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W. M. CHENEY. Publisher. VOL. XII. New York City has more Southerners than any city in the South. It is estimated that there are in London fully three million people who never enter a place of worship. The Supreme Court has decided that a telegraph company is not liable for errors in tho transmission of a cipher dispatch. The New York Times notes the fact that "the only part of tho country which seems disposed at present to in vite or encourage immigration is the South." The island kingdom of Tatota, near New Zealand, with all the rights, privileges, prerogatives and appurten ances of royalty—including a throne and crown—is for sale to the highest bidder. Tho English are pushing north from Yambesi and west and south through and beyond Mashonaland ; in the latter direction lio the elevated pastures or plateaus of this part of Africa blessed with a temperate cli mate and fertile soil, and destined ere long to be the seat of a great em pire. C. P. Huntington says wheat in California is ceasing to be a factor of much importance in the wealth of the State. Although the State has pro duced 00,000,000 bushels a year, he believes that in a few years it will not produce 10,000,000 bushels. Other crops are taking the place of wheat with much more profit. The installation of tho big electric searchlight at Sandy Hook, N. J., marks the beginning of an important change in the lighting of the Atlantic coast. When the giant at Fire Island is completed, and proposed changes are made in the illumination of tho harbor channels, big ocean liners will have no excuse for trying to cut across Long Island in their efforts to reach New York in a hurry. An English exhibitor at the World's Fair has returned the medal and diploma awarded on the ground that they are without value, states the Courier-Journal. All exhibitors, he says, received them, and amateurs whose exhibits were of a trifling character received awards equal in value and merit to thoso made to tho largest and most important exhibitors. Now York Judge remarks: "The chair for murderers lias greatly simpli fied the Isgal taking of human life. The curiosity attending the business has died out, and within a few weeks several criminals have been killed with the slightest attention from the newspapers, a paragraph or two by telegraph being all the notice they got. The killing is done expeditiously and thoroughly, and the rope for such purposes has come to be looked upon as barbarism. Wo mention this be cause many wise newspapers declared when the chair was first used that it must be abolished." Jennie Creek, ten years old, and liv ing at Muckford, Indiana, has reasou to be very proud and her friends have good cause to be proud of her, and with out doubt are so. \Vhi'.e Jennie was walking along the railroad track near her home last summer, she discovered that a trestle across a deep ravine was on fire, and she knew that a train bear ing a load of passengers for the World's Fair would soon be along. With won derful presence of mind the child ran to meet the train, and flagging it with her apron brought it to a stop. There were many French passengers on board, and on their return home they reported to their Government the con duct of the child. And so Jennie Creek has just received as a reward for her courage and presence of mind the medal of the Legion of Honor. It is hard, admits the New York In dependent, for uri old-fanhioucd far mer on an iaolated farm to brin# himself to believe in the wideapread preva lenreof tuberculoma among cattle, ami ttill harder for him to realize that fa tal genua, that will eventually carry off tender infanta, can hide thcmaelvea iu the innocent looking milk, lint not •o very loug a«i> a dairy, not far from New York City, wa* auapceted of the infection. Hpeeimcn* of milk from twelve out of twenty-tiv,- OOWH weru found to contain tubercle bacilli, and portion* of thi« milk ».re injecte I • with thorough aaaptic proportion* into a healthy Ilium* pig. The mil mat gradually emaciated, an I in three weeka died The ant >|m> ikiitnl cheeey Ittlmfdea at the e* ul* r« of tl»«» a«iml«ri« and iiiKumal gUn fc, an I the ll»»r and aple-u W. FR I. . U .HIH with miliary inlieridea. lha dairy from *be h that milk caaw «h promptly •vkdemaed by the U> alth Uuaid SOME