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"WHERE IS HEAVEN?"
"Whoro Is HoavonI" The honry RngB Wrltoa with tho Jowolod poll of njol "Aftorouroiuthly rnco Is run "Tls still beyond tbo setting sun." "Whoro is llcnvcnl" Tho pouts sny: "'Afar, tlio orb of cmllcis dny, Plorclns tlio mists of ilonlli nnd Kloom, Xnlnts hallowed rainbows o'or tbo tombl" "Wboro Is Ilouvoti?" Tho mlti9treVs luto Jit dumb. Its muster too la mute .Paling before tlio solemn thought, Uo falls to find tho notus bo sought. "Whcro Is llcnvent" Tbo artist rlos ;To sketch, In fnney, Pnrndlso, And christens, cro his trnclngs cease 'An Unknown Koalm" his masterpiece. "Whoro Is Heaven t" In mild surprise A ohlld lifts up Its trustful eyes And ltsps: "Whoro God Is, Hoavcn Is there, And God Is lovo nndovcrywhorol" Govor Knltlowoll, In N. Y. Observer. eOJfcjJte! E is a daisy. Tho first dny ho camo in an swer to our advertisement for "a boy to malto himself useful," he was so frightened that ho scarce ly could speak, and so modest that red paint was nothing to his blushes. Poor little fellow, standlnrr so humbly, and reply- tng so respectfully wlillo tho usual questions wero being asked, we all pitied him, and did our best to placo him at his ease and lighten tho ordeal ho had to go through. How his hand trembled as ho put down a row of figures to add, and how gainfully careful he was to malco good ones and write a few lines at the end in beautiful schoolboy style. Then, when wo told him wo would Plot him lenow on tho morrow if ho was accepted, liow politely ho bowed with . stveet and thunkful smile and walked trislily away. Wo ell fell in love with tho little angel at onco and congratulated our selves that wo had discovered such a "-treasure Tho next day, after getting tho no 'fcico that ho was engaged, ho promptly uppearcd, and, being given his desk, Btarted on his career of usefulness. He kept us busy all the day supply tng him with something to do. lie was a perfect steam cngino for work, and tho quickness with which he finished a task and then cried for more was wonderful, and it taxed our ingo ' amity to tho utmost to satisfy his ef fort? to bo useful. His errands were run with lightning speed, and his docility was most re freshing. He oven refused to take a whole dinner hdur, saying that half was plenty, and when it came the hour for closing tho store he seemed truly sorry to be oblige'd to go home. Tho next morning he was around waiting outside for tho storo to bo open, in his engerness to be early and 'useful. For about a week the little model of -wlrtuo set us all an example of prompt ness and Industry and goodness. His face shone with delight when anything the harder the better was jiven and his alacrity and swiftness in doing errands was rather more than wo wanted. He was always anticipating our -wishes, and his overwhelming polite 'oass and respect won the hardest heart l'OOIl LITTLE FELLOW. TCn the establishment, and aroused such love and admiration for his noble qual ities that we all felt moro or loss jeal ous from the attention ho recoived jfrotn tho house. We feared ho was on the road to bo rjjromotcd over our heads and got in tho rfirra while wo weve thlnkiug about it. After ho had been with ua a fort night wo began to notice a change coming over him. Ho was a little less anxious about 'Betting over bo early and leaving so tatu, and ho showed less desire for work. Ho seemed to know us a little better, too, and seemed to feel less in awe of those above him. His tone of voice became a shade louder, and ho laughed moro frequent ly, and sometimes too heartily, at our Jokes. Instead of waiting to be spoken to 1uforo answering, ho began to make remarks himself and mix in our conver sation, and soon tho whole dinner hour became not longer than the thought .necessary. Still wc loved him, for ho was yot i-qulto polite und agreeable. At tho ond of a month, however, ho commenced to expand and assume airs of self-importance which wero uu- called for, to hay the least He no more culled us Mr. Jones or Mr. Smith our first names wero easier -or him to handle. The head of tho jflnu b tleuljfaatcd as tho "old man," 1 XxZr r f VL nnd ho gavo original and funny tltl6 to ovoryonc. Tlio head book-koopor "old pen-wlpor," tho 'cashier was "old nlckel-in-tho-slot," and