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THE OLD TRUNDLE BED.
Dh, tV eld trundle bed where I
when a boy,
What panoplied kuight might not covet
The glory and ponce of that slumber of
Like a I" tiff, gracious rct In the bosom
The quaint, homely couch, bidden clone
from the lipht,
t?ut daintily drawn from its hilling at
th, a neat of delight, from the foot to
is the queer little, dear little, old trun
Ph, the old trundle lied where t wonder
The stars through the window, and list
ened with uwc
To the sigh of the winds ns they trem
Through the trees where the robins so
I ..restlessly slept,
tWhere I heurd the low, murmurous chirp
. of the wren,
iAnd the katydid listlessly chirrup ngnin,
IThrough the mne of the dreams of the
old trundle bed.
Oh, the old trundle bed! Oh, the old
tWith its plump little pillow and old-fashioned
Its snowy white tlieots and the blankets
Smoothed down and tucked around with
I the touches of lore;
The voice of my mother to lull me to
."With the old fairy stories my memories
iBtill fresh ns the lillies that bloom o'er
nee bowed o'er my own in the old trun
-James Whitcomb Wiry.
2 HIS BUSY DAY. J
T WAS my busy day.
A pile of correspondence on d.i tint
ing to a man's ambition on I'Ike's
Peak or the Eiffel Tower burdened my
desk and there was a kink In my tern
jler which I bad calculated would re
quire a dinner at Martin's, tete-a-tcte
with Marguerite, to effectually straight
en out. Martin's chef makes a certain
hpate that puts a man at peace with all
the world, whllo Marguerite Is at once
soothing and stimulating, like cham
At this point my reflections were In
terrupted by Forsythe, the best fellow
ln the world, but with an unlucky bablt
of turning up at the wrong moment
I didn't give him the glad band exact
Dy, for which I was sorry enough after
ward, but ho was too preoccupied to
"Oh, I've something to say to you,
'Austin,' be said after a few prelimi
naries, with the effect of having Just
i "All right," I replied, taking my feet
off a chair to shove it toward him, "lint
make It twenty words If you can. I'm
In a runli to-day."
"I can do It quick enough," be went
on, with an uneasy laugh. "I Just want
jto ask you if you've any Intentions of
a matrimonial sort, you know, toward
"The devil you do!" I exclaimed. "It
Strikes me that's my business."
. 'Terhaps It Is," be said, with an nlr
jef wishing to do me every Justice, "per
ihaps It Is, but It's mine, too."
; "Indeed," I remarked, feeling that I
"You see, Austin," cried Forsythe,
"'when you Introduced Dillnrd and me
to Marguerite wo both thought you
-vere a trifle gone In that direction, and
ben I found I thought such a lot of
her I couldn't live without her I felt
that I bad no right to ask for her until
I found out whether you wanted her
- "Deuced good of you," I commented,
ptlltly, seeing be had paused for a re
ply. It only seemed fair to give you the
rst chance," be finished, looking at
fine In a hurt sort of a way that made
Ime ashamed of myself.
"You're all right, old boy," I hastened
say. "Forgive me; you took mo by
isurprise. But since you ask me I don't
IniJad saying I never bad a thought of
marrying Marguerite" (which wayi tnio
enough, and I d never thought of any
one else marrying her either),
"I'm mighty glad of that," cried For
"No doubt," I said, a trifle dryly; but
he hastened on: "I'm going to take
iber to a picture exhibit this morning,
41 ml thought I'd like to ask her then,
flf you assured me the field was clear.
I hope I have your good wishes, Aus
"Certainly," I said. "Go ahead and
y for her, and good luck go with you,
painful memory of the grip he
leave i2 baml on ,cavln 8tl11 lingered
'with mtwUpa 1111,lr'1 dropped In an
hniir it,:. 1 Kave Ward the other
"Hullo," he?1"1 AuRt;'
"Rather," I ""wtly. Dll
lni'ii'a t.1"" 1 We l spend
inir an Income nf fr a year,
( -"... 1
and It's bard to be g
see a man
like that when
irnt vmir nun
vnn'tr..""-- " " "
nose down on tho grinds
"Just a word In your e
through," he announced
Marguerite, you know."
jcrlte!" I exclaimed.
you ve neari
"Heard what," ho cried. "Are yo
engaged to her?"
"Certainly not," I answered, with em
jhasls; "what made yoe. mink ibat? '
"Ob, I thought you rather fancied
ter and I'm tremendously glad to hear
you dou't care about her." (I wasu't
ware that I'd said that, but I let It
pass.) "She and hr aunt are going to
take lunch with Forsythe and me to
day, end 1 thought I might get a chance
to try my luck with her then. Hut as
long as you Introduced us I thought I
ought to give you the first chance."
