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Ram's Horn Sounds a Waming Note 6o
T H E devil was the
B r s t counter
F O R T U NE
stiles on the
man who hopes.
1f b yRIDING a bob
by is sometimes
\, IT never hurts
the value of gold
to call it brass.
W HEN the
wi -ked are honored the devil is pro
MARK this: When you worry you
have ceased to trust.
GOD'S children all have a light when
Ile sends the night.
SiN is the surest detective any man
!ver had on his track.
THE corner-stone of a lawyer's
ouse is a fcol's head.
Ir is not often that the devil maies
i mistake in his bait.
ALL eggs will count as such, but
,nly the good ones will act.
NoTHING can make us richer that
ices not make us tbankful.
THE right cross for you is the one
iou don't want to tare up.
EVERY trouble that comes to a
'hristian makes his Bible bigger.
Iv. your scales and measures are
wrong your heart is not right.
TiHE moment a man wills to be
rood God will begin to tell him how.
l.trE man who would be a leader
must always be the Ilrst to start.
THE more a muth~r loves the more
5he can see in her child to love.
PEortLE who can talk. about them
;elves to the satisfaction of others are
I-r will not take much dust on your
Bible to drive Go-1 clear out of your
TAKE the conceit out of some men
a.nd there woublu't be enough left to
IF God is now giviztg us the bitter
we may be sure that He is preparing
IF talk were walk, what great
multitudes would be headed straighb
HAD Paul asked for g ace to pa
tiently endure his thorn one prayer
would have been enough.
THE man who expects to Did his
sins goodby one at a time will never
get them all behind him.
THE man who says the world owes
him a living, always has an uphill
Lime in collectin. the debt.
Younr good deeds will weigh netld
ing with God when you begiin to take
the credit of them yoursel,
SOME preachers try so hard to fed
a few worldly giraffes, that they al~
most star'e the Lord's sheep.
THERE isn't very much light in the.
lire of a man who keeps his churdh
letter in the bottom of his trunk.
A GREAT many people have the
name of being back sliders who have
nlever had anything to backslide from].
THAT man can rob God and mnake
something by doing it. is the bigger:
lie that was ever turnedj loose o:..
THE devil never gets anyhod~y t"
foljow him until lhe has manages;
sonmehow or other to cover up his
WHIENEV E! th 'l '*Un~s a mau.
to take a step aw m fom God, he.
rirst tries to conv..ce him thvit ne is
doing it with a gotod motive.
Hlag a Diagno~eln; Watch.
There is an old woman at PitMs
burgh named 3Irs. Schwartz, tim
number and value of whose patient<~
are the envy of a'l the doctors of the
place. She is the only one of her
school. The result or her success
lies in the possession or a diagnosing
watch. This is her own construction
after years of labor and at a large
sum of money. This wa?tch. says the
New York Evening Sun. has been
made according to some prin. iple of
anatomy that she has djiscovered.
The right hand, it appears, is pos
gessed of five veins. in the left hand
there are seven. The mechanism of
the watch is so delicately adjusted
that, placed on the wrist, it is a''.
fected by each one of these veins. A
disturbance in any one of these
veins, if the watch is pl iced
on the wrist, is pointed1
out by the ligures on .the watch.
Such disturbance indicates some dis
ease according to the vein affected.
The disease being thus identiied, it
is treated with heros and lotions of
the old woman's manufacture. There
is no disease this old lady, who is an
educated woman wah several learned
diplomas from the old country, is
afraid to tackie. HIer method is to
-~ rub the afflicted part with a botion
and say: "In so many days this or
that will he." All the evilence goes
to snow that s'.e is remarkably suc
cessful. Physicians who have taken
note of this say that it is merely an
example or the power of su::gest ion
and but another curious exampile of
the mental vagar ies so con;i-u.-us
in the art of healing i this last de
-:ade of the century.
A bout !Theteria..
Bacteria are siml~y micro ;cop:e.
plants or varyi ng si;:e an.1 sha es,
some of them bein' 1ow- thiat
15, 000 laid en l t'' em:i w' b not
make arow mi >rC than ni-unln
and --t ic tra :~ 2: i. The
nddet. form~ of ali th ti one
I 'tat is the examcr co.m'm-~. pa: c of a cork
--erew. In all eaweks fney ar sCo i
::ute that one ne~s a powerful mi
cr:o cote in order to studyv themi, and
:n.o case canl they be pe eelved witl
tihe unaided eye alone.
