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Jly feet are st in lowly ways
Mine eyes on mighty hills,
Whose shining height bnt mock the gloom
That my poor pathway tills.
Great aspirations, like a song,
Uplift my waiting heart;
The while my hands to menial deeds,
A thankless grace impart.
Yet the denial that doth meet
The soul's needs small or great,
A stern, unchanging title bears,
The old, old name of Fate!
It all happened some years ago, bat
I think I remember the points quito
well; I am not so certain, however,
that I shall be able to do the story
justice, for I am not a clever racon
teur, and you will probably surmise
the end long ere I have reached it
My friend we might call him Smith
my friend Smith was able to be of
some service to a man whom he met
in a foreign land. The man met with
a fatal accident, a few days later, and,
together with the valet. Smith volun
teered to nurse him. The stranger,
feeling he had a claim on Smith be
cause of the first favor, burdened him
with the pleasant task of bearing the
news of his death to his wife.
Upon Smith's return to England, he
carried out his mission, and having
gone once, he went again. She was a
very young woman, and very beauti
ful, and Smith was irresistibly at
tracted. Her husband had been a
scoundrel and after a decent lapse of
time, she married Smith. For the
first four years of their marriage they
were so intensely happy that it is pos
sible they proved rather tiresome to
their friends. About that time. Smith
began to miss money and other arti
cles of value, and was finally able to
trace the thefts to the butler. The
man vainly denied the charge, and.
although none of tho missing valu
ables were found in his possession, he
was discharged without a character.
This mild measure was adopted be
cause of the intercessions of my
For some weeks Smith entertained
no doubt that he had fastened tho
burglaries on tho proper party, but on
returning home one evening ho found
his wife in the library. She had
opened his desk by means of a false
key. and in her hand held a roll of
notes. Guilt was depicted in every
feature; she cowered before him she
was abject in her cowardice.
She had no brother nor any near
relativo who might need help. The
man, anxious to find some excuse for
her, suggested this; but it was for no
relative. It "was for herself; yet she
had wanted for nothing that money
could buy or love dovise. lie might
not have conceived her sin to be so
flagrant had she not permitted tho
servant to suffer in her stead. So far
as it was possible. Smith made resti
tution to the man; but by her silence
she had convicted Jiersclf of the most
heinous of all transgressions in her
husband's eyes. There was one way
only in which he could explain the
matter to himself. He had never be
lieved in kleptomania until then, but
it was tho one thing upon which his
mind centered. And she confessed
she had been often impelled to take
valuables for which she could have no
He was a proud man and he was
tortured by his discovery. He had re
garded his wife, his child, and him
self as being made of finer clay than
the rest of mankind. His disillusion
was complete. Tho day after she was
unmasked sho came into a splendid
inheritance, but Smith rigorously re
fused to permit the expenditure of any
of it in the household. He dared not
leave her for an instant thinking the
desire might, come back to her. He
sacrificed his pride by telling the true
state of affairs to her maid, a trusted
servant, and together they kept vigi
lant guard over her. i. It was the most
insidious cruelty he could contrive
one that must have wounded her sore
ly. She was never permitted to lose
sight of her sins. He was inflexible
in his course, keeping her always un
der his relentless eyes. My friend
Smith thought himself, in those days,
quite capable of accusing and ad
judging his prisoner, and seeing that
the sentence was properly carried out.
When she seemed to forget for an in
stant her past error. Smith ever so
gently turned the thumb-screws. All.
he really devised modes of exquisite
torturo that she should properly ex
piate her crime
No. she did not rebel; sho drearily
accepted the penalty of her misstep.
At first she lived in deadly fear lest
he should send her away from him;
but when she found it was part of his
plan to be with her constantly, she
seemed content. She couid not,
rather would not, grow accustomed to
the thought that she had forfeited
Smith's love. During the first few
days she hovered around him, hoping
to lure some expression of pardon
from him, some word of love. Neve
forgetting that she bore his name, he
treated her with a cold civility that
was more frightful to her than would
have been an exhibition of brute
force. He was disciplining himself all
the while in repressing his feelings,
for, as you have perhaps suspected,
he loved her as passionately as ever.
