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THE PRESS JOURNAL
By GEO. PHIPPS.
NEBRASKA NEWS NOTES'
Governor and Mm. Bavags arc visit
tag in Alexandria, La.
Charters were Issued last week to
M w banks at Dewltt, Ravenna, New
port. Tha Advent Christian church was
dedicated at Lincoln on Sunday a
The Cillich Keal Estate company,
with a capital of $25, 0O0 has been In
corporated at Omaha.
The McDonald-Williams election
contest case at Pierce was decided in
favor of the contestee.
The executive board of the Nebraska
Federation of Woman's clubs wa in
Ion in Lincoln last week.
The Cedar Rapids Improvement
company was incorporated last week
With a capital of 0,000.
Rev. A. K. Wright, pastor of the
Verdon Christian church, has been ap
pointed stajte evangelist for Idaho.
John Dreler, a farm hand who work
for Henry Seier near Grand Island,
committed suicide by hanging last
Guy R. C. Read has been Indorsed
by the Douglas county bar for ap
pointment too succeed Judge B. 3.
At their last session for the year
the county board at Fremont did a
treat deal of work in considering new
The Methodists at Pierce dedicated
their new church last Sunday. All but
W of a balance due of $800 was rais
ed at the dedication.
An abstract of the lam reports of
all county superintendents In the state
hows a unanimity of opinion in favor
f school consolidation.
Two deaths from diphtheria in two
days occurred in the family of C. H.
Bice at Lincoln. Five children and
Mrs. Bice were sick at one time.
The estate of Tobias Castor.as shown
WT his wit, consists of W,00 in real
state and $11,000 In personal property.
Bia widow and eldest son are the ad
anlniatrator. The Lincoln city council has passed
ordinance requiring the street rail
way company of that city to sell street
car tickets at the rate of S cents
or six for 25 cents.
The state banking board has made
application for a receiver for the
Btate Bank of Gothenburg, which was
closed last week. The institution is
temporarily In the hands of Bank Est
aanlner E. E. Emmett.
The high school debating contest at
Xdncoln was won by Harry O. Kelley
f Omaha and second honor was given
t Clarence Johnson of Omaha. The
Irish schools represented were Omaha,
Lincoln, Beatrice, Nebraska City, York
, Application for the state reward of
fered for the discovery of coal has
beeen made to the governor by Layton
Butin and James Johnson, who claim
they have found coal In paying quan
tities about five miles south of Milford.
The meetin gof the Territorial Pio
neers' association will be held on Jan
uary 15, Instead of January 14, as pre
viously announced. This has been
done to avoid a conflict with an im
portant meeting of the State Histor
ical Society on the latter date.
Superintendent O'Brien of the state
sMi hatcheries has deposited the pro
ceeds of the sale of flsh, amounting
to I2S1, In the state treasury. In
stances are known where fish have
bee a sold from the hatcheries in
former years, but none of the proceeds
over found a way into tho public
Sir Harry Johnston, whose discov
ery of a new species of animal" In the
Uganda Protectorate has excited much j
Interest among naturalists, brought I
hack to London anil exhibited there a
specimen of a gigantic species of earth
worm which, when alive, was about
three feet long and as thick as two
"npi, " Even ix-rurf SycVts f cartl;
worms than this exist. Ceylon has
some giants, of a blue color, that at
tain as great a size. In Cape Colony
and Natal there is a species, particol
ored, green above and yellowish be
sjeath, which, It Is averred, sometimes
attains a length of six feet. Giant
earth worms are also found in Aus
tralia and in South America.
. Instead of using carbons that must
h frequently replaced, the new car
fcesMeea are light described by a
French Journal has two L-shped alu-
arma with platinum points
are kaat by clockwork at the
Hstaace apart. It la stated
Cat ttssat etasnlaum arms need re
fSMtjsg eaty aace a year, being aaed
1 aw eafceaatsd giasa gtoke.
le a very brittle metal, steel
, 4ptf to eater, and of a great lm
tartaaa to the arta. Metallic arsenic
' -t ftrl Matty to retne la metamor
fjj f to Saxony, Bohemia, and
. - ;-raMr. at' Clwmirrilla, In Chill.
a. Briaatr alrmlnsf as few
i' Cl Mrtsaraswn Clover has
V ' ' 3 Ctt Ui pel eat eaa be steered,
,CWUJ ad atftoe'it by wlr-
t The Story of
IDNAPED when only 4 years old
by an unscrupulous stepmother,
who thought thus to revenge
herself upon the child's father. Rachel
Williams of Allegheny City. Pa., now
Mrs. John Madden, but for a lifetime
the plaything of fortune, spent thirty
years In Ignorance of her name and
Nor until her grandmother, Mrs. Jane
Williams, died not many days ago in
this city, with her long-losi grand-
daughteFat her bedside, hai these two
so long and cruc-lly parted looked into
each other's faces.
