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DIDN'T SEE HER MAMMA -THERE.
Anil So thol.itlle i;irl Iliii Nut Tllink She
S:v tin' H;lt Ifl4:tvll.
She v.ns such a milt' of a littlo
irirl that it's n worulor she wasn't
((ishril in tin" frrcut crowil that
1 !n (niL'fd int' of the liitr ('hestniit
street ilry floods em rori urns. Kut
she h"pt a tirht eliiti-h on a hull's
Tit: tie I, :.vs the- l'lii!;ni !ili!a l'eeoi!.
:!! as haiy in (he ilelitrht of seeiisjf
all (lie v. omlei f nl Christmas thinjrs.
Her eompanion was dressed in leej
iiioiirnmir. haxinr esideiitly lst a near
relalive. At one end of the store v. as
a pretty seene represent inir t he fl isjht ot
artrels. the anpcls heinir wjix lifriiros
suspended in midair. The little jriil
,-:i.ed in wonder at the sifrht, and her
lirmvn eyes opened to t!n-ir fullest
extent. Some straiifre thouirht se-in-l
to 1ak" possession of her ehildish niiiiil.
and su seHniied eat h anjrel faee elose
ly. Her little heart was evidently
tronl.led. and her lips cjiiivered as she
loohei up into the lady's faee and
asked: "A nnt if, is that really Heaven
up there?" "No, darling. it's oidy
111:1 1 e-helieve." softlv rel:ed the lady.
The little one's faee brightened up. and
v. ilh a lx-anlif.il smile and a little
sih she 111 urrniired : "1 clil:it think it
was real Heaven. lecaiise 1 don't see
FOREIGN FACTS AND EVENTS.
It is a rare thinfj to find in any
part of China a man over ? years of
ajre who eanuot read and write.
Several thousand pieees of Queen
l.ii's tahlev.are, silver and cut pla-ss
hroiiirht fabulous ri-es at auction in
Hon. .lulu. Each piecf lnre the royal
A rrench medics'! paper prints what
is l-lievod to If the oldest known
medical recipe. It is a tonie for the
hair, and its date is 40M IJ. C. It was
prepared for an Egyptian cpieen, and
required dofrs' paws and -a.s.ses hoofs
to be lio'iled witJi flates in oil.
Australia has found it inip.sible to
Finite- tlie rstbbit plasrno. In Now
South Wales alone 7.oo(i.tiOO acres of
land have leen abandoned ami C 1.000,
ilito sp-nt. The only plan that has
anv rKd effect is wire net linir. arid of
this 15,000 miles have leeii used.
A Outlion f Ane-ttry.
Abraham llayward, the famous
'n;:rterlv J'ev iewcr, on-e i hoiifrht that
he would I'he to have some am-T-st ors.
so he viafkcd straight ti a picture deal
er's. Select inff a portrait of a cav:ilier
;;i half armor, with features not fjuite
ind'Ke his own. Mr. llayward made a
!:d for it. but decmiiiir the price ashed
ti; li :trl. he went his way. A few days
l-'.ter r. llayward went to dine with
iX'id Ilonirhton. and was astonished to
f'l.d the picture in the l:i:inj-r"ni.
Svi Witf that it attracted his quest's nt
tenlioti. Lord llourhton said: "Very
trood picture, that! t'ame into my
hiii.ds in a curious way. Portrait c.f
a Milncs of the commonwealth period
an ancestor of mine." "Ah. indeed!
said Mr. llayward: "he was very near
be ills' an ancestor of mine."
GAME BIRDS GOING.
Quail and Prairie Chickens
Growing Very Scarce.
If Some StfpK to Krilenifch the Stock In
Thin Country Are Not Taken Ttiry Will
Soon Hi'i'oiiiii Kxtlnct 1-u u
CTuhM Arc to Islaiue.