She devoted herself exclusively to
the child, who had become a source
of constant agon to Smith. If he
took a fruit or sweetmeat that had
been forbidden him. it became to
Smith's fevered imagination evidence
that he had inherited the mother's
weakness; in other days it would have
seemed the child's lovable fault or
The child slept in tho mother's
apartments, and Smith was about to
retire one nxgnt wncn nis wile came in
hurriedly, bidding him send immedi
ately for their physician, for the little
Kone was choking. Smith went back
'..with her. and, after seeing the child.
ileft the room she thought to send Tor
. the family physician. Sho used the
.'"simple remedies that had formerly
.proved effectual, but without avaiL
She raised her eyes to Smith in ago
izing appeal, but he made no move
ment. At length he told her he had
aot summoned a physician, believing
It tetter that the child should die
Yoare astounded at my friend's
jctiea.-'but he himself did not ques
tiea the wisdom of bis course; perhaps
ltJAaetccur to him that ho could
err. Better, he thought, to cause
kiaMelf one sharp pang than untold
misery te the bitter end. In fact, he
tkoofkt he was doing a very brave
deed to consign your child to death
i BOtsuch a simple matter as it might
appear. When the mother learned
what he had done, sho was wildly in
dignant for an instant, theaquieUy
placed the child in hirjb , aid
stoically watchedjbie sufferhsga- Ana
what had aee5ls? quite right and
courageoiW'te'MBaelf struck Smith as
moBstrettS in the mother.
rSadth was able to dismiss from his
aidBd the idea that he had been in-
5SBruaeniai m Drineing aoout the lit
tle fellow's death, for it would have
impossible for .the. ohvaician to
reach the house before the child expired-
The mother, however, did not
reason with so much finesse, and. af
ter tho death of her child, failed vis
ibly. In this instanco physicians
were called in; but what they murht
have been able to do for the child
they could not do for the mother. It
is true she could not have found life
very joyous, but her doctors agreed
they had never before seen any one so
determined to escapo from this world.
There was no illness only a growing
languidness. a gradual putting by of
the smallest tasks, and a want of all
will to recover. If ever a woman died
of a broken heart it was my friend's
The explanation did not come from
her. but from another quarter. She
was delirious for nearly a week before .
her death. In her lucid moments she !
would ask the date, then strive to J
recollect something that elusively '
evaded her. She was continually i
murmuring about some money that !
was to be sent to some one whom. ,
they could not determine. Smith had
been with her all the day. and toward '
evening, feeling he must bo alone for
a while to give vent to his misery,
went to the library. The morning's
mail was awaiting him. The topmost
letter was addressed to her in a man's
unfamiliar hand. He tore it open,
filled with insane jealous.
Ah. of course you perceive from
whom it was. You are iu the same
position as the novel-reader who.
knowing both sides of the story, is
aware of the end long before the hero
and heroine have lived it out Un
fortunately, Smith knew only his por
tion of the tale. The missive pur
ported to come from her first husband,
whom Smith had helped bury, but
whom she believed to be still alive,
and cautioned her to send his monthly
allowance at once, or he would be un
der tho painful necessity of declaring
himself to Smith without delay. It
was a pity he had not done so long
before, as Smith would have recog
nized the valet Does it not seem
altogether impossible that she should
have been so credulous? So you see
the mystery which Smith had believed
to be no mystery, was cleared without
her speaking, but a little too late, for
while Smith was reading the letter she
passed away, leaving him in a maze
of maddening reflections. He has had
a long while to appreciate the bitter
pathos of the incident and sometimes
ponders on the problem of whether
she would have confessed had he not
suggested to her the excuse of
kleptomania. Knowing the simplicity
of her morals, he comprehends the
struggle there must have been while
the butler was suffering for her. I
think Smith would have pardoned her
for taking the money to buy the man
so that he should not make himself
known: oven her own silence, had he
been conscious it was done that she
might not be separated from him.
Her love for Smith was the one pas
sion of her life, and she paid for it
Tho world knows nothing of his
history; he does not wear his heart
on his sleeve. It is only to mo that
he confesses how dull ho finds life.
Yes, I see a great deal of my friend
Smith a great deal too much. Let
us drink to his early demise. Believe
me, it is what would please him best
CARNEGIE SAYS DONT.
Tba Almighty Dollar Bequeathed
Children Is an Almighty Con.
Andrew Carnegie , the millionaire
iron manufacturer, is as fond of politi
cal economy as of music, coaching and
other pleasures of life, and he p readied
a sermon the other Sunday evening
in a Filth avenue church in New York
upon "The Gospel of Wealth." In
speaking of the proper use of wealth
he said: "Great wealth 1ms hitherto
generally been held by its possessors
and distributed after death. It has
chiefly gone by two modes. First, to
the family. Men have toiled, even de
nied then-selves the comforts of life that
their children might inherit fortunes.
This is the worst use to which wealth
can be put Such bequests are usually
made with less thought of the good of
the child than the vanity of the parent;
or, when made from affection, for it is
clear that wealth bestowed upon child
ren is generally u curse and not a bless
ing. There are exceptions to all rules,
but not more exceptions, wo think, to
this rule than to rules generally, that
the ' almighty dollar' bequcthed to
children is an almighty curse. No
man has a right to handicap his son
with such a burden as great wealth.
