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CHAPTER XIII. Continued.
Ho turned to Radaloft and was
about to speak when- a servant ap
peared. "An imperial messenger
seeks Immediate audionco with tho
minister of police!"
Karslcheff turned pale.
Nicholas, deeply agitated, placed
Ills hand on his mother's arm.
Katherino, with an undefined dread
of something, breathed heavily in con.
Another second and tho Imperial
messenger entered tho room. Going
directly to General KnrsichefT. ho
handed him a largo envelope .of an
ominously official appearance.
The minister, taking tho envelope
toro it open with feverish anxiety, and
with sinking heart and burning oyes
read tho following:
"To Constantino Karslcheff, Minis
ter of Police.
"Sir: Ills Imperial Majesty has
been graciously pleased to make tho
"I. Constantino KarsIchefT Is here
by removed as Minister of Police and
deposed from all other authority here
tofore vested In him as such muistcr.
"II. Paul, tho Count Nazimoff, is
hereby appointed Minister of Police to
succeed Karslchcff, deposed, and will
tako possession of the official seal
ttnd nssumo all powers of such min
istry at twelve o'clock this day, pre
cisely. "III. Constantino Karslchcff will,
without delay, proceed to Siberia,
where ho will act as civil and mili
tary governor of tho province of To-
l-1nV 1I11 rttinp .ta Tnmnrtil Af n tnok'ci
"Given under tho great seal of tho
With a deep groan, Karslchcff
dropped the paper.
"Good God, it Is the blow I feared,"
and he sank back In his chair.
Nicholas picked up tho paper.
"Give it to me," said the countess, as
she almost snatched the document
from his hand. A gluncc told her Its
contents. She looked at tho clock.
It wanted but ten minutes of the
time of the hour of noon.
"Ills excellency, Paul. Count Nazlm
oif," announced a servant. Kntherlno
stood erect in a moment. She would
give no sign of her bitterness of
heart, however deeply sho felt tho
Count Nazimoff entered the room.
He was dressed in full uniform.
Karlschcff half arose and then sat
Count Nazimoff approached and ex
tended his hand. "Believe me, my
dear Karslchcff," he said, "I was not
desirous of this position. But his
majesty having sent for mo and hav
ing proffered tho honor, it was not to
The suggestion of a fcmllo passed
over the pale face of the deposed min
ister. "I am quite sure the position
cannot be in better hands," ho said.
Katherlne looked at tho clock. It
was within five minutes of noon.
She looked at her husband and ho
understood the meaning.
"I have 'finished my work," said
Karslcheff, turning to Count NazlmofT
again, "for, as you doubtless know, I
huvo succeeded in capturing the lead-
' 'T S TN DLOFriIZ4PFD.
or3 of the Nihilistic conspiracy. His
majesty, I had hoped, would have rec
ognized my services in n different
way," he said with a bitter smile,
"but his majesty knows best. It is
my last duty to provo my loyalty by
sentencing the enomles of my sover
eign and I shall do it to tho end." Ho
Katharine was furious. Sho detcr
, mined to take matters into her own
hand. "Gemeral Karslcheff " sho said
to tho count, "is still minister."
"Until twelve o'clock," roplled tho
count; "It still wants a few minutes
of the hour."
"Then bring lu tho prisoners and
let tho general finish his work," said
Katherlne, looking toward Radaloff.
Tho latter opened tho door and
with a file of four soldiers guarding
him another prisoner was brought In
and placed in position before tho min
ister of police. Count Nazimoff took
u seat by the side of Karslcheff and
gasod curiously at tho scene.
"This is another of the vile gang
of conspirators captured this morn
ing," said Karslchoff to tho count, and
then, turning to tho prisoner, whoso
-Jjco was concealed by tho hood of
nis greatcoat, he assumed a tone of
judicial aevurlty, and said: "Drop
ur hood, prlsonor. What is your
The prlsonor droypod the hood and
yi ! S.Ki
stood like a statuo as ho answered.
