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Dear heart" they Bald, "the sun Is high. Noon came while you were sleeping." Ah no! the dawn creeps up the sky," He said, nor heard their weeping. Again he asked the hour of day When dusk was slowly falling; It cannot be, for far away I hear the robins calling." . And last he said: "I must arise. For now the morn 13 breaking," Then closed once more hi3 weary eyes. And knew no earthly waking. All through that day his mind was dim, They sadly thought; unknowing That while he lingered here, for him Another dawn was glowing. Mary T. II Igginson, in N. Y. Independent. A DtiOP OF BLOOD. rsp5N 1775 the bngan- tine Gov. Clinton left Philadelphia loaded with flour for Spanishtown, Jamaica, It was the 15th of Decem ber, and Capt. Ira Drake, her com mander, expected to eat his New Year dinner on the island. Every thing- was auspicious, and with a north westwind he sailed down the river. He remarked long after that he felt un usually flurried by his parting with Mi s. Drake and her daughter Emma on the wharf, but not being of an imagin ative turn of mind, the impressions passed and he saw the tall poplars and ?ed-roofed farmhouses in the Neck fade away under the winter sunset with pro fessional indifference. The Gov. Clinton was only 430 tons, end she left port in company with 26 others, foreign bound, most of them square rigged. Mrs. Drake and Emma walked up Fecond street to their home, which was in the house, then a two-story, after wards the tea store of the late eccentric 1o!m Lamond, who died a few months prr0. To be a captain's wife in those clays was to hold social position next be low the magnates of Society Hill, and Capt. Drake was reported a prosperous "Mother," said the daughter, "do you feel any unusual anxiety in parting with father this voyage?" i.'No, my dear, Don't let such tb'ngs gx-t into your mind." "Yes, but the Aggy Slade has been out over 60 days, and she's bound for Jamaica, too. Poor Mrs. Folsom is just wild about her husband. How I do wish father would give up the sea and stay iiahore." Shipmasters' wives had to have stout hearts in those days; there were perils -on the sea then that are unknowfi now a "West India voyage meant poor -charts, dodging among the reefs and keys of the Bahama banks, northers, hurricanes and more deadly assaults from the desperate ruffians thatinfested the coast of Cuba and were secretly up held by the Spanish authorities, who -shared in their plunder, and at this time both Tardy and the La Fittes were .known to be cruising in the gulf. Christmas passed, and as New Year's came on a feeling of uneasiness and dread entered the Drake household. Emma had an additional source of anx iety. Sam Spain, although only 24, was first officer of the Gov. Clinton, and a eplendid specimen of the American eailor, and before this voyage he and llmma had exchanged vows. And bo poor Emma fretted, and made her mother anxious. New Year's day, 179G, was cold, blus tering and sleety, and after attendance ot early mass at St. Joseph's both wom en sat down to breakfast. "For the Lord's sake, Emma, don't tell me anything about your dreams. You make me nervous. Your father and the brig are all right, and when the Quickstep comes in we'll hear from THE GIKIS VOICE BOSS TO A. SCREAM. Bpanishtown. She sails from there to day." "But, mother, there is something In dreams, and I never had such dread iul ones before, and you know good God, what is that?" and the girl's voice arose to a scream. "Oh, mother! on your hand, on your hand!" t The mother looked and grew pale as death. There, on her plump, white hand was a drop of ruddy blood. She murmured: "Maybe I pricked myself with the fork," and with a shudder wiped away the dread token. But there was no wound, the skin being unbroken. "There, there, it has come again! Oh, mother, let's pray. My dear father and .ram are in peril. I know it. I feel it." And they knelt, and with heads bowed down prayed to Him who rules the winds and tempests to spare their loved ones on the sea. The Gov. Clinton was. an old tab and ,did her best when she reeled olf eight knots on a bowline, but this time, under ,m fair northeast wind, she was cutting t; feather through the waves of. the Ba JLama banks on the 19th of December. smm iff Here her good luck ended. A northet set in, driving them 200 miles off their course, and then head winds blew for a week, so that it was the last day in the