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I met my love in the lumtncr;
The brccsi blew front the South,
Sweet with the breath of the clover;
I klsseJ her little mouth;
Out I told my pet full plainly,
At I gave her hand acqucezc;
"I've lots of lnvc for you, darling,
But not muiili brcail and cheese."
But then the shoTcJ her dimples,
Tho blue eyes teemed to thine;
ller hea 1 wis on my shoal Jcr,
Tbcltttla lips eoughtmtne;
She said, "I am not hungry,
And summer time Is here J
Who cares for bread and cbceie, love!
I want tho kisses, dear."
8aynot, "This world seems dark and drear,"
Hut strive yourself to light It;
Thoujh Isnaranco race, yet never fcir,
Tls manhood' woik In flzht Itl
Strive on, and rust will drop lis scales;
The earnest effort seldom fulls,
And purpo'o over doubt privilli,
Thus making life look brighter.
Docs villus meet with smatl reward!
That thuwUt Is worldly-minded;
For vlco acrtclf Is oft abhorrcl
Uy slaves whom she hat blinded;
Though now tho clou Is be dark and dense,
When w shall walk by faith, notaense,
Virtue will have true rccompjnsc,
The while the clouds cro r lighter.
Then call no', life a "vle of tcari,"
Our lives are whit we nuke them;
And we must weigh by "deeds, not years,"
It we woul 1 not mistake them.
Improve the years, and ll'e Is sweet:
Wc sow (food seed to reap pure wheat;
Good thought and dee Js make life complet
And make tho soul grow whiter.
VuRiit mid the Hitrtlt.
Professor Jenkins, nn emir cnt English
astronomer, Ins endeavored to sho k
very romtrkablo effect of tho planet
"Venus upon tho earth. Tho present
nstrononior-royal of England proved,
many years ago, that tho distributing
effect of this planet was really so great
that tho earth was materially pulled
from its orbit. According to Professor
Jenkins, it is to this action that nn ex
planation must bo looked for, in no.
counting for tho cold waves which have
occurred, ou an average, every eight
years duriug tho last half century, and
in this connection tho prediction Is ven
tured by Prof. J. that for tho nest forty
years tho tetnporaturo will btj bolow tho
average. Ho also states, as others have
boforohim, that a heat wavo has been
observed to pas? over tho earth every
twolvo years, nearly contemporary with
tho arrival of the planot Jupiter at its
'1'enipcrnturc of tlio Ocean.
Investigations recently made of ocean
temperatures show that tho waters of
tho North Pacific is, in its wholo mass,
colder then that ol tho North Atlantic,
and that the water ol tho South Pacific
is, down to 1,225 feet, somowhat warm
er than that of tho Atlantic, but below
that depth colder. Again, tho bottom
temperature.) arc generally lower In tho
Paoilio than in tho Atlantic, atthosatro
depths and in tho damo degrco of lati
tude; but nowhere in tho Pacific aro
found such low bottom temperatures as
in tho antarctic portion of tho South
.Atlantic, botweon thlrty-six and thirty
olght degrees south and lorty-olght and
thirty-three dogrces west longitude In
tho western part of tho Pacific, and tho
adjoining parts of tho East Indian Archt-
polago, tho tetnporaturo of tho water
roaches Its minimum at dopths botweon
.about 1,800 and 9,000 foot, romalning
tho samo iroin tuts depth to the bot
tom. Ureal Artificial Wafer Coure,
Tho construction of a marltlmo canal
along tho Saino, betwoon Havre and
TancorvilK is now engaging tho at
tention of trench engineers. This
groat artificial watorcourso will begin
at tho extremity or tho basins of Havro,
and will follow, without leaving, tho
right bank of tho Soine till it reaches a
-poln.t which is called th? Naw, or tho
Capo of Tanceivlllo. It i) to bo twenty-
flvo kilomotres long, twenty, five metres
broad at tho bottom, and three ni. fifty
draught of wator, this lattor boing
aomo titty contimetrcs greater than ox
ists in tho Seine betwoon Paris and
Rouen. Ono of tho deslrablo points Is
that from Harflour to Havro tho canal
can bo accessible to brigs, schooners
and coal-bearing steamers coming from
- iot n ri
junuu or aansoa, sunaoriand or
Nowcastlo this requiring that the
draught bo carried to four ra. fifty.
.Intuitu lion of Illcclrlu Light
At a tccont mooting ol tho Now York
Hoard of Firo Insuranco Underwriters,
tuo dinger arising from tho uso of
electric lights with' uninsulated con
ductors oamo up for discussion. Tho
matter had boon Investigated on no
count of an accident a short time ago
In n jowolry storo in Maiden Lano
when a man was on tho roof running
an oleotrio light wire across. It camo
In contact with tho tolephono wire, and
n flash passed down to tho telophouo
box, destroying It. Tho shook loosen
ed a considerable extent of plastor. City
.Electrician Snith said, that tho shock
muU. Ite thought, havo boon very
powerful, and had any ono been at tho
telephone, ho might huvo, been killed
or if the (limes had passed noar light
goods, there might havo been a con
flagratlon. Tho wires of tho olectrio
light ought to bo thoroughly Insulated
Superintendent Harrison, of tho New
York Hoard of Firo Insurance Under
writers, said that tho Board would ask
A new If.lurt ol' HcaleH.
