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head, bearing the name of an Egyptian
King of the eleventh dynasty, in the
Slade collection at the British Museum.
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be moderately placed as more tJian 2,000
years B. C, glass was not only made,
but made with a skill which shows that
the art was nothing new. The inven
tion of glazing pottery with a film or
varnish of glass is so old that among
the fragments which bear inscriptions
of the early Egyptian monarchy are
beads possibly of the first dynasty. Of
later gloss there are numerous exam
ples, such as a bend found at Thebes,
which has the name of Queen Hatasco
or Hashep, of the eighteenth dynasty.
Of the same period are vases and gob
lets and many fragments. It cannot be
doubted that the story prepared by
Pliny, which assigns the credit of the
invention to the Phoenicians, is so far
true that these adventurous merchants
brought specimens to other countries
from Egypt. Dr. Schliemann found
'disks of glass in the excavations at
Mycenae, though Homer does not men
tion it as a substance known to him.
That the modern art of the glass
blower was known longbeforo is certain
from representations among the pict
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Hassan, of the twelfth Egyptian dynas
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probably represented the same manu
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scenes in a chamber of the tomb of Thy,
at Sakkara, and dates from tho time of
the fifth dynasty, a time so remote that
it is not possible, in spite of tho assid
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to give it a date in years. Saturday
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Twenty .years ago Chester established
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stated that in twenty years Chester had
been able to amass n fortune of
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oughly appreciated. His pupils, on
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bands of ten under the guidance of a
"schoolmaster;" and it was under the
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they overran the earth. Two-thirds of
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tually paid to tho illustrious professor.
Chester demeaned himself but twice in
his career by " working" personally ; it
was at Paris', during the last two exhibi
tions. In 1878 he was arrested and con
demned to six months' imprisonment ;
and lie was, moreover, prohibited from
ever entering France again. He has
since disposed of the good-will of his
-business" to two of his best pupils
and retired to Birmingham, where he has
a great deal of property. Having some
very urgent affairs to settle in Fari, Jio
applied, a few days ago, for jxrmission
to pass n week in this capital, which was
duly accorded him. But as it
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hindrance, two police agents have been
told off to act :ts an escort of surveil
lance. Chester is 03 years old, and is
the father of ten children, whom he has
educated in a princely manner, and he
himself is master of s'everal languages.
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'E$aU An acposs the rosbe:
i ; -Ii ssiruwii uuriJirit ui
thn ilrawin"' room
-IJ'rt&r-' (?l in a Victoria street
ilat swept and
rustled the laces
and silks of Mrs.
" M. owi Venning's newest
-- sssf iaris tea gown.
V -- Faster and faster
turned anil paced
small satin slippers, the while the
owner of drawing room, tea gown and
shoes dabbed angry tears from her
eyes with a fragmentary lace pocket
'What shall I do? Whatever shall
I do?" eried Mrs. Venning, as for the
hundredth time tha marqueterie
writing table barred her progress and
turned" hsr footsteps back to where
the carved mantlepieee positively
groaned under its load of Dresden
china, old ivories, fres'i roses and
bibelots of every description. She
crossed the white fur rug and, paus
ing, gazed with a self-pitying smile at
the pretty profusion that met her
Shu frowned a little before she
turned again to the writing table,
where the silvor and gol.l lenieknaeks
were hidden beneath piles of papers,
those of a blue tint predominating.
'Oh, how I hate you all!' she cried,
shaking-a white list at the offend'n
documents. "Howl wish I could burn
you all, as 1 have so many of your
predecessors; but 1 dare noi I dare,
She diopped into the writing chair
and leaned her chin, dimpled and
round as a baby's, in her palms.
'"It seems to bo about six thousand
pounds that horrid people want from
me. I can't make it any less, anil I've
added everything together a dozen
timis. Of course, I know I have been
extravagant but, then, I'm young
and not bad-looking' (which was
Mrs. Venning's way of considering her
undoubted beauty), "and ;i widow
into the hnrgkain. All widows are ex
pected to be so very smart nowadays.
Still, the tradespeople should not have
given me such unlimited credit. Ah!
that's the real ro t of the whole
matter. The credit system is, tlie
ruin of women, who, like lnj-self. must
have pretty tilings about them. These,
horrors,"' and she ilielcd at :i pile of
dunning lettjrs with her handker
chief, "would wait it they heard I was
about to make a rich marriage. A
rich marriagj no.v let me think who
And Mrs. Venning laid her bejew
eled linger across her eyes and g.ive
1 erself up to serious thought.
