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UJ -1 THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FINE JOB PRINTING Call or.Write for Prices. THE JOURNAL ....IS THE.... FA V O R IT E P A P E R with readers and advertisers. i 4 SepeeaQo.Joiirpai PL'ItLISrlEO F.VF.KY WBOJfESDAY I!Y THE JOURHAl PUBLISHING CO. (LIMITED) P.VRTKIDOE BLOCK, SBNF,CA,FALLS, N. Y. TJEIIMS : \Tmnty Subsciibere, $1.50 when paid in advance; rtuhflcribcrs outside the county, $2.00 per year, postage prepaid; Biibscription for six months, $1.00 in advance. ___ RATES O F AD V E R T JSI NO : SIMC’K. Iw . 2ws. 4 wb . 2ins. Sms. Oms. 1 yr ' *^l>olmcaU*^oiinritablc, Religious and like notlcee, B i f s m i ^ s c a b d s T 055 IAtN n . CONQDON, E R N E S T G. QOUUD, W ILLIAM H. H A R P S T , * UCTIONEEK. All sales carefully eondiictc( x V and pnliefiuitioii yunranteOtl. P 0 . Addrt'Hi Sfiioca Fails, N. V. L. FO S T E R CROW E L L , A AND ORAVEL AND f.OAM delivered a O rt*asoimb!e prices. Orde/a by mall will rc SH E L D R A K E HOUSE. A CAPITAL STOrriNO PLACE for partie a^f„r\Vl— eo nforts guaranteed. A. GOODMAN, Prop. .Sheldrake. Seneca Co., N. T KELLOGG’S LIVERY. MAYNARD E . W ILLIAM S , ‘ii-al anucHtheticfl. AT ANDERSON’S ! - T H E V E R Y E A . T E S T - WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS, NAVY BLUE DUCK SKIRTS, BLACK DUCK SKIRTS. A ll Linen Skirts at 69 cents and $1.00. One case of White Shirt Waists made of thin, cool Lawn, trimmed with fine Mull Insertion. There are some light pink and light blue waists in this lot. Our IOC Lawns and Dimities reduced to 6 cents per j'ard, for this week’s selling. J. H. Anderson. NEW YORK ^N T R A E & HUDSON RIVER R. R. THE FOUR-TRfiGR TRUNK LINE This la the Duly Line entcrlni; the City of Now On find after Sunday. June -21, 1801), trains will (ioiNfl EAST. I aOINO WBflT A S S : i ' K S t i ' S i \ : ■ S t ; : '«■=*:: .............. '\\0 r- ‘ Mailtraina I, Syracnac ti LeMsli Valley System In ‘.Effect May 14 th, i899. SENKOLV FATiLB URx\NCH Arrive. Depart 7:10 A.M. 7: o 0 a . M. r.; 2 '» r. M. 5:40 r. m . i-.TltP.M. 7:35 p . m . REAVE OENfilVA EASTWAUD ^,1'd n i l l ^ K S ’ N-vark. Now York 7:20 P. M. Dally except Hunday, Local for siS£sS*=''»\\“- WESTWARD. A. M. Daily for Uocheater and Bultalo. DirlL^EJ^recSLioX?Lfr;it 1 ,?tfT:;®'^ 9 : 1 s P. M. Daily except .Sunday, Local for Manchester and Intermediate Btattons. CIIAS. 8. LEE, Gen. Tasa. Agent, Phiiada., Pa. ^t^P . MIIASPAUQn, District FaBsciigcr Agent jOuni>Tf/afiinX- 7 X'//Wx».f>wyeatalogne, addrcBs Carncll .V Holt, S3 N. Pearl Bt.'.Albany, N. Y- J.H. McDonald Sncceaaor to William Ililt>. General Fire Insnrance And Real Estate Agency. Seneca Falls, N. Y. The B e s t A d v e r t is in g M edium is the Journal. Try i t and b e convinced. We are agfenis for the “N e w Idea” P a ttern s IM<-LAmES> SHIRT WAIST. Sizes32. 31,.30, :i3,W, i2. Cutting and fitting is easy with “ New Idea Patterns.” A n y Pattern and A n y Size, only 10 Cents. Subscribe for “ New Ideas for Womans Wear,” a Magazine issued monthly. Price 5c per copy, 25c per year. S T O W E L L : * ® - JOB PRINTIN6 AT THE JOUBNAL OFFICE M. C. GOULD, DENTIST! SENECA FALLS. N. Y . 1 Oxy Phosphato Fllllnga 75 centa .IU8tl,9 full upper or lower bc I b $10 ton SibleyB and other cheap teeth, $8 Skeleton plates or Movable Bridge work on 0 old Rubber and Wilmington Si riartin O’Neill REAL ESTATE l^IRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSUR­ ANCE AGENCY. O O N V E Y A N O I N G Houses for Safe and to Rent RENTS COLLECTED. SAME OLD STAND, 89 FALL ST. ALFRED GOODMAN, Agt. ‘O inc Merchant Tnilorinij. Rooms over Iloath Store, next to Exchange National Bank. A1 Woolen Suita Made to Order from $10 up. Pantp Seneca Lake Steamers. SUMMER TIME TABLE. Takes Effect Hay 2p, I899. Beginning on the above date, the Seneca Lake Steamer “ Otctlani” will make SnndingR aa per tinio tnble below, and thia schedule will bo Jn effect for . ............. El’:” SS m ' SS-: i s s . 1:^' GOING NORTH. ;; H— ™..-- . ,il.