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W. M. CHENEY. Publisher. VOL. XII. Tho population of tho almshouses of tho United States is estimated at 74,000. The Germans published 23,000 books last year- -as many as England, the United States, France and Italy combined. The Bail way Age says that though times are hard, there will be more than 22,000 miles of railroad built in this country during 1894. Tho Hessian fly is gradually extend ing its ravages in Europe, as, in tho summer of 1893, it was rocorded, ac cording to Nature, as occurring in Norway, and injuring barley. Russia has few stranded actors. When a manager takes a troupe on tho road he must make a deposit with the Government to pay the way homo for the members in case they becomo stranded. Tho New York Sun contends that all papers printed and intended for circu lation in this country should be in the English language. It says that foreign ers in the United States aro seriously hampered every way by their ignor ance of tho vernacular of the country, and that they should set themselves at once to the task of mastering it. Since the lull in the silver mining business has emphasized hard times in Colorado tho New York Recorder avers that tho good people of Morrison, in that State, have found their principal industry in tho catching or killing oi coyotes, which are unusually common around there. The coyoto is good enough as a distraction. He isn't good for anything else. Tho Bussian Government, in its efforts to suppress tho Polish national spirit, recently ordered tho police of Warsaw to visit all tho stores and studios and destroy all the busts of tho Polish heroes, Kosciuszko and Powniatowski, which they could find. All sculptors in tho city were obliged to send a written communication to tho city officials, promising not to make busts or statues of the two men in the future. Tho railways tho* havo boon estab lished in Australian colonies, and in deed, in practically all new countries, havo not, in the estimation of tho Rail way Review, yielded results as a rule that were sufficiently satisfactory to encourage capital, considered merely at an investment. Take Australia as a case in point. In Victoria the Gov ernment railways only return 2. til per cent, in the form of net revenue on the invested capital; in (Queensland the return is 2.65 per cent; in New South Wales 3.07 percent; while in South Australia tho ainuunt rises to 4.85 per cent. Tho export of cottonseed oil to tho Netherlands for adulteration of butter has rapidly increased. In 1889 we furnished the Dutch huttcr-inakcrs with 1,789,-341 gallons. In 1893 it was 8,736,155 gallons, and during the first eight months of the present fiscal year it was 2,227,631 gallons. Our imports of olive oil from Spuiu have decreased very rapidly owing to tho increased uso of cottonseed oil on the tables of tho United States—in lHiln, gallons; in 1891, 11,252 gallons, and in 1893, only 320 gallons. A similar decrease is shown in our imports from Italy. Our exports of cottonseed nil to Italy loot year were much smaller than usual, for in 18' JO we #cut 2,197,- 311 gallous and took ouly 448,964 gallons of olive oil. In IMO I we sent 1,159,163 gallons of cottonseed till and took 326,74* gallous of olive oil. In 1K92 we seut 1,004,200 gallous o< cottoustrd oil and took t'11,32'4 gal lons of olive oil. A St. Louts drummer says tlmt thu typewriter ho* uuat huu a good mum Ouatoiuera iu Ike backwoods districts of Ark ansaa and the Iu liaii Territory, Ho tells oi a visit thai In ut .I.in tin country s»mu tlnrlv uul. > from N> * port, ifk., to a customer, alio bad always reevtvud tutu gladly, aud « uUi tainud hlui loyally. l'hl» lime, relate* tfc« Atlanta Constitution, tin att reksut fulfil hardly sp> 4k to hint, an I In •tin and >WutfUtu*s imuo t ii» u !«*.