This sounded famlllur too familiar,
la fact. . ..
"Oh, don't mind me," I protested Im
patiently. ' "My Intentions toward
Marguerite are wholly Innocuous. Wish
you success, Uillard."
I managed to evade his parting hand
hake, thus saving my fingers a second
crushing, and he departed happy..
When, 1 went to lunch and had time
to analyze my feelings 1 found that I
feseated being forced Into posing as a
sort of trousered fairy) god;notber tf
Of course ns long a I had no inten
tions whatever of asking hft to marry
me I could hardly be so absurd ns to
resent some one else doing so. And
certainly Forsythe and IHilard bad be
haved handsomely no one could have
But !- be asked for my consent to
Marguerite's nuptials ns though I were
her elderly uncle or benevolent maiden
aunt was a trifle trying.
At R o'clock I was on my way to see
her. I felt that however unpleasant
my new attitude toward her might be,
It nt least gave me a right to know
which one of tny friends she bad accept
ed. By the time I reached the car 1
was sure It was Forsythe; when I
alighted nt the corner my mind wis
made tip to accept Iiillnrd ns her fu
ture husband, and when I entered the
door I had come to the conclusion that
whichever she took she was undoubt
edly doing well for herself.
"What, It Is you?" cried Marguerite,
when I found her In the library.
"lld you expect some one else?' I
asked, scanning her closely. She un
doubtedly looked happy.
"You were here yesterday," she re
piled. "One good turn deserves another," I
said, "Besides I've come to congratu
"Well?" she asked and settled down
comfortably to listen. Marguerlto Is
very provoking sometimes. She knew
I was all nt sea.
"iJllIard Is a man to lie proud of," I
hazarded, watching her face.
"Are you proud of him?" she In
quired, looking up at me with big ques
tioning eyes. After nil the role of fairy
godmother to Marguerite wasn't so
bad. I reflected, that Is, If one couldn't
be anything else.
"And his fortune " I went on. Ig
noring her question.
'Ah, his fortnne-nre you proud of
that, too?" she asked.
Perhaps It wasn't LMllnrri nftir all.
"Hut Forsythe," I said, shifting my
ground, "lie Is a man in a million.
"Yes. he Is," said Marguerite reflect
'See here," I cried desperately,
"which nre you going to mnrry?"
"The mail In a million or the man
with a million?" she cried with a Blind
ly lifted chin.
"Yes, which Is It to be?" I repeated
'Suppose," she said, slowly, "suppose
I asked jour candid, unprejudiced hon
'Oh, then I suppose I should have to
advise you to take them both."
"Yes, I mippose you would," she as-
"Or else to refuse them both," I ndd-
"Ah, suppose T. hnd already done
thnt." she said soilly.
I felt my breath fall me suddenly.
"Marguerite!" I cried, and a moment
later found myself an engaged man.
"By the way," I remarked as we sat
waiting for the pato at Martin's that
evening, "how were the pictures?"
"Iteally I've forgotten," said Mar
guerite with a happy little sljh. "This
has been such a busy day.'
"Come to think of It." I replied, "ivo
bad rather a busy day myself." Chi
School Itoys an Barometers.
It looked like ralu, end naturally he
bad on a pair of light shoes and carried
no umbrella. The car stopped on the
fur side of Oiiard avenue and a young
lady got In. She bowed, and sat down
besldu tho Saunterer, who recognized
In her a school tcuchcr friend.
"What do you think of this beastly
weather?" queried be, disgrutioediy.
"Is it going to rain, or Isu't It?"
"I can't tell you to-day," answered
the young lady, smiling uu acceptance
of whatever might come. "If it were
a school day, and you were willing to
como to school with mo, I could tell you
In a very few minutes with nb.solutu
certainty. It'll sound fuuny to you,
but It's true. I have noticed that yH
can always tell what tho weather Is
going to do by the children. They're
regular barometers. If there's going
to bo a storm tliej get restless, and 1
have the burdest kind of work to con
trol them, l'artlcularly the boys. Tho
girls aren't so bad, but there seems to
bo some mysterious quality about ap
proachlng ralu that always affects the
former. I've got so now I don't blame
them, because. I don't believe they can
help It. So you see," she concluded, as
she gut out at Chest nut street, "children
have their uses, after all." I'blladel
Great I'est In South Africa.
