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"When and how shall I earliest meet herf
What are the words she first will say?
By what name shall I learn to greet herf
I know not now; It will come some dayl .
tne 8etfsame sunlight shlnlng.npon her.
Shining down on the ringlets' sheen.
he la standing somewhere she I shaU honor.
She that I wait for, my queeu, my queen:
Whether her hair be golden or raren.
Whether her eyes be hazel or blue.
1 know not now, but 'twill be engraven
Some day hence as my loveliest hue.
Many a girl I have loved for a minute.
Worshiped many a face I have seen:
Ever and aye there was something In It,
Something that could not be hen, my queen I
I will not dream of her. tall and stately.
She that I love mav be fairy light:
I will not say she must move sedately
Whatever she does it will then be right
She may be humble or proud, my lady.
Or that sweet calm that Is just between:
And whenever she comes she will find me ready
To do her homage, my queen, my queen!
But she must 'be courteous, she must be holy.
Pure in her spirit, this maiden I love;
Whether her birth be noble or lowly,
I care no more than the spirits above.
But I'll give my heart to my lady's keeping.
And ever her strength on mine shall lean:
And the stars may-fall, and the saints be weep
ing. Ere I cease to love her, my queen, my queen!
Lover's Year Book.
A BOY'S ADVENTURE.
"Night in an Ice Fort Surrounded
The Felated Traveler Froren In and- the
Wolves Frozen Oat. Hot They Keep
Up the Attack Until Fright
i X the early days of
northern Ohio, when set
' tiers were few and far
between, Frank Corwin,
a elsh lad 01 sixteen
years, found his way
thither and began his
career as a laborer, re
ceiving at first but two
-dollars a month, in addition to his
board and home-made clothing1, lie
possessed an intelligent, energetic
mind in a sound and vigorous body,
and had acquired in his Dative parish
the elements of an education in both
Welsh and English. The story of his
life, outlined in a curious old diary
containing the records of sixty-two
years, and an entry for more than
twenty-two thousand days, would con
stitute a history of the region, and
some of its passages would read like
11 is first term of service was with a
border farmer on the banks of a stream
-called Grand river, in Ashtabula coun
ty. It was rather crude farming, how
ever, consisting mostly of felling trees,
-cutting wood and sawlogs, burning
brush and digging out stumps, the ax
and pickax finding more use than or
dinary farm implements. Seven miles
down the river, and on the opposite
bank, lived the nearest neighbors,
among them a blacksmith, who, in his
trade, served the whole country for
twenty miles around. One especial
part of his business was the repairing
of axes, called in that day "jumping,"
In midwinter Frank's employer left
a couple of axes with the blacksmith
for repairs, the job to be done within a
week. At this time the weather is
what is termed "settled," with deep
snow and good "slipping" along the
few wildwood roads; 15ut three or
four days later there came a "January
thaw." Eain and a warmer tempera
ture melted away much of the snow,
the little river was swelled to a great
torrent, breaking up the ice and carry
ing it down stream, and the roads be
came almost impassable. When the
week was up the farmer wanted the
axes; it was not possible for the horse !
to travel, and, after waiting vainly a
day or two -for a turn in the weather,
Frank was posted off on foot to obtain
the needed implements Delighting in
the change and excitement of such a
trip, the boy started before noon, ex
pecting to reach home again ere dark,
as it was not considered quite safe to
journey far by night on account of the
Three miles below, at a narrow place
in the river, was the bridge, consisting
of three very long tree trunks reaching
JJK GAVE IT SUCH A BLOW AS TO KILL IT.
-parallel from bank to bank and cov
red with hewn planks. When Frank
arrived here he found that this bridge
had been swept away, but, pushing on
-down stream among the thickets, about
Iialf a mile below, he came upon an
immense ice jam, stretching across the
-stream and piled many feet high.
