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A Mystery of the Sea and the Romance
of a Wreck.
ALONE %IONG MANY.
When Miss Denham had finished her
account of the 3hipwreck. Beckweth,
with all traces of his lighter mood gone,
expressed a deep interest in Hattie
Harper's history. He said that, al
though he had known her for but a sin
gle summer, she had always been asso
ciated in his mind with the recollec
tions of his boyhood; for during that
time she had been his constant and
only playmate. One little incident
now came to him as clearly as if he'
had heard the statement made but yes
terday. He remembered the vehemence
with which little Hattie used to declare
on all possible occasions that Mrs.:
Harper was not her "own mamma."
"Where is she now, Miss Denham?".
"I can not tell," she replied, after a.
moment's hesitation; and, had her face
not been in the shadows of the deep,
high-backed arm- chair in which she
sat, her questioners might have seen the
color come and go from her face.
"I knew her well in Chicago,
several years ago." she continued,
, seeing that Beckweth was great
ly interested to know more. "Her
father and mother by adoption both
died in the same year, when she was
about sixteen years of age. They had
no relatives in whose special charge
they cared to place her, so she became
the ward of an old friend of the family.
The latter saw that she had a good
home-even a luxurious home-and
that she was liberally educated. When
of age she came into possession of
what for most persons would be a lib
oral fortune, willed her by Mrs. Har
per, who, surviving her husband, had
been made the recipient of all of his
"Poor child!" said Mrs. Horton, "I
am glad to hear that she was well pro
"Well provided. for! yes, in one
way!" said Miss Denham, speaking
with a suppressed energy not uncom
mon with her. "She appreciates the
natural benefits that she enjoys; but
they are nothing compared to what
she has been deprived of. Do you call
it, in the true sense, being well pro
vided for? Can one's full measure of
true manhood or womanoodbe devel
oped by ing denied the priceless as
sociatiou of home and kindred, except
for a abi period in childhood, when
one's nature is less appreciative than
at any other time?' Can a home pur-.
chased with money, however much
kindly feeling, or even love, ac
companies it, or can friendship,
warm-hearted and true though
it may be,.ever fill a mother's, father's,
-brother's or sister's place in the heart?
Are there not those whose tempera
ment is such as to cause them at times
to experience untold anguish at wit
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they noaderoe wh hunteda bye.
Shoughte tha poscibing the misfortund
bentrlrigh to the bly eptssn. ofhe
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deeply "I alway becme onsciudly
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ape dweltn on- intr end patheta
y with some reluctance, "that I have
Shared those feelings with her to a cer
tain extent. I am myself an orphan,
"I do not wonder," said Beckweth,
"that a person whose mental charac
teristics have led her ato such a
channel should have developed in
ehildhood a desire for the proper
recognition of her true relation to
those about her. Hattie's early solici
tude for her 'real mamma,' never left
her, it seems."
"No. She loves and reveres the
memory of those who supplied the
place of her natural parents; but it is
still, as it ever has been, her most
sacred wish to know who the latter
were, and to learn something of
"It seems to me," said Mrs. Horton,
"that, although it may be a diflicult
matter after so many years have
passed, it ought not to be impossible
for her to at least learn who her par
ents were. Did Mr. Harper ever make
an effort in that direction?"
"He made several efforts; but some
persons have not the gift, you know,
of conducting a thorough investigation
in any thing. He was one of that
kind. I presume."
"Hattie Harper," said Beckweth,
musingly, "I should really like to meet
her again after this, and renew her
acquaintance. Aunt Alice. did you
see the sketch of Fisher's Island that
Miss Denham made? 'No?' Well she
made one the other day, and I am go
ing to beg it of her, frame it, and hang
it up here in the cottage as a memento
of my little childhood's playmate, and
of this evening."
"Really," said Aunt Alice, "von
have disposed of that picture, which is
not yet even yours, with all the assur
ance of a Gil Blas. How do you know
that Miss Denham will give it to you?
'Always catch your turbot before eat
ing it!' used to be a good motto when
I was young. Come now! one of you.,
finish reading ' The Neweomers to me:
we have not had any of Thackerav for
two or three days."
A CASE OF PSYCHOLOGY. +.