"Alexia Nazimoff!" was repeated by
nil in tho room all save Ivan ami
With a cry of bitterest anguish
from his breaking heart Count Nazi
moff staggered to his feet. For a mo
ment he vainly essayed to speak, but
hia tongue refused to utter a sound.
"Oh, my father!" Tho cry was
wrung from tho surcharged heart of
Alcxi3 as ho stretched out hia shack
Paul Nazimoff, weak and trembling.,
found his volco at last. "Alexis, my
son, my boy," ho cried In anguished
tones, "what does this mean? Oh, my
God, my God!"
He pressed his hands first to his
heart, then to his throbbing brain.
"I'nthorl" snld Alexis.
"Speak, speak out! Oh, God, speak
out!" cried tho stricken count. "You,
you, my boy hero here charged
with crime with plotting tho assas
sination of your sovereign! Speak,
Alexis; say that It Is false! Don't
you see my heart Is breaking?"
"I svear to you, father, it is Lot
true. I am innocent."
"You lion" faltered Count Nazi
moff, looking wildly around. "You
hoar ho is "
"Ho Is guilty whoever ho may be,"
spoke up tho officer In command, "for
I myself found concealed on his per
son, in his cigar case this sign tho
sign of tho assassin chosen to kill."
Ho held up Lis hand!
Tho Red Rouble!
"My God!" Paul Nazimoff loll
back and buried his faco in his hands.
Tho clock showed that it wanted
but a minute of the hour.
"Quick," said Katherlne, rushing to
her husband's side. "You have am
plo proof of his guilt. Sentence him
to Siberia It will bring him and Olga
Karslchcff sat stunned!
Tho tcrrlblo disclosure of Ale.Is'
identity had shaken him.
"Quick," urged Katherlne, "It is
your last chance!"
The Iron will and relentless pur
pose of his wife swayed Karslcheff
now a3 they had often swayed him
before. It nerved him to a deed that,
left alone, ho would never have
"Alexin Nazimoff," ho said, "there
can bo no doubt of your guilt with
this damning cvldcnco of your unholy
purpose found In your possession.
You havo forfeited your life, but my
last act shall bo merciful. I spare
your life. I sentence you to twenty
years lu tho mines of Siberia!"
Karslcheff rose from his desk. T,ho
clock began striking twelve, and as
tho strokVu rang out they fell like a
knoll on tho ears of nearly all pres
ent. Turning to 'Paul, Count Nazi
moll', Karslcheff, taking a bunch of
keys from his pocket, said, "My work
Is finished. Count Nazimoff, to you
I resign my seal, my keys, my pow
ers. I havo done my duty to tho end
the rest is yours!"
Radaloft approached Count Nazi
moff Count Nazimoff, tho now min
ister of police and as ho passed tho
countess ho gave her one look that
repaid all tho Insult she had heaped
upon him loss than an hour before.
"What Is your excellency's command
regarding the other 'risoner3?" ho
asked, saluting Count Nazimoff.
"There Is one more to bo disposed of.
Sho says sho Is the wife of that man,"
and ho pointed to Ivan.
Katherino caught the word. His
wlfo! llda's brother's wife. Sho too
must suffer. None of them must
"Count Nazimoff," sho said, "my
husband laid down his work while
engaged in meting out justico to thi3
gang of assassins. Thero is one more
that man's wife. She too should bo
punished hero and now."
Paul, Count Nazimoff, looked up
slowly. Ho had aged ten years in
less than two minutes.
"Not now," ho said faintly; "not
now. Wo havo had enough of
of " He could say no more.
Katherlne spoke again.
"It ill becomos the minister of his
sovereign to show his weakness at
such a time as this," she exclaimed.
"My husband, at tho expense of his
feelings, nerved himself to do his
duty now do yours. Russia needs an
Almost Involuntarily Count Nazi
moff raised his hand. It was to beg
Katherlne to be silent.
Radaloff saw tho motion and Inter
preted It to mean that ho should pro
duce tho prisoner.
