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day, when the little boy was
niuong the rocks, he heard j
u «lr a »ireet musical song; and
Hi. - in the direction from whence
,i • „
HmnI to »ime.be am the siren
*iw singing as " I'* swam aintmg
*at«t, iiiiil W"M*I b* r < v a
^■""bnllumt that it dallied you
! Li *
Pta« very quickly to the cabin
iwkis father was working.
Ah, pip», s- 1 ' 1 ' "*': ' , come and
rim IS a Ml ta *"?
rtsa-Houlm more beautiful than
t ! have seen. It sings, and it
ns like gold. ..
like tir*-. pupa, bdd«! the girl,
eiwnl seen it »I»«,
b>*hoemakerand his wife hastened
foflos tlieir children, but when
v warbed the shore the siren had
ippMirvd iliey saw no siren ou
«aned heard no singing
H m nothing,'' said the in Other,
•thiMreii dreamed It all."
M Iw «Its not so Incredulous ns
irtrTtie next mornlnglie told
Mkfldrsii to go bock to the edre
water and watch attentively
~ if the t-m,tiful singing fiel,
Kkl dnm itself again.
rse little hoy went „«t. but ns
*4» hr had gone n few* su-jw from
*..tmh- run I...k. 'TtltiK ou.
«. the iH-nutifui Ash has ,
_ap„, you can hear it slag j
,, , .
*wn tfe y «.-nt outside they henni
Wbsfb-!«| I to gîïVo flwniiahon*
Ult;«.« Umsmi, who
>|.)|.-I a 1 » mi on the w.ivnf
s j 1., _ f i„ ,| u
iwfeet altovc the wntt-r
k l'ii B*»t an ..nlinarv ifadi '* said
r m
' k U '
th W 1 hi« (-»*■«» n ,».i eet
p rimp« we cnn catch H I
d like Very much to see it close
JJL .s In —. .L.)
went to wortt t to get th*
. 1 , <in ' !.'; W W . . i 1 "'
r , set them Irntb. vnin;
pm tii" riiowvwt halt on tb*<
tbc singing !i„>h did not come
it, although tiiey saw it
t*'"?* . ,
Tfedswmiiker thought often of;*
Mmmlerf.il lUh. and deviard many
»tatog." u * 'ne day he «*,*
' *'•; he saw the
w^*ho. cradled l«y the waves and ;
*«* floating ot a short
9 n *»L^' n ' m *'!' "hone. lie went,
otftesat-r without making any
»».«ml «hppod n large basket
!>«<l. tmdhr her. and carried
<>fl in it to »In* land without wnk*
*,f r , : s '*" *■'»» «tsmt the sit.- Of a
ymn* Hhehndgolddi j
Bn '* her white and |H»lisli«l
mvniblc.1 that of a woman.
" f î''"' "he had ««*, «"•!
ended with a tail of a fish.
said the shoemaker ns he
Hnt |„. r- "my litUeoiie* di«l not
tJ'." really the most curious
Ârjïïr ItiH half
TOO »ml half fish."
Hsttimfe those reflections on hie
*f *y k to his cabin; and he had
"fed it when the siren awoke and
Ah.1 : , - ,
shoemaker, you surpriscl me
S»*"" asleep. I lev you to take ,
weit to the water, now that you
me clos.*, ami I will protect
»mi ni! your family as long ns
J" «hHwer.M he, "1 will nrtt nut I
' ''yk in*,, t he «*„. I hâve
n rhwlf oryo„ for a long time, nnd
^»teniy wife and children. Inm
ba.L® y°® to the house so
they cnn s«s> vou; but when you
"•"»'(ta song, If my wife wislies,
carry you lawk to the place
„ »Weil I took you."
^caUcl his wife, who wna named
3 «"'I h* cried to her: •
Ä' rvr horo " t " i nn ' 1
§Lk"!"' Ï have the singer
iW K :r l * nmn * n>n. full or joy,
«tll 'V"' li,rl '' und Kir1 '
. ™ ion I o examine the siren.
