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2 00o0b00ille 00epubli00an. OL. LXXII, WOODVILLE, MISS.00 SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 18900, i NO. 30. THE, NEWEST CAPER, color into those chcek, and then I will PUNGENT PAA61RAPH," RED GIRL. i A Little Inddent of the Great West. i!. BY ELSIE WHELE,. sun was shiMn" os uty iq Cot- sun can -htm,, beating down n with an ahnot ePuel Trees tire alv, xury in the and the few ,Inal[ specimens out- the pr<.'ipal thoroughfare offer little shade, so tim street, with iis low/Tame buildings, is now hot, and deserted. There is just one exception to these and thut is a pretenHoua I0ne Tlie first floor gas "Banking *." iu great, gilt totters on its windows; second is devoted to offices, and is 3" deserted, for the air is iil;'igofating to be wasted, and bust- in Colorado is largely Iransaeted the street: the third floor i the most of all; it tlhrownintoone hall. and here it is that all the fairs and meetings of the lows held. It is not a particularly at- hall. Bare wells, upon which of time has gleefully traced dust lfictures, about 50 chairs a ral;her jingly pinno, compose the furnishings. present some of the windows are and suddenly a note floats down the stillness of the street,, then an- until the "fire music" Walkure" is leaping and crack- from the piano under the touch of almost snperhuman master hand. fire seems to be dying, now the song" sobs and sings, and once more the crackling comes, "fire" and "slumber" motive are together in one glorious har- of sonnd. the street below, door after door softly opened and dark forms have across the street, nntil the un- player above hms collected a admiring audience heneath windows. music comes to a sudden stop, is a few minutes' pause, nd then appears in the doorway below. a strange little figure it is--a girl about. 20, with a thin pale face. great eyes. and a slight, frail body, a red Mother Hubbard gown. a homely little thing!" is the thought, but one has only to look those eyes to change the opinion; is such a sweet screncness and in their depths, and the girl is so magnetic, one is forced to re- the familiar lines, "And those who to scoff, remained to pray." She and beloved person in western town : when she first two years ago, her strange red and still stranger mumc. had some talk. But, after all. she only a poor, little eonsmnptive, and the mothers took her and her er- ways to their hearts and wor- her. was a sincere Christian, and the that she claimed to be in intimate with the angels, threw Mr of mysticism about her and the timid to speak in whispers her name was mentioned. She was they that had ordered her to a loose red gown, so she unques- mbly obeyed. Scoffers had re- that red suggested that she was y the wrong class of spirits, her devoted friends indignantly such flippant suggestions; they question, they only knew that had a. sunny smile and sweet man- i .mpossible to resist, and that when played some great mysterious pew- to guide her hands. she stands in the doorway a me- she looks Mmost a spirit herself, are nervously clasped near [" throat, and her eyes gaze unseeing familiar faces, then a, smile! of comes, and her friends crowd about her. she talks, her eyes have wan- a great red peak that stands among the surrounding indUS- Was it coincidence or fate, that 9f all the pine-covered hills there be but one with a bleak, bare red sand and stone. my mountain," the girl had first arrived, and she had to look upon it as something al- alive. Now as her eyes rest on it playfully: "How Red Chief looks to-day! I be- he wants me up there to keep him Cheer up, old fellow," and blows a kiss to the unre- hill; then, growing suddenly she turns to the people around I die, you must carry me I almost think the indUS- made/or me--to be my tomb." are getting gloomy, little girl. sun is nearly down, 1,t's take a grows too cold for you," the speaker, a well-knit, handsome about 40, forcibly rakes posses- of the girl and hurries her away. he loves her!" say the women, after the pair. he'll lose her," one remarks. thing, how white she looked to- the two are walking slow- the hills; the man is talking and the glrl tries to listen, and thoughts will wander Chief, his head bathed in :[rom the last rays of the sun. the man is saying? listening to you, dear," she to him apologetical, you asking me to doT' np for a little while, little world and its wicked- care of itself. You say the 'and:are watching over pute that but cazft you see, dear, "you are growing weaker every ipping from me let:me try and hold I want tO place you into a care h0 would soon put