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A Norso LeBcnd.
A Norso klng tnt In liis lmll ono niglit,
Anil llio tompcst was mging witltotitj
Dio soa roaicd and daslied on Iho rocka noar
And tlio llghta of lioivou wcro out.
A gront firo blnzcd wltli a dazzllng li;ot
On llio licnithot solid rockj
Tho brigliter it gloamed lor llio Waokncsa oi
atorm
And tlio sound of Iho ocoan's sliock.
Wliilo lio eat nnd tnlkcd, n bitd flow In,
And ovcr tlio tnonarch's hoad;
Nien out through llio opcn cnscmont ngain,
To tho wild, dnrk nlght it aped.
"Such ia life," snid tko klng, "from darkncss
to light,
From aunshino (o slorm, without rcst;"
"l'es, sirc'ncouilierii'iilicd, "yot tko blrd
Ilaa somowliero iu safety, n ncst."
.'1. L. Jlmtrson.
THAT GOLDEN CURL.
Perry Dayton sat in his stuffy little
officc, busil) glanclng ovcr a heap of
jetters wliich that morning's post had
brought for tlio establishment o
Messrs. Park & Haily. IIo camo to
one adilresseil in a pcculiarly dainty
feminiuo hand, nnd opened it with a
little moro curiosity thau ho hadde
signed to bestow upon tho others.
"Incloscd pleasc find invisiblo
hair net color of liair sent. Ad-
dress Mis3 Ella Terrell, Oakhavcn, ct
cctera."
""Miss Ella Terrell has very lovely
hair," thonglt tho young man, cx
amining tho long curl attentively. It
was golden-brown, and shone radiantly
in tho beams of snnlight which at tiiat
particular momont camo pouring in at
tho little window.
"Perhap3, though, it is not hcr own
nair."
Ilowover, ho laid tlio letter nnd Boft
coil aside, resolving to match that in
visible net hiniself. .
It was very strange, bnt a vision of
a young lady with golden-brown hair
would keep intruding itself between
his eyes and tho remaining letters.
Sometiines brown cyes accoinpanied
the. liair, sometimes blue. 2Cow it was
a petito figure again, "divinely tall
and most divinely fair."
llaving skinimed over them all, ho
oetook hiniself to that conipartmcnt of
tho establishment devoted to snch
articles as tlie one required. Box after
box lie exaniined, and turned away
dissatisfied. IIo began to despair,
llere was tho identieal one atlast. IIc
carried it in triuinph to tho olliee and
began to write:
"1 have, niy dear Miss Ella, at last
found one to match your beautiful curl.
I hope "
"What bosh I am writing! Why,
Perry, old boy, yon're clean gone!" hc
cxclainied, to.-ssing tho offending mis
sivc into tlio waste basket.
Inclosing the artiele in a wrapper,
ne addressed it, and laid it with simi
lar parcels on a sholf, at tlie same timo
consigning the curl to his vcst pocket.
'Of courso you are aware, Mr. Day
ton, that somo one must go north
shortly to atteud to that business in
Liverpool; and as wo have found you
faithful in trlio dischargeof yourduties,
S placo the utmost conlldenco in
,V-."udgineHt, Mr. Ilaily and myself
have decided that you aro tho one
to go."
Thus spoke tlie scnior partnor, com
ing into the ofllco where Perry was
sitting. This happened a few months
later. Porry's beaming faco fully ex
pressed his appreciation of this mark
of esteeni.
IIo was to start in two days. This
was Thur.5day. Tho next "Wednesday
morning found our friend taking
breakfast at the Adelphi hotel, Liver
pool. Tlio business would probably
keep him thore a month or so. Ile
had plenty of leisure time, and deroted
it to viewing tho sights.
Ono evening fio entered tho ofllce of
a young fellow eonnected with tho
busine.ss houso of Park & Ilaily, and
found him making an elaborate toilet.
"Why this unusual and unnatural
regard for thy appearanee, 0 Treve
lyn ?" he exclaimed, advaneing into tho
rooin where his friend htood.
"I am going to a party. Don't you
want to come?"
