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THE IDOL NODS.
When a man forgets his Meal lie may hope for happiuess, but not till then. John Oliver llobbes. The tender, love-sick youth believes !That lovely womau ne'er deceive: lie curses cynic pro.. Alack for belie! alack for beau! If one fine day he comes to know The idol sometimes nods. She may, indeed, be passing fair. .Willi sparkling eyes and golden hair That charm him. What's the odds If he should ever pet a hint That lovely tresses change their tiut? Ah. me, the idol uods! i tho merry ma Men's foot Eook very small, divinely sweet, In glossy leather shod. "What praise he'll lavish, goodness knows; But if he saw her tortured toes The idol then would" nod. I'or him her face is wreathed in smiles Misogynists would call them wiles There's j.y where she has trod; lint then one day he sees her frown, Ilia airy castles tumble down, Why docs, the idol nodV Ah, well for him who com?' to think. That life has drab as well as pink, That man is not a god; And happiness he'll only rind As soon as he makes up his mind That idols alwavs nod. -Sketch. .' A HUSBAND TAKEN BACK. "The bod stood in the middle of the room, its foot iu the open window. From far beneath came the night hum of Chicago, but it was quieted by the dis tance to a mere lullaby. So high was the to-.) of the great hotel that the gar ish blue-white of the elect l ie lights, which so lavishly dotted the city, was toned down to a gentle luminous haze. Tiie man on the bed tossed from side to side uneasily, lulled on his bac k, lay with his mouth upon the pillow. In his right band he heul crunched a letter written iu a woman's writing, and as certain waves of dream crept over him he rumpled the letter savagely and mumbled through his clinched teeth words of inarticulate fury. At last his dream seemed to culminate, and he broke into a paroxysm of coughing, which awoke him. Ills senses, dim at first, drew rapidly to the alert. His eyes, so recently glued with sleep, op ened quickly to their fullest stretch. His nostrils worked like the nostrils of a dog on a trail. "Smoke! Tobacco s:noke? I don't think so. It smells to me like the reek of burning wood." His eyes were beginning to open wider, with the unnatural expansion of teiror. George Carr had been in America before, and knew what these things portended. Quickly dropping his feet on to the boards of the floor, he walked across them, unlocked his door, and, opening it, looked into the passage. lie had no doubt then as to -what had occurred. Not far below him was the crisp crackling of flames, and with it came the cries of badly frighten ed women and men. "My Cod! the hotel is on lire," he ox claimed. "It is built of wood from cel lar to roof tree; it is crammed with people, and I am close under the shin- gies on the eleventh floor. He went out on the lauding in his night gear as he was. and attempted to descend. Columns of gray vapor which stung the eyes and nostrils rolled up th? shaft of the stairway, and, looking over the balusters, he saw through the smoke arms of tawny flame which shot greedily up toward him. The heat was terrific; it drove hhn back to his room even before the smoke forced a retreat. Baked by the continued heat of sum mer, the great wooden hotel was burn ing as though it had been anointed with tar. Carr ran back to his bedroom and stood in the midst of the floor, trem bling like a leaf. He still held in his fingers th. c:timp!cd letter in a woman's handwriting his wife's, but, remember ing it, broke out into new fury, and tore it into tiny squares, which flut tered like white butterflies before the rising draught "Grasping, heartless wretch that she Is," he cried. "If it had not been for this letter, goading me to make more money and still more money, I should be catching this morning's home boat from New York harlmr. As It is, I'm here to bum slowly to death unless I choose to make a quicker ending of it by jumping out on to the road 200 feet beVw." He gave a fierce snort of a laugh. ".Suicide is wrong, we are told. I wonder if it would be sinful for me to end my miseries quickly, instead of re maining till life Is tediously roasted out of me here. It is a nice point, but I shall not argue it out now. I'm going to shut my eyes and jump Into eter nity." He T. alked steadily across to the win dow, put one leg over the sill, and look ed down from a dizzy height which no lire escape on earth could span. Flames -were beginning to Jet through many of the windows below. In the street two steam fire engines were already at work; others were coming up with teams at a furious gallop. The black carpet of poph in the vacant space had a curious white mottling of upturn ed faces. Carr threw the other leg over the sill, and, stooping over, wondered where he should drop. He wanted to fall clea. and the ghastly thought would come ho did not want to splash any bod j'. - The booming roar of the flames in the shaft of the stalra drew nearer and nearer. It was of no itso to wait. Of earthly hope none could come. He made up hl3 mind that be would Jump then without more torturing delay. Hut, when It came to the actual leap, his limbs somehow failed him. He