HABITh Th AT MA NE "-A NICl:
Making a saerifice cheexfully when
sytr one is made.
Inquiring after the f i~sen a- famn
hles or those whom she .mets
.'howin~ 'm dll co ::tosis" t i hum -
Die people wihot anm ait cf p :ronage.
31aking no unnecessary 1:uliuon to
my subjc which Is known o be disa
L*EN.EBAL SflEIDAN AND HIS,
"',RASCALLY LITTLE SOL
Some year3 ago a pony carriage
,tood at the broad stone step of a drive
way on Massachusetts avenue in Wash
0% of the open door of a big cheery
house ran four children, talking and
laughing, and having a lively skirmish
with papa, who, bareheaded, went out
to hold the rugged looking pony by
the head, while Agnes, the pretty, slim
3ldest dan: Ier, climbed to the driver's
seat; the ,ar twin girls came next,
and rollicking, mischievous Phil tum
bled in after them.
The father was Ge ral Phil Sheri
dan, "Fighting Phil," and as lie shaded
bis keen eyes from the sunlight with
,:s hand, he threw kisses to the little
Ues. an ! watched the small pony trot
down the broad avenue until, they were
out of sight.
Another General, and an old tried
friend, stood in the door, and waited
till the picture was gone.
"P'hil, how do you manage 'em?"
"But you managed an army well.
You were a pretty good general, hey?
Good on campaigns! Uncommon
"Different affair, John, altogether
different! Oh, these rascally sol
diers, and their eternal mischief I it
only takes abcat four to make an
The two men sat down on the stone
door step. They soberly talked of old
times, old days, old soldiers, hard
work and strange experiences, until
the conversation turned again to the
"Rascally little soldiers, John, and
eternal mischiefs; but all the
man there is in me, they manage
to bring out. They are the best com
rades I ever had, John!"
"Fighting Phil" looked sober and
gentle as a woman; a flush rose to his
cheeks, and a light came into his eyes,
as he talked.
"No? they don't make much of rules.
Their mother knows just what to do.
%-he is a wonderful little mother, John,
I don' see how she came to have me,
"L suppose to get rid of you! For
:hey do say, Pail, that you were "in
love as in war," a little persistent; ever
The general taking no notice of this
insinuation, went on; "Such resources
as these children have, too! Inventions
peculiar to small heads and, John, J
am thinking how many pitfalls are in
I the world for youngsters."
"What's to keep them out?"
They won't keep out! They'll fall
'Another little soldier mastered in
The army of temptation and of sin'
is a suitable hymn for every little soul
that gets here!'
When little Phil was a few weeks
old a soldier friend dropped into the
I General's house, and asked to "see the
baby." From the nurse, General Sher
idan took the smail Lunule in his short
stouat arms, hugged the warm little face
up to his neck and laughed,
A new recruit John! worth drilling]
The rascal! He shouts command a!
''ihrrah for Phil Sheridan, Junior,
mayv be fight as wellias his father! Loos
it that piump, solemn countenance]
A tra3 knight; Will he be a Wellington
or ap~oleon, Phil?"
Thie hero of Winchester unrolled
fd ds of ilannel, and embroidery; toss
eid the baby up and down a few times,
;.assed his hand over the little round
hado, and velvet cheeks, then give him
into the arms of the nurse,
"No, John! We've had fighting
acough! If my boy is a soldier may
he be brave one, but God help hita
from the horrors of war, from the
iloodshed you and 1 have seen! It
makes me shudder now, to think of the
years past. No," and the General
dropped his head in his nands and said
slowly-"I hope my boy may not have
'.i hese "rascally salaiers'' of a loving
father were taught endless resource 01
peasure, healthful, joyous and simp'e.
Not all the dainty gowns, sashes,
hats and trimmiugs, spoiled their fun
and frolic. They grew so fearless,
were so social and -courteons, that in
their city home, or the pretty sea-side
one, they were noticed by all their
reighbors, and loved by everybody.
