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2 wsalke alsag a euaery way
le sir was sweet--s sweet as Ma;
A snail hand elasped ia mlas, the while
I watched a child's swift glancing smile
And listened to his queries sweet:
The path was yellow at our feet
With dandelloes--chldhood's gold:
He stood among them bright and bold,
Gay prattling. sad "O' mamma dear,"
The toung vroes sounded full a elea
SIt all these posies full of light
Were only sovereigns bie and bright
I'd pick as many as I eeuld;
'd be n rich man, that I would;
I'd got a ship. and o'er the sea
..f would go sailing, you and mae.
--A a a castle big and se.
And oa narsh mallows we would dine;
Your gown should be of silk, and blue;
I'd buy a great big crown for you.
SSome rubies for your neek I'd get
No queen could look so fae-end yet
At eight o'clock I'd want your gown
To be li this enoe-old and brown
To lay loaeheek on, while you sing
Just 'iome. Sweet Home.' or some sB
Pooh I money Msn't much, for we
Are happy now as we ean be.
And these big dandellnes, I say,
Are better'n dollars any day.
SSo big, so yellow sad so bright.
They fairly dazzle me with light:
How nice to be hen just with you.
The grass so green, the sky so blue
'd rather be your boy sad walk
Out here with you, and talk and talk,
Than be a king or Vanderbilt-
I only wish they wouldn't wiat .
Hnw sad I am that I am me,
I wouldn't change a king to ba
-Ada L Gale, in Inter Ocean
The Happy Sequel That Grew Ourt
of a Little Mistake. ,
Capt. Sprowl threw his hat on the
bed and sat down in his easy chair in
the cabin to light his pipe. Up curled
the smoke, and through it the captain
looked ruefully at the nest package
that lay on the table.
"What a fool I was to buy that," he
thought. "Old sextant was plenty
good enough, though I've had it nine
years. Bought it in Liverpool when I
was second mate in the Julia A. Smith.
And now I've put out a month's earn
ings for a new one. What possessed me
I don't know."
And so the captain went on.
Now Capt. Sprowl was not, as you
might think from the name, a bald
headed old man with bushy whiskers.
No. names are very misleading. In
stead, he was tall and slender, with a
sandy mustache, and had not a gray
hair in his head.
He came from Maine. and, although
but thirty years old, he had been for
six years captain of the bark Edna
Dunn, "which was now lying at Consti
tution wharf in Boston, discharging
her cargo of sugar.
"Well," puffed the captain, "nothing
to do now but to get rid of the old sex
tant. I should go ashore next trip if I
had two sextants to navigate by. Must
work the old one off on some landlub
ber or somebody."
The package was lying on an old
newspaper-a Globe-which he had
read through and through on his last
trip out.
"The very thing!" said he. "I'1 put
a notice in the paper. 'Sextant for sale
cheap,' and if somebody doesn't bite at
it I miss my guess."
The next morning the only thing the
captain could see in the paper wasthia:
SCZITAr for sale by a ship captain, nearly
new and in perfect order: will be sold cheap
Address O 41, Globe ofa
And now my story's begun.
Etta Bourne had been at work in a
millinery store in Boston for nearly
two years. She and her older sister
Annia. had learned the trade with the
village milliner down in Kennebunk.
But Annie, who had long been the
belle of the village, got mazried and
Etta concluded to try her fortune in
in Boston.
She was full of ambition.
So it fell that, in her two year in the
millinery store, she studied shorthand
and typewriting, with the intention of
fitting herself to be soonfidential lerk.
One Sunday she saw in the Globe this
1' ALJones' Premier typewrlise at half
a, s been uaed less than a iath an ,w
rdeer. Address O ,r1 Globe cOaa
Etta Bourne, being a Maine Ymankee,
knew a bargasin when she saw it She
wanted to own her own typewriter, and
so she wrote a brief note addrsmed to
"' 41, Globe offce," asking wher the
ma-hine could be seen, sad dropped it
hito the letter box as she mw t to work
Monday morning.
."a c, k was sorting the replies and
4 * * *u in their appropriate
t~ " r he eame to Etts Bourne's
Pter to I'" he read It '") 41," anad
pet it 1h hole as seh.
That was a very, very little mistake,
of course; but you who bhare notleed
how things go ,a this world of ours
have discovered dntht the most serious
Ehanges In te coursea of our livessene
about from just such little happeiangs
For it was that very day that Cap
Sprowl advertised his etant ior as
And Capt Sprowi was "O 4L"
Now, the tall captain was a very
bsy man, and it was late that a'
oon before he went to the oaee to
gather in the replies from people who
ware anxious to bay a sstat. But
the sextant market was apppaetly
rather dull, for all the clerk muld give
him was one solitary letter. The cap
talsn tore the envelope open sad trssed
i)t upotthe table.
