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St list a moment and I will tell
f a strange adventure that befell
timid youngster I knew quite well.
oung Timorous Tommy of Glenwood dell.
Just out of the dell, half up the hill,
There stood a towering, tall windmill;
And still b yond stood a cottage small,
Where lived a lad named Timothy Hall,
A playmate of Timorous Tommy.
ne night young Tommy essayed to go
o Timothy's house for a call, you know,
he thin, new moon, with its faint, pale
arce lighted the objects on earth below
As Timorous Tom stole up the road
Toward the cottage small where his friend
His heart grew sick with a nameless fear;
He felt some danger was lurking near
Apprehensive Timorous Tommy.
hen, what do you think? Alack ! Alack !
terrible thing stood in his track;
as tall and shadowy and weird and
d its waving arms seemed warning him
While there came a grinding, munching
As though the creature were eating boys.
With a cry of terror he turned and fled,
And down the road to his home he sped
Poor terrified Timorous Tommy.
e trod that road the following day,
d then discovered, to his dismay,
hat the creature fierce that blocked his
d led him such terror to display,
Was naught but the busy, long armed
That clanked and creaked, as with hearty
It labored all day and turned all night,
Innocent of all intent to fright
This trembling Timorous Tommy.
-Arthur J. Burdick.
Who Got the Baby?
BRead over this little story and see if
u can tell who got the baby:
Once upon a time when all living
imals could talk together and under
nd each other, an ugly old croco
e stole a tiny baby and was about
make a dinner of it; but the poor
antic mother begged so piteously for
r child the crocodile said:
"Tell me one truth and you shall
ve your baby again."
"You will not give him back to me,"
"Then, by our agreement, I keep
," said the crocodile; "for if you
ve told the truth I am not going to
ve him back, and if it is a lie I have
Siut the mother said: "If I told
u the truth you are bound by your
omise; and if it is not the truth it
ill not be a lie until you have given
e my child."
They Knew the Bugle Call.
SSpeaking of the cleverness of horses
foreign paper tells a most interesting
y of an American horse:
In the year 1872, during a skirmish
'th the Sioux Indians, the 3d United
tates cavai y formed an emcampment
Sa valley on the so uthern border of
akota. At nightfall the horses were
thered by a long line to the ground.
oward daybreak a violent storm of
in and hail burst ovey the valley,
hqn the terrified animals broke loose
om their fastenings and tore away up
)e steep sides of the valley into, the
rritory of the enemy. Withouthorses,
L the mercy of the enemy, we would
ave been lost; yet it was impossible,
. the darkness, to go after them into
unknown country, probably full of
dians. The commanding .officer, as
last resource, ordered the stable call
be sounded. In a few minutes every
ree had returned to the encampment,
d we were saved.
The Storm Petrel.
* Ages ago the little web-footed fellow
as named Petrel, after the apostle
eter, because he is most often seen
Iking on the waves-never in them
t just daintily skimming their sur
To sailors they are "Mother Carey'es
hickens," and their presence is
readed on account of storms and bad
-ather generally coming with them.
ey revel in storms, and the higher
e waves the more merry are they.
s preference of the petrel is ex
rained by the fact that he is more
an half nocturnal in his habits and
eatly dislikes the glare of sunshine.
t when the black clouds and gloomy
'sts hang low over the ocean, the
mi-darkness just suits him, and
ough it he may be seen skimming
e angry billows many leagues from
e nearest land. -
The inhabitants of some of the out
ng Scotch islands make a peculiar
of the young petrels, which are al
ye as fat as butter, and much more
y to catch than the old birds. The
ug bird is caught,killed and a wick
-sed through his body until it pro
ots from the bill. When this wick
Slighted it gradually draws every
p of oil out of the well-supplied
ie reservoir, and thus a lamp is
ed, very cheaply and easily, that
ts and gives a good light for the
le of a long winter's evening.
troit Free Press.