*> and walked om d th« »i»im «u,I, SilUli-d. fits situation Mw**o..uei plained. Maid the lutiihanl, t< <ing a type wrilt. u KlUl ti aafd h "lon think up I bur in mi | —ttr lb*t %U 141 Jf «l*| U4 » I li 4 i ' tiltU 4m *4* AM }«'«* Vtt Iu Willi' t|§y iiitikil# |'| 1 iifrii—l 111 \nkki lit 'llitntn**! «»piame I it* u,*- ni«. itiii.li Us wot 4 aas ■k ** and tW *int I » 'I It 14a mm Would a t « U..1 Ik 4. aa* any sia lim*. and pi i *»»t* 4 m and a t #U« v»t SOLDIERS' GRAVES. HOW THE NATION CARES FOR ITS IIKKOIC OKAI). The National Cemeteries Show the Republic's Gratitude—History of Their Establishment mid Maintenance. OUR national cemeteries,eighty three in number, contain 330,700 honored dead. Every individual grave is marked by a stone tablet of granite or marble. Treasure has been spont without stint to make them what they should be and are—tho simplost and yet the grandest and loveliest God's acres in the world, lavishly adorned by nature, perfected by art and guarded over by the starry flag. There the sun shines softest, the grass grows greenest, tho flowers bloom brightest, tho trees spiead most luxuriantly. No weeds or brambles or thistles are suffered to enter in. The very atmosphere around them is sacred, and the sympathetic visitor may fancy a halo hovering over them, for there rests exclusively the heroes who died in tho causo of free dom. In all this the American republic sets an examplo altogether unap proached by any other nation under the sun. All civilizod nations havo taken pains to inter tho bones of their military loaders and high officers, but have been content to allot only the hasty ditch or trench to the remains of tho common soldiers. The ancient republic of Athens, it is true, decreed by law that the obsequies of all its citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense. But first of all modern Governments the United States Government has shown during and einco the Civil War that it knows how to reciprocate the senti ment of patriotism by interring the remains of its soldiers and sailors, and further, unlike any other Government, ancient or modern, by securing anil watching over those remains ever afterward, regardless of whether death came in actual battle or from the re sult of hardship, wounds, disease or confinement. This showing was only rendered possible by the exercise of wise fore thought almost from the very outset of the war. In September, 1861, the Secretary of War by a general order directed that accurate and permanent records bo kept of deceased soldiers md their places of burial. To this and the Quartermaster-General's de partment, which previously had charge burials in a general way, was re juired to print and place in every hospital blank books and forms, very minute and specific, for the purpose jf classifying <>ud preserving these records ; and in order to guard against their loss or destruction, tho hospitals (vere required to transmit copies at once to the Adjutant-General's office in Washington for filing. In additiou the Quartermaster-General's depart ment was charged with the duty of providing means for a registered head board, to be placed over each soldier's grave for future identification. These orders were afterward embodied in the permanent regulations of the Army. In obedience thereto surgeons of regi ments nud hospitals immediately be gan to take pride in keeping a perfect record. On tho battlefields where tho Union nrtuies were victorious the interments were so conscientiously made that over ninety per cent, of the dead were afterward identified. Where tinio permitted the Confederate dead were also religiously buried and their graves marked as carefully as those of their Federal antagonists. Ou tho fields where the Union armies were defeated and driven off the enemy cared little for the fallen except to get them out of the way and uuder ground with the least expenditure of time and trouble. Iu most of the Southern prisons the I'uion dead were buried and their graves marked by their living comrades, often under the most adverse and trying circum stances. The rekiilt of that admirable system has lieen that the mortuary record of the I'liion armies iu the War of the Rebellion excels iu com pleteness, by loug odds, all similar records ever liefure known. Many tUotis.tuds of bodies w.'rc re nio\e I from the places of their first int. rim lit and brought together iu the Uew cemeteries. In luost ca-M'S some part of a battlefield was chosen as a cemetery site. Much bodies its hu I been burl. I iu tli<- ucar vicinity were interred there first and then those collected from the iieighlioriug terri tory, within a ra.iius of from twenty to forty miles. Removals were also Ma !