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I THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FINE J O B PRINTING Call or^Write for Prices. TH E JOURNAL ....IS THE.... FAVORITE PAPER wllh readers and advertisers. DEVOTED TO THE TRUE INTERESTS OP THE PEOPLE OF SENECA COUNTY. VOI j UM E 15. SE^^ECA FALLS, N . Y ., W EDN E S D A Y, SEPTEMBER 20, 1899. NUM B E R 26 SepeeaQa. Journal PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY HE JOURHAL PUBLISHING GO. (LIMITED) PARTRIDGE BLOCK, SENECA FALLS, N. Y. T E K M S : County SutBcribere, $1.50 when paid In adv.mce; Subscribers outside the county, $2.00 per year, postage prepaid; Subscription for six months, $1.00 in advance. RATES OF ADvERTlSawd; ’ions and like notices. JSirSSNESS CARK S . 0S5IAN n . CONGDON, ERNEST Q. GOULD, WILLIAM H. HARPST, Scufc*-i Fall?, N. Y. S eneca F alls , N. T. SHELDRAKE HOUSE. CO Blurts guarautued. A.. GOODMAN, Prop. Sheldrake, Seneca C» , N. Y KELLOGG’S LIVERY. raos ond carriages to be found C. B. HOWE, m. D. MAYNARD E. WILLIAMS, I >R. S’ meek, jOcal anapsth >ticp. N E W Y O R K A n t r a l & HUDSON RSVEH R. 8. THE FQUR-TR.^iGK TSIIHK l!N£ the very center ol the city. ^ I oSly\runs Suml. I, Kyrncuflc to Geneva and flartin O’Neill R E A L ESTATE FIRE, LIFE & ACGIDEfiT iPISUR- AKCE AGENCY. O O N V E : Y A N O I N G i iou$es for Safe and to Rent RENTS COLLECTED. SAME OLD STAND, 89 FALL BT. L S. HOSKINS liOSB BlanRets Wove Blankets at special prices for September Sales. Several months j contract s made by the ago for fine wove a large contract blankets M u n c y W o o l e n Miil Co. We just opend them for sale,some of them are all wool warp and For good wool blankets, no manu­ facturers have a better reputation than the Muncy Woolen Mill Co. As-we are sole selling agents for the company in Seneca Falls, we will sell them at very slight ad- ice from mill prices. vance from mill pric« L. S. HosRlns ALFRED GOODMAN, Agt. Tjlinc Merchant Tailoring. Rooms over Heath ■*“ Store, next to Exchange National Bank. A1 Woolen <10110 Made to Order from $10 up. Panto D. M c C a r t h y & s o n s , Syracuse, N. Y . Announce for this week their Opening of Paris anfl Berlin Novelties. Costumes, Wraps, W aists, Fehrics aiicl[ Trimmiugs. Also their Opening Display of FALL MILLINERY including Plats from Paris, from New! York and from our own workroom. Out of to\Yii M ends are cordially invited. [ JOB PRINTIHe i\T THE JOUOTAL OFFICE Onondaga County Fair, THE PEOPLE’S PAIR, KBRK PA R K , SY R A C U S E , n . Y., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday October 3, 4, 5, 6, 1899. ^4,000 Cash offered in rremiums. AUractions at a cost of $3,000. Horse Races Every Afternoon. Trotting, I ’acing and Novelty Races. GRAND DISRLAY OF FIREWORKS, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, October 4iii and 5th. Thursday will be P atrons of Industry Day. Miss Bessie (jilliert, cornet virtuoso, uill In; luaul every d.ay. Central City Band ConcerLs each <lay. Green’s Hoiithcrn Melody Singers in the latest cakewalk variations and I’lan- R tation Songs. c wonderful “Nevada” in his marvelous iierfiirir Attractions will lie irrescnted afternoon and evening hetween the heals of the L mi during the fireworks. Entry blanks and any information c 337 University lilock, Syracuse, N. V. L’ctired from (he Secretary,. No. E We are ag^ents for the “New Idea” Patterns IMS-LADIES’ SHIRT WAIST. Sizes 32. 34. .36. 33,40, 4‘i Cutting and fitting is easy with “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 I j I j =’! S ^=-3.^3 Y R ACU S E— Industrial Street Fair MIDWAY and CARNIVAI,, October 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , and 7 , 1899 . Exhibits from Every Part of the World. Grand Decorations, Gors^eons Electric Effects Over 300 Distinct Features in this Mammoth Carnival. A Genuine German Villa; A comph A Real Irish Village. gei lIONDAY, at lo 130 a . ^ of the Full Carnival TUESDAY, at 10 A. xi MERCHANTS TRADE PARADE with OVER 100 Magnificent Floats in Line. ADMISSION ONLY 10 CENTS TO FAIR. THE BEST ROOM. As we stand on tliat dim threshold, fresh from the world without, f:r;.!trXdtd 'Tis such a solemn, sacred place, it surely seems Upon