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PirrSBOR(),CirATIIAM COUNTY, N.C., THURSDAY, JULY 22, I8!)7
Despite his resolution tonjipeiir bravo,
Kredgo uttered u terrible try.
"It's alio! Iff n lie! I know noth
ing about John Oukburn's murder!" ho
. Paxton answered calmly.
"We know where you wo ro every mo
ment mi i In; night of tlio murder, and
Tim picuking, th detective suddenly
Jrow from his pocket th-' coin-hug which
.10 hud found in tin; closet of Kredgo's
"Do yon recognize this, Levi?" ho
asked, holding llic bag up for Kredgo's
Tho prisoner's knees shook, iiihI thorn
was an awful expression of torroron his
"Ah, I hoi' mi do recognize this money
bag. Sli.ill I loll you whoro it. enino
from? It wiii In John Oakl. urn's little
private life until the night before his
murder. Sim o Oakburn's murilor I
foiiml this coin-hug in your room. You
see, Levi, ilouinl is useless. The proof
" You jeering ili-vil!" orioil Kredgo.
suddenly 1' ii( 'i n K "1 from tin? ootioli on
I ho side of which ho luul lioon seuted.
It sccmc.1 1 1 in t in tin' uvcony uml mad
ness of iho iimiiioiit lit- win about to ut
lili'k Iho detective.
l'u.xt"ii did inn roooil, but his glitter
ing, steely eyes mot Iho prisoner's blu.
iiK orbs, nii'l involuntarily Kroilge sunk
buck cowed by the power of the detect
"Look hero, Fuxtoii," ho suitl proH
rntly, with n dosierute effort at calm
ness. "Vou have mo in a t ihl plain',
I'll uduilt. but 1 didn't kill Oukburn, I
swear 1 didn't: I'll take my oath I'm In
nocent, l ien on the gallows."
To the detective's mind there rotumod
the memory of the ei nversation ho had
nverlo ard belweeti ! udit h and the juni
ilm, when the former mid she believi d
Levi bad nothing to four in eonseiuenee
nf Onkbiini's murder, hecuusc lie was
'I ho iletoclivo thought Judith wan sin
cere in thinking thun, but the janitor's
IliKht ainliill Pinion's clews seemed t'
llitlie.-ite tlio fellow',; t :nii - ",-sn w-ttlr llie
"It Is folly for you to thus protest
your iiiiioi oin o. Your only hopo in In n
confession," Paxton said.
"I tell you. oneo mid for all, I linvo
net John i lakbiirii'.s blood on my hands,"
replied I he janitor, again rooutiiig his
"Then it k useless to waste time with
you; th" law mimt take its course. ISut,
by tlio way, Levi, whore did you net the
' i 1 1 thousand dollars you thought of in
' isting in New burgh real estate?" asked
The janitor's jaw fell. Ho tried to
ppt all, but only an inarticulate sound
emanated from his lips. Ho was mo
mentarily stricken dumb, it seemed, by
this sudden revolution that the detective
knew what he must have regarded as u
Puxtoii saw tlio impression ho had
mail", and he followed it up.
" You little dream how well informed
I am regarding your private ulTiiirs,
Levi," lie said.
"1 don't know what you mean. I am
a poor man. I never had any money,"
answered Kredgo, at last.
"I know all about that. Hut tell mo,
what have you done with Marlon Ouk
burn?" "1 knovv nothing about the girl. How
"Look here, Levi, your lies arc wast
ed. I am th" man who attempted to
rescue Marii n Oukburn from Mnlvin's
Hotel. New, mark my words, you in
fernal scoundrel, if Hint oor girl Is
harmed in any way, J shall exact a fear
Levi shuddered, but h protested his
flit iro ignorance regarding Marion's
Paxton could not prolong this inter
view further, and ho believed he had
mndo an impression on the mind of the
wretch which would result lis he desired.
The detective counted upon Krodge's
pending for his sister Judith, and im
ploring her to save him by tlio revela
tion which we know she hud Informed
bini she could make.
When hredge found himself alone,
lifter Pnxton's departure, he gave vent
to his thoughts in these words:
"If Judith fails mo, It is either hang
ing or u long term of imprisonment.
Ttut I can save myself from the gallows
if it comes to that, I think, at the costof
a confession w hich will surely condemn
me for years."
What was the meaning of this?
Could it bo that there was sonio seoret
of this dark mystery which no man sus
pected locked in the heart of Levi
Half an hour later, as the guiwd pass
ed his cell, Levi hrcduo culled to him
through tlio grating of his cell door.
"What's the row?" demanded the
prison guard, rudely.
"1 want to send a messago to my sis
terr. I'll pay you to tied . ?r it," answer
ed tho prisoner.
"All right," said the guard.
Jur.1 then voices, mid the sound of
eoveral persons' footsteps were hoard,
and Levi recognized the voice of Judith,
Who was one of the party.
