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'1) R DS OF W I:D'M.
c.n l1 niear sho)ws a wr:n1i:e
A. rwn i a sIile off the ir.k
imu41on never lifted a n:a ::
l arposelessness is the fruit ful mothe
A merry heart makes it May-time al
Th" reward of one duty is thelpowe
'o ixil another.
M'o-bid morality is worse than occa
Wetlth may not produze eivilizatior
I eivilization produces money.
We ought not to judge of men as i
ticiure or statue, at the first sight.
'1 e great quality of dullness i- t<
i'ntualterably contented with itself.
Only evil grows of itself, while fo:
'toodness we want effort and -courge
The character of a brave and reso
late man is not to be ruffled with ad
A woman to remain beautiful in a.
should put cosmetics on her soul, no
,n her face.
Cheerfulness, or joyousness, is th
heaven under which everything bu
It is not so much the being exemi>
from faults, as the having overcom
-hem, that is an advantage'to us.
Sometimes we lose friends for whnos
loss our regret is greater than ou
grief, and others for whom our gri
is greater than our regret.
A face which is always serene po,
sesses a mysterious and powerful a1
traction; sad hearts come to it as t
the sun to warm themselves again.
Starting a Balky Horse.
An old white horse attached to a
empty express wagon balked as th
corner of Twenty-sixth street an
Broadway the other day and for thre(
quarters of an hour successfully r(
sisted every attempt to make ii
move on. The driver belabored hi;
with a whip, tugged at the reit
and yelled, but to no purpose. The
a crowd gathered and began to giv
advice freely. One man seized th
horse by the ears, another grasped th
bridle and -began to pull, while tw
or three others braced themselvt
agair.zt the animal's hindquarters ai
tried to push him forward. The cret
ture didn't move a foot. Oneo wit
fellow blinded the' horse with th
driver's coat, after whi-h he declare
the animal would move right along
but the plan was a dismal failure. Ai
oter insisted that if a plug of tobacc
were forced into the creature's mont
he would be all right, saying which h
thrust a big piece of navy twist be
tween the horse's jaws. The stubbor
beast shook the dose from his mout
- snd remained immovable. Meanwhi]
the crowd continued to grow, an
every newcomber had a plan of h
own for solving the problem, whic
by this time had effectually stoppe
thie movement of vehicles in Broac
way for two or three blocks in eithe
direction. The horse was apparent]
there to stay. The driver w.as in (de
spair. The four or five policemen whi
had been drawn to the scene by th
gathering crowd looked sheepish an
puzzled. A lady who had watclbed th
scene from the window of a neighbol
ing cafe, finally turned to the gent1
man accompanying her and said. "G
and start that horse. These me
never can do it. They don't unde:
stand. How shall you da '? Simpi
take a halter, walk up to~ the 'hor;
quietly and hitch it to his bit ring
Take the other end in your hand, spea
to the horse gently but firmly, an
lead him away." The gentleman wei
out and borrowed a hitching stra
from a hackman, and the crowd jeere
him as he approached the balkin
horse. He attached the strap to th
bit ring as directed, patted the animi
kindly on the neck and took the c
of the halter in his hand. With a wol
pf command he started to lead ti
way, and the horse followed as promp
ly and obediently as if that were e:
actly what he had been waiting for a
the while ! The crowd stood backi
wonderment and admiration. Some<
the superstitious ones declared thiat ti
animal had been hypnotized.
"Th'ere is no trick about it," e:
plained the little woman laughingly i
her friends as the gentleman rejo~ine
the party in the cafe. "With a
those half-witted men fooling aroun
him the 'horse probably felt that h~
knew as much as they did. What I
needed was neither beating nor yel
ing, but the presence of a master. TI
a horse as to other animals the hite]
ing strap, rope or chain is the toke
Df his own subjection. The sight of
will subdue him when all othei- mear
have failed. Horses are a good dei
like some men--you may leE.d the;
easily, but you can't drive them. "
New York Herald.
Interestini FrencL lovestig:ations
in a communication to the Societ
Medicate du XI~e Arrondissemuent d
Paris, Dr. Rosenblith shows that el
fusions of blood in sprains are ver
rapidly reabsorbed by massage. I
practice the injured articulation is a
first immersed in very warm water
arder to diiate the superficial vesseh~
after which preparation of the a
fected region massage is performne
outside of the injured part; it is the
tradually approached, a very gent]
stroke being applied to it at first
followed by more vigorous frictior
thus gradually producing insensibil
ity. When partially obtained a mort
>r less energetic kneading is pursued
according to the varying degree c
sensibility experienced by the pa
tient, and to the massage parti
tinally applied a compressive band
age, with waduing, which is wrappel
in a tlanel or linen band. If th
strain occars in the inferior i m1s I)r
Rosenhlith-contrary to the ordinal
ily comme~naed practice of avoidin;
movemeaPs for a shorter o. ilnge
period-advises the patient to wall
as soon as he can do so with >ut feel
ong great pain. Walking, he says
adapts the auricular surfac~e in a nat
aral way and actuates the v 2mal aux
lymphatic circulations by the Ou::
Theit N1a.ris of New Zealanid on~
T THE SWEETEST O
Oh, many a merry year has life,
.And many a month the year,
And many a day
The month makes gay,
And the day with golden hours is rife
And the world is full of oheer.
