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PRICES OF WHEAT.
The experience of the present year is
likely to (inn the confidence of those
wheat growers who have held rigidly to
the rule to market their crop as soon as
possible after harvest. There are many
abundantly able to hold tneir grain for
years who have adhered rigorously to
this rule all their lives, a::d they are
united in Hie belief that in the average
of years it hris been greatly to their ad
vantage. It has been, perhaps, fortu
nate for them that so many have fol
lowed a different practics. Tlie induce
ments the past season to hold for higher
prices wers unusual. The most "dis
cerning could not resist the con
clusion that the enormous short
age in tlie crop over the water
-would swell the figures above
all recent precedent as the year wore
away. The farmers were deluged with
appeals to wait for the fancy prices that
were so sure to come. The crop year is
now half-gone, and the market stub
bornly refuses to verify the anticipa
tions of an unusual rise. There Is, un
doubtedly, much destitution in portions
of Russia, i>ut there is evidently wheat
enough visible to meet the demands of
all consumers who can pay usual prices.
The stocks in the grain markets both
sides of the Atlantic and in transit are
large, and the ordinary decrease in Jan
uary has not been met. The compila
tions of tin past month show but 1,200,
--000 fewer bushels in sight at the end
than at the beginning. The year previous
the difference exceeded G. 030,033 bush
els, and January of 1890 showed a falling
away of 9,500,000 bushels. These are
not figures to stir high enthusiasm with
those who have dreamed of a golden
shower to reward them for their sa
gacity in holding for the later markets.
The fact is that the people who have
been expected to create the unusual de
mand have small ability to buy, even at
ordinary prices. They have to eke out
their subsistence in some cheaper way.
The promise now certainly is not fa
vorable to any marked advance in wheat
in Europe, this season. Those who
have had the money for their crop to
use the past tew mouths are apparently
the most fortunate of the wheat grow
ers.
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ELKCTIOX METHODS.
The Democrats in Michigan are the
targets for much Republican indigna
tion on account of their adoption of the
district system in the choice of presi
dential electors. It is not expected that
heated partisans will credit them with
•ny laudable motives in their action,
but thttt is immaterial. They have at
tracted attention to a palpable and seri
ous defect in the method of ascertaining
the popular will. and. if this leads to the
adoption of a more equitable plan, they
will have ample vindication. Just at
present their action seems to the par
tisans on the other side a great outrage,
because it insures a division of the vote
of the state approximately in proportion
to the strcn>rth of the two parties. There
would be no room £orcompiainton party
grounds if it were not assumed that the
state would be carried by the Republi
cans. This is based upon former condi
tions, and not tlie oresent ones. At the
last state, election the Democrats had
•bout 10,000 majority, and it is fair to
Jre3iime that it is doubtful, ot least, for
this year. There is no doubt as to the
constitutionality of the district system.
The only variation in the Michigan ac
tion from the frequent early practice is
in the division of the state for the sena
torial electors. The distinguished ju
-Ist, Hon. TaoM.vs M. Coolev. discusses
the subject in a recent legal publica
tion, without any intimation that the
leeislaturc had exceeded its powers
in the act in question. He gives a his
torical review of the subject, and reaches
the conclusion that there should be
uniformity in method in the states. He
•would have the requirement placed in
the constitution. lie quotes HVldketii
as expressing the opiuion that the dis
trict system gave the fairest popular
test by approaching the nearest to a
direct vote. The states that employed
it changed to the state vote because it
gave them as slates less advantage by
the possible division of their electors.
It was a question of expediency, then,
that dictated the adoption of the
more prevalent methods. There is but
one. serious objection to the district ;
plan. It undoubtedly leads to gerry
manders in the apportionments when
they are left to the partisan legislatures.
No acceptable method has yet been de-
Tised for obviating this, Recent ex
perience has shown that, parties are
quite alike in their inability to resist
opportunities afforded in this direction.
Could there be sou" 1 /? mechanical device
that would follow ouiy the census ta
bles and the lines of convenience to the
people, the district plan would be per
haps the best attainable. The require
ment of uniformity is clearly desirable,
but iv reaching it it is quite as desirable
that the method should be as nearly
equitable as possible. There have been
various schemes discussed at different
times. One of these is called the
cumulative system. It proposes to
Klve each voter as many votes as there
are electors to choose and allow him to
distribute them, one each to the candi
dates, or mass them all for one man,
perhaps with other lines of division.
This would in this state give n party
with more than one-ninth of the total
one of the nine electors. The principle
is tenable, as it would recognize the
right of every man to equal representa
tion, but in the larger states it would be
cumbersome, it has never trained much
hold upon the public mind. The method
generally known as the lUickalew one,
after the name of the Pennsylvania sen
ator who advocated it, has met
the objections of critics more suc
cessfully, piobably, than any other.
Its purport is that the popular
vote In each state shall be the
measure of strength in the electoral
college. In this state, for instance, the
total vote would be divided into nine
parts, and each party would have as
many electors as it had ninths of the
whole. This gives minorities a fair
showy and reduces to a minimum the
inducements to fraud, lv the large
contested states there is now strong
temptation to employ all the dubious
agencies that come into prevalent poli
ties. A few thousand votes have sev
eral times controlled the thirty -six New
York electors. It is a strain on the in
tegrity of partisan officials to be rigidly
honest when there is so much at stake.
Uuder this suggested plan no trickery
would be likely to change more thau
one or two electoral votes. The chief
objection to this method is that it re
duces the importance of the great states
in the contest, which is really in its
favor.
THE CAPITOL CIRCUS.
At IU o'clock this morning, unless
something has happened to the troupe
since Saturday, the Johxsox-Staukkv
circus will resume its performances in
the capitol. Admission is free up to
the hall's capacity. the acrobats are very
good of their kind, and the show is en
tertaining.stiictly moral, and highly im
proving. The public are requested not
to crowd and to takeoff their hats. This
last may seem unnecessary, but it is
really due the occasion. It is not gen
erally known, but the whole thing is, in
point of tact, a judicial investigation
designed to disclose whether one
Stakkkv is "a practical architect and
sanitary engineer." Why it is impor
tant to find this out, the GLOBE has for
gotten. It is sure, however, that this is
the play's plot and motive, but its most
interesting features are its digressions.
It has consisted entirely of digressions
up to this point, but do one can tell how
long this will last. There is a limit, un
doubtedly, to the amount of capital its
promoters will be willing to expend in
the enterprise; and if anybody cares to
sip from this fount of intellectuality, he
had better take advantage of it while it
is on tap. It is liable to be shut off at
any moment.
