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L. iC. Crumbling*
Breeder of Thoroughbred Poultrv
HALL. YORK CO., PA .
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Buff Leghorns, Barred and White
Plymouth Rocks, and Hoadans at $1
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Old and yoaner stock for sale at
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With an imperious gesture of the
hand she motioned him from her, and
confused and crestfallen he galloped
Turning her pony to ride back toward
the fort, she noted the rapid approach
of a cavalryman, and when he drew
near enough to be recognizable a smile
of pleasure unseated the frown which
was enthroned on her face.
"Why, what a surprise," she cried, as
he 'ode up and raised his cap. "Thl«
is the first time I have met you since—
since—the last time."
"Since mv release from confinement,
you would say, Miss Sanford. Do not
feel the least delicacy in referring to
that experience, for I assure you that
aside from a regret that I violated a
military rule, my conscience is entirely
clear when I review my late trouble
"My friend! Mr. Thornton, Lieut.
Vandever is not a friend of mine. Why,
I have just forbidden him to ever
speak to me again. His unmanly ac
tion toward yourself and certain traits
of his character with which 1 had pre
viously become acquainted entirely de
stroyed any feeling of esteem I might
have entertained toward him, and his
action of few moments ago have caused
me to hate aud detest him. I tolerated
his society for a time to-day through a
sense of the respect due his rank, and
he took advantage of that toleration to
make himself very offensive to me."
"I sincerely beg your pardon," he re
plied. "But I came to you on a mis
sion. That slowly moving object you
see a mile away is your good father,
who bade me overtake you and say to
you that if you desired a handsome es
cort you should wait for him."
"O, poor dear papa, has he been chas
ing me? Let us ride toward him, Mr.
M' ■ ' '^=a«
THEY STARTED At.ONO THE RACK TRAIL.
Thornton, and he may thank you for
catching the truant and returning her
The}' started along the back trail,
and after a few moments' silence the
"Will you pardon me, Miss Sanford,
when I tell you that this unexpected
meeting has lifted from my soul a dark,
depressing cloud. I had brought my
self to beiieve that you had purposely
abandoned your rides down the river
to avoid me, that on serious reflection
you had. and properly, too, come to
look upon the friendship of a private
soldier as beneath your standing in
militarj- life, and that our pleasant in
tercourse had reached an abrupt termi
nation. While fully appreciating the
propriety of your action. I will frankly
confess that the seeming loss of the one
bright ray of sunshine which had come
into my soldier life deeply pained me.
Your cordial greeting of a few moments
ago has dispelled that cloud, and I am
led to hope that we will continue to be
Turning her clear eyes full upon his
face, in low, musical tones, she replied:
"Mr. Thornton, you are a man of
wise judgment, and one who can fully
appreciate the proprieties of life.
Please allow your better judgment to
rule and do not be offended at what I
am going to say. I have, as you sur
mised. purposely avoided meeting you
as I once did. If you will try to fully
understand me I will frankly explain
my position. To our little world here
you are known but as a private soldier
in tho ranks, on the same footing with
"Yes, but you know —"
"Pardon me a moment. I know what
others do not. Knowing you but as a
private soldier, what would be the ver
dict of the official circles were it to be
come a matter of gossip that the
daughter of the commanding officer
was in the habit of meeting you on
terms of social equality? It would be
looked upon almost as a crime by those
who regard the social barrier between
official circles and the ranks as im
pregnable. Now, my friend, with all
candor I will say to you that I hold Mr.
Edward Thornton in the highest es
teem and feel honored with his friend
ship. 1 believe him to be my equal in
everything that goes to make up true
manhood and womanhood, and entire
ly worthy of my highest regard. But
as long as he is unfortunately com
pelled to move in a sphere of life be
neath that in which I am placed I must
not allow my regard for the gentleman
to overstep the line drawn by the hand
of propriety and myself descend to his
temporary level. I think I have cor
rectly interpreted your nature, my
good friend, and I believe you would
suffer any personal disappointment
cheerfully rather than in tho least
degree compromise myself or draw upon
me the rebuke of my friends. Do you
not think it best that we should see
less of each other?"
