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SAMPLE IRlt A ran eaaavtrfatf' SONG. A robin sang; The dull world awakened from its sleep. Cast off its robe of winter sadness; The leaves from bondage "gan to peep. The brooks oVrllowed in Jolly madness; All nature listened to the warning. All laughed with fclet in springtime's morn- When robin sang. A poet sang; It was a sang that reached the heart Of many a man. of every woman. It was the fruit of ierfect art. It showed a power divinely human. His name was known to all; and then Fame on hr tablets wrote it, when The poet sang. A mother sang; Two little eyelids blinked and drooped. And bright curls nestled on her breast. Coiiteiilineiii's bounty richly trooped; Sweet Innocence found loving rest. The slumber fairies tiptoed near. A; id all the angels stopped to hear When mother sang. Charles K. Cook, in Troy Press. HIS REFORMATION. HY HAROLD P. N1CKEBSON. Henry Dyson was alone in his little office at the Iwu-k end of his place of business. The hour was late, ami all his employes hail pone. Mr. Dyson was a ple.Tsant-lookingi man of about 35 or 40, ami his fellow townsmen frequently xiint t'd to him with pride as a uelf-matle man. l'ut, while everybody had a pood word for Henry Dyson, very few jx-ople spoke well of his brother, Tom. On the night our story opens the mer cluint. was waiting for his graeele;s brother, and as the hours rolled ou the frown on his face grew deeper. "I ran do nothing' with Toni," he said, as he paeed the floor impatiently. I have given him every iosKible chance, but he grows more idle and dissipated every day. I'erhaps I ought not to wu.it for him, but lie was so urgent in his re quest for an interview to-night that I could not refuse. Poor fellow! What new trouble cau he le -mixed up in?" The front door opened and a younp; man entered quietly, and. after a furtive glance round the store, proceeded to the oil Ice. "Well, Tom?" said Henry Dyson. "I am here, you see," replied Tom. "I supxse," said Ilenry, "it is useless to tusk why you are so late or where you have lieen during the last two days?" Tom looked nervous and his eyes fell. "That is neither here nor there,"he. answereJ, in a swaggering way. "I have had some business of luy own to liKk after, and I knew that you were not short of help in the store. "Well, what u it?" asked Henry, ab ruptly. "Rrolher," Tom broke out, hurried ly and in a faltering voice, "I must have some money at least $2O0." "I wonder where you will get. it?" Ilenry rejoined. "You will not get an other dollar from me that is certain. Why should I toil here and economize in order to furnish you v ith funds to Ik; lost at the gaming table?" "If I da not get this money," naiJ Tom, turning very pale. "I shall have to leave, the country." "A pood thing for the country. then," snapped Henr3 "Don't let me interfere with your traveling plans." Tom seemed to fall all to pieces at this reply. He made one more effort. "I hojie you are not hard up j-our-self?" he said. "I was never getting along Wtter," responded the merchant, "but that ha nothing to tlo with the case." He pulled open the door of the iron safe and pointed to a little tin box. "Do yod see that?" he asked. "Well, that. 1hx contains 20 crisp $500 bank notes. I drew the money from the lismk to-day for an investment. No, Tom, I am prospering, but I am tired of j-our endless drain upon my purse. It must slop, and now is the time." Henry rose from his chair and went into a little closet for his overcoat. In an instant, b-fore a man could count three seconds, Tom had drawn the flat tin box from the safe ami slipped it into the breast of his heavy overcoat. His brother slowly emerged from the closet and put on his overcoat. Then h closed the door of the safe with a click. "I am ready to go," he said. "You have no further business with me, I presume?" "So, sir," Tom responded, with a pale, determined face. 'Neither now nor later; good -by. 