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xiiii 111 fT ia Tnkio Japan to erect
te monument to the memory ot
H tral Grant
jt was shown by the annual horse show
in New York that banc tails aro the
fashion of the day From the pole pony
to the scdato carriage pair the horses
natural switch is made to conform to
I The Electrical World says that medical
experts are saddling on the telephone
some of the responsibility for the in
crease of lunacy They seem to think
that it is the people who use the tele
phone whose sanity is endangered
The success of four Chinamen in enter
ing the United States from Canada
shows eclares the Atlanta Constitution
how difficult it is to enforce our anti
Chinese bill The border line letween
this country and the British possessions
is StOO miles long We cannot guard it
Letts Island off the Maine coast
must be a veritable earthly paradise
auco it is asserted that there are neither
tramps dogn inud or mosquitoes in the
length or breadth of it The houses are
all neat and in good repair poverty and
riches equally unknown and no intoxi
cating liquoss aie to be had for love or
mony s i
fcyThojV KentuckyWest Virginian
cWCrse Mates the New York
ji worst of thorCorilcan
okUblood that is shed teem
1 stimulate the blood thirst of the
sumvoj The Governments of the two
Stales should combine in a vigorous
effort tosuppress the evil and vindicate
the outraged law
the New York Werii Ameri
can customs are making an impression
onthe most conservative sovereigns of
Europe At a torchlight celebration
given ia his honor at Breslau last week
Emperor William of Germany shook
hands with each one of the piraders
The young man evidently knows a thing
or two about coaloil politics
One of the reasons why cattle ranch
ing business at the West is more pre
carious than formerly is the change in
climate as civilization progresses west
ward It Is not certain that the winters
grow colder and the blizzards more
severe but they are more destructive to
stock than formerly for the reason that
winter feed is much poorer
For tho English hunting season which
has recently begun 3 IS packs of various
kinds are advertised to take part Fif
teen packs of staghounds are in England
andJreland Of foxhounds there are
155 in England 7 in Scotland and 15 in
Ireland of harriers there are EG packs
in England 5 in Scotland and 23 in
Ireland and of beagles there are 10 in
England Wales and Ireland combined
It may be safely stated that not one
drummer in ten likes his situation says
the Trad Keeietc After the novelty of
the life wears oS an intense loathing of
thexoad grows upon him Theroissome
thiag utterly repugnant to the avcrag
the demon of restlessness To a married
man it Is especially so and therefore
most drummers are young and single
AFortland Me man has a proposition
for Congress which would enable Amer
ican fishermen to gain all the bait needed
on Yankee shores lie would have an
appropriation of 23000 from the Gov
ernment to establish a system of traps
along the whole Maine coast and hav
ing tried the experiment himself he
feels sure it would pay He has sup
ported fcr tome time a 2W0 trap in
Portland harbor and caught herring
enough to supply both Maine and Massa
chusetts schooners making the business
pay a good profit
That republics aro ungrateful is ac
cepted as an axiom but the Republic of
Colombia is a marked exception to the
rule President Rafael Nunez who suc
cessfully conducted thatcountry through
thestormy revolution of 1835 has been
the recipient of countless tokens of grati
tude from all classes of the people A f ter
his retirement from the active adminis
tration of the Government tho Colom
bian Congress unanimously decreed to
bim the enjoyment of Presidential hon
ors for life and a salary of 30003 per
annum He modestly accepted the honor
bestowed but positively refused the
money President Nunez evidently was
not cast in the mold of some modern
It is a lair question remarks the New
York Mercury whether we arc not suffer
ing just now from a superabundance oi
scientific advice In regard to ventilation
onics food sleep and other hygienic
I i 4ft
rfeticjjearning The innumerable
tECiide on which to sleep the polariza
tion of the body and other themes con
m i ar
cuiated to drivo the man who tiicsto
follow them out practically into the lu
natic asylum or the grave We need
pure water fresh food and bright airy
sleeping rooms but at the same time
we need enough common seme to keep
us from worrying orer imaginary ills
and perils and to leave ns contented and
happy Life is made for enjoyment and
not for worry and the sooner a man
learns this the pleasan ter will be his ex
< f LJfe
I came from far nnfathomod zones ot light
Clad tu the rainbows hues
I havo affinities with all things bright
Fine sympathies and dues
That link me to all beauteous destinies
Of eversoaring Life
Jill flowery forms and radiant entities
Born of harmonios strife
I bring the benediction ot the skies
To man and bird and Cower
I am Loves heraldangel and mine eyes
Once blest with this sweet power
10 draw all men marks my eternal birth
For I was born of light
rhen chaos wrack fell shuddering from the
And Day divided Night
Etelirn Etersleu in Youths Companion
In an old wormeaten chest the prop
erty of a lodger named William Wilson
who died in a London tenement was
found the MS of the tale which fol
I William Worlhington believing
that I am about to die pray to heaven
fcr strength to tell a tato of wrong nnd
srffering I know not the year in which
I am living I dare not ask I only
pray for strength to finish for my wife
and children if they still live the
story of my woes The shock of freedom
upon my broken constitution is proving
too great and I feel that death is near
I was a warder in the Tower of London
Every prisoner placed under ray sur
veilance for twenty years had been tried
judgcdjiad sentenpedby myanncrcoGJ
s < 3ou nes3 avrny intuitions led me
sowejc they treated Jhough I never vio
lated a law
By this inner tribunal of my own I
judged that the Duke of Elton had been
a traitor to his King and from my hands
he received no favors beyond the require
ments of the law
I littie dreamed that so great a person
age would wreak vengeance upon a vas
sal so far below him yet his hirelings
gave oath months after bis release that
ritteB Bn air anoVsppetiirnmiietrclosed the thumb lKtca band of
t jWercspectiulIy a k those enthusiastic
scjgntirti says the Boston QtUicalar
whoare prepared to demonstrate that
forests create rain to consider these facts
