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TRI-WEEL J'1''.W k3R . . ETME 819.ETLLSHED 184!)
NOW AND THEN A MAN IS USEFUL
The "sturdy oak and clinging Tine" are out 0
The modern maiden stands alone, with triumph
on her brow.
She bufrets bravely with the world, she fares as
best she can.
And gayly makes her way through life without
the help of man.
Her broken yoke of servitude she tramples
'neath her ft-ot.
Her ancient tyrm nt she defies, and finds her free
Yet sometimes when the road is hard, and things
look rather black,
The independent woman's thoughts insist on
The sheltered life seems very fair amid earth's
&fnd restful the old fashioned plan-a man to
pay the bills!
A TRIP TO GOTHAM.
I'll tell you what it is, Gill," said the
elder of Farmer Grimes' sons to his
brother, as he rubbed his honest, toil
hardened hands together, and looked
with pride at the double row of butter
firkins which had been brought up from
the cellar, preparatory to being sent to
market, -we might just as well take a
run down to Gotham ourselves, and sell
the butter, as to send it to Warner &
Wait. They've lined their pockets
long enough with commissions from
us. Besides, we've grown up like a
couple of dolts, without seeing any
bigger sights than a circus now and
then. What do you say?"
"It's a tip-top plan," answered Gill.
"And then we can get handsome keep
sakes for the girls, and mother shall
have a silk dress that will stand alone."
"The girls" who were thus to be re
membered were the soon-to-be wives
of Gilbert and Joshua Grimes.
"I shall get Clara an accordeon that
will beat that confounded old thing of
Mary Green's all to blazes," said Gill.
"And Jenny shall have a chain for
the watch her Aunt Polly gave her.
But we'd better see what dad says about
So "Daddy Grimes" was consulted,
and his consent obtained.
"The butter was theirs," he told
them. "They had worked hard for it
all summer, and he wanted them to
make the most of their labor. But,"
he added, after a moment of reflection,
"you'll have to keep your eyes about
you. Every other man in York lives
by his wits. Take care they don't
bunco you out of your money. Have
Susan put pockets in your shirts and
keep your greenbacks in them; and be
sure you don't tell anybody how much
"Oh, we'll be enough for them, dad.
Won't we Gill?" said Josh; and Gill
The next morning two tall, muscular,
sunburned, but by no means i li-look
ing, young men took their seats in the
"express" for New York, duly im
pressed with the importance of their
After a somewhat lengthy silence,
during which the two amused them
es;ves by studying the faces of their fel
low passengers, one of them purchased
a morning paper and ran his eye over
the market reports.
"I'll tell you what it is, Josh, we'll
have nearly two thousand between us.
Butter is thirty-five cents, with an up
ward tendency. Won't dad and raother
"Hush!" said Josh, giving his
brother a nudge with his elbow. "That
red-headed fellow behind us is listen
After their arrival in New York the
two brothers concluded to finish the
day in "looking around," determined
not to fail through haste to realize the
highest figure for their butter; besides
they could stroll around and see the
sights ist as well before the sale, said
11, as afterward.
"Yes, and enough sight safer,"
ded Josh, "for somehow all these
tchaps seem to know whether a fel
is fiush with money or not."
Gill and Josh followed the mt ving
wd into Broadway, and when they
t tired of walking--Gill all the while
keeping hold of Josh's hand for fear of
losing him-they took a drive in the
park, and when darkness settled over
the great city they dropped in at the
first hotel they found and registered their
"Did you see that red-headed fellow
'-that chap that came down behind us
on the cars-watching us all the time
we were eating our supper?" whispered
Josh, as he drew his brother into a cor
"~No,"~ answered Gill; "but we are in
a regular den of thieves, LI do belive,
that white-haired rascal overthere-see,
he's looking this way now- never took
his greedy gray eyes off me all the
while I was at table."