seem ed physically unable to leave his seat on the ledge. "Bah! what a coward I am!" he cried, "fearing to leap into necessary death with my face toward it. I suppose I have a woman's nerve just now; I must humor myself like a woman." He turned about breasting the sill and lowering himself steadily down till all his body hung down against the wooden wall suspended 0UI3 by the finger tips. And, then he saw some thing which caused such a revulsion of feeling that be was within an ace of relaxing his old and being dashed to rags in the street below. Gradually, however, his muscles stif fened again, and he drew himself up and fell faint and trembling on the 1oard floor of his bedroom. Screwed to the jamb of the window was a stout eyeboU; fastened to this was a long coil of rope. These things are the ordinary accompaniment of American hotel bed rooms anywhere alove the first floor, and Carr had seen them scores of times before. Still feeling sick and dizzy. Carr gathered himself up rrom the floor, and with trembling lingers set about casting the rope from its coil. The styJT tangled, and in his hasty clumsiness he tied it Into hard knots. Time was wasted. At last, however, the long, snaky length of rope was flung out of the window; and gripping it with his hands and legs, the fugitive started his de scent. He was no practiced climber, and the rough hemp ate the skin from his hands as it passed through them, but such an inconvenience was only of slight moment. A far greater dan ger encompassed him. During his delay the tire had gained in strength and fierceness, and torrents of yellow blaze were pouring from dozens of the windows. He had to pass through two of those, and emerged at each lower end stifled and blackened. But the rope remained, hanging like a thin, black snake in the heart of the licking tongues of fire, get ting deeper and deeper charred overy momont. How long would It continue to hold him 7 Fully conscious of his new peril, he let the cord slip past h:m still more rap idly, rill it feit as though his hands were being cut through to the very bone by a red-hot saw; and then it broke. He felt a numbing lush through the air. a jarring thud as 01 ten thousand earthquakes, suns shooting before his eyes and that was all. Oblivion held him entirely. Later on the doctor presented the patient, over whom there had 'been some controversy, with a paper which contained a lengthy account of the lire, and the patient marveled at the inven tive powers of Chicago journalists. When, however, he came to the list of the killed, about which there could not well be any sentimental romancing, he put the paper down with a start. For awhile he lay still wiih his eyes on the ceiling. Then his glance descended again and roved round the" ward rather guiltily. Finding that no one was no ticing him, he once more picked up ttie paper. Yes, there It was, in uncom promising black and white, described with gruesome adjectives and Carr of Wingford, England. Curiosity made him search further among the columns, and he found the method of his death described with gruesome adjectives and startling headlines. This last owned to being imaginative, as it mentioned that he had never been seen alive after retiring for the night. Yet it was a bad conjecture of what might have occurred to a man who was slowly suffocated to death. Again the paper fluttered to the floor, and again Carr's eyes sought the wil ing. He was thinking very hard in deed, and couldn't quite make up his mind to something. A course seemed open before him, a course which had some drawbacks, but a multitude of good points. For one thing, it would ease him forever of h:s wife, who has tormented his love into something akin to hatred; for another The doctor euiae and broke Into his reverie. "Say, friend, I want to know your 1 A A 1 1 name, ine noiei registers are uurneti, and the papers wish to print a list of survivors, so that we may tot up with more accuracy how many poor wretches are missing. It's been a sad business, this, all around; a might sad business. Many deaths, and what did you say vour Lame was, sir':" It was now or never. The choice had to bo made or the chance missed. "Carey." The doctor noted It down on his cuff. "Initials, please V" "Henry G." "Where of? You're English, I guess isn't that so?" "Yes, a Londoner." "Thanks. I won't ask you how you like our city, because, perhaps, you've got rather a bad first Impression. But that'll wear off, sir. You'll like it be fore you've done." "I hope so," said the patient, dream ily. "I'm here in America to stay. I hope I shall get on." "Hope so, I'm sure," said the doctor, briskly. "Wish you every kind of luck." An outcast, ragged, bent and prema turely aged, slopped along beside a high park wall. The slushy snow of an Eng lish spring ebbed and flowed across the soles of his bursting boots; the chill of the wind bit savagelj- through his rags of clothes. Presently the wall gave place to a sunk fence, and the tramp stopped and gazed at the view. Over an expanse of park nnd lawn and ter race rfose the timbered wnlls and ga bles of an Elizabethan country house, trim, solid, graceful. As he watched, a fallow deer came out into