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rl know a hard and narrow man
?''A' raiser and morose, '
'TVho, though a million mllos away,
it ouiu tsuu uv jum. lui wusu.
hP A LOVE STOItY.
I sat spinning nt my llttlo wliccl in
t tho sun, for tho autumn day was cold,
: ' when I hoard tomo ono whistling, and,
i on looking up, there was oung Squlro
Tumor, with his arms folded on tho
gate, looking over. When ho caught
my oyo he laughed, I blushed, and I
arose and tnndo him a courtesy.
When I courtestcd ho bowed, rank
ing his curls danco over his shoulders,
and said ho: "May I como inP"
"And welcome, 6lr," said I, and I
set a chair, .for ho wns grandfather's
, landlord; but for all that I folt uncom
fortable for I wa3 not used to fluo com
Ho talked away, paying mo more
complimonls than I was used to.
. Sinco I'm telling tho story I'll loll
tho truth. I had dono wrong about
v ono thing. Nolthor of tho old folks
- - know that I woro'Evan Locko's ring In
my bosom, pr that we'd taken a vow to
I each othor. Evan was a poqr, strug
gling young surgeon. I thought I
would wait awhllo until I could sweoten
tho nows with tho fact that ho'd begun
to inako his fortune.
Thnt night wo had somothlng elso to
think of. Misfortunes had como upon
grandfather; but I didn't forcsoo that
w,hen tho half-year's rent should como
duo not nr pcifu j' to pay it with could bo
' At this timo Evan Locko and I had
been as fond as over of each other, and
ho camo as often as boforo to talk with
grandpa on tho wintry nights; and still
every little while our young landlord,
Squlro Turner, would drop In and sit
in his lazy way and watch mo knit or
I could not-help his coming, nor help
'seeing him when ho camo, und I did
not doscrVo that Evan should bo angry
with mo. But ho was. Eh, so high
and mighty, and spoke as though ono
llko tho nqulro could mean no good by
coining to so poor a place as tho school
master's. Ho made mo angry and I
. Well, Evan was wroth with mo and
I with him not heart deep, though, I
thought and I did not sco him for
more' iban a week. I was troubled
' much, though. Biit ono night grand
father como in, and shutting tho door
stood botween grandmamma and me,
looking at mo, and so strangely that
wo both grow frightened. At lust ho
Tvobecn to tho squlro's," said he.
"For tho first timo I had to toll him
that I could not pay tho rent when due-i"
' I opened my lips, Grandmamma's
,hand covered thorn. Grandpa (trow
mo to him. "lhourt young, lass,"
said ho, "and thoy aro right who call
theo pretty." Child could'st like the
squlro well onough to wod him?"
"Eh P" pried grandma. "Surcyou'ro
not wandering?" ., ' ,
'Squlro Turner asked mo for this
'W wo but ono ho'lores as
ho should his wife.
had waltod for an
answer J burst out with "No" and a
6ob,togcthcr. Then grandpa talked to
yno. Ho told, mo how poor tlyy had
grown and how kind tho squlro was.
and I had but to marry him to mako
my grandparents f tpo from dobt nnd
n - poverty their lives through. If I refused
$u . and voxed tho squirojjeaven only know
40iQ&f -?- what might happen.
vK, t Ahl it was hard to boar---bltterhard;
'" J' ? u now noro wn3 no 'P or f" I
f-f took tho ring from my bosom and laid
"V' it on my palm, and told them it wns
Evan Locke'smnd that I had plighted
mv troth to him. And grandmamma
j called mo a docottful wench, ''and'grahd-
Xfnthor looked as- though his heart
.would break- Oh, I would have dono
f anything for tlteia anything but givo
,up my truo lovo. t
f Tlittt ulght I kissed his Ving and
prayed heaven thnt. ho might love mo
always In tho morning it was gono.
ribbon and alL from my neck. I looked
for it high and low, but found no sign
of it. And I began to foar tho loss of
fBSkff- ' ' tnnt "car rIn'' wa3n s'Sn t"at - would
. k i never inarrv Evan Locke.
Tho days passed on, and ho novcr
catao near mo. Andrgrandma would
scarcely look nt mo (I Know why now),
nnd grandpa signed and moaned and
tnlkcd of tho workhousa And I
thought I should- dio of grlof nmong
Ono d"ay grandma said to mo:. "It
seems that your sweetheart is not over
fond of you npr dyer-arixioua to sco
yoii." - , f , ' y
iiHri nnifill an til T
Sfo& "Where has ho been this month
. backP" naked grandma. , ,
v,. , .' "Busy,' doubtless," lsnW I with a
i Bmllo, though I thought my heart
" "You'ro'going with him,, maybe." t,
" t 'Who'ro?' said J. ,;(..-
ono tveni. iu iiiu kuuiiuu uour nun
beckoned In a woman who sat thoro
Damo Coombs, who had como over
" "I heard you rightly',' alio said.
."You told mo Evan l.oeko nnd his
mothc.r woro making ready for u voy
ngol" "llioy'ro going to Canada. My son,
a crirpentof and a good ono, though 1
say it mado tho doctor a box for his
"And for tho eako.ol so falso a lad
you'll sco your grandfather ruined and
break his heart, and loavo mo that
havo nursed you from a babo u widow."
fA I looked at her as she sobbed, and I
found strength to say:
"Givo mo to whom you will ihdu '
since ray own lovo docs -not. wan tjneV',.