"My sister is coming, and so I will not
trouble you to take a note," said Levi,
and tho guard moved on muttering at
the loss of a fee.
Judith had come to visit her brother,
and a turnkey who was escorting the
party of visitors of which sho was a
member, admitted her to Levi's cell, and
brothel and sister wore left alono.
"Oh, my affectionate brother; yon onn
bo fi.einlly enough whon you aro In
trouble, can't you. I knew you'd be
captured when you left Oakburn's Inst
night." she said.
" W hat do you moan? I have not call
ed at Oakburn's since I tied?" said Levi
An explaiiatiuu ensued, and great wait
Judith's wrath when fdiu undorstood
how the detective had deceived her.
"Hut to business!" crb il Levi, Inter
rupting her us sho was heaping mulodle
tions on fusion's devotod head. "I am
in deadly peril. I um nocused of John
Oakburn's murder, ami the detective
has a terrible array of circumstantial
evidence to bring against mo."
"What Is his evidence?"
Kredgo enumerated tho points Pax ton
bad mentioned in support of lite accusa
tion with (wo exceptions. Ho omitted
to mention the coin-bug which hud boon
found in his apartment, uml tlio ten
"I um in mortal dread. This evidence
will hang me, I four, unless you can save
me. You said you could. Y'ou told me
you could nuni!) the assassin. Will you
do so? Will you suvo me, Judith?" in
conclusion, Levi said, earnestly.
"Yes; I mean to get you out of this
"I'll not forget you if you do."
"The time has como when I must re
veal who the guilty one is," said Judith.
They continued to converse for some
time, but when Judith dually left him
Levi was more reJ'.asured and hopeful.
"Judith really believes she knows the
assassin. She will save mo. Hut she
does not even suspect tho truth," mut
tered Kredgo, whon he was alone.
'Mini very morning l'axton hud caused
the city to be Hooded with notices offer
ing a ri ward for any information us to
tho whereabouts of Marion Oakburn.
When Judith left Levi's cell and took
her departure from the prison she saw
mid read with seeming interest ono of
l'nxlon's reward notices.
Judith hud resolved not to delay ill
making the revelation which she be
lieved would result. In exculpating her
brother, and she proceeded directly to
At tho detective's oflleo l'axton him
self, Stannioro and Stuart lltirland were
in council when Judith Kredgo appeared.
At tho sight of tho janitor's sister
l'axton anticipated tho motive of her
visit, and ho felt an exultant thrill
Iraverse his nerves.
"I um Judith Kredgo, nsyoil doubtless
know, (ind I have something important,
to tell about John Oakburn's murder,"
said the woman, abruptly.
" We shall bo irla I to receive any In
formation," replied I'nxtuii, eulnily.
Stuart Hurliiiiil was very much ex
cited, and Stannioro showed hUteinotion.
"I have always been devotod to Marion
Oiikbiuu, and 1 have lovixl her and
served her faithfully for many years.
iIhk ake 1 would cl'"erfully
niiiko any personul Huoriiiue, jIji
Judith. - ' .
"You loved her no Well you even con
sented to take euro of all hoi' money for
her," 1'axton commented, smeerlngly.
Judil'i looked frightened, lor she hud
not suspected l'axton had the knowl
edge his words implied.
She did not resume her statement un
til l'axton said:
"If you know anything to help your
brother's cause, or to explain the mur
der mystery, do not delay in ' making it
known. I assure you Levi's neck is in
Then Judith continued:
"Much as I love Marion, when it
comes to choose between her and my
own flesh and blood, nature rules. Had
not Levi been wrongfully arrested, and
did not circumstances unjustly awaken
a suspicion against him, I would not.
now betray my dear Marion."
"What do you moan, woman?" thun
"Patience! patience!" niltnonisho I
Judith Krodgodid nut heed Stunmore's,
Sho continued calmly:
"To shield Marion Oakburn, T hnvo
kept a terrible secret. To Have my own
brother I will conl'o.-.s it." She paused,
and (hero was a moment of breathless
Stuart was on his feet, and he seemod
to await tlio woman's next words with
such anxiety us only one in his situation
could feel. He t bought her revelation
might bo his own vindication.
"How shall 1 say it? I know who
killed John Oakburn," Judith wont on.
"Who is the assassin? The name!
the name!" demanded l'axton, eagerly.
"Marlon Oakburn! She killed her
own father," said the woman.
Stannioro sprang to his feet, and
scarcely knowing what ho did In tho ex
citement of the moment he seized Judith
by iho arm, us he hissed:
"It's a lie! an fiifiimous lie!"
"You ure a bravo man to insult u wom
an," retorted Judith; Staninore's face
Hushed, and realising his conduct ho re
11 API'KK XWII.
"Mr. Stannioro, you forget, yourself,"
said Paxton, and then to Judith Kro.lgo:
"(io on, give us tho jiroof of this in
credible accusation of yours."
