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THE GROWN-UP LITTLE GIRL ;
Ehe wa9 sitting up straight in a straight
There wasn't a snarl In her shining hair, '
There wasn't a sreck on her dainty dress,
And her rosy face was full of distress.
When I drew near to this maiden fair,
She suddenly rumpled her shining hair,
And dropping down "in a heap" on the floor,
lUpllfted her voice In a wail most sotro.
"Now, what Is tho matter, my pretty
"I'm all grown t:p!" she dolefully said,
"And I'm lonesome, as lonesome as lone?
some can be
|For Humpty Dumpty and Rlddle-Mo-Ree.
"There's Little Boy Blue, who used to creep
Under our haystack and fall asleep;
Ha Isn't my friend since mother dear
'Did up' my hair In this twist so queer!
And the dop and the fiddle, they left mc,
"When the baby into a woman grew;
The dish has hidden away with the spoor..
And the cow has stayed at the back of tho
."Tho Uttlo old woman who swept the sky
Is caught In her cobwebs high and dry:
And Jack and his beanstalk I cannot And
Since I began to improve my mind.
"I wovldn't be scared?not a single mite?
If tho bugnboo I should meet to-night;
Tho bogey man I'd be glad to see
But they'll nover, no, never come back.to
"I watched In the garden last night at
A fairy favor to find, but?harkt
My mother Is calling?don't you hear??
'Young ladles don't sit on tho floor, my
j WON ON A CROSS.
? "The nurse tells me you wish to speak:
with me, Quilter," said Mx. Tranquill,
tho clergyman, as he, took his seat be?
side the bedside of a dying man in tho
"Yes, yes, sir." replied the man, in a
cracked voice. "I feel I shall not last
the night, and I should leave this world
an a happier frame of mind if I relieved
any soul of the secret that has been the
curse of my life.
"At the age of 14 I became appren?
ticed to a trainer a; Newmarket, and
In due course passed from under
his hands 'one of the smartest horsemen
I've turned out,' as he put it in intro?
ducing me to the notice of Ids latest
client, one Capt Dlsbrow Dives, as sly
looking, and, es I afterwards knew to
toy cost, as thorough-paced a scamp as
ever disgraced the 'sport of kings.'
"The captain had been on his beam
ends for -some time through heavy
losses at cards, and, on top of that,
shortly before I knew him, came what
to many would have been Dame For?
tune's finishing stroke?viz: his com?
pulsory retirement from the service
through being mixed up in some shady*
business or other; but he soon found
ihis feet again, for an old uncle died
intestate, and Capt Dives, as next of
kin, came in for over half a million of
money. After pott injr together a choico
stud of race horses he soon saw the
futility of pltulrin& and organized a
systematic nv& ouensive campaign
ogainst the rijg.
"Eventually the captain promoted mo
to the position of first jockey, but dur?
ing all this time) he did not associate
with the upper crust of race-goers. Ho
never visited the paddock, but might
always be seen hanging over the rails
outside, watching his horses win in tho
most unconcerned manner imaginable.
"For five years nothing occurred to
divert the current of our "wonderful
luck,' as it came to be called. But a re?
verse, benring out the adage of tho
?pitcher poing too often to the well;
eeemed in store for us unless we played
our cards very carefully.
. "The Clipper handicap was to be run
in a fortnight, and our horse, Radix,
six stone ten pounds, a dark thtrce-year
iold, which had been kept for this race,
was a fnvorite at five to one. In our
blind confidence we feared nothing,
und, in fact, looked upon the colt as a
regular top-sawyer among the handi?
cap class; but as the time drew near my
belief in the colt's vast superiority
lessened as some talk I had heard ab jut
one lower down crt me thinking. Tho
Taptain bod plunged heavily on this
event, and in the course of one of our
chats about the race I asked him if it
was a wise line to follow, even with a
? "Capt. Dives always became fidgety
when I threw doubts on any of his cer?
tainties, and after looking keenly at me
for a few seconds he broke out with:
" 'Look here, now, Quilter, what do
you mean by talking in this strain?
You've heard something; out with it,
man, for there is no time to lose.'
" 'Well, sir,' I answered, 'I have heard
some ugly talk about Sir Giles Wack
ton's Geranium, the bottom weight, but
If there is anything in it we shall soon
know, as Sir Giles is not the man to
let his horses run loose. Old Bridoofi
told me on the strict q.t. that Geranium
has been tried good enough to give the
top weight seven pounds and then win
in a trot. Of course, it may be only a
fairy tale, but it is best to watch and
throw away no chances.'
This had a salutary effect on the cap?
tain, for after hurriedly looking up
Geranium's form he said he would
await the development of events be?
fore supporting' Ttadix further.
"Nobody ever scanned the betting
lists more eagerly than I during the
next few days, and it was soon plain,
that some astute person who didn't
wish to attract public attention to his
doings was taking a hand in the game,
and the captain began seriously to con?
sider the advisability of hedging somo
of his bets, a thing he never liked to
do; but three, days before the race tho
Geranium people struck a blow that
just about knocked him off his legs.
By working commissions all over the
country they rushed the filly up from
25's to t'tie position of a red-hot
favorite in one day, thus closing
against us the last loophole of escape,
as hedging our money was now out of
the question. j
?T have hitherto omitted to explain,
that Sir Giles Wnckton considered Capt.
