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AN AIR CYCLE NEXT.
THAT IS WHAT'S WANTED BEFORE
THE FLYING MACHINE.
Ae Bicycle No Loagar Satisfies the X,obc
img ef MibUbiI For Tree Xoremeat.
Wo TVant to Travel as tbe Birds Do, bat
Must Learn Essential Leasons First.
Tho Frenchman who covered the dead
walls of Paxil with calls for subscriptions
to a Society of Aviation, to start with a
capital of 100,000 francs, may have been
lacking in the highest qualities of public
spirit. He was placed in jail, for taking
money for his little private flying ma
chines, costing from $500 to $2,000, which
he failed to deliver. But his merit lies
in discovering the want that fills the
breasts of a large number of men today.
It is only the somewhat headlong method
of gratifying that yearning which has
interfered for a time with his loco
motion. Had he but had the forethought
to invent, to beg or to borrow a fairly
efficient flying machine, nothing short of
a cage would now prevent him from tak
ing a leave as French as. himself.
Though he should languish for the rest
of his days in prison, M. Delprat will
have tho glory of the discovery that the
bicycle no longer satisfies the longing of
mankind toward a freer movement over
the face of land and water. If we are
to believe the cvolntionists, man is the
result of gradual aspiration, from tho
worm that walloweth on a portion of its
anatomy unsmted to ears polite, through
the many footed, the four footed and four
handed beasts, up to the natural lord of
creation who runs perpendicular on two
feet. The present century has seen man
become what the old legends would have
termed the "whirling one foot." Why
should not this progress continue and
the next century find man rising from
that Eingle pied a terre into more or less
The flying machine still holding to
earth by one wheel has already appeared
sporadically in England, according to
Engineering. Mr. Philipps published
the results of his trial of a machine rest
ing on a light car and claims that ho
flew, but tho front wheel of the car 'nev
er left the ground. This .is quite as it
should be. We creep before we walk,
we graduate from tricycle to bicycle,
and now we aro at tho unicycle age.
Who is the man to lift us finally clear of
The principle of tho balloon, useful sis
it is in overcoming gravity, has carried
generations of inventors into a fool's
Birds are lighter than beasts, but they
are not soap bubbles. And to tho bird
we havo to return indirectly or directly
for lessons in the navigation of the air.
The aeroplane, in which our able aviat
ors are now reposing so much confl
uence, out upon wnicn tuey take care
not to repose their own brittle bodies, is
the result of a study of the soaring of
birds. Latterly it has been reasoned
out that individual feathers have a
powerful influence in supporting the
bird in air. So the aeroplanes are made
not solid, but with slats, and in some
cases jointed in Eections, so that while
one portion is in one piano another may
be tilted up or down to get the lifting
power of a change of angle. This power
is so great that our leading aviators,
like Hiram Maxim and Professor Lang-
ley, expect to obtain great velocities if
they can once get their airships under
way and under control.
The money spent by these inventors
and investigators is mounting to a great
sum, but who shall say it is wasted, con
sidering the benefits to accrue? The re
mark attributed to Giffard when dying,
that he would not reveal the secret of his
airship because "he thought he saw the
air ensanguined by war as the seas havo
ben, and the earth," need not disturb
us. If he did say that, he was tempora
rily in a state of weakness, for the fly
ing machine will do more than anything
yet invented to break down the preju
dices of one nation for another. Wars
are the result of such prejudices care
fully inflamed by ambitious men, and
while the aviation is not going to stop
all wars it will surely reduce them to a
Moro important than such machines as
Lieutenants Benard and Rrebs success
fully steered from Meudon to the walls
of Paris and back again are the small
flying machines developed from the bi
cycle, which seem now about to make
their appearance. The bicycle with elec
tric motor is invented. Now comes the
turn of a combination of bicycle and
aviator which shall permit the rider to
en Ye earth and skim along for 100 yards
or so without detriment to himself or
his machine. By way of these inven
tions will come the discovery, step by
etep, of means and methods of sustain
ing flight for longer periods and also
the actual training in motion through
the air which is now wanting toman-kind.
