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STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 28. 1894. Capital Grocery iiS I The Liberal (irocers, lOO E. s:;ith ST. Only tlic b?st edibles and kitchen necessaries sire always at the lowest prices. Each article back ed by a guarantee of merit or your money back if you prefer it. Each item stands alone and can be bought either separately "or in orders; but you don't have to purchase a half dozen things to get that which is especial ly cheap, liive us a trial; it wiii pay you well. Good Parlor Broom 5c 6 cans Blackberries 45c 5 cans Calif jruia Best Peaches 63c 6 cans good lied Sal no a 45c 4 lbs large Prunes 25c Choice Dried Aprici ts 10c Largo choice Potatoes, per peck.... 15c 4 cans Peas 25c 1 lb can Baking Powder 10c 3 cans Clams 25c, Lunch Beef 23c, Potted Ham 5c, Whitelisk 10c, Brook: Trout 11c, C'ornbeef 10c, 8 Oil Sardines, 25c, Mustard barlines 7c, lean Mackerel 15c, Roast Leef 12c. LAlKii: BOTTLE OLIVES 20 j. 1 Bottle Chow-Chow luc, bottle Sweet Pickles Hc, 3(1 Pickles 5c, gallon Pickles 20c, pail Whitelish 5l c, pail Mackerel 85c. 8 LISS. COFFEE $1.00. Oolong, Gunpowder and Japaa Teas at 23c; 5 lb. sample chest $l.bu. 4 10c cuts Tobrt. 23c, 1 lb Tobacco 10c, 1 lb sack Tol,-:o 2jc, $1.75 box Ciears $1, Toilet Sotp l'c cake, Laun dry 2'c, lOo Tar Soap 4c, Eagle's .Milk 15c, Crackers by tox o'c, 10 bottles liver's Boot Beer f 1. WE A HE STRICTLY IX IT ON FLO 111! 53 lbs Best Flour in the World 75c 5 lbs shawnee County Flour 63c 1 Back Cornmeal 5c All of our warehouses are racked with good , and the Capital Grocery lias competition rattled, and very badly, too, as they ire powerless to meet our prices. We ship jnnil ill I over tlie country. Send us your mail .rlr. S. SPEOAT, The Capital Grocery. SOUTH TOPEKA. Items of Interest from the ortU Side of the Kiver. Miss Minna McCidl is spending a few days with frier.ds in Kidgeway. C. W. Lukeps is spending a few days at his farm in Wabajuseo county. Miss Mau l PaUiscn has returned from a visit among friendi in the country. A. I'. Iter J, a web known farmer re siding north of the c.ty is reported to be dangerously sick. There was a base ball game at Gar field park yesterday afternoon between two colored nines of this city. Mrs. Eliz.-beUi Anderson, who has been visiting her daughter -Mrs. Y. II. Wood, and her sou li. L. Ai;drs on. has gone to Hiawatha fi r a slior; visit before return ing to her h ime in California. Col. Hogelan 1 addressed a good sized . ml : ,.-,! of North 'iopeka citizens on Kansas avenue last night. Ho received eome liiiano'tal fiicoi.rageraeat for his scheme lor the redemption of homeless and wayward boys. "Our New Delight-' and all Dangler stoves at li. M. Ciunes. uo to ill Uriihth for the best galvanized iron and pump work. tin, Go to Henry "a f r r ootiug aud spout ing. Monarch gasoline stoves at Henry's. A full leather extt ns'.nn top surrey for f 100, at Lukens liron., North Topeka. The indignation which was aroused in the vicinity of Rochester by tlie action of the county surveyor in surveying all the surrounding country when only two or three people wanted any surveying done, is ou the nure.ne. An organization is being formed for tho purpose of making a litrht in the courts. Meau'.ima the sur veying is going right along, and the ex penses are accumulating. The W. T. K. club was entertained to rt y by Mrs. S. J. Rol ler at her beautiful couutry home north-vest of the city. The club went out in a body in express wa gons. The party included the following members atul friends: Medamea M. Morris, II. F. Morris, Will Davis, V. B. Kistler, E M. Hale, M. J. Hevden. A. Perkins, F. C. Bowen, Ada Payne. F. A. Root, A. J. Arnold, Mary Stewart, Berta Hale, A. V. Paris; Misses Fannie Cole and Annie Campbell. Catholic Knls.tti or America. Vinck.nnf.s, Iud., Aug. 28. The fourth biennial eiscam pmc nt of the uniformed rank Catholic Knights of America aud the eighth biennial state convention of the Catholic Knights of America con vened in this city tod will continue in session three days. An interesting pro gramme has been arranged for the entire session. Six hundred and fifty dollars will be given to tha best drilled com pany, and over l.OoO uniformed men will take part. Pianos to Itpnt, AtBabcock & Frost's, 7ol Kas. ave. The best toned plana in the city is handled by Babcooit & Frost, its the "Weber. People with hair th it ia continually fall ing out, cr those tha t are bald, can stop the failing, and ge; a good growth of iiair Lj usin Haii'e