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KEEPER OF CItAGIE'S CUT.
AXTER, tho new inspector o the Kvnnsburg & Snuk Conter railroad, was not the only jierson who h a (1 been astonished nt the first sight of tho keeper of Crn gic'sbridgcandthe Hiinli mil ltjtmil I : luift "tj"""' I r "L. C. Dolby, Sec tion 27," he hncl renil In his little book with the thumbed blue cover, nnd he had expected to see n grizzle-bearded man with a rough, red face, and a stubby black pipe. For Craglo was known to be one of the worst sections on the line. Its keeper was required to walk a mile from the end of tho long bridge and through the cut twice every day, winter and summer, and it often required a cool head und a vig orous body to dodge the tramp freights that thundered back and forth with seeming disregard for time-cards and running rules. The new Inspector had come down from Crngic's, walklngthewholelength of section 27. lie had found everything in the best of order, not a bolt loose nor a spike gone, and ho felt after the manner of new inspectors, like complimenting the vigilance of tho keeper. "Is L. C. Dolby in?" he asked, when he i cached the keeper's house on the bill. "Yes, sir; will you walk in?" asked the rosy-checked girl who came to the door. lie stepped into the neatest of little eitting-rooms. There were flowers in the windows and a cheery fire on the hearth, in front of which a lazy tabby cat yawned a good-humored greeting. "My name is Baxter, the new in spector, and I wish to see L. C. Dolby, tho keeper of 27," he said. The girl flushed slightly. He ob served that her hah was cut short like a boy's, and that her chin was firm and sharp. "I am the keeper." she answered; "my name is Nettie C. Dolby, and I've had the place since father was injured last winter." "That's right, and as good as a man she is, too!" came a gruff oice from the inner room. "It's father," she whispered; "won't j ou step in nnd see him? lie's very glad to have visitors." Baxter had not yet recovered from his Khock of surprise at finding that the Blim, blue-eyed girl who stood before him was really keeper of Cragie"s cut, nnd he allowed himself to be led into the other room. There, at a big, bright window, sat a man In a rocking-chair. His face was of the chalky whiteness that comes from being always indoors, nnd his lap was spread with a plaid comforter. He look -d prematurely old and worn. "How are you?" he asked. "I'd get up, only " and he motioned to his crippled legs with a faint smile. "Thai's all right," responded Haxter, sympathetically; '"keep your seat " And Haxter. sitting there, heard Let tie explain the condition of Section 27, and make her report as promptly and very much more clearly than auy of the keepers he had met. She spoke in u frank, almost boyish way, and she un derstood her work as well as Baxter himself did. Her father sat watching her quietly, adding a word here nnd there. Presently the clock in the fur ther room struck three, and Lettie started to her feet. "It's time for me to make the rounds of the section," she said, and a moment later Baxter sawhcrlithcform, wrapped in a stout, dark cloak, disappear over the brow of the hills, toward the tracks. As he looked back he found Dolby watching him intently. When he caught ids eye, the cripple leaned for ward and touched Baxter's, knee. "There isn't a pluckier girl between St. Paul and the Montana buttes," he said, "even if I do say it who shouldn't." "I don't- see how she cau manage the section," replied Baxter. "That's what I say," exclaimed Dolby; "it's wonderful," nnd bin pinched face lighted up with a smile that was beautiful to see. "It would go 1 ard with us all if it wasn't for Lettie." "How did the girl happen to be ap pointed to such a place, anyway?" "She deserved it," Dolby answered en cigetically; "she deserved it. There nin't many people that knows all the facts excep' the superintendent. He knows, and ho says Lettie can be keeper as long as she wants to. "Course you remember the big bliz zard that we had last winter the one that snowed in Ev'ansburg and Brock ton and Collinvillc, and killed all tho cattle on the Puddin' Bottom ranch. Weil, it struck the Gragie country, too. Came up over the hill from back of tho house early in the morning, and long before ten o'clock there wasn't a fence to be seen in the county. Lettle's moth er said I better not go down to the out. She was afraid I might get lost. But I'd been at Crngic's off nn' on for moro'it eight years, and 1 thought I'd seen the worst weather could do. So 1 went down the hill, and before I was ten rods from the house the snow had wiped It ,out, and all I could see were this whirl lug drifts and the path for a doen feet ahead of me. And when I reached the cut there wasn't any cut there. It was filled to the top with miow. I wondered ,wbat the limited bound down for Craglo would do. It was pretty sharp and cold when I reached the track this side of the bridge, nnd I had to get down on