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Tlir Uut .
When I inn dcid. n hr.ikeu reel.
I.i'tjmc supply a vii'lW's need
And nil its streams if being f-.- 1.
Formic, p'Ti'liiiiii'i'.ficnn nut it" iirt,
Jliiv 'lii'-k tttxl Id tin- lloW'T n'-t
A litlli' moment on Iter liri'ii-it.
'J'hi while it ci lnr sweet willi spring.
Jii'Ili lik" 11 gentle spirit wing
llKfoiil, mill round Iht Im-jiiHv ding.
Auil she will look witli Living eyed
Vpon it Here, its i-iilin it His,
A - k 1 1 1 l; nn mop' until it ilii s,
Koslinll I livn ii'ni 11 , mill In
'J in' pi'tali'il gu-sl "f memory,
Clothed in my iiiunnrtnlit y.
She Spoke For Herself,
due f tin' remarkable features of
1 lit French revolution was the iiliuiist
universal madness that ruli'il tin' titnr.
People of every class mill degree were
ilisiine, some ill one wily, some in iid
other. F.very n-i-.it . 11 feeling nml
emotion nt tip liiiiu.iti liciirt was su
perlat ivcly mid morbidly developed.
Miirti'l lu Bois, 11 young until of
.'niiil family, Init nf somewhat limiti'il
lii.'iins, was, ut tin breaking nut of tin'
revolution, allianced to the daughter of
ti tradesman mimed Zoulouche a 11111 11
if wealth, but 1111 1 't i 1 i-i 1 ill'.
Celeste was pretty, ni t fill, ambitious
11 ml treacherous ; inn! w in n slip thought
it tn her illtrl'rst In pet l'iil of 111'!'
lnVcr, SCI' SI'CICllv denounced llilll,
nml lie whs arrested mill thrown intn
Meantime 11 young wiilnw, Mine
Koinaiiii', wlm li id si'ci'ctly conceived
11 passion for liiiu, on len-ning of his
incarceration iiihI its cause, determined
t save li 1 111.
Sin- went to tin' jailer, iiinl by 111 -n 11 m
0 11 bribe, for money was potent in
those days as wi ll us in these, ohtniti'd
a 1 iiit-rv iow. 1 1 1 I'.ois whs surprised
1.; her visit.
"I li'iM'cniiii'," i-lii'sniil frankly, "in
1 n' hope that I in.iy siivi' a life for
which I w unlit freely iv- my own."
"1 llo lint klloW 11.1 I understand Vol',
Madame !" r, plied tli ' wondering
"Probably lint, for I 11111 11 woman,
n:id wiiIihu mi' Hoiln'tiliii:) enigmas
c.rii to tln'iiis hi'M. 1 will not ask if
ymi know 1 in for you certainly i!
lint, lull do nii know my liiinif?
"Vi's; ymi iiiv Mnir. Koiiuiinc,
willow of .lull's lioiii iiii ", daughter of
(iitstuMis U'Auvergue young, lovely,
iiivoiiiilishi'il nml rich."
"I sec ymi know linv, to flatter even
in prison !" returned the other "But
1 't 1 is imt waste time in i.Ile word-.
Your life is in danger, mnl I would
save it! We have t ti minutes to con
Verse in juiviite. You must cscan'
from here nml lly from I-'nuuv! V011
may In: tried at miy hour; mnl, once
tried, you will lie colideliilieil mnl exc
"llllt of wlmt Hill 1 licensed, 11 II 1 1 liy
"Voll Hie licensed of lieilii,' nil al isto
Oliit, M royalist, ami in these times of
' lilooil the suspicion is enoiieh to lirili";
your head to the Murk."
"Hut who so Ihim' us to deiinillirc
lue, Mildiilue? I would know the inline
of my enemy, tluit, if ever I do escape,
I may at some future time exact repa
ration for the injury. "
"Oh, perfidy''" exclaimed Mine.
Iloiiiaine. "I'repitre yourself, Muriel
l)u llnis, In hear a teirildc truth.