Hair Rsnewor. AM) PI11DE. A Brave Little Girl Who Wants Wow Not Ciiarity. AN INCIDENT AHQKG TCPZETS FCOR. Only One Story Khonin; tlie I r 1 1 1 u -1 1 o ii and. Hufferlnj That llxaats Here Xt i K tl t in Mlilsuuimer. A young girl stood on the porch of Mrs. Thorpe, the police matron today. Her shoes lacked blacking and needed patching- and there was a hole in one lit tle brown-once-black stocking that she had tried to bide by putting it inside. Her gingham frock was plain but clean. It was torn ia places aud patched in oth ers. Her broad black straw hat with it3 ouo yellow paper rose and bit of rib bon, the only attempts at ornament about her, set off well the tangles of her brownish hair and the saddaaed light in her tear moist eyes. Her thir teen years had not been surrounded with rii. ries nor with pleasures. Her little brown aud calloused bands clasped and unclasped each other nervouoiy and twined about the lingers the little tear wet rag she called her haudkerehief. Her lips were thin and tightly pressed at times, and her face, upon wh eh there was little of the bloom that should go with youth, told its own unmistakable story of suffering and hunger. "What can I do for you, my little dear?" asked Mrs. Thorpe, as she un latched the door and bads her enter. JI want work, ma?-um." "This is the fourth time you Lave been here, is it not?:' "Yes, ma'am; and I must have some thing to do." The brimming eyes turned to the carpet. "You will soon have to go to school, will you not?" 'I haven't time to go to school. I work during tlie days and study evenings when I am not too tired. Mamma helps me when she can and a little girl next door loans me books." "Are you so very poor?" The brown eyes sought the floor again. "We are poor." "But are your folks very needy at home? If they are suffering you must tell me. Perhaps 1 can help them." The little lips were pressed more tightly. "Piease, ma'am, I want a place to work," she said simply, and that was all she could bo induced to say. Mrs. Thorpe mada her eat something and take a iiitle food for her mother, and sent her home with the promise that woik would be given her if possible. Mrs. Thorpe has since visited the fam ily and liuds that it is indeed a poor one. The motner has a very young baby and is not well. The father has gone to the country to find work, but is not very suc cessful. Tlie little girl, small as she is, has been supporting herself aud her mother for some weeks, by doing what washiug her strength would enable her. The case is not an isolated one in To peka. INVITED lil THE POPE. Cardinal Gibbons Will Received An An- tograph Invitation to Visit Kome. New York, Aug. 28 Tho World this morning says: A private cablegram from Rome is authority thst tho pope has sent Cardinal Gibbous an autograph letter, cordially inviting him to visit Rome. Pope Leo is particularly anxious to consult upon matters of interest to Catholics in America. The letter of invitation is couched ia very affectionate terms, an i testifies to the high esteem in which the cardinal is held at the Vatican. It is believed in Rome that Cardinal Gibbons will spend Christmas there, 6houid he be abie to arrange for the journey in time. TEXAS REPUBLICANS. The Keal Kislit AVill be Over Ch.tir- ma ni-.li i p of Committee. Dailas, Tex. is, Aug. 28. The Repub-' licau state convention met here a', noon, and was called to order by C hairman .Moore of the state executive committee. About 1,000 delegates are present. Judge W. Makem-o:i, of Georgetown, will undoubtedly be nominated for gov ernor by acclamation. The real light in the convention will be over the chair manship of the stale committee. N. W. Cunev, the negro leader of Galveston, and N. B. Moore of Fort Worth, the pres ent chairman, being tho contestants. 'KIGHl:0!t JlFAR" Tlie postiii.'iii ii.ew h s wliit!e Ami i i',i.,e.l olu likj mad. Thiiik-ii.-; I lia i a ieicr But 1 oiny ij'ji. your aJJ. Your picture is very pretty. Ami so ar. yi lr pioiiue--". jianl" Hut tlie proin.se iu-a uiturest.Uj; 1 fa.l lo mid o.i the c t rU. You may "cover up my shove!1' A. nl "bi:ik my eo.i.