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NORMAN, JONES, Publisher.
The treatment of George Eliot by
Rer fellow countrymen illustrates with
ever increasing force the senseless and
selfish distinction they make between
men and women in regard to genius
and character, between conduct and
relative distinction in national honor.
A language which has no growth is
indeed a dead language, and if it is
really replete with life it grows from
both ends. This must be presumably
true of a language so cosmopolitan as
ours. It is the common speech of
many lands, and subject to a great
variation of local influences. These
influences must conspire to expand the
language as a whole.
Is a perfectly just, well ordered
household, even if only one servant is
kept, there is time for rest and recrea
tion. There is also good food and
plenty of it, retirement association, to
some extent with refinement and cul
ture. and in this supposable family there
is a comfortable roam, for the ser
vant the daintiness of which is optional
with its occupant But unfortunately,
mistress and servant have been work
ing together for generations to pro
duce a state of affairs quite opposed to
Instruction of deaf mutes has now
been carried to a pitch that makes
want of hearing for most of them their
only loss. Originating in Italy and
France, the science of education by
signs gradually developed experiments
in producing articulate speech without
hearing. Except for certain congeni
tal causes and a few accidental or hy
gienic misfortunes, speech is now pos
sible to mutes. In many cases it is so
like normal articulation that educated
deaf persons may converse fluently
without betraying that they are deaf.
Many a shade of thought awaited the
arrival of a slang expression to be ex
pressed. The phrase "too previous"
is a case in point There is no equiv
•tat tor tt. Every .to« ,h, h„L„
iat, revived kno-lcftw o! thr classics
the learned world has admired the tine
shadings of thought to be found in the
Greek language. Could the history of 1
its growth be ascertained it would no i
doubt be found that the Attic mer
chants and sailors with their every- !
day slang, as well as the poets and j
philosophers of Athens, contributed to
what we now call the refinement, as '
well as the enlargement, of the Greek *
****** !
The spirit of competition ha; so
pervaded the domain of athletics, that
it becomes all who love games for the !
relaxation and exercise they afford to ■
see to it that they do nothing to en- !
courage or to aggravate il ïhe anti '!
dote lies here, ihen might we an- j
ticipate and realize a return to the
simplicity of older times when the
Queen of Love and Beauty dispensed !
the modest prenrum to the vannuisher I
vie moaest premium to tne vanquisher
m the tourney: or to that period, still j
more remote, yet not less worthy of
smitation in this regard, when the vie-;
tor in the games felt that he received j
his full meed of praise when he ob
tained at the hands of the gracious
—— . 8
Roman matron the unpretentious
wreath of laurels.
There is something in the very air
and hardships of farm life that gives
physical endurance and mental stamina
which fits boys most admirably for tho
subsequent exhausting strain of metro
politan competition. Born among the
green fields, the trees, meadows,
brooks, the sky, tho birds and free
winds of the country, where nature
displays itself in all its enticing glory
and crowds the mind and heart with
inspiration end aspiration, these men,
of a broader type than their fellows,
ambitious, restless and of indomitable
energy, at the earliest possible mo
ment abandot/ed the plow and scythe
and rake, and started out to make
their future home and to wrestle with
the great problems of life in cities.
Few persons are aware of the power
of silence. Unfortunately the major
ity of human individuals indulge in a
superfluity of words. The "unruly
member" has been the cause of the
sorrows and quarrels, and the wars
that have afflicted and cursed human
ity. And yet, with all its powers for
good or evil, it has not half the elo
quence of silence. There is tho si
lence of contempt that withers with
magnetic scorn its unfortunate object.
There is the silence of despair that is
eloquent of sorrow unutterable. There
is the silence of joy when tho counte
nance, all aglow with beautifying emo
tion, needs not the interpretation of
speech. There is the silence of dis
appointment when the relaxed frame,
the downcast eyes, the mournful vis
age, tells their tale without words.
There is the silence of the deep joy of
love, of which arbitrary words fail to
give expression, and of which eye
beam». and hand-clasps, and caresses
the true language.
Somehow yarns around the grocery
Ain't so funny as before.
An' I'm all the time forgettln'
This or that 'ere little chore; - -i
When I git out in the kitchen.