"Yes. Whero isit?"
"At Old Swan, four miles away.
We will tako the cab at eight pro-,
ciscly."
Trevelyn was woll-known and liked
at Old Swan. Ile had lived thero
Bcveral years, and so it was that Perry
was presented to somo of tho nicest
people in tho place.
Ile was talking with Mrs. Langdon
.vhen he discovered that Trevelyn was
daneing with a very pretty young lady.
Slio had darlc eyes, a smnll oval face,
and was dressed in somo airy, lloating
material. Unt her hair attracted his
attention particularly. It reminded
him of a curly loek whlsh ho had car
ried about for several months. And
then sho woro an invisiblo net, which
was probably what caused him to
remember that other locic
"Don't you agrco with mo, Mr. Day
ton?" "Oh, ycs, Indccdl" ho sald, having
not tho sllghtcst idca of what Mrs.
Langdon was talking about.
Tlio waltz camo to an cnd at last,
and tho two found thelr way to whero
our fricnds wcro scatcd.
"Won't you introduco mo to tho fair
dancer?" Dayton asked at tho oarllest
opurtunity.
"Was Miss Terrell cngagcd for tlio
nextdance?" A glanco at a dainty
programmo provcd tho .contrary.
"Might he havo tho plcasuro?"
""is."
"What a delightful turn that wasl
Dayton had nover enjoycd anything so
much. IIo had somo thought of tell
ing Miss Terrell that a lock of that
mas3 of wavy hair was at that moment
lodgcd in his pocket. A propitlous
fato permittcd him to danco again
with her during tho evening, nnd even
to accompany their party to siippcr.
Tlio next day Trevelyn and Dayton
called to pay tlieir respccts at tho
Terrell mansion. This was not tho
last time. And then Perry fell into
the liabit of going without Trevelyn.
Tho wceks slipped away quictly, and
at lengtli Perry discovered thnt ho was
mailly, wildly, hopelcssly in lovo with
tlio fair owner of tho fateful net.
One day thero was to bo a picnlc.
Naturo cxtcndcd hcrself to tlio utmost
on this particular occasion. No ono
had over expcrienced a moro dclight.
fully puro ntniosphere. llow fresh
evcrything lookcd!how swcetly tho
birds sangl A wfnding road through
tho trees led them at length to just tho
placo they wero looking for. Then
camo tho bustlo of alighting and col.
lecting the baskets, and all sat down
for a general chat beforo going off in
exploring parties.
The delights of picnics wcro bcing
warmly discussed, whcn a gray-clad
gentleman on Iiorseback was ' secn
approaching through tho trees at ono
side.
Ile scemed in no wiso disconcerted
by numerous pairs of eyes bcnt upon
him.
"Why, lieggy, whero did you como
from ?" cried Miss Ella, prettily, wliilo
the pater et mater shook him warmly
by tlio hand.
"I found myself ablo to bo with you
carlier than I expected. Thcy told mo
you wero all booked for tho day, so I
deterniined to follow suit."
"It is so niee that you happened to
come on this particular day! Wo aro
going to have such a nico day!" said
ilrs. Terrell.
Tm not so surc of that," solilo
quized Dayton, gloomily, remarking
how pleased Ella seemed at tho advent
of this stranger.
"Mr. Dayton Mr. Greydon,"camc at
last, and our friend found tlio kcen
gray eyes giving him a searching look
during tho proeess of a graceful bow.
"I think Princess would thank me
for a drink of water."
And Greydon jiroceeded to lead tlio
handsomo animal to tlio streani a fow
steps off.
Ella, excusing hersclf, gracefully
accompanied Mr. Greydon. Already
daggers of jcalousy seemcd picrcing
Dayton's heart.
"When is tho wedding to como off?"
he heard somo one ask Mrs. Terrell.
"It is not quito decided yet; not
beforo August."
"Tlien they aro cngagcd! "Why -didn't
some one tell mo beforo I mado
such an utter fool of myself?" Day
ton groaned,
Everyono thought this preciso
moment a suitablo timo for exploring
tours, and separated into groups.
