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KKYXOLDSVILLK, PKXN'A., WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 1893.
1'tUvcin.ti f line Ciililk'"o.
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The short lliii iH'tni'i'ii 1'iiltoK Uldt'ivny,
llrndfonl, :ilnmaiH-a, ItiitVatM. KiM-lti.tcr,
Niagara Viilli" iiikI points In II"1 upper nil
(in mill after Nov. :illi, 102. passen
ger Ii-iiIiih w III nrt-lvc and depnrl from l-'alls
t'reck station, ilully, except .Sunday, iih fol
lows: TilO A. M. ttniilfonl A ininiodnllon-l-or
point North between Kails (reck mill
llniiirmil. 7:l." a. m. mixed iraln fur
10:OAA.M.--IliitTiilnnnrl Hochcslcr mull 1'nr
ilns-kwiiy villc, llil iy,.liilninliirtt, M I .
Jewell, lfiiiilfnid, falaniiini-a, llnlTali) anil
Itis-hcster; connecting nt Johiisoiiliiirg
Willi V. Hi K. Iraln :i, fur Wilcox, Kane,
Warren, furry anil Krlo.
10:55 A. M.- Accommodation I'nr Duliols,
Svkcs, lllii Hun mill I'unxsufnwncy.
1:201'. M. llrailfonl Accommodation For
Hoechllcc, ItnH'kwa.vvlllo. Kllmont, tur
moil, Kldgwuy, Johiisoiiliiirg, Mt.Jcwctt
4:60 P. M.-Mall-Kor Pollols, Hykos, 111k
Kun, Punxsiilnwncy mill Walston.
JiRft P.M. Accommoilatlon--I'or lullols,nig
Hun and Puiixsulawncy.
Tralna Arrive- 7:10 A. M., Ai'i'ommiMlHtlnn
Punxsutnwiioy; W:i A.M.,Mnll from Wal
ston and Punxsutawnoy; H):.V A. M., Ac
commodation from llradford: 1:20 P.M.,
Accommodation from Piiiixsutuwtioy; 4:50
P.M., Mail fnim HiitTalo anil Kochcslcr;
7:55 P. M., AiTonimiMlailoti from llrailfonl.
Thousand inllii tickets ill two cents per
tnlli1, (fowl for passage between all HtalloiiH.
i. II. MrlNTVim. Agent, Kails mrk, Pa.
J. II. llAUIIKTT K. I.APKV,
General Snpt. Gen. P". Agent
llradford Pn. Kis'hcstcr N. V.
ALLKOHKNY VALLEY RAILWAY
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Triiliw dally except Sunday.
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IN KFFKCT DKCKMBKK 18, 1S(2.
Plilladi-lpliln Krle Itnllroad Division Tlrno
Talilo. Trains leave Driftwood.
KAHTW A Kll
:04 A M-TralnH, dally exi-ept Sunlluy for
Huiibui-y. llurrlsliuri! mid tfitcrini'dlati' stu-
Tloim. urrlvliiK at
1'llllailelplllH 0:50 p. M.,
.; Ilahlnioru, 0:45 P. M.;
New York, I1
P.M. Pullman Parlor car
from WllllHmstHirt and pnHen;er eoHi'heH
from Kmie to rlillailolphlu,
8:Hs p. M. Train II, dally except, Hunday for
llarrlshurK and Intermediate NtHtlons, Hr
rlvliiii hi Philadelphia 4:25 a. m.: New York,
7:10 A. M. Through coach from Duliols to
WllllatnHnort. Pullmmi Hlei.plnir earn from
lliirrlNliuru to Philadelphia and New York.
Philadelphia passemrers can remain In
sleeper undisturbed until 7:00 a. m.
9:H5 P. M. Train 4, dally for Suiiliury, llarrls
hui'll and Intermediate stations, arriving at
Philadelphia, 11:50 a. m.; New York, H::UI
A.M.; Hnltlmore, :20 a. M.; Wasliliuiton,7::i0
A. M. Pullman cars and passermer coaches
fnim ErleHiid Wlllianisport to Philadelphia.
