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published ivrry Thursday. PIOC1IK, . NEVADA. CHATS WITH GYPSIES. 1 Few Phrases With Whlrh to llreak Ion the Komany Unserve. Tlio gypsy in generally talkative when you have broken down the barriers of reserve. For the beucilt of tho novice I will, however, remark that poliuomeu (prastramengros) and hedgehogs (hotcb iwiehis) ur8 both good subjects for dis cussion. Tho gypsy docs not break tho law more often tliau his neighbors, but a policonmn, as tho embodiment of ull that is orderly and conventional, is an tipathetic) to him. As for hedgehogs, they aro rooked and eaten by tho Horn any, who nre wonderfully clover at tracking and capturing these very shy animals. Tho otlierday onoof mygypsy friends informed mo that as a euro for deafness there was nothing to equal a little moltod hedgehog's fat applied to the ear. Tho following fow words and phrasos, upulldd as phonetically as possible, may be useful to any une paying bis first visit to n Romany nainp. I3y adroitly intro ducing them into his conversation the visitor may succoed In avoiding that ap pearance of iuexperienco and greenness which might tempt his hosts to receivo him us an inquisitive geutilo rather than os a future "Uouiuny Rui:" flood day, brother Kixwhto diwus, put. What is your numof... So hoo tooty 'b invf I, you Untidy, tooty. (Ilvomo Di l nmudy. To see To dik. A littlo boor A kooKi levinor. To Hmoko a pipo To toov a BwoKler. Tent, caruvun Tun, wardo. Water lJuanl. Child Clmvvi. Ton, no Awn, kok. Good luclt to youl Kooxhto bok to tooty I Pall Mall JBudgot Growing Walking Mtleks. The cultivation of material for walk ing sticks is carried on in quite an ex tensive soalo in somo parts of Europe, and special attention is often paid to making the roots grow into shapely forms for handles. W'liilo in London last year I went in to a manufacturing es tablishment, tho floor space of which covors nearly au aero. This coucoru has storehouses filled with native aud for eigu sticks, from which stock is drawn as wanted for the shops. The sticks as they grow aro often very crooked and have to bo straightened. A heap of sand is piled ou tho top of a hot stovo, into which tho sticks are plunged until tiiey J become pliable. The workman takes tho ; crooked stick while it is vet hot and inserts it in a notch cut in a stout board, placed ut an angle inclined from him, whoro ho bends and strains it When it has become perfectly straight, it is thrown down to cool, after which it bo comes rigid and permanent in its lines. The same power which makes a crookod btlck straight is applied to make a straight ono crooked. All tho various kinds of sticks that aro required to be curled or twisted aro, by tho application of heat, made, to assume almost any snape or lonu. st. J,uins U lobe-Demo- ! orat. Chinese Teahouses. The restaurant, or teahouse, in China j tauos tne place or tho western clubroom. All tho current news aud gossip nre here circulated nnd discussed over their eat ing or gambling. Ono of thoir games of chance, which we havo frequently no ticed, seems to consist in throwing their Angers at one another aud shouting at the top of their voices. It is really a matching of numbers, for which tho Chinamen make signs ou their lingers up to the numeral teu. The Chinese of all cations seem to livo in order to eat, and from this race of epicures has developed a nation of excellent cooks. Our fare in China, out side tho Gobi district, was far bettor than in Turkey or Persia, and for this reason wo are better able to endure tho increased hardships. A plato of sliced moat stewed with vegetables and served with a piquant sauce, sliced radishes and onions, with vinegar, two loaves of Chinese mo-mo, or steamed bread, and a pot of tea would usually cost ns about B4 cents apiece. Every thing iu China is sliced so that it can be eaten with tho chopsticks. Theso we at lougth learned to manipulate with suffi cient dexterity to pick up a dove's egg, the highest attainment in tho chop stick art Tho Chinese havo rather a sour than a sweet tooth. Sugar is rarely used in anything, and never in tea. Tho steeped tea flowers, which tho higher classos use, ure really more tasty with out it Century. A Shrewd Dog. A gentleman once stopped his gig ot tho door of a shop. Euteriug tho shop, he left the dog on the seat of tho gig. The horso took fright at something and bolted off down the street, dragging tho reins on the ground. Tho dog at once Jumped down and seized the reins in bis teeth. Although ho was pulled along for somo distance, he kept pulling against the runaway horso till ho man aged to bring it to a standstill A Town With No Lawyers. In the town of Oborweiseuthal, in Baxouy, disputes between tho inhabit ants are so rare that thero is no room for a lawyer. A Loipsio merchant, who applied to the tribunal at Obcrwoisou thal for the address of a counsel, re ceived tho following