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pitatien and weakened pulse, result
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A NEW ENGLAND VERSION OF TEN'
Come into the garden, Maud,
For the white cat winter has fled,
An you got tar bustle around
An spade up the garden bed. tee
Th horse reddish down by the wall
line sprouted; the rhubub, too,
An the fennel an sparrergraas ar
Is callin, Maud, for yolt
Come into the garden, Maud, T]
Bring the rake, the hoe an the spade,
An the lettis an mlyun seed1s,
It is time that the beds wus made; CU
An I will look over the wall,
While the robin sings you a song
An the bumblebee buzzes around S6
To see how you're gittin along. g
For there isn't a soul but you, UI
As your ma has the rhenusatia, r
To work in the garden, Maud,
P.o you buckle right down to biz; fe
For me an the hired man
An the boys has plenty to do C
With plowin, plantln an sich
An pushin the farm work through. ti
On shet the planner up, ht
An your wo,stered dogs Iny by, Sý
Tuke thhe rings from off of your haude-
It'll do no good to cry
An intu, the garden, Maud, ni
Like a dutiful, clever young lass, di
You biusnth this minute, now,
Or there'll be no garden uass.
The buttorrups bloomed in her hair,
The rosee bl'oomed on her checks,
She could 'rastlo the township dowp d~
When she'd worked in the gardon a I,
-M. Phelps Dawson in New York Sun. h
The Ocean Trolley.
One of the most brilliant ideas h
which this century has produced is a
now suggested bya Yankee, who has t1
found that crossing the Atlantic in d
the ordinary way by boat does not b
agree with him. Whether it is prao- n
ticable or not time alone will show. h
Briefly his proposition is to span the n
Atlantic with a trolley rope. "To a
sit looking out of your cab window
far above the surface of the raging it
and impotent sea, skipping along at ti
electric speed and daring the waves t:
to do their worst-that would be o
bliss." Owing to the curvature of t
the earth's surface it would be imw
possible under any circumstances to b
do without supports, and supports, n
in the ordinary sense of the word, a
would be out of the question. It is c
manifest that there is only one plan
by which such a wire could be car- e
riod. The two ends must be fas- t
tened, one in London and the other a
in New York, while from coast to v
coast two lines of balloons could be t
stationed of sufficient strength to a
keep the wire raised as far above the i
level of the sea as you require. To d
the ordinary intellect it is not appar- 1
ent what would keep the balloons i
from blowing away in the midst of I
a raging storm. To the originator,
however, this is simple enough. t
"The trolley would, of course."-
New York Dispatch.
Women and Fishing.
Shocking it is to be compelled to
state that many fishing superstitions
are ungallantly directed against the
ladies. Over against Ross there is
the island of Lewis, 60 miles in
- length. In this isle there is but one
fresh river. "Fish abound there in
very great plenty," but only let a
woman wade in the stream, and not
a salmon will be seen there for at
least 12 months. There is a song
about "Eliza's Tootsies," but that
immortal lyric does not explain why
they should frighten the fish. I be
lieve the ladies deny the allegation
in tote. In the south of Ireland an
angler proceeding to fish declares
that he will have no luck if he is
asked where he is going to, if he sees
a magpie or "if he is so unfortunate
as to meet a woman. "-London Fish
Smokes Cigarettes Now.
He regarded himself as very Eng
lish, and he certainly was very
young. He fancied that he cut an
imposing figure as he aauntered past
the theater just as the matinee girls
emerged on the street. But a large,
Scoarse man who was going by spoil.
ed it all by remarking in a loud
a "Hello, Williel What areyou go
e ing to do with that pipe? Going to
Sblow soap bubbles?"
And now there is one more young
c man in Buffalo who will never again
Ssmoke a pipe on the street.-Buf
S Home Lectures on Fiance.
S Hobbes-I tell you I'd like to have
es a wife who could discuss questions
of the day with me. Now, I suppose
when you get home your wife never
:k talks over the money question with
Syou, does she?
Poorpurse-Doesn't talk over the
m- oney question? You just ought to
Shear her when she wants a now hatl
I -Chicago Recoid.
A shoemaker who once took the
measure of one of Lincoln's feet in
N order to make him a pair of shoes
N has the"sole plan" in a framein his
y show window, and in the card ex
plaining it he alludes to Lincoln as
e, "the second father of his country."
Niagara is from the Seneca word
h neagara, "across the neck." The In
as dians called the falls Datacoro Ko
or zaza, "tho thunder of waters." Si
teen different spellings are given to
Sthe name of the river.
