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THE news comes that Engand has
at last decided to begin the construc
tion of an immense dock at Gibral
tar. This will put an end to the!
rumor that Great Britain intends to'
give the rock back to Spain-to which
country it unquestionab!y belongs
In return for certain advantages or
the Morocco coast. The rumor was
well founded; the advice of some Gf
'England's ablest admirals has been to
give up the fortress. But at last tne
British cabinet, observing that
Morocco is to be a bone of conten
tion, perhaps the subject of a great
naval war, decides to keep what it
has got. In possession of Gibraltar,
It controls the entrance to the Medi
terranean. If France sets up shop
opposite, on the Morocco headlands,
which England, of course, will not
allow her to do without a fight, there
will be all the more need of "Gib."
We may see, before the close of the
century, the greatest naval battle of
modern times under the "Rock."
A WOMAN who has recently writ
ten on "The Highest Education of
Women" argues that educated wom
en are not paying the debt they owe
to society by turning to practical ac
count the education they have re
ceived. This is strange ground for
a woman to assume. A gcod defini
tion of practical results of education
is "work that adds to the moral,
niental, or material wealth of the
iworld." It is not easy to say how
mnuch educated women are contrib
uting to the material wealth of the
world, but on the moral and mental
side they certainly are doing their
full share, or perhaps more. To say
nothing of the women preachers,
lawyers, lecturers and "reformers" o1
various kinds, we should say that
more women than men are engaged
in the work of teaching, than which
there is assuredly nothing of greater
mental or moral value to the world.
And not a few women teachers have
attained eminence in their profes
sion. A much juster view than that
cited would be that women have
paid society more handsomely than
men for the education they have re
ceived-for which, be it said, they
owe society precious little, if any
THE shocking news of the death ol
President Carnot, of France, at the
hands of an assassin was received
throughout Europe with a sense o.
horror and added fear as to the out
look for the immediate future in the
French republic. The incidents lead
ing up to the calamity were of a kind
to make the terror of the deed all the
more striking. In the midst of a
fete at the international exhibition
at Lyons, whither the Presider' had
gone to assist In the celebrations of
the international exposition, M. Car.
not was struck down in the act of
bowing from his carriage in response
to the cheers of a crowd of enthusi
astic people. F'rom the fact that the
assassin is a young foreigner, and ap
parently but slightly familiar with
the French tongue, it may be sup
posed that the murder is the work of
a madman or of an anarchist rather
than the outgrowth of any domestic
political Intrigues. However that
may be, the prospect for France dur
ing the coming weeks is a very grave
one, and the eyes of Europe will be
centered on the republic for some
time to come. Torn and rent by po
litical enmities and passions, with
many parties of as many different
minds, and a number of ambitious
men striving for the honors of the
Presidency, the outcome of future
events in France is beyond any power
to foretell. As is well known, M.
Carnot had good reason to expect re
election for another term. Hitherto
his administration had been marked
-by conservatism, honesty of purpose
and the respect and confidence of
even the diverse warring political
factions which in France are many
and bitterly at variance. With him
as President there was at least the
prospect of seven years more of sta
bility In the republic. What will fol
low now it Is simply impossible to
say, for In the excited temper which
the French assume after any public
calamity the recurrence of even rex
olution itself is by no means imiposi
ble. Meantime and In the hour of
her calamity France has the sympathy
of all people throughout the civilized
world. In the death of her Presi
dent she loses an honest and singu
larly sincere and straightforward of
acial and a man who was a credit to
the country which he governed with
prudence and patriotic devotion.
A seriona Fault.
"I:0 ypu think my son will ever
make an artiat?" asked a fond parent
of the painting-master. "Well, sir."
replied the teacher, cautiously, "I
think the:e would not be the slight
est doubt of his becoming a grr " art
ist if he were not unfortunately
He Had Had Experience.
Crank-You don't know how it
feels to be ostracised and looked upon
as a parian." Jollboy-Oh, ye~s I
do. I have traveled on a suburban
train when 1 was the only man on
board who' was not a commuter.
