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MESRASKA NEWS AN, NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken from Hera
nnd There. Over the State.
Four hundred birds made noise and
attracted attention when the Dodge
county poultry show opened at Fre
mont. Gen. Casement, who died recently
at Painesville, Ohio, laid the original
.rails of the Union Pacific as far west
as Cheyenne. He is well remembered
by many old-timers in Omaha and
throughout the state.
Joseph Dukes, who -was one of the
prize winners at the fiddlers' carnival
in Nebraska City captured a sixty-three-pound
catfish from the Missouri
river, near his home at MInersville,
and brought the captive to the city
alive and put him on exhibition.
Denver dispatch: Hogs sold at a
new record price in the Denver mar
ket, when a carload from Wauneta,
Neb., sold at $S.47. A carload some
days previous went at $8.40, the pre
vious highest price having been
$8.27 in February.
Charles Cercl, son of a Saunders
county farmer, will not be tried on the
charge of being the father of the child
of Miss Rosie Sanda of Lancaster
county. The case has been dismissed
and it is understood a marriage be
tween the complaining witness and
the accused is to follow.
Uncle Sam takes deep interest in
road building and in the government
exhibit at the National Corn exposi
tion, had quite an extensive exhibit on
roads. There was a large steam rol
ler at work showing Just how to roll
the roads and how to prepare them in
The plans and specifications for the
new wing of the Normal building at
Kearney are now ready and bids will
be called for for the construction of
the building. The plans call for a
fireproof-construction, and the build
ing will add greatly to the conven
ience of the school and also give it a
chance to expand.
Adjutant General Hartlgan's office
Is busy furnishing a tabulation of the
records made by the Nebraska guards
to the war department The indivi
dual score of each member must be
submitted. Compared with other
states Nebraska will not make a very
good showing, although the record as
a whole will surpass last year's.
Judge Hostetler gave Robert Had
cliff one year in the penitentiary for
forging- a cneck on the Union Pacific
hotel of Kearney last April. Radcliff
is the man whom the sheriff of Buf
falo county captured at Des Moines
and had difficulty in getting him from
Iowa, owing to attorneys fighting the
granting of a requisition for his re
turn to Nebraska.
Emphasis on the attention that
should be paid to the proper prepara
tion of the younger people of the state
for their part in the agricultural life,
which constitutes the backbone of all
the business of Nebraska was the bur
den of a speech by W. C. Coupland,
member of the Board of Regents of
the University of Nebraska, delivered
at the National Corn exposition.
Physicians of Fairbury were sum
moned to the home of August Theye,
living seven miles west of the city,
to attend a young son of Mr. Theye,
who met with a very serious accident.
While running with an open pocket
knife in his nand the lad fell in such
a manner that the blade of the knife
penetrated the abdomen. He will
The supreme court directed manda
mus to issue to compel the Board of
Regents of the university to locate
and maintain two experimental sta
tions in the sand hills, according to
the provisions of an act of the late
legislature. The law provided that
the money should be paid out of the
university temporary fund, and the re
gents alleged this money could not be
spent for that purpose.
A series of important experiments
are to be started in Columbus by the
department of agriculture, beginning
early in the new year, for the testing
of corn, as to the moisture contained
and as to its keeping qualities. The
corn to be tested will be placed in
bins which will be electrically wired,
so that the temperature of the corn
in the interior-of the bin can be tested
as accurately as that at the edges.
On complaint of his wife John Pat
ton of Buffalo county was arrested for
incest A full confession was made
and Patton was sentenced to fifteen
years at hard labor in the state penitentiary-
Patton is about 35, and in
dustrious, but ignorant His wife is a
rather comely young woman of aver
age intelligence, and $hey have six
bright children, the oldest of whom, a
girl of 13, was the victim of her in
A. Zapp met with a peculiar acci
dent at Emerson Saturday. He was
working in his planing mill alone
when in some unknown manner he
was caught in the belting of the ma
chinery. Every thread of clothing was
stripped from him and ho was thrown
unconscious to the floor, where he lay
for several hours suffering greatly
from the cold. While he is bruised
and sore it is thought he is not dan
Will M. Maupin, head of the bureau
of labor, is getting out an innovation
in the form of a blank to" be sent to
all labor organizations. The blank
contains a long and comprehensive
list of questions in regard to the was
schedules existing over the state.