One of the greatest pests of south Af
rlca Is the locusts, which descend In
swarms each year upon the farms of
Natal n nd the Transvaal. They some.
times fly In such numbers that railroad
trains aro blocked and are forced to
wait until the bodies of tho Insects nre
shoveled from the trucks. Last year
the government of Cape Colony paid
out $,S,r(K for locysts' eggs, at the rate
of 12 cents a pound. As It takes -10,' s
eggs to weigh a pound an Idea of the
enormous number destroyed 111 this
way may bo gathered. Hut the locusts
are not an unmixed iurse. They are
eaten by tho natives, who say they
mnko delicious food, and all animals,
Including borsori, are said to be fond
OUIert Trio in the World.
The tovu of 11 oh, the capital of tno
small TuklslMsl.lnd of that mime lyln
tlid coast VVMla Minor, possesses
o oldesTStC 'i the world, lnder its
lllppomiles Inculcated bis dl
lu bis methods and views eon
Cipie. tl. iw.nliuir art U.tMKI vears m?n
carries the ago of the tree
jruunioi?v tlme tlf Aeseulaplm (of
DiuK io iiiVfatog was a lineal de
whom l!lppllU.u wid ,m 8omo 4o,
M.u.i.inn. j 1f;i. A Kr.ut mrt uf m,
j. ins hi n lliU Hmi, alu tat.n. j4
trunk is l'
known as Hippocrates'
' The circumference of tho
dO feet, arid there are two
er branches, which are tup
BDeilk Of (lie linrnn hiIiiku nln
!.,.,. . I, ' . .......
-i"i u on the stomach, but It Is ns
can w-j a KrlK.i compared with suet
puddly ' ,
n'men have more money than
" u'ueed they thluk they need more
Ihey , bave
The Ihirlntr trender of Itlack Jiuk's
Onntc of Iliiriilit.
The notorious leader of the Infamous
"lilack Jn'k's" gang of train robbers
an t murderers, Tom Ketehum, Is now
In the penitentiary at Santa Fc, N. M.
Tom held up a train single-handed and
n the H'Mjnel to this was wounded and
It wns the Colorado Southern express
that Tom held up. The place selected
wns near Folsom, on the northeast
corner of New Mexico. One night ns
the ei press was pulling laboriously up
grade the engineer saw a light ahead
giving the signal to stop. When the
train slowed down Tom Ketehntrf
jumped Into the cab and, carelessly
swinging a 45 Colt near the engineer's
Hose, told him to obey nil orders given
during the next few minutes. This,
Tom said, would save heartaches In the
engineer's home and tin Intrusion of an
undertaker In the family circle. Then
he Jumped off and tried to uncouple the
engine, which was made Impossible by
the sleep grade. Failing in this, Tom
walked back to the Wells-Fnrgo ex
press car and, thumping the door with
the butt of his Coll, demanded admit
tance. The messenger opened the door
nnd poked the muzzle of a Winchester
out Into the dark and pulled the trigger.
Thnt put nn end to the hold-up that
night. Just how badly Tom was shot
Is not known, for he wns wounded In a
subsequent battle with United States
Marshal Foraker's posso and he will
not say how much damage the messen
ger did. As he declared the hold up off
It Is probable be was severely Injured.
The express pulled on and Tom Jumped
his broncho nnd sought safety In the
The attempted robbery wns soon
known to the officials, nnd three days
later Marshal Foraker's men were
hunting for Tom In the uplands. They
finally hit the trail and f (owed It back
Into the very henrt of ti e mountains.
Here they lost It and while discussing
the best move a report of a rifle split
the air nnd one of the deputies fell out
of his saddle. This was sufficient evi
dence of Tom's presence In the vicinity,
but not his exact whereabouts, as Tom
used smokeless cartridges. Another
shot was beard nnd another deputy
went to the ground. At this rate every
man In the posse would be cut down
without a ghost of a chance of getting
a shot. The deputies, therefore, sep
arated nnd began to scour the brush. A
glint of sunshine playing on the blue
Hteel barrel of a Winchester disclosed
Tom Ketch urn's position behind a big
bowlder surrounded by brushwood.
Then theday's proceedings began. The
deputies shot nt that glint of sunshine
playing along blue teel; Tom shot nt
the deputies. The deputies dodged be.
hind trees nnd rocks and shot wildly.
