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THE RED CLOUD' CHIEF.
A. C. HOSUEB. Publisher.
THE MODEL YOUNG MAN.
jt omini'h fi,ncCTO Jon? man:
co.u lcancc c,e,ir youu man;
A lover or truth, "".
A rare Kf:m forsooth.
And a vorthy-oMnm younjr man.
A lni'lcnt, dUcrtof younjr man;
A. tidy ami neat youn- man; '
Is ushuinctl to h, jjfjyj,
In apparel unc'ean.
Jlntl uheir-rujiicclhw younjr man.
Aur nn crcr-r..tna:iUc young nmn;
, ho nJiiljferlublowi.
-And a ljcljwr-or-j-eir youtij,' man.
A piactjcal. plain younjr man;
Jvo-use-lor-u eaneyouiijr man:
No MUy "ha. ha." '
Nor aliiiKcr .r ...
But a shrewd, common-sense, younjr
A truly nmhitlou young man;
-o immoral or v.eiou,youiur man:
Not u reader or tivvtli.
Neither !:mtv no'r rash.
Hut a calm, considerate younjr man.
-An affable, kind younjr man;
-A noble, roll ned you in; man;
A linn. Ho:id7ovi.
Tuat,means "1 will trv"
.A never-v.-IUfa I younjr man.
Ahv;iysround-n-hls place younjr man:
ever-let--at-th"-r.ie yotiuj; man:
No haujrhtv. vam ionic,
liutuiovcr of books.
-Jinn a tiioutrlitrul and htudlous
.over-iijj.tlie-"wo"l" youn? man;
A Good Templar indeed yimug man;
A sure to-s iy-"no"
"To p.ucu-of evil young man.
'An obliirlnir, polite young man:
And a lceen-MMie-or-right young man;
A qu el. 1 Irttiri!.
A K:iiil-and pure.
An nivvu.v respected young man.
A xuro-to-sucr',cd young man.
.And 1 a.jiist-what we-need young man;
is never proline.
Nor loo tries ly of gain.
Vet a Irtigal. industrious young man.
. A lias a-gofxl-nnmo .voung man:
A five-irom-all bl one young man;
Ik mueli in 1 -in md
All o-r the land.
Hut a raroly-to-l-c round j'oung man.
An IionoMlr-wnolng young man;
And ameaii-u'init he'.H-doiug young man;
Is fall li S'u I and I rue
All's! ur;t so lew
Shoiiid be louud liko this model young
-T. o. CliMi'dm. In ItmhrtUr. Ontrtrr-Juunial.
THE C03IP0TE OF APPLES.
Kinjj Taught by His Quoon Hov
to Form a Good Cabinot.
Tlii!r ww one :i Kin, lint I tlo not
;now of wJi.nt, for history U always .so
timsomo about ijuestions and answers
that I have never dared to inquire. The
only thin;: that I do know is that he
-was called IVrico, and that he h:i I
in aire I a eerl tin Mari-C,isi:i:ia, and
:tlso that he passed his life thinking how
lie could form a ood Cabinet of oJlicers,
and savin jr. vh-ii every onu turned out
Avor.se than the lust: It is enou:h to
make my nostj swollen!'
MMri-t'nslana, Vvj Queen, was r
Jainniis cook and hnked upon 'olities
with :ndS.Tern e. In those days there
were none of those intimate rehtt'ons
lK'tween politics ami tl-nin, for, like
-l!ier barbarians, the p-ople had never
thought of a verv simple thin": to
Ufy th heart it is enough to fortify
omach. its neighbor, and hail a
is enough to kindle a patriotic
Uis wife's indiflerenee to polities
-troubled King Perieo greatly, and such
discussions as the.se were quite common
between their Majesties:
I)o you know, wife. I think I see
Ji6w we caa vary our courso "'
"Hut it is varied every day."
"You are mistaken; it has never been
"Was there over such a forgetful
man! Anybody would think I never
took any pains not to have the same
course at table two daws in succes
sion!" "Hut. wife, it was of other courses I
"was speaking "
"Why, how am T to got you others
-when everything in the market is as
high as the clouds, and I do not know
how 1 am to l:vy hold of a thing."
"How you run on! With your absurd
fancy for co.de ng you mix tip things in
"Xo, 1 don't. There is no fault to be
found in the things I mix. No King, be
he King of what he may, ever eat a bet
ter mixed salad than ttiat you have just
"Woman, listen to me and do not
"Do you presume to say that there
was anything scorched on the breakfat
table this morning?"
"I have nor sad anything of the
kind. But I will say this: that there is
no talking any sense with you. anil I
shall leave you before my noso be
-And the squabble ended by tho Kings
oing to his private room to bury him
self in political affairs, while the Queen
hurried to the kitchen to see if the soup
These altercations afforded King
Tcrico some very lively moments. He
-was feeling of his nose one morning and
iindingit, as he thought, a little swollen,
lie made up his mind to forbid the
Queen formally from entering tho
kitchen: but an nuexjweted ovent
changed the appearance of affairs and
subsequently proved that he had been
-mistaken in his symptoms.
As the King rarely left tho palace and
is the Queen went out to market every
morning, all petitions addressed to their
.Majesties naturally fell into the hands
of the Queen. One morning, while she
was at the fish-market cheapening the
price of a codfish, a ragged lad ap
proached her and respectfully handed
her a petition and immediately ran
The paper contained these worJs:
Your Highness The exponent is a
faithful subject to your Majesty, and as
a proof of it, now out of otlice for your
Majesty's perfidious advisers have
cleared him out to put in a donkey out
of one of their own families. So after
that he thinks it his duty to let your
& . 1 . 1 .