my hands nnd knees and crawl along from tie to tie just like a baby. I was 'strong In those days, too, only the wind and the snow was so terrible that I couldn't stand up. And tho first thing I knew I had crossed the bare knoll nt the bridge approach und there I was ihnnging over the edge of the embank ment like n bnt to a rufter. Sllnped be fore I kuew It. "Pretty soon I heard the limited' mSp squealing down the cut. I knew that Jim Crosby, tho engineer, was floun dering In tho snow. I said to myself thntlf illm succeeded In rooting through with his engine I might be saved, but I knew well enough that he wouldn't suc ceed. It would take four engines and two rotary plows to drive a tunnel dur ing such a blizzard. And there she squealed and shrieked for hours, it seemed to me, while my hands and arm a grew as numb as clubs, "And Lottie what was she doing nil this time? When the snow covered tho woodshed and began to creep up on tho windows, she was frightened. 'I'm afraid father Ml never got back,' she told her mother I heard all about it afterward and her mother, who's al ways been fidgety and nervous like, began to wnlk up and down and wring her hands, not knowing what to do. Twehc o'clock came, and then one. Lot tie started up and said: 'Mother, I'm going out to sco if I can't ilud father,' nnd In spite of all her mother could do, she bundled into her cloak nnd hood I'nd opened tho door. "The snow was up to her waist, but tho wind hnd mostly gone Jown. In Uie cut Jimmic Crosby's engine was callln' nnd screechin' for mercy, and Lettie, when she looked over the cliff, couldn't see the train at all only n big black hole whore the smoke from the stack had melted the snow. But Let tie wasn't strong enough to get down to the track, for tho path was drifted full, and a slim girl like her couldn't venture it without losing her life. She knew well enough that I was down tho section somewhere perhaps out on the bridge. But she didn't give up not Lettie. There wasn't a man around the plncc to help only in the train, and the train was at tho bottom of the cut buried in the snow. She thought that if she could only get woid to .Tim Crosby he'd help her, for she knew him well. So she ran and got a coll of rope nnd tied one end of it to that stubby oak there, you can sec it at the edge of the hill, and then she took hold of it nnd slid into tho cut. That took grit. There aren't many men who would have risked it, let alone girls. Ui course tho snow got into her eyes and nose, nnd the rocky ledges cut and bruised her, but she never stopped un til she was at the bottom. .Timmie Crosby said he saw something flounder ing in the snow outside the cab, and then somebody called: "'Jim, oh, JimI' "It was Lettie. They dragged her in to the cnb, and as soon as she could talk she told Jim that I was lost in the bliz zard. '"We'll save him,' said Jim, and the fireman agreed to help, and .so did a dozen other men who had come down from the train. And Jim, being a good climber, went up the rope hand over hand, and helped a dozen or more men to follow him. By the time he had stopped snowing, and the sun shone bright in the west. They wallowed down through the drifts to the bridge, Lettie follow ing. They tried to leave her at home, FLOUNDERING IN THE SNOW. hut she wouldn't stay. 'If father's in danger,' she said, 'I'm going to help find him.' "I heard 'em when they reached the bare knoll this side of the bridge. I had crooked one leg around n sleeper and still hung there over the chasm. I don't believe I could have let go. I guess I was frozen there. I tried to shout and let them know where to And me, but. I couldn't get my mouth open. It was clean suffering, that. For there was help within rench, and I couldn't make a sound. "But Lettie knew the path I usually took, and first thing I knew she was on her knees at the end of the bridge, cry. ing: "'Here he is! Oh, father, father!' "After that I don't remember much. Jim said they carried me to the house nnd laid me on the bed, but I didn't get back to my right senses for two or three days. "I. almost forgot to tell you that one of the men who helped was Bradley, thu superintendent. When he saw Lettie and heard of what she had done, he just took off his hat, this way, and held it before him. "'You're the bravest girl I ever met,' he said." Dolby paused ns if he liked to re member this part of the story. "The passengers? Oh, they escaped by Lettle's rope, and were driven into Cmgie's. And thnt night, when the superintendent was talking about who should be keeper of Section 27, Lettie spoke up, timid like: '"Mr. Bradley, let me watch it. I can do almost ns well as well as futher.' "The8upcrlntendcnt looked at her for a moment, and then ho said: '"1 believe you enn, Lettie.' "From thnt day to this L. C. Dolby has been keeper of 27. I've never recovered --my legs and my back but tho doctor still gives me hope. And I couldu't get along without Lettie" But the old man's voice broke. Bax. ter, shaking