A Tame Leopard.
f all the eat tribe leopards are the
est to tame, if they are captured
en young. When they are old their
age habits have become fixed, and
is almost impossible then to tame
Thirty years ago a curious and well
own sight on the streets of Berlin
was Von der Madliern with his tame
leopard. Baron Von der Madliern,
when a young man, was several years
German consul in Egypt. While there
an Arab friend presented him with a
young leopard. It Was only a,few days
old, its eyes not open yet. The young
baron determined to 'nake a pet of the
leopard and train and treat him like
The leopard was never confined in a
cage, but was always allowed full
liberty, and was well fed and petted.
He slept on a comfortable rug in his
master's room, and if the night was
cold, crept upon its master's bed and
shared it with him. Through the day,
indoors and out, he followed Von der
Madliern about like a faithful dog and
displayed a dog's affection for his
He grew by and by into a handsome
creature, , one of the largest of his
species, and finely marked. When he
had been in Von der Madliern's pos
session about two years the baron was
recalled to Berlin,and took the animal
back with him. In Berlin the leopard
occupied the same place in his master's
house that he had done before, and
followed the baron about the streets
in the same way.
At first the sight of the creature
stalking solemnly along beside the
man created quite a sensation in the
city, and people crowded to see them
pass. But it grew to be an everyday
matter, which only attracted occasional
notice from strangers or children.
The animal lived to be about 15
years old, and died much lamented by
all who knew him. His story seems
to prove that the wildness of such ani
mals is only slightly inherited, and
that their better nature may usually
be brought out by the proper treat
ment.-Our Animal Friends.
The Fairy and the Giant.
A giant lived in the land where
giants live, and a fairy lived among
the flowers of the garden, and in the
mossy places in the woods down by
The giant was big and strong and
powerful. He thought he had only to
speak and everybody would do inst
what he wished. He always said "I
won't" when anyone asked him to help
them. After a while he stopped
smiling because he had said "Iwon't"
so many times that his mouth was
drawn down at the corners.
The fairy was tiny and not very
strong, but she was always smiling
brightly and saying "I will" if people
wanted her to help them. Little I
Will went to visit boys and girls, and
she liked to see them smile and say "I
Will," just as she did.
One day the fairy, I Will, lay down
under a violet near the brook which
tinkled over the stones. She was soon
fast asleep. Soon after the giant, I
Won't, who was taking a walk, sat down
beside the violet where I Will was
lying. The brook soothed him to sleep
That same day a little boy named
Frank, with his nurse and sister, came
to the brook to play.
"Let's play we are fishes," said his
sister. "No, I won't," exclaimed
The giant opened his . eyes, looked
at the boy and said to himself, "He is
one of my kind. His mouth is drawn
down at the corners, and he will be as
cross as Iam when he gets to be a
Then Frank said tohis sister:"May,
I am going to paddle in the brook.
Will you?" .
"Oh, yes," said May, "I will. That
will be great fun."
The fairy, I Will, opened her eyes
and looked at MIay. She was such a
dear, sweet little girl that everybody
loved her. She liked to help other
people, and nearly always said "I
While the children were playing,the
giant had a great thought. He had
no boys of his own, and wanted one
very much, to teach him to be another
I Wont. So hlie sprang up, took Frank
in his arms and ran to Giant Land.
"But I won't go," screamed Frank.
"That's just what I want you to
say," said the giant.
Whenever Giant I Won't and Mrs.
Giant asked Frank to do anything he
would say "I won't, I won't,I won't. I
want to go home."
Then they would laugh until the
tears ran down their cheeks.
"Oh! no, you can't go home," said
the giant. "You are too m' ch like
us, and nobody wants a noy at home
who is always saying 'I won't.'"
So Frank had to stay with the
giants. One day he was crying very
hard, and wishing he could go home
to see his kind father and mother anu
S"Oh, dear!" he sobbed, "I will do
anything they want me to if I can only
Just then a small voice whispered
in his ear: "I am the fairy I Will.