The Lord-Miss Firpp-er, Nabel.
deah, wiLl you mnarwy mue? - 'es,
love." "Er, won't you tell me fhat
to do now, aw? .&o unexpected. you
know Nevah accepted before, you
know. Mabel, and. aw. IUmsomewhat
at a loss how to pwoceed. "--Lite.
She-George. papa says you were
cut out for the army. He--1?eally?
Thanks: Does he think I have a
military bearing? She-Ah, no. he
says you look like you'd rather walk
than work.-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LOVWS FIRST KISS.
Sweetheart, 'twas bft a while age-it sere
Though now my looks are white as snow and
all your ouris are gay
When, wandng in the twilight hae, ere stars
had smiled above,
[ whispered soft: "I love you," and you kissed
me for that love !
he first kiss. dear ! and then your hand
your little hand so sweet,
And whiter than the white, white sand that
twinkled 'neath your feet
Laid tenderly within my own! aTe queens
such lovely hands?
Io wonder that the whip-poor-wills made
sweet the autumn lands!
It seemed to me that my poor heart would
beat to death and break,
While all the wortd, sweetheart! sweetheart
seemed singing for your sake;
And every rose that barred the way in gla4
and dying grace,
rorgot Its faded summer day and, leaning,
kissed your face -
l anvied all the roses then, and all the ros
na blossomed for your sake are still ms
life's bright yesterdays ;
ut thiniring of that first sweet kiss and that
first clasp of hands,
f's whip-poor-wills sing sweeter nom
though all the winter lands !
L, Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
AN UNPUNISHED CRIME.
r LtCA aUaO MOESE.
E ROY, you were
well warned of this
in ample time to
prevent its occur
rence. A year ago,
. when you left Col
lege, I settled all
your debts, in
'a creased your allow
ance, gave you a
good start in your ohosen profession,
and told you decidedly then, or tried
to impress upon you, that all further
expenditures must come within the
limit of your personal income. Your
opportunities for making that income
a large amount were better than most
young men start out with, and if it has
failed to meet.your expenses you must
settle the matter in the best way that
you can. The a.ffair is yours alone.'
The Hon. Amos Leonard turned
again to his papers, as though to dis
miss the matter, while his son, whose
affairs had been returned to himself
with so much decision, crossed th
room and stood looking out of the win
dow, whistling softly as he jingled the
coins in his pockets.
He had not expected this rebuff.
Never befofe had his indulgent father
refused to help him out in whatever
difculties were brought to_ him for
It may have been in one sense the
fault of this parent that his only son
had grown to manhood with a disre
gard for dollars, which led his gen
erous, happy-go-lucky nature into
wild and reckless extravagance.
Lerov Leonard had been a very lit
te boy when his mother and older
sister died, leaving him alone to his
So it was the most natural thing in
the world that, after the first paralysis
of grief had worn away with time, Mr.
Amo Leonar<1 eentered all his love,
and hope and pride inu this lonely fel
low. Whatever happiness was left it
the world for his father was embodied
in Le Roy. What wonder is it that
the boy grew to a man with the idea
that all obstacles would be in some way
removed from the path of the courted
Le Boy Leonard.
He had gone through college
with every confirmation of this idea
and it was not until he started out
in business, that his father realized
the utter lack of discipline or manage
ment in his adored son. Then with~
his usual mixture of indulgence and in.
consistency, he gave him a generous
start and absolutely withdrew all further
It cost the Hon. Amos Leonard more
than his son dreamed to hold out in
this matter. He would deny himself
anything in reason, or out of it, to save
this bright natured son of his one extra
care or trouble; and this self-denial for
Le Boy's own good was hardest of all
because it brought its hardships to him
as well as to his father.,
This idea of discipline had occufred
to Mr. Leonard rather late perhaps,
but he was determined to undo the
wrong of former years, at whatever cost
There are many who will criticise
his judgment in this case-rightfully,
too, perhaps-but he was doing what
he thought best. His motive was good,
indeed ; it was only that he was a man
-a father, not a mother. Le Boy
stood whistling for more than half an
hour. Then he took his hat and started
toward the door.
