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*rt?? th?ven,seemed far aTv.
YOL. LXIV. WA
Appeared to bo centred there,
And I wondered if ever another daj
With, a cheerful sky aud fair,
"Would dawn for me, or would bring foi
Such joys as tho joys that had fled
Ii the way beyond hid a thine for me
Worth the cost of toiling ahead.
"Miss Cornelia Lunt was the onl
child of tw-j good people who had no
imarried until they reached the year!
nvhich find most vredded pairs witt
their children well grown up about
ihwv*.. They had been very happy*
hqvevcr, and when they died left
their daughter a little income, which,
"by close pinching, she could manage
tc live upon.
Cornelia was not a pretty girl-old
people's children never are; but thou
sands of plainer girls had married ami
settled while sue remained a ipi ?"st er.
Perhaps the fact that she was by no
:me?ns a good-natured person had
?something to de with it. Certainly
*he qnareefoct with her friends and
felt out with her beaux, had feuds
with her relatives and was foud of
baying- unpleasant things to people
generally, and the other half of her
fioul was a lucky creature in (laving
missed her in this world.
. In her youth she had also com
?ported herself scornfully to well-dis
posed young moa who belonged to
the mechanic o?asces and had declared
that she would only give her hand aud
"heart to a merchant, a physician or a
clergyman. Merchants -were rare in
. 'Bottiebole, th? only specimens of
that order Wing two very old bach
elors,suii connected with a New York
firm, who were always to be seen
wsloftp on either side of their wide mm
'hjftl door in pleasant summer weather grao
and who only awoke at tbe instance con!
of their housekeeper long enough to dian
take their meals. The two doctors at th
were both married, aud the clergymen her ?
always had large families. Miss Cor- ???
?teliu's ambitious hopes were ne\er
"realized, and her father's apprentice, t?om
Tim Cornell, who had admired her and I
had been quite a believer in her ns a ! ".""
ti 'ii T LI ff was rt
very elegant aud genteel person, 1
finally pronounced her "mighty proud
and haughty" -and abandoned his suit.
The other young mecha???"*! : i i-- I
or left the viilafre. ?* !
vould increase her
value iu the- eyes of a certain Mr.
D?msdiy, who had recently paid her
' a fow solemn calls. He was really an
old man himself, but the older the
?um the yonnger,generally, one finds
his choice of a wife to be. And,
really, when all one's lady friends en
joy nothing so much as adding to one's
?ge, why should not their efforts be
thwarted by a, reduction on one's own
part of the one thing nobody ever
wants more of?
E<?ot Miss Cornelia! She did not
tkaow that one who bever thinks about
age at all is - the..slowest to get old.
'She eyed that well-thumbed Bible,
which her corn pan ion and assistant,
Cousin Betsy Baker, always would
have upon a stand in the parlor, with
?absolute horror. She did not dare ob
ject to its presence. She was a church
Hivembor and thought herself pious,but
she did wish Cousin Betsy in" Green
land when she called a visitor's atten
tion to the illustrations it contained.
Snpposcanyone should turn up the fly
leaf and read there: Born December,,
18-, Cornelia, first daughter of Mat
thew and Abigail Lunt. ' The thought
-She sat over her grate fire late one
night thinking over the matter.
^Yho knew her exact age? Cousin
Betsy. But Cousin Betsy would not
wish to quarrel with her and was, too
old ? woman to thiuk her anything
but young. " JThe clergymau who bap
tised her. But he was superannuated
' and lived with his son-in-law in another
state. The family doctor was dead,
and the dear old gentleman who" had
boarded witt them from her baby
hood, who had always given her a gift
upon her birthday and, on whom she
had wailed as -a grandchild might,
went to Euuope year? before and was
probably dead. Good old mani She
had liked him verxmuch. How well
she remembered him as he sat in his
big armchair! He had white hair and
fat hands with dimples in them and
carried a thick, gold-headed cane.
Good Mr.Noire! But she should never
h?ar anything of him ngain. Yes. it
was safe. She would do it. She did
not dare to name the deed-it seemed
as bad to her as robbing a church.
