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W. M. CHENEY, Publisher. VOL. XIII. California supplies Boston with cod fish and beans. In spite of the large bounties it en joys tho mercantile marine of France continues to dwindle. For tin area, the cost of street cleaning iu New York is nearly doublo that of any other city in the world, Tho New York Advertiser maintains that tho frying pan is responsible for at least 5000 ailments that flesh is heir to. It costs 340,000,000 a year to gov ern New York City. The total ex penditures of tho National Govern ment in 1850 were no larger. Tho century is old ; only sis years remain to it. But this is quite, suffi cient to work mighty changes in the map of Asia, and perhaps in that of Europe, also. Tho arrival of 6,748,000 hogs in Chicago during tho past year would beom to indicato to tho New York Ad vertiser that that city i3 getting tho fat of tho lund. Since the year 1891 more than 11,000 claims, aggregating $40,000,000, have been made for land taken from the In dians. The sums paid since 1799 un der tho act passed that year for what aro called depredation claims will amount to more than one hundred billion dollars. According to tho Real Estate Record, office buildings which cost upward of 51.50 a cubic foot ten years ago can now bo erected for from thirty to forty cents a cubio foot. This great sav ing, duo to tho increasing uso of steam and mechanical devices, must finally result in a marked reduction of rents. Football playing is not only ea. teomed an excellent advertisement for a college, but gome preparatory schools aro said by tho Now York Sun to have gone to tfro length of enticing good players from rival schools by the offer of fiee tuition. This means a good deal, sinco tuition in a fashion able preparatory school costs'a pretty sum. . The gypsy moth which is taking possession of New England is an im migrant from France. It reached New England in 1870, and has sinco multi plied in an alarming way. Its cater pillars are very destructive, and New England would like to have a Federal appropriation of $200,000 to uso in preventing it from interfering with in terstate commerce. Deputy Sheriff Hall, of North Caro lina. stood in that State and killed an escaping prisoner who was across the line in Tennessee. According to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of North Carolina he seems likely to escape punishment, as he was not in Tennessee when he committed the crime, aud the crime was not com mitted in North Carolina. Tho Interior remarks: Asa nation, Japan is a child of the nineteenth cen tury. The progress of Christianity in Japan is one of tho marvels of modern church history. Tho first fivfe years of faithful Christian strugglo pro duced one convert. In 1872 was or ganized tho first Evangelical Churoh of eleven members. Now thejro are 865 churches with a membership of 35,535. _________ A little less than 2000 miles of rail road were built in the United States last year. That is almost the low water mark iu railway buHding, though the years 1805, 1866 and 1875 made likewise a meagre showing. For five years now the additional annual mileage has shown a steady and rapid decline. In 1890, 5670 miles were built; in 1891, 4282, and in the three ensuing years, respectively, 4178, 2635 and 1919, bringing the record down to January 1, 1895. But all signs now indicate that the bottom has hos been reached, and that the busi ness will again resume its normal vol ume and aotivity. It is of'great im portance to the prosperity of the coun try at large that this form of industry be not impeded or prostrated by ad verse and ill-considered legislation, as it sometimes has been, and it is to be hoped that all artificial obstacles to its resumption will bo speedily re moved. Thore are in tho United States 179,672 miles of completed road, 54,300 of which has beon laid in the last ten years. Between this and the year 1900, with any luck at all, wo ought to reach tho 300,000-milo lime, and are quite likely to do so. It looks now as if steel rails would soon be tamed out at sls per ton, a fact which in itself will impart a powerful impulse to railway building and all the indus tries allied with it. MOUNT VERNON. WHERE GEORGE WASHINGTON IJIVED AND DIED. Hundreds Visit tlie Historic Home stead Dally—Tho First President Was au Kxtenslve Farmer — Relics of the Revolution. THE new and