year before they came in sight of the Cuban coast, and not over ten miles off Cape St. Antoine the wind failed and there came one of those dead calms pe culiar to these latitudes; the sails hung without a shiver and the pennant was as straight down as a yard of pump water. But this was not the worst. Capt.. Drake knew that be was in the track of the pirates and was practically helpless to keep away from them, and at this moment he was doubtless sig naled off shore to some of their ves sels. Everything depended on keeping a stout heart. His six 24-pound carronades were loaded with grape and kentledge, the arm chest was opened, cutlasses and pis tols were served to the crew, muskets were loaded and the cook filled his cop pers with hot water, ready to repel Hoarders. All hands kept watch that night, and in the morning Mate Spain went aloft with a glass. He at once hailed the deck. "There is a topsail schooner lying behind that point of land off the starboard quarter. I can't make out any sail on her." "All right, come down. We'll have breakfast. There's trouble ahead. But there are 23 of us, all good men, and we ought to make a tidy fight for our lives." A strict watch was kept at the mast head, and at ten o'clock a hail came: "There's a boat full of men putting oil shore. It is a yawl with a tug. She's coming fast under sweeps." The ensign was seized union dowrn to attract some passing vessel, and all waited and watched. There were not less than 40 men in the yawl. When it was within about 20 yards of the brig the captain cried "fire!" But as usual two of the carronades missed fire, the other scattered ten feet wide of the boat, and next it swept under the bow, the leader, a white man, springing into the chains, followed by a gang of mulattoes, negroes and Span iards, all big men. Their captain's head just came above the bow, when he was run through the neck by a pike and dropped overboard, but his men man aged to get on the bowsprit and some aboard. Two of the pirates mounted the channels and tumbled in to the waist. The cook, a negro giant weigh ing 300, rushed at them with a cutlass, beat down their guard and hewed them down. A third had grasped the swiftex A STRICT WATCH TfAS KEPT. to help him up, when Ms arm was cut clean off at the shouldt'r by the negro. A splash in the water told the rest. In the bow the defenders had done good&work, but Capt. Drake waa stretched on the bits, covered with blood. The last pirate had run out on the jibboom and fired his pistol jus't as a musket ball took his life, but he had done his work, for poor Spain got his bullet in the head and never spoke after. They were beaten, and under o parting volley the ruffians sprang to their sweeps, and, with the loss of half their crew, made for land. Suddenly the mainsail gave a flop. Nc orders were needed. The topsail hal' 3 ards were manned. "Up with the fly ing jib, trim sheets, round in starboard braces!" was the cry, and the little brig began to surge through the water. "See! see! the schooner's making sail. Up goes her gaff ' and foresail. Tho fight's not over, men! She'll cut us to pieces with her long Tom." Just then came the sound of a heavy gun, and so intent-were the crew watching the pi rate vessel that they had not seen, half a mile away, a British corvette piling on sail up to royals. She was a flyer, too, and inside of five minutes swept down on the brig, hailed and was told what had occurred. The pirate craft was intent only on saving her men in the yawl, but it was too late. The corvette ran her down and at 100 yards gave the marauders a shower of grape that tore the boat and crew into splinters. The schooner made off, followed by the man-o'-war, and both disappeared in the southern board. The second mate took command of the brig. Her captain had a broken thigh and a shot through his body, while the mate and four of the crew lay dead. The breeze kept steady, and on the 4th of January they came to an chor in Spanishtown harbor. Capt. Drake lived to get well and quit the sea. But before the Christ church chimes rang for another Christmas poor Emma Drake had followed her lever to a better land. Philadelphia Times. A Misunderstanding. "I say, stranger," whispered a western man who had strayed into an uptown theater where the pl.y of "Romeo and Juliet" was going on, "I can't make head or tail of this thing. What's the the name of this play anyhow?" "Romeo and Juliet." "Well, if I'd known