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B. F. ROHWEIER,
CEFORE THE GLAS3.
ti c! fc'r. to tie mirror peertnf,
V t ! It you ie refected tharaf
A t v. y -'i'"-'7 T-at I Kract, ma chera;
w'.:a i le: rcJ I! pa, Just a Lrttl. antartsg.
tr-tler ow la your E-bark steering,
A:.J l.it u !t brings that hok of ear
Ci-.' f-Ti la tha mirror (wci-tog,
trhit 1j l: you we reflected tharc?
T'i tlt r -c require vtnertn
Y.'.;"re so'ca-aid-tLirry, I am awarw.
E: -j i-:r. pray you, tor that despair,
f :.; -15 c.ci;1 yet by persevering',
I 1 r, la lae mirror peering.
Harry B. 9d!
Tils Year's Styles Treasurers
cc-:.:j a.; being worn very abort this
.-5 -. Coiuaibus Dispatch.
This Is aa add Junk to my bual
ce." said the ruguian, aa he gathered
ia a l.t .f old iron. New York Jour
A cr.-vcct statement Patient "Do
cu.-.rr.Lci j ditiei all people, doctor?"
tvt. r "Xo, sir; ouly those who eat
Lr. iy a-t to mall boy "Why,
...:,!. w tr.nned you are? " Willie
. '-Yes'in; father done it."
i . ': hi.i Inquirer.
s . A" the Yassar girl said to the
W,-: !'..: cadet." lie "What was
" r-l.e "Ir's a long time bo-
:v. .. l ; .-.rcatr.j." Puck.
V'.r - fearful) "You're broken the
; you made me: Huband
vkist:..,' : .;;, "Never mind, my dear
d. l'.l make you another."
al-.-;. H oilciy.
I:- -- L";cj cf lVorai Lawyer's Clerk
'A':., jc.i take a chair, Misa?" Bos
ton G:. 1 -Xj, thank you, I wouldn't
sr.:w vl.a: to da with it. But I'll lit
i.-- li I tay." Life
A si-a. Ted "Why are
re. sj Miss Lonely hasn't
Nci "I called oa her the
o:her crci.lr.. aud there wiu't an
ar-:l.a.r ia the parlor. Epoch.
A . -xjrj, Cre light. "In what
L::.:,'' c-::c.i tha teacher, "did the
Z N;:o regard the Christian
a: I. And the smart bad boy
:: wis toiclill-ht. Eordette.
5:t. - nctv ia bric-a-brac.
E::.;! O... I air such a tweet match
tl:a ..f terr.oon." George '4Wbat
Ij.-.T v- "It was in the
iLj.o cf a marriage cer till cite."
II: C-'a t.o piana at niht)
"I....: '5 a co.l wave coming." She
tai....i.y "Oh, doir! I hope it
w;:-. : cjrr:" between us." And be
d. : v Lcior, so it couldn't. Chicago
5;.e'.-y personal. Magiftrate
'-.;'.c ;l man whom yoa mw
ss: . '.. 4 -orr.pUinant." Policeman
Hi r.-.a a h:;ie, iusijniflcant looking
rk ajci: yo'or yotir worahip.
Elor.v.- "Did you water the 00 wa
tcir1-.:, Hiram?" Hiram "Xo, Ifor-T'-"
Eter.czcr "ou ihouldn't hare
fj.- : ttcn, but ti;cn we will water the
--, iul :L-t wU do Just aa waX
A iirr'.jla bcrdca. Clara "TVTiat
;-.-.b:e rolse that wagon makeal"
Ge-rje -Yes, it'a dreadful, iant it?
"that .-cakes it gfroaa so, GeorgeT
'":!;-, it is filed with green apple."
T:T.mv "Paw, what lj a phTUn
thrcpis:?" Mr. FIgj "A philan
tir.pis:, mr son, is a man who would
ra:-er '-".p?'y a dozen men with a col-u-i'
f.pie;p than give one man a thlrt."
Terre Haute Express.
A: the c-si.ier'9 window. Robber
I hsiva yoa in my powerl I am the
Kn-S cf the outlaws I Hand out the
cash." Ca;hi:r "I Lavj nerer teen
!r--i bcf.re. You will hare to be
iv'.cir.iikd before w can do bualneaa.
Oz.L U'orl J.
Philological. Nolan fresh from the
"ohi sod" -Oi wonder phwat make
th:a Djotchmen spake such a qoare
lt--3.Tcd.ly. Sore Oi can't undher
ti::l thia ct all, at all!" Polan
"falx. it n.usht be the boer, barney.
Oi aa'i evii undhcrstand mysilf rery
tf?". a::....- Lh.iii.'.;iu a couple av cana."
"It's hard to be left here alone,
said S.-r.pklus, whose wife had gone
".- fji- tl:c summer, "rery hard.
"Sc.t.s kir.d o lonesome, does It?"
"Yes, i.-.ifcr.selr lonesome. Everything
srci-.;. :. n.e seems to wear an air of
aiTlaTicl.-ly." "Yes, I notice it.
Eva t.j.: bottlo on the mantel-piece
:r.s lev.- syiiitcd." Arkunsas Trar-.cr.