"I msaw your advertisement is the
Globe," read the aptain. "I wishtob
a -od seeondhand m achine
make and if the one you efer Is in
perfect repair and the lpice is satfa-
tory, perhape we can trad But I cap
sot give mere tha afty dollam; ar.d if
yu ask mome yu need noat reply to
thi. Send addres, stasting where ma
chinecan be eae to . Bearas, 41
Winftr streeL"
"Well," slolilquaed the captain,
"*r* oet one aunwer, arnbow. Sat
what does a woman want et a sextant
-for this is certainly a womans wit
angi S8 e eems to bein eaect
though. And ty dalla-s Comeseaei
I never expected to gt mere tha
we, dollars Well, she'll have
to i on bo.ard I as. u Ji,
seao reo bcr I adgn s. sos l
shegtbl wueO.
U. Bowm3
Dear Mi--Yomrs n reply to sdversW al
in the Olobe is at hand. Pleas call on me on
board the bark Edna Dunn, Coastitution wharf,
between two and six.
EDwN IL SraowL, Captain.
The next afternoon about four a trim
little figure walked rapidly over the
rough planks of Constitution wharf.
"It's a queer place to find a second
hand typewriter," thought Etta Bourne,
"but I suppose the captain got tired of
it, or couldn't use it because the vessel
pitched so or something like that"
She saw the! gilt letters "Edna
Dunn." A fat, bald-headed man with a
little gingham apron on looked out at
the door of a box-like house in the mid
dle of the vesseL
A broad plank extended from the
wharf across the bulwarks. The man
in the apron came forward.
"I wish to see Capt. Sprowl," said
"Yes, mim. Come right aboard, minim,
on that there plank, mim. The cap
tain's down in his cabin, mim."
Etta Bourne stepped hastily along
the plank, and the stout cook, putting
his broad palms under her elbows, lift
ed her lightly to the deck.
"This way, mim;" and he led her
around to the after companionway.
They went down the brass-railed
stairs, and, as the cook knocked at the
door, Etta noticed how spick and span
everything looked. As a matter of
fact, the captain, in view of a lady's
visit, had kept the cook scouring the
wood and brass work all the forenoon.
"Captain, sir, a lady wishes to see
The captain, with half an hour's
work in his four-in-hand, bowej re
"I am Miss Bourne," began Etta; "I
came in response to your advertisement
in the Globe about a-"
"Yes, ma'am," said the captain; "this
is the place. Will you take a seat?"
- As Etta sank into an. easy chair she
glanced about her in astonishment.
She had no idea that those little low
houses on ship's deck were so comfort
able Vs this.
Here Was a dainty little sitting-room,
with a rich, soft carpet, a hanging
lamp of elaborate design, huge, plush
easy chairs and sofa, a pretty rattan
rocker and a table strewn with the
latest magazines.
"I beg your pardon," said4he tall cap
tam, who had been looking curiously
at her, "but are you not related to Miss
Annie Bourne, of Kennebunk?"
"Why, yes, indeed; she is my own
sister," answered Etta, with animation.
"I used to go to school with her in
the old Brunswick acadamy years agog
but I didn't know she had a sister."
"Oh, yes! I went to the academy my
self, but it was after she graduated."
"And was old Brown principal wher
you were theret"
From this they went on for ten min
utes, and each knew so many that the
other did that they soon became old
The captain at once noticed that she
was a remarkably neat and pleasant
little woman, and Etta Bourne thought
the captain a fine looking man, tall and
"Well, Capt. Sprowl," said she,
finally, "I mustn't forget what I came
for. I believe you have a machine that
you wish to sell?'
"Why, yes," said the captain, wonder'
ing what on earth this attractive young
woman could want of a sextant
"And how did you come to want to
sell it?" pursued she, wdadering what
use this sea captain had for a type
"Well, the fact is," said the captain,
reddening a little, "I bought a new
one the other day, when I didn't really
need it, and of course I haven't use for
two. And," continued he, "since turn
about is fair p'ay, I am going to sal
you what you want of one."
"To earn a living with," said she.
The captain looked puzzled, as he
went into his stateroom to get the
sextant. Re had heard that women
were becoming the rivals of men in al
most every trade and profession, and
he vaguely wondered if Miss Bourne
was intending some time to become
Capt Bourne.