E. C. Hurd, engineer in charge of
the work of finding the physical valu
ation of railroad property wider the
provision of the physical valuation
law enacted by the recent legislature
has submitted his report to the Stat
Railway commission and it has bees
made a part of that body's report to
Frank Schmidt was arrested la Bel
ville. Kan., and brought to Falrburjr.
charged with forgery. It Is alleged
that Schmidt, who was working for R.
!m. Tyson of Tobias, took a blank
checkbook and wrote a check in favor
jOf himself and signed Mr. Tyson's
t.Bame to it
A well-earned promotion has come
, to a former Lyons boy now of Dec
Moines, la. Harry Durrie, who has
; been working for the last three -years
with the Bankers,' Accident Insurance
! company, has been placed at the' head
;of a branch department that will ba
opened soon at Omaha. ,
Keep chick free from mites.
Be sure that the hens are provided
with a dust bath.
A lazy hen will soon be a sick hen.
Make her stir around.
Warm milk is better for fowls than
that which is very cold.
The- croon of the thresher is part of
the world's popular music
Get as much painting as possible
done before winter sets in.
Too heavy feeding is apt to cause
breaking down among the poultry.
Truck teams used !n the large cities
are mated as carefully as coach teams.
There is good in all breeds; but it Is
true that while all are good some are
When pigs are growing grazing is
important and is conducive to health
Time in live stock breeding Is one
of 'the most costly factors that enters
into the business.
New corn is not a safe feed for fowls
of any kind. Let it get fairly seasoned
belore you begin on it
Style and finish count in the market
value of draft horses as well as In
coach or driving horses.
There is no short cut to success in
poultry raising any more than there is
to success in anything else.
The improvement that Is now being
made in the cattle herds of the coun
try has never before been 'equaled.
The water used in the barn and for
cleansing the milk utensils must ba
tbsolutely free from contamination.
A decrease of from 10 to 50 per cent
in milk yield follows exposure at this
season, or any other, for that matter.
The dairy industry is one of the
large industries, and in valuation
when dairy cattle are included, ranks
Potatoes are good for swine, but
they are best when cooked and mixed
with some meal into a mash and fed
If there is anything about the farm
worth all its costs, it is a windmill
and pump pumping water just where
it is needed.
Be careful of the brood mare as
foaling time draws near. Light farm
work will not hurt her if you use
Sheep despise a low, muddy place.
They will not thrive there, but will
soon have sore feet and will be all
wrong every way.
No person having any communicable
disease, or one caring for persons who
have, shall be allowed to handle the
milk or milk utensils.
The use of any preservative or col
oring matter in butter or milk is an
adulteration and its use is sufficient
cause for the exclusion of the product
from the market
If you wish to kill an evergreen
tree, girdling will do it If you wish
to avoid the labor of girdling there
is an easier method; let the poultry
roost In the branches.
There is no better time than before,
you'll need it to build a feed floor -for
that bunch of shoats. It certainly
will not pay to shovel corn into a
muddy feed yard, this winter.
More hogs are being raised in Colo
rado than for some time and it Is pre
dicted that it will not be long before
the state will supply a large portion
of its own consumption of pork.
Old. over fed, under fed or neglected
breeding stock can never profit the
owner. ' The eggs are few and weak
or infertile. If the egg don't hatch, it
isn't the fault of the egg but of the
duck that laid it, or perhaps the man
that failed to care for the duck that
There is more feed in the shock on
some farms than there will be stock
to eat 'it while in other instances
stock may go hungry before spring
Any farm produces more feed of the
rough nature than the usual amount
of stock kept can consume, at least
in the corn belt, but some just refuse
to put It in shock. We bought a corn
binder this year just to keep us from
getting tired of corn cutting before
enough was up.
