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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOCKL
TO MY SWEETHEART.
O hcre s to the sweetheart I never have
-The one fairest woman my ld&J, my
"HV'ho thralls me v;lth mystery, calls me her
nd sweeps up 1 he stairs of my heart to
'yith a pride of possession so charmingly
'That I smile at the confident sound of her
.Jls I reach out my arms with a yearn'r.g
X'uderstands as she sinks on my v.-eiconV.ng
VTith a look so appealing, so fond and
The dear Utile sweetheart I never have
Her eves are the eyes of a dove, and her
Js a liit of old Egypt a dream of the
-As It lies like an Island of rubies a-shine
In a sea of warm lilies and all of them
Vo chir.el of Athens no graver of Rome
yo mas'.cr a'nroau, and no painter at home.
E'er co'oi e-J a Venus or carve d a Faustino.
Jls fai: as my sweetheart I iitver have
Her voiee Is a lute, and the coil of her arm
Is a ciJe-ncu of love, as she cuddles her
Girlish head on my breast, while her lips
seek my own
With a rapture that's only an answering
3 have sjazed on the beauty have feasted
On the fairest of earth, of all climates and
Xut Or-.-jce hath no Helen, and Egypt no
To niatUi with my sweetheart I never have
James X. Matthews, In New Bohemian.
SANGER ISLAND LIGHT.
Capt. Brown Relates a Tragedy
That Occurro Thore.
"flprr fr!ay Twelve Victim At First
a Mystrry ."o Trace Could Ilo Found
liow tlie idi.4 Were Discovered
JI other and Uulie.
S COMMANDER cf
the llurringutta I
f.-om Allahabad to
Calcutta by th.;
with 120 invalided
from the Cav.n
poieand Delhi gar
risniis. Abreast of
station we were
signaled as fol
some calamity has
"befallen Rang-T island light station.
Troc-i'd there with all possible speed,
land with sufficient force, ascertain
cause and report by sigr.al through
Kedgeree station. 15y order of Hnili
day, lieutenant governor." On making
out the message I turned sharp round
and proceeded down stream with the
rushing ebb t:dt everylody wonder
ing what could have happened. It was
suggested that perhaps the relels were
making a flank movement and destroy
ing the light towers and beacons of the
dangerous channels. If that should
prove to be the cn.se we were likely to
have hot work to do. Long before we
sighted the Sanger light tower over the
skirt of the great jungle all hands,
tailors and soldiers, .irnicd and ready
inr action, crowded the fore deck
straining for the first sight of the sta
tion, the prospective scene of battle and
Finally Kedgeree station came in
fight, with danger signals Hying at its
flagstaff; and then, about live miles
distant, the tall red and white tower
of Sanger island, its light still burning,
Although the sky was cloudless and the
afternoon sun blazed with unusual
brightness over the jungle land on
either side, and the dangerous clian
I els through the world's most dreaded
quicksands. There was no longer any
doubt that some dreadful calamity
really had befallen the lonely station.
As we neared, a fever of excitement
arose among the soldiers. We had
rearcely anchored when some of the
Highlanders, fully armed, jumped
overboard and swam to the landing,
while the others struggled for places in
iny launch. We pulled hastily fur the
tdiore, and in a few minutes my little
force of ten Ln-skars and other sailors
and soldiers was drawn up before
the gateway in the high wall that in
closed the station and its grounds. Dut
the gate was locked on the !side. Xo
signs cf footmarks could Ik- seen, nor
coiiid sounds of any hind be heard.
XotLing ominous was to be seen ex
cept, hih above us. the In'.-ieon light
revolving weirdly round and round.
Thesnllen looks of the soldiers changed
to bewilderment and disappointment
as the boatswain called down from the
top or the scaling ladder: "I can see no
signs of life, sir, about the buildings or
grounds. Only there's a queer, warn
ing kind of look about the place. I5et
ter be on guard against surprise."
