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FltltCC AMAZONS OF AFRICA.
Wme) Forood to Enter th Army
Considered an Honor.
Cat Ct tha meat picturesque of th
which art disap-
i aattOM take possession
it. is the Amazon army
It to possible that
tali of these Amazons have
d, but the ac-
glTa by entirely re
ar too Interesting
asaballlihmeut of any kind.
Caataln Barton visited Can,
la went Africa, Um Amazon army,
he irst encountered near that
of 2.M0 women, who
by other women, held ai
Th aaaana soldiers consisted of
at two kind those who were
elected by the
Hag far the eerrlce, and those who had
boaa separated from their husbands.
Although enlistment among the A ma-
was looked on as an honor, it
also used as a punishment for any
Wife whose temper was so domineering
that her husband found her insuppor-
About one-third of the army had
been married women. The rest were
ataldeaa, watched with the greatest
oar to prevent them from indulging la
tha human was knees of falling In lore,
A fetish, ahead over tha gate of tha
camp, was supposed to hare tha power
at dexnettag thee, but If la spite of It
they hrafea thatr laws of axilitary eon
aat thay aal thetr aaeoaipUeia were
pat te eaaxh.
Taatr aatfana eoaalatad of a blue
aai wait taalc without slssTes and a
pettleeat aadcr which thay wot a
tatr at abort treaaars, much Ilka the
tkftJa Waoaian of tha United state.
Over tha whota was strapped tha am
anrattloa bait Tha muskets carried by
th womau were antiquated, and, as
thay rammed tha ball down oa th
powder without wadding, they were
aever likely to hit anything they
Th Amason army was divided into
battalions, on of the most curious of
which was tha "razor brigade," armed
with raaors two feet long, used In cut
ting of tha heads of enemies killed by
th others or of criminals condemned
ta death. New York World.
There era no rich men, says William
Allen White la the Atlantic, in these
"Kansas towns. The men who own a
Wlon dollars worth of property
aamber less than half a score in the
whole Stat. Those who control half
a anHtoa dollars' worth of property
Bight rid together In a sleeping-car,
with aa upper berth or two to spare,
vary town has its rich man, measured
by a local standard, who is frequently
a retired farmer turned banker, but
not oa In At of these Is rated at
HMJta. Tt each la the autocrat of
aa county If he cares to be. The
aaunsprtng that mores the town's
daily machinery may be found in the
back room of th bank. There It la
added whether or not the bonds shall
he Toted. There It is often determined
whether there shall be eight or nine
months of school. There the Tillage
chronicles are spread upon the great
ledger every day. The town banker
supplies th money for every contest
If a la wise, be watches his little cor
aar of th world aa a spider watches
from his web. The great trust which
ha heaps require a knowledge of the
details of the game that men are play
lag around him. Yet with all his pow-
VK iyi WWW MM! WVH1U W WUUIQU
a poor man In th city. Seldom la his
annual income aa much as $10,000. But
ha Urea la the beat home in the town.
The butcher saves his best cuts for
hlsa, the grocer puts aside his best
vegetables, and the whole town waits
to do his bidding.
' Bankers are already looked upon as
acute men, not easily overreached, but
the following story shows that they
may sometimes be outwitted when
least suspecting a defeat
A poor Irishman one day went to the
office of an Irish bank and asked for
change In gold for fourteen 1 Bank of
Ireland notes. Tbe cashier at once re
plied that tbe Oavan Bank only cashed
its owa notes.
Then would ye gle me Cavsn notes
for these?" aaked the countryman in
hie simple way.
"Certainly," said tbe cashier, hand
lag th fourteen notes as desired.
