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And time will toll "One tiling nt n time, and thut dono well," Id wbdojii's proven rule. - Jhr! tiiiu Union. A BRIDAL PRESENT. "Another ring at the boll ami an other present! Nannio, it is very nico tOjHo a brido 1" ulico Dupro spoke a littlo repining pj, 6ho was Nannio's "11 rut brides maid, and was treading tbo borders of that Debuteable Land wbero girlhood has died out and sage middle age has hardly yet commenced. . Nanuie was very pretty, and Mary jBelton, the other bridosruaid, was a handsome brunette of twenty "Nannie, you are doing remarkably well," said Mrs. Creswick, complac ently surveying the table spread with wedding gifts. "That Biker tea- eeryice of your Cousin Dudley's is rfally splendid." "Yes, and the pearls that Miss Au brey sent," added Alice. ; "Your present is very neat, too, my dear," said the old lady kindly; "but I wonder your Undo Jared's has not Aome. He aHked mo about tho wed- ;ong a week ago.and he said he should send some remembrance." Again and again in the course of the rapidly darkening winter after noon, tho bell peuled, and fresh pre sents were brought in. "But where is Uncle Jared's pre sent ?" Nannie kopt repeating; and Embody could toll aot until nine o clock at night did tne mucn iooKeu-ior testimonial ar rive, when Frank Vavasor, the young bridegroom that was to be, was in tho .drawing-room admiring tho various presents. "From Undo Jaredl I know his cramped handwriting," exclaimed Nannie, as tho servant brought in a ecjuare, solid-looking package, wrapped in brown paper nnd directed to "Miss Anna Creswick." ."What can it bo?" "A set of gold spoons perhaps, euggested Alice. The girls held their breath as Frank Jtemoved the brown paper wrappings. 41as for the vanity of human expecta tions, it was no spice-breathing casket no velvet or morocco catf satin lined and filled with gold or Bilver It was only a quarto volume bound in sober brown, and apparently well used. "A Bible!" ejaculated Alice, dis dainfully. "Yes, and an old one at that," said ' iaxy. "Here is a note," said Faank, "let US see what he says." i "My Dear Niece : ! At this important junction of your life, I cannot give you a more fitting offering.than the Bible which was you grandmother's. You will 'probably havo trinkets and jewelry in abundance, but this book will be more , eecious than all. Your affectionate , wcle, Jaked Lee. Nannie had burst into tears of mor tification. "Oh, Frank, a rusty old second hand Bible." "We can never put that on the table," said Alice, scornfully. "What an idea." And Uncle Jared's present, long looked for and loudly heralded, was put in an obscure comer, where a pair of statuettes concealed it from iWi'he mean old miser," was Mrs. Creswick's indignant comment, while Nannie, who was really fond of her Id nncle, cried; volume of ten years uftirwnnK There are few home in tthich tho lnjrno of tiu year doe not i::ko n wide .lilT. ronci': nnd iu thut of Mr. and Mr V avuNiir tlm cluti (.; uh per Imp greater tlum tho average. They hud lived ton fitnt it common mintukn nnd when once they began to re trench, ill-luck iieenod to follow them. Nannie! tho npoilud dmighter of a Itu.triuiii home, wan !urt iilt all tho LitternoHH of j overtv now ! And Frank ' nobody exactly kuow how haJrot- rograded in tho world until tho hum ble situation of a bunk clerk at a ol nry pitifully small, was all tho dread winter left to him. And when they brought him home one night with his nrui fractured from a fall on tho icy pavement. Nannio felt that her cup of bitterness was in deed full. "I d u' mind the pain for mysolf," Frank hail suid, "but to lio till for nobody kn i vh'-ow long, ".ml my wife and tho littlo ones with not a cont abend 1 Tho reut miiNt be paid, nnd tho 'grocer's bill, and the children must wear clothes God help u! I don't know whut the end of all this is to be!" But Nannio knew and towards twi light, when Frank had fallen into a troubled slumber, and littlo Annie sut watching beuide his pillow she put on her bonnet and stole unseen to an em ployment bureau. When she returned, it was with a bundle under her arm sewing which she hud obtained. "Oh, Nannie, have we come to this?" her husband asked, sadly, ns she sat down by his bedside to com mence her task. "We cannot starve.dear and there is just a dollar and a half in your purse 1" "I know it but--" lie Btopped abruptly and turned his