"I will toll you all," replied tho wom
an. "On tho night of tho murder I was
111, and I left my room at about 1 o'clock
and went to Marioii'H room to procure
some medicine. To my surprlso Marlon
was not in her room. I heard a sound
below, and looking over the rail at the
hend of the stairs I saw Marlon come
out of tho olllee with a pistol In one
hand and a sheet of paper covered with
writing in tlio other. I watched her and
saw her uteul up the stairs ami enter her
room where sbo concealed tho pistol in
tho bottom of her trunk, and it is there
"After that sho came to my room, and
with pretended anxiety about hor futher
induced me to go down to tho olllee,
whoro wo found the old man dead. Now
you know why I think Marion Oukburn
Thus concluded Judith Kredgo.
"It is ull a clover invention, no doubt,
and If there is a pistol In Marlon Ouk
burn's trunk I suspect you put It there,"
"This is no more than I might have
anticipated," answered Judith, with mi
While she was making hor revela
tion, Ktuurt llartaml was intensely ogi
tated. Thus fur ho had kept tho secret that !
he luul seen Marion leave the olllee on ;
the night of the murder, but now since tlio I
tru'h was revealed by the Janitor's sis- j
ti r he felt that it was Ids duty to relate
what he knew.
"Ono moment, Mr. Taxton, T believe
you are too hasty. 1, too, have con
cealed a certain item of knowledge
regarding this cInio, because I did not
wish to bring suspicion and disgrace
upon one whom I boliovo to he Innocent,
despite the evidence. of inyownslghi,
from my knowledge of her character,"
said Stuart Harhind.
"This is becoming interesting," said
"Do you confirm this woman's story?"
"Listen, sir," answered Stuart, and
then ho went on to relate how on the
night of tlio murder, as he was leaving
the house just after the crime must have
been committed, he Haw Marion step
out of tho oflleo with a paper In one
hand, and something from which the
light glinted as though it might have
boon rellecteil from a polished metallic
surfuco In the other.
Ho also told how frightened Marion
looked, and how sho had lied up the rear
In conclusion ho said:
"After all, 1 have so much confidence
in Marion, us I have said, that I be
lieve then? is some explanation of her
conduct yet to bo miulo which will
leave us ull witliout doubt of hor inno
cence." As Stannioro listened to Stuart Har
limd's story ho uttered a groan and
buried his face In his hands.
Hoth Ktuurt and Puxtou regarded
him woiideringly, and they asked them
selves: "What is Marion Oakburn to Mr. Stan
more?" As Stuart concluded, Stanmore arose
and ho looked as though tho room was
stilling him, us though ho could not
breathe, and he went out rooting like u
"Have I done right in tolling all this?"
asked Stuart of l'axton.
"You have. Justice demands that all
possible light should bo cast upon this
case," answered the detective.
Judith Kredgo soenied dolightcd nt
Stunrt's unexpected continuation of her
"Now you will believe mot" sho cried.
"Yes, wo bellovo your statement that
you saw Marion Oakburn ns described,
but wo do not yet admit her guilt as
proven," answered Paxton.
"if more evidence Is wanted, It Is fur
nished by hor (light. She run uway be
cause sho booamo alarmed and feared
she would bo urrested," continued Ju
dith. "And so you uro guilty of compound
ing a felony, Miss Judith," said l'axton
"I I don't comprehend."
"I prosume not. Let mo refresh your
memory. Marion Oakburn bribed you
to keep it a secret Hint you sow her
leave the olllee on tho night of tho mur
der." "Xo! No!"
"I know it is true. Y'ou wrung tho
hist dollar she possessed from that poor
girl, and I also suspect you compelled
lier to glvo you her jewelry."
"It Is false."
"We have u facnlty for making discov
eries. I Know ull about, ye ir bank ac-
I "1 i u'l' i k'""""" "en Mitioi Onk
burn h locLet which was pawned by
T deny it."
"It will do you no good to deny what
we can prove. It is a criminal offense
to compound a felony, or in other words
to conceal a crime. If you expect any
mercy ut my hands, truthfully answer
my iticstions. Do you know whore
Levi was at tho time of the murder?"
"No, sir," answered Judith.
"lo you know whore Marion Oak
l'axton rellected for a moment in this
"Sineo sho hns a powerful motive In
seeking to place the crime on Borne one
besides her brother, wore It not that
Stuart Harhind has confirmed her story,
1 should not credit it. And yet if Ma
rion Oakburn is innocent, why did she
bribe Judith to keep her secret?"
Presently he said to Judith:
"We will accompany you home. I
want to see the pistol you suy is con
cealed in Marion Oukluiru's trunk."
As they were leaving the ofTloo, Stun
more re-entered, and being informed of
their contemplated visit to Onklmrn'a
apartment, ho accompanied thorn.
