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I vrlll be still to-day and rest , I will be still oiid let life drift ; 1 am so tired that it is best Neither mr hands nor eyes to lift I am so tired it is no use , My will cannot my need obey ; O Care , I aslc a few hours' truce , 1 pray thee let me rest to-day. And so , slant up in restful gloom , Ilet my hands drop listlessly ; , , TVlthin my dim and silent room I would not move , or hear , or see , Oblivion dropped on me her balm , I fell on slumber deep and sweet , And when I woke was strong and calm , And full of rest from head to feet So , toiler in life's weary ways , " Pity thyself , for thou must tire : Both body , mind and heart have days They can not answer their desire. Birds in all seasons do not sing , Flowers have their time to bloom and fall ; There is not any living thing Can answer to a ceaseless call. Sometimes , tired head , seek slumber deep ; Tired hands , no burden try to lift ; Tired heart , thy watch let others keep , Pity thyself and let life drift. - A few hours rest perchance may brlnjr Relief from weariness and pain ; And thou from listless langours spring , And gladly lift thy work again. NOAH'S AKK ff 'After much tribulation , Noah and his sons succeeded' in completing the ark to their satisfaction , and , having -floated it , they brought it next the shore , adjusted the gang-plank and fixed the time for all the chosen ani mals to appear for embarkation. On the morning of the appointed day Noah took his station at the head of the gang way with his long list ready for check ing , while his three sons prepared to usher the animals to their proper quar- ters. ters."Now "Now , this proposed voyage of Noah's had excited much talk among the neighbors , and consequently many idle and curious people came down to see the departure. Among them was a worthless , ribald fellow , Eli by name , a frequenter of inns and sinful places , who made himself conspicuous as he sat _ on a stump and endeavored to chaff the diligent Noah. "Thinkit's going to rain , hey , Noah ? " he shouted , glancing around at the "lowering sky. "Certainly ! " replied the great weath er profit , briskly beginning work. "Two lions , tally ! " "Much ? " queried his interrogator. "Biggest rains yet. Two bears , tally ! but I warned you long since. Don't bother me now at the last minnit , I'm busy. Two Guinea pigs , tally ! Stop crowding so , you beasts. There's lots of time , " and the good man mo tioned the pressing animals back with his slyle. "Want any help ? " ventured Eli. 'No-pe ? " Two tigers-tally ! " "Til ship cheap. " < 'Lemme 'lone ; I'm busy. Two pan thers , tally ! " "Taking any passengers ? " "No ! " thundered the exasperated seer , but mastering himself , continued in milder tones : "Two antelopes , tally ! " "Better try and make a little that way. You're going too much on live freight. " "Two sheep , tally ! Can't you keep still ? " implored the prophet. "I'd like to work my passage , per- sisted the obnoxious man. "I won't take one fool , Two goats , tally ! " "O , we'd make a pair , " so that's no excuse. " "Two hogs , tally ! " cried Noah , ig noring the wicked man. "Urn. I don't think it's going to arain much anyhow , " the worthless fel low hazarded , glancing around at the sky."I "I hope you'll find it is , " replied the checker vindictively. "Two eleph ! " "Ah , there ! Look out , Noah ! " sud denly yelled the discordant Eli. "Those elephants are smuggling goods on jou. " "Where ? " cried" the startled Noah , scrutinizing the animals for contra bands. * iln their trunks , " replied the trifler , and all the wicked people lining the shore set up a shout at the disconcert ed weather prophet. .For a time the embarkation went for ward without disturbance. Eli slowly ate a huge slice of watermelon , and silently contemplated the proceedings while the people discussed the sight. Having finished the melon , EH threw the rind to a cow , wiped his mouth on the back of his hand , and shouted : "Look out , Noah , there go two female doves in on you ! " . "Stop ! you doves , " cried Noah , hur riedly erasing the tally mark. "Now don't you try that game on me , and he shook his style indignantly. "But , father , the bird insists he's a male , cried Japhet , who was versed in the language of fowls , and who had rushed up on seeing the commotion. "Don't you believe her , " vociferated Eli. "She's fooling you. I guess I &now a she bird when I see her. " ' "Um ! " faltered Noah , beginning to perspire in his quandary , "this is seri ous and must be settled at once , or we shall ultimately be in difficulty. ' * "Yi ! " balled the exultant Eli ; "can't you tell a male from a female bird ? Sho ! I don't believe you know whether it's going to rain or not. " "How am I to know anything ? " groaned the perplexed Noah. "I'm only good on weather probabilities. Help me out there , Eli , will you , that's a good fellow , and I will remember and see if I can't find a place