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Our ostrich farma are profitable.
Blrdi are worth 1100 apiece and ft
good apeclmen yields about l worth
of feathers At a plucking.
Fifteen thousand two hundred and
sixty feet la the height of the enow
line on the equator. It It about 6,000
feet In the latitude of London,
To the kid glove trade of the world
France la the undlaputed center, and
the beautiful city of Orenoble, 400 rallea
south of gay Paris, la tho veritable.
cradle of thla tnoet Interesting indue
A road Is being built In the high
Alps which passes tho Great St Ber
nard and also the hospice of that name.
This great engineering feat will be fin
ished and opened to traffic In July of
The total annual production of tim
ber and firewood of the German for
ests Is estimated at 88,000,000 tons, and
this Is supplemented by an Import of
4,600.000 tons. The material progress
of the country would not be possible
had It net the large home production
to fall back upon.
The roof garden at tho Merrltt
building, Eighth avenue and Nine
teenth street, New York, has been
crowded every night since It was
opened, July 1. The admittance Is
free, and religious meetings, with
much music, are held every eyenlng.
Although the garden holds 1.C00, the
crowds were so great last week that
hundreds had to be turned away.
The Foreign Tract society has trans
lated Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress'-'
Into no less than nlncty-flve different
languages and dialects.. Some of these,
as might have been anticipated, are
of a Jaw-brcaklng character. So much
ho, Indeed, have the compositors of
tho Oxford University Press found the
Eskimo language to bo that they have
demanded a higher rate of payment In
regard to It.
A comparative statement concerning
the Importation of pork, bacon, and
lard Into the Philippines during the
calendar year 1900, as compared with
the calendar year 1899,. has been pre
pared In the division of Insular affairs
of the war department. The total Im
portation of these commodities for
1900 was valued at 9283,623, as against
8144,669 for 1899, showing an Increase
of 61 per cent.
That concrete la to take the place of
brick and atone as a building material
is the hopeful belief of Mr. Edison,
who has discovered a cheap method of
making Portland cement. Before many
years, ho nays, a contractor will Just
take his wooden form one of twenty
or thirty standard shapes and go out
and "pour a house" which will cost
very little and will be fireproof. Hall
the happy day! Such a structure should
be almost as Imperishable as the toil.'
for the rent.
The Oriental maxim that nobody
should run If he can get along by walk
ing, or stand If sitting will answer, or
sit If it Is possible to lie down, finds
many adherents In days of extreme
heat. Telephone offices 'are unusually
busy because so many people resort to
them to save making a trip, and street
cars are filled with those who would
otherwise wajk, In short, all easy ways
of doing things are at a premium,
with the result that those persons who
are employed In the occupations that
sate physical effort on tho part of the
public are worked harder than ever.
Public attention has been centered
of late upon the Chlncso in their own
country: but the position of Chinese in
the "United States now demands con-
slderation. The act of 1882 suspended
the immigration or Chinese laborers for
ten years, and the act of 1892 continued
the exclusion for ten years more. This
part of the law will expire by limita
tion next year. A bill will be Introduced
In the next Congress to extend Its pro
visions for another period of twenty
years. On the other hand, an effort will
be made to repeal tho act. Thus the
wholo question of the treatment of
Chinese immigration will be reopened.
in .the smaller places In England
horses have to be borrowed for the
ftre engines. Often thirty to fifty min
utes are wasted In getting horses,
which, when nn alarm of flro was
given, were at work at their dally
duty. A considerable amount of time
Is also lost in finding the proper har
ness for them. The horsing of steam
tire engines in country districts is a
very difficult problem. There is hardly
a town of any alio in the Unltea States
which does not have one or more Are
engines, and they can be got under
way with a delay of from thirty sec
onds to a mlnuto and a half, while in
tho larger cities even thirty seconds
would be considered alow work.
