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The Peace r Home.
It iMIIH'a t- llli' often ill Sili'l ,
Win. ii (hi- lir.-light sputt. rs low.
When tin- bl.i'-k, tim-ortuiii shadows
S'-i-ui wraith -f tin- I imu ug.
It inn'-!) with ii t ! i 1 nf hi- .rt-a-h.v,
Tluil thrills ea -h puls-n,- ,ein,
I'll" "lil, iiiniiii't longing
I-'.ir tin- ii -i- of limiii- again.
1 am si.-k nf tin- ma-- of i-iOcs.
Aii-I nf fu-i-s i-olil ami sirnngi-;
I kimw where tln-rc's warmth nf w-l.'m.
Ami my sweeping fam-ies range
lia-'k to tin- .humid lionn-sti-ii-l
Willi a yci ruing s -ii of -1 i r i :
Hut tears will give j -l;n-- to singing,
Wln-ii tin- p -a I- of hi inn- conies again.
When tin- n-a f lioaii- come" there's
That in-vi-r may ilii- away,
in I it seems that tin- linmls of ungols
in a my-il i-' harp at play,
llavi- toiii'lu-il with n y -arn'ii gladui-4
(in a Ii -.iiitifiil, I'roki-ii -train,
ad my In art li--:i!s thin- to til" im-asu
V li.'n Die j,i-a f ho, in- cmues again.
) It-i-li' of my !:i -ki'iiuig win-low
Is tin- great world's crash aa-l ilin,
Ami slowly lln- ,-tut :nn shadows
I 'mill- drifting, drill ing in.
Sol'I'iiiL.'. tin- night wind murmur-',
T- tin- spla-h of tin- autumn rain.
While I ilr.-.-oii of gla -l-nnn1 greeting-i,
Wlii-i th- .i-a if h-iiiii-i-oni--. again.
- Olive V. lii-rk -.
THE ARTIST'3 MODEL.
' Now," sniil Richard Lucy, witli u
sit-h which ili'iiuti-il iiiti-iiK.-jnv, " in v
rliiiiii-i has coin'- at !m-t !''
He threw .low u tin- letter it ii I re
lighted his pipe, smiling quietly In
him If. An 1 1 1 1 1 friend of his, who
llll'l III die groat t'll II I : - Ulnl Siilne llli'lleV
n n novelist, Edmund Sli. 11. n tn wit,
h id select. -.1 liini tn i II H it rn t an od it ion
il liiv nf his 1'atin'iii. novel, "C'lnii-
LlgolnW ," w hii-h X nil ll-lV"' IH llnlll't
lead, llll'l h i I olVored very lil'crai
f.Tllls. Il-To ihii. the UJipi it mi it v fr
vi 1 1 i-1 1 Richard Lucy hud been waiting
t Vel- since lie mini- tn London, II youth
(if Seellteell, IllnlV tllllll tt'U VCHTS
lie was ii struggling artist, who
painted pictures (which never sold) in
tin- diivt inn-, aiel eanieil his lireiul ami
cheese nt night by designing for tin
stationary trade, 11 1 1 I such bliiok-uiid
White as he Ci.ilM get ,,i,l of. He
d tn nial.e admit S7nO. a year, ;
((Met hi I'd nf v hieh Wei it fnr the relit of
tin- o 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 , bare studio ill which he
worked, and the little deil-rnoiii at
tached in which he slept. The pur
chase of inati rials exhausted another
third, and on the reiuaiiiin he
lived, but did not ornvv fat.
I'nloss he could ill smne way arrest
th-atte.itini. ol the pudlic lie .,iil.l :
probably remain all his life an ill-paid !
designer. True, by smne freak of
fortune. nf his pictures W '""'''
lieeii exhibited at the Royal Academy
Hut it was "skied, imt u single critic
.1 ii, j'ioiiii'- ii iii j
..M.ieiiius,raic,i caiumgues. Lr.veii imw
he was in debt for its very gmgem.s
Hut silli ly fate smiled at last. All
illustrator of a celebrate I novel he
could not fail to be talked about. He
must at mice consider what models he
would require fnr tin- work. If he :
Could only - - I
A timid rat-tat at the door interrupted
Lis soliloquy, "('mucin.' !
A tall young girl stood before him.
She was not exact Iv beautiful, but with
iui artist's instinct, he at mice imticed
th tine puis.- of her head and her
phapely hand. She was meanly dressed
ami she hesitated.