Then, descending on the inside, he
found the Key in its place and ojiened
the gate. I marched in at the head of
my force, cautiously, of course, every
noment expecting a sudden volley
from a hidden enemy; but all remained
still as death. I drew up my men at the
foot of the broad stairway of the dwell
ing, up which I proceeded with ten sol
diers, pausing every step to listen,
ready to fire at an instant's notice. Dut
there was no sound. Even when we
were at'the stair head no sign appeared
except a littledisordtrof the sheets and
piilows of six mattresses which lay on
the floor along the front of the long
broad veranda that opened towards the
sea. In the armory all was in order, end
in the dining-room the table was laid
with nine covers, just as the servants
had prepared it the night before. In
the superintendent's bedroom, near the
open window, a baby's little cot stood
empty beside the bed of the father and
niothter also empty. Yet even there
we found no signs of any sudden awak
ening or struggle except two slightly
rumpled sheets near the doorway, and
a few tiny crimson spots on them and
on the baby's pillow; but of this none
of us at first took much notice. Even
the little vigil lamp under a picture of
the Virgin and Child on the miniature
shrine in a corner of the room was still
burning. Near this was a framed pho
tograph of a baby girl smiling on its
mother's knee, the father looking lov
ingly on. While some of us remained,
looking sadly on the seemingly happy
group, straining our thoughts in won
der as to what had befallen the
originals, a Highland soldier, who,
after an intense, st.irtled look at the
picture, had been closely scanning the
LEAI'KD ONTO HOWS OF
tiny crimson spots on the baby's pillow.
suddenly sprang up as if an arrow had
struck him and cried out: "There's
been a murder here. sir. These spots
are blood." And, snatching up his dirk,
brandished the blade above his head
and cried, apiia and again: "Wae!
wae! to him that has spilt ae drap o'
that bonnie bairn's blood! It's Donald
that'll drain his last drap to avenge it!"
As Donald's, fierce ejaculations rang
through the rooms and dovn the stair
way, the eor.Mral, followed by his men,
came r'hing in with lived bayonet:;;
but seeing n-.ihii.g but 1 o:. aid. gazing
on the photograph, they fell back to the
foot of the stairway, and we all fol
lowed. Missing Donald, I pre-ently re
turned, and found Donald still look
ing at the photograph, muttering to
himself. Xot icing the approach of
some one, he looked up and said: 'I
will be in my place in a minute-, cap
tain, tlnly there's something in this
picture that holds me back. I cannot
just make out the features, but there's
a something in the smile of that bairn.
Kir, that calls back the old home, and
memories of Xora." sai.l Donald,
after a short pause, while tears began
to force themselves from his war
I clapped bin; sympathetically on the
f.lioulder, and said: "Donald, 1 feel for
you, but the night is ih-awing on. The
mystery has yet to be solved, and the
murderers to be" "slain, sir, slain!"
cried Donald, as he bounded down the
stairway to his place in the ranks.
I first signalled to Kedgeree: "Fear
station staff are all murdered. As yet
no trace of murderers."
Then we proceeded in three detach
ments to make a minute search of the
outhouses, cellars anil grounds, but
discovered no clew. We had halted to
consider what was to be done, when
Rp.injnn, the Lascar boatswain, an old
shickaree, or jungle hunter, salaamed
and Siiid: "Capt. Sahib, a tiger has
done this work."
"Av.h.n!" cried everybody. "A tiger
take the whole stalT of 12 pe-ople over
that ten-foot wall?"
"Yes. a tiger." repeated Damjan; and
continuing in his own tongue, he said:
"Don't you remember. Sahib, that
night in the S'.mderbur.ds, when the
two Shetland pony colts were taken
from the midship deck; or that morn
ing near the Mullah pilot station when
a baby was stolen from the high stock
adei! Shickaree village from it smother's
arms, and left no trace of what stole it
but a few tiny spots just like these?
Don't you remember how the mother
screamed when she awakened and
touiul her baby gone am! biood drops
on her breast'.' It is all dtnc, sir. in a
chick, clinch, chuck one, two. three.
1 saw it once with my own eyes. Sev
en of us were hunting in the jungle
and I. being a boy. was made to sleep
in the back pr.rt of the irrt. th-.- other
nix lving side bv side ltwecn me and
!VA H l ( !
