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LABOR IS REST.
T nhor is rest from the sorrows that greet us.
Rest from all petty vexations that meet as,
R si from world's sireus that lure us to ill;:
Work! ami pure slumbers shall wait ou thy
W irk! thou si Kilt ride over Care's coming
Work with a stout heart and resolute will.
A STRANGE EXPERIENCE.
Mv name?is not Nerval, nor have I i
ever in any way been associated with the
(Grampian liills ? but my name is Oscar
t Hockersmith. You will at once perceive
that there is nothing in such a name, but
if any man has ever passed through an i
experience similar to the one which 1 I
am going to relate, lie would do me a j
\ great kindness by at once communicating
[ wiih me.
One day I arrived at Crrgmore, a little |
old town ou the upper Arkatisaw river.
XJX Alter taking breakfast at a hotel, the
proprietor of the house came to me and
said that as I had 110 baggage. I would
be compelled to pay in advance.
'Unggage, indeed!'' 1 exclaimed.
' Have my trunk sent up, if you please."
"You brought no baggage, sir."
"Then it has not arrived. It will soon
be here, for I am sure it arrived, having
seen it delivered to a wagoner at the depot.
1 have no moucy with me. I hope
th:it you appreciate my position, sir."'
He doubtfully shook his head and
walked away. This annoyed me not a
little and 1 wondered if the fellow who j
had taken my trunk had run away with |
it. I h;;d do check, aad 1 knew that I j
mifrht have trouble in recovering my I
property. Just as I turned to go out, an
old gentleman whom 1 suddenly encountered,
threw u p his hands and exclaimed:
"What is the matter?"'
"Uh. sir, if 1 did not know that my
son Xorval was dead, I would think in
you he had returned. He was killed in
He regarded me closely and in a
quieter tone continued:
"I have never before seen such s resemblance.
Same eyes, nose, mouth?
everything. Will you please do an old
man a favor?''
1 replied that I would favor him in
any possible way.
"Then come with me to my house. I
want my wife to see you."
I told lum of the perplexing situation
in which I was p'accd.
"Here, Mr. Hunch!" he exclaimed,
calling the proprietor. "Look at this
man. Doesn't he look exactly like my
''Exactly, only he is much older."'
''Yes, but you must remember that it
is more than twenty years since Norval
went into the army. "Poor boy,"' turning
to me. "Poor boy, he was killed at
Ant if i.un. I want vou to so home with
mc. I will stand good for your bill." I
"I feel under many obligations to yo?i,
old gentleman, for 1 ain really in an embarrassing
position. I fear that fellowhas
stolen my trunk, but if you will go
with me to the town officer, I will afterward
go with you."
ile agreed and we called upon the
town marshal, who, after listening to my
statement, looked at me suspiciously and
"You didn't comc in on the train."
"Jiut, sir, I know that I did. I delivered
my trunk to a tall negro who
walked with a limp, and who, if I remember
correctly, had an impediment in
his speech. The trunk?and I would
know it among a thousand?is a large
one, covered with black leather."
"Look here," said the officer, "you
came up on a boat, for I saw you when
you got oil"; beside, you could not have
come by mil, for as there arc several
wash-outs above and below here, there
has not been a train in for two days."
This statement was insulting, yet I
struggled to conceal my resentment. Officials,
in small towes, are generally narrow
minded, dogmatic men, and I cared
not to dispute him farther than to reaf- J
firm that I came in on the morning
train. Then, turning to the old gentle?1
,1 l.?,l lr.ornnrl ,,-nc
milii, wiiose uuiui'u x u?vi iumiivm ,
3Ietford. I announced ray readiness to J
accompany him. He had been so ab- j
sorbed in the contemplation of the re- |
semblance between his son and myself,
that he had paid but little attention to
the disparity of statements concerning
the manner of my arrival.
Mr. Metford lived in an attractive old
place, not far from the river. When we I
entered the gate, a woman came out on !
the gallery and in a moment, after see- j
ing me, clasped her hands and leaned :
against a po*t. As we approached she j
uttered a shriek and sprang toward rne. !
The old ''eutlcman, gently taking hold of j
"Come, Mary, don't give way to your j
fellings. This is?you have not told me |
your name, sir. Ah, yes,"' when I had
told him. "this is Mr. Oscar Hockcrsmith.
I wanted you to sec him on account
of the perfect likeness he bears to
Norval. Come ic. sir," he continued,
leading he way. Wc entered a comfortably
furnished room. The old lady could
not keep her eyes oil me.
"Poor Norval." she repeated over and
over again. "Poor child. Oh, sir, if I
did not know that he was kiilcd?oh,
sir, are you not indeed he?"'
"Be quiet, Mary," said the old.gentleman.
"Don't become excited. Let us
; i.li.nconr iinrn fur Mr ITnrker
smith, and perhaps he will remain several
days with us. Tell us something
about yourself, Mr. Hockersmith?"
"I was horn in Richmond, Yn.," I replied,
"and my parents died when I was
quite young. I went into the army and
was wounded by a piecc of shell at Shiloli
After the war I went home, but
found that the uncle with whom I had
lived. was reduced almost to a penninless
condition, lie did not long survive, and
there being nothing in Richmond to particularly
bind me to the place, I wandered
away and have never returned. I
have come to this State to look after the
land interests of a corporation, and, as
soon as my business is completed, I shall
go back to St. I.ouis."
"Until then,'* said Mrs. Metford, "you
must remain at our house. Although I
know that you arc not our son, yet to see
you here revives and illustrates a memory
that is so dear?" Here the poor
woman completely broke down.
"Marv?" said the old gentleman, approaching
her and stroking her hair,
"don't uive wav to your feelings. I
would not have urged him to come I ut '
I knew that if I did nut, you in the event
of hearing cf this wonderful likeness,
would rtevcr forgive me. Don't give
sr . way, now."
?hc became calm, but every time she
looked at ine, I could see her lip quiver.
"What a pity, that 1 am not your son,"
I mused. "Any man, aside from natural
affection, would feel proud of such a
mother." I thought of the dead son and
of what a splendid home his death had
made cheerless, and 1 almost wisned that
1 had told the old couple that I was
really their >*orval, whose death was erroneously
After dinner, to which I was induced
to remain, we were sitting iu the parlor
when a ioud knock on the front door
caused a momentary flutter of excitement.