But the sweetest hour of the fairest day
Of the loveliest month and year,
Came that summer night,
When your eyes so bright
Were telling me aye while your Ups said na3
And your heart became mine, my dear.
-Phil Jansen, in New York Sun.
BY JEN'sON BURT.
HERE are m an,
varieties of matri
beside those whic]
vt appear in novels
-, and one of them
made a lo t o
trouble a year o
two ago for Joh
was one of the in
- ,. ~ telligent fe11ow
who also are adap
tive, so he had ac
quired a lot of ac
quiaintances who were the envy of ever,
one that knew him. Although he wa:
e only a salesman on salary-quite i
good saliary, it must be said-for i
- large firm of iron manufacturers, hi
r as irequently accosted familiarly b;
fbank Presidents and other busines
magnates, and could slap any of thesi
gentlemen on the shoulder withou
giving offense. As he was a bachelor
and old enough to have outgrown th<
habit of lounging through suceessivi
evenings in houses where there wer
pretty daughters, he was available foi
dinner parties given by men who knei
no better way of spending an evening
E Everybody among his acquaintancei
e wished him well, and wished the
d could do something for him, but thea
- repected him all the more because h<
- never tried to borrow money nor aske
a for any other favors.
a It seemed one day to old Budder
A President of the Forty-seventh Na
tional Bank and a hearty admirer o:
e Brixton, that he was just the man t<
e throw a fortune in Brixton's way. Th<
e plan came to Budder's mind suddenly
o but sudden inspirations and quick a
tion thereon are part of the daily lif
d of the most stolid of Presidents of bis
- banks. Brixton had promised to lunei
*e with the bank magnate at midday, and
e he appeared at the bank just in time t<
d see the old man bowing out a lad;
with more courtesy and ceremony thax
- he imagined Budder capable of.
SAs the old man caught sight o:
h Brixton he exclaimed':
8 "One moment, Miss Fewse. Alo
-me to introduce you to my dear oli
nfriend, Mr. John Brixton. Mr. Brix
h-ton, Miss Fewse, daughter of old Bez
eFewse, whom every on~e has heard of.'
dBrixton bowed, and lqoked curious
Jy at the lady. He had seen he:
1father occasionally, before increasing
1years and doctors had sent Mr. Fewse
to his final home, .and his eyer
rsearched the daughters's face for indi
ycations of her father's distinguishing
traits. He found them too, althougl
othe interview. was short. Miss Fewse
was richly yet simply dressed; he:
dfigure, like her father's, was dumpy,
eand her face, though not rude, was ai
broad and heavy, and her forehead
was as low as that of old Ben himself,
cStill, her manner was womanly, and
ias she finally took her departure
Brixton, who had a dear old mother,
vas well as a sister whom he regardei
eas the best young woman alive, sor
.rowed to himself that a man as rich at
kold Ben Fewse could not have mar
ri ed some one whose blood could
t have atoned for the rudeness of his
d"Well, John," said the President,
after handing Miss Fewse into he:
ecarriage, "you owe me one. Any on4
of a thousand good fellows in Ne'
York would give ten years of his lif
for such an introduction to Miss Fews4
eas I gave you just now. Go righi
. head, now, and make use of it."
-You're always doing the friendly
I hing, Budder," replied Brixton, sink
zng into an easy chair ; "but I don'"
[ quite understand it this time."
."Don't, eh ?" said the President,
hastily relighnting a cigar which he had
laid on his desk when Miss Fewse was
announced. "Well, (puff) MissFewei
is joint heir with (puff) her brother
iher only brother, mind you. Old
Ben's estate is estimated by his ex
ecutors at eight millions; I don'i
eknow how close that comes to th4
-truth-I don't take much stock il
what I can't see with my own eyes
~but this much I know." Then the
~President elapped two pudgy hande
tupon Brixton's knees, looked squarely
into Brixton's .eyes and said, in a low.
Imeasured monotone: "John Brixton,
I know of my own knowledge that Adi
Fewse has over orie-million---.dollar:
-in good railroad bonds right in my
Eafe here. 'Nough said, eh?"
