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W. M. CHENEY. Publisher. VOL. XII. The railroads of tho United States Dave cost nearly ten billions of dollars. Some of tho largest ocean steamers Jan be converted into armed cruisers in thirty hours. There are four natives of Georgia tud seven of Kentucky in the United States Senate. New York furnishes sight and Ohio six. The report that the Panama syndi cate has been rehabilitated is not borne jut by the facts. Employes and mer chants are leaving tho Isthmus and iverything is at a standstill. Miss Kate Hilliurd, in a paper read oefore tho New York Thoosophists, speaking of hypnotism, says that no one while under tho influence lias ever oeen induced to surrender a vital se cret. Many experiments have been tried with this intent, but without suc cess. A New York confidence man says that ho and his fellows victimize more jity men than hayseeds. The rural visitor, when he conies to town, is suspicious and on his guard, while the city man, who thinks he knows it all, is a much easier victim. Besides ho .loos not run to tho police when he is "pinched." A writer in Harper's Weekly, in eulogizing James M. Bailey, of Dan bury, Mass., tells us that the Danbury Newsman would never allow an arti cle reflecting upon tho private life of any individual or likely to wound any person's sensibilities, to be published, lie preferred that his journal should chronicle the good deeds of liis towns people, rather than record their weak nesses and failures. Canada promises to offer notable treasures to future historians of this continent. Tho Archives Department at Ottawa now presents for reference 1200 volumes of original correspon dence, and many hundreds of copies of documents bearing upon the history of the New England colonies, Acadia, French Canada and the more western regions. The British War Ollice hand ed over to the Dejmrtmeut some time ago eight tons of valuable historical material, comprising 100,000 official documents. All Europe seems to the New York Times to have the exhibition fever, and some sort of world's fair is to bo held in every European capital during this year. And the epidemic is spread ing further afield. Alexandria is pre paring a national exhibition of ancient and modern Egypt, to be open in that city during the coming summer. It is to be a complete exposition of tho modern life, social, industrial, and artistic of the land of the Pharaohs, and also of much of tho country's wondrous past. Chemistry seems likely to furnish substitutes for the expensive perfumes now made from flowers, predicts the New York Situ. It has long been known that the exact odor of tho banana is produced iu the laboratory. There seems a possibility, however, that even when some fragrant plants oease to be cultivate I for the perfumes many may become of importance iu surgery. It has been discovered that some such plants are free from the at tacks of iusects and from fungus growths, and this may bo due to tho fact that their csscutial oil* have anti septic qualities. The tu alyptus yields an autistptic, uu 1 so d . other familiar plants. tap* Xn Volk <Hum r » \\\ da uot know h..w many hundred thou- Miud times thiol Ia U lhat "A little kiiviM liiluc* inn linn rotiM thiiiu " li*m lu'uu bm ut tluuk it i» itt>mu litilt Hint feotlttt uliu 'liwiiU tfjvu IU an ' of Ike , I. I evil stfveta of Kfttt I*#. It Kl4O to It -ti' Uu s 1 }|4 tli** fctJli ttlilic turltl, to liit*U cu«Ml» u*ii* tu muk« |*M* I, 4* * M« Iu lull! kllfi fka l. 'U i.'i* caJU Hi ®aE NEW DAWN. An hour ago wo said good-by, My dream and I: Tho golden voloo that promised me Love, light, fruition, ecstasy, Is silenced quite, And It Is night. Night, whllo tho rent clouds fret the iioou, And waters croon Beneath the fateful, running broezo That wakes a message in the trees: "Patience—and pray— Till comes the day." Tho day Is here, the ozuro day, A day in May ! How can X grieve while Nature sings? Tho robins' call prophetic rings The one refrain, "You'll dream again!" —Kate Jordan, in Llpplncott. THE OLD STONE BELFRY. BY FRANCES 0. WILLIAMS. JjL here, "Ralph," T| ffii v said Mr. Kline as ft "V lie wearily dropped (_ into a chair in the ' ' TOIL'S/?'