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CKKDUMTY OF MAX.
TWO GOOD STORIES ILLUSTRATING
A BROKER'S THEORY.
Soma Mor Will lellre .ilmo.t AnjtMioj
Without l.nKlrnl Invt'ttlgatlui II
body Thrjr llu to Know Appeara to
lt In Karnmt.
They wainlereil from subject to sub
ject in a listless way over thoir colli
fttnl cigars, as men when do when they
have eujoycil a rixmI dinner, uutil the
broker Rot on his f;ivorite hobby the
average man's credulity. His companion,
a lawyer, disagreed with him, ami tlmt
at imi'e started them on a lively argu
ment. After a few minutes of Renera.!
discussion the hroker said:
"Well, I'll givo you an instance. It is
pretty good story anyhow, ami icr
fectly truo. almost incredible as it seems.
In the town whero 1 was boru there lives
au old river captain named Stewart, who
in a great practical joker. The proprie
tor of one of the two hotels in the place
is a rather poninm and conceited old
man. Ntewart walked into the office of
the hotel ono day a few years ago, and
i rawing out a one d illar bank note asked
the proprietor if ho could change au
eleven dollar bill. The old fellow said
yes,' and took the. bill, which, sure
tinugh. had the number eleven in the
corners, and just glancing at it handed
the amount in change to .Stewart.
"The joker had added another figure in
ink to the numbers on the bill, and as
tho proprietor did not like to acknowl
edge that ho hail never aeon n eleven
dollar bill before, he had only glanced at
it casually ln-fore putting it iu the
drawer. Stewart walked out of the ho
tel and told all the men ho met ulnnit the
"Alxiut fifteen minutes ufter .Stewart
vent uway a man walked In and said to
" 'Mr. Kennedy, I understand that you
hnvi) an eleven dollar bill hero. May I
look ut it? I never saw one.'
"Kennedy produced it, and tho man
nnrveled over it for several minutes,
Hefore ho got through examining it an
other man walked in und asked to see
the bill, and then another and another.
I inally Kennedy's curiosity lieciiino ex
cited, and ho thought ho would see what
tho bill really looked like. He saw at
once how it had been 'fixed.' and his
face was a ntudy. Tho boys Rhouted
with laughter, and tho old fellow had to
acknowledge that the cigar were on
him, and ho set them up like a man."
"Hum! that was funny." commented
"Well, here's another instance," said
the broker. "Stewart went to a picnic
one day with soino men, and ono of them
had on a brand new hat ho had just
bought in tho city. It was an almost
white derby, and it at once attracted
" 'Yv'ell,' ho naid, going up to the
young man, 'you've got one of thoso new
iiats. have you? Let's look at it?"
"Tho fellow took it nit' with some show
of pridoatiil handed it over for inspec
tion. "'I saw one of them hats the other
day in tho city.' said Stewart to the lit
tle group of iii.-n who had gathered
around him, 'an I I had half a mind to
get it, but as I was in a hurry J didn't
r.top. They urn Koiaeihing entirely new
They don't burn, you know. I'd like to
have that hat, What'll you take for it?"
"'! don't want t. sell it.' answered
tho owner, grinning with pleasure ut
being the object of so much attention. '1
didn't know it was fireproof though
Are you sure about il?'
"()h. yes,' replied Stewart conlident
ly. Sell it to me and I'll slio.v you
" 'No. if you're stir.- I'll try ii my-. !!'
And the young countryman wa'k 1 1 i-r
to a wood lire, followed by the crowd o!
men who had been gaping with vu-ioer
at the reported ijua'.tties ol t.i-e ., i-it
" 'How will I put it in'.'" he a.; . -M tew
art, who stood near by wii.li a look of in
teliso interest on his ftce.
"'Oh, chuck it niit in. It rant hurt
it,' replied ti1(. joker
"So the innoeeiit i,tiin threw his hat
Into the lire, which of course made short
work of it.. The man's lace was con
vulsed with rage and astonishment, and
his temper was not improved when the
crowd of men burst into a rear, lie
looked around for Stewart, but that
gentleman had discreetly disappeared."
"Oh, come oil"! (to and tell that to
the inannes as your 'experience.' You
can't make me believe such fairy sti
ries," said his auditor
"Thoso stories aro jierfivtly straight.
I knew the men myself." New York
ftrnft of C'ofiHi-li'lK-tt.