'Good-by, old fellow," said Henry, with a yawn. Tom walked out of the store without another word, banging the door after him. "I know him," soliloquized the mer chant. "He will not leave here. He will Ie here to-morrow with a new proposi tion. Perhajas, after all, I had lietter look into his affairs and give him an ot her elia nee." He walked flowly out of the store and locked the door. A glance up and down th street showed him that Tom was not in sight, and he then quietly made his way to his home and straightway went, to led. After leaving t.he Btore Tom hugged the tin box to his breast and walked at a rapid pace. "It was an awful thing to do," he muttered, "but I hail to have money, and I helped to make some of it for my luckj- brother." The young man sped onward through the deserted streets of Paineville until l:e reached the river. He crossed the bridge and started up the hill on the other side. II is plan was plain enough, ne was goir.g to the railroad station to take the train for Xew York. Suddenly he pulled lip with a jerk. He' took the box from under his coaL "Hang it!" he exclaimed. "I must have lieen road. T am no thief, and I will cut my throat before I will liecomc one. There is but one thing to do. I will return the box lock to my brother, confess my folly and then leave him forever." Hi turned and retraced his step. When he reached tine. brid"e he paused a moment and looked into the dark waters lielow. "I may find peace 1 here," he said. gloomily. He leaned over the railing and listened to the swift-rolling current. ".My God!" he cried. "The box the box!" It had slipped through, his fingers, and already the. rushing waters were carrying it far from him. For a few moments Tom ran in the di rection of his brother's house and then wheeled about and ran back to the bridge. His first impulse was to throw himself into the river. "I am a fool!" Ue cried. "Suicide will not restore the money. I must be a man now if there is any manhood in me!" Across the river and over the hill into the thick darkness of the night the guilty fugitive fled. Mile after mile he walked like a madman. The lights of the city disapjieared from view, and Tom found himself wandering in an unfamiliar locality. Again the river came in sight, and the wretched man decided to follow it course. He would go anywhere, to get beyond his brother's reach, and the eyes of those w ho knew him. Thus the light of day found him. but it was not likely that anyone along the river side would recognize him. There were few dwellings, and the peo ple he met were farmers, who were not disposed to be unpleasantly inquisitive. So the half-crazed man rushed on through the day, till, at nightfall, he liuied wearily into a small seaport town. Henry Dyson made every effort to find his missing brother. When he thought of the ained look in Tom's eyes the night the poor fellow left, he re proached himself for allowing him to go away without a kind word of en couragement. Henry Dyson engaged detectives, and the newspapers published an account of Tom's mysterious disappearance. But it was of no avail. There was no trace, no clew, and, after a year or two, the merchant came to the conclusion that his brother was a dead man. Henry Dyson continued to prosjter. He married happily, and, in the course of time, little children came to make his home still brighter. Twenty years had rolled away, when. one night, the merchant found himself alone in his otfice, writ ing a letter. As he leaned back in his chair, to takei a moment's rest, he thought of the night, a score of years before, when Tom visited him there, to make a last apiical. Tears came into the rich man's eyes. "He was my own brother," he sobbed, and I acted like a brute. How easy it would have been for me to pay his lit tle debts. Then I could have watched over him, and, in time, my love would have touched his heart, and he would have turned out all right. Hut it is too late now to think of those days." The door opened w ith hardly a creak, and the merchant would not have known it but for the rush of cool air. He rose from his chair just in time to greet a visitor, who walked into the office w ithout even a knock on the door to herald his approach. Henry Dyson looked upon him in sieechless astonishment. If he could truest his eyes, this was Tom Dyson, but not the Tom of 20 years ago. He w as an old man, with a wrinkled face and white hair. "Hrother." said the visitor, holding out his hand, "are you glad to see me?" With a joyous exclamation the other caught him in his embrace, and then seated him in a chair. "This is a glad hour for me, Tom," he said. "I had given you up for dead, and I have, all these years, been re prtKiehing myself for my harshness to you that night, you know." "Hold