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he ccemptuiid by ttja name tf tint author, tiot recestanly for publication, bat as an evt B"nce 01 poQi iaiin on iae pari or me writer . Write only on one side ot the paper, ,e particularly careful in givm names and datet 10 nave me leiterp ana ugurea plain distisat. 'I'LL. DO WHAT I CAN." Til da what I Who takes for his motto: can,' Shall better the world as he goes down lite's hill. ! The willing young heart makes the cap- r a Die man. And who does what he can, oft can do what he will. There's strength In the Impulse to help tmngs along. And forces undreamed of will come to the aid Of one who, though weak, yet believes he is strong. ' Ana offers himself to the task, in ' afraid. Til do what I can" is a challenge to fate. And fate must succumb when it's put to the test: 'A heart that is willing to labor and wait In its tussel with life ever comes out the best. Zt puts the blue imps of depression to route. - And makes many difficult problems seem plain; It mounts over obstacles, dissipates doubt, And unravels kinks in life's curious chain. T11 Jo what I can'" keeps the progress maenme Tn good working order as centuries roll, And civilization would perish, I ween, Were not those words written on many a soul. They fell the great forests, they furrow the soil. They seek new inventions to benefit man They fear no exertion, make pastime of toll Oh, great is earth's debt to "I'll do what I can." Ella Wheeler Wilcox, In N. Y. Inde pendent. A "SAFE" AFFAIR. E. PHILLIP MARSDEN.senior partner of Mars den '& Bylotty, bankers, sat alone one evening in his counting house, The season had been a very heavy and prosperous one, for much money had ex changed hands through the unsettled state of the public mind, occasioned by bank failures and the explosions of public companies; but Marsden & Ky- lotty s bank had stood unshaken, for it 'was conducted on a sound financial basis with a large capital, and had be come quite an old established institu lion. 1 In consequence of the aforesaid fail Tires, the receipts at Marsden's had ex panded enormously, an Mr. Phillip, "whose heart and soul were in the life- Jong work which his great-grandfather founded, frequently drove across and stayed behind for an hour or so of late to glance through the transactions of the day carefully and quietly. It was, perhaps, a little indiscreet so far as his health was concerned, for Phil lip was traveling toward the "sun down of life, having passed his three' score years and ten. His medical ad viser had frequently enjoined him to ovoid mental or physical exertion, his constitution being farfromstrongnow; tout when the banker laughed and pooh poonea ine iaea, the aoclor, with a merry twinkle in his eye. prophesied that Marsden would assuredly die in the harness. The latter almost believed it, too, while admitting that his intellect wai not so keen, his judgment and discrim inating faculties not quite fo clear, nor his strength what it was some 40 years back. He had been a masterly finan cier in his early days at the bank, conjuring with monetary problems as boys do with marbles, and giving the strictest attention to the work and to the secure custody of the documents and cash within its walls. Some very ingenious devices in the construction of the building and its rooms were at tributable to his foresight, artifice sn-l care. Marsden was a dear old gentle man, genial, happy and exceedingly kind to the staff in his employ, who, in return, performed their duties to the very letter, knowing the esteem TOUARBMR MARSDEM.I BELIEVE." hich their services were held and sub stantially recognized. The moments wore on, and Mr. Mars den, with a yawn, rose from his seat. ana was just about to deDOrt when a knock at the side door of the office de manded his attention. Upon opening the door a police sergeant and two stal wart officers in plain clothes confront ed him. "You are Mr. Marsden, I believe, sir; the head of the bank?" inquired the sergeant, in aa anxious undertone. "That is so. I am Mr. Marsden." "I have some most important evi dence to communicate, if you will grant us a few minutes in private, sir. "Indeed! Certainly. Step inside. And these two gentlemen, who might they be?" asked the banker, turning on his heeL "Two detective officers engaged upon their duty, replied th.t sergeant, and the trio were quickly ushered into the private sanctum of the banker. "I am staying rather later than usual to-night; it is fortunate I had not gone." "Very