1'pon their arrival at the house, Judith
led the wny directly to Marion's room,
mid the others followed her.
Kntcring Marion's apartment, Judith
said, pointing to a tr.ink:
"Search for yourselves:"
The trunk was locked, but Tuxton
forced the lid, and in u moment he dis
covered a strange-looking pistol of largo
caliber ut the bottom of the trunk.
It was Indeed the very weapon that
Marion Oukburn concealed there on the
night of the murder.
Lagerly Paxton examined It.
"It Is an air pistol," he said in u mo
ment. Then producing tho large peetiliur
shaped bullet which had caused John
Oakburn's death he added:
"Now for tho supreme test. If this is
the pistol from which the shot that killed
Oakburn was discharged, this bullet
will lit it."
Then he trlod the bullet In tho pistol.
There was no longer a doubt.
The bullet fitted the pistol perfectly.
"We have found the weapon with which
Oakburn was killed," said Paxton, now
fully convinced on this point.
"I told youso,"said Judith, triumph
antly. "This is all a conspiracy. If Marion
Oukburn was guilty, common prudence
would have told her not to louvo the
pistol behind when she left her home,"
"Assuming that she was abducted, she
had no opportunity to secure tho pistol
and take It with her," said Paxton.
The detectivo made a further search
of the room.
He hoped to make further discoveries.
If'.it his quest was not rewarded.
On the hearth, however, ho noticed a
heap of ashes, where It seemed a mass
of letters hud recently been consumed.
Thero was nothing further to be ac
complished In tho apartment, it seemed,
ami bo ttie detective uml his companions
Iteforo ho loft tho house Paxton said
"Mark me, woman, you ure nt my
mercy, and if you Httempt to interfere
with my effort to get at the truth of this
murder mystery, you will bo railed to
answer to the charge of compounding a
lelony. Who knows but you might bo
suspected of being Marion Oakburn's
accomplice. If she Is guilty?"
On the street without the house the
throe men separated.
Paxton continued on alone in the di
rection of his ofllce.
Ho chanced to enter a little notion
shop near Garrison's olllee, where a Ut
ile near sighted old man and his wife
nlono attended to the wants of their cus
tomers. The detectivo made the small pur
chase which was tho reason for his cull,
an d in payment for the same he was
obliged to lonoor a twenty-dollar note.
In change, besides foiiio smaller ones,
ho received u ten-dollar greenback.
l'arton was folding tho bank noto to
place It In his pocket-book, when ho
iiiiulo a discovery that was a complete
surprise. He saw the bill was marked
precisely like the money which hud dis
appeared from (inrrlson's oflico on the
night of the murder.
l'axton conceuled the excitement this
discovery naturally occasioned him,
uml, by dint of skillful inquiries, lie
succeeded in eliciting the information
that tlio marked bank note had been re
ceived from Marlon Oiikiiurn, who fre
iucnlly made purchases ut the little
"How is it that you aro ublo to say
positively from whom you received this
jiiirfTculur note?" uskod the detective,
when the little old shop-keeper had told
him ho had it from Marion.
"Itccuus6 when 1 received it I gave it
to my wlfo, and this morning 1 bor
rowed It buck Irom her. She will tell
you the samo.llH It not so, Sarah?" an
swered the little old man.
Thus appealed to tho ugod shopkeep
er's wlfo at once continued her husband.
l'axton left tho shop with his mind
burdened with this now source of per
plexity. "The case grows stronger nnd stronger
against Marlon. When shall I get ut
tho real truth of tho affair when plinll
I know who murdered tho old cashier?"
ho said in monologue.
Paxton was seated in his oflico thot
sumo night when n messenger hoy called
und delivered a note, which the detect
ivo hastily read and as ho perused it ho
seemod to be somewhat excited.
"This mutter must bo looked to nt
once!" he exclulnied, and ho hurriedly
left, tho ofllce.
l'axton went directly to Judith Kredgo,
whom he found at tho apartments lutely
tenanted by John On lib urn and his
Ho had received a surprising com
munication from the woman, but. ho sus
pected a plot, and ho was on Ids guard.
The detectivo was about to hear a
disclosure which ho most desired, and
Judith Kredgo hud resolved upon u bold
move. A crisis was Impending.
TO UK I'OXTlNl Bll J
A snow-shoe competition for ladies
vu9 lately held hy the Christ ianla
Snow-Shoe Club. The Interesting
event took place on a hill which not
many years ago was considered a very
(lilllcult, one for men, but the Culr
snow-shoo runners did wonderfully
well. They not only compassed the
descent without staves or poles but
even insisted upon it hop being added.
The request was complied with, and
they ha4iiot, as it turned out, ver
valUecF.flejr powers In !?' hen -vjot,
tmHiop'waa clearwJ lnu ,.
llirce. prl.es wore awarded, ami
dance brought the day lo a close.