Mr. Mctford, who answered the
summons, soon returned accompanied by
the town marshal. Approaching me,
and placing his ungentle hand on my
shoulder, he said:
"I want yon."
"Want me?" I asked in surprise.
' Yes, 1 want you."
""What light have you to want mo, as
you term it?"
lie took out a naner and handed it to I
mc. It wus H warrant, arresting me on
a charge of willfully and maliciously do- j
ceiving the people of Cregmore. It was I
useless to resist, and although the old
gentleman and his wile protested against j
such an indignity being imposed on a i
guest of their house, yet by the feeling- j
less rulfian I was led away and lodged t
The next day I was arraigned before a
justice of the peace, who requested me to
m?kc a brief statement of how I came to
town. I did so, telling him to the best
of my recollection. 1 told him ahout
losing my trunk, and I ventured to take |
to task a village that would stubbornly
shut its eyes and allow the perpetration
of such outrages. The town marshal
swore that 1 did not come by rail, that !
no train had come in since two days be- j
fore; that I had come on a steamboat, i
the "Farmer Boy"?the captain of which
steamer was present?ancl that I had no
trunk. The captain, a very gentlemanly
looking fellow, arose aDd astonished mo i
with the following statement:
"Just before leaving Little Rock, day j
before yesterday, this man, who calls him- !
self Ilockersmith, came tome and said
that he would like to go up the river as
far as Cregmore; that he was employed
by a St. Louis land corporation, and that
as his baggage had somehow failed to arrive,
he was without money. Of course
cwuld not allow this story to affect me
W .v -
into the generosity of presenting the
man a ticket, nor to tell him that he
might take his own time in paying me;
but I did tell him that he would be compelled
to pay his passage in advance.
He declared that he had no money, but
that if I would let him come up as a
deck passenger, he would, upon reaching
this place, get the money from a
friend and pay me. It's only a small
amount and I should not have mentioned
it but for the fact that the marshal came
down and asked me about the strange
"What have you to say conccrning
these statements.'" asked the justic e.
"Nothing,only that they arc not true,"
I replied. "As I tell you, I came here
by rail, arriving yesterday morning."
Then I became indignaut. "All right,
have it your way," said I. "One man
cannot stand up against so many. If I
deserve punishment, line me and I will
go 011 the rack pile or the convict farm
and work it out."
"I don't exactly see how you have
violated the law," replied the magistrate,
looking at me with a'most an expression
of pitv. '"You have not obtained money
l?y false pretenses."
"So far as his passage is concerned,",
remarked the steamboat man, "I am not
anxious. I would not have him punished
The town marshal shifted and twisted
himself around in his chair. I could see
that he did not like the change which
had come over the court.
"Your honor,"said he, "this man also
made false statements to Sir, Hunch, proprietor
of the hotel. He obtained board
under false pretenses."
I understood him. lie would urge
charges against me merely to defend his
".Judge," said a voice that I knew, j
Looking around, I saw Sir. Metford. j
Everyone waited for him to speak. "I j
met Mr. Iloekersmith at the hotel yesterday
morning. On account of the wonderful
resemblance which lie bears to
my son Norval?"
"Yes," replied the judge. "Poor
Norval, I saw him buried."
"On account of that resemblance,"
continued Mr. Metford, "I invited Mr.
Iloekersmith to accompany me home,
lie explained his embarrassment, and I :
told Mr. Hunch that I would stand i
good for the bill. So, that charge is
" That's all very well, gentlemen," exclaimed
the town marshal, " but we
can't allow fellows to come in this way.
I believe that a man should be punished j
for lying just the same as he ought to be j
for stealing. That's my ticket."
"I am glad to hear you speak so cour- i
ageously," rejoined Mr. Metford. '"You )
borrowed ten dollars of me about two j
months ago, vowing that you would re- ,
turn the money within a week. Yet, notwithstanding
the fact that you have had
money to bet at poker, you have failed to I
keep yotir promise. Yes. it is a vrry good
idea to punish men for lying, and now
since you have reminded me of your untruthfulness,
1 think it would be well to
act upon your conception of justice.
Your honor, make me out a warrant of
For a time the marshal know not what
to say. His face grew red. ''You a'l
know inc," he replied. "I am not a j
stranger. I didn't come here and try to
beat any of you. I'll pay the ten dollars;
don't fret about that. I don't
think it is right to hop on a man that's
trying to protect the community against j
fraud. I've got nothing against this fel- i
low. and am silling to see him turned
"1 am glad to hear you say so," rejoined
Mr. Metfcrd. "You needn't make
out the warrant, judge. Well, Mr. j
Hockersmith," turning to me, "as there I
is nothing against you here, you will
please accompany me home."
When we again went to the house,
Mrs. Metford's lip trembled. They
would not hear to my leaving them, so I
remained all night. The next morning
I awoke with a burning fever. Then I j
went into a state of delirium and for j
several weeks I knew nothing. When I ;
regained conscious, my mind was so con- j
fused that I could not think. I knew >
that I talked incoherently, therefore I i
said but little.
One day while I was sitting in my |
room, a man was shown up by one of I
the servants. Mr. and Mrs. Metford |
were away from home, having gone over!
to a neighbor's house.
"Don't you know me!" said the
"I don't think that I ever saw yuu be
fore," I replied
He looked at me and smiled sadly. I
"What do yo mean. I asked?"
"I mean nothing offensive. You know
"Never heard of him.*'
"I am sorry, for I had hoped that you
would recognize me."'
"How can I recognize you. sir, when j
this is the first time we have ever
11c shook his head and muttered some- j
thing which sounded to me like "poor
fellow." Then he startled me by say- j
"I have been your keeper for j
"Yes; I am connected with the Mis- j
souri Insane asylum."
"I don't dispute your position as !
keener, but I can assure you that I have j
never seen the institution. I am a St. j
Louis land man."
"Let me tell you something that has j
just come to light. You were wounded .
at the battle of Antietam."
