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THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FIN E JO B PR I N T IN G Call or.Write for Pricesr - , ^ < T H E J P U IR N J V L , ....IS THE..., Ii . . __ f a v o r i t e P A P E R wltlrreaders and advertisers. 1 DEVOTED TO THE TRUE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF SENECA COUNTY. VOX.UME 15 . SBISTECA BALLS, N .X ., WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 , 1899 . NUMBEB 15 SepeeaQD.Joarpal PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY THE JOURHIL PUBLISHING CO. (LIMITED) PARTRIDGE BLOCK., SENECA_EALI,S, N. Y. T E R M S : County Subscribers, $1.50 when paid in udvanco; mibBctibers outside the county, ?2.oo por year, postage prepaid ; Subscription for Six months, $1.00 in advance. RATES OF ADVERTISING; ‘’s“rKc'’rrLx^o‘i; ' “?.^llScS.‘‘gbat B U S IN E S S C A R D S . OSSIAN n . CONGDON, A TTOBNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW jJX Lodi. Seneca County, N. Y. ERNEST Q. GOULD, W ILLIAM H . H A R P S T , Seneca Foils, N. Y. L. FOSTER CROWELL, S knboa F alls , IV. Y. SH E L D R A K E HOUSE. Sheldrake, Seneca Co,, 1 KELLOGG’S LIVERY. MAYNARD E . W ILLIAM S , NEWYORK ^I^TRAL & HI & HUDSON RIVER R. a THE FOUR-TRACK TRUNK LINE da^;??rTv»‘» r » r b 1 i ? w o c ^ On and after Sunday, June 21, 1890, trains will pasB Sonooa FalU ai { o II oi V b : aOlNO EAST. aoiHo W»aT A fSS : g l s ; . ' : ' V S l'.;: I Only“™n\ SundayH, Syracuse to Genova and Lehigh Valley Systei In '.Effect May 14th, i899. SENEO.\ FALLS BRANCH. Arrive. Depart 7:10 a . m . 7:30 a . m . 10:0.7 A. M. 10:10 A. M. 5:25 p . m . 6:40 p . m . LEAVE GENEVA EASTWARD sm ■ ■ ■ S^/MiSHSSr°s- WESTWARD. J5:13 A. M. Unity for Kochcatcr and BufXnlo. IaPorda,Vl^arm“e & ^ e S l ? / . M?^lLivtd?nfe‘fm ^ IfatstSs\' CrtAS. 8. LEE, Hon. Taas. Agent, Philadn., Pa. ^8^P. MIIXSPAUGn, District Passenger Agent rlSt.,Albany, N. Y- J.H. McDonald Sncccssor tAtVlUlim lu il t.' General Kre Insnranee And Real Estate Agency. Seneca Falls, N; Y. AT ANDERSON’S I —T^arzB YT'BH'sr x ,-< a t e s t — WHITE PIQUE SKIRTS, NAVY BLUE DUCK SKIRTS, BLACK DUCK SKIRTS. All Linen Skirts at 6 9 cents and ^ 1 . 0 0 . One case o f W hite Shirt W aists made of thin, cool Lawn, trimmed with fine M a li Insertion. There are som e light pink and light blue waists in this lot. . . . Our ib e Lawns and Dim ities reduced to 6 cents per yard, for this w eek’s sellinig. J. H. Anderson. The B e s t A d v e r tisin g M edium is the Journal. Try it a n d b e convinced. We are agents for the ‘N e w Idea” P a tterns W34-LADIES’ SHIRTWAIST. Sires 32. 3-1,30. 38,40, 42. Cutting and fitting is easy w ith “ New Idea Patterns.” Any Pattern and Any Size, only lo 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 3 1 i = ’l S - JOB PRINTING AT THE JOUBNAL OFFICE M. C. GOULD, DENTIST 1 SENECA FALLS. N .Y . Medium Blxe Gold Filling., each $1.60. Goldaud Fli.i 11a v >/ it ■ i< Ullngs 76 cents. Rubber and Oxy Phosphate Fillings 75 cents White’s orJastl.sfatl upper or lower seta$tO Wilmington Sibleys and other cheap tooth. $8 Binglocrowa on root $2.60 riartin O’Neill REAL ESTATE FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSUR­ ANCE AGENCY. O O N V ^ V A N O I N <3 ¥ouses for Safe and to Rent RSNTS COILSCTSD. SAICB OLD STAND, 80 PALL ST. ALFRED GOODMAN, Agt. T^iao Morohant TallorJog. Booms over Heath Store, next to Bxchango National Bank. Al Woolen Suits Made to Order from $10 up. Pants 2 60 nnd up. Seneca Lake Steamers. SUMMER TIME TABLE. Takes Effect nay 2 p, I899. icScDCCA Lake Ings as per time ho (n effect for balance of seasoo, unless otherwise ordered. GOING SOOTH :: “ i i ? - ” ” - GOING NORTH, !rH s s i= 3 r r ■■ S.“mLa“xHV.v.:“ v.:v.” :v.v.-.v.!^ ii ... ” 'i \F\ indicates boatastop on signal only, or to land P. A. Herendeen. GENERAL OFFICE, G iraK V A.^T.*” ^ GINGERBREAD i S | o hla Called out to the baker, who stared in aur- s S S ! S . K S 5 'r~-....