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KKYXOLDSVlKLi; ITAXW., WEDNESDAY JrNKL'a, 1HJW.
llailvoao f im 0illc.
n'l'.l-. KiH lil'.STI'.!; Ar I'llln-
IU K ill HAMAVAN .
The short line iM-lwn n lmll.il-. KlilKWliv,
llrmlriiKl, !: tiki ti--:t . Iliillalo. l.'m lM-lir
Niiik'iim l'iiN and 1'ilnl- in tl.r ui il
(Ill llllll Ill'tlT .llllll' ( ll. I'-'H. lH'J-ITI-
iH'Mralli" linii ( nml dipart (i"in lal
Creek mi it t laid, ilsilly. cvi'iil iiimliiy, a fol-
?iIO A. V. Hlailford Ai'i'i "inii.i iiln 1 1 in- I in'
point North Im-i w I'ii II- i 'reek mill
lliiiilfold. T:l."i ii. in. iiiImiI train fur
riiiixnitun nry. ... ....
10:O.V.M. Mil llnli II nil lli.'ln'-ti'r niilll Pur
ltnvk villv. Ulili;!iy..li.liii.iiiliili ilAII.
Jewell, linn I ford Mil'in.i'ii.'ii. Hull n In nii'l
Hoela-tci : runiHi'tliia m .! ln i n'' 'ir
with I. & K. train II. fur ilrnx, Kane,
Wiiiti ii. l imy (inil Ki ll'. ...
IO:M A. M.-A iiiiTiimliiilmi rnr DiiIIhIk,
Svki". Hi" Him "i'ii l'iiiiiit!iiii'y.
l:9'l'. M- Hnuir.inl Accommodation-lor
Hi'ii'litiiT. HriK'kwiivville, Kllniiint. I'nr
mon, Hlduwiiy. .lolinniiilnin:, Mt.Jrwett
mill llrailfiiiil. . . , ,,,
5:10 I'. M. Mull -I iir UnHiil". vko, Blit
ldin, Viiiiimiiiiw in y mm Siil"tiin.
Ntttti P.M. AiviiinliHHllitliiii lor ImHoKItlK
Hun and l'iin-ii!ii niv.
OHIO A. M.-Niinilnv train- I or Hroekway
vlllr, Illdirway anil .Tulininnlint-tr.
6il P.M. Snnilav train-For KiillnW, Hykcs,
HlK Him mill I'liriNnitnwncy.
ThiiiiMinil mllr tickets nt. two cents per
mill'. iiood for piiio-e !! wi-ii nil iatloti.
J. II. McIntvuk. Aircnt. Fulls crock, 1'n.
.1. II. llAHHKTT. K. '. I.Ai'KY.
Ociiornl Supt. Ion. 1':i. Airctil
llrndford I'll. . Kochi'stor N. .
ALLEGHENY VALLEY KAILWAY
COMPANY comminoinp; Sunday
Juno 1. IWJ. Low (initio Division.
STATIONS. Nll. l.jNO.'l.jNil.ll.l
M. P. M.'A. M.i
Hell Hunk U4:.i 4 411
I.nwsonhiini HI .V 4 .'i-
New lli'tlilchcni II !' f 12
link Kldirc II "i " -'"
MliVHVlll.- II 4ii ." 4ll .'i "
Hiimiiiorvlllo ... 1.' i i'i i limi " t:
Hrookvllli 1 .' '.'"i il '' "7
Hell II Ml II -'Ll it I I
Fuller I 'J 4I ll j '.'"'
llrymiliKvllll-.. I '! "lil 411
Paniviait I ii 7 I'M '-I
Kails Creek I '.I'.i J III i'i
Diillnls I :iV T :i".i 7 I",
Snliiilii , I 47' 7 4' 7 '.':i
V'liiti'i'liuni ,... I .vi x uij 7 :i'i
Pi'tilli'lil i M 7 41
Tylrr J I"'! I'1'1 7 M
(llrti I'Mht 'i i"l U'ii ! "I
Hi-ni'M-ttu 'i 4i m 44 " r.'
liriini....:. . ': vi H v.i :pi
DrlftwiKiil II i'i! II i'ii IM'i
f M. I. M.IA. M.
A. M.Ia. M..I'. M.
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WIlltlTlllll ll . . .
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M.. I. M. A
Train daily i ii pt Sunday.
DAVID Mi'CAIMKi.fiKNY. t-PT..