"wak! wae! to him that has spilt ae
ii:op of that ba;i:x's r.t.ooa."
the door. A little before daybreak I
saw two bails of fire shining from a
huge crouch ng figure that terrified me
into helplessness. It came nearer and
nearer, lleaehing my companion, it
paused an instant, raised its head,
again paused, then its hi:re paw closed
like the snap of an iron vice on my com
panion's throat. Them, twitching the
body over his back, the crouching beast
slid out like a snake, and with a few
bounds disappeared in the jungle. I
seized the big brass cymbals and began
clashing them and shrieking until the
hunters from a neighboring cams
came to my rescue; and about 100 yardi
away, my six companions were found
all lying in a line, their bodies whole,
but their blood drained to the last drop
from the fang holes in their throats.
Yes, Sahib, a tiger has done this work,"
repeated Ramjan as he finished, and
gave a furtive glance towards the deep
ening shades of the jungle.
Ramjan's soiution was the only one
available, and soon a trail of spots was
discovered, dried by the fierce sun, yet
ominous that beyond were at least
some remains. of what we were look
ing for. I'rcfiting by Ramjan's warn
ing, I formed my men into a square as
if to resist a cavalry charge; then, as
cending the- ladder, I saw just in front
of me a monster tigress, in act to
spring. Shouting: "Stand firm." I let
myself drop down inside the wall, just
as the monster, intoxicated from the
sanguinary revel, sprang, first on the
wall, and thence in her mad fury on
the square of bristling bayonets. Rid
dled by bullets and pierced by repeated
Ftabs of bayonets, and boarding pikes,
she gave a wild death roar. Then her
two cubs, yelling with fear, scrambled
up tile waik; but no sooner were Ihey on
the top than another shower of rifle
bullets brought them down inside the
incio.sure, and they were thrown iu a
heaj) with their reeking mother.
"I'.urn them," cried some. "Koast
her and her w helps with her, as we did
Nana Sahib and her whelps on cur
March to Caw npore," yelled others.
Aiid under -zn armfuls of wood and a
barrel of oil from the lamp cellar, the
three striped demons of the jungle
v ere soon consumed to ashes, amid the
exulting yells of the men.
IVit 1. mi sing Donald's tall form and
divining something of the cause, again
hastened tip the sealing ladder, closely
followed by the soldiers. We were just
entering the jungle when we came up
on him. lie had baited and stooped to
look at something white in the long
jungie grass; then springing suddenly
ctect. dropping his musket and stretch
ing his hands to Heaven, he cried in a
oice of agony : "Almighty (hid! It is
Nora!" and the stalwart warrior sank
on his knees sobbing like a little chiid.
Again and again he kissed the white,
cold hands then folding them tender
ly across her breast, he took up the
bloodless body of the dead babe, and
laid it beside its mother. Tears filled
the eyes of till those rude, war-hard"
ened men, as they stood by, re-sting
upon their muskets, gazing on the pa
We found the bodies of the other
ictinis not far away, and laid them in
a single grave. Dut Xora and her baby
we buried apart from the rest, with a
little wooden cross to mark the spot;
'iid just as the ha-ha of the jackal be
gan to sound from the depths of the
jungle, we tired a parting salute and
leturiie-d to the llurriiigutta.
Capt. William 1!::ow.i.
The riineH tVilewska.
The emperor of the French was still
at War-aw. The 1'olish capital was gay
and irivoloiis. New hopes had awakened
the spirit of folly in the aristocracy,
and the "iibcrnK.r," now at the very
height of his physical power, wasntcn
conspicuous in the revels. In the mter
a!s of his serious labors Xapoleon
rave way to a life of sens'ialiiv. an 1
the women were .prodigal of their
charms. One of them was the well
known Countess WalewsV-, a beau
tiful woman, who, while y- a child,
had been forced into wedlock with an
aged nobleman. She w as now made to
feel that, t he futuie of htr -'o;:itry
depended upon her captivating Napo
leon, for he had singled her out as ihe
most beautiful of all the crowd which
messed around him on his entry. In
dignant when the proposition was first
made, she finally listened to the flabby
morality of her friends, and gave an
unwilling consent. It is thought that
her child was the first born to Napo
leon, and that this fact. v.r.ibinc: w ith
his disgust for .Josephine's incessant
and inconsistent outpourings of jeal
ous complaint as to his conduct, had
much to do with his attitude con-ern-ing
the political advantages of the di
voriv. Such wis the young i'olish
noblewoman's eventual devotion to the
father of her child that throughout
his consilient life in 1-hirope she ran
every risk to be near her idol, and ac
tually followed him to Elba. Piof. W.