Professor rainier, of Harvard, disi nss
itig tho teaching of morals in the public
schools, says that excess of conscience
lias desolated New I'.ngland liko a
scourge. Conscientiousness becomes u
moral disease and takes tho place in the
spiritual life of nervous nrostnition i i
the physical life. People who are al way
lingering tneir motives, and umvlmli
soinely preoccupied with directing their
acts, lose siHintmieity, sense of proper
tion. Hut what is more important to
human society is their tendency to be
come bores, whoso virtues are worse than
their vices. A better rule of conduct is
that of a person who says, "I've made
reasonably sure that my instincts are all
right, so I let my acts take care of tlictn
fi'lves." New York Kvening Sun
A Shrwil HiittnrM Man.
First Manager Some prima donnas
want tho earth.
Second Manager That is so. I once
engaged ono who demanded all the re
ceipts of the house, but still I made
"How did you uiuke out to do that?"
'I married her when the spason was
over." Texas Sittings.
KiiiiiI ltrcol lection.
She Yon haven't brought men box of
candy since wa were married.
lie Yes, but think of tho tons I
bought yon before we were married.
Novr York Weekly.
THE FLV EATING PLANT.
A i i Ion 0iit lion nf it Vi'Kftulil
Vrlllill4 Aliltll -.1 I. ilr.
One sixth's i f the iliyseahas its leaves
rou'iue-l. while 'he other has them elon-:;:it.-i
I. " Iioi Ii alike have them reddish
in i-i!i-: .nl covered with short hairs or
til.iin . ' i At the end of each of thine
hairs there is au enlarged gland which
stv.vtrs a tiny drop of what ap(ears to
be harmless dew. Harmless, however, the
liquid is not. for to most insects, ese
cially small flies, the drosea is a most
insidiously baited trap. The liquid is in
reality a sweet, sticky substance, and if
the very smallest fly does but tiucli it
ever so lightly it sticks there and died.
The manner in which the plant after
ward actually digests the bodies of the
flies it entraps is interesting in the ex
treme. Within a short time of tho capture of
a fly so excessively sensitive nre ths
glands all the filamentsgrowing around
the one which has made the capture com
mence to letid inward, covering the
luckless itisiK t until it is securely within
tho grasp of the relentless plant. Kach
gland then pours out upon the body a
digestive liquid, not altogether unlike
the gastric juice of animals, and in the
course of a day or two the fly is com
pletely digested, tho nutritivo parts have
been wholly absorbed by the plant and
the filaments havo lient back to their
original position, ready to make another
capture npou the first opportunity.
If, however, the substance caught by
the leaf is of an indigestible nature,
such as a grain of sand or a piece of
stick blown by the winds on to the
glands, tho leaf docs not remain closed
more than a few hours. The number of
insects thus caught must be very great.
The plants themselves are very abun
dant in most upland bogs. Each plant
has five or six leaves, and as many as
thirteen dead flies have been found on a
Curiously enough, Darwin, whose re
searches into the subject were of a most
exhaustive and interesting nature, found
that tho leaves on his plants wero killed
when ho gave them u surfeit of cheese
and raw meat. Tho excessively sensi
tive nature of the glands almost sur
passes conception. Darwin found that
tho absorption of only the l-'JO.OOO.Ooutli
part of a grain of phosphate of ammo
nia or then about was wiillcient to cause
the filament licariiig tho gland to bend
toward tho center of tho leaf. CJood
CJuotl Advice on tlis Subject of Hutu.
Some ono has said that not ono man in
a dozen knows how to wear a dress coat,
and it is quito as truo that a largo num
ber of individuals do not havo any idea
how to wear a hat. One man can wear
his hat at tho buck of his head and look
well dressed, whilo another having his
hat in that position would look asthoitgh
he were recovering from a protracted
round of dissipation. It is just the same
with tho other positions, on tho top of
tho head, on cither Kido or drawn over
tho forehead. It is knowing how to wear
a hat which makes it look well, and the
knowledge often enables the poor man
to look more tlresi-y in a cheap hat than
his richer in ighborin a much more cost
The time the knowledge is a saving
one is when buying a hat. A good sales
man will take cam that a customer g ts
a hat that will fit him when worn in tho
position which is most becoming to that
individual, but unless this is taken care
of by either purchaser or salesman there
will bo little satisfaction from the pur
chase and the hat will probably bb v off
at the smallest provocation. A I- that
fits and is worn right seldom blo.vs oil',
no matter bow high the wind may lie.
St. Louis ( Jlohe-Dcmocral..