Wh r ' ymi trusted most you have lieeli
Hi. st lias. ly lietriiyed. Celeste Zoit
lnliclie is your secret deuoiinrer. "
"tnipossilile !' cricil Du liois, stui?
prriiiK under the mental blow. "Im
jiossil.le! Moii Mieit! You are trying
"Vu iiri- wastiioj; preriniis 1inu,"
fiiiid the other, ejiiiieiiifj at her watch.
Ili'lieve what I tell ymi. You will
Inive cur loin 1 rati vo. cvidi tier all ton
"1'heii welcome llir nillotiue!
Vliy live in a. world so treacherous
"Hut all arc not liki! Celeste Zoil
lolirhe." "Your )rrscnoc here, Madame, is it
jiroof of that. Hut inv faith is shaken
and life seems of little worth."
"We should not be too Kelfisli,"' re
joined Mine. Koinaiiie, hurriedly.
"Livo, Martcl, or one of your friends
will henceforth be wretched."
"Tn it so?" exclaimed I hi Hois, 11s
llie truth flashed upon him.
"This i 110 time for false delicacy,"
jmrsued the other, with agitation.
"Circumstances have caused ine to be
tray feelings you otherwise mifrht
never have suspected, and for which
even now I may be rciyivine; your
secret rrtmiire. Hut no mutter ' Let
me but know you have escaped nml
lite beyond the reach of your enemies,
end F can be happy, even should vo
never lucet again. "
"Censure you! llespise ymi for
trying to save iny life? Oh, Ma-dame,
jour words give me puiii ! "
"You will live, then? You will es
CHpr?" "Jf possible I w ill, if only for your
"(jhiick, then, (,'ive car io my plan.
Here is a powder, of w hich you w ill
take a small portion at a time. It will
make you sick you will look pale.
I In t little or no food, und you will
lose your stretie! h. The physician
will be called and Voll will be removed
to the hospital. Once there, 1 trust I
shall be able tn effect your ricapc.
You will obey 111 v instructions? ''
"Then if your trial should tint conic
011 meant hue you limy be unveil. I li
to watch ami pray and hope. Adieu!"
He followed the directions of Mine.
Komaine, and the third day after her
visit he w.is removed to the hospital.
Here he fell under the charge of it lay
sister named Agnes.
"I know all !" she said to him at the
first opportunity. "Julie l'lOinaiiie i i
my cousin - I am her confidante. We
have agreed upon n bold and imcl
plan for your escape. It is this; You
must seem to get worse and worse, ami
at last, at the proper time, you must
feign convulsions mid appear to die.
1 will cover your face, and, when the
chief physician comes bin rounds, 1111
niuince yniir dentil. If he takes my
word for it all will be well; if not, we
may fail ; 1 lint is our risk."
"And suppose he leaves lie.' for dead
"Then, utter dirk, I will pivten I to
have received all order to have you
conveyed to the dissecting 1 where
you will In- provided with a surgeon's
suit, in which disguise ymi must
Near the close of his fourth day in
the hospital, Martcl lu Hois was seen
by more than one person in convul
sions. An hour or two later, when
the physician mcde his rounds, he was
covered w it h a sheet.
"There is 110 more need of your
services here!" snid Sist.r Agues,
calmly, as she intercepted him. "The
next pnticllt seems Worse; will you be
kind enough to see him at once?"
The doctor passed on. So far nil
It was ipiite dark when th 1 bo lv of
Iu Hois was borne into the dis-ecting
room. The afteiidants retired in
ha: fe, leaving Sister Agues and a lad
"Now, then, here arc your gar
ments ipiick !" said the fair liuive.
In less Hum five minutes the late
corpse looked like 11 very active and
"This lad w ill guide ymi - follow
him!" said Sister Agnes, hurriedly.
"Linger not a moment. Adieu!
Five minutes later Martcl Du Hois,
guided by 11 youth, whs hurriedly piiss
ing through the streets of Toulouse.
In the oiitskii ts of the tnw 11 the youth
led him to an old stable, where they
found two swift horses prepared for a
They ununited mnl rode southward.
toward Spain. When morning dawned
there were fori V good miles between
t In-lit and Toulouse. The second night
they entered Spain and were safe.
"Now , my brave lad," said I u Hois,
back to your mistress, Mmc. I'minnine,
mid tell her my hand, my heart and
my life are at her disposal."
