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m 0 uirtaiti «mu ^nllrtiu. MOUNTAIN HOME. IDAHO, SATU KD AY, JUNE 23, 1888. GEO. X. PAYNE, Prop. VOL. I. NO. 4. * 1 ; LOVE'S INFINITUDE. WU) time, yon sea. my mm iff y of toying ■MilWlH.MIlB.hTlwltekU(rt I A «chef the great nl mlal dock tha war, wuarau we eaa out clasp wa lore and lay It oa the tomb— Tbs That The key to and k>! the gates uploom, trambliog on the outer aida. ---, — a brems fan out the Love Is eternal Ilea f Infinitude Its limit, Uod Us guklo. And Tim. can ooly leach to tare sod ma of That »».u. w J M | to MMMBBHnnlavB at /hunk naU mmuinv in B * this city, ^»u talking about It S£Lly vkw j ana letter whtoh be held in his hand. Hud ■ hei "The Arm «ma Rawdon, Wright, Batch • ft Edison. They were bank note printers, tad had oootracts from the government. They printed and gummed the postage —OreUa Key BeU in OatroB foe Prean A «Peek's Supply af Stamps. ■Camps. It was my duty, as office boy, to ■pend half an hour twice a «reck with • brush and my hand in spreading the gum prepara Bon over the stamp» Tbe amount of labor on my part supplied tbe entire amount re quired for a whole week. Just think of tlie difference that time and now I presume It would taka me three months to gum by hand n week's supply of stamps tor the government This old experience of mine was In lS4fl or M7. The printers had their offices on the top Boor of what is now tbe custom bouse, D was then the Marchante* Exchange.*— New York Tribune. There Is n new phase of the plate gloss ! show window study. The ladies have ap ' parent]/ found out that they can't stop to sd mire themselves, under pretense of exuniu ing goods, without everybody knowing It. i and bave adopted another plan. «Sa toon as ! oue of tbe fair ones roaches her favorite pub- ! lie mirror sbe throws her parasol or sun um i brella over her shoulder in such <■» manner as i to completely bide her figure from the top of her hat to her waist, or thereabouts, accord ... , „ . î? . ÜL 0f Un ^ r<Uta - : ug thus placed a screen between hereelf ami the unregenerate starers of either mx, «lie : proceed* to tmrvey her charm«, real or al leged, of face, figure and coutume. Five la die« were seeu thus occupied before one largi I j . _ .... allow window at ou. timo.— Courier-Journal | I Why Gentlemeu Wear Black. Bulwer's "Pelham" became so popular Im mediately after its publication as to change the fashion of gentlemen's coûta lu llio-t days gentlemeu wore, for evening dress coats of browu, or green, or blue, according to their fancy. In tlie novel. Lady Francis Pelham says in a letter to her son: "Apro|sx of the complexion, i did not Uke that biu< rout you wore, when I last saw you. Y look best in black, which Is a great com pi i mont, for poople must bo very distinguish» i iu appearance to do ea" Every geutiemin who read "Pelham" took to himself tin "great compliment," and from Unit lav black lias been the color of gentlemen s foil druse—The Argonaut. MI Dotier Thun a Pen Wiper. On the sergeant's desk in the Twenty-thir l •ub-precinct police station, at the Grand Central station, an excessively Inky potau Is always to be fourni "It makes a new pen os good as old tnd an ; old one as good as new," says Hergt. fiaradon ! and when his pen troubles him in any wm> j . as he tries tc write he JaLie It into tbe tuber He claims that it is the sovereign remedy It takes jff a brand new steel gloss in i jiffy. and In an equally satisfactory way it eats off I the rusted and corroded surface >f % tien ! long in use—New. York Evening World. A Brat In th* House. The seats In the bouse of representatives are drawn by lot at the beginning of the session. Tbe first man whose name is called takes his oholce, and so on. But a member can get a particular seat in this way i He enlists tbe help of a page, or if the page is too youthful looking bo gets some doorkeeper or other attache of the hall to fill tbe desired chair. Tbe luckier congressman does not notice that tbe good seat is not really drawn, the more experienced one. however, goee aud takes i| when bis name u called.—New York Proas _ Destruction of Aotiqultl Owing to tbe stringent taw against selling antiques in Greece, many objecta are broken when found by peasants or thrown into the tea. A simitar move In Egypt under Bald Pasha produced similar result» A new de cree make, it unlawful to deal in antlqnitiqf, and will mako tbe Arabs who find tombs anti scattered antiques yet more eeonetive, and load them to deetroy objects rather than allow their existence to. be known.—Boston Budget. Could Shake Hands All Day. "Hello, Jake, what are yon doing bereF mid a well dressed man to a gateman 1$ the New York entrance of tbs Brooklyn bridge during the homeward rush last night. "I thought you were still In politic»" "Bo 1 am," was the reply; "I am practic ing for the presidency, "and be worked the handle at the ticket chopper up and down with renewed vigor.—New York Sun. irlean Workmen*! Clothe» Al A correspondent writes uai "The travel*, s' talk about the English nd dirty ragged clothss which American workmsr minds me of tbe advice my father need to rive met 'Don't wear your best clothes every day; If yoa do you will soon have no best .-lothee to wear.' The Englishman had not been properly instructed in clothes wearing.