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THE COUNTY PAPER,
By DAVENPORT A BOBYNI,
OREGON, : : : MO
A MUDKtlK l'AHTOUAL.
I watch them stand, a pensive pair,
Betide the sedgy pond;
The youth la tall, the maiden fair,
And both of them are fond.
But though they talk, as ptople may,
Of topics far and near,
'This la not what ho wants to say,
Nor what the fain would hear.
'There's nothing tn the maiden's eyes
To make a man despond,
"Tet words upon the Hps that rlso
Will never go beyond.
And when he talks of cheapened hay,
Or coals extremely dear,
"This Is not what he wants to say,
Or what she fain would hear.
'They're turning back, for Hesper blinks
Above them In the blue;
And "Now or never" Dcmou thinks,
Her father's door In view.
"He takes her hand, he has his way,
lie cries, "I love you dcarl"
Ah, that Is what he meant to say,
And what she longed to bear 1
hold htm great who for love's sako
Can give with generous, earnest will;
Tet he who takes for love's sweet sake
I think I hold more generous still.
I bow before tho noble mind
That freely some great wrong forgives;
"Tet nobler Is the one forgiven
Who bears that burden well and lives.
It may be hard to gain, and still
To keep a lowly, steadfast heart;
Tet ho who loses has to fill
A harder and a truer part.
Glorious Is It to wear the crown
Of a deserved and pure success;
He who knows how to fall has won
A crown whose luster Is not less.
Great may ho be who can command
And rule with just and tender sway;
"Yet Is diviner wisdom ttught
Better by hln who can obey.
'Blessed are they who die for God
And earn tho martyr's crown of light;
'3Tct he who lives for God may be
A greater conqueror In His sight.
THE WOULD OF SCIENCE.
Tho Amcrlcnn Itcrt Nnn.
. A Central American Indlnn has an
aiticlo In El Porvtnxr of Guatemala
supporting tho theory of Humboldt thai
tho vanqulohed rod men nnd their
-Spanish conquorors wero primovally of
- tho saruo race. Tho Indians, ho thinks,
wandered from tho common fatherland,
on tho plains of Tartary, to the western
continent by way of Bohring Strait. Ho
adduces many facts to prove tho high
scientific attainments ol tho early Amor
ican nations, and incidentally notes
' that tho Aztec calendar was more per
fect than the Roman.
Tlie Coal ol'Kiijrluml.
sIho Manchester City News is author!
tv for tho statoment that tho annual
consumption of coal in England has
boon kept for sovcral voars at a fixed
figure, if indeed it has not declined
' This is accounted for by tho fact that
great coonomlos havo been effected,
chiefly in connection with tho iron
Sinco 1871 tho annual saving of
coal in tho manulacturo'of pig Iron has
.amounted to nearly 5,000,000 tons, and
ji similar reduction has been effected in
other trades. This economy is no doubt
duo in part to tho popular agitation
produced yoafs ago by tho prophecies
that tho coal fields would soon bo ex
hausted. Plavsic Material.
A valuablo plastio material has bcon
introduced in Gormany for ornamental
.and other purposes. Five parts of sifted
-whiting are mixed with a solution ot one
part ot glue, and, on thoso two being
well worked up Into a pasto, a propor
tionate quantity of Venotlan turpontino
is added, In order to provont brlttleness;
a small amount of linseed oil is also put
with tho mlxturo, to obviato its clinging
'to tho hands, and tho mass may bo col
ored by kneading in any color that may
bo desired. Tho substance thus formed
may bo pressed into shapes and used for
tho production of bass-roliofs and other
figures, and may bo likowiso worked by
.hand luta modols tho hands to bo
rubbed with linseed oil, and tho mass to
bo kept warm during tho process. On
bocoming cool and dry, which takes
.place in a few hours, it is as hard as
Tho handling of potroloum in any
considerable quantity is, as Is well
Itnown, attended by much dangor, on
account of its oxploslveness and tho
rapidity with which firo is spread there
by. M. Iohlumborgor, whoso mind has
ibr somo tlmo boon occupied with this
isubjeet, has finally proposed a plan by
-which ho believes that all firo following
.tin explosion may bo provonted. His
racfhod is tho plaoing ot a modoratoly
largo bottlo of aqua ammonia upon
overy oarrei or jceg oi petroleum.
