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iaTOB QUE YOUM'EEADEBS.
I sat one eveninjr watching
.Alitjle golden head
- Tbat was nodding oer a plcture-boox;
And pretty soon I said:
Come, darlinjr, you are sleepy:
Don't you want to go to Ded?
'No," Bbc said, "I isn't s'cepy,
liu m't hold up iny head.
-"Just iajw it feels so heavy,
There isn't auy use:
n Ho let me lav it down to rest
On dear Old Mother Goo-mj!
I sha'n't shut up my eyes at all.
And so i ou needn't tear;
J'll keep 'em open all the wnile
. To see this picture hero.
Atid, then, as T said nothing,
She settled for a nap:
One curl was resting on the frill
Of the old lady's cap:
Her una embraced the children small
InliaBitmjr the shoe. .
0 dear." thought I, '-what shall I say?
Tor this will net er do."
I sit awhile in silence
Till the clock struck a "dlngdlng.
Aud then I went around and kissed
The cunning Utile tbnur.
Tne violets unfolded
As I kissed her. and she said:
" I isn't s'eepy. sister:
Hut J guess I'll go to ted."
A FORTUNATE FOURTH.
Aunt 3XclindaA Target Shooilnjj and
What Camo orit.
"Old Scratch is at it ag'in," said
Aunt Melinda, looking toward tlie
garden, where the family hen was in
dustriously scratching, as usual. "It's
si good thing wc han't no vegitables
growin', fur old Scratch would have
'em up in less'n no time. This 'ere
soil don't grow nothin' but gold and
silver. Ilowsomcvcr, I wouldn't mind
havin' a good crop o1 that," and with
a sigh Aunt Melinda set down her iron
.and took a hot one off the stove.
"Waal, no," answered Uncle Jona
than, taking his pipe from his mouth:
-"a good crop o' gold and silver would
fbe powerful convenient to hev, an' here
in Colorado no more'n wc ought to
"You'd want it ter come up coins,"
said Aunt Melinda, with a withering
glance. "You wouldn't take a pick
and dig if you knew sartin sure you'd
strike it rieh. Why don't you rrQ Up
the mountain prospeetin' ?"
"Melindy," said Uncle Johathan,
solemnly, "you forgit my wooden
"Fiddlesticks!" replied Aunt Mc-
Hinda, "I don't want you to take oft
-your leg an' dig with it. You're well
enough to walk to town for tobacco
v every time you can git the money out
o' me to buy it. Here I stand washin'
-an1 iroiun' to earn money to keep us
- alive, and mebbe up there on the
mountain yonder is a gold mine jest
waitin' fur the first man that has grit
- enough to dig down fur it. Hain't you
. ashamed of yourself Jonathan Schrim!"
T11 start 6ut airly in the mornin',"
- answered Uncle Jonathan, meekly.
"Kin I go with you?" asked Jim,
Jim was perched up on a barrel,
with a longgingham apron tied around
his neck. He was peeling potatoes for
- dinner, and swinging his feet to and
"You can go if your aunt can spare
, you," answered Uncle Jonathan. . "I
reckon I won't go fur."
"I reekon you won't," remarked
Aunt Melinda, significantly.
"I'd rather dig gold than peel pota
toes," began Jim, discontentedly.
rO'eelin' potatoes is girls' work.'
"Well, you're all the girl I've got.
so I have to make use o1 you," replied
Aunt Melinda. "I can't do every
thing," with a glance at poor Uncle
"When I've done the potatoes, kin I
go out and play?" questioned Jim.
"Yes," said his aunt, "when you've
peeled the potatoes and pared the ap-1
pxes ana orongntm some wood una set
;hc table for dinner."
"Jiminy crickets!" thought Jim,
"Hain't no fun to play bein' a girl."
Old Scratch was already at wofc and
.throwing the dirt in every direction
-when Jim came out in the garden the
next morning at seven o'clock. Her
owner put his hands in his pockets and
watched her admiringly.
"She's the best hen in the hull
- camp," he was thinking, when bang!
bang! went something right at hisfect.
"Hullo, Jim!" called out a boy on
the other side of the fence. "What
- .arc you jumpin' fur? Didn't you know
itwas the Fourth of July?"
"Soitis!" said Jim. "I clean for
3got Gini' me some o' your crackers."
"Jim Schrim," called Aunt Melinda,
"come right in here and wash these
And Jim went reluctantly into the
"It's the Fourth o' July," he ex
claimed, as he entered the door.
Uncle Jonathan nearly dropped his
pipe in surprise.
