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    THE SCkXSTOS TRIBUNE "WEKNESDAT Mtittift8&9 JUte 15, . 189G.
Saoethlaf Aboat the Chancier of Pean
aylvaola's Supreme Coirt,
Tk Worst Scaadal is Its Bscsat Hi
- tory Coaceracd the ftsdiaa of.
' Poeketbook fall of Passes Balsa
lat to Oa of It Members.
"Penn," In Philadelphia Bulletin.
The Supreme court in Pennsylvania)
haa not for many years been eonild
ered a brlllant tribunal by those mem
feera of the bar who are best qualified
to pasa an opinion on Its ability. Jt
nas been rc-sarded as a safe and re
speotable court rather than as one made
np of jurists of the first rank. Indeed,
It haa not been uncommon to hear some
lawyers express a mild reeling- of con
tempt for the learning and Judicial aou
men of one or two of the present mem
bers of the court. It Is probable, how
ever, that there has been no time when
there have not been a similar propor
tlon of such judges on the Supreme
bench. They always are obliged to suf
fer the additional disadvantage of be'
ing held up for comparison with some
of the great judges who have gone be
fore them. In the legal profession the
names of such Pennsylvania jurists as
John Bannister Olbson, Jeremiah S.
Black and Oeorga Sharswood, three of
the strongest legal minds that have
graced and strengthened that tribunal,
are looked upon as standards of In
tegrlty, learning and judicial capacity.
Compared n-tth such men. It is probable
that thr. four of the present Su
preme court judges would not be raised
rn the public estimation. Yet it must
bo said that the Supreme court of this
Mate has for some time- past beeen free
from any serious criticism on the score
of personal worth.
Although the Judges are selected by
political conventions. It may be said
that most of them keep out of politics,
said that they are much less under the
Influence of politicians than is common
ly supposed. It has been a long time
tnce any of them haa been accused
of making a decision for purely polltl
cal purposes. In fact, only one of the
present occupants of the bench haa ever
. been Involved In such a suspicion. With
si term of twenty -one yean before nun
Which practically amounts to life ear
Vice, a judge of the Supreme court has
little cause for servlLs fear of party
matters. ' Even those judges who were
originally closest to the politicians have
not lowered their credit with the bar on
that account. A noticeable example of
this fact Is to be found in the case of
Chief Justice Sterrett, of Allegheny. He
was defeated as a candidate for Su
preme Judge Hi the general reverse
which befell the Republican tioket in
the autumn of 1877. It was then a com
mon allegation that his Intimacy with
politicians would impair his usefulness.
But a year or two later, when Judge
Sterrett was vindicated by an election
to a term which will not expire to the
year 1 WO, he quietly took his seat in the
court, and has slnoe made an excellent
Impression on the mlqds of the law
yers who have practiced before! htm.
It Is a remarkable fact that, with but
one exception, there has been no Judge
re-elected to the Supreme bench In the
past forty years, even during the time
when the term of" service was but fif
teen years. Several times have Judges
asked tor re-election, but for the last
f hi rt v.n V VMM t ha V tiav haAn tint
formly defeated. Among these were
Walter H. Lcnvrle, James Thompson
nd Daniel Agnew. William A. Porter
and Henry V. Williams, of Pittsburg
(not the Judge of the same name from
Tioga county), and James P. Sterrett
Were also defeated after they had been
appointed by the governor to fill va
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It is also seldom that any judge of
the Supreme cnurt has ever reached a
higher position. The only conspicuous
exceptions to the rule were Jeremiah S.
(' Black, who became Ruchanan's attor
ney general, and William Strong, who
was raised to the Supreme bench of the
United States by President Grant.
Those that have had political asplrn
tions have almost Invariably failed in
having them gratified. The Democrats
once' persuaded George W. Woodward
to become their candidate for governor,
but . It was defeated by Curtln. The
Venmwble Daniel Agnew, when his term
expired In 1878, foolishly Imagined that
he was strong with the people, and that
he might become governor or senator.
