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HIS FEEBLE MUSTACHE.
I have
watelicd and waited with
patience
For the growth of each Imbv liair.
I have scanned with a Ionising ragcmssi
Tin' stn njrth of the latest pair,
!Ami after painful \eurs of waiting
For its size to be n a ilv and string,
Have made up my nund t's usel. s-to trv,
'I In re is vihib'j* fometbiujj wrong.
I lmve Jet it g-ow for six months—yes. morei
And e'( n then it can lordly be se n.
1 have watered it, vast-lined it, trimmed It
Willi care,
Yet still it remains naked and lean
-•\nd at lat Morn out with impatieuee,
Half si. k witti the care of that lip.
1 have stri ken it off and am waiting
For some one to yivo me the tip.
I liavefollowei afar with a j'-nl- us
caze
1 he man with more than his sin re.
I have looked in anger at kids with theh
growth
As thousrh dn't eare,
But t'.iouiih to you I may seem contented,
As if I'd nothincto trouble or fear.
Don't be4deeeiwd by my satisfied look,
At times I'm kicking'iike a steer.
-T have read the brilliant advertisements,
Some offering a lanre reward,
bile other claim thev have the stuff
To bring hair cut oil a board.
I
have tried them all wi,h an eager
Ah,
.Lose ail
their
hope,
Hut each hope has proved forlorn
At.d he»v at tweuti -six my face is as bare
As it was when was born.
—"Hy Tyde."
A SNOW-FLAKE.
A wandering snow-flake fell on a
lady's hand,
high-born
Aud a moment lav near a diamond ray, tliat
flashed from a go'den band
Before the tinted white of her tapering Sneers
s-eme 1
1 nearthly fair, with the jewels
circling gold that gleamed.
But all their beauty fled, when that snow-waif
downward tie .v.
Aud lay so bright that her finger white seemed
turned to a yellow hue.
rare, and the
thus the proud of earth, though in grand
atti'e arrayed,
pride when thev stand beside
tile beauty
which
Go i
hath made.
A SILVER FORK.
Who can imagine a more delightful
bustle of preparation than that for an
approaching wedding? Not
t!ie
kind
where everything is given into the
hands of the caterer and the florist,
to be arranged as these worthies con
sider most proper, but another sort,
where loving hands accomplish every
«r'n^ ,f°r gala occasion.
Where mysterious concoctions of cake
3ire made, weeks beforehand, and set
4iway to absorb a weekly drink of good
•old brandy where the whitest of
bride s cake, and the clearest jellies,
and all sorts of toothsome delicacies
come into existence in the mysterious
precincts of the home kitchen where
dear friends are looked for, and in
cluded among the delights of the hap
py time, where the house is newly
swept and garnished, and running
over with tlowers.
All this charming confusion was
"taking place in the home of the Le
lamls. Adelaide, the eldest daughter,
was lo be married the following"even
ing to Harold Fitzgerald, who"miirht
have passed for one of the old Saxon
Kings, with his fair hair and eyes of
Wine. Adelaide sometimes called him
"My Kin^," and Millv. Adelaide's
younger sister, dubbed him "Harold,
the Saxon. And so it had come
about thai the younger members of
the familv spoke"of their new brother
as "King.
Millicent was in high feather, for she
"was to be one ot the bridesmaids.
The cousins, Marion and Amy, had
mlived, and the three girls had been
kept busy ah day in unpacking num
bers of parcels and boxes addressed to
the bride. At last everything was ar
ranged to their satisfaction, for this
was a home wedding, where ail the
friends were t4 enjoy seeing the evi
dence of e-teem and favor shown the
young people.
"How many strange and rare things!
It seems that Adelaide's friends,
knowing her love for the beautiful,
.have sought especially for the curious
and elegant," said Amy.
"Tell us about this queer, heavv
fork in the velvet case you said it had
a history, didn't you Milly ques
tioned Marion.
"Yes, indeed King values that as
-one of his choicest treasures,1' an
.swered Millicent.
"Let us sit down and rest there is
time now to listen to the story," said
Am v.
"Well," began Millicent, "I don't
know where to begin, at the other end
or this end, or, in fact, I don't know
the beginning or ending at all—just a
piece, a hundred years or so, in the
middle!"