Tho poor fellow wandered off by
liimself, he did not caro whither. His
brain seemed on firo. IIo was desper
ately in love. "Why had sho always
seemed so pleased to seo him? IIo
had thought so diHerently of her!
What an idiot hc was to go on loving
the girl! Ono who could act so falsely
was not worthy of his a.lcction.
Tlieso wero somo of his cxcited
thoughts.
IIo would go baek. IIo would show
her that tho strangcr's presenco mado
not tho slightest differenco to him.
IIo turned hastily, and discovered
that ho had wandered somo distancc-
Arrived at the spot, ho found Miss
Ella, evidently much fatigued, alone.
Ile approached, and mado a remark
about tho weather. 0, commonplaco
young man!
"I was just wishing for somo ono to
come, and had a vaguo idea that tho
nyniph of the streani niight venturo
to show herself if no ono elso ap
pearcd," sho said, languidly, fanning
lier (laming cheeks.
"I will retiro in favor of tho
nyniph."
"Xo; I would rather sce you now,
having no energy left for tho con
templation of naiads."
Diiyton's faco lighted up for an in
stant, and then resumcd its gloomy
expressioD
"Mr. Greydon has gono, nnd I sup
poso cvcry ono olso Is off cnjoying
thcmsclvcs," continued Ella.
"I thought Mr. Greydon was a fix
turo; had como on purposo to sco you
that is "
"Dear me, nol-' langhcii Ella. "IIo
is 6n his way to my Aunt Ilattio's.who
lives at Liverpool. IIo is to marry my
cousin in August, nnd only stoppcd
hero toconsult papa about something."
"Miss Terrell Ella-dear Ella! I
havo becn such a fool!"
Of courso no right-mlndcd pcrson
would llko to intrudo on tho convcrsa.
tlon which followcd; sufllco it to say
that two wcddings camo off in August
instead of one, and ono happy pair
consisted of Ella Terrell and Mr. Perry
Dayton.
FAMILY DOUTOK.
Pcoplo aro advised by Dr. Footc'3
Ilcallh Monthhj not to slcep in tho samo
undergarment3 worn during tho day.
It may bo useful to know that
hoarseness may bo relievcd by uslng
tlio white of an egg thoroughly beaten,
mixed with lemon juicc and sugar. A
tca-spoonful takcn occasioniUly is tho
dosc.
Tho London Zancet says that tho
peoplo who sneezo oftcnest aro somo
tinie3 tho healthiest. A sneezo scts
tho blood circulating and throws of
a cold which is trying to scttlc.
An cxchange says: Xot ono in a
liundrcd, at tho most, know how to
mako a mustard plaster, and yct mus
tard plastcrs aro used in cvery family,
and physicians iirescribe their applica
tion, nover .telling anybody how to
mako them, for the simplo rcason that
doctors do not know, as a general rule.
Tho ordinary way is to mix tho
mustard with water, tempering it with
a little iiour; but sucli a plaster as
that makes is simply abominable.
Beforo it has half dono its work it
begins to blister tho patient, and
leaves him finally with a painf ul, llaycd
spot, after having produced far less
elfect in a beneficial way than was in
tended. Xow a mustard plaster should
never makc a blister at all. If a blis
ter is wanted, thero are other plasters
far better than mustard for tho pur
pose. "Whcn you havo a mustard
plaster, then, uso no water whatever,
but mix tho mustard with tho whito
of an egg, and tho result will bo a
plaster that will "draw" perfectly,
but will not produco a blisler even up
on tho skin of an infant, no matter
how lonj; it is allowed to remain on
tho part. For this wo havo tho word
of an old and eminent physician, as
well as our own experience.
Romnlns of tlio Sovcn Wondors.
In addition to tho pyramids,. after
somo rcsearch on tho part of Mr. Xow
ton, who is in tlio cmploy of tho Eng
lisli governnicnt, the foundation and
many of the fragments of tho mauso
leum at Ilalicarnassus havo becn dis.
closed, which, witli tho mounds indicat
ting tho positions of tho walls and gar
dens of Uabylon, aro tho only remains
of tho "Seven Wondcrsof tho 'World.''
