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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1897.
.' 1ITTLE MITTENS. . 7 - -5 ., In a street car, not long ago, I Paw a isweet, chubby face, made rosy by the tfrosty air nipping at it. It had a nose jeet up in a pointed way above a bow jshaped mouth, such a mouth! one oi tthose that seem, in constant readiness Ho break into a smile or a kiss or to ieay something to somebody. Short curly hair circled about a white necl: and tiny ears, and out over a smooth forehead from under a well-worn knit ted hood.s The coat worn by the little Igirl, to -whom all this belonged, waa coarse and thin, but fitted well some seven or eight years of shapeliness; and out of its sleeves stuck a pair oi inew, warm, bright red mittens. She sat directly across the car from -me.; From under rather scanty skirts extended two legs covered with well darned stockings, and on her feet were . shoes made, I dare not guess when ;.Wh4ch pulled her toes down to jusi above the straw in the car, as if coax- ' A :: A . i NO PLACE TO LIVE IN. .w .1 m l Ml JjBg them into a snug, warm resting place that was just out of reach. J (mentally dubbed her "Little Mittens." IBnt what charmed me most about hei ' j-waa the admiring look of interest and admiration dn her bright brown eyes, 'which were directed to a baby who 'at in its nurse's lap, on the seat be side Little Mittens. " The haby was clad in robes, almost Toyal, embossed from head to at least a yard beyond any baby's foot with em broidered monograms, circles, and flowers of as yet uncreated species, all that could possibly be crowded on & soft white foundation of something or other in the merino line. On the baby's head was a cap so be-puffed, be- . 'trilled ,and be-ribboned, that it was tiard to tell where the cap left off and the head began; but out of the mass peeped a baby face such as angels , might love to pet. It was a royal baby i too, in beauty and brightness, fit ta grace, any degree of royalty. In the eyes of Little Mittens it seemed even 'nowto be a. real born princess she bad never seen such a baby and such a dress at the same time. The conductor came along and offl-Ciallyr-demanded his fare. The nurse searched invisible pockets, visited with , trembling hands all possible places Where "change" might be; then moved the baby from one side of her aproned lap to the other, as the fear grew up on her that she had lost her money, and as her confusion gTew greater. j -Little Mitten thought she saw what was the matter. Her whole face con tracted with anxiety and flushed with excitement. "Please, ma'am," she ask ed, with timid voice, "have you lost It?" ' The nurse took no notice, of the sym pathizing inquiry, and did. not answer. Little Mittens. did not mind $hat. She got down on her knees and looked through the straw, turning it up like a chicken scratching; she rose and ex amined the cushioned car seat with flying hands; but not finding anything, she looked pleadingly into the stern face of the conductor, then into the woebegone face of the nurse, who was getting herself and the baby ready to leave the car. She took in the whole situation; the baby was;to be put off; the nurse had lost her money. The car was stopped; there was no time to lose. She almost tore off her mittens; fmm nun of them she iook a curled UD paper, and out of it some pennies. : "Please, sir," she said to the con ductor, "don't put it off. I'll pay; hera Is the money." I know where Little Miss Mittens Uvea, but I didn't think that nurse did; , yet that very afternoon a royal baby, lleh in flaxen curls and royal robes,1 ade a most delightful call on Little kittens. Tobe Hodge, in St. Nicholas. lie Wouldn't Stop Talking Wanted t Move Where They Could Klcht- (This couple have just returned frort their wedding trip, which has been full of quiet joy aud expenses.) , She Isn't this a lovely flat? , j He Just ideal. She We must be careful what we say though. Walls have ears, and the walls in fiats have ears like elephants. He (laughingly) Well, we'll have nc reason to fear. ' . She Because we'll never quarrel. He Never indeed, dearest. She And we'll act just like lovers all the time, won't we? He Every minute, dearest. She Just as we used to before wa were married. He Precisely the same way, dearest. She -And the neighbors will never have anything to tell about our dis agreeing, will they? He Not a syllable, sweetest, dearest. She And we'll never raise our voices. He Never above a whisper. She This is a lovely flat, isn't it? He Perfectly beautiful. She You know ma chose it. He No, I didn't. I thought you did. She No; she had it picked out f jr us. He T thought your mother was very busy. She There you go, 'my mother,' jU3t as if you had nothing to do with her! Why don't you call her "mother?" He I'll 'call her "mamma." She We will be disgraced forever. Tou are shouting at the. top of your voice. The neighbors will have it all around the building! I shall never bo able to hold up my head. He XV ell, darling, for