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SCRATCH A LEVANTINE AND
YOU FIND A PARISIAN.
Cnttama of Constantinople The Hns
pttellty of tha Dark-Eyed Damea
Clcaralt Smoking an Gay Chatter of
UB AOAINST A
Russian and you
And a Tartar.
Touch a Levantlno
woman orer eo
lightly and you find
a Parisian. From
tho time she tod
dles to tha Munici
pal Gardens to play,
under the caro of
her peasant nurse,
till nhe enters society, polished by tho
education at tho English High school
only the Turkish families have private
teachers she emulates tho Parisian
daily and hourly. No less Gallic aro tho
young men who lounge along the
Grande Rue de Pera, flirting alternate
ly with their fair compatriots and the
veiled Turkish women; tho latter aro
equally ready to return admiring
The Levantine woman Is seen in her
natural condition at home. Rap with
the heavy knocker nt the strong wood
en door, guiltless of stoop or steps, pass
up the spiral stairway and enter the
drawing room, which is always second
story front. Tho first sight 1b bewil
dering. Divans, cushions and curtains
mado of native cotton cloth, an open
Are for warmth and a piano for ele
ganco; odd pieces of china, New Year's
gifts and cotillion favors decorato tho
room, while beautiful scarves of Turk
ish embroidery drape tho walls. A
basket of flowers graces every home,
however humble for flowerB are plenti
ful in Constantinople and a tray of
black coffee, Turkish style, thick as
molasses, stands on tho babouret.
Madame and her daughters greet you
with outstretched hands, shrill cries
and peals of laughter. They are very
hospitable, these dark-eyed Levantines.
They are all in a state of negligee, be
witching and unconventional during
the morning. You receive tho latest
piece of gossip, the cup of steaming
coffee, a cigarette and the kisses of the
precocious children of the house to
make you feel at home. They are bo
lively, these dusky, little, implBh crea
tures, babbling Greek, French or tho
Turkish patois of their maid in one
breath. "Have you been to Solamllk?
Good. Was it not a grand sight? The
Sultan so handsome, the soldiers so
fine!" in rapture, "and to the bath? No
well, we will go to-morrow." And
the girls explain with zest what to
bring a rug to wrap around you, a
change of linen and your own towels.
For the magnificent sum of 5 piastres
20 cents you can have a thorough bath
and a good view of Turkish ladles with
out the veil. You must take a Sedan
chair, borne by two stout Albanians,
and go your way along tho steep and
Htony streets, which separate tho high
houses of Constantinople; abovo you the
moucharabls, of Algerian lattices, al
most touch together. Madame, your
hostess, had a brother who has Just
been made Pasha by tho Sultan. From
him she has obtained the latest news
at court. The illness of tho Vallde Sul
tanathe presentation of the famous
and honorable order of the Medzldi to a
band of acrobats who chanced to please
his Majesty the marriage of one of his
favorite sons, all this Is related In
French, tho language of Pera, the Euro
pean quarter, as you sip your coffee and
puff your slender cigarette. Each ono
bears on the paper cover the imperial
arms in gold, the star and crescent and
the royal autograph. There aro three
grades sold, differing In quality and
price. The cheapest has tho mark in
red instead of gold, tit is yellow tobac
co, very sweet and mild. Tho eldest
daughter laughs a little, and shows you
a real marglhle or Turkish water pipe,
which she sometimes uses in imitation
of her friend Tewfika, the young daugh
ter of a Pasha, who lives In a big villa
on tho Bosphorus. Having seen tho
sights, the Seven Towers, Thousand
and One Columns, Selamlik (Sultan go
ing to the Mosque), Treasury and tho
bazaars in Stamboul tho Turkish
quarter one may be glad to see the
social 6lde of the city. Take a trip up
tho beautiful Bosphorus: along the
Asiatic shore are the cypress-guarded
cemeteries, the dancing dervishes and
the far-famed sweet waters, where you
can watch tho Turkish women on their
weekly outings. On the European side
are the summer villas of the embassies,
the towns of Terapla and Prlnkipo.
