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THE MODEL AMEHICAN OIHU
A proctlcal, plain young girl ;
Not-afraid-of-tho-rulu young girl ;
A poolical posy,
A rnddy nnd rosy,
A holpor-of-solf young girl.
At-liomo-in-hcr.plnco young girl j
A noTor-will-lno young girl;
A ioller floreno,
A lifo pnro nnd clean,
A princesa-of-poaco young girt ;
A woar-hfir-own-hatr young girl ;
A f reo-f rom-n-striro young gitl j '
Improvoa ovory kour,
Ko eickly sunllowor,
A woallh-of-raro-sonso young girl.
Flonly-room-ln-hor-shooa young gitl ;
No indnlgor-in-l)lu63 young girl ;
Not a bang on hor brow,
To f raud not n bcar,
Sho'a n j'ust-wliat-sho-Booma young girl.
Notn roador-of-trash young girlj
Not n choap jowol-flash young girl j
Not n nlppor of rum,
Not a chowor of gum,
A marvcl-of-Benso young girl.
An oarly-retiring young girl ;
An actiro, nspiring young girl (
A dnndy dcspisor,
A progrcssivo Amcrican girl.
A lovor-of-proso young girl j
Not a turn-up-your-noso young g!rl ;
Not givon to spluttor,
Not "ulterly uttor,"
But a rnatter-of-fact young girl.
A riglitly-nmbitious young girl;
Red-lipj-most-dolicious young girl ;
Asparltling clenr cye,
Thatsays, "I will try,"
Asuro-to-succoud young girl.
An honcstly-courting young girl ;
A uovor-scon-ilirting young girl j
A quito nnd puio,
A modost demuro,
A fit-for-n-wifo young girl
ABought-overywhoro young girl;
A futuro-inost-fnir young girl ;
An ovor discreot,
AVo too seldom inoot
Tliig quocu-among-o,ueona young girl.
-Virgil A. Pinkley, in Cincinnati Enquirer.
UNDER FAISE COLORS.
" A Hterary man, ch?'' said Octavia
Glcnn. 'Author of 'Stray Lcaves'
and ' Flcating Fancies 1' Then why in
the natup of all tho muses and graces
isn't he abotit his work V" .
Littlo Fcrnanda drow licrself up
with somo excitement.
" IIo ia having his spring vacation,"
said sho. "Jle is rosting his over
wearied brain a little, before tho public
shall bccoino clamorous for luoro
writings froin his pen."
" Oli I" said Octavia.
" Ycs," notldeil her younger sister.
"And, oh, Octavia, you can't tliink
how cliarming lie is ! I havo ahvays
sighed to knowan autlior. And heisn't
a bit conceited or set up !"
"Not a particlo. IIo has written
his autograph in my albuni, and given
mu a copy of 1 Floating Fancies.' And
Mary Martinez is quito wild about
Viim. And, Octy "
'I'leaso don't say anything about
the storc," coaxed Fcrnanda. "1 liave
given hiin to undcrstand tliat you are
taking a courso of lessons in music and
thorough bass. It isn't genteel to be a
shop-girl, you know, and "
" Iloity toity !" said Octavia, with a
tcss of her really handsomu liead.
"Thisisa pretty stato of things, and
all about a man who writcs bsi ks.
Isn't it just as gcntecl for nio to sell
buttons and co'ogno and lace barbes
a3 it is for hiin to sell his writinga?
And liaven't I a right to earn niy own
living in any way that I choose?
Fernanda, I didn't think you were such
" Ile is very particular about such
things," said Fcrnanda. " Ile didn't
want an introductionto Melissal'lumb
af tur ho heard that she worked in the
"Moro fool ho!" said Octavia,
"IIo is a gentleman, you know,"
"l'shaw !" said Octavia.
' Octy's right Octy's right, my
dcar,"said old Orandfathcr Glenn, who
had been sittingsostill inhisarin-chair
noar hy that neitlior of tho girls sup
posed that tho subject of thcir dis
courso was known to him. " A truo
gentleman honors tho woman as earns
her own bread. Thero's a deal of
eJectroplato in this world, and somo of
it is laid on so skillful you can't dis
tinguish it irom roal silver. IJut tho
silver's silver for all that, and the
othcr's only humbug 1"
Having uttered which oracular sen
tencos old Mr. Glenn onco inoro re
lapiod into silence.