Tom stayed where he was and made
bull's-eyes. If Tom hadn't shoved his
right arm a little too high In taking
aim he would have brought down n full
mes of deputies. As it was a slug of
lead as big as your finger tore through
Tom's shooting member, and It took
a few minutes to change bis Winchester
over to his left arm. In these short
minutes the deputies closed In on Tom
and captured him. He was In a bad
TOM KKTC UVM.
shape. His right arm was terribly
broken and torn and be was already
suffering from loss of blood. Hut he
was game. He offered to take his left
arm and begin the performance all over
again, which proposition was respect
fully declined. The next day wen he
was able to be moved Tom was strapped
to bis broncho and taken to a train, ul
tliuately landing In tho penitentiary
hospital at Santa Fe.
Of "Black Jack's" gang of thieves and
cutthroats Tom Ketehum was the lead
er. Ho was .'15 years old, and !u Texas,
his native State, bo Is known ns the
new Jesse James. He stands 5 feet 10
Inches In bis stocking feet aud Is built
on tho graceful lines of a tiger. He Is
as void of conscience as tho Winchester
he earned, lie would rather shoot a
inau than eat; If the man be an ofllcer
of the law it was more fun to kill him
than to go to a dance. One of his boy
hood pastimes was to hide In some con
venlent place on the rnueh In Texas and
shoot Mexican herdsnieu. When a lad
lie was Bummoncu ns a witness in
lawsuit, and not knowing what the
summons mennt, and not caring to take
any chances, shot aud killed the officer.
After tuis no round it convenient to
change his residence, so he rode up Into
New Mexico aud Arizona. Here he soon
became a terror to everybody In gen
eral and railroad and express com
pnti.s in particular. He admits In
roundabout way that since lvsti he aad
his gang have stolen from postoftices
traliiH. stages anil wayfarers ?:20(),000
and killed iI(Xi men.
TWO DROMIOS IN REAL LIFE.
Till Time They Are Women and Are
At rulil to Meet.
There are two Chicago women who
aro anxious to meet aud yet afraid of
each other. They have never Been each
other, eveu at a dlstaniv, and would
probably go blocks out of their way to
dodge eaeli oilier. The reason of all
this is their remarkable resemblance,
l.'ach Is stopped on the street by people
who take her for the other. The clerks
lu the big dry -good 4 stores get mixed
over them. They have several friends
lu common, who are always making
mistakes and telling ni.out them. Ou
lives on the South Side and one on tho
West, and they move in eutlrely differ
ent "sets;" this accounts for the fact
that they have never '"t. '
Now both these women are hnndsome
and 8tytih, and well groomed. Ju this
fact lies the reason of their being afraid
to meet. Each fears to find the other
better looking or better dressed or more
attractive. It really baa come to such
a pass that neither ventures to go shop
plug without mnklng a swell toilet.
What was at first considered a good
Joke bns come to be a serious matter,
and has set the nerves of both women
The common friends are now schem
ing to bring them together. They ar
gue that two women so much alike
should be the warmest sort of friends.
Hut It does not take much of a student
of human nature to predict that they
are wrong.Cbicago Inter Ocean.
LI HUNG CHANG'S WEALTH.
Wiijra In Which lie Accumulated Ills
11 Hung Chang, the most conspicuous
Chinese of the nge, Is often called the
richest man in the world. One wny In
which 1A for many years made an
enormous sum of money was to us-
thousands of soldiers in his own pri
vate enterprises without paying them
a cent for their labor. In the course of
time he purchased extensive estates In
the rice-growing regions aud raised
more bushels of rice every year than
the lMinnnza farmers of North Dakota
used to raise of wheat. He got his
lalsir for nothing, and his great crop
of rice was .-.Imost clear profit. He
simply turned his soldiers loose In the
rice fields, and they hnd to be content
with the rations and the miserable pit
tance paid to them by the government.
The great man also became his own
contractor for army supplies. He
would sell his own rice to the govern-
M HL'NU C'ltANO.
ment for army rations nt an enormous
profit, and pocketed a handsome rake
off on nil other supplies furnished to
the tens of thousands of soldiers in tho
I'echlll province. Then bo was chief
supreme of the custom houses for a
long distance nround the Gulf of
Fcchill, and there was nothing mean
about the stream of gold that poured
Into his strong-box through this chan
nel. It has long been notorious that
one of the methods ho employed was
to Import large quantities of goods
through his agents without the pay
ment of a cent of duty, and then sell
the goods at a round figure to his coun
trymen. This method of money-making
finally Involved the old gentleman
In troubles, cbnrgiyt were made against
lilin, nnd he came near losing his official
head; but his power was so great and
his real services to the state were so
vnluable thnt he was almost Invulner
able la spite of the many enemies who
have always been ready to accuse him.
