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VOL. LXXII. A -. _ _ - - l Four Clever Beggars All llrd Oood Stories, and Two Were Successful. EHOW the talk drifted around the devious ways of the pan- lers, the loafers who prey upon the of those persons who be- that it is better to give money to undeserving professional beggars to let one poor fellow go in actual want. Each of the four men had had experiences than one with street ars, and among them they had met unusual games. "The other night, as i came down off tile bride at the New York end," said the merchant, "1 was approached by a very good-looking young fellow, appar- ' about 25 years old. His clothing was all apparently tailor-made, and he like a man in fMrly comfortable mastances, ltis hat was good and gloves were not much worn. He a little mustache, nnd had been shaved within 36 hours. Ills overcoat of this winter's style, and alto- ther his appearance was that of a entirely unused to financial dis- tress of the acute type that forces a man to beg. IIe stopped me by going uarely at the point. " q'm McDowell,' he said, 'John Mc- Dowell, of Milwaukee. My father is McDowell, of 65 Wall street, Mil- waukee. I get remittances at 195 y, but it hasn't come, and I haven't a cent.' lie laughed an embar- rassed but pleasant little laugh. "l"his" absurd,' he said, and by that he won me. 'I don't know what any father say if he thought I had to ask any man for money.' He pulled out a case as 1 put my hand in my pock- 'If you'll give me your card,' he 'I'll be very glad to sde you. my card.' IIe offered me a card, but I said I didn't want it. it was all right and I was glad to help]t3m out. Then I gave him a dollar. 'I'll be glad to send it to you,' he said. 'if you'll give me your card. Well, then,' as I said again that it was all right, 'I assure you I'll give i't to some poor devil who needs it worse than I do ordinarily.' "Now, that's a fairly complete report of our conversation, and I realize as 1 it over now that the least ques- i0ning probably would have poked that fellow's story full of holes. The was no explanatiou nt all satis- factory of his reason for begging. For the small sum hc needed to tide him over until that 'remittance from Mil- waukee' came along, he surely had something to pawn. There was norca- son apparently for his being absolutely wlthont money. It was his manner got me. IIe seemed so frank and honest and so genninely embarrassed -.that he convinced me. I supposc if I met him again, I'd give up another dol- lar. It has ahv-/lys been nay theory that the man who begs for the first time ls very much embarrassed. I know I should be, and if a man began to ask me questions I should just go on. This tel- " low acted just that way." "That isn't a sure test," said the clergyman, "as I know from expert- There came to my house not long ago a clean-shaven,, :vel,l-kept young Englishman wh.o told me a perfeofly s:raighfforward story. But as soon as I began ix) question bim he reptiel at once that he wouldn't trouble me, but would fry to ge along in some other way. He had been but a Jew days in the country, he said at first land he was en nonte to a little town :" near Toronto. lie had carried his ney in a wallet, and he had hst the wallet. He had letters to persons in Toronto who migh have been persons of mportance, he said, for all 1 knew. rel), he won me, largely as your young won you, by his manner, though was not the actuating condera- .tion. I wa about to send him away with the advice that he try the British consul, when the thought of the possi- hle situation of my own boy came to me. My son had been in the west for some time and was coming lmme. I haxl telegra,phed some money to him at Council Bluffs, where he was to stop over to see his uncle. Well, there was epidemic of some srt at Council Bluffs, and while I was talking to this .'Englishman, I suddenly thought: 'What if my boy sh'ould get. caught out there amt be unable to get his money? Suppose he should go to a clergyman of hi father's church, as this boy says he has done. and should be turned away.' didn't pursue that any further. I just gave the Englishman the money he needed and sent. him away. Of course, he made the most faithful as- surances that ,t once after his arrival at Toronto where he had friends and relatives, he would return the money, , of course, he han't sen t a cen.t and passed him he straightened up a little and said: " 'I beg your pardon, sir, bnt I--well, the fact is---well, can you let me have 40 cents?' 