Judge Mercur was also strongly Im
pressed with the Idea that he might
In, made a candidate for governor up
to the time that the leaders decided to
give General Beaver a chance for vln
dlcatlon. The most resolute of the Su
preme Judges In putting aside political
honors was Judge Trunkey, who, If he
had consented to say the word, would
have been the candidate of the Demo
cratic party for governor In 1882, In
stead of Pattlson. The firmness with
which Judge Trunkey acted on that
occasion was a lesson to every Supreme
court Judge who may be tempted to
enter the arena of political strife. Since
the Judges haw been elected for a term
of twenty-one years of service, the
tendency of the members of the court
has been to feel that they have been
set apart and conseorated for the Judi
cial service, and that the only avenue
of distinction before them Is that which
leads to the Supreme court of the Unit
ed States.
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It has often been said that the selec
tion of these Judges by political conven
tion Is Injurious to the character of the
supreme court Yet it will be found that
In character, In attainments and In ex
cellence In service the judges who have
been chosen by the people since the
elective system was adopted In 1851, rank
as high as could be expected from any
other system of selection. If we may
Judge at this late day. from the average
reputation of the supreme court Judges
that were appointed by the governors,
there la no reason why those of the last
tlhrty-seven years should shrink from
a comparison. After all that may be
said of political conventions, It Is seldom
that an unfit name for the Supreme
wncn is aiwwea to go oexare tnem.
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The most serious charge and the one
hot without some ground bore and there
for justification, Is that the Supreme
court la susceptible to the uflueno of
cerporatloas. The railroad Interests hi
particular have for many years endeav
ored to have a votes ha the selection of
lodges and sometimes hare succeeded,
The power, social, offlelsJ and other
wise, which may bo thus moved In ln
fluenoM the judges Is Insidious and far
nachlog. Nevertheless It Is a long
while slnoe any decision of the Supreme
surt affecting these Interests has been
ailed ta . question. . There are some
Jwdges, however, -who . lay themselves
Be to IMputatkm which fhey oould
aadly avoid. Judge Green, for exam
ple, at one time lost his poeketbook;
When It was picked up on the streets
it was found filled with railroad passes.
No good' Judge -will carry a pass or ac
cept a private favor of any kind that
might probably be consctrued as In
fluencing his Judgment. I don't suppose
that Judge Green's travelling on the
passes) he lost Would have cost him $300
annually at the most if he had paid his
fares, and he could have afforded to pay
this rather than suffer the tart criticism
which the discovery of his passes excit
ed. The fact Is the Supreme court
Judges, Indeed all Judges, and the mem
bers of the legislature should by law
and not by the grace of companies, ride
free while In office.
The only Democrat on the Supreme
bench is Judge McCollum, of Susque
hanna, and he reached his place by a
curious accident. In 1888 there was a
regular vacancy in the court, and the
Republicans nominated Judge James T.
Mitchell, of this city. As It was certain
that the Republicans would elect Judge
Mitchell by a large majority, the Demo
cratic nomination went begging. When
the convention met, everybody, who
had been proposed for Judgeship de
clined, It could easily have been had
by Judge Arnold and finally. In sheer
(Will Soon Pe the Prime Minister of the Dominion Government J
From the Chkago Times-Herald.
desperation, It was tossed to Judge Mo
Cullum. In the midst of the campaign
Judge Trunkey died. Under the con
stitution when two places on the Su
preme bench are to be filled at the same
time, each party Is entitled to one. Thus
lum fell into possession of one of the
It was by sheer luck that Judge McCol
great prises of his profession until the
year, 11I.
Slnoe the Superior court was made a
fender between the Supreme court and
the lower courts there has been much
curiosity to ascertain the effect of the
Chang on the old tribunal
Bow Moonshiner Got Part of the
Reward Offered for His Capture.
From the Washington Evening Star.
"Cap" Nelson Is a moonshiner whose
stills In Clinton county, Ky., have never
been found. (The revenue officers have
endeavored for years to catch him, but
the nearest they ever succeeded was
about two years ago, the details of
which raid were told by Thnd Arnold,
one of the .deputies who accompanied
tne posse.
We left Point Burnslde," he said,
"and stopped the first night In Monti
cello, starting early the next morning
for Benton mountain, near which Nel
son was known' to live. As we rode up
the narrow bridle nath. that Is the
easiest wajpto the top of the mountain.
a mountaineer met us.
" 'Howdy, strangers.' he said.