Tho Colossus of Ithodes, composed of
bniss east in pieces, was overthrown
by an earthquake, 224 D. C. Tho frag
ments rcmained until tho ninth cen
tnry, when tho Saraccns sold them toa
Jew, who is said to havo loaded 900
camels with them, they weighing 720,.
900 pounds. The original Templo of
Diana was sct on liro 35G 11. C. by
Erostratus, an obseuro individual who
sought by this means to mako his namo
famous. It was rebuilt, but again des
troyed by tho Goths, A. D. 25G. Tho
mausolcum gradually crunibled and do
cayed, though as lato 03 1440 A. D.
parts of it were used by tho Knights of
Ithodes in tho construction of a castle.
Tho destruction of the Olympian Jove,
at Elis, and tho Pfiaros of Alexandria,
was probably acconiplished by barba
rian invaders.
A Forgoltcn Suel.
Tho tearing down of an nntiquated
houso at St. Augustine, Fla., brought
to light a rusty sword. To it Is
attached a story. Eighty years ago, at
a grand ball givcn by tho Spanish gen
tleman who lived in tho house, two
olllccrs camo to high words over tho
attention paid by them to a beautiful
lady present. They repalred to tho
street and fought a duel with swords.
Ono man fell dead. Tho other throw
away his weapon and Ued. A little
child who had been a witness of tho
encountcr, picked up tho sword and
carried it into tho house. It was hid
den that at least ono ovidcnco of tho
bloody deedmight bo concealod, Long
after tho story of tho crimo had becn
forgotten, tho llnding of tho blood
stained blado calls it anow to mind.
Tobacco 13 grown in sixty-four out
of tho slxty-soveu counties of Pcnn-sylvania.
BTIUIUKO CENSUS KETUItNS.
StAtlttloa of Ininnlly, lillocy, lllliidnoi,
l'niiperlm, Crlmo nnd ltentli.'
Tho compendium of tho "Tcnth
Consus," n volumo of 17C9 pages, con
tains, among other things, a summary
of tho report of Mr. Prederick II.
"Wincs upon tho defectivc, dcpendent,
and dellnquent classcs. Tho most
strlking result of tho work was tho ap
parontly grcat incrcaso in tho numbcr
of thoso Includcd in tho thrco classes
namcd. Tlio numbcr of insanopersons
idiots, blind pcrsons, and deaf-mutcs,
as sliown by tho sovcral censuses, was
50,991 in 1850; 58,451 in 18G0; 98,584
in 1870, and 251,098 in 1880. In other
words, although tlio population has a
littlo moro than doubled in thirty
years, tho numbcr of defectivc pcrsons
returned is npparcntly ncarlyflve timcs
as grcat as it was thirty years ago.
Tho incrcaso of population betwccn
1870 and 1880 was only thirty pcr
ccnt., wliilo tho apparcnt incrcaso of
tlieso defcctivo classcs was 155 pcr
cent. Wliilo thero wcro only 2554 de
fcctivo pcrsons in cach million in 1870,
thero wcro 5018 in each million in
18S0. Mr. "Wines says that it is im
possiblo to believo that thero has, in
fact, becn so grcat an increasc. Either
the cnumeration in 1880 was exccssivo
or tho cnumeration in 1870 wasincom
plete. Tho bureau was assisted in the
work by 80,000 physicians, and Mr.
Wines believes that a much moro per
fect cnumeration of tho defcctivo
classes, cspecially of the insano and
idiotic, has becn sccured than wascvcr
beforo presented in tho bistory of this
or any other nation. Of the 91,997 in
sano pcrsons forty-four per cent. wero
in hospitals and asylums; of 7G.895
idiots thrco per cent. wero in training
school3 'ortho feeblc-inindcd;of 40,928
blind pwsons, less than four and a half
per cent. wero in schools and indus
trial homcs for tho blind, and 33,878
mutes, nearly sixteen pcr cent., were in
schools cstablished for thcin. Of tho
dcaf pcrsons, onc-half wero between
tho age3 of fivo and twenty-one, but
not moro than ono sixth of tlio blind
wero between those ages.
