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Spain has slowly but surely been
forced tj abandon its stand in consid
eration of "pride" and "glory."
The foreign demand for breadstuff's
continues to be heavy, and the sup
ply is still equal to the demand. A
great country this, and the limit of its
resources is not yet approached.
Apropos of England's warlike ac
tivity it is timely to recall Gladstone's
famous reply in the House of Com
mons: "No, we are not at war; we
are conducting <nilitary operations."
Coal mining is now one of Mis
souri's oliief industries. The annual
report of the United States' geological
survey credits her with producing in
1897 2,665,626 tons, the cash value of
which is placed at $2,887,824.
The scheme of American popular
education will not reach its highest
development until every boy and girl
shnll be fitted, before leaving school,
to use every power to its highest ca
pacity to rightly perform the duties of
family and civic relations, and to
"make a living" by some handicraft
the elements of which have been
Time was when to have written a
book gave a person some degree of
distinction. Men aud women were
pointed out as the authors of certain
books, and these books, once named
in educated circles, were recognized.
But that time has measurably gone by.
JTo have written a book nowadays is to
havo done what thousands of others
have done, aud aro busily engaged at
this very hour in doing. The state
ment amounts to little more than does
the statement that a certain person
has designed an office building, lias
invented a labor-saving machine, has
constructed a new kind of street-car
rail, or a wagon.
While Porto Rico is densely popu
lated, yet.ia view of the groat wealth
©f the island, there is still room for
thousands of immigrants of tfie right
sort. Under the stimulating efteet of
American ideas Porto Rico will soou
begin to astonish the world with her
growth. So long as she was lettered
the tyranny of Spain she could not
rlu this, but uow that she is permitted
to inhale the atmosphere of freedom,
she will speedily make up for what
she has lost. We will miss our guess
il Porto Rico within the next lew
jears does not become one of the
most coveted gems on the breast of
the ocean, observes the Atlanta Con
After struggling for a long tima
with the problem of over production,
the butter makers opened a central
warehouse at Sydney, New South
Wale-", where they sent all their but
ter, and whence it was sold at whole
sale at certain fixed prices, varying
according to the season of the year,
but never falling below sixteen cents.
What butter is not sold at that price
is shipped in cold storage to Loudon.
In this way the price is kept up. Co
operation among farmers is admittedly
one of the most difficult .of social
problems. Farming is generally car
ried on with insufficient capital, which
makes the farmer a long-credit man,
and places him largely in the hands
of the middlemen. Farming really
requires a liberal education and large
executive ability. What the farmers
of New South Wales have done, how
ever, might be done by American
farmers, especially since the London
market is much nearer America than
it is Now South Wales. But it can't
be done with cotton, for the obvious
reason thai the Loudon market is
glutted at the start.
The Abstract of Statistics of the
Railways of the United Slates, for the
year ending June 30, 1897, just is
sued by the interstate commerce
commission, gives some interesting
figures. There are 181,128 miles of
railway in the country; of second,
third and fourth tracks 12,705 miles,
and of yard and track sidings 46,221
miles, making a giaiul total of 243,-
444 miles. One-third of the rails in
yards and sidi.tgs are of iron, and 95
per cent, of all others are stee . There
are 10,017 passenger locomotives, 20,-
398 freight aud 5102 for switching;
33,620 passenger aud 1,221,730 freight
cars. Tliere are 823,476 men em
ployed by the railways; the amount
paid them represents 61.87 per cent,
of the total operating expenses.
There were 489,445,198 passengers
Carried, and 43,168 casualities oc
jurred, of which 6437 resulted in
leath; 1693 ra ; ;way employes were
killed and 27,667 injured. One out of
every 2,204,708 passengers was killed,
Mid one out of every 175,116 was in
jured; of employes oue out of every
186 was killed; and one out of every
iO was injured
la old England yon can get a shave
lor four cents, hair cut for eiglit cents,
and a telegram for twelve cents. As
suredly, old England beats as on the
price of some thiugs.
From Indiana comes the story of a
man of the name of Mania who is j.
happy father for the thirtieth time.
There will be a company of them bj
the time the next war comes around.
Harvard's memorial to her son»
who gave up their young lives fo*
their country in the latest war will bs
forthcoming indue time, but not in a
hurry. Lasting memorials are nevei
erected in haste.
President Eliot of Harvard said the
other day that the modern university
sometimes "develops a very pecnliai
human being, the scientific specialist.