fortunate, for our visit con cerns you most seriously. Indeed!" said Mr. Phillip, opening nis eyes widely and popping his gold rimmed spectacles up on his forehead xes, sir; from information which has come into our possession, and which I must ask you in the interests of pub lic justice not to divulge, but to afford is what assistance you can, I have to inform you that a daring robbery is contemplated upon your bank to night." A ever!" said Mr. Marsden, staring aghast. Y hy, these premises are proof against anything. You may think so; but you don't know these men. To go into the mat ter, sir, it came about in this way: We vere on the scent of a notorious little gang of three expert bank robbers and safe breakers a short time since, and thorough smart fellows, too. But. un fortunately, we only succeeded in run ning one to earth the others eluded us. The prisoner was convicted and seniencea to ten years" penal servi tude; but, like similar cases we have known, it subsequently came to his knowledge that his confederates had since his incarceration not acted up to their promise in making provision for his aged mother out of their ill-gotten gams, so he, in a spirit of revenge, peached upon them, and furnished us with full information concerning their whereabouts and future intentions. From this point these two other officers can betterexplain than I. Great heavens! You astound mc!" said the aged banker, who became fur ther agitated, Do not alarm yourself, sir; thev will lan into their own trap, rest assured,' continued one of the detectives, taking up tne thread of the narrative. "Yes, acting on the statement made by the prisoner, my colleague and I instituted careful and, I might say, cunning in quiries, for these wily fellows are dif ficult to track. We have been unable to come upon the two individuals them selves; but after indefatigable efforts from a roundabout source a woman as usual being at the bottom of it we have learned that they intend forcing Marsden & Eylotty's bank to-night, and leaving by the boat express to-morrow for the continent. 'The scoundrels!" But they will just be deceived, sir. We have hit upon a plan, and ask you to acquiesce in our carrvmg it out." Most certainly, whatever vou think best. What do vou sue-s-est?" Well, we want to catch them red- uanuea, as it were, ana ask your per mission to secrete ourselves upon the premises for the night, so as to fully be prepared and waiting for our men. 1 es, j-es. I presume you have writ ten authority?" Certainly, sir." And the plain clothes gentlemen drew from their breast pockets the author ized ofncial document bearing the name of the chief of the department, which was quite satisfactory. After consulting with our superi ors," continued the officer, "we think that the plan we have suggested, with your permission, the, most likely to in sure success. We should like vou to furnish us with your private address so as to communicate with you during tne night, should j-our services be re quired." les, of course. 'The Hollies 13 Winstanton crescent " Well known, sir. That will be suf ficient, thank vou.' And the officer jotted it down quick ly in his pocket book After pointing out a ponderous iron safe, which he hoped the villains would not turn their attention to, Mr. rhillin .Marsden bid them good evening, re questing them to let him know the in stant he might be wanted. He departed in a feverish state of anx iety, wondering naturally, what tha night would bring forth. Now, directly the old gentleman had left the real character of the pseudo- police officers was apparent. It was quite true that a notorious "little" gan; or ToanK robbers contemplated an at tack on the bank that night, and those scoundrels were actually none others than themselves! Their warranto were forgeries and the sergeant's uniform the perfection of imitation to the las button. No time was to be lost. From with their drills and levers. Presently, with a united and terrific effort, the outei door was loosened from its sock ets. "Good ! " muttered one, as they grad ually yet laboriously lowered the mighty piece of metal to the ground. "The inner compartment is very short work, chummie." And so it proved, for with the utmost dexterity one pried the lock as the other, with a thin chisel, as hard as ada mant, started forcing the door. "One more wrench, Jim, and then for the spoil!" And he rubbed his hands with glee. Clang! And open flew the door. But what? Foiled! Frustrated! Baffled! The safe was empty! The scoundrels who had instantly