- iE 'H S I S x S S .aa,. Can’t catch mo, little gingerbread manl” Man and woman, horse and cow, Dog nnd cat, wore after him now, S r o T e ? hi^sItSufdo”? r c a T l ^ 'm glee: ;S??’S i t S K n 'S ^ U r e a d m a n ,’- But a wolf crept out of tho wooflB at Inat, Can’t catch me, little gingOThread mnnl” The great gray wolf took a bite. Just one— The gingerbread man was one-fourth gone. A second bito took him np to tho waist- Stm anothtw bUrtoo“k him np°to^the*tooat, And now three-fourths was gone, you’ll note. Then ho swallowed tho head, as away he ran. WMn t TS3I ^ I A W eird Tale of a Once ^ I B u r ied C ity. i 9 f 6--0-«-0***0'*‘0*-Oa-0***0***0**0*s*0-*0-*Q Then to tho Up of this poor earthen urn 1 leaned, tho socrot of my life to learn, ■And, lip to lip, it murmured, “While yon live, Drink, for once dead, yon never shall re- —Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. “Padrone I” “Signori” “Give me your beat wine and your easiest chair. I can testify that there is nothing more fatiguing, more parch­ ing to the throat than a few hours’ walk through Pompeii.” “ W h a tever you wish, signor—red or white wine, Palei'nian, Oaprian, Laery- mm Chriati 1 My cellar is noted for its stores, and might compete with tho wine cellars of the ancients.” \Bahl Why don’t ’t you say at once re some of the old ;s it dates from the times Pliny the that yon Pompeiian wine?” “And why not?’ “Doubtless it d of Cicero or Pliny the younger. ” “ Wines, like hooks, have their ca- “ ‘Per Bacco,’ padrone, you are sur­ prisingly familiar with your authors, and you know how to apply your knowl­ edge. Perhaps you will next offer me an amphora, like those used hy Pliny tho elder on his fleet at the time of tho ter­ rible Vesuvius eruption, in which he lost his life.” The landlord, a large man, with the head of a Iloman emperoi’, slioit, curly h a ir and triple chin in heavy folds, smiled in a knowing way at his guest’s speech. Ho loft him, with a geatnre im­ posing patience, and his wide shoulders disappeared down the dark stairway. Left alone, the traveler, Louis B., a young architect about 30 years of age, threw himself into a seat, depositing on the table the long botanist’s case which he had worn suspended from his shoulder. Taking out of it very care­ fully one of those little gray, ashy liz­ ards. which swarm among the Pompeiian ruins, he placed it under a’glass. The little animal, at first benumbed hy 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. The young architect, in the 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 sepul­ chers, tho fashionable 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 the side of the tomb of Nmvoleia Tycbe, wbi the black shadows of the tombs h wrapped around ment,ent, tieded withith a linen and parchm ti w a pur­ ple cord and stamped with a large seal, SO as to hermetically close i t He slyly winked as he placed i t before the 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 Vesnvian lava, and retained, as it were, the pal­ lor of the sepulcher. In some places its substance had sligbfly crumbled, as if worn by the friction of centuriea . - - -.jng respei his reausc; had risen its grave in the ages. A half effaced inscription ran in relief across the mid­ dle of the jar. Although some letten had completely disappeared and there OAIOVBVM. Which doubtless meant, being inter­ preted, that under the consulate of Mar­ cus Spnrins, the eight hundred and thirty-first year of the Roman era and the year 70 of the Christian era—that is, the very year of the dread eruption which entombed Pompeii, wine of Cecnha, a wondrous product, sung by every poet, had been inclosed in this amphora. Wine of Cecnha, co-eval with the Empero Titnsl \ ^ a t was perhaps most noticeable and peculiar was the seal, in the 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 he genuine, and the seal was intact. “ Where does this come from ?” “From■om thehe winei: cellar of the eedile Pansa,’ansa, a connoisseur.”noiss t w a con “It is really a very entious discov- y-” “Barer yet in this. It is still fnU.” “ Would yon have ino believe in a wine of Cecnha 1,800 years old?” asked Louis, laughing. “Why not?” “Absurdl” “Listen 1” The landlord ehogk the amphora, and they heard the gurgling of the iiauid 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 sufQciently explain “ ‘Chi lo sa ?’ I don’t try to explain it. I hear the wine murmur in its pris­ on. Will you ti'y it? It was too tart, too crude fqr the mdile Pansas, hut for yon it is just at the right stage.” “No, indeed. I should not care for its flavor of pitch, its resinons aroma, picatum, ns said the Pompeiians, and I wonld much prefer the growth of your own vineyard, the black, sweet wine, warmed hy the heat of the sun and the volcano. It is rather heavy, but palata­ ble I don’t feel much confidence in this fossil Cecnha.