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brlDg yota muia
tioagbt tbe Freedom of the Serfs of Ui.
Native Village. 1
There died recently in Moscow a man
w ho in the last 20 years g-ave $5.1Ho,
(njo to charity. He w as State Councillor
Jcrmakoff, who came from a poor fami
ly. His first public act windi excited
peneral attention was the purchase of
the freedom of all the serfs living- ia
his native village. This cost hint $120.
ooti. He came to the rescue of the poor
eople time and tune u;:iau when the
harvests fuilel. His funeral was one
of the laryest ever seen in the old burial
place of the Kussian czars, thousands
of the oor of the capital following- the
philanthropist's body to the grave
Stupid Litigation.
A stupidly obstinate piece of litigation
has just been settled by the house of
lords. Two Aberdeenshire land owners
quarreled over the rig-tit to lish in the
lliver Dee, which borders their estates
for 150 ards. ltoth admitted that the;
fishing was of no value, but they had
swt $15,000 to have their rights de
cided. -Tbe Sett Cucumber.
The'sea cucumber, one of the curious
jelly bodies that inhabit the ocean, can
practically efface himself while in dan
ger by squeezing- the water out of his
body and forcing; himself into n narrow
crack, so narrow as not to be visible to
the nak-d eye. He can throw out near
ly the whole of his inside, aud yet live
and grow it apain.
I Listen for Ansel Musle.
The children at Bethlehem are told
by their mothers that on Christ mas eve
a choir of angels sings above the place
where Christ w as born. . Travelers say
that on this evening scores, and some
times Jiiuidreds, of children may be seen
in the open air, looking up iuto the fcky,
waiting to hear the angels sing.
Ancient Maker, of Shoes.
Shoemakers were at first called san-dal-uiaLers,
aud there is little doubt
that sandals and rough buskins, or
sochs (covering the legs like gaiters),
were the first speenrten of shoes.
1 Ueautlful
Tbe British vice-consul in Venice in
his last report says that mosaics still
continue in great demand there, says
the Loudon Times. A well-known com
pany executed last year a splendid mo
saic for a palace now in course of con
struction in Vienna It measures 1,000
square feet and is copied from cartoons
by the painter, Edward Weith. It rep
resents the five parts of the world. Eu
rope stands in the center of tbe frieze,
represented by the symbolic figures of
its various nations, having on one side
the emblems of industry and trade and
at the top the emblem of the flying
genius of light. On the right are the
figures of Asia, India, China and Japaji,
with their rajahs, mandarins and the
allegorical chrysanthemum. Next fol
lows Africa, with camel-d rivers, palm
trees and other African symbols; on
the left, America and Australia, with
natives on horseback and on foot, foli
age and other emblems.
AH this variety of types, from the
fair Circassian down to tbe negro, and
the display of costumes, from the most
decorative to the simplest, have enabled
the painter to arrange 24 figures with
great delicacy of color and in an artis
tic manner. Over these figures, which
rest on an ornamental base, a blue sky
reflec ts all around its light so as to
unite all the tints of the mosaic and to
give the whole a harmony of effect
which is said to be most delightful to
the eye. The same company is execut
ing another important mosaic for the
apse of t he Guards chapel at the Wel
lington lKirracks in London from cartoons.
Imprudent. But Ua.hiuf.
Young women who take books at the
circulating library are imprudent to
use their pages a.s blotters. They are
doing wrong also, for it is against the
rules. A copy of "Lord Onnond and
His Amiuta," which has been in use in a
i'hiladt-Iphia library, held in front of a
mirror revealed the inscription: "I
send you my heart with a kiss. All
women finish their letters with that
phrase, which cannot therefore betray
anybody, but in this case the signature
was there.
Shoes of the Gauls.
Before the Gauls were conquered by
the Bomans they bad boots or shoes
with soles in which were silver-headed
nails. Rome of these have been discov
ered in late j-ears. The latter kind of
boots and shoes the long pointed ones
so familiar in pictures of the 14th
century, and others, are more generally
Sabbath In Scotland.
Scotland's Sabbath is losing its sanc
tity. Driving, cycling and golf on Sun
day have now been followed by a vote
of 'the Glasg-ow corpora!", throwing
open the public bath-houses for four
hours on Sunday morning.