"Why, how mysterious you are!"
Baia the listeners, "with one voice.
"No, not mysterious but I some
times wonder if there really is a be
ginning or end to anything!"
worse!" cried Marion.
**Uo on with the story. Don't stray
fi^ld'"t0
8U°k
an
alarniiuS,y
w*"'u
large
"I suppose," said Milly, thoughtfully,
that I better tell you lirst about
King s mother, for she it is, who makes
him the gift. Yoj have seen her,
haveu you, girls? You know, then,
what a lovely, high-bred old lady she
is. The day she brought the case here,
she told me its historv, and said she
had always kept it for her eldest son,
and hoped he would pass it down to
poster ty in like manner. Mrs. Fitz
gerald said that her early years were
spent in a small country town, and that
as she grew older she bec*me ambi
tious for more of an education than
she could get at home. At last it was
decided, alter many consultations as
to ways and n,eans,"that she should go
to an Eastern boarding school. The
school itaiogue called "for the usual
provision of table articles, rk, spoon,
rnig, and so on. An old uncle of Mrs.
Fitzgerald chanced to call one even
rF'
wants were discussed
.Ihe next morning Uncle John, as she
called him, came in, and brought with
hiin this fork. It had been" packed
away with other silver of the same
kind in an old chest for years. Uncle
John said, 'Now Mary, I want you to
keep this fork, for it is very ancient
and has passed through niauy strange
experience:? and troublous times.
Years ago, when a young man, I was
in business in the South, spending a
good deal of time in New Groans. I
had no family, so took lodging in a
good house, owned by one of the old
Creole families, who were obliged to
let furnished rooms to add to their in
come."
"1 wonder if they were the kind Dr.
Sevier lived among?" interrupted
Amy.
"They must have been the 'poor and
proud' kind, direct descendants ot the
early Spanish settlers but where was
I in my story
"Uncle John, lodging in a Creole
family," suggested Amy.
"Oil, yes! He was not the only
lodger, however. His neighbors on
the same floor were new-comers from
Santa Domingo, the eastern part of
the island of Hayti. He described
them as young married people, with
several little children. The elders of
the family wore a great look of sad
ness and dejection. Uncle John could
not talk with them at all, for they
spoke only in the Spanish language
but he became greatly interested in
them, especially in the pretty biaek
eyed children. He kept his pockets
tilled with sugar-plums for their
especial delectation. I'y and bv ho
discovered that every "two or three
days something of the household be
longings disappeared. Then he knew
that the family were in sore straits,
and he asked the landlady for infor
mation. She said that' they were
refugees from Santa Domingo their
father had owned an extensive coilee
plantation, but had lost his life in one
of the many negro insurrections in
that distracted and unhappy island.
These young people escaped to the
United States bringing with tiiem such
portable property as they could gather
iu). The landlady said that they'were
anxious to dispose of some of their
silver, and that if he were willinginc
to buy it of them at its real valut" it
would be a favor. By these means
Uncle John came into possession of
these o.d Spanish spoons and forks.
Afterward the landlady told him that
the young Spaniard said he hoped the
American would keep the silver in his
family. He said that it kvas of great
antiquity and had been in his own
family for many years. One of his
ancestors belonged to tho Spanish no
bility and lived at Seville, in Spain.
The times were hard, with constant
wars and insurrections on every hand.
The nobility were much richer in
aristocracy than ducats, and many of
them were tempted by the tales of the
wonderful gold mine, in the Spanish
possessions in Hayti, which yielded a
half million dollars annually to the
Spanish crown, to try their fortunes in
the New World."
"Do you know their names?" asked
Marion.
"No, I do not and that makes it
hard for me to tell the story. I will
call the New Orleans Spaniard, Don
Carlos, and that will help me a little.
Don Carlos' great grandfather, a
Spanisu nobleman, was atnoug the
earliest settlers of Santa Domingo."
"(iive the g. g. a name! Call him
Don Juan!" said Marion.
"All right! Don Juan it is."
"How romantic tho story is get
ting," said Marion with interest.
"Just imagine far away Spain, and
the Spanish 'veiled ladies' that we
read about, and the 'grave majestic
men' serenading their lady loves in
the balconies above."