popular way of making tlie great American pilgrimage to the home and tomb of Washington is by way of the ancient and quaint old town of Alexandria, Va. For more than a century tho only means of communi cation with Mount Vernon by public conveyance has been by tho river. Steamboats have carried their hun dreds of thousands of pilgrims to tho sacred spot, and though that route was pleasant enough, it was slow, and up to a recent date expensive. Tho new route is by way of Alexan dria and the new electric railway which lands passengers in twenty minutes at tho very gates of Mount Vernon. And it is a beautiful and novel rido from tho quaint old town. The line leads out of Alexandria on Fairfax street and follows closely tho river bank un til it crosses Hunting Creek, at one time tho northern bonndary of the vast Mount Vernon estate. Then it cuts across the broad acres which Washington cultivated before the Revo lution, and here and thero crosses and recrosses tho old Richmond turnpike, which in Colonial and Revolutionary days was tho main artery of travel be tween the North and South. From the electric car windows the eyo can ollow the old road for miles by the rows of ancient poplars planted on either side. A HISTORIC ROADWAY. Over this road tho Revolutionary armies marched south ; by this high way tho Northern cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston were brought into communication with Richmond.Cliarleston and Savan nah. Over this ancient turnpike rum bled tho coach and four of General Washington when ho set out upon his ' MG mmmm m■* ■— MOUNT VERNON. various pilgrimages to attend sessions I of Congress in Philadelphia"or take tho oath of office'as President. This highway, too, used to resound the hoof-beats of his thoroughbreds when he made his tri-weekly visits to Alex andria to attend church or look after his businoss affairs. In later years tho old road resounded tho tramp of other hoofs, for it was over this thor oughfare that the panic-stricken sol diery fled from Bull Run in 1861, and rushod pell-mell, horse, foot, dragoons and unmounted across Long Bridge into Washington. The last great spectacle the old turnpike ever saw ■was the march of Shorman's army, which followed it on the march from tho South to Washington for the re view in 1863. Since that day the old turnpike has borue nothing more ex citing or sensational than tho farm ■wagons and hayricks of old Virginia. To the right, as the "trolley" crosses the bridge over Great Hunting Creek, is Fort Lyons, the strongest of nil that great cordon which protected Washington in tho war days. Near Port Lyons is tho old home, still stand ing, of tho seventh Lord Fairfax— Bev. Brian Fairfax, who in Washing ton's day was rector of Christ Church at Alexandria, of which Washington was a vestryman. The old church is still one of the cherished landmarks in Alexandria, and tho edifice with Wash ington's big squaro pew is carefully preserved intact. Lord Fairfax's homo ROOM AND BED WHERE WASHINGTON DIED. was called Mount Eagle, and is still in excellent preservation. A mile be yond the bridge and tho road enters the "old Mount Vernon estate," which in Washington's day comprised 8000 acres of as fine land as was ever known in Virginia. The estate was divided into five farms, known as River Farm, Doguo Run Farm, Man sion House Farm, Union Farm and Muddy Hole Faun. River Farm, which the railway strikes first and formerly known as Clifton's Neck, was bought by Washington in 1760 lor $3 an aero. It consisted of 2000 acres. BUILT BY WASHINGTON. Tho first landmark of Revolutionary interest that is reachod after entering upon the old estate is Wellington Hall. It stands about four miles from Alex andria, on the Potomac bank, and oc- LAPORTE, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1895. cupies a site almost as beautiful as Mount Vernon. Wellington Hall was built by Washington in 17C8 on a por tion of the estate comprising 600 acres, and during his life it was occu pied by Colonel Tobias Lear, who lives in history as Washington's military secretary and life-long friend. Colonel Lear was also tutor to the Curtis chil dren and for more than thirty years was a member of Washington's family. It is said the first President built Wellington Hall for Colonel Lear's use, but whether this be true or not, ho certainly occupied it for most of his life. By his will General Wash