In Russia a child ID years of ag;o
cannot go away from home to school
without a passport. Servants and
peasants cannot go away from where
they live without a passort. A gen
tleman residing at St. Petersburg or
Moscow cannot receive the visit, of a
friend who remains many hours with
out notifying the police of his ar
rival, as the case may be. The por
ters of till houses are compelled to
make returns of the arrival and de
parture of strangers. And for every
one of the above passports a charge
is made of some kind.
Tho Coming Frull Country.
Oregon fruit-growers say that Ore
gon is to be t he greatest fruit-growing
State of the I'liimi. One fruit
expert says that Italian prunes
grown in the Willamette Valley are
superior to those grown in Italy.
The climate, lie says, is like 1 he great
fruit region of Asia Minor. One
grower lias planted about lii.OOO
prime trees in 150 acres in the Willa
mette, and it is said that prunes and
other fruits arc being planted in
thousands of other farms. That
part of the State promises to bo a
vast fruit orchard in the near future.
Honey could be immensely im
proved by the planting of the flowers
known to yield a line tlavored nectar.
Kveryone knows tho difference in the
quality of the comb contents in dif
ferent parts of the same country and
in different regions. The Narbnnne
honey obtains its fine flavor by being
harvested chiefly from labiate plants,
such its rosemary, etc, and though II
appears that the Maltese honey does
not, as Is often slated, owe its tine
aroma to orange blossoms, the latter
undeniably perfumes Greek honey.
MiinI Ho a Sprinter.
In Singapore the bridegroom must
secure bis bride in a race, and this
custom of bride-chasing is quite com
mon throughout southern and east
ern Asia. In Singapore a circular
course is marked out, half of which
is traversed by the maiden incum
bered only with it waistband ere the
word is given for the would-be pos
sessor to go in pursuit, in the hope of
overtaking her before she has thrice
compassed the circle; that achieved,
she has no choice but to take the
victor for her lord.
(JIahm lii Ancient.
lr. Scliliemanii found bits of glass
in his .excavations at Mycena1, though
Homer does not mention it as a sul
stancc known in his time. The most
eminent Kgyptologists place the date
of the llrst use of glass at a period
too remote to lie given in years.
An (Mil Human,
Let it la Cox. who died at Hyhrook,
J'iniaioa. in lH.'tx, claimed and
brought evidence to prove that she
was Hit) years old at the time of her
Three-quarters of the entire manu
facturing capital of the 1'nited
States, or ii,i(t().00t),000, is directly
or indirectly based upon patents.
a mill of i on. i.
"ABC, ARC, ABCI!"
The piirrnt orb"), prmul Hi could be,
'We hir.ls who know letters
Are Btirelv vmir bettors,'1
He culled to the birds in the tree.
Hut tin? hirils in tho treo-top nt play
All chirped in the jollicst way,
"Wo don t know Aid 's,
lint we're quite ill our ease
In these higher hriinohes," said they.
II. L. Jiriilgmau, In St. Nicholas.
l'llttHlng the Clot lies I'l'ifH.
For fun ut a parly the simple little
game of "passing the clothes peg" is
is about us good as unything you can
Supposing we have sixteen players
then we require sixteen clothes pegs
or any smooth pieces of wood. The
players stand in two lines facing each
other, eight on each side, Kucli
player holds the left wrist of his
neighbor with his own right hand, so
that each only has one liundul liberty.
I'lueo a chair at each end of each line,
and at tlio top end eight pegs are
placed on each of tlio chairs. When
the signal is given, then each side be
gins to puss the pegs one ot u time
mid put on the chair ut the opposite
end. As soon us the eight pegs are
landed, then puss them buck, and the
side wins which gets all the pegs buck
first. The thing to avoid is dropping
the fiegs on tlio tloor, us it wastes time
and loses the game. Chicago Kucord.
T,nwn eupolette is an interesting
outdoor game for young girls. It is
phiycdwitli wooden quoits uml large
wooden pins, fashioned with a slighl
cup at the top, in which rests a ball.
There are seven pinsilriven into the
ground; six are set up in a circle, with
the seventh in the middle. The play
ers, divided iuio two tenuis, and nny
number limy play, stand at gi o
ili;timoe from the pin'., each pluyi i
being supplied witliqie it- ' .
r,he trios lo l'lloek the i'lil " '
to so ' . an I iiel ..I- : -ii.g I no
tlio player must give the n um : !
the pin ut which sho intends to aim,
mid if she strikes oil' the bull she
scores ono; if she strikes oil' the ball
belonging lo any other pin the score
counts one lor the iiposiug team. If,
however, she strikes off not only the
bull at w hich she aimed, but by the
suiiie throw strikes oil' one or more
bulls besides she may score tlieni all.
