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IJKYNOLDSVILLK, I'KXN'A., WEDNESDAY MAY 2 1, liM.
MnUvonl (Tim (Tiil'lcn.
UK I Al.O. KOCHKSTKU & I TITS-
1U KCIl KAIIAVA Y.
Thoshoit line between HulloK ttlilirwiiy,
ltrinlfoil, enliininneii, IlillTiilo. Hoohcstor,
Mnitani l ulls niul point In tin" upper "II
On nnrt nftcr Nov. i:itt. IMi-J, pawn
Hit triiliiK mill mil vi niul ilopiirt friiin I nils
Crock slut Ion, ilally. except fiimliiy, ns fol
lows: 7ilO A. M.-ltnulfmil Aivoiiininiliitlon-lor
point Nnrtli between Fiilli t'n-i k niul
ltniilforil. 7:M 11. in. tnlMil trnlii fur
10:OitA.M. Iliifltilnnml lloolietcrmrill- 1 nr
Ititx'k vt nv llli-. Ulilmwiv ..liiliii-niil'iiiir.Ml .
.lowclt. Ilinilfoiil.Xiiliiiiinnoii. Hull n lo nml
HutIii-iIit: eoniicollinf ill .liilinninliiim
with I'. E. trnln :i, fur Wllrox, Kiiih-,
in ivn. I'nrr.v niul Ki le.
10:5 A. M.--Ai'iiimniiiiliiiliin l or Hullols,
Svki'i, llln Hun mill I'liniMitiiwitev.
1:80 1'. St. Hrnilfoiil Ai'i'otnnioilnilon ror
Hi'ii'IiIiti', UriK'kiivvllli'. Kllmoiil. Cnr
mon, Kldirwny, .lohnsonliinu, Mt..lectt
mid Hnulfonl. . . .
4:51) I". M.-Miill-I'or DulloN, fykes, HI
Hun. runxnitinMicy nnd WnlMon.
7i5S I'. Si. AivommiHliillon For DtiHols.Wif
Hun mid I'linxsuttiivnoy.
Trains Arrive 7:li A. M., Aoi'ommodiitlon
1'iinxsiitiiwni-v: lo: A.M. .Mull finm W iil
M i in n nd I'unxsutiiwney: I0:M A. M.. Ao
coninioiliition from lliudfordi 1:20 I '. SI.,
Ai'i'oniinodiitlon from I'linxsiitinvnoy; 4:.V)
P.M., Mull from Hutl'ulo nml Kochi'iter:
7M I'.M., Aivommmlutlon finm Hiiidfuiil.
ThoumiHl mill' tickets in two rents iit
milt', good for piiwniro iM'twrcn nil Minions.
,T. II. McIntvhb. Alfi'nt. FnllMi'nt'k, l'u.
J. 11. HAHIIKTT. F.. '. I.AI'KV,
Cienrrnl supt. lii'ii. I'll". Agent
Hnulfonl Pn. Knehester N. A .
ALLKGTTEN Y VALLEY 11 AUAVA Y
COMPANY commencing Sunday
Doc. 1H, W)'2. Low Grade Division.
A. M.'P. M
Hummi'rvlllo . . .
Hi If! wood
11 4l 'i
12 2 '
7 H I 10 ,1
7 in 11 OTy
ft 2.1 1
No.ti INo.lo: Hill
1". M. IP.
Ho 1 1
K . 12 0.Y
f :r 12 Ki
:n II 44
57 10 n
ml 10 isi
l.V 10 2.V
M. 1'. M.lA
TrHliiH dully cxoopi Hundiiy.
HAVI n Mi;CA Hl)), tiiw'1.. HriT..
JAS. r. ANDF.HHON, (ira'i.. Pakh. Aiit.,
IN KFKECT MAY 21, lSIIIJ.
Pklludolplilit F.rlo ltnllmud nivlslon TIimi
Tiilihi. Trutim li'Hvo Driftwood.
:04 A W Trnln n, dullv oxoopl. Sunday fur
Hunliury, lliirrlsliiim mid Intormodliiti' nt
ttiiim, iirrlvlnv lit Plilliidolpliln ll:.vi p. m..