I. It lux ' " liumlii-rx.
Within late years a new style of )iou-e
keeping has cotim in. It is a step fur
ther than the "tl.it." IVsides it is much
more swell to live in chambers" than
to live in a Hat. It is just the thing for
young married people. They take u
suite of two or three rooms and bath.
There is no kitchen. They funii.h the
rooms to ple-.se themselves, and have of
course their own latchkey, just as if it
were a Hat. The bouse has an oflice
dowu stairs a good deal Iikc a hotel.
Hero mail, etc., is leeched. A nreptioii
room is provided down stairs, where
guests wait while theirci.rds are brought
The suites are all supplied with bells.
A ring brings a boy. as Kt a hotel. You
can get ice water or stationery as at a
hotel. You can have them "ring a mes
senger" or send a telegram. A cafe down
stairs supplies meals as von want them.
Tho house supplies chamlicrmaid service
if you want it A more complete way
of living who could conceive? Wash
NpruiiK from Hunter.
Traditions a;id folklore among the
people of mountainous Kentucky are
evanescent and vary widely in different
localities. It appears that the people
are sprung in part from the early hunt
ers who came into the mountains when
game was abundant, sport unfailing and
living chfap. Among them now are
still hunters, who know the haunts of
bear and deer, needing no dogs. Even
yet they prefer wild meat even "pos
sum" and "coon" and groundhog to any
other. "Pine (trass I legion of Ken
tucky" A Triiilrr llrnrl.
Little Johnny I guess I'll get rid of
Chat dog I found. He's too much of a
tighter, lie's always hurtin other dogs.
Fond Mother My little cherub does
not like to see the poor dogs hurt, I
Little Johnny No'm. cause some of
the other dogs is owned by bigger Imi.s
than I am. I Jood News.
Mlrrhm Mini I p.
Husband Mv physician tells mo I
! must have a complete change of scene.
I don t know but I'll have to run over to
Wife- Thai isn't necessary, dear; just
take a day off and help me on my shop
ping. Cloak Review.
l-arnril !M-li DUfgrne.
That even honest doctors may some
times disagree is au evident fact, and in
literature as in medicine there are two
sides to a shield. When Professor E. II.
Palmer was teaching oriental languages
at Cambridge university, Faigland, lie
received a note, badly written and in
correctly spelled, asking if he could
"read the inclosed document."
The document proved to be a paper
written in Persian, and presented no
difliculty whatever to the professor, who
sent it back, saying that it was a war
rant or ticket for certain goods, setting
forth in the name of Allah the quanti
ty, quality and make of the stuff.
A day or two afterward another letter
came from the same correspondent. It
contained a ten pound note and tho
Dkaii Kin-IIiHiray for nlil Cninhrldge! ThU
was what tlie Oxford chap said it w oo.
"This" proved to be a copy of the "Ox
ford chap's" translation.
"This ery curious and most interest
ing document." he wrote, "apjsws to lie
a copy of an ancient Persian inscription,
probably taken from a tomb or a trium
phal column. It is, however, very in
complete. It reads as follows: 'In the
name of Ood. This was erected by
name uncertain in the year uncertain).
It is one thousand four hundred and
seventy-five long and seven hundred
and thirty broad, and it' Here the
manuscript abruptly ends." Youth's
The Jewel of a fiaint.
The idea of sanctity usually carries
with it a suggestion of poverty, and it
may seem a contradiction to refer to the
jewels of a saint. It has been cnstoinary
for painters who choose for their sul
jects saints or martyrs to treat them
with the utmost simplicity. In a ma
jority of cases they are depicted as de
void of ornament or decoration, and in
the few exceptional instances, as when
the subject of the picture is a ruler or
king, the gems are few and purely sym
bolic, being sufficient only to denote the
rank of the individual portrayed.
Raphael, who was iierhaps the great
est painter of religious subjects the world
has known, has in most of his works ad
hered strictly to this rule, but in the
head of "St. Cecilia" is to be noticed a de
parture from it. A row of pearls, to which
are attached three pendants, ornaments
her gown at tho neck, and this is her
only jewelry. The hair is simply ar
ranged and without a jewel of any kind.
The single row of gems, themselves the
emblems of chastity, emphasizes the ex
quisito simplicity of the face. Jewelers'
An I'npnriloiiHlile Offenne.
A young woman condemns herself in
the eyes of good society who is observed
to enter alone with a young man a place
for public refreshment, be tho restaurant
or tearoom ever so select. Ured under
other conditions of a society so neces
sarily varying as that in our broad
America, a stranger visiting New York,
for instance, might readily and inno
cently make a mistake of this nature,
and blush at finding herself condemned
for it. In the same category of offenses
is ranked that of maidens visiting places
of public amusement under tho escort of
young men alone.
