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The Morning Rain.
W. J. l.AMI-loH.
If thcre'b anything delightful
In this fleeting villi- of tears;
Jf there's anything that's i-ipiul
To dispelling dmiM an-l fears;
If there's iiiiytliiiigi-i-stutii-,
Anything to sooth" our pain",
ll is dozing, gentle iloing,
Jn tin- morning wlu-n it ruii.
Ail tin- sky is gray above us.
And ties daylight on the town
Mines ln-iivy with its l-unl-'U
As tin- ruin i-oiiu-k pouring ilmva.
.Not iiwako, mul still not sleeping,
Wo .-uu hear tin- bt Ming rain,
In h fur "IT drc-iiuy murmur,
'l'limpping on tin- iii'l-iv pun".
Thoughts "1 iln, ami all its lining,
Willi a hayh.ilo, i-rown
Thoughts of night uinl all its drenniing
Of tin- gray i-loinls hanging down.
Cons ioii-ni- i- faintly breaking
Through tin- I wy silki-n chains,
Ami we i nt -h a glimpse of lli-iivi-ii
In 1 1 i ( I : i 1 1 wln-n it rains.
IfMmit ypf Press.
Miss Haines's Brother.
Although th- luiuli at Y.iH.-y City
Mas culled "I'll.- Vnll. v City Bunk"
mill ns ..iippo-e, tu In- n private insti
tution, it Was really "ilio of till! SeVCll
brunch hunks belonging tn a Sun
Francisco syndic, it- "if bankers. I was
simply in charge f it on ii moderate
(alary n n I under Iiohvv hotels, nml
li t I tin- credit of In iug it capitalist
where no credit n . lino. The syndic-ale
erected a iiiii -sti.iy building for
(In- hunk. Tin- limit of this was iitil. il
lo'i'iii tin- ii .mil way, uinl tin- rear was
divided int. i two in-'iiis. Oiii- wa.
Used lis ll private loom ill which
business tippet tabling t- tin- Iniiik
vvtis I rniisni h d ii ii I tin- ntlnr wiin
J 1 1 v bedroom. I was n young mini uinl
Mllglc, llllil I had lint nllly til lll-t IIH
president, carhicr uinl ti lli-r during
tin- ilay, Imt us watchman at night.
'Ill"1 only In Ip I Inc. I was ll hook-
l.tt'jiiT, llll'l III- Vt IIS nllly with 111"-
tin-. o Ii ill' .lays p.- week. Tin- n
1 1 1 it 1 1 1 I -1 nf his tinii- was 1 1 1 in wit Ii a
shipping lii in in tin- sniiio town.
Vnii w ill s.iy tin's was it curious way
of i milling a hunk, Imt I cull find
you ii ilni ii nf tli'iu in tin- territorial
tin lis of to-day i-'iinliu-ti-.l mi thr
nini.' primitive principles. I was do
ing; business with inn- six weeks ago
where tin- family kitchen was directly
in tin- rear nf tin- cashier's window,
K in 1 ii wi.iuaii who was cooking ilililii l'
li ft tin- limit Iryiiio mi tht- ntnvi tn
t-iuiio in uiiil i'hsIi ii i-lii-i-lv I'm- in.-. Alonx-Mih-
tli.- liiiioui-)iiiinf sufi- uiirt n triin-llU-
lu il, llllil nil tni nf 111.- sufi' itsi-lf
Whh n sini'lvi'il 1 1 .illl uinl ll sui-k nf llnlll'.
It was I'liuKili, uinl Ii. i I -;i K . . i iilt
It wiih llirnroil that I ha.l mly miii
ilalirr t.i fjristt i-.l iioiiinst. A toti;.'li
li t it ii milit ilrn in ki n i ii- ilny ami list
tin- lnilzh'H nf his jriiiis iiii tin- li'.lp
nf th- w iinlnw ami ni ih-r me tn puss
nut tin' innin-y in siolit. 'l'lii- sufi' was
always ki-pt Im-ki-il, uinl it wiih m-Mhiii
that I i-vi r hail in. no than SMM mit-niili-.
Tn iii-vi iit any i-it-i-imi-iit j,
how i-vi-r, I ouv it t lint I ha.l nr-
lanoi 'l a hliotnu l.fil t i-j-y just wln i-i- it
vvniilil "In tin- iiio.-l fiinnl, ami that ly
j'li ssiiin a lovi-r I i-oiihl lihiw tin- limly
i. I' any lanl, I ml in in tin .ni-li tin- front
wml.'W uinl i-l.'Ui' iK-rnss the stirit,
lilnl that In- wnlihl In- ili ii'l lit thi' cllil
nf Ins tiiyiijj.', llMnylinily ln-lii-vi-d
thi-. t i I it'll tn In- a fai-t, uinl solin- nn-li-
Wi ll- s.i timiil that I liml tn "In
liii.-.iiiiss with thiiii uwnjr fii.iu tln-wiii-ilow.
