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'X Nature and Man. *4*H*|
Nature is rude, but noble, free of band, ---s-
And men who dwell upon her unfilled land
Take is own stamp. Man's beart reeponsiTe
Before the rugged grandeur of tbe hills
Freedom inspires toe morning's rosy light,
And all tbe isles that glow in seas of night
Are steadfast to their pole. Vast solitude
Gives room for thought. The mountain
storms are rude
And grand. Freehearted bounty shows its
In torrents, forests, plains. The yellow gleam
Of cloudy sundowns, vermeil tinted morn.
The pearly mists that flee before tbe dawn.
Are things of beauty. So the mountain rose,
The lucid dew that like,an opal glows.
Caged in the tender trellis of fresh leaves,
The fleecy clouds through which tbe sunset
The lambent coloring of latent fires,
Eaeb, with its influence, the heart inspires
To some conception, vague and undefined.
That God, through Nature, seeks tbe human
William D. Holmes.
The Authorship Finally Conclusively
The literary sensation of 1883 was
The Pie-Biters," a novel of contem-
oraneous human interest appearing
the Centennial Magazine. It was a
work of considerable force and origin
ality. Its plot was novel and interest*
ing the characters were vigorously,
though at times crudely, drawn, and
the dialogue was of a popular, breezy
nature. Its chief attraction, however,
was the air of mystery which surround
ed its origin. The public, ignorant of
the identity of its author, ascribed it
to numerous writers of more or less
fame, and quite exhausted its ingenui
ty in endeavoring^ to solve the riddle.
The publishers, with great shrewdness,
used this mystery to good advantage to
advertise the work, and the press, in
fluenced by the popular interest in the
authorship, used all the powerful
means at its command to discover the
The eminent Mr. Griddle, of the New
York Forum, who was popularly sup
posed to sustain intimate relations with
the publishers, asserted with unanswer
able arguments that the author of "The
Pie-Biters" was Mr. William Howls, of
Beanville while the San Francisco
Nugget with equal positiveness declared
that it plainly recognized throughout
the work the playful hand of Mr. John
Grass, author of the famous "Large
Trowsers." The lesser newspaper fry,
following the example of their noted
brethren, expended much ingenuity
and enthusiasm in bringing forward
their own particular candidates.
Seven cities contended for the honor
of the birthplace of Homer, but this
was now eclipsed for no less than six
ty-seven cities, fourteen villages, and
three railway crossings vigorously
claimed the authorsof "ThePie-Biters.
hat became the rage
the "Pie-Biter" waltz was the musical
gem of the day, and the eminent show
man, Mr. Barnum, publicly offered
$5,000 to the author if he would reveal
his identity and consent to exhibit
himself beneath the same canvas with
the bearded lady and the Andalusian
Among all the admirers of "The Pie
Biters" there was none more wildly
enthusiastic over its merits than Miss
Lucy Sheldon. She garnished her con
versation with plentiful quotations from
its pages, and drew unfavorable com
parisons between her friends and the
characters in the novel. She lived in
a complete atmosphere of romance,
and bridged the time intervening be
tween the issues of the story byre
hearsing its previous incidents.
The burden of her rhaspsodizing
deluged the patient ears of Mr. Absa
lom Perkins, her worthy guardian.
But frequently Mr. Frederick Kane was
caught in tbe shower. Frederick was
the old gentleman's favorite nephew,
and therefore always a welcome guest
at Perkins Villa. That is, whenever a
lapse in his reportorial duties permit*
ted his absence from the office of the
He had known and admired Lucy
from her infancy, and this admiration,
nourished by his constant association
with her, grew into an earnest devo
tion. Whether she reciprocated this
feeling or not was a matter of doubt in
his mmd. But he bided his time.
One pleasant Saturday afternoon
Frederick ran down to the pleasant
suburb where his uncle resided. His
ancient unclegreeted him with custom
ary warmth, but Lucy, who was fever
ishly cutting with a hairpin the leaves
of the latest issue of the Centennial,
scarcely noticed his entrance.
"A fresh attack of the old disease,"
whispered the ancient Absalom, play*
fully jabbing at his nephew's ribs.
"So I see/' assented Frederick. "It
may be contagious let usflytothe
billiard-room while there is yet time."
Lucy raised her head scornfully and
glared at Frederick. "This is news
paper wit, I suppose," she said. "You
sneer at iriy enthusiasm overthis story,
but that's because you can't appreciate
it Yet I see that you are dying of
envy because you can't write anything
half so good."
