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All the bells of heaven may ring,
All the birds of heaven may sing,
All the wells on earth may spring,
All the winds oi earth may bring
All sweet sounds tozethr:
Sweeter far than all things heard,
Hand of harper, tone of bird.
Sound of wood at sundown stirred,
Welling water's winsonie word,
Wind in warm wan weather.
a ted by
J ' Ahont to entertain I
U charming jgirl whoni he is anX
loiininmpress and suddenly finds that
w e exception of a few coppers,
he s no money in his pocket, he
may surely be forgiven the use of
a few strong ejaculationis. Sueh was
the plight of Everard Hamlyn at 10
minutes to 1 on a certain Saturday at
ternoon. ie had been so a)sorbed in
reuading the brief of an important case
wlhill was to be heard in the courts
on Monday that he had forgotten the
emptiness of his pocket. At 1 o'Clock
Alike Valentine, an American girl with
whom lie had formed a deep frienu;
ship, was coimi, to see what a har
rister's chanmbers in the Temple looked
like, and she was also to be taken out
The worst was that there were only
10 minutes to rectify the mistake. lie
wrote out a check hurriedly, and then
- remembered that time would not per
uit to go to the bank to cash it. His
clerk was gone and the Temple was
wrapped in its u ual Saturday atter-,
Without a hat he rushed over to liar
court buildings to see if his friend
Anderson was inl his chanfoers. He
could rely upon' Lim for a couple of
But the fates were against lamlyn.
Anderson was out and the doors wer-e
p - l'ug that thert , as nothing for it
bu..o go to the bank lie hurried along
up the court into Fleet street. meaning
to hail a hansom. But as he arriveu
there the lock struck 1 and he knew
that he coufld not get to the bank and
back under 00 minutes. Alice would
never forgive him if he was not at his
rooms to rc-eive her.
Suddenly his eye was caught Z>y the
three brass Oalls hanging over a shop
almost opposite. The sight suggested
new idea to his mind, and he prompt
W;AnVD acroess u mterr
tnghe shop haiided his S-guinea hun
ter ever the counter.
"How much'" said. the clerk tyeing
the hatless and breathless HaIlyn
"Oh, 1 only wanted a fiver," replied
P "Have you got a card on you '" asked
the clerk, thinking he was on the track
of a swell inobsmaiin.
Unsersed in the ways of pawlibrok
ers, Iamlyn pulled out his case an
handed him a card.
*All right. sir " seeing the nam'
~d address and noticing it corre
ided wiih the initials on thewaitch.
-beg your' paird.n. sir." and lie hasillye
filled up a ticket and counted out live
p)ounds1. "Have you a penny for the
Hamnlyn inipat iently threw down
copper and fairly bolted out of the
shop. The people in Fleet street stared
at hiim wvith a mazeiment, and a guttel
ar ab with whom he had collided.
shouted, "Who are yer shovin of ''
as lie crosatd the read.
Now it happened that Alice Valenl
tine w'as just at that moment passmli
down Fleet street ou her way to the
Temp~le. She imd itrrived somewhat
earlier thani she had intended, for sh
up~held the traditions of womanhood
with regard to unpunetuality.
"It would never do." she said to her
self, "to be quite punctual. le wouhld
So, timiisg he'rself to a1rriv'e ait the
Te~mple about 157 o'clock. she was
strolling leisurely aloug whleni she
caught sight of H~amlyni rushing wihd
ly out of a pawnb~lroher's shop'. For' a
nmomnent the ludierouls side of the situ
ation striet'k her ver'y forcibly. and
she lauighed softly to herself. But
gradually as5 she r'ea tized the full sg
nilicance of the action, her amusemenit
gav'e place to pity.
--Poor boy." she murmured. "I had
..- not the faintest ideai that he was h-ird
SAnd to thiink that I have let him
spend :ueh a lot of money in taking
I must get e'n with him somehow.'
Thetre wva "ery tender spo t ini her
heart for th 11. elever young b irT'1
ter wholmd' -hownm so plainly his prer
erence for her a 'ove all other womeni.
Alice Val'ntine and her aunt. Miss
n-" Safford, weret making a tour' of tul
rope, and had met Hlamlyn first of all
* a hotel in -neva. HeI had ren
N 1 dered themi a numnber' of civilities, and
as he happened ro be doing the ca me
round of' Switz/er'hud as they. for a
month he was their almost daily comn
panion. With the franikiness of Ameri
can women. thley accepted his atten
tions gr-a iou!sly. and. iindinig him a
pleasant attendant, enrolled him m~
their services wvithiout furt her' ado.