One Sammer, as a feiend at the sea
side watched General Sheridan and his
small comrades enjoying themselves on
the beach, he exclaimed-''I say, Gen
eral, how is it, I don't see you banging
your soldiers about to keep them oc
cupied and happy, like some of these
families over here?"
'-Banging, indeed! Let me catch
my officers at it either!"
General bheridan was very short,
very stout, and called "a small man,"
but terrible in his wrath.
"Banging about 1 think not!
Keep 'emi busy! Always busy!
Never give them time to disagree.
You don't hear my children fretting,
fretting, snarling and teasing! They
:on's get time! They work; I notice
hey are not saints; they are like all of
us, self willed, strong, stubbora and
fulil of p'ans. Let 'em alone! Let
their little plans be carried out if pos
sibe. They love a thriving, driving
.A urse sat contentedly a litte way off,
And the four small Sheridans led the
rmy on the san i, eager, intent with
Itossed- about hair an-t fearless coati -
dence; an army marching to the sea!
Scret caus and sashes an I wooden
guns. A good mauy drammers and
olor bearers to the corps it may be
hut a splerndid, blessed, happy army.
They were in bounding health and
beauty, active as healthy, and supplied
with an immense surplus of loving eon
One day in Washington, a lady asked
as she drove by the Sheridan place,
"Are those Phil- Sheridan's children?
I remember when I saw th,. 'Hero of
winchester' for the first time. .1 was
one of a thiousand, crowding into an
afternoon reception at General and
Mrs. Grant's on 'I' street. I watched
'him from the top of the crowded
stairway, where I was crushed and
squeezed and jammed for a half hour.
There was the young officer, red as
scarlet, murmuring some faint re
Isponszs to, a hundred women and fair
misses, as they asked 'for an auto
graph,' for 'one shake of his hand,' a
'touch of his finger!' Some recited--a
line or so of 'Only Five Miles A way.'
Later I saw him in the
cloak room, gasping, choking and
using some fierce words, too. Mrs.
Grant, said: "General you are alive?
and t:.e star of the company. You
hore it bravely!"
"I hope I may never go through it
again! .It's easier to face ten thousand
ebels than these women!"
"But--the admiration-and your
bravery deserve it all."
aoaven, wnen am amired (if tr
time ever comes), it will be by onlY
one woman? I might stand that Geta
eral!" And how Ueneral and Mrs.
Grant did laugh! and-now these four
rascally little soldiers are Phil Sher.
No spot is more beautiful than the
cemetery at historic Arlington looking
across the Potomac, and over the esp
ital city, where General Sheridan rests.
The white monument marks a brave
man's grave; and the -'Little rase-lly
soldlers" grow taller every year, alI
more like women and men, b-it they
keep the sacred spot beaitifal with
sweet flowers, and still more beauin11
with tender care and precious mem,
ories of the golden dars in the pait.
Washington, 1). C. 18-1.
WUMEN WHO CAN TALE.,
Are pretty nonentities played out it
these days of a higher education, whet
to be versatile is a profession, and t<
t e smart a labor which even the stupic
attempt with energetio idiocy? Th
pretty little woman us3d to rei.-n ovei
the minds as well as over the hearti
of men. She led argument with i
moue, and overcame reasoning with s
pont. With a look she laid oppositior
low, and with a smile won her way t<
triumph "over the bodies of prostrat
intellects." There was no need fo hei
to talk. She had only to be charmingl3
dressed and she could command he
empire. Is not a change com ng o'e
the sl irit of the dream? We are in
clined to think so. Demand create:
eupply, and the supply of a otnen whc
can talk is certainly on the increase
while the merely pretty creature with
out a word to say, dass not seem to at
tract nearly so muou attention as o
old. Most of our famous beauties ar
women who can lead a con% ersation a
well as a cotillon; who can utter a bo
mot and also appreciate one: k ho cat
be epigramma ic in addition to be;n
sentimental, and who are capab'e o
saying ditto to a brilliant man Ps o
murmuring the necessary "Boo!" t<
to the necessary goose. The sily bean
ty is, in fine, on the wane. Sie is lest
appreciated than of ol 1. Men tir<
more quickly of her little ways thai
was their wont, and are far from de
lighted when they have to take he:
I own to dinner. There is no doub