ington made Colonel Lear a tenant for life, rent free, and ho lived on the place until his death in 1816. His re mains now repose in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington. After Tobias Lear's death Welling ton Hall passed into the bauds of the collateral branch of the Washington family, the last occupant being Charles A. Washington, a grand nephew. Ho was a harum-scarum sort of chap, very dissipated, and under his management the estate soon ran down. Tho old inhabitants tell funny stories about "Charley" Washington and his career as a farmer. On one occasion he took some plowsharos to Alexandria to be sharpened, which were urgently needed in tho spring plowing, but falling in with tome cronies he was induced togo oS' for a month's sojourn at the "springs," and nevor cauie back until tho wheat crop had gono by default. "Charley" Washington was a great theorist. He onco read in a farm paper that tho most profitable crop one could grow was barley. So he planted ten acres. When the barley ripened he had it "flailed" out and loaded on a four horse wagon and started it for the Alexandria market. "Charley" went on ahead on horseback to dispose of tho load. But barley he found was an unknown grain iu tho Alexandria mar ket and there was no solo for it; but after a whole day's tramping ho suc ceeded in tra ling the load of barley to a brewer for a barrel of beer, which ho sent homo and stored iu his cellar. Tho news of the transaction leaked out, and tho samo night a dozen of Char ley's cronies in Alexandria paid a visit to Wellington Hall, where they made n night of it with tho gen iul proprie tor. Beforo morning they had dis posed of tho entire crop of barley. Charley Washington died in 1859 ond tho neglectod farm passed into other hands. Wellington Hall is a frame dwelling, painted white, and with the outbuildings is in good ro pair. A lane, lined with poplars, which the railroad crosses, connects it with the Richmond turnpike. From Wellington to Mount Vernon the dis tance is livo miles, the last station being Riverside Park, at Little Hunt ing Creek, which stream divided the old River Farm of Washington's map from the Mansion House Farm. A mile beyond this creok the car stops at tho gates of Mount Vernon. By this route thero is no more climbing the steep hill from the wharf, but the visitor enters the grounds at the foot of the western lawn and walks up a long flagged path through tho trees to the near side of tho old mansion. MOUNT VERNON. It is not given to the average visitor to the home of Washington to see all the beauties of the place. Much less can he know the details of the homo life of the great proprietor, or under stand the splendor of his former en vironment. The visitor goes through the old mansion. He looks into the little, stuffy rooms with their odd and incongruous mixture of old and up-to dato furniture. He gazes at the elegant and extremely modern tinted and gold frescoes, at tho rich and brilliant Persian rugs with which the ladies of the association have covered the floors, and ho finds it difficult to imagine this the home of the im mortal Washington. To most visitors it seems a great pity that there has been such an effort made to impress the publio with the fact that Wash ington led a luxurious life by means of the rich and modern trappings they have smuggled into the old mansion. Tho splendor of Washington's life at Mount Vernon was reflected by his broad acres, by his great farming operations, by his hundreds of slaves, including artisans and mechanics of all kinds, by the wealth of his hospitality and the magnifioence of his military and official career. There were no frescoes of gilt and tints in Washington's day—no wall paper, even. There was nothing but white washed walls and ceilings. Nor were there any Darghestan rugs or Ax minster carpets. There is an outbuilding on the grounds, which should have given the well-meaning ladies a hint as to what the Father of His Country used to cov er his floors. The building is called the "spinning-room," and in it is a great loom for weaving the good old fashioned rag carpets of oar forefath ers. Aside from these incongruities, how ever, the old mansion is an interest ing, almost a hallowed spot. There are not so many relics of Washington bnt what there are are full of interest. The bed upon which he died, sent by the Leo family, and the other