This is the first time you have said 'I
will.' Now, if you are sure you will
try to help your papa and mamma, and
do what they ask you to without say
ing 'I won't,' you shall go home with
Frank did not stop to look at the
giant I Won't, but put his hand in I
Will's and was soon it home,happy.
New York Journal.
His Wheel Was His Woe.
"How are you getting along witL
your bicycle?" inquired a sympathetic
neighbor.' "Have you ridden into the
"I guess so," replied the beginner.
"If the country has I een coming my
way I have; I've ridden into about
everything else."-- (hcagd Times
'r,-.. ' s
Wost Widely Distributed and Moast Vale
able of All Fruits.
Not only is the banana the most
valuable of all fruits, but it may also
lay claim to being the most valuable
vegetable growth in the world. It is
the only fruit which possesses all the
essentials to the sustenance of human
life, and is probably the most widely
distributed of any natural fruit food.
In some countries its position is as
important as that of rice in China, or.
wheat in the United States. In Africa
it is the staple article of food, and
every tropical village" has its banana
fields, as common as the potate fields
of temperate climates.
Baron Von Humboldt estimates that
the arable lands of Central America
alone can produce enough bananas to
feed the world, and so generous is the
kruitage of this wonderful plant that a
given area is capable of producing 133
times more food than wheat and, 44
times more than potatoes.
Bananas are extremely sensitive, and
will not. withsta*I a touch of frost..
They require a deep, rich soil, but,
that being given, they repay-the labor
of planting and such slight cultivation
as is required to keep thein free from
other growth, with a .yield so great as
to be out of all proportiun to the work
expended upon them. After a while,
too, the plants aid in their own culti
vation by so covering the ground
about them with their own refuse
leaves as to effectually prevent any
other growth in their immediate vicin-'
There are many varieties, but the
kinds most generally grown for fruit
are the dwarfs, which attain a height
of only four or five feet. The smallest
of these produce the .delicate fig ba
nanas, unknown to the northern mar
kets, but almost the only ones eaten
as fruit in countries where the banana
is grown. The hardest of all the vari
eties, and the one most widely known
in the United States, is the African.
This variety needs to be quite ripe to
be in its highest degree palatable.
Most of the other varieties, as the
French, fig, dwarf, red, Cavendish,
lady finger and apple are regarded as
most delicate in their flavor. Parties
growing for market usually select the
finer varieties, even though they are
of more delicate vitality.
Bananas have no seeds,but are prop
agated from suckers, or roots, having
eyes like potatoes. Each eye produces
a plant, and from the largest of these,
at the end of a twelve-month, will ap
pear a huge purple blossom, which de
pends from a thick stem. It is big and
round at the base, and about 15 inches
long, tapering to a point.
This blossom is composed of many
compact rows of great overlapping
leaves, which gradually curl upward,
disclosing the tiny "hands" of ba
nanas, each having from eight to ten
"fingers," as the individual fruits are
termed by the growers. Thus the suc
cessive hands are gradually brought to
view by the unfolding and. dropping
of petals on alternate sides of the stem,
until the bunch is complete. Bananas
always curl their outer ends upward as
they grow, and not downward, as is
supposed by most persons who have
only seen the bunches hanging upside
down in fruit stalls. After forming,
the fruit requires about three months
to "fill," to attain its full size. Then,
although still green, the bunch is cut
down and hung in a shaded place to
ripen, for bananas, like pears, ripen
best after being gathered.
Only a few years ago bananas were
brought to this country in smal!,swift
sailing vessels from the West Indies,
and were almost unknown except in
large cities. But the demand increased
enormously, and now there are regular
lines of fruit steamers, devoted almost
wholly to the banana trade, runlning
from Boston, New York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and New Orleans, to Jam
aica, Cuba and various Central Amer
ican ports, and bringing back bananas
by the million bunches during every
month of the year.
In the United States bananas are
raised only in the extreme southern
portions of Florida and California, and
most of these go to supply the local
markets.-New York Ledger.
Elephant Flesh a Delicacy.
