bowlder ho precipitous cliffs
of the mountain its-lf making tin eamp j
inucccs-ib'.e from all other poiiu-.. T.ie ;
rock rampart i evidently the w u'c of !
hum in hinds, aid local tradition sticks
to the cxpluna'ion that a fore of
Spanish soldiers were here eiicanioe I for
several weeks, skiimishing with the
hostile Indians, and alternating their i
lights by a search for precious metals.
The time of that event is sai I to ante- j
date tho earliest permanent settlement
of English- speaking colonist', and itis
barely possible that a detachment of
De Solo's expedition strayed thus far
north on their march in quest of a
The World's Product Inn of Sugar.
The world's production of sugar is
estimated at about 4,000,000 toii3 in
cluding about 2, .o il. Out) of beet sugar,
comprising tli' 1,000 tons in (iermany,
1 Ml, 000 tons in France, 4(iO, 00J tons in
Au-tria Itinerary, l-'5, 000 tons in Hob
land and l'!.i 0:10 tons in Belgium. The
beet sugar crop of ISSJ-'.ll) in these j
cdinlries is es'iniatid at 2, 1) 10, (Mill tons j
against 2, 7:br..0il0 tons in lSS-i-MI ,Uid j
2,219, 93 tonsin ISSS-Nfi. Of the cane j
sugar producing countries, Cuba takci
the lead with t23, G17 tons in 1S88 and
a five years average of fi.IS, 455 tons.
Atie i'crk Ur-ijihie.
Hud and Rugs.
"Look at that beautiful young ro-sc.
bud with a lot -f ol I bug. swarming
around her," remarked Rrown, as sever
al old boys were, flirting with a young
luily at a ball.
"Yes, but those nre gold bugs, so tho
rosebud don't nvntl it," said Jones.
Her Cruel Fate.
"Yes," sight d the young wife, "I
married a professional humorist, and I
wish 1 hadn't."
'Why? ' nsked lit r friend.
"Because! he read all bis work to mo
before he puts it in the paper.'
A True Lover.
Go forth Into the world nualn,
Searching for one as fair and sweet?
Leave you, who aru my dream eomplvtef
Leave you, mid let the great mn wane,
Khroudinu my life in darkness? Ou,
Love, oh my love, i e innot go!
They sny that love is but a show
iSonio wizard ensts before our eyes;
Thuy say that as a fadinj; flower
Itnptiire will lose it manic power
To turn to heaven thl earth of wae:
Hut I uiy, "Love, I ennnot gn''
To touch your heart with perfect faith,
To win with ardor your rare llfo.
So full of beauty, chuini and praise,
So full of bliss to liht my days
From now to death, were you my wife
I tjike your trembling answer so,
And love, my love, 1 cannot go!
l!u:.r oh f 'lorne .iiiVii'oji in frrijvr's.
It is snid thero is no coior Ij the re
port about a paint tru t.
When you can get a hor. e at a bar.
gain, drive your bargain.
A Rootless Attempt To got upstairs
without being heard by your wife.
The last chapter in the history ot a
young worn Hi's love is chap. won.
If you want to find out all about wo
men mid their ways ask somo young
man who has never been married.
"These are the lnislis tint the swine
didn't cat," as tin man said ai ho
swept away tin peanut shells from bo
foic his store.
Ted "How is it that old fellow is
consi l re 1 th -b.st music teacher in the
city" Ned 'R.-cune he charges
more than any one else."
Mr-. Rrnwn You shouldn't nk for
more cake, Johnni". Now, I.ow much
do you realiy think yen should h .vet
Litllo Johnnie 'Nuff to make tue
"Is this swarm enough for you;'
buzzed the queen of the new colony
sarcastically. Ami tho queen of tho
parent hivo nindu a s ingiag icjoiudcr,
as tho remark deserved.
A gentleman meeting ono of his
friends who was insolvent expressed
great concern for his embarrassment.
"You arc mistaken, my dear sir," wa
the reply, "'tis not I, 'tis my creditors
who nre embarrassed."
Mrs. Fresh pork (back to Chicago
from honeymooning in Europe) D.)
you remember that gorge up in tho
mountains, Arthur? Wasn't it just
lovely? Mr. F. You bet! 1 never
ate a sqiiarer meal.
Little Tommy "Can I eat another
piece of pic:'' Mamma twdio is some
thing of a purist) "I suppo e ou
can." Tommy (seeing the point)
"Well, may Ii" Mammn "No, dear,
you may not." Tommy "Plagun
A Painted lliainoinl.
Theie is one pawnbroker iu Washing
ton who has lost nil faith in human boii
cst'. Seveial mouths ago a libely
dressed man entered his shop nnd di-.
played a pair of diamond ear. in i.poii
which he desire I to s-cuic a loan. Tim
stoics had that peculiar biuisli- w bit i
color so highly pi i.-d among lovei of
diamonds, and the pawnbroker readily
alvanced him $250 ..n them, Tho
st ranger tl 'parted, ami in .hi' i.iir-o of
lime the pawnbroker tre-l to s. nf
thorn. He exhibited the diaiiion s to a
we'l-kuown dealer, who said if liny
would stand a test they were isily
worth sJt.M'O. The stones wen- re
moved from their settings anl placid
in a bottle of ale diol. Tin n thy wcro
shaken for about five in unit's, taken
out and carefully clean "1. From tho
beautiful bluish white th -y h i I become
ns yellow as the Chinese flag, anl wcro
not worth over $75. Tho expert said
afterwards: "Tneso stones were paint,
e l. Tac process is a very simple ono.
A small piece of indeliblj pencil is dis
solved in a teacupful of water. Tho
yellow diamond is then painted with a
fine camel's-hair brush dipped in tho
preparation, nil 1 tlio stone is allowed to
dry. The p.int will wear off in time,
but nothing will remove it quickly but
alcoh !. No reputable dealer will havo
anything to do with sirh stones, but. wo
have to keep a pretty slnrp look-out for
just uch tricks ns that one I exposed a
few moments ngo." Union Traveller,
A Neivspaper Hack.
For this rack two boards nre requited,
tho one forming the back a tizo larger
than the other. Tho smaller one should
be larger than a medium-sized newspa
per, lidded ns bought. Cover ono -Me)
of each board with satin or plush of any
shade liked, and work on smaller board
some pretty do ign. Line with a con
trasting shade of satino. Put bras
beaded tucks or small rings at equal
distamc apart, in at the sides, and
fasten the boards together hy narrow
ribbon bice 1 back and forth. Suspend
with a strong gilt cord attached to a
brass ring fastened at ta li upper cor.
ner. II liked, a gilt cold rimy be Used
for lacing niste.ul of the nbbou.
I'llit ec JSt'tJe.