\ “ You aro wrong.” “Come, my host, if I were inclined to be superstitious I should distrust you 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 donbt, is hovering the spirit of the elder Pliny.” “At least, signor, you might taste it.” Irreverently breaking the inviolate seal, the landlord removed the wrapping around the amphora’s mouth, skimmed off the drop of oil, which protected the liquor from contact with the air, then, handing an antique goblet to his guest, he filled it with half the contents of the amphora, the famous Cecnha wine, and smilingly withdrew. Louis watched him without remon­ strance. He held the cup np 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 sun shone through it. But no sooner had the wine passed his lips than a sudden heat, as of liquid fire, ran through his veins, a subtle exalation rose to his brain. The goblet, falling from his hand, struck and broke the glass in which the lizard was confined. Instead of escap­ ing, it glided with the swiftness of lightening along the neck of the am­ phora and disappeared within it with­ out being perceived by Lonis, entranced in reverie. “Zoe!” suddenly exclaimed a clear and melodious voice. Louis started, woke, drew bis hand across his eyes and stared at the spot from which the voice seemed to come. The room was now in darkness, save for a fading glimmer of the sun’s last ray, and cut of this vague twilight there glided toward him the slender form of a young and marvelously beau­ tiful woman. “How came yon here?” he asked in iwilderment. lerl” be.1 hich enfolded them sparkled with pearls and brilliant shells. Her ronnded chin, touched with a soft dimple, the straight classic nose, the voluptuous curve of the lips, were modeled on the lines of an antique cameo. The long gray cloak in which the fair unknown was enveloped half concealed a white garment, the long tunic stola, which gave her th of some ancient Pompi spared by the centuries, the lava of Vesuvius. hat perplexed 1 a familiar glance whose sparkle had le before shone into his. but yet ho lid not recall where he had ever seen “I am called Nievoleia Tyche,” said she in clear, musical accents. The architect started in astonish- “ Nmvoleia Tyche, the freed woman of Juli; 'h f ’l beloved of Cains Munatius lired your r living?” Fanstns?’ “I am she.\ “Today I looked a t and admi tomb. Tell me, are you dead or living ‘ “Listen 1” And her voice was touched with a tender melancholy. “ That tomb I built while living for myself and for Cains Faustus, to whom the deourious had awarded the honors of the bisel- linm, 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 passed 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 Nmvoleia 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- neiian. bewitched hy her entrancing voice and unable in his bewilderea mind to distinguish clearly between the boundaries of past and present, be tried in vain to comprehend the mys­ tery of her strange words. “ Either I am dreaming or else this wine has intoxicated me and I have lost my senses,” he mnrmnred. “ Wretch, this is not a dream 1” “ Why do you reproach me?” “ In vain did I try to flee. In vain did I struggle. Your cruel hand seized me just as I ventured one moment from the cold and gloomy refuge of my tomb into tha bright sunshine and was run­ ning across tho stones, still warm with the kisses of Phoebus.” “The lizard 1” And the young 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 our metempsychosis, and yon are ignorant of the mysterious revelations of Pythagoras. Not all of ns perished a t the time of the catas­ trophe. Venus protected her children from the anger .of the infernal deities and changed ns into lizards. I was saved, with many others, bnt, my dwelling being destroyed, I sought ref­ uge in the tomb I had bnilt.” “Forgive me, Najvoleia!” “Nay, I would not punish yon for this ignorance, since, unwittingly through it, you have learned of onr ex­ istence.” “ Your generosity overwhelms me.” add nowow too ourur reconciliaUoBeconciliation, “An n t o r ;inb once more of the life giving ine,” said she, smiling in her seduc­ tive way and filling the architect’s cnp. I drink,”rink,” hee said,aid, “ to thehe Poin-oia “ I d h s “ to t P peiian Venus, to heauty and to grace! ] tlrink to the divine, the lovely Nasvoleia ^ c h e l ” He quaffed his cnp, and on his brow he felt the soft touch of the fair-one’s ■lips. the remain^ of a broken amphora of an> tiqne shape. Waking from his stupor, he passed his hand across his brow and looked around him anxiously, ns if seeking the presence of another person. But he C)1 breeze rousi is the landlord opened the. door. He looked questioningly 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 yon gave me, padrone?” “A famous 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 “ Well, just think, signori Wine of 79, the year of the eruption 1” —^From the French For Short Stories. P i l l n s W o o a W h ile