"(bind iiinriiiug," he r-aid, nt length. I
Mi. del" j
She maided gravely and banded him
Jl card. "Mary Rlaekwood " was the j
inline it bore. Evidently she was a '
beginner at the bii-.iuess. The old i
bands never called mi him, I'm- they i
knew his means would not allow him
tn cngicjc a model, except very neeas
imialU. Resides, her manner seemed
V indicate that she Imd never been in- i
laid-! a studio before. He was
rafh.-r attracted by h--r erect bearing
Hhd simple air. Models are usually in- j
flilied to be stagey. I
"Well, 1 may be wanting a model ,
fdmitly," l.acysaid; "may I ask what '
vmir terms arc !" j
She stated thein. They were ridicu
" Perhaps vnu could coll to-morrow, J
imd I could t hen say w In 1 her ymi would
i.c likely to suit me." j
" Very good, sir. I will call at two
'clock. Thank ymi." And wilh a
quiet "( bind iiiorniug " and another
THVe little 11. nl she was gone.
Sunn afterwards lie caught himself
trying to imitate her .1. liciniisly low
voice. Slu- ought, he said tn himself,
tn make an admirable mndel fnr Clair
When Richard Lacy had Imd three
fritting from Mary Rlaekwood, ho be
fjati tn won. I. r how in the world he
would have got on without her. Not
only had she read "Clair lligelnw," j
but she seemed thoroughly to under-
it in-! tin' somewhat difficult charm -lor
of Cluir. She was over reudy' vvith use -
Jul suggestions. He admitted tn him-
Kelt' that she really inspired his pencil,
He. looked forward vv ith eagerness tn
ber visits. Nut that they were pint-
ii-ularly livi-ly iilVail-M. Miss lilackwnnd
Hpoki- only in occasion dcniandcd, mid
1iiey was not one nf those altistK w ho
can talk imd work tsiiniiltiiiti'iiiisly.
From chance leinarks he triitlu red
that kIic hud no relations, and that she.
lived with a friend older than ImthcK,
hn was alsn a mndel, and who hal
persuaded her tn follow the same call
in";. He also learnt that his was the
first studio in which she bail wit.
One day when she mine he was ,
most prnsti ati-d by a more than mi
usual'y severe headache, a complaint
from which he frequently siill'ered. Id
the middle of the morning's work she
suddenly jumped up.
" Why, Mr. Lacy you are ill!," she
"Only one of my headaches," lie
said, faintly and wearily. " Vnu ktmw
I often have them, lint I think I will
sit down a bit "
Then he fainted.
Win n he recovered consciousness he
found himself I vi ti n the nnlr couch
which the studin boasted, while Mary
Hlackwood stood over him with a bot
tle of Mlll'Ilillir sails.
"Where do ymi keep the tea?" she
asked, with ii smile. " I must make
yon a cup nt mice."
Me pointed tn a cuphnnrd.
Years afterwarils he reiiiemliereil
the quiet joy w ith which he watched
her quick, rai-i-lul moveinents as sin
set admit preparing that tea. To a
in in acciistiuiieil tn liviiio alone and
i iiif I'm-himself " nothiiio is ninie
delicious than the siht nf a chariuiii.
and symi'ath-tie wninan pi-rfnriniii";
those simple dmiiestie nUices which an
unkind fate has compelled him to do
(how cliuusilyi for hiiuself.
" liy the way," Lucy said as In- con
tentedly sipped the tea, " how cinne 1
on this conchy"
" I carried you tlicre," said Mary,
with a siispicimi nf red in In-r cheeks.
"Oh cr I see!"
I nursed in v neither f..r three veals
i.f,,r,. h,.. died, and I kin.w what to
i dn ; and you aren't v cry heavy."
" Ear ton heavy for your strength."
be said. And then lie thanked her
j quite prettily, and she said that really
! it was nnthiiii;.
Really it was a very great deal.
I Ermu that dav thev were mi Linger
js( tI1,, ,,,, ,lllt vh. ei,.UiUm
jti,.llIir1 Js1I(l,ll.,Ilv ,is.-..vt-i.-.l that it
W1H ......cssarv fnr Marv to sit four tint, s
week instead nf three. Heexplained
(k, ilM-! he would have ,1
, dilliculty iu tiui,hing the drawings dy
, the appointed tin,.-. Then he said he j
w. 'lild like tn paint her portrait as
, .. n,ir lgelnw " for th.