"And the bull tights! Probably old
Don Juan used to hip! hip! hurrah! in
Spanish when a bull gored some poor
Christian to death," said Amy,
"At any rate, this is true," contin
ued Milly. "Don Carlos told Uncle
John, that it was apart of history in
their family that their table ware was
made of silver taken from the famous
mine on (iuadal Canal, the one that
Pliny, the historian, tells about.
Hannibal opened it, and it yielded
him 300 pounds of silver ore daily.
What do you think of that for a min
ing enterprise? It would make our
California and Colorado millionaires
green with envy, wouldn't it3"
"I don't wonder that King
much of that fork," said Amy!
''Now, see here I'll count on my
lingers. The thumb can be Hanni
bal's silver mine the lirst linger, Don
Juan, the nobleman, taking his wife
and spoons and going to Santa Domin
go, to better his fortunes—here's a
big jump in the story."
"Oh, no. that's all right," said
lly. "We don't need the whole
family history. The next link in the
chain is the grandson, the coffee
plan ter."
"Call him 'Ferdinand.1
Spanish name, isn't it?'
Marion.
"The second finger, then, is Ferdi
nand, who, together with his wife Isa
bella, lost his life in a negro insurrec
tion in Santa Domingo. The third is
Don Carlos and family, fleeing to New
Orleans and carrying the precious sil
vet the fourth is Mrs. Fitzgerald's
Uncle John, buying spoons, packing in
chest, and finally giving fork to niece
going to boarding-school the fifth is
Mary, the niece calmly eating Nine
teenth Century dinners with an his
toric fork then Mary, now Mrs. Fitz
gerald, disposes of it as a weddinc
present to her son Harold. There you
have it centuries of history in a nut
shell."
"Now then," said Millv, "I think
the story is worth quite as much as the
thinks
That's a
suggested
fork, and I'm going to ask Mrs. Fitz-
gerald to write it out otherwise, all
the line points of possession will not
be appreciated." .. ..
"That's a good idea," replied Amy,1
and imagination, when wo ought to
have been up and doing. Oh, King!
I'm glad you've come was the next
exclamation, as the young man with
Adelaide entered tin room.
"What a transition from a dark
eyed Spanish grandee to a fair-faced
Saxon King S" said Amy.
"What do you tneau?" asked King,
surprised.
"We have been reveling in antiquity
and discussing history, conjured iritc
existence by your Spanish tork," ox
plained Marion.
"Yes—was I not right when I said
the historv had no end? For hero is
'King' waiting for his fate, looking
out into the future with 'love-lit'
eyes," said Milly.
"Oh, Milly, you are entirely too
sentimental! exclaimed Adelaide.
"No, my dear, she has the right of
it. If I did not look into the future
with 'love lit eyes' this world would
be dark, indeed. Lovo is all, is every
thing," said King, so solemnly that
the girls were awed in spite of their
gayety, and Adelaide drew closer to
the manly form, who was soon to be
more to her than all the world beside.
"How eober
"The fork! The fork! It has given us
history, and now it shall prophesy.
Listen! 'Long life, health, happiness,
with love ever increasing, until death
do you part!" said Amy in a mock
heroic manner.
"Yon could not have wished us
more, or better, dear Amy, in spite of
your fun," said King.
'•Milly,
a part of
vou can make this prophecy !f
history." —.1. L. iY f,
Soil-Water its a Cause ol cholera.
That too much as well as too little
water in the soil is unfavorable to
cholera is vouched for by a large mass
of facts. x\s I watched the eholora in
Bavaria during 1854 I was surprised
to find that the marshy districts,
where, as a rule, the poorest dwelt,
were exempt from epidemics. The
great Donau bog, which lies between
Neuburg and Ingolstadt, was sur
rounded by the epidemic, but the dis
ease did not enter tho villages ou the
fen. On the Freisiuger moors an epi
demic occurred at Ilalbergruoos. On
going thither the aflected houses were
found to stand on a tongue of land
composed of fjuartz, which tongue
reached inward ou the moor. Rein
hard had proved the same thing for
Saxony. Thenorthern part of Saxony,
which lies on tho Spree, is a highly
malarious district. For the eleventh
time that cholera visited Saxony it
shunned this region of fever. I
"will
not say that cholera can not be epi
demic ou a fen, but I do believe that
when such an occurrence takes place
we ought to ask ourselves what rela
tion it may have with the state of
moisture of the soil. The theory on
the soil and ^subsoil waters requires
that a know ledge should be obtained
of what takes place in and over the soil
on the outbreak and on the cessation
of cholera. It requires, as Port has
said, a continuous record of facts.
