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-1 THE WORLD: TUESDAY ErVKINUNG, Iuvii,jii5im 22, 1887.' jp r9
! THE BEST THANKSGIVING PRESENT. I
MANHATTAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK, 1
NOS. 156 AND 158 BROADWAY, j
a (INCORPORATED 1850.) 1
I CALL ATTENTION TO THEIR NEW i
! INSURANCE INVESTMENT BOND I
f ' Example at the age of 25, AMOUNT, $10,000. i
J For the above amount the total sum agreed to be paid shall not exceed $7,539. (Payable in ten annual instalments of $753.90.) 9
1 THE COMPANY GUARANTEES : I
CIDOT That the amount of $10,000, together with all dividend accumulated shall be paid should death occur at any time within twenty years, PAYABLE AT SIGHT, on receipt of proofs,' H
linOBi WITHOUT DISCOUNT, . U
OfpfJWn ..That the Bond shall be FULL PAID IN TEN YEARS; that it shall PARTICIPATE IN THE PROFITS of the Company during the twenty years, and that It SHALL THEN
a The Net Results of the Investment Being as Follows: fl
u. Amount cash returned, guaranteed by the Bond, - ---- $10,000 . Wm
Add accumulated profits, .--.------ 1,580 Jfl
S? Total returns, ------- ..-.....,. $11,580 IM
S Charge amount of the 10 annual instalments paid in as above, .------ 7,539 - ML
h Showing net profit after twenty years' insurance of- . - - - - . - - - $4,041 'f8
in. Equal to 5 i-3per cent interest, or to 54 per cent profit on the money invested, and the life insured twenty years besides. tffl
l' ITS ADVANTAGES Fr a $10,000 4 per cent. Government Bond due in 20 years 1907. you have to pay in cash $12,900. fjH
I OVER For the Manhattan Bond you agree to pay $7,539. in ten equal instalments, in ten years, and in case of your death at any time after the said Bond is issued the Company pays 19
ta I GOVERNMENT OR the $10,000 with the accumulated profits thereon, and your estate is released from the payment of any unpaid instalments in case of death before the expiration of the ten years, theBoad fH
I OTHER SONUS. becoming due and payable at once, with the accumulated profits added. $H
u I . 7 r- . Furthermore, the Company agrees that the deposits shall not be subject to forfeiture after three payments have been made; but that an equity has been acquired intho Bond whick i9
ProTiBionn for Discontinuance. may be obtained on due surrender of the original contract This is guaranteed. J9
Distinctive and Liberal Features of the Contract. U
j iBt. It is incontestable after three years on account of errors. 4th. It is payable at sight, on receipt of proof of death, without discomit. 3
u 1 2d. It is non-forf Citable after three payments surrender value being guaranteed by law. 5th. It grants freedom of travel and residence, H
? 3d. It contains no suicide nor intemperance clause to avoid the contract 6th. It is absolutely free from technicalities, and the simplest form of inBurancontractlnusa f9
I The security for the faithful performance of the contract on the part of the Company is real and personal property of the market value of over $11,000,000. of which tha-fiurplusfundlS! H
I Over $2,200,000. For example of payments on all other ages apply to the Company or any of its agents. ' H
A JAMES M. McLEAN, President. H
a J JACOB L. HALSEY, First Vice-President HENRY Y. T7EMPLE, Secretary. IB
HENRY B. STOKES, Second Vice-President S. N. STEBBINS, Actuary. JS
mn -11 1", 1 ' ;
Wo ywroqneta Responsible for Them Are
Too Vui f Society t Fly Away.
