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John Gordon Annesley, Earl of Conis
ton, snt in the cabin of the Brighton
boat, reading his ovening paper. He had
just folded and jmt in his jiocket a long
lctter from liis friend and partner, Sir
Campbell Frazer, in which that gentlc
man announced that alTnlrs nt tho raneh
of San Hosalie were going on perfectly,
but that he inust beg his "denr old Jack"
to put oiF his sailing dato just a fortnight,
as he now found that ho could not bo in
New York possibly beforo the cioscof tho
month (October) or lnter.
Coniston wns in the midst of a frown
over tliis pieee of intelligence as lio
glanced over the paper. He hated
American and tfie Amerifans; he longed
to put tho sea between hiinself and thia
displeasingnation, heyearned for "shoot
ing" and the Highlands; lio scorned tho
gayettes of all the Ainerican wntering
places, and stopped at the Pavilion
rolely, as he openly avowed, because
Brighton was an English name for a
place, and for the otlier reason that here
he was within an hour of l'ior 38, North
r'ver, and could step on board a Guion
boat at ahnost a moment's warnitig.
Or.niston, therefore, chafed under the in
lliction of an additional fortnight in tho
land of his loathing. Albeit the ranch
of S.in Rosalie was adding a considerable
number of thousands to his incoiue, he
still just at. that particular mompnt
wisheu it at the bottom of the lled sea.
However this may be, Coniston's va
cant eye at this juncture took in n very
neat little figure as it advanced in the
cabin; it was followed by anotlier a
plump, middle-nged lady's figure, mucli
burdened with shawls and wraps,
nnd evidently in deadly peril of a
draught, for before seating itself, both
the neat little ligure and tho plump du
enna examined carefjilly the fastenings
of all adjacent windows.
"This one seeins tightly closed, Aunt
Dorinda," the girl said in her clear, light
"Horrible American tone, calculated to
lacerate a fog!" mentally conunented his
"No, Polly, no; I am sure "
"I'ollyl ye gods!' soliloquized tlie earl.
"Suggestivo solely of comic opera, uiilk
niaids and parrots. And she has short
hair he never could abide a short
haired woman. And she was small.
Small woinen had always, from youth
uj), coustituted his pet aversion! Dressed
in brown; browu as a color was distress
ing in fact, it was no color at alll"
Coniston had all his nation's prejudico in
favor of brilliant hues.
Why! thero camo Bradford! such a
capital fellow for an American.
Bradford kncw her.
fShe smiled at Bradford, and allowed
him to sit besule her, and gave him her !
wrap to hold. I
And Bradford held her wrap, and thcv I
all went otlf tlie boat together in tho i
friendliest sort of fashion, witli the maid
trottmg nf ter them with the satchels and
No, he liad always had a special aver
sion for that Bradford! And ils for small
woinen, with short hair, dressed in
brown well, his disgust for them was
not to be measured bv any language.
Nevertheluss, as Coniston wilily nrgued j
with hinisolf, "a man must till up his
time:" so, in an oir-hand way he just in- '
timated to Bradford that he didn't care I
if tho opjKjrtunity oiferul if he did in
troduce him to Mrs. Wnddle and her
nieee, Miss Grey.
Bradford was apparently magnanim
ous; besides, he had never presented an
earl to Miss Grey before and he did the
deed with satisfaction to himself at
Miss Grey bowed slowly to Coniston,
and then she turned her attention to a
group of lady f riends sitting near, leav
ing Coniston to the agreeable knowledgo
that he was at liberty to saluto her tlie
liext time he met her on the piazza or
It didn't satisfy him.
lle went olf and smoked a cigar, and
conjured up Cicely in the fragranee of
Even Cicely did not seem to be as com
plete a boon as he had fancied she ought
Eor rive days he wandered up and
down, and round and round the hotel,
"lounging,' he called it; but the more
corroct term to deseribe those peregrinu
tions would be politely chasing Polly
Finally he beheld her alone. Neither
aunt nor Bradford nor friends Heaven
be praibed ! were anywhere about.
He drew near the big rocker where she
sat with a book in her lap; and suddenly
Coniston remembered that he should
liave to say bomething beyond "good
morning," and for the first time in
forty-one years he actually wondered
what it should be.
She spared him the atteuipt, however,
and glancing up, said:
"Ah! good morning; you have been up
in town, I suppose, ever since the day
Bince Mr, Bradford presented you?"
"Up in town!" This was too much,
whe.i he had followed her like a detec
tivo the entire time.