HEARTS. Through days n-weary, and scenes *o drear)-, Some hoarts In the shallow must stay, Whllothe aching eyes scan gloomy skies For a light In the far away. Through the darkness deop, dread agonies greep, And steel the reluctant perfume Of the flowers rare, that fate Boomed to dare, On the grief-stricken soli to bloom. Through the disma »rs, of woeping and fears. Some hearts, with ■ V liurden ot woe, On tho grim highway, 'here no sunbeams play, Through the blackw >f night must go. Some hearts must weej thlle other hearts sleep, I Ne'er dreaming of pa> \t sorrow ; Some hearts are sighing, somo hearts are crying O'er visions of dread to-morrow, Lome hearts mu3t kneel and the chast'ning feel, As hopes that were framed in tho past Fall into decay, and, swift, pass away, Too frail, through suffering, to last. Somo hearts are aching, and silently break ing, While the lives o 112 others are crowned With rarest delight, that never takes flight— Whore despair's dark fnoe never frownod. —Edward N. Woo>l. in Atlanta Constitution. THE STOUT JK N the city of Brus seis a great deal of J| ""Si very pretty lace is \ Wem \ ex l ,OHe< l f° r sale. ' Be English women ad- Kjm mire this lace ami I Sjf¥ buy it. If they go U Bs%l i straight from Bel- V BR giuni to England ( JeSS. /r they can take it ome w ithout hav ijyHi 1 ing to pay any • duty, but if they I pass through France thoy have to pay ou all their new Brussels lace at the French Cus tom House. And many English wo men pass through France on their way from Belgium to England, be cause they prefer the short passage from Calais to Dover to the longer one from Ostend. The Misses Wylie were charming, middle-aged ladies, fond of travel, fond of dress, fond of lace and very bad sailors. They had been excur sioning in Germany, had come down the Rhine and had spent n week iu Brussels. More attractire than the field of Waterloo and more fascinating than the Museo Wiertz was the Gal erie St. Huliert. Mian Melissa Wylie could not resist the white Brussels lace; Miss Annora \Vylie could not resist the black. Each of the ladies bought; led on by the tempter, in the shape of a seductive shop woman, the Misses Wylio bought lace fichus, lace collarettes, lace by the meter. Day by day they added to their stock. At length it was necessary to make for Eugland and to pass through that dreadful France, with its protective duties. Then they realized their po sition. How about the lace? "We cannot conscientiously say," remarked Miss Melissa, "that we have 'rien a declarer' (nothing to declare), because this lace is dutiable." "And we dare not risk packing it," returned Miss Annora, "because they might take it into their heads to ex amine our box "How can we got it through?" mused the elder sister. "We must get it through," de clared the younger sister. Presently Annora exclaimed: "1 have it! We will wear it! No duty is paid on what one is wearing." "Yes, yes," said Melissa, "but how can wo wear it ? The white will get soiled and the black torn in traveling. Besides, if it looks unnatural, as it would on our dresses and mantles, the officials will be sure to notice it." "It would not look unnatural on our bonnets," said Annora. They set to work to decorate their bonnets with the lace. They mingled white and black, tichu aud tiounce, iu the most skilful manner, and though the bonnets looked somewhat over done, yet they carried the lace, and it was probable that the male eyesof the Custom House officials would not notice auything abnormal. The Misses Wylie rejoiced in their cleverness. They sat in the train on their way to France with clear con sciences and light hearts. They had rien a declarer—nothing dutiable. In the compartment with them was only one other passeuger, a stout man, of good-humored aspect, evidently from his extreme tlaldiy stoutness and his extreiuo good humor, a middle-class German. Now, Germans who under stand English are very sociable with their English fellow-travelers. As thi* Germau did not address the Misses Wylie, they felt sure that lie did not understand English, and they talked freely to each other. "I suppose," said Melissa, "that tuv bonnet looks all right? It doe* nut strike the eye* us being too much trimmed, eh, Annora?" "Well," said Antiora, laughing, "it is too mituh trimmed for good taste, but then on this