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-rtorenct^ lAumor ofJ*"Jhe Mouse < [Copyright, 1895, by Kc CHAPTER IL Continued. Sometimes the shadowy something disappeared altogether for a few seconds, to re-appear stealthily creeping roucd the walls of the little room. Only one thing he could make out from the vague outline which was all he saw of 1he figure?the intruder was a woman. He heard a sound which he took to be the dropping of hi* clothes when they had heeu ransacked. Then, though he hardly 6aw it, he felt that the figure was approaching the bed. He remained motionless, imitating the breathing of sleep. He felt that a hand was upon the bolster, creeping softly toward his head. Then it was under the bolster, and. finaily, it was under his pillow. Ho held himself in readiness to seize the hand at the moment when it should find his watch and his purse. When once the stealthy fingers had touched these articles, however, they were snatched away with so much raniilitv that. Clifford had to snrinc ud and fling out his arm to catch the thievish hand. As his fingers closed upon those of the thief, however, he was struck with a sudden and awful chill on finding that the skin was smooth as satin, that the trembling fingers were slender and soft, the hand small and delicate?a hand that he knew! "Who are you? "VVho are you?" he cried hoarsely. But he got no answer but the answer of his own heart. His agitation was so great that the little hand wriggled out of his, still bearing his watch and his purse; and in another moment the door had opened and closed and he was alone. nrr a tit imv xxx. Clifford King sat up in bed when the door had closed with a flicker of dim light and a rush of cool air, shaking from head to foot with excitement and horror which made him cold and sick. Was she s thief, then, a common thief, this blue-eyed, pink-cheeked girl who had infatuated him the evening before? This Nell of the soft voice and the bright hair, to whose pretty talk he had listened with delight whom he bad been ready to worship for her gentleness, her affectionate kindness for her rough old uncle? No, It was Impossible. He bad been dreaming. He would wake presently to find that the experiences of the last few minutes had been a nightmare only. With a wt6h to this effect so strong that It was almofit a belief, he thrust his band aoder his pillow and felt about for Iris watch and his purse. But they were gone, without the posslhilitv of a. rtnuht ' He rprang out of bed, groped his way to the window and drew back the heavy curtains. The dawn was breaking, and a pale, golden light was on the sea. The rain of the night before had made the air cool and fresh, and Clifford's brain was as clear at is could be as he threw open the window and had to confess that the visit of the woman with the soft hand had been a terrible reality. He observed by the dawning light that it was nearly four o'clock. He examined his clothes, saw that they had been disarranged, and then he went to the door, turned the handle softly, and looked out. The landing was small and narrow, and two doors opened on it besides that of Clifford's room. A steep and very narrow wooden staircase led up to the top of the house, and looking up, Clifford could just discern that at the top there was one door on either side. He went back into his room, dressed himself, and sat by the open window in a state of great agitation. Far from yielding at once to the apparently inevitable conclusion, Clifford fought against it with all his might. Quickly as his passion for the girl had sprung up, it was strong enough to make him ready to accept any hypothesis, however improbable, rather than accept the evidence of his own senses when that evidence was against her. He was readv to hplfpvo th.lt- thpre xvna in the house another woman with a hand as small, as soft, as smooth-skinned as the one he had held in his hand when he bade Nell good night. And then the desperate improbability of this supposition struck him with the force of a blow. He remembered the stalwart, red-handed country wench who had been helping the landlord in the bar, and he was forced to admit that the hand which had taken his watch and purse was not hers. But mention had been made of "Old Nannie," a personage whom he had not seen, and he told himself that this might be a nickname, and that the bearer of it might prove to be young and fair enough to be the owner of the thievish fingers. Although this explanation of the theft was a very unlikely one, Clifford hugged it with desperate persistency until the dawn of another suggestion In his mind. This was a better one certainly. Was pretty Nell a somnambulist? If so, it only wanted a good, hard stretch of Clifford's imagination to picture the girl as continually haunted, both by day nnd nicrlit. with the idf>H of hplnino' and enriching her uncle, until at last her wishes ran away with her and took shape in her sleep iu actual thefts on* his behalf. Clifford bad read tales * of this sort, which he had indeed looked upon as highly Imaginative; but now his love made him snatch at