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^gfei|àcERCI8E THAT WILL »b|nG HEALTH. EB...IOP tb. Thro.» and " * «*m r **. >bBaH .s.tiiJliir half an bear after best possible aid to ry it, weak-chested, ^^Hjtod sisters mine, and ^^H experleuce. I have no ^^^Btroduce. 00 novel theo- : Irate. I am simply anx » sake of my sex, that flous experiences as a y become of service to y justify me in saying Bt mlvanoed cult of phy ^Hg for womon can offer ^^ps easy, as simple and as Hnd lips, which produces Hovon Ix autilul results, Hng up health. H you learn this arL which Hun improvement on the H the school boy as the ; ■lie prima donor Is on the Hho squaw? 1 will try to Bites Mrs. Alice shuw, tho Bisller, lit the I'Ulladet & j Htitlc aud artistic wills He- the result of an expul- j Hr, in the lun/s through Hml lip«, each treating Hung lit turn the air cur Hi by the almost automatic H of our breathing ma- j H> artist in whistling ever Hr nth lu. The strength H, proper result» Is gained i Breathing out long and He u singer. Practice this 1 si of all, tho volume and ' phrasing. There will ho ; u kicrous In the suggestion j may bo phrasing in whltti- j once Ibe study of the i selul diversion has pas»od j ■y stage. Marchesi says j i do is •'singing" In all ' riiiiical definition of sing- j s For lack of a (letter J iuu*t »till call it "whistl- ) tor ^tiB whistling. Aud by this ^^Hterrise of the muscles of m i till .* »ft ■ I iki e ii note desirable. 1 far more than the public j I» by that word. And it I of prolonging life ana [ suffering which I sincere [ »ne popular! ed at no dla i If the physicians in |»o«pitals for the treatment k ot the throat and chsst «•>.-.»„•<• thoir patients to ■ th-»-! of Interesting the Hmling the lungs, develop H»cl«» of the neck and bust Hating the musical taste. H would. I am sure, prove I sod gratifying. HtUh a» I hare had since 1 His magnificent oxotci»« Ben to la* appreciated. My fc*uro has Increased four p. throat measure three V'. ray lung expansion five ■he muscles of ray neck I face have had a course of which they could not have btlierwise. not even from a peu-e. and my lungs have plunUy powerful The only pitmen!# I lia « to fear are [lip« and a cough, and the ■n almost proof agalnat I the full benefit of this exorcise, throw the head the lungs to theireapa-ily. with the lips ana throat rin proper position, expel trough tho lips. By and by P" »ill find herself or him whistling is just as good |trr a mais as for a woman — t weary of tho monotone I' will bo attempted, and (lie the morn delicate mod t>f vocal training. it Is truo that only lifted with a "natural whts P Iierfocl ear for music can phistler* of tho first rank, [am indeed very rare, it Is Nruo that there Is no one pot attain a pleasing degree knee and greatly profit In I- To become an artist in I requires a hard rourto of I anil study of hours and Ithimt tho neglect of a day. achieve gratifying success I» only (»oi'severancc. iciul cxcrel-o of tho lips Is S', but they must have tho [ care. In learning to trill ____ I» necessarily usod; in kind of trill, however, tho B 11 " most work. All begin H °ut <»t breath, hut that is H" I')' study, just tlie same ns ^H learns to sing. My breath seems to lie ondless—I can H notes so long. It is simply ^H|"n nnd fondness for my ^H»>t have enabled mo to do ^H practice nnd find that to work tho lungs often and ^Hmnst beneficial. ^Houghly enjoy whistling, and pleased when I am study* ^H"lt music. Whon 1 got very ^Hm Hint tho muscles of my 1 know then that I B? ™.V music. 1 take up n new ^H in..sic with n good professor ^Hig and with tho |>iuno, and ^Hery noto quietly anil thor B until I got tho drift of It all ^H>'st lesson. Thon it Is only 'W 'lev with tho saino pro ^Bntll 1 get |t learned by hoart. hi! III! am r 1 ®''«« Atwnjr« Money. f ,ftn Spofford of the library (roT-s probably knows py member of oithor house, sets only $4,000 a year sal [ilo each Lu m mm t member of congress Knowledge is "t It isn't always money ln I did world. —Boston Globe. 