It is no proper use of wealth, theu, we
hold, to bequeth it in great amounts to
children. The tecond mode of disposal
is bequething it to charitable and pub
lic institutions, which, no doubt, is a
much better use of wealth than the
first But no credit can be given
those whe hoard their millions during
life, and only release their hold at the
summons which cannot be denied.
There is no grace in the gift; there is
no gift. What one cannot keep cannot
be given. From the failures which at
tend this mode of distribution we may
well assume that Providence regards it
with no kindly eye. Most of these
legacies fail to effect, or even reach, the
desired end. They are wasted, as a
rule, in pitiful litigation or squandered
by cliques. The gospel of wealth is
comprised in a few words. Surplus
wealth is a sacred trust which its pos
sessor is bound to administer in his
lifetime for the good of the community
from which it was derived."
'Xlic Dying Prophet.
A singular story comes from Russia
of a youg man, known as the -Dying
Prophet. ' who for several months past
has died, to all appearances, every
Saturday, and returned to life every
Monday. This person, by name
Tagarclli, was born at Tiflis. in the
Caucasus, and has been bed-ridden
since early childhood. At the first of
these singular phenomena his body
was prepared for burial, which was to
have taken place on Mondaj. on which
day he returned to life. He declares
that he really does die. and is obliged
to look upon the book of the Record
ing Angel, and see on its pages the
names of his acquaintances, with a
list of their evil deeds and thoughts.
These he tells to those of their perpe
trators who visit him. and, it is said.
never makes a mistake. Among others
who visited him was a newspaper re
porter, who went with the avowed
purpose of exposing a fraud, but he
rushed from Tagarelli's room with a
white face, exclaiming tohis friends:
Take meaway! I have lived an
hour in the day of judgment" Sat
urday jlvening Post
What It Cost Him.
'That was a beautiful dress
A. : ' -How
Mrs. C . had on the
It cost me fifty doi-
B.: "My wife saw it
"Dusting Carved Farnltnr.
A new, soft brush is a good thing to
dust carved furniture with, as the
bristles will penetrate the deepest
Kasperor Frederick's Hrau.
When the Lord me sorrow sends,
Let me bear it patiently;
LUtins up the heart in prayer.
Comfort he will not deny.
Therefor, let there come what will.
In the Lord my heart is still.
Tnuirh thn heart is often weak.
In despair anil nil foriorn.
IVien in days of utmost pain,
Not a day of jsy will dawn:
Ttil it: -Let there come what wilt
la tho Lord ail pain is still.
So I pray, O Lord, my God.
That my faith and hope may stand,
Then no care I know, nor need,
Guided ever by Thy Hand'
Therefore, let there come what will.
In the Lord my heart is MilL
The Position of the Wife.
Mrs. Fen wick Miller has been talk
ing to English women about the trials
and compensations of wifehood. She
finds that wives even of men of tlie
richer class earn their liviugas hardly
as do their husbands. There is.so much
to arrange and so much to do by the
mistress, even when servants are kept.
The mistress is always on duty, always
pursued by her responsibilities. Com
plete absorption and complete repose
are the true law of work. The house
keeper never bus the pleasure of either.
Her work is perhaps all trifling, all
petty, yet all needful and incessant
It is only when sickness or even death
takes her hand from the rudder, and
the good ship of home staggc-s in
breakers of discomfort in consequence,
that her work in the household is at
all understood by husband and son's.
"I claim," she continues, "that the
woman's work in the house is as im
portant to the community as that of the
man outside and deserves as much credit
and establishes an equal claim for fair
wages. As far as the work goes, hers
is generally the more laborious. because
the more incessant and the less inter
esting. When I say this. I speak of
that which i do know. 1 have a pro
fession and I am a housewife and I
know well which is the most vexatious,
the least agreeable and the most un
ending class of duties. It is the
'woman's work,' which is never fin
ished, is not pleasant to do, is done for
no pay and is regarded as nothing.
The 'man's work' is often a deep in
trcst to do; it brings consideration and
recognition, and by it I can earn in a
few hours the value of my board and
lodging for a week. In the home a
woman works hard day after day with
out ever bv law establiMng her right
to anything beyond a bare maintenance
from her employer. If she receives
more, it is by grace, and her husband
thinks that lie -keeps' her and, conse
quently, thai, her dress, her amuse
ments, and the like, are his generous
gifts that he may withhold at his good
Tin- Cirl Who Kracs.