Compensations have come to the un
fortunate girl. She has not only grown
into radiant womanhood, but she is
the happiest of wives and mothers.
Yet the scar of her infant misfortune
has never faded, and for the first time
as her beloved grandmother lay dying
she was able to relate the history of
her strange and romantic life to those
of her own blood.
The Williamses are Welsh people,
who in 1S68 settled in Harrisburg. Pa.
William, the eldest son and father of
little Rachel, took his family to Syra
cuse. N. Y., where they bad barely
become settled when Rachel's mother
died. The little girl was then taken
home to Harrisburg by her grand
mother ,and the father has been a
rover ever since.
Continued misfortune reduced the
"Williams family, which had been In
moderate circumstances, to privation.
The younger sons, who were its only
: jpport, lost their positions, and the
family was cornpeled to move from
place to place. Anally Settling in Chi
cago in 1370.
In the meantime Rachel's father re
married, his wife being a German.
They lived together but a short time,
and separated after a number of bit
ter quarrels, the wife vowing ven
geance. She had often heard her hus
baoid speak lovingly of his beautiful
To carry out her scheme of revenge
the woman went to Chicago, learned
the residence of the Williams famliy.
and lay In wait for her opportunity to
kidnap the little girl.
It came soon afterward, one day
when Rachel went out alone, and in
the evening the child was missed.
When midnight came and the little
girl did not return the giandraother
became hysterical with grief. Sarch
lng parties were sent out and every
effort was made to And her, but with
It was reported that the child had
been kidnaped by a woman who was
atking her to Europe, and with their
scanty means Mrs. Williams employed
detectives to go to New York and
watch all the outgoing steamships.
This brought no news of the missing
child, and after several months Mrs.
Williams gave up the search is de
spair. Reduced almost to poverty by the
expense of the starch Mrs. Williams
and her family came eastward again,
stopping wherever her sons could pro
cure employment until they reached
Ailegheney in 18T4. There the sons
prospered and married, and is 1H5W
Aaron, the youngest son, moved to Mc
Keesport, taking his mother with him.
Mrs. Madden s story to her relatives
reads like a novel. She says that on
the day she was kidnaped she was
approached by a strange looking wo
man, who asked her to go with her
while she bought some candy. I'n
ssupectingly Rachel fotlowed her until
they reached the depot.
The woman told the child she was
going to give her a ride first, and they
boarded a train. How long they rode
Mrs. Madden says she does not kow,
as she fell asleep In the woman's aims
shortly after the train started.
LEFT ALONE IN THE DEPOT.
She remembers alighting from the
train with the woman at a strange ,
pjace, and of going Into the depot, most beautiful, most sanctifying ex
where she was left alone, the woman perleiicea I have ever had, as Mrs.
telllnir her to wait until she returned. Williams was so weak, but our un-
When she did not return after some
time Mrs. Madden says she began to
cry, and the attention of the station
agent was attracted to her.
IX Facts From
The checks which pass through the
London clearing house In six weeks
, are more than equal In amount to all
the coin in the world. his nest witn moist ciay. wn a uara
The Alps cover a space of , night a hnya's nest locks like an eh c-
auare miles. In them rivers have I trie street lamp.
their source flowing Into the Northj The candidates on the tickets In
sea. Black sea and Mediterranean. New York at the last election com
The Boston Journal haa discovered j prised 113 lawyers. 7 artisans and
and minted the names and residences
of 81 couples in New England who
have been married fifty or more years
French economists aeclare Europe
caa become Independent of United
Mates cotton If It will only encourage
the natives la Persia and Africa to
An anemometer or wind measure.
c oasts ts of four cups at the end of
arau. It Is so constructed that It
makes M revolutions srhlle a milt of
The Mexican army In 1H was eom
aosed of eight generals of divisions.