" Grand) a is so queerl" said Fcr
nanda, wilh an injurcil cxpression of
countcnance. " IJut you'll promiso me,
won't you, dear?"
IJut Octavia only lauglicd, and went
out into the kitchen to seo if tlio bread
was light onough for tho oven.
Mr. Fitz Arragon was certainly
ratlier handsome. IIo was dressed
very elegantly, also; ho woro wliat
was citlier a diamond or a very ex
cellcnt imitation of ono on his linger,
and his cravats wero simply supLTb.
IIo loakcd at Octavia Glenn wich soim
interest when they wico introducod.
"You aro fond bf music?' ho said,
in that soft, insinuating way which
Fcrnanda found so irresistible.
"I don't objcct to it," said Octavia,
"Ifs a divino gift," s iid Mr. Fitz
Arragon. " May 1 ask if you aro tak
ing lossons froin Ferranl or Agra
nonto?" " Noithcr ono of ein," eaid Octavia.
And at that juncturo Fcrnanda
hurrio.1 tho Hterary man away to look
at a loautiful clustor of traiiing ar-
butus wliich somo ono had just
brought in irom the woods.
"There'd no teliiug what Octy
would blurt oit If you onco gavo hor
tho cliauce," said she.
And sho did not broatho freely until
Octavia had loft the old farmhousoand
gono back to her duties in tho big
fancy storoon Twenty-thlrd strect.
Octavia herself folt as i somo dls
agrcoablo pressuro were romoved from
hor exlstcnce. Sho was a frank, noblc
naturcd girl, who wns savlng up hcr
carnings to pay off tho mortagoon old
Grandfather Glenn's farm.
Slio dellglited in work, not only for
its own sako, but for tho bencllcial re
sults it could produco ; and sho had
sufllciont of courago and solf-donial to
Hvo plainly until hcr objcct was at
taincd. Sho o?ctipicd a flreless liall bedroom
in a shabby littlo downtown boardintr
house, patronizwl mostly by tho guild
of working pooplo, whoso only recom
mendation was its scrupulous neat
ncss. Sho woro cotiou gloves, dyed-over
gowns and tho, plaincat of plaln bon
nets, and through it all slxo rcspectod
Stay, though wc havo not told it
all I Thcre was ono extravaganco in
wliich Octavia Glenn occasionally in
dulged hersclf that of eharlty. Sho
had a class of innocent-faccd children
in tho mission scliool, of an ovening,
and sho was a diligent workcr in tho
ranks of a quiet benovolent tocicty,
wldch wrought a great deal of good
without any blowing of trumpets.
And ono day whon tho feeblo old
port r at the storo l'ell ill and his plaeo
was vacant, Octavia Glenn constituted
licrself a coniinitteo of ono to inquiro
into the niatter.
" Of courso you can do as you like,
Miss Glenn," "said Jlr. Idem, the pro
pri'or of the store. " IJut Ferrigan
lives in a most di-tiual neighborhood,
and I'm not suro that it is a'.tjgether
safo for you to vcnturo there after
"After dark is all tho time 1 liave,"
said Octavia, brusqucly. "And it
must bo a great deal worso to Hvo
tliero than to go once in awhile. 1
think I'll risk it."
So sho begged pormission from tho
boarding-houso ko.-per to mak'j a little
fnrina jclly over tho cooking-stove
when tlio heavy, blackberry dump
Hngs, w hich woro to regale the boarders
for dessert, wcrc talun up, bought a
few strawbcrriei and a small slico of
sponge-cako, and set forth to visit old
Ft rrigan, tho portcr.
It was a disuial neighborhootl, in
dee.l, wh?ro tho poor o'.d man lived
a neighborhood wlierd piles of ashesin
tho narr,)W strect made a sortof model
of tho Korky niounta'ns, on a small
scale, and layers of cabbae-leaves and
damaged lcttuco fcstered in the.gutter;
wiicro rivulets of soaptuls trickled
acros tho pavement; iind thero ap
pe;ir,.d to be more feeblo groneries
than thcre were )coplc. Tho very
ga-dights sulked behind their cloudy
lantcrns, and tho occasional j)assers
prowled by liko homeless ( ats.
