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WELLINGTON ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 1884.
. W. HOUGHTON, rrep'r. WELLINGTON, OHIO. 18 TEE BABY PRETTY! Yea? Is she pretty? Come, Impartial be ' Fronounoe your Judgmeut on her feature njttiL Im very oonfldant we shall airree: Speak your opinion freely, ouoe for all. Is baby pretty? Wbr. of course she I". I wonder much that yon tlie question raise. Just loan minutely hor dear little pblz. And lull mo truly, can you fall to praise? What's that vou snv? "Vou do tfot like the frown ., That ever and anon hor brows contract?" Til thus ihe nhowi ornlnng she will put down (Just like ber nmintna) euuu iguouie act. The world to her a dloappolntmont provei; Thin la th reaiinn whv Hhe doesn't smile. She'll like ui better a time onward moves. , Don t be linpuucnt; lull you wait awuue, For smiles and klsaos that sweet mouth was madn, Although Just now she onei II wldo to try rhnnnmuiun of hurvoiou. bo not (ll imavpil: 'Twill do tho work 'twas made for by and by. Ber eves we catch a glimpse of now and then (Ibis world's so nushy tbat It makes her blink) Are dark and brilliant; thoyU do mlsohlef wncn She's old enough to manatjo thorn, I think. Enr noso Is nolthnr Roman, nor a pugr,1 Hut Just a usoful shapely feature woe, i ' That one will never nood lo plnoh or tug To make look pretty, but Just lot it bo. Ber hair Is soft, ahundnnt. Ann and dark. 1 ' 1 Hor skin of puacby sinootunoas, and her arms Seem mailo for twlnlcg 'round one's nook mil mar: I can uot inventory half her charms. ' Is baliv orottv? Bloss herl Is she not? A sweeter darlint neor our hoarts did lurel eo lovely, innocent, without one siiot; Oh may she ever b) thus fair and mirel lila C'oitun, (11 lpnnuftudJJau.) luimlAlean, CALLED BACK. Well-Told Story of Continuous and Absorbing Interest. BY HUGH CONWAY. CHAPTER IV. Coktinced. She pave me her band at parting a small well-formed toft hand. I could scarcely refrain from pressing my lint to it 1 eould scarcely refrain from tell Ine her then and there that for months I had thought of her and her only but injudisious aa such proceedings might .have been at a first meetin? tbev would have been doubly so whilst old Teresa was lying and, in spite ot her pains, with suspicious eyes watching every movement ot mine; so l could only ex proas a wish to be of further service to 'her and bow myself out discreetly. But the ice was broken our hands tad met. Pauline and I were strangers so longer: Old 'leresa's sprain, although not such a serious affair as she fancied, kept hor indoors for several days. I hopud this would enable mo to improve my acquaintance with her mistress, but the result was not commensurate with the ope. For the first fow days Pauline so far as I knew, did not loave tho house. Once or twice I met her on the stairs and, assuming a fictitious interest in the old woman, kept her in conver sation for a minute or two. It seemed tome that sho was painfully shy so shy that the conversation I would fain have prolonged, after a little while died a natural death. I was not conceited enough to attribute her shyness and ret icenue to the same cause which mado me blush and stammer as 1 spoko to her. At last, one morning I saw her leave the house alone. I took my hat and followed her. She wa walking up and down the navoment in Iront ot the house.' I joined her, and, after the usual inquiry for Teresa, continued hor side. I must make an attempt to establish matters on a better footing Between us. ' You have not been long in England, Miss March?'1 1 said. "Some time some months," the re plied. - i "1 saw you in the spring at Turin in church, at ban Giovanni." She raised ber eyes and mot mine with Strango puzzled look. 1 ou were there w'.th your old serv antone morning," I continued. "Yes we often went there.", " ion are Lnglisli, I. suppose your Yes, 1 am English." She snoke as thouch not onite cer tain about it or as if It was a matter of oomrjlote indifference "Tour home is here you are not go- ing oacK to uniyr ' , , - , "I don't know I can not tell." Pauline's manner was very unsatisfy ing. 1 made many attempts lo learn somothinir about her habits rnd tastes. Did she play or sing was sho fond of muslg, of pictures, of flowers, of tho stage, of traveling? Had sho many re lations and friends? Directly or indi recti y, I asked her all these questions. Her ; replies wore unsatisfactory, Either she evaded the