the faded carpeting to let the sunlight In; Hut on tlio wall a glint of it steals through the shutter slide. Touching grandfather’s portrait there beside his Upon a work of rare design the sunlight sheds Its Wrought by two white hands turned to dust for many and many a day; This “llower piece” incased in glass seemed to my childish eyes A thing to gaze and wonder at and sacredly to The tall, funereal mantel for a giant race seemed Beneath it loomed the fireplace, where as a cliild I played; Its blackened depths with care are decked with jrasses in a row, thery ghosts My world was not within Us walls—I loved the light instead— Indeed ot its drear stateliness I stood in whole­ some dread, But each loved spot upon the farm in memory lias a part, And tliat old musty parlor holds its comer in my —Boston Transcript. illMlI 1 ™ NUMBER 15 f By Frederick R. Guernsey. he Unlucky Number Fursued a Mexican T'nmily to tho Bitter End. In a country house on a recent Sun­ day afternoon wo were talking of Bu- porstitions. The charming Lolita, with eyes inliorited from some Moorish sul­ tana and lips ivhlcli are two rubies, guardians of a mouth filled with pearls, spoke of tho coming wedding of S( girl friends; “1 would for I should he sure a Tuesday, evil fate.” girl, fir thoro arc enchanting Andalusia. * “Yon would not marry oven Antonio whom everybody adores, groi ig her sculptui !ven froi Lolita, rosy red and, slirugging her sculptur­ esque shoulders, replied, a bit piqued nt the nialiciously put question, “Not oven Antonio on a Tuesday, tliongh whatever day you should marry him would be for him tho blackest of black We all laughed at this sally, ki Ing the rivalry of tho two senorita Uncle Leonidas, who Is a soldi iloniat, spoke up, saying: ' irrel, dear girls. There is )ugh in tho field of love for both of ky tho man w’ho wins you of the week. Tuesday is enough you, and lucky tho man soldier and 1 any day our bad day in Mexico, hut amoi Americans it is Friday, the day Nues- tro Sonor w a s cru”— “But what good fortune for all of us!” interrupted Lolita, piously. Dona ClotiUle, the hostess, a woman of great beauty, regally placed in a carved chair of colonial date, took up tlio theme: “1 am, I confess, supersti­ tious. I would begin nothing on a Tuesday, a day on which nO one should embark, marry or undertake anything of importance; but, above nil things, shun a Tuesday w’hen it falls on the 13th of the month. If you young people will listen, I will toll you a true story, and Leonidas will confirm every word of it, for I feel that I used a ‘testigo,’ so extraordinary is tho fate of the family of Valle do Miranda.” Hero the servants brought In Ices and calves, and thoro w a s an Interrup­ tion, but WO soon bocaine quiet, and Glotilde resumed: “In ISSO, perhaps a year later, there lived at 13 Calje do las D.am.as Uegias an old man and liis wife called Segovia. They owned the place and liad lived there many years alone with Ihoir servants, all elderly people, there being no children. I can­ not say there was ill luck attending “Excepting having no children,” con­ tinued Glotilde. “But these old people died on the sameao day,y, as I well recall. da s the 13th of November, and place:e wasas sold,c shortly after, w s the family of Valle de Miranda bought It and moved in, the date being the 2Cth of tho following February, a dou­ ble 13, you will notice. The Valles de Miranda had nhvays had money', as far as any one’s recollection goes. They wore originally from Guanajuato and wore mine owners. Whatever they touched turned to gold. My grandfa­ ther lias told me time and again of their immense good fortune. It seem­ ed a sin, he said, to be so lucky In a world where so many lily pros­ pered. Death was reluctant. It al- irld where so many people can nev- Buccccd, strive as they will. Each aeration of this favored family pros- y, good breeding . If the daughtei idsome most seemed, to knock at their dooi If the sons sought wives, they founi alwayss beauty,auty, good breedingdii and so- sons sought wives, they y be good bree position.. If the daughters mar­ ried, they got handsome and adoring husbands. It was like a fairy tale. Here onr hostess, who