Saturday being a sort of holiday, the
performers tried to present something
which wooH be especially gratifying to
clergymen, teachers and school chil
dren. With this very commendable ob
ject in view, one of the leading men
asked a feature performer how he would
calculate the area of a triangle one of
whose sides was equal to the sum of
other two. This was received with great
applause by the school children and
teachers, because it was really a great
joke. It was like those other pleasant
ries, the answer to which is, "The boy
lied." The point of the tiiangle joke
is that there cannot be such a triangle.
One other conundrum made a great hit
also with the teachers and school chil
i-end. This was, how do you calculate
the area of a column which you have
never seen and none of the dimensions
of which you know. The real answer
to this sally is to say that you cannot do
much if you have only "pi" to work on,
"pi v being the name of a symbol in
geometry which would enter,as a matter
of course, iv the calculation. The point
of this excruciating outburst is to be
found in the similarity of pronunciation
of "pi" and "pie." It was not brought
out very clearly en Saturday, but it will
be tried again some time during the
coming week.
For the benefit of the clergymen who
were iv attendance some theological
features were interspersed. The creed
of the People's church was first pre
sented with stereopticon illustrations.
One performer said that it was Roman
esque. This was a play on the
word Roman, and the fun of it was that
the creed of the People's church is not
at all like that of the Roman Catholic
church. Perhaps there is a little ob
scurity about this, but it was appre
ciated by the clergymen for whom it
was designed. Theu the architecture
of the People's church was discussed,
and this question was put: "Why were
the little stones which appear scattered
ovei> the church's brick front put there
by the builders?" Several guesses were
made about this. The first one was
this: "Because the original plan wa?
to call the church after St. Stephen, the
disciple who was stoned." It is, per
haps, needless to add that this was
wrong. Then someone ventured: "In
order to suggest that it takes rocks as
well as faith to run a church." But
this, also, was at ouce voted to be
away off. Finally somebody said that
he knew, but did not want to tell. Be
ing threatened with the loss of his
salary, however, he revealed the awful
truth. "They were put there," he de
clared, "to make people ask questions."
After this there was tin adjournment
until today.
This morning the tirst part of the ses
sion will be devoted to the solution of
local mysteries. The azotino question
will be inquired into a little. The audi
torium will be alluded to also, and if
any ono. in the audience has any stale
scandals which he would like to see re
vived, if he will submit his inquiries iv
writing, they will receive attention.
The bulk of the time will be consumed,
however, with an investigation of the
habits and customs of the Siamese and
the Burmese. This is in response to
the wide-spread curiosity about these
far countries which has been aroused
in the community by the recent pres
entations of "Wang" at the Metro
politan opera house. There ought to
ue a large audience, and, if its size war
rants it, somebody may recite "Casey
at the Bat."
ARE FOR JOHNSON.
The Republican sentiment in Xorth
Dakota is divided over • the line drawn
by the wife of Coneressinan .lohxson
at the social fetes that are ■ being given
at Washington by the families of its
representatives. The \V. C. T. U. and
the - Prohibitionists are shouting their
delight that the Johnsonian element
has planted itself firmly. upon the plat
form of abstinence and defiance of the
social customs of the -political metrop
olis. " Senator HANSBnouGii can afford
to be somewhat indifferent to tl«e home
feeling, as his six years in the 339at<; .
THB PATNT TAVL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY ID, J892.
have just commenced, lie can put wino
on his banquet tablos. . But: Johnson
has probably insured His reiioiiiiuntion
by discarding it. The Prohibitionists
ili)iiiiii;iti' the party, and will rally about
"the statesman in public life."
Tiik Kansas City Times has been tak
inir the vote of its reader* as to presi
dential preferences. bo far Ci.kve
f.Axn has 810 to less than 100 for all
others. Boiks or Pai.mki: is the choice
for the second place. That section has
been specially Strong for free- coinage,
but it is evidently for tariff reform tirst.
«^
Oxk house of tlie Maryland legis
lature, by 70 to 3, resolved that the Dem
ocrats in congress ought to follow the
lines of Ci.i:vi:l.vm>'s message ana tho*
Mu. is bill in tariff reform. The party
is sound on the great issue and vvil!
leave no doubt ot its purpose when the
convention speaks at Chicago.
Whkx looking for a combination pos
sibility at Minneapolis Cui.uom should
not be lost sight ot, for he is alleged to
look like Lincoln. He would be a
small pattern fora candidate, but small
men sometimes cet there.
Some intimate that this congress is
falling behind the rule as a working
body, but there have been U,OOO bills in
troduced. Imagine that the members
rend them all, and. then talk of in
activity.
Sexatok Sawykk, of Wisconsin, is
able to see 40,000 majority in Minnesota
for the nominees of the Minneapolis
convention. This is another case where
distance lends enchantment.
— ■
If the czar is paid at the rate of $25,
--000 per day, he might perhaps give a
whole week's salary to the relief of his
starving people without suffering for a
square meal himself.
The theory that Gen.Ai.GEuemployed
the New York Sun to start the attack
on him as an advertisement is not fully
credited, vet it will, probably help him
with his party.
It has been decided in a federal
court that Indians on reservations may
lawfully drink beer. But it will do less
to make "good Indians" than New
Jersey firewater.
Bob Lixcolx looks much larger as a
presidential possibility in London than
he does in Chicago, where he was once
elected to a township office.
The Hakiusox officeholders can now
take their coats and vests off, since Joe
Maxly says Blame's letter is final.
-^^■^—
Wiiex congress sinks the cigarette
with a fatal tax, it will perhaps look
into the corset.
If there are spots on the sun, it i
still shines for all, and Gov. Hill is not
responsible.
AGAINST LABOR UNIONS.
Serious Charge Against the
World's Pair Management.
Pittsburg, Feb. 14.— The American
Federation of Labor has a grievance
against the world's fair management,
and if it is not settled that organization
declares that it will boycott the exhibi
tion. V ice President William A. Car
ney,of the Amalgamated Association of
Iron and Steel Workers returned yester
day from New York, where he had been
attending a meeting of the executive
couucil of the Federation. He said
some important matters were acted
upon, amontr which was the discrimina
tion now being shown by the world's
fair management against labor unions.