The Irishman took the Caran notes,
bat latmediateiy returned them to the
' "Would ye gle me gold for these,
sir." And th cashier, caught in his
owa trap, waa obliged to part with tbe
Tt Cilia of EagUaeTs daeaadaata
aew oaaapy or win la due
m aa C-ffih
ipire, the German
rsysra, th P.aaslsa Empire, tha
naat of Oreeee. tha Duchy of
rOobuTg and Ootha, the Grand
Ciy of Ease aad th Duchy of
tr-Taf"iarBn aa aaaount of tar
CUrjr reUf by her leesawnanta which
gsuBt eeatprise at least half of the sn-f-a
tw ISaSeatr la also a re-
l r af th Klag of Hanover, the
HTr f Deaanark aad tha King ot taa
t --m Tm Cans, at mar be men-
C :rX kscscs a graaAmother whan
til vzn O.
A rnaea lady, learning the Eogllab
trr and made very good pro--T
thaa-ht and oa day ae-
r3 a fcvttati to dine with some
1 fc!r A the dinner weal
' J Cn Odd a dish that waa
f tr Tt teaqrteg Ha epear
; : ;rcJ tt, saying:
cv I act ey
fTT'i3i aa Eagiaaa.
A Liberal Employer.
The length of time allowed Uncle
Baa's servants for vacations with pay
la preach bad la the Rerlsed Statutes.
Certain details, howerer, are left to the
Hear etloa of the exeeutiva For ta
stiass, a recent order permitting gov
ernsaent clerks to leave their desks at S
o'clock Saturdays in summer had ta
be itsssil upon by th President and
cabinet The law states that "all
elerka and other employes' in the civil
service of the executive departmenta
are allowed thirty days' vacation and
thirty days' sick leave each year, with
pay, and in usual cases of particular
merit, sixty days' sick leave with pay.
What employer would allow bis clern
to remain absent one-fourth of the
year, with pay?
Army o Ulcers may spend thirty days
a year away from their posts of duty,
but this may be enjoyed not oftener
than once In two years, when they
may remain absent sixty days alto
gether. Many prefer to take their va
cations every three or four years, when
they may stay away three or four
months at a time, long enough to take
an extensive trip abroad. The leaves
of medical officers of the marine hos
pital service are regulated just as are
those in the army. Officials of our di
plomatic posts abroad are allowed six
ty days' holiday each year, not Includ
ing time required for the voyage to and
from this country. If they return home.
Members of the legislative and Judicial
branches of the federal government of
course, suit themselves aa to tha dis
position of their time while their re
spective bodies are not In session.
They are for the moat part independ
ent in this respect even while they are
assembled. After all, Uncle 8am la the
most liberal of employers, so far as
vacations are concerned. Washington
The Witness Spoke Up.
"Now, air, I hope we shall have no
difficulty in getting you to speak up,"
said the lawyer, In a very loud, com
"I hope not air," shouted the wit
ness, at the top of his longs.
"How dare you speak to me In that
wayr angrily asked the lawyer.
"Because I cant speak no louder,
ifcr,M amid the hostler.
"Have yea been drinkmgr
"I should Infer so from your conduct
What have you been drinking?"
"Coffee," hoarsely vociferated tbe
cnight of the stable.
"Something stronger than coffee, sir;
you have been drinking! Don't look
at me like that, sir!" furiously. "Look
at the jury, sir! Did you have some
thing in your coffee, sir?"
"What was ltr
"This man is no fool he Is worse!"
stormed the counsel.
"Now, sir," turning to the witness.
"look at me. What besides sugar did
you take in your coffee this morn
togr The hostler collected his forces, drew
a deep breath, and, in a voice that
eould have been heard half a mile
twny, bellowed out:
"A spune! a spune! an' nathin'
slse!" Texas Sittings
Possibly the most interesting wo
man's invention waa patented by the
wife of a well-known western man.
There had been some trouble with a
lock, either at her home or at her hus
band's office, and she had been much
wrought up about it When she went
to bed at n!gb she dreamed of a new
lock made on a plan entirely different
from any she had ever seen. In tha
morning she made a model of her
dream lock out of a cake of soap. Then
she took the model to a machinist, who
duplicated the soap lock in steel, and
it worked so satisfactorily that a large
firm of lockmakers offered a royalty to
her for the privilege ot manufacturing
locks after her design, and she is still
in receipt of a considerable income ev
ery year from that source. Ohio state
"The card Is dusty and covered with
cobwebs," he said to himself, "It has
been there a long time, but I'll Just go
around and see If that door's still un
locked. If they'd rather have me go
In that way I think I'll humor them."