Western lovers of that beautiful
sport, hunting wild iame birds, must
be well satisfied with the vigilance of
th-.' Illinois frame, warden, Mr. I How,
aided by those frent lemen ho hold sim
ilar positions in adjacent states. Kn
ertrelie as their efforts are, however, it
is to be feared they come too late to
save the prairie chickens (pinnated
.rouse.) No measures, it is certain,
can ever make them as plentiful 011 our
prairies as they were a cpiaiter of a
ccnlury airo. Kven if tln-ir slaujihtcr
-ere forbidden for a term of years, t he
utmost vijrilance on the part of
Mr. ISlow and his assistants
could not prevent the annual
desl ruction of larpe. iiuiuImts.
tju::il arc lieconiinir ecpially scarce, and
unless (he- different hunting clubs lake
ome steps to replenish t he stock, frame
of the prouse family vtill soon liccome
ex rciiiely rare.
Kutrlaiid has always lwen a Treat
.raiiie preserviiifr c-ountry. but even
I here, where I he Tame laws are very
si rinjrent, it has lieen found m-cessary
to i ii 1 1 m rt larire numbers of birds from
The dark-necked pheasant (phas
ianus colchic-us) has lonfT rciirned as
the kinfT of Knfrlisli frame birds. This
pheasant wsis first brought from Asia,
Imt lias been indigenous in Ii!rlanl for
centuries. They are Alyfrainus in
their habits, and as the brilliant pluui
aire of the male bird is in contrast to the
soinlie r brown of the hen, rood sports
men can easily distinguish the 111 apart
They invariably let the females pass un
scathed, so that the supply is fairly well
Ii is iisiossihlc, however, when a
covey of partridges frets up, to distin-:-uish
the different sexes, so that licith
male and female have to fall alike- to the
imerriiitr aim of the Knirlhh country
1 11 1 li'iian. C'onsecpieiit ly they woultl
c-ei'iiie very scarce could not esrirsand
' irds le obtained from abroad. The
first imiMirted were the French, or red
ie'i'ed variety (caccabis urfa). but they
-roved very i.nsat isfactory, as -when
iislurlicd J Uey prc-pared to run ratiier
til. 111 fly. In addition, they did not in-
ri'iecil with the native variety, but
!einir larir.-r and more puj;nacioiis
threatened to cNterminate them. A
i'evv years n'O it was diseovercd that
! he Hiinirariaii part ridtres not only very
nearly resembled the Kiifrlish sH'cies,
imt would interbreed, and clw c 11 in har
mony with it. This discovery has led
:o the importation of myriads of these
hiids; indeed, the business has frown
to such proMrt ions that over a dozen
firms are enirafred in it, and last season
-.ver HKI.iioii brace were shipped from
Kuime on t he Adriatic, the only port for
i he larire extent of country over w hieh
these birds are trapped.
Most of them are taken on the broad
plains and low foothills of the Carpa
thians, and in t he valleys of 1 he Hohem
lan Alps. In the dense woods that
clothe the lower spurs of the latter,
pheasants are also very plentiful and
larire numbers are trapied. and im
ported. In 'iirlaiid liv e 1 1 uiiirariait
partridges brin; aliout- $1 to 1.25 a
'.uaie (male and female), pheasants
.'J.'i to$2..rj(:; partridrescTr:. 5 to$ln
t hundred, and pheasants a'oout $7, a
pretty hifrh price eousideriiifr t hat only
.ib.iit so per cent, of these eirfrs are f- r
iile. They are usually hatched by ban
tams, or common barnyard fowls.
I loth partridges and pheasants are
prolific cf;r producers, their nests con
taining from I .'! to 1 7 efrirs. ohv e-iirow n
in color, much rounded at one end, but
pointed at Hie other. Their nests, how
ever, are always on the irroue.k and t he
owners make but slipht attempts to
conceal them, so that the contents fall
an easy prey to their many enemies.
The ICiifrlish variety lay measurably
well in confinement, but their CfT'rs are
frequently infertile. This, however, is
not the ease with the Ilunfrariau birds,
who, if not 'too closely confined, lay
lar-re mi mlers of -frirs. a surprisiiifr jmt
cc titaire of which will hatch out. The
yoitnir birds are much hardier and
easier to raise than those of the Kiifrlish
Their hardiness would enable them to
withstand the rifrors of this climate.
So if some of our run clubs, who have
larire territories at their command,
were to obtain a consignment, their
preserves would soon Ik' stocked with
this very desirable- frame bird. They
never fly hiirh, so that the exjiense of
inclosiiifT a few acres of land suitable
for them to breed 011 would be trifling.
