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LXXII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1898. NO. 38. THE SQUAN CREEK FOLKS. Tells Why Postmaster SalathleI Green : Continues to Hold the Fort. t897. BY M QUAD. W Green was appinted post- of Squan Creek way back be- the war, and up to two or three ago nobody hankered arter his Then the salary was riz, the moved into a drug store, and men began to itch to boss bags. It was Moses Jackson the fuss move. One day he to Tobias Brown's house, into the back yard where To- was mendin' a hoe, and arter sum about fish, crabs and the weather says: 'ere, Tobias, but 'sposin' the of New York should cum down Creek to go out crabbin'?" gasped Tobias aa he looked e mayor of New York is a heap as much of a feller president of the United States." I know." was to cure down here to go he'd expect to be met at train and welcomed. Sum one hey to make a speech and take to dinner. The man to do it lie's supposed to be .man in Squan Creek. Brown, will you jist imagine Green makin' a burnin' speech to the mayor of New York and afterwards entertainin' him and snails, but he never it.--never !" whispered Tobias turned pale clear back to the he cauldn't. He never speech in his life and as fur wife would cook corned beef and think 'era good 'nuff fur It would jest be the death- of Squan Creek, Not one of us "But the town don't want yeI" And so they jawed and jawed and called names and almost had a,fight. That started everybody up. Before night there was 60 petishuns goin' round. Cy Henderson, who couldn't skassly read a sign-board nor tell tho time o' day, goes round with his peti- shun and says: "1 ain't a-dooin' this because I want office and hey folks pint me out as a milyonaire. I'm a-dooin' it that Squan Creek may git up and hump herself and git to be as big as Atlantic City. I can't do nothin' to help the town while I'm tongin' fur oysters, but as post- master rll make things hum or break a leg." Pump Tompkins, who had never been to school a day in his life, and who wore one blue shirt the year 'round, had a petLshun, and he went all around sayin': "It ain't style and rich cloze I hanker after, but I want to see Squan Creek put in the weather reports, same as New York and Philadelphia. She ain't never menshuned now no more'n as if we didn't hey no weather. I ain't say- in' that Salathiel Green ain't a good man, but he ain't got the good o' this town at heart. He jest lets things drift right along, instead of takin' off his coat and kickin' up the mud." Dan Boonshaw, who had never done anythin' great except to chow terback- cr and lie about sharks, had a petishun, and fur three days he went around say- in' to everybody: "I had to go up to New York last week with a box of lobsters, and when I said I was from Squan Creek nobody up that' had ever heard of the town. One fellow actually asked me.if it was uF in the Catskil/sl D'ye 'spose if we "THE OTHER FIFTY-NINE RIZ UP AND HO'LED." hts bead up arter that. we've got to do suthin', and do it right away." us, but I think we haveS" Tolias. is a man in this town who kirk" burnix' sDeech of welcome, '" as he stiffens up. "He ia:t has a cooper shop and tbree He was a tax collector years, He has bin dn and up to New York, His wife also tow to cook a dinner. It's that wbo should be postmaster of Creek, and here's a petition I ye to sign to help bring it about. the man, Tobias Brown, and ye kin therel" and Moses him and walked off, but he a hundred rods when lhe and Philetus him up agin a shade free and MoSes Jackson, but do keepin' Squan Creek of despondency, when ,tine and Barnagat at-' soarin' on prosFrity?" we've g',  too many 'skeeters re," repl d Moses as he looks Over the real 9hes. 't 'skeet s nor bull-frogs nor :ontinueLPhiletus "nor it that we dePOt ship more crabs or 'd Bank. It's jest our Ixhmaster. Does any- ' ever hear ahim? Has he ever a Fourt of July orashun? ever see him out to funerals? take the lead when we hey a shale ptcr4e? Nevernever! ' got toist him out o' that good an iuto his place. holes and grubbin' summer, bat I'm and take the Here's t petishun, and I'll If'one down at the says Moses. had the right sort o' postmaster here we'd hey to suffer sich insults as that7 Salathiel Green is a putty good man as f'metl go, but he ain't fittea to hold of- rice. Instead of beta' out makin " sFeeches and holdin' Squan Creek up to the world he's playin' fox-and-geese with Abe Carter or ldllin 'the worms on his plumb-.trees. I ain't wantin' office that I may swell around and boss any- body, but it's as plain as the nose on yer face that sunthin' has got to be did or Squan Creek will dry up lud blow away." And so it was with 60 different men, and not one of 'era cou!d git a single signer to his petishun. Sich as didn't want to