that," said' the disgusted westerner, "I wouldn't have come in. I understood the feller at the door to say it was something about Omaha and Joliet." Harlem Life. To sec a rainbow in a areaxn fore- I tokens a long journey. GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE. Borne Predictions by a Prophet Who Hat Previously Hit the Mark. Over 40 years ago an old German hermit published in a Bavarian paper a curious prophecy. In it he foretold the Austro-Russian and Franco-Russian wars, the death of Pope Pius and the Turko-Russian debate at arms. He said that Germany would have three emperors in one year before the end of the century, and indicated the death of two United States presidents by assas sination. All these things have come to pass. In the same article he said that when the 20th century opens great seismic disturbances will take place, which will cauee the submersion of New York city and the western half of the city of Havana. Cuba is to break in two, while Florida and Lower California are to suffer total extinction. The shock of these earthquakes will raze buildings to the ground in almost every city on the continent; millions of lives and billions worth of proierty will be lost. There is to be a change m economic conditions of almost every civilized na tion, lie foretells the growth of a democratic spirit in England, which will result in a revolution that will overthrow the present form of govern ment and make the country a republic. He says the last ruler of England wiil be the best the country ever had, and the first president of the new nation will be one of the royal family. Queen Victoria is by long odds the best ruler England has ever had, and in a recent speech the prince of Wales said it is his desire to live to see Eng land a republic. According to the her mit, Russia, France and Italj- will form an alliance, and will enter into war with Turkey. This war is to be tha outgrowth of Turkish peisecution of Christian subjects. The triple alii ance will conquer the domain of the pick man of the east. At the expira tion of the war complcations will arise which will plunge Italy and France into war with Russia. The result will be that the two countries will be gob bled up by the northern power and will cease to exist as independent nations. While the war is being waged between them the pope will move the seat o Catholicism from Rome to some town in southern Ireland. A rebellion will take land of the shamrock. place m in which tha the country will become independent of England. Then a conflict will arise between the ultra-Catholics of the south of Ireland and the ultra-Protestants of the north, in which the south erners will be the victors. A kingdom will be established, and it is predicted that the reign of the first potentate will become historic for its tyranny. The prophet paints a dark future fox the United States. He says at the clos-3 of the century a feeling of unrest will seize the people. This feeling will be the outgrowth of unequal social and economic conditions. He pretlicts that the 25th president will be the last ex ecutive head of the United States. Dur ing his administration the discontented masses will break into open rebellion, and the established form of govern ment will be rent asunder, aad for a year or more anarchy will prevail. When order shall be brought out of chaos six republics will be formed, with capitals at the following cities: San Francisco, Denver, New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington and Boston. N. Y. Mercury. TEN MILL.ION TONS OF COAL. New York Annually Consumes Amount with Little Smoke. A prominent New York coal Tliia nier- chant, while showing a Fittsburcrh friend about New York on the occasion of the latter'a first visit to the metropo lis, took him to the top of one of the very highest buildings in town and pointed out to him the different ob jects of interest that eouk' be seen. The western man took in the beautiful view of the bay and then looked north ward over mile? and m:"les o: roofs and chimneys, over the vast expanse of street and park, business buildings and dwellings, and then turned t his friend with the remark that the most astonish ing thing to him was that it was so clear. Not a blot ot smoke marred the landscape. Clear and brilliant in the sun of a brill-ant winter day. New York was clean and neat and the great est possible contrast to the dingy and grimy cities of the wes, where the