A r rcnctimnn nas invented a now
systom ol scales that dispenses with
soparato and dotanhable weights. The
weighing is done instantaneously by
means of mental slides moving on
t raduptod beams that pertain to tho ai
aratus. Tho mechanism Is simply
combination ol articulated lovers
with a double s calc-bcam. Tho object
whoso weight is desired is placed ou tho
scale-pan, nnd tho doublo boani rises at
tho extremity opposlto tho zoros. Then
movo tho larger slide along tho beam
until tho latter nssumos n horizontal
position, nnd If tho Index falls botween
wo divisions, movo tho slido back to
tho nearest division, nnd uso tho slide
on tho small beam to balanco tho scales.
Fho sum of tho readings of tho two
scales elves tho weight soucht. A
proporly graduated rulo placed between
the boams may bo mido to glvo instant
ly tho prlco of any glvon weight of tho
substance sold. Of courso a now scalo
must bo put In ovory tlmo tho prlco of
tho nrticlo Is changed. Tho rules may
bo made in sots for use in weighing
different kinds of good), sueh ns fruits,
candios and groceries.
.'m pet cut I '.n , Incci-M In
Tho Engineering News, speaking of
tho demand forcompetont engineers In
Mexico says, "Energetic men who will
go there to stay, to dovelop tho country
nnd toko adv.tntngn of tho great
demand that must soon sat in fot just
such sorvlccs as they havo to offer. Tho
investment of American capital thcro
already is enormous, nnd tho railways
projected do not yet amount to what
the slnglo State of Indiana possesses,
Tho country Is barren of almost every
thing in tho way of intelligent and cap
able men, while Its productive rosourcos
aro enormous. This "railway ago"
that has sot in on Mxtco will last, and
thcro is room for thousands of our cap
nblp men to dovelop there if theychoso
to go. Iho days of revolutions and
brigandago in Mexico aro numbered,
nnd talk ot unnoxstion or forolblo cap
turo oy Americans is utter nonsonso.
Tho 'llvo Yankees' from Hoston and
vicinity that aro running things so lively
thoro now aro filter monoy, and thoy
will not tolerato jeopardizing in their
investments by either Mexican or
Amorican politicians."
Professor Barff, ol London, has dis
covered how to treat iron vossols so as
to render them wholly safo from a ten
dency to rust, so that boilers, if tho Iron
of which they aro mado had beon thus
treated, would bo safo agaiust tho cor
rosion causjd by tho water, and cook
ing vcssols would no longer need eithor
to be mado of copper or furnished with
a tin lining, whilo spades and rails and
iron keels nnd platos, nnd tho locomo
tives on our linos, and all tho countless
iron Instruments of our modern life
would be safo against tho most dostruc
tivo of all tho agencies which wasto
them nwny. Tho process is to coat tho
iron with tho magnetic or black oxjdo
of Iron, which Is not only incapablo of
rust, but harder than tho iron itsolf, and
and which adheres to iron with a tenac
ity groatcr than that with which tho va
rious strata of tho iron adhero together.
Professor Barff subjects tho iron to u-
porHeated stoam at a tomperaturo of
from 500 to 1,200 Fahronhoit, nnd it tho
exposuro is continued from five to sovon
hours this coating is lalrly formed, and
If tho latter tomperaturo is socurod it
will adhero so closely that not even a
lllo will scrapo it off. Professor Barff
left iron vessels thus treated out on the
lawn for six woeks during tho lato rainy
weather, and when brought In thov
wero as bright as boloro their exposuro
Tho coating does not affect tho surface,
excopt by turning it black.
Furuiln)'M i:UctroJlicmicnIItc
' xearvneM.
Popular Science Monthly.
Tho majority of Faraday's own rc-
soarcnes wero connooteu, directly or
indirectly, with questions regard' g tho
naturo of electricity, and his i', 6st im
portant and most ronownod dtscovorics
lay in this field. Tho facts which he
has found aro universally known. Nev
ertheless, tho fundamental ooncoptlons
by which Faraday has been led to these
much-admired discoveries havo not bcou
received with much consideration. His
principal aim was to oxpross, in his now
conceptions, only facts, with tho loast
possiblo uso of hypothecal substances
and forces. This was roally a progress
In goncral scientific method, destined
to purify soionco from tho last remnants
of metaphysics. Now that tho mathe
matical Interpretation of Faraday's con
coptlons regarding tho nature of oleo
trio and magnetio forco has been given
by Clerk Maxtvoll, wo seo how groat n
degree of exactness and precision was
really hidden behind his words, which
to his contemporaries appeared so vague
or objeuro; and it is astonishing in tho
highest dogreo to seo what a largo nura
ber of general theories, tho methodical
deduction of which requires the highest
powers or mathematical analysis, ho
has found, by a kind ol Intuition, with
tho security of instinot. without tho
help of a single mathematical lormula.
