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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, OCTQKER 15 UW7.
.f'HAlTT.lt XXVII. (CoxriNiT.ii)
1'rcBcntly the obj
ect of his search on- i
ther than tho fairy
Hired so much from '
1crcd, being no othc
prince he hnd admin
the first Seen closely, she was u young
woman of nbonl Ilve-nnil-twonty. with i
bold, black eyes, and u petulant mouth. ,
significant of lll-tcmper. Directly sue
saw him she tossed her head and made I
a grimace. I
"So It Is you:" she cried. "I thought I
you were dead, and burled."
"And you did not mourn me?" re-
turned Caussldlere, softly, with his i
most winning smile. "Well, 1 have i
come to ask you to sup with me tonight
at the Cafe des Trcnte Etollos."
"I shall not come! I am engaged:"
"Nonsense, Seraphlne! You will '
"Of course hhc will come," cried th
low comedian, breaking In. "My chll-
itrnn llvn In nmltv ithl1it vmi i-iin. Mid I .
.77 ... .,- - ,
urinK or ine nest, tor me. uerniiiiin iin"
approaching. Papa Colbert command')
you be merry, my children, while you
may. Seraphlne, Caussldlere Is a king
tonight; you will Join him and drink
confusion to the enemies of France.
"Why did you not come before?" de
manded Seraphlne, sharply. "It Is a
week since I have seen you. Were you
nursing the baby at home?"
"Ah, Caussldlere, Is a model hus
"ho rocks the cradle and goes to bed at
"Ladles," said Corbert, with mock so
lemnity, "I conjure you not to Jest rn
such a subject. I am :i family man my
self, as you are aware. Respect the
altar! Venerate! tho household! And
slnco the Germans aro approaching"
"Hother the Germans!" Interrupted
Seraphlne. "Let them conic and burn
Paris to the ground. I should not care.
I tell you, Caussldlere, I have an en
gagement." "Don't believe her!" cried Corbert
"Seraphlne will sup with you. She
loves Brunei's oyster pates too well to
deny you. Think of It, my child! A
little supper for two, with Chambertln
that has Just felt the lire, and chnm"
pagne." An hour later Caussldlere and Made
moiselle Seraphlne were seated hi one
of tho cabinets of the Cafe des Trcnto
Etollcs amicably discussing their little
When the meal was done and the
waiter had brought In the coffee, the
pair sat side by side, and Caussldlere'B
arm stole round the lady's waist.
"Tako your arm -itway," she cried,
laughing. "What would Madame Caus
sldlere say If she saw you?"
Caussidlcrc's face darkened.
"Never mind her," he returned.
"Ah, but I do mind! You aro a bad
man, and should bo nt home with your
wife. Tell me, Caussldlere," she con
tinued, watching him keenly, "does she
know how you pass tho time?"
"Sho neither knows nor heeds." re
plied Caussldlere. "Sho Is a child, and
stupid, and does not concern herself
with what sho docs not understand."
Scrnphlno's manner changed. The
smile passed from her face, and the cor
ners of her petulnnt mouth came down.
Frowning, she lighted a cigarette, anil,
leaning back, watched the thin blue
wreaths of smoke as they curled up
toward tho celling.
"What arc you thinking of?" asUcd
"I am thinking"
"That you are Incorrigible, and no:
to bo trusted; you have given this per
son your name, and I bclicvo sho is
your wife after all; and if that Is so,
what will become of your promises to
me? I am a fool, I believe, to waste
my time on such a man."
"Ih she your wife, or Is she not?"
"Sho Is not, my angel."
"Then you aro free! Answer me
truly; no falsehoods, If you please."
"I will tell you tho slmplo truth,"
replied Caussldlere, sinking his voice
and nervously glancing toward tho
door. "In ono sense, look you, I am
married; In another, I am not married
"What nonsense you talk! Do you
think I am Insane?"
"I think you are an angel."
"Pshaw! Take your arm away."
"Listen to me, Seraphlne. The affair
is very simple, as I will show you."
"In a moment of Impulse, for reasons
which I need not explain, I married her
of whom you speak, according to tho
English law. It was a foolish match, I
grant you, and I havo often repented
It from tho moment whon I met you."