Now York, H'.ilii P. M. i F.iillimoro, ll:4A p. H.;
VhxIiIiiioii, H:IS p. h. PiiIIiiiiiii Pnrlor i'r
fnoin Willlumsnort 11ml pitHMenKor cohi'Iim
from Knno to Plilludillilit.
:: P. M. Trnln ft, dully pxi'ppt Hundiiy for
HurrlsliiirLr null intomii'dlnto Htm Ions, nr
rlvliiKHt Plilluili'lpliltL4:;iliA. M.; Now York,
7:MI A. 14. TlirollKli I'OMi'h from DuHols Ut
WtlliuniHport. PiiIIiiiiiii Sloopintr rnrH fiinu
IIhii'IhIiiuk to Phlliidolplilit mid Now York,
ltiilndi'lplitn piissi'iiui'm run roiniiin Iti
Nbm'iM'r iindlstiirlH'd until 7:im a. m,
)):: P. M. Train 4, daily rur Hiinlmry, HnrriH
luiru mid tntcrnioillatu HtutlotiH, iirrivlnjr hi
Plillailolpliiii, 11:30 a. M.; Now York, li:i
A. Il l Haltlnioro, 11:20 A. M. ukIiIih;Iiiii,7:;h
a. 11. Pullmnn curH null iiusHcmror coiii'Iiom
from F.rli'itnd WlllliinisH.it to Phlliidolplilit.
lMissoinrorH In kIooiht for Haltlmorc untl
Washington will Ih transforrod Into Witsli
liWUin Hloopor at llarrlshiirtr.
7:!W A. M. Train 1, dally xi'opl Sunday for
Kklicway, DuHoIh, Clormiiul mid tutor
tiKvilitto NtatUitiH. Li-avert KldKwny at U:0O
p. M. forErlo.
II:A0 A. M. --Train S, dully for Ki lo mid Intor
:27 P. M.-Tniln II, dally exoopt Sunday fur
Kane 11 nd Intormoit Into stnt Ions.
Tlllt'(,ll THAINS K4K DKIFTWOCII)
FIIOM TIIF. EAST AND SOFTH.
THAIN II Ioiivoh Pliiliidolphiii H:l a. nt.j
Wiishliitrlon, -Ma. M-t HaltlniofB, N:4A A. M.;
Wllkusliarro, ll):l."i A. l.; daily oxcopt Hun
day, 111 r l vlnu at Driftwood at 11:27 p. h. with
1'u I liiiun Parlur cur from Plilludolpliiu to
THAI N :i IrnvPM Now York lit p. m.i Plillu
dolpliiu, 11:211 p. m.i Washington, 111.411 a. 111.;
Hafthuoro, 11:40 p. ni.; daily iiriivinv; at
llrlflwisHl at HlVI a. ni. Pullmun Hli'oplne
rum from Plilludoltiliiu to Kilo und from
WiiHliliiKtitti und Hall linoi'o In Wlllluinsport
mid throuirh passomror ooaolioH from Phila
dolphia U Ki-i nntl Hiilllinore U) Villlunni
lHirt and ui DuIIoIm.
TltAIN 1 Ioiivoh Honovo ut :! n. m dully
tixi'opt 8uiuluy, urrlvliiK ut Driftwood 7;.i"i
(Dully extuijit Sunduv.)
THAIN 111 Ioiivim lildKway ut li:4ti'u. m.: Jolin
miiihuiK ut ll:6i u. in., urrlvliiK ut CUiriiiout
at 10:4.1 11. m.
THAIN 20 Ivuvett (Uormont lit 10:5.1 u. m. ur
rlvlim ut JohiiHonhuiK utll:40 u. 11). und
HldKWuy ut llnVi u. 111.
JIDGWAY & CLEARFIELD 11. R.
DAILY EYCEPT SUNDAY,
P.N A.M. HTATIONH. A.M. P.M.
iTili Win KUIirway Tiiii 7lio
12 IK V4N IhIiiiiiI Hun 120 U.M
. lift'' lli.u,,,, lla AJ11
12;ll 10 02 I'mylanil 1 Oil tl IB
12 UK 10 10 HIiorlsMlllH 12 fW tt .
IS 42 10 III Who Hook 12 M H 2.1
12 44 1ft 17 ' yinoyurd Hun 12 ft2 II 2:1
12 411 20 20 y Currlor - 12 M) 1121
100 1032 Hroi'kwuyvUlo 12 Hn 0 Oft
1 10 1042 MoMInn Summit 12 ml nfi7
114 10 4N HlirvovH Kim 12 2H ft M
120 10 U Fulls Clunk 12 20 5 4fl
146 11 . llullols 12 0S 6 JO
THAINS LEAVE HID0WAY.