Iho electrical researches of Faraday
although embracing n groat number of
appatontly minute nnd disconnected
questions, all of which ho has trontot
with tho samo careful attention and
conscientiousness, aro roally always
aiming at two fundamental probloms
of natural philosophy: tho ono moro
regarding tho naturo ofphysioal forces,
or of forces working nt n distance; tho
other, in tho samo way, regarding
obomioal forcos, or thoso which aot
from molooulo to moloculo, and tho re
lation botweon thoso nnd tho first.
Tho groat fundamental problem
which Faraday oallod up anew for dis
cussion was tho oxlstenco of forces
working directly at a distanoo without
any intervening modium.
"My Lord," said tho foroman of an
Irish Jury, when giving In tho verdict,
"wo find tho man who stole tho maro
not guilty."
Ninety Years or Wedded Life,
In Montreal, in January, 1789, Mich-
aol Uannuo and Mollsta Ganlor wero
married. Ho was 17, alio was 14. In
1801 thoy romoved to Scottsburg, now
Scottsvlllo. Thero thoy lived togothor
for 78 yoars. Oa tho 0th of December,
1879, Mrs. Gtnnuo diod, at tho ago ol
lOH years, after a mnrrl'jd llfo of 89 yoars.
Her husband Is still living. 108 yoars old.
Ho is sound montally. With tho excep
tion ot being ncrlpplo from a fill ho had
1G yoars ago, his physical condition is
excellent. Ho becamo blind in h!s 90th
year. Ho was blind six yoars, when his
sight gradually rotnrnod. Whon his
wlfo was dying ho stood by her bodsldc.
When sho could no longer speak to him,
ho bectimo so affeelcd that his oycslght
failed him ngain. On tho day of her
burial ho was oscorlod to hor coffin to
tako his last look at his vcnorablo con
sort. Ho could not seo her faco. Ho
oxclalmcd blttorlyi "It Is hard, after liv
ing nearly ninety years with her, that
sho must bo takon away without my bo
ing nblo to soo her againl" Ho had
nevor beon known to woop before
Mr. Gannuo Is a basket-maker. Ho
has not worked at his trado slnco ho bo
camo a crlpplo. Ho is nn invctorato us
er of tobacco, butnovtr drinks lntoxica
ting liquor. His wlfo boro him sixteen
children. Eight throo sons and flvo
daughters- nro still living. Thero arc
living, bosldos thlrty-oight grandohll
dron, twonty-thrco great-grnndchlldrcn,
thirteen great greatgrandchildren,
eight Kroat-crcat-gniat grandchildren,
and Qvo groat-grcat-grcat-grcat-grand
chlldron. A few months ego Mr. Gan
nun's oycslght was again ronowed.
Tho Sew York "Style."
Jf. r. Corr. riillidcltfi a I'rcil.
i no mouo ol wearing tlio lialr ns
adopted by tho ladies In Now York Is
becoming moro nnd moro peculiar.
Most fashions chango gradually. Un
less that woro thocaso no fashion would
bo followed, for otcosslvo suddenness
would rondsr patont Its absurdity. In
looking through a series of fashion
plates commencing somo fllty years ago,
whon tho rngo for phrenology had
brought high forhoads into voguo, the
hair was brushed back from tho brow
so as to show it to its fullest extent. It
gavo woman a mascullno, staring ex
pression, still tho passing luterostln
phronology sustained it. Then phrnon
ology waned and women began to dress
thoir hair reasonably, allowiug it to
shado tho brow, as it should do. Hut
of lato thoy havo boen wo ring it lower
and lower, until now many ladies abso
lutely hido their forohoads cntiroly. It
is not ntall unusual tomcot well-dressed
women whoso hair, natural or false,
comes down to their oyobrows; others
drawing It forward in such profusion as
to glvo them an appearanco actually
grotosquo. Tho majority of tho Now
York women, who mako any protense
to fashion, look as If tho had no brows,
thesa bolng Invisible on account of this
InguUr nrrangomont of hair; neither
aro thoy content to dopond upon na
turo. Thoy dscora'.c or rithor, thoy
don't decorate themselves with front-
pieces of divers patterns, nnd often ill-
matohed in color, nnd, so aided, look
about as ill ns thoy well can. If thoy
know oxaotly how thoy looked in the
oyos of good tasto, thoy would, wo are
suro, altortho dressiug of thoir hair,
Hiding thoir foreheads gives them an
insiped, not to say imbecile, expression
They might, with hair and oyobrowe
mingling, bo mistaken for bleached
Fiji Islanders,, and oandor compels us
to say that tho intelligence of some of
their faces docs not nocd tonlnp
A Screamer.
