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A Sourco or S 1 : . • » ♦» t People id M x. • 1-roni It |« si t ,| f . ;1 ,i ~f | ~4 1l r ,j n I*.it.it.t I•I •• 1114 it it \- . Il4< S<_ tin* Si »-.| to | r 4 « • t It - That 11a*nr.' 1 V \ ■ -v W bit 1 t . , Soil and .t in t ~,,t eoilt f«h- IhslulX..< til. p V.!. tog,-t tin r ving oil • doubt . T .. t iim -• a . *. HI dre.l 4- 1 . 'Un-:. • . .. • ists and ii.\ a. : I : l . f an* fatal and Mexic . is still fr«.m a dr« night t ha* . four \cars, says the V • V t.. J!.- . 1 1 (.«• maguey. f..r 1. i... ? - fcinrai.v called in M«\.« •. is «>>mnionlv known a- th - • p.ant in this country '1 ciicc i> that it is the n-al r. i.' • . • i ■ • wln e ours is not. In appcamn i nit'.' It the same as th' • a.i-- : t adorns many of our northern ro und p:a/.zas in the summer, only r . larger ami coarser. The fre qm ntly grow to a length of t i: twelve feet. or ev. a l;ioro, and 1• al ▼erv sharp tli« »rns. It takes the in gucy al**>ut vi-ri years to blossom. When it «! 1 mui a stalk fnun ten to tw.-n*y feet tali shoots up from tlie • cut- r of tlie cluster of leaves and p.;!- forth large flowers, which vary from a bright r d color to a deep purple Just as it is about to flower the plant lias r.-a .» • ! the proper stage for the use it is most frequent!v put to the making of pulque ipr*#* Hi mneed p< h .1-key >. To get tlie pulque the leaves and stalk aiv • a! oIT a little nb.»ve the groiiml, and the trunk form .1 hv the joining «>f tin- roots, whii-li is often a foot in diameter, is hollowed out. In this bowJ, as it were, the sap which was intended to nourish the flower ac cumulates anil is drawn out every day. Dipping is the commonest way of get ting the sap out of the hollow, though suction pumps are sometimes used on the big plantations now, and the prim itive way was to draw it through a pipe with the mouth and then blow it into a handy reeeptacle. After it is taken from the plant the sap must stand twenty-four hours to ferment, and twenty-four hours after the fermentation it spoils. Iloth French and American companies have tried time ami again to find some way of perserving pulque so it could be ex ported, hut as yet none have succeeded. l'ulque is shipped from the planta tions in barrels and pigskins, and some idea of the amount of it that is drunk can 1m? formed from the fact that forty car loads of it are taken to the City of Mexico alone every morning. All but a very little of this is consumed the day it is received, and what is left over spoils, and is either thrown away or sold for half price as "sour pulque." The "cantisnas," or barrooms, where pulque is sold, generally supply that drink alone. They are very small, dirty and ill smelling, in which they re semble the crowd that hangs around them. The'liquor—if it can be called auch—is brought around in barrels, on carts drawn by solitary and forlorn looking donkeys, as soon as the pulque train arrives, and is sold by the greasy pigskin. Its taste is similar L> a mixture of cod liver oil and buttermilk that has gone wrong. It is the color of skim milk and "strings" like molasses, but is not so thick. Hut when one becomes used to it, as he does after six or seven drinks, it is not half so bad. Pulque has very gentle but effectual medicinal properties, and physicians have claimed that it will cure llright's disease if taken in time. At tlie "can tinas" it is sold in glasses of three sizeß, the largest about the same as a big "schooner," and costs one, two and three cents a glass. Excessive pulque drinking has a stu pefying effect, and the idea that it is wildly intoxicating is all wrong. In its distilled form it is called tequila or mes cal anß is very fiery. This liquor is sim ilar in appearance to gin and is violent ly intoxicating. It has been at the bot tom of many a so-called "Greaser up rising." The plantations on which maguey is raised for pulque making are often many acres in extent, and the plants are set in rows, like corn. After a plant has been "tapped" it dies and is pulled up, a young plant being put in its place. The maguey grows best in a pe culiar, sandy soil, and there are several distinct "pulque regions." The leaf of the maguey is not only edible, but makes a very fine dish when properly