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TWO CLEVER BRUTES.
A DOG AND A SACRED MONKEY EARN A LIVING. An Intellectual nntl Arlstocratlo Canin* AVI-.o Dlnt-s nn l'ort^rhou»« Steak — Zulu Wae Kldunpeil 1 » j » ltrilieher. "Tramp, come here, you rnseal! Up on two feet! Now walU for the gen tleman! That's nicely done, my littlo man." It was IVof. Conrad of the ••Country Circus" talking to his won dorful dog, says the Chicago Times. "I have trained many animals," said the professor, "but of them all I think I like my little black-and-tan "Tramp'' best of all. It was very hard work at first petting him to do what I wanted, and it required a great deal of pa tience and kindness, but that little fellow would do anything in the world for me now. Wouldn't you, Tramp?" Tramp nodded assent "It was in \S7 I lirst foolc him in nand. lie was only a baby then, be ing now about ■> years old. From the very start ho s v owod rare intelligence, but it required, above all good tem per and good judgment to endow him. so to speak, with tho canine intolli gener which in him seems at times al most human. By the way, my family is rather an expensive one. Tramp there has just had his breakfast Bog-cake? Oh, no. A brace of nice lamb chops; nothing loss. The finest in the market is none too good for him. Lamb chops or porterhouse, properly prepared, with a mug of good claret to wash it down, is his usual fare. Zulu, that's my baboon, is even moro particular, and will not eat a mor.-el except when personally present to superintend the cooking. "Zulu, you must know, is a sacred baboon with a history. Some few years ago, when ho was a baby, and v'hen any pious Hindoo would gladly have sacriliced his own life to save him from tho slightest inconvenience, an irreverant British soldier kidnaped him. Bringing him to London tho mercenary wretch was socking to dis pose of him, when, by good chance, I was enabled to securo him. I took him to the shelter of my houso, whore I did everything to lighten his captivi ty. As you have seen. I dress him in the richest that monoy cun purchase and feed him on tho best "YctZuluisqit times unhappy. Ho is contemplative and retiring. He re spects himself and will not associate with tho common long-tailed monkeys, and even if lie does a bareback act on Michael Angelo, the Abyssinian don key; he does so under protest and only in order to earn an honest livelihood. ' 'His peculiar nature caused me no end of trouble last week. Zulu, for some reuson, took a dislike to one of tho members of tho band that dis courses circus-music during tho ring performance. This dislike grew so pronounced that it was with difficulty I got him to appear for a couplo of nights. Ho insisted that tho musician must lie discharged or ho would refuse to perform. As the mon aro all good members of the musical union it was a matter of impossibility to dispense with any one of them, so in my de spair I sought tho manager and ex plained tho trouble to him. Ho, by placing the man who hud excited the enmity of the sacred baboon at the rear of the tent and well out of sight so far appeased Zulu's wrath that af ter that he was well behaved again.' 1 MARKING THEIR LOVERS. An Odd Cu«t«>m Which Prevail« Amons Norwegians. While visiting in a Norway village, a traveler, who wo will call Mr. L., took lessons in Norse from a lady. One evening there chanced to be pres ent a certain Norwegian gentleman. When the lady arose to go to her lodgings iu on adjoining house. Mr. L. offered to escort her; but she de clined the offer abruptly. Rather surprised at her manner Mr. L. asked the Norwegian if the young lady was engaged or married, and. if' not, what was tho meaning of the ring she wore? "I am ignorant,'' he continued, "ot the difference of your rings between married, unmarried, going to be mar ried. and never going to be married." "Oh. you will never tell that," said the Norwegian laughing loudly. "We «an not mark the women in this coun try. us you do. but. they mark tho men. Amongst us; it is tho man who wears the ring. ■ 'Oh. I see. That is a new light. " said the traveler, taking tho man's left hand, on the fourth finger of which was a plain gold ring, --That is your wedding ring. thonP" "Nat nai, " he replied blushing. "That means that I have got to be married." , ••And then what becomes of it?" "We put it on the right hand in stead of the left, " replied the Nor wegian. holding out his hand to say •good night" Then as he was closing the door be ihind him, he said, in confidential tones— ■ Yes; that young lady who was talking to you is going to marry me next month."