In a letter to the council President
Kliver. of tiie Brotherhood of Carpen
ters, alleges that no man can get work
on the grounds unless he is em
ployed by the agent of the construction
department. A representative of any
labor union cannot get a pass admitting
him to any of ihe buildings. If he eels
in he is at once ejected by the police.
He also alleges that the eight-hour plan
is being violated, and that a union man
cannot get. employment as builaine in
spector, gatekeeper or watchman.
The council instructed President
Gompers to write to the chief of the de
partment of construction to abate the
evils complained of, and, in the event of
the refusal to do so, he is empowered to
call on all vyorkingmen's organizations
affiliated with the American Federation
of Labor to consider the advisability of
withdrawing their patronage from "the
comine world's fair at Chicago.
The council has suspicions that the
Nebraska eight-hour law is being vio
lated, and it accordingly acted as fol
lows:
The secretary of the Federation is
hereby instructed to call on all work
ingmen and trade organizations of Ne
braska to furnish evidence, under affi
davits, as to the violations of the eight
hour law by emDloyers. If such evi
dence is gathered the executive council
will prosecute to a final decision. . A
sum of not more than $200,000 will be
appropriated for that purpose.
Keels From the Tongue.
Carter Harrison in Chicago Times.
There is a good deal in a name, after
all. If Tammany did not have a rhyth- j
mica! title which reels readily from the !
tongue, but was just a nameless con- I
cern like Tom Platt's machine, it would
not come in for half so much denuncia
tion.
Bobby Burns in Boston.
Boston Transcript.
It is an ambitious woman editing
special school editions who announces
"an expurgated edition of the plowman
bard's poems, with no crudities of ex
pression, no expletives, no vulgarisms
and no illusions to alcohol."
Accounting for It.
Detroit Free Press.
She— l wonder why leap year has an
extra day in it?
He— Oh, I suppose it is to give the !
girls that much more chance. " ;
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War'on Sunday Newspapers. :
Boston Herald. '; ,
. The Law and Order Society of Pitts- i
burg recently began war on . Sunday j
newspapers by having arrested a thir- :
teen-year-old newsboy. This is a good
deal Jike Uncle Samfighting Chili.
Until His Successor Came.
New York Herald.
"Will you think of me when I'm gone,
love?" asked the dying husband.
"Yes,'* sobbed his inconsolable wife,
"every time I am compelled to light
the morning fire."
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liOSt by Not Goinj; to War.
Rochester Post-Express.
How important to Chili are its nitrate
beds is shown by last year's output,
which asgregated 1,000,000 tons, repre
senting a value of $30,000,000.
How About Midwinter Booms.
Peoria Times-Union. y : ._■■ *
Early booms almost always burst;
early deals almost always die. •
Ironical. "
Chicago Tribune.
The lron r Bar— Seems to me you're
making a tremendous blow.
The Blacksmith's Bellows— Well, you
needn't get so red-hot over it.
Greac Head.
Judge. *
\V aggies— Why did : you get your hair )
cut so short in the middle of winter? J
. Henpeck—l don't , wish uiy wife to i
have the grip. I
SUNRISE SIGNALS.
The bey of Tunis lias the grip, nnd may,
possibly, over the bay.
There are uiauy compensations in life. For
instance, when Xli Perttluf is lying about the
tariff nearly everything else tangible ou this
mundane sphere gets a rest. '
- Says the New York Press (Rep.) : "Pauper
immigrants do not corno Vj the Uuited States
on their own money." True; a lurge major
ity of them como ou the money or 'pluto
cratic, pap-fed parasites of an infamous and
burdensome tariff law inado possible by such
Mephistopbeliau finance jugglers as Bill Me-
Kinley. Tho soouer he und bis like ar*
kicked out of power the sooner will pauper
immijrration cease to ba a disgrace to the
United Stutes uovernmeut.
The reappearance on the political surface
of Congressman Bland sujtgestß tho In*
quiry: Does repudiation repudiate? ' For
nearly two decades he has beeu ' con
tinually bobbing up with some kind of
visiouary scheino for Hooding. the country
with a new specimen of cheap money war
ranted to cure the financial ills of the whole
country, or money refunded at. the bos office.
Happily, it has so happened that, up to date',
his pet delusions have been steadily repudi
ated by the naturally strong common sense
of our national lawmakers. But he will not
down. Mr. Bland combines the fantastic
vaguries of the South sea bubble with the
pertiuacity of a Missouri gallinipper. For
years the country lias been gently but firmly
setting him aside with the quiel information
that it wants houest money, but Btiil Mr.
Bland is daily upon his legs in congress iu
sisting that the people of this country don't
know what they do want. A society for the
suppression of Mr. Bland would have all the
work it could atteud to for a. few days, at
least.
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Clovertop— that boy of mine suf
fered a sunstroke last summer, and 1 believe
he is a little cracked.
Doctor— Like cures like; give him some
cracked wheat.
.* • *
The divorce boom of James G. Blaiue Jr.
appears to have winked out simultaneously
with the presidential boom of his distin
guished ancestor.
Republican organs now '"charge" Gov.
Boies with supporting the Republican candi
date for the presidency eight years ago. If
true, this is one of the gravest charges that
can be broufiht against the political honor
and integrity of any mau living. If untrue,
the attack is almost libelous in its malignity.
And it is not true.
* » •
Jaggles— Have you a name for your new
farce?
Joggles— Yes; "Frantic Efforts to Suppress
Gambling in Chicago."
George Peabody Wetmore, who wants to
be United States senator from Rhode Island,
is worth from §15.000,000 to 530.003,000.—805
-ton Herald.
Still, we believe he can bo senator in spite
of that fact.
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S. Signals, Esq.— does Bill Nye talk
about in his lecture? Thompson.
About thirty minutes.
-tOf
SCOOPED AGAIN.
Scene: Managing editor's office.
Managing Editor— Zounds ! What is this?
Can I believe my eyes? Scooped again!
Thunder! What is my kindergarten doiuu?;
Rings the bell. Enter city editor, trem
bling. . [,i !
Managing Editor— What does this meau?
Scooped again, eh? \
City Editor — Yes, most noble chief.. I'm
very sorry, but it's not my fault. l '
Managing Editor— me see. llow did
you run the Kindergarten last night? These
scoops are becoming serious. i •■"
City Editor— NoDle Chief : Reporter
No. 1 covered the meeting iv aid of the canse
for securing blankets for the Hottentots; Re
porter No. '2 interviewed the governor on the
rumor that he was a candidate for the Uuited
States senatorship; Reporter No. 3 attended
the monthly sewing meeting of the Ladies'
Guild of the First Methodist Church;" R
eporter No. 4 weDt to Mendota to run a own a
rumor that the parish priest was addicted lo
taking snuff, and the remainder of the staff
were likewise profitably employed. It a mur
der, shooting or event or" alike minor key
occurred, I looked to the police to report it.