Whereupon he stole softly around to
the rear door, opened It and a man
la one of the sleeping-rooms upstairs,
awakened by a burglar-alarm, came
down and shot at him.
This Incident shows, dear children,
that It la possible to be too confiding.
"You aar that you waat money to
buy food for a hungry man whose face
you never aaw up to this time!"
"Yes, sir,'' replied Meandering Mike,
"Where 1 her
"He's standla' right bare.'' waa th
besiUtlng reply. "I'm him." Wash
ington Star. , ,
Thar are some who seem to tread
th ways of life with tbelr eyelids
closed to everything except the exciu
slve strip of velvet lawn on which they
choose to walk. The world nny swing
on Its own way, so long as their path
Is smooth. Mall and Express.
Tha smallest newspaper la - th
world la published In OuadalaaraJ, la
Mexico. Tha E. Telegram, a weekly
publication. Is printed la eight eet-
4 K Inches wide, oa thiex
My sea, yea ask who r what a
body la. Wen, my dear boy, a no-
body la a prominent woman's aa.
IN A MINE ABOUT TO IE X PLOD t.
Etlngulhd th Fueo When Al
most Burnd to th Powr,
John Kendall, who waa recently the
Foreman of a mine at Hnsiliad, B. OL,
lately underwent aa enpertmeat that
das left him a physical wreck. 10
nerves were shattered aad it will b
months before he regains hi former
Kendall and four other men lighted
the short fuses under eight charge of
giant powder in the True Bin mine
ind then Jumped Into tbe basket to be
hauled to the surface and out of harm's
way. The basket raised a few feet and
then stopped. Soon it began settling,
and It looked as though the ire men
would be blown to atom whan th tre
mendous charges C powder ware ex
ploded. When the tanks waa wttata
(our feet of the bottom of th shaft
the fuses could be heard sport erlwg.
tnd the men knew that only a tew
seconds would elapse before tha blasts
Kendall Jumped from the basket aad
began pulling the fuses from the
primers, which were to explode the
Kendall had extinguished five of the
(uses nearest the bottom of the shaft
when he heard the preliminary sput
tering that betokened an immediate
explosion several feet away. He
(tumbled towards them and fell, ex
tinguishing his light Then there waa
nothing but the spitting fire to guide
"Tortunatoly," he says la describing
Me actions, "th two shots had been
put down close together. I waa able
to seise a fuse in either hand. Provi
dence waa with me again, for neither
blast exploded aa I drew the fuse from
th prlmcra. What happened after
that I do not know of my own knowl
edge. A great darkness came over me.
They aay they found me doubled up
at the bottom of the shaft with the
fusee of the last two holes clinched
tightly la my hands."
It was afterwards discovered that
the stopping of the ascending basket
was due to the engineer's careless
ness. He had forgotten to open the
water-cocks in tbe cylinders, and, as
a consequence the slide valves choked
and would not act New York World.
As illustrating the almost incredible
extent which the Italians the Sicil-
is especially can communicate with
gestures, grimaces, and what Is called
the sign language generally, Alexandre
Dumas relates that be was one evening
In the theater at Palermo, with a gen
tleman of that city named Araml, when
his attention was attracted to what ap
peared to be, and In fact were, conver
sations carried on between the boxes
and the orchestra. Presently Dumas'
companion recognised an acquaintance
on the other side of the house, and be
gan exchanging with him eager notions
of the hands and eyes. When tt ended,
Dumas begged to know what had been
said, and waa informed that the gentle
man was a friend of Signor Araml who
had been away for three years. "He
told me." said Signor Araml, "that he
had been married in Naples, and then
bad traveled for three years with his
wife in Austria and France; that a
daughter waa born and died; aad that
he had arrived by steamboat yesterday.
but could not bring his wife to the
opera with him because she had suf
fered so much from seasickness aa to
unable to come." Dumas was so as
tonished that he went privately and
verified this account; and he adds other
equally long and complicated conversa
tions which came under his notice at
Syracuse and Naples.