Tho lovely turquoise sky mirrored in
the sea beneath, the minarets of the
mosque, fig orchards and fields of pop
ples mingle with the red-tiled dwellings
to form a scene never to be forgotten.
The proposition to merge the home
etead of tho poet Whittier, at Ames
bury, Mass., into a memorial, open to
the public, mention of which has here
tofore been made, is being received with
general favor in eastern literary circles.
ft Is desired to have the homestead re
main intact Just as Mr. Whittier left
It. The poet went to Amesbury in 1836,
and there he wrote all hlB greatest
Mntlc and Hot Coffee.
The prohibltioniBtB of Flint, Mich.,
are about to try the echeme of setting
up a counter attraction to the saloons
on Saturday afternoon, when the farm
ers and traders come Into tovm. For
this purposo a church Is to be opened
and music and hot conee nirmsnoa.
Out of tho 150 Europeans in Lagos,
West Africa, twenty-three died last
year, a death rate of 154 In 1,000.
SHE HAD SEEN HER.
An Incident Which Show That On
Should Not Talk Ton Much
Hero is an Incident which, to be ap
preciated, needs a glance at tho aweet
womanly face of the young Mrs. Stan
ton: Mrs. Stanton was summering nt
Saratoga, eagerly enjoying tho delights
ot that fascinating young watering
place half a century ago a merry
young mother, in great demand for her
agreeable manners and sparkling con
versation, as well as for her talented
performance upon the guitar. Chatting
with a friend ono day, the woman ques
tionthat bugbear of the moment was
brought up. "Isn't it dreadful," he re
marked, "to think ot a woman so un
Bexlng herself as actually to appoar
before the legislature at Albany?" Nat
urally enough, the herolno of this very
shocking procedure protested against
this interpretation of woman's sphere;
yet, amused by her friend's faux pas,
mlechlevously she led him on.
"What kind of a woman Is thlB Mrs.
Stanton?" she inquired.
"Oh, a dreadful kind of a woman!"
was the reply. "Just tho kind of wo
man one would expect would do such
"Do describe her," pleaded his tor
mentor. "Tell me more about her."
And he, nothing loath, went on:
"Well, Bhe's a large, masculine-looking
woman, with high cheek-bones and a
loud, harsh voice don't you know
Just ono of those regular woman's
"Have you really seen her, or Is this
taken from the papers?" she asked,
"Of course I have seen her; did I not
tell you thnt I heard her before the
"How did she speak?"
"Frightfully; it was simply awful.
Her strident voice and her masculine
appearance should have, been the death
knell to her cause."
"What is her name, did you Bay?"
"Mrs. Stanton Mrs. Henry Stanton,
"Why, that's my name!" sho said.
"Of course; she's your namesake, so
I thouht you would be Interested. But
I know it could bo no relation of yours.
Ha, ha, ha!"
Mrs. Stanton roEe. "I am afraid I am
she," she Bald.
Of course there was nothing for him
to do but to confess and grovel.
A BLOOD-RED LAKE.
Peculiarity Manifested by m Sheet ot
Water In Switzerland.
Lake Morat, In Switzerland, has a
queer habit of turning red about two
or threo times every ten yearB. It is
a very pretty lake, liko most of the
sheets of water In that picturesque
country, and Its peculiar freak is attrib
uted to a disposition to celebrate the
slaughter of Burgundlans under
Charles the Bold on Juno 21, 1476. But
tho French say that It blushes for the
conduct of the Swiss, who In that bat
tle gave the Burgundlans no quarter.
This year it was redder than ever, and
had a sinister appearance when the
setting sun illuminated its waves. This
phenomenon of courso has Its legend.
