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" the cowboy IN THE EAST.* ~{
Th* I ml tan» lie «iMhed and pentied und »lapped
and «lew and «laughier*d
Be d boot and »hoot the howling UtA wbc
«guoalcd and ree *•«! and lolte-ed;
Be d bang and whatiir at every gang of robber
and marauder,
The hot** thief «trim* on the limb he hung and
thu<* kepi '.«« and order.
In every fight big ink he »truck and never met
_Jn glen und den, mid brut«*» and
r found a master;
No go ah or »1 tab could ever dM*h araintt ht»

No tjT'^lunS hU ml naht nand "
Tb« ratu«cnmlie he punrhsd amt srunrhe.l: hr
overthrew the boon;
lie sought and fought sn swtul uu each heasi
But to the town hr esme tor Ism# he tnovrd
He'd hit and spin ht. head, and get s bruise at j
hr never
'tirath tbr bort o '.
No '«sir or jar ceul.i «tar tuar. no harm could
«ver get him.
But want ot brealhand .needy death o «ru»s
all thing, that tnrt bun :
Into M># city ;
Be f- IL ah wall I 1 gvisn- lo tell—th# i Ity '—oh
th« idly '
And Ike tisrdir man and tb# moving van hi
ma g ed form was lo»wtnx
Wbear'«b fea croa««d the strict bl* fest wttî» !
wbMls and thl-igs ware tangle.1 1 ,
Aud bt* frsmv bc#«m# s blo-sly »halm-, ni: I
th • wrong pi**"*. I
' And soon tt 1 -sm# to |.a*s U:e gttt. the big «a»
hou r #spio<t*e— i
AWS h lt> 500 "■*' he ' Ü,1 '' '
O, ri la the sky hi- »hot u high sv war ran
tmtor » bounties
And his se.iltsred f ante w»» tonmt, they Flatm.
htblaetsen dlffarent oouaileft 1
— H. W. Toss, in Ysnkes Hlads.
and snd msiiitli'it
Ned tali ami sprawl r'fht tliro' It all. hi» imtt»»
all dlakK-aled
With most ot bis luce »lurk
and both of bis ft*t TTi'.-ui ited

R« Waat« Diamond» Heraus« It tils«« a
I ook at t-riwprr ty.
••That'« all right about joking the
hotel clerks at amt their big diamonds."
said the hotel clerk as he reached over
the desk us though lie intended to grub
the writer. "1 honestly think that
whan newspaper men bave to write » \
four or A vu line joke to All in. the'
tackle the hotel man and his diamond*
Well, if there Is a class of people in all ;
this world who ought to wear dia
monds, they are the hotel clerks. They '
are an all suffering class us sure a* you
live. Why. if they were treated right '
they would be presepted by admiring :
friends with diamonds and watch«, c
galore, day In aud day out through the
'•Now. let me give you a (tointcr on
how the clerks all seem to hitch on to
•ntire year.
diamond*. 'Ihe hotel clerk take* to the
glittering »tone* like a duek takes to j
Now. the proprietor of the
hotel wauls the man who «lands lie
hind the desk to be as neat as a pin. It j
gives the house a standing. You can
not think of a hotel clerk in Boston
who is not a well-dressed man. They J
must dress well, and if they did not the [
trade would begin to fall off. Then. U. I
make things stronger, the clerk unis'
of necessity wear diamonds. This is to
give the house an air of prosperity
which it would not otherwise have, j
perhaps. The proprietors want their )
men to wear precious stones,
the guest* a chance to say, •Well, these
fellows are pretty well pa'd, and the
house must be doing a pretty good busi- j
oess wnen they all wear 'em.' No you !
can see why It is that the momenta
man gute a position as hotel clerk hi
at once goes hustling and buys a dia !
It gives j
tnond. It's part of the business.
•Tt is a wonder to me," continued 1
the clerk thoughtfully, "that more
hotel clerks do not die from nervous !
prostration. Why. there are days that
1 stand behind here that 1 really don't
know wbat my name is. 1 feel com- :
pletely turned around. It is no easy
matter to have flve hundred guests in j
a room and answer questions to about
fltteen at a time. Then the question* I
which are asked. They are simply ,
paralyzing. I really und honestly
think that ju»t the moment a man with
the average amount of common sense
stands In frout of a hotel clerk he for- j
gels all that he ever knew. There wa* !
a fellow here a moment sinee who
asked me if the gaWReman in 46 wa* ,
In. I answered that he was noL 'When I
will he coin# In?' he inquired, and half
a dozen very ailly questions followed.
"I know it's an old minstrel gag. but
One granger asked roe yesterday what
time the four o'olok train left for Wor
cester. We are expected to know
•very thing, ud if we do not know it
aii a majority of the guests kick and
say that we are stupid. From the mo
ment a clerk goes on duty until he
leaves his desk, life is a burden. He
does not have a single moment's hap
The diamond stud glittered in the
clerk's shirt front, and a dangerous ,
glitter was in his eye, as an up-counlrv
eualomer wanted to know if he could
have a front room with bath for one
dollar a day.-Boston Herald.
—A teacher asked her class in ge- j
ography where the Turks live. Thu
remarkable reply w«t. 'Tu the. woods." ;
Thinking the pupil had confounded the |
Orientals with Die aborigines, the an
swer was pronounced to tie "incorrect."