= iS ”\-’\ \F” indicates boats stop on signal only, or to land passengers. F. A. Herendeen. QoaernI PasBongor Agent. GENERAL OFFICE, GENEVA, N. T. THE CHASE GINGERBREAD Once, when a baker in Fairyvillo Was ranking c.ikcs, as bakers will, A dear^Uttle^ qnLr^littlc,*g\ngertoad man. By and by, when the cakes were brown. Ho opened the oven, when nimbiy down Hopped the queer little man and, blinking his Called out to tho baker, who stared in sur- S S mtrginTe'rbread raanl” S l T u S ? t e ! i ^ ^ , j ; “ w iih’rbVave -Meow meow I” The horse broke out of tho barn with a neigh, But ho hoard tho echo from far away: sivs'r Tlic great gray wolf took a bite, just one— The gingerbread man was one-fourth gone. A second bito took him up to the waist— Just half was gone and Hwas only a tasto. still another bito took him up to the throat. And now throe-fourtlis was gone, you'll noto. Then ho swallowed tho head, as away he ran, rt A W e ir d T a l e o f a O n c e a ^ B u r ie d City. | Then to the lip of this poor rarthen urn I lonned, tho secret of niy life to lenrn, —Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. :srr'\ “ Give ino your best wine and yonr easiest chair. I can testify that there is nothing more fatiguing, more parch­ ing to the throat than a few liotirs’ walk through Pompeii.” “■Wliato.ver you wish, signor—red or white wine, Falernian, Caprian, Lacry- lua? Christi 1 My cellar is noted for its stores, and might compete with tho wine cellars of the ancients.” “Baht Why d on't yon say a t once that you even liavo some of tho old Pompeiian wine?” “And why not?” “ Doubtlo.83 it dates from the times of Cicero or Pliny tho younger.” “ Wine.s, like hooks, have their ca- “ ‘Per Bacco,’ padrone, you are sur­ prisingly familiar with yonr authors, and yon know how to apply yonr knowl­ edge. Perhaps yon will next offer 1110 an amphora, like those n.sed hy Pliny tho elder on his fleet at the time of tho ter­ rible Vesnvins eruption, in which he lost bis life. ” The landlord, a large man, with the head of a Roman emperor, short, curly hair and triple chin in heavy folds, smiled in a knowing way at his guest’s speech. Ho loft him, with a gesture im­ posing patience, .autl bis wido shoiilflors disappeared down the. dark stairway. Left alone, tho tr.qvelor, Loni.s R , a young architect about 30 years of age, threw himself into a seat, dopositing on tho table tho long botanist’s case which he had worn suspended from his shoulder. Taking out of it very care­ fully one of tho .80 liltlo gray, ashy liz­ ards which swarm among the Pompeiian ruins, he placed it under a glass. Tho little animal, at first benumbed by its confinement, gradually revived. After having made the circuit of its new prison several times it stopped short and fixd its brilliant and piercing eyes upon its captor. Tho young architect, in tho semi- twilight of the room, locked at it ab­ stractedly. His thoughts had traveled far away from the inn. Once more he was traversing the avenue of aepnl- ehei'3, tlio fashionahlo promenade of an­ cient Pompeii. A sudden whim while there had impelled him to grasp the tiny lizard, just as it was gliding through one of the openings in tho side of the tomb of Nmvoleia Tyche, when the black shadows of the tombs lay heavy on tho burning stones. The landlord returned, carefully hold­ ing a small amphora of classic outline. Tho neck was wrapped around with linen and parchment, tied with a pur­ ple cord and stamped with a large seal, so as to hermetically close it. He slyly winked as lie placed it before tbe trav­ eler, saying: “ What do you think of this, signor?’ Louis took the amphora to examine it. The original red hue of the clay hav­ ing grown paler with age, bore some resemblance to the color of Vesuvian lava, and retained, as it were, tho pal­ lor of the sepulcher. In some places its substance had slightly crumbled, as if worn by tho friction of centuries. With a sort of admiring respect the young man gazed at this resuscitated relic of the past, which had risen from its grave in the ages. A half effaced inscription ran in relief across the mid­ dle of tbe jar. Although some letters had completely disappeared and there were some abbrevi.ations, he succeeded In reconstructing and deciphering it, so that he read CAICVBVM. ompeii, Cecuba, a wondrous product, sung by every poet, had been inclosed in this amphora. Wine of Cecuba, co-eval with the Empero Titus! W hat was perhaps most noticeable and pecniiar was the seal, in tho im­ pression of which on the crushed wax could be traced, beneath two outspread wings of graceful design, the Greek word, “ Zoe” (life). Perhaps a tribute to the wine’s revivifying qualities, per­ haps only a superstitions emblem. The amphora appeared to be genuine, and the seal was intact. “Where does this come from?” “From tho wine cellar of the tedile Pansa, a connoisseur.” “ It is really a very curious discov- “Rarer yet in this. It is still full.” “ Would yon have mo believe in a wine of Cecuba 1,800 years old ?” asked Louis, laughing. “Why n o t?” “Absurd I” “ Listen 1” The landlord shook the amphora, and they heard the gurgling of the iianid within. “Is this a trick? How is it that Vesuvius itself did not dry it up?” _ “Pompeii was engulfed and buried, but not burned.” “ That does not sufliciently explain “ ‘Chi lo sa?’ I don’t try to explain it. I hear the wine murmur in its pris­ on. Will you try it ? It was too tart, too crude for the mdile Pansas, but for you it is just at tho right stage.” “No, indeed. I shonld not care for its flavor of pitch, its resinous aroma, picatum, as said the Pompeiians, and I would much3h preferrefer thehe growthrowth of yourour p t g of y •ard, tbe black, sweet wine, it of tho sun and tho , but palata- vineyti warmed by the heal volcano. It is rather lieai _ bio I don’t feel much confidence in this fossil Cecuba.” “ You are wrong.” “ Come, my host, if I were inclined to be superstitious I should distrust yon and your wine. No sooner do I ask for such an impossible wine than you bring it, and in an amphora, over which at this very moment, I have no doubt, is hovering the spirit of tho elder Pliny.” “At least, signor, you might taste it.” Irreverently breaking the inviolate seal, tlio landlord removed the wrapping around the amphora’s mouth, skimmed off the drop of oil, which protected tho liquor from contact with tho air. then, handing an antique goblet to his guest, he fflled it with half tho. contents of the amphora, tho famons Cecuba wine, and smilingly withdrew. Louis watched him without remon­ strance. He held the cup up before his eyes, and, in spite of his incredulity ad­ mired the ruby red color of the wine, with a burned topaz sparkle, as the snn shono tlirongh it. But no .sooner had tbe wine passed his lips than a sudden heat, as of liquid Are, ran through his veins, a subtle exalation rose to his brain. The goblet, falling from his hand, struck and broke the gla.ss in which the lizard was confined. Instead of escap­ ing, it glided with tlio swiftness of lightening along tho iiock of tho am­ phora and disappeared within it with­ out being perceived by Louis, entranced “Zoel” suddenly exclaimed a clear and melodious voice. Louis started, woke, drew his hand across his eyes and stared at tho spot from which tho voice seemed to come. Tbe room was now in darkness, save for a fading glimmer of the sun’s last ray, and cut of this vagno twilight there glided toward him the slender form of a young and marvelously beau­ tiful woman. “How came you here?” he asked in bewilderment. “Dreamer!” murmured the young girl, laying her white, jeweled hand upon his and gazing softly into his Through the silken waves of her jet- black hair, smooth as satin, perfumed with rarest essences, was drawm a white fillet, like tho line of a silver stream in ' “ o f ................ “ ■ pearls and brilliant shells. Her roi chin, touched with a soft dimifie, the straight classic nose, the voluptuous curve of the lips, wore modeled on the lines of an antique cameo. Tho long gray cloak in which tho fair unknown was enveloped half concealed a white garment, tho Img tunic or Stoln, which gave her tho appearance of some ancient Pompeiian beauty, spared by tlio centuries, rescued from the lava of Ve.