—Saturday Evening J'ost. Qulte Aaother Case, 'Sympathetic Passenger—That's a queer mark on your right thumb porter. I guess the blacking brush handle caused it The Porter (patronizingly)—Not sah. Dat's not made by do handle ob de brush. It am caused by de friction ob de new shears I got fer clippliT ray coupons. Laws, Mistah! yer look 'zif ye was goin' to faint Hab a glass ob ice wattah?—Pittsburg Bulletin. In parts ot Australia, a turkey, in tended as a present, is often kept in whisky for several hours to make it piquant and tender. Then it can be ac cepted in the spirit in which it is tendered. —Philadelphia Ledger. WHY BRUTES ARB DUMB. Cnrlon* Tradition of the Lake Region Indians of Soulh Csnada. The American Indians, especially those of the lake regions of Southern Cumula, relate a curious tradition to account for the fact that all lower animals aro dumb, says tho St Louis Republic. In very, very early times. they say. tho father of nil tribes lived in a beautiful country over against tho rising sun. His form was perfect and his face handsome in tho extrema nis descendants being all superb speci mens of humanity. Knowing of their accomplishments and being much given to flattering each other, they became very haughty and arrogant As a punishment for their bigotry tho Great Father warned tho father of tho tribes in a dream that a deluge would bo sent to drown them from od the face of the earth. In the dream which forewarned the father of tho tribes of the great calamity inpend icg tiiero was presented to his vision ary view tho form and outlines of a raft, which was to be used in saving a remnant of his bigoted people. In those days all animals talked as men do; and. when tho father of the trilles informed tho beasts of th ; field of his dream, and of his intentions con cerning the building of a gieat raft, they protested, declaring their unwill ingness to accompany him on any such expedition. But the man's su perior intellig -nco prevailed. He built the raft, and lo! had hardly fin ished when tho great flood came. Tho man's family and pairs of every beast took .passage and floated for many months on tho surface of the deluge. The clouds cleared away on tho second day after tho embarkation, and for seventeen successive moons tho man used ttie sun ns a guide, continually steering toward his place of setting. But tho animals, every one of them (who it will bo remembered. Imd the power of speech), protested against sailing to tho west, declaring in one voico that they preferred steering toward's the sun's rising place. These murmurs had been going on for some days, when to tho infinite joy of the man, who had been holding the fort against this hordo of creatures who had the voices of men and tho reason of beasts, great spots of dry land be gan to appear. Finally this rudely constructed ark grounded, and the man and his family and tho boasts were again permitted to press the face of tho earth with their feet. But a great and lasting crlamity had over taken the animals. For their mur murs against tho mnu while on the water they were deprived of thoir pow er of spoech, and have remained dumb from that day. An Lnranny Cut Tho other evening a lady in the up per part of Ihe city, who is in no way superstitious, discovered a large* white cat fighting her own pussy in the parlor. As she entered tho room tho white cat was making particular havoc with pussy's hair. A young man who was calling on tlie family was called into the parlor and prompt ly chucked tho stranger cat out of the door. In two minutes the lady dis covered the white cat in another room and again she was put out tho door. Then the lady wont into a bed room and lo! the whito cat was there, de murely dozing on the bed. This was too much. With a scream, the lady ran out of the room, and the phenome non was thrown out of tho window. Nothing more was seen of the white cat, but tho lady things that all witches don't disguise as black cats. — Lowiston Journal. AMONG FUNNY FOLKS. Tho mail train is seldom late, but the train of a female is always behind.— Ulens Falls Republican. "Oh, mamma !" cried Willie, on seeing a zebra for the first time, "do come here and see this poor little convict pony."— Harper's Young People. "But what on earth could have induced you to marry a man so utterly your in feriort" "My dear girl, I never met. man who wasn't."—Judy. A child was asked what dust was and she said: "Bust is mud with the juice squeezed out " Tho same child said that "snow was popped rain "—Harper's Bazar. Judge—"One year and $50 fine." Pris oner's Lawyer—"I would like to make a motion to have that sentence reversed. '' Judge—"All right. Fifty years and $1 fine.''—Life. "Papa, why does the drum major of a band wear that big thing on his head!" "Because the natural size of his head is not equal to the occasion, my son. ''—Bal timore American. "Why do wa fire cannon and express Joy over Washington's birthday more than over minet" asked a Texas school-teacher. "Because Washington is dead and you ain't," was the reply.