And then 1 cropt up stairs and eat
down on my bedside, weak as though
I had fainted. I would havo thanked
heaven for forgctfulnoss Just then!" but
It wouldn't como.
. Tho noxt day Squlro Turnor was In
"'j.tho parlor as my accepted lover. How
pjcased ho was, -and how tho color
camo bacK into gwmuatner s oiu mce:
'And grannio grew so proud and kind,
and all tho houso was so aglow; and
.j only I sad. But I couldn't forgotEyan
"?' Evan whom I had loved so Bailing
fty"1 ' away from mo without a word.
So tho days rolled by, and I vrns
closo on my marriage ovo, Mitf grtmnlo
and Dorothy l'lumo wero busy with my
wedding robes. I wlshod it woro my
shroud thoy woro working at instead
-And-onoTitghtTtiroJaTaJn 'my heart
grow too groat,-nnd Lwont out among
tho purplo heather on tho moor, and
Uioro knelt down under tho Btnrs'and
prayed to bo taken from tho world.
"For howcan I llvo-wlthout EvanP" I
Lspoko'tho words nl6ud, and then
started up in affright, for thoro at my
side was an olflsh llttlo figure, and I
heard a cry that nt first I scarco
thought oarthlyr Yet It was but Scotch'
Jennie, our llttlo' maid, who had fol-
"Why do yo call for your truo lovo
nowf," bho said; "ye sont htm fra yo
fof sako o' tho young squlro." , t
"How dare you follow nnd watch
mo?" But sho caught my sloovo.
"I'll speak gin 1 loso my placo,"
said Jonnlo. "1 rodo with tho mistress
to young Dr. Locko's placo past tho
moor, nnd thoro she lighted and gnvo
him a ring, nnd what sho said I know
not, but it turned him tho tint o' death,
nnd said ho, 'There's na a drop o' truo
bluid in a woman 'gin sho is false.'
And ho turnod to tlw wall und covorod
his oyes, nn' your grnnnlo rodo homo.
There 'tis all I kon wull It do?"
"Ay, Jennie," said I, "heaven bloss
youl'V r .
And had I wings on jny foot I could
not havo como to" tho cottago door
I stood boforo my grandmother,
trembling nnd whlto, and I said: ' "Oh
don't tell mo, grannie, you havo choat
ud mo and rebbod mo of my truo lovo
by a Ho. Did you steal tho troth ring
from my nock and givo It back to Ev
an as if from mo? You I've loved and
honored all my llfo long" Sho
"Truo lovo!" said she, "you've but
ono truo lovo now Squlro Turner."
"You havo dono It!" I cried. "It's
written on your faco." And'she looked
down at that and fell to wcoping.
"My own truo lovo was breaking his
heart," sho Mild. "My husband and I
had loved for forty years. I did it to
savo him. Could I lot a girl's fancy,
worth nothing, stand ln my way, and
sco him n beggar in his old ago? Oh,
And then I foil down at her feet llko
a blono.'I knew nothing for nn hour
or more; but then, when I wna bolter,
and thoy left mo with Jennie, I bado
iter fetch my hood and cloak and her
own and como with mo, and away I
wont across tho moor in tho starlight
to where tho hall windows woro ablazo
with light, nnd asked tho housokcopcr
to let mo boo tho squire.
So In n mom.ont ho stood boforo mo
In his evening dress, with' his chocks
(lushed and his oyes bright, nud led mo
Into a little room nnd seated, mo.
"Agatha, my lovo, I hopo no inls
chauco brings you.horo."
But I stopped him.
"Not your love, 'Squlro Turner,"
I said. "I thank you for thinking so
well of me, but after all that has
passed I "
I could say no more. Ho took my
"Havo I offonded you, Agatha?" ho
"Not you. Tho offonso the guilt
oh, I havo been sorely cheated I" And
nil I cdultlldo was to sob.
At last strength camo to mo. I went
back to tho llrst and told him all how
wo had been plighted to each others
waiting only for bettor prospects to bu
wed, and how, when ho honored mo by
an olTor of his hand, I angered my
grand-mothor, by owning to tho truth,
und of tho ring grannie had stolen from
inylTreast and tho falso messago that
had been sent my promised husband
"And though I never sooEvan Locko
again," said I,. "still lean novcr be nn
olhor man's truo lovo, for I am his un
til I dio."
Thenos I looked all tho rich color
faded out of tho squire's face, and 1
saw what wo seldom soo. more than
once in n lifotimo a strong young man
At last ho nroso and camo to mc.
"My llttlo Agathn ndver loved mo,"
ho said, "Ah, mol tho nowB is bad
I thought she did. This comes of van
ity." "Many a higher and fairor have
hearts to givo," I sild. 'Mino was
gono ore I saw you."
And thon, kind and gcntlo, as though
I hud not grieved him, ho gavo mo his
arm and saw mo across tho moor, and
at tho giilo passed and. whispered:
"Bo at rest, Agatha. Tho Golden
Gcorgo has not sailed yot."
I liked lam hotter than I had
dono boforo that night when I
grnnnlo that I would novcr wed
Eh I but ho wns lit to bo a kin''-
grandest, klndcsU best of living men,
who rodo ttway with the, break of tho
morrow ""and novcr stopped till ho
reached Liverpool and found Evan
Locko just ready to tot foot upon tho
Golden Gcorgo. nnd told him a talo
that made his heart light and sent him
back to"mc. Heaven bless him!