Back from a continuous line of
wharves, and running parallel with
them, is a long, narrow street of a
great commercial city. The latter
now contains a few of the oldest bond
ed warehouses, but for the most part
has long since been abandoned to a
miscellaneous collection of small
stores, ',eer saloons, sail-lofts, truck
men's restaurants, shipping and tow
boat offices, junk shops, "sailors'
homes," ship-chandlers' shops, and the
On this street, hemmed in on either
side by tall brick structures running
many stories higher than its roof,
stands the last of the old wooden
houses of a century ago. This relic,
for some unaccountable reason, has
withstood both the ravages of time and
all dangers of destruction attending
the increased value of the land on
which it has so long stood. The out
side front of its story now emits a
warm and somewhat cheerful glow un
der the combined influence of a
bright winter's sun and a fresh
coat of red paint. A small anchor
hangs as a swinging sign in front of
the doorway, against the casing of
which are nailed, with seemingly stud
ied irregularity, some dozen or mnoi e
metal letters and figures of various pat
terns and sizes. Over the door is a
weather-beaten fragment of wood-carv
ing, that evidently formd at one time a
part of a ship's figure-head. All these
indications, together with the display
of odd ships' blocks, bits of tackle, a
rusty boat-hook or two and a pile of
row-locks in the one large window of
the building on the grorund floor, serve
to notify the public in general, and
ship-masters in particular, that here is
shop to which their old junk can be
brought, and almost every thing per
taining to ship-chandlery procured at
Standing before the door of this shop
is Arthur Beckwcth, trying to persuade
himself that his desire to enter is not
a surrender to a foolish whim or fancy.
For many days now he has not been
able to drive from his mental vision
the picture of certain of those metal
letters that are now staring down at
him from their place on that door-cas
ing. When, in the pursuit of some busi
ness matter a week or two previous,
he had passed this little red-front shop,
i naturally observant eye had
tot failed to bestow a casual
lance on its swinging anchor, its
window display and the uniquely
decorated doorway. These made
the same impression on him at the
time as did all other objects of no es
pecial interest that he saw during his
walk on that particular street. All
was driven from his mind as rapidly
as it was received, to make way for
new impressions that were forced upon
him by the rapid succession of scenes
in a crowded city. A few hours later,
however, when he was not especially
preoccupied, a mental picture of the
junk shop arose involuntarily before
him. Every detail of its exterior came
before him with a minuteness that
it would have been impossible for him
to have survived a moment after his
first and only sight of it.
Most prominent of all the picture
was the doorway, with its phantastic
decorations. Of these, the vision of
three letaers, of a peculiar shape and
style of finish, and diff'ering from all
the others there, refused to be dis
missed from his mind as a passing im
pression. Perhaps their peculiar ar
rangeent, P E X, so niej:ly atp
'proachinig a word when pronounced to
gether as such; their peculiar style, or,
possibly, a previous acquaintance with
+heum may ave ha something
hey maintaired. on his memory. Cer
tain it is that, before their imago had
been supplanted, they had, by some
dim association of ideas, forced the
thought upon him that somewhere be
fore he had seen those letters, or some
like them. His memory reiused to aid
him in realling where and nuder what
circumstances. Not deeming it of any
importance that he should reminhe'r,
he had dismissed the whole matter
from his mind forgood, as hesupposed.
The question: "Where have 1 seen
those letters before?" has, however,
kept involuntarily recurring to him.
Each time it has presented itself with
icreased force, so that his efforts to
drive it away have been unavailing.
As he now stands before that door. it
is for no other purpose than to rid him
self of what has become an annoyance
to him-to find an answer if possible to
the question: "Where?"
I THr JUNK SHOP.
"Sir!" said Beckweth, who has final
kv entered the little ree shop and is
addressing its proprietor, "have von
any more letters like the three larrest
of those on your door? If so, 1 should
like to see what ones you have.''
"An' what would yea be wantin'
wi thim?" said Mr. Flynn, the self
styled "junk merchant."
This method of saluting his visitor
was due to his suspicion and curiosity
getting the better of him for a mo
ment; for his practiced eye told him at
a glance that Beekweth was out of the
run of his usual line of customers.
"For my yacht," was the brief re
At this answer his questioner men
tally acknowledged to himself that for
once he had "bin lid asthray" in his
estimate of a customer. "Faitl" lie
soliloquized, in an undertone. "I niver
thought of that;" and then added
THE JUNK sliGP.
aloud: "-Dropped, a letter fron'ccher
stern I suppose? What was it?"