In another moment he had left tho
room and a second later reentered it
with a heavily draped figure clinging
to his arms. He had to support her
cr sho would havo fallen.
Katherlne pointed to tho trembling
figure supported by Radaloff.
"Sho Is tho wlfo of that man," ex
claimed the countess. Indicating Ivan.
"There can be no excuse for delay.
Sho was captured with tho rest is It
not so?" and Bho turned fiercely to
tho officer in command.
"It is so, madame, and sho was ar
rested while standing by tho printing
press, upon which wo found this proc
lamation." As ho spoko he displayed tho pla
card In rod.
"You soo you soe, Count Nazi
moff," oxclalmod tho countess, "there
can bo no doubt. Act and a heavy
"Poor girl." Tho count glanced at
tho veiled and ehrluking flguro before
him. "She may bo inuooant. She "
"Sho cannot br innocent with tiie
proof cf her guilt in that treasonable
proclamation," Bliotitod Knthorlno,
"Whnt h your namo?" asked Paul
Nazimoff In a faint volco.
The girl snld nothing. Sho seemed
to shrink still more.
"Sponk, girl your namo! You aro
ihat man's wife; do not deny It," said
"My nnino Is "
Tho vail fell, and tho palo face was
exposed to tho gnzo of all present,
as Olga stood forth with trombllng
form and fainting heart.
Above tho oxclamatlon of horror,
surprise and nmazomont with which
tho namo was spoken by all, thero
rang out a wild shriek of anguish and
despair as Katherino Karslchcff rec
ognized her daughter.
Again tho shriek echoed until It
Etruck terror to all within hearing.
"Olga my daughter his wife
that man's wife no! no! no! Oh,
God, Count Nazimoff, you do not be
lieve this, you cannot believo this.
My daughter, the affianced wlfo of
your son sho hero with these
thnt man's wife! It Is not so my
God, my God, I Bwoar it is not so. Do
not scntenco her! Spnro her! Sparo
fill J. mi ufiu m x-x.Tmiiiimiin ihiiii mat
her. Here on my knees at your feet.
I beg, I implore you, by tho lovo you
bore your dead wife, have mercy on
her. on me on all havo mercy, havo
Count Nazimoff raised his head.
"You have urged my duty well, ma
dame, I must perform it."
"Mercy, mercy, mercy!" screamed
Katherlne, fairly groveling at his
"I sentence her," said Count Nazi
moff, "to Siberia with her parents!"
On the Road to the Mines.
Tlirco days after the events nar
rated in the preceding chapter tho
doors of the great prison of Pctro
pavlovsk in St. Petersburg Bwung
open. Tho entrance was gunrded by
a squadron of Cossacks, and a lino
of prison vnns stood near, ready to
move at the word of command with
tho first detachment of political pris
oners frohi among tho hundreds ar
rested during tho wholcsalo raids of
the police mado by order of the min
ister. Of tho prisoners arrested In tho
Nihilist rendezvous, four Oramlnsky
and Hersy being two were sen
tenced to death; tho others, without
cxcoptlon, to exile in Siberia for
terms ranging from ten years to life.
KIrshkin's fato alone was undecided.
Ho had made a full confession of all
ho know, and It was determined to
keep him In St. Petersburg In hopes
that ho could furnish tho authorities
with still fuller details of tho great
Two by two, heavily shackled, tho
prisoners moved slowly from tho pris
on and took their plnccs In tho wait
(To bo continued.)
The Latest Type of Stein.
Ingenious manufacturers havo In re
cent years brought out music boxes
concealed in a variety of receptacles
other than tho prosaic caso of fancy
wood. Thus we havo iiad alubums,
clocks, Jewel cases, etc., within which
was secreted tho necessary mechan
ism for tho rendering of one or moro
familiar airs some too familiar, as
many a weary listener can testify.