I n ,-rgt trHBEE ibrtune-tellsrs
1st 0 (j I U U ll 1 on tt female oompan-
-yn nit'' 'oa wre tja coroer
- I Sba. J,, I n of Fourth avenue and
!&!& 1 Ifllfen T,renMotl1 street, un-
rxTWrV MulluH M k' oontrl of an
M TT-iMWltai HtM& "bearded like
laL L lXi-Ez. u'n '"ho held
Vj f f)ijfW Bway over them with a
S""VA stick. Their names
pLy "T - . wer, Maria, Gulusep-
' T rj po, "Ceooo;" thecom-
Jrrr fr'a C Pnion WM Oarllne.
y if ,vTl10 fortune-tellers
I "L - I W9 vrere clad in the
fc- ys Wshtost Breen, while
.ms ' tn the companion wore a
" '68 waahed crat yellow.
fS fM O11"8 W paroqnets and the
other waa viUcd eantry. In front of the
egg aeries of different colored enrelopes
held the flTO-oent horoMopea of the Ingenn-
oni vplioant. When some one tempted fate
& ' by potting down a nickel the bronzed Italian
W poked a sUok Into the cage and called
'MH'aeppe.' Giuseppe clambered op the
tad of the stick, and was gently extricated
th hOtahis durance Tile. Heat once swarmed
ia. up; a'gmaU Udder, but was recalled and bid.
' dik to Ull the fortune.
I v?Gentleroent" the Italian said. "01
! eepoe ' Waddled alone on the Paper walk
pool formed by the tops of the folded papors,
bom cabed criucally with his small head on ono
tin. side, and then with-his bill pluoked out one
Bibi. of the sibylline leares, and headed book for
Mint the cage. Whon birds were taken put they
seemed to want to co baok Instead pf spread-
b.n ing tholr small pinions in a wild flight to the
ma opposite curbstone and emancipation.
u. The World roporter read a blue parch-
U n) ment which "Oir seppo" had printed out
uhwl for him. and passed through sevoral degrees
b ofKahrenheitinpotherino from it his rosy
pno. f tc It ran as follows :
h. Z. You are very merry and a loyer of tbe pretty
1JOM!. sex. Yon will hare maor relations witu tUem,
i 71 and by tals mskr tout lortanoi but ttnonir tntra
' H wm Sow oTuj in love wtta jou na wilt make
ytmrtctt. io nurrjlnB her ion will be subject to
itbl bsacscha, bnt UU wurpauln time sod jou will
uw, naver bare any oiber Ufn. You wUl have mnj
ul3i Frlesds wbo wtU 1ot you, but one araonj them
I I win betray you; bwere then and do not let flattery
I win yon and you will come ont vlotorlous and Ue
1 happily to 100 ytars or ago.
Balancing accounts, this seemed to prom
"! be surplus on the side of good.
" How do you train them ?
108'" The Italian seemed unable to answer.
..t,- "How long does it take?"
"Oh, Bix month, seyen month, Borne
and quicker than others. Ono IboTeoyear, He
die, and know nothing." . ,,
, the llie Italian seemed full of sympathetic re-Sun-
or for the ucgleoted opportuniuea of this
i tola uneducated bird.
" Why do they head into the cage that way
aeet- when they are taken out 7"
id to- " They like company."
tin?. He took two out and made them clbnbthe
111 ba ladder by a lltUe gentle suason with the sUok
in the region where their tail feathers grew.
"J" The third one mounted with alacrity to Join
Vh, hisoomrodes without any urging from the
an to Uok. The canary remained in the cage.
Paroquets, sparrows and canaries aro the
traite birds most easily trained.
uuge ,mm, ,
'aien Throw Awr Mobeol l,npehiBost.
1 r- irrcn Bottom Jltrali.)
A rromlneat phytlelan pays taat ebtldren's
r. a school lanaaeons aijotild not ! pif ced In the old-
" faaaloned lanch bukef or tin box, as bad odors
raicb always cling W a mnco-nsed rtoeptnole. Wbat be
tus reooumspd is a Ireab, clean napiln wrapped
neatly rosnd the bread and batter; or other edu
Wes,ft4BaDoMdbCX.WholdnaU. Tat box
can then be thrown away when the meal Is done.