'Fhen he stopped as if that wcre all there was to it. " 'Forty cents,' I sold, 'what for?' " 'Thirly-five would do,' hc answered. 'I could walk to the ferry.' " 'What's the matter?' I asked again. "He hesitated a bit, and theu he said. with a nervous little cackle that was half a laugh. 'Well, the factis, I haven't got a cent, end rye got to get out to Orange in the morning (r lose my job.' The story went "more smootady as he got along with it. 'Yet! see,' he went on, 'rm n railroad man. I was paid off yesterday and came in to town last night with my money. Well, the fact is, I got, to bucking the tiger and I lust it all. If I get to Orange t.hi morning in time to go to work again I'm all right, but. if l don't I'll lose my place.' "That was an eplsnation of his penniless eondLt,ion that would have caaght a great many men and they would have given up to him. But it made me suspicious..Somewhere I had read or heard that gamblers never per- mit a man to fie otrt of their places in that. condition if they know it. And if lie actually had lost his money in a gambling house it was certain lhat the gambler would have staked him to enough to get home. So I hesitated about giving him anything and forlaek of something better to say said again: 'How's that? I don't understand." "lie wen over the whole story again very gently and smoothly this tme, and put in a few little extra flonrishes that convinced me that he was a fakir. As lye talked he stepped a little in frpnt of me and noticed the badge of any college fraternity which I wore on my waisl- coat. 'Ahl'said he,'you belong to that fraternity, e? I was a Psi U from Co- lumbia.' He went on with a lot al)ott college fraternities that made we think he had eaten a fraternity book. Ile" knew more about them than I had ever heard, and I had had a foremost place in the rush line in my senior year. He seemed to be familiar with them all. and he lalkcd about them in very in- teresting fashion for nearly half an hour before he got back to the subject of the fare to Orange. ThenIsald: " 'No, I shall not. give you any money, because I believe you are a profession- al beggar. But you've gets good game, and you probably make a good thing out of it. However, I should advise you to modify it a little. Gamblers, you know, wilt always grubstake a man who has gone broke in their places, so that's a weak pointin your story. Patch it up a little, and don't be so glib, and yon're all right for some time.' "'i assure you,' he protested, 'that I never asked a man for money in my life before I saw you. I realize lhat am not in a position to resent your in- sult, but I want you to understand that it is an insult and that you have mis- taken me. I am actually in need of that money to save my place, and if 1 don't get it. I don't know what 1 shah do; l can send it back to you, and will do so gladly as soon as I get back to my friends.' "'No,' I said, and turned away; '1 don't believe you.' "Well, th'at fellow met me three times on the street after that, and each time began his story. At. last I told him that he was a fool as well as a beggar, be- cause he eonldn't remember the faces of the men he'addressed, whereas any man would remember forever such a story as he told Then he shfted his ground, and I never saw hint again." The doctor laughed. "Your experi- ence was something like one I had just the other day, but it didn't resultin the same way. About siweeks ago a tall, gray-haired, distinguished-looking man came into my office and presented a card which read: * : JOHN JENKINS, M.D., : : 117 'est ll7th Street, : : New York. : o.....,,, ..,.,. ,,.,,0,*, *,..*..*., ,.*.,*'" "It gave office hours and was to all appearances the card of a respectable physician. He carried a case that looked like a surgeon's instrument case. 