.Majesty kuow inai your .iia.csiys
treacherous Ministers are preparing a
pie as a present: and tie says no
vfor he who has a. good unuer-
fflttat impudence! what audacitv!
whatlniQwlty!" exclaimed Queen Man
Castjiaangrily. tin reMlim it. "To
thinks UMK'.hould be any one iu the
palaccwiMdMUid attempt to mske a
pie, when'ttaii y specialty; Umt any
BehoaU flttMMrt to make ntrv af
ter the receipt of my most noble lorv.
aw r - 1 T " - (
nr of it direct)
JI mm ina
JMK hang thfsc
rcadtic. wo :
ToricD!" she called out to her hus
band, "rca-J, read this pajier and me
whatj-our pcrfidJotw advisers are plan
ning. Hang them instantly: have no
mercy, or else 1 will put corrosive sub
limate in your soup instead of salt.'
King l'erico had his Ktispicions that
the pio mentioned in tho paper would
bo io easy of digestion than the
Queen's, and began investigations with
that prudence and sagacity which aP
fairs of state require. The result proved
that the object of his Ministers was
nothing less than his destruction.
The traitors were arrested and sen
tenced to death.
Finding no mercy in the King, whoe
nose was for the first time in his life
ically swollen, the conspirators sought
the Queen. On learning thatthev were
guiltless of trying to rival her in what
she tl:u witn .-ueli perfection, she inter
ceded for them so efficaciously with
her august spouse that his anger was
'Well," said the King to his wife,
'since you have given them your word,
I grant them their lives and am content
with omishing them. I must confess
that to you alone belongs tho art of
The Queen was so inspired upon
hearing th"s eulogy that from that day
may lie dated the" delicious of the vol-au-vent.
'Jnt think," siid King Perieo to
h'niself, "from what a deucj of a ca
tastrophe my wife's taste for cooking
has saved me. But for that she would
have wrapped the codfish up in the pe
tition, and I should never have known
what these sharpers were about. It
mu-t be granted that Providence does
not act' bliirlly. Our august spouse
most be permitted to exercise the Ulcnt
(Jod has given her. But how. by the
mas?, am I to free myself from the
crowd of rogues around me, The bad
corrupt the good, and the corruption
seems to bu spreading at such 11 rato
that in a few years I do not sec how
there can be an honed, public servant.
I am to blame for being such a coward.
But mercy! my nose is swollen to-day H
111 good earnest:
The King's disgust at the corruption
of his o'ficers went on increasing, md
in tin same ratio increased the Queen's
affection, for tho culinary art.
Now and then the King wished this
love of cooking at the deuce, but as a
rule he did not object, and sometimes
even praised it, remembering the pie
and thinking that Heaven probably
know what it was about in giving such a
talent to the Que.n.
News reached tile court one day that
the King of Jaitja, an ally and relative
of Perieo. was about to nav him a visit.
Tin: joy of Queen Mari-Castana was
unbound-d at tho opportunity to dis
plav her culinary talents to advantage.
" hatever the; may sa, it is we
who are to entertain the King of Jau'a,
where they eat and drink and never
work." exclaimed the Quoon, jumping
for J03, like a child. "uc!i a juuc
as he ni'ist be is just what I iied. to be
appreciateil, for my mer.t is not under
stood by common "palates liko my ali
gn. I spouse's. I must find out what
are his .Majesty's favorite dishes, oven
if it co.;ts me time and money."
And tho '.'ueen. in fact, scn her own
confident'' a;tend:int, Gac'iano, to
Jau'a on this important mission; but
day after day went by, no.Gachano re
turne 1 although summoned. Another
aMeiidaut w:us sent, and at last, a third,
but all reman d in the same extraor
d nary manner.
Then there was nothing for it but to
toll the King and see if he could explain
"What des it mean?" said ihn King.
" It "means that in Jauja tliey eat and
dr'nk ami never work."
" But thesa scunps ought to remem
ber that I am their Queen."
"All they remcmh"red was that the
stomach .s queen of all.'
" I hojie it will be their ruin."
" Now, my dear, don't be excited. I
will give private instruction to my plen
ipotentiary in Jauja so that he will send
m full information as t the dishes
wh'ch mv augut ally prefers."
K;ng Perieo was as good as his word,
and a few days later received a dispatch
aunounc'ng that tho favorite dish of
his Jaujian Majesty was a compote of
Now apples were very rare in King
Perico's dominions. But a b.isketful
was finally obtained, and tho Queen
locked them up carefully down c dlar.
out of the way of their greatest enemies,
Tho King of Jauja at last arrived, and
was received with due ringing of lells,
illuminations, bull-tights and kissing of
And apropos of hand kissing, it may
here be remarked that the courtiers
shoved each other aside to kiss the
Queen's hand, and then would lick their
lips, so often had she a hand in some
dainty dish or other.
The eve of the great banquet to Ik;
given to his Jaujian Majesty, the King
was in his study pondering over two
things first, how to form a good Cab
inet, and second, how to conclude with
the King of Jauja a treaty for the ex
tradition of criminals, in which it was
to lie stipulated, to avo'd trouble at
home, that the criminal arrested
shou'd lie hung and all.
While he wa deep in these we'ghty
considerations, who should appear but
the Queen, en ing like a calf aud tear
ing her hair out by handfuls.
Oh! Porico of my soul, we are lost"
"Well, what is tko matter now?"
0! Such a m sfortune."
"Two hundred thousand demons!
Tell me before I go rand!"
"My apples! I found thcmallrotten!"
"Pretty thing to cime to me about!
Throw them to the p'gs."
"How w.cked to sa such a thing."