change wouldn't sign, and sich as did wanted the office fur themselves. Things went on this way fur about a week, and then a public meetin' was called. The 60 candi- dates was all there. Moses Jackson started in to make a speech to boom hisself, but the other 59 riz up and howled, and a minit later everybody was fightin'. Somebody locked the doors on 'era, and them candidates jest kicked and bit and scratched and pulled hair 'till the last one tix;ed himself out and fell down. It was four weeks be- fore the last black eye was cared up and the last scratched nose healed, nnd some folks predicted that a tidal wave would surely overavhelm Squan Creek. Nutbin' of the sort hap- pened, however. It jest cured 60 men from wantin' to be postmaster, and two new barns and four new houses was built that very year. As the preacher said from the pulpit one Sunday: ' "Let the heathen rage and the wicked rip and tear; it's good fur what aiFs ,era.  A Slight Dlerenee. DiggsI just flnLshed reading an ac- count of how they burned heretics at the stake in ancten times. Such bar. harism wou:d not be tolerated in this enlightened age. BiggsNo, indeedl Themcdern her. erie is let off with n roast in the reli- journals.--Chicago Evenln l # THE JOKE DIDN'T WORK. BY M. GtUAD. Just as the stage road over the moun- tain re,ado a sharp turn to the right I caught sight of a grave anda rude head- board, and when the driver was asked about it he replied: "That's the grave of Jim Burns, an old frlen6 of mine, who was killed rJght th.ar' two y'ars ago." "Killed by Indians7" I asked. ".No, sir. No Injuns around yore to kill anybody." "A bear, perb.aps?" "No, sir. Pore old J,im was killed fur a joke, and I'm not feelin' easy about it yit. I was comin' over this trail with five passengers, and when we stepped down at Murphy's fur dinner, same as to-day, one of the passen,gers comes to me and sez: "'Tom, mehbe ye ,hey noticed that feller among us with the red whiskers and a loud voice? lie's sassy and, he's full o' brag, and we want to hnmlM*. him into the dust.' "'How ye goin' to dolt?' sezI. " 'We'll put up a job on him.' sez he. 'IIe's blowin' around that this s,tge can't be robbed while he's along. If you'H git somebody to bold ns up and umble old red wh.iskers%'e'll make np a purse of $50/" "It. was to be a joke?" I queried. "Yes, a joke on the old red-whiskered man," replied the driver. "Jim Burns happened to be thor' that (y, and as he was a grea hand fur a joke I pnt up the job with him. I gin him half an hour the start and then follered on, and as soon as we started the passengers bgan to work up the man. tie had a couple o' guns with him, and I could h'ar him blowin ' and bluffin' as to what he would do tf ffhe stage was stopped. It jest tickled me, fur Jm was an ugly- lookin' kuss and had a voice on him like the growl of a b'ar. I calkerlated he'd make re&whlskers go down in his btes at the fut yell." "Well, the stage reached the turn," I said. "It naeherally did. sah. When we reached the turn I slowed u.p a leetle nd J.im jumped out and yelled fur hands up. /pulled up the horses, and ha hollered fur t'he passengers to git down. Lord. how Jim hollered! You coal& hey heard hlm two m ile away. Every- body got down, and the passengers in the joke purtended to be lalf-skeert ta death." "But how about red-whiskers?" "Fur about a mint or two he 'peared to be ready to collapse, but then he pulled himself together and it was bad ur poor Jim Burns. He had a gun in both hands, and he opened fire and shot to kill. Idon'tknow how many bullets he fired into ,Tim, but it wn't less'n ix. and then he put in half an hour scoutin' around to see f any more rob. bers was at hand." "Then the joke was not o success?" "Not skassly, sahnot skassly. I got my $50, but Jim Burns is lyin' back t]ar', while the red-'hiskered man ws so mad about tde put-up job that be driv all the other passenger.s out of the mage and made 'era walk 15 miles. .I'm a g'reat hand fur a joke, sah, but I ain't jokin' no more--not th red- whiskered men. They may be great hands to brag, but they is also loade& fur b'ar." THE FORELOCK OF TIME. DY M. O.UAD. The farmer who overtook rue on ths highway and offered me a lift in his wagon had a gravestone lying on the straw in the bottom, and after a little I got aronnd to express my sorrow that death had invaded his family circle. "Oh! I heven't had Uo deaths in th, family," he cheerfully replied. "Thea the stone is for a neighbor, perhaps?" "No, not that. It's for my family right enoughbut none of 'em needs it jest yet. Can't you see the readin' on it?" And looking more closely I saw that it read: "Sacred to the memory of --, who died on the 13th of August, 1895." "That's rather curious," I said, as I turued to the smiling and complacent farmer. "Wall, mebbe," he