1 hat cholera should very seldom be
met with in the neighborhood of and
on the mountains is in harmony with
the disposition of cholera in respect of
time so that, as the frequency of chol
era in these regions diminishes, the
rainfall increases the weather and
cholera are equally capricious. Towns
among mountains' which are refuges
for fugitives from cholera are but sel
dom situated on a soil which in and of
itself would exclude cholera. Salzburg
and Innsbruck have, for example,
never yet been visited by cholera.
Further, in 18t6 these towns escaped,
although a considerable influx took
place from the seat of war where
cholera raged. Salzburg, but still
more Innsbruck, stands on the alluvial
soil ot the Salzbach and the Inn, as
Munich stands on the Isar but the
first-named towns have about 50 per
cent, more rainfall than Munich. I
can only imagine that tho necessary
degree of dryness for the development
of cholera would be attained but very
rarely in Salzburg and Innsbruck, just
as occurred partially at Lyons in 180t,
and in June, 1H.VJ, at Bombay, where
cholera prevailed during the mon
soons, which, as a rule, drive cholera
away,—Popular Science Monthly.
Not Sufficient Preparation.
of middle age entered the
an evening paper yesterday
A man
otliee of
to seek employment"
"What can you do?" asked the eitv
editor.
"Write leading articles."
"Next room, please," and the oity
man resumed work on a pile of copy.
"What can you do?" asked the edi
tor-in-chief.
"W'rite leading articles."
Did you ever work on a news
paper before?"
"No," said the applicant contemptu
ously, "but sure I'm readin' 'ern since I
I was the height of your knee!"
"I in wearing boots since I was four
and can make a pair!" b^id the edi
tor.
Applicant disappears.—New
Tribune.
A
W. II. Morton, of Athens, Ga., has a
hen that lays two eggs at a time.
tl
...
th('
"we iiave spent a long time in history magazine literary style tor "selling
lnllll?,ttjr*
York
Some people read a book like others
travel. They don't care a bazoo about
the beauties along the way. All they
want is to get over the ground as
lively as possible, and letch up at the
end of the road with the utmost ob
tainable celerity. Chicago Jjcdger.
Ladies traveling on the ocean are obliged t»
register their ages.
»n,b'lci l,r'nt». "tho
magazine literary
I newspapers."
The losses of cattle in Indian Ter
ritory this winter are plaoed as high
as t»JS per cent.
The Harvard annex for women ia a
success. It began with twenty-seven
students, and now has over fifty.
Eighty-two turtles were frozen to
death a few days since, on the train
between Jacksonville arid Savannah,
(ia.
The
Idaho legislature
The Indianapolis street-car compa
nies have established four places in
that city w lie re drivers ami con
ductors are furnished hot coffee free of
charge.
The population of Portland, Oregon,
according to the new city directory, is
33,000. This does not include 2,000
Chinese, nor East Portland and
Albina, which would swell the total to
4^,oO.
we are!" said Amy.
l'here is a child's rocking-chair in
Quitman county, Georgia,-"that has
rocked the children of four genera
tions. It is sixty-eight years old,
and is still good for many years to
come.
1 he residences of foreign diplomat-1
at Washington which are technically
n :llv ot
Ilor
e\ es.
Returns
:ittaehes residing in
them pay poll-taxes or any tax
of
any taxes upon
personal property.
A negro child was born near Shelby.
N. (. ., u day or two ago, with eyes in
the forehead, two inches and a halt
above the proper place. It's face look
ed very much like that of an owl, and
the eyes themselves were like
the Bessemer stee! pro­
duction iu the Lnited States last year
show a total quantity of ingots
Instead of sending his eldest boy
to liorida, as the physicians recom
mended, II. P. HubSard, of New
Haven, bus built a conservatory over
his kitchen addition, and the boy
spends six or seven hours in the sun
shine every day, aud is growing strong
again.