questions, as if determined I should know nothing - about her, or she did not seem to un derstand them. Many of them I felt tire puzzled her. At the end of our little promenado she remained as great a mystery to me as before. Tba only comfort I could take wns that she dis played no wish to shun me. We passed ami repassed the house several times, but Ihe did not uggst re-entering, as she might have done bad she wished to get rldof me. There was no trace of comiotrv in her manner quiet and re served as I found her, she was at least simplo and natural and sho was very Deautiiw, and i was very, very mucn in love! It wns not long I tbat ' old Teresas before I discovered ' black ' eyes were watching us from behind the blind of the ' drawing-room. "' 4be- must have crept from her bed to see that her charge cot Into no mischief. I chafed at the espionage, but as yet it was too early to csoax) from if. , ftcfore Teresa- could hobblo out of doors I had met Pauline more tMn onos In tho same wav. Bite seemed, I was gliid to believe, pleased when I iolned hor. The dlllioiijty 1 labored under wm to make bur talk. .She would talon to all I had to say without' comtuont and without rewy, save vo or no. V. ts raro ichane she adiMj qdostlon or Bpuiie m iuugr nminnce man usual me effort was nevor sustained. I attributed a great doal of this to shyness and to her secluded life for the only person ' she had to speak to was that terrible old 1 Toresa, ' Although every word and action of Fauliue's told me that she was well-, educated and well-bred, I was certainly surprised at nor Ignorance ot literature. ; i quoiea an autnor, rnenuonea a oook by name, the remark passed unnoticed: i or sho looked at roe as It mr.zled br my allusion, or distressed at her own ignorance. Although I had now seen ber sevoral times, 1 was not satisfied at the progress 1 had made. I knew I had not as yet struck the key-note ot ber nature. As soon as the old servant, duenna, friend, or what she was, grew well, I lieara some startl ng nows. My land lady asked me it 1 could roomrimend her apartments to i.ny friend of mine such as myself she was good enough to say Bliss March, wns going to loave, and tlio landlady thought sho would prefer taking a gentleman In her place. 1 luit certain this was a counturmove of that old hag Teresa. She had cast venomous glances at mo when we passed each other on the stairs; had respond ed surlily when 1 asked her if she had quite recovered from the eiiects oi ner aoident in a won!, I knew she was my enemy; that she had discovered my feelings toward Pauline and was doing ber boat to keep us apart. I had no means of knowing tho extent of her power or Inllucnce over the girl, but I had somotime since ceased to regard ber as nothing more than a servant. The intelligence that my fellow-lodgers were about to quit showed mo that to bring my love for Paulino to a success ful issue, I must in some way make matters straight with this unpleasant old attendant. That samo evening, as I heard her coming down tho stairs, I threw open my door and stood faco to face with her. Signora Teresa," I said, with high- flown politeness, " will it pleusu you to step into my room? I wish to speak to you." She cavo me a quick, suspicious glance, out nevertheless complied with my request. 1 clotted tne aoor ana piaceu a chair lor nor. Your poor knee is it quite well?" I asked sympathetically, and in Italian. "It Is duite woll, signor," she replied laconically. 'Will vou take a class of sweet winor I have some here." Teresa, in spite of our inimical rela tions, mado no objection, so I tilled a glass and watched her sip it approv ingly. is the Signorina Miss March well? I havo not seen her to-day." she is well." "It is about her I wish to speak to you yon have guessed that?" "1 nave guossea it." as sue spoice Teresa gave me a sullen, defiant look. "Yes," I continued, "your vigilant, faithful eyes have seen what I have no wish to conceal. I love the Signorica Paulino." "Sho is not to be loved," said Teresa, sulkily. . "One so beautiful must bo loved. I love hor and will marry her." "She is not to bo married." "Listen, Teresa. I say I will marry her. I am a gentleman and rich., i have WXOOO lire a year." The amount oi my Income, magnifi cent when reduced to her native coin age, was not without its expoctetl eilecL If her eves, as thev mot mine, were as unfriendly as ever,' their look of aston ishment and increasing respect told me I was appealing to her tendered fueling cupidity. "Now toll me why I should not marry the signorinaP Toll mo who her friends are that I may see them and ask her in marriage?" "She is not for marriage." , ' This was all I could gut from the old woman. She would tell me nothing about Pauline's family or fr ends. She would only reiterate that sho was not for love or for marriage. 