face to the wall with a groan. Little Bono came to her mother, with plending eyes, at this moment. "Mammn, can Harry and I have Uncle Jared's Bible to look at the funny pictures 1" Nanuie rose, reached down the dusty book from its obscure resting- place and placed it on a chair, where the children could .turn over the leaves at their leisure. "Bo careful not to tear it dear, she said, thinking sadly how all the other gay wedding gifts had vanished, and how this alone remained a relic of the days of prosperity Uncle Jared wus dead long aero, and his money had gone to a hospital. bhe was tuinkmg ot ull tuo sorrow- lull cnango ten years nau wrougut, as she stitched away. "Mamma," cried Rose, from the chair, here are two leaves Btuck to gether!" Nannie leaned over to see. The child was right Two leaves in the Book of Psalms were pasted together by the edges on all their sides. She took np the scissors to separate them, with & vague, indifferent sensation of curi' osity. To her astonishment, two thin slips of paper dropped out. I "What are these?" said inquisitive Rose, stopping to pick them up. And Nannie, scrutinizing them more clesely, saw that they were bank notes for five hundred dollars each! She sat a moment in a sort of be wilderment and then like a sudden inspiration, came back to her the stories she had always heard of Uncle Jared's strange eccentricities. This was one of them the bridal gift he had intended to bestow upon her, had been hidden away in this strange cas' ket. , And now, like a special Provi dence, it came to supply her utmost needs ! She leaned over and placed her hand upon her sleeping husband'B brow he awoko with a start "I have been asleep," he said.look ing confusedly at her with that strange mingling of reality and fancy which sometimes follow us out of slumber. "I have been dreaming that we were rich!" "We are rich, Frank," she said in a voice that trembled. And she told her tale. "A thousand dollars! We are rich indeed I" he exclaimed. "It will eup port us until my arm gets all well again." "It will do that, and have a little to begin the world anew with," said Nannie, with tears in her eyes, Foor, And hero wo fli)K the Nannie.' lift, to bo oi'Otied d nr Undo Jiircd if ho could only neo how very hiipj y ho La ma lo u both." When Vnvator' tediom recovery win complete, there wern four hun dred dollars left out of Nunniti'ti cure fully hoarded fundi nnd that four hundred dollnM fiirtlHlittl ly invented, wn tho genu from which sprung It r-t a modest littlo oninpeU'Uee, then a for tune. Vavasor is a rich man now, but ho IiiIch his liroHperity buck to Undo Jared's bridal present. New York York Times. The (ieoxc Struck, "I have been having a goo 1 deal of trouble lately with tho bird on my geese much," aid Col. blitt-Floyd of Wharton, Tex., to a Star reporter. 'I had nn order for a thousand dozen gooso eggH, nnd my trouble all aroHO iu trying to fill that order. It is tho first timo I ever attempted to murket any egg, always heretofore relying ou tho hale of fcathersutid live birds for my prolit. 'This is tho laying an 1 hatching season with us, and I thought I would have no trouble so get eggs enough to fill tho orders. Now.a hen, you know, will let you rob her nest right along, just so you leave one egg. It ii sup posed that a hen has no idea whatever of numbers. But this is not true of Madame Goose, as I found out to my sorrow. 'She first two or threo days wo se cured a big batch of fresh eggs, but after that the 'find' began to dwindle down so fast that I determined to make a personal investigation. I went down to the river bottom neit day and found that instead of being off attending to business all the geese whioh were not bitting had 'Hocked' and were roving about feeding, just as if they never expected to lay another egg. When I approached them, in stead of running away they all sat down and began to hiss at me. "It was a clear case of strike, and I was at a loss to know how to settle the trouble. I tried putting half a dozeu porcelain eggs iu each nest, but it would not work. The geese came up, eyed them solemnly, and walked off. Then, in despuir. I told tho boys to put the eggs we had gathered back and see if that would break the strike Well, sir, inside of two hours after the eggs were returned every goose was buck on her nest, audfor the next four or five days there were more eggs laid on the Floyd's ranch than there had beeu