4 .... 1 1
emiple of ;
" Rut how about finishing the drnvv
illgn fn- the b.mk?" she questioned,
with a laughing glance from beneath
lu-r long eye-lashes.
"Well, I think that painting a por
trait of ymi would help me considerably
I with the black-and-white work. It's
l ather dillicult to explain," he lidded,
after a pause, "but I'm sure it would
Muitesn. I think I understand,"
she replied, sweetly.
No doubt she did.
It was admit this time that Richard
found he could talk and work as well.
They discussed everything; and tin
man discovered to his surprise that in
all domains nf klmwlcdgv niitside art,
the woman was his equal. It was re
markable (hat their discussions never
elided with Ihe sittings. Richard said
that perhaps if he took more exercise
he might have less hen laches, and so
he fell illt. i the habit of escorting her
tn her rooms, and cv.-u at her door he
remembered many things that he want
ed to say. During one of these walks
Mary remarked that the portrait was
m arly cmnplet.-.l.
" Of course ymi will call it "Clair
lligelnw ?" she said.
"Yes; I suppose I lllllst," was till!
reply, "bill I could suggest at least
two better titles."
" Im 1 1 ! And may I a-k what
" Well, one is ' The I learest 4 1 i i-l in
the World,' and the other : Portrait
of the Artist's Wife." "
She whs silent. It was dark, and
the load was deserted. His arm crept !
round ber waist. She Linked up, and J
her lips met his, descending tn meet
And sn it vns m ranged.
The picture, d.-ing Ht last finislr.-d,
was dispatched with much tremdUng.
Richard said it ought tn be accepted,
the subject was sn line. Mnrv niiid it
ought tn be accepted, the handling was
mo masterly. Tin -y were both right,
The eagerly-expected and mueh-
! prised varnishing ticket duly arrived,
'"it Lucy was unable to make use of it,
iu Hpitc of Mary's nursing. His at-
' tackH nf headache had lately become
limn- frequent ah. I more severe, and
. "i the eventful day lie was incapiilih-
nf movement. It nccurrcd tn Mary
that he niiflit tn see a dnctnr. The
j dnctnr ernsK-eMtiniiieil him clnsely, ami
then said, " J think vmir ln-st cmii se
' into consult tin oculist."
" I can see perfectly well," Lucy
snid. withsmne astniiiidiineiit.
" I know you can imu," the dm-tnr
Sliswel-ed; "but I feel cn, inced tha'
Aintr headaches pr llrmu weakness
of the cycH. "
Kichard's lunw became claiiimv
j He said nothing admit it tn Mary, and
j went privily to a great specialist iu
" Vim must have iidsoliite rest for
, two or three years," said the jn-cat
' lint 1 can't 1 must live !"
' If you dmi'l rest, you will be blind
before vnu are thirty-live."
Every word knocked heavily at his
heart, and li- left tin- coiisiiltiiif;-romti
in a maze. With ureat dilliculty he
pitheieilsullicient cmn-axe In t. ll:Mary.
Sin- remained silent a little.
" Then, of course, ymi must
vmir poor i-vi-H a rest, dear,"
" I'.iit linwV"
"Well, ymi will have tin- ney fnr
the 'Clair Inm-lnw' drawings, perhaps
the picture will sell. Sal lie is sure
to buy it."
" The mmiey for the drawings won't
last six months, and pictures dy un
known artists never sell."
"Theiiliow dn uiiklmwii artists de
ciime know ii artists?"
" It's a mystery. Mow dues a chry
salis 1 nine a diitterth V
" Well, 1 can earn a little." Sln
was determined tn keep cheerful fnr
lie clnsed her mouth witli a kiss.
" Xii!" he said, "I shall ffive my- '
self six months holiday ; that is all I
can ali'nrd. ml then I must begin
again mul take my chances. Perhaps
the doctors arc mistaken. They often
"Yes, very often,'' cchneil Mary.
With a smile and a glance which ex
pressed lu-r sympathy better than any
wnrds cniilil, she left him. When she
was alnne she began tn cry very
Poor fellow !
It was tin- day of the I'rivute View,
and Lacy sat in his studio wondering
if any among the brilliant crowd at
Jiiirliugton House Im-l cast a passing
,,,,.,, ,lt his picture. Th.' dav wore :
Tovvlirds dusk a telegram' m ,
replv paid. ' What in name and
, dress." it ran. "ofladvwhn sat fnr
,., . , 5, k j.-f.dlitt. j,.,,.