Should an expllfeion occur, tho, shock
M ... ... ' I
win stumor tno ottio. snroaa uie lumes
of ammonia In' .io atmqsp-nud pro-
duce an autouatld and infalffblo extino.
tlon of the flames. M. Ichlumbergor
:is vory confidont of thoflloaoy of this
plan, and bollovos It would also provo
valuablo for extinguishing tho firo
caused by explosions in mines.
M. Triovo has described to tho French
A.cadomy of Sciences an exporiraont
with an apparatus which ho calls a sing
ing condonsor, by which ho bolioves ho
effeots tho transformation of sound Into
light. When tv ourront of electricity Is
brought to boar upon his cendonser, a
sound is producod, which ho attributes
to tho oibrations of tho air in tho con
donsor produood by tho shock of tho
deotrio ourront. Hoverslng this exporl-
mettt, ho placed tho condensor in
Geissler tube, and brought tho two poles
of tho olectrio current to bear upon tho
condonser through tho electrodes of tho
table. Tho tubo was then connected
with an air-pump. Tho condenser
sounded as usual whpn tho current was
directed to it under tho ordinary atmos
pherlo prossuroj but, when tho air was
withdrawn, tho sound bocamo more and
mora fcoblo, until as a vocuutu was pro-
duced, it ceased cntiroly, and a cloar,
bright light appeared, sparkling like
pearls, from tho loaves of tho condensor
qulto unllko tho ordinary palo , vaguo
light ol tho Gclsslur tubes
ZtllcroMcoitlc Structure of .finite
Tho following observations on tho
minuto strueturo of metals which havo
been hammorcd into thin leaves aro
instructive Notwithstanding tho great
opacity of metals it is qulto possible to
procuro, by chemical means, matallio
loaves suflleiontly thin to examino bo
ncath tho mlcrcscopo by transmitted
light. Such an examination will show
two principal types of structure ono
essentially granular and tho other fi
brous. Tho granular metals, of which
tin may botakon as an example, present
tho appoaranco of exceedingly minuto
grains, each ono being perfectly isolat
ed from its neighbors by still smaller
interspaces. Tho cohesion of such
loaves Is vory small. Tho fibrous metal,
on the other hand, such as silver and
gold, havo a vory marked structure.
Sliver, especially, has tho appoaranco of
a mass of lino, elongate! fibers, which
aro matted and interlaced in a manner
which vory much rcsomblcs hair. In
gold this fibrous structure, although
prcsont, is far loss marked. Tu' in-
lluenco of extromo prcssuro upon gold
and sllvor seems to be, thcrelore, to de
velop a dofinito internal structure
Gold and silver, in fact, appear to be
have in somo respects liko plastic bodies.
When forced to sproad out in tho direc
tion of least resistance- their molecules
do not move uniformly, but neighboring
molecules, having different velocities,
glldo ovea ono another, causing a pro
nouncod arrangement of particles in
Who Are You; Anyhow?"
Doubtless many of our Union soldiers
havo hud such experiences as .ono dc
scribed in tho following skotch taken
from a southorn paper: In tho winter
of 18G3 tho first Recimont of Virginia
Artillory was in winter quartors nt
Frederick Hall, Virginia. Tho Second
Company of Richmond Howitzers was
camping on tho grounds of Dr. Pen
dloton. Hero an incident occurred
which illustrates how little regard the
volunteer had for armv regulations,
Lioutonnut C. of tho Salem Artillery
was agrauduato of tho Virginia Military
Institute at Lexington. Ho mado him
self quite obnoxious to tho boys by his
strict military disoiplino, whether in
tho Hold or camp, or in tho winter
quartors. It was his great delight to
bo officer of tho day, on which ocoa
jsons ho would do all ho could to impress
me men wmi tno iuoa tnut no was por-
lect in army regulations
Ono night ho rode up to tho place
whore tho Second Howitzors were
parked and yollod out in a vory loud
"Whoro is tho sentinel on this post?"
xne sentinel was sitting on a rup
tured bag of corn, engaged in parching
a quantity of tho grain, moro for tho
purposo of passing tho tlmo away (of
courso) than with any intention of sat
luting his nppotito (for all good sol
dinrs will remember that an nppotito
was an implement not marked down
in tho cataloguo of a Confederate sol
dier's accoutrements), and ho replied:
"It ain't a post; It's n sack of corn."