JAS. l'.ANDKKSON.OK.N'l.. Pahs. Aiit.,
IX KPFHT MAY 21. lMtt.
IMillmli'lplilii Frt Kallinad DIvMntiTlmu
Talih'. Trains Irnvo lu iflwniiil.
11:04 A M Train . dully rxi-rpt Siitidny for
Hnnliiirv, llnrrlslmi-ir and Inu-rinrdlnui Hta
tliniK. nrilvliu' ut I'lilliiili lplilii ii:."in I'. ..
Ni'tr Vork,li:l P. M. : llalilnmn', :4.n P. M.i
nidi in moti. H: 15 P. M. Piilliiuin Purlnr rur
from N illiuni."irt and pasyfiitrcr rnncliutf
friini Kunr tn Pliitiiili'liililu.
:: P. M. Train 11, dally rx.vpt Sunday for
llarrlsliui'r and Intni'iiii'tHati Ktatioiis, ar
rlvlnnal Pldladi'lplilii 4::m A. M.i Ni'vv York,
7:lu A. M. Tliniiik'li roaidi from DiiIIoIh to
Wllllanwpoi'l. Pultniiiii Sli'fplntf i'aii from
lliirrlKliiiiii to Pliiludi'lpldii mid Xrw York.
PlilladrlplilH pasiMiu!irH ran rmiiln In
slii'pi'i uudiHtin lird until 7:nu A. M.
Oilfi I'. M. Train 4, dully fur Hiinlniry, llnriiH
liurir inifl Intrrmrdlatn HtatioiiH, an-lvliiK at
Piilliuli liililii. ii:'ili A. M New York, li::m
A. il.: Haiti iv, H I" . M.i Viiililmrton,7:.'Ui
A.M. Pnllnimi rurn mid p:tsini;(r i'oiii'Iii'h
from Krir mid WllllmiiMpnrt tit Pliiladidplilu.
PasM'tirrM In hlrnprr for Mult Ininr' and
Vasliliiirton will In-1 ranf frrud Into Wnvli
lnutiHi Hlrrpi'i- at llai-t'l.litii-(.
7-M A. M. Train I. dully rxi-rpt Httmliiy for
ICidiruiiy, iHiltoU, Clrrmoiit mid Intrr-mi-uluir
statloiii. Li'uvrs ltidwuy nt a:lm
p. ll. for F)rli'.
9:50 A. M.--Tiuin il, dully for Erin and Intur
B:37 P. M Train 11, dally exi'i-pt. Siindny for
luinr mid Intrrini'diutcHtmiou.
TUUOllill TKAINS I'oi: DIMFTWHOD
PKOM THE KAT AND SlU'TII.
TRAIN 11 Ii'iivi-k PldlHdrlplilii h:5ii a. in.;
ValiliiKlon, 7..VIA. ll.; Ilu It iimii , h:4." A. M.i
Wllki'Hlim ir, 111: I a. ii. ; dally rxi-i pt Sun
dav, arrlvlm; at Hrlftwood at 11:27 P. M. wit Ii
1 'i 1 1 1 nut it I'ailul- ear (nun Plilladtilpldu tu
THA1N II li'iivtm Ni'W York at H p. m.i Plillu
ili'ilihlii, 11:2I p. in.; WuhliiiiKton, 1II.4H a. in. s
Hiiltliuoiv, 11:40 p. in.; dally iirrlvlim at
Driftwood lit i:.Vi a. in. Pullinun Kli'ijilim
rarH from Plilladidiililti to Krit and friiiu
Vasliinuion mid llaltiiuorii to Willianisport
mid tliroin.'li piiHm'infiM' roailiii f i-ihii Pliila
dnlplila in I'.rir and Uultimoru to Willimnt.
lHirt mid to lluHoU.
TKA1N I leaviii Hi novo at il::i5 u. in., dallv
t'.i'rpl tiiiuday, ui riving ut Driftwood 7:X
i I)ai!y oxi-i'iit Simdity.)
THAIN Id Icavrs Ulduwiiv at li:4ii'u. m.i .Toliti
Honliui'ir ut H:55 u. in., arriving lit t'li-rinoiit
at 11:45 u. ni.
THAIN ati Iravw Cl.'rnioiil at KC'ifl a. m. ur-
rl vim: ut JoliUMiiilmiK uill:4U u. In. anil
Kldtiwuy ill U:.Vi :i. m.
IDGWAY & C'LEAKFIELD II. It.