"I shall dine with you at home to
night, father," he said, pleasantly.
"Good-bye, my son," his father re
plied, looking up as Le Roy left the
room. He looked at the door for some
minutes after his son had passed out.
"The boy is all right," he said, half
aloud. "It was only a little firmness
that he needed. I have never been
quite firm enough." So he irned and
went on writing.
L Boy walked down the avenue
to Twenty-third street and stood for
a few moments in the porch of the
Fifth Avenue Hotel. His debts
were larger than usual, and two of
them were what is called in a certain
circle "debts of honor." They must
be paid to-mo-rrow at the latest, and
his entire income for several months
ahed was long ago consumed. His
profession was not yet paying divi
dend'. He had been three times to his
father, and he realized now that he
meant to refuse all aid.
Suddenly, standing there in the
bright winter sunshine, Le Roy Leonard
ye very pale and started slightly.
kfter that he stared intently at the
square opposite for five minutes, and
hen walked hurriedly off down Broad
"What is this? I have no note oi
such a sum."
"It is quite correct, sir. The amount
is a large one and the check was pre
sented by your son. You must recol
The cashier of the down town bank
placed in the Hon. Amos Leonard's
:- chek fo eactiv the amoun
of Te nov's debs, not a cent anofe 6r
less. It" was signed with the Hon.
Amos Leonard's name, fin his own
peculiar chirography, but not by his
hand. Only he knew that-he and one
"Ah yes! my memory mnst be fail
ing a little, I-yes, of course." Mr.
Leonard forced a short, harsh laugh.
"I recall it now-yes, yes-perfectly.
It is all right, good day, good day,
A young clerk, with his slim legt
twisted among the rounds of a high
stool, watched the stately old man, as
he made his way out. When the heavy
door swung together, he dipped his
pen in the ink again but paused before
he used it, to say with a shrewd,
"Guess Beau Brummel Le Bto)
might help him to remember it bet
"Go on with your books, sir?"
The cashier spoke in a quick, stern
voice, which admitted of no retort or
disobedience. Silence ensued, except
for the scratching of the pens.
Mr. Leonard's faltering steps carried
him homeward unwittingly and he
sank into his deep chair before the
library fire, conscious of a desire to
think it all over and a corresponding
dread of the same. Perhaps it might
not be long before he ceased thinking
altogether. He felt that he had grown
to be an old, old man in the last few
How brightly the fire was burning.
The great library looked unusually
neat and well appointed. He re
membered that it had lately
been cleaned and renovated. He
hoped that Harry had mislaid none
of his books or papers. Ah! .papers!
He must begin to think now about that
paper he had seen at the bank. When
he had warmed his bloodless hands
well, then he would think about it.
Since Le Roy had entered upon his
professional career, father and son had
rarely met during the day, but they
had by mutual, though tacit, agree
ment taken up the old habit of dining
together almost regularly, notwith
standing the demands of society upon
the time of each. To-night, Mr.
Leonard reasoned, Ie Roy would
probably not come home. Or perhaps
he was not aware of the fact that the
check had been shown to his father. It
would be better to wait in that case
until he did know. It would also
afford Mr. Leonard more time to think
the matter over.
He stepped to a window to lower a
shade, where the sun blazed in too
glaringly in its red setting light.
Down the avenue he saw Le Roy com
The father stood there watching hi.
son, as he had done a thousand times
before. Le Roy had grown into the
habit of expecting him there, and now
just as he had always done, he
snatched off his hat and waved it boy
ishly over his head. The Hon. Aros
Leonard nodded his white head and
then laughed aloud at the mockery of
it. "He does not know yet," he
mused. "I shall have more time to
He was waiting in the library when
Le Roy came down stairs dressed for
dinner. He sat down by his father
and read the evening papers until the
meal was announced.
Then he arose, and just as he haa
done ever since he grew to his father's
height, offered his strong young arm
and led his father to his place at the
head of the table.
The evening dinner had always been
a happy one to those two old friends
when they dined alone together. So
it was to-night. There were no guests.