Passemn'm In sleepi-r for lialtimom and
Vashliiiioii will Ihi transferred Into Wash
ington sleeiMr at llarrlshurir.
7::b A. M. Train I, dally except Hunday for
liiiliMuiy, Duliols, Clermont and Inter
mediate stui Ions. Leaves Kldcwuy at 11:1X1
P. H. for Erlo.
0:50 A. M. Tri ,1 a, dally for Eric and Inter
8:27 P. M.--Tmln II, dally except Hunduy for
Kane and Intermediate st a lions.
THHOI'I.H THAI NH FtU DH1FTWOOI)
FKCJM THE EAST AND HUUT1I.
TRAIN 11 luavcM Phlladeliihla K:.M) A. m.
Washington, 7.50 A. M.; Haltlniore, N:45 A. M.;
WilkcHharre, 10:15 A. m.i dally except Hun
day, arriving at Driftwood at 11:27 p. M. with
Pullman Parlor car from Phlladeliihla to
THAIN 8 leaves New York at H p. m.s Phila
delphia, 11:20 p. m.i Washington, 10.40 a. m.t
llnlttiuore, 11:40 p. m.; dally arriving at
liiiflwiMKl at 11:50 a. m. Pullman sleeping
earn from Phllaileliihia to Erie mid from
Washington and Ifahluiore to Wllliamsiiort
ami thniugh passenger coaches from Phila
delphia to Erie and Haltlniore to Williams
port and to Duliols.
TliAIN 1 leuves Itenovo at fldH 11. in., dully
except Hunday, arriving at Driftwood 7;;t"i
(Dally except Sundav.)
TKAIN Id leaves Hldgway at 11:40 a. m.: John
Minhurg at U:.V u. 111., arriving at t'lernumt
at 10:45 a. ni.
THAIN 20 leaves Clermont at 10:55 a. m. ar
riving at Johnsouliurg ul 11:40 u. in. and
UUigway at 11:56 a. m.
JJ IDG WAY & CLEARFIELD R. R.
DAIIY EYCEPT SUNDAY.
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1 ;to 7 no
1 111 U 411
12 5ii ti mi
12 54 25
12 52 tl 28
12 50 21
12 8K Ml
12 111 5 57
12 211 (152
12 20 ft 45
12 03 5 80
K 1H H 4H
12 23 0 52
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12 IIH 10 10
1 in i lu 111
I- 11' 11
12 4(1 20 20
1UI 10 IB
1 10 10 42
114 10 4M
1 2 10 55
TUAINB LEAVE UIDC1WAY.
Eastward. , , Weatward.
Train H, 7:17 a. ni. Train 8,11:84 a. m.
Train 6, 1:45 p. ni. Train 1, 8:00 p. m.
Tluln , 7:56 p. ni. Train 11, 8:26 p. ni.
OHAH. E. PI1GH,
j. k. Wood,
Oon. Paw. Ag't.
THE OLD STAGE ROAD.
It was lorirr nrrn. hut the yniinu lrnvrf?low-efl
In their sun gilt dew ly the mountain rend,
When tho 1h,'0 kwung on fi-om his bhu-kUTi-y
Micn tho pnrtrMiri; ror vlih i tinltriv.- room.
And the rabbit prppr-d tvlth hi ryes nhfne.
And tho nipilriTl Jcrrcd from Hie Imuuli n' pine,
Anil the thrush broke short in his halt tin died
As tho irrand rrd Btnrrrro:irh jnltcil r.Ion
Tho old mute over the mountain.
It A Innc t -n when tho lend wheels n'srd.
Now thrmh'-a mny tinkle their c hlmi to th
Now nothing Iron hies tho wood himh lono.
Tho spnlrrel nibbles the feeds of his rone.
The nlBhthnwk rn(tle hl hreat In the nnil,
Tho whlto hlrrh Iran with hl silver wand.
And elflns lighten tho brambles' load.
And the clover blooms In tho gullied mad,
Tho old route over ths mountain.
