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HER MISSION. (Dy Amy Randolph.) ND vou think I'd rwtlly better adver. tlaeV sold the Her. rieptlmt Htxun. "Hy nil means," suld Muj. Clark, put yourself in di rect eomniuttiaallon with the general t H If 1 I P Of Sting- town; that' the only kMilmii way.' Mr. Illion, a (all, pal, close-shaven young clergyman. Mt Hi hi Uothtc study, with u rase of roeebud before hit sheets of sermon paper, nnil n i k of new pen all placed ready (or iim MuJ. Clark, short and lout, with fringe of wlitt wbuker around htM lutilcund countenance, wan smoking a cigar on the doorstep. Mr. Hlxon disliked the odor of Ilnvanaa. ml Mil J. Clark despised the rosebud. Hut they ti both mll.lly tolerant of the nlher'a woakne. MnJ. Clark hail an Mm that it looked respectable to be n social terms with your clergyman, ami Mr. Hlxon, who had only recent ly accepted a rail to Siingtowti, da ponded a Rood deal on MnJ. Clark's thorough acquaintance with tht peo pie and the place. And, to apeak truth, th beautiful, rose-garlanded parsonage wns not al together without It thortiii. Mr. Hlion knew nothing about housekeeping, nnt the old woman, who hud always man aged the domestic helm for hU prede cessor, had Juat retired from business on a lunacy. And the topic whleh MnJ. Clark and hp were dUettssIng ut that especial moment wuit how to re place llotany Ann Suedecor. Ho. Mr. Hlxon took the major's ad vice and Inserted an advertisement In Hie HmiRtown Weekly Trumpet. The ii ujor gave It to the editor with the 1'ilUr which waa to guarantee Hi prompt Insertion. nd the Buagtown Weakly Trumpet 1m. I not decorated fh- tireakfaat table of the clllxene fm half an hour on 'he Wedneada) momlng of It lasue Alien Mr. Hlxon studying out the fifthly" of liU next week's sermon. startled by it tap at the door, and It. walked a lady A young lady nl rith-r a pretty la ly. with a flush iu her cheek ue red ,i . the Itov, Mr Hlxon' iwn rose buds, pretty brawn hair and dark blue veiled with long lssh Ah!" stiunmercd Mr Hlxon. rising inther awkwardly, "how .In you do. Mis Lennox? A line morning after the rain. Pray be settled pray favor iiir by occupying this chair'" For ho Inn sunn ll.irbar.i Lennox Heverul tlmuH, called on re at her fatli it'i snug little farmhouse, and put down her name In 111- list of people to l vlMltcd frequently. He liked Dur ham, and he did not tlil'.k that Ilur bara disliked him. There are some people with whom we feel that we ehould Ilka to be better acquainted. And pretty Itarbum waa one of these, clamed on tlir white pagoa of the min ister's nicmornndiiin book. 3o. of course, when she etime to the WILL YOI- MAtUtV MK?" a'uily that July uioruliia. looklBK (reeh and pretty In her pink mittlln tlrewa and K)imy hut. "h It wratth of lulhlea. he waa a degree or wi more awkward and clumsy than url. Ilut t ran't fifty." ll'itti. Uar liar, "I have eoHie to .u m bum !U"M. Mr. tiixon Ou buatHa MiM Harhari" 'm," ttoliei lUrbara I i-ign the tMper iliu motnuu Ota!" Ktld Mr HI ion : i he rot bin hair i- Itereil th- ,i.t ltl4eutli' miv . u'l n I mat : 1 "horn "' 1 n reiomm-ii i Mys. if Maid Hart, ii i Mr llixoii moved ti k hair, ib'TPtn i,erioul lllR ti' i.irlolHC .hell MMleep . Hi.- minhln III HI. r. ..u t if - Tp Hi I Ilarlur ' tii (.'I. Ii . t.i-re uae! I't'-niiia up U- reiueni h ' li perumi tud- n!.nr o!t a 'hind 'i ? II i i in th- M ' HU irM n I loll it, .ii. .ir I Mill i. I l.i J.. ' M Hi "' rubbed I. . .. K. 1 iwi - 'liiiiish to ' i i ii I hf. j tuft i .i' 'Uin ( th'1 Ali-'her yoil mill like that . ' ' a. irk " Aii aoiV thai l !" ' " 'he i hut I. 1 mill ,leii-i- in ' ' 1 ild Hard 1 1. 