The inventors who are constructing
on paper or in actuality great flying ma
chines are like men of an inland race
who have for the first time seen a broad
piece of water. Before learning to pad
dle a canoe they are already building a
frigate; before understanding the prin
ciple of the steam engine they are set
ting to work to make an ocean steamer.
What is wanted is a popular air cycle,
an "air safety to lead the way to larger
air wagons with sustained flight. Who
will invent one? New York Times.
THE SAND OF AN OLD TIMER.
As Old Pacific Coast Engine.
Perhaps few of the people know that a
very antique engine is lying useless be
hind the station at Long Beach, Los
Angeles county. This engine was used
in the early part of the last decade, and
when the fireman wanted to put in any
fuel the train had to bo stopped while
the fireman put in wood at the front of
the engine, as the door of the furnace is
situated there. This engine ran between
Los Angeles and Long Beach before the
Southern Pacific extended its line to
that place. The cars-are like street cars
of today, only about twice as long.
Sometimes the passengers had to get out
and push, as the. engine was not. very
strong. Pasadena Star.
"Centerliae sent a story to a magazine
the other day and got back ,a queer re
ply. They said the story 'lacked rapid
ity in movement.' "
"Well, Where's the queerness of that?"
"You see, he sent the MS. one day and
got it back the next, and, he considered
that pretty rapid movement." Kate
Perdita You haven't the faintest idea
fcow muck I lot him.
PslofS Oh, yes I have I used to
love hist that way inyaelf. Brooklyn
Fatal ,1$ raver That Won a Kara Tribute
From a Hand of Apaches.
A company of ranchmen sat about the
railroad station hi Pomona the other aft
ernoon waiting for tho belated overland
train for Los Angeles. Every man in
the party knew the others, and there be
ing an hour or two to wait story telling
of the early days on the border and in
Arizona and California came natural,
Stories of old times, when Indians were
bad and the white pioneers knew what
bravery meant, were related. John Wil
son of El Monte told the most absorbing
story of the hour:
"Talk about sand in a man, gentle
men! I am telling you that it takes sand
of the genuine article in any man to try
and stand off single handed 40 or 50
Apaches when ho knows just how tho
scrap will end, and that the end will be
his own death. But that was just tho
kind of sand that was in Felix Knox
when ho was killed by the Apaches.
You see Knox was an all round gambler,
such as tho tenderfoot from the east
scorns so much and knows so little
about, but he had a heart in him bigger
than any tenderfoot's head. Well, it
was in the spring of 1879 Kuox, with his
wife and baby and a Mexican driver,
was coming from Silver City to Clifton,
down in Arizona. They got to York's
ranch, which is on the Gila river, about
00 miles from Clifton, all right, but
were told there that signs of Apaches
had been seen, and that they had better
go in camp there for a few days, but
Knox who had fought tho Apaches
dozens of times and didn't know what
fear was said he wanted to make Clif
ton that day, Indians or no Indians.
"Well, the Knoxes drove on. When
they were about two miles from York's
ranch, sure enough abig buck Indian
camo from behind a low, round top
mesa. Knox knew there wcro plenty
more of the red devils hid there and
that it meant a fight to death for him.
He was as cool as a cucumber. He
jumped out of tho wagon, filled his poi
ets with two boxes of cartridges, and
then kissed his wife and baby for the
last time, but saying that he would have
tho redskins quieted in a few minutes.
He ordered tho Mexican driver to lash
the team for all lie was worth and to
drive back to York's ranch as fast as the
horses could jump. Then Knox waved
his hand to his wife and said ho was go
ing to stand off a few Apaches, although
he was sure there was a big band of
them. As the team and wagon flew back
to the ranch Knox, rifle in hand, started
toward tho hill for his last fight. He
turned once and waved his sombrero to
his wife and child and then strode on to
his certain death.