"I declare to goodness!" he began,
"if here I wasn't startin' out to work
on a national holiday. I'd forgot all
.about its bein' the Fourth. The people
..in tms ere country don t care nuthm
fur Sundays an' holidays."
"Kin I hev some crackers?" begged
-Jim, who had tied on- his gingham
apron and was industriously using a
"Ask your aunt," suggested Uncle
.Jonathan. "She used ter be noted fur
bein' so patriotic"
"I hain't got no money to spend on
them kind o' crackers," said Aunt
"Never mind," ' whispered Uncle
Jonathan to Jim. with a wink. "I'll
let you fire off my pistol."
So. when Jim iiad finished the dish
es and swept up thw kitchen, he fol
lowed his uncle out in the garden and
. they nailed a board on a tree for a
mark. It was fortunate that they had
plenty of cartridges, for neither were
very good shots, and the balls "went
rflying many yards from the target
Finally, Aunt Melinda came to. the
door of the cabin and condescended to
.make remarks on their. skill.
" I could do better than that myself,
-Jonathan Schrim," she declared.
"Come on then!" said Uncle Jona
than. So Aunt Melinda took the pistol
firmly in her right hand and pointed it
traight at the target . -
"Don't kill old Scratch!" chuckled
her husband. v
But even as he laughed, ' there came
the click of the pistol, and Jim's pre
cious hen fell dead on the ground.
"What hev I done?" cried Aunt
Melinda. "Why didn't you tell mo
she was in the way?"
"She wasn't nowhere near you,"
insisted Uncle Jonathan; "and I
thought you was goin' to shoot at the
Pdor Jim was crying as though his
heart was quite broken.
"Nevermind," said his aunt, pat.
ting his head. "I'll buy you anothet
hen. and we'll eat old Scratch for din
ner. Firin' pistols is always danger
ous." Uncle Jonathan picked up old
Scratch and carried her off to prepare
her for cooking. He was gone a long
When he came back Aunt Melinda
had returned to her ironing, and Jim
was sitting disconsolately on" the door
step. "Look here what I found," he said
There were some shining particles
in his hand.
"Why, it looks like gold," said Aunt
Melinda. "Where did you git it?"
"In old Scratch's craw," said Uncle
Jonathan. "I'm goin' to take it to the
assaycr's. "Whatever it is, it come
out of our garden."
The assayer discovered that what
Uncle Jonathan brought him was six
dollars' worth of pure gold, and in a
few weeks the garden was leased to
men who began sinking a shaft
By the next Fourth of July Aunt
Melinda, as the wife of a wealthy man,
had grown better-tempered, and Jim
went to school and was as independent
and manly as though he had never
worn a gingham apron.
"I tell you, Melindy," Uncle Jona
than used to say, "I wasn't such a fool
as you thought when I set 'round and
smoked my little black pipe an' let old
Scratch do my prospeetin' fur me."
ADOPTED CHILDREN. .
The True Story of a Mother, Cat and
Three Little Squirrels.
Mrs. Williams stood on 'the porch of
her farm-house home in Indiana one
day, looking for her two boys, who had
been out hunting. In a corner of the
porch was a big basket, in which lay an
old cat with three kittens about a week
old. Presently the two-boys came up.
Will had his hat in his hand, carrying
something, which proved to bo three
very young squirrels. They had killed
the mother, and, finding the young
ones in the nest had brought them
home, and meant to raise them for
"I'll put 'em dorn here, and get a
box for 'em," and Will, taking the
little things from his cap, and placing
them 'on the iloor of the porch. At
that momeut. Tab jumped out of ir
basket, and marched op to them.
"Oh, the cat! SheTll cat 'em upf
cried Mrs. Williams, and was stopping;
to rescue the squirrels, when Will
stopped her. "Let's see what she'li
What puss did do was 3o walk up, go
around the squirrels, smell them a lit
tle, and then lick and caress them,
purring softly over them. She
stayed a moment, then turned 1
and walked away, when, hear
ing one of tht squirrels crv, she
turned back, waiched them a' little,
then deliberately picked one of them
up, and carried it to her basket Lay
ing it down with her kittena she came
back and carried tic other two in the
same way. When they were- all in the
nest, she cuddled herself down with
them, licking and s-moothingj their fur
as if they were her own babies.
The boys were delighted, but Mrs.