Many parts of the south and west al
low this to be done with the Hiiiling con
sent of good society, but iu eastern cities
it is considered a violation of the code of
good form, and for the comfort, if not
(ho convenience, of the girl considering
it, had better be ranked among the lost
privileges upon which social evolution
may look back with fond regret. Mrs
Lurton Harri.iou in Ladies' Home Jour
nal. Mr. r.nii rxin Knew What He Wanted.
"Those w ho know Mr. I'lnerson best,"
said Miss Louisa M. Alcott. "were as
cured that what seemed the decline of
his faculties in his latter years was
largely but a seeming. It was only words
he could not command at will. His very
forget fulness of tho names of things
would often give occasion for a flash of
his quaint, shrewd wit. 1 remember
once he started for his usual walk, when
a light shower came up, and he ret tu ned
for bis umbrella.
"He could not remember the word um
brella, and we. who had not noticed the
khower, had no clew to what he was
searching for. Another walking stick
was brought him, another hat. a fresh
'kerchief, only to bo refused with that
perplexed shake of the head, i want.'
r,aid ho at last -I want that thing
that your friends always borrow and
never bring back!' Could any one fail
to recognize that description?" Uoston
Physicians are protesting against the
overexercise taken by tho slender, high
strung people who would better be hold
ing on to what little flesh they have,
while it is uc.xt to impossible to stir up
the lazy, heavy class to exert themselves
enough to relieve them of their super
fluous bulk. Nature does not safely guide
us in this particular. Thin people are
moved to be active and fleshy people to
be lazy, f he case calls for use of that
brain power that plans and reasons and
proves us higher than the monkey.
Mis I onUlilp Weight.
The ttrenent I'.arl (iranvill
I years since, when Lord Loveson, swal
lowed half a crown during the perform
ance of some conjuring trick at a
Christmas party. Ho was none the
worse for the misadventure, although
the family were somewhat alamipd at
first. The late earl, on being asked aft
er his son's health, told Lord Rowton
that he had gained eleven pounds. "Ah!"
replied the witty peer, "that makes i'll
2s. lid." Loudon Tit-Bits.
If your nerves wero steady enough to
admit baudlingthe silkworm's threads
and you were to take a carpeuter's rule
and lay such threads side by side until
they covered the space of an inch, yon
would find after completing the task
that you had handled exactly 1,009
threads. St. Loins Republic
A Harbelor'a Argument. .
"Why don't I get up and give my seat in j
a car to a woman whom I happen to see
Standing after I am seated'" said a hmlti.r !
the other day whose reputation for (food
breeding is beyond reproach.
"Well, I'll tell you t'msUy that It Is dug
to the women. They become more ill bred
and bohler every jrar. They demand a
courtesy as a right. They never think o(
looking at a car as ft approaches to sen
whether it is full or not or as to whether
it would be better to wait for the next.
They just board the first to come along
and look at the men deprecatlngly if they
do not rise at once.
"Personally I have often waited for foui
cars to find a seat. Then I hang on to It,
except iu the case, of a woman with a baby
or an elderly lady. I am a bachelor and
propose to remain so until a woman thanks
me for giviug her my seat in either au ele
vated train or a horse car. To such a one
I think I'd propose marriage at once. Hut
then I'm going to be careful to whom I
give up my seat. Pretty soon we men will
have to surrender our seats in the theater
to the woman who buys an entrance
"And why not? Your seat in the the
ater cost perhaps $1,50 and your seat in the
tar costs only five cents. Still the princi
ple is the same, and no woman with a
proper seuse of delicacy ought to accept
aliening from a stranger which cost
"What would a woman think at the
postage stamp window in the postoflice If
a man ahead of her in the line turned
around and said, 'Pardon nie, madam,
won't you take my stamp?' Yet a stamp
is ouly two cents." New York Herald.
At the Tuuib of Eve.
"WliPti Mark Twain was in the orient
he dropped n tear on the grave of Adam,
but I could not summon up so much senti
ment at the tomb of Lve,"said Professor
Jeremiah Burson. who was relating ht
travels in the east to a party of politician
at the l jicieile. ".According to Arabic tra
dition the mother of the human race is
buried at Jiilduh. A small temple which
is held by Mohammedans as especially sa
cred stands on the spot where the dust of
this oriniHVal crianf tsa In uiitmnu.il t, lia
for, mark, you, the Arabs believe that Kve
was you reet tall and tiroad in proportion.