* —Boston Transcript. Dug Proof Fence» A ITiitaat man told me recently that an In- ; gen tous Individual In southern K .a n eaa had invented a fence to keep out ohlncb bug» He takes a strip of flooring and sets it on tbe ground with the groove side upi In tha groove ba puts caudle wick and saturates it | with coal oil The chinch bog, when I* crawls up tbe side at the board and gala a miff of the karomoa, re t reat » in disgust.— 1 Liipa Republican. try reader* are pooling t h e m e w hrec over the following Coon egg problem! If a hen and a half lay an egg and a half In a day and a half, how many eggs will Mb bens lay In seven days! The solutions are divided pretty evenly between an 42, but both these figures , happen to be wrong.—Now York Tribun» A Trans-Fee i Ile Cabl» __ The British government is advised by mili tary authorities to toy a cable across tha Pa cific from New Zealand, via tbe Fiji Island» and Handwiob i-'-~<. to Vancouver and through British A meric» That would give them two lines of **.-!>« York Bum With thff YOÜNG FOLKS COLUMN. x A SUGGESTION TO HAPPY CHILDREN ABOUT THANK8GIVING DAY. Directions Ihr Taking India Ink lupnp alow, of Farn. — Information About American Indiana In General, and tbe Ute Tribe In Particular. The name of Indians was first given to the red men of America from tho mistaken notion of the early voya ge r s C olumbus himself in cluded—that the newly found continent was to re * Ut y » P"* of India. This was soon B * lown *° bean error, but the name of Indians «»wrongfully applied to the inhabitants continued to bo used in every narrative of voyage and discovery, and has descended to our own times, only that we now qualify it to some extant by speaking of the red menas American Indiana A 7 V* % M ' UTE squaw and papoosk. « * V W A f\ / There are many tribes among the Ameri can Indians, but year by year their numbers are decreasing. The borne of tbe civilised and partially civilized remnants of the once ^ertu} and warlike Indian tribes is known as tho Indian territory, and contains what are called reservations, on which tbe various tribes dwell. Agents representing the United States live among these tribes witrfa view to | tllwir fullh> r «^voncoment mid proteriion. I Many of tho tribes have settled down in com parati ve contentment and follow agricultural pursuits for a livelihood and have become quite civilised. Others, from their naturally fierce and warlike disixjsitions, continue to givo more or loss trouble to the government. Among tho latter may bo named tlie Utes in Colorado and tho Apaches in New Mexico. Our cut represents u Ute squaw and iw papoose, or baby. Tho Ulos aro a tribe it tho Bhoshones or Snakes, aro migratory in their hnb:» and groat hunters. They enjoy wandering about the country and are to bo found in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, When a Uto squaw takes up her lino of march she straps tlie little pupoose to her back. Iu the cut she is holding the in fant in her arms, so that our young people may have a picture of the faces of both mother and child. India Ink Impressions of Ferns. Procure some smooth cartridge paper, then take tho ferns or leaves and arrange them iu ; P 0 ®^ 00, ^ ferns, they look well put in ! Ü * V T» ^ look well as a border; j . ** whichever It is, put a pin through a leaf * n< * Lhere to keep the fronds from moving—very fine pins, or the hoi'* wâl *how. Then procure a small tooth comb, m I ant ^ a toothbrush Duf ! tho ink iu water— dont get it in lumps— and dip your brush in the ink. Do not get too much on, and rub in gently along the comb, holding it over tho group of ferns. If you get too much ink on your brush, it will fall in big drops; the object is to make them as lino as jmssiblo. Rub more or noor the joints of the ferns, just as in a photograph, and let the color gradually die away to the edge. Take tho ferns off, and, says Golden Days, you will be surprised at tho effect you have produced. If neatly done, the ferns will bear a stroug resemblance to a large sized photo graph. Tlie Klcphant as a Nnrss. In India, where tbe olopbant Is treated ny his owner almost as one of the family, tbs grateful animal makes a return for the kind ness shown it by voluntarily taking care of tho baby. It will patiently, says Bt. Nicho las, permit itself to be mauled by its little charge, aud will show groat solicitude whon the child erlea Sometimes the elephant «ill become so attached to its baby friend as to insist upon its constant presence. Such a ease is known whore the elephant went so far as to refuso to oat except in the presence of its Uttle friend. Its attachment was so genuine that the child's parents would not hesitate to leave the baby iu the eiephiintV care, knowing that it could have no more faithful nurse. And the kindly monster never belied the trust reposed in Ik If the "ice came about the baby, it would drive l'-ei» »way. If the child cried the giant nurse-would rock tho cradle until tbe little one slept. A Tam« Gray KqnlrrvL A young gray squirrel found by a party of children at Ivoryton, Conn., was cored for until it had grown large enough to help itself, when it was set at liberty. Tbe children )"■•< no idea it would ever come back, but the tamo night the squirrel came to the window and tappod upon tho pane. It was admitted, and the next morning whisked away again. It has built two neeta, using