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A Little Child's Message.
She wasn't on the playground, she wasn't on
The little one was missiug and bedtaie com
We hunted in the garden, we peeped about to
If sleeping under rose tree or lilac she might
But nothing camein answer to all our anxious
Until at leq? we hastened within the darken
And then upon the stillness there broke a -fl
The rling ite was standing beforo the
And so y, as we istened. eame steeltng
down the staire:
"R'Io, Central! Give me Heaven' I want to
say my praers."
HOW 11E LIKED IT.
"And t3 this the girl my nephew
Paul has married?" said old Mal.
L'Estrange to himself. "Why, she is
nothing but a child, and a lovely child,
The soft, yellow twilight was enfold
ing the drawing-room in its enchanted
glamour, and Dolores. rising from her
piano, stood with large eyes and hight
ened color to receive her new uncle.
She was only 16, but she belouged to
the beautiful creole race, who blossom
so rly into womanhood, and she had
the dignity of a young princess as she
stood Mere all in white, with her jet
black.hair gathered into a net of gleam
Young L'Estrange looked first at his
wife and then at his uncle with natural
-Here she ts, si" said he. "1y
And then the oldeman ourte
ously advanced,hordng out one slender,
arisiocratib hand, on which gleamed a
diamond of rare size and water.
-I am very glad to see you. my dear."
said he, courteously, and not without a
ten'der accent of affection.
A-nd from that moment A Dolorea'
secret fear and dread of her husband's
"I am so glad you are not a eross
old crab." she said Impulsively.
"Has Paul given me such a bad
chatracter as that?" said the old gentle
"Oh. no, no' cied Dolores "1Bt
he :dwavs says 'M uncle will like this
-my uicle ~will -approve of that.'
until, don't you see, I have learned to
be' afraid of this unseen potentate.
But." with a shake of the blue-black
curls, "I im not afraid now. Oh,I am
sure I shall love you very, very much!
Might I kiss you, please?'
"7You might try," said the major,
looking very much Ileased; and from
that moment Maj. L Estrange and his
niece-in-law were sworn alhies and firm
: And You love him very much?" said
then* majr. speaking. of course. of the
one Prince Ciarming who had ensnared
the creole's heart.
"Oh. ves!" cried Dolores. --I am
sure, Unele Gerald.that there is no one
like him in the worM. No one!"
"And he is good to you?"
"A'nd are you happy?"
"Hlaho!" said Uncle Gerald. "Here's
a flaw in the diamond-a crumple in
the rose leaves! There ought to be no
such thing as an except!"
Thir isn't." stoutly maiatained
"It's the same thing," said Unc*
Geral. shaking his head.. "An 'Qnlyi'
Come Dolores. what is it?' Open cont
fession. rememiber,is good fcr the soul
What is the meaning of this mysterious
Dooes hung down her bead, the
inkblack lashes drooped orvr her
"It Isn't anything at all, Uncle'
"Oh!" said the nmajou'. 'Why, how
Is this? Paul isn't a miser, I hope.
"Not in the lerat," ceded Dolores.
"But-but--I hardly know how to ex
plain'myself - he thinks I ought to
cpme to him for every penny I spend.
He'thinks I should keep within a cer
tain limit. Of course he's rgt u
it's'a littje hard sometimes. Te'sno
ne'ed for a woman's spending money.
- he sayvs."
"Al!" commented the major.
"And I wanted some bon-bons dread
fully vesterday," said Doloreslaughing
andl b'lushing. "Of course it's nddica
lous-.a grownu woman like me wantix~
bonbons like a ehild; but. indeed Uno'
Gerald, I couldn't help it, and I was
- ashamed to ask Paul for $1 to buy
French candles with; and if there's an
organ-grinder, or a beggar, or a poor
woman selling buttons and shoe-strings
why, I have my rings, and my ribbons,
andi fuy bracelests, but nothing els'e."
'Jhe major smiled and stroked his
white silk ~bard as he sat there in the
bihnboo chair in'the shadow of the
sweet southern passion-vines.
"It is a.hard case," said he.
- "Yes~isn't it?" cried Dolores, earnest
IV l. "I told Paul he ought to give me a
regular sum for pin-money, but he
o agsat me and says I am a
littlepgoose. How would he like it him-1
"Ah!" said the major; "how~iadeed?"
"And flowers!" cried Dolores, clasp
ing her hands. "There was a flower
girl along yesterday with the siteetest
aspapt lilies and tuberoses always make
we think of beautiful New Orleans.
OUncle Gerald, I-did so want those.
*raxen darlingsi But Paul says It
makes a w nan extravagant to have
all the mon~ -she wants. Would the
tuberoses have been extravagants~ncle
"No." said the old gentleman, look
lpg at the beautiful speaking face, "1
don't think they would. But now, lit
tle Dolores. there comes your pony up
the dritp. tio for your siring ana ieave
me to sleep."
~ But the major did not slep at all.
lie mieditated. Hec-faced the financial
problem & the L'Estrange household
and r'eso'led to conquer it.
-Paul L'Estrange came up, from the
city that evening i excellent spirits.
S da:unele," he said, "I shall
have to call on your generosity once
again. Only fancy my meeting Hall
and ,Ovington on the parade this after
non! And they tefl me that CoL
Puaed and young Jerming are in town
also. 86 I have lust ordered a little
beehelor supper at ~auramo-s ror to
"Ah? said Maj. L'Estrange.
"I looked at that chestnut mare, sir,"
added Paul. "She is simply perfect~so
I toldthenmanto bring her up here.
Ml m to have her for $375. It's a bar
Paul L'Estrange turned quickly
ar'ound and looked at his uncle.
"Is anything the matter, sir?" said
"The matter? No. Why .should
"Only your tone was so peculis
that is all."
"Well, to tell the truth, I was think
ing," said Maj. L'Estrange.
"Of what, sir?" quetioned Paul.
"Of where you meant to ,ret the
* money to paf'for all these tings."
drylv answered the old man.
"Why, fromt you, of course," said
Paul, half puzz'/ledl, half amused. "You
have always given me all the imonmey I
"But thatt is no sign that I shall al
renmarked the old gentleman. "Look
here, L'aul, I am thinking of turning
over a new~ leaf."
"I don't understand you, sii.'
L"Don't you? then I must endenver
to elucidate m1y mea g a Inte-. TnE
matNOr Is mine, isn't it ?"
-ae.t .ssurelY it is." Paul answer
- 111.t,11. I n1:1V :1 11.,1t to a10al
it out as I pleast. Ayil I amn seriously
thiinking of stopping your allowance.'