"The Apaches a second later rushed
out from behind the hill where they
were secreted. Knox faced his foes, and
standing stock still pumped lead at
them until ho fell down dead. The
next day a party of us wa3 made up,
and wo Avent out where tho fight took
place. Knox's body lay there amid the
cactus in tho 6im. The Apaches, cen
tra' to their usual custom, had not mu
tilated the fellow's body in the least.
They had taken si clean pocket handker
chief out of Knox's pocket and carefully
spread it over his face and had fastened
it there by putting a small stone on each
comer of it to hold it in its place and
keep the hot sun from the- dead man's
face. That was their tribute to the
sand in Knox. Seventy empty shells
were found that had been emptied from
Knox's Winchester, and ono of tho raid
ing Indians afterward said that their
party numbered 42 and that Kuox had
killed seven of them." Pomona Prog
TJio Servant Was Horrified.
Dr. S. had a newly arrived Hiber
nian for a servant. Ho had also recent
ly purchased a pair of porpoise leather
boots. His wife, attracted by the nov
elty of tho new footwear, asked tho doc
tor in the presence of tho servant what
they were made of, to which ho respond
ed, "Porpoise hide."
Shortly after the lady from the Emer
ald Isle interviewed Mrs. S. and an
nounced her intention of "laving whin
me week is up." Mrs. S., somewhat
surprised, asked tho disturbed domestic
the reason for her announced departure,
to which Bridget responded with a hor
"Your husband is a docther, mum, an
I've heard them docthers do be cuttiu
up people, an didn't I hear um wid me
own ears say tuat tne uoots oi mm were
made of pauper's hide. It's me own
ould father that died in tho poorhouse,
an I wouldn't bo servin a haythen that
uses tho skin of tho poor to cover Ins
dirthy feet wid." Boston Commercial
Better Left Unsaid.
A certain young poet is equally fa
mous in tho world of letters as an au
thor and among his friends for his blunt
candor that is forever betraying him
into one of the things one would have
preferred to say differently, as Du Man
lier puts it. On his last birthday he was
civen a charminpr dinner by his doting
The Conductor's Iatco Acquaintance.
"When I was .out in Chicago at the
opening of the World's fair," said a
friend of mine, -"I had occasion to make
a call on some old acquaintances on the
West Side. The streets in that portion
of the city had many of them the bap
tismal names of women, and as I lived
there at one time the calling of them by
the car conductor sounded familiar to
me, although it seemed to puzzle an old
countryman on board, who was doubt
less visiting Chicago for tho first time.
There were a number of ladies among
the passengers, and as tho conductor
called out 'Elizabeth tho car stopped,
and ono of them got off. A few squares
farther and there wa3 tho call 'Ada,'
followed by a 6top and the exit of an
"Tho old countryman began to look
interested, and when tho next call came,
'May,' and ho saw a lady gather up her
bundles and walk down tho aisle, ho had
a puzzed air. In quick succession there
carao 'Eauline,' 'Roberta and 'Augusta,'
followed by the departure of a passen
ger. Tho old man could not stand it
any longer. His eyes bulged out, and
making a rush for tho platform he said
in a stage whisper to tho conductor,
'Great snakes, mister, do you know the
names of all tho women folks in this big
"Ho Jind been under tho impression
that each- woman who left the car an
swered to the name that was called out."
"What makes a person interesting?"
It cannot Lo intellectual brilliancy, for
wo have' all known men whoso minds
were stored with the best thought of the
world, yet wholly failed to interest r.s;
women whose brain.i were developed
by the widest culture, yet were unable
to appefers2ther than ur s:a dust cata
logues of knowledge. Think of the peo
ple who interest yon and study their
qualities, and how few -you find possess
ing just the sr.mo traits.
