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THE AnQUS, FRIDAY, APBFL 21, 1899.
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THE PROFESSOR'S BABY.
Hedlral 5l,drnta ProiMril n. Snr
prlainK Array of lrrmta Kor It.
"When I was a ?n?diral student in
the University tf Pennsylvania." said
the dot-tor. "the boys celebrated an m
terettin? event in the domestic life of
one of the professors in a nniqne way.
The news that the favorite jrijfe3or
was a Larry father reached the students
on' Thursday morning, and that after
noon and evening there were consulta
tions b?ld all over the nniversity bnild
inKS. and sundry dimes and quarters
were collected by two or three of the
Ftudents. who constituted a sort of
finance committee Every Friday morn
ing the professor save a lecture to the
tndents in the amphitheater. The sub
ject fur the lecture that week was 'The
Relation cf the Sympathetic Nervous
Kystem to the Nerve Centers of the
Brain.' and half an hour before the
tiiue set for the lecture every man in
the class, which iiumliered abont 3oO,
was in his ldace waiting for the fun to
besiu and glancing now and then to
ward the three long operating tables in
the center of the room.
'Promutlv at 10 o'clock the door
openej and the favorite professor enter
ed the amphitheater. He carefully closed
the door behind him. then with a self
conscious clearing of his throat turned
toward the class. At the first glance his
iaw fell, whilo everv one of the 3."i0
fiends in the t-eats above began to yell
at the top of his lungs. Spread out npon
the three long operating tables were
about 150 baby 'b toys and fnrnishings
of every kind and description. There
wererattlss by the dozen, Noah's arks.
dolls of all sizes, a toy cooking stove.
a baby carriage, an embroidered flannel
petticoat, a nursing bottle lying in a
graduated glass, a pair of little blue kid
ehoes and other things too numerous to
mention. After the tirnt phock of snr
prise and embarrassment, the professor
was game. He thanked us. lu a speech
peppered with five syllabled words, for
our tlionghtfnlness m thus providing
for the future needs of his offspring.
but lie oliservetl, after a careful exami
nation of the various instruments of in
fantile delight spread out before him,
that we had forgotten one thing, n lot
tle of paregoric- Then he yawned in a
way snggetive of midnight vigils and
turned his attention to 'The Relation of
the Sympathetic Nervous System to the
Nerve Centers of the Iirain.
"Cut lie was not allowed to proceed
beyond the first sentence or two. His
attention was drawn to the blackboard.
where some student of artistic tenden
cies had drawn an elaborately decorated
design in red. white and blue chalk.
'Is Marriage n Failure?' The poor pro
fessor, seeing that there was no THissi-
bility of a serious lecture that morning,
entertained ns for aliont ten minutes on
the text posted on the blacklioard : then.
after inviting us all to visit the new
comer in the immediate future, be
marched off to the music cf 350 voices
singing, 'Go to Sleep, My Little Pick
aninny' and 'Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me
a Bowwow. " New York Sun.
lie tHRbl O'Comc'.l,
Daniel O'Couneil, the famous orrttor.
when taking a ride in the neighborhood
of his house, had occasion to ask an
a re ii in to open a gate for Inni. The lit
tle fellow complied with much alacrity
and looked up with such an honest
pleasure at rendering the slight service
that O'Couneil, by way of laying some
thing anything asked :
"What's your name, my boy?"
"Daniel O'Conuell, sir," replied ho
"And who's yonr father?" demand
ed the astonished liberator.
"Daniel O'C'ontn ll. sir."
O'Couneil mnttered a word or two
below his breath and then added aloud
"When I see you again, I'll give you
Killing briskly on, he soon forgot the
neideiit and fell to thinking of graver
matters, when, after traveling some
miles, he found his path ol-tructed by
some fallen timiier. wliicli a loy was
stoutly endeavoring to remove. On
looking ini.ro closely he discovered it to
be the same boy he bad met in the
"What!" cried he. "How do you
como t-j lo here now?"
