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VOL. I. SUPPOSE. Then-through the long hours of the night A restless vigil oft I keep. And ponder, till the morning light, On all the cares that banish sleep. There Bits upon my tumbled bod A teasing demon at my head, And whispers In ray tortured ear, So loud 1 cannot choose but hear, A dreary catalogue of woes That all begin alike—“ Suppose 1" ‘‘Suppose 1 Supposehe whispers first, ‘■Suppose tho kitchen boiler burst? Suppose the doctors say tho worst Of poor rheumatic Jimmie's case? > Suppose you never sleep again? Suppose you got that horrid pain You had last winter in the face? Papa Is looking rather pale: Suppose his splendid health should fail? Suppose the gout attack his toes? Suppose! Suppose! Suppose! Suppose! “Suppose the landlord raise his rent? Suppose your Charles his luck abuse To speculate with every cent And all bis fortune lose? Suppose the horses run away" (On, on, the teasing urchin goes) “Upon Virginia’s wedding ddy? Suppose! Suppose! Suppose! Suppose 1" At last I answer, onee for all: "Suppose 1 Suppose tho sky should fall? - ’ The bed Is soft, and warm and wide; I turn upon tho other side; With quiet breathing, long and deep, I try to cheat myself to sleep; Yet still the demon interposes To rouse me from my sweetest doze, I’d like to smother in the closes That wretched little imp Suppose! -Danske Dandrldge, in St. Louis Republic. HISTORY OB’ VOTING. A Secret Ballot Used by the An. dent Greeks. ♦ Usual Form tor the Election of a Pope— Electing a Doge—The lluu gartan System of Thirty years Ago. Where did the ballot come from? Like Topsy and most other human in stitutions, it "growed.” And in its growth it has taken such varied forms it will make an interesting study. Of course, in the good old times, when all civilized countries were governed by kings, there was no use for a ballot. A primitive, self-governing tribe, like those of the ancient Gormans, was sat isfied with viva-voce voting. The Jen’s, before they had kings, might be called a self-governing people. Strictly, how ever, their theory of government put everything in the hands cf God, and in technical terms was a theocracy. If a public officer must be chosen, ho was named by God’s representative, the priest or prophet,'or else lots were oast and it was expected that God would send the right lot to the right man. It is not unlikely that such casting of lots -gave the first hint of a secret ballot The ancient Greeks used the ballot in enacting laws and in co'urts where there were a large number of judges. The ballot there was originally a peb ble, whole for a yes vote or pierced with a hole for a no. Sometimes there was only one stone, which was dropped into 'a - yes or no box. Later the peb ble was changed for a. little bronze wheel. A few of these have been found in modern times stamped on ope side with the words "official ballot” and on the other with the number of the judicial district In electing officers the Greeks voted by show of hands. Often officers were appointed by lot, White and black beans were used for lots, and those who were understood to be hungry for office received the suggestive name of bean-eaters. The idea here was that every citizen was good enough to hold office, and this was the most impartial way of dividing the spoils. They never used a secret ballot to vote for candidates in the modern fashion, but only to vote against them. 'lf party spirit was running high and the power of a boss was growing dan gerous a vote of exile was ordered. Each citizen wrote a name on an oyster shell or a piece of broken crockery, and put this vote secretly into the box. Any boss against whom there was a sufficient majority must leave the coun try for ten years. This peculiar institution, called os tracism, is really the nearest approach the Greeks made to a modern ballot system. Ostracism went out of use because on acertain important occasion the thunderbolt failed to hit either of the prominent leaders, but struck com paratively obscure persona The ballot was introduced into Rome in the second century B. C. This- was the real Australian ballot The voter received a sort of wooden slate covered with wax, on which the names of all the candidates were scratched. He made holes in the wax opposite those of his choice and dropped his tablet in the box. After the downfall of the Roman re public popular government took a long sleep, and there was little use for a ballot-till quite modern times. Still, some of the most curiously elaborate ballot systems known were developed in the small governing bodies of the middle ages. One of these is the form for electing a pope,which has continued to our own time. All the cardinals are locked up together in a suite of rooms at the Vatican and forbidden to have any communication with the outside world till they have made a choice. Food is passed in to them, but if the pope is not elected within a few days they are put on prison rations by way of quick ening their work. A ballot is taken every morning, fol lowed by another, to give un oppor tunity for changing votea. Eaolvcar (Ungl receives a prints Wank. He first signs it, "then folds it over so its to conceal the signature and seals it Ou the uncovered part of the paper he writes the name of his candidate. If there is not a two-thirTs majority the ballots are burned and the smoko tells the waiting crowd outside that there is no election. The same process is repeated every twening. When any candidate gets the necessary two-thirds the sealed sig natures are opened to make sure that no unauthorized person has voted. Then the election is publicly an nounced. This carefulness, however, is noth ing to that which was used in electing a doge of Venice. The Venetian legis lators, despairing of getting an election which would not be controlled by poli ticians’ intrigues, called in the lot as their helper. When a doge was to be elected tho great council of between four hundred and five hundred members was called together. Those below thirty years of age were shut out and the names of tho rest were written on slips of paper. A small boy was then picked up on the street and brought in to draw out thirty names. Out of these thirty, nine were chosen to go on with the election. They were to choose forty others. Four of them nominated five each, five of them four each, and each of the forty must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the nine. Out of these forty names twelve were taken by lot. The twelve in the same way chose a new board of twenty-five, the chair man nominating three and each of the others two, a three-fourths vote being necessary to elect. Lots were again drawn for nine of the twenty-five. These nine in the saipe way chose forty-five others, of whom the lot picked out eleven. These still in the same form, nominated forty-one to elect the doge. Each of these must be confirmed by a majority vote of the whole of the great council. Then the forty-one were locked up together to go on with their election. While they were locked up each of them was furnished with what ever he Asked for regardless of ex pense. But tno same must be given to each of the forty-one. For instance, there was once an elector who wished to read in “Aesop’s Fables.” He got his book, but not un til all Venice had been ransacked to find the necessary forty-one copies. At anothertime one of them ordered a rosary. Forty-one rosaries made their appearance In due form. This treatment was expected to make the electors so unanimous that at least twenty-five of them would agree on a doge. When this took place the rig marole was over. An evening news paper, trying to follow the returns in Venice at that time, would have had painful-times. Coming back to the ballot as used by common mortals, and coming down to this century, the Hungarian ballot of thirty years ago is one of the most in teresting. The voter had given to him a stick from four to Six feet long. With this he went alone into a room where the ballot boxes were placed, each bearing the name and color of a candi date. In one of these he must place his stick. The object of having such a large ballot was to make sure that there were not two or three extra ones concealed in the citizen's pockets. Hut this has now been replaced by prosaic paper. In Greece, at the present day, the ballot is a little lead ball. There is a box for each candidate, divided into two compartments. A clerk goes from box to box with the voter, carrying a bowlful of these balls. At each box the voter takes one, puts his hand into a funnel out of sight,. and drops his ball into the yes or no compartment, making a vote for or against the can didate. If he wishes to vote for more than one party there is nothing to pre vent him,. In Italy- each voter on registering gets a ticket of admission to the poll ing house. Here a stamped blue pa per, with a copy of the law printed on the back, is handed to him. On this paper he must write his vote. The French ballot system is much like what the American was five years ago. England uses the Australian bal lot —N. Y. Evening Sun. Fun tor the Bull. Up on a gentleman’s place in the Catskills is a young Jersey bull, as full of vim and energy as a steam en gine. One day some painters, who were painting a cottage on the place, had occasion to pass through the pas ture where the bull was grazing. One of the painters carried a pot of red paint, the other a pot of yellow. The bull immediately prepared for business. After a preliminary bellow, he charged the man with the red paint-pot and drove him up a tree. Next he gave cht se to the painter with the yellow paint-pot, and tossed him over the fence. Then he amused himself with the paint-pots, tossing them up in the air, until, from being a cream-colored bull, he became a red-and-ycllow one. After he had thus decorated himself he pranced around the painter in the tree, and kept up this amusement until the head farmer came and whacked him into the barn with a blacksnake whip. The bull was then chained and washed down with spirits of turpentine to get off the paint This him to bel low and roar in a frightful manner, and the painters, who were looking on, seemed to think they were avenged.