"Whero's your corporal I"'
'"Sleep, I reckon."
"Why don't you walk your post?"
"Didn't I tell you 'twa'nt a post?"
"Who's corporal of this guard?"
"Billy McCarthy, Second How-
itzcrs; sleops in second cabin nt head
of lino on loft side." replied tho sontry,
all during tho conversation keeping his
oyo on his frying pan, which ho contin
uod to shako to keep his corn from
"Young man," said Lioutenant C,
you don't seem to know tho first duty
of a soldlor. How long havo you been
in tho army?"
"Three years, ono month, ton days
and eighteen hours, when tho relief
comos round. I Keep it to tho notch,"
replied tho sentry, singing a fow snatch
os from tho popular song of those days:
When This Cruel war Is over"
'Why did you not rise, saluto mo
and walk your beat when I canio iipP
I shall roport you to headquarters in
tho morning for neglect of duty."
Saying which tho lieutenant dopartod
and soon disappeared in tho darkness.
After giving him sufllclout tlmo to get
off 8omo distance the sentinel mounted
n rdln nf nnrn nnrt vnllffl nut-.
"What' 11 you have?" was tho roply.
"Who are you anyhow?"
Tho lieutenant answered: "I am
Lioutenant 0 olllcor of tho day.'
"Oh! shucks," ropliod tho sentry;
blarao mVjhldo if I didn't think you was
Daniel Webster's Father.
KtDgiton, N. II,, Letter to Iloiton Jburnal.
Colonel Ebonczer Wobstor, tho fathor
of Daniel Wobstor, was burn in this
town, and both his fathor and mothor
wero of tho original Kingston stock.
He greatly resembled his illustrious
sou. Personally, both wero of remark
ably dark and swarthy huo, In his
youth ho sorvod in tho old Fronch war,
which General Stark considered tho
only war New Hampshlro was over on
gaged in that was really worthy tho
namo of a war. Now Hampshlro sent
four regiments to tho army that cap
tured Loulsburg, and Colonel Ebono-
zer Wobstor was undoubtedly "thoro."
V hen tho Colonel moved from Kings
ton ho settled In that part of Now Sails
bury which is now called Franklin
And Daniel Wobster said ho thero sent
up tho smoko oi his pipo and log hut
chimnoy nt a point noaror tho North
Star than that occupied by any other of
his Majosty's subjects. Mr. Wobstor
combined tho occupations of farmer
and lnn-kccpcr, n combination common
in thoso days. On tho lonely, thinly
settled roads of tho frontior almost
ovcry woll-totlo farruor was known to
travolors as a person roady to ontortnln
man and beast in tho most hospitnblo
manner for tho most roasonnblo com
pensation. Tho rest of tho settlers
could bo dependod upon in nn emergen
cy to offer all Ihoy had for tho relluf of
passing travelers. Hawthorne, in his
beautiful story of tho ambitious guest,
whoroin Is dotallod tho oft told Willoy
Houso tragedy, spoaks of this general
opon-houso life that prevailed in upper
and central Now Hampshlro in old
Mr. Webster took nn actlvo part in
public affairs, and nt tho breaking out
of tho Revolution led a Salisbury com
pany of voluntcor soldiers to Caniorldgo.
Subsequently he fought nt White Plains
nnd Ilennington, and was at WcstPoint
at tho timo of tho treason of Arnold.
Ho continued in sorvico till tho closo of
the war, nnd left it with tho well-earned
rank of Colonel. After tho war ho was
several times choson Reprosentatlvo to
tho Legislature and was mado a Judgo
of tho Court of Common Pleas, which
position ho retained to tho end of hts
life. Ho was remarkable for his integ
rity, his sound common sonso and his
unsworving patriotism. Tako him for
all in all, wo must concede that this
town has novor produced a man moro
worthy of respect or ono who could
moro safely bo hold up ns a model for
tho young men of this or any other day.
Colonel Wobstor died at tho ngo of 09,
D.nilel Wobstor at 70, Ezoklol, said by
his brother Daniel to havo been tho
handsomest man ho over saw, at -19.
Tno Wobstors do not seem to havo been
a long-lived race. A restless, untiring
activity characterized them, and thoy
woro inclined to woar thomsolvos out
with hard work. Tho great Daniel was
an old man at GO; his father had gono
through moro at that ago than most
mon of far moro advanced years, and
Ezekiel at 40 was ono of tho most emi
nent lawyers In Now England.