S Don't let "iron enter into the soul"
E without a desperate effort to prevent
'- Sydney, in Australia, was first
Iighted by gas in 1841
Some of the Queer Ways of Catching T1
Thieves In the Rural Districts.
There is but little demand for de
tectives in some parts of Russia. Il
Not that the citizens in those parts P
are specially noted for the observ- B
ance of the cardinal commandments. P
The Russian peasant has many ex- lIt
cellent characteristics. He is mus- c.
cular, hardened, courageous, willing P
to obey; he can stand all the hard- ii
ship of climate and labor and the a
greatest deprivations; he is also nat. v
urally kind hearted, hospitable and ii
readily contentecd with the coarsest a
food and the plainest log hut. fi
But there is also a dark side to his o
character. He will indulge from
time to time in short sprees, when ii
he exhibits uncontrollable levity, n
sensuality and an insatiable thirst 1h
for spirituous liquors. And these
moral defects are crowned with the is
deepest ignoranceo and superstition. E
In some of the rural districts the n
latter forms part of the life of the a
nushik. He will give greater ere- @
deuce to the divinations of the char- I
latan and the ridiculous traditions of I
his-locality than to sensible delibera- c
tion or the results of experience. e
In his farm labors of seedtime and a
harvest, of plowing and hay cutting I
and other tasks, he is not ruled by t
the nature of the soil or climatio con- c
ditions, but follows certain days of I
his church calendar. He never com.
mences an important job on an un
lucky day, and there are a great I
many unlucky. days in the Russian e
The belief in sorcerers and witches t
is still in full bloom there. In casual
ties or sickness with man or beast
the Russian farmer knows but one 1
oracle-the wise old nushik of the
town, who is accredited with super- 1
natural gifts. Hie ascribes even to
himself and his family a certain
magic power acquired by a strict ob.
servance of ancient customs and
Most original are the means he
employs to catch a thief suspected of
belonging to the family circle. If
anything has been stolen which con
voys the thought of a masculine
thief, he looks all the male members
of his household-relatives and hired
help--in a dark room. A hen is
ducked in a tub of black soot, turned
loose in the dark room, and the door
is kept locked for a quarter of an
hour or more.
The farmers believe positively that
the hen will take refuge with the in
nocent, but will avoid the guilty
ones. Suddenly the old farmer en
ters with a large torch, and woo to
the unfortunate intmividual whose
pantaloons are not besmeared with
soot. He is undoubtedly the thief,
and if he cannot restore the stolen
property he will be compelled to re
fund its value.
In other cases the loser of articles of
clothing or jewelry balances a flour
sieve on his index finger, and while
doing so he pronounces the names
of his acquaintances. If the sieve
threatens to fall at the pronunciation
of any name, its owner is pronounc
ed the culprit.
Still another method is employed
for the apprehension of thieves. A
bowl is filled to the brim withwater.
The names of the members of the
family and acquaintances are written
on small slips of paper. These are
rolled up and thrown on the water's
surface. The paper bits that re
main within the bowl contain the
names of the innocent. If one or
more fall out, theybontain the names
of the thieves, or at least of those
Shaving a guilty knowledge of the
Old John Brown.
An eyewitness of the execution of
Sold John Brown who commanded
the troops drawn up around the gal
lows told me that Brown was as in
Stelligent and genial a man as ever he
Stalked with so long as the .subject of
slavery was not mentioned, But if
3 that was broached he became in
stantly transformed into almost a
raving maniac. When brought out
for execution, he looked all around at
the beautiful valley of the Shenan
e doah with the Blue Ridge in the dis
s tance and said, "This is indeed a
e beautiful country, and Ido not won
r der that you people love it so." As
h for the story of Brown's kissing the
negro child on his way to the gal
e lows, my informant said it was pure
o fiction, and that no such thing oo
i ourred.-Washington Post.
A Judge of Shoes.
Stranger-If I order shoes of you,
Sare you sure you can make me a
s good fit?
Cobbler-A good fit? Just you ask
Mr. Richman. He always comes to
s me and gets his shoes made to meas
"Who is Mr. Richman?"
d "He is the owner of that big shoe
. factory down town."-New York
A Bismarck schoolma'am who had
been telling the story of David end
,, ed it with, "And all this happened
t .over 3,000 years ago.' A little
cherub, his blue eyes wide open with
wonder, said after a moment's
it thought, "Oh, my, what a memory
you've got l!"-Machias Union,
ENGLISH INNS AND ROAST BEEF.
The BottOm Knocked Out of Some Delia' H
alose and Traditions.