"Aprcs?" murmured Seraphlne, with
a contemptuous shrug of her little
"Apres? Well, the affair is clear
enough. I am a French citizen, my
He looked at her smlllugly, with an
expression of wicked meaning. Sho
returned tho look, laughing petulant
ly. "What of that?" sho asked.
"Do you not perceive? So long an I
romaln In my mother country, where
no ceremony has taken place, this per
son Is nqt my wlfo at all. Tho law 1b
very convenient, Is It not? A mnrrlogo
In England with an English subject Is
no marriage unless It has been proper
ly ratified In France."
"Ou,but you aro traltreux," she cried.
'"It la abominable. Why do yon not
do what Is right, and acknowledge hor ,
according to the French law." ;
"For a verv good 1 canon. There !s ,
some one l love better, as ou know,
Hut the actress dtew herself angrily
'You love no one. You have no love
in your heart. I tell un. l'on. 1 am
sorry for her and for her child. Iheio
l hllil. too, Is there not?"
"Yes." renlled Caussldlere.
"Does she know, thin poor betrayed, (
what you have just told me?" ,
"Certainly not. It would only ills- i
tress her!"' '
"It Is Infamous:" cuinlrnud Sera-
"Not at all." he answered
very happy In her ignm since. I assure
you. When the time comes, and It
may come when you pirate. I will tell
her the truth and she will quietly go
There was a long pause. Seraphlno
continued to smoke her cigarette and
to glance from time to time with no I
very admiring eagerness at tier com-
panlon. It was clear that the frank I
confession of his villainy bad not i
raised him In her esteem. Soolnj her
coldness, and anxious to change the
subject, he rang for the waiter and or
dered the bill. While that document
was being prepared he opened his
puise and looked Into It. The act
seemed to lenilnd him of something he
had forgotten. Ho felt In the pocket
of his coat, and drew forth a small
"I have something to show you," ho
Seraphlne glanced up cntole.vsly.
"What Is It. pray?"
"It Is this." icplled Caussidlcrc.opon-
Ing the bo.x and showing a gold brace
let richly wi ought. "Do you think
It pretty? Stay! Let me try It on your
So saying, he clasped the bracelet on
Seraphlne's left wrist. Holding out
her nrm, she looked at It with assumed
carcli'ssness.but secret pleasure, for she
was a true daughter of the theater,
and loved ornament of any kind.
"I see," she said, slyly. "A little pres
ent for mndnnie!"
"Diablo! No, It Is for you If you
will accept It."
"No, thank you. Please take. It
away. I will not take what belongs
"Then I will throw It Into the
At this moment the waiter returned
with the hill. It amounted to a consid
erable sum, and when Caussldlere had
settled It, and liberally feed the brlng
cr, there was very little left In tho
"You will wear the bracelet for my
sake," said Caussldlere, softly, as ho
assisted thcactress to put mi her cloak.
"No, no," answered Seraphlne, but
without attempting to take the brace
let off. "Apropos, Loon, where do you
get your money? You do not work
much, I think, and yet you spend your
cash, sometimes like nn English mi
lor." "I wish I were twenty times as rich,
for your sake!" cried Caussldlere, evad
ing tho question. "Ah, my Seraphlne,
I ndore you!"
He drew her toward him and kissed
hor on the lips. The present of the
bracelet had prevallcd.and she suffered
the salute patiently; but there was an
expression in her face which showed
that she rated her admit rr exactly at
his truo worth.
A few minutes later Caussldlere, with
the nctrcs3 hanging on his arm, gayly
quitted the cafe.
N the morning aft-
tumc of o potro
leuse, and holding
a flaming torch in
her hand, was
standing in an ar
tist's studio a grimy enough apart
ment, situated In n back street in the
neighborhood of tho Mndcloine.
Sho was posing for the benefit of tho
artist immediately in front of her, but
her eyes were fixed not upon him, hut
upon tho figure of a young man who
was working hard at tho other end of
tho room. Ever since sho first camo to
the studio. Just three days before.Adclo
had watched tho young man very cu
riously. His behavior Interested her. He
Bddoni spoke, but worked nt his pic
ture with quiet pertinacity. Presently
the young fellow dropped his brush and
walked silently from tho room. Adele
turned her eyes upon her companion.