DAILY EYCEPT SUNDAY.
lilii u 411 HI. It-way 1 IHi 7 ill
1-i In U4n Inland linn . l '.ii 1)51
1!'! II ."Li Mill Haven 1 III II 4it
12 ill in (12 t'royliiud I'm :i5
11. In llllll Hhorth Mills 12 511 llllll
15 42 HI 15 llllll! ItiK'k 12 54 1125
12 44 IU17 Vllifyuiil Hun 12 52 II 211
12 411 2112(1 t'lirrlor 12 iVI 1121
ion 10 ;cj Hrorkwayvlllv I2:im liinl
till to 4 J Mi' Minn Hitnimit 12 ; 5 57
114 10 4n Ha rvoys Hun 12 2H ft 52
1211 111 Oft r'ullii Cruuk 12 2(1 6 45
lift 1105 DulloU 12 Ul 5 ilU
TUAINS LEAVE IIIDGWAY.
Train N, 7:17 u. m. Train a, 11 :;U u.
Train 0, 1:45 u. ui. Trulii 1. a:00 p.
Train 4, 7:55 p. ui. Tniin 11, b:26 p.
J. H. WUOD,
Uuu. Push, Aft,
TO THi ULLOVfeU.
Oh, not mom imbtly flli-nii
Amoni(!.t tlio nli.il, l in tlic volctt,
Mffntllnu ulikr wltli l nlvn lny
And with t lie nji:lc Hint rojnlron,
Tlmn thou art r Tii'M la my dajt.
My blli nrt', llfi- rrturn to thro
In nil tin- imtiw of lirr Im nthi
nimh linck tn rmt tlio nit'lndy
Thnt out of Hire nwnki'tioth.
And tlicn wnko evrr, wnko for ma.
J'nll, full 1 lifo In hldd plnccs.
For thou nrt sllonre unto mi.
Foil, full l thought In cinlliiu piice.
Full is my life. A niltnt wi
Llct round All shore with long cmbrnoci.
Thou nrt llko silence nil uuvexed,
Thonxh wild wonls imrt my sonl from
Then nrt like silence iiiiiwrpu.'Xcd,
A srrrct nnd a mystery
Between one footfall and the next.
Montdenr pntie In n mellow lay.
Thou ki t Inwoven with onery lrj
With theo the wildest tempest piny.
Anil snatches of theo everywhere
Mnks llttlo henvent throughout a day.
DnrkneKs and solitude shine for me.
For life's fair ontwnrrt nnrt nro rife
The silver noises', let them be.
It is the very soul of lifo
Listens for thee, linens for thee.
Oh, piuiM1 iM'tiveen the solm of cares!
Oh, th.'tii.-ht within .ill thought thnt Is,
Trance In-iwrcn lniit'hiiT.-. ur.awnresl
Thou nrt the form of r.i ..'ilii'i.
And thou the rctay ot pruyers.
Allco Mcynell in Unnlon Athenooum.
ROMANCE OF THE WAR
The battle nt Inst 5vit finislieil. The
victory wns lost nml won. And while
the tlofentetl nriay hnil fallen bnck to
tnlco shcltor in the woods anil monntnin
passes the victorious host liml en
enmped npon the field of notion. A thick
uiisty hnzo hnng over the landscape,
through which tho Retting mn shone
like n grent copper shinld bnrnishod and
rendy for combnt.
Since early inorn the battle hnd been
in progress, nnd tho carnnge wns fright
ful. Evea the sturdiest of the surgeons
had more thnn onco tumed pnlo ns they
worked over their improvised operating
tnbles, nnd nil hnd felt a sensation of
fniutuess thnt they did not enre to own.
In one corner ff the field when the
fight had been tho hottest, in a little
grove of luilf a dozen trees at the nngle
of n stone wall, knelt the colonel of a
New York regiment beside the prostrate
form of his own lioutonnnt, a young
man of English birth nnd a great fa
vorite nmong his comrades. His breath
camo Blowly nnd painfully, and when he
strove to spenltthe lifoblood welled npin
his thront so ns to almost choko nil ntter-
'Creston, my boy," said the colonel in
the low voice which ho always used when
in the presence of suffering for the col
onel was as kind and as gentle ns a woman
to the sick "is there anything moro
that I enn do for you any word or mes
sngo that yon want to send? For you
Creston's lips parted with a fuint and
almost imperceptible motion, and the
colonol bending low canght tho words,
Lift me up."