the open, gazed at him for a moment In haughty impudence, and then trotted Into cov ert. The tramp, with a sigh, started wear ily on his way. "It seems even grander than I was told of," he murmured to himself. "Wealth, comfort, happiness everywhere. And It might all have been mine. Every stick and every shrub left to the wife and me between us. It fell to us by will the day be fore I I died; the day before I was burned to ashes in the Chicago fire. Taney the irony of that! The day be fore! Why didn't Hit news reach ine? I'd a line fund of selfishness about me then. "And Louise was right after all. It was her duty to urge me to business. I was as lazy as the day was long then, and she told me of it. and 1 hated her for speaking. I've thought since over that letter, and the pain it must have caused her to write. "Eh, well, that's all past and done with. I died". I was full of conceit in myself, and thought an American for tune was easily made, even if it was si inetimes lost with suddenness. Pah! I never reached the tiit rung of the lad der. I never rose above laboring with my hands at unskilled trades, and it was being constantly shown me how I was an indifferent laborer at that. "Xo. I've missed it badly, and all through my own short-sighted fault. I might have had a wife, children and a stately home. What I do have is my share of the queen's wet highway and weary aches to lie down upon. Of my self I shall never now be more than what I am a broken waster, lint there is one thing I won't do. and that's ask help from her. She'd give it, if I sought for it; she'd call me back as her husband if she knew me to be alive; she'd share with me willingly what is. perhaps, after ail. legally mine to share. But no, I'm blamed if I do. She's a good woman, and I'm what they call in the States a mean man. Yes. mighty mean and down at the heel, not at all white; but I've made my bed. and I won't remake it even if I have the chance. Tilings are uncomfortable, but I guess they won't drag out much longer." He sat heavily down on the wet way side turf, his legs dangling over the ditch. "Ten years; ten terrors for me. Ten years of her thinking herself a widow. She's had the chance to marry again; I heard all about it. Leslie asked her, the only man I was jealous of before I won her for myself. She likes him. I know; site always did; and for him she's the only woman in the world. But she wouldn't marry him for all that, though he could have given her love, title, more wealth, yes, everything a woman could want." A crunching noise made the tramp turn his glau.ee. A smart carriage with a pair of ponies was coming up round a turn of the west road. A woman was driving; a man in livery sat behind. The tramp gazed for a minute with starting eyes, then turned away and, with bowed head, faced the ditch. "Oh. my God," he murmured, and clinched his hands till the nails dr,fcw blood. The noise of the wheels ceased, and there was the sound of rustling skirts. The tramp also noticed the faint smell of sealskin, but he kept his back reso lutely immovable. "George." The tramp did not stir. A trembling hand was placed on Ids wet shoulder. "George, look up. I know It is" you." "Woman, go away. You are making a mistake." "Look me in the face and repeat that." "I I will not. I can't." She slipped down to a seat beside him on the sodden turf, and the groom at the ponies' heads felt his jaw drop down through wonder. "Oh. Louise, why can't you pass me by? I only came for a peep. I didn't intend you to see me God knows I didn't. It's all yours now. and I'll not take a fraction away from you. 1 have chosen my path like the scoundrel that was, and I must keep along it. It Isn't fit that I should turn back now." "Yet you must stay, now that 1 have found you." "I tell you I cannot. Yon would not ask me if you knew what I have been, how vilely I have sinned against you. Don't shake your head; it is true. If you won't credit that, listen." She threw her arms around his shoul ders, pressing him fiercely to her breast. "Dear," she said, "yon have come back to me. I know that; I do not want to know any more." The tramp tried to pluck himself from the embrace without avail. Then he lay against her furs nnd shuddered, but made no more resistance. lionise Carr had taken back her hus band. Black and White. The Obstacle Overcome. They are telling the story in London that the impossible American in Paris alighted at a hotel to find it absolutely full. "I have nothing," expostulated the host, .almost tearfully, "nothing. The first floor Is taken hy the King of the Ostenders; the Queen of Monte gavia occupies the second; tho Duke of Coltonoplls is sharing the third iloor with the Caliph of Tort Said; and the Crown Prince of Nova Esperanza is sleeping on tho biliard table. As for myself, I have to make up a bed In the office, nnd there only remain.'