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THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FINE JOB PRINTING Call or.Write for Prices. THE JOURNAL ....IS THE.... FAVORITE PAPER with readers and advertisers. DEVOTED TO THE TBUE lETEBESTS OF THE PEOPLE OP SENECA COUNTY. VOIillME 15. SENECA FALLS, N .T., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1899. NTHMBBE 31 SepeeaCp.Jourpal PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY THE JOURNAL PUBLISHING GO. (LIMITED) PARTRIDGE BLOCK, SENECA PALLS, N. Y. T E R M S : Uonnty SubsciiboiB, $1.60 when paid, to advance; anbecribore onteide the county, $2.00 per year, postage prepaid; Bubscription lor six months, $1.00 In advance. RATES OF ADvERTlSlWC; i l j P ^ ill and like notlcea, JBVSINESS CAB»S. OSSIAN n. CONODON, A TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW \ laotll, Seneca County, N. Y. ERNEST Q. QOULD, A'^\l^^a‘‘n ? ? a ^ K 4 ^ b U ^ e S WILLIAM H. HARPST, Seneca Falls, N. Y. cC iH S t j^^Ordo.^^^ mSrwTn r! SHELDRAKE HOUSE. . .......... “ guaranc. . a . GOODMAN, Prop. ShcldraUe, Seneca Go., N. Y ango National Bank, Sen MAYNARD E. WILLIAMS, (Qraduftte University of Maryland) NKW Y ORK ( e n t r a l V _ / & HUDSON RIVER R. a THE FOUR-TRACK TRUNK LINE da?'y“r v » M M Ses^~=^ lE'Tiii'BS'Tls-: i i i i 4 i l i Sunday . . 10:33 A. m .. iidaye, Syracueo to Geneva and nartin O’Neill R E A L ESTATE FIRE, 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 OI a D stand , 89 PADI, ST. Ijose BlanRets Wove Blankets at special prices for September Sales. Several months ago we made a large contract for fine wove blankets made by the Muncy Woolen Mill Co. We just opend them for sale,some of them are all wool warp and filling, some part cotton warp all extra large size, and beautifully- finished. They are in White, Grey and Scarlet. 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 com pany in Seneca F a lls, we will sell them at very slight ad­ vance from m ill prices. L.s!jlosRlns ALFRED GOODMAN, Agt. ■Cl[ne Morchant Tailoring. ;Ro6mg over Heath store, next to Kichango National Bank. Al Woolen Suita Made to Order from $10 up. Panta 2,60 and up. D. M c C a r t h y & s o n s , Syracuse, N. Y. LHDIE8’ ODTERWE0R, We are constantly receiving new garments. Our stock is different this week from that of last week or the week before. It ought to be easy to find the wrap that suits you from among so many attractive styles. FABRICS ARE THE CHOICEST, WORKMANSHIP THE BEST AND PRICES BEYOND COMPETITION. JACKETS. r Jackets begin far enough down irice scale to suit the most modest pocketbook, ?3-98, 5.98, 6.50, 7.00 and so onn upp to S25, withth stilll higherigher prices u to $ 2 $, wi stil h pri the handsome braided ones and imported novelties. FURS. Fur Coats SUITS. Our leaders are fine tailored suits of homespun, cheviots and serge, beauti­ fully made, latesfcut, jackets silk lined. Prices S25, S29 and $30. Other suits higher priced if you wish and some special bargainsiat lower prices. • • • JOB PRINTING AT THE JOURNAL OFFICE We are agents for the ‘N e w Idea” P a ttern s WM-IAOIBS’ SHIOT WAIST. 81*es32,»I.S6,S8.40,«. 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 L X j =’JS HAND MADE |[ THE $3.50 RIND, at $2.00. Tan SRoes and Oxfords, at cut prices to close out. Y08BURGH & CORY. T . B . B K I R D Vacation days are fast drawing to a close. Shorter days remind us that wiuter will soon be here. We have anticipated your wants and are now receiving the many choice things the markets afford. Hew Fall Dress Goods, Homespuns, etc., newest weaves New Fall Silks, Taffetas, Duchesse, Peau Du Soie, Bengalines, Satins, etc New Outing Flannels, from 5 cents per jmrd up. Choice Styles. BLANKETS AND G0HF0RTA6LES, Lowest Prices and Largest Assortment. Knit Underwear, fresh from the mills, more than 200 doz. for men, women and children The largest assortment o f desirable goods at the lowest prices can always be found at the store of T - B - MISS MUFFET AND THE SPIDER. Slie wanted to cat-like the best of us. Her diet was whey, and I hasten to say It is wholesome, and people grow fat on I The spot being lonely, the lady not only Discovered the