Now comes the musical stein, for this
favorite ornnment of the grillroom or
bachelor's den has been pressed Into
servico by tho enterprising manufac
turer of tho music box. There Is noth
ing about tho exterior of tho musical
stein to Indicate that it is other than
tho ordinary variety and one Is of
heavy ware sort in green and russet
tones with a windmill decoration on
one side. Thoso who Ilko music boxes
and at the same timo are partial to
steins for decorative uso will doubt
less npprovo of this 'newest device.
"All men," shouts the impassioned
orator, "aro croated free and equal!
Who can add anything to this noblo
sentlmont which has como rosoundlng
down tho long avenues of our his
tory? Who can make it moro im
pressive? Who can "
"I can," cries a little man with wor
rlod eyes, who bobs up at tho odgo of
tho audionce. "All men aro croated
free and equal and thoa they get
At this point a sturdy feminine
hand, wearing a plain gold ring, is
soon to grip tho little man's oar and
bring him back to his place.
Playwright Quits America.
Augustus Thomas, playwright, has
decided to settle permanently In Europe.
(ihiih I linn ill m l il m
i i i i - i ' f
White Plymouth Rocks.
The question frequently nrlses In
one's mind, "What ndvantago Is thero
In raising tho Whlto Plymouth Rock?"
This breed, ns developed to-day, has
so many good qualities that It would
eeera thnt any ono of them would bo
sufficient reason for a man's breed
ing them. I boliovo thnt this breed Is
proforablo to nil othors. I havo beon
In tho poultry business for thirty
years and during thnt time I hnvo
bred, raised and sold mnny thousands
of fowls. I havo tried about every
breed ono could think of, yet nono
Jiavo given mo tho results that I havo
obtained with tho Whlto Plymouth
Rocks. Ono of tho great advantages
In raising them is tho Inrgo number
of eggs thoy produce Thero is no
fowl thnt will produco moro eggs In
twelve months than a woll-brcd Whlto
Plymouth Rock. Thoso birds maturo
early, becoming of broiler slzo in six
weeks, and tho pullets begin to lny nt
flvo monthB of ago. They aro excel
lent as market fowls and for tho table,
giving n full, plump, round carcass.
Tho feathers from a Whlto Plymouth
Rock command a prico of from thirty
two to thirty-eight cents per pound,
whilo tho feathers from a pnrtl-colorcd
fowl aro worth only six to eight conts
per pound. This Is nnother good rea
son why ono should ralso Whlto Ply
mouth Rocks. During tho last flvo
years I havo raised and sold over 20,
000 Whlto Plymouth ! Rocks, having
shipped them to nearly every quarter
of tho globo. Every person that breeds
them likes thcui and thoy do well In
overy climate, proving them to bo
entitled to tho claim to be tho best
U. R. Fisher,
Bartholomew County, Ind.
Ocellated Honduras Turkey.
Tho Honduras turkey was originally
found wild in that country. It has
been described by travelers ns most
beautiful In color, equal to somo of
tho most brilliant of tho phoasants.
Tho head and nock of tho wild vari
ety aro naked, and thero is no tuft on
tho breast. The ground color of tho
plumage is a bronzo green, banded
with gold bronze, bluo and red, with
hero and there n hand of jrllllnt black.
This variety has not been bred suc
cessfully as a domestic variety In the
northern climates. It is doubtful if it
has beon successfully bred outsldo of
Its native country.
Hit or Miss In Turkey Raising.
Mnny years ago I mado tho state
ment thnt turkeys aro hard to raise.
After twenty years of oxperlen'co I am
Btlll of tho opinion that a Ug flock of
turkeys at selling timo is "Just as it
happens." In tho last twenty years I
havo raised over 2,000 bronze turkeys,
and perhaps lost halt bat number.
