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W msWo rmiowmn
5 sm g swa OM ahtseed
a the b , rou ea rth;
My tu rat. clar the track
- aso ld for the tread
ea, "ebee t
y were old ere he was young.
5.le a plan
all the lanm
a wt res. they thus begana
mhi Mle, hia heel ItU akill to try,
Amid his ribs bewildered laid,
h.f suh recoiled, he '.wtt kew why
"Wur*ance man," he mtlnUy aid.
Neat Woe Pipe, a hot a ire:
"Put upl" be cried, in aecent bold.
ith elbbw joint he struck the lyre
And knocked the weather bureau cald.
t then le Cream, with hair ngra,
Ce. bitter cold. will be that dany
Thou dost not warm the jester's blood,
"peoone for the spnner," was her Tong,
That dragged its eathless length along.
l;"abrhd she sung, but with a frown,
And smed, "Behold I am the funny clown,
And without me there is no Joke that gocs
To every Journal In the land
I lend my omniprenrot hand:
Iye Iliad In jokes of every rrade
ever jokel and pies were mado."
oted Oysater ast his side
efte. hall drown-ded voice applied.
And ald that he was there,
And It was hardly fair. rfare?)
To forget that thef fariti ri, rsi
Charged liberal fare fair)
e id at the cahurch fair. (fare)
Whil In the tub he swam and choked
for want of air to-f air) ot air.)
with heart unripe and mottled hide
Pale Watermeloncholly nlghid.
And-but the muse woumld find it vaein
Toirve the lIst of all the train;
The hairlesa. toothless, purblind crew
That burst on man's astonihed view,
Ate hull-dog and the garden gate,
the gfrl's papa in wrathful state:
abmmaln-law, the leathern clam;
The midnight cat, the rampant ram;
The y, the IgoaJt, the skating rink.
All the old things that yolu can think
And a theae jokehe about him cried,
Their victim, man. lay down cand dld.
-R. J. Huedette, in Bre*tln Eogia.
n1 INAlINATEi OF DOIlAYFORE.
According to their habits in proeuring
their food. tigers are divided, by tho
Spieople of India, into three classes. The
lebt harmful is the "game-killer," who
lives in the hills and dense forests where
game is abundant and leats the life ,f a
bold, honest hunter. He feeds chiefly
upon deer and wild hogs, retreats reudilf
from man, and so long a he remains a
game-killer, he is a real blessing to the
.'yoi who have hard work to protect
heir crops from the droves of deer and
The 'cattle-lifter" is a big. fat, lazy
thief, too indolent to pull down Ileet
footed wild animals, who prowls around
the village after nightfall, or tie edge
e the jungles where the cattle are
herded, and kills a bullock aboutt ever
four or five da)s. The annual loss to the
cttle owners, whose herds are thus
preyed upon by cattle-lifters. is very
great, since each tigerdestro, in a
year, cattle worth about four undred
But even the most industrious cattle
lifter sinks into insignificance in the
presence of the fierce "man-eater," the
scourge and terror of the timid and de
feneeale natives. Until a tiger has once
ad his fangs in human flesh, he has an
lnstlUntive fear of man, and unless
brought to bay will nearly always re
treat from his presence. But wiih his
frat tate of human blood that fear van
ishe forever. His nature changes, and
he becomer a man-eater.
Tigers who prey upon human beings
e unually old cattle-lifters, who, from
long acquaintance with man, have
sea.ed to fear him, and find him the
siest prey to overcome and carry off.
A large proportlon ofthe man-eaters are
"-na , superannuated old tigers or
tigremses whoe teeth and claws have
beome blunt from long usage, and who
edt It too great an exertion to kill and
Thanks to our English sportamen,
and improved fire-arms, manreating
t are now rare compared with
t their numbers once were. It is
not poseibie now for a single tigress to
amuse the desertion of thirteen villages
and thbro out of cultivation a tract of
country fifteen miles square, as once oc
cured; nor for another to kill one hun
dred and twenty-seven persona before
Wing laid low. Yet, in spite of zeal
ose English sportsmen and breech-load
ing ries, the man-eaters still devour
ove eight hundred human beings in
adi every year.
It Jn but natural that in the tiger
e-nutry oue ehould hear many very In
ereeting tiger atorien. It once hap
ne that at the clcee of a glorious
Sy'a blaonm-hooting on the Auimallali
with my old friend, Theobaid, we
at before a cheerful camp-fire in the
Jungle over our chocolate and sweet
meeb, with our native followers all
about na, diaueaing the events of the
"Dd you ever kill a man-eater, Thco
iandy" Iee. d presently,
"Tell m all about It. won't you?"
I. with hungry interest "Bad he
m h peopl to account forP?"