I can onlv wonder that she didn't mitt m
the famous apple tree and take it along
wun ner. mum or a woman aoo feet tall
waltzing around among us In a pullhack
gown and yellow suspenders!
"Kvery seven years the pious Ishmaelites
make a pilgrimage to the smmoseti uthvk
... . . n....v
of our alleged common mother. The spot
is surrounded by a high wall, and through
a crack iu the rock roof of the little temple
grows a gigantic iialin. It Is a most deso
late looking spot, aud contrasts strongly !
wun inai iieugniiui paradise pictured In
.iiuton. un June 3, which is supposed tu
he the anniversary of the death of Abet, the
doors of the temple remain open all night.
l tie Arabs say that on t hat night the spirit
of Kve laments the murder of her best be
loved, and that awful cries of grief and
despair ring from the tomb, transtixing
with horror all who heart hem. "St. Louis
When Ti-iinynnn Va Itchnked.
Little as Tennyson tared for society, he
was Houiftimt'S to be met in houses which
interested liliu, and one of these was the
Duchess of Iledford's. iu Katon square,
now the dowager duchess. It was at a
party there one evening that he saw a cer
tain great huly of whom he had heard, but
whom he did not know. He desired to be
Introduced to her, or perhaps for his
ways were sometimes regal ik-si red that,
she might he presented lo him. In which
ever way it was, the ceremony took place,
and Tennyson's second remark was this
question. "Oh, Lady Blank, do I know
Lord Bhiiik" The person about whom he
thus inquired was a peer, who, though
young, lmd won much distinction iu public
life and was widely known in private.
His wife was devoted lo him and jealous
of any word which sounded likedisparage
inent of his pusii ion or indilTVreiice to his
renown. She looked Tennyson in the face
and answered, with perfect composure of
manner: "1 am sure, Lord Tennyson, 1
can't say. I never heard him mention
your name in my life." u moment the
poet was staggered by this straight hit
from the shoulder, hill he had the good
sense and good temper to take il well.
Sau l'ranii-eo Argonaut.
It is istimatcil that it costs well to ilo
IM'iiple in litis country t-!,J".i'Oii,(ieil ve.irlv to
Kiiinrt i Ii.ii itublr inM i: in ions, u luli-aliont !
j.'iMi.lKiH.IHO iii'e ilivi-steil ill ii-niiiilirlit
liiiililiiiKs, whi le the lurily art; cared for.
The liioth liiis a fur jacket anil the tint
terlly none, hei aiise t he nocturnal habits o
the ii i ut ti r-i 1 1 1 1 re it; the diurnal move
liitlits of the imttcrllv ilo lint.
4erR"HT mil 1
of health the woman who has
faithfully used Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription. She feels well and
she looks so. It's a medicine that
makes her well, whether she's over
worked and " run-down," or afflicted
with any of the distressing diseases
and disorders peculiar to her sex.
It builds up and it cures. For
all chronic weaknesses, fuuctional
derangements, and " female com-
filaints" of every kind, it's an un
And it's the only one, among
medicines for women, that s guar
anteed. If it doesn't give satisfac
tion, in any case, you have your
Can anything else be " just as
"They'r? about as bad as the
disease 1 " Not all of them, though.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets tire
pleasant both when they're taken
and when they act. They cure per
manently Sick and Nervous Head
aches, Biliousness, Oostiveness, and
all derangements of the Liver,
btomach and Bowels.
WM. HEROLD I SON.
Thin is the Largest One Shipment of Shoea
ever Received in thin city consisting of
f EVERT STYLE
ior humanity from
I SACRIFICE SALE
ui 1.HU1CM jiicaets trie nalance of the Month.
CALL - IN - AND - EXAMINE.
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DIRT DEFIES THE
IS GREATER THAN
A rtrilo T' root '! vear old tiiM cla-s, leailini;;
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Early Richmond, AiV.VV.Ki.'V.V.r'i-'.'.'.UO,
FMum Trees Three years old40;
Pear Trees Three Years old40i 3
Quinces, Champion & Orange
Small Fruits, cumim h.i.cs ) Vay"y:::
Gnanoc Concord ami Moor's Ivarlv
Raspberries, Gregg Tyler
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tilves lieliel at once
Ajmly tnlo tht Sotirilt
ON A DOLLAR.
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infancy to old age.
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3 80! 33 00
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20 1 OO
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