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,„,t.M wl u of u li -M'N'T no time f, courttn' when I v. as young an* •I y. w a w i ,. li i n an* ...in', 1 let the ..is go by ii I was buyin' :i buildm'-- and ni work never ,t s (low .ii lust I eount- I y i a vs. and found I !:ft i»rdnet fcr ,••••• s ff uit.it! h.T«. I'd bet doan' considered v er 'joU" »w,f' ^h,r M.uMtr an" harnsorn. fl-stiiia\ »a" w-at,, atbiiktn an'chur:..'.. 4.i ^lar savin' with «'rf-r I i erdtae jijse wi-- *o(I ilt nr-':i U'ClcllHII) housf ,up niv mmd to tak* ,s a mouse. jtfostsom Msimsoa't-ui fS twa hard to find jjftpf lOtik.Q *llld ton* Mont. Icacor.s ... lM'« hereabout. —yt'x .W 3 DO. WfwasM I .r,f» tell do. •vcrl vest •-,• msy as si tx invrkit! i*'1 cr me' mthat "What')i next know much 'bout a i was sorts." porplex» tfewladviei' .i !.• i,vi«t mif-'.i »Bllfthtll't never s iu1 Bi'tlr.n t. wastwi i.nur ill liked hnfi, ye »".. slsedbw aJvii'c iitx i.t i: tool as I be I Whv :is •akfliPr oi ffiSStbmi^ "SlitltCl'^e -. MrtgOtv Sajb'-r mi» '1 itcra bn I Key r»tic-. Id,hi-rl' to* is hriz «ri'*lni iiaijrttt ker-' But i.-r- I fi-l til! .•!! I. IWrUld a:. wiry. a.pvnft'i i ic» tontf h" Tltcep lip 1-. r., »!. n 'h*. etbefl'«C an' bcpn. I-I- v' a Vest' ,:• r, a I hl'tiliKPd ii- '1. ,ttlc an e.shekep v. r. ., fay. sot do«e it .#• 10 SUV. an wnm i. :ples ,1'ul ttte pantn AM- -ndlc J.ikt shecouuti i e a snii.e. »I oB'-rei! t-. t,. r. Mthtnv 'iwas ,• ter stav sin out tlirl'i .•••« t,' io Oav *»•t'-jir.1 to (I'd* i lu.agut mi to in JI1 I'n' w A. ILIT: !e: 1 bought bra:..( b.». ibrown one s We 1 t'jOli •, .! itSUiiav. s»ie up 11 1 1 ., BBj-wir. 1(3 been ttloJake. m- I litnethat -u A .. Sw drawl-.• t.vo ^•rate Uav f- i u.-'s Vthf leas HlKCtna! :ir. •tfew.-l. f. «»lsht I -t-r.-w.-ii nil 11 rj»ui'l.m i i,' ••-nuin't !'fy j'int i 1- ru-t•,! tl, Wi'i'niiij along troin uiocl.n' ^yetnsjy relum't iso otij'ct ion*. ThunksjjiviH' aav- CY WASTKYIN" a «d i y br 'T TO KIND THK IIEST OSES.. BMn'lln lool:e(1 at me, smilin' an' blusliin", ne«t swc.t lll"'w for a 4lnr,.,V' ef I stood on my "•or inv fivtu I'tit!,'"?" 'east ohioctkui," sez she, as utherVu "le lo*loP' sho 8ez only: "It's 1"„f'sUf,,ht uu 1 Jacob, but he'd kinder "Wtl 01H •WtrtJu,, tt of a wa u'»t niftlit. ddin' as I went along 'ny ,10use all ready, an' spoke to thei,^ moroin' I started to hev c«n"i t.ini HUME AiLMUiiiii.s. What a Tha ik ffivin# Ro^ D'L Joun W uiania. W ui'.. w ho sue i boy WOP fee to* WAS tho nifrht fore Thanks Kiving day. and t: 3 clocks in the i I'igli borhood v,iro striking nie urof inidni£ht i-.Io!in Williams turned tho k«»y in tlie look of t!m door of his room n' a fasliifm.iMe ti te 1 in .\'W .irk City. His hand wa u iitlle unsti'».l\. t: Mm a little sup rh iui-l for bo ii.nl 11t I'limi- t: per after the opera wsi in company with a i ,t ati'-es and friends. i 'l'o bis irreat surjiriso, tlie door be stumbled wooden box that nearly blocked up tlie doorway. Crowding past it through ti." door lie made his way into the roon. lit tlie gas and dragged in tho box. lib name in plain black letters caught his eye at mice. ami. marveling greatly as to its contents, he looked nlx»|i t.itn for means to open the bo:- as ho 0)iened over a As he took off the oi sjiii'y odor ditTused itst lr room, and a little note v on tlie heavy paper tlia' .rely bid from view tl .'cnts beiow. lie to-. open the n- :'id read read easj v i enough, for :S' old-fashioned criara i ters were is plum as i: nr. a! :.• ,r«. the hand that, had w r- 1 i trembled not, a litt v. n/ "Mi- I»EAH SON In few things from hotn I: I .lithn that you have i Thanltsiflvnc diiincr i\ 4*,i -1 I STP- ii ir«i- v golden-br lion, who posed of: ing and this o i e mot! prist pres. rubb •ST and as -iE-ii«. Turning again to the box, be brought out doughnuts, such as no one but mother ever can or ever does make cookies, delicate and tender and then great slices of yellow pound cake, and fruit cake whose dark sides were a store of delight for the one so fortunate as to tasie them. Three little glass jars of fruit preserves, whose transparent sides revealed the beauty and richness of their delicious contents, as they were caret'i1*v unwrapped, came out next. Then.'from out its many wrappers, the young man drew a glass of quiver ing, amber quince jelly, with its won- drously a ii,' to the deacon's—I was walk ""'IlK unite spry, iv sundry fceit, of course—a dasliiu* tfi "Seed «t'h frltn 'ft. sto P* an' sez: "Allow me to interuuee itavt!!r *',e ""I my of courtship '"u wrong, M"ee »team nZT'T""*' U be t?UK*S You see, 1 of jacob, an' takin' him alon?. 