on!" cried the other, excited ly, "you must not overwhelm me with kindness until I have made restitution. Here, in this iackage, you will find the sum I took from the safe in the little tin Imx. It has taken me these 20 years to make it, but here it is at last." "liut I do not understand," interrupt ed Henry. "Oh, but you must," replied his brother. "When you turned away to get your coat that night, I slipped the box out of the safe and concealed it. Then you closed the safe, unconscious of your loss, and I left you." "But the box was empty!" shouted Henry. "Impossible!" answered Tom, "for you told me that it contained $10,000. Well, I ruslied off with the box, but rejented, and was on my way to return it when I carelessly let it slip into the water when I crossed the river. Now you know why I ran away' and con cealed myself. I had but one object to make enough money to pay you back, and then I would ask your for giveness." "Oh, how foolish! "said Ilenry. "Why, man, 1 found in the morning that my book keeper had taken the money from the box and carried it back to the bank that afternoon, when he found that I was not going to use it until the next day. I missed the empty box, but I never connected that with your disap pearance." "Then this money" "Is yours," said Henry. "But, even if you had lost my money, as you sup losed. you should have come back to me. I sometimes talked roughly to ypu, but you ought to have known how I loved you, Tom. The two white-haired men sat there till midnight, talking about old times and making their plans for the future. "You must live with roe, Tom," said Henry, as he took him home. "I can't trust you out of my sight again." And Tom gave his promise, rejoiced that his reformation had brought about a reconciliation with his brother. N. f Y. eekly. A IMg- Shark. A shark measuring 10 feet in length is announced as having been captured lately in the harbor of Sydney, X. S. V. The fish's stomach on being opened w as found to contain a large dog's collar, a man's coat, a briarwood pipe, some cop pers and a great number of safety pins. The Platte. The river Platte during the summer is dry along the greater portion of its course. The water runs underground, only an occasional pool appearing on the surface. By digging almost any where in its course a supply of fresh, cool water may be obtained. Dennaark'a Kgg Trade. Denmark's foreign egg trade has grown to a tremendous, size, mainly with Britain. Twenty years ago the annual Danish export of eggs was 900, 000; now it is reckoned at 111,000,000. HELLO GIRL'S DISCOVERY. ' taw Uateated to h Vlbraaf Teaor Voice avt the Thoae. In the Detroit Electrical works there is a night watchman w ho possesses an exceptionally tine tenor voice, and w ben he has nothing else to do he sings to keep himswlf awake, says the Detroit Tribune. lTp in the big telephone ex change a dozen girls are told off for night duty. They are, like the tenor, fond of the songs of the day, but, unlike him, they are not allowed to sing, and they grow lonely after the calls begin to be few and far between and the mur mur of the street traffic below has ceased. Some months ago, it is related, one of the girls who had answered a call from the electrical works, overheard the watchman singing his favorite song. She listened as long as she could w ith out arousing the ire of the uumusical individual at the oilier end of the line, and then confided her discovery to the rest of the girls. There was a short but eager council of war, and the girl who made tine discovery was deputed to call up the harmonious watchman and ask him for a song. The watchman, who must be quite a phenomenon in that he is a tenor and also "an extreme ly Imshful young man," required a lit tle coaxing, but. eventually complied with the request. All the other girls "cut in" on the line, and the watchman was encored so often that his throat was sore when the concert was finished. But this unique tenor is as fastidious as he is shy. It is said that there was only one girl at the "central" who can induce him to sing, and she is the maid en who made the original long-distancc-coueert discovery. When the other girls begin to grow tired at night, she calls up the electrical works, and the watch man sings for her, unconscious of the fact that all the girls have "cut in" on the line, and that he is singing to