oeeaaion you liav bail taste. What about mine''" "f>h, quit* artistic, 'a stud* in blank and white, as the artist* say " Ihe ladle* laughed together, full til glee at their coming triumph over the Custom House oftlr*r*. The German wore the tut iion» grin affected by peo pie who listen to a language which they do uot liu;b r-tand At last the train slowed into Ulan dam station, the frontier "ui )uiup<al tha Missis Wylie with their hand ba, gage t he* calmly awaited lb* ap proach ii* tha oltti •r* Out lumbers I Herman with hi* lalnotis *mil> lie sa'iuW rs.l up In uun of Ike chiefs ui tha douane LAPORTE, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1894. '•Rien n declarer," said both ladies. "Eau do cologne, dentelles, tabao. spiritueux" (eologue water, lace, to bacco, spirits), the officer ran off. "Rien, rien," said the Misses Wylie. Tho man said nothing more, and the ladios, oxpeoting the cry of "Et vol ture, s'il vous plait 1" felt extremely happy. But at that moment the official to whom the German had been speak ing came up to them and said, in very fair English: "The ladies are fond of lace?" Their hearts sank within them. "Bather," they conceded. 'And to carry it on the bonnet is a convenient manner of avoiding the duty." They were undone! "But we are wearing it," screeched Annora. Melissa panted. ' 'Mesdames, I admire your ingenuity, but such an amount of new lace can not be passed even on your bonnets. Two, three, five meters," he went ou, measuring the unlucky lace with his eye, "fichu, flounce, etc. So many francs or I confiscate it." "En voiture, s'il vous plait!" was heard. Tho sum demanded by tho officer added to what they had paid in pur chase would have made the lace the dearest that ever was bought. They tore off their bonnets, pulled out in numerable pins, set free the fichus, flounces, etc., put them into the of ficer's hands and ran to their seats. Out of breath and out of pocket, they were most unhappy. Successful cheat ing is one thing, but unsuccessful cheating is another, and causos sharp pangs of conscience. "Too bad!" cried Melissa as the train moved ou. "Wo were entitled to what we wore." "It was that German," saidAnnora. "He understood English. He heard what we said. He told the official. Oh, a man may grin and grin and be a villain!" They groaned over their misfor tune. The first time the train stopped the villain entered their compart ments still grinning. They glared at him, but he still grinned. They took refuge in silence. He began to speak : "Ladies," he said in Londoneße English, "I was very sorry to have to incur your displeasure, but I felt that it was my duty to report you at the douane. You had innocently told me all about the lace on your bonnets, and for the credit of our country, for the sake of English honesty, I was constrained to point out your bonnets to that official. Can you forgivo me?" "No," said Annora. But Melissa thought that, notwith standing his wicked cruelty, there was something very pleasant in his smile. "I entreat your forgiveness, ladies; more, I humbly ask a favor." "Sir?" exclaimed Annora. ".Miss Wylie, Miss Annora Wylio"— the presuming wretch had seen their names on their luggage, even their Christian names—"you will confer a great l'afor on me if yon will tell me your address." Annora reddened ; Melissa blushed. Perhaps he was ashamed of the cruel part he had played and was about to offer an apology ; perhaps their brave and gentle endurance of misfortune had touched him ; perhaps their charms had so won upon him that ho wished to see more of them, with a view to— their suppositions broke off rapidly. Annora looked at Melissa, and Mel issa looked at Annora. Then the elder sister spoke. "We live at 113 An gelina gardens, Edwin Square, South Kensington, S. W." The stranger made a note of the ad dress. Melissa was on the point of ask ing his name when he said abruptly. "Yon shall hear from me." Then he discoursed on the country through which they were passing, after which ho buriod himself iu a Figaro and talked no more. At the next stoppage he said a brusque "Good morning, ladies," aud left the compartment, and they saw no more of him. There was a considerable flutter in the breast of Melissa, who was of a ro mantic turn of mind, aud who could only imagine one reason why this stranger should want