The pupil rejoined. "Well. I have teen
them there roosting in the trees."—
American Missionary.
—The amount of fodder which may
be grown on an acre depends chiefly on
the ioIl Common or good growing |
Northern corn, piaoted thicker than
large Southern, wilt yield from Aftecn
1 1 twenty tons of green stalks to tb«
•ore on rich laud. Large corn will
yield rather more in stuck but less in
grain.—Country Gentleman.
—"Mary," said her mother severely, ;
•If I an, not mistaken. 1 saw your head
on George , shoulder. What sort of an
auitede is that for a young tedy?" ,
Mary, ecstatically. "Be-altituder'—
fbliadeinbia Press. -
The White House U furnished with
u private gallery all the picture* In
which an* original*. Such a collection ,
L» not to be found elsewhere in the
country. It l* being milled to all the
while, and would «non become too large :
for the cram|>ed quarter« but for the
fact tiiat now and tiicn it is cleared out
and the old picture* disposed of. It i«
" ^Hery of crank photograph» and
other production, of crank art. A
picture WWW la to-day. It was a pho
tograph of a foreigner—an Italian. Ili*
head is thrown back so a* to bring tit«
focus of the camera up m his mue
tache and Importa*, which arc prollg
iuiisiy tong amt black and curled after
the tn inner of a corkscrew. The eye*
show insanity, and it is this hair about
his fas- that furnishes the »iieeial ob
ject of his raving. The picture i* sent
with complimnet* tn tile President, that
he may have •■the divine pleasure" of
looking at the handsomest man in the
e« Slut Itrswlng. Sent In the I'reel
denl hr Queer Individual..
. . . , ... »,
Another photograph of the collection
i-epreieiits a mild-eyod man with long
ha'r h oiging to his sit nilders and ua
trimini-d whisker* that cover his face,
•xcept the eyes and nose. The mild
»ye* have a far-off look, as If content
'luting something in another world
wo or three i-eutiiries alieail. It might
- th. •sun-shadow ' of some ail apt in
iheosophy or a true Maliatraa. Under
in, f lu -e are printed In white letters.
.. . Mai. of the A,m'' It Is
J He tom l ng Mau ot t be Age. Ills
lie face of a man whose "soul has
■ecotne flimsy from stretching itself
. it in foreign travel while the body
. etnalued at home. It is a bunch o(

mshv liuir and a pair of vacanL far
iff. and amiable eye*. The original
bought the President might want to
mow what the nmu of the millenium
s going to be like, so this is added to
he cranks' gallery,
\ There is the man wito in the "most
wonderful scientist in the world." He
uis discovered that heat is life: that
; the sun gives life to the world; that
warmth in the body ■# a sign of life,
' vnd that deuth is stiff and cold,
ha* heard also that there are many ice
' bergs in the far northern und southern
: -eu*. From this he ha* eotue to the
not to Is- by An-.
\ lo tie by iee. !'
ill life und th« great ice mountains
ire to "Aoat up against the world"
ind smash it intosmithereeus. us ships
ilttsion that the end of the world is
The destruction i*
The cold is lo freeze out
j ure sometimes smashed. He And* very
eoid comfort in the contemplation of
j ieslroy the Icebergs. He thinks tiiat
possibly they might all be blown up by
the free use of dynamite. He so nd
J vises the President,
[ Executive may not be skeptical, and
hat this scientist limks
die future, unless something is done to
That the Chief
I may know
like, and nt the same time how he
works, lie lias sent his picture "in
action." With a becoming idea of the
j dtaess of thing* tiiat a scientists'
) Mid student's surroundings should be
j "eiui for a table, a piece of straw ruat
! Inï for a tablecloth, and u tallow
a ml le stuck in a bottle for lighL Hi*
mid and Intellectual brow runs out o!
! igii* over the top of his bead. Or
he barrel liefore him is unrolled n
j simple h • Im* had himself reproduced
■in eandbohr.l sexto J on an empty
candle tiox in an attic, with a barret
1 nysterious scroll, shrels of paper are
-nattered about the floor and piled in
! tl* hat. which lies At his feet. In one
tattd he holds a quill |ien and In thu
>ther some sheets of legal cap or parch
j -Vhite House Crank
ired* of them are sent to the I'residciit.
The*« are sample picture* from tlio
Gallery. Hun
I Every mail bring* them in.
, • 1, ' m ttr< ' photograph* ot candidate*
*>»<* want office and think it cheap«!
<> m '"' l tlieir picture* than to come it
They want to impress tht
One of these repre
8- une o 1
j Uhlef K.xts-utive.
! ««"'»•* « '»»" " f "bout forty, wilh n
grand air" about hint On the card
, - inscribed, with evident seriousness.
I Yours with becoming dignity, etc.
lo wants lo enter the diplomatie «erv
ee anil impress foreigner* into a prooei
ippreclation of the dignity of this
sion! ry.
It,-*idc* these pictures, numerous
wlges, certificate* of this and lliut sort
if society, engrossed resolutions in
frames, and cards without number arc
sent to the White House.