• "TlhQe, if I remember rightly.
A hhaw a famous bhrte in his da'y
They ealled him the 'man-eater of lIor
a .' That w several years ago,
Swaaquite· youngal.er then." te
Wei with a mle, a -he stroked his
e g blu kbeard. "Do you really
"Yea, enrythia you ean remem
Wll, the Daypor man-eater was
atmrmef a llttlevillagc ad that name,
mmd wra er vllage, too, for tlirt
pIssg t dewa beiw bae, not fur
from the foot of this very range. We
had a imall timber depot there once,
and I used to run down to it every two
or three weeks for a day or so at a
time. There were plenty of cattle lift
ers about and ever so man' cattle
killed, but they were cheap anti nobotly
made any rrearst fuss about tigers until
one fine day one of the brute's made a
mistake and carried off a herd-boy in
stead of a bullock.
"Then there was a great scare. It
wasn't so much the loss of the herd-bohy
that the people cared for, for one native
more or less don't matter much, but
you know when a tiger once begins to
eat men, somehow he never stops until
he gets a dose of cold lead.
"Sure enough, it wasn't long after
that until two or three woodl-i'utters
were picked off at the edge of the jungle,:
and then the brute got holder. came out
nearer the villages, and carried off two
or three women.
"Mind you, all this wasn't done to
any one neighborhots., bhut in half a
dozen different loielitles, sometimes
miles apart. One evening the brulte
might be seen near a certain village,
and perhaps before the next miiornitng
he woult pounce uponla some poor wretch
five or six miles ol'.
"When the people saw twhat a rest
less and hungry brute that fllw i was,
you have no idea lhow hadlv scard they
were. Why, it was a perfect reigtn of
terror. In half t dotzen ilitges or more
nobody felt safe for a single day. Most
of the cattle-herders refused to take
their cattle into the jungle any more
either for love or ,unnev, and the poIor
brutes nearly starved. No wood-cut
ter dared go into the jungle either, for
it would tbe literally walking into the
jaws of death. Men did not dare to
set loot into the jungle e\cept in parties
of a dozen or more.
"Of coulrse the people stopped going
out after night, but the firt tthing any
body knew the old man-ealr r anme arnt
took a man right out of I toraypore, and
got away with him. 'IThire were big
patches of thick jungle all :.bout, andtl
for all the natives could do the tiger
was safe enough. They hadn't a gun
of any kind that they could have killed
"'I went out three tinmes. I think, with
a lot of gotod trackers amn beaters fromin
the villages, and we tried our bot, to
hag the brute, but lie t as too smart
"Well, things went fronl had to wore.
until linally one day a party f uienti
came up hlire post-il-a, to io bring uie
word that the night .eirl'c the mlian
eater lhad actua:llyv ciarried tl i tih grown
Uti daughter of tihe luau':ituIi of a little
village cl)se to I)or:l Ir '. Slhe was
seized on her town tdoor--top, just after
dark. and carried off rightI bief,ire her
mother's eyes. 'Th ht'leadmant I e'gged
ime' to om le down and try o'nce more to
killthe brute. Well. of imi -e I drolpeld
ever thing, got mnv Irilh riea,\ --I
lha only olt' good onle thten and went
down to l)oray pire.
'iThie villagers hld mariked IlHim down
as elo-ely as they" dared in e\pc'talion ll
of niy eomtingl and they' knellw vier\
ncarlv where he, was. -o allrsi the It, 1
morning with a dolzin of the hest
trackers, and abonlt lift\ be:ters. l'e set
out. I heard afterwards thit tht ll the
rest of the villagers went ti their telt
ples that tlday to ask tlhiir gods toigc lus
"The tracke'rs soon lid ius to a l:arge
patch of thick, lmattedI jungle in which
the tiger was thought to be hl ig. \'.
iposted sver'al mntll up in tree- to, w:lthl
the tiger whe'ti'ir hle ran adl iiark
him Idownl. Aftlrgtlting upa little. h]a,
scrubby tree wi th two trackers, ,'lo-' to
the pointit where wie thought tihe, tiiger
woull ibreak colver. we gave thel sigltil to
the beaters at the upller end ,if the
thicket anlld the heat began. The min
worked along slowly, . keping well
together for afety-, not n:lakiing too
much noise, but ,ltlile cnot-ugh to scare
any tiger. Tihe heaers worked along
the edges of the lpatill. and beire they
hail gone more tlhat half way di,v n. tlh"
man-eater skulkeid ouilt of tilne bUli.ie, at
the lower etill. I exl.pect-ed him tit 'onl,
close to my tree, aind he didl -t:iut for
the nearest evter whicih wals ,' Indl uis,
just ats we thotught he' wvouht, btt ibefore
be got witllin anythilng like fair ranglle,
he sulidenly changeld his 'i,ur-e, tand
madeolflrapilily in anothcrilirettin. lie
twiggedl us, vyoiu se, alt proposei.,d to,
give its a good widet berth. I drew Iup
and blazed awany at him as lie rautI just
for luck-one barrel after another, buti
taking all disadvantlages together, I
missed both timnes, wid tle brlute bolted
off at a lively gait, growling at us until
"After that we hall to track hinm, and
it was nearly three hours lbefore vwe
finally lodged him in another jungle
patch. It was aboiut the hlttist part iof
the day, ant Ihe Iidn't like to move, Ibut
the beaters finailly drove him o llt. This
time he camne out pireci.aly where we
thought he wohln t. andl being cliear
out of our re(ach, hei skulked off witlhout
my even firing at him.