RnUing tho dying man to a half sit
ting position, the colonel held him in his
own strong arms and gently wiped the
red froth from his lips.
"Colonol" the words wore weak and
low "my vest open the the pocket
The exertion was so great that bo could
ay no more. The colonel, opening the
vest, drew from an inner pocket a min
iature, tho portrait of a young and
beautiful girl, so beautiful that even
thon the colonel could not help gazing
upon tho likeness with interest and ad
mirution. "And this?" ho questioned as he held
it up to tho eyes of his dying comrade.
Tho pnlo face of the sufferer grew
strangely bright when he looked npon
the bit of ramted ivory Derore him.
"In England," ho whispered, "sh
lives Densmond in Devonshire you,
remember nlte her this, yonrself u.
one cUe. Find hore in DenHtnond, Amo
tta. Eurton. Tell hor I didn't forgot"
A torrent of crimson lifoblood gushed
from his lips, and all was over. The
colonel arose, folded a blanket and placed
it beneath tho head of the corpse. Then
the night winds gathered and whispered
among the trees and brushed with their
dark pinions fhe bright, cold drops that
stood on tho pale forehead of Herbert
Already the sun was casting long shad
ows over the landscape around the pretty
English village of Liensmond in Devon
shire, for Densmond was pretty and
everybody said so that is, everybody
who had ever been there said so. And
as for those unfortunate beings who had
not been there, they were so very much
in the minority that no one ever cared a
straw what they said or thought.
The day had been hot and sultry, and
with the advent of the cooling breezes
of evening every ono who conld pos
sibly get out of doors did so, for the air
was delicious now after the overpower
ing heat of the day.
Along tho dusty highway a man, well
dressed and evidently a stranger in the
country through which he was passing,
was walking slowly, evidently absorbed
in thought. Ho was about 40, of a
bronzod complexion and dark hair, now
slightly tinged with gray. On the whole
he was far from sndsome, nor did the
soar of a saber. wound across his fore
head add to his attractions.
Just now be paused before a cottage
that stood somewhat back from the pub
Jlo load, almost buried in flowers, like a
modest nml retiring coltago that it wns.
Hounds of happy lnughter camo front nn
nrbor, concnnliil by tho surrounding
hedge. Colonel Nathaniel Teniber paused
but a moment, however, before ho opened
"Can you tell ine," ho asked one of the
party of young girls that met his view
as ho entered, "if you know of nny 0110
residing in this neighborhood by the
name of of Amelia ISnrtonr
"Yes, indeed." answered one of the
young ladies, with a menning smile, "but
you'll have to hurry, though, for thura
will be no snc.i i-ui here utter to
night." ".She sho is not. ticknot dying, is
she'i" ouctiniieil the colonel hastily.
"Oh, not at all," answered the young
lady, with a plensnnt laugh, "only shs's
going to be married to Lord Littel to
night." "Marriod?" said the colouel, half to
himself; then aloud: "Can you tell me
where she lives? I must see her upon
business something very important."
"It's not vory far from here. The house
in the park thnt you see on the left be
longs to her father. Bnt you must hur
ry. It's after 6:80, and you'vn scarce an
Colonel Pember turned and walked
hastily nlong tho road. "Married mar
ried then 1 am too late. Perhaps not.
I don't understand it. I enn't." And
with every step ho took rnmo the re
frain," Married, married, married."
Tho next day Densmond was nil ex
citement. The daughter of tlio Hon.
Crofton Burton had refused nt the last
moment to marry Lord Lorlooso Littel.
And then, too, the nppenrnnco of this
suspicious looking American. That must
not lx overlooked. Surely there was
something in this, "if those as knew
would tell." But tho Hon. Burton, M.
P., would tell nothing, and ns Lord Lit
tel hnd left for town thnt morning he
could tell nothing, nnd Miss Burton, she
hnd deelnred thnt she would tell noth
ing. So there tho matter rested, nnd
like every other sensation was almost
forgotten 10 days after.
Almost, I say, for Colonel Pember hnd
tnken lodgings nt the Pot nnd Kcttlo,
nnd scarcely a day passed but he made
his wny to The Onks, tho residence of
Mr. Bnrton, who seemed to have a great
fancy for his company.
Xor was it long in becoming common
talk that tlio colonel had returned tt
Miss Burton on tho eve of her intended
wedding a blood stained mininturo, the
token of a schoolgirl love that she had
given to Horbert Creston, the village
ne'er do well, nnd thnt ns sho saw the
picture, stained with his lifcblood, the
old love hnd returned, unit she Una re
fused to marry any ono elo.