Not to give a false impression I must
»late that the President does not treas
ure these ••tokens'* that are bestowe i
upon him so profusely. He has no
cabinet for the photographs nor room
set aside for the collection. They are
1411 accumulation rather than a eojlec
tion *>'•' 4 '™ nk photographs I hey
scattered aii over the house,
« dozen or more of the most choice
crank photos are in Dinsmore s desk.
j Each of the executive clerks who ha
any taste for such things hold*
; specimen pictures among his traps.
| The "coining man" rests thoughtfully
adelphia Telegraph
Major IVudon's mantelpiece. — I'ldl
—An Akron painter was at work on
a business block when he discovered a
lust year's bird's nest in a niche in th.
ornamental woodwork,
nothing attractive or particularly in
There wa
| teresling in the make-up of this ne*î
the painter glanceu at IL but hv
thoughtlessly picked il up and tM gnn t.
tear it u|mrt. His eyes nearly bulge,
from their sockets in his surpris*
a*, among the bits of string and hay
ami other odds aud ends, he beheld a
#10 bill.
; .. ,_
- TI« the accounts of a s>de-d«N
an HU ' 0,,n lh: '» ^ " düuble
, «"'O Hotel'Mac
—The most dictaUiriai mau
times has to lakid the b-bv.
" J
) —One rasMn why so many Amen
Iran« return pen nil#*» from Europe i*
because too much Hoyle U curt upon
, the water«.— Oil City Blizzard.
—••Style," rays a writer on literary ! _1
topic«, "mean* every thing." "Ye«." ,
: sold QUeoil, who«e wife I« a devotee to t:
fashion, "it mvans every thing a min i,
gut."—Washington Capital. ; u>
—When a man make* up his mind **
that he ha* got ..nomlze. his tirât
impulse always Is to begin by Inquiring
into his wife'« personal expense«.-; 1
Somerville Journal,
l bis
—There are so many learned female
graduates nowadays thrown upon so
ciety, there will be no need of a fellow
buyiug encyclopedias or dictionaries.
He can marry one, all bound in silk. -
- A number of young women in
CuthberL Oa.. have organised an anti
kissing society. 1 h-we who have seen
the member» say that auch a P*t*»u- I
tlon was uot necessary. —Norristown
i of
— Mr. Jinks—"I don't know how you
will feel about it. sir. but the fact is ;
that my wife, your daughter. Is a,iread- Hn
fully hard woman to live with. Mr.
Hliuks "I can sympathize with you. | vi
sir. I marrietl her mother."— N. I.
—The minister (with severity) —
••And so you do uot bclieveeyary thing
you learn at Sunday-school. Richard*
Kirliard "No. sir. not every thing. ^ j
The minister "My little boy does.
Richard-"Yes sir. I suppose your lit-] ,.
tie boy ha- to." -Life.
—Jinks—"1 called at your boarding t
house to-day and saw the Ltble ucarly
mt for dinner, und I muit say thinjr» | ,
lookeil very neaL I never saw a whilttr ; |
table-cloth in my life." Blinks- -No;
she doesn't make her tea. coffee or
soups strong enough to sUin."
— A woman, considères! to be half
wilted, was being tensed by her neigh
hors on Iteing an old maid. "How is
it ye never got married?" asked one.
"O. ye see," she replied, "if 1 had
—Farmer fïresjne (from Maybuck)—
"I always wus accounted remarkably
long-headeil in money matters, do you
notice iL professor?" Phrenologist
(who ha* had hi* pay In advanoe)
"No I don't notice any such davelop
menu, but if your head only was as
long as it is thick it would be a daisy." i
-T" 1 "'
-Mrs. Walworthy — "I declare,
Henry, your eternal talk, talk, talk of
how good u cook your mother used to
be will drive me wild someday! My
most fervent wish is that little Johnny
will never worry hi* wife that way
when he grow* up and has a home."
Mr. Walworthy •'There'« no danger
of that." Terre Haute Express. i
VI v11 i t, U»||||.
—Mrs. Ntbiis—'Tm shocked, Willie
Jones, to hear you use such awful tan
guage. positively shocked. I think 1
it's high time your mother to ik you in
hand." Willie—"Yes'm. she lute. She
told me this morning I roust stop 'soei
atlng with your little boy. 'cause he
wa* roakin' roe as bud as hisself.''—
Philadelphia Record.
—Wife (readingfi-om paper)—"This ;
pa|wr says that |manuts are injurious !
to the voice." Husbaud— "Is that so?
been as easily pleased wi' a man as
your man's been wi' a wife, i micht
hue been marrit Hfty times owre."
, u w „
I never thought there was so much
virtue in a peanut I wonder what
theyeost a hundredweight? WBo
••I in nur« I Hon t know. W hy ? 1 I 1114 -
baud -l wa* thinking of laying in a
stock of them. Do you like p -anuU,
my dear?"—Yankee Blade.
—••bay." said a stranger in the city,
"why are the belb lolling, and the
flag* at half-mast, and what means this
procession of about 10.000 people?'
• A funeral, was the laconic reply.
"Some great man. 1 s pose a famous
general, or some wealthy citizen who j
gave several million dollars m char- ;
ity?" ••Neither. Only » p»mr man ,
whoa year ago endeared himself to
ail sensible people by killing an encore (
Aend at an opera performance. "—N.