Want to hang around an' stay;
Guess I'm foolish, causa this ev'uin',
Why—my wife's a-go'n' away.
Btie's a-fliia' the things up for mo
With a thoughtful, lovin' care,
Tollin' me that somethin's here.
An' somethin' else is over there ;
Lookin' sober, speakiu' low-voiced,
Though she hasn't mach to say ;
Ketch her eyes on me all dim like—
Guess she hates to go away.
Wish 'twas over—wish 'twos way off—
Wish we didn't have to part;
That's jist what 1 keep a-thiukia'
An' a feelin' in my heart.
P'raps our speerits see much furder
Than the partin' of to-day,
An' jist hint what they can't tell us,
When a loved one's go'n' away.
Calls to mind another journey,
By an' by we all must go.
Wonder who's a-gittin' ready
For the train that moves so slow!
Brings the tears to think about it.
So I git nigh her an' pray
It may be my time for startin'.
Just when she's a-go'n' away.
, , , , ,, „ „
A widowed lady. Mrs. Ella C. Hast
"kose home is near the plctu
res que old-time village of Prince
I rede rick, the county town of Calvert
county. Md.. was the heroine of a
chain of remarkable episodes in her
Lfo from twenty-live to thirty years
a =?: ... .
Mrs. Hastings was born in Norfolk,
\ a., in 1845. and was by birth a
Ivuffin—oi the same family to which
belonged Edmund Ruffin, who claimed
to have fired the first gun of the civil
war. which was directed from a eon
federate battery in Charleston harbor
upon the steamship Star of the West,
in February. 1861. by President
Buchanan's'administration. with men
and stores for the
relief of Major
Anderson and his gaiiant little garri
sou. ih en shut up in Fort Moultrie.
ihe Ruffins were all enthusiastic ih
the cause of the South, and Elia
l.uffin. who was 15 years of ago at the
out-break of the war, was as intense
in her sympathies as any member of
the family. Her two brothers early:
enlisted in the confederate army and
both were killed at the battle of
tf> * H j u 7 10 ^"® r -alter—her
R'chmond from Nor'o'V unorTth fib
SÄÄ y toto ÏÂÏI S
urton tor«,, lto »»too much ol u
invalid for ac.ivo service in the field,
an "occupied a clerical position in the
r-'La'n'4 * <; "'f'A uaf *® r
orîl i Robert E Lee 1 The news of the
Tath Äs tweens inflicted a blow
on Mr. Ruffin from which ho never
*'®f° ver ' eU - " «» acted on his en
"'. e , ,.? 0n ' t:U | t *° a 1 . ]? e ,aree
i ~ t-m-tS** cu U "' lt0l ,to' ls
[l h ir ih ! U ; d f :i ith P atri f? im -
jj,} Ded to do ^oraf-thirToTn îts behalf
"d in revenge ?er the loss of her
First cutting off her long and luxur
ia3t blonde hair, she attired herself in
LArother^dTsgubed'herseU tTlook
M ttuch Iiko a man M was p033ibio
and applied for enlistment into the
ranks of the Fourth Virginia regiment
of infantry. Physical examination of
recruit3 «'as not customary in the
gomh , n da ^ * h
readi;y accpptr . d though, as she says
B h e was In a tremor of fear while
under the eyes of the recruiting officer
lest her sex should be detected. But
f ' hf ' passed the ordeal sa'ely. and In a
day or two was sent off to join her regi
ment, then in Lee s army and encamp
od near c n ; c ker s Gap. in the valley of
the Blue R; d „ e .
This occurred early in October, 1862.
and Miss Ruffin soon became accus
toned to the hardships of war und
army life. She marched and fought
along with her comrades and acquired
the reputation of a good soldier. She
served all through the winter of 1852
63. took part in the battles of Fred
cricksburg and Chaneellorsville with
out receiving a wound, and was finally
made a prisoner at the battle of Getty s
burg. She was one of a detachment
cent to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, ajd
while there made tho acquaintance of
Frederick A. Hastings, the son of
honored Maryland family living near
Prince Frederick, but who hail enlisted
in tbe Twenty-seventh Virginia regi
ment, a jiart of Stonewall Jackson's
original brigade, and who had. like
herself. been captured on the field of
Hatting» had relatives and friends
in Baltimore and he proposed to his
young companion that they should at
tempt to escape to them. Miss Ruffin
contented, and on the night of August
20. 1863, they dropped from the low
barrack windows, slipped by the guard
in the darkness, stole a boat from one
of the adjacent wharves at Locust
Point, and before dawn were in tho
city. Ere the sun had risen they haû
applied for admission to the house of a
Mr. Blakeley, a relative of Hastings,
living on St. Paul street, and were
warmly greeted.
