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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY. JULY 16 1897.
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R. LORRAINE waB
now long past the
and breaking fast;
Indeed, so Infirm
had ho become that
he had more than
onco thought of re
tiring from tho
er. Though his
body was frail,
however, his Intellect was as bright as
ever, and when Marjorlo entered tho
study ho was busily engaged In read
ing ono of his favorlto books.
Ho looked up with his kindly smile
as Ills fostor-daughtor appeared.
"Is It you, my bairn?" ho said, ns
ho canio over and kissed nor. "Wel
come homo again! Though you have
been scarcely a week away, I have
missed you sorely, and have been
counting the days till your return."
For somo months past, I should now
explain, Marjorlo had been accustomed
to'itay at a ladles' school In tho neigh
boring town from Monday till Friday
of every week, returning each Friday
afternoon, nnd remaining till tho fol
lowing Monday. This arrangement hud
been found necessary, as It was Im
possible for the girl to comploto her
simple, education at homo, and as the
dlBtaiice wan too grctit for her to go
to anl fro dally without inconvenience.
"And what nows have you got from
tho town?" continued tho minister, ns
Marjorle, holding his hand In hers,
sank Into a chair at his side. "How Is
Ml33 Carruthers? and how do you got
along with your studies?"
"Miss Carruthers sends her compli
ments, nnd as sho is called away to
Edinburgh to see her sick sister I am
to bide at homo for a week. A whole
week, Mr. Lorraine, and In May-tlmc!
Oh, I am so glad'."
"So am I, my balm," said tho min
ister, "A week's rest will do mo good,
too, I hope, for I have been far from
well since you went away. I had one
of my old attacks on Tuesday, and
have been obliged to keep la tho
"You will bo bettor now," said Mar
jorle. "I will nurse you!"
"Ay, ay; and tho sight of your face
and tho sound of your volco will do
mo moro good than tho doctor. By the
way, my bairn, I had ono hero today
Inquiring after you, and sho will be
hero again this evening."
"I know! Miss Hctherlngton, of the
"Yes, Miss Hethorlngton. It Is
r.trangc, my bairn, how much Interest
tho good lady takes In you sho who
rares so llttlo for any other living
thing; nnd yet, after nil, It Is not
strange, for my Marjorlo Is a favorite
with high and low."
Tho girl's faco grew troubled as sho
"I hope, Mr. Lorraine, sho won't bo
nuking mo up to tho Castle; I feel so
lonely thcro, and she Bho frightens
ni e sometimes! Sho has such strange
ways, and tho houso Is an awful place."
"Well, well, you must bo careful not
to offend her, for sho Is a true
"I know sho Is very rich and good,
too, but for all that I cannot bear to be
alone, in her company. I wonder why
sho likes to havo mo! Sho sits In her
arm-chair looking at mo for hours lo
Kether. till sometimes I feel as If I
could scream out and run away!"
"Sho 1b a strango woman," said tho
minister, thoughtfully; "but you havo
no reason to fear hor. Sho takes a
great Interest in you, and In all that
"I know that, but"
"Her eccentricities are only put on,
I think, to conceal a heart that Is truly
kindly. You must try to humor hor,
my balm. Not that I would havo you
shape your conduct toward hor by any
sordid hopo of futuro gain; no, no,
thnt would bo unworthy; but It Is well,
after all to havo so powerful a friend,
should nnythlng happen to mo."
"Oh. don't speak like that!" ex
claimed Marjorlo, her oyes filling with
ir nnnnnt henr it."
Solomon hero Interrupted tho
versatlon by bringing In tho tea.
Marjorlo took off ber hat and shawl,
aud, sitting at tho table, began to pour
out tho tea, whllo Mr. Lorraine, forget
ting his recent train of thought, ques
tioned her anew about her doings In
tho town. Thus far they chatted cheer
fully together and shared tho simple
"And how about tho French, Mar
jorlo?" asked Mr. Lorraine presently.
"Are you coming on?"
Vtry slowly," was her reply. "I
find It hard to pronounce, and tho verbs
are a dreadful trouble nnd tho gen
ders. It's bo hard to tell whether a
thing Is masculine or feminine, and I
wonder how tho French folks them
selves can toll. I'm afraid I'll novor
learn tho French rightly."
"I cpuld never master It mysolf,
though, after all, maybe, I never fairly
trlcil; It's a queer kind of tongue, liko
the chirping of birds, I'm thinking.