It iaH-stjtaatter cf magnetic sou! cur
rents pocsfilyi' Why not? Wo. can
hardly dispute that somo human bodies
convey electricity much moro readilv
than others. In almost any gathering
of a dozen persons at least one will he
found who possesses this strango power.
the touch of whose hard can cause a
sensation like that of touching an elec
Is there anything impossible in the
theory that souls havo their electric cur
rents, which pass moro or less freely to
and fro according to the individual pow
er as coudnctor? Then wo havo but to
assume that the person who interests us
is ono whose soul current mingles freely
with our own. This is perhaps a more
satisfactory explanation than the moro
commonly received one of animal mag
netism, a quality on a lower plane and
infinitely lesssubtle in character. Bos
parents, at which he was bitterly disap
pointed by the regret of several nota
bles. Thus, when a society girl said to
him at the close of the evening, "What
a delightful time wo havo had!" ho ex
claimed from tho fullness of his heart:
"I'm glad it hasn't seemed dull to you.
We invited some awfully clever people,
but not ono of them camel" Philadel
Pensions For "Worklngmcn In Austria.
Under the provisions of the Austrian
poor law, at 60 years of age a man mav
claim from his native town or commune
a pension equal to one-third of the daily
wages which he had received during his
working years. The amount varies from
2 to 6 florins a month. In Vienna alone
there are 16,000 persons who receive these
pensions from the city.
Materialism Against "Wit.
Some things of course in tho French
display especially of pottery and
bronzes are purely decorative, and some
of the visitors of course are destitute of
taste. The consequence is that occasion
ally a person will come along who will
gaze at objects of transcendent artistic
merit with no feeling but ono of mystery
and curiosity. So it happened the other
day, when a simple "minded woman
stopped for awhilo in front of one of a
pais of vases 5 feet high, the price of
which is $5,000.
Tho wild, nntamed earthqnako i3 a
terrible thing to enconntcr. Tho "quak-
incJX-the'TisidinEr cf- tho carth'3 surface
and the other incidental accompaniments
usually described are only a tithe of the
real terrors of a seismic shock. To somo
tho noise which precedes tho real shock
is moro . terror inspiring than the
"quake" it'clf. Father Kircher describes
theso subterranean rumblings as "a hor
rid sound.resembling that of an infinite
number of chariots driven fiercely for
ward, mingled with tho noise-of crack
ing whips, ueighing of horses and tho
cries of victory and despair on tho part
of tho charioteers."
The sounds which preceded tho great
Lisbon earthquake aro said to havo re
sembled "the rumbling of empty omni
buses, chariots and barrels, the uoiso in
creasing in volume until it equaled tho
roar of a thousand cannons." Another
peculiarity is tho gyratory motion that
is frequently imparted to sections of
earth of greater or lesser area. At Co
lares in 1753 several stono houses in the
lower quarters of tho city were turned
completely around, this, too, without
rendering them uninhabitable. St.
Where Frank R. Stockton Lives.
Follow tho Morristown road, past ono
country seat after another, for a quarter
of a mile,-andjrou come to Kitchell ave-"
aaef You aro in Morristown now, but
in reality nearer Madison. Turn to tho
left, and tho first place yon come to is
surrounded hy a low stone wall. Through
iron gates a graveled roadway leisurely
turns, and passing beneath huge ever
greens reaches a yellow and white frame
house, with a veranda in front and a
tower at the farther end. Opposite tho
doorway, beneath tho great trees, i3 a
rustic seat and a rustic table.
Between two of tho trees is swung
a hammock, and in pleasant weather
Frank R. Stockton lies in tho hammock
dictating his fanciful tales to his wife,
who sits on :ho rustic settee. It is an
ideal homo for an author, situated upon
an eminence commanding miles of coun
try, removed from tho main road and
surrounded by a grove. Newark Adver
tiser. A New Crater In the Moon.
In a bulletin of tho Astronomical so
ciety of tho Pacific Professor Weinek,
director of tho observatory of Pracruo.
who is a specialist in the study of tho
moon and to whom havo been sent
copies of the Lick negatives of tho moon,
has discovered in one of tho Lick pho
tographs a crater which is not to be
found on Schmidt's map. This object.
which is estimated to bo about a quarter
of a mile in diameter, is of sufficient size
to have been seen by Schmidt, and it is
difficult to imagine that the distinguished
selenographcr overlooked it.