the entire night force of the exchange. The others hint that there is a romance in it, but t hat is a matter which concerns only the young watchman and the girl at the "central." OUR PLAYING CARDS. Conclusion That the Multa Originated la Arrow-Shaped Character. "I have it," exclaimed an enthusiastic w hist player who w as engaged in a rub ber at a MaiLison avenue whist club, re lates the Xew York Herald. "Xo you haven't," answered his part ner. "It was trumped." "I don't mean the trick," replied the first ; "I refer to the origin of the char acters on the cards. They have always puzzled me. I have studied the matter, read all that has been written on the subject and have never until this mo ment been satisfied as to how the cards came to hear the shapes we call hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. Just now, as those sjtots representing the four suits lay there together, the significa tion of their forms flashed on me." "Well what is it?" asked his partner. ' Simple as can be," answered the other. "Look at those four suits and see how much oJike they are in form. Can't you see they are all arrows? Cuneiform, and no mistake. They quite evidently originated with the old Assyrian inscriptions. I have no doubt that these figures originally represent ed arrowheads. When the Germans adopted the heart, bell, leaf and acorn on their cards they preserved the ancient form. Here are four varying shaites of the arrowhead, likely coming from four different and opposing tribes. Hence conflict between the suits as we play the game to-day." A DOG STORY. Beacoe Two of Their Kind That Were In DUtreaa. One of the most peculiar incidents in the annals of animal instinct oc curred in Kutlandshire recently, the facts of which, says Pearson's, are as tollows: Squire X is one of the lest known characters in that part of the country. A few days ago he missed two of his best sporting dogs, and his general supposition was that they liad leen stolen. Recently, however, he was surprised to see one of his pets walk into the house, followed a min ute later by the other, both wearing the apjiearance of utter destitution. Investigation revealed the following fact: While out sltooting a neighbor came across a broken bank on his en state, and two of his dogs showed un easiness at a hole in the ground. Xoth ing he could do would induce the dogs . to leave the spot, and he finally se- ured a spade and began digging for the cause of the trouble. Eight feet of earth was dug away before the truth was out Then he discovered t lie two dogs, evidently buried from their own exertions in endeavoring to chase a rabbit. They had been there for 13 days and were nearly famished.. On their re turn to the squire's house they were followed by the animals who bad res cued them, and prompt treatment saved the lives of both. THE SYRIAN ARABS. Style Set by the Patrtareha Still la Voffao In the Eaet. The Syrian Arabs have changed U:eir style of dress less than any other na tionality. At any rate there is no record of its having changed during the period covered by human history, either as regards male or female dress or adornment. Saving only for his firearms, there is no reason to believe that the Bodouin of the desert does not clot he and adorn himself exactly as he did in the days of the Patriarchs, and the women wear their ornaments in the nineteenth century of the mune shape and in the same style as Sarah and Re becca did. Among articles of western costume, the two oldest are probably the Highland kilt and the smock-frock of the west country English laborer. It is not probable that . either of them has altered much for 1,000 years. The smock-frock was the peasant dress in early Saxon times, and the kilt would seem to be a development of the kirtle or fringed girdle, which was probably the earliest garment worn by man. Hlg- Arrowhead. An interesting relic was discovered near San Bernardino, Cal., recently. It is on immense sculptured arrowhead, four feet four inches long, and weighing more than 200 pounds. It is of bluish granite, and shaped in perfect imita tion of the smaller arrowheads fre quently in that region. CONFISCATED ELEPHANTS. Cause of Discussion Between Thla Country and Slam. Aaaertcan MUaluaarr Who AeqaLrod Property and Uot Into Trouble with the Slaaaeaa Koyal 1-anally. The late Dr. Marion A. Cheek, of Oak