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•Why is tho ■vaulted sky so blue?
' And why tho rising sun so bright'
AH-s ipient Scionce, surely you
i Can set tais 'ponderous questiou right?
Refraction? Radiation! Pshaw!
Such terms some student may content,
But to the lover, optic's laxv
WiH not suffice, 'tis evident.
The s'.v,y xvas gray, the sun obscure.
When Phillis turned from me her eyes,
While since I know her love secure.
I see but radiant sun and skies.
Refraction! Radiation! No!
•11s love that tints tho vault« above,
That gives tho sun his crimson glow.
But what can seienca know of love!
—Milton Goldsmith iu Life.
The Perronnet family—composed
•of M. Jules Perronnet retired hat
seller. Mme. Leontino Perronnet, his
wife: and their daughter. Amelie
Perronnet a young woman who had
just reached marriageable age—had
(finished its evening meal.
■ Amelie Perronnet following the
wise precepts of housekeeping that
her mother had inculcated in lier,
aided tho little servant-girl to remove
The cloth, with an eye on the fragile
dishes Mme. Perronnet brought
forth her ledger, to inscribe in it the
expenses of the day. and M. Perron
net. after having looked over the
real e, late sales had installed him- I
self at the corner of the tire to devour
the political news. For at the Fer
•ronnet's they sat in the diuing-rooui
after dinner. The parlor was used
only on Friday, the reception day;
the rest of the week, the parlor furni
ture was carefully swathed iu its
linen covers.
It should not be imagined from this
that the Perronnet, were avaricious.
They were, on the contrary, worthy
people who had come to San Fran
cisco in the early sixties, and bad
thriftily amassed a comfortable for
tune in the hat trade,
their little foibles: and. as they had
not accustomed themseives to use a
parlor, they did not occupy the one
they had so richly furnished when
they bjusrht their house on Genry
•street, a tine house that brought them j
in ^i. 600 a year, what with the gro
eery store and the room, they rented
on the third story.
Three times already they had beeu
asked for tho hand of their daughter i
—they had brought her up in the
good old French way. and Ameiie was
too obedient a child to have ideas of
her own_but they had declined.
They had thought that court was paid
less to Amelie than to her ten-thou
But they had
sand-dollar dot to the Geary street
house, and to the further little for
tune that constituted what, a, regard,
marriage, are termed ■expectations."
The cloth removed Amelio brought
her father his petit verre of cognac,
and then seated herself at the table
and read the fashion journal,
i From time to time when she
seemed absorbed in her reading. M.
ami Mme. Perronnet exchanged a few
words in a low voice, and a mys
terious air; but. as soon a, Amelie
raised her head, they were silent or
spoke of having repairs made in the
'Toward haif-past !> o'clock, all
became silent listening, watting for
womothing. That something was tlie
eot.uxl of a step on the stairs—a firm,
regular step that they folloxved from
thi- street door up to the third land
They said nothing, but they j
very evi
•thought, with an air of
dent satisfaction. -He has come in."
Almost immediately. Ameiie kissed
lier parents and xvont to bed.
, When tho old people were alone,
the father said; -What regularity!"
I -Evidently. " approved the mother.
••he is an orderly man."
At ten o'clock there was a knock at
yiie door. It was the servant, xvho
■was come to say good-night to her
mistress, according to the custom
Mme. Perronnet had exacted of alt l
her servants.
\fter having gently closed the door
lev.cmg to Amélie s room. Mme. Pei
roonet said to the girl:
-Well liow is tho new lodger? ' !
/ •" . ...
' -Well mam ho gave me ms ht- i
lie lamp to All again this morning." '
-It is astonishing." exclaimed !
Mme. Perronnet
•It is lit already.'' declared M. j
Perronnet. xvho had. pushed back the
window-curtain, and was looking up ■
at a little windoxv in the third floor ■
•' exclaimed Mme. !