•> >ll tfrvul iiumlii'rii (rum tlm ho«- l>ii tl giuim.U iu »•>»* by citiu* Hit I In Wit*. *>> I lilt I till' Ikillca Cllllltl lit lulti r I'uri'il (or Ml lltu urutrul i»lnl> li-li' >1 (HJiutn. Owtii|| to llm v»->l *r> » uvt r wltu'lt tlf i'|u rullutt* u( lltu I'MI .U ».mi... l »|'t' *'l, tin* iHtllt i Itou mi l rt'itt <>ml u( lio.lii . 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'V • I*4 « »'*',»• • MMtl D4M I #4 iik LAPORTE, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1894. larly true of many remains found on the battlefields that were most disas trous to the North, and notably so at the prison pen at Salisbury, N. G., where records of the interments, if any existed, had been destroyed. Throughout the State of Virginia, which had been tho great theatre of the war in the East, it was found nec essary to lay out not less than seven teen national cemeteries at the most convenient points. In Tennessee and Kentucky, the chief battle grounds of the war in the West, thirteen more were established, seven in Tennessee and six in Kentucky. Four more were placod in North Carolina, four in Louisiana, three in Mississippi, threo in Maryland, two in South Carolina and two in Georgia. In tho North and West four were established in Il linois, threo in Missouri, two in In diana, one in lowa, two in Pennsyl vania, two in New York and two in New Jersey. These latter, except those in Missouri and that at Gettys burg, far removed as they are from the scenes of battle, were established main ly for the reception of tho remains of unfortunates, who had died in tho Federal hospitals, and in some in stances of Confederate prisoners of \ W'ith myrtle and rue their tombs we strew, J X 2 "^ n( * our ove our sorrow * 8 v yi n £» ill-y xh '/Ji/Mm °' er their dear graves that old flag waves jfjjmmSk 112 \ :/| Which they hallowed forever by dying. fll w 'Neath pansies and roses the soldier reposes, j 112 \M\ J V/ / l r breams battle alarm at the morn; ''III / I Wi/ A Nation is keeping fond watch o'er bis sleeping, llj 'I I vi r^u^ea most I°*. memor y adorn. Mjf, /jj M W With balsam and pine their wreaths entwine, |||[ I, J/ J/J / W/fMffi&kf I And full of affections each token, \vvlr yJ] frVl Yet feeble best thanks o'er their hushed ranks,- v Their P ral - se cannot fully be spoken. Unfading their story and garlands of glory; _ id M/wz/Wv 1 1 Their name t^ie^r ame t ' ie^r reat ' l not ccase \i 1r w^fWrffffll)/} When to the immortals they swept through the portals, r0aI " coa^ct ecame P er f ect peace. war who had succumbed to wounds and disease. In many places else where throughout the country, espe cially iu New England and in the State of Illinois, tho Government purchased burial places of limited extent, where both Union and Confederate dead were interred. For instance, in the ceme tery near Alton, 111., thero is a Gov ernment plot in which are buried 163 white Union soldiers, and near by are buried 1304 Confederate prisoners. Iu Oakwooila Cemetery, Chicago, the Government also owns lots in which are graves of twelve Union soldiers nnil 4039 Confederate prisoners who died in confinement at Camp Douglas. Likewise at Bock Island there is a lot of threo acres iu which 192S dead Con federate prisoners repose. By tho end of tho year 1868 seventy two of these national cemeteries had been founded, at great expense, and iu tliem, in connection with 320 local cemeteries in various places, the Gov ernment assumed charge of 316,233 graves. Of these the uaiues of 175,- 761 had been preserved aud were in dicated ou the headntoues. Concern ing the reiuaiuiug 140,469, it is ouly known I hat llicy died fighting iu the I'uiou armies, and the ouly inscrip tion that could lie placed over thciu "Unknown I'nited States Hol diers," Of the whole number then gathered iuto these cemeteries less than out fifth reposed iu their orig inal grave*, aud these lay ou battle fields where I'uiou victory wade it possible to iutcr Ilieiu carefully and which .»