1 more. * THE LIFE-SAVING JACKET. It Has Several Valuable Inipruveuirnlu Over the Old Style. Without implying that many of the life bolts supplied to vessels not up to the required standard of buoyancy it Is evident that consider abl ° drawbacks are attached to their use. They are liable to slip down the body and by thus increasing the buoyancy of the lower limbs to as slat in drowning the unhappy wearer by Immersing bis head. Like jack ets have been invented in the past. but to everyone there were serious practicable objections—and where : inflation Is necessary to secure buoyancy it can bo ea«lly seen that such jackets are not fairly described as life-saving, seeing that they not ready for any emergency. Laid 1er's life-jacket is the first llfe-jaokut approve»! by the London board of trade, and it has already established a tneasuro of popularity which promises to secure for it in time prautically universal adoption. It is a jacket comfortable to wear, as the writer can personally vouch, mad« of the best Irish linen, und part of tho main structure of the jacket. The capes, as the inventor ; styles the (our cork floats, when the wearer is In tho water, project out ward from his body and assist to make him buoyant. Even if they wore op,-n it would be practically j impossible for them to come off lit the water, but to j chance of uns occurring special rangements are made for trebly curing them, jack* t and no! a belt. It may Is* ex peeled that sailors and officers will j more frequently wear them, and be preparud for emergencies oftciu-r thau they are at present, for to i some extent, naturally, the present life belt Is considered more or less 1 as an incumbrance. Special means ' have also been taken to make them afford protection from the weather, ; u hood b/lng provided to protect tho j lieud. with a respirator attached, j which will, at least, prevent a great i influx of water into the mouth when j the wearer is battling with the sea: j for life._ ' j J ) an are provided with cork ribs, forming obviate any nr Beside», being a Teaching Navigation. A man once sent his son to an Irish schoolmaster who advertised that he taught navigation. During j Christmas holidays he discovered that the bov was not receiving in struction in that branch of study, and went to see the schoolmaster about it ••Why don't you leach my son navlcatlon?" he asked "How am Oi goln' to ta he navi gation. sorr. when the navigation is all closed up Now York Tribune was the answer — \rrsi#<l m Million or Mk All Balm rubbed hl« eyes. The spectacle dazzled him. "Aha, ' he suddenly exclaimed, as an Idea struck hint Seizing a two-bushel sack ho hurriedly filled it with dia monds and other precious stones from a pile near tho ontranco of the cava "H I can sell these things for anywhere near what they are worth." bo muttered, "I'll try light housekeeping In a flat again, just for luck."—Town Topics Opp<M»d to lt!«tn<l*r I »«plica lion. Mr. Wlmpurso— But why do you insist that our daughter should marry a man whom she does not like? You married for love, didn't you? Mrs Wlrapurse—Yes; but that it no reason why 1 should let our daughter make the same blunder — New York Weekly. RARE AND VARIED. Last spring a pair of robin red breasts made their nest in a pew of Thames Park chapel. Oxfordshire, and successfully reared a brood of young. They did not nnprur in the least dis turbed by the services A sturgeon weighing l.ttO pounds was caught in the laspiart sea two weeks ago. The head alone weighed 23 S pounds and the fish furnished alHiut l'.'O pounds of roc for caviare. The fish was sold for filrto. Appointments to the New York based upon a required potic« force are height, .".feet Rtf Inches, In the appli cant. but aomo of the "Unrat" seem by recent evidence to have hern required to pay as high as 8500 for thrdr places, Neighborhood rivalry runs so high in one part of Wasco county. Ore., that they steal bridges and move them to other roads. An organized watch has to lie maintained to pre vent more depredations of the same kind. A burglar got into a room over Edgortoii. Wla., bank and svhrn night spent two hours rutting a hole through tho floor it» order to let him self down with a rope ladder. Of course, the safe was locked and, as he had provided no means of blowing it open, he didn't get a cent. An order has recently been issued from the British admiralty to the effect that sentries on duty on men-of shall not wear side arms In th* Ighborhood of electric dynamos. This is because the bayonet becomes magnetized through close proximity to dynamos, with the result that coin passes are affected by sentries passing near them. A New York jeweler has hit upon a novel scheme for attracting notice to his window. Ile has put ou exhibi tion and suie a watch valued at SW>. nnd every day he takes »' from tho price. The second day It was offered at »«ft. the third at #«>, and so on. A card bearing the date» and daily shrinking in price Is placed beside the knows that an , am* U .IT no The Jewo!