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W. M. CHENEY. Publisher. VOL. XII. Russia proposes to tunnel the Cau casus for a military railroad. In Austria-Hungary, with a popula tion of 56,000,000, there arc 4,000,000 supported at public expense. It is claimed that better metal ships chn be built at San Francisco than in the East, because better wood for the framework can be had there. Canadians are preparing to harness up their side of Niagara Falls now. "They know a good tiling when they see it," remarks the New Orleans Pic ayune. The greatest preponderance of fe males to males is found in the District of Columbia, where the proportion is 110,242 females to 100,000 males. This is due to the extensive employ ment of women in the Government offices. Robert Louis Stevenson's estate in Samoa includes 400 acres of forest land, and is situated at an elevation ranging from 600 to 1.100 feet. Among the products of his plantation are bread fruit., pineapples, bannas, COCOH, inilia rubber, sugar cane, ginger, kava, taro, grenadillas, oranges, limes, citrons, cocoanuts, mangoes, vanilla, coffee, cinnamon and guava. Two very ingenious contrivances for casing the work of the weary type writer pounder have been recently placed on the market. The one is styled a "typewriter prism." It is a rod of highly polished glass, fastened to the carriage beneath the impres sion roller. Two of its sides are flat and inclined to each other at an angle of forty-five degrees; the third is a strong cylindrical curve. This contrivance reflects the writing under neath, and the lifting of the carriage to locate an error is thus obviated. The other device is au attachment by which the writer can tell the Lumber of words which he has pounded out of his machine. The question—ls a man the owner of his own teeth? -has come before a German court at Gera: A man who had been suffering for some time from [ toothache made up his mind to have I the tooth taken out. The stuinp | proved a difficult one to draw, anil when it was out it was of such curious j shape that the dentist declared he ; would keep it as a curiosity. His ! patient, however, thought he would j like to keep it himself, and claimed j it; but the dentist, on the ground I that a tooth, when drawn with the | free consent of a patient, is ownerless property as soon as it leaves the jaw, refused to give it up. The patient at once entered au action against the I dentist. A Japanese mosquito-catching plant was exhibited in New York City the other day. The bare mention of such a thing suggests infinite possibilities j to the Tribune. "The real name of it is Vincetoxieum acuminatum, but ! its name is a matter of no conse- i qnence. What we should like to know is why it has up to the present time been blushing unseen. In the specimen exhibited every blossom held within its embrace a mosquito, which appeared to be fast beyou i possibility of escape. In a little time we may expect to see summer hotels j and boarding houses announcing in ' flaming letters that they are fully | equipped with large fields devoted to the cultivation of this plant. Why Japan has concealed the treasure so long is a mystery. From what we read in the papers about cowboys, one would be justified in believing that they were a rough and vulgar lot. A gentleman just from the West, and who has many cowboys in his employ, surprised us not a little by assuring us that many of these men are well-educated; that they belong to good families, and that many of them are not addicted to profanity or intemperance. He also gave us the important information that a herd of half-wild cattle is as timid aiul ner- | vous as so many sheep, and that the herders, who fully understand their peculiarities, are accustomed to soothe them, particularly in the night-time, by singing. At the sudden appear ance of any strange object, or the i sound of any unfamiliar noise, the herd stampede, and when the cattle | get running, tliey are almost as diffi- j cult to check as n mountain torrent or j n prairie fire. At such times, a part of ! n cowboy's duty is to ride around an 1 around the "bunch" of cattle, singing j i) song—often a liymn as melodiously i as ho can. Gradually the animals are i quieted, and come to a halt, and drop down, one by one, till at length they j are all asleep, and the weary singer j can dismount from hi« panting horse, j »9d *iv* »wn « ••"Bi WOtJLOWn WLM I'd like to stray through forest aisles Where nature wears her sweetest smiles. Where gentle zephyrs all the woodland blos soms woo ; There where the wild birds trill their lays And broklets loiter on their ways Td like to pluck a little sprig of heartsease. Wouldn't you? I'd like to roam through meadows fair Where clover blossoms scent the air. And wander hidden, grass-grown paths and brush away the dew ; I'd like to hide in tangled dells And listen to the fairy bells, And bathe my tired spirit in music. Wouldn't you? O, I would quit the flurry, The unending haste an I hurry Of prisoned, wall-bound cities , I would go where skies are blue. I'd quite forget the grinding mart And lying close to niture's heart I'd steal her sweetest, peace-begettting secrets. Wouldn't you? —Chicago Journal. SEMPRONIA. tE rather pride our selves upon being small bnt select— snail, that is, as a Where were they selected from? That is what I want to know." Of course, no one satisfied her impertinent curiosity. We all knew where we came from, if she didn't, and some of us held strong opinions as to Miss Mayberry's ultimate destina tion, but that is neither here nor there. Still, it was "rather a startler" j when old Mr. Eggleston, of Ber- j luondsey, came down to Willowtown to T live. He was fabulously ricli; he swallowed peas with his knife and j called them "inarrerfats;" he was im- i patient, headstrong, choleric, apoplec- | tic. Two important facts saved him j from social ostracism—his aldermanic j 1 dinners and his daughter Sempronia. ' It is not very easy to describe ' 1 Sempronia. Her beautj had an 1 elusive way of defying description. 1 When she entered a room people were 1 vaguely conscious that something 1 pleasant had happened. If you were fortunate enough to take her into ' dinner she confirmed that impression. 1 Even mock turtle lost its mockery ' when she sat beside you. Not that old Eggleston often yrot people oil with mock turtle; he was far too fond of dipping his white beard in the gen- ! 1 uine thing to wish to impose iraitu- | tions on his guests. j * Poor Harry Nicholson's troubles, j j however, began the first time he dined 1 at the Egglestons', owing to Mr. Eg- 1 gleston's ambiguous speech. Mr. Eg- , ' gleston was gobbling away at his soup, ! ' and only left off to observe that lie j * "couldn't 'eat the 'ot 'ouse." ; "But, my dear sir," observed j 1 Harry, "nothing but an ostrich could j ' heat your hothouse." J! "Don't you be imperent, young ( man," retorted Mr. Eggleston, "or ; ' you and ma'll 'ave words. I will 'eat j 112 it if I like." Sempronia threw oil on the troubled j * waterp, but not before Mr. Eggleston ' had remarked to the remains of his j soup that Harry was "a uordacious j eparrer." I j Sempronia was very foud of her j t father. She didn't obtrude the fact, but skilfully contrived to throw her x mantle over him at all the social func- ? tions of the neighborhood. It soon ! 3 became an understood thing that any ] i one who poked fun at Mr. Eggleston j had no chauce of winning the good | I graces of his beautiful daughter. Her | mother had been a lady—a very feeble 1 t one—and married Eggleston on ac- 1 count of his stronginindedness. j v Mrs. Eggleston's relatives were so I a astounded by the originality of such ! t a reason that they cut her. It preyed ! on Mrs. Eggleston a good deal, but i she lived very happily with her hus- ' e band until Sempronia was born. Then, | e like Mrs. Doinbey, "she oould't make I o an effort" —and died! People who a saw poor Mr. Eggleston at that I awful time said that he was as one dis- | a traught. He sat by the dead woman, j holding her hand, until she was taken j t away to the grave. Then he fell down \ a in a fit. He was only prevented from i following his wife into the silent land | e by hearing the doctors say he hadn't | a chance of living. In order to con- e tradict them he recovered. If he I couldn't "'eat the 'ot 'ouse" it wasn't for want of trying his jaws on every- ! fi thing else he came across. Still, with all his faults, old Mr. ! Eggleston was much beloved iu Willow- j b town. His speech when he first took 1 the chair at the "Penny Readings" | was a model of metaphorical research. ! a "When I look round 'ere," he said, ' J sticking his determined thumbs well I li into his white waistcoat, "I asks my- ' self