Our libjrim fathers lived in the seven
teenth ccntnry on the borders of tho
largest forest in the world bounded by
the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the
plains on the west by Canada on the
north and the Oulf ot Mexico on the
south and yet they suffered from the
effects of seme of the sevcrcsts droughts
recorded in American history Forests
conserve moisture but do not create it
We muit look for some other cause for
rain than the trackless forest or the arti
ficial grove Growingtreeaare valuable
property either as a matter of sentiment
or for their wood and lumber product
but to plant them for the purpose of in
creasing tho rainfall is contrary to the
dictates gf experience and common
Je < il Eleven The bands flew open
and I started forward listening trem
bling praying Twelve I could feel
e veryvibrations cf the l Ii beating
againstmy temples as the iron tongue
struck the side Thirteen Thank
God He had befriended me in my
hour of need I fejl fainting to the
floor nnd from sheer exhaustion slept
until daybreak
I believe that the judges would havo
reinstated me could they hate been al
lowed to use their own discretion but
powerful enemies were at work against
me and the freshlysawed slot in the
striking wheel of tho clock was discov
ered and I was again summoned for
further triaL The guards swore that no
person had access to me after my arrest
and thus left a doubt in their minds
This doubt caused them to modify tho
death sentence to solitary confinement
in the lower dungeon of tho tower
What modification
Better death than that better to know
that one swift stroke woald end all
earthly suffering and that revengeful
enmity could never more assail me
But prisoners had escaped from this
very tower before and why not again
I would wait and hope and strive wait
for the unfolding of the futures mys
terious problems hope for those miracu
lous changes that sometimes shift the
power of a sovereign in the twinkling
of an eyo strife if I cduld but what is
tho strifo of one close kept
within a rockbound cell So in my
solitude I sat for hours brooding upon
my condition Then came tho desire to
know my surroundings more intmately
How well I know each stone each line
and fissure 1
I could press my hands upon a bed of
yielding clay and reproduce the walls of
my cell so accurately that a mould of
one would fit the olhc so closely a
Itream of w ser cqulfl not tiickle thwgh
between them Each stone I hate save
those I moved aside and broke against
each other to use as implements of toil
My cell was nine feet high live feet
broad and ten feet deep Two bars of
iron inserted ia the solid rock supported
four boards six inches wide and two
inches in thickness which with a coarse
blanket and a sack of straw composed
my bed Along the outer edge of the
filanks was fastened another oneextcnd
ng one and a half inches above the edge
athieelegged stool and a billet of wood
to place beneath the sack of straw for a
pillow completed the equipment of tho
Through an opening in tho heavy door
I could seo damp walls and heavy doors
Through this opening at irregular in
tervals was thrust a lnaf of bread and a
jug of water and at times a piece of
meat would be left without a word
upon tho shelf at the opening Many a
time havo I raised the jug to dash it
against tho stones and with the ragged
edge sever an artery but each time the
faint spark of hope has stayed my hand
During the first few days thoughts of
the injustice that had been dono to me
and the strangeness of my surroundings
gave food for retlcctiou and motionless I
sat upon my bed with my head bnried
in my hands hours days perhaps weeks
fcr 1 could no longer measure time
Then came the revulsion of feeling
the desire to be up and doing the thirst
for companionship I would cry aloud
shriek aye even curse to drive away the
madness that seemed to haunt the place
but all in vain my own vo ce was not the
one I longed to hear atd jack would
come that indefinable dread tit told
mo I must save myself from despair or
reason would desert me
Oh 1 you who wander forth into the
blessed woodlands and say you have
been alone you who drift out from
the shore in an open boat with your
I woul
lwS Vimo whca lh e utmost watc i karch for it Again and aiain I would
iS t rCn nJ < ncduP ° a th ° throw it hoping it would lodge in some
r i =
nnin k was und Mlccpat my post cxevice Jnd Drin g a new enSation when
During that critical period the >
penalty T faiIeJ to find
1 Wearied with this I would count tho
I3rJ1 t j talked far into hairs of my beard separating one from
the suburbs J
London on leave of ab anJ
another and thea Winning over again
ZU ° Tfmy Um 1Dw had r ° i assuming that the cSunt had been in
turned to take my usual watch from nine I correct
at night until nine on the following
j One day my food was thrust through
morning I the opening to me and in the meat a
J wea7 and travelstained which bono of peculiar shape not unlike a la
told God against heaven me bat as there is a just I borers ick gave r rise tothoughts
in I did not sleep on 0mb
my wMch f or 5 0m 0 sran Icason had
post neither
night during
A warder had
eyes fixed upon the skies above you and
say you are alone what can you know
of such solitude as mine where not
even the gnawing of a rat breaks the un
ending silence Hour after hour I toyed
with the brokeu pieces of the lantern
Each one had its name each to me was
a living thing with a personality
The little pin that held its door in
place would throw away and then
that night nor any neTer visited me before Lfcept it and
my years oi service sharpening it against the stone began to
P1 and aI the
fJ die on edge
i away my
lowed the
escape of political prisoners bcd T atruck something hard
He was accused of complicity and the
JoJ The pinioas were of jron IIcr0
death penalty had been instituted I
was a was an occupation
I could prove nothing I had paced here the tooIs Iabor will oh
were to
the corridors through the night but the i
how t WOrked and ere long held in my
prisoners had slept and could say noth hands sil spikes four inchf5 long Day
ingtosaveme after day with these I picked and scraped
m a clamcd hTe Passcd and dug at the stone wall of my cell un
through the corudor as tho clock struck tii at latt I loosened a stone thenanother
twelve and upon their oaths affirmed and thea another and then came to the
that I was sleeping If they entered the and I kissed
m01st earlu Again again
corridor at all it was while I was at the that oil calling it by endearing names