the moment I did forget. I did speak emphatically, but you'll forgive me? She Yes, if you'll promise never to do it again. Just think how it would break our hearts to have the neighbors say that we quarrelled. He Why, darling, that would be per fectly awful. She What do you think of these biscuits? He They seem to be cold. She Of course they are. I baked them this morning. He Why didn't you wait till near evening? She Why, I had the rest of the work to do. He Well, they seem very light any way. She They ought to be. I used near ly half a can of baking nowder. Ha So strange, I JustTiad biscuit for lunch. I don't think I care for any so eoon again, you know. She then you're not going to eat any of my biscuit. I think it's cruel. He Why, hang it, I never liked bis cuits, I tell you! Always had a posi tive aversion to them! They stick in my throat! She Why, Henry you're raising your voice; you're actually screaming. Merciful heavens; what will they say? He Darling, perhaps I was careless. You excited me. I was afraid that you wouldn't understand me. She (sweetly) Isn't it funny how people can get along without ever quarrelling if they want to? He W ,'rds between husband and wife are so unnecessary, so out of place. She -Especially if they live in a flat. I spent all the money you left on the dining room table this 'morning. He Why, goodness gracious, you don't mean that you spent it all. You couldn't have spent nine dollars and a quarter in one day! She Oh, you don't know how easy it .is. fttawas with me,-' and we got a new-broom- He Te kindyour mother used to ase, I suppose. She And a match safe. He I used to keep them very well in the box. She And some polishing .compound. Pie We haven't got anything to pol ish.' She And a lovely looking-glass. He Isn't there one in the bookcase? She Well, if you're talking to some one in the next block I shall wait till you get through. He Hang it, Winnifred, I shall not stop! For heaven's sake let's bundle the things up and go some place where we can fight! i . -Wiiajnjr to Die. ""Ij-aiiEr" said Weary Willie to Tat- issrsjsl Ttanaxnx, ""what 3s the easiest sort Tr jtaS QiJTikln' o' committin' sui tktte, at y&T' P "WtaESErr "WX, I Izard a Kny say that whilo HametS Htffe UhHTEB arcap, an' if that's so Ijtft "WSSi "?"ijB 34yin" m longer She'll Try Elsewhere. "You needn't leave us ice any more," said the newly married housewife. "Anything wrong, madam?" "Indeed there is. This icei is not nearly so cold as that mother gets." Detroit Free Press. What Drought It About. The divorce was brought about through religious differences, wasn't It?" "Yes. You see she wanted him to go to church with her twice every Sunday J on their tandem." , A LONE HAND. "Those who blame their failures to Providence or Fate, or whatever they may chose to call their Creator those individuals, who, are idlers or cow ards." The speaker was one of a group of men lounging on the dock of the Great Northwest, which a few hours earlier had commenced her slow, upward pro gress against the mighty current of the Yellowstone. That he did not belong to either of the cla'sses he condemned was written in the mingled resolution and complacency of his sunburned vis age, while his right to "teach as one having authority" was established among his hearers by their knowledge that he was a prosperous ranchman of County, Montana, returning from an Eastern visit. "We all get our chances," he resum ed, after a puff or two at his pipe and a pleased glance around the observant circle. "It is our fault, not the Lord's, if we don't keep hold of them. And I'll tell you a story with that text, if you like a story which shall be new, though the text is a chestnut." There was an acquiescent laugh, a drawing nearer of camp stools, and the ranchman continued, "It happened some years since, be fore the Northern Pacific had crossed the Rockies. The terminus that sea son was at Zenith City, and the class of travel which demands luxury did not come beyond Bismarck, where the company economically shunted the Pullmans before rushing away from civilization. So the train which start ed from Zenith City one November morning was made up as usual, of a passenger car, a box car, and the loco motive, while its quite unusual number of travelers was composed entirely of a party of twenty cowboys. They had just been paid off for their summer's work, and had begun their holiday on the previous evening with an all-night Bpree. But amusement in a prairie town was not varied enough for them. They meant to go East for such a length of time as their cash would en dure; and though it was burning in their pockets to get spent, they were resolved not to waste any of it in rail road tickets a resolve of which they Informed the conductor when he came to them about half an hour out from Zenith City. "He was a young fellow, as were the cowboys. Everything was young in Montana in those days, except the sky and prairie, which are eternal, or seem to he. This chap Lloyd, however, was slim-built, with a color