.. - .1 i
Now, everyone knew Mark Ffollitt.
He was the solicit. ir, and acted for
half the aristocracy. His was a famil
iar ligure iu artistic and theatrical cir
cles. Of course In- hud atteiited the
What could it mean?
Lacy telegraphed back the required
He went to s.-c Mary next morning.
"Richard, dear," she began almost
imnr-diately, " I know I'm a brazen
minx, but I think we might tn get
' married at mice. Th- n I can keep an
! eye mi ymi to see that ymi don't work."
j " Don't joke, dour girl," he said,
I -.villi a tremor in his voice. " I've been
j thinking, and I've made up my mind
I that I might tn release you, us there's
i no prospect of my being aid.- tn keep
j even myself, tn say nothing of a fam
1 " Then I shall sue you for damages
f ir dr. ueh nf promise."
I " Richard seemed to de ill 1111 uin.nl
! for pleasantry, and looked nut of the
j Mary went softly up tn him, and
showed him a letter which she hud that
! 1 ning received fl 1 Mr. Mark
I Ffollitt, of Red loi-.l Row. Il set forth,
' W ith the usual legal I'ni'mality nf
I phrase, Imw the writer, catching sight
of Mr. Lucy's picture at the am h-my,
had la-en astoinsiieii at tn.- likeness
which it bore to 11 Miss N'mris, who,
t weiity ears since, had several times
visited his ollice iu company with her
uncle, Sir .lames Morris, who was an
old client of his; tint Sir dames Mor
ris hud died about a year ago, intes
tate; that it had been di -covered that
the deceased left no relations except
his niece, and that the hitter had mar
ried 11 gentleman named Rluckwnnd,
and subsequently died leaving a daugh
ter ; that Mr. Ff-.lhtt Imd hitherto
been 11 liable, to trace the issue nf this
marriage; and, liually, that he was
convinced that the origiual nf "Clair
Ingelnw" must be the daughter of
Mrs. Rluckwnnd, and heiress to $150,
000 and a oouutrj house.
" I remember," said Mary, wheu
1 Richard read the letter, "that mother
used tn incut inn her imcle. Sir Juiucs,
Hninetiiues, and tell inc Imw rich ho
! was. 'J'hat was after father died," nho
thoughtfully, "and we were
j very pnnr then."
j " Mary," llichard said, -'accept my
, cniiiratnlatinns. lint nf i nurse a girl
I w jth Jlnll.Olll) and an aiieestial hall
wmi't throw herself aniiv
ni a peiilil-
" Won't she?" whs tie- ivi
kiss nioliielital ily stopped the progress
of tin-conversation, '.lust try her."
lUcliai'd had a hnli'hiv extending
over three years, and -n .-,i -1 his eye
sight, lb- puts A. Ii. A. after his
name imw. and paints portraits for
So, (Hill apiece, lint Mary always tell
the children that tie-last port rait their
father ever did was lh.it of " Clair lu
gelow ." Yallkeo liliide.
"Stickers" on Silver Coins.
"Stii-kel's" are j.riviii the ,'nvelll
meiit a lot of b.ither. I'liev are circu
lar bits of paper w it h advert iselllelltS
oil tin- face and milcila re on the hack.
Made by Die lick of tie- tnliifilo to ad-
' li--r- tn tin
lever f a silver dollar,
one of these little plasters is just dio
enough tn tit inside nf the milled rim.
They have dooii coining widely into
use iu tin- West and South. Every
time a merchant receives a en rt w heel
dollar in the win nf business he slaps
u sticker upiin it. which reads, "Take
me back I i J!:i;j-.'s' cln-ap furniture
house, where ynll 1,'et the bluest V III lie
fnr cash." or, -'Hi turn im- tn Smis,
the ilryniiils 1 1 1 m 1 1 , and I will fetch a
This biff, tiiniis idea is enpv righted
by a Coin in dil.-. man, who prints and
supplies the einMi, i stickers tn mer
chants lit hi lunch a thousand. His
circulars, distriduted brmidcast over
the country, sui'est li-r shnpk.eiers
had better make haste to avail them
selves nf this novel method of inlvcr-
tisinc befni-e a law is passed forbidding
M. Meanwhile dollars with stickers on
them are llnvv ing inl.i the t n -usury from
all over tin- Cnited Slates. Hankers
mid business houses are w riling every
day tn tin- department, lu gging it to
abate the nuisance, wh
i ihe est
has already spread alarmingly.