So passed a year, nnd sgain summer
visited tho little, village, sprinkling the
lawns with yellow dandelions and the
hedges with all manner of sweetness.
From the ninny farmyards came the
sounds of cattlo and of fowls npon the
clenr nnd silent air, mingled with the
distant dashing of brooks. The trees,
resplendent in their "garments of green,"
cast grateful shadows for the noonday
wanderer. And then the gardensl Roses
everywhere. The air was one mass of
perfume, delightful and overpowering.
the first sweet gift of summer.
During this time Miss Burton had not
been seen by the village folk, save on one
or two rare occasions, and those who had
viewed her reported that she was looking
palo and sickly, and that she scarcely ever
spoke. Now, however, at tho approach
of summer she hud thrown off her
gloomy astiect, Wd aside tho "inky
cloak" that she hnvi insisted upon wear
ing and had evn gone so far as to ride
out into the country, and always with
the colonol as a companion.
One night they walked together in the
gardens that almost entirely sn:-roundcd
The Oaks. There was no other light than
that of the stars. As Amnliu paused the
colonel placed his arm about her and
held her hand.
"You have my answer?" he questioned
Bhe raised her face si owly. Their lips
"It is 'yes? " he asked.
And she answered "Yes."
Far away in the wilderness of Virginia
the night winds gathered and whispered
and murmured and mattered, u.ul with
' fr dark pinions brushed tho bright
j' ' drops of dew that citing to the
bluuyw of grass r'-ove the unmarked
grave of Herbert Creston, Exchange.
The Latest Tiling In Petitions.
The latest tiling iu petitions to parlia
ment is the petition of a singlo house
hold. A. B. of Some street, Somewhere,
entertains an objection to a bill which
is before the houso, and straightway he
and tho members of his family draw up
a protest, sign it and forward it to the
member of the division in wliich they re
side for presentation to the house of com
mons. This may be a highly proper pro
ceeding, but if it should became popular
it will add largely to the duties of the
houorablo members. London Tit-Bits.
Sticks Closer Than Ilrother.
Bob Clumwhooper About a week ago
you sold me a porous plaster to got rid
of a puin in my chest.
Druggist Yes, I remember it very
well. Whut can I do for you now?
Clumwhooper Now I want something
to get rid of the porous plaster. Texas
Three Welcome Ships.
Three st. lamships arrived at Montreal
within two or three hours of each other,
on Thursday. One was loaded with gin,!
one with lemons, and one with sugar,
and Montreal is content. Exchange,
THEY MET ON FIFTH AVENUE.
A fllnil I'mhrnee Followed nnd Ouvo
Itlnt of Hidden Itoninnee.
Pedestrians who were passing St. Put-
rick's cathedral on Fifth avenue the
other dny nt about 11 o'clock in the nfter
rioon wore treated to a curious sight.
Coming up tho nvenne wns a handsome
woman of nbout 25. Rhe wns elegantly
dressed nnd liore herself with a manner
nnd a enrriago which were eminently
nristocrntic. She wns walking slowly,
as though out for nn afternoon airing,
looking carelessly nt the carriages which
wero passing nlong the nvenue.
Cluing down town on the same block
and nt the same time wns a man of mid
dle nge. He, too, was dressed faultless
ly. Ho wore a silk hat nnd overcoat of
the latest cut. His trousers wero prop
erly crensed, nnd in his buttonhole was
a small boutonniere of lilies of the val
ley. In his hand he carried a neat cane,
which he swung ns ho wnlked. He looked
contented with the world and with him
self nnd as though he hnd not a care but
to enjoy the afternoon sunshine and the
luxury of a leisurely stroll. As they ap
proached each other, this lady and the
gentlomnn, they arrived Just opposite
the main entrnnce to tho cathedral.
Suddenly they canght sight of each
other, and an instantaneous changocame.
The lady stopped short in her walk nnd
exclaimed, "Theo!" She dropped the
small silk umbrella she had been carry
ing, stretched forth her nrms and sprang,
rather than wnlked, straight into tho
arms of the man. He, while ho did not
exclaim, acted in a manner indicating
more emotion than surprise. He dropped
his cane nnd folded the woman to his
breast with an ardor that showed more
than gladness nt the meeting. The pair
stopped for a moment in view of the peo
ple, who were observing them, ne picked
np his enne and her umbrella, and to
gether they both disappeared around the
corner into Fiftieth street.