her address. She still believed that ho was a Germau who spoke English remarkably well, anil fhe had seen that ho was not a gentleman; sho therefore made up her mind to refuse the offer of marriage which no doubt he would shortly make. Arrived in Angelina gardens, the Misses Wylie were occupied in arrang ing the household, and a couple of busy day* were spent by them. On the third day after their home-coming they received by the same post a par cel and a letter. Annora opened the carefully tied and sealed parcel, while Melissa read the letter. Having read it once to herself sho uext rea 1 it aloud to her sister ; Mesilauie* I (fit invsolt tin l"r u very utilisation to you tha other <l.ty at Maintain. lam a vary tlila nrin, tiw I utMbwl roun I with Ima In* In <»C yar l* of Hun Bruuel* la au I I thought that tin bail way of dmwttff th- attwtlN of the eiMoni-biiUH oftl -r« from rnynelf win to •Iraw It to you. li w.»* purely In *elf-(t«- that 1 dir»'t<Hl tlei raid on your Uou net*. Having boon tha oau«» of thi< low of your I*'**, I wish tu ntakx you ilue noaip*n ution. an t I beg leava to •«n<l you » HIIT la< <> than th it which you lo>t. Ia n, o'-dlrntly your*, loin Sftui Pr.M.i iW-TatVKI.KB. Meliisa took po iwMhm of a black IMM flounce ami tniiora of a doited yards of wlitto lace aud a lace-edge I handkerchief, and they quite forgave the »tout German for hi* cruelty and (or III* *loUtUt'*» Strati I I in' llai ili .l Hni't"«e oil Hri'iit'll, Hnrmiiij I* all right in ll* war, but •hoitld not hi indulged in ton ardrtil Ij or p*lllful rolls'qilelieen ill*V elisito, a* lllll«lr*ti I in tile can) of a young man of V J. t ahu *nei *i.l Hi* thoitliUr >««kt of joint Hit* I* tha IIM'ImI *II»I> ON RWNIL -- iMroli • ira !'»•*• WISE WORDS. An extremist is always a misfit. Money is not the measure of merit. Love is a natural product of human ity. A woman has no use for a dumb Cupid. Possession is pursuit with tho pith punched out. J Epigrams are diamonds in the gravel of conversation. There are people who can get drunk from excitement. People with nerve enough to lead never lack followers. Slyness is the only vice that does not write itself upon the face. The harder a woman's heart works the less liable it is togo on strike. Even a witticism has to depend on appropriateness for appreciation. It is seldom that a man's desires do not keep a week or two in advance of his income. Neglect of trifles is moro of an indi cation of a weak character that a strong one. "A good shape is in the sheers' mouth" and a good fit is all in the needle's eye. No human being has a moral right to dress out of harmony with the gen eral sense of the community. Women fall into errors from emo tion, while men are more often moved in the wrong direction by vanity. A woman can do a wrong twice as quick as a mau can, but it takes her a hundred times as long to forget it. It is a mistake to endow a mau with imaginary capabilities. He knows no moro than is shown by his works. If yon wish to keep your friend you must laugh at his jokes, but you are not bound to hear his stories twice. A suspicious mau is occasionally useful, but it is in the same sense that boils are said to be conducive to health. One of the things that cut into one's self-esteem iR to find that a cherished secret has been public property for months. Some people love each other for what they think they are, and some people love each other without thinking any thing about it. Make allowance for the follies of youth and hope for tho best. The cat, the gravest of all animals, is the most frisky when young. Four Curious Epitaphs. "Arthur C." writes to the New York Press as follows : In a recent issue of the Press I find several curious epitaphs. Two of them I think your correspond ent has changed a little or else re ceived an imperfect copy of the orig inals. The first, which is inscribed on a tombstone in the Isle of Wight, should read : To the memory of Martha Gwynn, Who was so pure and clean within She cracked the outer shell of skin Anil hatched herself a cherubim. The last one as presented by Mr- Harrison is more perfect in rhythm than the original, which reads as fol lows : Beneath this sod, in hopes of heaven, lite* the landlord otthe Idon ; His son sticks to the business still. Itssigned unto his father's will. Having interested myself (in younger days) in collecting curious examples of churchyard poetry, I might add to the list two of which perhaps the fol lowing is the most peculiar; Father and mother and I Chose to be burled asunder , Father and mother lie buriod hero And I lie burled yonder. A neighboring county furnishes th* following epitaph, which proves the "woman's rights movement" is not of recent origin, but was in full force in the rural districts of England even iu the early part of the last century: Here lies the man Richard And Mary, his wife. Their surname was Pritebard And they lived without strlfo : But the reason was plain, They abounded in riches. They no enro had, nor pain. And the wife woro the breeches. Would not our modern cometorios' "Forests of Marblo" be moro interest ing if thrro was a little more variety in tho logonds which tell of tho virtues of tho dead, even though our obituary poets should bo compelled to gather a little inspiration from their illustrious predecessors? Tito Oldest Human Habitation, The most ancient architectural ruins known are the temples at Ipsambul, on tho left bank of the Nile, in Nubia. Tho largest of these temples has four teen apartiueuts, tho whole of which has bouu hewn from solid rook. Borne idea of the immensity of these tem ple* may tie gleaned from the fact that one single apaitmcut of which meitßtircineuts were takeu wis found to bo rtftv-nuven feet long and rtfty two Icet broad, the vaulted dome-like roof heiug thirty feet above the tloor and supported l>y two rows of massive square pillars, four ina row, and each ot the same material of which the roof, side and floor of the temple are composed. To each of the ptlUr* is attached a colossal figure of a man, the feet being oil the Hoof aud the head touching the roof. These hu man tlgttres are n«ces**rilly of en >r- IIIOUS proportion", and are each paint ed in gaudy colors. In front of ihia wonderful rock eut temple are sealed four slill larger llgurvs of huiuati l>e lugs, two of whicb ar>-silly it*e feet in height, ami are believed to reprwaeltl ltems*a the Ureal, WIIINMI remarkable military exploit* are to be found d» pieied all uvef Northern Africa lb* productions oftwoof these Colossal Itg nr. • oil the gigantic scale ot the oil| lual, «!»• i a facsimile of lh« tempi* list If, OH a 'luail s. ale, w, r« made an l eilithitvd al Iks eeleUrale I Crystal I'alace M«druk«Mt, l.uglaad. Ml I,tillts IU public CAROLINA'S SEA ISLANDS, A PECULIAR SECTION OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST. Numerous Little Islands oil Which Many People Work In Various In dustries-Last Year's Storm. 1 \ LONG the southeastern At / \ lantic, from Savannah to r&\ Charleston, and from Char <£ leston north to Georgetown, the shore-line is very irregular, per haps more so than elsewhere on the Atlantic seaboard. Savannah, Beau fort, and Charleston, while seaport cities with their large shipping inter ests, are, in a sense, inland towns. They are reached through rivers, sounds, and bays, anil the open ocean is seen only by glimpses if at all. These rivers and sounds cut the South Carolina coast into points, peninsulas, and islands varying in size-, outline, and sometimes in geueral character or formation. If one looks at the coast chart he will wonder how the pilots ever learn the channels, and how, hav ing once mapped them, it is possible to follow the changes all the time in progress. The mainland runs into the sea like the fingers on one's liaml, and the sea in its turn crosses the fingers and penetrates them like the veins. The water is often fresh or salt accord ing to the ebb or the flow of the tide, and the rivers have two currents, one towards the ocean and the other from it. There are some ninety of these isl ands, as they are recognized, but their number is doubled by heavy rains. These islands are >oded with pines and oaks, and the ly soil produces, when fertilized aud attentively culti vated, abundant crops of cotton, rice, corn, watermelons, aud a variety of vegetables. An industry which has become profitable during the past few years is taking from the rich beds, both on the laud and in the rivers, their stores of phosphate rock. This business gives employment to thou sands, as in the immediate vicinity of Beaufort 160,000 tons of this rock are taken out ami washed preparatory to