One of his great sources of money-
getting employed by LI Hung Chang
during the later yenrs of bis career as
Viceroy was as a money lender. There
Is little doubt that he was the king of
pawnbrokers the world over. His loan
otllccfl were scattered far aud wide
over bis province, and ho loaned great
sums of money on mortgages and on
pledges of personal property. I n a coun
try where no legal rate of Interest Is
fixed this business has brought enor
mous returns to LI Hung Chang.
There Is not a single garden vege
table that bns not a medicinal quality
aside from Its food value. The first
thing to come In the sirring Is nspara
gus, valuable In all kidney complaints
and a most de icious dish. Then we
have rhubarb, which counteracts the
effect of the usual heavy meat diet of
winter aud clears tho system of some
of the acids that produce dyspepsia,
rheumatism aud other paluful mala
dies. Itadlshes arc good for stomach
troubles, dandelion given s make a good
blood purifier, horse radish is a tonic
and makes the npivotite good. Onions
cure colds and bring sweet sleep, aud
celery and lettuce soothe the Irritated
nerves. Carrots are gtod for scrofulous
tendencies, eiieunilcrs nre wholesome
and cooling, notwithstanding the bad
reputation they have, and parsley Is
Known as a palliative In cases of drop
sy. The whole list of vegetables might
be named and a positive medicinal
value given to each of them.
F.uropeau womcii have a craze for
tattooing at the moment. They cause
themselves to be decorated with drag
ons, scriM'tits, grillius and such things,
aud call the llgurcs tatoographs. The
tjueeu of tlreece Is nald to have hnd
her ankles tattooed with some small
tlgure, and a Farlslau woman, hearing
of this, went her one better aud had a
spider web tattooVd ou her shoulder.
She claims to 1h delighted with the
result, for she says when lu full dress
the "tattoograph" gives her an air of
mystery, and attracts jieople to her
shoulder If not to her side. It is not
stated that tho mouse has Income a
HpuIar figure. A woman who could
lie guilty of such folly Is not far re
moved from a savage, and It Is safe to
say that this fad w not be adopted by
Origin of Hour.
Just when the day became divided
into hours Is rot known; nor Is the
process explained. The Creeks and
Koiuaus iiieiiMtreirMiine by tho water
glass, and the sun dials. The hour-glass
tilled with saud was the outgrow th of
these vessels from which the water
dripped through tiny openings.
"Why do they call that trick bicycle
"Itecause be doesn't scorch." Bis
marck Tribune. "
if we were a woman, we would In
augurate a lot of reforms, but there It
one thing -we vvouldu't do; we wouldn't
Kiss Qiuer woi
CANNING OF SALMON.
IMPORTANT INDUSTRY OF THE
Value of the Alaskan Fisheries la
I.I tile Appreciated -In Twenty Years
the Amount of Salmon TsJcen In That
Country Kcaches7OO,X)O,0OO rounds.
The value of the fisheries of the
United States bn9 become far greater
than that of any other nation, rud no
feature of our fisheries has had a more
rapid growth than salmon canning on
the Tactile const. Salmon cnuulug is
by far tho largest brnnch of the Pacific
coast fisheries, nnd the market value of
the canned f-almoii put up on the l'acltlc
coast every year is about twice that of
the entire annual product of the lake
fisheries. We have hardly renlif.-d yet
bow much the waters of the A.iasknn
const nre contributing to our Acnlth.
In twenty years nearly 71X1,000,000
pounds of fresh salmon have been
taken In Alaska, and the value of the
canned nnd salted product has been
nearly $33,000,000. Over a third of all
the salmon canned and packed ou the
rnclflc coast now comes from Alaska
nud the Industry Is growing every year.
It Is sprend along the coast from the
neighborhood of Sitka in southeast
Alaska to Kadiak Island near the
Alaskan peninsula, and then farther
north Into the waters of Bebring Sea,
and that region now contributes about
a fifth of the entire catch. Kadiak aud
Chignik contribute about three-sevenths
of It, southeastern Alaska a quarterand
Ctok Inlet, Frince William Sound and
the Copper Itlver make up the balance.