"Woman, do not "enrage me or my
nose will swell "
And to saying, the King opened the
door for the Queen, who went out cry
iug ineonsolably. for her hope of glory
had depended upon tho compote ofap"
plcs. King Perec- was so much occup'ed
with grave aff.rrs of state that ho never
once thought ;f his w.fe's disappo nt
meut, and the nevt day at d.nne'r time
wn surprised to sec her appear perfect
ly "sarene. or rather, I may say, gay and
The groat banquet was begua.
Tho King of Jauja's eves spark'cd
with joy at the s'ght'of the first disa.
"I am afra d your Ma-esty will haw
little appetite lor our dishes after those
of Jauja," said Kin-; Pcrco. "since in
M)int of good eating Jauja bears away
"Your Majesty is in error. In Jauja
W2 suffer torments when we cat."'
"But man alive, don't they say that
ever body eats and drinks anY nobody
'"Then I don't undcrst-md
Jlcavcas! How dull your Maiestv is!
As nobody works in Jauja. every thing
has to be eaten" withont cookinjr-'
Ofc, I Bee. "Your Ma'cstv m right
it 1T natirmwl In mnn kVur a lm.a
; t5fa I ae. been .revolrias a fdaa ft
jjMgr ttep.V aaolkkiajc all work la aiy doaaauas, j
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CrtJi-if'.J-JMTMH'?Ofe '?-jfr 5'?--zsd f"wiv "i,i?A
I see now, if I would suppress wore,
everything would be on its back."
"Just as it is iu Jauja."
"You surprise me! But jrhy do yoa
not labor to restore it there?
"Because I do not work, nobod)
"Apropos of projects aud works of
State, 1 wish your Majesty would unite
with mo in a. treaty for the extradition
"I do not find it inconvenient Will
your Majesty mention the terms of the
The one I lay the most upon is tha
any of my subjects arrested shall be ex
ecuted and all."
That can not be, my friend."
."And why not?"
"Why. we do not work in Jauja.
"Butthat would only be play."
While this and similar conversation
went on, the King of Jauja cat like a
cormorant, while the Queen swelled
with pride, and was wild to say that sha
was tue author of the dainties which his
Majesty found so much to his liking, but
she restrained herself uut.l there snould
be a lilting opportunity to drop her in
cognito. This opportunity was afforded by tha
appearance at a table of a magnificent
compote of apples, which brought from
King Pericoja cry of astonishment, and
from the King of" Jauja a cry of greedi
ness. And opening and shutting his eyes,
the King of Jauja devoured a plateful
of the compote and prepared to devour
"It would seem," said the -Queen,
"that the compute does not displease
"How could it displease me, Scnora?
It is enough to make one oat one's fin
gers! I never eat anvthing so delicious J
in my life. Is it the thing to ask if we
mav know the maker, the author'"
"The author," said the Queen, faint
with emotion. ' is your Majesty's hum
ble servant "
"Bravo! bravo!' cried, the King of
Jauja, with his mouth full. "How the
deuce did jour Majesty ever succeed in
mak'ng anv thing so delicious?"
"1 will give your majesty the receipc,
so that your august spouse "
"Do not take the trouble. our Maj
esty; nobody works in Jauja." inter
rupted tho guest, helping himself to a
th:rd platefel of the compote, aud un
buttoning his waistcoat for greater
The banquet ended gaily, and whilst
the" King of Jauja withdrew to his
apartment to rest, the Queen withdrew
to hers with pride beyond that of a
The. King of Jauja took his lavo the
following morning, after kissing the
Queen's hand and licking his lips ovr
it l.ke everybody else, and requesting
refreshments 011 his imirnev vhat
rem dned of the compote of flinles.
But look here," aid King Perieo to
h;s wife, "how couhl you succeed in
making that compote after what you
"Well, you know, of course, howcvei
ro't'ii a bushel of applet may be, there
are always some that have part sound
wh'ch is ve y excellent, as it must noc-essa-dy
be to remain sound in the midst
of general eorrup.ion. So I cut j: all
these sound piecs with the greatest
rare and used them to make the de
licious compote which has ga'ned such
a brilliant triumph for me.
"And what d.j you do with tho d
"I throw them all out at ono a re
fuse." "Well! at last I see my way elenr
aid I am going to try If X arnaLs jjood
a hand atniv work as you at'li com
pote." Tho following day King Perieo ap
pear d with his nose swelled liko a
tomato, and going among his s-ib ccts
separate 1 the few sound ones from the
many corrupt ones aud made wth thj
sound a mo excellent compote of
Ministers. Generals, Secretaries and
Judges, etc, and tkrow out the others
I beg ail the leading papers to reprint
this .tjry at every Ministerial crisis, and
above all I would request our mighty
rulers to take tho greatest care in mik
ing the compote and be sure and not
put tho rotten bits in the compo'e no
throw out as refuse the sound pieecs.
Translated from the Spanish for the
How ientlemeir. (Jirmrnti Are t Br
Worn Till Seiaon.
Mareh marks the transition pcriou
lK'tween winter and spring styles. It
is the period when everybody is anxious
to be rid of their winter apparel, and
just a trillo too soon to put on the
raiment of spring. It is a period ol
comparative inactivity in tailors' shop,
and to the ready-made clothiers it
brings no boon of contentment It is
the dark hour before tho dawn the
li:irbing-;r of better
things to come for
those engaged in th
in the sale of
men's dress jrood
While few of the leading shops and
stores have put in their full line of
spring good, still sufficient is known to
pretty accurately forecast the styles to
bo worn during the coining spring. The
proper thing in colors will be checks,
plaids and grays.