'She will accept your hand and
heart, but begs yoll lo keep your
life!" returned the youth, with a light
"She will speak for herself!" re
joined Pit Hois, sharply.
"She does!" laughed the other.
"How is this this?"
"1 am Julie lb una inc."
They were married in Spain, and at
the close of licign of Terror returned
to France and lived long and happily.
I New York I'l ess.
(Jiiick Cow bay Wal k.
Tiny were discussing the wonderful
feats of riders ill Wild West shows lit
the Cuiites Mouse, nil 1 1 now they doli'l
know w hither to believe J hive lmig
lass, a well-known stockman of Alitdn,
Montana, nr not.
"The mo.-t expert rider I ever saw
011 the plains win a cowboy named
Tom Bride," he said. "He was 11c
ipiainted with all the tricks of Wild
West riders and of the leguhir circus
rider, and was eipinlly adept with a
liissi). His fents with the rope were
remarkable. The last time I saw him
was only a few months ago, near Hcr
lui'Sa, South 1 Inkota. We were on a
roundup on the south fork of the
Cheyenne, lliver, and just before
reaching camp in the evening we
scared up two wolves.
" 'Watch inc catch those fellows,'
he said, ti ti 1 1 off lie started in hot elm e
of the seined beasts, lilting the roil of
his lasso from the pomelof the saddle
as the race began. Now, a prairie
wolf can outrun almost anything if
pursued. But Tom had a wiry little
bronco Hint was noted with the Z.
bell mt lit fnl ivpee.l nt short dashes.
When the rare ha 1 progressed but It
few hundred v.irds Tom thought he
h 1 I g lined sufficiently ti;nui the wolves
to make a catch. He had an extra
Jong lasso, mid he threw it out at full
lelcrth, nt b ast two hundred feet. It
looked like th- wolf was li.yoiid its
length, but when it dropped it settled
right around the wolf's neck, and
Tom pulled it up with a jerk. !!
didn't even brace his pony for the
catch, and lie kept right mi running at
full speed, li iuling in the wolf n ; he
went, until he lifted it up to his saddle
clinked to death mid lied it 011. All
the time the ot her wolf was lighting
out at 11 gait that would have made
Nan -y Hunks sick, but the pony was
steadily gaining on it, and by the
time Tom had the lir-t wolf secured
he was close enough to make a second
" The second catch was all exact
repetition of tin- first, nml the r ipe
had but just tightened on the second
wnlf's throat when he wheeled his
pony and came luck laughing. By
the time he reached us he had drawn
up the second Wolf clinked to death
as the first hud 1 11. He had run
the two iiniui lis d iwu within range of
our eyesight, although hatidcapped by
their long start, and their skilful rap
ture had been made in less than four
teen minutes."- - Kansas City Times.
f ' t ii ii 11 ir 1111 Kgir of 1111 Kxtinet (.hint
A iiioiith ago 1 noticed the sale in
London of nn egg of the extinct giant
bird Fpyornis nt a high ju ice. The
F.pyornis was, 111 reality, the fabulous
line of "Sinbiid the Sailor" in "The
Arabian Nights." I know of only two
eggs in this country, one belonging to
the Long Island Historical Society and
th" other to our own Museum of Nat
Now one has been brought to Lou
don by a Mr. .1. l'roetor or Tamatave,
in Mada'.r.isenr. It was discovered by
some iiiitive-i about twenty miles to
the southward of St. Augustine's Bay
mi the southwest coast of Madagascar.
It was lloaliiig on the culm sea, within
twenty yards of the beach, and is sup
posed to have been unshed away with
the foreshore, which consists of sand
hill, alter a hurricane in the early pin t
of tic year. Thechildlike 'longshore
men of the nut ipodes, opi 11 i ng t lift t Hie
erg 1 1 11 1 a value, showed the unusual
llotsiim iibout, mid it thus ciime into
the hands nf Mr. l'roetor.
The egg, which is whity-brown in
color and unbroken,, is a fine speci
men, :l:U inches by 'JS inches, and an
even higher value is placed upon it
than upon the egg nf the great auk,
w liieh lived w it hiu the iiieinnrv of num.