It was not unil somo months later
that Mr. M'Glnnls, In n diffusive mo
ment, explained tho cause of tho appar
ancesot hlmsolf and wlfo which had so
puzzled and astonished his neighbors
Green Islands, liko most others parts
of Wisconsin, is plagued with mosqltoes
of a largo and peculiarly vindictlvo kind.
On tho night in question tho mosquito
not at M'Glnnlos' got out of ordor nnd
the mosquitoes swarmed in troons
Mrs. M'Ginnis, maddened by their at-
tracks got up and going to tho shelf up
on which stood a bottlo of camphor,
inbbedhor faco and arras with the fluid
and then performed tho samo kind of
ficer for her husband, who lay snugly
aslpop. In tho morning upon waking,
sno was norriueu to nnd a biaok man
lyiug by tho sido of hor. Jumping up
sho seized a club and attacked him. M'
Glnnls, on waklnp, was equally aston
Ishad at finding hlmsollf assaulted by
an athletlo negro woman armed with a
club, and n furious fight ensued. Mrs
M Glnnls was a powarful woman, and
it was not until both combatants wero
oxhaustod and terribly wounded that
a pauso ensued and the i-ombatcnts
recognizod oaoh other. An invosti
gallon was thon mado, and it appears
that Mrs. M'Glnnls had mistaken in tlio
dark, an ink-bottle for that which con
tnlnedtho spirits of camphor. Hence
the matamorphosis ami its terrlblo
Nut Iho Man,
"It. Hunting ton took tho skeleton o
Honry Clay to Washington and plaood
it in tho Smithsonian Instltuto Monday,
April 25th, tho day tho Farragut statuo
was unvaried. Tho oilicorsot the institu
tion wero greatly pleased at tho present.
Tho skoloton now stands by tho sldo of
that of tho immortal Lexington. Early
last wlntor Mr. Huntington suggestod
to Hon. Erastus Corning and Honry O.
Jowetttho propriety ot having tho
bouos of Honry Clay resurrooted, nnd
they commissioned htm toundortako tho
work, Prolcssor Honry A. Ward, ol
Ueehcstor, and his n,8slstnnt, Profoseor
Lucas, wero consulted, and at 'first thoy
entortnlnod gravo douts about tho bones
having roMstod docay, burlod ns they
wero noarly fourteen years ago, in
muck soil. Thoy feared that, oven if
found Intact, they would not stand tho
cleaning nnd drilling necessary to bo
dono in mounting thorn . Novortholoss
it woe deoidod to mako tho experiment.
Tho largo bones woro discovered to bo
like flint, nnd tho smaller bonos had
tho toxturo of whalobono. tho Joints
wero sound and froo fromimperlcctlons;
but a closo examination showod that
ono of tho ribs had been broken and re
united." It may not bo noccssary, never theirs
wo do it, to add that the abpvu relets
not to Honry Clay, tho statcsmon, but
to Henry Clay, tho onco wondorful
horso. Thoso 'sporting editor) assume
that all hands undorstand them, nnd
that names indioata only hones. They
aro a quoor lot!
Old Companions.
Xuhtlllc Term, American.
It in said that tho groatcst dlfferenco
between man nnd bruto is shown by tho
lovo and friendship existing In tho hu
man family, which is nover seen In tho
lower orders of tho animal creation.
Tut it sometimes occurs thnt at com
munity of feeling is exhibited In ns
marked n dogreo by tho bruto as can bo
found among human beings. Mr Phil
lips, a well known citizen, living on
tho Franklin piko six miles from tho
city, owned an old blind horso. A flock
of genso occupied tho pasture jointly
wltli him. An old gander seeing tlio
difficulty tho horse had to go around,
.nttuehed himself to tho horso, leaving
his fellows for tho purpose All day
long tho gander could bo seen going
in front of tho horso giving signs of his
prcsonco by n constant cackle, the
horso following tho sound.
Tho gander carried iho horso to tho
host pasturo and to water. A perfect
understanding was had botween thom,
und thoy seemed to know what onch
wantod. At night tho gander accom
panied tho horso to tho stall, sat under
tho trough, and tho horso would oc
casionally bite off a mouthlul of corn
nnd drop It on tho ground for his
feathered friend, and thus they would
sharo each other's moals. Finally, on
on ono Sunday, tho old horso died. Tho
gander seemed utterly lost, wandered
about disconsolately, looking every
where for his old comrade, refusing all
food, and at tho end ot the week he,
too, died, although his llfo was but just
begun, for a gooso will livo forty or
fllty years. This is n truo story, nnd
can bo verified by numbers of persons
who often saw Iho strango parties
marching around, nnd displays tho
wonderful affection which sometimos
springs'up among tho lower orders.
A Test it Scholarship.