"Who Is your friend, monsieur?" sbo
The artist, deeply engaged In his
work, failed at first to notice her ques
tion. "Who Is he?" sho asked again.
"Yes; tho young man who works al
ways and never speaks."
"Ho is a friend."
"Naturally, monsieur, since ho shares
ycur studio. Hut whero does ho come
Tho artist smiled.
"You seem curious about him, made-
"" if I
molsello." he said. "What do you wlih
to know conicrulnu him?"
The git I shrugged her shoulders.
lt'l.,l ... In, ..(" .,1... iivMnlnlnl ''Ma
..It I ). .- .... ii lull ) bllliu' 1IH11I- !
! "Then 1 don't mind tolling you. He
' Is a countryman of mine. lie was
horn In a village near where I was
born. I knew him when he was a boy;
and when he c.nne to Paris n few
month ago, determined to work hard
and compelled to live on slender mean,
I offered to share my studio with him,
and he 13 here. There, you have lost
your llerce look and got quite a tame
one Into your eyes. - ou a-rc no longer
wild creature of the Revolution. ou
are also stllY. I poicelvo. Take a few
You a-rc no longer
turns about the looms, mudomolncllr,
then we will go on."
The in list walked over to a table Ut
tered with all kinds of debris, filled u
well-colored briar-root pipe, and began
lie was a tall man. slight In build.
rather good-looking, but very cnreioss-
ly dressed: when he walked, he did so
with a slight limp, though he appeared
to have well-knit IIiiiIm; and when he
spoke French, he did so with a very
strong Insular accentuation. From
himself Adele had learned nothing of
iiH personal history, for lie was chary
of giving that kind of Information,
j and at times more Inclined to work
I than talk.
I Having received permission to rest,
1 Adele shook herself like a young pan
ther, and leaped lightly from the ros
trum. while her employer, having lit
,rt pj,, Ktri)Hel off and left her In!
H0p possession of tho studio. She
Ktom j-,,,. a moment to stretch her
in,im. ....tv crannied with posing,
then strolled thoughtfully to the fur
ther end of tho studio, where tho
younger of the two men had been
working. There stood the picture at
which he worked so assiduously, cov
ered with a green fold of baize. Adele
longed to havo a peep at It. She lis
tened; returned to the door; thcro waB
no sound; then sho ran lightly across
the room, lifted the loose baize and
exposed the picture to full view.
"Holy Mother!" sho exclaimed.
starting back with raised eyebrows
"You are startled, maileniolseiie,
said n voice. "Do you consider the
picture a bad ono?"
Adelo turned and saw her employer
gazing at her from the threshold of
"If you please." he continued, ad
vancing, "wo will return to our work.
Your face has got some expression
now; tho rest has done you "good."
Without a word sho turned from the
picture, mounted her rostrum nnd fell
Into her accustomed pose.
For a time the artist worked again
silently, and Adele, glancing from him
to tho picture, seemed deliberating as
to what she should do.
Presently sho spoke.
"How long has ho been In Paris?"
she said, Indicating by a sidelong
movement of her bend the person who
usually occupied the other end of the
"Several months, as I Informed
you," returned the artist, without look,
lng up from his work.
"Who is his model?"
"For that picture."
"No one. He paints from memory."
"Ah, then, he has known her? He
Is a compatriot of matlamc?"
"Of tho original of that pleture
"Ah, you think you trace a likeness
to a friend."
"J do not think It. monsieur; I know
It. It Is mndnnie, not as she Is now
ah, no but as sho must have been
years ago, before she marrlcii tna;
choiiun of a Cnm-Bldlero!"
(to in: cosi'inuiuO
HAND TO MOUTH.
America IVnplo l.vuvo Nothing fol
Their Clill.lrrn to .Spend.