"I'd throw the handkerchief at
Uaphael liluckstein in a moment and
I know he'd positively jump at me, for
the sake of my visiting list and the
country houses I stay at, but that ho
would want to pry too much and would
find out at once that when my late
husband, Ilobert Venning, died, he
only left ten thousand pounds behind
him, and not the ten thousand a year
with which the society and trades
people have chosen to credit me."
And so. with crinkled brows and a
slender forefinger that ticked off each
victim to Mrs. Vennings charms, as
he came in view, the prettiest and
most popular woman in town passed
before her mind's eye such men as
by their station or fortune, could
alone save her from social and liii'in
The earl of Wessex she ha I openly
snubb.-d a month ago, and only a
week back his en jagement to a Ciii
cago p irkpacker's daughtsr had been
announced. The Hon JSertiu Short
house was a nicj boy, and his pros
pects truly grand: but he had been
very wild on his own account, and a
marriage with him miirht scarcely be
satisfactory from the point of view
of the clamorous tradespeople. Tlu
young duke of Woodford was highly
eligible, but the old duchess, his
mother, kept a sharp eye on the lad,
"ANY CHANCE mil JIB. LCLC?"
an J had openly expressed her detesta
tion of widows. The bishop of Uar
ehester was rich and a, well-preserved
man, but oh! so prosy and so dread
fully intolerant of the ways of the
world. And so on, through endless
strings of moths who had fluttered
round and burnt their silly wings at
the fiame of Mrs. Venning's bright
Suddenly she paused, blushed deli
eiously, and then laughed at herself
for doing so.
'It's a dreadful thing to do,"' she
said, passing her fingers lightly over
her burning cheeks. "I don't know
how such an idea could ever come into
She opened the blotter, drew some
dainty monogramed paper toward her,
and taking a pen began hastily to
scribble a few names across the sheet.
"Lord Fordwell, of course. The
duke I can't help it if his mother
doesn't like it; the boy must marry
some day. The bishop of Uat-chester.
Gluekstein I'll risk him. Colonel
Dingwall is a niee looking fellow with
a comfortable income, and he was
most epris with me at Goodwood.
Lord Arthur St. John I will certainly
write to; I've not seen him for a year,
but I know he is at Brighton, and he
always said if ever I felt inclined to
change my mintl he would only be too
pleased. Sir Roderick Mel'herson and
Bertie Shortkrouse. Eight of. them!
Fancy a woman writing to eight men
to express her perfect willingness to.
marry arty one of them! The only
circumstance that prevents me expir
ing with horror at my own temerity is
the faet that all of tham have pro
posed to me, and in their ilifferent
ways expressed a perfect readiness to
fall in with my views if ever I could
persuade myself to reconsider my
decision. Well, my creditors have
done the persuading, an I my decision
is that I must marry a rich man, an'.l
that very speedily.' ,
Yet all the time a curious hesitancy
mingled with her air of determination.
Twice she laid her pjn nponlhe paper
as. though to ad 1 a niatii name to
iiwft m1 kJJJfV
m m, ma k
'ft km f hi v x i
I uWy J
these already written. The third
time her fingers traced the letter It,
but she scratched it through hastily.
"I think I must be mad. The idea
of my offering to marry Reginald
Beresford. Reggie with whom I quar
reled. Reggie with whom I played in
my baby days. Reggie to whom I
was engaged when I was still in short
frocks before he was first sent to
j India. I was married to Mr. Venning
when he came back, and then then
poor Reggie began to racket and
spend his money and rniu his health.
Yet he never reproached me with
spoiling the best years of his life.
Heaven foririvc nu! I laughed at him
j he was so poor for, though my
J heart ached for him, my head was too
I light to remember anything but that
I was young and pretty. It s rves me
right that after all 1 am obliged to
marry some man I hate, anyway. Now
When the task was complet2 she
rang the bell, and sending for her
maid, told her to prepare for a week's
stay in the country.
'Who has called?' Mr3. Venning
asked, as she entered her flat on her
return from the country. A sheaf of
cards anil a paeket of letters were
handed her. The first she tossed
aside, the secon 1 demanded perusal.
'Now, I wonder how many men I
shall find myself engaged to by the
time I've read all these."
She broke the seal of the first.
"Sir Roderick! So glad to' hear I'm
well fears Scotland would scarcely
suit me -kind regards how Scotch!
The bishop rejoices to see I am takinir
?i morb cT"!iii rii.v- of lif,v Ii:is!
changed his mind about marrying and
thinks the clergy should ba celibate.
Gluekstein has looked up my husband's
will and considers that my readiness
to become his wife is actuated solely
by a desire to possess his millions.