Cincinnati is worth $1S3,751,350, and
has a debt of $26,240,197. .
Jack was a heathen. Oh, the little
imp, how tough he was! I was a model
boj. I was, for a fact, you may be
lieve it or not; I used to hold down my
head when grace was being said; I
knew the Ten Commandments and the
Lord's Prayer by heart, and I was a
child of many virtues.
Jack was as mean as the old scratch.
He would cut his eye around at me and
try to make me laugh while the blessing
was being asked; he would Mick pins in
tbe little boys as they knelt at prayers;
he would roo birds' nests, and when
remonstrated with would say:
'"Why, my gracious, let the old fool
bird go lay some more aiggs. she's got
the whole summer and 'tain't much
trouble to lay a few little old aiggs like
We used to. read tales in our reading
books about bow bad boys cauie to bud
ends, and Jack would laugh at them.
"Shucks!" lie would say. "them old
book men can't fool me. What makes
gran'ma kill chickens on Sunday, if it's
a sin to go in washin'? I notice one
thing: ol brother Kicklighter al'us eats
mighty heart)-, and if itwusasin tokill
'em it'd be a sin to eat 'em. They can't
scare nobody."
Ah, the dear little old freckled face!
v orlds would I give to hare it come be-"
tween me and the sun again ere I reach
the vale of shadows.
He would whip the stuffing out of a
boy for my sake. I remember once a
fellow- -called me "wormy." We were
coming home from Sunday -school, and
I had resolved not to reeent any intsult
a vtry convenient way of resolving, by
the way and the big boy would have
gone unpunished but for Jack.
What did he do? He Lit onto that fel
low, and he elted him in the burr of
the ear and got him down and such a
thrashing that boy never toted liefore.
That was Jack's style. No foolish
ness about him. He was of that par
ticular type of ugliness that denotes
cussed n ess and original sin.
I used to pray for Jack when the
preacher would tell us to pray for all
those whom we thought needed our
prayers. Jack was cutting a jagged
"J" on the back of the seat while I was
praying for his conversion.
Ah. the days, tbe golden days, w hen
the summers seemed so long. I won
der if the summers of paradise will not
possess that same sweiet, delicious
lingering when the pathos and the pas
sion of mortal life are past?
Sometimes I dream of Jack, now.
The other night, I don't know what got
into me. but I dreamed that we were
rambling along the banks of one of
those winding southern rivers, whotse
languid waters were murmuring, whis
pering, lisping among the reeds and
There was a flash of shining sand
around the bend, and wecame to a place
where there waa a thicket of cypress
saplings. I saw one that would make
the finest sort of a fishing pole, and
Jack went to cut it for me. It grew
right on the bank of a slough of black
water, on whose sheeny bosom the
tuelo gum ln-rries were afloat.
I was timid good boys are not al
ways brave boys and Jack went to cut
the pole for me. I saw him open the
little old rusty barlow knife, and he
reached far over the treacherous bank.
He had cut it most in two, when
there was a crash.
The spray flew upward in a shower
and blinded my eyes, and when I
opened them Jack was gone!
1 was sitting up in bed gasping,
struggling, choking, in my efforts to
call help. Such dreams are our lives
made up. Sometimes as I sit gazing up
at the summer heavens I am startled
by the illusion that I see that boy's
face through a rift in the clouds.
Jack was a bad boy. Popper Joe
used to shake his head and mutter:
I tell you, dat boy's sho' ter cometer
some bad end."
Then he would point to me and re
mark: "But dar's a chile w'at'H be somebody.
Dat's er good chile, de Lawd knows he
is, an' folk'll make much er him w 'en be
gits ter be a growed up man."
1 was so pitifully pious in those
days. The fact is, I think I was not
well. The chariot wheels of time rolled
noiselessly on, and poor old blind Fate
sat in the doorway of the future,
with her palsied fingers untangling
the skein of destiny, her withered lip
all the while crooning those weird
ditties whose echoes now and then
thrill our souls with the warning of
Jack was as tough as light wood
knot, and nobody ever thought about
him getting sick. He was too full of
devilment to stay in bed, but they we. c
very careful about me.