The Spootin; or Wkaiea
H.ah s do not spout wainr. They
piut vapor or breath. When a whale
Iu:s his "pout hole," aa whalers
"-t it, is always above water. The
cmrraous volume of the whale'"
broth, espx-Hod suddenly into the dif
'eseu: ttiuperature of the air, causes
tt-e whito, buh-likc Tapor to remain
impended for a moment like the
team from a locomotive. The only
tiaia a whale spouts liquid is when he
ton been rco ttlly pierced by a lance,
md thca he spouta wai-m blood. The
souad of ,v bale's spouting ia like the
toar l-JCvmoave biowinf
JLatn i??if.WrItJea bJrDd Aker-S-MnlUilund
Washington had a lar?e, thick nose,
ne the impression that he was not so
noderate ia the use of Uquors as ha
m sappoeed to be. I found after
ward that this was a pecuUaritv. His
Mfe.w" "Pl to turn scarlet in a col J
vlnd He was standing near a small
amp fire, evidently lost in thou-ht and
making no effort to keep warm. H
eemed six feet and a half ia height,
ae as erect as an Indian, and didiiot
or a moment relax from a military
ittitude that seemed a vital part cf the
t Washington's exact height was six
eet two inches in his boots. He was
nen a little lame from striiinj his
:nee against a tree. His eve wis so
fray that it looked almost white, and
e had a troubled look on his colorless
"jce. He had a piece of woollen tied
ound his throat and was quite hoar?e.
Perhaps the throat trouble from which
ie Anally died had it origin about
Washington's boots were enomons
Chey were o. 13. His ordiumy
alking shoes were Mj. 11. Hi
lands were large in jrnortijn, and
e could not buy a glove to tit liiin and
lad to have his gloves nxu'.e to ordr.
ilis mouth was hi s:nr.;' feature, tl:
ip being always tightly cr mprcssed
That day they wen; c"jmnrf-sej ta
ighUy as to be almost pniiitul to look
it. At that time he weighed 2' 0
xiunds, and there was no sui j lu Cosh
ibout him. He was trcnieudoulv
auscled. and the fam; of hij erca't
itreugth was ererywhen. liis lare
nt, when wrapped up with the poles,
.as so heavy that it re-iir.-d two inc-i
place it in the camp ws;'un. Wah
ngton would lift it with one ban. I aii(
lirow it In the wagon as easily us if iv
ere a pair of saddlebags. Ha could
iold a musket with one haad and shrvot
irt precision as easilv as oth-r me.i
lid with a pistol. His lur.s were
enk, his voice never strong.
He was at that time in the prlre ot
ife. His hair was a chestnut brown,
is cheeks were prominent, and his
lead was not large in contrast to evcy
ther part of his body, which seemed
urge and bony at all points. His fin
r joints and wrists were so large as
0 be genuine curiosities. As to h:
mbits at that period I found out muctj
hat might be interesting. He was u-i
.uormous eater, but was content wl.ji
iread and meat, if he had plenty of ie
It w:is iiis regular custom to take &
Irink of rum or whiskey (neat) on
iwakcningin the morning.
Of course all this was charged when
ie grtw old. I saw him at Alexandria
1 year before he died. His hair wv
.try gray and his form was slightlj
ient. His chest was very' thin, lit
iad false teeth which did not nt his
nouih, and pushed his under lh ou
The Tier. Calvin Fairbauk Zi runt
living in Angelica, Allegheny connty,
rok?n in health and very poor. lie
will bo remembered as one of the heroes
f the nnti-slavcry contest. Ab.ut the
fear 1840, while a teacher in a Ken
tucky school, he was appealed to by a
beautiful girl to save her. Upon Wi n
ing her history he found tbttt he w n
the daughter of a wealthy slave-holuer
by a slave mother. Her father had al
lowed her taught at home, aii'i she had
proved an apt scholar and was f..r iu
tdvance of the other daughters in the
borne, and the wife demanded of the
husband that she should be sold South.
She was extensively advertized, and,
jn account of her beauty of person aud
accomplishments, bidders were prom
ised from hundreds of miles distant.
Cpon Fairbauk listening to the history
and appeal of the slave 1 to rave her
be set out at once for Cincinnati and
laid the matter before Levi CofI;i and
Eld ward H a-wood, the great Abolition
ists of that day In Cincinnati. Th3y
raised tOOO and sent hint to Salmon
P. Chase. He p.ivo SC00 and took
Fairbauk to old Nicholas Long wood.
He listened to the story, aud sat dora
and wrote a check foi $10L0. Chase,
llarwood. and CoCin then met and
pledged $2,000 more if ricccsary.
Fairbauk got back in time for the sale
and bid the girl in for 51,4:3.
The poor girl, at the last stroke cf
the auctioneer's hammer, fainted dead
vay, not kuowing whether she had
been saved or was the property of a
gay Frenchman from New Orleans,
who had boasted what he would do
with her. To make the story short.
ilr. Falrbank took the girl to Cine: a- :
nart, freed her, and she was made the j
adopted child of Gamaliel Bailey, the '
editor of the National Era. It was
not generally known that she hid anv j
African blood in her veins, and she
entered a young ladles' seminary and
graduated with gie.it honor. From j
that time on Calvin Fairbark was a j
marked man in the eyes of Kentucky
slaveholders. Ho was imprisoned in
the penitentiary of Keutu '? and
lashed nearlv unto dcrath, under the '
charge of aiding slaves to escape.
The Cosmopolitan East Side.