One of tho most notable exemplars of
peculiar dietary custom is an American
army officer of good phyBlque, who, In
several years of exacting service at an
out-of-the-way western post, subsisted
entirely on "canned goods." It was his
custom to open cans at haphazard, a
single can for each meal; whether the
contents were fish, fowl, or flesh, vege
tables, or fruit, he ate that and nothing
more, and he lives to tell the tale. But
he was always active, physically and
mentally, except when asleep, and be
breathed fresh air. ;
ARREST A SUSPECT
Law Officer Claim to Have Clua
to tmtttar Robbery.
WMHRS, mm EMPLOYE, AMESTEP
Aelloas for Ben Tim Tend to faerlsel
at Mm Material Used to IlalM
ecret Tunnel Fonnd la His
Cabin Other News.
A Ban Franolsco rifspatch saya: Cap
tain Seymour of the local detective
1 force lias disclosed tho identity of tfee
man whom the police department baa
in custody on suspicion of being Im
plicated In the robbery of '.'80,000
worth of gold bullion from the Sclby
smelter works at Vallejo Junction.
The suspect Is Joliu Winters, thirty
seven yeors old, a former employe of
tbosmeltlog'company. Captain Sey
mour also outlined the evidence oat
which Winters Is being held, as fol
lows: "A man's cap was found in the rail
road tunnel last Tuesday morning,
which was positively identified as J
head covering worn by Winters, and to
strengthen this fnci there Is the fur
ther ono that the suspect lias been
wearing ft new cap ever since the time
of the robbery. He explains the lou
of the old one by saying that it blew
"The cover of the tunnel excavated
by the thieve was constructed of lath
upon which some cloth was fastened
with tacks of a peculiar pattern, and
tacks similar to these were fonnd in
Winter's cabin.- Portions of lath simi
lar to those composing the framework
of the cover have boon fou. nd at the
"A pistol owned by Winters and
fonnd in h s cabin is covered with mud
which corresponds exactly with the
earth taken from tho tunnel. In tho
tunnel were found several cubes of
peculiar chalk which had ' evidently
been used to smother tho grinding
sound made by tho drill by which tho
floor plate of tho vault had been bored,
and pieces of chalk exactly like them J
were discovered in Winters residence.
"In the cabin wan also found a new
implement designed to cut gas pipe.
A small electric battery and a tiny
electric bulb, the latter being covered
with dirt, similar to-that in the tun
nel, under the vault, was found in the
"Winter has been seen late at night
in the vicinity of the railroad tunnel
alx or seven times by persons who had
occasion to pass that way."
Winters stoutly claims that he knows
nothing whatever of the robbery.
GLAMORING FOR MORE LAND
Homeless Men at Ijiwlon Will Petition
A movement has been started at
Lawton, Okl., among the homeseekers
who lost to have the government open
up the three reserves in the lottery
which it set aside in the Lawton dis
trict before the opening. These re
berves embrace 532,500 acres, or about
3,300 quarter sections. The land was
held In reserve, it is believed, because
the government anticipated the cattle
men would need it, but if the cattle
rocn can round up their cattle and get
them to the government reservations
this fall, tho homeseekers argue, they
can find pasture elsewhere next, spring.
The homfReckers are willing to buy
the land outright.
Fined 'for Maintaining Trust.
A't Topeka, Kan., Judge Ltridsey of
V... nnlto.t vi flniul V T, TllpUntf.
manager of trie People's lee' company
81-00 for maintaining a trust contrary to
the city ordinance. Mr. Dickey ap
pealed from the decision to the district
court. A great deal of feeling has
been aroused over the ice company's
action in raising prices, and the trial
was largely attended.
Child Viciously Abused.
Mrs. Catherine Blasie, wlfh of Clias.
Blazic of Bellvllle, III., was arrested
in that city by Chief of Police Helden
ger, charged with attempt. to murder
her three-year-old adopted daughter.