Williams was greatiy alarmed, and
wanted them to tak the lifciie creat
ures out, declaring that they would be
eaten by morning. The boys howev
er, left the squirrels and kittc&s togeth
er, and the next morning they were as
contented as if they had always been
And there they stayed, and the good
old Tab brought them, up with, her own
family. They soon gotlarge. enough
to run op the trees in the yard, where
they would play and frisk about, and
return, when tired, to their cat-mother.
At last one of theau ran off to the
woods, and a day or two. later the oth
er ones, followed. The boys tried to
catch the ungrateful little beasts, but
did not succeed.
Fuss whined and mewed; after them
for a few days, and refused to be com
forted, but finding they did not return,
devoted herself to the rest of her fami
ly, and seemed to conclude to mourn
no longer for her foster-children.
This incident actually occurred, just
as given, near the little Tillage of Har
mony, during the year just passed.
Maitic Dyer Jirilts, in Youth's Compan
ion, A Little Orphan's Help.
General Hancock relates the fol
lowing pathetic incident, which oc
curred at Gettysburg, just before his
famous charge: Passing near the out
skirts of his lines, he came upon a child,
only half-a-dozen years or so of age,
and hardly yet old enough to speak
She somehow had strayed near the
Union pickets, "bringing an old rifle
heavier than she could well carry with
out showing that she was overburdened.
When she saw General Hancock she
- held the load in her arms a little
higher and fairly ran into his arms err
ing: "My papa's dead, but here's my
There was something like a tear in
General Hancock's eye as he recited
the heroic little incident "I never re
call that hra.ve ohit of a. chilli's nffinrinir
to our cause," heaid, "without feeE
ing the deepest reverence. Her half
lisped words voiced a sentiment that
was sublime." TouJA'a Companion.
Best Corn Cake: One egg, one-half
cup of sugar, one cup of sweet milk,
one cup of Indian, meal, one, cup of
flour, one teaspoonfml of soda, two
teaspoonfuls of cream-tartar. Bake in
a square loaf or in a thin sheet in a
dripping pan, and cot in squares or ba
small tins. Baptist Weekly. .
The Storr of a White Maa TTfca Ured
Fifteen. Months Amoag Them.
About a year ago a report was tele
graphed over th8 world that the whites
in some of tho Upper Congo stations
had been killed and eaten by cannibals.
The report was not believed, because a
'.few white men had traveled up and
down the river for a year or two with
out discovering evidences of cannibal
ism excopt in one tribe. Stanley's re
cently published book threw no light on
the subject of Congo cannibals, though
it did record the appalling rumor afloat
among some of the tribes that tKo
whites were very fond of catiug black
people. The report that tho whites on
the Upper river had become food for
the natives proved false, a? was ex
pected, and recently a good deal of in
formation has been brousht back about
the cannibal tribe whose" numerous vil
liagcs line the river for a distance of
about eight hundred ' miles from its
The Congo State is on good terras
with this tribe, the Bangallas, and has
a station in the midst of them. It was
the Banjjallas who sallied out in their
big war canoes and gave Stanley tho
fiercest reception he encountered "when
he first forced his way down the xivcr.
As is usual with cannibal tribe3, they
arc superior in courage, physique, anil
mental ability to the surrounding peo
ples, and they lord it over a considera
ble area. Mr. Wcstmark, who has
lived among them for fifteen months,
has just lectircd in France on their
peculiarities, and chiefly on tho prac
tice of anthropophagy as it exists
According to him they engage in the
practice only-upon the death of well-to-do
or influential men. whose slaves
are killed at the graves of the deceased
persons, so that they may accompany
their masters and minister to their
wants in the other world. It has been
the custom to sacrifice at least twenty
victims at the death of every important
person. Bound hand and foot the poor
wretches are beheaded, and half of
them are buried in the grave of their
master. The bodies of the other ten
arc reserved for the big fefb that con
cludes the funeral ceremonies. Native
beer in great quantities is prepared
days in advance of the feast. The
flesh of their murdered slaves is placed
in great earthen pots full of water and
boiled until half the water is evapor
ated, and then the banquet is ready to
The orgic continues for a darjr or two
until all the refreshments are exhausted
and a large part of the male popula
tion is dead drunk. The Congo mis
sionaries appear to think that the Ban
gallas arc sadly fisnead of refornxitory
influences, and ttaey intend to establish
a station among them. Mr. Westraark
makes the interesting statement Shat
although cannibalism has been prac
ticed to a large extent among the Bnn-
gallas, rt has now considerably dimin
ished on account o the influence of
the whites, and he- believes that after
Europeans have lived! in the eountrya
little longer it will disappear.