1 had but one chance left. Teresa's eager look when I mentioned the in come 1 possessed had impressed me. I must condescend to the vulgar act of direct bribery; tho end would justify tho means. As I was so often travoling it was my habit to carry a largo sum of money on my person. I drew out my pocket-book and counted out a hundred pounds in new crisp notes. Teresa eyed them hungrily.. . ' i'ou know what these are worth?" I said. She nodded. I pushod a cou ple of the notes toward lieV. Iler skinny hand seemed twitching with the desire to grasp them. . "Tell me who Miss March's friends are and take these two notes; all the rest shall be yours on tho day we are married." The old woman sat silent for awhile, bnt I knew temptation was assailing her. lresently I hoard hor murmur ing, "60,000 lire! 60,000 lire a year!" The spell worked. At last she rose. "Are you going to take the money?" I asked " 1 can not I dare not. I am bound But " "But what?" "I will write.- I will say what you say to il dottore." "Who is tho doctor? I can write to him or see him." - "Did I say il dottore? It was a slip. No, you must, not write. I will ask him and he must decide." You will write at onoe?" " ' "At once." Teresa, with a linger ing glance at the money, turnod to leave me. , " You had better take' these two notes," I said, handing them to her. ' She buttoned them In the bosom of ber dress with feverish delight. ; '. "Tell me, Teresa," I said, ooaxlng. ly, "tell ms it you think if th Sir- norma Pauline cares at an for me? ' ."Who knows," answered? the old woman, testily: "I do not know but again 1 say to yon she is not for love or marriage.'', .( ',,:,. , . . Not for hive or marriage! I laughed aloud as I thought of the old woman's absurd and ofcrepeated assertion. It on the 'earth there was one woman more than another made for love and marriage it was mv beautiful Pauline. I wondered what Torosa could mean; then romemhering the fervor with which sho prayed in San Giovanni I decided that, twing nrr ardent ltoinan Catho tc, shtr wished Paul foe t ' take ' the' veil. This theory would explain everything. . Now that I had bought Teresa 1 looked' forward to the enjoyment of I 1 aulino's society without espionage or j (interruption. : ine oia woman nan. taken my money, and no doubt would do her beat to earn more. ' if I could persuade the girl to let me pass several Hours ot each day in nor company i neea tear no mnuornnce irum irr. The bribe had been accented, and. al- though I blushed at the expedient to which I had been compelled to resort, it bad been successful. I was obliged to defer any further at tempt at love-making until the next evening, as an important piece of busi ness had to be attended to In the morn ing. It kept, me away from home for several hours, and whon at last I re turned to Mitidavale I was thunder struck to hoar tbat my fellow lodgers had left tho house. The landlady had no idea whither they had gone. Teresa, who it appears always acted as purse- bearer. Had nam ner dues and nan aoi parted with her young mistress. There1 was nothing more to tell. s I threw myself Into my chair, cursing Italian guile; yoU as 1 thought of Italian cupidity, not altogether hope less. Perhaps Torosa would write or come to mo. I had not forgotten the enger looks she cast upon my money. But day after day passed without letter or message. . . .. I spent those days, for the most part, wandering about the streets in the vain hope of encountering the fugitives. It was only after this secoud loss that I really knew the extent of my passion. I can not describe the longing I had to see that fair face onca more. ' Yet I feared the love was all on my side. If Pauline had felt even a passing interest in me she could scarcely have left in this secret and mysterious manner. Hor heart was yet to be won, and I knew that unless I won it no woman's love would to me be worth having. I should have returned to my old lodg. inir in Walpole street had it not beon that I feared to quit Maida vale, lest Teresa, if she should be faithful to hor engagements, might