treatment every year. The rice plan tations claim much of the tillable soil, aud their product may bo called one of the two loading staples. The other is cotton; not the common upland kind of Georgia and Mississippi, but the more sought-for Sea Island cotton. During the season of IH9I-2 the ciop of the islands was 11,501 bales. Tho past season yielded but about 2100 bales, showing tho loss sustained in this one crop on account of the storm. These products are mentioned to show that tho Sea Islanders in fair timciiare able to support themselves. The population of these islands ia forty thousand or more, depending somewhat on tho season and the vigor with which the phosphate mines ate operated. Eighty-five per cent, of these people are colored; the remain ing fifteen per cent, include the plan ters aud their agents, the storekeep ers, the owners of business plants, and Rome scattered "crackers." As a whole, this population of forty thou sand is not well-to-do. It dwells in huts and cabins rather than in houses. It lives contentedly on hominy and bacon, with boiled rice for variety, and sweet potatoes and chickens for luxuries. The majority of tho blacks do not lose sleep because their crops are often mortgaged when they are planted. The awful tidal wave of August 2, 1893, could hardly have found in the United States a section whose topog raphy was more iuviting to its fury. The surface of thet-e islands is, for tho most part, a scant five feet abovo tide-water. Almost everything but the tops of the pines was submerged by a wave which at its highest is said to have reached fifteen feet. Cabins, fences, bridges, boats aud everything uot securely anchored were carried out to sea ; the growing crops almost ready for the harvest were washed out of tho ground or killed by the salt water; desolation spread over the islands. Prompt measures were adopted for relief, but the extent of the dimeter increased as the truth became known. At Charleston and at lieaufort ram mittuos were organized, and contri bution* eiuuo to them from the generous North, though business de pression then shadowed the country. Mueh had been done, there wat vastly more to <lo, when on the 1 Itti of Sep tember, Miss Clara Hartou, President of the American National Hed Cross, with assistant*, arrived. Miss Marlon eaiue by the united reqiitata of the Governor of Month Cirolina ami the two tinted States Senators. Aecoiu panted by Governor Tillman, Keuator Hutler. State officer* and promiuent citizens, an investigation wa* mad", This wa» thoroughly and eon eieiitiously done, even to the takin of a census of the destitute. The inlands »ere districted, distributing eeutres loeated, trained nurses and physicians an I eiprrienei-I helper* were auiunioned. Very soon tin* lied Croat had an organisation nearly per feet, and waa familiar with every part of the Island" I>. !•*.-attolls of mil ferers e*lted at itrit to pte« lit their needs, and later to »iate what the, 1 eottld ||i't tloHi) without The tin presstoli at the •»«- jiitii I it waslhst Ilia lie I Cross is a sie.inl mlitiuii of lu old KeedlMetl a II ir< »i|, » lt»lril>Utiu< mii't. It required si* »wk» tu «t plain Ilia e.ianetsr ul Itm telle. t > tfllett, to impress It upon ihe » ill ror». Harper* W. nkly 11 Mill tli.ml llmitti i« t •«>»pi|i all t»»• talk s at lli H . lfc»|eW>r *tli i «a#s ot er<i»lt» »■« I fio ltl |>> tuiui* , I,uu|.,|< |», 111, tbfi * ..vatji, *■• I . I, t m , mm living !• u • ' Terms"-SI.OO in Advance ; 51.25 after Three Months. SCIENTIFIC ASP INDUSTRIAL. The skin of the cactus plant is air tight. The apple has a larger proportion of phosphorous than any other fruit. There are no known means by which the scars made by smallpox may be re moved. Giants usually have weak constitu tions, and are shorter-lived than dwarfs. A Hungarian inventor claims to be able to make from wood pulp a fabric suitable for durable clothing. A Frenchman has invented an elec tric mosquito bar which electrocutes insect pests which come in contact with it. A microscopic examination of a hair will determine with almost infallible certainty to what kind of animal it "belonged. Scientific men have demonstrated that a speed of 200 miles an hour can never be attained by anything that moves o' wheels. Elect 1 pianos, which play them selves, ne keys being depressed