"I only envy the author his power of
winning your approval," gallantly re
''That's quite worthy of your society
column. Why do yoir-waate your time
on me? I believe you pretend to be a
writer. And what do yon do? Youvoices
write about horrid horse-races, and po
lice courts, and prize-rings, andand
"Sharp, though slightly illogical,"
said old Absalom as he left the room,
beckoning Frederick to follow. But
thatgentleman stoutly held his ground.
"Well," he argued, "the duties you
mention may not be the highest form
of art, but they will prove, I hope,
stepping-stones to better things. You
will remember that even Dickens was
once a reporter." '%&$},
"I hope," said Luy feelingly,*"r
don't claim that Dickens wrote any
thing like "The Pie-Biters?'"
"Certainly not," said Frederick.
She looked at him dubiously a mo
ment, as if uncertain of his meaning,
then fell to devouring the pages of the
magazine. Frederick with an amused
smile sauntered out and joined his
uncle in the billiard-room.
He did not see Lucy again until he
met her that evening at the dinner
table. Her cheeks glowed and her
es sparkled she even looked at
'erick with some degree of tolera
"And how are our worthy friends.
The Pie-Btters'?" queried Absalom
with a portentious wink at Frederick.
"Now, Guardy, "cried Lucy, "don't
turn on me too. It's bad enough to
hear this penny-a-liner scoffing, with
out you aiding him."
"I'm sore I haven't said anything,"
"No-o-o! But youlook it, and that's
a'great deal worse. I know yon think1
I am a silly girl to waste so much time
over a novel, bultomy mind "ThePie
Biteta^Uta^flaeSi work ever written,
It s^ivai^toils heart it strikes
Here the old gentleman tolrned very
red and furtively, kicked at Frederick
under the table.
"Ah!" cried that yoimgman, grimac
ing with pain, "do you think so? Per-
hapsI am incompetent to fairly judge it,
but I frankly confess that I cannot find
in it the qualities you rave about To
my mind it seems to be written with
but one purpose, and that is"
"To elevate struggling humanity,"
"No to fill the purse of the author."
"That's quite too bad, Mister Kane,"
cried the offended girl, with a heavy
stress upon the "Mister." "You will
fully misjudge the author. I know he
is a noble-hearted man one without a
single selfish thought The author o/
The Pie-Bitefs' mercenary! No, in
deed! Every line he has written shows
his disinterested character and his deep
sympathy with human nature. Could
anything be more artistic and gentle
manly that his treatment of the heroine
in the October number? You remem
ber that she had just invited Maj.
Barnham to elope to Pittsburg with
her, and what does this grand author
make him reply? Listen:
'Pearl Patchen, I can never con
sent to such a sacrifice en your part
The man who would be base enough to
ruthlessly tear a red-headed girl from
her home at the near approach of a
severe winter has no abiding sympathy
in his heart for her freezing family.'
At this point Uncle Absalom snorted
derisively, but dexterously changed
it into a harsh cough when he noticed
his ward's indignant gaze turned upon
him. Frederick eyed his plate in
"You see," she went on, "he wished
by his coarseness to shatter her idol.
This may arouse your levity,"here
she frowned at her guardian"but to
me it reveals the profound insight of
"To me," said Frederick, decidedly,
"that particular passage sounded like
the wildest bosh."
Lucy flushed a vivid scarlet and her
eyes shone with an ominous light
"Bosh," she repeated, "what irrever
ence. Still you know the author of
'The Pie-Biters' is worthy of universal
love.. I worship him myself!"
"What!" gasped Absalom.
"What!" repeated his nephew.
^Yes," cried Lucy, quite unterrified.
"and I'd marry him to-morrow if he'd
ask me. No life could bo sweeter than
one consecrated to him and his noble
"Probably he's got a wife or two al
ready," said her guardian. "That's
the way with these geniuses."
"No," said Frederick, "he's unmar
ried. I know him."
"You know himP" almost screamed
Lucy. "Why didn't you tell me be
"Because it was a matter of confi
dence. I have, however, told him of
your great admiration for him and his
story, and he has expressed a desire to
meet youprovided, of course, that
you will respect his secret"
"It shallbe sacred," murmured Lucy.
"How safe, then," chuckled Mr,
Perkins. "Did you ever hear of a wo
man that couldn't keep a secret?"
"Then it's decided. Next Saturday
1 will bring him here."
"Here!" cried Lucy, with clasped
hands and ecstatic expression, "here!
The spot will be famous forever.