"She has not had any put on yet; sho
is being built."
"Thin you should have new ones.
I've nothing here that will it.
aloyd: that, afe alet ic fir sun'her
ern ups? Wa was ithe"
"he fathasrot had t onhvet Mr.
obTin a pope sholdge nof.n e-.
came imli thereoe tohb wary ofial"
nnown customes hAftoier lrtl
Flynn shkirmishingl, Beckwerth fzs~inll
hsucceee n grettiand mttesdon to ac
business bin by w on in oh
cautiou s inle th at e pariur t
that o thosne oletters thad hefantd
happened oe knbedg er muchtb
cnne hime themefohre, bhetvo ad,
morke to rmakhis yaceht' neh
souceduete in tigeftersnce to a
ing new onesiest by conig tcareb a
witout sueer that the patreeon' te
dortern l of the equdatersn wand
szhaened ld be found. Much e
tor is taeexste He this- iner
onel themo eleee hessumedb
thie otror aehct's neade, the
ciruldmstnem i praerncevo tof hy
thoutsccyo thatteP e tnde on the
door-casin all me urd patre sand
onring path ofr one ad asuen bey
cirmatve ad rhame i fao pofintt
express considcrable amusement ani
wonder at the inature of the wares tha
he saw. --How could sutch a miscel
aneous collection of apparently useles
stuff' ever have been brought together?'
he asked. "It wottld be interesting,'
he added, " to know how far somec a
these odds and ends have traveled be
fore reaching this resting place."
A somewhat derisi'e laugh fron
Mr. Flynn followed t his outbutrst a
what lie considered romance on th,
part of the "young swell." "Sure
there's no mystery about it at all,'
said lie. " That pile was picked u]
about the city by men with their hand
carts; andl thait big lot came from thi
schooner 'Flying-Cloud.' that I bought
the hulk of. I b~urned it, dowii ti
the island, and got otut of it whatt yot
see there The r'ope-yar'ns and cables,
my) boaitmen collect in theiu
bo't from the captains and matet
(we do the best business with thi
maites) of vessels. All these whole
'ice 'ae sorted from everyv lot thai
comes~ in, and are nmostly sold again at
second hanmd. But como, now! Somt
of these ot her letters will do you au
well as any," he exclaimed, retturning
to the business in hand. "Don't wani
any otheris?" he continued, in response
+o nee,.t.h's mrfsano onsiera enui,
a proposition. "Well, I have it, thin
Bay tl.imu letters on the door for a pat.
tern! Sure, you can't git any made
like thini widour a pattern! Come,
now, if von will, I'll tell you wheri
they was from."
This iast inducement was thrown in as
A facetious rminder of his Cistomler'i
desire to know 'where on earth" al!
his wares ii come from. "I've n
doubt they trvelI.l a good bit before 1
got them." he ad led. grinii ingly.
Seeing that Beckweth still hesitated,
he souiiht to fui her whet his cnriosity
by saying. m1 yteriously: "Tim Mur,
piy brht thim to me-Tim Mur,
phoy, on k:ow, that works for the
dregllingr com p:y dtown below here."
A glamee assured him that leckwetlh
hl sirrnderel, and his answer to
the quetion: ""W -here did Tim get
thiem9" w:as :as iudiilerent as it was lo.
quawious: "Sire I don't know."
After areuig upon the price, the
letters wen- taken down and Beckweth
lef' the now voluble M:_". Flynn and his
"A' WTIAT WUTD TEZ BE WANTIN'
shop. He could but acknowlcge to
himself, as he did so, that he had
gained nothing to his purpose by the
visit. The dredging company's office
was on his way, however, and having
gone so far.he determined to humor his
whim a little more and interview Tim
Murphy. should he happen to find him
at that place.
'"2iurphy has been out of our employ
for over a year." said a good-natured
appearing individual of whom he made
his inquiry at the ofice. "Did you
want to see if he had any more letters
to sell like those?" he asked, with a
nod of the head towards Beckweth's
purchase. which he held in his hands.