Too good senio or this will airlke erery penon
Sren to wholesome Urine, and It will alio delight
e box manufacturers, who anonld Immediately
get up a oheop little box especially adapted to the
conveyance of school luncheons. Parents, no
doubt, wonld be glad to bur theie boxes as they
boy matches, by the quantity, ihould they super
sede the lonoheon basket.
EIPEBT WITH THE FOILS. .
Din. Ias(trr a Good Fencer, Mrs. Potter No
Doubt Boon WUl Be.
W R0P- BENA08 sunny
y JS little parlor, with its
rf y x&$m? photographs, instru-
Irff nJSJC mtnts and books, sug.
Kj( yr gests the art of fencing
e!pw,rnP-jDo to a visitor. In one
( VT0' i arBe 'roIn aro twenty
I vj rMlV" photographs of the
IwJ Kmi Professor's pupils in
yiaeK Th8 central one is a
large picture of Mrs. Langtry. "Mmo.
Langtry," Prof. Bonao remarked in Frenob.
"is the greatest expert among my lady
pupils. It will be an Interesting treat for the
public when she appears in a piece which ad
mits of her displaying her skill with the
foils. She makes me bold my own when wo
aro haying a lesson, and there ore plenty of
gentlemen whom she could disarm in a
twinkling. She has a superb physique for a
fencer, and is quick and adroit in her move.
" You may not know that I have a new
pupil," continued the professor, giving a tug
at his bristling mustache. " Mrs. Potter lms
begun a regular course of fencing lessons,
and means to continue them whilo site re.
mains in Now York. It is a great improve,
ment to au actress to lako exercise with the
foils. It gives her suppleness, on easy,
graceful carringo, dovelopes her figure,
strengthens her arras and legs, and bestows
more perfeot poise to her in her poses and
agility and lightnoss in her action.
"You should seo them when they begin
and when they are through a course if you
would fuily appreciate the value of the exor.
cine to them. Sometimes they come with
stooping shoulders, sunken breasts, weak
arms, a drooping carriage, their legs insecure
and wobbly. That all goes after a proper
time given to fencing. Of course the intelli.
pence and robustness of a pupil counts
greatly in the quickness with which profl.
cienqy is acquired."
" Whloh do you think will succeed the
bettor, Mrs. Lanctry or Mrs. Potter ?"
" Ah," said the professor, with on elgh-teen-carat
smile and a Gallio shrug, "they
are both beautiful, gracoful women."
How Girls fll.y Get on the St..
MtliuhlrM. JV.M htmiw ( JoitpS JiJfon,J
Mow, Mr. Jefferson, y on have told me about
the vain girl, but what about the earnest, sincere
woman who must be among the other applicants
or the Stan e?"
To such I have always given the moat serious
and thoughtful consideration. Wbenevor women
oorne robed In the modeaty which always seema to
aurround true talent, I have always boon the prat
to encourage their going on the itage. Out I have
invariably advtaed them to begin In the lower
rankat if they do, the mortification of their posi
tion Is soon over. It ceases at the beginning, and
every later step must be upward, lam pleased te
know that there are several ladles holding honor
able and lnorative positions to-day In the theatre
who have gained them by this coarse and through
' What Is the praotloal conrse for them to take
towar Is getting on thottavst"
"The matter Is much more difficult for them
than It was formerly. In the older dais of stock
companies young people could enter the theatre
either In the battel or as supernumeraries; they
weald then rise, from time to time, as their talent
gradually manifested Itself. The combinations of
to-day are mads up of experiences people. Man
agers eannot afford to take amateurs with them,
for ones launched on tne road there would bono
mcaai of fliiifli their Pisces enonia they prove
Ineompetent. The most practical coarse then is
for the applicants to present themselves at
some dramatio agency: to leave a small aum with
the agent and content thrmielvea with subordinate
positions. Thetr Improved condition ahonld de
pend on themselves and not on percentage or managers."
WOMEN WHO WORK AT NIGHT.
Their Number. In New York Are Cenatsmtly
increasing, Despite sin Old Adas.
'JVw TorkUtlT it TTcuMnjIo- f(.)