"Miss Sanford," he replied, "I fully
appreciate the stand you have taken,
and your action increases my regard
for you. It has occurred to me at
times that by evincing a friendship for
one far beneath } r ou in the social scale
you might be chided by your friends
for disregarding the rules of military
etiquette. I would suffer as keenly as
yourself were you to be in the least
compromised by your association with
me. Am I to understand, then, that
the meetings which have afforded me
so much pleasure are to be discon
"Not altogether. I trust we may
meet at times and that we will remain
good friends. The day will come, Mr.
Thornton, perhaps sooner than we ex
pect, when you will cast aside your
soldier character and reenter your
proper sphere in life, and when it does
come I hope to yet be numbered among
your friendf I will at times be pleased
to sec your sketches, and, believe me,
though propriety demands a less dis
play of friendship, I yet hold you in
the highest esteem and will do all I
consistently can to lighten the load
you bear. But we are nearing papa.
Villi you sketch to-morrow? I think I
will take a ride down the Mesa trail."
"I will, Miss Sanford, at my old roc^c
seat. Before we part 1 must express
my thanks and gratitude to you for
this conversation. My heart will be
lighter, for, though I may but seldom
see you, I will feel that you are my
friend. Hod bless you.'"
"Thank you, Mr. Thornton. Why,
how pleasantly papa is smiling. That
means a good-natured scolding for me."
"Aha! you little truant," the colonel
cried. "Your tastes are very eccentric,
I must say. Miss Sunshine. You run
away from your old ogre of a father to
accept the attentionsof a young officer,
then discard him for a private soldier
of better looks and, damme, I must say,
more soldierly bearing. I thought you
would never get to me, you rode so
slowly with your new escort."
"O, papa, my poor pony was so tired
I could not push him. This is Private
Brown, the young artist of whom I told
"Private Brown, eh? Oho! I see it
now. This is the young man who was
recently brought to my attention
through the proceedings of a court
martial, and I can understand why
Vandever cut and run when ho saw
him approaching. He feared the man's
temper might again lose step, and the
dose be repeated. Kh, Sunshine?"
"0, no, papa. Mr. Vandever did not
know the young man was approaching
us. He chose to return to the fort by
another route, that is all."
"That's all, «h? Well, you don't
know whether he saw him or not.
I am inclined to think he did. But
now for home. This insatiable, unrea
sonable, tyrannical appetite of mine
demands immediate attention. I thank
you, Brown, for the trouble I put you
to in chasing this runa way. Yon can
go your own way now. Gome, daugh
"Instead of being a trouble, sir, I as
sure you it was a pleasure to be able to
serve you in even so slight a manner."
Brown saluted the officer, raised his
cap to Alice and galloped away toward
"Why, how infernally courteous the
fellow is!" said the colonel, gazing
after the retreating figure with admir
ing eyes. "And how soldierly his bear
ing. He's a handsome dog, too. See
how he sits on that horse, daughter—
bow like a knight of old he poses in
the saddle. I believe Colby told me he
had him booked for promotion, and by
Jupiter I'll see that he doesn't forget it.
A pleasure to be able to serve me, eh?
I like that. No wonder he knocked
that popinjay off his dainty feet."
"And Capt. Colby says he distin
guished himself in several actions with
the Indians, papa."
"Distinguished himself? Of course
he did. My experienced old eyes can
not be fooled. Sunshine, and they see a
soldier in that man—a soldier who will
do a duty when he sees it. There, his
cap has fallen off. Now watch him.
See that mount? Precise! Precise! Sol
dierly in every move, just as I mounted
in my younger days. Now, damme, I
need a step-ladder and a horse that
will stand as solid as the Rock of Ages
until I get a firm seat in the saddle."
Alice's face glowed with much pleas
ure to hear her father bestow such
praises upon her hero. Thinking the
opportunity a favorable one to yet fur
ther advance him in the estimation of
the colonel she said:
"And don't you remember, papa, he
is the man I told you of who was an
honored, respectable gentleman in civil
life, and who was induced to enlist
while in an irresponsible condition."