Perronnet; —and what is it like, this j
lamp?' j
• I saw it the day ho brought it ;
here, madame, he carried it home !
himself. It is a little blue china j
lamp." 1
•The lamp of a student," solemnly 1
declared M. Perronnet: -ah — I see j
him he is taking a breath of air at j
his windoxv—he is smoking a cigar- j
-And well he might, my dear, be
fore spending the whole night at his ;
work. Mary, he paid mo in advance ]
lor the first month yesterday. Tell '
him to stop in to-morrow and get-iiis
receipt. Good night." j
An hour later the entire house was j
plunged in the most profound dark- j
ness, except the little window in the j
third floor which shone brightly into ;
tho middle of the night aud even !
until dawn. j
The sun then s'houe into John
of the wing of the building.
-What ener
Chappel's room and aivoke him.
His first caro wa, to examine his
lamp, he assured himself that it had
burned brightly, and seemed greatly
As ho dressed, ho glanced happily
over the vista of backyards and roofs
which constituted the view from his 1
Then, fresh-looking and ;
to his breakfast of rolls and coffee. :
and then to ins desk at tho store !
where ho earned $()"< a month. As
lie was leaving the house theservant
hastened out vo tell him that his re
ceipt was ready in Mme. Perronnet's
handsome, he went down stairs to go
-All right," he answered. -1 shall
fret it this evenin'* " and ho walked
briskly away, w thout a glance back
If he had turned around he would
have seen a brown«littlehead at Mile,
Amelie's window; and If ho could
have hoard what Mile. Amolle's red
lips mid. he would have been very
he OU ni^ r iookinT mU, ' ed: ^
he nice looking
Ho was handsome indeed-ta.l,
dar«v. with a well proportioned figure
and a erisp mustache; and in his eyes
there was a look of tranquil coûtent
that was very pleasant.
He worked all day with no thought
but of his duties, only saying to him
seit as he had said it ma-.y a time be
fore. that, if it was a good year,
they would probably raise his salary,
It i\-ns, just thou, his sole ambition.
» That evening, having dined simply
but substantially, he presented him
seif at tlie Perrounols'door. He did
not suspect that he had so excited tue !
wore already there and Mile. Amelia !
who was listening behind a portiere,
decided that he made a very graceful
He was closely interrogated as to
his life, his family—who lived ia the
country—alibis work. M. Perronnot
complimented him on his ardor as a
I student and Mme. Perronnet coun
seled him not to abuse his health.
curiosity of this family.
He was introduced into the parlor,
which was brilliantly lighted for this |
M. and Mme. Perronnet. who
j Ha thanked them a little astonished
I at this paternal solicitude, received
his receipt and retired to his room,
where soon his lamp shone with its
accustomed brilliancy and convinced
to shine until morning.
At the end of a month the curiosity
of the Perronnet. family had reached
a climax'. They spoke openly of him
before Amelie.
The student's lamp had given John
Chappell a marvelous reputation.
Sometimes they thought that he had
aged parents to support, aud it was
for this that he did this supplemen
tary work, sometimes they imagined
him « student, a scientist a future
benefactor of his race,
* \> hat a constitution he has. ' M.
Perronnet would exclaim, - to work
all nighty and look like that in the
Amelie had not been consulted, and.
to tell the truth, the wonderful lamp
had made no great impression ou her; !
but she always found some pretext to *
go down-stairs at the precise moment !
when tho lodg-er on the third floor j
w «s coming in—he came in very reg- !
ularly. uot having the money to seek j
amusements—aud she found his air. f
as he saluted her. very elegant.
Already Mmo. Perronnet xvas dis.
posed to wait if John Chappell did !
not have his money ready at the end ;
of the month. But he was exactly j
punctual. He was simply perfect!
At last tho situation began to ap- j
pear strained to Amelie.
-Mamma." sho said, ' don't you !
think it must be very lonely for that
gentlcman upstairs, to sit alone every
evening?" j
it was like a flash of light to Mme.
••Perronnet," she declared, sol- ;
omnly. to her husband, -the heart of
our daughter has spoken."