M. Sloa:ie in Century.
tlirl ushers have just been ap
pointed in the Arkansas City, Kan.,
opera house in place of men hitherto
employed. There are six of them, and
they ar alleged to have been chosen
from among "the handsomest yetmsr
ladies ia the city."
TESTING THE ORES.
How Samples from the DiRKing Are Pre
pared for the Away Otnre.
To the uninitiated but observant
6tranger who wanders up and down in
the labyrinth of shafts and tunnels,
diggings and dumps of a genuine min
ing cam) perhaps there is no subject
more full cf interest than the process
by which a lump of brown ore, which,
to his inexperienced eye, looks not in
the least attractive, is mad-? to yield
its share of silver and gold, or the
means and methods by which the min
ing man at his diele so confidently as
sures him that a ton of that ore will
go S2.33 ounces in silver and S17.55 in
gold. Even the eastern mining expert
or graduate from some mining school
will wonder how. in the log cabin or
pine shanty, destitute of all the elab
orate paraphernalia to whi'di he has
been accustomed, these results are so
readily and accurately obtained.
As a general rule tin: majority of the
ores, except those containing the pre
cious metals, for purposes of purchase
and sale are valued according to the
cost of miningand shipping, so that, ex
cept for metallurgical purposes, it is un
necessary to seek to determine with
much acenrae-y the contents and value
of such ores. In case of ores rich in
the precious metals, however, it is en
tirely different, as in their purchase
and sale both parties, the buyer as well
as the seller, want to ascertain ac
curately and to a certainty the value
of the entire lot. The methods by
which this knowledge is obtained are
so simple as to be easily understood
and practiced by many a man who does
not know the technical symbols of the
metals he is determining or could not
give a scientific exposition of the proc
ess, but. nevertheless, in hK line, he
is an accurate and successful assayer.
When a ;i:nntiiy of ore is to be sam
pled for assaying it is first broken by
an ordinary rock crusher into pieces
the si;:e of an English walnut, after
w hich it is shoveled hack into the car,
but in such a manner that every fifth
shovelful is thrown aside by itself, the
remaining four-fifths being finally
taken away. This fifth portion, known
as the "sample." is then reduced to a
much greater degree of fin-ness by
means of Cornish rolls. If is then piled
on the floor in a com1, flattened out.nud
divided into four eip:nl xrtions, and
tv.oopj'ositc'iiiartersare then removed.
The remaning fiuarters .re again
thoroughly mixed and again piled in
a cow. flattened and quart'-red: this
operation being ri peatcd until the sam
ple is reduced to ;oo pounds, it is then
w ighi'd repeatedly for the purpose of
determining the amount of moisture
contained in the ore, which in some
ores, especially thos- of tee concen
trates, is so considerable as to make
a very appi ecial-le difference in the
weight, .'he moisture is then expelled
and the ore is crushed to such a degree
of fineness that it can bepass-d through
a sice containing loo holes to the linear
inch. The sample is next put up in
small bottles, which tire sealed with
sealing wax and then stamped for the
purpose of preventing the uossibility
of their being opened or tampered w ith
The above is the process of sampling
used among the mines, and the sam
ple is now ready to be assayed, but
only a small portion if it will be used
for that purjiose, and the quantity gen
erally taken is what is known as an
"assay ton," which weighs "O.H'ili milli
grams, or a little more than 4.V) grains
troy weight. This definite1 amount is
taken, partly as a matter of conven
ience, and also liecause the assayer
wishes to ascertain, as quickly as issi
ble, how many ounces of th precious
metals to the ton an1 contained in this
ore. The method used depends upon
the followng principle: The avoirdu
pois grams ton of 2.IK)-) pound" contains
L'.l.H'i'i ounces troy weight: hence, when
2!t.b"ii milligrams of the unassuyed ore
are taken, the weight of the resulting
"button" of gold or silver in the milli
crams represents at once, without any
further calculation, th'- number of troy
ounces of gold or silver in theaoirdu
pois ton of the ore.