It wiih iinssly st imhiti.il in
my rmi I rni-t w it h tin- s iiilicnti- that if
1 i-i-i-i ivi il miy lliiiio -fur sal'"- ih-jmsit it
lull:. I he at tin- ri .li nf t!l ili'ii)sitiiis,
nml tin y iniist In- mi wuiinil in m-Mitn-i-.
I hail si-iiicil v imiii'iI for
lm-'iiiiss In fiiii- a "l.ii-u iiiiii in
tow n wnnti il tin- llsi- nf mil- sal'i-. As
VM- Wi ll- tn "In mnl'i- nl' li s:l lillsi ni ss
with tin In, I mill, I imt n-fiisi- to tuki
t -1 1 1 ' l"H IV chali' nf Mlllllltih- ill M Is
nml Mii iniis sums nf minify
Tin- liank hail l'i-- n I'lintlili iilmiit
thii c nii'tiths, wlii iimy lirntln r Tom,
Whllllllll In III tl'l.'0'll'll " ii-i n t . -r lit
Hiu' lli inl, Jotl mill s nuny, was trans
'i t Ii il ihn ll tn (iinlnl insniii!,', nllly
t. u milt s iiwuy, nml In- s i-il tin- litst
laMirulili- "'ni tiiiiity In i-i'tnc ilown
runl si r mo. I may ti ll ynu tli.it Turn
Ma-, il in. rhuiiii-al anil rli i t I i.-ul m-liitts,
liml is now living nil th rny ultit s n i . I
liilu fnr half M ilnili noil things.
V hi Ii In- had istti-.l fof it -oti.l(- f
liniits, and ho hud l.n.k.-il things nvt-r.
In- said :
Vnii ho-i-p hi-i-f, iindy.iii mi- hmili d
for Ih-iii-, Imt it wouldn't la- any tri.-k
nt nil for H shul i in n n t -1 i'Ii a n you out
It won't la- utiothiT thri-i- inniiths ln-f.-ri-
si'im lindy will try it mi.''
Well, you'll p-t a cull.-r in th
om nint; 'i.. lull. ly, an J tin- first thinn
voii know you'll L't t a iaji on tin' ln ud,
nml li.-fn'.' ymi i-niiic to In-'ll have
nnt iH 'l th"' sti'i- mul ski'i d ith yoiii
rush. It'u a oonilifnutinn, I mt-, Imt
if that can't lo hit it can 1 di ilh-d or
blown njK'ti. 1 think I'll niak-j
tliiiiKH a littli- mifi-r fnr ynu."
Tin- hunk had no ci-lhn-, Imt nsHtiitio
whs plenty Htnl enst only the lulmr nf
iimrryinj,', the valla were luiilt two
feet thiek. To p t In-low 111.- '4 'st
line they had t.i la- sunk nearly live
feet. The Kpnce enrlnsod 1 y the walla
was llinty soil, mt hard tluit a iek
oniild Hi-ari-i ly ilisturli it. Tin.' floor
of the lunik was ii little nmre than
four feet alinvi' the eiitth. Tom was
ill-out a week, wiukiiiK ut odd tinn s,
to fj'-t tilings in shnjii-. Hi- cut out n
traji ilnor in front nf the safe, lifiuiht
down wii-isand a luilti-ry, and w h.-n we
Lud finished we hud a enntiiviuu-e
whieh he iilnne hud JmUer over frnUl
(iiuinl Crossing. Jiy meansiif a sw iteh
up th r- In- i-oiihl sprintf tin; 1'olt of
tin- trap ilmir, nml tin- dnnr worked nil
a sprillK I" elnse the .-li i II Lf Hitili. A
Maple in the dnnr mid another in the
frame permitted tin- use of ii pi-jt, ho
tln re miht In- im fear of iiei-id.'iit dur
ing l.iisim s lumrs. The uiiili i'staiid
iiifr we had was that Tom shnilld ilro
that dnnr every hour In twi-i n S nVlock
at nilit uinl 7 tin- next iimniin and
the Kelii-nu- worked us easy us rolling
oll'a ln;r. 1'or tin- llr-t few nights tin-elii-k
of tin- holt woke me up as tin
ilnor fi ll. Imt after a time it failed to
pellet late my drowsy senses.
1 li.nl tn run tny lunik to suit tin1
enliveiiieiitv of the po.lilie, ami il was
llever closed before ti o'clock ill the
evening, it ii . i was often nn.-n until 7.
As ii nil"-, all pi-isotis who wished tn
Use tie- safe over niht fame ill be-
tneeii (I and 7. 1 jtave eiu-h niie a re
ceipt for whatever In- deposited, but
inadi' nn charo- w h-iti-v" r. Many uinl
many a iii.-hl that safe held .."i.tMltl
outside of hank luotiev, and on such
occasions I felt a bit proud at tin- cmi-tidi-nce
r.-p.in-il in m -.
