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THE AHtJ8 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, VWW
Wonderful Boy Pianist.
' There have been and are many music
al prodigies, but it would be Lard to find
an equal to little Tejiito Rodriguez Arl
olo. who Is now entrancing Farisian
audiences by hi wonderful skill on the
This phenomenal child wan lorn at
P'erroL in Spain, 3 years and 10 months
ago. and no sooner was he able to use
Lis fingers than he legan not only to
play on the piano, but also to compose
Liu own music. He taught himself all
he knows, for he never received a word
oak or mahog
any, velour up
Refore he was 2 years old he could
play without the slightest error any
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tuu whieh In- hail once heard. When
in'W times from I lie outside world wto
lacking, he improvised them for him
The members of the I'sycholcgicnl
congress, whieh reeently met in I'aris,
spent many hours aiii ining this inn
sleal uoikIi'I-. and their unanimous
pinion was that n- similar genius
this type had ;iip;arcd during this cen
tury or probalily ever.
AeenrdiiiK to a foreign journal, little
Ari hi intend to make a tour of the
The n.it uraliMs tell us of many pecul
iar habits that MMiir birds have, niiiohi;
them that ! daneiug, 1'he n;o eiuent
to whieh they apply that term is not an
irregular darting to ami fro to which
. the ol'-iei ver must lend the influence of
his imagination to make it appear as
lain iuu'. but is a well ordered, deliber
ate and trraoeful act in which some
times a few and sometimes manv birds
tpiiii. us differ as to why they dance.
ome writers think that it is. so to
speak, merely an interchange of com
pliments and courtesies between the
sexes, particularly at the mating sea
son: others that it is wholly playful.
originating in bright and cheerful spir
He that as it mav. the dance of the
spur winged lapwing is certainly an
act of play, for the birds indulge in it
all the year round and at frequent in
tervals during the day aud also tin
The lapwings live in pairs, and any
one who watches them will presently
oe one bird of a neighboring pair rise
stud fly to them, it is alwavs welcom
ed with many signs of pleasure, just as
we greet a guest whom we are glad to
we. Advancing to the visitor, they
place themselves behind it. and then all
three, keeping step, hein a march, ut
1 eriu:; I.. ml ilruiu in i ug notes in tune
with their ino euieiits.
In a little while the march is over,
and then the leader, elevating his
wings and utt ring loud cries, stands
erect and lie ti..;il. ss. while the other
two, with puffed out plumage and
standing exactly abreast, stoop for
ward and downward uutil the tips of
their beaks touch the ground. They re
main for some time in this nisi tire, giv
ing tilt. iaiKe all the while to a low.
r!iy ; htnical murmur. This ends the
lance, and the visitor goes back to his
home to receive there a visitor in turn.
Tiiis dance of the lapwings is unique
among bin! habits, and. though it may
lw: considered us purely a play, no one
has jet susgestt d a reasonable expla
nation of its remarkable i. semblance
to an aet of humau beings.
Ileal I.lttte Knlrj-,
1: I v i rr a lit t!f fair .
l. iu kn u !iat 1 -uM duf
I mUI fhiirin auii all htc
Anil j-ain alt 1 -'ilTrr:niC tv
Font I um;M t.rinsr t" the hia.ijnr.
lot he t thr raTKel nor.
Aid the WTjry anI li.'irvlrss arvl'rer
In a clejr little houv huM lor.
It I frr a little fair.
Pi. -iM ft.wuH 1 oh. v lTij;l:t,
lr - T-! -liar aay tlic iarknv
ti jk" it a I. raven ! t::i!
7e !;n'M atuj If -.iillnr.c.
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Arvt r,r cpr uM i:jp-y
r-l loe ill l':T.v an.l av-C.
rl t!'-'i-.T I am not a fairy.
lt;:T .-nt A -r lit r ie n:j;'i.
1 il a'js l.y to l. -kf s'.iiv:,int?
i .-rue i: T; i . r'.'. - t --'.a !f.
Wt !:: ?' r ,a'N tfC h. r l.r; .
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Ai l t .!! uv t 1-ri-i U-ii:e
I all sa l fae I iti-i.
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A tmlurrxiiiif IInMerfl.
rtii!terll: s have often lurn met or.t
nt sea. and tiie fragile things will hover
a'.;i a shiji for days. A scientist of
this . ity recently saw a butterfly, the
Monarch -otntuonly known as the
milkweed buttertly. 0 miles from
land. U played alwut the ship for
pome time and then disapjcarel. When
asked if he thought it would reach
land, the scientist replied that he start
ed out expectinc to. and he thought
probably the butterfly bad the Mine in
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SOME MEN GROW ON TREES.
Tliia lat thr Itrlief of nn Indinn anil
Some Other Triltrn.
The Sioux Indians still share with
tli.' old Aryan and Semitic tribes in the
In lief that there are trees that brinc
f-rth humau beincs and otliers that
bear various portions .f the human
bdy. and in the fourteenth century
Italian traveler. .u tirriving at Mal
abar, was tidd by the natives that the
country abounded with a tree that
bre men and women. The latter were
attached ti the limbs by the nether ex
tremities and were full formed when
th wind blew, but when the wind died
o::t thev soon withered. These speci-
n; ns of humanity reached the length
oi heiirht of three feM.