(!• rward happened to become thu >it> s of 111.- ceiiu terics. Morethau four-tilths were removed from the rule trcueltua of the batllctiebla at some dialmeo or from their roadside litsvas or froiu hospital burial plat.. Kiiioo I*6* thirlo.ii additional na ttuna! cemeteries have baeit eitali Us hi I, with IM't'J more graves, unk ini to dale eighty-three, with an ag gat* »1« , pinu population, by actual count, uf i to, «i.» j. l' ,nr of th. c m t lilt the remain* of soldi, rs othuf thtu thoMt Mhrtaa'd in Ibi. war for tha I ntwtt «n« !■> in ; that lw>«l«J k««i tin, t'lty ol Vletieo, vatabluhed l>a»'W in lad for tha iut.rniu d> *d from ilt.- war with M> >iiM, and three other# Item* ua»d suKly aa attachments to f|.. m» U.lliltty piMts in the Wt >t Om* of tit.is of *%t'« ptionnlly in U't> *1 that on th< i'nst' l I'sttlulM i >1 Ml.. I .. .. 1.. 11. oi u|« | jwUm. murtrt■ lo lt> I t 1..4 lau l his tampant *iou* In (•. the friends of clecoased are constantly having bodies removed from tho cemeteries to privato burial places, so that the total number of graves under the care of the Government changes but little from year to year. Tho most beautiful of all tho na tional cemeteries, and tho greatest as regards the number of identified dead, is that on Arlington Heights, near Washington. It contains 16,565 in terments—l2,2l6 known and 4349 un known. Its location, overlooking tho Potomac and directly facing the Capi tal, is, perhaps, the finest in tho world. Interments of soldiers were first mado in it on May 13, 1864, and the first soldier placed beneath its sod was a Confederate. Provious to that time most of the intorments in and about Washington woromade in the Soldiers' Home Cemetery, northeast of the city. Eight thousand soldiers who hud died in the innumerable hospitals around the Capital had been buried thero. Further room was becoming scarce, and Quartermaster-General Meigs, glancing over the magnificent Arling ton estate one evening in company with President Lincoln, suddenly con ceived tho idea of devoting it to tho needs of the hour, and the order was soon given by Secretary Stanton. Tho property was owned by General Robert E. Lee and his wife, the latter having inherited it from her father, George Washington Park Curtis, the protege of George Washington. The popular impression is that tho Government violently took and confiscated it as an act of retributive justice, but that <no iou is misleading. It had in fact been soized by the Federal troops soon after the departure of General and Mrs. Lee for the Confederate j Capital, and its gently sloping acros I were used as afield hospital; but in January, 1864, the Government bought iu the property at a tax salo for #26,- 000, and subsequently, after prolonged litigation, extending from 1577, when George Washington Custis Loo, the sou to wdioiu Mrs. Lee willed it at her death, begau suit for its recovery, j down to 1882, when the Government appealed to the Supreme Court from tho verdict of the Virginia court, secured a valid title to it upou the paviuent of 8150,000 to the vouugor Lee. Krunt tki> iir>t iut irtu ut down to th> eh* ■ of the war \fiin4toU U > t >t< (font all the WwihlUglen hospitals, and aa suuu as Inu war was « ud> d th>< re i Covered bodle# Itoiu all the baltb ll> Ida IU the vicinity and uotth of tho lUp pahauu..,k. U"UMy Hill Mun and t'hautilly, w. iv i I into it the 44, atJ unknown «Uat !be|« 111 old Lee mansion on the oast side is tho "Temple of Fame"—a circular structure composed of eight columns, surmounted by a dome, the pillars bearing the names of Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Farragut, McPherson, Sedgwick, Reynolds, Humphreys, Gar field, Mansfield, Thomas and Moadc. Among the prominent Generals bur ricd there are Ricketts, Baxter and