Managing Editor— a man was nearly
beaten to death by footpads, and the police
failed to report.
City Editor -Yes, noble chief.
Managing S itor— Well, raise sheol in the
kindergarten and roast the police. What is
the use of the police, anyway, if they do not
fili the paper with news?
— : <i>
808 LINCOLN'S BOOM.
Thit boom for Bob Lincoln has been
star4fi.' by the Harrison crowd to kill off :
Culloui. Illinois cannot have two fa
vorite sons in the same convention.—
Kansas City Times.
Bl fne's declination studiously avoids
any reference to Harrison, direct or im
i plied. It is said that the secretary of
state favors the candidacy of Robert
Todd Lincoln for the presidency,— New
Haven News.
As a Republican candidate for presi
i dent Robert T. Lincoln is looming up.
Mr. Lincoln has made a line record as
minister lo England. He is a man of
ability, good sense and character, and
he makes friends as he moves along the
grooves of life.— New York Advertiser.
The only trouble with Bob Lincoln as
a Republican possibility is that he
never had a grandfather. . It used to be
so that a man could play in for the un
democratic nomination on the strength
of having a father, but it takes a grand
father for the ante now.— Louis Re
public.
Just as the president congratulates
himself that the Blame boey is lai'l, and
that his path to a renomination is made
easy, there looms the possibility of an
other son of his father — Robert T. Lin
coln—to disturb the serenity of his
dreams.— Providence Telegram.
Some of the Blame men in their dis
appointment talk of starting a boom for
Rob3rt T. Lincoln. No doubt they rea
son that the son of his father would
make a better run than the erandson of
his grandfather, who is at present locum
tenens at the White : house.— Boston
Globe.
And why not Robert T. Lincoln for
the next Republican nominee for presi
dent? With a thoroughly united party
the chances, as they stand today, are
regardea by shrewd party leaders as
rather against the Republicans. W here
is there a Republican iv all this broad
land who would not vote for Robert T.
Lincoln were he a candidate? His
ability for the place is recognized by
all.— Washington Post.
m, ':. ? *1. •
PERSONAIi MENTION.
At the Ryan — P. Markoff, Grand Rap
ids: C. H. Howard, Rochester, N. V.; Cates
t>y B. Jones, Duluth; Dugald M. Dodd New
York. "
At the Clarendon— Samuel Stick.ney aha
wife, St. Cloud; WilUam Bourer, Cincinnati*
William Gallagher. Spriuglield, 111.; F. J
Johnson, White Rock. . . t) ,T
At the Hotel Metropolitan— H. Bates
and wife. Ajhland: Mrs. T. H. Hand and
motner, Chif-ago : S. Howard, Milwaukee- D
C. Green, Milwaukee; Richard Frauk, Chi
cago.
At the Shermau— W. J. Tole, Duluth : D
J. Corcoran. Janesville, WU.: E. G. Kinnc
and T. J. Gannon, Bancroft. lo. : F. W. Clans,
Mason City, -lo. : William Johnson, New
Richmond. Wis.; L. G. Goss, Chicago. . , :„
Frank Temple, of the .- prison board, re
turned yesterday from Stillwater, where he
has been looking after the unloading of the
short line machinery for the manufacture of
Dinding twine. He is at the Merchants'
At the f'lifton— Miss A. Ennis, Maurice
Lyun and Daniel Long. New York- J C
Ross and C. H. Lowell. Castleton. N. D • L*
H. Drew, Crookston; William Keichards.Chl
cago: Lew Brown, Melleite. D. ; D M
Smith. <arrin«rton. N. D.: H. S." Collins and
11. J. O'Brien. Windom: Charles E. McClan
ahan. Jackson, Teun. ; M. Rice. Stillwater.
At the Merchants'— F. 3. Clement, Cold
water, Mich. ; Miss Etta Shawall, Luverue;
Miss Addie^ Hiudraarsh. Hastings; W. A
Showoer. Luverne; C. **■. Hiekrnan. T.ivinß-
Btoti. Mont. ; vVillijim B. McConnell. Varzo
.T. Dolnu. Watenown. S. D. ; >F. W. Temiile
Blue Earth City: Late Holmes. La Crnsse:
Al" Weed, Ashland: K. T).' Chase, Faribault;
C.W. WUite and wife,' Omaha. -•
NEW BOOKS.
Liko Pope, the author of "Tho Devil's
Visit" has evidently considered rhyme
the best vehicle for conveying to tho
public mind the truths ha desired to im
press: but unlike Pope, he lacks the ro
tinement of elegant and correct verse,
lv fact, most of the l>ook is the merest
dojrgfiel. not entirely free from a taint
of vulgarity here aud there. Flippancy
characterizes the entire book, but there
are, nevertheless, some passages of
more than ordinary merit 'Ihe writer
is presumably a New Yoik newspaper
man of considerable education, which
does not, however, include a knowledge
of prosody, lie writes about everything
imaginable. C-.esar, appearing, objects
to tho modern pronunciation of Latin,
and declares hu never sent that
famous dispatch, "Veni, vidi,
vici." The author ridicules the
Greek tragedy produced in li:ston
for a great many reasons; he rails at
women's cramped feet; society.religion,
history, art and a thousand other things
are rhymed about. An occasional com
mendable sentiment redeems the limp
ing verse, as—
"A mau niny forgive an injury deep.
Or even let jiisl indignation sleep;
But wound his self-love, und while you live
He neither will forget nor forgive."
Of the treatment of women he says:
•'Today you treat Her, as a general rule,
As a kind of cross 'tween angel and fool;
With one law for you— loose and light —
Another for her— "rigid and tight."
Politics, too, comes in for a dig, and if
the anonymous author had been content
to express himself in prose, the book
would have been very readable.
"Spiritism" and '"Dreams of the
Dead" are two books which are alike
interesting, though wholly different,
because they deal with the supernat
ural and the undiscovered country from
whose bourne both books contend trav
elers do return. "Spiritism" will inter
est all who are interested in spiritual
ism, and is well worth the reading. It
is simple, and easily understood.