is a bit ro­ mantic, sighed, sipped her melting ice and wont on: “Don Ignacio Valle do Miranda was one of the most distin­ guished looking men 1 have ever seen, and Maria Inclan, his wife, was even In middle age elegant In figure, of Ir- reproaeliahlo taste and. although the mother of many children, almost as Blender of waist as Lolita here.” “We all, of course, fixed our eyes on the charming form of the young sul­ tana and then resumed our attitude of listeners, the good natured Glotilde minding not our pardonable visual ex­ cursion: “Such were tho parents of the family w’ho moved into 13 Damas Re- gias, nearly 20 years ago. There were six sons ami the same niirabor of daugliters, a houseful, you’ll say, but the house of the colonial period, one in which maiiy viceroys and their cour­ tiers had danced, was spacious, and the grand sala was a room running the full length of the street •eet front. Things went mlly till, icy of til thlrteent nil that w a s sinister in the fatal 111, two years aft- legan to manifest itself. Don Ig­ nacio shaved himself every day in the well With thc’fam er thei aved himself every day in himse English manner—that Is, by himself disliking to call in a barber, and one morning while making his toilet he hoard a noise In the courtyard and ng|tlg a cold, as it was supposed, and there followed an embolism, something chok- stepped out on the corridor to listen, forgettin that it was chilly and that is stocking feet. He caught 3 bed, and ho city in Ong, lull uiooueu mau, uu was not imagined that he might not survive the operation. But ten days after he died of the shock, and it was a marvel how wasted he had become. This was the most tragic event during lerations in the history of the Valles sinister and sor- tliat once hap- generations in de Miranda. py family, Leonidas looked up the of tho death of Don Ignacio. It _ ________ Jf the fol -------- a, the wife, died of typhi then came losses of property, the mines failed to pas’, an interest in a banking house was lost through a most unex­ pected failure, and when we heard that the banking house was at 1 3 ---- street glas, hut .Tulio said that it was all a rics of ooJncidonees and that, even if it he had i were that. In fittin credible, but in the icy to spend and each death took place on a' 13th ing up a new house, lie, but ir mombei and a sister, Trinidad, space of thre ivery momber of that family nily except 1, had died, a 20th! People all over the city come to talk of tlie Valle de Jliranda family and its awful luck. Most peo­ ple were confirmed in their prejudice against tho number 13. Timid pers moved out of N ' ~ haeliolor, while his sister, Trinidad, a splendid looking girl, tall, of lovely figure and with groat dark eyes, who had been carefully educated at tho Sacred Heart, remained with him. Julio liad managed to retain the house, for a copper mine, which no one had tliought xvorth considering and which tho creditors of the family had left in a doubtfully generous way to Julio and his sister, had turned out of much value and had been sold to Frenchmen. I don’t know how it hap­ pened, but Julio seemed fascinated by tile old liouse. 'i’liey wore odd people, that brother and sister, and declared that whore tlicir father and mother had lived was dear to them and that they could not bo happy in any other lioiiso, oven in ii modern mansion in the newer part of the city. “It was about 1802 when a young man of excellent family, Rafael del Monte, began to pay court to Trinidad, standing under her balcony at night, following her everywhere, in short the utmost devotion. Rafael had a large fortune in houses and hinds and lived the life of a young clubman, and, being fond of horses, was always driving, trying a new carriage or going on horseback excursions about tlie valley. He was an immense favorite in socie- ___ fael for their daughters. play the piano, sing, speak well. In French and English, had trav­ eled, dressed In perfect taste and was not only a handsome fellow, but noth­ ing dissipated. Leonidas will be my witness that we used to say, on talk­ ing over the devotion of Itafaol for Trinidad, that perhaps the evil fortune of the family of the Valles