Miss Saffordi gener'ally accompaied
KAlice wherever she wvent, and shiowen
quite as mach eagetrness to "'do" ever y
plIee thoroughly as her niece. It wa:
only on rare occ'as-ions, when the elder
-ly lady was ebliged to admit that sui
wa too) tired for anythig." that
Hamntynm had a chanice of taking Misz
a Vlentinie out alone.
The constant conipan ionsihip. how
ev er. had brought abotut the usual re
sult. Hl:anhyn was not an iillammalA
mani. lle had reached the mtaturte ags
ofl-not uuasought after-wi thou
baring sucnmbed to feminine charms
One thing yet there i,. that none,
Hearing er1-. its chinws he n(e.
Knows not Iell tihe sweetc-1 one
Ifard ofr innn beneatlh the mnn,
H oped in llien cii hwroafter':
Soft ;.,1nd1 stirong and1( I-lnil d ind light,
'Very souind of Very li;ht.
Hea rd froml morning's rosiest height,
W'.hein the soil of all delight
Fills a child's clearx hin1ghtec.
-Algernon Charles Swiriurne.
a Pawn. $
But there was something about the
fair American that fascinated him
in spite of himself.
Today. as she caie iuto his rooi.
a perfect vision of freshness and love
liness in the gloomy atmtosphere ot
the Temple. laimlyn was conscious ot
a certain shyness iand reserve in her
manner that he had not noticed be lore.
"I don't believe I ought to come here
by myself." she said as she closed the
door. "I wonder what Auut Catherine
wotuld say to it.
"You are late." said Hiailyn. "I
have been waitingiipatiently foryou.'
"Am 1 really?" replied Alice. "What
is the timie. then':"
He pulled at his watch chain me
chanically, forgetful of his escapade.
and disclosed the bare swivel. Ile col
ored slightly as he realized his mis
take, and felt her eyes upon himl, but
"Ahout 20 minutes past 1. 1 faiy.
She was walking round the room
glancing at the ponderous-1)ti lin
books and the papers tied vith pmk
tape. getting. as she expressed iL. the
atmosphere" of the p!ace.
"It 1tuust he jUst lovely to Work
here." she said. "Everything seems
so old and historic. I believe I should
only haive to sit here a few hours a
day and I should hiecome a lawyer by
breathing Ihle air.
"iich riiids Ie." said Hlailyn.
"that I have been brea'tliiig air <umte
long enough and vant lunch. Where
shall we go?"
Alice Valentine hesitated.
"Look here," she said at last. "t
want to say something to you. You
have b:'en taking mie about suchi a lot
and I have done nothing for you. I
feel real mean. I want you to let me
stand you a. lunch today.
He shook his head laughingly. "You
forget." he said, "that you are my
guest; but I want you to say where
in Piccadilly, where she knew the
prices were ruinous.
"No." she said. "don't let us go tUlre.
Will you take me to one of those litilie
bohemian places you told me of w"here
you get a table d'hote lunch for 16
pence. I should love to go. It would
be a new experience.
"You look too smart." he replied.
glancing at her admiringiy. "but I tell
you what I will do. We will split the
difference and go to a kind of semi
fashionable place wv'here you shall see
all sorts and condition's of people and
hear' a band."
Once or twice du'iing lunch. when
conersit ion dra'ugged, llamilyin noticen
iga in tile thoughtful (expresi 01n
her face. At last he took the matter
"Tell me." he said. "w~hat you are
-1 was thinking." she replied slowl'y.
'of hiow~ I could help some one wh'lo
has been very good to mie."
"Not a dlitticutlt maitteir, surely-for'
"It is very di iicult,"' shie said. "uni
le' the c-irc-umstanices. TIhe per'son I
wat to help is pum- and. '.ei'y 'PC:.:
She was looking downi at tihe table
(-lothI and1( studiously avoidiing his eyes.
"Can 1 be of any assistunce?" he
"You-whiy -" she la ughe-d. "Yes.
perhaps youl cani. I wvill think about it
and1( let you know."
There wats ai netw symilpithy in liT
voice and umi ar. u~nd ILamilyn felt a
lal desire to ta ke hei' there an I hen
in his arms and cover la-i face wvith
Uut there was no opportutnity to tell
her of his love. Imnmedliaitely aflt'r
lunch they were ob liged to hurry off to
meet 31iss Safford at a maitinee, iad
Hiamlyn had no furthei' chance of' a
tete--tte with Alice. biut lie arraing('d
satisatorily a mieetinig for Mloniday~
aftenon, when he de(term'line'd to put
his faite to the test.
"You will not forget.'' lie saidl at part
ig. "to let me help you in the miatter'
"No." she ceplied with a singular look
n her face. "1 will not forget."