Among the many Etilfions of savages
ih' Africa there are veavfew cannibals;
Sctowemfurth found Iftisit the larger
Moubota tribe on ilit? Welle Makuai
JTOre addicted to the practice. It also
ssists araong the Muoclis of Angola,
xmong-tbe Bangallas of ? the Upper Con
goi,anKg: some of th'o' natives on the
Aruwdmi tributary of the Congo, anil
wb- fonacrry practicedlfo a small cx
tenftiro some parts of Smith Africa.
A'a:ruTK,3hc natives vri& indulge in
thJ hocriei custom try to conceal it
fronvthe -whites who Treilr them, and
nowhere does it long sur-Tira-the growth
of white influences in districte where it
hai-lloucfeiJed. Chicago- 'Unbune.
A STEAM TRYS3CLE.
ConEpetUIwro with Fait RailHta-J Trains
aiaOo Possible acJLast.
J..HI Builibrd, of the Billiard Arms
Corepaay,. has for severali raooths past
beca-at woei on a trycide: for which
stcamishaliiurnish the raotave power
The experiment has so far succeeded
that recently several trisp have been
m;idle:with. such satisfaction as to al
read;ycause lwo manufacturers to ap
ply foil th&T&ght of manufacture. Sev
eral details: arc yet to be perfected,
and when fche machine is entirely to
the satisfaction of its inventor a public
exhibition -will be given. A minute de
scription, is not possible ast present, as
the inventor wishes to secure his patent
rights-before making public the details
orhisunveiition. It is paoposed, how
eveis. to have the machine so con
structed as to be easily controlled by a
lady oe- chQd. The power of locomo
tion will be automatic, a that all the
rides will need to do is toget seated on
the machine, take hold of the steering
apparatus and then devote one's
sell to the pleasures of a trip fc
over hill and country with a steed
thaft requires neither food nor
grooming, arw'' 30 desired.
tbat can compete with the lightning.
railroad tram, it is ti inventor s in
tention, however, to regulate the speedl
to- eight miles an hour, as the roads to.
be found in this country would net'
sake a higher rate ot speed enjoyable
But twenty miles an hour will be guar
anteed possible. Th machine will be
a "hill climber" and warranted t
overcome anything ia that line withaafc
exertion or fatigue- It will be so aj
ranged that light baggage can be Sis
tened on and th appliance wil3- be
adapted to either tke single or sociable
form of tricycle. It is thought the
sociable will prove the more popular
form of the two and the manufacturers
will be able to cater to either taste of
a purchaser. The weight of a machine
will be incrj:isrjd conipanitiveJy little,
as the appliance will bo very cooapa'-'tly
arranged. The water supply will be
capable of five to seven hours' use be
fore needing renewal. Kerosene oil
will be the luel. It is clained that the
invention can be applied with equal
success to a four-wheeled earriaee. As
stated above, several trial trips have re
cently been made, and those who have
been fortunate spectetora speak en
thusiastically of the entire soceese'aad
practicability of tha invention. Pataete
will be applied far in France, Belgium,
and Germany and other portiojM of
the continent a well a in tide exmmtry
SpringJicld (Mu.) Put.
NEW -ZEALAND VOLCANOES.
Iaterestlagr Iaformitloa Co&eeralng the
Karth's Great Volcanic System.
Only a few weeks ago Mt Etna's
eruption threatened Nicolisi and the
surrounding fertile valleys and vine
yards of that region. Now. tho .news
comes of volcanic disturbances in New
Zealand, the antipodes of Etna, and of
great loss of life resulting therefrom.
New Zealand is, by the fastest ocean
and railroad communication, about
thirty days removed from Chicago. The
steamship lines run from Auckland to
San Francisco, and soma twenty -five
days between theso two points is con
sidered good time, or nearly three
fmes longer than the modern triD
from New York to Liverpool. The
group or cluster of islands conipos:n
Now Zealand is divided into two main
parts, known as North Island and
ouuiuisiauu, xnc weu-Known city ot
Auckland is on the Korth Island, which
with its line harbor is on every chart.
The islands are quite mountainous, so
that the most intelligsnt and observant
travelers and writers agree that one
tenth of the surface of the North
Island and four-fifths of tho South
Island are occupied by mountains.
