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JOHN KEATS. COot. t*\ lTto-Oo*. St, ISM.} Warn Haws e!ui lire's time no other veteel Bear Ba fssh, sonorous, magical and clear As Ma, whose birth Its centuried mile stane Pne> bom, adorable, wide worshiped Keats. Bis to she master's touch wbsre high thoughts ■Ji mil faacifally, as If by Ariel: ■kakaspaare might) praise, aad faroff .Seahylns Vtad la hia Unas the joy that captures ua. Vbara are no "spirits" os earth "sow sojourn tbe latobet even of his lyre's string; ■a looker "on a peak ln Darlen" stolid sea bis equal with tha eons of men. Bbm*t be craved and bore tbe cross to seek. Crystalled with romance, yet divinely Oreek, aTar beauty he the shafts of scorn defied And, priest supreme, at her fair altar died. bNI poet, poets still thy puro wine quaff; pot upon "water" rents thy apttaph: While the firm mountains and the sky endure thy unique immortality is sure. \' —Joel Benton iv Now York Bus. A FATHER'S SIN. f Among all who knew him Silas Marston bore tho character of a stern, hard man. But a stranger might have read bis nature te bis face—ln the cold gray eyes, tbln, •lotely compressed Hps and severe aspect. His neighbors tn Bardslcy said he never Smiled. Certainly ho smiled very seldom •nd laughed even less frequently. No frivolity of any kind bad he ever allowed to creep Into his life. His nature did not Mqnlre relaxation. Music, dancing, play going, cricket, football, golf, skittles—he aeorned them all. Life was too serious for Such follies. In one cboractorlstlo be took the great est pride. Never in his rooollectlon had he willingly broken his ward. Perfectly straightforward in all his doalings, soru- Sulously honest, be had marked out for imself a line of conduct from which ho never diverged, and he expected his family to walk along the same rigid chalk mark With steps as unfaltering as his own. The severe home discipline galled his only son terribly. Wben a lad is forbid den any amusement more exciting than •n occasional lecture at the assembly rooms, It would be strango if he did not rebel. Tom Marston revolted, and the oo resequences were serious. He visited the theater. Some busybody aaw bim and told his father. Silas Mars ton did not storm, desperately angry though he was. That was not his way. "Theaters ore catohpits," he said. "If you go again, I will turn you out of doors." Tom knew—none better—thnt his father would most assuredly do as he said, and for nearly 12 months he avoided tho ban ned building on Eardslev Green. But one morning a comrade jeered at him and dared him to go. That night he broke Silas Marston's law for tbe second time, •nd again hn was found out. On his re turn his father met him at the door. "You hovo been to tho theater," ho said ln tbe calm, cold, equable voice which he habitually used, whether angry or pleased. "What money have you?" In fear and trembling Tom produced bis purse and counted its contents with nervous fingers. "Sev-sevcn and ninepence, father," he faltered Silos Marston placed two sovereigns ln the boy's shaking hand. "Take those and go," be said. "I dis own you." He opened the door. Next moment the motherless boy was in the street —without • home. If Silas Marston were ln any way dis turbed by his son's absence, he gave no outward sign of It. Ho went to his busi ness just as regularly as bofore and wns as constant in his attendance at church. To all inquiries, which were many, his an swer was tlio same: "He disobeyed me, and I sent him away." What had becomo of the lad he did not know. Ho had kept his word, and the satisfaction thus derived was strong enough to silence his conscience—at least ■o it appeared. Seven months had passed. It was tiie last day of the Leeds winter assizes. Silas Marston had been summoned on the jury. Tbe last case on tho calendar was one of forgery. Tho clerk called out the name of "Joseph Taylor," and the jailer brought, up his prisoner, a lad of IT, poorly clad •nd apparently half starvod. He trembled as he stepped lo the front of the dock, and his faco, ns he glanced furtively uhout, was deathly pale. Suddenly as his gaze rested on the jury box he staggered, clutched at the dock railings and clung convulsively, while his face alternately paled and crimsoned. So be remained, with eyes cost down. Had a curious spectator been watching Ellas Marston closely he might have seen that juryman's cold eyes dilate and his lips part slightly, whilo an ashen pallor overspread his features. But those signs of agitation were only momentary. He aoverlng himsalf iaan Instant, Silas folded bis arms, and, leaning buck, starod at the boy with stony eyes that revealed no in terest •whatever. Doubtless il was a great Victory. Counsel for the prosecution opened the ease agoinst the wretched lad. Tho nc oused, he said, had been in the employ ment of