New York, July 19. 1 can-e across
something the other day that well iiius
uatesthe cosmopolitan chiractirs of
the great and oiilv east side. It was
In lower Second avenue. In one end
. h-ihv waTon was a
red-headed infant with u-rk b wn
eves. In the other end lay a babe wu
liquid blue eyes and flaxen hair.
Not a verv good match for twins,
I laid to the lyear-o!d-girl who was
propelling them. "They ain't .
iaidthe girl. "The wan wid the red
bead belongs to Mrs. Carney bcyant,
and the other is ilrs. Lochinuuei-s,
the street down. They bought her
wagon together, and they hire me to
eether to take care of the kids."
Just then the infants began to kick
and bowl, and the girl addressed Le;
remarks to each In turn, thus :
Howld yer tongue, ye red-headed
roalpeep, or I'll bate the life out ol
rtt faril yoa. Dutchy, mcht so machen,
I" ooU kick the sides of the kintet
wugen owet.,-St- Louis Republic.
Little LettJe " J eJcr Frow H
UuUrn as vou are?" . Mamma"!
Xulk, talk, talk aU ue um, iu
THE OON8TITDTION-THE UNION AND
m-SDnEr cf odd and fi-3v
Kickl la tla 81ct
In a conversation had recently i ith
Commissioner Mitchell of the Patent
OEce, he alluded to the flood of pat
cuts for the slot machines in which
you drop a coin and get something
"Yes,-' said he "the slot division is
feeing pushed, night and day. It be
gins to look as if the drummer and
the saleslady would equally be super
ceded by this speechless monster, and
every mortal want would come to be
supplied through the slot. Why, just
look here." And he produced draw
ings and specifications of numerous
machines, standing about as high as a
man, and of incredible fecundity.
"Here's the first," he went on. "Drop
a nickel in the slot aud It will weigh
you and push you out a linlcard
with yonr avoirdupois stamped neatly
upon it. Here's another that will tell
your age for a nickel without the slight
est assistance. Here's one that sells ice
water a gl;ss for one cent and makes
change for you f.m a coin of any
sort. It has made Its appearance on
the streets of Chicago and Minneap
olis, and the mayor has ordered the
police to protect it. It is a temperance
ally, and it is anticipated that it will
shortly stand near all the crowded cor
ners of every great city. Here's one
that dispenses soda water all
by itself punch ia your nickel
and you get your eoda. Here's
another that proffers any one of four
teen sorts of liquors, including a Yan
kee cocktail. And here's the best of
them all look at the elaborate clock
work in the interior. See the kero
sene lamp on one side and the ice
chamber on the other, and the asbestos
between." This is supposed to stand
solus and majestic on a corner cf the
street, its fires always burning like
those of the Aztec altars of sacrifice,
its ice always freezing like that of the
Icelandic hadss, silently offering its
treasures to the passer-by. Of any
one of sixteen things it gives him five
cents' worth. The fluids come out of
the faucets; the solids are shoved
down the little inclined planes on
cither side. Only one tiling is want
ing a city directory; and that will
doubtless come later. After the slot
has engulfed the stipulated coin, It
Immediately responds with the re
quired refreshment on the hand being
turned to the mark and allowed to re
main over it.
I looked into the bowels o this un
speakable salesman. Its interior is
wonderfully elaborate; wheels and
cegs and elbows and levers and shafts
ttud eccentric movements conspiring
to the desired end. I turned away
with a sense of dizziness. There have
ocen three hunched patents granted
for the slot macldnes and two hundred
ire pending. The very latest la the
application of the device to toilet
rooms one cent being dropped in the
lot. The cannon plough is apresum
Lbly convenient implement for sub
toiling and warfare on the frontier,
for, as tho ploughbeam Is hollow aud
i -adcd, it cau instantly be wheeled and
S. ed, killing the Indians and horses
whichever happens to be in the way.
Gut the same inspired genius has patent
id the pistol pocketbook when the In
nocent and unsuspecting burglar asks
rou for your pocketbook you careless
ly take it out aud empty iu contents
uto his abdomen.
There is a claim in the patent oface
f.r a patent on the Lord's prayer, the
t pccilication being that the repetition
of the same, rapid and in a loud tone
cf voice, will cure stammering.
Among odd Inventions are chicken
hopples, which walk the chicken right
out of the garden when she tries to
scratch; the bee-moth excluder, which
tutomatically shuts up all the beehives
when the hens go to roost; the tape
worm fish-hook whicti speaks for it
self ; the educational balloon with a
mep of the world outlined on its sur
face; side-hill annihilators stilts to
Ct on the down-hill legs of a horse
n hen he is ploughing along a side-lull ;
cud the heu-surpriscr, a device that
drops the new-laid egg through the
bottom of the nest, witA intent to be
guile and wheedle the hen into at once
One of the latest patents is an auto
matic bath-tub, which starts the hot
ar.d cold water at a given moment in
the morning to which it has been sot,
maintains exactly tho right tempera
ture of it by graduating the flow of
the water, rings a bell when all is
ready, and two minutes later suddenly
drops the sleeper's pillow about a foot
and turns him out.
The illuminated cat was devised by
a penius. She is built of pasteboard
and made luminous with phosphorus,
aud she sits in the corner the live-long
n:ght and fills the souls of rats and
mice with terror. There is tremen
dous activity in the toy division of the
patent office, especially in automatic
toys that can walk and talk. There are
whistling tops, dogs that jump and
bark, cackling hens, kicking mules,
When you feel kke calling a big
man a liar, be sure you're right, then
lue the telephone.! ,i fa
The Sacred bird or Slam.