Gracious! what else could the little
vulgarian think? Colonel Dingwall is
engaged tj a young girl all blue eyes
and golden hair going to be married
next week. How foolish he must have
felt when he reail my letter. Well,
four of them arc out of the running.''
A slight Hush rose to Mrs. Venning's
cheeks as she opened tlu fifth letter,
which she quickly tore a-jro-s and
'What a shameful letter to write. I
always did hate that horrid old duch
ess! I'mph! Lord Arthur St. John's
valet writes for him. Says his master
has got softening of the brain. Bertie
Shorthouse informs me that he's stonj
broke and has got to marry an Ameri
can heiress; but will I dine with him
at the cafe Royal one night? There
are five mistakes in spelling. Now for
Lordal'ordwell he always was a dear
old thing. What! He would be de
lighted, but his daughters won't hear
of his marrying again."
Mr. Venning rose to her feet.
"And to think that I should he re
fused by eight men.. By men who
vowed they loved me for myself,
would defy the fates to win me, would
wait for years for me. Oh! this hu
miliation is awful. I shall never face
myself in the glass again. I shall '
"Lulu!" said a voice behind her.
"Yes; why not?"
"Where have you been, poor boy,
and what have yo-t been doing?"
"1 have been at the cape, an 1 I
have been making 1115- fortune. And
"I hear you are free?"
"Going to marry again?"'
"Perhaps! Is that what jou came
back from the cape to say?"
"Yes! Any chance forme, Lulu?"
"What will you do if I say no?"
(Jo back to the cape!"'
"I could not send you back there
He caught her perfect form in his
strong arms. her beautiful head rested
on his shoulder, he kissed her many
limes. He called her by her name,
but she only sobbed, for she was very
happy. Women arc strange things.
Mrs. Jones John, 1
Mr. Jones I object.
Object to what, you fool?"
"The deductions aro not ger
But 3'ou haven't heard what 1
"Wbject: Olrect!" (Goes on
"John, this is important"
'Regular order r-r.'"
'What in the world is the matter
'l'rovious question' Wow-w!"
"Mr. Jones, can 1 speak with you,
or aro you a regular, driveling
Let tho words bs taken down. 1
demand that tho words be taken
"'Rjcct! 'H'ect p rev's qucs'n"
Wow o! Waagh Yee-oop! Uivoof! Mr
Speaker, move "djourn! Waa-gh:
John slammed down his pap?r and
lied. His good wife glanced at it and
found tho cause of his unusual inter
est LIII Congress house proceedings.
Set f-I'os i'sslt::.
A story is told of a lecturer whoso
stcreopticou man one night got
something in the lantern that did
not belong there The slido repre
sented some insignificant creatures
that tho professor, in the rapture of
his lecture failed to recognize at
once. These are the those are
the-e-c thcs3 arc the " ho began,
in absent-miridtd hesitancy, but the
steroopticon man had discovered
that tho pictures were not right, so
he pulled them out, while the doc
tor, thankful for the man's thought
fulness, turned to the audience and
fillc I in the space with a few pro
found remarks. A new pieturo slid
into place, and, with joyful tone,
the lecturer turned abut with
his pointing rod, saying-. Th sc
are " then he looked thunder
struck, but only for an instant. L
so'f-possession came to his aid, and,
in an impressive tone, the lecturer
announced: "And these arc some
more of the same sort " Argonaut
A Iittirc ."OO Year Old.
The oldest picture in Kngland is
sai 1 to be the portrait of Chaucer,
who died in 11)2. which was proba
bly painted in the low countries
twenty years before his death. It
was discovered in an old garret in
the house in which Cromwell was
born at Huntington. Count Truchens
a well-known collector, after exam
ining the painting, said that it was
first painted in water colors and af
terward painted over in oil foe pre
servation, and he certified that the
name Chaucer in the background
was laid on with the painting. New
Kverytlilntr in Season.
Auntie That is a very nica letter
you have written to your mamma,
but the spelli-g 13 dreadful.
Little Nephew Oh. she knows
this is vacation. '"ood News.
THE LIGHTNINGS W0KK.
IT BROUGHT DEATH TO THE
How the Kxpress Packag-o Was Saved
Slaughter Planned by a Desperado to
Gain Possession of n Largo Sum of
Money The Strange 'Woman.
I was telegraph operator at a small
way station on tho Northern Pacific
railroad. My duties consisted in
signalling the trains that passed by
my door, selling tickets and acting
as telegraph operator.