before iu years; but I duro not undertake to fill that egg order." Washington Star. An Electric Palace. The palatiul New York homo of Charles T. Yerkes, the Chicago mil lionaire, at Sixty-eighth street und Fifth avenue, bus not only the most complete electric lighting, heating, and ventilating plant of any of the several electrically equipped mansions in the city, but it has the largest storage battery plant ever installed in a private residence. A gas engino of thirty-five horse power in the base ment is belted to a dynamo. The storage battery consists of sixty cells, having a capacity of 2,500 hours at a ten-hour discharge rate, the maximum discharge rate being 500 amperes for four hours. Tho house is wired for about 1,200 sixteen-candle-power lamps, and has besides a electric passenger elevator and several electric motors for venti latiug, pumping arid other purposes. The arrangement of the lights is very artistic. The vestibule or recep tion hall is lighted from above through cathedral glass in the base of a dome by 300 lights. Lamps are concealed within the carving of the principal salon, or in rosettes of colored .glass cunningly placed in the ceilings. In the library, an apparent framed oil painting, which is really a wonderful piece of cathedral glass work, is made tho vehicle of the flood of light, which illuminates the room with the soft radiance of day. The Archer Fish. The archer fish has a natural blow gun. xnisauimal possosses tne curi ous property of being able to shoot drops of water from its mouth with extraordinary accuracy to consider able distance. A fly or small insect passing over the water has very littl chance of escape from the deadly aig of the archer fish. Thero are miid to bo fj,00:i pier in tho Modern hifh grado locomotive. A French wientint hays that girl wlioplarou tuo jnuui miller irmii a great lniinV tiervoll Maladies. Thoteelhoffif.il. like the teeth of most niiiiniils, are not fastened to tho Hone, but aro held iu nocket. Tho tongue of tho toad and frog i prehensile. By moan of it theso uni mal mi izo und hold their prey. The treatise of John Hunter in 1771 i considered tho foundation of tho neienco of dentistry in England. Tho value of tho Australian salv bush upon tho alkali lands of (Califor nia, a food for sheep and cattle, at least, ha been deuomstruted. The city of Han Leandro, Cr.l., is going to establish and operate a mu nicipal electric lighting plant, to sup ply both aro and incandescent lights, for public and private if: Foreigners who nrj not bachelor of art or science aro to bo excluded from tho Paris medical schools, a tho laboratories aro overcrowded, and even enough subjects for dissecting cannot bo obtained. During 1894, 3,315 patents relating to electricity were granted in Great Britain, United States and Germany. Of these 1,130 were British, being one-twentieth of all British patents, 1,701 were American, and 481 were German. Two or three months ago, Profes sor W. H. Hale suggested that tho British American and Australasian As sociations for the Advancement of Science hold a joint meeting at San Francisco in 1896, and tho plan has been favorably received. We speak of seasoning wood by ex posing it to the air and drying out the water. But we never think of season ing stone, and yet this is as ueceBsary almost as seasoning wood. Every good architect, in making his calculations, takes this into consideration. The study of earth worms is of recent date, yet at least seventy-five genora are now knownsomo contain ing 1000 specios. They range iu length from ono inch to four feet. Their colors aro mostly unattractive, but one species is a fine peacock hue, aud ono is green and pink. Coffin Hath Tub. "I wanted a bath in a North Caro lina hotel," Bitid a traveling mau to a Star writer. "I rang for tho bell boy there was but ono and when he arrived I asked him if they had a bath tub about tho house. " 'Yes, sah; nice ones, sah,' he said. " 'Bring me one.' "In a fow miunte8 tho boy returned, bringing on his shoulder a coffin, with silver-plated handles and a lid ull complete. "'What does that mean?' I asked indignantly. " 'Dat'B de bath tub, sah. De land lord used to be in de uudertakin' busi ness, sab, and had some coffins when he took dis hotel. His Bon is a tinner, sah, an' jess lined de coffins with tin. Try it, boss. You'll fin' it berry nice.' "Conquering my scruples, I opened the lid und found the coffin lined