And who was it that sent qld grand
father tho deed of gift that made tho
cqttugo his own, nnd vfho spokb a kind
word to tho gentry for young Dr.
Locko that helped him Into practlco?
SH11 no ono but Squird-Tunicrrwhora
wo taught our rchlldron to pray for
Tho heaviest rjilf in uso In Amorlca
Is,tho 110-pound rali of tho Chlgnccio
Ship railway, whllo tho heaviest rail
in uso ln tho United States is tho 90
pound rail of tho Philadelphia & Bead
ing. Tho latter is to bo surpassod by
a now 95-pound rail which Is being
rolled for tho. Boston & Albany. Tho
motal 'in tho rail is distributed so, that
about 42 por cont is in tho head, 19
por cont In tho wob, and 39 pec cont in
tho ilango. '
Tho nuptial usages and phraso now
common in England aro chlolly of
Boman origin. It was a rulo among
thp Bqmans that tho. brldo should bo
brought to her husband with a cover
ing or voll cast .over Her hoad, and
henco tho ceremony wns called nuptial;
from uubo to veil. Tho ceremony of
putting on the wedding-ring was im
ported into that country by tho Nor-
Tnljo Your Choice.
One Boston horso-car conductor says
"deopo,""ftnother saya "daypo," nnd a
third says "railway station.-" When
authorities in cultivated Boston dis
agree, what aro tho otttsido barbarians
A TUSSLE WITH A DOE.
"AW EXCITINQ INCIDENT IN A
The rinc Animal Was Cnptnroil, Thrown
tv the Ground unit Sccnrcly
Mound Without Vlr'"B "
Single SUtot. ,
A party. ofjSavaunuhlnns who spent
a wook hunting on St. Catherine's
jsuiiiu insi mourn aro sua lolling a
good story of a very unusual , and
laughablo Incident that occurred dur
ing tho hunt. Charloi' Grunt, tho
colored mnnoger of tho fine pack of
dcorhowids which Mr. Jacob Bauors
kcops on his placo on St. Catherine's,
Is tho hero of tho story. Grant Is nn
onthush'Stle sportsman and nlwnys
keops o'yso behind tho hounds Ono
morninft toward tho end of tho hunt
the pariy was among tho lagoons noar
tho coast. Besides tho largo pack of
hounds, th sy had a number of ncgroos
hcntlng through tho pulmotto nud
heavy undergrowth. Aboutll o'clock,
whllo driving tho lagoons, tho dogs
roused a lino, large doe, which Btartod
full tilt down tho island toward tho
coast and right ln tho direction of tho
hunters' stand. Tho wholo pack
oponod wf'cr her with voices that mado
tho wclfo'i ring, and tho negroes wcro
closo bWSnd them with yells that
could bo heard a mIl,o. This is tho
music Hint Bonds tho Tlood to tho
hunter' heart with tumultous throbs
that makrt him tighten tho nervous
grasp upon his gun as tho quarry ap
proaches. Sovtrul Mots wore fired as tho deer
wont past tbo stand, but whothor from
oxcltcinoni or other causes that dis
tracted th-3 hunter's aim, the deer went
by unhurt end continued hor way to
tho coast, fpllowcd by the dogs nnd tho
Who.i :o reached tho boach, how
over, uho found horsolf cornorcd by tho
dogs, witt apparently no avenue of
oscape, bi.t, turning about, sho boldly
plunged Into tho water and swam out
Into tho jund, followed by tho dogs.
As sho scomod to havo no Intention of
stopping, tho dogs gavo up tho chaso
and camo back to tho shore.
Grant had followed tho doer to tho
coast, and wntchod her swim out into
tho Bound. Ho put tho pack, with tho
exception of ono dog, back into tho
lagoon, whoro they roused another
deer, hut, knowing tho habit of tho
animal?, ho remained watching tho
doe. Sho swam out a loner distance.
nearly to a trading schooner, over n
mild from tho coast.
Only a black spot on tho water
showed hor whoroabouts from the
shore. Grant waited, nnd nfter u whllo
tho d.jcr turned about nnd started
slowly back for tho shuns, making for
tho voiy point whoro sho hnd been
driven in. Grant wailed until her foot
woro almost ou tho land, when he put
tho dog in. Tho deer mado ono lonp
past tho dog, nnd landed on tho Miore.
Grant had dismounted from his horse,
and as tho deer landed ho grabbed her
around the neck.
"I got you, you dobbil," 1io ox
clalmcd. Grant and the dcor had a lively
wrcHlo up and down tho bench. Ho
struggled with hor until ho managed
to get to his horao and got hold of his
cowhide dog whip, twenty feet long.
Throwing tho deer ho wrapped tie
whip around her leg's until ho had hor
completely tied up. Then ho cut tho
buckskin string from his hunting horn
and with it tied--tho deer to a myrtlo
toot. Ho thon-rodo back to tho camp,
whoro ho found tho party preparing to
cook some b'aeon for dinner. Ho told
them ho had a doer down on tho beach,
birt, thoy refused to bollevo him. As
he persisted In his story tho party at
length took tho wagon down to tho
boach, where they found tho dcor, just
ils Grant had said.
Tho anlmnl was a four-year-old gray
doo of largo size. Grant wa's tho
proudest man ln tho party, and gave a
graphjc description of his capture of
tho dcor. Tho doo was heavy with
young, nnd was taken to Mr. Bauer's
placo and put in a stablo to socuro tho
fawns. It is prob.ibly Iho first infetnnco
on record whoro a man, single-handed
and uaarmod, has captured a full
grown and uninjured deer.