some fill thai busy brain of yours with cheer- ful thoughts and together we'll make yon strong and well. Won't you let me won't you do that much for me, little girl'?" Th'e g'irl;s eyes fill with tears, but she silently shakes her head. "You are so true, dear. and I love youl)ut "what o9! ha it evm' done you ' The.man trle t lniri'hpt, but, she fis?,lonat.ely i)61dihh . " Sk' 13roug'ht nothing but sorrow into your lite I want your love. I want you--but I never can marry you. I eannot say 'forget me,' for it would break my heart if yon dld I know I am spoiling your life. and yet i am too selfish to let you go. and ymt won't gtL dearest, wilt y0?" [urning mMdenly to him ler hands nervously clutching his coat and arms. "%\\;Jld horses couldn't drag me. little girl," the voice was supposed to he cheerhfl, but there was a suggestion of a break in it that made the.l.1 inove closer to the man s ratiO, find the sym- pathetic silence was not broken until they reached the little brown house perched on the side of a hill, with "llocky llest" spelled in white stones on its terrace, then turning an April face. the girl playfully pulled the man on to the porch. "Mother. here is your best sweet- heart." she called. "He's going to stay to tea, and then he is going to make music with that flute of his, '* and still talking and softly laughing, she pushed him into the house. The man was a good musician, and the sweet inusie, with the softpiano ac- companiment., caused many couples to pause and listen that night as it floated through the open windows. They played until the man grew tired. Putting down his instrument lie leaned over the girl and lifted her hands from the keys. "I believe the angels do" assist you," he said, half seriously; "you are peefectly inex- haustible to-night." The girl did not smile. "I feel they are with me," she said, softly, and followed him on to the porch. After hc had gone she stood motion- less. It was moonlight, and the sur- rounding mountains with their mys- terious dark shadows alnmst told the secret of the universe. The light fell upon the girl, throwing her pale face and vivid red dress intro strong relief, and causing" her to look weird and un- real. Suddenly, with a passionate ges- ture, she threw out her arms. "I am such a weak and unworthy servant!" she sobbed; "teach me to be strong, give me more proof, that I may walk with unwavering faith, and cry aloud to unbelievers: 'Life is *out a day, the great promise is true, and be- yond our little sphere is the real world and the wouderful, glorious life in death!' " Carried away by her emotion she sank upon her knees, and when she finally arose there was an inspired, exultant look upon her face. The next day the little town was set talking, for word was passed around that the Red Girl, who never had so much as touched a harp, would give a concert in the evening and play en- THEY PLAYED UNTIL TIIE MAN WAS TIRED. iire]y upon that inatrument. ]Vheu questioned by the-woman wlth whom she lived, one of her adopted mothers, she had answered, simply: "I prayed for some sign, some proof that I could give the people of the ex- istence of angels, and they told me I should soon play upon a harp." By eight o'clock the big hall was crowded. Friends and scoffers alike, all had come to see the miracle. The harp stood waiting upon the little stage, but minute after minute ticked itself away and the Red Girl did not. appear. The people, who had been growing restless and impatient, suddenly be- came silent and interested, for a ma:l, with a face so white and drawn o hardly recognized him, had stepped upon the stage. "Friends." he began, vainly striving to steady his voice, "our little Red Girl said the angels promised her she should play upon a harp. The promise has come true, I think. She died half an hour ago.? The next night, the moon looked down on a strange, unusual scene. Upon the almost inaccessible peak of Red Chief was a crowd of people--a silence has just fallen amongst them, and a man comes slowly forward until he stands beside a deep, new-made grave. He raises his hand: "May the love of God and the peace that passetn all un- derstanding be with us--as we know it is with hernow and forever." Once more the silence falls, broken only by nneonirollable weeping and the sound of working spades. Then, one by one, the people move away, until a long black line is swing- ing down the mountain. The steady tramping of heir feet and the crack- ing of the nderbruah sings a dreary requiem as it is borne through the night to the lonelyman who, lying face down- ward, is ;fighting t[ he great battle of al- most