Messrs. Clifford & Rice as er rand boy. It was also his duty to sweep np the counting house. A forged check for £75, in favor of Mr. Darley, with whom the Arm had dealings, had been presented •t Clifford & Rice's bankers and cashed. When it was discovered that several forms were missing from a checkbook, suspi cion fell upon the prisoner, who hnd access to tbo drower where the book was kept and had been seen ln the company of a no torious criminal —not in custody. He was accused and searched, when three blank forms, next in sequence to that whioh had Been oashed, wi re found upon him. The body of the chock had not boon filled up by the accused, nor did he present it. but he was charged with forging Messrs. Clif ford & Rice's siguoture and the indorse ment, both uf which were excellent imita tions and must have been copied from genuine signatures. The boy was asked to plead. Ho stam mered something unintelligible and burst into tenrs. The gentleman who had beon requested hy the court to defend him rose hastily and pleaded "not guilty" on his behalf. Silos Marston frowned. "It's waste of time," he muttered to his neighbor on tho left, the foreman of tbe Jury. "Ithiuk it is," rejoined that gentleman, "but let tho boy have a chance." ' Counsel for tho prosecution oalled wlt ness after witness, whoso evldenoe made it abundantly clear that the accused was guilty, but that ho had been the dupe of an elder criminal, who had escaped with the plnr.de.-. Counsel for the defense, finding himself nnablo to contest the evidence, appealed to tho court. "I ouderktund,'' bu said, "that the pris oner was rent away from home only a fow ■tooths ago to sink or swim. He had dis obeyed bta father, • man of considerable mains, who turned htm out of doors. I do *WPm ' f, i "" >t s aaa's T feelings ..When ha learns the consequeooea of Me unnatural conduct, and I maintain, gentlemen of tha Jury, that it la be who should be standing In the clock and not hia son.' 1 Silas Man ton east down hit eyas. "The prisoner," continued tbe learned gentleman, "wben on tha brink of starva tion, fell la with a man, whose name haa bean mentioned, and who may yet have to answer for hia share ln tbis crime. For motives of hia own, this roan took pity on him and fed Mm. It wns be wbo induced bim to apply to the prosecutors for the ait nation of errand boy under an alias, and It was ln obedience to his oemmaud tbat the aodnsed obtained the blank checks and letters bearing the necessary signa tures. The prisoner could not refuse. His gratitude forbade. "Tbat tbe boy'snatuie ia honorable and scrupulous I havo proof. His father tuned hlra out of doors to starve, yet I have failed to persuade him to reveal that stony hearted father's name and address. He has refused to bring disgrace upon his un natural parent by revealing his own name to his counsel. I have nothing more to add, gentlemen, except to ask you to take into account all the circumstances of this case. If the accused's father—the real criminal—oonld be called as a witness, it would relieve my feelings to examine him." He sat down. Tbe judge summed np In a sentenos and tamed to the jury, as if expecting an immediate verdiot of "guilty." It was not forthcoming. Whispers passed to and fro lathe jar? box. Silas Marston took no part in the discussion. He had written his verdict on a slip of paper and handed it to tbe foreman. It waa "guilty." Having done his duty, he had apparently no further Interest in the mat ter. '' Well, gentlemen?'' exolalmed the judge In some surprise. "We oan't agree," said the foreman. "Then you bad better retire," was the onrt rejoinder. The jury at once filed oat of the box and followed an official to tbe room set apart for them. "Come, Mr. Maydae," said the fore man, addressing an elderly gentleman of benevolent appearance, "you are the only dissentient. We can add a rider recom mending the boy to mercy, bat on tbe evi dence we must find him guilty." "Certainly," added Silas Marston ln his most severe tone. '' The prisoner bas broken the law, and be mast suffer the penalty. He ought to consider himself fortunate that he Is living at the end of tbe nineteenth century. It Is not so long since tho penalty of forgery was death." Mr. Maydae turned upon him ln great Indignation. "For shame, sir! I thank God that those horrible days are past. And you, sir, ought to thank your Maker for giving you a different father from tbe brnte who brought this poor boy into tbe world. I say he ought not to be made responsible, and I refuse to convict him. Gentlemen," ho wont on, addressing the jury generally, for Silas Marston avoided bis gazo, "I ask you to acquit the prisoner in mercy to the miserable wrefcoh who turned him adrift, for if you do not nothing will save that man from condemnation wben he stands before the Great Judge on the last