"Ha, ha, ha! Why don't you get
chair to sit down on?"
The voice was rather lend, but nol
disa;ri-ceabie, aud the tone sornewhal
muffled, as of a person half
j The salutation came to the news
gatherer as he was on his daily pcr
ambulations about the city, and wai
traced to a handsome blue black bird
in a cage hanging under the shade ol
a fig tree at the residence of Dr. Gii
dea, on Sixteenth street, near H.
As the reporter approached nearer
he was received with more laugiitci
and inquiries as to whether he cams
to see the "Mino," if his health wa
A few inquiries directed to a pleasant-faced
lady near by elicited the in
formation that the bird was the sacrcj
Mino of Siam, which as a nestling had
been smuggled from the temple where
it was bred by a roving sea Captain
and sold to Mr. Gildea at Honolulu
tome eight years ago.
! Minnie, as she is called, is about hail
the size of crow and nearly aa black.
In the sunlight the feathers take a
blue and green tinge and there is a
spot of white upon each wing and a
necklace of bright yellow above th
j The bill, which is large and strong,
tapers to a sharp psint, and la orange
hued near the head and lemon colored
at the tip.
The prominent eyes are dark ana
bright,the feet and legs lemon colored.
The bird la valued at 250. San
A. Whiff of Lavender.
Lavender, the favorite perfume of
our grandmothers, has again come into
favor. The lavender is put into little
bags of cambric or silk, and placed
between the sheets and table-cloths, as
; well as in the drawers where under
' wear is kept. Some women prefer
rose or violet perfumes, and make long
mats of thin silk or cotton, fitted to
the size of a drawer or trunk-tray,
sprinkle them well with satchet-pow-der,
cover with another piece of tho
silk and "tuft" it with embroidery
silk. Sometimes these bags are mado
of cheese-cloth, which are less costly
and answer the purpose equally well.
They retain their perfume for a year
or more, and if kept in the bottom of
a trunk or drawer will perfume tho
A Popular Mistake.
One cold day in winter, a lady, ac
ompanled by her little boy, was mak
ing a friendly call upon a medical man
and on entering the warm drawiug-
room told her sou as mothers would,
from having been similarly admonished
when children to take off his over
coat or he would not feel the benefit
of It when he went out again. "Ex
cuse me," Interposed her host; "but
that is a mistaken idea. Let the little
follow keep it on and get all tho
warmth ho cau into his body ; for if he
starts oil with a good stock of warmth
he will remain warm." We are not
prepared to offer an opinion one way
or another on this point, but can affirm
that ever since that visit the doctor's
' advice has been followed in that fam
ily with the best results.
lie Had Enough of It.
An English canon of note used to
tell a good story of himself. In his
capacity of magistrate he was once
visiting the county jail, and expati
ated to a friend who was with him on
the virtues of the treadmill. Warm
ing with his theme, he declared that
he often wished he had one at home
to give him the gentle exercise he re
quired, but was too lazy to take, ex
cept under compulsion ; and, to remove
his friend's scepticism, he asked the
warder to give him a turn. Bound
went the mill, the canon declaring
that the movement was delightful, but
after two minutes of it he had had
quite enough, and called on the warder
to stop the mill. To his honor the
warder answered, "Very sorry, sir, I
cant; it's timed to go fifteen minutes,
and won't stop before."
Care of the Eyes.
Sit erect in your chair when reading
and never attempt to read by a flicker
ing light. No one should read in
bed or in a railway carriage. When
yon come to an age that suggests the
wearing of spectacles, let no false
modesty prevent you from getting a
pair. If you have only one eye, an
eyeglass will do; otherwise it is folly.
Go to the wisest and best optician yoa
know of, and state your wants and
your case plainly, and be assured you
will be properly fitted. Remember
that bad spectacles are most injurious
to the eyes, and that good and well
chosen ones are a decided luxury.
If yoa must have a confidant he
sure be is secret-tight. The misc'uef
that the non-retentives do is infinite.
In war they often mar the best-laid
schemes and render futile the most
profound strategy. In social life they
sometimes set whole communities by
the ears, frequently break up families,
and are the cause of innumerable mis
fortunes, miseries, and crimes. In
business they spoil many a promising
peculation, and Involve hundreds in
bankruptcy and ruin. Therefore be
very careful to whom yoa trust infor
mation of vital Importance to your
own Interest or to the Later eC oi loose
foa bold dear.
PENNA.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1S90.
THE LESSON" OF TUE VINES.
He freeu Madeira vines trtch'd np aloft
LUe fairy hdders to the sheltering eavas
And Lorv their xr.1ri of annw htiutm
ily utmost reach .above Uie ahim'ring leavt. j
Dewy-fresh, the silken leaflets glistened,
I watch'd them waving in the breeze's play,
nen sucaenjy, a wee child standlDg near ma ,
Cried ; "Ah ! what useless vines these are, !
I say 1" j
Juit taking all the sun and dew God sends
And growing, growing through the Sum.
Only giving back these leaves that flutter,
With cot a bit ot truit or pretty sowers 1"
5o, tiny critic, you mistake," I said.
" Ti thxt you look sot high enough" to see
Yon fringe of creamy blossoms bung
About the caes to tempt the wanu'rlng bee.