- kitcllen > "you'll have to ring tho *" Writ to-night; I'm clean played out. The rheumatism's HWIfA got me again. I lighted up the wl Mrv\ church and turned 'IB the lamps low be fore I camo home, but as forgoing back again to-night, I can't do it." "All right, I'll do it," replied Ralph, a sturdy boy of flfteen. "All I'll have to do will be to turn up the lights and ring the bell twice, I suppose." Mr. Kline had been the sexton and bell-ringer of the old stone church for twenty years, and Ralph Kline had many a time been with him when he opened the church for service, and even bad helped him ring ttio bell. Therefore, though the church was a quarter of a mile from the nearest house, it was with no hesitation that he started out after supper. A bright moon lit up everything and made the snow sparkle as if strewn with dia monds. Arrived at the church he pulled the big key from his pocket, unlocked and opened the door and walked in. The body of the church, which was not large, was dimly lit by n dozen lamps, which .Ralph speedily turned up so that the building was cheerful iu a glow of light. Then he walked to the vestry, and, opening a small door at one side, glanced at tho nickel clock which was suspended on the wall. "Five minutes of seven!" ho ex claimed to himself. "Time I was ringing!" The bell at the church was always rtinjj twice, witb a period between of ten minutes. Most of the congrega tion lived at a distance—from a quar ter of a mile to a mile or more away. So a "warning bell," as it was called, was rung at five minutes of seven, in the evening, when services began at half past seven, and a second bell at ten minutes after seven. Thus every one within hearing distance of the church had ample time to make ready if they wished to attend. Ralph closed the door of the tower- i room and took off his coat. By lamp- ' light, the bell-rope seemed like some 1 great snake stretching down from above where the darkness hid every- i thing. But Ralph was too accustomed to the interior of the place to think of this. He reached up and took a firm grasp on the rope, threw his weight upon it, and slowly sank toward tin floor. The bell, which wns n big one, hung inn cradle, and the bell rope, passing up into the belfry, was fustened in the groove of n largo wheel which, when turned by a pull on the rope, rocked the bell and threw thu iron tongue against its sides. The bell was veiy heavy, and it took a couple of vigor ous pulls, even when Mr. Kline him self had hold of the rope, to bring any sound forth. Twice Italph pulled and hung upon the rope before the cradle began to move perceptibly. Evon then the bell did not riug, and the boy threw all his strength aud weight iutoathird effort. At. he did so, it seemed to him that the lope caiue toward huu mueh more (juickly thau it should, aud theu, be fore he could let go, it suddenly loom lied up above and tell IU great 1 spirals to the lloor. Fortunately none of tie heavy e Tls struuk hiui; out it gave him a log start, notwithstanding, and he jumped ipiiekly to onu side. There he stood "taring up iuto the darkness, ami wondering what could have happened. Theu, realizing thai tht only »ay to learu was togo up in to the belfry and lll! estlgat*, lie picked up a laiit> ru which stood in a coiner, M I Mo,.- 11 1 "" t»Uip, atSl I• I up thu Uaidei which led to the town It «<• a lung ladder ail it was no easy Imli. The lauteiu, a* it hung fiu«i his *fu<. banged agaigsl htm aud e*»t lotting and uncertain light*. The lung* o< the ladder Vet he toll. Ion" h ? «ela,, U. I< the Ultii netm wonld end It *iml mk< tiu i lWwt4|lt 11. MJ»i lit torn,* 144 1 1* tit, ||| JF I'ii t ****«, |t« i ||* kui *Ut i I l4** l4** 'i* i 1 1J ft**# j >mi* t Hi <i# till* .*». U4t. i *l*4# 111 I# I##* k t|. I I' i on I#* fc* I#*!