whichever it chooses in tho night time, except when it rains. Thon it always asks for admission to *Uc bouse. Thanksgiving Day. ; | 1 \ \ n I h KB • r I Save for a dog he I« alone, A friend ho can but give a bone. Ohl happy children, here behold On** who 1« poor and weak and old. With not the «mailest «crap of meat» Or aught but crust« of broad to eat» Thanksgiving Day, When thousands lay A feast in bountiful array. Oh! children, happy children, blessed With all things that the world holds best» Look on the picture ef these two And try some kindly set to do. Thanksgiving Day, To tight the way Of someone poor ud lose asthme , STORIES ABOUT MEN. x Tslsfrapk Opmtov IUlàt«s dot. AbMt Cnnkllng. HE -Tc-ara ago I era* employed by the Phil» lelphla, Wilmington and Haltimora railroad it the Junction, a (ew mi lea out of Balti more." eaid a telegraph operator "Oue af ternoon an unuroally bandaome and athletic man entered the Uttle station. 'Doee the limited expraaa for Washington atop borer he inquired. 'No, air, - 1 replied. 'Can yon «top itr 'Not without order, from the main ■■file»' i will explain my situation to you,' aatd the atranger, in the hope you will do all In your power to aid ma I came from Washington to Intercept at Baltimore a gentleman who la on his way from New York to the capital He la on the limited express It la of tue greatest Importance I should see him before be reaches Washington. A rail way conductor directed ma to the Union' eta tion, where, be said, the limited would atop, but 1 lost my way. and wandered here after a long tramp' "Telling hlm I would nee what I could do (Or hlm, I telegraphed to Philadelphia for parraliwlon to stop the expi-en. You might use my name if you think It would be of any use,' said the gentleman. Ami your name la*- said I. 'Ouiikltng— Rim-os Conkllng, replied the geutlenuui I Daubed over the wire, ■Senator Cockling want, ma to Mop the limited exprem for him to get aboard. The answer came bark How do you know It I« Conkllng C Turning to him, I said, 'Philadelphia want. identification.' 'Will this dof he asked, displaying a handsome gold watch with tbr initial. R (I ' engraved At the same time, eitbei by de sign or chance, he removed hit bat Grasp ing the key I ticked tbcue words to Pbllailel phia 1-etter» K. C on gentleman's watch, lait I know he's Conk ling by bis flaunting red heard and the Hyperion curl of Nant'i cartoons Straight way tbe «Hinder rapped 'Stop train by ordei H K Kenney, general au|<erintendent "Coukling »w profuse In hla thanks A, the exprew «hot around the curve with him safely on board be mode a courteous gee tun of farewell tu iia "—Cincinnati Enquirer A debut and nor let, Heu. It in ion for kind the med and and Ing Old that be to Ur un the rasa Two Rtorteft uf Cungremmaa Pettigrew I heard two good «to rie» today of Petti grew, of South Carolina, tha great lawyet and Unionist, which I had never heard In fora He won pnti'ticing at one time bofon ■ judge who was a Presbyterian of tb< «traightesl sect and a very hard workin, ollicer It came to be Ma unday Thursda) aiMl IVttigrew and the Episcopalian« Roman Catholics thought they would like a; adjournment of court over Good FYidas Pettigrew was selected to make tbe motioi, "Your houor," ho said, "1 desire to nmv that the court adjourn over to-morrow "Why should tbe court adjourn over t« morrow, when the docket is so crowded* asked tlie judga "Because," said Pettigrew 'u»-iiH»rrow is Good Friday, and some of u. would like to go to church." "No," said lh> judge decidedly, after a moment's thought "the court will sit to-morrow as usual •Very well, youi honor," replied Pettigrew adding, os he turned away, "1 know there L a precedent, for Pontius Pilate held court 01 the finit Good Friday " Tho tmuie judge was a great stickler fm etiquette, and wbeo one hot July day Petti > grew came into the court room In a bl n i etiat and yellow nankeen trousers the judg. took him sterni^to task, asking him wbuthei ho did not know that the rules of that cour required its counselors to appear In "bliu i coat and trousers " "Well, your honor," sail* Pettigrew, innocently, "I submit that I within the rule, fov I have on a black coa: and trousers." "But they're not black trousers," insisted the judge, black coat and trouNers meam> that both shall be black. "Then," said Pettigrew, *| coil your honors attention to the fact that tbe sheriff of thi> courl is in contempt of its rules, for they re quire him to attend upon Its songions in a cocked but and sword, and while bis hat seems to be cocked his sword certainly ü not." The Judge said no more about th* trousers. —Philadelphie Record. I say ate an, a a a How W. J. Flereuee Was' Saved. Florence says tbe first practical Joke that was ever played on him was tbe moans ol getting him out of a scrape, and be has fell kindly toward that form of wit ever since. It wa* wheu he was a tad, playing minoi comedy parts In a Broadway theatre at $10 a week lie thought he was madly in love with a young actmsi at work for the same stipend During tbe play one night he Invited her to take some oysters after tbe performance Then he rush»! to his lodgings, changed his clotbea met her and took her to an oyster house. His bill there was $1.1X1, but ua fortunately ho found he hod left all his money iu his otbei clothea The waiter and the proprietor both