Before escaping from Fort McHenry
Hastings had given Miss Ruffin, who
hud enlisted under the name of Charles
Evans, a ring, which was to play
important part in their future careers.
It was a plain, old-fashioned circlet of
gold, with a small emerald set deep in
1 he two refugees remained in the
Blakeley house all that day and part
of the next. About noon of the next
day Miss Ruffin Incautiously exposed
herself at one of the roar windows
overlooking the yard. The family re
siding next door were named Hunting
don and were ardent unionists. A
your g son caught a glimpse of Miss
Ruffin, who was still in gray uniform.
anil promptly Informed his father,
who soon reported to Colonel Fish,
the provost marshal, that a rebel sol.
soldier was concealed in the Blakeley
residence. Colonel Fish sent a guard
to the place and Miss Ruffin was rear,
rested and taken back to Fort McHen
ry. It did not occur to the command
ing officers to search the house, and
consequently Hastings oseaped recap
ture. He shortly afterwards made His
way in citizen's garb into Canada,
thence to Nassau, in the Bahamas, and
by a blockade runuer back to the
South by way of Charleston. Ho re
joined hss old regiment, fought until
he was wounded at the battle of Hatch
er's Run. in the closing days of the
I war, and returned to his Maryland
home at the downfall of the confeder
Meanwhile, Miss Ruffin had been
seized with sickness upon being placed
again in Fort McHenry, and was taken
to the post hospital where her sex was
discovered and her romantic story re
vealed. She was at once released upon
her convalescence and became an in
mate of the Blakeley residence. But
she was too proud and self-reliant to
remain a dependent upon friends, and
soon secured an independent support
as a teacher in a private school.
Three years after the conclusion of
the war.Miss Ruffin was paying a visit
to Washington, and was at the Na
tional theater one night. Seated near
her was a gentleman whose face
seemed strangely familiar to her, but
she could not identify him. That was
no wonder, for Hastings had grown a
beard; and aged 10 years in his fea
tures since she had known him in the
Confederate service. She noticed that
he frequently glanced at her and
seemed on the point of addressing
her, but the prudence of a well bred
man restrained him. Presently a gen
tleman with whom she was acquainted
^it down in front of them and ad
dressed Hastings by
That was sufficient to permit her to
identify her old comrade of the prison.
and mutual introductions followed,
ihe party of four then went to a rcs
tauraut for supper, and at the table
Hastings asked Miss Ruffin:
--Did you ever know a soldier
nnmrd Charles Evans, of the Fourth
" AV'hv do vou ask?'' she said,
"Because." he answered, -you are
wearing tho ring I gave him when we
were prisoners in Fort McHenry."
Miss Ruffin was not yet ready to dis
c * ose hcr secret ;l:u i *>be told him that
* ."to'Â.ÎÏ'ï
„ppoarcri „ b/satislied watoahîS
phmation. but as their conversation
became more friendlv she revealed her
story to him and informed him that
SD u tho • voun ® confederate soldier
who had gone under the name of Charles
' , T( - dd i n „ too - { Rt {he
Blakeley residence, in Baltimore,
Christmas eve. 185'.», and they went to
Uy e on the Hastings estates, in Calvert
^ h ^'wÄl^ but ialL
possession of conSe property
fH.** " wornan of 46 years, but
^ yeBH junger. -Phila.
