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PITH AND POINT.
A tea set--The Chinese.
Fixed stars-The American flag's.
It seems to take a good deal of high
vind to blow down a bad 'aw.-Truth.
There is one good thing about the
apple of the eye. You don't often see
one that is green.-Truth.
It is certainly unlucky to have thir
teen at table when there is only dinner
enough for twelve.-Life.
The chef makes no pretensions as a
sharpshooter, but he can hold his own
at the range. -Elmira Gazette.
A tow-path mule while practicing
His merry little pranks.
Exclaimed, "rm getting ready for
A run upon the banks."
"How are you? Just thought 1'a
drop in awhile to kill time." "Well,
we don't want any of our time killed."
"It's a funny thing about getting a
picture took," said Tommy. "The
newer the picture is the older I look."
Irate Father-"I'm going to put a
check to your extravagance, sir !" Im
pudent Son-"All right I Give me the
check. "-New York Herald.
Wills of millionaires remind us
If in our graves we'd be content,
We should, dying, leave behind us
Not so much as one blamed cent.
"Shake ! old fellow," said the pillow
to the sword, who had been relating
some thrilling experiences in battle.
"I know what it is to be in a fight."
It is said that the alligator is about
to become extinct in this country. Let
us pray that he will take the guild of
jawsmiths with him.-Seattle Tele
"Did he spend lots of money on her
music?" "Oh, yes; he must have, for
she doesn't play anything that sounde
the least bit like a tune."-Chicagc
The poets all of autumn-squall,
But what delights our eyes
Is, not the country in the fall,
But the country on the rise.
"This," said the frightened young
man, who had encountered some West
ern road agents, "is positively my last
appearance on any stage."-Washing
Mistress (who is about to- engage a
:ook)-"Now, are you sure you have
had experience?" Cook-"Oh, yes,
mum; I've been in'undreds of places."
She's home at last and her heart Is gay,
She opens her wardrobe, alack ! alack I
She finds that while she has been away
The moths have devoured her sealskin
sacque. -Boston Courier.
Bostess-"Oh, I think 'some people
are so disagreeable. Don't you hate
people who can sing and won't?" Old
Grouchy-"No, not so much as I do
'.hose who can't sing and 'will !"-Life.
An eminent physician says it is
often dangerous to lie on the right
side. It is also unnecessary. Any po
litical speaker or writer -knows the
wrong side needs the lying, if any.
Mrs. Kindle-"I presume you have
rather a hard time of it?" Tramp
"Yes, mum; but every cloud has a
silver lining, mum. IPm not worried
to death by autograph hunters."
New Y~ork Weekly.
"Loolk here, young man," said the
medical practitioner. -"If you ride a
wheel so much you'll get 'kyphosis hi
cylistarum.'" "On this wheel?"
"Yes, sir." "Well," replied the
wheelman, "if I do, one of us will
have to get off and walk."-Washing
-WORDS OF WISDOL.
Stupidity is as thick as it is long.
Youth wears a crown of to-morrow.
Society is a lover of material things.
A merry heart doesn't need a brass
A full stomach maketh a fearless
The mother's' heart is the child's
Our self-made men are the glory oi
Personal cleanliness is more desir
able than riches.
Pleasure is far sweeter as a recrea
tion than a business.
That rich man is happiest who cain
convert his dollars into smiles.
It is not necessary for a woman to
mark each year of her life with a
The woman who loves herself most
can marry a man for his money and be
The man who is fond of books is
usually a man of lofty thought and of
It is not proper for a man to think
*of himself first, any more than it is to
think of himself last.
Poverty is the only load which is the
heavier the more loved ones there are
to assist in supporting it.
All the pursuits of men are the pur
suits of women also, and in all of them
a woman is only a weaker man.
Truth and fidelity are the pillars of
the temple of the world; when these
are broken, the fabric falls and crushes
all to pieces.
Life, to be worthy of a rational be
ing, must be always in progression;
we must always purpose to do more oi
better than in time past.
A secret is like silence ; you cannot
talk about it; and keep it. It is like
money; when once you know there is
any concealed, it is half discovered.