* 4 11*#** • i LAPORTE, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1894. above. Apparently, it was all right. It seemed to run properly enough through tho hole in the floor ing on which he stood. He was about togo down tho ladder again to dis cover where the break had oecurred when a draft of air stirred the rope, and, as it moved, he saw that it did not go through the hole at all. It came to an end just where it reached the floor. Ralph placed the lantern beside him and bent down to examino the rope. It seemed to have been severed by some jagged edge, for it was torn and frayed, and bits of hemp strewed the floor near by. Ho concluded that it must have been worn through by rub bing against the sides of the hole through which it had originally passed. While ho was looking at it ho was startled by a sharp squeak ot his very elbow. lie glanced quickly about, and a bright spark in a dark corner of the belfry caught his eye. He picked up the lantern and swung it in front of him, and a small gray animal darted under a beam. It was a rat. All at once, Ralph recollected that the old lielfry was said to be infestod with these animals, and, raising him self, he turned to go. As ho did so, his foot struck tho edge of a floor board and he fell, knocking the lan tern over and iustantly extinguishing tho light. Somewhat startled now, for tho first time, ho groped about for tho trap door, but could not find it. The moonlight, which came from abovo, lost itself in the narrow tower, and where ho lay it was almost entirely dork. At last, however, his hand camo in contact with something which he knew was the trap door ; but, even as he touched it, it tell witb a bang! He nervously tried to raise it again ; but in vain. The door was flush with the floor about it, and there was no ring bolt or projection by which to secure a hold on it. While Ralph was struggling to get a finger beneath tho trap door, the same sharp squeak which had startled him before sounded again, and this time it was almost immediately echoed from balf a dozen other places. As he turnod about, in every direc tion there shone in the darkness tiny sparks of light. Ralph knew that these were the eyes of rats. One, or even a couple of tho auimals ho would not have feared. But a dozen of them, boldly surrounding him in this way in the darkness, sent a shiver down his back. He noted, too, that they did not seem afraid of him, though he bauged on the floor and yelled at them. Instead, they grew bolder as their numbers increased, and one of them presently darted across his foot. Ralph now sprang to his feet and i rushed at the enemy. Those in front I of him at once retreated, as ho could | tell by the disappearance of their eyes. But as he moved several jumped at him from behind, an.l one fastened its teeth iu his leg. He kicked wildly at this, aud the rat was thrown to one side. Another instantly sprang at him, and then a half-dozen at onoe, a couple of the vicious little animals fastening themselves iu his clothes. lialph whirled about, dashing his assailants off for a moment. It was only for a moment, however, for he was attacked again immediately, aud this time more tiercely than before. Thoroughly terrified now, he yelled loudly, and kicked aud struck out with lists and feet indiscriminately. But no answer came to his cries. The walls of the tower echoed his voice ami the sipieaks aud squeals of the rats; but that was all. Something struck Ralph in the face. Instinctively hi? made a pass at it with his hnud, thinking it was a rat. But his lingers came in contact with the bell rope, which shook with the blow, then swayed into his face again. At the aecoud blow an idea came to him. He reached out ipiiekly with both hands aud grasped the rope and pulled himself from the floor. Then, with one trcmeudo'.u kick, he shook oflf the last of the rats which clung to him, and, hand over hau l, raised him self a half-dozen feet into the air. The rope slowly descended with his weight as the wheell slowly revolved. The bell at last