As Evera rd wvalked home lie r'ecaOled
her tones. he(r face, the fair. thushied
cheeks. sw~eet miiuth, eai'nest 1brows
and (eyes' of softest lire. T1'here wats
that in her look wvhich satistied him.
He was awakened fr-om his reverie
h ant urchlin imiujtirinig wvhat o'clieK
it was. For' the second thne t hat day
he mecha~nicalhly tugged at his watch
'Confounid it:'" he exela iimed as In'
re('lied his loss. "I never kinewv timt
itwssuch a nutisanc&e to be w'ithbout a
watch. must get it out tirst thing
on. \Ionday morntinlg."
The ur chin gr'asping the situation
r~n aw1ay' grinninig.
On Suniday Hamtilyn again huethotught
himelf to the watch.
I ha~d better study the ticket." he
sid "and see whait I shaill have to
He fumbled in his wvaisteoat po'ket:
it ast not there. He~ tried the others
w ith thi same result. \\ith growing
une0 sies he si-nrehled in i-very plovdet
of the clothes he had~ worn on the 8;at
urdy, but the pawn ticket was not to
.I e found.
"I must have left it at ily cha
lers." I)-.- declared :at i. t. "It is very
L'areless of ine. I hope lily clerk Oll.
On1 Monbay Inlorinm hI( (rot 1p11ar
-. th:ii usual and drove dovni to I ile
iemple inl a hansom. Ilis (rk l:o1
alreiady arrived. 1la1inl search4-led all
)ver the Lble carefu:lly. ihen in all
the drawers. but could not tindI the
ticket. Finally he suiuoned thi
"IIave you moved any papers':" he
asked rather irritably.
".No. sir. I havei't touelled a thing.
"You haveln't by :my ('lhan(ce loulli a
ti(k(t, I suppose?" pursued Ilainlyn.
"No sir. What kind of a ticket have
"It doesn't matter." he rellied iipai
tiently. "it is of no i im portance.
Puttinjg on his hat 11:1nlzyn Iiurried
into F*l4et street to the pawnvii shop.
"I want to redeem tle watch I left
here on Saturday." he anniouni''c(ld.
"Where is your ticket. sir'' said the
" I have mislaid it." replied Ilamiiityly,
"but it is all right. you remieilber mie.
I 'xpect. The watch belongs to m
and I want it Iow'.-:
I :tn very sorry. sirt-. t3eU ct
have it witholt Iltie ti('ke't."
Ham iilyn muttered all excailati'.ii ot
"But suppose I have lost it, what
"I will give you I form of (1claration
to be made before a miagistrate."
"Is there no other way'" said 11am
lyn. realizing t he trouble and annoya tie
this would caluse.
--No. sir-." said the pawnbroker, "1
amx afraid there is not."
There was no time to waste lie had
to be inl court carly. as his W.se was
among the first on the lists. It was
no use stopping to argue the matter.
He must go before a magistrate and
sign the declaration as sooi :s
possible. Returning to his Chambers.
Ie put on his ircbs and was soon lost
in contemplation of the business in
About an hour after his visit to the
pawnshop Alice \'aleitile drove up ill
a Cab to the saie door. She had ,ound
the pawn ticket lying on IIamlyn's
table on tle Saturday afternoon aid
had appropriated it, meaning to re
deem the watch and send it hac:k to
him as soon as possilhe. She was
rather nervous at going into the shop,
but she was not the kind of a girl to
allow her feelings to stand in the way
of-4L''y project she wished to carry
throuUgi; so, putting on an air of un
usual * 'h ente little
" ut the7Wa-h1. please." shbe:
Te pawnbroker's assistaint looked
1r u' and down carefully. When he
lad, as it were, sized her completely.
ie inquired dryly, "Where did you get
Alice flared up indignantly. "That
s no business of yours, tell me what I
lave to pay and give Ine the watch."
"Not so fast." said the young mal,
'you uist answer one or two ques
Ie went away. and after a whispered
c-onsultation returned with a gray
bearded (old man, wvho was polite btin
"I anm sorry. moaan but I cannlot
~llow you to redeem tis Uledge ITTill
you inform me howv this ticket came.
into your possess5ion.
"I found it." said Alice.
"Allowv meitto iniforml you, then." sa it
te' pawnbroker,' sternly, that you are
comiiittng a very gr'ave offense. 1O
attehti'ig to oltaini the wocht'l vou hay
yorself open to ciinial proceeinigs.
"But,"' said Al ice. "I am a friend or
the genttlemian to whomt the watch be
"Come. comle, that won't do at all.
A gentleman who called himselt Mr.
1 a mlyni was here aibout an hour ago
endevorinig to get the watch himself.'