Train H, 7:17 a. m. Train i, 11:4 u. m.
Train 6, 1:4A p. ni. Truin 1, 11:011 u. ui.
Train 4, 7:66 p. m. Trnln 11, tt:2fi p. ni,
S M. I'REVOHT,
4. H. WOOD,
Oon. Puim. Ag't,
FL0WER3 WITHOUT FRUIT.
Prunn thnn thy words; the tliomrhtn control
Thftt oVr thi'o mvi'll nml tlimn.
Tliry will condone v.-llhin tliy mml
And clinnuo tn purpo.-o strmur.
But h who IDs I1I1 fi clluKs run
In soft luxurious flow
Bhrltika wlirn Imrd vrvlro must be done
And fnltit. nt every woo.
Faith's mennrst dt-i'tl nioic favor lirnm
NVhcro hrnTta and wills nro wpinlicl
Trmn brlirhtnst trntinort rhnln-st prftycra
Which bloom thrlr hour nml fudo.
John llrnry Nowmnn.
HOW A YOUNG INDIAN WARRIOR
MAKES KNOWN HIS PASSION.
Ha Ooe to Work In One of Two Ways,
Klthcr With Food nr Mimic Chnncn the
Mnldrn of Illn Choice With 11 Itlnnkct or
Slnirn to Her In the Demi of Night.
Althongh the Siotix Indian 1b, under
til other circumatniiccs, ns ftolcnl ns A
stone, Ills heart often under the toncli
of love, and ho is ns romnntio in his
courtfthip nn the most Bentimental Can
cnxinn. The old custom of selling a
maiden to her lover by her fnther has
fnllen into disrepute. It is one of the
savage, customs successfully eradicated
by missionary teachers. In those days
a squaw was considered a beast of bur
den, while her condition is now much
There nre two characteristic methods
of Sioux courtship commonly practiced,
though it must bo admitted that with
the gradual education of the young meu
and women in tho schools there is nn
apparent tendency to npe the ways of
their white brothers and sisters and to
consume the fuel of their parents in the
pursuance of their lovemaking, but with
those from whoso natures it seems im
possible to eradicate the traits of their
forefathers the customs followed by their
ancestors nre still comme il faut, and to
these they stubbornly adhere.
Ration dBy is seized npon by these
"true Indians" for lovemaking, and the
sjiort of it is as heartily enjoyed by the
old ns by the young. When a brave
finds upon tho agency grounds tho maid
en of his choice, he manifests his prefer
ence for her by taking the blanket from
his shoulders nnd stretching it out before
him, rushing at her with the intention
of throwing it over hur head and shoul
der. If the brave doesn't succeed in cap
turing the girl at the first attempt, he
tries again nnd persists in his efforts un
til he is satisfied by her action that Iuh
suit is not approved. If his advances are
favored, the maiden, after a brief period
coquetry, allows tho blanket to settle
over her head, nnd thus envelojicd she
listens as well ns she can to a verbal ac
counting of his deeds of prowess ns a
hunter, of his possessions in ponies nnd
skins, nnd the low chanting of a song in
which ho pledges his lovo eternally.
If after listening to this the maiden
is still willing to become his squaw, she
tells him so. The blanket is removed
from her shonlders and together they go
to the maiden's parents, or, if they are
dead, to hnr nearest relatives, to whom
they declare their desire. Tho match is
speedily sanctioned, and when they leave
the agency Uie bride carries on her shoul
ders a portion of her husband's rations.
There is less romance in this method of
winning a wife, thnn in the custom of
wooing with the aid of a flute. Such a
courtship as this must be carried on in
the spring when the sap is running in
the trees, for only at this time can the
wooer mnko his tuneful instrument.