Another bird which has attracted
the attention of pame preservers in In
land and Scotland, who control l.-irire
areas of waste land. Ls the fruinea fowl
(imllina numidica). They are occa
sionally me t with in this country in a
dotuestieate-d state, but those who have
shot them in the African juiifrles will
readily acknow ledpe. that few frame
birds surpass them, either in the e.--elienee
of the sport the-y furnish or
their e-dible qualities. This bird has
le-i-n straiifTcly iieyrlected by epicures
in this country. thourh he is really l t
ter e-atiiifT than any other of t lie doiue-s-tieated
fowls. In consepicuee liunt
inir clubs could obtain larire- iiuiuImts
at a nominal price. If these we're
turned tiut on some wide expanse they
would lieeome as wild jls hawks in the
second frenerat ion, and would increase
very rapidly, as they surpass all other
frame birels in the mimlier of etrfrs they
lay. and the cunuiiifr with which they
conceal their ne-sts. Chieapo Inter
Prisoners have a fair profiortion of
"happy answers" r red 1 ted to tJiem. Of
these, jx-rhaps, the ln'st known are
those of the man who. wher asketl if
he pleaded "rnilty or not puilty.
pneej mat lie oouliln t say until
ne-arei lire evidence : and the
sonse of the prisoner to the
question liefore sentence: "Have y.011
any thin"; to say. prison, r. lielore sen
tence is pronounced ujmhi you?" "It's
ery Kind ot your tumor. at;d
cpiite apreeable to the court J
like to say 'g-ood evening." "
TOLD OF A PARK SNAKE.
A I'ollreman'n Kxptanal ion of Worn
Spot in the Aiiphnlt Walk.
A Ce-ntral park xlieeniun was standing-
near the entrance at luoth street
and Central park west the other ilay
lookinp very thotiphtful. He stroke-d
the left-hand side of his fine red mus
tache with his ripht foreliuper and
traced in an abstracted way at the lower
rims of the' w he-els of carriages and bi-cye-les
as they passt-el.
"What is weiphiii'' on your mind so
heavily?" aske-el an acquaintance.
The jkjI iceman turne-d savarely witli:
"None of your " Then he broke off
anel saicl: "Oh, it's you, is it?" The
savape look pave way to a half smile,
and then the serious look came bac k
"I don't think," said he. "I don't
know, and, w hat's more, I don't pivc a
cuss." Then he stopped talking to look
at his questioner through the corners
of his eye-s. After a little urging and
much hesitation he told tikis story:
"You asked me once if I'd ever seen
any snakes here in. the park, and I told
you yes. That was -arly last spring,
wasn't it? Yes, I thought so. Well.
I've se-en some snakes since the-n. May
be you weeuhl like to hear about one
that I've got to know pretty well? Yes?
Just as 1 thought, lx-t us go down this
w alk a ways. I w ant to show ou some
thing first. Here we are. l)o you see
this little knob or hummock in the
asphalt? Well, last spring, the lirsl
time I noticed it, it was an inch high.
You can see for yourself that it's not
more than half an inch high now. What
do you & 11 p tost; wore it down so much?"
"The seullling of shoes ou it," the
"Well. 1 rather think nit. The feet
of men don't touch the edge of thi.
walk twice a year. Ik you see that
robin's ne-st there in that oak? Well,
the first time I saw that snake it wj.;s
just swallowing the last of five eggs
that had been in that ne-st. I know that
there were rive eggs in the snake lie
cause they showed in live bunches in
the snake's middle the cuss had swal
lowed them w hole. He was a black one,
by the way, and could climb likcagray
"Hut. as I was saying, that snake had
five unbroken eggs in him, ami I wa i
wouilering about what he was going
to do with them. 1 found out pretty
soon. The snake climtied down the t re-e
head first and crept toward the walk
here, getting along pretty slow, for he
was only 14 inches long, and the five
eggs made a pretty big load for him.
"The- snakeeame straight toward this
hummock here, and I was standing
right here by these bushes. Hecraw h-il
around the hummock several times,
the n stuck his head in this little- hole
here in the asphalt, and then drew him
self i'p into a hump, w ith his tail st ick
ing in this little crack here only the
crack wasn't so large then and the n he
stood up just like a letter U upside
down. Then he straightened out. and
down came one of the eggs on to that
hummock there. I heard the shell
break. The snake raised up again and
another e-gg was broken, and soon until
there wasn't a whole e-gp in the snake.