John Chappell was astonished to
receive an invitation to take tea with
the Perronnet* who were going to
have a few friends.
fexv love-songs for which Mile. Per
rönnet played the accompaniment
and noticed that Ameiie was quite
Mme. Perronnet could not
believe her ears; this grave, studious
man. this indefatigahle investigator,
sang love-songs! He assumed, in
her eyes, the proportions of a hero of
romance. She devoured her daughter I
and tho singer with her maternal re- I
gards. M. Perronnet always had the
same idea -What a constitution ho !
must have!" But he felt sure that
He came, xvas charming.
sang a
after t .is little family gathering. I
John's window would remain un
lighted for at least one night, that he
w uk have at ieast one night s rest
But no—that night, as every other.
the xvonderful lamp lighted the
u „j.„c 0
i students xvinüow.
' Ameiie went to bed happy and .
! dreamed the most roseate dream*
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I his first family evening was soon ,
folloxved by a second, then by many j
others. Ameiie and John learned j
duets, and played at the same p ano; !
they even went to tho theater one.:, j
and John presented Mine Perronnet i
with a bouquet and gave Ameiie a '
box of bonbons.
However, M. Perronnet made in
; quirle» as to the commercial standing j
of his iodger. and learned that John
xva, as exemplary in his business as -
in private life, and that, to secure a ;
very good place, he needed only a !
little capital. All the friends con- !
suited found the young man charming, j
They had been informed of his noc- ]
turnnl labors, but no one ever made |
the least allusion to them through a
feeling of delicacy easy to rompre
bend, for they all felt sure that it was
really to help his aged parents.
Moreover. John gax-e proof of
j admirably disinterestedness. He had
j fallen deeply in love with Ameiie; j
j but, knowing lier to be rich, ho did ;
j not dare to ask for her hand. Ameiie
; had to break tho ice. She knew very j
! well xvhat xvas passing in John's j
j mind, and so one evening, between !
txvo songs she shyly asked him.
-Why shouldn't we get married,
John? ' sho said,
manfully, that he would ivant nothing
better, but ho had nothing but his
meagre salary. His frankness corn
hined with a look full of tenderness,
1 completed the conquest of Arnelio,
; and the marriage was decided on.
During all Hie preparations, during
: the buying and making of tho
! trousseau, the very night beforo the
ceremony, the lamp still burned,
Ho flushed violently, and explained.
■This is too much!" cried M.
Perronnet; -now ho no longor has
the right to compromise his superb
health. •'
After the marriage, xvhich was
gayly celebrated, the young couple
loft on their wedding journey, and
M. Perronnot was at last free to enter
his aon-in-law's room. There he
discovered, to his stupefaction, very
fow books, a simple box of note-paper.
a rusted pen. and in the inkstand.
'""hm .ab 7' 1 t t
-It must bo that he does mental
work, ho said, as he took the, famous
lump and respectfully boro it uown-.
stairs to a room which he had pro
pared for his son-in-law. to which Hu
| had given tho name of work-room.
Then ho waited i;vpatiently for the
return of his children
They came back, happy, eriebantod.
she a little fatigued by the journey,
j ho still fresh, still handsome.
j After a pleasant family evening, tho
i young couple retired, and John went
i to find his lamp
"Your worx-lamp!" cried the
astonished fathor-ia-iaw.
-Why." said .iohu surprised, -it
isn't a work-lamp, it is simply a
••■.■»imply a lamp?"
-Yes; I cannot go to sleep without]
ja lamp, in the room. And then it
makes burglars think you are awake,
you know, and you can sleep with no
fear of being robbed."—Adapted for
tho Argonaut.
■ - . '
The confederates charged the station
and captured a company of infantry.
They then fetled trees aud placed
them on the track with other obstrue
This was scarcely done when
a train came thundering down from
A Brav« Eajliiepr i>.u
bunh anil Sives t.'u» Troop*.
Many of the heroic deeds of the
civil war that have pussed into histo
ry. like the stone covering the'bones
of thousands of the Union dead at Ar
lington. are monuments to the ••un
known." It was when General J. E.