*"Of--stopping my allowauce, Uncle
--Yes. If you want anything you cau
comte to me for it. you know."
*Like a school-boy, Uncle Gerald!
cried the young iau, with crimsoning
" Why not?" serenely questioned the
old gentleman. --Do you know. I
have an idea tha it imakIs a man Ox
travagant to have the handling of toc
much money. That, I believc, is youl
"Mine. Uh7' echoed Paul.
--It is what vou tell your wife," said
Uuele L'Estrange. with a twitch of the
corners of his nouth.
Paul looked puzzled.
"But she is a woman, sir."
"And ergo. she hlas no wants! I
that logic, my boy?"
I am always ready to give her any
thing she wants!" exclaimed the young
"Exactly the platform which I oc
cupy in respect to you." said Gerald.
"And yet you don't seei satisfied with
the arrangement I propose. Come
Lets be judicial. my boy. Let us ha
perfectly impartial. Fi:d justitia. rual
colum, you know. If my niece's
money is to be dealt out to her a penny
at a time., so must my nophew's."
"My dear uncle," cried Paul jump.
ing u, --I never looked at the thing in
thatight before. My poor. littkl
Dolores. What a sordia old miser I
must have appeared to her. Why didn'1
some one do iw the favor to tell me
what an e-re-lous kllot I was iaking
of mvsef What shall I do, Uncle
Gerald1? Shall I make her a regulaz
allowance-so much a week?"
-I dare sav we shall tiud some satis.
factory metiod, of adjusting the bal
alce," said Maj. L'Estrange, with a
smile. "It's of a sort ad hominen ar
vuueut. this of mine, I must Confess:
Eut it was a real trouble to little
Dolores and so I thought I would jusi
hold up a looking-glass to yon. Nephew
Paul. But don't look so grave, you
shall have your supper at Auranio's,
and vour oficatant mare, and all those
other little luxuries of life which have
grown to be necessities to you. Bul
Dolores nust have her bon-bons and
flowers and little charity coins also.
As I said before, flat justitia."
"With all my heart, uncle," said
And so little Dolores %%-on hor cause
after all. She came to her uncle the
"Oh,uncle," she said, "I am so sorry
I told you that about Paul."
W-Why, my dear?" asked the major.
'Because we have talked the mattex
all ov'i" said Dolores, "and he is sc
good. I an to have a separate allow.
ance all of my own. Isn't he splendidl
And I wouldnL't have him think I com
plained of him for all the world!"
"Don't be afraid, my dear," said the
majop. "It shall be a state secret be.
tween us two forever and a day. And
yon are sure Tole quite happy now?"
"Oh. yes, quIte,' declared Dolores,
But she did not know that Uncle
Gerald was the magician who had
wrought this wonderful chauge--N
The word "bell" amnong Germnans is
not looked upon wit~h a horror that ft
Is ameincr Americans, andl evcn the
most euftared German would not hesi
tate to use It any more than he would
the werd "hearon." A young lady
who kearned the English languague in
her home in the 01(d country and can
speak it fluently went to a fas.~iionabla
party th e-tiedaV ~ A grteto ire had
-ncw indled and the room was uncork.
fortably warm. There w~as a pause in
the conversation, when in a rathor
loud tone of voice was heard the re
mark in Eniglish, but with a pretty
German accent: "It is hot as hell in
this roon." The ele'ctrified guests sat
as if stunned for a mioment. and then
as if by prean-anLlged signal. ali broke
out in a lauzgh. L'yi to this udate the
German gir~l doesni t know what the
laugh was all abiout.--OClean~d 1'&jin
Death to the Crow.
The American agricultural depart
ment has been making careful inqairy
as to the food of crows, and the result.
as set forth in the report by Walter B3.
Barrows, is likely to surprise those wiho
have always contended that these birds
do very much umore good than harm.
It is n'ot disputed that they destroy in
jurious insects. that they are enemies
of mice and other rodents, and that
they are occasionally valuable as scav
angers; but these services are slight ir.
comparison with the mischief for
which they are responsible. T7he in
jury done by them to Indian corn,
wheat, rye, oats~, and other cereals is
enormous. According to one observer
the crowv eats corn "from ten miinutes
after planting until the blades are three
inches high," and more than a score of
other observers testify that he not only
pulls up the young planta, but digs up
the newly sown seed. His depreda
tions extend to pot.toes, beans, pea
nuts, cherries, straw berries, raspber
ries, and blackberries, and he widely
ditributes oertain pisouwus planits,
the seeds of which are improved rather
than iimpaired by passage through his
digess.e organs. As if all this were
not enough it is shown that the :row
eats beneficial insects and thatt he
makes himself a most formidable nuis
ance by destroying the eggs and youngr
both of domesticated fowls and wild
Asbestus Mining In Canada.
Mining is carried on by cutting down
the hills of asbestus-hearing serpentine,
much as a farmer cuts down a stack of
hay or straw. or by open quarrying on
the level. The rock is blasted out, and
the asbestus, separated from the con
taining rock, is "cobbed"-i. e.: separ
ated by hammering from adhering for
eign matter. This "cobbing is a com
paratively easy matter in the case of
the finer quality, as it usually separates
readily from the gangue, but in the
lower grades nmuch~ difliculty is experi
enced in separating the fibrous matter
from the non-fibrous. At best there is
reat waste. Much of the asbestus is
in thin or narrow veins, and is wasted.
as by the present mode of operating it
does not pay to separate this from the
serpentine.~A machine that will enable
these narrow veins to be utilized is a
When "cobbed," the asbestus is
graded according to purity, color, and
length of tiber into three grades andl
bagdfrshipment. T1he tinest quahi
tv f "irss"linds ready' sale at prie
ranging from $80 to '$110 per' ton:
seconds' fetch from $50 t.> $70 per
tc.": whTe ''thirds" may be valued at
$13 to $15 per ton. Ia good mines the
ield of asbestus is from 3 to 5 per cent
of the rock quarr'ied, and th. cost oi
mining may be lput down at a:?5 to $o0
per ton. 'Returns obtainei' by th~
Geological Surv'ey of Canads ahmow that
for the year 1888 Canada's ou:tput was
4,404 tonsTalued at the miu< cat $225..
000, and the output of nin: different
mines. Over three-fourth< (If the
whole output was shipped to : c United
States; small quantities goin:.: to Great
Britain, Germany, F'rance, Be gium. and
Italy, and beling u.ged in domestic
Sirs. (adabout- "0, Mrs. Snappy
I saw your husband in the park wit!
three or four ladies around him.' Mi's
n-p-"'That' al1 right: but let m
THE BIGGEST SYNDICATE YET.