— Golden Days, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS., SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1892. IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD. —Nearly all of tho cities and towns of Venezuela are now lighted by elec tricity. —The telephone line which has just been completed between Pike’s Peak and Manitou is the highest line in the world. —The assistant superintendent of tho electric power and light company in San Antonio, while tasting the pressure of the current, accidentally touched two of the wires and the current enter ed his body at one wrist and passed out at one foot. He was knocked senseless and badly burned. The meter regis tered 1,400 volts. The voltage of the current used in killing murderers in Sing Sing prison was between 1,500 and 1,000. —An interesting reproduction of Ben jamin Franklin’s historical experiment with the kite, under somewhat differ ent conditions, has been carried out at the Blue Hill observatory by Alexan der McAdie. What Mr. McAdie has demonstrated is that electricity can be drawn from a kite high in the air in a cloudless sky. The kite discharged sparks from the lower end of an insu lated wire reaching down to the earth, where an electrometer partly measured the increasing electric fdrco. So nearly did the quantity of electricity in the upper air correspond to the height of the kite above the earth that the ex perimenter could usually determine' whether the kite was 'rising or falling by simply looking at the needle of the electrometer. —An ingenious contrivance for dis tributing letters or parcels to the dif ferent flats of large buildings has been invented by a German mechanic. A largo collecting box, provided with compartments to correspond to the va rious flats, is fixed in the basement The placing of letters or parcels in this box establishes electrical communica tion with the top story, the effect being to release a stream of water which fills a cylinder. As soon as the cylinder is full it descends, causing the box in the basement to ascend at the same time and by a simple mechanical contrivance' to discharge the contents of the vari ous compartments into the receiving boxes of the various floors. When the collecting-box has reached the top sto ry the cylinder, by emptying itself, permits of its return to the basement. —Telegraphers’ feats for working on long circuits when short circuits have been broken was illustrated during the first days of the blizzard of three years ago, when news was sent from Boston to New York by way of an ocean cable, but the operation of long land circuits is not uncommon. An operator in Portland, Ore., relates an experience on the longest circuit, probably, ever operated. The wires on the Southern Pacific went down, and early in the evening all communications east of Omaha were shut off, but the North ern Pacific wires were connected and Associated Press dispatches from the east were sent to Chicago, and thence to St. Paul, Helena, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. The dispatches were repeated at relays automatically. The circuit extended from the extreme north to the extreme south and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. THAT BRILLIANT YOUTH. a— Editor Watterson Provides an “Opening" on Hig Paper For Him. A tall, lean, cadaverous looking indi vidual moped into Henry B. Watterson's sanctum one- day. He looked lost. There was a wild look in his basilisk eyes as they nervously noted the con tents of the room, and you could al most hear his heart go thrumoety thrurap against his coarse, blue woolen shirt. He had on a dirty coat, and a pair of blue jeans trousers that held well aloof from coarse brogans. You might have taken him for a cowboy, had ho a more brusque manner and a swagger. There was an infantile cough. Mr. Watterson wrote on. There came another cough, a little louder. Mr. Watterson looked up. “Well, young man?” “Mr. Watterson,” began the intruder in a high, squeaky and uncertain voice, “I am a journalist. Is there an open ing on this paper for a bright, brilliant young man like me, excellent educa tion, trenchant writer, and—■*’ “Yes, young man, there is,” inter rupted the great editor. The “brilliant young man’s heart bounded, and he smiled sweetly as he moved toward the speaker. “Yes, young man, there is,” contin ued Mr. Waterson. “The carpenter, by wise forethought, when he con structed this building provided such an ‘opening’ for brilliant young men like you.” Then abruptly: “Turn the knob to the right, please. ” The young man had found an “open ing.”—Toledo Blade. Quick Mall Transit. Mr. Gotham—l hear Mr. De Pave has been arrested. What is the qjiargo against him? * Mr. Brooklin—Delaying the United States mail. “My goodness! In what way?” “Do Pave is very fat, and when a mail wagon ran over him it lost twenty seconds time and missed the train.”