hands with him silently, wont out toward Crngic's, wftoro ho sent n glowing report of tho excellent condl tlon of Section 27, L. C. Dolby, keeper. Ckicugo llecord. GOSSIP 0!? WASHINGTON. Aquatlo Ponohora Kill Pish -with Stolon Dynamite Tho Treatment at Peruana Ilnvlnfr "rlvnte CIhIiiim AmtliiMt Undo Sam Ilcllecta No Credit on Coll- Itrcm. tSpcrlal Washington Lector. There Is enough dyunmlto stored within a stone's throw of Georgetown to blow up half a dozcu cities. This dangerous explosive Is used in the blast ing operations at the stone qunrrlcs which lino thu Virginia shora of thePo toninc from near the Aqueduct bridge; and also for blasting into tho solid masses of rock which form tho site of the new union depot. Tho residents of the quiet west end nro being trcnlcd to a series of detonating reports, much like tho dlschnrge of heavy artillery. The dynamite used in the operations Is stored in n number of squatty, outs et ory frame structure1;, which dot tho picturesque shore below the precipitous FISH1NO WITH DYNAMITE. 1'otomac palisades. These little build ings, like whitened sentinels, mark the location of the several quarry plants. They each contain from a few sticks to a ton of dynamite, enough, in tho ag gregate, should it explode, to dlsliguro the upper Potomac, and deluge George town with masses of rock nnd debris. For blasting purposes, however, only a few ounces of dynamite are used at a time. From these wooden magazines along tho shores, wherein the awful explo sives nre stored, certain lishcrmen, who cannot under the luw employ gill nets, have been stealing sticks of dynamite and fuses, und nearly every night they go out into the blrciim, und ex plode the stuff under tho surface of the wuter, thus killing vast num bers of fit.li by concussion. The sticks are weighted, u lighted water-proof fuse applied, anil they are fcunk. The fishermen quickly row nvvuy from the spot. In u few mo ments there is a suppressed sound, like distant thunder, nnd u great billow of foaming water rises above the sur face . Then the aquatic poachers return to the center of the river and gather in the dead and dying llsh, which float to the surface in large numbers. "I have heard the yarn of the fellow who stole thunder and grabbed at lightning," said a Georgetown po liceman, "but these (ishermen who steal dynamite will compare with him in point of nerve." Commodore Sutton with the police steamer "Joe Black burn" has been vainly trying to catch the fishermen who are depopulating the waters of the upper river of their game fish by meuns of stolen dynamite. The men who work about dynamite houses are cautioned to use great care in bundling the treacherous stuff. Sev eral fatal explosions have already oc curred, and u deep hole in the earth op posite the island called "Three Sisters" marks the spot where one of the su perintendents of blasting lost his life last yeur. He was warming "chilled" dynamite nt a bonlire, when a stick of the glunt explosive ignited, blowing him skyward and lacerating him in a horrible manner. The men engaged In blasting at the site of the Uoioii depot in Georgetown me only allowed to bring dynamite oin the Virginia side sufficient for one day's work. This is temporarily stored, until used, in the old Key mansion, on M street, near the Aqueduct bridge, the house formerly occupied by Francis Scott Key, author of the "Star Span gled Banner." They used to have lib erty to bring us much dynamite over 1o the Georgetown side of the river as the contractors desired. But not long ago there was a runaway team in Georgetown which seared nil of the people almost out of their wits. The wagon was loaded with dynamite. The street was paved with cobblestones. The horses ran furiously and it seemed miraculous that no explosion occurred. The driver jumped from the wagon and was badly hurt, but he was glad to get away from his dangerous load. The hores run fully half a mile and stopped ot their own volition on the Aqueduct bridge. As they ran around the angle from the street to the bridge the wagon bumped ugainRt the Iron ruiling. An txplosion at that point would have wrecked the br'dge und killed many people. There hns probably never been a ses sion of congress that hns given greater vmphasis to tho assertion thnt It is im possible to collect even q just claim ugiiiust tne government than the one r.ow upprouclilug a close. A few pen sion bills have been smuggled through i.t odd times, nnd nn extremely limited number of relief measures, each carry ing a small, sum-of money, have been pushed along tmder protest, but all of those claims which might perceptibly increase the total appropriations for this congress have been persistently relegated to the rear. To such an exteut hns this policy of Ignoring the obligations of the govern ment been carried that judgments of the court of claims are no longer paid. That judicial adjunct of the govern ment was created for the express pur- poso of ascertaining tho merits