Ono year I would raise nearly all
hatched, and tho next year, with tho
very amo feed and care I would lose
half. I could not boo why this should
bo. It looked as If they had rather
dio than llvo. I kept tho lico off, fed
them on wheat bread soaked in wator,
with black pepper and onion tops
shaved fine, wheat, corn chop nnd curd
mado from clabborcd milk; and whilo
somo throve others nicmed to dlo
from choice. But I was novor so dis
couraged but that when spring came
I was not anxious to try again for a
good flock. I havo raised ns high as
140 In a season. Then I thought I
would not exchango my business for a
little gold roino. But at other times,
when I havo had only 35 or 40 to sell
in tho fall, It was not so nlco. It Is
no troublo to Bell a lino bronzo gob
bler at 5, $7.00 or oven $10 thece
days. I think It pays to keep trying.
I havo bred turkeys that scored as
high as 07 points, and won highest
honors in many shows. I am no ex
ponent of "successful turkey raising"
and still think it "hit or miss."
Jennie Ferry, Lincoln Co., Mo.
To Get Eggs.
I believe that tho best conditions
for egg production aro thoso that exist
where tho fowls havo frco rango,
thereby getting grass, bugs, worms,
bits of grain, etc. In tho winter, or
whoro fowls aro confined, these food
elements should as near as posslblo
bo supplied, not forgetting plenty of
grit. They should also bo Induced to
work by having their food scattered
in litter. They must bo kept froo
from lico nnd mites and in the winter
must hnvo warm quarters. Cleanli
ness must bo observed at all times.
W. L. Mills, Putnam County, III.
Puro bred stock Is becoming so com
mon that it is no longer high In price.
The only birds thnt ore high are thoso
of stralo that havo boon for genera
tions of tholr Ilvos In tho caro of ex
port raon who havo dovelopod cortaln
noslrablo qualities In them, cither of
foatser, moat or egg laying.
wwidm c"i "
Weel Old Cream.
Tho buttormnklng business of to
day Is an entirely dlfforont proposi
tion from whnt It wan flvo years ago,
as tho hand separator has mado It
necessary to uso mnnySiew and dir
forcnt methods than when nothing
but wholo milk was rocclvod nt tho
factory, hi tho first plnco, cream
which Is n week old ought not to bo
accepted by any croamory, no mnt
tor whothor It is a cooporatlvo cream
cry or n contrnl plant, but competi
tion is so fierce that it is accoptod,
and this puts n promlum upon old
crenm, bocnuso tho farmer Isn't going
UXo deliver his crenm any oftonor than
is necessary to cnnuio him to get tho
samo prico as tho farmer who dollv
crs his cream dally. It is my opinion
that It is a mlstnko to mix week old
crenm with crenm which Is ono or two
days old, nnd In good condition, nnd I
rocommend that this old cream bo
pasteurized, heating It to ns high n
tompcrnturo as posslblo without giv
ing tho crenm a cooked flavor, nnd
then cool it to nhout C5 degrees, then
ndd a good commercial or homo-nndo
stnrtor and then cool It down to about
GO degrees. Tho churning tempora
turo vnrles with tho season of tho
yoar from CO degrees In tho winter to
52 in tho summer. Cnro Bhould bo
taken not to overclaim tho buttor,
then draw off tho buttermilk, add tho
wash water, revolving tho churn two
or throo times, being caroful not to
roll tho butter so as to make it
chunky, then drain off tho wash wator
and work tho buttor until tho salt Is
entirely dissolved. I hnvo mado Bomo
experiments nnd at tho present timo
nm investigating several now ideas,
but, ns yet, none of them hnvo proved
a success, nnd if it is going to bo Im
possible to forco tho farmor to bring
his crenm oftoncr than onco a week,
It Is my opinion that In tho duo course
of timo our men who aro invontors In
dairy apparatus and dairy prepara
tions will discover somo plcco of ma
chinery or Bomo chemical which will
bo of great nsslstunco, tut until that
timo our only salvation is to labor
with tho farmer and show him how
It Is an impossibility to mako extras
out of crenm which Is a week old.
J. II. Brockwny.
Soil and Milk.
The surprising assertion Ib mado by
an English scientist that tho class of
soil on which tho hay or nasturo crass
Is grown controls to a largo oxtcnt
tho quality of tho milk. Americans
will bo Blow in accepting tho state
ments In behalf of such a doctrlno.