A corporation Forned to Light Two H1t-m
"Fiiiauriers in PhiladelphiA nd in
Yew oirk imve succeeded during the iP
past week in placing stock for the
biggest syndicate ever forined on the
face of the globe. The syndicate
embraces in the plans of its prodigi- i
oLs enterprise no less a feat thak the (
ighting of two hemispheres, and the
re-quisite cash is now in hand.
The incorporators of this great
eoncern expect to meet during the
coinXg week and perfect an oganiza
tion uideL the title o the Anglo- t
Ani:rica: Gas Lighting Company. ?
Arrangenients have already been
coaileted to list *50,000,000 of stock 1
on June 1 on the Philadelphia and
New 'Yoik exchuiges. The person
nel of t.e Phdadlelphia contii:gent of 1
of the s. dic-ate has a decided -trac
tion" aspct all the leading capital- I '
ists of ti"at nctwvork of street ral
way; liguILg proiinently in the
gigantie amalgaation. They a e
riI I forcled by tWe leading spirits ofV
the old Gas Trust. aid by no less
iinportant, individual cupitalists. W.
W. Gibbs, Presidenat of the Unitud
Gas Lmprovement Company of Plula
delphia is the leading spirit of tle zneW
enterpris'. His subscriptions aggre
gate nearly 5,.00.oo0. He has been
at work on the scheme, which origi
nated in his brain, for nearly eight
Years, and such has been his success
that he is already alluded to as the
Jay Gould of Philadelphia. Eight
years ago Mr. Gibbs was unknown to
local fame. Then he occupied a
small offico in New York city as the
pr,-sident of a company similar im
character to the vait enterprise now
successfully launched1, but on a de
cidedly miniature scide. Mr. Gibbs
removed to Phila.. and his estab
lishment of the now great ULnitel
Gas Improvement Company was at
tended with phenomenal success.
A number of leading citizens were
among the incorporators. including
William G. Warden, George Philler,
Thos. Delan, Henry C. Gibson. Wil
liam S. Elkins, P. A. D. Widener,
John Wannam.-ker. Henry H. Hues
ton and C. A. Griscton. During its
existence of nearly a decade the Uni
ted Gas Imprevement Company has
secured ownership of the gas-lsght
ing franchises of more than forty f]
cities. the most important of which
are Kansas City. Omaha. Des Moines,
Allentown. Jeresy City, Patterson,
Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, Water
bury and Lewistown.
When English capitalists. following
their lucrative experience with
Ameriean breweries, began casting ]
wistful eyes upon general American
industries and examining their earn
ing capacities, their attention was
quickly attracted by the alert and
enterprising Gibbs to the United
Gas improvement Company. English
agents who are now in New York
city were sent oat to negotiate with
the Philadelphia and New York share
holders of the plant. They repre
sented Sir Julian Goldsrind, a Lon
don banker, and the Imperial Conti- n
nental Gas Company of London. Mr. 0
ibbs spent Friday and Saturdayin
(lose conference with them in Now
ON CRUMBLING LCVEES.
Many Po1e in LouisIina in Dkedly Jeop 3
A special to the Daily Skate from I
Bayou Sara, La., says: "The relief tt
steamer -Doctoah' reached Bayou C
Sara landing yesterday evening. She t:
has made a trip to point IRupe and b
come back to Bayou Sara. Her ar- h
rival was a Godsend to the people
whose lives are in .ieopardy, for she]
has not only already saved any s<
amount of property but a goodly a
nonber of lives. The real condlition j
of things in the overflowed district is a
just coming to light. No pen is ci
equal to the task of picturing the de- a
vastation and desolation of* the peo- tl
ple. More of the levees baa gone. I
The water is backed up all around g
the surrounding country, and hun- k
dreds of lives ar in jeopardy. The ~
small stretches of levees still stand- i
ing are crowded with men, wom-n Iu
and children side by side with horses
and cow.i Ini an old raised gin v.
house five hundred negroes were t
found huddled together~. Their con- I
dition was pitiable. They were o
afraid of their lives, and were pite- it
ously begging to be taken to a plae h
of safety. The crevasse at Allen- -
dale will overflow thirty of the finest
plantations of the river. The dlam
age is inealculable. The distress in
the overflowed district cannot be tl
told. The Texas & Pacific boat "E. o
B. Wheelock" succeeded yesterday fi
in saving 200 people from the back e
country around Morganza." I
The Marnnikin Mamilotta of Afr-ica.
Nelson had a curious aceount to give si
of the dwarfs of the Con go Forest. Ho u
describes them as the ugiloest and mo st 2
depraved specimens of humanity he n
ever heard of. "They struck mie as ti
the dark and forbidding features of a y
nightmare," he said. "rather than ti
actual human beIng, when we first
sawv them. 0. they re a bad lot. I tell
voni. Sometimes we struck a district
where thea' seemed a trifie less wild or 1
more conddent, and they used to come
in SWarms5 to the camp. They. of '
orse, had sever seen a white mian C
"The meist disagreeable thing about "
them was their guilty. sneaking ex
pression. They arc cannibals, of
course, and it always seemed to mue
that they came into our camp for the
purpose of feasting 1teir eyes on us, asi
a pack of hungrry diog might gaze f
loningly at a leg of mutton. T hey
coud never look us In the face. *1 ~
have felt their baleful gaze on me as I t
eat at my tent door, and the moment ~
that I looked all eyes would instantly
be dropped. But i have detected thmem ~
sizing up thec others, and fairly lieking a
their chops. It used to make my fesh k
creep. They used to pay more atten
tion to Jephson than any of us. We
wro none of us overburdened with a
brawn in thoso days. but Jephson Is of
plumper build than any of the others, i
hence his popularity with these impish ,
cannibals. They admired Jephson be- ~
cause they sawv at a glance that lie would ~
cut into 'more steaks and better rib- v
roasts than we others.
"I tell you what," continued the gal- a
lant Capt'ain, "somebody ought to call t
the attention of the miissi onary societies ~
to these depraved manikins. It would b
e a Christian and a civilized act to t
send out to these benighted beings t
twenty or thirty plump, rosy-checked ~
Iyoung missionaries and a few bottles s
ef Worcestershire sauce. There is no
such field for missionary usefulness in I
all Africa as in the Congo Forests. I
Africans, I know, are as a general
thin g ungrateful and unappreciative. j
bu tlIassure you there is a positive de
mand for missionaries amongz these,
dwarfs, and I will Cruarantee that every I
one sent will lbe d iy appreciated. withl
or without the Worcestershire sauce."
John 1. (Ourtis (f Portland. Mie., hase I
nmae uaeam~v:i St5.11) in thec mann- t
Economy in Good Road.s.