day." Pausing, he laid his hand on Silas Mars ton's shoulder and again addressed him, "Are you a father, sir?" "Yes," faltered the wretched man. Ha was not prepared for Mr. Maydne'a sadden ! attack, and the armor of cold self right- ] oousness and self approval ln which he j had so long Incased himself was anything l but proof. "I find It hard to believe yon," Mr. May due rejoined. " But If you really have a child picture it tn the prisoner's plaoe and let your heart incline to mercy." Silas Marston sat down and covered his face with bis hands. He was beginning to awake. "Friends," Mr. Maydae resumed, turn ing to his fellow jurytnon, "I ask you to find this boy not guilty. Let him have another chance. Be more merciful than his miserable father. Let that wretch an swer for his neglect and ornelty himself. Don't let us do anything that may con strain us to stand beside him when he Is called to account. Temper justice with mercy and let the boy go." "You plead well, sir," answered the foreman, "but I am of Mr. Marston's opinion. Tbe boy Is guilty, and it is our duty to fine) him so. Mercy la the judge's prerogative. The most we can do Is to rec ommend it. Are you ill, slrP" The question was addressed to S"er Marston. He lifted his hend. His mouth and eyelids were twitching. He could not answer. At last he was awake. "Mr. Marston Is 111," tho foreman went on. "Come! Let us settle this matter and go homo. Now, Mr. Maydue, 11 of us aro ln fovor of a oonvlctlon"— "No, no!" Interrupted Silas Marston ln great agitation. "What! Hos he won you over?" "Yes. God help and forgive met lam the boy's father. All Mr. Maydue has said is truo. I drove him from home. I failed lv my duty. Let him go, I implore you!'' The tears were streaming down Silas Marston's face now. His stubborn will was broken. Mr. Maydue broke the long silence which followed that amazing ap peal. "What Is the verdict to be?" ho asked. "Not guilty," answered tlio foreman ln a husky voice. Five minutes afterward Tom Marston was froo. The judge discharged htm with out comment. He had long ceased to be surprlsod at the vagaries of jurymen. It is almost needless to add that the newly awakened father took bis son home.—Tit- Bits. NOBODY'S BROTHER. A Confusing Case of a Kan With a Jag and a Woman With Wheels. A big, good natnred looking fellow sal on the rati near the cathedral and dreamily watched t ho men at work on tbe gas main. He hnd a jag. As ho nodded drowsily a wild looking middle aged woman appeared bofore him and laid a hand on his shoul der. It never feazod him. Looking up, with a smile, he said: "How ore ye? Sit down." The woman stared an instant, then in sisted ou bin going to ono of the priests aud signing tho pledge. "Oh. no," he said, with a short laugh. "I'm havln too much fun. Sit down." Apparently he bad never seen the wom an before, and he asked her who she was. " You-ar'o my brother," sho said. He stared. "Oh, uo, I ain't," he said decidedly. "Yore off. I ain't nobody's brother." The wild look in her eye sobered him. She dragged him finally into the yard of tho priests' residence, and hy this time half a hundred curious poople had collect ed. Suddenly wrenching himsolf looso, he scaled tho iron fence. Sho was as quick as ho. His jag delayed him. Running out tho gate, she caught him again. Two po licemen came along at this instant and luld hands on the pair. The big fellow laughed. "This," said he, "is a good thing. Pur sued by a woman and pinched by coppers and I wasn't r.ayin a irord to none o' yoz." The woman explained to the officers thai tbe man wad her brother. Ho sworu hu hud never seev her before. "Why, M's sposterous," he said. "} never saw her in my life. Now, it she was a man, Jjojild smash her in_tho faca But XiOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORXFNG. FEBRUARY 22, 1898. she ain't a man; she's a woman, and what're ye goin to dof" Over at the police station it developed that the woman was crazy and only Imag ined tho man was her brother. She was locked up and he was turned loose. As he walked away ho turned around to Sergeant Horn and laughed. "Say," he said, "It's a good thing. Ain't, it tho worst ye ever see? I'm goin back again and see what else I kin find." Twenty minutes later he was again sit ting on the railing dreaming.