"lie said; "It Is too Van il fui
kä-v"" .. " kr '*•
!™;Ä.aÄVo» a W
will never ent any
1*4' H î ,,H hi " world, for you will
BS: ,,m not a flsil like the
in«) J. ^ the Binm of Pre*naye,
,hii;Vr b "*l*and surprised me
Ioq 1|]|' V,W "i'S'ping. Ask of me what
Z nn 'i 1 will 1 grant It, for I
/im nower of n fairy. But make
carry me back to the sen
n °t lose any time. I «m ai
Um* there wo* m the
tcè tJp° n
îioftheM# of Aval, In the pnr
nmker of wooden
of St. t'»st, a
*ho, with his wife and two
(T jived in tt poor little mud
hrhkk he bud built himself by the
»bore, just at the end of the val
Tin-re are those who suy that
> ruiua of it may Is* seen; but that
Lrdly creditable, for it is a long
,e Kinn* then, und usually the cab
,,f milkers of woods® shoes donut
* vert long
not wry rich, for they
te* were
J only their work to live on; and
tuo» makers of wooden shoes
vlr buy »I»» 11 farms. The hus
D-idugout the woodeo shoes, lib
pMH him us well us she could,
j little boy und girl, who were
enough to work on the
ud sent every day to floh by the
ad 7 «rowing weuk ana I shall
„ w .
OU.J'lVJ'î, ; v r u ub °ut it?"
ing to put her back Into the twin it
woulduea simme to kill her, sin* is *
ttlld b,m ®®ver doue any
T h!, v ',, <m, ' L , ..
üie t "°j < h °W tif one cn*l of
irenilv to il*. 1,11 , ' u '' r «' d th* siren
InUl it aimin^iM ,,d P ,uu «
uekin^n t, V'i HUt Uunkln S ot
When 2 f Ï, S ?. *7' , !
« «« »« felt the freshneas oftho c
iov T' tl ' to'Mfhterfor ■
uiuIm .V i 7"*"° 1, ; n «'- r «»Ptivity,
aS ^t iu . *° 110 Bboeln *l"r, very
•*uT..* i . I
want do you ask of me now?"
t ask some bread, some fish and
ciounng for my wife and children." ;
«ou shall have all that in twenty
Tour hours said the siren. '
l should like very well, also," ;
luioetl ue, "if it is in your power, to
have a little money to pay my man -1
to Ç for . 1 ,im öot at all ricli." j
1 he siren did not make any reply;
put she began to tiny the water with
her tins, and each time that sliest ruck
the waves they flashed up in little
drops, and all that went np in the air
j became gold, which fell down att he
"**t «t the shoemaker. The shore
J'"" Mt,) " '."vcrwl with it. Then slie
b«-ume still, and suidtothe shoe
milker amihis wife
"All that is for you, good people; 1
you can pick it up."
Thevtlmnk* d the siren, who wont
of f singing. Then they filled their 1
pockets with gold and returned to
their cabin very happy.
When the twenty-four hours had
passed Oferk* and her husband re
turned to the shore to look for the!
clothing that the siren had promised
them. They heard her singing in the
distance, and soon they saw her
glide over the waves and come near
them, always singing her sweet and
melodious song. 8ho flapped the
*„t,. r with her fins; a large wave
broke into loam on the strand and
r*»ll.-*l lm< k. leaving at the fr**t of the
»hoemuker n large chest. Then the
«iren fropwl three time« out of the
water and said: "You will find in
,|mt ehrst what 1 promise! you.
Qood-bv, till I see you uguin-vou
*| K , have been so go'od to me When
yon wantZme Shdo ™ot forget
i l.U shorn "
They took the ehret away with
tl>< in to their hut It contained g«io*l
™ IS?
, time that they or their children
j fid, they went to thea-ashom
. and m a few moments they caught
nn abuudanee.