And long ago at the end of Its ronto
Ths stngc pnllrrt tip and tho folks stepped ont.
They have all parsed under the tavern door,
Tho youth and his bride and the gray three-
Their eyes were wesry with dnt and gleam:
Tho day had gone like an empty dream.
Soft may they slnmhcr and trouble no more
For their eager Journey, Its Jolt and roar.
On the old mute over the monntainl
Bnt an air breathes down from the midnight
With firefly lamps nnd a rushing sigh,
And ralng whispers will mnrmnr low
Secrets and gladness they ned to know.
And often In winter the wind roars through
With thump and whistle nnd fierce halloo
And crneks the treetops and whirls tho snow
Liko phantom horses of long ago
On the old ronto over tho mountain.
Ireno Putnam In New England Magazine.
A swirl of snow from tho mountain
sido blinded tho oyes of the convict a,
nnd they vreiirily boffged to bo allowed
to rest, bnt were told roughly to push
on. Ragged nnd worn, tho poor wom
en, who hnd left home and country to
follow their exiled husbands, hugged
pnny, crying bribes to their chilled bos
oms and dragged on resolutely. A pit
iful sight, truly! Men and women, mnny
of them reared in luxury, were now
forced to march day after day in tho
most inclement weather, with scant
clothing and only tho poorest foods a
black bread made from the sweepings of
mills. Even pebbles and other refuse
formed tho greater part of tho ingredi
ents. With this bread they were al
lowed a cupful of water. That was all!
One of tho convicts, a lad of 17, whoso
handsome faco was smirched with blood
from a wound on his broad forehead,
caused by a blow from the fist of one of
the guards, leaned wearily on tho "var
nak" on his left, to whom he was chained.
Tho chain depending from his right hand
and attached to his foot seemed unusu
ally heavy, for ho was weak from loss of
blood, bnt a kick from tho guard nearest
him forced him to make a desperate ef
fort to push on. Ris glossy black hair
foil in matted locks over his brow.
Doubtless his rank had induced the au
thorities to show him some marks of fa
vor, for ho was more warmly clad than
his fellow convicts, and his head had not
been shaven. His face gleamed pale in
the aun'a ra'ys, but it aroused no pity in
the hearts of the inhuman guards.
Ivan Smoloff, the youngest convict in
this detachment, was a descendant of a
royal family of Poland, now under the
stern despotism of Russia. He had at
tempted with a small band of followers
to defend his country against the Rus
eian forces, but the courage of his coun
trymen soon weakened, and after the
burning of Warsaw they gave up all
hope. The emperor, fearing another out
break from this fiery young nobleman,
ordered his arrest and his exile to Si
beria. Hearing of this, young SmolofI
escaped to Germany, wandering over the
continent for eight weary weeks, only to
be captured at last and exiled. No fare
well word with mother, sisters or sweet
heart; no last look at his old home.
Hurried off like a common criminal
for defending his country I
"I cannot go farther."
These words force themselves to his
lips, and ho sinks down, dragging his
comrade with him. The guards swear
at him, kick him, and finally order him
to be stripped and beaten. The women
shriok with terror and cover their eyes,
bnt the sounds of the lash ring in their
ears, and long after the tortured youth's
lips cease to move they can hear his
piteous cries. At last the quivering
flesh is hastily covered with the coarse
clothing, and ho is chained again and
told to move on.
"You have a knife on your watch
chain; sever the veins in your wrist and
put an end to your sufferings," whispers
the convict on his right.
"I cannot," he answers foobly. "1
cannot take my own life."
"Better to be dead than suffer this liv
ing death! Givo mo tho knife; I will soon
put an end to my misery."
Smoloff detaches tho tiny knife and
gives it to tbo half maddened creature,
who surreptitiously severs an artery in
his wrist and bravely bears up until
forced to fall from exhaustion. Tho or
der is given to fire, and all is over. An
other convict is chainod to Smoloff, and
they move on.