"He led us a line clhase the rust ,f that
day until late in the afternoon. Just as
we were talking aboutt giving up tlhe
hunt for that da anld goilg home, one
of the markers in a tall tree near-st the
hills got terribly excited about sin:'
thing, and begai to warvIi his arms atollt
like a maniac. antd yillt'd out to uI,
pointing toward thei jiltigie in the iliric
tion the tiger had giin. Presentl wei
saw a cloud tf dust til that way, anlt a
little later a herd of cattle, rlshlint
wihlh"y along a roadl l'teading from tihe
jungle toward Dora\'l,,,r.. He stllliiedl
the cattle had met the tiger, andl sta:nm
pededl on the spot. As quickly as helie
coull, the marker .lild lown out of his
tree, and came running toiwarldus at the
top of his speed. II' 'tame uIp pinttiun
and perspiring, anid whlat do you tlhink
'"I haven't the least idea."
"Well, sir, he saw that brute of a
tiger actually kill thle herdsmna, whi
was driving that hierl of cattle, and
carry thim Into a little )atch of juntgle
cose to the roaed! TIhe marker said we
could surroundl the thicket the tiger was i
in it we could get tlhere before ihe 1.ft it
or the contiluous jungle, ani we
eagerly caught at that last ohanei I
pidked out about twenty men, ant wi
started across the open country on a
dead run. When we got withi sigilht of
the thicket, we saw itwasof about three
3cres in extelt. Aftler gis ing dilr'ectons
to our little hnndlful tf heaters I t'k k
four of the trsckers who were auoid
with splrs, and t·ide a detour to got
Into the belt of jungle without being
seen from the thicket. Ote in, we
worked rapidly down to the point oppo.
site the thicket At the edge there was
nothing but low bushes about seven or
eight feet high. no tree half large enough
for us to have climbed into to shool
*It was a foolish thing to do, I sup
pose. but I determined to stand right
there, and for once get a good. fair
shot. The trackers thought it very
risky, but they promised to stand by me
whatever happened. So I took my po
sition in the edge of the bushes, postel
the trackers close behind me, gave thi
signal, and the beat began.
-'Fighting tigers on fst is anxioul
business, and I had hard work to keep
my hands steady while we watched.
liBt we had not long to wait. Fivq
nminutes after the beat began, we saw
the tiger's face peering cautiously out
of the bushes at the end of the thicket
opposite us. He saw'the men in the
trees, and felt that he could safely pass
between t hem. lie walked outof cover.
and skulking low amongst the stunted
bushes, at a swift trot made straight for
where we were standing. lie got over
the ground very rapidly, glanclng suls.
piiously right and left, mouth a tritle
opten to breathe freely. At last we were
face to face! I covered him from the
,moment he left the thicket, and when
he was within forty vardsof its. I aimed
at his chest to malts qare, anil fired.
Down he went in an Instant. roaring
and growling horribly, biting and claw
ing in every directiiin. Quick as pos
sible I gave him the second barrel, and
tried to reload. I could scarcely man
age it, for by that time my hands shook
as though I had the palsy, and I trem
bled all over with excitement. I was
only a youngster then. you know." said
Theobald, with an apologetic smile.
"Well, another shot ended the brute,
anil then you shoult have seen the ex
citement and joy. as the whole gang
canle running up, and gathered aroundl.
I ntcvcr saw men so nearly tickled to
death as those fellows were. They
eroiwded around that dead tiger, and
abused him frightfully in the most ab
surd ways, putting dirt in his mouth,
beating him with their sticks, and call
intg him hiy all the had names they could
'"After they had relieved their feel
ings in such ways, they made a litter of
poles, put the carcass upon it, and:
started for 1)ora'vpore. It was a tri
amphal march. "The peolle flockeLd out
of the villages we passed to see the dead
man-eater, and to praise the sahib for
Iris gr:iani -kill. and above all to makt
sure the tiger they had so long lived in
perpetual fear of, was really hdead.