*" r '* VPiir ,l "' v <llJ , ' ot . ^
th " "'T, Tlie purse grew Mib^r
m'.in while, and the lighter it grew
u the mon» they thought of the sinm.
They often went to to the sea shore,
l, ** 1! '* n,M *f ""J 1 ,,t 'P» 1 P J* ' r
vo. ? One day they henni her sing
ing in the dist.mee. They ran at once
*•' ;<!«* * k ore, and were giadto seeher
i «<W»ng over the waves. All along
I where she had pnMedthesea gleamed
like a pathway of fire
When she iim- Wiihsn a little dis
tan«* the shoemaker said to her;
'*My siren, I inn very glad to see
TOM again. If you will you can do
t„c n gn*ai service, for I baye no
longer eitbw bread or money.
"1 will give you enough to fill your
, purse again, said the «ren.
of;* After saving t lies* words d**' nn
f„|,|,. ( | |„. r n„e. 1-al the water around
her. nnd m-m to the shore a wave of
K „|,| n „d silver.
; - With that," she said, "you ran
| 1!l v a || you osiuire; but, if you wish
j 0 keepit, uw it well. You will s«*
mon*. 1 am going to leave tins j
rolllllr v nnd go to india.' 1
The siren went away after having
wl j,| ,|,!s. Since then uo oneims ever
a |hvll i H , r „i„ K i„ the Bay of Y resnave. j
j _ _
. 11 '* "
Pat's Faith Cure.
Frem tfcsDstrolt J inm i n '
An incident, of recent oc re !
y,ew Y'ork. is a pertinent illustration
0 f the "fnitheure"nnd the "Christian
«rience" cure, and shows wherein any
wnmt * _ i f \ n
efficacy of the pro* '
eminent physician of large pmett
(V rtain hours as many of his
tirofession do, to free consultation
I f„ r .ui tient« who arc
, and prescribing for I" '
too poor to pay a doot r p
j„ oni , of th<*se periods an Irishman
ns I__—.~i l.lmwp lf among the sufferers
, , , vl ,| n .li ( .f and showed the
I "' ,0 des no ren BOme
doctor h.s knre, «»ddi; for
cans*-, wa-. giving H m murli y
After an rsnmina n of lats^
so knee the doctor sat , j. nM nn ,i
donna plaster on , ^ i v8 ., n( j then
wear it. there for a few days anu
come and see me nga • < V holla
queried the pooled pfiM* * 5,
donna plaster, j ) IV P Ins
sician. /But os I at sho« L ,
' 1 look "L hnt th h : K wÄ« «
m sw. ^ ^ ,,rescript ion nnd
direct ions, nml ^ the
' W fourtir da V after, and with a
third ot fourth told the
tor inquired if ho 1 ^'^,„, 1 , lim i Fat |
'*• sä'ä -Äi»:
ÄffÄ« c. Ä
fastened nro _ but, the prescrip
bellailouno plant «J* lo( . tor i,ml given
tlontmperwWi the )hooure( or i
to Inm. . v hidi Pat had * n
rather the fait ^ j li(l „dmeut
its potency 11 ..., ulV e her own way
I bylettng naturebyhU
In helping , ' or in other
own mental neqmcscen
words his faith.
Hunting A Lion.
Birmingham, England, as the Pall

been ^ MPBe of un exciting lion
* ^ menageriehasis-enestablish.
**l there, and one of the cages con
tiiined u Nubian lion about four yearn
®W* One morning the keeper entered
the animal's den to clean it. While
R ' «Hfuge.J in tbie duty his at
&? tio " w ? ë "lonientarily deverted.
! W,w " h# ,(M round he found the
c »g» empty.