for Jùe 1! > e - th e bad man of
\entura. was Petroleum Scott, the old
Vr ' ntura oii man - a tall, wiry, nervous
°b a P- w ho wouid be the terror of
' i '- erK, " ra Ph' ?r3 if he wore a public
j Pea , ' Phillips Brooks is a leisurely
drawler compared to Scott. Scotland
D *' 0 had a le " al contest over an oil
claim on ,ba Ses Pe. and. while the
cas( f was pending, Scott prudently
avoided discussing it with Joe, whose
'cm per and trigger-finger were no
'Ä'üne'dav vZnfllvl I'mh
ctI '- une day. bcott and Dje met in
a Santa Paula saloon, and. sitting
down at a table together, clinked
^"ises and chatted about things in
& ener al
from ta,kln ff about oil-claims, but Joe
flnal| y broached the subject and made
80me statement about the records that
was not corrcct - This is the way Scott
'be story: "Without thinking, I
faid ' ' Jo ®' you're a damn liar, ' and as
EOon M the words were out ol my
he yanked out his revolver and
s ' U0 b " under my nose. But I was too
^ u4c k for him. I took it all back be
^ oro b e could shoot."
Tbe Prussian Jager battalions have
a number of dogs on trial, all of them
being thoroughly trained to seek out
wounded foldiers in the field. The
experiments so far have had excellent
results. A number of men hide in a
wood or behind hedges, lying on tho
ground face downwards, and with or
ders not to move. As soon as the dogs
are let loose they begin the search.
When they find one of those men they
place their forepaws upon the pros
trate body and begin to bark, an exer
cise which is continued till the bearers
appear and carry the man off, where
upon tho dog starts afresh. Each com
pany of the Laben Jager has about
twelve of the dogs. Hunting dogs can
not be relied upon on account of their
love of the chase, and therefore sheep
dogs or Pomeranian Spitzhunde aro
chosen for the work.
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Too Quick For Him*
The only man who ever was too
Scott carefully abstained
Dogs for XVar.
Many ladies who get confused in tbe
process of cross-examination would
envy the etiquette which prevail» in
Tunis. A princess who was recontly
proceeded against by two negresses in
ber employ, was allowed to give her
evidence from the concealment of a
curtained partition. Whether thts ar
rangement gave her the roqulslto
presence of mind, or whether from
the inherent strengtli of her case, she '
certainly won the verdict We do not !
leurn that tbs negrosses were accord
ed the sunu.' privilege, which might
have been a"-, ylvantag! w them. ,
III Tunis.
Th« Change* From Absolute L)e*pot!*m
to Constitutional Mouurchy Have
Bum Strengthening to the
In no country have such momentous
political and industrial changes oc
curred in a brief period as Japan.
Prior to 1868 it was an absolute des
potism based upon divine right. The
common people, and. above all. the
laboring classes, were mere property
attached to the soil. Socially aud po
litically the Japanese eoolio of the past
generation was lower than the negro
slave of the United States prior tv
1860, the Russian serf prior to 1856,
the feudal villein or Ihe Saxon thrall.
A diüinio or prince was justified in
killing one for an insolent look.
To-day Japan is u constitutional
monarchy, says the Chicago Herald,
under which the laborer has almost
the same privileges as has an Ameri
can citizen at home. He can own land
and bring suit against the most power
ful prince or richest arch-priest: his
life, liberty and property are as secure
as law can make them.
Unlike Franco and Amo- ieu. these
changes have come from the govern
ing and not the govern« 1. The j»eo
ple still ciing to and lovo the old
forms and usages. If on the road
when on horseback or in a vehicle
they meet a superior, they di-mount
and kneel or bow until hois a hundred
yards away. If one of a higher caste
outers their homo or stoic, they ex
press their delight and gratitu !e at
his condescension by sal uuuing and
kotowing until to the Amo
it becomes Utter w eariness and vexation
of spirit
fancy to a young girl, daughter of
talesmen or farmer, the parents hand
her over to the admirer us if it were
the greatest possible favor to he al
lowed so to do.
though they are passionately fond of
amusement they give up their sc.-.ts
without a murmur to any late party of
social superiors who chance to drop in
for a few minutes to see the show.
Lp to 1870 society was purely patri
archal. The patria potes tas was al
most unlimited. A man could sell his
wife, daughter, daughtcr-in-iaw and
Within the fain
He had the jm>w
er of life and death over ail the other
members and used it at. his discretion.