use of coal is not restricted to certain kinds. New Yorkers have made a study of the combustion cf coal and they have learned how to get the most out of it with the least dirt and smoke. The enormous amcimt of 10,000,000 tons of anthracite coal is now burned every year in New York, and thi is not at all remarkable when it is considered to what an extent the use of coal enters into the everyday life of the people. The coal dealers of New York are le gion, and the business has grown to immense proportions. The ease with which coal can be shipped to New York and unload eft in order to get it to the market with th least possible hand ling has contributed to a great extent to the success which New York coal merchants have attained. N. Y. Mail and Express. A Remarkable Youth. "Have you any offspring?" inquired the severe, long-haired passenger, through his nose, of a stranger by his side. "Oh, yes, sir," was the polite reply, "a son." "Ah, indeed! Does he use tobacco?"' "Never touches it in any form." "I'm glad to hear that. Tobacco is monstrously sinful. Does he indulge in spirituous liquors?" "Never tasted a drop in his life." "Excellent. Stay out nights?" "No, sir. Never thinks of going out after supper." "I'm very inuch pleased to know this, sir. Your son is a remarkable young man." "Oh, he's not a young man. He's a two-months'-old baby."- Bay City Chat. ONE OF OUR TRAITS. TFe Are Ungrateful to the Living But Honor the Dead. nave ycu ever thought of how very ungrateful we are toward the living, and how we hustle around to maxe amends for it after they are dead? Among the prosperous farmers just over the lKrder of an adjoining state was one noted for making things count. He had as good and faithful a wife as ever fell to the lot of a man, but he did not seem to have much time for ter. She managed the household affjirs splendidly, made the finest buiter that went to the city market and never al lowed her family to want for home comforts. If she got the toothache he allowed her to doctor it, and if she complained of the pain he said she was growling, and showed by his manner? that he was annoj-ed. But if a sheep got the sniffs or if a cow showed signs of hollow-horn, or a pig became slightly scroffy, he would tear around at a great rate, sit up all night, .or ride post-haste to town at;d buy very expensive medicines, or bring the veterinary. He couldn't bear to see an aninia! suffer, besides, it it died, it was a dead loss. Through negiect to consult a den tist this man's wife became sorely afflicted, but she kept on her feet for his sake, as long as she could, then took to her bed and died. That man took it awf ully hard, wore crape, went moping around foi a year or more, and put up a monument to her memory at a cost that would h-.ve covered the expense of providing her with needed help, .medical attention, or made Iter life a comfort to her and a pleasure to him. Cincinnati furnishes a typical care. Prof. Vaughn, one of the most learned of its scholars, notably versatile, re spected and revered among scientists and philosophers, was allowed to go in rags and finally to die for want of food. With tattered overcoat, dilapidated hat, leaky shoes and empty pocket hi was permitted to make his borne on the streets in winter and pick up here and there a bit to eat, like a friendless dog. As soon as his starved, emaciated, dead body had been discovered, the whole town rushed to the rescue. The good people wno knew him well and r- ad often seen him in i a tiers were horrified to learn that he had died in want. The papers extolled his greatness in col umns of editorial, the ministry re counted his virtues in glowing wod?, and leading citizens at once proposed a monument to perpetuate his memory, and, of course, to show their high ap preciation of the man and of his ac complishments. In the public library stands a bronze bust of the famous Prof. Vaughn, but the inscription on the tablet does not tell that he suffered and finally died for the want of a tithe of the money in vested in this memento. Wonder are we waiting for sonic o.C our men of worth or our men of gen: us to die before we accord to them the honors long overdue? Have we those among us who, by a little just a little help could be and would be of g-icat value to our city? Would it not be more humane, more philanthropic and more sensible to aid them while tney live than to monument them when tKey die? Pittsburgh Commercial - Ga