dived their hands into the interior shrank back aghast swearing and pour ing curses upon the old banker's head. "Bah! the old blackguard! He has done us, Jim! And who'd have dreamed itr "There's no time to lose." blurted his confederate, smashing anything be could lay his hands on in sherr wanton ness. "It's striking six o'clock and work people are about." Tools were hurriedly collected and pocketed again, and the "sergeant,"' with a disappointed grow, suggested that they should go out by the door they came in by, as nobody was stirring much, and the back way meant scaling walls and roofs. This they did, but im mediately on emerging into the street they were met by Mr. Marsden in com pany with three constables. The old banker had experienced a sleepless night and risen early, calling at the police station, innocently enough, ou his way to ascertain the news, if any; and was there astonished 'o learn that they believed it to be a bogus affair, as they knew nothing of it. There was a desperate effort on th! part of the burglars to escape, but on-; or two passing workmen st the cry of lieip!" rendered assistance, and the police officers" were strongly secured. Mr. Phillip Marsden, on stepping into SAUSALITO'S GRAVES. THE OLD BLACKGUARD HAS DONE US." the bank, although greatly unnerved and agitated at the state of affairs, could scarcely suppress his laughter on hnding that his "decoy," as he called it. had given so much trouble, and thor oughly done them, although he was quite ignorant of the plot he had unin tentionally laid for them. The "decoy," an old, insecure safe. which was always purposely kept empty, was one of Mr. Marsden's in genious ideas for throwing burglars off the scent, being fixed in a prominent position to attract notice, while oth?r safes containing the valuables were far away from the rooms in ordinary use. J. he pseudo-detective officers are in safe custody now. They have their regular "drills," and instead of picking locks, pick cakum. Liverpool Mer cury. USEFUL BLACK AND TAN. Ben Support Dog Undertakes to Help i Her family. A hen was sitting upon a "clutch" of 13 eggs, and Don. the black-and-tan. foon became very curious to know why she stayed in the barn so closely. J. he dog, as it appears, bad formerly been given to teasing the hen, snatch ing her food away from her, and other wise making himself a torment; but this intercourse had gradually turned into friendship, nnd the two would the coat tail pockets of the sergeant sometimes be seen lying and squatting came some of the finest tempered stee! s"ue "J s,ue la lne su"i on a bit of car- drills and other implements for forcing and boring iron safes as ever graced the person of the most experienced crib cracker. Deftly manufactured skele ton keys for picking the best and most complicated locks were brought forth; in short, everything needed for a thor ough, daring and successful burglary. "We've got a long night's work. Charlie, Tm afraid," said one. "It's now nine o'clock, and if we get through this safe under ten hours we're lucky. W-i must set to work with a will." Accordingly the "sergeant" speedily turned his attention to the back prem ises with a view to a hurried escape should they be disturbed, while the tw j others directed theirs to the huge iron safe spoken of by the banker. Drills were quickly applied behind the hinges of the door, and boring commenced in real earnest, for these "gentlemen' burglars knew pretty well everything worth knowing as to the construction of most safes in use. Progress was very slow at first, bu the men never ceased. Drill, drill, drill. on went the work almost in silence. Now and then just a short spell for a breather. Midnight arrived, and a little better progress, for they labored harder than ever. One.two.three o'clock and now the huge iron door btrgan to yield and creak a little. "Tough work, Jim. But it'll pay us in the end, old fellow. Keep it up. We must finish it by six o'clock, for per haps some blessed office cleaner mar be here, or people be moving- outside." Four o clock and a good aperture was made. Five o'clock and they were per spiring like blacksmiths at a forge in July, and they worked like demons X-et in the back porch. During the three weeks that the hen sat on her eggs, Don used to pay daily visits to the barn, and sometimes would stay with her by the half hour. Then the chicks came out of their shells. Don was intensely inter ested. All day long he scarcely left the barn. The next morning, when the hpn stepped off the