" 'Howdy.' we answered.
" 'Going to Albany?' he Inquired.
" 'Wall, I reckon I kin do yo'uns some
good an' make an' hones' dollar,' he re
marked. 'One of yo' all jess git down
an' come hyar.'
'Our leader dismounted, and the man
aid, cautiously:
'Thar's a feller named Cap Nelson
hyar, an' thar's rewards fur 'Im. Et yo'
all will bring some men hvar, I'll go
After a little sparring a deal was
made with the fellow, who took us to a
house for supper, where he said Nelson
had an engagement to come that night.
We watched the informer carefully and
kept our weapons ready for use.
'Yo'uns all go up yander In the loft
an' keep a sharp lookout. When It
comes, Jump right down an' capter "Im
suddent. Take me, too, for my hide
would n' be worth chucks ef they hed
an IJee he war given away.'
"We were a little suspicious, but kect
a close watch upon the man. He was
not out of our sight except when he
went to feed the horses.
About the time It grew dark there
were sounds of horses' hoofs and our
spy whispered up the loft: 'He'll ride
up an' 1 11 go out an' see 'lm an" stop
In. When yo' all hear three pletol
shots yo' kin know It's 'Im. CM yo' crit
ters and surroun' 'lm.'
"We started after the horses, the pis
tol shots were heard as we reached the
log stable. The horses were gone, the
lights -were out in the cabin, and when
we got back It was deserted. We finally
got Into the house and loosely scrawled
on a piece of brown paper was written:
I told yo all I'd show you Cap Nelson
for half the $2,000. You all et supper
with him, but he don't live hear as a
general thing. He took the horses for
half what you owe him for showing
himself, aad the rest can be sent to him
at Montlcello.'
"It was the last trace we could And
of htm and we walked thirty miles to
town, ' expecting every minute to be
shot at."
If Use Baby Is Catting Teeth.
lira Window's Soothing Syrup has
bean aw for ever Fifty Tsars by Mil-
m BDUirj i or ieir cinom
Teething, with Perteot fueeesm
oetMatMCBlla. Softens Om Oama
Ahaya nil Pain; Cares Wlad Colls and
1 r seay ror starrbsea. Sold
at In svenr nart ef the world.
ear aH as for "sirs. Wins low's
r sVras- and take other
're 'cents n Dcxue.
Bit Pay May Be Had by Competent Mine
Remuneration Bich and the Road to
Wealth a Bore One for Able BUnrag
Engineers, bat Young Gruduates
More Numerous Than the Oppor
tunities That They Seek.
The general statement sometimes
made among men Interested in mines
and mining, or in the branches of work
onen to the young graduates of the
colleges, that these are not enough
competent mine managers to supply the
demand, has led at times to the exten
sion of that remark Into an assertion
that every graduating cluss In the tech
nical schools Is snapped up at once,
says a writer In the Sun. As Knglish
By the Courtesy of H. H. Kohlssat
capital; operating' mines in this coun
try and in Africa, is perhaps the
most In evidence In the mining in
dustry it Is commonly said
that the Englishmen are doing thu
or doing that, and the statement has
been made that the British mining
companies are grabbing up everybody
In sight It Is added that the pay is big,
as the field is great, and a ready In
stance of the handsome remuneration
awaiting these fortunate graduates Is
found In the experience of John Hays
Hammond, who, it is said, receives $60,
000 a year.
Such statements are misleading. It Is
unquestionably true that there are not
enough competent mine managers to
supply the demand. But authorities
controvert the assertion that the grad
uates of technical schools Immediately
find tempting places watting for their
appearance In the fields of the practical
work. It is true that men of ability of
John Hays Hammond can command
very large salaries for their services in
managing mines, but Mr. Hammond,
when he went to Africa for 960,000, had
already shown his capability and won a
high reputation in the United States.
He Is a graduate of Yale, but he did not
step from the university Into tile $60,000
It would be hard to show that in pro
portion more graduates in mining en
gineering make shining successes than
graduates of a law, medical, or theolo
gical school. There are not so many in
the classes In the mining schools as at
the other Institutions, and of the grad
uates In the various branches of min
ing those whose work is to be gold min
ing the branch commonly fex".yl ta
when mine managers are spoken of
are very few When they get through
their college course or their term of
special study they scatter to work
wherever there are mines. So a num
ber, In fact small, tends to appear smal
ler because less Is heard immediately
of the Individuals. This being so, and
news being heard of a lack of compe
tent mine managers, the conclusion is
sometimes jumped at that there - Is a
managership awaiting the able grad
nate. In time there Is one.