of ccri tain claims and to report to congress1 whether they should bo paid or re; pudlatcd. But tho policy of tho man. ngcrs of tho liouso has been to mini mize appropriations nnd mnko every thing subservient to a record for econ omy. As n consequence those who are unfortunate enough to be creditors of the United States must cither abandon their just claims or expect to begin a period of lobbying nnd waiting which may continue indefinitely. Somo congressmen have persistently called attention to the delinquency ol the government, but tho rank and flit have been whipped into a blind and un questioning following of leadership which shows to all clnlmnnts tho tvA tllity of lioping for relief from congress. On the day when the private calendar was taken up for consideration. Mr. Wnlkcr, of Massachusetts, declared that a certain obnoxious bill for the promo tion 'and retirement of a hospital stew ard as a second lieutenant of cavalry had been placed at the head of the cal endar to prevent the consideration of meritorious bills. He said: "This enso is put hero under the pe culiar circumstances which exist in or der that justice shall not be done to men who nro robbed of their just claims byi the government of tho United States their just claims have been reported favorably and unanimously by the com mittee to whom this duty is assigned. This bill was put here to bo kept here, and to be discussed tho day out, so that women may still continue to haunt tho halls of congress in the hopo that it will deal justly with their fathers' and husbands' private claims to money hon estly duo them. It is nn outrage nnd a disgrace to this house and tho lead ers to put in such claims as this, to bo discussed all day, so that theso other claims shall not be considered. Heferring to Mr. Walker's remarks, Mr. Talbert.'of South Carolina, said: "1 am glad to see a revival going on among gentlemen on the other side of tho house. I am glad to sco thnt the scales have been stricken from their eyes, nnd thnt they have begun to seo tho outrages that are being perpetrated upon the tnxpayers of this country." Mr. Malion, of Pennsylvania, said: "I want to say this about the court of claims: That this court holds claim ants to a stricter accountability, a stricter compliance with the rules of evidence than any other court in tho United States. I say, cither you ought to stand by the court and pay the judg ments which it renders, or should abol ish your court. My experience is that the greatest robber in this country is tho nation itself. Our srovcrnment is continually robbing private citizens of their property nnd refusing to reim burse them. Now, 1 say that the time has come for this congress either to pay those findings of the court cf claims or to abolish that court aud let the peo ple of this country know that congress docs not propose to pay their claims whether they are fouiul to be just or not. "These bills that we now have in the committee, on war claims, those find ings of the court of claims and other claims, are about 1,200 in number. They do not accumulate. They come in con giess after congress. The bills are printed, and the reports are printed, and if you go and investigate you will find that you have spent about $340,000 GATHERING THE DEAD FISH, in this congress for printing for this and other committees. The congression al printing bills arc enormous, and usually inexcusable." Mr. McCall, of Tennessee, said: "Will this congress repudiate the obligations that this government owes to the union men in tho south? These claimants nre growing old nnd feeble. They nre last falling into the grave. For 30 years they have expected the government to pay thcs; long expected claims; and I now ask this congress to pay its loyal citizens their just dues as the govern ment requires each citizen to pay to it that which he owes." And thus the discussion continued until the hour of adjournment, without a vote having been taken on a slnglo bill. The dear people linvo no idea of tho conditions existing In the senate und house of representatives, whereby the do-nothing policy is constantly pro moted. As a matter of fac it may bo truthfully said that u largo majority of the statesmen who are honored by the people caro for little other than their own advapement and aggrandize ment; and they legislate from purely or impurely selfish motives in all cases. This Is the naked truth, although It may not bo palatable to the statesmen con cerning whom it is told. SMITH D. FltY. l II Trust. , "Harold," bIio said, almost in a whis per, "am I tho first girl you ever kissed?" "You are," ho answered, with eager earnestness. "I believe you," she replied, looking him full in the face, "Sincerity .must command confi dence." "Yes," she went on, with n.fnr-nway look in her eyes, "sincerity must ever show for itself with those who think. And tho amateur U always sincere. You nre the most Inexperienced kisser I over encountered." Detroit Freo Press. WOMAN AND HOME. AN