°uvius. But what perplexed him more than her strange costume was to recognize in the gleaming eyes of the young wom­ an a familiar glance whose sparkle had once before shono into his, but yet ho could not recall where he had over seen “I am called Nmvoleia Tyche,” said she in clear, musical accents. The architect started in astonish- “Nmvoleia Tyche, the freed woman “The beloved of Cains Munatius Paustna?”^ “Today I looked a t and admired yonr tomb. Tell me, are you dead or living V” “Listen 1” And her voice was tonched with a tender melancholy. “ That tomb I built while living for myself and for Cains Fau.«tiis, to whom the decurions bad awarded tho honors of the bisel- lium, and I hoped some day to find there eternal rest- The gods willed it otherwise. Often, returning from my evening drives, before entering the town I pns.sed and looked with pride at my superb mausoleum, on which were carved my own features and form. But who remembers now the beautiful and adored Nrovoleia Tyche, who now would know her in her new shape, who now could distinguish her from her countless companions?” Dazzled by tho beauty of the Pom- tery of her strange words. “Either I am dreaming or else wine has intoxicated me and I lost my senses,” he murmured. “ Wretch, this is not a dream 1” “ Why do you reproach me?” “ In vain did I try to flee. In vain did I struggle. Yonr cruel hand seized just as I ventured one moment from idd gloomyloomy refugeefuge of myy tombi the cold an g r of m to into the bright .sunsliine and was run­ ning across the stones, still warm with the kisses of Phoebus.” “ The lizard 1” And the yonng man, aghast, now recognized the eyes which had pierced his through the glass of their prison. “ I see, like many others, you do not know the secret cf enr metempsychosis, and yon are ignorant of the mysterious revelations of Pythagoras. Not all of us perished at the time of the catas­ trophe. Venus protected her children from the anger of the infernal deities and changed us into lizards. I was saved, with many others, bnt, my dwelling being destroyed, I sought ref­ uge in the tomb I had b uilt.” “Forgive mo. Nmvoleia!” “Nay, I would not punish you for this ignorance, since, unwittingly through it, you have learned of onr ex­ istence. ’' “ Your generosity overwhelms me.” “And now to our reconciliation, drink once more of the life giving wine,” said she, smiling in her seduc­ tive way and filling the architect’s cup. “I drink,” he said, “ to the Pom­ peiian Yenus, to beanty and to grace! I Urlnk to the divine, the lovely Nmvoleia ’Tycho!” He quaffed his cup, and on his brow he felt the soft touch of the fair one’s ,, At daybreak the first rays of the sun f ell upon Louis asleep with his head on the table. Beside him on the ^ooilay the remains of a broken amphora of an> tiqne shape. Waking from his stupor, he passed his hand across his brow and looked around him anxiously, as if seeking the presence of another person. Bnt he was alone with a broken jar, of whic at: thathat momenten ho remembered nothing t m The cool breeze as the landlord opened the door. He lookt ibered nothing, roused him further ined the qnestioningly a t his guest. “Have I been asleep here?” said Louis in confusion. “It was your wish to sleep here, signor.” “What wine was that you gave me, “A famons one and rare.” “Say rather a magic philtre. My brain is still confused.” “I did not know that it was so heady, signor.” “Why, it was like drinking liquid Piling: Wooil While Governor. “Uncle Dick” Oglesby was honest himself and he believed in making oth­ er people be so, just so far as it lay within his power. The principle of the thing itppealed to him. and a*false rule he despised. In ISOo, when he was gov­ ernor for the first time, ho ordered 10 cords of firewood from a farmer, who was to cord the wood up in the govern­ or’s yard. The governor watched nntil three cords had been piled. Then