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ODDS AND ENDS.
The singular pTinishment for bigamy
in Hungary is to compel the man to
live with both wives in one house.
The New York courts spend more
than $100,000 a year for expert evi
dence, and give it to $2 a day jury
men to pass upon.
One woman in Honolulu professes
to be one hundred and twenty-four
years old. She is a native, and says
that she remembers events that occur
red 122 years ago.
Sir E. Vincent in his report esti
mates the Turkish revenue, after de
dr.cting payments for the debt and for
some tributes not received, at $71,750,
000, and the expenditure at $5,000,000
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An Unconscious Irony.
"I never seo that good old motto,
'honesty is the best policy,' " remark
ed Senator Sorghum, "without being
carried back to my boyhood days. "
"It is a grand old motto," replied
his friend; "one that it is well to im
press early in life."
"Yes. I'll never forget the time
I had to pay the smart boy of the
school seren cents and a jack-knife to
write that line in my copybook, so as
to keep rn? from getting marked below
the average in penmanship."-Wash
Master-Rufus, didn't you meet me
o? the street last night as I was on my
wa j home?
Rufus-To be sho' I did, sah.
Master-WjJL-n^'p ?e?rmc frankly,
did I sessf to be intoxicated?
Rufus-As ter dat, sah, I kyar'n ad
zackly say dat yo' wuz shonough
'toxticated, but Torn de way yo' wuz
meanderin' erlong I got de idee dat
yo' wuz eider in dat perdickermen' er
mighty onsartin in yo' min' as ter
whar yo' wuz at.--Richmond Dispatch.
"SHE MESSES WELL."
BUT HER CLOTHES OFTEN COVER
A LIVING DEATH.
Beauty Is the Shrine of Men's Worship,
and Women Vie With Each Other to
Make Themselves Attractive.
The remark, "She dresses elegantly,"
is a very common one in this age ot!
wealth and progress.
Women vie with each other in mak
ing themselves at
tractive, for men
. admire a stylishly
Good clothes add
to the charms of
the woman in per
fect health, but
ance or care
inroads of fe
to stamp them
wrecks. It is
but true, thal,
women to suffer
cause man can
only work from theory, and at best only
patch up, without removing the cause.
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44 Three months ago, I wrote you a
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44 Such pains as I endured. My back
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Kow I can work all day without pain.
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CvON S UMPTION -m
ITH a frown Milton
Davis looked at his
watch, then *t tho
slowly moving peu
dnlnm of the dook
in the dingy little
depot at Hinton,
and mentally de
baled whether ho would better wait
for the train, long over due, or walk
home "across lots." The tiains on
this one-horse line were run presum
ably for the accommodation of tho
public, but as they were invariably
behiud time, and ran nt a snail's pace,
it was an open question whether tho
public in that particular locality were
much better accommodated than thoy
had been by the old stagecoach which
had fallen into disuse when the rail
road went through. It had been al
most a mystery how tho road ever
came to be built there, and talk of
discontinuing the branch had been rifo
many times; but old Colonel Hale,
who had some influence with the legis
lature and the railroad company, saw
to it that it ended in talk.
So the road was open, and ns the
night was chill and snowy, Milton
decided to wait for the train, which
would take him within an eighth of a
mile of home, and sat down with what
patience ho could muster to wait. A
half hour pussed, and slowly into the
station puffe.i the belated engino at
tached to tho freight and accommoda
tion. Davis boarded it and sat down
in a seat near the door. The compart
ment was divided in such a way that
one end was used as a sort of caboose,
where tho trainmen were allowed to
wait when not busy, and any passenger
having a desire to smoke could gratify
it in that end of the car.
Milton Davis was one of the wealth
iest farmers about Hintonville. In
addition to farming he engaged in
stock-raising, bee-keeping, and, in
short, any'thing that promised big re
turns for not too large investments.