Tho lato Mr. Flolds possessed a ro-
markable momory. His knowlcdtro of
English literature was so cloar and
n vail nblo that ho was often called upon
to sottlo disputed questions of author
ship. Sovoral years ago a gentleman,
thinking to puzzlo Mr. Fields and mako
sport for a company at dinner, informed
them, prior to Mr. Field's arrival, that
ho had himself that morning writton
somo poetry and intended to submit it
to Mr. Fiold's as Southoy's, and inquire
in which of his poems tho lines occurred.
A tho proper moment, therofore,
after tho guests wero soatcd, ho began:
"Friend Fiolds, I havo been a good
deal exercised of lato trying to find in
Southoy's pcems his well known lines
running thus can you toll us about
what time he wroto them?"
"I do not romombcr to have met with
them before," roplied Mr. Fiolds, "nnd
thoro wero but two porlodsin Southey's
llfo whon such lines could possibly havo
been written by him."
"Whonworo thosoP" gleefully asked
tho witty questioner.
"Somowhero," said Mr. Flolds,
"about that early period of his existence
when ho was having tho measles and
cutting his first teeth; or near tho closo
of his life, when his brain had softened
nnd ho had fallen into idiocy. Tho
versification bolongs to tho measles pe,
riod, but tho expression cvklcnHy betrays
tho idiotic ono."
Tho funny quostionor smilod faintly,
but the company roared.
He was about four yoars old, but ho
was n hopeful youth. "Papa, havoyou
dono anything down town that you think
I ought to whip you for If I wero as big
as you aror"
"No, Mr. Editor," said ho, "I don't
objoct to your politlos, and you haven't
slandered me, but you'ro always pub
llshlng dosorbtlons of now stylos of
bonnets, and I want to know it that's
tho sort of roadlngmattorforawlfoand
six grown-up daughters?"
Llttlo Isa, three years old, In her
futhor's absonco at buslnoss, happened
to let n china pinto fall. Her mother
was vory sorry for tho acoidont, as it
broko hor set. At night sho told her
husband about it, and ho said: Why,
Isn, how did you do sueh a careless
tiling?" "This way, papa," said she
quick as a flash taking another plate.
from tho toa-tablo and dropping it to
tho floor.
A 'JNogro family in Ualvoston aro
ovorlastinlgy quarroliug and disturbing
tho neighbors. A gcntloman living
closo by met tho wlfo and said to hort
You aro always kloklng up n row. Why
is thoro no harmony in your house?
"Dat's joss what I was tolling do lazy.
wuflless nlggnh. Dur ain't no harmony
in do houso, and no meat, and do uaoon'
oat up, and meal barr'l is empty. Ho
is do only thing la do houso wut's full
all do time,"
Bad I.ek of tlio Great Vlrtnit In nmcTotent
Intltuttoni-AFlln Female SafT.rlnRi.
For tho third timo sinco tho sottlo
mcntof Philadelphia, n woman has been
placod on trial for murder. Tlio case
was thnt of L'zzlo Aarons, 'nn unmnr
rled woman of 19, charged with tho
willful murder of hor newly-born child,
nnd it ended in her ncquittnl being or
dered by Judgo Allison Inst Friday, tft.or
a most scathing rcbuko ol tho systems
ot organized charity which had proved
of no avail to aid tho woman In her ex
tremity, j '
Thopoor woman had becomo intlmalo
with ti variety performer, named Aar
ons, under' promise of marrlago, nnd
wascsortcd in that oily lu November
last, penniless nnd noarlng maternity.
Lizz'o Flick, n woman dependent on tho
town for n living, but still residing with
her part nts, took her to her own homo
nnd kopther thoro until hor paronta ob
jected to tho .expense. 'After ta night
on tno , street tho poor woman foil in
with Ida MoMinn, who, though burden
ed with n paramour, took hor in, shared
,a slnglo room with her, nnd furnished
hor with food and needed undci clothing.
After thrco days spent by tho two In
making clothes for tbo expected stran
ger, for which tho McMinn womnn fur
nished tho cotton, they set out In search
of tho charity of which tho woman was
so sorely In i.ecd. First thoy went to
tho Lying-in hospital, whero thoy to
eelved this answer: "If you will-bring
your marnago ccrtlflcato and pay ?5 a
week, wo will tako you in," Sho could
as easy do ono ns tho other, nnd thoy
turned toward the Homcopathlo hospit
al. A pert young physician promptly
advised tho poor girl that tho alms-homo
was tho place sho should havo sought.
Tho guardians of tho poor woro next ap
plied to, and warned by provlous expe
riences, sho said that sho was married.