furni ture contributed by various families, have enabled the ladies iu control to fit up Washington's chamber very nearly as it was when its great occu pant passed away. There are a good many other relics on view, but not MARTHA WASHINGTON'S BEDCHAMBER. many that are, strictly speaking, rel ics of Washington. There is plenty of Colonial furniture, but Washing ton never saw it. There aro portraits, engravings, etc., and a valuable col lection of Washington's autograph letters, which are mounted in tho for mer state dining-room. There are two or three swords, suits of military clothing, articles of camp eqaipago and a brown suit of clothes, tho cloth of which was wovon on the plaeo which tho General wore at his first inaugu ration as President. After tho death of Washington in 1799, followed two years later by the death of his widow, the estate began togo down. Washington had already given 2000 acres to his adopted daugh ter, Nellie Custis, upon which she and her husband, Lawrenco Lewis, after ward built tho beautiful Woodlawn mansion, located three mileabelow the mansion at Mount Vernon. By hie will Washington left other large por tions of his estato to other relatives, the homestead proper falling to the sliaro of Bushrod Washington, hie nephew, who afterward became an As sociated Justice of the Supreme Court. From Bushrod Washington it de scended to his grandson, John Angus tino Washington, who, in July, 1859, sold the mansion and grounds to gethcr with 200 acres of land for th« rather munificent sum of $200,000. It was a pretty hard bargain that Colonel Washington drove, but he got away with it. At tho time the sale wae mado tho mansion and outbuildings were sadly run down. There was evi dence of neglect on every side. Tha broad acreage had diminished and passed into other hands. Tho remain der was largely given over to weeds and underbrnsh. TLe soil was wora out and no effort mado to reclaim it. Verily, the glory of Mount Vernon had departed. About 1854 several colonics of thrifty farmers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and tho New England States were formed to buy and reclaim theso wornout lands. They bought tracts of from forty to three hundred acres to each family and by very much the same methods that Washington used they have re habilitated tho land so that now, out of the original norcage of Mount Ver non, there is very little that is not highly improvod and worth SOO to §3OO per acre. Relics of Washington. At tho Libby Prison War Museum, in Chicago, there are an old brown velvet coat worn by Washington at his second inauguration, a family um brella, much out of repair, two of his swords, some tarnished epaulets, a rusty fleld-glaBS, a belt and a needle case carried by Mrs. Washington. GENERAL WASHINGTON'S COAT, UMBRELLA AND FIELD-GLASS. In all there are enough Washington relics in Chicago to fit out a large mu seum. Most of them are well pre served and bear evidence to the fact of Washington's wealth and love of rich and beautiful clothing and arti oles of personal and household adorn ment. Ourge Washington's Birthday. It was George Washington's birth day. The bells were ringing and the cannon were booming in commemora tion of the Fathor of His Country. Lit tle Ethol, aged five, wise and thought ful beyond her years, was gazing out of the window, apparently in deep thought. Suddenly she awoke from her reverie, and, turniug around to hur father, said: "Papa, what are they going to give Goorgo Washing ton for his birthday?" A Reserved Fate. "Why did Goncral Washington cross tho Delawaro on a dark, stormy night?" asked the funny man. "Give it up," answered tjje crowd. "To get to the other side," retorted the funny man ; and then the cri«*d hilled him gently, butflrmly.