this or at any way of escaping the dreadful possibility of having to acknowledge that Nell was a thief. The sleep-walking notion had brought him some comfort, and he felt quite hopeful about clearing up the mystery, when a faint noise outside his door made him start up and listen. He peeped out upon the landing, but there was no one to be seen. However. he kept his door ajar and \ yratclied. :RYv6FTtte " a. racn, m Bit Aa.rsh*" efc.' >bert Bonner's Sons.) In & few minutes he felt a rush of cold air from the ground-floor of the house, and dashing quickly out upon the landing, he came face to face with Nell herself, as she ran up the stairs. Now if it had not been for the strangt occurrence of the night Clifford would have thought nothing of this early meeting. People rise early in the country, and Nell toad tne live stock to attend to, as she had told him, taking her turn with the servants. The fact of there being a visitor in the inn, too, would have explained satisfactorily the care she took not to make any noise. But with his mind full of the agony of unwilling suspicion, the young man could not help noticing that Nell looked guilty and frightened, that the color suddenly left her cheeks, and that she stammered in her efforts to give him greeting. "You?you get up very early. I?I had not expected to see you down before eight o'clock," she managed to say at last. And there was In her eyes, as She looked shyly up at him, an unmistakable anxiety which made his manner, as he answered, short and cold. "l was Qiscuroea in uie mgm, uc said, stlfBy. And he avoided her eyes as steadily as she avoided his. "DIs?turbed!" exclaimed Nell, faintly. And then she looked up quickly In his face with a glance so full of inquiry, of fe?, that, against his wish and his will, Clifford's own eyes met hers with a suspicious frown. "What was it that disturbed you?" asked the girl. He hesitated. Surely this candid anxiety was a proof of innocence, not guilt! Surely a thief would have been ready with a glib speech, with a look of overdone surprise. He looked away again, absolutely unable to frame, to her, the story of his adventure. "Ob, I don't know. It was nothing, I suppose," he answered, confusedly. UA #Alf 'o Atroa inflro YII>ATI JJLC7 IClt rnc D V/j vu ff vkv M^/VM him, but be would not meet them. He must speak about bis loss, of course, but It should be to ber uncle, cot to ber. "What are you goibg to do with yourself till breakfast time?" sbe asked, pleasantly.* "We have no nice garden where you could walk about on a pleasant lawn and pick roses. Will you go out over the marsh and bathe In the sea? I could show you the way to the ferry. Or would it be too slow for you to watch us turn the cowg out?" Innocence! Surely this was innocence. Clifford only hesitated for a moment During that moment he told himself that he would conquer his feeling for the girl, that he would not run the riBk of becoming more infatuated than he was. But the next moment the girl conquered, and looking down into the fair, sweet face, he was ready to think that his own senses had lied to him, that the band which bad robbed bim could not be Nell's. So he followed her out into the fresh mnrninfir nir. heloed her to turn the bolts and draw the bars to let out the cows for their day's wanderings over the marsh, and to look for the eggs which lay warm in the nests of the fowl-house. Long before breakfast time the occurrence of the night had become a half-forgotten nightmare, and Clifford was enjoying Nell's unaffected, lively chatter as much as on the previous day. Only when his hand touched hers, as she took the basket of eggs from him, did Clifford remember, with a shudder, that it was the same touch which he had felt in the night, the same smooth, soft skin, the same slender little fingers; so that he was bound, before he met the landlord, to come back to his old theory that Nell was a somnambulist. It was a disagreeable business, that of making known hie loss to George Claris. But it had to be done, and as soon as he had had his breakfast Clifford followed the landload to the front of the house, where he was taking down the shutters, and told him he had something unpleasant to relate to him. The young man at once perceived, by a sudden change to sullen expectancy In the landlord's manner, that he was not -wholly unprepared for the sort of story to which he was listening. He heard with attention the whole story, and only looked up when Clifford described how he had actually touched the hand as It was withdrawn from under his pillow. "You touched it, you say?" said George Claris, sharply. "Tben why on earth didn't you hold on and shoutV" And defiantly, Incredulously, the man. with his red, honest face full of sullen anger, turned to face his visitor. Clifford hesitated. He had said nothiug about the sort of hand it was. and he began to feel that he would rather lose all chance of ever seeing watch or money again than formulate, however euphemistically, the fearful accusation. "It was?it was a shock, you know?" he stammered, meekly. "The hand was snatched away as soon as I