He wants his name known, not tc
millions but to rive or six students ol
the Latin dative case. He does not
make money, because, like Louis
Agassiz, he hasn't time.
The spread of Western ideas in
Japan has not proved an unmixed
blessing. Adulteration and fraudu
lent trading have followed in the
wake. As the demand for European
medicaments increased dishonest for
eign merchants introduced a large
quantity of inferior aud adulterated
drugs into Japau. Consequently 112
law had to be enacted to the etlec'
that all drugs landed in Japan nuts*
bo taken to the state laboratories be
«ore they could be sold to the public.
A steamboat company which oper
ates boa's H)ii one of the Bavarian
lakes has introduced a curious inuo
vation in the matter of children')
fares, which are iu future to be regu
lated by measure. Children under lit
centimetres in height are togo free,
children measuring over CO and uudei
130 centimetres must pay half price.
Presumably this regulation has beer
introduced because parents, howevei
capable of cheating as regards theii
offsprings' age, caunot deceive tlu
company iu regard to their height.
Colorado is in favor of the abolitioi
of capital punishment, but thinks,
with Alphouse Karr, that the murder
ders should stop first. Two years age
the state passed a law making life im
prisonment instead of death the pen
alty for murder, and now there is i
popular agitation for its repeal. I
was found by experiment that as t<
stopping first the Colorado murderei
would not think of it; in fact, In
would not stop at all, and went OL
worse than ever as soon as the
abolishing the death penalty wai
passed. An effort will now be inadi
to have it restored, aud though i)
promises to encounter sentimental ant
human!arian opposition, thoprospecti
are that it will succeed, and the nor
mal average of homicides in that statt
A war between France and Eng
laud would immediately develop th<
strength of tlio sympathy now exist
iug between tin? United States alio
the latter, says the Washington Star.
Wo should be called upon at once tc
reciprocate the good will extended tc
us during our war with Spain, aud tlit
response would not disappoint oui
English cousins. We, as they, iu a
contest represntiug the interests oi
the two civilizations, are for the An
glo-Saxon as against the Latin. Th«
world is moving rapidly now. W«
have but recently turned a sharp cor
ner ourselves, aud are facing a situa
tion undreamt of six mouths ago.
Euglaud is with us. So if she should
turn a sharp corner and confront 8
new aud difficult situation we wouh)
be with her.
Take the standing armies on »
peace footing of the six great pow
ers. They number as follows: Rus
sia, 870,000; Germany, 595 000|
France, 590,000; Great Britain, 361,.
000; Austria-Hungary, 359,000, auo
Italy, 185,000. There are 2,960,006
men who are now non-productive anq
supported by t lit? governments at pub
lic expense. Disbandmeut would re
lieve the nations of the cost of sup
porting them. It would also send
that vast army of men in the verj
prime of young manhood into th«
already crowded marts of commerce
and workshops of industry. Such an
invasion would unquestionably have a
marked effect. We may form some
idea of it by imagining a mill on ot
more able-bodied young men sudden
ly added to the population of the
United States. Only in those older
Countries there would be not a titht
>f the room for them that there would
be here, observes the New York Tri
bune. The increase of pressure and
of competition in the "struggle for
life" would be enormous.
THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
He was a friend toman, and be lived in a houic by the side of tbe road.—Homer.
There are hermit souls that live with- I know there are brook gladdened meadows
Iu the place of their self-content; And mountains of wearisome height,
There are souls, like stars, that dwell apart, That the road passes onto the long after-
In a feilowless firmament; noon
There are pioneer souls that blaze tbelr And stretches away to the night.
paths But still I rejoice when the travelers rejoice,
Where highways never ran, And weop with the strnugers that moan.
But let me live by the side of the road Nor live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend toman. Like a man who dwells alone.
I see from my house by the side of the road, Let me live in my house by the side of the
By the side of the highway of life. road,
The men who pross on with the ardor of Where the race of men go by.
hope, They ure good, they are bud, they are weak,
The men who are faint with the strife. they are strong.
But I turn not away from their smiles nor Wise, foolish. 80 um I.
their tears — Then why should I sit in the seorner's seat,
Both parts of an Infinite plan. Or burl the cynic's ban?
Let me live in my house by the side of the Let me live in my house by the side of the
And be a friend toman. And be a friend toman.
