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A SAGE BRUSH : : :
: : : NIGHTINGALE.
y jr JTTY Ml MS is not comnu
mine , nor can it truthfully a
JL X _ firmed lhat it is at all sugge ?
hv of romance. Yet Kitty Minis Avas
remarkable young Avoman , but th
was due as much to her unusual su
roundings as to her undoubted person ;
Simon Minis , Kitty's father , was tl
landlord of the Aurora Hotel , the on ]
tavern in the mining IOAVU of Expei
' ence , Nevada , thai agreed lo fumis
accommodations for man and bea ;
and kept its pledge to the letter.
Simon Minis was known far and nei
fls "the doctor , " and ho felt not a litt :
proud of the tille. "I ain't never grac
dyated , as ye mout sa3 % " he Avould e :
plain to strangers Avho came for a pr <
scription , "but thar's IAVO pains I S (
on relieving every lime , and they're th
pains that most troubles folks in thes
diggings they're hunger and thirs
Are you troubled that Avay , friend ? "
The population of Experience AVJI
mostly transient and largely compose
of rough min < > r.s , many of them foreigi
ers , who helmed to have acquired th
English language in a very profane a1
The gentler sex Avas not Avell reprc
sen ted. Four sets of cotillons exhausl
ed the supply.
P.ut had the ladies been representei
by the usual proportion , and had Es
perience boon many times more popi
lous , still Kitty Minis must have bee ]
the bell < \
Her edtit-ition wa.s limited to a no
very familiar acquaintance with th
three Rs. But the miners , one and all
were ready t' > wager their "bottom del
lar" that as a singer "Kitty Minis coule
give the odds to Neilson , Patti and UK
hull caboodle of 'em , and then come ou
many lengths ahead. "
Judged by the effect of her efforts. n <
priina donna that ever trod the board ;
could surpass her when she sang "Tin
, , 3one starry hours give mo , loA'e , " ' Avhicl
' was always folloAved by a slorui oi
But she oame out the slrongcsl ir
" "Way Down Upon do SAvance Ilibber'
and "Home' , Sweet Home , " songs thai
invariably produced a gre > at deal 01
coughing on the part of her boardee"
auditor ? , and the use of handkerchiefs
just as if they Avore troubleel AvitL
sudde'i colds or dust in their eyes.
Of course Kitty Minis had suitors
and of cour.se she was the cause oi
niuch heartburning among her maiij
admirers , for it must be confessed she
was not ignorant of her charms , and
she used her charms Avith a fascinating
tyranny against which the strongest
did not dare revolt.
Rufus Ford , the superintendent of
the mine , was a confident , fine-looking
felloAA' , and he boarded at the Aurora
Hotel. Up to the time of his meeting
Kitty heva * in profound ignorance of
poetry as an art. But his soul was
touched so that he attempted to com
pose a song : u Avhich ho designed hav
ing "da/ling Kitty Minis * ' at the end of
every stan/.a. He failed miserably in
the effort , as a more practiced rhymer
might have done.
"If the name hael only been Ford , " he
said , "I'd had no trouble Avith it.
There's 'adored' and 'floored' and
' ' and "
"And VAvored , ' " said Tom Reed , com
ing to the foreman's aid.
Mr. Ford refused any assistance in
this direction that savored of profanity ,
and it may be added that he had no ad
miration for the young man who volun
teered hs h lp.
Tom R u was a tall , well-built man
of six and twenty , "bashful as a gal , "
his companions said. He was the only
man in Experience AAIO neither drank
It was Rufus Ford's privilege to sit
at the table on which Kitty Minis Avail
ed. He vas always Kitty's first part
ner at the dances , and the very first
time a buggy drove elown the one street
of Experience Kitty sat in it beside the
The older men joked with Simon
Minis , , and though the landlord AAMS
nou-committ.il. he gave the impression
that he would not object to Rufus Ford
as a - -
The you-nger men gradually dropped
off one at a time , reluctantly leaving
the field to Rufus Ford ; the only excep
tion was Tom Reed.
It might bo said. liOAA-ever , that Tom
Reed was never really in the field. He
did not board at the Aurora Hotel.