In America it 1b tho custom very
nearly thn universal custom for par-
eutB to spend upon the luxuries and
rain lu nM ii "i' " ..
pleasures of tho family life tho whole
Income, says tho North American Re-
view. Tho ehlldron are educated ac
cording to thlii Btandard of expendlturo
and aro accustomed to all Its privileges.
No thought is taken of tho time when
they must set up households for them
selves- almost Invariably upon a very
different scale from tho ono to which
they have been used. To tho American
parent this seema only a natural down
fall. They remark cheerfully that thoy
themselves began in a small way and
it will do the young peoplo no hnrm to
acquire a blmilar experience, forgetting
TliZr VT UV "
been educated to . much h ghcr stand-
that in moBt cascB their children have
.nn m . ...... t "' "'" " "
life. They do not consider It obligatory
to leave anything to their children at
denth. They have used all thoy could ac- n nn arBun,entntlve voice, leaning far
cumulate during heir own lifetime- wnnl ,n ner cna,r -Do think-in some
let their children do tho snmc. The re-' of them old uook8 (wnvlng hor hand
sultB of the system aro cyrstalllzed In ln tll0 ,iircRtion of tho book-lined
the Americnn saying, "Thcro arc but wans). "Ain't there somethink In some
three generations from shirt sleeves to 0( tjiem 0j,j books?"
shirt sleeves." Tho man who ncqulres I "i fcar not." said the scholar almost
wealth spends what ho makes. Ills sadly, sho was so eager, so much Ii
children, brought up In luxury, s'.rus-1 earnest. Tho girl drew herself up lu
glo unsuccessfully against conditions to her chair nnd said abruptly:
wnioii tney are unused, and the grand-
children begin In their shirt ..lecves t
toll for tho wealth dissipated by !h
two preceding fenerations.
J. R. Thompson, a negro'boy, 11 years
of nge, living near Savoyard, Ky has was very gentle nnd bib manner court
already mastered the common school ly. Tho girl winked her wide blue eyes
rudiments of his scholastic education, nnd made a llttlo swallowing motion
and Is always up in algebra, geome- ( with her throat, then she coughed nud
tiy, aBtronomy, cuIouIub, and the continued:
higher branches. Ho Ib said to be a "My favor's brought us up strict, 'o
lightning calculator, and a marvel lo 'have. 'E doan't 'old with swcarln' for
many respects women; and if wo was light 'o'tl lay
"WHO MAKKT1I ALL."
il HE schc
'I his study before his
writing table, but
he did not write. Ho
leant his elbow on
the table and his
head ou bin baud,
and he was think
ing of Phyllis far
away In Ral Piudl
with her husband.
The table was piled
tvlth books -several stootl open Invit
ingly and a fair white sheet of paper
lay on his blotting-pad -but he did not
Presently .lakes opened the door mil
mild: "There's a young woman, sir,
asking to see you; shall I say you're
"A young woman, .lakes?" queried
tho scholnr. "What sort of a young
woman, and from whence?"
"Well, sir," and .lakes closed tho door
behind him, "I do think she's from tho
circus as Is ou the village gieen."
"From the circus!" repeated the
scholar. "What can she want?"
"She won't give no name nor yet no
message, sir. Shall 1 nay that you're
Jakes considered It the "height of
Impudence" that a hussy fioni (he cir
cus should dine ask to see his master,
and longed to send hoi about her busi
ness. Fine doings Indeed for such as
she to be asking for gciitcnien, as bold
The scholar pondered, then he said,
half to himself: "Phyllis would like
me to see her she was always kind.
Jakes, you can show her In."
Jakes departed, much displeased, and
presently ushered a young woman Into
the room nnd shut the door after her
carefully, and In a fashion that said as
plainly as possible. "Well, I wash my
hands of this foolhardy proceeding."
The young woman advanced Into the
middle of the room and then stood
awkwardly and said nothing, She was
a tall, slight girl, attired In a variety
of garments, startling In hue, and hav
ing nppaicntly no connection with ono
another. Her hair was brushed about
her forehead and stuck out In a series
of largo "rolls" behind. The hair was
crowned by a hat of portentous size
adorned by several rather dejected
looking feathers. Hut under the furze
hush of hnlr tho face was oval and al
most beautiful lu Its regularity of fea
ture and pure color.