zette. NEGRO ELEMENT IN GUIANA. Venezuelan Blood Purer Than in Eng land's West Indian Colonies. The denunciation of ihe South Amer icans on the part of the English presu as a mongrel and degenerate race is, to say the ieast. extremely unbecoming. In no part of 1 he western world is tho white race yielding so completely to admixture with the nLgro race as in Jamaica and other of the British West India lslan is; while the rein live sprink ling of white population In British Guiana becomes less and less, until it may now be said without fear of contra diction thai there is absolutely no vis ible future foi any considerable whits population in the Guianas. Dutch Guiana recognizes that fact, while F rench Guiana has isuiik too low even for its old uses as a penal colony. Brit ish Guiana has long adnvtted these facts in its policy, but the P.ritish gov ernment will not allow the truth to be told in words. The situation is wholly different in Venezuela. That republic has a total population of 2,500,000. The negro ele ment is a very small one, and the same, thing is true o the Indian tribes. The1 great bulk of the population is of good Spanish origin, and although there is some slight admixture of Indian blood, which in some cass i3 found even in leading families, the result is not de grading. II is well known in the United States that a limited admixture of American Indian tJood does not vitiate the European stock. In matters of education, of art, music and litera ture, of fail ways and telegraphs, and of general material and social prog ress, Venezuela's presont condition is incomparably superior to that of Brit ish Guiana.--Et view of Reviews. Dog: Eating in Mexico. The dog meat business continues, de spite the stern examples that have been made of its vendors. A policeman seized a man named Genaro Perez, pass ing through the alley o "Los Gachu pines, who bore a suspicious-looking bag, which, on examination, disclosed the skinned carcass of a large dog, with the lower part of the legs cut off so as to prevent the easy recognition of its species. M. Perez was taken to the po lice station to the third demarcacion to be examined as to the antecedents of his dog meat, which, it is shrewd lj suspected, was destined to be made inte, savory dishes sold at the puestos undei the arcades. We are getting fast to be like Canton and other big Chinese towns, where dog is sold without shame and partaken of with gusto. Mexican Herald. In the time of Aristotle cocoons were unwound and silk was made in the island of Cos. HUMOROUS. -Bfce "You know you would be just as happy if you didn't kiss me." He "But do you suppose I am selfish enough to think only of myself?" liehoboth Sunday Herald. "Yes," said on theatrical manager, "that artist's salary is $300 a week." "Indeed!" replied the other. "Do you mind telling me how much she get ?" Wuchington Star. "I wish those electric sleighs were in use in Pittsburgh," remarked Miss Point Breeze to Miss Schenley Park. "Why?" "I understand they can be guided by the feet alone." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. "Say, Jack Perkins has asked me to lend him ten dollars." "Well, do it. As a personal favor to me let him have it." "Personal favor to you?" "Yea. If you don't let him have it, he will come to me for it." Harper's Bazar. Iiagson Tatters "Talk about hard luck, if I didn't get it proper!" Kolli tig stone Nomoss "What waz dat?" Itag son Tatters-"Why, 1 swiped a diamon' necklace, an- a'ter all me trouble I foun' it belonged to a actress." Phila delphia Record. Brother Jack (savagely) "You'd better drop that Tom Highby, Maud. He's little better than a card-sharp." Maud "Why. Jack; how can you say that?" Brother Jack- "We ployed poker six hours last night and quit even." Leslie's Weekly. "I remember," said Mrs. Wickwire, impressively, "you once said that if you had the world you would gladly lay it at my feet." "Oh, did I?" asked Mr. Wickwire. "Yes, you did. And now I have to nag at you fr three days to get you to lay a carpet." Indianapolis Journal. Invigorating Atmosphere. "No," said the gentleman from Margate. "I shouldn't like to brag about the invig orating quality of the atmosphere down Dur way, but I will simply mention that a feller in our town is making a good living by compressing it and sending it up to London for bicycle-riders to use in filling their tires. It has such elastic and lively qualities that the speed of the machine is