"At Antietam. You and a young Yir- !
ginian, who to some extent resembled j
you?a man named Iloekersmith fell j
close to each other. In the report of :
the kiiled and wounded, you were put j
down on the dead list and this man j
Hoekcrsmith was reported to he wounded, j
You had l>een struck by a piece of shell j
and was upon recovery of the I
wound, found to be hopelessly
insane. You went to Kiclimoud, J
but your supposed relatives spurned you, j
so J have heard; and, after wander- 1
ing around, you went to Missouri and j
was placed in an insane asylum wheic you j
remained until a few weeks ago when j
you escaped. Your name, I have learned, |
is Xorval Metford, and I have come to '
tell your pnrents, after satisfying myself i
that it is you." I
The room began to turn around. The
man's voice sounded away oil at a great j
distance. He seemed to be shouting,
but I could not catch ins words. Theu
some one, dressed in red tight breeches,
came in and danced on ihe back of a
chair. A blacksmith led in a hone and
began to shoe him. His bellows roared
and his anvil rang so loud that I had to put
my fingers in my ears. His fire began to
gradually darken, and, with a sudden
puff it went out, leaving me in a blackness
of atmosphere. 1 groped around,
but could find no opening in the wall. I
cried aloud for a lamp and I cursed the
blacksmith for allowing his fire to go out
with such a cruel puff. Crawling around
on my hands and knees, I found a match.
I kissed it. I pressed it to my heart.
' Thank (Sod!" I cried. "Thank (Sod
that once more there shall be light in the
world." Tears streamed from my eyes.
I tried to li^ht the match. The tears
had dampened it. and with the feeblest
little glow, it died away, leaving me in
despair. I heard a voice, low and
" Who are your" I asked.
A tear fell on my forehead, and clasping
ray hands, I turned iny face upward.
I "Whose tears arc those falling upon
| me!" i cried. The voi<e, soft and sweet
J sang, hut the tears continued to fall.
I "Ob. can you not give me a lamp!" I
| cried in agony. Something touched me.
It was a lamp, cold and dark, hut I
hugged it close to mc ind took care lest
my tears should fall upon it. I placcd
it on the floor and with my hands
clasped around it, I lay down and
prayed. A feeble little glim flickered
between my fingers. The l:imp grew
warm. I removed my bands. The
little blaze flickered, and then yes, oh,
glories of heaven, then?there came a
giant burst of light, ft flood of magnificent
illumination. I lay on a bed. The
sun shone into the room. A face?my
mother's facc was bowed over mc.
"Thank God!" she exclaimed and encircled
my neck with her loving arms.
My father was there, too, looking upon
"There, dear," said my mother, "keep
very quiet. For weeks you have hovered
between life and death."
I closed my eyes and warm recollections
poured over mc. I could remember
it all; how I left that dear home and
went into the army.
* * * * *
I am sitting in my room looking out
on the grassy slope where I played so
many years ago. There is the old tree
where I used to swing in the cool shade.
I hear my mother singing in the sittingroom.
They say my father laughs again,
as he did when I was a hoy. Those old
people are in a heaven of happiness.
The physician says that a few days from
now I can resume the business of life.
Can any one doubt the existence of a
God? "Who but a God could have
planned such joy? My mother enters
and presses her lips upon my brow.
You haven't the slightest symptoms
of ever. Nerval, dear," she says.
Angelic woman! She cannot keep her
; arms from around my neck when she
comes near me. Now she goes singing
! through the hallway. There stands my
father at the gate. Something has
' amused him, for he laughs as he did
1 when I was a boy. Yes, my name is
j Xorval.''?Arkanmio Traveler.
The Last Day of the Year 1000.
It was believed in the middle ages that
| the world would come to an end at the
| expiration of one thousand years of the
| Christian era. This expectation in Chris!
tian countries was universal. The year
| 1000 wasa period of suspense, terror and
awe. The histories of this dark period
I give vivid accounts and incidents of the
j state of the people under the intluencc of
i this awful apprehension. A writer in
I i>und?y nt Home reproduces the picturc
I /lict!nr>tnnaa nnrl rolnfpQ nn
j .. .it*
incident of the manner that the hours
I were numbered on the supposed final
I night of the year, which might aptly sug,
gest a dramatic subject for a poet:
When the last day of the year !U)9
| dawned the madness had attained its
j height. All work of whatever kind was
suspended. The market placcs were dcI
sertcd. The shops were shut. The
j tables were not spread for meals; the
J very household fires remained unlightcd.
I Men when they met in the streets scarcely
saw or spoke to one another. Their eyes
had a wild stare in them, ns though they
expected every moment some terrible
manifestation to take place.
Silence prevailed everywhere, except
in the churches, which were already
thronged with eager devotees, who prostrated
themselves before the shrines of
their favorite saints, imploring their protection
during the fearful scenes which
thev supposed were about to be displayed.
As the day wore on, the number of
those who sought admission grew
greater and greater, until every corner
of the sacred edifices, large as these
were, was densely crowded, and it became
impossible to find room for more.
Hut the multitude outside still strove
and clamored for admission, filling the
porches and doorways, and climbing up
the buttresses to find a refuge on the
roofs which they could not obtain inside.
A strange and solemn commentary on
the text which binds men to watch because
"they know not whether the master
of the house will come at even,
or :it midniirlit. or at the cock-crowinsr.
or in the morning," was presented by
the multitudes which filled the churches
Watch in very truth they did. Not
an eve was closed throughout that
lengthened virgil; not a knee but was
bent in humblest supplication; not a
voice but joined the penitential chant,
or put up a fervent entreaty for help and
There were no clocks in those days,
but the flight of the hours was marked
by great waxen tapers with metal balls
attached at intervals to them. These
fell, one after another, as the ilame
reached the strings by which they were
secured, into a brazen basin beneath,
At the recurrence of each of these
warning sounds the awe of the vast
assembly seemed to deepen and intensify,
as each in terrible suspense supposed
that between him and the outburst
of divine wrath oulv the briefest
interval now remained.
At last the night, long as it was, began
to draw to an end. The chill
which precedes daylight pervaded the
air, and in the eastern sky the first pale
gleam of morninir began to show itself.
The light grew stronger in the heavens,
and the flame of the candles paled before
it, and at last the rays of the rising
sun streamed through windows
on the white and anxious faces of
the watchers. The night had passed
away. A new day. a new year, a new
century, had begun. The text that says
that no man knoweth the day nor the
hour,1' had a new meaning.
The Seed Business.
" If the seed business increases with
the next twenty-five years as it hu3 for
that period past, railroads will be anxious
to secure the transportation to different
sections as they now arc that of cotton
and grain," said a New York wholesale
seedsman to a Mail and Express representative.