Guardy, I must have anew dress for
She looked at Frederick and fancied
that he seemed pained at her enthusi
"Thank you, Frederick," she softly
said. "You have given me much
She rose from the table and turned
to leave the room. As she reached the
door, the old man called after her.
4'You still think you'd marry him?"
Lucy turned defiantly. "Yes!" she
answered, "if he should ask me."der
Then the door closed behind her.
The two men looked at each other
across the table and smiled.
The appointed Saturday dawned
bright and clear, but Lucy's spirits,
were not in harmony with it She was
nervous and absent-minded, and little
inclined to enjoy her usual daily occu-
ations. She feverishly worked a few
stitches on a table-cover
only to savagely rip them out again.
Then she brought out her colors and
tried to paint lu quit in disgust when
she discovered that she had adorned
the face of her Spanish lady with a
brilliant carmine nose. Her efforts at
thepiano were equally unsuccessful.
Her guardian observed all these evi
dences of her agitation with intense
enjoyment and gave way to unseemly
mirth on numerous occasions.
As the hour appointed for the inter
view drew nigh, Lucy's nervousness
increased ten-fold. So anxious was she
to appear at her best that her patient
maid was almost driven wild with her
vagaries. At last all her exactions
were satisfied. Never had she appear
ed more beautiful, and the ancient Ab
salom, who was keenly sensitive to
female loveliness, embraced her with
For some time she sat in the draw
ing-room in silent state. Then she
heard steps upon the walk, a buzz of
in the hall, and the door opened.
She waited a moment then slowly
raised her eyes to see
The author of "The Pie-Biters!"
No. Only Frederick. 'i,
She gave a little shrug^of disap
pointment or relief. Who can tellf,
"Ah," she said, "it is you?"
"Yes and, as you see, alone. My
friend failed to join me at the place of
meeting. He has promised, however,
that should he be unabletomeet me at
the appointed hour, he would waive
etiquette and follow me here. So you
may expect him at any moment"
"Ah," sighed Lucy. This time there
was no mistaking its nature. She felt
Frederick observed her closely.
"Come," he said, "don't look so dis
appointed. I promise yon he will be
He took a seat by her side. She
seemed strangely changed. All her
buoyant spirits appeared to have de
(HAfter a moment's silence she softly
ialdt "I want to explain." Her cheeks
were flushed, and the slight tremor in
her voice indicated more than a pass
ing emotion, x^' tjgfi p&
"I don't want youtomisjudge me,
for yon have been my good and true
friend so Jong. I am not the silly,
reckless girl that my talk the other
evening would lead yontothink. It
was au wrong, and I am very, very
sorry for it though I wouldn't have
said it, I'm sore, If yon and Guardy
hadn't so exasperated me. Yon know
what I meanabout the author of
She looked ap
'y at Frederick,
9* "I am only an inexperienced girl,
you know, and can't help being fool
ish and enthusiastic sometimes. But
you'll overlook it won't vou, Freder-
"Overlook it!" cried that delighted
young man. "Yes, and forget it alto
gether. Your words, Lucy, give me
courage, and beside this may be my
last opportunity. Perhaps it is folly
for me to place myself oeside your
ideal, but I have resolved to venture
all. You know I have long loved you,
but I doubt if you know the intensity
to which this love has grown. We've
always been the best of friends but I
want something more than friendship
now. Your love, yourself
Lucy slowly turned her eyes to meet
his burning gazo, and in them ho read
his title clear.
Ten minutes afterward, Frederick,
with a start of mock surprise, inquired:
"What will you say to the author of
"Mercy!" cried Lucy, "I had forgot
ten all about him."
At that moment, Mr. Perkins dis
creetly opened the door and paused at
the threshold. The hastily-dissolving
tableau he beheld, filled him with
"Ho, ho!" he chuckled, "so you've
"Told mo," cried Lucy, "told me
"Why, that ho, our Frederick, is the
author of *Tue Pic-Biters."
"Is it true?" she gasped, turning to
-"Yes," he answered, smilingly.
"Thon"* she cried hysterically, "PU
keep my promise after all and marry
the author of 'The Pie-Biters.'"
rt tE LEAP YEAR QUESTION.