Coniston looked feebly at her, and then
lie laughed, and his fair face flushcd as
lie ventured to sit down on the piazza
Btep at her feet. Polly glanced down
inquiringly, with steady, demure eyes.
"No," he cried. "Miss Grey, I've been
most of the time about a yard and a
quarter away from you; but you never
seemed to see me!"
"How strange!" Polly says, wonder
ingly. " Most people would have seen you,
now, wouldn't they?"
"Women always have before," he as-
"Then you must liave rejoiced in a
change, didn't you? Variety is so pleas
ant to an apjetito jaded by sameness!"
"No," he answers; "I didn't enjoy it at
all. I'll tellyou," he says, looking up at
her with wide, clear eyes; "to be frank,
I hate Ainerican women, and you're the
only one who over inspired me with the
Coniston stops short; there is some
thing in his listener's face that marks ai.
unerring period in his reck i-ss speech.
"Well ? she asks, aweetly and cleurh
"' the slightestif"
Tho English language 1s C "-.Uton's
nativo tongue. but it fails him now; hu
feels tho wr.rni hlood suiTusin? Iilt fp-e
as lils niiiiil runs after an elusivu
"Ah, 1 see; thero ure Rome things so
much better implied than e.xpressed.
But I am so matter-of-fact that I must
translate your muto eloquence, Lord
Coniston ." At this instant Conistim
is lost in calculating how iiiany miuutcs
he can stand this present temperature of
his huad and fact "into words. or a
word curiosity, eh? Come, be twice
frank is it not so ?"
"You may chrihten it curiosity, and
call it so. pro tem., if you choose, Miss
Grey, but "
Tlie earl again falters.
"Oh!" cries the girl, with a little im
patient wave of hor liand, and throwin
bnck her pretty bloude head; "how I
ablior Englishmeii!' They are so in terror
of even their miuor emotioin. A Freneli
nian, n Gnrman, an ltaliau, any other
nationality in the world is ready, eager
to put his ilirtatioiH propensities into the
most dulicious language; but an English
man!" she shudders "lio stops to rt'on
der what he is about to feel, and lol tho
einotion vanishes! Iia! ha! ha!"
Miss Gray luughs a long, musical, ring
Coniston looks nt her, and he wonder.i
if he has ever really seen her until this
morning. Slie looks like the hrightest
part of the sunshinu as she sits there in
it, mocking him,
"Perhaps wo do avoid putting what
you call our 'tlirtatious propensities' into
words; but if you will pennit me to say
so, an Englishnian is only too ready to
speak out that whicli he feels!"
"Do they ever 'feel' anything outsido
the hunting-lleld and the house of eom
mons?" she asks, provokingly.
He smiles as he looks at her.
"1 will tell you soine day."
Not long after Coniston rides with
Miss Grey a long atternoon ride on the
road by the bay, and through the woods
and past the larnisbusy with tlie autumu
They ehat of comnionplace things
the llowera, the birds, theclouds, the blue
of toa and sky, and they come home
soberly enough, too soberly, he tliinks.
Tliere is a ball that night, the last of
"the season." Coniston is not a danciim
man, so he has the satisfaction of watcli
inc Miss Grey floating about the ball
room in the anns of other meu prin
cipally Bradford. He sniokes cigars; he
even goes so far as to drink hraiuiy, and
invoke the imuge of the repoieful Cicely
all have little eirect. He stalks out on
the piaz.a, brilliant with lanterns, and
then saunters to the other end. where it
is com)arntivuly dark.
Polly sits there, and Bradford Brad
ford! is bending above her; he even has
her haud; and now he goes in and leaves
Coniston is a niadman as he ruhes into
the other man's place, and le.ins treiu
blingiy over her chair. She is ijuiet,
"It is I," he wliispers, brokenly.
"I know," she replics, softly.
"Oh. child!" cries he, "you must listen
to me; 1 am a good-for-notliing sort of a
fellow; 1 have had no religion, no any
thing, until 1 have known you, and now
you are my shrine. It seems to me at
your feet 1 should lay rare spice:,, per
fumes, llowors, jewels and all I dare
lay there to-night is a hutnan heart a
hunian life, Polly," he says, lowly, stoop
ing his blondo head to her.-,. "Will you
He sees her face as she upturns it in
the flare of the last lantern; it is as he
has never seen it pale, stricken, awful,
"Well!" she says, at last, wilh that
clear, hriglit voice of hers, a tnlle hard,
a tntle matter-of-fact.