TN rHE DENTAL cHAIR
Gus de Smith-"Your charge for
coulling thatt tooth is fifty cents?"
Dr. MIolaryanker--"Yes, that's the
"Here is a dollar bill."
"I can't make the change. What
ilo yvou say to pulling another tooth
*or the change."
"No, I thank you."
"Well, suppose I pull two teeth for
the fifty. You can't kick about ti:at."
.oross the wheatnelds o'er the western h,
The blood-red sun is sinking; erimsow
Along the valley floods the sunset light,
knd then reflected from below, until
'he whole wide sky the sunset colors fill
And on old woodlands far along the righi
Steals down the deeper glades the ap
(nd down the vale where glides the g1m
Long the west the feids of ripening grain
;treteh over dale and upland, hill and plain,
and, tossing plumed heads of golder
irink the rich pure nectar drops that run
'rom the upturned goblet of the sun,
And mix their golden with Its crimsou
--James T. Shotwell, in Toronto Week.
los r Than a Brother.
DY BURT JOHNSON.
eley seemed to
exist only to en
joy life and to
make life en
joyable to oth
ers, and by all
who knew him
it was admitted
- that he succeed
i at his chosen
never was seen
without a cheer
)n his face, and, although he was not
it all brilliant, his conversation was
o thor:ughly in keeping with his
ountenance that almost any one was
lad to exchange a few words with
aim. Some young men, when they
2aard Percival's praises sounded by
Noung women, insisted that they could
:)e quite as agreeable and light-hearted
is the popular youth had they noth
.ng to do but enjoy life and spend the
noney that a busy father had saved
.or an only son. Probably they were
mistaken, for Percival was not the only
young man in New York who had
plenty of money and no business oc
:upation, yet some of the others looked
quite as dull and unhappy as the poor
,st people they met on the street.
Nothing, though, in this imperfect
,Torld seems quite as it should be, so
there was a drawtback to the entire en
oyment of any one who sought Per
eival Wareley's society, and who were
willing to help him spend his money.
It was the young man's closest friend,
Mr. Henry Drock. This person was
at least fifteen year's the senior of
young Wareley, who was only twenty
four, and he took all the pleasures of
he rich so calmly that people won
dered if he enjoyed them at all.
Yet Percival seemed fonder of him
han of any other man and took him
wherever he went, introducing him
into society and proposing him at clubs
as if thera was no doubt that others
would enjoy Mr. Drock's society quite
:1s much as Percival himself. People
vill stand a great deal from young
:nen who are rich as well as agreeable,
~o D~rock was endured politely, some
niddle-aged people remarking that
here was 100 times as much to him as
.o Per cival himself, for the fellow
eemed entirely sensible, and could
talk fairly well upon the affairs of the
day, whereas Percival's interest in any
thing which did not produce amuse
nent in large quantities were limited.
Mea'nwhile, that Drock reciprocated
.us young friend's regard could not be
doubted for an instant. No matter
how uninteresting anything might
seem to the older man, his eye never
rsted upon Percival without display
ing an active and honest fondness.
Some people were mean enough to
suggest that Drock's regard was that
of a well-kept dog, and for the same
reason ; but Percival had insisted at
one time, when conversation chanced
to be about his friend, that Drock was
one of the hardest men in the world
to do a favor to, for his tastes were
'ew and his means ample.
Young women of the class that says
anything that comes to mind had ex
pended much curiosity and some ques
tions upon the couple, but all they
learned was that Drock had known his
young friend from early boyhood, and
always liked him; he had first met
him in the town where Percival's
father had found a wife, and where the
family spent a month or two of every
year. He said he never had met a
better-natured, more open-hearted
young man, and, such qualities being
scarce, he liked and respected them
accordingly. It did him (Drock) a lot
of good to see a young person, enjoy
life so heartily and persi'stently, in
stead of turning against it on being
satiated with pleasure, and he thought
it did men good, anyway, to be some
times in the society of men younger
Drook evidently meant all he said,
but his fondness for Percival did not
met tho approval of some men and
women who wanted Percival to become
fozd of them. Young and impression
able men who are rich in their own
right and scarce in any society, so
there were handsome women some
ears older and a hundred times
smarter than Peroival Wareley who
would gladly have married the young
an for his money.