It nppears that insanity attacks
women moro frequently than it docs
men, but men on tho other hand are
moro liablo to bo idiotic, blind or deaf.
Tho negro population is mueh more
liablo to idiocy than insanity. Both
tho negro and tho foreign population
are singularly moro liable to blindness
than to deainess. The tendency of the
foreign population to insanity is
cspecially worthy of attenion. "It
is startling to know," says Mr.
hVincs, "that of 50,000,000 of in-
liabitants.over 400,000 aro either insane,
idiots, deft-mutes, or blind, or are in
mates of prisons, reformatories, or poor
hcuses. If to thoso wo add the out.
dcor poor and tho inmates of private
cliaritablo institutions, tlio number will
svell to nearly or quite 500,000, or ne
per cent. of tho total population. We
cannot begin too soon or prosccuto too
vigorously tho inquiry into the causes
of tho prevalenco of theso evils, which
aro liko a canker at tho heart of all our
prosperity."
The number of puupers enumerated
in almshouses was G7,0G7, and tho
number of prisoners in confincment
was 59,255. Thero wero 11,340 in
mates of reformatories for tho young,
Of tho prisoners 10,000 aro maintained
in idlcncss.
Tho death-rato of tho United Statcs
as cstablished by tho number of deaths
recorded, was lifteen, one to tho thous
and, a rato decidedly higher than thoso
givcn in tho censuses of 18G0 and 1870
This does not indicate, howcver, any
actual increaso in the rate, but shows
that tho returns in 18S0 wero moro
coniplcte. Adding estimates of defi-
ciences, tho agent in chargo dstimates
tho actual death-rato at somewhero be
tween seventeen and eighteen per
thousand. Tho rato in England in tho
samo year was twcnty and a half. Of
tho total number of deaths reported,
which was 750,893, tlio causo in 19,551
cases was consuniption; diphtheria
caused 38,398 deaths; enteric or ty
phoid fcvor, 32,905; malarial fever, 20,
2G1, and accidents or injuries, 85,932.
Tho death-rato of tho colored raco is
much grcater than that of tho white.
Calironiia Hcro.
Tho recent explosion of a gunpow-'
rter factory at Berkelay, Cal., develojv
ed a hero. Frank Itoller saw tho
shower of sparks sct flro to a taupau
lin on tho deck of a schooner lying at
n wharf. IIo know that fifty tons of
tho exploslvo was nboard tho vessel.
Tho crow wero aware of it, too, and
tliey scampcred away as fast as possi
blo. But Iloller leaped through tho
window of his house, ran to tho peri
lous craft and extinguishcd tho flames
by throwing on water witli a buckct.
If tho flro had reached tho cargo tho
town and everybody in it would havo
been destroycd.
"WASHINO DAY,"
Some Vtefnl lllnK to Itouaekcepera
About WnshliiK mnl lrontiiB.
Flrst liavo tho clothes well sorted.
Let tho table-cloths and napkins bo
washcd by thcmsclvcs, nnd cach pieco
looked over carefully in ordcr to seo i
thero aro any fruit or coffco stains on
tho pieces; if so, pour boiling water
ovcr tho fruit-stalns, Bcveral timcs If
nccAtoary, until they aro removed, and
sonk coffco stains for a littlo in cold
water, which will gcncrally tako them
oiit.
Lct tho shccts, pillow-cascs and cot
ton underwcar bo washed and boiled
togethcr; then tho towcls and white
cotton stockings; whito shirts, gar
ments to bostarchedandhandkcrchicfs
could bo put togethcr, then tea towcls,
and last of all tho llannels. That
clothes may bo washed clcan, uso a
good soap and an abundanco of warm
water. Clothes will not bo white if
washed in a little water in the bottom
of a tub, and a chcap soap is not ccon
omy, and often leaves a disagreeablo
odor, even after a careful rinsing.