Upon this he at once resolved to make
his way over to the road on the other
side, for be was already wearied thread
ing the underbrush. Grand river,
which is a narrow but deep and violent
stream, ran roaring and plunging be
neath the masses of ice as if enraged at
being so obstructed; but the lad picked
liia path in safety, and soon stood on
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tne opposite bank. Awnir !, Im
Bow to the blacksmith's, so as to com
plete his errand and return by this pre
carious crossing before dark. Hut the
6mith had neglected his duty, and
Frank had to wait an hour or more for
we axes. At length they were done,
ana, with one tied at each end of a
strong cord, and this hung about his
necK, ne was off on the homeward trip.
To aid his walking he procured from
the thicket a stout cane. He had
hardly gone two miles when the duski
ness gathering in the woods denoted
the nearness of night; yet, as the moon
was riding high, he pushed on without
But as he was skirting a windfall of
trees, he came suddenly upor two or
three wolves, apparently emerging
irom their daytime hiding place for a
hunting expedition. Frank was con
siderably startled; but as they ran off
in the woods, as if afraid of him, he
took courage in the hope that they
wuuui not moicst mm. in a lew min
utes, however, they set np that dismal
howl by which they summon their
mates and enlarge their numbers; and
frank discovered by the sounds that
they were following him cautiously
at no great distance. rrequent re
sponses were also heard from more dis
tant points in the woods, and from
across the river. Iiy this time it was
becoming quite dark, the moonlight
penetrating the forest only along the
roadway and in occasional patehe
among the trees on either side, i inal
ly, just as he reached the ice-bridge.
the howling became still, a sign that
their numbers emboldened them to en
ter in earnest on the pursuit. The
species of wolves once so common in
the central states, and making the
early farmers so much trouble, were
peculiar in this respect thev were
great cowards, singly, and would trail
the heels of a traveler, howling for re
cruits, and not daring to begin the at
tack until they had collected a force
that insured success; then they became
fierce and bold, and more to be dread-
ed than any other animal of the wilder
ness. In the emergency he thought of the
axes, and, taking them from his neck,
cut the cord, and thrust his walking
stick into one as a helve, resolved to
defend himself to the last. At this in
stant he espied among the thick, up
heaved ice cakes two great fragments
leaning against each other in such
way as to form a roof with something
like a small room underneath. Here he
saw his only chance. Springing within,
he used the ax to chip oil other frag-
THE LAU TICKED HIS PATH IX SAFETY.
ments with which to close up the en
trance, and almost quicker than it can
be told had thus constructed a sort of
fort, which he believed would with
stand the attack of the wolves. At
nightfall the weather had become cold
er, and he knew that within a few min
utes the damp pieces of ice would be
firmly cemented together.
Hardly had he lifted the last piece to
its place, when the pack came rushing
about him, snapping and snarling, but
at first not testing the btrength of his
entrenchment. When soon they began
to spring against it and snap at the
corners of the ice, the frost had done
its work, and thev could not loosen his
hastily built wall. Through narrow
crevices he could look out at them, and
at one time counted sixteen grouped
togi-thpr in council. As the cold in
creased he had to keep in motion in
order not to freeze, and any extra
action on his part increased the fierce
ness of the wolves. At times they
would gather in a circle around him,
and, after sniffing at him eagerly, set
up a doleful howling, as if deploring
the excellent supper they had lost.
Ere long one of them found an open
ing large enough to admit its head; but
Frank was on the aiert and gave it
such a blow with an ax as to kill it.
Soon another tried the same thing,
and met with the same reception,
withdrawing and whirling round
several times and then dropping dead
with a broken skull. One smaller than
the rest attempted to enter, ajd. re
ceiving the fatal blow, crawled, in its
dying agony, completely into the iu
closure, and lay dead at Frank's feet.
For this he was not sorry, for his feet
were bitterly cold, and even the warm
carcass of the animal served to relieve
Toward morning, as the change of
weather continued and the waters of
the river began to diminish, there was
suddenly a prodigiaus crack and crash
of the ice-bridge, and the whole mass
settled several inches. At this the
wolves took alarm, and in an instant
fled. Perhaps they might have re
turned had not the crackling of the ice
repeated frequently. At length Frank
became alarmed for his safety, lest the
ice should break up In the current,
and, bringing his ax to bear, soon burst
his way out and fled to shore. Bat,
not seeing the ice crumble, be ventured
back to obtain the other ax, and then
hastened home to his employer. Dur
ing the day he skinned the wolves, and
within a fortnight pocketed the bounty
money, amounting in all to about one
hundred and fifty dollars. With the
money he made the first payment on a
large farm, which he long lived to
cultivate and enjoy, and under the sod
of which he found a quiet grave. N.