The brobiliiignagian proportions of the
egg lire better deinonst rated by mm
pnrison with the eggs of th" ostrich
and crocodile. An ostrich egg isiiboiit
17 inches by fifteen inches, mid the
content:, of six such arc only equal to
olieeggof tin' KpynNii The inea--urcinents
of iheeggof the crocodile
nrc normally !l inches by (P. inches.
it would require the contents of III
elnu's eggs to eqilitl the colitelitsof this !
... , , .1 1 1 i
fowl, or ;tl),iM):l of the humming bird.
A CiiriN'iic.v My it cry.
There are I 111, (Mill, IMM) old copper
pennies soini w here. Nobody knows I
w hat has become of t heln, except once j
ju a while a single specimen turns up
in change. A few vearsngo l,."il)i) (Hill
brolie two-cent pieces were set ationt.
Three millions of these arc still out
standing. Three million threc-ccul
nickel ieccs are scattered over the
I'nited States, but it is very rarely
that is iceii. Of hllll,(M)ll hnlf-
cents, which correspond in value to
Fuglish farthings, not one has been
returned to the government for ro
Cdiiiagc or is held by the treasury.
Congress appropriates from $100,-
000 to if 15(1,0(1(1 y ly for
redlining the uneiirrcnt silver
coins now in possession of the treas
ury. These are mostly half dollars,
and arc not circulated because there is
110 demand for them. Not long ago
the stock of them amounted to S'Jl!,
01)11,0110, but it is only about half that
now. The money set aside for redlin
ing is not intended to pay for Hie cost
of the minting, but is required to re
imburse the treasury of the I'uitcd
States on account of the loss in weight
which the silver pieces have suffered
bv abrasion. This loss amounts lo :0 I
mi every .l,00il, and it has to be
good in order to set the treasurer's
account straight.- -Chicago Herald.
A (ne.il Obstacle.
" The inventor of that flying machine
has given up all hopes of being able
"His creditors have attached it." -Truth."
I.ITTI.K I'lOS IS I l.oM lt.
Tills little pig jtl!lliel ever tile I' ll''.'.
And went riRlit intn tl lover -
Tills littli pin said "Well ! wnli! wli !
Now Pin geliig over.''
Tais little piKsnid Cli'V-r i g I :
I never oiu'm did dmilit it."
This little pig said "I want seine;
I tfuess I'll see iilumt it."
This little pig said "I'm -. vnail.
Wee, wee, I go without it."
TH K SANI'M N.
"Who is the siniilniaii. iniiiniiui? "
said Johnnie as ho sat at his inamma's 1
knee one evetiiii'K at the story telling ;
time. F.thel, the blue-( y.-d sister, !
hearing the inquiry, came and stood
by her inaiiiina's side and joined in the ;
question. "Yes, minimis, who is tin;
sandman ? " j
nili, liegan luniiiiiia, "oiieeiipot;
a time, many, many year, ago, mi a
beautiful night nil tic flowers made
up their minds 1 1mt they would not go
to b d.
"They thought it would be so inter
esting to see nil the things thai sour
and lly in the night and hearth" voices
that cry, and th-v said they didn't
want tn be tucked away, and f hey re
fused to go.
"Then the miii smiled mi them
brightly and coaxed ami caress.-d theni,
the bees and butterflies ki.-scd tin III
good llight, the llewdl'op'i gne Ill-Ill
Iheir llight bath 11ml the l.-nves and
the wind sang their lullaby, but they
011lys.it mil stnid with wile-op n
eyes mi l refuse I lo go tosl-ej .
"1'lien thecloii l . began t 1 frown ou
thelil with darker mid blacker looks
und the wind sigh-d 1111 I finally whis
tled angrily at Hi 'in, but they sat
each upon their tiny stems and could
not be brought into oh.-di -11 v. The
lily held its head as straight as ever,
and after the nunm ciime up she was
surprised In see the meek little violet
with its blue eyes upturned to her as
brightly us if the sun had not long
ago gone to bed. The sturdy sun
flower even transferred her admira
tion to the lunmi and Innked upmi her
with the affect iontite gaze that she has
always bestowed upon tin- sun, while
the evening nrimrnse. suiiirised nt
1 : , .... 1 1 1
mo ing so 111111-11 eoiujiaiiy, iookc'i won- ,
deringly from one to th other of tin
flowers, not knowing what to make of
it. There they stave I, wide awake,
and watch I th ow Is iliniug through
the trees nml listened to the qunri'el
liug of Hi.' katydids and th- croaking
of the frogs in the poml.