as though oy some unseen hand, are now being manufactured. Plants are affected by various sub stances, just as animals stupefy and kill them. No receptacle has ever been made strong enough to resist the bursting power of freezing water. Twenty pound shells have been burst asunder as though made of pottery. An astronomer calculates tha*. if the diameter of the sun is daily diminished by two feet, over 3000 years must elapse ere the astronomical instruments now in use could detect the diminu tion. Italian grape culturists are now mak ing illuminating oil from grape seeds, from which they get a product of from ten to fifteen per cent. It is 3lear, colorless and inordorous, and burns without smoke. The light from the sun reaches the earth in seven and one-half minutes, though the distance is such that a can non-ball fired from the sun and con tinuing its velocity unabated would require more thau seventeen years to to reach the earth. A horse can draw on metal rails one and two-thirds times as much as on as phalt pavement, three and one-third times as much as on good Belgian blocks, five times as much as on good cobble-stone, twenty times as much as on gooit earth road, and forty times as much as on sand. The migrating instinct is uncontrol lable in birds that have it at all. Geese hatched from the eggs of the wild variety, though they have had no op portunity of learning, take wing in the fall and fly off to the South; if their wings be clipped they will walk off as fast and go as far as they can. In a recent lecture, Sir Robert Ball said that a telegraphic message would go seven times round the earth in a second, aud if a telegraphic message could bo sent to the moon it would rencli its destination in a little more than a second. He also thought that it would take something like eight minutes to arrive at the sun. More thau three hundred species of fish hitherto unknown to naturalists are described by M. Leon Vaillant as inhabiting the lakes of Borneo. Many other fish are identical with species living iu the waters ot the Sunda Islands and off Indo-China. As these species never reach the sea, they fur nish another argument in favor of the theory of a former connection of these countries. The Sandwich Man. Tho London sandwich men are a dis tinct class peculiar to the great metro polis. They are the peripatetis who advertise tho latest novelties in thea tres or wardrobes, and they spend their lives, so to speak, between the boards. They are for tho most part, broken-down folk, who have lost other employment through evil habits; but there are some of abetter class who are thoroughly respectable and trust worthy. They are selected by bill posting agencies, which make a busi ness of supplying employers, and the applications are always in excess of tho demand. A general election is al ways a time ol harvest to the saudwich men. In London at a Parliamentary election as many as a hundred of them have Wen employed bj each candidate, and an instance is mentioned bv the Graphic where "each side sedulously sought to make the sandwich men who were proclaiming the virtues of the opposition candidate digracefully drunk. Itotli sides succeeded, and two hundred drunken sandwich men were on exhibition that day in the con stitueucv, to the amusement of the fr'V olouh an I itie horror of the serious minded amoug the lieges. ' The pay on election days is doubled, and hence if four hundred men are required at lea»i eight hundred can he ha I A uoldeman, a member of an old Itrilish family, recently won a by pa rading I'icadilly as a sandwich man, dr«'»«f 1 in a shabby coat and battcre I hat Prank 1.e.-lie's Weekly. I Han WilN a llnubl* He til. Whew th>- M'tv'er fount* J* i ■ I *1 'li.al \ i»t ■ >ii 4a session a lv» »eai» a colore«l man ttautt 1 William km* fame i» l>'l< he it fti( V tSiitlltalloM He eiaime I t . hate t« head*, but a careful it ant . « tab I th« lael that ht» h •«( **« tottbb. mutes! of b. in* | 4 . •< ,-aMte t : H< W .U hat>ug tao ittsttn** ttmaaltaH*. s lii- N eoitl I taady ks felt, li < kai a übl.itl eoM(«o! usei hta dolble tile stiit lit*. IwiS j able ku sso|» ita luatiia iitti oms h aita-at ia * ontvtiu s> • l.witia H> | itidie NO. 41. AT PLAY. Day that yon are mother dear Ami play that papa is yonr bean; I Play thnt wo sit in the corner here, J list as we used to, long