What like Is your teacher?"
"Monslour Caussldloro? A handsome
gentleman, with black hair and black
"A young roan, Marjorlo J"
"Not old, but very grave and sad as
If be had had much trouble; and I
think he has, for ho Is an exile and
cannot return to his native land."
"Hna ho not other scholars?" ho
"Only myself out of our school. I
go to his houso for my lesson overy
afternoon. And ho Is very, very kind!
He would scarcely tako tho fees. He
Dut here Marjorlo paused and blush
ed, for sho suddenly remembered
Caussldlero's words and ardent looks
"Well, what did ho say?"
"Ho said ho wna ashamed to tako
money for teaching, and then thon
talked about France, and how he longed
to return, and how sad It was to be en
exile. That was all!"
Mr. Lorraine did not question nay
further, but seemed plunged in thought.
"By the way, Marjorle," ho said, aftor
a pause, "you know that your school
fees a ro paid by Miss Hctherlngton?"
"It was her wish that you should be
taught French. For my own part, I
novcr thought much of cither the Ian
guago or the people, but that may bo
my prejudice. Miss Hctherlngton thinks
that overy young lady should learn
French. Curious, the interest sho takes
Thcro was n noise nt tho front door,
a sound of feet in tho lobby.
Solomon entered abruptly.
"Sho's outside," he said. "Will I
bring her In?"
"Who Is outside, Solomon, my man?"
"Wha but Mistress Hctherlngton,
frao tho Castle. The carriage Is at tho
door, nnd she's wrangling wl' tho
Mr. Lorraine rose feebly from his
chnlr, whllo Marjorlo nervously put
down her cup and saucer and prepared
to receive tho visitor.
"This way, mom!" said Solomon; and
Immediately there entered tho room n
woman of middle height, with snow
white hair, leaning upon a staff or
Sho had black piercing eyes, a com
plexion like alnbastcr, nnd her front
teeth projected slightly over her under
lip. Though sho hnd tho air of an eld
woman nnd walked with a stoop, nor
face had scarcely a wrinkle, and her
volco was deep and powerful.
Marjorlo sprang up and stood trem
bling. Without a word, Miss Hcther
lngton crossed tho room nnd looked
fixedly In tho young girl's face.
"Wool, Marjorlo Annnn?" sho said In
a strong Scotch accent.
"How how do you do, Miss Hcther
lngton?" "As you see well enough not to
complain. Stand still nnd lot mo look
at yo! Thcro, you may kiss mo If you
Marjorlo did not llko, but sho bent
forward and touched tho lndy's frosty
"Did yo como doon In tho wagon
ette? Nao need to answer, for I ken,
and I ken who camo along wl' yo!
What's this between you nnd Johnnie
Had a bomb exploded under her Toot,
Marjorlo could not havo shown moro
consternation. Sho stammered, and
blushed, and cast an appealing glance
at Mr. Lorraine
"How's this, Marjorlo?" ho said,
gently. "You did not tell mo that
Johcnlo had como back."
"I'll swear she dldun," exclaimed
Miss Hctherlngton, with a low, harsh
laugh. "Seo hoo sho blushes! Tho lad
and sho had a trysto In Dumfries, and
camo down together."
Here Solomon, who stood nt the room
door looking on, thought It hla duty
"And what then? What If Johnnlo
Sutherland did convey our Marjorlo
name? There's nao halrm'ln that, I'm
"Hold you tonguo, Solomon Mucklc
backlt," said Miss Hethorlngton, with
a sharp rap of her crutch upon tho
ground. "Mind your own business!"
"It Is my business," retorted Solo
mon, doggedly. "Marjorle, Ulnna heed
"Solomon!" cried Mr. Lorraine, with
a certain authority.
"Bo good enough to leavo tho room."
Tho old man uttered a low snort of
defiance, but Immediately obeyed. Miss
Hethcrlngton took a chair closo to tho
fireplace, and snt in it, leaning heavily
on her crutch.
"Nao fool llko nn old fool!" sho mut
tered, looking at Mr, Lorraine, but io
ferrlng to tho refrnctory sexton. "Be
tween tho twa o' yo, you're spoiling
Marjorle Annan altogether."
"I hope not," returned the minister
mildly, resuming his own seat. "After
all, too, Solomon Is quito right. John
nie and Marjorlo are old friends."
"All the parish kens that," said tho
lady of tho Castle. "Como here, Mar
jorlo, and dlnna bo feared I'll do eat
you! Look mo In the face! Are you
and Johnnie courting?"
