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I looked into baby eyes of blue,
While my thoughts were far away—
Into beautiful'orbs in whose liquid light ,*j"ijff
Shone a life that was bounded by play. -V" 5
But a grieved look came to the rosy lips
And a cloud o'er the lustrous eyas, .»„
As earth darkens when hideth the sun god away
And obscured is the blue of the skies.
I smiled in the dear little, pensive face,
But she gave me no answering smile,
And I wondered—when down o'er my cheek tan
That had filled my sad eye£.erstwhile.
Ajid I thought how strange that the baby eyes
behold what the world could not see,
Fofcjthe wise had replied to the smile on my lips,
While the child heart responded to me.
—Rose VanB. Speece in Scranton Republican.
HOW WE GET OUR TEETH.
It la an Interesting a S at
An eminent dentist is authority for
tne following interesting explanation:
It would take too long to describe
tne formation of the teeth, but it may
interest you Jo kkow that the enamel
is derived in the first place from the
epithelium, or scarf skin, and is in fact
modified sk: while the dentine, of
which the bulk of the teeth is com
posed, is derived from the mucous lay
er below the epithelium.
Lime salts are slowly deposited, and
the tooth pulp or nerve is the last re
mains of what was once a pulpy mass
of the shape of the future tooth, and
even the tooth pulp in the old people
sometimes gets quite obliterated by
calcerous deposits. The 32 permanent
teeth are preceded by 20 temporary de-.
ciduous or milk teeth.
These are fully erupted at about 2 or
2V» years old, and at about 6 years of
age a wonderful process of absorption
sets in by which the roots of the tem
porary teeth are removed to make
room for the advancing permanent
ones. The crowns of the former, hav
ing no support, become loose and fall
One would naturally suppose that
the advancing permanent tooth was a
powerful factor in the absorption of
Its temporary predecessor, but we have
many facts to prove that it has no in
fluence whatever. Indeed, the interest
ing phenomena of the eruption and
succession of the teeth are very little
I may remark in passing that a child
of 6, who has not yet lost any tem
porary teeth, has in its Jaws, either
erupted or nonerupted, no fewer than
52 teeth more or less formed.
I a is
Walk along the streets of Paris, and
you will see 100 simple citizens tricked
out in such a guise as in sober London
would make them ridiculous.
Is a man a poet? Then his hair is in
stantly long, his clothes are shabby and
fantastic, his hat, with its flat brim,
recalls the fashion of-1830. Is a man a
painter? Then his clothes proclaim
that he inhabits Montmartre and that
he wanders up and down under the
skinny trees of the Boulevard Roche
chouart. Is a man a journalist? Then
he is what is called epatant and dines
for a reduced price at the Cafe Anglais.
Is a man a deputy? Then the imag
ination refrains from a formula he has
a brougham, and he is decorated, but
beyond this the eye of dogmatism can
Yet, whoever he be, he dresses the
part he separates himself from the
bourgeoisie by a trick of costume and
gesture, and though no man ever pos
sessed so brilliant a genius as the
young Frenchman assumes his love of
acting instantly marks him out, and
the world is so wisely accustomed to
his antics that a man who would be
mobbed in London marches up and
down Paris unobserved. London
S a in on W a
According to Professor J. Joly of
Trinity college, Dublin, a skater really
glides about on a narrow film of water
continually forming under the skate
and resuming the solid form when re
lieved of pressure. He shows that the
pressure under the sharp edge of the
skate, along the short portion of the
steel curve which is at any moment in
contact, is great enough to liquefy a
thin line of ice, and this gives the
skate its "bite." When the ice is very
cold, the pressure is sometimes inade
quate to reduce the melting point suf
ficiently, and then, as all skaters know,
it is difficult to make the skates bite.
For very cold ice Professor Joly rec
ommends "hollow ground" skates, be
cause the effective pressure increased
with the thinness of the edge.
Not E a Growing:.
"Is your town growing?".asked the
Pittsburg man of a fellow traveler on
"Well, no I can't say it's growing,"
was the reply, "not growing to speak
of, but It la improving in Its tastes
"You mean the people are assuming a
I do sir. Yes, sir. We now get
bananas every day from Cincinnati,
and five out of six groceries keep shred
ded codfish and Limburger cheese. We
don't look for any building boom or in
flux of strangers, but we'll hold our
own and gradually work up to electric
door bells and oysters on the half
I is A a
"WUflt are you stopping for, John? If
iwe don't hurry we'll miss our train!"
•Toucan go on if you want to, Majla.
1 I'm going to see how they get that
Ibalky horse stared."—Chicago Tribune.