reply, "We havo tho honor to inform you that there is no advocate here, but tho barber, Fritz Biol, represents tho interests of litigants In civil cases." To tell mushrooms froxa toadstools, without eating and waiting for result, peel on otiioa and pat it with tho fungi while being cooked. If the onion re mains white, eat with confidence; if It tuns black, cat it uot, if you valuo liJe. Statistics prove that not less than 8,900 babies are born every day ou United States soil. Eiprnnen at the World's Fair. The admission ticket entitles the vis itor to see all of tho World's fair proper, covering COO acres of Jackson park. This includes access to the 13 principal build ings, tho Ftate nuil government build ings, and the headquarters of nil coun tries represented. The guidebook may ho bought in one hirga volume or in parts. A few cents will be charged for rolling chairs, gondolas and boats on the lagoon. These will be a great assistance in economizing time and strength. Guides who will pilot a party of five for CO ceuts an hour may bo hired, but the Columbian guards are prepared to give information, and armed with a catalogue you will have but littlo uso for a guide. For the ono admission fee you may also walk i'l the Midway plaisance and see tho curious foreign architecture and modes of life and industry. If you de tiro to outer any of the buildings or vil lages, a foe of about 23 cents will have to be paid, as these are private concessions. If you are prepared to economize, you can live comfortably and see all tho sights for a month on $100. One hun dred and fifty dollars should be enough for any reasonable human being, though of course there is practically no limit to tho amount you may spend on souvenirs, works of art and personal display. You cau even pay as if you wero four )ersons rolled Into one if you insist on a private bathroom at a hotel, but $3 to $ 5 a day will pay all roasouable expenses. Chi cago Letter, The President at a Reception. Mr. Cleveland has by force of preoe- ; dent continued tho ancient custom of re-1 ceiving tho general public three times a week in the great east parlor, but there , is little doubt that he should like, as prob- ! ably any other president would like, J to escape this task of handshaking. The t hour set for this function is 1:30 p. in., j just after tho president has eaten lunch- i eon. A man who is so intimately famil- ! iar with Air. Clovclnnd as to know his j private personal ways is authority for the statement that upon every one of these public reception days Mr. Clove- land has gone to his bedroom and there quietly slipped into his pocket a revolver, I and then descended the stairs to the east j parlor. Moreover, the throng of visitors who flock to these public receptions is kept at some distance from the president ns ho stands m tho doorway which serves as an exit for t hose who pass him. This is done bya cordon of servants of the houso, who, counting merely tho door keepers and messengers, entirely outside of the clerical force in executive offices, number at least 20. Tho visitors Btring by tho president in Indian lilo, and as they pass him, receiving each one a shake of tho hand, they pass also a most pleas ant but determined looking man stand ing oxactly opposite Mr. Cleveland. The people do not know it, but this man is i also armed. New York Recorder. I Likely to lie Cruel Sport. Colonel Cody could put himself at a very much better enterprise than that of encouraging the cowboy race which is to tako place to tho World's fair. It is not in tho least likely that a race run by cow boys of several nationalities, all of them the wildest men of their type, will be signalized, by any great amount of hu manity. Indeed the chances are that the horses will simply be mn beyond their strength. Such a race is in great contrast to a race between trained horses, whoso speed is a matter of fine calcula tion, and to whom the whip is seldom touched. The race of the cowboys it is very much more than likoly will contain every possible feature of brutality. It may be characteristic of a portion of the west, but tho people at the fair do uot want to see everything that is char acteristic of this country, but only that which is best as well ns that which is characteristic. It is to be hoped that of ficers of the humane society will be on the ground, aud that thoy will see that there is no slaughter of horses. We want to leave that sort of thing to Ger many which does it well. Omaha World-Herald. The Progress of Socinlisin. The progress of socialism is making tho Duke of Cambridge a sadder it could not of course make him a wiser inau. It was very sad. he said at a charity dinner, to think that the masses wore led to believe that they could benefit themselves by pulling down the classes. In this world, continued his royal highness, of course it was impossible for all of us to be on a level, for if all were mado equal one day some would