It. Stuart commanding the cavalry of
General I.ee's army, struck Tunstail
Station, on the York River line, on
Through Ai
der to interrupt federal comtnunica
non. While this was in progress a
small body of federal cavalry ap
peared, but seeing the approach of
the main confederate force retreated.
June Id, 188d. that an engineer whose
name has not been preserved with the
record of his daring deed, proved
himself to be of such stuff as heroes
are made.
General Stuart conceived tho idea
of flanking the right wing of the Fed
eral army. In carrying out his plan
ho completely encircled the army of
General McClellan. On the afternoon
of June Id he left camp ostensibly to
go to Northern Virginia, but really
on his flanking movement. The next
day ho descended upoa Tunstall's Stn
t on and cut tho telegraph wire in or
tho direction of Richmond, loaded
with union troops.
the engineer proved himself tho pos
sessor of a cool head and a stout
Tien it xvas that
heart. Seeing the obstructions oa tho
track and a large force of the oonfed
erato cavalry he suspected danger,
and disregarding tho flying bullets
that whistled about his head he put
on a full head or steam. The engine
struck the obstructions, knocked them
out of the way and passed on without
accident, thus saving from capture
and consignment to rebel prison., a
train-load of union soldiers. The con
federates threw a close tire into the
passing train killing and wounding
a number of the troops.
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-; he h m ««Proaohfully.
' and noddc<1 l ° the ,0 - v wlth dream *
eye* who seemed anxious to say
"V <? uld ne star ar ' d , « u h nrd,a 1 n
- A helpmeet, " put in a little flaxen-
, . . . - , '
nalleu « ' .
-One xvho soothes man in advorsi
A JLIttlx- 'Hr!'*
• fiiiiit.iou of till»
Word **Wifc.**
The pretty school teacher, for a little
divortisement. had asked her class for
the best original definition of -wife."
and the boy in the corner had prompt
ly responded -A rib," says tho !SL
Paul Pioneer- Press.
ty," suggested a demure little girl.
—And spends his money when he's
flush. ' added the incorrigible boy in
t j )(J ,. 01 . n ,.,.
, . . .
j C ..°?.. "' r '
c lm lorl '
in l *pb h>.vm.
There is. says a trax'oler a g eat
peculiarity about the streets of this
African town, owing to which—un old
Dutch custom. I believe—it xvas not
uutil I had resided hero for several
months that I found out what street
] was living in. This sounds absurd,
but it is a tact nevertheless. The
plan of the city is simplicity itself—
Be ven main streets, each two milos
long, crossed at right angles by six
lesser ones. The plots of ground be
tween the main streets on which the
houses stand are named; not the
streets themselves. For example,
our three main thoroughfares are
called ( hurch street, i.oncinarket
street and Loop street. Now, in
walking down Longmarket street tho
houses on the right hand side are in
Loop street but those on the left are
in Long uarket street. Similarly, in
perambulating Church street, those
on the right hand side arc in I ong
market street whdo those on tho loft
are in Church street.
V. ... ,
s„„. o.(», ,« ..h«.
'J hero was a lull, and a pretty,
dark-eyed girl said, slowly:
—A wife is the envy of spinsters."
•One who makes a man hustle."
was the luixt suggestion.
-And keeps him from making a fool
of himself " put in another girl.
-Some one for a man to find fault
with xvhon things go wrong." said a
sorrowlul little maiden.
••.stop right there. ' said the pretty
tho best
.» il;irif'M.
Tliry K.»rn
ll «..Ml
The women physicians of Fhiladol
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t uun,Z u.yoiT" !
. u< , twcUun _ AmerU „ n s .„
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-My oxperloneo on one occasion ia
early days in the city led mo to bo
iiove that among tho rough class*» ;
they had a very expeditious and thor- :
ough way of disposing of murders l>y
doing away wah tho victims, " saida
t pioneer of San Jose Cal., to tho Cin
cinnati I nquirer reporter. • This
method oh .dated tile inconvenieneo
i to which murderers are often, in those
days subjected by reason of tedious
j trials, not to say anything of the eon
tinement in jails and danger of being
a ! hanged. Tlie iucident to which i re
fer took place in 1850. in an adobe
[ Mexican gambling house.