All ho touche ! prospered. His crops
were generally fine, though perhaps
his neighbors' wero not worth harvest
ing. Of course he would have told
yon that this was duo neither to luck
nor ill luck, but to simple attention
to business, and he might have added
having the means at hand to pay for
help just at the right time, which
otten turned almost failure into suc
cess. But aside from his financial
stability he was a man whom all the
town respected, whose word was as
good as his bond any day, and who
had filled many of the offices in the
gift of his townsmen sc acceptably
that the opposing party was generally
satisfied if Milton Davis was elected,
and the defeated candidates were
solaced by the fact that nothing else
I was to be expected. In church and
missionary work ho shone especially,
and more than one obscure country
church had been materJalijtvfeelped-by
his checks. y^***
So youjpU-feesurprised at what fol
-4errr?The was when his attention was
attracted by the voices of two men in
the smokers' end of tho car, and only
separated from him by so thin a parti
tion that he could distinctly hear every
word they uttered. He did not notice
what thev were saying till his own
name caught his ear, thor gh he had
recognized the voice of Doctor Cramer,
an old friend.
"I should not liko to have Milt
Davis's sins on my conscience," said
Doctor Cramer in a half vexed, half
serious tone, evidently continuing a
theme under discussion.
"Why," interrupted his companion,
"I was under the impression-"
"Yes, you were nuder the impres
sion that he had probably as few sins
to account for as any mau well could
have, being always to the front in every
good work, and eo forth, and 1 sup
pose you are right, generally speak
ing ; but I have just come from Colosse,
where I went to consult with Doctor
Hill over Walt Bavis'.wiie. She is
dying as sure as I am sitting here, and
just as surely Milton Davis will be re
sponsible for her death."
"Why, I don't seo-"
"Of course you don't 1 But I do,
you know, and that makes all the dif
ference in tho world."
"But what has Davis dono that you
should accuse him thus harshly?"
"ft is what he has not done. He is
allowing his son's wife to suffer while
he has more money than he knows
what to do with in this small place."
"Oh, yes, I see! You are speaking
of Walter Davis's wife she that was Net
tie Eller. Walter did not marry to
please his father, I believe."
"No, I presume riot. I fancy he
exercised his rightful prerogative, and
married to please himself. You and I
did the same, I believe, old fellow,
and would have done so if a dozen
fathers had objected."
"But there was something especi
ally repugnant in thisa?air, was there
not? lt seems tome I remember to
have heard so."
"Not with the girl herself. Nettie
Eller had brains and beauty enough
to turn the head of a stronger minded
man than Walt Davis, but her father
-well, he died with tte tremens, you
know, and if ho hadn't he would proba
bly have been convected of man
slaughter at the next session."
"I rather wonder that young Davis
should have looked in that direction
for a wife. No wonder his father was
"But the girl was ail a man could
?j "Neverthelesp, blood will tell."
"It docs m her case, for she in
herits her mc thor's virtues, and a
better woman never lived. Why
Bhould Nettie bo held responsible for I
the crime of her father?"
"Do you think Davis knows the con-1
dition they are in?" queried his com
panion, willing to change the subject,
for tho very unconventional views of
Doctor Cramor we^e well known.
"Probably not. Knowing his want
of sympathy they would be in no
hurry to force themselves upon his
attention. They aro not reduced to
actual want; but Nettie is Bottling into
a rapid decline which nothing but her
Bpcedy removal to a warmer climate
will check or cure. This to Walter is
simply impossible ; bnt tho few hun
dreds it would cost to take them
through tho winter would never bo
missed by Miiton. Jove! I should
hate to so live that my children would
be glad when 1 was dead !"
"And yon think Walter and his wife
"Not at all ; but it requires no great
mathematical ability to read the facts.
Milton Davis is worth at lea6t eighty
or ninety thousand dollars. He has
four children. Fifteen or twenty
thousand dollars will inevitably come
to each of them in tho not remote
future, for Milton is abouv our own
age, and we neither of us expect to
see many decades. Now, instead of
having Walter work John Green's
farm on sharo?, with meagre utensils
and no capital to speak of, and letting
his wife work herself, as she has been
doing this summer, why the dickens
doesn't he take live thousand dollars
, of what wiil eventually belong to
Walter, buy him a nice little place of
his own, and give him a chance to
save his wife's lifo? This hanging to
your money till grim death compels
vou to let go is ono of th? greatest
farces of the day Not that I believe
in a man robbing himself for his chil
dren and then being dependent upon
them. But too many pr?vido for n
future which their children may never
live to sec, and allow the present, of
which thoy are sure, to bo passed in
positivo want. I hate canting hypo
Milton Davis listened in uilenco to
the long tirade, for it was nothing
else, and shook himself uncomfortably
as it proceeded. The docto:: was mis
taken, however, in calling him a hypo
crite. That he certainly waa not. His
views might be incorrect, but as he
saw matters so he acted ; and now a
train of thought was started that
would probably bear fruit.