for you when the cargo's all aboard. " "Well , " drawled the mollified Eli , * 'in that case I don't mind telling you I the secret. It's a very old method , though , and so simple that I'm sur prised that such a weather sage as yourself never discovered or heard of one. " j "What is it ? " asked the anxious Uoah. "We'll have to pay closer at tention to these birds , or there will eurely be trouble. " "Well , now , " cheerfully replied Eli , "pull its ears , and if he squeaks it's a be , and if she squeaks it's a she. " And while the idle people hoarsely laughed the discomfited patriach angrily shook his fist at'the low man. And while Noah and his sons were debating how this difficulty should be ' " settled'the attention of Eli"was caught by the lamentations of four kittens , piteously meowing to accompany the departing parents. The mother softly bewailed the ultimatum Of Noah , which peremptorily declared that only two of a kind should embark. Eli , who had been eyeing the line while Noah was trying to escape from his predicament , now quickly slid down from the stump on which he had been sitting and ap proaching the disconsolate family made signs that he would assist them. A pair of opossums were sympathizingly gazing upon the meowing group , and going up to them Eli made signs that the kittens should be admitted into the pouch of the female and be smuggled aboard. The kittens had hardly been placed in concealment when the .long procession of animals began m ring once more. Noah and his sons having concluded that all questions relating to the sex of birds should be referred to the eagle , and that arbitrator having perched upon tlie gunwale , the em barkation proceeded. "Twig the canines , Noah. " yellei Eh. "Those dogs are full of fleas ; bet ter pitch them overboard than save such a lot of vermin. " "Great Scott ! and I was only to take two of a kind ! Why didn't somebody tell me about those infernal ileas before it was too late. Now the whole human race will be pestered by liens and I will have to bear the blame. I wish I was dead.1' Then , choking with choler , he returned to his labor. "Two monkeys , tally ! " "Hi ! " howled Eli , that ain't fair ; you're making a family of it. " Noah , in a paroxysm , threw his style at the head of his tormentor and shout ed : "Ham ! Ham ! Come here , quick ! You are the biggest of your brothers , Go over there and thrash that knave , Eli. Do anything to him ; only get rid of him. " "Father , " replied Ham. "I dare do anything reasonable , but remember Eli is the bad man of his tribe. He'd only enjoy sousing me in the river. But if you desire it I'll argue with him from the deck. " ' "Argue nothing , Ham , " moaned Noah. "I can do the arguing for the family. Take your brothers there and drive him away. Pummel him soundly. Go , Ham. " "Nay , " answered the son ; "the wicked triumph ever in a fight which the righteous know little ulxmt He would drown us all before the flood and our work would come to naught Reason with him , my sire. " "Eeason be blowed , " groaned Noah ; "this is not a time to reason. " In desperation , Noah called his other sons , and a consultation was held. The wicked peopie lining the shore , tiriu" of the embarkation , now began to seek amusement by throwing stones nong the animals and creating con fusion by teasing and starting lights among the larger and fiercer beast = . A wanton man standing near a pair cf buffalo , who were quietly moving for ward , proceeding a pair of hippo potami , suddenly jabbed a stick into the haunch of the nearest buffalo , and , turning quickljgazed unconcernedlv down the river. The buffalo wheeled briskly on receiving the thrust , but no one appeared to belhe offender but the tusk-bearing hippopotamus in the rear. Hardly had the buffalo faced to the front when the jab was repeated. This time the animal bounced about in a rage and glared at the stolid hippopota mus , who tranquilly gazed back. The buffalo , swallowing his ire once more , faced to the front , only to be severly jabbed again. This was too much ; the incensed animal let both heels drive straight into the face of the tranquil hippopotamus. That animal emitted one terrific bellow and drove right in to the enemy. The charge of the huge beast bowled over the whole line of animals. Pell mell they all went , hustled , crammed and jammed against the ark , up the gang-plank and over the deck of the vessel. The terrified animals , endeavoring to escape the aw ful crush , carried Ham and Japhet headlong over the opposite side of the ark. Noah and Shem were lost amid the confused mass of struggling beasts. The battered form of each was finally seen endeavoring to climb upon the gunwale. Having straddled this posi- sion , Noah called to Japhet , had crawl ed up the bank , to reform the broken line. Ham seized the dangling leg of his ancestor , and , pulling himself into the ark , he began expostulating : "Father , it is useless to go on in this fashion. That last