Marjorlo's face was scarlet, and sho
"Ob, Miss Hethorlngton," sho crlod,
"what do you mean?"
And Bho held out ber baud to Mr.
Lorraine, as It beseeching him to tako
"Really, MIbb Hetherlngton," ho said,
"Marjorle is a child, and I am sure such
nonsense as you speak of has novor
entered her bead."
"Nonsense, Is It?" retorted the lady,
with tho same low harsh laugh at be
fore. "Weel, It's tho nonsense to
which a' folk como onrly or lato, gentle
and simple, nnd trust mo to ken hot
ter than eltl.ir you or thnt Idiot Solo
mon what young lasses are mado o.
Do you think Marjorle Annan's made
of stiiiie or aim, nnd doesna ken n fair
favored lad from u rowan troo or n
"I think sho Is too young for love
making." returned the minister.
"Then you think wrung; It's never
o'er early for a. lasslo to begin. Ab for
Johnnie, I'll no say but what he's a
decent lad and n modest, and he has
talent ns wool, the rogue, heaps o tal
ent, though Iio'b only a weaver's aon
eh, Marjorlo. hna ho no?"
And aa she looked at Marjorle there
was no anger In her stern black oyoa;
rather a sort of grim-humored sym
pathy. Seeing hla foster-chlld'B con.
fusion, Mr. Lorraine attempted to give
the conversation another turn.
"If young Sutherland has developed
natural gifts ho has you to thank for
tho opportunity. Wo all kuow how kind
you have been to him."
"Bccnuse I bought two o' hla pic
tures," sho retorted, with hor charac
teristic and disagreeable laugh. "I gave
fifty pound npleco for them, tho more
fool I. Ono was a view o' tho Castlo
frae tho south, wl a cuddle eating
thistles In tho foreground n cuddlo as
big aa n hippopotamus; and tho othor
was Marjorlo horscl,' wl' her lap full
o' wild llowcrs, Bitting by tho sldo o'
Annnn water, and about as llko hor,
by that token. aB It was llko Solomon
"Wo always considered It nn excel
lent likeness," said Mr. Lorralno, good
humoredly. "So It was," cried Marjorlo Impul
sively; "everybody said so."
"And what ovorybody said must bb
true?" demanded tho lndy, with a sneor.
"Weel, likeness or no likeness, tho lad
has talent, ns I snid; and if ho works
hard, maybo he'll bo nblo somo flno day
to paint a picture. So much for John
nlo Sutherland. Now we'll como to the
business which brought mo doon. I
want Marjorle to como to mo tomor
row and spend tho day."
Tho very proposal which Marjorlo
dreaded! Sho opened hor lips to glvo
a trembling refusal, to framo somo
awkward excuso, but beforo sho could
say a word Miss Hctherlngton con
tinued with decision:
"I'll bo expecting hor early, say nt
ten. Sho can walk tho dlstanco, unless
sho's o'or Idle; In that case, I'll send
tho carriage to fetch her."
"I am very sorry," Btammerod Mar
jorle, "hut tommorrow "
Sho paused, and glanced In supplica
tion at her foster-father.
"Tho fact Is," said Mr. Lorralno, "wo
had mado othor arrangements for to
morrow. Somo other dny, maybo."
Miss Hethcrlngton's'cyes flashed, and
her crutch was sharply struck upon tho
"Tomorrow and no other dny will
BUlt mo. I hao something to say to hor
that will na keep. Do you hear that,
"Yes," nnsworcd Marjorlo timidly;
"but I havo only Just como homo, aud
I would rather"
"Como or stny," sho exclaimed.
"Plcaso yoursol', Marjorlo Annan;
but If you stay at homo tho morn,
you'll wait laug for another Invita
tion." Eager not to give offense, Mr. Lor
rnlno now interposed.
"If you wish it, Mnrjorlo shall como '
"Very well," said MIbb HothorlngU n
3hnrply; then, turning to tho girl, a'io
added: "Will you walk, or Bhall '
send tho carriago?"
"I I will walk," returned Marjorle
timidly, with tho air of ono doomed tc
"Then I'll expect you at ten, and nao
later. Now, glo me your nrm to tho
Marjorlo obeyed, and with a short
"God-day" to tho minister, Miss Heth
orlngton left tho room.
(to nn CONTINUED.)
Napoleon's Journey to Elba.