*! somebody will wont to get the time piece for #10, but will also be on pins I and needles lest some other fellow 1 steps in before him and buys it for 914. watch. ELECTRICAL WONDER. Iron to « White Heat In a Tall of Water. liaising iron or steel to a welding heut by plunging it Into a bucket of water is one of the more recont elec trical accomplishments which has excited no end of interest and ad miration. It lias been applied in a practical way as an every-day sub stitute for the time-honored forge lire. At the Kdison illuminating company's station at Brooklyn. N. Y., the "water-pail forge, - ' as it bas been aptly named, can be seen In daily operation, and the practical value of its astonishing perform ances has there been demonstrated beyond all doubt. Across the top of an ordinary wooden water bucket rests a bar of Iron, to which the negative pole of a dynamo is attached by wire. The other pole of the machine is connect ed with a plate of copper in the bot tom of the bucket. To bring the end of any desired bar of iron or steel to a welding heat, all that is necessary is to rest it against the bar across the tcp of the bucket and to dip the point into the water within. This closes the otoetric current, and in a few moments the bar becomes hot enough to be readilv worked under a blacksmith's hammer. What actually huppens when the circuit is closed is this: The "water in the bucket, under the a.-tion of the pass ing current, immediately begins to decompose into its component gases, oxygen und hydrogen, aud the latter adherer In a Him to the submerged part of the metal bur. protecting it from contact with the surrounding water. If now the electric current were not very strong it would cease to flow, because of the break in the circuit made by the hydrogen ac cumulation With a sullicieut strength of current, however, the resistance of the hydrogen envelope is overcome, and in doing this heat is devoloped, sufficient in this case to quickly bring the end of the bar to a whlto heat. That the water does not quen-h the bar is readily explained by the fact that the hy drogen Him prevents the two from coming into actual contact llow great the possibilities of this water tail forge arc can easily be imagined The ordinary forgo and blower and the necessary attendant coal and smoke and du t are all entirely dis pen sod wit», and the whole outfit may be a likely feature ol the ideal blacksmith shop of the near future, __.—_! I Mr. OiMer u Tou.iiH by Hear!»* Ik j * # *** ,#r * *" ,h# r,r s,ort,u j It has been remarked that there is ; no music In nature's solitudes of Ice. says Harper's Magazine. Mr. W. H. j (itlder. who accompanied the sledge exp -dit ion of 187# through Great FUh river and Haves river regions, j alludos with some feeling to one llv- j ing scrap o song that he met there, and the struggle it cost him to la/ violent hands on the only species of Arctic creature shat ha» a tuneful AN ARCTIC SONG BIRD. vole*. ••I shot two of an apparently dis tinel species of snipe." he says, "to preserve their skins for the Smith sonlan Institution collection. One was distinguished by a »we it, simple song somewhat similar to tho lark's, its silvery tones gushing forth as if j in perfect ecstacy of enjoyment of , sunshine and air. at the same time Î rising and poising itself upon its ' wings "It almos. seemed inhuman to kill tho sweet little songster, particu larly as it was the only creature in tho Arctic that uttered a pleasant song All other sounds wäre such as tho scream of tho hawk ami the gull, quack of tho duck, tho yell of tho wolf, tho 'oof. oof!' of the wal rus or the bark of the seal —oil harsh und unmelodious