"WelL" said he, coming back and
holding the sextant out toward her,
"here it is. The ivory on the scale is a
little yellow, and the vernier glass has
a little crack aeross the outer edge,
Be stopped. Miss Bourne was hold
ing up her hands with amasement.
"Why-why--what is this?" she st-m
"Why, it's a sextasnt," said the eap
toin. "I thought yon knew what they
looked like."
"But there's some misunderstanding
here. I don't have any use for a sex
tan. It was a typewriter that I uander-s
stood you had to sell."
"A typewriter!" said the captain, s
toalshed in turn. "Why. no. Here's
the advertisement," aod he put the p
per in her hbands.
Now, as I have said, Etta Bourne was
a Maline Yankee; and in less than ten
seconds she had gaessed how the mis
take was made.
"Well, now," said the eaptain, "I
thounght it was awful funny that a
woman should want to buy a sextant.
Now you have disapotiated me, I don't
a- how I sam going to sell it, unless I
leave it at the instrument maker's anad
let him get what he can for it."
Oddly enough, from this point this
story runs along so naturally that youa
ea tell it yoarsmelt
The tall captain escorted Miss Bourne
up town, called on her two or three
times while he was in port, correspond
ed with her when he was awdy, and in
leIs than a year this notice appeared in
the marriage colnta of the Globe:
s~POWlf-BOU2N.-*s m~nIsaak Me.
May . at the rseSMles the bI0a's a·wes,
capt edwia . Iprerw saIe Ieartets a
And now-my story is done-Edgar
Yates, in Bastoe Globe.
-"If I wereto ask you to marry me
what would yeou sayr "Why, Mr.
Joaslby," she I red, "'really, this ti
so wds" "I toU ht so," bhe nI
swered; "thm% about wabt they all
say. Muobeo.blg " Aadtheahsraid
i, ws tee r h ti to g--Wwhth,gt
IUR They Are Broken for Riding at West
After new horses are brought to West
Point a considerable time elapses before
they are brought into the riding-school;
for cadets are never mounted on green
animals. The horse first receives a cer
tain degree of training, to accustom
him to his new and unusual duties.
When brought into the stables, he is
placed in a stall anjoining those of
quiet and experienced horses, that he
may have the benefit of their example.
Men at work about the stable are cau
tioned to approach quietly, and always
speaking to him, that he may be gently
accustomed to their presence. His diet
even is carefully regulated, that he may
become used to the government forage
ration without injury.
His first exercise in the line of duty
consists in being halter-led by a trooper
mounted on a well-trained horse. After
this a bridle may be placed on him and
the reins loosely tied and thrown over
his neck. When he is properly fitted
with a snaffle bridle, the caveson, a light
halter fitted with a nose band, is ad
justed, and the longeing strap attached.
The practice of the lonue is to supple
and teach the horse the free and proper
use of his legs. It thus aids in forming
his gaits, and in fitting him for the cav
alry service. The length of the lessons
is regulated to avoid overfatigning the
Then bending lessons are given.
From them the horse acquires a proper
carriage of the head and neck. They
also serve to render him more manage
able by teaching him to conform to the
movements of the reins, and to yield to
the pressureof the bit. He is taught
to arch the neck, to raise or lower the
head, and to bend it to the side. After
this, the horse is thrown. This is done,
if possible, more gently and carefully
than the preceding exercises. The
method used is a modification of the
Rarey method. A strap is fastened
around the off fore pastern, and passed
over the back. As soon as the horse
moves, under urging, the strap is pulled
and held taut, thus bringing the heel
against the forearm, and keeping it
there. The horse is brought to his
knees, and in this position he is permit
ted to remain, until of his own volition
he lies down, obeying the repeated com
mand: "Downr' He isnot tobepushed
This lesson illustrates the theory and
motive of all the training. The horse
is considered as an animal of a single
Ides. He has no reasoning faculties be
yond the limit of his experience, and
consequently he is reasoned with by
acts alone. In this lesson he becomes
convinced of his own helplessness, and
of man's power over him. No amount
of plunging aids him; the end of it is
that he is compeled to submit and lie
down. But in this, as in other mess
ares of training, he finds that no harm
comes to him; he is treated kindly and
gently, but yet so firmly that he is com
peled to obey. He learns to trust his
master, and to obey without dissent.
He is made to submit to man's control
without exciting his resentment, or
suffering other physical pain than that
resulting from his own resistance.