Experiments With Infected Cattle.
Interesting experiments are now being
tried in England by a royal commission
on tuberculosis. A cow is selected and
for a considerable time is watched care
fully to see that it is free from disease.
It u then fed for some days on food in
fected with the bacteria and tuberculosis, j
and afterward time is allowed for the ,
development of the infection. I
The commission is to report whether ,
mearand milk from such animals aro in-
INVITINGr OLD AGE.
SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH WOM
EN LOSE THEIR YOUTH.
Mothers Is'eglect Their Own Needs In Ex
aggerated Devotion to tho Cldldren.
Those Who Claim the Immunities of Age
"When Only In tho 3Iidday of Life.
The oldest woman I ever knew was 28.
At marriage tho graces of girlhood passed
forever from her life. Economy became
the god enthroned on every altar of her
home. Ruffles and ribbons were tho
insignia of levity and extravagance.
Dresses robbed of a yard or two grew
ungracefully short and narrow. Books
and papers were regarded as luxuries
not necessities. An hour spent m read
ing left a feeling of guilt for wasted time.
Devotion to "Will and tho children"
.camo to mean self assumed slavery.
Luster left the eye, elasticity the frame.
-Through a mistaken sense of duty sho
grow unkempt, narrow sonled, repulsive,
It has been said that the true age is what
we look and feel. I havo known sweet,
fresh faced women of 70 who were
younger than she.
In tho great middle class of America
the wif e too often invites ago by concen
trating all ambition in money getting.
To save tho wages of servants she de
stroys tho joy of life, tho buoyancy of
health. Pushing the growing daughter
to tho front, sho sees less and less of
society, dresses with increasing plain
ness and sinks to a household drudge,
self made and valued at her own esti
mate. Thirty-five has no moro right to tho
styles and tone of TO than to those of 17.
The appropriation of the one is scarcely
less ridiculous than tho assumption of
the other. Far better than tho expen
sive boarding school is the example of
the mother in imparting to tho daughter
tho faultless taste of dress, tho gentlo
repose of manner, tho gracious spirit so
admirable in woman. A part of the
money devoted to the education of the
daughter would bo well spent in procur-
. mg to the mother tho time for self cul
ture. As the fair, snowy pago is not so
useful or beautiful as tho ono written
with pure, uplifting thought, so tho ira
maturo maiden is less valuable to home
and society than tho ripe, cultured wom
People of 40 and 50 should not shelve
themselves and claim tho immunities of
age. They aro in tho midday of life; tho
tirao for tho exercise of knowledge,
power, graco and beauty, for tho up
lifting of humanity. These gifts may
bo enhanced by dress and manner. Tho
influenco of tho attractive, self respect
ing wife, mother, sister or friend is moro
potent for good than that of the ono with
neglected person and unlovely mind.
Discontent invites age. Indulging tho
unrest of the dissatisfied is destructive
to looks and temper. In his "Story of a
Country Town" Mr. E. W. Howo says,
"Bo contented if it kills yon." The ad
vice is not so bad as it looks. Content
ment and stagnation are not necessarily
s3-nonymou3. Ono may -bo freo from
worry while" striving for higher planes
or work. Woman should have the cour
age of repose. It is infinitely better than
the morbid conscientiousness that goads
to endless toiL Effective work requires
Judicious mental work may help to
lift one out of tho ruts of premature old
age. Read and think of what you read.
uon't uso your mind as it it wero a
sieve and you wero trying to see how
much you could pour through it. There
is a belief extant that knowlege, if
gained at all, must bo acquired in youth.
Fallacious theoiyl Behold Galilei at
threescore and ten pursuing his studies
with unflagging zeal, Cato beginning
Greek when advanced in years, Ogilby
commencing classical studies when past
50! Gladstone is as much tho student
today as when the bloom of youth man
tled his cheek.