Tho weather had been so exces
sively hot that I had been compelled
to lay aside all superfluous garments
and to do my work in my shirt
sleeves. It was just such a day as
always closes with a heavy thunder
storm, and about f o'clock tho
thunder pealed out with heavy re
verberations, and the lightning was
For half an hour tho storm con
tinued with unabated fury, anl ali
along tho track littlo rivers of rain
water were surging and rushing.
The afternoon ha.l grown suddenly
dark, and it was impossible to dis
cern an object twonty yards off. The
usual time for the arrival of tho
evening express had passe 1, and
still no indication of her co-iiinir had
been received. I was growing an
xious. When the small oSlicc clock struck
0, I could stand it no longer, but,
donning my cloth cap and coat, I
opened tho door to sally forth again.
As I did so tho shrill shriek of a
woman greeted my astonished cars.
In the gloom I saw a woman stag
gering along the track.
"What's the matter?" I inquired,
in as loud a voice as I could com
mand. "For heaven's sake, come quick."
sho snrieked wildly. "Come quick!
The train has run off the track! All
uro lost my husband my child
I helped her up onto tho platform
and toid her to hurry into the sta
tion house and wait until my return.
Then, with lantern in h-ind, I start
ed off on a run toward tho sccno of
the disaster. It was ba-ely a quar
ter of a mile to the c.ossing, but it
seemed ages to 1110 before I reached it.
All was quiet: not a moan or shriek
of any kind could bo heard. The
storm still raged around. I looked
down the embankment, expecting to
see a heap of broken twisted iron,
mixed up with the dead and dying
passengers, but there was no sign of
a railway wreck.
1 turned my fa-e in the direction
of the station once more, ami began
running with all my strength. As I
hurried along 1 glanced occasionally
at the line to see if it was in good
condition. When I reached the new
switch, which was used for siding
trains. I suddenly stopped. The
switch was turned. While I was
still wondering at the strange con
dition of things I heard tho long,
shrill shriek of the belated and, as I
supposed, wrecked express. The
next moment the headlight of the
engine rushed in sight around the
curve and mado a long path of light
along the line. There was evidently
no accident, but there would be in a
few moments if the switch was not
turned back. This could be done in
one way only by reaching tho sta
tion before the train reached tho
switch, and turning the heavy lever
that connected the two. Couid I do
it? 1 started for the station on the
I do not know how I reached it. I
was dimly conscious of running
blindly through the darkness, stum
bling against the rails, finally leap
ing upon the plattorm and seizing
the iron lever desperately in both
hands just us the wheels rumbled
over the fatal place. The evening
express did n it usually stop at tho
station, but merely slowed up to sec
if there were any passengers. But
before I could rec ver from i:iy ex
citement the long lino of black
coaches was brought to a standstill
and the conductor was hurrying
Jim," he said, "take this pack
age and lock it up in tho safe until
called for. Be very careful of it, for
it is something valuable. 1 will ex
plain later." He shoved a small,
heavy parcel into my hands, boarded
the train and away it sped. I drop
ped into a chair in the station com
pletely bewildered. The parcel lay
before me. There were no signs of
the woman who had started me off
to find the wrecked train. 1 re
mained seated in my chair, staring
briskly at the wall for probably ten
minutes. A thousand thoughts and
conjectures Hashed through 1113- brain
during that time, and then, as 1 in
voluntarily turned my head, I start
ed back with a nervous jump. In
the doorway stoo! tho woman who
had told me about tho accident.
I'ood heavens!" I cried, "what is
the meaning of this?"
"You see that little paper on tho
tabic, which your friend, tho con
ductor, let you keep for him?"
I laid my hand upon the parcel and
gave her a sinister look. "Well,
what of it?" 1 asked.
It contains a sum of money any-whe.-o
between .O )u and 1 .I'0 .
Indeed?" said I contemptuously.
Yes. It was to be sent Fast to
day, and as two or three of us got
wind of the affair we concluded to
stop it By some strange mistake
on our part tho conductor heard of
our little plan at the other end of j
the road, and, so to balk us, he left
it here with you. At tho same time j
1 concluded to play a double game !
and get the whole treasure for my- !
self. For that purpose I called you
out and turned the switch in order j
to wreck the train and ao get hold '
of the money. You interfered and
saved tho train, but not the parcel.
It is now in your hands and I will 1
ask you to iiand it over without de
mur." Throwing back the cloak which
enveloped her small form, she stood ;
before me a wiry-looking man, w:th
piercing, dark eyes. In tho right
hand a jeweled pistol glistened in J
tho lamp light, and tho ban 1 that
held it was as cool and steady as ,
possible. I glanced into the small
barrel of tiie pretty plaything and
You needn't be frightened,"' con- '
tinucd my strange visitor, in the
same easy tones -I don't ca c to
commit murder if I can help it; but '
don't drive me to desperation."