-1 had not been in the habit of fro
it quenting such place* but as 1 had a
j litllo time I thought 1 would look
«round town and sue what 1 would
ßnd in the way of excitement, i was
rather foolhardy tho-o days und 1
pushed my way into this little adobe !
hut that was crowded with drunken 1
Mexicans all engaged in gambling
There were not many white men in
San Jose thon, many of them having !
gone to the gold mines in Kl Dorado !
and other northern counties, and
when 1 made my appearance among !
tho crowd of dark, hard-looking gam
biers they looked at mo wiih consul
ernble surprise.
•d made my way to tho table where
they were playing a game of cards
1 never knew what kind of a game it
me and made me rush from the place
in alarm. The report of a pjsiot
rang out. and a Mexican, who was
seated on a bench next to the wall,
witli a ghastly wound
I and a number of others
scrambled out of there immediately.
and 1 went and notilied the Alcalde
and several other officers of the place,
•d think the government building
was located then about where Druid's
hail is now, at the northeast corner
of Market and Kl Dorado streets,
Several of tue officers went with me
There was
j unaccount ,ble. and it was an hour
I «Her the fatal shot was tirod beft.ro j
j wo finally reached the gambling
h uuse - dhb game* which were open
; «ml did not *ecm to be in the least
j prohibited, were again in progress as
;f nothing had happened, and no
trace of a dead man w as to be found.
to the gambling house.
I *sonsidcr»blo delay, that to me seemed
| W!li ^ or instant l looked on the
; u ' bl ° thoro happened a startling itici
' dent which completely disconcerted
of dropped dead
* n *••• head.
• Inquiries of the gamblers a, to a
shooting scrap» and a man being
killed wore met with looks of ama/o
a J body or other evidence of the crime
j f »uspectod I »ax more than retarded
* n n, y work by the o floors. I spoke
Mexican very w ill. having been
among them several years.
-I was not satisfied, and demanded
ment and wonder, and denials that
there had been any such occurrence.
There were no traces of bloo I in tho
wall or oa the bench where tho mur
dered man sat and l found my seif in
tho peculiar position of being entirety
unsupported in my story about a
murder. I then made search for tho
that thero must bo some sort of an
official inquiry into tho affair. To
this tho officials acceded, and tho
next day half a dozen of those that I
wus sure had »eon tho tragedy were
called upon toiestif.y what they knexv
about it. To my utter astonishment,
even under oath, all disclaimed any
knowledge of any pistol having been j
fired or any one having I use n »hot at
the time I claimed or at any other j
time that day.
-it was claimed by tho witnesses j
that no one xva, missing among their
friends or acquaintances, and there- i
fore no one could have boon murdered, i
So unanimous was tho testimony
against mo that tho officer* began to ,
turn upon mo look, a, if they sus
pected mo of insanity, and I actually
began myself to doubt whether or not
ti.c awful »cone I had beheld
Ethel—My vocal instructor says a
voice lika mine is worth fivo hundred 1
a year in any church choir. |
Maud —l don't doubt; besides you v'e
got genuine soprano temper logo with j
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reality or a vision. Tho investiga
tion camo to nothing, and nothing
mote was ever done about the matter.
I afterward learned in a confidential
sort of a way that the murdered man
was a very hard character and swindler
at cards, and therefore he had long
been marked out among the gamblers
as the victim for a bullet.
a j
•On the occasion tn question he had.
j boon doing some especially high-'!
handed work and his ond came, llow
( the body was over spirited away »0 i
noatiy and completely in so short a ;
! »pace of time was a mystery that I j
could nover solve. The gamblers
never showed any feeling »gainst mo '
for my act on in the matter. .Some
of my friends told mo I might bo in
danger after that but although for
several months subsequently 1 was
around among tho Mexicans at nil
hours of tho day and night I wao
nover harmed or oven threatened."
m» ri
Tho Doctor—Tho point 1». what
kind of work do you do dtfWug tho j
Patient—Vvoll, at tho house of. cor
The Doctor—What?