Bo land to tho feelings and fancies of
youth. If they prove perennial, so much
tho better. Don't forbid yourself glad.
recreative thought and action. Don't bo
ashamed to make yourself as pretty as
you can. A sensible woman may feel a
thrill of pleasure innocent as a maiden's
when receiving a glanco of respectful
admiration ff om a manly man. Smile
without affectation, be pleasant without
, - . -n , .
uenig siiiy in snore, uo young as long as
you can. Alva Rosso in Kate Field's
The only Ture Cream of Tartar 1.
Used in Millions
ir. 2vO Ammonia; 2"o Alum.
--o Years tlie Standard.
THE LYRIC POET'S APOLOGY.
I strivo to'probo to other hearts and find
I do but fret the phantom of m2no own;
I strain to paint great nature, and my mind
But images Itself in every zone.
The lesson learned, I sing life's woven lay
In syllables of self and can no other way.
Richard Barton in Harper's Weekly.
A ruzzlcd Mother.
"It takes a M-year-old boy to see
through his mother," laughed such a
mother tho other day. "Last week 1
planned to take a friend to tho theater,
and her only freo night was Thursday.
Now, I often take my boy to seo a play,
but I make it a rule it shall not be on n
night preceding a school day. So on
this occasion I explained to my son that
he could not go, and as an offset to his
disappointment arranged an outing for
tho Saturday following. He acquiesced
most dutifully and beautifully, and the
matter rested. Thursday came, and as
tho afternoon waned, I found that my
son wa3 to bo all alono part of tho even
ing, and I began to wish that ho was
rrrvitirr Tt?fli nc A loef T tvtrula rti-v yit
mind, and calling him said:
"I think, after all, you may go tonight.
You are going to bo alono, and I know
yon always count upon theso trips to tho
theater. So if you'll study hard till dii
ner you shall be of tho part."
" 'That's all right, mother, replied t?!
young scamp with a laugh. '1 knew
you'd weaken at the last, so I've managed
my lessons, and I'm all ready. And now
I'm alternately 'deploring my want of
strength and wondering how to preserve
a semblance of authority with so shrewd
a son." New York Times.
Tiie Strain on the Eye.
There is no reason why a musclo or
muscles of tho eyo should not fag out
just as tho muscles elsewhere do. Let
ono bear a weight all day long, does he
not attribute his consequent headache
to tho heavy burden ho has borne? It
seems without elaoorato thinking we
could conceive of tho results following
upon prolonged uso of tho eye. Nature
has dono all sho could to protect and
prolong tho usefulness of tho eye.
No earthly architect ever yet planned
a structure that would not yield, crum
ble and fall, and tho house human, so
exquisitely uplifted in curious and mys
terious ways, falls and retnrns to dust
more rapidly and surely than need be.
for tho reason that wo do not realize ho-
much ono part is sustained or over
thrown by another. One tiny muscle is
potent enough to disturb tho whole econ
omy, especially if intercurrent diseases
exist in addition to "eyo strain." Phil
Cradles Hundreds of Tears Ago.
In manuscripts of the ninth and tenth
centuries we had pictures of cradles
formed of part of a tree trunk dug out,
with holes bored through tho sides for
the passage of straps intended to tie tho
babj down in his bed. These dug out cra
dles are still common in modern Greece.
When we come to consult tho manu
scripts and bas-reliefs of tho fifteenth
century, we notico that tho cradles aro
no longer mere baskets or beds on rock
ers, but littlo swinging beds suspended
between two pillars, tho prototype of tho
modern bercelonnette. Harper's Bazar.
Yes, It Is Strictly Grammatical.
Tho following is quoted from a lead
ing article in the New York Tribune:
"By Ills death tho community lose3
the foremost and the best of American
actors, and one of tho greatest trage
dians that have ever lived."
To settle a dispute, will you kindly
state whether tho above is strictly ac
cording to English grammar? New York
An Author's Apology.