ago. Playing so, we lovers two, Are just as happy as we can he, And I'll say "I love you" to you And you say "I love you" to mel "I love you" we both shall say, All in earnest and all in play. Or, play that you are the other one That some time came, and went away; And play that the light of years agone Stole into my heart again to-day ! Playing that you are the one I knew 112 In the days that never again may be, " I'll say "I love you" to you And you say "I love you' to me! "X love you!' my heart shall say To the ghost of the past come backto-day! Or, play that you sought this nestling pla«e For your own sweet self, with that dual guise Of your pretty mother in your face And the look of that other in your oyes I So the dear old loves shall live anew As I hold my darling on my knee, And I'll say "I love you" to you And you say "I love you" to me 112 Oh, many a strange true thing we say And do when we pretend to play! --Chicago Record. HUMOR OF THE DAY. A game biril—The shuttlecock.— Truth. It may also be said that homeliness is only skin deep.—Puck. The man who plays football, only has a fighting chance for his life. The man who lost his temper wasn't proud of the article when he found it. Some men are in the hands of a law yer or doctor all the time.— 1 Atchison Globe. Talent is the ability to make use of the results of some one else's genius. —Puck. The greatest organ in the world with no stops—woman's voice.—-Low ell Courier. Whenever a man makes a good guess he begins tc talk about his good judg ment.—Puck. A hint to the wise is sufficient, pro vided the wise are disposed to take it. —Galveston News. When a mau is beside himself he should not place much dependence on his companion.—Puck. Usually when a woman's ear begins to burn she is talking about some body.—Galveston News. It is a mighty good boy who likes to have his school teacher-meet his parents—Boston Transcript.' One of the greatest pleasures in life is found in counting the money one about to make.—Galveston News. He madly loved a lass, alas 1 Who was to him averse ' ' Because there was a lack, alack;' Of money in his purse. • —Kansas City. Journal. There is much tenderness fn this seemingly cruel world—but the bfitcher rarely finds it.—Cleveland Plain Deal er. , t '' _„ r Pathos sometimes is very near *to humor; and isomo people's Mntior is very near to pathos. SomervttteJour nal. To learn to play the trombone it is necessary to have good lungs and indulgent neighbors. Philadelphia Record. A great many persons have been kept from making their mark in this world by copy books. —Chicago In ter-Ocean. Muriel—"And how are you getting on with that Boston girl?" .Tack— "Swimmingly. I've succeeded in breaking the ice." —Harlem Life. Lover—"l assure you, Herr Meyer, I cannot live without your daughter.' Herr Meyer—"Oh, you overestimate my income."— Fliegeude Ulaetter. Her brow was like tho suowilrlft, Her throat was like the swan • When sheM bought complexion powders And strewed them thickly ou. —Chicago Tribune. She—"l believe the affection you professed for me was all put on."' He "Same as your complexion whs iD those days, eh?"—lndianapolis Jonr nal. "Little boy, doesn't it pain you to see an elderly woman hanging ou tit a strap?" Hoy (keepiug his seat) "No'ui, less it's my ma."—Boston Journal. When a woman puts on a nice apron around the house to save her dress, she puts on another aproit ou top of that to »ave the nice apron. —Atchi son ( ilobe Itoae "Harry has such a cheerful disposition He uever borrows trou ble. ' I'aisy —"I have been told he inoken an exception of that."— Harlem Life. Hr ""the/ are not on »|>eakiiig terms, lull know ' She "Why, they are dead in love with each other. He "For that reason they don't speak ; t ey ju«t sit an I ga/u at each other. Philadelphia ('all. Mabrl "I'spa i« getting auiious about toitr galls. Vesterda* he aant •d lo kilo a »iii you aer. Idoret - "I'm I cay. Xlabel, il h tit, ulions Ihe stib|eel «.;siu uII hi in ion hear*! in** giiliublmg about high take*. ' New York VVi. sil * t|ar> Jane, »a 1 the rector *ul munly, "the >leak is ci 'kill to • CI ISO an I the |»'tal ■ » aia las Volt have let! it lido tie lhe thiols that I'Si'kil to bv dt»Ue, isd ,'t"'k' I tin* lour the things that una hi Mot to lie dt.u. 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