This method was invented in the
Columbia School of Mines in New York
city and in in general uue throughout
the world w hercver there is a- say :ng tc
be done. Doston Transcript.
The lure of the Kect.
"There is no necessity whatever foi
o much complaint of the feet if ju-ople
couid only be induced towcar the prop
er kind of siioes.'Vaid a surgeon who
has made the foot the subject of sjiecial
studv. "The great mistake that is
made ;s i:i selecting shoe.- that are too
short. No matter how loose they tire,
the shortness is the cause of the trouble.
The ends of the bones -are crowded
together, and with t)ittinual grinding
an iVi-bation takes place and an inflam
mation is set up that may it main as
long ;.s life l::s!s. French women are
admitted as having the most beautiful
feet of any women in the world, and the
reasrii of this is that they refuse to
wear short shoes, but select those that
are long enough to give the feet er
feet freedom. The average worn:, r. w ho
wears a No. ? D. would find her health,
comfort and appearance greatly im
proved by selecting a 4JiC. The most
important of all items in getting shoes,
after the proper length is secured, is to
have them fit snugiy around the instep.
This keeps the foot from driving for
ward in'o the- shoe, as it would do we're
It lojs.' over the instep. Large shoes
ullo'.v the toes to press forward, and
are more injurious than snug ones; in
deed, it is easy t o see how t he feet work
ing e n an incline will crow d down upon
the toes, putting the d-licate bones out
of place, and la ing the train for uu end
of misery." N. V. Ledger.
First Detective Strange tha' I did
n't recognize him! I thought l'.l know
him in any disguise.
Second Detective ?5ut when he wa.t
O.'-gl.T he hail no disguise.
First Detective Oh! that accounta
ftr it.- -Vuck.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH
The friends of Mrs. Aga.ssiz bare
contributed 0,000 to Kadeliffe college
to be used for the establishment of an
Elizalieth Cary Agassiz scholarship,
There are at present two Chinese
girls at the University of Michigan.
One of them. Miss Sine, has been elected
secretary of the senior class. The ulti
mate object of these women is to return
to China as Christian medical mission
Speaking in Dundee liev. D.Macrae
said that Carlyleism was not Chiisthm
ity, but it represented an indispensable
part of true religion and indie-ated a
sublime rule of life which Christ ian'.ty
included and, with its higher inspira
tions, made more capable of achieie-ment-
Iiev. Dr. Samuel J. Xiccolls, pastor
of the Second Presbyterian church at
St. Louis, a jiosition he has held for SO
years, has declined the presidency of
Lane seminary at Cincinnati, lie de
clares that he prefers St. Louis to Cin
cinnati both as a place of residence and
as a plai'e of Ialor.
Though s.755 persons nttended lec
tures at the University of Derliu in the
last winter semester, only 5,C31 of them
were matriculated students, the other
3,124 leing persons who had merely
permission to listen to the lectures. In
Munich and Leipzig, the two next larg
est universities of lierimmy the number
of such "listeners" was only SO and 127
respectively, out of over .5,1100 students
llishop Ryan (Roman Catholic), of
Buffalo, has administered a public re
buke to Rev. (ieorge Zurcher. pastor of
St. Joseph's church, Duffalo, for having
said on a recent occasion that the Cath
olic church in this country suffered
more from the opposition of foreign
priests than from "Freemasonry, l'rot-e-staiitism
and Apaism put together,"
and for indu'ging in criticisms of the
Dope Leo XUI.'s name s in the
Index Expurgatorious and he cannot
get it out. While still Cardinal Pecci
he wrote a book called "Del sangue
saerati-simo di Maria," :i plea for the
establishment of a feast day in honor
of the blood of the Holy Virgin. The
book was condemned at the time, and
the Index has opposite its name the
note: "The author, in a praiseworthy
ijiar.iir, made submission and disap
proved of his owu work. ' The infalli
bility of the pope applies only to mat
ters of dogma; it cannot cover acts
done before his elevation, or even acts
w hile li' is pope not done as .head of
DIME NOVELS WANING.