One moment!" I cried. .
The sentence was never finished, j
There was a peal of thunder that
seamed to rend the heavens in twain,
and then a brilliant streak of fire
flashed between us. I felt the build- ,
ing tremble, heard a confused mur- j
mur of strange noises and then a
When I awoke to consciousness
daylight was just breaking in the
east The sky wa clear as on a sum i
mer nvirning, and tirj fields and
woods were vocal with the songs of
birds. But in my offico everything1
was changed. At ray foot lay tho
stranger of tho previous night, with
a littlo dark spot near his loft tem
plo. Tho heavy timbers of tho station
wero burned and cracked, and my
papers wero scattered all about The
work of the thunderbolt had beon ef
fective, but on tho table lay tho
"PAPA FLEUTELOT," MISER.
V French Millionaire Who Hogged in the
Street mid Died in Filth.
I A miser of tho story-book typo
died a fow weeks ago in Auxerre,
France. Although he nover had wifo
: or children he was known to all per
I sons in the city as "Papa Floutelot"
He had been a public figure for a
I generation and could be seen daily,
in storm or sunshine, tottering in his
rags through the streets to gather
odd bits of coal and wood and cigar
stumps. When ho began his work
j in the city there wero the usual ru-
uiuis iiiiit no was ncu aim miscrij ,
but they were soon dispolled by tho
abject filth and want in which he
lived and by his importunity in bog-
Papa Flcutelot died in his eighty
fifth year, and was buried in tho pot
ter's field. The French police, who
suspect everything, still suspected
the old man's pretenses of poverty,
despite tho recent siiifting of public
opinion, and they searched tho hut
in which ho had lived and died.
Filth was ankle deep upstairs and
kneo deep in the cellar. The first
search was rewarded only with the
discovery of 10 ) bottles of Bordeaux
vintago of 179 The second search,
however, revealed a hole in the cel
lar wall behind a pile of indescriba
ble dirt From this hole tho police
dragged a chest, and in the chest
they found tho treasure. From top
to bottom it was stuffed full of mort
gages, government bonds, shares in
stock companies, and title deeds. Ali
showed the keenness of Papa Floute
lot in investing his savings, for
without exception the securities were
of the highest class. Their face val
ue was 1.000,0):.) francs, but as many
of tho bonds and stocks aro above
par they can be sold for a much
For more than eleven years the old
man had neglected to clip his cou
pons. He had let them accumulate
until they represented a market val
ue of 140.00) francs.
Among tho many pieces of real
estate whose ownership was revealed
by tho contents of tha chest is a
large tract of land near Villeneuvc-sur-Yonnc.
On this land there aro
100 acres of fine forest and several
buildings of ancient indestructible
make. It had been more than forty
years since anybody at Villone'.ivc
knew who owned the estate. When
Papa Flcutelot died in his hovel, but
twenty centimes, or less than five
cents, was his total cash capital. As
was expected, the usual number of
heirs have appeared since the old
man's body was uuricd in the potter's
field. The- u'Ycet to believe that
still more treasure is concealed in
the hut. and they arc taking it down
pice: by piece iu the hope of enrich
ODD FACTS ABOUT BOOKS.
"Pilgrim's Progress" has been trans
lated into 'JO.I languages and dialects.
The German book collectors give
the titles of ii.030 books about Goi'the.
The Imperial library at Paris has
T-.OO") works treating of the French
The titles of S,000 books, inostly
controversial, dealing with the subject
of baptism, are given in the cata
logues. The "Breeches bible" took its name
from the translation of Genesis iii.,7:
"And they sewed ligge leaves together
and made themselves breeches.
The "Vinegar bible" is so called from
an error in Luke xx. "Parable of the
Vineyard" appeared as "Parable of
the Vinegar." It was printed by the
Clarendon Press in 1717.
An Oxford library has a manuscript
containing tho whole bible. It is writ
ten on a piece of parchment so thin
and the writing is so minute that thy
whole, when rolled up. is neat re
packed away in the shell of a common
It is said that no book has ever been
printe 1 which did not contain typo
graphical blunders. The nearest ap
proach to perfection is, "The Lusi-id,"
printed by Jon Souiii in 1317, which
has but one, an I that an accident
caused by th. pre.-s.
Thy British museum has books writ
ten on bricks, tiles, oyster shells,
bones and flat stones, together with
manuscripts on bark, on leaves, on
ivory, leather, 1 arohment. papyrus,
l?ad, iron, copper and wood. It. has
three copies of the bible written on
the leaves of the fan palm.