Owing to the extreme dry weather
which has prevailed throughout many
sections of the country this season,
bees were unable to secure muck
honey except that from koneydew.
Beekeepers will do well to be very
cautious in offering suck honey for
sale, or they may get Into trouble for
violating the pure food laws. As this
honey is likely to be of fair quality,
and bees short on stores for winter
jue to the protracted drought. It will
oe well to feed tkis product back to
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A brooder will raise more
than the. average old hen.
It Is just as easy to grade your flock
up as It is to grade it down.
- A brooder can easily be kept free
from vermin. Not so 'the hen.
Good management of the poultry
plants allows no waste or leaks.
Wood ashes are good in their place,
but that place Is not in the hen house.
Too constant sitting makes the bens
of bad disposition and difficult to man
age. Molasses is highly recommended as
a portion of the ration for draft
Many farmers are finding the use ot
nameless collars a remedy for shoul
der galls. '
Roots should not, generally speak
ing, be fed alone, as they carry too
Some trees will bear planting quite
thick, while heavy follaged trees must
be set far apart
The hands of milkers must be
washed and thoroughly dried immedi
ately before milking.
Sheep of the common mutton breeds
are not even fairly well developed un
til fully eighteen months of age.
Buckwheat is fine food for young
turkeys and should be given them as
soon as they are old enough to eat
Swine need more room, more free
dom, more grass and succulent feed
than they get on the average farm.
If an orcbanl is on low ground It
should be drained because air must
be admitted to the soil or the trees
Breeders should be in no hurry to
dispose of rams in service, as some
times lambs of little promise develop
into good sheep.
Clean the chicken coops thoroughly
before you put them away. Get them
under cover, too, if you can. They
will last so much longer.
Wyandottes, like other breeds that
are not listed to lay pure white eggs
do so in individual cases, or under
certain systems of feeding.
A two-year-old tree canbe started
more easily than a three-year-old.
With some varieties a one-year-old
tree is even better than a two-year-old.
One cannot afford to pay for gain
on an animal, then lose it. Making
stock live on scant pasture, when
there is plenty of feed in the field,
is poor economy.
The more than usual number of
wormy apples this season is a remind
er that we must spray the trees thor
oughly in the spring in order to have
clean fruit in the falL
Since the farm is the source of our
wealth it behooves' us to learn more
of our property, and the methods to
keep it at its fullest producing capaci
ty without impoverishment
If there is a patch of late corn, cure
and store it away: When chopped
into sizeable pieces, it will be found
valuable feed, when all green forage
is sealed up with snow and ice.
Were the turkeys good judges of
human nature they would know that
the extra feed and kindness now be
ing bestowed upon them are but the
beginning of a plot for their downfall.
Do not have pullets and hens in .the
same pen, for If you do it will be im
possible to so feed that the pullets
will come to laying at the right time.
The house should be kept open and
the pullets allowed outdoor conditions
as nearly as possible.
When cabbage is to be stored over
winter, the heads should be examined
critically and diseased ones rejected
and kept by themselves. Black rot
may be detected by breaking off the
lower leaves and examining the' stalk.
If the fibers of the leaf stalk are
blackened the head should be de
stroyed. The farmer Is not dependent on the
prosperity of his neighbor for success.
The husbandman is close to nature
and derives his wealth from her 'la
exhaustible resources 'while other In
dustries depend on success In the ex
ploitation of their fellow men. The
farmer looks to tke soil for his suc
cess and becomes responsible for bis
In grading the surplus poultry and
dividing it into lots for fattening, rJter
the plan suggested a few weeks,ago,
fanners . having pure-bred flocks will
find an occasional cockerel which It
seems a pity to send to the slaughter
ing pen. Tke owner instinctively feels
that more cash would be realized from
the sale of such fellows as breeders
than In the form of market poultry,
and he Is tempted to remove them be
fore the lot eaters the fattening pen.