'inly be better fer ploughlu" an' hay- e0urf*'1'—why, delicate color and flavor. John's favorite dainty! A mother never forgets the tastes of her children and though he would never know bis mother could have history, few a r.iugle T. Corbett, in Harper's Magazine. •wn in the hip !'-d traUi'Ti-d -in company •. Joil. IM- pink and while hlossoi lt en ivin 1 .* A Sweeter and dearer and memories of hon fresh air of his .. .»"i I i V.-3 ?i2J In'.", /1 n si at e uf absol u internal structure el ig u 1 com poti n iced ider the sur- n t:|fi tabo- v-ry rose in his he.,rt bird on i •iits arose i•-' o o that for iii.m. A ryes glowed s In lanned this jar of cranberry trlistene.l like v. .mvr.ip' i tie turke\ si-.it forth st .-'i i waslif', ,,t. indeed," br! a einio nig, Wit:, a t,. licit in oni ..i.rse. nextca-ne ie.i.,: y of a pi-1 ,! ligb: as i v. and placed by tie And what was tin t:.at --,• juicy, appetizing o i s ,r. up into the lijht'.' W •tn.inc» pie. rich i*:ii temp crust tlia! was ready to ti. mouth And n«-n. of cour-i out a puili(.ikill Ie- .1 iie.il, was, too. with its i golden riuinded by the b":1 b*r of wli.I like a jolly old woman in a cap. on As John W i!liarns placed tie the table he fell to thinking I. fully his mother used to elm pumpkins for the Thanksgiving pies. Through the hot. sco-ching da s of sum mer, and the dewy nights and frosts of autumn, the great yellow globes grew and ripened, and drank in the sun shine and the dew. and when the.v were gathered in, the whole family looked on while tlie mother chose the biggest and the ripest pumpkin of ail for the pies that graced tho crowning feast of the year. ire e overs our he r')ar h. rI 'ernul-i K' autuint nutting frolics with tlie oi n onif eat tlie biff t. panions of his childhood, and evenings around the hearth^* inff ajipies and eraeking nuts, wt.ile circle that sat in the light of the wood fire sometimes widened until all the older brothers and sisters and their little ones sat with them, and acain narrowed down to three -the dear old mother with her knitting on ••:.. and tlie father with his new the other, and he himself, a Oi a low stool between the ., I nuts and looking into the bin bers, and dreaming of ,... ti' should bo grown ,t.. s s i' ave that hearthstone in 'If wide wo-M b.*uud l''1"' !as* he rea •*.- i :-ui tin-. »»!ILI" !•., !KX an i ,_'IR ott apples from the old orchard. There were several of each variety that grew on the place, and. yellow and green and re*I, fragrant an 1 m*.- .! ight '.i'-smile of spr.n„'. •-v. !--.ath "f summer and \of autumn in their golden hearts. With i them came the vision of the old orchard in the spting-tinie, with its wealth of ivenng M'ees and sh ipreen grass beneath i fairy snow: crreen and bright with golden pro' pleasure through the Ii and then in autumn, i :is gay as a i' in brighl-co^ a i i tb" wind a that nd !IiiUnsj4 s little I chop] tT.-. Ill ,'IV n-n and i a Ti.es, and I u:ieeasin_r intere.: ik .ng ot the ,i: i, try skill that i en 'hat happv *.he tho *i!. like bills. •arly tl. lit ell v of w i /ors ing. had had ih• Hlg fe with ti: o had I:-. had tlo' :iat app promotion 111 •ss- :Trcat ri, any te. iin. bin i ucreas. and sa a"v had come intimacy with tin- son o' .s .• nployors and acquaintance wMii ends. He had naturall.v a ta-.t" •i)i-i ad-Miration for the refined ".b res tnat lie in the power of thov w nave wealth and leisure, and was a'.* igraiify his intellectual and s, ist-'S with his new set of friends, but. i.iscinated and dazy.lod by their wa .s ami doings, he became impatienl u,*:. his lot. lie despised things that useti to content, him. and strove to find means to add to his salary, and in his feverish thirst for greater gain.and in eompanion sliip of his ne w friends, he had crowded down, down into a very small corner of his heart the duty and affection tha' were due to the old folks at home. Stronger and clearer grew the vis.oii* of home, until in fancy he couid see the old homo as it would be on the morrow couid see the dinner-table with its load of good things, surrounded by the fam ily and friends, and could hear one another ask in surprise: "Why. whero's John?'1 lie could see the tear