The flesh of the elephant is eaten in
its entirety by several of the African
tribes. The tools used are the assegai
and hatchet. The rough outer skin is
first removed in large sheets. Beneath
this is a subcuticle, a pliable mem
brane, from which the natives make
watershins. The elephant yields large
quantities of fat, used in cooking the
native's sun-dried biltong, or dried
strips of elephant's flesh, and also in
the preparation of vegetables. African
explorers of the Caucasian race agree
that one part of the elephant's car
cass, when properly cooked, is a suc
culent dish that will regale the most
delicate taste. This part, very strange
ly, is the first joint of. the leg below
the- knee, which one would suppose to
be the toighest portion of the animal.
TQ prepare the joint a hole three feet
deep is diu.g in the earth andatle sides
'of it are baked hard by means '%,ge
live coals. Most of the coals arei~n
taken out and. the elephant~s foot is
plaed.in the rude oven. The hole is
then filled with dirt, tightly packed
and a.blazing fire is built on top,which
is kept·replenished for three hours.
The foot is thus evenly baked, and
when done, instead of strong, tough
meat fibre, it is of a gelatinous, con
sistency that may be eaten \fith a
"The Gin Duke."
e Duke of Leeds, who appears
to be booked for the Governor-general
slip of Canada, to succeed the Earl
of Aberdeen, is known in England as
the Gin Duke, for the reason that he
is the'enior partner and managing
direEtir of the firm which has the
largest gin business in the United
The earliest exports of, cheese from
the United States were, it is said,made
about 1826. "
A Kentucky advertiser offers a mule
for. the best poem on a .new wagon he
has patented. "
Colonel P. S. Rucker of OklahbOm
weighs 497 poundg ad nna takeitie 1
premium as the fa magi at ev.ery terri- 1
SOnily a pound of maple sugar to a
tree: was'the report offhe manufactur
ers in the Cambridge districH'of Ver
mont this year.
Two witnesses from British Colum.
bia in an Ellensburg Washington law
case traveled 1604 miles and had a joint
bill of $368.80.
The combined age of five couplei
who recently celebrated their gold en
wedding at Wazemmes, in Belgium,
was just 800 years.
Switzerland has its name from
Schweitz, the name of the three forest
cantons that led the successful insur
rection against the Austrians.
There is a barber's chair in Houlton,
Mle.,-in which Hannibal Hamlin, Fred
Douglass, Blaine, Garfield, Theodore
Tilton, and McKinley have sat.
.. A remarkable tree grows in Brazil.
It is about six feet high, and is so lumi
nous that it can be seen on the darkest
night for a distance of a mile or more.'
A pair of gloves passes through
about 200 hands from the moment that
,the skin leaves the dressers until the
gloves are purchased by the intending
In Simu, where the inhabitants are
of very mixed blood, one sees persons
whose faces are spotted, piebald and
even with one side white, the other
black or brown.
It is said that Australian shepherds
,n foretell the weather from the con
dition of the wool on the backs of
their sheep. An increase in curliness
indicates better weather.
F. W. Ayer of Bangor, Me., has a
collection of postage stamps which
ranks third in the world. He re
cently returned from London, where
he was lionized by the philatelists (in
cluding the Duke of York), and it is
reported that he sold a single stamp of
the Hawaiian issueof 1851, for £700,
for nearly $3500.
A Melbourne clerk, with a steel pen,
and without a magnifying glass, has
inscribed on a post card 10,161 words.
The writing consists of selecti..ns from
Shakespeare and Dickens, a chapter
from Genesis, and the song, "Home,
Sweet Home." The.work is so done that
many people have been able ito read
.the writing with thq naked eye.
The making of needles is accom
plished entirely by machinery. It is
an interesting process to follow the
"developing" of a needle out of rough
steel wire, the piercing of the eyes
being a very delicate operation. After
the needles are burnished the'same
machinery counts them and sticks them
in the papers-and packages in which
they are sold.
Why Grant Never Swore.