Ton jude the judgment of tha world that
Only tha stems and leaves of human life
?S OT dieams how mint ..tti '.r tr harrn annl.
loom beyond lis ken above earth's dust !
and suite. ... I
"yor guesses that the noblest things we do,
Each truest motive and each rreat emnrias '
Tiiid their fruition In a higher world
Cut of the si;ht of all save Angel eyes."
Lucy . Buck.
mriTJ'n crarnTiT TmnTrnvDiTnTi
The theory of a special providence
will account for one little matter con
nected with my personal history that
nothing else will. It's nothing of a
story ; it's only a simple fact, but as it
had quite an important bearing on my
life it is something I am not likely to
forget. It was during my first year
as cashier of a bank. It was a memo-
rsble year la one other respect, for 1
had gained the consent of the one dear
fjirl on earth to make me tha happiest
So, with a good position, good
health, correct habits, tho confidence j
end good will of my fellow-men, and '
the love of the sweetest and dearest of
girls, I ought to have been happy
and I was. There was only one obsta
cle to the perfect consummation of
my happiness, and that was the fact
that I was poor and must of necessity
rrait a year before I could ask Nell to
thare my lot with me. But Nell un
tlsrstood this and was content to wait.
' In fact, it didn't occur to cither of us
that wo had any alternative but to
trait, so wo were phiJosopltical over
the matter and happy. One evening,
is I sat in my room cutting the pages j
f a magazine I was going to take to
MVdic 1 heard a quick rap at my door,
tud, opening it, I admitted my old
friend, Bob Eowen. Bob was an en
ergetic, dashing, enterprising young
fellow, with a good reputation in every
way, and remarkably clear-headed on
tusiness matters; so when he remarked
la his brusque, off-hand wuy, "Tom,
I've got a good thing for you," why I
pricked up my cars at once, prepared ,
o accept the fact that he really had." j
"Now, Tom," said he, drawing his j
thair up close to me, "I'll be brief, for !
we have no time to lose. A friend cf
mine has the option of buying a farm,
on which a valuable vein of coal has '
been discovered, for the pitiful sum of
$5,000. His option runs out to-night )
at 12 o'clock. Now, he has a pur- I
chaser ready to take this land off his
hands tomorrow morning at the sung :
little sum of $30,000. You see, the
party thinks he already owns the land.
Now, my friend has been delayed in
getting bis money. He won't get it un
til tomorrow morning, too late to do
him any good. So you see he has got
to have 85,000 to-night."
"But what is this to me?" said I.
I haven't any little 85,000 to help hin?
"Of course not," said Bob, "but ,
here, my boy, my friend offers to
divide with me what he makes in the
transaction If I will help him out, for i
L hates like the deuce to be beaten at
tho eleventh hour. Now, I want to
help him, and if you will help me in a
way that you cau, I'll divide with you,
and before breakfast tomorrow morn
ing you will have the snug sum of
$6,250, which may have the effect of
hurrying forward a certain happy day
eh?" aud ho uudged me playfully in
"Very well," said I, "conceding
that would be a very agreeable little
sum to possess, I am as much in the
dark as ever to the help I con ren
"But, Tom," interrupted Bob, "let
me impress one fact upon your mind.
The money is wanted only until to
morrow morning at 8 o'clock precisely, i
That Is just as certain to occur as the
sun is to rise. I saw the man who is '
to pay the money. I saw the money.
Now, Tom, you know I am your
friend, and wouldn't do anything that
is not perfectly straight and honorable.
Now, Tom, you can have the S6.S50
without doing one any harm or perpe
trating any wrong." j
You mean' said I, coldly, for I
was beginning to get the drift of his
scheme, "that I could steal this money
from the bank."
"Nonsense, Tom," interrupted Bob,
"you insult me by supposing that I
could hint at such a suggestion. Listen
to my plan now. You know very well
Tom, that if you should say to the
board of directors tomorrow morning,
my friend here wants to borrow S5,
000 and I will indorse his not for him,
they wytldn't hesitate a moment in
letting me have it. Now, I want to
borrow $5,000, and I can't wit until
VUebank oj?eas tomorrow monung. )
OF THE LAWS.
want it and I must have it tonight.
You can siga a note with me for the
amount ; we will go to the bank and
get the money, leaving the note in the
place of It. In the morning before
tho bank opens the note will be taken
op, nothing done that has not been
straight, businesslike, and honorable ;
but you will be richer by $6,250. Now
If you can find any moral flaw in this
simple little matter of business, you
have sharper perspective powers than
Bob's reason began to look plausible
It was quite true, as he said, that the
board of directors would willingly
loan him 85,000; but, after all, this
business was a little Irregular and I
didn't feel quite right about it,
"Time is passing," said Bob, glan
cing at his watch, "and if you can't
favor me in this little matter of busi
ness I must try elsewhere. I am going
to have the money tonight, sure, and
if you won't help me there are others
who will. Why, Tom," 6ald he earn
estly, "how can you hesitate one mo
ment? "You have my positive assur
ance that everything is all right. I
only ask you to do tonight what you
wouldn't hesitate a moment In doing
tomorrow. Then think of your duty
to yourself to Nell "
"Say no more said," said I, "you
shall have the money."
Bob and I hurried to the bank, and
after going through the form of draw
ing up and signing the necessary note,
I went to the vault to get the money.
A queer, nameless feeling crept over
me as 1 approached the door and seized
the handle to work the combination.