bo superior on the morrow. Fortunately the world was governed and ought to bo governed by common sense, and he hoped it would always continue to be. Dnt the duke forgets two things. The first is that it is quito possible to imagine a now order of society under which those who "would be superior on the morrow" would be so in virtue of merit and not of birth. And the second is that under the existing order of society, though proved capacity can often ascend, no effective means as Professor Huxley somewhere laments has yet been fouud for making proved incapacity descend. Westmin ster Gazette, Prunes or Wheat. Ten thousand pounds of green prunes per acre, or 3,200 pounds of dried, is a conservative estimate. Twenty bushe'a of wheat, or 1.200 pounds, is a larg'a estimate per acre. The farm value of the prunes this year is $330; the farm value of the wheat is $15. Our California peach orchards will show us many pounds green as of dried prunes, with half the dried product of prunes worth this year $200 per acre. We have low prices for fruit at times, but never down to cost of production. There never has been a time when good fruit well handled and enrod did not bring a good profit. Generul Chiptnan's Paper, In February last, we learn from the United States Wreck Chart of the North Atlantic, there were no fewer than 45 derelict vessels in that ocean, and moro than half of them were in the track of the transatlattiii liners. Old Fashions llevlved. j There can 1)0 no doubt that the pre vailing fashions have been greatly in fluenced by the recent exhibition of the arts de la femme held at the Palais de I'ludustrie, Paris, and which has proved such a great attraction to the feminine population. In all tho new "creations" we notice many innovations borrowed from the man-elous retrospective exhibits which have caused quite a revolution in modes of dressing. Even in the wonderful draperies of the Tanagra, dating from before the Christian era, one can find suggestion. The splendid collection of ancient prints, ornaments, paintings, r bowing all tho different styles in toilets, hainlrcssing, etc., have proved a great boon to all our dressmakers and mil liners, who have called forth many an idea for tho coming season. And we llinllnotbe far out in saying that the new toilets will bear the impress of by gono days, but with adaptations to date. When in the sauio day one can wear, without in any way breaking the laws of fashion, a watteau and Louis XV morning gown, a tailor made dress for shopping or walking, an Anne of Austria skirt for visiting and an empire gown for the evening when there is a choice between the styles of Louis XIII, Louis XV, 1830, the first and second empires the most fastidious woman must be sat isfied. At last fashion seems to have re solved the difficult problem of pleasing everybody, and having attained this ex cellent result must for a time remain ex empt from any great revolution. Con touriere. Sorosis and Lotta, the Actress. Lotta was rejected by Sorosis not be cause she is an actress Sorosis includes a number of actresses but because she has kicked her way to fame. It is all along the line of the converted darky's philosophy, " You may dance, but you mustn't cross your legs." Tho incident is really no one's concern save that of the ladies involved, for a club which knows no obligations outside is free to confine its membership to con genial people. Nevertheless Miss Crab treo is such a respectable, blameless lit tlo woman that every ouo feels for her, aud a great many are asking if all the members of Sorosis, even those who have not been forced by circumstances on the stage, but who may have cut a broad swath in society and possibly in the divorce courts, enjoy such universal ad miration as does the despised and reject ed Lotta. She can find consolation in tho fact that some very excellent peoplo on both sides of tho water are being shut out from society walls that shelter many of their inferiors. New York Commercial Advertiser. Take Along Flenty of Wraps. While sitting in the corner of a hotel parlor the other day I overheard an in structive little lecture which I am going to repeat. It was delivered by a Chicago woman who was advising some friends what to wear in the Windy City. "You don't need any 'medium' things at nil," she declared emphatically, "be cause wo never havo any med ium weather in Chicago. You want a few thin ones, and all the wraps you own. On a hot day at the fair grounds you will wear as littlo clothing as conventionality per mits. If you mean to get home in the middlo of tho afternoon, you may trust tho weather implicitly. If you ure going to be out till 0 o'clock, you want to take your sealskin coat. I huve never yet found a wrap that was too heavy when the breeze blew in from the lake. Get a special pair of soft yellow shoes for the fair and get them at least a size and a iialf too largo. The Chicago foot is a climatic