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Com to the Tood. Come to the woods, for tho wlM ttrii ar Tho nnnj t aro nil gnvn and the flower ar Come wLtTe the birch all Its tasncU are piuzn In. And irt'h looking cowslips oh come, come awajl Come to the wood, thero Is hfalth In the Mowinjr Of fresh scented breezes that tint the chock Kay; Come whro tho trco boujrhs alovo you are bending Iown through their coverts oh come, come away! Come to the woodii.como kneel on the motrs, And aeo how the nun old l.urth's bottom turn Kuy ; Como whero tho ferns tho fc'rajr rocki are darkening. Come to tho wooda oh come, oomo away! Mrs. Harry Ixm, la Good Housekeeping. Costly Cut-Clam. Cut-glass comes high, and It it no wonder. Down at Corning tho other day I saw them making It, and though tho hill-girded village, of tho southern tier i a very dilllcult place to reach from Syracuse, I felt repaid for tho hardship. of travel in wnat I had tho privilege of seeing. Corning, New York, i getting bold advertisement tho world over for thin industry. Until tho manufacture of cut glass wa bo gun thero several years ago by James Iloaro it wa thought to bo as much a secret of foreign art as tho making of hair-springs for watches. Thomas Webb, of London, was tho master of crystal-cutting, ami on tho tables of half tho monarch. of tho old worm his wares have an honorable place. Nowadays connoisseur in these things conccdo that as lino cutting is dono at Corning as abroad. Tho importation of glass in this form has ceased al most entirely. Corning happened to have a glass-work where a prime ar ticle in transparency was - made. 'That's what took me so far out of tho world' said Mr. Hoare, a ho stood in tho midst of his treasures, clad In a frowsy working blouse, with his sleeves rolled up. It is tho great est prido of the celebrated cutter that no man in tho shop can do so good a job a ho can himself. All Id riches will not take him out of tho realm of tho buzzing wheels, whero tho glass Is going through tho cutting process. There aro seven of these, all of which require skilled labor of a high order, and at none of which can hurry bo indulged. Tho prismatic Intricacies of tho waro aro completed on a variety of wheel supplied with sea sand and dripping water. Tho most delicate figure aro produced by tho employ ment of wheels of various sizes. While I stood by an artisan was cutting in relief tho" crest of tho prince of Wales upon a set of goblets ordered by a wealthy Anglomatuac. The three wavy plumes In .this heraldic sign were brought out with all tho effectiveness of a cameobndcr tho dainty touch of tho workman. Mr. Hoaro told mo that tho lead glass used for cutting cost him CO cents a pound. Thero is a loss of over 60 per cent, in weight in producing the finished piece from the uncut vessel. Tho manufacture of this trlass is in itself very interesting. The establishment is entirely distinct. All tho bulbs used in tho millions of electric- lami of the Edison plants throughout tho world are made at these work. A small army of men were iillinC orders of this kind tho day I went through. At tho Corning works tho crucibles in which the glass is smelted aro now being made. For years it was thought necessary to im port them, and as it is their manufac ture is a trade by itself. Talk about the mud pies of our childhood, hero is where you see the wonderful pranks of the gutter applied to a valuable in dustry. Tho wet clay is kneaded and mixed in troughs by men in bare feet, who give it the required consistency by repetitions of the process carried on for whole days. Then tho clay is lolled into strips of about tho diam eter of bologna sausage, and in tho hand of modelers built little by little into the desired forms. Kach crucible represents labor worth over $100. They aro left to dry in a store-room for eighteen months before being put to the fearful test In the furnaccs.Syra cuse titan J art I. Georjro Wa Inside. Tho son of a well-known New Yorker left tho city last summer and w ent to India to make his homo with an uncle who had grown rich in the Orient. Several months ago the family received a letter from tho uncle saying that' his nephew was dead, and tho luidv had been embalmed and sent homo by a sailing ship. Last week tho vessel arrived here, and the young mau's parents, attired in deep mourn ing, went to receive tho remains. A peculiarly-shaped box was delivered to them and was removed to their home. Wlmn the undertaker opened the chest to five tho parents a last look at the body it was found to contain a large llcngal tiger. Tho surprised father at niieo cabled to his brother in lmna: Some mistake. George's body not nrrlved. Collin contained llcngal tle-er." Last night this answer was received: "No' mistake;' George insitlo tiger. New York Mail.- T - " 111 A most Industrious cla of people nre the Finlamlcr in hlikatat count', Washington Territory. Tho commune prevail among them to a largo ex tent. A late arrival comes from Fin land and the settler come together mid in a few days build a house ami fence a farm for him. There is no sea arm in which thev are idle. During the run of salmon they will bo fount. nt the canneries and hh-.ieels. When winter come they are In the timber, cutting rails, pons, and fuel. OUIX CONSTITUTION. Cow IX VTm Drafted and IUMfl4 by U. Mates. Finally It was decided that tho Fed eral Constitution, a now completed, should bo presented to tho Continental Congress, and then referred to special conventions in all tho States for ratifi cation; and that when nine States, or two-thirds of tho whole number.should have ratified, it should at once go Into operation a between such ratifying States. When tho great document wa at last draftetl by Gouverneur Morris, ami was all ready for the signatures. the aged Franklin jfrodueed a paper, w hich was read for him, as his voice wa weak. Some parts of this Constitu tion, lie said, he did not approve, but he was astonished to find it so nearly perfect. Whatever opinion ho had of Its errors he would .sacrifice to tho pub lic good, and ho hoped' that every' member of tho convention who still had objection would on this occasion doubt a llttlo of his own infallibility, and for tho sako of unanimity put his name to this instrument. Hamilton added his plea. A few members, he said, by refusing to sign, might do in finite mischief. No man's idea could be more remote from tho plan than his were known to be; but was it possible for a true patriot to