A Hard-Headed Man's Experience With
the Water Witch Twig.
"I am almost ashamed to tell it, and
people would laugh at me if my name
were given," remarked one of the best
known architects in the city of Louis
ville, and one who has figured promi
nently in the most important of recent
"It is a fact, though." he continued,
"and is something I will not undertake
to explain. At one lime I was engaged
to make out the plans for a large brick
yard. All went well until I reached
the subject of water supply. It was
supposed that water could be found in
abundance, as it had to be for brick
yard purposes. Every scientific method
known was exhausted in locating
water vein. Too much money had been
expended on the enterprise to change
the site of the plant.
"In absolute despair I was walking
over the grounds one day when the old
story of the water-witch twig occurred
to me. At first I laughed at the idea.
but it took hold of me and I could not
get rid of it. I looked all around to be
sure that no one was watching, and
then hunted for a twig. A peach-tree
fork is the kind mentioned, but an elm-
tree fork was all I could find. I cut it
so that each fork was about ten inches
long, and the butt piece, which was no
larger than my finger, about three
inches long. I caught hold of the ends
of the forked stick, one fork in either
hand, as one would do in picking up a
hay fork by the tines, and held them
so that the butt end assumed nearly,
but not quite, a vertical position. After
looking once more to be certain that
no one could see me and tell what
might have affected my reputation as
an architect, besides being a good joke.
I began to walk about where the water
was supposed to be.
"The twig did not vibrate any more
than would naturally follow the jarring
motion from walking, and I began to
walk about aimlessly, not watching
the twig, for I was thinking deeply
and seriously of some reasonable plan.
when suddenly my hands jerked as if
they had come in contact with an
electric battery and the butt of the
elm fork had curved over and down
ward about as far as it could without
breaking the prongs. I never was so
surprised in my life. I would not be
lieve it at first. As long as I remained
at that spot the twig bent and could
not be made to stand erect, but when
I moved away a short distance it would
Btraighten up as before. Time and
again I walked away and back again
before putting faith in the experiment.
It convinced me, however, and
marked the place. Sure enough we
found a fine supply of water, but 1
never told how the water vein was dis
covered. it developed that this water vein
followed a ledge of rock and afterward
1 followed up the vein with a forked
stick, and firmly believe that I can
follow up that ledge of rock and wa
ter vein from Louisville to West Point.'
PIRATE BECOMES AN EDITOR.
Such Was the History of the Father ol
the Japanese Press.
The "father" of the Japanese press
was a chemist with the easy and
euphonic name of Kishida Ghinkau
He had been a pirate and a mercenary
a kind of janissary in the service of
the old feudality. The revolution of
1308 having put an end to his occupa
tion, he turned his attention once more
to study, and became a chemist.
At that time the Japanese traders.
not possessing the same opportunities
as we have of making their wares
known to the public, had little squares
of paper printed, "cried" in the streets
and circulated among the inhabitants.
Kishida pondered over this, and a
happy inspiration came to him. Why
not collect all the advertisements on
one sheet, sandwiched betweens items
of news, after the manner of the Euro
peans, and publish it at intervals?
Kishida was a man of action he had
not been a soldier for nothing and he
quickly put his idea into practice.
The result was the appearance of the
Moshiwogoussa, the title being com
posed of three words, signifying re
spectively "the herbs of the sea," "salt"
and "wild herbs."