The manufacture of a flute is not a diffi
cult piece of work. A section of willow
or any other wood with a smooth bark is
chosen. It must bo about 15 inches long
nndhnlfnn inch in diameter. With a
smooth stick this piece of wood is vigor
ously rubbed until the bark has boon
loosened on the wood. It is then twisted
off. A row if holes is cut through the
bark, and it is when completed exactly
like a fife, though less shrill in tone.
The brave invariably chooses a pleas
ant night for his lovemaking. When
the conditions are favorable, he locates
himself a short distance from the tepee
in which the ohjoct of his affection it
sleeping and blows on hit bark flute a
weird chant, probably an iinpromptn
Of courso the sound of the flute at
tracts the attention of the people in the
villngo, who gather around the ardent
swnin nnd indnlge in good natural badi
nage at his expense. If ho is a true lover
and a desirable man for a husband, he
will continue his playing, indifferent to
the presence of his tormentors.
The tost sometimes huts two hours be
fore the father of the maiden who is thus
being wooed issues from the tepee and
ascertains who the serenader is. He re
ports to his daughter, and if she ap
proves the suitor she goes forth to meet
him and leads hiia to her tepee for the
sanction of her parents. If she doesn't
approve the man, she tells her father to
dismiss him, which he does, and the un
successful lovor disconsolately pockets
his flute and leaves, followed by the
jeers of the crowd.
It not infrequently occurs that the
lovemaker is unable to keep his temper
while the crowd is rallying him, lie
sometimes even throws down his flute
and attacks his persecutors. Such a mani
festation is considered an evidonce of bad
taste and indicating a defect in the woo
er's churacter. It is useless for the un
fortunate fellow to press his suit further
lifter such a breach of etiquette.
, Sioux parents of a marriageable daugh
ter use a good doal of diplomacy in dis
posing of her baud in morriuKe. They
are ahvnys ambitious to find ft husband
who has considerable wealth, for accord
ing to tribal law thy nro entitled to a
certain portion o,f tho possessions of the
Fon-in-law. It sometimes happens that
tho hand of the s.iiiio maiden is sought
by several braves. When this is the ense,
tho will of the father rises superior to
that of the daughter, and she is compelled
to consider his choice, which ho does not
mnko until ho has excited a lively bid
ding among'them for his daughter's fa
vors. Needless to sny she usually goes to
tho man who has the greatest amount of
Iiroiierty to share with her father. Kate
What the Italian Laborer Fear.
Italians are less prone to strike than
any other laborers, the ono sure way of
bringing them to tho point being the
withholding of their wages. They nre
very suspicious, and if not paid in full
at the appointed hour take alann, fear
ing that they nre going to lose their earn
ings. Such a thought sets them wild.
Argument is useless. The employer who
gets behind with his payroll is lost.
New York Tribune.
A Dlnbolleel onp none.
"Ves," meditatively said the bnchrlot
jo the other man, "I would havo been a
prosy old married man like yon by this
time if it had not been for the meddle
some intervention of a soup bone. 801110
months n;;o I was very much impressed
With a little typewriter girl in onr of
fice. She was bright, pretty, had a
dainty figure nnd wore such neat toilets
that half the men in the place were moro
or less diift about her. I was too bash
ful to ask her if I might call on her, and
one night over my Into cnr 1 evolved n
business method, of settling my fate. I
would go ravly to the office next morn
ing she was usually tho first clerk
down I would send tho porter outnp ni
nn errand and then dictate a letter lo
her asking her to innrry me. Wasn't
that a brilliant scheme? But she was
not thero nnd did not come in until 9
"Lnter in tho day I overheard her tell
another girl what had detained her. Tho
cook at her boarding house had gone out
to buy meat for breakfast. Sho entered
tho bntcher shop just ns the butcher in
anger throw 11 soup bono nt his assist
ant. The cook intercepted the soup
bone, was felled insensible, nnd being
unknown to the bntcher was carried off
to tho hospital. Tho boarders waited
for their breakfast, and my romantic in
tentions were) chilled beyond resuscita
tion. So hero I am, n dismal bachelor,
tho victim of a contemptible, mean, littlo
5-cont soup bone." Iudiannpolis Jour
nal. Perpetuation of PhyiilcRl DefectM.