development, from which the longest southern pedigree will not pro tect you." Kate Field's Washington. Ideaa of Several Paris Women. A fortnight ago tho Princess de Leon, noted for her social surprises and depar tures from the commonplace, invited her friends to u "literary solemnity." When the guests had assembled, none other than the great Bernhardt seated herself before a tablo whereon stood an antique lamp and entertained the people with such cheerful selections as "Coucher de la Morte," "Funus," "Taplserie." And a few days earlier another great lady gave a ball costume at which the servants wore costumes of the Venetian renaissance and footmen were fixed up with helmets and halberds. Tho arrival of the guests wan announced by trum pets, and on the buffet, spread beneath a trellis of natural roses and grape clus ters, were peacocks served in their feath ers with gilded beaks, little pigs buried in flowers and immense pieces of patis serie containing living birds that war bled constantly. Paris Figaro. Discussing "Bloomers." Women of all nationalities and all opinions were at the big congress of rep resentative women. It is pleasant to ob serve that the first topic discussed was dress. Brains and reform came in their turn, but the congress Btarted off with a philosophical recognition of the innate and unchangeable law of interest in wherewithal she shall be clothed, before women goes forth to conquer whatever province of endeavor she chooses. There is something prophetic in the sweet se renity of spirit with which Lucy Stone discussed the "bloomer" attempt and failure of 40 years ago. None of the younger women who stood on the tablo to show their new style reform dresses can equal the grace of Lucy Stone's phi losophy. She said:' "We thought if wom en saw a sensible dress they would wear it. What fools we were!" Boston Tran script Costumes For Girls, Little and nig. Young and old aim at picturesque gown ing. If you cannot accomplish this, you are not la mode. How delightful the tots look in their big Dutch bonnets, big ro vers and short waisted frocksl There is hardly a shade of difference in sister's wardrobe. She is a full blown rose, but she can wear the short waist, broad frills, (ull skirt and scuttle as prottily and ef fectively as the littlo woman still in ths numrjr. Buffalo News. j The Geary Law. The Oeary Chinese act Is one of the most ln ! human acta Ihut ever Hero placed upon any j statute book. Boston Iicniitl. j This is a very highly exaggerated state I ment. The act merely requires Chinese I residents to register their names, as those I of Americans resident in China are reg istered. No Chinese who obeys it will be expelled from this country or sub jected to any trouble whatever. The penalty for disobeying it is far milder than the Chinese penalty for disobeying any edict. It is not a law for the ex pulsion of the Chinese, or that restricts any right of the Chinese, or that infliets any wrong upon the Chinese, or that ought to disturb the Chinese, or thut would disturb them in the least if they took the trouble to give heed to it. A law of the same kind, applicable to Americans and other foreigners resident in Franco, was adopted by the French chambers last month. The new French "alien law" provides that any foreigner arriving at or living in any place in France and desiring to engage in any in dustry or profession shall within a week register his name at the prefecture of po lice, make a declaration of his intention and furnish satisfactory proof of his iden tity, after which he shall receive a cer tificate which he must retain, and which, in the event of his removal to any other place must be vised within two days. The provisions of the French law are fully as rigorous as those of our Chinese registration law, and it has been strictly enforced since its enactment a few weeks ago. New York Sun. Boning Down to Visitors. We are not giving ourselves any un easiness about the visit of the Infanta Eululie to Chicago. All this talk about our inability to keep up our end of the rules of etiquette is simply so much fic tion calculated to belittle our cultured society. Chicago has not been idle the last four years. Ever since the immortal Professor A. J. Fishbladder came into the midst of us and taught us how to eat peas with a fork we have been able to hold our own against the rest of creation. There was a time when some uncouth elements in our society denounced Fish bladder as a charlatan. All these per secutions did Fishbladder suffer with the patient, unprotesting meekness of a mediasval Christian martyr, and now, lo and behold, the harvest has come, aud we glory in the fruition of his teachings. It is to Fishbladder that we are iarge ly indebted for our ability to toady, mis cellaneously and abjectedly, to the vast and unassorted lot of foreign titled nin compoops and knaves that is being spawned upon this country at this time. So long as the