" The business almost doubles
itself every quarter of a century.
Years ago the few hothouses around
tried selling seed as an experiment. The
experiment has now grown to be a permanent
and great industry. Cabbage
seeds rank foremost as an article of
sale. Xcxt comes cauliflower. Any soil
that will grow cabbage will grow cauliflower.
Twenty-five years ago it was
hardly known. To-day one firm has 250
pounds of seed, which at the price of $8
per ounce, foot3 up a value of $32,000
stowed away in deposit vaults. By the
time this seed is sold and distributed, it
will have produced under favorable conditions
nearly 8.000,000 plants, which,if
sold at the average price of six cents a
head, will have vielded nearly $500,000.
Better soil, however, is required, and
more work in raising than with the cabbage.
This vegetable is merely a higher
order of the cabbage and bids fair in
time to be the greatest source of profit to
"Celery ]s third on the list of staple
vegetables. As the manner of treating
the celery crop for the last few years has
been much simplified, an unexpected itn?
? - - * - iL. 1- ^ e i I, n
petus nas Deen given u> uw nmc ui mu
seed. The famous white plume celery is
crisp, solid and has a peculiar walnutty
flavor. It has an unprecedented sale.
Next come the onion and pea, followed
by beans, potato, squash and spinach.
Tomato and turnip are also considered
among the reliables."
"One would think that the seed trade
would diminish in time, as people would
save their seed?"
"They rarely ever attempt it and when
they do Ihc vegetables produced from
them arc of a stunted and dwarfish kind.
Seed seem to mature better in a hothouse.
Florida is the first to send vegetables
to the market. All the seed
whence they have sprung is carried from
Northern hothouses. The trade in seed
annually amounts to millions and the
profits arc considerable. I think in time
to come there will be garden-seed elevators
built and the trade carried on in
bulk instead of in paper packages.
A Dramatic Sccne.
Ben: Pcrley Poorc, in the Boston Z?Wthus
narrates a dramatic incident in
Congress during the exciting times
! which preceedcd the war of (51-Go:
Henry Winter Davis, of Maryland, Mr.
; Burlingame's intimate friend, attracted
i a jarge audience to the House of lJeprcj
sen tat ivts on the ?th of February, 1 tiG 1.
i He was one of the youngest representai
tives, theatrical and demonstrative, and
j he regarded himself as the greatest
i orator . in the capito!. While he was
; speaking, a gust of wind swept over the
capitol, and the fierce wrath of the elements
made itself heard above the clear j
tones of his voice. Suddenly a great
crash was heard overhead, and the
: crowded galleries started with appre'
hension. It was feared that the j
" * " -.1 * 4 .. 1.1 ,.4T
i rooi oi me nousc wiia .mum, in liui?? uii,
! and many lushed out of the hall. In a
moment it was announced that a dorrick
j had fallen, and the scared people came j
hack aguin. It was a tempestuous scene
j for an hour or two. The air grew dark,
j and the gas was lighted overhead, while
i the loud roar of the tempest was heard,
! and the roof seemed to rock and tremble
j with the blast.
Toward night the fury of the wind bej
came terrific. All through the streets
j was heard the banging of shutters, the
I sweep of the wild wind, and the shaking
j of frail awniug posts and trees. The
j national flag, which was Hung to the
| breeze from the top of the Washington
j monument, was torn from the stall and
: sent Hying. All over the city, from
hotel roofs and public buildings, and
j wherever the national colors were unfurled,
they were torn in shreils by
the fury of the wind, and a more general
distribution of the star-spangled banner
> never was seen. Hoofs were blown off,
' stables were shaken to pieces, chimneys
I were blown down, and so wide and general
j was the ruin of telegraph poles, that no
wire was left working south of Wash- I
The foot passengers in the streets had
a hard time of it. In every direction
you could see them buffeting the blast,
struggling against the keen, cold, biting
snow, or drifting along before the wind,
blown in the desired direction with a
J momentum which was as unexpected as
! uncomfortable Scores of hatless gentlemen
were seen despairingly chasing
their fugitive chapeaux up Pennsylvania
avenue, and the little negro boys, whose
native wool was proof against the gale,
j made small fortunes, in dimes and half
[ dimes, by catching the truant tiles. (
REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA.
ADVICE FOB SUPFEKSBS FBOM
Hair Pillows to bo Preferred to
Feather*. ? Varloun Methods of
Cooling the drain.
"When I was a student, says a writer in
the New York Sun, I suffered much from
sleeplessness, and, after trying many
remedies, I hit upon this one: I discarded
my feather pillow for one of hair.
The effect wns wonderful. 1 slept soundly
the whole of the first night, and have
never since, except when feverish, been
so wakeful as I usually was before. Although
feathers arc excellent for preventing
the dispersion of the heat of the
bod}', so much fault has been found with
feather beds that thev have quite generally
gone out of use, and it is strange
that feather pillows have not been sent
I after them. Feathers in pillows are open
to the same objections as feathers in beds,
and even their chief virtue, that of keep1
v , 1
ing up a xugn icmpcruiure, is u vicitv-n
in a pillow: certainly when
one-half of the head is kept at
blood heat by being buried
in feathers and the other half is exposed
to the air, both halves cannot be at the
most favorable temperature. A hair pillow
docs not get warmed up to an uncomfortable
degree, because it rapidly
conducts away the heat imparted to it by
the head. Since hair pillows are not yet
in common use, it might be supposed
that a person accustomed to the use of
one would either have to take it with
him every time he was to bo away from
home for a few nights, or suffer considerable
inconvenience. But fortunately
hair bosters arc more common, and if the
pillow is thrown aside the bolster will
raise the head probably as high as is
good for the sleeper. If a hair bolster
is lacking, the end of the mattress may
be raised high enough to make a comfortable
head rest by putting the pillow
According to most, but not all, medical
writers, wakefulness and mental activity
depend on the circulation of a
large quantity of blood through the
brain, and the flow of blood must be
lessened before sleep can come on. 1
have obtained special benefit from
drawing the blood to the muscles by
means of a brisk walk or a quarter to
half an hour's vigorous performance
of light gymnastics just before going to
bed. The majority of cases of sleeplessness
occur among persons who use
their muscles but little, and for very
many taking more exercise is the best
remedy. Sleep can sometimes be
brought on by simply warming the body,
especially the feet; the drowsiness
causcd by sitting in a warm room is an
instance. The blood maybe drawn to the
skin by a cold shower or sponge bath,
followed by rubbing with a coarse towel.