The number is well nigh legion, In a big city like
New York, of women and girls whose dally tasks
keep them from home after dark and who make
their way through the atreeta alone with impunity.
The belated traveller meets them, singly snd In
groups, at the Bridge and ferries at all hours from
early dark till long psst midnight, and. If he Is out
himself, towards morning. Borne of them not
very msny set tjpe in newspaper offices, though
they are supposed not to, and there is a re
spectable minority In a great variety of trades
and occupations, but the vsit body of them
are clerks and cashiers in the big stores, whose
labors during the busy season keep them away
from home late at nluht Even In stores where
tnere Is an "early closing" rule, tho purchasers
are not got rid of till 0 o'clock, when there is still
the work of clearing up the day's dibrU to bo
done, and thero Is no pretense of closing early on
Saturday evenings or during the holldaya. Mid
night very frequently oyertakea the toller at tlto
counter with her tasks unllnlahed, snd mere are
occasions when nearly the wholo nUht must be
spent In preparation for some special coupof trade.
The woman doctor is oat at all hours, of course,
and I have met a medical stuilent of barely twentr
trudging along at 8 o'clock in the morning, wbllq
the falling rain almost blinded her, her nand on
tho shoulder of a ragged lad of ten, who was con
ducting her to a stole bed in the east slue tenement
ft la a good deal to the credit of the metropolis
that aa a rule thete girls are nearly as sale from
rudeness as in the daylight. They are modest and
unobiruelvo in appearance, they mind their own
business and have wajs to risks tho would-be
masher mind his. From night tollers of the other
sex men and boys who ara out o' night on er
rands of necessity they have little to loar. Ibe
worklngman or boy may be rude when he Is
drunk, and sometimes when be la cot, but he Is
seldom persistent snd not onen Intentionally
This growing frequency of night employment for
women means a tremendous change In the once ac
cepted notions ind opinions of mankind. The
judge who dtclares from the bench that a woman
has no business to be abroad after dark la yet heard
from once In a while, but the anachronism always
calls forth a burst of rlgiteous ludlunatlon. I was
talking with a nlsht worker masculine the other
day about this very topic. He said that he had
often loat hli horse-car and had to wait a half hour
for another In the wee emsll nonrs, because of his
reluctance to let a fellow worker feml.
nine grope alone fur her car In
the muddy atreeta. Despite thla experience,
which is enough to make any but the met sweet
tempered man conservative, he spoke most enthu
siastically of the effect likely to be produced upon
women, especially young women, by self-support-log
habits, and said he looked to are them gain In
worth and dignity and practical knowledge by con
tact with praotloal necessities. Tin working girl
will never be wholly praotloal. however, so long
a she permits a man to lose bis own car wbllo
finding bets nnlesi she usa reasens to suspect thai
the i ervlce ta a pleasure to him.
The more nearly even the terms npon which
women ami men conduct their dally business the
better it Is for tho business womsn probably,
Bobby's Excellent Iteferenco.
Fttm ! Vtlnll mt "ri.1
lira, O 'a little son came home from school In a
verp dilapidated stats the other day.
"Howard," she said, sternly, "yon have been
fighting again. "
" I know it, mamma," answered the Utile fel
low, manfully, but I didn't atrUo the first
Aro you telling tho truth, nowsrd t"
"Bute pip, insmma," was the earnest reply.
" If you don't I elieve mc, youeanaakOod."
It Never Fads.
irrtn Ms 0mA WtU.
Oh, gas may escape and gas may burst
And vanish in noise and name,
Dot the metre's hand. In Its quiet way,
Goes travelling onward dsy by day
And gets there joat the same.
BEQOAB WOMEN PBOlf. PABI8.
They Dig In Cinder neaps Where Kind
Hearted People Can Reo Them.
n r-.nl nnnLTffi BENEVOtENT-look-
I I I ljil III nJ ing old gentleman, who
9rS hTi m'Bk have been a re.