Tho old fishermen of tho lake, who
catch enormous fish called allures that
weigh botween 25 and 40 kilograms, say
when they seo the waters of tho lake
reddening that it is the blood of the
Burgundlans. As a matter of fact,
some of the bodies of tho Burgundlans
killed in the battle were thrown into
tho lake, while others were tossed into
a grave filled with quicklime. This
historical recollection angered the Bur
gundlan soldiers ot the victorious ar
mies of the republic In 1738 so much
that they destroyed the monument
raised In honor of their compatriots
who fell heroically In that battle, and
Henri Martin very Justly reproached
them for that pleco of vandalism. It
would hardly do to attribute the red
dening of the wntcrs of the lake to the
blood of the soldiers of Charles the Bold.
Tho coloring Is duo simply to tho pres
ence In large quantities ot little aquatic
plants called by naturalists osclllatoria
rubescens. The curious thing about it
la that lake Morat is the only lake in
which this curious growth is developed,
and this peculiarity is beginning to
interest scientific men.
A llecreant Bachelor" I'nnUhtucnt.
The city was iii a perfect uproar last
night, caused by the Bachelors' club
being out In force to "haze" A. H. Gil
lespie, a member of the club, who re
cently was married, in violation to the
club's solemn rules and obligations.
He was boxed up in a qucensware crate
and hauled up the main streets of the
city; had his face blackened with a
common shoo brush. The band played
a solemn march as the procession went
up tho street. Ho was then taken to
tho hall, where the degree of "knight
of the orient" was to be administered
to him, but when about half way
through he was overcome by tho shock
of tho Initiation ceremonies and re
quirements and became unconscious.
Ho is all right this morning. Cincin
Mother of Pearl.
Mother of pearl is tho hard, silvery,
brilliant substance which forms the in
ternal layers of several kinds of shells.
Tho interior of our common oyster
shells is of this naturo, but tho mother
of pearl used in the arts is much more
variegated with a play of colors. The
largo shells of the Indian seas alone
have this pearly substance of sufficient
thickness to bo of use.
Lawei1 Wheat Iteport.
John Bennott Lawos has revised his
estimates, recently issued of the whoat
crop of tho United Kingdom. Ho now
places the quantity of wheat that will
be avallablo for consumption at 5,271.
3G6 quarters, necessitating the import of
THE AVERAGE MURDERER. I
Ire Frlion He Appear Happy and Urnwa
One ot the strangest of nil the strange
phases ot human nature Is tho cheerful
ness of the average murderor after
conviction and sentence. There are, ot
course, exceptions to tho rule; there
aro murderers who await execution In
horror and dread, and occasionally one
dies of this torment boforo tho fatal
day arrives. But thoso aro rare cases
and do not affect the correctness of tho
proposition that the average murderer
Is a rather cheerful person, sleeps well,
has a good appetite, grows fat, and,
till hlB last hour, manifests a lively In
terest In such worldly affairs as occu
pied his mind before he was caught,
caged and marked for tho hangman.
Trouble of mind Is not conduclvo to
the taking on of fat. A convict whoso
day of death had been firmly fixed, and
who had no ground on which to base the
faintest hopo of clemency, might af
feet cheerfulness, or oven jocularity, in
tho presence of visitors. But there l
no affecting a growth of adipose. The
man whoso weight is Increasing day
by day, even In tho shadow of the gal
lows. Is not in mental distress. The
mind and body are too closoly rclatod
for either to be tormented without the
full partlclpancy of the other. Here Ib
an extract from a reporter's account
or a visit to Harry Hayward, at Minne
apolis, who will soon bo put to death
for ono of tho most cruel, cold-blooded
murders over perpetrated:
'"Do you think you will hang?'
" 'Yes, I think I will, old man, Hay
ward replied. His face did not chnngo
color, nor did he flinch. Then ho con
tinued, laughing, 'A follow has4to go
Bometlme, and It might as well bo ono
tlmo as another. Only I wish It well
done nnd no bungling. But, by the bye,
whnt do you think about tho Corbett
and Fltzslmmons fight or rather tho
ono that did not como oft? I will toll
you what I believe. I think "Fltz" wns
was afraid of Jim. I would hato to see
Jim get whipped, for he is nn American.
But tho fight will never come off now.'
" 'How Is your health, Mr. Hayward?'