Crook. On a par with Arlington in public regard, although comparatively insig nificant as regards the number of their dead, are the national cemetories at Shiloh and Gettysburg, the former marking the scene of the most impor tant contest iu tho West, and the lat ter tho most jpomcntous in tho East, tho turning .'point? u f tho war. Tho Shiloh nooropolis contains only 3597 tablets in all its rows and aisles and avenues—l23s for tho known, and 2362 for the unknown—and that of Gettysburg just five headstones less— -3592; but their situation and tho deathless memories attaching to them the goal of countless pilgrimages. The bodies that sleep thero are almost exclusively those who fell in action. Not all of those who fell are there, to bo sure, but all those that are there nil went down in the glory of battle. No grounds are finer or better kept than the seventeen acres at Get tysburg Cemetery. There are 1980 labeled graves and 1612 nameless, yet each bears a marble headstone at the end. There Lincolu participated in the ceremonies attending the formal consecration of the place on Novem ber, 19, 1863, and there his immortal words, uttered on that supremo occa sion, are cut on the pedestal of the Government niouuiueut in imperisha ble granite: "Let us here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died iu vain ; that the nation shall, under God, have a uew birth of freedom, aud that ttie government of the people, by the peo ple, and for the people shull not per ish from tho earth." Other noble uiouumeiits abound, but none are more highly admired. lint the biggest national cemetery of all in point of populutiou is the Vicksburg (Miss) Cemetery, where 16,633 heroes sleep, gathered from the scattered graves all about the I'uiou lines at Vicksburg and from neighboring fields and hospitals. Of these the known uuutber 3913 aud the unkuowu 12,720. The Nashville I'euu.) Cemetery comes close to it in number of dead, having 16,M6 sleepers, takeu from hospitals aud outlying battlefield*, with a much smaller proportion of uukuowu, Hut the Fredericksburg (Va. 1 Cemetery, which rankn next to Nashville luiiuiu Iter of dead, is the greatest of all iu the UUntber of Its uukuowu. Of the 1 'til! Ift, 474 soldiers butted there. 12, Tail au euormoita proportion -arc unkuowu. I'lie cemetery occupies Marse's Heights, the celebrated iu trenched position held by l.ee when tbiiitside's troops charged and re char) . I it iu tain with dread lui mortality. I'ulei tho*.- ctrcitm lances til. I'ttiuU de>. I relunlUed wli> ro they Ivll aud ideutilicaliou aud individual burial wen uupowilde llithui al > wwi 1 ■ 1 tunny Isslh * Iroiu the WlltUtneas and I'haucvllor# I'he Vtcksburit t eiuel. tj «laU>l» mm) unl to Ir'ludetlck.hlMrf 111 thu It until! 1 of It* unkituwn ale tip. fs, aud Uukl to it 1a th< mournful inelwaufe al ifadi* but > N »' , tit. it..l thu 'ld t'..n ft in*l.-prison, wh.tv, out ol a t»lal .it 11,1 If int. luteula, all but I'M at- Ultkii at. Wit'll tb< putee catue lltlo the halt I* ol tb < I 1.1 Hit*, ill the 'u iM, kt> attl Uu-M I law I V' If, Ivt Terms---SI.OO in Advance ; 51.25 after Three Months. Pillow and otlie* places. Tho Ander son ville (Ga.) Cemetery, tho com panion institution to that of Salis bury, contains the bones of 13,702 prison victims, whose names, happily, are all known savo 923. Fortunately the Union prisoners there wore per mitted to bury their comrades and to keop careful record of interments. In the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Ceme tery sleep 13,058 of the fallen from the gory fields of Chattanooga, Chick amauga and Resacu. Next to it in populousness is tho Chalmetto ceme terv, near New Orleans, La., on the site of part of the old New Orleans battlefield. Thero lie the bodies of 12,640 Union soldiers and sailors, brought thither from all parts of the State. The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery—once an old military post, but enlarged—contains tho bones of 11,682 soldiers, including 1106 Con federate prisoners, taken iu tho early battles of the war in