farther end and they must have left be
a mothcr WOuld call a child that had
fore my return In vain I protested my bcca iost ind restored Using the frag
mnocence The friends of the Duke of
mont3 0 stone to save mv hands I
titon were in favor and my doom loosened the soil filled the broken
seemed inevitable aaterI1 and br0ught it back into my
1 had been foully dealt with and dur1 cell the it
filling corners stowing away
tog a short ecess I bethought me of foul under thebed and rereading it on the
means for escape
I had a staunch friend in the tower
a fellowwarder I would risk every
thing and trust to him The infinite
patience and kindness of n mothers love
had taught jne to write and I carelessly
toyed with the materials at hand
writing a word or two now
naught save to prove that I was at my
post before eleven oclock and that the
usual greetings were exchanged
As he passed cut he gave me a search
ing look but its meaning I could not
divine I could not tell his bearing to
ward me If I were removed my place
would become his and I was a lttle
above him Would he risk imprison
ment for himself to save me
Midnight alone could answer
I was asked if I had aught to sayand
as though under the influence of a sud
den recollection I said
ITiese men claim that the clock struck
twelve while I was sleeping At twelve
oclokIwas awake in proof of which
knovr this The great clock needs Te
pafriag for at twelve in the night I
counted thirteen strokes of the bell It
will probably do so again toniht
Wait and see
Oh the horror of those hours of wait
ing Three Four Five Six oclock
andiorthe first time in twenty years
save for my holidays I was not in my
place Seven Eight Nine and still
the hours dragged on wearily when I
bethought me of the allabsorbing issue
but much too swiftly if that wooden
wheel was untouched
Ten and elevcnjoclock struck Then
came the longest hour of my life Days
and weeks seemed to pass and all the
actions of my lifo in slow procession
troopjd before me I longed for mid
night and yet dreaded to know what
fate i i held in store for me
Boom came the first stroke from
the great bell With breathless lips I
counted the strokes at each one press
ing a finger into the palm of my hands
to ha d that the nails pierced the skin
Four fingers had thus closed on the
right hand and over them the thumb
recording the fifth stroke Four more
on the left hand and slowly over
planks where I slept But my cell would
not hold all tho dirt I must move before I
could hope to make an exit I must have
fore tne made but f
In > w w ii n orening was myef
a place for it or all my labors would be
in vain Hoping against hope I began
to dig at the wall opposite the door
The spikes were almost worn away bcf
it and bring it back
opportunity came at once to slip into time four cells like my own These had
the warders hand unseen this writing icea thrown into one Tho doois had
Haste to theclock outside the wall Cut been walled up with solid masony and
0 I
twet S he 2Euh3M T W T UPP ° rt
life of WrLuIaWnnrnYsoTOS Ito th ° structureabove
With this paper crumbled in hishand Int ° Jhls w aIled caclos are I Pa ed
he gave his evidence which availed meawa7 B e3rt > afast as 1 could loosen
I I had proceeded but twenty or thirty
feet when I found a treasure of inestima
blc value to me a broken sword rusty
and crumbling at the end and edges but
i still substantial enough to serve in place
of the wornout spikes
The hilt had once been richly jeweled
but most of the gems were gone The
few remaining I removed with apiece of
broken stone and wrapping them in a
fragment of my clothing treasured care
fully in the fond hope that some day I
should see the streets of London again
With thi3 new implement my work pro
ceeded more favorably and using my
own length as a measure I estimated
that I had pushed along two hundred
I then began to incline my course up
ward and ere many days had passed I
knew by the quantity of earth in tho
cells that I must be nearing the surface
Onward and upward I crept and yet no
sounds to tell me that I was nearing my
goal I had stowed away all that I
ronld I would now dig straight up
and pres3 the waste against the sides of
my tuunel by placing my back against
one side
Then came the thought May 1 not
be under the Thames Will the swift
influx of water flood my cell and bear to
them the unwritten story of my strug
I knew that I must be beyond the
moat and beyond the double wall if I
had come out on the side with the gates
It was my only hope and that failing
me death would be welcqmeso I pushed
How my heart throbs as I recall that
instant when pushing through the turf
I felt the air of heaven agiS blowing
acioss my face I had come out into the
open space diagonally across from the
tower gate The stars were shininc in
the sky and now and then a cloud
swept over the moon as though to shroud
my escape
Uraspinft what was left of the broken
sword I climbed up to the level ground
Not a soul was in sight Lame and
we k as I was some strange newfound
power impelled me onward and I fled
not knowingnaught caring hither I was
tending If I met any one I do not
know it My blood seemed on fire I
was free Let them take me bak to
morrow if they would I had tasted the
air of Ireedoiaagdin now I could die
On on I went until atlast nature weak
worn and exhausted left me pant
ing at the door of an inn
I recall the keepers burly
form and red goodnatured face and
then my senses must have left me for I
awoke to find myself in this led where I
am writing I have seen only the little
girl who brought me materials for writ
ing and I have sent down the jewels
from the sword hilt to compensate the
iunkecper for his care I shall see him
tomorrow and then I shall know if
those who love me still lire if those for
whom I have cared will now care for this
broken reed that the storms of life have
blasted In the seventh house beyond
the wooden bridge at Memo Hill road I
lelt my wife and children Shall I see
them again Shall I ever
Here tho MS breaks off incomplete
and in a scrawling hand probably that
of the innkeeper are these words
Written by an old and ragged man
with long white hair and beard who
died in the kitchen chamber of the Blue
Bird Inn We have as duty calledscnt
to the seventh house from the woodon
bridge on Heme Hill road but a happy
family lives therein who seek no aged
dying man and know not who he may
be Pittsburg liullctin
You can always find the latest crazQ at
any well conducted insane asylum