"Dreams of the Dead" is a far more
complex work, and smacks of theoso
pliy, transcendentalism and pantheism,
though the writer declares it eminently
and purely Ciiristian. It will bear con
siderable study.
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Melville, widow of
Herman Melville, has placed the publi
cation of her husband's writings with
the United States Hook company, which
will issue, from new plates, an edition
of "Melville's Works," edited by Arthur
Stedman. "Typee, a Real Romance ot
the South Seas," will appear shortly,
with a biographical and critical intro
duction by Mr. Stedman. "Omoo"
(sequel to "Typee"); "Moby Dick, or
the White Whale;" "White Jacket,"
etc., will follow at intervals of a month.
Hall Came has revised and improved
his new novel, "The Scapegoat," for
the United States Book company, and
it has issued a handsome illustrated edi
tion. It is rapidly passing through fre
quent editions iv London, and will
doubtless prove a grant success in this
country.
Worthington company announce for
immediate publication iv the Rose
library, "The Merry Bachelor," trans
lated from the French of A. R. Le Sage.
It is an amusiug story of Spanish life,
describing the free manners and modes
of living of a past generation. Le Sage's
writings 1 are invariably entertaining,
but one of his best characters is his
Merry Bachelor, who passes through
innumerable adventures and contests,
usarly all beneath the banner of love.
The novel is related in a most agreeable
■way, direct and simple, but withal
b«" iM iant in coloring as well as charming
IB scenes and conversations absorbing
in interest.
IN THE MAGAZINES.
Music, one of the high-class publica
tions devoted wholly and entirely to
art, grows in merit with each issue.
One of the interesting discussions in
the current number is a discussion by
Helen A. Clark of the minor chord, for
wiiich the writer contends that art, and
not nature, is responsible. The paper
on Beethoven's sonatas will be read
with interest by all musicians.
A full-page portrait of the late Justice
Bradley, of the United States supreme
court, adorns the front page of the Chi
cago Graphic for Feb. 13. The engrav
ing is from a handsome pen drawing,
and is good enough to frame. A well
written article, with illustrations of
Granada and Tantriers, is a feature of
more than ordinary interest.
The special features of the March
number of "Snort Stories" are Edwin
L. Arnold's bold and vigorous tale of
Viking times, "The Story of Ulla;"a
Spanish-California romance called "A
Ramble with Euiogia;" a number of
translations by Zola. Mendes and others,
and "The Lianhan Shee," by Will Carl
ton, in the Famous Story Series pub
lished monthly in this magazine.
A more delightful magazine for girls
than the Dolls' Dressmaker it would be
hard to imasrine. It is brimful of things
to delight the hearts of little nt«tii,
gives practical directions for ia*k'r.z
doils' clothes, and best of all, ♦ «*b
lishes each month a page of patterns
for the diminutive garments.
The publishers of the Century Maga
zine have issued a pamphlet entitled
"Cheap Money," containing the articles
on cheap-money experiments which
have been appearing in "Topics of the
Time" or the Century during the past
year or more. These papers, by the
best authorities in the country, will be
found of special interest to political
economists and to all students of cur
rent histsry.
The California!! Illustrated Magazine
of March will show a marked improve
ment to meet the reception it has re
ceived. Among the papers of special
interest will be a theory on "The Cra
ter of Copernicus in toe Moon," by
Prof. Uolcien, of Lick observa
tory; "A Woman's Walk Through
Bavaria;" the first of a series
on the Nicaraugua canal, by
CaDf. Merry, the consul from Mcaf
auga; ■'Climbing Mt. Shasta." by
Q. ■ H. Fitch, of the ttan Fran
cisco Chronicle: "The Navy in
California." The Rev. P. J. Masters
continues his series on "The Chinese tn
America," with a paper -on the recent
massacre of whites in China. This is
illustrated uy photographs of paintings
of the emperor, empress and prime min
ister of China, made expressly for the
California!!.
periodicals' received.
Harper's Weekly.
Harper's Young People, Harper &
Bros., New York.
. Babyhood. Babyhood Publishing com
pany, New York.
The China Decorator, The China Dec
orator Publishing company, New York.
Music, U. S. B. Mathews". Chicago.
The Doll's Dressmaker, Jennie Wren,
New York.
BOOKS RECEIVED.
From E. M. Hall, St. Paul:
''Spiritism," by Edelweiss. The Unit
ed States Bonk company. New York.
From the Excelsior Publishing house,
New York :
"The Devil's Visit."
From the Price-McGill company, St.
Paul:
"The Nameless Castle," from the
German of Maurus Jokan.
From Worthingto.i company. New
York:
"The Merry Bachelor," from the
French of A. K. Le Sage.
From Lee & Shepard, Boston:
"Dreams of the Dead," by Edwin
Stanton.
Inquisitive Parisians.
London Telegraph.
It is stated to be the fashion in Paris
to have miniature microphones in cer
tain rooms of a house so that persons in
other parts of the house can listen to
any conversation going on. These eaves
dropping devices are small, and can be
placed out of view in any part of the
room, and enn even be made to form
part of a piece of furniture or picture
frame. It is not likely that they will
bJCtHBQ popular in this country.
JUDGE SANBORN.
The president Wednesday sent to the
senate the nam« of Waiter 11. Sanborn,,
of St. Puul. to be circuit judge of. the
Eighth Judicial circuit. The appoint
ment is an excelltMit one, and satisfies
all classes.— St. James Journal.
President Harrison has appointed
Walter H. Sanborn, of St. Paul, us
United States circuit judge of the
Eighth judicial circuit, which is a vic
tory for Senator Davis, he making a
hard light to secure Sanborn's appoint
ment.— Winnebago Prcss-Newd.
The agony is over and President llar
rison has nominated Walter Henry San
born, of St. Paul, for United States
judge of the Eighth judicial district.
The wa'l of the politicians prevailed
and Judge Mitchell was not appointed.
— Winoua Herald.
The appointment of Walter H. San
born, of St. Paul, as judge of the new
Imited State 3 court for the Eighth cir
cuit, as announced in tiie Republican
yesterday, is unquestionably a good one.
Mr. Sanborn justly enjoys the reputa- I
tion of belli}: one of the ablest lawyers
at the St. Paul bar.— Wiuona Repub- ;
lican.