" 'Splendid. When I camo In hero I
weighed 1G0, but I have gained forty
pounds. You seo, I have nothing to
worry me, have slept well, and eaten
heartily and will contlnuo to do so until
tho end.' "
If this were an exceptional case it
would be interesting only as a possible
indication of lunacy. But it presents
nothing that Is unusual. It Is strange
only because It is impossible for tho
average mind to concolvo of such chcor
fulness, such Indifference under the
conditions surrounding thlB man.
Thin Happened at the Hnb.
Only recently l was forcibly Im
pressed by the curiosity, romance or
reverence call It what you will that
tho masses seem to have for anything
possessing a title. On Washington
street a large crowd had gathered In
front of a shoo store and a score or moro
of persons were scrambling over each
other's backs to get a gllmpso at some
thing behind the plate glass. Think
ing some wild animal whoso hide was
used for footwear or some other curi
osity was being exhibited, I Joined tho
throng. When I finally forced my way
through the crush I saw a pair of patent-leather
shoes labeled: "These
shoes were mado for the duko of Marl
borough." Boston Post.
Characteristic of th "Old Roman."
"Thurman'B moBt notable character
istic In the senate," saya ex-Senator Ed
munds, "was his command of pure,
strong English. He was powerful in
debate, never mincing matters, but
calling things by what ho considered
their right names. Ho was bravo In
his convictions, and was always work
ing for what he thought the good of
his country, and not for the hire. Al
though I did not agree with him upon
political matters, I could not help lik
ing him for his earnestness. What ho
did was done because ho considered It
Nickname of KIiirs.
Edgar, the Saxon king ot England,
was Tho Peaceable, from his dislike of
war. John of England wns called Lack
land, from losing a large sharo of his
possessions. Frederick II. and Otto
III., of Germany were each styled the
Wonder of the World.
Camden, N. J unions have organized
a central body.
The bricklayers of Chicago are being
organized into a national union.
The Internal Co-operative society,
near Pittsburg, declared a 10 per cent
In various cities the clgarmakers are
advertising their labels by means of
German trade unionists of Cincin
nati are discussing the advisability of
starting a weekly labor paper.
By a new arrangement of tho board
of directors, commercial telegraphers
will be admitted to tho American Rail
Tho International Printing Press
men's Union has Joined the American
Federation of Labor with a member
ship of 2.500.
The National Union of Retail Clerks
has now affiliated with 132 local unions,
and tho number is steadily and rapidly
The official headquarters of the Jour
neymen Tailors' Union o.' America will
be removed to nioomlngton, 111. Tho
final vote was Bloomlngton, 2,446; St.
Josoph Bernstein, of Chicago, paid a
fine of $100 and costs tho other day for
using a counterfoil label for cigars. The
prosecution was at the Instance ot the
loral clgarmakers' union
JJ ()( KEPT WATCH
MURDERED MEN FOUND IN A
UOAT IN RED RIVER.
Itnhhary anil Possibly Itereiitfe the Mo
tile for the Crime, Winn Perpetra
tor May Klnde Detection A llemark
able Canine. O
FEW days ago,
at PnrlB, Tex.,
United States Mar
shal Williams re
ceived a tolcgram
from Arthur City,
16 miles north of
Paris, on Red Riv
er, stating that a
man had been
found dead In a
Rhanty boat at tho
mouth of Wild Horse Creek, three
miles below there, anchored to a treo
on the Indian Territory side.
The body had been found by a man
nnmed Tom Cnrrcr, who was out hunt
ing. He started on board tho boat, and
was drlvon back by a savage dog that
kopt watch over tho boat. Sovoral citi
zens of Arthur nt once went down to
invcstlgato, nnd found tho report true.