"I must give that red-headed bird to'
unerstand that we haven't sold -nur
butter yet," and Josh moved toward
the individual with red hair, to whom
he rather maladroitly intimited that as
prices were low he hadn't yet sold his
"We're safe enough for to-nigh', I
guess, and to-morrow we'll find other
qluarters," said Josh, as he and Gill
took possession of the room assigned
them for the night. But ten o'clock
the following night found them in the
same room; and they had sold their
''They were as safe there as they
would be anywhere till they got out of
the city," Josh had finally concluded, I
and, besides, the hotel was neasr the de
pot, and they wished to take an early
train for home.
After ineking sure that the window
blinds were tightly closed, and the door
locked and bolted, the two sat down
before the table and divided the pro
ceeds of their butter between them.
"Neaily a thousand apiece." said
Gill, exultantly. "This will give us
quite a start. It's three times as much
as dad had when he and mother got
"I don't just like the way that r
headed fello-v maneuvers, I wonder
what he's lopping around here for,
anvhow?" said Josh, as he bestowed
his money in his wallet.
"I don't know," replied Gill; "but
if he puts his freckled face in here, he
will never curl those red locks of his
again;" and the young man sportively
pointed a bright new revolver at the
"Yes, ,e're good for a dozen like
him," said Josh, as he drew a mate to
Gill's pistol from his pocket. "Thank
fortune, mother and the girls don't
know what a strait we'er prepared for.
The sight of these pistols woul-l scare
them into fits," and Josh crept into
his bed, and Gill was soon sound asleep
"There, it is twelve o'clock," mut
tered Josh, as a neighboring clock
struck the hour, "and I haven't had a
wink of sleep yet. and no livelihood of
getting any either. There! what is
that? Some one is cerzainly sawing a
aole in the door;" and Josh raised
imself on his elbow, and listened to
the well-defined sound which had dis
turbed him, while great drops of sweat
oozed from his forehead.
"We shall be murdered Gill and I!
h, don't I wish I had been at the
North Pole before I came to this in
Fernal city! If I could only wake Gill
without that red-headed villian-I
know it's him-hearing me."
Then Josh bethought him of his
means for self-defense, and crept
:utiously and noiselessly out of bed.
How his limbs trembled! He had I
carcely strength to stand. Seating,
himself on the edge of his bed, he.
groped for his clothes, and began to
He knew he was doing a dastardly
thing in not waking his brother, but
for his life he dared not utter a whisper,
d his legs he was sure would refusa
.heir office did he attempt to move.
At length, after what seemed a full
aour of mental agony, Josh became
tware that some one was treading 0
stealthily over the carpet. It was 9
itchy dark, but intuitively the young
man felt that the foot-steps were ap
Seizing his revolver in his trembling a
ingers, he hastily discharged it not I
>nce merely, but several times in quick I
muccession. There was only a slight I
roan, and Josh was on the point of
ring again, when the room rang with
:he report of a weapon not his own.
kgain and again ihe report shook the C
vindow, and caused to sbake and trem- C
)le every fiber in Josh's body.
At length, forgetful alike of his 1
noney, which he had placed under his
illow, and of his brother, who for
ught he could tell might be dead or
lying, Josh rushed for the door, ex
ecting every moment to feel the steel
)f the burglar assassin against his
He found the door still locked and
)olted. The intruder must have en
:ered by the window. How Josh wish
d for the strength of Samson to enable
him with a single stroke of his arm to
carry away the obstruction. How
:ould he, trembling in every joint as
2e was, and expecting every moment to
>e seized in the stout arms of the red
2eaded villain, ever get tne door un
'astened! But it was accomplished at
last, and then, suddenly recovering his
onted strength, he darted away, bare
eaded and bare-footed, as he was,
own the three flights of stairs, and
>ut on the street, shouting "Murder!"
is he ran, and followed by half a score
>f inmates of the house.
He soon outstripped his pursuers,
nd ran till he reached the depot like
>ne gone wild, determined that the first
train should take him homeward.
His money was gone, and Gill was
n all probability killed. He must re
turn to his parents with the sad intell
gence, and then come back for the
body of his hapless brother.