Tom's t in) lei 1 lie.-ii working fnr a
month or nini"- wln-n I revived a
stinu-,'1- caller olio evening at ti.lltl. A
woman was by n mc.ins a ram wiht
in town, tlmu.oli they were none too
mi iii -r. ms, but this visitor of wmu wan
a y.ciu wniii in, stylislily dress.-d, ami
us pretty as a pea -h. I'll luliuit rtlit
here that I had u jitmpiujj of thclteiift
ut sK'ht of h -r, mid tint when she
smil.-I on me I was in h.nlly llu.-te n-il
an a boy caii;lit stealing -'.i. Slu
was frniii St. Ijoiiis, hIii: explained, uinl
hud come nut in search of a brother
wln was interested in a silver mine,
but h id iny.-t 't iniisly disappeared. She
would he at the lintel fnr H week or
two ami wished me to safe ilepnsit
.-fi'iilll in orei-nbii -ks. She pive me tin-niinn-
nf Miss Nellie Haines tn insert in
the receipt, and ymi will of course
smile in cnuteliipt when I admit that L
had tn fount that money three dill'or
eiit tinn stn make it fnmi-out straight.
I of course oll'ereil my assistance iu
tin- search for information, mul of
course aim nwcctly thanked me and
said she'd collie in again. She did
emue, anil when I saw her by day.
light I wns el. -mi gone. Itegular ease
of Invent first sight on my pint, and I
Im vi no lilnl-"- ectlses tn offer. I w rote
several letters for her, and tin- search
for the inissiiio brother was wi ll bo
guii. I'm- a week Miss Unite's dropped
into tin- bunk daily in search of lews,
uinl otu-evening "luring the interval I
puid her a fall at the lintel. Saturday
afel nnmi she sent lire a note saying
she had news nf her brntln r, and that
he wnlild be ilnwll finlil tie- tin UU tu i Us
nl., ml K n'clnck ill the evening. He
shnilld be very unxinus to go East by
the I ll o'clock t rain, and would I mind
if the two caiiie to the bank at K.I..
While slu- hud t" draw nut her money
it wits tin ire than likely that In- would
have a large deposit tn make. If she
hadn't mentioned this hitter circum
stance I shmild have taken her money
to the hotel, nini perhaps declared my
love. Saturday evening was always a
big evening w ith the bank, as a score
or more nf outsiders wanted the use of
the sul'e over Sunday. This Saturday
eveuiiu I had fully .?:(0,iim to take
i- ite i.f. I got rid of the last customer
by S o'clock, locked th safe door just
two minutes before Ti-ni sprang tin-trap-door,
and then sat down tn wait
fnr Miss Hiiitus and ln-r brother.
Promptly nil the quarti r hour there
wiei u knock at the dim!-, ami I opened
it and the pair walked in. Miss Haines
begun saying how greatly obliged they
were lis I turned tn shut the dnnr, utnl
hhi- was still talking w lu ll her "dear
brother" fetched me a clip over the
head with a sandbag, and I km-w tin
III". re for tifteell minutes. Wilt 11 I
opened my -yes again I hud been
drugged around tn the safe, was
tied hand and foot and "Mr. Haines "
and I were alone in tin- bank. He sat
on a chiiir smoking away us ivol us you
please and e i.f-ntly waiting for in-.- to
colli"- back to earth. He wns a iiiuti
about thirty ynra old, rather jjond
looking, Tint had a wicked look in li-u '
eyes. liven bil'.'ic he spoke I h i I lig-
11 red it all nut and I enl i .-.-. I how I had
been played for h ehump. It was jiM
H..'!il by t In-elnek w In n my i .itot-sai.l :
"Come to, have youV" Well, that's
what I was waiting for. I mint ynu
to opt ii this sal'.-. " ,
"I'll si t- yon in HaliliiN lir-t."
'doing toget inad nl. ut it, ate ymi?
I'm-got your keys, ymi see, Iml, nf ,
course, I don't know tin- eoiiibiniit ton.
You'll sum- me n li-.upol' trouble bv
working tin- inaehite iy. .n
your hands, but don t nttempt any
foolishness. I'm com.- I'm- tin- I die'
in the wife, mid I'm going to have it nt
'Put you'll get it with. mt any help
lb- 1. inked nt me a moment with an
evil eye ami then took troni his pocket
a gag made of u pine stick with u
string tied to each end. He rose up
as if he meant tn apply it, but chutigeil
Ilia inilul mid s.-it down an-l said:
"Sifter Nell said Vnll Welt- il Soft
one, but 1 hope you are not a fonl.
What's the use nf forcing nio to ex-
tretnes? Nnt a ilollar of this money
belongs to von. Jf vnii otieti the safe
we'll iiiuke an even divide of tin-
b lie, mid I cuii leave ynu bound
nml arrange things sous to make it
look straight to outsiders."
"Ami I won't."