Wlf-three of brigaoea, to chief. !.il
subordinate officer and 17.I4T soldiers.
The Charles ton iar are calling their
expeattioii ground and building the
Ivory City on the bank af the Ah
ley. The work of preparation I rap
Idly aearing eomplethm.
An automobile I being built In Mr w
Tark that will make seventy mlta an
hour e a level read. The nest and
ajant aWleult task will be te find a
level read seventy MUea to leikjta.
The child managed through her sobs
to tll him of her pliht. The woman
could not be found, and a Mr. Thomp
son, then connected with the Terre
Haute (lnd.) railroad, took little Ra
chel to hi home, whete for some time
he was afterward taken charge of
by a family named Litchfield, living In
Klberfield, lnd. A short time later the
head of the family died, and she be
came an inmate of a charitable insti
tution ut tat place. S'ie rejpainel.
there for a number of years, but when
in her teens left and rained her own
living by working wherever she could
find employment. .
This period In her life was terminat
ed fouiteen years ago. when she be
came the wife of John Madden and re
moved to Oakland City, lnd.. where
her husband Is employed by the Piano
Manufacturing company. Mrs. Mad
den Is now the mother of three chil
dren, two boys and a liliie sir', who
Is said to resemble the mother closely
at the time she was kidnaped.
lurlng all the thirty years' separa
tion Mrs. Williams never ceased to
grieve for her grandchild, and It was
her constant wish that Rachel might
be restored to her. Her son Aaron
had promised her that if the girl was
alive be would find her some day. and
he kept his word.
His brother's letters, which were re
ceived occasionally, led him to believe
tha tthe girl's stepmother knew where
Rachel itas. The woman was located
in Chicago by the father, who notified
Aaron of her whereabouts. The lat
ter wrote her, stating that If she knew
anything about the girl and would
confess she would not be prosecuted.
In a short time the answer came
contaln&lng in detail the story of the
abduction up to the time the rhild was
deserted in the Evansville depot. The
woman added that she had ben conscience-stricken
ever since and would
have confessed many times had it not
been for her fear of arrest.
Aaron Williams then began a corre
spondence with the residents of Kv-
ansville, through which Rachel was
finally discovered at Klberfield.
This occurred about the time Ra
che lwas preparing to be married, and
although she entered Into a lively cor
respondence with her uncle Aaron, she
did not come to see her relatives.
After her marriage she postponed
coming from time to time, and the
years slipped by while her attention
was occupied with her ow n family. But
when the last appeal for her to come
contained th sad words that her aged
grandmother was dying and longed
for the sight of her she did not delay.
As fast as express trains could bring
her Mrs. Madden sped acros the hun
dreds of miles Intervening between her
home In Oakland City and her grand
mother's bedside In Allegheny. She
had her reward In seeing the light of
recognition shine In the aged woman's
almost sightless eyes and hearing her
trembling lips whisper "Rachel."
Mrs. Williams appeared satisfied to
simply hold Rochel's hands and feast
her eyes on the face she remembered
In Its childhood, tracing each feature
of her little girl In the face of the
matured woman. At last she sank
Into eternal sleep, clasped In the arms
of her grandchHd.
Aaron Williams says that the wo
man who abducted his niece is now a
respected resident of Chicago and Is
the wife of a wealthy business man.
He withholds her present name as
part of his promise not to give the
woman any trouble.
"I can never be too thankful," says
Mrs. Madden, "that fast trains and
my own relentless determination
brought me to my grandmother's bed
side In time to see and talk with her
"Those few hours that I spent with
her as Bhe lay dying form one of the
j spoken lommunlcatlon was none the
j lens perrect, mm I am sure mat sne
I knew before she died all that I had
' so ardently longed to tell her."
j The bay him of India spends his
Upare lime catching mammoth flre-
flies, which he fastens to the side 0f
in-cm.ni., w .
men. 17 clerks. 12 physicians, JJ liquor
dealers, 7 professional politicians, 10
ottlce holders, 25 resi estate broker
and I undertakers.
The extension of the use of electric
ity In British warships in plaoe of
steam for sebsidlsry purposes Is to be
made the subject of a series of experi
mental teat. At the present time the
capstan, steering engine, ventilating
fan and rrlk hoists are worked by
The Palestine exploration fund ha
beea for tbe last twe years carrying
0U xf uvatlons, In , Western JuAea.