felt it." "Well," grumbled Claris, with apparent tuispk'ion on his side, "it seems to me a strange thing that a man should feel a thing like that without calling outl It's the first thing a man would do as wasn't quite a born fool, to jump up aud make for the feller." "Ah!" exclaimed Clifford, sharply. George Claris looked at him with a deepening frown. "What do you mean, sir?" "That I am not sure?that I'm very far from sure?that the intruder was a man." "Who do you think 'It was, then? Who do you think it was as took your watch an' your money? Speak out, air. sneak out if rou dare!" The blood rose In Clifford's face. The man's surly, defiant tone seemed to show that he had either some knowledge or some fear of the truth. But again there rushed over the young man an overwhelming sense of shame, which prevented him from being more explicit "I have spoken out," he said, simply. For a few minutes the men stood silent, each afraid to say too much. Then Claris, as sullenly, as fiercely as ever, beckoned to Clifford to follow him into the inn. "Come an' see 'em, come an' see 'em all. Search 'em if you like," said he, bluntly. "And look over the house an' see if there's a way in it or out of it that anybody could have got in or out by. Come and see for yourself, I say." Clifford followed him in silence into the little bar, allowed Claris to point out to him that the window was still ban-ed, and had evidently not been tampered with. And so in turn they examined together the -windows and the doors of the whole house; and oqtxt +V10f nnlooa P.lnrifl him self had been in collusion "with the thief, no one could have got in from the outside during the night. But then Clifford himself had not suspected a thief from the outside. As for the persons who had slept in the house that night, George Claris said they were five in number. Himself, hie niece, Clifford, the servant whom Clifford had seen in the bar, and old Nannie, a woman betweeh sixty and seventy years of age, who 6lept in a small room, which was scarcely more than a cupboard, ou the ground floor, because she was too infirm to go upstairs. Clifford made the excuse of wishing to converse a little with the old woman, that he might have an opportunity of examining her hands. They were witnerea a do lean. reuuercu coarse by field work, and enlarged at the joints by rheumatism. Without a doubt It was not the hand of oid Nannie which had taken his watch and purse. When he left the kitchen, where he and the landlord had thus interviewed the staff of the establishment, Clifford followed Claris again into the road in front of the Inn. Now," said Claris, defiantly, "you've seen every blessed creature as was in the house last night. Which of them was it as you think took your things?" Clifford hesitated. "I have an idea," he said, "and I want you to listen quietly, since if it is correct, it takes away all suspicion of anyone having acted dishonestly. Is there in your house a?a?woman who walks in her sleep?" "Not into folks' bedrooms to steal their money, anyhow," answered Claris, surlily. "And I've never heard of no sort of sleep-walkln' by either or them." "Either of the servants, you mean?' said Clifford with a slight emphasis. "Yes, of course. Why, man alive! You wouldn't sure dare to say as my niece, my lovely Nell, was a thief to take your dirty money!" shouted the landlord, with sudden fury, all the more fierce that, as Clifford could see, he had heard whispers of the same sort before. "Here, Nell, Nell! Where are you " And, not heeding Clifford's angry protests, Claris rushed into the bouse, and almost into the arms of his niece, who, apparently suspecting nothing, came running quickly in from the garden at the sound of her own name. "What is it, uncle?' She still wore her hat, but It was pushed back; and her pink and white face, glowing with the wholesome sting of the fresh morning air, smiled at the hot and agitated faces of the two men. "This man, this gentleman, says you're a thief, my girl! Says you went into his room last night and stole his watch and his money, and that he caught your hand in the very act. There, my girl, answer him yourself. Tell him what you tninK or a cur mai tells such lies as them of my bonny Nell!" The man was genuinely agitated, indeed, almost sobbing with rage and disgust. As for Clifford, he was inarticulate; he could only look at the girl, as she grew deadly white, and seemed to lose the bloom of her beauty in horror and amazement as she listened. To be Continued. A The General and the Water-Wheel. One day the Confederate army was hurried off upon a forced march to Intercept Grant. At the close of the day the soldiers were without rations, and Colonel Russell seized a flour-mill, which was run by a little stream emptying Into the Tennessee Rivfer. The mill ground away for an hour or two, and then the water in the creek was exhausted. At this juncture General Wheeler arrived upon the scene. "What's the trouble?" said Wheeler. "No water," said Colonel Russell. General Wheeler danced around in his nervous fashion. "Colonel," he '"tVitt TT/M, *>atnhl?