:Dives a personal enemy. They had both
been In the same regimen* together1
And had had a serious quarrel over some
woman, and Sir Giles had sworn to bo
revenged if he waited a lifetime for,
; "The day Geranium was installed fa-;
vorite Capt Dives came down from
"London with a face the color of a white?
washed wall, and I could see by hia
innnner that ho had been drinking a
Jot more than was good for him. After
a long confab he told the trainer to ar?
range for Radix to be re-tried again
early the next morning. The captain
was weli pleased with the spin, and,'
when the horses had gone home, came
,up to me and said he wished to have a
talk with me at his lodgings, so ns soon
as I had changed my things I hurried
over to hear what wa ? in the wind.
"No sooner had I stepped inside tho
door than he carefuljyjdosed and locked
It Alia are/ve a neavy im u-nn mm?.
then he broke the ice with:
" "Well, Quilter, I suppose you know,
by this time I'm a ruined man, or shall'
be in a few hours from now, for you
know that though Radix has won an?
other trial, he did it no easier than on
the first occasion, and that's hardly'
goodenough. I've more than confirmed
all Bridoon told you, so, bar accidents,
the race Is Geranium'a All the same, I
lave not abandoned all hope of our fall?
ing on our feet?that is, if you will do
what I wish. :
" 'Now, look here,' he continued, with
the boastful air of a half drunken
swashbuckler, Tm not going io stand
Btill and be reduced to beggar}', so just
pay attention to what I am ?bout to
say. I've matured a plan that, if prop?
erly carried out, must succeed in sav?
ing your money and mine. Hark, now,
and let me get through without inter-' (
"And for the rtext hour or more he. j
was fully employed, laying before mci |
n truly desperate scheme, whereby
Radix should win the race and save his
backers their money." i I
"The evil day arrived at last, >fy first
anxiety was to learn if anything had
happened to Geranium during the lnst
12 hours; but, no, the betting told me
that; it was fast and furious, the
bookies refusing to lay more than five
to four, and old racing hands shook
their heads and declared it was an un?
heard-of price with a field expected to
reach two dozen starters, and most of
them a hit above ordinary handicap
"We turned out of the paddock sharp
to time, Radix being voted the 'gentle?
man of the party,' notwithstanding the
furore over Geranium. While the cap?
tain was whispering mo final instruc?
tions I happened to glance across the
paddoclc and there, right before me,
I saw Sir Giles watching, as a dog would
a rnt hole, tho captain in a way that
seemed to say: 'Go on, fir; you may
give your orders, but I hold the whip
hand at last, and, by the powers above,
you may expect as much menry from
me as the falcon gives her quarry.'
"The mocking look on that man's
face brought mo up sharp, and before
we wore hp.ilf way to the post I was as
keen on the job as tho captain.
"I won't repeat In detail a descrip?
tion of the race; suffice it to say we
came away at a rare bat, Radix one
Geranium well placed; but I saw from
the first that the filly's jockey had re?
ceived orders to simply watch me, and
60 close did he stick to them that he
aggravated mc almost beyond the point
of endurance, keeping as he did with
Geranium's muzzle just on a level with
Radix's flank on my whip-hand. And
eo we went. Geranium's hoof-stroke
beating time to Radix's, If I increased
the pace the filly likewise improved
heTs, and so we progressed in this ding
dong fashion until a quarter of a mile
from home, when I let Radix out for ail
he was worth, as I was not in the least
afraid of his staying home, and I de?
termined to make a bold bid for an
honest victor}'. I
"The excitement of the Spectators
was terrific, as Radix, pushing hie head
weHl into his bridle, went to the fromt
as fast as he could lay foot to the
ground. For some distance I was re?
joiced to see that Radix more than held
his own, and that Geranium's pilot wa9
hard at work with his whip, hi hot pur?
suit; but the small advantage I had
gained was of only momentary dura?
tion, as the pace began to tell, and the
filly came up hand over hand, my blood
running cold the while as I Mw her
nose come up level with my boot, and
then forge on until we were dead level,
head to head, knee to knee, in desperate
"Thus we ran on locked together,
Radix, game as a pebble, answering my
repeated calls on him in the most un?
flinching manner, until some SO yards
from 'the man in the box,' when I saw
for certain we should be beaten, as
Geranium's light weight must tell In
such a hard-foughtrout finish. Could
I have mado a dead heat of It I should
still have held my hand and remained
nn honest man, but fate was against me,
nnd I saw Geranium steadily but surely
drawing to the front amid the fran?
tically delirious cheering of her sup?
"The time for action had arrived. I
raised my whip for the first time dur?
ing the race, and, with a scarcely per
reptible hesitation as I brought my arm
up, I made my last call on Radix for an
extra effort, and, noble beast that he
was, right grandly did he respond to it,
for in the next few strides we were,
once more level, neck and neck, and tho
enthusiasm of tho crowd ran higher
than ever; but the dastardly deed was.
done, and as Radix got his neck in front
some six yards from the judge's box,
Geranium stopped dead, shivered from:
head to heel as with a cold, lurched for?
ward, then dropped like a stone, dash?
ing her jockey's brains out on the rails'
as she came down.
"As if changed by the wave of amagio
wand the excitement and enthusiasm,
born of seeing two good horses gamely
contesting a race Inch by Inch, instant-',
ly gaive place to the utmost consterna?
tion ; and as I was led into the paddoclc,
amidst a regular babel of questioning
land conjectnrlng tongues, shaking so
that I could barely maintain my seat
at the thought that young Rymple had
met his death at my band, I saw Sir
Giles Wackton stagger out by the back
entrance with a horribly haggard face,
and ere I could dismount the report of
a pistol shot rang out abovo the hum
of the suppressed conversation of the
vast multitude with startling clearness,
and I knew that I was a double mur?