L Roy's bright talk cheered the lonely
home and his father joined in it with
more than usual vivacity. It was no
time to think while "the boy" was
After dinner came a game of chess,
and that finished, Le Roy got out his
guitar and accompanied his rich, sweet
baritone in the ballads his father loved
Usually after this, Le Roy went out
some where. Occasionaliy the Hon.
Amos Leonard went with him, but to
night neither seemed inclined to leave
the luxury of home. Not until the
great hail clock chimed the hour of
midnight did Le Roy rise and bid
good-night to his father in the old,
boyish and unusual, perhaps, but in
finitely sweet to the old mnn, who had
no one else to bid him good-night in
After that it was too late to think.
"To-morrow," said Amos Leonard to
himself, "he will know and he will not
"To-morrow" pased slowly and yet
the father had not found time nor mind
to think. That dull old grief had come
upon him again just as it had when he
was first left with only Le Roy in the
world. Sometimes he seemed to hear
he boy's childish prattle, as he did in
the days past, when it was meaningless
to him. coming through his mist of
At nve o'clock he rose and stood in
the window again, with the western
sun blazing in his face. And there,
indeed, came his son Le Roy up the
street. Off came his hat again ; bob
went tha curly head, and what could
his father do but bow and smile as of
old? No one outside should know.
IWhen Le Roy should come down to
dinner he would sneak.
1Winner was announced, however,
before the young man appeared, so
it must again be deferred.
If Le Roy knew that his fat~her had
seen that check he was either a most
remarkable actor or a hardened villain.
rhere was in his manner not the slight
st trace of nervousness or fear. If
any change could be discerned it was a
slight increase of the respect and
Lenderness in his manner toward his
father, which had withstood all indul
As they passed into the library after
dinner, Le Roy remained standing at
the table when his father was seated.
"I am going to the opera to-night
with 'Mrs. Van Cruger's party," he
aid ; "but before I go I want to say to
you, sir, that I have been thinking
Ithings over for the past few days and I
begin to realize a little of what you
have done for me. I have never been
appreciative nor grateful, I know, and
a great deal of it all has been thrown
away, but whatever I can do now to
make up for it I shall try to do faith
fully, and-honestly. Good night.
An leain down ha nnthi ams
aroTun IiTs ratner's nec-t-as ie hna
done years ago-and kissed the glow
ing, grand old face with new reverence
It was the only reference either mar.
every made to this one di!houes4ty in
Le Rov Leonard's brilliant and honor
able career.-Elmira (N. Y.) Argosy.
The art of bell founding is undoubt
edly of great antiquity. The Saxonl
are known to have used bells in their
churches, although probably but small
ones, for the Venerable Bede, writing
at the end of the Seventh Century, al
ludes to them in terms which seem to
show that they were not unfamiliar
things. The towers of the Saxon period
have belfries of considerable dimen
Pions, in most cases; and at Crowland
Abbey, in South Lincolnshire, there
was a famous peal of seven bells many
years before the Norman Conquest.
The monks at that time, and fur long
after, were the chief practitioners of
the art of bell founding-which, in
deed, is one of the many things those
well-abused men have handed down to
us. Their bells were rarely without
inscriptions, often in very bad Latin,
containing perhaps some obscure joke,
the point of which is quite lost. More
often they were of a religious nature,
sometimes, we fear, not unmixed with
a dash of superstition, as when the bell
declares that its sound drives away the
demons of the air who caused pestil
ence and famine, lightning and thun
derstorms. As a rule, unfortunately,
they put no dates on their bells, a de
feet which has been in some measure
overcome by the researches of many
enthusiastic campanologists, but which
is likely to keep the early history of
bells shrouded in darkness for a long
time to come. -Gentleman's Magp
The Boys' Festival in Japan.
The great event of May, in Japan, is
the celebration on the fifth day of the
month of the boys' festivaL It is
called Nobori-no-sekku, fes?+val of
flags, or Shoby-no-sekku, festival of
reeds. Before the door of every abode
which has been blessed by the birth of
boys during the past seven years, rises
a tall bamboo pole, from the top of
which are flung to the breeze gigantic
carp-koe-made of paper o:- woven
stuffs in brilliant colors, one 'or every
son. This particular fish is chosen for
a symbol because it swims stoutly
against stream, and even up rapids,
leaping cascades to the higher waters.