'T'hey satitl that I was their fathir., t:heit
motiter, lord of the earth, and don't
knovw lwhat all else.
""1 cut illi tl, head of the tiger, ndi]
stifln-id it to keep as a trophy: it is -til.
at muy brother's hungalow in Madrlas.
'1 i. ;iGovernment reward I clainted, anl
gave to the widow of the poor herds. I
rman whose death enabled its to slay liii
slayer, and so) that was tie end of the
Iioraypore man-eater."- Itilliam T.
lo mludly, in Youth's C.oipaniionu.
The Height of Wares.
Many experiments have been made tt
mnla-ore the heighlt of waves in all con.
ditions of weather. One aulthority goe'i
as high as sixty-foiurfeet and anotlher am
low as live feet, giving it as his reasor
tat the pelnetrating power of windl can.
not reachl b'low that udipth. ()f this
philosopher it may be pr-sumed that ihi
was a i:umrt vi to sea-sitkniess, and that
lhe' must have contented himself with
mlaking his calculations in his sthuly.
I t, tlhe ,t her lhand, a height if sixty
four feet is almost as ahsurd, though it
is nolre in correslpondence than live feer
ian possiblv be with our conception of
thu altitude of the majestic s:urges
which roll undilr the impulse of stornms
of wind along the surface of the great
cieann-. It is true that the earthquake
wave has been known to rise to sixty
fit: vet surges of this kindl are hlappil1
si:are-i, since when they occur they aren
not onily in the habit of razing wholi.
to-wns upon the coast line where thely
b-reak. but of carrying some of the yes
-ils thev may encounter at anchor ith
the neightborliood to the distance of a
ia\'s walk inland. I'ractical exjperi
nii;e, Ihowever will look with suspitioun
iupon most of the scientific theliori-es
touhling the altitude and velocity of
wavei. Prof. Airv's table couples
spe'ed with dimensions, and, as a sam
ple, of his calculations, it may be shlown
that a wave one hundredl thousand feer.
in breadlth will travel at the rate of
,:I:t.i, feet per second in water that is
ten thousand feet deep. This is possisl
Ile. but it is dtillieult toaccept such cn
-lisnions as exact. At all events, theure
is nothing more deceptive than the
hetight of waves. The tallest seas in the
world run off Cape Horn, where,
whether the wind blows east or west,
they have a holiday ground within a
belt of eight or ten degrees that com
passes the globe without the iuterven
tiio of a break of land. Any man whit
has run, say, before a strong westerly
gale round the Horn will know the m:ag
nitude of the seas which follow his-ship.
Viewed fron the stern when the ves-el
sinks in the trough, the oncoming sea
that is atbout to underrun the ship anti
lift her suuaring to the living heavitis
will -,,m to heave its ruslhing sunmtit
to the lheight of the mizzen-top; but
wheni the summnit in gained by the oh.b
slrver, and tile waves vieweil from
there, it will then be ,-en that thrus
cei-sts which fromn thi delick looked a
hng way lup. will now appear to Ibe a
lolg wIt" down. It is a c-inomon shoreo
gilug pltir:ase that the seas rln "moun
tail, high." The idea implied is not
very generallyv aceeluted by saillhrs,
thiugh the terl may be ,otmetinlel
usedl by thilm for convenienue. ''hiiI
truth is, if waves were as tall as tht'
are iponlarly supposed to be, no shilii
cotluld by any poslbsilitv live in lthem.
T':ey are loIty to the fancy, because at
sea they are lusually slrveyed from low
fre-nboards. To a splectator on a ste:imtir,
withll a six-foot brhight of side, an Atlaut,
tic or Pacific surge would necessarily
appelar as a mountain as compared it.
tile aspect it would take from the deck
of an otl line-of-battle ship. with a
thirty-fe-st "dip,' or from one of thuos
lofts, glazed, and castellated structturin
which in former times took six montht
to jog soberly from the Thames to lbe
Iloughly.-Leoso_ T- .ugruph.
---James Lyon, of anola. G,, b
thirL- cbidroo-- dlfi a falgdis .
PEI8orLL lAND_ I PSONAJLA
-Miss Longfellow, the daughter of
the Poet longfellow, is engaged to be
married to a brother of Mrs. dle Bull
-Julia Stockton, a society belle of
the White Sulphur Springs, Va.. has
-one home carry log with her one
hundred four-leafed clovers picked at
.-In one of the mountain counties of
Kentucky a woma has held the office
of Justice of the Peace without legal
authority for the last ten years.