'Doctor,' he said to me, with a forced little effort at a laugl b 'I am in a most embarrassingpredieamen L I came over here to see a patient, and either I have lost my purse or I have been robbed, and l find that I have no change in my change pocket. I am Obliged to ask you to let me have ear fare home.' There wasn't a question in my mind about him, and of course I produced a dime, that happening to be the first coin I felt in my pocket and being "lat was a good game," said the man. "He didn't have to work it very often, because every time h$ succeeded he gota good sum, The nts-for-a-lodgt,g' beggars get a good many coppers and other coins but they have to work too hard for it and endure too much It's the odd story, the new thit tells and produces substan- ial results. There was the fellow who ob f5r that day but hated to and go,t 15 cents to go to shop before he appeared be- miployer. Thatfellow got of mQney until he was exposed 7, "I met a man in Broadway late one t whp had avery good game. There hardly n flaw in it, in fact there and that one mostpersons not notice. But to me it was : I saw him first vhen I went up- f, ter a late night at the office. I aga resta,urait for supper, and started on in the gray early WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1898. WOMAN AND HOML MEATS AND VEGETABLES. & List of Those Which, According to the llighest Authorities, Should Be Served Together. lqoast beef may be served with toma- b'es prepared in all styles; baked, AN ATTRACTIVE PLANT. New Orxtamental Asparagus Which la Very Popular VChereve It Ha Been Introduced. One of. the best and most attractive house plants of recent, introduction Is Asparagus Sprengeri, whic is rapidly superseding the once so popular smilax for floral decorations. Our engraving ,hashed and roasted potatoes, baked or browned sweet potatoes; asparagus, spinach, Brussels sprouts, string beans z ol, cauliflower, lima beans. d tomatoes, " prepared in rods or arti- :' potatoes, plain fried, aragus or s, maeedai, o balls. alls, potato . '/ gus heads, dumplings, Fillet of beef--With stuffed tomatoes, stuffed peppers, potatoes prepared in fancy styles, asparagus heads or arti- chokes. Beefsteak -- Lyonnaise French fried potatoes, chips, fried tomatoes, asparagus spinach. Mignon of fillet--Vegetables, maeedai, timbals of vegetables, potato balls. Beef a la mode--Carrot balls, potato balls, green peas, asparagus heads, glazed onions. Sour roast -- Potato stewed prunes. Braised beef and pot roast may be served with any kind of vegetable in sea.on. Corned beef--Boiled cabbage, cab- bage rolls, sprouts, boiled heels, tur- nips, carrots, beef salad or tomato salad. Roasted mutton and lambGreen peas. string beans, Savoy cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, green corn. pots- ASPARAGUS SPRENGERI. shows its graceful form and habit when grown as a pot plant, but it is equally well suited for planting in hanging baskets. Its fronds are fre- quently four feet long, of a rich shads of green and very nseful for cutting, re- taining their freshness for weeks after [ HANDSOME GOWN IN ROSE AND GRAY. /k Hint for Brunettes Who Would Like to Possess an Elogant Din- nor Dress. For a handsome dinner gown, if you are a brunette, get gray chiffon, or any thin gray material, Henrietta will do, and embroider it with tiny pink rose-like figures. Into the bodice set a vest of rose v.elvet edged with gray chiffon and h'im the a,,r and sleeves with the same, The rose t, elvet is pretty if embroidered in green threads, thus giving all of nature's best colors, rose, gray and green. Two panels of cidffon can be put upon the skirt in jabot shape. Line the dress with an mexpenmve material, half silk, or use the silk muslins that come for this purpose. l,reneh peas, carrots a la Brussels sprouts or asparagus. Veal cutlets--Tomato sauce, potato straws, French fried, nmshed, baked or plain boiled; potatoes creamed, wax beans a la creme, asparagus or spinach. Pork, roasted--Mashed turnips and potatoes, apple sauce, red,cabbage, Ger- man style; sauei-kraut, potatoes plain, boiled or mashed, creamed corn or beans of all kinds. Turkey and chicken, roasted--Cran- berries, mashed turnips and potatoes, plain mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, creamed onions, creamed corn; chicken fricassee may be served with ties, white and Ilussian turnips, Brus- sels sprouts, Lima beans. Boiled mutton--Cabbage, string beans, white turnips, creamed Russian turnips, cauliflower or boiled pctatoes. Lamb and mutton chops--French fried potatoes, baked potatoes, Lyon- naise potatoes and plain fried, fried tomatoes, egg plant, green corn, creamed corn, stewed and boiled toma- toes or potato balls with parsley sauce. Veal, roasted---Spinach a ]a creme, po- tatoes mashed or plain boiled, or cauli- iiower au gratin or a l'Allemande, Julienne, enough to take him home. 