-hoii.e door,' ii you'd n y or.ujr .tie enough at a loa-J To cover my cual-iiujae llojr. Out Saul" may have the lauc;h en you By 107 decree-., l.iH you ii ioo,-i have tin ede on us Yvueu the we.uher bey. us to iretze. And now I'll ive yo i a poi j.er'' '1 lie man who et.N my '-niuti" Is tile Udiow who wi.l ;r.vt XWBNXV ilfM)KKl lor a Yours : mj loll, i rulv, L. t.. IIoxie. morning We received the above this by mail and in reply would say: We ac- cept Neighbor Hoxie's challenge, and in exchange for the tnon" agree to give Twenty Hundred for a ton. Ever Yours, F. 11. Webster, Green Coal Co. JOakotn Harvest Almost Finished. Grand Fours, N. D., Aug. 28. The harvest weather for the past day or two has enabled farmers who were delayed in their seeding to finishing their wheat without damage. Another gathering of the harvest in North Dakota will be practically finished this week. In some par:s of the state it was finished last week. Grand Lodge or A. . IT. W. Cincinnati, Aug. 28. The Ancient Order of United Workmen began its grand lodge meeting ia OJd Fellows' Tempi a today. There are about 4 SO delegates here and from 700 to a 1.00 J. members of the order in attendance. Mayor Caldwell gave the bo iy a wel coining address, and Grand Master Workman J. II. Parker responded. Six l.ii li Moll at Cairo. Cairo, Aug. 28. Some slave girls re cently imported frozn Walay have ar rived here. Six of the number were sold at Cairo to Pa;has. A judicial in vestigation into the aala u prooesd.ng. POVERTY TOIIN BY BULLDOGS. A Terrihle Fight With Beasts Xer Wash burn College. August Vauleae was seriously injured this morning one mile west of Washburn college by two bulldogs which lacerated his legs and arms in a frightful manner : and tore the clothing from his body. ; Vauleae sells brooms aud this morning he approached the house of William I Wallace, a colored man. The family 1 were not at home. He had only walked a short distance toward the house when two bulldogs rushed out and attacked him. He attempted to light them off, but . this only infuriated them more, and the long teeth of the dogs were repeatedly fastened in the muscles of the unfortunate mau's arms and legs. The dogs would probably have killed Vaulene if a man named Johnson, who happened to be going by, had not come to his assistance. Tue msu to gether beat o'J. the dogs and Vaulene was tatteu to the house of a neighbor, and Dr. C S. McClintock was called. He found that the man's right arm was bad ly torn. There are also several wounds on the left forearm and both thighs show serious teeth marks. The tlesu on the man's breast is also torn, and there are wounds in his back. All the places where the skin was broken were cauter ized and the doctor thinks the man will recover unless blood poisoning results. DEjIO C11ATIC SPEA K EliS. Appointments Made for Ovennyer and Lowe for September. Chairman Richardson of the Dsmo cratic state central committee is ar ranging the dates for the Democratic speakers for the next month. He has so far made assignments for D-tvid Over myer nominee for governor, and Joseph Cr. Lowe, the nomicee for congressman-at-large, as follows: Overmyer Girard, August 31; Tope ka, September o; Holton, 4; Pertle prinijs, Mo., 6; Ottawa, 10; G-irnett, 11; Ft. Scott. 12; Iola, lb; Parsons, 14; Ar kansas City, 17; Wellington, IS; Wichita, 19; Hutchinson, 20; Cottonwood Palis, 21 ; Manhattan. 24; Alma, 25; Osage City, 2(j; Lawrence, 27; Kansas City, 2S. Lowe's appointments are as follows: Lyons, September a; Ellsworth, 4; Hays City, 5; Walveeney, 6; Colby, 7; Mauka to. 12; Beloit, 18; Osborne, 14; Stocktou, 15; Lincoln, 19. NEW ELL'S FUN E UAL. A Special Train Bears the Itailroad Pres ident's Kcmaiiis to Chicago. Chicago, Vug. 28. A special train bearing the remains of John Newell, the deceased president of tho Lake bhore road, arrived in Chicago today. The crepe covered casiiet was brought here in "Old 01," the beautiful privata car which has practically been .;r. New ell's home for so many years. Twelve carriages awaited the party, and after tho casket had been placed in the hearse, the par y entered mem and were driven to the Newell residence, 343 Ontario street. In the mourner's car riage were Mrs. Newell, her two daugh ters and Johu aud A. B. Newell. To Attend 1'rom Xew York. New You a", Aug. 23. A special train with the officers of the Lake bhore road will leavo the Grand Central depot in this city at 2 o'cIock, reaching Chicago at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late President Newell. DRIVEN IN BY FIIIE. Iinlngr and Losi"? Operators Forced, to IL.ea.vt9 ISuruiiig- "Woods. inn., Aug. 28. AVord was received here today from Hibbing that very extensive fires were driving into town the logging and mining operators near here. A crew of over 100 men ar rived there from one logging camp in the Wright-Davis operations, their camps having been burned as well as over 15J, UUO feet of loirs that had been skidded and were ready to be