I") J-f' !15 T fl Irfltejk B tired (toffee-merchant
rjA flfl P H else, was attracted to
r V l ribe Broadway end of
A I Mot5 "di"16 Court-House on
lW J jrrtMonday afternoon by
J IJJ z5i$rCa cronP ' women
jjffY" pJwDa G kneeling in a pile of
irJ "IVV- cinders that,had been
GjL-4j-aJ?S 'brown up from the
?yZMiwS!boilor room under
f lfeTl neath the stone flag
f wf"C T c cing. The old gentle
ffjJ iunn bent his back
flaSWffiJ'J'with r. charming dis
play of mingled dignity and rheumatism and
looked down over tho rims of his gold-bowed
spoctoclog at the group of women. Each
woman had a sack which she was filling with
such stray piecos of half-burned coal as she
could find by digging in tho pile with her
baro fingers or a short ploco of stick.
There wero five v. omen, a little boy and a
young girl in the croup. The women wero
dressed alike in whito-spotiod blpo skirts,
loose rusty-brown waiBts and thick, heavy
soled Bboes. Two wore small shawls around
their heads, while tho othem were barehoad.
ed. The little girl bud uu a brown dress, a
pair of worn out black ntookings and two
shoes hopelessly run over at the heels. Tho
boy was dressed in clothes that appnrontly
had seen better days and a more happily situ,
ated wearer. A short distance away wore
two little cirls and a boy on their way home.
One of the girls, a blaok-eyed, plump,
cheeked little thing, balanced a bic bundle on
her head nnd carried a basketful of odds Bnd
ends of fruit, vegoiables nnd broad on her
right arm. The other girl bore on her head
a fow boards from a broken dry.goods box.
The buy, empty handed and indolent,
strolled along as though he had nothing to do
but let his sisters work for him.
The benevolent old gontloman looked long
at the curious group. " Bless me," said he
at length, " It Is hard to be poor."
One of the women looked at him for a mo
ment, and then resumed her work without
saying a word.
' Is it hard work, my good woman 1" asked
the old gentleman.
" Oui, Mobsoo," answered the woman near.
" Then you aro French ?"
" It must be dreadful to have to live so
poor and work so hard in a strange and un
sympathetic land. "
" Oui, Mossoo."
" And your children i are you willing that
they should grow up in ignorance and per
haps in sin?" The benevolent centleinan
reached into his overcoat for a handful of
"Oh, I say I" called ont a bystander.
" Let up on that, my friend. Don't waste
your charity. Hare it for some ono who is
" But are not these poor creatures
worth v ?" asked the old gentleman,
" V ell, hardly. They were brought up at
this business in Paris. Somu of their couu
trywouion worked at it here and in a fow
years went home prosperous and vsell.to-do.
Now, this town is overrun with them. It is
only another way of begging. You will
notico that all theso women aro strong anil
healthy. They can work at scrubbing and
housekeeping If they wish to. They would
rather dig around in ash-piles, where kind
hearted people like yon can see them."
Tho bystander said something to jthe
woman in Frenoh. They scowled a moment
and then looked up and laughed. Tho
benevolent old gentleman adjusted his spec
taolea and walked away.
. tmmm i
MUSHOOM SEED IN DEMAND.
Amatenr Gardeners Har Two Team of Is
Fram One Dealer.
" People who own hot-houses and conserva
tives have a new fad," sold an employee In a
large seed establishment the other day.
"They have taken to raising mushrooms for
their own tables, and some, I suppose, co for
the tables of less fortunate friends. I was
up to Irvington the other day and saw Jay
Uould's mushroom bed. It was like a snow
bunk with its covering of fringe, and you
oouldn't stick a pin in It anywhere without
piorcing nn Agaric. Agaric is tho botanical
namo for the growth.
" There has boon a great demand for the
seed this season," tho man continued. " Bo
great has it been that we have been unable
to supply the trnde as usual. We're sold
more tnnn two tons of it to these amateur
cultivntors of the dflicaoy."