Resolving too often not to worry
jmyTes $M resolution serve to remind
[you that ygS pae something to worry
villages the citizens
!pg but tflBtr griev
A Father Fish Who H«t^e«'Jg|}«
YonnK His Mottth. "fj*
Iu^the Nile-there Js a singular AshT
that has been known from early Bibte
times. /It is dedicated to the Apostle
Simon or Peter, is known as Tilapia
simonis and is especially common in
Palestine and the sea or lake of Tibe
rius. Nearly all these fishes have a
singular method of caring for their
young. At the time of spawning the
mother fish forms'a little nest among
the reeds and rushes, in which she de
posits perhaps 200 green eggs,-about
the size of shot, which she Immediate
ly deserts. Curiously enough, in all
the thousands of fishes but three or four
instances are known where the mother
displays any affection for her young or
remains by them.
The father stations himself by the
nest and presently appears to be dining
upon the eggs, but if he is carefully
watched it will be seen that he is tak
ing them into his mouth with the
greatest care and not swallowing
them. They are lodged in what cor
responds to the cheeks and held there.
The eggs soon hatch, the little fishes
grow and the countenance of Mr. Tila
pia becomes greatly swollen and puff
ed out of all semblance to his former
self. He cannot begin to close his
mouth and presents a most extraordi
To accommodate and protect the
growing family the fish submits to
great inconvenience and only permits
them to escape when it is a physical
impossibility to hold them any longer.
At this time the father will undergo
severe, treatment rather than relin
quish his progeny. He has been thrown
out upon the beach, but still clings to
his charge, even during his death
struggles. Many of the young remain
in this singular cradle until they are
four inches in length.—Philadelphia
A A S to W
Onc I an Sacrifice.
Sir John Sinclair's "Statistical Ac
count of Scotland" contains notices of
many old customs, which still contin
ued to be observed in the Highlands,
though they were even then fast dying
out. From the eleventh volume of that
great work, which was published in
1791 and the succeeding years, we
learn, on the authority of the minister
of Callander, Perthshire, that the boys
of the township assembled in a body
upon the moors on May day, and pro
ceeded to dig a circular trench, leaving
the soil in the center undisturbed, so as
to form a low table of green turf, suf
ficient in size to accommodate the
They lighted a fire and prepared a
custard of milk and eggs, and a large
oatmeal cake, which they baked upon a
stone placed in the embers. When they
had eaten the custard, they divided the
cake into as many equal portions as
there were persons in the assembly and
daubed one of those pieces with char
coal until It was perfectly black. They
then placed all the pieces of cake to
gether in a bonnet, and each in turn
drew one blindfolded, the holder of the
bonnet being entitled to the last piece.
The boy who drew the blackened por
tion was destined to be sacrificed and
was Compelled to leap three times
through the flames.
Although the ceremony had degen
erated into a mere pastime for boys, it
is evident that it must once upon a
time have involved the actual sacrifice
of a human being, in order to render
the coming summer fruitful.—Gentle
The Chinese Almanac is the most
largely circulated publication in the
world, the copies printed and sold
yearly reaching several millions. It is
printed at Peking and is a monopoly of
the emperor, no other almanac being
permitted to be sold in that country.
Although containing reliable astro
nomical information, its chief mission
is to give full and accurate informa
tion for selecting lucky places for per
forming all the acts, great and small,
of everyday, life. And as every act of
life in China, however trivial, depends
for its success on the time in which
and the direction (point of compass) to
ward which it is done, it is of the ut
most importance that every one should
have correct information at all times
available to enable him so to order his
life as to avoid bad luck and calamity
and secure ,good luck and prosperity.
So great is the native faith in its in
fallibility that not long since the Chi
nese minister to Germany refused- to
sail on a day which had been appointed
because it was declared in the almanac
to be unlucky.--Cincinnati Enquirer.
a a S a
John Bunyan wrote "The Pilgrim's
Progress" in Bedford jail,, where he
was confiaed for his religion.. A Quak
ff ffijne to the prison and thus ad
"Friend Btmyajx, the Lord hath sent
me to seek for thee, and I have been
through several counties in search of
thee and now I am glad I have found
Bunyan replied, "Friend, thou dost
not speak truth in saying the Lord
sent thee to seek for me, for the Lord
well knows that I have been In this
jail for some years, and if he had Bent
thee he would have sent thee here di
on S a
Of bright, witty, learned and cute
people we can find whole battalions
in every community, but when you go
in search of people possessed of good,
hard common sense they are not so
easy to find.—Punxsutawney Spirit.