1 -.iK'-il) f' too Hunk Ii) ' li- I 'ii nii. I' 'i oii ar trv.n , 4 i ' Ju l.lou . .loked ihe 'l' a ' M)c Uugticd a merry . .inok asrt of laugh I, ri'.l at r-tlic -nnuh' 1 nuM !' mi thing l-wl. ' to frail ilelteate wuiii-ii who ha- u'cafully irtMla "'' " "lr for"'!) tlllao. ."' ' h 'ml 'In ft". I -f Un i iij litfafvAl. - no" -I th- K' iin mo "Yea of enre '. I llirnii 'bo' . doltia ''t '! t"'' 5 s - ' fox W , in! fltn' BIft A3 "EGGS. and m ,e pilxxied. puiiled "No, ' t there munt be a firm beRln iiIiik to 'TM-y thing," Mid llarbara, eliMrfully "The enmpeniatloii la not high," Mid Mr. Hlxon. wDnderltiR what the old ladlta ot (he pariah would any to aeettiR llarbara ltinox In hi kitchen. "Ah If I enred for that," wild liar barn. "My werk la light." ndiletl the clergy man, "and of coure you would have n ureal deal of time to youraelf." "Oh. but I wwii to be kept Uuy," pleaded Ilnrbnrn. "1-1 am afntld you are too young." wild Mr. Hlxon In doapcrntlon. "Ton younc!" "led llnrbura. "Wlini difference, tinea that makeT" l'eople might any RDMlpltig. Ill-nn. turwl thing." renauiied Mr. Hlxon, looking very hard at the tnpa of tliu tara of the (at, which had by thU time Jumped Into Mlaa LenuoxV lup. "And much a I ahonld nppraclnte your kind offer--" "If you wen t take mo," aald Har born, prltiRlitg to her feet with a red apot glowltiR on frfther elieek, "I'll go to Mr. Symington, the llnptlat mlnlto ter" "I don't think he naads one," aald Mr. Hlxon, alio rlalng utid looking par turbod. "NbmIi what?" "A mnldnorVBiit." oxplnlnwl Mr. Hlxon In the blunt way In which your UUIn loliolnr aometlmci blurU out hli fuela. "Hut," cried llarlrarn. with vory wldc'opun oyea, "who Ii talking about a mnldervant?" "Von." hhIiI Mr. Hlxon. "Aren't you?" "Indeed I'm not," aald Durham. "Didn't yoit alludo to my advertise ment for a arviiut'tnulil. whleh up-! pourd In HiIk morning' flnagtown Weekly Trumpet?" nakwl Mr. Hlxon, feeling im If the world were all turn lug upehle down, and he were lonlng hla hold on rreatlnu In general. "No." itald llarbara Lennox. "I al luded to an editorial In the an in pa per whleh called the attention of 111 public to the lark of worker In the field of dnmeailc mlaalnna." Mr. Hlxon heaved a dep itgli. "Dear, dear," aald he, "how very redlriilou. I mum have made inyaelf -" "What moat you have thouKht of m?" rroaa-iiueatloned llarbara, mitl ilanly percelvltiK the weak aide of her own iHialtlan. And, without waiting for hi reMine, he dmppwl tlio aa tonlahed oat and Hew out of the atudy. cm.iHlnR the old orehard. where the rherrle wore wlnktiiR their acurlet eyes throiiKh the leave, and at length IoiIiir lirlf In the wooda beyond. "I have nffuudiHl her." aald Mr. Hlx on to lilnisolf. "How clumay I muit havn been! I miiHt go after bar. at once!" He did ho, overtaking her juat whore u matin bridge Hpnuned the quiet brook below the wooiIh. "Ilurbara," ho plrudcd In piteous tone, "Mlaa lonnox I didn't mean to auy anything which could offend you!" "Oh!" cried Ilurbara, "I am not of fended. I am only vexed unit angry with myaelf!" "Horhara!" "Yea, Mr. Hlxon!" "You urn dutoriulued nut lo try the Ituutliin?" liar eyelngliM fell. "I am not worthy oven of tlmt, Mr. Hlxon." "Ijarbarar' "Wall. Mr. Hlxon?" "If you won't he my inlaalnn HuiulHy aehool tanaliar, will yon be my wlf?" "Mr. Hlxont" "W can at laat work tointher, llar bara, In our Mnaler'a vlneyuiil," mild (he young elargymuu aoltuunly. "And ever iliiso I have ban huru 1 have fait tlmt I lacked aonuithlnn to gut foroo urn! nergy lo my dully mlnlatm ttotia. I know now wVial It la o wife! Dear little llurlwra, will you marry ma?" "If -'f you. think I am good eiiouiUi." aald lUrlKtni, dtoupliiR her lieud ho that b could awrwly aoe th ahell HlMk glow of her rhoeka. flo they took the advertlaomtuit out ot fltu Hungtuwii Weekly TrumiMt, and ware married iiiltly and Mr. Saptlmuk Hlxon brought with her io tha preonage faithful old domwi- tie. who asked for no batter lot In life than to work for "Mlaa llarbara and kr btuband." And Uarlwra ha at length achieved the aveat Ion Ring of her life a ml alon! She I a pattern elersyiHati' 0 tr- n eHrnet worker, a faithful ml Monurv In the home flald. And Mr. i.'u.in haa rut the little adrtrtlaament . in of the village paHr, and praaervaa 1 im.mi hi daaraat mamaHtoa. I ilidu t advrrtlae for a wlf," aald i. inn i got on Hli, llarbafH?" -. w York Ledger. tla. far llerntr ItruHiiMar. lUngoi drummer rwantly saw a on ,o . in i i he train at North llwka ,..i .ml null through the car Juat a .i aclllllg Speed) He coolly a iM.'