<ab ji line oaiU| nu/ uui> w jvu ? of men with buckets, as tliey do at a fire, and have them pass water up from the stream below and throw it upon the wheel?" Colonel Russell did not laugh. He drew himself up, saluted his superior in military fashion, and sneezed. If a phonograph had caught the sneeze there would have been evidence that the Colonel swore.?Washington Post. Famous Electricians. A vote was recently taken by the Electrical World and Engineer on the twenty-five greatest names in electrical science during the late century. The participants in the ballot were 277 members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, who were requested to arrange the names in the order of supposed excellence. The fol lowing list, thererore, snows not omy the men who were chosen, but also thpir standing in the esteem of the institute: Faraday. Kelvin, Edison, Bell, Morse, Henry, Tesla, Elihu Thomson, Maxwell, Ampere, Siemens, Ohm, Hertz, Davy, Brush. Wheatstone, Helmholtz, Gramme, Stelnmetz, Roentgen, Sprague. Plante, Marconi, Oersted and Joule. The TVlae Man. A man can alwayR stave off e quarrcl with his wife by telling her something nice that Rome man didn't nay about bei\?New York Press. 000003000000000oooocoooooc ? WN Spain's Ring | | loiqes of Asb. | oooooooooooooooooooooooooc THE young King of Spain, Alfonso XIII., comes of age next spring, and will have 0, the nominal ruling of his country. He will have good advisers, however, including his mother, the present Queen Regent, Senor Sagasta, and the Dufee of Tetuan. Alfonso XIII. will be sixteen years of age on May 17. It Is believed that the coronation will be practically a private event, and In the light of present political conditions In the country, it will probably be a wise precaution. The political atmosphere has cleared eomewhat Things are not so bad as they might be; there is a surplus, even LATEST PORTRAIT OF T though not a large one, in the treasury, and thera 1b no lack of activity in the more important trading circles. Senor Sagasta, one of the notable figures in the political history of the day, has a tremendous task before him. He stands for Spanish LiberalIsm, and there is no one in the country that is so well versed in its peculiar conditions. Worn by long service to bis country, aDsoiuieiy iaiuuui iu u In every sense, of unimpeachable integrity, Sagasta bag earned the title of the Grand Old Man of Spanish Liberalism, and it is a deserved recognition. Sagasta's cabinet includes General Weyler, as Minister of War; Senor Moret, as Minister of the Interior; the Duke of Almodovar del Rio, as Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the' Duke of Veragua, as Minister of the Navy. The first and last named gentlemen are tot known in the United States, but it can hardly ue said that they are regarded with favor. The American people remember Weyler through his Cuban administration, the story of which, all thingb coniidered, does not improve with the telling. The ftuke of Almodovar del Rio is said to be somewhat in Bymfatby with the British; Senor Moret Is perhaps the best known of all the nnliinpt. and has an excellent record. General Weyler's influence was in evidence in connection with the marriage of tne Princess of Asturias, the Queen's eldest child. The Princess's choice?Don Carlos de Bourbon?is the second son of the Count Caserta, who, Is a pronounced Carlist. The Queen Regent approved ot the match because it was based entirely on mutual esteem and love, but Senor Sagasta strongly opposed the marriage, even refusing to be in office when it took place. General Weyler's friendship for tne young man meant so much, However, that notwithstanding Sagasta's disapproval, which was warmly seconded by both Liberals and Republicans, the marriage was consummated. Don Carlos? now Prince of the Asturias by the royal decree?studied in the Artillery School at Segovia, and served In Cuba under Weyler.?Harper's Weekly. To Bo Buaiest Corner in New York. When the new rapid transit underground road is completed we will have a t Forty-second street and Sixth avenue three lines of railroad, one under another?a thing existing nowhere utcn in the> -world oscent in London. T/liore at the northern end of Blackl'rlars Bridge the same condition prevails. Here we will have the new underground road running beneath the ^ I | I W i te]?j Sixth avenue surface line, and over that will be the Sixth avenue elevated road, with its numerous trains. Perhaps no spot In the world will be the scene of greater activity in travel, and between the three lines nn immense number of people will pass this corner every day. ? New York Herald. | COMING FUR FASHIONS. ) Tall* Galore Form Neclc Plecei ? Fob | Lined Paletots. The nimble fingers of a fashionabli ) furrier's employes are already bus: carrying out the clever designs fron London and Paris In mink and sabli neck pieces. Sable, you know, is im 1 ported in the pelt shape without duty so It Is really sane to buy these fini natural furs here where one know* and has confidence in the furrier. To judge by these fine novelties oui furry fellows have taken to growing s great number of tails. Of yore, when we complained that there were toe few tails on a neck piece we were informed that animals seldom had more than one each. Evidently we've changed all that, for these advance beauties are composed entirely of tails. In mink tails these pieces cost from S50 to $75. The one shown In the HIub I ? 