The English horse, ilploy il
It streets of at %i. or !)n the( road-,
r the comdry ' . dle~t ticc a:11; e
orkas tw' Amet 1han h-1 s- simu1 'ly
Lace1. How Why' I, tTo Eii
lish iorse better than ti- Amiiu'u
iOt at all. Is he ovi wor:,-? I
ave seen no evide'nce that lie is. I
are seen but one imit law se m Lin
on. The siilet explaamtion is. fl
:nglish have intVsted in poi iect and
erimaneint roads what te Alniricalns
xpend in perishb:le hors' thtt re(
mre to be fed. We are supporting
unldreds of horses to dem; loads
tirough holes thut 'ught i) be tiled,
ver sand that sloul,l bU hiardOiteLd
irough mud that ought not to be'
ermitted to exist. We' have the
iisery of bad roa.1s. und are actually
r practically calle(d utp.n to pay a
remium for ihoim. It would be
emonstrably cheaperc to have good
>ads than poor one4S. It is so here.
road well built is easilv kept in re
air. A mile of gnoot iiuntledamilized
,ad 15 mtore e''ily 'tppoti'd than ai
our h. I;,. . !]I-el. 01. broad
rt'A oi E'g1hsh ve-*.Srtein d
do with a;vin' th' .ads, while
.., mnowon .,e... .,. ay adly
Ule SCa1de conitiiee on edu(a
onI antd Libor ha & c'ived Lt Com1it
.'e of the Assiociution of Aimtrican
rLieultural G4ll0 :4uid- Expce
iimenth'd Sations, o ;-' sen ted a
ieiorial of their TI... The con
ittee con*isted of .ieniy 1. Alvord,
re4sident of MCrylas. . g:James
[. Smart. In1shana: Io ill *1. Gates,
[ew Jersey; James P. l'.Ltte'rson,
entucky, and Ihnry 11. G(odcll of
The nemorial sayib Ltt.; a 'ultur
i colleges, estabi It. i unde the
inited States law of iSL2. are' now
lucatiug nearly n thu sani stiu
ents. As a rule, all wto in1ish i
murse of study at thi's" inl-ditutions
re at once in deimind for reinunera
se positions, many of th(m as teach.
es of natural science inl oi.er institu
ons, where the good effect of these
:lleges are multiplied. Th. farimers
Inifest a growing interest in the
-ork of the colleges.
The memorial says that the speial
d innediate needs of tiwse col
"ges for more genei 1)l1H stlpport ftrise
-om1 these two facts: The cost of a
roper equipmeit for scientific work,
ud the great inmease in the num
er of students. These colle ges
ave now reached a point in their de
lopment where their future growth
d usefulness ar e conditioned upon
icir securing incrtased facilities for
oing a larger work. The memorial
sks. therefore, that at least $15,000
year be provided now for each
tate, to be increased until a limit of
ot less thani -25,000 is reached.
Mrs. H arrison's Laudable Wlih.
A lady who is quite intimate with
[rs. Harrison says that her great
mbition is to have the projected
iterations to the White House com
tenced during her husband's term
f office. "You would be astonished
>know," she says. "how much Mrs.
[arrison is really interested in the
Iatter. She has a great dealof taste,
ad would doubtless like to have the
pportunit~y of exercising it in the
ow arrangements for the Executive
[ansion. But it is not that pardon
ble vanity which raakes her so ear
est in the matter. She really diesires
> have the White House made a
reditable estab~lishmntt( to the coun
*y, and one of which Americans can]
a proud, as well as to have it mtade
An Opiuam Vietim's Vagarlis.
?articularshtave bhcon received mnMas
llon, Ohio, concerning the strange
nd inexplicable conduct of Justice
'eter Hawk, who resigned his oflie
t the village of Bolive. south of this'
ty, last fall, and 'ontintued to exe
Lse the various functions pei tatining
iereto for about four moc:nthis after.
addit' . a to executing deeds. moirt
rges tu.d other legal paes it is
uown that he miarnied zt least six cou
es, which acts were unlauwful. It
not yet developed who the unforb
nately mated people are. as they
ere non-residents Who')drove to the
illage to have their nuptial knots.
ed. Th1e Justice's acts are n0w ex
laed by the fact that he is a 'victim
lthe opium habit. has been driven
tane from the use of the drug and
as been sent to the county iniimary
The Lame Walk.
Pitifu:l indeed is the condition of
1o0 who are confined to their beods
chairs unable to walk. How grate
dl all such mast feel wheni they re
ver from their helplessness. B. B.
(Botanic Blood Balm) has made
oe than one lame person happy.
Ms. Emma G3riffiths, Unitia,
enn., writes: "My little boy had
,rofia so bad his knees were drawn
p and knee. stiff, and he could not
alk. He derived no benefit from
Ledicies until I tried B. B. B. Af
r using it a short time only. he can
alk and has no pain. I shall con
nue to use it."
Mirtle M1. Tanner, Boonville, Ind.,
'rites: -I had blood poisoni from
rth. Knots on my limbs were as
tge as hen's eggs. Doctors said I
'ould be a cripple. but B, B. B. has
ured me sound and we'll. I shall
er praise the dlay the meni who in.
nted Bloodl Balm were born."
According to the New York Ledger
tore is nothing under the sun which
Sthe basis of so large a number of
gures of speech as water. Its flow
ceanward is likenedl to the lapse of
ime, and the scean serves the poets
ough not very happily-es a symbol
But ft is i the familiar flgures of ordi'
arv conversati that onte hears inost
f vater. A poor argum ent "won't
ldi water;" a baber s a "Iseaky es
ala half drnnkeaniman Is "hal f seas
vr;" "1l'shing in tronbied waters" is
nther name for gettiag 'mto difik
ultty' "still waters run deep" is a hint
lat your quiet and demure person has
ire in him thatn the world supposea;
trong dislikes are compared to his
attame majesty's antipathy to "hOly
rater;" if a man is in a bad predica
2nt he is in "hot water;" disapspoint
ent is a "wet lanket"-we't with wat
r, of course; when a loter gete "the
ltten'' -cold water is thrown en his
opes;"~ the hungry man's "mouth Wa
3rs;" fortune hast its "tideg" as well as
me sea; the nmuse informs nIa that there
e "tongues in the rnnning( brooks:"
>metines it "ratins" ble'ssings; and
-hen an orator has exhiauste'd his sub
'et and~ b~egins to bei tedIious. we say
e has ''run dry;" ::ews is atlways
I:" many plui)e findt it hapiible~'j to)
keep their heads above watt'r.'" andi
erv often ini the .absentce 'f datas for
ajecture "e.re "all~] at sea."