that changed like a girl's threatened with con sumption then, though he had got the better of that, as of other disadvan tages and very queer he looked among the big brown, brawny roughs, who left their card playing to swarm into the aisle, or lean over the seats nearest those of their comrades who had answered to his request for tick ets that they had none. "The company will take money for fares also,' Lloyd said, without glanc ing at the gathering crowd. " 'When the company can get it, somebody chuckled. " 'Invariably,' Lloyd asserted; 'or the passenger who refuses to pay is put off the train.' -" 'You don't say bo? Suppose you try. Here are Tim and me to begin wjth! And the whole earful after us, for not one cent of our earnings is go ing into the money bags of your swindling company!' " 'That's so!' . , r. . "u N' 'You bet!' " 'Not a chip! - ' '"Lloyd listened to these expressions of t general determination until they came to an end. Than he was consid erably paler, but hi3 eyes had grown uncommonly bright. "i'You will hurt me much more than the! . company,'' he said when he could get a hearing. 'I shall lose my place if I don't collect your fares ' " 'That i3 your lookout.' ' " 'We ain't going to tell your loss, if you keep quiet.' "Lloyd's shining eyes turned from one to another of the twenty tall fel lows lounging around him, so sure of the trumps they held that they were in no hurry to finish the game. "There is a greed for tormenting animals which disfigures most human nature, from Spanish bull-baiters to those rat-flghters down east. We are not without a touch of it here in Mon tana. And that the tormented animal belongs to our own kind adds a keener relish to the fun, when the party doing the tormenting has swallowed as much bad whiskey as the cowboys had that morning. So these bright eyes of Lloyd's didn't met any more encour agement than did Father Noah's the first time he took a squint at the Flood through one of the portholes of the ark. "Without speaking, he stood, very pale and still, for a moment, looking at the open pocketbook in his hand, while they all stared at him, grinning and (eering. There was a firmness about his mouth that didn't suggest uncon ditional surrender to two or three who watched him closely, and who were much surprised when presently the qplor rushed back over his face, and shutting his book with a snap, he went out of the car. "He was followed by a roar of laugh ter and facetious yells. "'Call again, young fellow!' ' "'Always glad to see you!" ' "Then the crowd returned to poker playing, some of them just a bit dis concerted with their victory, and mut tering that twenty to one was too big odds for any chap, 'specially a slim little chap, with fists which couldn't their own against a 'kid.' " The story-teller interrupted himself with a chuckle. "They counted fists, you see, and !orgot to take stock of brains. How should they guess that the man they had put to proof carried more brains Inside his handsome head than fur nished the twenty of them, though they were not fools, either? "A quarter of an hour later the train stopped, not gradually, but with a jerk which sent poker chips flying. There was a cowboy half out of every win dow in the car quicker than you could have cocked a pistol, for stations were seldom within a hundred miles of each other in those days, and they all knew that this stop wasn't regular. "Behind and before them the track stretched as far as they could see, while on both sides the prairie spread away to the low edge of the gray sky, which wasn't any grayer than itself, lonely as the ocean, and infinitely more silent. Not a sound or a movement, except that of the locomotive whisking off at full speed. "In came the cowboys' heads with a volley of hard swearing and there stood Lloyd in the doorway, cooler than I am this instant, but holding a six-shooter. " 'You have just five minutes to make up your minds,' he said, and his voice was as steady as his eyes. 'Will you pay your fares like honest men, or get out and tramp to the next settle ment, forty miles from here? Our en gineer is waiting within hail of us, and he will not come back unless I give him the order. Oh, you may murder me if you choose!' he cried, stepping further into the car, as half a dozen pistols were grabbed. 'But I can shoot as straight as any of you I .don't mean to die alone and at the sound of the first shot our engineer will be off to Bismarck.' "For one long moment the prairie wasn't stiller than that carload of ex cited humanity. If Lloyd had even blinked! . Thank God, he didn't. Then a big fellow broke into a laugh, took his pistols from his belt, and laying them on a seat, walked toward Lloyd, holding out his empty fists. " 'Shake!' he said. 