They went to tho boat, but a savago dog
waB In tho room In which the bodies
wore, nnd would not permit tho men
to enter, but they looked through n
window nnd saw a ghastly sight, Threo
men and a boy lay in their beds mur
dered. Marshal Williams dispatched Jim
Chancellor and Red Harper, two of
his best detectives and most trusted
men, to tho scene. Arriving there a
ghastly sight met their gaze. Lying
on n pallet at one end of tho cabin were
three men and a boy on the floor as If
asleep, with tho faithful dog keeping
guard ovor them. It made a navago
attack on them, but tho officers had
Instructions not to kill it, but to tuko
it alive at all hazards.
They pressed It back to tho bodies,
and it stood on top ot one nnd showed
Its teeth growling and whining pltcous
ly at tho Intruders, and It was finally
roped and dragged away.
The officers found that tho three men
had been shot In tho head, two with
revolvers, nnd one with a shotgun, four
empty sliolls telling how tho bloody
work had been done. So closo were the
murderers that tho clothing of tho mon
had been sot on flro, hut had been ex
tinguished by blood flowing from tho
wounds. Tho men had never mado a
Tho bodies wero all In an advanced
state of decomposition nnd somo ani
mal had eaten the flesh from tho boy's
face, head and neck nnd had eaton his
brains out. It was a sickening, shock
ing apoctacle. Tho men's clothing wan
scattored about tho room, with their
pockets turned liiBlde out, showing rob
bery aa well as murder.
Ono was a largo man about 45 or 50
yoars old, with a heavy sandy mus
tache shaved so ns to cxtoud it to his
lower Jaw bono, and prominent foro
head. Papers found under his head In
dicate that his name was E. C. Conody,
and that he waB tho owner of tho out
fit. Tho boy was about 12 yearB old,
heavily built, with dark hair, and was
evidently tho son of Conody. Ho woro
knee pants. Another waB Identified by
citizens of Chlcola and Arthur aB Henry
Thomas Rice, who had been a music
teacher. He was about 28 or 30 years
old, with black mustache, and rather
The other man was about 35 or 40
years old, red complexloned, beard of
about two weoks' growth and stub
moustache. With tho party were somo
trappers, hunters, fishermen and
gamblers, and they had a full outfit
Boxing is among tho favorite athletic
sports among tho fashiunablo set this
season. Professor Do Sota says a wom
an should be ns well equipped in muscle
nnd as well nblo to defend herself as a
man In every point, says Chicago Chron
icle. Hence tho florce battles between
tho fair sex in tho endeavor to enlarge
and harden tho muscle. Boxing is ono
of the least dangerous of all exorcises;
much less so than fencing, slnco the
boxing gloves aro so a means of pro
tection. Somo of tho costuraos nre es
pecially smart, and usually aro com
posed of a short skirt, trousers, blouso
A fotchlng rig has a skirt ot soft
moire gray brllllantiue, spotted with
huge circles of scarlet; the blouse waist
with them and a good storo of pro- t
visions. They had been drifting along
tho river for somo tlmo, hnvlng bought
tho boat several weeks ago from a man
of the name of Clifford at Ragsdale,
Tex,, about 50 miles nliovo thcro.
WcekB ago they had stopped at sov
eral points, remaining several dayi nt
each. On tho 13th they wero In Arthur
City, whero thoy displayed conflldor- '
able monoy. The younger, red-faced
man gavo his namo aa Maddox, and .
said he was from Atlanta, nnd tbJ. Ills
father was a grocery merchant thoro.
Thoy left Arthur Wcdnesdny, and wero
murdered Thursday night, the 14th, as
several shots wore heard whero tho
boat wns found that night.
The plate was an out-of-tho-wny
spot, tho nearest hoiiHo being two mllos
away. Thcro Is no clue whatever, and
tho officers have no hopo of over solv
ing tho mystery, though they aro work- '
Ing hard on tho case. They returnod
to Paris with tho dog, which thoy will
SAILINO VESSEL'S FAST TRIP.
Tha Helensburgh Crone from Hull
In Twenljr-one Day.