"Ho is so confoundedly p.oud,"the
doctor went on, "that I really thiuk
he would consider it a special dispen
sation of Providence in bia behalf if
Walter's wife should die before any
children were born to inherit her
He proud? Milton Davis denied
the accusation forcibly to himself.
Why, no maa in Hilton dressed plain
er ; then his mind reluscd to accept
the explanation. It was not pride of
dress, but tho moro 6ubtlc prido of
statiou, if not of wealth, which pos
sessed him ; and communing with his
conscience, which the words of Doctor
Cramer had roused as never it had
been roused before, he saw himself in
a true light, and when tho train drew
up at Hintonville he hurried away, not
wishing to see the doctor, or bo recog
nized by him.
For hours ho lay beside his wife that
night, not sleeping, bnt thinking,
thinking, till his brain grew dizzy. A
canting hypoorite-that wa? what the
doctor had called him. Was that what
his son and his wite called him? Some
how the pleasant eubjeot of the
churches he had helped ref ased to oc
cupy the foreground in his mind to
night. Rettie dying, and he in a
measure responsible because ho had
compelled his son to depend entirely
upon his own resource-, not doing so
much for him as he had done for
strangers, even, because he had out
raged his ideas of propriety and
yes, his fpride-and married a3 his
heart bade him marry.
But the thought that rankled most
was that his children would bo glad
when he was dead. He had done his
best to leave them a tidy sum at his
death, but, as the dootor had said, the
prosent was not so well provided for.
He remembered hearing Mattie 6ay
once that she did not have aa much
money to spend aa tho hired girl.
Was it true? Had he denied his fam
ily more than ho ought in his effort to
leave them well provided for at his
death? Had he been tyrannical iu his
dealings, usurping the place of Provi
dence to a great extent, and making
them feel that his will must not be
crossed or dire results would follow?
He resolved that a chango should bo
made. He began to realize that he
was giving his children a poor prep
aration for either talcing caro of or
enjoying a competence.
When morning came ho nearly para
lyzed his wife by asking :
"When did you hear from Walter
Puzzled and astonished she faltered
"I-I heard from him last week."
"Did you know his wife wa8 seri
Her manner told him she had kept
in touch with them more than he had
"Yes," she answered, driven to bay,
as it were, "I am afraid she will never
bo any better."
"I think we will go over after
breakfast," he said quietly, ns if it
wero tho most natural proceeding in
Mrs. Davis rather dreaded the in
terview between tho men, but Milton
carno to the point at once.
"I heard yesterday that your wife
was in a rather dangerous condition
and that it was necepsary she should
go South for the winter. Seo John
Green and make arrangements for
some one to take your placo here, and
make preparations for taking her to
Florida the last of next week."
"But father," said Walter, as
tounded, "I have no means to under
take such a-"
"Here are five hundred dollars, and
if required you can havo more. Do
not worry over anything ; just devoto
yourself to your wife until she is bet
ter, and in tho spring I will seo what
I can do for you. But do not take
this farm again."
"Ob, father," blurted out the great
boy, "forgive me! I thought you
would be glad if Nettie died. I never
even, hoped you would be willing
to help me save ber. I shall
never, never forget this! You are
everything that is good, and I havo
been thinkiug all manner of evil of
yon. Say that you will forgive me 1"
The tears stood in Milton Davis's
eyes as ho said iioftly :
"You have quito as much to forgive
as I, my boy. Let na thank God it ia
not too late to understand each other. "
Tho matter did not end with tho
trip to Florida, which restored Mrs.
Walter Davis to health. Upon tho
return of the young couple they found
the title deeds to a pretty home and a
hundred acres of land awaiting them,
a present from Father Davis, and his
other children had each bees tu ? prised
with the gift of two thousanc. dollat
fa bank stock.
"Do as yon please with the interest/
Milton Davis had said; "bu; if yoo^
wish to re-invest tho principal, I think
I might be a help to you." And they
agreed with him.