unconquerable grief and desvaLr. Leslie's BILL ARe ON OLD SOUTH. Ie Deeiare Tha t}i60antry Has Advanced Backward. He Sam lie I NO pe#i,all--%Vomen Are lat t'aging the Plaee b Men in Many Callings. re were talkin about the old south and the new south and some. said there was no new south; that we were the same people and have the same prin- eiples the same religion and the same p61iiids that our fathers had. but. like the rest of the civilized world, we have advanced in education and general in- telligence and in the enjoyment of'the comforts of life.  ell. I am no pe/iitnlst, hut I am gricX'ed t.o say that in many things we have advanced backward. We have more books and more newspapers and more schools, but. that crim.e is on the increase is known and admitted hy all who study tbe revords of the courts. Thel'e are more idle young meu than there feed to be yes, five times as many, according t0 population; and Ben Franklin said that, idleness is the parent of vice. I can pick out a score of young men in every town who are doing" nothing--young men of good families--and the are living on the old man or the old woman and seem to be content. They haven't been reared to work and they won't htint for it now. Fill3 t'ears ago we had no vagabonds; every young" man worked at some- thing, and it was considered dis- reputable to lie aroundin idleness. In fact, we had a vagrant law thai com- pelled the lazy., triiting fellows to earn a living. I reckon that law ts still in the code, but it isadead letter. When a 5noung' man married a girt it was ex- pected by both sides that he could and would support, her, but nowadays about half of them are supported by their wives or by the old folks. Then we got to talking about the new women--the female doctors and lawyers and editors and preachers and teachexs and .bookkeepers and sales- women, and how woman was forging ahead and taking tim places and oe- eupatims of the men, and my friend, Mr. Williams, of California, surprised us by saying that, there was a tribe of Indians in the northwest who were already far in advance on this line that he had known of thcm ever since he moved to California. in 1849. In this tribe, the women dnminate the men, n the family and the field and forest. They rule them absolutely, make them cook and wash and nurse, and actually hire them. out and collect the. pay. Their principal business is trapping for furs. The women do this and sell the furs and pocket the money, and mary .of them have a good bank ac- count in San. Francisco. The men are nor lnown in any business transac- tions. So it seems that our new woman has a savage precedent. :Have we got to come to this? "Will I live to see th.e day when my wife will hire me ou as a nu,rse or a cook and pocket the money? She knows that. I can do both, and I never dodged it at. home on an emergency, but I reckon she will let me stay at home and; work'in the gar- den and cultivate her flowers the re- mainder of my terrestrial days. She knows that I never hid my money from her; when I got any I kept it for her, that's all. It was hers just as much as mine, but I kept it--sorter like the old fellow who had a thousand dollars in gold and when the confederate govern- meat passed a law taxing gold 20 per cent. he swore he wouldn't pay it, and so he got out the Bag one night and put it on the mi(Mle of the table and called up :his wife and four children, and di- vided it into five piles and gave them $200 each and said: "Now. the gold is all yours and Iean swear I haven't got a dollar ir the world; but I reckon l had better keep it for you," and he raked it all into the. bag again and locked it up in his trunk. There is no greater contrast between the old south and the new south than is shown tn the advancement and the hu- miliation of woman. They are now on tim t.wo extremes. Befo;e the war there were no female doetors or law- yers or lecturers or editors--not one-- and there were no bookkecperg or type- writers or shopgirls or clerks. The av- era.go woman officiated as a wife and m,ot&er, or a d.aughter cherished by her parents and her brother. The wife was the lady of the house, be it ever so humble, and she was content with her lot. it was even considered beneath her pride and dignity ta teach school, and hence there was anannualimporta- ties of New England spinsters to teach the children, I and my sisters went to four of them in quick succession, for our wide)were married them as east as they came, and, they ma.d,e good wives and good stepmothers, and were the most economical housekeepers in the world, They were raised that way and neither the dogs nor the