The case was, set for hearing Friday
morning. Dr. C. J. Ray hill, who ex
amined the child, found its arm broken
and body terribly bruised.
Aeroaftat Falls Again.
M. Santos Dumont, the aeronaut,
again attempted to circle Eigcl tower.
He succeeded in rounding tho tower
with difficulty. The balloon was then
uuabletoinakc headway against strong
winds and fell by a house nearby, at
Paris, remaining suspended for some
time. M. Santos was not Injured.
Will Hare a Wealthy Wife.
Tho Vienna correspondent of the
London Dally Express announces the
engagement of Count Illppolyto Pal
lavluinl to Miss Meta Richards, daugh
ter of Bertram Richards of Philadel
phia. He bays it is reported that
the bride will have a dowry of 0,000,
000 pounds sterling.
Steal Tray of Diamonds.
A tr&r containing 12,000 worth of
diamonds was htolen by four men at
Hamilton, O,, from the show window
of Scidenhtockera jewelry store, Two
utilized open newspapers which they
pretended to bo reading n screens, a
third engaged the clerk and the fourth
took tho tray. The men escaped.
Mrs. Nation Out of Jail.
Mrs. Carrie Nation was released from
jail at Topeka, Kans., enough money
having been raised by the tetnperence
people to pay her fine. Mrs. Nation
will go to Atlantic City next week.
PRISONERS SCALE WALLS.
Tin Men Xeles Themselves front War-
den Davis Car.
While tho penitentiary guards were
at supper at midnight Friday night
two prisoners Healed the wall and es
caped. Both arc employed as night
bakers and arc short term men. When
it was discovered they were gone the
warden notified the Lincoln .police and
asked that a sharp lookout bo kept for
the men. One of them Is well acquaint
ed in Lincoln and may go to friends
there to secure- aid in getting away.
Following is a description of the men;
Ed. Kennedy, sent from Cass county
for two years, He was sent up onto
before from Lancaster county under
the name of Harry Tuttlc. Ho in five
feet six and one-half inches in heigh,
dark complexion, dark brown hair.
He wore bed ticking oreralls when he
Charles K. Bennett, alias Charles
Smith, sent up for one year from
Douglas county, five feet eight and
one-half Inches tall, light hair, light
complexion; rather a good looking
man. He also wore overalls in ado of
NO RIGHT TO THE LANDS
Ialrlr Department Decision Hardship
An O'Neill, Neb., dispatch of Satur
day says that much excitement Is being
caused there by reason of the decision
of tho secretary of the interiqr with
reference to land allotted to quarter
and half blood Indiana. The decision
in effect is:
"Children born of a white man, a
citizen of the United States, and an
Indian woman, his wife, follow tho
status of the father in' the matter of
citizenship, and arc therefore not en
titled (o allotments under section four,
act February 8, 1887, or amended by
the act of February 88, 1891."
The decision seems to affect the title
of several thousand acres of very
eholco land in Boyd and Knox coun
ties. In the act of 1890 .there was al
lotted to the Ponca tribe of Indians in
Nebraska several thousand acres of
land in the abovo named .counties,
which then formed a part of tho Ponca
and Sioux Indian reservation. Many
of f he allottees wero children born of
a white man and an Indian woman
and under the rule then in force it wnB
thought they were entitled to an allot
ment. This ruling was reversed in tho
decision above referred to.
COTTON MILL TO BE SOLD
Forclosnre Ordered Against tho Kearney
The cotton mill at Kearney, Neb.,
111 be offered for sale on September 0
under forclosure rendered in the Unit
ed States court July IS in favor of tho
Union Savings Bank and Trust com
pany. It. includes the mill and all
the land connected with It, a numerous
lot of tenement houses thereon and all
machinery and tools except the Bteam
plant. II. C. Andrews of Kearney Is
special master in chancery to conduct
the sale. Tho planthas not. been in
operation the past two mo'nihaocmoro
Work on Military Post.