Havo tho water merely warm in
your boiler when tho clothes aro put
in, and rub a little soap on each pieco
beforo boiling. Do not boil over fifteen
minutes, as a longer time is apt to givo
tho linen a ycllow hue. After tho
clothes aro removed from tho first
boiler, dip out half tho water, and pour
in enough cold to fill your boiler half
full, and go through this proeess cach
time. Many servants, unless directed
othcrwise, aro apt to put tho second
qnantity into tho boiling water from
which they havo taken the first, and
then pour in whatever extra amount is
nceded. But putting tho clothes into
boiling water will leavo them ycllow,
wliilo tho other proeess is a cleansing
one.
After removing from the boiler, rinso
them thoroughly in a largo tub of
water, then blue them in another. Wo
havo found it well during tho winter
to have shccts, pillow-cases and cotton
underwcar washed first, then tako
linen, as they dry quickly,-and are
ready to bring into the house, when
tho starchcd clothes, which need to
hang much longer on the lines, aro
ready to put out. Tlie starchcd clothes
should bo out during tho brightest part
of the day, and the llannels should bo
washed so as to have the bcnefit of tho
sun also. To keep them soft and nico
do not put them all into a tub at ono
time, buttakeup each piccc separately,
wash in as hot sud3 as you can com
fortably bcar your hands, then rinso
immcdiately in another tub of hot
water, sqaceze very dry, snap out, and
after pinning on the line, pull them
into shape. Flannels should never bo
ironed.
The plan of soaking clothes ovcr
night is not considered tho best by ex
pcrienced laundresses, and rather hind
ers than cxpedites tho washing.
As thero is no oJor about a houso
more disagreeablo than that produced
from boiling clothes, or the steam from
the drying of them in the house, when
tho day is too stormy to hang them out
of doors, let every housckeeper bo par
ticular in this matter, not only to keep
tho doors between the kitchen or laun
dry and tho houso closed, but to insist
that tho windows in tho kitchen shall
be lowered a few inches from tho top,
even in tho coldest weather, that much
of the diragreeablo air may escape.
Early rising, systematic planning,
good soap, an abundanco of water, puro
air and a cheerfultemper aro necessary
to mako a happy washing day, and the
washing and ironing well dono and
greatly to tho comfort of a household.
Chkago Stamford.
Tlio Mlnister's Coat.
In tho dnys of early Mcthodism in
Xorthcrn Ohio, a preacher had becn
appointed to a new circuit, and woro
on his first round a fashionablo broad
cloth frock-coat, wliich his tailor had
inpocently provided for him. This be
camo a sourco of grcat grievanco to
tho home-spun laity, and it was finally
resolved to mako it a matter of disci
pline. So at tho first quartcrly confer
enco charges wero prepared in duo
form, and tho offending minister noti
fied to be present and mako answcr.
Entering tho'room whero the presiding
elder and lesser magnates wero assem
bled, tho preacher striiipedoff his coat,
hung it on tho back of a chair, and
pointing to it, said: "Sinco it is the
coat that offends, try it. Could I preach
any sounder gospel in robes or cassock?
It seems to mo that it is not tho man
ner of tho coat, but the manner of
tho man in tho coat, that should bo
considered." And thero tho trial
cnded.
Custer county, Montana, contains
3G.000 squaro miles moro than Xew
Hampshire, Vermont, Massaehusetts,
Bhodo Island, Connecticut and Delc
waro combined.
An flnorjiious Entcr.
A Swanton, (Pa.),lettor glyo3 somo
part!(.nlars of a nvm known os Grecfly
Miller, who lived ncar that city a fow
ycnni ngo; who had an extraordinary
appetilo Gcorgo Kinback, Uio county
tresLsurer, told a party of linteners this
story of ixto of Milltr's giistronomical
fcaU: "i'ho tiwe l;lmrloy Snhadt kcpt
on tho corner, old Jriller ato a wholo
barriJ ot oystcrs on a wager. That
waa tho grcatcst l eed I over saw. Two
gentlranon catns in with Mlllor. Thoy
hnd mct him at a plano downtwwn and
they ifiked if I could not servo & bar
rel of oystcrs on tho halfshell for a
gcntlemau's lunch. I sald I would
liko to seo tho gonUeJnen ablo to cat a
bafrcl of oystera, and tliey snid, 'Millcr
will do it' X had heard a good dcal o
Millor's power, but never beforo had
such an opportunity to witness his
brilliant cnpacny. At first 1 doubtcd
tho gcnumoness of tho wager, but tho
gentleman wero in earncst, and said it
was nll right, adding, "if ho eats all tho
oystera wo wnl pay for them; if ho
fails, ho will havo to pay for them liim
self.' So I bcgau to open tho bivalvc3
and Miller took a scat near tho lunch
eounter and appearcd to bo in tlio
hight of his cnjoyment. I know I
wra very tked beforo I got tlwough.