—Sam Walter Foss.
j A Happu Mistake. \
Day by day I had seen the lines of
care deepen round my father's mouth
and forehead aud watched my moth
er's pale and anxious gaze rest upon
Night after night did Maude and I
lay side by side and spend the hours
when sleep, they tell us, lends us
beauty iu wondering what trouble was
hovering over us.
But the knowledge came all too
soon. My lather had lent money
which he supposed he could call in at
any time. The time arrived, but the
money was not forthcoming. His
health was rapidly failing him, a fact
his business anxieties in no way
helped, and we soou knew he must
11101 tgage heavily the farm aud that if
his health contiuued to fail he might
soon be unable even to pay the inter
Then T.Taude and I began to hold
our whispered conversations to better
purpose—to decide that we are stroug
and young and healthy aud that such
gifts were given to us to be made use
of. And so it ended iu our sending
off a mysterious letter to the old
school teacher and waiting aud watch
ing days for a reply, which came at
last to tell us she had succeeded in
finding a situation as governess at a
competency which to us seemed
The lady was willing to take anyone
ou her recommendation, and either of
us, she felt assured, would till the
role. So she left it for us to decide
—one must go and one must stay.
At last Maude said it must be she
who would go aud wrote and appointed
a day for her coming.
The intervening time passed rapidly
away in busy preparation, and at last
the one Sunday left us rose bright
and clear. Muude looked so lovely
that morning in her pretty hat, with
its long, drooping feather, that I did
not wonder the eyes of a stranger iu
the chiych wandered persistently to
He was a tall.handsome man,sitting
with the Leonards—a name which in
our village represented its aristocracy
There were gentlemen from London
visiting there constantly, but their
gaze did not often wander from the
stylish, elegant Misses Leonard to
seek any other attractions.
I saw them glauce round ouce or
twice, as if to discover what else iu
the church could possibly distract at
tention iron themselves, and I fear I
felt more pride in Maude's beauty
than was quite consistent with the
sacred place in which we were.
My father grew rapidly worse in
stead of better, and it was bard work
so to word my letters to Maude that
she should not know of the skeleton
iu our home—the shadow of coming
Her letters were bright and cheery,
aud when at last I told her that our
father grew no better she answered
she had met Dr. Melrose, who was a
relative of the lady whose children she
taught, aud asked him togo down aud
see father and that she would defray
the necessary expenses.
I almost gasped when I read the
name—Dr. Melrose. His fame had
reached even our ears. I wondered
how she could have approached him
with such a request; but I said noth
ing to father of her desire, and oue
morning, about a week later, his card
was put into my hands.
With quick, trembling limbs I has
tened down to meet him aud opened
the parlor door to find myself face to
face with the stranger who, weeks
before, had sat in the Leonards' pew.
My face grew red and pale as I rec
ognized him; but he came forward very
quietly and, taking my bauds,said:
"Come, we will have a little talk
first, and then you shall take me to
see your father."
Then wheu he left me to visit my
father I found myself awaiting bis re
turn with a calm assurance that, could
mortal aid avail him, he would find it
in Dr. Melrose's hea'ing touch.
A half-liour 1 assjd before his re
turn, and when lie entered the room I
knew I might hope.
"It is not so bad as I feared," he
said. "Time and careful nursing will
soon restore him. The latter I shall
intrust to yon."
Then he gave me his directions so
clearly that I could not misunderstand
them, aud when he bade me good bye,
holding both my hands for a moment
in his own, aud said: "You must take
care of yourself as well and not give
ijie two patients instead of oue," be
smiled so kindly that I felt my heart
lfeap as I thought:
"It's for Maude*s sake he has done
this thing. He loves her."
So the winter passed. Two or three
times the doctor came to relieve the
monotony. We looked to him almost
aH our deliverer, for father's health
and vigor were at last iestored; but
when he asked him for his biil he
"That was a private matter with
Miss Maude. She is to settle that."
My father looked amazed; but I
could appreciate the payment he
would accept, and imagined their sur
prise when he should demand it at
The summer was rapidly approach
ing. The time for Maude's home
coming was at hand.
I had reason to be happy,for Maude
was coming to a home over which hung
no shadow of debt. The mortgage
had been paid. What she had saved
should go toward her trousseau when
she needed one, for lather had pros
pered beyond all expectations.
At last I heard the sound of wheels.
Nearer and nearer.