He leaned against the oak paneling
f the ticket office, determined to be
the first to secure a ticket. He had
stood thus but a few minutes when he
felt his knees knock together, and the
breath came thick and fast from be
tween his ashy lips, for the form of his
murdered brother had entered the
His face was pale and haggard, his
eyes wild and preternaturally bright,i
md there was a wound on his cheek
rom which the blood had flown co
piously. Josh was filled with superstiti
us awe, and who would not be wheni
the evidence of things supernatural ex- I
isted before his very eyes?
"He has come to punish me for leav
ng him to such a fate, and I deserve
it," thought Josh, as he placed his
bands over his eyes and shut out the
But ghosts are not wont to converse
wvith mor tals, and Josh's hands came
Iown, and the paleness left his cheeks
ms he heard the words:
So you got away, too, Josh. It
seems to good to be real. 1 felt that the
ellow's revolver, or worse still, a chance
ihot from my own had killed you. I
3on't see how you could get away, and
[not know it."
Josh opened his eyes very wide at
;his, and seizing Gill by the hand he
Iragged him at a break-neck pace back
:o the hotel. They were closely followed
ya couple of grim policemen, but the
)rothers knew little of the duty of
hose functionaries, and cared less- a
"My money! Gill, my money! Hurryr
Llong, or some one will have it." t
"Uld Red-head has got it, and mine
:0, you may be sure of that. He i
ouldn't wa~ste so many shots on a
:ouple of wretches for nothing." And
3i sighed as he thought of his lost
noney and how the wedding of himseltl
nd Clara Danvers would have to be
pstponed inidefinitely in consequence
>f the robbery.
Lhe hotel stairs, three steps at a time
"we've been a couple of fools, and the
only wonder is that we aren't both a.
lead as hammers. There was nobod)
in the room but ourselves, and we werE
pelting away at each other."
With this Josh led the way into the
roon they had occupied, to find it filled
wvith people, several policemen amon
,he number. The majority were intent
) examining the ceiling, which wa
narked in six or eight places by bullet
aoles. Only one ball had entered the ,
?laster below the ceiling, and this wac
robably the one which had grazed 0
Humiliatin to the brothers as the
onfession of their not over-valiant C
onduct was it had to be made in order t
hat they might remain possessed o1 t
heir liberty. The money was found, t
indisturbed, beneath their pillows. f
tnd early in the morning Josh and \
;ill took their seats in the cars foi c
"Confound it all," said Josh, as he f
Olanced at the patch on his on his r
nother's cheek. Mother and the f
irls won't rest till they know how t
,hat piece came out of your cheekand L
['d rather be whipped than tell them; 3
rennie is such a tease." b
"They'll never find it out by my tell
ng," sa.d Gill, emphatically; but for
hat Clara coaxed the whole story from
iim that very night, as they walked
inder the elms which grew by her
Before the two sisters went to skelr
hey had. their laugh together over thE b
udicrous affair, and Josh never heard z
he last of the red-headed burglar: and ii
ill Daddy Grimes had so say to produce p
t charming color in each of his boys I
aces was simply--"Rats!"
LABOR'S FIRST STRIKE,
Tat Tyler Headed the First Great Protest
of the Masses.
The first labor strike was in 1381, a
hen Wat Tyler at the head of 100,- t<
00 peasantry marched into London, a
a ked the houses of Parliament, in- C
aded the tower and told the nobles I
ho bad fled there for refuge that o:
he time had arrived when a serf was S
s good as a lord. Before that time a
abor meant abject slavery, and sich a
thing as a strike had never been
orn in the brain even of the Anglo- p
;axon, the first race in history to en- a
oy free labor. ir
In London Wat Tyler's great army d,
if peasantry met young Ji hard II h
in the banks of the Thames and de- a'
nanded freedom fon the serfage of n
,he soil. That tremendous conflict, C
hich freed labor and created a rid- at
e class in England, had its begin- pI
ing in luxury and extravagance. p,
hen Edward 1I was reigning the ai
lack plague broke out and carried
iff so many victims that crops weref.
eft unharvested. When it had liited
,he barons found that they could not B1
ontrol free labor because they would
iot pay the prices. Then followed
ne of the bloodiest wars between bi
abor and capital. it
Ai out this time there appeared ;h
ohn Ball, a "mad prest of Nent." )f
le made speeches from the pulpit of -E
Imost every church in Kent. and his -th
peeches were of the most socialistic
The goverument could not prevent
mmense crowds of peasantry from
locking to hear Ball. He uttered
his rhyme, that flew from mouth to
nouth through the kingdom:
when Adam delved and Eve span,
Who was then the gentleman?