struck a solitary, untitled uote as the tongue fell aguiust its edge. Then it was slleut, remain ing tilted iu the air, and, and Italph rested. Hut the straiu ou his arms soon warned him that he could uot loug »ta_v in his pfesuut position, even w th his fuet twisted about the rope as they Here. Togo down he did Hot dare. I'" K" "p was thu alternative; so slowly he pulled hiiuself higher until his Ilea I struck somethtug hard. He i|illekly put up a haul aud felt for the obstacle. \ alert examination told huu ill it it Mas a beaut. then he re uu inhered that a couple of stout tim ber ran aeroa* thu belfry an t gave support to the flante lu which the bell Italph twisted himself about an i lilt I lo (ore hi.i»«ll bet a tun the two i" >ni4. lint the intervening epa**e a "lid "U'y admit tils head an I »h"u! d* Is, au>t, having Wotaed liiiu« U that tar up a aid, he found kit tags aei # iu coutiuiid that hu could staieety luuie 11. w It- than elutek> t th*' tope a ilh Uau t, an t th* moot euuten ii, il.. i, m |d| ~ tnit tuitittt*, ivnuMUvd n««tiotoUiM|, II -tKlri 111 lol| tllni tie >• >it t heal the I(4* < fuafclug aw I »' v«.i.,natti U felt th l"p* «i»«l»« as sou#e paiti itally a*.tin* annual »pisng at it thu Mi ni u( li*i i».j.t •nggecltd a plan » Mh, *ki h |#l ... ..«4 Uls|. p .1 >t >ut<4 »«> ~u.,n fc* 1.,, work, for the ropo was thick and heavy, but when it was done, and he held the rope so that it could not slip, he found he had a fairly comfortable seat. He now hung some three feet below the cross beams, and, thought the ropo rose and fell gently for a few minutes, as the cradle above slightly rooked with his motions, no sound camo from the bell. Thero were no sudden pulls on the rope, and consequently tho tongue of tho ball remained motionless against tho bell s etjre. Ralph was content to rest in this way for several minutes. Then a blast of icy wind sweeping down upon his shoulders warned him that he could not remaiu long where ho was. Swung iu midair, without a coat, ho would shortly freeze 1 But would any help come ? It seemed unlikely, since only his own family knew that ho was at the church, and they would not think it strange if Tie did not return for a couple of hours. Neither was it likely that anyone would think of coming up into the bel fry, unless they should happen togo into the room below and see tho fallen rope. Of course there was a chance of this, since there would be curiosity doubtless as to why the Dell had failed to ring as usual. Ralph determined that something must bo done to attract nttention to his place of imprisonment at once. He knew it was useless to call. His voice, cooped up between the narrow walls of the high belfry, would never be heard outside, yell as loudly as he might. He looked about wildly, and just then a shaft of moonlight gleamed on the curved side of the bell. Tho bell 1 —why had he not thought of it be fore? He reached up quickly, and, after a little effort, succeeded in grasp ing one of the beams overhead. Then he began swaying on the rope. He had an insecuro hold, but within a few minutes his heart leaped as a deep boom rang out from the bell. Hardei and harder he worked, and tho notes of alarm followed close upon each other. Soon the old bell was ringing out a wild peal and the timbers tindei his hand vibrated with its movement. Suddenly, through the clangor of tho bell he heard the sound of voices. Theu a light shot up from up the opened trap door, and a voice called out to know what was the matter. There was a note of alarm iu tho ques tion ; for, this boll ringing, apparently without hands, was enough to mako anyone a bit fearful. Ralph quickly told them how mat ters stood. He added iu warning: "Look out for the rats!" The man below held a lantern high above his head, and theu crawled upon the floor, immediately followed by a companion. Ralph recognized tho men as neigh bors, and soon descended stiff aud cold from his awkward perch. No rats were to be seen. Frightened by the light and the presence so many persons, the vicious little . 