miss mo. So I I'm- (rered on mere until ten aavs went Siow. Iy by; then, just as I was beginning to Uospair, a letter came. It was written in a delicate, pointed Italian style, and signed Manuel Uenert. It siranlv said that the writer would have tne honor of calling upon me about noon to-day, Nothing was hinted at as to the object of the visit; but 1 knew it could be connected with only one thing the de sire of my heart Teresa, after all, bad not nlaved me false. Pauline would be mine. I waited with feverish impatience until this unknown Manuel Ccneri should make his appeal ance. A few minutes after twelve he was announced and shown into my room. I recognized him at once. He was the middle-aged man with rather round shoulders, who had talked to Teresa under the shade of San Giovanni atTu riu. Doubtless he was "il dottore' snoken of by the old woman as being the arbitor oi I'auiise's late. Ho bowed politely as he entered, cast one quick look at me as it Q-vlngtogatn er what he could from my personal ap pearance, then seated buusulf in the chair loitered him. "I make no apology for calling," he said; "you will, no doubt, guess why I come. His English was fluent, but the foreign accent voiy marked. "l hone i irneu correctly. 1 renlleu. "1 am Manuel C'eneri. 1 am a.dooior by profession. My sister was Miss March's mother. I have come from Geneva on your account "Then vou know what the wish the great wish of my life is?" "Yes, I know, i ou want to marry ray niece. Now, Mr. Vanghan, 1 have many reasons for wishing my nleco to remain single, but your proposal tins induced me to reconsider the matter." Pauline might have been a bale of cotton, so impassively did her undo speak of her future. "in the first place," he went on, "I am toM vou are well born and rich. Is that so?" "My family Is respectable. I am well connected and may be called rich. " "You will satisfy me on the latter point I suppose." I bowod stirtly, and taking a shoot of paper wrote a lino to my solicitors ask ing them to give the bearer the fullest information as to my resources. C'eneri folded up tlio note and placed it in hi pocket Perhaps 1 showed the annoy an"e I felt at the mercenary exactness oi his inquiries. "I am bound to be particular in this matter," he said, "as my nioce has nolhlug." "I expect nothing or wish for noth ing." "She had money once a large fort une. It was lost long ago. You will not ask her how or where!1" "I can only repeat my former words." "Very well I fee! I havo no right to refuse your offer. Although sho Is half Italian ber manners and habits are En giish. An English husband will suit hor best You have not yet, I bellevo, spokon ot love to nerr ' "1 have had no onnortunltv. 1 -should no doubt have dono so. but as soon as our acquaintance commenced she was taken away." "Yes, my instructions to Teresa were strict It was only on condition she obeyed her that I allowed Pauline to live in England. Although the man spoke as one who had absolute authority over his nieco. he had not said one word which evinced aflSction. So far as that went, she might have been a stranger to him. "But now, I suppose," I said, "I shall be allowed to see her?" "Yes on conditions. The man who marries Pauline March must bo content to take her as she Is. He must ask no questions, seek to know nothing of ber Dinn ana iamny, noiuing oi eaiiy uays. He must be content to know that sbe Is a lady, that sbe is very beautiful, and tbat be loves her. ' Will this suUlce?' The question was suoh a strange one that even in the bulght of my passion I hesitated. . '. -r.. ,. "I will say this much," added Cenerl "sbe is good and pure-her birth equal to your own.-' She is an orphan and her only near relative is myself.1 "I am content" I criod, holding out my hand to - seal the compact - "Give mo Pauline, I ask no more,"., ;. ' , Why should I Jiot be content? What did I want to know about hor family, her antecedent -nr her hlatorvP' So madly did I long to call tbat beautiful girl mino that I believe, had Cenerl told me sho was worthless and dis graced among women, I should have said, "give her to me and lot her begin life anew as my wife." Men da such things for love! , , "Jow, Mr. Vauirhan." said the Itallnu, drawing his hand from mino; "my noxt quustion will astonish you. You lore Pauline and I believe sha Is not Indifferent to you " Ho paused, and my heart beat at tho thought. "Will vour arrangements permit of an early marriage an immediate mar riage? Can I, upon my return to the Continent in a few nays, leave her future in your hands entirely?" "i would marry her to-day if it were possible," 1 cried. "He need not bo so Impetuous as that but could you arrange for, say the day after to-morrow?" 