That was the watchword of labor.
nd it sumomoned to arms the lower
lasses of England. One hunded
housand peasants marched through
santerbury, looted the palace of the
ch-bshop and opened the jail t.oors
pon "Mad JohL- Uall." and then
turred on to London, where they
net Vat Tyler, a soldier, and placed
ur in leadership of the army of
Richard, only 16 years or age, had
ust come to the throne. lie met
he army andi made a most liberal
eeh, oiferingz them their freedom
f they would disperse and go home.
Wat Tyler, with his l00,o00 1hent
sh men, etc., retuained to see the
(ing perform his promise. Richard _
reed men right and left. Nearly lo
very nobleman in the kingdom had at
led to Scotland to escape the wrath w<
f this army of labor. The next da) th
he boy King, scarcely without a fol- to
owing, met WVat Tyler andl his re- th
naining army and a scud e ensued in
etween Wat T.,1ler and the Lord se
dayor of London, in which the Lo C M
dayt.r killed the great labor leader TI
ith a dager. th
A great shout arose from the peas hi
ntry: "Let us5 kill too: Our cap- ev
ai is dead." Richard bravely rodE C2
th and shojuted: ''I am your cap- co
a! Follow nme!" and they .ollowed th
um to a man; but after the fall o! co
Aat Tyler the King never kept h m
vord. A nd ever since that day labo tb
nd capital hava been at war in onL
vay or another.| or
A new play was running through t
be head of Henry J. Byron. the dram- in
tist. as he was walking through ye
'all Mall, when a friend -topped him Lb
ad said: "I am in grief." "What th
it?" asked Byron, mistily. "I lost w,
v father last week." said the man-.s
Too bad. too bad, "said Byron, with an
a air of absent sympathy; "vecry sor- an
y." Then he walked on and con- da
inued to think about his play. Three is
eeks !ater he happened to be again In
a Pall Mall. when the samne man of
ame up to him and said: "More mis- Ii'
:rtune." "Eh?" said Byron. absert
. "I have just lost my mother,'
~id the man, lugubriously. "Dear
e!" said the dramatist, petulantly;
you lost your father only a littleh
rhile ago. What an exceedingly care
ass man you ar., *o
Corot's Odd Price for a Picture.
A very amusing anecdote concern
ig the brother of the new Presiuent
f the l'iench Republic is related by
I. Ziemu, the \ enice artist. The
rother of M. Casimir-l'erier was on
tnimate relations witfl Corot. Ile
ame. one da; in 15->. to bee the
a:nter Barbizon, just at the mu
,ent when Corot was putting the
nishing touches to his -Biblis." a
icture which represents nyiplis
leeping in a wood His euithusiasm
>r this work of art, where the poetry
f the sub.,ect was contending with
he science of the painter for superi
rity, made him wish to nosse-s the
anvas. -) oa shall have my pic
are," said the artis', ":n one condi
ion, and that is that you will pay
he butcher's and baker's bill of my
riend Millet." "Agreed." replied
I. Perier. a 1 ttle astonished at th's
u:ious condition. The bilis were
ant for to Chailly, when it was
>und that the accounts had been
inning witn the two tradesmen for
illy twelveyea s. The one amounted
) 22,000 francs and the other 24,000
-anes. Per er paid the bills with
ut moving a muscle. His C rot cost
im 46,000 francs. To-day he would
ot take three times that amount
ir it, but, nevertheless, during the
fe of the painter it was only worth
ome 1.300 francs.
Chinese Money Orders.