•an mind
If a prince or a noble takes
In th« theatre«*, at.
even grandchildren,
ily his will was law.
u nous powers possessed un .er
this system, ho could pawn his wife
and daughters for concubine» und his
sons and grandsons for slave laborers
for a period not exceeding live yei
The peaceful revolution mentioned has
instituted the domestic
Europe and America and has abolished
the patria potestoa.
cept til»? change as a necessary evil
and in their habits
relations of
The people
preserve tho oui
In the old days the people
Buddhists with a sprinkling of follow
ers of Confucius and shintotsm.
now fashionable to be a Christian, find
there arc probably 500.000 nominal
Christians in Japan,
the sect or denomination, the people
are rapid believers in that queer doc
trine known as faith cure and Christian
healing. The result is that hundreds
of thousands die or become disfigured
or maimed for life; who with proper
medical treatment would have be<
heal thy members of society. A wealthy
family in Tokio affords a good illustra
tion. Their children, six in number,
were attacked with ophthalmia. They
declined to call in a physician, and
when two friendly doctors volunteered
their services refused them in positive
anger. F'or three months tho father,
mother and relatives spent all their
time in prayer at either the temple
their home. By that time tho disease
had run Its course and the children
were hopelessly blind,
they displayed no sorrow, but declared
the misfortune to lie an inscrutable
providence of a loving Lord.'
one who recovers from illness, no
matter how slight or trivial, is believed
to have regained health through a
special interposition of tho divine
being through tho instrumentality of
some particular shrine or priest
Gratitude is the same tho world over.
Under these auspices it expresses
itself in an immense revenue to the
temples. M. Kato, a publicist of
standing, states that it varies in amount
according to the hoalthfulness
healthfulness of the year and that it
never falls below f30,000.000 per an
num. The wealth and power of the
hierarchy are ils formidable in Japan
as even those of the church In Mexico
before our sister republic confiscated
tho church properties.
It Is
No matter what

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Even then
or im
•'Inin Curious Things,
When tho Japanese hitch a horse In
the street they do so by tying his four
log» together. Hitching posts
never used in Japan or Corea, except
by foreigners.
The importance of microbes to the
growth of plants has been practically
demonstrated by M. Laurent of France,
who obtained only one-fourth as much
buckwheat from sterilized mold a« he
did from tho soil swarming with buc
In the hippopotamus the eyes,
and nostrils are set exactly on the
same plane. This enables the animai
to sink its body entirely below tho
surfuce of the water and yet be able to
perceive the approach of foes by hear
ing, sight nnd soonL
There i» a cone of burnished tin 20
Indies in height and 12 In diameter
on tho top of Mount Katahdln, placed
there by th« Appachian Club of Bsn
gor. Me. It denote« tho distance
from which the summit of tho peak
may be seen.. -St Louis Republic.
:i t,
Killed In Battle
"Did you ever think how few people
are killed during wars?" nsked Thom
Sloane ot Boston ns lie sat in the
'Well, here
Colonnado lust evening,
isamemorandum I made recently re.
carding deaths in battle since 1850.
The entirenumber killed during these
thirty-four years—exclusive of those
who * died iron» disease—is about
2,258.000. In thet'riraeun war 750,
000 were killed, the Italian war ol
1859 resulted in the slaughter ot 45,
000; in the American civil war, 800,
000; in the Danish war (1884), 8,
000; In the Astro-Prussian war, 45,
000; in the Franco-German war—
France 155,000, Germany 00,000;
in the Turko-Kussian war. 250 . 000 ;
the South African wars, 30,000; the
Afghan wur,25,000; the Mexican und
('ochin-Chinese expedition, 05.000,
and the Bulgarian .Servian insurrec
tion, 25,000."—Philadelphia Press.
Nota Sign of Poverty.
From the CleuTland Leader.
The mortgage« of the newer «tales
of the West, such ns Nebraska, are
not a sign of trouble or loss of ground.
Tue country was filled up in the first
place by men of little or no capital.
They obtained their land Irom the
goverment, and this they mortgaged
for the sake of making the soil more
productive, sheltering crop«, etc.
The money raised by pledging the
raw prairies .of the West was simply
invested insubstantial improvements
worth, ns a rule, nil they cost.