■ Tk e lion on reaching the outer
wwld, eeemed for a lew momenta 1 m*.
wildered, hut when a number of men
I approached, armed with ropes and
iron bora, he dashed awnv, closely
pursued by his keepers, and scafcter
; ln K >" every direction the people who
hud come to visit the menagerie. A
group ofchildren was in hispath, but
; the creature cleared them at a bound,
,ln d made straight for a neighboring
-1 brook.
j Atter wading up the stream for
»bout fifty yards, the lion crept into
an open sewer, and there disappeared
from view. 11 it* pursuers began ex
ploringthedrainsnearthe tile brook,
W without success until Marcus
Oranso, the chief iron-tamer of the
menagerie, heard the animal roar. He
'raced the sound with dittieulty from
the monhole at the junction of the
road to the outlet in the brook,
1 where the lion bud first entered, and
he at one« decided to crawl through
the drain in pursuit of the beast.
1 A transfer cage was obtained and
taken to the brook, the drop door
was lifted, and the mouth of theengo
placed against the opening of the
By this time Orenzo had changed
hla clothes for the hunt, and, armed
with a revolver and accompanied by
a hoarhound, be descended into the
sewer. Twice in succession did the
daring explorer's pistol-shots ring
out, and the animal's answering
roar showed him that he was on the
fight track.
Crawling along, he caught sight of
the lion, which ot first turned, at bay,
but niter onconnteiiig unotlier die (
charge of the revolver, fled toward
' he cage at the other end of these w
er. The lion-tamer crawled otter,
and the faithful bonrhound kept close
«'hand. When the month of the
rage came in view, the dog was sent
'o the iront and gave at the word ot
command a deafening bark. At this
.*»».» *»«»*.1 «P into 11» t,«»
set for him, and was promptly enged
«««1 carted away to the menagerie.
- - - - -
The Wild Boar in Cuba.
A run of twenty rods brought us
totiiedoKOnila huge black boar,
t^y fcet away which had turned to
t he retreat of a herd of wild
{„jg, camping n way behind. "Aqui !
r esta un baraco cinmronl" ("Here is
n wild boar!") shoutsd Jose, wild as
th<> ( , ojr itSf>lf with delight. There
t j,„ wvn jp fellow, nil head,
bj^tling shoulders, legs, tail with
, i ««tabling and, jnwsnnd tusks,
damping nnd crackling his jaws,
fr , ltll preat rolls of foam wen
already working, wirhabideoussuek
inp sound, a splendid picture of fero
,i„ UH brute braven*. Toonesideand
, lnot her lie sprang ns the dog crowd
, H i him. Thea he would charge the
( ] () p m,,] whirl ill the nir, scattering |
the earth like an exploding shell,
n< ^. r n „d doser crowd«! the two
hmU jn air , lalf t | 10 time, each
of , H>Ilt on (lwlth the dog fr«iuc-ntlv
clearing the boar at a bound, nnd
mm id«-nincr him with savage snn|>
j ngH nn ,] laenmtions of shouldersor
Over und under went the dog
j n ,„ rv elons ngilitv, frequently
1 sending the boar four feet into the
, iir iiV( , rv c haig» from the dog
hnîught n still more suvage counter
j chnrp , from t i, 0 boar.
I believe no such npile nnd ferocious
movements were ever elsewhere s«>n.
For forty feet in every direction the
forest ground looked like n freshly
n ' nlowed field, nnd it seemed to my
! startled eyes os though a cyclone of
^ hour, mud, bark and froth had
j^-ended into the darkening covert.
1 (rankly confess to flight to n near
n fallen tree upon which, to escape less
tlinn hanging, I do not believe I
cou j^ i, HV0 ordinarily vaulted. The
ttm ij ose became apparently a
port of the cyclone, thougn no mor
tnl eyes could have followed their
movements or gymnastics I do not
know how long this lasted. I saw a
g n!) j ) Q f jjre, nnd through the roar of
it nil heard a shot. Then the whirl
wind seemed to full upon Jose. I saw
the gleam of his machete somewhere
j n H« very core. Then n Cuban yell
wont uptllnt 8Pt , the treelimbsvi
^ We tied our pass woven
,i thongs to the dead boar s shoulders
tusks, and when we had dragged him
^ ^ mountftineer * 8 cabins great
flecks of foam streakedwith blood still
Inv upon the brave fellow s jn®g«l
ribs.—Edgar L. A\ nkmuu in 1 liilo
, delphia Times.