'I'm very glad to be of assistance to you, doctor,' toast, dumplings, mashed potatoes or I said. 'Thank you very much,' he re- plain boiled potatoes, creamed corn or plied, and went out. I heard nothing string beans a la creme. more from him until the other day, Ducks and geese--Browned sweetpo- when my office maid told me a gentle- man wanted to see me in the waiting- room. I went in, and it was Dr. Jen- kins, white beaVd, instrument case and all. I thought he'd come to give back my ten cents, but before I could say a word he began by pushing out his card and starting on theetory again. I heard him through and realized that he was a professional beggar. Then I got be. tatoes, plain and mashed potatoes, ap- ple sanee, baked apples, creamedonions, creamed corn, or serve with compote and salad. Birds of all kinds may be served on toast or croutons, with lettuce salad and compote or currant jelly. Rabbit, roastedRed cabbage a I'A1- lemande, and potato croquettes. Venison--Vegetables, or with corn- w ay beggar leaning against and looking so. dejee,'ed could have got money from every doe- if he had tween him and the doorand said: pete and salad. It is nice with currant " 'You confounded old scoundrel, this jelly or currant jelly sauce and crou- is the second time you've been here with ton or small potato croquettes or red this story. The first time it worked, cabbage cooked with claret. Canvasback ducks or other wild duel's but this time it won't, Now, you don't are generaliy served with fried hominy get out of this house until you give up and currant jelly.N..Y, Press. my ten cents.' "He saw at once, of course,- that he She Divined It. had been caught in a mistake, and so I'm afraid there's something crooked he begged my pardon and handed over aboutMr. Hunker's busiuess," said Mrs. ten cents, and there's the dime," and Tenspot. the doctor exhibited it.. "There is," .assented her husband. "That fellow had a mighty good "Thaxe, 1 knew iti That is a worn- game," continued the doctor, "but he an's intuition for yon. I'm not often should have kept an address book. He wrong in my impressions. What is his busines:? a of ers. being cut. As a honse plant it has ex- ceeded expectations, as it stands dry at- mosphere better than lhe older kinds of ornamental asparagus, and is not particular as to any special position. It delights in a well-enriched soil, rather light in composiAion, with plenty of drainage, and grows very rapidly. It is decidedly prctty when in bloom, its litr tle flowers being pure white on short racemes, and the anthers are of a-bright orange eolor.--Orange-Judd Farmer. (reaxn Cake for Tea. Beat three eggs until thick and light, add gradually two cupfuls of fine gran- ulated sugar, and beat again. Dissolve one scant teaspoonful of soda in one tablespoonful of boiling water, stir it into three cupfuls of thick, sour creanb and add to the eggs and sugar. Stir in quickly one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt, one-half of a teaspoonful of grated nutmeg and sufficient sifted flour to make a thick drop batter. Beat hard fer three minutes, divide into two pans, and bake in a nmderate oven. A deli- eions cake, which must be eaten within 24 hours after baking. How to lqtemovc Spots. Spots and marks on woolen gowns are easily removed by rubbing them well with a cake of magnesia, ttang the gown away for a day or two and then Tile BOWSER TROUBLES .( Mr. Bowser Experiments ith H, and Has Some Novel Schemes to Make Them Lay, Copyright, I898. BY M QUAD. | :@-8---&"@ - After returning to his Brooklyn home Mr. Bowser determined to try the ex* )eriment of keeping a few hens in his back yard. "Did 3'oll get any fresh eggs this morning?" he inquired, as he sat down to the breakfast table a week after he had bought the hens. "No, dear," answered Mrs. Bowser, "The hens came over to us only three day ago, and they haven't begun lay- ing yet. They must become wonted to the new place, you know." "WontedI What has a hen got to do with being wonted? ]'hat's all non- sense. It was their business to go to laying eggs right away. That's what a hen is for. l'm not, going to keep 12 hens loafing around here to grow fat on my corn. l'll see toil after break- 'ast I" "But if a hen won't lay wha,t can you do?" asked Mrs. Bowser. "Make her lay or get outI'; he an- swered. "Let hens once get the idea that you don't care whether they at- tend to business or not and eggs will