move of the wick ed has driven almost all the animals abroad. Why cannot we cut adrift and sail ? We have a goodly number abroad safe and sound , whereas if we proceed we may lose what we have , and our labors will have been for naught Again , if " "Oh , Noah , yon haven't any mules. What'll you do your ploughing with ? " shouted Eli. "That's a fact , " said Noah , and he plumped down on the deck in despair. "Why didn't that double-skulled Shem " think of it ! Say"Eli , won't you hunt up a pair and bring them down here right away that's a good fellow. " "Ha , ha ! " and Eli laughed till he fell off the stump backward. "Mules oh. Noah , what you don't know about natural histo'ry would fill that dizzy old ark iteslf. Mules ! Oh , .hold me 01 I'll die. " The patriarch stared for a moment , and then his face grew scarlet. He reached for his gun , drew his hand back , extended it again toward the weapon , and then with a hurculean effort turned his back to the shouting mob on the shore , saying , sotlo voce , "I'm mighty glad Eli is going to be drowned ! " "Hi , Noah ! " shouted EH from his stump , "ready for another batch for your old menagerie. Hurry up , more emigrants a-coming. " "You , Eli , you you vagabond , get down off that stump and clear out , or I'll have an officer come and remove you. " "Ya ! you'll have an officer here soon enough , " bawled Eli , tauntingly. "I hearo all your creditors had put their bills in Joshua's hands for collection , and he'll be here before you know it ind seize yorr : ugly old craft. Rightly. .00. for trying to bamboozle all these gnorant animals and gull them off on a traveling show. " "Father , let us be gone , " again Dleudod Ham. "See , tire wicked have Uirrcd the remaining animals to rage ind some are tampering with the gang- olank. " The brothers echoed Ham's prayer. Noah glanced uneasily up the ralley-path , where a man was seen rap- dly approaching. "Well , be it as you my , " he answered , gloomily. "Cast jver the gang-plank. " When the deserted animals on shore , ; he mastodon , unicorn and others Jestined to perish from the face of the jarth. saw these signs of departure , the roaring , snorting , bellowing and howl- ng were tremendous , and it was fully jchoed from the inside of the ark as ihe crowded animals began to feel the aovel motion of their refuge. The dis solute people shouted and hooted with ? reat clamor , but Noah and his sons , though very pule and much excited , strove zealously to put a gulf between shemselves and the wicked. "Over she goes , boys ! " cried Noah , seizing the tiller , while his crew of sons labored at the gang-plank. As the ark swung clear of the shore , Noah wiped his despondent brow and muttered : "Blank the Hood , anyhow ; I'll stay be hind next time and drown. " San Francisco Examiner. The Stuff Brought Them. Colonel Phil. Janrey , the drummer For a great whisky house , has just re turned from a trip to northern Arkan- saw. When asked concerning his ex perience and success , he said : "Noth ing worthy of the name of adventure occurred until the other day. I was driving along a mountain road , secure in the belief that all was well , and doubtless would have remained in that condition had not a violent rain storm come up. 1 was not very well aqtiaint- ed with the country and was foolish enough to drive down into a stream. Almost instantly my horses were swept off their feet They were washed around and lodged against a clump of willow trees , where we found just enough brace to keep the entire affair from sinking. I began to shout for help. I shouted until I was hoarse , and then , drawing up my legs , I waited for my wagon and team to be swept away to destruction. The water grew swifter and I saw that to get out of the wagon would be certain death. Finally my loud cries , I was delighted to see , attracted the notice of a number of men. " 'Halloa'said one fellow , 'what's the matter out there ? ' "I have been washed against these bushes and am likely to be drowned , for God's sake , come out and held me. ' ' "We can't come out there. The water will wash us away. ' " 'Yes , but don't you see that I am about to drown ? ' " 'I see all that , but life is worth more than money. We can't help you. ' " 'Haven't you got a boat ? ' " 'Yes , but it mijrht turn over. ' " 'For God's sake , men , save me. ' " 'Would like to do it , but the chances are against you. ' " Til pay you for it. ' " 4Pay don't amount to nothin' . ' " Til do anything for you if you'll come out and save us. ' " 'sorry , but we can't risk our lives that way. ' " 'But I tell you that I'll pay you for V " 'That's all right , but you kain't pay a man for losin' his life" ' ' 'Suppose I'd tell you that I've got a wagon load of Bibles , what then ? ' " 'Wouldn't make any difference. ' " 'Say , fellows , as there seems to be no chance , I'll tell you something. This is a piohibition country , Isn't it ? ' " 'That's what it is. ' " 'Well , now let me tell you one thing : I