'vsts | had retreated. Ralph did not wait to investigate I more. Once down tho ladder he told ; his story to tho startled congregation, ! which had nearly all assembled, aud I then hurried home. To this day, however, ho never looks at the old stone belfry without a shud der. —St. Louis Republic. Making a School (Jlohe. A hollow wooden or iron sphere is first formed with wires projecting at j opposite ends to indicate the poles. : Then strips of damp paper are spread ■ all over it; other strips of paper I soaked iu paste are laid over them, i then other strips and so on, till the total thickness of tho layer is about au eighth of au inch. When com pletely dry the pasteboard envelope is cut in the line of the (future) equator, and is separated from the mold iu two hemispheres. These are fastened by nails to the two ends of a wooden roil exactly equal iu length to the diameter of the globe, ami the edges of the hemispheres are glued together so that we get a pasteboard sphere. Two wires projecting from the two ends of the w iodeu rod penetrate the paste board, and form the poles of the globe. The pasteboard is then coated NIX or more times over with whitiug, glue aud oil, until a considerable sub stauce has beelt laid iu, each layer being dried before the uckt is ap plied. At this stage of the manufac ture any irregularity on thu surface of the globe is remedied by workiug a metal semi circle rouud aud round the sphere till the surf-tee in made quite sitiouth. The surface is theu market! by moans of a beam compass, with lltie* to repr<'M-Ul thu circle* of lati tude and longitude Goldlhaaltu's Geographical Magajduu. tltcelbiii ler 4 ling, "(>l<e ulluu h* ar», *ays l'iue*t I' I'rie.t, of Ito'li *t>r, V , who «*• oue of lite at thu I.lU dull last uigkt, "ot th- artWltoit of *l*.g*to»4id th* if waiters. lU* ft* is a ei-*e in out I »to 44 »#| to >44 414 to tlluV* IU t'tUtoii) f»m*ft«it> *it <u («ii In* 4**4 Wim Hi ttutf'e jiwl an! to M i'4"k i4 «4|< > It -Üble* "I ttiu 1*4414 b. 44*1 lie Iu (Mill I*4 h*tlt*4 hi* log Mill* In 1.4, 414 I I 111 It H4* •*S4* * Ik -4 I' >1 1I ■. 4 <4<>>t*e 114 list* I bat «uuM Ist-'ullt Un« 1...1. I » „ I i .1-1 thu I . * . t.i i *1 fee aa* ».i. i i pnl Mli a«4-l Uimii) lit t«"k l*ii eh> vl fr-inii »h»ie U. It *v I «s-l 4m.i 04 llies hi* ti4 at* * It*, iu he twitli It, . ! ... |,4. mitt «• | llt • UIIMM Id h# i t ,4144 iI- I §*M4«*if, Ik. I4« >*t 4<4t -tit 114<44 44 h*ilM '« M>> 4t|. « >- k» I •«, • <il hj lt< i 1 I lit m 4, taw#. 44 t I*!' •* «*tf |t• 44 <* «#4f i n I --it Mjitffflife SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL. There is an electric doorstep. Paper belting has been invented. Only about 6000 stars are visible to tho naked eye. There are 23,000 species of fishes, one-tenth of which inhabit freshwater. Scientists are of tho opinion that some icebergs last for two hundred years. It is pointed out that one-logged men usually grow fat possibly from lack of exercise. In the parrot's beak both mandibles are movable—a peculiarity unknown in other species of birds. A section of a California tree sent to the British Museum, London, is 1380 years old, according to its rings. Plenty of water is reported to sup ply a good level for the proposed canal between Lake Superior and the Mississippi. An eminent anatomist sr •s that more of tho ill health of women is duo to their habit of cramping their feet than is realized. There are 187 pounds of salt iu a ton of water from the Dead Sea. In the Atlantic the amount is eighty-one pounds to every ton. At one year old the infant alligator is twelve inches long. He is fifteen before lie doubles that length anil ho does not attain his maximum develop ments until the age of fifty. The little snow bird of tho Sierra is no bigger than a wren, but ho is as strong as the stormy petrel, and flits about in infinite gloo when the wind is blowing fifty miles an hour. A medical man has found out that dismal weather lias a bad effect upon