trem bling ir. his mother's eye as she answered: "He was to- busy to come home this year," "Too busy io go home its told and quite a story of the infinite pains a trouble she had taken to get that jelly for his home-coming at Thanksgiving. The quince crop had been a failure that year, but she had succeeded in procur ing a gnarled little quinces, and. by tho utmost caro and patience, had made from them that one glass of jelly for John. lie nearly overlooked a paper bag crammed with nuts-nuts from tho old 1( -. inten i an I tho return 1 nor to joII"11F of his preparations, bovt ...lit of the eatables on U.8 'Ilder feelings "'•". •1 .. .n desj- ».:• i•• a 'e i .) their a w.i- t'ie ptace to senu uis 1 il" repacked the box K :—. picturing1 to liim it with which r- sic-.. would greet r...-*. •ii' i I- a I I i i e a o e 1 i). :. He then 1 '.. *i i, eparations, l.-t* directio* It i m-11 :i :i-c box. and w..- s,.,, 1)11 j.» V til v.i" depot. And the liox went to a narrow street and up fowrfl:glits of stairs to a small. b.u-k room, and made two y o u n e o w s s.j hatn-v tlia' *. ,.-y e.»u"l in vo Othar mm if" Pi 1! dark njuseu odors i Mi HIM AT Till. The W i 1 i i a along the lit". tbruUj.' is bad for Thanksgiv ing?" What, evil spirit, w hat foul fiend had prompted him to pen that message to grieve the dear old father s heart &ad bring a tear to those patient, loving mother eyes? Too busy? And the true self of John Williams ros» up in its manhood and truth, and be said: "I told niv mother a paltry lie! What are my engagements for to-morrow with Mor ton and the rest of the boys compared to a visit home! I did not care to go, hardened young fool that 1 am! This box has been more to me to-night than mother ever dreamed it would be. It I' has been the means of recalling mo to myself, and showing me how foolish and selfish and unprincipled I have been." and a flush of shame came over his face as he thought of his follies. Pulling out his watch, he scanned its face eagerly, and exclaimed: "1 can catch the early morning train and get home in tiino to eat dinner with the folks, and surprise them all. I am go ing home." It did not take very long to vvrito a note excusing himself from his engagement with his friend Morton for the next dav. nor to write to hi: em- the gr Then the light fill meal ntil late in the day. and tho evening around the hearthstone, night John Williams slept once he little, low-roofed chamber in of his ambit, innoc oil and as I. allied the .nd hopes of mire and .nth came bu to him and ver after, and though .. il visions and 1 also i". o-is might assail him, i.te-d power over him i tie care and responsioil business life he often A night thankfulness to the i\as sa\ecl from a downward i. s II .other's Thanksgiving a M. obb. iii Christian IliuiKcr in Wind Inst rumeula. A French military surgeon has been i'. 'ig researches on wind instruments which had been used by phthisical bandmen. and warns musicians of tho importance of disinfection. He rec ommends that instruments should be i::led with a iive-per-cent. solution of carbolic acid, or. in the case of metallic instruments, that they should IK* dipped into boiling water. These precautions are of tho utmost importance when phthi-i• tpersons have used the in struments. for it was found in such cases that liquids used to wash them out present.-.! a virulent- s.rniiar to that of a pure culture of i -rculosis. Fortunately. ,e danger is small as long as tho interior is thoroughly moist, which, of course, .* .,- tally is* but when an instrument i.us been lying by for some time, so that the interior has In on... dry. there is real danger air containing dried germs of the dis ease being- drawn into the lungs of tho person who next, plays upon it. N. Y. Ledger. Ifo%v to Make Home I.ile Find your chief pleasure at home. It is unfortunate when it is otherwise. If the husband spend the most of his nights away from home, of choice, and not of necessity, he is not. the bead of household he is only the cashier. If the wife throw the cares of the house hold into the servant's lap, and then stiend five nights of the week at, tho opera or theater, she may clothe her children with satins and la.res and rily bons that would confound a French milliner, but they are orphans, it is sad when a child has no one to say its prayers to because mother has gone off to the evening entertainment! In India they bring children ar.d throw them to the crocodiles, and it seems very cruel but the jaws of New ^ork and Brooklyn dissipation arc swallow ing down more little children to-day than all the monsters that ever crawled upon the banks of the Ganges!