Remains extending In lime over fif
teen, centuries have been unearthed,
covering iwa well defined pre-lsrael-II
period, and also the Jewish Be-
leucldlan ami Raman periods.
Detroit Free Pre: Percy I've mad
Pauline sorry that she threw me over,
Ouy-In wht way?, Percy Why, I'm
attentive now to a girl Ave year
younger than h la.
hibk i arojti.
The PoIUa ol Icrk Heasaeeure
paUlte Beggar Mel Kvcri where
-Manner f leaking.
It is aid that the life of a Chinese
cb"-k is the embodiment ol servnuae.
He begins his labor at daylight and
continue it far into the niguu ij
bis business on no account to let a
possinle customer escape, and if noth
ing eU,e remain to be done, Arthur
11. Smith informs us, be is to set, to
work to look over the day's cash as
the brass coids of every-day commerce
are called to see if there is among
theui any of peculiar value that could
be sold to the curio collector.
The worker of metal, Ihe tinker of
copper kettles. wH up his forge and
his liaif-iiaked workmeu ply their
trade, like all tbe others, under the
eye of the passerby. It is a mixed
lioiitil.iliou, certainly, but until they
are roused to demonstration a pecu
liarly quiet one. Beggars in filthy
rag- display their sores and deformi
ties; old women even more repulsive
and tiltbv beset you with Micks of in
cense; the ordinary coolie in his blue
cotton, tbick-soled shoes, bare-headed.
adds to tbe throng, and occasionally
a man of the better class appears iu
garments of silk ami brocudc. But this
rarely happensh as men of this class
take their airings on their well-fed
mules iu carls, or in sedan chairs.
They make their pure-liases through
intermediaries, and goods arc brought
to the houses. Little effort is iniiile
to decorate the booths or shops; oue
or two were festooned' with tassels ot
scarlet wool, and over another I saw
a row of grotesque heads of metal
supplied with long antennae of line
spiral springs capped with au acorn;
these vibrated continually in the wind.
Besides the people, the middle of the
treet is crowded with carts, donkeys
mules and horses, and with all these,
Hocks of sheep being driven to Ihe
market-place williout the gates, and
strings of camels loaded with salt or
coal from the northern mines. AI1 the
coul used in I'ekiu which comes down
from the north is brought to i'ekin in
this wav, and as the quantity is neces
sarily limited, fuel not from lack of
a natural supply, but from the difficul
ty of transportation is very costly.
To make it lust longer the coal dust
is mixed with earth and water, re
duced to a paste and mnldrd iu balls.
which are put into the sun to dry.
Much of the cooking in houses is done
in stove heated by these coal balls,
ihe fuel question is a paramount
question in C hina, and this, too, in the
face of the fact that the coul mines in
northern China are the largest hi the
world. I hey are poorly worked, and
Hie country being destitute of high
ways and railways, camels are Ihe
only mrans of carrying it lo the mnr
keis. Wood is scarcely to be hud, es
pecially on the almost treeless plains
of ihe north. Nothing, therefore, is
wasted that can be burned; grass is
tied into tight bundles for fuel, and
dead leaves are used for the same pur
pose. Foreigners, by which term the
Chinese designate all Europeans and
Americans, use American stoves for
beating their houses, hut the Chinese
cook uses the native brick stove t,, !
the kitchen. It is simply a square of j 1,UK "lul certain amouiM, of
masonry tive feet long or more, and ! comfort and satisfaction in the.lr lone
aboul four feel in height. It has doors ! lv in 'ki"ir friends with the
bv which fuel may be supplied, and y,""Pr and spending valuable
boles for pols. but' the oven is on the """e repairing sundry broken toys or
ton and resembles a huce ini ertcd ! tiling wonderf ill stories ill which
iron kettle. The draught is perfect .
and the cookery that Ihey manage to
tnrn out with this conlrivnnce is
hardly surpassed bv those who work
will, 'the latest culinary inventions.
Flour is imported bv the foreign resi-
dents from ( slifornia ; condensed
n.tiL i.,,..t ......i . ..t
I...ti fr. l-L !.. ., !-,.
nf l-.rlf.n lir '....ll tn
I ..... . .... , ...