-Emma Abbott, the opera singer,
has introduced thei novelty of wearing
on the stage perfumed dresses whose
colors correspond in tint with the
flowers from which the odors are ex
--Matthew Knox died in Brooklyn re
cently at the age of one hundred and
four years. 11, was of Scottish birth,
and (came to Anmerica only five years
ago, when he was ninety-nine years old.
-Members of the Mexican Legisla
ture wear full dres suitns of black, with
white ties and often gloves. Nearly all
the memlers are of middle age, with
black hair and eyes, and hardly a gray
or bald head can be seen.
--A nlan livino near Edisto. In Aiken
County, S. C., Coasts of having three
mothers-in-law still living, twenty-nine
brothers-in-law, thirty sisters-in-law, the
most of whom are still living, over one
hundred and tifty nephews and nieces,
and only one grandehild.
-M. Chevroul, the f:namous French
chemist, has passeP, his ninly-nlinth
birthday, ard gives as the seciret of lung
living: "I have nelver been a pessin ist,
and I have cautiously kept tmyself from
being too niuch of an optinmist. If I
had not worked hard I would have dlied
long ago. One thlinig above all I have
remarked: The ohllr I grow the better
mankind seems to hait' become."
-Henry Marsti'. one of the best
known men in New Orleans,
likes to tell about a visit once made
liv him in eompantiii with his father
to General Washilngin, then Presidlent.
Mr. Marslton, isw las-t ninlety-one
years, says that y)lig as lie was ait the
time of the meniorablle visit, the feat.
ures of the great nI:uui were tixed so
strongly in his milnd that lie never
shall foirget then.--N. 0. t nis.
-The King of Sviweidti had narrow
escapes, it seems, li lie on his recent
tour in Enigland. A tlremi'ndius storm
arose soon after he left I;otlitcnbirg,
aind anotllher as ILe neaI,:lred the Englishl
coa.t. While he us- a initillng Hlol'-rood
:a violent lhiunlhers,,tr'l camie on, and
the lightning struick ise to a window
h5 wvlich tie Wsv -i.:iiling. Later in tle
day it actually hit a ca-rrliage which wasi
awaiting him. The lciachman escaped
tby being at the llmr-es heads.
-.liohn F. Ilendri,. inow nearly sixty
years of age, living in Pickenis Colunty,
S. ., is a renmarkable man. 11 is the
fat hllerof thirteen chirlirin, ten of whom
are living. Hle hi:i nevei, r been sworn
as at juror or wisne,- in aiy couirt, linever
Stied iny oine and nlser has lieen sued.
lie has never used an oath. neixer took
a cihew of tobc:l(.ol. tnever nol ked ia pipe
or a cigar, nl-ever' took it drink, and
neither of hiris tolns s ever used tobacco
or whlisky. lie now live,- quietly on
his lllantation of 7:15 aieret, onil wliich is
onei iof the let crops of colrn :nd lcot
ton in the upper part of the Slate,
,'t. Ljotuis i/u,,-.
"A LITITLE NONSENSE."
-"I don't believe in nadd-ages," said
the aniienit maidei n who lhad lbeen ",just
tw5iiety-live'" for the last Iten yIear-t. whien
imtllibolsdy qutltd ait ohi s:wl.--lche
-A Boston girl nevereallsan iceberg
"'an icelberg." Oh lno! She always
speaks of it as '"a floating a:igreg:ation I
of tangible frigidity."- N. S..Murnini g
-..Ah, i-n't she a duck?" cried an
adlnirer, as thlie doctor's idaughter
passed. ''N. doubt." Ieplied a imean
wretci.h: "hler fIather is .s quack."
I.uvisi'ille C(,uriur Journal.
- -We sendl I':nadla or cercoked cash
iers, and she sendils us frouga. Both are
juiluiers. - '. Y.: 'om,,n ercietl Aldl r
tis r. Yes: lnlll bith carry greenbacks
with theli'. --.i. rri.dorun Ilral,).
--1 hat is wlttllr than a gi'il nitih a
wattert.tl oil I-cr head, iIa c(al:raci in her
eyeu. late on herlI- c heek. flourteen springs
in her s kirt., anid high-tied hulooi? A
dude with a nition in his lbrain. - l'ash.
inlton litu h. t.
--'ivilits at the RIaces: "'Bah, Jove!"
exclaimed :ia iong slim to his girl at
the races, '-lii just a dollar out." At
this moment a fathlerlyv-loking old fel
low broke hiiii all up by leaning over
his shoulder askin,: "li'usysouir nmother
know you're out, souny?"- .1 Y.
-"Sir," said ta barber to a lawyer
who was passting his door, "will you
tell me if this is a good ten-ihilling
ice ?" T'll lawyi-r, plronouni-ing the
piece good, ldepouited it ill his waistcoat
picket, ailuling, with great gravity:
"If yiii'11 let our lIl ruim round to mty
otlice, 'II send you bliak the three-and
fourpence ch'liaigi'." - ('icango Jourual.