— N. Y. Weekly. An Insurmountable Obstacle. Uncle Will—What nice chicks you have, Sarah Ann I Won’t you name one of them after me? Sarah Ann—Why, I can’t Uncle Will, ’cause they're all girls. —Judge, “FBAEtZiZISS X3\T AT.T. THINGS.” USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. . —Milk Soup. —One quart of cold wa ter, one pint of milk, two boiled and mashed potatoes, one tablespoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of tapioca. Let this mixture boil before adding the tapioca, and then boil ten minutes. An onion may be added if ipreferred.—Bos ton Budget. —Paper is .a good and cheap material to cleanse utensils. Knives rubbed with it, preserve their brightness; stoves rubbed hard with it every morning will remain clean and bright and polish will be saved. A sprinkle of lime on kitch en floors will remove grease and save time and trouble in rubbing.—Rural New Yorker. —Apple Pie. —Pare and slice good, tart apples. Line tin-pans with plain, rich paste, fill with the sliced apples, strewn over with sugar; add to each pie two tablcspoontuls of water and one of butter, with a little cinnamon; cover with a top crust of puff paste and bake in a quick oven.—Farm and Fire side. —To Make Light Muffins. —Sift three pints of flofir; heat six eggs, leaving out the whites of two; stir in as much flour as can be mixed in the eggs, add milk to thin, then the remainder of the flour, and tablespoonfuls of yeast; beat ten minutes, and pour in two ounces of melted butter. Have the bat ter stiff; set in a warn! place fifteen minutes. Pour in greased muffin-rings, and bake in a very hot oven.—Ladies’ Home Journal. —Election Cake.—Two pounds of su gar, three-quarters of a pound of but ter, one pint of milk made into a sponge, four eggs, two tablespoonfuls of cinnamon and flour enough to make a dough. Sot a sponge the evening be fore with a pint of milk, a gill of yeast, a little salt and flour enough to make a thick batter. The next morning stir the butter and sugar together, whisk the eggs and add it to the sponge and other ingredients, and flour enough to form a dough, knead it, butter your pan, put in the dough, let it rise. When it is light bake it.—Christian Inquirer. —Scalloped Oysters.—For scalloping oysters use bread crumbs, rolled and sifted, as they are much lighter, sweet er and more delicate than the cracker crumbs. Season the crumbs with salt and pepper and moisten with melted butter. Scatter a layer of the ’prepared crumbs on the bottom of a shallow bak ing dish, place upon them, a layer of oysters that have been well drained, cover lightly with the prepared crumbs, and so alternate with oysters and crumbs until there are three layers of oysters. Over the top layer scatter crumbs evenly—just enough to hide the oysters and protect them from too great heat while cooking. Bake in an oven of about the same temperature as required for bread, for half an hour, or until the crumbs on the top are a rich chestnut brown.—Boston Globe. MY LADY’S GLOVES. The latest and Loveliest— Always a Wel come Gift. There isn't a woman in the world— that is, a woman of taste and refine ment—who doesn’t love gloves. Some how there is a romantic feeling for gloves that has not its parallel in any other bit of garmenture. It is the tiny kid glove with its impression of his lady’s soft hand that the lover seeks most for a sovuenir. It seems a part of her in its shape and the subtile per fume that hangs about it Asa gift gloves can scarcely be surpassed. If once the size is known there is no fear of offending in shade, since all shades are worn, and duplication mat ters nothing, since women will glgye as long as the world stands. A boY con taining half a dozen pairs of evening gloves will be looked upon kindly by the variest belle that ever trod a bali room. They should range from four to twelve button lengths, and be in the fashionable tints of lavender, pearl, golden, tan, pink, black and cream. The length can be arranged from tak ing due notice of how ‘ her” ballroom sleeves are usually worn. Most of the new evening gowns have long sleeves, and this does away with the necessity of the long wrinkled glove popularized by Bernhardt. But there are ladies who still affect the .sleeveless bodice, and to these it woujfd ho absurd to offer other evening gloves than the long suede, which fits so softly to the hand and arm. If “she" does not frequent the ball there will still be no more welcome gift than a box of gloves for different occasions. For morning wear an En glish dogskin glove, in tan and brown, with lapped seams and backs decorated with raised welts of the kid. For call mg and theater wear the arbitrary pearl-white glove, with heavy black stitching on the back. These being the correct thing, no matter how se verely tailor-made the gown may be, there can scarcely be too many pairs obtainable, for they soil with incredible ease. There is an embroiderbd gaunt let for calling, but one should gh (tow ly on such novelties if “she” is of tjhiet tastes, and, for pity’s sake, beware of the bizarre designs which glovers every where are making spasmodic efforts to foist on a long-suffering public. These bright reds and greens, purples and yellows, with vandyked waists are abominations against good taste. Re cently at a large ball a young lady cre ated a sensation by appearing in a white dress spotted with red And with long suede gloves of blood-red. The effect was gory in the extreme, and the suggestion of a murderess is scarce ly a pleasant ftt any time.