said bis story was too diaphanous, anil made him give up his watch and his father's ring that be wore Just then a white haired, benevolent looking old gentleman coma out of one of the private dining compartments they used to have In those days, and thundered et the proprietor "Give that youth back his watch and chain and ring. Let me pay bis bilL You ought to be ashamed, sir Any oue can see this Is an honest youth and his companion Is a per fect lady. [The lady was in tsar» J I will [lay tbe bill and never set foot In your place again." Uut In the street Florence was overcome with gratitude "Give me your address, sir," said he to the kindly old gentleman. "I will return you tbe money to-morrow • "Oh. uever mind," said the philanthropist: "that was a counterfeit $2U bill I banded to that old fooL It was worth nothing, and he gave me $18.10 change for It That's tbe way 1 make my living. Good night"—New York But to a so so of it it to What They Were There For. When Thomas T Crittenden was to b. in augurated as governor of Missouri, tbe sen ate chamber was, uf course, crowded with peopla Mr Brokmeyer was In the chair. As the hour for the ceremony drew near, expectation among tho spectators was at its height. Just as tbe ham Is of tbe clock indi cated tbe hour, the doors of the senate chain tier swung open and a pompous doorkeeper, iu a deep voice, niinouuced. "Mr President, the governor of Missouri approaches I* Lieutenant Governor Brokmeyer looked up lazily from the piece of paper on which be had been scribbling. "Veil, lot him coma right along," said ba "Dat's what wo're here for " The roars of laughter that greeted this an nouncement tomewhut interfered with tile solemnity of the occasion —N.» Y ork Trib Be Is Hut a fin man Boy. nerer nave met Yet I oaiiDoc forget Where'er I may wander, where'er I may b» The minister's Jay, That dear Utils boy, My teachers described as • pattern for ni» I've searched for him oft, Alow and aloft 'a dese r t end forvot end cranny end nook. flit never have met Y st I cannot forget The good Uttle boy of tbe Hunday school book. v-Uosloa Qonrtsr BILL XYE AS A CR1T1G HE BISCOURSE8 TOUCHINGLY UPON ACTOR O'CONNOR'S HAMLET. the I in A raw Bei rk. .. tbe Manner In Which the Aetar "DM Up" the Piny—Mr, Kjra'l Chilling Beenptlon at tha liai Theatre. In are not The past week has wttnesmd tbe closing debut of tbe gnat Shakespearean humorist and emotional am, Mr James Owen O'Con nor at the Star theatre During hla extra ordinary engagement he has given us Ham let, Phidias and Hhykx-k, Othello and Rich» Heu. I think 1 Uke bis Hamlet best, and yet It Is a pleasure to ase him In anything where in lie kills nimmlf. After easing bis Hamlet i am of the opin ion that be did wisely In choosing New York for debating purposes, for had be cboseo Denver. Col, at tha end of the third art kind hands would have removed him from the stage by means of benxine and a rag. But James Owen O'Connor baa done one thing which I take the liberty of publicly al luding to He has taken that saddest and most melancholy bit of bloody history, trim med with aaaaiwlnatlona down tbe back and looped up with remorse. Insanity, duplicity and unrequited love, and be lias Oiled it with silvery laughter and cauliflower and mirth, and various other groceries which tbe audi ence throw In from time to time, thus mak Ing It more of a spectacular piece than It ii ander the conservative management of such Old school men as Booth, who seem to think that llamlet should be walked full of wulm-sa I went to me Hamlet, thinking that 1 would be welcome, for my sympathie* were with Janie, when I beard that Ur Booth woi picking on him and mekiug to Injure him. I worn to the box office anil explained who I was. and stated that I hud lawn detailed to ooine and see Ur O'Connor act, also that iu what I might say afterwards my liistnictiom were to give It to Booth and Barrett if I found tbut they had tampered with tbe audi anoe to any way The man in the box office did not recog nlxe me, but said that Mr Pox would extend to me tbe usual courtesies. I asked where Ur Fox could I* found, and he said insula > I then started to go inside, but ran against s total stranger, who wo* '*011 the door," as we say He wa* feeding red und yellow tickets Into a large tin oven, and looking far. fai away I conversed with him in low, passion ate tones, and asked him where Mr Fos could 1 « found He did not know, but thought lie was still in K:iro|te I went bach and told tbe Ikix office that Mr Fox wo« in I would find liim In Euroi* He said side 'Well, hut how will I gut msidet" I ask»! eagerly, for I could already, 1 fancied, heat tbe 'hi'strn tjegituiini; to twang its lyre. ••Walk In," said he, taking In #2 and giv lag hack fil ly cents in change to u man witli a dead «ait in his oven-out (xx-ket. I went (Kick, und, springing lightly ovei tbe imu nul ing while the gatekeeper wnf thinking over bis glorious past, I went all around over the theatre looking for Mr. Fox I fou ni I him haggling over the price ol some vegetal île», which lie was selling at the stage door. and which had been contributed by o«t mi run and old «utmerihers to Mr O'Coiiiioi at a previous performance. When Mr Fox got through with that I presented to him my card, which is as good i pins of job work iu colors as was ever done west of tbe Missouri river aud