"Oh, I love you, my soul! uiy iueen! I
love you and need you," cries he, over
conie by the sight of her pallor.
"I know," she answers, (piietly, "I
aiipreeiate, value your love; 1 would not
have it otherwise; I should have been
disappointed always if you had not loved
me. Ah !" burying her white face in
her hands, "I revel in it !"
And he had once thought this woman
cold, supedicial, unlikable.
"My darling !" Coniston says, reaching
out his hands for hers.
"But," wliispers. the girl, drawing away
into her silken wrap, "I I am engaged
to bo married to Eugene Bradford. I
have been for two years !"
Sir Campbell Krazer had arrived from
the west. Tho Arizona sailed on Tues
day, and both he and tlie earl of Coniston
were booked on her passenger list.
It was Monday night "midsummer
come again," people said, lounging the
piazzas of tho big hotel waun, sultry,
with great banks of blue-black clouds
hovfring above the golden rim of the
Bradford was up in town, detained by
bueiness, as Coniston had discovered,
Miss Grey was sitting at the corner of
the piazza. He went up to her for the
nrst time stnce the night of the ball.
"May I sit down?"
She looks up assentingly.
"I am going to-morrow in the Ari
zona." "I know," she answers, whitening,
He wondera why, and, heaven help
I him! he gets up and goes away, when ho
would ratlier far have taken the frail,
vivacious, alert httle woman to his
Presently he saunters back.
"Would you take a rido with me to
night? You know we shall never on
earth see eaoh other again. Would you?"
Her eyes flash, her lips quiver; she
turns the ring on her finger back and
"Yes," she says, quietly, "I will get on
my habit and be down presently."
They ride ofT otr into the green and
silent country lanes where the dew
damps the air, and where the scent of
the homesteii flower-gardens mingles
with the breatJu of the sea as it comes to
They do not talk very much, nor yet
ride faat. Tlie twilight is gathering and
the horses liave their way.
Suddenly it growa dark the blue-black
clouda have crept over all the brightneas
of tho henvns nnd hidden tho harvest
liioon from sight.
A flash an instantaneous report, and
Polly sees her lovor stngger in his seat;
his left arm falls powerless, struck for
over useless at his side.
She has her horse besido him in an in
stnnt; she comes closo to his side, while
the great raindrops fall plashing down
upon them. She takes up the stricken
nrm in lier soft hands, and presses her
young lips upon it.
"Polly!" cries Coniston wildly. "Do
you love Bradford?"
"Oh, no!" she says.
"Will you marry me?"
"Yes," she wliispers.
"Now to-night this very hour?"
"Yes, this very hour, if you wish it?
Oh!" cries the girl, wildly, "Jack, I'll be
good to you. I must be, don't you see?
This this?" Sho touclies his arm as he
tries to guide his horsn and hold her to
him, both. "IIo doesii't need nic like
that! and you do; and it is my fault 1
ought not to liave cotno out to-night
"Thank God you did!"
"And," she says, slowly, as they turn
their horses' heads, "besides, I I love
you: is it not strange?"
"Very. And you will not regret own
ing a fellow as as helpless as I am,
"No," sho answers, thoughtfully, and
looking at her by tho lightning's frequont
llash, he sees the strongth, and warmth,
and tenderness, and love, that he has
"Polly," Coniston says, through tho
pelting rain, as they ride back to
Brighton, "it seems to me as if my wholo
life had been an intorrogation point,
and as if you were the blessed answer to
And so it fell out that the reverend
pastor of St. Mary's was called upon to
marry two drenclied people that Novem
bor night, and that the earl of Coniston
put oH his sailing date anotlier month.
Fanny Aymar Mathews in I'rank
I'i'Cullarltii-4 ol tlie Iriah Alti;lL't.
Onr alihabet came directly to us from
the lrish missionaries and profeasurs of
religion and wisdom.who taught Christi
anity to the he.'itheii Angles, Saxons,
Jutes, Goths, Germans, Danes and
Sweiles several centuries atler the death
of our Lord. Instcad ot using the Latin
names for the letters taken from the
Chri'-tian Komnns they gavo them names
of their own. Their wise and pious inen
had been menibers of, or were the
pupils of, a class of loarned he!ithen
called the Druids. In ancient Ireland a
drui was prophet, priut, doctor and
magician, and the name seems to be con
nei'ted with our word tree. It was
against the rule of the Druids to writo
things down. They were m the habit of
retiring to the deepest woods for medita
tion and study, souietiines attended by
That is probably the rouson why the
lrish. ainong whom the Dniida retuined
their power the longest U'cause Ire
land was the hardest to re:ich of all the
great isl;ids there.ibouts, iuid the l:ust to
feel the changes taking pkioueWe where in
Eurojie cho.se this pretty system of
naniing the letters of the Latin aliihabet
when it became common. Instead of
calling A alpha, as the L-itins usually
did, they said A, aihn, tho word whicli
stood in their language for palm treo and
came, in sound, nearest to idpha, and bts
gaji with an "A." Instead of xU they
said lieith, the word for birch tree, al
most the same in sound ils the Plueni-
cian, but ipjite diiTeretit in meaning.