& 1TTT SUMS MOUNTED A CHAIR AXE
THE FAVOKITE SOXGS.
Kitty had never "sweetened his coffee
by looking into it" a plan that was
thought to save her father much sugar.
He had never danced with her , thougfo
once when he did muster up courage tc
ask her hand for the next sei she was
Tom Reed spent many of his spar *
hours at the hotel , watching for Kitty
* .Minis and pretending not to see hei
when she came in sight.
Ou her 19th birthday Tom Sent her a
bouquet of wild flowers lie Tiad gath
ered in the hilis that morningMn hone *
of the occasion the whole camp took a
holiday-and in the center of the flow
ers he hid a golden heart which he had
himself rudely fashioned from a nugget
he had long kept by him.
It was rumored that Rufus Ford had
sent to 'Frisco for a "dime-ant ring , "
and that Kitty would wear it at the
dance that evening.
As often before , the dining-room of
the Aurora Hotel did service as a ball
room that night , and from the crowded
doorway Tom Reed looked at the danc
ers , and he caught the flash of a jewel
on Kilty's hand.
After Ihe dancing had progressed
some lime Ihe men about the walls be
gan shouting :
"A song ! A song from the sage brush
nightingale ! " Having no cold to urge
as an excuse , and being as willing to
oblige them as they were anxious to
have her , Kitty Mims mounted a chair
amid great applause and sang the fa-
During the evening Kitty managed
to get near to where Tom Reed waa
standing , and she whispered :
"Thank you , Tom. "
His eyes did not deceive him. Some
of his flowers were in her dark hair ,
and the golden heart hung from a chain
that encircled her smooth , white throat
Tom Reed did not wait longer , but
went to his cabin up the mountain side
and lay down , but it was not to sleep.
He could not define his feelings , could
THERE STOOD KITTY , WniTE-FACEI
give , if questioned , no adequate caus <
for the tuinultous joy at his heart. H (
was too happy for reason , too much ex
cited for rest.
It was near daylight when he ' fel
into a doze , but in his dreams he stil
saw the blossoms in her hair and the
heart of gold upon her breast.
She was calling his name louder-
louder. She was beating on the door.
"Tom Reed ! Tom Reed ! For God's
sake come out ! The mine is on fire ! "
He sprang up and threw open the
There stood Kitty , white-faced and
"See , Tom ! see ! There are eight men
in the shaft and all of them mar
ried - "
Tom Reed did not wait to hear more.
He saw the pillar of smoke shooting up
from the mouth of the mine , about
which the people crowded , the bravest
not daring to descend the fatal opening.
Even Rufus Ford had lost his head and
"What are you about , Tom Reed ?
Don't go down , man ! Don't ! " shouted
"Stand by ! the fire has not touched
'the shaft. Pull up usual signal ! "
That was all Tom Reed said. The
next instant he was lost to sight Ho
had gone down the chain , "hand ovei
After long minutes , a. signal came up
from the smoking depths. The station
ary engine was started , and the bucket
rose , holding four blackened , half-suffo
Again the signal was given and again
the bucket rose , with four other men ,
and one of them gasped out : "For
heaven's sake , lower away ! quick ! Tom
Reed is roasting ! "
The bucket flew down the shaft , from
which lurid heat gusts now came with
An awful lapse of agonizing seconds ,
then came a faint signal to "Haul up ! "
The bucket flew to the surface envel
oped in flame.
A cry of horror burst from the
throats of strong men , and Kitty Mima
fell , fainting , beside the blackened ,
blistered form that was snatched from
the mouth of the pit.
"Any other man but brave Tom
Reed would have died , " was the gener
al comment weeks afterward , when it
was found Tom would live live , but
never again to look up at the sky and
the hills that he loved.
"Why why did you go down ? " asked
Kitty , as she sat feeling her fingers
they had no jeweled ring now.
"I thought of the wives of the mar
ried men , Kitty. I was single. What
mattered it so that I saved them. "
"Hush , Tom ! "
He felt a tear on his hand and he
knew her' lips were near his sightless
"You will want a wife now , Tom.