This implies that the boys in like man
ner must be sturdy and indomitable,
stemming courageously the stormy
currents of life's stream. Flags also
are raised before the houses, bearing
pictures of the Chinese mythical hero
hoki, as an example of strength and
bravery. Weapons, armor and pic
tures of heroes and horses are ebosen
for the decoration of the tokonoma,
the slightly raised platform which is
the place of honor in every living
The flower held in highest favor for
this festival is the iris; but a kind oi
early chrysanthemum, and a particular
variety of bamboo, called moso-chiku,
are also used. Bundles of reeds and
mugwort are fastened to the projecting
roofs of the houses on this day. -
A Generons Cat.
A member of the Zoological Society
says: "I once had a cat which always
sat up to the dinner table with me,
and had his napkin round his neck and
his plate and some fish. He used his
paw, of course, but he was very par
ticular and behaved with extraordi
nary decorum. When he had finished
his fish I sometimes gave him a piece
of mine. One day he was not to be
found when the dinner bell rang,
so we began without him. Just as
the plates were put round puss
came rushing upstairs and sprang
into his chair, with two mice in his
mouth. Beforc he could be stopped
he dropped a mouse on his own plate
and then one on mine. He had di
vided his dinner with me, as I had
often divided mine with him. "-Lou
Courteous Bandits of China.
The robbers of China are bandcd to
gether, and form a terrible compact.
If a bank in the city wishes to send a
large amount of money to Pekin, the
banker sends a gift to the chief of the
banditti infesting the territory through
which the money is about to pass, tell
ing him the time the silver will be sent,
and requesting that it be not disturbed.
When such a request is made, ac
ompanied by a handsome prese-nt, it is
usually honored. These banditti are
not the only robbers. The Governmenm
is engaged in the same business.
Taxes are very high, and every time
ne comes in contact with the rulers it
osts something.-Brooklytn Citizen.
He'd Keep It.
"Hello, Jinks, what are you doina
here?" '-I'm waiting for old Migter."
"That old skintlinty" "Yes. I have
an engagement with him for this
moring." "Hlumph! Think he'll
keep it'?" "Of course he will. Mig.
zer's so stingy he'd keep anyt~hing he
could lay his hands on."-Hrper's
His God father.
Mrs. Brown-Johnny's god athem
has made him a present of a re-al
pistol. Only :ancy' Mrs. Smith
What a funny thing! What did he
do that for, I wonder? Mrs. Prown
-'m sure I don't know, but be was
always prejudi ed against the poor,
dear boy.-Ally sloper.
No Reaqon at All.
Msourl judge-Stand up, sir.
H~a'e you anything to say why the
entence of the law should not be
pmased on you? "I'm not the pr~s
ones, yer honor, I'm a detective--"
Judge (fiercely--s that any reason?
His Mother-Yr u shouldn't throw
away your piece of buttered bread in
that wasteful war, Willie; you nmay
see the day you would be glad t have
it. Her Son-Huh! It wouldn't
keep. -Rochester P. st-Express.
Mrs. Honser (meditatively at the
museum)-l'd just like to kn'ow
Ionse --Know what? Mrs. Honser
It that India rubber man was ever
one of the bouncing babies we read
about in the birth department of the
. C. GNALING AT NIGHT.
Electrio Devica for Communication Be
An interesting apparatus used on
board the Government vessels for
night signaling is the Ardois signal
tet. It consists of flve double signal
Lbntcrns similar to that shown in the
TEE ARBOLS KEYBOARD.
illustration. each containing two
,en es, one red and one white, and
1!ghted by a thirty-two-candle incan
i'escent lamp. These lamps are con
[ected by a standard cable to the
I eyboard, an illustration of which
i given, which is usually placed in
Itne contiol-stand house. By means
pf this keyboard sixty-two different
jmbinations of lights can be made,
orresponding to a special code of
The Introduction of electric motors
in noard naval vessels has been quite
vominent in the last few years.