Precocity A Sign of Inferiority.
M. D. Delaunay, in a communica
tion to tho French Socioto do Biologic,
has ndvanced tho opinion that precocity
is a sign ol biological inferiority. In
support of his position ho adducos tho
fact that tho lower species dovolop moro
rapidly, and aro at tho same timo moro
precocious than thoso highor in tho
scalo. Man is tho longest of nil in
arriving at tho maturity; and tho infer
lor races of men aro moro precocious
than tho superior, ns is seen in tho
children of tho Esquimaux, Negroos,
Cochin Chlneso, Japnuoso, Arab3, otc,
who aro, up to a certain ngo, moro vig'
orous and moro intellectual than small
Europoans. Precociousnoss bocomes
less and loss in proportion to tho ad
vance mado by any race in civilization
a fact which is illustrated by tho lowor
ing of tho standard for recruits, which
has beon mado necessary in Franco
twice during tho orosont century, by tho
decreasing rapidity of growth of the
youth of tho country. Woman aro
moro precocious than men, and in all
lomestio animals tho female is formed
soonor than tho malo. From eight to
twolvo yoars ol ago a girl gains ono
pound a year on a boy, and in mixed
schools girls obtain tho first places up
to tho ago of twolve. Tho Inferior tis
sues and tho organs dovolop
before tho highor ones, and tho brain is
tho slowest of all organs to dovolop
M. Delaunay concludos his papor by
stating that tho procoolty of organs nnd
organisms Is in an inverso ratio to tho
extent of their ovolutlnn.
Ilcln the Children (.row Erect.
" William Uliilkln. thn nuthnr nf "Wnur
to Cjt Strong and How to Stay So,"
spoke before tho Brooklyn Toaehors'
Association recently on "Physical Edu
cation." "I want" said ho, "to poo if
in' an informal talk wo can't hit upou
somo way in which wo can bring tho
pUwlcal education of school children
dowi to a practical basis. Our children
whoYire healthy and buxom whon thoy
boglLNs ohool work, come out palo, sick.
ly, aid with round shouldors. If you
requli'o tho childron under you to sit
far back on a chair and to hold tlinlr
Sins iu you will euro them of being
round shouldered, and tho lungs and
other a Hal organs will have frco and
health Iplay. Another saniplo plan is
tgi havj tho children bond ovor back
wards until thov can son thn r.nlllnn
This exorciso for a fow minutes each
day will work a wondorful transforma
tion. If a woll-quallfled teacher could
bo employed to suporlntond tho physi
cal dovolopment of tho childron tho
best results would bo soon."
"What is the mean tomporaturo,
papa?" "I dunno," responded tho
fond parent, scratching his hoad; "bu
wo have had a good deal of it this win
A western writor thinks that if tho
propor way to spell tho is "though,"
ate is "eight," and boes Is "boaur,"
tho propor way to spoil potatoes Is
It Is well known that the letter els used
more than any other letter In the English al
phabet. Each of the following verses contAln
every letter of tho alphabet except the letter c :
"A Jovial swain should not complain
Of any buxom fair
Who mocks his pain, and thinks It gain
To quiz his awkard air.
"Quixotic boys who look for Joys,
Quixotic hazards run;
A lass annoys with trivial toys,
Opposing man for fun.
"A jovial swain may rack his brain,
And tax his fancy's might;
To quiz In vain, for 'tis most plain
That what I say Is right."
Foolish Vtntn of Fnlnt-ltrnrteil l'eonlo.
Ths State of the Cnse.
A statement has bcon coing tho
rounds thnt several of tho planols
would bo nt perihelion, or nt u point in
their orbits whoro they nro nenrost tho
sun, lust about tho present tlmo nnd
pcoplo havo boon led to bollovo that
samo catastropho must attend such n
condition of tho solar svstom. Tho
. . , i.i , -
Professor Grlmmor, published in tho
Sunday Herald, has had moro effect on
tho minds of superstitious nnd timid
pcoplo than is generally supposed. In
conversation with Professor Swift yes
torday, a rcportor of this journal lonrn
oil that tho Professor had beon visited
by a number ot pcoplo who woro anx
ious to know whothor thoro was any
truth In tho prophecy nnd whothor tho
planets, if all at porlholion at once
would cause any diro results. Ho in
forms them that no such man as Grim
mer ever existed; thnt his prophecy was
of no account and further that no con
unction of tho planots could havo any
effect on tho oarth. In tho wholo his
tory of astronomy no caso wns recorded
whoro any npproclablo effect had bcon
noticed from tho conjunction of plan
ots, whothor at aphelion or perihelion.