the reasoning powers as well as upon the spirits. He says his deductions made on cloudy days often prove to be faulty. To make animals unconscious before slaughtering is considered humane in Berne, Switerland. A test was recent ly made there by legal enactment, and it took six quarts of alcohol to render an ox unfeelingly drunk. United States Consul General Mason at Frankfort, Germany, iu a report to the State Department, suggests that our fruit preservers try tho now fruit syrup made from beet sugar and chemically identical with natural fruit sugar. There were many expressions of wonder by persons who chanced to bo out iu a rainstorm at Pocatello, Idaho. The rain had a peculiar whiteness aud left white spots ou the clothing, like mud. They were examined and found to be the residuum of salt water. One secret of the willow's marvel ous tenacity of life is to be found, per haps, in the fact that it scuds its roots a lon£ way in search of moisture. It was discovered, after au important aqueduct had caved iu, that its walls were cracked and filled for many feet with roots. These roots, it was dis covered, came from willows at least thirty feet distant. Mr. Brueo, of the Dundee Antarctic whaling fleet, describes the whole of the district south of sixty-two degrees south latituilo as strewn with ice bergs, which become very numerous south of sixty-two degrees. The base of the bergs was colored pale brown by marine organisms and other brown streaks were seen beyond tho water level. No luminous gl'ny was ob served. Clothed in mist they ii»~ their mighty snow-clad shoulders to a stately height, or shine fourth brill iantly iu the sun. Although they are of the purest white yet they glow with color. The crevices exhibit rieh co baltic blue and every where #re splashes of emerald green. Some Domestic Details In China. Cleanliness is not strictly observed iu cookiug or about tho house by the ordinary natives. Tho cat is too fre quently promenading ou top of tho oven when the meals arc being cooked, helping itself to fish, meats or rice out of the bowls that are afterward s4-rvcd to the traveler. The table* arc seldom washed off. A delicate haud-broom made of a few straws is used for brii.ih iug off tho dust aud dirt before meal time. The women wash their clothing at pools of water from w hiclt afterw aril water is drawu for cooking |iurpo*e4. Were it uot for the Chinese fashiou »! bo I iug all water before Itsiug it, dis ease would probably loug ago have swept the empire out of esistcuec. Soap for wa«hing thu face in unknown Hot water l» rubbed on with a wet rag aud left to dry, as they use uo towels. All the douieslle auliuals share iq<i il right* in ilie hou.e. I'ig* and dog* ar< iu oue's way at marly every turu. •Sometime* under the cot of the China man is throw u a little straw where tho pigs, dog*, pups, ducks, chicki u* and cats fe.»l its peacefully side by side, as oppu»iug m>tiucts may * lilllug. Lite llbte 41 In ap' i lie-. llu "o4U*l Mtap' Viite lit the couti try, t*a* iu in I lull!- wilt * « eof |4.*jh444 Uat lto.it Hai«la llatbsts, t 141 * itt44 1,1 -1 *-• t it* 4t this, tthi h was ki4 ».i Iu 1 4» uti'fv that* eighty > .11 I li I 11.i .iI 112 I . I d I 4tt>) was tut*. t4«4- I ait I transput 1* lin iti 114111 tj to ike fhu«4*' ¥ait la*l *.41*4*4441 I hit i*u<l U tuft j *4. t wt* to Ally ol *4* , att4 halt. «M I k> >tty ts|, It In bat* it i* ftH) 14* b > lit 4. it 4. 414414 4- 4*e (l MN<t* >t|4t« Itt •tp l"t 4m! |U| VW VI ll«. 4* lltl U . 111.. . * Terms—-91.00 in Advance ; 81.25 after Three Months. ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS OFFICERS' OUTFITS ARE EXPEN SIVE AND CHANGE IS COSTLY. Tlie Latest Fart Is Whistles for the Army—Changes That Have Been Made—ltems of (,'ust. THE latest fad of Major-Gen eral Schofieltl is the army officer's whistle. The order has gone forth that every in fantry officer must equip himself with this useful article, and that it must bo set in the hilt of his sword. This is done "for the good of the service," and the necessary alterations will bo made at the Springfield (Mass.) ar mory, but not at General SchoOeld's expense or at the expenso of the Gov ernment. When the general com manding the army gets a notion that tho service will bo improved by a change in au officer's uniform or equip ment, the officers of the army must pay for it. If General Schotield or dered a change in tho regulation coat of tho army officer to-morrow or in the regulation shoulder strap, the offi cers would have to throw aside tho old coat or tho old shoulder strap ami equip thomselves anew. Tho same rule holds iu tho navy. An officer's outfit is expensive. Tho army outfit costs at tho very lowest SIBO. Very few officers would be sat isfied with au SI SO outfit. It is made of cheap cloth, poorly finished. It is "regulation" and the commanding officer would have to pass it. lbit an officer would feel very meau i;i one of these outfits at an official reception. From #IBO the cost of tho outfit ranges up to $350. Most of the difference is in the cost of the material of the uniform. A naval officer's outfit costs even more. At tho Navy Deportment they say that in round numbers a "goo 1" outfit will cost 3150. There nro 1410 officers in the navy on the active list. If the Navy De partment took a notion to alter tho character of tho uniform and equip ment of its officers so radically that the present outfit would be useless, it would cost $031,500 to make the change. All of this would come out of tho pockets of the officers them selves. It is very well to make offi cers pay for their own outfits, but they cannot see tho justice of paving for changes which depend on tho whims of a superior officer an I which benefit no one but Uncle Sam. It would -not bo a novelty for tho War Department to order u complete change iu the ar.u/ unborn. In tli ; early history of t'uo Government it wasdouo rather frequently. Washing ton ordered the first change in tho con tinental uniform in 1777. Up to that time the army bnttou was white. Under Washington's order tho regu lation uniform was to consist of "a dark blue or black coat reaching to the knee and full trimmed, tho lapels fasteued back, with ton open worked buttonholes in yellow silk on tho breast of each lapel and tou largo regimental buttons at equal distances oil each side, three large yellow regi mental buttons on each cult and a like number on each pocket Hap." At tho same time an order was issued for the navv to equip themselves with blue coats, with red facings; red waistcoats and blue breeches ; the coats trimmed "yellow" buttons. The marine offi cers of the day wore green coats with white facings, white breeches edged t»,vi> irreen, white vests, silver epau lets, and white buttons. Two years later Washiagtou ordered another change in tii i unrtonu of tho army. The regulation co.it theroaftt: wa.i blue, the facings of white, buff or rod and the buttons for the cavalry white. This lasted until 1782, when orders were issued to equip the iu fautry with white bnttou*, the ciats to bo of blue with red facing and white lining. By 17'1'i another change had been made. Tho infantry otlioer wore a dark blue coat reaching to th> knee, full trimmed with scarlet lapds, cuffs and standing cape, w'>it.' trim likings, white un ler dress, black stock and cocked hat with white binding. In I*lo tin- officers of the general stall were put iuto top boots with gilt spur* and other minor changes in their uni form were made. Nowaday* changes iu mi form and equipment are Iss fr pient I'ho I.i-it radical eltati/o in th' nival uni form was ma le elcVell years a.(o. Hut the ufHeer* live in daily dr a t of an other. Here i the outilt with which a naval officer would havi |u provide hiuiaolf if a luiujdel ehuu 4 e,». patl jiu was ordered special lull itiex>, #stl; (all »lre»t, *.V>, Irock tuftt. fhWtlU; »or.too llllltoriil tMlnt Ulo Un I, #so; t«>< p4ll blue lr hi»< r«, ill, ovwrifu*!, |li |« SM, eati, I7.W| shaumut, Ui t • i4'>, wiumUltt»N. §4-S iu #>o , «wor I, #l*< 11 s'i , «*.