"Enough money, I should say, fo:
an unmarried woman who doesn't hool
as if her tastes were expensive. Bui
what have I to do with it ? You said---'
y"D~o with it?" echoed the President.
"Why, yon donkey, make it you
own. Marry the girl. She isn't
beauty, I must admit; but she's re
spectable and honest, and she'd accep
you in a minute.".
I"Upon my word, Budder," laughed
B lrixton, "you're been in business sc
long that even women seem property
o you. Miss Fewse never saw me un
til live minutes ago."
"Perhaps not, but she's got he>
Ifather's level head on her shoulders.
Si~s seen dozens of other men:
scarcely a month goes by without some
fellow 'o'ering himself to her---for the
sako cof her money, of course. She
doesn't obje- .t to marrying, for, being
a woman~, she has a heart; but she has
nough character to wan~t a husband
hr~foif she cau respect, and none of the
ellows who have offered themselvei
thuCas far have been of that kind."
"U''pon myl word, Bndder," said the
ounger muan, "I nev'er wouild have
:aken you, good fellow though you
ire, for a m-mn who~n ani unmarried
woman would have sceected as confi~
1hat. It Cas you credit, though,
ht she seemus to have opened her
aeart to you."
"Oh, well, Ben and I have been iz
man spcuins together. and she
BOreS no sentImental nonsense About
her-she isn't afraid to unload her
ideas upon an old friend of the family,
3o we've talked very freely about it.
By the way, she has such a matter-of
fact manner that she looks older than
she is-she's really five years younger
than you. -. Your fortune's made, my
boy, unless you make a fool of your
self in some way. Let me sound her
about it; you may count upon me to
:o it without lack of proper respect
for either of you, and I'll bet the en
tire assets of this bank against a bad
penny that you may announce your
Bngagament within a week. Then
you'll be hand-in-glove with a lot of
as fellows in a business way as well as
socially, and we want you-we really
- "Budder," said John Brixton, rising
Prom his chair, "you've got a heart as
big as an ox, and I'm heartily obliged
I to you for your interest in me. You
3 must give me time to think about it,
"Time to-" ejaculated the resident.
t iring his cigar-butt at the cuspidore
r with such energy that he overshot the
2 mark and elicited a howl of anguisb
3 from the bank's cat as she mistook the
missile for a mouse when she opened
her eyes from a peaceful slumber.
"There're some things that a fellow
-an't afford to think about.- Do you
stop to think when a trout rises tc
7rour fly? Come along to lunch-and
make up your mind on the way."
But John Brixton wasn't able to give
i decisive answer over the coffee and
:igars. A million dollars in good 'se
aurities seemed well worth the taking
9 by a man who had worked industri
3 ausly for fifteen or twenty years only
tIo reach a salary of five or six thousand
lollars, and an apprebiative wife thrown
in seemed like so much extra luck, for
John's mother and sister had for years
warned him that wives who hold good
husbands in proper regfrd are as scarce
as model husbands. On the other
hand, old Ben Fewse's daughter, who
looked as much like her father as a
woman could look like a man, would
be a strange life-companion for a man
who, in spite of much attention to
naterial things in the way of business,
aad inherited many fine tastes and
sentiments which he kept in good,
asable condition. Whoever he might
marry ought to be fairly companion
able to his mother and sister-two
women whom he could not imagine
enjoying Miss Fewse's society.
But while John Brixton went ou
,hinking and wondering and compro
nising, and rejecting his own compro
mises, old Budder took the case in hand
as earnestly as if it were a promising
investment for his own bank. He was
:oo good a business man to exceed iis
uthority, but he and his wife took
ffiss Fewse out driving the very after
ioon that he had made his suggestion
ro Brixton, and they took her home to
linner with them, and the old man
made opportunity to sound the praise
of John Brixton and to tell what fine
women John's mother and sister were.
So, before the evening was over, Mise
E'ewes was conscious of a mighty wieh
that some mau like John Brixton would
skher to change her nae and share
her life and fortune with her.
3Brixtou had been a~t his office only
.talf an hour the next morning when
one of the clerks shouted:
"Some one on the telephone for
"Who is it?" John asked, raising
uis eyes from a letter he was reading.
"Forty-seventh National Bank
President Budder," the clerk replied.
-"Wait a moment," said Brixton,
iropping the letter, seizing his hat
and starting for the door. 'Tm out
-yudo n't know when ll be in."
Oeof the firm who had overheard
zhe conversation asked his partner
whether he supposed Brixton had been
speculating in Wall'street and got
mnore accommodation from the Forty
seventh National than his collaterals
would warrant, and the~ partner re
plied that it might not be a bad thing
to keep Brin~on out of temptation by
sending him to South America to look
after a railway contract which they
sad been trying to secure through
As for Brixton he went straight
tome and prowled about the house un
'i1 he found his sister.