"Mr. 11:1mhyn bee'n here this miorni
ig" cried Alice. She had never ex
pected that lie would be ale to re
deemfl his watch so soon-.
"Better sendit for a policemtanl," sug.
gested the assisttimt.
'II old your tonigue."' sail his master.
Thhen. t urn ig to Alice Valentine. lie
said: "I do not wish to h.- hiarid iponi
y'u butt I inistt uponil til (exhmiat ion.
I will sendl ovemr to thle address on the
ticket. and if your story is true Mr.,
Ihnnilynl w;ill corrohatte it. Iliarv'y.
enl tie boyi over to QUeen's Belnch
Walk and ask Mr. Hlamlyn to comet
"Mr. Ihamalyni coming here'." eled'
Alice unlguardledly. "Oh. I miust go
"I canniot allow it." said the pawn
broker. "Y.ou must wait. If you re
fuse I have 1no option but to call a PO
1f looks coubld~ kill the pawnbroii'ket
would hatve died on the spot. as Alice
with the tiir of a trtagedy (jlueen. 5u1.
miitted to the indignity of being es
orted to the bacek parlor. while It'arvey
kept watch and watrd over hieir.
A quarter of an hour later Everarc
llamlyn jumnped out of a htansom tanc
hlurried inito the shiop. 11 ( was ani un
eu ious person and lie hadl not watitid
to chanige his robes. bult had cone
t'aight away ini wig and gown fron
the law" c'ouirts. lHe was met in ti
p~ssage by Harvey, who had bi'e1
awvaitig his arr'ival with keen int(er
"There's a woman in here." lie stid
pointing to the piarlor'. "w'ho says she'
a friend of yours. and htas found you
avl ticket. 1but I susper't -
"Ouit of the way." m'ie'd H-amilyn
thrusting the ottiius young man on
ile and i'ushinig into the1 room1.
Alice. by all 1tat's wonderful '' i
xcl'aimed. amtl thin 5e'eing that he
bosom wats heainali convlivei'ly. Ii
ut his arm'i arounid her' and inquire
tnderly what hiad happemned.
--Thteyae 1b'een Si rude anid insul1
ig she sobb -d.
Imani waited for no further e3
pljnationi. hut. spiiig Mirvey bt Mei
thret. lie shook himii until the unfort',
iite youth had not a breath i:ii
Ibody. Th,1. tlirninig to the '.der n.0.
he erled sierly: "What (10 You im'i
by insultiigi this lady'?
"Th pawnbroker. discoverilng Li.s
m ~Iveas all apologies, bait 1!an
-:per was :till up1).
.' n could justify rudoness t(: '
lady. 1' said. and he in isted on ,
hjt aplogy from the crtlai
Then he took Alice baeko his ro'm
in the Temple. When they were alelv
he put his arm around her and s-.(
'Ol. my darling. how sweet of you
to try to get my watch back for im.
lul you ldo it because you acare? T':
moe daurling--l love you:"
"it Was vcr y l ie. I know.
she sawi, softly and slyly. "but I
thought you were poor, and-oh-I
vanted to help you."
"1 :im not pour." he said, smilinly.
"it least. not very poor. I have a
thousanid a ye' -ar, and we mnlight m11an1
;I- oil that."
"It would not have mnttered." 1:
wliispered. if you had been a P'>or
iI; tooki wate and held it
before her eyes.
"I shall never look at It," he S.Th'i,
"witliout thinking that I won yol
through it."- A. E. Manning Foster, in
the .Royal Magazine.
- AT LAST SHE SPOKE
Drtnner's Sad Experience wlh the Pret
tiest Girl He Ever ,aw.
"Anything wrong?" askved the hotel
clerk of the New York mmer who
had just got hoie frol. West.
" was thinking," was the reply. "t
rode from Toledo to Bufh1o with the
prettiest girl I ever say."
"But that didn't hurt' you. Who
I was she'"
"You didn't introduce _'irself and
get her card in return?.,"
"No particilar troule* eh?" solielt
ously insisted the clerk.
"Well, it was this way," replied the
traveler, as lie braced up for the ex
planation. "She sat opposite me, you
know, an( I tried for an hour to catch
her eye. She simply ignored mie and
gazed out of the wilidow. Then I
rose and handed her a magazine, but
she declined with tha ks. Ten min
utes later I bought tt latest novel
out, but she said she., idn't care to
nored ie when I t w her out
"But you persiat --
"Oh. yes. That about to
make another att ter into
conversation when t to
Ia halt at a town. and t
mie over. I was there . ..- ,
ad with the_.U ta4siuile you ever
!,w she asked ine if 1 would do her
a slight favor."