One winter we had an awful spell of
weather and the stock suffered severe
ly, for we had no shelter for them in the
country in the days when I was a boy.
Jack had a favorite cow- that had
a little calf, and one cold drizzly after
noon the cow and calf failed to come
home. Jack went in search of them,
aud it was late when he came back. He
had brought the little calf in his arms
a good portion of tbe way, and he drove
the cow into the lot aud gave her a big
basket of shucks and nubbins, and put
the little, weakly calf in a warm place.
It was dark when he came in, cold
and tired, but he was. a.s joyous and
light-'hearted as ever. He went over the
rigmarole about
"A mo daree my, romp stomp domi
nie ker, shuck back, penniwinkle, instep
nipcat, sing song kitty kin you kimee,
O," and he cut a shuttle aud turned a
handspring as he came through the
Before we went to bed we sat down
before the lire and took the wet rags
off his toes and tied them up with some
dry cnes, jokingly celling his big toe
"biff Ike," and the little toe "little Ike "
os he fixed them.
During the night he woke me up tell
ing me be was so hot and that he ached
all over. I told him to go to sleep aud
not turn over and kick so much. Next
morning he said he felt too bad to get
up, and asked me to see about his tow
and especially the calf.
I grumbled a goodi deal, and . went
and told grandma that Jack was too lazy
to get up. She went to see about him
and she said he had a fever. 1 went out
and attended to tle cow, exectiiig to
find him up when I returned,' but he
was still tossing about in bed. and he
began to talk foolish.
I scolded him about it and told gran 1
raa. She looked very grave w heu she
went in and felt of his face, and she
went and told one of the boys to &n
after the doctor.
Then I began to get uneasy. The
place seamed so lonely and 1 never
missed anyone so much in my life.
The cat dozed on the hearth in eaoe
and the house was so quiet and still.
The old doctor drove up to the gate in
his sulky aud took out his little leather
saddle-bags and walked into the room
where Jack was.
I watched him anxiously and when
he took grandma aside and talked low
to her I just caught tbe word "jmeu
monia." It was unfamiliar tome, and
I felt a premonition of coming sorrow.
All day long I hung about the lUx.r
and late in tbe evening they told me
that I would have to sleep in another
room. I went in to see Jack, and he was
tossing about, muttering something
about his cow.
"I fed her. Jack, and I threw down
some straw for her to sleep on," I said
He looked at me, but he did not seem
to understand. His eyes were s bright
and his cheeks were so red that I dMu't
know what to make of it. That night
I could not go to sleep aud kept staring
at the ceiling, thinking, thiukiug,
At last I got up softly and stole into
his room. The candle was burning
low- and grandma and gram I a were,
sitting by the fire. Jack v as K ing st il1,
with his eyes half open anil he was
breathing hard.
"Is he any better?" I asked, with a
great lump in my throat
"No. my son, he is mighty sick. G.-
back to led now."
I went back to my room and I got
down on my knees. I never w ill for
get that night. I prayed; prayed as
never prayed before, as I have never
prayed since. The words were broken
with sobs.
Oh, the anguish of those dark hours!
I would pray, awhile and then I would
stop und wonder if the good Ixrd
heard me. Perhaps He was too busy at
the time, aud I would ask Him again in
my childish simplicity, hoping that I
might attract His attention.
A way long toward day I fell asleep,
and the sun was shining when I awoke,
shining in the cloudless heavens, and
the day was real mild.
I went into the room where the sick
boy lay, and I saw- that there was jt
change. His face was pale and his eyes
sunken, aud his breath came in gass.
I gulped down a sob as I looked at that
shaggy head, and thought how often I
bad seen it bobbing about the house
Such a day as this we would be out
about the lot. and you could hear his
whistle as merry -as a mocking bird in
And now
The candlestick with the half-burned
candle, three medicine bottles on the
mant?l; tbe cup and the spoon and all
the sad reminders of sickness and suf
fering. Aunt Ailsie walking softly
about tbe room, keeping watch while
the old folks got a little sleep.
"Is he any' better?"
"No chile, he ain't no better, honey.
De doctah say ef dey ain' some change
po little Jack won't be heah long."