Let my eyes do for both. Father is will
It is the privilege of queens to pro
pose , but then Kitty was a queen , and
she is none the less one now that she is
Mrs. Reed and the landlady of the
If Tom Reed ever bemoaned his ca
lamity no one knew it not even the
wife , from whom he could have no
crets. Utica Globe.
When God is carving our rough block
Into an angel , we weep over the chips.
WRECKS AND DERELICTS.
Vesuvius Very Successful in Kenio
injr These Menaces to Navigation.
A stranded vessel is not a menace
navigation , and is therefore loft sever
ly alone ; lint a Avreck sunk in a fe
fathoms of water , in the track of coa.e
wise shipping , is a dangerous obstru
tion. The large , heavy masts 'of
sunken coaster might rip up the bo
lorn of a colliding vessel , and a ledge <
rock would not be more fatal than tl
submerged hull. In one year the Ur
ted States Hydrographic Office , whic
is a branch of the Bureau of Navigatic
of the Navy Department , has receive
nearly two thousand reports of wrecl
and dangerous obstructions , and orde
ed the destruction of as many of thef
as was practicable. This work is doi
with torpedoes. After the oxplosic
there is no torpedo left , but there
also no wreck.
It is impossible to say how inuc
damage has been done by collision wit
wrecks and derelicts , as ships abaudoi
cd at sea are called. Sunken wrccl-
are hidden dangers. The sky may 1
clear and the sea-way light ; they smii
the unsuspecting victim from tl
depths , and add one more to those di :
asters which are the more tragic for tl :
awful mystery that surrounds then
During the seven years from 1S87 t
1894 forty-five such collisions nine , c
nearly one-fourth , resulting in tofc
loss , the others in great damage wei
reported to the United States hydr <
grapher. Of the nine fatal collision :
five were with wrecks , and four wit
The Yanlic , the Dispatch and th
dynamite cruiser Vesuvius are arnon
the vessels of the United States nav
which have most actively waged wa
upon sunken wrecks. The U. S. S. Sa
Francisco also has the honor of havin
destroyed a derelict , in which operatio
she was , however , obliged to resort t
all usual methods of naval attack
cept boarding torpedoes , ramming an
shelling. Capt. Crowiushielcl , whe
commanding the Kearsarge. remove
a curious obstruction to navigation ol
Cape May. A schooner was reports
sunk there in twelve fathoms of watci
Capt. Crowinshield was surprised , o :
reaching the spot , to find the heels o
two masts not the upper , but the low
er ends protruding fifteen feet abov
water. In some inconceivable mannei
these masts must have become uns'ter
ped from a sunken vessel , and th
heels had swung up , the ends of th
spars being held down by the rigging
One mast was shattered with torpc
floes , the other pulled out by the Kear
sarge and then destroyed. It Avas no
necessary to break up the hull , as ther <
was enough water above it.
rJL1he Vesuvius was very successful a
a. wreck-destroyer. Some of the ot
structions are difficult to locate. Thi
same wreck may be reported in thre <
different positions by as many differ
ant vessels ; and with so many clues t <
follow itis not easy to run down tin
game. The Vesuvius has found a wrecl
with only two feet of spar protruding
ibovc water and two feet of spa :
sticking out of the broad Atlantic i :
rather like the traditional needle in th <
haystack. St. Nicholas.
rhc Unclaimed "Remnant of Africa
The superficial area of Africa is esti
mated ait 11.300,000 square miles. Th <
partitioning of the continent since 1S
: as established the following areas 01
lireefc ownership or controlling sphere ;
> i' influence , which show that all bui
ibout 500,000 square miles has passed
: o the domination of European conn
.ries : France , P .000,000 square miles
Ureat Britain , 2.190,000 ; Congo Free
state , 903.000 ; Germany , 884,000 ; Tor
ugal. 823,000 ; I ly , 3-19,000 ; lhe ! Boei
itepublics. 178,000 ; and Morocco , Egypi
ind the-Soudau , controlled by Europe
md Liberia , an independent republic
in aggregate of 2,401,000. To-day Grea < !