"Xuinbtr ninety-nine," said Oc
tavia, briskly walking into a thread-and-necdlo
storo, wliero an old woman
sat fast asleep behind tho counter.
"Does Mr. Ferrigan board hero?"
Tho old woman roiued hersalf and
"Second lloor back," said sho, and
inst mtly fcll asleep again.
" I can lind my way myself, 1 don't
doubt," sho thought.
And she did.
The wholo house seemed to bo damp.
IJlotches of bluo mold had broken out
here and thero on tho ceiling, tho walls
felt damp and clammy to the touch, as
if Octavia had j)ut her hand by mis
take on a snail ; vegetablc-scented
whilTs came up now and then from
the cellar, and the room in wliich old
Ferrigan lay gasping witli rheuinatic
pains leit more jiko a uungeon man
No carpet was there, no table, only
i shelf, whero a dispiritcd kcroseno
lamp had smoked Its chimney into a
black cylinder; no chairs, tlio window
uncurtuitud; and tho shabby bed
spread was tattered and soiled until
its pattcrn was beyond all recrgiition.
Octavia's soil recoiled i'rum this im
personation of hopeless poverty.
" . an i uo anyiiimg lor you, ir.
FerriganV" she asked. atter she had
tenderly administered the farina-jelly,
tho fruit and the spouge cake, straiglit
ened up the botlclothcs and trimincd
tho lamp afresh.
" It's very good of you, I am sure,"
said the old man, witli tho plaintive
courto. y of his nation. " And 1 11 not
deny it was a word of eomfort and
kindneis that I was wearying for.
IJut it won't bo needful long, l'm
lioping. Fvo sent wo-d to my son
ho's a bookbinder, miss, and doing well
at his trade, but ltisnatural like, uou t
you sceV as ho wouldn't liko to bo
dragged down by such a useless old
clog as mo 1"
" Uut ho is your son, isn't he?" cried
Octavia ; " and you'ro his father?"
" Faith, and thafs true, miss, dear,"
said old Ferrigan, with a sigh. " IJut
he's a ilne, ambitious young m a
ralo gintleman to look at, and of a
Sunday vou couhln't tell him from the
gentry 'themselves. An' ho may
marry a grand lady yet who knows?
an' ho wouldn't likome to bospoilin'
liis chances. Sol just kecp dark, Miss
Glcnn ; an' sometimes I think Lord
forcivo mo ! that l'd bo better dead
. a i. II... T 4 - ,
an out or IIIO way. um, i amu nuiu
to him day before yest?rday. An
ho'll come I think ho li eome ! the
old man added, with a icarcily audible
At that moment a careless step
camo up tlio stairs tho door was
pushod open and a tall llgure strcdein.
"Siek again !" said a pi'tulant tone.
"It appears to me, old gent!oman,that
it's your ehief miss'on in lifo to ntako
troublo for other po.iple. AVi'll, what
is it now V lf it's monoy you want,
you may as well undcrstand, llr.st as
last.tha't I can't lot you havo any.
You'll havo to swallow that absurd
projudico of yours against charitablu
institutions, or "
Ile stoppod short, impcllcd by the
hurrled gcsturo of tho old man'a
"Somcbody's hero ?" said he, pecr
ing through tho semi-darkncss.
" AVcll, why couldn't you say so ? "Who
is It ? Tho old hag downstairs, or "
"Itisl, Mr. Fitz Arragon," said
Octavia, quietly advancing " Octavia
" Oh, I bcg a thousand pardons 1'"
said Mr. Ferrigan Fitz Arragon, hur
riedly assuming liis "company" man
ners. "If I could havo imagined that
such an honor as this was in storo for
"I don't know what you mean by
such honors," said Octavia, bluntly.
' I am a working girl ; you are a book
binder. AVo havo noitlier of us any
reason to bo ashamed of our calling ;
yet I soo no neccssity for flno langungo
and stilted titlcs. Your poor old father
is very ill, nnd seems to bo in need ot
tho commonest nccessitics of lifo.