Among the extinct volcanoes of New
Zealand are Iluapehu that is 9,100 feet
high, and Mount Egniont that is S.300
feet high. Tongariro, which is 6,500
feet high, is occasionally active. When
Mount Etna began to pour out smoke,
ashes, scoria;, lava., etc., the first to
suffer severely were those who culti
vated the vineyards that produced the
rich fruitage that grew on the hillsides
and in the valleys there. So tho first
in New Zealand to feel the terrible
rains and torrents from the suddenly
awakened crater have been those who
inhabited the districts in the immediate
neighborhood of the disturbance. The
mountain peak of New Zealand arc
about the same altitude as some of the
great Rockies back of Denver anil
Cheyenne, and would hold their place
beside Cloud Peak, the crest of the Big
Horn range, and tints the valleys are
easily commanded by them.
The natural wonders of New Zealand
suggest a parallel with the National
Yellowstone Park- New Zealand has
not boon visited by any serious earth
quakes or volcanic eruptions for some
thirty years. The hist severe earth
quake occurred January 23, 1835, but
it was not attended by any faSa J results.
Three prominent polices' on the earth
arc mentioned wheregcysers exist with
marked characteristics. Thcsvare Ice
land, the Noith Island! of New Zealand
cand tfie National Pack in thw Rocky
( Mountains. Geysers may be described
as volcanoes in which heated! water,
instead of molten rcck is forced out
fjoni the vent by the escapinpicani,
and they occur in great abundance in
districts in which subSarrrncan action
is becoming dormant r- extinct:. The
significance of the parallel will Scsoen
when it is stated that there are threo
act5ve volcanoes in NewZealandi-
The- thcoty of advarasod scientists is
thatrtlierc-are great bandi or systems
of rslcanoes, which are ranged adong
lines of fissures; and some also bold
that alio1 great linear bands of v.dca-
nnfa mlifolii tritr!i tlmnRnnfls nf"miTp! '
r v ,;:, . ... , . .
havo-ind. their positions determmedby ,
.great uneGc fissures in- tho earth s
crust- The greatest otfthese Sands I
mjr's Straits to the Antarctic Circle at ,
iSouth Victoria, and thisiihcludes more ,
I.. ,, ,..., .. ,- .. .
s than haf' the active volcanoes ci the .
world. The-great focus or centor of
thisintnse'volcanic action may bere
gardbd' allying in the district between
Borneo1 and! New Guinea. A large
mmiberaJ' lines radiate from this ccn-tcrr.one-of
which embrnres SoutrliVio
rria Naw- Zealand, the New Hebrides,
S11nta.Cn.11;;. the Solomon Islands-and
JSew.BritainL Related, as it is seea to
fce.tb the-great volcaniS systemT-i is
not surprising that earthquakes awj re
corded: R&diaving visiteiTJthcse islands.
A4thourfi).as already intimated, tliere
Imro'beemno serious shocks felt Uhero
siiiee 1855,. yet in 1882 alone twenty
eight' slicefes are mentioned, tea of
wiii6h:art3PBecordedas 4Smart," and the
remaind&r as only slight treraus.
CMcagfti Jhter Ocean.
IRja-itltuncraod Books from the Old Bjprlng-
OiAlV House and Law-Office
JbliniMT.Keycs, formerly of 3pring
field Hit,, but now of this ciiy, has
fitted' upi a room whiah he caQs the
"Lincoltn Memorial P 00m." All of the
arnitur was used bii, Abrahoaa Lin
eolhi. cvblher in his hsnse or S3 law
office im Springfield prior to. 5ds dc
gacturcjfor Washincon, D. CE, to be
inaugurated President of th United
Siatcs.. In the collection ther is the
old oiEce desk and book-case, the old
iinkstsnd. ten well-tihumbed Ikw-books:
iono volume of the atatues off Indiana,
aic hast law-book, that Liosoln ever
jnendUand which belonged to David
fcurnbam, his fncpri and companion ii
jjvaiana irom loiy to 1&31;: one leaf;
fronhis exerciserbook anrf his boy
hood signature; six hair-cjibth parlor
chairs: one atnrble-top. table: oxo
mirror set in a gjlt frame:. one hearthr-
ru; one walatii cupboard; the ld
ahogany-vercered sofj which -was.
made bv hand at Springfield iu 18STbv
Daniel E. Rcokel, on 3fr. Linccitafc
order, and xxxd. by him an til February,
1861; the obithckory cfcair in whih; he
was seated.dten inforoed of his nomi
nation to tae-Bresidencjr; one carriage
cushion aadl a photograph taken of
him in Mav 1858, ttering the cele
brated tanapaign between him and
Stephen A. Douglas.. The phHograph
represents, bam with. Ids hair very much
rumplasl aad the ssry in cxmoction
theroacitih to theifc2t t!iai when in
the photographer's studio eoe of bi3
friendb observed, that his hair was
combed remarkably smooth, "That's a
facV' be roplioA "and the picture
weje't look like, me." "Witk that he
riln3 hand through, his hair and
ede it look -natural.
i Mr. Keyes only oegan his purchases
khmiuoduu dcjl ana uas ajxeadv
gotten.togetfier a creditable colleetion.
wuco no (hw reai pleasure- n. ex
hibiting 1 bis tnends. Several letters
from WJHiaa H. Herndon, Uncoln's'
law partner, attest the genainenees of
anmmber of the rtielmtGUnq.