To my great surprise, to my horror I
may say, I found that the combination
was completely obliterated from my
mind. I couldn't remember a turn
nor a figure. I was as utterly helpless
as if I had never seen a combination
lock In my life.
I shut my eyes and rubbed my fore
head. It was no use. The combina
tion wouldn't come. It was some
thing that never had occurred before,
the combination being always so ready
In my mind that I worked it almost
mechanically. But to-night it was no
go. Some influence had so upset my
mind that the combination was entirely
wiped out of it.
"Hurry up, Tom," said Bob, "and
lot's get through with this business."
"But I cau't," said I, helplessly;
"I've actually forgotten the combina
tion." "Come, come, Tom, said Bob, "that
won't do, you know. If you dou't
wan't to let me have the money, why,
say so, but don't resort to a subterfuge
"It's no subterfuge at all," I an
swered, Indignantly. "You shall have
the money if I can unlock the vault,
but I declare to you positively- that I
know no more how to work this com
bination than you do."
"Well, that's singular," said Bob.
"Haven't you a memorandum of th
"Yes," said I. "1 have and it it
locked up in the vault."
"The deuce I" exclaimed Bob.
"Well, wait a little while and it
may come back to you."
We sat down and tried to converse
on other matters, but I couldn't help
cudgeling my brain to try to make it
yield up that combination. But it was
of no use, my mind was a blank so far
as those numbers were concerned.
"There's no help for it, Bob," 6aid
I, at length. "If my life depended on
It I couldn't open that vault at this
time. Deuce take the luck, anyhow.
Six thousand two hundred and fifty
dollars just within my grasp, and now
to lose it, all on account of this con
founded mental freak "
"Tom," interrupted Bob, who had
been doing some serious thinking, "it
may be all right. I confess I am a lit
tle superstitious, and what you call a
strange mental freak may be some
thing else I don't know what but
something that seems to say, 'Stop
right here,' aud I am going to. Tom,
I'll let this opportunity slide and trust
to time for further explanations."
Aud we left the bank with the
money in the vault undisturbed. I
went to bed, still trying without suc
cess to recall that combination. I
filially dropped off to sleep, but awoke
as the town clock struck 12. Just as
the last stroke died away, quick as a
flash the combination appeared clearly
in my mind again.
"The time is up," I said to myself;
"Was Bob right in his theory?"
The next morning, about 9 o'clock,
who should rush into the bank bul
Bob, his face lighted up with som
unusual excitement. Ilnokonlng m
Into a private room be opened tho In
terview by exclaiming impressively:
"Tom, it was a special providence"
"What on earth do you mean, Bob?'
"Just this. By your forgetting the
combination we were prevented from
being duped to the tune of $5000. My
friend was an Innocent tool in the
hands of the most adroit set of sharpen
It was ever my fortune to encounter.
It was the most cleverly-concocted
scheme the mind of mortal man ever
conceived, and plausible enough to
deceive better and sharper men than
either you or I. So ( say, Tom, yoa
are under the care of a special provi
dence, and yoa must be singled oat
for some great work in life."
Bb' theory began to maka toma
Impression on mr mind, but something
happened afterward that clinched my
belief . I called on Nell that night, for Trclo?es were Orst used In
-would you believe it? I hadn't seen of paitjr8 ia Germa:iy M
the dear girl for forly-eight hours, veiy low.
and it 6eemcd as many years vrhen, Tiisbnttm-beh'nMhlrt was a pare
after we had given testimony to tho 'f Aranlcau invention,
stability of our joint and -separate afTcc- Th Erst white chill to be born
tions. which didn't tcke more then witll,r the limits ot the ihirtiea Colon
forty minutes, Nell remarked ia the 11 2'cl-
most artlec, minnpr T c t ouand svpn hundred anf
most artless manner. fi,tv Un,,, ,e, a,e gpoken h
"Tom, I had such a funny thing lui,ti o the woiid.
come Into my head las; nh:ht that I
, must tell you of it. It was about S. CO,
aud I couldn't for tho life w-f me keep
my mind from running oi ie vault
in your bank, and don't you think I
even got to imagining that I could
work the combination. Why, the fig
ures came into my mind so distinctly
that I jotted them djwu on a piece of
paper, aud here they arc. Of course,
they don't amount to anything, but I
thought I would show them to vou."
! I cianced at the figures she had noted
down, and almost gasped as I rcco--
. , . , . i.
nizedthe exact combination. A hat
had gone straight out of my mind h-1
gone straight into hers, where it was
in safe keeping. I made Nell occurv
the aam rhair with n,A nr.rl ti,. t.i
her the whole story.
"You are indeed my guardian an
gel," said I, "for you have guarded in
a mysterious manner not only my po
sition, but my honor, which, nei.. to
. you, I value above life itself."
I Then I kissed her aud we took a
' walk under the sileut stars. Omaha
& )uurisnii i
It Is alwavs a sign of poverty ot
, i .
mind where men are ever aiming to
appear great; for they who are really
great, never seem to know it. Cecil,
The polite of every country seem to
hava hut one. rhnrnntPiv A i nnrintni n
- , ,. , 6
of 6weden differs but little except in
1 trifles, from one of another country.
It ia among the vulgar we are to tind
those distinctions wliich characterize a
di rwi" ifii (iiiiii. tinr iht fi prj-nnr in
There is nothing so elastic as the
human mind. Like imprisoned steam,
1. , .v
to resist the pressure. The more wo
are obliged to do, the more we are able
to accomplish. T. Edwards.