The BrltlBh ship Holcnsburgh, which
reached thlB port ou Monday at mid- j
night, mailo tlio passago irom nun in
twonty-ono days, which Is believed to
bo a record-breaking trip Tor a sailing
vessel from thnt port, saya a writer In
tho Now York Tribune Indeed, tho
avorago voyago of steamers from that
city takes nbout seventeen dayB. Tho
Helnnsburg Is a full-rigged, three-masted
Bteel ship. Captain JcfforBon, her
master, said ho had strong, steady
winds, varying from east to west,
throughout tho trip. Two or threo gales
overtook him, but under reduced sail
his gallant ship plowed nlong boforo
them on her courso. Sho had no uso
for light sails nt any tlmo, nnd her
Bklpper kept her under courses, topsnllH
and topgallant Balls. On Boveral days
sho made 300 knots, and on ono day 320,
at which rato she could have "shown
her heels" to many a tramp steamer.
Four days woro taken In tho North
Sea nnd tho English Channel, and the
voyago from a point off Fnlmouth wbb
thereforo of only seventeen days dura
tion. Captain Jefferson 1b proud of this
craft, and says that once on a voyage
to Australia sho covered 350 knots In a
day. Her presont passago Is tho quick
est made across tho Atlantic in many
a long day. In 1891 the Howard D.
Thorp, a Ynnkeo ship, surprised her
consignees by nnchorlng In the Bay
oleven dayB out from Glasgow. Tho
record was made, however, under the
moro fnvorablo winds of an eastern
trip by thoYnnkeocllpperDreadnaught,
in 1859, when sho made Liverpool from
hero In nine dayB. Such shlpB aro no
longer built, and from Hull tho Holens
burgh now holds tho record for sailing
craft. Sho brings 1,600 tons of chalk,
and 1b under charter to take a cargo of
case oil to Shanghai.
France Wttnt Treasure.
Tho French government hns paid the
Persian shah $10,000 for tho right to
dig up antiquities anywhere within the
ancient empire, and the bargain la re
garded as an excellent one for the
western nation. Several of tho great
cities of tho bible Ho burled there, and
archaeologists think that thoy contain
better treasure trovo than tho world
has ever galnod from the orient.
Climax of a ltommice.
A New York paper, in telling the
story of n man who after an absence
of ten years returned to Jersoy City
only to find his wife mnrrled to another
man, says that tho Incident duplicates
"Enoch Anion's experience so graphi
cally described by Henry W. Longfel
low." IN THE PRIZE RINO.
of scarlet taffeta, made very full and
pouchy and belted with a band ot red
kid. A stock of rod kid finishes the
neck. Tho tights aro of scarlet silk,
while sandals of red covor the feet.
Tho effect of this vivid costume,,
flashing in and out in tho quick move
ments, is picturesque in the extreme.
Another pretty costume is In black and
white. Tho short skirt Is of ivory
white broadcloth, fitted plainly across
tho hips and laid in a succession of set
folds at tho back. The Jersey is of
black and whlto strlpod wool and fits
loosoly ovor tho hips, hold In place by
a soft scarf of black taffota. Snug
trousors of white broadcloth nnd opera
length hose of black silk complete the
AN UNFORTUNATE GIFT.
A Pretent That Htariled a Bneolhsart
and Her Household.
A civil engineer who boards at the
Capitol Street house has just returned
from a surveying trip, says tho Wash
Ington Star. Immediately opposite
him nt tho table nits it young lady,
with whom tho man of lines and figure
Is Infatuated. She greeted, him as He
enmo in at noon from his trip:
"Oh, I am so glad to seo you. I
know it must be horrid to havo to
sleep in all sortB of places, and uoa
chilly nights, too. Now, come right in
with mo, and toll us all about It."
The young man, conscious ot having
had to sleep on tho ground the night
before, wanted to got to his room unob
served and change his clothing, but
Is was too late, so ho concluded to go
immediately to tho dining room. Thcro
tho conversation was renewed, and the
civil engineer hnvlng reached tho po
etic stago of love's young dream,
ejaculated moat eloquently upon the
beauties of nature, tho sense of peace
and rest experienced when lying upon
the green carpot of earth under the
blue canopy ot heaven, aud other
touchlngly pathetic nnd charming
slmlltes. Then ho remembered that he
had found an exceptionally pretty
clump of moss, which ho had brought
homo for the object of his adoration.