Many people arc unwilling to accept !
the sticker dollars, and so the circula- I
tion of I'nclo Sam's coins is interfered
with. Most banks will not take them,
because the treasury has issued a noti- j
licatioii to the ell'ect that it will not
accept nl- redeem them. It holds the j
ground that they are defaced mid are
imt legal tender on that account. It
is true that they might be restored tn
,l,, ir orii,,ul lMrf',,ti"1 h '' '"nving
t1'" i, kt rH' Ult K'''''""' ' '"
im appropriation for scraping them off. i
1 The mucilage employe
d so excel
" -l'ality that twelve hours' soak-
ing does not remove the paper from
j Furthermore, the cov .-ring up nf one
- side nf tin ruin render- it greatly
III. ire dillicult to lliHiMlvel- whether the
j latter is 11 counterfeit or imt. Chief j
I Driiuimniid of the secret si-rv ice shnwed
tn your correspondent a specimen of I
the finest imitatinti dollar ever struck !
with u die. It is plated w ith silver,
ami few experts could ili-.tiuguis!i it
frmn a real one. The deeepti.ui was
eoiisiderabl v enhanced bv a sticker nil
the reverse adverti .im; a shoe hulls')
iu Otliiiiivva, Iowh. Were this pine
tion permitted manufacturers of false
money would make a business of past
ing mi the backs of their bogus pieces
advertisements bearing the names of
reputable shopkeepers. Thus, inas
much us 11 respectable merchant would
not knowingly use bud coinsto publish
his business, his credit would help the
counterfeit 4 to gain circulation ; also,
linvv is iiiiv body In km.vv that the sidn
of the dollar concealed by the sticker
has not been seonped out and tilled
with lead, j ISnstmi Transcript.
t.iiinl Timlin's from Washington.
There nr.- timbers iu the f.uni. latum
of the Washington Slate bilildin-,' at
the World's Fair 1J7 feet long, and
feel iu diaiinter that are quaiter.-t
from tr.os which worn originally
nearly 100 feet high. liny give evi
dence of the size of ihe line trees of
tin- Puget sound region. A commer
cial saw ing iu the fiili stl V xhidit
from the same r.ginii is twenty -f.mr
f et long ami seven feet iu diameter.
When this log whs started from Wash
ington it Win forty feet long, but six
teen feet of it was left at St. Paul to
be exhibited there by request of the
Washingt. minus who were celebrating
a few days agn in the city mimed, the
opening to Puget smind nf Ihe ('rent
Northern railroad. The saw log is
exhibited as a cmnnu rcinl specimen,
and lint pni tioulaily for si.o, Chicago
An oyster may carry as many us (wo
MILKHI) BY SXAKIiS.
A Farmer's Experience with a
Colony of Milk Adders.
How the Reptiles Reduced His
Supply of Milk.
Enrmer Cnlby, who runs a bmirding
hniise iu summer at Rudd's Eake, X.
.1.. has a large number nf enws, and
thrives partly mi the sales of milk and
butter. Attached to the enw stable
is a ciiitiiI, where the animals are kept
in warm weather.
The mind of Parmer Colby has been
disturbed ever since the pastures be
gun tn get green, and the reasmi is
that his cows have la-en producing
such measly quantities of milk. There
has deeii an abundance of clover ami
grass all spring and summer, and the
appetites nf the enws were lint noticed
tn have diminished any. Grains ami
ntl-r milk - producing commodities
wen- tried iu vain tn increase the milk
I list about nightfall one dn v last
week, says the New York Sun, Farmer
Coldy happened to go nut tn his pig
gery to tnss smne miscellaneous feed
into the swine trough, w hen he noticed
that his cows were indulging iu a little
stampede. Mr. Coldy went to the cor
ral and witnessed tin- enws chasing
each other around tie- enclosure after
the manner of tin- opening event
at a circus. He noticed then
that seven out of eighteen of
them had each clingiiiLT tn her
tents a snake, sn great in length that
it trailed nlnug th- ground like a guy
Inpe. Fanner Coldy was frightened
and degan yelling "(let out there!"