'That was alone hand! And pluckily you played it!' "From Lloyd's side he faced the lot of them. " 'Boys, he cried, 'a chap who can look straight down the muzzles of so many cowboy shooters for the sake of doing his duty, that chap will make the kind of partner most of us want to yoke with, if he will let us, eh?' "Lloyd smiled, slipped his pistol into his pocket, and gave his slim finger3 to the other's brawny grasp. "Well, sir, all crowds are alike, whether cattle or men they follow a leader. There was a cheering present ly which astonished the waiting en gineer. Then the fares were paid as fast as Lloyd could take them. And that is the end of this story." The ranchman paused, and began carefully to light his pipe, which had died out. "Where is Lloyd now? In Helena, State Senator from County," he answered an eager questioner, when the pipe was again in working order. "Where is the fellow that stood by him?" he laughed jovially. "Neither he nor his whereabouts point the mor al of this tale. But, when Lloyd runs for governor, as he will next year, he shall have my vote, for he runs to win In any race he enters. And that is my creed of life, boys 'the Lord helps those who helps themselves' I've seen It, and I believe it!" UUCK4N THE CLOVER LEAF. Mil Wife's -Example Convinced This Man of-the Tralli of the Tradition. Quite a little party of them bad been discussing signs and portents for some time, when the young man who is hoping to be caught hard in the return ing flood of prosperity proceeded to back his views by faots. "You may all say and think what you please," he declared, "but I know there is luck in finding a four-leaf clover. Keep right on laughing, but I hold the cards. I never had any luck. You all know that. I broke my leg ten minutes aftr my accident insurance ran out. I sold that old farm down in Pennsyl vania, where you couldn't raise any thing but dust, and the next week they struck oH there. Struck it rich, too. Just when I had loaded up with the choisest real estate about the city the (bottom dropped out of the market. I never could find a four-leaf clover. But there's my wife; she can find them in a thietle patch, growing through the cracks in a sidewalk or in a handful of grass she gathers for the horse. - "And that woman has luck to burn. Every sixty or ninety days some de parting relative leaves her money, She had Just picked a bunch of four-leaves when she met me. She pasted one of them on a lottery ticket and drew S15, 000. I bought twelve chances and didn't draw fifteen cents. She got over the fever after the doctors had given her up, and grew the prettiest head of brown curly hair you ever saw. The only way you could stop her run of luck would be to throw her on some island where clover won't grow. I bought a ton of the stuff one time, fresh from the harvest field, and went through it spear by spear. It took months, and not a four-leaf did I strike. I therew a bunch of it at my wife one day when she came fooling round. She grbabed it, ran away and found three in it. If I ever do find one I'm going to plunge for every dollar I can rake together." Detroit Free Press. Takes Kinks Oat or Hair. "Land o' Goshen!" exclaimed an old colored man to-day, "next t'ing we know dey'll make us cullud folk all white." This old darkey only expressed the sentiments of many of his fellows who have seen the results of a wonderful invention which will mean so much to the colored race, especially the proud and handsome feminine members of it. This machine is nothing but an instru ment for straightening out the kinks in a colored person's hair. There are hundreds and thousands of colored men and women who could not be told from aristocratic Cubans or South Americans if it were not for that kinky hair. Next to being turned white, the greatest wish of the average colored "pusson" is to get rid of the tell-tale. Wiry, tightly curled looks. But this new machine will turn the tightest roll into locks as straight as are those ot an Indian. It has been on exhibition here for the last few days, and a good! many colored men and women have tried it. It seems to work perfectly, 6nd there is consequently great Joy among the colored population. The machine ha3 two parts one a steel comb and the other a brass sylin der. There are between fifty and six ty teeth to the comb, the ends of which are rounded carefully so that they will not injure the scalp as they are pulled through the hair. The comb is fasten ed to The cylinder, which in turn is filled with a heated brass rod. The comb and the cylinder act like a pair Df ehears. The comb gathers up a mass of kinky hair and the hand presses the comb and cylinder together; when lo! behind the progress of the machine ia left not the twisted, knotted, kinky hair of the African negro, but straight, plain locks. The colored belles of At lanta are hastening to buy the machine and' the Inventor, Robert E. Rhodes, is likely to na-ke a fortune out of it. Atlanta Correspondence Chicago Tribune. They Kacp Pets. Everyone knows that certain species Df ants keep "aphides," just as men do milch cows, to supply them with the eweet liquid they secrete. Therefore it is not so astonishing to find that these marvellous little insects keep pets which, although apparently of no direct benefit, seem to amuse them. These