Fishbladder "Handbook of Indoor Etiquette" holds out its saving grace we need have no fear for Chica go's culture, and wo can confidently view the swelling influx of Europe's no ble ragamuffins. Chicago Record. The Kaiser's Contest With His People. Our Berlin correspondent says he has no reason to change his opinion that the next reichstag will reject the military bill. He has been traveling a good deal and ought to be in touch with the people The "classes" favor the government po) icy, but the "masses" do not. Here is the danger to imperialism, as wo have before pointed out. The men who influence the masses, like Richtoi and Bebel, are keen, clever and auda cious. It is well known that socialism and democracy nre making giant stride in the fatherland, all tho moro reason why Emperor William should be cau tious, just and above all constitutional iu his acts. Our correspondent believes that the kaiser will make the unpopular bill a law by his ipse dixit. Then will come the tug of war on the financial question how is the money to be raised to paj for the increase in the army? There is no getting over the fact thai the army is quite large enough for pres ent purposes. The Grand Duke of Baden recently said that experience proved one obtains better results from the excellence of an army than from its quantity. This is another fact hard to got over. New York Herald. If Cholera Comes. It is well to keep in the medicine chest, or where they may easily be found, a bottle of tho spirits of camphor and one of tho old standard remedy known as the "Sun mixture," the prescription pub lished by tho New York Sun under offi cial direction in the time of the great cholera epidemic. The medicine Is not expensive and can be bought of any druggist in country, town or city. Ex perienced bacteriologists say that five drops of camphor in a small glass of brandy is the best medicine to give until the arrival of a physician. For little children there are camphor pellots suffi ciently sweet to be palatable. The use of these pellets is said to be an excellent "ounce of prevention" for those acting as nurses or otherwise exposed to con tagion. To absorb disagreeable odors in a sickroom nothing is better than cas carilla bark sprinkled upon hot coals. For an ordinary disinfectant rosin is ex cellent, but care should be taken not to place too much at a time upon the fire. Ladies' Home Journal. A Big Reward For a Small Hoy. Little John Walsh, the newsboy of New London, Conn., who found the two 44 caret diamonds belonging to Mrs. Johnson, a wealthy woman In that city, received the $2,000 reward offered for the return of the diamonds at the office of Tiffany & Co. Monday. The money was paid to young Walsh personally by Mrs. Johnson. Dr. N. A Harris, an uncle of the boy, and Detect ive Thomas Jeffers of the New London police force came to this city on Satur day to claim the reward in behalf of the boy. They were notified that the reward would only be paid to John in person, and they telegraphed accordingly. John, accompanied by bis mother and sister, came to the city aud went direct to the store of Tiffany & Co. A few minutes after their arrival Mrs. Johnson, accompanied by her son, reached the store, and in the presence of several wit nesses the fortunate little fellow was puid the reward. New York Telegram. FRANCES WILLARD BREAKS DOWN. Per Great Efforts For Temperanee Dave Shattered Her Health. Letters received from Loudon by the Woman's Christian Temperance union state that Frances Willard has entirely broken down as the result of her three years' hard work and the loss of her mother last year. Her physicians have ordered her to Switzerland for the sum mer and refuse to allc w her to carry out her plan of taking part in the world's congresses at the exposition. Some doubts ure expressed as to her recovery. Miss Willard is a born leader of wom en, and her inspiration and influence will be much missed in the great tem perance movement of which she was the organizer and leading spirit. For tho J past year she has been with Lady Henry j Somerset in England, where she was ro i teived with great enthusiasm on all pub lic occasions and spoke almost constant ly before crowded audiences. Her home in America on Lake Michigan near F.vatiston was called Rest Cottage, though there in her "den" she worked from 0 in the morning until evening planning her campaigns, watching and directing each new movement in the teuiperanco world with the precision of a military commander. With her work ed, too, a small army of secretaries, typewriters and stenographers, each one of them a devoted enthusiast in the work. As presidont of the World's W. C. T. U. she kept up direct communication with temperance workers all over the world from China to Natal, from Lon don to San Francisco, from Ottawa to Sidney. Besides this, accompanied by her faithful private secretary, she made prolonged tours among the American unions, of