Acting Secretary of War Sanger has
Issued an order declaring tho tract of
land acquired at Dcs Moines, -la., for a
military post to be n military reserva
tion under the jurisdiction of the war
department. Work will commence
very soon upon the, erection ,of 'build
ings suitable to quarter troops at the
Dcs Moines post. ,
Subject to a Tax.
Commissioner Ycrkes of the internal
revenue bureau has held that a dealer
in "puts," "calls" and "sprcadtC'ls sub
ject to special tax and stamp tax under
' clwiatiof I?1? 3' fV!"
8 f V,10 ? ' M?h ? ,100!' n,otvvith'
standing the fact that his business is
not tho same as that commonly known
as "bucket shop."
No Money for Pole.
It is stated at the treasury depart
ment that there is no truth in the
story published that a young Pole nam
ed Dcinbitsky, said to be tho heir of
Baron Napoleon Dembltsky, has a cred
it of more than 82,00,000 in the United
States treasury. It is pointed out that
the government never receives private
deposits of any character.
Stlnson Wins Ag-atn.
Will Stlnson of Cambridge, Mass.,
won the twenty-flvo mile motor-paced
race from Archie McEachern at the
Coliseum. The quarter century was
mode in 30:50 1-5. Some fast time w as
developed and the last mile, made in
1:20 3-5, was the fastest made on the
track so far and broke the southern
Every One To lie Paid.
George II. Phillips, speaking for his
firm at Chicago, which recently sus
pended operations because of con
fusion of accounts, declared that
every customer having a claim against
the company would be paid in full.
Notices of their accounts, with tho con
cern will be mailed customers within a
day or two.
ITncln David Asks Divorce.
At Medicine Lodge, Kas., David Na
tion, through his attorney, has brought
suit for divorce from his wife, Carrio
Nation, tho temperauco crusader. Mr.
Nation alleges that hla wife held him
up to public ridicule, neglected her
family duties and abandoned her homo.
0. A. Whltford of Deadwood, S. D.,
has been found gnllty of perjury. Ha
makes ilie third man to bo found guil
ty, their testimony having been given
in trying to prove an alibi for Herbert
D. Caddy, who held up M. B. Uu&usll
in that city a year nut
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CHAPTER VII. (Continued.)
When tho princess was alone, sho
trembled beneath the weight of the
new thought that bad been wrought
upon her. Flight was something that
had not made Its way to her mind ba
fore, but now that it had been present
ed, she could not dismiss It. She had
revealed her whole feeling, so far as
the king was concerned, in her speech
to Albla. There may have been other
springs within her soul which she did
not then dare to touch; but in her own
soul, unsupported and uninfluenced by
other causes than such an spring from
reason and reflection, had grown n. fear
of Horam, and a terror of being his
wife. She had dreamed of poor Helena
until the dead queen seemed almost
an attendant spirit upon her, sent to
warn her. The night paused, and the
day came; and she had resolved that
aho would not marry with the old king
If she could avoid It. When Albla
camo, and asked her what she had de
termined, such was the purport of her
' 'But," said the bondmalden, "there
la but one way In which the sacrifice
can be avoided. Are you ready to
"Not yet not yet, Albla. Walt
through the day."
In tho afternoon the king made a
visit to the house of his prime minis
ter and spent a short time with Ulin.
He never looked more repulsive. He
was loud in his words of love, and
made the announcement that fortune
had turned full in his favor. It was
evident enough that he bad been tak
ing more wine than usual. When he
went away, Ulln sank down upon a
low stool, and burled her face in her
"Albla," she said, when she felt like
speaking, "I can bear no more. I would
rather die than give myself to that
man. If I should die, my father would
lose me; but If I fleo from Damascus,
I may at some time return to him. If
you can prepare for leaving the city, I
will accompany you this very night."