Y. Ledger.
Irrigation in Wyoming.
, , , ... , ,
sive scale in W yomtng Territory
Something like 2,<W0,0U0 acres of land
have recently been reclaimed and ren- '
derod At for cultivation by means of,
ordinary ditches, and official reports
estimate that not less than 4.0D0.Ü00 !
acres more can be reclaimed in the
same wav. It is also shown that not!
less than 6.000.000 acres in addition
can be redeemed by extraordinary
means—that la by a *>*tcm of storage. !
This would give Wyoming about 12.- j
00U.0UO acres that might be devoted to
agriculture, aside from the much !
larger body of grazing land. There !
are also supposed lo be 16,000,000acre* I
of coal lauds. Congre*» at its last f
session appropriated #260,000 to defray
,»* for storage reser
Times. j
Irrigation is carried out on an exten
the cost of surve
Voile, —Chicago
A Philosophical View of IL
"Well," said Uncle Hiram, who used
to belong to a singing club in his early
days. "I never heard a woman play i
like that woman we hoard in Boston
that night It was just awful. My .
ears ache even now. •
But thou they had U» listen to
"Yes," replied his nephew, "she was (
rather loud, that « a fact. BuL then, (
her execution-''
"George, exclaimed the old gentle- i
man. as he seized his nephew by the
arm, "you don't mean to say that they
went so far a* that? Well, 'tisn't for
me to judge them. 1 only heard her j
it seems terrible—a woman.
ber every nighL Aud they won't have
te bear her again. Perhaps it's all for
Ute best --Boston Tr»
nintum*. in in* w.j ..r »«tta.« <..u.s
_1 »0l«nil I to get good picture* o them,
, interested them to watch the opera
t: "" wbl '" "»iloni were being photo,
graphed. but they could not be induced
u> "'•'••*rgo the ordeal them wive*. But
** * '"J" 1 * a U ' f"*
iHctr su,«.,-.. urn. dread, «.■. ».umally
1 ' " U " tU '
rt**t«ir«M* ot T 1**11».
The Esquimaux of Arctic Sibt>ria nr*
to shy of a camera that I found it very
would lie willing to stund for
bis picture, hut the results in such In*
striking Esquimau characteristic which
I wanted most I did not get.
(ere not
A»ti»r kmg pxpt^itnenlliiK I foiuu! il
mont *Hti»fiM5l«ry to Hit«»:, th«* carjM»n-
i <9P* » bpuch, hold my on it»f
ull( , w;lil f „ r and , never
h;u , , 0 wai , , for hv lh( . tlm „ (Mir
unc]|) „. W|M Imt , v ,. t HuuU1
»hmg-side will, their canoes and
u rm
un bnuni. First, they would gi t a drink
of water then most of them would go
forward some on the starboard side.
|M , rl u , |„ 1( j |, r ,. a j „
Hn j (llh „ r from H-lloPH .
Kmm ,K,siU„u 1 commanded full
vi ,. w llf l)o!h ,, f lho nhl|) un>| w
got ninny good picture*.
While we were at East Cape, th*
easterutno • extremity of Siberia, a siro
pU> (falinl .| tK , U j lw lll(1
muii 'iiiub
„ Uh B chlul . Lik( . u „. , lthen ,,
j a> H drink of water and la-gg.-d a
,, f hard bread for himself and the
,. hihJ . lh ,. n he sat the child down on
lh e top of a cask tiiat sUssi ianhml to *"
t | lt , port rail, while he went aft to N,
, ll( , eu plain traile with the other
, IH t|ve!*. H«rt* wan the very pieture I
| nul been waiting for: a plump littl#
Ksqulmau. all m.mi'rsd up with furs.
His faee was unusually bright, showing
thttl tl0 wus a favorite child. In his j
two hands was a cake of hard bread
which he was devouring voraciously,
plate. ».-I the snap shutter, put the
camera on the beneh. then smiuter**»
„ver U> Where he wa*. and ptayfu...
twisted him around so that I eouid get
tt .„ M ,d light on him. He did not mind :l
„.„moving litmus long as I did uot
illU . rrupl hu ,. a n„ k ,, «, | g„ t him in
j ll8l ,be piwe and light I wanted. That.
f H Varied btu-kJor mv eamera. As I was
i i uma .,, n t of alfevil intentions 1 did not
su.m-,t interference, but it neems that ''
thettld naUae had waU-hed with a Keen
,. ve every move 1 made, and when he
, uw me going back for my camera, he <
feR that thrre must be trouble in store
for t | le ,.hild. Like a Aash he darted ! d
. ma , rn ... k » rH sj.ed the camera, ar :i
parted for the side of the ship to throw
^ overboard ! t
i thB( ." , Bbouted , bul ht .
,, , ,. , ..
did not. or would not. hear me. "Stop
him' stop him!'' i called frantically u# I
1 jumped across tin- main hatch and
rushed after him. Eight thousand mile*
from Imme and to lose my only earners
the whole thing, and jumping
t j, t! rsl i| a ||„o*t knocked the nathe
; ,,»er in his attempts to res«-oc tin
! camera. He succeeded in saving it arm
Unfortunately the sun was buck of
To get a good light on Ills face
had to turn him around. To be pro
f or qlll , k worki i changed a
... ...
soon came up with a "Here * your box.
l) l .|,.»i^l indsstroying the apparatus
„f ,. v ii magic, the man ran to Hie child.