Sho was at onco rcfored to a magistrnto
to mako affidavit charging her husband
with desertion. Sho would not glvo his
name, wns refused admission to tho
almshouse and again returned to tho
charity of tho McMinn girl. Next to tho
Toland Homo mission thoy mado appli
cation, where she was promised a ticket
to New York for SI, that she might ap
ply directly to her seducer. Sho had
not tho dollar, nnd noxt tried tho Young
Woman's Christian association. Her
evident condition barred tho doors to
hor thcro, and sho was sent to an intel
ligence office. All this had taken seven
days' timo, nnd when sho rcturnod again
to tho poor room that sho had shared
with Ida MoMinn, sho was shut out from
that by tho paramour of her bonofac
tross, who would notlethcrontcr. Two
days later a dead infant was lound in
tho area of a cheap lodging houso, to
which sho had got admlttanco for the
night by pawning tho last ring thnt she
had. Search was mado, and the girl was
found unconscious. "I thought it was
dead," sho muttered, "and I did not
know what to do with it," sho said, and
was taken to tho nlmshouso, whence she
wont to jail six weeks later, under un In
dictment for murder. Tho medical ov
Idenco was in effect that the llfo of tho
child when born was weak, nnd tho dis
trict nttoruoy sa'.d ho would ask tho jury
to acquit.
Judgo Allison thon called tho two wo
men, whoso charity had beon tho pris
oner s nolo resource, to como forward.
Ho directed thom to bo coated near tho
bar, and then charged tho jury ns fol
lows: "I colncldo with tho districtnttor
noy as to tho seriousness of tho offenso
oharged and tho difficulty of proving it.
l wish, howover, to say (and hero tears
filled Jndgo Allison's eyes) from this
bench that tbo behavior oftheso two
girls deserves tho greatest commendn
tion. Many women dressed in purplo
and flno linen would havo passed tho
poor crcaturo by. It romainod for these;
struggling in poverty nnd shnmo, to lend
a holplng hand. This poor girl, in ut
tor loneliness, woak and oxhaustod,
wandering from ono oharity to another,
and douled admittance to all, finally
sought refugo in a lodging houso whero
she had not means to pay for that lodg
ing, nnd thcro, in cold nnd squallor, she
gavo birth to a child. This illustrates
tho absurdity of tho rules govornlng tho
so called oharltics which give nil to those
hnving natural protectors, and deny
thoir benoflts to thoso less fortunate il
moro culpablo." Roltorating his opln
Ion that tho commonwealth had failed
to make outfits enso, a verdict of acquit
tal was directed which tho jury promptly
roturned. Thero wero few dry eyes j'n
court as tho judgo conoludcd, nnd aftor
adjournment ho sent tho woman a hand
somo contribution, which was sunnlo
mcnted with monoy from other sources
Tho caso has beon the talk of tho town,
and tho managers of tho institutions
thus brought Into court aro nnxlously
asking a suspension of judgment.
How the Australian Savages Marry.
The Academy.
Mr. Howltt's account of tho Kurnai!
peoplo just north of Bass's 'Straits, Infff
troduced us to a now sot of marriag
customs. Hero tho rulo is olonementJ
Tho lad and girl mako lovo to ono an
othor without tho knowlodgo oi hoi
parents, and run nway togothor. Tho
brido's family, furious, go in quest of
hor; nnd if caught nnd brought baok
sho will bo sovoroly punlshod, her moth
or and brother will beat hor, and hor
father oven spear hor through the legs.
As for tho husband, whenever ho returns
ho has to fight his malo relatives. Tho
pair may havo to olopo two or throo
times, with now pursuit and fighting,
till at last hor family grow tirod of ob-
joctjng, and tho mother will say, "Oh I
It's all right; bottor lot him havo hor."
Tho wondorful thing is that this Is not
exceptional, but tho regular marrlago
rito of tho tribo. Tho mger 1? not roal,
and whon tho peoplo nro oharged with
boing cruol they nnswor that it is not
intended as cruolty, but simply to fol
low an ancestral custom. Tho conse
quent ol this Knrnnl custom is a
chango toward civilized idoas of mar
rlago; it Is no longer a shifting union
botweon ono group or tribo nnd another.
but a roal pairing by tnutual choico of
man nnd wlfo, and, to somo extent,
malo descont comos in wl!h it.
Tho Kurnai clopomont mairiago
shows another, interesting foaturo.
Though Uls.pdhdondd to at, last bytho
wlfo's famliy?'tho man is novor( allowed
to look at, speak to, or live in the samo
camp with his wlfo's mother. This 'is
tho best fact yot produced In favor of
tho explanation of tho custom of avoid
ing parents-in-law, as moaning that tho
act of taking thoir daughter, though
practically allowed, cannot bo openly
agreed to by their ncknowledging him.
So deoply rooted is this custom in Aus
tralia thnt It rotolns Its hold on nnilvcs
under missionary tinfluenco. 'A Bra
brolung, who is a member o! tho Church
of England, ros. ohe'day.talklng to mo,
His wlfo's' mofhor was passing at somo
Iittlo distance nnd I called to her.. Suf
fering at tho tlmo from cold I could'not
mako her hoar, and said to tho Barbro-
lung, 'Call Mary, I want to spenk to
her.' Ho took no notico whatcvor, but
looked vacantly on tbo ground. I spoko
to him ngnln sharply, but still without
h!s responding. I thon said, What do
you moan by taking no notico of mo?'