Who were they? Brother nnd sii-ter
united nfter years of separation? Their
joy nt meeting seemed too wnrm for
that. Lovers separntcd in their youth
and met again after many yenrs? Who
can tell? It might have been. But they
disapieared nround the corner, nnd they
enrned their secret with them. And tho
still lingering pedestrians felt somehow
thnt they had como into contact with
something holy nnd walked again on thoir
way with a glad feeling it was as diffi
cult to defino as it was to tell whence
nnd why it camo. Kew York Press.
rinnn Oifru:i From London.
Piano organs nro the latest form of
musical torture that has been devised.
The piano seems to hnvo fallen into dis
repute in Europe. In London it is un
fashionable to play one of these instru
ments, nnd in Berlin there is n law
ngainst playing one with the windows of
the house in which it is located open.
The piano makers of tho old world havo
therefore been looking for a new field to
exploit, and they hit upon the piano or
gan London makes them nnd is send
ing hundreds of them all over the world.
Thoy aro taking tho plnces of hand or
gans. In New York nnd eastern cities
you can now hear in the streets as many
pinno organs, as they aro called, as yon
can hand organs. They aro not organs
at all, but loud toned upright pianos
that are mounted on wheels nnd can be
trundled about easily.
They may be heard several blocks
away. The hand piano is fast displacing
tho hand organ in popular favor, but it
hasn't the variety of mnsio of the latter.
Hand organs are made in this country,
and when any new tune comes out it can
soon be inserted in the organ's roiier
torios, but the pianos have to be sent to
London for any change or repairing that
is necessary. In this respect, and in this
only, the organs have the best of it. St
Tha Pluck of the Greyhound.
The sireof Fullerton, when rnnning at
Haydock park, struck a hurdle, under
neath which the hare had escaped, with
such force as to fall back apparently
dead, yet he afterward won the final
course. Princess Dagmar, another Wat
erloo cup winner, in running her first
course, saw the dog against which she
was contending drop dead at her side.
The hare also died just inside a covert
into which it had escaped, yet the grey
hound managed to win two more courses
a feat which speaks more for the cour
age of the animal than for the humanity
of her owner.
The lightning speed at which the
courses aro run and the quick turns of
tho hare on rough ground make severe
falls, and even broken limbs, not un
common. Yet a dog so injured will of
ten try to renew the chase, falling again,
yet making vain and painful efforts to
avoid defeat. Tho tyjie of courage so
exhibited, "individual" as distinguished
from "corporate" courage, is perhaps
shown in its most highly specialized form
in the greyhound among dogs. The im
pulse receives no aid from the associa
tion of other animals of the same kind.
The dog which is slipped with the win
ner is a rival, not a comrade. London
The Iron luduiitry uf Muryland.
The bog iron industry has lived and
languished in tho flat, sandy, fur south
ern counties of the eastern shore of Mary
laud for perhaps a century, though there
never was a time when it was especially
profitable. Now and again, however,
eomo native with money to spnro is
tempted by tho tradition of iron in the
swampy lowlands, and he undertake
the task of extracting it. Where you
find the name of "Fnrnacs" on the map
of the region you may expect to discover
traces of this abortive industry -
Whero rrriernitnt OH Is ItnUed.
More thnn one-half of nil tho oil of
peppermint, learmint nnd tansy used
in tho world U said to lw produced nnd
distilled in Michigan. The center of tho
industry is St. Joseph county. Pepper
mint plants weighing 15,000 tons when
dried nre cultivated every year in tho
stato. From tlieso tho essential oils are
distilled. Early in spring the roots are
planted in furrows from two to three
feet npnrt. In a dny a good workman
will plant nn aero with them. A few
weeks later the rows meet and rover the
entire ground. In September the plants
mature. They are then covered with
fragrant purple blossoms, and the time
tins arrived for mowing. After lying in
the sun to dry they are raked into heaps
and taken to the distilleries, of which
there are about 1.10 in the state.
It is estimated thnt 3.10 pounds of dried
peppermint plnnts produce one pound of
oil. The yield per acre is 10 pounds of
oil. Distilled peppermint brings from
(1.23 to (3 per pound in the home mar
ket. The industry was originally estab
lished in Mitchmn, Englnnd, abont ISO
yenrs ago. Early in the present century
a beginning was made in this country, in
Wnyne county, N. Y., nnd in St. Joseph,
Mich. Today nine-tenths of tho entire
product of the world are mnde in the
United States. New York Post.