Diseases of malnutrition, snch as gout,
scrofula, cancer nnd tuberculosis, re
quire several generations for their full
evolution, and this evolution may be re
tarded or even wholly arrested by inter
marriage with healthy persons of an
other nonrelaW family. Acquired con
stitutional taints nnd abnormal habits,
as alcoholism, kleptomnnin, when onco
firmly rooted in nn individual organism
tend to propagate themselves like fanv
ily features and become hereditary for
several generations, even when the origi
nal factors have ceased to act. Thus
tho acquired habit of the father may be
come a natural feature in his son or
daughter, just as the pnppies of n well
trained pointer or setter require but very
little training to "point" or "set.
Deformities, superfluous digits or toes
and malformations in general may be
caused by accident to the mother, by
powerful mental impressions arresting
or altering tho development of the un
born child, nnd the child born with4iny
of those defects may becomo tho parent
or grnndparent of an infant having an
exactly similar abnormality. Homoeo
How Faet llorl Thought Travel?
Professor Bonders of Utrecht has made
Bomo interesting experiments in regard
to the rapidity of thonght. By means
of two instruments, which he callt the
"neomatachogrnph" and the "noerna
tiichonicter," he obtained some impor
tant results. His experiments show that
it takes tho brain .067 of a second, to
elaborate a single idea. Writing in re
gard to this Professor Donders says:
"Doubtless the time required for the
brain to net s not tho same in all radl
viduuls. I ielieve, however, that my
instruments may be perfected until we
will be able to determine the mental
caliber of our friends without our friends
knowing that we are testing their apt
ness." The professor further says: "For
tho eye to receive an impression roquires
.077 of a second, nnd for the eat to appre
ciate a sound .049 of a second is neces
sary. Those curious experiments have
established one fact at least viz, that
the eye acts with nearly double the
rapidity of the ear." Philadelphia Press.
A Fair Queetlon.
Miss Passe Three clairvoyants have
propheslod that I should be married be
fore I reached 80 years.
Miss Blooming Bud And were your
Man is marvelously made. Who it
eager to investigate tho curious and won
derful works of omnipotent wisdom, let
him not wander the wide world around
to seek them, but examine himself.
The motion of the earth around the
sun is 68,309 miles an hour, over 1,000
miles a minute, or 19 miles a second,
Slave ants and working ants have lost
their wings through being kept entirely
to a life ou tkn wound.
MR. SCHOENFELD'S LUCKY ERROR.
Ho Forgot lfo Was Iti'ttlnu round, Nut
Ilollnm, lint Jnnctcr Won.
While Mr. Hcfooenfeld, the Imrsn own
er of Indiana, was in England in 1H!i bo
picked up somo pretty good horses. Just
ns the horses were being tnken down to
the ship the colt Jangler fell sick nnd
had to bo left behind.
Mr. Schoenfeld remained in England
to visit some of the tracks. So ho placed
Jangler with Alfred Day nt Newninrket,
with instructions to get him in shnpo by
early fall. Ho then started to do tho
races, saw tho Lincoln handicap open
the legitimate season, nttended thespring
meetings at Newmarket, Epsom nnd
Snndown, spotting the winners of tho
City and Suburban, the Great Metropol
itan Bnd the Derby, generally having a
pretty good time nnd luckily winning
enough to pay expenses.
The British bookmaker does most of
his business "on tho nod" with regular
race goers, weekly settlements being
made on Mondays. Mr. Schoenfeld was
soon recognized as a responsible bettor
and could bet away freely on credit.
During these months he had heard
now and again, from Alfred Day that
Jangler was doing nicely, coming back
to his feed nnd form, nnd one letter in
timated that ho would, if placed right,
soon be good enough to win a nico stake.
Later Mr. Schoenfeld received this tele
gram: llnvo entered cott FKhntn IMnte at Windsor:
think ho will about do; put 2U each way.
Being in London on the day of tho
race Mr. Schoenfeld went down to Wind
sor. Strolling into the betting ring
about 10 minutes before the start, with
the amount he intended betting buzzing
in his head, namely $100, he halted in
front of a bookmaker with whom he had
a business acquaintance.
"Thompson, how much will you give
me on Janglor?" he said in as offhand a
manner as possible.
"Give you tens," was the response.