Walter H. Sauborn,' of St. Paul, has
been appointed to the judgeship which
the president originally intended for
Judge Mitchell. Mitchell's politics
spoiled his chances, and then he should
have been a resident of St. Paul or Min
neapolis, you know. Senator Davis has
not raised himself in public estimation
in this neck of the woods by defeating
Judge Mitchell for this position.—Wa
basha Herald.
The president has appointed Walter
H. Sanborn. of St. Paul, to be judge of
the Eighth United States circuit. Mr.
Sanborn is an able lawyer, aii upright
gentleman, aud a popular citizen. The
appointment is a aroocl one. While it
was hoped that the president would se
lect a Democrat— Judee Mitchell, of our
supreme court— no criticism as to char
acter or fitness can be made as to Judge
Sanborn.— St. Cloud Times.
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THISTLE DOWN.
Politicians are trimming to prevent
beinc capsized.— Picayune.
It is hardly safe to pay back a counter
feiter in his own coin— Yonkers States
man ;]jpßfl
"That's a put-up job," said the mer
chant, as he saw the sheriff posting a
sale notice on his place.— Philadelphia
Record.
Enemies have their uses— they may
not do much for us; but they make us
do a great deal for ourselves.— Elmira
Grzette.
A man may be said to have a good ap
petite vvHen, after eating all that is be
fore him, he is not willing even to leave
the table.— Boston Transcript.
When you borrow money you borrow
trouble, but at the same time you some
times increase the trouble of the fellow
who lends it to you.— Somerville Jour
nal.
"It is the fact tiiat my income is so
small," said the young man when her
father ejected him, "that makes my
outgo so large and vigorous."—Wash
ington Star.
When Edwin Arnold goes to a hotel
register to book his name he always
puts on the prefatory "Sir." Well, why
not? What he wants is a (K)night's
lodging.— Lowell Courier.
•at^
WATTERSOX DROPS GROVER.
Convinced of the Latter's Una
vailability, He Declares for' a
Western Alan.
Louisville Courier-Jourual (Dem.)
The Courier-Journal has no likes or
dislikes in this matter. It has no pref
erence for one man, or set of men, over
another. It has always recognized Mr.
Cleveland as its chiet. It will continue
to do this whilst Mr. Cleveland carries
the flag of tariff 'reform with any show
of saving it from capture. But we can
not blind our eyes to the state of things
in the state of New York. As we have
repeatedly said, to nominate Mr. Cleve
land in the face of the organized oppo
sition of the regularly organized Democ
racy of New York would be to invite de
feat. It would be clearly suicidal, and
we may be sure that Mr. Cleveland
would no more permit it than we would
desire it.
The real question is this: With Mr..
Cleveland out of the way. and by force
of circumstances familiar to us all, cii
cumstances both in aud out of congress,
a great idea dissipated and a great im
pulse lost— with nobody left to hoist the
banner of the true belief even as Moses
lifted up the serpent in the wilderness—
what is to prevent the nomination of
Mr. Hill, and his subsequent defeat,
through divisions and apathy in our
own ranks and a straight-out revenue
reform ticket, which will surely take
the field aeainst him, carrying off thou
sands and tens of thousands of ardent
tariff reformers in New England, in
New York, and in all of the doubtful
states?
We take no stock in the abuse which
has been so copiously heaped upon Mr.
Hill. He is as good a Democrat as Mr.
Cleveland, and a better politician. He
served his party as faithfully in ISSB as
any mau could serve it. All that is said
to the contrary is pure invention and
calumny. We have not the least doubt
that if he were elected president he
would make a safe, sound and wise
Democratic president, just as he made a
safe, sound and wise Democratic «ov
ernor. The assaults upon his character
made by so many Democrats, echoing
the hatred he lias earued from the Re
publicans by Democratic victories, is
creditable neither to their love of justice
nor to their good sense.
Mr. Hill is a younsr man, and has the
world before him. He is an able man,
and with or without the presidency is
sure to make a career, and a great one.
But for the reasons given we - can not
think him the most available nominee
at this time; and. consequently. we must
reiterate what we have said "so often—
that, in our opinion, when we leave
Cleveland we are bound to leave New
York and come West for a candidate.
»
MUST COM ft WEST.
Will the National Democratic
Convention Drop the New York
Candidates?
New York World.
If, as now seems likely, the national
Democratic convention shall drop all
New York candidates, then, on a sound
tariff-reform : and honest-money plat
form, we believe that any of the follow
ing-hanml nine gentlemen can unite
the factions, carry New York and be
elected president of the United States;
Gov. Horace Boies, of lowa.
Gov. Kybert E. Paltison. of Peunsvl
vania.
Senator John M. Palmer, of Illinois.
Senator John G. Carlisle, of Ken
tucky.
Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller, of
Illinois.:
Senator Arthur P. Gorman, of Mary
land.
Gov. William £. Russell, of Massa
chusetts.
Gov. Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana.
Gov. Leon Abbett, of New Jersey.
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Italy's Popular Authors.
Italian literature receives an inter
' esting exhibition through a Milanese
publisher asking certain questions of a
hundred eminent Italian writers, the
first l>eing: "Whose books have made
the deepest impression on your mind?"
The replies graded the Italian authors
on this scale or. popularity, Manzoni, it
will be observed, not Dame, being first: ~
Manzoui.... ...1...137 Parini: ;... IS
! fieri .. De Atnicis .......17
Mnchiavelli Steppnui 17
Dante ...21 Aiiosio ..... 1(5
D'Azeglio.. .. ...... 4 .'6 Dnlbo !l!!l6
Pelico.... 2. > C'arducci .;..-..
Lcopardi — .23 G 01d0n ....;... 15
F05c010.... ','1 Petrarca .. 15
Galileo 21 Celiiui !"l4
Giusli 2C Tasso.. 14
Gi0berti;. ......... 18 Vi11ari.... ....... '.'.'.'. li
The next in the list, placed according
to the ; number of the votes they re
ceived, are Canti, De Sanctis. Monte,
Redi, Amari. Settembrini. Tomaseo.
Vannucci. Berchot, Boccaccio. * Butto,
Gross i, Guerrazzi. :■
PROPHETIC DREAMS,
Dr. Hammond on Shadowy
Realms Created by Half-
Awakened Dreams.
By Their Means the Stealthy
Approach of Disease Is
Foretold.
The Brain, He Thinks, Feels
the First Approach of a
Serious Melady.
A Few Curious Instances That
Have Come Under His Ob
servation.