The satlon that any old kind of a
wagon will do for the feed wagon Is
all wrong. It in true that when .one
goes on tke road away -from heme ke
wants a vehicle that wfll bring him
back without a bmhlsn a, but it Is
not pleasaat to sefiisi'of fodder on.
only a few rods tram tke house, and
have a wheel taaaeV or as axle break
But a wagon that oould jiot be' sold
tor a dollar with a box on, aeOa for a
ten-dollar bill at s sale, providing ii
carries a rickety rnekand is called a
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CHAPTER I. WQ M,y,,J,V57S y PgJL0 Tr-.
In Which Begins Adventure.
Some may question the truth of this
narrative, yet they will scarcely be
found among those who "go down to
the sea in ships." To them' the un
fathomable mystery abiding upon the
face of the great deep, the constant
marvel of huge, heaving leagues of
watery solitude, secret and profound,
must ever remain so vast so Inex
plicable, as to be beyond any interrog
atory of the finite the strange, the
unexpected, lurlclngv everywhere. To
others, mere landsmen, confidently
imagining that all phenomena can be
reduced within the contracted limits
of human comprehension, I need say
no more than that witnesses still sur
vive to corroborate the principal inci
dents of this story, whlcli I no wN pur
pose writing in the full glow of a mem
ory still dominated by the events to
It had come to be the 5th day of
April, the year 1879. 1, John Stephens,
aged 24, occupied a rather comfort
able seat upon the shaded balconyof
that large, ultra-fashionable hotel at
Valparaiso, which, as travelers- will
recall, clings to the steep hillside over
looking both the city and harbor be
neath. I was alone, not having as ye't
ordered the serving of the evening
A gayly attired military band was
playing noisily in a near-by plaza, and
through the intervening distance I was
able to distinguish plainly the patri
otic notes of national music I even
believed that a medley of shouting
voices, mingled with an echo of
cheers, was borne to me on the rising
night wind, and I leaned above the
low railing to gaze down, slightly in
terested, as a regiment of Chilean in
fantry regulars of the line, from
their white trousers and stiff hats
swept swiftly past the hotel corner in
rapid time, to disappear suddenly
over the steep crest In the direction
of the quay. Far away, toward the
right, where the long row of gray
stone barracks was still dimly visible
against the darker background of sur
rounding hills, was to be discerned a
glimmer of steel, as squadrons of cav
alry and artillery engaged in dress
parade, their numerous banners flap
ping against the sky. At the moment
these several occurrences served to
awaken the merest interest, tending
rather to bring home to memory a
freshening knowledge of the despera
tion of my situation.
It can all be told in few words: I
was persona non grata to the Chilean
authorities, with apparently every pos
sible avenue leading forth from the
country fully and effectively barred.
While personally unknown to those
officials, thus far successful in mask
ing my movements under the guise ot
a foreign gentleman of leisure tem
porarily resident at a fashionable
hotel, I nevertheless discovered It Im
possible to break through the cordon
of watchful government spies and
shake the Chilean dust from off my
feet. A rapid explanation will suffice.
A native of Massachusetts, of excel
lent family connections, together with
prospects of furure wealth, I early de
veloped the unrestralnable propensi
ties of a rover, and afterva vain effort
to turn my reluctant ambition toward
one of the learned professions my par
ents, despairing of ever doing better,
finally consented to apprentice me to
the sea. Unfortunately for the reali
zation of their more secret hopes, I
took to that hard, adventurous life as
a duck to water, so that, at the end of
five years' service, I had risen,
through the various grades, to the non
orable position of first officer In the
old Leyland line, my steamship being
the Vulcan, trading between New
York and South American porta.
Soon after I attained this berth my
father died suddenly, leaving behind
him a fair amount- of property, a good
ly share of which came to me in cash.