Ella Whet1 t Wilcox deprecates the
tendenev of 'to American girls to the
habit of bragging. On'y last week,
she writes, I asked a young bachelor,
who is comfortably situated in life,
why he did not marry? "Well, I will
tell you," he replied. "I want a home,
which, of course, means a wife, but I
am discouraged about making the
venture. 1 admired a young lady
greatly, and was beginning to think
seriously of paying her court. She
seemed to be my ideal. She was a
model daughter, progressive minded,
intelligent, industrious. She was al
ways neatly but simply dressed, and
her cheerfulness was like a sunny day
Recently I met her on the street just
as she was emerging from a milliner's
' 'Seamy newhat?"she said brightly,
as I walked along by her side. "Isn't
'I had not noticed the new hat, but
now I saw a simple open-work straw
on which reposed a few flowers and a
bow of ribbon.
" 'Yes. very pretty and becoming, I
replied. 'I have a liner one being
made,' she continued. 'This is onlv a
hack affair. I paid onlj S-3 for it. It
is stylish, though, for the price, I
Now, I happened to k v w no this
young woman was, and I happened to
know that she was an extravagant
girl. If she paid S'-'U for a hat it was
an unusual expenditure for her, and
would trouble her conscience and
purse for many a day. and cause her
much self-denial in other directions.
Hut she possessed the foolish idea so
prevalent in this age of great fortunes,
that men admire women who use
money lavishly, and who pay large
prices for their garments.
A Woman Animal Trainer.
One of the best trainers of animals,
wild or domestic, in this country is a
woman, says Foster Coates. She came
to the United States a few years ago
from Ireland. She was a ready, self
reliant young woman, and when she
looked about her it seemed to her that
the lines of work commonly opened to
women were overcrowded. She theu
did what was rather a strange thing
for a woman to dc She took up the
profession of traiutng animals, and be
ing an energetic, persistent woman
obtained a position connected with the
menagerie of Central Park, New York.
Some little time later she commenced,
in a small way, to buy and sell animals,
both domestic and savage. She was
successful. Then she hired a farm out
side of New York, and arranged build
ings there and started into the busi
ness of importing furred and feathered
curiosities. Superintendent Conklin,
who for many years has Itad charge of
the animals in New York's "Four Hun-,
dred," thought she would fail, but she
did not And what is more, she is Mrs.
Conklin now. She still keeps .up her
own training school for animals; and
in addition she assists Iter husband in
caring for his own charges. I saw her
a few days, ago with her husband in
Central Park; she did not look like a
woman who was of much use when
lions and tigers are about, but I was
assured that she knew her business,
and that it was under her direction
that an aching tooth was pulled from
the jaw of a rather bad-tempered lion
a few months ago.
Social Life la Chicago.
Although disguised with all the ap
purtenances of luxury and beauty in
house decoration, and expensive and
beautiful dress, Puritan New England'
lives again in the large and representa
tive clement which rules Chicago
society, writes Mrs. Reginald de Eoven.
Thus it hannens that the social atmos-
phere of this great, rushing Western
city in its higher circles is purer and
clearer in its tone it is safe to say
than that of any other city of equal
size-in the history of the development
nf civilization. It has oasscd into a
'proverb that divorce is easy and fre-
J-quentin'CliicagOibnt the fact is that
' only three d"yorce cases of people
known to the world of society have been-
known in the htsoryMsof the city.
The old lines of duty-tb the domestic
relations arc inflexibly adhered to, and
less countenance given to an easier in
', tcrprctation of such dutiestltan in any
other of the large cities of America.
Wealth also is so evenly and generally
distributed that the possession of it to
a large extent is taken for granted,
and judgment of character singularly
little affected by it. This fact gives
rise to another characteristic of Chi
cago society, and that is the unusual
absence of that distinctive form of
hum tn ambition which has its aim
wholly in social advancement, an am
bition which sets up false gods to be
worshiped, and which nullifies the best
interests of hnni:n nature.
Advice to Moat Women.
In choosino- the material for your
coat, just remember that it must be
becoming not only in color, but also
in material. A very mart plaid ma
terial, or a close check may In- suitable
for your friend who is tall aiul slender,
writes Isabel A. Mallon. But on you,
who are short and plump, it will have
the effect of making you appear at
least an inch shorter, consequently you
want to avoid that. On stout women,
generally, smooth, plain cloth is most
desirable, but I do not advi.se either
the light greys, the biscuits,0 or the
wood colors, for they seem to add to
the flesh, take away from the height,
and be everything but what they
should be. becoming. Another thing
that the stout woman must beware of
is the over-lapping seams and large
buttons noted especially on the English
The light cloths are most becoming
to women who have dark hair and
clear,rosy skiu: they make pale women
look sallow, and sallow women resem
ble a lemon. Here is another sugges
tion for the stout woman. Do not make
tiie mistake of having too long a coat,
else you will, look as if you were all
body and no legs. The slender girl
will be wise if, in asmooih-h'ttingcoat,
she has inserted a waistcoat, for then
she will apparently gain breadth, and
the long, well-fitting outline is not in
t-'iisciip Field's Wire.