"At last, as they vvoiild not go for
all tin.' hints ami urgiims that had be ti
given them, their mire, the night
wind, began to blow n gale which sent
the sund mid dust into their eyes in
such gusts that they weiv -lad to shut
thelil because of the pain it gavelhein,
mid so just as the in. h. 11 was going
down they all closed their eyes and
wctlt to sleep.
"The next day, when the sun arose
mid looked for the flowers he loved so
much, he found them nil nnle nml lml-
1 1 ,. 1 1. ... n 11, 111 !
Jow-eyeil nml unruly able to hold up :
i. ... '1. ... i 11 . 1 1 .1 ;
tlieir lieinls. He smile I mi them us J
warmly as ever, and pretended not to
i...;.. .1 1....1: 1 ... 1 .1 r 1.
so asluiineil of it that t lev hung tiieit I
1 heads mid did not lift the
And so that bright midsummer's day,
when the liehls should have been full
of daisies and buttercups, there was
not a flower to be seen, for they were
all hanging their heads in snrrmv and
"So, ever since, when the sun be
gins to look at them hard when he i;
setting they blush a deeper hue, and
when the dewdrops settle down into
their hearts and the leaves start the
lullaby beginning 'hush,' the wind
says, 'Hnrk, the sandman !' Then
thev tremble and rinse their eves at
once in sleep und dream the happy
dreams of those who are good and
"And now good t.ighl. Here comes I
the sandman."- I New York World. I
" " 1
A llemarkilhlc Biscovcr,. j
The excavations which have jus! '
been brought to a conclusion in the j
isle of Salami.i, have resulted in the j
discovery of a hundred ancient tombs,
lying in five parallel rows. Most of :
them are oblong and quadrangular in I
shape. Another discovery is that of
a large cemetery, the first yet found '
with Myceiiiau charact. risfics. The ,
sepulchres, which are very small mid
liiirrovv, nrc coiistruct'-l of unhewn !
stones. The bodies of the dead w. i"
probably not buried in un extended :
position. Fifty antique vases of the )
Mycciiiati epoch; ami in a good state
of preservation, have also been found,
together with a number of objects in
bronze and gold, including rings,
buckics, spindles, mid other thing..
The cemetery belonged to an unknown
city, imt the home of Ajax, but situ
ated, according toStrabo, opposite the
Isle of .llgiua. - Loll loll Times,
THEY LIVE APART.
Queer Inhabitants of a Rock In
Cave Dwellers Who Know No
thing of the Outer "World.
Ben F. Miller, a l'ort Townsetid boy
who whs mi the I'liited States steam
ship Bear during h-r recent eight
months' cruise in the northern sens,
lias many talcs to relate of his adven
tures and the sights In- has seen, says
the I'nlt Tnwilselid. I Wash.) dill.
Among ether things h- tells of the
Be ir's v isit to King's island, in Behring
straits, thirty miles , .IV l'ort Clarence
' ami llie shores of Alaska, where there
j are lib. . it -ju ) ,,f th- most curious
i islanders that ever were seen. Tin
j ishii'd nr rock lu-y inhabit is about
I hah a mile wide and a little more than
' that distance buig. and the islanders
, lire cave-dwellers ami live mi whale
I blubber, si al and walrus meat.
I u the southeast side, chisel v nest
ling against the cliff, is 11 village of
jcavc dwellers. One abode is built
ovi-r and .nder th- other, and to the
I right and left, giving them a strange
' motley nppeiirnuce, not unlike the
! recesses inhabited by b dd eagles,
j Tin-re are narrow caves excavated into
J the sides of each crumbling volcanic
I rock, 'and in the butt. mi of each is
1 some of the shmt native grass, forin
I ing a bed mi which tn sleep. At the
! mouth of the cave and ju t in the in
1 I 'i-ior tires nrc lighted, and thcrj they
' warm themselves iu the winter. Skins
I ;if ilitl. ieiit kinds are nl-o suspended
! .iiltside to keep out the snow and cold.