tuflet, hut sat on it. A rivulet gabbled beside her and babbled, As rh-ulets always are thouglit to do. And dragon flies sported around and cavorted. As poets say dragon flies ought to do; A hideous spider was sitting beside her And most unavoidably near to herl And grew so inept that ho clumsily stepped In her plate—wMeh is barred in society. This curious error completed her terror; She shuddered and, growing much paler, nol Only left tuffet, but dealt him a buffet You arc only absurd wl But you’re rude wlicn n yon get in the curd, re C a ^ l in'^Skereb. JX o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o § THE WREATH § g OF VICTORY, g o By De la Motte Fougne. o lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQ Late one evening an old knlglit made bis way wearily down from a Ligb peak of the Harz mountains into the valley. His name was Leutbold, and he had formerly held sway over all that tract of country, but he had been driven out from his possessions by the superior might of a rich baron, and the usurper now lived In the honored an- nged Leutbold climbed the. wooded tilts by his cottage as long as they were passable and gazed at the two tall towers until the sun set. Then the old man went down again Into the val­ ley, where he was allowed to live un­ molested, being considered harmless and powerless, for his 01 spirited young fello’ fense of liis father’s hearth. On his way home the knight always passed a chapel which he had had erected In better days and where the body of the young lord, sleeping Ills honorable sleep, layay entombed.tombed. T1hen only heir, a high ted young fellow, the hero of y a battlefield, had fallen in de­ l en T the fatlier would kneel before the door of the lit­ tle building and say a Pater Noster for the soul of bis dear Sigobald. He did so today also. Tlien he rose and looked longingly through the window, but he could not even see the coflin, for it stood in a niche in the wall behind the altar, and Immediately after his son was laid to rest the bereaved father. now, for the poor man lacked money to have a new key made for the elabo­ rate lock, and so he liad cut off himself and his good wife and his niece, Dlo- twina.who had been Sigebald’s betroth­ ed, from the precious remains of their dearest happiness. Never before had his longing been so great as on this evening. He gazed at the door with passionate yearning. He almost be- souglit it to give way, and felt that it must perforce yield to liis desire. But It stood firm and Immovablo before him. It would scarcely allow the rust­ ed latch to be moved up and down suf­ ficiently to prove tlie strength with whlcli every part of the brazen clamp did its duty. After the old man bad tried tile door in vain for awliile be turned away and went back to his cot­ tage, shaking his head and with tears In Lis eyes. He found his wife waiting for him ’hero is I ” he asked. “She has gone to her room,’’ replied the dame. “Today is the anniversary of her betrothal to Sigebald, which, as you know, she always spends in fast­ ing and solitude.” The knight sighed deeply and was si­ lent a long time. At length he asked: “How much money have we got laid aside now?” “Not quite two guidon.” “And the locksmith’s price for a nev/ “Three gold gulden.” the room. “No,” said the dame, “there Is noth- re to see here.^ There Is only isent. But he jumped again and looked searchingly Ing more to see here.^ There Is only ~he locksmith would glad- )uple of gulden that'.” exclaimed g up at his sword, ■ on the wall. His wife nod( himself, liy give us a coui “You mean that'.” exclaim the old looking up a t his sword, which wife nodded in up indignantly and cried: “God forbid! 