tho Junior part ner was "hlgh-eock-n-lornm." The odor of cigarettes began to bo painfully npparont in his vicinity nnd soon ho would coolly light ono nnd pufi! it with composure on his wuy out of tlio storo at closing time. Ho used to run on errands and jump when spoken to. Now In tho mornings, always a littles late, ho leisurely sauntered in and his first duty was to stick his feet up on his desk nnd read tho nowspapors. When ho got through, nnd not bo fore, ho put them on filo, remarking that tho "boss" had more tirao to wait for the news than ho had. Then after writing Ills very impor tant private letters and trying to inter est us with his political opinions nnd criticisms ho commenced to "make hlmsolf useful." Instead of promptly heeding tho dl rcctions and requests of those over hint as at first ho seemed to becomo nflllctcd with a most convenient difficulty of hearing. Not till after the questions or com mands wero repeated moro than onco did ho deign to notice thorn, and then in tho slowest and most provoking man ner possible did ho reply. His object, skillfully hidden undernn assumed Inability to hear or understand, was to have his own way nnd tako his own time and, after a few wrestles, ho succeeded in making us tired and be ing loft alono to do as he pleased. When tlint plan didn't work ho be came a bit sarcastic and "sassy." and so before long, inplucoof his being afraid of thoso above him. they grow afraid of him and treated the little terror with much consideration. Of course, ho know their fear, nnd was merciless in taking advantage of it. No matter how ho was snubbed nnd sat down on, his freo nnd awfully easy manners incrcascdkday by day. Ho whistled all the tunes ever in ventedall tho louder if he was asked to please keep quiet. And when ho wasn't whistling he hummed tho music, nn hko.yn to drisss in style. which was harder to bear, for his selec tions wero not as fine as our artistic His dignity kept pace with the rest of his beautiful ways. huuu usueu, uvuu uy iud uriu, to hurry, ho simply looked tho contempt he felt nnd went slower,' if possible But, half an hour before his time to go, ho not only hurried himself, but mado tho others, too, for he let all hands know that ho was not going .to be detained by their work not being finished. Ten minutes before the closing hour ho was off, und not one dared as much as hint for him to stay till the rest were done. He also began to dress in the style becoming to a young gentleman of his culture and position in society. Ho couldn't wear a collar high enough nor carry a cane big enough. And when ho walked comfortably in ono morning, late as usual, under an immense high silk hat, with kid gloves on his ink-stained fingers and a flower in the buttonhole of his Prince Albert coat, nono ventured to lot him see tho smile his glorious appearance pro voked. But he got to the end of bis rope at last With his invincible freshness and cheek he interviewed the firm ono day in tho private: office on the subject of a raise of salary. He stated how much the cost of liv ing had increased since he had begun to make himself useful, and how hard ho worked and how difficult it was to fill tho position of importance ho had accepted, and that in tho near future he contemplated; matrimony and con sequently ought to havo enough to support a family. When ho sneaked meekly out of the private office with flushed faco it was evident thrtt his demands had been re fused and that tho grand bounce act had been performed. So he packed his traps, and, never saying a word, stalked angrily and with much dignity out of tho store, to the immense joy and satisfaction of those he loft behind him. We havo since heard that he ts married and being supported by his father-in-law who has our sympathy in his affliction. II. C. Dodge, in De troit Freo Press. Munchausen Vindicated. Baron Munchausen may havo been slandered after. nil. Some of the things said about him would have disgraced a candidate for office, and his reputation for veracity has long been declared the very'revcrso of good. Yet ono of the baron's bo-callcd whoppers was simply a talo about roust pigs running around, with knives and forks in their ribs, begglug people to cat them. And now it turns out to hi historically true thai after tho Caspian