—St. Paul Globe. AMERICAN ENGLISH. Its Variations Noted In the Different States of the Union. A boarding schr.nl or a college, drawing students from various parts of the coun try, is an excellent place to gather dialoot material and to have one's own dialoot pointed out to bim. Sometimes a whole scries of variant forms will be brought out by the mention of one. A girl from Ohio is surprised to hear ono from southern Mlohlgan say hurry up! She says hurry on, as docs also a young woman from Marquette, Mich., while others from Man istee and Champion, Mich., say hurry baok, for the same thing. Skoot or skoot out means "got off in a hurry." and sug gests various dialectic and slang expres sions for the some idea; hit the grit (North Carolina); hit the rood (Texas, Colorado, California); hike (Delaware, Pennsyl vania, Ohio), also used as a call to horses (southern and western Pennsylvania) and to oxen (Texas); hike out (Colorado, Tex as), also a call to horses (southern and western Pennsylvania); pike out (western Pennsylvania, northern Michigan, Minne sota); hyper (Ne\* Hampshire, Vermont). Similarly, different feeling for a word may be brought out; quit, meaning stop, Is said te bo ln good use ln west oentral Illi nois; to me, brought up in Michigan, It is a child's word or used iv certain restrlotod senses, for example, "to quit work"; whereas friends in Massachusetts ore not familiar with it at all. Teachers, ministers and physicians go ing to other parts of the country are in a position to notice unfamiliar forms of speech, and they will do well not to con tent themselves with condemning them; they should rather take pains to note them down before their ears get so much accus tomed to thorn that they no longer scorn strange. However comical it may sound to you at first to hear any one say he had "ranked the wood" (Pennsylvania), that the head of a "lifer" (convict condemned for life, Jackson, Mich.) was "healed" (swollen or sore, Iron Gate, Va.), or that a candldato will "win out" (Chicago), "again" (various places ln tho midland) if he gets the Irish vote, all these will bo natural enough and possibly you will be using them yourself before you pack your "turkey" (lumberman's bundle, or travel ing bag In general) and "flit" (move away, Pennsylvania; also used by Fields to his life of Hawthorne.) —Chautauquan. INVENTOR OF THE AIRBRAKE. The Thing That Started Weitlnghouse on the Road to Fortune. A numbor of years ago a Pennsylvania Inventor wanted to sell McKee Rankin, i the actor, a large interest in a patent air brake for railways for a small sum. Tho actor did not feel like Investing, even on the solemn assurance of the confident In ventor that the apparatus was graatly needed, but he has always wished he had advanced the sum offered, for the young inventor was George Westingbouso, and the airbrake has proved one ot the most important and valuable inventions of tho century. Westinghouse is like Edison ln his capacity for hard work. After a day spent ln directing the great commercial organizations of which he Is the head he goes to his laboratory and private shop to conduct the experiments which it la his delight to carry on. To such a man the invention of the airbrake was merely a step in tho oareer of fertile planning nnd investigation. When his brake was well started on the high road to success, he turned to tho steam engine and brought out a practically new type ln that field. By the time this engine was placed on tho market electricity was attracting the attention of inventive minds throughout the country. Westinghouse viewed the situation and decided that tbe then com mon use of low tension, continuous our- rents, while good for incandescent light ing and power purposes on circuits of lim ited extent, was unsatisfactory for longer circuits. He looked forward Into the fu ture of electrical distribution of power and saw that high tension alternating cur rents would prove tho most Important in a few years. So he bought up the loading foreign and domestic patent ln this branch of electrical development, thon neglected, and went to work Improving and perfect ing his apparatus.—Boston Transcript. How r* Doctor Cares Hiccoughs. Dr. J. Frank Lydston is inclined to make a joke of tho story that a man was cured of hiccough by lemonade. It seems a certain Judge J. D. Rose of Curryville, Mo., was dying of hiccough. W. H. Sis trunk, a grocer of Louisville, telegraphed the judgo to sip lemonade at regular in tervals, with the result that he soon re covered, although he had been given up by three doctors. •'The only plausible explanation," said Dr. Lydston, "is the shock the man got on receiving such a mossage from the state of Keutuoky. Ho perhaps got well to got rid of taking lemonade. "There is no scientific explanation of tbe cause or cure for hiccough," went on tho doctor. "We say it is a violent and Irregular contraction of tbe diaphragm. But it often comes on without apparent cause and goes as mysteriously. "I always oure myself of hiccough by holding tho ends of my two index fingers ns close as I can without allowing them to touch. In that way I concentrate my mind so closely on the fingers I forget the hiccough. It may be the surprise ot re ceiving a telegram on suob a subject from one unknown helped to dispel the muscu lar paroxysm, or It might he a mere coin cidence that tbo hiccough stopped wben tho man began drinking the lemonade. Or he may havo got it along tho line of mental suggestion."