■»' I ku<t, 1 * t>> 41 , h liwet, llVt; .koiifdut »tr»i' . t' i I ill lu| ||X, 04 ' I |t I , » ' Vt l. . I!) <H >l NO. 35. THE FLIGHT OF TIME Ho had talked on every subject anil Tho girl was dreadful ttrod ; He'd talked and talked and talked until She wished to see litm llred. And when ho hail got back again To weather, she was mad Enough you bet to call down-stairs Her llereo au.d warliko dad. "It's beeu a lovely day," ho said: *'l wondor »112 'twill bo Like this to-morrow, for I lova These balmy days to see." She answered him : "I do not know. And I don't care to guess, For in such matters, I must say I'm not a prophetess. '■But if you really want to kno» To-morrow's weather's fnte, Possess your soul in patience, fof / You'll not linvo long to wait." —Detroit Free Fr' HUMOR OF THE DAY. A summer hit—Slapping a mosquito. --Boston Courier. A still alarm—"The revenue officers are coming."—Truth. The only really true and steadfast love is love of self.—Hallo. Every bird pleases us with its lay especially the hen.—Grip. A masked ball— A lemonade with a stick in it.—Philadelphia Record. Don't talk too much. A stifl' lower jaw is as useful as a stiff upper lip.— Puck. Some people are never at home un til they are away from home.—Atchi don Globe. A beetle con draw twenty times its own weight. So can a mustard plas ter. —Texas Sittings. You will notice that the man who is spoken of as "superior to clothes" wears mighty poor clothes.—Puck. Nothing is easier to understand than how we shouldn't have made the mis takes we have seen other people make. —Puck. The man who is willing to wait for something to turn up is usually too blind to see it wheu it comes along. --Puck. Oddly enough the homeliest of old maids are generally girls who were matchless in their youth. Dutlalo Courier. Uncle George—"Are you good at guessing?" Little Dick—"Yes, in deed. I'm head in the spelling class." —Good News. Ho—"My love will have no ending, dear. ' She—-".flow, I say, George, aren't you going to murry me, utter all?"—Tid-Bits. Tho long-out overcoat lias provost To him tho host of boous, V Siuco underneath it ho can wear His baggy pantaloons. —New York Herald. Musical composers should have no trouble about proposing to their sweethearts; they are used to making overtures. Philadelphia l'ecord. Au ofler to bet is not au argument, but it frequently has the effect of si lenciug your opponent and increasing his respect for your position.-- Puck. "H'm P'said the burglar alter ho had found that tho safe was empty, "this thing lacks a whole lot of what it was cracked up to b \"- Indianap olis Journal. Twickenham —"How is your daugh ter's French tutor getting on with her?" Bitter "Very nicely. He has got so he can speak Englishfirst-rate." Brooklyn Life. "1 woiuler what makes Higby so un popular?" "1 give it up, but it's a fact. Why, that man t-, -> disliked that ho can't even get a bit • when he goes fishing.' Indianapolis Journal. Nature a'lhors a v icaii'ii, An I art a idatitu Ic, And tins is ails'litj lutr | upon The gentle, harmless dude. I) 'ston Transcript, My son, if you tiro ilush, associate with the well-to-do, for they are not likely to borrow ; but I you are broke keep on good terms with tho poor, for they are more williug to bad. Puck. "You beat us," said the defeated yachtsman, "because you caught tlio bte«M before wo did. ' "that* be •ause we wat.-hed tor it with baited breath," refill 1 til victor. Chicago frtbttne. Logical: P.die ' Mummy, why do they limit lion an' ti* r% ■ Minima "because thev kill the p or tittle sheep, P. lib "'i: It ,I| , It "Then why doit I th v h tut the butch, r-, mutant) ' Punch. v.. «tn Po,<y -Dad, 1.1 a „ iniu the other room an I ». v t ie ~b oio <r»pu. It repeat si*wo IVo I •ay ttbl , it, , i loi In t triiu ls cut M U iU«t I tU.I iitiht al mis li i n !i4, i.pi Ul> N. kl I. .. 11, i i „|li | ,i«t Whuwvf »itu l», ,11 1,,, !,.».( i„ . I I'hij 'Viltc , bt « if »lii! M«U tut if b« lit tin .♦*»* »«»• ttslriK u>dk\ "i tt