little nit- gers got any more scraps than they could eat. But now the new woman is either smart and aggressive, or she ispoorand pitiful. She comes to the front with her brains an4 her ambition and wrestles boldlywlth the men as ed.itor, writer, lecturer, professor In schools and colleges, and even as office seeker, and. generally ucceeds in what.she m dertakes; or else she takes a humble- place behind the counter or in the press- rooms, or perhaps in the factories, for a pittance just enough to keep soul and body together, and every year grows paler and. sadder from her work, I can almost weep for some I know. They keep their sorrows to themselves an4 "let concealment like a worm in the bud feed on their damask cheeks." Ah, woman! how great, is thy perill How hard is thy lot! Not long ago I re- ceived a tearful, pitiful letter from over the border, it was from a wife and mother who wan an exile from her state and country, and had not. heard from her parenm tn three long years; nor did they know where she was, 8he d,id not dttre to let i heal know for fear a leLte[' iigght b[t llei; itn(] tJie leu.ih bounds would get on the track of her hagband for the reward that was of- fered, an& so she ventured to write to me and to inelase.a letter to her tother, u hich I must address in my own hand- writing and mail from Cartersville. "I saw you once," she wrote, "when I was a happy child., and you took tea army father's house, and I know that I can trust, yon. I have kept my secret rom them as long ms I can bear, and it seems vo me thatI will (tie if I donot hear from them, for they J o'e me and my heart Is almost breaking." They are happier now--the child and the parents --for they communicate through me. I know of other eases where the wife has followed her nnfortunate husband into vohmtary exile and left behind her all her kindred and tile endearing scenes of her childhood. Whd knows tim silent grief of woman--of wives and mothers wives whose husbands have broken their nmrriage vows and gone to the bad; mohers whose sous are afar off in prison for some crime, oi" tit home a drhnktrd. Oh, the pity of it, the pity of It! Is there no way to reform this world and make it better? If I was a young woman and longed for a mate-- a young man, some ideal of my ENGLISH ON AMERICA. ltetnttrkable Ignoranee of llritonm It tO t|ie Uttited Staie, My first xperifi in England was of course to ascertain my prope+ lbbt-" tion as an American and to kuow What ;vl. thought of us. This was easier 5 years ago ,hn now, since the English ignorance of Americans was thn even greater than o-day, and perhaps even more franMy expressed. On,e of the first houses where I spent an evening was the very hospitable home of a dis- tinguished scholar, then the president of the Phtlologieal ociety, and the high- est authorlty on the various dialects of the English language; b/t ][ was led to t.hink that his sweet and kindly wife had not fuliy profited by his learning. She said to mei "I it not rather #trange thaiyou America iS, ,'h6 ei. such a friendly and. cordial race,should invariably address a newcomer as rdngf;' while we English, who are thought, to  cCid lind dlstant, are more likely to say 'my friend?' " She Would scarcely credit it. when I told her that I had hardly ever in my life been greet- ed by the word he thought so univer- al and then she added: "I was old iha,t Amerlcans began, every sentence with 'Well. stranger, ][ ffue.' " I was compelled to plead guilty to thenatlon- iil use of the first and last of thesetwo words, but still demurred as to the thoughts and dreams, one who would "stranger." love me and cherish me and protect me all my life--I wonld hesitate and pon- der long before I took the leap. A mis- fit. a mistake, is misery, !Matrimony is environed with perils, even when the husbant and wife are mated as Well as married, for the children may brtng grief and sorrow. St. Paul enunmrated and boasted of his trials and tribula- tions, but he was an old bachelor and knew nothing of the perils of woman. But this is the dark side---the shadow and I only ruminate over tt now and then when some pitiful case is re- corded in the daily papers. There is a brighter side, a sunshine that illu- minates and warms the heart, for mar- riage is the natural state of man and woman, and there is nothing more bearutiful on earth than the marriage altar, where the bride is good and pure and the groom is manly, d.evoted and honorable. Love is the best thing upon this sin-cursed earth. In fact, tt is the only thing worth living for. The love of wife and husband, parems and chil- dren. I heard an aged mother say the other day that her son--her baby boy, as she ealled bim--was away out west somewhere, and she had not had a letter from hhn for three long years. There were tears in her eyes ahd some came into mine. Oh. you boys, young' men, mercantile travelers, don't forget your mnthers.