"I bring you a surprise," she lind
written, and by her side sat Dr. Mel
rose. I knew it all. Was it not as I
pictured,fancied,hoped? I only know
that an impulse which sprang from
sumo corner of my brain caused mo to
turn hastily up the stuirs and, burying
my head iu my pillow, sob nloud.
"Ellie, darling! Where are you?"
questioned a sweet, girlish voice; and
I sprang up,ashamed of mv momentary
weakness,to find myself clasped in my
sister's warm, loving embrace.
And, taking me by tbe band,she ran
rapidly down into the room where they
Dr. Melrose instantly arose and came
forward with his old smile of welcome
aud made a movement as though he
would already give me a brother's
kiss, but remembered in time that his
secret was not yet disclosed.
The evening parsed rapidly away iu
pleasant laugh and jest. Occasion
ally 1 intercepted a glance between
Maude aud her guest,full of meaning,
but no one else seemed to notice it.
At last he rose to bid us goal night,
and as he held my hand a moment iu
his own he whispered:
"You have always been the most in
defatigable iu pressing my small claim
upon you. Tomorrow I will present
it to you for payment. May I see you
for a few moments in the morning?"
"Certainly," I answered; but my
voice trembled, and I think had he
stayed a moment longer I should have
burst into tears.
All through that long night I
watched my sister, sleeping so peace
fully by my side, waging my little war
How natural that he should love her.
so young,so lovely! But,ah! why had
my heart gone forth nuasked to meet
him? At least the secret was all my
own -none would suspect it.
I had not known it myself until I
had see:i them side by side. With,per
haps, a shade less color, a little quivering
of the lips,but nothiug more,l entered
the parlor next morning to greet Dr.
Melrose, who stood waiting for me.
"I have come, as you know,to claim
my payment, Ellie. Can you not
A momentary struggle with myself,
then I answered bravely:
"Yes, I know it all. You have my
consent, Dr. Melrose, although you
take our dearest possession.'^
He looked bewildered,but suddenly
seemed to understand, as he said,
"Then you know, Ellie? Since the
day I first saw you iu church I have
loved you, have cherished as my fond
est dream the hope of making you my
wife! Darling, you are sure I have
"But Maude?" I almost gasped.
"Maude is only too hnppy iu the
hope that I may win you. She is en
gaged to a cousin whom she met at
Mrs. Marvin's and who is soon coming
to claim her. Ho is a splendid fellow
and well worthy of her; but I, ah! my
darling, can accept no other payment
And, iu a wild burst of passionate
joy, of marvelous unbelief, I gave it
to him, as he sealed it with the first
kiss of our betrothal.
Cagcil Panther Attncks it Girl.
An unusual accident befell a young
workwoman on the Boulevard Belle
ville, Paris, recently. The girl, who
had beeu turned out of her room be
cause she could not pay lier rent, was
wandering through the streets till she
arrived 011 the boulevard, where she
crawled for refuge beneath the floor
of a menagerie.
She drew so near to one of the cages
that its occupant, which was a large
panther, immediately put its claws
through the bars and held her firmly.
The girl's set earns aroused the staff of
the tueuagerie, who rushod to her
rescue. They labored for several min
utes to make the panther release its
prey, but they did not succeed until a
red hot irou bar was used.
The poor girl's arm and shoulder
were fearfully lacerated, but the phy
sicians say she will recover.
LOOKING AHEAD THIRTY YEARS.
Sequences til 194J of the War Between
America antl Spain.
Extracts from tbe New York daily
papers of 1928:
"Tbe reunion of tbe Society of tbe
Survivors of tbe Battle of Cavite at
Madison Square garden last evening
was a most successful occasion from
both a social and financial point ol
view. Over 7000 men be s were in at
tendance, nearly four-Hubs of tbe en
tire membership, and tbe accommoda
tions of the hall were strained to the
utmost. After the banquet addressee
were made by a number of tbe promi
nent members, and letters of regret
were read from the president and tbe
governors of New York, Pennsylvania,
Porto Rico and Cuba. Among those
who addressed tbe meeting were Rev.
George Dewey Fitzgibbons, Hon.
Dewey Manila Brown. Hon. Cavite G.
Jones, Governor Philippine Olympio
Green and Vice-President Raleigh
Concord Tubb. After the banquet
was over dancing was indulged in
until a late hour."
"Tbe Patriotic Order of the Sons of
Cuban Liberty gave an entertainment
iu their hall, No. 1074 Bowery,last even
ing, tbe receipts of which are togo
toward building a monument to the
memory of tbe Cubans who lost their
lives iu the late war. A fair attend
ance was present, and tbe musical
numbers were well rendered by Mrs.