- the chandler of my daughter. Of course " "Is that your daughter V inter rupted the American, pointing to the young lady at tho desk. "Yes, Fir.' "All right; I'll marry her after lunch." And, giving libs valise to the speechless Boniface, lie added, "Now, you can take my baggage up to our room." Camels Cannot Swim. Camels are perhaps the only animals that cannot swim. A live mail should not waut the earth he shoidd be above it. BLOW AT JOHN BEL Message in Support of (lie Alon ro: Doctrine. MAY MEAiS RED WAR. AH Foreign Nations Must Keep Out of Americas. . PaEsbury's Refusal to Submit the Dispute to Arbitration Leads to Strong Words President Cleveland Tells Conjures This Nation Should Use Force If Necessary Proposes to Send n Commission to Fix a Line Which Jha Hull Will Cress at His Peril. The message of President Cleveland to Congress transmitting the correspondence between Secretary Olney and Lord Sal isbury relative to tho Venezuela boundary dispute created a real sensation in Wash ington. Although the nature of Secre tary Olr.ey's vigorous communication and of Lord Salisbury's answers had been nlrcaily accurately foretold in the Asso ciated I're.-s dispatches from Washing ton mid London there wis still a great popular craving to learn just how the President would deal with Lord Salis bury's refusal to submit the matter 10 arbitration, and the inessage was listened o with intense interest in Congress and was read with avidity on the streets. Nowhere was there a veice lifted in dis tent from the doctrine so firmly laid down by the "President, but on the contrary there was an outburst of patriotic feeling that must have been highly gratifying to the Chief Executive. In the digniiicd United States Senate, a body that rarely exhibits emotion on any occasion, there was witnessed the unparalleled spectacle of handclapping and app.ntise, which was tho spontaneous expression of the ap proval of almost every Senator without regard to party. On the streets the mes fcago was discussed, and veterans of tho late war talked exultantly ef what they were prepared again to undertake at the call of their country. In the great hall of the Pension Building the employes gathered and sung with gusto "The Star Spangled Banner" and "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." Great Britain declines to consent that the issue between herself and Venezuela shall be settled by arbitration. At the THE MONROE DOCTRINE IS STILL IN FORCE. f l" 2 ' MONRO? m ij &$n. d&if-- - - ÄP -irr s( jltl PaSsipkxt Cleveland "Just read ivery wcrd of it." same time G rent Britain denies the valid ity of the Monroe doctrine. The United States now must take two steps, if need be: one forthwith. President Cleveland asks Congress to make an appropriation for n juoicial commission to investigate on behalf of this country the merits of the contention 'concerning frontier be tween British Guiana and Venezuela. If that commission shall find that rf:lt Itritain is rieht in her claims the decision to -tand and be upheld hy us; if the com mission of the United States shall find that Great Britain's claims are unfounded nr.Y nttenmt on the nart of Great Britain to enforce such claims by aims to be re sisted with arms bv the United State:;. Thia is the essence of President Cleve land's message. After reviewing the early details of the controversy and referring to Salisbury's disinclination to admit the force of the Monroe doctrine and resort tq arbitration, the President says: Without attempting extended argu ments in reply to these positions it may not be -imiss to suggest that the doctrine upon Waich we stand is strong and sound because: its enforcement is important to our peace and safety as a nation, and is essential to the integrity of our free in- nitutions and the tranquil! maintenance at our distinctive form of government. It was intended to nnnly to every stage of our national life and cannot become ob- jolete whiie our republic endures. If the balance of power is justly a cause for (ealous anxiety among the governments f the old world, and a subject for our absolute non-interference, none the less is an observance of the Monroe doctrine tf vital concern to our people and thLr Kvcmment. Assuming, therefore, that we may p.-operly insist upon this doctrine without regard to "the state of things in which we livvV or any changed conditions here or elsewhere, it is not apparent why its application may not be invoked in the present controversy. If a I'uropean pow er, by an extension of its boundaries, takes possession of the territory of one üf our neighboring republics against its will and in derogation of its rights, it is dilficult to see why, t that extent, such European power does not thereby at tempt to extend its system of government to that portion of this continent which is vhus taken. This Is the precise action which President Monroe declared to be "dangerous to our peace and safety," and it can make no difference whether the European system is extended by an ad vance of frontier or otherwise. Practically, the principle for which we tontend lias peculiar, if not exclusive, re lation to the United States. It may not Have been admitted in bo many words to 'he code of International law, but since, .b international councils, every nation is entitled to the rights belonging to it, if the enforcement of the Monroe doctrine is something we may justly claim, it has 111 ulacj iu the code of international law as certainly and as unrely as If It were specifically mentioned, and