hauled to the river. The tires are burning fiercely in Old Chopping., and if the winds continue will do great d.image to timber yet unin jured or to the town. Hibbing, thougn a village of one year, has a lairly good water system. The smoke from fires in this vicinity and northern Michigan has beiu so dense, signals have been blown -almost continually for a week, and navigation is verv much bindored. IT MIGHT HURT SUGAR. Senator ISlatiehard OTsjects to the Com mittee on Itules Siltin--. Washington-, Aug. 28. The senate committee on rules will not sit during the recess of congress and -attempt to re vise the senate ruies. Several times dur ing the closing days of the present ses sion when - the senate was without a quorum, Mr. Blackburn, chairman of the committee on rules, tried to have a reso lution adopted authorizing the commit tee to consider a revision of the rules during tlie recess, but it has been stead ily cl jected to by Senator Bianchard. The motive of the Louisiana senator is no' concealed, lie says he does not want the rules revised so that debate may be cut olf and a vote forced upon tha bill repealing the sugar duty. CIIIEF CLARENCE SAILS. He Says He Will be Back in ISlaeQelds Within a Month. New Yokk, Aug. 28. The steamer Alene which arrived today took as pas sengers from Port Limon to Kingston, Jamaica. Chief Clarence of the Mosqui to Indians and forty-live of his followers who took refuge on the British man-of-war Mohawk, at Bluelieids and were taken to Port Limon, where they re mained until the Aleue arrived when they embarked again for Kiojrston. Chief Clarence was reported as saying that he expected to be bacn again at Bluefieids within a month, which is re garded altogether uulikelv. Comte tie Paris Very III. London, Aug. 28. Inquiries made by the Associated Press correspondent at Stowe house, the residenca of the Comte de Paris, show that the condition of the head of the royal house of Orleans is very critical. The Comte de Pari ex periences great difficulty in taking food and he is suffering much pain. Ail tho members of his family are present at the bedside. LOCAL MENTION. City Attorney Tillotson has Beatrice, Neb., on buiiuess. gone to Dr. M. O'Brien is very sick at his hoae on Topeka avenue with inflammation, of the bowels. 0KIGIN OF BASE BALL. FORTY-EIGHTY YEARS AGO GAME WAS BORN. THE The Initial Concert Was In Hohoken, N. J. It Ws Flint KoDndcn, Then Town bail, Then Base Ball Played at First O alj by Gentlemen Amateurs. The National Games. Tuesday, June 18, according to a chronicler in the New York World, was the annivtisa y of the first match game of base ball ever played, which took place at Hoboken, N. J., on June l , ism. There is lack or def inite lnfor ration, but it may pretty safely be stated that Captain was there and playing. The of base ball bad originated nine months before. It had .A nson game nearly grad- ually grown ou. of the old English schoolboy gnme of rounders. Like man, Lase ball is tha result of evolu tion. Bounders evoluted into "town ball." In the latter sport Instead of bases there we e 'corners," These were unattended, and runners were put out b being h t wi'.h the ball thrown directly at theiu by the fleld e s. Tne ball was much ofte than the modern base ball, and was co u posed wholly of rubber. In the early forties a j arty of New lokers as sembled every Wednesday and Satu - J day on a vacant lot, then a long way j out of town, and now covered ty the 1 Madison Squaie Garden, to play I town ball. After a t nie some of ! tbem felt that the sport might be ! greatly imp oved. Id was finally de- j cided to substitute "bases" ior "cor- j ners." to use a i all with a hard rub- j ber center, wound with yarn and i covered wl h leather, to place men to gu a d the bases, and to change the : name "townball" to "base ball." j On September 23, 184.'), the-e gentle- i men organi ed the first bue ball club and called it the Kni kerbocier. Thus our national game was born. There were soon a number of base ball clubs in and around New York, and the first match game was be tween the Knickerbocker and New Yor clubs. It comprised only four iuDi .gs, the rule then boiag that the club first making twenty one runs in even innings was the winner. GROWTH OF TUB GAME. The growth of base ball in other parts of the country was ve-y slow. Townball continued to be played, and .ts votaries did not take to base ball. 1 ase ball was not played in Philadelphia only ni .ety miles from ew York unt 1 looo, fifteen yea s after Us h rth in this city. In that year the Olympic Townoall Club, of that city, organi ed iu 183H, decided to play ba-e 1 all instead thereaiter. The first base ball match in Phila delphia took place June 11, 18C0, be tween the Equity and Winona clubs. San i raticisco'.