The horse is now in a condition to
step on to the tan-bark and meet the
cadet. Both actors in the scenes to
follow have been trained with this end
in view. The cadet is a third-class
man-in cadet phraseology a 'year
ling," from the fact that he has com
pleted the first year's course of study,
and has been advanced to the next
year's class. During the year elapsed
he has seen horses only at a distance;
they have not existed for him. But
while his more advanced comrades have
been riding, and occasionally turning
nvoluntary somersaults, he has been
bringing his young muscles under good
control, and rendering them supple in
the gymnasium. He has there been
turning somersaults with a purpose.
The course of gymnastics is lacking in
no essential particular. and it may
quite properly be regarded as prepara
tory to the course in the riding-school
for it stops where the other begins; and
the yearling undoubtedly presents a
more creditable mounted appearance
than would be the case should he pass
to the riding-school without first ren
dering his muscles tense.-Harper's
They Are If Inventive Oentus s sa Indl.
There is no surer test of original
minds and their assiduous culture than
this one-inventive genius. Itbespeaks
the best use of all divine gifts, and is
the fruit of an advanced eivllization.
Well, America has never had any
cause to be ashamed of her contribu
tion to the progress of the world, and
the year '91 would have effectually
abolished it if she had. During that
time patents have been obtained in the
United States at the rate of nearly two
thousand a month, making a total of
twenty-three thousand two hundred
and forty-four for the year.
This phenominal number represents
an amount of technical skill, patient
ianvstigation and constant labor of
which the fgures themselves give only
the faintest idea. They are indeed a
triumph, but it has been purehased by
weary struggls of both hand and brain.
Granted that some among these pat
ents are useless, others unimportant
and a third class impraceticable, it still
remains that they ccmtain germs, of de
rslopment and possibilities of advance
which will out-rival the grandest
reams of the most enthustistk of
-The high place of this country iu the
distant past is exceeded by last year's
nnesalleled record. Franklln'selectric
kite and Fulton's steamboat trip to Al
bany eSctully solved the problem of
iaternal communletion awroe oar rvest
possessloma Necessity is a atern but
prollc mother, sad she early taugh
mtr forefathers the lImosn that "they
must conquer nature by obeying na
tare's powera" Fper where one ma
ldid the wort of three and help wa in
eeaible, hemade hishrnina doduty
for the abeat two sad wrests4 s
Pt astur's wwg s rInm e
But the latter-day glory of achieve
ment has o'ershadowed them; for now
we have not only quantity but also
quality. Edison has no rivaL He has
seized the most mysterious of forces,
electricity, and subdued it to a me
chanical agency. It illuminates our
streets with radiant light, and fills our
hearts with the music of voice hun.
dreds of miles away. When the steam
engine is the curious relief of a com
paratively ignorant age, and electricity
has given full scope for all its possibili
ties, no name will be written larger
than Edison's upon the scroll of those
whose minds have conquered the uni
verse, and conquered only to bless
Never excelled, and rarely equaled,
the answer to our question can safely
be left in his fair fame and the record
of patents for 1892.-N. Y. Ledger.
- 5
A Superstttion of the Mse-o-Chee Valley
that Never Falls.
Sue Buxton, the village belle, took
up the photograph of herself that she
had just received from the local tin
type artist, and was preparing to
wreathe her pretty face with looks of
pleasurable anticipation when, sud
denly the coming smile died on her
There, plain as light and shade could
make it, was a Death's Head, in a
strange way blended with the face in
the picture. How it came there, whether
by some freak of light and shade, or by
some bungling of the work of finishing
or retouching on the part of the artist.
Sue never stopped to consider.
All day she went about like one in a
"Sue," said Dan that night, as they
sat in the parlor, "why don't you give
me that photograph you promised me ?
You know we are to be married in a
Without a word, Sue Buxton took up
the picture and handed it to him. She
watched his face narrowly. She was
not surprised when she saw him start
In his chair.
"Sue !" he gasped.
"Yes, Dan."
"Do you see what is blended with
your face in the photograph? Oh, it
can not be that we must part so soon.
There is-"
"A Death's Head, Dan. And it says
that in a week J shall be dead. Pmnct
over ordinary suspicious nor super
stitious-like, but there's somethin' that
makes my flesh crawl about thispicture.
I haven't been well since the minute I
first laid my eyes on it."
The wedding was postponed. No one
knew why.
"They've quarreled." said some.
"She's a flirt and has disgusted him,"
said others.
The night she died, two weeek's later,
all her schoolgirl friends in the village
came over to tender their last loving
offices to the dead. There was ahaunt
ed, ghastly look on her face, such as
even death did not seem able to mask.