Goi-eraor.' “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 appealed to him, and a*false rule he despised. In 1805, 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 until three cords had been piled. Then he could stand it no longer, and, walking np to the farmer, he said: “ You are piling that wood too loose­ ly. By the time you get it piled you’ll be giving me eight cords for 10. Now, mind you, I won’t pay for it.” The farmer, evidently disgusted at being told how to do his own work, an­ swered that he guessed he knew how to cord wood as well as anybody; and chal­ lenged the governor to do it better if he could. That “Uncle Dick” would take him at his word evidently never occur­ red to him, but it wasn’t the first time the good old gentleman had corded wood, and, governor or no governor, out he went. When the farmer had brought the wood all in “Uncle Dick” corded every stick of it over again and got it into eight cords. Then he made the farmer bring in two cords more.— Chicago Chronicle. One might suppose from the calm end placid exterior of most great per­ sons that public life is a private snap. Bnt it isn*t. Take, for instance, oflS- cials who are called upon to hold public receptions. It looks easy; of course, to pump handle a few thousand persons at the 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 relaxation take to car­ rying coal from the cellar up. Deduced to its simplest expression, handshaking is the hardest manual la­ bor on record. hand. It is not too large, nor too hroad, and, i f I may say i t inyself, not ill formed. Now look at my right hand. Y ou notice the difference. Do you see how much larger it is—how it is broad and pudgy? Well, all that came from handshaking. Nowadays I have to have my gloves made to order, the right hand two sizes larger than the left.” The same womaii Said, too, that her right arm frequently became numb and powerless after receptions where she was called to shake hands with a thou­ sand or more persons.—Washington Letter. the that Sea Gnll« ns W entlicriProplkets. The ex-sea captain looked ove? th rail of the Hoboken ferryboat towar the east. The rising sun, which ha just cleared tho house tops of Manhatt borough, looked like a huge red ball. “Dirty weather coming,” said t ex-captain. “The sun never looks th; way unless there’s rain in the air. Then look a t those seagulls too. You never see them in, a harbor or on shore unlesp there is trouble brewing put to sea. Way back in the sixties I was on a sail­ ing ship coming u p from southern ports. When 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 were rolled uii to their knees. Soon we saw several gulls flying about Our trucks. In half an hour there must have been 200 of them. The barometer did not indicate any change,, and we cer­ tainly thought thebirds had been fooled that time. But about an hour before sunset the barometer began to fall as if the bottom had dropped out of the,glass, By midnight we were in the teeth of as wild a blizzard as I ever struck. We reached New York all iced up. ” In tho evening of the day on whicl the ex-captain had prophesied bac weather It rained.—New York Com mercial Advertiser. Freezing Flezli, It is a curious fact that, although dwellers in northern climes must have known for ages that a low temperature preserves flesh 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 sHow and thereby caught a chill which killed 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 ally 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 the year 1875, 349 years after Lord Ba­ con’s fatal experiment, that freezing method fatal expe: racticallyactically 61 mencemi was pr employed as > a n of preserving flesh. This was th( Inain. tlnblier. Few articles; are more indisp to modem life than those India rubber French p a tent and in therbext year-his United States iiatent for the tulcahiza* tion of the gum were issued, and i t is- since then that the innnmerahle indus­ trial applications of india rubber be- *ame practical.