"Riding nnd Hltehln-."
One modo of transportation nmong
the poor whites of southern West Vir
ginia is known ns "riding and hitching."
It if resorted to when two travelers find
themselves with only one horse and
they nro going too far to rido "double."
In "riding nnd hitching" one traveler
takes the horse nnd goes a mile or more,
while tho other foots it behind. The
equestrian naturally makes faster speed
titan tho wnlker. So, nfter he has ridden
his share, ho dismounts nnd hitches his
steed to n tree by the roadside and
pushes on afoot. In time the other
walker conies to tho hitched animal,
mounts him, rides on until ho has over
taken tho first rider nnd got some dis
tance iu front, when tho operation is
repeated. Thus cncli rides alternately,
anil the horse gets a- breathing spell.
New York Sun.
IteKlnnlitfr Lnte In Life.
"I still Maintain that a person enter
ing n profe-n-jon lutein lifo has no future
to speak of," said ono gentleman to an
other ns they sat chatting in a suburban
train speeding nlong the lake front. "1
really do not see how thnt is relevant,"
was the answer. "Every one is sure of
the pi'i Miit; no one of tho future, no
matter what time of life ho or sho has
reached. When this woman graduated
from tho law school n few years ngo, tho
fai t that you Miook your head nnd said
that it was absurd inado me interested
to see what lie, whoso children were
grown when sho lwgan tho study of lnw.
"In five years she has built up n busl
I lies which makes her independent finan
' cinlly, which is more than usually nc
j complifched by able nnd brilliant young
' men. Whatever her future may be, her
present is nil right, nnd she has almn
' ibmtly demonstrated that a woman niny
begin lifo in a professional wny when
she has reached middle ngo and mako a
success of it. I really didn't think sho
would, but nho has, nnd in doing so has
demonstrated what can lie done by nny
woman providing she has grit, energy
and fair nliilitv. More often Into thnn
early in life women find themselves with
out occupation or means of support, nnd
it surely is nn unmixed good if they can
I tnke up somo congenial occupation by
means of which they enn make a living."
When a Itutlleminke FveU Sui irUe.
Tho pig treats tho snnko with disre
spect, not to say insolence nothing,
ophidian or otherwise, can fascinate a
pig. If your back garden is infested
with rattlesnakes, you should keep pigs.
The pi;; dances contemptuously on the
rattlesnake nnd eats him with much rol
ibh, rattles and all. The last emotion of
the rattlesnake is intense astonishment,
and astonishment is natural in tho cir
cumstances. A respectablo and experi
enced rattlesnake, many years estab
lished in business, has been accustomed
to spread panic everywhere within car
and eye shot. Everything capable of
motion lias started off at the faintest
rustle of his rattles, and his view of ani
mal lifo from those expressionless eyes
has invariably been a back viuw and a
rapidly diminishing one.
After a lifelong experience of this sort,
to be unceremoniously rushed upon by a
common pig, to be treated as so much
swill, to bo jumped upon, to bo flouted and
snouted, and finally to bo made a suuck
of this causes a feeling of very natural
nml painful surprise in tho rattlesnake.
But a rattlesnake is only surprised in
this way once, nnd he is said to improve
the pork. Arthur Morrison in Strand
An Ingenious Swindle.
A novel kind of swindle was practiced
in a German town the other day. A man
struggling nlong under a heavy burden
suddenly stumbled and crashed through
a plate glass store window. Tho propri
etor of the store demanded payment.
The porter said he had no money. Pass
ersby advised that he be searched. A
thousand mark note wns found on hiui,
which, he said, belonged to his ouiployer.
The storekeeper, however, deducted 100
marks for tho value of his window and
handed 000 marks change to the porter,
who went away swearing and protesting,
A little later the storekeeper discovered
the thousand mark note was spurious.-
New York Sun.
Where riuno Aro'raged.
rinnos are tnxed in Elisnhoth nnd some
folk I know nre very wrnthy thereat. I
think thnt by taxing pianos Elizabeth
has plnced itself in tlio very vnn of En-
lightment with tho big E, for mark, nft
er nil, it is not tho instrument but the
player thereof that must pay the tnx. If
the principle that warrants the tax is
faulty in nny pnrttculnr, it is in tlio fnct
that the tax is not graded according to
the skill or want of skill of the player.