ATitlea Ilubby Under Certain Con
ditions A Drop ot Dewy Sar
casm Tonnorlal Lines
of Care Etc Eta
Miss Maud would marry a title
So she went far over the sea
While there she married a Laron
And a baron indeed was he
For barren be was of money
And of lands most barren was he
His title too it was barren
Bat spelt it with a doubore
Boston Transcript
Under Certain Conditions
Miss Wideawake to young agricultu
rist I fancy Mr Sidehill that you
are very fond of husbandry
Mr Sidehill with an unutterable ex
pression Ispose I would be Miss
Wid awake if I could find the right
kind of a gal SijUngs
A Drop of Dcwr Sarcasm
Ella and Mr > evergo are alone in the
conservatory Time II r ji
Voice of Mothcr What are youj
doing there Ella jj
Ella Picking morning glories
mamma Time
Hollis Holworthy Why dont you
shave Jack You need to badly
cut you if you dont UnrrnriJ
Lines of Care
Winks What a sad anxious face
that man has
Jinks Ves I noticed it He has a
strained haunted afraidIwontcatch
tictrain expression I guess ho works
in the city and lives in the suburbs
Philadelphia Record
Tho Force of Example i
Young Mamma Children why are
you nodding and smiling at all the
policemen wo pass J
Children who arc in the habit of tak
ing their morning walks with the nurse
maid Oh becauso Mary always docs
mamma Cartoon
Encroached on Preempted Ground
A little girl was sitting on the floor
when the sun shone in her face Uo
way I go way she cried striking out
at it
Von move dear and it wont troublo
you said her mamma
I sant I dot here first saidthe
littie one Youths Comtanion
A LcrtIIandcd Compliment
Little Boy to elder sisters beau
Is that your JUeortt
Enamored Youth taking the paper
from Irs pocket Yes my dear boy
I bought it this morning
Little Boy examining it I dont
seo any scales on it Pop said your rC
cord was scaly Philadelphia llecord
A Matter or Money
A wealthy young widow said joking
ly to her new husband as she pointed
to the safe in which her money was de
Now you have captured tho fortand
me with it are you satisfied i
Not entirely replied tho new Ihus
band who was something of a spend
What else do you want
I want the terms of the capitulation
carried out I want you to turn over
tho keys Silings
Ills Preference
slid a young vfoman as she caresscoyBJ
Billy was too polite to reply in the
negative so he murmured
Oh certainly
Do you admire pugs
Well no not very much
What kind do you like best
I think said Billy reflectively I
like stuffed dogs better than most any
other sort Marcltant Trauler
Too Personal
They were going to have company and
she was suggesting the menu
We can have oysters on tongue for
one course she observed
I never heard of such a dish he re
Didnt you Its a very good one all
the same she said
I suppose if I get the oysters you can
furnishthe tongue he inquLed inno
Then he wondered why she slammed
the door so viciously Detroit Free
A Dudes Frank Confession
Miss Gusher from the West with in
tensity I often wonder Mr Van
Twiller vhen you are looking into space
with that faraway abstracted look in
your eyes as if your soul were far dis
tant from your surroundings what you
are thinking of
Mr Van Hcnsselacr Van Twiller
slowly and meditatively Well I
dont mind telling you
Miss Gusher with deep emotion and a
supplicating upward roll of tho eyes
Do tell me
Mr Van llenssalacr Van Twiller To
be frank with you I am usually thinking
what to say next JVeu York Sin
Afraid of Them Roth
Young lady in dry goods store
These goods will wash of course Mr
Mr Spindle who is devotedly fond
of young lady while at the same time in
easy hearing distanco of his employer
Oh yes indeed that is I think they
will cr of course you know they ough
to wash theyre high enough
like to say though they would wash i
they wont wash but cr m ah
Employer emphatically You may
say to the young lady Mr Spindle that
the goods will wash
Mr Spindle relieved Yes Miss
Withors the goods will wash Epoch
A Joke on a Postal Cleric
A short time ago an order was re
ceived at the posfofiice from Washington
to return uncalledforpostal cards to the
writer in the same way that letters have
been sent back The cierk who was
assigned to this task turned over each
card read the writers name and put it
after the words Return to on the
face of the card The distributing clerk
was astonished to find several of the
cards indorsed with directions like
these Return to Father Return to
Silas Return to Your Ownest Own
etc Now whenever the clerk makes
his appearance in the office he is greeted
with cries of Return to
Albany S Y Journal
A Story of Abo Lincoln
Stories of Abe Lincoln always pass as
coin cveryherc nnd it is not too late for
one told by his son to a friend in Wash
ington My father said Robert Lin
coln liked to stroll about Washington
without any escort or show of dis
tinction and ho sometimes stiayed into
curious company Cneday as a lad I
accompanied him down a back street
where we encountered a regiment of sol
diers marching past My father was
curious to learn what particular body of
troop this was and as soon as he came
within bailing distance he inquired
without addressvg anybody in particu
lar Well whats this Quick as the
word came a reply from somewhere in
the detachment Why its a regiment
of soldicrsyeuold fool you Buffalo
Confused bytlio Darkness
Little Pat was in the habit of falling
out of bed during the night and his
father to break him of tho habit would
remind him of it next morning One
day as usual Lis father said to him
Here Tat you fell out of bed
Oh no papa said Pat it was the
pillow for I went up to see and the
pillow was on the floor by the side of
the bed
What made you cry then asked
his father
Well you see said Pat in his most
sober miuncr it was dark and I
couldnt tell whether it was me or tho
pillow Tro j Titms
Sterling Advico to a Poet
Keep your hair cut
It is a bad plan to copy one of Byrons
shorter poems and sign your own name
to it
Do not be cast down because you re
ceive 230 instead of 230 for your first
Dont write poetry unless you are
forced to do so cither by hunger or hy
the enthusiasm of your muse
If possible avoid rhyming castanef
with pianoforte frolic with cow
lick or Niagara with Tipperary
Never despiso work that comes yonr
way unsolicited Writing advertisements
is a profitable vocation they are suro to
be printed and are much more popular
with the masses than odes sonnets or
lafJ T
Jack Goeasy 8BFraid of ratting
French forms
Hollis Holworthy Your friends willbr J ° havo
imo connect
r >
three sections to your
tho last