am a drummer for a large whisky house and my wagon is loaded with samples. ' " -What ? ' "I repeated the remark. " 'No joke ? ' " 'No joke. ' " 'Well , we don't want to risk our lives for money and all that sort o' stuff , but if you've got whisky we're with rou , ' and , sir they , swam out and saved my wagon and team. They could not sndure the idea of such a loss of whis- ty. " Arlansaio Traveler. The Best Swimmer at Long Branch. An hour after she had been driven iway in her carriage I went to bathe. Sporting in the water was a young girl , she picture of health and maidenly hap piness. Her face and arms were brown is a berry , and she sported in the break ers like a mermaid. She could swim a , oetter stroke than any of the young jien surrounding her. Her graceful antics in the water attracted the atten tion not only of the bathers but of ev ery looker-on from the splendid bath houses of the Hollywood cottages. She 3onld dive and turn a somersault in the water as gracefully as a swan and her plain but neatly fitting "bathing suit ad ded charm to her movements , without retarding them. She must have been in the water a half hour or more the very picture of a water nymph. I nev- sr saw a female swimmer who could match her either in agility or graceful ness. Every one was inquiring her name , and just as she walked out of the water , a perfect picture of symme try and becoming modesty , some one said : "Why , that is Jennie Kenney , of Philadelphia. She is the most noted swimmer along the coast. " This was apparent from what I had seen. I believe this young lady is the daughter of Mr. H. F. Kenney , the superintendent of the Philadelphia , Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. But be that as it may , she carries off the palm among all the female bathers of this place. As I saw her emerge from her bath-house a half hour after she left the water , dressed in a neatly fitting suit , I could not help but think how much richer she was than the old lady with her twelvo millions. The one young , healthy and attractive , with her life all before her ; the other old and alone , with a life spent and burden some millions to give away to those who will appreciate the giver only as a reminiscence. Philadelphia Times. CUSTOMS AT A HANGING. Tho Forms Observed "When the Takes a Man's Life at the Tombs. A great many customs surround a hanging in New York. They have been modified by law , which allows only the sheriffs , a sheriff's jury , the judges of the higher courts , the district attorney , the doctors , and the hang man to bo present. Formerly the coroner could bring a party of his friends as jurors , and the sheriff gavo out cards of invitation as he would to a ball. That has been stopped , and Sheriff Grant keeps the number of spectators down to the lowest legal number. The reporters acted as both sheriffs and coroner's jury at Chacon's hanging. It is customary for the sheriff to present the man to be hanged , when he is poor , with a black suit to bo hanged in. The care of the city for his burial goes no further than to see he gets to potter's field. It is the duty of the sheriff to bo per sonally present at a hanging. One sheriff dodged this duty once by going to Long Branch. In a case like that the under sheriff has charge. Tho hanging is set down for as early an hour as possible in the morning to avoid a crowd. The sheriff and his deputies , dressed in mourning , gather at the sheriff's office and march to the Tombs. Each bears his staff of office. At the hanging they take off their hats as soon as the weights fall , and put them on when the body is cut down. In a case on the wall in the sheriff's office are a score of staves and two swords. The staves have been present at every hanging since a time that no employe in the office can recall. They are about thirty inches long , and are made of dark hard wood. The middle is covered with thin , dark velvet. On each end is a brass tip shaped like an Indian arrowhead. The sheriff's staff has a crutch at one end instead of a dart , and the under sheriff's has a crook. The two swords have not been taken to a hanging for a long time. No matter where in the state a hang ing may be the staves are sent for and the sheriff's men carry them. They would as soon think of trying to have a hanging without a rope as without their staves. They are a relic of col onial days , when a hanging would draw as large an assemblage as a cir cus , and the ofiicers who had charge of it appeared pompously in their of ficial robes. The same gallows , rope , noose , and weights are used time after time until they arc lost or Avore o-t The gal lows now in use is abr i.t four 3ears old. The uprights are aL ut five inches square and fifteen feet hi.h. The cross piece is the same size. The construc tion is simple , and it is easy to take the gallows apart and put it away. The only trace left on the gallows by a hanging is the mark of the ax where it cuts through the rope that keeps the