.il alter her. slid Juat before tit ti'il Imp graaned her firmly to his im,.iiU liiioii'.. tUtu atiuajM. but b only ilKhteited hla grip, saying "Mad am. 0u ahau t Jump off the car and wo; Miuraelf." When ahe got her broath h ahrleked. "You big tool. I was on ly going out on the platform to wave m handkerchief to my frlewda." A liarty of Itaagor yachtsmen aboartl tha train apptawilait the draw war far his heroOtti fMllr bslf an hour at IxtarraU tkaraafler SlH-lngaold ltmbllcan. i..o iintih. 1U on Have you seen Sitrwket lata Kgbert No. "He's a sight. Paca .ui mt arm In sllag. sHd walk lame." "Hoar dM he do II; oh his btoyolo?" "No: If be ,'ould have stayed on the bl.iile he d U been all rlgbl."-Yuiik-i. Mi.'U man HATTLED DOWN ON THB CITI ZENS OF TOPHKA. Hmatliril tlx Kklllalt tUiiTaged Tlilr lliil.in, Went Tlironali Hoof. Were Weighed ami Had a Marry Time Then tint riiolo raplmil. AfY nre the won derful inlea told about linllfltone. their alio, weight and power of de vastation, but acap tlcal HHiile Intra nlwaya looked on the writer aa fav ored dltclplaa of MunrhaiiMii or ar dent follower of Itak Walton. Topeku. Ran., Ima. how ever, eome to their reetie, and, with the aid of the camera, prove that annie of the atorltw told are not "pipe dreams." A hurketfull of halftone which fell In Topoku on June tl luat warn aub mlttml to the faithful camera, and the evidence cannot be giilnauld. Ho here are mi mo of the wild thing that hap poned that day. Plenty of men In To peku at tlmt time will make allldavlt to the alxc of the atutioa. Many ot the mlHlleH wore weighed, and any quail tlty of them could be found that re quired a pound weight to balance them. Many weighed a imutid and a quarter, while Home reached the enor nuiiig weight of a pound utid a half. The Hturm o.min rolling In from the went about the or lx o'clock. It win watched with aome appreheiiHlon by the timid, but no danger waa though to be thiimtonlug. Aa the atorm up proachud It waa noticed to bu pecul Inrly devoid of wind, the iiaunl uc rompHnlmuut of the western atorm of June ami July. A It uenrod the city a peculiar roaring aoutid whm heard People nought their homea, many eaek Iiik ahelier In their cellara. The atorm ml va need from the weat, atrlklng the ilty flrat In the vicinity of Waahuuru rnllege. The llrat daah or the halt waa amall. but It waa Immediately followed by the big rhiiuka of Ice. Not n build lug wit evrd In the eouree of the atorm. All the window In the wait and north aide of the college building were riddled. Itvery dwelling limife not pro Uctod Buffered in the annie manner Kaiieaa avenue, the main bualiieaj atreet III the city, ailffered severely, all THHHK the windows oil the iiatern side of the street being completely demolished. Skylights were the peculiar prey of thu torni, and sloree were Hooded with i he deluge of rain which fell UooM ooetnad to offer no protection, for th hull want right through In many places. The tile roof of the public li brary was badly Injured, and the slut roof of the new Santa I'e hospital was seriously damaged. While the damage to tho windows In tho city was enor mous and required the shipment from Kansas City the next morning of two carloads of gluim, the damage to the roofs was vastly mote, and many ot the roverlnus of the houses have been m nuiched with now shluglaa thut they look as though they hud a bad casa of smallpox. The hull atorm waa ohm of tho worst ever oxiiarlaured In the atnte ami the worst ever known In To lick. New York Herald. All Airy 1'nrtiiiir. WaahlngtoH lawyers have a peculiar predilection for running In