- More tfaam 45.000.fl00 n 1...
passed over the Brooklyn bridge sine.
f, ? wpeuea 10 travel. UrooSUyn
v .. . 1 a - -'-'
Tho last revolutionary pensioner
died at Clarendon, N. Y., in 1866,
eighty-four years after the close of the
van. Buffalo Express.
The main building of the New Or
leans Exposition was put up at auction
the 'other day. It cost over half a
million dollars, but the highest bid re
ceived was $9,050. W. 0. Times.
It has just been discovered that the
cemeteries in Wavne Conntv. N v
have during the past two years been
systematically robbed. At least nni.
half of the bodies interred have been
stolen. Buffalo Exnress.
. Colored depositors in Charleston,
according to the New3 and Courier,
have 124,936 on deposit in five savings
banks, the largest sum belonging to one
person being S6.547, and the smallest
One inning of a recent game of
base-ball in Atlanta, Ga., presented a
curious feature. Atlanta had three men
to bat. Each one of them was given
his base on balls, and each one'thrown
out while stealing bases. There was
not a ball struck in the innings, and yet
every oase was iuieu anu no run was
A strange accident happened to a
consignment of heavy cattle sold for
shipment to England. Rough weather
was encountered on the voyage, and
me stancnions to wiucn tne cattle were
tiexl gave way, forcing the stock to the
other side of the ship and causing it to
careen so much that to lighten the
vessel the cattle were thrown overboard,,
a loss of $13,000.
Little John Alexander and a com
panion of Newport, Va., thought to
have lots of fun by scaring a clerk who
slept in a store. So they scraped on
the door with a bit of iron, and the
clerk thought burglars were trying to
get in and tired his revolver, and a ball
went through the door and entered
Johnny's head, hurtinglirm very badly.
Young girls have taken a sudden
traze for donkey carts this-season, the
kmkey, for some reason, ha-ring
nwakencd to 3nd himself" fashionable.
no doubt greatly to his- own astonish
ment. The saiall ponies are-no longer
in demand, but in their stead the
donkey is souglit after- witdi a persist
ency that bespeaks him' mors- popular
thai he will perhaps be- waen the fair
purchasers become more fcroiliar with
hi? tricks and manners.- Albany (N.
An Indian luneral precession in
Eastern Orcjoa- is thus described:
"Tli8 defunct hid been scS upon a
horse,' and a stick, hadi been lashed
along cither side of his body ttkeep it
in axiupngnr. position. o.ne neau was
not yipported in any way, anH as the
horsa trotted along: the body" seemed
bowing in every direction and'etie head
shaking in a horribly grotesque man
ner. Ihc widow, i&ussed in herrmourn
ing paint, trotted along behind; on a
lazy mule, to which she kept vigorously
applying tho whip-"'
TJic Genesee ivcr;.ih Newr York,
is surprising m:nuiacturers along
,ts .J . .? innrtntmina. int0 JJ
water.iron5f yearto r Somvears
:a.nm:' wiIftt.hRr at nf
's t t, dimm!sh3ll and
, a,, ' j .: ,... u.i ,i
,i ", ' ;, ,.,.. ' wimij f
penuecS on its powcr'were obugen to
... tmA. tu. nZ.n,
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cava uai nuns nuu uayc uui uscoi uiuu
wheels-for years rib getting back to
them.sauch to thtirr financial advan
tage. No explanation is given Sdt this
condition of the rivarr
BJl-players in Pittsburgh awe talk
ing about the smart young catcher of
an amateur club, w;?e was remarkable
for cstching batsmen out on fool tips
even 'wlcn the bat didn't seem' tostrike
withia three or fourrinches of tSe ball.
An inivestigation XEvealed thafr the
catcher had a mimuband attached to
1 his gjfrrc, and whemhe desired J foul
out r.&aan he wouLiraise the bcMtl with
one f&ger, and whea the ball passed
unde:r the bat released it T3fe band
woulul snap againsttthe glove and all
withim hearing wo aid hear a s'jpposed
foul tip. Pittsburgh Tost.