—Self Cnltui*e. ' THEMA&iePAINTINU WHEN THE ROOM WAS DARKENED THE COW WENT TO SLEEP. Wonderful Fltects May Be Produeed by the Aid of Chemicals. The Chinese BmperorTai ^sung pos- lessed among other treasures a picture mown as a magic painting. It repre- iented a pastoral scene w ith a cow itanding in a field and mountains be- ■When the picture was shown to ifs or gnests and they admired emperor would say: “ Yes, this is a remarkable painting. The cow, as you see, is standing, but if the room was darkened the cow w ould th in k it nig h t and w onld lie stra: Then the emperor would order the 00m to be darkened, and the cow vould 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, bnt at bight or in a darkened room only the phosphorescent picture was visible. So the magic picture was, after all, a very simple trick. A Dresden chemist, named Sphade, has discovered a liiethod of imitating it whicb can be accomplished as follows: First paint in ordinary colors the pic­ ture of the cow standing. Then melt some Zanzibar copal over a charcoal fire and dissolve 15 parts of it in CO parts of French oil of turpentine. Filter this' and mix with 25 part's of pure linseed oil which has been previously heated and cooled. Now take 40 parts of the varnish so itained and mix with six parts of pre- ialcinm carbonate, 12 parts of chemist. This emulsion riionld be ground very fine in a color mill. The result will he white luminous pain, which should be used to paint the cow lying down. Many seemingly wonderful tricks can be performed with the use of a fewsim - ' pie chemicals. One of them is the ball of fire. T ake for this barium sulphate (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. A few hours before using place in the sun, and the marbles at once become luminous, At the entertainment ordinary mar­ bles are passed among the audience, one or more of the luminous marbles being concealed in the hand. The exhibitor then takes a marble from some one in the audience, holds it between his thumb and forefinger, blows upon it, and asks to have the lights turned down. As this is done he anbstitntes tha luminous marble, and the mysteri: light is seen. This is banded aroni and changes again as the light is turned on, when tho magician presents to the audience several o f the ordinary m a bles as sonvenii's. A n o ther trick is very effective. Tal two similar bunches of artificial flower Brush one over with gltie or muCilaf and powder it with the dust from 01 of the marbles described. Then place i_ the sun. When taken into a darkened room, luminous flowers are seen. The magician exhibits the flowers that hav( not been prepared and shovs’s that then is nothing peculiar about them. Then, as the light is turned dov?n, he substi­ tutes the concealed bunch, blows ■n I the flowers, and, presto 1 displays to astonished observers a luminous bui each flower of which stands out as if ai Got t h e Notez Cashed, little incident which occurred only V years before my birth, in the ex- ___ le west, 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 hank of Missouri failed, in, I think, 1836, Sam Wiggins,- a brother of the well known Billy Wiggins, held a large amount of the notes of that bank, which, for practical purposes being entirely worthless, he was so paralyzed that he moppd about in a condition of despondency for three days, when he was approached by a certain Frenchman, whose name has now es­ caped my meniory, and who was noted 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- end; ana pour 1111,0 a oouuie wmu a giaas si.up- per. Admit air just previous to using it, and the fluid will become luminous tracery in the dark. Water cab bo rendered In linoue 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 sugar in water, which will at once be- edme luminona Luminous paints can he made any An Italian countess, entering her chamber one evening, with a stout sti­ letto bonnet pin in her hand, stumbled over a pet dog and fell prostrate upon the floor, the perilous pin piercing her heart and causing instant death. The heartbroken count, suspecting a jealous noble of the supposed murder, shot him dead on the street next day. The fol- lowingnight the brother of the murder­ ed man stabbed the count. After this triple tragedy the true cause of the trou­ ble was revealed. A young 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 ottheu-perilons charac­ ter of the’.combination—passed. Char­ treuse wine and bananas to his uncle, who partook freely of both, thus pro­ ducing a-peculjariy potent poison, whicb caused his death. The nephew’s deep concern turned to dismay when he learn­ ed’ later that the absence of any will shattered his hopes, of fortune, and his chagrin prompted him to prematurely end his existence.