Tho hunt was a very successful ono,
and tho party killed thirteen deer.
Too RniNpluz by Unlf. -
A new story is told of Oliver 'Wal
ton, who in his day was tho greatest
dealer in good horses near Boston. On
ono occasion ho camo into Maine and
bought an oxtra good horeo for ?.10O.
Tho horao breeder was ono of tho
niggardly kind and asked: "How aro
you going to lead tho liprso awny?"
"With that haltor to bo sure," fcald
Wnlton, busy counting out tho money
for tho horse. "No, sir," said tho
breeder, "tho halter don'1 go with tho
horse, It belongs to mo. I did not
sell you thht." "What, not let mo
havo n halter after 1 havo given j-'ou
your'prico forrth horse?" ask(d old
Oliver, a llttlo surpi isod. "What do
you "want for it?" "A dollar, sir," said.
tho fan lcr. ' -All right, " said Wulfon,
'b,oro In tha doUar.'.' JIo put tho ros
of fiis ,ionoy in his pocket, then stop
ped qu'ckly to tho horse's head and
rcmnrkud: "1 will take, tho halter but
I guosa ,1 will not -take tho horso."- Ho
took oil tho haltor, lot tho horso go
looso, nnd tho breeder had many a
long day in which toropontof hisover-
A MiuIlN 1'acc,
"A mall's pace" need not bo usod
any longer ns n-term more or less
ludeflvjto. By nh interesting- experi
ment At tho Florence Polytechnic In
stitute a fow days atro tho paco was
ascertained oxaetly'afid'rcduced to fig
ures, which may bo used by porsons
who favor tho uso of exact tcrms , A
half dozen of tho mollusks were
permitted to crawl botwoon two points
10 feet uparl, and from this tho avcr
ago paco was ascertained. In working
tho calculation Into foot, yards, rods,
furlotfs nnd miles sit was found that It
would tako a snail cxacHll days to
crawl & mllo.
r- Old IVJcndK. . t
Big Bon. "Oh, flattery's tho bano
of friendship! Just look at you and
me old man! Why, I've always told
you tho truth about yourself however
disagreeable. It's a way I havo. And
yot we'vo bcon fust friends for forty
years, and I like you better than any
friend I possess. Indeed you're about
tho only friend I've got left." .
Llttlo Dick (dwmliyy-ej'Ah.'Ebut
. - . . rn l-' . . r -. .- nw j 'wtt
you must remember that I've novel
told you tho trutlbaQk.agalnU ,
A RUSSIAN ROMANCE.
Walter lltiant' Shortest Story nnd On
of III Iiest.
"Wnltor Besant, tho English novelist,
In a notu rocolved from him by tho
Phlludolphia Press, says: "Horo is a
truo story which docs not bolong to my
correspondence, but I think It vory In
teresting. I clvo it as it was told to
mo: -A certain young Busslan, of good
family, foil in lovo with a"villago girl,
whom ho wished to marry. His father,
objecting on tho ground of social dis
parity, made arrangements by Jwhich
tho girl was betrothed to a young poas
ant of hor own class.
"Now, it is tho custom In somo parts
of Russia for tho bridegroom and his
friends to begin drinking early In tho
day of tho marriage bo that when tho
timo comes for tho church coromorty
tho groom has often to bo led to tho
altar and supported by a friend on
either hand. This happened on tho
morning of tho murringo of tho girl.
Tho bridegroom was led to tho altar
and supported by two men, of whom
ono was tho young gentleman himself.
"Now mark ills craft and subtlety.
Vi'ton tbo timo camo for joining hands
ho put -out his own hnnd,.-ho groom
bclcg too far gono to notice anything,
and so ris joined in matrimony to tho
giri. jTho certificate of tho marriago
hu alftndy been wrlon In tho register
before Sho ceremony, a precaution ob
"Ihi wedding over, tho "young noble
took tl.o girl from hor peoplo at tho
chut'.'h door, drove hor away, nnd took
her to Paris, Where they lived togeth
er ir amity for-sbvcral years.
"Th,pn tho father died, and it be
came ;iacossary to return to Russia,
and. il possible,, for tho sako of tho
cliiliren, to get tho marriago duly
ack no lodged.
"Tlilu business Was intrusted to a
laivyo.-, who vlbUed tho village and
(Ki'f tto register. Ho returned, stat
ing tlutl it wns impossible, becauso tho
marrfijjo was entered in tho books as
betweaa tho rustic and tho girl. Bo
log, h&wovor, assured that somothlng
must li) dono ho returned, got posses
sion 6T tin register, und clumsily
cvast I tho uamo of tho rustle brldo
grooitj. This dono ho at this point
you us',- what ho did, and overybody
says, Mlled in tho other name.' No,
ho di I not; ho . wroto ugaln over tho
erase re tho onnio of tho villago swain,
llo did not, therefore, forgo tho record,
but if ills noblo' client afterward found
it dojl.ablo tO assert that fcomo ono
had dono so tho fact of tho erasure
would bo apparent."
!oip Ilatll- Hunted Coronet.
Disgraced .and blackguard peers aro
now quite a Strang body In England.