what brings me 'ere, and I says to j niaself, says I—Money ! I've never ; I been properly oddicated, but I've made ! r —Money ! I was born in the gutter, :!i so to speak, but I've made—Money! j c I ain't, the genuine come-over-with- j n William-the-Conqueror and other-line- s old-crusted-thieves lot (any one can ; i tell I'm not real Dosset, and only oleo- ! margarine), but I've made—Money!! Nobody'd call me a new-laid Brahma; j <1 I'm only a sixteen-to-the-shillin'-and j il take-juo-lmek if-'igh-Froneh-egg, bill : I've made—Money. And now I've ! « made money I mean to spend it on i ! people I like, BO I'll be very glad if 1 you'll all come up to supper when the j performance is over. Mr. Nicholson >. v adjoin' toeing 'The eurt Bowed Down, t I don't know what it'* bowed down i c about, byt i Jt'i vary pretty," : v LA PORTE, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 3. 1894. And Mr. Kgglestda. fettred amid thunderons applause. Harry Nicholson sans "The Heart Bowed Down" with great effect. "He's always up at the 'all," Mr. Eggleston informed people. He liked Nicholson now, although he couldn't resist call ing him "a confounded youug puppy for sniggerin'because I got flummoxed and said 'Mr. Recitation will give n Smith' the other night. He's of a good fam'ly, Nicholson is. I should like my daughter to marry into a good fam'ly. I never was much of a fam'ly man myself, though I dessay I could buy a crest and a Latin mortar at the 'Erald's College. Still, it's a tine thing to have a picture gallery full of beau tiful murderesses and ruffians in armor and Sir 'Ugos and Sir Lunchalots, and Lady Ediths of the white 'and, and sitchlike." Sempronia did not object to Nichol son's picture gallery at all. She and Nicholson were always together. Of course, Nicholson was poor. Indeed, his picture gallery was his chief pos session. He was expected to live up to it. People supposed that ho did something for a living, but no one knew exactly what it was. One day, however, it occurred to him that he was in love. "I'm going away," he said abruptly to Miss Eggleston. They were sitting before the draw ing room fire. It was only C.30, but just after Christmas it is very dark at that time. Miss Eggleston was clad in black velvet, and what Mr. Eggles ton called "the family dimons" sparkled on her white nock. Mr. Eggleston always insisted on her wear ing jewels at dinner. He was mor tally afraid of his suspicious-looking butler, as that stony-hearted func tionary had threatened "to resign" if Mr. Eggleston dared to sit down to dinner in » shooting jacket. "If peo ple don't respect themselves," ho had observed. "I do. When I served my i Lord of Ditchwater he always dressed for dinner, and I'm not agoin' to de mean myself by waiting on a parvenoo who don't." That had settled it. Rather than be called by such an awful word as "parvenoo." Mr. Eggleston apologized, and Perkins buried th*' liatchet. When Nicholson said that he was away Sempronia didn't like it »t all. Her blue eyes looked into the Sre with a rather abstracted air. The firelight played upon her beautiful, if tomewhat haughty features. What right a butterman's daughter had to resemble the De Veres of romance it tvas difficult to discover, but she in lubitably did so. Her features were ' jeither faulty faultless nor splendidly ' lull: they certainly were very beau tiful. "doing away !" naked. "Surely, Mr. Nicholson, this is rather a sudden freak." Nicholson rose from his chair and ttood looking down on her. He was jlack ns a crow, but with a prepossess- j ng blackness. Ho had a very musi- 1 ;al voice, his gayety was infectious, J ind people lingered to listen to liis aughing witticisms. But he did not teem inclined to bo funny to-night. For so mercurial a youth he was de :idedly serious. His hand twisted the leautiful stud in his immaculate shirt : ront. Altogether he was very preoc jupied. The rug wasn't big enough. Be trod on the St. Bernard and was ! itricken with remorse. "Such an awl is well out of the vav," he said. 'Miss Eggleston, ! 