"I passed the scales safely, and the
'all right' was given, but for once a race?
course c ^ was too bewildered to
raise a cheer; even the bookmakers
"A vet declared Geraniumhad diedol
paralysis of the heart, and the affali
soon ceased to interest the public. 1
collected all my bets, but absolutely
refused to touch a penny-piece of the
money promised me by Captain Dives
If Radix won. I looked upon it as no
better than blood money, and from thai
day on, I never threw a leg across e
horse of his.
"The way the thing was worked wo*
this: When too late, he found out what
a wonder Geranium was. Capt Dives
determined, if he couldn't win straight,
he'd pull through on the cross, so, how
I know not, he procured a whip having
a fine hair tube ci some light metal
running through the center, with fl
powerful spring hidden in the butl
"Taking up the whip that day I was ai
his rooms, he said: 'Now, look at that
cat there on the hearthrug.' Then h?
leveled the whip. I heard a noise a*
of a spring being released, and almosl
immediately the cat rolled on its aide
febone dead, x woe surprised, to say the
least, and asked him to explain. Only
too pleased at having aroused my cu?
riosity, he at once took from his pocket
a leather case, and exposed to view a
row- of pieces of fine steel, and pointed
out that each needle, as he called them,
had been daubed with a most deadly
poison, which he explained would cause
paralysis of the heart In less time than
it takes to tell it after the needle had
entered the body or punctured the skin
ever so slightly.
"Then he opened the eil ver circlet on
the whip, and deftly placed a needle
In a minute chamber, and smilingly told
me the instrument was ready for use
once more. Still I did not fathom tho
purpose he had In view, though I di?
vined there must be something in the
background, for it was hardly likely
he would want to see me at his rooms
simply to show me this lethal toy; be?
sides, his manner was constrained, as
he was shy of getting to business, and
resorted to the brandy flask too fre?
quently to please me,
"At length, he went on: 'Now, I'm In
desperate straits, for I've not hedged a
stiver, and desperate men dare much
on the off-chance, so my game is win
honestly if you can, but win; and to win
that way you must guard against rais?
ing the faintest shadow of suspicion on
the part of tho onlookers. No, no,' he
shouted, as I was about to object., 'I
won't hear a word until I have finished.
" 'Sec here, now,' he continued, hand?
ling the whip, 'tako this, and use it when
your judgment tells you you cannot
win. I should say you'd cut it too flnc
if you failed to act until j-ou were less
than 50 yards from tho box; anywoy,
it would be risky. Press this knob at
the time I tell you, and I'll guarantee
Geranium does not pass the post, no.
not by 20 yards, no matter wliere tho
needle strikes her. "Remember, it isour
only chance, and the stalte, ?10,000,1?
yours if you pull it off, whether you use
the whip or not What do you say ?'
"Well, I argued and hesitated and re
argued, going over the old ground a
dozen times, but he was always pro?
vided with a specious answer, until I
grew weary of his tongue, and finally
gave way along the whole line of moral
rectitude, and became the veriest fool
that ever stepped, for from what little
t could ever recall of the latter part of
our conference, I believe beforo we
parted I, with all tho wonted zeal of a
convert, became for the time a bigger
blackguard and schemer than my men?
tor; but I swear that the death of a
fellow-creature In connection with this
bit of foul work never for an instant
flashed across my brain.
'There isn't much more to toll. You
see, sir, what a miserable wreck I am,
;nd I daresay you wonder how I arrived
at such a pass. From that evil day an
ill-luck dogged my footsteps with un?
tiring pertinacity, and do what I would
nothing seemed to prosper under my
hands. Perhaps the thoughts of tho
past had a deal to do with it, for I very
soon sought oblivion for them in tho
dram .shop, and owners and trainers
alike were not slow to discover that T
was fast going to the dogs, ana declined
to employ me; so, what with fast- living
and mad plunging, it was not long ere
the crash came, and I was notified that
I had overdrawn my account. Then
the downhill road at once became very
steep, and in endeavoring to keep soul
and body together I ran through near?
ly every gradation of employment,
every situation being lower than the
preceding one?in fact, my life might
be styled: From leading jockey to sand?
wich man;" and just before the old
man, whose breath had been gradually
getting shorter, gave up the ghost, he
added, "and all through winning on a
Baked Spring Lamb Chops.
Season and cover with egg and bread?
crumbs. Bake in the oven until brown,
and serve with green pens or tomato
sauce. If winter lamb chops are used,
it is well to pour melted butter on them
the day before using, and to scrape it
off before dipping in the egg.?N. Y.
-ITorse racing was practiced as early
as the days when Troy was besieged by
the Creeks. In the plain before the
city the besiegers celebrated holidays
by sports and horse races, and Tlomer
says the walls of Troy were covered
with sporting Trojans watching the re?
Tho Drama at the Vatican,
Theatricals in the Vatican! The an?
nouncement, though strange, is true
Pope Leo has hitherto allowed no the?
atrical representations to be given
within the walls of the Vatican. lie
has, however, lately made one excep?
tion. The historic Swiss guards from
the canton of Ynlais, who, in their yel?
low and crimson uniforms, arc on senti?
nel and escort duty within the palace,
suffer, it eeems, from homesickness
and ernni. To these human weak;
n esses the pope has made the concession
of allowing short amateur pieces with
orchestra] accompaniment to be act?
ed during the coining winter. Tho en?
tertainments are to take place in the
small private theater within the Bel
vedere gardens. The performance is
to consist of harp and violin music,
monologues and short pieces in French.