Ivan Smoloff envied the dead "varnak"
and silently prayed for death. It was
well nigh impossible to add "if it be
thy will." Tiiere was no escape but by
death. Ho had thought of many ways.
Even if he could elude the vigilance of
the guards he dured iio hope to get out
of the ountry, for the natives were paid
8 rubles a houd for every "varnuk."
At Tinmen the convicts were crowded
Into a barge and carried across the Obi.
As they neared Tomolsk, Smoloff was
offering excruciating pain, and in a
frenzied moment twisted the chain which
bound him to the next "varnak" and
rau few paces. The cold air blew Lis
hair from his forehead and sent tho
j oung blood coursing through his lmily.
IIo wrts free, if only for ono moment!
; Running with nil the strength ho could
c'jinmnnd, ho s trained his ear to cntch
tho order to fiv".
"One, two, throe fire!" Six shots rang
out on tho wintry nir. Then three more
were dispatched at tho prostrate body.
Ono guard went up and kicked tho stif
fening form outlined on tho snow.
"Right about! March!" And they wcro
Ni.ht fell, and the stars camo ont one
by ono and blinked nt tho prostrate ftg
nro lying so still and cold, with tho life
blond crimsoning tho snow, and then
heckimed tho moon to seo tho pitifa
Alba Benref, princess of Arnnk, was
considered proud and cold by strangers,
but they little knew tho tenderness of
tho young princess' heart. Pledged from
childhood to Ivan Smoloff, only son of
tlio royal house of Poland, she had lav
ished all her young love on her future
lord. When the news of his banishment
reached her, sho did not fuint ns his
mother did. They were at a brilliant
ball. Tho order was immediately given
to drive home. Then with palo lips nnd
white, drawn face Alba sat down beside
her firo nnd tried to devise some means
of eseaiie fur her lover.
All night lung she pared her room
thinking, thinking, thinking! She must
do something. Six o'clock struck, and
still no plan was made by which sho
could help him. Sinking on her knees
sho prayed for help. Tho servant, enter
ing an hour Inter, found her asleep. Sho
seemed dazed when nwakened. Then
"Tell my maid I wish to see her."
When tho maid camo, sho ordered her
"But your ladvship will chango her
No, there was no time to lose. Already
much had been wasted. Hastily slip
ping tho fvir mantlo over her ball dress,
which sho hnd not yet removed, Alba
filled her purse with money, nnd bidding
tho maid tell no one where sho hnd gone
sho left tho houso. Making her way
alone to St. Petersburg, regardless of
impudent glances from travelers, sho
thought only of Ivan, who was going
farther from her every moment.
It was a dull, cold morning when sho
reached tho city. Snow was falling in
great flakes. Tho princess drove to tho
palace, bnt was refused admission when
sho told her errnnd, ns they compelled
her to do. For hours sho wandered aim
lessly through tho streets, attracting
much attention by her rich attire. At
Inst, wenry nnd heartsick, sho entered a
chnrch to say a prayer for her hapless
lover. As she left the edifice sho wns
startled by tho trnmp of soldiers. It wns
the emperor's escort. They were pass
ing up tho street in tho direction of tho
palace, the emperor bowing right and
left to the crowds of peoplo on the side
walks. Pushing through the crowd she reached
his carriage and implored him to save
her lover. Ho scarcely heard her, and
turning to the soldiers demanded the
can ho of tho disturbance. They rudely
forced her back, and the carriago moved
on slowly. But she was not to be re
pulsed without another effort, and again
making her way to tho Bido of the car
riage sho rcpeuted her earnest npical.
The emperor requested the soldiers tc
bring the maiden closer. With down
cast eyes and cheeks flushing hotly she
told of her love for tho exiled nobleman,
and again implored his excellency to par
"Never will I pardon that rash boy.
Go to your lover and starve with him ir.
The royal party move.! on, the soldiers
jostling her roughly as they passed, .Sho
stood but a moment gazing after them
with horror stricken ryes. Go to liim?
Yes, she would and stay by his sido.