de Miranda had taken wings. Y'outh and beauty, wealth and distinction, madly in love! Surely, wo thought, tho leaf has been turned in the hook of a tragic fate. At all events, fortune seemed to have re- lontcd, and Trinidad was ns liaiipy a girl as one could xvish to see. tVlierev- er we met her at social reunions she w a s a radiant picture of youth and beauty, and her wonderfully distin­ guished bearing and perfect ease drew every eye. Siie was a girl of whom no one said mean things. Society bore is sharp tongued .sometimes, but as if by common consent all tlie wer’d seemed to Wish good fortune for this last of the daughters of an ill fated house.” Leonidas looked meditatively at Glo- tllde’s lovely hands and murmured, “Trinidad was perfection itself, an an­ gel from heaven,” a speech well befit­ ting'that gallant old gentleman. “Indeed, she was perfection, and When women fall in love with a wo­ man you may be sure, girls, that she is good and sweet and charming. All that was Trinidad Valle de Miranda. The very bullfighters on the street cor­ ners forgot to pay her a compliment. Once one said, ‘She is a holy imago from the altar, gone walking through these streets of God.' But no rude possible gift this superb young woman. How devout she was! How constant in her times She went shrine at Guadalupe to pray! devotloi perfect pic­ ture, a young Iiidalgo, as we sec tho gallants of old times in pictures. He was so manly, so-proud of this eharni- ing woman! It was ideal. They went away on their xvedding day for a long tour in Europe. Even Julio’s sad faco relaxed on tlie day of tlie ceremony. We all went to the railway station and gave tliem a despedlda inagnifica. The bride. In her traveling dress, was the handsomest woman 1 have ever Glotilde is still handsome and in belle in the npetent person. Leonidas bowed his head and looked unutterably sad, while we awaited tlie sequel. •Here Glotilde’s voice trembled. “Poor Julio! He was at his desk in his office Rafael: ‘Railway accident; Trinidad killed; no suffering. I desperate. Par- ulio was stunned, to become wretched : All the light gone out of my life.’ 11 any one could get fi tter came, dated from s city In France, and inclosed a newspa- it of a terrible railway accl- lled with infi ’ suggestiven ‘The thirteenth body taken from the wreck was that of a young Mexican woman recently married. Hei lied; no suffering. I dcsp< iulars by mail.’ Julio w; . a day he seemed to bcci man. ‘Our fate; our wretched family. All the light gone out of my life.’ This was all any one could got from Julio. The letter came, dated from some little laning, with account of a terrible railway accl- One sentence, filled with infinite w sinister suggestiveness. husband strangely escap “ ‘The thirteenth body,’ commented all Mexico. ‘The fate of the famllia Valle de Miranda.’ “Rafael never returned. He lives .abroad.” “And Julio?” we all asked simulta­ neously. Glotilde resumed: “As I said, he be­ came oldId Inn a day, so sunken off face.ce, I a day, so sunken o fa si o pitiful, but he would not leav e gave much money In her name to e beneficent orders. H is business prospered. We advised him to marry, to take another house, to get some­ thing of the late autumnal joy of life, sober,her, subdued,ued, butt gratefuli as subd bu gr line in the days of the falling leaves. We could not move him. Ho was im­ passive when we talked about these matters. All he w friends, I thank you. of friends remains t family of Valle de Miranda. would say was: “Dear to the last of tho least the love Here Glotilde began to weep softly. ‘Tell the rest, Leonidas,” she said in a trembling voice, and in tho deeper tone of the man came the conclusion of the “It was on a cold, day in January, vaters were falling when the snow and all Mexico w: ed to the marrow, that a rumor spread about the town that Don Julio liad liaug- od himself. 