"Then I'll compel ynu by torture
Alter I have h'-ld ll lighted .Nill'llo tn
the sides of your feet for livi-minutes
I think you'll listen to reason. It is
now H. I"), J'H experiment mi the com-
binntimi fnr tifteeii minutes. If I hit
it, nil right; if not, I'll Hud ii way to
make ynu open the dnnr!"
lb- knelt down iu front of the safe
dour, uinl, nf course, it was my object
to keep him there until the hands nf
the clock pointed tn t) and Tom shot
tin- bolt. Neither one of us uttered u
word fnr live minutes. Then I noticed
he whs getting impatient and said:
"No doubt you'll hit tin- combina
tion iu time, and that will be bad for
"How bad for you?" he queried.
"Why, even if you have nn- bound
ami gagged people w ill he suspicious
that it was a put-up job. If yon had
been obliged to use powder and drills
it would have been different."
"So you think I'll strike it. do you'."
"J hope not, but you go at it like a
man who has h, eti tln re before.
Where is Miss 1 1 a im s?"
".Miss Haines? Ha! ha! Im ! Miss
Haines left her kindest ii cai d . and
said she might call again I ( iood-looking
"I'll admit that, cm ii though she
worked thi. i job nn nn-. "
"Y-e-s, good looking girl and sharp
er than a steel trap. Sin- thinks a
heap of that missile- brother. Miss
Haines Ins! Tln re! I think I'm "
He thought ln-'d hit it, and In- was
Hot far out nf the way, but it wasn't
the hit he whs looking for. lirother
Tom was jn-.t a minute uln a I of time
in shooting tin- bolt. Tin- rol.b. r nf
tcretl a shout nml clutch. . I ut tin- air
us In- went down, and htshiel.. had
scarcely disappeared when the door
swung back and I was making tremen
dous i Molts tn get my tin in Is free.
They were tied at tie- wri-t-, uinl be
fore I had lon-ciicd them I had lolled
over uinl over on the Ilnor to reach the
staples and tin- peg and make tin- dnnr
fust. Three minutes later I had a free
hand tn cut the ropes binding my an
kles. It wasn't much of a fall t hrotigh
the trap, but the robber struck mi his
head and was stunned I'm- a minute.
When he caiiii- to he began cursing in
a w ny tn iiiuke my hair stand up, but I
paid no attention.
He hud brought two revolvers iind a
knife into the bunk, but he had taken
them off and laid thi-in mi u chair. I
picked up these ami left the place to
give the alariii, and I have still another
fnlifessimi to make to ynu. I knew !
that it whs a put up job nil the way I
through, and that ".Miss Nellie Haines''
whs a "piil" nf tin- man under th''
bank ll a-r. She was cniiseipit nlly a !
wicked nullum uinl desi iM-d im mercy . !
Call tn a f"l it' on will, but I said
not a word to unybn ly when I j;nt
outside au-1 made a bee line for the
lintel. She was ill the sit I ing-n . uu I
ready dressed tn ride down to lie- de- '
pot w lieu it w is time. Sin- was aloiic.
and when I ctitoreit tie- room sh.- ut-
t.-red a little slu iek nml almost fainted.
"W whi le is is my brother?" sin
finally asked us I sto.nl before In r.
"Safely trapped in the bank," I nn
'And you have come t arrest me'.'"
'No. 1 have com- to warn y.ui
that vnii mav save yourself. Hare
yi.il any money ?"
'Not more than three or four dol
"You have StiOll iu the safe. 1 hud
forgotten about that. I will briug it
''And my my br.-llc. l V"
"lb- will keep ulit i! y oil ii ! i:!i"',
mid then we'll take him nil' Mid send
him ( jail."
I n turned to th" bank mid got h-r
luoiny. I saw ln-r tike t In- ll-1 - 1 bus
to tin- depot. I wailed until llu-t.aili
had i-oiiie and gone, mid tln u I guvi;
tin- alarm, and got tin- robber t at an-l
jugged him. Later mi In- w.is s.-nt to
prisnti f..r eight years, ami tie- woman
I h ive ie mt hoard of Mm-.-. Why did
I ht IcT i-scipe? W. il, i In- was a
lm mi .in woman. That's tin- mily
excuse I , er had. Cliiea.-o 'l imes,
I'nliir Hears Keep Cool.
"It will surprise most people, " i aid
Superintend! tit A. K. I'.rnwii, nf the
Philadelphia .oological garden, t- a
Iteenrd man, "to loam that tin- polar
j l"'11' stainls tin- Imt weather nt tin- Hi'.'.'
; day s in this locality b.-tter than t'n
J African lion. On hot days tic- Ii nt
, will get oil' his f. d;th.- polar bear
will Imt. Tlu-tropical aiiimal-i in the
' garden, " f" mt i mt -d t h sitperi ntetnlen t ,
j " are t!i; t.m s nu-stly affected by tlm
' extrciim lu-at of mi l-uinun-r, straiigi:
j as it may appear. suppose thr.