when the United States is a suitor before the high tribunal that administers international law the question to be determined U whether or not -we present claims which the justice of that code of law can find to be right and valid. Monroe Doctrine I J fat. The Monroe doctrine finds its recogni tion in those principles of international law which are based upon the theory that every nation shall have its rights pro tected and its just claims enforced. Of course this Government is entirely confident that under the sanction of this doctrine we have clear rights and un doubted claims. Nor is this ignored in the British reply. This Government pro posed to the Government of Great Brit ain a resort to arbitration as the proper means of settling the question, to the end that a vexatious boundary dispute be tween the two contestants might be de termined and our exact standing and rela tion in respect to the controversy might be made clear. It will be seen from the correspond nee herewith submitted that this proposition has been declined by the British Govern ment, upon grounds which under the cir cumstances seem to ine to be far from satisfactory. The course to be pursued by this Gov ernment in view of the present condition does not appear to admit of serious doubt. Great Britain's present proposition has never thus far been regarded as admissi ble by Venezuela, though any adjustment of the boundary which that country may deem for her advantage and may enter into of her own free will cannot of course be objected to by the United States. As suming, however, that the attitude of Venezuela will remain unchanged, the dispute has reached such a stage as to make it now incumbent upon tho United States to take measures to determine with sufficient certainty for its justifica tion what is the true divisional line be tween the republic of Venezuela and British Guiana. I suggest that the Con gress make an adequate appropriation for the expenses of a cor.imis.;ion to be ap pointed by the Executive, w ho shall make the necessary investigation and report upon the matter with the least possible delay. Must Fig:ht If Necessary. When such report is made and accepted, it will, in ray opinion, be the duty of the United States to resist by every means in its power, as a willful aggression up on its rights and interests, the appro priation by Great Britain of any lands, or the exercise of governmental jurisdic tion over any territory which, after in vestigation, we have determined of right belongs to Venezuela. In making these recommendations I am fully alive to the responsibility in curred and keenly nalize all the con sequences that may follow. 1 am, nevertheless, lirm in my convic- tint again, aal remember that we ttxnd by tion that while it is a grievous thing to contemplate tho great English-speaking peoples of the world as being otherwise than friendly competitors in the onward march of civilization and strenuous and worthy rivals in 11 the arts of peace, there is no calamity which a great nation can invite whieh equals that which fol lows a supine submission to wrong and in justice, and the consequent loss of na tional self-respect and honor, beneath which is shielded and defended a peo ple's safety and greatness. GItOV 1 1 1 1 C LE VE LA N D. Iomloti liilitor J"xcitel. London editors are literally frothing at the mouth. The message of President Cleveland on the Venezuelan boundary question has had on them the exciting effect which a red llag would have on at enraged bull. Cjuarts of ink have been wasted on violent diatribes against tho Monroe doctrine and the American con tention touching the rights of Venezuela, and not a glint of justice or equity can be discerned in the attitude assumed by President Cleveland and Secretary Olney. A Bicycle and a Dos:. Going up the avenue on a cable car last night I heard two or three excla mations of wonder and surprise on tlui rear platform and went out to see what it was all about. "You can train 'em to do anything, can't you. sonny:" inquired the con ductor of a boy who Avas riding a bi cycle at the side of the track. "Yes, indcedy," was the cheery re sponse. "See, I can't even shake him off." Here he violently shook his body. I looked closer and saw that a black dog was clinging to the boy's neck, with his hind paws holding precarious ly on to about an inch of the projecting rear of the bicycle scat, while Ids fore legs were over his young master's shoulders. The car stopped to let a passenger off at l'.Hh street and the con ductor, when the youngster and his pet went skimming off in the darkness, told ine the lad was a telegraph or district messenger and "could do anything with a ilawg but make him tiwk." Wash ington Star. The Kml of Chivalry. At the battle of Morat in 147d the im potence of the heavy mailed cavalry against trained foot soldiers was mado strikingly apparent. Time and agn'n the Burgundlan knights, led by Charles the Bold, charged the Swiss pikes, but lu vaiu; the reign of chivalry was over. : The man who wanted "little here be low" west Into the newspaper business. H ER FEZT HER FORTUNS. The Peerless Bride of Naw York's Chinstawa. A little oval faced, small footed Chinese woman was married before the great Joss down in'Mott street last Saturday week, and all Chinatown was celebrating the glad event last night. She was Miss Leo Toy. a lady of high degree. Her feet were of sr.ch nri.