But the graduate of a mining school
Is not ready to take the direction of a
mine. It Is accepted among mine own
ers In these days of scientific mining that
book knowledge is essential to the sat
isfactory o:eratlon of a mine, but it
has to be supplemented by an actual.
practical working knowledge oi the
mining Industry, which can only he ob
tained by active,, and intel
ligent labor In ths fields find under
ground. So the graduate haa some
thing to do before he Is prepared to of
fer himself as a competent mine manag
er. Some graduates seek work In offices
or with other engineers, some In the
mines. After this they are on the piano
If they have been diligent and have na
tural ability, whero they are likely to
receive big offers to go and take charge
of mining properties. There are good
mine managerM who are not college
graduates, but those of them who ore
not nabobs, the product of an earlier
and less utilitarian day. are not the ones
who are making 160,000 a year to start
In on. although some ttmes they may
have good salaries. And they are not
the one who are making their million
or minion aad a half of dollars.
The graduate who goes out to a mine
is likely to be looked on at first as some
thing of a hothouse growth and has
not to bring the stores of his Intellect
to bear upon the practical problems of
the day's task and play one against the
other to equip himself for the place of
master. His technical knowledge of
formations must enable him, an an ob
server among the mines of two conti
nents says, to make a good guess at the
lay of a vein, and his experience must
enable him to make surveys under
ground as well as upon the surface. If
he Is to be a manager, he must be able
to do a given piece of work as well as
the best of his workmen, and this Im
plies strength as well as skill, and he
must be equal to the task of managing
men. too.
"To become a successful mine man
ager. " the same observer says, "three
qualities are requisite: First, there
must be endurance, and an accurate
judgment of human nature must ac
company scientific ability."
When these qualities are combined
their Doesessor has not far to seek for
an opportunity to exercise his acquire
ments In a remunerative' Held. More
than that, he is assured of a fortune,
for it means that he is at the top of his
profession where the reward Is propor
tionate to the early hard work and ac
cording' to the scarcity of competent
men. There are few professions, if.
there Is one, that offer such promise
of magnificent reward In a compara
tively few years of labor as does that
of a mining engineer. There are few
that pay so handsomely In a short
time: and yet, as in most of tho older
professions, there seems to be, accord
ing to Eome of those to whom applica
tions for places are sent by young
graduates, mure beginners in the field
most of the time than there are good
places. Tho mine owners ore not 6o
anxious for graduates for managers
that they tumble over one another in
tho effort to secure one whom they may
train up in the way they w.uit him to
go. The owners of mines, as a rule, are
not on, hand to oversee their property,
and they want a man, already capable,
to whom their Interests may be intrust
ed. One reason, for the lilch salaries
paid to mine managers is that, their
work being bo far from headquarters,
It is necessary that the proprietors shall
secure men upon whom they can rely
absolutely, not only for fidelity to their
interests, but also as able to conduct
the enterprises without directions from,
home. And another is. in the case cf
the African mines for Instance, that
competent men wo not willing to go to
so distant a place without very good
salaries. It has been said that, should
an ordinary mining man from here,
above the grade of common laborer, go
to Africa at the price he commanded
here, he would probably find himself
getting loss salary than some of his
And yet tho word from South Africa
is that young graduates should not go
out there. Dr. Itosalter W. Raymond of
the American Institute of Mining En
gineers says that all his letters from
tho Transvaal are to this effect: Don't
send us any more men. Dr. Raymond
says that his experience loads htm to a
contrary eoaalUAton to that that ths
companies ora snapping up all the
graduating classes of the technical
schools. He has numerous applications
from young graduates for places which
he cannot find. On, tho other hand,
when a company Is seeking o. thorough
ly competent manager It is not easy
to lay finger on one. The English com
panies have taken a good many Ameri
can mining engineers, and they are pay
ing thorn big salaries, and there are
some more big salaries awaiting the
thoroughly able men. But Dr. Ray
mond says that he 1b unable to see that
the demand exceeds the supply of com
petent managers Inr minlnfr engineering
except at the top of the profession.