Along these hundreds of miles of coasts
there are thirty canneries and more
than half of them are owned by one
Capt Clenn, of the nrmy, who has
been describing bis Alaskan explora
tions of last year in print, tells of the
little cannery at Orca, not far from the
mouth of tho Copper river, which was
so little known until recently that It
could not be accurately placed on the
maps. This cannery lias a capacity ot
50,000 cans per annum, aud employs
from 125 to 100 men of whom sixty are
Chinese. The Chinese do all the work
in the cannery, making, packing aud
labeling the cans and boxing them for
shipment. The remainder of the force
arc fishermen and boatmen, nnd most
of the fish are caught at the mouth of
the Copper river. One day last year a
vessel of the company came Into Orca
having on bonrd 'J3.000 fish, represent
ing a single lay's catch at the mouth
of the Copper river. This was by no
means an ordinary catch, but large
cntcbes have been made, and it was
enough to keep the cannery running
continuoiAdy for three days. Here, the
cnpiniu snys, he ate "from a can that
had just been packed some of the fam
ous king salmon, which Is indeed the
king of salmon, not only on account of
Its size aud beauty, but also from Its
very delicate flavor."
In this region too, la the famous can
dleflsh, which in the Hummer months
puts In nn appearance in immense
numbers. Capt. Clenn says their
schools are so thick that with every out
going tide they are cast upon the beach,
unablo to get back into the water. It
Is easy to gather up a bucketful of them
In Ave minutes, selecting only those
that are alive. The squaws catch great
quantities by simply dipping a basket
Into the water. They nre much like
theordinary smelt in texture and flavor,
through much oilier aud two or three
times ns largo. It is said the fish Is
called candlellsh because when it Is
dried It will light and burn like an or
In Lieut. Learnard's report be Rays
that along the coast In Trlnce William
Sound, aud also In Cook Inlet, there
are plenty of fish, the principal varieties
being cod, halibut, flounders, candleflsh
nud salmon. Thousands of cases of
salmon are packed nnd shipped awny,
while many thousands of salmon are
simply thrown away because they are
not of the choicest varieties. I?y this
ivasteful policy several others species
nre being rapidly destroyed. Every
fresh water stream contains plenty of
salmon nfter they start to run, ns the
fish endeavor to get to the hend of the
stream before spawning. New York
OH, SHE DANCES SUCH A WAY I
Women Waltz and Culop Fifteen Miles
in nn Kveninic.
A Chicago physician with a statistical
turn of mind has itecn estimating tho
proper distance covered by a woman In
(lanciug through the ordinary ballroom
An average waltz, the doctor esti
mates, takes one over three-quarters of
a mile. A square dance makes you
covered half a mile; thesauie distance Is
covered In a polka, while a rapid galop
will oblige you to traverse Just about a
Say there are twelve waltzes, which
Is a fair average. This alone, makes
nine miles. Three galops added to this
makes the distauce twelve miles, while
from three to five other dances at a
half mile each brings up the total to
from thirteen to fifteen miles. This,
too. Is without reckoning the prome
nade and the extras.
"As a means of exercise," says the
physician, "It will thus be seen that
dancing stands at the hend of the list.
In golf, for instance, the major part of
the exercise couslsts In the walking
around the links, following up the ball,
and yet, eveu lu golf, not ns much
grjtind Is covered as In nn evening's
"The atmosphere of the ballroom Is
saturated with carbonic acid gas and
dust, laden with germs. While the
niuscdes of the legs and calves are being
Increased in size the general health U
being impaired by the quality oi the nlr.
The society belle is not content with an
occasional ball, but attends one nearly
every n'ght. All tho benefits of the
exercise disappear nnd the belle Is left
little better for the dancing." Chicago
Violinist's Kevenge on Mr. Flood.
The Incident of Seuor de Keszke re
fusing a check Insultingly offered hlui
by Baron llothschlld after le Keszke
had sung by request the other evetilug
la the baron's drawing-room recalls an
lucldeat that happened a good many
years ago la the nousu that llouuuza
King Flood occupied ou Eddy street,
Pan Francisco, liefore he built that
gloomy pile on Nob Hill. He had In
vited a celebrated visiting violinist to
dinner, and there were a great ninny
other guests. After dinner the violin
ist, much to bis surprise, wns asked If
he would not "play something." He
said be had not brought bis violin with
hlra. But Flood would not take thnt
bint, and Insisted on sending to the
maestro's hotel for the vlollu, and did
send, nnd the owner played on It and
responded to two or three encores.
When he had done lie Inid aside the
violin, put his hand Into his pocket,
drew forth a 25-cent piece, threw It on
the piano and said: "Now, .Mr. Flood,
every man to bis trnde. Mix me a
cocktail."-St(Mkton (Cnl.) Mall.
SMOOTH SENATOR CARTER.
Ilia Karly Kxperlcnceas n Hook A Kent
Makes 111m Sympathetic.
Thomas Henry Carter, of Montana,
Is considered the smoothest citizen In
the United Stales Senate, with an Irre
sistible tendency to "get there.' Mr.