That the wrath of hla subjects corn
polled the great Napoleon to, play a
very undignified part when ho travolod
from Fontnlnchlcau to Elba In 1814 In
knovn to all readers of history. Tho
full details, Jiowover, of that wretched
Journey havo only Just boen revealed
by the publication of Count Paul Schou
vnloff's original reports to Count Nes
aclrodo. From Lyons onward tho tom
per of tho population grew moro and
more vlolont. At Orgon a gibbet had
been p.jpared and tho llttlo escort
had much difficulty In robbing It of so
Illustrious a victim. A few miles
further Napoleon, becoming alarmed,
donned tho bluo uniform and white
cockndo of ono of tho outriders, whom
ho Induced to fill his placo In tho car
riage. ThuB attlrod ho reached Alx at
full gallop. Then tho lnnkeopor's wlfo,
Ignorant of his Identity, cried, "So Na
poleon is coming! They had much bet
ter kill him at onco. As Boon aB they
get him on tho sea thoy will certainly
drown him." After hearing these
words tho emporor assumed tho name
of Lord I'lrghersh, but next morning
borrowed iho uniform of an Austrian
goneral, ami Instoad of occupying his
own carriage drovo behind It In a hum
ble caliche oj a member of tho foreign
Thoie Unnecemary Questions.
Ho had lost control of hla wheel and
tbu wheel left him to his fate. Ha
roe In tho air and thon pitched upon
tho dusty road, gathering great quan
tities of dirt and accumulating ache
and bruises. A few moments after
ward a eympathetlc countryman came
along. "Had a fall, ch?" "No." "Y
dldn't7 Then what'B happened?' "l
climbed a treo to look at the scenery.
How are crops and what aro you charg
ing a dozen for Franco-German pota
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Think of It.
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ways boon looked
upon at an "tunny
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especially of tho
negro raco. It has
fed upon man for
ago3, but tho tables
have been turned;
hoi csforlh tho man
will pursue tho
shark to nppoasu
hla appctitle an Industriously as over
the shark pursued him. Hero Is tho
story of how the revolution was
brought about. One Wilson Fnstuot,
who Uvea on the beach at Seaside Park,
near Jersey, and who known moro
about sharks than any man who hits
not been devoured by ono of them,
makes his living flailing. When they
arc plentiful, ho spends his tlmo shark
ing. About live years ago Mr. F.istnet
caught a huge shark on his line. Ho
bcgnn'playlng with him, giving him
moro line, then drawing him nearer
nnd nllowlng hint to pull away at some
distance again until Anally he got him
to shore. By this tlmo tho shark was
blinded by tho pain of tho hook In
Its stomach nnd allowed tho men to
hnul It across the sandy bar to a small
Inland pond. When tho title went
down tho shark was in shallow water
and at tho mercy of his captors. They
then dragged him on tho beach, aud
by means of a rope, mndo a regular
harness for him. Ho wart thon put
buck Into tho water and kept a pris
oner, being hauled up for an occasion
al exhibition for which 10 cents a head
waB charged. It finally occurod to Mr.
Fastnct that ho could mako money on
him In somo Inland pond whoro ho
could he. unharnessed. Ho was placed
In n small eae and a dam built across
tho neck of It. Tho shark was trans
ported to his new homo by a team of
two hor:ca. Here he thrived well, but
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it took all tho small and useless fish
from Mr. Fastnot's not to keep him
fed. Ho was kept on exhibition and
brought hla master a neat llttlo Bum.
Finally Mr. Fastnot conceived the Idea
of raising other sharks. Sharks' eggs
aro easily found along tho Jersey
oast. They aro contained In a horny
substanco, Bomethulg llko seaweed,
known aa mermaid purses. Theso
natural egg cases wore placed In tho
pond and In a fow months tho fisher
man was agreeably Burprlscd to find
several young sharks swimming
around. No sooner had thoy attracted
the attention of the old shark than ho
devoured them bodily. In his greedi
ness he devoured every now lot as fast
as they were batched out. Tho flshor
man finally came to the rescue and har
pconod the old fellow and hauled him
ashore doad. The body was cut up,
the fat boiled down for the oil and tho
meat cut Into steaks for oatlng. Thoy
proved so sweet and juicy tho fisher
man sent some to his friends In the
city. They were delighted with them
and declared thoy were delicious.