sea was overflowed by oil in Jul 1 "0, and had caught fire and burn . tys, its cntlro surface was coi ' . til dclicabsly-roastcc' fish, Mich . so in honor of wilier Master IT' .u Mllon wrote his great "Ballade I t Fish." It is novel too Into I or to tho memory o a great in" V, World. d )eap.y j jp WAR REMINISCENCES. A CURIOUS RELIC. now Orn. .Jnclciox'a Ifoiit Wns Stolen Ifrom tlio I'rlRiUo Constitution. Jin recognition of vnluablo servlcos, and also as an honor offered tho wnr Uko president, patriotic nnd grateful Boston plncod on tho bow of tho frigato Constitution a marvellously woll-carv-od, life-size flguro of Gon. Jackson. Tho most skillful carvor of thoso wood on statues was employed, and gavo tho flguro a vigor of poio and llkoncss to tho original seldom found In such work A long, full cloak fell from tho shout dors, ono hand was thrust into tho broastof tho coat and tho othor grasped a scroll; whilo tho hoad was hold proud ly and oao foot slightly advanced gavo tho general an energetic and command ing posturo, whon with befitting cero monlcs th"y firmly fnstoncd the figure head to tho bow of tho bravo ship. The milking and placing of this flguro head was ontlrcly tho doing of the pres ident's political supporters and f rionds, and thoso opposod to tho presidential policy warmly rcsontcd tho action. Enemies of Jaokson insisted on tho flguro'n removal, but tho old frigato calmly bobbod vp and down in tho bluo bay. tho flguro of "Old Hickory" gazing sternly seaward, and for a timo nothing at all was dono by thoso who wished the flguro removed. It was in Boston bay that tho myste rious unloading of tho tea ship had tak on place many years before; and early ono July morning tho old town, tho Constitution's crow and her officers dis covered to their consternation that a second curious and secret attack had been mado over night Gon. Jackson's wooden hcadhad been sawed off just along tho upper lip and was not to bo found! No spector, but a very human hand had wielded tho saw that accomplished tho wicked work, and a half-hcadlcss figure faced tho sea from its placo on the Constitu tion's bow. Tho ship's company, as well as of ficers of tho law and reporters of insig nificant newspapers, went searching nnd advertising for tho elovcr scamp, who, evading the ship's guards, had, under the cover of darkness, committed the peculiar crime. A long and caro ful investigation did not bring tho criminal to justico, though Commodore Elliott offered ono thousand eight hun dred dollars reward for any informa tion concerning tho act A year later the Constitution camo down to New York bay and a second head, mado for tho purposo, was quiet ly bolted on in placo of the lost one. Gen. Jackson's administration closed not long after, all excitement over po litical matters abated, and nowadays tho famous figurehead can be seen at tho Annapolis Naval acadomy, where there aro many others nearly as well known. So much for tho flguro; but now for tho lost head which hod so mysterious ly disappeared from its place. Three years after the unexplained decapitation In Boston harbor a man. Capt. Dewey by name, and a native of 4Cape Cod, asked for an interview with Maiden Dickcrson, tho serctary of the ;navy. To tho secretary's surprise, faapt Dewey produced the missing half i of Gen. Jackson's head. After receiv ing tho secretary's assurance that no punishment would be laid upon him, Capt. Dewey proudly told his story: Near midnight he and a friend rowed out In a small boat to where tho big vessel lay, and by tho aid of a rope and the hawsers contrived to scalo the tall bows. With over-watchful eyes and ears for the not too vigilant guards, Capt Dewey crept out over the water, and, hugging tho general close, plied a small, sharp saw. At tho first attampt tho saw struck a bolt that fastened tho head to the body; but on the second trial he cut his prize entirely off. low ered it to tho little boat, slid quietly down, .and rowed away, chuckling over his own clovorness and tho surprise in store for the crow and town. Partisan ism and a lovo of exciting and adven turous undertakings led him to risk his lifo in the adventure. Margaret Bls land, in St Nicholas. MOSBY'S EXECUTIONS. Kemlnlscencos of an Adronturo With the Noted Guerrilla's Uuiid. They had stopped at several houses on the way, and taken bodcords off tho old-fashioned corded bedsteads with which to hang us. My name was first on the death roll, and had attention been paid to that I would havo been tho first man executed; but in tho search of a tree upon which to hang us the line was placed in su'.