OUTLINE QUILT. Kerr Drulnn Thnt la Sure to Ho Ail mlrcil When Neatly Mnilc. A particularly handsome quilt was recently made by the women of a lend ing church Bociety lit one of our largo cities, and met with so hearty an ap proval, and was so greatly admired, that a large number were finished and f.old nt $12 each. Tho blocks wcro of Lonsdale cambric. In some of tho quilts nine blocks were used, and in others 25. The blocks were longer than wide, nnd their size was calculated ac cording to the size of the bed, whether single, double or three-quarters size. For a doublo ucd of ordinniy width, in which nlno blocks aro used, each biock should be stamped with a de sign to be outlined. Some may bo of y PRETTY OUTLINE QUILT. figures, some of flowers, and others in conventional patterns, but all are to be of a bold, open pattern, which will prove much more effective when made up than a fine or intrinsic pnttern would. Four of these patterns should be alike, and these four used for the corner blocks. The designs nre next outlined in some delicate color, pale pink, pale blue or yellow, but all the outlining is done with one shade. Wash silk or linen is used, as preferred, the linen, of course, proving less expen sive than the silk. The blocks nre next laundered nnd c aref ully pressed. They are now ready to be set together, and for this purpose strips of sateen are used of the exact blind e of the silk or linen employed in outlining. The strips of sntcen are three inches wide, and when tho whole is pieced the blocks have tho nppear nnce of being set together with ribbon. A strip of sateen, the same width, is pot all around the edge after the blocks are pieced, and a second band is added of Lonsdale. This latter is worked with a running border in outline. The cover is now ready to be lined nndquilted. Thelining is of plain Lons dule, and the edge is bound with tho same. The quilting is done in what is known as shell stitch. A group of shells is marked In each corner, then a row of shells is started across one side and carried across the whole remain ing surface of the quilt. When 20 blocks are used instead of nine, the de sign on each is of course sninller, and tho bands with which the blocks are pet together are narrower. Otherwise the directions given apply to this as well as to the quilt of nine blocks. The accompanyingillustration shows the arrangement of the shells in quilt ing. The half circles are the size of nn ordinary teacup. American Agri culturist. PIANO DECORATION. Koirnduya No Inatriiment la Plncoil Asnln.it the "Wall. The piano is now usually considered one of the most effective and artistic pieces of furniture in the drawing room; let us hope the imes hnve gone forever when it waa placed firmly against a wall with the inevitable shade of wax flowers in the center, flanked bj- solid looking books on either side. It may be plnccd across a corner or be standing out into the room according to tho taste and pleasure of its owner. If placed cornervviE'' l will require no drapery at the back, and a landscape painted on the wall, but it must be re membered that a piano, cutting off one, of the corners in this way, will detijul from the npparent size of the roo?,L The plnn most in vogue nt the present nay is to piace it, out in tne room wun a clear space right around it, and then the question urises how to make the decidedly ugly back of the piano show to advantage under its changed condi tions. This may be brought nbout in, -various ways. A piece of canvas may be fastened on to the back and a land scape painted on it, or a study of flow ers. This must be prettily draped witli silk, edged with handsome fringe, the eilk being arranged in graceful curves ut the top of the piano and down the side, where it, may be caught in with a silk cord and tassel; the color of the silk will nnturnlly be decided by the prevailing tones of the room. Some people, however, do not care for paint ings on piuno backs, but prefer to have them entirely covored with drapery. This may be managed by nailing n light strip of wood to each end nnd in tho center of the woodwork at tho top of the piano; this holds the weight of tho drapery, which is fastened to it with tiny tin tacks. Oriental stuffs nnd embroideries look very handsome utilized in this manner; and a still more beautiful effect may bo obtained by sewing numberless tiny sequins on tho material, causing it to glitter and sparkle in the Are or lamplight. Plush and velvet are also often used as drape ries, nnd muko most beautiful ones; soft silk is equally satisfactory. Small knick-knacks und ornaments should not And n resting place on tho top of the piano, neither should books bo placed on it, or anything that will jingle when the instrument is In use. A smull sliver lnmp looks well In tho center und throws down a good light on the music, nnd a photograph or view may be placed on each side. A pretty cover should be made fur tho top to save it from unnecessary scratching. The