Britain , France and Germany are the
uost powerfully represented. Italj
las more territory there than she can
uanage , and Portugal is strong princi
pally for her coast advantages and as i
buffer" possession. Henry M. Stan-
ey believes that the most marked ad
: ance in the continent in the next cen-
.11 ry will undoubtedly be in Soutli
Africa , because that region is the mosl
initable to the constitution of the Eu-
opeau , and the principal danger to be
ipprehended is from Ulie antagonism
vhich exists between the English and
Queen TVilhelmina in England.
A year or two ago , Wilhelmina and
ler mother visited England , Queec
Srnma being a sister of the widowed
Duchess of Albany. Tlieir visit was eli
i , private nature , and the little Queen
njoyed going about as other persons
lo , shopping to her heart's content ,
vithout fear of recognition. The two
[ tieens were present on the opening
lay of the Royal Academy. And upon
caving Burlington House , it was no-
iced that the Queen Regent stood
.side for her daughter to enter the car-
iage first ; but the little Queen sinilee ]
.nd sweetly said :
"After you , mamma. "
Of course , Wilhelmiua was received
> y Queen Victoria , but with semi-state
nly. Indeed , this meeting of these two
[ iieeiis is said to be unique in history.
: he youthful Queen of Holland jour-
leyed down to Windsor Castle , where
he was graciously welcomed and em-
traced as a sister sovereign by hei
Lostess , Queen Victoria. St. Nicholas ,
Treatment of Mexican Prisoners.
The term of a prisoner in Mexico is
ivided into three periods. The first is
ccupied with penal labor , the second
3 spent in the training school , with
mall pay , and the third is preparatory
3 freedom , with paid .work and many
Cruel words seldom cut a lazy persou
o the quick.
Bismarck , who once defined univi
Kill suffrage as the government of
house by its nursery , had unlimit
contempt for the.common people. Soi
one observed in his presence : "You c ;
make a mob cry anything by paj'ing
ew men among them a groseh <
apiece to start the shouting. " "Yes. b
you need not waste your groschen , " ci
murred the premier.
One morning a gentleman call
upon Douglas Jerrold to solicit a su
scription on behalf of a mutual friei
in want of money. "Well , " said .Terrol
"how much does Smith want tli
iimcV "Why , just four and tv
naughts will , I think , put him straight
" " .Terrold "p
"Very well , answered ,
me down for one of the naughts tli
Trof. Wilson , of Edinburgh Univc
sity , was recently appointed honorai
physician to the Queen. On the mor
ing of his appointment he infornu
his pupils of the honor he had receive
by means of a blackboard in the labo
atory , thus : "Prof. Wilson informs h
students that he has this day been a
pointed honorary physician lo tl
Queen. " During his temporary absent
from the room one of the students ad
ed the words : "God save Ihe Queen ! "
Recently on the Bubbling AVell roa
Shanghai , two tars from II. M. S. A
gerine were disporting themsedves I
wobbling along on "bikes. " A cell
sion took place one of the men landir
on his nose in the road , while the oil
er disappeared , machine and all , into
ditch. The gentleman in the road SJ
up and failed to see his chum , so 1
yelled : "Bill , where the blazes ai
you ? " "Sounding , boy , sounding ,
came the response , as the iudividu :
addressed emerged into the road , coa
ed from stem to stern with green slin
imd mud , and dragging the inachiii
after him by one wheel. *
The late Mr. Gladstone , when pren
ier , was invited to attend one (
Punch's famous dinners. He was t
meet Harry Furniss , AVho had "disco
ered' * the Gladstone collar , and was i
Lhe habit of caricaturing the statesina
weekly by representing him alruoj
buried in his own collar. Mr. Furnis
liiul , of course , been told that he wa
to meet Mr. Gladstone , and the entir
company looked forward with amus <
meut to the night when the ideal an
Lhe actual should thus confront eac
Dther , The evening came , and Mi
Gladstone with it ; but he wore a littl
band of white linen , behind which nc
iven the lobe of the ear could be coi
sealed. He had appreciated the sitiu :
: ioii and provided for it.