1 le righ iionor on my coffin. Sigebald looking down from paradise, scarce forgive me if I parted with the faithful old weapon.” The dame began to weep behind her wrinkled hand, for she remembered how her dead son bad played, as a beautiful, merry boy, with the old sword and lisped of future vietorie.s. Then both the old people became si­ lent, put out their light and went to Toward midnight the old knight heard strange sounds and cries ringing through the valleys. Prom one of the heights a light like a great flame shone through the window of the little room, a e was about to get up to see what w might be, but his wife said: “Lie still, husband. I have heard it for a long time and have been praying silently. I t is surely some unholy march of the Mad army.” “H'm!” said Leutbold, “I have often heard the Wild Hunter rush past in mighty forests,orests, butut thishis Is quitei a dlf- f b t Is q ferent thing.” “Then it must he witchcraft of some vlfe. “Who knows what Bort,” said his may he happening upon the Brocken? I beg yon to lie still and to curb your curiosity.” t and prayed softly. The old man yielded to his wife’s en­ treaties, lay quiet But a fter awhile he began “Wife, some one Is riding a horse past our window Just as our blessed son used to ride.” She trembled and urged him with gentle voice to be still. But after a lit­ tle the old man said again: “Did you not hear how si Charge?’ It came distinctly through the storm. But shorUy before our Sigebald fell be gave just such a cry.” “If you wish to kill me with fear and anguish,” said his wife, of my reason, keep on with such words. It will take very little more.” So the old man held his peace and kept his thoughts, which were many and strange, in his own breast. The wonderful tumult ceased also or was lost In other valleys, and toward morning the old people fell asleep. The briglit sunlight shone again over the mountains, the dame was already seated at her distaff, and the knight was going out to hoe and spade his lit­ tle patch a t the door and said: “It is wonderful how the riddles and ghostly happenings of the night, when once they have forced tliemselves into a man’s brain, refuse to go to rest again. I dreamed until briglit day­ light of the harvest festival as we used to celebrate It in happier days at our old home”— “How strange!” interrupted the dame. “I also dreamed of it. The peasants came to the courty.ard of the castle with shining scythes, their wives and daughters bearing their rakes, tied With many ribbons. The harvest crown shone brilliantly in the blue of the bright summer day, and, alas! before it walked my dear, dear boy as a young child, wound round and round with a chain of bine cornflowers, a beautiful wreath like that of a bridegroom on his head and a great red flower on his breast. And I knew the red flower She bowed her head, and the knight, to turn her thoughts from the death ful to me. Even aftei heard the solemn I13mn I awoke I still hy which the coming nearer and nearer down )ded slope. Indeed, now that I open the door, the sound seems to come more plainly.” The dame heard it also and rose in speechless astonisliment to step out­ side the door, leaning on her husband’s arm, to look for the cause of the unac­ customed noise, emboldened by the cheerful morning beams which gilded the trees and the dewy grass under them, but still more emboldened by the reverout char.aotor of the hymn, which came steadily nearer. Shawms and reed pipes mingled Avitli the sing- As tlie elderly couple stood at the door they could see, through the trunks of the beeches, a crowd of people with gleaming scythes in their liands; some, however, had also nalied halberds and spears. . “Ah, heavens!” cried .the dame. “It is not yet harvest time. And why do they come tlius, with song and rejoic­ ing? See liow red tlie morning sun shines on their scythes.” “H’m! There must have been a grave mowing somowhero,” muttered the knight. Ho knew the rod on the bare steel far too well to take it, as did bis wife, for the reUoetion of the morning Meanwhile the peasants liad formed a semicircle around the venerable pair, and out from tlieir ranks, between tlie scythes and lances wliicli they brand­ ished as they finished their song, step­ ped Diotwina with radiant face. She went up to the astonished couple aud “He who goes early to prayer finds ood fruit. Here at the edge of the and they 1 these lioroes met me, ai t you hear the tidings fi They have reconquered y my lips. They have reconquered yi castle. Tlie country is free, the 1 pressor is dead!” 