-h a posi tion that I was the fartherest man on it from tho tree. Tho first man was gotten up, his hands tied behind him, a bedcord doubled and tied around his neck, no was marched to a largo treo b?sido the road, from which a limb pro jected. Ho was lifted In the air, tho ropo taken by one of tho men on horse book and tied to the limb, and there he was loft dangling. Two moro woro treated in tho samo manner. It took some considerable timo, and our exocu tioners wero becoming uneasy, not knowing what minute a party of our troops would pass that way; aud thoy decided, as thoy said, to shoot tho balanco of us, as "This hanging is too slow work." So thoy immediately ordered us to get up, when to their dis may thoy found there were but threo of us where there should have boon four. It afterwards .turnod out that ono of tho men had gotten looso from tho lino, nnd as wo passed over n ditch in a field had dropped into tho dltoh and escaped. All this oceurrod oa a dark rainy night iu Novombor. Our hands were tied bohlnd u with heavy bedcord. I was complotoly exhausted, not .feeling that it would have been possible for mo to havo walked a hun dred yards father; but I succeeded in f roeing my hands, not because I oxpeot ed to escape, but having seon ' men on battlo-flelds who had evldon tally used tholr hands in their dying mo ments, for their comfort or relief, I thought mmo might do tho same forma ITavlng reached tho treo wero the threo men woro bunging three eonfodoratea ttepped'out in front of tut, and said to thoso bohlnd us (wo wort, now standing sido by side, tho thrco of us); "Got away from behind thcro, boys." Whon I said: "Is this nil tho show you nro going to glvo UH?" ha ropllcd: "it is all you nocd, you Ynnkec," when tho thrco revolvers wero placed in our faces. The rovolvcr on my right went off, tho revolver on my loft wont off, and tho rovolvcr that was in my faco failed to explode. Theollckof tho hammer on tho tubo wont through mo llko an elcctrlo shoclc . I caught my breath, raised on to tho balls of my foot knocked tho ro volvcr to ono sldo, lilt him In tho head, jumpod over him as ho fell into tho road, and thoy sang out: "Thcro goes tho big Yankee!" I soomed to And now life, and went at tho speed of a streak of lightning down tho road about ono hundred yards, whoro I entered tho samo woods thoy woro in nnd climbed a shollbark hickory treo. Climbing is a feat I had never been ablo to porform whon I was a boy; bnt I havo dono a great deal of hunting nnd I do not think I over saw a squirrol go up a troo faster than I went up that one. Hero I remained until I hoard thorn ride away, whon I camo down and started for Winchcstor, which I gathered from tholr conversa tion was directly west on tho road alongsido of which thoy had loft my comrades hanging or shot I avoided tho road until it began to get daylight when, feeling that I was as safe in tho road as elsewhere, and tho walking bo ing much better, I camo out onio tho road proper, two miles from tho placo of tho oxecution, whera I discovered tho man who had been shot on my left with a shattered olbow. On receiving tho wound ho had fallen down and thoy had gono off and loft him for dead after kicking him in tho ribs and rolling him over. This man's name was noffnaglc, of tho Ono Hundred and Fifty-third Now York. Ho was very weak from tho loss of blood. I walked along slowly with him toward Win chester until it got quite light, when ho insisted that I should go hide myself until night as a recapture meant death for me, and ho would make his way to somo houso to seek assistance. I re plied, "I will stay with you until I find you assistance," allowing him to lean upon me. Wo , approached a large, weather-beaten house, at tho door of which I knocked and demanded admittance. In answor to a quory, evidently from an old wo man, as to who was there. I stated that I had a wounded man with me, a Yan keosoldicr, who needed assistance. Tho reply camo back, "Walt a moment and I will let you in." It