—Chloago Tribune. A Difference. A man who does not grow old as fast aa some of his friends Is at a certain disad vantage in their presence. It is related ot Emlle Augier, a French author, that on a publio occasion an old, bent, broken man seized his hand and exclaimed: "Why, how ore you, old fellow?" Augior, who showed very little of tho effeots of advancing years, seemed somo what token aback. " Why, don't you know me, old boy? Wo woro classmates!" Augier greeted bim affectionately and then went on, remarking to other friends who were prosont: "Well, I knew that man was Just my age, but I didn't dream I was his!" — Youth's Companion. It the wicked flourish onn tnon sunor, b« not discouraged. Thoy ore fatted for destruction; thou art dieted for health.— Fuller. Tlio heaviest ruin ever recorded in Great Britain was in Argyle, Dec. 7, IS63—seven Inches in 94 hours. RENIERI DI ROCCHI'S TALE Illustrative of Lombroso's School of Criminology STUDY OF HEREDITARY TAINT The Effects of the Union of Normal Stupidity With a Race Whose Members are Brilliant, But Exhibit Tendencies te Pyscho. .ethical Anomalies nereoity is n ooneplcuous feature ln the theory of criminal anthropology held by the echool of which Lombroso is the lead er, aud Lombroso's Arohivlo di Pliohiatrht contains In a rocont Issue an articlo Illus trating it. It is a story by Renierl di Roocbt of three generations of an Italian family. D., whoso family since the early years of the sixteenth oentury had pro duced only commonplace men and women, married V., whose ancestors, immediate and remote, had been brilliant men and women, With here and there a physical taint that often took the form of ophthal mia and of a degeneration affecting tha skin, while others had exhibited psycho ethical anomalies. D. was normal and undistinguished, like all his recent ances tors, and was manifestly the Inferior of his wife. She Inherited the brlllioncy of hor rooe, gathered about hor an intellec tual society and sometimes wrote verse. Her letters to D. were clever and oharm ing, though not marked with strong evi dences ot affection. D.'s ohlof defeot as a husband was a certain Infirmity of temper, marked by occasional outbursts of anger. Six children were born to this pair. One son showed great brilliancy and fond ness for study, so that he promised to make a name ln the world of solenoe or of letters, but he was early overtaken by blindness through tbe Inherited taint, and he died at 60 undistinguished. The sec ond was a "mattold," ln the language of Lombroso and his school. He was olever, but utterly without application. Satiric poetry was his passion. He took to drink and to play, thus exhibiting the psyoho ethical taint of his mother's family, and died at 60 from the result of overindul gence In the course of a too rapid life. The father's infirmity of temper took with this child tbe form of marked Impulsiveness. The third child, a daughter, was distin guished for extreme sensibility and sweet ness of character. She was affectionate, charitable and self sacrificing. She lost her husband and her daughter, however, within a month and became a mad hypo chondriac thus exhibiting tbe mental taint of the mother's family. Two other daughters Inherited the father's norn.il character and apparently not his infirmity of temper, as they are dismissed with a line. The sixth ohild, a boy, Inherited traits of both parents in a marked degree. He was warmly affectionate, and his moral sense was highly developed; but, like the father, he was Irascible and at times driven to exhibitions of great anger by trifle*. He developed palpitation of the heart toward 80. The Inherited literary bent of the mother's family took In him the form of gTaphomania. He married an unusually sweet naturod woman, not of Italian blood, and died at 40, leaving a ■on and a daughter of tender years. Here began the third generation. The daughter was a girl of rare Intellectual gifts and amazing confidence ln her own judgment. Premature old age overtook her at 80. She, too, was a graphomanlac, and before she was 95 yean old she had written many romances, for the most part politico-religious. She wrote with no wish for fame, but merely to put Into words her opinions and conceptions of life. She re fused indeed to seek a publisher for her writings. The brother, before reaching the age of 18, had written many romances, dramas, poems and sociological studies. He, too, was a graphomaniao, and he pub lished nothing save a few occasional poems. Of four others ln the third generation one was gifted, but be became a drunkard. A second showed no marked anomaly, and a third was unintelligent and abnormal. Thns tbe marriage of D., the scion of a normal and stupid race, with the brilliant