—Texas Siftings. "Rast us, do you know of any poor and worthy woman to whom I can send a tur key. "Yath, Mars' George." "Who is she!" "My wife. She's powerful poor, 'n' monstrous worthy, sah." —Harper's Basar. Countryman, looking up from paper— "John, what does '1-a' stand fort" John, pouring over bis lesson in geography— "Louisiana, sir." Countryman—"Well, this 'Louisiana grip' seems to be an epi demic."—Harper's Basar. A man standing in a store door in a Texas town called out to a countryman sitting on a wagon: "How are all your folks coming ont" "Your brother's bay mule is dead, but all the rest of your kins folk are aiive • and kicking."—Texas Siftings. Mrs. Tangle—"Henry, you have been making presents to that girl you call your amanuensis Don't try to deuy it ! I have proof." Mr. Tangle—"What proof, pray I" Mrs. Tangle—"I found in your pocket a bill for ribbon for typewriter,'"—Kate Field's Washington. "So you heve got twins at your house!" said Mrs. Bezumbe to little Johnny Saluel sou. "Yes, mam, two of 'em." "What are you going to call them!" "Thunder and Lightning." "Why. those are strange names to call children." ''Well, that's what pa called 'em as soon as he heard they were in the house."—Texas 8lftinp. HUNTING WITH A BELLED BUCK. . j I I ; Angry at the Killing of Its Slate, Ils Nearly Kill* His Master. In the early days of Alabama a fam ily of Johnsons lived a few miles from llecatur. Two of tho boys, Ben and Billy, became famous hunters in that region. They were deep in all wiles of woodcraft and had many a cunning scheme to secure game. At different times they captured does when quite young, and after raising them so us to thoroughly domesticate them would bell a doe in tho mating season and turn hor loose. She would quite frequently bo followed back to tho house by several bucks. Tho hell gave warning of tho approach and the brothers would then lie in ambush and shoot tho bucks. Once they captured a male fawn and reared him to stalwart buckhood. lie was a splendid fellow, as gentlo as a kitten and moro useful than a dog, for lie could bo belled in the mating sea son and would find a doe every day. which tho brothers would shoot in tho morning. One morning Ben hoard tho bell out on the mountain and started to fine, it. On coming in sight the buck was seen by tho side of a lino doe. The hunter killed her and went forward-to skin and dress tho meat. Ho had always been in the habit of proceeding in this way, and, appre hending no trouble whatever, neg locted to reload his gun. Approach ing his game so as to cut her throat and bleed her, ho was hindeicd some what by tho buck. He gave tho ani mal an impatient push and was in tho act of laying hold of tho dead deer when tho live one made a vicious lungo at him with his horns. Ben was taken by surprise and the beast tumbled him over the carcass, but as tho buck returned to the charge he sprang up and received it with courage. Seizing the animal by ono horn, the hunter began cutting at him. He could not reach a vital part, how ever, and meantime the brute was wildly dashing through tho under brush, bruising Johnson's body and occasionally goring him. The hunter's case was getting quite desperate. Tho infuriated brute, with horns and hoofs had nearly stripped Johnson. The strange antagonists both had numerous wounds and were covered with blood. Tho doer jerked looso at last and made an awful plunge. Johnson sprang behind a sapling and the deer's horns encircled it. Tho hunter instantly seized both horns and held tho deer with his nose to the ground. This gave the man a slight advantage, and yet he could not let looso with either hand so os to use his knife, for the mad creature con stantly lurched and plunged back and forth. The best he could do was to hold to tho buck's horns until the creature would become exhausted from tho loss of blood. But Ben himself was now becoming weak, and he began to call for help. Billy heard him, and. hurrying to his assistance, found Ben and the buck nearly dead. Ho cut the buck's throat and released the deer hunter from the mo-it perilous position he had ever occupied. Tile Hear Old Noul. She was a very innocent lady with grown-up daughters; and when one of tho latter left her at a railway station for an hour she thought she would buy a book to while away the time. Tho book was one of Zola's and when the daughter came back—she was junior at Vassar and knew a thing or two—she was horrified. "What on earth did you buy that for, mother?" she asked. • i did not know there was anything wrong about it," said the mother; "is there?" "I