Patient—Vos, I'm a proof-reader.
Well l'.|(ll|i|ieil.
Irriifiition in <'>itiforrili.
As nearly as can bo aseortninod.
..j hnvo seen a good many scrim- .
mages with Indians of various tribes.
hut the wildest and woolliest Of the
wholo copper-colored breed are the
<• \ ««» Mnjor Dan AlUa. oneoj
the original -pathlluders of tho
trackless West
**Most Indians are born Hiieaus and
cowards, who do their lighting from
cover, but the Sioux fears neither
tiod. man nor the devil, and would
fljht Napoleon'* old guard in an open
tioUL. A bluff wont work on them
worth a cent, mid when they tackle J
you you can just make up your mind
, 0 dii some killing or lose your scalp, j
I was out in tho Southwestern part
of what is now South Dakota a few
y oars ago with a huntmg party i
when wu encountered a lot of bucks
«m the war path There wore twen
ty of them. wlulo my parly onty
numbered half a dosen, Buttho red
skins had tho old-fashioned ma ule
loaders, while wo wore armed with
.. -Tharo wusu't a ro.-k or tree for .
miles and we had to just -taml up to
the rack und take our fodder. Uno of ;
the party was a mining engineer, who ]
had been proqiuciiug for pay ro.-k j
and had with h'm several pounds of
dynamite and un electric buttery. He
was u Yankee — one of those quick
witteil people that would find a way
to get out of perdMio i though all
Milton's terrors guarded tlie out He
concealed the explosive in tho grass
attached his wire, and we retreated
slowly about 100 yards and stopped,
The redskins didn't waste any time
maneuvering; the came and saw and
e«pooled to conqu i in short order
On they came, straight ns tho crow
dies, and wo lay down in the grass
with rilles cocked. 1 tell you it was
au Interesting moment for us.
If tho batter fail«! to do its duty
wo were gone to a man Ihr. it dibit L
The liluo hellie' had dropped his hat
tear hi* Vesuvius, so that ho could |
toll just when to touch tho button, l
When tlie foremost horse had reached !
the hat ho turned on the current
There was an explosion that made t!i
very ground reel, and tho
forty rods was full o' horse d-sh and
fragments of nobio red men.
and rilles. blanket. mi l
-Now's our time bo. « I called
wo ran forward and began pumping j
the lead into tho ternffe l savages a* !
fast as we could pull a trigger 1 he I
remnant of the ■> trly took flight, and
I am known am • ;g the Sioux to thl* j
day as the thunder maker l it*, title i
does not l.slong to ms but It
liultuus Worn
llow » Hunt! of Mlo*»*
u.r .u.
b ck,km I
and !
mighty good capital out in tb.-.lr coun
Hit -ist I llslnms.
The origin of the custom of bury
ing people xx it,i their bead, to the
West is unknown. From aj
, . ...
f 0 ' 0 * ""'J P" rU 1,1 ]*"' world bno ,
buried thmr dead with their heads to 1
the West, not invariably, how
but wttii great uniformity
the rernoio origin lies u
of an immortality and a resurrection. I
typified by the return of tie »tin every
morning. Tho dead are buried no '
that when »he time comes they may
face the sun. xvhi h will xvako them. !
The first pastor of tlie church at l ast j
hump too. ,v !.. it ■may bo remarked I
directed that lie should bo buried !
with his head to the f ast so that at
tho resurrection ho might face hi,
congregation, but so general is the
custom of burying with tho head to
tlie West that this direction is notod
as an instance o' tho minister's occon
a tho Ir-iicf j
»ix different alia*-*
gro xvho xvas arreted at Albany
stealing, gave
. recently.
for c
A ... <>.
year*, was marri-d t,
mil. age I »>
i woman lately
LS Ids junior by fifty years
Ivin Kamil,/ Ui-H
at Schein- 'lady,
ir-il Im— on a
\ , lately, of 1
caused by xvearing <•
f«sil which had blistered.
A Mr.