Nothing has yet appeared to usurp
the place of the jiopular cutaways, and
that style of garment will be as fashion
able as ever. As t tho number of but
tons tastes differ, but indicat ons point
to the thrccibuttoned coat as the one
wirch will bo in greatest demand. The
Norfolk jacket, with plait and belt and
double-stitclK'd edges, will be aain in
favor. They will be worn largely at tho
seashore. Tin Norfolk is a very com
fortable garment, and were it not for
the suspicion that it is in some wav as
sH:iatcd with dudes it would be more
generally worn. The sck will bo in
reat demand as a business coat, and
loud colors w.ll predominate in its
Trousers will be raador. little wider in
the legs thau last year. bnt. with this ex
ception, they will" not ma erially differ
from last year. .
The notched collai vest will be almost
In the matter of spring overcoats the
Cl.ere.rfield will have the call. It is a
fly-front sack.. reaching almost to the
knee, and will cot be made to fit so
snugly as last year.
In hats, the round-top Derby, with
curving brim, will be- all the rage. The
colors willbo black and broirji. The
cloth hat made of plaid stuffs, nov
worn so much, is growing unfashiona
ble and will soon, lie relegated to the
From 30 to 860. according to the
texture of the goods, is the anm re
quired to fix a fellow out ia proper
shape. iw:w Glebe "
Feather Cake: Two cap f foar.
one cup of ails;, xhm cjr. ae enp of
sagar, half a enp of hotter, half a tea-
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Th Rothschilds never employ a
man who has "the reputation for ill
luck. During the reign of King James L
not one Englishman in a thousand wore
performed UM bapti-ms'and nine ma- other, and at any of the r gathering
ria"es on one Sunday. tnrc re alwavs many pranks played.
-After a riot which aro;e out of re- n J" jwr.pusconsequcnce. Somo
ligious disputes at Winnebah. on the I l-?w whn bands are talking a mis
west coast of Afrca, it wai found that i chief-maker will saunter up. slap one
three natives had been killed and cut .f..th';m n the hoWer and cry out
to nieces, their remains being lire pared
tor cooking in a g gantic p;e.
A Belgian cd:tor reccntlv insulted
. . - 1 - .
a rival editor in the morning, fought a
duel and killed him in the" afternoon.
and came out at seven p. m. w.th a
special ed.tion describing the encoun-
. it. , 1 . 1 1.
-An orderhasU'en issued to the di -
reetors of the theatres in Germany
from the I ourt forbidd ng them to pro-
ame any piays in which ancestors or
collateral relatives of tho Prussian roy
al family are represented, without spe
The Bank of France is said to pos
sess an ingeniously arranged photo
graphic studio concealed in a gallery
behind its cashier, so that at a Mgnal
the portrait of a susjieeted customer
may lie instantly taken without his
Miniature sedan chairs, filled with
real llowers, are tho favorite decora
... . . . .
tions for Par.s dinner-tables this
spring. They are strictly copied from
the antique chaise-il-jiortcurs, and the
most chic are covered with dark blue
velvet, ornamented in one corner by
three gold jUurs-de-lys.
M. Pasteur recently recommended
a member of the AcadenfedesSc euces
to experiment with young animals in
order to ascertain if "they can be nour
ished upon the .absolutely pure foo I
which many people regard as an ideal
d.et that is, a lood wholly free from
m crobes. He believed that such a diet
would nb. sustain bfe. and that tho
presence of common microbes iu the
digestive organs was necessary to the
proper functional action of those or
gans. One of tho most important innova-
lions durin.rtbe vi iris ibe new m.-thml
t..at has been adopted in Vienna of col-' lcn-- wonl ili- woul' including mto
lecting aud removing town refuse. In at,0,n j11 Xosiiire. on bo ng suddenly
place of doing this in open "carts as startled by the one raying it. In the
heretofore each household is supplied '' U)Wn of C'ardiou I saw a jumnei
with a barrel with a elose-litt.iig 1 d. who Wsw tvs,!,.v :v remarkable check-i
When this is filled, the lid is wclf fast- playw. A traveling man of con Jd
eiied on. the barrel placed on the cart ' nlle reputation in that line was
and removed to lb., nlaee niinn'iitfd. I".v.-"!r w.th h. in. and the game had
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wiiiiout tiio pos o.nty ot anv liou c
hold dust aud filth, impregnated with
disease-germs, being blown about, and
possibly disseminating disease along
the line of rou 0.
The London 7Ymcs prints a letter
from Sir Kdmimd Beckett on the sub
ject of twenty-four o'clock. Tho horal
nomenclature adopted by astronomers
is, no doubt, he .ays. suitable for the r
purposes; but it would be most iticou
ven out for use iu ord nary 1 fe. and no
notice ought to bo taken of it by ordi
nary people. The fatal objection is
that the numun eye, which can tell
twelve marks made round a circular
space ono from tho other at a glance,
w.thdut reading or counting them, can
not do so with tweitty-four marks, and
that in looking at a clock of which tho
short hand went round only once in the
twenty-four hour., it would be neces
sary to find out at what figures the
hands stood either by reading the
figures or by count. ng from the nearest
multiple ot six.
THE JUMPING 'FRENCHMEN.
Peculiar lira of a Womterrul I'eopie In the
State of Maine.
Probably every drummer of six
months' expcncncc on the road has
seen or heard of the little travel-worn
man who has been sell ng trusses for
nearly aicoro of years. His territory
is the United States, and there is hard
ly a town of 1,000 inhab.tants or over in
the country that he has not visited
aga n and airam. On his return to
New York a few das ago a reporter
called on him to get tho story of some
of h s experiences. I have just come
from a part of the country that I had
never before seen," he aid, "and I
have now something to talk about that
I had always beloved was the rutin ng
down story of a wound-up drummer.