An American lady
said recently lhat it had been more
than a year since she hud tasted fresh
butler. It seems strange that butter
should not lie imported from Califor
nia, where there are now flourishing
dairies, but it Is said that which has
been Hied has proven unsatisfactory
a brand that must then Is? very dif
ferent from that, supplied the steam
ships of the Oceanic line. Woollens
very largely come from (iermuuy. and J
tbe line kerosene lamps, that gire a
most brilliant light, are imported also
from Rerlin. Keroene is in general
use, although the hotels and a few
of the embassies are supplied with
electricity. There Is little or no pre
text made of lighting the streets of
I'rkin hs our cities and even villages j
are lighted. The Chinese not ouly 1
worship their ancestors, but all their I
ways, and it is a 'whole wide land ded- j
Icated to that conservative sentiment J
that one finds, on occasion, elsewhere: j
vitiat was good enough for my
grandfather is good enough for me."
iue Chinese may be sa'd to go even
INIHIfl, Mint Ill tlll-ll Itllrtl f II-
abasement they almost consider it
loo good," und this may poasibly lie
he reason why roads, bridges, tem
ples and public works lhat full Into
decay are never repaired. 1'ekin cor.
Meadr lor a Lana War.
If this Kfory. related by an Kngllsh
corres)Miuileiil at the Cnpe, lie true.
the Traiistaal expect a long struggle
nd is ready for it, A lloer asked
Krnger why he did net begin war at
"Are yon ready fer il?" asked Krn
ger, looking at the man attentively.
"Certainly," said be; "I bar gas.
horse and eight days' ratio, as re
quired." "Hart yon gat three aaantbs' feed 7"
"Yea, I lafak I eaa bold out with
what 1 have for lb re asaatb."
"Hare you six months' faod?" id
"Well, I could hardly bald eat far
"How almnt twelve months, then?"
"N'n thai I o.ii't Hn " aaLrl Ik. m.
"Weil k mrm .... t.inn. .k..i
oar IhmttT' lb, vnn Lrntii' Mtut IKa
Uritl.h have already Imported x ' Arrived at the counter. Ihe little fine
months' food for their people info the """'""I -wybod by remarking
country, and have not begun to aak ' '71'' miss, muvver wants a rlb
money from tbeir volkaraa. for an " co,r lh,
expense 7" oe.
HIS 0WI UTEBVITW.
Bank rllr Tbeaghl Ike "Jew Be
wrier Was Qalw a haeeeaa.
Frankfort Moore, the author, saya
he has only seen two interviews with
himself whin were satialuAuiry. One
was done by Clarence Rook, author of
"The Hooligan Nights;" line otutjr be
One day there came to him a sad
looking little woman who said that
he was quite new to journalism, but
thtt she had gut an order for an in
terview with him, relate the Satur
day Evening Post, Mr. Moore ex
pressed himself as being: willing to
submit to the process. i tH the lady
was Intituling, and wa apirently
J Ouiupent t interview a mouse, but-
carve ly any one more important.
"Perhaps," Mr. Moore said, "it would
be better if I sent you a few note."
The reported departed, intensely re
lieved. Then Mr. Moore, scenting a joke,
sat down and wrote the interview
from "As 1 entered Mr. Frankfort
Moore's cheerful windy " to the
usual end, and sent it to the bashful
reporter. She seemed to catch the
humor to the thing. She copied it up
on the typewriter und sent ii- back iu
Mr. Moore, saying that Khe inclosed
the interview she Had written and that
she suhuiitited it to him, hoping that
he would find nothing in it to offend
him. lie made a few trilling altera
tions and sent it back. When it was
printed he scut a not to I he editor
congtutiilm.ing- him upon the inter
view and saying that he liked it better
than any which he hnd ever done.
And the editor replied politely, saying
lu.'it he had liked it himself, und hud
been encouraged and pleased to find
the little wonuu could do such good
work. Hui wiv. mouths later, meeting
Mr. Moore, he saiii: "It's curiouo,
you know, that interview with you is
the best thing that, woman ever did;
s almost the only good thing. She
cau't reuch it again. You must be a
niosx tiniHMially sympathetic chap to
Llka Lltti Oue.