To his wife he gave five thousand
dollars outright, saying :
"Without at all intending to do so
I am afraid I have made you feel like
a beggar, Mary, and you may hsve
thought sometimes that fen would
have greater freedom in money mat
ters if I wero not here." Fe could
hardly briug himself to say "dead,"
eo harshly had the doctor's words
grated on his ears. "Henceforth 1 wish
yon to uso money as you need it, with
out being compelled to ask me lor it."
Well, the experiment was a grand
success ; the members of tho family
were drawn closer ; feeling that their
interests were one. Walter's grati
tude, especially, was very sweet to his
father, and Milton Davis learned that
more necessary than generosity was
simple justice, especially to one's
WORDS OF WISDdM.
If thero is good in us, it will briug
out good in others.
Some people look happiest when
they have bad news to tell.'
The man who controls himself, may
hope to reform other men. j
We will always find good, when we
look for it with a good heart.
Self-righteousness never has aoy
mercy on itself or anybody else.
Wo havo dono too little, when we
have not done our prayerful best.
The hotter the fire, the sooner tho
enemy will be out of ammunition.
Tho man who would bo wise, must
sit at the feet of those who are wise.
How many fathers and mothers
make religion suoh a cruel thing that
their children hate it;
Tho time is flying this way on rapid
wings, when tho only thing that oan"
prosper in this world is righteous
One reason why tho world gains
knowledge so slowly, is that every
child must find out for itself that fire
Many a face tve consider homelj,
would be radiant with beauty, if we
could eee it without looking through
darkened windows.-Ram's Horn.
Our Kew Iron-Clad Monitor.
If thero is any virtue in long sea
soning, the new iron-clad monitor,
tho Puritan, will doubtless provo a
valuable accession to our naval fleet.'
With a crew of 200 men the ponderous
vessel has entered upon its career of
The history of the Puritan ia unique
and interesting. The original pattern
was designed by Ericsson in 1864, but
nothing was done for several years,
except to build the rough hull. In
187? t* . construction of the boat was
t-i a over to John Roach, of Chester,
Jroun., who destroyed the old works,
although he used much of the mater
ial in building tho new monitor. In
spite of the zeal with which the
builder entered upon his task, he soon
found that ho had undertaken a great
responsibility. Thero was a disposi
tion on the part of Congress to criti
cise his workmanship, and this was
still further aggravated by a lack of
confidence throughout the country.
Despite the hostility of the publio,
however, and frequent interruptions,
the boat was completed in 1883 and
launched for the first time upon '.bo
With the changes which have taken
place in naval and engineering science
within the past few years, the Govern
ment ha3 found it necessary to re
model the Puritan from top to bottom.
In accordance with this decision the
boat has been in tho hands of experi
enced contractors for some time. The
work of remodeling the immense
structure has been formally com
pleted, and the monitor again placed
upon its active mission of protecting
the Nation's coast.
In tho judgment of experienced en
gineers the Puritan is one of our
strongest and best equipped war ves<
Avenges His Baby's Dc: th.
Twenty years ago last Thanksgiving
Day a beor killed Edward Bantu's
threo-ycar-old baby. Every Thanks
giving Day since that time Baum, who
lives at Ridgway, Penn., has shoul-,
dered his gun, gone into the woods,
and he has never returned without
bringing with him a dead bear.
Over the grave of his baby Baam
swore that he would kill a b?ar each
Thanksgiving Day. That was twenty
years ago, and he has never once
broken his vow. Sometimes he has
had to go far into tho mountnine, and
once ho journeyed fifty miles from his
home, but he found the bear and
The day his baby was killed he and
his son were in the woods chopping
trees. They had taken the child with
them, and left her sitting on a falling
tree, while they went further into the
woods. When they returned "ihe baby
WOB nowhere to be found. They
hunted all that night, and about noon
tho next day their dog came upon the
trail of a bear. They followed the
tracks to a cave under the mountain,
and there found a she bear and her
cubs playing with tho body of the
baby. The old bear was killed with a
rille ball and the cubs were clubbed
Baum declares that as long as he
lives he wili never forget the vow he
made at the grave of his child, and
that each year--on Thanksgiving Day
-a bear must be brought down by hil
rifie.-New York Press.
Large Granite Block.