In one branch, however, that of hy
draulio mining, there Is now a decided
shortage of men. Inquiries for tliern
come to this country. Dr. Raymond
says, but the men are not to be had.
Hydraulic mining in California stoppd
ten years ago, and no one is paying at
tentlon here to that kind of work.
I know men who can do it." Dr. Ray
mond said " but they are swells now,
and $1,000,000 would be no inducement to
One of the causes of thin ranks among
mining engineers, particularly, perhaps,
Americans, Is that a number of them
have developed a facility of persuasion
such that they have become most able
and valuable promoters, and they find
an agreeable and remunerative occu
pation In the service of some English
I'niqne Method in Which the Minister
Obtained It.
Prom the San Francisco Post,
'Father Maloney was one of the best
known and best lOved men In Nevada,
romoked, on old mining man, as the
grew reminiscent ova- a small bottle,
"and I am sure ho did as much for the
church ns any two men in tho state.
When Father Maloney solicited sub
scriptions for a new church, mon who
never gave before dug down deep into
their pockets and donated with an np
pearance of cheerfulness that was sur
prising. One . day he walked into a
saloon where a big poker game was
running. He wathched the play till he
could speak without interrupting, and
then said:
' 'Gentlemen, we are trying to get
money enough to build a new churoh
here. Do any of you feel disposed to
help us out?'
A big, raw-boned follow, who had
been losing steadily and was conse
quently In no pleasant mood, growled
I'll rastle you for $40.'
'Without a word Father Maloney
produced the amount and laid it on tlw
bar. The gambler looked surprised and
hesitated, but when the other players
commenced to Jeer him ho got up and
covereo the priest's wager. They pulled
off their coats and squared oft. Father
Maloney commenced playlnff for an
opening in 'a manner that showed he
was no stranger to the sport.
The biK fellow made a rush and
threw out a long arm to clinch h3 op
ponent around the neck. Quick ns flash
Father Maloney grabbed his wrist with
both hands, turned and threrv the big
fellow rloar over his shoiUder. He
struck flat on his back with a crash
that made the glass ware behind the
bar rattle and jump. Father Maloney
quietly donned hla clerical coat, pocket
ed the stakes and watched the big fel
low pick hirr.Btlf up painfully.
" My friends,' said he. 'I would have
been very thankful for $10. I had to be
a little undignified, but I have made
$10 for the church.' "
Heresy in Chicago.
From tho Imllanapolls Journal.
The Studious Bon "Daddy, did you
know the sun rises about nn hour earlier
in Philadelphia than It does here?"
The Chicago Father "How did you git
that fool notion?"
"Learnt it at school."
"If they are teaching at school that
Philadelphia is an hour ahead of Chicago,
I guess it Is time you was took out of
there and put In the store."
What He Night Do.
"I don't feel able to do any work on my
story today," said a writer to his wife.
"My head Is badly muddled'
"Then I wouldn't try to write, dear," re
plied his wife soothingly. "Supiwse you
just turn off two or three poems today."
Eve's Immunity.
Once upon a time, ever and ever so long
ago, there was a man named Adam.
And tils wife's name wss Eve.
And there arose a mighty epidemic of
measles In that land. -
But Eve wasn't afraid.' ..'." '
8c had Adam. Judge. ,
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Advanced Ideas Haven't Charged (he
Sex in One Regard.
Some of tho Notions Which Assist in
Regulating the Uvea of the Best
and Brainiest ofthe Better Halves
of 9TnnklndWhat n Yasiar Girl
and a Virginia Girl Thought,
From the New York Telegram.