Every such debt paid is the proof of
prosperity and of the increased
wealth of the community, and ns
long us the Eastern moneydeuders
find loans on farm property in Ne
braska and other states of the West
it safe and profitable investment, the
condition of the tillers of the coil
cannot bo so bad us it has beta de
A Terror All Around.
A gentleman who was formerly uu
officer In the United States navy but
who i» now in business in this city
''I have ttl
»aid to me yesterday;
ways given Captain McUalta credit
tor lieing one of the bravest men iu
the navy, but iu
was one of the severest,
member when I was
itig him while out in n boat take n
boy by the nape of the neck and
pitch him overboard for some »light
offense, and then row off and leave
him. On going back to the ship
Mi ( alia reported the same bov to bo
absent without leave, and ordered
that he be punished by five day» on
bread and water. If you have never
gone on bread and water vou do
not know what it i» to
niv time even he
1 can re
ti mere iud see
a growing
boy, nnd in this cuseanv punishment
huh unjustifiable."—New York Press
She Didn't take Ordors.J
Sim was a little old woman dressed
in black, and having a bundle wrap,
ped up in a gray shawl. 81m had a
seat in the middle of a Grand River
avenue car. and a» »he took out her
clay pipe nnd began feeling for Imr
tobacco the conductor stepped for
ward ami said:
"Vou muBtn'tsrnokelmre, ma'am."
"Why not?"
"Against the rules."
"Who made the rules?"
"Tho company."
"Where's the company?"
"Down nt the office."
"Well, I never allow nobody n mils
away to tell me when I shall or shall
not smoke. 1 ve got wind on my
stomach, and when I have it I alius
»moke. You kin trot right back to
the platform nnd be ready to jingle
the bell when anybody wiùits to get
Needed Legislation.
She had gone away and lett her
chewing gum stuck on the back of
the sofa, and it was perhaps unfort
unate that her little brother enw it.
It, wus certainly grotewque of him to
dig out its inside, fill up the cavity
with red pepper, carefully plug up
the hole und put the gum bock in its
pince. It was little short of calami
tous that her benu should call just
nt that momentan tiie evening when
she had put the gum back in bor
mouth again. He could not under
stand her demeanor. He does not
even yet comprehend whv she dance« I
nnd shrieked nnd finally rnn out ol
the room. There is no question that
the proposed bill providing for the
killing of all hoys between the ages
of eight and thirteen should become
a law.—Merchant Traveler.
Her Gown Will Weigh Thre«
About the yenr 1700 a fair young
bride in the villngo now known
N r , L . llM 8L Wore a dainty costume
of white. The gown was cut low in
the neck nnd sleeveless. The drees
wns of light and flimsy texture nnd
weighed but about threeounces. It
has l>een handed down from genera
tion to generation, until it ha» coino
Jnto the procession of n Danbury
Indy. The dress is remnrknbiv well
preserved and is extreemly valuable,
both from its age nnd the beauty of
the embroideries with which It is
covered The design of the trimmiug
is prettily worked in the coarse linen
t hread so common in those duya—
Danbury News. J
jT«rr» Hunt« Kxpma: PiMltbioner—Whlrh
<lo ymi think it th» bette, wealth or lame?
Country illnleter—Now, Unit le « flueu um« u»,
•o come to me with, ain't It? »'»yuaetlon
8un: Tcletraph Bditor -Here'• u
What the Balloon has Done.
The proportion of balloon accidents
to successful descents lute, on the
whole, been smaller than should !m
been anticipated. Blanchard, the
first to take up ballooning us a vo
cation, died in his lied in 1801», after
having made sixty-six ascents with,
out accident. Many ascents have
been made in tbe cause of science,
and the names of Green, who muds
over 1400 ascents; of John Wise,
who made the distunce from St.
Louis, .Mo., to Jefferson County, N.
Y., 1200 miles, in t wen tv hours; oi
Uu.v I,tissue and Biot, who in 1804
made a most valuable series of
teorological and physical observa
tions at the height of 10,000 t##t; of
Uluisher, who rose to 07,000 feet
with the aeronaut Cox well; ami es
pecially, recently, of the brothers
Tissandier—all these are latniiiar to
every one.