1 have olton seen Shakers and (Quakers,
Dunkeis and Monuo is. Creoles and
Oneida people, poor wh.tes and clay
eaters, the funny Dutch of parts of
Pennsylvania, and many other sects or
classes that differ from the o.dinary
run of mankind; but as a genuine curi
osity of human nature there is noth ng
to equal the jumping Frenchmen of the
Aroostook in tho northwestern corner
of Maine. 1 first heard of these people
from a traveling man who years ago
wason.the same, route 1 have ju-t been
over, lie was driving along one day
with a fr.end, followed by two French
men in the rude kind of cutter common
to that region. Cominir to a little
ihank-you-ma'am.' or rut in tho road,
which lie had not noticed, he was sud
denly p tched out of tlrj sleigh head
foicmost into the de'p snow, lie
jumped up laughing, but was aston
ished to see one of the Frenchmen
p tch out of the cutter in precisely the
same way and jump up laughing, as he
had done. It was a plain case of mim
.cry, and he was more puzded than
ever when the Frenchmen rode by with
scowls on the.r faces. This was a com
mon kind of incident In the life of the
Frenciauan. and he could not have re
strained himse f had h-s life depended
upon his not fo.lowmg exactly tho ac-
t.on of my surprised iriend.
-The Aroostook County and
iaccnt parts of Canada have a pontila- '
tion made up largely ox rxvnenmen.
-. . . .. .. . 1
ftnil nlwint nn in iverr tour is
tator. or itimoer as he is irenerallv
called. It is believed that there is no 'den imbecbty and was lesl off. an idiot,
such jieculiar ty known in any other The larger proportion of insaae women
part of the world, and no one "has yet ' in our asylums are the wives of poor
given a satisfactory explanation of the farmers. whoe steady labor ha no re
queer cond.tion ni lhe nerves of the.-c lief by amusement or reading,
people; for it is undoubtedly a nervous " There are many such monotonous
affection. I aw and' heard of many en-. pnrsuits among Aroencan iadastrs
rious antics of jump-cg Frenchmen- A IJut all danger can be ave tel by gtx-
larire nnmber of tho
m the .
great lumber distracts of No.thrn
Maine are Canadian Frenchmen or halt-
breeds, and a good proiort:on of tucse
ita ie several 01 ineio-
eers were at supper
seatcd around a
long table the opportunity was taken
advantage of to show theTr peculiarity.
Thev:s tors slipped iato the room qaTet
ly and one of them pointed his fore
finger to a spot on 'the ceiling a:d
hoarsely wklsaered ,Sh-h-k' so it could
be hettrd by alL la as lastaat aearly
every Frcnchmaa dropped his hade.
lumped to ais feat ana ia exactly the
one attitude potated t the spot oaj al years ago. ?ar tke Uaoa Bridge
the ceilujg aad ened tsh-h-h.' Ja 4hej(Md.) ra.-acciaWallTtarewahijr1i-
mystenoi way. The
sight of all
.of cnr.m af tar- .'T-r . ' j f iVtti liani aa Ca.iur.Jz meat ami lawhr. aat vmsi mmd. snssv u , &. m ssamaa aam: .V
.b h . i bm.. bi. .i .. w..ma . . m mm m rm. .a .. . .cBan k .. m . mr h. m m -. . rr m r . r.
moment and the Frenchmen sat dows
aga n. fjlanng at tho intruders for i
terruptmg their meaL This is only
one of a'thoiuand funny things that
might be told of ;hee midc jampcrs.
As a general thing the jumper takes
the joke pleasantly; but it sometime
makes him i.urlv and quarrelsome
Jumping Frenchmen love to tcxMi each
'" nun. or iomeuiing ox me kibu.
and leave the fnends to settle the mat-
; V:v' '"rTr,a? H,wm", lw LCL,
i... t !.,-..-. I . I ,-
1 I'oihIU- thf iiitnTu.prktuv tin. rnnimTliI
, 7, -. ., l , " r , r - Z Z
J? lfhe Ie cr , anU ,ftfr:ke OUi lnAT
I ft1 w"u.,d do credit to a pnw fiAter.
: If .h s. ned1 Sf" knocked down it Is
J nobody s fault but the one who started
the mischief, for the poor Frenchman
,cou(1 not he, ,ioing as he was told.
j lle wouW hi ,ih Mother or atoae
WalI . !iooa M U wouIJ ao anvthi.1E.
else. More often, however, the effect
of start!. ng a jumping Frenchman i
com caL but harmless. Wnen ae gfcU
a sudden start the impulse is to leap
into the air. He then utters a low. u-ino-tt
plaintive cry, throws his hands up
and make a bound that is sometime
worthy of record as a high jump. No
particular Tiarm is done, but the jumper
is left pale and tretnbl ng for a few mo
ments and then forgets all about it and
. is readv to be iumoed ap-aln and nirain
.-: o '.. n
for the most trivial reasons. Of course.
if he is on his gmml ho is no more sus
ceptible to jumping than other people.
"The women are. little if any less
likely to bo jumjied than the men. To
see a small, dumpy Frenchwoman try
ing to get into the air would niake'a
high'bt.anch Judge laugh. They are al
most, useless as r-crvauts. A dish of hot
soup would be thrown anvwhere, even
on the traditional bald head, on the
slightest provocation. The general
tendency of those affected, as I havo
said, is to jump; but there are almost
at many peculiarities as there are peo
ple. A Mieee w;ll startle one into a
violent fit ot Micc.ing and nillliug. A
jumping Frenchman who could
not sptak a word ot any lan
guage but his own (a kind
of patois, by the way) has lieen known
' to repeat a .single-breath hnglish sen-
- - - .
1 ..b. liH.iiilil ti 0 .-kt aa v aslal
I been brought
. IX'iitt. ilk riiiv.ii ii
1 s ngle move
gave it to the
frenchman. His opponent.