Direct exchangze of money orders
tweeu the United States and the
>lunv of Hong Kong, china, is now
i ele: -t. .Money orders issued as Ior
iyn nt in that colony mu-t be
-signated as "Hong Kong" orders.
be maximum amount is $100 arid
ust be exiressed in dollars arid
,nts. The advice should be sent,
r cert:Ocation, to the exchange of
:e at San Francisco, Cal., and the
-der should be sent by the remitter
the payee. FPng Kocg orde s
ay be issu -i to remitters desiring
send money intended for payment
Hong Kong, changhai, Hoihow,
nton, Swatow, Amoy, Foozhow,
ingpo, ana flankow. In the case
o ders intended for payment at
aanghai, the rem tter may elect:
hether he desires the order d.awn
"Hong Koig" or "Japanese."
Postal Union postaze rates (full
-epayment compulsory) will here
ter be applicable t'> articles maile I
the L nited States addressed for
livery in Afghanistan, subject,
>wever, to additional postal charges
destination: which charges can
>t be prepaid except by means of
bul postage stamps, and are in
Idition to the amount of postage
-eaid at origin by means or other
)stage stamps - whatever that
ount may have been.
LONG AND SHORT OF IT.
g Carter and Little Murphy, Two Fa
mous Base-Ball Players.
The athlete is born, not made, and
s size has nothing to do with his.
Ility. This is most strikingly !
own in the accompanying picture
midget Murphy and sky-scrapng
.rter, the two best base-ball players
at have worn the Yale blue in
any years. They are the spectacular.
V. . XUlt' B'. WA LT1li C'.LTEIR.
>g and short of It. A more laugh
le contrast in the athletic line it
>uld be hard to imagine than when
is pair used to walk on the tie d
~ether. Carter is just one foot taller
an Murphy. Carter stands 6 feet 4
:hes when he Is not stretching him
f, and 5 feet 4 Inches is the best
rphy can do without French he-ls
le long pitcher weighs 170 pound,
e little shortstop 125 pounds. Tihe.
stories of this pair are knowr mc
Sry "heeler" or college base-ball.
rter bas p'ayed ball ever since he
ild walk. When he came to Yalo,
ree years ago, he showed that lie
:d play any position ,n the dia
>nd, and was tbe best catcher on
e field in his first year in college.
est year he made a wondlerful rec
I as a pitcher, having more str Ike
ts to his credit than any twirler in
Little Murphy also made the nine
ris freshman year, and pias ed four
irs, first in the center field and
en shortstop. He was captain i-f
a Yale Club in his .uaior year, and
5 one of the most brillant colle;c
rtstops in base-ball hi tory. C rter
d Murphy are probably the tal!est
d shortest players in the field to
y. Carter lives in Brooklyn, an~d
a son of Walter S. Carter.the promu
~nt lawyer, of the New York tirmn
Carter, Hughes & Kellogg. Mu: phy
es in New Haven. and is a brother
Miteur.phithe athjeic trainer
)OSTATINOBLE has been badly
ken up by an earthquake. Turkey
ithe eu.tan have long needied a I
d shalrina 11n.
MUSIC IN HIS HEELS.
Stood on His H.inds ann Performed
"Home, Sweet Home" on the Organ.
This is Colonel Julian R. Larke, a
ournalist and veteran of the Crimean
war. Col. Larke is a gray-haired
nuan, full of reminiscences and very
fund of music. He often plays the
zrgan for secret so::ieties. Recently
a big society gave a swell reception,
and the Colonel furnished the organ
music. After the wine had been
tlowing steadily for an hour, an:I the
banquet had disappeared, a veteran
amused them all by walk.ng on his
hands. The Colonel was seated at
the organ trying to find the lost
chord, but he stopp d the search lung
enough to gaze at the hand-walking
"You can't beat that, Colonel,"
some one said In jest.
"Oh, can't I? You don't know me.
I am an athlete," he replied, mod
31uch badinoge followed, and finally
the Colonel said If someone would
blow the organ p d ils for him he
would show them a trick be used to
do in England.