"With all my heart," I hastened to
'Well, she said. smiling even more
sweetly. 'suppose you leave the traiin
here and take the next one that fol
lows, for you have made me (lea
tired. aind I feel like taking a nap.'
"(;ood gr'acious!" whispered the
"Yes. sir.' said the drummer, as he
reached fo' a ('igair, "and I want to
go up to my13 roomi and~ sit and thIink
ad try to tigiir' it out. P'eri'.ps it S
tie I left the' road and settled down
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Before the French revolution uin
paid1( peasants were compelled to tiog
the ponds(1 all night to prievent the
sop of the seigneorie fronm being dis
turbed by the eroaking ofogs.
The "stinginig tree' is a luxurious
shrub of Queenslanid. Australia. andl is
pleasing to the eye, but danigere u. to
the touch. It grows from two or thr~e
inhes to t('n or 13 feet in height, and
sends forth a very disagreeable odor.
A marilked pec(uliar'ily of the Indiana
*coal fields is the slight depth at which
('oal is found. An area of 65i%
square mileS. or niearlly one-tifthl of thu'
total area of the state, is Known te
he~ undermClinelld with (coal, at an aver
age of 80 feet below the surface.
W~aggon1 Hill, at Ladysmith, Souith
Africa. taikes its name from the pecu
liar formiationl of ai clump of trees on~
the top. which so ('losely r'esembiles a
wagon ait a little distance'( as5 to (iC
e'Ci'.' ainybody bult ant exper't. The
*hill exteinds for about a mile in lengtb
and is about 3001 feet high.
Ernest Kr'uger'. a coimpositor em
plyed inl a priintinig officeP in Leipzig,
;ermany, hias .inlsh comldet'd his 50tht
year of serv'ice. and has heen occupied
il setting type for oneQ look nearly all
that tim1e0. 'The book is G rimmlt's G er
man11 ditionary, and1( the first hatch ol
m auci'ipt was turne~cd overl to t he
compostor in 1851. Thlus far 32.000~
pages have been printed, and th(
work is not yet half (lone.
Quotationls from an English medical
work published a centiury ago show
1'how narve&lou~s is thle advance whiel
has been mlade~ in the knowledge o.
pract it ioners. One sovereign remely
f 01(den timel~s was that or "blhood let
ting" in 'as"s of hemlorrhalg" of th(
lungs. Another plan was to m'ak'
rcoisumrptive patienlts live for a rev
m fohsti ini a stable with cows. th(
asuppoitioni being that the exhalation
from theo anlimls would cure thosq
a ffeted with puhnonary diseases
People of rank and education sub
:mitted to such treatmlent,
MISHAPS TO MAGICIANS.
THE BEST PLANNED TRICK3 OF CON
JURORS OFTEN CO WRONC.
An Anusing Catastrophy That Spoiled a
Herrmann Performance-Why So Few
Prestidilitateurs Employ Confederates
-Fatalities Attending the "ullet Trick."
Professional magicians are inivar'
ably very smart and cautious indivil
inils. Their tricks are generally well
practiced in private before being intro
duced to III public. which no d10oub)t
accounts for the fact that they are,
as a general rule, carried out succeSs
fully. In spite of their elaborate pre
cautions to avoid failure. however.
some of the cleverest conjurers occa
sionally meet with mishaps dluring ti:e
course of their performances. and thl.:
treat their audience to some startling
or amusing unrehenarsed effects.
lerrinann frequently introduiced
into his entertainment the trick of
producing two large goldfish howls.
Advancing towards the footlights
with a large shawl. he would wave the
latter mysteriously in the air. and su
denly produce from its folds a glass
bowl filled with water. in which a
number of live goldfish were comipla
cently swimming. This lie woulu
6seion the table, and 1T.i
waving motion with the shawl until
he had produced another similar bowl
A complete explanation of the worK
Ing of this trick need not be given hire.
says Tid-Bits. Suffice it is to say that
it was accomplished by previously cov
ering each of the bowls with an India
rubber cover, which prevented th.,
water from escaping when the bowl
was inverted. One of these bowls
was concealed under each armpit un
dernetlih the vest. The )owls were,
of course. easily taken from their hid
ing places under cover of the shawl.
the India rubber cover being removed
beneath the cloth before the bowl was
exposed to the view of the spectators.