And so with the other letters: Coll,
hazel; duir, oak; eadha, osjien; fearan,
alder; gort, ivy; huath, white thorn;
iogha, yew; luis, mountain a-sh; muin,
vine; nuin, ash; oir, brooni; jKiith, dwarf
elder; suil, willow; teino, furzo; ur,
heath. They called this alphabet beth
luisnion, choosing out the letters B, L,
and N, instead of the letters A and B, to
forni a name. St. Nicholas.
Mnrkptn nf cIih (li rmnii Cttu).
The entire doniestic economy of ISerlin
has during the last few days been revo
lutionized. Up to th present month tho
markets of Berlin have lwen held in
squares and open spaces. Thero has
been no covered hall. Now, however,
all the markets have been swept away
und this week a series of market halls,
built on a colossal and imposing scale in
various (piarters of the city, have lieeii
opened for public use. At least two of
tho abolished markets dato from early in
last century, and all have their peculiar
historical associations. If the house
wives of Berlin were polled on the sul
ject tho new market halls would be sen
tenced to demolition but tlie authorities
of tho city nre doiug all they can by pub
lic expositions of tho matter and other
means to remove the popular prejudico
against the innovation.
It is an ahnost incredible fact that an
inhabitaut of Londen consumes in a year
thirty-two times as much libh as an in
habitant of Berlin, and that though tho
stores of the North sea are open to the
German metropolis, Paris with her 2,220,
000 itihabitants consumes more lish than
the whoie of Germany with u opulation
of '17,000,000. This scanty consumption
of flsh is one of the things in whicli the
new market halls are expected to effect
un improvement. Berlin requires yearly
1,025,000,000 pounds of food, including
100,000,000 pounds of frosh mejit, 3,000,
000 jiounds of birds of all borta. 2.500.000
pounds of game, 77,000,000 litresof milk,
80,0('0,000 pounds of butter, 8,000,000 of
jxjmids of cheese, 19,000,000 pounds of
eggs, 51,000,000 pounds of fruit, 3,000,000
pounda of oranges, 21,000,000 pounds of
fresh lish. 7,000,000 pounds of smoked
flsh and 8,000,000 pounds of pickled flsh.
A Cllnmtlo Variety Sliow.
Tho territory of tho United States has
sonio 450 different climatic districts, cor
reaponding to all possible regions of Eu
rope and western ABia. New Orleans,
for instance, corresponds to Lisbon, San
Fruncisco to Naples, St. Lonis to Odesso,
Chicago to Dorpat and Rig7i7kans;is City
to Berlin, Los Angeles toSmyrna, Seattle,
"Washington territory, to Dublin, Nash
ville to Milan, Louisville to Vienna, Cin
cinnati to Breslau, Santa Fe to Adriano
plo, Hichmond, Va., to Geneva. Dr. Fe
lix L. Oswald.
THE TREE3 OF WASHINGTON.
Mugtiincviit Iti'iulU of Syntomatla Ar
tnirlriillnri! at (In- IVder.il Ciiltl.
In no city in the United States, and
perhaps in the world, has arboriculturo,
as a means of urban embellishment, been
more intclligently employed and with
more gratifying results than in Washing
ton. The favorable spring weather has
doveloped all tho iiatur.il beauties of tho
choice selection of dcciduous and ever
green trees and shrubs whicli beautify
not only tho great parks, squaros nnd
circles of tho capital, but the eurb lines
of the broad avenues which sweep up in
beautiful ranges of vision towards tho
massive public edillces or fonn magnifi
cent vistas along strcets busy with tho
activities of trade. Tho work or tho
parking commission, under the auspices
of the municipal govornmcnt, began in
1872, thus atfording fourteen years of
practical test of the sagacity of their
lilans and tho fruits of their lalnir.