The other day a distracted uiothe
jrought her daughter to see a phys :
iau. The girl was suffering fror
'general lowness. " The doctor prc
scribed for lier a glass of claret thre
jrnes a day with her meals. Th
uother was somewhat deaf , but appai
; ntly heard all he said , and bore off he
laughter. In ten days' time they wer
) ack again , and the girl was rosj
checked , smiling , and the picture o
icalth. The doctor congratulated him
self upon the keen insight he had dis
) laycd in his diagnosis of the case. "
mi glad to see that your daughter is s <
nuch better , " he said. "Yes. " exclaim
id the grateful mother ; "thanks to you
lector ! She has had just what you oi
lered. She has eaten carrots thre <
hues a day since we were here , am
lometimes ofteuer and once or twici
incooked and now look at her ! "
One day while at Versailles , durim
he French war , Lord Ode Russel
vent to call on Bismarck , but foiuu
lim closeted with Count Harry AT
dm , who was known as the "Ape , "
rom his fantastical ways. Before Ion ;
Lniim came out , fanning himself Avitl
iis handkerchief and looking as i
ibout to choke. "Well , " he gasped. "
an not understand how Bismarck rai
tear that smoking the strongest Ha
anas in a stuffy little room. I had t <
teg him to open the windowWhei
lussell entered the room he found th <
'haucellor fanning himself beside ai
pen casement. "What strange taste :
ome people have ! ' ' he exclaimed
\rnim has just been with me. and IK
vas so overpoweringly perfumed tha
had to open the window. "
AVhon Mrs. Norton wain the hey da.A
f her loveliness , a very beautiful Ital
in Avoman came to London bringing
-tiers of introduction. Mrs. Nortoi
sked a small party of fashionabh
eople to meet her at dinner , amon.i
fhoni Avas Lord Normanby. a great ad
lirer of pretty AVOIUPU. All the HUM
reiv enchanted Avith the boautifu !
trangcr and all th" AVOUJCU rathei
L'alous. One of her great beauties Avas
profusion of splendid hair , dressed
i innumerable plaits. The Avomen de
ided they Avere not all her own. Be
ore the evening Avas over Lord Nor-
lanby expressed his admiration of the
wonderful hair , and intimated IIOAV
nu-li he should like to see it lot doAvn.
Since you Avish it. my lord/ ' said tin
; omiii. and fortliAvith unplatted one
ia < sivo coil after another. Avhile rhc
thor women looked on. devoured Aviili
nvy. "I am doing for you. my lord ,
rhat I do not do for everybody. " said
lie houri. casting up her line eyes at
lie enraptured Lord Normanby. from
mlor her mantlof flowing locks ; "it
; throe weeks now since I la < n undid
ly hair. " Which . innoum-emout iii
omo degree consoled the English
an-es for their inferior locks.
Striking an Average.
Ordinarily a man may make H iairlv
Dinpetent juryman Avith A-ery little
uoAvledge of mathematics. Xcvorthe-
s. an acquaintance AVllh the simple
problems of arithmetic is desirabl
even in the jury-box. Here , for exan
plo , is a case cited by a lawyer in tli
I Avas counsel for the plaintiff in
suit brought to recover damages cause
by a rumiAvay horse. My client ha
boon knocked doAvn and slightly brui :
od just enough upon which to case
I had a very strong case : in fac
there Avas practically no defense , an
the defendant Avas a rich man , so I as !
ed for two thousand elollars , hoping t
got half lhat amount.
Well , Avheu the jurj- came in the
rendered a verdict for the plaintif
Aviih damages assessed at eight thoi
sand six hundred and eighty-seven do :
lars. Of course the judge promptly sc
Ihe A'erelict aside as excessive , and
had lo begin over again.
Some days laler I met the foreman o
the jury , auel asked him hoAV in th
world they arrived at such a verdict.
' Well , I don't quite understand it mj
self , " he said , scratching his head. "W
all agreed for the plaintiff on the firs
vote , but each felloAV had his own idea
as to the damage. I was in favor o
one thousand dollars , another fello-
thought it ought to be tAVO thousan ,
dollars , and another stuck out for sev
en hundred dollars , and we were gel
ting all tangleel up , when one of thi
jury suggested that we strike an aver
no-f * . "
v."But you couldn't have done that,1
"That's just what we did , " said th. .
foreman. "Each man put doAvn what hi
thought right , and I added them to
gether. I know there seems to be some
thing wrong about the verelict , bu
hanged if I can see Avhere it is ! "
WHAT THE LAW DECIDES.