Carter's success In this particular Is at
tributed by manv of his friends to the
fact that he was formerly a book ngeiij
and acquired a knowledge of the dif
ferent ways of doing things that has
served him well In political life. When
he lived down In Illinois he used to
teach school lu winters, and during the
summer vncntlon peddled a variety of
books suitable to tho needs of every
community. If he could not sell a
copy of "Every Man His Own Lawyer"
at a farmhouse he would try the latest
treatise on veterinary science or an
illustrated Bible, and If they didn't
want that he would persuade the girls
to purchase the "True Lover's Album,"
which contained pictures of famous
beauties, handsomely engraved, with
sentimental poems and blank leaves
alternating upon which the owner could
record her reflections or secure the au
tographs of her friends.
Mr. Carter laid the foundation of his
vast fortune in this simple wny, and
unlike many men who have risen from
nn humble station to great wealth and
the height of fame ho feels a sympathy
with other ambitious young men and
women who nre following in his foot
THOMAS n. CAHTF.n.
steps. This Is the reason he buys every
subscription book that is offered to him,
no matter what it Is. No book peddler
ever called on Mr. Carter without sell
ing him at least one volume, and hi
library contains a remarkable assort
ment of such works ns are peddled
through the farming communities and
the office buildings of our cities.
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
rublic moneys deposited by an ofllcer
In a bank of which he was a partner
are held, in board of tire and water com
missioners vs. Wilkinson (Mich.), L.
11. A. 403, to constitute a trust fund,
even if he had a legal title to the money.
More than twenty years' delay in pro
ceeding with a foreclosure after It has
been begun Is held, In Taylor vs. Car
roll (Md.), 44 L. It. A. 479, sufllclent to
relieve a purchaser of the property
from the effect of the lis pendens, If
there Is no satisfactory excuse or ex
planation of the dela-.
The determination as to the issuance
of a license for the sale of Intoxicants
under Maryland statutes upon an appli
cation by the clerk, when an objection
bns been filed. Is held. In McCrea vs.
IJoberts (Md.), 44 L. It. A. 485, to be
required to be made upon notice nnd
after hearing evidence, and therefore
Judicial in its nature, Instead of a pure
ly executive or administrative function.
The reteution of one room lu a leased
building for fifteen days after the ex
piration of the lease, because It is occu
pied by a member of the tenant's family
who is too ill to be safely moved, Is
held, in Herter vs. Mullen (N. Y.), 44 L.
11. A. 703, not to constitute such a hold
ing over as will create an Implied con
tract or duty imposed by law to pay
rent for the whole of a new term, If the
premises are completely surrendered
when the patient can be moved and
prior notice of Intention had been given
nnd the usual notice to let had been
placed on the building by the landlord.
The fact that certificates of stock are
Issued In favor of the secretary of the
corporation, who, with the president,
Issues them, Is held, In Cincinnati, N. O.
& T. I It. Company vs. Citizens' Na
tional Bank (Ohio), 43 L. It. A. 777, lu
suttlcient to put a person on inquiry as
to the secretary's rightful ownership,
when the signatures are geuulue.
Edible Birds' Nests.
The nests of the little swift (a kind o.
swallow), gathered along the rocky
cliffs with so much dltllculty, and yet
lu such quantities ou account of the
Chinese demand, are formed of a sail
vary secretion which soon becomes firm
on txposure to the air. It Is a glutin
ous white substance with little red
dots. They are clean, the nests
taken as soon i-onsjHrrTT
wlfU'n 'vi'atedly robl(w, j -la8trVmpelled
to eke out its waDlng
sup-r of "HTetiou with lime sticks
nlul I rass. and Is thus enabled to lav
i.. . l's ami liufi.'.i it., y
nest '"'' f""i foreign material Hi-'-IlK.ri.tantable.-Fron.
A Sketch of the
1ul, i.pluos" m Self-Culture.
Hare Copper Coins.
Th.re 18 Premium ou copper cents
of fl.iu'17U3 to 1S14. Inclusive. -,?
frouif t 1M7. Inclusive, the rarest
beiua,lr''' wmcu Sometimes l.r.
"l.l ...1.1... ..
ir nun-u uus sold for $23.
otnei. '"- urougnt si or more
are IT1- l"iHi. lsot) and 1811.
ll, the question which disturb!
i uuw iq earn more, and
r'af 1SM MM M ,
two-thirds of the
The sunflower seed crop Is 5,000,000
Japan has sixty-five cotton spinning
At Connellsvlllo 18.23G coke ovens are
active; 10,277 cars were shipped in six
A large number of the mills In South
Carolina rre making goods for the
trade of China.