A builder in a email town was walk
ing down a street in which he was hav
ing some buildings erected, when be
observed one of the men standing on
the scaffolding, with his hands In his
pockets, smoking a pipe. He went
gently up the ladder, and, stepping In
front of him, said:
"Now I've caught yon. We'll have
no more of this. Here's your four days'
pay (It being Friday), and you can con
sider yourself disc barged."
Tbe maa pocketed tbe money and
went away rather quickly. Just then
tbe foreman came up, and tbe builder
told him what he bad done.
"Why," said tbe foreman, "that man
wasn't working for aa; he waa only
asking for a Job."-Tid-Blrs.
Tennyson aaed to tell a story of a
farmer, who, after bearing a red-hot
sermon of nerer-ending fire aad brim
stone, consoled his wife quite sincere
ly with the naive remark:
"Never salad. Bally; that mast tx
wrong; a constttoosbun esald stand
Among tha many remedies for Indi
gestion la th agreeable oa of tha
rocking-chair. Aa exaellest ladleal
authority declares that th alow, rock
ing motion after meals atlaialstaa the
digestive functions, aad gives marked
relief. Th patient ought to be placed
la aa almost horlsoatal position. .
Mrs. Mulligan: "Do yea feel better
this morning, Mrs. O'TooUr
Mrs. OToole: "I do, aa' then again
Mrs. Mulligan: Tbof tad, fur If a
harrnd to know whether tor aay 081
sorry or glad."
Botts-Yea are a weather prophet I
Potts Sir, I allow a man to eafl. bm
a falsifier!-Yonkers SUtoamaa, , v
"How would swa da mm asL
a aaa waa expect ta fx bit
A MOOHIBH KXtCUTION.
The Murderer of s Christian Re
garded as a Martyr.
A eciTSipoagaU at Tangier glres the
following aeaaaat af th execution of
a native for the murder of Herr Have
ner, n German banker. The circum
stances of tha murder have remained
entirely mystertoua. The German
legation hare put pressure on the local
authorities. After a snort Um a wo
man want over to Gibraltar for safety,
and sent word from there that she
eould throw light on the affair. Upon
her Information three men a Span
lard and two Moors were arrested
aad thrown Into the prison. Here
thay war tortured by the thumbscrew,
aad th Spaniard eoafeseed. He. how
aver, waa claimed by the Spanish au
thorities, and what has become of him
I do not know. The other two were
kept la prison. They lay chained
hand aad foot by a heavy three-inch
chain In a email dungeon, where they
remained in almost pitch darkness,
with nothing to eat but bread and wa
ter, aad very little of that Of course,
bad not the murdered man been a
European, little would have been
heard of the matter. A message then
came from the Sultan that one of tbe
men was to be shot The Basha, who
is an authority here, desired this to
be carried out in private, but the Ger
man Minister insisted upon a public
execution. On the day of the execution
I went down to the soko (market
About a doaea Europeans only were
present and among them were two
French ladles on horseback. A posse
of soldiers soon marched through the
gateway, having in their midst the
condemned man himself, seated on a
donkey, with his feet chained together.
I think he was too much dazed to com
prehend fully all that was passing. Tbe
prisoner was taken, unresisting, off
the donkey, and made to kneel with
his face away from the soldiers. Two
of the men were told off to shoot him.
They refused, upon which tbe Basha's
head man, with asperity, repeated the
order. Then they walked up to with
in five yards of the prisoner and fired
two shots into his back. The corpse
waa buried in sacred ground. All the
Moors, even the authorities, Basha in
cluded, looked upon the prisoner as a
martyr. Why, they asked, should a
good Mohammedan die for a dog of a
Christian? Tbe feeling is universal,
and if it were not for the legations,
Europeans would not be very safe.