--Bitl Arp, in Atlanta Constitution. MME. BLANC'S PARASOL Monte Corlo' Founder Loae$1,O(N Trying to tVin lt Price. Mr. Blanc. the founder of the C, msino t.t Monte Carlo--which really means Monte Carlo itself--as very eccentric. ]f he had ever been young tLere ts no record of the fact, for he is always de- scribed as a little old gentleman, clad in a long coat, and walking with the aid of a yellow cane, without which he was never seen during his waking hours. Though enormously wealthy he was excessively thrifty in trifling mat- ters. and would haggle like an old clothes man to save a franc on articles for his personal use, though he thought nothing of expending hundreds of thou- sands of francs in beautifying the Casino and the miniature city. tteSwas never known to play at the tables, ex- cepting on one occasion, and then it was a somewhat costly experience. While on a visit to the Wiesbaden Casino with Mine. Blanc he was in the habit of accompanying her on a morn- ing stroll each day. During one of these walks madam complained of t,he heat of the sun. and requested her hus- band to buy a parasol. According'Iv the two eutered the shop, where madam selected a very pretty article, worlh 80 francs about E3 4s.--which Mr. Blanc, with a scowl and a muttered grumble, paid. When the Casino opened at noon great was the astonishment of the croupiers and the visitors to see M_r. Blanc place two louis on the red at one of the trenie et quarante tables. The attendnnts has- tened to get him a chair, but this he de- clined, saying he was only going to re- main a few moments. When the cards were dealt he won, and taking up his "winnings left the original stake on the table. For a second time he won, and had now got back the price of the urn- brella. But not content, he ventured another two louis, which this time he lost. Somewhat annoyed at this, the fmmder of the place doubled the stake and won, thus getting back the cost of the umbrella again. Determihed, however, to regain his two louis he staked them again, only to so, them raked in by the bank. Thus he kept on winning and losing, but never able to recover the two louis, till atlast he found himself 5 louis out, all the gold his pocketbook coutained. A thou- sand franc note he had was quickly changed and swallowed up. Then, be- coming exasperated, he cashed his check for a large sum and, sitting down, commenced the battle in earnest. Hour after hour passed, but Mr. Blanc, his eyes fixed on the treacherous paste- boards, never budged from his post. lie kept on planking down heavy stakes until the last deal was declared, when, calmly rising, he seized his yellow, cane and made his way through the gaping onlookers into th open air. On reaching home he found Mrs. Blanc playing "patience" wlth a pack of cards, the offending parasol being on the table. "Madam," said the old gentleman, "do you know what that thing has cost me?" "Mats out, men aml. It cost you 80 francs." "Madam," reolned he, "you are mis- taken. I have just paid the bi!l91,000 fraY, ca," Madam's sunshade had cost o les than 3,e40.Londo'z .,. qhen she sought for more general in- formation, and asked if it were really rue. as she had qoeen told. that railway trains in America were often stopped or the purpose of driving cattle off the track. I explained to her that. in some region of the. far west, where cattle abounded, and fencing matertal was scarce, this might s.till be done; and I did not think it necessary io say that I had seen it. done, in my youtb, within 0 miles of Boston. Dut I explained to her that we Americans, being" a very laves,tire race. had devised a little ap- paratus to 1)e placed in front of the locomotive in order to turn aside all ob- structions; and I told her that this ex- cellent invention was called a cow- catcher. She heard wlth interest, and then her kindly face grew anxious and she said heNtatingly: "But isn,'t ii ratherdan- gerous for the boy?" I said wonder- ingly : "Wh'at boy ?" and she reiterat ed : "For 4he boy, don't you know the cow- eatcber." :Her motheTly fancy had de- picted an unfortunate youth, balanced on the new contrivance, probably hold- ing on. with one hand. and dispersing dangerous herds ,by a gesture from the other.--Col. T. W. Yiigginson, in At- lantic. The Two Classes."I see that [- I f tO Eeet win in Your BOlt rains is getting out another novel." a Loll ThereiS Graeefnlly, "Hisiorieal or hysterical?"