pairs. Rauh of them saains to have a fid us Achat who follow the same prafaaeioiial line. Two ot tha bast known practitioners of the local bar ara affected this way toward each other .and nothing delight either of them ware than asUHtlshiuK or aurpajating the other. Not long ago they ware going down to the city ball together with the colonel remarked that be tali particularly good tHM-auae Jie bad Juat made M,om. hi com panion waa thunderstruck at the in formation and wheti ha recovered him self Inquired bow such a "fee" had been Mined. "It waan't a fee, Ullt," to- ttiriH4 the colonel. "You know that sitqare of ground I own out near the boundary? Well, this morning I raised the price on It 36 cents a square root." Washington Post. lloy Who KlieiU IIU bMn. A phyitclau rHirta a casa of a boy who has shed hla skin. Ou some isirts of the body It eatue oft lu larga putcliw. In others It seemml to beale off in frag meats. At all events he has gotten rid ot It and comes out with a brand new cuticle. No eattta la assigned for this curious state ot affairs. Rttcli abnormal eoudltlous occasionally occur, and must be set down merely m caprice of ua-tar. now nv. rED,onEE JLTEE MonE,TALE OF HYPNOTISM. Hlenrr of Tlilt Vr-i llucll.h ll.rWy , Had Tina Arabian lllnud, From the Ixindon Chronicle: Tha pctllgrce of (Inltcc More, the winner of thin yoar'a Itugllih derby, goea back to 1718, when the bey of Tunla aent right pure bliHidcd llarb ai a proaetit to Uiula XV of Kranre. The lineal of them waa Sthnm, a xymmctrltral bay atatllun. aome 4 ycara old, who carried the record of hi dlKtlngutfthcd daaectil In an emlirnldered Ihi hung around hU neck. Ho waa attended by a apci lal groom. Aglw the Moore, rnfortunato- ly for Rflhant. the king took no Intereat In him. and he waa 111 treated by the atirvnnta of the imlure. At length ho wan got rid of. and taetl into the pox aaaalnn of a carter, who by nintltiuou rruolty and hanl uaage brought the no ble animal to death' door. A human Itngllih Quaker, a Mr. Coke, reaciiod Helium and brought him to thla coun try, atlll attended by the faithful Mooro. r.ood food and kindly treatment eoou made a new horae of the llBrh. mid re torwl to lilin nearly hi pristine vlor and beauty. After patwlng Into the ptjwieatloii of Mr. William of hi. Jamea' coffee houte. Helmm waa bought by Krnncla lird Oodolphln. and thence. forth the horae waa known aa the (loil olphln Arnbian. The fierce light be tween Reliant and Hobgoblin for the poaaeyalon of Itoxnna Ix the aubjet't of a well known picture by itoaa llonhcur. The llrat aon of thla unexpected iiniou waa Uth. whom only l-'lyliiK t'hlldei could atiriiaa. Their aecond foal wu Cade, who fathered Matcham. Another colt by Scham wa Jtegnlua, the ma ternal grandalre of Hcllpac And ho the "woiidrou atraln wa handed down" to Pocahonto and llllnk lion- noy. to Itobert the Devil and llend Or, until In tho Derby winner we ce (Jaliea More, the beat descendant of that lovn timtcli uenrly two renturle ago. wh it brought the reat Arabian' blood in tt the ht reclng atock f IttiRhiiid. THU 8TBPMOTHBH. Vlceflmiicelliir ttr f Nw .Irrtejr ti llrr Clmuiiliii, The atepmother haa found a cham pion In the iieraou of Vice Chancellor dray of Nw Jrey, aya the New York Time. In a divorce caae which came before, him the wife waa charuad with extreme cruelty, the cruelty con atatlng of violent dlaplay of temper on never I occaalou where the huauaud took aldaa agaluat her In tllapuie aht hud with hi children by a former wife. I ult II MI.STHNP.S. The vice hunrellor refused to regard such mantteatatluns ot teiniier as erne), t. but dues intimate that It was bud1 taste mi the part of the man to select am h a termagant for his wife. He de- dine to grant the divorce and pre senta hla views of a huabaud'a duty lu vigorous fashion. "When a woman marries a man," he says, "ahe does not marry hla children. When n man mar- rlea he agrees that he will prefer