It is a fact that a number of tho placets
aro at porlholion at very noarly tho
samotlmo, as follows: Mars, May 20,
1831; Jupiter, September 25, 1881; Sat
urn, August, 1885; Uranus, May 25,
1882; Ncptuno, October 23, 1882, and
tho earth January 1 of each year. At
present Saturn and Jupitor aro in con
junction and Mars, Vonus nnd Ncptuno
aro on tho samo side of tho sun, but in
stead of tho nenrost points in their or
bits they nro at tho farthest. Thoy np
pear to bo near each other, but tho np
pcaranco Is duo to tho fact that thoy nro
noarly in n straight lino nnd tho proxlm
Ity is ono in appoaranco only. Prolos
sor Swllt is now ongaged in looking
for tho comotof 1812, which is expected
to bo in viow boforc long. With his
customary enterprise tho Professor pro
poses, if possible, to bo tho first one to
catch a gllmpso of It. Tho comet dls
oovorod by him last year and which
bears his namo, has excited a great deal
of interest In tho nstronomical world,
it boing a noteworthy addition to tho
list of periodical comets. Tho Science
Observer, a journal dovotcd principally
to astronomy, and published in Boston,
in a lato oditorial on tho comet, gives
tho dates and observatories at which it
was last seen. Professor Swift last saw
it January 2. At other observatories
tho comet was scon ns follows: Roman
college observatory, Jauuary 21; Stras
burg and Geneva, January 27; Padua,
February 3. Tho comot will return to
perihelion In May, 1880, but unfortun
ately at that timo tho conditions will bo
unfavorable for observation except with
tho largest refractors. In 1891 it will
again roturn and then bo easily seen
and studied. Tho Warnor Observatory
is progressing finely, and ltochostor's
astronomer will soon be enabled to
work in bottor quartors and with bettor
What Troubled Lincoln.
In his lecture on Civil Service Reform,
somo timo ago, Goorgo William Curtis
s.tld that whon Abraham Lincoln was
Prosldent thoro usod to bo in Washing
ton a brokor in office, who, for con
venience sake, Mr. Curtis oalled Joro
miah Jones. From early morning till
lato at night, at nil hours, in fact, in
all places, upon every opportunity,
when tho dangers threatening tho coun
try woro at tholr hlght, Joromlah Jonos
was vory busy trying to seouro a placo
for somo sorub-womau, a borth for
somo portor, a clerkship for anothor,
a place In somo department for somo
ono else. Somebody nsked tho Prosi
dont how ho spont his day, and Lincoln
ropliod: "In tho morning whon I wako
up, tho first thing I do is to pray, and
then I look under tho bod to seo
whether Joromlah Jones Is thoro, nnd
I thank God ho isn't thoro."
Bernliardt's Impression of America
"For yoars," said Sara Bornhart, "I
thonght of America as" comprising Ngw
York, Boston, Philadelphia, and a placo
whoro thoy kill pigs in tho West, called
Chicago," Miss Sara admits that her
impressions of America havo been
greatly enlargod sinco her arrival. Oo
casionally, in tho courso of a conversa
tion with a Herald person, MIIo. Bern
hardt spoko in English and did so woll
as to ocoasion romark. Sho invariably
pronounced correctly, and her enuncia
tion was as cloar and even as it Is in hor
exceptionally beautiful French. Atten
tion having been called to tho fact, sho
said: "Woll, I study hard enough and
ought to succeed. I am reading and
studying 'Boatrico' in 'Much Ado
About Nothing.' Somo day you will
seo somothing. I lovo tho English Inn-
guago tho languago of Shakospeare
and mastorit l will."
Whon it comes to descending a lad-
dor, tho bravest of us generally back
Potato Cakes. Grato raw potatoes,
soason, add flour and woll-bcaton eggs,
mako into cakes and fry.