--Indianap- If you are a first family here is an tis Jotrnal, idea for you. It isn't, if you are not, --0 DiscoUnt.--"My wife basa mama The decorator is my authority He 0# argalns." "YesT' "But when would 'be distressed to Iearn that any she asks me for  golit she won't take but a first family had taken tp the mo- 99 cents."---Chicago Record. ties. Because ther he would Ie to think of something else equally aa --Friend"This seems to he a com, pleasing for lis exclusive trade. N fortable fla{Y tIarlemite---"It does. doubt lfls llfe is enough of a burden tO It makes that impresio n everybody himasitis. Oneoug htnottmakean who don't live in it."--Puck, other's troubles greater, So all readera --Mistress--"Bridget, are there any will kindly refrain from embodying letters for me this morning?" Bridget this hint tn their parlors unle those "Only two postal cards, but there's readers are of the class known in the othing of importance in them."--Flie- shops as "carriage people." Well. gende Blattei'. It is swings. All o2 the first familie --Tom--"Why do you ahvay call are having swings ia their drawing your mother 'the mater?'" Dick rooms and in their boudoirs. e "Aiy woman who could succeedin mar- swing is the latest style in cozy cornera. :/ rying off my f0ttr isters deserves the Not the old-fashioned swingmade from title."--Tit-Bits, rope that papa does not wane for any --How It May Be.--"People are not other purpose, with a seat constructed alike, and what suits one may not front a bit of rough board which mare- please another." "I guess that's right, rma cannot use for a cover for anything. What is one sn's bicycle is anothez Pas beaucoup. man's juggernaut.'--Puek, A. swing shaped llke a carriag seat, ----Good Friend--"I have reason to su- as big as it, but turned from highly pect that your husband is flirting with polished oak and filled with $7 and $16 other women. Yo ought to fol. cushion. And withluxuriousrugstha$ iow him wherever he goes." "Great hang over and down. And handily y heavensl My husband ia a postman." its side a little ta,blo on which ar Fliegende Blatter. favorite goodies and sprightly books. :, ---,Sue Brette--"I never saw such a First families are becoming elastic. cold audience in my life." Foote Light For these swlngs are really to sit in "Didn't they warm up a bit ? .... Well. and sway in. They are on the order of whe they spoke of bringing out the small gift chairs that may be seen b author, I believe some of the audience not touched. The new swings are to got hot."Yonkers Statesman. hold folk, yung' and old, aud to give a, --"She has a great deal of curiosity," good time to thegn. They--the swingt remarked Willie Wishington. "Yes," --are fastened by four'blackened heavy" replied Miss Cayenne; "it is something extraordinary. She even opens some of the fa.ncy-eovered magazines to see what is insideI"--Washington Star. ---Power in Portrayal. "Why, man, I've had whole audiences fall to their knees in terror at my description of the day of judgmcnt." The other exhortez iron ehMns to the ceiling. Th deco- rator seeure these chains without mu or proanity by some proess know only to men of his craft. Te wnff at present is t.he exclusive thing. But why not the hmmock, too? A pretty hand.nook, of course'lo some hideou ooject vhieh ha beem LEARNING HOW TO SLEEP, Rentarkahle Method by Whieh People Can Train Thentselve. Dr. Learned's recent lecture before the Woman's Itealth Protective association of Philadelphia, entitled "ttow to Sleep Without Narcotics, contains some re- markable statemen,ts, lie said: "Th/ method is so quiet as not even to disturb a sleeping companion. It was illustrated, too, a young man being placed upon an improvised couch made of two tables. The method is warrant- ed equal to a long walk or even sawing wood. First, of course, the sufferer is in bed, the breathing is to be reduced to something like six respirations a minute, no more; we usually indulge in 16 or 18. And they must be long and deep, which, as we all know, is really fatiguing. Besides, the eyes must be opened, wide (like the hero- ine' in a melodrama when she discov- ers herself in the villain's power) at each inhalatiom and* closed a.t. the ex- halation, and all this every time. This gives an action of the atmosphere (of course the window is open) on some part of the eye. upposingyon've mas- te red this much of the prescription, the next step is to hold up one's head a quarter of an inch, so that no support eomes from the bed or pillow. This will be at the expense of a tremen- dous