A SPRINKLE OF SPICE.
"Why does Gruitip?r go about talk
ing to himself, I wonder.'" "Nobo ly
else will agree with him in what he
Berliner This scenery is really
grand. Native But you have grander
views near Berlin.' "No, indeed!' "I
am afraid you arc not a Berliner."
"Well, I suppose everything went
off without a single hitch up at
Brown's?-' "It did. You see the
bride had eloped with the b'st man
two hour.? before."
"Why do so many p.-oplv; say tint
Shakespeare n.'ver wrote the plays
that bear his name?'' "For the simple
reasons that h was a careful man,
saved his 1110:1 ?y an I didn't tlie in a
Miss Passe, simpering They siy
the-e photograph, don't do me jus
tice, Mr. Sedtlit" Mr. Sod-lit, firmly
No, thej- do not. But then justice,
you know, should always be tempered
He Darling, if I h 1 1 tlu money I
would plaei upon your iinjjr a (Ra
mon 1 as big us a half djllar. She
Ob! Harry, how extravagant. II i I
was about to say "as big as a half dol
lar would buy."
ThcWooer, tall and lean Miss Bow
ser Dorothy I would fain sp?ak of
what is in my heart, but I fear! fear
to to let myself out I)-r Jthy, calm
ly Don't do that! You are t-o lon;r
now. It wauld 1)2 bHtyr to ta!c in a
tuck or two.
Hungry II igglns Don't you wish
you was rich enough to wear dia
monds? Weary Watkins Can't say
that I do. Ef you wear diamonds you
got to wear good clothes, an I if yon
wear good clothes you got to keep
shaved up and washed.
"Yes,"' said Cholly Lon -0:11 proudly
as the group of listeners clustered
around him, "yes, I sav'd t'.ie la ly's
life. She hsd fallen f ro n the pier
and the watah ws da Jiln-f awoun 1
her. Powerless to help hcr.vjlf, she
was sinking for ths t'lirl time, whn
I ran t t'se spot." -'Yes. yes." said
the brjathles-. Istenrs. "What did
you do? ' "I sli'.viek.! for hlp anl it
c.i in: '
ASIDE from the fact that the
L cheap baking powders contain
alum, which causes indigestion and
other serious ailments, their use is
It takes three pounds of the best
of them to go as far as one pound
of the Royal Baking Powder, be
cause they are deficient in leavening
There is both health and econ
omy in the use of the Royal Baking
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106 WALL ST.. NEW-YORK.
Tatting her head into the postofBce
window, sho shouted at tho astonished
custodian of the mails, "Advertised P
"Marm," said he. after partially recover
ing hisself-posscssion, "what did yon
wish?' "Advertised I she repeated,
londer than before. By force of cus
tom ho managed to ask, "What name,
marm?' sAeain camo tha some reply,
"Advertised"!" b"t this time supple-,
mented with the demand, "An how
long wid yez kape a body a sh tan ding
here while yez bo a garmping lofko a
moon calf in a sh table? Wud yez iver
give mo mo letther, I soy?" "Bnt what
is your name, my dear woman ?" "Och,
don't jez dear woman ' me, yez ould
sinner! Don't yez mano to aboido by
yez own directions entoirely, yez old
bald-headed diil? Didn't yer. put in
til the papers, 'Persons calling for let
thers will plaze say advertised ! ' And
haven't Oi made myself hoarse wid say
ing, 'advertised! advertised! adver
tised 1' Oivo mo mo Ictthcr, Oi say!
That iver Bridget McShangnessy
should ha' been thrilled wid by the
loikes of yez!'' The letter was forth
coming ere sho had done, and the Post
master sank back in his chair with a
sigh of relief, while Bridget left the
oilico with a very red face and a perfect
cataract of r's escaping from her mouth.
ALBERT r.URCII. WestToledo. OhIo,snvs:
"Hall's Catarrh Cure saved my lire." Write
him for particulars. Sold by Druggists, 75c
All Editor'!' Vacation.
About six weeks ago a person entered
our oilico and proposed to sell ns a new
fangled " fountain pen." Tho rash
young man at length mentioned as a
recommendation that the pen held ink
enough to last through twenty-four
hours' incessant writing, and obviated
tho tedious necessity of dipping it in
the ink-stand. Thereupon we exclaimed :
"Dear young friend, would yon deprive
us of our vacation ?" "I don't under
stand," ho replied. "Why," said we,
"the only vacation we get is while wo
are dipping our pen in tho ink-stand,
and no man shall deprive ns of that.