A variation of the game is to try to
throw the quoits so as to fall upo'i the
pins uftert'ie balls have been knocke I
oil", and for cery case in which she
succeeds she ailds t he number of I lu
pin to her score. -- San I'l ain isco
Vl'Ki'liiMo I Iv- l mp.
There is an article on "Plant Thai
Feed I' pun Insects," written Is
Thomas II. Kearney, Jr., in i-d.
Nicholas. The author says:
Perhaps some of the renders of Si
Nicholas have noticed the little plant
called sundews, that dwell in
almost every part of the world
commonest of these in th"
States and in Kugliiml is the
leafed sundew, winch has a ro
roundish leaves mi slcndei stall
of the midst of tlieni rises u leafless
stem, bearing a number of small while
(lowers, that open one by one when
the sun is shining. The leaves are
fringed and covered on the upper si lo
with small, ilul'k-rcd bodies, culled
glands, boi lie on slender stalks, like
tiny, round headed nails. On each of
these little glands may be seen a drop
of clear, sticky liquid that glistens m
the sunlight. And this appearance
earns for the plant its pretty mime of
"sundew . "
When an insect a small Hy, for
example, or a gnat -alights upon u
sundew loaf, he is caught and held by
the sticky fluid on the glands under
him. Then the stalks of the glands
near the edges of the leaf begin to
bond in tow aid the spot where the
little intruder is fastened, at the same
time pouring out an extraordinary
quantity of their sticky fluid. Il is
like a puppy whose mouth waters when
he catches sight of a bone. This
movement of t be gland stalks is veiy
slow, ami it takes many hours for the
outer ones to dose down on the poor
little victim. When they are at last
completely bent, it is a number of
days before they once more begin to
Meantime the fluid which they pom
Upon the body of the insect actually
digests all tho eatable part of him,
leaving the hard shell or the thin
wings behind, when the glands return
to their places. Sundews will digest
tiny bits of incut if placed upon the
leaves. There is no doubt that the
plants are better for an occasional
meal upon an insect, for those that do
not obtain such food once in a while
thrive less than the plants that suc
ceed in securing it.
Hon- I In Jni'kkiiitc Wan Namcil.
I 'id you ever wonder how the jaek
kuifo caiiie by its name? We can
understand easily enough how its
diminutive brother came to be culled a
penknife, and how it will continue to
bear that liauie centuries after the pen
is made of ututcriiil so hard that the
kiiite would be useless to mend its
point and give it proper flexibility.
Hut lmw the juckkitifo came by its
inline is not so e blent. Iloubtless it
dates buck to the time when the two
came into common use, for otherw ise
the name poeketkiiife would have dis
tinguished cither with siitlicient clear
ness from its fellows of the belt or of
clue to the origin of this name
may be found if we observe that the
knife has it in common with tin- jack
plane, the jiii'kserew, and numerous
other coiitriwmoes for doing the hard
est uml coiuiuoiiesl kind of well; Nrnv
the symbol of every such appliance to
the ready service of mil nk iml in doing
drudgery has boon, ami is, the don
key, all the world over, and the prob
lem is reduced lo this, .i I'm, I how
this patient creature of nil wink came
In receive the now ojijuoliiii.ii- oi
thet, but mice pet Inline, of ja.-kuss.
It seems to have come incidentally,
und in u blundering way as so many
other words luivi me tons through
the French. In that language, the
word genet is a name apjilied lo the
liner Sninish or Moorish horses,
though it is said originally to have be
longed rather to tin- rider, an. I lo have
been given to him from I lie jieciiliar
suit of at ii ic ii' w Ii it'll in- wore. Ilow
eser this may have been, it is certain
that genet did mean n line horse. The
F.uglish, in borrowing the word, dis
regarding; ils gender, w hich is inns
mi line, and giving attention to its
sound, seem I i have eoiifuiimleil it
with Jeiinnetle. and so the wold was
written Anglieo, ".lenny." At once
In gull II iloce: s of ilillol elltiatioll,
.fenny was feminit,", uml its corres
ponding masculine num.- was Jack.
Such seems tu have hi en the way ill
w li i.'li t ho mnue a' and its ;q.pi
cat ion came h1h.ii ' .
As soon a-, tin- name h.-'-umc lumilmr
by a simple law ot a- w ..itioii. It was
lurried into ,i w id-r tie!. I of useful
ness. Any eoiitri , nui-e for lifting
luavv weight:- wi n!.! be a lack, pure
uml simple. I't i
ahead and did the
est work wlis the
kliil'e that nil-' ilt
boih t" the sen ic
incut o its ow nor
(in tl th.-r let
. I.:n.'. -,. .1 1 .