Likewise there were scores of men,
oung and old, who would have given
heir very souls to coax the youth and
his money into business with them,..
even if their highest ideal of business
was to get ahead of the bookmakers at
the race tracks, or to try some "sys
tem" on the proprietors of other gam
bling estabishents. But Drock was
always in the way ; he never talked
business himself and seemed to have
no business training.
To see Percival without Drock was
next to impossible, for the two men
kept bachelor's hall together, and nd
amount of contriving sufficed to get
Drock out of the way while Percival
should be "let into" some grand
:oney-making scheme "on the ground
Ladies fared rather better, for Per
ival's bosom friend was not an eves
roper, yet the women who were
longest headed had no faith in ever
resuming their blandishments just
where they had dropped them at the
endai a chat, for they felt sure that
go a long way with a young man so
impressionable and so entirely desti
tute of obstinacy.
Desperate cases require desperate
:emedies, so a couple of experiered
and businesslike belles one dayformed
an alliance for the purpose of securing
Percival and his money; one of them
was to marry Drock, who himself, ac
cording to the younger man, was well
off, and then to bring her bosom friend
and her husband's together at her own
house. It was a well laid plan, and
neither woman doubted that it would
succeed for each, just for fun, had
brought dozens of men to her feet; it
failed, however, through Drock's utter
inability to perceive that a handsome
woman was making love to him-he
was so stupid about it as to spare her
the mortification of thinking herseli
It was a great disappointment, aside
from the financial loss, for the belle
had been in society long enough to
have learned that a matter-of-fact fel
low without any vices was the most
atisfactory material from which to
make a model husband, epecially if
he had the virtue of constancy to the
degres which Drock manifested in his
regard for Percival.
A month or two later a.l the men
raged, for Drock and his young friend
went into business together as part
ners. The theory that Drock intended
himself to get all of Percival's money
was spoiled by the new firm securing
as confidential office manager a man
who occupied a similar position foi
-any years with Percival's father.
The partners in the new firm took
business cares lightly, but while at the
office or on the street they still were
almost inseparable, going downtown
Logether and lunching together.
Then society and every one else whG
wanted anything from Percival would
have given up had not the young man
still spent his money freely; he gave
achting parties and coaching parties
in good style, and seemed to delight
in seeing people enjoy themselves;
but one condition of the enjoyment
remained, that Drock should be one
f the party. Still, this slowly became
less a penalty than a pleasure to people
who regarded the younger partner as
anything but a gold mine to be worked
by any one who could get at it, for
Drock slowly but surely took to city
ways and manners, until he became
quite as good company as most of the
men of leisure who helped women to
Suddenly, however, the fateful day
that awaits any young man was reached
by Percival Wareley, the fate taking
he form of a young woman whom
Percival thought far prettier and
sweeter than any other. So quickly
did the affair take shape that sooiety
did not have an inkling of it until the
engagement was announced, for the
lady, although well born and well-to
do, was of a retiring disposition and
out of the rather lively set into which
the accident of birth and of a gayety
'oving mother had placed Percival.
The society that had known and
enjoyed Percival did not intend t 'e
robbed of him, for if the young maan
had done so much entertaining while
a bachelor, what could he not do when
he had an establishment of his own ?
lhe young lady who was to become
,irs. Wareley was suddenly loaded
with attentions and overwhelmed with
als from ladies who knew her yet had
rather ignored her in earlier 'days as
being dreadfully uninteresting and
Sad to relate-but the truth must
be told-several determined efforts
were made to break the match on the
principle that a young man who has
broken with one girl is easier than
any other to snap up. Then, how
ever, Drock, who had become rather
an old story, resumed his original
prominence, and some spiteful
maidens wondered whether *he was
present during all the formalities and
delights of courting.
There was one place where he coula.