be worth a dollar apiece. I'll give 'era to understand that this is no hospital for superannuated old hens." "rml'm afraid you (lon't nnder- stand all about fowl,s," sMd Mrs. Bow- ser, after a bit. "Ohl I don't! I wasn't gathering eggs five years before you were bornl What l don't know about fowls--par- ticularly hens--you nor nobody else can teach me. l've studied the hen from 50 different standpoints, and she can't put np no job on me!" After breakfast. Mr. Bowser Walked out to the coop in which the flock was vet confined, and after sizing up each "fowl in rotation he turned t:o Mrs. Bow- ser, who had followed himand said: "It's just as.I thought. They have come over here hoping to have a good time at my expense, and not an egg will we get until they come to under- stand the sHuatton. Get me some string." "What are you gokng to do?" "llang 'era np by the teg's for awhile. That's a trick we used to pracfieewhen I was v boy, and it always brought eggs. I didn't go to all the trouble and expense of bringing the hens here to be played upon by them. Where's the string?" Mrs. Bowser protested and reused to get it. and Mr. Bowser went into the honse and got a ball of sheep-twine. Entering the coop, he caught seven or eight hens and tied their legs together nnd hung them up to the roosting poles. There was a great flu4ter and cackling and hs neighbors looked over the fence and shouted: "Oh! you were in thar', eh? Didn't know but lhat a skrmkhad golamong your chickens and was killin' right and left in the daytime. What's the trub- ble, nay bur?" '"rhey w.on't lay," explained Mr. Bowser. "And what ye doin' to 'em?" "IIangin' 'era Ul5 by the legs." "Wall, I swow! That's a new idea to me, and l've had hens around fur 40 years, l'll stop in to-morrow and see how mauy eggs you've "got." The suspended fowls dldn't like the position at all, and se up a doleful squawking from the first. When this had continued for half an hour Mrs. Bow,ser began to protest, but Mr. Bow- ser.a nswered her: "You just n trend to things around the house and l'll see to the chickens. We'H either have all the fresh eggs we want or l'll take a crowbar and* walk into that coop and knick the life out o' everything in it!" At the end of an hour he cut the, strings am] let the 'owls down and the noise ceased, tie visited the coo,pagain just before dark and was much disap- pointed not to find a single egg. "I don't see how you could expect to," put in Mrs. Bowser. "How could the hens tell whether they were accused of murder o' you wanted 'era to lay e ggs ?" "It's their buslness to know. A hen is neither a cow nor a hog. She's a hen, and as a hen she must do her duty or sffer thg consequences. If there are not at least five eggs here in the mornifig there'll be a row n which some one will get hurt!" Nothing further was said until the hour for retiring. Then Mr. Bowser seemed a bit conscience-stricken and said: "There may be scmething in what you said about Eens taking time to get wonted to a new place. ! know it's so with cows and other animals," "Of course it's so," replied Mrs. Bow- ser. "After a few days we're likely to brush thoroughly. If the spot has not have all the fresh eggs we want. entirely disappeared repeat theprocess. You'd better let the hens have the run Other gowns besides those of wool can of the yard to-morrow." often be cleaned by this means, and "]'hey must be kind o' lonesome out laces that are slightly soiled are fresh- there in the coop in the night." ened by rubbing them well with mat- "Perhaps so." nesia and allowing it to remain on the lace for a short time. Posltion When Sleeping. Doctors say that insomnia is som times brought on by incorrect position, Medical authorities recommend that people should lie on the right side, be- cause when he body is thus placed the food gravitates more easily out oi "I can remember that when father used to get strange hens we put a can- dle in the coop for the first fw nights to let 'era see each other and took around. I guess I'll take one out now," "I never heard of such a thing!" "'There are lots ot things you never lcard of, Mrs. Bmxser, and this is one of'era. If our hens won't lay because the stonmch into the intestines, and ',hey feel strange and lonely, then we'll the weight of the stomach dc:es not cure 'era as soon as possible. I shall compress the upper portion of the in- ake out a candle and leave it iu the