"I recall some such story, but the
army's full of martyrs, who all have
fairy stories to tell. You mustn't listen
to them. Sunshine."
"But if his story should prove to be
true, papa, could not his discharge be
"Discharge such a man as that? Not
by a jug full. We need more such men
when soldier material is so scarce. We
can't spare a good soldier in these days,
my dear. Did the fellow ask you to
plead for his discharge?"
"No, papa. On the contrary he said
he regarded his present condition as a
deserved punishment for wrong doing
in allowing himself to drink until irre
sponsible for his acts, and that he
would manfully serve his time and do
his duty as a soldier to the very best of
"Tut, tut. All moonshine. If he does
not desire a discharge why do you ask
if one could be secured?"
"Because I feel that it is unjust to
compel such a man to live a life of
servitude in the ranks when he would
be such a useful member of society, and
I thought if there were a possibility of
securing his release I would broach
the subject to him and might gain his
consent to be restored to his friends.
I'm sure he has been punished enough,
"You allow your sympathies to kick
your judgment into girlie.
The fellow has been amusing himself
telling you a cock- and bull story, and
were you to go to him and hand him a
discharge he would laugh at you and
refuse to accept it. Pay no attention
to such cliuff, daughter. Damme, I like
the fellow's appearance, though, and
I'll see Colby and give him a hint that
there is good uon-commissioned timber
The father directed the conversation
into other chanticls, but Alice felt very
happy over the assurance that he had a
feeling of real admiration for the
young soldier and might in future de
velop a warm interest in him.
The following afternoon Alice rode
down the mesa trail and her heart
throbbed with pleasure when she noted
that Brown sat in his accustomed
place, his sketch book on his knee.
She approached him with a smiling
face and extended her hand when he
rose to greet her.
"Worshiping at the shrine of art, as
usual," she said, as he assisted her to
dismount. "And what study have you
chosen to-day? But before we discuss
your picture I have something very
pleasant to tell you. Papa thinks you
a model soldier."
"He does? Well, it is indeed pleas
ant to receive a compliment from such
a source. So you discussed me after I
left you yesterday?"
Alice told him all that had been said,
excepting the references to his dis
charge from the service.
"It will be hard to convince the
colonel of the truth of my story. I did
not know that you had made him ac
quainted with the circumstances of my
"Oh, didn't I tell you? Well, I told
him, or, rather, started to tell him,
once, but he scouted at the idea and
bade me not listen to such stories from
"lie will not always laugh at it,"
Brown replied, with a tingle of resent
ment in his voice. "The day will
come when he will believe in me, and—
But let us discuss some other matter.
I have something very serious to say to
you to-ilay, Miss Sauford. and I trust
you will bear me through itciorc ccin
deming me. I have given the matter
most serious thought, and hare deter
mined to pursue the only manly course
my judgment presents. In justice to
you, in justice to myself, in obedience
to the promptings of manhood, I have
determined to unbosom my soul to you,
and for the moment may I ask you to
forget that you are listening to the
words of a private soldier and look
upon me as Edward Thornton, a man
of whose friendship you have no cause
to feel ashamed.
"Miss Sanford, I speak to"you now as
one who feels that he is your equal in
life, as nearly as man can equal tha
beautiful womanly flowers which God
in His goodness sends to gladden the
world. Since my first meeting with
you on this, to me, sacred spot the
knowledge that you have been my
friend has flooded my life with purest
sunshine. I had grown to look for
your coming with a yearning which
I could scarcely understand, and I
could feel my soul go out in gladness
to you at your approach, and when,
after the unfortunate affair which
shut me from your presence for a time,
I returned here day after day and you
came not, my heart was troubled and
my life seemed cast into impenetrable
gloom. Yesterday your welcoming
smile dispelled the clouds, and I left
your side my heart dancing with res
urrected joy. In my blanket bed last
night I reviewed the happy honrs I
had spent in your society, and as the de
tails of our meetings grouped them
selves in a beautiful picture in my
brain I determined that aaother sun
should not set before I had laid bare
my heart to you.