' tnal lie would lie ucaieti, uuoreii a
sudden cry of alarm, which produced
tho desired effect, for tho Frenchman
turned pale aud nstantly threw board
ami piece acro-s the room. It is ac
tually dangerous at fines to be anions
Fronl'liinou. for they are not responsi
ble for what they do, and the'.r freaks
are likely to be as harmful as they
are hid crous
"I was unable to learn anything
about the history of these queer people,
but have no doubt some of the physi
cians of Houltou. Caribou or Fort Fair
field could tell something aiout the
nature of their affection. Tho climate,
and their rude, dirty ways have been
suggested, and somo say intermarriage
has had something to do with the
' T:tter. Others believe that the pecul
iarity is an inheritance which has tieen
developcrl without check until it has
become general. At any rate, thu
Aroostook and tho near-by part of tho
provinces is probably the homo of tho
jumping Frcnchmau. Upper Maine is
a tough place for a traveling man in
winter, but it is the mo-t interesting
part of the country so far as human
curiosities are concerned that I know
of, and I am supposed to know pretty
much the whole of it. Many New
Yorkers are beginning to appreciate
the advantages of the Aroostook as a
summer resort, and it is probable that
when the hotels and boarding-houses
commence to send out circulars of in
formal on, clref among the novelties
mentioned will be the Singular pe
culiarities of these singular people.
Ar. Y. World. '
Certain Catiinea Trnillns to Indue
nnnltjr and 1'reniature Death.
A sorrowful story comes to us from
Virginia, showing how the routine
work of certain occupations takes pos
session of a man. so to speak, until
even death itself appears an irrelevant
Cummins, a telegraph operator in an
inland town, was receiving the usual
Associated Press dispatches from Rich
mond, when he wired: "Slower. Have
been spitting blood. Take it cay."
The Richmond operator paused a
few moments. The tick began again,
but from a new hand.
"Cummins just dead. I take his
place. Goon from 'address.""
Annllini tnirrinh iituirnlnr in 1?n
irland. named Monro, was struck with
death whde at the w;rc. He signaled:
Send substitute. I am going." When
he was found, his hand was still on the
An Edinburgh nied cal journal calls
attention to the large number of tele
graph operators who become insane,
and attributes the disease in the brain
to the effort to read by sound for long
periods. Proof-reading, letter sorters
! in post-offices; and the signalers of
trams are all frt-qucnt vict ms to th-i
insanity produced by the monotonous.
' constant use of one function of the
Actors of a single part come under
the same cateirory.
aian who nai piayea
over three hundred mgnu ucccsiTeJy
was struck while on the stase bv d-
ins to tne ora.n reiavaion ana cnange
of thonght. J outh's Companion.
what strange creatures we are. to
" " - .. vr- ..-.wi.w-. ,Mfc. m-
rors of the .ea. and snijw again iTe he
has been ashore a moata; the coavict
is almost certain to retora to the pris
on from which he was release! but a
short tme back, aad the widow will
marry the second tiaus if she gets the
chaace. aad she asaally gets the
"A gcatkaiaa from this alaec sev
ly-priaad piece ofmoaeyiato the saoat-
tag o oae ac oar a-gaei nm.
Job S3: 10.
Ve. nelmywTth"ChaBrtc lor
ff jun the war, wbcre cr we tvrc:
iwn Ibc iwth look drk til drerj,
Adu our Ultcriiur ft jrruw weary.
MklnJaht turc9 to br-t niiJ-ilr
M this (UJ t&oaxat: He know Umt way.
To. He knoweth-frowiis tbdarrt? '
Orcrnanrs tb xaountaJn vtrp?
Lootni tb Vale where rloorajr atuwlow
SJowljr o'er the lnm crreZ
FUJI. Bsar trenbliBC. white lip tj:
Take courajrr, kemrt. He kaow tkc way.
When the inner ukr 1 ckude4.
A IuM wbUrcr in FvJUl'fi r:
When Hope unsllcs. tiut. lookiajf Uowawari,
ick to hliie tbe fitHin ter:
He brave am! trut. we bear On tmy:
Proves not the pl He knows ike wa
When no finjrcl o'er Itethel
Wave bt5 notr-whlte. heaifnr wIbx;
wbeo Use mju! in ackclotn aituntr.
Sour or prale forjreU to itig:
ThU ktronir Uff tili haii t our tay:
Tbouxb we know not. He know the war.
Aunu x AnQr, i V 1.
A Exemplified la tha Life af Taal-It la
Oeatla. Meek mml Lowljr. CfcaritaMe,
ratlaat aad Leag-Siiaeriac CMaerva-
Ilishop Taylor aaid, nearly a century
ago: "This is Christian zeal, the zeal of
meekness, the zeal of charity, tho zeal
of patience." These are golden words
Even now, with all our talk about
Christian union and brotherly love,
there are Jehus who drive furiously,
and cry as they drive: Come with me
and set: ray zeal for the Lord." Such
zeal is not the clear flame of holy lore
that goes Heavenward iu its brightness.
It is smoky with earth damp and Its
light is Iui id and fitful. There maybe
good iu it, but it is so mixed with evil
that it neither blesses men or
Pefore his conversion Saul of Tarsus
was zealous towards God,' and he
manifested his zeal by persecuting into
death. (Acts xxii. :M.) After his con
version ho wan more zealous still, but
how diilcreiit his spirit towards lhoo
who differed from him! Then ho cried:
I could wish that myself wro ac
cursed from Christ fir my brethren, my
kim men according to the llesh." Then,
thoiigh he was more abundant in labors
and in sullerings for the GosjmiI than
any of his contemporaries, he was the
me .kest of them all. He said that he
wsu the least of a'l sa nts- that he was
not worthy to Ik called an ajws Ie. and
that when he gloried it was only in his
infirmities, ( Cor xii. .'.) and Paul's
teachings in regard to zeal cirresjond
witn his example. Ho writes to the
('nlitiaiii- "It is good to be zealously
affected always iu a go.d thing." He
behoved iu earnestness enthusiasm.'