But ten years off one's age is a terrible
temptation-at least it was to Miss
It was night-half-past 12, at least
-the hour when "churchyards yawn
and' .graves give np their dead."
Ghosts might pop in upon her
at any moment,but such a deed could
only be done at such an hour. Miss
Cornelia arose. She stood before the
fire with her back toward it and took
the candlestick in her hand. The room
was clean and orderly. The green
Rhades were down. The chairs stood
in a row against the walls. The little
marble-top table held its wax water
lily under a glass shade. Photographs
of the good old parents, with more
cord than frame and more frame than
picture, hung in the recesses on either
side of the mantel. She did not dare
to glance toward them. Two gilt
vases -and a match safe adorned the
mantel. Two feather fans stood be
llin.! the vases. In the middle of the
roora, were Cousin Betsy's rocking
chair, a candlestand and the big
Bible, a white . tidy beneath it, a big,
frigged book: ark hanging over its
It was a simple, cosy little "interior"
~ ueuren seemed far away,
:ould But the clouds that were leaden are ti ugo
For my heart is light again, .
T For "one with a helpful word to say
Stepped out from the ranks o? m'?ti-,
r me. "With a hand for me and a. smile for m?,
And praise for tfe*> work I've done,
And out there n??ny a mile, for me
ls A goal that shall be won !
-S. E. Riser, in Cleveland Leader.
il 1. ?
enough, but it became ?t this moment
as awesome tts Miss Cornelia as a
churchyard might have been.
She hid ''creeps" up her back. Her
hair felt considerably like rising on
end. Then she put her hand in her
pocket aud drew forth a knife. The
light from the candle fell upon her
face. It was ghastly; She took o??
step forward and paused- another, and
Anyone who had observed her would
'certainly have believed that she was
going straight to pQor Cousin Betsy's
room to end that lady's life by a jab of
the sharp little knife-blade, but she
paused at the candlestaud,setdown th?
candlestick, knelt dttwnv opened 'tu?
'amily Bible at th? fly-leaf and slowly,
?autiouslyi b?ga?? to scrape, scrape,
crape at the two last figures of the
ecord of her birth. Then sho crossed
ie room, took from a fireside cup
oard a pen and inkstand, wrote two
her figures in the place of those she
td erased, blew upon the leaf until
was dry, carefully touched up the
3t of the record to match in bright
ss and drew back to read the
ended lines, which now plainly
ted to hil beholders that she had
ered this world 30 years before in
ad of 40.
'Nobody would guess that it had
n meddled With," gasped Miss Cor
rt, hysterically. "Nobody--oh,
iou?! '.Now I lay me-' Oh, if I
d only remember my pr aye.'s! I
't do it-oh!" for an awful voice
at moment uttered her name in
'om el ia."
vu-, rep?at?r?. ?t seemed to come
above. Cornelia looked up, ex
lg to see something dreadful. It
H-uelia,ain't you coming to bed?"
as onlv t3o???n "?
see I ea
sldorihg in the grave, upon the
''the Holy Book, cud she had
imagiunry years by it.
pale was Miss Cornelia Luut
rning. Cousin Betsy predicted
lager and advised quinine,
nsday, when he called, hoped
ovnelia was not iii. Aunty
ho took tea with them that af'
, suggested that she looked
* skeefed, as if she'd seen
" and Miss Cornelia felt as
her guilt was branded on h?r
Howev-er, she recovered her
mind in time and iras, as a
thing, herself again, though
?re times when she felt that
ment" might be expected at
Dnmsday regularly "came a
;" now. And he was a rich
whose married daughter pro
herself anxious that "pa"
lave -some oue to take caro of
lisa Cornelia had quite made
oiud that lavender should be
r of her wedding dress-a cop
red bride-expectant always
Ind the two were sitting to
me evening talking confiden
out rheumatism and its best
; when the door bell rang, and
[eau gentleman in a suit of
xs ushered into the parlor,
nrtiug evenings Betsy kept
nit of the way, and only Mr.