"There a very general idea abroad
Id the klJid that iiieii uwll'i Cum? t
board iii a house w here t here ure child
ren." said one of the sterner sex yes
terday, "but Ihml is, I believe, a g.eat
mistake, jiit as h is uu crrior to in.
agiue that men generally don't like
the little one. So doubt there are a
few crusty old buchelors inthewuKd
who would be horribly unniycd by
papering J'ect and shrill little voices .u
the halls and on the stairs but I must
confess 1 like to hear thee noises, ami
I find by questioning a number of my
firieiMls ail young unmiuried men
limit, they do also. The children give a
sort of liotuy aitiiiosphere thai, very
pleasa.it to even (tie moat com fort lens
'TiiMTig one thing with anritier, I
believe men are fonder of children
tlian women are, anyhow. What I
mean is thin more men than women
are fond of them. J know plenty of
the gentler sex who wouldn't think of
going to a boarding house where
youngelers were admitted, and 1 know
just a mny men who keck oUl those
ff'-nN figure to an .-.mazing extent,
! "A child's affection is a very d.'hght-
i ,u' '"r" ' ' ""T
' to 1hr ot "T" 9 ""M
" ,'p 'u, t '',hX n'l tynin.s. ''''
I ar'" ''' ''"f11 l"'1'' J,J'-K ,n 'I'"
j " hre ' 'T' " ,'"c.
' lanwhar fnend of every one of them.
ill' a very delightful and absorbing
'acquaintance, and I'm fast developing
ilnto a storv teller of such murker!
ability tht I'll make a fortune tin tlvs
way, no ckiubt, after a while." De
troit Krve I'ress.
AIM Btutton Iu Kansas MIT.
A llostoii girl who was traveling a
cross the continent to Sau Krimciscii
for the first time, sent the following
startling information about Kansas
City and the West to her father when
she reached Kansas ( hy:
"l!y the Missouri Kivcr in Missouri.
Dear I'n: The rivers out this way need
washing they are so dirty and yellow.
This is u greut country. Kvery body in
town turns out to see us come in at
the nations. Here we ure in Kansas
( It y. The bouses look like doll housci
and all Ihe darkies have a languid air.
They must Is" awful tirrd. People look
kind of foreign and thi-ii c-oiiip'r xios;;
are so swarthy. Well tlnis will make
onr fourth night on the train. Good
by with love."
Miss I'.ostoa did not come up town.
All she saw was the line of 4ncgr
thitnties along the Weet bluff. She
will probably go home and teit her
friends lhat Kunsas ( rty isn't the town
K is cracked up to le t all. or rather
"the urbane metropolitan pretentions,
tniitologicnily sM'aking, have an auti
t in nsubstuii tin tioiiiibleness unequiva
lent to the reputation promulgated."
A certain gentleman in I.ancnashlre
is the proud possessor of a rental ka
bly red nose.
The terra proud is used advisedly,
a the owner is continually relating
stories having bearing n (h bril
liant hue of his nsaal treasure.
The following I one ef them:
He wss in Maarbewter eae afteraooa
nd. having completed bis business,
was smusing himself by a inspection
of tbe shop windows.
While sdmirlsg some tie la a cer
tain window, and considering wheth
er be should sperulNtr or not. a little
girl ca me out of tbe establishment
looked up t him, hesitated a mo
ment, and finally caught him by the
I "riee will you come Into this shop
with me. only for a minute?" aha
Tha Praahs ml Haakera,
On tha occasion of our visit to tha
monkey temple at Bsnares we hs4
provided ourselves with popcorn and
other goodies which we intended to of
fer their holinesses. But the monkey
did not give us a chance to do that.
They snatched the dainties from our
hands, and when our supplies were ex
hausted they amused theiuselvea by
Oue of our party, who bad a bad
cold, used a handkerchief with con
siderable rmphusi. Scarcely had be
replaced bis handkerchief in his pock
et wbeu a monkey seized ihe protrud
ing end, pulled it out and gave an ex
cellent iniKution of the act. Then, of
course, some of us had to use our ko
daks, and after we, had taken several
pi,,iTMH :uw her personification of ini
pudence picked up a little, block of
wood which lay upon the ground and
with it took severul snapshots at a-
A third ill conducted simian (a vain
female, who deserted her infant for
the purpose) grubbed from my shoul
ders a red chuddur scurf and in a few
flying leaps carried it to a lofty mina
ret. There she put it on and evidently
"fancied herself" immensely. Hist she
was not allowed to retain her prize.
in about three minutes ut least 40 mon
keys hud oil a piece out of inF prec
Then our native guide informed me
tha. 'the monkeys were very fond of
scarfs and thiU. they captured a great
inauv on the stone "gnats" near the
temple while the owners were bath
ing in the river. Perhaps on the prin
ciple that "misery loves company he
seemed to think Ins item of news
ought to console me; but, ntUiniigh
the "nionkeysliiiies continued as long
as we stopped in the temple "coin
pound," I no longer found them quit
so ludicrous. Chautauqua,
She ft'ae Delersnlaasl.