A shti trade joutrn:al "avs iat the
e'st tiinei to get littued to) shoe'S 15 the
ttier part of thet dayt. Tlhe- feett arie
On The Grindstone.
A hundred years ago or more it was
customary in some parts of New En
land for mien and boys to wear trousers
made of leather. says the Youth's Con- i
psion. The historian of the town of
Wells.Me., reiarks that such garments
were not altogether satisfaetory, for
the rather Curiouis 1Sreason that they I
lasted too long.
We remember hearing a natron of
the olden timie tell a story of the two
boys of one of their neighbors. They
had beoged of their mother that they
night fa aside their leather trousers
and have a pair made of domes'.tic cloth;
but all their entreaties were in vain.
She would give them no other encour
agement than to promise that when the
leather was worn out they should have
a vair of homespun.
?hey endured for a long time the
vexation of the unyielding garments,
which promised to be as lastiug as the
raiment of the Israelites in the wilder
Finally all hope failed the boys and
their wits came to their aid. They took
to the grindstone. One sat upon it
while the other turned the crank. In
imaginatiou they saw themselves al
ready clothed in the long-desired honie
But, alas, their hopes were suddenly
blasted. All at once their father came
round the corner of the barn and dis
covered them thus em ployed. They
had still to wear the leather-for how
much longer the historian is unable to
Didn't Like The Memorial Window.
Not long ago a prominent lawyer in
a western town put a handsome stained
glass window in tho church whicih he
attended. The design was tho giving
of the law to Moses in Mount Sinai by
God, and. appropriately cnough, the
text under the )icture was '"There is
one lawgiver wh o is able to save and
destroy.'" Soon after the window was
placed in the church an old townsman
of the lawyer attended a service and
began to notice the window, whose
beauty had been the town-talk for some
time.' It ma. be nientioned in passing
that this man had been recently de
feated in a lawsuit in wh'ch the lawyer
in question had been retained by his
opponent. So he was quite prepared
to see mauy defects in the window.
Apparentlyie iaw what he expected,
for with a look of disgust on his face
he soon turned away from it. -'Didn't
you like it?" asked an acquaintance
after the service. "Naw, was the
energetic reply. -I think it Is an out
rage to allow that man to advertise
himself in the church." "What do you
meanP" "Why, didn't you road the
statement nnder the picture 'There is
one lawyer who is able to save and de
stroy!' I call that about the cheekiest
piece of advertising I have se for a
long time." Either throu*' A un
familiarity with German t, r be
cause of near-sightedness. i mis
taken the word ''law.. ' for
"lawyor;" hence his rightei ligna
0awed Watel kn a .
That is a terriblo story c. from
North Queonsland abou:t I who
was lost in the bush. Ho i. ip aU
his water and thon dropped billy"
in the agony of his thirst. i .id by,
fortunately. ho came to a --hole
where he staked his thirst a: found
the road again. He had still some thir
ty miles to go, hover, and he had
nothing whateve~r to carry water in.
Of course It would be madness to at
tempt to travel thirty miles on foot
under a Nor-th QueenslIand sun without
any water, so his ready invention came
to h1s aid. lie bad been horrified ai
short dlistaneo back by the skeleton o:!
a man who had erhiently been deadL
several rears. He~ went back andi got
the skull. plugged ump the eychmoles with
clay, and :iiled it with water. He then
tra'mpe.d that thirty miles on the water
contained in the skul. Can any novel
ist limagine a mnoro ghjastiy and fright
fuml idea thaun this, for- which we can
Depew at Vassar.
Popular miale speakers declare that
the hardest audienee in the United
States to fatce is the 400 or 500 girls
who are attending Vassar College.
There isn't a woman's face upturned
towar'd the lonely ma~seullne person ad
drtessinig them but expresses 10,000
shafts of wit upon his bearing, gesture.
voie, andl upon'f what he says. Yetj
our own Chane, a few days ago.
wont up to Iaughkeepsie and daring~ly
and unillnehludly endlured this ordeatf.
Mr. Deunw was introdluced to tihe Vas
sar' girls lbi one of tiheir number, a
Miss Sand'ers, a pretty and bright
woman. . As 3he was escorting a r.
Depew up the aisle of the college hall
she was observed to speak to the orator
quietly. wh relupon he almost laughed
loudly, and, w ith his face overspread
with 'merriment replied to what she
had said. There waus a good deal of
curiosity felt as to this chat. andl finally
one Vassar girl said to Miss Sanders:
"W\hat did vou say to Mr. Dep2aw when
you wero walking up the aisle wvith
- I was weariug my iirst tralu." sahl
Miss Sanders, ''and Mr. De pew went
too fast for me, and so I said to hinm,
'Whoa, whoa, you'll break my train.'"
'"You dIidn' t darxe to say -whioawhoa,'
to such a man as Mr. D~epew?"
"-I did---why not? And he said lie
wvould 'slow tip' at once. Being a rail
way man hie knew what breaking tr-ains
Gaul and 1euton.
A friend who has just returned from
Paris tells nie a charac'teristic anedote,
says tho Ciei.. During tho recent ex
position there was a little railroad, five
miles in length, running around the
grounds. The track ran In and out
amog the trees and buildings, and so
near themn that a passenger's head or
arm thrust out of the window was In
danger of being knoeked off. To pre
vent accidents of tids sort warnings
were printed on large posters and
tacked up) at intervals of a few ya -ds.
along the entIre track. They are pr ist
edI in almfost every known langi:me,'
inchluding Asiatie and Afrisan ton gus
shorthand and volapuk. My friend
counted over thirty languages and dIia
Lects. You would have supposed that
none was omitted in such a list. But
there was one omission. and a very im
portant one. Not, a single word of
warning was printed in German. Somie
one saId to the manager of the road:
"It looks as thougth yen don't care
whther the German:~s got their heads
suiedl a quiet smnila. and r-eplied: I
does12 look tht~ way, suret enough~."
It imiiat e-s t '' h-a:r:n Major.
The Eig~hit Ilussairs of lhe lirii
army hatve a en:Wiin for -yhlibl of the
regiinent - t? accomipanih the log:
ment everywhere, and is an especiauly
church p-irao. -n ta.necompanie~i
the band. Lin the 1ue with a state
of th-endro 'i p ,<. routa
"'X e gC''ot 'a hlteri s('hemel now
mairkedh a Weer :.111 robbier in) .
fritni. ''V t ' i i ' "We simply
)&om." -.i' A . . .
I'l.-r M.-re'' at -''ourI expenses
w er" ver i gh n i; i 'ri last trip. ri.