The scholar rose and bowed, then
with old-fashioned courtesy ho set a
chair for hor, and having seen her
seated, murmured something shyly as
"to what he was Indebted for the pleas
ure of this visit?"
Tho girl stared at him with wide
blue eyes, then said abruptly; "I say,
you're a knowln' old cove, aren't you?"
Tho scholar started a little at this
description of himself, and waved IiIb
hands In deprecating wise. Tho girl
went on: "I've 'card In thn village as
you arc always a-s'udyln' old books,
and known all sorts of heathenish
lingo; now do you know 'ow to make a
Tho scholar gazed at her In speech
less astonishment, then he grasped the
'CAN YOU MAKE A LOVE POSIIIN?"
edgo of his wrltlng-tnble for support
and stammered: "Do 1 understand you
to ask mo If I know nuythlng about
"Yes. that s the ticket!
I nnnlnlMf 'l tiffin t fl Invn
" said the girl
genially. "I want a love poshln to give
my young man. E s been and took up
with Mad'sello Leonora, wlint does tho
trials of strength, and I wants to bring
lm back to me. You give mo tho per-
sklptlon and I'll ask the galipot to
i Bk0 ,l ""' was H,"' a y" (1
Tho scholar felt quite sorry for hor
when he realized tho disappointment
ho was nbout to Inflict, sho smiled so
prettily and looked so pleased. Ho
shook his head, then he said gently:
"I'm afraid I am quite unable to help
you n thls mattor' knw nothing
f BUch th1RBt nclther ,, , )cllov
thnt they can have the smallest effect."
..nut j thought you was always
n.attirlvlti' nnnlfirit iltiva M until llii trl.!
"I'm a honest girl, I am."
"That I am suro you are, and there
fore you need no lovo philters. Deliovo
me, you nro quite pretty and good
enough to Inspire love, an honest love,
without recourse to magic." The
' scholar spoko persuasively, his volco
,M I fA
the 'oise w'lp about our shoulders, 'o
would. 'E's down In our show, 'o Is."
Theie was silence for a minute In the
big library, then the scholar said gent
ly: "Why do you want a lovn philter?
Is the - mnn ou are engaged to fickle?" j
"Well. V rniiM aftei Mad'sello Leon-
ore, and I can't stand It, and I rates I
"Itn. nud '( laughs at me, anil
I'm . is
beastly miserable, I ani'"
The girl's voice broke, and great
tears rolled down her cheeks. Tho
scholar was much distressed. Ho was
a very learned man, and Instructed In
flie best wisdom of many lands, but ho
had also studied diligently a book that
It requires no groat erudition to under
stand, but only what is quite as rare,
a humble heart. A ceitalu saying In
that book which iiius- "Hut thou hast
mercy upon all, and winkest nt the sins
of men, because they should amend."
came Into his mind, and the trouble of
this poor titetm girl was very ical to
him. She wiped her eyes with a gnyly
boideicd pocket-handkerchief, and
"What would a lldy do?"
The scholar pondered for n moment,
then said dllllilenlly, and with extremo
shyness: "f think that she would not
show that she minded. That sho
would try to be always sweet and good
tenipeied and gracious, above all to
Mailani What's-hcr-iiaiue. Don't let
him think himself so pieclous, my
child. Vo all valuo what Is hard to
obtain. He's too sure of you or ho
wouldn't tease you. If you are wise,
and If ho Is worth having--If he's
worthy of you and of your good father,
you'll find that all this noiisenso will
come to nn end as a tale that Is told."
It was n long speech for the scholar
to make; he Hushed a Utile as he nuido
it. and the circus girl gazed at him ad
"You are a knowin' old cove!"
The scholar shook his head and said
humbly: "I fear I am Ignorant In these
mutters. I have only known three
women Intimately lu my life my
mother, my wife, and my daughter."
"Is that what your daughter did the
young lldy as Is Just married?" sho
asked eagerly .
"I don't know what she did," an
swered the scholar gently; and Indeed
It wns true, for the cngngemont had
tutun upon him as a bolt from tho blue
while ho wns thinking of Phyllis as still
"Was she very 'aid to please?" per
sisted the girl.