treated. The native Mexicans dig pits and, taking the tenderest leaves, bake them in holes over a smol dering fire, as charcoal is roasted. When they are "just right" they are taken out, the tough outer covering, which has hardened into a shell, is peeled off, and the pith is very tender and tastes a good deal like roast corn. The last use this cactus is put to is the most remarkable one in a climate such as Mexico, as ice never forms of it self except on the uninhabitable tops of the highest mountains. Mexico City is supplied by ice factories, but, of course, in rural districts ice cannot be obtained that way. TIGER-TEETH NECKLACES. Very Odd Ornament# TVoin by Bavagas —lvory and Metal Arm Kings. In examining the objects of ornament worn by savage, barbarous and civilized tribes, we find a marvelous variety of materials and designs. We are amazed at the ingenuity displayed in making the most unpromising materials into things of beauty, says a writer in ths Popular Science Monthly. Teeth, claws, ihells, pearls, bone, hair, ivory, feathers, beans, seeds, grasses, leaves, fibers of ill kinds, crystals, metals—these are but a few of the many substances that man has learned to use, more or less effectively, in self-r.dornment. Necklaces are universal. Very simple are the garlands of red and yellow- flow ers, so popular throughout Polynesia. The whale-tooth necklaces of Samoa and the neighboring islands were really attractive, and were so highly valued that only kings and the most powerful chiefs could afford or dare to wear them. They consisted simply of the natural teeth perforated for stringing. They are now rare and seldom seen. Those at present used in the same district are lighter, more slender and artistic, but are made in England and sent out to the islands for trading. s- An interesting neck ornament was the palaoa of the Ilawaiians. It con sisted of a carved and polished piece of bone and ivory attached to an elabo rately braided decoration of black hair. This ornament was worn only by chiefs •f high rank and had some talismanic virtue. Among the necklace.; fiom Australia Are those consisting of kangaroo teeth strung on thread, and the carefully made and really beautiful ones com posed of cassowary feathers. Meek laces of trophies of dangerous hunting are made by Indian hunters from claws of the royal Bengal tiger, from the same materials the skillful goldsmiths of India make marrels of beautiful work. Such a one lies before me. The claws are perfectly cleaned and pol ished, mounted in gold settings, and •trung on a chain of gold. Ann-hands and bracelets occur in great variety. Among the Kattirs, and in the rest of Africa as well, a plain ivory arm-ring, In a single piece, is in common Use. Such are easily made. The tusk of the elephant is hollow save near the small end. Toward the larger end the ivory sheath is thin and irregu lar, but it thickens and becomes solid toward the tip. All that is necessary to make the arin-hands is to remove the soft, vascular inner part and then cut I the ivory into cross-sections, two or t t. . w i r i.g -1 .-.s made T.i f • v, . . \ f-.-r being cut tin \ are «•;. -efu: V p dished. With V .'* •• •'. • f: -m wrist to « A \. r. • t v .■•••'. > a ] »retty <>rna- I !.* •" ::e * r:T - d;»g»bar—as .. ;i i.g White Ni e tribe- The in . r.; •- • f .ii -1 nr.- nar • \ i • »m so « ' ' .inn as tu 1.. i.• a • : "11. - lie ' .1 sheathing. i£ LIC OF NAPOLCON. * i <f «.»i \\ hi. ii t lii< \ rl.i:« r i.f I uriipi (nt 111- I K,t I• i t !|. w *. r . i • . « : 1. - n true • • ••• •*. -al a;. • haj»i*»-uing in - i.. a w . •/.. r. • it t in:r on tlit • /■'.l. t:.. . i.v. r . iti-.n turned Lj im-e upon eur:«»s and relies. 1:.;- l- rath, r an inter -ting sou* fenir.' v a.d ay- aing lady, «h-playing a 'harm atta. le dto her wat.-h chain. It o'i - a dark bin.* stone, oval in shape, ii"-"J an IF., h and a liaif long, and ?. ven d with hieroglvjdiies. It was a naniKotue t;. r..' ami -uld have do lighte.i an antiquarian as much for its beauty as its anparent age. "What ii« you supjiosc it Is?" In quired t he i»wm r. We rubb.-d our for» lnTuKand thought. *'l'huraoh':> signet-ring," suggested »ne. "A eharm from Washington's fob,*' fcaid another. "Voii would never guess." replied the young lady, "and 1 wiil tell you. It is,*' ami she dangled it before our inquiring eyes, "it is the stone on which Napo Icon l»on.'i]Kirte cut his lirst teeth.