'Tlie old kniglit stared around him as !f ho had again fallen into the dreams of the previous night. Tlien tlie oldest of the armed peasa: ed, a venerable graybeard, ter, and, taking tlie spade and gently from bis hand, be plac« their stead an ancient silver stal iroach- and hoe laid with gold, wliieh Leutliold’s fore­ fathers had borne from time imine- ■uorial and wliicb had now been I’e- captured with the other family relies. I'heu the circle of men raised a great shout of joy, repeating Diotwina’s words, “The country is free. The op­ pressor is dead!” over and over and striking their weapons ag.-iinst one Miother so that they clanked jubilant- <y. “It is all true,” said tlie old peasant fo the still incredulous pair. “Your brother’s son, Richard, has returned from the crusade, my liege, aud has brought these wonderful things to pass Since yesterday evening, when he first showed himself here. He must have known how we all longed for our old rightful master, for he spoke to us that we felt compelled to take 1 scythe and spear for you as if it we 1 necessary act, which had long bei jeclded upon, and even tlie hesititii jnes among us believed that it could Qol be otherwise. Then the storm bel rang, the battle fires flared up on tl mountains, we assembled hastily ai were as hastily organized in fighting scythe and spear for you as if it were aong us believed that it cou Qol be otherwise. Then the storm bells rang, the battle fires flared up on the italns, we assembled hastily 1 hastily organized in fight ay by the young champion and rvelously inspired by his speech. ! swarmed up and down through i baron’s re­ tainers were to be seen. Finally we stormed the oastle, and the baron, in desperation, fell on liis sword. The young conqueror led us toward you until wc had nearly reached here, then reception. If you will gentle, broken' horses from your own stables and our noble lady and the 'allopcd back to the castle to r ready for your reception. If you will be pleased to let us escort you thither, we have with us three gentle, well broken' horses from your owi for you and our noble lady gracious damsel Diotwina.” The old nobleman blessed his brave, faithful people with wide, outstretch­ ed arms. The horses were led forth, the three were lifted into the saddles and the journey to the castle was be­ gun amid great rejoicing. The old peasant walked beside his master’s horse and told of the night’s battle and the marvelous feats of Rich­ ard. As Leutbold heard with ever Increasing wonder and admiration the many divers instances of his nephew’s magnanimity, generalship and hero­ ism, his noble heart was so overflow­ ing witli grateful enthusiasm that he cried out loudly, so that the whole band heard: “Now by my knightly troth and hon­ or, I swear that our brave deliverer shall have the most precious thing that I know upon this earth, and that Is my fair niece Diotwina! She is hereby betrothed to him before God and man!” He had stretched out his right hand toward heaven as If taking a solemn oath. The procession halted in amaze­ ment and looked at the Impetuous old man, but his wife was deathly pale, and at length she said sadly: “Husband, husband, what have you done? How can this fatal rashness be found with hair so white? Look around yon and see where we stand. Yonder is the chapel within wliieh our only son sleeps, and you have just nulled-Diotwina’s solemn vow to live and die the pure betrothed of our Sige- V be Di-okeu? i sank upon his Hers or yc The old niglit’s head breast, and be sighed “It is ever thus! Hea most precious gifts, and man in his un­ bridled deliglit uses them to his ruin!” The whole band regarded their dis- !sed master sorrowfii owfully. opened her lovclj’ lips :e that of an angell and ss as you imagine.” And, turning toward the old peasant, she continued: “How do you know that your leader of last night was Richard?” “In God’s name, gi-aeious lady, • else could it be?” replied the old n smile like th a t of an a n g e : “Father and mother, do not grieve. I think our oaths are not so conflicting house, and its arms were on his scarf j cried out the family ity battleery every time id shield. Even his speech -r and way of riding were lord's. And he cried out the fami tlio colors of our