was scarcoly more than a moment when a very old and poorly clad woman, with a saucer in which was some grease and a rag in lieu of a better light opened a door and admitted us. I told her who wo wore. She said: "Have no fear. I had throo of Custer's men In my houso whon Mosby's men were looking all over it for them, and I had two of Mosby's men concealed in my house when Cus ter's men were looking for them. Any ono who comes to mo for assistance gots it if I can givo it to them." I said from tho bottom of my heart: "Lord bloss you." N. O. Times-Democrat SERVED HIM RIGHT. now a Soldier Oot Even With a Tricky Livery Man. In the early dars of tho civil war the Maino volunteer regiments were quar tered at Augusta for several weeks after their organization, to be drilled and trained before going to tho front Many of the soldiers were young men from tho country, in whoso pockets tho bounty money burned as long as it lasted, to the great advantago of Au gusta store and stable keepers. Two soldiers camo into a livory sta ble ono morning and asked the propri etor how much ho would charge for a team to go to Waterville. "Six dollars," was tho reply. The bargain was closed, and the sol diers drove off. Toward n ght thoy re turned, and ono of them stopped Into tho office and tendered the proprietor six dollars, "Oh, nor' ho exclaimed, 'your bill is twelvo dollars." "now is that?" "Why, you asked mo how much for a team to tako you to Waterville, and I said six dollars; but you camo back, didn't you? I meant six dollars each way." The two friends, after a little confer ence, paid tho bwindlcr tho twelvo dol lars, and went away without a word. About a week later a soldier again apppeared at the stable office and in quired: "How much for a team to iVaU'rvillo?" "Six dollars," replied the1 proprietor, not recognizing tho man upon whom ho had played so mean a trick tho week before. The soldier took the team and started off. About five o'clock in tho afternoon ho appeared, on foot and walking into tho office, said: "Hero's your six dollars for that team I hired this morning." "But whero's tho team?" was the as tonished rejoinder. "Oh, I only hired it to go to Water ville, you know. I left it at tho hotel stable down there. It cost mo six dol lars to bring it back last week, so I thought I'd rotnrn by cars this timo. It Is so muck cheaper, you see," and ho loft tho proprietor to his meditations about tho comparative smartness of civilians and soldiers. Youth's Com panion. Jack had gono off nnd got himself lost, and he had nlso found himself and walked homo. "Aro you not sorry that you ran away and got lost?" asked the paternal ancestor with a tone of grief androproval. "I wasn't lost" "But nobody know whoro you was." "I know whore I was myself." That Bot tled it A boy that knows where ho is himself can never got lost Accountod For, Jones That lust lottor you sent mo was poorly written, misspelled and nothing but a confused jumble of words, with a few punctua tion marks thrown over it wlthou'i rule or reason. Axlama Yen, 1 know It I dlotated IU FASHION LETTER. Tlio latest Tailor Clowns nnd Other fltyl. Islt. Costume. Bpoelnl Now York Corrosponflenco.l riio latest tailor gowns aru made with coat bodices thnt reach tho knoon in length, and landing modistes bollovo these to bo a forerunner of tho old stylo doublo skirt Anothor novolty In tho Brummoll overdress, long and straight, and much rcsetnblinga dlrcct oiro coat This stylo garment is to bo worn with a bell skirt, either round, for tho promenade, or dcmi-tralncd for houso dress. Its fronts, In coat form, aro cut vory long, ending In points, and they turn bnck in largo rovers from tho boll front of tho un derskirt, giving a princess effect Tho back is shortened con siderably, and Is slashed bolow tho waist to al low tho full soft folds of tho un derskirt to es cape. Tho ro vers of tho coat fabric pass over tho shoulders, and almost moat in tho back. Thcro is a hand some vest of. some rich con trasting mate rial, nnd tho sleeves aro made to match it with deop cuffs of tho coat fabriu. Tho brilliant reds, tho deeper wines. brown? galore, dark greens and iron gray aro tho chosen dyes of tho winter season, nnd iron gray in the new reps and Itcdfords is very popular. Woolen broches aro now. Of these, the