"You said. sir. the next time yon
seen me yon'd give mo sixpence," said
the little fellow, willing the perspira
tion from Lis brow.
was crossing the
corner of a public park in a large city
where the children of the poor are ac
customed to play, many of them bare
footed. A burly policeman stationed
at the corner watched the woman sus
picionsly. Half way across she stopped
and picked np something which she hid
in her apron. In an instant the police
man was by her side. With a gruff
voice and threatening manner' he de
"What are you carrying off in your
The woman seemed embarrassed and
refused to answer. Thereupon the offi
cer cf the law, thinking that she had
doubtless picked up a pocketbook which
she was trying to make away with,
threatened to arrest her unless she told
him at once what she had in her apron.
At this the woman reluctantly unfold
ed her apron and disclosed a handful of
In stupid wonder the policeman ask
ed: "What do yon want with that stuff?"
Aflaeh passed over the woman's face:
then she answered simply:
-ii yon piease. s.r. i jusS mougnx I a
take it out of the way of the children a .
feet." Detroit Free Press.
. T a i W . .Jt v i
Tfaer All Kaew.
Teacher Now. boys, who
Teacher (promptingly) The
Class (readily) Broke the
lljnte Caxio London Judy.
HE HAD A BAD HABIT.
Aad It Made Him a, Poor Insurance
Risk la Krnlifkj-.
The tp.v rsger of a life insurance com
pany had the floor.
"Life insurance companies," he was
saying, "are as particular about the
people they already have on their lists
ns they are about getting them on in
the beginning. They are rich, of course,
but they are no more anxious to take
in a man who will die of disease within
the first year or two than they are to
take in a perfectly healthy man and
have him hazard his life by taking per
sonal risks in dangerous pursuits or by
travel in unhealthy countries.
"I remember a funny instance that
occurred once while I was living in
New England. One of our $ 10,000 men
had a way of calling a man a liar in the
most careless and indiscriminate man
ner and with only the merest or no
provocation. One day he was in our
office and casually mentioned the fact
that he was going to make a trip to
" 'When?' inquired the manager
'On business or pleasure?"
'Ooing to buy a pair of horses.
' 'Urn cr erl hesitated the man
ager. 'Before yon start I wish you
would stop in and see me.
" 'What for? Want me to buy a
horse for yon ?
' 'No: I want to arrange about your
policy. ' s
" 'What do yon want to arrange
about it? Isn't it all right?'
" 'Yts, as Ling ns yen stay in this
country. But if yon go down to Ken
tucky we'll have to advance the rate
nntil you come back. '
"'Well, what in .' began the
policy holder hotly, wbeu the manager
" 'Don't fly the track, my dear fel
low. ' he said gently. 'It's all right here
and the rate is satisfactory to us; but,
by Jove, we can't give yon the same
rate and let yon go to Kentucky and
call men liars like yon do in this sec
tion. Not much! We haven't got $10.
000 policies to give away liko that, nnd
you oughtn't to expect it. " Wash
AN HONEST ARTIST.
Would Kot Paint a I.I Evon
' There was no love lost between the
Emperor Louis Napoleem and his cousin.
Prince Napoleon, whom the Parisians
called "Ploii l'lon. " The prince used to
make abusive speeches against the em
peror, which people were only .too ready
to repeat to him. "Let him alone,
Louis Napoleon would reply. "He is
too well known. No one would turn me
out to place him on the throne.'
The emperor was correct, for no one
said a good word abont "Plon Ploii.
He was commonly believed to have
shown the white feather in the Crimea
and never exposed himself where tho
lead was falling. An English lady, who
in her young days mingled with French
society, tells in her "Foreign Courts
and Foreign Homes" a story as discred
itable to Prince Napoleon as it is hon
orable to a French artist.
While the artist was painting the
historical picture of the battle of the
Alma, which tho emperor had ordered
Prince Napoleon called at the painter's
studio to make known to him the facts.
On leaving ho said he wished the prom
inent figure in tho battle to be himself
mounted on hie white charger. He sent
the horse to the artist so that he could
paint its exact ticrtrait. When the pic
ture was finished and invitations were
sent ont for a "private view, the
white charger was seen, a prominent
figure in the buttle, but without a rider.