keys muHt always bo kept white and polished and never allowed to becomo yellow. Chicago Tribune. LATEST SOCIETY FAD. The French Siimrt Set Innldt Thnt Dos Shnll He MnrrlcU. There is a brand new fad In swell dom. It is tho dog marrioge. To bo thoroughly fashionable nowadays onri must own two dogs of opposite sex", and, they must iiavo been duly married by the staid and respectable canine select-' cd by the fashionable community to act ns the representative of the cloth. Of course, snys the New York Herald, it Is from Franco that this new fad haa come. When it is necessary to discover something particularly cccentrla French genius always comes to tho res cue. The fnshlonnblc to whom tell tho honor of introducing this new and; rather remarkable step for the advance ment of canine crcntion wns none other) than Mme. Kphrussi, daughter of Baron) Alphonsc dc KotliBchild, the wife ot Maurice Kphrussi. Tho Initial wedding of dogs iri"higb, society is so novel as to be well worth, description. In the first place Mme. Kphrussi sent out formally engraved in vitatlons to several hundred of hcq friends, announcing tho approaching nuptials of Diane, her favorite poodlej and Lc Petit Major, a handsome poodle, the property of Baron Alphonse do llothschild. Not only were the recipe icnts of these Invitations asked to coma themselves, but requested to also bring; their dogs. Not the least odd and attractive fea ture of the whole affair was the fact that many of these visiting dogs in truth, the mnjorlty of them were in full evening dress. Not evening blank ets, but, if the dog was a male, in tho swallow tall and trousers of the human, together with the standing collar, dress shirt and unspeakable tie. With all this gorgeousness on the part of the guests, what must have been tho worldly splendor that surrounded tho bride nnd groom! Diane, who is de scribed as a poodle of rare grace and beauty, wore a wldte satin dress, trimmed with beautiful lace, a long tulle veil, decorated with orange blos soms, and white kid shoes. Major, tho bridegroom, wore n full evening drew. On the buttonhole of M. Major's very swell coat was a dainty orchid. Presently all the guests had arrived, human and canine, the latter, of course, being given the preference. Mmo. WEDDING OP TWO POODLES. Ephrussi's magnificent ballroom waa thrown open. There everyone repaired, everybody and the dogs. A moment Inter nnd there softly floated through the air the strains of the ever familiar wedding march from "Lohengrin." Mincing up the aisle, along which it had been arranged that the wedding procession wns to pass, walked three small poodles, each in evening dress, nnd semi-harnessed together with white ribbon. Following these carao the bride, leaning upon the arm or rather hand of her mistress, while be hind them, wnlking on his hind feet und without support, accompanied by Baron llothschild, came M. Major. Then came the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the former wearing white silk dresses aud long veils, the latter in full dress and adorned with em broidered white satin coats. All these advanced upon their hind legs, but be hind them came a host of canine guests, who were permitted to wnlk as nnturo had originally intended they should. Away down at the further end of tho ballroom the wedding procession was met by the stanch und sober bulldog of Comtc de BerUuux. Upon hie, head this honored canine wore a tall silk hat, nnd nbout his waist was tied tho tricolor sash, his badge of office, for he was representing M. le Maire. After greeting the procession, the bulldog Maire advanced on his hind legs and seated himself ujion nn embroidered cushion. The Malic looked solemnly nt the young couple whose destiniea he wns about to unite, nnd then barked distinctly three times. The bridegroom gave a short bark. The bride barked low and Impressively. Then the Maire barked several times in quick succes sion, nnd there was a series of respon sive barks, in which somo of the rudo and unthinking In the npdience joined without request. A gold ring, with a diamond setting, was then slipped over tho paw of the fair Diane, the Malro burked gleefully, and tho procession moved to the adjoining room. Following the signing of the register enmc the reception and supper. Kvory dog wns given a beat at the table and a regular course supperwasserved. And so passed off tho ilrst dog wedding of which Dame Fashion ever acted as chief. Cnru of the Tooth Uruah. The care of tooth brushes is not suf-r-fici'ently observed. In our city houses, u writer properly remarks, they stand in tholr cups or hang on their racks above the set toilet-bowls day nnd night, ab sorbing any disease germs that may bo I frequently nt least about twice a week in somo nntkioptlo .-solution, strong salt und water or bicarbonate of sodium and water boli. two goody. nnil rndtlv urnviilRil nfpfinni 'PnnfVw wushes and pastes should also bo kept i I carefully covercu. L V;-1! '-)' 1 11 J '1 X H -ft VI M . !!1