In Jamaica and other West India is
lands, they have a very curious way os
preserving eggs fresh for a considerabU
time. A layer of eggs is placed at thi
bottom of a barrel, and ordinary blacl
molasses Is poured over in sufflcien
quantity to cover them. Then anotha
layer is added, and more molasses, anc
ea on till the barrel Is fuIL The ldet
la that an egg can be kept good almost
Indefinitely If the air can be prevent
penetrating the porous shell to the con
tents within. When the eggs have ai
been used, the molasses la given a treat
boll up and la thoroughly salable again
la Northern Russia the farmers us
warm tallow in precisely the sami
way; but this is said to slightly affee
the flavor of the eggs.
Tbe sub-commltte of a school, situ
ated not a thousand yards from tbe
city, were examining a claMs In a
One of tbe members undertook to
sharpen up their wits by propound
ing the folowlng question:
"If I had a mlnce-ple, and should
give two-twelfths to John, two
twelfths to Isaac, two-twelfths to
Harry, and should take half of the
pie myself, what would there be left?"
There was a profound study amoVig
the boys; but finally one lad held up
"Well, my boy, speak up loud, so that
all may hear," said tbe committeeman.
"The plate!" shouted the hopeful
Tbe committeeman turned red in tbe
face, while tbe other members laughed
aloud. From Answers.
Th Thames of England Is 170 miles
long. The river of the same nana la
Canada, is said to be 1M milt long.
It namesake in the United States la
hardly more than a doaea milee la
length, but Is better for navigation
First Tramp: "If you had to work
J net supposln' what kind of a Job
wwuld you rather haver
Second Tramp: "Well, I think I
coold be a Judge of a dog abow. I've
had experience of all the different
kinds of dogs there to."
Parry Patsttlc They aay on of
them champagne drunks will last a
maa three or four days oa on nlghf a
Wayworn Watson Them plutocrats
always does have th best of It don't
theyT Ctocmoatl Enquirer.
The Court As I understand it, tha
deceased policeman waa killed la ta
discharge of his duty.
Witaess No. aor; It war the die
charge av tha gun. Tar aaaerv rail-
"Why are you going to call your ice
yacht 'Gossip,' old man?" asked Van-
"Because," acid Voa Miner, "there
Isn't mack to tt but how It does go!"-
Cartla VVat la the height of yoai
rTit . dear?
rale fblashiajrWOV. mutkii a
tvaaa se aaa a tea aad atg
THE BHAWLB OF KASHMIR.
The Finest Kind Tah Three Years
beautiful arts and mananfec-
of Kashmir ought to be, and, in
fact, are, a source of wealth. But this
wealth does not for the most part fill
th pockets of th artisans.
The delicate shawls that used to be
so fashionable are made almost In the
open air, and mostly by boys of
twelve or thirteen. The looms are set
np In rough wooden sheds, open on three
side, and tbe boys sit close together.
In front of each boy are pinned hie in
structions on a dirty little scrap of pa-
par. These are most laconic ''Three
red, five white, one blu"-tbat is all.
The looms might have come out of tbe
Ark, so antiquated and clumsy are
they. Everything is done by hand, and
I coold' not discover a single contriv
ance for saving labor. A fortune
awaits him who can Introduce machin
ery Into Kaemlr.
Tbe more elaborate patterns take an
extraord taary t Im e to make th ree years
is not thought too long for a good
shawl, and one day'e work Is practical
ly Invisible. Another odd arrangement
la that the best shawls are made in a
great number of small pieces, and
these are then so skillfully eewed to
gether that the Joins are imperceptible
on the right side, though quite vhilble
on the wrong. In some shawls tbe pat
tern la worked in on the loom, In oth
ers a plain piece of material Is taeo
and embroidered by band ao lavish!)
that the material itself completely dis
appear Oornhill Magazine.
What Jenny Llnd Did For America.
Jenny Linda sojourn in America
waa fruitful In many ways. Her pro
gress left a chain of charities through
the land by which orphans and sick
are still nurtured and healed. The
rapture of her music created a criter
ion by which the success of every other
artist has been measured from that
day to this. The tradition of ber pure
and noble womanhood has remained
to music a bulwark against which the
fsndl and corruption of tLe operatic
and musical world has broken In vain.