On bearing of this terrible omission
the prince sent nn aid-de-camp to ask
the reason. The honest artist said the
horse should remain if the prince wish
ed, but no rider would bo on it. "Tell
the prince I have never yet painted a
lie." The hint was taken. The prince
ordered the horse to be rubbed out.
The llosinesa of a Tb enter.
A prosp;rous theater in the city of
New lork may in a favorable season
do a business of more than $350,000
and keep in employment 150 persons.
There are 37 theaters, including the va
riety houses, in active operation in the
boronglu of Manhattan and the Bronx,
while the borough of Brooklyn adds a
scoro or more. Lverything which aftects
business in general affects the theater
A man will reduce his expenditures
for tickets to places of auinsement long
before he thinks of cutting down bis
supply of cigars, for the cigar belongs
to that class of luxuries which subtly
become necessaries, while the theater
habit, as any observant manager will
tell you. requires constant cultivation.
The management of a theater is there
fore an occupation requiring business
sagacity in a greater degree than it
calls for artistic taste. W. J. Hender
son in Scribner's.
Prond of Her Work.
He looked with forced admiration at
the slipiers forced because he already
had half a dozen pairs.
"You don't mean to tell me that
they are all your own work? What a
talented little wife I'm going to have!''
i And she smiled, though the plain
' truth was that she had bought the up
pers, paid a man to sole them and then
managed to sew the bows on crooked
after her mother had made them. Yet
she was very proud and really wonder
' ed how she had managed to accomplish
mncb. Detroit Journal,
I "Yes." said the yellow dog. "I be
' lieve after death we enter into another
Co- ' gpfcere of action. I think I'll be a golf
"How do yon. figare that out?"
cueried the black and tan.
I . "Oh. i n be in the links. rhiladei
bank at pia North American.
A SCENE OF BUTCHERY.
The Slanichter That Came With the
End of the Jaalsarles.
On the 15th day of June. 1826. the
whole corps of the janizaries in the
capital assembled, overturned their
camp kettles (the signal of revolt) and
advanced upon the seraglio. With bis
own hand the sultan unfurled the
sacred "sanjak eberif" and called upon
the true believers to rally round their
dischah and caliph, and the zealous
Mussulman citizens rushed from all
quarters and rallied nndT the sacred
symbol. The ranks of the janiaaries
were raked with grape and solid shot
by "Black Hell" (a nickname for Ibra
him, general of artillery) and his gun
ners as they pressed through the streets.
compelling them to fall back to the
Etmeidari. where thev defended them
selves with extraordinary fierceness.
slaying great nnmlers of their assail
ants. The artillery, supported by the
marines and the bostani. pressed for
ward and cemielled them to retreat to
their barracks, where they offered des
perate resistance to the assault.
From every street cannon thundered
on the walls without intermission, the
building was soon in flames, the walls
torn and liattered down by grapeshot.
and tho janizaries, overwhelmed by
ruins, thot and flames, perished in their
burning and blood stained banacks.
tor two days the gates of the city re
mained closed, anil with relentless vigor
every corner was searched for such
janizaries as had escaped the general
massacre, and when found they were
hastily executed. Nearly 20.000 jani
zaries were destroyed on this memora
ble day, and many thousands were aft
erward put to death m the various
cities of the empire, and thus not one
of the number under arms was left to
tell the tale. Self Culture
Accounted Pur the Kit.
Hon. George R. Peek so keenly ap
preciates a good joke that he tells the
following on himself-
"When, alter a foreign trip. I was
being welcomed by some of my friends
in Topeka, I wore a suit of clothes
made by a London tailor that was un
comfortably tight in places. I expressed
my surprise that a loofce tit in London
should prove a tight lit in Topeka.
whereupon an Irishman of the party
'Air. feck, don t lorget yon re a
bigger man in lopaysa than yon were
in Loudon. Chicago Journal.
"What tine did the betel catch fire?'
"Everybody get out safely?'
"All except the night watchman. We
couldn't wake him up in time." Bos-
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