In the tirt 1 M.k of the Mahadharata
n: ution is made of forms uT ilwnrfs
t! :it were t be fotind on a lam tig
trie. The Arabs are still strong in the
! lief that HMiirw horo in the southern
v can there is a tree that lears a nut
that resembles tiie face if a man and
when in its fullness the mouth open
ati'I gie voice to the crv: "Wak;
W'ak!" Ti e chi:fse rcversi' the order
of thins and. instead f iH-!iev;t:- that
tl trc's birtli ! n:ni. claim that
iti the t ir n 1 1 1 i 1 1 : the l.crbs and grass
f-p-nng from the ha,r T the human
f;.'.nily. T!i y have preserved the tra-
l::iou. too. that somewhere within the
borders of the- beautiful Flowerv
Kingtlom there i a wonderful lake by
whose inarciu grw trees whose leaves
deveJot.l into bitds and alo that. If
a jar lo broken nu the waters, birds of
th" most brillianj plumage will at once
8"ise from the pieces and fly off.
In central India there is a tribe call
ed Khatties that claim to have their
origin from a stick of wood. When
the riTe sons of I'andu. the heroes
whose exploits are told ia the Mahad
harata. bad become simple tenders of j
sheep, Kama, their illegitimate broth- j
cr. wishing to deprive them of their
last resource, prayed to be gods to as
sist him. He struck the earth with his
staff, w hich opened, and from it sprang
a man who was called Khat. meaning
begotten of wood, and by this name
have his descendants ever since been
known. St. Louis Republic.
Thousands of women whose mission
in life is to set a Imtched world straicht
are going the puce that kills as surely
as if theirs was the way of the tdnncr
instead f the vuy of reform, says a
writer in Harinu's Razar. In blind de
oilon to their higher aims, in concern
for others good, by the haste and
w;:ste of themselves they accomplish
just one thing certain their own end.
Heath is unhappily not always the cud.
nor does the light of reason always
fail, leaving ili.-m in mumbling obliv
ion of the wreck they are. The end
com.-s rather as :t wise old lady de
scribed, cautioning a young girl who
was giving her days and nights to the
improvement of humanity: '"Hon't do
It. my dear. IV good you must, be
great if you i;m. hut in all things and
alxneall things !.. moderate. It profiJs
the worid nothing to burn your candle
at both ends. And for yourself the re
sult is awful. You do not thus cou
sum? the caudle in a brilliant flare of
unselfishness. ',; you just burn It
quickly down to a useless mess of
grease. which remains obstinately
where it dropped, tmsighrly to fvcrv- :
body and slow, painful retribution for
LINCOLN WAS GRACIOUS.
Inviteal the Theater I hrr to n Sent
In II la !!..
"I i.ever was much of a Iiopublican,"
said a gentleman who was born and
reared in Washington, "but I loved
Abraham Lincoln. He was one of the
most lovable men I ever met. I was
an usher at the National theater, and
alRiut two weeks before the assassina
tion John Wilkes I'.ooth and Susan
Dcnin were playing there. Mrs. Lin
coln having expressed a desire to see
them in Komeo and Juliet,' 1 was sent
to the president's house to say that a
box had l.iH'ii reserved. In the even
ing, Mrs. Lincoln being indisposed, the
president am! little Tad Lincoln came,
ami 1 showed them to the box.
"As Tad entered he turned and said,
'Come in. 1-cw.' -oh. no." I replied:
"that would not he right.' Tad then
turned to his father and said. 'Tap. you
have no objection to Lew coming inV
Mr. Lincoln, with a smile and motion
ing me to a scat, replied: '.No, Tad;
certainly not for any of your friends.
We will be glad to have your compa
"I told Tail that my business would
not allow me tin? privilege, aud, thank
ing both father and su. I returned to
my duties with a light heart and with
an admiratiou for the president I have
felt for but few men. and since that in-cid'-nt
I have often recalled it and ex
pressed my sorrow that he met with a
death so untimely." Washington Star.
reason the Inner temperature or indi
vidual warmth of the planet is proba
bly high enough to evaporate the water
upon the surface quickly, so that water
vapor forms the principal substance of
the atmosphere of Jupiter. Water va
por is an excellent reflector and readily
accounts for the bright radiation of
light emitted by the planet. Professor
Hughes in Chicago Tribune.
There is such a thing as being 1oo
persistently, complimentary. A candid
and well meaning professor who had
witnessed the performance of a little
play in a private house in which his
hostess had taken the leading part met
the lady as she came from behind the
"Madam," he said, rushing up to her,
"you played excellently. That part Jits
you to perfection."
"Oh. no, professor," said the lady
modestly. "A young ;ind pretty wom
an is needod for that part."
'"But. madam." jicrsisitd the profess
or, "you have positively proved the
contrary:" lcarson"s Weekly.
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"Was she tlipleascd'-"
"Displeased? She got nearly as mad
as she did when I said that beans
couM be baked without salt pork.
Japiter Warmer Than the Karth.
The gigantic mass of Jupiter has a
much larger warmth than that of the
earth- It is the result of the molecular
movement produced ty the compres
sion of the strata and must be -greater
the more powerful the masses, and
hence the larger the pressure of the
strata is. Jupiter surpasses the earth
in point of. mass GOT times, and for this
In the Dnntp.
There was once upon a time an Lgyp
tian king; so it is said, who built a pyr
amid and died of melancholy. His
name was Humops. yet there ate proli
ably few persons who know that they
are perpetuating the memory of his
tragic history when they remark that
they are "in the dumps."
Vaniahinic of the Bride.
While there is no hard and fast
definition a married woman may be
thought to have ceased to lie a bride
when, of the Id hooks in the clothes
press, sue has scaled down the-num-ler
devoted to her husband's ward
robe from eight to two. Detroit Jour
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