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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY,' NOYi.MIi! R 20 iinr,.
11 MUCH VALU INJUCcG LON J LI.-.. Somo Speculation:! f.om tlio Ktatlstlcs of French Contonurtans. In Franco a census of centenarians has just been taken, and the tabulation shows two hundred and thirteen per sons in that country who arc over one hundred years of age. Of this number, says the New York World, only sixty six are men, or less than one-third. An amusing comment on this has been go ing the rounds in Paria to the effect that the reason for this surprising com parative longevity of women is their proncness t;j talle and posuip at every conceivable opportunity. Constant chat tyring, it, is said, leads to the active circulation of the blood, and thus re news the tissues of the body daily and renders the frame partijiilarly strong. In all seriou3n233, howjver, have sev eral French physicists taken up-this matter, and they have como to the con clusion that the reason so many more women have attained a greater length of life than men li bejauso they have passed through lc:ss turmoil antl trou ble, and have had a mora calm and less impassioned exLteiuo. One aso in point is that of an old lady who died re cently in the Haute (Jaronnc, having lived one hundred and fifty years. She is supposed to have been' the oldest woman of modern timc3, and all her life was spent peacefully in a hamlet in this district. The closing decade of her life she was fed on goat's milk and cheese. In the last few years of her existence her body became attenuated to an extraordinary degree and her skin came to resemble parchment. The French centenarians are, as a rule, of the lowest class of society and extremely poor. MARRY THEIR JUNIORS. A Number of Roano: Why Somo Women Do So. A late conversation between a num ber of women chanced to fall upon the common occurrence of women marry ing their juniors, says the New York Times. It was remarked that these marriages were almost invariably hap py ones. One of the group ventured the opinion that the reason for this lay in the wisdom gained with years by the wife, and in the knowledge thus at tained as to how to manage her hus band. Another thought that a man always wanted his wife to "mother" him, and was best satisfied when she did, while she was naturally satisfied by his satisfaction. A third was sure that to take care of others was a wom an's true vocation, and the secret desire of her heart, and that this calling was most entirely entered upon when the selfishness of extreme youth was past, and when the husband was yoxinger than herself. Whatever the cause, the fact remains that of all these matches, which do seem to bo made in heaven, almost all make a little heaven here be low. One of the talkers contributed her quota to the stories of remarkable dif ferences in years between man and wife. A one-time bishop of Maryland, she said, married a woman who had : been one of hia mother's bri Jo-?:tki; : find who had made his own c'u::;'enh" rope. Ho was so devitecllv ill:1..', o I her that when she died ";n o;:t;vir old age he mourned her mounry. wit'i no thought of filling her place, all the rest of his life. . IN A NIGHT. The SuddennesH of a Tota', o Kll ;ht In IroliTil. The famine that decinat-d Ireland fifty years ago wa.t caused hy 'c.h'A;f.ú ing of the potato rs-t!) n 1''i r,'?-M'. food of the peasantry. LliTif. l't- ATALE f TWO NATIONS. orally walked in davkm1 .ong'i .Tie ! ..1 .1 . . .ilesa uesiroyiM at no m.i:v. rsays Frances Power CoMw in h " I happened to b: ablj ! i r? v.iH ci.'icly the day, almo.it the lw.r. t!'c blight fell on the potato"'t:nd 'm ?e 1 tho great calamity. A party of u:i wern driving to a seven o'.lock d'n.nr. A a wo passed a remarkably fin j il;:l.l of potatoes in blossom the sent came through the open windows of the car riage and wc remrked to each other how splendid was the crop. Three or four ho-iM la! or. nj wc re turned, in the dark-, a droadful odor came from tho same field nnd we ex claimed: 'Somct'iing lias happened to those potatoes! They do not' s::ie'l at all as they did when we passed them on the way out!" Next morning there was a wail from one end of Ireland ti the other. liver-; field was bl 10k and every roo' rjn hnd nnilt for human f iad. And there were nearly eight raillixi people depending principally upon those potatoes for ex-htencc. Reasonins Tower of ro'im. A robin's nest and a kingbird's nest were situated in a.'.joining trees, each containing young bird). When the kingbirds saw the robin bringing a worm to feed its young they wo;;ld at tack it and make it give up the food in tended for the young robins. After being robbed a few times the roVin ap peared with a worm, accompanied by two other robins, and when the king bird made hisappearance tho twocxtra robins pitched in and gave him a sound thrashing, while the one with the worm fed its young and seemjd to bo laugh ing all the while. The game was played until the kingbird gave it up, and now the robin feeds its young with out help. A Blunt Man. An intensely reserved man, Ibsen is not at all fond of talking of himself or of his works. At a dinner some time ago the wife of a well-known artist, being seated beside hiin, insisted on conducting tho conversation to that end and finally maintained at length that his "Iledda Oabler" was an im possible woman. ' "But, madam," he answered, "I draw her from tho life." "Yes, IlerrDoktor, but I am a woman. I should know. I say again that it is Impossible that such a woman should exist." This wai tío much for Horr Doktor; like a flash ho turned on her. 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