Mrs. Eugene Field is always spoken
of as a little woman, but as a matter
of fact, she is somewhat above the
medium height and fully up to the
medium weight. Her head is rather
small, and her hands and feet ex
tremely so, and somehow she gives the
impression of littleness, writes John
Ballantync in a delightfully gossipy
sketch of Mrs. Field in the Ladies
Home Journal. She has soft brown
hair and eyes velvet eyes, her hus
band calls them and a complexion as
clear and fair as a child's. She is the
mother of six children, three of whom
live to remind her that, in spite of
her youthful appearncc, time is fleeting.
Her eldest is v daughter of 1.1, already
taller than her mother. She is the
Mary French Field to who Mr. Field's
"Little Boole of Profitable Tales" is
dedicated, The other two are boys,
Eugene, aged 12, and Frederick, aged
10. The latter is the baby of the
family. It was to him that Mr. Field
addressed his lines "To a Usurper."
written ft-"-n- six years ago. In this
little poem he has paid a deserved
tribute lo his wife's steadfasland loyal
'Ami !i-ii that other comes to you,
tlnil Krant 1t lure may fhine
Thioujili all mr life, as f.iir and true
As jiKiriiiiiA's ilo.M throi-;:, mine."
Mrs. Susan C. Yeoman of Walworth
N. Y., has been appointed by Gov.
Flower a trustee of the State asylum
for feeble-minded women in Wayne
county. She is a sister of ex-President
The agricultural course at Cornell
University is free, and that it shall be
made further attractive it includes the
sciences and modern languages. These
advantages have tempted a number of
girls lo take this course.
The money order department of the
Pittsburg postollice is exclusively in
charge of Miss Mary Steele, and the
receipts, almost S2,.-iOO,oOO last year,
mark it, as probably the largest busi
ness handled by any woman in Amer
ica. The presents which the Queen of
Denmark received at her last birthday
included a tortoise shell fan studded
with diamonds, some superb black lace
studded with diamonds, a rug of cloth
of gold and an antique porcelain watch
A YOUTHFUL OFFENDER.
A Boy of 14 Who Has Beou Arrested In
Eddie Stanley is the name of a brigb.1
looking little boy, aged 14, who was re
cently arrested in Chicago on a serious
charge for one of his years. He is charged
with no less an' offense than that
of being a transom climber for a gang
of burglars that had been operating in
that city. This makes the second time
he has been under arrest. On the first
occasion a bunch of skeleton keys were
found on his person. He told a plausi
ble story and was released. When ar
rested the second time several dollars
worth of stolen goods were found in
his possession. His parents are wel
Fight Between a Hawk and n Snake.
Mrs. W. P. Lasitter of Ovide,Fla.,had
an unusual experience a few days ago.
As the story goes she saw a large hawk
descend to the ground. As the hawk
did not rise after a short time she de
cided to investigate. On approaching
the hawk arose and perched upon a
tree near by. In a few minutes it de
scended again. Mrs. Lasitter pro
ceeded to the place and found that the
hawk had tackled a large blacksnake.
Its taloas were fast in the snake, and
the snake was so entwined about the
wings and body of the hawk that the
latter could neither disengage itself
from the. snake or rise with it Mrs.
Lasitter took advantage of the situa
tion, and arming herself with a club
kUlet oowa hawk and snake.
AT1 -" v $ ''
Bessie went to church that juoiu ing.
Sho had never been before:
''But .sho's old enough," said mamma:
"Three years old, ai'd almost four "
She bad promised to be quiet:
'No, indeed, she wouldn't cry"'
Holding tight to papa's Mnger
Off she ufciit with sparkling eye.
Wond'ring she saw the people.
She saw the flowers and tho rest;
Gazed up at the lofty arches.
But the mudic pleased her best.
When it ceased and came the sermon,
Bf ssIp f row ned and Sdgeted.
' i-u i ii-t, Bess," said mamma,
. Bat t,he shook her little head.
Stood upon the red pew cushion.
Waved her hand in a queenly way
Toward the 'preacher, toward the organ
'Ma"n, be quiet! Band, you play!"
Ilattle or the Bullfrog.