master’s 3 were o lis speed ding we; led out name as a mighty battleery every^ ing under a shoot of the true stock. Wbo, thou, could it liavo been but Sir Richard? Tliough, in truth, no one saw his features, for he kept his visor “Then let me tell what happened to me last niglit,” said Diotwina in a clear voice, “and give careful heed to What I say, for 1 speak the pure truth as a pui-o maiden sliould. I stood at my window, and my tears fell upon a beautiful myrtle bush which in former happy days I bad intended for my bridal wre.'ith. Now it liad reached the fullness of its beauty, but the feast Which it should have graced was never to he. I was interrupted in this aud other like thoughts by a slight uoiso outside the door of my room. I could distinctly hear some one coming up little stairway with soft, light 3, but U :ing spurs, i idd longng sineince father and mother ha lo s gom to bed, I was afraid. Then the door was pushed half open and an arm in­ cased ill steel was thrust inside my scarf- which I had em- itoel was room, holding a sct . broidered for my betrothed and which was laid in the coffin with him. Then Sigcbald’s voice said: “ ‘It is 1. May I come in without ing you to death?’ lod’s name!’ With fear and liope. “ ‘In God’s name!’ I cried, trembling the pale youth stopped slowly Lveiy into the room, clad in ;d visor. 1 knew the and' grai dear features well, but the courage to gaze strai_ helmet, so I do not know wbetlier were fixed and liollow, like tii )i-pse, or glowing love, as they were in life. your i “I shook my head. “ ‘Nevermore, truly?’ “I sliook my head aga w ith teudui- dear little bride. a wreath of vieti life, ‘weave it, mj’ deal- permitted me to accompl inge and deliverance in this pale, r form, and wlien it is again l.-iid will take the wreath of artlily form, r 1 its coffin it victory with i t ’ “I hound aud bound deftly and twin­ ed all the blossoms into a beautiful wreath. My betrotlied stood, : patient, a t tlie door. When I li ed, he knelt before me. 1 sot the wreath on his helmet, and he rose, saying: ‘ “ ‘Do not be alarmed, dear love, if you hear the din of battle in the val- lej's. God has given tlie victory into my hand.’ sweetly that all my f I had to smile after liiin as I used to do wlieii lie loft me for .a merry joust. Only when I heard him gallop away on his horse so fast and so eagerly into the night did the terror come over me “Now you know who your deliverer was, dear, faithful people, aud if you will open the chapel and the coffin, as I the victor’s wreath 0 ny betrothed will be testimony to the trutli of my words.” The people looked at one another in doubt and silence. The susiiicion rose In many minds that Diotwina’s bi-aiu had been affected by the wonderful events of the night, and perhaps also by a terrible dream; but when they rc- of the cottage to meet them at tlie edge of the wood the room for this idea, leasauts'remembered that their leadi ice and had was no longer this idea, and indeed tlie ssing for a space nth a beautiful v peasants remembered th a t their leader, after he had assembled them, had been missing for a space and had re­ turned with a beautiful w reath crown­ ing his helmet. So it was done as Dlo- twiua begged. The chapel was opened, and the dame, wlio was doubtful whether the bones of her precious dead ought to be exposed to view so auda­ ciously, was satisfied by the peasants’ promise to keep guard a t the tomb un­ til the door and lock were made fast again. But when it was seen wliat powerful resistance the rusted door of­ fered, belief in the apparition seemed crushed to death in every heart by the weight of the material world. Only Diotwina smiled confidently and await­ ed the proof of her words. Back rolled the cover of the coffin, and there, with a smile upon his Ups, lay the young hero In full armor, the visor raised and upon his head the wreath of victory made of the myrtle bush of his betrotlied. Then all sank upon their knees and praised God. ■ Diotwina found her happiness in ful­ filling her own and her uncle’s vow. She remained the faithful betrothed of her knight until the day of her death, living in a little cottage near the chapel. When Richard did come home many years later and came into the property, which tlie old people had left to him with their blessing, he enlarged the little house to a beautiful nunnery, under whose protection Sigebald’s grlmages.