"Miss Sanford, if I have been nour
ishing a false hope in my bosom I
should know it ere that hope has so
firmly taken root that it would wound
me almost to the death to pluck it out
and cast it away. Day by day, as the
tender, creeping vine entwines itself
more closely about the supporting oak,
a feeling of affection for you has grown
in my heart, an*d reason and manhood
tell me that should it be rooting there
only to wither and die beneath the
blighting frost of disappointment it
should be killed in its weaker life. My
friend, were I but an ordinary soldier
with no fair prospects in the life be
fore me 1 would not insult you by ask
ing you to listen to such a confession,
but as I will some day step from the
ranks into an honored place among my
fellow men. as. on the burial fr >m sight
of Private Brown the humble soldier,
Mr. Edward Thornton the gentleman
will be resurrected. I feel that I do not
in the least encroach upon the lines of
propriety by what I am going to ask
you. My little, my valued friend, the
1 I of affection now growing in my
1 . ist is fast bursting Into the full
"PAPA THINKS VOU ARE A MODEL SOL
blown flower of radiant love, and I
must ask you if when I am restored to
the world and can lay before you
every proof that I am a man worthy of
you, I may hope to win your love and
some day ask you to be my wife?"
Alice was trembling as a leaf shaken
by the wind, and tears coursed down her
cheeks. In a voice all broken with
deep emotion, she replied:
"Mr. Thornton, I —l—this is so unex
pected. I don't know 'what to say to
you. I believe in you. I believe you
are sincere in all you say, and that you
are actuated only by the purest mo
tives. I have learned to think very
highly of you. You have awakened in
my heart a feeling 1 new to me, but O, I
should not listen to you now. Give me
time to think. My brain is whirling
with this strange revelation. Mr.
Thornton, I—I —do respect you above
all men. I feel toward you as I never
before felt toward a man. You seem
very near and—and—dear to me, and—
0, I cannot tell you what I feel. I
cannot express my thoughts."
He gently took one of her hands and
holding it between both of his own,
said to her:
"Miss Sanford—Alice. I believe I hold
a warm place in your purest of woman
ly hearts, and the belief floods my soul
with a joy almost boundless. Just a
word from your lips, just one little
word telling ine I may hope some day
in the future to win you. and my sol
ditr life will pass as but a drcum from
which I will awaken into a heaven of
joy and rapture. \ r ill you give me this
"O, Mr. Thornton. I can no longer
stifle 'lie words which 'rise from my
heart. I ilo love you; I have lonff loved
you. and have nightly prayed to my
Father in Heaven that the social barrier
between us might melt away that 1
might not so fear my love was hopeless.
Yes, my king among men, you may
hope, and when you are restored to the
world I will be as proud to proclaim
your love for me as I am now proud tc
lie would fain have clasped her to his
breast, but prudence forbade any dem
onstration of love in so public a place,
and with the bells of joy ringing in
every tone of his manly voice, he said:
"May Heaven bless you, my dear girl,
for that assurance. It will be the guid
ing star to lead me from this bondage
to the freedom of independence. I
have dared to paint the most glowing
mental pictures of our future, for I
have long felt that you would some day
come into my life and reifrn as queen
over my heart and home. Your father
"WILL YOU GIVE ME THIS HOPE, ALICE?"
is growing old, my dear one, and will
no doubt soon be satisfied with the
proud distinction he has won by life
long service of his country, and will
seek retirement that he may pass the
evening of his life in peace and quie
tude. I will be able to lay wealth a.t
your feet, and in a lovely home some
where, with that good old man as our -
especial care, we will live surrounded
by a halo of love which no clouds can
ever dim. Is not the picture a pleasant
oue to contemplate?"
"Beautiful! Beautiful!" she replied
her face glowing with the new joy
which tilled her heart, "ami I pray the
dear Lord that no cruel bl •» may fall
to crush our hop* - Will you ur.t now
use every endeavor to secure y-itir dis
charge from the service?"