to which I frequently point with pride Mr Fox saitl tie whs sorry, but that Mr. OT'oimoi ha* I Instructed him to extend no courtesies to tlie press whatever The press, be claimed had said something derogatory to Mr U'Coiinor os a tragedian, aud while he fiersoually would be tickled to death tc two divaiw and a folding tied near Kira tbe Isrgi liilille, bo must do as Mr O'Coduoi hud tad or bails him. I forget vrffich.amJ so. k»-piiiK isK-k Ills tears with groat dill) miry he sont nit tmok to the box office, and although I was already admitted in a general «ray , I wont to the box ollico and purchased a seat I Is-lieve non that Mr Fux thought he hod virtually excluded me from the bouse •rhen he told me I would have to pay hi or der to get in. I liought a seat In the parquet and went In. The audience was not large and there wen not over a dozen tallies present. IVctty soon tbe orchestra began to ooze In through a little opeuiug under the stagn Then the overture wns given It was called "Kgmont " The curtain now roso on a scon« In Denmark. 1 bud asked an usher to take • note to Mr O'Connor requesting an audience, but the boy had returned with tbe statement that Mr O'Connor was busy rehearsing bli soliloquy and n.loving a shirred egg from his halidoma He also said be could not promise an and! ence to any ona It was all he could do tc gel enough himself for a mesa Mr O'Connor introduces into his Hamlet a set of gestures evidently Intended for another play People who are going to act out on the stage cannot be too careful in get ting a good assortment of gestures that will fit tbe play itself. Janies has provided him self with a set of gestures which might do for Uttle Eva or "Teu Nights iu a Barroom,'' but they do not fit Hamlet. There is when he makes a mistake H mulct Is a man whose victuals don't agree with him. He feels iepreased aud talks about sticking a bodkin Into himself, but Mr O'Oonnor gives him • light, elastic step and an air of persiflage, bonhomie and frisk which does not fit the -harai-ter Mr OTVmnor has sought In his conception and iuterpreution of Hamlet to give it • free and Jaunty Kokomo flavor—a nameless ssvang of tansy and dried apples which Hbakiwpeore himself failed to sock into his (frwl drama in seeking to combine tbe melancholy Uxtuty of Hamlet's deep and earnest pathos with tbe gentle humor of "A Hole in the Gmund" Mr U'Connor has evidently corked himself, as we say at the Browning club, and It Is hut Justice after all. Before we curst tbe condemnation of the people and the press let u. carefully and prayerfully look our selves over and see if we have not over esti mated ourselraa There are many men alive today who dc iirq tare say anything without first thinking how It will read in their memoirs—men whom we cannot, therefore, thoroughly en joy until they are dead, and yet whose graves will be kept green only so long as the appro priation last» - Bill Nye in New York World. lt's a Poor It ul» Bt» landlady to applicant for board)—Have yon children, madam! Applicant— No I -und indy — You are fortunate, for wa never take families who bave children. Applicant—Have yoa any children! Landlady- Yea, two Applicant— Well, yon are onfortunateTfor we^pver board with families who. have chll drei.— New York Bun. A Quiet Haasehold, "Mamma.* said little Flossie, "can Katie W »flies come and play with mef "Certainly not Flossie, don't yob know 'hat out poor little dog Fldo is very ill, aui! that I hare sent lor a doctorf—The Epoch. STORIES THAT MIGHT BE TRUE. THE There was once an iktounwho •P preached by a capitalist on the subject of municipal economj. Said the ~ pQ-»-* to the alderman: "1 have In ray pocket an ordinance which I am cure would greatly benefit the public in thia city were it paand. 1 have alao SHOO .11 the C the loge «eus? steps such tho day. In my pocket whloh 1 Intend, aeeing that yon are a worthy man, to prmant you with.* "Sir," replied the alderman, "1 have goods enough to content my modest wants, and do not core for your money As for the ordi nance, I will look on that at the proper time, And now, as I am already lata far prayer meting, 1 trust that yon will excuse me,* Once upon a time there was a man who had no umbrella, although It ehanosd to ba raining vary hard. He stepped Into the office of a friend and said to himi "I would Uke to borrow your umbrella. I will return it In an hour.* "Certainly, with pleasure," was the reply. It was then S o'clock in the afternoon. At one minute of 8 the man appeared In his friend's office and returned the umbrella.