suvo tho tones of this sweet little songster. Nothing but starvation or scientific research could justify tho slaughter of one of those innocents. • I believe I shut my eyes when I pulled the trigger of my gun. and I know my hoart gave a regretful thump whon 1 heard tho thud of its poor, blooding body on tho ground." Kippt ms »I. . Kleptomania, according to a med ical man, is not so rare a disorder of the nervous system as is naturally supposed. It is common enough. Ono of tho best evidences of tho dis ease is tho brightness of color of tho things stolen. A kleptomaniac sel dom. if over, steals money. Nothing oxMtos the cupidity of a diseased tnlnd so much as color, and. as a rule, it will bo found that the goods taken b; kleptomaniacs aro bright or colorod to a high dogroo. A Mean Itorcolt. First Podunk Citizen—Why ha old Skinflint refused to run for sher iff again? Second Clttzon—No money in it The fees have dropped to any more, nothing. • •It paid woll once." ••Y'es. but the tramps got mad ho he didn't treat them weil enuso enough, and thoy havo boycotted the town." A »Ion« (krvlni Mach n«». Antonio Zanardo. an Italian marble cutter, of New York, has invented a carving machine. Tho tool stone may bo given any required angle to produce any desired undercut, and may lie rogulatod to carve va rious embossed or intaglio figures the tamo or different pianos. upon mtry St niton«. Itpsnttrylna «'< in order to beautify country sta tions an English lady has sent pres ents of soods and cuttings from hor conservatory to all tho station mas ters on the lino ovor which she travels from her rural homo. its flesh with their great claws, and j punctured and lacerated St with their powerful beaks j ••The animals eyes were wild and j bloodshot with terror. Its bellowing ' was frightful to hear It lashed its I tail in agony against its torn and ! I bleeding sides, and rushed this way j that way. while the huge vul j lures boat against it and slashed ; and torc i t with cJaws and ..f galloped along and watched this j crue i chase. The herd thundered | on . Kvery condor that had been in ■ i pursuit of the great body of cattle, j j their appetites whetted by the scent j o( blood that poured from the flesh i j 0 f t hU mutilated steer, abandoned the herd and joined in mad pursuit j ASSAILED BY CONDORS. Th« Ways of the foniior or th« Ando» and the Terror Which lie Inspires in j Cattle—An Exciting (.'htlittfl liMtf-MU. AN EX-ENGINEER'S STORY OF SOUTH AMERICA. Scene Upon a \ ! j ! I "The appearance of a hawk circling ] about in the air over a poultry yard will not fill a brood of chickens with more terror and excitement than will tho shadow of a condor on the wing carry to a herd of cattle feeding on : a Chilian plain, as the great vulture swoops down from its eyrie in the pathless Andes to maneuver for ! prey," said John C. Maxwell, who is i one of the last of the engineers who were with the famous Harry Meigs in his great South American enter prises of a generation and more ago, j to a Denver liepublican writer. "1 was quartered once as a pur- j chaser of supplies for our party at I the little village of Latosta. at tho very base of the Andes, with about i a mile of plain stretching away to | the ocean. At sunrise on the very ; first morning I was in tho village I was awakened by a great commotion ' among the populace. I soon learned j that condors bad come down from the mountain summits that morning ! in large force, and were even then ! busy with selecting cattle from the herd pasturing near and belonging j to the village. Looking across tue 1 plain I saw that a great cloud of dust covered a wide area of it. and j out of this cloud came the roar and | tremor that had frightened ms. ••It was all caused by tho herd dashing wildly about, fleeing in ter- , ror before the pursuit of the raiding "Mounting my horse I dashed away over the plain, passing jabber ing and shouting group» of villagers who were hurrying afoot toward tho rolling cloud of dust, in which were hidden the terror-stricken com mon property of the hamlet and Its ravenous and determined foes. "As 1 rode up to within a few rods i of the stampeded cattle one of the i herd burst suddenly trom the dense volumc of dust. Four immense