Tho train seemed to drag along, bnt
at last she reached Mosoow. Detennincd
not to leave a stone nntnrned. iie called
on tho metropolitan of Moscow. As his
eminence appeared, attired in a brown
moire antique robe glittering with jew
els and wearing the white crape liat of a
metropolitan, with diamond cross in
front, she forgot her rank, and falling
on her knees at his foot she kissed tho
hem of his robe. In passionate tones
she begged him to use his influence with
the emperor to have her lover pardoned.
"My child, it is utterly impossible. If
it were any ono but Smoloff, there might
be hopo, but I can give you none. Tho
emperor will never pardon him."
He could but pity her as sho left the
room with a dazed look on her sweet
face. She must go to her lover. Tho
kind old man procurred a passport for
her, and sho was enabled to cross tho
border. How slowly the train crept!
She sat with pale face pressed against
the window, watching tho snow capped
After crossing tho Obi at daybreak she
was compelled to walk for miles through
the blinding snow, often fulling on the
rough stones, but bravely trying to keep
up her conrage for Ivan's sake. Gusts of
snow blew in her face, stinging like lush
es, and sometimes the wind forced her
back, and she stood still. Hor clothes
were tatterod and soiled when she reach
ed Tobolsk. Here she inquired how long
it had been since the convicts had passed.
"Three days ago," the station guard
"Was Ivan Smoloff with thewr she
"No, he died just before he reached
there. He was shot." "Shot!" How the
word rang in hor ears! How strange ev
erything looked- The gloomy station,
tho grinning, evil faces of the guards ns
they leered at her. She noticed even tho
cut of their whiskers nnd the dirty bul
letin on the wall announcing tho num
ber of convicts that had passed there that
year. Ono of tho gunnls attempted to
kiss her, bnt with fiercely glenmingeyes
sho pushed him roughly nsido and bound
ed like a deer out of the door. Sho for
got her sufferings. Only to get away
from those cruel men, to get beyond
reach , of their jeers nnd cruel words.
"He is dead," she murmured to herself
ognin anii ngain.
For days she retraced her steps, scarce
ly knowing where she wns going. Some
times rough men stared nt her, but the
look of alisolute misery in her face
served ns an armor to protect her, for
they only stared and passed on. Once
a Tartar man who lcoked nt her with
Ma kindly black eyes, thinking Bhe was
but a child, picked her np in his arms
and carried her a long distance. They
aro very strong, those Tartars, who in
habit this part of Siberia. She could
not understand his language, but knew
he was trying to speak kindly to her.
His swarthy skin, black hair nnd high
cheek tones contrasted oddly with her
pale face and sun kissed hair. He
doffed his small embroidered skull cap
as he left her at tho door of his cabin
and shook his head when she slipped
some rubles into his hnnd.
It wns night when sho reached Tiu
men nnd found shelter in a miserablo
inn. As sho sat near tho fire in tho
smoky room she attracted the attention
of an old man, who addressed her in
"Aro you in trouble?" ho asked. Sho
was such a child in spite of the care in
"Yes," she replied wearily.
"I am a pardoned exile from Obdorsk.
I wns sent thero for drunkenness. I have
His worn, attenuated frame and sunk
en eyes seemed to echo his words.
"Did yon ever seo any of the political
exiles?" she asked eagerly.
"Yes. I met some at Tobolsk. From
there they go to tho Trans-Baikal dis
trict." "How long were you there?" She
searched his face with her restless eyes
to soo if sho could read there any sign of
his having seen her lover.
"Five years!" IIo wondered that she
expressed no sorrow. It was a long time
to spend in that godforsaken country,
but bIio was saying to herself, "I might
have known he hnd never seen Ivan."
Still something prompted her to tell
him. Her henrt was aching for some
ono to advise her. Merely telling our
troubles sometimes lightens them.
"I had a lover who wns exiled. So
handsome nnd brave. But he was shot
'Near Tobolsk? How long ago?"
"Was ho dark, with eyes like a Tartar?"
"Yes. His eyes were like midnight
skies, with twinkling stars shining
through." She seems paralyzed from
cold and fatigue and wonders vaguely
how ho knows that Ivan's eyes were dark.