Mledal.' i~in mer--"'Yes. .sir:
bamedia high. [ goit snowed in with S
poker. gamie at ike' PeI ak, and had to
ar. .. tve l- _.i: --
FREAKS OF T
L Large Flock of Sheep Appa own 0
Out Iuto Space.
6. W. Doyle. of Siuithfield. Henry
,ounty, was in the city yeste-day.
nd told of reimarkable freaks t-r
ormed by the tornado in his neigh- a
)orhood, for the truth of which lie I
rouches. About one mile west of is
,mineuce lives James Drane, a pros - t1
perous farmer. His farm was directly a
n the path of the toniado. A Mr. le
tiadox and child, who lived on the Ic
)lace, were killed by a iiling house, a
aid Mr. Dane's resi.c- nue was un- 0
oofed and his banis a! molished. ti
But the most siligL.Iar occurrence
vas that a large flock o sheep on the
arm was picked b~ly up by the
vind and blown away. The sheep w
vere missed ihe day following the V
toi in and diligent search was made ti
or them all over the surrounding n
ouitry, but no trace of the animals e:
ould be found. So thorough was is
he search that it left no doubt in the t<
ninds of those engaged in it that the if
sheep were actually blown out of the n
A few milets further on from the u
Drane farm a sink hole was found, in- e
1c whic'h the tornado had disgorged
tself, but had evidently held on to d
ts mutton, as none of the sheep were t
ound in the hole Into this hole the .
ornado had dropped a large quantity i
f articles, some of which had cer- :
tainly been brought a long distance,
%s they were unknown to the people T
f that locality. The article attract- s
ing most attention was a large, ele- h
gantly carved pulpit. i
None of the churches in that neigh- 0
borhood had lost a pulpit, and among F
them all, such a fine one could not 1
iave been found, even had the torna- 0
o gone around and selectedthe best.
Beside the pulpit was a large quan
tity of bed clothing, mattresses, h
fetherbeds, pillows comfortables, f
sheets. etc. The bulk was held down
by a number of tin roofs, which also
must have come a long way, as the c
roofs of that section were made of e
shingle.-Lyuisville Corier Journal. t
-The New York Association of
Working Girls is composed of eigh
teen clubs, with a total membership
of 2,635. The association has rented
thirteen whole houses and thirteen
rooms. It has 182 classes in dress
making, sewing, cooking, etc., twenty
hree libraries, five music clubs,
welve provident and benefit schemes,
nd twelve resolve clubs.
-Ex-Secretary Bayard thinks
Grover Cleveland is "the grandest
Democrat of them all," and that he
will be renominated and re-elected in
A Ferocieus Animal That IUves Only i the
North Woods of Michigan.
--Miehigan is called the Wolverine
state, but I don't believe there are two
dozen persons outside of that state that I
know what a wolverine is," said a na
tive of the Green bay region, now a
New Yorker, to a New York Sun man.
"For that matter, the people in Michi
an itself who can tell you what a wol
verine is are mighty scare. Why this
animal should be particularly a resi
dent of the Michigan wilderness I do
not knowv, but I never heard of it being
seen or heard of elsewhere. The wall
is a common animal all over the west,
or at least it was before civilization
limiltedl its habitat, and the black bena
is also found everywhere in greater 01
less numbers. Then why shiould the
wolverine only have made its appear.
ance in Michigan, where it was in the
pioneer days as plenty almost as the
wolf, and even now is a dreaded fre
quenter of the woods of the northern
part of the state? The wolverine is an
animal that has some of the charpeter
istics of the wolf, and partakes in other
was of the nature of the bear. The
old'settlers of Michigar. always insisted.
that the animal was a cross between
those two beasts, and that is the belief
of north Miehigan woodsmen to-day.
When Michigan was admitted into the
union the wolverine was still common,
in fact infested all the forests of the
state. and the state was named after
him. owing to some of the characteris
tis of the animal admired by the hardy
piners who hewed a commonwealth
ut of the great wilderness they found
about thkelr inland sea.
'It is a singular fact that no museum
or zoological gardens has ever yet had
a specimieu of this unique member of
the animal kingdom. I say it is singu
lar, and I do not know that it is either,
for the reason that they have never
exhibted the wolverine is the great
difleuty, not to say impossibility, of
capturing it alive, or of keeping it alive
after it is captured. They are the most
savage of beasts They have the ugly
temper of the wolf, which they resemi
ble in appearance, but in size and sav-]
ageness they resemble the bear of the
western fastnesses. But while having
the size and savageness of the bear.
they excel him in aggressiveness and
fercity. They (do not have his clumi
siness. Their woltish appearance makes1
the fact that they are expert and agile
treclimbers seem odd. In lying in
wait for their prey they also resemble
the panther, for they will crouch close-]
ly in the branches or forks of a tree
and drop down upon their victim like.
one of those great members of the cat
family. They will attack a man in this
way as readily as they would a fawn,
and many an unwary hunter in the
Michigan woods has fallen a victim to
some hungry and indiscriminating wol
verine. The claws of this strange ani
mal are much longsr and sharper than
the bear's and their teeth bigger and
more pointed and curved. Their wari
ness Is said by hunters to exceed that
of any animal on the continent, and
they are seldom hunted for the sport
of the thing, the danger being too
great. It is only when a wolverine
Ias made his presence so destructive
to ths pastures and sheen-folds .of the
backwoods farmers that the entire loss
of their live stock is feared that the
farmers organize for a raid on the
wolverines, usually employing a num
ber of expert and daring woodsmen to
direct the hunt. I can't see for myself1
what the pioneers of Michigan saw min
this animal to perpetuate its memory:
by nicknaming thei? state after it, but
the name is there, and Michigan will
remain the Wolverine state long after:
the wolvcrine Is extinct."1
European Colonists for Califbrnia..1
Several thousand families from En
gland aind Denmark will be settled in
the San Joaquin valley in Californis
this season. A large tract of land has
been cut into twenty-acre fruit farms,
and the colonists are now on their way
from the 01(1 world.
Frt Tratop-"Ah, Jerry~ you are s
corluer, ausi no mistake.' Second r
Tram-'"I'd aheap drether be an un. I
corker- fou've no ~bjections.. faS1
that bottl6, will yoi?'- Terre EBaut4
Overzealous Dealer-' What's the
matter, doesn't the clock keep t4ie
Watchman-' Yes, that's the trouble,
it does keep time. It guards it so
jezdously that I can never find it outi"
Mrs. Teakum Strake-"I see that:
boiling the hair in a solution of tea will
darkenj." -Teakumi 6trate-&'o I've
h iard, my dear, but Iprefer to have my
a. darkened in some other way." - i
LIFE iN ANEGADA'
me of the Stragest of All the Strange
Places In the World.