Impressions made upon the senses are
frequently the starting points ol dreams,
but though all nations have, toagreater
or less extent, in all ages of the world,
believed in the prophetic nature of
dreams, we now know that the relation,
instead of being one of prophecy and
fulfillment, is simply that of cause and
effect, writes Dr. William A. Hammond
in the New York Herald. Very sliidit
impressions made upon the senses dur
ing sleep are exaggerated by the par
tially awakened brain.
The first evidence of approaching pa
ralysis may be a very minute degree of
numbness, so minute that the brain,
when awake and engaged with the busy
thoughts of active life, fails to appreci
ate it. During sleep, however, the
brain is quiescent, til! some exciting
cause sets it in uncontrollable action, and
dreaming results. Such a cause may
be the incipient numbness of a limb.
A dream of its being turned into stone,
or cut off, or violently struck is the con
sequence. The disease goes on develop
ing and soon makes its presence unmis
takable.
For several years past 1 have made
inquiries of patients and o'hers relative
to their dreams and have thus collected
a large amount ot material bearing up
on the subject. With reference totiie
point under consideration, the data in
my possession are exceedingly impor
tant and interesting. Among the
cases which have thus come under ray
observation of diseases being preceded
by morbid dreams are the following:
Dreamed He Was Cut In Two.
A gentleman, two days before an at
tack of hemipiegia, dreamed that he
was cut in two exactly down the mesial
line from the chin to the perineum. By
some means union of the divided sur
faces was obtained, but he could only
move to one side. On awakening a lit
tle numbness existed in the side which
he had dreamed was paralyzed. This
soon passed off and ceased to engage
his attention. The following night ne
had a somewhat similar dream, and the
uext day, toward evening, was seized
with the attack which rendered him
hemiplegic.
Another dreamed one night that a
man dressed in black and wearing a
black mask came to him and struck him
violently on the leg. He experienced
no pain. However, and the man con
tinued to baat him. In the morning he
felt nothing, with the exception of a
slight headache. Nothing unusual was
observed about the leg. and all went on
well until, on the fifth day, he had an
apoplectic attack, accompanied with
hemiplegia, including the leg which he
had in his dream imagined to have been
struck.
A lady acecl forty, who had been a
great sufferer from rheumatism for
many years, dreamed one afternoon
while sittinir in her chair in front of the
(ire, that a boy threw a stone at her,
which, striking her on the face,infficted
a very serious injury. The next clay
violent inflammation of t!ie tissues
around the facial nerve as it emerges
from the style-mastold foramen set lit
and paralysis ot the nerve folio wed, due
to effusion of the serum, thickening,
and consequent pressure.
A young lady dreamed that she was
seized l>y roboers and compelled to
swaljjow melted lead. In the morning
she felt as well as usual, but tUward the
middle of the day was attacked with
severe tonsilitis.
Pulled Hi* Hair Out.
A young man informed weathat a day
or before being attacked with acute
ineninziUs, he had dreamed that lie was
seized by banditti while' traveling in
Spain, and that they had taken his hair
out by the roots, causing him great
pain.
A lady of decided sood sense had an
epileptic seizure which was preceded
by « singular dream. She had gona to
bed feeling somewhat fatigued wiih the
labors of the day, which had consisted
in attending three or four receptions,
winding up with a dinner party. She
hud scarcely fallen asleep when she
dreamed that an old man clothed in
black approached her. holding an iron
crown of great weight in his hands. As
he came nearer she perceived that it
was her father, who had been dead sev
eral years, but whose features she dis
tinctly recollected. Holding the crown
at arm's length he said:
•\\ly daughter, during my lifetime 1
was forced to wear this crown. Death
relieved me of the burden, but now it
descends to you."
Sayine which he placed the crown, on
her head and disappeared gradually
from her sight. Immediately slip felt a
great weieht and an intense feeling of
constriction in her head. Tc> add toiler
distress she imagined chat tUe rim of
the crown was studded on the inside
with sharp points, which wounded her
forehead so that the blood streamed
down her face. She awoke with agita
tion, excited, but felt uotliiug uncom
fortable. Looking at the clock on the
mantelpiece she found that she had
been in bed exactly thirty-five minutes.
Stie returned to bed and soon fell asleep,
but was again awakened by a similar
drenm. On this occasion the apparition
reproached her for not being willing to
wear the crown. She haa been in bed
this last time over three hours before
awaking. Again she fell asleeu and
again at broad daylight she was awak
ened by a like dream.
An Inherited Dream.
She now got up. took a bath and pro
ceeded to Urcss herself with her maid's
assistance. Recalling the particulars
of her dream, she recollected that she
had heard her father say one day that
in His youth, while beinu: in England,
his native country, he had been subject
to epileptic convulsions, consequent on
a fall f'.oni a tree, aud that he had been
cured by having the 'operation of tre
phining performed by a distinguished
London surgeon.
Though by no means superstitious,
the dreams made a deep impression
upon her, and. her sister enteritis: the
room at the time, she proceeded to de
tail them to her. While thus encaged
she suddenly gave a loud scream, be
came unconscious and fell upon the
floor in a true epileptic convulsion. This
paroxysm was not a severe one. It wasr
followed in about a week by another,
and. strange to say, this was preceded
as the other by a. dream of her father
placing an iron crown ou her head and
of pain being thereby produced. Since
then severafmonths iiave elapsed, and
she has had no other attack, owing to
the influence of the bromide of potas
sium which she continues to take.
In the case of a gentleman formerly
under my treatment for epilepsy tlio
(its arc invariably preceded by dreams
of difficulties of the head, such as de
crpitation, hanging, perforation with
an auirur. etc.
A lady, previous to an attack of sci
atica, dreamed that she had causrht her
foot i» a spring trap aud that before she
could be freed it was necessary, to am
putate the member. The operation was
performed, but \as she was released a
large do* sprang at her and fastened
his teeth in Iter thigh., -. She streamed
aloud ana awoke in her! terror. Nothing
unusual was perceived about tlie leg,
but on getting up iv the tuonmie there
was slight pain alone the course of tlie
sciatic nerve, and this, before evening,
was developed into well markedsciatica.
Why They Are Prophetic.