should say yes," said the Vassar girl; ••didn't you find it so?" ••Net" 6aid mamma; "but I was not interested in it Is it very bad?" "No," said tho daughter, "it's not the worst of his books; but it isn't good. " "Come to think of it" said the mamma, "I noticed when I picked it up that it was 'entored at the New York postoffice as second-class mat ter.' ''—Detroit Free Press. Aunouurlng a Birth. The Empress Maria Theresa had borne sixteen children to her husband, and she found time to get away from the affairs of state and attend to tho endless details of their teething, wean ing. and education. She made the whole of Austria, as it were, a con fidante of her maternal pleasures and excitements. When, in 1708, the news arrived of the birth of her grand son (afterward Francis tho Second) she hurried off to tho opera—where she had not been since her husband's death—in anything but imperial at tire. leaned over the edge of her box, and called out to her neighbprs in a voice loud enough for the whole house to hear: "Poldel' (Leopold) • -has got a boy. and on my wedding, day. too; is not that gallant?" We aro not surprised to be told that this speech electrified both pit and boxes. —Argonaut The Ways or Woman. A family in Hartem were just sitting down to dinner the other evening when a messenger arrived in hot haste with a note for the mistress of Ihe house. It was from a woman friend and ran: i "I am unexpectedly invited out to dine this evening and want to make an impression. Do send me ail your diamond rings to wear and I'll return them in the morning: I shall be so 1 obliged and will do as much for you if i ever have the opportunity." 1 The rings were sent and promptly returned next day. And the man of the house said that the ways of women were beyond any man's comprehension, but his wife only laughed softly and said uothing. —New York Recorder. ( AN ANCIENT DOLL IT HAS BEEN A PET FOR FOUR GENERATIONS. A Relic of the Da re of the Revolution 'Discovered In Boston After Over a Hundred Vears of Service Tatty Is Severely Dlsflcured. In the early years of the revolution a Boston merchant who, like many others, was greatly disturbed in his business and domestic relations, rather than have his family undergo the pri vations to which they might be sub jected, removed them to a place whien he hoped would bo free from warlike scenes. They set up a home in Andover and became the parishioners of Rev. Jonathan French. the famous minister of that name. The cordial welcome extended by the minister and his family to those who had fled from the troubles of Boston led the merchant to do something as u mark of appreciation, lie had seen in London some remarkable specimens of carved wood in dolls, and he resolved to import two of these imitations of human life whenever relations with the mother country would admit. This he did in 1781 importing the first dolls ever brought to this country. The two were exactly alike and were called the twins. One of them was for the duughter of the importer and the other for the daughter of the Andover minister. These two dolls were regarded as rare specimens of art, and the children who were so fortunate as to possess them were the envied of the com mun ity. When the war had ceased, indepen dence had been acknowledged and affairs in Boston assumed their wonted eonditiou, the merchant went back to his old home and the intimate relations of the families ceased to exist. The doll that had been kept in the mer chant's family was lost sight of. 11 was doubtless destroyed more than a century ago. But not so with Patty, the pet of the parsonage. Abigail French, the minis ter s daughter, was born on the last day of May, 1770. She was 8 years of age when she received this treasure. Mrs. French did not fail to use the London doll as a means of teaching lasting object lessons. She insisted upon its being carefully tended and thoughtfully and affectionately spoken to. In Abigail's treatment of the doll the mother sa w reflected her own man agement of the children of that old parsonage. In 1790 Abigail French became the wife of the Rev. Samuel Stearns, a young man who had studied theology under the direction of her father: from being the daughter of one parsonage she became the mistress of another. Dressed in a scarlet cloak and hat, which are still in existence, she accom FATTY, panied her young husband to Bedford. He had just been made the minister fo the town; but her duties as the leading lady of the parish did not eausc her to forget Patty, who was brought to the new parsonage with the bride's wed ding outfit, and has been kept there ninety-five years. What Patty was to her first owner she was to the thirteen children of the parsonage, and was always an object of household