The pedals were worked and the
Colonel leaped into the center of the
room as ;agile as a squirrel. 1ising
nimbly on his hands, his feet in the
air, he walked (,uickiy to the organ
ard to the astonishment of every
one played "Home, Sweet Home,"
with his heels. As an encore lie
played "W.ll Never Get Drunk Any
More." Still stanling on bis haLsis
he walked to the center of the room
and turned a half dozen handsprings.
TRE VETERAN AT THE OROAN.
Considering his advanced age and
the fact that his body is filled with
leaden tullets, it was a most wonder
WHY WIVES ARE NEGLECTED.
Sometimes It Is Because They Are Care.
less and slovenly.
"I am not at all surprised," said a
bright woman, "that some men fInd
ott.er w( men more attractive than
their wives. In this age or progress
and newspapers women who do not
live up to the times must expect tc
be eclipsed by those who do. 'The
'Hannah Jane' theory set forth in
arleton's poem Is exploded.
"The occasion for my disgust is
that twice within the last week I
have met wives who did not care for
the frivolities of life, and whose
husbands I did not blame for casting
sheep's eyes' at m. re attractise
women. The first woman came intc
the dining-room of a hotel In a
Western city. She evidently boarded
at the place, and it was a really good
hotel. Every ,ther person in the
lining-room was well dressed. 11er
husband was well dressed. She act
ally wore a wrapper, one such ais I'
s sold in the stores at ninety-eight
ents apiece. It was of a dull pea t
o -k-reen color, with yellow ringe I
iz it, and intensified her sallownes.
her skin and hair had a n, giected
ook, the latter bru-hed bark so
ightly that two thin places near her
emples were plainly visible. Her
hole appearance was of the 'don't
are' order. The sooner she drops
away from this mundane sphere the
etter it will be for her husband.
hese eyes wandered often to tre
ables where sat other wonoen, who
vere 'fixed uip.'
"The other case was that of the
'resident of a great trades' union,
ith whom an interview was neces
~ary. 1lls home was tought toward
~vning. It was a neat br~ek ht.use, I
he front close'ly sht upl, ani I it ar't
.:lily beenme a neceessity for the co:
rr'soni ent to att:ick the kitchen
n'or berore' she found any one. 'i his
any one' hropved to be the wife of
he man, a youngz, black-eyed women,
ith a neglected c(hild clinging toB
er dress. She was by all appear
nces a born siattern. The inter
~Iw was short and not interesting.
he husband was sought in the oflceer
g the tra les union of which he w:as F
~hief onlicer. ie was a grand so -
rise, as he was a man not onyo
~rawn and brain, but 'remiarkazbiy
ell dressed and thorouzghly inteli-t
ent. He s--emied rat her suspici. us.
~ut thawed easi'y under veniJ in- c
uence. Th:e truth inadlv rpnl
aked ourt that be ra ely got hitn o
ntil minight. T rI d not w- adilr.a
only wondered that lie ever went
ome I d..n toink I would ha'.
~ard to go. "-Cincinnati Tribu..
Swat' and Voracious.
The shark is the fastest swinwmer
f the fl~h tribe over long distanr s, t
Ld findls no (dinicullty in k-eepinzg up
ith the .swiftest v. s-ela, swinit: ing
nd playing round them aind over on J
e look-out for tmorsels, snail or -
Ezm's Horn sounmd a UtzO t
- O man wh
, - - live low.
there i ]or
there vwill b
N MAN cal
ever pray righ
who lives wrong
I T:iE relig.iol
that costs noth
in idoes nuot ing
Br a blossing and you will be suri
to receive one.
No wouND hurts like the one in
2icted by a friend.
READ the Bible much and you wil
ilways Hnd it new.
FAULTFINDING is one of the sures
marks of a backslider.
AN oath is Lhe devil's admissioi
that the Bib'e is true.
TilE devil tramle: when he find;
i good man on his knees.
A Goni prayer meeting always be
,ins before the Le rings.
WE have no wore right to thini
wrong than we have to ao wrong.
A WORD to the wise is sufficient
but a fool needs the whole book.