It would be very easy to pursue tin
subject fuiui.v. but enough has b«#a
said to show that the to-caliert
"prophetic dreams." like all others,
have their origin either in impressions
made upon some one or more of the spe
cial senses or in recollections of pre
vious impressions. We are therefore
obliged to dismiss, as without any foun
dation in fact, the notion that
dreams have anything of the nature of
true prophecy about them. As to other
alleged extraordinary dreams, such n*
those indicating the occurrence of
events of which the person iias no
actual knowledge. 1 can only say that
without denying the possibility of such
occurrences, they have not yet been
shown t(> be real. As I have said before
in other relations, there is nothing im
possible outside the domain of mathe
matics, but there are a great many
things apparently possible which have
not yet been satisfactorily established,
and until proven it is well to hold our
acceptance of their reality in abeyance.
PIGS AS TRUFFL.fi HUNTERS.
They Have a Vigorous Appetite
for This Subterranean Morsel.
One of the most highly-prized of table
delicacies is the truffle— a sort of round
fungus resembling an oaK ball or nut
gall, which grows on the roots of oak
trees near the surface of the ground,
says Youth's Companion. In France,
where the best truffles are produced,
they are sold at retail for 12 a pound.
They cannot be cultivated, and are sup
posed to be produced, as oak- balls are,
by the st-ng or pricic of an insect.which
causes vegetable sugar to exude and
form a ball. Mr. Knowles. the I'nited
States consul at Bordeaux, I'rance.gives
an account in one of his reports of the
singular manner in which truffles are
obtained tor the marKet.
The best truffles are found in oak
forests, where tie soil is very sterile. In
appearance they are about as large as a
walnut, with a rough, brown, wnrty
surfv.ee, closely akin to the potato. The
tiufile being somewhat underneath the
wir-ace of the wound, U not easily
fcund by liiuuan beings.
It is known that the i«iir lias a vigor
ous appetite for this subterranean mor
sel. It is, in fact, a passion with the
race: so that, as the day dawns, the pig
is led to perform a duty which, thouzli
highly disappointing to him, is particu
larly lucrative to his masters.
As the scent of the fox leads hounds
to the trail, so the odor of tiuffles at
tracts th« porker to the cherished bed.
He sniir.-; about until he locates thu
truffle, when he begins to root up the
earth. Ilis master, aimed with a big
stick, watches him closely.
The pig uproots the truffle, but
scarcely has he seized it when down
upon his nose comes the stick in a sharp
blow. With a loud squeal he drops the
moist fanerus upon the ground, and be
fore he can pick it up again it is bagged
by the hunter.
The beast, nothing daunted, presses
on to another spot, where, hidden bPlow
the surface of the ground, are more of
tiie epicurean dainties. Here the per
formance is repeated.
After this has been done several
times, the animal, thoroughly disap
pointed, gives up in disgust and sub
mits to being led back to his pen; but
on the morrow, thanks to Ins short
memory and his epicurean enthusiasm,
the pig is ready to be led forth again,
and experiences once more the same joy
and pain, nope and disappointment, ex
pectation and defeat.
Recently dogs have been trained to
perform a similar service, but the pig is
still the most talented trufhe hunter.
The training to which dogs are subject
ed to suit I hem for t!;:» purpose is very
interesting.-
To be, r iii with, finely cut or sliced
tiuffles are mixed daily with their food,
until at last they develop a liking for
the delicacy. Afterward their owners
conceal in some portion of a field where
truffles are supposed to exist a little tin
dish of meat aiul truirlss, covering the
dish with a few handfuls of earth.
The dog is then brought out and urged
to hunt for the dish, goaded by an
empty stomach. When at last he finds
it he is caressed and rewarded. At last
he learns to hunt for the vegetable
itself.
J cere are poachersfor truffles as well
as for game. They hunt at nigiit, with
dog or pig, and are a great pest to the
lauded proprietors.
Truffles crow ill the United States.
bat for the most part the pigs a:v left
to root them up, undisturbed by human
tormentors and monopolists.
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The Floral Law of Color.
Waterbnry (Conn.) American.
A tlorist who declarer that a blue roses
is among the possibilities has had called
to his attention by a fellow florist a very
interesting law which appears to govern
the coloring of all flowers. The law is
simply this: ''The three colors, red,
blua and yellow, never all appear in tho
same species of Mowers: any two may
exist, but never tii« third. Thus wo
have the red and yellow roses, but no
blue; red and blue verbenas, but no
yellow; yellow and blue in the various
members of the viola family (as pansies,
tor instance), but no red: yellow and
red gladioli, but no blue, and so on."
He Took the Cake.
Philadelphia Times.
"I take no more things from a kitchen
without knowin' e:n," be^an Dubious
Dudley, as the gang were narrating
their experience*. "I once crep* over a
fence and right to the kitchen door.
There was a nice cake on the table. I
never seed anything In my whole life so
purty. 1 just grabs it and halt swai
lows it at one bite. It knocked mo that
flat, boys. 1 ain't myself, yet."
♦•What w;is it, bride oa!;e'.'"
"No; 1 iiserd afterward it was a cake
of soap."
Why Jim Fainted. ■
Judge.
Long-Term Jim (as a female form
enters and approaches a large dark ob
ject in the coiner of the room)— Hea
vens! she's going to pla (Faiuts.)
Short-Terra Dan (after reviving his
pal»— Sh! don't move. Lengthy. She's
only looktac at the corpse.
Lone-Teroj Jim (with a sign of re
lief)—Oh, it's a corpse, is it? 1 thought
it was a piano.
The Oldest Uaiik Note.
i-os and Queries.
Among the curiosities obtained by the
( British museum there is none so inter
esting asa Chinese bank noteof theMiiig
dynasty, about HtK No earlier exampla
is known to be extart. It is, however,
r comparatively modern specimen for
Chiua, although it wa-i not till :50'J years
after its issue LLiat bank notes were
used in Europe.
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Avoided th« Pudding.
JuJ?e.
Young Wife — Why, George, aren't
you going to eat your pudding?
Young Husband— ls this made from
Mrs. Tombstone's recipe;' BUnBB
Young Wife— Yes, dear George.
Young Husband— Then, my dear, I
cannot touch it. Mrs. Toostooe has al
ready buried four tuisbands.
Josjjinjj His Memory.
i . wk Review.
Miss De Peyster— l have b^en trying
to find outwhere your daughter got her
hew gown. Have you any idea?
; Col. Biiderwiek (grimly)- I ought to
know. • The wotiimi sue bought it from
has been around to my oflice every day
for a month.
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Scarce.
New' York Herald.
St. Peter— Did you belong to the
church.
■-. Applicant— No; I belonged to the
choir.
; St. Peter— All right; there is another
one inside somewhere.

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