his wife before he will consider his rlill - dren. This he undertake by the mere act of marriage, and even if they may be right and tho wife wrong, tho huu hand undertake that ho will stand by the wife and be her helpmeet and ad visor to maintain her In her position. A hr huslwnd he should not take sides with his children and condemn ner for hasty or lll-uilrlsed speech or action. He should supiwrt her as the m 1st res of her household, even If she may err and be unduly uergettc or even violent at times." If New Jersey ever has equal suffrage Vice Chancellor Cray ran count upon the solid eupport of second wives and stepmothers when be coins, up for ofllce. Can the Minimi, lio It Several students from Yale and Am- (Ml hastfA IfMS t bl 11 l. II.... a .1 nw at rvaae v ivi nast mm mr IIIIB lit filial II and A in tha employ of the tiLlmr land owners to patrol the line aftar patrol the Una aftar . train unA guard agalnat foreat Area. Tha part at the Una belweea Orlnd atone and Hotiltou la divided Into aa tlon of seven miles each, and the pa-; trot has 10 make two trips dally, twett-' ty-elght mile in all. except in rainy 1 weaiaer. wtieri u can lost in uis Ion aome camp Though more than a scare st the moat naruy woodsmen lu this action have undertaken tbe Job, nil liave been compelled In give It up, tar lug that no nan living can walk 18 intle a day and follow it up for a month.-Dally Kennebec Journal. Ton (loml In He True. "Yes.' said the new arrival. "I am xreally itrtrlsel. Indeed. I had expect ail to lltld things very different frym what thojf ire." "Why?" exelalmed several of tue girls lu rhurtii, "don't tlie hotel and Ita surrounding look as tjiey were pictured In the circular you received? I'hey do That's what surprises mo"- -Ctevslana LoacUt. inn WUMAN CHATS WHIUII A SCALPEL STRIPS FLESH. Mot a fllngU Narva Ulerd -After ll Ordtat Nha Itainanitiereil Nothing bat IUr Talk with tba Hargennt Wlilla at Th.lr Work. YPNOTIRM prom laei to become a prominent factor la modern surgery. Conatdorable hyp notic experiment ing bun boon going on of late.but many of the moat aucceae fill InvoHtlKntora of thla phaie of y- chologlcnl aclence have refrained from giving or neglect ed to clve the reaulu of their work to tho public, aaya the Rah Francisco Call. An apt llliiHtratlun of the adaptabil ity and harmleKiic of hyptiotlam In dclloatn and painful operation wns furnlahed it few daya ago 111 the caae of Mra. A. II. Clothier of Colllnavllle, Holano county, now realdlne ut Sllfi Webster atreot, In thla ally. An operation which I known among the mi rg leal fraternity a "trnohclorr uphy, waa performed on her about ten days ago under hypnotic Influence, hut "perlueorraphy" wui performed later, and owing; to aggravated condition from the prevloua operation waa n ac rlotia ordeal. Dr. M. K. Van Meter waa the operat lug Hurgeon. ntalated by Dr. Charlea Clark, who readily placed tho putlnnt undor tho Influence ot hypnotlam. The only other poraon preaent during tho operation were the aaalatant HiirgeonH and nuraea. At the llrat operation the lady waa hypnotized while lying on the couch, and walked at the bidding of the doc tor to the operating table, and after tho ordeal returned to Iter farmer mat lug place. At the lat operation Dr. Clark approached her aa alio lay ou tho operating table, and. placing a hand aero a her templea, which were covered with a handkerchief, autd loothtugly: "You aro going to alcep now ou thla lounge, and will feel much refroihed whon you awake." "Am I?" alio wild contentedly, and In ! a fow mluutcH, being told that every one had left the loom but hlmaolf, alio failed to hco or hour any ot those innv I lug about her. The Hurgeon bent over I her and touched her forehead, b'ut alio allowed no algtia of couaclouaiicaa, though aim wan uwure of all that Dr. Clark aald and did, converging with him and acquleaciiig In every Htato inent he muu ami oueyiug him aa a child