testines.. Children should not be per- mitted to sleep with the arms thrown over. the head. The Sweet onng Thing. Emma--And yousay she was rearmed ten years ago, aad it has not chaged her a bit? coop." When he entered the coop with a Hghted candle in his hand the fowls naturally made a great racket, but he left the candle stnckin the earth and eturned to thehouse. Ite got into bed when erowiu, nnd the )errs cackling, NO. 46. "Well, what now?" queried Mrs. Bowser. "Gore!" he exclaimed. "I'll go nuA aud knock the blamed head off'n every chicken in that coop! If a hen don't know when she's decently treated, then let her die and be hanged to herl" Mrs. Bowser followe( htm t -',e door, btit h'e didn't look around fOr the crow- bar or sledge-hammer, The hencoop was MI ablaze and the fowls beyond rescue. He simply stood there and viewed the bonfire for a moment and then tnrned to her with: "I see how it is! You wanted your own wa3: about these hens, and because you couldn't have it you have et fire to the cooi) and roasted 'era! We'll have a little talk over this matter to the morning, Mrs. Bowser---a little talk in which we'll come to a'n understand* mgl" WIT AND WISDOM. Quite True.--"What is the re at O?p 2 quotation: 'Art !s long; but--'r .t is long, but artists are usuauy sn r, Truth. "Doctors say that weeping is benefi- cial for women." "Yes; when I cry real hard my husband generally gives me $10."--Chics go Record, "Why do you never applaud at the" theater? .... When I pay $1.50 for a seat, I let the deadheads attend to the physical demonstration."  Oi o Record. Willie (who has eaten cake as fast as possible) let's play menagerie, l'll be key a nd you feed me with Tit-Bits. Freddie--"Papa, what's a lion?" Papa"Why, my die--" 'Cause Nel  [ first child in their family for ! erations."Trth. "Hit nevuh pays/" said Uncle E" t4 I "fob er man ter lose 'is temper. Butdav o 'oasions when he do seem jesItfld l It was about ten o'clock in the fore- deliberatel. gettiu' rid o' hm good , noon when I reached the Widow Skin ture.'--Washington Star, ner's shanty and found the widow "Gold-hunters are not to be smoking her pipe at the door and six orseven children playing around. After we had passed the compliments of the day she looked me square in the eys and asked : "Stranger, ar' ye ridin' around the kentry and lookin' fur a wife?" "No, ma'am," I replied. "Married man?" "Yes." "No chance to glt yeT' "None whatever. Are you looking for a husband?" "I am. I am a woman who talks straight from the shoulder, nnd I'm free to say l'd lil9 to git married agin. [ kinder like the looks o' ye; but if ted to go to the K years' supply of food." I could raise two I'd stay right here and en l-)etroit Free Press. mmons"Timmlns' literary works have never been lished." "Watts--"You are have several letters of his for fives and tens, that have publicity."--I ndianapolis Journal. "Witness," said the lawyer, "are you willing to the prisoner was smoking a time? .... No, sir," replied the "1 never swear. But I am wilUngol you $10 to $5 that he was."--lfi there's no show then it's no use. D'ye News. see that kivered wagon down thor'?" "Yes." IN LAND OF IDOLS. "Wall, that outfit belongs to a men wih five chilt]ren, and as I heen'tseen Chinamen Pray hY A| @f Sm no woman about I reckon he's a wd- tus Sometlln Like Chc Ym- ower. He's hump-backed and bow- legged and don't 'pear to be much of a critter, but rd marry him if he axed me." "Andyouyou ?" "I want him o ax me, and I ain't gain' to beat around the bsh. Ite seems to be skearcd o come to the kee Slot Maehlnc. With Germany, land and Japan spoiling, ing to spoil the seaboard of th empire, all e'es have 'bee some little time past upon the fa China we are, all pretty [rom the writings of shanty, and it wonldn't look well fur portion of China, though, ma to go down to hi# camp. tranger, Mong the coast. Whether this great will ye do me a favor? ' country of 400,000,000 inhabitants "I certainly will." "Then ride down thar' and hey a talk wit,h.the man. If he's got an old woman that sittles i.t, but if he hain't then I want him. Talk straight, at him and make him talk back. 1're got 1C0 acres of land, six children, and am 48 threabout is to be cut n@ and r eeled out among the European po'e yet remains to be seen. II lot of of the Mongolia, for instance, y'ars old, lie's got five children and hreatened by Russian absorption, t hat'll make 