If the Gospel is God's most glor on
revelation of Himself, and His Kt Ah
, to men. itsho'dd ma be received coldh
j Put with heart aglow -it hottId not be
; proclaimed with frigid formahtv, but
with naming zeal. On the day of rente
coit the tongue-j like as of fife sat upon
each of the diMji pies. This symbdied
the spirit in wheh they were to lalxir.
Tl.5 world has uevuf witnessed .such
zeal as that of the primitive church. It
iiih.ii1m.ts. few and feeble, went every
whri' preaching the Word. They ran
to 411 fro a with Ihun.ng torched, and
kindled a blaze that has burned on to
thu Jay, and is spreading around the
There K then, no Incongruity, in tin
union of thee two word. Christiani
ty" and V.eal." They belong together..
The sun that lights the world warm It'
too, aud quickens to life all the gerawi
in Hi soil. When you have 1 ght that
neither warm nor vivifies, you kaow
that it docs not come fresh from the
sun. but is rcllected from the meoa.
liter beams are pale and cold. They
delight a dreamy sent.mentn'ism. Ivit
tlo not wake men up to earnest toil.
Chrint is the Sun of Highteousnes. Ho
proclaimed Himself the light of the
world. I'.ut when His Inram of truth
and love fall on a human soul, they do
not play on it like moonshine. They
penetrate, thev warm, thev kindle life.
arouse the holiet emotions and
co threat was the power of
the Gospel upon the heart of raid that
he claimed to havo been crucified w.th
Chr'st. and to live a new lite of which
Christ Hinielf was the source and cen
ter. And we learn from this apottb
not only that zeal is a normal outgrowth
of Christianity, but that it is connected
with and nourished by intdligence. IK
finds the fatal defect ot the zeal of
tne Jews in the fact that tt
"not according to knowhtlge." (Ifuim.
x. 2). It was the zeal of ignorance, of
prejudice and of passion. I fence, it wa
not only impure and unholy, but bitter
and re!entIe-. True zeal li kindled by
tho study of truth. The more fully we
comprehend the great facta in the Com
pel, the more will our heart burn with
in us. There w no sadder error than
that which relegates Christian zeal to
the igrorant. and claims that cultivated
piety must eschew it as vulgar aad de
grading. It wai not so that Paul ami
Luther and Knox and Duff learned
We learn from Paul's letter to Titus
that zeal is to lie manifested not by
flaming words but by good works. The
peculiarity of Christian is that tber
are "zealou of good works" (Titaa iL
li). What zeal there is in the acholar
ly piety of our day is largely expended
in logomachy the war of word. It is
zeal for orttudoxy; meaning thereby,
our doxy,' rather than earnest rivalry
in Chriit.an enterprise and effort.
There arc learned men aot a few who
will fight harder against a theological
critic than they will fiht against Satan
to ave a souL It U time to apply to
all crecLs the Saviour's tl: "i'c Jhall
know them by their fruitt" If man
promulgates a new doctrine or aew
interpretation, wc should tell him to try
it in evangelistic work. If by preach
ing it he can do mora good than we
can by prcachiBg the oW. we will taea
examine his claims, bat not before.
Panl t?ache3 m again that Camttaa
zeal is intimately counected with jcod
ly sorrow, humilfty aad a vehement de
?i Utr personal holia-s4. Kead 2
Cor. viL 10. II. How difereac the
picture, then, from that of the acalot
with whom wc are all familiar tie
man whose every look aad tone tells of
prid. conceit aad isrlf-rij5hteeaes.
We have another of the apostle les
sons in 1 Cor. xir. V2z "As ye are aJ-
x ap.nHu gnu. seeic taax ye mar
w w u eauiymg of iae
What the spiritual gift are
from OaL r. 22. Thev are -lo,
peace, joy. loejT saferm. getleawi.
ooaeeas. ixita, meae.
." To excel hi these is
amattioa; aad he was w
to covet thrm earaaslly wiB pat fal
eouy in caarea msaaaa af
aad irrhllag k.
sjca.taa. m Carismaa aaaL it
and ot ptlaket mA U(iVtMH
It b mmmnwHr mwI m 4mtrmm
2t Hrirr ifieethr lo MM
chHTch In all varkxi- WMImv
not to draw Material fTMl t ottwra i
- , i .
it rcrwrrs m mr
however widely it mav difer from
This is the seal that the cassre
Zealots akouad; faaatka with
torches are ruaning to aad fro; UK
are tryiaj; to huia up ear homta rather
than the rubbish heaps of error aad tae
citadcit of sia. Tiicv contcad raraetl
ly for their owaoplaloas and ascthosW
instead of contending humbly aad lev
inglv for the truth as it is ia l7ctt.
hat we nerd to both pi(ckea aast
purify our zral is faith. If we rrtuMl v
tho power of Goe. the presence of tha
Holy Spirit with the Church oa carta,
and'the enfjiroeement of Chrit as Ha
suffering Saviour in Ilcavra, if w
bclfeve la the promises ad prophoclv
which tight Mp the luturr, w catiM
not be eMher iadiffcreat ec ImpaUrtstr,
wc would be stimulated to do what
ever ourhaad lend to do with ear
might; aad vet to wait as well as later
- to let God take His owa time and net
l:mit Him ay our klcas of prxgrsa.