weight from falling. Two men do all the hangings in New York. One is a short , lean man , with Hebrew features. He lias a thin , full beard that curls , dark hair , mild eyes , and a shrinking face. He was in the box at Chacon's hauling when , the rope was cut The other man , who pulled the cap over Chacon's head , is a short , stout German , partially bald , with a black-gray mustache. He is in charge. These two men have a num ber of names. They do not want to be known , and the sheriff himself lias nothing further to do with them than to give them charge cf the arrange ments and to pay the bill. The one man is commonly known as Isaacs , the other as Minzesheimer. The bills are made out to Joseph B. Atkinson. The cost of hanging varies from $200 to $ .300. The men are hangmen not only in New York , but they travel around over the state and country. Hanging is their trade. SPANISH PRISONS. Cruel Treatment of tliowretches Confined In Them. Punish ment for Murder and Robbery. I hear that there is a great deal of dirt , cruelty , misery , and mismanage ment in Spanish prisons , writes a Paris correspondent In nearly every pro vincial town there is a prevention or carcet , under tho authority of the alcalde , and in the hiiids of the civil gaurds and town police. This stone building , which you enter by an open- barred gate , against which some prison ers are idly leaning smoking their pa per cigarettes , consists of two or three stone-flagged chambers above and the same number below stai : s. The upper chambers are devoted to women the lower to men , caught in Jlagranle dclicttc , who await theru the mandate of the authorities , which shall either free or send them to the nearest prison or carcet proper , there to lie herded with a host of malefactors until their trials shall be concluded. The prison ers in these lock-ups fare badly indeed. In the summer scorched with heat , .eaten by vermin in the winter , sleeping without'either bed or rug on the cold stones , with but one meal a day of coarse rancho or pottage , they pass their firne leaning against the bars scoffing at passers by in the street. They curse and swear , gamble away their clothes , and in the intervals .between these pastimes call on God , on heaven , and the Virgin to deliver them. They are kept there it may be a few days and it may be for six or seven years. The conversation is made up of blasphemy and obscenity ; the dirt is appalling , the allotted food wretched. Many are brought to these dens merely as sus pected accomplices of some crime , and they are kept there and thus hardly treated until they have confessed ail they know. With the women the hard treatment , the exposure , the absence of decency , often bring about the desired effect , and they confess and betray alL With the men a flogging coupled with this bad fare and all the rest of it , often extracts a confession. So much for the common jails of Spain. As for tho convict establish ments , where those sentenced to longer terms of seclusion are confined , the best are those of Cartagena and Seville. T7 The presidio of Cartagena is a stone building , with two or three quad rangles , not a stone's throw from tho famous dockyard and arsenal. Pass ing to it tho stranger hears the clank of chains and the measured tread of convicts. The prisoners are chained two and two. They wear a coarse brown jacket and trousers of coarse cloth. Each holds up his own share of the chain by which they are manacled around the ancle. For each offense an extra fourteen pounds of iron is placed on tho chain , adding considerably to their difficulty in walking and working. There are constant quarrels and fights. Tho contractor gives tho poor wretches only beans and hot water in lieu of beans and oil or bacon. Hundreds die or become semi-idiotic from this starva tion , as tho body especially In Spain , needs fatty matter. Another abuse al most as great as the herding together , the contract system , tho absence of books or papers , is the terrible power put into the hands of the sergeants , or cabos de varra. These are themselves prisoners who are physically strong and have behaved fairly well. They are put in charge of the prisoners , superin tend their work , and have unlimited authority. Each carries a stout ashen cudgel and they beat their fellow pris oners in the most cruel manner , even taking an infernal pleasure in the sound of the blows they administer. Two striking sights may now and then be witnessed within the walls of a Spanish presidio. On feast days a brass band of prisoners plays its way into the inner courtyard and there takes its stand. From workshop and sleep and smoke the motley groups come hurrying to catch this little gleam of light in their dull and wearying lives. They form an orderly semicir cle , beat time , sing a little , and thor oughly enjoy the blare and rattle of their rough music. The other spectacle isof a sadder character. At night a prisoner under sentence of death for