laughed. "As I said. the stone ain't needed yet, but I'm takin; time by the forelock.' "But it reads the 13th of August.' "I know it does, and that's all right. On the 13th of August Jim Swipes is eomin' over to my place from Delhi to run a foot race with my.son Dan'l. Dan'l has got a great gait on him, he has, but Jim Swipes he thinks he kin beat him five yards in a hundred. We've got ten dollars on it." "But what about the gravestone?' "Don't gtt impatient. If Da4a'l beats Jim then Jim will jump up and down and cuss everTbody fur ten miles around. If Jim beats Dan'l it won't be no fair show. Dan'l will whoop and yell and nobody kin hold him." There will be a row, oh. "Sartin to be. Jim will hey his friends there, and I've got flveboys and a purty good crowd besides. If Dan't 'pears to be lickin' Jim then Jim's friends will raise a yell and pitch in. If Jim 'pears to be downin' Dan_'l then our side will throw down thar' hats and go in far glory." "And you don't know who the grave- stone is for?" "No, sah. If one o' Jim's crowd needs It 'ill sell it fur what it cost'me; if one o' my crowd needs it I'll throw it in as a gift. It jest struck me that I orterbe prepared fur a climax either way. Stranger, will you be around here about GUN WITH A BLOODY RECORD. Once Owned and Used by  Noted Desperado. Some time ago an Oklahoma man wha has had a ,wide frontier experience and is well acquainted with the records of u cstern bad man proln/sed Hal S. ]{ay, of Wichita, l(an., a gun with a history. The gun has 16 notches carved on the handle an(] every western mn knos that each of these notches represents the victim of a shot from the gun. With it his friend sent Mr. llay,-on interesting outline of its history and of the des- pcrado who once carried it. The let- ter reads in part: "The gun I send you is a 45, which, by some, is considered the best cailber, owing to the accuracy with which they shot. This particular gu,u was car- ried by George Newcomb. alias 'Bitter Creek.' alias 'Slaughter Kid.' lie was given this last alias on account of the many men he shot vhile yet a kid. "I used to work with this fellow on he range along in '79 or '80. He was in those days what was called a 'horse rustier' for the cow outfit. After he drifted into Oklahoma he made the run during the opening, settled on a claim in a portiou of Oklahoma known as the notorious cowboy flats. I say notorious for the reason that of the seven cow punchers who settled in the fiats all of them turned out to be train robbers and all were eventually killed. "The first affair of note in which this run figured in the hands of 'Bitter Creek' was at Cimarron, n the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail- road, where he. with Bill Dalton. 'Tul- sa Jack.' 'Dynamite Dick,' Bob and Em- met Dalton, held up a passenger. They shot the conductor and some two or three of the passengers, but procured hat llttle money. "The next affair was the Coffeyville bank robbery, where he was orking u,ader the direction of Bob Dalton. All the robbers in this ease were killed with the exception of 'Bitter Creek,' he being the only man out of seven who escaped after having killed the city marshal, a barber and one other. "After being set adrift by having his companions killed he disappeared for awhile, afterward joining a gang led by Bill Dalton. This gang robbed the Santa Fe train at Wharton, the Mis- souri. Kansas & Texas at Prior Creek and the bank at Southwest City, Me.; the bank at Mound Valley, Kan., and the Longview bank in Texas, etc. After one or two other robberies they re- turned to Oklahoma, finally drifting to Ingalls, in the ca,stern portiou of that territory, at which place they had a fight with six United States deputy marshals. In this fight there ,were nine people killed and wounded, inchtding the deputy marshals, who were all killed. 'Bitter Creek' was very badly wounded, but managed to get away. This.fight took place on the 1st day oi September, 1893. "I,u April of the follow,lng year te Dalton gang being practically broken np 'Bitter Creek' joined a new outfit which was headed by Bi/1 Doolin, anti on the evening of April 4, 1894, they robbed the Rock Island traiu at Dover O. T., and had a fight the following even- ing, in which 'Tulsa Jack' was killed 'Bitter Creek' again escaping, with his clothing shot full of holes. "On May 5. 