— Hallo. FREE TRABE TRICKS. ! CRAFTY ATTEMPTS TO CREATE REPUBLICAN DISCORD. Trying; to Maks Protection Leaders Show Their Hands In Advance — A Vast Improvement Upon the Gorman BUI Will Be Made When the Party of Protection Again Grasps the Reins of Government. It is a very shrewd game that the free traders have been playing since the November elections in calling upon protectionist leaders to outline some specifio bill that will be passed in place of the Gorman bill. It is a sort of "heads I win tails you lose" game. Whatever the answer on the part of protectionists, the free traders hope to score a point. If protectionist leaders should be beguiled into suggesting possible de tails, the free traders would at once seize upon these suggested possibili ties as a pledge of party action. If, as would undoubtedly be the case, protectionist leaders should disagree in regard to some of the details, the ifee traders would cry out that the party was disunited nnd the leaders at odds with one another. If, on the other hand, the protectionists should refuse to enter into details, the free traders would be ready with a plausi ble interpretation of such refusal. For such interpretation there has been abundant opportunity. Protec tionist leaders have in almost every case refused to euter upon a question of details. They have deemed it quite sufficient to 6tate that, whatever tha details of a new bill that should be passed, it should be a bill whioh should have for its fundamental prin ciple the protection of Amorican in dustries. IJ But the free traders have professed to see, in this refusal of protection ists to give details, a confession on their part that they havo nothing bet ter than the Gorman bill to offer. Absurd as such a claim is, since there would be difficulty in passing a worse bill, it is well, nevertheless, for pro tectionists to permit not the slightest chanco for doubt in regard to their position. If the recent eleotions meant anything, they meant denun ciation of the Gorman bill and disgust with the whole free trade administra tion. It is well, then, for protectionists to make It very cloar that they will havo something better than the Gor man bill to offer, and that they intend to enact a bill which shall protect American industries as soon as they possibly can. Lot them, too, not cease to emphasize the fact that the present disaster and depression are due to the banofnl effects of tariff re form, and that they have no intention of "lotting the country rest" in the midst of such evils, but that they mean to place it again in tho midst of such prosperity as it enjoyed under Mo lvinley tariff. Let them, above all, bewaro of all overtures and all pro posals coming from the free trade enemy's camp. Sec tlio Hornets Nest J Are the Hornets Altret res, the Hornets Are Alive—Norem* '' ' ber • ' Cheap Goods Mean Cheap Men. The Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has contracted to buy 30,000 tons of steel rails from the Pennsyl vania, the Cambria and tho Edgar Thomson Steel Works, at $22 per ton, the lowest prioe ever paid for steel rails in the United States. The re duction in prices of rails and other steel productions preoipitatcd the ser ious cut in wages, iu consequence of which the present distressing labor strikes and disturbances wero organ ized. We need not mention the main factor whieh operated to bring about these conditions. It is well known to the free traders. Eternal Vigilance Needed. The battle of November 6 was but the beginning. It is no time to lay do wn arms now. Groat victories are proverbially dangerous. Eternal vigi lance is tho prioe of suooess. The evil effects of free trade should be laid at i its own door, not acoepted as due in any degree to any other faot or condi tion. Terms---SI.OO in Advance ; 51.25 after Three Months. A Home Market lor the Sontlu We are glad to see some faint glim' nieriEg compreheusiou in the yoang bnt thoughtful editor of the Colnm* bia (S. 0.) Register as to the benefit of the homo market to those who have things to sell. He said, in a very in teresting editorial on the progress of manufactures in his State: "The mills of Spartanburg County are flourishing and are being steadily added to. They furnish a home mar ket for the cotton raised by Spartan burg farmers, and everybody knows the home market is tho best market for cotton." We would suggestNthat this editor philosophize a little. Let him ask himself whether, the home market be ing bdbt for cotton, is not probably best for the products of cotton. And if for cotton and its products why not for all the products of our American industries ? We are glad to see further tnat ben efits from manufactures are general, even to a free trader's apprehension. Speaking of what the mills are doing in their neighborhood our friend said: "They create a good market for the small products, the chickens, butter, eggs, wood, meat and vegetables of the Spartanburg farms. They set afloat every week thousands of dollars, in the way of wages, which flow in arteries of trade