The greatest nuisance in any com
munity is the person who makes a spe
cialty of finding germs in the food
A. a in S a W he .Gem
to a Clos by Forcl*a
thj» us to.JLlstem to
There is nothing in history that cor
responds to that wonderful swing of
President Johnson from Washington to
Chicago by way of Robin Hood's barn.
Mr. Johnson planned the trip with in
finite cunning. He prided himself on
being a commoner, and he believed
that he understood the people and
that if he could meet them face to face
he could convince them that the presi
dent was right and congress wrong. To
get the love of the people he carried
witfhJiim General Grant, Admiral Far
ragut, Secretaries Seward, Welles and
Randall, General Custer and other men
well known to the people. He reason
ed that, accompanied by the popular
idols ^of the day, he would be sure of
enthusiastic reception everywhere. That
was all that he asked.'" Give him a
big crowd, and he was confident that
he could win them over.
The president started from Wash
ington with a chip on his shoulder. The
very fist crowd he met knocked it off
without ceremony. It soon became
clear the people were in a resentful
mood, and after two or three clashes
some of Mr. Johnson's best friends
recommended a change of programme..
Many believed that the president, see
ing the mood of the people, would
yield, but they didn't know the man.
I had seen him face all sorts of crowds
while he was military governor of
Tennessee. I had heard him scold the
leading citizens of Nashville as he
would a lot of school children had
seen him, when a mob threatened his
life, stride out into the street and
march the full length of the city at the
head of a procession, carrying the stars
and stripes, and 1 knew that he would
relish keenly a scrap with those who
At one point a crowd of 50,000 people
had gathered, mainly to see Grant,
Farragut and Seward. There was tre
mendous enthusiasm ov-er the party,
and the president was elated. But
when he rose to speak the crowd hoot
ed and hissed and set up a great shout
for Grant. The people had seen through
the president's scheme and were turn
ing the tables on him by using Grant
and Farragut to humiliate and punish
him. The president saw the strategy
of the move, and he was as furious as
he was helplelss. In every interval of
quiet he would attempt to speak, but
every word he uttered would be lost In
the thunder of the shouts for Grant.
It was a painful spectacle, and every
body was embarrassed. The crowd
would not listen to the chairman or
any other local celebrity.
General Custer, then at the height of
his popularity, stepped forward in his
dramatic, imperious way, believing
that he could quiet the tumult. The
crowd was friendly, but it howled him
down, and the dashing cavalryman
took his seat, with the remark that he
would like to clear the grounds with a
brigade of cavalry,
Johnson, looking down oh the tumult,
saw smiling, contemptuous faces, but
no hatred. He turned to Grant, who
had retired to the rear of the platform,
and said petulantly, "General, you will
have to speak to them.''
General Grant said decisively, "I will
Then the president said, more gra
ciously, "Won't you thow yourself,
Grant stepped forward, and, after a
round of cheers, the people were as
quiet as a church in prayer time. Wait
ing an instant, Grant raised his hand,
made a gesture toward Johnson and
Baid clearly, "The president of the
The incident was a simple one, but It
spoke volumes. Grant's face was full
of indignation and reproach, and the
crowd, accepting his rebuke, listened
to the president for an hour. And the
president did not spare the people. He
scolded therm to his heart's content, re
plied to all their taunts, talked back to
every man that opened his mouth and
seemed to enjoy the performance as a
war horse would a battle. The people
took the scolding in good part and re
alized that they had come In contact
with a new sort of president. They
heard him in respectful silence, but
they disapproved of him, as the presi
dent knew when the votes were count
ed at the election that fall.
Seward's face at such meetings was
a study. The wound in his neck waf
only fairly healed, and the people took
a deferential attitude toward him. But
still everybody wanted to see him and
shako hands with him.
Farragut, in crossing the rotunda of
the capital* came upon a group of la
dies, one of whom turned toward him
and eagerly inquired, "Are you Mr.
Seward?" Farragut answered without
"No I am a handsomer man than
Seward. My name Is Farragut."—Chi
cago Inter Ocean. r. -. ^.
.„ Odd CompanlOB*.
The Kennebec Journal tells of a man
who has a fox and a bonnet that are
boon companions. When both animals
were In the pup stage, they were plac
ed together and have now enjoyed a
year of each other's society in peace
and harmony. They sleep together and
play with each other much after the
manner of two frolicsome pups. The
fox has perfect freedom of action, com
ing and going at will, but he always re
turns at night to share the dog's bed.
Strictly, there is no such thing as the
pursuit of happiness we simply dodge
The first doty of a real man hs to do
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