A siimpln of mushroom seed was shown the
reporter. It was a Jargo cake or narallelopip
cdon of a dark brown color with dimensions
The young man of seeds went on: " Tho
seed, or rather spawn, of the mushroom is a
little whito thread that looks like silk fibre.
This is gatlif red from tho bed under tho
fungi whero it falls. It is thoroughly mixed
with the excrement of cattle, which is
-selected for its preservation because it is
perfectly cold and lifaless. The spnwn is
prcuiod into theso cokes, and there the mush
room lies inert nnd lifeless until it is
The mushroom bed is made in a darkened
room, a cellar, if possible. It is built of
bent-producing manures and straw, with a
slight coating of mould. Bits of tho seod cako.
an inch and one-half square, aro placed in it
at iutervnls of a few inches. The tempera
ture of the mirronniilng air may bo as low us
CO decrees, but tho fermenting mass of the
bed keeps the heat about tho germs in the
neighborhood of 70 dncruus,
Iu oight weeks' time the entire moss, in
every conceinbi direction, is a perfect
spider's web of silken fibres. Two weeks
more nnd tho white heads of the fungi begin
to peep through the surface, only to be
snatched from their resting-place to ploate
an epicure's palate
Knew Exactly What He Wanted.
Trent tkt Jjondon Daily JVv.
There Is nothing like kuowlug what yon want
and seeing that jou get It. The advertiser who ln
aerts the following (ample of bis moderate desires
In a cuuntry newspaper seems a very clear-sighted,
Intelligent man and might make a good Prime
TAMTr!D-IxdiinribyaIl. A. AdrertlMr wlihMll
V T eloirly nniUrtood that none nttd apply who obleci
on principle to fall in with his not eioeuivo rqalr
roeuta, hlth Inolud.i (1) imnotqallty In onrTlna maalai
(9) niodtrat. quiet In tba botUa l Qi) diy tout thrlus dally
(4) Joint to be natrd. n't baked, and chops and atnaks
toherrtllrd, not frle.lt (5) the free uae (( .latin-key,
and (6) lha abMlic. or a eat.
The " absence of a rat " la perhapa a mere touch
of aardonlo humor. Only a bachelor of atandlnii
could haeeucn definite le a about roasting and
toasting and grilling. A man like this deserves to
obtain what he drslrei, and all open-minded people
will elncerely wish thai he may get It.
Why. Kb Sf.n lb. MnyOewer Herself.
Boston yonng man (In Chicago) Yes, I am
naturally proud of my anceatry, Mlaa Breezy.
Some of my auceators cams over In the Mayflower,
Mlas llrezy (very niuoh Interested) Ob, did
they, Indtedr Why, 1 saw toe Mayflower when I
was in New York last year.
Kb. Never ltefu.es.
The Yasaar serenade Is ' asm, O gam with
me." The girl In the window says: "I chooas,
and will go.1' , , ,
OBEATOB OP BOOTBLACK!? BTAND3.
The Industry reraned by sua Italian la aa
Tsiutrnlar Shop In Worth Street.
j SPJ EW, probably, of the
iTrW rLw xatn "" pata-onixo the
IVAJ' Vfi lw taaa:f 'bo " blocking
lvv?vj I ab"bmonta in the
ILureMrY I streets and sit in oom
SJsA XTsS f foible arm-chairs on
yjHrl)i3wfcjcJ K stands, ever stop to
id W' yyiQ. think of the origin of
w, , LM!fRrtthege conveniences.
They hava tnoreased
in number so rapidly within the past few
years that they are now as common sight as
a street-lamp or a horse-car. The majority
of tho stands are made in Worth street by an
Italian, who proudly claims the honor of in
venting them. His triangular-shaped shop
is over a blacksmith's and is reached by a
short night of rough wooden steps that might
almost be called a ladder. In this small
shop, with one window, boot-blacking stands
are piled from floor to ceiling. They are in
various stngis of completion and in different
sizes, some being largo enough for one, two
or three chairs, so that a purchaser may buy
according to his means. Thoy range in price
from $ 2 for a plne-wood, painted, single,
choir stand, as high as 610. But, of course,
no hightoued bootblnck would buy a two.
dollar uflnlr. Ho would aspire to one raadq
of mahogany and brass-mounted, which
would cost him ?D or SID.