Is he sane? What does he mean? He is
saying that he has seen Ivan I It was
only three days ago! Mother of God, is
it true? No, she must be dreaming 1
"Your lover is living," he repeats. "I
saw him at Berezov three days ago.
no was trying to reach the coast, expect
ing to take a steamer for America."
It is long before he can make her un
derstand, but he tells her again nnd
again. Sho starts hastily to her foot.
"I will go to him," she whispers, nnd
although he insists that she must wait
until morning sho shakes her head. Ho
gives her some advice as to tho route,
and goeB many versts with her, in spito
of his fieblcnoss. IIo can scarcely keep
up with her. She seems to have ac
quired new energy nnd almost runs.
At daybreak they find a boatman, who
rows her somo distance, tho old man
leaving her at tho river bank. "God
speed you!" ho said, but sho thinks only
of reaching Ivan, anil scarcely looks at
tho pathetic flguro waving his tattered
hat at her from tho shore. Her hands
were clasped in her lap. Something like
a smilo hovered round her mouth.
Onoe when they wero very near tho
shore somo women camo down to tho
water's edge with some red eyed children.
They peered at her curiously, and one of
them tossed a piece of bread to hor. They
thought she was a beggar, her clothes
were so ragged, and her golden hair was
She dares not inquire for Ivan at Bere
zov, but silently searches for him. She
feels satisfied at last that he has left tho
village, and finding a boatman to take
her to Obdorsk gives him more gold than
he has seen for many a day. How her
head throbs, and the trees seem to bo
dancing before her eyes. Strango to sny,
they are very kind to her at the quiet Ob
dorsk inn she seeks tho most unpreten
tious one. They nurse her with rough
tenderness for days. She talks incessant
ly of Ivan, but her language is strange to
them, and they do not understand. In
her delirium sho rises from her bed and
wanders along tho coast, calling feebly
for Ivan, sinking down in the sand at last
from weakness. When she awakens, she
finds Ivan's arms around her.
"Alba, what are you doing hero?"
Sho tells him how sho has searched for
"And you did this for me? My dar
ling! How can I love yon enough! Off
there with the convicts I thought of you
many times and longed for one love look
from your blue eyes, but I never expect
ed to see them again. And lying in the
snow, when they left mo for dead, I, too,
thought for a time that death was very
near and I should never again feel your
kiss on my lips."
Then ho told her how after tho train
had left him ho had revived, as it wouldr
seem, by a miracle, and had dragged him--self
to a hut, where ho was nursed until
ho was ablo to keep on. Even now his
wounds wero not entirely healed.
Tho ships passing looked liko great
whito birds in the distance. One stopped.
It was only a freight ship going to Alas
ka, but they kindly allowed tho fugitives
to board her, nnd as they steamed awny
from tho country that they feared and
hated they felt a load lifted from their
weary, burdened hearts.
It was not until long afterward, in
their peaceful American home, that Alba
heard the full story of Ivan's terrible
sufferings in reaching Obdorsk. Emma
Rebekah Rice in Romance.
Inaenlons Methods of Bmnggllng.
Some very ingenious methods aro em
ployed for transmitting dutiable articles
by post. Not very long ngo a package
from Germany wns found to contain a
small roll of butter. A wire passed
through it met with an obstruction,
which proved to bo a tin box filled with
valuable jewelry. Probably n dozen silk
handkerchiefs aro fotunl wrapped up in
newspapers in every mail from China.
The skill exhibited by the postal clerks
in detecting such contraband im-losures
is wonderful. It seems to partake of tho
nnturo of intuition. They say that they
do not know themselves how they do it,
but that a newspaper with a silk hand
kerchief in it has a sort of gritty feeling
when manipulated. Silk stockings are
mailed from France in the same manner.
Washington Cor. Boston Transcript.
A True (loldllsh Story.