"Vou must be p::' °ent. ik#r one. I
must have time to T ' 11:»t; what is liest
to be done. And now \li we l>oth
have a part to play. It iai:--t never be
known that a word of love has been
spoken between us. 1 fully r( alize
your position, and kn >w but too well
tho reproach which would be cast upon
you were k •» become known that you
had placed your • - upon a pri
vate in the ranks, and v.c . * fuard
well our secret until I can come for
ward as a man and claim the dearest
prize (rod ever held within the reach
of lover's eager hand. Take one as
surance to your heart, my darling. I
will never claim that prize until I can
do so as one who stands your equal in
social life, and who can face your fa
ther as man toman and ask him for the
priceless treasure he so dearly loves."
"O, I fear I can never hide my love."
she replied in tremulous voice. "When
I see vou my eyes will tell the story
plainly as words, and when I address
you in the presence of others my voice
will proclaim that which prudence
bids me conceal. I will be very happy,
Edward, yet very iinpatient for the
day of your deliverance to come. Will
you not try to ha.-ten it?"
"Yes. Alice, I will. After a day or
two when I have had time to fully
formulate my plans I will write to my
aunt, and the dear old soul will follow
any suggestion I may make looking to
my release. It will not be long ere I
ean claim my —my—little—wife."
Her breast was filled with a strange
rapture, and a smile of radiant joy lit
up her fresh j-ounj? face. For more
than an hour they sat there upon the
rock lost in a blissful dream of love, he
painting bright pictures of n future
alight with roseate happiness, she
drinking in his every word with
rapturous delight. The sun slowly
sank behind the San Mateo peaks,
flashing back great showers of golden
light to tinge the fleecy clouds with
rare colorings of transparent loveli
ness. More and more brilliant jrrew
the radiant colors as the great orb of
day withdrew its face from the grand
panorama of plain and mountain, until
the whole western skies hung as a
golden canopy al>ove the mighty range.
The lovers sat and gazed upon the
wondrous pietu* in blissful silence un
til Alice softly whispered:
"It is an omen of good, my beloved.
A forecast of our future when our mar
ital skies shall ke ever tinged with
golden radiance from the never setting
sun of love."
[TO BE COSTCJtTED.J
"On what ground do you expect to
base your suit for a divorce?" asked the
"On the ground of extreme and re
peated cruelty," replied Mrs. Gadabout.
"Y r ou will pardon me. madam." re
joined the attorney, "for suggesting
that there may be some difficulty in es
tablishing a charge of that kind to the
satisfaction of the court."
"Why—why, you are rather robust,
you know, and your husband is consid
erably below the average in point of
"I didn't mean that he'd been cruel
to me," said Mrs. Gadaltout, beginning
to sob. "It's his er-er-cruelty to Fido!"
Weeks vs. Years.
He (five weeks after marriage)—l
have brought you a birthday present,
my angvl a diamond necklace, which,
however, will pale before the bright
ness of j'our eyes.
He (five years after marriage)—l have
brought you a birthday present—an
She —But, my dear. I do not smoke
He —X-o, but if you have an ash-re
ceiver for me to put my cigar ashes in,
it will save you the trouble of sweeping
them up, you know. —N. Y. Weekly.
Johnny's Coaiptete.l Simile.
"Next boy," exclaimed the teacher.
"Can you give a simile for the word
"Yes'm." responded Johnny Sum
mers. "A maiden is like cider."
"Very good. Johnny. You see, boys,"
explained the teacher, who is a lady
of uncertain age and irascible disposi
tion, "Johnny means that a maiden is
"Yes," broke in Johnny, "and grows
sour with old age."—Philadelphia Call.
The king of Dahomey frowned.
"I don't care to be barbarous," he de
clared, "but if the enemy doesn't quit
using poisoned bullets I'll turn each of
my Amazons loose with a horse and
Those present who had seen women
driving trembled, and hoped that the
monarch might never put his threat
into execution. —Detroit Tribune.