Much inconvenience is experienced
in finding a railroad route from Bel
lows Falls, Vt., to New Orleans having
bridges high enough for the largest
block of granite ever quarried in Ver
mont. The block is fifteen feet square
and three feet thick. It is intended
for the noted Moriarity monument in
that city, lt was quorried in Barre,
and has been moved to i:be dressing
sheds. A special car is being built by
the local roads, on which it is intended
to sot the block on edge, allowing the
lower side to swing through the bot
tom, extending to within eight inches
of the rails. The weight of the block
exceeds fifty tons. Investigation shows
that most routes have bridges too low
for the block to pass through.-Scien
A River of Oil.
The Wabash River for miles, eist
and west of Wabash, Ind., is covered
with crude oil, which emits a power
ful and very- offensive odor. There
havo been times before when tho
stream carried considerable oil, but
never before as now, and the water
supply cf many cities below thero is
endangered. The oil enters the Wabash
from tho Salaraonia llivor, at La Gro,
the Salamonia penetrating the oi?
I BUDGET OE FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Danser-Biking Still-It Doos, In
Slander, Etc., ' Etc.
"Hera come tho reckless skaters."
Said tho sim, "aaa just beyond
The ice is growing thinner
' And they must como off tho pond.
"How shall I make them heed me,
And cease their sport"awhile?"
"Just toil them that you thaw me,"
Said the ice and cracked a saiil<\
IT DOES, INDEED.
Askins (meditatively)-"After all,
is life really worth the living?"
Grimshaw-"That depends on the
liver."-New York Journal.
"Keeping up your bicycle riding
:his cold weather?"
"Nop. Just keeping up thc pay
nents; that is all."-Indianapolis
OH, THE PERVERSENESS OF THINGS.
"How aro thoso cork shoes you
"Great ! Why, when the water gots
TI, tho cork keeps it from getting
"Are you economizing this winter,
"Yes; our new monogram is much
.maller than the ono we used last
"Bridget, I've discovered that you
?arry moro food home with you than
rou cook for ns."
"Ye3'm; but mo fambly is bigger'n
ronni. "-Chicago Record
She-"Mr. Fullback never boasts of
bis football exploits, does he?"
He-"No. I understand that he has
aearly Killed half a dozen men, but ho
nover says a word about it."-Puck.
NO LIGHT ON TnE SUBJECT.
Mrs. Knight-"Does your husband
ireat you the samo now as he did when
ile was courting you?"
Mrs. Laight-"Pretty much. Ho
seeps mo in tho dark?-'-Statesman.
Spats-"They say real ostato is
learer in Chicago, per foot front, than
.n New York."
Socratoots-"Weil, it ought to be.
Che feet arc bigger." - Pittsburg
A CHILLING WELCOME.
Ugly-Looking Way fayer-"Whar 13
;he mau o' tho house?"
Farmer's Wife (with raro presence
}f mind)-"Ho's back or tho wood
ihed burying a tramp."-Now York
NOT EASILY WOEKED.
"Well, you see, old man, I'm afraid
;he Governor won't come down with
?he cash. He's a Hort of bombshell."
"Ho goes o Of when I touch kiui."
"What was tho matter in the bric
"Two clerks disagreed about, the
pronunciation of Diana, and one of
them hit tho other over the hoad with
i Venus."-Chicago Record.
"Yes, optimists look more cheerful ;
but, as customers, I prefer pessimists."
??Why, Mr. Cutandslash?"
"Well, optimists, as a rule, will take
their wives to the theatre instead of
paying their tailor bills."-Chicago
Little Miss Clara-"Don't your sis
ter go with that young man aDy
Littlo Miss Laura-"No; and isn't
it a ahorne to treat him so after all
the beautiful candy be's brought her?"
THE GENTLE ART OF TOUCHING.
Yapsley- "Thc truest test of a man's
friendship is his willingness to lend
Mudge-"Oh, 'most anybody will
lend money. The real test is when
you strike him for a second loan."
Irate Lodger (to youug clergyman)
-"See here, Mr. Loudshout, I am
tired of being regaled with your re
hearsal of your sermons through thfs
Mr. Loudshout-"I always practice
what I preach, sir."-?p-to-Date.
6TJUDEN CHANGE OF SUBJECT.
Mr. Smallpurso (who has carefully
figured uj) the cost of two theatre
tickets and the street car fare) - "Do
yon enjoy the drama, Mids Gchall?"