,',, .ill I I'l I- el'
employ nt .t i ' i.i
l . 1 1 t-1 I : i , , : i Hit the
-lined to minister
- ami the aniuse
;i'. the i.'ickknif"
"I . lilt :l . I" 'le
i lid a. he i,- I :.:;i
..eailiio iy ot . .. ,i . .poratiitK spiMiing
li-iiiiv. Kill ihis iit'.eiitiol) is as often.
I t it.;i is. called a spinning-inn le, and
this circumstance b uds probability to
t lie ace mill already given of w hut. is
in t he inline. - II. no. ( 'ouijiauion.
S l-OMMlt'-l I'V M Oil li.- .
I w.o- married in India, writes Phil
Ibibiiisi.u, the aiillior ami traveler. I
engaged lor our honey moon a little
house sixteen miles or so from any
other habitation' of white man that
t I on the slot p while dill' of the
Nel'ildhi liver, which here flows
I h rough a canyon of pure w Idle marble.
Close beside hi i house win a little
lull, w hero a hojy mail lived in charge
of an adjoining shrine, eai ni.ig money
l"i' him-cll ami lor tin shrine by
polishing htile I'leeos ol marble as
mementos for i tutors. It was a won
der!'.. I ilace. altog, Iher. and while my
wKcweiit in to change In r ill ess, the
.-ei Mints laid I Ufa I. la -t on the Vcrainlu
overlooking -tin- rit or. At the lirsl
clatter of the platt tin re began to
comedown from from I he big tree that
overshadowed the li
trees that grew in t
il, from the hou-
latilic In hill I
...I ilsclf, Iroiii
ei cry w h. i c, a multitude of monkeys.
'I hey i io ip singly ami in eouiles
and in families, i.'i.l t .... Is llo ii' phiees
wit lion! noise or I'll -s on the icraii'l.i.
and sat t In re, like an aiiilielice uniting
for an elitel'taililuetil I" eomniolioe.
And when cveivi ,iug was na ly, the
bri.'iklasl all laid, the inoiikevs all
seated, I went in to call tin wile
"liroithl'ast is all ready and they
arc all waiting." I said.
'Who are waiting?'' she listed, ill
disinat. 'T thought wo wcie going
to be alone, and I was just coining
out in my dressing-gown."
"Never liiiml." I s.iid. "the people
about hero an1 not fashionably dressed
themselves. They wear t t t ty much
the same things all the y o ir roll ud. "
An. I. so lev wile eaine out Imagine
then, her astonishment! In the mid
dle of the leiaiidii stood her breakfast
table, and all the rest of sjiaocas well
as the tailings and the -ti ps, was
covered with mmiki y a. grave as
iossibe and as mot iouless ii li. I silent
as il they were siuiled. Only their
eyes kept blinking, and their little
round ems Kept twitching. Laughing
heartily ut which the monkeys only
looked all the graver my wife sat
"Will thev eat uiiv thing?'' asked
"Try them," 1 said.
So she picked uji a biscuit and
threw it among the company. Ami
the result! About three hundred
monkeys jumped up in the air like
one, and just for one instant there was
a riot that tb-lies description. The
next instant every monkey was sitting
in its place as solemn und serious us
if it had never moved only their eyes
w inked uml their ears t w itched.
My wife threw them aiiothei biscuit,
and again the riot, and then another
and another und another. Poll at
length we Innl given all that we bad
to give, ami got up to go. The moii
key s at once rose, eiery iininkt y on
the n laii'la. and advancing graielv to
t he stt ps.w nlked i low n t In in in si ,1,. i ii it
procession, old and young together,
ami dispel soil for the day s occupa
tions. ( ur Dumb Aininais
For linger u Ivei ti3cnje; 1 liberal
Colitrut ts wid lo mutle.
HELPS FOR HOUSEWIVES. ,
Clean Vail I . unit Down.
In cleaning frescoed or pn; ered
walls juit u soft Cantoa f!a:i'..cl i a.'J.
Illeecy side out) on a broom autl vioo
them down, beginning ut the tor..:co
uml coming straight down to tho base
board with an even pressure. All
walls should be oleum I straight up
uml down, never acrm . Change the
bugs frequently if tho . alls are lr. je'u
soiled. Put in the wash with tlio
dusters uml press them out on ironing
day. Flannel is also highly recom
mended for cleiini:. papered walls -Pittsburg
( luirinliiK Ili'HM'rts ol' Oruiiicei.
The housewife who makes large use
of oranges will niiiko no dietetic er
ror. Next to the apple it is con-io-ered
the best of all the fruits that nr.
within the reuch of the multitude,
being so cheap (hut they cost but little
more than potatoes nt some seasons of
the year. There ure many charming
desserts that can be made of oranges,
but the very healthiest way to use
them is to fne tlieni of skin ami
white pith, remove tin; seeds n nl
slice, putting over them line granu
lated sugar. A delicious orange bev
erage is made by using the juice of
two lemons and the juice and pulj of
half adoen oranges, or in that j.ro
jiortion to two quarts of water, with
cracked ice in it. Serve il with a long
handled spoon in a tall glass. When
sweetened to taste, for which you puss
round sugar, it is delicious and n
('resiling. Limes may be substituted
for lemons. Washington Star.