1 stared at him 1 could scarcely be lieve I heard correctly. To be married to Paulino within a few hours! There must bo something in tho background of such bliss! Cenoil must be a mad man! Yet even from tho hands of a madman, how could I refuse my hap piness? Miit i uon t know it ohe loves me would she consent?" I stammered. "Pauline is obedient, and will do as I wish. You can woo her after hor mar riage instead of bofore it" "lint can it be done on so short a no tice?" "I believe thore are such things as special licenses to be bought You aro wondering at my suggestion. I am bound to return to Ituly almost at once. flow, i put it to you can 1, under the present circumstances, leave Pauline here with only a servant to look after bor? No, Mr. Vaughan, strange as it may seem, I must either see her your wllo before 1 leave or 1 must take her back with me. The latter may bo un fortunate for vou, as here 1 have ouly mvscK to consfdor, whilst abroad there may be others to consult and perhaps i must ciiango my mind." "iet us go to l'aiiiino and ask ner, 1 said, rising Impatiently. certainly, said leueri, gravely, we will go at once." Till now I had been sitting with my back to tlio window. As 1 faced the light I noticed the Italian doctor look lug very straightly at me. "Your face seems quite familiar to me, Mr. Vaughan, although I can not recall where 1 have seen you. I told him be must have seen me out- sido San Giovanni whilst he was talking to old Teresa. He remembered the oc currence and appeared satisfied. Then we called a cab and drove to Paulino's now abode. It was not so very far away. I won' dered I had not encountered either Pauline or Teresa in my rambles. Per haps thoy had both kept to the bouse to avo u tho meeting. "Would you mind waiting in the hall a minute?" asked Cenerl, as we entered tho bouse. "I will go and prepare famine lor vour coming. I would have waited a month In dungeon for the reward in prospect; so I sat down on the polished mahoganv chair and wondered if 1 was in my right senses. lresentiy old leresa came to me. Sho looked scarcely more amiabld than boaore. 1 "Have I done well?" sho whispered, in Italian. "You have done well I will not for get" fTO BE CONTINUED. J Kecdles. What becomes of all tho lost needles? Millions of these uae.ul little iiunle nienls are manufactured yearly, and experience proves that whilo a frac tional part of them Is siRiiled by break ing, by far the largost portion disap pears mysteriously. The housewife or seamstress sticks the tiny bar ot steel in ber dress or in' the cushion; when sho seeks it again it can not be found-' It has vanished as completely as II im merscd in a bath ot aquafortis. Th old nursery rhyme says: A nenny for a cotton ball, A h i eniiy for a int-d e That' the way the money eoet, And pop gooi the weasell W have alwavs been puzzlod to ac count for the introduction of tho weasel in this antique quatrain. Possibly. .our great-grandmothers, mystified by the loss of the;r needles, concluded thai they must have been filched by the slv and noiseless animal referred to. But nowadays, when the weasel's visits in a well-regulated household are far ami few between, no theory of that sort will bear the penetrating light of scientific Inquiry. Nevertheless, l ho needles con tinue to go comparatively few of them retired by active work, most oi them irretrievably lost.' Perhaps a gleam of light is cast on this obscure problem by the nows sent to us from the liltlo town ot Sardinia, in the northern part ot this State. Mrs. Soely there having complained oi acute pains in hor arms, Dr. Kingman poulticed the'sur ace above the spots where the pain was most keenly lelt. and a few days afterward gradually ex tracted no less than forty-six needles from the muscles between the shoulder and the elbow. The patient has not the slightest idea of 'how the irritants got there. This case is by no meant fibenomenal or unprecedented. . Many nstances are recorded of ladies whs developed a mania for swallowing nee dles or deliberately pushing them InM their flesh. Henou tho query natural 1 artas whether most of tlio lost ncedlcj are not unconsciously absorbed Into th systems of our