Washington, even in this brirf space,
surjiasses Paris, Vienna or Berlin in the
nuinber, variety and beauty of its trees.
In the commcncement of their work
the commission selected trees possessiii'
statelinenx and synimetry of growth. ex
jnnsive foliage, early spring verduro
mnl autumiial variety of colors. In order
to secure a reliable and abundant supjilj
of the best varietiea and healthiest
growth for tho future, a propagating
ginlen was also established in one of the
piblic parks, occii)ied by tho penal and
rfformatory institutions of the munk'ii
a!ity, whicli now contains 00,000 trees of
tlie varieties uscd in dilferpnt stages of
growth, from seed to four and iive
The returns or the superintendent and
hs assistants report 90,000 trees along
tlie curb lines of the avenues and streets
and ranging from five to twenty-tivo
ysars' growth, which iucludes tho old
tiees of conimon varieties, generally cot
tinwoods, which were standing when
tle systeinatic arborcultural ailornment
ol the capital began. The number stated
does not embrace the artistic groupings
and groves of trees in the 700 acres of
biautiful jmblic parks of the city.
Some idea may bo formed of the oxtent
of the lines of trees now shading
ths avenues and streets when it
is stated that if all the trees
were htretched out in two rows they
wi.uld form an unbroken vista from
Wjshington to Baltimore, Philadelphia,
Niw York, and nearly half way to Bos
toii, or if in a single row, would reach
from Washington to within 150 miles of
J lcagi). Ibe anuual plantings add from
3.C00, to 13,000 trees to the number of tho
e.r before. Tho varieties which have
been found best suited to streets are the
ish, catalpa, cotfee, cypress. elm, maid
'n's hair, gum, horse chestniit, linden,
ocust, maple, oaks, jiopular, sycamore,
ulip, and willow, according to localities.
Tlie plantings have also been made
vith jiroper regard for certain objectivo
k-atures. For instance. the famous "Un-l-r
den Linden," of Berlin, is less than a
nile in length and now more apprecia
lle in history than in reality. The "Un-t-r
den Linden" of the Unitod States
opital is Massachusetts avenuo.
Tiis superb sweep of residences, stntuea
ard fiiuntains, and even through its more
s.irsely settled portions to its terminus
oi the banks of the Anacostia, presents
fcur niilcs of vigorous and stately young
liidens twenty to thirty feet high. Tho
ctnnectioiH with streets and avenues
sinilarly planted will in a few years give
tle "Untcr den Linden" of Washington
acircuitof twelve miles. Tho other av
enuis and streets, whether devoted to
basnei-s or residence, have also their
cliancteristics of foliage. The maples
andcatalpas of Pennsylvania avenue,
the elms of New Jersey, New Hauip
shir New York and Delaware avenues,
the ulips of North and South Capital
streets, the uieridianof the United States;
the aaples of Maryland, Connecticut and
Veraont avenues, and the jioplurs of
Virjjiia avenue give but a partial id.'a
of 'hat the trees of Washington will
add othelandscapoelfectsof the nation's
capinl in anotRer decade. aslungton
irhttliMi of tlie Aiiliual 11 ilufilll.
Tlj average raiufall or our Atlantic
slopiis aliout forty-two inches a yar.
Tho Californiaua call their neighbor
"welfeet." because Oregon gets somo
ten r twelve inches more. It miglit bo
inteesting to know what they would
call he natives of Chera Punji in tlie
Kas-a hills, on the bay of Bengal, whero
the Jinual aggregate ainoimts to more
thanlOO inches. Maj. Kennedy, in a re
centreport to tho London Geographical
socicy, makes the yearly total 484
inchn. But even that monstrnusamount
seeni to le a minimum of former esti
matu, for Chamliers' Cyclopa'dia sjieaks
of 52 inches as a yearly average. At
all epnts, the supply must lw suHicieut
to rn a initl on every acre of g round.
Cor. Jhicago Graphic News.
Ai Anecilfite uf Charleit Uurtvln.
I h.ve lately heurd an authentic anec
dote i Darwin, that seems quitc worth
repea'Jig. It refers to his old ago the
perioc when he was bringiug out his
books)n the habits of plauts. His health
was por; and an old family servant a
woiiiu overhearing his daughter ex
press ome anxiety about his condition,
soughto reassuro her by saj'ing: "Hi
believ master'd lie hall right madam,
hif 'e only 'ad somethin' to hoccupy
'is mid; sonietimes 'e atands in the con
6ervary from mornin' till night just
a-looln' at the flowera. Hif 'e only 'ad
Bometin' to do, 'o'd be hever so much
better hl'm suro." Nooneenjoyed tho
joko lore than tho great naturalist him
belf. ?or. New York Critic.
r lteinuve XTnpleasant Otlors.