y was present when the gen4
i CorneliaLunt, I believe," he
siv," said Miss Cornelia,
entleman bowed,hauded her a
th "C. Dodridge, Solicitor,"
and took the seat she offered,
derstand that your respected
are no more, ma'am," said the
"They would remember
ian you do,probably, a period
ars ago when one Mr. Noire
sir," said Cornelia, growing
ie face. "I've heard them
' said the gentleman, "he was
lear friend as well as client of
He died about two mouths ago
on, England. He was very
at tho time of his death, and
r forgot the extreme kindness
fiends of 30 years ago, who
m in his day? of comparative
Yes, they are gone, also;
little girl who "waited on him
Qgly still lives. She was ll
.ld at that time. I suppose I
sir," said Miss Lunt, redder
jr-as Mr. Dnmsday turned an
e ear to this dreadful statement
:eliug that one lie begot many
t having fibbled in the family
;he must stick to it br die -
. I was not born at that date."
ye myoid friend's record,"
Dodridge; "18- was the date
arrival here. Yon wert-one
>ld then; 18- was the date of
trture. Plainly you were ll
! age. You attached yourself
to my old friend's heart,
I didn't," said Miss Cornelia,
"I ought to know. I never
i. I was born just after he
e been told. There's the Bible
able; look at tho date."
pened the volume at the fatal
the lawyer perused it slowly.
..on, ana who was this little girl?"
Agony of agonies! Here wns nnot?
lie needed; Ith?. ?ftmSuaV's ey
opened Widely*. He listened more i;
', tSntly. He looked at the lawyer; 1
1 looked at the lady. She must fib agai
aud very blackly this time.
"That was a little adopted child* wh
died,", said Miss Cornelia, faintly
"Thf.y d?d?*:t think they should hav<
fAny family of their own."
"I see," said the lawyer,rising-*- "1
see. My friend hoped she had grown
to be a womau. Good day."
"And i can't see why you should
come here to add toa lady's age," said
Miss Cornelhn "I'm Sure it's very
impolite." ; . .
. ,lMadam-," said Mr. Doc.ridge, hat
in hand, "I have au excuse; Mr.Noire,
good old man, had. left all his fortune
to that* little girl. Had she lived she
tvould be an immense heiress. A law
ler is naturally cautious. I paved
he way-paved the way, that is all.'/
Poor Miss Cornelia! Sli? gnzbd ai
bte gentleman in utter constern?t ion;
ad he continued:
"However, some charities will be the
itter for the fact; no wind but blows
me oue good, after all."
He departed; Miss Cornelia bowed
n out. After all, what did it mat
? Fortune, in the person of Mr.
msday,was at her feet, and she had
ed te ii years of her age in his eyes,
tnt*, ams! what ailed i^r. Dumsday?
had arisen; his in . looked pale,
countenance r JUS. He shook
head . , went io the candle
d, folded the leaves of the family
e and spoke as follows;
homely, from vhat I see, you're
about 30 years of age, aren't ye?"
Tes," said-Cornelia, wonderingly,
"his is a trial to me, Comely, "said
Dumsday; "I know I've been to
s if it comes to nothing, but w?
id you think ? was younger?"
Cornelia. "Is that itf"
3; Comely," said Mr. Dumsday;
[ took a little oath to my dangh
nnmimy-Mrs. Nutmegs, that is
tt to marry no second wife 'twas
40. People generally thinks
ling 40, so I picked you out
make a goose of yourself by
ag a girl at your agfy pa-,' says
ny; and she m&de m? swear on
ile-she did indeed. So you
n't break that, and it's all up.
ye, Comely. ' I hope I ain't
y er prospox. Some younger
used, put his handkerchief to
and tnrned tn"--- -1 "
ld uses 3,500,00U steei peu?
ndwich Islanders estimate
of wome? by their Weight,
st use of glass is instead of
material for stopping de
s bf the Bedouin Arabs are
ck. They are made of dyed
irions fact that the honey
ver known in the United
ction of old coins in Frank
piee? OB which was the
nd inscription of, King
r, brought ?500.
d orowu of Persia, which
to' remote ages, is in the
pot of flowers, surmounted
it ruby the size of a hen's
great wheel of Paris, Fran ce,
i just been completed, is
irry 1600 persons. It will
in motion until August,.