Aot be, women thanked their stars,
and that was at the house of the young
man's intended during the hours in
which women exchanged calls; all of
the fair sex, therefore, who owed him
grudges did their best, in their own
kilful manner, to excite curiosity and
suspicion in the mind of the young
lady who had secured tjie great catch
of the seson, and they succeeded far
enough to prompt her to make many
inquiries which seemed to annoy
Percival, whose general answer was
only that when he liked any one he
liked with all his might, and never
ohanged, as the bride would find out
to her own satisfaction. He also said
that Droek had long been known and
trusted by the elder Wareley, and a
son ought to be allowed to be fond of
a man whom his father had liked, no
matter how strangers might object.
"But," said Percival's fiance one
evening, in tones which sounded as if
there was a flood of tears impending,
"some of the girls insist that you
won't be able to live without him,
even after we're married. I don't
want any other man beside my hus.
band in the house all the while."
"The girls don't know anything
ibout it, my dear," the young man re
lied assuringly. "You shall be ruler
i the house and no one shall come
nto it, not even my dearest friend,
xcept when you like. Drock thinks
oo much of me to offend any one
whom I love. Besides, he's very happy,
for my sake, that I'm boing to marry
such a love of a girl, and I've heard
him say, over and over again, that the
happiest husbands and wives are gen
erally those who see least of other peo
"But how is he going to get accus
tomed to the change, after having been
closer than a brother to you for sev
"I'm sure I don't know. Perhaps
he'll follow my example and take a
wife. To tell the truth, I-well, I'll
tell you some other time."
"Oh Perci'val! A secret ! You're
keeping something from me."
"Only for a little while, and I assure
you there's nothing dreadful about it
-'twill make you laugh when you heaor
it, I'm sure."
"When will you tell me ?
Just as soon as we're married my
dear ; husbands and wives mustn't have
.&y secrets from each other--so D)rock
himself says, and I'm sure he knows."
The young woman would no more
have repeated this conversation to any
one than she would have drowned her
Iself before trying on her wedding
dress, but somehow the impression
... s pad fr., on to another that
nere reanly was some secretbehind the
anseparable companionship of Droc)
So male gossips tried at once to ex
ract it from Drock himself, but that
ionest fellow met all the insinuations
by the assertion that Percival was a
eal good fellow-the cleanest hearted
oung man he knew-and that no one!
was gladder than Drock that he was
ibout to get a sweet and trustworthy
wife, and to be as happy us he de
Drock kept close to the young ma.
right up to the wedding day, which
was also the twenty-fifth anniversary
f Percival's birth. He even acted as
"best man" at the ceremony, during
which he looked as happy as if he were
ot giving away a friend. When the
oung couple were at last securely
bound together for life and had es
:aped from the church to the seclusion
f their carriage, Percival's attempt to
kiss the bride again was frustrated by
a, small but determined hand, as the
young woman said:
"Not until you've told me the secret
"Oh, I don't want you to laugh at
me so soon after marrying me. Do
Let me wait a few days."
"No-not even a few minutes. Yot
promised to tell me as soon as we were
"Very well, then; I'll keep my word,
although there's really nothing to it.
You see, when I came of age my father
declared that I hadn't sense enough to
go in when it rained. Wasn't that
"No; I think 'twas real horrid."
"Well, dear, perhaps he was right
You see, he was a very matter-of-fact
man, while mother, although as good
as gold, was a gay, thoughtless, care
less creature, and every one said I was
her right over again. She had died a
year or two before I came of age, and
father failed rapidly a year or two
after, and had lots of money, and I
was the only child, and he was afraid
I'd go to the bad. He had no rela
ions to leave me to, but he remem
bered Drock as a man who had alwayA
seemed very fond of me when I was a
boy up in the country, where mothey
"One day he sent for Drock and haL
& long talk with him, and then he told
me he had turned as much as possible
of his property into cash and given it
to Drock to give to me when I reached
kny twenty-fifth year, if I'd previously
ted according to his advice, and
formed no habits of friendship of
which Drock didn't approve. I was to
be allowed to spend all- the money I
liked in any decent way, but not a
ent on any sort of vice or dissipa
"Drock has really been your keepez
then," said the bride, instead of your
friend, as every one has supposed ?"
