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FAMOUS FIVE-HORNED QIRAFFE.
Vf A new species of giraffe—one with five ms—has been discovered in the Uganda otectorate. Sir Harry Johnston, head the British expedition into that coan y, writes that several specimens of this ■w species of giraffe have been shot by m and one of the members of his oom iny. Of these specimens two are males id two are females. The females have only three horns, while both of the • ales are equipped with five. In coloration. Sir Harry says, the new giraffes so differ from those already known to exist in the animal world. I "OLD HICKORY'S'' MANNERS. caalon* When He .Manifeste! a Hl«h Decree of Grace an I PilUh. The Literary Era affords a character ic anecdote about Andrew Jackson lile in command in New Orleans: 'It is related that Edward Livings - ----- -..... «t l. whom Jackson had just appointed ; aid-de-camp, had invited him home dinner, und sent word to his wife, 10 had some fashionable ladies to îe with her. This news created cou rnatiou, and ttie young ladies whis .-ed to each other. What shall we do t ti:s wild General from Tenues fackson entered, erect, composed, ouzed, clad in his uniform of coarse le cloth and yellow buckskin, and 1 er appointments to correspond. He weil to the ladies magnificently, and arose. Mrs. Livingston came for rd to receive the distinguished guest, io met her with a dignity and grace ver surpassed, if equaled, conducted r to her seat on the sofa, and sat by r side. The fashionable creoles were nost dumb with astonishment. Dur ; dinner he conversed with the ladies an easy, agreeable manner, in the îe of society. He arose soon after i table and left the house with Mr. Kingston. As soon as they had gone î young ladies said to their e chorus: 'Is this your backwoods in? Why, madam, he is a pr This reminds us of passage in Mrs. ollo^o's caustic book" on American a, in which she said as few compli ■Jitary things as possible abcui our vntrymen as she found them in 1827. e notes, however, that her husband d son spent several days in Gen. ïksoTi's company while he was Jour ying from liis home in Tennessee to islilnglon after having been elected the Presidency. Mrs. Trollope states it the impression lie made upon these o Englishmen was very pleasing, and it both of them admired the dignity, 3 courtesy, and grace of his bearing vard all who met him. Jackson's inners, therefore, like Lincoln's liter ie style, must lie accepted as a fact, en though the origin of them cannot plausibly explained.—New York mmerrbil Advertiser. , «a»!* «I» J- — COLLEGE PROFESSOR'S WIT. lnmbia Univers Ijr Pedagogue Par ries 8tu lent*' Jokes. 'rof. Chandlc r of Columbia Unlver y holds an enviable position of popu ■ity iu the minds of the alumni of it institution, perhaps as much on •ountc.f h.s clever methods of turning de student jokes as for any other tsou. At the University club a few jnings ago in a group of Columbia n, says the New York Times, several sedotes were told illustrative of Prof, andler's ability In tills direction, t seems that one day some disgrun d member of tlie chemistry division iched the lecture room In good season d sought to create amusement by iting on the blackboard in a bold nd: "'Chandler is an ass." This had * desired effect, and suppressed tckling could lie heard around the an when the prfofessor entered a v moments later at the beginning of lecture hour. ...... KV..C bostess in u kwoods j ,, „ ____ ——— 'I % % « i ft u (k », £ III Vfc ff V "BDgrr As he walked to his desk." continued M au , ,' Vh ° , v y as tell!ns tbe 8tory ' the blackboard inscription caught bis eye. Most of us thought he would He sarcely hesitated a sec f 11 ' . at !** ked ov f r t0 the tx,ard - and iu . a hand if anything holder than the °^'' lal added tbe word 'driver.' The , " as instantaneous. A roar of ' aagt "f r greeted the clever touch, and Chandler had not-only got out of an a " k " ard Predicament, but had at the ■""* «"e add ed to his capital of pop cldeut reminded another of the . ,UeD , 0f , the tlme When SOme ' wLi ? CÜ1T ®, d h ! t0 the chemistry li ,. 100,11 <i jottle of vlle-sinelling liquid concocted specially for the pur pose in the laboratory. The atmosphere in the room when Prof. Chandler enter ed was well nigh unbearable. He de tected the odor almost before he had crossed the threshold, and, turning abruptly, locked the door and put the key In his pocket. Then, walking to the desk, he took his seat without the slightest show of annoyance and re marked: "Gentlemen, we will enjoy this together." . „ TI ,^ n .' fry , 0ffl ?' a V 8 Batl Break ' 8 a bunch of distinguished gen- 1 L " ;, 1 ' VirtUe ° f a PP° intlneI1 t by hls honor the mayor, the real things in the management of a big Institution, which is supported by city funds, who are not on the best of terms, officially or per sonally, with one another. Their offi cial gatherings are not love feasts. They had a meeting the other day, which was not publicly reported. This was one of the incidents: The chairman—Mr. M——, sit down, sir; you can't talk now. "Why can't I talk. Mr. Chairman?" "Because I say so, ain't that enough ?" "No, that Is not enough, and If I had a copy of Klrkman's Manual I'd soon show you how much you know." "What's that you say?" "It shows how to run these kind of things, so it does." "Sou mean Cushing's Manual; sit down."