— Merchant Traveler. Thn age day on ill sr lee She Got Tired. Her husband woe a writing editor. Hs wrote tbe serious editorials His wife did not read them. She had sense, too She and her husband uaod to hold long discussloiw en serious and Important publia queetlo which, of course, he did all tbs talking But it flattered her that be should think enough of her Intellect to discus, such subjects with her, and tbe wee happy One day she had nothing to da It was raining, tbe oonld not go out, and she had uo interesting noveL So tbe picked up the paper, and her eye fell on an editorial It sounded familiar somehow, and at ehe read on she found la It a whole lot of Ideas that her husband had laid down In a very simple, affectionate kind of a way in one of those discamtona It dawned upon her. the whole schema She mid nothing, but very soon after tbe husband began work ing the conversation round to tome abstruse subject She gavs him free way for a while Theo she roae upt "Now, John,'' she mid, "if yon want to try your editorials on a dog, ge« somebody else to be the dog. "—Han Francisco Chronicle In a Modern Bons» Arehltootnrn, Eastern Dam»— My dear, Pm afraid yon will make a great mistake if you decide on a plan for our new villa without consulting Mr Esthete. Husband—Humph! I know just about ai much about stylish architecture as Mr. Es thute any day. I studied architecture my •elf when 1 was young. "Did. you really I Then the selection will be simple enough, of course." "1 should remark. The only thing noces sary to be in the top notch of style is to make the bouse look as If it was never Intended to be lived in.*—Omaha World. Likes a Change. II PM a I Ä [/ \ 71 Mistress tat break fasti—Bridget, I told you to always bake the potatoes, not fry them. Bridget— Y is, mum, but It's oot mesilf that can ate baked potatys sivln mornina In tho wake.—New York Bun. ' t How Puffery Is Honored. Box Office Clerk—That sugary notice by Mr Blank, tbe critic of The Dally Civiliser, has brought us in a big crowd to-night Theatrical Manager— Ye» there's $900 In the bouse, if a cent A few moments later—Rich Patron (point ing to Mr. Blank)— Who Is that Intellectual looking gentleman) Do yon know hlml Theatrical Manager— Yea he's one of theta newspaper deadhead»—Omaha World. A SneeessA.1 Machine. "How did that burglar alarm I sold yon torn out!" "Great.* "Worked very well, eh!" "Yea when it went off It alarmed every body in the bouse so badly that the burglars got off with everything before we were over being rattled."—Nebraska State Journal. A Competent Nnrse. Mistress fto applicant)— Ye«; I have adver tised for a nurse. Are yon competent to take care of young children I Applicant—Oh, yis, mum. Mist re ss You never give them paregoric to quiet them! Applicant—Nlver, mom. I altars prefers laudanum.—New York Bum • ▼latte uf CsMmoajr. conversation between a mlstrem and bar •errant. ... . . "Did you tell the tadtae I was not at boater I "Yea, ma'am." j "And what did they say f i "They eaid, ma'am, as now It was terribto lucky."—Exchange The Woman of It. -1 wish I hadn't written that letter last week, John. 1 am afraid 1 was what hasty and unjust Husband— What letter! Wife—To Veneering ft Ca—the one I gave yon to maiL Husband (going through his pockets!—By thunder, Marta, there is the totter now I I fomt to mail ih Wife iwitbarlngly)— Well, I declare, John Bmith, yon are too stupid I Hereafter I shall Wlf. POSTAGE PREPAIE I THE PROGRESS MADE IN LESS THAN •"'• Origin of the Iden In 16S3—Introduction ol the System In England In 1340. HALF A CENTURY. and .11 1 . , _» .. , .. . the i>ack of tho portrait of tho Lather of his C ountry before ornamenting ti corner of the ml« envelope with it realize that they are taking the Mttal stop In tha enjoyment of a privi- ; tlie loge which their grandfather, did not pee- that «eus? So thlak and fast come the advancing steps of civlUaution, the march of progress is ; , such a "company front" movement, that the labor saving, time annihilating, ease and ! comfort bringing innovation of yesterday is ! tho staid, accoptud, commonplace fact of to- | day. What the first fltamp Looked Like. Collecting. How many letter writers, when they lick Thus It is with the prepaid postal system. Thn children who wondered at the first post age stamp are nearly all in the land of the living yet, to tell tho wonderful story. But thev don't tell it. They have forgotten all alsiut it. To the Rev. Holend Hill, of Ism don, who was n statesman ns well as a gronS | divine, should be given tho credit for tho introduction of an Idea which wns equal lu Its day and generation to tho muet startling invention of Edison. It whs in 1W0—not long ago, to 1 k> sure— that tho old system of leaving the ixwtngc on your missives to lie paid by tho receiver wns aliollshed In Euglund, and the prepay ill g postage stamp inode its tirst bow to the public. It Imre about as much rusonihlaiicc sr affinity to the beautiful and artistic Jubi lee series issued last summer by tlie British government as George Mtopheiison's first lo comotive Imars to tho iron steeds of tho rail r-mils of today. of on ORIdIN or THX IDCA. Tho idea of pi-ojiaid or stamped paper orig inat'd in the brain of U. de Velayer, who in 1<V*3, in the rei n of Louis XIV, established a private penny post, planing boxes at the •nurs of the streets of Paris for the recep tion of letters, which were franked by past ing bands about them. These slips were sold for a sou tajie, and "could bo liought," says M. Plrcn in a pamphlet published ln IKM, "at the palace, at tho turn tallies of tlie con vents und from tlie porters of colleges." But the idea died apparently with Its originator, not to lie revivified till in ls.,7 Rowland Hill obtain»! tbe (lassngo by luirliament of a Mil which proposed the prepayment of postage by means of stamped envelopes. William Mulready obtained the contract for engraving the enveloj» in 1M0, and his design was unique and isirhaim pro'tier and more tasteful than any following Issue of 11 rent Britain. It had tho merit of symlml rerod the whole upper half re a ai to t i», too. It Aiidimils of the envelojHi, leaving