Getting out of bed for a fetv minutes
when the air is cool will often bring relief.
I have lain awake half tho night
and then, after being up long enough to
mix and drink a lemonade, have fallen
asleep at once on going back to bed.
Perhaps the lemonade should have part
of the credit. On hot summer nights a
cold bath will reduce the bodily temperature
so as to admit of sleep. If the
skin is not wiped quite dry, the evaporating
moisture will incrsase the cooling
effect. A light lunch just before going
to bed relieves the brain by drawing the
blood to the stomach, and, the inclination
to dose after a meal is explainable
in this way. Diminishing the cerebral
circulation by compression of the carotid
arteries is advised by some physicians.
Lying on the back with a doubled pillow
placed against the back of the neck so as
to tip the head forward will effect this,
and Dr. J. L. Corning has invented an
instrument in the form of a collar for the
In view of what has been said about
circulation of the blood, coldness of the
feet is a natural accompaniment of
sleeplessness, and one means of cure may
oe inaae to serve uoiu uuus. uummj
the feet in hot water is such a means,
but after a few hours a reaction is liable
to set in, which will send the blood from
the feet to the head and cause the
sleeper to awake. It is better to tnke
advantage of the reaction which follows
a cold foot-bath with vigorous rubbing
of the feet, both in the water and with
the towel. The stimulus thu9 given to
the circulation in the feet will be more
permanent. I have found walking just
before bedtime beneficial, and when I
do not wish to go outdoors I raise myself
sharply on my toes to the full stretch
fifty or more time9. A paragraph has
recently been in circulation to the effect
that a continuous low noise favors sleep;
the sound of water dropping on a brass
pan has been prescribed by a physician
with good effect. The explanation
seems to be that a simple monotonous
impression quiets the brain by
occupying it to the exclusion of more
varied and interesting, and therefore
stimulating, impressions. On the same
principle arc the devices of counting
forward or backward, imagining sheep
jumping one by one through a gap, etc.;
but they are open to the objection of
causing one portion of the brain to be
exerted in order to control the rest of it.
If the hygienic measures which have
been described fail to induce sleep,
probably some form of disease stands in
the way, and a physician should be cmployed
to discover and remove it. Soporific
drugs should be regarded as a
last resort, for, unless skilfully 'used,
they producc a stupor rather than a refreshing
sleep. Do not take a narcotic
or nostrum at random because somebody
says it is tfood to make you sleep; one
narcotic is injurious where another is
bcneticial, and the chances are that you
will choose oue which will do you more
harm than good.
A Midnight Duel.
An old ex-Confcdcrate soldier describes |
in the Athens (Ga.) Jinnner a duel which
took place between two young soldiers?
one from Georgia and the other from
Mississippi. The duel was caused by
the rivalry of the two soldiers for the
smiles of a village belle at a dance. The
narrator says: "The Georgian seemed
to have the lead on the Mississippian,
and when the dancers were called to take
their places he led the belle of the valley
to a place in the set. At this poiut the
Mississippian was seen to approach the
couple and heard to claim the lady's hand
for the dance. An altercation ensued,
but both were cool, "brave soldiers?two
of the best shots in the army?who did
not believe in a war of words. So it was
ended by the Georgian dancing with the
lady, and the significant remark of the
Mississippian that "I will sec you after
"When the dance was over the Georgian
was seen to seek the Mississippian,
and together they each called a friend
from the crowd and departed. When
outside both claimed that an insult had
been passed, which could only be wiped
out in the blood of the other, and that a
duel to the death should be arranged at
oncc. A full moon was just appearing
above the tops of ihc surrounding forest,
and I tell you this talk of blood in
)w. ciicnr>n of tlifi nirrht was anvthintr but
pleasant. No argument, however, would
avail with these men, so it was arranged
that the duel should take place on top
of the Blue Ridge, near the centre of the
road that passvs through the gap; that
the weapons should be pistols at fifteen
paces, and to lire at or between the words
'one, two, three,' tiring to continue until
one or both were dead.
"The point was readied, the ground
measured oil, and the men took their
i positions without a tremor. The moon
shed its pale light down on a scene never
to be forgotten. A moment or two and
the silence was broken by the signal:
"One, two, three." At the word "one"
the report of two pistols rang out on ttic
midnight air, but the principals maintained
their respective positions. The
Georgian's left arm was seen to drop
closer to the side, but the Missiasippian was
immovable, and still held his jtistol to the
front. Again a pistol shot was heard,
coining.from the Georgian, and the Mississippian
still held his position but he
did r.ot fire. The Georgian protested
that he had not come there to murder
; him, but no answer was returned. The
Mississippian's second approached his
principal and found him dead, shot
through the eye on the first discharge of
the weapons. Death it seoms had been
instantaneous, so much so as not even to
| disturb his equilibrium. I may forget
| some thing', but the midnight duel on
| the top of a spur of the Blue Ridge, with
its attendant circumstances, is not one
! of them."
A Musical Crank.
There is a celebrated musical compose
i in New York city to-day who wears cor
i sets, paints his cheeks and lips, blacks
| his eyelids and eyebrows, and uses hellai
donna to make his eyes dazzling to bei
holders. He hns genius, but is none the
! less a decided and persistent fool, known
j as such by everyone but himself. To
hear his music, and to see him, is to set
one trying to make two things tally that
are utterly contradictory iu their very
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
A Georgia inventor has invented a
fireproof cotton bagging, the use of
which will very much reduce the insurance
rates on cotton. It is called "antiphlojjan,"
and is said to be cheaper than
the jute or gunny-bagging now used.
To test the purity of water there bus
| been found no better or simpler way than
I to fill a clean pint bottle three-fourths
| full of the water to be tested, and dissolve
in the water half a teaspoon
fill of the purest sugar?loat or granulated
will answer?cork the bottle, and
place it in a warm place for two days. If
in twenty-four to forty-eight hours the
water becomes cloudy or milky it is unfit
for domestic use.
It has been proved beyond all doubt
that waters which circulate or stand in
leaden pipes or vessels not only take up
particles of lend through mechanical
action due to friction, but attacks the
metal because of the affinity of several of
their constituents, the result being generally
lead carbonate. Minute quantities
ol lead introduced into the 6ystem must
rank among the factors of anosmia and
defective nutrition in large towns.