I couldn't lear it. The good old
nuuumy came and put her withered
arms around me and kissed me ami told
me not to cry. I went out to t he lot
and Popper Joe was giving the cow
some nubbins, and tbe calf was skip
ping clumsily around. The sight of
them set n.e to crying again, ami I
turned away. Ah, the dismal day!
Better the clouds and the dreary rain
with Jack well, than floods of sun
shine and he so sick. I .ate in the aft
ernoon grandma called me.
"Come in here, son, Jack wants to
see you.
I went into the room. The lingering
rays of the wintry sun struggled in
through the windows and fell on tttV
snowy counterpane.
His face was allien pale, and his eyes
were no longer restless. He looked at
me and a faint smile played about tlie
piuched features. It was like the dy
ing light of the wintry day.
He motioned me to come closer, and 1
found that his voice was so weak that
he could but speak in whispers. The
old doctor sat with his hand on the
little wrist, and the family were gath
ered around the bed.
Then the fountains of my heart were
broken up and I gave way to my grief.
"I want you to have all my things.
Good-by," he w hispered, aud then they
took me away.
As I lay sobbing and moaning in my
room. I heard a cry from Aunt Ailsie:
"Oh, God bless my po chile. Dey's
one mo angel done gone to glory!".
Now, I have told you the story. I
cannot, even unto this day, dwell
further on the sad theme. But it is a
mystery to me why people should keep
on harping about good lioys and bad
boys when I know just as well as-1 am
sitting here tbat my boy itmra,le has
gone to a better world than this!
And look at me. I was a model boy,
and have lived to make more mistakes,
suffer for more sins, and weep over
more wrecked hopes than I can ever
Dear old playmate, here is a tear to
your memory, to the memory of a bad
boy whose wantonness was mistaken
for wickedness. Had you lived who
knows but that your strength might
have walled in my weakness, and kept
these erring feet from straying.
Southern Farmer.
A Double-Action Joke.
Dumas fila tells of a double-act ing joke
which he played on Meissonier, who
was a botanist in his hours of leisure.
The famous dramatist sent him a paper
containing the dried roe of a herring,
telling him that it was the seed of a
very rare plant. "How are the seeds
coming on?' he asked the great paint
er the next time he saw him. "Oh,
beautifully; I have planted them in
a circle." And he took the astonished
joker to a corner of the garden where
the heads of young herrings were just
peeping out.
Titled Thieves.
A princess, a countess, a duchess and
the daughter of a reigning prince were
among the 4,000 thieves, professional
and unprofessional, arrested in Paris
during iho first six months of last year.
Prof. O. Cook Swak of the Afnemn .
Prof. O. F. Cook. f Iluntiiigi4.ii. 1
1., who has sieut t he wint-r in !..' riu,
Africa, -ltil ing the pl.int and a-nm.-il
life of that region. h;u returned i4j ri.
home. He say, according to the Kepi.it
lic. that the adxautages of Africa as
a pla-e of residence, een for the w hiie
race, are but iniierf-ctly iiiiilerlat.
Lilteria is naturally n- more uuh. .Jt h
ful t-hau other tropical count ri-s, in
which cixiliatiitn hiui taken riMit. such
as India and Smith America, and. as in
these cases, the h.-.dlhf uIik-ss in-r.-:i.
as t he forest !s are cleared aw a v and I 1 -ter
conditions of life rendenil
through improvements in tnuisjx, na
tion. Mr. Cook has sj-nt n-n ral sea
sons in Africa in pursuing his investi
gation in the interest if the American
und the New Ytrk State Coloniat ion
eieties, with a view to ascertaimno
the tossibiIity of resuming, under ij.-v
plans, the colonization of LUtcria wild
uegrties from the I'nited States. Jl,.
says former moveiueuts in that direc
tion have failed through w ant of printer
management rather than on account of
any rivsurmoiint&ltle difficulties inher
ent in the idea of colonization or in tli.-
1.1. tiirvof the country where Kcttli-tiren'
of American liegries were a1teinite..
Tluit something is Mtssible. be s:iys.
is demonstrated by the fact that niaav
colonists w ho left America 15or2 v.-ars
ago with nothing have now co:Tc
farms, yielding incomes greater than
their owners can send. while other
have achieved indejtetidetwe in much
less time.