1 was among the first at the club to hear tlio news and, jumping into my carriage, went to 13 Damas Regias. There was tlie utmost conster­ nation among the servidumhre. The olEeers of tho I;nv were coming to see the body. It w;i.s too true, 'flie last of the Valles de Miranda was selfself hau; his ohamher. lie left u hanged note, noth­ ing to explain liis ultini.ate thought. When the body w.Ys offieially examin­ ed, there was found in a little silken bag cord worn about tho which had been finely painted a stningely emblematic border of bleeding beans, under each a name of a member of tlie fated family and in the center in deep black tho fatal 13. And this was tlie last of a family which for generations was a synonym )d fortune, for tlio 1 and tho manly ;. So I naturally or geiier for prosperity, for good fortune, beauty of its wi perfection of its dread the fatal m tlie old house.” asked Lolita, ?s bedimmed, “does it Still l!j- au hour before the party intry liouse recovered its its women and tho lei’fcction of its sons. umber.” 3 \ And Leonidas maile reply; “A ware­ house occupies its place. It was torn down not from motives of seulim but to give place to the advance trade.” It was fill!; cheerful lone, hut by 8 o'clock the can­ dles were lighted, and tho young people were dancing. Sunday was ending merrily.—Boston Herald. SAILORS AND SHARKS. Hovr tlic Men K e e p tlie ainn E n ters a t a HeKpeell’iil Ui.stanco. “Two facts that may seem some- wh.at peenliiir to shore folks,” said an ox-sallor of the navy, “are, first, that, only about ono-li.alf of the luen-o’- war’s men In our service or in any oth­ er sciwice, in fact, liuow how to swim, .and, second, that sliarks are the most cowardly of all living cn.aturcs. It is odd that so large a proportion of tlie naval sailors don’t Icnow liow to swim, but it is probably due lo Die fact that a great nniuber of onr men-o'-war’s men nowadays come from the interior of tho country, whore there is no wa­ ter for them to learn how to swim. “In the old navy-and I put all of my lid navy, so called—Die Die fact was discovered by ni.atos, incontinenD.v cluicked over Dio side when swimming call went, and ho just had to swim. Of coui’so Die men wouldn’t let a fellow who didn’t kuoxv liow to swim drown before tlioir eyes, but they would see to it Dial he made a h.ard stab at the art of swim­ ming before Diey pieked liiin up. If lie didn’t succeed in swiiuniing the first time, overboard he would go the very next time all iiands took a plunge over tho side at swimming call, and tluis all of the men serving on Die old line of packets became swimmei-s before they left the service. It is forbidden to throw a non.swinimer into Die water now, but 1 tliiulc it -would lie a good thing if the pnictice were still conDn- “Thc officers of the ship.s today insi.st upon tho apprentice lads learning to swim, hut they let the nonswimmers among the newly recruited landsmen go along xvitliout le.Trning. Tliero liave been numerous drowning incidents in our n.avy within recent years, owing to the inability of men who were oth­ erwise excellent sailors in the easy art of swimming. “As to tlie cowardliness of sharks, that fact is well known among men who have been mucii to sea in soutii- ern waters infested by man eatei ce in tho old navy. S( who couldn’t swim \ 1 , as soon The fiercest nan eater tliat over bulli a poor little pilot into .acting as a scout for him will g<‘t out of the way in a miglity big hurry if a swim­ mer, noticing tlio sliark’s .approacli, sets up a noisy splashing. A shark is in deadly fear of any sort of living thing Dial siilaslics in the water. among the soutii sea islar go in sea bathing in partiesies of half a the natives never go in sea alone, but always in part c dozen or so, in order that they may make the greatest hulibub in the wa­ ter and thus scare Die sharks away. Once in awliile a too venturesome swimmer among these natives foolish­ ly detaches himself from ids swim­ ming party and momentarily forgets to keep up ids splasldng. Then there Is a sudden swish, and the man cater comes up behind him like a flash .and gobbles him the harbor _ _ . afternoon a few years ago stepped a sleeping man eater In sh.allow wa While bathing. ’I'lie officer gave him­ self up for lo.st. but ho made a frantic effort to wade in to Die beach. He ex­ pected cvoi’y minute to h.ave bo'tli of his legs lopped off iiy tlio sliark’s teeth. In wading in lie, of course, made a lot of disturbance in the water, and this is what saved Idin. Vhen, to his own surprise, he fin.ally stopped up on the beach .and looked back for ids sb.ark, he s.aw the man eater’s fin cleaving the blue watei’s of the b.ay hundreds of feet away, bound outward.”