General Horace Porter, in his "Cam
paigning With Grant" in the Century,
says: White sitting with him at' the
campfire late one night, after everyone
else had ro: to bed, I said to him:
"Generarf4 seems singular that you
have gone through all the rough and
tumble of army service and frontier
life and have never been provoked into
swearing. 'I have never heard you
utter an oath or use an imprecation."
"Well, somehow or other, I never
learned to swear," he replied. "When
a boy I seemed to have an aversion to
it,and when ITbecame a man I saw the
folly of it. I have always noticed,too,
that swearing helps to rouse a man's
anger; and when a man flies into a
passion his adversary who keeps cool
always gets the better of him. In
fact I could never see the use of
swearing. I think it is the case with
many people who swear excessively
that it is a mere habit, and that they
do not'·ineanto be profane ; but to say
the least, it is a great waste of time."
His example in this respect was once
quoted in my hearing by a member of
the Christian commission to a team
ster in the Army of the Potomac in
the hope of lessening the volumine 'of
rare oaths with which he was italiciz
ing his language, and upon which he
seemed to be placing his main reliance
in moving his mule-team out of a mud
hole. The only reply evoked from
him was: "Then thar's one thing
sart'in'; the old man never druv
A Japanese Tea Myth.
The origin of tea, according to
Japanese tradition, was at natural as
it is credible. Prince Darma, in the
remote ages, was a holy Asiatic who
spent day and night in meditations
upon the Infinite and, like the Shoe
,black in."The Dweller on the Thres
hold," all things that begin with a
capital letter. One night his ecstasy
was interrupted by sleep. On awaken
ing he was so dismayed at his infirmity
that he tore off his eyelids, and flung
them (says the writer from whom
comes this version of the legend) on
the ground. The spectacle of a holy
Asiatic flinging his eyelids on the
ground des'erves the notice of an his
toricatpainter. On visiting the spot
later Prince Darma found that his eye
lids had grown into a shrub. He had
the wit to take some of the leaves and
pour boiling water upon them. Ever
.after by simply drinking a little of the
precious liquid he was able to keep
sleep at bay and pursue his thoughts
with added zest amid profit.
Cashier at Bank-You will have to
bring some one to identify you before
we can cash 'this draft. Got any
friends in town?
Stranger-No; I'm the dog license
Peel, sliceand Pjound an eighliten
penny foreign pmine, iutil well'pulped,
take:this up. into a, ,basin, pour iml a;
pint of boiling syrup, add the juice of
a lemon, stir together, cover over with
a plate, ah4 when the whole has
steeped for . couple of hours, filter.
throiugh a silk sieve or beaver jelly
bag; add a quart of spring water.
"Sugar curls" are a new form of the
old-fashioned sugar cookies. They
are particularly attractive to children
or for any, one desirous of a variety.
Roll the cooky dough out rather thin
and cut it into strips 'about eight
inches long and three-quarters of an
inch in width. Sprinkle them lightly
with sugar aid` place them in a but
tered.pan. Bake them in afitick oven
to a very delbte color. "When the
strips are.balked, as soon as they can
be handled, roll them around large
pencils or sticks and keep them so un
til they have cooled.-New York Sun.
A Good Tartar Sauce.
Take one-half gill of olive oil, four
tablespoonfuls of vinegar, one even
teaspoonful of mustard, one-half tea
spoonful of,salt, one-eighth teaspoon
ful of pepper, one-fourth teaspoonful
of onion juice, one-half teaspoonful
minced capers, one-half tablespoonful
of minced cucumberfpickles, and the
yolk of one egg.' Beat the egg, salt,
pepper ani'd .mustard together lintil
thick and light; then add the oil, a
few drops at the time, beat after each
addition of oil until all is used. As
the sauce thickens add a few drops of
vinegar. When the sauce is ' smooth
and thick, stir in the minced pickle
and capers. . __.
Drip Coffee the Best.