Santiago Cortez Coogan, Cieufuegos
Murphy, Ainphitrite Cook and Matnn
zas Johnson. Mr. Habuna O'Dou
oghuemade quite a hit with his recita
tion of 'When Gomez Marched to
Dinner.' Quite a neat little sum was
"From Sampson, Ky., comes a dis
patch which says that John K. Little
jobn.a gunner's mate on the Nashville
iu tbe late war with Spain and who
claims to have tired the first hostile
shot of the war, died in that town on
Wednesday. We have no wish to
doubt the veracity of tbe Sampson
Bugle,but at the same time Mr. Little
johu is the 23rd man to die since the
war was ended claiming the honor of
having tired the first hostile shot.
Isn't this rather overdoing it?"
"Schley J. O'Brien, 28 years of age,
was picked up by Officer Good iu
Bleecker street last night in an iutox
icated condition. Before Judge Coo-
Icy this morning O'Brien claimed that
his condition was the result of discuss
ing the war with Spain in the Maine
saloon yesterday evening with two
cronies, Bill Dewey Naughton and
Bagley Terror O'Rourke. Judge Coo
ley decided that, in view of the cir
cumstances, the prisoner was lucky
to offend by a mere plain drunk, and
Mr. O'Brien was released."
"A youth giving his name as Au
gustus Cuban Libre Ligbtfoot was ar
rested yesterday while acting in a
suspicious manner on Broadway.
Lightfoot is thought fo be an alias of
'Hot Shot' Smith,a noted sneak thief,
who has of late been operating suc
cessfully in the neighborhood of Fifth
avenue and Thirty-eighth street. The
prisoner claims to have been the first
child born on Cuban soil of American
parents after the capitulation of Ha
vana. He is still iu custody."—Lou
QUAINT AND CURIOUS-
South Africa has a telephone system.
There are nearly 3000 stitches in a
pair of hand-sewn boots.
California has a club of left-handed
persons with over 2000 members.
It has been ascertained that plate
glass will make a more durable monu
ment the hardest granite.
In some of the farming districts of
China pigs are harnessed to small
wagons and made to draw them.
Two British Guiana stamps, dated
1850, and worth originally one penny
each, were sold in Berlin not long ago
The old custom of watchmen calling
the hour at night is Btill retained in
two localities of London, namely,
New Inn and Ely Place.
It is a remarkable fact that, as a
rule, the sewing done by male tailors
is neater, tiuer and more uniform
thau that done by women.
Iu Peru it was once the custom for
domestic servants to have two of their
upper front teeth extracted. Their
abseuce indicated their servitude.
The largest woman in the South,
Mrs. Mary Magi.pie, colored, died
recently at Little Rock, Ark. Her age
was thirty, and she weighed 500
A Walkden, England, mechanic has
succeeded iu breaking his legs twenty
four times in the last fifty-two years.
The Manchester doctors look on him
as a marvel.
A bill-board before a church in Pais
ley, Scotland, contains this announce
ment: "Only short sermons delivered
here. Excellent music. This is the
plaeo to save your soul and be happy.
A Convict's ltemnrkable Escape.
An extraordinary escape from jail
was made the other week by a youug
man from the Pentonville prison.
This prison is one of the great houses
of detention for all sorts of crimiuals,
and it is situated in the very heart of
London, Eng. In some way or other
a man got out of his cell, scaled the
walls, several of them, aud dropped
in safety to the ground. He was at
once pursued, as a laborer employed
iu the prisou was applyiug for admis
sion at the main gate just at the mo
ment when the prisoner dropped from
tbe outer wall. In five minutes' time
at least a hundred persons had taken
up the hue and cry; but the convict,
who, it seems, can run like a hare and
has a marvelous capacity for climbing
up walls, manage 1 to evade his pur
suers and was soon lost in the maze
of streets snrronndiug the prison.—
New York Mail and Exrne-s.
THE NEW IDEAL.
X want no duke or honored earl,
No brave and valiant knight;
I want a man who will tend the store
And the kitchen flres light.
I want no daring warrior,
Before whose sword men (all;
I want a timid little man
Who will answer to my call.
I wnnt no lordly banker
With wealth on land and sea;
I wunt a man whose hoardings
Shall in my keeping be.