Zinc is going out of fashion as a covering
for the top, and brass is takine its place. A
stand large enough for three choirs was iu
process of construction, and vthen finished
will be sold for fUO. It containod three lock
drawers for brushes and blacking, besides a
money drawer, and will have a brass top and
The genial inventor is a goffd-looking Ital
ian about fifty years of age, who has been in
this city six or seven years. lie scorned
pleased to talk of his work, but deplored the
fact that four or five men vho bad worked
under him bnd set up simllnr workshops, so
that be tins not so many orders es formerly,
lie unlocked the door of a small office and
showed somo designs for tho foot-rests.
There ter stately camels, fierce-looking
lions, ponies and soldiers, but the most orig.
inal was a cavalier on a prancing charger
framed in a horseshoe. Theso aro the Ital
ian's own designs. He buys a child's toy,
twists it to satisfy himself and adds to it or
takes aw ay until he is suited, ami carries it to
tho foundry, whero It is cast in iron for him.
A Peer! Croie Worth SAO.OOO.
Mwfr.Maa Ctrrttpon4nC4 San rtttruiilt CKrtnitU,
Single perl have been found on this coast rai
ned at t'.wo and 3, wo, but the most curious pearl
discovery that has been made, either here or else
where, waa made on thla coait a few years ago,
when the now famous "Crude Australli," or
Southern Cross parl, was revealed. Thla la . per
fecily natural cruis of nine pearls, all In one plioe.
Tho finder of this unprecedented gem was, as
often h ppens, unaware o( lis value, sod sold It
for fluo. Tne purchaser consldrred himself for
lunate when he waa offered 19,000 t,r four t entle
men In Perth. They aenl the curiosity to England
ami bad it mounted and exhibited in the recent
Colonial and Indian Kxhlmtlon In London, where
it attracted a great deal of notice, and was offered
for aale at the advanced prtoe of iso.coo. Whether
a purchaser haa yet been found for It Is not known.
The exhibitors hoped that Ilia Holiness the Pops
might consider It ins duty to beoome the possessor
at aomsrteliooa a reproduction of the HolyTree,
and perhaps aonie pious devotee mar b"fore now
Imve purchased It for a Jubilee offering to the
Not Far When Yen Get There.
( JWm llarptr taear.l
I'm afraid, Oeorgli, It's too far to walk to
' Why, Anntlel It's net fn in awfPJTy near
when jou got there,"
" ' ' ' i '," WM
LSTT8 ONLT BLTAIa, JvM
Be FUfle That tho Onpbepboae Oasat arsstSBBSxi wsjS
the Net, ai Die Cone. fM
f rem He VsaUwea JMJ fH
levy, aa famoea corneas!, has feiuat as TMaV H
graphophone. By IU aids sir, fry aftood ysstsr ;iS
dsy afternoon with his cornet in til hand. TTpcm .nH
its brass cylinder vaafelaoad a uttla tube of piper tH
covered thinly with wax Then the reoordiiyr. jjfl
diaphragm was plaosd In podUoa, theneoatt feat m
la Us place apca the sort ace of lbs vax,efct cpsra- JH
tor moved the treadle wlta si toot and tie twhaftir '3H
began to revolve. 4U
Levy plaeed his oornst to bis lips, and flw ,B
familiar notes of " TtoMa Adair' ' BTled tt reML
A moment later and tot plalnnreBootchmslody M
had given way to the mrrrytnne of 'Taaiee !Ma
Poodle, "woll Us air alvexed with the rajfe. .$M
tlona which Levy alone can srodnor. As thsse ;
Bled away tse ooraetlat pUyed' TA Sbsst Beat ajf tM
Summer ' snd ' KUlanj'-y." '3H
The recorder was removed and Qe reproflBear ,S