that at one time the average nai
looked for sillioess in a pretty womar
as expectantly . s the fortune hunte:
looks f .r gold in the mine, an.], who
he has found it, found something t<
rest upon, and was thankful. Ib
loved a doll, and was ready to ihink i
"the I retliest doll in the wor d" if i
had enough adaptability to laugh in th,
right place when he clumsily gave ti
cue for I ughter by attempting a trans
parent thou.h not pellucid, joke
Nowadays men look on womuen so ver:
differeitly from the way in which t:.e,
used to. The. think of them as cm
anions* and in a compan on one want
a pretty wit as well as a pretty nose
Tue cQnsequence is that even hand
some women care learning to ta k, an(
that the woman who can talk besti
the most thoroughly popular woman
so long as she is not too ill -natured
There are various ways of talking, an<
learning is not required in ord:.uar:
conversation. Some of the most bril
liant men of our day are hopeless bore
at a dinner table. The ar t of con'. er
sation is to be thoroughly brighit,quic]
adroit, turning easily in any giver
direction, an adept at listenng-foi
half of conversation should be listen
ing-witty without labor, and occa
sionally epigrammatic without upheav
al. The woman who brings out ai
epigram with the air of an earthquak<
s a woman to he avoided. The easil:
amusing talker is far more popui
with men than the laboriously tbrillian
speechifier-the female Sams'.n wh<
brings the poor Fhilistines to tI.
around with every secon remark.
Yes, the woman who can talk is begin
nig to rule the world. To have
really wide empire, no doubt shi
should be good to look upon, too, bu
if she can talk really well she will al
ways command an audience of admir
ers. It is often supposed that stapid
dense men oishke exceedingly womnet
the reverse of themselves, but this xs
as a rule, a fallacy Ihey dislike suc:
a woman if she is sarcastie, an'd, insteat
of shooting her: arrows into tne ir
tak-s them as a target, and scores
bllseye every time she fires Nobod*
enjoys trying to pull out the darts tha
are quivering in him all through th<
course of a long dinner. The sarcasti<
woman is not a perfect conversationahiat
She repels others instead of drawing
insidiously ont their mental juices
She reduces what should be a duet t<
an ill-natured monologue, and mci
either fight with ner or discreetly avoi.
her. But the dull man usually admire
wildly and without linit tne good
natured clever woman, the woman wh
shows off her mental paces and bid.
him silentLy try to imitate them.
She is so bright that he begmns ti
feel clever, too, and almost beli ye
that the power of appreciation is th
same thing as the power of action, an
that because he can listen he can talk
So as he follows, or tries to follow, th
brilliant woman throoigh the windin
maze of her wit, he catches somethin
of the delicious feeling of the leade
walking at the head of a procession
'with a handsome banner flying abov
his head, and a good lively brass ban.
hringing up the rear. He beats th<
tne, and the clever woman plays th<
tune. He is th a blower, and &he th4
organist. For without his ear-dul
thogh it be-to listen, shes most per
Iforce be silent. Dense men arc oft
positively foolish in their adoration o
kindly clever women. A great min3
women can talk well nowadays, and al
ways take the trouiule to do so. Amer.
ic in women have certainly hadl an in
fluence upon English women in thi
The charm of the woman who cat
tlk is a potent one, and one whieb
lasts over thirty, sund which deties timie
nearly, as long as5 life does. The mind,
fortunately, does not need rouge, and
can (10 its devoir with >nt tiv b bb :CI
ing aid of the powde2r-ini. Prety
folly has ceased to hold its owva again-i
pretty wit. and the dull is worste -b
the Dian3. The wo'uau who wislees t
rule must nowadays know how to taair,
purchase her slaves with epigrams, andi
bind adorers to her with enaiusi ol boa
rnos. Instead of looking into too~
mirror she must dive into t'ie mind,
and for every pearl that she ca~n bring
to light she mnay chance to win a heart.
The loss to the farme:.s of !Pchlican
in ]S32 from smut of oyrs is esiimate..
at over $1,000,C00.
The sapphire which a'-:rns me sum-fl
mit of the Engi'sh c-own is thee
that Ed ward the Gonfdisor were in l!e
Not to do honor to d~d age is to de
molish in the morning the home~ where
in we are to sleep at night.