he could stand it no longer, and, walking ap to the farmer, ho said: “ Yon are piling that wood too loose­ ly. By the time you get it piled you’ll be giving mo eight cords for 10. Now, mind you, I won’t pay for i t .” The farmer, evidently disgusted at being told bow to do his own work, an­ swered that he guessed he knew bow to cord wood as w’eil as anybody, and chal­ lenged the governor to do it better if he could. That “Uncle Dick” would take One might supp and iilacid exterior of most great per­ sons that public life is a private snap. But it isn’t. Take, for instance, offi­ cials who are called upon to hold public receptions. It looks ctisy, of course, to punq) handle a few thousand persons at tlie rate of 12 a minute, but just try it once. When you have, yon will feel inclined to wood sawing as a light di­ version and as a rehixation take to car­ rying coal from the cellar up. Reduced to its simplest oxpre.ssion, hand.shaking is the hardest manual la­ bor on record. Tho wife of a prominent American was speaking of this feiituro of public life a short time ago and in illustration held out her hands. “You sen my left hand, ” said she. “Well, it is no different from any other hand. It is not too large, nor too broad, and, if I may say it myself, not ill formed. Now look at my right hand. T o n notice the ditferenco. Do you see how mneh larger it is—how it is broad and pudgy? W ell, all th a t came from h;uii].sliakii]g. Nowailajsl have to have my glox-e.s made to order, the right hand two size.s larger than tlio left.” The same woman said, too, that her right arm fri'quently became numb and potvorloss after receptions wlie.ro slio was called to shake hands with a tlion- sand or more persons.—Washington Sesi G u II h 'Wexiilicr PropKefH, The ex-sea captiiin looked over the rail of tlie Hoboken ferryboat toward tho east. Tho rising sun, which had just cleared tlie. house tops of Manliattan borougli, looked like a huge red ball. “ Dirty wcatlier coming,” said the ex-captain. “The sun never looks that way unless there’s rain in tlie air. Then look a t tho.se seagulls too. You never see them in a harbor or on shore unle.=- tliero is troulilo brewing out to sea. Way back in the .sixties I was on a sail­ ing ship coming up from southern ports. Wlton we were abreast of Hatteras, the weather was very warm, and the crew were set to work washing ship. Tho men were barefooted, and their trousers not indicate any change, and we cer­ tainly thouglit the birds bad been fooled that time. But about an hour before sunset tlte barometer began to fall as if the bottom had dropped out of the glass. By midnight xve were in tbe teeth of as wild a blizzard as I ever struck. We reached New York all iced u p .” In the evening of the day on which the ex-captain had iirophesied bad weather it rained.—New York Com­ mercial Advertiser. Freeaslnpr F*lesn. It is a curious fact that, although dwellers in northern climes must have known for ages that a low temperature preserves fle.sh from putrefaction, it never seems to have struck any one that this natural fact could be turned to artificial advantage until Lord Bacon stuffed the historic chicken with snow and thereby caught a chill which billed him. It is perhaps even more curious that an experiment resulting in the death of one of the most eminent men in the world should not have called any attention to an already well known principle which might have been readily turned to great advantage. As a matter of fact, it was not until tbe year 187.'), 249 years after Lord Ba­ con’s fatal experiment, that freezing was practically employed as a method of pre.serving flesh. This was the com­ mencement of tho frozen meat trade be­ tween America and England. Four years later a dry air refrigerator was perfected, and the system on which this ted has since beco was construt tically univc India. Itubber. in promoti or pleasure or in alleviating our neces­ sities. Yet there are people not very old who remember when the substance was more of a curiosity than a useful commodity. In 1844 Charles Goodyear’s French patent and in the next year his United States patent for the vulcaniza­ tion of the gum were issued, and it is since then that the innumerable indus­ trial applications of India rubber be- same practical.