In the memory of every human being
who beard her. ber singing has rung
to tbe hour of deatb as tbe one per
fect and sublime revelation of the
beauty and ecstacy of music Itself.
This is much. But America owes
Jenny Llnd one other and greater debt
that has never been recognized, which
it is tbe purpose of this article to con
sider. She brought the musical tem
perament of America to consciousness
of itself. Her tour was the supreme
moment in our national history when
young America, ardent, enthusiastic.
impressible, heard and knew Its own
capacity for musical feeling forever.
From that hour tt has received or
denied the world's great artists who
have made pilgrimage hither, su
preme in its own consciousness of its
artistic needs and temperament. Fan
ny Morris Smith in the Century.
In th Kitchen.
"Life Is such a grind!" sighed the
coffee mill to the lamp chimney.
'Oh! I don't know." said the chim
ney. "Of course, the world Is dark and
cold at times, but life to me seems
'You wouldn't think so," Interrupted
the match, "If you got your bead
scratched as I do every dsy. And,
say, you wouldn't amount to mm h
without me, anyway, so put that In
your pipe and smoke It"
'You seem to consider yourself a
great card," put In the nutmeg pulver
izer, "but I am a grater."
And then, shaking the match rough
ly, the grater added: "You red headed
skeleton! Why, you are nothing but
At this Juncture tbe cook came In.
The lamp chimney looked at her
wickedly, the coffee mill ground Km
teeth, and tbe match lit out New
On entering a mira-ciase carnage of
I train on tbe Underground Railway, I
oeard the following conversation. An
eld gentleman addressing, somewhat
pompously, a black man who had
squeezed himself Into tbe seat, mak
ing the seventh person, said:
"Unfortunately I am in the wrong
carriage; I have paid for a first-class
To which the black man made the
following sarcastic reply:
"Oh, don't worry, sir, they both
reach the station at tbe same time."
"Why do you always go fishing ai
"Weil, you know. In daytime, a mat
carrying a rod always meets about I
hundred persona who ask him If ha b
going fishing." Chicago Record.
Here Is a Jew story, and, oddly
enough. It comes from a certain hand
some clerk In tbe Suite Department
who Is blinself one of the Chosen Peo
ple. A Jewish merchant here in town
took his young sou not long ago to see
"Julius CaeNar" played. S. I'. Q. It. ap
peared on fasces or column In every
"What does 8. P. Q. II. stand for,
pa?" asked tbe boy. The father wasn't
to be put out of countenance because
of a trifling Ignorance of Latin.
"It stands for small profits, quick re
turns, my son," he made answer.
"1 can't see why It Is," said Hobby,
"that when little boys are cross folks
say tbey are naughty, and when papas
and mammas are cross folks say tbey
are nervous. Tld-BIU.
A vounc fellow la ton a
the other day. H proposed to a girl,
aad Instead of aar aaylag, It is se
aa ansa, tt aaout ttaaa."
TURNBD OVER BY A MACHINE.
A Contrivance Which Enables On
Man to 8UP I" Comfort.
The San Francisco Examiner taUi
about a man who tut a Invented an ap
paratus to turn him over In bed. Tin
man Is Walter Hyde. Mr. Hyde b
quit old and is troubled with an In
complete circulation of the blood, caua
Ing sleeplessness. If be remains In om
position long a mild form of paralyeli
follows and he cannot sleep at all. Mr
Hyde concluded that If be bad eomi
mechanical n-aus to turn himself ovei
hourly at night he could go to alee
and not be uixler tbe necessity ot
Being somewhat of a mechanlca'
turn of in hid, Mr. Hyde concluded U
experiment The result of his tinker
lng snd thinking is the mechanical
contrivance which hourly turns him
over without awakening blm from bit
slumbers, and which he says works a
charmingly that bis paralysis with ac
companying sleeplessness is a thing ot
the past Tbe frame on which th
mattress rests hangs from tbe bed
stead by means of pinions, one at th
head and tbe other at the foot Tbt
frame Is kept in position by being so
cured at tbe sides to a clock-like ap
paratus with cogs and levers to till
tbe mattretis frame, tbe motion of tbt
rocking being governed by the clock
and spring apparatus. Tbe tilting of
tbe frame Is so nicely graduated thar
tbe sleeper Is unconscious of tbt
change, but continues undisturbed Is
bis night's sleep, as the mechanism at
tached to the frame automatically
changes his poxltion during tbe bout
to tbe right or to the left side aa th
case may be.