pets are generally beetles and crickets, which live on the best of terms with their hosts, playing round the nests in fine weather and retiring into them on wet days. The ants have actually been watched carrying these pets of theirs from place to place dur ing their migrations! LANDING GOODS FROM SCOWS AT SKAGGUAY. "She wouldn't marry the young den tist because she said he was a mean deceiver." "Why did she sny thn.t?" "Because he pulled out one of her teeth the other day, aud made her be lieve he was still trying to get a good hold of it." Cleveland Plaindealer. Trne, Xiy the Beard of the Prophet. "Yes," said the philosopher medita tively, "the great events of history, de pended largely on the time and en vironment. If those who participated in them were alive to-day they would probably act very differently." "For instance?" queried the youth who was drinking in his words of wis dom. " "Take the case of Mahommet. On one occasion he called a mountain to come to bim, and when the mountain refused to obey he hastened to it. Now, if Mahommet were alive to-day and were to try that historic trick, and if the mountain he addressed had a Sum mer hotel'on it that boasted of all the latest improvements mineral springs, mud baths, a trout stream, a bicyclei path, a Parisian cuisine and all the oth er things used by enterprising hotej keepers to extract dollars from the unwary wayfarer, he would probably pause to count his money before ap proaching that mountain, and would perhaps end by not going, even though his conduct would result in depriving the world of one of its favorite fables." FAI1Y PURE WmTE FLOATING. Nothing enteis into the manufacture of Fairy Soap but iie purest and best materials known to tie sof.pmakers ; art and tiat mosey cera buy. The Soap of the Century Sold everywhere in one quality and three convenient sizes, for the toilet, bath and laundry. v . Made only bj THE H. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago. SL Louis'. New York. . ; -y - i A LITERARY CURIOSITY. A Kemarkabls Poem to Will oh Thirty Eight Poets Contributed a Line Each. The following very remarkable poem was a contribution to the San Fran cisco Times from the pen of H. H. Deming some years ago. The readei will see that each line 13 a- quotation from some of the standard authors of England and America. This is the re Eult of years of laborious search among the voluminous writings of leading poets of the past and present The number of each line refers to its au thor below: LOST MINES AND SPRINGS. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 6. 1. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour? Life's a short summer, man's a flower. ' By turnt- we catch the vital breath and d : The crad i and the tomb, alas! so nigh. To be is better far than not to be, Though all men's lives may seem a tragedy; But light cares speak when. mighty griefs are dumb. The bottom ie but shallow whence they come. Your fate is but the common fate of all; Unmlngled joys here no man caa befall. -Nature to each allots . its proper sphere; , Fortune makes folly her peculiar care. Custom doesi often reason over rule. And throw a cruel sunshine on a fool. Live well; how long or short, per mit to heaven; They who forgive most shall be most forgiven; Sin may be clasped so close wa cannot see its face, Vile intercourse where virtue has no place. Then keep each passion down, however dear. Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and a tear. Her sensual snares let faithless pleasures lay, With cralt and skill to ruin and betray. Soar not too high to .fall, but etoop to rise, We masters grow on all that we despise. Oh, then, renounce that Impious self-esteem ! Riches have wings and grandeur is a dream. Think not ambition wise because 'tis brave; The paths of glory lead but to the grave. What is ambition? 'Tis a glori ous cheat Only destructive to the brave and great. What's all the gaudy glitter of a crown ? . The way of bliss lies not on beda of down. How long we live, not years, but actions tell That man lives twice who lives the nrst life Well; ' Make then, while yet we may, your God your friend. Whom Christians worship, yet not comprehend. The trust that's given guard, and to yourself be just. . For live we how we can, dis we must. The Indians In Kew Mexico Covered Then . From Sight. ' .' There is a tradition In New Mex ico that many mines once ' f reelj worfced havn hppn ire r tB " . -J v.. AiACIC, AO m ' ' other tradition that many spring have been lost and it is understood that the losses of both ) mines and springs are brought, about by the In-' dlans. New Mexico is supposed onc to have -been much more attractlvi than it is now. The Pueblo Indianj arose in revolt on the first full moos of August, 1680. When r they ha driven the Spaniards down into Old Mexico they set to work to change th conditions so that there should should be little temptation to reconquer Nen Mexico. , . . . ' This idea inspired the ' filling oi mines which had been opened and worked, during