two by means of a
2f V Piien and cast the first to the winds
i wish to but do not to
rVou try gain
admission to the Authors Club on the
strength of this proceeding alone
Emergency Prayers
A story is told of a man in a near
county whdse name we withhold The
gentleman in question is not a member
of the church and whi ehonestand up
right in all his dealings does not go
very strong on religion Not many
months ago just after a big rain he was
driving along a certnin road On reach
ing the top of a hill at the bottom of
which was a creek much swollen by the
rains and away out of it3 banks his
mules considered they would run away
They pitched oil down the hill at a
furious pice The man did all in his
power to check them but in vain Just
beroro they reached tho gushing water
the roan shouted to his boy who was in
the wagon with him
We are going to be drowned Pray
Jim pray
Dad I cant pray
Say something he shrieked as they
dashed into the water
Oh dad I cant But thinking a
second tho boy shouted Lord make
us thankful for what we are about to re
Then they went down into the creek
which was not as deep as the man had
expected and tho mules having had
their fun out went on at a more leisurely
gait The man has since learned a
number of prayers for sudden emer
gencies Greenboro Ga llecord
Phil Sheridans Favorito Yarn
Another story which General Sheridan
wa3 fond of telling at the dinner table
after the coffee had been served and the
ladies had retired went something like
this I am told
There was a zcalou3 chaplain of the
Army of the Potomac who had called
on a Colonel noted for his profanity to
talk of the religious interests of his men
After having been politely motioned to
a seat on the chest the chaplain began
Colonel you have one of the finest
regiments in the armr
I believe so said the Colonel in re
Ilo think pursued the
you ciiap
Iain that you pay sufficient attention
to the religious instruction of your men
Well I dont know doubtfully re
plied the Colonel
A lively interest has been awakened
in the Massachusetts tho parson
went on to say The Lord has blessed
the labors of His servants and ten hare
already been baptized
Is that so excitedly cried the
Colonel and then turning to the attend
ant added SergeantMajor have fif
teen men detailed immediately for bap
tism Ill be blanked if Ill be outdone
by any Massachusetts regiment Sea
York Tribunt
Elevated Railroad lcrqnisites
It may not be generally known that
even the ticket sellers in the Elevated
roads have what they cheerfully term
perquisies They consist largely of
the change that passengers in a hurry
leave behind them in their haste to board
the cars This forgotten change invari
ably goes into the pocket of the ticket
seller and the asent who turns this
money into the office would be regarded
as uncommonly soft The Observer was
told the following story by au exagent
on the Sixth Avenue L Some time
ago said the young man an old fellow
came along carrying one of thoe chain
purses It bulged at both ends and in
getting out his money he evidently dived
into the wrong end for he passed a JiO
gold piece through the window I gave
him his ticket and his ninetyfive cents
change nnd turned to the drawer to
count out the other 1 When I had
it ready tho old fellow had disap
peared What did you do with the
money I askid Put it in my pocket
of course The old fellow nev er came
back for it and I was in just 1 that
day above my regular perqui itcs At
some of the busy stations it is no uncom
mon thing for the agents to clear from
5 to 10 a day abovo their regular
wactes from forgotten change and they
consider themselves perfectly justified in
appropriating it to their own use This
is not all Some of them elect tempor
ary loans from the money drawer and to
keep their accounts straight borrow
tickets from each othcrrcprc < enting the
amount until the loan has been repaid
There i3 a great deal of quiet financier
ing among the L road ticket agents
Sits York Graphic
Area and Population of British India
A statistical abstract recently pub
lished contains a table showing tho in
crease in the area and population of
British territory in India since 1812
In that year the area was 02d000 square
miles in 1814 it im reased to U75000 in
1847 to GJJOOO in 148 to SafOOO and
so down to 183j more or less was added
every year except 1832 until it reached
832000 square miles and in lbJU it
arose to 8oC000 At this it remained
until 1803 when this increased to bi0
000 in 18 2 this rose to86s23i > and in
1836 to 947887 square mile < So that
British India in lbSO was half as Iarje
again as it was in 1812 Perhaps this
extraordinary increase will bo better
understood wheu put in this form Since
1842 an area equal to that of Franco
Italy and Belgium had been added to
British India that is to the British ter
ritory in India including the native
States In 1812 British India had an
area equal to that of France Spain and
the German Empire of today in 1832
an area as largo as Italy and Portugal put
together was added to this by 1862 a
further area as large as Hungary was
added by 1882 this was increased bythe
area of Holland and by 1886 an nrea
equivalent to that of the whole German
Empire including tho kingdom of Prus
sia was added to this The area of tho
native States under British protection
which arc not included in the above ex
amination is roughly equivalent to the
combined areas of the AustroHungarian
Empire Spain Portugal and ftaly
Ico Mountains That Aro Beautiful
to See but Destructive to Meet
Thrilling Experience or tho
Steamship Arizona
The positions of sunken rocks and
reefs have been pretty thoroughly located
and chartedj but icebergs the = e float
ing ramparts of ice have a faculty ol
rudely colliding with vessels at a time
and in places when and where least ex
pected Off the Atlantic coast they havo
been met with in the month of June by
vessels as far south as latitude 30 deg 30
min northas southerly comparatively as
San Francisco is on this coast They have
also been encountered as near land as
as 300 miles and this too in the month
of July They have been passed by
steamers within 300 miles of Portland
Vessels in the southern Pacific Ocean
have similar dangers to contend with It
is a matter of marine history that in the
year 1839 the good ship Indian ljueen
while on her way from Melbourne Aus
tralia to Liverpool England with a
cargo of wool and gold suffered a disas
ter of this kind It was tho first day of
Apiil The Indian Queen was scudding