So here is oni mere link between the
church and stage.?N. Y. Sun.
Tt is often difficult to convince peo?
ple their blood is impure, until dread?
ful carbuncles, abscesses, boils, scrof?
ula or salt rheum, are painful proof of
the fact. It is wisdom now, or when?
ever there is any indication of
blood, to take Hood's Sarsaparilla, and
prevent such eruptions and Buffering.
"I had a dreadful carbuncle abscesB,
red, fiery, fierce and sore. The doctor at?
tended me over seven weeks. When the
abscess broke, the pains were terrible, and
I thought I should not live through it. I
heard and read so much about Hood's
Sarsaparilla, that I decided to take it, and
my husband, who was suffering with
boils, took it also. It Boon purified our
built me up and restored my health so
that, although the doctor said I would
not be able to work hard, I have since
done the work for 20 people. Hood's Sar?
saparilla cured my husband of the boils,
and we regard it a wonderful medicine."
Mbs. Anna Peterson, Latimer, Kansas.
fs the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1.
u ji r?-?j cure liver 111$, easy to take,
nOOd S FlIlS easy to operate, ?centfc
I SHIPPING ELEPHANTS BY RAIL.
j Why the Cars That TransporOTCeny"
derms Are Made Keen re
"Do you know/' said tho retired ele
phnnt trainer, "why tho big ear's that
transport elephants are made so secure
The reporter did not know.
> "Well, I will tell you. I suppose you
have observed that the cars have not a
single opening- except the strongly
barred little windows at each end,
which serve to admit the air? Tne cars
! are inspected regularly and if an open
I ing large enough to admit an elephant's
j trunk is found the aperture is strongly
boarded up. The elephant is tho most
Inquisitive animal in existence.. He
Will poke his nose in everything within
reach. If he finds an opening in a car,
out goes his trunk like a shot He will
sway it back and forth, apparently ex?
pecting the regular quota of peanuts
that makes his lifehappy when on exhi?
bition. An incident I recollect clearly,
and which has resulted disastrously
to Barnum & Bailey's big ele?
phant Emperor, happened three years
ogo, when I was in; the employ of tho
"Section No. 3 of the circus train of
five cars was running from Cleveland to
Youngstown, 0. We were within twen?
ty miles of our destination. Every
man on board the train was asleep ex?
cept the regular employes of the rail?
way company. I was suddenly awak?
ened by a slight jar of the train, which
was immediately followed by a succes?
sion of thumps, bumps, and jars. I
heard the engineer give the signal to
down breaks and judged one of the cars
had jumped the track and was running
over the ties. When I got off the train
the trainmen, with torches, were al?
ready down on their hands and knees
trying to locate the cause of the pecu?
"My attention was suddenly drawn to
the car in which tho big elephant Em?
peror was housed. I could faintly pee
a big snakelikc body swaying back and
forth under the car, and I grasped the
situation at n glance. I called to tho
trainmen, telling them that I had lo?
cated the cause of the. sounds. I told
the conductor to have the train run
slowly and keep his eyes fixed under
the car. When the train moved off tho
trunk of the big elephant fastened it?
self to a tio so firmly that tho enr al?
most left the track. The train was run
about fifty yards and the mighty trunk
of old Emperor caught every tie that ho
ymld conveniently hold on to. He was
running enough, however, to let go like
lightning when the strain;grew so great
that it threatened to pull his trunk out
by the roots. So cleverly did he avoid
being injured that when I examined
him afterward there was not the ves?
tige of a scar on his hide.
"I was on a circus train oncc when an
elephant dislogod a telegraph pole,
which completely put the entire tele?
graph system out of order."?New
York Moil and Express.
"Ah," said Mr. Knight Starr, the emo?
tional tragedian, as he came in sight of
a farmhouse, "mayhap this worthy
peasant will give some refreshment for
the inner man. What, ho, there!"
The worthy peasant gazed at the
tragedian for a moment, and answered:
"Yew durned fool, don't yew know a
pitchfork frum a hoe?"
And having thus spake, he disap?
peared within his abode.?Cincinnati
More Room. ?????
Young Mrs. Fitts?The Trollcybys
have, such a jewel of a hired girl. Their
floor is actually clean enough to cat
Young Mr. Fitts?By George, that
ought, to be right handy when he has
to carve a duck.?Indianapolis Journal.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH. '
?Of 2,870 law students at the Uni?
versity of Taris 2S3 are foreigners, while
of the 5,175 medical students the for?
eigners are 904, with 151 women.
?A protest against the degradation
of the Scottish language by the Kail?
yard school of literature was made by
the presiding officer at the recent meet?
ing of the Scottish Text society.
?At a recent meeting of the vestrj' ol
?t. George's Southwark, London, Miss
A. Eliot, of Lancashire, was appointed
Banitary inspector to the vestry by 22
votes to 16. There were 22 candidates
end she the only woman.
?The death has occurred at St. Kitts,
W. I., of Bt. Bev. Charles James Branch.
D. D., bishop of Antigua. Dr. Branch
had devoted the whole of his ministerial
lifo to work in the West Indies, and ho
was respected by all classes.
?The statistician of the United
States estimates that the school popula?
tion of this country?thot is, ihc num?
ber of persons between the ages of five
and eighteen years?is 20,009,3S3. Of
this number there were enrolled in ISO 1
13,960,288 pupils in the district or pub?
lic schools, under the instruction of 388,
531 teachers. The average daily attend?
ance of the pupils in these schools is
?Dr. Mair, who has been nominated
moderator of the Established church of
Scotland, and Prof. Davidson, who has
been made moderator of the Free Kirk,
were both born in- the. same year at
Buchan, in Aberdeenshire; went to the
came school, graduated in Uie same
class at the University of Aberdeen, and
will be put at the head of the two great
divisions of Scottish Presbyterians on
the same day.