Hunting for game , with a loaded gui
is held , in Cornwell vs. Fraternal Acci
dent association ( N. D. ) , 40 L. R. A
4oT , not to constitute a A'oluntary ex
posure to unnecessary danger.
The use of a buzz-saAV by a cashiei
to saw off blocks from a board for his
own use is held , in Hess A-S. Preferred
Masonic Mutual Accident associatior
( Mich. ) , 40 L. R. A. 444 , not to consti
lute an exposure outsiele of his pre
A purchase of lauds on behalf of a
syndicate by real-estate agents Avhc
are members of it and also act as
agents of the vendor , is held , in Fer
guson vs. Gooch ( Va. ) , 40 L. II. A. 234 ,
unenforceable against the other mem
bers of the syndicate.
A wilj giving all testator's property
to a woman Avhom he appoints as one
of his executors , and aftenvards mar
ries , is held , in Ingersoll vs. Hopkins
( Mass. ) , 40 L. R. A. 191 , not lo show
on its face that itas made in con
templation of marriage so as to pre
vent revocation by the marriage.
The examination of legislative jour
nals is held , in state , Cheyenne , vs.
Swan ( Wyo. ) , 40 L. R. A. 195 , to be
the eluty of Ihe court when there is a
lispute as to the enactment of a stat
ute which is published , and the consti
tution requires the journal to be kept
ind that no bill shall become a law
without a vote by ayes and noes on
the final passage entered on the jour-
First American Collejje of Forestry
Considering Ihe manner of ils endoA\--
ment , it is particularly fitting that the
irst adequately equipped college of for-
jstry in the United States should be or
ganized by Coriu'll University. This
las been done under an act of the Leg
islature instituting the New York
State College of Forestry , and placing
t under the government of the univer
sity. The college starts on its work
iVith an initial appropriation of 30,000
icres of forest land in the Adirondack
Mountains , and the hnv contemplates
he technical management by the col-
ege of the entire forest area of the
State , which it is thought will ullimate-
y approximate ' ' ,000,000 acres.
The college "rooms" are the forests
: hemselA-es , and the lessons to be
aught aim at the selection , of trees of
ho highest economic value and their
Motivation on a system promising the
nest rapid growth. For many years
lie great forest tracts of the Uniled
> iales have been subject to unrestrain-
id denudation. NOAV. cultivation and
onservalion are found necessary. This
irst State college of forestry Avill deter-
nine the kind of trees that can be
: roAA-n to the best adA'antage and hoAV
his groAvth can bepromoted. .
Cut Up the " \Vrong : Hat.
A Scotch university professor , irri-
ated to find that his students had got
nto the * habit of placing tlieir hats and
ano-s on his de k. instead of in the
ioakroom , announced that tine next ar-
: clo of the kind placed there would be
k'stroyed. Some days later the pro-
cssor was called for a moment from.
he classroom. A student slipped into
: is priA-ate room and emerged AA'ith the
irofessor'a hat , Avhit-h he placed con-
picuously ou the d 'sk , while his fel-
JAVS grinned and t rom bled. The pro-
essor. on rot urn ing. sa\v the hat ,
hought some rashly obstinate student
iad boon delivered into Lis hands , and ,
nldng out his knife , he out the offeiia-
ng article to piocos. Avhile vainly at-
c-mpting to conceal -the mile of trr-
iinph that played about hLs eounte-
anco. Ho wa < in a very bad temper
ho next day. Pittsburg News.
Bis Kast India Tin Factory.
The largest tin factory in the world
; situated on Sulo Brani , an island in
lie Bay of Singapore. It turns out
loiuhly 1.200 tons of tin. more than
ho product of Cornwall and more than
hat of Australia. The ore comes from
iolaugor and Perak in Malacca
Gossip is always * hou lived unless it
3 properly ventilfuoel.
It's sometimes dilHeidt to get even
ntb a man who credits you.