but tainted U., gave to the world a strange succession of brilliant eooentrics, hypo chondriacs, mattolds and drunkards. HE CORNERED MOSBY. Bnt the Excitement Overcame Him, and the Famoos Guerrilla Escaped. The late Captain Oscar Taylor was born in Poughkeepsle ln 1818. When the war broke out, he organized and equipped at his own expense Company F of th© Thir teenth New York volunteers and was made captain of tho company. Ho hatl Been a lot of active service in command of scouting parties in Virginia when in 1863 he got after tho guerrilla chief, Mosby. Eventually he located his man at a farm house near the Fairfax road and surround ed tho place. A roughly dressed man tried to run away from the house, but was shot down. As ho fell several women ran out screaming, and picking up the man car ried him into the house, barring tho door behind them. When the door was opened, one of tho women told tbo troops thoy had shot n Union soldier, but one who knew Mosby entered the house and found the guerrilla in a Union uniform under a bed. Leaving Mosby there, the soldier rushed out to report his find. He was particularly elated, for the reason tbat a reward of $100,000 had been offered for Mosby, dead or alive, on account of his many atrocities. Leaving the man alone even for a moment proved a fatal mistake. The news of tbe capture was so exciting to Captain Taylor, who had been on the hunt for four days without sleep, that ho fell from his horso, suffering from a stroke of paralysis. Tho fall of their captain throw the troop into confusion. Thoy supposed ho had been wounded, and whllo they wero working over him they poid no attention to a seem ingly doorcpit old woman who hobbled away from tho house on tho arm of an at tendant. A llttlo later the sound of horses galloping down the trail somo distance from the house roused tho troop, but when thoy searched for Mosby they learned thot he and not an old woman bod hobbled awny.—New York Sun. Revenge Beforehand. "Just as I expected," said tho strug gling young genius, opening a lotter from tbe editor. "He says my poem is 'very good,' and he accepts it, but 'under the circumstances' ho doos not 'feel justified in allowing moro than $1 for it,' which sum he'begs to inclose.' When he finds out it's nn aorostio conveying the state ment that the editor is a stingy old cuss, ho won't think he got that poem bo blamed choap, after all, gol ding him I"—Chicago Tribune What liuskin Might Have Been. In somo reminiscences of Mr. Buskin a contributor tn Tho Young Man describes a visit ho paid to lirantwood a few years ago. "If I had followed the true bent of my mind," said Mr. Ruskin to his visitor, "I should have been a civil engineer. I should more, pleasure In planning bridges and sea breakwaters than in prais ing modern pointers." And with a sigh —adds the writer, whether in earnest or in fun I could not say, for it was a most diffi cult matter at times to tell whether he wus serious—ho said, 'Whether literature and art have been helped by mo I know not, but this I do know—that Kngland has lost In mo v second Telford." —Westminster Bozette. LIFE IN JAPAN. Advantages of the Common Workers In the Land of the Mikado. Wlth ns tho common worker Is Incom parably less free than tho common worker ln Japan. The Japanese man of the peo ple—tho skilled laborer, able to underbid without effort any western artisan in tho same line of Industry—remains happily independent of both shoemaker anil tai lors. His foot, are good to look at, his body is hnolthy und his heart is free. If ho do gtrot to travel 1.000 miles, he can get ready for his journey in five minutes. Ills wbolo outfit need not cost 75 cents, and nil his haggngo can ho put into a handkerchief. On $10 ho can travel simply on his ability to work, or he can travel as a pilgrim. You may reply that any savage can do the same thing. Yes, but any civilized man cannot, and the Japanese has been a highly civilized man for st loast 1,000 years; hence bis present capacity to threaten western manufacturers. We havo been too muoh accustomed to associate this kind of hide pendent, mobility with the llfo of our own beggars and tramps to havo any just con ception of Its intrinsic moaLeVig. Your Japanese tramp takes his hot bath dally If he has a fraction of a cent to pay for it, or bis cold bath if ho has not. In bis lit tle bundle there are combs, toothpicks, razors, toothbrushes. Ability to live without furniture, with out impedimenta, with the least possible amount of neat clothing, shows more than tho advantage held by this Japanese race ln the struggle of lifo. It shows also tho real character of somo weaknesses ln our own civilization. It forces reflection upon the useless multiplicity of our dally wants. Wo must havo meat and bread and butter; glass windows and flro; hats, white shirts and woolen underwear; boots and shoes; trunks, bags and boxes; bedsteads, mat tresses, sheets and blankets, all of which a Japanese can do without aud Is really better off without. Think for a moment how important an article of occidental at tire Is the single costly item of white shirts! Yet oven the linen shirt, ths so called "badge of a gentleman," is in Itself a useless garment. It gives neither warmth nor comfort.