?th for horses, which were
by the president of a French
ciety a few years ago, have
?en invented, and are gain
ritu owners of large stables,
st costly piece of railway
world is that between the
iouse and Aldgate stations,
, which required the expen
close upon $10,000,000 a
iv gentleman left his son a
ne on the condition that he
every country in the world,
a book on what he sees. This
be submitted to professors
nd Heidelberg universities,
their opinion, it is dull and
badly written the heir has
rite it over again or lose the
The Flying Fox.
lg fox is a very curious iu
f the forest.? near Moreton
st Australia* It lives in
moves generally toward the
ie evening, and the noise
iy the heavy Happing of the
.ings is very singular. The
quiet places, where there
Araucariau pine trees, with
ood of scrub aud creepers,
hang in vast numbers from
branches of the pine trees,
lere is a clear space among
an enormous numh r of the
ay be seen, and their noise
ard, for directly they seo
inusual they utter a short
'thing like the sound made
rooks. Ofteu every branch
i and the flying foxes are
i* flapping their wings aud
t with their hind feet, and
head downward, or snarling
lg for places.
y the whole take to flight
furry, wing-like side3 and
ind like heavy birds. Many
their young holding onto
itttre is not a true fox aud
told of skin which reaches
>re to the hind legs. This
ie wing, and it enables the
is the animal is called, to
urn in the air.-Philadel
mt of the scheme to c Kinc
S the ?,? h6 exPe^demding
has, f"?TSg?a Canai.Siralty
western b??ght Greek *t the
best Z-eQd,0? tbeto* T
domin?onP?e? d?oliTardi British
^oa." to be con.fr imme
tiot tt ?n?ority ?ay inten
G^bra Lr rn Ja*aioLther
?tiiweat of ?tba finn S?"1!5
Kingston Harbor is a j
?edbaair, available fo- t
V* and :; ?able r> beiD
Wy fortified. 1
oors: lt jg traversed lof tv
f1Qt^s m all directions J
?niL l f Dll\c?I >Hefe to
ferial authorities. Tire was
'?"hen it seemed as ?fhlh
3 in the Wes* S?^^^1
a.. ?J? estIndles at Soucia,
?s even mooted that ?pWar
?fto disposed the
Ififf^estate interests |t;Port
Grreat Britain never .for
lited the bona fides of
os's Panama tide-level
md after the collapse o
tng she apparently did
pitcto mistake of contem
xecution of certain stra
among her "West In'dian
ds, which eliminated-or di
ant for-the element of the
waterway. These plans
rever, suspended, in view of
?ment in France to begin
in at Panama on a lock iys
executed that would alterjthe
f affairs. Meanwhile (the
war with Spain occuried,
the issues of which, is the
>n of the necessity for a coal
I by America, and the ppb
nounting to a certainty) of
pt construction. In either
inaica becomes the keyt?jhe
so far as actual strategy is
jyal itself for some time Mt
the scene of busy operotins
.ection of strengthenirir^e I
ications and extendingtoft
ch gives color to the priant
is that it was never reall* ?be
of the imperial authoiifes
?n the station. Fortificaifas
tost powerful modern tie,
with all the recent devi?
military-defensive art, inim
ical submarine mines, d t>
;uns, etc., have been er? id
e last year or two at alflte
a?tage points commanig
mfest and one of the lai?t
n the world. As it stop,
al itself is one of the str^
?gic points in th? Em^n.
is not all. Additbnal M
lents are announced byife
j on the lines sujgestetljr
ief point in this cheme ?