Supposo you sell your diamond ring
That was tho end of Mr. Fitz
Arragon's pretension3. IIo novcr
camo back to the country fco'.itudea
aain, to Fcrnanda Glenn's bitter dis
llut how could ho faco thcm all,
after it was discoverod that his "author
phip" of "Stray Leaves" and " Float
ing Fancics" was conflncd only to
putting tho covers on tho samc, and
that tho rcal author was a stout, short,
old gentleman in spectacles, and that
ovcn liis namo was a fabrication cf his
own ingenious brain ?
Old Mr. Ferrigan dicil. Ferliaps, as
ho himself had hinted, it was tho bcst
and wisest thing ho could do.
But Octavia Glenn's kintlncss and
watchi'ul caro south ol his last hours,
and sho had the s itisfattion of getting
tho prii o of a decent funeral out of
tho ambitious son.
" A jay in borrowed plumago 1" she
thought. "I never despised any one
sj mui h in my lifo I"
And when Fcrnanda bowailcd her
dclusion, old Grandfather Glenn only
smiled and said:
" Didn't I tell you that he was only
Tho eye is a rcmarkablo organ re"
markable for its powcrs of cndurance,
for its toughness, since only a violent
blow, even with a hammer, can crush
it, asany ono may know by an experi
ment on tho eyo of a dead animal, as
an ox. Its importance is indicatcd by
tho manifest caro in tho protection of
it, lying. as it does, on a soft bed of f at
in a'cavity, with so many bony projcc
tions around it that an iniury from
an ordinary blow, as from a llat club,
would bo very unusual. Tlio brows
and tho fringo of the lids do nuich to
prcvent dust and perspiration from
reaching tliem, while a supjdy of tcars
from agland above the eye, about thrce
fourths of an inch long, with from
eight to twclvo ducts leading to tho
ball, servo not only to moisten, nnd in
a certain sonse to nourish that organ,
but to wash away whatover dust may,
by chance, get upon tho ball. Then
tears ilow in such n manner as to
rcach the wholo ball, and then How
toward tho inner angle, at wliich
point a duct passcs tho wholo down
into tho cavity of tlio nose. Tho fre
qiient and imperccptible winking,
genorally without any design on our
part, lubricatinr or moistcning thu
ball by the spreading of this eyewater,
the best in use, this being the moro
frcqusnt as tlio occasion foi it ismani
fe.st a curative process. Tlio ncarest
approaeh to this tear wash is mado
from tho iiith of tho ?assafras, dis
solved in rose-water, wetting the balls
If t.no would prescrve the sight of
tho eye, k"ep the ball f reo from in
Ilammation. It is medful not to rub
the eyo harshly at an' time; never to
subject it to dazzling or too bright a
light; the gas being as bad as any, or
at twilight, p.;rtieu!arly at night; not
to look too intcntly or too continuous
ly on black cloth or tho like, ahvays to
discontinuo labor or their uso just as
soon as jiain warns, a:ul as much
sooncr as possible. AVo may see with
out elVort, "letting them see," notcom
pelling them to sceby efl'ort, bystrain
ing the sight, since a littlo observation
will teach ono that his compulsory
sight is specially taxing. Even weak
eyes, not reddencd too much by tho use
of earboniferous drinka or foud, will
do much labor if often rested, avoid
ing pain, which is tho warning to
Tho Frcvcntion of Iiisnnity.
)r. Nathan Allen, of Lowell, Mass.,
in a pamphlet on tho subject, calls at
tention to tho prevention of insanity
M a que-.tion which, although much
neglo tcd, isat least quito as important
as that of tho curo of insanity. Tlio
diseaso is very largely dependent on
hysical and sanitary conditions, and
thejehhouldbc studiedoutand brought
witliin such regulation as will prevent
its dovelonment. Since, according to
tho lato Sir .Taices Coxe, insanity
originates in somo form of disease or
in a dcterioration of tho body rather
than in an exclusivo affection of tho
norvous system, its growth sliould bo
checked by a goneral dlffusion of tho
knowledgo of tho laws of tho hunian
organism and tho uso of all means
necessary for tho prescrvation of good
ho.ilth. So far its insanity is heredi-
tary, its transmission sliould bo pre-
vente.l by avoiding marriago with
persons predispo.-o l to it. It sliould be
tho aim of tho mcdical profession to
becoine so well acquainted with tho
d.seases ot the nervous stom and tlio
brain that thev could dctect the first
symptoins of dislur'. ed or doranged
states of mind, so as to bo ablo to trcat
them unilerstandin"ly, and, in a'l
probibihty, in manycaes successfully
l'ojmlar Xch-noi Month'y.