wives, sisters, cousin! and aunts'. It may be au evidence ol the benevolent design of nature to thui supply a needed element of Iron In tin blood.,. At all events it is a subject which ought to be comprehensively in veatigatttd by our sclentilio sooleliee. . t. oiar. X prince ef medical science advised one ot bis patients to submit to asurglo ai operation, "is It painfull" in aulred the sufrorer. ' "Hot to ths pa ent" replied the doctor, "but very much to the operator." "To the oper ator?" ; "Yes; because it is an npora tion that is successful' only'aboiit onos in ninety titnt.uMtdusal ticporter. It is curious that there honld be tight money jnarkot m Canada when sf many American banks Jiavs resrv there. CwrrMtt, MUSCLE MAKING. Tho Daily Devotions of a Pug- lliatio Champion. lfow John Xj, Sulllvatn Proceed to Work M Up a Formidable Forearm Mlugg-taf; Ball for Training- His Dally Prog-ramm. Boston Herald. One feature of the daily devotions of ths world's pugilistic champion is at present religiously performed at "The Abbey," on Harrison avenue, near Beach street, where the officiating abbot Is Patsy Bheppard. , square room of the second story, de void of the ordinary furnishings, an oval- shaped ball of leather, Inflated by means bladder which It incloses, bangs sus pended from uid-ceiling attached to a cord which passes through a ring above, and running across the ceiling and down the wall, is held In a cleat, which enables the bull to be elevated or lowered at pleas ure. Two pairs of well-worn boxing gloves on the mantel, a single glove of the same description, banging from the door knob, and used ok a pin-cushion, and two sparting pictures on the walls are all tbat give the room the appearance of being used for any purpose of business or pleas ure, unless one looks into the large closet on the right of the entrance and sees a number of canvass mats which may possi bly suggest to him the paraphernalia of a gymnast or wrestler. "Hello 1 How are your Come up stairs. I'm going to have a little exercise," said the champion as he reached the stoop of "The Abbey," and shook hands with the writer. After the customary "passing of the time of day," the man of peace and John L. Sulli van mounted the stairs and entered the apartment, from the celling of which bung the motionless ball. " Yes, I did intend to go to Hcltuate and finish training," said the champion, proceeding to divest himself of his clothing: but after all I concluded tbat I could do bettor here In Boston (pr a while and not run so much danger of taking cold, This is a pretty good place. I come here once a day, sometimes twice, and I find that I can get as much work In half or three-quarters of an hour as any one who works would care for. I'm not very heavy only a few pounds over 200 and I Intend to get down to 1U5 In the next ten days. Lanin, whom I am to meet next, is always in condition, I hear, and he is ready to box at any hour." By this time Sullivan had divested himself of his clothing, and straightening himself out, he lookel an ideal model for the artist. Covering the cap of his right kuee with a silk protector, and standing without stockings In his shoes, he adjusted the leather oval to the proper height, thy n shielding his knuckles with glove kid, be struck the ball with bis right hand and It flew upward, striking the celling with a loud noise. Then It was no ticed that the ceiling had been covered with half-inch matched boards in the form of circle, which measured seven to eight feet In diameter. "f)raw your watch on me while I work," quoth the champion, and his request was complied with. ' W'back !" went a powerful flat against the oval, and "crash !" went the object of attack against the circle of wood. Again and again it mounted upward anil rebounded like boomerang; yet, unlike the boomerang, was mot with another and another blow, first with the dexter and then with the aiuister "bunch of flvesr" The niatchod boards yield ed as the ball struck them, and once or twice Hulllvan looked up as If to see whether he bad done any damage. The ball moved In every direction, and the ut most agility was required to meet it with blow as it swung to and fro. Whack ! bang I wback! bang: it went without intermis sion for four minutes and the perspiration was ooslng from the pores of Bullivan's neck and shoulders, while a healthy glow covered his face and body to the hips. Once only did he lose direction in striking, but the