The bondmalden promised that she
would do all In her power; and without
waiting to waste time in useless words,
she went forth to search for the help
Evening came, and Ulln had not
shrunk back from the decision she
had made. There were two reasons
why her home had not power to win
her back from her resolve. The death
of her mother had taken away the
brightest part of that home; and, fur
thermore, its character of home was
soon to be changed If sho remained.
It could not be her home any more.
Thus sat the princess, presenting
herself with every available reason
that could favor her in her resolution,
when Albla came in, with a quick
step and a flushed cheek.
"My mistress," sho said, when she
had assured herself that they were
alone, "there is a man in the gar don
who wishes to speak with you."
"A man!" cried Ulln.
"He says It is a case of llfo or
death of life or death to an individ
ual, and of life or death to a city,"
pursued the bondmalden, without no
ticing the Interruption. "Ho gained
entrance to the garden, and has been
searching for tho lady Ullni He did
nQt tell me his name; but I know that
he was with the robbers at the Pal
ace of tho Valley, and he says ho is a
friend of Julian. If you will see him
now, I can conduct him up without
danger of discovery."
"In mercy's name, Albla, what mean
you?" The princess trembled like an
aspen. "What can ho want with me?"
"I think he is an honest man, my
lady; and I think you had better see
him. I only speak my own feelings."
"Does he say that Julian sent him?"
asked Ulln, trembling more violently
as that name fell from her lips.
"Julian did not send him," replied
Albla; "and yet he comes in behalf of
Julian. I think tho noblo young chief
tain Is In danger, and thts man hopes
that you may be able to render some
"Indeed, Albla, I must not do such
a thing. It would not be proper. I
must not do It What is the robber
chieftain to me?"
"I know not of a verity, my lady,
that such la the man's hope; but I do
know that he prays most earnestly to
see you. Yet, If you will not see him,
I will cftrry to him your word."
"What will he do if I refuse?"
"He will go away, and trouble you
"Are you sure of this, Albla?'
"I am, my lady. He bade mo say
unto you that you should act your own
pleasure Ho urges no claim, and will
take no offense at refusal, but he
prayerfully asks that you will grant
Tho princess was not proof against
the spirit which prompted to the re
ception of the robber. It was not
wholly curiosity which moved her.
There wero feelings working within
her which she could not havo ox
plained, even to herself. Sho told Al
bla that Bhe might conduct the man
to her apartment.
"You will come with him, Albla;
and you will remain with mo while ho
Tho bondmalden went away, and ere
long returned, followed -by a toll,
stout, middle-aged man. Ah the rays
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of the lamp fell upon his face, reveal
ing features that were far above the
average in their stamp of manhood,
Ulln recognised him as one whom she
had seen with Julian in the Valley of
Lycanlus. He bowed very low as ho
entered, and when he saw how the
maiden was affected by his presence,
ho proceeded at once to open his busi
ness. "Noble lady," he said, in a tone
which might at once have banished all
fear from, the minds of his listeners,
"I have come to you upon a most
strange business, and I will use as few
words as possible In presenting It to
you. My young master Is in danger."
"Do you speak of Julian?" asked the
princess, with a slight start.
"Yes, my lady," replied tho man,
standing respectfully beforo her, with
his cap In his hand.
"My name Is Hobaddan, and I am
Julian's lieutenant. I have been with
him from the period of his earliest
childhood. Since he was large enough
to lift a lance, I have been his friend
and companion. He was given Into
my care during his opening youth;
and when he reached the estate of
manhood I was content to serve him.
I love htm as a brother aye, better-
than most brothers love. I love him
tenderly and devotedly. And all hla
followers love hlra. A thousand stout
men love and worship him."
What did all thts mean? Why had
Hobaddan come to tell her this? Ulln
trembled, knowing not wherefore, and
gazed anxiously into the speaker's
"Lady," pursued the lieutenant, who
had stopped a moment, as thqugh he
would assure himself that his lan
guage gave no offense, "my master is
In danger. Ho is in the hands of his
deadliest enemy. He Is In this city
cast Into a dark, deep dungeon, and
Horam means to kill him!"