Ths other was of black silk cheeked
wita very fine hair lines of white. The
Bkirt was cut buis; encircling it balf
way from tLe bottom was a broad
black moire ribbon sewed only on the
upper edge. A small fizaro opened up
>n a puffed corsage of black mous8lme
pe soie trimmed with shell shaped
revers, lined with moire, collarette of
moire ribbon with long broad ends In
This season and surely the next will
be a triumph for ribbon. Long years
ago the syndicate Chambre of ribbon
ranufr cturers of b:int-Etienne called
on wome-1 for wa beggi1ng them to in
terest themselves in tils great French
industry which was tIreatened with
destructicn. To day it is qnite anoth
er matter. Mapufacturers are hardly
aille to supply the dem:.nd for ribbons
of all kirds with which we decorate
every artic'e of our toilette.
Ribbons are now beint made for the
winter which are marvels of beauty,
and the manner of using them will be
a great surtrise. For this summer
the mist charming ncvelty Is the co:Det
ribbon in satin or velvet forming a
border on the edge of fiunces, berthas
No.: . 2264. %
Ma Lry.-Have your corsets or Coutillo, It is
the best material, andi comne a In colors, as well
as white. It is possible that you1 have been
wearing corsets that tre too tight, or that do
not fit you. We advise you to try the Dci
a e Waist. you can have them made to ordes
at les west 23rd St.
Mrs H. E. A.--Narrow flounces are the most
deirable for a young girl. Have tbo r-kirt
covere-d with them, the natrrower the better.
Put a lace liounce on the petticoat, throuth
the heading run ribbon In color to match the
Qundary.-It is no trouble for us to answer
yor question. The time has gone by whe~n it
is a sign or i lewance to use nothing but ster
lng silver f r table service. Knives and
forks too, with beautifully carved handles ot
rnot berof-.pearl are much daintier and pleas
anter to use than the heavy silver. The ett
glass used may be either heavy or light as
fancy dictates, for our own part we prefer the
Virtu.-For your proposed trip you neerl a
9:O04 tick seree dIrew, bluo or brown, w il
look well,let your under garments be lig bht but
warm. Have a felt hat with a simple batni
around it, and above all, tbe eure thit your
shoes are thick. The fashion of your dress is
of minor importance.
W zy. 2 V.
No. 2265. DAOK VI~w.
No. 2263. THE AUTESSE COLLAR.
This is made in white lace and pleated
black mousscline de soie. It has two
tabs of alternate rows of lace and
moualine terminated by a flounce of
as whte ItiIosbeta o aebe
Nv *i-cost tha i-etotg.o h'td
rJUR r aS L ET iER.
aIi the world seems animated by one
brought, tlt i; of traveling; the streets
the encumbered with trunks destined
for some one of the varicus railway
stations, and it seems .s tLough Paris
wouJd soon bo depopulated.
To know hw to travel is a great
accomplishment, Americans are our
suneriors in this respect.
The first thing in importance is time;
io not leav.3 anything so that there
mnustbe ha te at the moment of de
I arture, and ta''e just as little baggage
"s pos5'ibie. A bve a!] carry no paste
board hit boxes cr use!es. i parcels.
E'pe:lal cre shiui be taken that
the travel'ng ba co::tain3 besiles the -
nlces ary t u let artcs, a number of
Iv irs of gloves, extra bandkerchiefs, a
. 'Jer pocket, toilet wateus, a smail
: . , with its cup, containirg brandy
or rum, a boo', -onie papers, a few
bonbons and tiat is quite suticient for
A linen case with leather Enishings
which Americ . s call thi "telEsccpe"
-.s valuatl, for carryir g parasois, um
rellas, trave jig rags and small
artieles that are necessa!y if one is
obliged to stop for a few hours or break
he journey for a night.
Some persons not accustomed to
:ravel imadlne that an olti costume a.n'l
lat must b3 worn. That is a great
-trror. Accommodations for traveling
-re made so perfect that a costume for
promenade in the city Is the correct
thing to wear. It is imperative that
every detill should be bevoad reproach.