** li.-f..re most of us had time to re 4'over from the shock of this announce ment a practical-minded member of the party pointed to the hieroglyphics, and asked: "Are those the prints of his teetli?'* On closer inspect ion, however, they j appeared to he Arabic characters. ? "Are VOII sure that the - TONE is really what you * av?" asked a doubter. 'dVrfcetly," was the assured answer, t "It was given to my mother by Joseph • Bonaparte when he lived in Borden* town, and lie told lier that the baby Napoleon, w hen lie was just beginning I to take notice, clutched at the stone ( which his mother wore on a chain ahout : her neck, and was so determined tc have it that she took it from her own neck and put it around his. Afterthat, lie used to bite on it until all his little teeth had come through." CAMELS OF MONGOLIA. Tlioiisuml* Wen,l Their Way Over the Hough Trull* of the Tartar Steppe*. The popular idea regarding "the •hip of the desert" is completely at fault if applied to tlie camels of Mon golia ami lVchili. according to the Cen tury. Juvenile natural histories talk of the soft padded foot for wltieli the an imal is so distinguished, as if a "sandy bottom" were the only surface upon which he could walk with comfort. Itut the greater part of all mercantile transport in North China is performed by camels, and, except in the immediate neighborhood of Pelcin, sand is an un known luxury to this much-enduring beast. How vast is the number of camels thus employed may be guessed from the fact that during one day's journey wo passed more than eight hundred wend ing their dilatory way from the Tartar steppes to the plains of Chi-li. They chiefly carried soda-soap, a kind of an imal alkali or lye found on the borders of Mongolia, and cut into blocks, each weighing about two hundred and sixty pounds. At no time is the camel a prepossessing object. Hut here nature provides him with so shaggy a covering that his un gainly form becomes even more hid eous. Camel's wool, by the way, used for padding clothes, is an article of con siderable traffic hereabouts, and when spring zephyrs take the place of winter blasts, the herdsmen of the plateau shear their camels by a process which preserves the merit of extreme sim plicity, pulling out by hand whatever has not been shed naturally. Many an imals are kept for the sole purpose of yielding wool, but the amount obtain able from each is singularly dispropor tioned to tlie huge bulk of its producer. A heavy fleece taken from a full-grown camel will seldom average over seven pounds, while eight dollars is a liigli price for the picul of one hundred and thirty-three pounds. ONE KINO OF SAVING. A Thrifty Woman's Kconomy That Comes •exceedingly High. A thrifty woman had joined one of those cooperative saving societies, whose earthly function is to protect its patrons against extortionate prices by securing to them a reduction of ten per cent, at the stores belonging to the combination, says the Detroit Free Press. She was enthusiastic over the opportunities for economy the scheme presented ami her husband was rather disposed to be skeptical on the subject. At the close of the first week she had a talk with him. "You don't believe in the society?" she said, tentatively. "Not altogether," he confessed. "Well, whether you do or not, I'vo saved ten dollars this week; over one dollar and fifty cents a day for six days." "How?" he inquired. "Ily using my tickets, of course. I !>ought one hundred dollars' worth of things and only paid ninety dollars for them," "Ah," he said, beginning to figure. "Yes, I did, and next week I'll save twenty-five dollars, or over four dollars a day," and she was more enthusiastic than ever. "No you won't, my dear," he 6aid, emphatically. "You are altogether too economical. This business of spending two hundred and twenty-five dollars to save twenty-five won't work. You throw that ticket in the lire and begin to retrench and reform in some other direction, please," and she began to cry. COUNT THE STARS. Don't llujr • Flax That lias Xot the I'roper Number. Persons who are disposed to purchase expensive American flags should count the stars, says the Upholsterer. The patriotic wife of a well-known news paper man greeted her husband at the dinner table the other day with the gleeful assurance that she had secured a "splendid bargain." She hail bought a handsome silk Hag, worth perhips five or six dollars originally, for two dollars. "There must be something the mat ter with that flag," said her husband. "Oh. no," quickly responded his wife. "I examined it very carefully. It is perfect." "Did you count the stars?" asked her husband. "No, 1 did not," answered the wife, somewhat dubiously. 