In 1704, the bulloon was used lor
military purposes by tîei». Jourdan,
who secured fontiuunlobscrvuttonof
the Australian movements, und thim
gained the battle ol 1'leury. The
French are also reported to have
used the same method in the battle
of Kolferino. A balloon corps whs
organized by tien. McClellan at the
outbreak ol our own Civil War,
1*01; and the use of balloons was
one of tile regular means ol obtain
ing information ol the movements of
the enemy. Duringtheseigeol 1'uris,
the balloon became the only moons
of sending despatches out ol the be
leaguted city, and proved tyjs* very
reliable, of oil the balloons sent out
from Fans, over sixty hi mimt-er,
but three were lost; and they prob
ably simply Iss-uuse they cere d«d
»patched nt night, to avoid the risk 1
from the tir» ol the enemy, which, as
the event proved, was tar les» danger
ous than darkness. Kvery govern
ment probably now has a balloon
Prof. It. 11. Thurston in the
Slooptng in Cold Rooms
From the Rmnan
It has Iteen «h i<l that Queen Vic»
toriu sleep» in unheiiteil rooms, and
that in frosty weather she has th®
windows of an her livingro<imeopen>
so that gUi-»ts visiting Windsor must
l,e chilly.
This hu» cull*»! attention to the
memoir» of Unroline Pichler, which
tell that the Empress Maria There*«
]m.» sensed a »itmlur peculiarity. The
mother of Unroline Pichler bdbre her
marriage uns render to Merin The
re*!!, und she nlso assisted fhe Em
press w ith her toilet. 8he relate» the
'The Empress being « targe, »tnnt
ly-binlt woman, warmth mi« not
agreeable to her. She did not allow
her itfinrtmentM to !»■ warmed. Sbo
had no fear of draught», »lie did not
what rheumatism wo», in
wintertime tin* window was often
o|»»n beside tier writing table mid
wind would blmv the snow in on the
jm|>rr from which I was n-ading to
"The I'm press went to seen
sion on Corpus Christi Day,
place under the hot sun in Vienna,
and she returned to Sohudirum over
nmnts nnd sat with a dressing tnnn
td around her in the middle of her
dressing room, of wliich the windows
and opposite doors were ojien to
cause a draught.. Then the Empress
drunk lemonade anil ate iced straw
berries, and while doing so. in order
to lose no time, »he had her iieautiful
long hair brushed.
"Service to the Empress wns often
very painful during the winter, ns
one had to work with cold hands
nnd the body would shake with tho
cold, while the Empress did not seem
to feel anything of it."
n '«*
Bln- threw off her outer gar*
New Clothes In Six Hours.
•''rom Ih« Now York Journal,
"Do you know bow quickly a man
ran get nn outfit in New York?" sniU
man about town yesterday,
mean his outside npnarel—tlmt is, a
suit of clothes, a lint and pair of
»hoes. Within »ix hour» n nmn can
oydor these tiling», have tlictu made
ami have them on."
It was a rntlier remarkable state
ment, yet It is borne out by fact.
A man can order a complete suit of
clothe« aud in five hours they will bo
fitiinhod. The cutting requires some
thing less than un hour. An oxnert
trousers-muker turns out a pair of
pantaloons in one hour nud thirty
minutes. A vest can bo inuju iti
about the,the snmo time. Tito coot
i» the most difficult part of tha suit
to make, und it requires three men
about four hours to complete It.
As a rule, in this lightning ntnnu
fuct uro of clothing, two men or morn
Work upon the »nine garment. Of
course, tho linings, strnps, etc., sro
all prepared, nnd there aro n dozen
little tricks to suve time. For in
stance, the buttons of the trousers
uro pasted instead of sewed. There
aro at leust n dozen tailors in New
\ ork, who will ninko n suit of clothes
nnd deliver it within six hours after
it is ordered.
A Platonlo Guide.
I have lots of fun with bridal
couples who climb tho dome. Nearly
evory day 1 go to tho other side of
the immense arched painting", which
is a perfect whisper gallery, and hear
them spooning. When tlioy gft too
affectionate I turn my back, (oôk up
nt the painting and say: "This is no
place for lovo making." ' My voie«
poos over them in sepulchral tom«*,
and they take awny with them n viv
id ossurnnee of glioMtly watchers I»
the dome.—Washington Lotter.

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