I r--usmi of it is that tin- heat here it
; in re moist than ihatj.if tin-1 ropics. an I,
! as it were, of a diii'.-iviit churn, it r.
! Whatever innttilitv occurs uinoiig our
animals "luring n limited term i. mostly
iimnng the tropical animals, especially
tin- African. In hot weather I h ive
watched the polar bear go into bis
tank, mid tln-n, ttist I if lying in
I th"- shade, extend himself in the direct
rays of the sun, wh- ie the water on
his skill would evaporate. He found
out for himself, I sui.pose, that evapo
ration causes a I -wer temperature.
Again, it is somewhat astonishing, at
first, that our polar b.-ar should sutler
sometimes as he does from tin- severe
cold of winter. I have seen hint
shivering mi one of those bitterly cold
ilnys, when the sky was overladen nml
the air full of moisture. The moisture
was evidently what affected him. In
the Arctic regions it is so cold that tin
moisture is froen out )' the air.
Birds do not like th,-heat. It iniik. s
theiii pt reh with drooped wings. Heat
affects imt nnly the animals in the
garden but the finances of the garden
itself. A difference of ten degrees iu
the tliermnmcter, siiv if it is ninet; -live
instead of eighty-i'iM-. iiu-ausii Iosm
of several hundreds of dollars in mir
gate receipts for the day."
Yon Han't Im-I I he lark."
An old custom i. n.-e preluded in u
remote place of giv ing n clock to uuy
one w ho would truthfully swear he
had mill-led his own lei-mess uloue
for a year and a day, mi l had not
meddled with his lieighl.i i's. Many
euuie, but few, if any, gamed t lie prize,
which was more dillicult toi. in than
the I 'uiniiou tlileh nf In n. Tln.iigh
they swore mi the four liospels, and
held mil their hands iu certain hope,
some hitch was sure to be found some
where; mid for all their ns -ot rations
the clock remained Mationai mi its
sh. lf. Ho one being abb- to prove his
absolute immunity from uncalled-for
interference iu things not in any way
concerning himself. At hist a young
mail esnie with a perfectly clean re
cord, and the clock seemed Us if it was
nt last about to change owners. Tin n
said the custodian, "till! a yiunig
man whs here yesterday, and mini
mighty sure ho wan going to have the
clock, but ho didn't." Said the young
man seeking the prize. "And why
didn't he get it?" " 'What's that to
you?" snapped nut the custodian ;
" that's lint your business, and, you
don't got the clock."- - New York lbs
patch. K.arly Mention of Niagara Calls.
The first historical notices of N ing n a
Falls nre given iu la-scni -hot's i.-enid
nf the M-colul nyiii.-o nf ,!noin . ( 'art n r,
ill the year .":(.".. ( u the maps pub.
lisln-d to illustrate Ch .niphiin's discov
eries (date on mapsi it In r bailor I'll 1 1
the falls ale indicated by u cross, but
in. description of the woinlol -fu I cut a met
is giM ll, and the l i st eci,-iii.,j1M
authorities li lie: to-day doubt if the
explorer mentioned ever saw the falls,
ItriiisouV woi k to the contrary imt
w it Itstlllnilllg. Father Hellln pill Is
believed to hii. w ritlci the lir-t do
script loll n f t In- falls that was cm r
( penned by oin- win. had pcisnn tlly is
I lie. I the spot. The editor of " Notes j
for the Curious" owns a map, dated.
I Ili"i7, which does not figure eitner the ,
I (in at I, ukes or th" fulls. St. Louis
A Kan World's Fair Souvenir. !
Prown "Ihinryoii have been at
the Fair. I suppose ynu brought
hoiiii a souvenir?" I
Jolies "Voll bet 1 did aud ll laru
Brown "What was it?"
Jones "A dollar I took out with
Contents of the Convent of La Rab
ida, at the Fair,
Menii.'nl oas of t ho Great Discover
er on Exhibition.
In tin- southeastern part of the Fair
(rounds, on the shore of Lake Michi
gan and in a comparatively isolated
spot, stands tin. foiivi.-nt of I.u
This quaint and old-fashioned build
ing is a facsiniihi of the original mon
astery erected near Pulos, Spain,
about the Second Century. It whm
w ithin the kindly protecting wulls of
this convent that Columbus, discour
aged and disappointed with the people
who gave to his ideas such little cre
dence, sought seclusion ami retirement
from the world ; and it was from this
monastery that there came the good
priest Father de Marchi tin. who, be
coming interested in the progressive
id-as of the vvntlld-be discoverer of
new worlds, used his influence with
t.bl'-cti Isabella ill behalf of his poor
guest. The result of this iujlilclico
the whole World knows.
Within this convent of La Pnbida
lire to be found smue nf the most in
teresting and valuable relies nf Colum
bus in existence. These hnve been
gathered from every quarter of th--globe.