THE devil leads the man who i;
not living for some good ob.:ect.
GOD will not smile upon the mat
who is frowning upon his brother.
Ir alw.:s helps the devil for-,
Jhristian to doubt the promises o.
IF your prayers get too far apart
he devil will get between your sou
WHEN God dinds a man Ile ca
rust with money Ile soon tills al
THE moment a man makes up hi:
mind to forsake sin he can count oi
od to help.
KE:eP the devil away from thc
hildren. and he will soon be driven
ut of the world.
THE best thing to do when you
uiake a mistake is to wake it teach
THE man who knows that h!;
ouse is built on thesand never likes
o hear it thunder.
THE Sabbath is not rightly ob
erved in the bome where the chil
iren hate to see Sunday come.
THE man who hates the gospel
loes it for the same reason that an
ephant strikes at the water which
efjects his lace.
THE whole counsel of God is not
eing declared fiow the pulpit where
he most notoriouJs sinner in town
an he a member of that church lor
ears and be respected.
The Dog Laughed.
The proprietor of a Third Avenue
tore owns a little black kitten that
ultivates the habit of squatLing on
ts haunches, .ke a bear or a kanga.
on, and then sparring with its fore
)aws as if it had takea lessons from
A gentleman toolt into the store
he other evening. an enornmo.is black
og, half Newfoundiland, ht'f coolle,
at, good-natured, and intelligent.
he tiny black kitteni, mnstead oi
olting at once for s:nelter, retreated
few paces, sat erect on its hind
eg, and put its "tists'' in an atti
ude of defence. The contrast inl
ize between the two was intteusely
musing. It reminded one of .lack
he Giant K'ile; prepiaring to demol
sh a giant..
Slowly and without a sign of ex.
itabilty the huge dog walked as far
s5 his chain would allow himu, and
azed intently at the kitten and its
dd posture. Then, as the comicality
f the situation struck him, he
urned his head and sh .uiders around
0 the sl-ectators, and if an animal
ver laughed in the world, that dog
ssuredly did so, then and there. lie
either barked nor growled, but in.
ulged in a low chuckle, wtile eyes
d mouth beamecd with merr ment.
-New York Telegram.
An AntomatiC Fishing Net.
A net which automatically rises to
e surface and thus incioses the
hool of tish to he caught has been
vented by 31. Trouve, a Fr. uch
ectri'ian. The net is weighted
long the lower edge and has a pneu.
latic tube along the upper, which
n be intiate by an air pumnp onl the
ore or fishing boat. A lure in the
ape of electric lamups submnerged in
ie water, or bait, is emnployed to
raw the fish within the Compass oif
e net, and the air loat is then
ied, causing the net to rise to the
rface and nem in the i!sh. Tie
cs is considered more humane than
e ordinary ones, as it does not
ighten them nor destroy their eggs.
e may add here that at a
~cent meeting of the Physio
ical Soc ety of Berlin Dr.
embo of St. Petersburg, read a
aer in which he advocated cutting
e large blooc' vesels of the neck as
e most humane mode of slaughter
g animals. When this is donie on.
msciousness super; enes in a few
~conds. and the movunlents observed
re due to cerebral aniemia. Moere
er as is well known, the Gewh ot
ials wh:ch have bled to death is
iost easily kept. -Casselfs MIaga
Stickby--Who is your most dis
tt xelative, BillY
Bill F'rayedout (who is k own to
ae relatives abroad)-MIy c'siu,
hn Welltodo, just acros, th - tr et.
-Boston Couri, r.
Sr*Tr fish eat oysters.
News in Briet.
-Starfish eat oysters.
-The first alphabet had but sixteea
S--Louis XVI was an abominable
I glutti- .
-The smallest known microbe is that
-The best brass band in Australia is
coml)sed of natives.
-New York City has 81.82S dwellings
and 212,766 famiIes.
-Paper pneumatio tires are in
process ef experiment.
-The name "Braz'" means "red
wood" or "land of the red wood."
-Books were printed in raised char.
acters for the use of the blind in 1827.