Tho Fugacious Umbrella.
Thouml.relln thief is real, he is enr
a „est. And he is shrewd. Only a lew
,i„vsniro njntgilistic individual enter*
or i

«lu* Otttidthbiunbivl-i
■1. down on ox, »ml will •
1 Tlti-1"'in
il» cun xikk
il,,, limit in live ttiinot **«.
I 1» on« mliuit* m»' « holMh«* trmmiied nr
tlcle «u gone, »ml in it* pi««' *»• ">!•!
: Tlie llfiitli'miui who took thin!
iumbrella can walk ton raili-* an
ihour 11 nd won't lie back nt nil. ^ |
—PhilftdHphln Rocord.
'Pmrtere of an inch in diameter, and
h^nuhlTttTem «woVfr™
he pulled them away from it one
after another, there was a click. The
endofthc tube thus raised wnsfreight
" * h » Ph'»'cf ot pans block, and
°"ighte untH f^ndine-fiafpSds
weignis unsiinveana one-nmiponnas
? *^ ^ntrol ofhis
damn bv
„..a ,. nn '
smooth bodies. Prof. William Simon
of the Maryland College ot Pharmacy
has developed whatever strength and
remarkable powers the young man
! displays from the verysmailestbe
is (finings. He has hopes of making
Win perform yet more wonderful
feats. At present, lie is engaged in
experimenting with him in u sçienti
fie manner in order to present the
case to the public in a technical
journal. He him called the attention
of a number ol medical specialists in
this city to the cnee, and ail are at a
loss togivennadequateexplnnation.
per, accompanied by his preceptor,
will give an exhibition of his remark*
| able powers lielore the Scientific ns
soeintion ot the Johns Hopkins uni
versity. • _
A Magnetic Young Man.
Louis, the 16-ye ■ r-old sonofPhilip
Hamburger, is possessed of amyste.
rious power which is puzzling scien
tific men, says a Baltimore special
to the New York Sun. This power
enables him to make objects of con
siderable weight adhere to his finger
tips, contact only being necessary
The young man. who is quite small,
has been studying chemistry some
time at the Maryland College of
Pharmacy, and has shown his pa
rents and friends some astonishing
tents and bits of magic. By merely
pressing bis full distended fingers i
against a heavy cane, he holds it
suspended in tile air for a long time. !
lie is uIbo able, by placing the balls i *7
of three fingers against the side of a
giass tube, to raise the weight of five j
pounds attached thereto He eavs
fie has always remarked a peculiar
feeling when touching small objects I
which are wet or greasy, and in order 1
to get the best results in his experi
ments lie must have both the hands
nnd the objects dry and very clean.
For this purpose iie always washed
ills fingers in alcohol and ether and
wi pes them and the objects dry. !
ln the presence of friends ho gave !
an exhibition of his powers. The
first experiment was to place a num
her of 'pins around the palm of his :
hands and on the tips of ins fingers. *
On holding the palms vertically the
pins are found to drop <mly lifter a
long time. He next' showed his !
ability to pick up from the table by
pressing his dry flmrer tips against it i
anv highly polished, smooth bodv. *
such usa - pencil or a pen. Much
more striking, however, was the
manner in which a pen held perpen
dearly, stuck toThe ends^.^is
Both hands have the same remark
able power, though the right one
does the better work. The tips of
the fingers, which are more than usu
oil« fi^hav nM
ÄLtiT y frn ?« lte p tinnl,« I s
S , lis»!
fingers, against a glass tube three
»ration or otherwise,
low its action on very
Seen In a Dream.
In 18G8, Lizzie M. Trask, of Vien
na Me., was dressmaking in Lewiston
She came into possession of a gold
twenty-five cent piece with n hole in
it. Tliis she showed ns «curiosity to
her friends. At that time she had a
little niece 2 yarns old, daughter of
Jonathan P. Trask, now the wife of
Ionian Butler, trader in Mt.Vernon.