' 111 the summer the hardy natives h ave
! th-ir holes and live in odd hoiisesiiiinle
: of poles constructed m ar at hau l on
' the edge of 111.' cliff.
These strange people are usually as
strong and vigorous as cm b - lo in. I
any where. Moreover, tiny me entire
ly contented and as happy as p!c
in any of the great cities of America.
Tin y have 110 government, 110 chief,
mnl 110 need of laws. Living in fnnii
Ues and setting forth every day in
their kinks for the whale, seal, an. I
walrus, thev return each night to their
eavesor pole iciiH, caring Homing mr
the outside world.
Odd to relate, however, the prestige
of the native is determined by the
clothes In; wears. As they consist of
skins and constitute the wealth of the
i-hinders it w ill be seen that they are
not in this respect so much unlike civ
ilized people. Hut the man with more
clothes than anybody else has no more
authority, lie is respected for his sa
gacity, but t hat is nil.
Little has been known of the island
ers hitherto. For a great many veals
if ftiT the whalers had been going to
Behring straits and the great Mae
Ki'irie it was supposed the huge
blew 11 rock whs uninhabited. It was
like a bcncnii in the sen. mid iibout it
nothing was to be seen or heard cx-
eclit the roar of the waves and the
xv, -inl cries nf the wild fowl. Fiuallv
one one (li .cei iieil sinnke ascending
Irion the other side of the cliff.
A lauding was made and there the
islanders were found. They said tiny
nml their forefathers had been there
alvvavs and that tin y knew no other
world, (hough tiny had heard that
then; was one. This whs only 11 doeit
years ago. Since then the whalers
have kept an eye out for them, for
they liked the generous natives, who
showed 111:1 11 good trail.
Fleet rlcily u;i the ly ram ids.
I n his iiiitobio-raphy the late Sir
V. Siemens relates the following 1111
cedote: An Arab called hia attention
to the fact that when at the top of the
i rv aiiiid of ( "iienps, V' hell he raised
j, j l,,,,,,) lingers outspread, an
,(,. singing not - whs heard, the
sound ceasing ns s, ns he let his
iin,i mi, .) t, 1 1 1 1 I his assertion," he
writes, "to be true. As soon as I
raised one of Inv own lingers above
mv ,.,, , ,,. ..'..ricklin-r i the I'm-
gers. That this could only be caused
bv 1111 electrical phenomenon was
(.roved by the slight elect 1 ic shock
felt mi try ing to drink out of u wine
"So 1 w rapped a full bottle of wine
that I had with me in the .lamp paper,
and thus converted il into a Leyden
b"lHc, which was soon strongly
fhurged with electricity by the simple
device of holding it high above iny
le ad. The Arabs had already become
disti usttul on seeing small lightnings,
it were, issue from the wine bottles
beld up by myself and companions.
and now held a brief consultation.
Suddenly, at a given signal, each of
11. y companions was scicd by the
guide w ho had led him up, who now
tried to force him to go down again.
"I myself was standing at the very
top of the pyramid when the sheik of
the Arabs came tv me and tuld uie
through my interpreter that the Ara
hud determined that we were at mie
tn leuve the pyramid because we werl
practising magic and it might duiiinge
their chance of earning a living. On
my refusing to obey orders the sh-ik
caught hold of my left hand. 1 had
awaited this nimneiit, and held up luy
right hand with the bottle in Hie atti
tude of a magician, afterward lowering,
it slowly toward the point of the
" When quite close to Hint feature
I bit a violent shock run through the
bottle to my al'iii, and was certain that
1 the sheik must have received the
! equivalent. At any rate he fell seiise-
less on the stones, nml 11 few ntii"iis
I limine nts (Hissed befnre he ris" sild
: di nly with a hnul cry and sprung
I down the gigantic steps of the pyra-
mid with long strides. The Arabs,
s eilig this, Hlld excited b v tile sheik's
eon -to nt cries nf 'Magic ! Ilia-''-'.' re
leased my companion and follow. d
j their leader, leaving us coiupI-1" m 1 -
', t is of the pyramid !"