amount of vital energy, and will con.vince the dullest that his head hold more han he had ever imagined. A minute will be about the length of time this can be endured. Thou hold up a foot, so that the entire leg shall have no support, as long as possible. Then the other, 'not forgetting to remember' the breathing and eye opening" and shutting. "No noisy gymnastics, but quite like work, One will work in variations, too. Double up the fists in pugilistic fashion and draw up the muscles of the arm. This is equal to a ten-mile walk, and will have produced a condition that. in- duces sleep. The reason people don't go to sleep is that the mental ma- chinery is not. shut off. The shafts are running, and at least one belt is still on ; thinking (.with a capital T) ia still going on. An8 this thin,king is the very business which must be stopped, for sleep is repair, and every machine, human, or not musthaverepeir."Phil- adelphia Record. Dromedaries "P]ut Smoke. Dromedaries are said to be partien- lariy fond of tbaeeo smoke, and can be made o do almost anything nnder its influence. Travelers n E,pt., it is asserted, rely more on tobacco smoke for their control over these huge beas,ts than anything else. When traveling on long journeys the dmeda,ries are in many eases required to travel night and day without rest, and the beasts are kept up to their tasks by smoking cigars. The driver carries a triagnJar piece of wood. which is pierced at one point llke a cigar holder. Ths s in- serted in the mouth ,of the beast, the cigar being llt and pressed into the hole in the same fashion followed by mn. The dromed'ary closes its eyes out in the rain for six mouths or years. mniled pityingly. "Ah, yes," he re- A pink hammock or a bIue one with plied. "But the other night I per- frine, and embroidered satln cushions, trayed the destruction of the world or a red one with oriental trappingS, with such power that a man came up There would be some trourble i aang- after the services and asked me whom tag it, of course. You could not pin it he should see about the kinetoscope to the top of, a bookcase and cataeor- rights."Detroit Journal. herod to a point of a china closet. "If there are to be poets in Heaven," The Social possibilities for fired'clock said the city editor, "what is the ad- ea use of the hammock are prospeeo vantage of trying to go there? .... Hy tively engaging. No tea witk a ham dear boy," replied, the literary editor, mock possi, bly could b a failure, If with that patronizing air that a lit, things got to doing a 'bit slow, som erary editor so soon learns to assume, pretty girl could flounce into the hamo "you don't understand the theory of it nmek between the dressing roomraad at all. Poets are all right, and will bid any visiting gallant: "Swdr' me, naturMly be received with open arm. Oharley." And of course, Charley by the very best people. It is the ma would, after the fashion of Charleyg, who is not a poet, but who thinks he is, and by thus much and more winging that should be barred from the society the te, would be the merrier. So why and companionship of all good people,  not, hy not the hammock, too? Ee ---Chicago Evening Post. without the too. The sttggestion no having arisen i.n the ]arain of a decora- FLOCK STRAYED 500 MILES. tor, mere women not of first, familie also might venture with tinted ham- [thepherd Killed by Lightnin end mocks. A.nd life would be the more the Sheep Go on a Lon Journey. vibrant.---iaeinati Com, meral Trih- A herder in charge of a flock of 2,00 une. sheep which were grazing near the base of the San Francisco mountains in Art. FASHIONS FOR THE LADIE, zona was killed by lightning during a Some Seonuble Note on lle Ltea terrific storm which visited tha,t section in Dress. about August 1. As the herder was sol Lavender blue and the theper iriS- expected to come in with his sheep ma- purple blue are two very fashionable til October 1 his absence during Augual colors just atthe mometiboth dres and Septeanber was in theregular line an4 millinery. of business and attracted no attention, There has been a steady demand thla but when the middle of October came season or farmy mohairs, and aeso "and he did not appear messengers were the manafcturers have prdeec i a sent out to find him and see what wa very araetive variety of patterns. the matter. After a search of some Same of the deign have narrow de- days in the vicinity of where he was signs in openwork effects, and these last seen, the remains of a camp wer are made up over silk whose contrast- found under a tree which had bee ing colors show effectively through riven by the lightning. The