only K|iaee enough for the address, like ]tostiil eards of today. Thcro lannia sending out angelic messengers to the nations of the earth, while female figures were seen reading letters. Within a year this unwieldy device was discarded for a ♦simpler conceit, which could tie pasted or gummed to an ordinary envelope. These KtnmpH were printed in sheets and w rated by cutting. Then some one lost to fame thought of a way to gum them in the sheets ready for use, und afterward another unsung beliefactor of the nice invented the (terforuting machine, which Is still used, so that no scissors were needed to scjMU ute the stamps. Since 1840 the British an ideal portrait of Bri >p» government hns issued a dozen series of stamps, renowned among philatelists os the least attractive in the whole 9,000 varieties of postage stumps that have been printed in these forty-eight years. All the British stamps bear tho dia demed head of Queen Victoria, and it may be said in passing that thero are fifty-five colonies and provinces of the dominion on which the sun never sets which have issued postage stamps bearing tho portrait of Queen Victoria. you In IN THE UNITED STATES. But this lKuuted laud of progress did not take up the new fangled notion of our British cousins till 1H47—after Bwitzerland, and even Brazil had adop cd it J. Walter Beott, who has made a small fortune in the busi ness of collecting tbe postage stamps of all nations and selling them to collectors, and who bus lately retired from business, lias In liia iKisscssion a bill made out by J. Lorimer Graham, who was [toutmuster of New York city prior to the introduction of postage stamps, against a merchant for jiostage due on mail addressed by him to tiis customers, and which he had contracted to pny iu ad vance. There ore now some !I00 stamp issuing countries, and tho prepaid postal service is Uiiversol. Thero is no amusement so Instructive for a youthful mind as that of stamp collecting. The stamps form a splendid kindergarten. The collector's curiosity is stimulated to in quire into tbe reasons of the various designs uml changes, and ho is led to investigate the history, manner and customs of tho stamp issuing countries, so that educators huvo largely accepted tbe pastime of collecting stamps as a help In these bronchi'» The lata Mrs. Whiting, of this city, adopted this "fad" as a jiart of her curriculum, and Mr. Scott says that in th© past twenty-five years lie has numbered among his customers many of the great of this country and Europe who have liought liberally of the latter franking adhesions for their children, grandchildren, ' nephews and nieces, while not a few of them have derived much personal enjoyment from t the study of philately.—New York Evening World. by In theta yon over to bar „ . _ .j.,. „ Fr.»«.'. Mounted Infantry Corp» . Th ® cor P" °* mounted infantry (chasseurs at a pied) has been reorganised by tlie French I general staff, and now follows that admirable j system of tactics which was devised by our i Gen. Bherldan. The underlying principle is to make the horseman a trooper as well as a foot soldier, and though fighting on foot is ! bis vocation, and the horse a means of hurry-; ing him along, yet on occasion to be ablo to! dash on an exposed flank of the enemy with ] the same impetuosity and effectiveness as a: regular trooper.—Scientific American. "Tnlk Tiout dem GcuT Washin'ton body sorvauts! I's licked Oenl Woxbiii'teu, gem He Had I.lcked Him. mon —licked *im!" "Why, how's that, Uncle DaveT' "Ona pos'ol stamp!" And the old man doubled over a hitching rack and fairly laughed a hole iu tho ground.—Harper'« Bazar. 1 The number of growling, grumbling com muni cottons on all sorts of subjects received by Tlie London Times averages 3U0 jicr day, j and every one of them is written in the fuil : liclief that it will be published. Only one in . il, print-Detroit - I Two hundred thousand infants under two years old are believed to be farmed out in ! France. I Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, | and has great purchasing power.— Dr. Al* j Three Hundred Growls |»er Pujr. ' gave I shall 0U0 ever appears Eres». OOtts I HERB AND THERE. * ; Byraraea, N. Y., to rejoicing over » M* * •"'• ouo kenn « 1 «tak Thera are îûft.OOO locomotives fat the world, representing S.UUO.OHO bora, power. The drat religious oewKpaper published In America «ai issued In Uhio, and called The * Recorder. The South African diamond fields last ysar yielded gems amounting to S,AW,BW oarats and valued at over »yu.UUU.OOU A Vermont minister has preached U! funeral «enuon«, with net return of two Imp ml« of apples and a silver dollar All ullio mnn h „ four h born without ; tlie , lpl uf an aml „, lai ? kln ^ jn that they don't know when it tbumlera. .. . _ , ; , * l [ r ng t ' y fll '* t three months of this year " u,rB hnmigranls arrived at New York ! ** '"'"1" u ' m ' '" l rmr. Thera w«h ! Rn lval * tu Mamh. | Tlie horse i»>wer represented by (team en gines In the Uni teil States Is 7,.MJ0,UU0; in England, Î.UUI.UK), in Uemutny, 4,-VJ0,0UU, in France, ».UUO.UKI. In Austria, I .'illU.UUU. An Urlaudn, Fla,, wagnnniaker I*-* eon structed a Ihm wagon that will go equally well on land or water, and It Is voted Just tbe thing for s|Nirtsuieu in that wild and watery | region, Mrs. Moi-ris, of Shelmygan, Mich., pa» Senses