land, v. ho went to Siam some years ago as a. medical missionary, had some re markable exjieriencea in the "land of the white elephant." He raised ele phants for a living. That was one of his investments in the Orient, and out of it grows a claim his widow has for $M),0OU against the Siamese govern ment. Dr. Cheek's drove of elephant had become the source of a great dt-a, of diplomatic correspondence betweer Siain and the United States. Interna tional difficulty, that is still in proces; of settlement, arose over the 176 ele phants. The story of Dr. Cheek's adventure; in the east reads like a romance. lit went to Siam a missionary of the Chris tian religion. His knowledge of nie'Ii cine stood him in good stead. He in gratiated himself into the hearts of the princes of tlie land as well as the lowly natives, who saw in his remark able cures of disease unfathomable mys tery. Dr. Check was an American. He I overlooked no opMrt unity to better his condition. He gained valuable conces sions 1 rom t he Siamese government and established the businessof logging teak tiniluT of Itangkok, the capital. The re turns were so great that some of the native princes in the interior cast long ing eyes Uhd the profits the American was turning. One of them suggested a artner ship. Dr. Cheek was loath to accept the proositioii, but he decided that his own welfare demanded that he joi-. hands w ith the dusky prince. The doc tor had an agreement with his princely partner as to the distribution of the labor. Cheek agreed to do the actun! work. He went 500 miles into the tei.k timber district and hired many native laborers. He likewise secured 176 ele phants. The doctor had indifferent suc cess one season. The river was low and no logging could he. done. The prince became dissatisfied. He was ap peascd. thought Dr. Cheek, the fol lowing year, w hen a double quantity of timber was floated into Bangkok. Then the trouble commenced. The government took a hand. The doctor's partner and prince assigned his interest in the firm to the royal family. Tip? ruling powers were becoming dissatis fied with foreign interests aud their extension in Siam. The excuse was readily found for action. The failure to make a shipment of timber one season oicne; the way. The government stepped in and confiscated Dr. Cheek' plant, elephants and all. This summaty action ended the Cheel: logging business. The doctor returned to Bangkok. He made several inef fectual protests. Then he placed his troubles before the I'nited States mir ier. He claimed the confiscation had deprived him of businessof great value, and a prospect of making a clean-up of $100,000. The long delay that ensued left Dr. Cheek with little hope. After much diplomatic correspondence, he succeed ed in having some of the confiscated property returned to him. But a claim of $SO.0O0 is still unadjusted, and it went to his w idow as her only legacy from the. doctor, who diet! at Bangkok on July 4. 1S95. The claim has been approved by the I. nited States government for the full amount, and the United States minister at Bangkok has been instructed to re quest its payment. Accumulated in terest brings it up to $100,000. Minister Ila.i lett at Bangkok has made every effort t- bring the matter to a focus. The Siamese government is said to be desirous of submitting it to arbi tration. The w ill of Dr. Cheek has leen filed ami probated in Alameda county. His widow and two children now reside in Oakland. They have local counsel, who are pressing the payment of the claim to their utmost. San Francisco Examiner. FROM THE ORIENT. Homely Hrtdngroont Hire Another to . Stand In II la Place. A queer Arabian Xights tale comes from tlte" Punjab. A few weeks ago a larty of weavers formed a marriage pro cession and started for a village in l-'erozpore. The bridegroom was bald and blind of one eye, and his father feared the bride's parents would refuse him, so the weaver advised them to pre sent a barber's boy who was with them as the groom. The barber was dressed in the groom's wedding garments and was accepted. When the marriage wav over and they had returned home the weaver demanded his bride, but the barber refused to give her up, and now t hey have gone to law to settle the ques tion. ENGLISH POTWALLOPERS. A Plctareaqno harvlval of One of the Oldeot Franchisee. Says the London Globe: "The last of