Please go away with yonr vacation ex
tinguisher." lie saw we were in earnest,
and he went, not even daring to ofier
us one of his "fountains"' as a gift, and
we dipped onr old-fashioned pen in our
muddy old ink-stnnd and took a rest.
Albany Law Journal. ,.
fTnat'a Conch llalaam
. tho oM-.t and l-!t. It will brjpiti up a Cold qulctoy
er than anything else. It Is xlays reliable. TrylU
The " Autocrat or the' Breakfast Table"
on Spelling Reform.
The following are extracts from a let
ter recently addressed by Dr. Wendell
Holmes to 11 member of the English
Spelling Reform Association :
If I have not taken sides with tlio
spelling reform movement it is very
probably because I was not taken hold
of early enough. I spell " honor" and
" favor" without the " 11," and I may
vct come to " catalog and " felosolo
if that is good phonography. At any
rate I should not care to bo an obstruct
ive, if I couid be, in the way of any
well-organized, scholarly attempt to re
form our English (and American) lan
guage. It is certainly barbarous to
make "oiigh" take so many forms of
pronunciation as it now docs. But you
must allow a fair share of old square
toed prejudice in their personal likings
to old square-toed people. 1 hate toseo
my name spelt Homes, yet I never pro
nounce the I. I know from old Camden
that its derivation is from the word holm,
and I want the extra letter ; an 1 is as
good as an inch in this connection, if I
may vent tiro a debilitated jueasantry.
There are many things I should like to
have a glimpse of a hundred years from
now, among the rest our English spell
ing. I have little doubt that many of
the changes you contemplate will have
taken place, and I should look back tion
myself in 1880 as a hoiclcss bigot to
superannuated notions long since ex
tinct. Believe me, my dear sir, yours very
truly, O. W. Holmes.
' IlnnnonN Magic Crti Salve." j
Wamuitwl to rum or nmri.-y r.-fundi-.l. A&k your
drutrtribt for it. PriM-13 iit.
Learning to Sure.
The first thing to bo learned by a
boy or yonng man, or anybody else
having the least ambition to becomo a
useful member of society, is tho habit
of saving. No matter if a boy or girl
has wealthy parents, each shonld learn
to save, if for no ether reason than that
riches are well known to " take to them
selves wings and flyaway." Few are
so well-to-do as to be sure against pov
erty and want. Tho children of the
wealthy parents are often miserably
poor ; while men of large means have
commenced life without other advant
ages than habits of industry coupled
with tho disposition to a ive. It is es
pecially important that the children of
people in moderate circumstances and
of the poor should learn to take caro of
the money they get.
I'rrfectly at Home.
The irrigated lands of Idaho possess
that peculiar qualification which is
perfectly adapted to the raising of
apples, apricots, peaches, cherries,pears,
ph.ias, grapes, prunes, hops, alfalfa,
corn and o potatoes, which always find
a ready market and bring good price.
Y0.1 can't overstock the United
States with these commodities.
We'll send our advertising matter
on application. Ii L. Lomax, G. I".
&. T. A., Omaha, Neb.
'I'iik new pair or snoes came nomo tor
little 5-year-old. He tried them on, and,
flnding that his feet were in very close
quarters, exclaimed: "Omy! they are
so tight I can't wink my toes."
ST. JACOBS OIL
CURES . . .
Doomed to Silence.
Tlie genu of a novel is contained in
events that occurred in a Russian towns
Twenty years ago, a church orgnnisa
stole tue priest's pistol, shot nud robbed
a farmer, replaced the weapon in tho
sacristy, confessed the crime to tho
paicst, whose lips were thus sealed upon
the subject, and then d"iiouucea him :w
the robber and assassin. The unfortu
nate ecclesiastic, vainly protested his in
nocence, was sentenced to hard labor for
life. Tho organist on his death-bed con
fessed this crime, but when steps wero
taken to secure the liberation of the in
nocent sufferer it was found that -y had
been dead for several mouths. This
real-life tragedy fairly tames the real
life comedy of the line young English
gentleman who, having been arrested
for robbing a postollice, married tin
postmistress, the sole witness against
him, who was thus precluded from testi
fying against her husband.
ShllobV: Cisnsumptiim 'nri
IoM on a trim rant n. It runs n,-i;il,-iil l"nnnis
Uuii. It E the bt-st. 1-iik!i Cur. !... :Oct.i.tt fct-iv.
Diary or a Dollar.
Found myself yesterday morning in.
the pocket of a man who had promised
to love, honor, protect and cherish 1110
with all his might and main.