1 A*'? l HE YOUNG SPANISH KING. tratlon Is perhaps the most graceful and fetching. Round the satin neckband is a double row of tails, the top row looped down, the bottom row looped up, until both rows- meet At each end of the ruche-llke neck piece there are four ends in chenille effect, each of these strands being composed of four tails. , Among the variations on this plctuT-1 esque arrangement Is one which has twenty talis hooped around the foundation band. The ends are either like ha r\r>o nlrtnrAri nr consist of simple bunches of tails. Though fur-lined coats now seem A FOBE LOOK AT FUb FASHIONS. synonymous "with torture garments? never mind, there arc cold days coning. Paletots are to lead in style, black broadcloth being the favored fabric. The all-gray Siberian squirrel 13 the choice for linings. As to the details, the sleeves will bell a bit at the wrist, and though the coat is perfectly loose the seam dowD the middle back will be slightly curved and open about half the way up. Women who are to indulge in a midseason as well as a cold-weather pale tot are choosing black Louis^nc, and white is still the favorite lining. Cuba'? Salvation. The pest of yellow fever hao bcei* combated with such vigor in Cuba that not a single death has been reported as resulting from it this year, according to good authority. Reports received by Surgeon-General Wyman from members of the medical staff scattered all over the Island of Cuba show that it is practically free from yellow fever. This is probably the first time this statement could be made for centuries. The reason that yellow fever has been so successfully overcome is because of the efficient sanitary methods employed by the United States health officers. Havana itself has been revolutionized as regards its sanitary conditions. Recent experiments having proved that yellow fetei was to a great extent transmitted Jjy mosquitoes bred in the tropical swamps and the cesspools, drastic mpans -were emDloved to kill these in sects. The streets and sewers-In Hav_na and other cities of the island -7ere sprinkled with kerosene, witfc most satisfactory results. ! I Out of 100,000,000 passengers by set* all over the world thirty lose their lives; out of the sdme number by rail,' forty-seven, v | / i t I . I I ' # *?************************ a I The Normal School I ? | at Manila, P. L i * "11 T 0 event that has occurred ei \ eince the occupation of the oi j \ Philippine Islands by the b G* Americans can be more far ei reaching and beneficial In Its effect tl than the recent inauguration and establishment of a normal school at tl Manila for the training of native e: teachers. By a recent act of the Civil p: Commission the sum of $25,000 was a: appropriated for the organization and G ?F OB. BAVID P. BABBOWS, CITY StfPEBIN- D TENDENT AND ACTING PRINCIPAL 0' MANILA NOBMAL SCHOOL, WITH OPPICE ASSISTANTS. maintenance of a normal school In Manila for the year 1901. Closely following upon this act, City Superi.i. ] ~ v a A T> iiiieuueiii; ui ocuuuib* ?si* i/auu jr. Barrows, late of San Diego, California, was duly appointed, and authorized to act as principal of the school during a preliminary term beginning April 10, and ending May 10. Dr. Barrows immediately called to his assistance some forty-flve of ?be brightest American resident teachers, and opened the office for matriculation on April 1. A pamphlet outlining the course intended to be followed was duly printed and sent to all American teachers situated throughout the M archipelago, and letters were written _ to them asking their cO-operation in t< urging the native teachers to attend. ^ At first it was estimated that possibly if 850 might be matriculated, but by the t] middle of the first week of school over e 600 (mostly all men and women of tl mature age) had entered the school, is and in order to accommodate them, a t< THE NORMAL SC hundred or mon were sent to another n school building, 340 Calle Palaclo, c >?<UAMA n?nA<inl A iMAMi/inn +AO/IVIAI?O urnrA Wliere OTYCitU Aiuuivau ica\.uvio nv*c W placed In charge, and the work progressed. As, under Spanish rule, Ii only antiquated methods of questions h and answers had been pursued, the Ii object of the normal school was not so much to impart knowledge of the a subjects in hand as it was to introduce tl new methods, and to show native teachers, who are, without exception, b overanxious to prepare themselves for ii the work of educating their people, ti how to make the best use of materials b at hand, and tbun encourage them to a further research &nd preparation. The r( students that attended the school were representatives of the highest Intelli- ^ gence throughout the archipelago. J Hardly an island or province occupied by American forces but was represented. As an example of the interest taken d by those In charge In extending the h benefits of free public schools to the a natives, none is more worthy of emu- n lation than the action of Captain J. b P. O'Neill, commanding officer at San tl Felipe, Zambales Province, Island of Luzon, who, when he found that the twenty odd teachers from his district could not reach Manila to attend the [ normal school on account of lack of I funds, generously donated the sum necessary himself. Thirty-three classes In English, 1 Geography, Arithmetic, Physiology, Manual Training, Art, Nature Study, Kindergarten, and Music were organized, and successfully conducted throughout the entire term. The main object of m.