?-Sinte Barbe, one of themost famous
high schools of TaTis, founded in 1-160
pnd the alma mater of Calvin and of
Loyola, has been bought by the gov?
ernment for 2,000,000 francs. It is be
j coming constantly more difficult for
private institutions to compete with tho
state establishments. Last year the
Ecole monge, from which religious In?
struction was excluded, was turned over
to the city of Paris and was rechris
tened Lycee Carnot. This year it is the
turn of the Catholic college of Saintc
- m ?-*? _ J - jfurairroa
In Serving Corn.
Only young and tender corn should bo
cooked on the cob. Such corn ie known
by its tender skin, and is milky. When
the corn is old, or very large, it. is best
to cut it from tho'cob and cook it in,
milk, or make it in fritters. Celebrated
cooks disagree as to the best way of
cooking corn. One will tell you to cook
it in the inside husks, one to remove the
husks and to keep the ears in a very cool
dry place until ready to cook. In tho
former case it is cooked until tender
In boiling water, in the latter the corn
is put over the fire in cold water con?
taining a small quantity of salt and
sugar. Sometimes a little milk and but?
ter are both added to the water in wh'ch
the corn is cooked. The object of add?
ing the sugar is of course to sweeten tho
vegetable; that of using butter and
sugar is to give a richer flavor. All au?
thorities agree that the sooner the corn
is cooked after it is picked the better
it will be.?N. Y. Post.
?Tho wheat fly is said to have been
nearly as destructive to the wheat crops
of this country as the Hessian fly.
Pome Curiaos Instances of Affection and
Friendly aJlianceB between animnls
hre often of a most singular kind. Nnt
i urally enough, dogs frequently make
I friends and companions among their
I bwn species, although the large share
of personal liberty they enjoy is the
jcause of their contracting inexplicable
intimacies. A close friendship and un?
derstanding between dogs and horseB
Is apparently moro frequent than any
clmilnr relationship between indi?
viduals of the same species. Dogs, how?
ever, are fond of queer company, and go
but of their way in search of it.
The numerous friendships formed
[between dogs and geese, and even
poultry in general, ore quite remark?
able. It Is not generally recognized that
the goose is a bird of extraordinary
Sagacity, and this mutual regard of fur
and feather may proceed on an un?
derstanding which overrides the dis?
tinctions of race. . The species of goose
known as "pray-lcg" is especially re?
markable for its strong attachments to
dogs. Ono which was rescued by n
mastiff from nn attack by a fox showed
a consciousness of Its obligations and a
desire to return them which were
touching in their obvious feeling3. The
goose cntirelj- abandoned the society of
its kind, roosted in the dog's kennel and
followed it in its daily wanderings over
a large farm ond through the neighbor?
ing village. The dog happening to fall
ill, the goose would not leave him night
or day, ond would, to all appearance,
have been starved had not a pan of
corn been placed for it every day near
Dogs and fowls also enter into amica?
ble relations for reasons much less ap?
parent to onlookers than to themselves.
(A hen and a retriever became so strong?
ly attached that the former laid her
jr-ggs and hatched her chickcn.s in his
kennel; on the hen leaving or entering
her nest the dog .would move from the
threshold to make room, while any at?
tempt to touch the eggs In her absence
was met by his immediate disapproba?
tion. There is also nn instance of a
quaint friendship which gradually
grew up between a tame rook and o
bulldog, the dog never appearing hap?
pier than when the rook was seated on
Motives of beneficence lead to many
oppnrcntlj'perverted friendships. Cats
*nnd dogs ore often known to carry their
joung to a foster mother, who for
friendship's sake, or from n liberal ma?
ternal lovc.accepts the additional duties
thus imposed upon her. But still more
remarkable are those cases in which
foster mothers, overcoming all scruples
and antipathies of natural instincts, do
r.ot hesitate to accept the charge of
young creatures of other and quite
different species to their own. Many
creatures have more than nan's dislike
to a solitary life, ond adopt measures
of their own to beguile its tedium.
Horses have a pos It ire dread of soli tude,
and when this happens to be unavoid?
able will make friends of the most u
likely creatures. Cases have occurred
in numbers where colts and mares hav<
shown Symptoms of distress and uneasi?
ness amounting to positive melancholy
where stable dogs have died or been re?
ACTOR'S SOCIAL POSITION.
Mollero Was Considered an Outcast? Re?
fused Spiritual Consolation,
j ThetlmewasinFrancc when the actor
had no social position and certainly no
spiritual one. Special dispensation
Was necessary when the Catholic
church allowed a mass tobe said for the
repose of an actor's soul. Prof. War?
ren, describing the Moliere period,
"The social position of on actor in
Moliere's time was a low one. Not
from any prejudice against the stage,
evidently, since tho dramatists like
Corneille and Scarrou were on the same
footing atthclTotel de "Rambouillet and
other salons of Taris as poets and es?
sayists and were elected to the French
Academy as readily. Indeed, it would
'seem as though the composition of
plays was the shortest road to distinc?
tion in the Paris of Moliere, as it is to?
"But with tho actors it was another
question. Their wandering, unset?
tled modes of life had evidently told
against them. They were not admit?
ted to society whether their conduct
was good or bad. They were not even
considered in the light of literary per?
sons. Moliere met his friends, Boileau,
La Fontaine, Furetiere at public cafes.