So many people have an idea that
coffee has to be boiled to get the
strength out of the crushed berry. On
the contrary, boiling gives the liquid
a peculiar bitter taste that is foreign
to'really good coffee. Besides thatidit
ruins the flavor. "Drip" coffee Ris
supposed to be the very best coffee
that is mnade, but even that is spoiled
sometimes by letting the liquid boil
up over the strainer, thus loosening
the oil that makes the coffee bitter. If
you have not a regular coffee strainer,
make three or four cheese-cloth bags
of a size large enough to accommodate
the amount of coffee that you use, al
lowing for swelling of the grain and
for a drawstring to tie. Wash and
boil the bags after making, so that not
a taste of the cloth remains in them.
Fill the bag with the coffee, and have
in a teakettle, boiling hot, exactly the
amount of water you want to use for
your coffee. Rinse the coffee pot out
with hot water, and put the bag in the
pot and pour over it the boiling water.
Place the pot on the back of the stove,
where it will remain just below the
bubbling period for at least ten min
utes. The result will give you clear,
strong coffee; you need not use a
grain more than for the old way-and
it will not hurt the weakest digestion.
Neither is egg necessary. Empty the
bag as soon as the meal is over, as
there will be no more good in the cof
fee, and wash the bag in hot water;
shake free of all the grounds and'hang
in the air to dry. Have at least four
such bags, and keep them and th$ cof
fee pot scrupulously clean.--Washing
A little turpentine mixed with starch
will give a gloss to collars and cuffs.
To keep food hot cover it closely
and set it in the oven in a pan of hot
water. This will prevent it from dry
Potatoes in winter should be soaked
several hours in cold water before boil
ing, and should be put over to boil in
After handluig substances that leave
a disagreeable odor upon the hands, if
mustard wafter is used it will be found
a most efficient deodorizer.
To remove the taste of new wood,
first scald the vassel with boiling wa
ter; then dissolve pearl-ash or soda in
tepid water, adding a little lime and
wash the vessel thoroughly with the
solution. Scald it well again with
hot water and riuss with cold.
Rice water makes a refreshing drink.
Wash three ounces of rice in several
waters, and then put it into a stewpan
imith a quarnt of water and one ounce
of rasins; boil. gently for half an hour';
strain through a coarse hair sieve into
a jug, and when cold, hdrink plentiful
In ironing lace-edged pieces, the
linen part is first ironed, and the lace
left to the last. In ironing the latter,
a gentle pressure upon its wrong side,
outward with the reversed iron, its
broad end doing the work, will pre
vent any shrinking or ,tearing of 'the
One of the most useful things in a
kitchen is a broad-bladed pie knife,thin
and flexible. We all know how ex
asperating it is to try to take a tender
crusted pie out of the tin. One of
these slips under the pieces easily,and
its width prevents their breaking.
Cost only ten cents. Handy to take'
up eggs with, too.
To stew muishrooms plainly, cut "obf
the part of thestems that grcws un
derground. Wash the mushrooms
carefully and remove the skin from the
top, and if large ones, cut them in
qarters. Put the mushrooms into a
saucepan, and for each pint allow one
tablespoonful of water, a heaping ta
blespoonful of butter, lightly dre ged
with flour, and some salt and ciyenne
pepper. Cover the pan and put it. at
the side'of the fire until the butter is
melted, then put it where its contents
will simmer for fifteen minutes. Turn
into a heated covered dish and quickli
-' . --·-.i-.
He t f ortio truelove'
a: cottage he'd much iatlie
i-' th bis:love by- his sde;
- 'then' tak for his blidbe,
A girl who had millions to
He was tweuty.
Yearipassag; he was thirty ands
SIn society's gay whirl he'd mingle
He had loved half a score,
He was loving once more-
A lass? No. Her coins' golden
He was thirty.
A bachelor still, the old sinner
Met a inaiden and tried hard to wi
. Not because she was fair
Or.had money to spare.
But-because she could order a
He was forty.