a naval depot a:d dockyfl
Kingston Harbr, and 6
i and independnt of Pt
iich is destinedto be one'
extensive and fdy equipp
itish Empire, ad worthy
the Isthmian wterway wh
ave been complied. To tl
rnment engiuers have be
?RACK5 AT .WCASTLE, JAJCA. 4000 I
rveying thereshores of thjarts a pe
bor for mois past, borin In .?atni
I ?rable dep at all likelke Carib
ascertain t geological coiieache3 pt
lost iavoral-for laying thug hilisid
j foundatio It has novnd Caril
nounced t a satisfactorily tubers
the propo. dockyard haiater or h
it Great. Britain's Chief
i Possession. '? Sj
been heated at. a place known as
Greel: Pond, to the westward of the
city, a short distance beyond the rail
way terminus? The selection. of the
si.ie was, of coarse, ricoflssariiy dic
tated by geological conditk as. But,
as it happens, none better, from a
strategical point of view, could have
been selected. The position is unique
for defensive purposes in every re
spect-even in the remote contin
gency of an enemy landing on the
outboasts, marching bti tho capital,
d?f??tin'g .the. military forces and at
tacking the dock on the land side.
Mor? than this, the selection will
CULTIVATION OF S UGA:
rove a boon to the city of Kingston
i two reelects. In the first place, it
'ill do away with a mischievon^f-ma
trial swamp, and in the'next conduce
j the extension of the city westward.
The negotiations for the purchase
E the requisite land having been com
leted, it is expected that the work of
mstruction will he begun early in
?99, thus solving in ? measure for
?me time to come the labor problem,
r.it is said that the works will entail
..,- ~t nvav ftt 9,r>r> non
expert fishermen and sailors, and
atly in request in the "sugar eea
," when the lighters and droghers
e to be loaded in the tremendous
f. In their hillside gardens grow
ee, cassava, arrow root, maize,
et p?tateos, yams, plainlains,
anas, the various fruits of the
des, pineapples, oranges, sweet
sour sops, sapadillas, etc., but
r chief cultivation is the cassava
rroW toot. The cassava may
leen brought by their aucestors
louth Africa, but it is apparent
igenous to the We3t indies,
; been fouud in use by the ua
y their first discovers. It has
as many uses as the cocoa
which waves above all the huts
he coast, aud the Carita make
able in a variety of forms.
Carib, by the way, was the in
of the easaree]), which forms
is of the famous West Indian
pot, that concoction sought by
irmets in the tropics. The
evaporated" until all the poi
quality is driven out, when
mes au ! antiseptic capable of
ing meats of every kind for a
;riod. This is placed in a big
earthen pot, and into it are
odds and ends of meat from
time, which tho juice of the
preserves and to which it im
not till \
'EET ABOVE THE .SEA.
culiar and agreeable flavor,
nea the chief cultivation, of
s is the arrow root, which
?rfection there on the slop
es overlooking the Atlantic
.bean waters. They.grate
on a big wheel, driven by
and power, aud their little
in de you
agin me g
had the bc
the blue s
word to sa]
root mills may be found is every
ravine and -?rater course on the wind
ward, sid??f the isl??di The Carib
type is thai of ? Strong",- well-shaped
individual, with robust body; ?pi?li
hands and feet, pleasant countenance,
somewhat flat nose, high cheek bones,
coarse black hair, and a complexion
rather yellow than red or copper
colored." It is probably th? lightest
in tint of any of our aborigines,' n6in#
a clearer yellow bronze almost, ?n?t i??
o?vtair individuals approaching "old
gold." The men are said to pluck
out whatever vestige they may have
of a be ir J or mustache, but the hair
of the girls and women is long, glossy
black ?nd abundant.. They take great
pride in their- coiffuros,'- and almost
any time some maiden lady may \S8
seen seated on a rock in midstream,
with sunlit water sparkling around
her and .tree ferns interlaced over
bead, intent on arranging her shining
Queen Victoria'? Crown.
Qiieori Victoria's orowri; ?jr; to* give
,t its full name and style,1 "The InS
B CANE, JAMAICA.
urial State Crown of Her Majesty
neon Victoria," was specially made
the year of the Queen's accession,
id as it contains so many of the
weis of the older historic ercwtiB, it
ly fairly claim to be the representa
re emblem of English sovereignty.
sheer costliness, if,not in magniti
uce ?f design, it is .unrivaled by any
1er diadsm in Europe. Its weight
exactly 39 ounces^ 5 pwt" troy, and
value has been v?ri?'d?iy estimated
from ?1.000.000.10 SI. 500, OOO';
RIAI?.?-CT.OWX OP HER BBITANNIC
pean crowns, thestones are really
aus stones and not glass imita
The Koh-i-Noor, the most
-famous of all diamonds, is not,
ny people suppose, set in the
sh crown. It is sometimes worn
? Majesty in a bracelet and on
State occasions as a brooch.