At the New York hospital they relate
a curious occurrence bearing on the hi
bernation of fishes. In the conservatory
in the upper part of the building they
had several glass jars in which were
goldfish, which is a species of carp. One
morning tho caretaker found a jar broken
nnd tho water frozen through and
through, the fish of course being as rigid
ns ice. Tho lump wns taken away and
thrown into an old rubbish barrel, where
it remained Beveral weeks.
One March day tho sun was unusually
strong, and it split the cylinder of ice,
but what was the astonishment of the
caretaker to see the tail of a fish wrig
gling out of a part of the broken block.
The actual freezing had not killed the
fish, which was removed to another tank,
where it swims ubout as if nothing had
befallen it. Our Animal Friends.
Deluorallxlng the Itusy llee.
As themngpie is notorious for stealing
glittering objects, so we find the parallel
among savages who have been known to
help themselves on shipboard to all the
movables, being fascinated by mirrors,
cutlery and juwelry. Sometimes bees,
in order to save trouble, attack in
crowds well furnished hives and carry
off- the provisions; they gradually ac
quire a tasto for this and form compa
nies and colonies of brigands. If btes
aro given a mixture of honey and brandy,
they can acquire a tasto for it and be
come irritable under its influence, drink
nnd cease to work, and like men fall
from one vice into another. Current
The Small "Life" of a Great Man.
The New York state library has in its
posseasion ono of tho smallest books in
existence. It contains H pages, each of
which measures 1 J inchos. On the fly
leaf are tho words: "Life and Service of
General Pierce. Respectfully dedicated
to General Lewis Cass. Concord Press,
1852." From its text it would seem thnt
tho little book was a vest pocket cam
paign document, issued during tho
Pierce campaign. St. Louis Republic
A Passion For the Antique, )
Littlo May Aunt io loves youj don't
she, and wants yon for her own? '.
Colonel Coldlead (who has lost an arm)
Why do you think so, dear?
Littlo Mty Oh, yon are all old and
broken up liko the Venus do Milojtthat'f
what she loves --Cliictuo Inter Ocean
Yearly Income of Paris Theaters.
The Paris Temps says that the income
of the B3 theaters of tho French capital,
including the circuses and panorama,
was last year 23,633,810 francs, 1,000,000
francs less than tho income for 1891. Tho
list is led by the Grand Opera House,
whose receipts amounted to 8,008,407
francs. Next to the opera houso are the
Comodio Francaise, with 1,078,625 francs;
the Opera Comiquo, with 1,708,081; Va
rieties, with 1,185,018, and Bouffes Pari
sionnes, with 1,130,651 francs. The in
come of tho Hypodrome was 1,083,880
Frond In Ills Poverty.
There is a movement on foot to relievo
the home of tho latfe General Kirby
Smith of a mortgago that rested upon it
at tho time of his death. It is a most
worthy object, and we hope and aro
sure that the responso will be ready and
gonerous. General Smith lived and died
a poor man. He was one -of tho most
scrupulously honorablo men that ever
lived, and was too proud in his poverty
to ask or accept pecuniary aid. Mem
Potari, the Maori cannibal, is 83 years
old and still has a good set of natural
teeth, no has not eaten a whito man
since 1870, and for a steady diet prefers
tho Maoris, us ho says tho whites have u
salt and bitter flavor.
For tho first time in the history of
Belgium, it is said, the principle of a
monetary compensation for breach of
promise of marriage ha just been established.
A Discussion Over Whlto Cats. ,
"Yes," said the man by the window, '
tvho overheard pur conversation, "It's
true every time, gentlemen, that white
cats are deaf."
"Prove it," said 0110 of the party who
bad been disputing tho theory.
"I can prove it as easy ns rolling off a
log. My old aunt down in tho state of
Maino raised a whito cat, and she's alive
and kicking yet, fur's 1 know the cat,
not my nnnt nnd she told mo my aunt,
not tho cat that the animal was so deaf
she could not hear the clock strilio
"That's notldng." anid a man on the
other side of tho car who had been listen
ing intently. "It don't prove that the
hull race of white cats is deef. Why, we
had a white cat in our family raised it
myself nnd it heard so well we had to
stop the clock."