—Brooklyn Times. Hard Work Helps Irving's Genlns. It is In the perfecting of all the by play of his productions that Sir Henry Irving excels. He works as hard In training the humblest of his people as lie does ln bringing out tbe most telling points in his own part. He makes the mon take off their hats, and inspects the length of their hair. He It Is who arranges the proportionate elements of youth and age in the mob. Miss Terry Is of great assistance to him in planning a production. They discuss frankly at the rehearsals whether this or that pose or piece of business will lie more effective. She Is very particular about the music cues, and painstaking in the care with which she arranges that the fortissimo passages shall not come in at inopportune moments when they will drown her voice. When a man dies, hls widow doesn't forget In her great grief to arrange that her relatives shall ride tliat her relatives shall ride next to the hearse, and that his can come in at any old place. ! ____ I ——— LADS AMAZE LONDON. SHOW UNUSUAL APTITUDE FOR SPENDING MONEY. Bora of Tender Year* Rob Their Em ploiera and Enjor Real .Million i rea' Uoltdara aa Lons aa Their llt-Uot ten Fnnda Hold Ont. t- ; -------------------- tlc * et for Tarts. At Dover, however, he " * " ' ' _ _ , If the Chicago office boy has the rep utation of knowing a few things that are not In print, his British cousins are not as slow as the story books on this side of the water would have It appear. London has just experienced a little run of office boy kleptomania and I "milllonalring" which promises to hold Its breath for a while. The first of the series started In a broker's office In Bond street, when a 13-year-old boy disappeared with a cash box containing £70, Bpending It all in just six days. He left London with a first-class cket for Paris. At Dover, however, he found the channel to be choppy, and concluded not to cross. Heengaged two expensive rooms, paying a week in ad vance and tp nv tho lunHmiv that ha vance and telling the landlady that ue bad to await the arrival of his father, who was Immensely wealthy. He went to two theaters that first evening, tak-' had the best seats. But by morning Dover had palled on him. Tipping the housemaid with a sovereign, he told the landlady It didn't matter about tbe rent in advance—he would have to go to Brighton. This he did, first class, engaging other expen sive lodgings in which to await his rich parent. He made three small friends [at this seaside resort and he spent money for all of them for everything for J ust four Joyous days. Then, on the remaining £1 and odd shillings he w"" home to confession and punishment ..Another^boy, whose principal occupa , ° n ha f been weighing mall and lick lng on the ugly postage stamps of the kingdom, sickened of the taste of mucilage. He went to the office early one morning, broke open a box holding signed checks in blank, filled one In for £300 and cashed It at the bank, where he was well known. Then he romped away to do the millionaire act. He did this at the rate of £15 a dnv koenlmr on the move In*first-class carriage^most of the m class carriages most of the wTt TrnU of h t , he W K 0 S hf e- H ! • a trafii af money behind him and ' hen the | P° ,,c ® rou l nd t d hlm «P he was almost penniless, haring a sil ver cigarette case, a gold watch, a dia mond scarfpln, three rings and a re volver to show for hls £300. A solicitor's boy, 13 years old, found a purchaser for some confidential pa pers of value which were ln his em ployer's safe. Ostensibly the boy was acting for hls father In the sale and the "Innocent purchaser" wrote a check for £20 in payment. This check the boy neatly raised to £70 and cashed while he smiled sweetly on the teller. He was just one week running through his money. lie visited Shef field, Blackpool, Liveriiool and Preston, eating at the best restaurants, seeing six of the best plays from six of the best seats in the houses, having himself photographed six times, and yet sleep ing out of'doors for the whole week. At Blackpool he got some of hls mon ey's worth by drivlhg the horse hitched to a hired trap straight through the front window of a small shop. He paid the damages like a prince, however, and got out of town by the next train. And of all of them it is the opinion of the British public that these tempor ary millionaires had the real ones beaten to pulp on the spending of mon ey.