. .. him hurriedly off the cask,
U|4 j chit led him 1 * » a dark corner on
tb e quarter deck where there were
several irfqiiiuutu women, and among
them they tucked him uway out of the
reach of the camera.
, watched ,mtie..tly for three hours.
,|,. u , rlu i„ed to get some sort of u piet- ,
llre of the child, but it wa* useless.
The old native's vigilance outwore my |
pu Uenee. and st Inst I turned my at
j tenl ;on to other subjects. Curiosily IreJ
; tl „, „u nmll u , attciopl to investigate
, fl)rl | llf r into tlie mysteries of the black
box. and while I wa* preparing to pho
( digraph another Esquimau. 1 glanced
ar „„„a and there stood the man wuteh
A sailor wtio sat on the bcnc-li wit
ing me.
1 had it.
If I could not get a picture of th#
child, i wa* bound to get one of tn# .
man , but he saw nothing suspicion, in
To-day Drexel <k Co. can raise more
money in twenty-four hours than an
linuneial institution in the Unitei.
! States. Yet it I» not a great while sgo
j that H,< 1 Francis Drexel was a poor por- j
' rail painter. Somehow or other th»
! "Id man about Afly year» ago got an or» j
! der to paint a picture for a Brazil tut
I grand«*- and went down to that com*
f L*y ki d<» the work. The Brazilian tisik
* fancy to the |H«ir portrait painter
and not oulv paid him a good price fo#
j the picture but let him in on sum» !
I money-making scheme, out of w hich j
j Drexel realized quite a sum. He re
! turned to Philadelphia and went into
thc money-lending business. By carte
ful investment he amassed a big for
my actions, and walked off satislied
that every thing was all rigliL Wide
A Portrait Painter's Fortune.
i ^ ^ bu thr; ^ u»v* Francis,
AnUl „„ d Joseph, increase.! it. j
. WhBn I|u , (lkl m|t|1 dl( . a h( . wa* w.irth
»bout #6 OJÜ.OOlk When Francis, the
» . . I , , ... , ,, ,
(oldest boy. diet he left
Joseph left about ♦s.lXJ ».<*«. ts iug les*
of a money maker titan the others, aud
Anthony. Ihe only one left. Is estimated
Ui Is- worth anywhere from #20.'MftlUM
M. Louis I'ost-Dis
Judging from lhe number of ••cor
d ! «J" receptions given to the Shah of ;
I to #60.004,600.
|Vr*ia. it is no wo ider that he is ro
tiorted to b>- always fall of good spirits.
•• U «vertut# il .l,*U lie light."
V* lute tiiri. «o brave bv its;.
is titsiui a, the .lullte* . fall.
I I *11 net «harm her tesrs sws.v .
M I rt-ssi>n. have ne terre et s I
t<li. p esit», »Ith an her rhildl.h mqlit
That .he ni ijr have a light
1 csltti her tesrs. and »trok« her hatr;
1 tell her of the amrrl* near—
Itf tied, whose love I, rvrryshe-rv
Au.l (1ir!*i tn «hem each rhild I» dear.
She hear*, hi t ontt e *»| 1 * me ttgUt.
And I*«» me ter a II hi

llui shrn
■ t M
? tt tu
And »triv« u» ni»kp hrt undt ntiand
Ju-t why. »hr mule » another pies —
.d hold her hand,
we 1 , 1 » - gnml-tught:
Th It I Sill Stay
I» e Whtvpeta
-Ttist « iM-tu rthvii u light "

It Is
An thu». rontpnt «.Ih* fail»
h**r h»u4 ;
My * fr»»* « I**
Mu»tf x («Oft »loth II • «rlMkini k**«p
In ehl!di»h lip»
Tl-fcl »n Utal utkur ikriitr ni^ht,
tea it light.
1, ton. hat* »linin'* In rhltdi.h dread
j imi. it s: don, I* darkness that dotbciwsp
And thu- en nouait Ih* delng bed.
And fi-nrtut, felt t eouid not .loop
Wlthn it n 1 ,-M 1 understand.
'TiaU tht o hold Igtve's hand
— K U. t h verton, in a. » Tlwna
„ B , „ f a ui |i.» i «-«.v. Ho.ty wnsstt !>»•
Slow V-.rk.
It was a warm day in summer, and 1
sea teil myself for a moment on ono of
the benehm in Washington Square.
A few minutes later an old. whito
*" cU » ««•nifestatiou of politeness n
N, ' w *" rlt ; *'"> P0 " * rk ** lu ll,u old
ln H «rtotsdly tone:
I '*A tine day. Liiel««.
" y **- ""**• il ** " ,im * *'*>• 8ho '
Hish year wealhah min s roe et
kl " ,r w0 * lhah »»• ustcr hab In
haired negro came hobbling along with
tile aid of a slick, und
at the other end of the bench, lifting
ills buttered hat to me deferentially as
lie did so.
I was both surprised und flattered at
•Htisi him* -If
Home. "
•ho you have lived in Rome, have
*,»u? I came from Kornu myself.''