which she is also president. While organizing theso unions Miss Willard personally visited not only ev ery state and territory in the United States, but also every town of 10,000 in habitants, and as a result the associa tion of temperance women is organized with a completeness found in no other philanthropic body. At the conventions hold in Boston last autumn delegates wore present from ev ery part of America, and representatives of all the countries in the world took part. Miss Willard was born in New York state in 1839 and taken to Wisconsin while still in infancy to be brought up with her brother in a happy "appren ticeship to nature" and amid tho refine ment of an exceptionally cultured and happy home. To this early life may be traced most of her independence and originality of thought, her quaint and forcible analogies and metaphors in speaking and writing. It is interesting to read of her bitterness and rebellion when they braided up her long hair, lengthened her gowns and taught her the restrictions which conventionality demands of women. Prophetic of her present independence of theory, her be lief in the equality of the sexes, was the little girl's wretchedness nt being re strained from the freedom enjoyed by her brothers, whose companion she had been from childhood. At 18 she entered college and graduated with unusual dis tinction, and after traveling for a time iu Europe she was appointed dean of tho Woman's college at Evanston. In tho early days of the temperance movement she quixotically gave up all advantageous work and allied herself with the littlo band of temperance wom en devoid of means or of experience. For some time she worked incessantly with no salary, supporting herself as best sho could. It was her mother, prac tical as well as zealous in good works, who wrote to the enthusiast, calling at tention to tho fact that her clothing was nearly worn out, her health well nigh exhausted, and that the laborer was cer tamly worthy of her hire. Since then the society to whose service she has de voted her life, her maguificent energy and her exceptional talent have recog nized hor services in tho regular way. New York Sun. A Nice Way to Serve Oranges. There is no donbt that half the pleasant flavor of tho orange is dostroyed by the difficulty of eating it gracefully, although that is a feat of which, like building an open fire, every ono imagines his method is the best. So great a terror docs ar orange inspire in a woman at luncheon, with tho fatal example which has so often been told hanging over her of the man who broke an engagement when he saw his sweetheart hacking at one, that this delightful food is generally tabooed. One feels tempted to follow the example of the dear old lady who was in the habit of retiring to her room with an orange and locking the door after her. But the mystery was lately solved at a luncheon, and the Bolution will be hailed with delight by housekeepers. The or anges were peeled and sliced and brought on the table cat up fine in punch glasses, in which there was a great deal of juice. In each glass there was cracked ice and sugar, and this delicious combination, which embodies all the delights of the fruit, with none of its disadvantages. Is eaten with a spoon. Chicago Herald. Miss Terry's Benevolent Scheme. Ellen Terry has struck on a novel and ingonious scheme to put to some practi cal use the importunate and inopportune autograph collector. To every one that writes Miss Terry for her autograph the gifted lady sends a request that a new pence be sent her to endow a bed in a certain hospital that will be known as an "autograph bed." Philadelphia Mu sic and Drama. A Sudden Reverse. President Waterbury of the dofunct Cordage combine ate his breakfast afow mornings ago the possessor of a fortune estimated at $3,000,000. At night his millions were swept away, and he was penniless. It was the most sudden re verse of fortune perhaps ever recorded in this country. St. Louis Republic. A pair of kid button shoes were made complete and Ducked in nl.vn factory the other day in 13 minutes unil 43 seconds. The previous rtcord was 24 unmtes. STELLER'S SEA LION. In Temper Be I More Lionlike Than tha Lion Himself. Steller's sea lion is tho king of th pinnipeds. Unlike nearly all other sea animals that have been gloriously mjg. named after familiar laud quadruped,, his appearanco is qnite lionlike, partio nlarly his massive head and ferocious countenance and his powerful neck covered with long, coarse hair of L tawny gray color. While he does not roar quite so thunderously as the king Of the desert, he roars maoh of tenor and more universally. In temper he is more lionlike than the lion himself, for the old males are continually fighting and cutting each other with their long teeth in a way that real lions never dream of. They ore timid and afraid in the presence of their master man but so is the lion also, for that matter though