"Really, my dear, he has been a.
Dig-hearted, sweet-tempered friend, iD
spite of his position, and, as I look
back, I suspect that I tried his pa
tience awfully at times. To tell the
truth, as I got some sen~se, little by
little, my patience was tried, too
not by anything he did or say, but be
ause I really seemed unfit to go about
without a keeper. But Drock did hit
best by me, and I-"
"And you turned out so well," sai&
the bride, suddenly volunteering a
little shower of kisses, "that I think
all rich young men should be treated
just like you, and not be allowed to
run at large without some sensible
personi to take care of them. "-Once 9
How the Apple Tarts Went.
Meyer, the confectioner, stood b&
hind his counter and gazed sadly at
the huge pile of apple tarts which were
beginning to grow stale, for during the
jast few days business had been unac
pountably slack. Suddenlf he be
thought himself of a plan. Sitting
iown to his desk he wrote out the fol
owing advertisement and sent it to the
"Genuine Offer of Marriage-.
young man of agreeable exterior ana
ample means desires to form the ac
quaintance of a lady with a view to
making her his partner for life. Beauty
and wealth are not so much an object
as a good character and an amiable
disposition. Young ladies who may
feel inclined to cast in their lot with
bim hereby requested to call at Herr
Meyer's confectionery establishment
to-morrow afternoon at three o'clock,
and, as a means of recognition, to eat
m apple tart."
A few minutes after three the wholh
stock of apple tarts was cleared out. -
Sheffield (England) Telegraph,
Anybody who has ever looked out
of one of the old-fashioned windows
with sixteen or twenty-four panes of
"bubbly" glass, knows the peculiar ap
pearance which objects present wher
seen through such a medium.
"Old lady Hawley," who had lived
seventy-two years in a house liberally
supplied with windows of this kind,
and who spent a good deal of time
looking out of them, was filled with
amazement when she first sat down
to viewv the landscape from her niece
Mehitable's "best room," where the
old-fashioned panes had been replaced
by new ones of good clear glass and
"Well., I do declare:" she ejaculated
after about fiye minutes. "It docs
beat all how folks look through this
windr: Makes a sight o' diti'rence
in their gaits, seem 's ef. It's allus
'peared to me 's ef my neighbor, Mis'
Spofford, hed a kind of a hobblin'
walk when she got out onrter the
road, but she's jest gone past, step
pin as straight as ken be.
"But there," she went on, "I dunn:
but I like my winders on some ac
counts, livin' in a kind of a lonesome
spot, as I do. Fer I notice a man
goin' past here looks like just one
man, but through my winders he allu
>oks like a gin'ral muster:"
In Triilty Steeple.
"You should be a base-hall player,"
aid the beetle to the spider.
"Why, so?" inquired the latter.
"Tou're so good at catching ilies."
"True, but l'd fall a victim to time
And he went behind the bat.
It is estimated that last year 1,283,
000,000 bananas were consumed in the
LOW DRESSES A CURSE.
SWoman Reformer in New York Stir&
Up a War Against Them.
Mrs. E. D. Grannis, of New York, is
eMaging a fight against the "abomina
:ion" of low dresses. Mrs. Grannis a
President of the
League for the Pro
motion of Social
p / Purity, is superia
tendent of the W.
C.T. U. of New
York County and
',j 1: superintendent of
-. the Social Purity
- Central Union. She
has been a reform
MRS. GRAINNIS. er most of her life,
And In the Parkhurst crusade against
rammany took an active part. She is
% steadfast believer in woman suffrage
and is :::e editor and proprietor of a
-cligious paper, the Church Union.