Parke —What a terrible storm we had
Lane —Did we?
Parke —Great Scott! didn't you hear
Lane —Xo. My baby had the colic. —
Buds of Promise.
Tommy Sixyearold —I'm going to be
a train robber when I get bigger.
Tommy's Sister —What are you going
to sell? Candy and fruit, and books and
cigars and things like that? —Detroit
A Fitting: Reception.
Mrs. Suburb—Dora! Dora!
Mrs. Suburb—Run to the piano and
play: "Hail to the Chief." Here comes
the new girl.—X. Y. Weekly.
A Large Contract.
Father (to daughter's suitor) Can
you support a family?
Suitor —Yes, I think so.
Father —Well, you must remember
that there are ten of us.—Christmas
If we couid meet the first girl
Who heard us breathe love's vow
She'd probably be the last girl
Who'd hear us breathe It now
TALK OP THE TKADK.
Scissor Grinder —How is business?
Rag Man—Picking up. How is yours?
Scissor Grinder— Pretty dull. —St.
The Girl on the lilcycle.
Oh! Maiden on the «iicei. rejoice.
For truth I'. is to tell—
Wbo makes of you his v. Ming choice
Must surely luvc you well:
And brave, Indeed. is he who durst. i
For be has seen you at your wjr»t.
—il S>. BrKU'e#, In Puck.
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A C ontr|r*tnco lor l orn .Jiu.c Spraying *nd
Any water-ti;,'ht keg or vessel hold
ing fifteen or twenty gallons, says
George 11 Scott in the Ohio Farmer,
will answer every purpose for holding
the liquid poison, and any old hose
that is water tight will do for a con
ductor. reachin ; from the uuder side
of the cask—or the end, if there Is any
danger of scdimeut gathering in the
sprinkler— to the inside of the right
hand gang, there attached in proper
A CUEAI' SPRINKLER.
position to cover the potato vine,
while the cultivator is doing the work,
which is really accomplished by the
operator using his judgment A
sprinkler made of copper, not more
than an inch in diameter, perforated
with numerous holes that will barely
throw a stream larger than a fine
spray, should l»e used.
There is utility in this convenience
that any farmer who owns a two
borse cultivator can appreciate when
he can cultivate and put on a good
dose of poison at the same time. We
have not tried to use the Bordeaux
mixture through this copvwiience,
presuming it would clog, but such a
contrivance with a light force pmmp
attached, similar to - a knupsaclc
sprayer, and pumped by a boy walk
ing atone side with a hand grip reach
ing to the pump handle. Would be
made cheaper and more easily
managed than carrying the bulk of
poisoned water necessary to go over
ten or more acres of potatoes.
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
TOBACCO water will destroy buifsand
worms in rosebushes.
SALT sprinkled on the ground around
them is good for quince trees.
NEVER apply coarse, fresh manure
close around the steins of the trees.
Is the orcharJ, as elsewhere, do not
try to spread over too much ground.
THE plum does best when planted
closely, twelve to fifteen feet being ar
RHUBARB plants can now be covered
with manure and the covering be left
on nntil spring.
ALL roots, such as beets, parsnips,
etc.. will keep fresh all winter if
packed in sand in the cellar.
BY banking up all fall-planted trees
Injury from the heaving during the
winter may be largely prevented.
AHT attempt to change the form of
a tree after it commences to bear is
almost certain to damage the tree seri
GRAPES in open ground that are
pruned in the fall should be laid down
and kept down by weighting to hold
them in place.
MULCHING greatly assists in pro
tecting strawberry plants during the
winter. It should be applied as soon
as the ground freezes.
Is the fall is a R-ood time to plant
rows of evergreens in such positions
that they will shelter the orchards and
buildings from cold winds.
REPOTTING of plants becomes neces
sary at intervals for two reasons,
namely, the plant uses up the availa
ble fertility In the soil and fills the jjot
SOOT-WATER is a safe and efficient
fertilizer for all kinds of plants grow
ing in pots. Generally, the better plan
Is to put soot in water and use it in
watering 1 the plants.