The new woman believes In-the ex
tension of suffrage to her sex, 1n dis
cussing all social problems, In cancel
ling the word "obey" from the mar
riage service. In bloomers and In just as
many superstitions as even her great-great-grandmother,
adhered to. The
very newest woman will hop oft her
bicycle in a muddy road, drag an old
horseshoe out of the mire, carry it home
in triumph orid attribute her next piece
of good luck to that rusty piece of iron,
because one of her sex. by hubit or na
tural inclination and in spite of her
yy . x - - . ' xor -v. iniri
Mnio. Laurier, wlfo of Wilfrid Laurter.
the coming premier of Canada, Is an ad
mirable example of the best type of
French-Canadian gentlewoman. For
many years she has not only led In
French society at the capital during par
liamentary sessions, but has fulfilled with
gentle dignity all those other manifold
social offices whioh fall to the lot of tho
wife of him who leads his party. Some
what younger than her distinguished hus
band. Mme. Laurler is a handsomo woman
of about 45. with that type of good looks
whioh is 111 portrayed by photograph.
Delicate features, clear blue eyes, silvery
hair, a fresh, girlish complexion in youth
ful contrast to t he graying tresses, a quick
French smile, with flashing impression ef
white teeth and sudden dimples that U
Mme. Laurler as no camera ever can do
her justice. As Mile. Zoe Lafontalne, of
Montreal, she who has become the wife
of a premier was a noted beauty. As
Mme. Wilfrid Laurler she Is a noted
chatelaine and sweet helpmeet one as
able as she is quiet and tasteful. Tne
Laurler home Is at Arthabas fUvlllo, a
email Onebeo aown, a quaint old house
set In eight acres of land, where the suites
man has quiet for trtklng- his rest, and
Mine. Laurler opportunity for cultivating
the plants and flowers which comprise
Sue of her cfilt-f Joys. There are no chll
ren In he Laurler household other than
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
higher education, continues to believe
lit signs and omens,
"It's jjood luck to pick up a pin only
when you see ope on g?ttln out of
bed," said a bespectacled Vassar gradu
ate gravely, "but ones must pick up
all the pins one Bees In the course of a
day, elso one will be cheated or lose
a bit of money before nightfall. It's
good luck when the cracking sparks
irom a wood lire spring towafl you,
she continued, "and when the palm of
your hand itches rub it with tho rough
edge of a piece of money and you will
soon receive money to add to that
piece. If you dream three tiroes in suc
cession of birds, you will fall heir to a
fortuae within one year, and something
agreeable will occur In twelve boors If
you happen unconsolously to put any
garment on inside out To reverse the
garment changes tho luck. If you open
a book upside down, don't attempt to
read In It or you will presently overhear
something disagreeable to yourself. I
know a great many people who believe
that blue-eyed people are mote lucky
than dark-eyed ones, who only tell their
secrets to gray-eyed friends, and who
believe that a woman with a. black
mole on her body is bound to come to n
tragical end."
"Hvery woman who entertains ie suro
there la one day In the wek on. which
sho can have no success In any under
taking. J know lots of women who
never make any positive engagements
for Saturday," declared a woman in' a
position to know. "Saturday Is a very
b!ack day In society lists. Mid there ure
numbers of otherw ise sensible individu
als who will never entertain on the day
of the week on which some member of
their family has died, Just ns there nr.?
those who, having once worn n gov.'n to
a funeral, will promptly give the whole
coslunu? away. Moreover some girls
I know feel there are certain garments
In which they always meet with lll-liir k.
It may be a pair of pretty stockings or
gloves, or a dainty petticoat that shows
signs of being hoodooed, and once the
evil genius is accurately fixed on the
accutscd garment, off It goes, and usu
ally the possessor burns it, or gives
It to some girl she has a grudge against.
Now, of course," continued the parlor
Bernhardt solemnly, "you know all that
using a cracked mirror brings wrinkles,
and why have jewelers never been
able to make tho topaz popular? It Is
because the majority believe that di
rectly you take to wearing those yellow
stones yoa will have a rival. Tile old
superstitious' about cpals are parsing
out, but a woman U bcund to be fickle
in her affections If she wears a turquols.
The signs of bad luck are the kind ons
is ant to notice more carefully, and no
girl w;lth a care for her loolcs ever clips
her. hair ends In the dark of the moon
or in the month of May at all. 1 It's Just
as well to be on the safe side and ob-
serve, the traditions as to cutting- tht
anger nails only on Tuesdays, Wednes
days, Thursdays and Saturdays,
"It's the worst possible luck to lay an
umbrella on a bed or divan, and It Is a
fafr warning, of wine impending mis
fortune when a picture' falls. I really
know of many cases where dreaming of
water frequently baa bn followed by
the death of friends, and all women
seriously look for wedding cards In the
mail after dreaming on real graveyard
subjects. It Is recognised to be bad
luck to go back on. one's footsteps for
a thing forgotten, and tho girl who
stumbles on her way upstairs under
stands that. In spite of leap year, her
matrimonial prospects aire over for
twelve months."