Low dresses Mrs. Grannis considerm
'n evil of stupendous proportions. The
.lress, she says, which is cut so low as
to display more
than th.. shoulders
is the greatest
means to excite
To me there is
something holy In
the person of a wo
man which is sa
cred to the purest
relations of life,
and it should no.t
be exposed by pub- \
lie exhibition. My j
taught me that fat I
women are the
They lace them
selves s o tightly
that it gives them
an abnormal ap
pearance, and the
low dresses which
they wear make an
exposure which to
me is not only im- Mas. GRAN1Ns 13
'nodest, but dis- STREET ATTIBR.
Mrs. Grannis herself has adopted the
modern advanced woman's apparel,
wearing tights.-a short skirt reaching
only a little below the knees and a
combination woolen suit beneath the
tights. She has discarded corsets and
wears a girdle.
Mrs. Grannis is a New Englander b3
:)irth. At the age of 15 she taught
school in her native village and subse
quently in Ohio and Brooklyn, N. Y.
In the latter place she married and f-r
several years knew what ease and
inoney meant. Then her husband lost
his money and after a little died. Mrs.
Grannis took in boarders, roomers,
served and turned her hand to many
things 'to support herself and family.
She has fairly well succeeded, and.
Dwns the house In the metropolis where
'LIGHT ON HIS BLINDERS.
Berlin Horses Now Wear Electric
Headlights on Their Bridles.
In Berlin the use of glow lamps at'
tached to vehicles and the horse draw
ing them is now so common as to ex
cite no remark, says Industries and
Iron. An adaptation of the glow lamp
THE NEW BLINDERS.
for the latter purpose is shown in the
cut herewith. The lamp is enclosed in
a silvered reflector, and is fed from a
small battery of accumulators carried
a the vehicle.
tobert Barr, Who Recently Spent u
MIonth in This Country.
Robert Barr, who recently returned
o England after being a month in the
United States, is well known as the au
thor of some pecu
liarly gay and half ,'
satirical short sto
ries. He is perhaps. -
still better known
as a humorous wri
ter in the Detroit , - p
Free Press, under,
the name of "Luke'
Sharp." R ob er t
Br is one of ts
who has succeeded7
in satisfying the lit
erary demands of Ronsar BaaR.
he English reading public. It is four
teen years since he went to London to
attmtpt to establish an English edi
ion of an Anmerican paper. and his suc
ress has been remiarkablle. Mr. Barr is
[tal, muscular man of fine presen~ce.
I is in the forefront of social reform
Purse at the Girdle.
For several centuries the purse was
always worn fastened to the girdle. A
cut purse got its name from the fact
that rather than take the time to loose
tle purse from the belt where it was
'ecured by buckles. one cut the straps.
The sea cueumber is nothing but a
thn skin, and a very capacious stom
tch. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
About the only pleasur'e in this life
is to have friends wvho "spoil" you.
The Usual Besult.
Husband-Everythinlg in this house
(s out of place. Ileen having an
Wife-l're~ been putting thbiDgS In
')rdr.-Newv York Weekly.
Jack-What did you think when 1
Clara-I wondered what my fiance
oudi think if he knew it.- ew
Bome Italian Xuaiciana the Like oi
.Which Are Not Seen in America.
Akin to the peants who come down
rrom the mountains In the planting
and harvest season to earn a few lire
on the farms of the Roman Campagna
are the pifferari, or pipers, who may
be seen playing, singly or In groups,
pon a sort of clarionet, very much
after the fashion of the little German
bands that have become so numerouj
in the large American cities. Theiri
garb, so tattered and worn, has a brig-i
and qir about It which never falls to at,
tract attention and to secure a few
old! for the performers.
They have a melancholy air and go
about with a forlorn look, which, added
to the forlornness of their attire, maker
them objects of pity.
WEARING QUEUES IN CHINA.
ft Is Merely the Prevailing Style,
and Is Not Demanded by Law.