chev ron and Himalaya broches are worthy of mention. Some of the English flecked woolens show combinations of color that are exceedingly chic and pretty. They aro much used for winter traveling dresses, tho general tone be ing fawn or gray splashed with red, bluo or brown. Tho coat is mado of plain faced cloth matching the color of the fleck in the goods. Ono of the very smart gowns of tho season is that of red cloth of tho now taurcau sliauo so popular In Paris this season, both for dresses and long wraps, vests and military coats. Those gowns are mndo' with black velvet bodices, fitting llko a glove on full figures, arid shirred full in yoke shapo on slender forms, the shir ring sewed to tho brilliant red yoke. The gown is fur ther brightened with rows of glit tering cut jot gimp. Other gowns of green and mar quise brown aro made up in similar former with a deeper shade of velvet, with deep bodice, bell skirt and full sleeves. The sleeves of cloth are in bishop style, drooping over cuffs of tho velvet The skirt is fin ished at the edge either with a puff of velvet, headed by a very narrow stand ing frill, or a fiat bias band with a row of bronzo or jet gimp at the top. At present there is no indication of skirts bcitig made shorter The demi train will re main in vogue just as long as tho three-quarter coat and tho deep b a s q u o bodice prevail. Very ladylike and stylish dresses of soft rich Venetian cloth aro mado for informnl dinners, and afternoon visits nnd receptions. Also fawn gray and beige col ored ta 1 1 o r gowns of faced cloth, combined with chevron striped silk nnd wool fabrics, tho silk stripe of a gay color, tho alter nate and wider stripe the shade of the cloth. Ono stylish costume is formed of gray cloth, striped diagonally with gray and geranium red. It Is shaped with a demi trained princess back and cui'ass basque front Tho cloth collar is lined with very dark red volvet and is cut to flare out beyond a close bilk collu ". Tho sleoves of the striped fab ric taper to tho wrist and there are a few gathers in tlio forearm at tho ol bow, making soft folds above it Tho skirt is in umbrella shape with a ruche of tho striped silk at the hem. Tlio coat portion down tho front und edges Is finished with a roll of very dark gray fur. Block velvet princess coats, with basques, or slashed to the waist, aro in high fashion this buason, and they will bo worn all winter, variously decorated with passementerie, fur, feathei bands, lace nnd jot They aro a very valuable acquisition to a wardrobe, as they can bo made to do groat service, and thoy aro nlwayB elegant and lie coming. A CORNER FOR THE DOCTORS. An average of four perrons dlo daily in England from delirium trcmena. Tins newest anrosthctlc is named "pontal," discovered by Prof, von Mor ing in Hallo. It is a preparation of ter tiary amyl-alcohol, and is for small operations only. A Hay City (Mich.) family were takon with alarming Byraptoms after eating a quantity of English walnuts. The phy blcian called said that they had been poisoned with minute particles of prus bIo acid, which bad formed in tho kernels. wo Ilifiii! f PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. ; "Excnso mo, Mrs. Hnsharoft," said' tho prociso boarder, "but thero is no moro milk In tho croam-pltchor. Imtt' anapolls Journal, Cora "You'vo nevor boon ovor the world much, havo you, John?" John "No." Cora (yawning) "You ought to travel." N. Y. Herald, "What makes the policemen tako In so many tramps?" said ono of tho pro fession to another. "Cos it's so easy," was tho reply. "Thoy knows wo won't run." Washington Post Five thousand broom-handles a day aro mado in Shiocton, Wis., and tho married mnlo Shloctoncr never stays out at night longer than nine o'clock. Kicks So you think tho ministers practlco what they prench." Hicks "Why, yes; they preach sermons, and if you lived near ono you could hear him practising a week beforohand." Lowell Citizen. "Blnx's conscience Is a pretty un steady affair," said ono young man about town to another. "Yos," was tho roply, "It seems to have a load on it most all tho time." Washington Star. "I'm sorry you don't llko tho new nurso." she said to her husband. "Sho is so good about singing to baby and keeping him quiet" "Yes," was tho reply, "that's just It; I rather