The zealot who thlaks be k wier thsm
ail his lirethiaa that he even kaowa
the mind of God aad i worthy to ha
his counselor, has aot learaVd the
j alphabet of the GospeL llul thr roki
fonnalist, with his dovr-taiird crstL
rfually ignoraai in stdritua'f i.ej.
Fur above theu both, tr imt knowl
edge and ia fideli- to Chri. at
the humble, earnest Wlieier,
tried to do goed l.i hb hiwlv sphrrs,
and trust in God with child Uh Mtk.
Such was tho primitive tyn if plety
If it could be reviled la ' our day tha
milsrnium would oou bo h7. Cs
The Urllgloua Kitwrirar f isl Cfcaav.
It is rare to tind nn old man whosw
life has lieen passed iu tneHtal labor
and intellectual conflict, vrho dcs HoA
beg.n to die at the l p Lotx'l Chancel
lor Lvudhuit lived until he wxs HliiflT-
two and then died without paMda
through the dimncAs nf old ajpe.
" I tell you vhat. I.ndhnrt." aaid
Iinl Hroughnm to the (. bani.eilor. oai
dny when he was oM and fe.b!e ia
IkhIv, "I w!h 1 cot Id lUftkc an ex
change with 3 on. I would gtvn ym
proles onxi aisil t
work that ho rarelv IimI opportunity lo
meditate on religious thiul Mid tht
relations of this hfe to the fittur. But
he redeemed the time, wlu.a ph)lcei
weakness forced him inU the retire
ment of hU home. His mtitd was
tkepticnl, aud toward the religions
pie.stious of hU day it )Milhu Ut
lweti that of an iridiff'rvnt spcetator.
Hut he now lx-nt bin jHwr'ul intellert
ujMn the one ipirstnut lls l.od
vealed Himself in JeMii Chrutf He
pronched the iuetion vs h had bA
inrtl to r-enrch for tnilu hi lis hjisfalat
work. He enuiinel tl anideattf far
the inspiration of 1 iwr 1 laly ' Sertphsgm,
aud vt hen he hail a.ttisftVd hhuaelf Umt
thev contained th Wocd cf Gad. km
searched them that hmhrltt
apiirchead What Uif la
tenrch caded hy Wa a-sjrW4th
and heart aaleaw ifce'N i4a
h'k k'msl sal jreaial spirit. Ut 5zx-
experienced aa avrtb. cf cr?ii
and thoajrlrtfaT tMrrntM, nit.!sj
from the trschiu nml 1 p.rit of him
.whom he now cailei lu Isnl and King,
nd to whom he hvl glvii his irsjrt
A cataract in lxh t! ya!fHi
him with blinIne H preort fir
the ra'am'ty with cilinH. "l5 -as,
ployed much time n getting ly ltMito
the daily enlre of the lVatr Ikxik.
and Uie gn'ater pat of th I'a.'rn, )ik
morning hi rider daughtt impsH
ion suddenly rnu-ird th agt' ruaH
room. He wa aetdrsl in an rty chair,
while In-fore hliH U1 b jtimgvt
daughter, eight year old. wit an jj
prayer-Nxik in hr mnall hsud. hmr-
In her father rcjwat th? prater, and
now and Lkirn pmrnptiag im) compet
ing him. Si alxorbe I wai ln hi -ing
the prayer thu hr did not nutlc
the laily' rhtratir and wbm t
fcwnu of her pr5ne9 jauI, with a
"J like no one but my Uvla glxl w
hear me aay my 1or.
When the la.: moment ea-, his
mind was clear aud -lf-j.owd. Ilt
M-cmed to the loi ril r r.itlwrrd a
hia liclhH to r Lrltt ifc the
trmplatlon of tHi new woruj he
about to ratrr
"Are von happy?" akrd hU daafh
tcr. "Happy? Ve', happyf eime Isms
feebl; wit dUtlact anrr.
Then rooming ilnself. h addVd. m
clear, utrong votm; "Stjprrejrlr hp-
i. nu jnKsws 4j asii.
Be Tendsr and Herpfut.
Pear with each other's f twlu. Lara
oae aaotht? aad help ea iKhr. Pity
each other. Hetx each oth?rs hordraa.
We are all morlsg on a great march, a.
vatcr assrmblr thaa t mne4
through the wilkracaa of old. aad
aund' related ts Him. atad He la aa.
and we to each othrr. Wo shall there
fore look back with onajwakahle sar
row at the jars asd dtH.trd aad tha
uacharkies of t'U mortal hfc. aad far
every sweet khkdaet. for every lot-tag
hdpfalasMS. for every pi3ncB aad tme
every "self-de al or fl!-etiim v
shall Kftapthjaks to Almighty 'Gesf.
Cfxncn of OUry.
GEMS OF VmOUCMT.
-We pay mich moreslteatiaa fa a
ne passage whea it k ttotd than
whoa we read -ih o-i."ul aothor
Uaily aacht we ta
poses, aadto stir apoarselves U rrea"
cr fervor, aad to nay: "Help aw. my
God! hi this my gaed prpoe sad Ms
mux haiy semee, aad gnat that i
aow tms day aepa perkeily. i
ilea da thiar which their
womMt have dearacaCrd. sad tl
aaesat taeasselres a ifeatr tirdmi mi
sepaistry. aad talk about tha
af samsiify mat arrai
kkaasJmsr aHaraM hs
.some of my walking power, and yuu " m
.should give me miuu I vour lraiH. ff H
During hU nedve Ida he hltd lxf mt Jr H
nlHorbetVlu trufes onxl &sd t'dlticl r mB
fc '-JT r m
' TV -J T,
a .-.AA-.la. -fc.
lv aasfl irfemat.
vaaaUra awawawa. aaa ia laai gw
isBaE '"' mmVs
v iK- - X aB as
" mlmmmPmT " ml
i y ,p