- first match took place on February 22, ISriO. Base ball was not played in the New Eng land States until five or si.i yea s a ter its birth, and then only in such a mod fled form that it was called "the New Lngland game" in cent adistinction to "the New York game." ine originators of ou.' na tional game were gentlemen who p.ayed base bail merely for recrea- i tioo, and we e anxious that it should j remain a gentlemen's game. As clubs multiplied througho it the i country it became necessary toestao- i lish some ge eral organization, with j authority to control and egulate the j interests of the sport and its play- j iug . ules. I Accordingly there was lo med the ! National Association of Base Ball i laye.s, in which any club was en- j titled to lueiui ership, with the privi- lege of seiid.ng delegates to the an- j nual meeting. The playing rules adopted iy this organization were the standard ones fo the game, and I were obserxed by all club. Alm:st ! the first rule made by this National Association positively debarred from membership any club in which there was a man who played base ball fir hire or emolument of any kind. Con- se juently base ball (1 unshed between the years I8.;ti and 1S7I, as never be- ' fore or since. There were hosts of , ciubs, and in every large city many matches were piayed daily, usualiy upon e me vacant lot, the attendance nequently numbering rrom lu,000 to 2o, OoO people. ; In the city of Allegheny, Pa., 1 alone there we e Ave diirerent base ' ball grounds w.thin a stone's throw of each other, and on almost every day during the base ball season there was a match on each of these grounds and the same is true of other large . cities at that time. j The introdu tion of professional j players was gradual. The rivalry be tween clubs became so great that In order to strengthen ittelf and win victory over some rival each would le ive nothing undone to secure the best players. Thus inducements were held out to men who had shown an unusual aptitude for the game to in .uence them to iday oniy with a particular club. A wealthy gentleman, or Instance, desiring to see his club In the f.ont rank would offer some young man of rare hail playing abllty a position in his busi ness or eountix -house, with a pri vote understanding that his com mercial duties were merely nominal, while his real ones wera to play balL Thus there were numerous clubs In the country which wore virtually professional long before professional playing was openly permitted, and while the stringent law against it was slill in fore - in the code of the American Association. This wa no tably the case with those famous o'd t me opootients. the Atlantic Club of New York, and the Athletics of Philadelphia. By 187 1 the numoer and influenca of professional clubs was such that in New Y'ork, on March 17, of that ver, wu held a con .ention of dele gata Iroci crofessioaai clubs whicii openly avowed 'themselves such, thereby cutt ng loose from the Na tional Association of Base Bill Play ers. This convention adopted rules for cbampionsnip cunt sts, the most important being that the club win. ning the largest number of games in a series of five with ev ry one of the other professional clubs should be declared the champion. Prior to this championship contests had been wbolly unregulated. 3! Th base ball championship origi nated between 1857 and 18o. At the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, N. J., the Atlantics, of Brooklyn, at length proved their supe ionty ovet the crack New York clubs, the Em pire, Knickerbocker, Gotham, and Eagle, an i at length came to be champions in the general dtimation. In 18o8 picked nines from New i orlc and Br oklyn played what tvere called the "Fashion Course Games," New Y'ork winning the first and third by 2 to 18 and 2.i to 18 re s, ectively, while B ooklyn took the second by 2w to ?. From that tl i.e on, until the establishment of the above named championship rules by the professionals, whatever club won two games out of the three from the then champion club beca ue cham pions in turn. Tne Protessional Club Association of DSil was succeeded on Feb. 2, ls73, b the National League, formed in New York C.ty by the fol lowing professional clubs: Mutual of New Vork SU Louis, Athletic or Philadelph'a; Chicago, Hart