A Bunchgrass Shepherd Dog.
A bunchgrass shepherd dog of east
ern Oregon Is tbe hero of this tale. Tbe
name of the dog was Jim, and hla
owner was called Bob Thompson. This
story dates back to 1878, when sheep
were sheep and wool was wool; when
a good sheep dog was worth more than
a horse; when horsen were horses and
bicycles were not known.
Every sheep camp bad Its crack pack
of dogs, and In Thompson's pack there
were thirty. At the time of tbe Ban
nock uprising TboMipHon and his men
were herding sheep ten rnllee from
Pendleton. One morning a messenger
rode up In hot haste, warning the shep
herds to flee for their lives, as tbe In
dian were on tbe warpath. The shep
herds fled. Only tbe dogs and sheep
were left For the next few days the
dogs came straggling Into Pendleton
one by one, and within a week they
were all present or accounted for; all
but Jim. At the end of a month tbe
Indian uprising bad been put down
and Thompson went out to look for
his sheep. He had left two thousand
and he found six thousand, all quietly
feeding together. As he rode near be
saw, perched on a tall butte, s buck
object that turned out to be Jim, who
gave his master a frantic welcome and
then proudly started with blm to In
spect the band.
Single-handed, Jim had token car
of those sheep for thirty days, driving
them to fresh pastures each day. Every
stray band that he met he bad chased
Into his drove, until be bad become the
kmg herder of tbe bunchgrass coun
try. Hard work had agreed with him,
asd be waa as fat as a possum in per
simmon time. He was too smart to
go hungry, and hnd picked out tbe fat
of the flock whenever he wanted to
make a meal. Jim Is pone now, but
bis memory Is reflected by every wool
puller In Umatilla county, New York
Journalistic enterprise has led to a
curious Insurance case in Paris. M.
Henri Martin, chief editor of the Cour
ier de Lyon, was found dead in hla
room, hanging from a cord passed over
a hook in the celling and attached to
a dog collar round his neck. His life
was Insured for 30,000 francs, which
tbe Insurance company refuses to pay
on the ground that he committed sui
cide. He had, however, been publish
ing articles on tbe scientific side of
hanging, and was preparing one de
scribing the sensations of a hanged
man. -The counsel for his family will
contend that be was making experi
ments on himself, and that hie death
"If It wasn't for me my class
school wouldn't have any standing
all." raid Hubert
"Nonsense!" said his sunt "Youl
mother says you are tbe foot of It"
"I am," said Hubert. "How could
It stand If It didn't have a foot r '-Harper's
It seems that by their aid one can
readily determine whether diamonds
are real or false, for the rays pas
quite through real diamonds, leaving
them transparent, and not at all
through false ones. A real pnrure.
when photographed, would show only
the mounting, but In a false one all
the stones would turn out black.
Santa Koaa, capital of Santa Boss
County, California, bas a Baptist
church which holds over 200 people,
built entirely from timber sawed out
of a single redwood. Timbers, weath
erboard lag and Inner lining are all of
wood. The roofing, too, is of shingles
cut from the same tree, and after It
was all finished there were 60,000
shingles left-Philadelphia Ledger.
"Miss Gush admits that she Is dose
"Thirty! Well, she'd better make a
toufhhack for safety! -Cleveland
Oa hundred and twenty stokers at
required to feed the furnace af a tret
class Atlantic steamer.
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