Th-louder he would yell the faster tin
cows would travel, until at last tiny
maint lined such a rapid gait that the
snakes stood out horizontally iu lln
air like vaulting dais. In fact several
of the cows not iu direct coiiiiiiuiiiea
tinii with the snakes jumped clean
over then in making the roui.ds.
Farmer Colby was ton badly fright
ened tn attack the reptiles, sn he stin t
ed pell nu ll for the hmise to summon
assistance. lb- was met bv two of his
: s nis on the way, and they all started
buck to the corral. Ry that time the
stampede had subsided and the cows
M a id with their heads over the tup
rail, panting and their eyes glaring
with fear. Rut there was tint a sign
nl a snake anywhere. Invest igntinii
.shnwed that the seven enws to which
the snakes had attached themselves
had deeli almost entirely relieved of
it dawned upon Fanner Coldy for
the lirst time that he was th..' victim
of milk adders. He had heard nf
these creatures being in collusion with
cows iu pastures, but it whs the lirst
Mine he ever saw them buckled dow n tn
the business. There were liuiiiberl. ss
cracks iu the barn foundation, mid
all were satisfied that the snakes had
(heir relldevnlls bell. -nth file structure.
Farmer Colby said he must find out,
and would do so if he had to pull down
the burn. With the assistance of the
two boys the floor was pulled up, and,
sure enough, the problem was solved.
If there was one milk udderthere wore
six doen ; they were all sizes, from an
angleworm to an inch rope, ami some
were three feet long. The lirst impulse
of Farmer Coldy was to run when
In- saw the snakes, but w In n
he saw his sons kimokiiig them
mil with dale sticks he joined
ill the slaughter. Enough hay for a
week's feeding was found In n.-uth the
dam 1 1 nor, ami ill it the snakes had
mud.- nests. When the hay was dis
turbed the small snakes would jump
down their mothers' throats mid the
latter, if imt slaughtered, would crawl
into holes in the ground. The seven
monsters that hud attached themselves
to the cows could easily be distin
guished frmn the others, us they Were
sn full nf milk that they resembled
sausage o.ivcrs jnllalcd. Not one uf
the seven had a chance to escape:
they were sn heavy w ith their load of
pure milk that they could hardly
eiiiul, and when they tried tn get into
the holes iu the ground, the holes
proved ton small to admit them. Win n
thil t.v-niue udders hud I n despatched
tiny were curried outside the barn
yard and laid side by side; th v meas
ured all the way from four inches to
Re f. 1 re the snake syndicate was dis
envered eighteen cows Used to average
quarts of milk a day. Since the
syndicate, whs broken up the average
is 2bl quarts. Whether the snskos
Actually consumed 27 quarts of milk a
day, or whether part of the shortage
was due to the cows taking fright, can
nuly be ennjeotured. Rut, as the
shmt ige is known to have existed fnr
niue weeks. Farmer Cnlby- reckons
that he is out just 1,701 quarts of milk,
which, at four cents per quart whnle
b:i!e, nets him a total lose of jiifl.OL
Immense quantities of trashy hna
adulterated lens ale sold iu tin- mar
kets of the Cnited Slat.-s. One
III. -thiiil of snphisticnlinli is to ill- j
tmduce h aves of ntln-r plants. This
species of cheat is readily ih-teeted by
means of the mii-rosi-npe. The tea
leaf possesses so marked 11 character ot j
its ow n, in respect to its veins and si r- !
rated edges, that it cannot be mistaken. I
What is called "lie tea" ill China is.
an imitation usually eonliiiniiig frag-1
lin nts or dust of the genuine leaves, 1
foreign leaves ami mineral matters
held tngellier by u starch solu- j
timi ami cnlm-ed by a "facing" j
proparutimi. Tea is sometiiiies
falsi tied by the spent or partly j
exhausted leaves- in other words, old j
leaves dried for use s. coii.1 -hand, i
This is n fraud dillicult to prove,
though weakness nf tin- b.-V i-la g.- may .
cause it tube suspected. S-Hint imes '
bus are treated with catechu to iu-eri-iis.-
their apparent strength. This
can niilv be discovered bv chemical
I'll- l. as c.,.rte.l from China mid
Japan nr.- nearly always "Inced" with
smne mixture to impart a culm- or
gloss tn the leaves. The MV hi rat ii . lis
empliiycil for this purpns.- contain
Prussian blue, turn, lie, indigo mid
plumbago. Dniiiiigi d and imperfect
leaves an- treated in this way to im
prove tlnir appearance. The sub
stance must Cnllllllnllly Used Im- bhll lf
tea is plumbago black lead. The b a
consumed by tin- .lupslie-e and Chi
nese themselves an- nev.r faced.