1 ['ll go." "You forget that you dine with us. " J "Oh, no ; I don't forget. Perhaps rou will let me off. I'm not fit for the ' fiddy throng to-night." "It isn't a giddy throng. There 11 vill be papa and Mr. Gubbins. True, Mr. Gubbins is volatile—away from I , Mrs. Gubbins- but you cannot call | >apn giddy." "No. I'm off to-morrow. In fact, I ' !'ve made a discovery." | ' "In the picture gallery? Or buried 1 treasure in the paddock?" I ' "Don't scoff at ray poverty," he 6aid vith repressed feeling. "Don't scoff ■ ' it that. God knows I never felt it un- j 1! til to-night." "And why to-night?" j ' "To-night?" with assumed indiffer- i " snce. "Well, even the lightest-heart- i ' (d fellow finds Black Care perching j >n his shoulder sometimes. I—l was i * ictnally thinking this afternoon." j K "No wonder you are tired." But j v iho didn't look at him. > » "Yes; fuuny, wasn't it? Actually j * hiukiug. What doyou think I thought j c !.bout?" I c "I don't know. Something inter- ; 1 istiug?" 1 "I can't say that. It seemed inter- : ssting tome." H She smiled. t "I went up to the gun room, and j lung- myself into a chair." " "And lit a cigar?" jt "Well, yes. When a man thinks, | v le's bound to light up; can't help it." ] 1 "So you lit up?" jl "i:es, I lit up. Thou I sat down , ' vgain; then I got up; then I sat down. v Nearly wore out the chair before I'd J 4 finished." "That was serious." ; t "It was. I wanted something. Didn't know what I wanted, so called t myself names and pitched my oigar s iiwny. Which was rash. It was a good t signr," regretfully; "and I haven't t many loft. Must take to smoking o shag like Old Ikey does. He enjoys K it." t "Don't be horrid." a "I got tired of walking up and 1 down, so 1 stopped short in tho mid- ! n Llle of the floor, and fixed my eyes up- il on the carpet pattern. It's un awfully 1 <ood plan that. The carpet spoke s iiiick to me. It said—" t "Yes?" n "Oh, it said, you bone-idle beggar, | you've wasted your manhood, you have ! n tottered in tho vineyard (metaphori- I t sally, of course—gott oan't tottsr Inn vineyards where there orea't toy" i I stands to reason) while others toiled, and all that sort Of thing, don't you know. Yet all the time, some impos sible dream—a dream of great happi ness—has haunted you. You have drifted, drifted, like a boat bottom up, with this happiness quite close to you. You had but togo forth into the world, and—and win your spurB —and you didn't go. That's what the carpet said. Extraordinary bit of Brussels, wasn't it?" "Yes. Didn't it say anything else?" "Lots of things. It said I must lose this woman I loved because I was ruined." "Ruined!" "Yes, ruined; and all that sort of thing. I have been living on capital instead of interest. The only redeem ing feature about the affair is that the gallery will have to go. You see, it's hard lines on a fel'ow to have nothing but a gallery left to him ; he can't live up to it; and yet he has to do so. None of those ruffianly old ancestors of mine ever did a day's work in their lives. I'm afraid I haven't done much. But why should I bore you with this?" "You don't bore me, and you—suf fer !" "It is a trifle unpleasant." "You didn't think it would be par ticularly pleasant?" "I was horridly bored by that gal j lery. Lady Edith of the White Hand | will fetch a good price from a soap I man. I couldn't have stood that de pressing female much longer. She had a way of sticking her hand out at one, as if a fellow couldn't live up to it. I'm sure I didn't want live up to it. I'm thinking of joining the mounted police in the Northwest Territory. They're a splendid lot; and there's al ways the pleasureable excitement of being scalped byThe-Man-Who-Ridea* A-Mule With-His-Face-To-The-Tail, or some other equally long-named hero." "The experience wouldn't be of much use to you because it could only happen once." "Yes, I suppose so. There are worse things than being scalped." "Possibly." "And so goodby to the old times— I and to—to Lady Edith. When a man I is on the brink of ruin it is best for ! him to forget—everything." "Yes," she said almost inaudibly. I "It is best for him to forget, but not —everything. I—l am very sorry for you." He pressed her hand lightly to his lips. She knew that this was his characteristic farewell to the hopes he had cherished. Womanlike, she was angry at his silence. And then his wretched pride. She had enough money for both. What did his poverty matter? Hadn't he that delightful b'ullury of aucestora, eiome of whom, if report spoke truly, were little better than the wicked. You couldn't buy family portraits like that. There were plenty of dubious old masters in the market, but few undoubtedly "old mississes," as