It is to be presumed that this meant
that the journal should contain all
sorts of information. The liberty of
the press was very restricted, so Kis
hida had to steer clear of politics; he
published items of news about society.
sensational trials, the arrival and de
parture of ships, etc. and (later on) in
stalments of a novel founded upon Ja
But Kishida, in spite of his energy
and versatility, did not escape the com
mon lot. The Moshiwogoussa had a
hard struggle to keep alive. Instead
of appearing regularly two or three
times a month as Kishida intended, it
appeared very irregularly, its publica
tion depending more upon the finan
cial resources of its proprietor than
upon the abundance of "matter."
People were glad to advertise in it.
but at a price which was not remuner
ative, and the general public preferred
to borrow rather than buy it. The dis
pensing room was the editorial sanc
tum. Kishida prepared prescriptions
and composed editorials simultaneous
ly. He worked hard, but the journal
was not a success.
At length the soldier-chemist sought
the assistance of a few of the chief
Japanese traders, who undertook to
help; capital swept all the difficulties
out of the way, and the journal thence
forward appeared regularly three
times a month. X. Y. Advertiser.
'I fear that Maud is developing 'new
sroman tendencies," said the anxious
'What has she been doing?" asked
the father, in genuine alarm. "Been
Oh, not so bad as that. But she
used a button-hook instead of a hair
pin, this morning, to fasten shoes."
Ci ncin nati Tribu ne. v
FAKE STOPS IN THE ORGAN
A Trade Secret In the Construction af the
Of all musical instruments known in
the present day the organ is undoubt
edly the "king." Not only in its com
plicated and ingenious mechanism or
in its wonderful control by the per
former, but in its powers of expression
and imitation of the various instru
ments of the orchestra it is unexceled.
Unlike other instruments that are per
fected both in voice and simplified
methods of playing such as the vio
lin, flute, clariouet, etc.. the organ as
it now stands, is still open to consider
able improvement, both in mechanical
and acoustic principles. To trace back
its history as far as even "Father
Smith" and "Kenatus Harris" (10S4) in
their competition for the organ a
the Temple church, Loudon, En
gland, and then trace up to the
present day. noting all the real
gradual improvements, would be an
interesting and laborious work; but
our object now is to take a glance at
the modern instrument and enable us
in choosing the very best, both mu
sically and economically; by the latter
we do not mean parsimony or hag
gling for a bargain, but making the
most of the means, whether it pro
ceeds from contributions or gifts. As
our churches are the disbursers of the
funds, very often perseveringly col
lected under not very encouraging
circumstances, it will be as well to
understand what is really required
and what is to be rejected.
ine word "stop means a "set or
rank" of pipes one to every kev on
the keyboard. The word does not re
fer in any way to the "knob" that the
organist pulls out or pushes in. It
seems necessary to explain this, as
many persons are unaware of it, and
are dazzled by the amount of "knobs'
thej' get for the money, and say, "Oh,
our organ has thirty stops, and cost
so and so," and "such a one's has thir
ty-six and cost only half that sum.
Now, in almost every specification
received from organ builders a cer
tain number of "fake" stops are
announced, in order to make it
appear a great deal for the money.
Among them are certain "mechanical"
contrivances, which produce certain
effects on the mechanism only, while
others are used to affect the speech of
the pipes. Others again are mere
"claptrap," and, as a rule, where these
are inserted the tender may be put in
the tire, as the builder is untrust
An idea may be formed of the use-
lessness of some of these bv the num
ber of them run into a parlor onran.
In the latter one may find eleven
"stops," and actually only two rows of
reeds, one hundred and twenty-two in
number; therefore really only two
stops, divided into treble and bass to
swell the number to four the re
mainder being made up of mechanical
claptrap. In the organ a good many
of these "accessories" are included as
stops, iow, let us examine them.
Among the really necessary mechanical
"knobs" may be noticed the various
couplers, these act on the keys and
enable the player to get the power of
two or more rows of keys with one nair
of hands. Providence Journal.