There is no evidence that then- quasi
adulterants nl" injurious to health.
Prussian blue is si ! down in I In- I'nitei'
Stales dispeiisat -ry lis a toll ic and al
terative, though ranly used medici
nally. The dose is a live-hundredth of
a drachm, 'in take that niiiniiiit in
the form nf tea facing one would have
to consume 11 pound of b a.
Tea has been used by the Chinese
from remote antiquity. It was intro
du I into Japan curly in tin- ninth
Celltllly. It is supposed to have been
first brought to Europe about 1 .",77 by
tin- Portuguese, who established at
that period 11 trade wilh the far 111st.
In liint 1 In-East In-iiii Company sent
twn pounds of tea In England as a
present t-i the king, which would in
dicate that the art icle was considered
11 ruritv. ; Washington Star.
Men Who Wa:r Their I'ms.
Mr. Slater is in error iu thinking
that comparatively few now possess
the power to "wag the ear," writes
Eugene M. Aaron. The power is cum
in. ui mining the We.-t Indian half
breeds and the May a mid other deriv
atives of Mexico and Central America,
mid many whites have the power who
hardly realize the fact. It js not un
Oollilllnll to observe this it olio will
suddenly siiv to a c. nn paninu
WHS that lloise? "
If Mr. Sliil.-r will say this in a s. ini
stiirtd d way he will notice that iii no
incniisiderable number of cases there
will be 11 slight instinctive nn iv elni-ut
nf the muscles 111 question, lunle or
less prnnnlllle. il. Nor is the ear that
Darwin illustrates iii his "Descent ot
Man " as being allied to the pointed
type belonging to mir simian relatives
as iiucoinmoii as many may imagine.
It is my observation that this peculiar
ly of the fold 111 .p.osio is ..Hell, st
to be observed in w . uneii. aiel in many
of these eases tin- p. Islsti lice of tile
wisdom te.th Is also a eharact. I istie.
I have ill mind two classes of this soil,
one of u man, ll 1 ln-r of a woman.
both residents of ui f mir h ading
cities ami their social and intellectual
The latb r is a I . Inarkable r vi rsioti
tn an earlier ty pe, 111 ear, in In th, 111
length nf arm. in painless childbirth,
iu flexibility of bauds mi l joints mid
in otlnr murk.-. eharactei-i.-tics. It
appears to nn- that the ear, like the
veriiiiliirm iippeii lix. th-- suspension of
tin-v lsc. rn, and t he unprotected cni
1 1 1 1 1 -1 1 of certain main arteries is yet
in u I raiisil ioiial state, and not fully
adapted In the li. -.v.r human condi
tions imposed dy the 1 reel posilnm
and 1 1n- art ilicinl't ii s of civ 1 hzal in 11.
lull-rest ill Pecan tiimving
Much interest is .1. v. loping in pecan
growing in (ieorgiu. Tims.- whn are
fnrt iinate . Hough to have treesidr. adv
bearing find 1 In in very piolitable, mid ! sickness, mid when ten of the letter
their neighbors are casting about tn - h-nl disappeared, Dr. Tom got 1111 ox
become similarly favored. It is claim-J trii severe spell of illness and died,
ed that the time for cmning into boar- I Tin- iimruiiig after his death I visited
ing can be shortened from ten or I the house mid noticed as 1 passed iu
twelve years to three or four, by graft-j that the hist letter vvns gone." ( St.
ing the one year-olds w ith eions from,
bearing trees. The American Farmer
has always urged that more attention
be given this blanch nf industry. The
first French setdors found il prnlitiibL
tn plant pecan groves, mid our people
will find it still more so. American
A Mixed Hlcssincr.
'Blest he tin- ImhiiiIi-ous ruin,"
Said th- farmer at tie- plow;
"For tl pips are llre.l
AikI t ho huiels nri-tir. il.
Ami it liringeth a respite now!
J'.ut 11 las! for J f.-ur tin- rain
Will ruin thn crops again !
''or it looks as if it would fall all "lay,
Ami the rain is r.'- kl.-ss to act that way!"