-In a Bo.ston paper is a laily's ailver
lisenient "For a i.arefuil Ill:an to 1ook
after the house aind tue comrany for her
doi durling her absence in Europe." It
takes a ipretty gusI man to be company
for a lirst-cIlas dlg au\ahere; to be
company for a lihuuton d," would tax
the accouinpilihmunts if the best man
that ever comin l.ti for benc-lshow
honors. -('hie- o /,urnatl.
-A new thuisrv of the sun spots:
"Remus, ii,,w fuir amt ie sun f'om de
carf ?" .'.'Wlt. W Ilu-ru, ileis iliflir 'bout
it. ,Sonle lilkc s h)Iti furliir and tlud
dlet's tinks 'linl -i fulr." "''In! jisio.
But what's Vii' i-lee "'ou' uleii spots on
da solaurulni liat folks talks 'lioilt "
dain die heau, ,if ,ie nails ilat tiol's de
sun onto ite -k\." --.It/lautes C('onslitt-.
--"Never, Augustus., never." "And
vet yiu say youl love me, Eulalia."
"Passionately. i! votedly." "Still you
refuse to elope with me." "Positively_
"fflut in no other way can our lives
urlnited. Your parents wsil never m,
Int." "I know it." "You fear per
ial's that i-liar tligllt with me might kill
Itbmu ?" "(thl no d:inger. They are
prut-v tougbh." "Thunr why hesitate P"
•*y ' nw, w u'.J hIe p lllihlieIid in all Ue
palvers."--Philtd inh l ia Call.
Hints About Ufl erly.
Thei imported bonnets ate either ~ry
simtnie and plain, and should therefore
tbe mnepensvie, or else they are Ix
tremely rich, Ietag made of embroid
ered stufll stiff with the threads of gold
antd Ibeds with which they are wron1ht.
For simple b.oonts smooth with felt Is
chosen for general use. and plain velvet
for uicer wear. The lew felt bonnets
have the crown cut out in a curve or
point on the lower edge to make room
for high dressed hair, or to form a pretty
tinish above that part of the hair which
is combed upward from the nape of the
neck. It is a sert easy matter to trim
such a bonnet byhv placing a very large
cluster of stiff lojlps of velvet ribbon
near the front, directly on top, making
each loop stand out in wing shape, just
as small wings are now arranged. On
the edge of the brim a binding of gal
hlon, or some velvet folds, or a puff, are
all that is needed. A bird's head or
some straight feathers may be thrust in
among the velvet loops, or the whole
cluster there may be of feathers grouped
by the more practiced milliner s hand
before being sold. These montnres
simplify the trimming, and only need a
little care in sewing them on. as they
have a good background for holding the
stitches. The strings may be the small
velvet how now so ptpular, or else they
may be two yards of velvet ribbon from
two to three inches wide; this ribbon
cross.es the lower edge of the crown, or
may he attacheal un each side by a fan
The richest fabrics, some of which cost
one huidred and forty dollars a yard
ano are so narrow that a yard wvill only
serve for two crowns, are" the gold-em
broidred canmel's-hair made as stiff as
metal with threads of gold. Far simpler
tlhan these are the embroidered velvets
with small li-ulres all over theml, as for
ilnstante, a loezenge shape iwrlUght in
self-colored silk with a zigzag outline of
silver or gilt threads. This design is
handotne in black and silver velvet
plated smoothly on the smnall crown.
while thew close capote brim is covered
with diagonal rows of silver braid
edged with a thick cord covered with
black vlihet. On top of the bonnet is
a rositit' Iluster of black laet- tIhreaded
with silter and this holds sonmne brill ant
feather of the hird-of-paradise which
are cut only a few inches in length. and
are far moire graceful thlan the long
slender ptimtis of that bird when used
in their natural length. The strings arq
of strild velvet and watt-red silk.
(;rctn il the prev:ailing clor in im*
potrte'd llonnets for the autjomin and
winter., and i seen in the usual dark
nIIyrtIl and bottle greiens, but is
moist dli-tinguishable in the new and
lithter ltu-lnoi sht:adis. The'l are rhand
somtt frise figurtled velvet witihout tigr'es
for trhe brirmn ad the strings. larck
blttrn withll green l tilnges giving ilive
Ihuis e-tt,itnil allnd-olllely withl the
briglhtr greens, and i; worn nlear the
fat"u when ersln is used for the crown. .
A idark tu\rtle velvet htl has its brim
anlh., 1o.t sharpls pointe,l, and partly
eottred inside nea lthe ftare with a
cluster of titn piping folds of brilliant
clltulileit red velvett.