—Chicago RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL, j —God never intended that man should live in the dark —Ram’s Horn. —Cleveland’s Protestant churches have 39,868 members and 34,<249 Sunday school pupils. —As long as a man sees some other man who is worse than he is. he feels safe.—Ram’s Horn. —Princeton Theological seminary will receive about $31,000 by the will of the late John T. Do Sellum. —The number of women students at Cornell has increased so largely that Sage college furnishes accommodations for only about half of them. —A man trusting in his own right eousness is like seeking shelter under one’s own shadow. The lower wo bend we still find our shadow beneath us. —P.y the Will of the late Rufus B. Kellogg ~’53, of Green Bay, Wis., Am herst is to receive $30,000. The sum of $30,000 has been appropriated to the re building of South college —The Liverpool mob has determined to drive out the Mohammedan Mosque. It stones the muezzin when he appears to recite the ezam or call to prayer, and has even broken into the mosque and maltreated a child who was praying. —Sixty years ago the census in Ire land showed that eighty-one per cent, of the population were Roman Catho lics. In 1861 the percentage had de creased to seventy-eight, and now it is seventy-five. has gained proportionately. —Newberry hall, the handsome new quarters of the student's Christian as sociation, at Michigan university, Ann Arbor, has been opened for use. It was built at a cost of $30,000, the largest subscription, $15,000, being from Mrs. Helen 8. New berry, of Detroit. —ln one of the Mills revival services, now being conducted in Chicago with pood results, out of the 16,000 people present 1,400 said that they had been, converted before the age of twenty, 180 before that of thirty, and only one per son after reaching the age of fifty. —There are now nearly one hundred and fifty students in the historical and political departments of Johns Hopkins university, a marked increase in num bers in the past two years. This shows the tendency of young Americans to become familiar with the history and political institutions of the country. ’ - —There is no doubt of the wonderful progress making in the “higher educa tion of women. In very few matters lire the college girls behind the college ■ toys, and at the present rate of prog ress they will soon be far ahead in many things until lately distinctly peculiar to male collegians. Wellesley girls .had an exciting pillow rush last week, and now news comes from the Pacific coast of some highly interesting developments in the practice of hazing among the young lady students in a seminary near San Jose. WiT AND WISDOM. —Wc are ourselves like a closed book, —Faber. —The greatest prayer is patience.— Ram’s Horn. —Discontent is the want of self-re liance; it is infirmity of will.—Emer son. —Every man has a serious rival in the ideal man a woman likes to sit and dream about. —Atchison Globe. „ —Doctors are the ones who can afford to smile every time they see men drink ing each other's health. —Newark Ad vertiser. —People may become intelligent if they will, but they must take time to feed their minds. Information does not come unsought. —There are many persons who do not know how to idle their time alone; they are the scourge of those who are occupied.—De Bonald. —Jagson says he wouldn’t object to admitting women to every walk of life if they would promise not to go three abreast—Elmira Gazette. —You will usually find it the case that the man who has the most irons in the fire has a wife who has to furnish the kindling.—Atchison Globe. —“You will notice that at the close of an act of an emotional play the la dies in the audience cry right there, but the gentlemen have to go out to “ball.”—Scranton Truth. —lf some men had a Jacob’s ladder of their own for getting to Heaven, they would do their best to keep it as much "beyond the reach of other people as a fire escape.—Ram’s Horn. * —lt is strange that a man in finan cial troubles should seek relief by drowning himself. That seems least promising of remedies for keeping one’s head above water. —Boston Tran script. —As a specimen of severe criticism, wo notice an announcement in a New York contemporary that “Miss D , having concluded her concert topr, is now going to Europe to learn how tp sing.”—Qnce a Week. —Misapprehension.