To vmove unpleasiuit odors burnt
colfees the best disinfectant, and it is
very reeable. For water closets, night
chaira etc., chloride of limo and even
comiun liine should be used. This is
eirecttl in cleansing utensils from bad
Miors.Or charcoal powder and caniphor
lisold; tho articlea well rinsed witli
he ojiposition. Demorest's Monthly.
Mijf. giycerine. and gum arabio ure
.-..: a-ed to pioduco the glossy
, . eay.ee of ink.
On the Illqlitunilt nf Onnti-mata.
On much of theso hlgh lands, altos tho
people call them, thero are streama of
water which can be used for irrigation.
The farming on such fav'ored spots goes
on tho year around for tho thermoino
ter during the eight years of this gentle
man's residence lias nover been abovo 72
degrees or below 58 degrees indeed only
once during that time has it rii-n as high
or fallen as low. It is dilllcult to realizo
such an unvarying stcadiness of cliluate.
Colds are unkjiown, and although the
jioor people live, many of them in open
bauiboo huts with no lloors, the smoke
of the little liro in tho center of the hut
covering tho walls and every utensil
with a deep brown, yet pulmonary
troubles are never heard of. A popula
tion such as Kansas possesses would
transform this rcgion into a blooming
garden. No frosta ever toilch vegetation
and the fruit trees blossom and bear
fruit at the same time. In early times
tho Spaniards brought here tho grape
and olive and thoy throvo well; after
wards Spain, fearing tho growth would
destroy her monopoly of the wine und
oil trade of the country, decreed that
the vineyards and olivo orchards should
all be extirpated, and it was done. No
vigorous attempt since the indepondcnco
of the republic has been made to repro
duee the destroyed industry. Somo
vincs havo ln'en put out, but the matur
ing grai.j havo fallen a prey to a small
ant. This, howover, is not the case in
otlier parts of the republic than the
region I am speaking of. Cor. Kansas
Trnlnlni; I'lnn rnr tlin Clrcu.
Who flrst discovered that tho llea was
susceptible to education and kind treat
nient is not known; but the fact remains
that on their small heads there isa think
ing cap capable of accomplishing fjreat
results. In the selection of lleas for
training, however, the same care must
be taken as with human beings, as the
greatest diiTerence is found in them.
Some ure exceedingly ait scholars. while
others can nover learn, and so it is that
great numbers of lleas are experimented
with before a troupe is uccepted.
One of tho ilrst lessons taught the ilea,
is to control its jumping powers, for if
its great leaps should be taken in the
middle of a performance tliere would be
a stidden ending of tho circus. To insuro
against such a misfortune the student
llea is lirst placed in a glass vial, and en
couraged to jump as much as possible.
Every leap here madebrings the polished
head of the llea against the glasi, hurl
ing the insect back, throwing it this way
I nnd that, until, after a long and sorry
expenence, aml perhaiis many head
aches, it makes up its mind uever to un
fold its legs suddenly again. When it
has proved this by refuing to jump in
the open air, the lirst and most nnport
ant lesson is coinplete, and it joins the
troupe, and is daily haniesed and
trained, until linally it is pronounced
ready to go on the stago or in the ling.
A Ttinm-I ti I'riiHM. lOchmrd'H Inlo.
By means of the proposed tunnel from
tho Canadian mainland to Prince Ed
ward's isle, it is believed that the steam
communication may be carried on all
the year round, as is the case now in the
Clydo, Severn and Thames system. Tho
total disUance from C'npe Tonnentine to
Cape Traverse, tho two termiual ioints,
is eight and one-half miles, and between
these two points are the straits of North
umberland. Tho plan is to run a tunnel
conqiosed of metal cylinders three-eights
inches thick, fifteen feet in diameter,
lined with concreto two and one-half
feet thick, giving a clear passageway of
ten feet, through which cars may bo
drawn by iireless engines, also to run
piers out from themain land on the New
Brunswick side, 10,000 feet, and from
Prince Edward's side 4,000 feet. To reach
the bottom of the straits, whicli at tho
ends of these piers is twentv feet below
water level. a cylinder will run down n
I graduat incline. Ventilation of tho
whole will bo secured by means of u
I shaft siink about half way across tho
l straits, at which i)int tlie water is ninety
feet deep. Chicago Herald.
lloimly (iirN aiitl lloinu Ilapjiini'ss.