Krederick Barman, of Wilming
ton, J)el., owns a ig. Recently while
this canine was busily scratahing out
Boraething from tiSe ground Mr. Bark
man thought itvrauld be a jpod joke
to crawl up behind, give at snarling
berk and suddenly grab the indnstrions
animal by one af his hind legs. Mr.
Barftxnan did so- Quick as thought the
dog turned and3! grabbed bis jocular
caster by the proboscis, anaking his
Sceta meet through that prominent
feature before Seesaw lus mistake. A
TlUrltmaTi spnatMlv nomitttprl' t'hft (ntr
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THE. WHITE HCSE.
t Its Mkftttoaaaee Co'4 the Cooatsar
ia'CoaaettlOB with thoPresIdent.
Most peof lb- believe that the $50,000
ayear whichithe President gets as. Ms
salary is tba;sum totals This is a mis
take. Tb estimate af the amount
which Congress is to appropriate this
year lies before us, open at the page
relating t,tbe President We see that
$36,084 asked for bjm, in additioa to
his salieT of $50,900,, to pay the
salaries, ox his subordinates an elerks.
His private secretary is paid $3,250,
his assistant private secretary $2,250,
his stenographer $1,800, nxemessen-
ferseach Sl.200, asteward, $1,800, two
oop-keepers whoeach get$1.200, four
other clerks at good salaries, one telegraph-operator,
two ushers getting
$2,200 and $1,400, a night nsher getting
$1,200, a watchman who gets $900, and
a man to take oare of fires who receives
$864 a year. In addition to this thore
fe set down $8,000 for incidental ex
penses, such as stationery, carpets and
the care of the President's stables.
And further on, under another heading,
there is a demand for nearly $40,000
more. Of this $12,500 is for repairs
and furnishing the White House, $2,500
for fuel, $3,000 is for the green house,,
and $15,000 k for gas, matches and the
tables. The 'White House, all told.
iAA4a ItA AAnmfw fn AAMonlina 'aartt.K
j Eregideat; cpasiderably over $13V
QQQ a year. 5a Frwuitoi World.
aOt blame and did not puaSsh him.-.Jmeo
I , PEHSOWAlND "LlTEfeWRVi
" JM Kelly, the W,W
To TP0" dwd . te
. Tint linn ann a naew nni it
million and a half dollar.
The names of the baby King or.
Spain are Alf onm-Lco Fernando J;
Anna, anil Wnnrlnll PImTTT? tab Tsfr'5
fv tlm inanv:n:nn i fnmtw l;-:;
the famous Abolitionist and his wife, a?
William Black, tho novelist na
fitted up a canal-boat fr a summer
residence, in which he intends to mabw
a tour of England with his iamily.
" ui lllOblipvlUU VU MMJ bUUIiflMug WA. -V 3
The late Prof, von Rank finished
ue seventh volume of his "Jlistoryof
. ho World " shortly before he diedr
bringiujr the work down to the time o
the German Emperor Henry V.
Mrs. Alexander, a lady oi over
sixty years of age, employed ia. tho
Government printing office in Wash-
ton, recently married a man of over"
eighty, and resigned her positioiv to
fulfill Iter domestic duties.
Minnie Hauk's father was a poor
shoemaker: Sarah Bernhardt was a
dressmaksrs apprentice. Lucy Lar--com.
the poet, was at one time in Sr
cotton mill. Anna Dickinou com
menced earning her own living as a
worker in United States mint CUi
Charles' Johnnycake, chief of tho
Delaware Indians in Indian Territory,
is seventy-two years of age, and has
presided over the Delawares for forty
years. For thwty-five yewrs he has '
been an ordaixed Baptist minister, and
at his present age delivers two ser
mon3 every Sabbata to bb people.
General Joseph EL Johnston and
ex-United StaGes Senator Thomas
Johnston, of Visginiar are often taken
for brothers. TShey are wacle and
nephew, with only twelve yKur d?JTer
nco in their ages General" Johns&on
is eighty and Ins acphew is sixty-eight.