"Did 1 ever see them before?" he
said, in answer to the question. "Oh,
yes! Murphy found them one day,
when we were widening the Rockberg
channel two or three years ago. We
saw them sticking out of a lump of
mud that we had scooped from the
bottom. They were probably a part
of the name of some vessel wrecked on
Fisher Island. I remember them, be
cause I had them nailed up in the
house of the dredger. They were after
wards stolen from there, but I have
seen them since at Flynn's."
Beckwe'" explained to him that he
had just bought the letters for the pos
sible purpose of comparing them with
others. Mr. Flynn had told him that
they camne from Murphy and, as he
was going by the ollce, he thought he
would inquire if there were any more
like themi to be had?
"No, I don't think there were any
ri re found than what you have."
As Beek weth left the dredging comn
pauy's (ilhic'e, the association of his
nmd with the letters he carried in his
hand had become perfectly clear ati
last. A dawning of their significance
had also begun to break upon him.
"I mi'st make it a business to obtain
the rest of themi," he said to himself.
[TO BE CONTINUED)
Tall Stories, but True.
A gas welwas struck at Zenia, Ind.,
the other day which has a flow of 14,
003 ,000 cubic feet. The flame is seventy
five feet high.
In Augusta, Ga., a tree felled in early
morning was before nightfall of the same
day converted into paper and s.ent out
beasing the current news.
An immense locomotive has just been
constructed at a Paris foundry. its
builder predicts that it will realize an
approximate speed of ninety-three miles
A. R.- French, of Kansas City, had
pretty good luck in tishing the other
day. IHe seated himself on the pier at
Sanita lBarbara, Cal., and with a hook
and line caught five sharks, averaging in
length five feet and nine inches each.
The finny monsters fought gamely for
freedom and it took the combined efforts
of three men to get each on terra firma.
Wind-rolled snowballs are often seen
on the Dakota and Wyoming prairies.
Sometimes millions upon millhons of the
blls are in sight at one time. Mfany are
of the of an orange, some as big as a
canneon ball, while others reach the pro
portions of the prize pumpkin of the
county fair. These freaks of the storm
leave a person under the fanciful im
pression that great armies of school boys
have been battling over the snowy
Crows are comimoniy said to live for a
htndredi year-. and the turtles are reported
ho have Ceen longer life: but if Professor
lird lbe riaint, the greatest animal longevity
is possesseli by tishes. Professor Baird says
thait as a 11,h~ has no maturity there is noth
ing to prevent it from living indetiitely
and growing continually. H~e cites in
proi a p'i?e living in Rlussia, whose age
dtes back to the Itteenth century. In the
royal aqualirIim at St. Petersburg there are
la that have been there a hundred and
f rty ears.
The Uald Knobbers, ,John Nathews,
WVm. Waiker and Wiley Matthews, who
have recenitly been convicted at ( zark.
Mo., for ihe murder of Charles Green :una~
William Edens in one of their night ndjds
in Christian county, abotut a year ago,
have been sentenced to be hanged at Ozark
The Vegetable Beefsteak.
This funs iFestulina hepatica). which
reseiblie.s a great red tongue protruding
from tree stams. uhen once known can
ever be mistaken fir any other species.
When young it is a <kil, pale purplish
red. but. bccsi. umore red, and passes
thr'uthi browU to black as it decays, the
uir c side cre:m color with minute red
points occ:.ailly, becoming yellowish
red i it 5ir,;;s. It generally confines
itself to l n(od often prostrate) oaks;
but i :1 ig forest it is not uncommon
on the he ChI. and it has been observed on
tie chs air. :alnu:. willow and other
tres-.! .though such a large fungus,
fremema "weighiig from four to six
pnl~nds. is gro'-th is very rapid, soon ap
pearing and again disappearing, on an
cient trunks in the autumn. When cut,
broken or bruised, it distills a copious red
juice liko beef gravy.
'When grilled." says Dr. Badham, "it
is searcely to be distinguished from broiled
meat:" and Berkeley describes it as "one
of the best things he ever ate when pre
ntred by a skillful cook." Thereisa very
sih_t acid flavor in the fungus when
cooked. which adds considerable piquancy
to the dish: it is extremely tender, succu
lent and juicy, and resembles tender
steak or tongue in a remarkable manner,
the juice it distills being in taste and ap
pearance like gravy from an excellent!
broilcd rump steak. Of course it should
be gathered when quite young, fresh and
clean. and at once prepared for the table
in the following manner: Wash and dry,
cut into inch slices half an inch wide,
soak in scalding water for five minutes
and stew with. butter and herbs; yolk of
egg may then be added, and serve hot or
simply stew with a good steak, adding a.
scallion and parsley, salt and pepper.