Nantucket is ice-bound. A writer
from there, on Feb. (J, said: "No boat
has left Ol* come to this little town
since Saturday, January 31, thus de
barring us from all intercourse with
the mainland. 'Sconset and every
other part of the island is frozen up
so that no one can come to our assist
ance."
Hawaiian newspapers are appealing
for popular subscriptions in aid of
leper children, the number of jvhoni is
said to be largely on the increase.
1 he government, it is explained, is so
nearly bankrupt that it has no money
to appropriate toward the home for
leper children which it is proposed to
build,
Maine ranks second in her
sea
first in her river fisheries among the
states in the union. In her sea fisher
ies 11,071 persons are employed, and
the value of the product last year was
SvUJl 1,178. In river fishing 1,590 per
sons lind employment, and thev
caught in 188 3, fish to the value of
$175,046.
A physician connected with one of
the hospitals in New York where
children receive special attention says
that many of the cases of spinal
trouble brought to his notice are In
direct result of the careless handling
of baby carriages. The matter of how
nurses and others handle these little
vehicles is one to which parents may i
well pay attention. I
An important discovery of gold,
says The Alta California, has 'been
made within the last few days near
San 1 crnando. Los Angeles county,
Cal. The location is within four or
five hundred yards of Maclav Station,
which is three miles south of San Fer
dando. The range of low hills where
the mine is located resembles the
famous Silver King mine in Arizona.
The ledge has been traced about a
mile. The vein is from four inches to
a foot wide, and assays $250 to $300
per ton.
A Virginia City, Nev., paper says:
"The energetic hissing nightly ac
corded to the heavy villain in the
melodrama now running at the Bald
win reminds old residents of tho first
theatrical performance ever given in
Virginia City. Most of the miners
had not seen a play for a score of
ars, and when the Johnston troup
ned in "Othello" the house pre
sented a packed mass of red shirts.
Edwin Booth was the Iago, and sc
faithfully did he portray the traitorous
friend that the audience lost control ol
itself, and in the second act began
shooting at the fell conspirator. One
shot struck Othello's sword-hilt, and
all hands had to lie down on the stage
and roll into the wings. The indig
nant miners were finally quieted aud
the play proceeded, but the linal de
monument was so taken to heart bv
the spectators that Booth remained iii
the theater all night for fear of tht
vigilantes, who talked seriously of
hnehing the 'cold-blooded cuss* of
hand."
IT.!.
WK.T0(Ur.WE
!"""8urc
has
passed
a bill to erect a oapitol building at
Hoi.-e 'ity, aud an insane asylum at
lilac kfoot.
A lady of Anthens, (»a., says she has
to give her cook a drink of whisky
every morning before she will get a
good breakfast,.
Import
follow
1
To Tho Public^
In view
Bec
Dg the
laratb
with i
of
the
harmful
y
so frequently attends
„d
80
patent or proprieta
irv
t«mng morphia,
equally dangerous drilgs*mgla
signed, physicians of j{. lecide
in
ions expressed hy theC»,|ry
tei
Health of Halt injure j),' inter
and other authorities tot'Dotm(
11EI STA
It
Coi'iitt Ct'^llroat
a perfectly harmless but ,?elloW
time an original and
moJpenni
edy, and that it comm^Jy
for being entirely vegetal'.1
J.
t:lXt'd.
vei*"
opiates, poisons Mdnarcifficf
its prompt efficacy, as dec ''",ert
practical tests.