The trick was a very effective ono
and rarely failed to elicit a round of
applause, but one evening a ludicrous
mishap occurred, which -not only
spoiled the trick, but aso resulted in
the complete discomforture of Herr
mann. On this occasion he had just
succeeded in producing the first bowl
when by some unfortunate mischer'
the cover slipped off the second. witl1
the natural result that the contents
of the bowl was -impartially distrib.
uted about the luckljess performer"
body, filling his shoes and thoroughly
dent conetiided the evenings ,,or
tainient so far as Ierrmanln was con
Few modern prestidigitateurs em
ploy confederates during their pel
formances, for although such assist
I - can generally be relied upon t
-t ' - satisfactorily. Yet It
Iimes, througn ac
fail to carry out their instruei ons. and
so ruin instead of assist the trick in
which they take part. Some years
ago. for example. DeGrisy. a very pop
ular performer. included in his repel
tory a trick in which a confederate
was instructed to hand up an 'imita
tion gold ring when DeGrisy required
it. The magician got through his per
formance all right until he camue to
the aforesaid mentioned trick. Step
ig amiong the spectators he blandly
requested the loan of a ring, taking
care, of course, to seler-t the one o -
fered by his confederate. With this
ring he( performed an excellent tric'k,
the details of which may not be de
s'rihbed. anmd then smilingly handed
the ring back to his c'onfederate. Tihe
latter examined it with apparent surl
pise, and. assuming an indignant air.
-What does this mean? I gave you
a valuable gold ring, set with diamiomi
and you return me a worthless imita'
The wizard was naturally astounided
h this impudent assertion. but it was
obvious that he c'ould not expose t in
onlfederate without also exposlin
himself. In an undertone lhe en
treated the man to ('ease his foolisl
conduct, but he would not be silenced
until DleGrisy hadI re.inhuursed his sup
iod loss. Thie c'onfedlerate the~n let1
the theater anid was never seen ther"
again, but it afterwards transpiret
that a riva1 magician had bribed th:
man to thus bring abo~ut the ridicuh
Among the whole category of mis
hapls, however, none has prioved( fatau
excepting those caused through lb
chbullet trick," a sensa tionial conljuirini
trick which has brought fame to dioz
bns of c'onjurmers5 and dleathi to at leas
six per~frmers''. i'or the benefit o
those who have never witnessedl tii
t'ick we had better exliain that it coin
ists in the performer' loading a pista
with ai leaden bullet amid allowing onl
of the spectators to tire at him. whmei
he catches the bullet between i
teeti. Thue secret of t his tr'ick lies i
tme fact that in hoadinig the pistol th
miagician deftly subst itu 0s a butlbi
made of hick lead for .ie leaden hu'i
let: the bdlack leaid bhlct is crushedl t
- a iodert~I with the ramrod. while th
genuii" bullet is sec'retly slilpped int
- conjul rev's mo' uthl as he wal Iks u
Yet in spite of its simplicity accident
Only a fewv months ago a coluir
wals presenitinig thet trick ini a pro-it
' theatre, andi. as usual. h'e h:m;
the pistol to a young nam for the~ pu1
os of tirinig. Whbile the ean-1im
wis returning to th" stage the' ma
who was holding the pistol int"trdc'
a mnother' bullet inito it. 'rie is~' i w'
h'n (discharged., and the bullet cras~hu
through the b:'ain of the unfortiuna
conjurer. who fell deadl tupon tihe stag
Mlan of the spectators faiinted at ti
horr.uibl sight and the man who ha
fireu the pistol was
rested. but as hW 11cceeded ill ('
viicing the jury that he as not aware
that he was doing anything wrong 113
Still more tragiv was another c.(asc
in which i Ingenious pt'erier re
solved to introduce a variation of the
bullet trick. Ile "niade ip to repre
sent the historic William Tell. and each
liht Ie wouhl shoot an apple from
the liad of his son. the bullet b'ng
found afterward imbcdded in the :ip
ple. The fe-at vas of cours inoting
more than a trick: but one c.vein
through some horrible mistake. ti
leaden hullet was tired from the gu't,
the hoy on whose head thegipitple resti
being killed outright. The unhialpy
conjurer was sentenced to six month-'
imprisonment for homicide, am1 short
ly after his release lie died in a lia
THE LAST OF THE B1SN.
Even the Yellowstone Paik Herd Has
In aiswer to a corre'4sp4oindent. a
writer in Forest ind Sti(eai hnasthis to
say regarding tile practical ext-rininia
tion of the American bison in its wild
"In 184;5. when Billy Hofer and my
self miade the trip through thet Yllow
tone park in the wvinter with the p1l
posth of couiting the Iurfo. it was
suppose<M hat there Were .'u pod
buffalo left i: the Yellowstonie iark
We could not feel i;.the lst sur- hat
there were over 125 after we hid
counted :ll tha t we e d ' imd oi b ha r
o1. and then we felt that
likely we had counted thie s. hi 101l
more than once. Probably 13-th N
10) to 125 head in the park at li:t
time. There were at that timi in i
SlMusselshell country of Montana \1a
eight or ten head of butfalo. whi: h
were later killed by the Crecs.
wiere also then perhaps a f':%v aniinais
of a soiewhat mythical herd in til
Red Desert of Wyoming. never csti
mated at overi a dozen head. aid who-(e
existence for the past ten year'; h'as
been more than doubtful. Alscj tie
saile could be said regarding the 'Lost
park herd' of Colorado, whcre fo.lr a
time, a half dozen or 4) buffalo were
known to exist. There may havrd
been a half doz!n of theimi in I1)5,
but it is doubtful if ain' are alive now.