"That isn't enough. He's a rank out
sider, but he's the last on tho card, and
I take a fancy sometimes to back the cud
"Well, I'll give you elevens," said
"No," replied Schoenfeld; "givo mo 13
to 1, nnd I'll bet you n hundred."
"Donol" said tho pcnciler, und Mr.
Schoenfeld walked away toward tho sad
dling paddock to see how Jangler looked.
While, there it suddenly flashed across
his mind that he had bet 100 and not
dollars on an untried colt. Pushing his
way back to the bookmaker ho asked,
"How did you understand my bet," he
gasped, "dollars or pounds?"
"Why, pounds, of courso," said tho
hooky. "Wo don't know anything about
your Yunkeo currency over here."
"Why, I meant dollars!" replied Mr.
Schoenfeld. "Can't you alter it? I don't
waut to risk f00 on this colt."
"Very sorry I can't oblige you; but,
you see, it was soveral minutes since you
made this bet, and I made my other
prices accordingly. You'll have to stund
Before bo could reach a point where he
could see, tho winner Unshod past the
post, hut for once the British crowd for
got to shout tho name of the first horse.
"Some doubt about who's got it, I sup
poso," thought tho speculator; so, calling
to a man who could see the winner
number hoisted, he asked, "Who's won
can yon see?"
In a low seconds the reply caine'Some
bloody dark 'ess from Alf Day's stable
nanio o' Jingles or Janglos, or summat
With a deep sigh of relief, Mr. Schoen
feld mentally wroto down $0,000 on the
credit sido of Jangler s account nnd
went back to town to have a real good
tune. Now York Times,
They Object to Cold Muttea.
What, I wondor, is the reuson of the
intense aversion to cold mutton cher
ished by curtain classes of tho comma
Is it possible that Dickens, with his
grim picture of the squalid rations dealt
out to the poor little marchioness bv
Miss Sally Brass, has had anything to do
with the unpopularity of this particular
article of food?
Whatever be the cause, there can be
no doubt about tho fact, und most house
keepers will recognize in the protest of
the sweep s man who objected in a Lon
don court to the action of his master in
offering him cold inuttou for dinner nn
echo of a Btaplo and recognized com
plaint from the servants' halL
The odd thing is that no one, servant
or otherwise, ever thinks of objecting to
cold beef. It is only mutton in its frigid
state that is held to bo, in some myste
rious way, derogatory to the dignity of its
The comlo papers, in duys of yore,
used to connect cold mutton and "wash
ing day" together, and it is perhaps to
this fact that the survival of this curi
ous prejudice may bo traced. Lady's
May lie Itube Harrow's I'lunder.
News comes from Lamar county of
the finding of about l3,000 in coin, which
was dug up in a field on a farm not far
from where llube Burrow, the train rob
ber, formerly resided. It is thought thr.t
this mouoy was some of Burrows's f!
gotten gains. He was known to have
had about that amount of money a year
before he was killed, and it was never
accounted for. Some of his relatives
Bay he buried it. The express companies
be robbed may recover it. The mun on
whose farm it was found has it.-r-Ala-bama
Cor. St. Louis Republic,
Catching t'lah While Atleep,
"Never saw a fish asleep, eh?" said
Cornelius Ilinmnn, who is located nt the
Liudell. "Well, I have. I've seen them
sleep sound nnd much to their sorrow,
especially catfish. There is nothing
more wary than a fish. You know that
y-m can't creep up on them nor drop a
pebble anywhere within 150 feet of them
but whnt they will dodgo nwny that
is, when they are not asleep. How I
come to know so much of. this is thnt I
have caught them without bnit when
they were sleeping, although I did uso a
hook and line. The first one that I ever
caught this way wn a large catfish that
I observed daily to be in one particular
spot the base of a wooden pilo thnt
protected an icehouse chute that led out
into the water. A kind of nest was
there, a depression in the mud, and hero
that catfish was to be found every day
at about 3 p. m. It would lay for hours
in the rays of the afternoon sun and nev
"I decided to catch it. First 1 fished
around there day after day, but to no
purpose. Bnit of nny kind wasn't any
inducement to that cntfish. I concluded
thnt it must be asleep when it would al
low a fat minnow to swim by and never
touch it. I got a sharp plain hook, which
I properly weighted, bo that it would act
direct. I lowered it and moved it slowly
np to the side of the fish. Then I tnrned
the line so that the hook was directly
under it. Then I gave the hook a quick
jerk. The catfish tlnrtcd awny, but not
very far. I hnd mm foul, and all lie-
cause he was sleeping, I have caught
piko nnd sunfish the same way at least a
dozen different times." St. Louis Globe-
tier Chat With the Emperor.