Contrasted with the red roses they
twined in her yellow hair, her pale face
looked even more palid than ithad been
made by death.
"How changed she is! Here is her
last picture; see for yourself." It was
an old woman who spoke.
They gathered around.
"Why, see the Death's Head in the
face!" exclaimed a dozen voices, as the
girls drew back and as the men and
women bowed their heads.
"Poor girl!" said the old woman,
looking at the picture again; "you have
frightened yourself to death over a
lucky sign. I see it all now."
And the old croon bowed her head in
a moment's deep silence.
"What is it, aunty?" someone asked,
after a long time.
"The two heads. %et own and the
Death's Head, meant, my dears, that
she was to be married twice.
"Yes, aunty."
"But, through fear, she has been
wooed and won by Death."--Once a
How a Bevy of Young Birds Lost the
Home Nest.
We were exceedingly desirouns of see
ing that family of wrens start out in
life, and we did, in a way that startled
us as much as it must have surprised
tbhem. "I wonder if they're gone," was
our anxious thought every morning as
we approached; and one day, not seeing
either parent, we feared they had made
their debut without our assistance, in
the magical morning hours when so
many things take place in the bird
"I mean to see i they arestill there,"
said my comrade, creeping up to the
mass of roots, leaning far under, aad
carefully thrusting one finger into the
A dynamite bomb could not have
been more effective, nor more shoe
to us,-for lo! in sudden panic ve baby
wrens took flight in five ditrerent dirc
tioda The eause of the disturbance
rose with a look of discomfture on her
face, as if she had been caught robbing
a nest She seemed so dismayed that
I laughed, while those wrealings made
the air fairly ham about her head.
That they were ready to fly, and only
waiting for "the dieourager of hisi
tmancy" to start them, was plain, for
every one used his little wing man
fully-perhaps I should say wrenfually
-and flew from fifteen to twenty feet
before he came down. In less than a
minute the air was flled with wren
baby chirps, and we seated arselves to
await the mother's return and witaness
the next sct in the wn drnama. The
mother took ft philosophically, rog'
nising the chirps, sad loasting them
with an ease and peeeiseetbat armesed
envy in us bird-lovers, to whom young
bht calls em to came from every di
rectlan at once. She immediately be
gan to feed, and to colleet them Into a
little flock. With her help we also
found thema and watehadthem a long
time-their pretty baby ways, their
eager interesn tin the big world, their
drawing together as they heard one
naother's re+S and their easy end.
dung ap taspthan em os. .-.Atls
He Eeed te Sta Rebber, btt Get -
Help, sad Was Worsted.
In 1878 Milo Hoadley was a passenge
on the Milton stage when it was held
up by a lone Italian highwayman.
There were four or five puasengers b&
sides Hoadley, all young, strong men,
who would not like to see their nimes
In print in connection with this inci
The Italian, a tall, athletic fellow,
stepped out from behind a rock at the
foot of a steep hill, and leveling a shot
gun at the driver ordered him to stop
and throw out the box. The driver
obeyed and handed the box, which con
tained several thousand dollars, td the
robber, who took it in his left hand
and remarked that that was all he
Hoadley looked at the robber and
"Don't you think you've got a lot of
cheek to hold up a stage with five men
in it?"
"It strikes me," replied the robber,
"that you've got more cheek to make
any impromta remarks on the subject
when nobody has bothered you. Have
you got any money about you?"
"Yes, I have," aid foadley. I've
got a hundred dollars; but what of it?"
"Nothing particular, except I want
, and will blow your head off if you
don't hand it out lively." And so say
ing the robber sighted along his gun
barrel at Mr. Hoadley's head. He
looked as if he meant business, and
and Headley leisurely fished out his
purse and held it out to the robber.
Hoadly sat on the front seat, between
the driver and another man, and in
handing the purse to the robber he had
to lean forward and across the other
passenger, while the robber had to
lower his gun, step close to the stage
and reach up for the purse with his left
Just as the robber grasped the purse
Hoadley pitched forward and hurled
himself upon the fellow, landing astride
of him and bearing him to the ground
with a crash. Hoadley weighed over
two hundred pounds, and the Italian
had a hard job to shake him of, but
Hoadley was much the older man, and
his wind did not last long. The strug
gle on the ground lasted for a miqute
or more, and had the other passengers
gone to Hoadley's assistance they could
haveoverpowered and bound the robber
without any difficulty. But not a man
of them stirred hand or foot to help the
old gentleman, and in a few moments
the Italian got out from under him and
regained possession of his gun, which
he had dropped when Hoadley fell upon
"You are the eheekiest old man I ever
saw," said the Italian, as Hoadley, al
most breathless and wholly disgusted,
scrambled to his feet and began brush
ing the dust from his clothes.