The little coin Lizzie once showed to
her niece Addie when she was n very
small girl, telling Iter that she would
give it to her when she was old
enough to take eure of it. Lizzie
died twelve years ago. In her poss
essions was a lady's wallet with sev
eral compartments. This wallet her
mother used until her death, seven
year ago.
Then James, a brother ol Lizzie,
had it, nnd it lias been in constant
use almost daily ever since, either by
him or liis wife. The little gold coin
niter Lizzie's death
was never seen
or before for several yenrs by lier
friends, nnd its whereabouts was
not, known, nnd, in fact, its existence
hnd passed from memory. A lew
days ago Mrs. Butler made her par
ents a visit, stopping with then sev
eral nights.
While there she dreamed that she
saw her Aunt Lizzie's wallet, nnd it
was fared with green, nnd in n cer
tain compartment she found the lit
tle gold coin which she saw so many
years ngo. On telling lier mother
her dream ehe was informed that
Lizzie did have a wallet which an
swered her description, nml that lier
Uncle James hnd it. Tho wallet Ad
die had never seen. She then visit
ed her uncle nml tohl her dream to
her ahnt, who laughed at the idea of
anything being in it other than sho
and her husband had placed there.
But at Addie's earnest solicitation
sho produced it, and as soon as Ad
die saw it she exclaimed! --That Is
the same wallet that 1 smv in my
dream!" and pointed out the com
imrtinonti that hold tho troARure
She then took a needle, and, running
it to the bottom, she drew forth a
newspaper, and in it was, indeed, a
gold quarter with a holo in it, wrap
ped, no doubt, by tho lmnd of her
aunt nt least, twelve years before,
where it had lain all this time, with
out the knowledge of any one, until
Addie's dream caused it, to lie
brought forth.—Augusta (Me.) Aft?*
How Storms Are Made.
i electric action, and, necessarily, ex
cessive precipitation; and, during a
! prevttlence of this excess of sun-heat,
i *7 . , .
there must lie over-limited areas yio
j lent storms both summer and winter,
Wh f n Ve 7 lar{ { e area , 8 of the at *,
mosphere, have been by excess of
I the atmosphere, have beeil, by excess
1 °f brought in to an unequal
state as large areas of lower stratum
pf highly heated air and vapor, which
is also intensely electric, the conai
From th« PaJI Mall Bu Sgf*t.
Our earth only receives a small
fractional part of the sun's heat; but,
w hatever that may be in the year,
more or less than the average, the
entire surface of our earth must feel
and be subject to the effects. And
one thing is certain— namely, that a
year or series of yenrs, of excessive
sunheat will inevitably be years and
seasons of excessive utmospheric dis
turbances, because increase of beat
will produce excess of heat will pro
duce excess of evaporation, excess of
.... , . .
tions to produce sandspouts water
5P out8 - and tornado«, are fully ripe,
! The u PP er and coider tlu at -
! mospliere cannot cool the ower
highly-heated «"d vapor-laden
stratual «« evenly and quickly as to
: prevent vents in the form of funnels
* arnua «. from the lower stratum to
tba higher stratum and causing a
ru P tarft . whlch . tak . es P 1 ?**. U P'
! wa f d . la « P>P e , form - i™*
f at f r ln a tank . or ba8 ' n 'Jf v "5 a
i botto fl m meanB for d.scKaqge by a
* P>P». dowH out a whirling mo
tion-m our northern hemisphere al
«.aysmthe direct,on ofthebanls
the clock, and so the heated^ highly
tSStLWS Äht?