Mrs. Flyer had just returned from
Europe. Of courso tho "Woman's club"
was eagerly watching for her arrival,
nnd just ns soon ns she got back a recep
tion was tendered to her. Tho room was
crowded, nnd Mrs. Flyer became the
center of a group of interested listeners.
Everybody wanted to know just what
the had done nnd how she hnd done it,
whether she got her gloves and silks in
nil right, etc. At last Miss Perkins said,
"And did you go to Berlin?"
"Oh, yes. And really I did have the
most delightful time. I was at a recep
tion one night nml met the emperor.
There was a silence. The magnitude
of the thing astonished the club. But
curiosity conquered, nnd Mrs. Flyer
"Yes, ho wns thero with nil his officers,
nnd I did hnvo such a delightful conver
sation with him."
"Oh, tell us about it. Did yon talk
"No, you seo my German isn't very
good, and I was a littlo bit flustered, sol
only asked him a question or two."
"And whnt did you say?"
"Oh, I just smiled nnd said 'Sprechen
Bio DoutBch?' " Boston Budget.
Comforte anil Danger.
Many of tho comforts of modern life
can only be enjoyed ut the risk of seri
ous accidents. Leaking gas pipes cause
explosions, and tho death roll for which
that new agent, electricity, is responsi
ble is already considerable. Euch severe
frost brings itB crop or boiler accidents.
Paraffin lamps coutinuo to explode.
Every day or every night thero are fires,
many of which load to frightful nccl
dents and often death.
The largo masses of people gathered
together in a huge city like this are ex.
posed to constant attacks from those in
sidious enemies, tho bacteria. The dust
and soot nnd fog foster theso enemies of
human life. The ground under London
is honeycombed with druinago pities,
largo and small, measuring thousnnds of
miles. Each mile of drain is charged,
sometimes at high pressure, with poisons
sufficient to kill hundreds of the health
iest men. It is enough to mnko us shud
der to think that only a few feet divido
ns from a gigantic, death dealing octo
pus. So that it appears if wo givo up
traveling we run an almost equal peril in
staying at homo. "Suffering London."
A California Imuiber Flume
The county of Fresno, Cal., boasts of
a flume 03 miles long, built of timber
throughout and designed for conveying
lumber from the place of fulling in the
Sierra Nevada mountains to the plains
below. In section the flume is V shaped,
the angle being 90 degrees. Tho V is
21 inches deep and for the most part 8
feet 7 inches across tho top, this width
being increased, however, at various
points where a decrease in the grade
necessitates a larger volume of water to
carry the timber, the lower terminus be
ing 3 feet 4 inches wido by 81 inches
The main supply of water is received
from a hike near its head, but four addi
tional feeders are led into it at different
points along its length. Tho sides of
tho flumo are constructed of li-iuch
boards, and tho structure is carried on
trestle work for nearly tho wholo length,
theso trestles being us many as 130 foot
high in some of the deep canyons crossed
by tho flume. The steepest grade is one
of 1,C00 feet to tho mile, maintained for
about 8,000 feet. Chicago Tribune
A l'rotpeot of a Lively Time.
"Will you npologizo for blowing
smoke in that ludy's fuco?"
"Very well, I intend to thrash you,
and before 1 do I think it only fitir to
toll you that I am Tranjan, the heavy
weight rusher of Harvard."
. "That's all right, young feller. Vm
Liver Gilligan, the middleweight cham
pion of Hoboken." Harper's. v
Snch a TMti Too Much tilgnlty.
It is all vefy well for a traveling man
to be on bis dignity, but if ho overdoes
it ho is apt to encounter tho fall beforo
which, we nr9 told, pride goeth. When
I first went on the road, 1 had n, mortal
objection to tho word "drummer" nnd
resented the term whenever applied to
mo. On mv second journey I called upon
nn old fashioned merchant in a Texas
town whose nnine wns on our books and
to whom my predecessor had always sold
large bills. I introduced myself with a
good deal of dignity and handed him my
"Oh, you're 's now drummer," re
marked tho old gentleman in a some
what patronizing tone. I wns nettled
considerably, and correcting him said:
"No, I am their traveling man. I am
not a 'drummer.'"