TRAINING GRAPE VINES.
A System Said to Ho Superior to Old-
Our system of training here illus
trated has superseded all other meth
ods in this vicinity. If the vines when
in thrifty growing condition are as-
i ~*\f nci
. j| r ,,
sisted to loop around the nick at the
top of stakes, they are more securely
fastened than is usually done with
twine. Once tied they are permanent
ly fastened until the stakes are re
moved or loops severed. The points
of superiority claimed for this system
are: Economy in labor of construction
and trellis material; convenience in
cultivating and gathering the grapes;
also, in pruning and regulating the
number bearin',' of canes. '1 he illustra
tion makes construction plain. In
Fig. I 'i indicates the place where the
vine is cut back the first season; 6,
where cut back second season. Fig. 2
shows how a ten-foot post is cut into
two posts, each being five and one
half feet long.—L D Hudgins, in
"I hear that Jigson holds quite a re
sponsible position, and that he is finan
cially interested in the concern he is
"Yes; they owe him six months' sal
lie Knew the Odor.
Seedy Samson —You see. your honor,
I was intoxicated with joy over—
His Honor The intoxication may
have l>een of joy. but the odor is the
odor of alcohol. Thirty days.—Minne
Editor —Mr. Keating would l>e just
the man for our "information depart
Editor—He has raised a family of i
Foggyduff I have no money to spend !
Pacer—Of course you haven't, and
that's just the reason.—Boston Tran
"She is a pirlof seventeen summers."
"Indeed! How old was she when she
began to have summers?" —Detroit
A Happy Man.
Goes seek and neck with time.
Hot reckons what ho s missed.
Forgets the girls (subbed.
QUICKEST HANGING ON RECORU
tfjil Fwfullon Performed ln*l.le of l our
Mintit* s 10 \rroniuiuJile Reporter*.
Capt .1 l> Tatten. warden of the In
diana state prison at .leffersonville,
has the record for superintending the
quickest legal hanging ever accom
plished in this or any other country,
says the St. Louis Republic The laws
of Indiana prescribe that the death
sentence must he executed between
midnight and the dawn of the day set
by the conrt. A man named Stone had
butchered a whole family in Davis
county, of that state, and had been
condemned to death. The ease was a
celebrated one. and newspaper men
from Indianapolis and Louisville went
down to Jetfersonville in a perfect
phalanx to witness and report the
famous criminal's exit from this vale
of tears. They arrived in the early
evening, exacting to return to their
homes on a train leaving Jeffersouville
about one o'clock, by which time they
expected the execution to be over. To
their intense disappointment and
chagrin they discovered that the last
train they could take departed from
the prison town at twelve o'clock at
Having determined this they set
about arranging' matters so they could
Bee the hanging and yet catch the
train. They telegraphed the circum
stances ahead to the conductor, asking
him to hold the train until after the
execution. lie consented to hold it
live minutes only. They were filled
with despair! Who ever heard of a
hanging, including prayers, speech
making, etc., in live brief minutes?
But, nevertheless, they commenced to
work on Warden l'atten. The result
was that everything was at once gotten
ready for sending the murderer to
eternity. Promptly at the stroke of
midnight the parson finished his
prayer; in five more seconds the noose
was around the condemned man's neck,
the black cap drawn, the trap sprung
and in two minutes and twenty-two
seconds the attending physician pro
nounced the murderer a corpse. Car
riages waiting outside the inclosure
bore the reporters to the train in an
other minute, and with nearly sevepty
seconds to spare the train pulled out.
RICN, BUT STOLE A SAUSAGE.
A Queer Case of Kleptomania Keren My
Drought to Light In Paris.
We all have heard in our lives of
kleptomania, but I do not think that
anyone ever really believed in it,
the Philadelphia Telegraph. We knjw
vaguely that a man who steals whole
railroads and dies a millionaire is a
great financier, and we also know that
a ntan who steals a loaf of bread to
save his family from starvation is a
thief and goes to jail, but it is hard to
realize that there are people who steal
trifles simply from a species of insan
ity. Yet a shining example of this has
just come to light in Paris. The lady,
whose name for obvious reasons it is
not well to mention, is a well known
figure in Paris society.