1894, 'Bitter Creek,' hav- ing separated from the rest of the gang, ran on to some of the deputies on the eastern line of the territory and in the fight which took place was killed. The railroad and express companies and the government paid an aggregate reward of $5.000 on this noted outlaw. "You will note that tho, re are several rough places or notches on the handle of this gun which I send you. It is presumed that 'Bitter Creek' intended to enumerate the people he had killed by making a notch for everyone, as it is kncwn that he had personally killed quite a number of men durLng the fights in which he was engaged."Chieago Chronicle. The Amerlean Voice. The unpleasant quality of the Amer- ican voice is a matter of tradition, and we have learned to expect uncompli- mentary comments upon it at every turn. It is refreshing and encouraging to read the following by a well known writer: "Thoughtful Americans are getting tired of the endless slur upon American speaking voices. To be ure WOMAN AND HOME, MNIATURE SHADE, One Can Be Made at a ReallF Trlflla Expense. For 25 cents, or at most half a dollar, you can get a paper or thin silk lamp shade which is admirable for a mlni tnre shade. Select the thinnest one you can find and on one side mark otis a circle the size of the picture you are fro" lag to set in the frame. Of miniature picture frames tt can be said that the prettiest ones are made from small colored pictures to be cut out A LIGHTED FACE. of the periodicals, but If you have a photograph you prefer you can use it instead. Cut out the circle along the line you have marked. Lightly touch the edges with glue, nd when it has dried touch them with glue again. While the glue is moist press the picture upon the shade, pressing the edges firm with the fingers. You will now find that you have a pretty face through which the light falls gently upon you. THE BABY'S BATH. From 1D( to 98 Degrees the Proper Tempernture af the Water. Carefully ascertain before the child i: Immersed in te bath that the water be ncitfher too hot nor too cold. Careless- ness or over-anxiety to put him in the water as qaickly as possible has fre- quently, from his being immersed in the bath when the water was too hot,  caused him great pain and suffering. From 96 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit is the proper temperature of a warm bath. If THE ORANGE WORM. lver llousekeeper Has ealol te Dread Its Appearance. Thers is threat of invasion by an orange-eating worm. iot only does tt menace a great fruit-producing In. dtmtry in this country, but every house, holder has reason to dread its appear, ance on his table. Out in California th orange growers are fairly panic- stricken, and not a little alarm i felt in Florida aaxd Loulaiana. Ths insect has its home in Mex_lec It is an unplear, ant looking maggot about an inch long and in color yellow- Ish white. The pulp of the orange Is its food, and it make its way Into th fruit without leaving any ontward and visible slgn of its presence within. This, indeed, is one of t/e worst thlngt about it. If the infested fruit exhibited urfae evidences of having been at tacked, the oranges might be picked over and the bad one rejected. But th golden sphere, fair to look upon and promising a joy to the palate, is rotten within. Cut open with a knife, half ot its pulp perhaps is found to have been devoured, and maybe a dozen or more of the disgtmtlng larvae, authors of tha mischief, are seen within. It will be easily understood that the Infestation of the groves of California by this Insect. would be likely to cause v loss of millions of dollars annaally to that state. Being a sort of next-door neighbor to Mexico, California is in spe- cial denger; and, realizing the fact, shs has already established a quaremtine against oranges from that eou.=try. During the last nix weeks the govern. ment bureau of entomology has been making a special tnvest,lgtion of the matter. It bas sent an expert, Mr. C, H. T. Townsend. to Mexico, to study ths worm and its work, and he has made n report on the subject. The maggot ts the larvae of a fly which lays its eggs in the pores of the ripening orange o the tree. The young larva, on bein hatched, makes Its way tntothe fruit without leaving any hole or other ex- ternal sign. It bores down through th pulp, eating as it goes, and converts thl jatoy interior tnto so much rot az nastinesS. Naturally the Mexiea ,authorttte have been perturbed by this threat of 'excluding their orange. They have presented arguments on the subject. They declare that the lntmet in question is not at all common; that it is confined PRETTY CAP FOR AN OLD LADY. Pattern for a Charming Bit of Headwear Embllhed with  Dainty2 Bow of Sprightly P:nlr The foundation for a well-shaped cap is an oval of heavy ttache4 net of grayish white. Over this the outside can be hirred For the outside cut a larger oval of tarlatan and gather with coarse thread upon the foundation. A little ruflte of tarlatan finishe the edge, The strings are hemstitched, and hang from the Bides of the cap. The top i et off with a bow of ribbon in lilac, pink or black. it be necessary to add fresh warm water, let him be either removed the while, or let aim not be put in