nest, and with a cluck called her brood after her, Don followed. The hen fell to scratching, and the fluffy chicks darted hither and thither. picking up the titbits which the mother bad uncovered. "Good!" said Don to himself; "lean elp in this business," and, to the terror of the chickens, he ran among them and began turning up the soil at a lively rate. Then he sat down and waited. The mother hen called back the chicks to the newly-scratched earth, and soon they picked it clean. Then the dog took another turn, and so the good work proceeded, to the great de light of all the parties. Indianapolis SentineL A New Glass. Hot weather makes particularly de lightful the news from Germany of the production of glass capable of trans mitting light freely, but nos heat. The plate contains 28 per cent, of iron in the form of ferrous chloride. I allows onlv 4.06 per cent, of heat to pass through ft- Ordinary window glass lets about 86 per cent, of the heat through. Boanalns of a Loet Tribe Foond in Cali fornia Ililln. There is in Sausalito an old Indian burial mound, and every once in awhile that grass-grown tumulus gives up rome of its forgotten dead, says the Dan xrancisco Call. It is not pleasant even in Ssausalito, where peace anl pleasure perches swallow-like on the hillside, to have a rude and savage past sliding down from its sepulchral heap into the busy thoroughfares of the liv ing present. The place where th former Sausali tans laid themselves away to sleep is in the northern part of the town. A street has been cut through the eastern side of the mound, and many skeletons have been unearthed. Little except the skulls have been found in a state of preservation, the rest of these rude resi- deuters having passed back to the dust of their common grave. In the perpendicular bank made by Hie pick and shovel of the workmen was discovered the place where a body naa crumbled ana disappeared. Like the baker of Pompeii lying in volcanic ashes, this aborigine had left his mold when he had resolved lmck to earth again. In this bank may be seen the suc ceeding starta of shells marking the xooa periods in the life of the old rancheria. It is the geological commis sary history of the tribe. The Indians evidently had lived on the big mound, and the shells and an;mal bones of their long-ago feasts had been dropped underfoot. They buried their dead there too, underfoot, and as the refuse accumulations of generations lifted the living the departed went- lower. The deposits of the centuries widened the space between the quick nnd the dead. In the old earthy records can be seen a strata of clam shells, demonstrating that this peculiar bivalve flourished plentifully on the bay shore hard by. The projecting of an ordinary imagina tion backward through the years will bring to view the early man of Sausa lito with a flint spade grubbing in the prehistoric mud for the ingredients of his chowder pot. Then came a period when another bill of fare prevailed after the clam bake day had darkened. A mussel stratum shows itself, and the soft shells are thick in the era marked bv the abundance of that food. It was the proverbial feast before the famine that evidently came in the next generation, for the succeeding deposit shows earth without any evidences of the tribal menu. Possibly the vegetable and fruit fad struck the Indians, nnd the perish able nature of their kitchen refuse pre cluded the leaving of a dietary record. Or more likely the root nnd berry crop nmong tne hills failed also, as a num- t.er of skeletons found in this stratum would leave the archaeologist to believe that the famine was then among the mound people. The following era was better for the tribe, for the clams came back. They were large, firm, fat fellows, with scal loped shells, so hard that they never crumbled under the succeeding periods that pressed down on them. There are enly a few skeletons in this stratum. and the scientist reading the unerring page3 or tne time may conclude that the deceased died from overeating. Then came a geological era when the fragments of animal bones apnea when the mammalia of the Coast Range came aown to the mound and graced tne restive board. In the next period . ii i . i m i sueus, oones no- numan re mains appear. Probably plenty sm-Ied among the berry bushes on the rugged Fines ot lamalpais or the rculer.t grass hopper swarmed bounteously in the wild oats during those summers of the dim long ago. A large number of stone mortars and pestles found here is evi dence that the acorn output