—'1 al« mage, in N. Y. Observer. —Druggist-—"Did you say you wanted camphor?" Small Hoy (trying to b» fn ny)—"That's what I camphor i iggist (to assistant i —'T'ut him n io drawer. lie won't keep through 11 summer." FULL OF A.tv that tilled his heart forbade his leav •,/ cm ta an uncertain fate. He hast ,-i ovr •s tv, ,L.. if hj bih list of aequaintani coubl think of any would be an acceptab he retnemtiered two u dents rooming a few whose acquaintance he hud made sumo weeks since, and as he recalb-1 the ac» ounts tliey had given him .. i". he in enuotisness of youth, of the." fgrin* •, ""t| 1 whom tiiey At length medical stu- sijuares awa1-'. f'"e cliea" ,- i-,- st with "e I tho thibgs ,ed on id beet 1 and as his iu n step upon tl him at the do •n there was .ither, the re and old. i i i i t- i u e i n i w a e w i i i n a n 1 About as tight a plaen as I evwr into, n:iid a •'oiDsto,,k mi-ier, was some years ago at the old [-jinpiro Shaft. (Jobl Hill. Mvself and another man went down in tlio shaft for the purpose of trimming it up. as the swelling g-rroimi was squeezing in the sides ,i-i I i: a good deal out of shape. We were not on a cage, but .-iiiipiy on a platform uf planks, with ropes going up f\ the corners to the main cable, which was of hemp. When wo reached a tight place in tho shaft we stopped and trimmed out the guides, then went on till another such place was reached. At one point, having given the signal to lower, we went down so mo distance, when we finally stuck. We reached for tVi• 1 Down upon us came the heavy cabb We feared every moment that the pbr form would turn vi «r would bo pre-i«ed through *.,•• .! p'.aco and drop from under us. Ml we could do was to get bold of the cable and keep the coils of it under our feet as it came down. Should the plat form turn over or drop ." ior us we might be ahlo to sa'-e .-,.r i\es by banning on to the cable. We shouted up the shaft till wo were hoarse, but no one heard our cries, and steadily d'*wn erum* th* e-ihlo, causing lis great tli i.'i'.e to keep oil tp Of itS coils. Ud li lt ilia the gniw n.ust soon start the platform, when both would most likely be hurled to tho bot tom of tho shaft. Finally, to our gn .it relief, the cal ceased to descend. I nr a long time o waiti 1 hi suspense, not knowing what woul ic next move of thoso above. At lr-1 PERIL. TIME FOR REFORM. nlurt' in tlie Kmplr I.oll Mln. Sluift fine 1 tin- i rope in order to givt* the signa. 1 A brief not- \'. *t- s*..p, but we found that it bad wound round a nail distance above, and we could not u Tho engineer knew nothing of o ublo, and con tinued to lower away. There was no station near, and on all sides rose the smooth walls of the shaft, leaving us suspended over the horrible chasm. ,'.\pvei*. we heard the voice of a man iting d".\ t, us tho near. tion ab e \V -. kined o i ,s i in a few words, and at length the great cabio began so crawl slowly up the shaft again. Still being afraid the platform would give way, we were o' 1 keep hold of the rope and da:. in the coils as they unwound. It i i tedious busine— a-i.l was all] -I :.,i- .1 mafer of the of a cent w e gut on' alive -nt to the boMom but at last the platform tight ened up under us, and we began to as cend. Our work was oven then and wo felt .' On .it t: e S lamuiar roadway, and :ovvn farm-house, and ttien low gateway and along tlie s I may have bei-n i:i t: ore ibuu'eroita pbi''es in the mil.. -. .*. •o e joy of meeting -.Ms an I friends, I a* the old at family festival AJ- THE BRUNEAU MASK. IIuimiiK- Way of Mnutrhtprlng Cattle hy the Trench. A while ago the barbarous man ner of slaughtering was renounced in Paris. The men then employed a deadly instrument called a "merlin," something afier the style of a directory cane, and heavily loaded with lead. With this they would strike a bullock on the head, in the place whore tho majority of horned animals have a star, a single stroke sufficing to perforate the frontal bone and fell it to the ground. IJut.it often happened that the man missed his blow the animal, scared by the brand ishing of the merlin, abruptly pulled back