Had Phyllis been hard to please? the
scholar asked himself. He did not
know. It had not taken long to please
her, anyhow; so ho said: "I don't
know if sho was hard to please, but I
know that whatever she did was right
and sweet and womanly, nnd you can
do all that yourself my dear."
"I wish I was a lldy!" sighed tho cir
cus girl; "but father says an ono can
be as good a girl lu a troupe as It ono
wan a scripture reader, 'o do. I see
as you're a sky pilot by yer choker.
What do you say?"
"I quite agree with your father; ho
must lie. a most sensible man, and I
wish I knew him. Ilellevo me, u cir
cus lady can bo Just as useful a lady
as any other If she will only try, and
I am sure you'll try."
Tho girl rose from her scat, so did
the scholar; she held out her hand to
him and ho took It, and tho old man
and the girl looked into each other's
"Good-bye," said tho girl; "I'm glud
I came, though you are so Ignorant
about lovo poshlns!"
"I'm very glud you came," said the
scholar heartily; "and, Relievo me, you
need no 'love poshlns,' you aro quite
charming enough without!" Tho girl
Hushed up to tho roots of tho furze
brush. Then tho scholar said: "Would
you like some roses?" Tho girl said:
"Please, sir." In tho shyest, smallest
voice, and the scholar held tho door
open for her to pass out. Then ho fol
lowed her across the hall and through
the open fiont door. Ho took hlH prim-Ing-knlfe
from his pocket nnd ho cut
her a great bunch of the roses Hint wero
famed throughout tho county, then he
walked down the drlvo with her, nnd
at the lodge gutn he bado her good-bye.
She started down tho road, and then
looking back and seeing him still stand
ing at the gate, sho ran back, saying
breathlessly: "I wish you'd como and
see mo ride. I can Jumj Uinugh tho
"oops beautiful I can: I should like to
Thft scholar's eyes were very kind,
hut he shook hla head, saying: "I'm
getting an old man. my dear; I hardly
over go out at night."
"nut thore s a matinee an afternoon
show" she explained, "this after
noon." Tho scholar waveied. then tho be
seeching blue eyes caught his and held
them. "Phyllis would like mo to," he
murmured; then "I will como and seo
you ride this nfternoon."
"I shall look out for you, mind," said
tho girl "don't you forget!"
Tho scholar did not forget he wcntl
Six Fluttered Monkey,
Now York Sun: In several plneH
In Capo Colony and the Orange Frco
State of South Africa caves havo been
discovered which yielded hundrdu of
mummified remains of a queer species
of slx-flngcred monkeys. All of tho
full-grown specimens of this romirk
nblc race havo the tall situated high
up on tho bark from thrco to fivo
Inchon higher up than on the modem
monkey and other distinguishing
marks, such us two sets of canlno
teeth, benrds on tho mulo, etc.
A UIkIi Deiitli Utile.
Of tho thlrty-olght sultans who havo
ruled tho Ottomnn empire since tho
conqueBt of Constantlnoplo by tho
Turks thirty-four havo died vlolout
WHAT THE LAW DECIDES.
A contrnct extending the .lionopoly
of a patent to nn unpatented and un
patentable article necessary to tho
operation of a patented machine by a
provision that this artlclo shall ho.
bought exclusively from tho patentee
siistuliiei' by the United States cuiirt.
A patrol of strikers lu front of a
factory H held lu Vcgelahnv vs.
Giintncr (Mass.) ;s I,. R. A. 722, to bo
a private nuisance when Instituted for
the purpose of Interfering with tho
business, nud It Is no Justification that
tho motive or purpose of the striken
Is to secure better wages.
A statute authorizing tho killing of
animals found neglected or abandoned,
or which havo become useless because
of Injuries, disease or age, lie held, In
Loesch vs. Koehlcr (Ind.) '.ll L. R. A.
(iS2, to bo unconstitutional as depriv
ing tho owner of property without due
process of law so far ns It permits such
killing without notice to him.
Tho power of a district attorney to
enter u nolle prosequi after the con
viction of the accused Is completed Is
denied, lu State, ex rel. llutler vs.