Many of the citizeus of Vermont will
remember to have seen on $1 bills of
the Windham County State bank a vig
nette representing frogs fighting. This
was engraved to commemorate what is
known as the "Battle of the Bull
frog.". Many years ago when the town of
Windham was newly settled there was
a very dry season. There are two
large ponds in Windham, separated by
a considerable strip of land. Each of
these ponds was inhabited by a large
number of frogs.
The smaller pond dried up, and its
habitants started in a body for the
lower and larger pond. They were met
in the intervening space by a party
from the larger pond, and a fierce and
long-continued battle ensued between
the rival communities. The hideous
clamor of the frogs during this encoun
ter attracted the attention of several
farmers, who witnessed the strange
spectacle of bullfrogs engaged in a
Heree and deadly battle. The contest
lasted twelve hours, and nearlv all tho
inhabitants of the little town witneed
it. The war is now one of the tradi
tions of the place.
The Very Smallest Home.
What was supposed to be the smallest
specimen of the equine species ever
brought to this country was "Queen
Mab," who was brought from the Lon
don Zoological Gardens to "ew York
in 1849. "Mab" was then 12 years
old, and only survived her ocean voy
age about three months. The writer
of this department has two descriptions
of this "equine in miniature," one
of which says that she was but
19 inches high, and the other that
she was -'2 inches over ; feet." Even
though the l'J-inch account be
the correct one. "Mao's" smallncss has
been exceeded by a good half dozen
other ponies. A few years ago the
Baroness Burdett-Coutts came into pos
session of an abbreviated edition of a
pony w hich was only 14 inches in height
and but IS 1-J inches iu length, count
ing from the end of his . nose
straight across to the root
of his tail. At the present time the
Shah of Persia is the owner of a Shet
land pony which is but l!i inches
high. This p.i'mpered pet of royalty
wears gold shoes worth 20 each.
Wonder of a Moiquito's Bill.
Readers of the Philadelphia press
who reside in New Jersey will proba
bly not be interested iu aivythin; per
taining to mosquitoes, but the .little
pest's blood-letting apparatus i6 a won
der just the same. The bill itself is
simply a tool-box wherein the mosqui
to keeps six miniature surgical instru
ments in perfect working order.
Two of these instruments are ex
act counterparts of the surgeon's
lancet; one is a spear with a
double-barbed head, the third is a
needle of exquisite fineness, a saw and
a pump going to make up the comple
ment The spear is the largest of the
six tools and is used for making the
initial puncture; next the lances or
knives are brought into play to cause
the blood tj flow more freely. In case
this last operation fails of having the
desired effect, the saw and the needle
are carefully and feelingly inserted in
a lateral direction in the victim's flesh.
The pump, the most delicate of all six
of the instruments, is used in transfer
ring the blood to the insect's "stomach."
Twice Shot Through.
Lieutenant Muncie of the Sixty-first
Georgia regiment, was a very remark
able man. He was a slender, cadaver
ous looking man, with apparently no
physical strength, yet he lived through
what would have killed a dozen ordin
ary men, and is alive to-day. In the
early part of the war he was shot
throuffh and through. The ball struck
the breast bone and shattered it, passed
through his body and came out within
an inch of his spine, between two ribs.
After a desperate struggle for life he
recovered and rejoined his regiment.
At the battle of Monaccasie Creek he
was again wounded, the ball enter
ing between the corresponding ribs on
the other side of his spine and issuing
from the same hole that the first en
The second shot must have taken the
passa je inside Muncie's l:od3' that the
first ball made going in the opposite di
rection. He was in prinon later and
appeared to suffer no untisual pain-
Man Saved by a Se:t Bird.
A vessel was plow:ng through the
waters of the South Atlantic when a
cry of "Man overboard!" was heard.'
The man at the wheel brought the ship
up in the wind and boats were lowered,
but by the time this was accomplished
the sailor was a quarter of" a mile
ne kept up, however, and as the boat
approached a big albatross was seen to
dart at hiin and the next moment to
struggle: then away went the bird,
flapping violently, towing the sailor
along the surface.
The men had to pull hard to gain
upon it, and then it was found that the
sailor was uninjured and perhaps had
been saved by the bird.
He was almost exhausted when the
albatross ilew over him in evident curi
osity. As it passed he seized its feet.
The bird in its fear and terror was
strong enough to tow him along the
surface at a rapid rate.
When New Zealand Sinks.
It was formerly, say fifty years ago,
nothing uncommon for a new island to
appear above or an old one to disanpear
beneath the waves of the Pacific ocean.
Such occurrences win sometimes, ngfed
as often as two or three times a year,
and were so common as to hardly ex
cite comment among navigators and
scientists. Of late, however, the .Paci
fic has been "pacific" indeed. It will
be thirty-six years this coming summer
since the last island disappeared, and
exactly a quarter of a century since the
last new one popped up its head in the
"greatest of oceans." But geologists
argue that this is a suspicious silence.