along under full sail at a speed of eleven
or twelve knots Suddenly all hands
were aroused by a violent shock followed
by the crash of falling spars and a
frightful grinding along the vessels
side The Queen was found to be lying
broadside to an iceberg of immense pro
portions and to have suffered serious
damage Only the mizzen mast remained
comparatively uninjured Tho bowsprit
was lopped off and hung useless at the
side The foremast snapped off at the
deck swung to and fro supported by the
rigging Nearly all the spars and sails
above the lower masts were gone A
majority of the crew who believed tho
ship would not long continuo to float
took to the boats and left the passengei s
to their fate But the vessel did not
sink She was still whole and the sec
ond mate assuming command spread
what sail he could Amid the intense
anxiety of ail aboard the ship cleared the
berg and stood on her course No one
but the passengers of that ill fated vessel
can ever know the pain the agony the
doubtwhich they experienced f roui that
hour on the watchful days and sleepless
nights whilo tho ljueen labored slowly
on in her crippled conditioncontending
with a stress of wind and sej She wa3
headed for Valparaiso South America
the nearest port which she reached in
6afety after forty days of prayerful ago
nizing suspense
The reader familiar with seafaring
will no doubt recall many instances of
accidents at sea directly attributed to
such cause as so nearly resulted fatally
to the Indian Queen It is not so long
ago but that the incident is still fresh in
the memory of two continents at least
that the fine steamer Pacific of the Col
lins line was lost on her trip from Liver
pool to New York No trace of her was
ever found Those who had friends and
relatives on the illfated ship were slow
to abandon all hope but they were at last
forced to tho conviction that the vessel
with its captain crew and foityfive pas
sengers had perished A collision with
one of these insidious ice foes is sup
posed to explain her loss
The year in which the Pacific was lost
was a memorable one in marine annals
It was in that year that the ship John
Rutledge was lost also by collision with
an iceberg She struck the ice on a
February morning and her crew and
passengers numbering 120 souls took to
the boats as the vessel was rapidly going
to pieces All perished save one man
named Nye He was picked up by Cap
tain Wood of the Germania The boutj
in which he was found was filled with
felp s bodies tl °
V > ys wetf
tuiy uf MtAr
ncui ueaiil num Nyetfl >
experience after abandoning the RurX
ledee the exposures and hardships theyl
endured till relieved death tossed
about in an open boat on an angry
tempestuous sea amid fields and bcrj
of ice was most thrilling
An escape from imminent death which
was a near approach to the miraculous
was that of the 300 souls aboard of thi
steamship Arizona which struck a huge
iceberg when three days out from New
Ycrk city The Arizona was bound foi
Liverpool via what is known as tho
northern route which skirts the New
foundland coast on the south It wai
November 7 187 and Friday that
ever unlucky day of the week The gen
tlemen passengers were in tho smoking
room where they had formed an in
formal auction and were selling pools
on tho steamers run The ladies were
congregated in thesaloon whiling away
the beforebedtime hours with song and
conversation At 9 oclock tho captain
retired and left the ship ia charge ol
the officer of the watch The heavens
were overcast but it was not by any
means a dark night The weather was
and had been for some hours past so fair
as to justify a feeling of safety in run
ning the ship at full speed Ten min
utes after the captain left tho bridge the
vessel making an average of fifteen
miles an hour plunged held on into
a mountain of ke Trembliog violently
from stem to stern sho quickly recoiled
but only for a moment when she again
made an onslaught upon the invincible
foe but this time with diminished force
The bows were crushed in as though
they were but egg shells and great
masses of ice were forced into the gaping
wound which the noble ship sustained
The passengers suffered a severe shock
In the saloon the ladies were in the midst
of a sea ditty when the shock came and
all were thrown violently to the floor
Poolselling in tho smokingroom was
suddenly and peremptorily postponed
On deck a scene of wild confusion and
dismay prevailed Groups of passengers
struck dumb with fear huddled to
gether momentarily expecting to be en
gulfed by the dark waters Above and
apparently overhanging the ship ros6
tho shadowy mountain of ice It was
probably 5U0 feet in width while its
three crowning pinnacles reached an
altitude of 75 feet
My God men where were your
eyes cried tho Captain as ho reached
tho bridge He might have added
where wci the deck officers Subse
quent investigation showed that they
had left their posts of duty Evincing
great coolness the Captain ordered the
engines reversed the helm hard to star
board and all hands on deck In a short
space of time the ship cleared the berg
and hove to for thenight The iccit
is said as it floated away with its three
tall pinnacles distinctly visible against
tho night sky presented the appearance
of a phantom threemasted ship as it
faded into the gloom The pasrengers
grateful for their deliverance from an
appalling deatbassembled in the saloon
and when they learned that the good
shipwas still watertight they fell upon
their knees and feelingly offered up their
thanks to tho throne on high for the
mercy so graciously shown them Then
tho hymn Praise God from Whom all
Blessings Flow was sung Never
possibly was it rendered with more im
pressive earnestness Sobs mingled
with the chant and tears filled the eyes
of strong men
A careful inspection of the forehold
showed that the watertight bulkhead
extending athwartship just abaft of her
bows was all that savedther The breach
caused by the collision was twenty feet
long by thirty feet deep but tho bulk
head was fortunately uninjured The
following morning the Arizona headed
for St Johns Newfoundland which
harbor she reached in safety that Satur
day night San Francis o Chronicle
Shakespeares autograph is worth
about 5000 and Lord Beacons may be
bad for 33
Glues for Many Purposes N
Boak half a pound of glue over night
in a quart of good milk and boil it tio
next day it will dissolve moisture muci
better than glue dissolved in water
An adhesive mucilage for labels suita
ble for bottles or glass may be prepared
by soaking glue in strong vinegar then