The electric light is being used to light
bakers1 ovens. A great difficulty has always
existed among bakers to get a light
into their dark ovens, so that the progress
of baking might be observed. Two incandescent
lamps, driven by a VictoriaBrush
machine, are placed inside an oven
where the temperature ranges from 400
to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The oven
door contains a sheet of plate glass,
through which the whole of the oven is
distinctly visible. The baker now never
need burn his bread or pastry.
Considering its extent, America is
better supplied by the clouds than Europe
and Africa. In the tropics of the old
world the annual rainfall is about seventyseven
inches, while in tropical South
America it is 155 inches. In the eastern
United States it is forty to fifty inches;
but west of the one hundredth meridian
to Sierra Nevada it is mostly twelveto sixteen
inches. The annual average of Great
Britain is thirty-five inches; that of Franco
twenty to twenty-one inches; but about
the Alps it is mostly thirty-five to fifty
inches. Farther from the coast, in
central Germany and Russia, it is only
fifteen to twenty inches. The moistest
climate known is in India, at Cherrapongec,
where over a small area the yearly
fall of rain is more than 010 inches, or
about fifty-one feet.
The process of swallowing food in
serpents is painfully slow and somewhat
peculiar. For how is an animal without
limbs or molars to swallow its prey,
which is often much larger than its own
body? Thus the boa-constrictor seizes
the head of its victim with its sharp, recurving
teeth, and crushes the body with
its overlapping coils, then siightly uncoiling
and covering the carcass with a
slimy mucus, it thrusts the head into its
mouth by main force, the mouth stretching
raarvelously, the skull being loosely
put together. Oue jaw is then unfixed
and the teeth withdrawn, by being
pushed forward, when tli?y arc again
fastened farther back on the animal. The
other jaw is then protruded, and then refastened,
and thus, by successive movements,
the prey is slowly and spirally
drawn into the gullet.
Nubia and the Nubians.
The banks of the Nubian Nile vary
with every mile, and beautiful are they
in diversity of color and combination,
tlinnnrh that benutv mrtakes of a sterner
quality than in the landscape of Egypt.
Nowhere can be seen the rich fields,
which stretchcd on either shore away to
the feet of the Lybian hills. They have
disappeared, and in their stead rise from
the water's depths tall cliffs in broken
precipice and crng, or the river owning
free bonds, Hows majestically on beneath
rival streams of bordering sands, that
have the gorges of the desert hills
for channels, and the wind, which
ever silently drifts them whither
it will for current. Poverty
is written on the face of this sun-scorched
country, and such few strips of fertile
land as the Nile reaches in its flood are
tilled with zealous care by the scanty
population which they support. It is
curious to note with what religious care
the villages and temples have been
placed upon the shelving rock or desert
sand, where none but the lizzards could
begrudge their presence. Every inch of
land that can be cultivated is coaxed to
yield its burden of beans or doura, and
of spare land whereon to place their
villages, good sooth, there is enough.
Yet poor though the Nubian is, his wants
arc few, and his thrifty "ways make poverty
a light burden to him. Travel when:
he will for hire or trade, he leaves his
heart in his wild home of Nubia, and
returns thither when fortune allows.
No music has for him so great a charm
as the melancholy creation of the waterwheels,
the constant plaint of which
grease is never permitted to diminish,
all that he can get being devoted to the
shaggy locks of his unturbancd head.
Nature, who refuses him to dream of
ought but lean kinc when he thinks of
doura fields, has given to his hind the
abundance of date palms, and on fruit
he virtually subsists. Little cares nr
Ibreemee palm for the desert's envy, but
spreading its feathery leaves above the
sand or rock gives to its planter tin
much-prized fruit which euables hire
to eke out the slender harvests of the
Vihy Bismarck Admired Fleury.
The stories that Bismarck likes best
nre those of men wlio have outwittec
mobs. During the siege of Paris, whil<
he was at Versailles, a pass was applied
for by a relative of M. Cuvillier Fleury,
the eminent critic and member of th<
French academy. The chancellor al
once gave the pass, saying: " M. Fleurj
is an admirable man. I know a capita!
story about him." The story was this
M. Fleury, who had been a tutor to th<
Due d'Aumale, was in 1848 private sccre
tary to the Duchess of Orleans. Whei
the revolutions of February broke out, i
rabble invaded the Palais Royal, when
the princess resided, and began smashim
works of art, pictures, .statuettes, anc
nicknacks. All the household was seizei
with panic except M. Fleury,|who, throw
ing oil his coat, smeared his face anc
hands with coal, caught up a poker anc
rushed among the mob, shouting
"Here, I'll show you where the bes
pictures are." So saying he plied hi
poker upon furniture of no value and
thus winning the confidence of tin
roughs, was able to lead them out of tin
royal apartments into the kitchen regions
where they ppent their fury upon tb<
contents of the larder and cellar. Thi
j sequel of this story is very droll, ant
! rnlntoc it with frrt'llt. rfilifill. J
JJJOllK** Vstv ... O* ~
few days after he had saved the Palai
Royal, M. Fleury was recognized in th
street as the Duchess of Orleans' secre
tary and mobbed. He was being some
what roughly hustled, when a hulkin;
water-carrier elbowed his way througl
the throng and roared: 411.ct that mai
be! lie is one of the right sort. Ill
led us to the pillage of the Palais Hoy a
the other day! "?Rochester Democrat.
Fighting in tlio Desert.
The mnniriivres of the British in th
desert preparing for the enemy, arc thu
described by Cameron:
"Continually does tho column halt
dismount and prepare to meet the enemy
and on these occasions there is always i
race between the mounted infantry am
guard regiments as to who shall be lirs
in sipiare. The formation finally adoptci
tidl by tho
'Thus an enemy charging cannot gt
in among the camels without being en
filaded by one or other facc of th
The best thing to giro your enemy i
forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance
to a friend, your heart; to a child,
good example; to a father, deference
to your mother, conduct that will mak<
her proud of you; to yourself, rcspcct
to ail men, charity.
The area of the British empire i
8,500,000 square miles, but there is in
direct domination over enough more t<
make the total 10,000,000?ono-fifth o
the land surface of the globe. Of tin
total population only one-seventh arc
. . >.. v-. a.; .. .-, | - . .