—Chicago Tribune. Turtle Worship. At a place called Kotron, on the French Ivory coast, the natives believe that to eat or destroy a turtle would mean death to the guilty one or sick ness among the family. The fetich men, of which there are plenty, declare that two years ago a man went to sea fishing, ln the night hls canoe was thrown upon the beach empty. Three days afterward a turtle came ashore at the same place with the man on hls - -----— back ' alive and weU * Since that time they have never eaten or destroyed one the Y ot tbat spedcs. although they enjoy other species. If one happens now to be washed asbore there is a great commotion in the town. Firstly, the women sit down and start singing and beating sticks; next a small pleee of white cloth (color must be white) is placed on the turtle's back. Food is then prepared and plac ed on the cloth, generally plantains, rice and palm oil. Then, amid a lot of more singing, dancing and antics of the fetich people, it Is carried back into the sea and goes on its way rejoicing. —London Express. A Curious Barometer. A curious barometer is said to be used by the remnant of tbe Araucarlan race, wbicb inhabits the southernmost province of Chill. It consists of the cast-off 8beir of a crab. The dead shell Is white In fair, dry weather; but. Indi cating tbe approach of a moist atmos phere by the appearance of small red spots, as tbe moisture in tbe air in creases It becomes entirely red, and remains so throughout tbe rainy sea son. _ Joe Chamberlain. Joseph Chamberlain, at 65, In broad daylight, could very weU pass for ten yean younger, and at times he looks 1 positively youthful. The last two or three years have touched hls raven locks with gray, but hls figure 1 b as slim and alert as ever. I It la tbe long hours and short pay that make the average country-bred youth down on the farm. TOO MANY JOHN SMITHS. After Thirty Year*' Confnalon ThU On* I Channe.1 Hi* >ume* : John Smith has changed his name, j says the Philadelphia North American, j For thirty years he has been struggling to find out exactly who he. Is. Then It became too much for hltn, and yester day he went into the Fifth Court, j "There are too many of me In the j vrorld," be said, "and I want to be somebody else. When I go to work in the morning I'm never sure that some other fellow hasn't got my Job, and 1 asked tte court The applicant gasped. "That's the trouble. I've clean forgotten. Hold when I go home at night It's the same j * ' * sometimes I die, and sometimes I'm In j frf«»?* 1 ,??. t0 open my ,etter8 for fear of violating the postal laws. and whenever one of the.other fellows goes on a racket I have to pay the bills. It's got me going." "WelL which John Smith are you?" up. though." and he pullëi a bunch of papers from his pocket. "As near as I ___i f* can remember out and studying them gravelv "the last one I've got*tabs on fs John \vL lë^SmTth î^kkeT^'r îôrThePhlla^T that's me. ' "What do you want to change to? 1 ------ - 8 ° ? he said, sorting them Yes, I think "Well, I've figured out that Carroll will keep me out of trouble. 'Carroll W. Smith' Isn't so bad." "Why not try Nebuchadnezzar? That isn't such a common name." "No; I guess Carroll will do." The judge gave him the necessary diploma, and. with the first happy smile he had worn in thirty years, Carroll Wesley Smith, formerly John Smith, went off to get some cards engraved and to advertise to the world that he Is somebody else. BUST OF M'KINLEY. ThU I* Bald to Be One of HU Moat Faithful Portraits. One of the finest portraits of Presl dent McKinley In existence Is a bust recently finished by C. H. Niehaus, the the New York sculptor. Some time ago Mr. ? IIehaus was commissioned to make a bUSt ° f the PresldeDt ,n plaster for the temporary adornment of the Ohio So- on clet >' 8 Clubroom at the Waldorf-Asto rla . He lost hls fee b faI „ t0 have the bnst ready on time, but having be- her * having come interested in the subject, he went Ss ful her ing ber to I I BP-T or m'kimev. to Washington with the intention of making a bust of the President which would embody his best efforts. He se cured numerous sittings at the White House, and several photographs of the President's head and face. These he used ln making hls sculptured portrait, which has delighted all of the Presi dent's friends who have seen It. By them it is deemed worthy a place lu some public gallery. The picture pre sented herewith was reproduced from a photograph of Mr. Niehaus' work. Melba's Pencil Points. Mme. Melba has been relating some of her amusing experiences during her artistic career. In regard to audiences ' she thinks the English the least and the French the most demonstrative. for but up ing _ . . ° ne °' " er quaintest experiences was in Ru8S,a ' wbere a crowd of ladies walt ed for her at the stage door that she might sign some photographs. To her immense amusement