Mr. Eggleston called them. And here was this irrational youth, who loved her, going off to be scalped by Pawnees, or Comanches, or Sioux, or Apaches, or any other outlandish tribe of Indians with whom fate might confront him. Why not stay at home and have his hair pulled only in the family circle? And it was such j beautiful hiiir ! j He disappeared in the darkness, i feeling that desperate sorrow which j only comes to a man once in a life j time, for the simple reason that he I couldn't possibly live through it j twice. "By Jove," he muttered be tween his set teeth, "it would go hard J with any one who crossed me to j night." "Har—Harry!" gurgled a choking | voice from the shrubs. "'EIp— 'Jilp!" The next moment Harry had jumped | into the bushes. A bullet whizzed by his ear as he did so, and a cowardly rufliau who had half strangled Mr. Eggleton tied into the unknown. "My wife's portrait," cried Mr. Eggleston. "They knocked me down as I was coming up the walk—" Harry ran swiftly down the avenue, hie pulses tingling with fierce joy, and all the savage within him revelling in the prospect of a tight. Just as he reached the gate his foot tripped against a rope, which was stretchod across the drive. There was another shot —a redhot, searing, tearing dart in his shoulder—and he fell forward on his face, whilst the cracksmen made off across the field, cursing their own stupidity in begin ning operations so prematurely. Pol"kins disappeared with them. Harry was carried into the honso and laid ou a couch. Doctors were telegraphed for right and left. For j hours he remained with pallid features [ and closed eyes. The doctors shook their heads and looked wise. The wound was a serious one ; the bullet hard to find ; if certain things didn't happen the patient would recover; if they did happen, he wouldn't; that was all that could be extracted from j them as they nodded with sphinx-like | gravity, and returned to their pa- 1 tieut. Semprouia sat beside Harry through the long night. It was useless to dis simulate any more. She was quite tearless and as white as wax. Every now and then she moistened his lips or smoothed the pillow, but did not give way to her grief. It was only toward morning on the second day aftor the doctors had extracted the liullet that. 6he betrayed any excite ment. In the cold, gray dawn a robin, deluded into momentary cheerfulness by the thought that spring would surely come Rome day, began to twit tor his cheery melody to the case ment's glimmering square. The song of the bird smote Sempro nia. She shivered, and, bending over the wounded mau, kissed liiin passion ately. "Ah," she moaned, as eho flmitf H«r»tU o« bar h»«m by th« ouuoh, "i J w». nd hard and cruel to you, but I iceant. to let you leave rne. I wouli. .lave followed yon to the world's end for one word of love, but you were so proud—so proud—that I could never hun.ble myself to tell you so. And now—now you will not know it." She pushed back her hair and stared with wild, wan eyes into the gray dawn. Then a wonderful thing hap pened. The sleeping man opened his eyes and smiled. From that moment he grew better. "I seemed to hear your voice faintly and afar off," he explained, when he was able to "sit it}) and take a tittle nourishment," as Mr. Eggleston put it."l was crossing a gray river, accompanied by an old man who was half clad in skins. As we drew near to the opposite shore, dim ly discernible through the gloom, pale phantoms came down to meet us, and then—then I heard your voice, and all was well." "Yes," she made answer,softly, "all was well. God has been very good to us, aad all is well." "And if anybody's got to be scalped," said old Mr. Eggleston, fondly sur veying the young couple, "let's 'ope as it'll be those ruffians as garotted me when that sanctimonious Porkins (the butler) helped 'em to get my watch. Anyhow, they'll have their hair cut short at Her Majesty's ex pense for some time, bless her. It's refreshing after these years of paying taxes to get something for it."