I want no handsome, brilliant man
Whose glance the heart can hurt;
I want a man so ugly
That none will with him flirt.
I want no man of learning,
Of knowledge vast and high;
I want a man who knows and feels
lie knows much legs tban I.
He—Do you really believe ignor
ance is bliss? She —1 don't know.
You seem to be happy.
"Stubbs has written an essay on
'A Bail Tendency in Modem Litera
ture.' " "How egotistical!"
Mrs. Enpeck—You acted like a fool
when you proposed to me. Enj eck—
That wasn't acting, my dear.
Persistency is the road to success.
The only known exception to this role
is a hen sitting on a china egg.
Professor (in medical college]—
What is the first thing you do in case
of a cold? Bright Student—Sneeze,
"I hear he refused to take chloro
form when he was operated on."
"Yes; said he'd rather take it when
he paid his bill."
"Will you have some of the sugar
cured ham?" asked the landlady.
"What was it cured of?" asked the
new boarder suspiciously.
"I say, Floss, what makes that
snake tie himself up in a knot?"
" 'Cause he wants to remember some
thing, and he ain't got any handker
"So that absconding cashier got
away by sacrificing his beard, did he?"
asked the reporter. "l"es," said the
detective. "1 missed him by u close
Jack Spratt liked a two-dollar hat,
But his wife chose one for ten;
They couldn't agree, so Mrs. Spratt she
Went home to her mother uguin.
He (who lias been hanging fire nil
summer) —Are you fond of puppies,
Miss Shapley? She (promptly)— What
a singular way you have of proposing;
Little Georgie—Do you folks ever
have family prayers before breakfast?
Little Albeit—.No; we have prayers
before we goto bed. We ain't afraid
in the daytime.
Mrs. Nagleigh—l suppose von are
satisfied now that you made a mistake
wheu you married me. Mr. Nagleigh
ll2 made the mistake all right, bnt
I'm uot satisfied.
Mrs. Putt—l had to get rid of my
cook. Mrs. Bye—lndeed? Mrs. Putt
Yes; she use l one of my golf sticks
for kindling wood, and three of Hen
ry's walking sticks right at hand.
"If everybody had a sense of
humor," says a philosopher, "stupid
peojile could not make aliviug." But
if everybody had a sense of humpt
there would not be any stupid people.
Wife —My dear, your table manners
are not as they should be lately. \\ ho
have you been associating with? Hus
baiul—For t e last week, darling, I
have been taking lunch with your
Agitated Young Bridegroom (imme
diately alter the ceremony)—Serena,
shall—shall I—shall we—shall we
kiss? Self-possessed Bride (her third
experience)—lt is my usual custom,
Good Breeding on tlie Scaffold.
The Princess of Monaco, on the
morning of her execution, about hall
an hour before the fatal Kutumoue
came, after having tried in vain tc
procure a pair of scissors, broke one
of the window panes, and, with a
fragment of the glass, sawed off her
magnificent hair, which she delivered
t./ tier contidtn ial friend to be kept
for ner children. She then took a pot
of rouge, and with the utmost delib
eration applied some of it to her
cheeks, giving as a reason for this
strange conduct that if she happened
to have a moment of weakness and
grew pale the populace at least should
not have the satisfaction of conclud
ing that she was a coward.
Under similar circumstances Mine.
Roland did an equally brave thing.
S e was taken to the place of execu
tion in company with one mau only,
who seemed by no means reconciled
to his fate, and, on the contrary,
showed symptoms of the most violent
fear. When they arrived at the scaf
fold Mme. Roland begg d that he
should ascend it first, lor she was
well convinced that he had not suth
cieut courage to witness her execu
tion. "Besides,sir," added she, "you
certainly have too much g< oil breed
ing to refuse the hist request of a
lady." Huudreds of such anecdotes
may be found, but they are usually in
the histories of persoi.ages who are
well known rather than in the histo
ries of countiies. —Ladies' Home
A MiinHoiialHnd Mystery.
Henry Wade, jeweler, has received
two gold Venetian coins, vhioh were
recently found on the banks of a
rher iu The pieces
which are about the size of a shilling,
appeared to be of great age, and bore
inscriptions in Latin. As to how
these ancient coins came to such an
out-of-the-way part of the world as
Maslionulaud is a mystery and offers s
field of much speculation. Mr. Wade
is making casts, wh.ch he will for
ward to expe ts in numismatics at