1 he stars on the flag were counted, and it was found that they numbered thirty-eight; it lacked just six stars of being an American flag. Telephone* In Sweden. In no other country of the world ia the telephone in so general ,use as in Sweden, and in no other is the service so cheap and at the same time so per fect. It is under government control end the rates are fixed by the govern ment. A few weeks ago a new line was opened between Stockholm and Chrlstiania by King Oscar, who took occasion to express the hope in the first message to the Norwegians that the line would tend to draw the two coun tries into closer union and aid in over coming the desire of the Norwegian radicals to break up the existing rela tions. It is now proposed, by means of a submarine cable, to connect the Nor wegian and Swedish capitals with Co penhagen. Castle II tck'g big ID block shingle mill has started up again, and the town is happy. CORXEI«EI> THE COWERS. Tho Ingenious Schomo of a De troit Bukcr. Hl* Pennt«H» ItHng i:**fti«*e«l by a Hank lie ( oIU-rtH Itarrel* of Tlo-m ttml € II slinrtaKi' 0» tho >1 it i kel. ? iMmit banks dislike to take pennies, nickels and other small change as much as the western cowboy, who invented the term, hate* to see Mieh enrreney in a « f poker. As a rule there is a strong kiek when any large amount of jM-nnu's is turned in at once, and soine time ago the lmuil hanks adopted a rule ii«»t to take pennies in bulk from uier eantile establishments. This aroused tli#* indignation of storekeepers who re ceived large quantities of coppers from their customers, as under the new deal they were obliged to ship their surplus to eastern cities or send it to the treas ury department or to sub-treasuries at considerable trouble and expense. Jiarrie .V Saladm, who run the larg est I taker v in the city, and naturally take in an almost endless number of cents, were the most seriously affected of any firm, and they determined on re venge. .lust how to accomplish this was a mystery. If the rule hail applied to only one bank it would have been easy to get even bv transferring business to another hank, but as all the banks liad united on the issue this remedy was out of the question. To suspe .d all banking relations could not be thought of. Mr. Hurric went home one evening trying to devise some plan to get even. As he sat reading the paper after sup per one of his children asked for a penny to put in a missionary box. Suddenly an idea occurred to liiin. AVliy not work 011 the missionary idea and get a corner on the |»-nny market'/ With the large amount of coppers com ing to his store it would he easy to soon accumulate enouirh shiners to cause a serious shortage on cents. The more lie thought "f it the more Mr. liar ric was pleased with the idea, tin tie following morning he consulted his partner, and the two decided to carry the plan into execution. A strong hogshead was secured, care fully sealed up and placed in the cel lar. A slot was cut in the lid and a tin tube placed to run from the slot to the cash drawer upstairs. Karly in Novem ber the first penny was dropped into the huge barrel, and after that every copper that came in, instead of being placed with cash to be turned into the bank, was dropped into the slot. The barrel began to fill and the receiving teller at the Citizens'savings bank was puz7.lcd at receiving no more offers of heavy deposits of cents. Mr. Itarric explained at tlie bank that he had found a new way of getting rid of his pennies. Hut slot machines, Sunday school con tributions at Christmas and a heavy call by merchants for small change during the holidays exhausted the visiblesupply of -the useful coppers, aud the