Do or Do Not Women Make the
"There have been many able writers
on the subject and nearly all agree on
one issue, and that is, that women are
placed' at a decided disadvantage in
making a choice. There is just where
the writer, though he may have no
great experience, proposes not to
agree, but on the other hand to argue
against the opinion. Magazines and
other periodicals publish elaborately
written articles deploring the alleged
fact that a woman has no voice in the
matter that however much she may
adore a man, she must hold herself in
reserve and patiently wait for him to
op the question. Perhaps he never
it, but she waits all the same, and
finally, after long years of waiting, she
marries somo man she doesn't care a
picayune for, or becomes the prover
bial dried up old maid. A leading met*
ropolitan journal, in a fervid edition on
lean year, says: "Yet tho unwritten
laws of society, as unchangeable as
those of the Modes and the Persians,
hold the woman back under penalty of
social ostracism. She must wait until
some man condescends to bestow upon
her his distinguished attentions. If
she finds him worthy and lovable, and
well suited for a husband, she must
keep her mouth sealed. It would be
highly improper to indicate by word or
action that she would be pleased to
walk side by side with him for life."
This is all very fine. But it is bosh.
Pure unadulterated nonsense, and ev
ery married woman, every married
man, and a good many single people
will agree that the author knew noth
ing about it or was talking for effect
Directly contrary to this fact the fact
stands out in bold relief that the wom
en make nine out of every ten matches.
If she makes up her mind that she
wants a man and goes for him, she
gets him if she ever stood any show at
What married man will deny that his
wife during the balmy, romantic days
of the courtship did not in all the ten
ways for which the sex is noted,
make it apparenttohim that his atten
tions were relished? That she liked to
have him come and see her, and show
ed her preference for him in number
less little ways, after whioh there was
not a shadow of indelicacy? If a man
is naturally modest and bashful a good,
sensible girl can make him feel so per
fectly at home and show that she ap
preciates and esteems him so much
and would like, perhaps, to be more to
him, that he finally throws off all re
serve, feels perfectly at home, and the
proposal is made in away so easy and
natural that it oomes as a. matter of
eourse to both.
Continuing, the inexperienced or hy
pothetical writer says: "Unless ho
speak the necessary words, it is all as
if it had never been. He goes awaj
free to choose some other woman,
while she must wait to be chosen by
some other man." Poor thing! hard
must be her lot but if she wants the
man and he has any idea thathe wants
her, it can be bet on as a dead moral
certainty that she is going to get him,
and she don't say: "Will yon marry
me, John?" either. There are eases
when a woman who has not spoken a
word of affection considers that she
has been rejected by a man she has
made love to. She knows that she has
given him every reason to believe that
he loves him, and if he keeps his dis
tance and doesn't invite closer friend
ship, she feels that her affection Is not
reciprocated, and ninety-nine cases in a
hundred she has hit the nail squarely
on the head.
A woman can show her esteem In a
hundred ways a man cannot No mat
ter what her walk in life, if she really
feels as if she wanted a man for a hus
band, and would like the prerogatives
of a man to tell him so, she can pro
ceed and propose to him in demeanor
Without ever suspecting it and he, if
he is matrimonially inclined, feeling
and knowing that his affection is recip
rocated, proposes and is accepted.
A Philadelphia speculator who knew
that his coachman had a few hundred
dollars and was sometimes interested
in stocks, observed to him the other
"James, a few of ns speculators have
formed a syndicate to boom tho stock
of the V. ft
"I simply drop yon the hint at a
pointer to buy on."
"Thankee, sir but a few of nsooaeh
men and butiers have formed a syndi
cate to bear the stocks of that very
line, and I was going say to JOB
yesterday that yourd
bettoo stand front
under."Wall Street Newe. /'}_-
But little Is said about peaches la
Ifiddletown, Del, but the Tranteript
of that place says tho grower* thero
wm feel uneasy "until tho Philaitorphm
and New York papers report tfet atop
Millionaire and Miner.
In the lobby of the Biggs House the
other morning two old-time friends
met One was Senator Bowen, of Col
orado, the other, an old miner, who
looked a trifle seedy. The Senator had
lust emerged from the breakfast room.
The miner stood idly gazing in the di
rection from which the Senator came.
"Hello! TomBowen. Why, bless my
soul, you ain't ehanged a bit since I
met you in the Rockies in '68," was
the undignified salutation of the miner*
"No, Bill/* said the Senator, "I
reckon I am about the same."
The two held a conversation for a
short time, when the miner was over
"Tom. stake me I'm dead busted.
Ain't got a dollar."