Ono of tho Irish carls, who was a cor
poral iu tho Lifo Guards before ho suc
ceeded to hit title, did six months' hard
labor for bortio breach of military die-
J ciplino. Ar other peer, an English ono
and tho Mm of a lord high chnncollor,
can novcr show his faco In the houso of
lords again.-IIo committed ndisgusting
crime. Ho has dropped his titlo and
Is now clerk to n firm of auctioneers in
Australia, Tho marquis of Ailosbury
still alTects his -costermongor suit on
odd occasions, and likoj to mako a 1)ot
tlmt ho ill sell u barrow of greens ns
quickly asuny huwkor in Whltucliupul.
By the uny, i". Is interesting to noto
iu tho peorago for 1891 that tho mnr-
chionoss, once known as Dolly Tester,
now figures us "Dorothy Julio, daugh
ter of T. Hawily, Esq." Tester's papa
was about as unmitigated a rufilau of
tho tough tribe as England has ever
Zllalce n Noto or If.
An English dentin --who tried
hypnotism in his profession was very
successful. IIo extracted a tootli for a
lady whilo sho wns In a hypnotized
condition, and when sho was awakened
sho said bho had not felt tho removal
of tho tooth, and sho has not experi
enced any discomfort slnco.
Clothes do not mako tlio mnn, but tho
youth frequently owes a good deal to Ida
tailor. Capo Cod Item.
It may bo.tliat a great deal of this prom
ised street-car olectricity is something of a
New York policemen with their ulppcrs
find their match when attacked by tho
grip. How Orleans PIcayuuo.
When tho othor man begins to quoto
statistics you may nrsumo that you havo
won tho argument. Elmlra Oazotto.
Tho people of every utato havo their fads.
Tbo fad of Massachusetts seems to. bo to
collect old maids. Somorvlllo Journal.
"Did you over tal:o a temperance drlukl"
"Yes," responded tho Kentuckian, sadly.
"I passed through tho oxperieuco'ouco."
If men know as much of themselves as
thoy usually do of their neighbors, they
would hardly dare to speak to theinsolvcs.
" "YcsJ tho doctor has given him up," sho
said tedrfuUy. "Well," said tho callor,
"there's ono hope yet. Let. him givo tho
doctor up." Philadelphia Itecbrd.
Ilohhs fnlsAinir to hiro a mlto of rooms
rknd thinking his frliipd Ollshnw can assist
him): Hello, GIUhifl'T; you aro just tho
man I want to oee. .M'jo lieen looking for
a Hat for over.a week. Boston Herald.
lney,"CuiniroV 1" oxclaims tho first hoy,
nudging his companion's olbow excitedly
nt tho circus; "seo that there latfy dancing
on dor wlrol" "Wot of iti".asks tho
'otueiC "They ain't no current on."
Miss Sliorpo: Yohr friend Woodon re
minds mo so much of tho loarnod profes
sions. Bullfinch: Ah, bo'll bo glad to
hear it; but In what way? Miss Sharpo:
Why, thcro's 60 much room at tho top.
RAM'S HORN BLASTS. ,
A good doal of tho devil's best work
Uoilo by careless peojjlo.
Tho woman who talks about her ncigh
bors is no worse thai) the ono who 'istons.
A church with ajxor fpundatlon nover
gains anything by"havhig a very tall
If un alligator could talk, ho would
probably doclaro tliat ho had a small
Tho man who never makes mistakos
misses a, good' many splendid chances to
Tho superiority of somo' mon ismoroly
local. Thoy aro great because their asso
ciates aro little.- Jpfinson. t
Somo peoplo can trust God as long as
thoy havo plenty of money, but when the
bank breaks their religion all goes with Jt,
The mnn who knows that he was ono
kind Of a fool yesterday very ofton has a
Bugpicionlhat hi U some i otherkmdy of a
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.fool yfSKTSSsi. WT&SFm
A BUDQET OF ENTERTAINING
TALK FOR ALL. ,
The lirazlllan Government Wniits to Kx.
tcrmlnuteltho Vampires I'ro
poseil l'roteotlVB Armor .
' ' tt!ccr'l'rlvllcgc. ,
Tho Brazilian government has re
peatedly oiTorcd a ljberaLrcward for a
plan resulting in an nbateraent of tho
vampire plague, which in tho provinces
'of Bahili'nna Matto Grosso makes
stock-raising almost Impossible As
mnny as twenty of tho winged blood
Buckerji nlto.cka cow-dti a slnglo night,
in sulto of all precautions, says Dr.
I'ollx Oswald, in tho Philadelphia
Times, but a local scientist now pro
poses to nbato tho nuisance by burning
down tho forests on masse, and thus
doprlvo tho llttlo ghouls of their hid
ing places in tho intorior of hollow
trees. In dry summers tho project
would no doubt bo fcaslblo, and under
the. lmpulso of a favorablo gale tho
conflagration could oven bo rollod upon
to pass tho barriers of tho broad rivers;
but there Is a serious risk that tho sum
mers of tho oxpurgatod districts would
soon got dry to a degrco not contem
plated In tho programme of tho pio
jeetor. Tho vast plains of cast
em South America aro oven
now liable to protracted droughts, and
thoro is, indeed, an ugly nnalogy be
tween tho low-lands of Brazil und tho
basin of tho Sahara desert, which Is
known to havo oxtended its area con
siderably within tho last fow hundred
years, nnd mny onco have been a region
of overgroon forest llko tho Empire of
Morocco, where continuous woods oncol
strctchod from tho Atlas Bango to tho
shore-sands of tho Atlantic, constitu
ting tho best timber provinco of tho
Bomam Empire, though nrborcal vege
tation is now almost as ecarco as on
tho volcanic cinderfields of tho moon.