To Make H II. iiist' Cool.
It is possible to make a city homo
look cool and comfortable with small
expenditure. Take down all of the
draperies of wool or silk. Brush tlieni
thoroughly ami pack away in ncwsjia
per ami moth balls. Seal the pujier
ami then sew in a cotton or linen bug.
Dotted muslin curtains only should
be placed ut the windows. If the
hardwood Honrs arc out of condition
cover I hem with iuexjieiisive matting.
Furniture can be uiiido cool uml re
freshing with sliji covers of linen or
cretonne. Cover but iges, chilli n I
iillows, if convenient, with the sa .
material. Helmut' the hcuvv ctner
lets or ornamental su t ads Ir.
beds and replace t hem with
light tliiuitv coverings v .,.
Hindu ready b.i I be .--a.
...:.e -.11 I'i.io ...I '
; 1 1 - in. I. 'f a' ' -
will rse lute ncnilig.
loom in tilt .I..IC II .Use is lo (,...'
and white sateen Sage green mul
ling is Used fin liie tloor. If possible
fill (iMitllg loo.'. in-V.-v.-s with flower
ing plants. They will iml only re
fresh the eye, but they will promote
njipetite. All elaborate ornaments u' o
enjoyed additionally if they are lo pt
from view during the summer, and
their removal makes the luutsew ife's
cures less. - Sun Francisco Chronicle.
'I In Air ol' IVcli-oonis.
When there is much w.iltr in the
atmosphere, those who breathe il au
to a certain extent depli.ed nf their
due supjily of oxygen, and the be
ginning of sull'o.-al i"ii is perceived in
I heir chests. Most mid. lie aged ami
all nld persons and those wi.h weal
hearts or i I u n i if I lillr'S halt evpcii
c need this. 'I he air el bedroom- i
exceedingly liable to be i .1 ei clia ":t'd
xvilh watery inpor. th" i i ' i,livi..u
I'easoii being that many 1h.iI' . c are
neit-r warmed wi'.h iirc-- a li '';; then
windows iii-e idteti h it ,jic'; 11 111! -!'isk
and sometimes even to tiu 'i. r "I
going to bed. A delicil 0 ol' :( n .V.I
person bans, say. at 1 1 . -1 1 a i'..:;iy,
room in which the temperature v.si os
degrees and enters a eoi ', damp b. .!
room with ii tempei atiti o of, :-.i, ils
degrees. The air in the siitn:fv rooei
was dry, iel hilis a lillb too dry. The
air in the bedroom 1- . b-.l V. till co'd,
watery vapor. So so as Ike p. r t u
enters the bedroom he rl:o'.. s ami
gasjis ami coughs for ha'.i' an hour at
least and sometime brings on such an
attack of asthma. ... as ho calk it.
'.stulliuess" .. ti. chest, that he em
hardly breathe at all.
lose his night s sleep
llllll t'Vt ,1
ic 'ill I..;
s e dills alter such all expoun
Coiiiuiou sense say.-, ''Mal t'
to bring the utin.'spht re of
loom nearer in point both !' diyin-s-and
of w stint I 11 to the at mo-plici e tl
the sitting room, and then the o. . u
pant will not g;eq choke or :!.,
hilt Will go to :-lt el with t:'.-t- ..ltd
I l. l it ale s..tt.s.
N lie Soup Put a well grown fat
chicken in a soup kittle vvithth
tpnii Is of cold water, stand ov. i tic
tire and It t come to a boil. Skim and
Ic! simmer for two hoiiis, nld one
miioii, a sj.i ig of parsley ami thyme,
ami let simmer one hour longer. Sea
sou with pepper, salt, and a sqiieee
nf leinoll juice.
Asparagus Soup Wash a bunch ol
itspaiagus, anil put it in a sii icepnii of
boiling vviit. r. Let boil until tender.
Take from the water, cut oil' the lops,
and put thorn aside. Press the stalks
through a colander, add them to a
quart of milk and set over the lire to
boil; thicken the soiii with u table
spoonful each of butter ami flour
rubbed together. Add the asparagus
ttqis, season with suit ami pepper and
Noruiainly Sotii Melt u quart of
veal stock innl j ut it on to boil with
two dozen stiiull white onions. Let
simmer slow ly for one hour. Slice u
loaf of bread ami add to the soup, let
boil very gently for an I, our longer.
Take up, strain, thick en with a little
butter uml Hour nibbed together, re
turn to the kettle. add u i 1 1 1 of cream,
season with u few tlrojis of Price's ex
tract of cloves, ami mace, salt, blut k
pepper ami a dusli of enveune. Servo