Not long since the daughter of an
American millionaire who has spent
much time abroad, and who has been
the object of a great deal of attention
and as much devotion as she would
tolerate, was approached as to the
possibility of her bestowing her hand
and fortune on a titled nonentity, who
had notaing to recommend him but a
coronet and an enormous aggregation
of great and small vices. The forture
of an English duchess was held up al
luringly before her eyes. Being a gen-
nine American girl, a westerner, by
the way, and full of that level-headed
ness that characterizes maidens of
that ilk, this damsel carefully sur
veyed the situation and, so to speak.
took account of stock. The blue pen
cil was drawn unsparingly through
the undesirable assets, and when she
had finished there was nothing left,
She sent her decision by special mes
senger to the crystalization of a long
ine of debauchery, and, by the same
hand, dispatched a letter by post to a
stalwart, clear-headed, clean-minded.
warm-hearted American, that be
might come over after her just as soon
as he chose. X. Y. Ledger.
Tnat Scared Feeling.
"Doctor," said the man who had been
ringing the door bell with spasmodic
violence, "do something for me. I don't
care much what it is, only do it right
hat s the matter? Sprained your
"No. nothing like that"
"Ah. I see. You've caught cold, and
have a sudden cough."
No 'tisn't cold."
Probably you've eaten something
that doesn't agree with you."
I don't think it can be exactly that.
You see, it's a complication. I've been
reading the list of symptoms in the
patent medicine advertisements; and I
tell you. I never realized till this min
ute that I'm almost dead. Washing
Taklna; It In.
Several ladies were talking about
scandal in high life at the mansion of
Mrs. Chaffie. Johnnie persisted in re
maining in the room, so Mrs. Chaffie
"Johnnie, go talk to your sister in
the next room; she must feel lone
some." "I guess not," replied Johnnie, "she
has got her ear glued to the keyhole.
She is having all the fun she needs."
A Lost Opportunity.
Mother Girls, you don't know how
near President Culture fad came to run
ning over me to-day.
Girls (disappointedly) Ob, mamma!
You might have been to distinguished!
Harper's Young People.
The tithes of the 40,000 Seventh
day Adventists amounted last year to
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
The first number of the Baptist
Missionary Review has been issued in
India. The editors are American Bap
tists, with nine corresponding editors.
The sultan of -Turkey is sending
out Mohammedan missionaries to Af
rica at his own expense, to counteract
the influence of the Christian mission
aries in that continent.
Chancellor Canfield has resigned as
head of the Nebraska state university,
and takes leave of the institution at
the close of the present school year.
He takes the presidency of the Ohio
state university of Columbus.
It is stated that the Methodist
Episcopal church of America has 4,325
native helpers in the foreign mission
field. The American board (Congrega
tional) lias 2,145. The Presbyterian
board has 1.523, and the Baptist board
Garrett Biblical institute at Evans
ton, 11L, has acquired the most exten
sive and valuable Methodist library in
the world. It contains 3,000 volumes.
and was secured through the efforts of
Rev. Charles H. Kelly, ex-president of
the British Wesley an conference.
The Young Woman's Friendly as
sociation of Paul, Minn., has
apartments for girls who clerk in
stores. The girls bring their lunches
to these comfortable rooms and rest
while eating or can secure a cheap
lunch at the rooms. Educational feat
ures are added. It is said that girls
come by the thousands.
The emperor of Germany has given
1,000 marks to the city mission of Ber
lin for the defrayal of the expenses
arising from keeping the Protestant
churches open daily. Both 'the em
peror and empress favor very much
this movement, and four churches
have already complied with the re
quest. Ihe empress has also given
1,000 marks to the city of Konigsberg
for the same purpose.
It is still customary in most known
Catholic countries for the dignitaries
of the church to wash the feet of
twelve paupers on holy Thursday, in
accordance with sacred precedent. In
England, however, for many centuries
this menial duty was discharged by
kings and queens, it being usual to
both cleanse and kiss the feet of as
many poor men and women as royalty
was years old, besides bestowing alms.
When Queen Elizabeth was thirty-nine
years of age she performed the cere
mony at Greenwich palace in manner
that was delightfully characteristic
lhe seventy-eight pauper feet were
first carefully washed in perfumed wa
ter by j eomen of the laundry, then her
virgin majesty came forward and dain
tily added a few finishing touches, not
forgetting, we trust, the osculatorv
benediction. The maids of honor,
meanwhile, were close at hand ready
to lighten, when necessary, the ardu
ous labors of their august mistress.