It would, indeed, bo a mistake to sup
poso that tho neighborhood of tho
ocean constitutes anything llko a guar
antee for tho continued productiveness
of tho Brazilian coastlands. Twice
slnco tho beginning of tho present
contury thoso plains woro visited by
droughts that caused more distress
than our civil war, and tho wholesale
destruction of woodlands would fcoon
mako Buch droughts a chronlo ullllo
tlon. rnoTEcnvn .union.
Professor T. D. Garnler, of Mar
seilles, publishes tho result of a series
of Interesting experiments with pro
posed substitutes for the metal mall
coats of tho middlo ages. Pressod cot
ton, annealed copper chains, fabrics of
half-tanned leather, all proved a ro
raarkablo resisting powor, but wcro
surpassod by a network of heavy silk
cords plaited in doublo Inycrs and
backed by rings composed of an nlloy
of aluminum nnd coppor. Tho Ger
man repeating rillos can ho fired cltrht
times a minute, nnd in tho hands of a
trained brlgndo would koep up a con
tinuous hall-storm of bullets, but thoso
bullets oro so small that tholr pono
tratlvo forco could bo counteracted
easily enough to justify tho rclnlro
ductlon of protcctlvo armor, at loast
for cavalry and artillery.
A correspondent of tho Courier
Francois defends tho French prlvilcgo
of illltornoy on tho strange ground
that compulsory education makes tho
mas3 of tho peoplo hato lltbraturo. In
Genuany, he says, whoro ovcry farm
er's and cooper's boy is dragged to tho
school house, only tho upper classes
read, whllo working peoplo detest tho
very sight of a book, and associato
education with tho idea of government
despotism. In tho United States, on
tho other hand, whoro attendance at
school Is largely optional, almost
wholly so In tho South, ovory farmer
who can possibly spare a dime a week
subscribes for a newspaper,'' and in
splto of freo (i. o.; non-compulsory)
schools general Intclligonco has reach
ed a far higher lovol in Franco than in
Germany or Austria.
' When tho first pioneers settled in
Upper California thoy used to vaunt
tho zoological attractions of tho far
west, especially of tho hluo-gray squir
rel, that enllvon tho hillsides with
their restless gambols and climb, run
and .dig with oqual dexterity. At
present thoy would probably pay a
liberal premium to got rid of thoso
oxpensivo pots. A year ago a colony
of squirrels flooded n 18,.000-ncre tract
of valley lands byMindormlning tho
Colusa lovecs and recently sovernl
fino tvhfcit farms In Stanislaus and
Tohama counties wero sold at ii great
sacrifice utter tho samo rodents, had
ruined a Bucecsblon of promising liar
vests." A FAIlt COMl'KOMISC.
Tho natives of Montenogro are tho
most lnvotcrato betters on earth. They
stako tholr pennies on a cock-fight or
tho Issuq- of an election with equal
roadinoss. Thoy lay wngcr3 on duels,
on tho length of a drought or of a ser
mon, and ovon bet on tho verdict of a
circuit court, but aro required to state,
their theorlos in an undertone lest too
audlljio.,gommcntsrmIght bias the de--cision
of tho judges.
A farraor of Hancock county, Maino,
toasts tho possession of an iron camp
Irottlo that has been In tho family sov
oral hundred yoars nnd is considered
qulto ti local curiosity for having dono
servico i.t tho Mllos Standish campaign
against tho Penobscot Indians. For
Indian campaign purposes tho portablo
distilleries of that time proved, how
ever, ovou more effective.
Tho Cncr ZUnlio the Bootes.
Ono of Iho most oxpensivo books
brought out this year bus failed to sell
becauso it had a dull colored cover.
It vo3 very richly illustrated and
elegantly printod, and as a further
effort to mako it unqito tho idea of
binding it in leathor was adopted.
That killed it. Tho booksellers offered
jt to their lady customers but th'j
ledlos listened to nothing that was said
hv It. Thoy brushed it aside with
tho remark, "It's not pretty," or "It
Will not ma',ch anything in tho house."
Vastly inforier books with a spfash of
red oi tho cdvor or with gold or sliver
chasing on tho binding wero sold as
fast as thoy could bo printed. Now
York Sun. n
Just tho Same.
Tho other day a Virginia negro dug
uj) a sholl at Malvern Hill which had
boen "buried since" 1862, but when hji
put it to roost In a fire so as to get at
thokprnol.Jt wont. oftnnd killciba
plowdiorso and left the darkey only
onp leg to go On for Iho rest of his
life. Those old chells, woro loaded
HOW MAN MADE HIS ENTRY.
An Indian Version of the Creation of the
World and the Origin of tho Knee.
There nro few stories of a legondjry
nature that aro not related in Bovcral
different forms. A correspondent vrho
has read tho Indian legend of tho crea
tion sends tho following excellent ver
sion of it:
Whon tho Great Spirit created tho
world ho first mado throo men, all of
tho samo color. Th6n ho led them to
a pool of wntcr and bado them jump
in and batho. Ono of them oboying
at onco leaped in advanco of his fol
lows and camo out clean and whlto,
Tho others" hesitated, but ono Boon
followed tho first. When ho went in
tho water had become somewhat stain
ed and ho camo out copper-colored.