—Cincinnati Bnquir- very well off; had hitherto declined to’ cdfa'tfibnte, offeringto complete his snb- Idbesoun: ling. This was agreed to, and they were soon in active operation. Meeting her out one day, heiepeated his acknowledgments, sayings ^Tam so glad , to have been able ]to meet your views. I t must please y.pu very much to hear those grand old hymn tnnes at An inn In Japan. The singing girls sat round and gig- led while we drank tea. They giggled nd sang and giggled while we were litiated into the mysteries of a Jap- nese dinner. They danced and ate weets and socked oranges while we _ad onr after dinner smokes, and then, at about 9 o’clock, they dropped on their knees at < the,, door, touched the ats with their foreheads and shuffled vay, giggling and chatting, down the What impressed ns was the cleanli­ ness of th e inn. There w as simplic about everything. No attempt i made at shoddy grandeur. The mats were unadorned, the woodwork was nn- painted, bnt 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 trim1 dishes, and all the dishes 3hes were arranged dishes. :d triml) not particularly, ap- hnngry wheelmen. Japanese fare is scrappy a n d finicky. On a pleasant autmiin afternoon, when you have been reclining in a jinrikisha, dawdlinj lacquer traye Itt was,wasi however,owe^ not particular! three hungry whi I - h petizing to thi Japane se fa re i reclining in ig through sylvan lanes, tiny of fish and a cupful of rice and a with a ay be. all peral curious messes seasoned with a ixtiire of salt and £ when tl wheeling, you want ham and eggs a: beef and pudding. We should -ha irved had we not every other day or fallen in with some Japanese who understood the capacity of an English stomach. Then we fed like the camel. across m for his pow- ____ ^^ance as a traveler, proceed the country to Louisville and dis- Dse of the paper for good money. The offer being accepted, he 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 which had left St. Louis on the day of the failure of tho bank, nearly three days in advance of his own departure. How would that sound told in St. Lonis or Louisville in this year of graee?—San Francisco Bulletin, site Lost iler dKae. W h ile in Samoa Robert L o n is Steven­ son and his wife in a great measure did as the Romans did—^that is to say, as the Samoans did. It was Louis’ custom to lie abed late of a morning and spend the remainder of the time tinder a tree on the hill, clad in light pyjamas, the dress of the native Kanaka. W ith his wife i t 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 after his arrival in the coun­ try he arranged for a reception to the English, German and American resi- 4-1-.-community tha*- 1 his official cap tizens of Samoa an invitation vs I' the function r. Hey wood was surprised to receive note from Mr. StevensonStevenson sent by rier. The note re£ 1 °ad as follov they will be present on the evening of the if by that tfino Mrs. Stevenson finds her other Shoe. Ever thine, B obbrt Louts SlKyXSBOM. —Detroit Free Press. A Rain Proverb, Eain before seven. Pine before eleven. I have always heard this proverb vvith the two additional lines: If it rains at eleven ’Twill last till seven. And I have vvitnessed the truth of the last two lines very many times, notably bcasioua, on which. dsend to me, it has rained persistent­ ly during the whole afternoon, the rain beginning between 10 and 11 o’clock, and ceasing within a very few minutes of 7. Thus I have had the proverb in­ mind.—N o tes'' delibly stam and Queries. A F a i t h f u l Boar. The Paris Figaro relates a touching souvenir of the poet De Mnsset, as men­ tioned by the poet’s governess, Mme. Adele Colin Martellet, who has pub­ lished her memoirs. The poet bad a small dog named Marzo. After the poet died, the dog, supposing him absent, continued to await his return a t the same hour every evening for a period of seven years, when it also died. Mme. Mariellet’s husband took the dog to Anfeuil to be btlried and fotind Some workmen engaged, in digging.>Ont ' t; new street. The faithful , d(^ waff , buried by the men, and the street in , Ran Across Her. Ned—I ran across a very pretty girl this morning: ' ' Ted—Did she,flirt with you ? - Ned—No. After she regained ( xhit } Bcioneness she had me arrested Scorching. J T e s tim o n y o f Fyewltnesses. “ While I was out west,” said the nian in the mackintosh, ‘‘I saw snow­ drifts more than ftOO feet high. ” “I don’t doubt it,” replied the man with the cinnamon beard. “ When I ■was out there, IsaW drifts that couldn’t have been less than 900 feet deep. ” “If yon hadn’t been, in such a hurry , to tell a bigger lie than you thought I 1 could tell, ” rejoined tho man in the mackintosh, “I would have -explained that the drifts I saw were 600 feet np ■ on the side of a mountain.” . “That’s all right,” said the other. , “The drifts J saw were at the bottom of a 900 foot gorge.’*—Chicago Trib-

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