From this venture shark steaks be
came very much In demand, until now
a swell dinner is not comploto with
out them. Tho result of Mr. Fastnet'a
first ihnrk steaks was bo gratifying ho
began to raise sharks for tho market.
Ho now kills about twenty-llvo sharks
every summer for thlB purpose. When
they are about three feet long their
meat Is best, and It is then they are
slaughtered. He la kept hiiay breed
ing sharks overy summer, but In novor
able to fill tho Humorous orders for
steaks from Now York. Tho Industry
certainly pays, though It may not bo
ni lemuneratl.'e ns some forms of
"Mini-king," the Wall rtioct kind, for
An Innovation In laths la ono that
h made of thin nheet-lron strips, rib
bed or having the edges turned over to
glvo strength. Perforated sheet-Iron
with ragged punctures, In which the
nun tar would clinch, succeeded the
strips; and wire netting lathing was
Introduced, It was generally strength
ened with ribs of csmscr wire, nnd Is
still extcnslvoly need not only for par
titions but for concrete floors na well.
Within a few years scores of patents
havo been granted for metallic lathing,
and In almost every Instanco they have
been for making sheet-steel plates pro
vided with silts or perforatlonn to
hold tho mortar. Several varieties aro
designed to get more surface out of tho
metal sheet thnn by mere perforating
and are known ns expanded motnl lath
ing. Ono rompany has had almost a
monopoly of expanding motnl In this
manner by tho line of an Ingenious mn
thine upon which It hna patents hero
nnd abroad. Tho rales run up to con
siderably moro thnn $1,000,000 a year
In the United States, It Is said. This
lath Is said fully to tloiiblo4tho width
of tho original plate from which It Is
cut. Recently nnother company has
prnducad a mnchlno by which eyen
tnoic expansion Is gained by nn Ingen
ious form of cutting and corrugating.
All this Is clear gain, nut! tho effort Is
being tlltecteil to getting tho greatest
stlffnc3s with the lightest metal, which
menus moro gnln to the unicorn, Ex
change. A lllniipr nt l.lncMiln' Inn.
You would be greatly amused to see
our dinner nt Lincoln's Inn. There
are tables at tho head of tho room for
tho benchers, who nro tho old leaders
of tho bar, such as Lord Brougham,
Lord St. Leonards, Sir Roundcll Pal
mer, Sir Hugh Cnlrnca, etc. Next
comes tables for the barristers, of
whom wine forty or fifty nro always
found at dinner; next tho students to
tho number of about IfiO, Including
ycur humhln servant, all seated at
long tables and dressed In stuff gowns,
whjch tho waiters throw over ub In
tho ante-chamber beforo wo entor tho
dining hall. To each four persons,
who conBtituto a mess, tho waiter
serves a dinner composed of soup, one
joint and vegetables, ono sweot dish
and checso, a bottlo of sherry or port
at oholco Is always allowed to each
mess (fiery stuff It Is), and bitter beor
nd libitum. The charge for tho dinner
Is 2 shillings. No ono at mess helps
another, but tho etlquotto la each in
turn helps hlmsolf, ono being first
for soup, the next first for the Joint
and bo on. Ono dines almost every
day with some stranger, but tho rulo
U that all aro presumed to bo gentle
men, and conversation Is at onco es
tablished with ontlre abandon, as If
tho parties were old acquaintances.
(London, February, 1806.) Suwanco
A Puidlas; Question.
Frances (4 years old) "Mamma?"
Mamma "What Is It, dear?" "You
never saw me before I was born, did
you?" "No, Jove." "Thon how did you
know It was me?" Harlem Life,
Weary of It.
He "I was a fool when I married
you." Sho "Well, don't you think It
Is about tlmo for you to get over It?
We've been married flfteon years."
AND THE CROWD WILTED.
Th.r Unit Thoughts of Interfering, Has
Clmnsi'it Thrlr .Mlncln.
From tho Snn Francisco Post: A
young man with determination stamped
on overy feature stnlltod into tho South
ern Pnclllc ticket ofllco on Mnrket
street this morning. Clinging desper
ately to his mm was a young woman,
hor faco covered with a tear-stained
veil aud her slender flguro convulsed
"Oil, don't go," sho pleaded.
"I must," ho replied thinly, iib ho
folt for his purse.