Had I my way I would tnx certain pianos
in this city (100 a yenr, and there are
others that I would report to the bourd
of health ns nuisances that cried to
heaven for abatement. If Pnderewski
would come to town with a piano or to
play on an instrument already here, I
would exempt it from taxation.
I bless without mental reservation
that law giver whose wisdom devised
the tax upon pianos. Ha should have a
monument beside which the figure of
Liberty in the bay would be but a
pygmy. He has perhaps the maledic
tions of half the plnno torturers in
town, but "I honor him for the ene
mies he hns mnde," for the pianists he
has suppressed. 1 contend, however,
thnt the tax should be assessed not ac
cording to the value of the instrument,
but according to the skill of the plnyer.
The method I suggest would bo most
equitable, it seems to me, and would go
far toward meeting all the expenses or
the city government. Elizabeth (N.J.)
Theory About ltee Sting.
It is a fnct not generally known thnt if
ono holds his brent li wasps, bees ana
hornets can be handled with impunity. .
Tho skin becomes stingproof nnd hold
ing tho insect by the feet nnd giving her
full liberty of nction yon can see her
drivo her weapon ngainst tho impene
trable surface with a force which lifts her
body at every stroke, but let the small
est quantity of air escape from the lungs
and tho sting will penetrate nt once. I
have never seen nn exception to this in
years observation. I have taught
young ladies with very delicnta hands to
nstouish their friends by the perform
ance of this feat, nnd I snw ono so
severely stung ns to require tho service
of a physician through laughing nt a
witty remnrk of her sister, forgetting
thnt laughing required breath. For a
theory in explanation I nin led to bo-
lievo thnt holding the lirenth partially
closes the pores of tho skin. My oxieri
ments in that direction havo not been
exact enough to be of any scientific value,
but I am satisfied that it very sensibly
nffects tho nmonnt of insensible perspira
l'lnf a New Word.
Children nro quick to learn new words
nnd utoro them up in their memory to be
nsed ou tho first occasion thnt presents
A small Buffalo boy rang his mother's
doorbell ono day recently and brought
his dovoted parent to tho rescue in all
haste, only to tell her that his older
brother had "told a lie," as ho expressed
it. "Ho said Mary broke his top when
ho broko it hisself, and so he told a lio,"
the cherub explained, ami thon hastened
back to his ploy porfectly satisfied now
that lio hnd had an opportunity to use
the word that was a new addition to his
vocabulury. Buffalo News.
A Ilurinonloue Effect.
Mrs. Witherby That chair you nre
sitting on is a genuine antique
Miss Elderby Then perhaps I had bet
ter not sit in it.
Mrs. Witherby Oh, don't got up. It
.ii very becoming to you. Vogue.
All Thine to All Men.
Tho lato Mr. Broadwater of Montana
had tho misfortune to ho bowlegged,
which suggests an anecdote told of Sen
ator Sanders of that stato. Tho senator
has always been opposed to Major Ma
ginnis of Montana and hns been in the
habit of critcising; his course with con
siderable western freedom. "The trou
bio with Major Maginnis," ho said ou
one occasion, "is that ho is all things to
all men. With a Republican, ho is a
Republican; with a Democrat, ho is a
Democrat; with a Presbyterian, he is a
Presbyterian, and, by Jove, with Broad
water lio is bowlegged." Now York
The After Dinner Speaker.
The after dinner speaker must not talk
nonsense and must not talk about noth-,
ing. But he must seem to be original,
no matter what leisure he may have giv
en to get at the sources tho headwaters
ot his good things and he must bo bril
liant, even though his brilliancies should
have been carefully thought out in tho
dark. Wit is his province more thuu
wisdom, although a dash of the wisdom
may be tolerated if it is brought wrapped
np in wit and humor, like tho sword of
HarmodiuB among tlio wreaths of laurel.
Inolonlug a tttaui.
When you buy a sheet of postage
stamps, do not tear off tho blank edgo.
Instead leave it attached, and when yon
inclose stamps in a letter turn buck a
part of the blank paper, luointcn it and
stick it to the head of your letter. This
act will call down blessings upon your
head from tho editor who is accustomed
to receive his stumps loose and flutter
ing, or, what is worse, irrevocably stuck
to tho letter. Writor.
"Do you think thut marriage is a lot
tery?" "Certainly not. Are not love letters
allowed ia the muils'i" Truth.