Missouri. At the Marietta (Ga.) Cemetery repose tho remains of 10,160 Union soldiers, col lected from various parts of Georgia, and at tho Beaufort (S. C.) Cemetery rest 9279 bodies of soldiers and sail ors who died on tho seaboard of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Half of these are unknown. Next to the abovo in point of size aro the cemeterios at Hampton, Vs., with 6656 interments ; Richmond, Va., with 6545 ; the Soldiers' Home, Dis trict of Columbia, with 6424; Stono River, Tenn., with 6146; Poplar Grove, Va., with 6199 ; Corinth, Miss., with 5724; Little Rock, Ark., with 5158; Mound City, 111., with 5253; Cypress Hills, New York, near Brook lyn, with 5100 ; Antietam, Md., with 4736; Winchester, Va., 4482, Flor ence, S. C., with 3013; Woodlawn, near Elmira, N. Y., with 3075, of which 2968 were Confederates; Finns Toint, N. J., with 2645, of which 1434 were Confederates. Over nine thousand Confederates are buried in the national cemeteries, all told, prin cipally, however, at Woodlawn and Finns Point and at Jefferson Barracks, Cainp Butler, City Point and Loudon Park. Found on Decoration Day. Among the boys who ran away from home and enlisted in the army in 1863 was one from Central New York, whom all his comrades called "Sonny," on account of his youthful appear ance. But no truer soldier or more devoted patriot wore the blue than this brave boy. He had been little away from home, and his gentle man ners soon made him the pet of the regiment. Every possible comfort was given "Sonny," and great pains taken by the soldiers to lighten his load. His mother had died soon anei hio fil ing upon Sumter and his army life was never brightened by a mother's loviug epistle, so cheering to a sol dier. His sister wrote to him, but it was only to convey the local gossip and inquire after army news, closing with tho sentence that if John lived to return they would bo married and "Sonny" could live with them after the cruel war was over. But after the next engagement tho sad intelligence reached "Sonny" that he who was to boconie moro than a brother-in-law to hiin was among tho killed iu battle. This was a terrible blow to the sister in the far-away home, amid the hills made sacred by the death of General Herkimer, at Oriskanv, audit well-nigh destroyed her reason, but poor "Sonny," whilo he was not numbered with the killed iu battle, soon found himself a pris oner and among the dead and dying iu the prison pen at Andersonville. Hut having a strong constitution for a boy he bravely fought his daily battle with disease and the living death of the prison. Time rolled on; his sister's life was very sad and lone lv. Her brother, whom she thought dead, had been discharged, but with rcasou so dethroned that he could not locate his early home. Years passed and 011 one Memorial l>ay a regimental monument was to bo dedicated at Gettysburg. It occurred to "SonnyV sister that perhaps she might secure some :dew from the hun dreds in attendance; so she undertook the journey. The ceremonies were about to begin when she saw a man, small of stature, step forward to hold the horse of the marshal of tho day, aud by au old-time smile his sinter recoguizetl ".Souuy." The restoration, the loug journey home aud the thought of uo more separation made this Memorial Oay the happiest iu their lives. "Souuy V in lud hiuu recovered its healthful vigor uuder the influence of his old home aud the kiud care of hla lielove.l sister. -Mall aud I'lkpruaa. Subtler* Asleep. I'flu veloe ol Ills Will i as it passe* Makas iuu*t.'al Itum. Ilut bark 1 ttifuanU Ilia (usll.i uf srassas l'l*o boat >lllie Irum— \ sol' 4it t a lew votea that troiublua, t luwu lr» 'l'lurf tf .»l. 1 lie ut Haytluts >tlssutubtu*, We u.«*t by Ik# lua l Ik,l ttl| ma it* uim Ui thali at'llll^, N" waut "I Ik" iMHIM 1 >mam w(> If" a Iks lust mat I* '-'-fi ling ill *st s viua-t I'lUu, kit I lIMo-t Ml 11 MM Inst bitffc iiillkMl l»il"ats ltr«* M« Iftaal If bis ii***4 |. ,tt*t 'itrir |ImI Iks ' mJIIsm ««af . 