-W. Oakley Stout in What
Hard lilies-Telegraph wirhedY
Got it in the neck-Adam's
No man has a good appeti
oan wait patiently for his dinno
The old settler remembers :
cause there was little to ren emi
A man may have .the irep
of "taking the cake," and yet
be a breadwinner.
We get out of temper and'i
why we were ever born; thenir
into a good temper and woi
we ever'have to die.
Nevada Justice (solemnly)i
pronounce you husband and;
shake hands-take your corn;
may the best man winl
Bacon--D;. you suppose it wad
esty that .prompted the author to
hold his name from that poem?
bert-No; I think it was prude
Willie-I told her my love
great that my brain was ofi
Charlie-What did she say toi
Willie-Told me I had better
'In the first flush of success, a
may thank hi., stars; but when hi
had time to reflect he is apt to be
vinced that most of the credit is
"I'm troubled with insomny, s8
can't never git mor'n twenty m
sleep at a time." "May I ask
business?" "Yes, sir. I'm .a -
bicycle rider, sir." ·
Charlie-Don't you remember
was that day you borrowed fivei
lars of me. Jack-I don't ref
Charlie-But you paid it ba
week. Jack-Oh, yes; I rem" -
Sympathizing Friend-I am a
sorry to hear that your work was.
jected. Poster Artist-The fact<
am color-blind by gas-lighui
painted a group of green trees.
ing all the time that I was uoing p
Fogg (looking up from oook)
heroine appears to be as versai
one of those bottles frdm which a.
gician pours all. kinds of liu
Fenderson-How' so? -FoggWh
one place it says she wept bitter
another that the sa't tears
down her cheeks, and in the very`
paragraph we are told that her~
broke out afresh.
The schoolboy was endeavong
make one or two things clear
father. "You see," he said,` "it's
this way.: Every time Willie`d.
gets into a fight he gets licked, b
goes around telling every one that
licked the other fellow.". Theeoldi;
tleman nodlded to show that .he un
stood. "And that's why we callh
'General Weyler,' " added theb!
"Brooks," saidRive's, "did '
think what a grand figure A
Farragut must have been at the
of Mobile Bay; and how different.,
conduct was from that of a third :
sin of mine who committed ucik·
few years ago from love of a girl wi
jilted him!" "What has that got to
with Farragut?" "Nothing, exep
one was lashed to the mast and,
other was mashed to the last."
' A Fascinating Monster.
The seedless orange is a monstros
It is delicious o. oburse, . It is s"..
succulent and of tenderest texturfe
delight to the palate and a. refr
ment to the thirsty soul. . In eli
ing the seeds it diminished the cha
of appendicitis. But it is none
less a perversion, a betrayal of na,
herself, a defiance of all the law$
natural selection. '
In the economy of nature fruiti
ists for the sake of its seed, s
either as a protecting capsuleor
fl st food supply to the seed
sprouting. But the navel orang
no seed. It has therefore no p
of existence, no reason in nate
being. Bury ten million naval ii
and not a single orange tree~
sprout up. It has nio power tdo
gate its kind. It is a monstrous
version, dependent for its very 0
ence upon man's direct and continu
interference with nature's designs'i
But how superbly good it is to
nd how its lucious existence r
the genius of man, who by thus
ing nature compels her fq furm
a fruit more .delicious than any
she could produce by her own depvi i
--Ney York World.
Superior Self-,.ontrol. . ?
A good story s told of a dog .
one day discovered an organ-grind@
monkey seat d upon a bank withii
pnastqr's grounds, and at once made
rush for it:' The monkey, which V
attired in jacket and hat, awaited
onset in tranquillity so undisturbed
the dog halted vithin a few feet ofk
to redonnoiter. T'te animalJ tbok'
long stare at each other, but the
evidently was recovering fromn his
prise, aind was about to make as p
for the intruder, when the min
raised his paw and saluted by ij
his hat. The effect was magicil.:
dog's head and tail dropped, ia1
eneaked off to the house,.refus, .
leave it until his polite but mysT
visitor had departed.-London T