lord. Boston. Cincinnati, and Louis ville. In the same y ar thirteen minor professional and semi-professional ciubs formed the League Al liance, of which nothing has been heard sin e 1 The National League and Ameri can As oc ation were for many years the two great representative associa tions of professional base ball play ers. The former still flouri-he!i, more powerful than e er, with a membership of twelve clubs. Booic-Learnlnz Only. It is said to be a true story of an Engl.sh clergyman that, on his ap po ntment to a country livinir, he went about from house to hou-e ask ing why the good wives did not go to church on Sunday afternoons. "Milk ing the cowa" was the universal an swer. On Sunday morning, there fore, he spake his mind. "I hae been round t he parish, " he said, -'an I And 30U all ii ake the same excuse. Now 1 have only one thing to re quest, and that is that you milk your cows the last thing on ai. unlay nij;ht an 1 the first thing on Monday morning." Who could hearken to a man in the pulpit, or out of it, after that--"' said one old countryman. "But then, you see, he's a book-larnt man:" Another "book-larnt man" was standing by one day when a country parson was looiclng at his tows. "Poor old lady! poor old iady:"said the countr arson, apostrophl lug one quietly chewing her cud. I'm afraidwe must soon part companv." "But why'-"' exclaimed the other. "To go the butcher's." "To go to the butchei's? Why, I always thought cows died a natural deoth, and that we only ate oxen:" Dawkins, the countryman of tne previous tale, was on the other side of the hedge grunting e .phaticall, at intervas, and the country parsoi looked across at him with a twlni." in his eye. "What do ou think of that, i;a k'ns?" a-ked he. "Wherever has he hid hisself a these clay':"' asked Dawkins, in it repress! ble scorn. "But then,' twinkling back at iiis master, "he's a cliolard, " aint he? He never ate cow beef! He! he. he." Origin ol the Diamonil. As usual upon disputed points, speculation has been iuy about the or. gin ol the diamond, aud a large number of theories, all riime or less probable, have been propounded 10 set the tnatier at ret. Ihe twii most reasonable expositions are, per. haps, the explanations put forward by M. Par ot and Baron L,iebig Tne former j-cientisr., who ha laboriously investigated the perpieAing subject, is of the opinion that the diamond arises from the operation of vioienti vulcanic heat n small particles ol carbon contained In the rock, or on a substauce composed of a large pro portion or' carbon and a smaller quan tity of hydrogen. By this theory, na he conceives, we are best aule to ac count for the cracks and raws so often noticed in the gem, and thu frequent occurrence of included rar ticles of black arbonaeeo is matter. Baron Liebig, on the other hand, claims the credit of offering a simpbi exulauatlon of the pro ab e process which a tuaily taites place in the for matlon of the diamond. His com tention is that sclen e tan point io no pro ess tapaule of accounting for the origin and produc Ion of d a monds, ex ept the powers of ecay. If we suppose a cay to proc ed in a liquid containing carbon and bvd;o geu. then a compoun . w th still more carbon must be formed; and If the com ound thus formed were tself iu undergo furl her decay, tne final re sult, says this eminent authority, must be the separation of carbon m a crystalline Iorin. Geuileman'd Magazine. Nor Calculated to Soothe. An assert on in-ended to be reas suring Is somet m 8 anything but that James Payn tells of a whist player being told by an opponent that he could alwa s tell by bis face when he bad a good hand. Tnls he resented exceedingly, and applied to h s partner for a refutation of It but he was atiil irr.tated by his form of corroboration, 'that he had never noticed any expression in bJs coun tenance whatever." PAYiyo the prea -ber's salary doe not cane all ether cULU. HER HUSBAND'S LITTLE JOKE. Cheerful Slethod Flnlaodem Have of Making tha Hours Pass Usassntly. An inhabitant of Voro, in Finland, named Sellquist, who for a long time past has been living on bad terras with his wife, had lately a, narrow escape from being poisoned bv her. She called at a chemist's and asked for some rat poison. As these crea tures are very rarely seen In that neighborhood, the chemist had his suspicions aroused, anJ gave the wo man a perfectly harmless drwjr. On second thoughts he decided to Men tion the matter to her husband, and requested him to say noth:iif about it to his . wife. In the evening, as