Sorehead, of i
Jersey town .»-.pire, to political liono
If lie
change his name immediat-ic.
.... .
A miser living near Griffin's Corner,
N had ? cc " sion 11 fevv days ago to '
® xa,n 1,0 _ * ,ls money, which ho kept
Imonk a ouanilt! cancettl t < i d
mice hud entirely destroyed Ills for- I
rÄrfni ; 1
g.-t il, lie should
expects t
'i'lie difference between tin
>.'mi-barl>arous ai
tiens is quickly notice
The liarbarwu-.
ul civil
dili: tn
•s are tho
it polite.
hose I (allies a
■y man
re gri
tho claim
f them when
xvife ean't
up men und wo
that he took all the careo
they xvere little, and his
convince him he didn't
Whittier xvas not, afflicted
proverbial poverty of po ts
give» hl» homestead value I at *1*. win
and Wâ.oon in . . '. v relatives in
addition to other bequosts
))on . t tl , r „ V¥
dth tin*
Ills will
ror the gas
bracket carelessly and then
sleep without waiting to
ally turned on the gas iu this way ami
was nearly suffocatexl.
go to
see xv hat
A man in Nexvark accident
There are ex-military
officer.«, ex
doctors, ex-lawyers, «mu l««rd by court
esy, one baronet, several honorables,
f parliament and a
proprietors I
liich allowed his bun
grr or curiosity to get tho better of
ills discretion tried to explore the In- 1
terior of tin* shell of u live oyster
which had incautiously l«>ft Its door |
open. Tim bivalve eiosed doxvn on
the intruder's paiv and hetil him a
•d by the rising
me ex member
down bankrupt, landed
among the f.ondrsn cab drivers.
A largi- nil
prisoner till
« I row
. x curious discovery hu* been n
. .. . of
..robriand group oil mo mir .i * ,u
.... 1S . ... v.Z A " < IWl
„ { ng this liltlo * luni( ^
that it Lad no inhabit«",!
became they saw no evidence of hu.
ofoiinniUm sir Willis.»». \i..
j. , or ji,,, . t dmlnlstrator of Hriti'i
' ov 7 tjulneic *av» the island i,, ' l
' ' * , . s ,
, * . 1 ' . "" a
J J " à m'e broad on v éi i*
11 . . \vithin i • »r'.u ■
j " ' ; ' ' , . , *. 1 •' *'
011 ' 11 ' . *' L ' IU l ' '
. , uio'i ' ' lw ''
i 1 l ' .. , '
" M * . * ' 1 „ . ' .. L 11,1 #l *
" *, 1 J* ' '. l!l ®
, 1 .f 11 ** '* B< *
** ,! u1 ". .' 0 cur *l
wall »urrouml.ug ;t
1 here a out one ; musaml native»
' v '' 11 1". ' "7 , **' '
. ' m* 1 » •* ■• < •> u. c "*-■ 1 -m
a j"j' j'"' 1 '" ' 1 - "°j u '
; P>otoij protecioj iront i.c- wind by
] Ul " " H ' K - V m '\ that iin-ose* their
j I'ml-au I Ho 's amt ' ■ " to have
been au at«.! which was lifted tibovi*
*b * - a - 'e J hundr ; - « so that
l * 10 !I W ' 111 '" '»'m-. the curai
wu ^ stirrounduig toe plateau. Os
1,1 * "voted amt almost inaccjsslbte
pbdn thirteen village* each of
which contains over tweatv house*
'' r " HU* ta McGregor says the a*
lives gave him a most pb-asnnl recap,
** on **e found it dt heult to travel
through some villages oo account of
the yams eo. oaouts mats and other *
articles that were laid down before
h i m for hi* acceptance. There are
inter-tribal hostilit é* and it is not
posslblo fur the natives of other
islands to oppress the people, be aus«
°» their plateau naturally furtilied as
Hi» they »re inaccessible to hostile
| tnbws 1 he dra nitgo of the plateau
l h excellent. I hero are great ear
! Hies in the coral wall through which
j most common thing, in daily use- It
! is « -idol» that any thought 1* bexlow.