"Ettie," said he, "you and I have
dlways been confidential friends, al
though we're brother and sister. I
want to ask you an unusual question,
mnd I want you to answer it without
;oking, or raising of your eyebrows, or
any other teasing. Suppose that I
should suddenly determine that I
wanted to marry, whom would you
est like for a sister ?"
The young woman did not start, oi
.augh or do anything expressive of as
tonishment, but answered promptly:
"I've longed for years to see you
&nd Agnes Hammice make a match.
?ou're made for each other."
"Longed for years, eh?" Never
:hanged your mind?"
"Never. Isn't she my dearest friend?
sn't she as good and sweet and hand
.uome. as--as she is poor ?"
"What does mother think of her ?''
"Just what I think, and what every
>ne must who knows her. The dear
girl would have been snapped up long
ago if she hadn't been too poor to ap
pear properly in the society for which
she's best fitted. As it is, searcely any
young men know her, except those whc
re not fit to tie her shoes."
"What do you suppose she thinki
"Well, on general principles, she
.an't help liking you; for the rest, un
less she forgets everything I say to her,
she must think you're tbe one supremely
,erfect man on the face of the earth."
-'IH'm! What wonderful things you
must have said of me-behind my back.
Do you suppose you could arrange for
us-she, you and I-to take a drive
'Exactly; then find some excuse,
after you return from inviting her, to
find something which will unavoidably
nrevent your going."
By way of reply Ettie Brixton sprang
from her chair, kissed her brother ef
fnsively and hurried off to dress for e
Miss Hammice went driving with
oh~n Brixton that afterno:>n, and al
though she was very sorry that dear
Ettie wasn't with them, she enjoyed
herself greatly, after the manner of
busy people whos6 special pleasures
come infrequently. As the drive pro-I
longed itself she changed her mind
a--+t w+ti~-a wamln't hna had
a~fga ure5 was more happiheis 13
that ezriage than she had ever before
imagined the whole world could eon
bain, there was only enough for two,
Lni the mere presence of any one else,
even her dearest friend, would have
entirely spoiled it. Instead of taking
her directly home after returning from
the pleasant country lanes through
which he had driven, John Brixton
drove to his own home and called his
ister down to the little parlor, while
he remained outside to watch the
horses. It seemed to him that he sat
there alone at least twenty-four hours,
although the parlor clock had ticked
:>ff only twenty minutes when Agnes
tore herself aw. from Ettie with the
remark that she could not be entirely
happy until she has reached home and
told her mother all about it.
President Budder was still at his
dinner-table that evening when a let
ter was brought in--4he servant said
a special messenger had brought it,
with instructions to deliver at once.
"One-of the delights of being t
anancial magnate !" growled the old
man, as he tore the end from the en
velope. 'Can't eat my dinner in
peace. Any customer in such a hurry
nust be---great Scott !"
"Has some one failed?" asked Mr&
"I should say so-failed to make r
fortune. Listen to this:
"My DEAR BUDDEn:
" Perhaps men grow more bashful as to.,
grow older. At any rate, I'd rather write
you than tell you face to face that the
reason I hesitate to avail myself of your
kind suggestion regarding Miss Fewse is that
I am already engaged to a most estimable
young woman. I shall expect you and your
wife to dance at the wedding, which will be
within a month.
"'A thousand thanks, my dear boy, fo.
our kind interest in me. As your own
narried life has been very happy, I trust
ou'll understand me when I say that rm
narrying a tremendous fortune-thoug?
avery bit of it consists of human nature..
"A million dollars-yes, three mil.
lion dollars out I" exclaimed President
Budder, dashing the letter to the
oor. "Did you ever know such a
"I hope so," said Mrs. Budder. 'T&
like to believe you'd have been just
ich a one yourself, if a rich woman
had been thrown at your head when
you were paying attention to me.
Goodness knows, you got nothing but
me when you married."
"Right you are, my dear, as usual,'
said the bank president, going to the
head of the table and giving his wife
& kiss which might have been heard a
block away had the windows been open.
-Once A Week.
Ris One Cance.
"It's a cur'ous sucemstance how wv
men, fond of v'riety as they be, wil.
give a man the same things t' eat year
in an' out," said Captain Abljah Saw
yer to Captain Nelson Judkins, as the
two men sat on the wharf in -the sun
one September morning. "That's as
sartin as the tides," Desponded Captain
Jukns "I've eat more herrin' than
any other man lvin', I presue t' say."
"Well, now, my woman feeds me os
pickled salt fish an' baked perta*.rs,'
said Captain Sawyer.