I an omen of some monstrous catastro
J phe; that Dame Nature is simply rest
I ing for a mighty effort. Sir Sidney
j Bell even goes so far as to predict that
the whole of New Zealaud and the
j greater part of Australia will be eu
' gulfed before the end of the year 1925.
riayinz the Piano With Hor Toe.
That geniuses are strange creatures,
not to be regulated by the laws govern-
! ing the past majority of humdrum mor
tals, is an accepted fact the world over.
Generally speaking a musical genius is
envied, petted and admired by all that
lis.where the talent develops in orthodox
channels. To hear about the knowl
edge that one is an absolute' genius in
such :i wbiillir iiiirt-tirwlrv mnnnpr thnt.
j they dare not shine before society must
! be galling indeed, yet such is the case
with a pretty young lady well known
among the. younger set of society, who
possesses the remarkable ability to play
the piano with her feet Divested of
her shoes and stockings it is actually
possible for her to play consecutive
tunes with her flexible toes, which she
uses with apparently as great ease as
the ordinary pianist does the fingers.
It it Good I Or turnt. Too.
For burns turpentine is invaluable,
applied either with a rag or in a salve.
The pain vanishes and healthy granu
lation soon begins. Its use is at first
attended with considerable smarting
but the permanent good more than
compensates for it
Tiik Chicago, Milwaukee fc St. Paul
liy is the only line running solid vest
ibuled, electric lighted and steam heated
trains between the Missouri river and
Chicago, consisting of new palace sleep
ing cars, elegant free reclining chair
ears, luxurious coaches and tho finest
dining cars in the world. Tho berth
reading lamp in its palace sleeping cars
is patented and cannot be used by any
other railway company. It is the great
improvement of the age. 'xYy it and be
convinced. Close connection in union
depot at Omaha with all trains to and
from tho west. For further particulars
apply to your ticket agent, or
F. A. Nash. Gen'l Apt.
W. S. Howell.
Traveling Fr't. and Pass. Agt..
!20jantf 3.101 I-'arnam St., Omaha. Xeb.
Tin: wisdom of him who journeyeth,is
known by the line he selects; the judg
ment of the man who takes the Bur
lington Route to the cities of the east,
the south and tho west, is never im
peached. Tho inference is plain. Mag
nificent Pullman sleepers, elegant re
clining chair cars and world-famous
dining cars, oa all through trains. For
information address the agent of the
company at this place, or write to J.
Francis, general passenger and ticket
agent, Omaha. "'2-12
a. . r. w.
Tho supremo Indgo of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen convenes at
Helena, Montana, Juno loth, 1892. For
this occasion the Union Pacific System
will sell tii-kits to Helena and return at
tho low rain f one first-Has.s faro for the
round trip. Tickets on sale. Juno 7th to
1-lth, limited to o() days from date of sale
and 10 days transit limit in each direc
tion. For tickets or additional informa
tion apply to J. R. Meagher, agent U. P.
Syoteiu, Columbus;. .)2-4-;t
Miiiiirujiul's. llinn.. and Ketnni. One Fare
for Hit- Kouiul Trip.
The Union Pacific will t;ell tickets to
Minneapolis and return at one fare for
the round trip to those desiring to at
tend tho National Republican Conven
tion which meots Juno 7. For dates of
salo and limits of tickets or any addi
tional information apply to J. R. Meagh
er, Agent U. P. System, Columbus, .'it
Bkk Headtcbeand rollovaall tbetronotM toofr
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Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsiness. Distress after
eating. Pain in the Side. 4c While their mosS
remukiUe success has been shown In curing
Headache, yet Carter's Little LiTcr VTOm
equally valuable in Constipation, curing and pre
Tenting thlsannoyingcomplalnt.'whlla they also
correct all disorders of thestomach,auinulate tha
jiverandregulatotheboweto. Even If they only
Buffer from this distressing complaint; but fortu
nataly their goodness does notend hereand those
Uho once try them will find these little pMayalu.