Among the nmst valuable nn
original manuscripts or eoimui-.-iotiK
given to Cnluinbus in M'.fJ by Ferdi
nand and Isabella appointing him
(irand Admiral nf the nci au seas, Yiee
j King and (lovi-rimr ticiieinl of all tin
j lauds he should discover. This docu
' im-iit is dated ( i rauinlii, April .'M, I IVJ,
j find is signed "l the King" mul "I tin
j (iii-eti," and shows that they must
have given more tliuii ordinary eii -.
deuce to Columbus' ideas of n Hew
j To the student of history who hues
j to scan ii li.l learn from that im.-t
. closely connected with the individiinl-
i ity of the man himself, the letters ami
, will nf Columbus, to which nre nt-
; tachcil his signatures, nre perhaps the
most interesting. There nre in nil
nver l-Jt't of these manuscripts, some
! of which bear translations and oth.-is
' of which no translations arc given.
i l'hi' manuscripts ami other relies are
, carefully guarded by a body nf
I'lieh- Sam's infant ry, whose wiitehful-
1 less mid cure ns well as their
: politeness uinl atfability are imt iceubl-,
in marked contrast to the civilian or
' ( 'oliimbian ( iiiai il in the other build
ings. j Autograph letters written by Coliiiu
' bus to his sou 1 'it-go and to llev.
j Father Don (inspar de his Ciievas, iu
some of which the great explorer e
I presses a dissatisfied ambition, form
! interesting rending. Tin- autographic
j si litem en t by Columbus of gold brought
I from the new country uinl sold by him
. in Castile is also show n.
In this same l-u'liling nre to be seen
the Yaliean exhibits of relics loaned
by Pope Leo. Among this i-ollectioti
n letter frmn Pope Nicholas Y., dated
at Itoim, September 'Jl, HIM, ad
dr ice I to th.-. li i.sh bishops of Skah-h-ll
ii ji 1 1 Holar, containing reference
to the church in C.reeiiland, is perhaps
tin- most interesting. The bull nf
Alexander V., to thi- si-veri-iis Ferdi
nand IHld i-nl'i Iiu, ilnteil May :t, 1 I'.'.'t.
which relates to the rii alries between
Sj iiin ami poitu-jul regarding their
voyages of disciiM iy, is niiothi r inter
esting ami time wot u document.
Numerous eurty maps of the new
country, slut. -Ins of its inhabitant;.,
along with an endless number of pic.
tuns ii in! puintiiiL's of Cnluinbus, u
copy of Ptolemy's Cosmographia,
I I To, edition mi .1 by . In m I ms on his
fn-t oya-.f ; tin- ... to which Colum
bus was chained iu the dun-con at
S anto llomiligo . stotn s from the reiiis
of the first city of the New World :
old doors IU. iii the house iu which
Columbus Iim iI ; im anchor which was
found at Santo llomiligo -unl supposed
to be tl os lo the discoverer ;
(.. ,.M bells, the first which riin
t lull' ii 1 1 1 1 ii ins. in tin- in w world, an
ii in. 'iiu the l.ni'iT r. lies exhibited in
the building I. ii Kal'i.hi. - jSt. Louis
P.. public, j
( liini-sc I'tipiil.ir Literature nt the
Tie- peculiar notions elitei tinned by
the Chun se ill i. ill gods, ghosts Htnl genii
nr.- well exi inplilied in their popular
literature, of which a special collection.
Covering h large variety of subjects mul
embracing examples of most of the
books sold in their simps here, is ex
hibited. About all of the immigrants nre able
to read. and write a little. Novels are
their favorite literature and their he
roes and heroines are well-known pi r
lonages indeed. It is their images that
ire sold ill the thq ii. Aluudjj thuui
Sfe the Light fleliii, tho warlike hero
ine MiA Kwar Ying and ln-r husbaud.
Yluiig'fiiiig Po, nml Kwiinyin, the (lod
iless of Mt.-cy. They add tln ir em
blems from thu docn rations of much
of the Chiin-s.' porcelain. Tiny livi d
when on earth nnmiig tie- hills mul
grottoes of Southern China, and tln ir
legends cluster thick aioiiml the old
hollies of these pie. The story
book, w ith their constant lepi titioii.
and innumerable episodes, prove tire
s.. iiie to Western minds, but what rich
treasures they contain of lore that de
lights the students of manners nml an
tique customs. This literature has a
practical side as well.
Apart from the romaiici smel in-tiolo-gi-s,
tin- song-bonks and tnatisesoti
fortune-ti llingand goomniiev. there ai,e
simple arithmetics, for tie nbiu-ii-.
coinpeiuliiims nf history, heilads im I
medical linlul-books, Th- decline' is
sold w illi each ii en rii ng new y nr at 1
coiii-s with re-lietii.is of the good
uinl hud fortune attending vai ioiis en
terprises for each day in the year.