lU-udiiig Matter for Hoys ltrtter Than a
A great deal has he-en said lately
about the reading of prcniciou liter
ature by boys, but the liook statistics
show- that in this rcsjiect the world is
much better than it was a generation
ago "Dlood and thunder" stories ar-;
not so numerous to-day as they were,
simply because the demand for them
has greatly diminished. In the old days
there se'cmed to be an idea that there
were but two-kinds of books for boys to
choose from. On the one hand were thi
trashy tales of adventure and on the
Dther hand the tame and unexciting
"Sunday school" stories. A boy's mind
craves stirring action, and therefore it
is no wonder that between "Dare Devil
Dick, the Terror of the Plains" and
"Honest Samuel; or Virtue Its Own Re
ward," he should choose the former.
Dut to-day the book marts ere filled
with volumes which are sure to please
the youthful mind, while exerting
naught but good influences. Hoys of
to-day are reading good, whedesonie
literature, without too much flavor of
the "blood and thunder" and yet not
insipid. William O. Stoddard, tht well
known reviewer, and himself a writer
of boys' stories, notes the changing
taste and says: "In better supply and
in steadily increasing demand are the
better class of historical stories. The
lists of our large houses for the past
season are worth looking at in refcenc::
to this point. It is not enough to say
that parents and guardians do mst of
the holiday buying. They know what
will be most acceptable to their own
young eople, and that is what they
select. That, therefore, is what the in
teliigjnt publisher provides most of next
time, and he at once confers with or
sends suggestions to his most valuable
authors. One well-known author of
young eoplc's books ha-s received with
in the past six weeks applications from
r.o less than four prominent house- for
'a Ixxik based upon American his'ory.
with the added assurance that such
books are selling the best of any. Mere
adventure, mere exciting trash of any
kind, seems to be a bae-k numlier. It is
cot a contradiction of all this that such
writers as Jules Verne and Rider Hag
gard have found hosts of young readers.
So they did, and old fellows of read
them to this day. Some have been
caught reading 'Robinson Crusoe.'
Verne wrote burlesques of science, ex
ploration and discovery, while Hag
t aid's best successes were won with wild
carie-aturvs of Stanley in Africa. dashed
wit.i the "Aribian Nights. Tl:e-e has
been an end of this epidemic, bo - the
wholesome, universal craving for the
other kinds of literature indi atd
steadily increases. The common schools
have had a great deal todo with this im
provement in juvenile literature. The
boys and girls are continually rece'ving
more and better mental training."
Troy (X. V.) Times.
Diibi't Have Supper Ready.
She glanced at him pitilessly.
"To think that I should have mar
ried such a man."
lie cowered beneath her angry
"Why didn't your father teach yon
how to cook instead of letting yoi lrit
ter away your time at the piano?"
Without waiting for a reply she
grabbed her hat and .started forarea-t-urat'i.
X. V. World.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
E. P. Haskell, whom the governor
of Massachusetts has just appointed to
fill the vacancy on the board of Metro
politan Park commissioners, was bora
in Livermore, Mo., in 1837. He is editor
and part owner of the Boston Herald.
Simon Boliver, the liberator of
Venezuela, is represented by an eques
trian statue in Central park, Xew
York, while George Washington is hon
ored by a statue in a square in Caracas.
There is hardly a house in Caracas that
has not in it a picture of Washington.
There is now living in Hartland,
Me., at the ripe age of 73 years, one of
Maine's notable widows. This is Mrs.
Ellen rhillips, relict of George, a
brother of Wendell Phillips. Her hus.
band was a graduate of Harvard col
lege, a member of the famous class o
'28, among his classmates and intimate
iriends being Dr. O. W. Holmes and
James Freeman Clarke. . .
W. D. Howells bought some goods
in a New York store one day and tho
proprietor telephoned his publishers
in Boston: "A man named Howells
refers to you. Do you know him?