That's w hat wore that humnioek dow 11,
for all summer the snake broke his eg-s
"Is that what made you think and
look so seriously?" the man asked, as
the ol iceman stopped talking.
"Oh. no. I was just wondering if i.
wouldn't Ik a good plan for us police
men to Ik ma.le auxiliary observers of
natural history here in the mrk. X. Y.
Improvement Which Make Their I e
Painstaking skill 1: nil constant improvement-
are ne-e-essary factors in the
pcrtect.ioii or succesvs of almost any in
dustry, tint now nere, suys the New
ork Mail anel t-.xpretss, are they more
fully atteneteil 1 n 11 m t tie timJiing of
artificial limns. I nere was a tune when
the lame anel the crippie-el nacl 10 show
their defevts and misfortunes to the
world. Now it is just ine otner way.
People with arttncial legse-an ihw walk
so KTtecUy as to avoid deu-etion, nnij a
M-rsoii with a sinpie. amputation ca.11
almost elely iletec-tion. Improvements
make it (ossitle to move the knee and
ankle joints, and this innovation also
strengthens the whole limu and makes
it more ituraJile.
One ef ttie latest improvements is in
the knee joint of the leg for thigh am
putation, which is wo .rrangd that
when in a sitting position the cord ajid
spring are entirely relaxed, thus re
lieving nil strain uid pressure. There
are iu the I 111 ted States mmi.ihmi mtsoiis
w no have te tie suppliecl w ith new limbs
on an average of onee in ever five to
eight years. The manufadu .ng of
these articles in New ork has In-come:
ejuite tut enterprise.
A Wc-mlt hy Railroad Fireman.
A young man in blue overalls and a
greasy cap and jacket is now employed
as fireman on the Ixng Island railroad,
lie is (ieorge 1). Pratt, the son of the
late Charier? Pratt, theiiiulti-miloonairi
Stiiiidarel Oil prince. Young Pratt was
gradnate-d from Amherst college with
honors in 1SU3. As one of the- rere
sentatives of his father's rotate, who
is the se-cond largest stockholder of ther
long Island Kailroad company, he pro
kscs to learn the railroad business
through every grade, from laleorer tip.
lie started in the car shos at Morris
Park.' J:nd after service at the Ik-iicIi,
the forge and in the assembling-room,
he learned how to use tools, how every
part of a liK-omotive is made, and how
the whole is put tepether. After hav
ing served Hie reejuisite apprentice-ship
in that depart nie-nt, he jiinied into the
loexmiotive cab and commenced shov
eling coal in the cajuieity of a fireman.
Or. Jnnn.nu'ji MouMex.
Considerable discussion, says a Lon
don exchange, is taking place in Lich
field with re-garil t the condition of
the house in the market square in which
Dr. Johnson was l-orn and lived. In
view of the nssibility of the hou-e
falling into a state of de-cay an agita
tion has 1h--ii commence. 1 in favor of
public action, and it is now understood
that at the next meeting of the city
coune-il a prcqodion will Ik, made to
a -.hi 11 ire it for use as a Johnson museum
or club, a number of local resiilents
having offered to give to it relies which
they jvossess of the famous lexie-og-
DRINKS OF MANKIND.
Many of Them. Ine-luejinc; llrrr. Are Very
In the lK-ginniiig men !rank water
and then came to use the milk oT cows,
asses and eammels. Tlu-n in some spn it
of investigation they drew the milk of
mares ai:d jierhaps the supplv i:.or
th xm ecpi:ih el the eleiiKind. for some of
it was left over to stand and fi rinent,
and as a result the-y hxnl koumyss. freAm
which they first learne-d 'he delights of
Next in harnil'-ssness to milk are
those drinks whieii are prepareil from
the products of the soil wi'hout the a:d
of fe-riiK-iit.it ion. Such are te-a. eofTee,
-cH-oa. chocolate. Among the-se- the ue
of c-ocoa is probably tiie most an
cient in Fuiiqie, a.- it reached the-n- !
fore cither tea a;;el coffee. Kmj-eror
Montezuma must have Im-c-ii verv fond
of it, as he hail I'.OiS' jars prepareil ela.ly
for the Use of his housche.'d and for
his own consumption.