-The buffalo of thei Yellow0 /
park imet their fate the n -urig a
by reason of the j'' idered out frolU
imild winter t3f the park and were
th we? men along the edge of tile
kiledI Athey were picked up aui)cUt
st th e N ca m te tult in to ld :i) i.' er
Iiarket Lake precinets. it is un*
h hal.4 any are l-t alive outsitte
the park. Inside the park, at li-t a,
counts, during the past year, there
were only about 12 or 13 buffalo sIlP
posed to be left,
'"1'ere is not, in all likelihood. a
single individual left of the Stak d
Plains herd. out of which Buffalo
I Jones eaught his calves in 1N8 to
1889. Up in the Peace river re.-;fl
of the British possessions thln' eally
is a herd of wood b n111 left. for .>
my' fienid Norris. who was up1 thi
lst yeur. tells me, and lie says thie
Ind11ins know where they-3 ar~e. The
numers of these are not known. aInd
it would be' only guesswor0k to) stait
them. s. indeed, it is nmore er h5
gueswork to state tigures as ;: 'I
"On the face of all d isco reiLi 1' in:
foratiitionl on1 this heaid, it is sal"' to
say there are4 not a dozen11 live ',iid
buffalo outside the Yellowstone p' ik
in the United Staites, and if the-re is
a single one 1 (10 not know whier:' it
is Inside the Parik ther'e may Ix
twety hieadl or so.
"Thle Peaice rier hir'i, niot ini the
Uniitedl States. amid alwalys !in 1r1 iA
less of a famble, may03 ninbr14r a hun-il
dred head. though it is by no: mentai1
likely. It is more apt to be the case
that there muay 1)e only a sc'ore er 'o
of these aniimnals wvhich1 hatve b4een
all( to es5cape) the'. hunigry' Iidian or
that torsaken r-egion.''
The Uses of Shopping.
ie evident11y had been inveigled into
th~t most foolish occupaitioni for a
mce man. shopping with his wi!e.
Fatigue. ennui i and i-ritabidlity wmre cx
pressed in the droope of h15 isgur"'. 1
cx pressioni of' his fa-e awil the iiimul
iess of his umanner'. lls ;'fe- on1 lie
coltary, was lac(idh. aliert and14 a ppar
e~tl' well satisfied with herself an114
the: . IHe lung from a s!ia p in I e
c 1oded'( c'ar with :an ill gra:1'e. She
umg to his armi for supp't. 1. n
talk was a sort tfeestatie'romn114-uta:ry
on pane velvet. Iiber4'ty sal11 in andl f'h
r mysteries oh lab:'ic and14 dr ess mn
tel'~iirede with allusions to4 the4 mferitS
and( demer1its of lebmiish oaik. 1hanidi"'
urnit ure an R11 ena issan''e luce'1 tiur
The 11111 stitledl a gr'oanm oc4'asi44n: 13
but otherwise supprei'4ssedi all ixdie':
tils of feeling and14 inmte-lligenmce. .\t
t me end1 of several wear11y mliles. llow-1
ht youi wanit to buy. What is 12?
- o of it'
"But. Tom11. 1 kniow exalctly w'hiat I
eairigz ginnted with different kindsl
ccr.-New' Yok Press.
ii"These photographts ore' my son'.e.
niims of travel."
*s"All these? WVell. -.Jll's -~ nit. yeen 8
b en e(xtenive~ travelerh1."
"No. I ha'. ii t':eol-dt at al.1
- l'These are souv~eir o' f (thei tr'ave'ls 1-r
going to travel wthen t marry. ne:
Trwo French ehem-ist- --vediScovered
a process by whicli rubber may lie
obtained from a vine known as landol
tia. which grows wild and luxuriantly
in nearly all parts of Africa. In view
of native copperas near Montpella.
the discovery has a high commercial
Copperas Is rarely found naturally
formed in the rocks, but in a recent
wini'ner of the American Geologist Dr.
Otto Kunzte describes the occurrence
of native coppers near Montpelier,
Iowa. This is formed by the oxidation
of iron pyrites, and is found under an
overhanging cliff. but only at a dry
season of the year. as the ease witil
whichl copperas dissolves in water
ivould cause it to be readily carried
away at other times.