—Lafcadlo Hearn ln Atlantic Monthly. THE HISTORY OF KISSINQ. A Form of Salutation That Ia Limited to a Few Races. " 'Tla certain," said Dlok Steele of kissing, "natuvo was its author, and that it began with tho first courtship." But tbis is lncorrcot. 'Tis certain that to many human tribes kissing is unknown. In stead of saylng"klss me, "tbey say "smell me," and this doubtless represents an earlier form of salutation. The kiss is much later than the dance. It is still un known among many races, and may be called conventional. Some nations smell and rob noses, like horses, in salutation, and whore two Frenchmen will run and kiss each other, two central Africans will deliberately spit, by way of friendly greet ing. Or. Tylor says: "Tbe idea of the kiss being an Instinctive gesture is negatived by Its being unknown over half tho world, where the prevailing salute Is that by smelling or sniffing, whioh belongs to Polynesians, Malays, Burmese and other Indo-Chinese, Mongols, etc, extending thence to the Eskimo, and westward to Lapland, where Linnaeus saw relatives saluting by patting their noses together." Tho kiss is the salute by tasting, and It has to be taught to ohildren. Preyer, ln his exoellent book, "The Mind of the Child, " states tbat at first they are averse to and even fearful of the performance. However this may be, it is certain that Europeans speedily take to it as though to the manner born. Osculations wore for moro common ln the good old times than at present. The oustom wbich most de lighted Erasmus, when ln England, was that the girls all kissed him. When ceasing to bo performed, some of these ceremonies leave their trace in lan guage. Thus both Australians and Span iards say, "I kiss your hands," as a polite term for returning thanks. John Bunyan was a very different man from Erasmus, and in his "Grace Abounding" ho says: "The common salutation of women I ab hor. It is odious to me in whosoever I see It." And to those who defended it as the holy kiss ho pertinently asked, "Why did they salute the most handsome and let the ill favored go?"— London Standard. A Wedding Fen.it at Serdasht. I was fortunate enough, while in Per sian Kurdistan, to be nt Serdasht while the wedding feast of one of the governor's lieutenants was taking place, and all the shops wero closed, and tho pooplo a-merry maklng, musio and dancing being tho or der of tho day. The festivities took plaoe Upon.a green glade only a minute or two's walk from tho outranco to tho llttlo town, nnd a gorgeous throng of peoplo it was that I found collected there In tho after noon, for mon und women wore in holiday attire, rich in silks and brocades. The girls, in their long gowns of gold threaded silk, with bright handkerchiefs on their heads, tbe long plaits of black hair falling over their shoulders and down their bocks, their neoks and foreheads hnng with ooins and ornaments, were scarcely more brilliant than tbe men, who, with loose, baggy white trousers and coats of brilliantly striped silks, with their jackets of white felt and gorgeous silk turbans and peaked caps, their skillfully wound sashes of many colors and their embroidered shoes, were pictures of ori ental dandyism. How they all laughed and shouted as they danced to the musio of tho pipes and drums in tho bright after noon sunlight!—Blackwood's Magazine. Medicines. "Thero is a singular idea that prevails among lnnuy people that if a little is a good thing moro Is bettor," said a physi cian, "and an incalculable amount of harm is done. There are casos whero a lit tle quinine does good, aud tho patient, in stead nf going to a physician and finding out how much ho wonts, buys a quantity at a drug store and takes so muoh that it is a positive detriment. When persons havo been sick and obtoined a prescrip tion, they imagine they know just what to do tho next time they aro ailing and increaso the dose, often with most disas trous results. The careless use of medicine by thoso not familiar with its consequenoes causes moro trouble than almost any other source of ailment to which the human body is subjoct."—Washington Star. Poison In War. Tlio v.-as ot polsou iv war was once con sidered not ouly permissible, but com mendable, and was defoudud by no loss an authority than Wolff. There aro roportuci instances of wolls, springs, ponds aud streams being poisoned as a military measuro. 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