next blow was heavy enough to compensate for what was lost. Sometimes the champion would hit more viciously than others, as If striking at some aspirant for honors who had offended him; and if the blows struck had fallen ou the man in stead of on the leather oval, "knocking out" must liievitaniy have followed. "It's a wonder he doesn't have curiosity enough himself to get in the best fix just to how powerful he is," said one of two friends In the room. Six iuinuts and fif teen seconds had expired, and the cham pion had fought the ba much harder than any one is called on to fight In a glove con test So fast and hard had be continued the work that he supposed fourteen or fifteen minutes had elapsed. Then he took a chair, rested a minute and gave an extra four minutes to the ball, after which be ceased play, saying he would try it again In the afternoon. He was then rubbed down, took a shower bath and a "swim," and proceeded to got iuto bis clothes. BRAINS AND NO BRAINS. A Fronch Story Intended, Uoubllewa, Convey a Tainted Mora L Le Boasu. Not many years ago Mr. A. was severely Injured In the head, and had to undergo a surgical operation. He was recommended to a noted practitioner who lived near the Place de Vosges. Mr. A. lost no time in calling UKn bim, and after a few moments' observation the surgoon declared tbat he would have to be trepanned. Ths patient submitted with a bi.d giace, and in a vary short time the skilh'ul operator made a cir cular tnoislon In the skull, which he lifted off like the crust of a pie. He then care fully extracted the brain and placed It on a sort of dlsb, which he Immediately cov ered with a bell glas, and stuck on ths knob of ths cover a label with his patient's nam and addreua. The operation over, the surgeon aald with exquisite politeness "Monsieur, you see what a bad state your brain Is in; ootno again In a fortnight, and yon will find It carefully cleaned and reno vated." "But a fortnlght-thafs a long tlmel" However, the surgeon was inex orable, and Mr. A. took his leave. . When the time had evplred the brain, ready cleaned and done np afresh, waited to be fetched by Its owner, who failed to torn np. A month passed two months sis months a year, and still he cam not. One day, as the surgeon was taking a stroll In ths Chairrps-Eiyees, he perceived Mr, A. In the crowd. He appeared very cheer ful, and did not at first recognise the doc tor. "But," said the latter, "dont yon re member that yea left your brains at my house7""0, yes; perfectly wul".WeU, why dont yon come and fetch themrM Mr, A. good-bunioredly replied: "Mo, thank you 1 1 don't want them 1 1 have got a Gov eminent appointment" SMUGGLING A CORPSE. . How a Dead Ksm Was Breaght Proa Florida to Jersey City, K. J., la a Sleep, . Ing Car. , . Washington Republican. V "I wonder how soon he will be shipped back by express?" meditated a railroad man last night, as a muffled np figure passed painfully along the platform of the Baltimore & Potomao Depot on its way to the southern express. "Do you see many Florida invalids coma bach that way?" asked a reporter. "From three to five a week in good sea sons, and sometimes as many as that in a . day. Some die on the way there, and a few on the return trip; but at the place cracked up as consumption cures the cof fin trade is lively', I tell you, while th carers' are called embalmers, and go down there every season with ths rush of slek men and women. They pick out their , likely early victims as soon as they see them. I used to run a sleoper down there; that's how I know." "Does it cost as much to bring back th dead as it did to take them down?" ' "Just about double. . You sea there's ths care that's got to be taken of the coffins. They are not made like Saratogas, and a break-up would be very awkward. ' And then there's the permits that have to b got to pass the corpses through each State, and some charge high for allowing the bodies to go over their boundry lines." "Do you always get penults?" "When we know there Is a corpse on board we do, because all concerned would be liable to arrest the next time we passed into the Btate." , . "But you could scarcely be Imposed up on, except in the ense of medical subjects, I suppose!"' , "I guess not easily, because a man must be pretty mean who would crowd his wife's body Into a cask, and certainly no woman would serve ber husband so, however badly she might have treated him when he was about and well. But I