'As a writer of comedy he was either not
taken seriously or had Incurred too
much hostility on the part of influential
sets, tho clergy through 'Tartuffe, the
Galons through 'Lcs Femmes Savantes.'
As nn actor he was considered an out?
cast with his class, and when on his
deathbed he asked for spiritual con?
solation his appeal fell on deaf ears un?
til it was too late. So that it was with
the greatest difficulty that his widow
procured a bit of consecrated ground
in which to lay the remains of the un
UNCLE EPH AND THE CYCLIST.
Not Hard for Ono Csod to "Toting Bar?
rels o? Sugar."
An athletic old colored man, who in
his youth was employed in a sugar re?
finery in New Orleans, is now a helper
in a bicjxle store uptown.
When he Is not otherwise employed it
is his duty to give beginners their first
lessons. The school of instruction is in
the street, and almost every evening
Uncle Eph may be seen steadying the
wheel for some uncertain novice. The
work is not easy, and only a very power?
ful fellow could stand it so well as the
aged but well preserved darky does. ?
The other day there came a new pupil
to the bicycle store. It was a lady past
40, still quite fair but undeniably fat.
She stated her case very diffidently;
said she thought she was past the bi?
cycle riding age, and that she feared
she would never succeed in mastering
the wheel, but the family doctor had
prescribed a bicycle. So there she was.
It was Uncle Eph who was assigned
to give her the first lesson. No cavalier
could have been moro gallant. He
showed her how to mount and what tc
do with her hands and feet. Then for
one hard-working hour the mighty old
Hcrcidcs kept that wheel upright, to
the admiration of the streetful of peo?
ple who saw him.
After the lesson was over the pupil
thanked him profusely "I'm so heavy,"
she said, apologetically, "and you
held me up the whole time. I'm afraid
I must have tired you dreadfully!"
"Law, ma'am," said Uncle Eph, "I
ain't a bit tired. You see, I uster wuk
in New Orleans, an' I got use ter totin'
barrels o' sugar-"?Y. Journal..
? "Why do j'Ou say 'as smart as a steel
trap?' " asked the talkative boarder.
"I never could see anything particular?
ly intellectual about a steel trap."
"A steel trap Is called smart," ex?
plained Mr. Asbury Peppers, in his
sweetest voice, "because it knows ex?
actly the right time to shut up,"?Cin?
It May Be Rendered Ea?y by Proper Proy
Whether or not housekeeping is hard
work drpends a great deal on how it
tedonc. Iteertainly is not piny; indeed,
there is nothing In the world in the way
of duties that most of the intelligent
people who Hve in it are willing to call
other than hard work if they arc obliged
to busy themselves at it day after d:ty,
week after week and year after year.
It Is not always that housekeeping
is such hard work, even under unfavor?
able circumstances; it is monotonous.
Up-to-dato housekeeping need not be
very hard work if one is well and ar?
ranges matters with any system. In
the first place, the house must be prcp
orly built. The dining-room and
kitchen must not bo far removed fr<- m
each other, ond pantries, closets and
storo rooms uro to be as near at hand
as possible. There must be a laundry,
with hot and cold water and arrange?
ments for boiling clothes and heating
irons. If this Is provided, the kitchen
floor should be covered with a matting.
If carpets are considered necessary
to the comfort of the household, th >y
moy be arranged rug fashion, with a
border of inlaid wood, or if the floors
are not good, of fine matting. This
makes sweeping comparatively easy,
as a brush clears the margins, and the
carpet-sweeper puts the middle of the
room In proper condition. The stairs
should have plates In the comers, so
that there is no tedious and troublesome
digging out of acute angles. Thcro
should be screens to keep out fl ies in t he
summer, and weather-strips to keep out
the dust nil the yeararound. A furnace
with the most improved dust-flues is
n necessity, and the kitchen range must
have a g.wd draft, and be of an up-to
date pattern. The rooms should not be
overloaded with bric-a-brac and furni?
ture, but may be tastefully and daintily
furnished without entailing upon the
housewife the never-ending care of a
lot of cumbersome fixings that are bt t
ter out of sight than in.
A liberal supply of kitchen ulcns'ls
should be provided, and there should be
a sufficient closet space, so that whi n
one is required, a dozen need not be
displaced in order to get at it.
Closets and pantries should have
snugly-fitted doors, with weather-strips
to keep out the dust. The housekcep r
who has never tried weather-strips on
her pantry doors has little idea of their
advantage. As for the daily food, if
people are content to live simply, a:;d
this is very much better than elaborate?
ness and too much attention to whnt
one eats,thc meals may be prepared
without great labor. In the morning,
vegetables may be made ready- for t^e
dinner, nnd much of the details of the
meals of the day attended to. Sonic
housekeepers think it next door to a
disgrace to put away the dishes from
one day'B menl and wash with those
of the next morning, but this method
has points of grace, as can be attested
by some who have tried it.
The food should be put away, and tl:e
dishes gathered and carefully placed,
In snug shape, in a large dishpan. Over
these plncc a thick cloth, to keep them
from getting too dry. The table mry
remain spread from meal to meal, If
the dining-room is used for no oth>:r
By looking ahead a little, and word?
ing with brains as well as hands, the
duties of the household are, to n gre::t
extent, simplified, systematized and in?
duced to easy and manageable propor?
tions.?N. Y. Ledger.
Reign of Drocades.