con- ; dors were following it closely, and. I swooping down upon it, tore at : condors. of this one fated beast "Although the poor brute sped j over the ground with the speed of ! u 10 fleetest race horse, tho attack j n g birds kept easily close at its j aides, plring their terrible beaks | and talons. The herd, free from the ( assaults of tho condors, came to a j »top a mile or so away, and the j mounted herdsmen dashod back and | , became spectators with me of tho \ Î struggle between the agonized steer ' They and its relentless pursuers, carried their lariats, and Bpurrea their horses on the heels of the bo leaguered animal, foilowod as it was by the entire field of giant vultures ••The procession of excited villag ers had also come up by this time, j nnd huddled about in chattering, screeching, yelling groups, hurling j choice Spanish curses at the bold j flock of winged depredators that were butchering by slow torture one of tho best of the herd before their very eyes •Following close the fated steer, and circling around it by thoir amaz ing horsemanship as it dashod hero j and there, tho herdsmen threw their I lariats again and again, and several | of the condors were iassoed and ro- j moved from tho chase. j ••Once the poor steer, as if look- j ing to us for succor, rushed in among the horsemen and the group of vil lagers. Regardless of our presence tho desperate residue of condors citing to his bleeding sides or dashed fearlessly along in its wake. The doomed animal was black with dust and streaming with blood from a j hundred wounds. The excited crowd ! scattered before the advance of tho ! steor ana his pursuers, and the j herosmen, having strangled to death the condors they had brought down, advanced again to cast their lariats. The stoer cirelod around in a stura bling and unsteady way. ••Bloody foam dropped from his lips. His bellowing bad changed to husky moans. Ills tongue, red and swollen, hung full length from »8 mouth. Once as he parsed mo a huge condor swooped down upon him, seized tho steer's tongue in its beak and literally w,-onched it out , by the roots and flow away to gorge the dainty morsel. 1 ho steer threw ; hie head up with ahear rending cry. and thon 1 saw two hidoous. eight less cavities, dripping blood The condors had plucked his eyes from thoir aoekets! ••The spot where the steor had been separated by tho condors from the rest of tho herd was not more than an eighth of a mile from tho seashore. Tho poor beast all this time had circled around on the plain ! in a small space, and had drawn no noaror to the ocean than when he ! was first cut off from his fellows Suddenly, tongueloss, sightless, nnd tottering and rapidly weakening ; from tho oifoci of his tnyrla j of ' wounds, bo wheclod. turned his head j you're worth— j The Millionaire—Sever mind what j I'm worth. With three eligible ' daughters on my bands and the tow a I chock full of foreign noblemen, ! $2.000 is all I can afford to be worth. and don'» you forget it—Chicago Kecord. | blubber of the whale recently cao ■ tu red off Amagansett, I- L. resulted j in forty barrels of oil About a hun dred pound® of whalebones, averag i Sn S »even feet in length, were taken from tbo llead of the monster. The j total value of the whale was $2,003. seaward, and gathering himself as if for a last desperate effort, dashed madly away In that direction. Blunging and reeling on ward, and still pursued by the rav enous vultures, the dying steer rushed madly on. He reached th6 j beach and fell dead, with his head in \ the surf. Instantly a dozen great beaks were tearing his flesh trom his bones. I spurred my horse for ward and galloped to the spot where the condors were stripping tho car cass. When I reached the beach the great birds rose lazily, one after an ! other, from the feast and soared up ward in oblique circles until they were mere specs against the snowy summits of the Andes, half submerged by the tide was all that remained. across the plain, vindictive villagers j were kicking tho lassoed condors about and stamping them Into the ground, hissing curses between their ! teeth at every kick."