President MrCosh'a Novel Method of t'ora
plylns; with m Request.
President McCosh. of Princeton, is
the subject of this story, says the New
York fail, which is vouched for by old
Princeton men: "The veneral.io doctor
was accustomed ti lea4l ihe mornine
exercises in the cliapel every clay, and
luring the eerciss in thechnj--! gate
out the notices to the students. The
closing exercise was a fervent prav.-r
by the doctor. One morni'jg, after iie
bad read tbe notices as nsiiai. a stiniem
came, up with another notice that Prof.
Karge's French class would le at nine
o'clock that day, instead of .i::;n. as
usual. Dr. McCosJi sa id it uufi too late,
but the student insisted that Pi. -if.
Karge would be much disapjntinte.1 if
the notii-e was not read. The ecr- ites
went on, and the doctor forgot all aliom
the notice. He started to make the final
prayer. He prayed for the president of
the Cnited Suites, the memlters of the
tabinet. the senators and representa
tives., the governor of New Jersey, the
mayor and other officials of Princcto'i,
and then came to the professors :md in
structors in the college, lu the mean
time Prof. Krage's notice came int4t bi
mind and the assembled students were
astonished to hear the venerable presi
dent say: 'And, O Intnl. ble.s Prof.
Karge, w le French c1:ls.s will le held
this morning at nine o'cl.tck, insu-ad of
at 9:30, a un.il. "
The Insulation lftantajced by the Flounder
ing of the UlR t-lsh.
Submarine cables are usually im
bedded in the slim) bottom of tho
ocean, but at rtjiin jtoints they Lang
like w ire bridges over deep submarine
vallevs, st that whale and other largc
inJiahitants of the leep may Itecoine
dangerous to the cable. Once in awhile
it is the cable lhat licooiiie: dangerous
to the whales, as recently show 11 in an
accident to the western Br:iz;!iap
cable. There was some trouble with
the wire, and after many futile efforts
the seat of the trouble va.s discovered
70 miles north of Santa Catharina. The
repair ship Viking was sent to repair
the damage, and ttegan to take up tie
oable near where the seat of trouble
had leen locatd. After the cable
proper had lteen grappled .and was
takeu up 011 the large drums provided
for the purpose it was found that it
floated very much easier aud w as more
buoyant than was .r-.Iiuarily the case.
The reason was discovered w hen in a
loop of the cable the carcass of a whale
of more than t0 feet in length came up
with it. It aptears that the whale
had lieconie caught under the cable,
and, not lteing able to lift it nor to go
forward or Itack. it suffocated, since
it could no more rise t4 tbe snrfa-e. By
its last spasms or attempts to free it
self the whale had damaged the cabl"
so that the insulation was rublted otT
aitd the wire liecame iis-l-ss. This is
the third case of the kind, since a sim
ilar case once hapjiened in the Persian
gulf and another on the Peruvian coast.
One Is Over Fur Times a 1 jtrice u the
I he largest and sniaJlest skeletons of
humanity e.-r preserved are kej.t in
the 11, us. 1,, 11 of 1 ... K. . ulC. .Ih-ge 4.1 Sur
Hti,s. i,, .,iin,;;; uil Kinds, lmd.tn.
says the ST. loins Post-l islatch. One
i-eiin feet f,.ur inches iu height. The
other is less than two fe-t.
fhtirles I'.vrtic. ilie famous Irish
uiant. who was more gent-rally known
:is ! I'.n. n. died i i7s.: !.,", . wa
1." ears ,,i,l. li s enm ity for liquor
was i k.. pit.i- :i!i Lis Ul-i, phx
d..; rt .n.s. So keen was liis anirm-h
over losir... a!! l is proM-rt- to wit.
a C::imi i.i... tl.-,; he drank's cask .f
:.le in one day. i lie .lay follow inc be
was dead.
l!ryi;e had a t-r.-.n dread of ltecoinint?
a diss.-.-! imr-rtt..;.! id.j.s t. 11.. made a
l..-iriraii, with a lis),, ri.i:.. 1, Iff., re he .I.e.!
to take his l...!t o,n into the channel
aud throw it nn r'-,ur!.