And this morning where am I? Burst.
Broken. In a hundred pieces. Lying
disjecta membra, etc, in grim saloon tills
or dirty pockets.
But I anticipate.
I was on the reserve force and laid by
to pay a bill. My comrade was a fiO-cent
pie 'e who was expected to pay that day
"Suddenly this comrado disappeans:.
On dit, he was borrowed. I came next
I went thus :
For a cigar after breakfast, 10 cents;
for a glass of beer at 10 a. m., i cents;
for four glasses of beer for the crowd at
12 m., -0 cents ; for another cigar, 10
cents ; for hoot-blacking, 5 cents ; for a
shave, 15 cents; for frr.it, 10 cents; for
car fares, '10 cents ; for another glass of
beer, " cents. Verily, what a shadow is
a 5 ! What a s-lnulow it pursues ! Si w
No mineral water will reduce tho leno
ucinl results that follow taking one or more
of 'UeechamV. Pili-V with n glass of water.
"Wicks made of spun glass have beeu
tried in lamps, and it is said they do
very well. It i3 said that they s:.pply
tho petroleum, oil or alcohol to the
flame with more steadiness than tlu or
dinary wiek; that they secure a Hear
and pure light at a less expense of futl,
and that they diminish tho usual un
The man who never raises his wife do
serves to have n ymv one.
The iiojiu'ation of the 1'nited Stub's
dotib'es iin jeriod of a! out thirty-four
conio lrom ncau.'iv
mothers, mid moth
ers will certainly l
Iiealtnyit tneyu taKn.
Dr Iierces Favorit
ling can equal it :n
buildintr tin a wo
man's strength, 1:1
rcjnilnting and tirstbt-
inir till her natural
I functions, and hiTmt-
ting in jwrfeet rdir
every jutrt of tho fe
" Favorito Prescription is indeed t!s
"Mothers' Friend" for it. osakts nater.-,
thereby shortening " la!or."
Tank, Cottle Omntu. Tmu.
Tin. K. V. riF.itCE: lhar Sir- took your
" Favorite Prescription" previous to i-outlm -incut
and never did so will in my life. It h
only two weeka since mv contlnenient and
I am able to do my work. I feci ttroa' r
than I ever did in six weeks before.
Arrrrcine w I vt that thmajn.U of Ivi -
of th l.S. hwfnMasImT Fe tlra r.'i
fUTcant of ! !! I I i r t-'tTl.n I
In orrfrr ttt tL mar civil i r In I
i will anta Rtmjd Buttle, af It ! ' '
fcjjc nrj- jTfrnJ, on rTir; fci i . r -
I BLnMH FfiwiTM an.I c rr ! lot I
frefklr. -plrnf Ir, tm-tb. Uv khs..'. a3w
pktn. nl lin!ifin tirn plfihn. Abi-
To COLORADO RESORTS
Will et In mtlj this yer, and tbt Croat Rocic
Island Route b already amplo and fxrSrci or
MnfMiirati to transport the many wbo will tako la
tlis lorely fool of Colorado
The Track I prfct. and doaMo orr Imro'nt
Iilrltlon. Train Konipmnt th iery hrst. and n so--1
Vntlbuled Train calle.1 the BIG FIVE rrr rhVabu
dallr at 10 p. m. and orrlrr j rrcond morning at lxrn er
or Colorado Spring, for breakfast.
Any Coupon Ticket Ant can scire yon rtts. ant
further Information lll be cheerfully and fjulrkiyre
gpondrd to by addreslnir JXO sEI'ASTIas
Oeneial Tasienzcr Agcct. llueaRO.
MEDICINE SENT FREE BY MAIL TO
MEN UXTII. CL'KEI) of Vital Kihauxti-n w ,.a:
ne!. Varicocele, I.ste-, et- We .end n i- me fi-.
by mall untlll CU1CKI. Vo nut't.rfcuw nrrl'.
ca-'e. ThoiuaroU cured here In Chicago and el-ewhere
l'emedy ent in pbiln packae. When cured e tfc:r--B
you not more than 9.1. W'rlte us today
JIOMK ItUtKDV CO.. Chicago. IU.
WATER TANKS for
slock or reservoir. Anv
!ze. all shapes, at Lowes?
prico'. l-rlceLlit Kroe. Ad
dress K. Kunciuitu, lied Oak, Iowa.
CLAIMANTS WHO pialMnT UCi D
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BICKFORO, Tension fc I'atent Att'y. tt 1 Km.,
Waablngton, I.C. tjieymllrcceiieupro.-ni'' r pi?.
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