The merchant was quite as good at
repartee as I was, and looking at me
half in pity and half in contempt he
said with a sneer, which he made no at
tempt to disguise.
'Oh, that's so, is It? Well, 1 was look
ing out for 's drummer, but if you
ain't he I've nothing for you."
No amount of persuasion or apologiz
ing had any effect on the old gentleman,
to whom the representative of a rival
house sold a first class bill the snme aft
ernoon. The lesson was not thrown
away on me, nnd now a man can call
me a Hottentot, provided ho accompa
nies tho salutation with n good order.
Cor. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Three Oreat Navigator.
To review the work of Columbus
without referring to thnt of Vespucius
nnd Mngellan would leave the story of
new sea and world discovery discon
nected and incomplete. ' This will be
patent when it is remembered that,
though a believer in the rotundity of the
earth, it wns not Columbus bnt Magel
lan who first physicnlly demonstrated
thnt fact by circumnnvigntion. And Ma
gellan might have failed but for tho pre
vious work of Vespucius. The latter
had explored the Atlantio coast of South '
America farther south than nny of his
predecessors, and the south Atlantic
ocean eastward to the islands of South
Georgia, nearly to the parallel of Cape
By this jonrney Vespucius demonstrat
ed with a considerable degree of cer
tainty that tho strait, which had for some
years been looked for, lealing to the
elusive unknown sea that bounded tho
eastern coast of Asia, was not to be found
through the now lands of the west north
of 54 degrees south, at all events. The
mouth of the Amazon, the bays of Hio
Janeiro and of the La Plata had been
explored and were found to contain
fresh water, so that through nono er
these could au entrance to the unknown
sea on tho farther west be found.
Thomas Magee in Californian.
' The Greeks staked their faith on No.
"8;" tho oracles were consulted three
times; tho tripod was sacred to the gods,,
and so forth.
The visitor who is easily entertained
is nn entertaining person nnd is gener
ally welcome, even if ho have many
It is averred thnt a sausage and a slice
of bread and bntter compose the Prinoe
cf Wales' breakfast five mornings ont of
Havagee Who Know Little Arithmetic
In Galton's "Tropical South Africa" it
is stated that the Dammnras use no term
beyond three, nnd thnt when they wish
to express four they tuke to their fin
gers. Beyond five they cannot count at
all. It is seldom, howeier, that they
loso in a bargain through their inability
to count. When bartering, each sheep
or oxon, or whatever they may be sell
ing, must be paid for separately. If this -rate
of exchange were at the rate of two
sticks of tobneco for one sheep, it would
greatly puzzle aDnmniaratoaccopt four
sticks for two Bheep. Goltou says that'
he several times paid them in that way,
and that the Daramara forthwith sot
aside two sticks for one of the sheep, and
even when he found that he had two
sticks left for the other Bheep be still
had his doubts as to the genuineness of
the transaction and was not satisfied
until two sticks were put into his hand
and one sheep driven away, and then
another two sticks given to him for the
London' Underground Water.
The chalk under London can no longer
be looked upon as a source of great addi
tional Supplies of water. This is already
Utilized by upward of 200 wells, and
whilo at tho commencement of tho cen
tury tho water when tapped rose in
many places to tho surface it stands now
nt a level of about 40 feet below Trinity
high water mark. It is considered that
tho rato of depression now varies from
0110 to two feet per annum. Tho effect
of tho continuous pumping of water from
tho chalk has thus been to lowor tho
piano of saturation, whereby tho flow' of
distant springs und streams has been
more or less seriously nffocted. Practi
cally, the amount of water pumped from
the chulk under London is so much taken
from tho streams that nro fed by the
natural overflow from that formation. '
A Mnu'e Ilnuilkervhlvf.
A uion's handkerchief has such an air
of attending strictly to business that you
cuu't conoeive of any romuutic situation
tn which it might figure. It Is usually
such a big affair that one would as soon
think of growing enthusiaeUo over . a
towel. Philadelphia Times.