Miss Gehall-"Oh, very much; but
I become entiroly woru out every timo
I go. Yon see the ploy is seldom over
before half-past ten, and then it takes
fully an hour to get supper at 'Del's,'
and alter that comes thc long ride
home, and the hackmcn do rattle you
so, you know."
io you think of Browning?"-Now
THEY WERE AT HAND.
The Spanish goneral was seated at c
desk, a blue pencil behind his car anc
a pair of scissors iu his ready right
"There is a newspaper man outside
who desires to speak with you," said
the subordinate officer.
"Ask him what he wants.",
'?'He desires to inquire whether
thore are any proofs of the victory you
havo been winning."
"Proofs? Of course there are. Tell
him I am just reading them."-Wash
THE MESSAGE SUFFICIENT.
A traveling man who put up for the
night at tho leading hotel in a Email
towu left very particular instructions
before retiring to be called in time for
an early train.
Early in the morning the guest was
disturbed by a lively tattoo upon tho
"Well?" he demanded, sleepily.
"I've got an important message for
you," replied tho bellboy.
The guest was np in an instant,
opened tho door and received from the
boy a large envelope. Ho tore it open
hastily, and inside found a slip of
paper on which was written in largo
lettexs, "Why don't you get up2" He
jrot up. -Golden Days.
Of the 300,000 fossil inseots col
lected from nil over tho world it isi
said that only twenty of theso aro ol'
The Eussian Geographical Society
has been asked by tho governor-gen
eral of Turkestan to send some mon ol
science to Shignan and Roshan neil
summer, for the purpose of making s.
thorough exploration of those regions.
An untamed swallow, which had its
nest in a farm near Chetwynd, in
Shropshire, was caught and taken in a
cage to London, where it was re
leased. It returned to its nest in
eighty minutes, having accomplished
a distance of 145 miles at tho rate of
ner.rly two miles a minute.
The mortality from the plague in
China is ninety-live per cent, of all
cises. According to a letter to the
French Academy of Medicine, Dr.
Yersin has discovered a new serum
remedy for the plague, which reverses
the figures, leading to about ninety
five per cent, of recoveries.
M. Moisson states in tho Annales do
Chimie et de Physique that the mo:jt
stable compounds known to seionco
disappear in tho clectrio furnace.
The only exceptions oro tho perfectly
crystallized boriiles, silicides au I car
bides discovered by him. Thes3, bo
thinks probable, aro original constit
uents of tho globe and must still exist
in some of the stars.
Professor Hoch, who spent ten or
twelve days in tho district of Meymel,
in East Prussia, studying the cases of
leprosy that have occurred there, has
discovered only ono new case. He,
therefore,regards the danger of infec
tiou as not so great 03 wa3 thought.
He seems to favor tho idea of estab
lishing a lepers' homo at Procknls, a
small town in Meinel district.
According to Engineering, somo re
cent researches by Captaiu Abney
show that the light of the stirry sky
is to that of ih? full moon about as
1:4i,000. Tho latter is usually con
sidered to he about as l:G'J0,O00 to
Lbat of the sun at noon, so that we re
ceive o'ver 13,003,003 million times as
much light as from tho stars, taking
both homisphcres into consideration.
Building n Statu?.
From the lump of clay which his
lingers have flattened, trimmed,
rounded off, tho little model issues
forth as a nucleus, from which its gi
gantic brother is to come. With tho
proportions laid out iu the small one,
the sculptor sketches bis iron frame
work for tL a full sized model. Ona
platform of heavy beams he constructs
this framework, which, when com
plete, has an anatomical look abouti;;
but it would bo a difficult matter to
lind in the seemingly crazy arrange
ment of twisted iron and the wire
ropes, with blocks of wood lied on
them, anything resembling anatomy.
Tho skeleton frame has to bo ex
ceedingly strong ; for should any part
givo way later with the weight of tho
damp clay, it would doubtless involve
tho beginning of tho work all over
again. With the frame completo ned
tested as to its strength, tho clay is
built up around it, careful attention
1 ing given to each minuto detail, es
pecially to the anatomical ones. From
the beginning, in the use of clay, it is
essential to keep it damp, and r.ll
through the construction water is ap
plied through a hose pipo with a
sprinkler attached. This wetting down
is extremely important, for should the
clay get dry it would crumbl&like dirt,
or crack, thus ruining the work.