and bring prosperity to business." The experience of the East is fast finding its way South and wo may yet see that seotion of our country favor able to the enactment of laws whioh tend to promote those conditions which in the main every intelligent man desires. Encouraging, Yes, But— Press dispatches announced the re opening of tho Champion iron mine in Michigan. Resumption of operations in this mine, which has been inactive for the last two years, is pointed to by the freetraders as an encouraging sign for tho iron industry of the country. This mine was closed two years ago because of the pending tariff changes whioh the free trade party assured tho working people of the country would be in their interest. Those changes havo been enacted into law, but in stead of benefits the very gravest evils have resulted. The Champion mine resumes work, but with a very substantial reduction of wages. It is time tbat the iron in dustry of tho country, so long pros trate, should begin to hold its head up, even under an enforced lower scale of prices and wages, but it is in order also for every miner in the land to point to his lower place in the pict ure as a condition into whioh he was treacherously enticed by "the party of poriidy and dishoner," and to resolve that he 6hall never again trust his in terests with tho unfaithful and irre sponsible free traders. Free Ships ot War. It is reported from Washington that Congress will probably pass an appro priation authorizing the construction of three new ships of war for tho Amerioan navy. This will be inter esting news to the owners of foreign shipyards because, should the Fithian bill become law, there will be nothing to prevent the construction of vessels for the American navy in any other country. The United States Treasury may thus be enabled to save a little money, which it sorely needs just now, by placing these contracts abroad where labor is so muoh cheaper than in the United States. Any question of protection to American labor, or to the Amerioan shipbuilding indus try, will not be considered by the present Administration, which is de void even of American pride. Equality in Wages Wanted. Men do not mind working side by side with each other, no matter what their nationality, when established conditions of wages and labor are not placed in jeopardy thereby. The re fusal of the men at Homestead to work with a contingent of Hungarians was beoause the latter were introduoed for the purpose of demoralizing the wage soale, not because they were Hungar ians. Wetting in Its Work. Disturbances of labor and isnch destitution atlHoraestead, Braddook, Deßois, Reynoldsville, Haverhill and many other places in the Eastern and Middle States indicate how seriously the lower wage scale is pressing npon the labor of the country. Tho Gor man free trade tariff is now in full operation. Americans the Best Workers. It is a well-known fact among mill men that young American rollers and others have quite recently produoed better work and larger quantities in a given time than foreigners working their eight hours' shift with the same furnaces and machinery, and it is use less for any prospective manufacturers to imagine that a crew of foreigners is a neoessity in a tin mill.—lron Trade Review. Went Unescorted to Prison. E. B. Mllllkon, ex-City Clerk ot Guthrie, Oklahoma, walked into tho Kansas Peniten tiary at Lansing, unescorted. The Sheriff, hesriid, was a Iricnil ot his and took hU word that bo would cometo the penitentiary without an escort. He is gentensod to serve two years for cmbezalement, having been convicted hy the United States Court at Guthrie. An Ohio County to Keep Bloodhounds. The Grand Jury at Columbus, Ohio, re ported thut the county ought to purchase a pack of bloodhounds to be kept by the Sheriff at the county jnil, and the criminal baliff, as soon as a orime was reported, ought to repair to the tcsne and place the dogs on the trail, i NO. 20. HEART-COIN. One day I gave my heart's best dower To one whose tears were flowing, My sympathy in that dark hour Her poor, grieved heart was knowing. To me she gave a rose, to-n -y, From out her love and sorrow; 'Tis ever thus along life's way, We lend, or eiso we borrow. Did we remember "love or hate Tho like to us will render," Maybe, sometimes, bofore too late, Our words wculd be more tender! —•Margaret May, in New York Observer. HUX3R OF THE DAT. A man whi> is crooked usually fol lows his own bent. You can usually tell an ass by his lack of borst-sease.