"There is a balm, however," remarked
the Vassar girl. "In, the midst of bad
luck signals, by whieh the ordinary
girl wisely tries to conteract her pro
mised ill fortune. That Is by wishing on
things and turning back the hoodoo.
;uaKe a wisn when you meet a person
who has one brown and one blue eye;
It Is sure to bring you good luck: wish
for wealth o good weather on a shoot
ing star, and wish on the new nn.on
but look at It through somebody's wed
dlnir rliifr, saying these worda:
All hall to thee, moon! All nail to thco!
1 pray thee, good moon, revel to me
This night who my true lore Khali too.
small guests who come, suro of m wel
come from the kindly two. who lovo all
things young and beautiful and Kood.
When the Lauriers remove-to th capital,
as they will, it needs must bo almost like
going home. Every session- they have
appeared there In company, and havo
grown as beloved as they are admired of
the people. With Mme. Laurler there Is
the same unaffected friendliness, refine
ment of manner and native courtesy that
mark her husband. It seems almost as
though these two, after a quarter of a cen
tury of married life, had grown to bo ons
in ail such external ways. But, In spfte
of Mme. Laurier s gentleness and forget
fulseas of self, there Is a purpfe'W and a
spirit In her make-up which impresses
those whom she meets, and makes them
feel that hare la a woman wiho oould suf
fer and bo strong In ay grat orHa of
life. Mme. Laurler Is a devout Roman
Catholic, but broadmladed and sympa
thetic to ell. Whatever burden of care
and responsibility comes to the first min
ister of the crown in Canada, he Is sure
of near sympathy, and a wife to encour
age, stimulate anil strengthen him. Les
ser virtue, perhaps, but one which ap
peals 10 the mind feminine. Is that Mme.
Laurler knows how to- dress loeomtnTly
end woll. lirr costumes are as qtilot and
elegant as her manners are. Than that,
praise can hardly, farther go.
By tho Courtwy of H. 11 Koulsaat.
"Well, I was always taught," broke
in the Virginia girl, " by my ngro
mammy, that no woman would ever
grow bald or gray who kept ull hor
combings and used them to stuff pin
cushions; also that, two spoons at one
place at table meant a proposal of
marriage In a twelvemonth; that July
and October were the only positively
lucky months for weddings, and that
no sharp Instrument, ns knives or scis
sors, should ever be received as friendly
gifts, else In a short while some friend
ship would surely be severed. There
are Southern brides so sensitive on
this point they won't even allow knives
to be included in their hoxes of tahle
silver, of the pretty steel tools to ap
pear In any serving or manicure sots
they recel. All New Orlrans girls
carry little Images of at. Joseph In
their pockets as a charm against splu
sterhood, faithfully wear yellow gart
ers and refusu to receive thimbles as
"In Virginia,' shr- continued, "thf
old-fashioned housewives, use lnvor.der
In their linen to prevent Its wearing out,
quickly, though I . doubt If the dried
flowers possess any such virtue. South
ern Rlrls always read the white spots
on their flnrror nulls bi,'!nn1nfr from
the thumb r.s follows: 'A gift, a
friend, a fne. a lover, a Journey to
go.' Thoy confidently lock f.' the best
youiifi man to calf nrhen by accident
a knife, the seizors or even a needle
sticks up In the flour, ami to break
one's string of pearls Is the sure sign
cf a great illness. As positive a sign
of a jiproacbliig malady Is to lose a
Jewel from its setting. It Isn't to be
supposed, of course." went on the fair
Virginian, "that any woman pretends
to k?ep puce with all ther.w signs and
orm?ns: but there are very few of us
who don't cherish a belief in half a
dosen or more, and. partly from habit,
partly from genuine fear of Ili3 to
come, Wb refrain from crossing funeral
processions, never walk under ladders
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