regard. While the boys, of course, had other pets for close com panionship, they were taught to treat Patty with due regard for their mother's and sisters' feelings. Cuff, tlie old family negro servant and slave, never scorned to rock the cradle with its two occupants, if Patty was one, A little worse for wear Patty came down to the third generation, and the grandchildren of Abigail French found their visits to the old parsonage of added pleasure because of the presence of "Old Fat Patty," as they began to call her. Members of the fourth generation still derive a peculiar satisfaction from tending the houshold doll, although they arc loaded, as are other children, with dolls that sing, cry and close their eyes. Patty has been the solace for four generations, through all sorts of ex periences, and is still stout and strong. Her costume has been somewhat modernized, but evidences of the col onial age are still apparent. Her nose, never of the Roman pattern, has suffered a compound fracture and her cheeks are somewhat speckled, pre sumably from her various exposures of measles, chicken pox and the like. Among those who have tenderly fondled Patty are eminent clergymen, professors, artists, merchants, authors and college presidents. Many of them have done their work and gone, but Patty is still at home at the old parson age in Bedford. A Texas Steer. A bunko gentleman in Galveston Texas, steered a man into a resort and got all he had: a new ease of measles. Is this a Texas steer. I HOLLAND 'S LITTL E QUEEN, A Mta. Who is Heir«. toj. Throne and Great Riche#« There is a world-wide interest taken in the affairs of the little 10 -year-old queen of Holland, whose full name is Wilheltnina Helene Pauline Mane, and readers will undoubtedly be pleased to see the accompanying portrait of the little sovereign, which is reproduced from the Housekeepers' Meekly. Ac cording to that journal the child is said to be quite a pretty little girl, unsually bright and quick at her studies and very fond of outdoor .'-ports. She is de voted to haU playing, being said never to cry when she receives a "stinger, thus showing herself a worthy daughter of the land of pluck. She is able to row her own boat on the lake near the , astle where she resides. When asked once why she preferred to be unat tended when out rowing she answered: "Because I like to think tilings and tall: to myself and make up stories and verses, f can never do it w lien 1 am watched." , , Seven is Wilhclmina's hour for rising. After she lias said lier prayers at lier rmxcKss w'ii.iif.i.min'a. mother's bedside she is dressed and goes to her stnd'ci and her music. She always wean white dresses, kid shoes and white silk stockings. From U to 12 she is at lier lessons with her English ■overness, M iss Winter. She is apt at study, being already mistress of four languages. After lier simple noon-tide lunch of milk, fruit and eggs, she goes out of doors, no matter what tlie weather, to visit her pigeon house and feed its 150 cooing inmates—which last js an occupation especially dear to lier heart. Until 8 o'clock, which is her bedtime, she amuses herself with rid ing on lier little Shetland pony or play ing with lier beautiful dolls, whose j magnificent court dresses are a delight to lier, as they would be to any 10-year old. __ NEWS OF THE SKIES. Onr Salten Sea anil the Alleged Lakes On Mars. The new lake in California may throw light upon some of the mysterious changes that have occurred upon the planet Mars. Near the equator of Mars there is a region which lias been be- i lieved to be part of the dry land of that planet, and which has been named Lybia by the Italian astronomer Schiaparelli. A few days ago a change occurred in the color of Lybia, and some of tlie oil servers thought that it must have been suddenly overflowed \\ itli water, since it had assumed the color eliararteristie to tlie other regions of Mars that are supposed to lie water-covered. Other similar changes have been seen by tel escopists on Mars. Now that a new laite has been formed on the earth, why may not a similar phenomenon have taken place in Mars? A recent eruption on the sun's face was photographed, and lasted for fully fifteen minutes. Its angular height showed it to bo a disturbance causing the vapors to ascend fully 80.000 miles. VICAR GENERAL FARLEY. Ills Zeal Tor the Chureli Rewarded by Rapid Tromotlon. Vicar General Farley, the new incum bent of the office in the Catholic dioces of New York, is rector of St. Gabriel's church on East Thirty-seventh street. New York city. He is about 45 years old and was born in Ireland, receiving his early education at St. John's col lege, Ford ham, from which he grad uated in I860. His talent and industry M&q. Farley. early