CONVICT'S ODD FAO&
alysis of the Facial
Angello Del. Belle was the first
convicted of murder in the first degxepl
In Ohio not sentenced
penalty of death. Ho was
to death because of
not Insane. He is confined In the prison
asylum , though ho Is not a lunatic.
but seems to
Belle is a native Italian ,
Engllsb nor Italia
comprehends nothing that is said tc
punishment , and la
him , is oblivious of
a puzzle fto the prison physicians.
his confinement his face has begun t
twist over toward the right. At firsi
the doctors thought it was an. Illusion
but measurements show that the head
is contracting on one side.
A prominent physician , quoting Dq
Bastion's treatise on facial disorders
" of this case is a
said : "The diagnosis
matter of considerable difficulty. It i
reasonable to suppose , however , that
Deputy "Warden Dawson's remark thai
the man's mentality was of too low an
order to admit of insanity Is incorrect
Del Belle is suffering from what Dr
Bastien calls the 'reaction of deffenenu
tlon. ' His mind has descended to th <
brute plane. He has allowed his mind
to become such a blank that it has lost
its usef ulnoss , and has now begun to
show the effects of lethargy.
"Del Bello's experience ought to lw
warning to those who let their 'angry
passions rise. ' He has allowed anger
to sway him to such an extent that the
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nerves of the brain have become aft'ect-
ed and have lost their functions. Owing
to violence the trunk of the nerves first
became affected , the inflammation
gradually spreading until the facial
nerves became entirely paralyzed , al
lowing the face to assume an abnormal
It AVas Pink.
While standing on top of Lookout
Mountain a few days ago I was carried
back -to memories of dear old Bill Nye ,
for wo " ad stood upon that same spot
some years before , and a guide told us
that we could see seven States from
that point of view , namely : Tennessee ,
Virginia , Kentucky , North Carolina ,
South Carolina , Georgia and Alabama.
"Where's North Carolina ? " Nye in
The man pointed to a particular place
in the purple horizon.
"What makes you think that is-North
Carolina ? " Nye asked.
"Oh , we know by the direction and
the conformation of the mountains
there , " the man replied.
"Well , I know that is not North Carolina
lina , " Nye declared , with some vehe
mence. "And you would think it too if'
you would stop to think. Hero is a. ,
map of the United States , and you can.
Bee that North Carolina is pink. Be
sides , I know it is pink. I live -in that
State considerably , and I have helped
to paint it red , but of course I go away
sometimes and then it fades-a little ,
leaving it pink. No , sir , you can't stuff ,
me that way. The place you are point
ing at a colorblind man could see is.
Nye said' those things so seriously
that the man -was almost dazed. He-
gave Nye apuzzled look , and then went
on pointing , out other sisters in the late-
Confederacy. Chicago Times-Herald.
A Use for Lilqueliccl Air.
It is reported that a use has- been
found for liquefied air , the possibilities ,
of which have been matters of discus
sion among scientific men for some
time. According to the Mining. Report -
er , , a discovery was made recently by T--
which it is-now practicable to- use lique
fied air la underground work , such as.
mining , driving tunnels , and sinking :
shafts. It is said that under proper con
ditions the liberation of air from tho-
liquid can be effective in generating
power with which to run. drills under
ground , .pumps , hoisfcSy ete. . . while cool
air can also supplied : in the deepest
mines. The liquid air can also be used ,
in freezing sof ground , making -tunnel
cuttip-g less haa.rdous and tedious. 1C
there is any reliability in this reported
discovery , and its success can lx prac
tically demonstrated , it will make n
new departure in the lines of work
named , and once again tuaJce the geniua
of science the soul of industrial prog. ,
, An ancient piece of "tiquette in Hol
land insists that ithe Queen or King ,
Avben being dressed for their corona
tion , should stand on a linea cloth "un
spotted from the world. " The Duche-- *
of Albany , who ds a beautiful embro.u-
erer , daintily surrounded , the one used
at her niece's coronation toilet with
suitable texts of Scripture in Dutch.
Polile Shopman ( showing goods )
"Here is something I would like to call
your attention to , madam. It is the
very latest thing out. * Mrs. Bounder
( absently ) "U there's aaytbing out
later than my husband I'll take it , if
only for a curiosity. * '
Every girl ought to have a brothex.
or two , to take the conceit ; out of. hersL
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