—Pack. Miss Elderly— ' 'I fainted last night." Maude—"Who proposed?"— Life. A man would be surpiisedif hewero vrhat a woman thiuks he is.—Detroit Free Press. She—"And what would yon be now if it weren't for my money?" He— "A bachelor."—Pall Mall Budget. Elsie—"She says is twenty two." Ethel—"Then she must have dodacted her time allowance."—Puck. Let a play house bo built Whioh no others m:iy U33 Thau the girls with big hats Anil the men with big shoes. —Washington Star. He—"Darling, will you lovtf me when I'm gone?" She—"Yes, if you aro not to3 far gone."—Londca Tid- Bits. Miss Olds—"7es; he said yesterday that to him my face was like a book." Miss Frend- "As plain as that?"— Puck. The first setback in many a man's life occurred at school when ho was setback among the girls.—Rockland (Me.) Tribune. "But what earthly nse is it to dis cover tho North Polo? I can't see.' 1 "It will save future expeditions."— Hnrper's Bazar. "How can there bo snej a thing &s a whole day, von know," mused Fweddy, "when it bweaks evewy mawning?"—Chicago Tribune. "You'll please loo'.: over this small bill." Exclaimed the dua. Tne debtor took it And then said he, with woary smile, "I'd rather overlook it." —Philadelphia Record. Pertly—"There is ono thing I have to euy in favor of the wiud when it whistles." Dullhead—"What's that?" Pertly—"lt never whistles populai airs."—Harper's Bazar. No matter how good tho deacon is, he will always look wise and pleased if anybody suggests that ho was a pretty lively young fellow when he was a boy.—Somerville Journal. "I thought you told me that Miss Brown had spent a great deal of monej on her voice?" "Well, bo I did." "But she can't sing." "Well, Ididn'S say that she could, did I?"—Truth. Little Rioh Girl—"Don't you wish you had a pair of lovely rod glovof like me?" Little Poor Girl—"Don't yon wish you had a pair of lovely red hands, like mo?" South Boston News, Bronson—"Havo tho detectives found out anything about that burg lary yet?" johnsou— "Yos; they've come to the conclusion that the mo tive for the crimo was money."—Bos ton Herald. There is a woman in Georgia weigh ing 600 pounds who makes moonshine whisky. Hasn't a woman who weighs 600 pounds got trouble enough of hei own without making it for othei people?—Rockland (Me.) Tribune. She (at the dinner) —"I think onr hostess is the most perfect lady I ever saw." He—"Yes, but I notice that she made one break early in the even ing." She —"Sho always does that. It puts her guests more at their ease." Nc.v York Herald. Rambling Raggsy—"Will yor please givo me a dime, sir, to get sumtbin' to eat?" Citizen—"What can you get for a dime?" R. R.—"l kin get a plate of hash for a nickel, sir." C.— "What do you waut. with the other five cants?" R. R. "That, sir, is fur a tip fur the waiter."—New York Press. Sir George—"Look here, John! Mj lady complains that when you soo hei in the street you never salute her. What do you mean bv it?" John— "Beggin' your pardin. Sir Georgo, bnt in a book on ettyketty which I pos sess it ic set down tbat tho lady ought to bow first."—Household Words. The neighbor who borrows yoni wheelbarrow and rake aud sprinkling hose and lawn-mower and one tiling and another in tho summer never comes to borrow your snow shovel iu the winter. And when he shovels oil his own walk it is touching to note with what exactness ho works up to the line where your lots divide, with out infringing the smallest fraction ol an inch upon tho snow that lies on youi part of the sidewalk.—Rockland (Me.) Tribune. The Toad's tyncer Way. Paternal affection is not perhaps the procise emotion that wo should be dis posed to look for in the cold-blooded frog. But the Surinam toad—of whioh no fewer than ten spooiincns have just arrived at the Zoo— appoar to oxliibit this praiseworthy attitudo of mind to ward hih numerous progeny. When his mate lays hor eggs tho solicitous fathor places thorn carefully npon her back, whero in duo tiino their pres ence causes an irritation that produces numerous small holes, into which the eggs forthwith drop. In thoso colls, whioh, from mutual pressure, gets to be hexagonal, ltko honeycomb, the young frogs are Anally hatohed, and for a bit soramble about their moth er's baok, hiding in their nureeriee when danger threatens. —Litlro News.