James II. was the last monarch who
personally carried out this observance.
It was afterwards done by almoners.
They Are Costly, Bat Their Charm May
Being photographed nowadays is an
elaborate process. Heretofore, when
a woman wanted her photograph
taken, she went to the studio and ar
ranged about the size of the picture
and the number she wanted. She gave
reassuring touch to her hair, sat
down before the camera, turned her
bead a little to the right or to the left.
as the artist desired, and, clamped on
either temple, gazed fixedly, insipidly
or otherwise, at a spot on the walL
Now the subjects "possibilities" are
studied in detail. Nothing is left to
accident. The fashionable woman car
ries her various gowns to the studio
with her, and tries them on, each in
turn, that the artist may decide which
suits her best. She pays fifty dollars
for the photographs.
Her hair is arranged by skillful hands
in different ways, that a style of coif
fure may be chosen which will be ap
propriate, not only to the contour of
her face and head, but to the environ
ments of the picture. The subject's
hands and arms are criticised, likewise
her throat and neck, to see whether a
severe high costume or an evening
gown shall be used. The topics of
backgrounds and accessories are dis
cussed. All of these tinted carbon photo
graphs are taken full length. May be
the subject will pose as a dame of the
First empire, with skimpy satin gown.
elaborate coiffure, jeweled girdle, fan
and inaigrette. Perhaps she stands,
half turned about, with her back to
the spectator, and her pure profile
deftly brought out on a dark velvet
curtain. All women would not look
charming in such a position. The
artist knows whom to choose, and the
subject will wonder at her own beauty
when she sees the picture.
A wilful, coquettish girl is posed as
a modern Priscilla. The quaint spin
ning-wheel and high-backed chair, the
small-paned window at the back of the
colonial room, form a charming con
trast with her rich brocade gown and
beaming face. The scant, puffed
sleeves set off the rounded arms, the
curve of the wrist, the hand that grasps
the wheel is like a rare old painting,
and the undulating outlines of the
figure are suggested, not revealed, by
the prim folds of the flowered silk
These latter-day photographs are
like paintings, and are likely never to
grow old-fashioned. They have the
charm that distinguishes the portrait
painters of the old English school; a
charm that custom will not stale. They
will not become out of date and gro
tesque, like the photographs of twenty
years ago, found in family albums. In
those days a woman was hired to put
the lights in the eyes, color the cheeks,
and paint the ribbon bows and artifi
cial flowers of the ladies and the gay
neckties and buttonhole bouquets of
the gentlemen. The new photographs,
be it a hundred years hence, always
will be things of beauty, no matter
what evolutions, contractions, or dimi
nutions mar befall woman's dress. N.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
A monument to the memory of Ed
gar Alien Poe Li proposed by the Balti
more Sun. which says: "There is no
city which should feel greater interest
in a memorial of him' than Baltimore,
where part of hi-, iife was passed, and
where, 'afterlife's fitful fever, he sleeps
William E. Gladstone continues to
be an omnivorous reader. Hardly s
new book of any importance comes out
in England that he is not one of its
earliest perusers. If he is especially
pleased with the book he is very apt
to send a complimentary letter to the
Every year Worth sent to the Em
press Eugenie a large bouquet of
Parma violets tied with a mauve rib
bon on which was his name em
broidered in gold. This was in mem
ory of her patronage at the time when
her whim could make or ruin a Paris
Senor Canovas del Castillo, at the
head of the new Spanish ministry, is
one of the homeliest men in Europe,
being squat, paunchy, and unsy in
metrical, with a face that is intensely
unprepossessing. He is a reactionist
of the most pronounced kind and a
thorough believer in the divine right
of kings to do as they everlastingly
please. His wife is a very haughty
and unpopular woman.
Maurice Barres, one of the bright
est and least scrupulous of the newer
French authors, has just given up the
managemeut of La Cocarde. He has
written some psychological novels of
decided merit, in which he preaches
the study of self, a kind of end of the
nineteenth century version of Socrates'
Gnottri seaution. He plunged into
Boulangism, as he says, partly for fun,
and is now a radical socialist.