as n highly prized relic a large scliuum pi|ie that isdunged to a former king of Ihiumurk, and Is now Bis years old. it has been atlons. heirloom in her family for gener A Purifie coast missionary relates that after walking fifteen miles to perform • mar^ ringe ceremony, ho received in payment a sack ol line cnliltago», and lugged them boom on hin Itai'k for fear of otTeudiug his pariah* toners Two French Indies lately agreed upon a trial for l,(Niu franc* to sue which could talk the fiinter The content was to endure for Une pronounced &Ki,5fiO words, " Eugene Hue. " Tbe other pro> 'tou need wUfi,«ilt, anti won the prüfe. Three little Buffalo girls, all under It. lately hu trte« I to walk to Indianapolis, where the mother of oue of them Is living. As they UMik a cusb capital of hut one silver dollar along, they were reasonably glad to be over taken by rescuers less than twenty mi lee . away. in his of tsiree hours re el ng Ir They are not troubled with breach of promise suits in China. When a future Chine belle Is about three days old sbe is funiiully lietrotbud to the scion of aouieao ceptahie neighbor, and when she Is about fifteen she is carried to his house and left there and that ends it The greatest ocean depth which has been isi-ei-tained by sounding Is five miles and • gmrtar (tîf»,7U0 feet, or 4, OUI) fathoms), not quite equal to the height of the Highest known mountain. Mount Everest, which masures ÜU.OUSj feet, or five and a half miles . - high. The average depth bettqftu tiOdega north and OU dogs, south is uearly three miles. Down In South Carolina a Texas pony, for mck of better employment, jumped up Ih» ivu foot steps of a book store, walked In, went behind tbe counter, looked at bimeelf a the mirror, and walked out after the nsbion of the king of France, without ireaking or damaging anything In the course -I his career. 1 leur shed their antlers every year, and al liough the antlers, when tbe deer is killed ■efore they ore removed, will withstand all -eatliers rur years, it is very rarely that a air that have been shed are found. This is lid to lie due to a small insect that attacks ne antlers soon after they are dropped, and lestroys them by burrowing through and .trough them A most admirable charity Is that of tbe ..ilvntlon Army in Ixirukm, which has H-iusla restaurant where a meal may he ought fur a farthing The small coin pays « a bowl uf soup or a half loaf of bread, nl two farthings secures a cup of coffee or ■ski and a slice of bread ami Jam. Thus ir about two cents a wholesome meal can be •ought. Threepence brings meat and pot» •es and a half penny a dish of rica of the a or to the the so the >p» hns in dia on of not and busi all and In due ad is a in the huvo lata this Mr. who them from BASEBALL TALK. A nsnn declares in favor of the double uD iru system. Detroit is said to have lost money an tbe •ulliei n trip. As ti novelty the Toledos will wear dead .lick stockings. 1'hero •veen the two Kansas City cIuIhl E leven out of sixteen play .•-net to the Cincinnati club aie married eighteen conflicting dates b» under con non. Sanders, tho new Philadelphia pitcher, -••iglm JUU pounds in tbe liest possible oondi •Ull. Tiernan niado tbe first borne run off a pro esionui pitcher at the l'olo Grounds this • 'IiSUIL (. apt. Hanlon of the Detnlts prefers right . and»! to left banded pitehcrA He thinks hey last longer It looks like about six clubs In the Ameri. -in association will be in the swim during no entire championship ret Stratton Is the youngest tinsel all player uidcr contract In the American amortatiOQ. • lu was hut III years of age a few iiionlliS ago. Childs, who it making a «pleaded record nth the Phillies, has only played oue year .irofussioually. As an amateur be played as -ii teller. Manager John Kelly hoe been presented with » go , d th / nmle ol t ^ lt (;„(/, le y f or their umpiring in tha world's ^. rlea !usl (a ll our is a . ..... is ! work be,ure A F r " M Garfield is playing In Tolpdo, Cleveland to! with New York, Grunt with Buffalu, Hays with ] with Rochester, Johnson with Hostau. There a: isalsoa player named Lincoln, * Detroit is short on catcher» arm is in liad slm|S) and neither he nor felon afilicted Ganzi-ll are likely ui be available far Bennett's Guy Hecker, pitcher of the Louisville dub, has given it out that tins will iw hie last sea son on the diamond. He says that, rerog body nizing that his pitching abilities will not last gem- forever, he desires to connect himself with business life, and has acsepted a pusitioo to travel for a business concern next year. * ' man Among tbe excuses advanced by the Da* troits for their failure to capture tbe 81» Louis series is the inability of Bennett tq play, the felon on Gmizefi'« finger. Thomp» sou's lameness, White*« lack of practieOi 1 [tanIon's absence from tbe team, tbè club'« com- lnabj | itv w iiat ami the weakness of Brough tou an j Sut4 , ljiro | wh lnd tbe bat. day, j fuil : in . ... - - - I no bettor fixed this Season than they.were two last Auson soys that his team con win the in ! championship without this big pib-ber. May I be he can, but the day is yet to com» «M » manager con win the championship erlfi little, | the players to hack him, so manor Al* j great » manager be Mi Buck Ewing thinks that Chicago, now she ' has let Clarkson go, had better throw op tha m ~ M.