wab manna m the wilderness to the tribe. However, the ancient people of Sau salito passed down into their mounds and the grass of to-day grows rankly over their dead periods. A grove of buckeye and pepperwood trees send their roots down among the bones. which the street contractor disturb"! with his pick and shovel. The other day A newspaper man, standing in sad con templation over the tumulus of a lost race, saw a modern Sausalitan trundle a wheelbarrow up to the Kink and begin to shovel the shells and bones into thn affair. "It makes good chicken feed " he ex pin ined. "The stuff makes the hens lav better." To what base uses we may all return. St. Louis Republic HUMOROUS. Practical. Chawley Gotrocks "My Jearest Margaret, I love you tenderly, Sevotedly. Your smiles would shed " Margaret "Never mind the woodshed. How about a residence built for two?" Washington Times. Mrs. Colonial Dame "I am proud to say that my grandfather made his nark in the world." Mrs. Rev. Lution "Well I guess he wasn't the onTy man in those days who couldn't write his lame." Northwest Magazine. "I demand to be recognized! creamed the memberess from the Umpty-cighth district. -'Impojsible,"-aid the speakeress, looking freezingly :hrough he lorgnette; "the lady is not n our set." Cincinnati Enquirer. "Grncious!" said the summer board r. "What is that tower with the great heel on top of it?" "That there is a vindmill" the farmer explained. "Real- y ? About how much wind will it turn ut in a day?" Indianapolis Journal. "Isn't the fountry eir perfectly lovely ?" The Modern Girl shrugged her shoulder coldly. "Oh, I don't know," she rejoined; "I had my wheel inflated tvith it tfci morning, and I don't notice much difference." Detroit Tribune. Clever Popkins. "Popkins is a rlever ."-How." "What has he done low?" "He's put a spring gun in his oack yard, a burglar alarm at every win- low, an electric mat at eat h door, and a liulldog m the kitchen. It cost monev. but he rccomplished the purpose he med at." "What was hat?" "He's jot the hired girl so scared that she's ifraid . stay out late at night," Cleveland Plain Dealer. 8CHOOL AND CHURCH. A SHEPHERD BIRD. Too Prince Cast-Off Clothing- as the prince of Wales has set the pace in fashion for many years past, it is something of interest to know how his purchases are made. According to one of the British papers the prince never orders less than eight suits of clothes at a time, for each of which he pays the uniform price of $40. He never wears a pair of trousers more than four times, and since his valet does not fall heir to his discarded wardrobe, and as his discarded clothes are not among tne perquisites of his valet, there is a stock of thousands of them at Marl borough house. At his death he will doubtless have as large a collection ai did Ivmg George IV-, the auction of whose clothes extended through three I cr herds it guards, it never fails to find weeks. All the prince's clothes, old and I its way riome at night, driving before it new except his hats, wmch for pom I all the creatures intrusted to its care Yakamik la a Good mm m Dot for Carina; for a Flock. The natives of Venezuela and adjoin ing countries on the north side of the iver Amazon often avail themselves of the services of a native crane to care for their poultry, and also, in the place of lollies, or shepherd dogs, used by North Americins and Europeans, to guard and herd their domestic animals. This remarkable, bird, which the In dians ca'.l yakamik and ornithologists Psophia crepitans is found in a wild state in the great forests that lie be tween the northern coasts of South Vmerica and the Amazon river, par ticularly in Venezuela and British Gui- na. The birds never leive the forests unless shot or captured. They travel about in flocks of from 100 lio 200, in search cf berries, fruits and insects. pon which they subsist. Their usual :ait is t. slow and stately march, butl hey enliven themselves from time 1o lme by leaping up into the air, execut ing eccentric and fantastic waltzes, and striking the most absurd and prepos terous attitudes. If pursued they en leavor to Save themselves, by running, for their flight is so weak, according to ?chombourgk, that when ihey attempt ro fly over a body of water of any con siderable width they are often obliged to drop upen it and save .hemselves by swimming. When alarmtd they utter the peculiar cry Which has obtained for them their name of trumpeters. The ?cund is sometimes like that produced by a person endeavoring to shout