Ho thereupon called out to his wlfo's
brother, who was at a little dlstanco,
'Toll Mary Mr. Howltt wants her,' nnd,
turning to mo, continued reproachfully,
'louknow very well I could not do
that you know I cannot speak to that
old woman.' "
Groccry-Storo Talk.
StcubcaTllle Herald.
Tho articles In a grocery storo got
mad tho other morning and had a llttlo
talk over politics, religion, etc, in a
most spirited mannor.
"I'm no sucker," said tho mackorol.
"You nro a mighty snaloy sort ol
party though," said tho sugar, and I'vo
got sand enough to tell you so to your
'I'll run counter to that," remarked
a plcco of woodwork lengthwiso of tho
Lay tho question on tho shelf," said
another portion.
"Lot us havo peas," crlod out tho
"Bah I you must bo green,'1 said tho
Look at mo and got a little stiffening
to brnco you." I
"Lard help us," walled tho butter.
"Shell out and lot'sget from bonenth
this yolk," cackled' tho eggs.
"Hit him with a London club," said
a bottlo on tho top shelf.
"Nono of your sauco. Walt till you
catsup with tho times, ' firod up tho
pepper In hot tompor.
'Shut up or I'll sour on tho wholo lot
of you," snapped tho vinegar.
"Taffy, taffy," whisporod tho molas
ses. "Let's got Into tho thick of it."
"Lot's call It a draw," simpered tho
"Wo aro too ptrong,". howled tho
"How havo tho mltoy fallen?" roplied
tho knifo as it slung tho checso on to
tho door,
"Aw, yon shut up," answered tho
checso, as It closed tho 'blade and
chuckod it out df : sight behind a barrel.
'.'Lot's soap for better things," said
"How can wo in tho presence of a
He?" said tho soda.
"Well, If I'm a lyo you nro a alkali,"
camo tho answer.
"I rlso to a point of order," sung out
tho yeast. . 4
"Salt him down," squoaied out a
ham, "lor I'm about smpkodout." .
"You can all bo bought,'! said tho
CftU(,y.V w '$ M "v.
"Ah, ypu"kw6ot thing," cdmo back
tho responso, 'what aro you giving us?"
"Well, I'll bo darned,", ripped out
tho cofieo saok, "If this mustn't stop."
"That's oil right," gargled Ihekoro
scno. "Blast you all," roared tho powdor;
"I can match that,", fumed tho sul
phur. "Jm shot," shrieked tho load over
in tho corner.
O "I'm cut," groaned tho meat, "and
will have to bo mustorcd out of ser
vice." 'JJ'm killed," chorused tho oyster,
tholobstcr, tho codfish, tho mackorol,
thopork, tho beef and In tho midst of
iyjtbo grocery kcoper walked In and
eorythlng was hushed and trado wont
(In as usual.
Itl Out-Door Exercise
for Women.
From tho New York Weekly Tribune.
Sufpo years since tho wlfo of a woal-
Athy Tenncsseo banker, aftor trying a
variety of remedies for dvsnonsia and
other allmonts, consultod a phvsloian
noted for plain common sensonnd small
doses of physio. Ha told hor if sho
woOld split tho wood for tho family It
would ouro hor. Wood-hdusos aro un
known in Tennessee, or woro at that
tlmo, and of courso tho wood-splitting
must bo dono In tho opon nlr. Tho lady
proourod an ax sultod to hor hand, ana
applied hersolf to tho task, beginning
with u fow stioks each May, and increas
ing tho number1 as sho grow, stronger,
Gradually her allmonts all disappeared
and hor health becamo exuberant.
When wo Know nor twonty-nvo yoars
ago, with a houso full of servants, and
praotloally unlimited woalth at com
mand, sho still did all tho wood-spllt-tlng
for tho lamily, and bid fair to
double tho half century sho had nlroady
attained. Doubtloss tho taking hor
oxoroiso in tho opon alt had qulto
as much to do with' her recovery as tho
moro muscular labor had.