It will do no harm, howovor, to noto
tho points that tho Bald scientist
thinks ho brings out. Ho clnims, In
tho first place, that milk from grass
grown on a llmcstono soil will bo
richer than on n clay soil, oven though
all treatment of tho cows Is tho
samo. But wo havo frequently noted
thnt tho English ctlll havo tho idea
that tho richness of tho milk con
tinually varies according to tho vary
ing richness of tho feed. This Idea
is being constantly brought out In
ono way and another there, tho local
Judges oven letting off tho milkmen
that sell milk Lelow tho required per
centngo of solids, tho milk producers
having mado the plea that tho feed
wbb poor In quality.
Again, tho man referred to declares
that milk mado on llmcstono soil will
keep fifty per cent longer than that
mado on clay soils, other things be
ing equnl. Ho asserts that in tho
making of checso tho milk has to bo
scalded at not less than 108 dogrecs
if it Is made on clay, whilo if it Is
mado on limestono soil tho scalding
can bo dono at 100 degrees. Ho does
not try to explain tho cnuso of thctso
remarkablo differences, but guesses
that perhaps tho microorganisms in
tho clay aoil aro different from tho
mlcro-organiam3 in tho other soil. Un
fortunately, tho gentleman does not
furnish verified data to provo bis as
sertions. Feed Improves Breeds.
It has beon frequently remarked
that dairy breeds of cattle iraprovo
when thoy como to this country. Ma
jor Alvord, on his return from n visit
to tho islands of Guernsey nnd Jersey,
said that wo havo better Jerseys and
Guernseys than aro to bo found on
thoso islands, they having Improved
in our hands. Incidentally ho mon
t'ons that tho pasturago thoro Is high
lu price and tho cows havo to bo
tethered. This Indicates that they
havo not tho abundance of food to
bo found in this country. Doubtless
tho Increase In size in both Guernseys
and JerseyB is due to taolr moro abun
dant supply of food atuffs. This Indi
cates that wo havo tho molding of
breeds to a largo oxtcnt In our own
hands. Ono thing lb certain and that
Is that It does uot do to starvo ani
mals in any degroe. They may not
show it nt once, but it will appear In
tho course of generations, in fact, tho
lncreaso In slzo has been a matter of
generations and not of a few years. It
was not till tho animals had been In
this country several years that it was
notlcod that tholr slzo was surely in
creasing. This was moro readily
brought about naturally by tho fact
that tho Jorsoys and Guernseys that
werc-flrst Imported fell into tho hands
of Intensive feeders who fod them to
mako tho most possible out of them.
Had these animals beon .given the
same scrub caro that somo of our
animafa roceivo they would not havo
shown tho development that wo new
see in them.
C3tQIll! N EKt
" Knows All About Races.
As n Jockey he's a wonder and ho rivor
makes a blunder,
Ho a master in tho saddle And ho
ride n perfect race.
Lvery common point of vantage ho can
turn to good advantage,
And It's remllly admitted lie's a muster
mind nt pucol
He can selr.o on every loophole, he can
jotipezc rlnht through n knothole,
Ami ho'd novor meet disaster vrhllo ho
thus was Raining ground.
And heM tnnlto tho poorest tiorseo spin
nround the devious courses
in ojien-cyed nmnzement at tho sudden
speed they'd found
At the ttart hon ever ready and his
nerve Is keen anil steady
Aiul ho coolly sen about his task with
And his rnlmnetpi won't diminish; bo tt
whatso'cr a finish,
Ho Just goes nnd gets tho money In a
most convincing wnyl
He's nrt brilliant as a rocket and ho
(lodges overy "pocket"
And he'd turn into a victory a palpnblo
Hut Jhero'a no ono "keeping cases" on
this Jockey's perfect racoi.
I-or tho troublo Is ho rides them from
his Brand Btond neat.
Now York Sun.
Falkland's Plague cf Geese.