the syllable's "tow, tow, tow, tow, tow, tow," with his mouth shut, or the dole ful noise made by children on New "Tear's with their trumpets. The vak- -miKs usuany deposit their eggs in a hollow in the ground, often at the foot of a tree. A nest generally contains ten eggs. of a pals green color. The young birds lollow their mothers as boon as they are hatched, but do not lose their pretty rlowny overing until several weeks old. rhe yakimiks are very readilv tamed. nnd prove valuable servants to the In dians, who domesticate them, and as they are courageous and will protect an imals entrusted .to their care at every risk to themselves, ev.;u dogs are obliged to yield to their authority. They may be trusted with the care of a flock of sheep or domesticated fowls, and every morning will drive "he ducks and poultry 1o their feeding places, and, carefully collecting arv stragglers. bring them safely home at night. A yakamik soon learns to know and to obey the voice of its master, follow him, when permitted, wherever he goes, and appears rtclighted at receiving his ca resses. It repines at his absence and welcomes his return, anr: is extremely Jealous of any rival. Should any dog or cat approach, it flies st It with ut Tiost fury, and, attacking it with wings and beak, drives it awav. It presents itself regularly during meals, from which it cha.ies all domesti cated animals, and even the nesrroesB who watt on the table, if it ."s not well ac quainted with them; and only asks for x share of the eatables after it has 3riven away all who might aspire to a favorable notice from the family. It appreciates favors in the same propor- t;on as it is jealous of sharing them with others, and manifests joy and af fection by the most extravagant capers and gesticulations. When the . an imals of which it has charge are shut np for the night, the yakamik roosts upon some shed or tree near at hand to be ready to take its place as keeper as soon as they ci e set out in the morning. One quality that makes it valuable is -its sense of location, which is perfect; how ever far it may wander with the flocks ! English scholars are trying to raise money to establish a students' hotel in connection with the British school .at Athens. Archbishop Machray, of Rupert" Land, Can., and primate of the Anglican) church in Canada, is said to be the tallest bishop in the world. Dr. Hayes C. French, a San Fran-, cisco physician who has recently be- come an evangelist, has adopted o unique costume for the pulpit. "All my preaching," he says, "is done in knick erbockers and sweater. This is the uni form of the Young Men's Christian As sociation Cycling club. The triangle on. the breast and cap mean spirit, body' and mind, the emblem of infinitude." Lambeth degrees of doctor of musict are granted by the archbishop of Can terbury, in theory, as the representa tive of the pope. The right to grant degrees irrespective of universities be longs to the pope, who can delegate the power to his legates. Till the Reforma tion the papal legate in England was usually the archbishop of Canterbury, and after the Reformation the Prot estant archbishops continued to grant degrees. How German Jews take to higher education is shown by some remark able statistics of the German universi ties. Every 10,000 Protestants in the empire send 50 students to the universi ties, every 10,000 Catholics 32 and every 10,000 Jews 333. In the individual state the figures are even more striking. The proportions for Prussia are: Prot estants, 45; Catholics, 27; Jews, 33.1; for Roman Catholic Bavaria, Prot estants, 67; Catholics, 42; Jews, 370; for Wurtemburg, Protestants, 84; Cath olics, 53; Jews, 590; for Baden, Prot estants, 64; Catholics, 41; Jews, 417: for Saxony, Protestants, 40; Catholics, 23; Jews, 357. In Berlin and Charlottenburg schools last year 212 rectors, 2,181 male teachers, 1,189 scientific and 623 tech nical female teachers were employedi Rectors, after 12 years service, re ceive $1,050, with free house rent and fuel; male teachers, after 31 years, re ceive $950, and schoolmistresses, after IS years, $430. The deficiency in the school budget for the current year Is more than $2,750,000. As the supply of college-bred teachers in the high schools is greater than the demand; many teachers have to find places in: the parish schools. Out of 212 of these. 