Aunt Chloc's Uisctiits. Ono pint rich
milk, one toaspoonful soda dissolved in
it, toaspoonful salt, two tablespoonfuls
molasses, two eggs. Indian meal to
mako a battor to fry.
Delicious ZJrcatf. Two tumblers rlco
flour, two teacups wheat flour, threo
toaspoonfuls cream tartar stirred in,
two large spoonfuls butter cut up finoly,
a llttlo salt, two woll beaton eggs, two
teaspoonluls soda dissolved in two cups
of now milk; mix woll together, and
baka in n pan liko pound enko.
Qlovcr Cake. Soven cups flour, two
cups sugar, ono and a half cups butter,
ono of molasses, four eggs, a cup and
a half sour milk, a tcaspoonful soda
dissolved in tho milk, two crated nut
megs, half n pound rntslns chopped
woll, and two ounces citron cut in small
LowcllJ'udding. Vara and coro ton
or twclvo apples and placo in your pud'
I ...... ... ,..u u .vui iuii'
mon in tho center of each applo (from
which tho coro has bcon tnkon), tako a
cup of tapioca, soak It woll in water,
nnd whon properly soakod pour it over
tho apples and bake. To bo oaten with
Stewed Veal. Break tho shank bone,
wash It clonn, nnd put Into two quarts
of water; an onion peeled, a fow blades
of maco and a llttlo salt; set it over a
quick firo and rcmovo tho scum ns it
rises. Wash carofully a quarter of a
pound of rlco, and when tho veal lias
cooked for about nn hour skim It well
and throw In tho rlco. Simmer for
thico-qiinrters of an hourslowly. Whon
done put tho meat in a deep dish, nnd
tho rico around it. Mix a llttlo drawn
butter, stir in somo chopped parsley nnd
pour ovor tho veal.
Orange Pie or Pudding. Ono pound
of butter, ono pound of sugar boaton to
a cream, ono glass of brandy, wlno or
roso water; ten eggs boaton to a high
froth, havo two oranges nnd boil tho
rind until it is tender; chango tho wa
ter two or threo times whilo it is boil
ing, then beat it in a mortar and squcezo
tho juieo in, together with tho rind of
ono lemon grated and tho juice of tho
samo, mix nil well together with tho
othor ingredients, nnd bnko in a puff
pasto without nn upper crust; half this
quantity is sufficient for two ordinary
Canadian Jelly Cake. Boat ono tea-
cupful of white sugar and four ounces
of butter to a cream; add tho yolks ol
threo eggs, woll boaten and two tablo-
spoonfuls of milk. Stir into tho above
ono pound of Hour, with two toaspoon
fuls of cream tartar and ono of sada
mixed In it. Last of all add tho whites
of tho eggs beaten to a strong froth.
Flavor with lomon ossonco nnd pour tho
battor into four shallow tins like plates,
and bako fiftcon minutes in n quick
oven. V hen cold, two cakes aro placed
on tho top of each othor, with jolly or
prcscrvo between. Tho cakes should bo
an Inch thick when baked, nnd served
with powdered sugar.
When Shall Wo Three Meet Again?
Types havo an expressiveness of
tholr own and can bo mado to speak
plainly onough without putting thom
into formal words if thoy aro onlv sot
up in the right shapo. Tho following
will mako this plain to evory reader,
nothing but tho ordinary symbols in
common uso boing employed to tell tho
story oftho throe worthies. It will bo
seen that it is wholly unnecessary to
say that tho old girl in tho m'uldlo is in
a condition of perplexity, doubt and
general anxiety, which is perfectly nat
ural, considering how hard it must bo
to mako herself acceptable ut ono and
tno samo timo to tho vory glum man on
hor right nnd tho exceeding jolly fellow
on her left:
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K , :s
Dotroll Frco PfCH,
Brother Gardinor stated that ho was
In recoipt of following quorles, pro
pounded by tho Concord School of
Philosophy, 1 'Why do not cows sit down
to rest tho samo as dogs? Why doos a
dog turn round a few times boforo ho
lies down? Why doos a cow got up
from tho ground hind end first nnd a
horso fore ond first? Why does a squir
rel como down a trco hoad first and a
cat tall flrstP Why does a mulo kick
with its hind foot nnd a sheep with its
foro foot?" "Nature' has hor own
ways, and hor ways am k'reot," re
plied tho old man, ns ho laid tho lotter
asldo. "I onco lost a week's sleep
tryin' to fin' out why cats didn't sit on
a nest lor fo'tecn days, samo as a hon,
to bring fo'th dolr young, an' I finally
arrovo to do conclushtin to tacklo
Proper Level of n Woman's Eye.