Entered the Wrong House.
"It's the easiest thing in the world toI
nake a mistake," said an uptown resident
to a reporter the other day; "and those.
poor fellows who go home late at night
and happen to get into the wrong house
are entitled to a good deal of sympathy, in
my piniona. Two years ago I took a first
!moor in a row of new fiats in Harlem.
:Ie was the only family in the house,
and we had no immediate neighbors. Win
ter cam:e on and we sufferedmuch discom
fort. being unable to properly heat our
iap::rtoments because of the cold air which
en me un through the shaft from the base
m:int. My wife :-owed she would move,
and one morning as I started for business
Th went out on a house hunting expedi
tion. Somehow I was delayed in getting
ho.f:ic tint lighit, and it waspast midnight
when I r.eached the house.
.\scending the steps, I unlocked the
outer amd inner doors. walked along the
tile" hall. and opened the door of ;our pri
aie hall, which was usually left un
f.' -toned for me. Judge of my surprise
when I found the carpet had been re
moved. I entered the dining room; it was
empty. By the nponlight that struggled
through the blinds I could gee that there
was not a single movable thing remain
ing in the flat. Then it flashed upon me
that my wife had secured other apart
ments and played me the trick of .n0oing
without my knowledge. I was amazed. I
le ned against the wall and thought it
over for awhile. Finally it occurred to me
to make a light. I struck a match and
attempted to turn on the gas. Then I dis
covered there was no gas in the pipes and
decided to go outside and look at the num
ber. Then I learned I lived next door."
New York Evening Sun.
Storage of Silver Dollars.
Last spring the treasury department be
gan the construction of a huge vault for
t'ie storage of silver dollars. There is
now a vault of considerable size in the
mn~ent of he treasury building, but as
long ago is December last its capacity be
cime practically exhausted. Hundreds
.f visitrs go down on the elevators daily
to -ae inl open! eyed wonderment at the
cords ot "catrtwheels"' pied up in mathe
minllyP even rows. This vault is small
cn rewi:hi the one now being con
. iicad The new one will hold by care
fu stoag 105,000,000~ silver dollars.
Large a this suim is. it isstated at the
treasury tha~t there is nerly enough sil
yer now seekingt storage to lilt up the new
vault. it is in the court between the four
walls of the treasury building. It is 89
feet long. ->1 feet wide, about 15 feet deep,
Itiud rises at few feet only. abgye the ground.
Tihere ar'e nine compatmntil-ts, separated
by iron lattice work partitions. and rivet
ed to-ether w th thousands of iron bolts.
htween the compIartmenlt s are arranged
stragt, narrow aisles, with sniall doors
oeniing into the different sections. The
necessar'y gaslight will be stationed in
these 'aises. When the silver dollars are
in the vault the pressure is all upon the
dloor. as the bags are so piled as not to
lean againust the partitions. The greatest
silis recuired in piling tihe bags, as the
le'st une~ivennessC might result in upset
ti' the whole pile, and perhaps' causing
themi i f ial outwvard upyn the visitomor
Metasurement of Clouds.
'The most important work in the
measuremnent of clouds is now done at the
universtiy of Upsala, Sweden. by Messrs.
Ekholm andl ilgstromu. When oppor
tni~ VOIXers the heights of clouds are de
termineld thice dIaily by simultanieouis o>
Servt ti 'ns at twVo telephionically connected
statIi nabout a miile apart. Th'le angles
of conspicuous points are carefullly noted
gI'ing muchv more satisfactory data for
iiin the~ distances than have been ob
tained hy the phmotogramphic method at
tmipted at Kew. The greatest height of
anyt clou'd yet measured is 43,300 feet, and
the highest velheity is 11~2 miles an hour
for' acl 'it 26000Q feet. The most im
p.or.t t result this fer reached from these
metasuremienits is the fact that cloudis are
quite reguliar.ly distribuited in t bree layers,
the maean smsnmer levels for Upsala being:
low clouds-stratus. cumnultus, cumulo
nimbius. 2.000-6J.000 feet: middle clouds
strato cirrus, 12,000-15,000. feet; hg
clou5sirs, cirro-strtu't~ts, cirro-cumu
[u. ).0-2I,000O feet. -Arkansaw
A New Nervous Diseasec.