increased from 10 to SO per cent." Tit-Bits. LACKED APPRECIATION. A Man Who Didn't Know When He TTas Well Off. I was sitting with the sheriff in front) of the town courthouse when he sud denly stood up, shaded his eyes with his hand and looked across the street, and then called out: "Heah, yo'! Is that yo Jim?" A colored man, about 50 years old, who was slouching along the other side, came across the street and replied: "Yes, Mars Renfog, dis am me." "And what ar' yo' doing heah?" "Ize jist walkin' out, sail. I dur thought I'd drap down and see my darter.'' "How did you get out?" "Jist made a hole through the back wall, sak." "Look-a-keah, Jim," said the sheriff, as he sat down aj;d picked up a stick to whittle on, "I ain't gwine to stand this fussin' no mo'. This is nigh about seven times you's broke out o' jail." "Yes, sah; nigh 'bout seben times, sah, but don't be hard on me." "You's got out by the doah, the win dow, the floor, the ceiling and the walk;, rnd you's put me to trouble and the county to expense Now yo' can't go back thar' no mo'!" "Please, sah!" "No, sah, yo' can't do it. I've given yo' a fair show and yo' can't expect no mo'. Yo' can jest lake yourself off." "But, Mars Renfog, I'ze dun bin put in jail on a hog case, an' I'ze got to stay dar till de cotehouse meets!" protested the man. "I know 3rou were arrested and ex amined and bound over, and all that, but I'm tired of the fussing. I ain't go ing to stand by and let nobody damage the jail. You's got out and come back, and now I won't abide it no mo' I Jist take yo'self right oil and don't come back to my jail again unless you want to be hard used. If I find yo' break-In in I'll shoot yo' shores yo'r bo'n!" "Won't yo' try me jist once mo'?" pleaded the prisoner. "No, sah! I've d rawed the line and now you's got to go and take keer of yo'self. I'm tellin' yo' to scatter befo' I make yo' turn in and stop up that last hole in the wall!" The man "scattered" in a discour aged, dejected way, and as he was lost to sight down the street the sheriff growled: "Durn a feller wno don't know when he's being used like a bo'n gentleman.' -Detroit Free Press. After-Effects of Grippe. No one has, up to date, been able sat isfactorily to diagnose the after-effect of this remarkable epidemic. An emi nent authority, in commenting on its peculiarities, says that fresh air is the best tonic and restorer. Among the more serious symptoms of conva lescence is the extreme deprsion to which the patient is liable. In this state a suicidal tendency is often developed, and hysteria is not uncommon. ThL is specially noted in cases where there has been a great deal of pain in the Lead. Pleasant and absorbing occupa tion is one of the best helps to recovery. Nourishing food, not too concentrated, a reasonable amount of exercise, stop ping far short of the point of weari ness, are also advantageous Above all, indulgence in depression should avoided, as this may develop into a chronic melancholia, and end in a men tal disease of a serious eharaeter. As a summary of treatment, take plenty of iresn air, simple ioaics,aounsningiootl and laugh and enjoy everything that come in the way. N. Y. Ledger. Mis u nciar&t ood. "Hannah," said the mistress to the new girl, you can take thAt brown serge dress of mine and put it in soak." "Yes'ni." said Hannah, "who's your fav'rite pawnbroker?" Detroit Fre Press. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. One million two hundred and eighty thousand eight hundred and sixty three persons visited the Atlanta expo sition. Indiana Baptists contributed last year to all denominational purposes, as reported in the Annual, an average of four dollars per capita. Miss Gertrude Simmons, the Sioux Indian girl who carried off the oratori cal honors nt the Knrlkam (Ind.) col lege the other day, was educated at a Quaker chool in Wabash, Ind. She was born on the Sioux reservation near Dead wood, S. D., 22 years ago. Dr. William Awdry, bishop-suffragan of Southampton, England, ha accepted an appointment as Anglican bishop of Japan, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Tarts having offered to provide the sup port. The Creek government has issued permits allowing the American school of archaeology to conduct excavations at Corinth for historical and scientific purposes. Work will commence as soon ur. the weather permits. Miss Helen Culver, who recently gave $1,000,000 to the University of Chi cago, inherited a property variously es timated at from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000 from her cousin, Charles J. Hull, for many years prominent in large real estate transactions in the west, whoso confidential secretary she was. Miss Culver possesses extraordinary busi ness ability and is greatly interested Ui works of charity and education. Corea has only enjoyed one decade of Protestant missionary work, and yet there are 42 regular congregations, be sides some 20 places where services are Veld, 523 communicants and 5G7 catechumens.