A ,novel!, in velvet round hats is to
lnat the to1p of the crown quite soft. as
if to itndent it at pltature, and to .covert
lhi sides of the trotwn withl gatlired
v-.lvet, formsing two ultfI all arotunt it.
The hrin is thetn covered plainly. and
dgied with iallon thaIt has goldi threads
in it, or ele gull heails. but the pirefer
enec is for r.utight gold r:ather thlan
for bhtdi. cel ltt ribbohn tloops and a
bunch of f'athuer- tdire.tly in front are
:almost the iily iriiming.s seen on
riounl hats. liThe high sliari- of slightly
Iapl'eriiig c'r'os arti loat iiet.d, and the
brimn is narrow and i -til ti bing quite
even all arutttt, or else ;gztiting still
narrower in the ibatk. The c.riwn is
high aind large t'enoughl t to ake in the
high ioil of hair, if the hat is set slightly
hack on thle head. and in this way the
front hlnir is al!so slihown.
Felt Iroundl hItt to natch woolen snits
hIave erding all over lihe crlown in ver
micwlli pattIlrn, ort l"s, I eli are slightly
embroidered in silks of the stuime shade.
Galloon, vetilt bands, antl wings thruist
in velhet tlhops are the trimmilngs for
felt hats.--lltrlotr's alazar.
Now tihat the ilain white nmantel it
out of fiashioin, a deviive ftor covering it,
whlich will prtoduce the popular effect,
mlay be accepltable to mnany. The sup.
position is that the mantel shelf is sup.
plited with a lamirirequin, anti we desire
to etc\er the I:uire whiteness of the man
tel front. Of the lambrequin Imaterial
make two etlrltains just reaching to thle
floor anld meeting in the center directly
over the lire front. 'llhe curtains are
susipended tIy snlall rings on a slender
brass rod placed tinder the antel
shelf. They should be sparingly deco
rated with e-mbroidery or whatever class
of ornamentation is put upon the lam.
Another means of transforming a
white niantthl is 1,by tllhe use of paint.
Wheret t is fItnil necessary to do over
the woodwork of a room, have it done
in the fashionable cherry or mahogany
color, painlting the mantel in the same.
Haive the usual black lire front done to
imitate copper and goli. anti tihe ef.
f-ct is new. novel and pleasing.--Cia
cinati"f T mes.
How hugar Cane Urowl.
Sugar cane grows titring about five
and ia ihalf months. It makeis its ap.
iearant'e say oin the Ist of April, and by
thie 1.5tl of Septielmbwir it Ilas done reach.
ilg uluwarll. In that time it grows or
iought Ito grow tw.Ive feet, COllnting the
whit.e joitlts and the top tiag or tuft. On
tile 1st tf Jnilv it is some four feet hIighi,
so that from ihen ulnltil the 1.5th of sep
teneber it grows ninety-six inches. During
August. however, it reaceis the largest
rate of itlteatse, the ordtliiar griwth
during that month iundtler favrable con
ditinshi bing forty ilich's. Aupist is
known as the "grtwinlo monult.' It is
then that cultivation is ovet'r and the
grouil thorouighl shatded yv tlhe foli
age. It is then thatl the daily showers
stimulate the processof vegetation until
One can al:ost literally "see it" shoot
upward. It is on clear, still nights
during this month that you can hear
that lght cracking siound all over a
healthy hietl of cane. It is the mnnth
wicn, inositad of growing three-fourlthsu
of an inweh per ilay, gp,,dl cane ought to
grw oniie itch "aut a i hl.--I .
The Sehea Raster Earrlet Mecrkle'O
Knew Dick MeCorkle! well, I swmrt
The ornary little Thug! An' he's got a
ranch on the Peoes, you say, an' pop
'lar among the cowboys. Great Gosh!
I knowd hils when he wa a flop-mouthed
boy. He was a terror, I tell you. We
was at school together, me an' him.
Iop'lar then? Well, no, not enough to'
spile him. Why, we boys just despised
him. We uster git up in the night tot
bate him. You see it war this way:,
The school master wanted to marry his
sister-Dick's sister. Dick was a
freckled-faced and oodfish-eyed plu
an' he never know'd his lessons, but h
wasn't lieked an' thumped, nor jammed
up against the wall, nor batted on the
head with a frame of an old slate. The
schoolmaster wanted to marry his sis
"He was let sit with the big girls, an'
'go out' as often as he wanted to The
utttle spike-haired cur could come late
and eat nuts and champ apples in
school hours without one word of re
proof, an' when he spilled ink on the
foor he didn't git a belt on the ear
with a Mc(;uffey's third reader. Oh.
no. The schoolmaster wanted to marry
"How we hated that young hoodlum!