would. In the meantime the operator had nr ranged hla luHtrumctita and begun hla ! work. A alight atream of blood fol lowed the glittering xcalpel. and aha atlll quietly dUcinuod the topic of tho day with her companion. Needle, aclaaora and knlve were bereft of their terror, and the falnteat hearted could but lone himself lu Intereat out! wonder aa the operation progrcaned. tivcry moment or ho the doctor aald to her "You rati feel neither touch nor pulti; roil aro renting perfectly." and alio re pouted hir utllrmutlon of oauh atnte tuent and lay aa quiet ami mntlnul as If In slumber, the muscles relaxed, the respiration regular and normal and the voice subdued At tlmos she complained of weariness and asked to rhang her position, but aiilwlded at a word. bellevltiK herself porfectly comfortable. She asked for water and drunk from an Imaginary glass with perfect satisfaction to her self. At laat the task was finished and the physicians prepared to lift tho patient ' from the tuble to her bed. Dr. Clark's Influence was again brought to hear, ' and she beenmu rigid us It frozen, so ' perfectly did she respond to the "hyp- , notlo suggestion." After being placed 0.-1 her bed she lay pasalve and relaxed while told he would aoou wnlte and would feel no pain or weariness. "Post hypnotic atiggesuotis, ns mey are culled, seem the most remurkuhlc of nil, for they control the subject after waking, leuvlug him free from the In llvepre of the operator. I After the lady hud been comfortably 1 placed the surgeons withdrew. Dr. Clurlt supped buck from the bedside to the middle of the room uud watched her closely without speaking. As though he had uttered hla com- ! nmm' uloml n0 Utt1uu ,0 count "One, two. thrae," sod on reaching "twake" she threw back the handkerchief front hsr face and opened her eyas. 8 he re- numbered nothing with the exception of her conversation with Dr. Clar.k and . at. ' th,r w" N-,l, of exhaustion r UUr h ,'0,H,te', of a amamng aeHawxiun. oui waa porauaueu by furtnar "uggtton" mat aue wa quit well IImt4 h( lnliniruHce. A little K-hool girl In tbe rural dis trict of ueorgia was told lo write a caoitmsltlitH on "Tern tie rauca." She I turned out the fallowing: "Temper aura It more batter than whisky. Whis ky Is tati cants u drink, and lots of It. My pa drinks whisky. He has been full 113 times. One night he eamo home hto and ma went out and out some hickories and walloped him good. Then she ducked his head in a tub of soap suds and locked him up In tho barn. And the next morning my pa aald he reckon he'd swear off. Hxehange. II Depend. $oxr- I have been told that all eloseAted people make money." Knoxey Of course Ihey do. It they get In a knockout before the police In- Urtr.M MtUburg New. WALKINO ON WATER. Amerlrau Inventor Slak .tlany I'lu to Do II, A Iloaton man named Cook propoies . to walk alt the way from IMttaburg to I Cincinnati by river route; not on the river bank, but actually on the wator. Ileexpectflto do It by mean ot peculiar ihoc Invented by himself. Mr. Cook I the latent of a largo number ot In ventor who have tried to aolvo tho IntercHtlng problem of walklne on water. Next to Hying It haa atway been tho moit attractive problem latt i to man to aolve. Tho record In tuo patent ofllce In Washington ahow this. One of tho mot recent patents In tho cla ot "aquatic" wn granted to llcnjamln C. Morrealc, of Now York city, far a water akate, with tin-like at tachment which awltiK out from tils' aide when the foot I moved hack ward. W. C. Roulc, of Ravatinah, N. Y., In another genius In thin line. lie pro pose to attach to each toot a curious sort of boat by tho aid of which ho do clarea that It 1 practical to "move over tho attrfaco of water a on ice, though not ao rapidly." A dozen different kind of bicycle that run on water In atcad ot on land havo been invented. One haa been Invented in this country by a Spaniard named Kernandcx. Tha wheel of till machine