heat to boiling and add flour This Is
very adhesive and does not decompose
when kept in widemouthed bottles
The following preparation is very use
ful for gumming large sheets of paper
which may be kept on hand ready for
use when wetted they will stick well on
glass Starch two drachms white
sugar one ounce gum arabic two
drachms to be boiled with a sufficient
quantity of water Jettellers Jletieie
Economical Hints for tho Kitchen
Among the cheap and nutritious meats
may bo mentioned tripe Twice a week
each time in a different way this dish
would be acceptable to many Where
the meat dish is light a cheese or maca
roni may be served with it thus keeping
up the required amount of nourishment
Lentils also contain so much nitrogenous
food that very light or made over meats
should accompany them Variety will
be found to bo more economical at the
same time more beneficial to health and
appetite than tho usual rounds of the
American housewife When a quart
can of tomatoes is opened for soup one
half only should bo used and with a
quart of stock the latter costs nothing
if allstock materials are saved a little
suet flour onion and bay leaf makes a
delightfui dinnersoup and quite enough
for a family of six The few pieces of
bread left frcmbreakfast may b8 cut
into sduaresMHMB kW Qjfhilb iU
The remaurtng half bT the TcJiJatocs
should be put in a bowl or jar and used
next day for sauce scalloped or if mixed
with okra and rice will make a nice dish
for lunch Do notwaste even a slice of
tomato or aleaf of cabbage and at tho
end of the year you will be well paid
Table Talk
Cold Potatoes In Nino Ways
There are many families writes D M
M in Good Housekeeping who never
make any use of potatoes left from
dinner there are others who use the
whole boiled and throw away the mashed
There is no vegetable which may bo made
into more savory forms than the potato
Of the variou3 ways of frying there need
be but little mention The wholo ones
cutin four large slices are very good
broiled over coals
Potato mound Onehalf of a cupful
of milk a tablespoonful of butter salt
and pepper to taste tho wellbeaten
whites of four eggs added to six mashed
potatoes Stir all together lightly with
a fork Pile in a mound and brown
Lyonnaise Potatoes are prepared by
cutting cold potatoes into small pieces
season with salt and pepper add ono
teaspoonful of chopped parsley Put a
teaspoonful of butter on the fire in a
saucepan when hot add a slice of onion
fry bro wn add potatoes and fry a light
Potato cake Mix mashed potato
with pepper salt a small proportion of
flour and a little baking powder Mix
with milk to proper consistency roll out
to the thickness of an inch and cut in
cakes grease the fryingpan lay in tho
cake and turn as griddle cakes are turned
to cook both sides
Potato scalloped with cheese Two
pounds of finely mashed potato
add three ounces of melted butter two
ounces of grated cheese a little pepper
andfsalt rillVjiall dishes with this and
brown iJ the oven Glaze them over
with melted butter ahd grated cheesere
tum one minute to the hcttest part of the
fven Serve veryhotL
Potatoes h la Provencalo Finely
mashed potato seasoned with pepper and
gaH > Jg noends nffhe potato allow
two ounceTar gratcdJc5rce which has1
been mixed toa paste withcuttcr add a
gill of milk anda teaspoonfurof chopped
arsley Put the mixture in a frymg
m tint
1 pvrai
add the potato mixed well and stir
h mass is pale brown Serve as a
pyramid 1
Potato croquettes are good and
easily made To mashed potatoes add
pepper any salt with sufficient egg to
rolled cracker crumbs and bits
Bake twenty minutes S
baking dish
starch pastry cuata
sugar Avoid acids
as possible sleep all
worry or fret
balb of
make a stiff paste make it into
equal size Ml in fine crumbs dipinjigg
and again roip in crumbs When your
fat is smoking hot put the croquettes in
the wire baAet and fry them shaking
lightly all tAtime As soon as tliey
are a golden OiVwn tneyWe done I
Scalloped pomloes Vor one quart
of potatoes cut very smnBVUlow a large
cupful of milk Make aYSream of tt
milk one teaspoonful of ftottx and one
tablespoonful of butter
thick put a layer of potato
dish season with salt and
pour on a little of the cream
until all is used Cover the
Potatoes with cheese Cut sixcoW
potatoes into dice Make a sauce by
by melting two tablcspoonsful of butter
add two tablespoonsful of flourand pour
on slowly one cupful of white stock and
one cupful of milk season with salt and
pepper and add four heaped tablcspoons
ful of grated cheese Put a layer of po
tato into a baking tin and pepper
cover with sauce and continue until all
is used Sprinkle with buttered crumbs
and brown in tne oven
Potato salad One of the best
methods of serving cold potatoes is to
make them into salads Cut them into
any convenient form add one small
onion finely chopped and a little celery
Mix thoroughly with a dressing made as
follows Break into a bowl tho yolks of
three eggs add a pinch of red pepper
a teaspoonful of made mustard a tea
spoonful of salt and beat hard Add
of best oil beating constantly enough
to make the dressing as thick as cake
batter alternating occasionally with a
few drops of vinegar Finish by adding
one cupful of thick cream sweat or
Studying Sill
v For several days the children of the
John Swett Grammar School have been
studying silK and silk culture and a
great charm has been lent to the study
by the daily visits which some of tho
classes have been paying to the rooms of
the Board of Silk Culture in the Flood
Building eah day after school hours
The other afternoon the fourth and fifth
grades in charge of Principal Lyser
hlled the rooms with noise and ea cr lit
tle faces They saw the great plies of
cocoons and the silk in different stages
and then each one received a handful of
cocoons and a specimen of floss silk
Over one thousand children of this
school have visited tho rooms obtained
the specimens mentioned and a treatise
onsilk culture and have written compo
sitions on what they saw Han Fran
cisco Chronicle
Knlcs for Fat People and for Lean
To increase the weight Eat to tho
extent of satisfyingtiraturil appetite
of fat meats butter crm milk cocoa
chocolate bread pott Dcs pea par
snips carrots bcetSi f inaceous foods
as Indian corn rice ti
fioca sago corn
oatmeal and
Ibcercisc as little
u can and dont
To reduce tho weight Eat to the
extent of satisfying a natural appetite
of lean meat poultry game eggs milk
moderately green vegetables turnips
succulent fruits tea or coffee Drink