—De troit Free Press. SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL. Only nine per cent, of surgical operations in amputation are fatal. In the East Indies there are spiders so large that they feed on small birds. The underground electric railroad iu London is in places sixty feet below the surface. The first furrow plowed by electric plows in America was on March 30, 1892, at the Kansas Sorghum Experi ment Station. A new penny-in-the-slot machine scares away tamperers by sounding an alarm and shocking them with a strong electric current. The gannet, or solan goose, is pro vided with an air cushion under his skin. His body contains about 160 cubic inches of air. There are some vegetables that can scarcely be distinguished from ani mals, and some animals that seem to have all the characteristics of a vegetable. Toads and frogs carry a supply of water about with them iu a sack pro vided for the jurpose. and if by accident the supply becomes exhausted the animal dies. The Bovista gigantea, a species of fungus, will grow in one night from the size of a pea to as large as a water melon. Its increase of cells per minute has been estimated at 66,000,- 000. The observations of Parkes and Francis show that the lungs of Euro peans dying iu ludia are lighter than the European standard after death, j proving that these organs, being ! brought lessinto physiological activity, diminish iu size. That cats will occasionally hunt after butterflies has been affirmed by a British periodical, and recently ob ! served by Dr. Jentick, of Holland, j Probably many have observed them jumping after, catching and eating j grasshoppers with a relish. Mr. Michaels has recently studied the relations between mauy mites aud certain ants in whose nests they are boarders. A strange case is that of a species of Bdella, which lives habitu ally in a spider's web in harmonious relations with the otherwise ferocious host. It is a surprising fact that though the human body has in it a great num ber of organic salts, we take only one from inorgauio nature to add to our food, and that is sodium chloride or common 6alt. All other salts are present in organic food stuffs, in quantities sufficient for our require ments ; we have no need to seek for them elsewhere. An immense deposit of auriferous ore in one mass, a mile wide by two miles long, is reported to have been discovered betweau Rat Portage and Tort Arthur, seventy miles south of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Assays average Isß in gold and iu silver. Goologists have expressed the opinion that the deposit may be from 80JO to 10,000 feet deep. It is reported that Donald H. Farquhar, of St. Louis, has succeeded in so concentrating the eloctric light that it will illume the brain. The same plan can also be adopted wliou it is necessary to study the pathological condition iu other parts of the body. A small cone of light from an 800- candle power lamp is inado to pene trate the tissues, and it is said that broken boues cau be studied aud in juries learned that could not be de termined by the ordinary methods of examination. Relief From Fatigue, A warm bath, with au ounce of sea salt, is almost as restful as a nap. Paddle in the wa er uutil it cools, and if not too susceptible to cold, drv without rubbing with a towel, resting the feet on a sofa or chair, so as to be off the floor. Put on fresh stockings, and the person who "was ready to drop" will then be ready to stand up. But the quickest relief from fatigue is to plunge the foot iu ice-cold water, and keep it immersed until there is a sensation of warmth.—Philadelphia Ledger, The silver production in the United States iu '6»3 w»» H0,000,000|008 , oun««f, 1 Terms—Bl.oo in Advance ; 81.25 after Three Months. RECRUITS FOR THE ARMY. HOW UNCLE SAM OBTAIHS HIS SOLDIER BOTS. All Must Undergo a Physical Kxam- Inatloii —The Term They >lnst Serve and the Pay They Receive. IT happens occasionally that peo ple see in their wanderings about town a flag flying from the sec ond-story window of a building on the corner of Woodward avenue and Congress street, and are curious to know what mission of peace or war it represents. Inquiry in the drug store immediately beneath, or a close inspection of some letters on the build ing in the vicinity of the flag, ex plains its presenco The letters form this sign: RECRUITING OFFICE, U. S. A. : Further investigation reveals the fact that this autc-room of glory opens on the Congress street side, where a soldier in the uniform of the United States army stands at attention in the doorway, his white-gloved hands held in military fashion at his Bide, but holding neither gun nor sword. He is a soldier of peace, the ofhoe orderly who stands there, not to