In the Dutch lIndies a niew disease0of
an (id .mi0echairactecr has male its ap
pearance.c ht is called the berri berri and
cusd greait moraltIuon tile Lunda
islandi. The Dutch goverminenlt sent'
Professor-o Dri. Pekelhmarin~g to ranke an ex
'mi nat..in. and lhe has just madpe is re
port. e coniders it a dliseasc of the
nerve's and thinks a paticular kind of
b wteri. wihilibe found to produce it. In
aiii o dog's andt rabbits produced
eti ccrs differenit front the symiptoms
sh >wni by mens :ittacked with the disease,
buo the peculiar degeneration of the
nerves was sismilar in man antd beast.
The str..n::est friendships have be
formed i6 muttuail adversity, as iron is
mocst- strongly united by the liercest flame..
HE BESTED MORRISSEY.
Jim Fisk's Office Boy'. One Itound that
Lcd to Hi. Success in LUfe.
C. X. White, chief paymaster of the
N\ew York. Lake Erie and Western railroad
company for many years, has resigned.
He is succeeded by Peter F. Donoimte,
who was Paymaster White's assista1.:,
When Fisk and Gould were in control of
the Erie, Peter Donohne was l-'ik' ofiice
boy. He was a slight-huion boy, but ' is
eye was always on the right side of
One day Fisk gave orders to Peter, who
sat at the outside door of Prince Erie's
office in the Grand Opira Iloule bullding,
that he would be enigaged in somic partic
ular matters, and must be out to every
applicant, no matter who it might, be.
At that time John 'Morrissey antd Fisk
were great friends, and Morrissey hap
pened to want to see Fisk that day on some
important business. Peter knew of the
high regard Fisk had for John Morrissey,
and the latter w'as in the ha-it. when he
called at the Erie building, of walking
into Fi-k's office lun:lumofunced and with
out cCrelmonOty. On this day he was n:;-s
inrg. when tie three-fI o-and-a-half OiliCC
boy ro-e up and told the e.r'gressain
that he con1in't pass.
"H1wow's that' .(aid .forrisse'y.
"Mr. Fisk is h).. pd can't see any
bod),'' rep.lie'd P1tl er D)eoohue.
li 'l l -ee me," I . orissety.
" lN.. h. wIl.'' inl.eed Peter.
I't per.-istecie of the boy rather net
tled the ex-prize fightin'g statesman. and
h. said. Itetily, and taking a step toward
--o von know who I ani"
e' said Peter, coolly, "you're John
"Well," said M1orrissey, "I guess Mr.
Fihwill s"e m ie."
With thn he swept the diminutive of
flee irk a-ide and strode towanri the doir.
Uis Laiu wa- 1n the knob, but he did not
turnt it. Peter Donuite sprang on thle
bro:ad back of the former athlete and
elimie-l uy it like a monkey. lIe threw
his ::ril around Morrissey's neck aid
gave it a sueei'ze that. shut the big ma
wind fif. and freed him to give all
attenii on to freeing himself fro:n the d
ternmined li'ice boy's grasp. He finally
sCce''ed, buat when the novel struig l
as over the oilice hoy stood :iWnini be
twecn the cangressman and Fisk's dbor.
"Mr. Fik gave ife orders to let noibody
in there." exclaimed Peter. "awl you
can't go in. 'Thit's all there is about it."
lar rissey's a.:er quickly gave way to
.iiratioiiltxn of the boy's pluck aid faith
fuiiress. :ad. :i hing heartily over his
-e t, le wn 'lt awy.. lie told Fiskt next
dayi ab',at his cntn1. iter with Peter. :rf
how the latter had "downed him.'' Noth
ing all Fisk's remarkable career ever
ildeased him as mucr as the "marinl. as ie
called it. lbttween Morrissey and Donolhue.
The boy was rapirly advanced by Fisk.
and one of the direct results of this affair
with -Morrisey is his present place at the
head of the most important bRanch of the
Erie railway's financial departinent.
New York Sun.
Politeness of the Japanese.