Thero are -118,957 r.iilrond employes
in tho United Stutc-s and they earn
annually about UU,i:"-
TIIEBAD BOY AND THE BAND
HB OETS UP A SBBEITADE III H01T0B
OP HIG PA.
TIip OM Clnnllpinan Kntrrtnlnq ilir M r'-n.
nilrra Wllh n SlM-crli nnd P rrnliiiii lit-.-MitIocii
TrJtililo -it Ihc (.Muiri-li.
"What wai it I hard about a band
serenading your father, and his invit
ing them in tolundi?" said tho gro
cery man to the bad boy.
Don't let. tliat get out, or pa will
kiJl mo dead. It was a joko. Ono of
theso IJohemian bands that goes about
town playing Iuiicb, for jiennics, was
over on tho next street, .and I told pa
I guospd somo of his frlends who had
heard Wo had a b.iby at tho liouso had
hired a band and was eoming in a ie,v
niinut"s to serc.iado him, and ho better
prepare to makea s 03ch. Pa is proud
of being a father at his age, and ho
thought it was no morj than right for
tho neiglibors to serenade him, and ho
wcnt t j loadlng himself for a spcech,
in tho library, and mo and my chum
wcnt out and told tho lcider of tlio
band thero was a family up thero that
wantpd somo music, and they didn't
caro for expenso, so they quit blowing
whcre they was and camo right along.
Xono of them could undcrstand Eng
lish except tho le.ader.and he only under
stood enough to go and tako a drink
when he is invited. My chum steered
the hand up to our liouso and got them
to play 'Uabies on our IJlo k,' and
'IJaby Mine,' and I stoppol all tho mrn
who were going home and told them
to wait a minuto and they would sae
somo fun, so when tho band got
through tho second tune, and tho
I'russians wero emptying tho beer out
of the horns, and pa stoppod out on
tho porch, thero was moro nor a
hundrcd pcoplo in front of the house.
You'd a dido to sce pa when ho put
his hand in tho brea?t of his coat, and
struck an attitude. IIo looked liko a i
congrossinan, or a tr.imp. Tho band
was scared, 'cause they thought ho
was mad, and somo of them were
going to run, thinking he was going
to throw iiieces of brick liouso at them,
but my chum and tho Icader kept
thom. Then pa sailed in. IIo com
menced, 'Fellow citizens,' and then
went away back to Adam and Eve,
and worked up to tho prosent day,
giving a history of the notablo p?opl"o
who had aqulred children, and kept
tho crowd interested. I fclt sorry for
pa, cause I know how ho would feel
when ho anic to lind out ho had been
sold. The liohcmians in the band that
couldn't undcrstand Fnglish, they
looked at each other. and wondered
what it was all about, and finally pa
wonnd up by saying that it was every
citizcn's duty to own (hildren of his
own, and then ho invited the band and
tlio crowd in to tako somo rofresh
ments. "Well, you ought to liave seen
that band como in tuo hous'. They
fell over oach other getting in, and
tho crowd went lionif, leaving
pa and my chum and me
and tho band. Eat? "Well,
I should sniile. They just reachcd for
thingK, and talked IJohemian. Drink?
Oh, no. I gii' ss they didn't pour it
down. l'a opencd a dozen bottles of
eliaiii agne, and they fairly bathed in
it, as though thoy had a ilre inside.
l'a tried to talk with them about tho
baby, but they couldn't understand,
and linally they got full and started
out, and tho leadcr asked pa for three
dollars, and that broke him up. l'a
told tho leadcr he supposcd tho gentle
men who had got up tho serenade had
paid for the music, and tho leader
nointed to me and said JL was tho
gentleman that got it up. l'a paid
him, but ho had a wicked look in his
eye, and mo and my chum lit out,
and tho lJohemians camo down
tho street bilin' full, with their horns
on their arms, and they wero talking
IJohemian for all that was out. They
stopped in front of a vacant house and
began to play, but you couldn't tell
what tune it was, they were so full,
and a policeman catne along and drovo
them home. 1 guess I will sleep et
tho livery stable to-night, causo pa is
offul unreasonable when anything
costs him threa dollars, besido tho
"Well, vou liave maue aprctty mess
of it," said tho grocery man. " It's a
wonder your pa does not kill you. IJut
what is it I liear ai.out tlie troubla a
tho church? They lay that fojhshneis
" It's a lie. They lay everything to
me. Lt was some ot uiem uucns inai
sing in tho choir. 1 was just as much
surpriscd as anybody when it occurred.