guard the premises, but to Bay, "This way, boys," to the would-be recruits who are looking for the enlisting office. The candidate for military honors goes upstairs, dreading the ordeal at every step, and finds himself in a large room, where the recruiting officer sits at a table attended by a sergeant and an orderly in the imposing uniform which the candidate for enlistment hopes to don. "I want to 'list,' " he says, ap proaching the table. Captain Noble looks up. ' 'Take off your hat." The hat is sheepishly removed. "What is your age?" "Twenty years old." "Are your people willing?" "They are, sir." "Married ?" "No, sir." "Ever been in jail?" At this the candidate looks surprised and hurt, and answers in the negative quite forcibly enough to be convinc ing. Then the sergeant takes the man in hand, looks down his throat, examines his teeth, weighs him, takes higlit and finds out his reason for wanting to en list. If he tips the beam at regulation weight, not less than 128 nor more than 190, measures not less than five feet four inches, he comes up to the requirements of a i able-bodied soldier, and is sent into another room to dis robe. Then he is again weighed and measured and put through a course of physical exercise that brings out any disability that may exist in bold re lief. If he is gymnastically correct, can bend his body like a contortionist, expand and contract his chest without getting breathless, prove that every toe and finger is capable of active ser vice, and that his back is limber enough to enable him to stoop either way, he is accepted and registered and taken to the captain's office to be sworn iu. But first he must answer a personal category of questions, aud must msrke affidavit that he has neither wife nor child. The laws that regulate army life are then read to him. He is shown the fate of the man who enlists under a false oath, or who, once en listed, deserts before his time is up. Ho has now the gala dress on for which his soul has hankered, he wears the regimentals of a private soldier in the United States army. He dare not walk out of that office without leave from his superior officer. He is an en listed man for three or five years, as the case may be, and the recipient of sl3 a month in Uncle Sam's money. The following is the rate of pay as now established: Pay per Pay per Pay for Grade. month, year years Privates cavalry, artil lery and infantry sl3 $156 S7BO Field musicians—cavalry, artillery and infantry .. 13 156 780 Saddlers—Cavalry. .. ... 15 180 900 Farriers and folucksmiuis —Cavalry 15 180 800 Corporals—Cavalry, artil lery and infantry 15 180 900 Sergeants—Cavalry, artil lery and infantry 17 204 1020 First sergeant ot a com pany—Cavalry, artillery and infantry 22 264 1320 Saddler sergeant—Cavalry 22 264 1320 Chief trumpeter of cavalry 22 264 1320 Principal musician—Artil lery and Infantry 22 264 1320 Regimental quartermaster sergeant—Cavalry, artil lery and infantry 23 276 1380 Sergeant major Cavalry, artillery and infantry... 23 276 1380 Sergeants of post non-com missioned stalT 34 408 2040 The term of service for a soldier en listing under the present rules of army life is five years, but in accor dance with a law passed in 1890 a sol dier after serving one year can pur chase an honorable discharge, Jsl2o being the maximum price. Although the pay of a private sol dier seeins almost inadequate to meet his living expenses, it must be remem bered that in addition to the sl3 a month he receives his rations, cloth ing, bedding, medical services and medicines free. There are libraries, reading rooms and post schools, where men who need instruction can be taught a fair knowledge of necessary English branches, and where foreigners can improve in their use of the English language. A large percentage of Uncle Sam's soldier boys are American only by adoption, but they must be able to read aud write before they take j the oath of allegiance and become sol- ; diem —Detroit Free Press. At the latent, auction sale of ivory it) London, nil kiuds of tuska broilght : lower pries-, one causa baiag tb* j •suae m oir!ar« from Atturiaa I NO. 43. YOU AND I. Ton nml I for a mil# together. Over the greensward to the trees. Breathing the sient of the wild sweet clover. Blooming for hungry bees. Summer days are full of dreaming, Clouds like the fancies lovers weave- Silent and light as a dream of morning, Swift gliding the shadows they leave. You and I for a life together. Over the highways thick with dust, Ston«-s and ruts where the feet must follow. Softened and smoothed by yout loving trust. Summer days of gleams and shadows, Joys all hidden 'neath winter snows ; But joy and hope, and love, forever, Dear heart, out of your sweot face grows. —(i. W. Ogden. HUMOR OF THE DAY. Post-mortem—Deadwood, Dak. A lover of old books—The moth. Mercury. To the victors belong the privilege of fighting over the spoils.