- There are nine Sabbath schools with 455 scholars, who con tribute above $1,000. Six churches have native pastors, and 202 communicants were received during the past year. Pagan persecution has broken down, and recently the hermit kingdom senc a Christian man as its minister to Wash ington. United Presbyterian. A VALUABLE BOOK. Searched For Many Vears It IJroujjht For tune to Jts Finder. Among the most valuable books in the world are those few still extant which bear the name of John Gut ten burg, the printer and publisher, whe flourished soon after printing was dis covered 1450. The value in which the works are held is shown by the enor mous prices they fetch on the rare oc casions when any of them find their way to the auction mart. At the commencement of the present century the house of a certain peer who possessed the first book John Gut tenburg ever printed was broken into, the thieves carrying off, among other treasures, this book, which for years after was diligently sought for, without success. One evening, some time since, a blacksmith stopped in front of a book seller's window in London. He knew nothing of books, but descrying one looking older than the others, hj plunked down his penny, and, throwing it on a shelf when he got home, forgo! all about it. One of his lodgers, a porter in the British museum, noticing that it wai dated 1450, asked permission to show it to the museum authorities. A day or two later the blacksmith was asked to call. The secretary who saw hii:i then asked what he wanted for th-J book. Not knowing what to reply, thl man said: "What will you give?" "What do you say to 60?" was th l answer. The astonishment which overspread the blacksmith's face was taken by thfl official for disgust; so, saying: "1 will see if we can give any more," he hur ried from the room, returning present ly with an offer of 90, which, needlesJ to say, was accepted. Sooner than have lost Guttenburg'a book the museum would have paid ;C 2,000. The librarians of the great Paris library would have cheerfully paid 2,500 for this book. Albany Argus. First Native Philadelphia. There is an inquiry as to who wa.1 the first native-born Philadelphian. His name was John Drinker. Uis father left Beverly, Mass.,. some time subse quently to 1670, and then came to tho shores of the Delaware, then inhabited by Indians and a few Swedes. At a spot that is now designated as Second aiJ Walnut streets the elder Drinker erect ed a cabin that was the primitive houso of Philadelphia Therein John Drink er was born, on Christmas ?ve, 16S0, which was two years before the ar rival of William Penn's coionistSv John went to Boston when 12 eai of ag to serve an apprenticeship to. a cabinet maker, but he returned to. bis nativ? home in 1745 and lived there until hi death, November 17 1732. He wai nearly 102 years old,, and his. son has put upon record his beLief that his death was caused "by drawing exrsessivo hot smoke of tobacco into his mouth. What a terrible warning to those who use the weed! Had John Drinker not been a consumer- of the- plant that Sii Walter Ilaleigh made- world-famous h4 might have lived to. a green old age, instead of being prematurey cut dowu in the early part of. his second century. Philadelphia Times. To, Make- Good 1 ca. Tea should never touch metal. It should be kept ia paper, wood, glass o? poxcelain. To make it. put a small quantity in a porcelain cup, fill the lat ter with boiling water, oover it with a porcelain saucer and let it stand threa minutes Then, if you desire to be an epicure, drink only the upper layer ot the golden liquid, throw the res.t away, rinse the cup and begin again. Never us s-jgax. Do not use milk. It ruin a the flavor of the tea, and tho combiaa ticn injures the stomach. So the Chi nese sav. and thev oucht to l;nnw thlr - mr ' f C3 -m I own beverage. Above all things, rlnsa-l I boil the ten. X. Y. World.