substituted. Again the ayllnder fevoiretf aavd an .rtJB
little needle began to follow the tnflnltesunal track: '
that had been carved trpon fit wax " A ttttlk fmt
fain ter than the orlguiUpUylng.btUweeerrtBgaU , ISM
the sweetness and the clearness of vaa eotaeTa ; jjM
notes, the graph ophone began to repass tto sbm r'H
of "ltohlD Adair." Then It rattled merrily tho ;1S
variations of ''Tankee Docile," wMlaohenoMSaf -rja
the "Last Itoseof Summer and 'KlUarBey, ,,
were perfectly reproduced. More songs were ,U
played, and no mstter how many twists aad teanu Jm
the cornetlst gave to his notes he found that the fSgM
graphophone recoroed then air Wttn' rnaTvellona , ,;
mtnuteneaa and dlstinotness. Mr. Levy had, -M
played into tho phonograph, bat, as be reasKkod, "
that machine gave a metallic and harsh reproduo- "$m
noo, rsrrmg entirely to preserve too deiloiu ekraa. KM
Ing and the dear belHike tone which rJsractr)ia ffm
his playing. UjfJ
After toe mnslo there was soas eorrrerssttea. $M
'It's the most wonderful and sstonUhlng thing I W
ever saw In my life," said Mr. Levy, and 'lTitM .JH
moat wonderful ano astonishing thing J oversaw Sjm
In my life," echoed the graphophone, ss it UBJHW '3dm
dently repeated, also, a little congn to whlea Ma, jH
rvy had given utterance. Finally the mrastlrt fM
turned to depart. &m
Ooo-Uby. " said Mr. Levy. "Sm
aood-by," replied the grsphophons. Mm
en s. Mm
Dow to Tmke Core of Sllrcss 3m
irron iht CMcmit BtraU. Jwl
To know how to take care of stlrer ts a vtrjrtas '2M
portant thing when one has any silver to take sate '9
of. A good deal of valuable ware Is redeeed to a fll
condition whero It is fit only to be melted byba. &1
proper cleaning snd carclrss handling. Bllver 9
articles, wnen not In nss, should be kept j?5
In a dry place, and If likely to remain, mm
a long time the silver ssoold be per- Ma
feetly clean snd the bsga oloeely wraMSd -Ifi
In stout paper. For dally career silver UN bl to ?J
use hot water, Coatlle sosp snd a stiff brush and ' ll
chamois leather. In calng plate powder ta restore SJ
the brilliancy one should slwsys go to a reliable ,M
silversmith tor a good article, as quod of the IJj
powder Indlscrlraloately sold la no better than Ji
fine saw or a lot of qnartz eand to wear off the sop. ffi
lace of mclal. Gilding ought to he robbed as Ictsle Hi
aa possible, snd stiver etched, deoorated with ool- ,,,;
ored alloys or oxidised, can be kept ta condition 'i
br robbing with a damp linen cloth with a Tory ft?
little plate powder. jff.
A Haa-acleua Defy. Jjj
A family In Orlando owns a setter pep which hi
allowed to come Into the house. Thursday a mean- jnt
ber of the family procured the book snows u lS
"Letters from Uell," sad happening to k trait A
within reach of the pun, along with other books, j
he deliberately tookll from the ullo and tore tt op. i
No other book has been Injured, and no attempt i iH
waa made by the dog heretofore to destroy any
A Bare Sign. ""SB
(fVeei Aaryw's lwr, M
BrownDo yon know bow long Bobtasea kM ''MM
been keeping bouse r J9
Smith No; but It must be a good msny yean. M
I took dinner with him the otaer day. e4 bs fC9
carved a uuck without spilling It on the floor, iXM
tm o . Mu
N.t Kesoftl M
Ifrtm au BimUmt, gMUmt, -M
A writer says the Turks wm oheat bet wB net M
rob a man. lis can't ooavtaoe people of that lei V