The dus. cloak will protect from any
fmssibility of SUiling. It is carried on
the arm and put on o1:ly after entering
the compartment. A m-ment must
be given to tnis garnent, It is simi ly
w-hat Its name indicates, a dust cloak,
.ud nothing wore. It ought to com
pletely envelope the figure in such a
way that it will catch all the dust of
The srrall veil and the good gloves
shou d be placed In tie tr-vdliuz big
I .luTing the journey. Some mo;mer.ts be
!ore arriving at one's destination, a few
drops of Cologne or of any toilet watei
'ihould be put on a handkerchief and
) he face carefully wipe1, then put on a
'ittle powder. Take iff the hat, brush
it c&r-filly, putting it on ag-in as well
is the sma'i veil, change the gk,ve'.
the dust cloak should be t .ken off,
. o de and put inthe "e lvelole-valise."
Now the tuilette is perfect fur disem
Eating should be avoided in the trail,
lie management of the I uTets is such
'at hungor can be satisf-d in a very
comfortalle way wiLbout haste and
without griat expense.
To travel in this way is to travel
onveni-ntdv, quietly and agreeabl.
it i3 not necess-ry to speak of strar ge
raveling corr.pailonp. all who read this
are women of tact and need no advice.
Do not take too much baugage, (n
trunk and one hat box is sufficient.
The English lat boxes are very con
. enieut becau. e the bats are not thrown
-orn side to sloe. Bands are so arrana
1 d that the bat can he rinned to them,
and thus carried without harm; anove
- s a small com partm nt for veils, ficlhus
ard pretty lingerie which is so easily
crusnled and sp-iledl.
Arrived at the eni of our journey we
ire tree to t:ake our pleasure, to array
ourselves in the charming toilettes
.miich we have prepared for the sea
.hore, the springs or the country.
A t Trouvitle lately there were two
ciostu.nes wh~c iattracited much atte-n
-Ion. Th'- first was a robe of' green and
w ~hite pe/:in with a narrow puiT of
tre velve-t at the lower edge of the
:seirt. Ti e colsage w as very pla'rs,
pmaced in the bacta and trimmed with a
,oke or pretty lace; at the edge of this
yoke, in front, was a fail of lace reacn
.ng below the waist line. The lower
part of the sleev-s were white satin a
puff cf green velvet was at the tor;
r'ots of n bite satin ribbon were placed
. t be shouldere.
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hap a eah id oftetas
. . or WAP
Tae madere faloth anymaterial Ta
alonce. ur ilatio dshowds n le
shp Wateach ple in the tbc. I
rce can hel juseinde the bust
wirrowht bad ead h ahra
No. 22 o. 22NIG68. PE.
blouse mfaylbestorny witia thitesr
Fkrt.nh. camrct is ofitred bnddwhi
are fWanea l.a Thint the stan. i
ng lla is of the samse maoterial at]
vith an rowd ofs feater ttchin inure<
na'he bn othea same maters at
>lo fofm th bqaronse is l threenc
leand stifle doniere it a
i~hehat o mixe edad-h
No.226. oLrT FO T
aeatoeredt mousseline. fori
i ieflounce rns ans dsurened sl
sap oteac sie of the ae. maeia
witnwit drape ihlcli nqi
its ofr smt-le mrbbon gown plac
be mae sofulerst any toer ta
>fanced.a Ohe ilntraton hos oe
French anbrc galo isrtters byda
oae WTe hat in te back. aewT
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OLD SILVE R COINS AFLOAT.
GOOD CEANxcs Now FOn NUMISMATIsT
TO PICK Up BABGAINS.
The prevalence ot aged silver coin.
in the "change" one gets these days, is
noticeable. Look at the handful of
"chicken feed" in your pocket anD
you'll find some coins older than your
self, perhaps. There are specimens of
tLose quarters of forty years ago, on
the reverse side of which the spread
eagle of liberty is the centre, from
which radiate sun-rays to the milled
edge of the piece.