«>^ve,when at the hml of the ^"dew
E"* ' ÂÂ
of P artln £ " lth its latent heat,
whlch ^ [
some of the condensed atmosphere
s In Visible cloud, mounting thousands
of feet above the condensing dew
|nt and into a r^ ion ab ove the
highest peaks of the highest moun
To feed this pipe, or, ns in some
cases, pipes, the lower stratum flows
in from all sides to rotate and
ascend with the intense velocity
steam power, sufficient to produce
all the disastrous effects of the wild
est tornado, there being almost a
vacuum at the ground or water line,
as the phenomenon may be on the
land or over the sea. On the land
trees are twisted and uprooted,
houses are unroofed, solids of vari
ous kinds are lifted from the earth,
and human beings are blown away
like dead leaves. There are, also,
records of railway wagons having
been blown off the rails. In deserts
entire caravans have been buried be
neath a mountain of blown
sand—camels, horses and men; while
In Egypt there are the ruins of cities
massive temples and monuments
deep buried in the adjoining desert
Band. At sea many a good ship
caught by a tornado has been over
whelmed and sent to the bottom
There are milder forms ofthestorm
effect, producing on a warm summer [,
day the cumulus clouds. Here the
lower statum of warm air is also
flowing inward and rising upward
beneath each cloud, condensing at t
the dew point, parting with latent
heat, producing modified steam pow
er, and so causing these summer
clouds to enlarge upward, buijre and ;
mount in sunshine like illuminated
vvoolpark mountains, but when seen
in an evening western sky about sun- u
down they take fantastic forms, so
aptly described by Shakespeare.
Cloud scenery is the poets dream- ;
land, and is by some writers most ;
truthfully and beautifully described,
As a rule painters do not pay so
much attention to clouds as the
poets do. At all events, they do not
represent them so truthfully as the 4
poets describe them. There are, of
course, exceptions, hut m the Royal
Academy Exhibition just opened
there are many square feet of canvas
painted on which the portion in ;
tended to mean sky and clouds bear
no resemblance to anytliingeverseen
in nature. Every painter should
study meteorology as a surgeon
studire anatomy Clouds have forms
as definit« ns a skeleton. ;
Clouds are not masses of unmean
ing vapor, but form aud float obedi
ent to la w; nnd, if the painter has not
studied and learned this law, he can
not depicit clouds in their true forms
On a warm summer s day small
cumulus clouds may ** ®®f" Î?™
at the dew-point line of ejmrafiton, in
each case the base of the eloud
levd at on ascertainable heightl
above the site, hav ng nn upwa^
current of warm, vapor-laden r ns
mg beneath, mounting and bulging^^
Wanted to Got Out.
He was an express messenger on
the Santa Fe a few days ago. It was
a night run. and there were two
of messengers in the car. Just as it be
sho gnu to grow dusk the train stopped
. email station and a dead body
' "
Ad- ' V! ' 8 tak <> n aboard. Nothing m par
Is ticnlar was thought of tills, however,
my and, ns there was nothing to ilo, and
*hv train would not stop again for a
1 !
distance, both messengers pro
a pared to go to sleep. One of them
a decided that the box containing tho .
tho bodv would be n good place to 1
her rest on, nnd 10 he arranged himself j
comfortably thereon und went to
with- 8 i eP n. !
until How long he slept he has no idea, !
lie * )U t suddenly, as if in a dream, ha
Aft?* , beard a voice say: I
"I*et me out!"
The messenger, startled, lay half
awake for a moment, when in no un
certain tones came the words, appar
ently from within the head of the box
on which he slept.
"D—n you, let me out."
It is quite a distance from when»
the box lay to the other end of the
car, but the messenger is postive he
eleared it in two jumps. Trembling
with fear, he shouted to his compan
ion, but before he had a chance to
tell his story that self-same voice ex
"I want to get out of here."
Neither of the men spoke for a mo
men, and then the one who had firs*
heard the voice said: "Jim, that
corpse wants to get out."
Jim thought fora moment an 1 then
said, "Well, I reckon it wouldn't be
right to keep him in there if he wants
to get out."
So the two cautiously made their
way to the head of the box and de
bated what to do, when the same
muffled voice was heard to remark:
"Polly wants a cracker."
Then the mystery was explained,
Some one at Denver had expressed a
parrot to a friend in Kansas City.