A Desperara Marauder.
rench actress, traveling about1
untry, had for use in one of her
a lay figure, skilfully put to?!
and dressed in a traveling suit,
irseilles it was left in the lag
oona with other things. The
ty 'of two of the railway em
being uvoused at the sight of
f took off the covering aiid re
to play a practical joke on their
les. They placed the figure in
chair at tho cashier's desk, and
e door. When the employes
ht service came, thty opened
ir, and were surprised to see a
ting before the cash-b?x. They
ately closed and locked the
ad ran for assistance. A po
arrived, revolver in hand, be
like the employes, that he had
with a dangerous thief. He
u the figure to surrender and
tim to the station. As it did
rthe summons, , the policeman
! door and went in search of
ements to surround the .place,
.eby prevent the culprit from
The door was again opened,
ed force entered, and it was
:hey suddenly pounced on the
robber that they discovered
Swift J', i-l rill ut io li.
W3S a wicked leer in Mean
dike's eye as he saw the little
ng out of the restaurant side
ryiug a small tin pail.
idea!" he exclaimed to his
"of incouraging sich luxuries
ur duty to stop it," was the
the little girl could turn the
a tramp loomed up before her
>rry, lady, but I couldn't see
t' dat pail any furder. It's
le girl began to cry. Mike
s bucket and in a moment
)ttom of it pointed toward
Icy. The effect was volcanic.
in all directions. His one
i solved the mystery:
m the restaurant proprietor
aud desired to know why
u could uot blow soap bub
mt being interfered* with,
of poetic justice had not a
m i ts
in g wi'
Iv for a
the air li
ing of on
blow to tl
to tho sea,
DOC KNEW TH'g 8?S1MESS.
And I-yin? So Close That tho B?ttf?#ul?
>'ot Hug, Cut His Windpipe.
The following capital bear story
Carries from Klickitat county, Wasli
Not long' ago ? party o? sheepmen,
consisting of WilY Coleman, Milt
Morehead, George Van Ostratf ?nd a
herder, were in the vicinity of "a-wantp
?orrals/'on the Upper Klickitat riv*?r.
Wlr?ii thsy discovered a yearling
brown D?'?fc The party had with
them a number o? eey.ete hounds and
a shepherd dog, and th?'dogs immedi
ately treed the bear. The bear bering
ouly a yearling and treed so easily,
Van Oatran offered to climb the tree
and shake him out, ?vidently thinking
him on ? par with a coon,but the bear,
refusing to be shaken, held on with
A rope was then thrown Van" ??rtrau
who made a noose and with a dextrous
throw succeeded in catching the bear
about the head. One of the men of
the party was riding a good cow horse,
and to him Van Ostr?n threw the end
of tho rop?'? ?tad the latter, taking a
turn around t'h?' h'orri of the saddle,
succeeded in bringing" cfoWrJ the bear.
And now tho fight.began in ?a??iest/
The bear made a rush for the horse*
ftnd.struck ont with his right paw so
well ?htii he" etti rs deep gash in the
horse's shou?dtt-' tod at the same time
freed himself from ib?* J?Wiat.
The sheepmen, believing' t?ftr? dis
cretion is ever the better part of v?loY/
betook themselves without loss of
time to the highest limb of a bull
pine, where they could in safety watch
the battle going on below.
The bear had successfully routed
;he three hounds when the shepherd
logTlecided to take a hand in the
jame. Tho bear made a swipe nt him,
iud, catchiughim by.;>the collar, held
>? while* th? shepherd cl?g dauced a
ig. . Having rid himself one by one
f thc clogs, it looked as fhc/ttgb bruin
ras coming ' out "high cock o' the
am?;" when Rattler,a staghound be
gging to" A.: Smythe, s?ized the bear
y the throat ?t?d iva? immediately
icked in an embrace stielt as only a
ear can give, and the two rdled over
ad over on the ground. But the.
onnd held on and lay apparently so
ose to the bear's breast that he was
nable to squeeze him very hard.