We tried to lower him in the master's
estimation by putting up jobs on him.
We were guilty of dead loads of vil
lainy and injustice in our attempts to
make the teacher turn on him, but it
was always a cold day for us, and we
never succeeded, for the school master
wanted to marry his sister.
"We couldn't see why the school
master should take revenge on our
tender hides, and why we should wear
welts and sears while the ignorant non
descript, MeCorkle, wouhl put on airs
over us, an' would wander singing
down the lane with all his imperfections
on his red head, an' bring back to the
master the tough saplings that were
worn out on the jackets of the rest of
us. lie never got a whack. The
schoolmaster wanted to marry his sister.
"1 left the school to help in camrup on
a cattle round-up. an' it was about
three months before I came back. The
first thing I saw when I got back to school
was the master whalin dallights outen
McCorkle with the cover of ani atlas.
When he had used them tup and broke
the ruler, he spit on his hands, caughb
1)irk by theit ears, and pounded his head
against the map of Asia. Then he
pulled two handfuls of hair out of his
head. andl sent hui to sit down by the
window with the broken pain where the
snow was coming in.
"I cotuld hardly bellove my eyes. I
asked one of the boys what was the
meaning of this, an' if it wasn't some
" 'No, no,' says he 'this is regular
every day. The master wtales ('orkey
eight or ten times a day now. an' es
terday he bit him with the English Ian
guagte (unabridgedt) on the head until
the jar loosened the tilliu' in his teeth.
Didn't you know that the srhoolma.stcr
had mtttried his sister1"-ri txas . jl
... ----.,e l -----,
A Wall Street broker remarked the
other day: '\V'om,n are tlhe tnto.st reek.
less gamublers in the world. I never vet
knew one to colme outtt ahead speculating
in Wail street, for tithey niever know
when to let go. As speculators, how.
ever. y htey las ten times the nerve of
men and the standl their losses with ex.
traordinarv fortitude. A striking in.
stance of tlte hold which gambling gains
on any one octurred the other day. A
woman cante into my oflice about one
o'clock in the afterntoon and asked to see
me on a nmatter of importance. I went
out to her anti found she had traveled
all the way down from Springlield.
Mlass., for the purpotse of investing some
mtoney. She tootk a bank sook out o)
her b,,sntst and showed me that she had
AI delp,,sit of four lhousand dollars.
While I was talking to her it occurred
to me several tinws that hier face was
familiar, butt I found that it was impos
sible to place her. Finally 1 asked tier
and site set'med greatly sturprised that I
had forgotten. She recalled the fact
that she calme to my offlice nearly twtelve
years ago with two thousandt dollars
and hega:t to speculate. Site had made
ten thousand dollars within two weeks
and then suddenly got caught in a
liurry and was compleltely wiped
out. Site lost every cent that she
had. Sihe went back to Springlielcd and
here she is again ready to blow in the
reut of her savings. D)uring all these
twelve years she saved the money care
fully, and every day she has read the
stock reports in the newspapers. She
has followed the market carefully and
her ideas are sound enough on stocks,
but there is no chance of hier winning.
Four thousand dollars won't go far
when you speculate with it n big
lumps, and the least little turn of the
fnarket is likely to send her back to
Springieltl penntiless. This case re
minds we of another one I had about a
year ago. I was going out of the oflice
about four o'clock in the afternoon on
my way home, when I became aware
that there was a woman sitting in onq
of the office chairs staring blankly out of
the window. I remembered that she
had been there for two or three hours,
anti made some inquiries. I found that
she was a boarding bouse keeper tiup
town, and a very estimable and dlescrv
ing woman. She had by hard work sitc
ceeding in savingoni' thousand six Iun.
dred dollars anti had listened to the per
suttasions of one of her boarders, a young
stock clerk, and had come down to my
otfice and speculated. The money that
site hadl been years scraping totg'ther
was lost in a day. I almost madte utip my
nindl never to operate for a woman
again. But what's the nse? If I don't
do it some one else will, andti the 'com.
ruish' goes as well with me as any one.
At least I think so.--llrooklyn Etagl:.
-A Boston lawyer has rooms in a
building on a corner. His professional
card tgives the number on the main
street, and if you call in the tldaytime
you find him in a law office. His pri
vate card gives the side street number
of the same building, and if you call in
the evening you go up a different stair
way to the identical same room, but it
is now a bachelor's parlor. The furni
ture is specially adapted to the trans
formation. The decsk Iecome's a side.
board, a lounge is couvered with a Inxuri
ons leopard skin, and hantuisone hang
lags are disclosed.'-luoa Jemst.