You see, our nuntster is jaiu up irom
tho effect of the rido to the funeral,
when ho tried to run over a street car,
and an old deacon, who had symptoins
of being a minister in h's youth, was
invited to tako tho minister's placo
and ta'k a little. IIo is an absont
mindid old party, who don't keep up
with tho ovents "of -ho day, and who
eviT played it on hi.i know that he
was too pious to even reau tno uauy
papers. Thero was a notico of a choir
meeting to bi read and I think the
tenor sniuggled in tho other notice,
between that and tho ono about tho
weekly prayer meeting. After tho
deacon read tho choir notico ho took
up tho other ono an 1 read, ' I am re
quested to announce that tho Y. M. C.
Association will givo a f riondly enter
tainment with solt gloves, on Tuesday
evening, to which all aro invited.
Urother .lohn Sullivan, tho ominent
Uoston rovivalist, will lead tho
exircises, assisted by Urother
Slade. tho Maori missionary from
Australia. Thero will ho no slug
ging, buta collection will bo taken up
at the door t defray expenses.' "Well,
1 thought the people in church would
sink through tho lloor. Thero was not
a person in the church, oxcopt tho poor
old deacon, but what un lerstoo.l that
somo wicked wreteh haddo'-eivedlrm
and I know by tho way tho tenor
tickled tho soprano, that ho diil it. 1
may bo mean, but everything I do is
innocent and I wouldn't bo as mean
as a choir slngtr for two dollars. I
felt real sorry for the old deacon, but
ho nevor knew what ho had done, and
I think it would bo real mean to tell
him. IIo won't bo at tho slugging
match. That remark about taking up
a coll ctlon s Ubd tho deacon. I
must go d iwn to tho htabln now and
heipgroase a back, si you will havo to
exiuso me. If pa comes hero looking
for me. te 1 him you heard I was going
to drivo a picnlc party out to A'au
kesha, and may not bo back in a week.
15y that time pa will get over that
IJohemian serenade," and tho boy lllled
his ph t )1 pocket with dried apples nnd
went out and hung a sign in front of
tho grocery, "Strawberrles two shillln
a smell, and ono sniell is enuff." (J.
Tlio Law of Mlstnkc.
Tho sourcc ot almost overy lawsu: t
is to bo i'oun 1 in mistakes. These aie
of two kinds mistakes of fai t an 1
mistakes of law. Expurlenco his
provedthat tho able3t inen sometimt3
make blunders, and tho law has dt
ciilcd that a real niistako of fact in ai
important part of a contr.ict will cx
cuse tho party mistaken froin per
formlng his part of the agrrement.
For instanco : A man ma !o a con
tr.ict with ono icc company and refused
to deal with another. When tho bill
was presented ho found that tholatler
coiii)any had suppHod his icc. IIo re
fused to pay the bill, and it was de
cided that tho mistako l'reed him from
A horso was sold by a trader anil
paid l'or on tho spot. While tho trade
was going on tho horso dicd. Tho
buycr brought suitfor themoney paid,
anil it was decided it sliould be paid
back, since both parties had made a
mistako of fact in supposing tho
horso to be alivo when the trade was
If a farmer intending to sell llay
sclls oats by mistako instea 1, he may
refuso to deliver tho oats on that
ground. It sometimes happens that a
bill is paid by mistako wilh counter
feit bank notes. In such a case tho
payment is void and the nceipt taken
A mistako in tlio quality of the
thing bargained for is no ground for
break'ng an areement. If a man
buys a cheap thing, with the idoa
that it will servo his purpose as well
as a more exptnsive article, ho cannot,
because ho was mistaken, send it Lack
and recover tho money paid.
A mistako of law is no ground for
refusing to carry out a contract. This
rulo is t'ounded on the old maxini, "Ig
noranco of the law doth not cxcuse."