Thero appoars to bo an cxcollont
opening for a now industry In tho
Falkland islands. Gov. Grey Wilson
reports that nn agitation Is on foot to
tnduco tho government to undortako
tho diminution of tho wild "but In
reality much too tamo" gooso, and
thnt ho docs not sympathlzo with It.
Tho farmers mcantlmo aro doing
lhl3 deadly work themselves, and aro
pnylng ?2.G0 a hundred for tho upper
beak as evidence of slaughter; and It
is suggested that from 100,000 to 150,
000 geese, representing grass for 20,
COO sheep, might with ndvantago bo
But tho governor points out that tho
natlvo gooso Is excellent ontlng, and
thinks thnt commercial enterprise
might prcservo from wnsto about a
millions pounds of food nnd tho high
lass down which this slaughter pro
ides. This is to Bay nothing of tho vnst
quantity of eggs which are broken
yearly. Stray Stories.
Hen Died of Broken Heart.
A Plymouth Rock hen hatched out
our ducklings about bIx wccIie ago
nc St. Catharines, Ont. Hor counte
nanco wore a somowhat surprised ex
pression when sho flrat gazed upon
the web-footed brood, but she cared
for them with maternal Instinct. But
tho lion's appetite failed, and tho look
of surprise grow Into ono of disgust as
tho ducklings grow. Tho strain wan
too much, and tho other day, with a
last look at her charge, tho hon top
I'led over and died, undoubtedly from
a broken heart.
Tramp Really Was Hungry.
A tramp was arrested at Ludlow,
Mass., who claimed to have been four
cays without food. Tho kind-hearted
officer took tho famished man to a
restaurant, whero ho ato a meal which
for tho quantity of food consumed
boats nil known records In tho town.
Tho meal Included ten largo sllcos
of bread, about two pounds of meat,
tour largo pieces of plo and six dough
nuts washed down with four cups of
Ancient Watches Still Keep Time.
A jowclor In Boone, Iowa,, has a
collection of watches and clocks that
dato back hundreds of years nnd still
keep time. Ono watch has a diamond
set gold works and silver caso is
dated 1G38. A 1C85 watch boars tho
trado mark, "Gray's, Bond street,
1G85." A clock Is dated 1C87, and thoro
aro two very old clocks having wood
en works In his storo for repairs. All
keep perfect time.
Lemon Treo Worth Owning.
Mrs. A. C. Wollman of Brookllne,
Vt., recontly picked from her lemon
treo a lomon weighing thirteen and o
half ounces and measuring twelve
Inches ono way and cloven inches the
ether in circumference. Tho lemon
hns been growing fourteen months
Tho treo, which is threo years old
and about flvo feet high, has always
been kept Indoors.
A White Elephant's Funeral.
Curious ceremonies aro witnessed
In Slam when one of tho sacred white
elephants dies. It Is given a funeral
grander than that accorded to princes
of royal blood. Buddhist priests off!
clato, and thousands of devout Slant'
cse men and women follow tho do
ceased animal to tho grave. Jewels
and offerings representing somo thou
sands of pounds aro burled with the
Established One Thousand Years Ago.
A singular illustration of the per
sistence with which tho Japaneso ad
here to their family vocations is seen
In an announcement in a Japaneso
newspaper that a celebrated dancing
master was to hold a Bervlco in hon
or of tho 1,000th anniversary of the
death of his ancestor, who was tho
first of tho family to tako up the pro
fession. Walks to Cure Consumption.
Charles E, Norris, who says ho has
walked 14,000 miles and worn out
sixty-seven pairs of shoes stneo Aug.
1, 1901, to euro "himself of consump
tion, is in Syracuso, N. Y. Ho started
out with ?1.50, after having paid doc
tors $900. Ho has increased his weight
from 90 to 138 pounds.
Pearls In Fresh Water Clams.
In shocking out a peck of fresh
wator clams for his lions Hal Clark
of West Franklin, Me., discovered
right small but handsome pearls.
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