"That's all right," proted the old gn
tleman, "but if any of those blamed
cowards on the stage had stood in we'd
have had you tied up and th would
have been on you."
Now, it would be a fine ending .of
this incident to relate how the road
agent, admiring the spirit and courage
of the old gentleman, returned to him
his purse and punishqd the cowardice
;of the other passengers by compelling
them to give up all their money and
watches, but highwaymen of that type
went out of fashion long ago, and the
cold, unromantic truth of the matter is
that the Italian kept Hoadley's one
hundred dollars, didn't rob the others.
and went away into the brush with his
gun and the express box.
The sheriff took his trail that same
day and arrested him in a wayside
mjoon, but forgot to search him, ,and
when the robber was taken to jail he
gave Hoadley's one hundred dollars to
a lawyer to defend him. The Italian
was prosecuted, convicted and sent to
prison as John Doe, and he never was
identified otherwise, and the express
box that he stole never was found.-
San Francisco Examiner.
he Rememared.
On the night of March 8, 1801, Mr
Wickwire brought home a package.
"What have you there, my dear?"
asked his wife.
"A clock," said Mr. Wickwire, with
p-erhaps a trace of something unusul
In his tone; "a new-fnsgled clock, that
runas ~whole year with one winding.
Hereafter I propose to go to sleep i
His wordssame true; buton the night
of March 8, 161, he was awakened with
a great start. He was dreaminrg at the
m*oment. HE was in a rllway wreek,
and, as he thkbeght, the broken driving
rod of the overturned engine was slow
ly percinag his vital ergana. He wake~,
as before said, with a start and fond
hi wife arousidngr him with her elbow.
"What's the matter?" graned the
"DIA yea wiad the eleek, eary,
dear?"--ladisapolis Jolua eL
8bhemaker (asdde)-A full four.
('Aloud.) What else do you wer, Mad.
Mrs Instep-why, you just measued
my foot!
Shoemaker-Yes but what sAe -e
you wear?-Pak.
k Dihease.
BrlSgge-I just got word from the west
that Charlie Sprcer is dead.
Brawn-Poor fellow! What did he
die of?
B~Drlggt-A ilk hat at cowboy balL
-A frak inthe sbsh of saear o
carn has bees fud o Georgia. The-
at islike mstears of eaern in length
.nd sie, bet at the btt enad there re
six other little ears, resemblig hu-
Sagers, giving the appearaee of an
ared oragraspedin the hand of a
man. The small ears arefrm two to
--Is Smithis a 1t lawyer?"
"Very. Ma wenat to him with a ease
irviing em htedrsd and Afttyla
lamr sai Is was wiung toepem
Liten hkuAve doltars to get it bask,
edmi his mate him out a 4spidt A
ser see tlwan thr ee like as
A Penlteal Proeee to Doteraie thie wW
of tau reeops.
olan which has been tried in Switzer
land for a long time with fair results.
Now Belgium will most likely introduce
it, but in a form different from the
Swiss law. In explanation of the law
a good autherity says: "The emenee
of the referendum consists in submit
tiug to the rsct votes of the people a
clear and single issue to be answered
by 'yea' or 'nay.' The issue to
be thus decided must have been
previously discussed, so as to en
able the people to judge of
it. In Switzerland the legislative
assembly must have discussed and
adopted the proposed law before it can
submitted to the people. The mode
of submission may be optional obli
gatory. If obligatory, the laws subject
to the referendum are automatically
referred to the people. If optional, the
question in Who has to decide wheth
er a law shall be referred? By the
Swiss federal constitution, at the de
mand of thirty thousand qualified
voters, or of eight cantons, a law has to
be referred. This may be called the
true democratic rule of option. In Bel
gium the proposal is to vest theright of
option in the king alone. Such an are
rangement would make the refereandum
a new kind of veto power, shifting the
right of veto from the king to the peo
ple. Such an arrangement would be
better than a law empowering the
legislature by a two-thirds or three
quarters vote to annul the veto of the
chief magistrate. In the hands of a
king or of his cabinet the right of
option would be as unstable and un
reliable in its working as any power In
the hand of a single man. The Illinois
custom of submitting to a vote of the
people certain changes of the law, such
as amendments to the constitution, is
an illustration of what was absove called
the obligatory form of the referendum.