Public attention of late has been called
( a great deal to what are termed honiely
. girls. "Ilomes are made happy by
I liomely girls, who aro not much talked
I about in society," says one coiiteinjioiary.
. Well, it is truo. Thero is soinetliiug
I about the honest-faced, hoinelv girl that
I ....... ...i ,.k .1...
Ho is not afraid of her, does not hesitato
to ask favors, never feels as if ho is tres
passing upon her time, and always knows
just where he stantls. But all this need
not dtscourage theacknowlodged beauty.
The Telegraph makes bold to say that it
has known somo pretty girls who
were home angels, who labored faith
fully under the dlsadvantage of suiierior
charni and rinally settled down to be
como good wives. Let no girl who is
gifted with beauty feel discouraged.
Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.
Chrlxtopher Culumbus u Corslran.
Abbe Casanova, a Corsican archwolog
ist, has discovered archives whicli show
that Christopher Columbus was lwrn in
tho town of Calvi, in Corsica, and emi
grated to Genoa. President Grovy, hav
ing examined tho evidenco and being
satisiied of its authencity, has author
ized the authorities of Calvi to celebrato
by an ollicial holiday tho 400th anni
versary of tho discovery of America.
Tho inhabitants of Calvi will hold a
fete on May 23, when a commorative in
scription will lw placed on the houso in
which Columbua was bom. Chicago
l'ilgrlm tu 3Ii-cra aml Mellna.
It is believed that over 1.000,000
pounds sterling is spent yearly in pilg-rim-ages
to Mecca and Medina. Many of
theso Mohammedan pilgrims travel im-
I menso distances. Thus nearly 0,000 of
them are from tho Sotidau and neigh
boring parts of Africa, 7,fXKI are Mcniih,
1,400 Persiaus, 10,0(W Malaya aml In
dians, and somo 25,000 Turks or Egypt
inns. These are the figures for the year
1883, when thero were no fewer than
53,000 pilgrims to these two famoua
WHERE GREEN TURTLES COME FROM
How Tlioy Are CniiKlit aml IIow They Arn
Tnkeii Care of White In Coli!liiilill-nt.
Aldcrinen may como nnd alilermen may
go to Cauadn or over the range, but "the
song of the turtle," the gloriuus grcon titr
tle, will stlll continue to "be heard lu tho
land." Its very nnmo suageRts n long
tnblo crowned with llowers, covered with
the cholcest of viands nnd surrounded
with festlve men, each of wliom welgha
2,X) pouiuls. It suggests also witty toasts
and speeches, let off to the accouipani
ment of poiping chuiiipagiio coiks, fra
grant clgnrs nnd tho rouslng chorus "We
won't go home 'till morning."
The lnain supply of that estimnble ani
mal, the green turtle, comes froai Florida,
the West Indles und the shores of Central
Amertca and the Spntilsh muin, although
the latter regions furnish but few. Once
In n while they nre cnught in warm
weather ns fnr north ns the coast of Iong
island. They range in weight all the wuy
from 500 to 000 pounds, but thc average is
from eighty to ninety pounds. They aro
amphiblous creatures and like their arch
enetny, man, must now and then have a
breath of fresh nlr, or they will die. From
5,000 to 8,000 are iinnuully brought to this
city, and they uvorago to sell througuout
the year at about 15 cents per pound gtoss
Mr Mlddle'on a dealer lu green turtle
says they are taken lu nets iu tlie southeru
wnters by men who uiake n business of
cntchiiig thum, unil they are nlso captured
on the beaches as they come up out of the
water to deposlt their egns. This ilrm
keens thnm tlirntiiTli tlin vinti,r in Kt.nrnrrn
. .-- -
1 roouis well warmed and lltted with
' troughs fllled with sea water. They ure
leu witn watermelon rinds, cubbage leaves
and other green stulf, und they grow fat
in the conflnemeiit. They may bo thus
kept as long as required.
They are very senslttve to cold weather
and will frueze as quickly, lf expo-ed, as
would a man. The tlesli in nppearnnce
resembles beef. Steaks are eut from the
shoulders, but all the rest, even to the
shell und flippers, goes into the soup ket
tle. They do not bite nor snup like their
congener the snapping turtle. The shells
ure of no value for making conibs or ornu
nientul shell work. Lying on their hacks
with their ilippers tied, they will take no
food, nnd will live about six weeks, in
ordlnarily warm weather with un occa
slonal bath. NewYork Murket JournaL
George Ilail a Great Head.