—New York I Sun. ] : ! i j j I Cats have a peculiar commercial i importance in certain Hues of trade, | In some parts of the count-y marine ; insurance does not cover damage done by the depredations of rats; ' but if the owner of the cargo thus j damaged can prove that the ship was not furnished with a cat he can ! recover compensation from the ! owner of the ship Then, again, a ship that is found under certain j 1 creature on board is considered a derelict and according to ce-tain j conditions is forfeited! It has not | infrequently occurred, after all the otherwise abandoned, that , canary, domestic fowl, but most fre quentiy a cat. being found on board. has saved the vessel from being con domned as a derelict. Consequently ship owners, considering the cat's proverbial tenacity of life, as well as its presence being a bar to claims of damage hr rats, always take care not to send a ship to sea without having a cat on board, i i the Weekly Commercial Rating Bul ; letln—I want you to do me the favor I of quoting me in subsequent issues : as worth about $'2.0 )'). The Manager—But, Mr. Pursefatt, A skeleton When I returned Cut» Are Commerrlalljr Impo tant. circumstances without a living crew have been lost or the ship a live No: to Ran litjr Risks, The Xlillionaire, at the office of A Valuable Cat 'b. The work of "trying out" the j ! j | ( manganese mines, Hcreisacommentthatrccentlyap peared in a Chinese newspaper: "The | second son of the Manlarin Ko Lin i \ said to have four legs. That is the fault of the moon, RANDOM NOTES. Stiver gray falsa hair is the most difficult to obtain. Virginia has the world's greatest lt is estimated that the aggregate of our exports and imports during the last two years shows a greater falling off than has ever occurred, unless it was during the first two years of the civil war. j Germane is now the best educated nation of the continent, vet only 100 j years ago German teachers in many j parts of the country were so poorly paid that they used to sing in front of houses in order to add to their in come by odd p -ncc Since the statement has been offi eially made that the District of Colum bia has the largest death rate from j consumption of any part of the United I states, the people of Washington are | rising to inquire why this is so. Some j attribute it to the soldiers* home and j government offices and others to other j ... ... , , . , ,, .... M,ss Linkles—i wonder if I 11 live t<, Wl ' m - v 30tb birthday, lie No: u only comes once. Nodd—I wish l could cure my wife j of dyspepsia. Todd—Why don't you ! get a servant girl to do your cooking? ! "Well. I don't care; then's one ad j vantage in haring low ceilings," said Mrs. Oldhouse to Mrs, Newhouse; "you can slap mosquitos better." causes. A LITTLE FOOLING. Enamored Youth —May I hope to find a place in your heart? Ladylove, g D siecle—If you hurry up. There are onlv a few choice locutions left. "How do you lika this style of bon net? - R , 1P »^ed. "1 don't know," he answered, without looking up from his haven t Mcn the b m av present." , determineii voice . aUo w only ono Q to u , k tl , me w.,v." "And ; ^ u demanded. "You. « . ho Ued sofu as . • ' , , . h « f amoved h « pedey D«»ggist-\ ev »... lara. 1 remember very we 1 your buy.ng a stamp. Lady -Weil. I put t on a very important an.l mailed it. It has not been r«*c»ve.l. 1 want you to understand «m* I shall buy mv stamps elsewhere ,1, ' s occurs again, ! Clara, thinking to make Ethel cn vious—You can t imagine how de ! llghtfnlly Charley makes love. Ethel —Oh, yes 1 oxn. lie us -d to try it with me until 1 snubbed him ; "Mr. ' better half, "1 want you to take your feet off the pari >r table." Mrs. McClintock." h? said.in a fixed. ills shouted McClintock," WANT AN OCEAN TRIP? Von Ma; Go to Knrope If' Tot» Are- Nee Afraid to Work. Most people connect with the thought of going to Europe an idea of considerable expense, but there a--e manv people who. go. free» and firms that advertise for people who are willing to go free. This is such an advertisement: WAPJTED-Men on cattle steamers to Eng land work for pa tsage. Apply employment office. «I G— at Not the quickest nor the loosest nor the most comfortable way to get to Liverpool, but a way that an swers the purpose of many people, and when they are there—in. Liver pool or Glasgow—they are just