The old half dollars and quarteri of
thirty-odd years ago, with an arrow
headdrting from either side of the
date, have turned up again, and oc
cainonally one runs across one of those
old "50" pieces with a Liberty head
shorn of its Clytic knot, stubnosed and
e unbeautiful The piece may be worn
,11 down pretty fine in the mil s of com
hI merce, tbrough its sixty years of &f z
d vice, but if the finder will closely ex
amine the'smooth rim of ihe piece he
- may be able to decipher "Fifty Cents
Ly or Half Dollar."
is Lots of silver quarters were milled
in in 1857, and those who have been ob
s; servant enough to notice the unusu
ie number of old c:ins in circulation an
i- curious enough to examine them ha
A probably noticed that in that year
d grace there was no "In God We T
es over the head of the eagle. Those w
are grandfathers now may recall t
some people declared at that time t
to the failure to trust in Od, and
proneness of the money-lenders to
everybody else was due the dr
financial crisis of that memorable ear
.For the consideration of the a
stitions attention is called to the Q
that on the new style silver, thu frst
of which was coined last yea .g
Pluribus Unum'' took the place f the
lold motto on the scroll.
Everybody is wondering w1 ere all
these familiar old sitver p~ie a om
from, but if 'everybody" will slg
consider that the financial roubies
through which the country i
all grew out of a hostility ai:ver it
will not bs so groat a wonder.
These coins of forty and 'fty Year,
ago are found to be iu a spl ndz-a stae
of preservation for the mos pat Tb0
milled ed. es are little wo j and the
figures-Liberty, looking ke i:ritan- -
nia on the old English coinaga, and
.sitting like Patience on, a monment
the eagle, the stars, and fthe dateare
clear and cistiuct, evidepcing that tue
coins have not been tuaibhng a..
Itling against each other in pocket,
cash-box and till, but have been peace
'fully slumbering in the teapot of the
miser and the silverite.
When the people arose en masse and
demandied that silver be relegated to
. 1her proper place in finance those who
ihad been hoarding their silver savings
te for a generation took fright, and they
e aebeen struggling for months to get
Irid of their argentum -to exchange it
e for the golden beauties or green backed
dpromises of the best Government on
-. the face of the earth.
ec That is how it happens that there is
a so much old silver in circulation, and
- the numismatist ever alert is enjoying
eo halcyon days agamn, eagerly scanning
n not only his own "change," but that of
all his friends, finding rich prizes in
rare dates, coins that pass the eye of
G the ordinary citizen, but are quickly
e and joyously recognized by him be.
8g cause he has made a science of the
ystudy of coins.
Bwiltalk enigmatically of "booby
e heade," "crooked dates," "arrow
dates," "broken dies" and other as
d tonishing things, and wil exchange a
e bright new quarter for the dull gray
r piece in your hand, and go to some
e diealer and get a dollar or two of prolit
out cf the exchange..
It1 is worth a man's while, these days
7 o ossess himself of a book published
by W. E5. Skizner, of Boston, on coins
R and study it and the old silver that -
d comes into his hands. He may stumble
a upon one of those old fellows that will
e yield him enough profit for a day at
:5 the Branch or M~anhattan.
e TIIE GAMES OF EARLY AMERI-)
-One of the most amu'sing exhibts at
Cliicago is a collection of American
a frames. It is a curious fact that many
of the most popular games have been
einveted by women, and that the city
Gof Salem, Massachusett", celebrated for
it iths is the homne of most of these
e early games, including "Authors'' and
a game of letters, tha invention of a la
Idy who ran a seminary. Her inventive
facuity was doubtless called into requl
e stio bythenecessity of keeping the
11-il1c md-s und,:rIher care out of th t
Smisc lef whiicn some "fini for eva
e Ian-Is to do."' The "Mansion of Haip
Sgames, like backgammon, which h a
ksuen~ a respect.ibre antiquity in ths
y- East, was5 also pubflshed In Salem,
a thou;gh it is understood to bave b'een
copied fromn an English game. "Par
'chest," which belongs to t be same fami
e ly, and has a more direct line of de
IS ceut from the East, was purchascd in
i 1805 from an Englishman. The.e are
sseveral games in the modern exhi-ott
that came directly from the East.
Cauba"' is the familiar "Mancala"of
o Syrm, wh-ch is so generally plarad by:
the A rats, a:ld Wh'ich the woman in the
d D lahomey village may be seen playing
daily, whbile "Leega" Is the Well-knowP
o backgammon of the Arabs,