the 'potwallopers is dead. His name was Bichard Atkinson, his age 97, and the scene of his potwalloping glories the ancient borough of rontcfract. The ;ot w alloper was a man who acquired the franchise, by the extraordinary process of having boiled his ow n pot in the constituency for six months before the election. As an electoral class they were, as was natural, sublimely corrupt, and were deservedly abolished in 132. They were, however, a pict uresque sur vival of, probably, the oldest franchise, next to that of the '40-shilIing freehold er.' " . Mead for Raaalana. The officials intrusted with the ar rangement of the details of the czar's coronation in Moscow this spring have ordered 15,000 hogsheads of meat!, which is to be made of pure honey. K is an old Russian custom to regale th-i people with mead for three days during the festivities at the ancient capital. Mew Parisian rood. Camel's flesh is the latest addition to the Parisian bill of fare. Algerian butch ers undertaking to provide the supply. The meat is said to taste like beef, though white like veal. The hump is considered a great delicacy by the Arabs. . . . . HARVEST OF THE SEA. A Peculiar Occupation Followed OIT th Coast of Ireland. Along the northwest coast of Ireland, on tie? borders of the Atlantic. dwell a hardy race of men w hose chief iciujin tion. w hen not engaged in fishing, con sists in the manufacture of "kelp." This "kelp" is of great conunerci.-l importance, as from it is obtained near ly all our iodine a body of vast use i:i rued iei ue. During the winter months the kelp burners set out in their frail little Vur-l-aghs" (small canoe-like boats aU.i:t r feet long, made of canvas) and. prt-f:!-ing along the coast, fill the Ixiat s w it h sea-weed, from w hich the kelp is iu.nl. . In this they are assisted by the women, who. ltareheaded and shoeless, t:ik" their turn regularly at the Kirs, :ii..l are almost as exjiert at it as the men. After a storm is the time selected for obtaining the seaweed, as by t!i force of the waves it hasttccn torn fr-mi its led and is cast in along t lielin e in large quantities. " When the btmts are laden, the sea weed s brought to a small creek, and there placed in heaps out of reach nf the tide. From this it is carried in creels on the backs of men and women to a IKiint f urt her inland, w here it has to un dergo a process of drying. ' The drying consists in exposing it to the sun and wind, and the Ix-tter to d' this they have rows of loose stones laid alxut 2d vards in length ami a few feet in hsight. Along the top- of t liese t hev scat ter t he seaweed. The drying takes mouths, so tli.it spring is well advanced ere it is ready for burning. This does not matter, however, as owing to the fuel the K-t or turf got from the logs at hand not lieing yet cut and dried (or "win" a" it is termed) it is summer lwfoi-e the burning in the kilns can commence. The kiln is a deep trench dutr in tli ground. Alternate layers of turf ami seaweed are laid in this until full, and the whole is kept burning for alioi-' three weeks, until it cakes together in a large black mass resembling coke, but much mote solid and heavier. This is the "kelp." It is then broken into blocks alxint 14 inches square and brought by lwvit to the villages, where it is sold, to !. shipped to more profitable markets. Boston Post, A QUESTION OF VISION. Incidents Which o to Show That Mind snd Not Eye See. It is an admitted factlthat the eye is the "organ of vision," yet there is Ivu little doubt, even in the minds of opti cians and physiologists, that the phe nomenon of "seeing" is chiefly mental in other words, that it is the mind and not the eye that "sees," How often have you seen :a friend who, seemingly, was engaged in look ing intently ou some object on the ta ble, at the oposite side of the room, or at some picture, who, on leing aroused from his day dream, would confess that he was "looking at noth ing in particular." The explanation oi the fact that he siw "nothing in par ticular" is plain enough if properly set forth. It was because, his mind was busy with other times and scenes. Faces, bits of wayside scenery, and the like, were being presented to view in the panorama of the mind, and the "mind's eye" or mental vision was engaged in eagerly scanning pictures of impressions made thereon months years or scores of years