1 1 1: nl. r. t ! !".! U sure-.:. 11. learned
of t his arm-.--.! ;,,. .y oay ifir t he
1 : iiern.t n "-to ! prevail, d V. .11 th. 111
to carry mi tl..-., ' :v-ah, 1 . the letter,
but lo attach a ..;e to t' U..3t and
drajr it j, ..iier it had tteeri im-
ni.-jsed. Th- TM.erm.ti served two
masters and li.nii. r the ixtdv.
Tiie tim si,. J, ; t tint of Caroline
Crathami. the ;. ;!;.-, dwarf, who was
exhibited in i: :r..j- in the eatlv part
of the century. The child did not ,.r,.
after birth. :m..1 U fore she reached her
teens she died.
Herltody.it is said, was sold ttta Brit
ish surjr..,,,, ,y J, r parents.
B-side the f:::titV frame stands one
of the Ixtots h" wore w h.n he died. The
skel.ton of the dwarf cm I, slipjd
into it as east! v ;.s a pipe stem.
Kvery Msn arri.s. ill. Favorite KeiuedT
AlMay with Hint.
It is custom. ir for men tat snt-t-r
L-ood-n.il II red I at the pllVsical Wear
iless of the oj.p.tsite sex. but Women
v oiild doubt!. -ss '. surprised could th, v
kl:ovv how Lr.''!.-!':i 1 1 v 1 he m.-di. -i na.1 1 . m
cdv habit rui. :iics the ranks of tl, ;r
ii..-i.-ci:lii,. friends. Tlrnk oxer v our b-l
of male ac.p;aiiita!i-es .11. d pick out the
f. xv wh.t have 10 ailments and eai ri
I no ln.ttl.s Hixviies ttr j.r. pai at ions.
'1 hey will 1-c u n f-,-xx indeed, unless
xonr list 11:. in.;, s but vtry few xoiiur.-
lliell. Sins iht- New Yolk I!, laid.
It has h.t-11 said lhat ex. rx woman
1 now s the In-st face xx ;ish o!i earth and
is v. i ! I 1 1 : r io part xxitii 1,. r sc. rt t 0i.1v
oti com J ii.'s:oii. but wlil ;iy ai-;. I hinir
Cls: Sllire, sled b .1 flletld. But 111.11
are the in i.-: obstinate lw-lievers iu sox -eicign
rciiieiiies. Kv,-i v man carries at
IT -i one leim-. v i!i his inside ack-t
:.i..l is wining t, unload it on an.vl.odv
v. ho xx ill listen or dan- to test its in
fallibility. I h;:ve known four or live
liea 1 1 h -l.n .1. t'.is men in a irr.u: p. tn.t . me
of whom Would le sUsjctet (if ever
1 iiiif ill. ilra.v eom-ea!d xjal.s or Jul
iets and lit I !e 11 II - I is pec tc. biX.s .f p;i !-
titid astonisliini.'-! v worded prescriptions
(mill their com';. ji nl ial l.idim.' place,
and discourse most learnedly upon their
Piiraciihms xxer.
In every case of this kind there has
lcii at some lime, more or less remote.
n apis. rent i'l.-tific.-iTion of merit
Tbe Egyptian Abhors Warfare, as Uld
li In Fathers lie fore Ilinm.
The onlinary Egyptian is by instinct
utterly opposed to military life. The
last thing he wants to do in the world is
to tight. He liales the ftonip and cir
cumstance of glorious w ar, and n.( hing
in his nature is appealed to by the idea
of strife and coniltat.
He is u pood-temered. pleasure-loving
man, and for 5,oo0 years bis ances
tors before him have loathed the clash
of steel, (io back as far as you like in
Lgy ptiau history and jou will never
find a trace of the Viking spirit in the
inhabitants of the Nile valley. The suc
cessful wars of the Pharaohs wen
waged by mercenaries, and the iapyri
show that the military calling was
always described as pure evil. The rec
ords show little delights in battle, but
plenty of pict uresque cont rast s bet ween
the horrible mixries endurel by the
soldier in the field and the pleasant,
snug life of the civilian trilte.