The Senator pulled from his pocket a
large roll of bills andcounted out about
$50 in money and handed it to his
They then separated. The Senator
wenttohis room, and the otherwalked
towards the bar, where a friend was
"Tom fixed me." said he "but aft
er all, he only did what I have done for
him many a time. Away back In the
good old days, before Tom struck it
rich, I would often stake him. I re
member one time thathe borrowed live
ounces of gold to get Into a game of
poker with. Yon know Tom is a keen,
shrewd poker-player and can come as
near holding four aces in his sleeves
and playing them on the boys as any
one I ever saw. Well," he oontinued,
"Tom got into the game and it lasted
forty-eight hours, when he came to
ay me for the borrowed gold I asked
how he made out"
"Oh," said he, "I scooped tho boys
in for $18,000."
"But" resumed the miner, "after
that time it was a common thing for
Tom Bowen to make as high as alSo,
000 lulling."Washington Critic
SomervUle and Cambridge Gtrlav
"No." said a SomervUle girl, who
was on a visit to a friend in Cambridge,
"I cannot conscientiously remain in
Somorville all the time. I feol that it
would be inconsistent with my view of
the duties that an implicit faith in
Christianity entails. There are no
temptations to resist, no outrages on
good manners to condone, no self de
nial necessary in SomervUle. There
the rhythm of one's environment is nn
marred by a single discord. When I
feel that I am too happy, that the
stream of existence flows too smoothly,
1 have to go elsewhereto some local
ity where I can see that there is stiU a
good deal of human nature In the
"And where do you go dear?" asked
the Cambridge girl
"I at onoo take the horse-cars for
The Art of Rutins
A few evenings ago, a reporter was
passing by a well-knoum riding acad
emy when ho was arrested by the sound
of music coming from within the inelo
sure. Entering, he saw a large com
pany of ladies and gentlemen riding
through the figure of a quadrille to the
music of a string band. The sight was
novel and striking, and whUe he lin
ired he engaged conversation with
"The ring is occupied very nearly
every night by private classes such as
you now see," said be. "They are
former pupils of the academy. They
grow tired of the opera, theatre, din
ners, eta, but their equestrianism is
"What style or how many styles of
riding prevail here?"
''The style we like best Is tho park,
though of course many desire to ac
quire the English cross-country stylo.
The park seat Is the easiest and pret
tiest for smooth roads. With tho park
seat the horseman rides with a long
stirrup and from the ball of the foot
The cross-country seat on tho other
hand, makes the rider send tho foot
home In the stirrup, which most there
fore be a short stirrup. He throws the
legs forward and the body backward.
ItIs much affected by the more com
petent horsemen. Fancy riding Is also
greatly indulged in. Leaping andjump
ing have come Into favor too, and I
think we shall soon have as many ar
tists in the saddle in this country as in
*4 ladies learn to ride more easily
"They learn more readily' and be
come more proficient This is in eon
sequence, I think, of tho side-saddle
used. A lady has a firm hold of her
saddle not only with her leg, but she
has the pommels for her hands if nec
essary. A gentleman has not It is
quite amusing sometimes to watch a
beginner turn out his toes drop- his
bridle, and try to hang on with his
heels. If yon wanttoprove that man
Is the most awkward and ungraceful of
all animals, put him on a moderately
"Is It not verv difficult to teach a
"The art of riding must be acquired.
The seat and style are all that have to
be taught We have English, French
and German teachers. The novice Is
first given a quiet horse to ride. As he
learnstosit on his animal the degree
of the temper of the animal is in
creased until he finally finds himself
astride a regular team. Of eourse
tho rider gets many a falL and often
times he is thrown, bat tho fall is as
nothing. Yon see the tan is soft and
he is up and at it again almost before
he is down."New Ibrk Mail and Ex
A Dos at the Telephoned
The telephone has enabled a physi
eian, several miles away, to detect
whether a chUd had the croup. The
child's mouth was held near to tho
month-piece of tbe instrument and the
physician heard it oough. But more
singular than this is the following ease
of a dog recognising Its.master's voice
through the telephone:
Jack is a coach dog that found his
master by telephone. In some way
Sack got lost andfortunately was found
by one of bis master's friends, who
went to his office and asked by tele
phone If tho man had lost his dog.
"Yes, where is be?" was the reply.