TUZ StOasAL LANTERN.
The many uses for which the electric
notor is far superior to any other in
onvnieceweight, and cleanliness
ecommendcd it for use on ventilat
A T REE-TOP HOME.
TheWoderulMaple of Ratibor--Room
for Twenty People in Its Branches.
Inthe town of Ratibor, province
ofSilesia, Prussia, on the left bank
ofthe Oder River, stands a maple
trewh ch is a wonderful combina
THE MALE OF -ATI-oR
toof aurean ma's neuiy
Iti adt bemr4hn etr
ustionatr hand beens unenity.a
kind of temple of two stories, each
of its compartments being lighted by
eight windows, and capable of con
taning twenty people with ease.
The floors are constructed of boughs
skillfully woven together, of which
the leaves make a sort of natural
carpet- The walls are formed of thick
leafage, in which innumerabe birds
build their nests.
Qnick as Lightning.
A uhhtographic camera has been
specialy devised for registering the
distance of lightning tiashes. The
slide holding the plate is inclined at
a considerable angle to the axis of
the lens. Consequently, there will
only '1e one point where the fiash
comes into focus, and from the j1osi
tion of this point upon the plate it is
possible to determine the distance of
the lightning flash.
Gave Him Riccoughs.
A needle was swallowed by John
Minchin, of Goshen, N. Y., and for
three weeks thereafter he had in
essant hiccoughs. A physician
pumped out the needle and then
John's hiccoughs ceased.
It Is estimated that there are 10.
D00,00 bearing and non-hearing
orange trees in Florida. California
is credited with having 6,000.000 and
rizona about 1,000,000.
"What is the reason there are so
any work ingmien's associations now
adays?" asked Pete Amsterdam of
Gus de smith. "I suppose the rea
son is because the workingmeni have
gotten out of the notion of doing any
worg nowajiavs."-Texas Siftimsr.
-William Boyer, of Boneybrook,
Penn., is the owner of a pair of mittens
knitte by his grandmicther in 1777.
HOW HIGH WILL A KITE GO?
Eighteen Iundred Feet the Maximum Al.
ttude That a Single Rite Can Reach.
it is one of the most diffCult un
dertakiniis imaginable to even ap
proximately estimate the height of a
kite above the earth. This is on ac.
count of the fact that objects float
ing in the air seem to be farther
away than they really are. It may
be sately said, says the St. Louis Re
public, that ],800 feet is the maxi.
mum altitude that can possiole be
attained by a single kite. A kite fly
ing at the height mentioned will ap
pear even to a conservative observer
to be nearly if not quite a half mile
above the surface of the earth, but a
careful measurement of a string and
its angle will qui kly p ove that it
could rot have been more than a
fourth of a mile above the ground.
Ordinarily a kite will go no higher,
even if more string be paid out; that
is because the wind depresses the
cord and causes the kite to really re
cede when it ajpears to rise. It has
been said that it is possible to ar
range several kites in such a manner
that they will reach a higher ali
tude than it is possible to attain
with a single kite. In this manner
where three, four, or even a dozen
kites have been used remarkable
heights have been reached.
Where ione than one kite is used
only the main one is attached to the
end of the string, the others being
attached along the main line (In
a manner similar to the arrangement
of the hooks along a "trotline") at
an average distance of about twenty
feet apart Iinkleman, who made
experiments at Buda-Pesth, and Irl
son and Watson, whose investiga
tions under the Russian Academy of
ciences were carried on at Edeena,
Findland, report curious results.
Where single kites could be forced
up into the atmo;phere to a height
of 1500 feet. a pair could be made
to ascend to a height of from 2,000
to 2,100 feet, and a tanden easily
reached the high-water mark of 2,500
eet. The three experimenters al.
lude 1 to believe that with a proper
arrangement of the icites, and with
a scientific adju-tment of both the
tail and string, a height of two miles
will eventual'y be reached.