MtrgarctDerttm la Chicago Inter-Ocean.
It may bo, howovor, that tho Italian
women aro forovor artlessly unconscious
of tho lively admiration that follows
thoir sox ovorywhero in Italy, and, re
ceiving in tholr early girlhood tholr first
lessons of social conduct from French
govornossos, as nonrly all Roman girls
do, carry French piecopts with (horn all
through life. "Novor look a man in
tho faco," said ono of tho governesses
to nor pupils, "It Is Immodest. Always
fix your nttontlon on tho third button
of his shirt bosom you may then bo
suro your oyos aro at tho lovol most
proper for a woman's eyes to bo."
WIT AM) RUMOR.
Graco "I am going to soo Clara to
day. Havo you nny mossago?" "Char
lotto "I wondorhow you can visit that
dreadful girl. Glvo her my love."
"Oh, glvo mo anything mado of
beans," exclaimed a Boston man tskon
sick In tho West, when asked what ho
would havo to eat. They oboyed his
request. Thoy gavo him castor oil.
An artlclo In nn oxchango is entitled
"Shrinkago in Hogs." It can't roforto
tho brocd that occupy two soats aplcco
in a railroad car. They don't shrink.
Thoy expand, spread out, difluso them'
selves so to speak.
Erskino uniformly answered nil beg
glng letters as follows "Sir, I feel
much honored by your npplicntlon to
mo, nnd I beg to subscrlbo (thero tho
rcador lind to turn over tho pngo) my-
soil your obedient servant."
"Sam, you aro not honest. Why do
you put nil the good peaches on tho
top of tho monsuro, nnd tho llttlo ones
below?" "Snmo reason, sab, dat
lunnvo uuut VI tuill I1UUSU HJliruiU
makes do front of your houso mnrblo
A cortatn farmor, having company a
dinner, was ambitious to mako itappca
that ho was somebodv. Addrosslnir
his boy, ho snid: "Havo you driven
thoso sheep InP" "Yes sir." "Aro
you suro you drovo thorn all In?" "Yes
sir; I snw him jump over tho bars."
Ho had but ono.
Thoro Is a young man who thinks
mon, ns well as women, should know
how to cook, and ho spends a couplo of
hours in tho kitchen ovcry, day, study
ing tho nrt, instend of going downtown
to business. His father will dischargo tho
handsomo young cook nnd got nn old
nnd ugly one, in hopes of breaking up
tho folly of his son
Thoro had beon a groat doal of bad
feeling botween two Galveston faraillcr;
hence, thero was much surprlso when
thoy intermarried. A I'rlond, in speak
ing to tho father of tho brido, nsked If
tho families had mado friends. "Not a
bit of it. I hato every bono In my son
ln-law's body." "Why did you lot
him marry your daughter, then?" "To
get ovon with him. 1 guess you don'
know that girl's mother as well as I
"No," exclaimed Mr. Ponhcckcr,
"no, mndair, 1 object most decidedly,
Onco nnd for all I say it tho girls shall
not bo taught foreign languages.'
"And why not," said Mrs. P., with
w thcring sarcasm. "Becauso," said
Mr. P., with moro withering sarcasm
"because Mrs. P., ono tonguo is enough
for nny woman!" Mrs. Ponhcckcr re
A man who was trying to sell n rath
cr dismal rcsldonco boasted that it com
manded a view of tho railway station
"iiuttnat uocsn t mako it anymore
ploasant," s"nld tho party who was ex
poctod to purchaso it. "Oh, yes,
does," ropliod tho owner, confidently.
"It makes it gay hero. You can stand
on this stoop hern and soo everybody
that misses tho train."
Tho Niobes of History.
Recent circumstances bring to mind
tho sad storv of a Ru sslan lady who
sought rofugo in Italy ono hundred years
nsro. This was tho Princess Tnrrakan-
off, daughter of tho Empress Elizabeth,
and grand-dnughtcr of Poter tho Great.