"He Is hero. Suppose yon call him
through tho telephone.^ Tho dog's
ear was placed over the ear-piece, and
bis master said. "Jack! Jack! how are
Jack instantly recognised the voice,
begantoyelL He licked tho tela.
f^onefii^,seemmgtot*Wkta^l) master was Inside tho msnhtnc carry lone cotton haMsma3
At the other ead of tk^ line, tte gen- the border am UmSbSS
tlcniurooogiiiiedtae familiar bark* while the teatefessMwtaW
ul fhortiy bo reached his
WHOLE NUMBER 331
A new profession" is thus described
by one of its members to a New York
*Tm a duster," said a young woman
whom a reporter met in a private
house np town"aprofessional duster,
rm not the only one. It's a regular
profession, dusting is, nowadays. Tho
parlors of the rich havegrowntobe so
many museums of delicate and costly
ornaments. To dust and arrange these
collections0every da wouldtoosevere-efo
strengty th wealthy
ladies. To set the servants at the work
was found to be bad management not
because they were bungling and liable
to smash the delicate fabrics, but be
cause tho servants have no time to
spare from their other duties. There
fore, tho mistresses employ competent
women to keep their parlors in order.
The dusting business Is an established
Industry, but. it Is confined to tho
metropolis, and almost entirely to tho
region of brown-stone fronts. All tho
dusters I know of arewomen who have
seen better days, but, of oourse, it Isn't
every educated and refined woman who
can make a good duster." "What are
the requirements?" "She must bo
light-footed, quick and strong in her
wrists and arms. To visit a dozen
houses in the forenoon before callers
arrive, and dost and arrange things. Is
no child's play. A woman mnstfairly
lump at her work. The remuneration?
Well or 76 cents a visit sometimes
more. At some houses where the host
ess entertains a good many guests tho
rooms are arranged every day. Orders
are given to the dusters to change tho
arrangement of the appointments every
time they come. Then, again, a duster
must know how to take hold of every
sort of knick-knack and how to move
It safely. She must know just what
sort of brush to use for every sort of
dusting. The brush that will not break
a filmy tissue of glass is useless on a
ieoe of furniture, and would notreaoh
ceiling corners. She must have
several brushes, and she must not bo
careless or slapdash for an instant
There are few bits of bric-a-brac in
these parlors that I could replaoewith
six months* earnings.
A recent advertisement reads as fol*
lows: "If the gentleman who keeps
tho shoe store with a red head wfll re
turn the umbrella of a young lady with
whalebone ribs and an iron handle to
the slate-roofed grocer's shop he will
hear of something to his advantage, as
the same is thegift of a deceased mother
now no more with the name engraved
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the membranal linings of tbe headfrom adolueaal
colds, completely heals the sores and reetores the
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tarrbal vtros, esistng
He is a drygoods clerk and she Is a
high school gffl with a knowledge of
astronomy. They were walking tbe
other evening, and growing soft sod
soulful, he remarked:
"Your eyes are just like stars."
"And they are fixed," she sweetly
"Fixed!" be uttered, 'dubiously
**what do yon mean by fixed?"
"I mean," she said, with a blush,
"that they are fixed on that sign."
He looked up and saw "Ice Cream
and Water lees." He had 66 oents,
bnt what could he dotWashington
The remains of Ah Sam, the China
man of the Jeannette, have traveled
16,000 miles in search of a grave, bnt
are not yet in their final resttng-plaee.
They will soon be taken across the
United States to San Francisco, 8,000
miles, and then across the Pacific, 10,-
000 miles further, to the old home
China, thus making the circuit of the
globe and one-fourth of a second oir*
cult He was brought from Asia and
Justice Day, of the English bench,
while visiting a model show prison in
the provinces recently, noticed a tread
mill, and bis curiosity being excited, he
determined to try the labor to which in
his time he had sentenced so many
prisoners. So stepping onto the ma
chine he told the gently remonstrating
warden to set it going. After about
one and a half minute's experience his
lordship's curiosity was quite satisfied,
and he ordered the mill to be stopped.
Then he found that although the mill
was set todo the shortest possible spell,
it could not be stopped until that time
was finished, so the judge had to go on
grinding until the twenty minutes had
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Writing to the Cincinnati tree-plant
ers, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holme* has
said: "I have written many verses, bnt
the best poems I have pfodnoed are
the trees I planted onthe hillside which
overlooked the broad meadows, scal
loped and rounded at their edges by
loops of the sinuous Hbosatonkv Na
ture finds rhymes for them in the re
curring measures of tike seasons. Win
ter strips them of their ornaments and
gives them, as It were, a prose trans
lation, and Summer reclothes them hi
all the splendid phnsee of their leafr
language. Wast are thcM inaples and
beeches and birches but ode* andldyh)
and madrigals? What are'*
tad fire aid
B- sslan soldisrs are now i