UNABLE TO JUDGE DISTANCE'
. Failing Among Electilc motormen
Which Frequently Causes Accidents.
The general manager of the Jersey
City an!dewark electric street car
lines thinks fiates-ak fo
the cause of many of the collisions
and other accidents on the roads.
One of his motormen ran into a
wagon not long ago and dewolished
it. The accounts of the accident
given by his driver of the wagon and
the motorman tallied except as to
the distance between them when the
warning gong was fist sounded.
While the motorman was telling his
story the manager noticed somnething
a little out of the ord.nary in the ap-I
pearance of his ey'es, and he quess
tioned him about his sight. TLOe
man answered that it wis good, or,
at least, that he ha I not discovered
any detect in it. Hie was sent to an
oculist for examination, and the lat
ter found that the motormon's judg
ment of distances was very poor. ub-I
ects appeared to him to De farther
away than they really were. Since
tnen, says the St. Louis Republic,
the eyes of all the other motormen
in the two cities have been examilne.1I
and their judgment in regard to dis
tances tested. Quite a num ber of
them failed to pass the examination,
and their places on the motors are
now tilled by men with good vis on
and with at least fair judgment as to'
distances. Near-sighted, far-sighted,
crosseyed. and colorblind applicants
for the position of motormen will b~e
rued out in future without fu ther
exainat~on. The rule will extend
to other defects of vision. Eveni
wth people whose eyesight is good
the Estimating of distance correctly
is a ditlicult matter. If called upon
to give a number of feet betwee~n th~e
walls of a room, most of them will
miss it several feet.
'Got a boat?" she brusqiuely de
manded of a IPetroit photographer as
she walked in the other day.
'-And a tish pole:"
"And a painted ocean for a backc
"Look like Cape May?"
"Can you get a good-.loojking yo':.g
man to sit on the boat with me?"
"Then I want six photos."
"Yess'm. Do you want to go to
the seashore this summer?"
"-Naw' D)ad's busted in business
and ,&eve got to take cheap board on
a far m. I wan t t h photos just the
same, you know. Want 'em to seind
to a girl friend who is sick~ and cant
get anywheie this ummer. She'lP
think i'm down thcre als ight."
'Sort of an illusion eh?"
"Sort o' revenge, rather. We were
down there last season and she stole
my summer young man away. I
want to make her believe i've got
him back. Ihurry up with the feller,
and tell him he can sit with one arnm
around me and his moustael a touch
ing my ear."-Free P'ress.
A man of the world more famous
for his fo'ndness for the leasures of
the table than for anything else.
went to a physician not long ago an i
asked him to explain a singular cir
-loctor." said he. "my hair is
perfetly black, but moy wnliners aire
turn li white: now why is that?"
'I don't know." said the doctor,
"u nless it is because your jaw. havo
wo~rked a great deal harder than your
Whiat She Wvould Think.
Tippie-What should you think it
a man threatened to com mit suicide
if you refused him? I ob-I should
tink he had made up his mind to
The wolf and the lamh lie down t
geter; but it is al ways the wolf that
makes the proposition, and he is lia
ble to get hungry the momenthe feels
...cke-.- aem Orlans iicavuna.
OIL FROM FISHE.
$he Converting of nenhaden Into Useful
Few people are aware of the im.,
portaut uses to which non-edible
1i'shes can be put. From them Is
prepared a useful oil, while the
waste materlal serves as a splendid
fertilizer. Although fish as a fertil
izer was known to the Indians and
was used by them and the early col
onists, it was not until about twenty
years ao that a scientific beginning
was made in utilizing non-ed:ble
fishes. The factories now in opera.
Lion confine themselves chiefly to the
production of oil and guano from
menhaden. and owing to restrictive
legislation in the States of Maine,
Massachusetts. New York, and Vir,
Zinia, along whose shores menhaden
and other non-edible fishes chiefly
abound. the production is greatly
The total quantity of menhaden.
"scrap" or waste turned out as a
fertilizer from 1874 to 1892 inclusive,
amounted to 912.467 tons, dry and
acrid. The amount made from othet
non-edible fishes and waste fish is es
tAiated at 150,000 tons, the whole
amounting to $31,000.000 worth.