-tocratie littleness that she is considered to spirituelle :vA dainty to touch the earth. She 5 ariifi'. up stairs and down stairs, an 1 when sh" went to the .loss House 10 be married she was care fully wrapped Tip in siiks and brought in a bundle. The bri-b-irr-:1.! wa Tom Yen Hoy. a prosperous merchant who sells teas and all kinds (:" p;.M-r roots and herbs at No. V. Mott street. livery man in Chinatown, from old Ah Sin. v.P.o bums th. iin-ense before the joss, to . Yit. th richest man in the place, is jealous of the bridegroom. The lady's face is comely, yet her feet are her fortune. From earliest child hood tIm.v lave i).ei systematically suppressed, and now limy are about two inches in length. e.ie-s;xih ol an ordinary foot. She knows that no c.?ler woman in Chinatown is on ie-r footing, and she is proud r.nd imperious. When she stamps those fee,-, which is not often, as it is likely 1. hu:r her. her tail hus band is iu m-rtel terror. Sho Wciiird new drosses, and last night. I saw before tie door ot No. VJ Mott street, a delivery wagon from one of tho most high-priced dry goods houses in ti:o city. The homo of Mr. and Mrs. Tom. on the fourth l!or. is furnished with plush sofas, broeatejio chairs ami red Oriental haugipgs. In the midst of it all stood Mrs. Toni Yen Hoy. She waved her hand with a disdainful ges ture ami called for p-a. No function he'd i:i Chinatown has attracted more attention than this marriage. The .loss I lotste -;;s re splendcnt. ai.d the iitth brass go, I caused his face ü sh'iie as the couple, to the beating; of drums, took their places before him and swore to be ever true. "How about th" wedding. Ah Sin?' I asked the burner of prayer sib ks. "Wily little feet." said A'.i Sin. "Bride pretty':" I :'sked. "Couldn't walk." he said. There have been enough dinners on n'-connt ot this marriage to ruin the digesth. of all Mott street. All the loading men-hams and their wives met at No. It Mott si tvoi last night, and in ilse choicest arrack ;! !dg;'d anew the health !" the happy couple. and wished that their feet might ever pur sue the rosy path of conjugal happi ness. Criirii Among Animals. Almost every form and variety of human crime is to be found among animals. Cases of theft are noticed among bees. Bm-Imcr, in his "Psy chie Life of Animals." speaks of thiev ish bets which. 111 order to save them selves the trouble of working, attack well-stocked hives in masses, kill the sentinels nnd the inhabitants, rob the hives, ami carry off the provisions. After repeated enterprises of this de s riptieii they acquire a taste for rob bery and violence: they recruit whole companies which get more and more numerous: and finally they form regu lar colonies of brigaml-bees. But it is a .still more curious fa et that these brigand-bees can be produced artifi cially by giving working bees a mix ture of honey ami brandy to drink. The bees soon acquire . taste for this beverage, which lias tin same disas trous effects upon them as upon men; they become ill-disposed ami irritable, and lose nil desire to work: and. liu aily, when they begin ! feel hungry, they attack and plunder the well-supplied hives. There is one variety of bees-the SphecodcS which lives ex clusively upon plunder. According to Man-hall, tins variety Is formed of individuals of the Ilalyetcs species, whose organs of niditication were de fective, and whb-h have gradually de veloped into a separate variety, living almost exclusively by plunder. They may thus be said to be an example of innate and organic criminality among insects, and they represent what Pro fessor Lambroso calis the born crim inalsthat is. individuals which are led to crime by their own organic con stitution. Heavy Demand for Fennies. Ever since August last there has been an exceedingly heavy demand on the I'nited States Treasury for one cent pieces. This demand is not con fined to any one commercial centre, but comes alike from all sections of the. country. Treasury oilieials attribute it to the growing custom iu dry-goods establishments ami other business houses of marking down prices from round figures, which practice natur ally requires a good supply of pennies for making change. The Treasury Department is doing its best to meet the demand, and for the last two months the mint at Phila delphia has kept three presses con stantly in operation for the exclusive coinage of one-cent pieces. The daily output has boon löo.ooo pieces of the value of !?!.." m. The Government ap parently derives a profit of i?l."0 a day on this coinage, the seigniorage be ing at the rate of nearly SO per cent, of the face value of the coins. This profit disappears, of course, when the coins are redeemed. It is estimated that there are TNomm.ooO one-cent pieces outstanding. Although Vermont has for several years offered the lilnual bounty of fif teen dollars on boars, the animals are still found upon the mountains, and, in the opinion of hunters and trap pers, are growing in numbers iu that section.