he is not a stupid idiot, like the sea lion. Steller's sea lion is at home in various places in North Amerioa, from the Far allone islands and Point Reys, near San Francisco, northward along the Pacific coast to the Pribilof islands. . He loves the most rugged and rocky shores, whero the breakers thunder unceasingly against the foot of tail black cliffs. It is on the Pribilof islands, however, that this animal may be soon in tho greatest numbers and at his best. The herds that make that wild spot their home number many thousand individuals. The herd that frequents tho northeast point of St. Pnul's island is drawn upon by the natives for food and other purposes as regularly as if it wero a big herd of cat tle. In Mr. Elliott's time that one herd is said to havo contained between 18,. 000 and 20,000 hoad. St. Nioholas. That Friend of Your Youth. Next to the lynx eyed younger brother with his terrible memory and his great eloqnmiee the friend of hor youth is the being whom every woman wishes most to avoid. Tho friend of one's youth re members aud recalls in public all one's early follies. Sho asks if you have for gotten the day you ran away from school, tho afternoon you were whipped for playing with the bovs around th oorner, the day yon painted your face with the artificial roses on your moth er's bonnet and the night you demolish ed a whole jar of jam at a sitting. She generally does this when the minister is calling or when your prospective mother-in-law is oagerly drinking in the sto ry of your youthful crime. Then tho friend of your yonth goes on and enumerates forgotten love affairs, recalls your successive flirtations and conveys to the listeners the impression that you were a very gay person indeed. Sho fools free because of ) er nnuitlnn n j criticiso your clothes, your manner, your nance una your looks. For the same reason she considers horself at lib erty to borrow any of your possessions, from a handkerchief to the contents of your purse. And when she has done all theso things she sits down und senti mentalizes about the past aud makes you agree that such haloyou days will never come again. New York World. A Ucniarkahle Dog. The following peculiar incident is told by a Baltimore man as ocourring to his fox terrier: "Ono day, whilo the collar door was open, tho dog descended in search of rats at about 0 o'clock. At 9:80 tho dog was searched for and thought lost No further notioo was taken in tho matter until the next morn ing at 1 1 o'clock, when I was attracted by n dog yelling. After a careful search in the cellar, which revealod only a pilo of sand by tho wall, I noticed the dog's nose protruding through an inoh board at the top window of the cellar looking into tho yard. I went immedi ately up stairs and removed five bricks from the pavement and pulled the dog out. After a careful inspection I dis eovorod ho had dug under tho founda tion of tho houso in tho sand, which had caved in on him. Finding no other means of escape, he dug up to the sur face, a distance of six feet, and ou ar riving at tho brick surface, which had been recently paved, dug toward tho window, a distanco of throo feet, and had nearly eaton through tho board in his efforts to free himself. He was near ly exhausted when found, having been 20 hours underground. One eye was entirely closed from sand, the other nearly so. "Baltimore Sun. A New Umbrella Stand. A funny incident of a drawing room meeting was recently noticed. A grave looking gentleman, with an unusually tall hat, entered, ond seeing no rack in tho hall placed his hat on tho floor just behind tho door. Pretty soon another grave man enterod with a large, drip ping umbrella, and peering anxiously for tho usual reoeptacle saw in the gloom tho hat resting on the floor. His eyesight was probably poor, for ho mis took it for one of the new nmbrolla holders, and in it ho deposited his drip ping nmbrolla. This was an examplo for those who followed, and In a short timo tho solemn looking hat was stanch ly holding a dozon umbrellas. At the end cf tho meeting tho water in the hat was an inch in depth. London Tit-Bits. An EdiHon Invention Idle. Ton years ago Mr. Edison applied for patent In his own country for a now method of generating electricity, which is now made public. It consists of a furnace on which is placed an iron pot or crucible, through the olosed cover of which a stout rod of carbon passes down to near the bottom of the omcihle, where It is surrounded by dry metallic oxides or other oomponnds capable of attacking carbon under hoat and In rarefied air. Ihe closed crucible isoonnocted with an xhaust fan by an exhaust plpo. This Invention seems to have boen abandoned by Edison. At all events, It has not as yet oome Into prnotioal use. London Globe. M. Meyer of Paris has invented a kind of paper that is indestructible lira. Specimens after rcinalninB' M8 hours In tha heat of a potter's furnaoo UU rttalntd tke gloat.