Talking of politens, the Japanese have
that til-Icle in their composition to a very
extraoriiary extent. Men are always
exce-rnively polite to one another. They
he: od their backs and bow their heads and
put their t wo hands back to back et1 i ween
their knees and have a great time. IUhit
the motet auliising 1ih1ing1 is to see two old
lalies in lapan i ie ting one arnot-her og
the street. The street is empty, we'll say,
and they catch sight of one another three
or fotur blocks apart. They irnned iately
berii to make obeisance at one atiotier,
and they keep bending aii bowing at
short intervals until they come to:.:ether,
when they make that peculiar lhis by
drawing in the breath and keep on sayimg
"Ohro'' for irut two niiites. The
younrg iis the "M\f t Orimais."' are v.ery
charminrg and gtrict fnl ini their gre- ing of
one anlahier, buit the old ladiies are ornate
mdn' el:thot.r:te in their address.
Andl the languarge has been framed with
a view to thre niecessitres of poiens and
of difference in rank. "A\re,'' wvi;h lhe
accent ''n the e, is the verb to be. If yout
tre trlking to a cioolie. somnebidy veryv
much below you, "are'' is gotod (eni ntrch
for "is." If you are talking to one a
little below you, or you wish to. he pite
to an untlerling. you1 use "rtimas.'' if
von are on formial termns with an egual,
you)1 say "goz.arimars."' and when- you aid
dress a mart high above yotu in rank yt u
make it "gozarimnasurut."' It 's an ehrst re
Ilrniuaige, andl putls ont to niost :mly
lenrthi. -Sran Francisco Chronicle "i'n
G.ermaniy's Armly Cormaniders.
The empleror of Germany is the coni
marnder-rn-'lrief of the army. whose mot to
is "'For God. iKing atnd F'atherliand."' The
allied soiver'eignis, Iavatra, Saxotny. (etc.,
appont thecir oticers of the ('(iltitgenlt
wihch they frurnish, but they hnave to be
approv.ed by the emnperor. Tie minister
of war is Gen. Von Schiellendorrf. I he
superriteunds the different commruamds for
Priie-ria anrd the ~confederrrrcd .ttes.
Fi'eld MIarshrd Von 31oitke is at tihe hec~rd
of the gzeneral staff. which is made upa of
the oiliet rS of tihe different armies tempo
rarily dotaced m. They form seven divis
ions. Thle first three study each a theatre
of war, tile fouirthi ccupins itse'lf with the
ril'ro ui". theO lifth devotes. its titue to mili
tatry histry,' thle sixth stuidies geography
andit stat istieis and the seventih geodosy
and topography. Field \larsharl Viot.
MIoltke can call ta his assistance the miost
distignied civil engineers in the empire
wherever ihe wishes. The general strie
has a liibrary, begun in 1s16. which now
etnmprises nearly 60.000 volurmaes.- Berlin
Co'rnian Frncisco Chronicle.
Take Time at the Tahte.
Anwr-icans live at, too high a pre~ssur.
No mr'n ih::s any business having funic
ti':-ntl:d yrep-hr. r.mnie dyvsnppin is
differct:. Tha:t is du~e to tttmeer or' som
oter r-pelde d~ isease of the stomachei ir
other inter'nal- organs. ERipidh eating
eften groiws cut of tire habit of eatirng
alone. I iea-rant c'omnpany at tale atid
oo fo i '-r' exel-lenrt prievtntnives if
raipid eain:.t s~trlowiyi. enjoy yoiur
aduth ou r' Iee di''1io their Shrve of thle
workiiei of puttingi the wihl jobl on
the sti'm::c. ii y ou don't enjoy your
mals tacke v 'ittrou ertntueh (eeiSe to
mae you huinry. IIunze~r is tihe best
sac1 That is th ayi to pr'evenlt dy.
peiif you h-aven't it. arid ithe wayn to
cure" it if you hacve.-New Yor'k World
The itnie of. Thllree.
Frirst dledical Sti-uen-Aw.-dot~ctor,
whit. is. thec suitjeict selected for disen'ionl'f
at our nex\t mee'tinig of thle MedIi sci
-set', dii rt r. A w-yes:
"I i--tlved, Th'art if a ihoy frlls from tt
secndi~ .stor tin. WIdow and blrak-s one leg,
wouitl hie break two lees if he fell fronm
erna fot'h try windowe'.-.The 1Enoch.