Thon tho third man went In. By
that timo tho water of tho pool had
bocomo black and ho was consequently
black when ho hnd bathed.
Thus it happens that there nro whlto
men, red men and black mon in tho
Then tho Groat Spirit laid down
three packages boforo the throo men.
which contained their future fato. Out
of pity for tho black man ho permitted
him to havo his first choico of tho
Tho black man, without hesitation,
took tholnrgc3t of tho parcels; tho red.
man, whoso turn was next, took tho
noxt largest parcel, and tho whlto" mnn
got tho remaining one, which was very
Then the mon oponod their packages.
That of tho black man was found to
contain shovels and other implements
of labor, tho rod man's contained bows
and arrows and tho whlto man's small
parcel consisted of pens, Ink and tools
for light work.
From that timo on each man mado
uso of tho tools ho had chosen.
Changed tho Subject.
Occasionally peoplo who laud tholr
own possessions to tho disadvantage of
thoso belonging to their neighbors' re
ccivo an unexpected chock.
A botanist took a party of ladies .ind
gentlemen over his grounds, pointing
out tho rarest among his plants and
flowers, and explaining their virtues.
Ono of tho visitors was an elderly
miss, who appeared to take infinite de
light in declaring, whenovor sho had a
chanco, that tho plants and flowers in
hor own garden wcro as beautiful as
thoso In tho botanist's.
Just us thoy wero passing n giant
cactus, sho oxclalmod, "Oh! that is
nothing extraordinary. I havo a much
larger cactus at homo. Indeed; I
planted It myself!"
"How strango!" tho professor ob.
servod. "This plant is already slxty
threo years old, anil, If yours is still
- Hero tho lady changed tho subject.
A very peculiar case was recently
tried in n German court and resulted
in tho offender being fined. An old
Gepnnn gavo overybody to understand
thnt ho waa 104 years old, nnd tho pa
pers getting hold of tho fact gavo him
so much freo advertising that ho began
to attract a great deal of attention.
Finally somebody who hadn't much to
do looked up tho court records, and
mado tho startling discovery that ho
was only 89 years of age. Thereupon
ho was arrested, tried as an impostor
and fined as Mated above. It is a poor
rulo that won't work "both ways, nnd
somo of our 20-ycar-old girls who,
strango to 6ay, havo seen in tho neigh
borhood of thirty-nino birthdays, h id
better look out or tho Googy man will
catch them. Peck's Sun.
All Old Will.
A hist will and testament, fivo thou
sand years old, was found recently in
Egypt. Tho testator, Sokiah, executod
It with lib own hand in favor of his
own brother, n priest of Osiris. Tho
property disposed ofln the will 'was to
go nt tho brother" s death to Sckiab's
daughter who, tho internal evideneo
of tho document shows, had thojsamo
legal right as a man to own nnd admin
ister and disposo of tho property.
Many of tho explosions in flour mils
have been traced to electricity generated
There is a differenco of only twenty-two
square miles between tho ureas'of Kugland
Tho inost unaltcrablo of water colors h is
been found to bo yellow ochro, terra
sienna, (cp!a and blues.
Men of science declare that tho orango
was originally a lerry, and that Its ovolu
tion has been going ou moro than a thou
sand years. '
An Italian physiologist of repute, nanniJ
Moso, has demonstrated by experiment
thnt thinking caiues n rush of blood to tho
brain, which varies with tho nature of tho
Following tho uxamplo of Franco and
Ilaly, tho ltussian medical conncil hna pro
hibited tho uso of saccharin as nn article of
food. Henceforward tho substanco will bo
dispensed by apothecaries and drugghts
only on medical prescription.
Tho following plan is adopted hi tho
Paris labrntory for testing tho comptir
otho durability of paving stones. A
samplo of tho rook is placed upon n ho.1
zontal plato rotating around a vuttiml
axis, and tressed against It by suitable
contrivances. Tho wear li then'comparod
with that of a elaiMard material uudor tbo
It is always from an animal's teeth that
tho diet intended for' it by nature Is judged.
But, tho fact tlmt it has incisors docs not
prove thnt It Is earnlvorouj. There nro
plenty of purely vcgotablo-cating lcaj,ts
which biivo woll-dovolopcd incisors. Tako
thomonkoy, for example Monkeys' incjstirs
nro much moro developed than thoso iof
man, tint they nro exclusively fiuit-oato'is,
tho. iucisois being useful merely for fight
ing. - - -
FUNNY THINGS WE SEE.
Tho dotcctlvo who talks too much.
Sunday newspapers for salo Saturdty
Amciicau society news In tho London
Tho well-dressodidiat who whistles Did
songs in street carsT .
Tho woman who is walking from San
Francisco to New York.
Tho man who doesn't think ho cams
moro menoy than he gets. '
Tho boy who doeih't think that cffitry
other boy has a better timo than ho his I
A girl trying to get a nickel out of hor
pockcv,ln a street car without, getting Up
MInnto Organisms That Catuo Certain
Diseases ln the Human Srstom.
It has lljcctt learned within tho past
fow years that several of tho most
serious diseases known to man are
caused by particular spocio3 of bacteria,
says T. Mltcholl Prudden ln Harpor's.
Somo diseases are called Infectious.
Among thoso forms which thus origin
ate aro tuberculosis, Asiatic cholera,
erysipelas, and some forms of blood
poisoning, tetanus or lockjaw, and
some forms of pneumonia, typhoid
fever, and diphtheria. Wo know tho
germs which nro concerned ln tho
causation of these- diseases, and csn
grow them In tubes ln tho laboratk.-
and work out thoir llfo history.