During the same time the quantity
of oil expressed was 46,000,000 gal.
Ions-about 165,000 tons-valued at
313,800.000. or 30 cents a gallon.
The oil has been used largely in
tanning leather, and as the Dasis for
many oil paints and varnishes. while
a great deal of it is consumed for
lighting purposes in our mines and
elsewhere. The quantity of oil an
nually exported is also very large and
the demand for it is so great that
markets could readily be obtained
for ten times the quantity.
The origin of the present menha
den industry was the discovery of
Mrs. John Bartlet, of Blue Hill, Me.,
who in 1850. when boiling some fish
for her cnickens observed a thin
cum of oil upon the surface of the
water. Some of this she bottled,
and when on a visit to Boston soon
after carried samples to one of the
leading merchants of that city, who :
!n:ouraged her to bring mo e. The
fohowing year the Bartlett fa'
Industriously plied their
sent to market thirte
oil, for which they wer
rate of 811 per barr'
towing year this f
barreis, Then, '
hadan oil hav'
many oil pre
were it no
lation in th
is certain. as
the' profits de _ Ir
The reasons for
legis:ation are: T
fsh with a purse se'
now usedi deple
these fishcs; seco
is the food of
and the depio
ing, forces the
striped Dass, blu -
ther waters: and,
for the purpose of
zuano prevent the pro
for our cod and other fi
Advertising as an
That advertising is an ar z lus.
trated every day. Lieutenant Gov
rnor Jones of New Y'ork, has made
the phrase, "Jones, he pays the
reght,"' net him many a thousand
olars. The Eastman Company have
oined money from the phrase, "You
press tihe button we do the rest," and
2:e "Good morning" greeting of
Pears' Soap Company has put that
anappetizing article, figuratively
spealinuz in the mouth of everybody.
A nd some of the absurdities or ad
vertising prove conclusively that the
art is not fully understood. An Eng
ish man once advertised for a "young
:an to look after a horse of the
Methodist persuasion." "Wanted
a woman to sell on commission," was
the "ad" or a New England mer
:hant A landlady advertised tha'
she had a "fine, airy, well-furnishe
bedrom for a man twelve feet
square;" and another had a "chea
and desirable suit of rooms for a r
spectable family in good repair."
A New Lork paper published t
fol lowinjg: "'Wanted-Situation 4 s
on-in-law in a respectable famil .
'ood and b eeding no object, bei gi
teady supplied; capital essentia '
It will, perh aps, be news to ma y
to k-now that tons of artificial coff e
are being imde and sold for the pur
pose (of mixing with and adulteritt.
ing coffee. The grains are stamped
ut, colored and roasted so as to look
e ctl. like the genuine article, and
svuld i: mixed with genuine coffee,
easily deceive an unsk Iled eye. The
tact that the color of the artificial
ioes not usually match that of.Lthe
frsh r'asted is one of the meth
f detection, and if the fraudul
grain is bit into its hardness will
o-e the fraud. Somec ol the artiti
o:ee Is mnane to imitate the
ofee grains, and may also be to
in it as an adulterant.
Taxes on Produce.
Ilound Lis bon arc .:ertain en tran
niostly gateways of the walls.
erons bringing' chickens, e
butter, or any other produce, into
ite for sale are stopped at the g.
ni re.1uired to pay' a tax projporti
ate to the value of their articles.
the raiway stations all messca
n subiurban, a: well as thro
trains must have t heir bags and p;
ages exaumined and pay for any w'
they are bringLing inlto the c:itv.
IDox'r keep all your ey mpath
tears for the theater.
Tic-So vou have been dancing
that c;;d Fia hpot while .i've he
get your icc? She-Well. de
tiouht I would get warmecd u
to enjoy the ice -Judy.
Ilad Seen That.
I suppose you are too young
have' ever seen a slave auctioned f
the block?" "Yep. I once sa
man knocked down for a
tmeh "-Indlinnaolis JournaL