It chanced that, during a previous
voyage, a passenger on board had suc
ceeded in interesting me deeply in cer
tain mining operations which he was
conducting under a Bolivian' conces
sion. Finding myself in possession of
abundant means, and experiencing
that occasional disgust for sea life
common to all sailor-men, I embarked
witn Doyisn entnusiasm in .this new
enterprise, not only investing a con
siderable amount of money, but like
wise giving the companyjmy personal
services as assistant superintendent
Beyond doubt our concession was
an, extremely valuable one; but, as we
were soon destined to discover, it
came to us with an , unfortunate flaw In
the title, there -developing, a spirited
controversy between tke constituted
authorities of Bolivia and Chile, over
whlcti"country the territory involved
belonged. "From harsh words in pub
lic', and the private exchange of dip
lomatic notes, the argument rapidly
advanced to blows, and was finally re
ferred to the arbitrament of the rifle.
As oar' financial interests were en
tirely Bolivian, aad our invested moaey
at stake, It was Sa more than natural
that we should openly ally ourselves
with that struggling faction which the
Chilaan authorities promptly de
nounced as insurrectos, and proceeded
It was something of a aomic opera
war, resulting in two or three skir
mishes wherein Ill-equipped and poorly
officered aalsanos were pitted against
regular troops of the line, and, as we
received from Bolivia no more sub
stantial aid than vague promises, our
resistance, -though rather stubborn,
was soon overcome. When the Sua
wild stampede for safety, cam. I dto
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era! of the late revolutionary forces,
still in possession of a considerable
sum of money, to which no one else
possessed any better claim, the un
healed scar of a Chilean bullet In my
shoulder, and an exceedingly flattering
chance of being summarily shot by
drumhead court-martial if caught. All
opportunity for retreat across the Bo
livian frontier was already effectively
blocked, but, after several weeks of
excessive hardship, skulking amid the
dark recesses of Indian huts in the
mountains, I succeeded in steang un
observed into Valparaiso, feeling con
fident that, as a sailor, I should be
able to discover in that busy seaport
some early opportunity for escape.
This confidence was doomed to bit
ter disappointment. The Chilean au
thorities were especially desirous of
apprehending me, inspired doubtless
by visions of the war-chest, rumored
to be of far greater value than truth
could justify. They were both alert
and suspicious. The American consul
was obdurate to pleading, refusing
peremptorily to become involved In
the affair, while no war vessel floating
the flag of the United States, to which
I might flee for protection, entered
the harbor. Manifestly it was impos
sible for me to depart on any foreign
vessel as a passenger without possess
ing the necessary papers properly
vised, nor could I even ship as sea
man before the mast without running
the gantlet of numerous suspicious
officials especially warned to appre
hend me. In brief, though possessing
ample means, I was a helpless pris
oner, my only safety the keeping out
of sight from all in authority within
the narrow confines of the hotel.
Sitting there In solitude that even
ing I thought it out all over again for
the hundredth time, bitterly cursing
myself for a stupid fool, yet utterly
unable to discover any venturesome
prospect of ultimate escape. I was
trapped as securely as though the
hand of actual arrest was about to be
placed upon my shoulder. I might,
by thus continuing Xo skulk in the
dark, delay the result, yet the final
ending was inevitable. Beyond doubt
I was cornered, and the time was ripe
for the eager acceptance of any reck
less opportunity. Tet, desperate as I
was, I could perceive none; every
'where arose the same blank wall of
Chilean power, impassable, unassail
able, insurmountable. Saint Andrew!
mine was a situation to chill the blood.