the morrow is pinioned and handcuffed , and a crucifix is put between his bound hands. He is led to the chapel seated in front of tho altar , a priest hears his confession , and he then sits through the weary night- watches waiting for that sun to rise of which iiis eyes may not behold the set ting. Sentence is , however , even at this last awful moment , often commut ed , through the intervention of the church , to that of cadcna pcrpclua. When the capital sentence is carried out by the garrote the prisoner is pin ioned in a chair in a waste spot outside the city and is executed at sunrise. I do not like to continue this subject. I j have been told enough about Spanish ! prisons to enable me to take my read i ers from the lock-up to the jail , from j jail to the convict establishment. We i could almost share ' the unhappy felon's ! mess of pottage ; see the prison chapels unopened , the images dusty and rust ing , the battles with knives within the prison walls ; the prisoners gambling day and night until some have gam bled away sill their rations , and"are foodless for forty-eight hours ; the aw ful amount of crime committed within the walls of some prisons ; the utter want of occupation within the jails ; the total absence of any private minis trations of religion in the large convict establishments. If anyone is curious as to thoseiitences pronounced , I can but tell him that murder is punished with from seventeen years four months and one day to death , and robbery very much in accordance to the value of the article stolen. In proportion to the population the number of convicts in the various jails , prisons , and convict establishments is enormous , but and I am glad , to say it marvelously few wo men are found in prison. Our Indians A Suggestion. The Indians in our souhtern borders are reported to h : > ve a habit among them of tightening up their belts whenever they miss a meal. That is , if they miss breakfast they tighten up the belt one hole. If they miss dinner they repeat the tightening , thus seek ing to diminish the size of the cavity on the inside of them , which is usually filled up at meal times by eating , by pressure from without. Those familiar with the Indians and their way of life hold that the practice is a good substi tute for the missed meals , but it is only for temporary benefit You can't go on always drawing in the belt. The worst will come at last ; yet it does help some , so they say , and that being the case , the Herald in its solicitude for the welfare of certain United States offici als who will be deprived of a hearty meal or so , through Congress cutting down the Utah appropriations , calls the attention of those certain officials of this practice among the half-starved Southern Utes. Draw up your belts , gentlemen , a hole or too , and console 3'ourself with the reflection that repub lics are ungrateful to their servants any way. Salt Lake Ilcrald. The Immunity of Physicians. It is a prevalent popular impression that some special providence surrounds the physician with protective agencies , and that , although daily exposed to disease in its most malignant forms , he escapes when others are attacked. Dr. Ogle , of England , finds that while the lawyers die at the rate of 20 , the clergy at the rate of 1C , the doctors' mortality is 25 per 1,000. In a million adults other than physicians 16 died of scarlet fever , 14 of diphtheria , and 238 of typhoid fever ; while of an equal number of physicians. 59 succumbed to scarlet fever , 59 to diphtheria , and 311 to typhoid fever. Small-pox , on the other hand , claims more victims among the laity than in the medical profession ; due , doubtless , to the fact that physicians have sufficient confi dence in the protective influence of vaccination to keep themselves insus ceptible to the attacks of small-pox. Not a Sickly Country. "Isn't this a sickly country ? " said a ' stranger to an Arkansaw man. "No , sir. " "Then is it that why nearly every one I see is sick ? " "Oh , the people is sorter sickly , but the country never gets sick. Never heard o' the country takin' a pill in nay life. " GoodaU's Sun. FRESH CIGARS. Tho fewest Crazo Among TIsors ol thoVccd. . "I want you to try this cigar , " said a gentleman yesterday , as he handed oul a line-looking specimen of tho weed. It was a good one , and tho smoker said so. "That was made on Friday , " said the gentleman. "I got it in Reading. There's a cigar manufacturer thcra who does nothing but make fresh Havana cigars , at $7 a hundred , to bo smoked at once. The idea is all tha rage there , and he has as much as ha can do. On Saturdays , especially , ho has more .than he "can do. Persons order cigars made on Saturday to sinoko on Sunday. Queer idea , isn't it ? I ordered a box just to try them , and I find they're ever so much better fresh. " "I don't know of any such a thing in Pittsburgh , " said one of the most prom inent cigar-dealers and manufacturersi - last evening , "hut I don't see anything wrong in it. We have to keep all out fine imported cigars fresh. We couldn't sell them if we didn't. "But how do yon keep them fresh ? " "Well , you see this case here. Tho lowest priced cigar in it is three for _ a quarter. All these boxes sit on tin boxes , which contain water. " I "These boxes are made in Now I York , " he continued , "especially for i , . this purpose. They have a sheet of | f | heavy felt inside of them , which wo * ' | keep moistened with water. It doe.