—Translated F man For Short Stories. IS t h e I tia e . £2nj07^tii. A schoolboy who was going to a par­ ty was\ cautioned by his mother not to walk homo if it rained, and she gave him money for a cab. It rained heavi­ ly, and great was the mother’s sur­ prise when her son arrived at home drenched to the skin. “Did you not take a cab as I ordered you, Alf?” “Oh, yes, but when I ride with you you always make me ride inside! This time I rode on the box, and it was so jolly!”—London Telegraph. Appropriate, Assistant-^How would you designate i paper devoted to palmistry? Editor—Call it a hand organ.- . X FEINTING HAT TIPS. d iving fo r f ir e w o o d . THE WORK IS DONE FROM STEEI PLATES OR BRASS DIES. A Vasit Variety of Desigms NeccHsary to Meet tlie Dciuan«1s of tlie Trade. An Interesting Busiuess aud HoM’ It Is Conducted. Hatters’ printing, which is the print­ ing of names, trademarks and other de­ signs upon hat tips aud sweat leathers In hats, aud upon the labels used on hat boxes, is a business by itself. The hat tip, or crown lining of a hat, is sometimes made of paper, oftenest of satin. In a silk hat and in some stiff hats the tip covers tlie entire interior of the crown above the sweat leather; in str;iw hats the tip is very often composed of a broad strip of satin upon a lace crown lining. Many stiff hats aud most soft hats are now fin-- IsUed without tips, in which case the trademark or name is printed on the swe.at leather. Tip printing is done from brass dies and in tlie finest work from steel plates. These dies and plates are made in very great variety. In a large es- ilishment devoted to hatters’ print­ ing there might be and 10,000 steel plat sions of this groat m imes, upon iber of dies aud lauy liuge, ledger like vol- whoso pages they are se- having a separate die of Ids own, v wUicli the tips of the liats lie sells goods. All these dies and plates, how­ ever varied and widely distributed their ownersldp may be, are kept in the establislimcnt of the printer, ready for use ou occasion. The owner pays for the engraving of the first die, the cost varying according to its elaborateness; if a die or plate becomes worn and a new die is needed the printer supplies InIn tlieie largorgo hatters’atters’ printingrinting estab-ti tl la h p es llsbuients everything pertaining to ( business is done, including the design­ ing aud engraving of the dies and plates, as well as the printing from -tlicra. Some designs, the trademarks of old establislied liouses, become fa­ miliar from long continued use. As dies Ou the otlier 1 year, fo: ither, many design; finallynally tlieie dieies oue reason and anothc use, and fi tl d aud e destroyed; but every year there are produced for individual deal- for general trade purposes uew designs, so that tl ers and thousands of number ©f dies and plates on hand at the printer’s is always great. These designs, aside from those made for in­ dividual hatters, include a very great variety of subjects. 'Thus there miglit be seen iii-inted ou hat tips ships locomotives and Iiorses aud a and m.any other tilings; and any : or object of public interest a t tin ment is likely to be reproduced inside of hats. Almost every hat worn bears within It printing in some form. If the hat has no tip it appears on the sweat le.alh- er, and it may also be in sueli .a bat upon wliat is called a sticker, this be­ ing a piece of paper, cloth or leatlier, in outline of the c.xact shape and size of the die, upon which are printed the dealer’s trademark aud name, the Sticker being pasted in the center of the crown of the hat. The retail hat dealer, wherever lie the liats he sells, sends to j hatters’ printing establishme some big iineut for a design; he sends, perliaps, a suggestion of his own, or it may be that lie relies upon the designer of the printing es­ tablishment. Oue or more designs are made aud submitted to him for ap­ proval. According as maj' be required, such