The stars began to gleam in -.the
black void of sky overhead, those bril
liant, scintillating stars of the south
In their unfamiliar constellations, for
ever reminding me that I was an alien
and a stranger. The city Itself,
wrapped within the deepening folds of
this early night mantle, appeared un
usually noisy and demonstrative. I
dimly wondered at It There was a
ceaseless blare of bands, a medley of
inarticulate cries, mingled with the
I'uXimaJBS disorder of shuffling feet
along tke roughly paved streets. I
could distinguish nothing definite as
I hang curiously over the bal
cony ran, staring Idly down, yet
k wan mtalmhj evident that tke entire
population was astir with some la
creasing; excitement Far oat toward
the distant mouth of the harbor a fort
ress battery was firing salvos of ar
tillery, tke swift flames of discharge
cleaving the black shadows la vicious
spurts of yellowish red, tke sullen re
verbsrattoaa of sound shaking tke ho
tel casements Some Holy Saint's day.
I Imagined, wondering idly what spe
cial devotloa of the church could be
responsible for so much of uproar, so
general an outpouring of 'enthusiasm.
Still, the thought held me barely for
a moment; my own personal affairs
were far too serious and Insistent for
any wasted. attention upon the saints.
I turned back from the rail and
glanced carelessly within. The great
dining hall was already brilliantly Il
luminated, and a number of the tables
were surrounded by guests. It formed
a cosmopolitan scene, the grouped
faces being representative of a wide
variety of races, the scraps of conver
sation which floated to me through the
open window revealing half the lan
guages of Europe. Swarthy Spaniards,
volatile Frenchmen, silent sons of Al
bion, talkative Tankess, bewhiskered
and bespectacled Germans, blonde,
rosy-cheeked Swedes, together with
representatives from half a dozen
South American countries, were indis
criminately mingled in sudden broth
erhood. This motley, Interesting com
pany was composed principally of
men, exhibiting here and there the
glitter of military uniforms, or some
peculiarity of attire attesting the pres
ence of the inevitable globe-trotter, al
though the majority were plainly
enough commercial gentlemen, Inter
ested in various lines of trade, and
drawn Into this vortex from the four
corners of the globe in the wild scram
ble after gold. No foreign passenger
steamer had entered the harbor with
in the past 24 hours, and I had al
ready studied those faces before la the
vague, shadowy hope of discovering a
friend. I lit another cigarro, out- of
sheer nervousness, and sat silently
watching a Chinese attendant lighting
the colored lanterns suspended along
the balcony ,, roof. A sudden rocket
went swiftly and sizzling up from out
the center of the great plaza below,
and. my eyes followed its swift flight
into the black sky until It burst into
a thousand miniature stars.
When I turned once again, now half
inclined to beckon a waiter and order
the jMrvlng of dinner, a' newly arrived
Getting Alone; All Right.
A young Jspauese-'in one of our in
stitutions of learning, having' ac
quired a very good knowledge of Eng
lish, went out to deliver a lecture la
that language. On his return, says
the Hartford Courant one of the in
structors asked if he had a pleasant
time. He replied: "Yes, very."
"How did you get on with the lec
turer "Oh, quite well, but the audi
ence smiled atxaome things when I
could see no jokes." "Could 'you give
me an instance?" "Well, I opened my
lecture by saying that although I was
new in English language I thought I
could deliver the goods; aad they all
smiled." Now, doubtless the audience
smiled at what they thought was the
ready way In which a foreigner had
adapted bit of American slang; but
he did .sfl understand the smile be
cause tagboaist ha was speaking
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Tad Say women are smarter than
"It's a dnch."
"Upon want grounds do you base
"Look at the number of men they
company of guests had taken posses-,
sion of the small round-table Just
within the open window. Three wer
in the party, apparently father, moth-!
er and daughter, beyond question of'
high social class. Paterfamilias, sit-;
ting: in stately dignity at what might
be considered the head of the board.;
. a broad napkin spread across his right'
knee, was typically - aristocratic, of I
spare figure, stern lean face, with iron-!
gray hair, and mustaches trimmed to
perfect point, his' eyes, cold andt
emotionless, gleaming like steel points:
behind gold-rimmed glasses a man
certainly over 60, possessing to the!