And overy man is supposcd to know
the law of tho land ho lives in.
Supposo a debtor givcs his note,
promising to pay a sum of nioney with
lawful interest, thinking that tho legal
rato is seven per cent. If ten percent.
is the legal interest, his ignorance of
tho fact will not cxcuse him lrompay
inir the ten per cent.
When well known logal words aro
used in a contr.ict, with a mistaken
idea of their lett.il meaning, they are
binding, in their legal sente, upon tho
person usinc them.
If land is deeded to a man and to
his heirs. he receives the estato abso-
lutcly, although both parties intended
that'he sliould only havo tho tstato
during his own life.
f-ome mistakes of law put an end to
ntrre.'inonts on the trround that they
are rather mistakes of fact than of
law. An executor of a will pays
money to a person whoni ho think is
an heir. It the suppos.Mi neir oe an
imposture, the money can be recov
ered. If, undcr a coinplicated will, a
nerson buvs ri'dits which are his al-
ready, he may get back wliat ho paid
Mistakes of law in civil cases only
coit monev: but mistakes of the crim
inal law havo moro serious eilects, in
tho loss of rcspcctability and reputa
tion. Hero the plea of ignorance of
tho law will not be accepteii. a crim
inal must suffer tho penalty of his
deed. thouuh he thoui'ht lt lawiui
when ho committed it.
Formerly an outlaw might be slain
by anyhodv; but if a private person
should now kill an outlaw, with an
idea that he had a right to do so, it
would be nunishablo as murder.
Shocs of a Xcw So-rt.
About 10 prisoners in tho Mary
land jienitentiary are engngad in the
manul'acture of merino s-hoes. The
morino shoo is mado of coarse wool
from South America. It is put through
tho usual proceses of cleaning and
canling at tne penueniiary, auu is uu-u
steamed, harthned and made into a
tough. jiliablo cloth about twice the
t.liiitknessof ordinarv shoe leather. and
in genoral appearaneo not unlike tho
unners in ar.aic oversnoes. liie soita
!in made in tho samo wav, of tho
samo uiatorial, but aro harder and
l.cavior. Tho shoes are not impervi
ous to water, but a"o intended for uso
h- in tho ill v. cold elimatosof
the Xorth". lt is s-tated that, no niat
ter how low tho temperature, tho f . et
will nover svt eold w h 'n encacd in
tluse shoes. Tho shoes aro shippod
nrincinallv to tho .North and .Norin
west, whero they are used in the lum-
Uailer tlio UatbanJ.
r:.ntlpini'ii should never fail to in
vestiguto beiualh tho sweat bands of
ti.uir niiw lmt-.. 'I'lic-id bands are
stitfheil in by girls, and it has como to
bo quito a eominon inin lor uiem 10
citlier writo their name and address on
theinsidoof the band, or to writo it,
somotimisiirluding a little note, upon
aslipof paper stitchcd in. If a girl
is ol an aspiring nature sho honors
c nly the mu.it expenslvo hats witli her
naiiu". but ( ftentinus tho namo of a
ilon't-eate "irl may bo found in the
.,i,,i,wiot l.iinl nf :i folt K'micli. lt i
If.dlll- ..v .'- -
.,,1 lmr.iH v-i-!v stated that several L'ood
matches havo been eoiuented upon ths
-.i i ...... I,-
liasis oi a i:u;uuiiu u"co. r u ijoiuj
A PERSIATT SEKEBADE.
J'ark 1 as tho twilight pa'o
fliirk I Imw lliB nlghtingala
Wn'iis f.-om repoo I
Only wlicn, gpnrkling higl
Stnrn fill tho dnrklingsky,
Unlo tho nighting llo
Listcna tho roso.
Hero wlisre tho founta'.n tido
Airs from tho moontain sido
Fan thy repoe.
Eyes of (hino glistening,
Look on mo, llstoning ;
I am thy nightlngalo,
Tliou art my roso.
Sweotor tho Btrain ho wcavcs,
Faintar it flows
Now, as her balmy learea
Bottor than miiistrclsy,
Lipa that moot kisaingly
Silonco tliy nighlingalo
Kiss mo, my roso I
-liayard Taylor hitherlo unpublisheJ).