nto big hollow copper disks provided wun ntooor tire. Weights arc carried below to prevent capaltlng. Tho driving wheel Is provided with blades that catch the , water. In other respect the machine Is much like an ordinary bicycle. W. 11. Illcharilion, ot Mobile. Ala., is tho Inventor of n queer contrlvanco which he cilia a nwlmmlng machine. The op oiator I hold up by an inflated rubber bag, on which he Ilea; with his lianas he turn n wheel The wheel actuates n propeller, and thus he I supposed to progress through the water at a great rate of speed. An "aquatic gloira." which Is Intended lo bo worn In swim mine, la the Invention of II. Ashman, of Cincinnati. The fingers of tho glove nre connected by a WPb. like the toes of a dock. o aa to In effeet expand the hand when oppoaed to the water in making a atroke. Wolfe Adelmnn. ot Jersey City. Is the originator ot a swimming ahoe with a rubber sole that Nureml out when the foot alrlke tho wntor and oolhtNioa aa the foot is drawn toward the body. Why the n.lrkrn. Illrd, A professor at one of the universities Is tho subject of n queer anecdote. I.ant wlntor he was married and wont to housekeepltiK outside town. This spring lie tliouglll lie wouiu nun u u-w liens to his slock: he alimuly hud a dog. Ho sot n roiiple of Iiuiih and In good time hud two large broods of chtckctiB. He was very proud of them, but In a week or so his fowls began lo die. The professor culled In u neighbor to look at the chicken and offer advice. Thoy were certainly u dilapidated lot ot chicken that the neighbors viewed. They were thin and apparently without ambition. "What do you feed tnem7" asked the neighbor, after a brief stir vey. "Peed them?" responded tha professor, us though he didn't hear right. "Why, I don't feed them anything. I thought the old hens uau enough milk for lhem."-ChrUtlun al Work. A tbxtly Strike. I'he official of the 1indon Cubdriv- n' Tnidn Union Imvo hwued a state ment of accounts wnu roiorance to ine lute strike of privileged railway rub drlvers, In whleh It Is atuUtl that tho total coat of the dispute, which lualnd eight months, wits 120.000, f.19.000 ot which waa atibeciibed by the street cub drivers. Hrali WmiiM I'lmpriutf Urritrs, Sunilt llernhurdt, who hue alwuj hud a murhld dread of lire, Is attempi lug to have ail her stage dramea uu.l.i ol fire-proof material. MIXED PARAGRAPHS. A New York man says he and his wife never huvo disputes because tha flat on which thoy lire Is so small there Is no room for argument. What wns knowti as Maine's oldest kflhool-house. situated lu West (iurdl tier, was destroyed by fire the other night. It wus built 101 years ago. There nre two John I lays lu l.ou don. The other Is lord John Hay. one ot the admirals of the British navy, who la the son of the ICarl of Tweed dale. Ill some of the elllea of ItJurope tho east of putting out u fire is made u charge umn tha property of the person for whose benefit the Are department Is culled out. Out ot the IT0 Indian boys and girls . . . laUly at the Indian Indnetrial school at Carlisle, only W ara there now. The 1 oiuer -ise are 0111 ameiig tue rarmera of the state helping to harvest the era pa. A St. Louie eoutectlouer haa cottrert ed a bicycle Into an Ice cream freeser, and inotintlug hla wheel, which, of eourae. Is stationary, he easily freezes a aereH gallon can of Ice cream In iO mllllltaa. The Hoton Journal says that It is a very common trick In that "elty ut Hat dwellers" for hulltUra ot apartment houses to give leases at tory hlch rates, return a part ot the payment to tho lessee and then sell the property to ad vantage because ot the Income it ap pears to bring. The Indians do a large trade in but fain bones, whleh they collect on thi plains and dlsposo ot to sugar refin ers, whb And that these bones are su perior for their purpose. On the routo of the Canadian Pacific railway there ate plica of white bones to be ie-a Mtaltlng transportation.