"It is to the Tartars who conquered
China several centuries ago that we are
Indebted for this much discussed
ueue," said Wing Lock, a prominent
Chinaman, to a writer for the Pitts
burg Dispatch. "You bear a great deal
about the laws of China relating to the
wearing of queues; how a Chinaman
cannot return to his country without
his queue, and all that. Well, it Is all
bosh. The wearing of a queue Is no
more required by law than your gen-,
tlemen wearing whiskers. It is a cus
tom and a style, and a Chinaman real
izes some truth in the saying that you
might as well be out of the earth as out
of style. A Chinaman retains his queue
simply because if he should ever re
turn to his native land he would not
care to go about among his friends and
make himself conspicuous by such a
radical departure from the style of so
many millions of people. Strange, too,
that the Chinaman should hold to his
queue with such tenacity when It was
originally Imposed upon him as a mark
of subjection. When the Tartars came
over and set a ruler on our throne they
decreed that every Chinaman should
wear a queue such as they did. Of
course, this was at first galling to them,
for they could not see or touch their
plaited hair without being reminded of
their conquest.' But time heals all
wounds, and It was not long before the
Chinamen began to cherish the marks
of subjection as a good fashion or style.
This was also true about the style of
dress the Chinamen now wear. It is
in the queue that a Chinaman wears his
badge of mourning. When a China
man's father or mother dies there is
sent to him, as to all the members of
the family, colored garters. These are
not garters as we understand, but sort
of ribbons, white, green or blue, which
are plaited with the hair. White, green
and blue are the colors of mourning,
while the ribbon that Is ordinarily plait
ed in the queue Is black. These blue
and green garters are worn in the hair
for one year after the death of a par
A ZEBU CALF.
Born in Central Park, New York City,
Quite a little excitement was causedl
. few days ago at Central Park, New
York city, by the birth of a zebu calf.
It is a wonderfully pretty female calf,
two feet In height and of a russet brown
ZEBU CALF AND Cow.
color on the back that shades into &
pure white on the stomach. The eyes
are a melancholy black. The little legs,
upon which she Is not yet quite at home.
are as slender as pipe stems. At pres
ent there Is little sign of the hump at
ihe base of the neck that Is the pecu
liarity of these cows.
Where Woman Is Boss.
A woman's paradise exists In the In.
dian Ocean. The tiny Island of Mini
coy, midway between the Maldive and
Lacadive groups, is entirely under fem
inine rule, the men humbly taking the
second place on every occasion. The
woman is the hea<5both of the Govern
ment and the home, and when she mar
ries her husband takes her name and
.ands over all his earnings throughout
isi married life. Silk gowns are the
universal wear, the upper classes don
ung red silk and earrings, while the
lower ten appear in dark striped silk of
A novel tunnel is projected for the
eva at St. Petersburg, Russia. It is
> be cylindrical in form, forty-three
I et in diameter, and to have four
*oors or decks for pedestrians,
3hicles, cars and telegraphic cablev
The value of coral <tepends mnehc~
upon its color, which varies fromn the
nost delicate flesi or pink to deep
:rimson. Th9 p'-a shades are the
nost rare ax d highly -'rized.
6113OTS BY THE QUAR'o -
Series of Remarkable Signs that Cr..
ated Astonishment in South Street.
In South street there Is an Italiai
who runs a Yankee notion stand. He
speaks English after a fashion, but
cannot iead a word of It. This fact bas
made him an easy prey for a heartless
His stock of goods includeS Almik-,
everything from peanuts and chewing
gum to suspenders and watrproof
jumpers. Until recently he had dis
played no placards, giving the price
of his wares, but the other day a man
offered to paint all the signs that the
Italian needed free of charge.e The
offer was joyfully accepted. The signs
were painted and placed In position.
Crowds were attracted to the spot, and
visions of sudden wealth danced be,
fore the Italian's eyes. Here are some
of the Inscriptions painted by the
CAPE ANN BOOTS?
50 Cents a Quart
Only 2 Cents a Yard.
They were prominently displaye%
near the top of the stand, but they were
eclipsed by these a little lower down:
Raw or Roasted.
$2 a Pint.
Must Be Eaten Here.
Baked, Fried or Boiled.