—Self Culture. THE MAGIC PAINTINa WHEN THE ROOM WAS DARKENED THE COW WENT TO SLEEP. How tlie Transformation Was Effeet- e«l and lloxv Some Otlior Seenilnprly Wonderful Ellects May Be Produced by tl>e Aid of Chemicals. The Chinese Emperor Tai Tsung pos­ sessed among other treasures a pictni known as a magic painting. It repre­ pastoral scene witli a cow in a field and mountains be- sented a standing yond. When tbe picture it, the emperor would say: “ Yes, this is a remarkable painting. The cow, as you see, is standing, but if the room was darkened the cow would think it night and would lie would order the Then the empt room to be darkened, and the cow would be seen to be lying down, ap­ parently asleep. The picture was a water color, over which was painted in colorless phos­ phorescent paint a similar picture repre­ senting the cow lying down. In the light the standing animal was seen, but at night or in a darkened room only the phosphorescent picture was visible. So the magic jiictnre was, after all, a very simple trick. A Dre.sden First paint in ordinary colors the pic­ ture of the cow standing. Then melt some Zanzibar copal over a charccal fire and dissolve 15 parts of it in GO parts of French oil of turpentine. Filter this and mix with 25 parts of pure linseed oil which liiis been previously heated and cooled. Now take 40 parts of tho varnish so obtained and mix with six parts of pre­ pared calcium carbonate, 12 parts of prepared white zinc sulphide and SO parts of luminous calcium sulphide, all of which can bo obtained from any chemist. white It lying d ple chemicals. One of them is the ball of fire. Take for this barium sulphate any seemingly wonderful tricks can le performed with tho use of a few sim­ ile cher’\ \ ’\' (CP), 1 part; magnesium carbonate (CP). 1 part; gum tragacanth q. s. This should be mixed and rolled into marbles and kept a t a red heat for about an hour, then allowed to cool slowly and placed in a glass stoppered bottle. using place in the ) marbles at once become At the entertainment ordinary mar­ bles are passed among the audience, one or more of the luminous marbles being concealed in tho hand. Tho exhibitor ita „*s»rss/’7 thumb and forefinger, blows upon it, and asks to have the lights turned down. As this is done be substitutes the luminous marble, and tho mysterious light is seen. This is handed around, and changes again as the light is turned on, when tho magician presents to the audience several of tho ordinary mar­ bles as souvenirs. A n o ther tric k is very effective. Take two siiiiilar bundle,'! of artificial flower,s. Brush one over w ith glue or mucilage and iiowder it with the dust from one of the marbles described. Then place in the sun. When taken into a darkened room, luminous flowers are seen. The magician exhibits the flowers that have not been prepared and shows that there is nothing peculiar about them. Then, as the light is turned down, he substi­ tutes the concealed bunch, blows upon the flowers, and, presto! displays to the astonished observers a luminous bunch, each flower cf which stands out as if al white heat. Luminous letters can be written and exhibited in the ditrk to the wonder oi the audience. Luminous ink is made by placing a piece of phosphorus about the size of a pea in a test tube with a little olive oil. Place the tube in a wa­ ter bath until the oil becomes heated and the phosphorus liquid. Shake well and pour into a bottle with a glass stop­ per. Admit air just previou,s to using it, and the fluid will become luminous tracery in the dark. Water can bo rendered luminous in a very simple manner. Dissolve a small piece of phosphorus in ether for several days in a glass stoppered bottle. In this place a lump of sugar, then drop the ir in water, which will at once be­ come luminous. Luminous paints can be made any color—green, yellow, violet or blue— and if applied to various objects make a wonderful display at night.