Thero is nothing moro tiresome, noth
ing moro wearing, than tho routiuo of
indoor work that many womon fool
thomsolvos compelled to follow year
after year. Thoy walk from tho pantry
to tho work-tablo, to tho stove, to tho
sink; they go down tho collar and up
stairs, and pass from tho dinning-room
to tho kitchen nnd back ngain, and thus
their days go by. Tho spring comes
and goes, but thoy do not tako tlmo to
breathe in its beauty and its fragrance;
summer comes and goes, but loaves no
rich memories In their hearts of its
splendor; tho leaves tako on all thoir
gorgeous hues of tho rainbow and fall,
but thoy havo no tlmo for even a brlof
autumnal intoxication; nnd tho dollcato
though stern boauty of winter Is qulto
wasted on thom. Such womon ncod of
all things sqmqtbjng that ,twUl,Jbrco
thom out of doors, jihat llT compel
ihom to opon thoir lungg, vtholr
oyos, thoir souls' to tho'' fresh llfo
and inspiration of dwelling undor tho
roofllcss sky. Having oyos thoy soo not,
hying,cafsthoy hoar not, neither do
thoy undorstand whnt troasuros of
boaiity," of harmony, of wisdom, tho
trees, tho flowers, tho birds, tho winds,
tho sunshlno would mako thom nbsoluto
owners of, if, thoy would but consent to
sit In naturo's lap nnd listen to her
multitudinous voices.
This sitting nocd not bo Idlo. Out-of-door
industry may bo quite as profita
ble monoywlso a3 Indoor industry.
Thoro is moro profit In small fruits than
In embroideries. Thoro is moro monoy
In bco-kcoplng than In knitting nnd
sowing. Ono can do needle-work In tho
wlntor whon compollod to stay In doors.
Flower culture In tho vicinity of cities
nnd villages pays well. Many womon
aro expert gardenors and rcalizo hand
somely from tho salo of vegetables.
Tho hard spading and heavy work thoy
hiro dono and tho llghtor work do thom
solvos. Weeding, pruning, budding,
hnrvosting fruit can bo as well dono by
womon as by mon nnd boys. Thoso
women who do this kind of work year
after year aro Ireo from a thousand ills
nnd-worries that besot thoir sisters
whoso lives pass wholly within doors.
"Ob, my," said llttlo shavoy-head as
ho poppod into bed for tho first tlmo af
ter his hair was mowed off, "how it
tickles tho pillow."
"Mamma," said a llttlo girl, "do mon
want to get married as much as women
do?" "Nonsonso! What nro von
talking nbout?" "Why, mamma, tho
ladies who como horo aro always talk
ing about getting married; tho men
A bright llttlo girl of flvV summers
askod a lady visitor il sho know their
housokeopor was dead. On being an
swered in tho affirmative tho child, af
ter a brief pauso, said: "Sho is bottor
off in hoaven. I don't thluk sho will
havo any moro fits."
Mllllnury itom "Ma," oxolaimod tho
boy, gazing down into tho baok yard,
whero tho lady noxt door was talking to
his sister, "como and look at tho bon
fire." Sho camo and looked, and thon
.exclaimed : ' 'My son, that isn' t a bon
fire; that's a spring bonnet."
Toachor "iT your father should givo
you tea cents a week for ten woeks,
how much monoy would you havo at the
ond of that time?" Boy "I shouldn't
have nothing. If marm didn't borrow
it, I'd or spont it all for a pistol and a
box o' caps and quarter, o' a pound of
- A little boy, who is in tho habit of
saying tils prayers boloro going to bed,
tbo other night asked his mother:
"Mamma, how long will It bo boforo
I'm big enough to quit saying my
prayers? Yoineyer say yours, do
you?1' And tho mother said: "Llttlo
bdys shbuldn't!ask;j3btmany questions.
Go to Bleep, my child."
Pointing to the lettorX, What's that?
askod a village schoolmaster of a lad
whoso father seemed to havo been bom
boforo tho ago of school boards and
compulsory attondanoes. "Daddy's
nauio." "No; It Is not. sir. it's X."
No, sir; it ain't," said tho boy; "'tis
daddy's name; l'v seen him wrlto it
often." At anothor school, In reprov
ing a youth for tho oxoroiso of his fist,
a schoolmaster said. "My lad, wo fight
with our heads hero." Tho youth re
flected for a momont, nnd ropllod that
butting was not consldorod fair nt his
last school.
Noar Beading, Pa., is a youngster
whoso parents tell this story of hlmt
One day in a spirit of misohlol, ho took
a hoo and hood up tho bod In which his
father had rooontly planted somo radish
seed. Shoitly aftor tho exploit and
about tho tlmo his parent was oxpeoted
homo his courogo failed him, and ap
prohensivo of a sovoro punishment he
went to his mother and conjjssod his
transgression. Sho mlnglod rforoaohes
with consolatlo&rfcitj haTan to
whimper: "I w", mother, I wish I
wish" "Well, my tyy," sho said af
feotlonatoly, "what do you wish?" "I
wish," ho continued, bursting into toars,
"I wish I was Charlio Ross."
Tho flrlnoess Plorro Bonoparto did
not seo hor husband lifter tho marriage
of their son Roland with Mile. Blanc,
but left him to enter a oonvent ot Los
Dames Trlnltnlrcs.
James Russell Lowoll is 02, and aa
bright ns a man of 05.
Quoen Marghorlta Is ono of tho most
skillful sowing womon In Italy,
Prlncoss Btophonlo is to havo a dow
ery of $-150,000,

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