as much there as if they had gone first cabin and paid so many dollars a day for seasickness, says the New York Advertiser. A reporter had hardly entered the door of the employment agency on street when two- man came in together carrying a cheap» rope strapped tin trunk. "Is that all?'' asked the man at the desk, addressing one. of the newcom ers G "That's all. " "Be here at half-past nine to-mor row morning. Leave tho trunk there." The prospective passenger had been there betöre and had made bis arrangements A minute later two fairly dressed young men came in. The genius at the desk "sized them up" with a glance. It »ras just such a look as the pawnbroker gives au unfamiliar face. The verdict was unfavorable. The men didn't look enough like work and appeared rather too prosperous Tho fellow at the desk answered a few questions with "yes" and "no" and then asked abruptly: "Where are you going?" "Well," said one of them, "we diln't much care. We thought we'd go to Paris." "Wo don't run any boats to Paris." was the serious, quick-spoken re joinder, with an accent and expres sion that plainly meant: "That's all there is to be said," "But-" "Wo don't run any boats to Paris. Do you belong on the other side?" "No: we belong here." "I thought so. This is intended for people who have come here from Europe and want to get back." The next man was ragged and had his coat collar turned up. He wasn't asked whether he belonged on the other side: that didn't matter in his case. He wasn't going on a lark, he knew. The routine of questions and answers was gone over liko clockwork. It was as simple a mat ter as hiring a man to take a trunk to South Brooklyn. The shipment of cattle to Europa has grown from 50) head a week ten years ago to 8.003 a week now from this port, Boston. Philadelphia and Baltimore being the three Atlantio ports from which cattle are shipped. ArqualnUid YTiih One Nautical Fhratc. Lord Mansfield was presiding at §_ trial consequent upon a coilisiön of two ships at sea. when a sailor, while giving testimony, said: "At the time T was standing abaft tho binnacle." Whereupon his lordship, with a proper desire to master tho facts of the case, observed: "Stay, stay a minute, witness; you say that at the time in question you were stand ing *abaft the binnacie'. Now tell me what is 'abaft tho binnacle?'" This was too much for the gravity of "the salt." who immediately before climb ing into the witness-box had taken a copious draught of neat rum. Re moving his eyes from the bench, and turning round upon the crowded court with an expression of intense amusemenL he exclaimed at the top of his voice: "He's a pretty fellow for a judge! Bless my jolly old eyes! You have got a pretty sort of a land lubber for a judge' He wants me to tell him where 'abaft the binnacle' is!" Not less amused than the wit ness. Lord Mansfield rejoined: "Well, my friend, you must fit me for my office by telling rao where 'abaft the binnacle" is. You've already shown me the moaning of 'half-seas over.' * —Argonaut. Overcome. His eyes met her's for an instant in a glance of intense and agonized appeal. A moment later he stag gered to his feet "Crushed!" he moaned. He was torriijly pale. "Crushed," with faltering footsteps ha moved away. 'Crushed, he could do was to tell tho police man on the corner that a girl with a white cap and blue bloomers had run him down with a bioyclo. No. he was unable to furnish a more de tailed description. She had disap peared very suddenly. —Detroit Tri bu ne All tv hat««. Although whales grow to enor mous size, sometimes eighty and even ninety feet long, the throat is so small that the animal nannot swal low a bite as large as a tea-biscuit. This applies to the common whale; the sperma oti has a mouth large enough to swallow a man. Trivial. Madgo—Mr. Dummy, my fiance— Clara—Excuso me. Mr. Dummy is my fiauee. Madge—Oh. pardon mo. As I was «bout to say. Mr. Dummy,our fiance-— TH» Mammoth Cara. Visitors to the Mammoth cave of Kentucky are loss in number now than they were ton years ago, al though the cave has been explored to a depth of eleven miles. Anktng « < 1 öoJ !>«•*!. Church Usher—Plea** loave your umbrella in this rack. Worshiper, da/.ed—But this um brella it a silk one.