—Washing- PlcasnrcH of Anti May—I shouldn’t think you’d be feel- ,yy afterfter quarreling with Jack ing so ga a quarreling last night. Madge—But just think of making up again!—Brooklyn Life. His Position Assnred. “That youg couple must bo engaged.” “Do they act spooney?” “No, but he stiokcs a pipe now when they walk out in the evening.”—Chl- pended, but no good is derived from it. The nerve that never eye that never blenches, that never wanders—thes ters of victory.—Burke. relaxes, the the thought A FAMOUS CONFLICT. THE GREATEST DUEL WITH SWORDS THAT HISTORY RECORDS. It \Was Fonglit In the Presence of a \Wbole Army, ami Txvelve Master.s at Arms Went Down In Sncecsslon, Killed by tlie Blade of Jean Louis. So extr.aordinary is this combat that it would bo held a romance had it not been witnessed by a whole army. The hero was Jean Louis, one of the great­ est masters of swordsmanship who ov­ er lived, and the combat happened in Madrid in 1S13. He was tho master .at arms of the Tliirty-sccoud regiment of French infantry—the First regiment, composed entirely of Italians, forming liart of the same brigade. Regimental esprit de corps and rivalries of nation- alitj’ caused constant qu.arrels, when swords were often whipped out or bul­ lets exchanged. After a small battle had occurred in the streets of Madrid, in which over 200 French and Italian soldiers had taken part, the officei’s of the two regi­ ments, in a council of war assembled, decided to give sueli breaches of order a great blow, iiud to ro-estahlish disci­ pline they agreed that the masters at arms of tho two regiments should take up the quarrel and fight it out. TIio details of Dio battle were simple and quickly arranged. The duel was to take place in the open and in the presence of tho whole army. T'he cr.ack swordsmen of the two regiments were A PuJisBuK Transaction. The hotel night clerk was a party to a deal tho other night which made him §;3 richer and which be is still studying was getting along toward the onr when one of the hotel came down stairs ....... ^ about. It wiiB gvuL.uH .......o --------- —- theater hour when one of the guests of the hotel came down stairs with his valise, and after paying his bill request­ ed that tho clerk keep his v-alise until he came back from the show. for Die blood) Shortly .after d.ayl rose, the army asi ment of expectam their opponents. Tlio next day 0 set for Die bloody ordeal. Tlio drum is heard. Two men naked ) the waist step into the ring. Tho first is crowd. He is Giacomo Ferrai celebrai also ha Steel, stands modestly awaiting word of command. His n.ame is 1 Louis. The witnesses assume their places on eiDier side of their princi- p.als. A deathlike silence ensues. “On guard!” The txvo masters cross swords. Giacomo Ferrari lunges re­ nt Jean Iiouis, but in vain. was the assembles. Then a to the waist step into is tail and strong. His black eyes disdainfully upon the gaping ■d. He is Giacomo Ferrari, tho ebrated Italian. The second, tall, o handsome and with muscles like cl, stands modestly awaiting Die I of command. His n.ame is .lean poatoilly f jonis, h H is ex'ory tlirust is m et by a parry. Ho makes up his mind to bido liis poiioiit's liladi Jo.an Louis, calm and watchful, lends himself to tho play, when, quicker than lightning, tlie Italian jumps aside witli a loud yell and makes a terrible lunge .at Joan Louis—a Florentine trick, often snceessfnl. But, with extraordinai’y r.’iiiidity, Jean Louis lias parried, .and risposts quickly in Die shoulder. “It is nothing,” cried Giacomo, “.a mere scratcli.” .and tliey again fall on guard. Almost directly ho is hit in tlie breast. Tliis tinio the sword of Jean Louis, who is now attacking, pene­ trates deeply, Giacomo’s face becomes livid, his .sword drops from his hand and he falls ho.a'' ily on tlio turf. He Is .lean Louis is .alrcad.v in position. He wipes his reeking hl.ado; then, with tho point of ills sword in the ground, ho calmly awaits the next man. He