— “You are get ting to be very fond of coffee, Mr. Hunker,” said Mrs Small to her star boarder as he passed his cup up for third replenishing. “It isn't that, Mrs. Small,” replied Hunker. "I’m taking the hot water treatment”—N. Y. Sun. —My dear sir or madam, if you can not walk .briskly along the pave, I don’t see that you are to be blamed for it Hut there is one thing you can do; namely, walk in a straight line, (.live others a chance to pass yon. Don’t worry the life out of them by vibrating like a pendulum from side to side, Keep ip r straight lin.p. Don’t wabbln TERMS: 81.00 Per Annum in Advance. THE BEGGING ELEPHANT. Wonderful Intelligence of the Animal in His Native Country. “The most curious and interesting animal which I have mat,” says M. Ja colltot, who lived many years in India, “is the elephant. Not the elephant of the menageries, broken in spirit and submissive, but the elephant as he is found in his native country. Some in stances of his aptitude and intelligence are marveloua A few leagues from Pondicherry a pagoda called •‘Willenoor,’ liHh at the grand feasts of May receWwra multltudge of five or six hundred thousand pilgridls, coming from all parts of India. A number of sacred elephants are attached to this pagoda, and among them is a mendi cant or begging elephant Twice each week this elephant, accompanied by his driver, goes to the villages and to Pondicherry to beg alms for the priests of Willenoor. Many times while I have been working beneath my verandah, .closed in by curtains on the first story Of my house, I have seen him lift me movable curtain with his great trunk and balance himself to ask me for a piece of small coin, which he sucked from my hand to his trunk, a distance of more than three inches. I never failed to give him a small piece of money for the pagoda, and for him self a loaf of bread which my servant dipped in molasses, of which the ele phant was very fond. In a short time we became very friendly, lie had seen me only in undress, that is, in the light silk garments of the country, and then only across the little pillars of the bal cony of my cottage. One day I had oc casion to go to Willenoor on business. I arrived at noon; the sun was burning the earth; no one was seen in the streets or on the verandas; every one was resting. ‘‘My carriage had stopped under a mango tree in the prin cipal square, and I was about to start for the house of the thasildar, or governor of the village, when all at once a monstrous black elephant came running out of the pagoda which was opposite. He arrived in front of us, and, before I had time to collect my senses, he lifted me up, placed me on his neck, and started at full speed for the pagoda; he carried me across the first enclosure, in which was the great well for bathing, and brought me di rect, to the elephant quarters. “Once there he placed mo on the ground in the center of all his companions. It was the begging elephant, ho had recogniz ed me. He uttered short cries, lifting his trunk and waving his ears, which his friends doubtless interpreted to my advantage, for when the thasildar, fol lowed by the priests of the temple, came out to seek the cause of this strange demonstration, they found mo calm and recovered from my surprise, in the midst of these enormous beasts, who were tendering an ovation in my behalf. “ ‘This is most remarkable,’ said one of the priests; T have never seen them act so friendly toward anyone.’ *T related to him the circumstances of my gifts to the begging elephant. “ T am no longer surprised,’ he an swered; ‘he has already told the whole band, and the gourmands are paying you these attentions in hope of getting the same reward.’ ‘I Ts is possible?’ I said with amaze ment “I am perfectly sure of it Do you wish to see the proof? Pass your arhn around the trunk of your elephant friend, and make him understand by signs that you wish him to go out with you; they will all follow you. Allow yourself to be led and you will see where they will bring you. ” I followed his instructions. The begging elephant and I took up the lead, the nine others joining in the pace, uttering cries of contentment among themselves. We passed through the gate of the pagoda, and they led me directly to the shop of a native baker. I would have been ut terly astounded had I not already known the wonderful intelligence of these animals. At the shop my duty was readily understood, and I present ed to each one a loaf of bread covered with the precious molasses syrup, which is their greatest delicacy. “The priest with whom I had already spoken, and who was professor of philosophy at Willenoor, told me that from time to time the begging elephant managed to escape from them, and wander as far as Pondicherry to beg on his own account. Knowing perfectly the market where he obtained the pro visions on his expeditions, he would go there, place the money he had collected on the table of a fruit merchant, and eat as many pine-apples, bananas, mangoes, and as much sugar cane as the Hindoo would allow him for the money.”—Selected. Very Touching. Gazzer—There was an incident at the funeral of that boy who died from too much cigarette smoking, that was sim ply heartrending. Quizzer —What was it? Gazzer—Whoa the clergyman, in reading the service, comes to the words “Ashes to ashes,” and the lad’s mother, realizing their significance, burst into tears.—Jury. From a Future Novel. Hero—Have you no pity in your heart? is there no tenderness in your nature? Are you wholly made up of brutal cruelty? Villain —Ha! Ha! You appeal to a heart of stone. (Hissing) I was once the center rush of a foot-ball team. Hero—Then Heaven help us alll Ther j is no hope.—JUifo. NO. 2.