: This Is decidedly a brocade season;
brocaded wool with satin and silk fig?
ures, and brocaded silk. Both these 1
materials come in self-colors, in con?
trasts and In harmonies. Perhaps t'.tc
purples and lilacs, combined in figi r
ings with white, seem the prettiest and
richest. But still that may be an in?
dividual fancy, because the plush pink,
with white, the orange with canary,the
blue with greeu are beautiful, and far
mere Vrconvng to some natures than
ally of the purples.?Chk-::go Tribune.
Some persons are al
J ways taking' Iron. If
(weak and easily ex?
hausted ; pale and with
a out appetite; if the nerv- $
i ous system is weak, and ^
(sleep difficult, what do 1
you take? iron? But
a iron cannot supply food
a to the tissues; nor does
a it have any power to t
a change the activity of i
a unhealthy organs and *
a bring them back to
a health. Cod-liver oil is
a what you need. The oil
a feeds the poorly-nour
\ ished tissues, and makes
a rich blood. Iodine, bro
\ mine, and other ingredi
a ents, which form part of
a the oil, have special
a power to alter unhealthy
of Cod-liver Oil, with
Hypophosphites, is the
most palatable way to
take cod-liver oil. The
healthy nerve action,
which controls all the
processes of life.
SCOTT'S EMULSION, has been
indorsed by the medical profes?
sion for twenty years. (Ask your
doctor.) This is because it is
always paiatable?always uni~
form?always contains the pur?
est Norwegian Cod-liver Oil
Put up in 50 cent and $1.00
sizes. The small size may be
enough to cure your cough or
help your baby. All druggists.
JUST AS GOOD IS NOT
All Women Work in Some
ity and Need Advice.
MRS. PINKHAM OFFERS ASSISTANCE
Women in Stores, Mills and Domestic Service?
Tens of Thousands are on the Never Ceasing
Treadmill Earning Their Daily Food.
To these -women Mrs. Pinkham wishes
to address a few words of counsel, in
the hope that from her vast experience
some littlo good may he obtained by
those who are ill.
No matter in what capacity women
are employed, all are subjact to the
same physical ills of nature, all
suffer alike from the same physi?
cal disturbances, and the nature
of their duties in many cases
quickly drive them into the hor?
rors of all kinds of female
ing and dis?
the womb, leu
corrhoea or per?
lty or suppres?
sion of mens?
pain. Those of
you who are
suffering from any form of female
weakness arc requested to lay your
case before Mrs. Pinkham. Perhaps
you cannot afford to pay tho large fee
of a local physician and then run the
chances of not receiving benefit from
their treatment. Then again it is em?
barrassing to relate your private
troubles in detail to a male physician.
Mrs. Pinkham asks you to remember
that her advice and help will cost
you nothing. We ask you to remem?
ber the great volume of experience i
?he has to draw from; no physician
living has ever treated so many cases
of female ills as has Mrs. Pinkham,
and from this vast experience surely it
io more than possible she has gained
the very knowledge that will help your j
case?anyway, you should give your?
self the benefit of the chance.
BENEFITS FROM CHANGE OF AIR,
Invalids Aro Often Helped by Removal
from Their Old Environments.
A very favorite last resort of the eigh?
teenth century physician was to send
a patient to visit the placo of his birth,
slnco it was thought that "natal air*'
would bo likely to prove peculiarly ben?
eficial. This last theory, although
somewhat ludicrous when viewed from
our modern standpoint, strikes me as
being somewhat more than a mere I
piece of plausiblcempirkism. It shows
that, in spite of the terrible faith in
physic, the doctors in those days did not
lo?e sight of the importance of con?
forming to nature's prop-ram.
Although the beneficial effect of sea j
voyages was to some extent recognized
it is easy to understand that the. ships
of tho seventeenth and eighteenth cen?
turies, damp and stuffy below and pro?
visioned with ?dt junk and hard bis?
cuits, scarcely gave a broken-down in?
valid a fair chance of deriving any great
amount of good from a change of air
taken under such conditions.
Generally speaking, we now consider
that sea ond mountain air owes its
virtue to its freedom from organic im?
purities. Probably it is this quality
moro than any other which gives it its
reviving eftect on those who have been
living in the clogged and polluted at?
mosphere of large towns. Yet purity
of atmosphere is no preventive of tliose
very ailments which bring the majority
of patients to seaside watering places
and highland sanitariums. If any in?
valid who lias tli us sought relief were
i to* take careful note of the natives of
his favorite health resort he would
probably be disquieted to find that pale,
Sickly children and ailing adults were,
by no means uncommon. Patients with
weak lungs are often sent to winter in
Devon and Cornwall, although the mor?
tality from pulmonary diseases among
tho permanent residents of these
favored counties is not a whit less than
among the dwellers in the midlands
and the north. Yet the undoubted fact
remains to be accounted for that 6uch
migrants to warmer climes almost al?
ways derive marked benefit from tho
ONE STUDENT'S BAD MISTAKE.
Ho Tries to See a Young Woman at the |
. This is an incident which illustrates
!tho exciting times which the students
of the Northwestern university have
once in awhile. It hinges on a rule in
the government of woman's hall, which
is the dwelling place of the young wom?
en students. That rule is in effect that
no young man may call and succeed in
passing the portal Thursday evenings.
And it happened one of the young men,
who is in his first football year, tried to |
get a few moments of profound conver?
sation Thursday evening with one of
the dwellers of woman's hall. He knew
the Thursday evening rule. It is the
first rule he learned at the university
When he rang the bell he waited a lit?
tle while and a young woman appeared
"Take this card to Miss-."