! No Wh ill - in the bull' Stream.
j It i a remarkable zoological, pisru
I tonal or hyd 1-1 (graph ica I fi.ct that w hales
lire llever I if allowed to follow the dic
tates nf their own wills; found within
the limits ,,f that great ocean river -the
( iulf Stream. The shrewd Yankee
whalers were the fust to gain an accu
rate knowledge of the extent and lim
its of fh- gnat artery which pulsates
between t his count ry and Furnpe ; this
by studying the habits anil haunts nf
the whales, it was noted that they
were plentiful northwest alidsnulh' ast
nf certain we 1 defined lines, und that
; the "neutral waters" were several
i degrees wanner than thus" which.
! paradoxical as it may sound, formed
j their "baiiks"aud boundaries. Finally
it was decid d, and rightly, too. Ihat
! the ni'iiw hale-produeiiig area wte- the
j (iulf St renin.
' Frmiklii, le.irn-.l thi . curious s-i-11-j
tilicfaet from the Neiv F.nghind vv h dors,
j nn. I. in 1770, published a chart for
j the belielit of the ill. Ill packets or llelil
I ships plying between our large coast
! cities and London. Curiously enough,
j this chart was imt gotten up for th-
purpose nt milling lo in.' sum imai 01
hydrogriiphical knowledge, led' for the
purpose of outlining the iulf Stn am,
but solely as a guide to the lit st route
for ships to pursue in order to keep
frmn eiiconiifering w hah s ! -St. Louis
Farms in ti Yoleniin.
Thirty miles frmn the city of K11
imilnnto, Japiiu, is the volcano Aso
San, which has th- target crater in
the world. It is more than thirty
miles in circumference, and peopled
by twenty thousand inhabitants.
Think of walking for miles around fer
tile farms and prosperous villages,
per ing into school -house w iudnws and
sa -red shrines well within th" shell of
an old-time crater, whose walls l is,
eight hundred feet all about ymi. It
gives niie a queer feeling, lint spring,
abound everywhere. In one place
brick-red Imt water is utilize 1 to turn
a rice mill. The inm : crater is nearly
half a mile iu diameter, and n steady
ei 1 1 11 111 1 1 of roaring steam pours out of
it. The Inst serious eruption was in
SS(, w hi ti iinniei.se qiian'ilies of
black ashes and dii.-t w eie ( j( eted nml
carried by the w iml as far as Kuiiia
un. to, w lu re for t hive days it w as so
dark that artificial light hud to be
used. j Weekly ( ' liuinbiau.
DixHihaiilagi's of An F.vrii Temper.
1 1 is II , llal to envy t he ev I! tem
pered people. Those who al. n. i. r
unduly elated or cast down, who
"knit on plain'' all flu- lime. If one
likes that sort of thing it would be
equilllyliiitlll .il to envy tin- 11 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 -
cows and pi;'-, tor instai wlu-es...
lenity is seldom disturb d. For my
part I think those even tempered peo
ple lose iiilii-teiil lis of the pleasure of
existence. The depth, of grief Hlld
;:looln into which illl pil Isiv e people lire
throw n arc amply made up for by the
equally unreasonable nud unreasoning
jov into which they spring nt the
slightest possible excuse, und the sor
row of a quarrel with a dear one is
paid for iu the delight nf "making
up." Parents are very apt tn impress
on their children the beauty of this
even disposition, but so far as J can
see, the only benefit derived from it is
an nnvvriukled cmnplexioi ! ntia
An Ahsdi hing'l iienic.
Ml'. Jerkins ' Yoll ought to be in
terested iii that woman lecturer, Mi.ria.
She gave a brilliant address ou the
"Mrs. Jerkins (with avidity); "Of
Course I '111 interested. What did she
have oil?" Chicago Nevvs.
British conch and carriage builders
import frmn America their choicest
spokes, hubs and ribs for wht el lniitiu-fnetures.
I The Brook.
! I lucked iii tin- l.ronk mnl saw a face;
j lli-igli-lin. but a ehild was I
Th-re were rusliiis nisi willows iii that pl.i 'c.
i And t liny eilltelietl 111 tin' liprnk lis the l.ro"k
And the lipiok it ma its own sweet way,
As a .-liilil doth run in h Ih'ss piny.