designs might eniliody in some ar­ tistic form simply the name and ad­ dress; often such dies or plates are lade in designs approiiriate to orr localitjcality. giou, state o lo Such dies aud plates are m.ade in almost endless va­ riety. The plate would remain at the printer’s, aud when the retailer ordered hats of the jobber with whom he dealt Tips are printed in gold leaf, in silv leaf and in aluminium leaf and in ink in various colors; sometimes they are printed in combinations of colors. Most commonly, however, they are printed in a single metal or color. All sweat another Box labels for bat boxes arc made both plain aud embossed in a very ety as to color. A hat dealer might liave his own design coi well as for li plete for box label tip; or be m.ay select one from among many box Labels that are made with a blank siiace to receive a die and have his own die inserted in pbe label. Manj' hat tips printea^'om dies en­ graved here are exported to Can.ada for use in hats that are finished there; and there are also made here suitable dies from wliicli are printed hat tips for ! exportt Tlien Tliere Was Tronlile. A well dressed, ladylike looking wo­ man entered a car the other day with her little boy of about 0 years of age. On the conductor coming to collect the fares the lady handed her little son a quarter, he being nearer the door. The little fellow examined the coin careful­ ly and then gave it to the conductor. Scarcely had the man returned the change than the youngster clapped his iands and, looking at his mother, ex­ claimed triumphantly: “Mamma, mamr bad quarter!” ima, he has taken the ■WHy Ar® All Wiaovcs “CfciivnilTiB?” “Now, 1 should like to ask you why men always speak of a widow as a ‘charming widow,’ ” said a pretty Kirkwood girl. “'There is a young widow at Kirkwood, and I am free to admit that she is charming, but she isn’t any more cliarming than a dozen —yes, than at least 30—Kirkwood girls whom I could mention, and yet I have never heard a man refer to her except as the ‘charming widow.’ ”—S t Louis Rnfjions In His Bnsincss. ve been swint 0 bank note. a swindled with a thoughts. He proposed to his wifci on ' V '? the golf linka.”-B i’oolciyn Life-. •' ^ ' j Optician—I’ve b< counterfeit $20 bar Great Detective—Go home and nothing. Your business will be ruii if it becomes known that you can’t ---------------- - --------- -- . better than th a t —.Tewelers’ Weekly. a high price b y Italian perforpifers, ' > Snndxvicli lalanaers' Wny of Filling the Wood Box. wliose most distasteful task is lod box filled, or who are g wood e to keep the wood box filled, or ’ expected to split the kindling w ery night, would undoubtedly enjoy living at Hawaii. Firewood tliere is not only very scarce, but they get it out of the water, anotlier feature of tlie matter wliicli would probably appea.1 to sucli of the boys as delight in “goih swimmin.” H. W. Honsliaw, writing in The Youth’s Companion, says of this is a scarce aud precio The present forests do not grow near the sea, and the labor of bringing wood from the distant timber is great, espe­ cially as roads are few. Practically all tlie firewood of the natives, aud much that is used by the Europeans in the towns, is drift that is brought down periodically from the uplands by fresh­ ets that follow heavy rains. 'There is notliing strange in all this, but what is strange is the way tlie natives gather the wood. Pick it up on the beach? Not at all; at least, very little is obtained In that commonplace manner. Mucli of the island timber is exti'eme- ly hc.avy, and instead- of floating in orthodox fashion, as wood sliould do. It promptly sinks to the bottom. As the freshet gathers lieadway, dowr Iks au(“ ■earn ai iiistnst thehe bottom tilt all semblance agai t bo tbelr original are bruise split into kindling. The current carries them well into the ocean, where tliey settle into tho sand. The first stage of their journey is over, now for tho second. In a d.ay or two the ocean rises in its might and sends in huge breakers upon the sliores, wliich e.atch the logs aud splin­ ters afid roll tliem over and over, still ou the bottom, toward the beach. the native’s