"Luwd. boss, you doan' look ne
j alk luck no Romun. Any b<aiy 'ud
aki- yer ter be'u bnwn en raise' lit dis
"Certainly I was." I replied. "I
UH M,r j' "• '"ne. . iw or .
Th« old man made no rejoinder, and
b > hU .'f rBUl 1
:l " k "' 1; .
"How old are you. I ncle.
in "I-«»d chile, he answered with a
• which ex|K>sed his
Hadltl#»* gums, "/doan know I done
lo * u " 1 1 WU4 ,? fUH5n V***' o1b
'' ••ude «..!■ I.nikcuut.
-1 hat s iru|n>**ible. 1 replied; that
he * 0 " ld " * m,lk " • v,,u HWr ,or *>'• >' ou
he < »»'l be 1«»* than seventy-live.'
"J J'"' 18 buut huu
! d , ' d ' * Hid th, ' ,llJ umn r' fl.-cliveiy.
:i a,Ufr " , /* "f'f •*** M " r8
Jldhla ' " fl1 ' rite body-sarven ,
! t * Ii * m, *« 0il Y ou hont how long
ht . ' •»' " d '*," d 1 "I"
w ell tie la* with wtd Itaul broke ouL
I kin'member de battle ob AU-siu des
ez well ez of it wuz yistiday. lie arrers
wuz flying thron de iiiuh tliiek ez flies
'roun' a merlasses jug. de jav lius wuz
w izxin', eu I wuz ioo'.ciu on futn do rare,
w en 1 s.-ed a archer aim a Hi rer at
Mam Julius. I grab* up a itliiei'. eu
rush inter de thick er de tight, eu wuz
des in time ter ketch 'im ez he fell fum
his hos* I got u urrrr lilrue my side
ez I wuz totin' iui off. en wuz laid up
rer two ur Ul.re mimt's attorwuds.
W (Jn , t w ,.„ Mar* Julius gun me a
, arU4h ,ii.»a j,« |,.f diree
hi s will fer me ter begradu'lly
on manciimh-d.
wuz a hund ed years ole.
"Is done spant de quarUb Mar.
k ,„„ m ,.." he remarked, g.ving
, Jt . # |,«ik, "en I mreds ernud
, ur f( . r ^ liniment for my
my | r heumatiz. Is yer got any small change
at- bo „ l . e i 0 - M ; '
IreJ A v UU>n of imperial Kerne row up
l(Rf(iri . wit |, (lll fl , „|„ ry und II114 .,
lltt eencc and power In a At of alr
, trU elion I hamlrei th.-old man a twenty
I 'ud be freo w'en I
Ah. hut dem
wuz good olu times!" hu added, with n
,igli of regret.
dollar gold piece, and when I started
,roin my reverie, he had disappeared
behind a clump of shrubbery in the
ii reel ion of Sixth avenue. Fuck.
tn# .
.juence to the health of the body, and
ll( i substitute esn be found for it as a
restorer of vital energy. Nieeples»ne*s
sgo i*, however, often a source of great
por- j trouble to elderly people, and one
th» which is not easily relieved. Narcotic
or» j remedlee are generally mischievous;
tut .heir Arst effects may be pleasant, but
the habit of depending upon them
rapidly grows until they become iudis
pensable. When this »tage lias been
fo# reached, the sufferer Is in a far worse
! plight than before. In all cases the
j endeavor should lie made to discover
re- whether the sleeplessness lie due to
into an y removable cause, such as indl
gestion, cold, waul of exorcise, and the
for- like. In regard to sleeping in the day
tSTkHlatM 1« He D#rl»«il lif 111. I'•■»pl*
from *« * II*r* ,»<*„ Nap.
Sleep is closely connected with the
question of dieL "Good sie •ping" was
a noticeable feature in the large ma
jority of Dr Humphrey's eases. Sound,
refreshing sleep is of the utmost conse
time, there is something to Im said both
it. j for and against that practice. A nap
«>» "»«>** winks" in the afternoon en
the ablre many aged people to get through
, the rest of the day in comfort, whereas
Ured and when deprived
les* ^ thu ra | nM | ]mrnL j( they rest well
aud a t night there can be no objection to
the afternoon nap. but if sleepless ne ss
be complained of. the iatter should bu
discontinued for a time. Most old
people And that a reclining posture,
with the fret and legs raised, is better
than the horizontal position for the
of ; afternoon nap. Digestion proceeds
with more ease than wliei the body is
recumbent.—Dr. Robson Boose, in Fort#
mighUy Review.
—In the treatment of tumors by elec
tricity it hus been pointed out that ax- ;
tretue care is iirei-ssary . ««pec tally when
negative electricity is used.
— A new English are electric lamp
has tli« upper carbon fttd by means ol k
an elrelri:' motor, which drives a worm ,f
! mi
and a train of gearing.
—According to Prof. Thurston tha
engine of the future I» that which ulti
mately can be made to work up at otic«
to high temperature and to high press- j
ures. and can l*- made at the same b
time to develop it* powers in the small
eat and lightest engine.
— A French manufacturing tirm has
patented an alloy of stool with two to w,
four jier cent of copper It is mors
elastic and malleable than simple steel.
and capable of a far greater resistance. "
It Is Intended for cannon, armor-plates. ,,
ritle-barreU and projectiles.