Molse (La.) .'ir. L. R. A. 701. The an
notation carefully analyzes tho author
ities as to the power of a public prose
cutor to dismiss a prosecution.
Tho light of nn attachment creditor
to have a prior attachment set nsldo
because It was without legal grounds
and based on a fnlse nllldavlt, and was
permitted by the dobtor to give a pref
erence, was denied In Hlaser Bros. vs.
First National bank (Ark.) an L. It. A.
7(iri, Hut an attachment Issued upon
n debt not due was held, lu Dnvls vs.
H. II. Clallln Co. (Ark.) nil L. R. A.
776, to be subject to attack by a Junior
attaching creditor, where the statute
did not authorize attachment for debts
not due under the circumstances of
that case. With these rases Is a very
extensive note reviewing the dcelsloiiH
on the right of creditors to question
the validity of attachment.
Imprisonment for more than 2,lf0
days In default of paying fines aggre
gating ?7:'0, for tho violation of an or
dinance respecting trespass upon pub
lic parks, is held, In State, ox rel.
Oarvoy vs. Whltaker (Ln.) 35 L. R. A.
HOI, to constitute unusual and un
reasonable punishment, when: It ap
pears that the licensed, upon what was
essentially one complaint, was found
guilty of seventy-two distinct viola
tions of the ordinance within 1 hour
nud 10 minutes. In tho annotation to
this caso a very great number of de
cisions ou cruel and unusual punish
nicnt aro reviewed.
EYES ON QUEER PLACES. '
Primitive eyes appear lu aniniab;
very low lu the scale of life. The most
remarkable Instance of these early
organs of sight Is lu the Jelly-fish,
around whoso umbrella-shaped body
ure certain little cell-like organs,
which are suld to be rudimentary eyes.
The suiill carries Its eyes lu tele
scopic watch-towers; this animal Is for
the most part nocturnal, and Its vision
Is In a comparatively high grade of
development. Tho eyes nro situated nt
the tips of the "horn" or "feeler" and
actual observation has proved that the
tiny creature can note n white ball nt
the distance of two feet.
The perlopphtbalmiis. a fish of
China, Japan, India, tho Malayan arch
ipelago and eastern Africa, Is prob
ably tho oddest of creatures with Its.
eyes out of place. The poor flah gets
Its namo from Its eyes; all the terrible
cognomen means after all Is round
eyed. Theso orgaiiH are very Inrgo and
prominent, nnd possess, for a fish, tho
rnrn property of looking around on
all sides; thoy are situated at the top
of the animal's head. This fish is
peculiar also In that It hops out of
water to pursue Its prey. Jerking along
on Its pectoral fins ami breathing the
oxygen from quantities of water which
It has stored up In Its Immenso gill
cavities. There Is alive today a little creature
which rejoices in a third eye, directly
In the middle of Its forehead; It Is a
lizard, tailed the calotls. A tree lizard
found In tho mountains of East Ten
nessee nnd Kentucky, and called by
the natives tho "singing scorpion," re
veals n third eye, when It Is dissected,
just underneath the skin, showing a
lens, retina and optic nerve.
A Negro Attorney.
Lutlo A. Llttlo, a 23-year-old negress,
with bright, round face and Intelligent
eye, entered the criminal court at Mom
phls, Tenn., ono day last week, with all
tho aplomb of an old practitioner nnd
presented her duly authenticated
claims to the privilege of practicing
law In the courts of Tennessee. Sho
wns admitted without a question. She
Is tho first representative of her sex of
any color to be admitted to the bar of
Tennessee. Sho Is tho only colored
woman ln the south licensed to yractlco
law. Sho la tho only living colored
woman In the United States probably
lu tho world, a member of tho bar,
"Did your husband'H wheel trip do
"Yes, and It did mo good, too. I
didn't havo to help him clean his wheel
for three weeks." Detroit Free Press.
The Itml or Iron.
Inexperienced Maiden Hut tell mo
vho really rules tho household yon
or your husband? Experienced Matron.
Nelthor, dear mamma Uvea with vaA
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