A clever story whoso hero is a joung
rector speaks of his removing his "bl
retta" during a protracted walk. "I
wantonly put it on his head," says the
author, with a laugh. "I knew ho ought
not to roam the country in that head
gear, but it was so becoming that I let
him do it." New York Times.
A schoolboj tho other day being told
to describe Jacksonville, Fku, said, "It is
a great summer resort in winter." New
The last words of
I havo lived Ion;
fectiye, and if so the degree to which tho : thankful I havo enjoyed
John Locko were,
enougn, and l am
them is likely to affect public
The experiments, whichare necessarily
slow have consumed much time. Tho
commission met recently to consider the
but after all look on this
ing better than vanity.1
a happy life;
life as noth-
m ji x. :l .u..u1 . r
on smru a it -jv resnjts so far arrived at, but tho final re
. moments and then said dryly to M. Me- i. i j. ,..r
, laile, "who stood by, "Pray, what is that
: The Frenchman took her measure at a
glance and replied with elaborate polite-
The largest private collection of min
erals in America is supposed to bo that
off Clarence L. Bement of Philadelnhin.
portifwill probably not bo mado before I its estimated value is $125,000.
the autumn. .
Tho Vibratlou of Steamers.
Tho discomfort of tho excessive vibra
tion on board the fast sailing ocean steam
ers has increased so much with tho in
crease in tho speed of travel that investi
gations havo been made into tho subject
with a view of modifying tho inconven
ienco caused to passengers. Tho usual
idea is that this vibration is due to the
action of tho powerful engines. This is
apparently erroneous, for it is now found
that tho cause consists solely in the uni
son between tho number of revolutions
of tho engines and tho number of vibra
tions of tho ship. Tho smaller the length
of tho ship tho greater is the numbe
per unit of its vibrations, and tho longer
the steamertho greater is tho correspond
ing timo of its vibrations. New York
"I congratulate you, Mrs. Familias.
on your husband's safe return."
"Thank yon, Mr. Cardiac. It'snojoko
to havo the man of one's family on a
steamer a week overdue in December."
"I had made up my mind that if he
went down I would write you a letter
"That was kind of you. What were
you going to tell me, Mr. Cardiac?"
"Well, I wanted to express my appre
ciation of him, and lots of sympathy and
encouragement for you, and I had about
made up my mind just to say, 'There's
as good fish in. tho sea as ever were
caught,' and let you take it either way."
An English Tributo to Emerson.
When tho celebrated Arthur Stanley,
dean of Westminster, had finished his
visit hero in tho year 1878, ho was asked
about tho American pulpit. Ho said in
reply that ho had of course availed him
self of every opportunity to hear tho
American preachers. Ho had heard
preachers of eminence, he said, in al
most every communion. "But it mat
tered not what was tho namo of tho
communion, tho preacher," he said,
"was always Waldo Emerson." Ed
ward E. Halo's Address.
Biblelot Tiens, canaille! What do
you mean by writing to my wife and
calling her your "hello Marie?
Pipelot Millo -pardons, in'sionr. I I
thought the lady was your daughter.
Bibelot Sacro bleu! Worso still.
When you make a mistako, don't look
back at it long. Take the reason of the
thing into your mind and then look for
ward. Mistakes aro lessons of wisdom.
The past cannot bo changed. Tho futuro
is yet m your power. Hugh White.
ness, "That is intended to boil eggs in,
madam J' Chicago Tribune.
jhtview of tho care with which this j Duval, tho Paris anarchist, said he
work has .been done, tho results will be should like to shake somebody's hand'
of considerable value and may canse before he died, and that was all, but his
changes in tho laws respecting tho im- r sentence was commuted.
The first military order issued by Gen
eral Grant, dated July 2, 1861, and ap
pointing Colonel E. T. Dawson quarter
master of tho Twent3'-first Illinois, is, in
possession of Colonel Dawson, who is
said to have refused 0,000 for it
a Getting on a Street Car.