The island of Anega-la is one of the ,
ran'est of all strange places in the
orli It lies near the northeastern k
igle of the main chain of the West tt
idies, and differs from all the other
lands near it in being tlat and low,
e neighborirg isles all being stoep a
ad mountainous. -It is nino miles ti
ng and two miles across, and lies so
w that in heavy gales the sea makes a
clean beach over the lower portions 1
it, whence its namo, for anegeida. is
e Spanish for "drowned island." d
In 1881 it had 719 inhabitants, of ,
hom only three were white people.
a population is noted for idleness, and
e main occupation for many years
as wrecking-for an extensive and
.ry dangerous coral reef surrounds
ie island, and once gave it a very
ilancholy notoriety. But since the
tablishment of the lighthouse on the
land of Sombrero (forty-seven miles v
> the eastward), there have been few. d
any, wrecks on Anegada. since the
iain cause of the shipwrecks was the
astant and swift current which sets
pon the island from the cast. Ac
>rdingly, the natives are now not
(ten aroused by the cry of ''a vessel
a the reef"-the only call in the old
ays which would arouse them from
eir almost perpetual inactivity. In
tet, they are about the laziest people
i the West Indies. although that is *
tying a oreat deal.
Anegata used to be covered with s
nderwood-notably of the kind called
.aside grape, which here is particu
Lrly rci in the valual~le gum called t
amai'a kino. Anegada is the home
f very numerous and singular tropical
lants, but it is perhaps rather more
oteworthy for its immense numbers
f mosquitoes, gallinippers and scor
ions, not to speak of venomous and
ther rentiles. The surrounding seas
re rich in scale and shell fish of many
Inds. Among its singular birds the
amingo is one of the most numerous
pecies; and most of the ponds are the
bode of ducks, which on the approach
f man, rise and fill the air with their
langorous cries. It is no easy matter
o reach the island. A few years ago
,n attempt was made to open mines
ipon it, but nothing came of the effort
>ut disappointment and loss. Among
ho many disagreeable features of life
n this hot ands-eaming climate is the
>rosence of large salt ponds, which in
he dry season give out an intolerable
tench; and the same ponds in the
vet season till up with singular rapidity
Lad flood a considerable part of the
When Schomburgk was on Anegada
any yer.rs ago there was one morning
L great out-cry that all the north part
>f the island was flooded; and so to all
Mpearance it was; but on examination
t was found that the supposed waves
>f the sea were in reality only a low
ying fog which was rapidly sweeping
ono-. Another curious thing is the
erial refraction; and this brings into
riew other islands which lie below the
iorizon, and which, according to the
)perations of nature, ought to be in
'isible. A part of the surface is com
,osed of sand dunes, but there is a con
;iderable proportion of calcareous, or
oral land, with belts of fertile loam,
ind if the soil were intelligently and
aithfully cultivated, it would no doubt
rield good returns.
It would be hard to find anywhere a
otter, wetter, worse-smelling, or more
renerally disagreeable place to live in
han Anegada; but singularly enough
t appears to be for the most part a
pretty healthy place-at least for the
atives. of whom nearly all are black
:r colored. In the antecolonial days
,he Indians used1 to come hither in
heir canoes, and they have left im
mense kitchen-mniddens or heaps of
hells, but no Intdian could ever bring
hmself to make a permanent home i2n
Ane'ada with its steaming fogs, its
qal.its sea Iloods, its fresh water
inundations, its strong smells, and itS
dense swarms of insects. -Amenican
Notes tand (,ueries.
Ehat Thzey .tre' and Why They (Mr
the Masculhne Sex.
"What arv -meni's womenP"' asked
>l the other day the most ebarming
f her sex. ''Ment are forever saying
: So-and-so. whom, by the way, I de
Legt. that she is a 'man's women.'
reah mie how to be one, please? Where
in lies the charm? Must I smoke like
culr Venetians? Must I talk horse?
~Ist I adopt all the other of your
'ertainly not dear madame. Yet it
is quite true that while one man's ideal
.1itters most fortunitously from another's,
b one star difi'ereth fronm another star
in gloy, there are those who are known
smnoug us "men's women" for a happy
combiaton of qualities somewhat dif
tiult to describ~e. "A man's woman"
: begin with, is old enough to know
the world thoroughly; yet, though, she
aced never have been beautiful,she must
have kept her vouth. She is in no sense
A light woman,neither is she ovei 'autel
lectual; she would not speak Greek,
ven if site could. She is a creature of
.ntinite tact, whom every being with
Lhe outward semblance of a man in
:erests profoundly. With him she is
tiways at her best and contrives to get
>ut o~f him the best there is. She listens
wvell, and grows sympathetic as she
istens. Has he a special weaknessP She
alf tempts him to believe it is a virtue.
An adept in the subtlest forms of flat
:ery, she would force the meanest of
is to shine even when he is ill at ease.
A~nd yet, above all, she remains sin
:ere. Her interest in him is real, and
mrvives the tieeting moment. He is a
:an; that is to say, for her, the bright
ist page in nature's book. She re
peets convention well when she may
rentur to be unconventional; yet she
's unapproachable and irreproachable.
n return he adores her.
This is all very well, you say, but I
ion't-like that woman. Dearmadam, as
,t never enters into her calculation that
ou should, she does not take such pains
'ithl you. She makes dear foes among
rou, of course. Soumetinmes, even, she
1es not e'scape calumny. But this,.
inving no actual basis, fails of its own
veigh, and in the end, as you yourself
vil adit, youi stand in awe of her.
iour question proves it. I have tried
o tell you why we like her; and if you
nu,t have a word detinition, hero it is:
lte is one who has the gift to study
:nen, and who. having studied many,
inds the process still amusing. If you
Lack this primal requisite, abandon the
nequal contest; youi will never be
yomne like her by a servile imitation of
;ricks ad her "manners. In spite of'
:hese, whicht set you so against her, let
.ne entreat you to believe her a dleserv
g oman~ indleed.-Scribusr's Yaga
'No, sir." said the new se'nator' fronm
laine, as ihe sat dowu in the new
estiurant. "'I don't like all this fancy
msiness, with your big bill of fare,aud
hese larkv, waiters in dress-suits
tudit: rond. 'Tain't that I mind
'm iat :ll, lbut a man eau't get a decent
ical in a place like this with all these
;uey ixi n's; that's whnat I object to.