"It ain't but what ft's nerishin'- foot
in' well-cooked," he continued; "tut
it's sing'lar how much M'ri' does set by
them two things fer a stiddy diet. An'
sence I've give up follerin' the sea, I
ain't had but one chance to git a change
o' food in the year. I cal'late I've eat
about a thousand pounds o' salt fish an'
fr'm thutteen to fourteen hundred per
taters durin' that time."
"I shouldn't wanter make no state
ients as t' the number o' herrin' that
I've ben obleeged to stow away," said
CaptainJudkins. "But when you was
down to Marthy's Vineyard, week
b'fore last, you must 'a' had an opp'tun
ity to git in a fust-rate meal I und'
stood you stopped at the hotel durin'
"Yes, I was there fer a dinner," re
urned Captain Sawyer, looking ab
stactedly out to sea. "That was the
one chance I was referrin' to."
"Why don't you speak up an' say
what you had?" said Captain Judkinu,
after a long pause. "'Twon't make
my herrin' taste any wuss nor any bet
ter, so fur's I know."
"Well," said Captain Sawyer, stili
gazing out over the water, "when I took
up the bill o' fare an' see all the dif
f'rent things there was t' make a ch'ice
of, my head spun round jest like a top.
I looked her up an' down; one spell I
had some thoughts o' orderin' a tender
'ne steak with fxin's."
Captain Judkins gave a grunt of die
"Well, .I didn't" continued Captai.
Sawyer. "I studied Quite a season over
the furrin dishes, but I deemed It
wa'n't best to run any resks so fur from
home. An' b' that time the waiter was
gittin' kind o' frmpatient, an' he says,
'What'll you have?' kind o' quick, an'
decided all in a whew!"
"Well, what did you have?" askee
Captain Judkins. -
"Why, I says, 'Bring me a mess 0
pickled salt fish an' a couple o' baked
pertaters' " said the recent traveller,
carefully avoiding his neighbor's eye.
"It appeared t' be the most nateral
thing. to say, an' so the words jest
slipped out b'fore I come to a realizin'
In a cave in the Pantheon, the
guIde, by striking the flaps of his
coat, makes a noise equal to that
produced by firing a twelve-pound
cannon. In the cave of bSmellin, near
Vibog, Finland, a stone thrown
down a certain abyss makes a rever
berating echo which sounds like the
dying wail of some wild animal.
Elasticity of Glass.
Among solids, glass is apparently
perfectly elastic. A plate of glass
bent under pressure and allowed to re
main under stress for twenty-five
years, when released and carefully
tested for any permanent set was
ound to have returned to exactly its
"As dead as a door-nail," found In
English texts over fiye hundred years,
comes from the wooden pin pr nail
used to secure the door of a hut,
which by constant use would become
very smooth, hard, dry, and "dead."
How we long for flies and mosquitoes
E"3 AND HIS UNqCLE.
Chiengo Man's Christmas Gift of a
Watch Traded Off for Skates.
A Chicago man made his nephew a
present last Christmas of a watch. The
nephew lives in Indiana. A few days
after the present the beneficiary of the
gift sent his uncle a telegram, collect,
"Watch received. Does it keep Chi
nagn or New York time? BOB."
The uncle replied by letter that it'
could be made to-keep either. It was
constructed that way on purpose. With
in forty-eight hours anomer dispatch,
collect, was received by the uncle. It
was like this:
"Watch an hour ahead Chicago time
in hour behind New York. What-ll I
The uncle answered that, by mail
!xplaining what might be done, and
had a postcript as follows:
"When you want to know anything
nore about the watch, write-don't tele
graph. Messages cost money."
Then there was silence for a fevt
lays. One morning at breakfast the
antle was handed a message which
"Dear Uncle: It won't run at all. I
send this night message 'cause it costs
'nly half as much as day rate.
The uncle was annoyed, but amused.
At the boy's persistence and curious
Idea* of economy. "I was a boy my
self," he said to his elder brother. Then
he wrote to Bob to take the watch to
the watchmaker, have him fix it, and
send the bill to Chicago. Two days
later another message:
"Uncle: Man says he don't kno
jou. But he knows me. I'm suffering
for the so I send this by wire.
The uncle forgot that he had been a.
boy and wrote his nephew a sharp let
ter, lecturing him for not observing his
"You made a mistake when you pre
ented that boy with a watch," said the
uncle's elder brother. "What he needs
Us a hammer."
"The mischief has been done," salt
the uncle, "and ex-post facto remarks
on youi- part are out of order."
A few days later another message,
"Uncle: Shipped watch to you. to
night by express. Man here says you
can have it mended in Chicago cheaper
than he can do it. BOB."
A few hours later a package was lait
on the uncle's desk. Charges 50 cents.