I 0 | u poa them Matches that am ig
„.ted by frict ion worn first u*«d m
j i
Nativ«« l'«»U(ifi un ill« 4*1*t«w« of
liMlUtt Isluiid.
X» Fait
I th
lU iiiteri and make» it, way
o rn
i to the
»■( i
laute Thin*,,
flier l'U| a
rl In t.ih»
I *••'•»'
« anti pin» bring um ms the
which time they were
maxie to catch fire (rum a »park «truck
r»tcci—a very Inconveni
ent method. It i* hard to »a/ how
mmiy million* of matches nr>- made In
a day but wiu-n th» number ol people
that use them is reckoned the total
•urn is appalling. Probably hi the
ci tv ol New York alone over ïiUVW
»•„»!<. !-!(>;«
from fl.nl
1 tot,r >•"
I ,, r, . v made, yet o
Hi» lumber used in the match busi
' «•'*» attain* r»«r«otts proportion*
Tin, are mentioned av far back as
! 1 ,M b"t not until the beginning »<
j l| ii« century wer» they manufactured
I machinery The ohl way «d matt*
! ir, l? each pin by hand must have been
v " r - v »edlwia and it I» not l kei* that
people wm socnrele*» with them then,
** l, ioy wer« mu> b more expensive
li,Bn now. It has often been »«ft
matches n o u»ca
very twenty
But m itches tire such
little thing« that no body ever se.-ms
P> 111 ilk of l Pom.
From an ordinary
t»ti (usi matches
fen at that rale
j Htc.-c inch
ilered what heroine» of pins that nrxi
lost, but tt is hard to -ay.
tiro fourlern distinct operatin'*« I"
making a pin and lots of trouble at
tached to tho proxies*
mild- of liras* anti then tinned and
blanched, and millions of th«m i*ro
manufactured daily. As a pin can
ite used more than oocw the number
lived docs not equal that of matches,
but still mi;-s upon mile* of wir» i«r»
used annually la thoir manufacture.
Like mat-hes thxxy are little tiling»
but when
pin or a match and ih-ro
i» none to bo found, then you realise
wlmt an important part they play in
dttdy life. Harper's Young People
I hero
Pin, are
and not much thought o?

> n„ r uauy x hiuirsa.
• A colored woman residing at Indl«
' Hm , ln h,.* Wn the mother of
fifty ihrco children One of her »!*•
tor. had thirty chtidmn and another
. . . . .. •
I A '«li.rlilxoio*.
; 1 *"•• '•*.*««»-"- «-• —
-S«», ,(»..■•
1 multos money »career.
GIANT and dwarf
re ol
It VVns a SI «II. 1er on me litlrllllivi
Hi., ltrllish I'uliHe.
Tom Thumb uh-o first taken In
hnglund, lodged at tiio «auto
with l.ablaclie. Ill* great singer. A
It u ' si ii n lady xva* very anxious Io sc«
Tom thumb and went to Egypti»«
hail for timt purpose, but found I hat
Hin exhibition wus over. Ilowevar.
sim found out his hotel and went
there, says Ihn Argonaut,
knocked at a door, which was opened
by a man of colossal proportion*
started liuok In some alarm, but was
reassured by the amiable and gracious
manner of the man,
take." said tho lady,
thumb I wish to »on." —Very well
madam " said lho giant. —I am bo.
■ You monsieur? Why. I had been
told that lm was so very little
"Oh!" said lathi ache -that Is for
tlie public luit w hou I come homo 1
make myself comfortable by resuming
in y natural size." Tho indy again
who w»»
• l must have made a mis
•it is Tom
I stammered her astonishment, when
I Lahlncho said: -Madam.'•jour sap -
position is nut very flattering I» H'°
British public. Do you suppose th°.V
1 Wl > ihl go in crowds to look nt a m*->
Hir the mere reason Hint ho xvas v«'ry
| Httlo? The Interesting thing is the
transformation, it Is that which at
lr ncts people." The Inii.v admitted
l, inl Hie remark wus vorv roasonublo.

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