Columbus, w hoeiid many good things,
carried the- knowledge of i-ik'h:i to .u-roK-
and it sckiii leeanie common in
-"pain. It was introduced to Knglaml
in ir57 and al-out the- lM-g::iiiiiii of tlu-l-th
century -hK-!ate-, wl.'ie h is a prep
aration from the same plant. iM-eame
Coffee-, the. drink more liirhly re
garde-el to-day than any otli-r, was first
usi-d in Abyssinia in 75. '1 !i-nec it was
brought to Arabia. A (in-i-Ii first iutro-dm-csl
it to Kngland and inaele himse lf
famous by ehe- act.
Tea, which riva's e-offee ;n favor, is a
native of China, where it has Im-n
grow n ftir over l.oe'O ve-ars Pe-p .-- mea
tions having drank it in T,r.u. show :ng
that it was then a novelty.
It will surprise Ihose who like ! e-er
to hear that it is not a m.xlern inven
tion. It was made by the Kpyptinns
many hundreds of years before Un
christian era. as well as !y the ;re ks
and Romans. We have received it from
the ancient (iauls, who were' 'Tea!
drinkers as well as feeih-rs. I1.1l nil.t
edly the use- of ber was common as
early as the- use of wine.
Among the Kpyptians. Creeks Ilo
111:111s and Athenians ln-e-r was made
from barley, while in Spain and I-ritain
wheat was used for malti-ig. Tacitus
in the first century said that In-crwas
the usual drink of the Romans and t he
soldiers of Caesar introduced it into
So-ealh-d "ik'ct was niach in Kngland a
long time ago by tapping spri:-i. ti r.
birch, maple and ash trees ami iis.mii;
their juices. This process is still l. pt
up in I-'nghn.-d and in This er.i-ntrv.
where homemade Im-cts from roots :.i-e
Ale, which is more used in Knrrl-ind
than in Ai:eriea. is a heavier mallet!
liquor than be-er. and contains a sit all
proportion of hops. It w::s a favorite
elrink of the Anglo-Savons and Danes.
A more aristocrat ic drink is wine the
use of which is as old as civilization.
Its origin is ascribed to the gods. The
cultuie of the vine b-gai in Armenia
anel Pon tus and sjie-e-dilv spn-ac'. The
most famous of Asia! ie- w ies w as t hat
of Chalvb. which furni.-hed the tables
of the Persian kings. Wine was not
used by the most ancient !:mans.
Whisky, which is mere- democrat ic
than wine, is dislilh-d from various
grtiins. from HtateK-s and from malted
barley. It was named by the Ce lts ii
Ireland and Scotland. Pr.mdy. a eirink
not so universally used. isdistilhd lro:n
wine. Chicago News.
LI HUNG CHANG'S DUPLICITY.
How an Knjrlih Capta"-n Wae S-eur-i for
In engaging the serv-ces of a e-om-IH-tent
Pritish ollicer to organize H.
Chinese navy, tjie povcrimie-r.t i. e-..
Li Hung Chang--was obliged to re-sort
to duplicity in order to e-ffe-et a sem
blance of reconciliation lctuetn the
naval servie-e ami the mandarin svs-t-ni.
Afte-r the ex (H-rie-iu-e gained in
his first term of ten ice in China. Capt.
I-mg eh-clineu t i re-e-nter it without
adeepiae subsantive rank. Whe-ihe-r
this stipulation was made by the- Prit
ish board of rdiniralty In-fore giving
him leave to serve. r was iuq 0-11I by
t'apt. I-ing !;iinse-lf. is immaterial.
What the icrcy had to do v as to con
trive a form of words which would
ratisfy t he condit ion without disturle
ing the Chiies ' otlicial arrangements.
CapL I -Trip was given tie t;1le of
co-admiral w ih Ting, w h-le all ati; !ior
ity was secret!-.- withheld from him.
S long as Admiral Ting was j re-.-e-nt.