"It is against the rule. This is not
"Oh, that's all right. Here's a quar?
ter for you. Now hurry up lfke a good
i "You will pardon me if I don't do as
you wish," said the young woman. "I
am Emily Huntington Miller, dean of
woman's hall, and I cannot violate such
an important rule for a quarter owing
to the responsible position which I
Tho student recovered from the shock
sufficiently to get home that night un?
assisted, but ho has a relapse every
time he sees the dean of woman's ball.
Thursday evening1 was the first time he
learned that the timid-looking little
woman was really Miss Miller.?Chica?
go Chronicle._ _ ; .
Softly?By Jove, old fellow, when ft
man's in love he begins to think that
his eyes are open for the first time.
Sympathizing Friend?Yes, and when
it's nil ove* he sometimes has the same
Bensation.?N. Y. .Truth.
You ask the question, why should
Mrs. Pinkham expcet to be more suc?
cessful in treating your illness than a
regular physician? We answer that
her experience in such cases is a hun?
dred times greater, and that you will
be very much more frank in your com?
munications to her than you
would be to a male physician.
These are the reasons why she
can be and is more successful
in treating such cases.
As further encourage?
ment to you we
attach a letter
for the good
that Lydia E.
pound has dona
jr me. I have taken five
bottles. The pains in my
chest and abdomen have
I gone, my step is more steady, appetite
i better and feel better in every respect.
Menses heretofore lasted too long and
were very profuse and made me very
weak. The Compound is a miracle. I
had tried doctor's medicine, but of no
avail. I would not give up the Com?
pound for female complaints for all the
doctor's medicine in the world. My
friends want to know what makes me
look so well. I do not hesitate one
moment in telling them what has
brought about this wonderful change.
I cannot sing its praises enough. lean
do twice the work I used to, I hope
everyone who suffers as I have, will give
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com?
pound a trial. It has helped me, and I
know, if taken according to directions,
it will not only help but cure others."
Miss Grace Collard, 1,434 Easter Ava,
A Trolley Journey Through the Sewen
The anain sewen. of Paris are period'
ically cleared by means of scrapers car?
ried on boats or cars. These convey?
ances are also used for conveying via
iflors through the large sewers under
the Eue de Ittvoli and the Boulevard:!
?ebastopol and De Malesherbes. Thes?
expeditions take place 14 times a year:
in spring and autumn, and about 8.40C
visitors are admitted yearly. Until 1894
these cars and boats were drawn by
men, but the labor and expense were
found to be so excessive that now the
traction is done entirely by electric
motors, taking current from accumu?
lator batteries on the boats or cars.
The "Genie Civil," which describes and
illustrates the plant, soys these main
sewers are in section very similar to an
ordinary tunnel; but in the floor is
formed the rectangular channel for the
sewage, while round the roof are fixed
tihe water and compressed air mains,
the telegraph and telephone wires, etc.
The sewer under the Boulevard dc
Malesherbes is the largest; it is 18 feet
4 y2 inches wide, 10 feet high from floor
to roof; and the sewage channel in the
floor is 3 feet 5^4 inches deep and 9 feet
10 inches wide. Boats axe used in this
channel. The otjber sewers are smaller,
the channels in them being only 3 feet
11 inches wide, and from 3 feet 11 inches
to 5 feet 7 inches deep. In these cars
ore run, the flanged wheels of the cars ?
running on the edges of the channel,
which are protected by angle-bora, and
form the rails. T(he approximate weight
of a train of five cars with 100 passen?
gers on board Is about 7 tons 12 hun?
dredweight, and t.hfo travels at the rate
of 3% miles per hour. The accumulator
battery consists of 28 elements and
weighs 14 hundredwelgnt, and ita ca?
pacity is 100 ampere-hours, with a mean
discharge of 25 amperes at 60 or 60
volts. The motor, which is series
wound, develops two-horse power and
runs at 1,600 revolutions per minute,
th is speed being' reduced to 80 by (means
of a pinion and wheel and chain-gear?
ing to the driving axle, the wheels being
15% inches in diameter on the tread.
The boats are towed by means of a
chain sunk in the sewage channel,
which is brought to the surface and
passes around a pulley driven by means
of a double reduction gear from tjhe
motor. The chain, by means of guido
pulleys, makes three-quarters of a turn
around the driving pulley, this pulley
being a magnetic-one, magnetized by
means of two coils, one on each aido
of it, on the axle.
, Each passenger train consists of six
boats, in the first of which is carried
the accumulator battery ond a towing
apparatus; while in the last boat, which
Is smaller, there Is another towing ap?
paratus. The battery consists of 6Q^
elements, giving an output of 60 am?
peres for 2 Vi hours, at from 98 to 125
volts; it Is divided into two parts, which
can be connected in series or parallel,
as required. The motors run at 580
revolutions per minute; but this speed
is reduced by means of the gearing,
bo that the boats travel at about 1%
miles per hour. The power required
for this Is from about two-horse power
to 5 Vi-horse power, according as the
boats are traveling? with or against the
currant. The total length of the sewers
open, in this way to the public Is about
2 miles, and they are lighted partly
by lamps on the footpaths, or by oil
lamps on the boats.?Par is Letter, j
Newspaper Weather Prophet (big
New York doily)?See here I If you
don't discharge that careless foreman,
bur weather reputation will be rulued.
Great Editor?My goodness I Wha&
has he done? '
"Done! What hasn't he done? Iar
the paper to-day. ia my prediction for;
yesterday, which he forgot to take out*
and ri?iht alongside of it is the official
.? - . _ii_m *r v
report of yesterday's