3he latter is the father ot seventeen
children, was once Governor of Vir
ginia and three times United! States
Senator. Washington: Pbsl,
Jefferson is one of the wealthiest
acSors in America- He is nfr making
so much money now as he uscd tkdo
foirthe simple reason thai Kadocs not
giv himself the trouble.. So oolj,
weeks on the stage about sixteen-wurka
in She year, and this affords- him aE
ana tins anorcrs- mm au w tyr j
; for has yearly maintenvfeiidr j
at all impairing-the cap-&ffi,,
thau he needs
itaU- Mr. Jeffersoffas fortune- is vaui-
ousJy estimated at from $-tOfl,000- to
SrCfcjOOO. Ar. Y. IIcrallL.
yi tne 4U5 benacorsj.mcmers anui y.
Territorial Delegates- who aoraposos ?jfe
Congress, seventy-twciarc Methodists,, ttffi .JX
sixtwthrce Baptists, forty-one Episco '" p
palians, thirty-sevens 1'rcsbvtcrians,. " Jgl
thirtwsix Catholics- liftbcin Unitarians,
cigbttLuthcrans, ten Christians (Camp--
bclliSes) and two Quakers, making n
totaliaf 283 who are actively, connected"
with some church cnganizatiouo. This
loaves 125 who cither.never belonged tr.
any c&urch or have drifted out.of such
associations. Chicago Herald.-
""How old arc- you, littlo boy?"
Littl wt darky "Well,5 if' you goes by
wot ouddef says, I's--six;.but if yo go
by dc-tfun I's had, Lli-iaoat a hundred.'
Hoy "I can't ap - to school. I'vo-.
got aa awful pain- Mothers-"Well,
castcipoil is the best thing imtuc world,
for that kind of paiin.V" i1oy-"Itmust
be, f-rthe pain has.-gone no" 27te
Judges M nine-year c35 fbloy . just recover
ing from the effects-of vataiuation,
said"Now, I ain't afraid o. having
the anall-pox (af terra moEjcnt's re
tlection), but I mayAavc the oelluloid,
though." Texas Siflmgs;.
jZonsieur le Uaron (oldKJaiough to
be ia grandfather) "!' haf. ask your
mamma and she gi.! hciv oostjent and
now I er " Miss Btillion (young,
and silly) "I ara so .glad! 3ut won't,
it bar funny to caa.you.papaff
Student No,.aishop-lif?cr is not J
oncwho lifts a shop, .but onar who lifts,
what is in the shop.. Thia-.iian exam
plef the beauty 'of tlie'Elish lan
guage. You'll know more, about it aa
yea grow oldertr-Boston Transcript.
An old lady hearing tha a kinder
garten was ta be established in herr
tewn, said, emphatically: - "Well.
they'll never make itpay,. "' Every bodw
aoonnd here has gardens-oCr their own,
aad vegetablos can be had for nothirig
1 ere in the aummer-tkne," Earperft
Vacuous Dude -:4Ai most chaw
ainr aftahnoon faic a. walk, Miss
-igiitside. The soft ifeweezes titat
liblow haveTreallv mad'n tnv hnad -fftel
lr jjmuch bctjah." Miss Brightsidb
pathi8S; fie cuAsJike ,youkno."
-1n I Ct....V.AA
Chilc "And xoui won't give ae a'i
penny, mamma.'' xeo.you alwaysi sa;
you love; me. jioioer y neni y o
are older, dear, tor will nndesstan
better hew much. I live you." Chil
(dispacagingly) Tes, if you loiwd
so muxn, mamaa. wny oidnrt vo
marry- the candj-store man?" Comu
A. Misundesstandinsr: "I -Sell von.
Darritager, the red flag's got to go.'v
We've had' onaagb of it" Sromley, ' y
I'm. with you therp. It has cst me J?
hesA of monev. My wife menr nrotest. - f-r-
. -. - i - t r .? -s A
dees it cost you a lot of money?" "She
speuua it, oob s you seer Uuvs tbin.tr-.
she's no aaanner of use? foraud--?' 'J&fi
fyou' talking about?" "Te autionoeia. j&.
" . M ..m--. Mt.ll TVUIM iDU JiaV HXJK - J- '
Weren't von?" Philadelphia Call S
Manager -My dear sir,, you hava ' -1
no idea of what a charming cjeatura 'l
this Irene McGilhcudJy is. Ey JoveT A
sne a oeen a tremendeus success everv f&f
wbcre. bhe playod Olivette' seven'
thousand nights in Londoa with 1
nense success, ana she created a Jror
in The Mascotte.vin whloar.ii. i
over five thonsami nights. And 8heV &
lust seventeen tpm a.1,1 ' njxi. -.r--"
i w iiSl "Bf.e must be. tr
at leaat-tanTty-foar years -of aeeJ'-H
ManagerHid on mimate! reWi
rv got this thing mis MmeaoivC -M
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