she was preparing the porridge, tlie man, kept a watchful eye on her move ments, arid noticed that fche scat tered som-thing out of a paper into the saucepan. When tha pur ridge was ready he sat down to the table and began to eat. After awhile he cot up in great excitemsnt, paced up and down the room aad at last fell fainting on the floor. This was what the woman expected. She now pulled down a rope through a hole in the ceiling with a nooie, which she placed around her hus band's neck, whereupon she ran up stairs into the garret in order to pull up the rope anl hang her husbaad in that fashion. Meanwhile the husband got up and tied a few chairs to the rope. The wife did not return to the room, as dreaded the sight, but went out into the village to raise an alarm, saying that her husbaad bad hanged himself in her absence. When she came back witli a host of neigh bors and crocodile tears in her eyes there was her husband sitting at the table, laughing till his sides ached. The chairs were still dangling- o tha rope. AN IMPRESSIVE TRAIT. A Queer Man Who Mad a Friend by Re spect for His Motlir. During my bohemian dft3's it occur red that I sat in an uptown cafe with the sort of a man whom this incident will reveal. A wild-looking, unkempt chap, gaunt, shabby, with a four days.' growth of beard, rushed in, looked wildly around and then hurried ovr.r to my companion and took him asi'le. As a result of their conversation thi man with me turned to me and said in a whisper: "I am going to ask you to loan me 2, but don't you do it." Then be asked m; and I refused the loan, and the gaunt man went unsteadily out. "Queer duck, that," said the man at the table with me; "always getting into scrapes, taking out opera, com panies and having them stranded. The last scrape he got into was in Montreal. He telegraphed home: 'I am in jail ou a technicality, but don't tell mother.' That struck me as very funny, 'Don't tell mother.' But ho was always an ill-balanced ass, any way." Now that thoughtf ulness of his mother in the young mae who wanti-d to borrow 2 struck me as a rather de serv'.ng trait, and I left my compan ion abruptly and followe.l him out. I saw enough of him to convince ma that he was not a man of -business, and not even an admirable character. However, I loaned him the SJ. Since tb-'n he has been considerably in the public view in many nps and downs. But he is now the impresario of a lot of continental stars I wish bun well. Like Mark Twain I love a man who never shakes his mother. This one's name is Robert Grau. THOUGHT HE'D FOOL PEOPLE. Ona Urhletrroom Who Didn't Propose to .1t tha lilnj Away. They looked like a bridal couple as thay boardad a Chicago train at n Phil adelphia station. Thera war half a score of friends on tha platform who had com: to say goo.l-by. A f vr grains of rice dropped from the young man's hat brim as he entered the par lor car. lie careful y escorted tho fair partner to a seat. All the other passengers smiled indulgently anl looked interested. T.ien the young man extended his hand to tha young woman and said in a very loud voice and with the most commonplace formality: "Well. Mis.i Blank, the train is about to pull out. I wish yau a very pleasant jorrney. " And doffing his solt hat, he hurriedly leftth; car. The pass.'iigers iooke 1 disappointed; the young woman look ed nervous. By and by she calied.ihe porter and whispered to him. The porter nodded his head and parsed to the rear of the car. He came back in a moment and sai l in a voice that was audible to everyone in the car. "Yo're all right, ma'am. He's in de smokin compartment." Everybody smiled and the bride blushed prettily. Loclchsrt'i Joke. Lockhart, the son-in-law and biogra pher of Sir Walter Scott, played a practical joke on Lord Itooertson, who sent him a copy of a poem for notice in the Quarterly Review. Ho wrote a scathing art cle on the work, had it put into type, and only on copy of it printed, and that, of course, his lordship duly received, bound uf in his number of the Quarterly. Th review is said to hare contained the famous epitaph or epigram. "Hero lie tha Christlsa Jud;o, and Foe. Peter. Who broke tho Jsws of GoJ, snd man at metre." ClBtlerolla. The English tale of Cinderella ii found in the iserTian tale of rapallua. in the German tale of Aschenputt-i' and in the fable of La Fontaia ; about the milkmaid and her paiL '1 lit legend of Beauty and the Beaut is else found in the myths of the Hindoo Greek and Norseman. All f thest tales had a common origin ia Centra' Aaisv.