Of course he raved, put the watch in
his desk, and went about his business
trying to forget it. Two days later this
"Dear Uncle: Did you get her? Sent
ner day before yesterday. Answer.
The uncle took the watch to the firil.
rm which he bought it, left it, and
wrote to Bob enjoining silence on his
part until he received the watch. Then
the uncle was called out of town and
did not return for three weeks. He
ound on his desk two frantic messages
and two letters from Bob. The office
boy had receipted "for the messages
and left them there. The last message
"If I don't get her in two days your
onduct in the transaction will be pub
ished in our paper. The editor says it's
a good one on you. BOB."
The uncle concluded it was diplomacy
o answer this by wire. He sent this:
"Bob: Have been out of town. Just
returned. Watch goes down to-night.
Two days later this from Bob (col
"Watch received. Not the same watet
ou sent before. Is this what I read
~bout as a confidence game? I 'should
think you'd be ashamed to play it on
rour own blood. BOB."
The uncle investigated. The concern
aad sent the wrong watch. Telegrair.
'rom uncle to Bob: -
"Bob: Watchmaker's mistake. Yout
wn watch goes down to-night. Re
turn other to watchmaker here.
Two days later. Message from Boh
"Uncle: Watch received. I don't
snow watchmaker's name nor address
In Chicago. So I send it to you. Sorry
to trouble you. BOB."
The uncle sat down in the same at
titude and despair as that described by
novelists where the hero gets it in the
neck at every turn.
"If I ever see that boy again I wifl.
ame him for life," said the uncle to
his brother. "That witch has cost me
in messages and express charges almost
as much as 1 paid for the dratted thing
originally. And the little rascal has
gone and told the chain of transactions
to the editor of the sheet that Is printed
In his town."
The other brother stroked his beard
and said he made it a rule to never
make a boy a present of any kind.
While this situation was on there came
another message. It was from Bob
"Uncle: Spring in watch snappeL
and two of the hands came off. I think
I had rather have a pair of skates. Do
you care? BOB."'
This dispelled the gloom for a mo
.nent. Here was a chance to get rid of
the watch forever. The uncle an
swered by wire:
"Bob: Good Idea. Push it along.
Trade quick. UNCLE."
"I reckon that will settle it," said the
ncle, as he trimmed his beard.
That night another message from Bob.
"Uncle: Hardware man says he
wants a dollar to boot between the
watch and skates. Answer by wire as
e may melt. BOB."
"I can't stand this nuisance any longs.
er," thundered the uncle as he ran his
hand through his hair. "This boy will
drive me mad. I can't look at a wie.
graph messenger boy on the streef
without starting like a frightened ani
mal What in thunder is there in u
His brother, a very cool headed man,
seeing that a crisis was at hand, said:
dThere was a mistake in the whole bus
iness-a'the start. What you should
have done was to have the boy sent
here for repairs in place of the watch
I tell you It is the boy."
There was a cold gulf between the
two brothers from that moment. They
never spoke again atil they met in
frot f a eevaorthat was not run-.
iiiij Th IERsod 3 h 1
elevators in a eountr7 whe the fros
never grows and the temperature Is
about the same the year round. The
brother said: "Thank you. How'r
Of course, Bob got the skates. The
uncle has the watch. It wouldn't do
to leave it In the same town with Bob.
WAR BETWEEN MOTIVE POWERS
Connecticut to Witness a Contest B
tween Electricity and Steam.
Connecticut is destined to be the firs'
State in which the battle between steam
and electricity will be thoroughly test
ed, says the Utica Observer. For many
years the railroad business of that
State has been controlled by -what is
known as the Consolidated Road. eg.
islation in the past has been very favor,
able to this corporation, and it has been
impossible to build rival lines of steams
railroad without the consent of the
Consolidated-and of course this con
sent was not to be secured. When trol
ley cars came Into existence shrewd ob
servers saw in them a possible )means
of finally accomplishing the downfall
of the -Consolidated, and as the im
provements in the means of using and
applying electricity as a motive powel
were rapidly perfected the hopes ot
trolley line projectors grew. The result
has been the securing of a large num
ber of franchises for trolley lines, and
already the most important towns
along seventy-five miles of the Consoli
dated are united by lines of double
track electric railways that permit of
continuous passage. Many other fran
chises have been granted and appear
ances indicate that through service
-nay soon be secured .between Nev
fork City and Hartford. -
It is an interesting battle, because It
brings into competition two great
forces, steam and electricity, which are
doubtless destined to compete against
each other in the future. It is also in
teresting to note that in all cases where
the steam and trolley roads parallel
each other in the Connecticut example,
the trolley roads have proved to be the
most popular. This is doubtless In a
measure due to the fact that consider
able local prejudice ha.-existed against
the monopoly controlling the steam
roads, and wherever an opportunity
presented itself to turn business over tr
the trolleys it was done.