its head, the weapon did not carry, and the bullock, half killed only, fled in agony. A butcher sought for and found means of shortening useless suf fering. and the apparatus which, from its name, is called the "masquo liruneau,'" has been imposed on slaugh terers by the municipalities of several largo cities in France, Germany and Helgium. M. Bruneau masks tho ani mal in the cow stable, taking care to fasten the leather strap that is fixed behind tho ears of a beast in such a man ner that the plate lies perfectly on the frontal. Just over the brain this mask is pierced with a hob- sufficiently large to permit of a bolt being introduced that is hardly bigger or longer than one's forefinger. The slaughter's assistant puts the animal's head into position by a chain fastened to the floor then tho slaughterer places the bolt to the hoio *jf the mask, and with a single blow with a heavy mallet be drives it into the Bkull. The OK falls, a boy rushes up. and into the small hole that tho bolt has just, pierced, be pushes a long and bloody ratio, and hardly has it touched tlie spi nal marrow than tho convulsive move ment ceases, the animal being killed as rjuicklv as from a stroke of lightning. The Bruneau mask is now almost, uni versally adopted in French abattoirs, hut there is one category of butchers who have always been against its adop tion. These are rabbi adherents to re ligious ceremonies as old as the prom ised land. Jewish sacrilieers never knock bullock down tho auimal is brought to them with its front uncovered, the legs are bound, and the animal is thrown down on its back and raised a little from tho ground with a windlass in such a manner that it presents its throat to the front well extended. Then the slaugh terer advances he is armed with a point id knife—these are usually of sacred Drigin —and is he plunges into the throat straight to the heart, and the an imal bleeds to death. —Boston Herald. —The fruit packers of California will suffer this year because of their contracts to deliver dried and canned fruits for about one-half the ruling rates. One largo package firm will lose about 850, 000 on prunes alone, while several smaller ones will probably go under. •'My husband is a great inventor," said one woman to another, "I hadn't heard of it." "Yes: I believe he can in vent more different kinds of excuses than any other man. alive."--Washing ton Post* M««t i u v i v e Dutlei of tb* A n i u a n Tliere was a time, a few generations ago. when both the formative and th« conservative influence of the English tongue were exerted almost exclusively by tho few literary leaders of the time. If Addison admitted to his exquisite manuscript any word, that word was at onco ennobled and so in the coffee bouses of old London, the process of language making went on, both through the medium of conversation and that of formal literary work. Tho reading class was at that time a limited ono. It was so rare as to be almost sensational to tlnd a homely worker in his shop fol lowin tho thoughts and expressions of the intellectual leaders of the day and the little guild of l.terary workers who wore so sadly patronized by tho rich and noble, really determined tho English which their patrons spoke. It was possible for Pope to legitimatize a bastard word or for Johnson to render current, an outer expresion but it was scarcely possible for the slang of tho many to percolate through the social s-rata far enou_rh to corrupt tho lan i age of the few. Nowadays this is nil changed. The functions once held by these great lit erary leaders has passed to the news papers. It has the greatest power for evil and the greatest power for good in this as in other respects. Let some man use a striking word of his own coinage, it needs only the influence of the press to add that word to the popular currency of tho tongue, and ten years hence we shall find it in tfte dictionaries. Of course, a language must bo enriched or it will die, and, of course, new con ditions demand new words, but it is none tho less true that this process of accretion goes on too fast, and that there is too little regard for the tradi tions and the dignity of the grand old tongue which we all speak and which is i.