bunks, instead of refusing to take large quan tities of pennies, were at their wits' end to gather enough to supply their customers. Merchants who sent to banks for five dollars, ten dollars or fif teen dollars worth of cents were disap pointed. The banks telegraphed to eastern cities, but were unable to get a supply on short notice. Then the follow ing appeared in a Detroit pajier: "There is a great scarcity of pennies in Detroit." Mr. llarrie wall happy, lie dropped Into his bank and casually asked the cashier about the penny crop. He then pleasantly reminded tlie cashier that tlie bank had once sneered at coppers. On the two days following lie made similar remarks at the hank and on tlie fourth visit he casually said: "By the way, I guess we've got quite a batch of pennies fip at tlie shop. If you'll send a -man up 1 can give you some. Hut I want a premium of one and one half per cent " The bank readily agreed, and a mes senger was sent up. When he arrived he was told there were more pennies than he could carry. If tlie bank want ed them all they must send up an ex press wagon. Tlie telephone was re sorted to. The bank was delighted. Oh, certainly, it would take all it coulo get. Half an hour later an expressman, called. The contents of the hogshead had been emptied into three barrels, which were placed on the wagon and taken to the bank. The cashier was fairly struck dumb; be bad calculated on half a bushel of pennies at the out side—here were barrels of them. He telephoned to Mr. Harrie. lie didn't want the whole mint. "Can't help that," said Mr. Ilarrie. "You said you'd take all you could get at one and one half per cent, premium." So the barrels were rolled into the bank and placed in a back room, which was cleared of all furniture. The thou sands upon thousands of coppers were dumped on the tiled iloor. Counting them was out of the question, and weighing was resorted to. The aver age number of pennies in a pound was ascertained, and then the entire collec tion was weighed off. It was roughly estimated that there were one hundred and two thousand five hundred pennies in the lot. Ilarrie Saladin received a check for fifteen dollars and seventy five cents as premium. Then every bank in town was notified that it could have all the pennies it wanted by send ing over. They all "bit" and the bauk managed to unload about two-thirds of its stock within a few hours. The shortage in the penny market was re lieved, and there is now a superabun dance of tlfe copper articles. • CHIMNEYS IN ENGLAND. nqr Were Not In I'M There lit-fore tno Twelfth Century. There does not appear to be any evi dence of the use of chimney shafts ill England prior to the twelfth century. In Rochester castle, which is in all probability the work of IV. C'orbyle, about 1130, there are complete fire places with semicircular backs, and a shaft in each joint supporting a semi circular arch over the opening, which is enriched with a zigzag molding; some of these project si iglitly from the wall. The flues, however, go only a few feet up in the thickness of the wall, and are turned at the back, the apertures being small oblong holes. At Castle Uedingham, Essex, which is about the same date, there arc fire places and chimneys of similar kind. A few years later the improvement of carrying the flue up through the whole height of the wall appears, as at Christ church, Hants; the keep at Newcastle; Sherborne castle, Dorsetshire; Conis borough castle, Yorkshire, and Roothby PagneU, Lincolnshire. The early chim ney shafts arc of considerable height and circular, afterward they assume a great variety of forms, and during the fourteenth century they are frequent ly extremely short. Previous to the sixteenth century the shaft is often short, and notunfrequently terminated by a spire or pinnacle, usually of rath er low proportions, having apertures of various forms, under and sometimes in it, for the escape of the smoke. There are also taller shafts of various forms —square, octangular or circular —surmounted with a cornice, forming a sort of capital, the smoke issuing from the top. Clustered chimney shafts do not appear until rather late in the fifteenth century; afterward tliey be came very common, and were frequent ly highly ornamented, especially when at brick. The Crime of Beauty. f Wtose old-baelielor tales of the hatred, malice ami uncharitublcncss of woman- Kind one toward the other arc scandal ausly false, and yet there are women to whom another's pli3*sieal loveliness is a criminal ofTense. Honestly, uglv girls tre invariably generous in according -he full beauty of their rivals, hut it is ;hose tepidly, vaguely pretty creatures who rebel against superior attractions ind can not tolerate to hear a hello ipoken of kindlv. THE STUDY —of the action of ■fi jjMWBa medicines, or vegeta- L_.