IIUJIOU 01" THE I)AT.
A plucky job Dressing fowls.
Tho gossip is liko a bicycle, in that
sho is exceedlngly liablo to run a person
Xow is tho time to lend vour skates
to your poor neighbor. lt will show
Tho Xew Orleans Pinayune raises
tho question whether a goat can be
relicd upon in court as an cvidenco in
Tho most didicult arithmetic that a
man has to faco is wlun he tries to re
toncilo a $20 salary with a $:J0 wife.
" Let every man add a trood name to
Ais other capital," quoted tho forger
when he lixed up aten-thousand-dol.ar
AVomen do not marrv for love, or
money, or dry goods. They marry in
hopethat they may havo spring house
cleaning to do. Vourkr-Jouimh
Doctors aro generous men. "Who
cvcrknow of a doctor rushing out to
chaso away boys who were taking
fruit from his trees ? HomerviUt
To throw a stone at a neighbor's
chickens, and havo it lly through plate
glas3 windows, entitles a man to the
crcdit of being acrackshot. Watcrlo?
We often liear the expres3ion that
"the Qro has gona out." And it is
said that in somo of our largo places
you can actually see tho iire escape,
" A littlo too much repose about tho
mouth for it to be natural," was the
remark of a husband to a West End
photographer who had taken his wifeV
photograph. Hos'.on PM.
A little boy astonished his compan
fons tho other day by telling them
that ho had "a sp.inking team at
his house." An excitcd crowd of boys
had walked nearly homo witli him,
when one of them a?kcd: "What d'yo
call 'em?" "l'a and ma," was tho re
The hair of a girl employed in an
Eastern cotton niill was caught in the
machinery, torn off her lioad aud
ground into bits. IJut the girl didn't
mind it much. She kept right on at
her work, simply remarkin'r that it
only cost her $ 1, anyhow. This is one
of the atlvantage3 of art over nature.
And now tho small boy unravels the
ancicnt stocking to secure yarn with
which to make a baseball. And when
ho has the ball made, ho cuts tho leg
off ono of his father's buots to mako a
icover of; and when the parent dis
novers the lib.Tty taken with his boot,
the small boy wishes he had used it as
lining for his trousers. 1'uck.
A"fashion" item says: "Theloz
enge shape is the most fashionablo
jror pills, which should be coated with
silver, and look very inviting." This
nppears to bo a new departure in fash
,ion intelligence, and next it will be in
orJt-r to "describe whether tho new
shapo in poious plasters is octagon or
oblong, and if they are triinmcd with
imp braid or guipuro lace; and we
may bo told that the most fashlonable
tints in castor oil are terra cotta and
fawn color; and that liver-pads are cut
in tho form of a heart, with scalloped
edges, and lined with ciel blue satin.
Therc's Wlicrrf Ile Had Hcr.
" Two hundred dollars for making a
plain dress?" he yelled, ashe saw tho
bill "I'll never pay it!"
" You havo been very stintry with
yno for tho last year," sho rolied.
"You aro extravagant !"
"Xo nioie than vou are 1"
" 111 n -ver r.y this bill !"
" You must :"
" Xever !"
" Then l'll pawn my diamonds and
pay it myself '."
" Ycs, ha I"
Ile goo out chuckling. Ile knows
Jicr to 1 o a woman of her word, and
he is wondering how sho will fet l as
tho pawnbroker politely hands them
back, wilh tho observation:
'Wonoer advanco money on tho
pasto articlo I" Wull Street Xews.
The compoaition of elep'ianfs milk,
accordiug to the aualysis of l)r. (Juea
neville, in the Mo lili-ur Srifnttfliw.
is similar to that of crca n, but its
conslstency is dilTcrent. Its ndor and
tasts are very agreeable, and the t.isto
is superior 1 1 that of most other kinds
of milk. lt is about cqual to cnw's
milk in quality. Ia view of tiieo
Jacts, li'i iXaturt, of I'aris, does not
jlespalr of seeing tho day wlun an ad
venturous cjw uhitor shall biing a
trojj) of o'.ephan s to bediiv n through
tho streots of the dty as goats are now
drlvon. to furnis'i ea'i c istoin wi'.lt
hiseupc t itdlk dinvt l.o u the toi'.