- ; not do to make them too wet , for then . . the water would get into the cigars 4j ; and they would turn moldy. They fj must be watched all tho time to see that they are kept just moist enough. Cigars that are not in the case wo keep in an air-tight , zinc-lined box. A Havana cigar must never be allowed to dry out ; it spoils the flavor. That , at least , is my judgment , and that of all the best judges of a cigar. A cigar that has any Havana in it must be smoked when it is moist It is not that it burns up too rapidly when dry , but it loses the delicate flavor. A cigar that lias no Havana in it is better the older and drier it becomes , and it must be kept away from moisture. You see in this case there are no water-boxes. There are some good cigars here , but they have no Havana in them. "A man who buys 100 fresh cigars with Havana in them must be a rapkl smoker , or have a good many friends , if the } ' will keep fresh for him until they are all gone , unless he takes care to keep them moist That Reading man lias probably got a now scheme , and lias succeeded in making it tho fashion. There's a great deal in get- ting it to be 'the tiling' in any such plan. The best judges and lovers of good cigars that I know of prefer to buy what they want each day , as they can be more certain of having them just to suit their taste. " Pittsburgh Post. Two Curious Dreams. "Dreams are funny things , aren't they ? " exclaimed a traveler on the Minneapolis & St. Louis train to a St. Paul Globe reporter. "Now of that x rapidity of thought , that leading up to J an accident that I consider most re markable. Not long ago I was on a visit to a cousin and while there an other cousin , a doctor , came. I had the only spare room and of course tho * new arrival was sent in to sleep with me. We had the bed with the head up against a door which had a transom a good-sized transom with two big panes of glass. During the first night the transom fell down and we were awakened from a sound sleep by our faces cracking through the glass. "Scared ! Well , 1 should say so. But the funny part of the thing was the different way in which our mental powers accounted for the very same physical sensation breaking glass and more or fess scratching and cutting , but nothing serious to either. I was a traveling man even in my sleep , and when the crash came which of course wis only a second before we were wide awake I dreamed I was on a sleeping car and was enjoying a lower berth. I thought the train had jumped the track , and in trying to look out and see what was the trouble I was thrown against the window glass and awoke. "Xow , the doctor dreamed , as he in formed me , that he had passed into a trance and while thus powerless to- move he was placed in a casket and prepared for the narrow l.ttle home beneath the sod. He had been reading of a similar case , and the details were first in his mind. In his dreamy trou bles he thought that just as the sor rowing relatives were about to remove him and the casket from the old parlor lie broke out in a profuse prcspiration and the result was that , the room being warm , steam was generated in tho casket , and the glass face covering was broken , the pieces naturally tailing " ' over his face. Now , there "was one and the same accident , and two people siiniliarly affected by it expressed it so differently in their dreams. " Hydrophobia Curable. Hydrophobia is curable. It may even be combated by force of will. There are instances on record where strongminded men have shaken it off , after the development of the symptoms , by determining not to give way. One well known surgeon shook the disease off in a single day by taking violent ex ercise and forgetting all about it If you wish to prove what the result of dwelling on one idea may be , try a simple experiment Hold your arm out at full length with the fingers ex tended and say "My forefinger is going to ache. " Co'ncentrate your mind that it is going to ache , presently the pain will commence. Then say , "The pain is going to extend to the elbow. " In minute you will feel the elbow begin ache. You can bring pain to any part of the body by concentrating your mind upon the idea that there is going to be a pain there. In half the cases of hydrophobia the sufferer's mind has been concentrated for weeks upon the symptoms which have been described as the result of a dog bite. If a dog- bitee you , first cauterize the wound , and tiien cauterize your mind. London Referee.