—New Yorlt ess, entering ne evening, with a stout sti­ lt pin in her hand, stmiibled ling instant death, heartbroken count, .suspecting a jealous noble of the supposed murder, shot him dead on tbe street next day. The fol­ lowing night the brother of the murder­ ed man stabbed the count. After this triple tragedy the true cause of the trou­ ble was revealed. A yoxing bachelor in London, sanguine of participating in the wealth of a cer­ tain country uncle, invited his rich rela­ tive to spend a week with him in town. During dinner one evening the nephew —quite unaware of the perilous charac­ ter of the combination—passed Char­ treuse wine and bananas to his uncle, wUliari death. The nepht concern tnnied to dismay when lx ed later that the absence of any will shattered his hopes of fortune, and his chagrin prompted him to prematurely end his existence.—Cincinnati Enquir- V e r y C o n v e n ient. An energetic vicar of an English country parish, who had long labored to raise the funds necessary to add a set ,f chimes to his parish church, of chimes day both surprh elderly lady whi gratified by an ;h reputed to be ly lady who, though reputet well off, had hitherto decii dbute, offering to complete h: Bcription list provided the new chimes would be sounded a t a specifie hour each evening. This was agreed to, and they were soon in active operation. Meeting her out one day. he repeated his acknowledgments, saying: “ lam so glad lo have been able to meet yonr views. It must please you very much to hear those grand old hymn tunes at “ Oh, yes,” was the reply, “ and it is really so very convenient! That stupid maid of mine brings me my medicine now quite regularly.”—^London Tit- Tfae singing girls sat 1 while we drank teaa. te They giggled and sang and giggled while we were Initiated into tho mysteries of a Jap­ anese dinner. They danced and ate sweets and sneked oranges while we had our after dinner smokes, and then, at about 9 o’clock, they dropped on their knees at the door, touched the mats with their foreheads and shuffled aw.ay, giggling and chatting, down the What impressed ns was the cleanli- ce.ss of the inn. There was simplicity about everything. No attempt was made at shoddy grandeur. The mats were unadorned, the woodwork was nn- painted, but a blue vase in one corner, wherein was stuck a green branch, in­ significant though it was, gave artistic fragrance to the apartment. The food was served neatly in trim dishes, and all the dishes were arranged trimly on lacquer trays. It was, however, not particularly ap­ petizing to three hungry wheelmen. Japanese fare is scrtippy and finicky. On a pleasant autumn afternoon, when you have been reclining in a jinrikisha, dawdling fhrongh sylv.'in lanes, tiny morsels of fish and a cupful of rice and several curious messes seasoned with a mixture of salt and sugar may be. all right, bnt when the weather is cold, and there is a blood tingling breeze, and you are doing yonr level 50 miles a day wheeling, you want ham and eggs and beef and pudding. We should have starved had we not every other day or 60 fallen in with some Japanase who stomac ■stood the capacity of an E ich. Then tve fed like the A little incident wliieh occurred only a few years before my birth, in tlie ex­ treme we.st, and which I heard related by my father, who was familiar with the facts, illustrative of the slow modes of communication in those primitive times, may be worth repeating here. When the old State bank of Missouri failed, in, I think. 