Vhat I ant, sir, is a gtoodsublstantial
tel'i, and11 I initend to1 g't it. llere,
,aite'r, ring mee a piece' ' eustardl pie
' eU' o' 0 oten'' - i14larar Lwunw
W hten a womtanl tanites to, her'self tihe
sbad she w'ouldI like to have', he is
-e neral ly diterent ini important re
pects frot the huisbandt that she hasa
Irea',' - -4IzrL'ik J~r1SSL.I
WIT AND HUMOR
The man who truly and sincerelyv love;
mself has no fears of being jiht."l.
Is it not odd that our fondest ret l
ctions should be about waisted otqpc
How little and dried up the ehe
>pears to the rat after he is ca.i.U in
e trap.-Atchison Globe.
The strength of women lies in tiheir
curate knowledoe of the weakueesa
men.-Somerv' le Journal.
Wickwire-"By the way, what parbIItv
3 you belong to?" N. Peck---My
ife."-Terre Haute Express.
It is as easy to tell the truth to your
ife as to tell a lie, but it is not alu' S
> expedient.-Boston Courier.
She-"What makes you have st"a a
Dor opinion of the meaical fraterniic. '
;e--'m a doctor myself."-lo"
The man who depends upon wa s
ill get rich sooner than the ma' %,h.)
epends upon wagers-Boston 11. ra'At.
Dress shirts for Iowa and North
lakota wear will this season be imtadii
ith hip pockets, half-pint size.-.!s/
Mr. Gould's Adirondack lake is to be
tocked with trout The suckers aire to
e slowly but surely pulled out.-X. 1.
Pallette-"Has young Dauber any
rtistic ability?" Mahlstick-Well,
've seen him draw a cork with great
A genuine bibliophile is a rich man
rho cares a great deal more for books
ban he does for what is in the.
The Temple of Isis was not an ice
ream saloon, as some have supposed.
t wts a sort of creme de Ia creme
aloon of worship.-N. Y. Cuntmuercial.
Angeline-"Do you 'believe that love
lies out of the window when poverty
.mes in at the door?" Howard-'"lt
t does it goes out for a divorce."
When the poet wrote of the "break
ng waves" he undoubtedly had in
nind the seaside resort and the grasp
,ng summer hotelkeeper.-(1arney -
Josie-"Can Mr. Hugg drive with
mne hand, Ethel?" Ethel-"No." Josie
-"Not much fun driving with him
;hen." Ethel-" O, yes there is. I
Conviet--1 started o-t in life to
walk the narrow way." The Rev.
Primrose- "Well?" Convict- "The
world switched me off on a siding.
Women are proverbially curious, but
the girl who gets a love letter with one
of the new stamps on the envelope
never stop to look at the stamp.
"You are here for safe burglary, I
believe?" remarked the prison visitor
to an inmate. 'Naw," replied the
latter, "I thought it was safe, but it
wasn't."--. Y. Sun.
A woman begins to find beauty in a
man as soon as he shows that he likes
her, but a man never discovers that a
woman has freckles until he has mar
ried her.-Achison Globe.
Belle (suddenly)-"I'm afraid all
this talk about students is rather frivo
lous for Sunday." May (easily)-"O,
but they're all theological students, you
"Fido ate the canary Yesterday."
Ate the canary! What di you do .to
him?" "We gave him some pepsnm,
poor thing! You know he isn't used to
such strong diet."-Puck.
Ted-"Was it hard to tell Miss Prim
u loved her?" Ned-'-Not very.
he hard part came in a mouth later,
when Iad to tell her I had made a
Father (at foot of stairs) -" Bill,
didn't you hear mec call you two .hours
ago?" Bill--"Yes, but I can't see
ou, father." Father--'--Well, then,j
11l come up and raise you."-Toledo
uinme--ti was just gomno to ten yorl
something I heard Jennie W~atts saying
about you. buft I can't recollect it.'
Mamie-"O, well, it was nothing bad,
or you never would have forgotten it'
-Terre HFaute Express.
"How beautifully soft it is," he mur
nured, laying his hand on her glorioms
white arm. "How less beautiful, but
Oh so much softer," she tenderly re
plied, laying her jeweled hand on the
top of his venerable head.- Washington
"This is wvhere we cast our cannon."
said the polite attendant. "How inter
esting!" said the sweet girl. -And
where do you blow your great guns?
I've heard a yachting friend of mine
speak of that so of ten."-Harper.
Lawyer-'"Did you ever notice any
signs of insanity in the defendant?"
V itness-'"Only on one occasion. A
passenger picked up a dollar in a horse
car one day and he was the only nman.
on board who said he hadn't lost it."
Mrs. Hayseed--"What's all that
hooting' and yelling on tbe road t his
time of' night? Mrs. Pitchfork-"The
Prohibition Committee had their
monthly meeting to-night at Farmier
Apple's, and I guess he set up the haird
cider."-Y 1. Weekly.
Clara Van Streek--And what did
papa say?" Alfred Sellers (sio'hing)
"e said: 'What! You? 'hyv, I'll
hoot you down-stairs before rIl let you
marry my daughter!"' Clara tan
Streek (practicaY)-"And of course
you let him-and now I am yo
AlfyN. Y .Sun.
Friend-'-How are yo ig s'
Author-'"Good. P've-ot the material
on hand for a first-cli~s novel." "You
are a lucky man." "That's not all;
I've got the material for a splendid
comedy besides." "You are fortunate."
"Yes, all I need now is the material for
a new pair of pants."-Tczas Sipinags.
It was a wideawake Buffalo boy
who, on being reproved by his
mother for discussingo a wrestling
match Sunday with his brothier, meek
ly replied: ''All rigrht, miamma. Will
va read us a Bible story ?" "Wihm
pleasure, dear; what shall iit be?" "All
about how Jacob wrestled with the
The Fascination About a Jail.
I think there must be a fascination
about life in a jail, for nmen who have
been in there for a little while seem to
leave it with regret and do not lose
their interest in what goes on there for
some time after they are released. Timie
a~nd again I have noticed men who have
been conined for a few months come
back every' day after their release and
stand at the door looking in. They
have no friends in there, unless they
made friends among the otber prisou
ers, and they do not speak or wish to
speak with any one. They lean against
the grated door and look in as if they
wished they were back. I really thin-k
omie of them become attached to the
Mfe, and one reason is that unless they
are men of gentle feelings, they do not
el the shame of their position as long
ss they are inside, but when they como
ut and meet other men they kno r'
hey have the jail stain on them and
hey imagine every one sees it. I have
>ften watched them standing there by
be door, and wondered just what feel"
n it was that drew them back.-EZ
There is no scorn like that which is
ttere in silence. The shears give the