Ulln turned pale as death, and
clasped her hands upon her bosom.
Her look signified that she would ask
how It happened.
"I will explain," continued Hobad
dan, "how this misfortune befell my
chieftain. Have you ever seen an
Israelite named Judah?"
T know him well," said Albla. "He
is the king's slave."
"And two black men, named Osmir
"I know them also," answered the
"They came to our camp," said Ho
baddan, "and told bo fair a story that
they were admitted to fellowship, and
the blacks were placed as servants
near the person of our chieftain. But
the result proved that they were sent
out by Horam, and that their mission
waB to capture the Scourge of Damas
cus. And this work they have accom
plished How they did it I cannot tell.
I only know that we missed our leader,
and that the three conspirators were
missing with him. I came at once to
this city, and have succeeded in dis
covering what I have 'told you. Julian
Is In prison, and of course the fate of
death awaits him."
"But sir, said Ulin, struggling to
speak calmly, "what can this mean to
"Noble lady, 1 know that the
thought of seeking you was a wild
ono; and perhaps you will say it was
monstrous; but I could think of no
other course. I know that your father
was prime minister; and that you
were in n position to wield some in
fluence. There is not an officer in
Damascus to whom I would dare to
annly. Is there not some way In
which you can help me?"
"How, sir? Help you In what?"
"In setting my young master free."
"Indeed, sir, you have taken a step
most 'wild. How should I, the daugh
ter of Aboul Cassem, dare to step In
between Justice and Its victim?"
"Ah, lady," returned the lieutenant,
"some .of us think that others higher
than Julian owe more to justice than
"Still, sir," pursued Ulin, "it Ib most
absurd to think that I could help you
Did Utln appear like one offended?
No. Did she treat the name of Julian
as though she deemed him worthy of
the fate which threatened him? No.
She seemed ratheMo be struggling to
put away Bomc feeling of a very dif
ferent character. The lieutenant evi
dently read her nature, for he pro
"Do not misunderstand me, lady.
Were the work simply to set Julian
free, I should not have visited you.
Tho work I would give Into your hands
is the salvation of Damascus. If our
master Is slain by the king, this city
must suffer terribly. The vengeance of
those who love the chieftain will be
dreadful. If Julian falls beneath tho
sword of the king's executioner, his
followers will draw more blood from
the life of this people than Polypses
drew when he ravaged the city of the
northern plain. To save all this, no
blo princess, can you not help me? Is
there not somo way in which you can
remove the bolt from the door of tho
Ulln was trembling more violently
"O, sir," she cried, giving full scope
now to her feelings, "you find me
powerless to help you. I have not
the lufluenco which you ascribe to me.
If I had tho power, I would not hesi
tate It I wero tho jailer, and held
the keys of tho prison door, I would
set your InaRter free; but, alas! I am
moro weak than you imagine. I an
more like a prisoner than like a prin
cess!" At this juncture the bondmalden
arose from her seat and moved for
ward. Her dark eyes sparkled with
peculiar Are, and her fair brow worked
as though the bain were revolving
"Dear lady," she said, addressing
her mistress, "there is but one way in
which we can render tho assurance
which this man seeks."
"Speak, Albla," said Ulln, betraying
a suddenness of emotion which told
very plainly how her desire ran.
"Not now, my mistress," returned
tho girl. "I must have tlmo: It this
man can come to'our garden two hours
past midnight, I can tell him more."
"Is there help?" asked Hobaddan,
"I cannot tell you now." replied Al
bla. "I can only tell you thts! It
thero Is help, It Is to be found only
In one quarter. I will look for it
there; and, at the time I havo men
tioned, you shall know the result 1
will look for it if my lady Is willing."
"And I am pardoned for my Intru
sion?" said Hobaddan.