("apt. I-iiiir did not discover bis true
Ksition. His -Advice vvns fei' iv. d. he
was on the most cordial trrms voh h;s
tx-admir:il. anil the-re was noth't: to
show that he was not, ele facto, com
mander in chief. As soi". however, as
an accident cattsc-d the two to K- seq
Sirated the situation was revealed.
I-ang's rdr to hoist the admiral flap
was disoln-y eel. and Commodor I.iu as
Riimeil command of the Ih-ct. An a
eal by teh-j-rani to Viceroy Li only
brought strong c-onfiririatie'ii of the
fact that I-a:;gi Chinese rank was
never intended to In other than a sham.
Versatility Kcnlrl of a Trarhrr.
That th- old conditions of ilia ire life
in New Kngland, in which the meet
in? hoii :e was a real e-e-nter eif public
life and hal an intimate connection
with certain ofl-e-ial things, stii! p-.-e-vails
in some places in Massae-huset ts,
is indicated by a re-c-e-nt en-c-urreiie-e-. A
young gf ntle-tiian who had In-e-n rec--oninienileil
through a teachers agiie-y
for the place of master of a public
high scdeml w as in corresMUnlenc-- with
the se-lund coii:ii'itte of the town, anel
amonp the uestions nske-d as lei his
quali'ic-ations was this: "Are- you able
to sing in tiie church choir?" The
young gentleman can sinir; he- obtained
the sition, and every Sunday his
voice is heard in the village choir.
Moreover, he teaches the high schmii
well. The people of the- illage say that
their high schoolmaster always has
sung in the choir, and they se-e ne rea
son why he shouldn't In expected to
sing. lloston Transcript.
In the 17th and 1Mb eit ;n ie s doctors
carrieI canes vvitti tmi!. vv heads, jmt
fomted like a pepjier caster. Tin-.-e
enntaine-d aromatic- pov. ih rs. ,-mhI when
entering a sick loom the eloetor would
strike the cane- smart ly on the fir-oratul
apply its head to his nose for the pur
pose of disinfec ting ihat nicmln-r and
thus of pre vt iitir.y contagion.
RELATED OF THE RENOWNED.
KiiifiT Menilek of Abyssinia is pas
sioiuitcly fond of chain iiariie.
The prince of Wales Ls suffering from
an attac k ed low spirits ami his face h:i
grown verv e-are worn of late.
President Fan re of Frs-uce is said to
! growing weary of the cares of office-,
ami is not as energetic as he used
It is aid that Nansen agreeef. for
tire sum of j:,.! in:!, to se nd his first message-
on Lis return to an Knglish uews-ItK-r.
Ismail d- Ia-sscj. Kon of the tirand
Frain-ais. has just ln-n sentenced to
a short- term of imprisonment for
thrcateidnir a j,,e ,h- j,rix who had
sjx.ken cFisrespe-ct fully of his mother.
Lord I i-hton was not a rich man
when hedie-d, in spite of t 1m-large sums
la- earned during his life time, and his
famous house-, with all its art treas
ures, must in- sold at aue-tion.
Mr. (dad-tone usually has three
lxn.ks in reading at. the same time and
ehaiii-fs lrom one to another as he
thinks that his mind has reached the
limit of absorption.
Fmj-eri.r William of C-rmany takes
great iutfjcst in his kitchen. Recent
ly he accompanied his court -marshal
through "the lower regions" of" his
palace and complimented Lis chef of
clw-fs 011 the po.nl order that crtaineei
to a clepuj-tmeiit that is always over
worked. Lloyd's silver medal has ln-en award
eel to ("apt. Nut mail, of the steamship
Aidar. who. when his ship foundered,
refused to In- take-n off. in oreler not to
leave an iiijtire-d man. He went down
with the ship. 1 ut u.::nngvd to hold on
to his iitiui and to get him on the lnjt
tom of an upturned lnat, from which,
they were afte 1 v ard rc.-cued.
FAIV.CUS YOUNG MEN.
Chatterton was not. "i when he died.
Landseer In'gan Lis studies of dogs at
II Perugino had finished an altar
painting at 14.
Moliere finished a comedy, one of his
ln-st. at 17.
Uui,. I. -1 had pren!uc-e-l an ope-ra In-fore
lit was 15.