"Jilest he the do tlllteollS mill,"
Sai-1 tin- an-ri'liant in his .leu ;
'-I-'or Die ling .Imps
Will lie life to the crops
'that are grown by lln- mortgaged mi-D I
lint alas! for J f.-ar the rain
Will II 0.1-1 the valley urn! plain.
Ami I'll lose tin- money 1 loiuo-il on hay.
Ami the ruin is p-cklcs to ic-t that way!"
- (Atlanta ('.institution.
Ill MO KO I S.
Jt is dillicult to convince a fill with
11 silvery voice that silence is golden.
"1 make my living frmn the soil,"
said the farmer. "And so do I," said
t lie w ash lady.
Rood!.- "A dollar doesn't go nearly
so far as it used to." Noodle "No,
' " L"'"s """'l' bister.'
Kindly Vi -it .
prison, my boy
' Why nr.- you in
C..iiiot No. I'll;)
"Excuse me, but I'm not at liberty
to say, mum."
Jewnvor --I understand your fiillier
i- a very hard working man.'' Soft'
more "I guess y.ui'.l ihiuk so if you
had him tn vvnrk."
"Aeh. Adele," sni.l a stuttering -lover,
"I I. -v. -ymi like - like like - " "Well,
think it hut Hen- Fritz; perhaps ymi
Oan tell me to-morrow."
"D -n't g.-t ex.-it d. don't get excit
ed. Lots of men make a living just
bytakin' things cool." "Huh! How,
like to kin.w ?" "Deliveriu' ice."
Kvcry mo ruing tliro ugh the summer,
I ron, io-r huh- gnnl.-n spot.
S-i-lie lifillgs me pretty clusters.
(If th.- Mower forgi t-Mie-llot.
Bui tin- iiaan- seems hard to sii'lin,
lr .loos lint lu-r fancy please,
For she alway. say- ; - lio,,,! morning!
lb-re are sumo remember an-'s."
Swiivdaek itn importunate d.-ggur) :
"Leave the house, sir!" Roggar:
"Certainly. 1 would not think of car
rying it oil' with the heavy moiigugi
it has on it."
St ranger (In 11 itive, - "In what di
rection does tin- village lie, my
fri.nd?" Native (slowly) "Well,
sir, in all directions, I reckon : though
at this lime of the your it's admit
Little Elly -" Piipu. the conjurer
we went to see last night changed a
ten-cent pi.-oe into a flower ! " Father
-'That's nothing to what your
iiiolher does; she can change a twenty
dollar imt. -into a dress."
He had just oaten a piece of the lirst
pie she had linked. "What's the mat
ter, deal ?'' she asked ; is it that feel
ing of sadness and longing that is iiot-
What akin to pain?" "No." ho answered,
"it isn't a feeling nf sadin ss mid Luig-seini-
ing- It's a foiling of sadness and
1 A Coincidence.
"I am not 11 fatalist," said T. Davilt
Helming, "dut occasionally I run
, uer.iss things that puzzle n great deal.
Not lung agn Dr. Tmn Hewitt nf Lead
vilb, Cnl., died. Hewitt was smiie
whaluf a fatalist ami believed in 11
great many things that 1 didn't. bneus
mid harbingers of evil he was much
given tn believe ill. Yoll have It II -!
doiibtedly heard slm ies of people dy
: ing and the . look stopping at the same
time, or some num. nil of its face pnp
: ping mit. lb win had a sign iu his
office w in. low in his residence which
read. 'Dr. Tom Hewitt.' It whs compos.-.
I ol eleven white letters glued to
1 the pane,
' "III will look sick about sivte. II
months since. A few days after his
illness I noticed that mi.- of the while
! letters had dropped nil' and WHS gone.
The illln ss of the doctor caused the
family to forget almost everything else
I lllld so the letter Was Hot replaced.
I "A month Inter Hew itt was still sick,
; and I m.li I a second letter was gmie.
i He ling, r.-.l along, up and around now,
and then sick again, for 11 peiiml.
I Meantime the while letters Were Hot
I fepla I.
"Month after mouth went by, and
every succeeding lliolitll saw 11 letter
disappear. Hewitt not iced it, mid then
lie would not allow tin In to bo re
placed After over teli months of
A Sure lliing.
"So you will take him for belter or
w . use? "
"Yes," replied the woman who had
man in 1 several times, "but he can't be
any woroe than my lust hus-hund.'''
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