lime juice lemonade and acid drinks
Avoid fat butter cream sugar pastry
rice sago tapioca corn starch potatoes
carrots beets narsn ps Exercise
Vr aJ Index
White are the daisies whita as mukt
The stately com is hung with silk
The roses aro in blow
Love me beloved while you may
And beg the flying hours to stay
For love shall end and all delight
The day is Ion j tho day is bright
But soon wfU come the snow
TJp from the meadow sedges tall
Floats musical tho larks clear call
Scarlet the lilies grow
Love me I pray you whil you may
And beg the flying hours to stay
For love shall end and dear delight
The day is long the day is bright
But soon will come the snow I
A c islet in a shoreless sea
This moment is for you and me
And bliss that lovers know
Love me beloved Soon ire die
Joy like the swallows quickly fly
And love shall end and all delight
The day is long tha day is bright
But soon will come tho snow
Kate Frain in the Chicago Seict
pith im podjt
Chinese thieves take things coolie
To public singers The keynote of suc
cess B natural Life
All ships have yards though none of
them ever have a garden
Paste diamonds are socalled becauso
people get stuck on them so often
The main point to be watched by tho
leader of a brass band is tha toot en
semble J
Generous highw1
er 5 iicivc
Telephones aro a
and yet peoplo are authtf
against them j
It is an odd fact that coal beds are
furnished with petroleum springs
Drakes Magazine
The overhead electric wiro should ba
put where so many of its victims are
Philadelphia Times
You neednt be afraid to tell secrets in
a cornfield for though they have so many
ears their voices are so husky they
cant tell what they hear
It was a wise tradesman who said that
he didnt mind how much his customers
kicked against his bills aa long as they
footed them Sew York Sun
It is said that brains will tell
Sometimes they will and sometimes they
will not Sometimes tho more brains a
man has tho less he will telL Loueli
At a party a soft young man said to a
sweet girl May I sit on your right
hand Her quick answer was Why
of course not Youd better take a
chair Mercury
Cynical Dentist Well how do tho
new teeth work Patient Not very
well They seem to cut the others
C D That is perfectly natural Thoy
belong to an entirely different set you
I am on my way home doctor
a citizen who was after some tree
vice and Im tired and womout Whi
ought I to take Take a cab re
plied the intelligent physican Werres
ter Ga ettc
Scene teacher with reading class
Boy reading And as she sailed down
the river Teacher Why arc shiS
callid she Boy alive to theresi onsi
bihtics of his sex Because they need
men to manage them Chicago Times
George she said before we were
married you were always bringing me
rings and breastpins and vinaigrettes
and things like that Why dont you
bring me anything now My dear
replied George did you ever hear of a
fisherman feeding bait to a fish he had
STr Uuiitvcr o fvirvnut to marry
my daughter Have yon any menos of
existence Ponsonby At present
none but I havo very brilliant prospects
Mr Dolliver I dare say but suppose I
dont die for a good many years whats
going to become of you then Drakes
Severe Party ia corner I do think
that you might extinguish your pipes in
a ladys presence Navvy La bless
ye Im sure the lady 11 excuse us cos
me and my mate eve jis come out o tho
smallpox ospital and the tobacco might
elp to keep orf hinfection Severe
party is sorry he spoke J London Judy
The Rabbits Foot
The foot of the common hare will on
examination show mainly the ability of
the creature to make great leaps and to
make an equally quick recovery Tho
external condition of the foot indicates
nothing peculiar in the habits of the
animil It i distinctly divided between
the toes and i3 covered moderately with
hair Now examine the foot of the Caro
lirnjiarc At the first glance it is not
jliiferent from its cousins foot but a
closer scrutiny discovers a partial web
between the toes and a lesser quantity of
hju u the whole foot These charac
i Itfcs point infallibly to tbe fact that
the hare is at home in either marshy
places or in water or in both And so
in fact the Carolina hare is taking to tho
swamps and to the pools in the swamps
as readily as a water bird Look now at
the foot of the Arctic hare and there
will be found a very different sort of
modification This hare must travel
over the yielding or as frequently slip
pery snow and it needs afoot which will
at once offer the greatest surface and the
mo t resistance to slipping These re
quirements aro met by a greater expan
sion of Abe ricmbranes of the toes and
mainlylby a cry heavy growth of hair
on thefoot between the toes The foot
of thff Arctic bare is even more a snow
shoe than the foot of the aquatic hare is
a paddle Scientific American
A fJTalilbeatcrtLMr
It ii laid daT
establisJsmer S
Jold dollarsm jB
dollar can be macjt
carpet two rooms satCeu anu
square some idea may be formed ol
extreme tenuity It requires 1400 thick
ne = sesof gold leaf to equal a sheet of
thin paper and 280000 to form an inch
Tile metal which must bs twentythreo
carats fine is first run into bars one inch
S de and about sc n inches long and
en rolled to the thickness of letter
paper It is then cut into inch squares
MO of which arc interleaved with four
inch squares of parchment and beaten
by hand with heavy hammers upon a
igg asfock till they spread to the parch
ments dimensions Then they are sub
divided and again beaten out and tho
process goes on and on till the limit is
reached when the moulds pass into the
hands of girl sorters and counters who
trim eacli sheet to the size of a inches
and lay them between tissue paper in tho
books of commerce Commercial
The Mystery of Baldness
Tho most plausible view among many
doctors was that baldness was especially
liable to follow tho wearing of a tiht
fitting hat the blood vessels being con
stricted and the scalp deprived of tho
necessary supply of blood But this
view has been controverted by a fact
brought to light about the Parsec of
India The Parsccs are compelled to keep
the head covered during thedav by i hat
so tight as to crease the sculi > and nosi
bly the akull and at
night they we ir a
skull cap and yet not one of them has
been known to be balJ The Oriental
say that worry causes the hair to fal
and it may be true in some cases Iho
state of health naturally affects iho
scalp but the fact remains tiat no
special cause can be given for bnldnev
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