Tho clerks In tho office drew near tho
couplo, reporters crowded around them,
n policeman stepped In tho doorway,
and n grcnt throng Jostled nnd surged
on tho sldownlk to get n glimpse of tho
"Oh, plcnso don't leave me," sho
Tho policeman scowled at the villain
who was about to desert tho unfortu
nate llttlo woman, nnd tho clerk who
had stopped forward to attend him had
formed n vague Idea of refusing him a
ticket In order to prevent such a cruel
"Oh, please, plcaHO don't go," sobbed
tho llttlo woman, "Wo were married
Tho man wna Inexorable. Ho calmly
drow out his purso and said:
"Glvo mo a. ticket to"
"Oh, no, no; don't bo so cruel," walled
tho woman, an sho clutched his arm
and sought to drug him away.
"Glvo mo a ticket to Ocean View,"
bo ordered. "I'll ho back by noon,
And tho crowd wilted nwny
i.onervlty of WomM.
From tho Bnltlmoro Sun: A report
from tho ofllco of tho registrar goneral
of England shows that thoro nro moro
female than mnlo centenarians. Out of
1,000,000 people 225 women rench tho
ago of 100 years, whllo only 82 men
round out tho century. Now, tho grcnl,
conundrum which Is proposed Is, "Why
Ih thla so?" According to tho popular
superstition It takes much longer for a
woman to reach oven tho ago of CO
thnn It takes for n mnn to rench that
age. If this Is true It makes the show
ing nil tho moro romnrknblc. It haa
oven been assorted that association
with women makes n man llvo longer,
aa shown by tho fnct that tho nverago
life of tho married man Is longer than
tho nverago life of a single man. Tho
fnct, however, Is denied by thy end
mnn at tho minstrels, who says that tho
II fo of tho married man Is not really
longer, but only BoomB bo. So far
thero la no satisfactory explanation of
tho original proposition why moro
women llvo to bo n hundred. Somo Bay
It Is because women nro loss addicted
to tobacco and strong drink, others
say that It Is becauso It Is moro healthy
to upend money than It la to earn It,
and so on. It may bo many of the
men who would llvo to bo a hundred
nro killed at an early ago In casualties
to which women nro not exposed. It
tuny bo that tight lacing Is a llfo pro
server, and It may ho not a fact, aftor
all. Possibly tho English registrar
general may bo mistaken. Tho situa
tion Is replete with possibilities.
Mexico's flower Festival.
On Friday was tho famous Pnseo do
las Florcs, a cUBtom which is Bald to
dato from beforo tho conquest. Tho
Vlga canal early presented an animated
appearance. It was crowded with tho
canoca of Indian women bringing in
their flowers and vegetables. Each In
dian woman In hor ennoo looked as If
pcatcd in a floating flower garden and
all were crowned with garlands of pop
ples. It la probable that this festival
was held In Aztec times to celebrate the
return of spring, but tho Christian
priests converted this day Into a com
memoration In honor of Our Lady of
Sorrows. In other words, this Is the
dny on which tho Catholic church com
memorates tho suffering undorgono by
the Virgin during tho passion of Christ.
This Is also tho saint's day of all wom
en bearing the names of Dolores, com
monly abbreviated Into Lola. Tho
sccno Is ono of tho mot picturesque
that can bo seen In Mexico. The sur
faco of tho canal Is allvo with flower
ladon canoes gliding swiftly along. Tho
banks aro crowded with men on horso
lmck, people In carriages andf des
trlans. Indian women occupy every
nvallablo spot, whoro they offer food,
drink or flowera to tho passers-by. Of
courso the ubiquitous rntero Is thore;
and careful vigilance over one's watch
and pocketbook Is In order. Mexican
Kellcs of the I'arls Fire.
Foreigners always rldlculo British
and American tourists for their iloslro
to carry off a portable souvenir of ev
ery placo or incident that comes under
cognizance. Our compatriots aro said
to havo been especially busy at the
sccno of tho late catastrophe In Paris,
nnd tho Incorruptible policemen aro
said to have been tempted by prepos
terously largo offers for fragments of
Jowolry and other charred relics. Wkea
a mason was ordered to repair the win
dow In tho Hotel du Paris through
which the luckier fugitives made then'
escape, ho reported that be must sup
ply new ron bars, the old ones having
been exported to England at a fabulous
price. On Inquiry It turns out that but
ono of thoso relics has found Its way
Into this country, and It was given free
ly by tho landlady to a Frenchman liv
ing In London, who purposes to hart
it worked up Into mourning rings.
Philadelphia has a greater mileage of
electric railways than the whole eC ,
Germany, according to the Blectrta.
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