when very thor; the majority of American women are for if boiling water be added to increase not educated iu convents, where to the heat of the bath, it naturally speak above a subdued murmur is con- sseends, and may scald bin. Again, sidered rude and hoydenish; but the majority of American women are edu- eared in schools, where refinement is the rule, the atmospheres of which are fa- vorable to gentleness, dignity and sweet- hess of expression. The Amerlcan voice, as compared with the German, French or Italian female voice, puttlng them rank against rank, is inconceivably more beautiful. The American voice is more gracefully modulated and speaks tess in chromatic progressions. ]n cadence the voice of the Ameriean woman is vastly more reel odlous as it is also sweeter and Furor in quality."--St. Louis Republic. Cheat the Elevator. The modern, quick-moving elevator, when it sinks suddenly, gives many per- let the fresh water be put in at as great a distance from htm as possible. The usual time for him to remain tu a bath is a quarter of au hour or 20 minutes. Let the chest and the bowels be rubbed with the hand while he is in the bat,h. be immersed tn the hath as high up as the neck, taking care that he be the while supported under the arm- plts, and that his head be also rested. Aa loon as he cornea out of tae bath Ihe ought to be carefully but quickly rubbed dry; and if it be necessary to keep up the action on the kin, he should be put to bed between the blankets; or, if the desired relief has been obtained, between the sheets, which ought to have been previously sons an unpleasant, qualmish feeling, warmed. He rwtll now mostlikely fall The Sun says that into a well-filIed ele- Into a sweet, refreshing sleep. vator in a big shopping store in New If the child be frightened at Eaelght York the other dav stepped from one of of the bath, cover the bath with a sheet, the floors two women. Do you know, then lay him on the sheet, and thus said one of them to the other, "that if gently lower him..into the water.--Chi- you ho/d your breath going down in au cago Journal. elevator, you don't have that unpleas- Averao Slme of Children. ant feeling; you don't feel it at all." Of The average child, in its fourth year, eourse nobody in the elevator listened should be three feet hlgh and weigh intentfonally, but nobody could help more than 28 pounds; In the sixthyear, hearing what she said. Conversation in- 8 feet high and weigh 42; in theeighth to one dlstaSct,--namely, the state of Morelos, about 100 miles south of th City of Mexico.N, Y. World. THE FEATHER MUFF. ltest Novelty got C-'y|ng In the Maads on Pleaser Eys. The very latest no, veRy is a feather muff, but it is ao dlieate that it can only be carried ou pleasant days. The A PLEASANT-DAY MUFF, slightest patter of rgia or flurry o$ snow will destroy it. Many of these muffs have almost the entire mlddle made of il.k. A very broad band of silk ribbon is fled arouud the muff and finished with an immense bow. In the center of the bow there may be a rhinestone. Cover four Cm..d Table. Covers for card tables are attractive madeof denim. A model one is of dark blue denim one' yard and a quarteI the 3t, h of August ?" start fly ceased and everybody drew a year, four feet in height and 56 pounds square. To tis is added aborder ten "I da't think I shall," I repBed, long breath. The elevator shot down- in weight; at 12 years, five feetin height inches wide of the same material in the "If you happen to be you come to ward in silence. "Ground floor!" said and 70 pounds in weight is a fair lighteftahadeofblue. Appliqued upon the race. I shall sorter connt on you the elevator man as he threw back the average. Growth is very irregular in he border are car& of wte felt with to take my side in ease of a row, but door, and the women streamed out from children and yung people generally; spots of the various stilts palnted on perhaps two inches may be gained in them. Faucy letters in the ceter of th if you'd ruther sot on the fence and be the car upon the floor talking now gay- neutral nobody won't blame ye. Yes, ly; and there was one at least who said sal:. it -'est struck me to take time by that the ptan was effective---N Y Sun the forelock, and buy that, gravestone, I A Self-De g ,  ' Pop's and f the foot race don t come off and goin'otO .give up his pension." "What nobody t killed, I'll lay it aside  for'/" -So ma it after h' " '  in' " two months, and for the next ten months not ove r an inch, even up to the age of ten or twelve It Is cover spell "Hearts are Trumps." W.ntlmla. The three A WONDERFUL TEXAS GIR l- Althoagh Deaf, Duntb and lind, She IIas Many Aceomplish]uents. Mrs. W. W, Rice is a widow living at the little village of Wyatt, in ,lll county, Tex. lIer youngr.st child is little Ruby, just