—Puck. Contentment is better than money, and just about as scarce.—Texas Sitt ings. Money that is hoarded is no more use t lan bread that is buried.—Mil waukee Journal. We all of us live and learn; but some of us ive a great deal more than we learn. Puck. The tramp will not descend to slang when it comes to using "soap" as a synonym of 0101103'. —Puck. Father—"Tommy, what's your mother baking—a cake?" Tommy— "Can't tell yet. It isn't done."—Life. Most men would be pretty well sat isfied with the world if no one in it were better off than themselves.— Puck. There are some mortals who are never happy save when they have some hurt feelings to enjoy.—Galveston News. Every man should try to live so that the world will not be made very much better by his getting out of it.--Gal veston News. II a woman's age conld be told by her teeth, like a horse's, man would occasionally have a chance to edge a word in.—Puck. Lover —"I assure you, Herr Meyer. I cannot live without your daughter." Herr Meyer—"Oh, you overestimate mv income."—Fliegende B1 letter. "Ah!" remarked the great musician as lie walked the floor with his howling offspring in his arms, "it is much easier to compose a grand opera than 11 wakeful baby." "Dapper feels terribly uncomforta ble about his wife's mannish ways." "Goes in for athletics, eh?" "No, but she won't learn to build a fire."— Chicago Inter-Ocean. "J understand you've bought a doc; to keep burglars away?" "Yes." "Yon are not troubled any more at night, then, I suppose!" "Only by the dog."—Tit-Bits. Court—"Why should the prisoner have an interpreter? Can't he speak English?" Attorney—"No, your honor, he's a railway trainman."— Cleveland Piain Dealer. It will be noticed that the man who advertises a sure scheme for getting rich in a hurry always requests you <0 inclose a lew postage stamps for his recipe.—Washington Post. "iiest nud change are good for peo ple," said tile wife as she rose in the night to rifle her husband's pocktts. "I've had 11 rest, and now I think I'll have a little change."—Buffalo Courier. White—"l wonder that Gray should tlrnk of marrying that wom in. She is not on speaking terms with her own mother." B!ac!t---"Perhaps that is why Gray marries her."—Boston Transcript. Mother—"What have yon done to your little sister?" Boy--"Nothin'." 'Then what is she cryin' for?" "I diinno. Guess she's cryin' because she can't think of anything to cry for." - Good News. Mrs. Bewtay—"Yes. Patrick, that is my picture; but it flatters me a lit tle." Patrick—"lt would have tc llatter you a good deal, mum, to look as well as you do in my eyes, mum." —Boston Transcript. "What's old Swizzles, the million aire, looking so please.l about? He just lost 810,000 in stocks." "Yej, but afterward he managed to get a free ticket to a seventy-li ve-cent show." ' --Washington Star. Papa— '-Are you sure that you and mamma thought of me while you were away?" Little Grace—"Yes; we heard a man just scolding awful about his breakfast, and mamma said, 'That's just like papa.'"--Chicago In ter-Ocean. Clerk - "Does it take you an hour togo around the corner?" Boy—"A man dropped a quarter down a hole in the sidewalk." Clerk —"And it took you all this time to get it out?" Boy "Yes, sir. I had to wait till the man went away."—Harlem Life. He —"You are the only woman I have ever loved." She—"Do you ex pect me to believe that?" He—"l do. I swear it is true." She—"Then I believe you. Any man who would expect a woman to believe that can not have beeu much in the company of women."—Harper's Bazar. A Dninp Detector. In England they have what is called a "damp detector," a silver trinket, uot unliko a compass in appearance. At iho back are small holes in the sib vor, through which the damp paasea aud moves the ueedle until it points to the word "damp." Hy the aid < 112 this contrivance nnaired e*n b» * Sard wwr#i