Corneille had planned a tragedy le
fore he was te-n.
Auln-r wrote an ojnretta forthe stage
paint inr at 1'J.
Fra Ange lic-o jiainted a sujecrb tiltar
Fra. I'.artolomeo executed two altar
pieces ln-fore 17.
.lohii-on wrote his best inx-try in
Rembrandt had finished a portrait
In "ore he was 12.
Titian b'L'fin his long series of alle
portcal works at 14.
Correggio uuinifested his suj-erbartis-tie
ge-uius at 1 4.
I.iv v ln-iran his "History of the Roman
State-" at '-4.
e-ler had plannetl a grand ojn-ra at
the time he was 12. (;ioln-l'tnocrat.
SONS OF MARS.
Pon .layme de Ilourlnin, only son of
the prcte-nder Don Carlos, has ente-red
the Russian army as a sub-lieutenant
of el raiT-nens.
Onlv ten T rent, of the sol die-rs re-e-ruiteil
in the l'.ritisti armies last yeaj
were I risiimeii. Once the n-reenUige
was mm-h larg-r.
On tin prouud that t hey are too con
spicuous in war times the gray hrs-s
of the Second Prairemns, the Se-eits
linns, are to l-e suppressed and dark
horses are to take their place.
One of Jameson's trenqers had an
uiij'lea-ai.t iaudii.g in l-iiflajiel. He
was ari-ested for an emln-zzlement that
hail been the cause of his dc -art tire t
South Afnc-a and sent to jail tor tJiree
I.'n at. W.-dte-r Maxwell Se1t. the
great-great grand-on of Sir Walter
Scot t and i he first male heir of Atlnts-f-ird
since Sir Waller's ow 11 sn. will
e-ome tee nge- iu April. (.luee-n Victoria,
it is said, will then make turn a t-ar-oiie-t-
Her Kxravag7ine-e. Mrs. Smith
"Pear me. I am gelt inp a double chin."
Mr. Stnit!i -"Yon ought to te ashamed
to have so much of any 1 liing these liaxd
1 iriie-s. Cliicago R cord.
Pelle- "You know Jack ( iddileoy, of
c-ourse; e'on't you think he is just out
of sight?" Sadie "Indeed he is! a
v-.rv personification of the old saying,
;t of sight out of mind. " lloston
Visitor t hear;ng the piano in the
r.ext. renitui "K tliat your elaughter?
She apjn-.irs to In playing with only
one hrind." ( lent leman of the House
"Yes; her fellow is probably playing
with the other." lloston Transcript.
Proud Pop (to old liaehelor friend)
"I Ull vein, law-sou. ttiere's no liaby
like my 1-al-y." Pawsou "Fin glad
nul'ie nal.nl u p to t hat fact, I knew
mighty well there nrver was a baby like
t he one you described. llarjn-r"
rill at l.ire-savlnc Station.
On Tuesdays there 1-nat practice;
this consists in haulintr the lma ca.--riape
to the lniich. unloading, laune-h-ing
he-r and pulling out throuph the
surf bae-f iiig. tumour, or efoing just
what the keejn-r -commands, he ste-er-ing
the lmat. After practice, the Inuit
is put 011 the c.irriaire. haul-el Kick to
1 he lmat house-, cle-aneel and le-ft ill
n-rfe-c-t. ortler. Wednesday is signal
drill day. There, is an internation
al code of signals. comjnsed of
flairs re-pres-.n?iiig the diffe-rent let
ters of the alphaln-t. Kae-h surf
ma 11 has a set of minature flips,
aiul he signals to the keeper, who an
swers them with his flnjrs so any man
nt the stition c an read a message from
a wrecked ship. All the princqml
maritime nations have adetpted this
c-'nle. anil as vessels are provided with
f:'Ts. and imoks containitip the key to
diffe-rent signals, printed in many lan
guages, eommuiiicat ion In-tween ves-s-ls
anel -t.'itions can lee easily carried
on, whatever the -hips nationality.
Teresa A. T'rown. in St. Nicholas.
The present, the present, is all thou
hast for thy sure jmssessing; like the
pat ria re-h's angel. hld it fast till it
pives its blessiii'r. Whittier.
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