Its cage had been set away and for
gotten, and the bird had naturally
become hungry and thirsty. So it
waited as long as it eouid and then
made itself heard in the manner tha*
so horrified the express messenger.
On Another Errand.
From Our Fu,>er.
A Vermont Baptist minister who is
not too grave and dignified to enjoy
a good joke, even when it is on him
self. narrates a ludicrous incident of
his early life. Soon after being set.
tied over a new congregation, he one
day received a note asking him to be
af home that evening at 8 o'clock.
The writer added that he was intend
ing to be married at that hour, and
would call at the parsonage with his
It was but a few minutes before 8
o'clock when the door bell rang, and
a moment later the servant an
nouned that a young couple awaited
the minister in the parlor.
Going down into the parlor, ac
companied by bis wife, the pastor
found a neatly dress«!, intelligent
appearing young man and a bright
looking young woman, who rose to
receive him.
"I am Mr. Homer." said the young
man, "and this is Mias Cross."
Having another engagement tor
the evening, the minister said im
mediately, "I received your note this
morning, nnd we will proceed with
the eermony at once. Please join
your hands."
In great bewilderment, which the
minister mistook for natural emhar
rasmont, the young couple timidly
clasped hands, and the eermony was
about to begin, when theyoung man
"I—we—what eermony is it?"
"Why, the eermony of marriage, of
' ' 0-o-o-h ! " shrieked the y onng la dy,
withdrawing her hand und covering
[, e |. * ace with her handkerchief,
*.j don't understand this at all."
said the young man,sharply. "We
(ijniplvcaniclu-reasaioiuinittee (rom
t lie Young People's Society of the
MethodistCburcli to ask you and your
vv ife to Ik* pressnt at a public cater
tainment we are about to give, anil
; _»
Jt was now the minister's turn to
sa v "O-o-o li." nnd he said it in gen
u j ne astonishment at the very mo
m p n t that the maid ushered in the
young couple who had matrimonial
; intentions." *
; The mistake evidently started the
first young couple into new lines of
thought; for, n year later, their own
p nRtor be'itg ill, they called upon the
Baptist pastor, and" did not pro tes }
4 j,nt, lie was going too far when be
asked them to join hands,
_ ...
known little of the excruciating twm
gpg, the red-hot pinches of gout, but
the Romans of l'bnv's days
race . Prosperity had
; _ . . J r . *: .
sapped tlieir manhood, indulgence
tlieir health, and they were no stran
<r crs to the "rich man's disease."
p] . f that .< t he time bath
Wa w|u , u it
was no common disease
MIM>witfa » H e gives the subject
the attention it demands, and says,
gp<>afc j n g 0 f gouty folk: "It were very
good for the easement of their griefe
| ftsoon8 to lay hereto frogs, fresh
mn t he best way,
thp direction of pi 1V8 iti«ns, is to
SI ',lit them through, and so apply
It was left to a later
Roman Prescriptions.
Cirsar's hardy warriors must have
were a
them warm,
age to discover that frogs are cold
blooded. Elsewhere he recommends
a broth made of scorpion, "sodden
coriander, and
p ars \ e
leeks, putting oileaud salt," and then
curiously enough, adds, "also tho
brothe or decoction of » tortoise
L n „ wt l K ' r words, turtle soup. I lie
" following are a few more pleasant
ttnd easy ways of puttmgyour gouty
foot or hand nt ease: "A Cerot made
of Beares grease, Bills tallow, and
a wax, of each on equal quantity,
! A iper h crease, or the aaheci of a \ i}*»r
^nt in a new earthen pot. A lim
nient made with the ashes of the wild
. wood mice mixed witli honey,
to 1 fb^P,' 8 8 " et . a ' ld 11,0 a " lie8ofa d °f *
j head. And, ^ ^ome there are oî .1
to opinion, that the gout of the feet
! *» assuaged in case the man cut off
! the foot-of a quick hare amlcame> w
ha «bout Inm ^ continually, —All
I Year Round.

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