the former Spanish occupation. The Indians, with great care, destroyed all traces of manj mines, it is said. This' is not so sur- yrieins as wuai tney am to tne spring. It is tradition, and the statement ii commonly accepted as historical truth, that in their labors to render the coun try as uninviting as possible, these In dians suppressed numerous 'springs. Such results were accomplished in ai ingenious manner. The Indians dui down and cleared away the dirt until they found the crevices of the' roct through which the water came. Thej took the fibrous bark of a species oi fir tree and tamped it into the crev Ices. As the material became water soaked it swelled until 'It1 plugged, Nothing remained but to '"throw bad the dirt and to give to the surface th general arid appearance of the sur rounding country. f . This, was not t temporary expedient. - It resulted, ac cording to the present theory, in th permanent destruction of many sourc es of water. - To this day the appearance of slighi moisture often stimulates a search foi one of the missing springs. . Occasion ally these searches are successful. Thi earth is removed, the crevices ,ar frmnri thp hnrlr ia nut . anil ttta water, after more than two1 centurlei of being turned back resumes Its nat ural flow. Tonftlra. Cnnitnl .' to Oel ' Key. tilne 1, Young; 2, Dr. Johnson; 3, Pope; 4, Prior; 5, Sewell; 6, Spencer; 7, Daniel; 8, Sir Walter Scott; 9, Long fellow; 10, Southwell; 11, Congreve; 12, Churchill; 13, Rochester; 14, Arm strong; 15, Milton; 16, Bailey; 17, Trench; 18, Somerville; 19, Thompson; 20, Byron; 21, Smollett; 22, Crabbe;, 23, Maeslnger; 24, Cowley ;25, Beatie;;' 26, Cowper; 27, Sir Walter Davenant;i 28, Gray; 29, Willis; 30, Addison; 31. Dryden; 32, Francis Charles; 33, Wal kins; 34, Herrick; 35, William Mason;: 36, Phil; 37, Dana; 38, Shakespeare. A Trying Moment. The attendant angels put their fingers in their ears to keep out the horrible sounds. The grim Recorder leaned over hia desk like a court reporter taking an reloquent lawyer's peroration. With a fountain pen he covered paper with stenographic notes, and as his fingers flew faster and faster the tension be came awful. After things had gone on in this way for about twenty minutes the rasp ing, hiasing, sputtering, crimson re marks that same sizzling up from the earth suddenly ceased, and a sigh ot relief went up from the whole bureau. "Well," said the Recording Angel, "I am glad that fellow got his golf ball out of the hole at last, and I can tell you right here that iflhls sort of thing is going to go on I am going to appiyi to have this department fitted up with, phonographs." A Doable Reason. Ruth I understand Percy Highlife has stopped trying to trace back his family tree. I suppose the further back he went the harder his ancestors ot, tod. Puck. , ORIENTAL SAL0TE3, In Siam the Inferior ! Umble Kicked for Hi Impoliteness. t. The people of the Orient sainteU another in many queer and amusing ways. One of them ' is called : the salam, or salaam, which is a very low bow, accompanied by a horizontal movement of the arms toward the per son saluted until the extended hands meet edge to edge. Another form le a low bow, with the palm of the right hand to the brow. In Persia the sub ject salutes the monarch by throwing himself on the ground and kissing hia feet. In China, says . the -, Philadelphia Time3, an inferior on horseback:, on meeting a superior, dismounts and waits until the superior has passed.' In Japan an inferior removes. his sandals when he meets a superior, places his right hand In his sleeve, thus crossing his arms, and rocking himself to. and fro, cries: "Don't 'hurt' me! ' Don't hurt me!" 1 . - . 'i They have a very funny fashion; in Siam. When an inferior taaes Utto the presence of a superkr-lM throws himself upon the ground. A TMfB.ih superior sends one of his-attendant forward, to see whether the $rs6trate man has been eating a.ny offensive odor about be blameless In this respectthe . at-: tendant raises him from the' ground,' but if he . be guilty, the attendant straightway kicks him out. ? Some of the Indian tribes have a way of saluting one another by nibK bing their noses together. This is ala the form in the Friendly and Society islands, after which each man take the other's hand and rubs it upon his, own nose and mouth. anythi'njg'ha bout him. vffh - -Tfliii The only kind that in one and the same package supplies the Laundress and Housekeeper whh the perfection of wash er ns powders, and furnishes the family with all the Toilet f.s soap it requires. I CAKE OF 8UPERB TOILET 80AP IN EVERY PACKAGE. Not Particular. ' "I suppose," she said, acidily, "that 1 you would turn up your nose at cold victuals?" 1 "No, ma'am," replied Meandering Mike, '"You'd be surprised to see how , good-natured I'd take it if you was to offer me a Roman punch or champagne i frappe." Washington Star. i is. - fu,.l B lllll I lm Mi ButtnilUsy, C9KK. Alceri of Williams Fatuous Shavicst Soaps. Writs for catsloiroe of eBnioepreoiuici a;