The output of coal lu Colorado thla
year Is said to be nearly one-third
larger than in any previous year. It Is
sent eastward In increasing quantities
to Nebraska nnd Kansas.
The printers' exposition, under the
nuspiccs of Typographical Union, No.
0. will be held in the Grand Central
Palace, New York City, during next
April and May. Everything in the
printing arts will be displayed. James
I. Farrell. John II. Delaney, Nate New
man, Charles E. Gehring and Claude
Stoddard are the committee In charge.
Cleveland Intends to give Buffalo a
race for the largest steel plant in the
world. It Is stated that $r.MiO,000 Is
to 1m? expended nt Fairport, a few miles
east of Cleveland, In the construction of
such a plant. Buffalo has seen $1,000.
000 paid for tho land necessary for lt9
"biggest steel plant" and Its surround
ings. Eight hours a day and a minimum
wage of $3 per day after May 1 of next
year was the edict determined upon by
the National Convention of the National
Union of Steam Engineers at their re
cent convention in Boston. The union
determined upon nn aggressive stand
in this respect nnd will fight out on
those lines to a finish, nnd a successful
one, they feel assured. To further this
end and to furnish the sinews of war
the per capita tax was quadrupled.
The office of general organizer was es
tablished, and that official will tour tho
country aiding the various locals In In
creasing their membership nnd in or
ganizing locals In districts now unor
ganized or unaffiliated.
India's area of wheat farms is now
about two-thirds ns large ns that of
the United States. The wheat Is still
threshed by being trodden out by bul
locks nud buffaloes.
Hereafter bells that can be heard a
distance of 500 feet must be nttached
to all scavenger wagons In Chicago,
nnd those bells must be rung continu
ously while tho wagons nre in service,
which may be between sunset aud sun
rise. There nre S50.000 men In the world
who gain a livelihood chiefly by fish
ing, making an annual catch of ?2'J5
worth of fish for each man. The fish
eries of the United States supply eight
hundred thousand pounds 'annually,
and those of Europe 1,800,000 pounds.
In Nelson. New Zealand. If 'you use
the telephone you inns;, not name tho
mtnilK'r; you must name the party you
want, aud the exchange girl will cheer
fully tell you whether he Is in or out;
if the latter, where he is, aud when he
will be back.
The vegetable ivory of Ecuador is the
nut of a native palm. The exports
amount to ll.oOO tons per annum, of
which two-thirds go to Germany, and
one-sixth to the United States.
A shark's egg is one of the oddest
looking things imaginable, nud has
only a slight resemblance to the ordi
nary egg. In one variety It is pillow
shaped, and has a long "horn," or "feel
er," at each corner. It is about two
inches in length, and the color Is al
most pure black. It is unprovided with
shell, but its contents are protected by
a Click, leathery covering, which has
almost as much elasticity about it ns
n covering oi rubber would have. The
"feelers" mentioned catch hold of nnd'
wind themselves around pieces of sea
weed and other Uouiing objects, and
hang until the egg is hatched. One va
riety, of the shark lays eighteen eggs
durirrg the month of April. These float
about until early in December, when
the little sharks emerge.
Senator Sorgum had been doing bis
best to carry on a conversation with the
extremely MUiiimental girl, and was
In c. in u,; discouraged. She was gazing
through the window and exclaimed,
"See those distant htars. Did you
ever pause to think that they may be
"Yes, I believe 1 have."
"And that they may be peopled with
beings that hope and struggle as we do?
Oil. did you ever think of those people?'
"No," he answered, "1 nev-.'i thought
Turning abruptly, so as to face him,
The senator thought for a momeut
ami then answered coldly,
"For the -simple reason, miss, that
they don't vote in my district."
Sirup I'l'oiii i; orniu Melons.
An enterprising Georgia farmer has
become the pioneer in a new Industry
namely, making sirup out of water
melons, lie cuts the melons In halves,
m-oops out the pulp, runs It
cider mill, presses out the
over a b't
t lire. Out of
or $0 nt whol
thirty gallons of sinm and m
product nt no cents per gallon
I UNO IS IiWl t. 1. . .
. , ' "- nogs, cnu:e ;r,
M.ckeiis. and the Whole onei-.ii,..,.
- -v '
-o Shade lor Miu.ii,..
! om an Interpretation of a Wage'
n the Koran, Moslems are forbidden To
have shades to their eyes, h e the
One of the hard thin-g in thU world
to understand I. why J-rSt. .een. J
enjoy seeing their children undergo
If the people will agree"
we will take It.
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