Tact is the lubricant that uiakes alid
ding down the baluster of life easy. She
had two adoiers, and, as is usual, halted
between two opinions. Henry loved her
well, but Gcorgo's head was the longer as
the sequel shows. "Speaking rtf memo
rles,"crled Lucille, "why. I can remember
when I used to pluy with dolls and make
mud pies in the lnne." "What a wonder
ful metnory!" exclaimed the loolisli Henry,
admlriiigly. "Pshaw' Wonderful to re
call that which occurred so few years
ago?" spoke Goorge of tlie long head and
the next time Henry spoke to her she
snubbed him. -Binghamton Kepublicau.
How a Senator lteadt tlie I'uper.
In sieaking of the ill-mannered and
petty way ot showintf splte by reading
while some one is addreising an assem
blage, it is said that when Webster re
plied to Hayne ilfty-six years ago in the
senate, in a speech that will live for all
time, a I'n'ted States senncor pretended to
be more engaged iu reudlnu his news
paper thuii giving any iittention to Web
ster. Anotlier senator peeped over tho
shoulder of his inuttjntlve colleague nnd
found that the abstracted newspaper
reading senator, with eye glnses, held the
paper upside dora. Chicago Herald.
The Luhricatioli nf Marliilie Journal.
There has lieen consldernlile discussion
at times as to whether the lubricatltig ma
terial in the journals of machinery actu
ally forms a illm between tlie moving
parts, or whether the parts theniselves are
rendered so smooth ns no longer to abrade.
Professor Keynolds has lately reported in
vestigations to the British Hoyal society
which seem to prove conclusively that
whenever hard surfuces under pressure
sllde over each other witliout abrasion
they nre separnted by u tllni of foreign
i mutter.whether perceptible or nut. Texua
u Kfnil of llei;irar lu t.ottiatn.
, A new kiud of becgar is loose on the
streets of New York. He snt on u dirt
I pile and repeated with great unction:
i "Sirius, Orion, Jupiter, the Great Bear,
Veniii, Mars, Gemini," etc, until he had
, gone through the 11st of stars, planets, and
constellations. Then hebeiriti in scriptute,
and ran along: "Moses, Kzekiel, Solomou,
l Benjamhi, Peter,Elijah, Noah, Aaron, and
j soon indetinitely. Chlcngo Herald.
, Intlatfou ot the Coiifeilerate Currency.
i There was much gossip about the work
, ing of the Confederate treasury induced,
, doubtless, by the intlution of the currency
I and its shritikin value. (Jen. Tooiubs
i snid: "The presses iu the treasury were
j used in the day-tinie to print money for
I the governnient, and the uiiwrs that
i turned them were allowed to run themat
i night to print their wuges with." Atlantu
Lonl Maeuiilay on Decollete Dress.
Lord Macaulay found time iu the nildst
of his llterary and other labors to east his
eye over a full-dress atfair or two, and he
gives this mlvice to those ladies in decol
lete who may or may not have known
where to draw the Une: "The drapery
should be so arranged as at once to answer
the purpose of modest concealment and
Judiclous dlsplay." Chicago Tribuue.
The Seven School of Alaika.
The only schoola which the nationnl bu
reau of education has under its direct con
trol are those iu Alaska. There are seven
schools in that territory, located at Sitku,
Fort Wrangel, Jackson, Haines, Oun
alaska, Iloonah and Bethel, and the total
number of pupils is 491. These ure niostly
Indian chlldren, of course. Chlcugu Jour
nal. llet for u Traveler'it Head.
A rnilroad conductor says that n news
pnpur folded lengthwise and tucked down
the back under the coat so that one end
ahall project up against the bnck of the
I head, makes u most comfortnble mid thor-
ough rest for a tired traveler's heftd. This
1 ought to be suggestion enough tor a smart
1 Yankee. Chicago Journal.
( Victory Through Guupotrder and Qululne.
! An obser-ant druggist snys tlmt the
i north conquerexl the south thniugh its
abundant supply of gunpowder and qui
nlne, and that had It not been fnr the drug
i the northern armies would huve been
forced toHUccumb. Chicago Times.
The Autohlography of lope fo.
Pope Leo's uutobiography, which he is
now wrlting Industriously, will bo pub
. lisbcd simultuueously iu four languages
Latin, Eiigltsh, French and Spunish.
I Hrner's Haznr.