The spirit of the old Dane w ho when
he felt death approaching put on his
armor, because he would not die like a
cow in hi house, has no echo in the
past or in the present of the true
The Keal Thins;.
"Yes." saitl the meek-looking man.
"I've no doubt you've had some great
hunting experience iu your travels
"I have, indeod."
"Buffalo hunting?"
"Ye.s." 1
"And bear hunting?"
"Of course."
"Well, just rome round and let my
wife take you house huntintr and l.ar
gain hunting with her. Th n you'll
begin to know what real excitement is.
Washington Times.
claim. -d. from xxhicb tone ;o..l li.-t....
fort h forever that part i.-uiar indi v id ual
LTites contentedly and iv.ii Itoast int'l v
itound to that medicinal chariot wheel.
The Kind Mtst ( atmnton Nttw Was I n
k no tt II 1 jt-t ( entury.
Much rye bread xxa eaten in this
count rv in the 1-ginning of t h- cent ury .
and much r and Indian-- healthful
con'oiind that disappeantl xxhen st..xes
sii(ers4-ded the huge brick oven ill w hi. h
the maie ingredicft was rendered di
iresl ible bv lieing cooked all nit: lit. The
snowy wlieaten loaf, as t he sta pie bread
of the land, dates only Itack the cul
tivation of the wheat fields of New
York in ihe early iart of t his t tit ury ;
and siiimltati.-o-.isl v there sci-ms 1t arise
a "fashion" of white bread. The using
of bread made f roiil anyt himr less than
"the ltest tieiiesee lloiir" w a.s thoui'ht a
mark of poverty. About 1-4" tle-re ae
p-arcd alout an even distribul iou of
dvspepsia tlintughont the liort lit I n .1 lid
ensl.-rit stales, more cspe. i.i
those v. ell-to-do jteoplc who Used only
the "Itt-s-t (ieti.see." One ilivestiiralor
announced that the root tf the mischief
lav in robbing the w l-;it of its In st fit
inent.s in the prt-.i-s of milling. :Mid
taking away its ou1-r coating. This
man was SxIvest.T liraham a mono
maniac on his own bobby, but he rcli
dentl an iuiHrtjint. service tt the sci
ence of aliinelit.it ion. though the epi
thet "bran bit-.-id" was derisively :
plied to tJ.e sort that still bears hi
Recorded ( ttsnt hit h Heat That ft the
Indiana Farmer'. Wife.
One of the best-know n phxsieians in
the city, aprx'os of the -ase reported
in I iidiana of the Icrimui farmer's w ife
who presented him with six children
of practically the same age, said:
"1-ven triplet; are.juit rare, and sin h
cases a.s tbis are still luttrv rait-; vet in
stances are recorded ill medical aupals
of Uie btrt It of si . seven, eight, nine .and
even ten children at one time. It is
very rare, however, thstt any of the chil
dren live w here t here are nit.re t hau tvv.i
at a birtli, all hough a case is recorth-d
by Chamlioii of ipiiut upl.-tsall of w hom
survived their luiptism for a sli4trt
period. 1 heard not long ago of a'l exas
woman who gave ltirth to six children,
and there- is a -ase in Chicago where
four fully -deA-li-d children w-re ln.ru,
who lived for some time. Acconlingto
statistics kept by 1 r. Churchill, of Kng
land, tvx ins occur once in births, but
of 3T.-1 1 1 births live cases only were tl.tvse
of triplets.
It Might Have lteen tied Ink.
A certain nclor who wished to intro
duce innovations into "Hamlet" pro
posed to J-Iay the jwirt of the Banish
prince in a red cloak, w hich intent ioit
he communicated to Sir Henry Irving,
who sail: Very well: I do not .-see.
anything shocking in that." "But is it
right?" inquired the interlocutor. "I
dare say it is." repli.il Irving. "Ked
w as t he color of mourning of the rov al
house of IVnmark." "But b .w tio xou
get over this?" .crsiste the other,
quoting the words; " Ti- not alone my
inky ctiat. gotttl mother." "Weil." re
plied the Nha'xcsiica-rean. calmly. "I
supjHtse there is such a thing as red ink,
is there not?"

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