Did you ever notice a man who i3 go
ing to get on a street car whilo it is in
motion? Ho comes down off the side
walk and stands along tho side of the
track quietly till the car almost reaches
him. Then ho walks ahead a few feet
and prances about like a string haltered
horse, awkward as a Shanghai rooster j
that wants to fight. JusiT as the car !
reaches him he takes two or three steps 1
sideways, and at last, confused as a
schoolboy, grasps the hand rail and clings !
on like a man. who is drowning.- i
Championed by a Gamin.
A ragged, barefooted boy, a crossing
sweeper, had doffed his cap to the Duch
ess of Sutherland in the hope of recog
nition, when he observed a well dressed
but rakish looking man following her
across tho street, as if trying to force
upon her attentions that were evidently
obnoxious to her. There was a look of ;
distress on the duchess' face.
"Scuse me, lady," said a boy's voice
beside her, "shall I punch 'is 'ead?'
She turned, looked down angrily upon
the little sweeper, and then said, smiling:
"Why, it's Jemmiel"
She had remembered his name after
all, and at that moment tho boy was hers,
body and soul. Without waiting for
another word he dashed off and turned
a sort of violent "cartwheel" so adroitly
calculated that ho landed with two very
muddy feet in the middle of tho offensive
Then, before the man could recover
from the shock, the boy had slapped him
with ono muddy hand across tho mouth
and with the other had deposited a hand
ful of tho filthy compound on the back
of his neck.
Tho next moment the boy was in the
grasp of a policeman, who dragged him
away to the nearest police station. He
was just being charged by tho constable
with having committed an assault when
the duchess entered. She spoke kindly
to the gamin and then explained the af
fair to tho inspector on duty.
At her request the boy was set at
liberty, and ho staid only long enough
to say to the inspector:
"It's tho lady what nursed mo when
the cab run over mo leg." London Cor.
New York Tribune.
Hint About Driving.
When driving, yon must watch the
road. Turn out for stones, so that tho
horse shall not stumble nor tho wheels
jolt over them; avoid the mudholea
and places where the going is bad; let
tho horse slacken speed when tho road
becomes heavy, and if yon want to make
up timo do it where tho ground slightly
It is a common mistako to think that
a horso can haul a carriage easily on tho
level. On such a road he has to bo pull
ing every moment; thero is no rest.
Whereas when the road now rises and
now falls tho weight is taken off him at
times, and ho has a chance to recover
his wind and to rest his muscles. .-As-between
a level road in a valley and an
up and down road over tho hills, the lat
ter is by far the easier for a horse to
travel. When you come to a long level
stretch, let j-our horse walk a bit in tho
middlo of it.
Almost everybody knows that for tho
first few miles after coming out of tho
stable a horse should bo driven slowly,
and especially if ho has just been fed.
On a journey it is of the utmost impor
tance to observe this rule. Bo careful,
however, not to check a young nag too
quickly when ho comes fresh out of the
stable. Give him his head, talk to him
soothingly, and presently he will come
down to a moderate pace. If you pull
him up at once, you vex him extremely,
so much so that he is not unlikely to
kick. Harper's Young People.
A Matter or Time.
Wagleigh How did you like that din
ner service I sent you today, dear?
Mrs. Wagleigh Oh, it is perfectly
lovely, but there are only 91 pieces in it,
and you Imow the set mamma has con
sists of 117 pieces.
Wagleigh Well, dear, don't let that
worry you. After Bridget lias handled
it for a week or so it will be in a good
many more pieces than that. Exchange.
Only One Week.
"Did you know dis is mamma's birf
dav?" asked littlo Bessie of tho caller.
"No. Is it?"
"Yes, and my birfdayisnext Monday.
Mamma is a week older dan me." Har
A Jlodcrn NInirod.
Jimson Wliere aro you going?
Billson Only off for a day's shooting.
Jimson Great snakes! With that car
load of freight?
Billson Thoso boxes contain books,
tho latest and most complete compen
diums of the game laws of the state. I
don't want to shoot anything out of sea'
son. New York Weekly,
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