-st of the studies was to i familiarize the native teachers, through | observation of work principally, with j the various forms and methods which will be introduced later on in all the schools. The most marked interest was taken in the work as is shown by b? hign average dally attendance. i? Following is a part of the statistical P report of the school: Number matricu- v lated, 620; average number attending, t INTERIOR OP FILIPINO SCHOOL, PRESIDED e] OVER BY AN AMERICAN TEACHER. r( xtiv norrpntnrrc of nHpndatJOG. ninety- .! eight; number of male students, 450; number of female students, 170; average of students, twenty-fire; number of islands and provinces represented, thirty-one. ti The school closed its session on May tl 10, and the students icturaed to their o: respective provinces imbued with a determination to labor earnestly for tlie advancement of their people. At al . - ' > * . - .1\ 'M . ? , ,'V; M?" mult of the rammer session of tfii ormal school, several normal classes re to be organized In many of tfc* iterlor provinces. <( As outlined, It is the present inten* oft of the Department of Education > assign at least one American teach* r to each school, and during an hour, C each day's session this teacher will e obliged to Instruct the native teachi rfl. All Instruction Is t? be given la ie English language. ? The Civil Commission, backed by, ie military Government, have been' rceedingly generous In their appro* rlatlons to the public-school system* d under the able management ot eneral Superintendent Professo* red. W. Atkinson, the next twelve! lonths will see great advancement iade in the march of education and v ae uplifting and enlightenment of tta 'ilipinos. These people are ready to ibor early and late to secure ft/goodi iucation.?H. Q. Squler, in Harper** Weekly. [ POWER FROM THE WAVES. Horneaa For Utilising the Fore* of Old Ocean. 3 Now that the great Niagara is ha? essed and produces power for numerj ug. uses the inventore have started Is ' Zzz -"!" f *, ^ 0T0R FOB STORING COHPRJtSSBD A3 } harness the sea also, In proof ell rbich the accompanying Illustration ) submitted. The Idea Is to apply; lie power of the waves to storing ujj nmnwiooaii oIr In cnltilhta rpgprvnlmi tie accumulated pressure being utfl* :ed In operating compressed air mo* irs to drive machinery. The wa^ - lotor consists of a tilting frame ?> urely anchored a short distance from? tie shore, the upper end connecting rlth a beam which works the piston i the compression cylinder. As the eight of the waves differs in the rislg tide the plate against which the raves strike is* supported on . floats nd slides up and down the frame as tie water level changes. As each rave strikes the floating plate the earn Is driven toward the shore, raisig the short end of the L-lever atiched to the piston rod, the latter eing lifted by the action and forciDg ir through the pipe into the storage ^se^voir. The reaction of the wave brows tha frame back again, ready nnvf In/iAmintv rrravo TflCTlPl* JL IUC XiCAl lUVUUJiUg iv u t vi wmv^v^ . Graff Is the inventor. j A Strange Extinct Bird of Bfnorltins. "DodoP is a word often used in these ays to describe a person who, while e may not be an idiot, is not remark* ble for his wisdom.* And all the leaning that the word conveys has een given it by the strange creature hat once bore it. The dodo, as a bird, THE DODO AS IT WAS. 8 i now extinct, and. judging from Its I icture, doubtless some of my reader* I - ill not be sorry. The dodo was about I be size of the swan, and had meani I either of defense nor flight. It lived H isinmis oust of Mfldflzns. I ar. Mauritius. Reunion, etc., andwaiB ound lb pro l>y European explorer! I arly 211 tin* sixteenth century. The oming of Europeans, however, proved tie downfall of the strange bird, and lie last out- of tbein disappeared abool lie year 1(520. It was an exceedingly clumsy bird; rith short, thick legs, a ponderous ill and with useless little wings. It 'as covered with down instead oI lathers, and its general appearance ras anythiug but prepossessing. Sev* ral specimens were carried to Em jpe by the explorers, but the dod? 'as destined to a brief existence when ae white men came. The Unruly Member. By examining the tongue of a pais, cut a doctor finds out the diseases of le body and nhilosonhers the disea8& C the uiiud.?Suuuy South. 9 Sad to say there is such a thing as lert stupidity. \ . : .