IT WAS AN AWFUL SHOCK.
Not So Much the Coincidence as the
Actual Return of Fifteen Dollar.
"Here Is one of the odd coincidences
of life," said William. "Some time ago
an acquaintance came to me ahd told
me he was in great need of $15, and at
considerable trouble to myself I let him
have it. He promised to return it int
"When three weeks had elapsed 1
mentioned the matter to him casually,
and he was profusely apologetic-would
send it to me the following day sure.
It didn't come, though, nor did I get any
word from him. About two weeks
after I met him in Broadway. He de
clared it was a shame I hadn't got my
money and vowed he wouldn't let an
other day pass without paying me.
"It went along, then, for a week or
ten days, and, as my expenses were
very heavy, I was cohsiderably em
barrassed and needed the money badly.
One night, when I was feeling'particu
tbrly discouraged, I sat down and wrote
him a note. I said: 'My dear sir: About
six -weeks ago I soaned you $15. Lest
the paying it shoui d occasion you any
inconvenience ab2.-, me to hereby make
you a present of the-money.'
"That will bring it, if anything will,
thought I. Judge my surprise when by
the next morning's mail I received a
letter from the man inclosing the $15.
By the same mail exactly he must have
received mine making him a present of
it, and, by the dates, both letters were
evidently written at about the saw
Judge Brown, whose boyhood's home
was in a small New England village,
hai, and deserved, the reputation of
being a most liberal and kind-hearted
man. He was always glad to see his
old friends, no matter how rustic they
mIght seem, and gave them many good
times in his beautiful city home.
On one occasion the judge had some
legal business in the capital of his na
tive State, and shortly after his arrival
he met an old farmer from his birth
plade who was taking an unwonted
holiday, and looked somewhat bewil
dered. The judge instantly invited the
old man to dine with him at the hotel,
and the Invitation was gladly accepted.
When the farmer took his seat at the
table one of the waiters laid a bill of
fare before him. The old man looked
at it for a moment, and then, facing
around to look thi waiter squarely in
the face, he said, in a tone .that r
through the dining-room:
'"No need to gimme that, young fel
ler. Judge Brown cal'lates to settle
my bill. He come from out- town, an'
I know his ways!".
Little as the judge probably enjoyed
this public announcement, he showed
no annoyance, but nodded to the waiter
who removed the offending sheet, and
the old man sat beaming with pride as
the judge ordered a dinner to which. he
did full justice.
A sntPLE MEND. -
"This is a beautifulmorning, Mary,.
said Mr. Fulton, graciously, as hetook
his ceat at the table, at Farmer Hum
sted's select-couintry boarding house.
"Yes, sir, it is," replied the wait,
"The thunder storm passed offnice
4y in~ the night."
"Looks like cooler weather."
"I hope you are feeling quite well.
"Quite well, sir."
"And that you enjoyed thc .Farmer'r
"Pretty well, sir."
"And, now, let me see; what havs
we for breakfast this morning ?" asked
Mr. Fuiton, as he glanced over th
"Well, there's ham, sir."
"Ahi, yes, ham or - w~hat ?" he in.
quired with his most engaginag man
"Ham or nothing I" xeturned Mary,
L Vast Amount of Work BeforeIt Ca'
Be Laid in the Ocea=.
The making of an ocean cable Is a
mask involving no small amount of skill
ond mechanical ingeiulty, and it Is
omething to the credit of the first cable
makers -that their pattern has not
greatly changed in thirty years. Whev
the, Commercial Cable Company de
tided to lay a new Atlantic cable las
rear, the work was intrusted to the
irm of Siemens Brothers, of WoolwielA
ondon. As this Arm has constructed
1o less than eight out of the eleven
:ables now linking Great Britain and
:he United States, says the New Science
Review, Its methods 'of manufacture
nay be watched as typical of the blest.
he first care of a cable manufacturer
s to secure the very best materials.
rhe copper wire, which forms the heart
md essential part of the cable, must be
)f the purest metal, since the purer the
netal the .higher its standard of con
luctivity will be. Every strand and
very coil of wire that goes fgto the
able is expected to reach a certain
tandArd; and to such a degree of excel
ence Is the making of copper wire for
glectrical purposes brought nowadays
hat the material submitted is more
requently above that standard than be
The singli wires having passed the
est for purity and conducting power,
eleven similar strands are taken- and
spun into a slender rope in lengths of
me mile. Guttapercha Insulation Is
:hen. applied In sheets prepared from
:he raw material as it co'mes to hand
!rom Singapore and other Malay ports.