What a wan hors,. ,.f folk lore this
thick o. -1 u v Milium- with its pat I i -colored
imprint in n '!, bhu-k, gn-i n nml
yelloii, nml its eurioiis picture: of the
fuge ( 'on fin-ins, Chi ling T'in S, the
secret a ry of In iim ti, b-rn.s t.r t!i.
who "-uu ri-ad its m II or.leii I page.
They are lu-t ileliei-'iit in tin- i luh- t
moral tenehiligs. The Chile s- copy-
books, like those of our own i el I .,
nre si t with giil'li-n precept-, ami tin
inilili'liee of lileialure. apail from the
hovi Is, many of whieh ate comb in m il,
is exerted for win t is deemed bed. if
imt for the individuiil surely fm- th.
general uelfnv of the nut ion. -,( hi
c ago Tribum -
Tln- Sc i ( nw ISirtl.
This iliniinutiv e little en it t nre
only about six inch" long is neatly
in-rayed iu brown upon tic-upper parts,
black nml white uiidi-rm-uth, upon tin
throat iqipi-ai-itig th- thfet.- distinctive
collars, first of black, then of whit" ,
tln u of black again. Sea-cow, or, in
Boer hutch, "Zee-ko"-." istll-l-ololiial
tiniiie for tiie hippopotamus, mi l the
treble-collared plover takes its colon
ial dei-igniit ion (sen-cow birdi from iis
frequent habit of at tending! In un w ii My
Behemoth. Punning about the back
nml head of that amphibian, picking
oil' insects and ntln r odds and etnls,
this little plover seems perfectly at
home, while the sea-ct.w apparently
accepts its ollices in good part.
This friendship bitwitu will mil
often fierce quadrupeds and small birth,
is of common occurrence in Africa ami
other countries ; tin- rhinoceros, the
bullitlo, and the liurcheH's zebra,
aiming others, all having their peculiar
feathered nttendalits. Tin sea-cnw '
bird unlesR when actually in attend- j
niice upon its big friend betrays
in me of t hi' jealousy or restlessness iq
tin-sight of mankind so often noticeable
iu otlu-r member- of tin- family ; mi l
1 have had no trouble in approaching
quitu clos-ly to tin- birds us they led
fearlessly in tin- sh illow- and upon the
in ml tints of Africa u " h-is " imd rii its
The spur-winged plover is itself n
well-known atletelaiit upon theeroeo-
lih-, filtering its mouth, a.- it lies w tth it
jawswide open, and demising it nl
leeches nil 1 other p.ii'a -iit-s. It serni.
to be How well recogiii -.. ,1 that the
Trochilos of Herodotus who tirsj
chronicled hi friendship between bird j
and crocodile . im other than tin
spui -w inged plover. Chanib, i
.1 . .iiriii.l.
V Man's lb-ill Fife is i:i Mis Piea-ir.es.
For it is iu his plea-ni-es that a man
really lives, il i- from hi- leisure Unit
he constructs tin- true 1'nbric of self.
Perhaps Ciuiries Lamb's f -Mow ch i k.
thoiight that beeaii-e his days were
pi nl at u desk iii tie Ivi-t 1 1 1 1 i ti House,
he, life was spent tln re too. II is lil
w, is far remote from that routin- o!
labor; built up of g, ild.-n iimmeiits o!
respite, i tiri.-h -d with joys, ehasteiiii'
by sorrow s, v i il'n-d by iiupulses that
h el lm filiation with hi- .Inilv toil
.- l-',,r lb. .time that a lion. ttc.v ....IF I
hi.- own," he writes to Word .won h
- tli it is hi- life." The Lamb wh
worked ill the I in 1 in House, mil nlr)
had " im skill in tiguns," has jms-i d
iiwuy, and is to-day but it shadow ami
H inline. The Lamb of the " Essays'
mul the " L. iters " lives for us now,
and adds each year his generous share
t i tin- innocent gayt ty of the world.
This is the Lamb who said. " Kide-H
lire chielly good because the give ill
time," and who sighed for ll little snr
that he might christen him Nothing
to-do, ntt l permit him to do nothing
A Whole lbi) Aparl.
Hermird "Why nre ymi sail, Mabel,
Mabel "I was just thinking, dear
est, that this was the lust evening we
could be together uutii to-morrow,"
Vespers and .Matins.
f- .ft ii n! slow,
f iniit uinl low,
Slugs the lii-riuit thrash i!si-viiiiii lullnl.y;
(in nliir.-h twig swinging.
Toils ii"' 1 nil' sillgillt'.
Softer yet slower.
Fainter yet lower
Iting the lii-ll-liki- notes till all tin' echoes ill",
'fill tin. hush of slumber
Prow n. the drowsy numbers.
Til! tin- sietqi of s.e-reil sili-te'i' P-nls tin
S .on as light
i:-.iirsing nil the Ian. I- mul waters o'er,
With tin- days ilr-l breaking,
I'rum th-lr sli.mU-r- waking
( 'hti p, cheep ;
'"''i'- r'"'i'. -
In a l iir-l r.f gliclne.