15 are Catholic, four have Catholic sec tions, while in a few religious instruc tion is provided for Jews. I TENNYSON'S WOMEN. rhey Are Soma of the Fairest Feminist Creations in Poetry. Tennyson gave the world pictures of some of the fairest feminine creations in poetry winsome maidens, demure and trustful; womanly women, loyal and companionable; devoted wives, gentle and faithful; noble matrons, lov ing and self-sacrificing, serving the best interests of home and country. i Tennyson's conception of woman and! her sphere may be regarded as rather old-fashioned. He was evidently nob in full sympathy with some of the ad vanced notions of the modern women; His burlesque of "woman's rights" in "The Princess" has not hurt the cause Of the weaker sex. He understood thi fight relations of the man and the woman, and his utterances in the clos ing passages of this poem go to tbo heart of the problem. It is still true) that woman's chief place and crown ing glory is to be queen of the home. There she may have an unlimited field for usefulness and exert a far-reaching influence for good, if she but realize her opportunities and improve them. Ji the household woman finds her proper sphere and work: " Her office there to rear, to teach, i Becoming as is meet and fit j A link among the days, to knit ' The generations each with each." ' No other poet has done more to glor ify the maternal sentiment, or to make the family relation sacred. Woman's work, as he conceived it, is not only training the plastic minds of the yonng. out spurring the man to more reso lute endeavor and grander achievement. Yielding to her subtler forces and gen tler agencies, he aspires to a higher plane of being. While "accomplishing his manhood" by repressing the baser and cultivating the finer side of him, she at the same time works out her own salvation, humanly speaking, in the truest sense. In a word, it is by lov ing and being loved that she reaches the fullest development and renders the world the best service. Conserving' and fostering goodness and greatness, ministering to the wants of the lowly, scattering gloom and softening the sting of anguish this is woman's mis sion. Eugene Parsons, in Chautan-tjuan. The best portion of a good man's life is his little nameless, unremem bered acts of loudness and of lov Wadswortiu reason are kept at Sandringham are storea at Marlborough house in what is known as the "brushing-rooms," where several men are kept busjr looking after them. The uniforms and state robes alone at Marlborough house are insured for $20,000, so that his entire wardrobe must represent a very comfortable for tune. Detroit Free Press. Sew Substitute for Ivory. A Norwegian chemist has discovered a new substitute for ivory which is called laciite. It is composed of ground bone and skimmed milk and is said to be a most exact imitation, the difference I oeing only apparent from a chemical analysis. Hardware. It is -tlrange that several species of South American birds of different gen era should shan- with the yakamik its Instinct of guarding and taking care of domestic animals. One of these is the crested screamer (Dicholophus srista tus), another the horned cnauna (Chau- na chavnria), which is often domesti cated as a poultry keeper by the natives. -Popular Science News. Wby He Wma Choua, Papa So, Bobby, you're the president of your bicycle club. That's verv nice How did they happen to choose vou? Bobby Well, you see, papa, I'm the only boy that's got a bicycle. Harper' iiounu xaoie. Long-fellow's Evanajellne. The sory of the origii; of Longfel low's "Evangeline'' the writing of the poem i3 thus told: Hawthorne dined one day with Longfellow, and brought with him a friend from Salem. After dinner the friend said: "I have been try ing to persuade Hawthorne to write a story based upon a legend of Acadie and still current there, the legend of the girl, who, in the dispersion of the Ar cadians, was separated from her lover and passed her life in waiting and seek ing for him, and only found him dyings in a hospital when both were old." Longfellow wondered that this legend did not strike the fancy ot Hawthorne and said to him: "If you have really made up your mind not to use it for a story, will you give it to me for a poem?" To this Hawthorne assented, and, moreover, promised not to treat the mbject in prose till Longfellow had seen what he could do wsth it in verse. And so we have "Evangelme" in beauti ful hexameters, a poem that will hol? its place in literature while true af fection lasts. Hawthorne rejoiced in this great success of Longfellow and loved to count up the editions, both for eign and American, of this now world renowned poem. Chicago News.