If a load of coal is left out of doors,
exposed to the weather. say a, month,
it loses one-third of its heating quality.
If a ton of coal is placed on the ground
and left there .and another ton is placed
under a shed, the latter loses about '5
per cent. of its heating power iand the
former about 47 per cent. Hence it Is
a great saving of coal to have it in a
dry place, covered over andon allsides.
The softer the coal the iiore heating
power it loses, because the volatile and
valuable constituents undergo a slow
A highly interesting find of reains
of prehistoric 1111n w:is made. says a
German journal of anthropology, on
the banks of the Krapina. a small
stream in Northern Crotia. It consists
oi pieces of lie humatan jaw bone with
teeth. isolated teeth. parietal aitd oc
-ipit:l fragments etc.. and chipped
instruients of stone, associated with
rhinoceros ti(horinulS. yi'nS 'A
rsus spelaeus, sus. Castor fiber, etc.
'he thickness of the entire deposiL
ures nearly 3W feet. Charcoal,
mll rnt sand, stone implements
d nents, a relatively large
Inone remainsbeing human,
p othe deposit, ex
are found throu detaileri
cept in its lowermost 10.
and illustrated account of t t
I be published.
-- et of GeneVa,
Professo' . s devised a simple ap
9 -- for decanting oxygen from air.
A stream of air at ordinary pressure is
passed through a tube of liquid air into
a receirer, where the oxygen, nitrogen
and carbon dioxide at once separate
according to their specific .gravites
and are drawn off accordingly- Thdl
car3on dioxide -"o, -' 3a d ..
the nitrogen is con verte
qIent process into ni The 0xy
gen. which is t ost vafuable .of the
produe ined in gaseous form. It
used with great economy either
alone or mixedwith airfurnaces. Pro
fessor Pictet is one of the two seien
tsts who tirst succeeded Independently
in obtaining liquid air, as long ago as
1878. though only in a vaporous form.
New York Firemen Use Them to Save
Lives on Dark Nighs.
The new portable search-light that
the ire department in New York has
adopted for saving life on dark niights,
and when smoke obscures the vision
of the tiremen,. has already had its
trial, and proved its servi(cieablnss.
T'le search'l-lights are placed on either
side of the driver's scat. anid, with
1-iclhbarrels and GINK canidle-pow~er
each, they throw such a powerful[
glare upon a burning building that
nothing excepit brick wvalls and wood
en partitionls (enn stop) it. The light3
ienetrte the dleepesCt smoke that rolls
up from a burning building, and the
firemen have all the light they need
to work by. By the old method lire
men engaged on (lark nights in res
ecing people in burning buildinlgs had
depenid upon tihe feeble glare of th"
hiters they carried. More thanl
oce a brav-e tireman has uselessly
sacrificed his life in searchiing rooms
in the dlark thait contaiined no~ one; but &
iti thain risk losing one life every
-oon of a burning building muist be~
eaichdi. By' meitans of the new elec
re lights the whole interior of a
burning building is made as plim as
daWligt, and liremenl can tell at a
glnice from the widow-ledge' whieth
er ther presence~ is needed inide~.
The lights are made de'tac.hable~, so
they can be taken froml the enigine aind
set up on standards. They are also
po ide vithi '.OO feet of tiexile conl
duct ing-(-iblies. wivcith enhales the lire
men to runii the sear-ligkhts out on
a ie, 0or (een into a b~uildinlg. One4
of the great tfields for useftulnies or
this new aipparatus is inl lighting up
te iteriol of bioats whlen on tire.
When a ship at the pier gets onl tire
te darknless in thle 1hold mlakes ia
difficult for the tiremen to conitrol thle
fames. LDense volumes of smoke fur
ter obscure the point where the tire
su-ring. andii sonetimes ship :1nd(
ea c4 are lost simpl~ly bica use tile tire
men are ulnabhle to locaite thet ex-a' t
place of the lire. Thie portable search
light. which will sooni be re-enffored't
by' similar incandescen'it lights for
car 'iyig inl tile hanld, will make ti
tgrhting at nighlt a miuch casier' matter'
than in the past. Hleretofore tire
safeguards hav e becen ' (conlsidered
ciefly for the public: it is a wise move
now to consider the tiremen.-Har
K'eephne ser-vice in the Uniteei States.
There ar" 1.200.0010 mitles of eoppf'i
wire used in telepilhn ser'v(in m V&
Uited States, and 4.000.000 enls are
recived daily in the telephoneC ex
canges of tile country. The wire
wowuld girdle thle earth at the equtor -O
48 times, or r'each from the earth to
te moon five times.