Malaria, It has been pretty well
established, Is duo to a minute organ
Ism which belongs not among tha
plants, but low down in the animal
series, in the class known as protozoa,
and it may bo thqt s,omo or all of tho
lost group above-montloned may bo
caused by similar organisms, which, as
yet, wo can not cultivate in tho labor
atory or even hrlng within our vision
with tho microscope.
Comsumption, or tuberculosis, is
largely spread by tho specific bacteria
in tho sputum thrown off by affected
persons, which Is allowed to dry and
become disseminated In tho floating
dust. Typhoid fovcr Is communicated
by tho germs discharged from tho
bodies of thoso ill of this disease,
which, in ono way or another, but
largely in polluted water and food, get
into tho digestive tract of well persons,
diphtheria may bo communicated in
like manner by tho germs in tho mem
branes or fluids from tho mouth of tho
stricken ones, and may linger long,
wholly dry, in garments and household
furniture and rooms.
Tho bacterium causing tetanus, or
lockjaw, is not often conveyed from
ono poreon to another, but is excep-
tlonal ln having its usual lurking-place
in tho soil of certain regions.
Now, how do theso particular species
of germs cause theso special forms of
disease? Wo havo already seen that
Ono of the marked life features of bac
teria Is that when they assimllato nour
ishment and grow thgy tot freo various
forms of chemical substances. When
putrefaction occurs In a bit of moat, for
example, certain bad-smelling gases,
as well as a host of other substances,
set free by tho bacteria nhich are fced
ingon the meat This causes' its putre
faction. Each species acts in its own
peculiar fashion In tho acquirement of
its food and sets freo its own pccullnr
Now, tho samo thing happens when
bacteria, ln ono way or another, get
into tho bodies of men-' or animals and
grow there. But in tho largo-'propor-tlon
of cases tho bacteria which wo
take into our bodies in vast numbers
with tho greatest varieties of uncooked
foods and with water and milk, pro
duce, if 'they grow at all, chemical
6ubstances which do no manner of
harm. It is indeed not nt all Improb
ablo that somo bacteria which aro con
stantly present In the digestiro canal
form, under ordinary circuinsmneos,
matetials which aid in tho process of
. It has, however, come about in tho
lapso.of ages that a very few, an in
finitely small proportion, of all tho
bacteria which are about us produce
chomicaLsubstancos in tho body, whiclu
in ono way or another, act 03 violent
poisons. Theso substances, produced
by bacteria, are called ptomaines, nnd
here, at lost, our plummet seems to bo
6triklng bottom. It is tho ptomaines,
or peculiar vegotablo poisons pro
duced by theso germs, whicli usually
do tho damage. Sometimes theso
ptomaines aro produced in somo
special pnrt of tho body whoro tho
baclcriu grow, and gaining nccosn to
body fluids, are carried all over tho
organism, inducing In tho most vulner
able parts thoso changes which rto
characteristic of tho disease and which
givo riso to what wo call its symptoms.
This seems to be tho case in diphtheria
and typhoid fovor, in which tho bac
teria nro confined, in the former usual
ly to tho mouth, and throat and air
passages, and In tho latter to tho in
testinal canal. But tho soluble
ptomaines are carried ovorywhero,
Tlio Small Hoy's ltcrrlallon.
It is tho small boy who usually tolls
things, and the dinner tablo Is his fa
vorlto Ihcatro, says tho Atlanta Con
stitution. Not long ago a bright little
fellow out on Pcachtrco street peered
'over Into tho dish at tho head of tho
table, and cxclallncd:
"What a little chicken for so many
Tho company smiled surreptitiously,
and his mother endeavored to quiet
him. But he was liko Banquo's ghost.
Aftor they had nil been helped and
wero eating, his faco suddenly lit up,
and, clapping his hands, ho shouted:
"Oh, yes, I know now, mamma.
This Is tho llttlo chicken that was sick
so long in tho yard, ain't it?"
Temperature of the Itooin.
"I look upon it as an nbiiluto im
pertinence for ouo adult person to dic
tate to another tho proper temperature
of ii room," a woman of soaso remarked
not long blncc. "Tho peoplo who do
such tiling nro, for tho most part, in
tolerably bclflsh and Intorosted only in
their own comfort. They havo no
moro right to regulato tho state of tho
mercury for mo, than to ordor tlio
amount of sugar in my coffco, or if I
shall havo my boef rare or well dono.
"Bccauso Eomo medical authority
has declared that 71" to 7C1 is a medi
um temperature, theso themometrio
cranks fling doors and windows open
and shut up heaters to suit them.
6olves." Now York Ledger.
-Tho Egyptian mummifying process
of preserving the bodies of tho dead
is cast in tho shade by a French chem
ist, who has discovered a process of
electroplating a corpsa with gold, sil
ver, nickle, bronzo or copper, nccord
to tho size of the friends' pocketbook.
It is horrible to contemplate, but tho
timo lias arrived when statues, as pcf .
loot as Itro ana in any desired motallis
casing, may bo erected in mausoleums
armor halls or libraries.
Three hundred to four, hundred ton3
of coabpor day is tho1-amount used In
some of the largo passenger steamers
on the Atlantic Thls,i3"bout;bno ton
per mllo run, . ? ;' -r-, v;
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