It is better to saci-idco oue's lovo of
sarcasm than to indulge it at the ex
pense of a friend. Chillon.
We often console ourselves for be
ing uuhappy by a certain pleasuro thai
we find in appearing so. De Bar
hclemv. A beautiful woman pleases the eye,
a good woman pleases the heart, one is
a Jewel, the other a treasure. Napo
Laziness grows on people; it begins
in cobwebs and ends in iron chai.i..
The more business a mau lins to do the
more he is able to accomplish, for he
learns to economize his timo. Sidney
It Is very pleasant to follow on's's in
cIInatlou ho i-Jui tunately, wc cm.
not follow theu. .til ; they aie like tht
teeth sown by Cadmu? they spring
up, get iu each other's way, and tiht.
He who hath neither friend nor
enemy, is without talents, powers or
How Ah sin Worked the Boys.
Sergeaut Wittman arrested a high
binder on Monday night, and while
searching him found a clever device
which explains tho phenominal luck
that wily Mongolian has been enjoying
at poker of lato. Tho arrangement
consists of a steel clip, which is fas
tened Inside of one sleeve. Two
cords reach up the sleeve, across the
breast, and down the other sleeve to
the hand, where one is fastened to the
thumb, and the other to ono of the
fingers. By a pull of one cord the
clip reaches out aud takes iu a card,
which is at once drawn up the sleeve.
Pulling the other cord causes the card to tin; notice r L-m-lon n:aa strate.
to be shot out into the hand cf the boy w ,s liv" a"'1 I'-df years o;d,
plaver with lightning rapiditv, I Jj!s favlT'nte ' f,1' im.Hnga cab
' ) man cli a ia .k an i telling li rn ha wai
and without any part of the median- j wn;e i t g m- Uist tnt .-tiett la order
Ism being exposed. Tho fellow to tet into the Vchicltj and have a
who had tho machine fought strenu-; riue"
ouslv against giving it up. San Fran- ! -Throelif.'e 1-nre-t of Ceylon t, each
" . , wel',!!, li-.M j o ii. Js, were sold by auc-
C-sco Chronicle. ti-,u in l.-n t-iy at the extraordi-
Onr Legation In London.
1 The official quarters of the Amencai.
Minister in England would be a dis
grace to the United States if they were
no bigger than Henrico County. A
small tin sign bedde a door in a tail
i braiding in Victoria street, contains
the legend that this is "The Legation
i t- i. j . . Mt i.
' of the Lulled Sstates of America." W
are fortunate If you can find the place.
for no one you ask has ever heard cf
It. Some think it is at a steamship
company's. Having found the place
. ,, . - ,
you ring a bell. Afxr a long time a
maid opens the door. You say you
wish to see the American Minister. In-
' stead of showing you into an ample
office she waves her hand towards the
back of the page, where it i, nar-
rowed by the stairway, and with a snifl
disappears. You wander darkly back
; and fiud a door with a card signifying
! that this is "The Legation" of tha
great country from which you hail.
, e ' w ' u
t The upper panel is of smoked glass, to
admit a ray of light into the passage,
but as it does not enable you to sec,
you feel until yoa find the bell, when
: . , ,, .
j you ring -gain. This time a messen-
ger opens the door, and you are usherec
I Into "The Legation" three or fan;
I litU rooms with old faded tabic ant
(hairs ad eld faded, worn carseUi
Editor and. roxjrtertoi".
NEW3 IN ERIEP.
Two e'"ht-yeir old birs m In cus
tody at P.nii, Minn., tit atiejopdng
to "cr.iC" a bate.
-Ail'.l t f itii and punish the
Irak nr "f c ir c i 11.03 ha. bee-i lotio-u-t-o.i
n tj t.cl. s a'..itureof Vermont.
Ti e .. us!rrt;'..;u Lailrr who traveled
In attack f.o.i; V;e .na to Paris has
Ju-t tua.ie Hi tr.i f.ooi IVlis to Loudon
'u lie ;-iuie inaiii.fr.
A g e.it hviliauiiccnal Is proposed
to toi.vey ;i pir.iou of the water Of
Niaii.n Ktvei, a" I thus ut'liie this
enoiiiuiis power fr manufacturing
P Jli 03t;- -
-Of the 42"0 rp-cies of flowers now
cu t. Tiiteil in Luroif, only ten per ont,
riVd ,ora B!lv .t.,r xljerVrore Is
;aunot Le saia thit most Cowers ar
Tl 9 latent invention Is clothing
ma.le of a la'-.nc in w'iicu fine threads
sin, which renJe s uixp tslbleforthe
we-it-r to si-ik iu water.
. or the l.i'est. Inventions In tha
b:cjcle line is h whistle that ts operated
by t; e automatic aipi. cation of a
mall wiieel uj on the revolving tire of
tho s!e.r;n2 wuel.
Farud lu Washington's day kne
noihii.g of uiachn erv;eveu theflrst Iron
p oiv jjtente I in 1TU7, wasa failure,
. i-'i -e .in u;iiLu lai mers mougui, II
- Lvuuijcii l iic auu,
. ....... t it.. i
- A rron,!r.rnt r-trbsr of the New
.,, wre lU ,.OVrln , cumlit:M oll
the cli.:r:e of ind.-coious conduct in the
bjar.l louin. II. s offeue was resting hi
lol " tha r
' There is a family la Armstrong
Coantv, Peun. fdti.er, m-vher aud
a ... .1 1 .... .