no one .had brought the wherewithal; but at last a gentleman obligingly lent a pencil, which was afterward promptly broken up, aud the fragments divided among tbe ladles! One of Nature's Tricks. It Is well known that many insects bear a close resemblance to leaves, twigs and other things, and there is no doubt that this is for their protection against, or their concealment -from, their enemies. One of the most remark able cases.of this kind was recently made known to the Entomological So clety of London. It Is that of a spider ' that lives ln the rocks near Cannes. ! A certain kind of moths Inhabit the rocks also and their cases are to be found all abdut. It was noticed that the spider, when at rest, looked ex actly like one of the moth cases. and They Hadn't Made Up. "WelL" «aid he, anxious to patch up their quarrel of yesterday, "aren't you curious to know what's In the pack age?" "Not very,'' hls wife, still unrelenting, replied indifferently. "It's something for tbe one I love the best ln all the world." "Ah, I suppose It's those suspenders you said you needed." When a boy tries to catch a turtle, a bat or anything equally useless, don't disgust him by asking what he wants It foe. la ; I zfisa CAREER OF MISS ORMEROD. the girl or woman who com plains that the farm offers no fa cilities for Intellectual or scien tific pursuits, the successful and hon on j »table cwee*'of Misa Eleanor Ormerod' ybo died à few weeks ago at her resi j than'whoi"f S w mîZladXT'lthi woman * aa much for the ben efit of the Brlstlsh farmer. Her re searches saved millions of damages to the crops from Insect pests. Miss Onde rod began to interest herself .in ento mology aa far back as 1863, and In 1868 was awarded a medal by the Royal Horticultural Society for a collection of specimens, drawings, models, etc.. deStlons' From that day onward Mlss Ormerïïs woi uny onwara .viiss urmeroa 8 , l " J 881 8he "* °" ce - * p "'" kc,urer studies of economic entomology and her services to science and agriculture were persistent. In 1881 she accepted on econ MI1S hl.KANOB OKMKROI). ornlc entomology at tbe Royal Agrlcul tural College, and became consulting entomologist to the Royal Agricultural Society in the following year. Among the most Important of the books she published may be enumerated her "Handbook of Insects Injurious to Or chard8 and Bu <* Fruits" her "Report on the Warble Fly," and "On the In sects Causing tbe Finger and Toe Dts ease ln Tur 8 and * her "Textbook of Agricultural Ei"io Agricultural n,iuo Agricultural Ento mology, with a Practical Means of Pre venting Insect Ravages." A busy, use ful life has uow come to an end, but her work will remain, a benefit to agri culture and to science for all time. Hnw < neWotnnn > ake* a G od Income. This year I bave added another branch to my business. I have bad a number of pretty aquariums made ac cording to my Ideas, aud propose stock ing them to order. I have bred other Uttle animals suited to aquariums la my pools, and as I will have quite a num ber of them to sell this season 1 look forward to a big business and larger re turns than ever before. The first year that I sold fish, before froallTbegan to raise them for the purpose, however I cleared $00. The next year my profits mounted up to $«00. Last year, the second year of my venture, I made $1,500. That was a snug little Income for a woman who has a house of her own, and consequently no reut to pay;, but I am nnibitiou» to make two thou sand, and unless tbe unforseen hap pens I will make that amount this sea son. As to advising other women to take' up the breeding of goldfish as a liveli hood I should find it difficult to know just what to say. Fish, like other liv ing creatures, should be studied to be successfully managed, and unless a wo man Is willing to learn their habits— what Is good for them and what Is not —she should not attempt It.—Lafayette McLnws in the Woman's Home Com panion. Latest Virot Hat. This is a Virot hat. It is of strips of white felt, each overlaid with white mallnes. Black velvet drapes the brim £ and the wings are in black and white. Simpl- T otion* to Pn>-Ur the c kln. The difference In constitutions Is so great and the predisposing causes so varied that It Is Impossible to give a remedy for one that shall suit all. A simple and harmless one consists of: Precipitate of sulphur......one drachm Tincture of camphor........one drachm Glycerine..................one drachm Rose water ................ four ounces Apply as needed. A sulphur mixture taken Internally la effectively used ln combination with above lotion. The proportions are as follows: Powdered sulphur..........two ounces Cream of tartar..............one ounce Molasses.....................one pint Mix until Very smooth. Take a tabte spoonful three mornings In succession; then omit for three mornings and again for three more, until the mixture lias been taken nine mornings. After a week or ten days the doses may be re peated. Sulphur opens the glands of the «»tin and draws impurities to the surface, therefore It Is wise to wait until set tled warm weather before taking this old-fashioned remedy, as when the pores are open colds are more easily contracted. "Green" (or potash) soap la frequent ly employed to wash the face ln severe cases of pimple». The strong alkali con tained In It neutralises the oil of the skin. It will parch and wrinkle a dry skin, but a few applications often ma terially help to eradicate persiste»* comedones and acne. A llttlé toilet vin egar used after It will counteract the smarting If too severe. Steaming the face is to be commend ed In case of pimples and blackheads only—never for wrinkles. Its tendency Is softening and relaxing, therefore It induces the pores to yield up their hardened contents. After the skin has been thoroughly cleared of the blemishes under discus sion 'inassage Is often necessary to re fine the skin aud close the enlarged pom« which have been distended by the retained secretions. A little simple tincture of benzoin, dropped slowly in -rose water until it becomes milky in appearance is excel lent as an astringent.—Stella Stuart In Ledger Monthly. Savins Thins*. There Is an old saying, "Three moves are as good as a fire," In the filtering out of household goods and the lessen ing thereof. Applied to the multiform savings of the attic and cellar the sen tence Is literally true, for no one. how ever courageous, can move often and carry along the vast accumulations which the Raving man or woman will heap together. The sensible woman Is the woman who wlU'consider all these things when any article from kitchen to drawing room Is about to be banished from Its original use . All tbe tenets of economy will arise before her and cry, "Save," but, on Hie other hand, she should mar shal an array of eommon-sens'e argu ment, and she should never, however great the temptation, yield to saving anything which has not at least half its usefulness still undissipated. VeWet Bracelet* W.irn. Fifty years ago the belles of Paris used to wear coquettlsbly a black vel vet bracelet, and no one who did not possess one could be considered fash ionable. Tbe ultra-fasblonable» of tbe present day have revived the style. The up-to-date bracelet, however. Is a more stylish affair than Its predecessor, hav ing loops and ends edged with diamond ° r pearI ferre,s han *ïlng «mm the left wrUt ' whlle a Wzarre ornament clasps ,b * hnud ,t8eIf dose rouud thu arK1 - Nothing shows off a white hand better than black velvet aud the same may lie said of the black velvet neckband which Is also In favor, studded with Jeweled ornaments or art nouveau flowers. French women rarely appear decollette without some form of a band around tbe throat, usually a tucked piece of tulle or velvet the same shade as tbe dress. he Kmrm • cy Girl. The emergency girl is a valuable ad dition to the camping-out party. It Is not always necessary. In these days of much distribution In print of good sug gestions, to be original in discovering a way out qf a dilemma, so much as to be observing and to remember and apply what one gathers up. Such a girl at a camp cottage recently distinguished herself by evolving ice cream with the aid of an old nail keg. Ice and a glass fruit Jar used as a freezer, says Har per's Bazar. To be sure, she had to take tbe freezer out of the Ice every little while to stir It with a long-bladed knife In lieu of anything better, but in the end a delicious lee was evolved that, eaten lu the heart of the woods, was pronounced perfection. A Seashore Necessity. A generous supply of witch hazel should go Into the outing outfit, partic ularly If one's destination Is the sea shore. Its use for the sunburn that comes from sea bathing Is especially valuable. Bathe the face and arms freely with it, its properties being not only to relieve the first burn, but to harden the skin, making It less sensi tive to future similar Inflictions. A lo tion recommended for ordinary tan Is made from a pint of rosewater, half on ounce of pulverized borax, and an ounce of strained lemon juice. With this mixture the skin may be freely bathed after exposure to the sun. Hisch Heel* a Menace. High heels, which are considered to be responsible not only for corns and bunions, but also spinal troubles and other diseases, are no modern Inven tion. High-heeled shoes were first worn at the court of Louts XIV., and as the heels were as much as five inches hi gh walking was not only difficult, but palnfuL Then, as now, women knew that "pride must be pinched." and, ac cordingly, they stuck to their high heels and bore the pain with a brav ery which was worthy of a better cause. Not aa Yoar Ufa. Even the woman who la a chronic bargain-hnnter doesn't select a hus band who la reduced.—Philadelphia Record