-iw becoming dominant. Is it not time that the press of tlie baited States set its face in favor of the reform of newspaper English? This should not bo done with any pedantry or with any assumption of infallibility, but rather wit a desire to weed out tho flimsv pretensions of flimsy writers, who are themselves inspired by the argot of the lower populace. Why. for example, may we not call a barber a harbor rather than atonsorial artist? Why is not a corn ictor a corn doctor or a horse doctor a ,irse doc ior, just as much when one is called a chiropodist and the other a I veterinary surgeon? Why, too, is it permitted to every mountebank who i rides a bicycle, ..:-?a-e w ind that e i .- a e hat we were going too far, and baiting, or stopping, his engine, had sent a man dow n to the station to find out if any thing had gone w r-ii.-. in .. a lace where the danger lasted «o long. It ascends in a balloon or gives sparring lessons to call himself a professor? The bad application of a good word destroys its original useful ness and gives it a brand of meretric iousness which can never bo effaced.— Free Press. THE TALKING FLY. All Insect That SlnkM fiain« of Kwy One It Not ..nee, but a half-do/.en times has this comical-looking fiy made game of me in my walks. It needs only a single and all the time up to fever heat. specimen tosee mat some was too long a time for any tuan 8 hair K'f»"• «»_ ,.. to stand on end. -N. Y. World. ihing out of the ordinary run of things might be expected from him. Tho first 'imo he experimented on me 1 well re member. 1 was sitting beneath a hiizel bush in the shadow of a stone wall, ex amining sonic flowers which I had just gathered. For a matter of five minates while thus employed I was carelessly conscious of voices somewhere in tho remote neighborhood at the other ?ide Uf the wall. The tone suggested a mas culine source, and at one momentseo nod to take the form of a soliloquy, and then of an interrupted lialogue. now suggesting a long drawn nasal exclama tion which pictured to my mind a Corio* lan us in the far distance "driving his .\en by sheer force of his lungs," "Ila a-aw-w-»:*" with a falling inflectio®. and again a yell across the meado*. "Sa-ay! Fra-a-nk! Waou!" or perhaps i brief nasal interchange of seasonable comment upon crops or woather. All these pretty pastoral visions hovered in my fancy between my botany glass and my flowers, as I have said, and would have vanished like a dream bad not a little incident served to revive them, and forever frame them in my memory. My flower identified. I prepared to re sume my walk, when my claimed attention was by a curious visitor, which had i suddenly perched upon a head of tear thumb blossoms close at my elbow, ogling me most michievously. I had seen portraits of this black sheep in the rogues' gallery of insects, but was never brought into such close quarters with the original before. I soon identified him, and knowing that in my superior fighting weight I would be perfectly safe in tackling him, I pre pared to catch him with a sweep of my hand, when a away he went with a "Ba a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a!" which seemed drawn out in a long nasal perspective to thf limit of my hearing, and tin*' inspiration of my pastoral visions was suddenly re vealed. On several occasions since I have been momentarily deceived by the twanging buzz of the big fly. It is impossible te suggest in type the peculiar quality of the sound, but he may be heard tuning up any autumn day in our meadows. Ho is closely related to the murderous mock bumblebee which I recently described. --William Hamilton Gibson, in Harper'i Young People New Jer*ey'« Sunken Foroit, There is a sunken forest of white cedar in New Jersey which has been continuously "mined" 'or its valuable timber for over eighty years. Tho curi ous industry of digging for the sunken logs is carried on by the people of Den nisville, Cape May County, a village which was brought into existence solely through the wealth of the buried timber in its vicinity. Over the sunken forost trees of large size are growing, and in many instances these are cut away in order to get at the more valuable tim ber, which lies only three or four feot below the surface. All the sunken trees are of enormous size, two to five times larger than those now growing on the surface. The exact age in which they lived is a matter of curious conjecture. It is probable that they were buried many centuries ago by the action of an •arthouake.--St. r^ouis KeouWicau.