I if .--lati.- tiui'lli' .
All tin bir-'.s t-gi-lla-r their ngs -f grtting
I'-nr tln-ir -'ills in singing
Till tin' W"ii'l- hit ringing
A- II -ii ea-t.-rn li'T-l- r- day ha i in-vr
- Isaac Cas.-I'.I i I'hoatk.
Bad hiibits 'i i: on garb.
Smne limbs of tin- law never branch
No difference how you piny thegmiu;
of life, ymi are sure to lose.
1 "ii null ii'ii ns it may seem, it is al
ways to ii man's credit to pay cash.
lie ' iiu land th. dudes make in'
till-. I." She "Ami at sea the swell.!
miiki- me sick. "
After tin- honeymoon. She (sweetly)
"What would living be w it hout mu?"
lb- I'-looiuily , "Cheapi r."
Asa ule tlior.'iighiu hi is desirable.
But many a grocer Ire. succeeded
through hi- h.ill'w. i'-h methods.
Mrs. Neighbob "Why ,1.. ymi call
.bc k 'The Fi-heri,imiV d.-s - "Be-ciiin-lii-
incr goes awav without ii
'I'h- re is iiothiiig that so im-ionses a
man's de-ire to work in tlm garden as
the di -eo t icy tint hi. wile has mis
place. 1 the ink,'.
'Tun" i- in-inn ." said tli.- youth,
"I kii-w ll te : 1 1 v gain."
Thi'ii, h.ouig i-e:,li.-..-. th" truth.
II"- p.iw i,e 1 In- wal.-h an. I rlmm.
"What, in y.uir opinion, i.-t he be.-.t
thing about early ris.'igV" a-ked thn
athletic young man. "Hearing sunn
other fellow describe it," was th" re
ply. Maud "How do ymi lik,. (he m-w
way I do my I '" Flunk .wanting
to say s., m i thing a II leu la rly nice) -"Why
ymi look at I. ii-t thirty years
Pelli loie "U lint N Ills pet 1111111-'
foryou?" I'er.lita "He. alls me Ins
'doe,' bi call-e I am So Mln lld
-otitic." p, ii- l".e - And what do
lou fill I im''" I'erdila "I call him
lliy dough," b -eii'ls. Ie I- so si.lt."
"That yoilli-: won, uu who oidcled
ici' cl eain In . I'a::il- il." s ml th.- wail.-r.
"W. li. d.., t y.oi ,,,w , n.,,,g .,
bring her t..'.-" u-k.- I lie pi. .pi n t..! .
And tin wail. I W, ,t b ,ck t-. lie- h-.i
in the wall an-l . I,l, 'Main il
A tailor call. I ,oi the M.iing ( ',,.,i,t
C. to dele lid pa. in. i.t ,.f ah old in'
Count, but th imp- 1 1 ; I nt ,. I l , . i was
unable t.. satisfy the .h m-ind "I Ins
tailor, w h II--.1 ..ut -I.t no- (. II
y oil t hat I am 1 11 - I . t hi,, bin in. ,
ye-, thoroughly 1 1 . I ' I'. unit C.
(lo his vaiel ; ' '.I- din, hi i ng the g.-u
tii-uian a chair.
Dili ot lit eii-.-uie Hie oheel.
Sei nil day - n-. . t we . ei ie- men. who
measure call binn; th- day, each
hired a bicycle and 1 1 him-. -It ,.r a
spin up the country. It w.i . mi th-i
Sabbath, and about ten mil. - from tlei
city tin- .-yi-lir t ..- i,l.-I o h.iM- a r,
Olio dislniici il ti tin r nboiit :tilil
y n 1 1 1 -, nml in tummy n bad m i' of
il lane collapsed over a leap of '-t.iie.
The wheel was i hiie'l i-lui I nml the
lid. f whs irn 1 1'leMibly mixed ainoii
the sinikis. An aged wom,,i, who
happened to be pa-. .,.: w-e. 111. t at tlei
turn in tin- r.ni I by cj 1 1. No. -j.
"My good woman, have ymi si t n a
yoii'.ig man mi u bicycle arouud here''''
"Na, na," said tin mi "but I
saw a young iiiaii up tin- load a (-j-i II
who wiih sitting on iiu- heath mendin'
unibielhis." Courier .loiirmd.
How To Trent Burns.
A free application of soft su,p to a
burn almost instantly removes tin- lire
frmn the flesh. If tin- injury is very
severe, follow this applieatii n with
one of linseed ml mul ilmd over with
dry flour. When this dries repeat tlm
oil and flour until n good coating has
been formed. Let this remain until it
crucks ainl falls off iu a davnrtno.
A new skin will have formed w hi re Hut
old mis burned off. Fnr a slight bum
make a poultico of Indian meal cov
ered with young; Hysuu tea, and moist
en with hot water.