- J|bß£aßtt ble compounds, upon i I the stomach, and tests in many hundreds of cases. Ions? ago convinced Doctor R V. Pierce. \ jCX?*** Chief Consulting ——*• I'bysician to th - Invalids' Hotel and Surg ical Institute, Buffalo, N Y . that ail cases of Indigestion, Dyspepsia and Liver Cora plaint could be cured permanently if the right treatment were given. In support of his belief that he had discovered an altera tive extract which he called "Golden Med ical Discovery," that would cure these dis eases. he collected from all parts of the country the evidence of those who had used his medicine, and he has asked the public to investigate for themselves, as he would be glad to furnish the names and addresses of thousands of people who have used Dr Pierce's Golden Medical Discov ery. All interested should send for a little medical treatise on Dyspepsia, Chronic Di arrhea, "Liver Complaint.'' Biliousness, Constipation and Piles, published by the World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo. N V. and mailed on receipt of six cents in one-cent stamps. This book also Contains the photographs and testimony of many persons who have suffered from dis eases of the digestive organs. INDIAESTION; SEVERE PAIN IN STOMACH. THOMAS FLETCHER, of Clifton Station, Fair fan Co., I'a., writes : " I suffered the terri- Vy ble tortures for ten vears with what your &£ X \)r. Tierce's Common ■£? « Sense Medical Advis wffft er as * Gas- XltL tralgia* (pain in stom- Wm| ach). I employed our Cw - home-doctor— took dozen bottles of sarsa ¥V y . ;i parilla with no bene- X 2) fit: then I took one ■ y half dozen bottles of a 9 V nwCBMBy» celery compound with- TCV ' out anv benefit: then AAV' r 'ffht bottles of iron * on ' c - vet 1 wa * no bet jflter. this was in iBBg. jP\ I then took six bottles of I)r Tierce's Golden Taos. FLETCHER. ESQ Medical Discovery, wfttrA made a nerv man of me. I am now fifty two years old. and for the past five years I have worked very hard on ray farm. It is impossible for me to say too much for the ' Golden Medical Discovery.' A PLEA FOR " HARVEST." * Fall" Not an Amertr»nl«lu, Hut an OI« Kiiffll.li Torm. I liuve boon rr minded liy scvora. friends that the word fall is not exclu sively Ameriean, but that it is used for autumn in some parts of the coun try to this day, says a writer in the Queen. 1 had learned this fact before, though I cannot remember ever to have heard the word used by any country people. Like most so-called Americanisms, it was doubtless taken over by emigrants and spread. 1 think that most Ameri canisms ocomc from the strong New England stock. They were the stout est and sturdiest of the English race therefore the stoutest and sturdiest people in the world. (Let us always, my friends, when we can, be patriotic.) It is a pretty word: but those who use it contemplate, as we said before, the season as a time of decay and decline and approaching death. Those whe speak of autumn think of full barnsand granaries overflowing. I am sorry we have not kept our owu old English word. Could we not revive it, and speak of the season its that ol harvest? Spring, summer, harvest, win ter. These are four names—all good Anglo-Saxon words. Nay, the word "harvest"—h®rfest— is actually the Anglo-Saxon for au tumn. Septemlx-r is ha-rfest monad — the month of harvest. Let us ultolisb autumn—it can go back to the Latin dictionary—and speak henceforth ol harvest. JAPANESE STATISTICS. The i'opalatloQ of Japan It llapldly la* creating;. ' Mr. Ono, a Japanese statistician, lias just published some interesting figures coneerning the remarkable increase of population in that country during th-- present reign, and especially since 1872. In January, 1872, the population , V as 83,111,000; in December, lssit, it had in creased to 40,070.000. Since 1887 the an nual rate of increase has been thirteen in every 1,000, so that, if this date is preserved, the population will double itself in 58 years. In England the rate of increase is 13.2 per 1,000, while in most European countries it is between six and nine, and in France and Spain much lower. Mr. Ono points out that the number of births in Japan is lower than in most civilized countries, except France, and that the number of illegiti mate children is smaller there than in European states. He therefore at tributes the great increase of the popu lation to the development of wealth since the restoration anil to a decrease in the death-rate among children. From the tables which he gives, he in fers that the national wealth has doubled in Japan in the last ten years, ".nd he shows that the increase in the population has been greatest in the northern anil southern part of the em pire. and least in the central part—a phenomenon due to migration from the central provinces. Useful I'arrols.' i Youth*s Companion. It has hitherto been customary to fritter away the intellectual force of parrots by merely teaching them to aay " Pretty Poll" and things of that sort, but the municipal authorities of a French town have instituted what it is to be hoped will become a general reform. The poor bos at the town hall, it seems, had for a long time been in a condition discreditable to the more prosperous of the inhabitants. To re mind them of their duty toward their poorer neighbors a parrot was pur chased, which was installed close to the box and trained to cry, " For the poor, if you please!" The result, it appears, has been highly satisfactory, pence and silver coin having been freely given in re sponse to the bird's appeal. idea is capable of being applied in a variety of ways. Parrots might be used for example, to warn passersby of the proximity of wet paint on fences or shop fronts, or to remind people on entering a house to wipe their feet. In fact, parrots might be made really useful members of society. Sure to Be t'ntuckr. In a village in lite north of Scotland the parish minister, meeting a farm servant who is a member of his flock, the following conversation ensued: " Well, John, and how aro things doing with you? I hope you are keep ing well." "Hech,sir; its hard work I hae to dae; nae rest from morn tae nicht; work an' work, an' nae a minute's peace for me." " Well, John, we must do our share in the work of this world. Remember, it ia only the preparation for a better world, where there will he no more work to be done." " Weel, sir, I'm nae sure that there will be uaething for me to dae in the itber world. I'll be told,' John, clean the sun,'' John, hang out the moon,' ' John, light the stars,' an' so on. I've nae doubt, they'll always find some thing for me to due, unlucky mati that I am!"; Fairs In North China. A writer in the North China Iterald describes the fairs in northern China. There are but two months in the year when the people do not hold large fairs at convenient centers, at which all im aginable wants of all customers are supplied. The exceptions are the sixth month, when the roads are generally impassable, and the first, which is de voted to rest and recreation. There is a constant succession of these gather ing at any given district, at which it is not uncommon for ten thousand per sons to be congregated. There is no method of advertising the exact date at which a fair will begin except by red slips of paper put up in public places and these notices are often very mis leading. An Ornaments FOE THE • • • • - • <Center Table, A Source of Useful liiliiniiiifiiiii Ac EDUCATOR OF THE FAMILY! PORTFOIJO OF THE WORLD'S PHOTOGRAPHS. Of the majestic an<l imposing in Nature; the beautiful and inspiring in art; the grandly scenic, cventfully historic and strikingly descrip tive; including impressive scenes, heroic events and famous aehiexe nients which mark human progress and distinguish the nations of the earth. It also contains photographs of The World s Most Famous People. Kings, Queens, Statesmen, Heroes, Actors, and distinguished men and women in all the ranks of life. 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