4 ciilUien whie comb ni-t w -ight la
loAl p lUiidi, an xvecigi of 2iu pound.
One f the c'.i'H weighs 3Jopouudt and
Ij 0.1 fleveu years o!J,
Miss Tlcknor, of Boston, has done
mo'.e to ni-oar.ipe h uie study than any
' woman in Ne England. She founded
B House Sccitty seven een years ao,
' which has a membership cf CiiJ.
Tr ifesior Co en, ot nrslau, Ger
many, h s found by cucful experiment
t: at 1 he lirat ii;! u tauip hay to a teni
le.atuie tu.TcNn'. to cause etontau
tous cuLuiji.i:. o;i 15 due to a fuugua.
-The distance fioru which a 1:rui
loiiss bfi'i.M.t-s v:Mbin en board an
o cm v-an-l ilept nJi up n the state of
W'eaiher il)d tae u.vau. In cUr, pain.
ir.-ith.r a powerful light cau be aeon
M:si AI.C9 Itosi'Il V7as the flrit
6in;-r wl.o iir.u ,-lr out Cird.n.il N'ew-
I man's hyson, '-L-.nl. Kin iiy Liiiht,"
eiie s :t u 3 L : i; et sm cesi at oue oi
h-r annual coiictna it the 1'ilncd's Hall,
T .f Pht-5 an cap Isng!a oomlng
to the Irunt as a fo-m in lad es' head
(;fi .r. 1 i.i in il - lue baii of some ot
the iuoi.1 chic French hats and bonnets
of the te i-i ui i li i' uie tea at fashion
ahlo in i.i:.ery opt'iouS.
y.V.n L i C c ir ine, a oomp-s!tor
fltOiejin City, suic-sf ullv Luaulpu
IjN s an i iiiiiw tint r un the presses,
'. litoloi;,;ii y un lri s: ainli the Woik-ii-s
of iuo LuaCaiuery to t .e minutest
j - A trpp phmtlnz society has ben In
f rn e 1, thio::1; .et'fis receivtd from
s.i2t'-s in IU - l-aJms cities, of Ihedif.
jliet.it e- of l ib. in tirn iiiantlag. The
cliitt eiit-ui.t-i in tie- inci'Ics ae fjna.
hoi -cs uiid eiLCtnc light aud telenuone
A siivr l;n buck's was foaul .-
CPl'.liy ,11 -Al l It in rap, RjCkl'.'lKM
Couiiiy. Va., wiii li iv.is 5et with !
: inoi.ilj. it ii is-.il that they a.
!li.ie e n 1. st b Gjv. - p tswooi In .i
: fa-nuns tx;i il.liuu clesciibed Ul Ion
I laiLe's ii.sL.jiy.
j Si r e 1 t i es' po-Vets have beevnr
to t-fTcctiv ly c in'-e ei w thlu the fi
j ui llit-ii d't-.i-ei, i-ic 1; i -ck'-ti liavn b rr
. o iitt-'l to iiivi-i.t a nt-w mt-tno'l of -!
i i:n puie4. It n lo artiliclally e.on' -1
the tint two finder-, so that they it
I s rve as dtrlh-at t ine rs.
A traveler ha3 discovered thatbr
; net ea re not the rule la t-p. u
! Many S;.tnis'i women are fa'r, witii
blue eve-, ej; ec'al v ii aiiz, w!ii
I t v-u the Basque women often have au
Luru lia r.
' A 1 07'.- s'rar." mania was bronM
tiary pi :- of -r pound, it was
ave-y r re v,u -ty kun s "choices!
K 'l-ifu up e.l (i km-." The leaf was
small but ii.elaily blazed with golJet
-Jiamnnv Bn-zeltcn was eanahtin on
f.f Iim t v:i b-ar traps at I raftOD, Cat..
un 1 wm e wait;nz for ai-Istance nearly
auivel to !-iUi
I osiixiastr Estr-
1,r'" k bapi-eiK- l a.onu, however, as
f-a'imiy was about to f tint from hungei
alld Jea-e 1 hiui f.oui Us uufottunaU
G:n yon a CMne-e merchant ol
Rivershie." ah. Is about tire; uru to Chi-
"a tlJ -ecure 1-m-elf a ife. aud, in ordei
to be aiaiwrd to land uro.i his rt-turn. b
Lal dlilu u CM n
who he is, un! lmd his phoiotrrapt
pas'e.l on iLe fame sheet, au-i t ad tna
CjU-ty 9 8n tte doc"
r tL tbeJo,
Frt-nch draa-oi s la the real artlcla
brlnn the pio luct of Chinese and Tor
".. u tcer JU-"i l:uier
T"?! BTjnl'l,r cf trar,rl" '? ,n
pjf.l in ot "j to eveiy ICuO indiTiduatf
born; the time when Hie greater num
ber of marriage tttkes p ace Is in Jaus
anJ J'"''". "" time of tnj
sumoier and winter B'llsticea,
, , . . ...
The population of Vir.na by the ac-
, Nation of several .-. ri an viiiaees
no r eroou its tr l,r:0 ',0 0, r, ntng at
Lur i:'s lu-rtU citi vu voiat of luhab
n. ;'? it Li-, t.