•of th
BALTIMORE MD.
unit
*eb.i
his cat
C. PAWCETT M.
and
a n o u
Vorthtrt,,-th,-cr rMio fill
c"tn
1'iotettanii
W
J. GROSS,
neither do
D.,
Do
%*^thM
ten th
J. D. FISKE, D, yingd(
i- i.,
3 a,ul
UiHHctan, tetrict
i hiui,
S. XL MORSE, M. D.p
ld
Hospital, XTctr
CHAS. W. FILLEE,
residei
1
ed 8. fi
I'll ifsirimi to it
"iary ai
ited St
AMES GORE, M. D„ Zanet
Haltimnre
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JOHN J. CALDWELL, an i
'Oint'.id
e»tmte
rtv-fift
ilty-ci'
to Nev
Inlh,,,- of I /,
it u it Mr mill I Iij II,
yew York, Jirookhjii
Irog's
I I
For wntnrios it Im* *tic
ooiiffh medicine to be
morphia, opium, or POIIV
gerous drujl, ami t-i-day i.f
mixture in tho market 1ms
one of these deadly po'* r*
table and at the sain*'
riiiK
cum has boon coi." 1
Tho harmful and at tim fn
ing tho usa of niorj hm .mJ
turon are of common r-
aml in
m-ery
"con­
verted of 1,538,300 net tons, a falling
ofl' of 7 per cent, from 1883. The rail
production for the past year was: Bes
semer steel, 4,11G,041 tons iron, 21.
890, and open hearth steel, 3,000.
ongr'H
sm.
He
for m«
modioi
end
Do
trtlett
lecopal
pon Pn
aorial
iQnda a
part of the I:
according to tlif toNtinumvo
coroners, renal tod tiom
gerous preparatlmiH. It
modical authorities »nl
speak fio eiithu-siaMn-A,!
aud valuo of tho lm w
Curo. Governor
eral Huberts, of Man a Vi stamj
Poatmanter Adreon. lia-'-u Dwpen
well-known official* ot fVders. '•et, Bu
nicina] government* hsvep:-.:
tho harmWstKMjj nnd markt tought
Btar Cough Cure. Kvery
•afo, eure euro. It in ^'jfthea
tnptnz
uarant
•life. 1
awkwai
opiaton, naii otsoB, emetics t.
laavsH no !ad effivta.
IUIOM:
Bj'Ntom. It is pure, pMsii.'
by druggists and dealers ia: ramptiv
out the L'niUd Staton at lift it their
OHAUI.ES A. Vooicr.Kii t.VMJ*!*"*E urgii
tors, Baltimore, ilitryiacl eful ab
eil bo
sympt
The Young Man Who
You ask what is met''fot
nei
n i 11
0,« exp
nces. I will tell
von.
ajjjto
When a young man hi Mediea
lovo and respect for his i ^,a
ami
w
tj°^
hearty affection for bis irual r«
sisters, or especial fonds s^ol'otc
lady, and does not think
hide his emotion behindh
,T with
that young man very Catari
That voung man is fres:
ion Baj
so deeply interested in '!i-
Qf
fession, and so determines jr, and ii
that he can only talk sl:®
Qr
topic of conversation ri^' eo ric
t,M he conn
of horse racing, base
i]loge
he is as dumb as an oyste: diseas
Price
And very fresh, hk'«
man who believes then- sr kers, N
ie Mam
as honor among men auutiOO msu
i, Miders
women.
He, too,
admit that it is bare ly I10'" Ai'lon
pie who have
is fresh,
ffElianykir
lived Pr'\edy,
wh
longer than he, ami ^adperfo
quently seen much
more m^anyf
may know a trifle moreiir^
jests than himself. natedfai
The young man who5 mtioa
advice of his father or B-,——
the
opinion
oi
erenee to -T'-'- .V8elfcu'WOBS
or Ilarry Harebram,
e
GUI,ATOI
admit, is jolly fresh. years
Tho young man is romed.
of course, very proKr'. j£agg.
w e a i n o o e s o
1
for new ones with no pkinsvill
paying his tailor. im
Very fresh is the young •.
have any respect F°R VXGKBOUI
who has not a pretty ,d excitii
dress in the height of
cannot talk slung J'^tarrh,
room loafer, but wlio „g
in useful occupations an sit have
plain common sense. ®t0,v
The young man i9
who would have t'^^'T wIhaTc
of the learned and rep"-1,1 sase Iikr
creation rather than th1'«ll«Otm
the great ones of the
the saloon and other oi'1needle.
In a word, tlie trexli yujrhadLai
who is guided by well-- wrer H'
pies, who is earnest in
v
dertakes, and who (io^ alarrl*—
the sum of
ea/thly
wisd-1 ^.drill, Pe
within his own cuticlt1-"
script.

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