cooking the fancy meshes. utensils were scattered about and the Iridescent mohairs are still fvred remains of a blanket were found, which or stylish traveling costumes, and' if were identified as parts of one which the jacke al skirt hyle is chosen, it, the man had taken with him. The wa- i a pretty ;ay to have the silk slairt- ter keg was also recognized by a mark waist en suite to mwtch one of` the eel- which had been burned into one of the ors in the mdhair. Blue and gray. shot staves. A further search revealed the with rose, or green tn.ter'oven with tan bones of a man scattered about over the (olor, make  semi-dark surfaee ground, some of them more than a hun- for those durable ibries that-abed @ugt &ed yards from the tree, where they an'd do not change color in the leat. had evidently bee carried by the The s.trped an& elyangeable mohaira wolves, make very nty appearing cycling co- A prospector who had passed that tumes. The fany for fbris wit. way had camped a night with the man blacks an& colors ot various ldds n- about Angust 1, and said the herd was terwoven, has brought out ninny then moving northward. This twilled French gooa- of different around which these axtieles were found weights tha.t axe mode into slmp but was just about far enough north t stylish suits appropriate for varioua have been the next camping place, and demi-dress nse the sumxaer tha, ough. as it was remembered tha, t there was s The dainty little Lomis XVL pelerne severe storm With thunder and light- with long scarf ends and the pietur- ning in that section one night about esque Marie ntoinHe flelm com- th time referred to it was clear that plete mn of the poeti summer tot- the man made his camp under this lets designed by Part,an artists. They tree, and had been killed by lghtning are, as a rule, made of "textMo mat- and his body devoured by wolves. The in the gown, and delicate and lovely sheep had never been heard of, and no Liberty atin rich an&hmtrus of sur- trace of vhem could be found anywhere face, but liglt in weight; India mua- in that part of the country, lin, flowered taffetus, French orgaa- Zut now comes the strange part of dies, plMn and a.rcy renadnes, and the story: About three weeks ago s etamines, batistes and sheer ilky herd of about 2,000 sheep was found on grass linens are amorg the favoree me- the plain in San Miguel county, in New erials used in naldng these istnato Mexico, with nn one in charge of them, inn lace--triTnmed mmmer gowns, and to all appearances belonging to no- Sf`t an(] delicate ligM-xeight silk body. The people in Arizona heard of figured with a tiny dt (ff aatir of a " this fact and wrote to an officer in the con,treating color axe made irate ehsrn countywherethesheepwerefound, giv- ing toilets ith bodice cut dvn in , ingfneirmarks, and explainiffg how the corselet tye, and complete& by a animals could be identified, when itwas guimpe o sheer India silk or sirred [und beyond any doubt that this was silk battelle. On one model the gored the same herd that had disappeared skirt is rimmed above ha hem with, from the range in Arizona aboutAugust three row- of black silk gupve imser- 1. They had been shifting for them- ties underld with ribbon the color of selves for at least three months and a th atin dot. The saree trimmigj$: half. and turned up at a point fully 500 rased on the corselet and sleeves with miles from where the herder was killed, preVty effeet,N. Y. Post. and had crossed the Rio Grande on the Cover the Saucepan. way,--Chicago Tribune. The contents of a saucepan tlUl never cook. unless the recipe epresv, The Puy of Columbus' Sullors. A curious discovery has been made states to the entrary, without a cover over them. Not only ia the steamin and pus away through its nostrils nn- in the archives of the Spanish nav--.. tIl the cigar is burned away. The in- the bills of payment of the crews who usually beneficial to the article in quea- dulgnce appears to refresh it, and the eompoed the caravels of Christopher ties, but when fill the kitehe i keeper has no difficulty in persuading Columbus. The sailors, according to furniture, Moreover, it the animal to plod on without furthe I their class, received from ten, to twelve smell of cooking, not to the [ fnes a month, including their food. rest.--Cincinnat! Enquirer:._. The eaptain of the three large caravels but more or les to the whol ---While going over a cornfield al had each 80 francs a month. As for which is so disagreemble Dwight, Kan., a farmeround a grid Columbus himself, who had the tille ring that his wife had lt there 11 af amiral, he w& paid 1,600 francs a years she.