Tlio barrcl contained about 700 oysters.
Oh, ho was the most famou3 cntex tliat
over lived."
'1 should think so," said tho com
mercinl travoler with a smilo; "I
should think that man lived to cat"
"Well, now, you can bet your lifo ho
did," said tho thin umn. "It used to do
mo good to seo hin cat. IIo had tho
most suprcano disregard for dyspepsia.
I jften thought ho must havo tho
digestioti of an ostrich, and whcn tho
fame of his feeding wcnt abroad ho
would need to have. You all know
Pcny Dean, of Danville. "Well Perry
was hero ono night whcn Greedy
Miller's eating-gear was in its prime.
We wero in this very house, and as
soon as Miller nvule his appearance tho
subjoet nearest to his heart as well as
stomah was broached, and forthwith
a wager was said that ho could
not domolish tcn pounds of beef nt a
sitting. Miller said he could do moro
ttian that, but Uiero was a jolly erowd
and evcrjbody seemed to be satisfied at
the jirotiosition to eat tcn pounds, with
potatocs, etc. Ono of the boys went
out ainl got tho meat. It weighed
exaotly nine pounds and three-quarters,
and was tho toughest tho market
afforded. It was cooked in good stylc,
and Miller insisted on having with it
thrco dozen fried eggs and half a
busliel of boiled potte3. Tho feed
was prepared as .quickly as possible,
and thero was great hilarity over tho
affair. "When the mess was sorved up
it looked big enough for a dozen men,
but Miller approached it, smiling, and
went at the tough beef with tho air of
a vcteran. Evidently it was a disap
pointment to him. IIo looked at it
rather doubtf ully after tho first bite,
then sprinkled a couplo of bottles of
horse-radish over it and fell to. It was
a treat for a dyspeptic to witness tho
unconcern with which ho mado his
stalwart stomach acquainted with that
beef, and it took him but a short timo
to get away wiUi tho little lunch. Tho
threo dozen egg3 bo nte one at a time,
and quito ra.div. Somebody asked
him wlieUicv ho could not go a keg of
beer to wash it dawn, but ho declined
anu said hc prcferred ooffee. Then tio
draak twelvo big cups of cofCeo in
succession."
A litvinj? Salary.
Ono of tho stockholders of a new
western railroad was a farmcr who
luul accumulatcd his money by hard
toil, and when lio had put in an ap
pearance at a meetkig to elect a board
of directors ho found it his duty to re
mark "Gentlemcn, as I understand
this thing, wo clect the board and tho
board elect3 tho otlicers." Kome ono
said he was right, and ho continued
"I don't go a cent on high salaries, and
I want that understood. I am in
favor of paying our president a good
living salary and no more." "llow
much do you call a good living sala
ry?" asked ono of tho crowd. "Well,
$2 a day is the going wages, but "
llere tho nieeting began to roar, and it
was two or threo minutes beforo tho
orator had a chanco to concludo "but
of course wo want a man who can run
an cngino, switch a train, haudlo
frcight, keep books and lick anybody
who won't pay fare, and so I shall not
object to two and a half a day."
No rccord is kcpt of tho quantity of
artillclal butter imported into England,
and it appears that a closo analysis Is
necessary to distinguish tho real ar
ticlo from tho false. "This," says
Secretary Jenkins, of tho royal agri
cultural society or England, "is unfor
tunate, iis 1 feel mnvlnceil that if tho
amount coulil bo ascertained it would
startlo cvwyono by its magnitude."

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