King George of Greece has justreferred
his quarrel with Delyannis, his former
prime minister, and with the legislative
assembly, the majority of which went
with Delyannis, to the people, and the
voters of Greece have decided in faveor
of the king. This event speaks in favor
of the Belgian proposal of the referen
dum at the option of the king."-Chi
cago Herald.
Ceaseles DIgemee" Is a Trait o the Ce
lestial's Ciaraeter.
Unquestionably industryis one of the
good qualities yhicb may be attributed
to all the natives of China alike. No
doubt the fact that ninety-nine out of
every hundred Chinamen perpetually
live "oc the ragged edge of existence"
is mainly accountable for this virtue,
but it is unqnestlonably the leading
characteristic which strikes a foreigner
on landinginChina Nomatterwhether
his experience lieshi theerowded streets
of such cities as Cant~n or among the
village communities on the northern
plains, the same ceaselem diligence is
A belated traveler passing through
the streets of a town can not feal to be
struck with the sounds of labor which
proceed from behind the closed shutters
of the workshops; and an early riser in
the country will be robbed of all self
congratulation by finding that the field
laborers have completed a recognizable
portion of their day's work before he
was astir.
The emperor's day begins during a
great portion of the year before day
light, and in every yamun throughout
the land his example is followed. Such
indefatigable industry would under
favorable circumstances produce a
prosperous, well-to-do people, but in
China the population is so dense that it
is only by this means and by the exer
cise of the strictest economy that the
natives are able to keep body and soul
together. Nothing is wasted by them,
and substances which it would be bet
ter to throw on the dust heap are not
unfrequently converted into food.
Ares of the Greet Lakes.
Affording a cheap waterway to com
meree, the lakes are serviceable to
many industries; and If we had not that
great chain of inland msas we shaold
haveno Niagara. Conaidered oln other
grounds, there appears to be a good
deal of lost space in these huge kdoe
of wster. Lake Superior has 31,33
squre miles, or four times as meh as
the state of New Jersey. lake area
with 38,83, and Lke Miehiga with
t,430s, are eah nearly twice as large as
Maryland. Lake Eri with 5,36 is
considerably larger, and Lake Oatnruo
with 7,240 is not very much amallet,
than sachusetts. Aad Niamnr may
well shake the earth with it thunders,
suastained as they are by these masi
mum depths in it soaereas of supply
Lake Saperior, 1,86 feet; lake auron,
750 feet; lake MichIgan, vfetet; Lake
ri, 31 feet; while lmke Ontario re
ceies its lood to ma xsimum depth of
1a8 feet-Iiechani.ls News
A city a Twea shsres.
In one respeet at least Quit, theap
ital of nadeor, is the met uniqpue ity
in theworld-it is sitated in bth the
northera ad atlhera hemispheres, a
distinction claimed by no oth pla eof
imprsortance on the globe. At Qqito the
sun rises sad sets at si dseehthe year
aroend. Yo may forget to wtrdyour
wath while yoa are visiting the Eua-.
daran apital, but yo need not huat
up a reglater-et it when th sean
rises or sets sand you will beere to be
right Old Sol makes no mistbes. In
one part of the city the smmer sese
does battle with old winter, who is Juast
aersa the street. The massea, as far
as names are oncearned, ohange aimest
ibstantly; bat, as tbe tempgsdta is
rarbly ev·e, theme erios ponlt
ae aeldm thught aof er eommied
oa by the tty themead p-rle wihe
make Quito thsfr house.-St. LEad Kg
-1i jet rave abotl oe beai
of isi t Gaseia womes o . hicte-s
mens they as masi t lesposc ihlhont1
harwiing ha blus bet th th
- me- of the -- pus
-Nut Cake: Two cups of sugar, one
sap of butter, one cup of milk, three
eggs, three cups of flour, two teaspoon
fuls baking powder, two cups of any
kind of nut kernels.-Detroit Free
-Bread should be kneaded very little
at the second molding. And when set
to rise, do not let it rise to its fullest
eapacity before putting it in the oven.
It is bet to grease over the tops of the
loaves with butter when setting it to
rise the last time. This keeps the
crust tender when baking.
-Orange Jelly: The juice of four
oranges, grated rind of one, juice and
rind of one lemon, one and one-half
cupfuls of sugar. Put one-half a box
of gelatine in cold water, let it stand
two hours; add a pint of boiling water
and the other ingredients; pour into
molds and put on ice to cooL--Good
-To remove cart-wheel grease from
white goods use soap and oil of tur
pentine, alternating with streams of
water; from colored cottons and wool
ens, rub in with lard, let lie, soap, let
lie again, and treat alternately with oil
of turpentine and water; from silks,
use bensine instead of oil of turpentine.