The figure of tho General is modeled
nude, and brought to a high finish. A
live model is employed for the pur
pose, and he poses nitride a dummy
horse in the position the sketch and
miniaturo model call for. After the
figure ls finished, even to the curve ol
each muscle, equipments aro put on
tho dummy horse, and the model
dresses himself in the Oeneral's cos
tume and again takes tho pose. The
sculptor then proceeds to dress the
General and his horse. With his many
different tools he slowly shapes the
clothing in the new clay that he has
ruthlessly slapped ou tho exquisite
modelling underneath. Bit by bit the
various garments assume form and de
velop under the ready hand of the mas
ter, every little fold or creaso being
carefully worked up. The likeness is
tho most important part, however,
and great attention is paid to the face.
In this it is necessary to combine so
many things besides likeness that the
task is at times almost discouraging.
Harper's Round Table.
A Bog Playing football
A most amusing scene was witnessed
on Sunday afternoon in Moore street,
Dublin, where a number of gamins
were playing football willi a large
bladder under their own special rules.
One of the toams, presumably being
disappointed in the turn out of n
"man," filled the vacancy by^substi
tuting in his stead a handsomo collie
dog. The dog played his game with
extraordinary intelligence, stopping
the ball with his head when it was go
ing against tho team, and upon every
occasion on which he got possession ot
it he ran with it in his mouth, and
despite all opposition ot his o?)po
nonts carried it triumphantly through
tho goal. The game lasted about
twenty-five minutes in tho presence of
a largo gathering, and ended with
much excitement in tho dog's team
winning by ten goals to nil. As there
was no gate to receive money, and as
tho teams dopended on the generosity
of their patrons, tho latter volun
tarily subscribed liberally. It is a
pity, I am afraid, that tho best "man"
in the field-or rather the etreet-re
ceived very littlo of the receipts-I
mean the dog.-Freeman's Journal.
Rabbits Cause Diphtheria.
Rabbits have caused an epidemic ol
diphtheria in the eastern part of the
county that has spread to Downs,
Iowa Fall:-, Jowell Junction and Al
den. No less than a dozen deaths
have been reported. For the last
live years diphtheria has broken out
annually in the immediate vicinity of
Tybitura Lutheran Church, which is
used as a school budding, A large
number of rabbits have been making
their home iu that building for a long
time, and the physicians have reached
the conclusion that the littlo animals
havo planted tho germs of tho disease
which spread among tho children.
Tho church will bo burned.-St. Louis
He Framed thc Guinea.
The Queen, when a girl, was pa<;
rdonately fond of climbing walls and
trees, says London Tit-Bits. Ono day
at Malvern, she olimed a tall apple
tree and wus unable to get down. A
young man named Davis, a gardener,
was attracted by her cries, got n lad
der and brought her down in safety.
O?eply grateful, she oponed her purs.e
omi presented him with a guinea.
Davis framed it, and ever tinco has
been proud to tell the tale and sho*
the piece of gold which tho Queen
gave him so many years ago.
"The snowfall of each year adda a
new stratum to this ice cap, which is
as distinguishable to the eye as is the
annual accretion of a forest tree,"
writes General A. .W. Greely, United
States army, in The Ladies' Home
Journal. "Thus in centuries have
accumulated on Antartica these snows
which by processes of pressure, thaw
ing and regulation, have formed an ice
cap that in places exceeds 3,000 feet
in thickness. Through the action of
various forces-that of contraction and
expansion by changing temperature,
being, perhaps, tho most po
tent-this ice cap creeps steadily sea
ward and projects into the ocean a per
pendicular front from 1,000 to 2,000
feet in height. The temperature of
the sea water being about 20 degrees,
the fresh water remains unwasted, and
the ice barrier plowB the ocean bed
until, through flotation in deep water,
disruption occurs and the tabular berg
is formed. These bergs are of a size
that long taxed the belief of men, but
it is now well established that bergs
two miles square and 1,000 feet in
thickness are not rare; others are as
large as thirty miles in length, and
some nearly 3,000 feet in thickness,
their perpendicular, sun-wasted sides
rising from 200 to 400 feet above the
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