There was a long silences then some
one niped feebly;
"Becauso she thought every tick was a '
mouse in the wall, nnd she tore all the
Wall paper off trying to get at it."
No one said a word for about an hour;
then tho man who knew white cats were
deaf spoke ont:
"Boys," he said solemnly, "give him
the belt." Detroit Free Press.
Girts For the Sick.
"It is difficult to tell from outward
conditions," says a constant visitor of
the Bick and suffering, "just what will
bring most pleasure to an invalid. I
took jelly, fruit and wine to a desti
tute consumptive whose appetite needed
encouraging, without provoking a grate
ful smilo. But when I followed a chance
confession that she was fond of flowers
with a bunch of white hyacinths her -face
glowed with happiness. 1 tried the
flowers on a cultured well to do blind
woman of my acquaintance. She scarce-
ly noticed them, bnt the dainties that
the ignorant girl had refused tho lady
fell upon with the voracity of a wolf."
This philanthropist neglected to take
into consideration in her work that all
important factor in the relief of suffer
ing what part decay has preyed npon.
In the case of the consumptive, diseaso
hnd consumed the vital nature past do
sire to the greater quickening of the
spiritual. On the other hand, the blind
woman's appetite was stimulated to ab
normal activity by the infirmity that
shut her off from the sights which pro
mote the soul's growth. New York
Protecting Turpentine Forests.
Turpentine farmers in South Carolina
and Georgia protect their property
against loss by fire in summer by burn
ing the grass and underbrush in mid
winter. The -turpentine land is thus
protected by the destruction in advance
of such light material as feeds a forest
fire, and the woodlands are made up of
tall pine trees standing in tracts free
from small timber and undergrowth.,
When spring opens the fresh young grass
puts forth from the ashes of the winter
fires, and the ground is soon covered with
a carpet of rich green. New York Sun.
A Mao Who Loves Flowers.
For several years past a well known '
gentleman has been in the habit every
morning of standing in front of a Fourth
street florist's place for at least 13 min
utes. He is a crank on flowers, and after
gazing into the window he enters the
store and purchases a 10-cent flowor.
He tolls the proprietor that he loves to.
chew the flower, and nine mornings out of ;
ten he gets a rose. The gentleman in.
question is a Tennesseean and is the pos
sessor of one of the finest hothouses in .
the city. Cincinnati Enquirer. :.
Oldest Tree In the World. '
The Rev. W. Tuckwoll, in "Tongues
and Trees and Sermons In Stones," says:
"The oldost living tree in the world is
aid to be the Sema cypress of Lombardy.
It was a tree 40 years before the birth of
Christ." But Alphonse Karr, in his "Voy
ago Autour do Mon Jardin," says, of the
baobab (Adansonia dlgitata), "Itia
sorted that some exist in Senegal that are
6,000 years old." Notes and Queries.
The Duties of the Nurse.
"Aren't you a big boy to have a nurse?"
asked an elderly gentleman of a boy
whom he had met in the park.
"Oh, no," said the boy. "She doesn't
look after me anyhow. She's here to
take care of the boys I play with and see
that I don't hurt 'em." Harper's Xow-lf
Good Oat of Evil.
"This ought to be a prosperous month, :.
laid the club treasurer. f
"How so?" asked the secretary.
"Housecleaning," was the answer, "and
the men'U all bo here." Life.
The most costly piece of railway line
in the world is thut between tho Man
sion House and Aldgute stations in Lon-'
don, which required the expenditure of
close upon $10,000,000 a mile.
Mr. Oeorge W. Cable's hospitable in- '
stinuts are manifest in the nnmo he has
bestowed upon his new home at North- .
amp ton, Mass. Ho' has christened it
' To escape from dangers which menace '
them starfishes commit saicido. This
instinct of self destruction is found only -. .
in the highest and lowest scales of uui-
All the actions and attitudes of chil
dren are graceful because tbey are the '
offspring of the moment, without affec
tation and free front all pretense. tFuv-,