Now, an intl. a genuine old Eng'
lish inn, such as one finds in remote c
places, writes a correspondent of the de
Boston Herald, is an idyllic resting th
place for one who cares not a jot for ge
luxury, but can put up with solid dl:
comfort; one who likes freedom and p"
picturesque surroundings. Suoh an so
inn is vastly more homelike than the b
average "English home" of which th
we hear so much. But if you sojourn m
in it you must have as long a purse us
as you would need for a period at a sn
first class hotel in London. In point in
of charges the English inn is a delu
sion. There is no sweet simplicity p
in the landlord's bill, though his i
manner may be as bucolic as you ap
England, you may as well know, w
is not a cheap country to travel in. lo
Emotional writers who explosively If
ipostrophizo their- "dbar readers" n,
and their "dear old" prints which tr
give them space are accustomed to bi
prate of the cheapness of living in p,
England. To be sure, you can live p,
cheaply here, as you can anywhere al
else, if you choose to' put up with a b1
state of things which you would
never suffer in the land of your na- 2
tivity. But when one speaks of the si
cost of living and of traveling he re
must estimate by the standards to tl
which he has been accustomed. And la
so I say traveling in England is
not the oheap pastime that so many st
scribblers prattle about. If it were, ti
so many English folk would not go is
Ito the continent for their holidays. s]
You all know that England lies eý
feet deep under traditions. There is ,
Sa tradition about "the roast beef of h
Sold England"-nay, it is a supersti- v
tion. They are a funny people, these
English. They go on believing in d
i spite of facts. After all, I like 'em
for it. It is restful to find a people n
I who are not moved by every opinion .
that blows. Their majestic indiffer- a
Seunce to what everybody else thinks it
g or knows is 'truly glorious. Would
f that we could master the secret of it
Now about "the roast beef of old t
9 England." Dowe not know that its c
s praises have been sung time out of t,
I mind? But, as you must not ask for
s fish at a fishing village, neither must h
I you expect to find delectable roast b
r beef in rural England. You will get t:
n it in the big towns, if you have luck, 1,
but in the country, no. In the first
t place, the country butcher purveys c
his beef fresh killed. It is as tough b
as rails. Then the cook roasts it to a
a melancholy brown-through and
o through. In Shoroside "the roast
e beef of old England" is the stiffest l
t of illusions, and so I have found it B
in every other country place where t
I have lodged in England. Of course
of great houses one could tell a dif- t
feront story, but I am adhering to
f the law of averages. Mutton, yes! f
r Especially here in the south, in Hill- t
e shire, in Shoreside. Here mutton
s melts i' the mouth, and lamb yield' I
e eth celestial ecstasy.
I see that Mr. Balfour made an al
d lusion in the house of commons to
A "the stage armies of Drury lane."
In these realistic days even stage
armies are not to be despised, but I
remember an ingenious plan which
Mr. Phelps used to adopt at Sadler's
Wells. In "Henry V"'in the march
. past Agincourt the troops defiled be
hind a set piece which rose breast
high. Mme. Tussaud modeled 80
wax heads. These were fitted on
Sdummy figures of wickerwork clad
in the costume and armor of the pe
Sriod. Every man carried two of
those figures, one on either side, at
tached to a sort of framework, which
f was lashed to his waist. Hence it
d seemed as if they wore marching
1- three abreast.
g. As they tramped past, banners
ie streaming, drums beating, trumpets
D braying, the stage seemed crowded
if with soldiers, and the illusion was
e. so perfect that the audience never
a once discovoered the artifice. In poli
t tics. I suppose, .the thing is simpler.
t You have only to shout loud enough,
. and the public will believe you have
,. "the people" behind you.-West
a minster Budget.
A Question of Wood Sheds.
Bashful'bachelor,nervous and fidg.
le ety, trying to remember a speech
he had been rehearsing for an hour
Spreviously. Helpful maid, anxious
B. B.-- .y dearest, I-I have long
wished to tell you that I am full--]
u, meant my heart isfnull-my palpitat.
a ing heart-I-I-mean your-your
smiles, dearest would shed-would
to H. M.-Perhaps, dear, we could
us. live in a flat at first; then we should
not need a wood shed.
The all importazt date was fixed
oe within five minutes.-Minneapolis
To Strengthen the Voice.
A simple way to strengthen the
ad voice is before going to bed to bathe
id. chest and throat with cold water and
ed rub with a bath towel. To carry out
tle this recipe regularly through cold
ith weather will be an effort, but it cer.
t's tainly has its reward. Many people
ry add sea salt to the water and find ii
i very invigorating,
IVORY BILLIARD BALLS.