She is extremely handsome and
dresses superbly, but is never seen in
public alone. Some member of her
family always accompanies her and
never leaves her side for an instant, al
though a married woman over thirty
years of age does not usually require
such minute chaperonage. She is a
very charming woman, and a very
brilliant conversationalist, and is
most deservedly popular here. The
horror of her friends may be guessed
when she was arrested recently on the
Faubourg Montmartre for stealing a
sausage valued at eight cents from the
front of a g-rocory. The fxraoar had h«r
promptly arrested, and on searching
lier they found some potatoes, some
eggs, an opera glass, a photograph of
Carnot, a coffee cup and saucer and a
spoon, and also, unhappily, her card
case, giving her full name and address,
the only thiug that was legally her
property, as the other articles were
I claimed by their rightful owners, from
whom she had annexed them: The
family were sent for, and by paying
for the stolen objects were able to re
lease their poor relative, who sat weep
ing bitterly. It seems that this irre
sistible impulse to appropriate other
people's goods is periodic.
Orcst Library In Distress.
An appeal for help has recently been
made by the Bodleian library at Ox
ford, which is the largest university
library in the worid, and is surpassed
by only five national libraries, the
Bibliothcque nationale at Paris, the
British museum, the Imperial library
at St. Petersburg, and the royal libra
ries at Munich and Berlin. It receives
for all purposes forty-five thousand
dollars a year, and needs money to sup
port its staff; to-prepare its catalogue
which is now years behind the times;
to heat the portrait gallery; to repair
the building, the finest public edifice of
the time of James 1., and to provide
shelves for books in the Ashmolean
museum, which has just been put at its
disposal. The Bodleian contains over
half a million volumes, the separate
titles in the catalogue amounting to a
million and a half; the new accessions
of books and pamphlets are nearly
sixty million a year; it has the second
largest numismatic .collection in the
British empire. Books and coins are
declared by the librarian to be in a
state of chaos owing to the lack of
funds; the library needs at least
seventy-five thousand to be kept ef
ficient. and he calls on the public for
assistance, as Oxford, owing to the
agricultural depression, is too poor to
support its own library.
War on Insects.
The insect foes of the farmers are to
be experimentally studied n a new de
partment of the Pasteur institute in
Paris, with a view to better protection
against them. Attention will be given
U> the collection and cultivation of all
the yaenogenic microbes of insects and
animals destructive to crops, to the
study of the conditions of development
of these microbes, to the direction of
field experiments and to the control of
practical applications of the results. A
committee of specialists will consider
the best means of applying these re
sults to the benefit of agriculture.
"Mrs. Bangle Is perfectly devoted to
Mrs. Slasher —How very sad!
"Sad? How do you make that out?"
Mrs. Slasher—Why, her poor darling
Fido must be dead. Chicago Inter
A LOTely Disposition.
Mr. Mildeyes (seeking a reconcilia
tion)— You're prettier now, Emma,
than you used to be.
Mrs. Mildeyes (still angry) —That's
right—tell me to my face that I used
to be homely.—Chicago Record.
A Popular Disease.
Doctor —He has some cort of a slow
fever. Have you any idea where he
Mrs. Dugan—Slow fever, is it? Yis—
he's bin wor-r-rukin' in Philadelphia
for th' last wake.—Puck.
As I"p-to-Date Burglar.
First Burglar—Well, are yer ready
Second Burglar—l guess so. I've got
the sandbag, the chloroform and jemmy
—but, Holy Ilandcuffsl I come pretty
near fergettin' me bullet-proof coat. —
N. Y. World.
"Papa,"' said Benny Bloobumper as
he munched his turkey drumstick, "do
chickens and turkeys go to Heaven?"
"Xo, Benny," replied Bloobumper.
'.'TJjvyjret Ifctir uwks twirled in tUis-"