liefore. Again, if you want to know whetheryourcom ponion looked at his watch with hit brain or his eyes, ask him the time of ' day after he puts the timepiece in hid pocket. PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES. Tauc Man Who Oot a Clerkship In An ticipation of Ills Prodigality. Here is a story t hat one of the sout h ern members vouches for, according to the Washington Post A young man, one of his constituents, applied to him for a $1,000 clerkship. The member secured the appointment, but the lay before the constituent was to le sworn in he came to his representative in a troubled state of mind and said: "Colonel. I have had $125,000 left me by an aunt, and, my God! just think what I have to go through agaJn." "Let me congratulate you," said the re preaen tat i ve, "Xo, don't do that," said the eon stituent; "you don't know what you're congratulating me on." "Yes, 1 do," said the member, "for now you can live without working." "Colonel," said the distressed young man. "I may as well tell you. Several years ago I had $100,000 left me by an other aunt aud it took me nearly a year to spend it. After I got through I had to go to the hospital for six months to get over the effects of my dissijia tion. The reason I came to see you to-day was to ask you to keep that place for me until I can spend this money." A CURIOUS MIRROR. Had Something of the Novelty of Famous X Kaya. A copy of the London Philosophical Journal of 1S32 contains an aceouut of a cus-ious Chinese mirror, which had the power to reflect upon a screen by the aid of the sun's ray s objects on the iMick of the mirror, the mirror loing made of Chinese silver, a comiMisit ion of tin and copier. The Journal states! that there were but few of the mir rors then in oalsj'uice. and that they were evidently leva remains of a lost art. From this 14 la inferred that the X ray was orlfrina'Iy discovered by the Chinese. This claim will surprise no one. for sooner or later every great discovery that has tended to advance civilization is attributed to the Chi nese, and yet, strangely enough, the Chinese are now hostile to the civiliza tion that has grown out of their dis coveries. There Waa Lota of It. Among a lot of fresh air fund children sent to the seaside hist summer w as one oor little waif who did not join in the other children's games, but was found alone down on the rocks surveying the txt&n. "Wouldn't you like to come aud play some games with the other little girls?" she was asked. "Oh, no, sir," said the waif, "I'd rather look at the water." "And what do you find of inter est in the. water?" "Oh. there's such lots of it," said the waif, enthusiast ically, "and it's th only time in my life I ever seed enough of anything." BRITISH HOSPITALITY. (Said to lte on the Herllae-Tb Kee- taarant lean ( oatealeBU Is the art of British hospitality on the decline? A writer in the London World It ! ieves that it is, and assigns B.s the cause "t h adoptiou for entertain ing iuqaiM of that practice of nomad ic dining which has leen so largely liormwed of late years from the other side of the channel." The home din i.er arty" is alisappearing. Ik mourn fully adds, owing to the multiplication of gorgeous ami jiiilatial n-Maurant-a.. with till their a'luring possibilities of v it-arious hor-pitality. Xo one can se riously p tel. ml that to entertain at a ri-stauraut is the same thing as to en t rtaiu tinder one's own roof. It is a trouble-shirking met IkkI of discharging social obligation ut terly devoid of t he Sent iiiient a-ssoc iawd with home. "Fiat life" is aitot h r "foreign" al-om-iiiatiou which is con rilmt iiig to the downfall of the once clu-risln-d British inst it nt ion. Hoipe life and flat lifeare two totally dist;n-t liiinirs. and to a larire cxet r.t antagonistic. Flat ilwell c rs are d larr i from cut. rtaining in i-ny but t he n-.tast rcslricu-.l iiiaimer.aiid their only rcsoi:rie is the restaurant. Again, t he art of eonversat ion. on w Inch. 1 he home di mier dej ended so much for its success, is on the !