How the Spheres Are Made and Prepared Blu
For the Marhet.
When in the factory, the tusks are " 'I
carefully examined by an expert to tra
detect any possible flaws or cracks toy
that may exist, for besides the dan- ly
gers to the ivory from careless han
dling while in transit the original bel
possessor of the ivory is by no means the
so careful of his tusks as he ought to
be, considering their value, and with thi
the utmost disregard of the precious "al
material of which they are composed usi
uses them for fighting, for uprooting rib
small trees and shrubs, for overturn. of
ing stones and for grubbing in the fin'
ground without any very definite wa
purpose that is apparent to the hu. sel
man observer. Of course hoe often me
splits his tusks, and a vory miitute wo
crack, hardly discernible to the eye, thc
will seriously impair the value of a did
long and beautiful piece of ivory. inu
If the crack is extensive, the tusk WI
must be devoted to another purpose my
than that of makirig billiard balls, th
but supposing the tusk to be found bra
perfect it is passed on to another ex- be
pert, who measures it and marks it
at proper distances to be cut into we
It is then sawed into lengths of we
2 1-2 to 3 iilches, according to the a 1
size of the balls to be made, and the me
resulting blocks are passed on into ste
the hands of the turners. Turning thi
lathes of unusual accuracy and deli. gr;
cacy are put to work, and the ivory
sawdust begins flying in all direc- sai
tions, not to bolost, however. Ivory so
is too precious to be wasted. Every rep
speck of the dust is carefully gath
ered up at the end of each day's fog
work. When a sufficient quantity oil
has been accumulated, it is treated ed
with chemicals and by means of a th
peculiar oement and the use of a hy- lor
draulio press is molded into a com- th
pact and apparently homogeneous
mass. From this are manufactured th
many small articles, which present we
all the appearanco of ivory and are th
in reality such, though not in its thi
original state. ph
On account of the value of the ma- on
terial the utmost care is used in .the
outting, and the cylindrical shape of or
the blocks enables an economy that ed
would not be suspected. Every one on
has seen ivory martingale.rings, we
but every one does not know that st
these come from the two ends of thie ha
ivory block that is being turned into we
shape fora billiard ball. They are to
cut out with as much care as the
ball itself and afterward rounded lit
and polished with the same scrupu- de
lous attention. oT
The ball itself, after being rough
ly turned, is laid asido for at least at
six months to season and harden, for fa
the ivory, when freshly out, is very
soft, or at least very much softer he
than it afterward becomes, and hi
when the seasoning is properly ef- br
footed the turning is completed, and gt
the polishing, at first by a very ii- se
genious machine, is continued with to
prepared chalk and chamois, then sa
with the leather alone and finally th
completed with the bare palms of ul
the operator. w
The ball is now finished, so far as st
the mechanical processes of manu
facture are concerned, and passed on ot
to the wholesale and retail dealers, in
but the risk is'by no means ended ca
when the work is done, for few mate
rials are so sensitive to atmospheric
and temperature changes as ivory,
and at almost any moment the ball eJ
may become lessened in valuo by w
the appearance on its surface of tiny n
crackfs or flaws. If these are super. 6.
Sficial, they impair only the looks of ti
the ball, brt sometimes they extend E
far into the interior and the bll tI
will then break in two or chip wi
Srough usago.-St. Louis Globo-.)em- e
The Latest Mlind Cure.
S"Psycho-physical culture" is the v
Slast modification of the mind cure, o
a kind of judicious if inconsistent ,t
combination of the real and the i
r ideal. It 'is defined by a woman z
whose business is teaching it as a
"those exeroises or movements of the t
body excited and sustained by some i
Sforce directed by without taxing s
mental acotivity." One branch of
psychic physical exercise consists in
going through all the motions usual
in gymnastio practice, but without
weights or dumbbells, a mental pie- I
Sture of a resisting force being sub. 1
stituted. A trial will convince the 1
Sexperimenter that it reallyis quite
possible to put as much effort of
muscle into these motions without
actual weights and pulleys as with
them, and all possibility of over.
d strain is qvoided. Psycho-physical
culture pupils are invariably wom
en. Most men would consider it ut
d teo nonsense.-Philadelphia Press.
Dust in One's Eyes.
is To "east dust in one's eyes" per
fectly explains itself. It is, how
ever, interesting to know that Epam
inondas at the battle of Tegea .de
1e feated the Spartans by masking his
ie movements with alarge body t car.
Id alry. He caused the horsemen to
t gallop to and fro in front of the ene
Id my in such a way as to raise a cloud
r. of dust and so veiled the movements
,lt of his infantry and enabled them to
i take up a new and iore advanta
YES, THE PEOPLE WERE RUDE.