With Edible Buckles,
20 Cents a Plate.
The placard that won the most a.
miration and of which the Innocent
merchant was particularly proud was
an oblong affair, gorgeous in colors. It
Gold Plated Brushes.....5 Centa /
Diamond Studs...-..... ..2 Cents
Collar Buttons. ........$10 Each
All Pocket Knives..........Free
A few minutes after the signs bad
been put Into place an old sailor was
trying to buy two quarts of Cape Ann
boots for $1, and the Italian was get
ting black In the face trying to make
him understand that the boots- were
"Pout dol' a'pair." Many similar
scenes were witnessed. Finally a sym
pathetic friend exposed the fraud to
the victim, and the pasteboards were
MOLMES' MIDNIGHT MESSAGL
'ow the "Autocrat" Was Xade a ern
ber of a Bohemian Club.
Years and years ago, when the Bohe.
maau Club was in its infancy, In the
lays when the members met in the old
9acramento street rooms, there Was a
"Jinks." Now, a Jinks, especialy a
links in the Bohemian Club, Is not con
ducted on strictly temperance prind4
ples. This one was no exception to the -
rule. Tommy Newcomb was president
of the Bohemian Club. in those days,
and under his supervision the reins of
discipline were drawn but laxly. The
subject of the Jinks was the ten f'a.
mous professors at the br-eakfast table.
One member recited "Old Ironsides,"
and a moment later another capped L'
vith "The Height of the Ridiculous."
-The "Chambered Nautilus" was fol.
owed by "The One Hoss Shay." And
solit went until some spirit bolder than
the rest Indited a telegram to the-good,
gray poet of Boston, informing'-him of
his election to the Bohemian Club, with
all privileges appertainlng therewin%)
and sent It before the more sobermienm
'ers could protest
Now, Boston Is three hours nearer
the rising sun than San Francisco. The
6elegram had scarce left the club-rooms
before some mathematically inclined
nember had discovered that It would
bemidnight or later ere the.New Eng
and doctor and poet would receive hfr
uotfication of election.
Judge of the astonishment of the rol
licking Bohemian crew when a uni
formed messenger of the telegraph
company ran up the steps wIth the fol
lowing message and asked. "Is d'ere
"Message from San Francisco. Whis
Asleep in bed an hour or more ago.
Vhile on his peaceful pillow he re
Say to his friends who sent these 10t
'Silent, unanswering, still to friendship
ife smiles in slumber, for he dreams 01
"OL1VER WENDELL HOLMES.>.-.
"Boston, Feb. 23, 1874, MIdnight."
And thus was Holmes made a memi
ber of the Bohemian Club.-San Franv
Dressing When You're Sick.
If only able to sit up in bed a look
sacque-shaped garment called a night
Ingale is most handy for slipping over
he nightdress, writes Emma M. Hoop
er, in a practical article on "Gowns for
Occasional Use" in the Ladles' Home
Journal. It is made of cashmere or
lannel and usually has the edges
hemmed and feather-stitched; all of the
pattern houses Issue a pattern of iI
When able to sit up for a time a wrap
per of striped flannel having a Princess
back and loose front .'s comfortable
worn with or without the nightgown,
but I believe in changing all of the
clothes when able to get out of bed. Dl
not fuss too much about dressing and
thus become tired. Wear pure wool
under wear, a soft-boned corset or corset
waist; then add a flannel and outer
petticoat and the wrapper, with easy
bedroom shoes of crodhet wool, felt,
wadded silk, etc. Dainty shoulder
shawls and sofa covers are always-ap
preiated by one doomed to such a
weary life as must be led in a sick room.
'Plenty. of cushions having. removable
'denim or linen covers are nec'essary.
S1ect covers for wrappers, shawls, etc.,
that are cheerful and becoming. Cardi
nal, garnet, reddish brewn, pinkish
gray, light blue, yellow, ree, fright old
rose and cream are good sick-room
colors. A bit of lace ga'thered in the
nelk and sleeves will help to conceal
the marks of Illness. Have soft mater
las, exquisite cleanliness and dainty
Prophecy Based on History.
I"Well, 1 wonder what will b h
ensation of the week?" queried the
"If I may be permitted to speak,'
entured the horse editor, "it Is
likely that the sensation of tte weak
Iwill continue to be that. ti feele