Hor father was a slngor, whom hor
mothor had clandestinely married. Sbo
was a posslblo claimant of tho throno
occupied by Cathcrlno the Great. But
was living n modest and retired life in
St. Petersburg. Tho wrongs inflicted
by Cathcrlno on Poland excited tho
anger of Prince Radzhill, who seeing
in tho Prlncoss Tnrrakauoff an instru
ment of rovongo, nnd having gained
tho consent of her guardians, had hor
convoyed with her governess, to Rome.
Catherino confiscated Princo RadzivlU's
estates, and when ho returned In poverty
to Poland offered to rostoro thom it ho
would bring tho Princess back to Russia.
Ho complied so far as to consent not to
press hor claims to tho throno and to
withdraw his protection. Then Cath
erine sent Aloxls Orloff, ono of hor
favorites, to Italy, who, neoding a con
federnto, called to his aid a Neapolitan
villain named Ribas. Rlbas visited tho
Princess, protending that ho was drawn
to hor by sympathy with her misfortunes.
Having won the confldonco of tho uu
suspecting girl, ho informed hor that ho
had como commissioned by Orloff to
offer her the throno of Russia, which
sho had beon told by Princo RadziviU
was hers by inheritance.
Orloff was afterwards introduced to
her, and being young, handsomo and
fascinating, ho won her hoartand offer
ed hor his hand. Sho was an inoxpor
ienced girl of sixtoon, and obeyed his
suggestions. Ho oxpressed a desire to
bo married by tho Grook ritual, and
having hlrod villains to assumo tho
ofUco of priest and wltncssos, had a
mock ceremony porformod, after which
ho hired a magnificent pnlaco in Pisa,
whoro sho was taken'to reside, ponding
tho expected revolution that was to
placo her cn tho throno. OrlofT played
admirably tho rolo of tendor nnd nffoo
tlonnto husband, seeming to havo no
object in lifo but to gratify hor ovcry
tasto and wish. Tho Russian fleot ap
peared opportunely In the neighboring
port of Leghorn, and ho onticed her
thlthor on tho protonbo of business,
finding hor a homo at tho houso of tho
English Consul. Horn hor boauty and
rank brought hor groat attentlou, aud
sho was constantly surrounded by a
brilliant circle Sho asked to visit tho
fioot, and a day was appointed for the
purposo. Sho was takon from shore in
boat splendidly equipped, filled with
ladles of tho city and her recently ac
quired frionds. Tho Hoot received hor
with music, choers and volleys of
nrtlllcry. Sho was hoisted up tho sido
of tho ship In a magnificent chair, but
no sooner had her foot touched tho deck
thau sho wns handcuffed and taken to
tho hold. Sho wept nt tho feet of hor
supposed husband, but could not movo
htm. IUwns said that ho had presented
tho poisoned cup to tho lato Czar nt
Cathcrino's command. Sho wns taken
to Russia, and imprisoned in a fortress
on tho banks of tho Nova, but whothor
sho was murdered or drowned in nn In
undation that occurred a fow years later,
wns novor known. Tho manner in
which sho was taken from Italy wns
considered to bo In violation ol tho Inter
national comity, nnd remonstrances
wero mado by Tuscany nnd Austria,
but without result. Tho Princess Tar-
raknnolT has sinco taken hor placo
among tho Nlobesjof history beside Lady
Jano Gray and other hapless women,
become by chanco tho victims of royal
resentment. Sho has been mado tho
licroluo of several historical novels,
which arc forgotten.
A Great Sinn's Flattery.
Lord Boaconsfiold thoroughly under.
stnnds tho charm of Indirect compli
ments. Tho other day ho observed to
friend that ho owed tho best passngo
In "Endymlon" to n conversation that
he had had with him. Elatud with this,
tho iriend inadvertently montloned this
Interesting Inot at his club. "That can
hardly bo," said ono of thoso who henrd
him, "for Lord Bcaconsllold told ma
only yesterday that ho owed tho best
passage in his novolto mo." Tho next
tlmo tho clntcd friend mot Lord llea
conslield, ho throw out that the com
pliment had lost its savor sinco lie had
learned that it had nlso been mado to
another. "My doar friend," replied
his lordship, "what you say is true,
but obscrvo what a difference there is
botweon and n man ol youracuto
perceptions; he was deceived, you aro
Mother reading: "And ovcry morn
ing and evening Elijah was fed by tho
ravens, who brought him bread to oat."
Lucy, aged four: "Aud was the bread
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