-cliiie. for to-day "so great" is the dread of mutual lore dom that lua-ts and I'Uests at restaur ant dinner juirties frequently take the precaution to arm themselves en masse with tiekcls for tiie play, and thereby escape from the necessity of enter taining each other for a moment loiiirvr than is also! utcly in -essary by adjourn -ing to the theater immediately the re jiast is conciu.lod." IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS. 1 Rather Spicy s.v.irt in the Ttshtng Line Keportcd. An Englishman tells in the Ixndoii Field of a aiiifiil experience he had at the Andaman isiamls w ith a parrot ii-li. The parrot li.-h v. as of a dirty olive tint, with brown spots, and was -aossessed of a formidable l-:ik. not unlike a ma caw's, only the points met instead of vcrlappii;!T. and it was coiu'Mtscd of lwnc instead of horn. It was brought to th surface by some experimental tor-cdoes. and the Eiu?INhmau picked it tip and ln-gaji iking bis linirer about it, supposing the brute to lie dead. All of a suiHli n the o-eii l.cuVs came lo pcthcr with a sii.qi aud the iiit.lihmaii lost the top of Lis thumb. The chunk bitt-n o:T was gi.cn by the coxswain to a pa mln r ( l o; urdi club. The same coxswain and a miHilxT of saii.irs were di awing a seine for carna tion carp, w ho:'.e scales were t Ue size of rt'pees and skin as tou-rh as leather, when, as the sci:ic closed tip. a l iir fish fetched the coxswain a blow in ttieali liini.il that kiuK-I.ed li 1 in palley-W'-st over the boat's rail and into the water. That upset the lat. but all hand were rescued, and the fish were taken out to Ik- eaten. The Andaman islands furnish consid erable s-ort with guns as well as rods, snip and wild pigs Wing abundant at proper seasons. WHAT A METEOR CAN DO. People Who Value Their Uvea W ill ldge hen Pssille. We. own, our immunity l our at mosphere, which sines as a bullet proof cuirass for the world. Wln-n a meteor entci-s the atmosphere, the fric tion produced I y its pisrautic sjtee! mak-s it lhusli tip like the arrow of Accstes. only more s. The ingenious t xjx-l iments of Ixird Kelvin have show n that, the heat tl.iusi produced just as a brake sliowcrs sp-arks from a ca-rriage wheel, or a lucifer match i'htson the lox, is sufficient to cot.sumethe tin teor as if it were suddenly vast into a fur nace hcat-d to three or lour million degrees. Obviously the smaller me teors are utterly consumed ln-fore t hey have jienet rated far into the atinos-pli-re. which their fate has show n to ris-e to a height of alout 12 miles. Only a very large one can descend, as that of Madrid is said to have done, to within 2d niihs of the earth, liefore lH-ing burst by the exKinsi.ti due to heat and by tlie resistance of tiia- air. The fact that fragments do occasion ally reach the earth is the 1-est proof of the great size of some of the meteors that we encounter. If it were not-for the "blessed air" the exphasion of them all. with the accompanying fervent heat, would take place in our midst. It is safe to say tluit such a state of things would render our great towns unin habitable. In Indn wearesoiiiew hat incline-1 to gird at the atmosphere, w ith its smoke and its fog and its east wind. But none of us can tell how- of t-ti it l.as saved him from a terrible and invisible fate, in lieing. :ls Mark Twain lias it. "shot with a rock." If we are more in cliiwil to recognize the atmosphere's services in future, the Madrid meteor w ill not have exploded in vain. lndon Sjiectator. NOTES OF SCIENCE. Oxalic acid is now obtained from sawdust. Matches have not yet displaced the tinder-lox in the rural districts of Spaiu and Italy. A mortar composed of brick jiowder mixed with quicklime is now largely used in F ranee. A street car in Glasgow with a neat oil motor in place of horses was ex hibited recently. While on the trial trip the oil tank took fire and burned the whole exhibit. Cool llnoagti. A Massachusetts congressman who was on Ixuird the train which was . recked at Hyde Park, Mass, last fall, say s that when the shock came me of the passengers was pitched over several scats just in time to receive the con tents of the water-cooler, w hich tip-icd over and soaked his clothing with ice water. A highly-excited paser.gcr rushed up to him and told him to keep cool. "Go way," said the wet man; "I am the coolest man in the ear. I have just had two buckets of ice-water emptied dow n my lack." Old Itridgea. The most, numerous of the medieval bridges existing in England are of one arch, of w hich the tine old bridge near iHinby castle, in Cleveland, with its circulararch ornamented with the arms of Lord Neville of Baby and built in is a pood example.