THE CHAT OF AN EPICUEE.
TALK WITH A MAS WHO HAS SATEH
Slrange and Outlandish DInIicm - Sea
Egg* for Two?A Kitten Pie?A
Feast of Sea Worm*.
"I can give you sea-egjjs to-day, sir,"
said a waiter to my friend as we seated
ourselves in an up-town cafe, writes a
New York correspondent of tlie Philadelphia
" Good," was the reply, "and let it be
' Land eggs arc well enough for me,"
T l_J 1 rn.
i SUggUSLUU, IVIIUWAil^ bilC auiuutviiuu 1\Jmarkable
taste of my comrade.
"If you have never eaten sea-eggs," lie j
protested, "you should not allow another I
day to pass over your head; it's a posi- j
tivc sin to neglect the offerings of nature.
Ah, here they are,"and the waiter placed j
upon the table a silver dish mounted j
upon a spirit-lamp that, uncovered, displayed
four oval sea-eges, or echini, deprived
of their spines and polished
white, the oval balls upon which the
spines worked shining like silver, and at.
the top of the five eye-plates, with the
little madrcporic sieve, had been removed,
forming a small chimney, like
the crater of a volcano, out of which rose
mysterious fumes of the sea-egg.
" Where did you contract this habit?"
I asked, as lie took one of the eggs in his
left hand and disemboweled it with a
"Contract it?" was the reply; "why,
love for such things is inborn in the soul
of every man of taste. Tho sea-egg is
an inheritance from the Greeks and Romans?our
ancestors. It was their
choicest dish. The species most in demand
are the sea melon of Corsica or
Echinus melo. In Naples they much
esteem Echinus lividus, while at the
French ports many eat the csculentus
and granulasus. In point of fact," said
my friend, "while we have advanced in
the arts and sciences we have retrograded
in 'gastronomy.' The majority of people
will reject a dish because the original
animal is disagreeable. Now, this
is manifestly foolish. If you follow it
out, why not reject the baked potato
that grows in the ground and is often
served surrounded with a goodly amount
of the original eartti ana none uu9t mat
contributed to its growth."
"Now, take snakes. Some of the
large boas that I have eaten in South
America arc simply delicious, and their
flesh is always in demand. It is clear,
white and firm, just like that of turkey,
and why should you object simply
because it is a 6nake? You esteem the
turtle, that is as much a reptile, and yet
the snake is to be neglected, and, indeed,
some go so far as to refuse eels because
they resemble snakes. The lamprey
eel is one of the finest edible fishes
we have, yet only on the Connecticut and
in a few towns arc they eaten. In olden
times thousands of dollars were paid for
them by the epicures of the day. To
show you that I am right I
served a dish of potted
striped snakes at a dinner last summer
and every man at the table wanted to
know how it was done. One fellow
offered my cook $50, but it's a state
secret so far. But let me tell you that
boned snake and frog, pressed with
alternate layers of hare, and served cold
with guava, will surprise you. I take
the ground that all things that taste well
and are good for us should bo eaten.
There is nothing more delicious than a
caviare of the great mvgale:B eggs of
South America, and indeed the natives
informed me that the species were not
bad themselves, and why should they be
when they are so closely related to the
crabs? They have a curious way of catching
big spiders on the Amazon. They
arc huge lellows, sometimes six inches
across, with great hairy bodies and legs,
and, like some crabs, they live in holes
in the sand, and often dart out and oite
the feet of horses or mules as they &re
nlrtHn- o?/l if rlntvf. Irill tVio I
U1VUU) UUU ii \IVU v tmmm .Mw j
animal the hoof comes oil. So when
the natives want the spiders they jar the
ground near the nest, then drop a piece
of wood or stone in, suspended from a
string; this is seized in a ruge by tho
spider, that is jerked out and killed before
it knows where it is. I suppose I
have tried fifty kinds of insects as food,
and some are delicious. '
"In Mexico I have eaten the honey
! ant, one that gorges itself until its abdomen
looks like an amber globe, so distended
is it with honey. They are served
in this way for dessert and are very fine,
i In the Northwest I have been entertained
by the Indians with dried earth worms,
; not at all bad when you acquire the taste
i for them. The Indians of some tribes
collect thousands and dry them for winter
use, and in many countries worms arc esteemed.
In some of the Pacific islands a
sea worm iseaten,andwhen it first appears
l is collected and sent to the king with
much ceremony, and great feasts are held
! during the time. In 6ome parts of Africa
a sort of May fly is collected and made
' into a very nice bread. At certain seasons
they appear in such vast numbers
. that they are swept up by the bushel,
; and when flying the air is completely
i filled with them, so that it seems to be
s "Did you ever cat a dragonfly? No?
s Then you have missed a treat. In the
i south of Africa they are caught on lime
) twigs that are held aloft by the natives.
Great fellows, six inches long, are sold at
the markets as a luxury, and wlicu
cooked in white wine are very fine int
deed. The common grasshopper, or lo1
cust, as some call him, is eaten in North
? Africa, and locusts and wild honey are,
i T hfli<?vn recommended in the Bible.
, Some people insist tlmt flies indirectly
give a flavor to cheese, but I draw the
t line there. I enn't go it. Now, coming
r back to meats, the common cat, when in
[ good condition, is fine eating. It's only
: a matter of prejudice, and I will prove
j it. I consider myself a good judge of
- living and game, and once was invited
i to a breakfast where 4here was a game
x pie, supposed to be hare. In fact, evcry3
body thought it was hare, and wouldn't
r ask what it was for fear of being con1
sidcred behind the time. It struck me
1 as being something very fine, and I de
termined to have it, so I went to the
I host, who was a friend of mine, and
1 said: 'Hob, I must have the rules for
: .that pie.' He didn't want to let it go,
t. but, as he said he was indebted to mc
s for a new way to cook crow, so he told
, me in confidence.
3 "It was a kitten pie. For certain rea3
sons I kept it to myself at the time, but
, I stick to it yet, it was fine. Every
e hunter knows that puma is a royal dish
e ?and the puma is nothing but a bin cat.