1830, Sam Wiggins, a brother of the well known Billy Wiggins, held a largo amount of the notes of that bank, which, for practical purposes being entirely worthless, he was so paralyzed that he moped about in a condition of despondency for three days, when he was approached by a certain Frenchman, whoso name h a s ': caped my memory, and who was n< as a long distance rough rider, and who offered for a consideration to take the notes, and, with a horse that he knew he I could procure,- well known for his pow­ er of endurance as a traveler, proceed across the country to Louisville and dis­ pose of the paper for good money. The offer being accepted, ho took horse and rode him 70 miles a day, til he became exhausted, when he ex­ changed him for another, and by re­ peated relays reached his destination and got the notes changed four hours before the arrival of the news, brought by a steamboat wiiich had left ,St. Louis on the day of the failure of the bank, nearly three days in advance of his own departure. How would that sound told in St. Louis or Louisville in this year of grace?—San Francisco Bulletin Slic Lost Her Shoe. While in Samoa Kobert Lonis Steven- son and his wife in a great measure did as the Romans did—that is to say, ns the S.uiioims did. It was Louis’ cnstoin to lie abed late of a morning and spend tho remainder of the time under a tree on the hill, clad in light pyjamas, the dress of tbe native Kanaka. W ith his wife it was the same. Stays were unknown to her and a curling iron a dim recollection of a shady past. It was while Stevenson and his wife were living at Apia, in Samoa, that Mr. Hey- wood was appointed consul there for this country. Shortly a' try he arrai ------ . __ English, German and American resi­ dents of the community that they might meet him in his official capacity and he them as “ citizens of Samoa.” Of course an invitation was sent Rob­ ert Louis Stevenson and his wife. Two days before the date of the function Mr. HeywoocI was surprised to receive a note from Mr. Stevenson sent by courier. The note read as follows: Mrs. Eohort Louis Stevenson and Hobert Loui.9 Stevenson accept Consul Heywood*s in­ vitation with pleasure and n.ssuro him that they will bo present on the evening of tho 23d, if by that time Mrs. Stevenson finds her other shoe. Ever thine, R obrut L ouis S xbvknbon . —Detroit Free Press. A Ruin Proverb. Eain before seven, Pino before eleven. I have always heard this proverb with the two additional lines: If it r.nins at eleven ’Twill last till seven. And I have witnessed the truth of tbe last two lines very many times, notably on three separate occasions, on which, being up the river for a day’s punting, when a fine day would have been a godsend to me, it has rained persistent­ ly during tho whole afternoon, the rain beginning between 10 and 11 o’clock, and ce.asing within a very few minntes of 7. Thus I have had the proverb in­ delibly stamped on my mind.— Notes and Queries. Testimony of Eyewltneasea. “While I was out west,” said the man in the mackintosh, “I saw snow­ drifts more than 600 feet high.” “I don’t doubt it,” replied the man with the cinnamon beard. “ When I was out there, I saw drifts that couldn’t have been less than 900 feet deep. ” “If you hadn’t been in such a hurry to tell a bigger lie than you thought I could tell, ” rejoined the man in the mackintosh, “I wonld have explained that the drifts I saw were 000 feet up on the side of a mountain.” “ T hat’s all right,\ said tbe other, “The drifts I saw were at the bottom of a 900 foot gorge.’’—Chicago Trib- The Paris Figaro relates a touching souvenir of the poet De Musset, as men­ tioned by the poet’s governess, Mme. Adele Colin Martellet, who has pub­ lished her memoirs. The poet had a small dog named Marzo. After the poet died, the dog, supposing him absent, continued to await his return at the same hour every evening for a period of seven years, when it also died. Mme. Martellet’s husband took the dog to Antenil to lie buried and found some workmen engaged in digging out a new street. The faithful dog was buried hy the men, and the street in which the animal’s remains were laid is called the Rue de Musset. Ran Across Her. Ned—I ran across a very pretty girl this morning. Ted—Did she flirt with yon ? > Ned—No. After she regained con. , Bcionsness she had me arrested for, ^ scorching. * J-l d 2 X:

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