chance. He has boon waiting long for just such an op­ portunity. Down to tho sliore come the Kanakas in troops. No one is left be-* ckk andi the blind. Men, No one is left be-* : the sic a mdnt children are all on 1 hind save tl women a beach, having an eye both t and to 1: clad in old, loose business pleasure. Tito women are clad in old, 1< holakus, a garmout I may best describe lakus, a garmout I may best t1 likening it to tho original “ Hubbard.” Tlie mou doff their gar­ ments and don the oconomical malo, or waist clotli. Tlie cbildreu follow suit, itling goes, aud dou—well, truth, most of them don nothing, aud If thc.v are satisfied, you and I need not complain. And now for The men dash into the breakers, div­ ing under tbe big combers and rising on the crests of the snuillcr ones till they ,'ire out slioiilder higli; then they feel around witli their feet till they find a piece of wood it ni.ay lie onlj’ a splinter, or it may bo a log so large as to require tlie aid of a rope to pull it in; but, largo or .small, no matter. Down dives tlie Kannka head foremost to seize tho in-ize. The women and children wade in a little distance to catcli tlie smaller pieces tliat get past tl tlio piles on the shore ing to cords. A hardy native will stay in tbe wa­ ter, wading and diving, for a couple of liours and thou come out, pretty thor- ougldy eliillod, to sun him self on tlie beach in readiness for another bout with tlie wave.s, meantime solacing himself with the inevitable pipe or cigarette. Hard work is tliis wood gathering by diving, what between the buffetings of tlie waves, tlie cold aud tlie labor of tugging the logs ashore. Hut for all tliat sliouts and laugliter fill tlie air, aud one might suppose the occasion was .a summer picnic. Wliatovor his faults, the Kanaka has not added to the gloom and discontent of tlie world. He endures disappoint­ ment and misfortune with cquauiniity, aud when tlie clouds pass aud tlie sun. shines he is ready to laugh aud bo glad. A n iim ils nnU BlrUs T h a t P i g llt. You would hardly believe that moles, cluiiis3' aud almost blind, become per- ‘iiions when tliey quarrel. what tliey luiiisy ?ct del ut, but if they buce start fighting, one has to die. They will keep on in the preSouco of any number of specta­ tors, lianging ou to one anotlier like bulldogs, and burjdng tlieir enormous­ ly stroug jaws and teeth in one anoth­ er’s Hesli. Hedgehogs, another tj’pe of the quiet. Inoffensive looking animal, not only liglit, but always to tlie death, aud wlien one is killed the other generally devours him. Hares, on the otlicr hand, are prover­ bially the most timid of creatures; yet they can fight. A fight between two hares is a ludicrous siglit, as they skip aud jump over oue another. But a blow from the Iiiud 1 no jolce to his opponent Among birds, robins are tlio most pugnacious. More tlian one ease could be quoted of two robins so frantically set on killing one another as to have ids of a looker on > picked up in ind there have n one anotlicr’s plumage. Makes Artificial Byes. Tucked away in quaint old world re find some of the most odd personages. Sucb is the gi-eat artifi­ cial eye maker and painter, A. Mnller Hipper. In quaint Lauseha, in the heart of old Tliuriugen’s dense h mountains, be sits a n d forests and high n works away day in and day out, sur­ rounded by his family, the male mem­ bers of which are all experts in this delicate work and have been such since the days of his great-grandfa­ ther, who first started the work in Paris, but wbo, owing to the strong anti-German feeling, was forced to re­ turn to ills native mountain land. They have grown rich, bnl lead simple, quiet W hile th e w riter sa t in fro n t of Mr. Hipper he deftly mixed different col­ ored glasses over his gas lam p and Within lialf an hour brought forth a perfect reproduction. In everything but real sight, of the writer’s eye. Every year thousands of eyes made by this old world family find their way to America.—Leslie’s 'Weekly. Caused Indij “Wliy does Henpec sausage?” “He says that they provoke sad ■ houghts. He proposed to his wifci on

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