-Detroit Free Press.
-Orange Cream: Three-fourths of a
pound of coffee A sugar, eight eggs,
the grated rind of two oranges, the
juice of eight oranges and one ounce of
cornstarch. Stir constantly in a double
kettle until it begins to thicken, re
move from the#stove and beat a few
minutes. Pour into custard cups or
sherbet glasses, place on the ice and
serve with fancy eakes.-N. Y. World.
-Asparagus on Toast: Throw the
asparagus into cold water, and after
soaking tie them together and boil
rather quickly. Iflerdone theaheads
will be broken. Toast slices of bread
very brown on both sides, and when
the asparagus is done take it up very
carefully, dip the toast quickly in water
and lay the asparagus upon it. Pour
melted butter on it and serve.-Old
-Cheese Straws: Mix thoroughly two
ounces of flour, two ounces of butter
and two ounaces of grated cheese, add
one eg, half a teaspoonfulof salt and
enough cold water to make a paste, roll
out and out in strips eeven inches long
and half an inch wide. Bake in a mod
erate oven a golden brown. Tie them
in bunches of half a dosen each with
baby ribbon of a rich cherry color.
Serve on fancy platters or long glass
dishes. They can be made the day be
fore using.-N. Y. Observer.
rhe Peralelten l tuwese. They Esett Upon
"I think," said the venerable grand
mother of many girls, "that it is a
wrong use of money to buy velvets and
brocades and diamonds for young girls.
They are neither becoming nor appro
priate, to say nothing of the folly of
allowing such extravagance. Girls
who grow up to luxuries of this sort
usually make fretful, discontented
women, uncomfortable capricious wives,
and injudicious, unreliable mothers.
Early accustomed to the best of every
thing, they soon weary of that, and
pine with insatiable longings for some
thing finer and more costly and rare.
They feast on books of wildest romance,
which tell of jewels of fabulous value,
palaces more splendid than the skill of
man ever built, silks and laces, draper
Sle and decorations that only the fever
heated imagination of a discontented
spirit could create. Kingdoms rise and
fall, beauty triumphs, women are
adored and live and die, more after the
fashion of angels than human beings.
"And when she closes the book her
house appears poor and mean in the
memory of that of which she has just
read; her jewels are trash as compared
with those worn by the princess; her
husband is, oh, so commonplacel when
contrasted with the almost divine be
ings of the story; and her children are
rues, quarrelsome and untidy, alto
gstherdifferent from the cherube she
hasu read about What wonder that she
is peevish ad fretfual and unreasonu
ble, possibly cruel, or that some day
she breaks all bonds of propriety, and
following the example of the heroine
in one a the wild remanoes with whibch
her head and heart are fall, leaves her
home and Med, ad iagse hersell
late the tide that leeds to destructkm.
"And doe. her mother realise thatr
she is the one at fuet-that she sowed
the seeds ro odsocatet by giving he
child everythlg absi asked for, and
nouarnfshed the spirt of unnrest by sl
lowlng her to think that nothing was
too pod for her?
"Maternal afe-tion sometimes makes
grave mistakes, but never more hope
les or fatal nes than when girls are
permitted to gath t themselves all
eof the treasures of lthis world while yet
they are the merpt ehildren."-N. Y.
mXenb se.s ets.
Shade Uts were ever more charm
ing nor i greater wtdty than this sena
son. Eve~Pn or the beach are ornate
styles mpde of blek, white and ecru
ie severally. For grlen parties
there ae lovely modls that are both
eeste sad petrerspqoa Chion •ad
sllk sausn hats rival those of laes and
net sr 5maor uss These are shirred
in asy odd rsad novel ways, slashed in
piae so rea thouugh with velvet rib.
Co or eheilneevered boands, and
trimmed with igtresteteaed loops of
laes sand n~odag trowerswhes stekn
ae very high. Black bree hats ii
Spnish fashion are trimmed with red
brer rese, slvs bloss sad scarlet
lbellas sad gisadli. Wide-brimmed
bats ia eora yellow, olive green and
like populair shades, appropriate for
wrar Mat the seasile ad in the
are faced writh dark velvert
ua emd splyl m marms estdsid with hlae
hmews of point de Gene liess or ny
hasdsaribbL -.-N. Y. Peat
-AtisysaSsinvges her ifther gives
swap abs kenebnt iW' uod asboften a
teak sse~gen for 1d hi a t

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