And a- it ran I heard it say :
Hasten with nn'
To the roistering sea
J'hat is wroth witli the lliini- of the ui-rn-ing
1 look ill th" I, pink lllld see la-e;
Jli'ih-ho, Imt the years go l.v!
Til" rush", in-e d-a I ill the old-time pla.'i'.
And the willows J knew wh-n a child wn-I ;
And til" l.piok it seellielli t- in- to SH.V,
As ever it steali'tli on its way.
iS-l-uuily now. mid not iu play:
"(111, -nine with in"
To I li- sluilllipiHS sen
That is gray with the peace of the evening
Ileigh-li.i, Imt the years go l.v
I Hoilld to (ii ul Hint 11 child were 1 !
Di ..IM. I'H.l.li, ill ( hi. iig.i lecr.l.
There are 1,0(1.1 ways of being a
fool, and they are all easy to find.
We suppose the ship heaves to out
of sympathy for the seasick passen
gers. "J. can at least go down with colon
flying," said the kalsominer when his
A port sighs, "Where is the summer
foliage?" This nn easy one. It is off
oil leaves of absence.
A tloor-wnshiiig match would not at
tract lunch attention. Jt would be
classed ns a scrub race.
"Kxcusc me." as he again impaled
the unhappy beetle, "but you are wan
dering fl'olil the point."
"Another railr 1 tie up," said the
section hand, as he began to hammer
down the railroad sleeper in place.
Ksther "I id he kiss you?" Telia -
"He hadn't the nerve tn do that." F.s
t In r "It would require consider
able." No matter how beautifully the arm
less man may w rite w ilh his toes, lie
can scarcely be said to be handy with
"Alvvnys speak well of your neigh
bor." "I always do, although I can
assure ymi she is the meanest woman
Williamson "Yes, 1 have a mule
for sale." Henderson "Will he
kick?" "Oh, no." "Well 1 don't
vviint one that old."
Husband 'listening) --"I think there
is a burglar in the house."
Wife (excitedly 1 "Mercy Ine, is my
nightcap on straight ?"
J!e careful of your .'..ailu.'t. p lease.
When you are niarri-.l, dearest daughter;
I .eve's lililld ill courtship. Imt it sees
In wedlock mop. than it had imghlcr.
When a man advertises t lint he
wants to buy a "safe" horse for his
wife to drive, he menus one that will
not cost lucre 1 1 11 1 1 ?!J0.
Mrs. Fiug. "What on earth have
ymi been fighting with Jimmy Brigg
Tommy.- " ' 'a use his nml her call
e I me a perfect little gent lelua n. "
"How is it your litt le baby sister
goes to sleep lis snnll lis Volir fat III I'
takes her?'' Little Fi Ml r-Year-Old
"I 'sped it's 'cause she'd rutin r do
Hint 1 1111 11 stay awake and hear him
Would-be Purchaser: "How much
for this picture?" Artist: "Th"
price is .s?5,0't I. "Why mill alive!
you expect to be paid for your work as
of you had been (had loo or .".oil
The F.,lit..r's Wile; "I'd just like to
know what you wanted to buy mr that
lueiisly old calico dress for?" The
Fditor ( li ii 111 1 ity 1 : "llecnuse, my dear,
I er thought you'd look well iu
Mrs. ( iushly - " I ( nr ine, the new
minister is such an interesting young
mini." Mrs. Winks "What did he
talk about w hen he e died? " Mrs.
(iushly "I told him all about tli
babv s new tooth."
Barber igiv ing him a swipe down
the other cliceki "Yes, sir, I've got
some influence in this ward, if I do say
Man in chair. -"Ymi do seem to
have something of a pull."
'Lookout for thieves! Hands 011
your pockctbooks !" sung out a little
mail 111 the crowd. "That chap with
the velvet vest carries his wad iu hi
left hip pocket, (iabe," he added in an
undertone a moment later, speaking tn
nn iiiimceiit looking mail standing by
1 lie Lost FiiiiikI.
Miss Agnes M. Clark has found Hie
parallax of Alcyone to be tlx. .OBI.
This reminds us of tho school boy
who, when asked how tto ymi find the
greatest common di visor, replied:
'Why, is that blame thing lost
again?" Cincinnati Tribune.