attracted the attention of Car dinal McCloskey, who sent him to finish his studies in the American college at Rome. He took holy orders in 1870 and two years later became the cardinal's secretary, in which position he re mained until 1884, when he became rec tor of St. Gabriel's. In the same year he was also appointed private chamber lain to the Pope. In 1886 he was ap pointed diocesan consulter and one of the ofidcial advisers of the a rchbishop. Torn to Death by a Hog. A few days since near Wabash. Ind., John McClurg, a fanner, was uttacked by a cross hog. 1 lie hog got him down and sunk its tusks deep into his neck. The carotid artery was torn, and almost before friends who heard his cries reached him he had bled to death. Mr. McClnrg was 62 years old, and had lived in Huntington county many years. CATC HING OH Q8T8. Aow Photographer* Take th* 0 . Pleturea Which Tuttle the P«„T* U, Prairie Du Sac, Wis., Cor. : i two illustrations of "ghost" graphs, and will briefly described manner or making them. I quick-working lens and a camera Wi^l «Wir É an instantaneous shutter. I take a I plate-holder, put in a first-class dry I plate, put the holder in the camera and pull the slide. Then 1 get on my wheel and have my assistant press the button while I "do the rest." I then get off I and stand behind the wheel while the button is pressed again. Thisgivesthe effect shown in figure 1. Figure 2 is made up by first taking the lady pqj>ed in the "lap'' position, and then using the same negative for s \n & man. Each will be perfectly transpsr. ent, and the position rather embarrass ing to the parties interested. I have taken myself on horseback and standing in ghostly form holding the bridle at the same time. _ F. C. Obrf.cüt. A QUEER CASE. A Father, Influenced by Spirits, I.rsrn His Children Out of His Will. The Collins will contest ease in Judge Fisher's court in St. Louis developed some interesting testimony the other day. The trial is a tight between chil dren over their father's property. Ed win F. and George K. Collins are suing Mrs. Carrie A. Grafarth. their sister, and a brother named Charles. The father, John M. Collins, left the bulk of his property to Mrs. Grafarth, who, it is alleged, is a spiritualist, and had undue influence over her father. It was shown that seances used to be held at her house. Among tlie testi. mony submitted there were three let ters received from the spirit world. Edwin T. Collins testified that his father had given him the letters, stat ing that he had received them from his dead wife, the mother of the children in tlie present suit, during seances. The following are copies of the letters: "Dear John: Glad I am to commun icate with you. I am a little wiser than I was in eartli life. Now, I know this is a great truth. We agree on that now. I am still progressing. I will do all I can for you with the help of other spirit friends. We often impress you, and we impress you not to build, as it will be best not to do so, yet awhile. With much love. Amanda." The second letter is as follows: "My Dear Husband: I am here with you, with tlie assistance of George and others. I touched you on the head sev eral times. I am at rest and satisfied with the spirit world. Tell Alice to answer my letter, which I presented, and I will come to you. I was with you m your stupor or sleep. Will be with you often. Your loving wife, Amanda." The third letter read ns follows: "My Dear John: 1 wrote you the other evening, do not worry so much about George and Charles. We will look after them and bring them to see things differently. Dear John, 1 am. as ever, Amanda.' Mrs. Edwin Collins testified tlmt the whole family were spiritualists. Attor ney Frank E. Richey. Mrs. Grafraths attorney, asked her which of them was the medium, and she replied that they were all mediums. The attorney asked her what they used to do at the seance*, and she replied that they were develop ing. _.__ Shot from Ambush. At Centra.l W. Va., last week high waymen attacked a farmer named Carse as he was returning home from Toll Gate, Ritchie county, and had his horse not become frightened and r»n away he would probably have bee" murdered. The attack began by »hot guns fired from ambush, which ' ,as followed by a large number of shots from revolvers as the horse fled- Two shots took effect, inflicting serious in juries. John Collins, an old enemy « Carse, is accused of committing t • crime. There has been trouble between them before, and both men are un ef heavy peace bonds. Collins disap peared. ______* The Next. , j Joseph L. Tice has been convicted m murdering his wife in Rochester, N and has been sentenced to be elec r° cuted at Auburn during the week com mencing Monday, the X8th day of uary next.