They fouglit thu? for 20 minutes,
util at last the bear Stiecnmbed, with
a windpipe cut iu two. Orl? of the
en said he had seen mauy a b?nt
jht in his day,but never such a game
. . : s ?...'...';.* .. swavejur toi
sse hr.;-: j ?;ceas>.'..?. /'or r..-.-:.. i
t?inr |?VO.ii?:' ;u:d :},e
'". ? " tili }?.'*.:'nv ii. '?. et?
' ?nj td!ver; and :.\ bids ?'?ti'- to
mere ior &uu?.- time. In a
eut gorgeous assortment of beauti
thiugs to symbolize the affection
ivhich the prettiest little girl in
isbingt<n is held, there were silver
vices oy the twos and threes,punch
vis, salad bowls, aide dishes and
ens of other equally splendid
..es of table furniture, pf new,
ique and every other form of maur
ure,- but there wa?o?e little piece
diver which was absolutely nev to
The person" who sent it
ieved considerable fame in con
tonee. It was a diminutive silver
ver, shaped like a trumpet, and its
was to blow out candles. It per
I this feat without the trouble it
have occasioned before, when ni
ions were good enough, but the
I emitted for the spluttering flame
; everywhere but to the desired
t. At a table where the guests
gay aud frolicsome its use':could
some .fun, and in the hands of an
lious small boy of girl, it could
convey with the accuracy of a
er bullet the tiniest of spit
.oliticar Wiles of No Account.
arge florid woman sat in a "West
sar recently, holding a.little boy
;t to her was a pleasant looking
e-aged man," who seemed to take
it interest in the child. He
ed up his features for the little
's benefit, winked at him and
wonderful motions with his
The mother knew that some
was going On, but she paid no
illy the boy became restless and
jth began to whine.
a the man who had been play
th him pulled a paper bag out
pocket, and, gently tapping the
: on the arm. said:.
dam may I give your little boy
of candy? He is such a dear
?How, aud reminds me of the
florid lady looked at him sharp
moment, and then replied:
i can give him the candy if you
o, but you needn't think no
1 sharper is goin' to git me on
with his taffy."
deasaut looking mau passed
? piece of candy for which the
is reaching, and then settled
d became thoughtful.-Cleve-'
fast is :
Functions of tho Forest.
ie production of timber is not
fuuetion of the forests, for
date the flow of rivers. Within
ide the mountain snows melt
y in place of torrent, cataract
d. An average forest tree
?k to the air seventy tons of
by transpiration An acre
fifteen feet apart can, during
ing season alone, return to
5,000 tons of water. Forests
i per cent, of the precipita
ble only 30 per cent Hence
on of our forests means the
.nption of navigation and the
of irrigation. . The denud
r northern woodlands is of
er significance,, aud a direct
ie commerce of Chicago, for
ultimately the permanent
of the levels of the great
of our inland waterways to
for his s
lad, at t
he was si
t| pit. I
ide.t of i
Trfe PINE 'TREE.
The tawny pine's a bonny tree, hts boughs
grow brave and wide,
The man-flowers and the woman-flowera
they grow there side by side;
He wea? blue mist about him when his
hardy leaves are young,
And envies not the willow with her emerald
He stands in barren places where the young
grass will not grow,
Bi? feet are deep in needles of his own
gtowth cast below;
The boug?r:. that used to love them are th?
bo ughs fl?t love them stii 1
Tho willow keeps the waterside, the pine
. tree keeps tho hil).
The man-flowers grow in golden sp'kes. be
side the woman-florets,
She roan-flowers die and passaway in spray
ing sulphur showers;
The waamn-llowers thc*y dree thoir weird ta
watch the winged seeds burst
Into the world and lose tijemf elves amid the
lives they've nursed.