-Camphor should not be placed next
to furs, as it will make the color light
-Pneumatic tires have been found
very serviceable on hospital ambulan,
-North Carolina has but 3702 for
eigners out of a population of 1,617,
-Street bands are not permitted in
ermmiy unless they accompany pro,
-Anciezit books were sometimes
writteu on slabs of wood, ivory or
-In an Oregon town there is anocto
genarian "ho is an enthusiastic rider of
The central span of the St. Louis,
(.1o.) bridge is 520 feet, the side spans
' feet each.
---An elephant is fifty or sixty years
,ttainivg, maturity, and will live a cen
:Liry and alialf.
-The works of Aristotle comprised
more than four hundrd treatises on
vs riii subjects.
! f a snail's nead be cut off and the
animal placed in a cool, moist spot a
new bead w,11 be grown.
- The first Bible printed with a date
was inrnished by Faust, the German
fatur of typography, in 1462.
-The moon is believed to be the only
mem ber of the planetary system which
is without an atmosphere.
-In Vienna, Austria, the organ
grinders are allowed to play only be
tween midday and sunset.
-The Book of Job, written 1520 B.
C., describes very accurately several
processcs of smelting metals.
-- The pricciple of trial by jury was
inaugu rated in 468, every accused per
sons to be tried by his equals.
- Muss grows thickest on the north
iside of hills, and a sun-exposed tree
has its largest linbs on the south side.
-Greenland whales frequently attain
- length of more than seventy five
feet and a weight of more that seventy
-In 1813 William Burton patented
a locomotive that was provided with
legs and feet behind to push the machine
along the track.
-Charles Barrow, of Columbus, Ohio,
tells of an egg laid by a hen in his
employ that measured seven and seven
-eighths inches in length.
-German civil engineers will erect a
monument in Berlin to the memory of
Dr. Warner von Siemens, the famous
Ielectrician and inventor.
--Kid and silk gloves camointo use in
Europe about the end of the fifteenth
Icentury. At first only princesses and .
ladies of high rank were allowed to -
-There is an oak tree on the highs
way from Warwick to Leaniington,
England, which is said to mark the
exact center of England. It is between
3000 and 400 years old.
-Hawks have been trained and are
in use in the German army to attack
and cipture carrier pigeons, and
to secure any dispatches that the
pigeons might be carrying.
-A law passed in the time of King
Ed waret III and still upon the English
statute brooks prohibits the serving of
a dioiner of more than two courses to
any one, except on holidays.
--Humboldt says that the Baobab
trees of Sieuegal are the oldest organic
monuments en our planet.. One of
them is 100 feet in diameter, and is
estimated to be 5000 years old.
-H Fennel, of Wilkes, N. C., on
his seventy-third birthday, recently
celebt ated, cut and shocked forty shocks
of wheat from dinner time to night, and
wais still as fresh and active as a
-A Maine man, a resident of Rock
land, says he had suffered two years
from the after effects of the grip till
lhe was struck by lightning the other
day. Since then he has felt himself
-Sand filtration of water sim11ar to
ihe Euglish plan has been tred in
Lawrence, Ma., whery typhoid fever
has been very prevalent, wi:h the
result of general improvements in the
-The Bihatgur reservoir, a great arti..
ficial lake in India, said to hold about
4,61,000,003- cuoic feet of! water, acts
as a feeder to the hira Canal. It is
formed by a masonry dam 103 feet
high and 3,02) feet long.
-John C. HigginE, of Nicholasville,
Ken., had 1,250 bushels of wheat in
s :eks awaitiu: shipment, and a buyer
otT~red him 8650 for the lot which he
refused. A few minutes late; the
wheat was destroyed by fire.
-Artemisia. Queen of Caria, iimer
talized herself by the honors she paid
to hter dead husband, Mausoleum. She
erected fur him the finest tomb in the
world, heuce tnenanme maousoleum.
-Cvmbals are believed to, be among'
the ea'rliest musical inventiont-. 'They
were used in Egypt4a least, 4,000y3ears
before Chnist. Ci