—Some ex|M)rimenU lately matle at
the Royal Polytechnic schixil at Munich,
show that the strength of camel hair
buttiug reaches 6.81A pounds per stjitar«
Inch, while that of otniitary baiting
ranges between 2.280 and 6,260 pounds
per square inch. The camel-hair belt
Is unaffected by acids.
—Out of 106 persons treated within
a period of eleven months at the Pas- '
leur Institute at Rio de Jatteiro only
one died, and that one had neglected
to follow the treatment a* directed. In
sixty-two of these case, tha dog by
which the patient was bitten was un- j
qufmtionably man; in the others it was
impossible to dotermlue positively the
dog's eotidltion.
Ordinary Alters, even if satisfac- '
lory as strainers, fail to remove all
bacteria from drinking water. So far ,
from lessening the number in the
original water the Altering subitan.te :
may allow a more rapid multipiicaUon !
thau those micro-organism* would
ordinarily undergo In the uiiflltered
water on standing, aud the germ* of
disease, even if held back by the filter
ing substance, may be harbored in all
atteinpts at cultivating the American
ootton three In (..entrai Asia proved
unsuccessful, a new attempt, made
since 1HH4. under the leadership
of the Tashkent model farm, and with
—it appears that, though the Anti
_ , , ... 1
that crop in Turkestan, and in the fol- ,
lowing year the area was trebled.
The crop of 1887 was estimated at
68,000 cwts. of raw cotton.
seeds taken from America, has proved .
to be a real succus. in 188? there '
were no less than 88.700 acres under
schools before the exodus was shown by
a report at a meant meeting of the Vie- i
toria Institute in London. Professor
Sayer. by personal Inve .tigaliou of an !
cient tablets and inscriplioos.fonnd that
in the fifteenth century before our era
active literary interemtrs« was going
on throughout the civilized world ol ;
westeru Asia, iietiveen Babylon and
Egypt and th# «mailer Ststsi ot Pale«-,
tine, of Syria, of Mesopotamia, and
even of eastern (*appf.do»-ia This in-:
tercourse wa* carried o«> by means of |
the Babylonian language and the com j
plicatisl Babylonian script I
—There is but littl« doubt that
aluminum is destined to lie the metal I
of the future, and will displace iron
and steel as surely as electricity is die j
placing gas and steam. Aluminum ex j
i«ts wherever there is a clay bank. ,
Formerly the cost of reducing it to
metallic form was excessive, but now j
the electric current is uUlixed in iu '
production, which U daily being
effected at a cheaper rate. Aluminum
is a soft white metal which never rusts
—The existence of libraries and
It is little more than one-third th«
weight of iron. and. combining wellj
with other m.Ual*, It bsi-omes. when
aitoyed with copper, harder than steel.
—Nome novel processes In the manu
facture of paper have been suggested,
and it is ascertained by experiments in
ill is direction that the strength of paper
is materially increased by the employ
raent of sea weeds, which form with
water certain kinds of them in par- ;
tien lar glutinous liquids; resin soap
and aluminous cake or compound may
also be advantageously added, under
certain circumstances. Experiments
also show that a vary bright surface
may be given to paper by the following
simple method; A very concentrated
cold solution of salt is mixed with dex
trine. aud a thin coating of the fluid
laid on the surface of the (istier, by
meaus of a soft, broad brush, aud it U
then allowed to dry. The most desir
able salts for this purpose are suiphate
of till, sulphate of magnesia, and
acetate of soda, and size pap«.- is also
A recent report of the New York
Board of Health furnishes some facts
of interest as to the uumber of suicide*
in that city since September. 18»l.
when the law went into force making
an attempt at suicide a crime. Prior
Ui that date the number of suicides in
New York was at the annual rate of
144 to a million of inhabitants. Duriug
the last eight years the number has not
increased. although the population has
been steadily increasing. While the'
number of suicides by the u«e of Are-!
arms has decreased, there has been a
contemporaneous increase in the mini
ber of deaths by poison. This in
dicate« a predetermination on the part
of those in whom the suicidai mania
was most strongly pronounced that
there must be no ehauce of failure, the
thought being that such failure might
subject them to the punishment pre
scribed by the penal code. It is a sig
niUcant fact that of those who have
committed ruicide during the last eight
years two-thirds were of foreign bir:F
aud one-third native.— Philadelphia
1 Ustiwid.
Attempted Suicide a Crime.
authorities can find wliat to charge
k ' m wi>h. II« Is in the happy position
,f commuted an offense which
a* yet liras no mim«, and It l* therefore
1 1 Rico It t<> sec how he can be indicted.
Nov« Y)>h«| R«(llaliai«n N»é» lh«(kH»ll
NrlPHf« Nf.