"Yea." returned Ulln. She would
have eald more, but Albia was al
ready at the door, and the robber had
turned to follow her.
The Dark Hour.
"It seemed like a dream to Ulin.
She closed her eyes and opened them
and, aroseand walked across;' tho
chamber simply to assure herself
ttiat she was awake. Was It possible
that a member of the robber band had
been to see her had been, within het
chamber had come, and had gone? A
friend and companion of Jullan'n
seeking her for aid In behalf of tho
chieftain? Sho was trying to mak
It appear real, when her bondmalden
The door wos closed, and Albla re
marked, as she took a seat:
"Ho will bo In the garden two bourn
past midnight, my lady; and If we
can help hlra, we must do our work ag
speedily as possible."
"Help." repeated Ulln, gazing Into
her altendarit'3 face. "How can we
"The thing may bo possible," replied
.Albla, In a thoughtful mood. "If you
would serve him, I think a way call
be opened to the accomplishment."
Iho princess reflected a few mo
ments, and then said:
"If the man who was hero epokc
the truth, it may become my duty to
help him; and certainly his story
seemed plausible. I can very easily
see how the powerful robber band,
moved to desperation by the death of
their beloved leader, might wreak
most terrible vengeance upon this
city; and purely, If we can be the
means of nvertlng so dire a calamity,
It la our duty so to do."
"I think it is," added Albla.
"But," continued Ulin, "if Julian la
In the power of the king, he must be
in one of the strongest dungeons; and
a strict guard must be kept over him.
How can we reach him?"
"I can think of but one way," re
turned the bondmalden, laying down
the plan with her finger as she pro
ceeded. "Osmir and Sellm had a hand
In capturing the young chieftain; and
it is not Impossible that they may
have a hand In guarding him. I Judge
so from the fact that the capturo of
tho robber has not yet become gen
erally known In the city, which would
certainly havo been the case it tho
king's officers had known it.. .Now. we
havo some claim upon the gratitude of
thin Osmir, and I think ho is, by na
ture, grateful enough to repay us. He
is the man whom we found faint and
dying upon the shore of the lake, and
who must have died it we had not
nursed him. You remember the cir
cumstance?" "He had almost been killed by some
slaves of Alopuo," explained Albla.
(To be continued.)
Even Family Bceretst
The Inquisitorial proceedings of Income-tax
collectors in Austria are n
source of great annoyance to self-respecting
citizens. They pry into every
family secret, however delicate. But"
now they do even moro than that.
They attempt to check the Income ot
a man by finding out what Is sent him
by rail. The inspector of taxes at
Myslenlce, in order to give tho screw '
another turn, has applied to the rail
way managers for permission to send
an official to Makow station for a cer
tain time in order to examlno all par
cels sent there or thence, and find out
to whom or from whom they have
been sent. Of course the purpose ot
such a demand Is clear. Proof Is re
quired that certain persons spend
more, and therefore have a grcator In- 4
come than they have declared, tbiiE.
ignoring the fact that a man may pos
sibly live beyond his income. At the
same time it must be confessed that
there is a great difficulty In getting
peoplo to give truthful declarations.
More Laughter, Less Suicide.
The physiological benefits ot laugh
ter can not be overestimated. It
shakes up the diaphragm, sets th
pulses beating to a lively measure,
stimulates the blood corpuscles, en
livens the brain, and sometimes pro-educes
dislocation of thfc Jaw when in
dulged in too heartily by a man with
a large mouth. Used with discretion '
laughter Is as Inspiring as a Beo
breeze, us refreshing as an August
shower. Its moral effect is beyond
computation. It has killed moio rjdlo
ulous superstitions "by its' 'rollicking
roars of unbelief than any other1'
agency, says tho Literary Eta. Wbal
can bo more derisive than a laugh 1
Tho man who laughB never kills him
self. That Is the reason so few Irlsliv,
.men commit suicide.
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