4m lat >a»* as • <«m*4 Ut lfc*t* a NO. 34. THE WOMAN ACROSS THE WAIK My windows open to southward, And the sun shines In all the day | Wor windows all look northward, My neighbor's across the way. My windows are draped with curtains Of lace, like a filmy spray; She has only shades of linen, The lady across the way. There are diamond rings on my fingers That over the casement stray; I hav« never noticed any On my neighbor's across tho way. But what oares she for sunlight, This lady over the wav, When a baby face illumines the place Like the light of a summer's day. What need has she for curtains Of rare and costly laco When the light shines through a golden mesh Of curls round a baby's face. Jewels are plenty for money, But cold to the light that lies Reflecting the image of souls that meet In tho heaven of baby's eyes. And I sit alone in the darkness When night comes down, and pray That Ood will keep her treasuro safo For the woman across the way. —Frances B. Haswln, In Boston Transoript. HUMOR OF THE DAT. Girls mfty bo a little slower abont talking, while infants, than boys, but they make tip for it when they once get started.—Hartford Journal. Tom—"Are you sure you will never forget that it -was I who gavo you that locket?" Miss Bangles—"Sure I I'm going to note it down in my memor andum book."—Chicago Record. Mrs. Earle —"Tour daughter has been studying painting, has she not?" Mrs. Lamoyn—"Tos; you should seo some of the sunsets she paints. There never was anything like them." —New Tork Observer. Wool—"That was a mean trick Clarklet'e rival played on him." Van Pelt—"What?" Wool—"Ho wrote "Oh, maid of Athens, ere we part," etc., in the girl's album, and the rival changed the "Oh" to "Old."—Harlem Life. "By Jove!" said Dawson, as he glanced over a copy of tho Russian al phabet. "What a terrible thing it must be to be deaf and dumb in Rus sia ! Think of having to make those letters with your fingers 1" —Harper's Bazar. Ragged Richard (insinuatingly) "Say, mister, have yer got eny sug gestions ter make ter a feller w'at ain't able ter raise er dime ter git shaved with?" Grumple (passing on) "Yes: ;-i——•• Courier. "You can always depend on the newspapers," remarkod the man who was unpleasantly notorious. "What do you mean?" "No matter how naughty you may be, they will never turn your picture to the wall."—Wash ington Star. p 0 gg—"Sometimes tho absolute faith my boy has in my wisdom makes me almost ashamed of myself." I'otts "You need not worry. It will av erage up all right. By tho time he is twenty he will think you know nothing at all."—Tid-Bits. A stranger in Galveston asked an old resident how malarial fever could be distinguished from yellow fever. "As a general thing," was the reply, "you can't tell until you have it. If you ain't alive, then it is most likely yellow fever."—Texas Siftings. A Woman's Wait: "Wait just half a minute," said the lady to tho elevator man,"and I'll ride down in your ear." "All right, ma'am," said the saga cious elevator man, as ho chucked his lever over and began to sink below. "The elevator will bo runing three hours longer."—Chicago Record. "Remember, witness," sharply ex claimed the attorney for the defense, "you are on oath !" "There ain't no dauger of my furgottiu' it," replied the witness, sulleuly. "I'm tellin' the truth fur nuthin', when I could have made jM by lyiu' fur your side of the case, »n' you know it."—Chicago Tri bune. "Ah," remarked the man who wasn't minding his own business to the man digging a trench in the street, "my friend, you surely earn your living by the sweat of your brow." "I don't kuow about that," replied the luau, as he never stopped his digging, "1 git the same pay whether 1 sweat or uot." Detroit Free I'rew. Little Hoy —"! stayed in the parlor all last evening wheu Mr. Mt|Um)xeoi was ualliu' on slater, just a-, you told lue." Mother "That's a goo I ls>y ; and here is the eaudy 1 promised you. Uttl you get tired?" I.ittle Hoy "Oh, uo. Wo played blind luau s hurt, -ml It Would have been lot. of fun, only I was 'it' nearly all the time."—Good New*. 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