A young man I« now in custody In
! mi English town detainod till the
j dmll " r phenomena for hi. amusement,
b " ln * •'«''•-dingly hard up. began to
utilize them This «< hi* method:
I hi* individual after a study of roes
merlsin. mind reading, hypnotism, and
lie dropiH-ii into a store, bought some
petty article, ami paid for It with a
... ... , , ,,
w, W* r - ' ,w *' ,b f yielding
*'* '«I*»*»; handed
,h ;"'K'' f,,r B Hvo d ' d,br . h11 '
" h " n "*»Y "as »« «" and he
,, " nu - "P hi. r.v*h he di»
pov, * r « 1 "h..rt«ge that be was «nabte
(«•explain. He nrid n«» reooiUnction «n
Ihe myslnrlotts stranger and hi* deal
ing* wilh him. Thus the hypnoli/.er
went to the box-ottli-e of a theater,
a* k**,i for a twenty-five cent ticket,
hiindcd a .crap torn from n newspaper,
nul got buck in cll 'itg# about twenty
doliurs letter in the day there was
an uproar In the box-oflier, and an
innocent hoy would have become thd
victim of nntiiral suspicion if the
police had not by that time gotten
on the trail of the operator.
The tradesmen of this particular
u , wn , wi |Hsr pl„XBd by their con
j , lan( ,,,„^ 0 ,, „„j thinking they
must he the victims of adioit lill-tup
pers, entlad in the help of the police,
did some watching, and discovered
' t ) ial w |,„ n t),| a particular yotir.g man
m(uJ „ u |mr cha*e he always got too
, n uich cliango back, and that the man
who gave it was oblivious of the fart
: lh „, h „ had h,.^) ln , uch an
! n ,.„| tkw llMy . So lhe y Utok In the fel
!ow> |„,, klM i u( , his record, found that
he was a hvpnotixor. and havehim now
of lhnir , mnaa mK ai Ulln){ wh at they
shall do with him. If the old law*
against sorcerer# and magicians had
not been repealed he could easily be
indicted "for practicing certain dia
wlekRI , ltrU whereby the
minds of her Majesty's subjects are
distraught nnd led astray." Buttho-e
laws are no more. To try him for get
ting money under false pretenses will
j hardly do, for there were none. He
1 deceived no one He just took more
1 change than lie should, and if asked
, for u wm ,, u d()ubU<MU hlivu refund
ed It.
Judging fram the small amounts col
lected by this English hypnotizes he
i* probably r man of limited powers,
by | ( „ Mot inn, lolu ,e a man to give
i him more than #20 But supposing
the science were so developed that one
an ! ,, f u _ u d„pts strike a man for
(uo.tsjn or #20.000. what business could
era h.- more pr Atahie? The expert would
„„ „ tmnk h(ind in „ b tl of dirty pa
ol ; |K>r lo lht . paying teller, and the Int
and would give him all the cash he
b «d. The man would depart saying
and nothing, I'he paving teller, having
in-: „„ recollection at all of the affair,
of | would be ill a in>*t unnleasant predie
j an „. ot | h„ bank ofli -er« would send
I f „ r , be ,«,11«.. and the toller would be
that removed to the jail lo flgure as the
I principal in a mysterious c <«e of tie
iron falcatlon or robbery. A still raojv
j powerful o|H-ratoi- could attack the
ex j pre-ident of lho bank, not with a pis
, tol but hi* cultivated wilt power, and
to force him Ui hand over every cent in
j lb( . bank Then there would be an
iu ' ,,iher »«tnk president with do charuc
t«r left
What shall be done to protect the
financial instilutlima? Slia l the teuch
be for
th« in g „nd learning of hypnotism
wellj i, Uhlen, or can some way be discovered
by which a mao can be made liypnot
Um-proof? Can not a |icr*on lie vaev
clnaled for It a* for sniall-|Mix? When
tl-al i* done no one need be employed
in ns cashier or teller until he has pre
seated his certlfleules, or proved by
examination that he is himself a hyp
noliser of the tir*t cla*s. and can not
par- ; be thrown into that unconscious state
in which he will give more than the
may proper change. In the meantime the
hank* are at the mercy of the profeas
or» of the new art. and i: is bard to
wee what precautions they can take.—
I'hicagu Tribune,
Proper Care of the Skin.
To keep the skin from wrinkle*
wh. n powdnr is daily used, wash the
powder carefully off at night then
i app'y the whitest vaseline, any good
eoid cream, or pure sweet cream, let
ting it lie on the face and neck a few
minutes and washing with a soft cloth.
Next morning wash the face with
very hot water, which contract* the
»kin and ward» off wrinkles.
soften the complexion and prevent
sunburn, use glycerine diluted in this
way: Pour four spoonfuls of glycer
ine into h bottle, cut with one-fourth
■ a* much host cologne, and All with
in »oft water Rub a spoonful of this
of «ver the face before going out A
I co»metic. excellent lo effecL but far
not from pleasant. I* buttermilk and oat
has 1 ncal flakes Put a handful of the
the' lakes, which are -team-cooked and
Are-! iwell rapidly, into a quart jar filled
a wi h acid buttermilk, stirring well,
mini- in ten minutes the mixture will be a
in- j soft (taste, which is spread on face and
part hands and left to dry, when it is
washed off with hot water. The vir
that tues of this paste in whitening the
the ' skin, removing tan and f reck tee, are
highly praised by ladles who have
pre- tried iL 'The sourer the buttermilk
sig- the b 'iter. as it is the acid which acte
have as a detergent for the skin. — N. Y.
eight Btur.
—Volumes of gas must furnisa very
fi^ht reading. Baltimore Amerloaa

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