Baron Max Guido von Thielman,
who is to succeed Baron von Saurina
Jeltch as German ambassador at Wash
ington, was born in 1S46. He began his
diplomatic career in Washington, and
since then has served in a half dozen
capitals of Europe. He is a great
linguist, and is said to have written a
short account of the surrender of Sedan
in Sancrit for his Berlin teacher. He
has written several books of travel.
James Anderson, a tragedian of the
Macready school, died recently in Lon
don at the age of eighty-four. He
joined Macready 's company in 1337,
and was the first impersonator of many
well-known characters Mauprat. in
Richlieu;" Claude Melnotte, in the
"Lady of Lyons;" Charles Courtly, in
London Assurance," and Ingomar. He
appeared as Othello at the Broadway
theater in 1S4G, and during the fifties
made several visits to this country as a
star. His last appearance was in Lon
don in ls73 as Antony in "Antony and
Good prices ruled at a recent sale
of mediievul books in London. A Latin
Bible of the thirteenth century from
the Palatine library at Mannheim, with
miniatures by a French and by an Ital
ian artist, brought 2,450; another of
the same century, made in England,
$1,300; Metelin's 49-line Bible, 1460, the
rarest of all the Latin Bibles, SI, 000.
The Biblia Pauperum, a block book of
40 pages, representing the life and pas
sion of Christ, fetched 51,775; a fifteenth
century manuscript of Ovid, magnifi
cently illuminated, $3,250, and a tenth
century Latin Psalter from the duke of
Sussex's collection, $1,500. A "Boke of
Divers Fruytful Ghoostly Matters," by
William Caxton, 1490, sold for $585, and
Martin Frobtsher's "A True Discourse
of the Late Voyages of Discoveries for
the Finding a Passage to Cathaya by
the Northwest, 1578, very rare, brought
A New Degree of Affinity. A.
kIIe is a relation of yours by marriage.
I believe?" I!. "Yes, he married my
A Tonsorial Appellation. "Why
did you tell me Junkins was a commer
cial barber?" "He is He shaves notes."
Detroit Free Press.
Uigbee "Why do you ask me for
information if you consider me such an
ignoramus?" Mrs. Uigbee "I merely
wish to prove it." Harlem Life.
-Mrs. Jackson "Do you call this
sponge cake? Vthy, it is as hard as
stone. Cook "les, mum, that's the
way a sponge is liefore it is wet. Soak
it in vour tea." Truth.
Visitor "Why, Mabel, how you
grow? ton will soon be a woman.
Mabel "I hope not. Grown people
have to wait until a person is gone be
fore they can tell what they think of
her." Boston Transcript.
"Pity a poor blind man with a
large family!" cried a wayside beggar.
And how many children have you.
unfortunate man?" asked a lady, in
great concern. "How can I tell,
madam? I can't see 'em." Tit-Bits. .
Louise "Marie had a lovely wed
ding, but what made the bride and
groom go up the aisle hand-in-hand?
Blanche " hy, don't you know? Hei
sleeves were so long she couldn't take
his arm." Louisville Courier-Journal.
The postmaster's boy and the pro
fessor's boy were playing together. A
question of precedence arose, and the
professor's boy exclaimed: "You ought
to let me go first! My fathers's an A.
M." "Huh!" replied his companion.
That's nothing. My father's P. M.'
Harper's Young People.
"I tell you," said Mr. Proud paugh.
that boy of mine is a wonder. He hat
the signs of extraordinary genius
stamped all over him in display type."
"Indeed? He must be a phenomenon.
"He is. De is only six years old and
writes a hand like Horace Greeley's
and sings worse than Trilby." Wash
He looked up very humbly, and
said be was sorry to be found in such
a place, but he could assure the court
that he was never in the prisoner's box
before. "What, never?" asked the
judge, with some severity. "Look
a-here, judge," said the culprit, "name
tit- fine, but don't spring that old 'Pin
afore' joke on a fellow." Household