1 In fact, ail these animals are good catk.
3 "And speaking of tough things rc2
minds me of a dinner we had in Troy
some years ago. I belonged to the Epi
curean club there, and we had a man for
? cook that was king of his art, and had
1 orders to put on every new dish he could
1 get. So this night?we met every Sature
day?we had some guests. One was from
1 the Beefsteak club, of London, and
when we sat down they brought in a
platter with a steak on it about three
feet long and two wide, and about an
u inch and three-quarters thick. And the
s odor! Ye gods and little fishes, but it
was rapturous! Tom Had don was carver,
and after trying it lie sent out
for a knife that looked like a
,i razor, and at last got it cut up. And
\ that was the last of it. There wasn't a
t knife or a pair of jaws there thai, could
1 out into it, and there we were, like the
fellow bound to the rock, surrounded bv
? ? I...* l.S.ef r triml it
wincr, uiii u>nij^ wt union, i ?!>.? .V|
but tlic piece bounded from one jaw to
. mother, like a rubber ball, so that I gave
it up, but tlic flavor was sublime?in
fact, it was all flavor. At last we
called in Joe, the cook, and asked him
what it was. And what do you think?"'
I gave it up. "Well, it was rhinoceros.
It seems that some circus was going over
the bridge and the rhinoceros had fallen
through and broken his leg, and so they
had to shoot it, and so Joe got the steak.
It was good, but tough. We despise
horse meat; but look at Paris. The
poorer people arc glad to get it, but here
our poor class arc only satisfied with the
very best. And so it goes. Come and
see me next week, Monday," concluded
my friend, "and you shall taste some of
the famous blind fish of the Mammoth
- cave and some of the blind cattish from
t the underground Conest tga."
rroud to Call Himself a United States
; Senator Williams, of Kentucky, is
a proud to call himself a farmer, and he
: thinks there is no higher^honorablo callc
ing. He is a stanch frimid of the agri;
culturists, and during his terra has
done vigorous battlo for every measure
that has come before the Senate for their
s j benefit or reliof. lie says: "After all,
* j givo me the country raised boy. The
j j boy who runs barefooted and stubs the
f nails oil his toes and gets stone bruises
3 on his heels grows up in the simple, un
affected ways of life which make him
I the better man."? Washington Star.
The Arab compels his horse to feed
from the ground in order to maintain the
curve of the backbone.
A Corean woman has no name. She
is always somebody's daughter, sister,
wife, mother. Their individual existence
is not recognized even by name.
The most universally diffused organism
in nature, the least size with which we
are definitely acquainted, is so small that
50,000,000 of them could lie together in
1-100 square inch.
The word dynamite comes from a
Greek word meaning power. The explosive
is composed of nitro-glycerinc
mixed with pulverized silica or infusorial
earth, in the proportiou of three parts of
the former to one part of tho latter.
A steer was recently sold in Cincinnati
weighing 4,250 pounds. The animal was
raised near Decatur, Ind., is of fine form,
Eerfcctly developed, six feet four inches
igh, girths twelve feet, and measures
twelve feet in length. It is six years
old, a beautiful roan and in perfect
A monster elm, recently felled in
Langdon, R. I., was 100 feet high, and
sixteen feet in circumference two feet
from the ground. At sixty feet from
the ground six limbs branched out, each
measuring six feet in circumference. A
section of the trunk twelve feet long required
nine yoke of oxen to draw it.
The Siamese make wedding presents,
but they never give an odd number of
articles, for the reason, they say, that
one cannot stand without a partner, three
means enmity, and five sickness. On
the other hand, two signifies "strong
and welcome," four "laughter," six
"binding together by love," and eight,
*'we resemble each other in likes and
Even as late as the time of Ilenry
Till., all foreign artificers were prohibited
from working in England. The
Saxons are said to have sold into slavery
a stronger who had no patron. By a law
of many German tribes, if a stranger
had resided twelve months a district he
I wna anfr>* if Via win n. rrnr>?f. nf n. mr>tnWr
of the tribe, the host after three nights
[ became responsible for him. The proverb
I. was, ''Two nights a guest, the third
( night a servant." In Gaul, among tthc
i Keltic tribes, the stranger was equally
I held as one outside the community,
and unable to own the property of a
On Cape Cod and in many other disi
tricts along the New England coast it is
j firmly believed that a sick man cannot
<lie until the ebb tide begins to run.
"Watchers by beds of sickness anxiI
ouslynote the change of the tides and if
! the patient lives until the flood begins to
| set in again he will live until the next
ebb. The most intelligent and best educated
people born and brought up on
the New England coast are not entirely
free from this superstition, and to them
there is a weird meaning in the words of
Dickens in describing the death of
Barkis: "And it being high water,
he went out with the tide."
A Qneer Sort of School Girl
A recent Marysville (Ohio) letter to
the Cincinnati Enquirer, says: One of
the most singular cases of vision on
record is found in the fourth grade of
our schools, in the person of Belle Kinney,
a little girl twelve years of age.
Shortly after entering school her teacher,
3Iiss Ella Ely, discovered that she always
read with her books upside down,
and that while writing she invariably
placed the copy In the same position and
wrote backward, with the letters inverted
and with her left hand. Not knowing
whether to attempt a correction of
the habit, the teacher sent for Dr. I. N.
Hamilton, one of our prominent physicians
and President of the Board of Education,
who tested her thoroughly with
iicrurcs. pictures, reading ana writing,
and discovered that she was equally
skilful with her books in any position,
although the child herself had never particularly
noticed her peculiarity, but expressed
a desire to use her books as
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Thousands Upon Thousands!!!
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the known world but can show its cures by
A Losing Joke.
"A prominent physician of Pittsburg said
to a lady patient who was complaining of her
'continued ill health, and of his inability to
'cure her, jokingly said: "Try Hop Bitters!"
The lady took it in earnest and used the Blt'ters,
from which she obtained permanent
'health. She now lauchcd at th? doctor for
'his joke, but he is notso well pleated with it,
'as it cost him a good patient
Fees of Doctors.
The fee of doctors at 13.00 a visit would
tax a man for a year, and in need of a daily
visit, over $1,000 a year for medical attend*
ance alone! And one single bottle of Hop
Bitters taken in time woula save the *1,000
and all the year s sickness.
Glren np by the Doctors. ;
"Is is possible that Mr. Godfrey is up
and at work, and cured by so simple a remedy?"
"I assure you it is true that he is entirely
cured, and with nothing but Hop Bitters, and
only ten days ago his doctors gave him up and
saia he must ale, from Kidney and Liver
W None genuine without a bunch of green
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