past her tenth birthday anniversary. In the fall of 1889, whe luby was a little tot two  years old, t hat fearful plague, eerebro-spinal men- ingiti with the spotted fever accom- paniment, became epidemic In tht neighborhood of the lliee family. Iler father, two brothers and herself wer stricken down, the father and one of the sons soon dytng with it. Litfle ]Ruby llngered between life and death for five weeks, when she began a slow recovery. At the end of thre months she could sit up, and from that. time on she had to learu anew to walk, just as she had learnx] iu her babyhood. Her il}nes left her totally blind and deaf, and she has never since been able to articulate. In spite of her great misfortune, Ruby is a bright, intelligent anal pretty : child. When the News representatives called Ruby and another little girlwere seated on the floor before the fire, eat- ing pecans. Although unable to see or hear, she. by some mean, seemed to know that a stranger was in the house, " and begaa at once to find him. ltaving located the News man, she grasped his hand in welcome, then reaching out for her brother and sister, drew their hands to his, indicating that they shake hands with the stranger. Some of Ruby's performauees are iu- deed remarkable. :\\;hile the News nmn was present her sJsler handed her a needle and spool of thread. The child put both the end of the thread and the eye of the needle in he, r mouth, and, taking them out again, qniekly passed the thread through the needle's eye. She seemed to locate the eye of the needle wtth her tongue. As in the case with most blind persons, Ruby's so,use of touch Ls remarkably acute, tier fin- gers are soft and with culiar velvety fooling, for her eye as well as fingers. Her sense of smell is very keen. luby seems to be as fond of dolls as the aver- age little girl, and displays wonderful skill in cutting out and ranking dresses, aprons, capes, etc., for her mimic babies, She has a habit of inspecting the trimming and style of cut of the dresses of lady visitors, and she straws : great ingenuity in so cutting ad-' trimming her doll's wardrobe. Her sewing is n.ot confined to her fin- gers by any means. She i equally ex- pert with the sewing machine, and il very fond of operating it. Ruby's accomplishments do not stop at plan sewing. After euing an sewing her doll's clvthea she also cuts and works the buttonholes and sews ou the buttons. She is, for the most part self-taught in these manipulations. She keeps her clothes n her own trunk, and does not aRow anyone else to put any- thing in it. Not some aprons wre soon and were summarJl Ruby, while affectionate and ia disposition, is by no means devmd temper. Besides her doll, she has a eat, of which she is quite fond, and she also loves to play with chickens. Not long since she got up in the night,whets all the ret of the family were ound asleep, went to the fowlhouse, where she found a hen that wa desirous of sitting. Rnby procured a box, in which she fixed up a nest of straw, and, gash ering up all the eggs she could flnd : some three or four dozen. hen up in husineas, placing the upon the sewing machi mother foufid It next morning. She sometimes goes into the fowl- house--always at night--and eatehes chickens, w]aieh she puts into a coop. Next day, after amusing herself with them awhile, she tarns them Out. The chickens do not seem to be afraid Of her. As may be supposed, ]ittle-1Ruby is very much humored, aad0 as fay as. possible, she is allowed to do jrtst as she pleases, and amuse herself as suits her best.---Galveston (Tex.) News. Prone.nee heae The following paragraph aetty 100 words, and, if you wish fo have a little pleasurable you will find it ecru' offer almost anyone $15 to say 15 or 2o cents a word :r word in the paragraph, if he wilt ise to pa); !ou $t fol" each of i that he fails tO pronounce "Cleopatra, isolated In the became aecllmated sad had leisure to contemplate all the detas of her inextricable wound resisted the llotmthle miso- gynist, who gave a courteous dlagaosis and humbly craved pree*dence fern tiny idyl in the form of a vase with an aesthetic, acoustic apparat.us. This tld news like a book, but it might have been a dog living in squalor from the iok she launched at him when he wrote down his address, She ate her break fast and then fraternized with a ath: al expert in appendicitis, who attended the obequies."--Crit eri0n. Ensravfng At this season of the to be mystified at graving as evidenced the jewelers and watchmakers, which since the reign of eheapsilverware be- gan several years ago, has tinued until now the having the initials cent article large cit ies. tIow can they it? A little electric motor graving pen being set tion, the egraver hand, just as traces the design ilver with the lessor new pen.