remember one case where we brought a corpse nearly all th way in a sleejier and never knew It till we got to Jersey. You see a poor sick man hi charge of two friends got on at Jackson ville. He was very far gone, and I ex pected to have to leave the party at one of the towns we passed through. But when no such thing happened I did not trouble; only thought I'd missed my guess for one. The party occupied a whole section, and refused to let the porter make the beds up, and they kept to their seats all the way. At last the sick man was never seen to move, and the other two seemed to be very attentive to bim, one of them fanning bun nearly th whole way; at least whenever I passed through I would i the fan agoing. The sick man did not seem to have much of an appetite, but then, that was nothing strange. Well, all went along all right until we got to near where they had to get off. Then th por ter came to me, and I could see a big bill sticking out of his pocket. He said as how the sick man would need carrying out, and would I lend ban my rug to sling him In. The next time I passed the party ther was a strong smell of some sort of scent In that part of th car. The porter had helped them put the rag under the sick man, and when the train stopped at their town the tbreo carried bim out on It They did not have to supxrt bis back, and his legs did not draw. I started to look In his face, but on of his friends accidentally pushed bis hat down over his eyes, and I did not see anything but his undorjaw, and that was hanging. That man was dead. He had not lived more than half aa hoar after he got on the car. I got it all from the porter long after, though he denied that there was anything out of the way at the time. The friends had decided that tbey would not let on about what had hap pened for fear of being stopped, and hav ing a lot of bother with getting permits and certificates of the causo ot death and all that. That was the only corpse I ever carried without a coffin that I kuow of." DISEASE GERMS. t The Astonishing- Invention of a Philadel phia Doctor. Philadelphia Becord. It requ'res a first-class microscope to find bacteria and, dissenting scientists claim, a first-class imagination also. Bacteria are alleged to be germs ot dis ease, and the German doctor who discov ered them has been balled as one of ths greatest benefactors of mankind of this generation. A Philadelphia doctor now claims that he has invented a trap in which he can capture these infinitesimal germs as flies are caught in a fly-trap. This cu rious contrivance is the invention ot Dr. W. H. Webb, of Nurth Sixteenth street, who bos Uon many occasions in the dead hours of the night tested It hi th streets, and baa captured enough of these deadly germs to show that we breathe anything but a healthy atmosphere. He recently obtained permission from th Mayor to set his trap In th gallery of a crowded hall, and the result was appalling. H declines to explain the details of his Invention In advance of th publication of an article upon the subject, which he Is writing for a medical journal. As soon as this appears he purposes to send specimen traps to prominent European and Ameri can scientists, so tbat the value of bis dis covery may be fully tested, . WOMEN'S WORK. . Tli Tanks Alio ted to Weaten la Varioa Parts of th World. ', Buffalo Kxprees. In fJermany women do most of the menial out-of-door work. Switzerland Is the only country in Con tinental Europe where peasant women art not obliged to do all th hard work. A woman was seen recently in Naples carrying a coffin on her head, chatting gayly with a man who walked empty handed at ber side. . . Not unfrequently a woman and a now art seen together pulling' - a coal cart through th streets ot a North German city, a man touching them ap, gently to be gar, with a whip aa be walks besid them. . In Denmark It Is not unusual lo tee a women high up In a cherry tree picking th fruit while a man lies at th foot, waiting to place th ladder when she be ready to com down with ber harden. ' , . "In upper Austria," writs a correspond eat, "I saw a very pretty young girl car rying th mortar up to the second story ol a building, while a man waited ther to put it In place when she arrived." ' '. ' ' A correspondent : reports having seen woman In Holland arawttrtWaltoal boat, bant nearly double wills sh leathern har ness aash trudged VSjlosig th tow-path, a man sitting at bis ease In th boat amok-big.