The tawny pine's a bonny tree, the crossbill
holds it dear!
Across th? seas, across the lands, he seeks it
year by ybar.
The crossbill is a wandering bird, a vagrant
of the bine.
But faithfully he seeks the pine as thrushes
seek the yew. .
Tho pine is kindly to the land, and kindly on
And well befall the bending masts that allot
pine-wood be !
The sea that loves her heart of oak ah? loves.
her pine trees tall.
Ano4 who would flout the' pine tree must
flout oar admirals all.
Then here's my love to pine and flr.red bark
May ne'er a chafer come to them to turn
their strength to grief !
My blessing on the bonny pine, the lifter of
My blessing on his blossom, and cone in
. coat-o'-mail-t *
-Norah Hopper, in Black and White, f
"How did you come out when you
interviewed her father?" "With his
Bobby-Popper, what is a hostile
[ndian? Mr, Ferry-One with some
rood, arable land.
"Doctor, I am troubled with loss of
uefflory," "My rule, a? you know,
s pay hi advance."
"Your wife, I notice is a bit of a
alker." "The only way she could
ver be out-talked would be by some
Frt?ddy-My brother George .is a
ead taller than your brother. Franky
-Yes; but my brother is a stomach .
Itter than yours.
"To sijuff a candle out accidentally
; a sign of marriage." "Yes, and to )
tm down a lamp intentionally is a _
I '-. -. .. ? ?'?<;. i TO-ii r.Jrrh. .
all I do? Bnby is crying because I
u't let him pull all the fur. ftmy
w muff. . ' Mr. Youngish - Well,
it's all right. Give him the cat.
The hew woman looked throughher
iband's pocket and found the birth
r present he had' intended to give
, but had forgotten.: "The eter
mascnlin?!"' she exclaimed, pity
hfj ... . . . .
'irst English Lord -Did you ever
so lean a girl as that girl Bertie
.married? Second English Lord
ever before. She is plainly an
?r of those angular-American al
ces. : - -v . -. . ?j
Swore O ir on Creakfaaiff.
queer campaign was inaugurated
iprwich, Conn., a little while ago. J
bst. of the people of the town suf
i from indigestion through living
nderdone pie, and a genius dia
red that invFrance in disecaci?n is
?own. ? He attributed that fact to
)ther fact that'the French people
ot eat any breakfast,
j the people of Norwich.resolved
ve up. eating the first.meal of the -
i? newspapers and the clergymen
jped the scheme up. The board
?ouses chimed in . and the anti
kf?st club was"formed to exact a
je from th?'townspeople.
is>now announced that the plan .
>een given up and Norwich is once
eating three meals a day. The
pponents;of breakfast, th]pboard
ouses, surrendered a few weeks j
realizing, that the bottom had
led out of the crusade.
?lo it lasted it was ? strange fad.
: in it bonud men-together closer' ,
holding the same political tenets.
3 meetings were held at which '
?ou??g. man discussing marriage
his prospective father-in-law
d to explain thathe wasn't '/and- '"
>r honest or anything of that
ut that, ?t any rate, he was no
that the reaction has set in, a
ho has sworn off eating break
looked upon as. a dangerous v
vho is not to be trusted.-New
Forkl. I . . -
IV by Ho Married,
he north of England, where
loursiug is very much in vogue,
well-trained dogs often win
ims of money in prizes. It is,. .
.e, little to be wondered at that
ters of those animals should '
so much attention upon them. .
d Yorkshire collier, well known
mccess in the coursing field,
? surprised all his ' mates by 1
g a very unprepossessing .
He had always been reckoned
ned hater of the other sex.
t has ta gone aud got spliced,
hy age?" one of his friends
that's not much of a tale,"'
1 the old man, stolidly. "I. '
' ye 'at Betsy yonder is no <
:'f she had been I skonMjrt
I her. But there dog o' mine,
imply piniu'for somebody to
ir him while I was away at '
couldn't bearto leave him in
? by hissep, so i hit on the !
narryin' Betsy. She's not
?, but alie's mighty good com? !
the dog,"-Tit-Bits, "