able In so many wava that they will not bo wil
ling to do withoat them. Bat after all sick boid
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Carter's Zittlo Xirer Pfllaere very small and
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Ihey are stricuy vegetable and do not gripe or
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ana started in I worked steadily and made money fatter
iuo i eipecieu lo t wcanioairtioDuy anniandandbnild
mall lammer hotel If I fton'tancreedat that. I will go
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titan be able t bay an island and bail.! a hotel, if yon wish
to. Money fan be earned at oar new line f work, rap
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and in their own localities, whererer they five Any one
can do the work. Lnytoleam. We rurnisli everything No
risk. Yoo randeroteyonrsparotnomentK.orallyonrUme
to tbcwnrk Tins entirely new lead bring wonderful sne-ce-e
to every worker. Bejrinners are earninc from S3. to
a5S per week and nnward. and more after a little expe
rience. He eao furnish you the employment wetcachyoii
FKKE. Tin's is an aco f marrelons things, and hero is
another irreat. usefnl. wealth civinwonder Great jrains
will reward every industrious worker Vherever yon are.
and whatever vntt are doinir. yon want tn Ixow about this
wonderful work at ourey Delsy nummnth money lost to
yon. No soe to evplain here, bnt if you will wnt to qj
w will make all plain to yon FKEf. Address.
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(Office: 1729 New YorkAve.,Waaliliiton.D.d.
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The veteran Amkhican faumm:. which Is tlie senior
by many years of all the tisrh-nllurul papera la the. .'
rotintry, having been publhtml in Italtimore for nearly
three-quarters of a century, ami always maintained m "
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reiuoviil the main otliee to Watlihuttuii. J. C Thta
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mid Iiamboiiiest tanner periodical In the country, uud .
so ulh' r fi.rrt o-v witch tiiytt-cliis rftullng vuiltrr.
TIIE YKKY KIT AGKICULTL'KAI,
in the Uniteii state? has iicen ecured to write for U.
jiecialkLs In all branches of t'tnnhi:. who are V '.
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ive branches of -ciMiwSeiise.liatr been en-yil t.i con
duct the armin t'eitiriinents of the Journal, and "
eerytliin that appearn lit its paice can tie ciitillihruiiy .
relied on to lie the best am! latent Iciiowlcdi'e and ;
opinion on the subject. The science of agriculture it .
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Fa tun k's object will t-toK'vpits n-ailersmllyihreusi
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FOU THE KAK.UKK-S FAMILY
there Is a Uterary lieparuneii!. n.aile up of excellent .
nliort stories and Interesting niiscell-C'coiis matter, and
u HiiiiM-liiiM Depurlmeut. conducted by the foremost .
woman writer on the subject iu the whole country.-
Tiik Amkkiiw.v Fak.mki: will ie entirely neutral In.'f
tili!i(s.. but supiurt to the best of its ability a Judicious!
protection throintli Ini'iort duties on every farming
product. It will have no friends In utiy party but tha
friends of the farmer, anil no enemies but theirs. It
will not hesitate to attack: any man who, by speed or,
ot.fipMnes the Interests of the Tinners, "and Itwlil, ."
carefully watch every movement In emigre, and .
everj ruling and decision iu the Kzet:l!ve Depart-,
incuts nKecluuc those interests. 1 1 Is the only farming
IKiper lu the country that makes thev; things a pw
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hi promoting the well behoof ibe planters and farmers
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53 SHOE cene-Wn
THE EEST SHOE Ml THE MRU) FOB THE WHKlf?
It is a seamless shoe, with no tacks or trax thread
to hurt the feet; made of the best fine calf, styllsti
sad easy, and because tee make more shots of this
grade thorn oay other manufacturer, it equals band
sewed shoes costing from tM to $3.00.
CR wGeaulae Haa.-aewed, thefraestcalC
Pa shoe ever offered for 5.U); equals i'rencoi
Imported shoes which cost from H00 to $1000. -CaC.
S Ila.BdSewel Welt Shoe. Use calf.
i stylish, comfortable and durable. The bene
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shoe ccting from S&CM to t.U. jaa
C 50 Folic Farmers. Railroad XT
Pa's and Letter Carriers all wear them: flnecalf.
seamless, smooth Inside, heavy three soles, exten
sion edpe. One pair will wear a year.
4tO 5 Mac calff ao better shoe creroAered as
9mm this price; one trial will convince taosa
wno wan t a snoe xor comfort ana (errice.
A 25 and S2.M Warklnirman'a saoe-
9ata are very strong and durable. Those who z:
have given them a trial will wear ao other make.
Ditfsl' 9.w aaa.9i.7a scnooi woes ar .
DUJO worn bythe boys everywhere: they sell . '
on their merits; as the increasing sales show.
1 SaHisaC 93.W0, Haaatiewea' shoe, base
aWCIUICO Donirola. very stylish: equalsmaca -.
im ported shoes costlmr from u to a&xu.
L.adiea' 2.3. S2.vw and 91 .7. foo for .
Kisses are the best fine Uoagola. Sty lish and d urabie.
Caatiea. See that W. L. Douglas' name and.
pnes are siampeu ua ice DOKora ox eacn tboe.
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