There is nothing like a determined
spirit. As the old saying is, "What
is the trouble with most of us is that
our minds are nearly miule up."
A charming old lady called at n car
penter's shop the otberduy bearing in
tier blind a liOtlc basket.
"Have you a comfortable chair in
the shop'.'" she asked the curpeirtcr.
"A comfortable chair be repeated
"Ves," she sweetly snid,"I have conic
to stay until you have a limn ready,
to go back to mv house with me and
do the work vim have been promising
to do for three weeks. I have brought
my luncheon and a book .and if you
hiiveu't a comfortable choir I'll have
the carrhige cushions brought in. I'm
going to stay here until 1 gut that
The carpenter hastened to sny that
and the old lady curried him away in
he could go at once just as well as not,
Not To He Foolesl
There is a New York physician who
takes an active interest in politics and
is popular with the "boys. In spite
of his jolly disposition he is an ex
tremely thin niun, mo thin thut many
a joke is aimed at him. Here is tbe
latent story they are telling about him:
A grocer's boy entered the doctor's
office the other day with a basket of
fine fruit which some gruteful patient
had sent him. The doctor told the
boy to place the basket in a cotanet
which mood against the wall. At the
same instant he stepped out of the
room, am', going iino an adjoining
one, manipulifted n contrivance which
caused au articulated skeleton within
the cabinet to wiggle its head and
limbs iu an appalling manner justusi
the messenger boy opened the door.
With a yell of terror the boy Hel.
When the doctor had enjoyed a hearty
laugh, he picked up a fine apple ami
followed the boy into the street to
give it to him. "Come here, my boy:-
he shouted. "Here's a tine apple for
"Nt on your life!" replied the af
frighted youngster, taking to his heel
again. "You eun't fool me wkh your
clothes on." New York Tribune,
A Preliy ling.
Kvery dining room should hare its
rug. Ihe quality of this rug must,
however, vary with the purchasing
power of the individual. Two things
ought to be remembered. Tbe rug
must not he so thin that it rolls up
with every chair that in drawn across,
it, or so thick that no chair can lie
drawn fit all. The rug muy be laid on
the bare Hour, a carpet, a tilling or
matting. lings ought always to be
lower in color key thiin the rest of
the room .or they seem to jump up nt
you and make a most unpleasant ef
fect. Harjier's Ha nr.
lbs siararnnl t'lab.
The members of the Macaroni Club)
were one time lenders of fashion iu
London, and they were prominent lor
their eccentricities of (Ires anil nuin
ner. They t.lnuvs bud a dish of mac
aroni, which was then a noveliy in
Kiiclnnd, upon the table, and one of
their most notable peculiarities was
the wearing of a hirge kin of hair up
on the back of the head. When they
held social sway, they set the puce for
fashion's devotees. Kvery thing, from
the ciistiinie of the clergy to the niuxiu
1st public eiwrrtninuients. was S I niao
Faroni. ihey nourished during the
Tbs Japanese t edar.
There f anyaiery concerning tha
vrigin of the .Ispanese cedar. Per
haps t hi a relutive of tbe giant red
wood trees ef tbe Pacific coast. If ".
bow did it get to .Ispan? Meehan'a
Monthly says: "The Japanese rdr,
Crvtrtonieris japonic, so common in
Japanese gardens, has nrver been
found In a wild state. As in the case
of so many of our garden evergreen
brought from Japan under Ixrtaliical
names, it I suspected of being a form
of something else. 1 here is a striking
resemblance between the seeds and)
those of our mammoth sequoia."
"I'sensy tie the head that wear
crown." Ttt Is why kings nnd
queen almost Invariably take their
arawna off before they go to bed.
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