But Opinions DIl'red Si to Just Who Carl
ried Off the Palm.
' They happened to moot at. the en,
trance to one of the large tpwri
town stores and stopped for a friend
"Isn't it awful the way people dd
behave on bargain days?" observed
the stout woman in the plaid gownm
"Indeed it is," replied the tall,
thin woman in the striped dress,
"and today it seems worse than'
usual. Why, I just came from the
ribbon counter over yonder. Some
of the romnants, of course, are much
finer than others, and naturally I
wanted the best, so I took my time
selecting two pieces which suited
me in spite of the fact that the
woman back of me was pushing all
the time. What do you think she
did while I was holding 'em and trye
ing to catch the salesgirl's eye?
Why, she just twitched 'em out of
my hand and said, 'There, I'll take
these,' an'l before I could catch my
breath they wore on their way to
"You don't say so?" said the stout
woman. "Well, awhile ago I was
standing in front of an elevator
wondering if I could squeeze in, and
a little scrap of a woman just took
me by the arm, pushed me aside and
stopped in herseolf, and everybody in
tho ear just laughed when I got an=
"Oh; I tell you it's just awful,'
said the thin woman. "If I iasn't
so tall, I'd never oven get to see a
real bargain counter."
"Oh, I don't know," was the comrn
fortablo reply. "I get a good deal
off 'em myself. You see, I'vo board
ed lots, and reaohing for things at
the table sa~rms to have sort o4
lengthened my arms. Mercy, don't
the people push, though I"
"Indeed they do, and what a noise
they make ! My husband says the
women make most of the noise in
the world anyhow. I guess, though,
that's because they mostly do the
playing on the piano and singing in
"'Humph ! I gusshe's iever been
over to the board of trade," retort
ed the stout woman. "Itent there
once with some friends, and after
we came away a kind of.'Sabbath
stillness seemed to linger around tie
r bargain counters. Mj gracious, that
woman's elbows are sharp enough
to bore holes right throughl a body I"
"Well, you can't iepeot nuch po,
liteness in a crowd like this, bat 1t
does sem as if they'd rather walk
over you than go around."
The crowd had pushed an exasper.
ated looking man "rlght agaiist the
fat woman's back.
"Woll, I don't care, Mary Agnes,-'
he was saying to the woman with
him as he shifted a dhild, twd um
brellas and 17 packages so he ould
get a better hold on them. "I've
seen a lbt of pushing and crowding
today-yes, and felt it-withoutr
i saying a word, but when it comes to'
the rudeness of two women blocking
f up the tvholo entrance to a store
while they gossip I just can't keep
And with a startled look at each
i other the two friends walked ;out
into tile street and separaeted.-.Chi
I cago Timesilorald.
An Alumliolui Eat.
We have had people wifl g61as
1 eyes, porcelain teeth and artificial
whiskers, and now along comes a
Sman with an aluminium ear. He Is
O63years of ago and was admitted into
f the Queen's hospital at Birmingham,
1 England, in April, 1803, with an epit
i thelioma of the loft auicle.,
The greater part of the diseased
Sear was out off by the attending sur
geon, and a plaster of parts cast was
taken of the left side of his head.
Then an artificial ear Wias built up it,
e wax to match the healthy one on the
, opposite side. This bogus ear was
It ,then made in vulcanite adil alumin
e ium,' tinted and enameled to har
n monize with the complexion. No
is artificial contrivance, such as a spe
e taoIe frame, was madeouseof to sup
Io port the aluminium ear, and adhe
g sion to the head was effeted by
>f moans of a saturated solution of
n mastic in absolute aloohol.
S The man now can hear as well as
at over, but he takes care to sleep on
.- his right side at night, to as not" to
b- break off his now ear. At the same
io time he has no fear of having it frost
to ,bitten, and he is probably the only,
of man alive who could even partly
at comply with the requst of Maro An
th tony, "Lond me your eare."-Alu.
ir- minium World.#
n- A Freeman In Old Colony Times
it. A freeman in the early days of the
colonies was one who held the right
of fraichise. No one was allowed
that right without first beooming a
r- member of the churob. The laws
w- were mhde by a quorum of the "ase
m- sistants" or "magistrates" sent out
le. and commissioned by the company
31 ih London which held the charter,
Iv. The law compelling church member
t ship was passed by the assistants in
eo- 1631. In 1676 five-sixths of the peo
ud ple of Boston were nonvoters because
ate they were not'church members and
to were thus shat out from any par
ta- ticipation in the local government.