extreme that irritating hauteur pos
sible only to an Englishman ef recogS
nixed family and position. The ladyj
occupying the seat opposite aim, whoaa
I naturally presumed to be his wife,''
was fleshy enough to own aa amplaj
double chin, wkick drooped to a vaster;
expanse below; most expensively i
gowned, her lagers ladea with dia
monds, aad a lorgnette at her eye,
through which she deliberately sar-j
veyed the assembled camnaay. Herj
evident attempt at duplicating thai
calm haut-ton of her cmotlealeas. com
panion was aevertheleas somewhat of
a counterfeit, as It failed to conceal
wholly n slight twinkle ef amusement
curving the corners of her mouth, and
a certain slight vulgar uneasiness of j
manner. His Ideal was evidently that)
of a. marble statue, cold. Immaculate.'
his slightest movement revealing the
frigidity of one born to the purple.:
while my lady retained some sum--blance
to flesh aad -blood. aMaaagh!
well veneered by long social artlSce.
He was nature, while ska had evident
ly been developed by skill; yet the
matron, to my tnlnking. proved far the
more Interesting specimen of the two.
I iaust confess, however, wasting,
precious little attention upon either.!
for my eyes early rested upon the.
younger woman seated between the)
two, aad hence directly confronting.
me. I will not say I never saw a fair
er picture of womanhood just when)
the lovely flower becomes a blossom'
fully blown, yet assuredly none other
ever possessed for me the same in
definable fascination, the same in
effable charm. Twenty-two, possibly.,
although her age was difficult to guessv
with oval face and clear, fresh skin.,
the rich, red blood of perfect health;
crimsoning the rounded cheeks; eyes)
of deepest, darkest .gray, the kind of!
eyes pledging a thoughtful soul be
hind to yield them such rare power of
expression; a face reflecting the joy
of living, yet responsive, and. in mo
ments of quietness, saddened beyond!
its years; an entrancing dimple visible
In the rather broad chin; the lips
moist and rosy with health, sufficiently
parted to reveal a tantalising glimpse
of white, regular teeth behind; the
forehead low and broad, the wealth, of
shadowing hair of darkest brown,' yet
with an odd gleam of reddish gold'
causing the gathered masses to seem
an aureole of beauty. But it was not
the outward ace alone, nor any com
bination of pleasing features, which
yielded such rare and Indescribable,
charm it was rather a distinct and'
unusual personality which gave te
these both life and attractiveness. Her
slightest glance or movement, natural1
and unaffected, seemed a new revela
tion of self, the outer expression of a
secret inward life which I instinctively
longed to penetrate, the guarded mys
tery of which was invitation.
The three conversed little, speaking-
English with that lack of
common to those who have
customed to having discreet1!
behind their chairs, the-
bling icily over the quality ef :
nlshed and the indifferent service, my
lady commenting with audible distinct
ness on the personal appearance of
the various people present, the girl
contenting herself with an occasional
monosyllable when directly addressed.
I dispatched my own order, and. while
idly waiting the return of the servant,
had my attention attracted toward a
group gathered about a second table
Just beyond the one occupied by the
English family party. a .
(TO BE CONTSKUED.)
The Passion Flower.
The lovely Passion flower takes Its
name on account of its characteristics,
which symbolize the circumstances of;
our Lord's death and pasclon. The
leaves represent the spear, the ten
drils the cords with which he was
scourged, the ten petals the ten apos
tles who deserted him, the central
pillar the cross, the stamens the
hammers, the styles the nails, the in
ner circle round the center the crown
of thorns, the white hue of the Sower
is typical of innocence, and .the bine
shade a symbol of heaven. The fact
that the Passion flower remains open'
for only three days and then dies.
represents the death, burial and reeur-
rection of our Lord. Home Notes.
Send for the S. P. C C
A "Young Mother asks our opinion
of "the alleged Injurious effects of
rocking on babies."
We must frankly say that we con
sider it a brutal practice. As thai
father of a great many babies, of art'
ages, we never rocked on any of'
them intentionally, and we
probably be arrested if we
our full opinion of any woman
would presume to do aa. Lippiucotrnt
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