has hardly had two miiintcs’ rest. He is ready. A new adversary stands before A sinister elide of swords is heard, a “I am not tired,” lie answers, with a smile. Tlie signal is given. The Italian is as tall as the one who lies there a corp.se, covorofl by a military cloak. He has closely watched Joan Louis’ play, and Uiinlcs iie has guessed the se­ cret of his victories. Ho'multiplies his feints and tricks, and tlien, .all at once, bounding like a tiger on bis prey, he gives his opponent a tenable tlirust in Die lower line has parried, a; ioneiit’s breast. What need to rebate any more. Ten new advt'i’.stii’ios followed him, and tho ten fell before .loan Louis, amid the excited yells and I’oai’S of an army. At tlie request of the Thirty-second regiinout’s colonel, who thought tho lesson sufiicieut, Jean Louis, after miK’h pi-essing, consented to stop the comliat, and he shook hands with the two survivors, applauded by 10,000 But .lean Louis’ sword and is now deep within Ins opponent’s bi’east. XVhnt need to rebate keep his v.alise n he came back from the show, as ho going out on a late train. He also pulled a §0 bill out of his pocket and asked the clerk to change it. The clerk looked in his cash drawer, but found he did not have it. • “Well,” said the guest, “just keep tho §5 for security and lend me a dol- ■The clerk did so, and the gnest de­ parted. He came hack about 11 o’clock, and, being in a hurry to catch the train, ruslied up to the desk. He threw down four silver dollars and the clerk gave him the §o. It appeared all right. When the gnest had gone, the clerk looked over his cash and found himself ^^‘^Welt ” said the clerk, after he had puzzled his head for awhile to see how it had happened, “that man needs a bookkeeper. It was lucky for me he didn’t make a mistake the other way.’’ —Kansas City Times. WorfeH Little and Seldom. A Russian feuilletonist thus de­ scribes his country men: The Russian strives, with but few exceptions, to­ ward Die ideal state in which Adam and Eve lived in paradise. He suffers from idleness, apathy and a want of in­ dependence. The climate may have something to do with this. The villager is com­ pelled, from November to April, to give up all work in the fields, and by this time ho forgets liow to work. It is only Iiuuger that compels him to start again in Die spring. In Juno he lias another rest With tho beginning of July ho must go into the fields ugaiu and continues till tho ond of Septem­ ber, wben the harvest is all gathered The Russian peasant, tlierofore, really • four months in the year, lie rest of the time he seeks 0 th.at it is hardly f ho becomes poor Saved From the Driver Ants. In her “West African Studies” Miss Kingsley telis this story about the fa­ mous “ driver” ants: “I was in a little village, and out of a hut came the own­ er and his family and all the household parasites pellmell, leaving the drivers in possession, but the mother and fa­ ther of the family, when they recov­ ered from this unwonted burst of ac­ tivity, showed such a lively concern and such unmistakable signs of anguish at having left something behind them in the hut that I thought it must be the baby. ‘In him far corner for floor 1’ shrieked tho distracted parents, and into that hut I charged. “Too true! There in the corner lay the poor little thing, a mere inert black mass, with hundreds of cruel drivers already swarming upon it. To seize it and give it to tho distracted mother say, ‘the '6 a cry of into a wa- ad held it down with a hoe, chuckling contented ly. Shiver not, my friend, at the callone ness of the Ethiopian. That there thin] wasn’t an infant. It was a haml” Artists In Mother of Pearl. The incrustaOon of precious woods with mother of pearl is in Hanort, French Touquin, an important in­ dustry, an entire street—known as “street of the inlayers”—being devc to it. Landscapes gleaming In t 3Voted luin, an important gleaming In the sum, sheafs of many colored flowers, the most delicate arabesques and many other beautiful things are evolved by the deft and pliant fingers of the arti­ ficers, with the aid of the plainest and crudest tools only, and marvelous cab­ inets and other articles are fashioned and put together without the aid of nails, by dovetailing and lacquer paste. What good are they? Men go to a bank or the store at the proper time without a bell. Women open up their millinery stores on time without bi relic of ancient times. People have them because it is custom. They do nc L nuisance.