'le,ven, but I guess he kin practically unexplored take thetn away sumwhar'! Don't. be neighborhood over half an hour about it, fur I've got or better known to five acres of corn that needs hoein' phlsts as the Gobi powerful bad." of China; at least thi 1 rode d)wn to the outfit to find a of country, embracing very common-looking man and five dyers and plains, owes very dirty children, The man explained the Chinese emperor. But, that he had come up from Arkansas personM appearance the nd was looking for a claim, and that Mongolia are Chinese to a de his wife had been dead a year or more, the few civilizing i Remembering t he widow's injuncdin 1 crept in on the seaboard plumply asked him: reached them. "Do you want to marry agatn?" Mongolia "I mough," he replied; "whar' the try of barbarians, if not of woman?" fanatics. They are idol "Up in th-t shanty." the mbst pl, onounced "WhaCsshe got?" the capital town and the seat "One hundred acres of land and six grand lama, religions int(fleratiou is children. She'll take you if you will be seen in its most despotic form, have her." is a town with a considerable "Would ye say I wasgittin'a squar' tion, a town of mud, deal?" he asked, after thinking it over. houses, pigtailed inhabitants and "I would. You are no, much of a numerable dogs. Its center is occupied man, as men go, and you ought to jump by the Imuse ov palace of the lama, at the chance." who is practically ruler over all Mo  "Yes, I'm a pore critter, and I reckon golian Chinese. it's as yo' say. I was gwine to drive Should any on to-day, but I reckon l'll stop and be nd walk through its streets married.  Lead on, stranger, and the thing that will strike him will be & childrenmight as well cure along," culiar clanging noise on all sides They formed in procession behind my will not take him long to horse, and when we reached the shanty whence proceeds this stran the widow and her brood were ou to of bells, for at every greet us. She gave the man a looking every open space, he will see a over for a minute and hen said: erection, like noth,g so "Wall, you look wuss than I hought gigantic turnstile, the fur, but I'll stick to my word. Shall is box-sha.ped md from who we flit married to-day?" :rude several "Might s well, I reckon," replied the turnstiIe arrangement is man, as he cuffed at one of his chil- conical canopy to protect it dren. elements, and foams the "All right; ye kin go down and drive praying mill of Mollie. oden box'in the centerisfllled up yer wagon, and, tranger, ye'll find limes to overflowing, with a preacher jest as ye cum to the river, ten on all sortsof materials. three miles away. Send him along to by, wishing for something marry us, and har's no use aayin' I'm a prayer (if he has tlue a;bilit eternally obleeged fur yer trubble and then puts it in the box, hope ye'll lve to hey at least two me' seizes one of the wives!" M. QUAD. and walks Cona Mixed in analt. being that this s Mrs. Samuel Furman's remains were necessary before the prayer shipped from Parkersburg, W. Va., to ts proper destination. Cambridge Spring's, Pa., for interment In front of the pal some sccrre of these praying several days since. The same day the while, not depende entirely body of a mn named Ellsworth was these, every tmgol who has shipped from Sistersville to Erie, Pa. When the eon supposed to contain speet forhimself will carr Mrs. Furman' remains was opened at Cam:bridge, the family wa astonished rom time to time turn to find that it contained the body of a whiek he has alread man. The man proved to be Ellsworth. latest prayer to his The coffins had got mixed somewhere, To approach the and it rook several days to straighten lama is, indeed, a the affair and get the bodies to their re- lu the shape of a vehicle is allowed sp.eetive ptaeea of burial. Connected within a couple of hundred yardsofe with this is the strange coincidence that entrance, nor is any .isitor allow tO Mr Furman and Ellsworth lind at oue approach on foot. No, he must I time been next-door neighbors, | Has Many Deaeendants. Mm. Sallie Shiver, who lives near Al- bany, Go. has 235 living children, grandchildren, great.grandchildren and ou his stomach and sr through the mud into g/-eat-great-grandchildren. Ifi addition a set of to these 75 of the old lady's descend- lag arts are dead, making the total number mie Slugemhard, 810, JigsbyI{umpbt to do; enter Sad. *'Noo-o rl give