"Whllo out In tho woodB I thought ot
my friends In the house," ho said, "and
havo in my pocket n Bnmplo of nature's
beauties, which I hopo you will nllow
mo to presont to you."
Thon, with a bow, ho drew forth
from his pocket tho moss, also a email
sized snako that had crept In and curled
up In tho warm pocket. Tho roptllo
darted acrosB tho table, tho young lady
fainted, tho other boarders Jumpod on
tho chairs, everybody screnmed, whllo
tho roptllo glided around, seeming to
play hldo and seek among tho dishes.
Finally ono of tho gentlemen present
killed tho snako with the carving
knlfo, and after tho landlady had be
stowed a withering look upon tho
young man and told him that sho waB
"In tho habit ot entertaining ladles and
gentlemen only," and thnt "no gentle
man would piny auch a Joko," ho wa
allowed to go and ho will never return.
MORAN'S MIGRATORY HEART.
After Much Hhlftlnu About It Ha Settled
Down on the Hleht Side.
Frodorlck Mornn Is an Inmato ot the
county Infirmary, nnd slnco he baa
boon there his heart has been shifting
from ono side to tho other, and has
finally wound up on tho right side of
his body, whero It seems to havo lo
cated a claim with Intention to romain
permanently, says tho San Francisco
Examiner. Moran lived In Chicago
when thlB peculiar action of tho heart
began. It was n restless, shifting or
gan, moving from sldo to sldo In a
manner most perplexing and confusing
to physicians. Mr. Moran found himself
having considerable trouble, but ho did
not lmaglno his henrt wns wandering
around In this romnrkable fashion.
When ho camo to this coast ho set
tled in Alameda. Hero his heart bo
Kan wandering from sldo to side, and
this so dlBtrubcd Mr. Moran's Internal
arrangements thnt he became quite
sick. Ho waB sent to the county In
firmary for trcatmont, nnd when he
got there Resident Physician Clark
mado a thorough examination ot his
physical condition.. Dr. Clark noted
that his heart seemed to be a little out
of plumb, and ho wntched tho case
closoly. While Mr. Moran remained in
tho county infirmary his heart kept un
its travels nnd finally located Itself
permanently upon tho right Bide. Dur
ing this tlmo Moran suffered some,
but Dr. Clark's treatment provenied
any serious results. Moran became ac
customed to tho now order of things,
and ho is now to bo discharged from tho
hospital and he will go back to work.
It Is unusual that the heart should
shift from ono sldo to tho othor without
causing death. Dr. Clark says that he
has only heard of three similar cases
nnd that the shifting ot tho heart In
Moran's case has been complete
Konriuii I'oitotnce Cat.
It mny not bo generally known that
a considerable sum of money for cat's
meat appears annually as an Item in
the postofflce estimates. This meat goes
to the support of a whole colony of cats
at St. Martln's-le-Grand. How they
first came there no one seems to know,
but the general impression is that their
ancestors belonged to the private offices
which were demolished when the pres
ent G. P. O. was built, and that they
became "strays" about the ruins until
the rising walls gradually shut them
In, and thus provided them with a
home. Animal's Friend.
Nobody seems to be true to anybody.
Who was the fool that said that time
Nearly all the women overdo the an
Unless lovo makes you sick, it is not
of a good quality.
The dirtier a dog Is, the moro friend
ly he Is to his master.
A man has a right to think lots ot
things which he had no right to say.
If a man behaves himself, people say
ho is cunning, nnd hides his meanness.
Every woman has a certain look with
which she thinks sho can squelch a
When a girl gives a reporter an Item,
It is usually n "joko" on some other
Old age has at least one advantage:
elderly people are hardly ever "talked
Don't regard yqur troubles too trag
ically; they may bo comedies to you
The kin you like least are the most
apt to kiss you when they come and
when they go.
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