rhese sheets are wrapped by expe
renced hands so firmly and smoothl3
.ound the wire that not an air bubble
an. remain betwe'en the copper and Its
nsulator. The-"core" Is then ready to
)e submitted to a galvanometer test, as
tscertain whether the insulation is per
!ect, or as nearly perfect as that 'very
flusive agent, electricity, will permit
hat test having'been satisfactorily
passed, a workman, whose sole busi
iess it is to attend to the joining of the .
ngths of cable, splices the ends of the
mile lengths. Again the insulation test
s applied. The galvanometer indicat
ng noj'ery appreciable loss of electrfci
:y, even under the strain of an alternat
ng current of 5,000 volts, the core is
assed into the hands of the sheathers,
whose care it is to surround the copper
md guttapercha w..th a more substaa
al protective coveing before they are
submitted to the rough action of the
ea. And now the weight and size of
:he cable become appreciable. Already
.ach mile length has in it some 500
pounds of pure copper and 340 pounds.
>f pure guttapercha. Over this is spun
L coat of jute yarn weighing nearly 600
ounds to the mile. Then the cable
s made the center of a twisted sheath
)f steel wires of the stoutest kind, aver
ging more -than 4,000 pounds to the
mile. And finally a compound of tar
a laid over the whole, which~brings its
wn weight of 800 pounds to the mile.
after the tar is applied the cable is
oiled and left to soak in tanks of water
mtil such time as the cable ship shall
se ready to lay it in Its last resting
place. Such a cable as this Is made ait
:he rate of fifty to flfty-flve miles per
Not Spoken as Spelled.
The absurd and sometimes extraor
Inary difference between the spellin;
and pronunciation of English nameil
bas been oiften commented upon. Sev
eral lists have been published, but they
Ere by no means complete. The follow -
ring, It is believed, are for the most part
ew: Woodnesborouigh, Winsbro;
Woomancote, Woodmucket; Wymond
bam, Windam; Yaddlethorpe, Yal
thrup; Gainsborouigh, Gainsber; Esh
ale, Ashidale; Brampton Brian, Brawn;
Brighthelmstone, Brytun; Hallahon,
Horn; Meddlethorpe, Threlthrup; Ma
ylebone, Marrowbone; Ulromne, Oor
am; Uttoxeter, Tuxiter; Rampisham,
Ransom; Pevensey, Pinsy; Coxwold,
Dookwood; Crostwright, Corsit; Holds
worth, Holder; Skiddaw, Skiddy.
Strachan should be pronounced
Strawn; Colquhoun Is Koohoon, the ac
ent being on the last syllable; Beau
ehamp is Beacham; Duchesne should
be pronounced Dukarn; Bethune should
be Beeton; and in Abergavenny the av
Is not sounded. Menizies is pronounced
Iynges, Knollys as Knowls, Sandys
as Sands, Gower as Goor, and Milnee
as Mills. Glamis is Glarms; Geoghe
gan should be pronounced Gaygan, and
Ruthven is Riven.--Boston Transcript.
New England preachers of a hundree
years ago were given to great plainnessi
of speech. One of them, the Rev. .Toi
seph Penniman, while settled in Bed.
ford, Mass., afterward, while pastor of
the church in Harvard, acquired no lit.
tle reputation for what the historian
of Hyard calls his "irreverent way
of offering information to the Omnis
eent" At the time whfen the Britis-i
troops were advancing upon Lexington
\fr. Penniman prayed -from his pulpit:
"We pray thee, 0 Lord, that Thou
wouldst send these British soldiers
where they will do some good, for Thou
knowest we haveno use for them aboul
During a season of drought he prayet
eloquently that the Lord would "vouch
safe that the bottles of heaven may be
uncorked and their refreshing waters
oured up the parched fields."
Soon the drought was broken. Da3
after day the -rain fell. The minister
felt that the good work was being overs
rone. So he prayed again:
"We did ask, 0 Lord, .ttJo"
wouldst uncork the bottles of. heavena.
but we s'ought not that Thiou shouldsl
bhrow away the stopples."
At another time the orchards of Har
yard were devastated .by insects, andj
"he minister put up this petition:
"We pray, 0 Lord, that Thou wil.
take pity on us, and remove from our
midst these ~voracious canker worms.
tar if Thou lookest over this town Thou
wilt see that every apple tree is as isd
w8 2 fQx's taiL"
r Don't Kiss Cats.
It must be a terrifying revelation
to those ladies who kiss their catr
that has been made by Prof. Flocci,
the Italian chemist. Hp found by
experiment that when a cat licks its
lips it spreads over them a saliva irt
which there are swarms of minuE
bacilli not free from danger to human
beings. When he inoculated rab
bits and guines pigs with this noxious
ubstane th~ey died withia~ 34 hours,