hoar tho baby cry." Washington Star. Moro Than She Thought Mrs. Burapus "You aro so mean that if I wore to dio I don't think you would glvo enough to put a decent headstone at my grave." Bumpus "O, yes I would glvo a good deal to put ono there." Brooklyn Citizen. Lucky to Got Off So Easily. Jono "Smith, did you ever find a red car at a husking beo?" Smith "I did, nnd two more after I got homo; my wlfo, you see, happened to bo there, too." Drake's Magazine. A GoodCandldate. Captain "So you want to try for tho rush line. Ever played boforo?" Grcenman (from thei country) "No; but I've done shopping for ma on bargain days." Captain "Go put on a suit I guess you'll do." Harvard Lampoon. "You aro most entertaining," ro mnrked the gallant old gentleman to his fair partner at dinner. "I assure you that I envy your future husband." Tho maid turned an appealing face toward him. "Would would you mind Introducing him?" she asked. "No," said the sad-eyed man, "I never press a young woman to play upon tho plana I tried it onco to my sorrow." "Why, what followed?" asked a half dozen eager voices. "Sho played," replied tho sad-eyed man. "I shall never forget the lesson I learned that day." No wonder! "Can you tell mo where I can go to hear some good hing ing?" an eager-looking guest asked of the hotel cleric "I haven't heard any in ten years." "You haven't!" ex claimed tho clerk. " Whcre've you been? Traveling iu Africa?" "No; I'vo been on tho road with a comic opera troupe." N. Y. Sun. UGLY GUM CHEWERS. If Not So byNntura Thoy Ilecnms So by Pructlcuof the ulKtirUm. Tho inquiry that has often becn'mado and never hatisfactorily answered 1st "Why Is it that a beautiful woman is rarely found addicted to the gum chew ing habit?" If sho is, sho certainly nevor makes an exhibition of it in pub lic places. It may be that she realizes the fact that tho process of mastication does not enhance tho attractiveness of the human face, hence has tho good, sense to take no chances of disfigure ment Anyone who will take the trouble to observe will noto that tho gum chower is Invariably homely enough to stop a street car without pulling tho belL Tho samo rule holds good in every public place where tho gum chewing woman Is met Physicians havo condemned the habit as physically hurtful, but this has had. no effect in restraining the jaws of tho gum fiend. Perhaps, howover, tho opinion very boldly expressed on Stato street tho other day may havo a moro efficacious effect A couple of" gentle men were conversing whon a well dressed girl came tripping by. "What a pity that every ugly woman who chews gum can not bo stricken with lockjaw." "Did you cvor see a handsome- woman chewing gum?" "Como to think, I never did." "How do you account for it?" "1 don't account for it, I only repeat the fact" This was a sidewalk opinion as to at least ono unfortunate homely gum chewer. Chicago Herald. Not Mi reuccful iis We Srem. Wo aro supposed to bo a peaceful nation, but wo have had our fair share of strife, foreign nnd domestic. Since tho revolution there havo been wars with England and with Mexico, with Tripoli and with Algiers; broils with Paraguay and Coroa, aud a gigantic civil war; rumors of wars with France, England, Spain and Italy. There havo been the John Brown raid, the Barn burner and Fenian rnids to Canada, many incursions across tho Mexican border, and the filibustering expedi tious to Cuba and Nicaragua. We havo had tho Whisky and Shays rebellions; the election, draft, railroad, recon struction, and sundry serious city riots; wo have had well on to two hundred dcadlly Indian fights und many awfnl massacres. Wo have lost moro men in aotivo war sinco 1770 than uny nation, of Europs. This is a startling record for a peaceful people. Forum. Keep llusy. The secret of success in llfo is to keep, busy, to bo persevering, 'pationt anil untiring in tho pursuit or calling you' aro following. Tho busy 'uos may now and thon make mltitakes, but it is hot ter to risk them than to bo idle aud in active. Keep doing, whether it be at work or booking recreation, Motion is lifo, and tho busiest aro tho happiest Cheerful, uctlve labor is a blessing. An old philosophor bays: "Tho firefly only shines whon on the wing; no It is with the mltid; whon onco we reit, vy drken." British Printer.