- good. Really, th Atchison Globe. works only I’o During the On certain fete days, relates a tourist, the young men of tho place have per­ mission to ring tho bells in the clock toweri! of the catlierlral. They have au ingenious and original way of ringing them. While the rognlar bell ringers repose these amateurs climb up on to the bells, throw tliom forward with all their force .and ride upon tho bells in their furious swinging to and fro. We may imagine what an uproar is pro­ duced when all the bells of a cathedral are being treated in Diis m.anner. Any man wlio i.s able may exercise his skill, and the duration of tho ringing de­ pends upon tho caprice or the strength and iwtienco of tho ringers. Tho spectacle is very strange of the great bells swinging, with one, two or more bold ringers hanging from them in any attitude which seems to them best adapted to pushing out the most noise. In the Giralda at Seville, tho first time I witnessed this, tho clamor was frightful. When I looked np, I thought at first some unfortunate was entangled in tho hell rope, but I soon found it was a matter of sport. Anoth­ er ringer appeared suspended in the air, holding the bell by the ears or tho rim or tho wooden framework and follow­ ing it in all its movomenta, sometimes feet, Rometime.s head, downward. Such are the daring bell ringers of Seville. D ian ’t K n o w Its V a lue. The train was late. Everybody wait­ ing to board it -was pacing the platform restlessly. There were pe.opIe from varied stations in life, and one was a pale faced, intellectual young fellow who appeared to be in a state of deep­ est melancholy. Ho attracted the atten­ tion of an elderly gentleman, who stop­ ped and spoke to him. The man w.as faultlessly attired and carried himself with the magnificent ease of the pol­ ished man of the world. Without ask­ ing ho knew tho condition of tho boy’s mind and in a very short time had brought him to a fnil confession. “So you think fate is against yon. and that you will never attain your “Yes, sir, I am sure of it.” “But let me ask you, my hoy, did it never occur to yon that gratified am­ bition sometimes brings misfortune? You say that you want to be rich—very rich. But. answer me honestly, have you ever in yonr life injured a human being?’’ “Never, sirl” The shrev.d gray eyes of the elder man looked intently at him. “Perhaps fate is against you,” he said, “for you own a valuable ijroperty that brings you in not a dollar, and yet yon cannot sell it for what it is worth. Yon do not understand? Then let mo tell yon that I would gladly give you §.100,000 for your conscience.”—Detroit Free Press. Dear Little Coolr. She wa.s a young wife, just married, from boarding school, and, although educated rogardle.ss of expense, didn’t know beans from any other vegetable; hence this dialogue with the cook: “Now, what are we to have for din­ ner?” “There’* two chickens to dre.ss, “I’ll aress them the fii Where are their clothes?” “Why, mum, they’re in t] era y et!” “Ob, then, serve them that way. The ancient Romans always cooked their peacocks with their feathers on. It will be a surprise to hubby.” “It will that, mum. Shure, if yon want to help, you could he parin the “Oh, how sweet! I’ll pair them two and two in no time. Why, 1 had no idea cooking was so picturesque.” “I think, mum, that washin the cel­ ery do be more in yonr line.” “All right. I’ll take it np to. the bathroom, and I’ve some lovely Paris soap that will take off every speck.” “Thank yon, mum. Would you mind have to take some lessons there myself if we be going to work together 1” A Sure TWngr. Biggs—On my last trip to Europe £ lost ?200 betting on the -ship’s dally, Boggs—You must have beeH' very qn- Biggsr-Tps; I*\found out afterward' that I had been, bejtlng-virith'the chief engineer.—N w -V-OTk JournaL *■ -y *1

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