Commenting upon this incident tha
Boston Herald mournfully remarks?
"And yet that benighted metropolij
frequently refers to itself as a literary
President Crespo, of Venezenla, i?
a tall, heavy man with a countenance
revealing force and determination. He
is verv abstemious in his habits and
generally goes to bed at eight o'clock
in the evening. He is in the habit of
summoning his minister to him at sun
rise. He is fond of cattle-ranching,
and owns a large number of acres not
far from the Venezuelan capital. He is .
a fine equestrian.
It is not often that public speakers
with a reputation own to the value of
their delivery, but a certain popular
preacher once found it very useful.
Some wicked members of his congrega
tion pressed him to publish hissermons,
which they had good reason to believe
were plagiarized from other divines.
But he was even more aware of it than
they were. "No," he said; "I will not
do that, for if I published them they
wouhl lose so much in manner."
James narvey Partridge, probably
one of the oldest of New York's public
school teachers, died recently at Cran
ford. X. J., aged 85. Mr.' Partridge
gained considerable repute as an author
of scientific and educational works, and
was a frequent contributor to scicntuio
publications. He was weii known, als-,
as the possessor of a w ide range of
knowledge, on educational subjects,
and as a learned Biblical scholar. H
was said to have one of the finest pri
vate reference libraries in that part of
A bicycle is always tired, and al
ways ready to lie down. West Union)
A man's cup of happiness is never
full, because there is no bottom to it.
The proper height f ora lady to raise
her skirt on a muddy day is a little
over two feet. The Waterbury.
"Doctor, I want a tooth pulled.
I'm a great coward when it comes to
enduring pain, and yet I'm afraid of
both laughing gas and chloroform,
"You might be happy with ether."
"Have you noticed," said a man to
Dumas, "that it is impossible to make
an imbecile acknowledge that he is an
idiot?" "Of course," replied Dumas;
"the moment he admitted he was an
idiot he would no longer be one." La
"I don't know whnt action 1 ought
to take in this cas-," mused Banks.
"Say, Rivers, if you went to see a man
to collect a bill and he told you to go
to t he devil, what would you do?" "I'd
go and sec a lawyer," answered Rivers.
"I don't think it's fair, Josiah,"
said Mrs. Chugwater, as the attendants
bathed her sprained ankle with sooth
ing lotions and wrapped bandagvs
about it. "Your're the one that always
carries the accident insurance policies
and I'm the one that's always getting
hurt!" Chicago Tribune.
As it Struck Her. Mrs. Malaprop
"This horse-less carriage is bound to
be a great success." Mrs. Cobwigger
"What makes you thin. so?" Mrs.
Mala prop "Why, just, think of the
niimlHT of persons there are in tho
world who can't afford to keep a horse!-
Not a Political Economist. "1
don't think that Senator Sorghum is
very much of a iolitical economisi,"
remarked the every -dnye'tizen. "Econ
omist!" echoed the inside worker; "I
should say not. When he gits aftel a
convention he's lib'ral to the point of
extravagance ! " Washington Star.
Their Flmt lee.
"One of the funn:cst sights I ever .sew
a-as a South Sea islander with his first
chunk of ice." remarked the captain,
of a trading schooner. "I was lying
at anchor at one of the Navigator
island-, once when some of tha natives
came aboard. It was an awfully hot
day, and I had just been getting some
ice up from be.'ow. The natives looked
at it curiously and so I handed one a
chunk. The moment it touched hia
hand he dropped it like a hot shot and
loeiked at his palms to sec if they were
burned. After a deal .-f jabbering they
all sat around it and watched it melt.
They couldn't understand it at all,
and when there was nothing left but a
wet spot on the deck they sat around
it ansl discussed the phenomenon. I
put a piece of ice in my mouth and then
gave them some. They shifted it from,
hand to hand like a hot coal, put tiie
tips of their tongues to it gingerlj.and
anally swallowed the chunk. It waa
a source of great wonder to them."
San Francisco Post.
In the 17th tentury sassafras
largely exported from many part ot
America to Europe as a speci3e in rrt
oos cutnne'ius diseases.