with tin, as stated, and I took the bath, but I didn't feel just right about it" Washington Star. Drilling With Life-Saving Apparatus. Thursday is the day for drilling with beach apparatus. A pole planted in the sand represents the mast of the wrecked ship. Tho bench apparatus, beach-cart, hawsers, guns, lines, blocks, and buoy are all run out in short time and all the manceuvers gone through with, as if in actually rescu ing a crew ; from the time the word "action" is spoken by the keeper till tho supposed rescued man is brought to the supposed beach, only six min utes have passed ! It seems almost in credible, but their training has made all the men models of promptness nnd obedience. After this drill the crew returns tho beach apparatus to the station, leaving everything, as usual, in order. St. Nicholas. Ucntly Put. She Don't you think that photo graph flatters me? He Well, its a speaking likeness, but then we can't believe everything we hear. KottK. 'If tv yoa fwn I.ove?" 1 mlfJL, "No, no," Urn nimwn- wan, "I'm mir," nil I I, "lnV lirra, If Unit be did imt (,!. "I nw blin tbi wuy run, And down flit v-ry iuili i lie Would mt, i'. ul I Imt 'Mm l ril'-niiK lifuii.! ! V wrutti. "No, no," hn s i! I j "awityj Lov in not irr, I know," TUn while, fro:n tier t rluUt rye I l'iui;lied ton! l" iit lit now. - (''..( ; 1. erb 111 MO'.Cdl'.H. When tho button cotnr oil the hack of a man's thirt hi cholur be gins to rie. "Shall I enrvo threo tear on thn marblo slab?" "Why three? I ha iiiily two eyes." Life is it tiresome journey, and when a man arrives at tho iLd hoi all out of brcntli. Sllopkt epel htii! t pleiise, l ilt there nr.) t of ! (., n d j;trls whom it d.ien not pleune to hiudy. "What is your best rcucott fur be lieving that fche'll marry him?" "He! patents say that bhe hhau't." A Boston policeman shot a somnam bulist the other night, who was run ning in tho street a new form of rapid trance hit. Bachelor I am told that a married man can Jivo on half tho income that a single man requires. Married mau YeH ; he has to. Mrs. B Bridget have you turned the gus on in the parlor, as I told you? New Domehtic Yis, mum; can't ycr Bincll it? "You said the cottage would cost $10,000 and you Rend me a bill for $15,000." "Yes, but you said you wanted ono story lebs." Salesman Do you want yon goods ent by any particular express? Cus tomer Certainly, if you can find a particular express. I can't. The houso fly is very slow in its movements when you want it to go out of doors, but quicker than quick ness when it wants to come in. A wood-sawing contest by women !" That seems up-to-duto nnd quito pat. Tho "sawing," I hear, wns successful But the "s;ty nothing" part. How was that t He Is this tho first time you've ever been in love, darling? Hhe (thoughtlessly) Yes; but it's so nice that I hope it wou't bo the latst! Grace A humorist proposed to me last night. Ethel Was he serious? Grace That's just the trouble. Who ever heard of a humorist being se rious? Mrs. Speeler Vy, Professor, you haven't combed your hair viddou a veek. Prof. Speeier Neiu, muia frau. Ihab-apublig performance ott de piano dis night. Tarsou I married Smithers . to his first wife and he gave me $50 ; when I marriod him to his second wife he gave me $5. Wiggles He knew more about matrimony the second time I guess. , Reciprocity Mistress I con't s.. that you were always respectful, Bridget; still, I will put it in the re commendation. Bridget Thaiik yon ma'am. An I'll Buy tho same thing uv you. Woman Didn't I toll you never lo come hero ngaiu? Tramp I hope you will pardon me, madam, but it is the fault of my secretary. He has neglected to strike your name from my calling list. Bucon Let me shake your hand, dear boy ; this is one of the happy days of your life. Egbert You're too previous, old man. I'm not to be married until tomorrow. "That's what I say. This is one of the happy days of your life." "Look at that very thin man over there with that very fat one," "Yes, I know them, and they are the greatest chums always together, everywhere." "Good gracious! Is it possible that they dine at the same place? " Bacon I believe the introduction of cable-cars nnd horseless carriages will make the world better. Eghert I can't understand why. Bacon It will reduce the tendency to lie. Horse trading will be unknown. The western wing of tho Massachu setts State Houso in Boston, has been declared unsafe and must be rebuilt