deliberate between anarchy and convulsion, on the ono side, and tho chance of good to bo ex pected from this plan, on tho other? From these appeals, as well as from Washington's solemn warning at tho outset, wo see how distinctly it wa realized that the country was on the verge of civil war. Most of tho mem bers felt so, but tt some the new gov ernment seemed far too strong, and therowere three who dreaded despotism even more than anarchy. Mason, Randolph, and Gerry refused to sign, though Kandolph sought to qualify id refusal by explaining that he could not vet make up his mind whether to op pose or defend the Constitution, when it should be laid before tho people of Virginia. He wished to reserve to himself full liberty of action in tho matter. That Mason and (Jerry, valua ble a their services had been in tho making of tho Constitution, would now go homo and vigorously oppose it, there was no doubt. Of the dele gates who were present on the last day of tho convention, all but these threw signed the Constitution. In tho signatures the twelvo States which had taken part in the work were all repre sented, Hamilton signing alone for New York. Thus after four month of anxious toil, through the whole of a scorching 1'hiladclpliia summer, after earnest but sometimes bitter discussion, in which more than once the meeting had scorned on tho point of breaking up, a colossal work had at last been accomplished, the results of which were most power fully to affect tho whole future career of the human race so long as it shall dwell upon the earth. In spite of tho high-wrought Intensity of feeling which had been now ami then displayed, grave decorum had ruled the proceed Fngs; ami now, though few were really satisfied, the approach to unanimity was remarkable. When all was over, it is said that many of tho members seemed awe-struck. Washington sat with his head bowed in solemn medita tion. The scene was ended by a char acteristic bit of homely pleasantry from Franklin. Thirty-three year ago, in tho days of Georgo II., before tho first muttering of tho Revolution j had been heard, ami when tho lrenen i dominion in America was still un- touched, before tho banishment of tho j Acadian or tho route of Ilraddock, j while Washington wa still surviving land in tho wilderness, while Madison was playing in tho nursery ami Hamil ton was not yet born, lranklin had endeavored to bring together the thir teen colonic in a federal union. Of the famous Albany plan of 1751, the first outline of a federal constitution for America that ever wa made, h was the principal if not the solo au thor. U hen he signed his name to tht Declaration of Independence in this very room, his years had rounded the full period of threescore ami ten. F.leven years more had passed, and ho had been spared to see tho noble aim of his life accomplished. There wa still, no doubt, a chance of failure, but hope now reigned in tho old man's breast. On the back of the President . quaint black arm chair there was em blazoned a half-sun, brilliant with its gilded rays. As the meeting was breaking up ami Washington arose, Franklin pointed to the chair, ami made it the text for prophecy. "As I have been sitting here all theno weeks," he said, "I have often wondered wheth er yonder sun is rising or setting. Hut now I know that it is a rising sunt" John j'ikc in Atlantic. Shoe for Ladles' Wear. A laco boot or shoe comes nearer fitting tho foot than any other. They clasp tho instep, keeping the sole of tho shot well up to the arch beneath, and stay tho ankle, 'both of which will enable the weaker to walk better ami with far more ease than when, as is always the case more or less with h buttoned shoe, there Is too much room given the foot to feel tho support of the shoe. Ladies who walk a great deal, especially those having high Insteps hollowed out underneath, will certainly find more ease in a laco short than in a buttoned one. Dealers will often tell us that they are not in fashion but they can always bo had or made. Skater need a laced hhoe for the same reasons. Gentlemen nre wiser than we in this respect. Tho majority of men hao learned to appreciate tho merits of a laco boot and now wear them. Hr'HUnt Hoiton Cats. Looking out in the street on day r V saw some cruel boy kicking a Tellov? kitten, says LvdiaVery in tho fcoston Transcript. SVo rescued It, and bring ing It Into tho house it put its little paws around my neck and licked my face, thus showing its gratitude. Cats are naitl to be less sagacious than dop. I remember one we had when children which would ftdlow us out into tha street, walk behind us to tho houso where wo spent the evening, sit on the doorstep till wo came out. and then follow us home. We have had several which could open different fastening with east. W e had ono that would fetch ami carry like a dog, run after a ball or irreen apple at any distance, bring it back in its mouth, and, do this a often as required. It has been said that dog have been taught to say several words. Wo have had cats which could say "No," "I don't," and "Now" as distinctly a persons. I have not tho least doubt that almost any animal could bo taught some word if continually In tho socuty of ono per son and petted. An Invalid lady who lived not far from u had a canary which would say: "I'm so, pretty. ' This bird died soon after its mistress. A gentleman in Salem had a tame robin which, constantly hearing tho phrase. "It's timo for William to wash," would say it after his wife. A stray cat, dropped by some unfeeling person, became the mother of four kittens, which she lodged in a neighbor hen's nest. These were drowned. Tho cat found food in our yard. Tho next brood of kittens were brought by her and put into a box under the porch. The box, lined with carpeting, was put thero for any stray cat and she found it, Cats aro sometime accused of being treacherous; this appearance is wholly owing to timidity. Whatever faults they may have may bo traced generally to tho way they are treated. If a cat is kept hungry she will be a thief, and 1 do not blame her. If she i struck and kicked she will use her claws, and who can blame her? If she Is left out in tho cold shivering sho will visit and often take up her abode with another which is kind to her. It does not be come man to accuse her of treaehery.for man is tho most treacherous of all ani mals. Hut whoever may neglect or ill treat them they have more friends than enemies. They are tho companion of tho sick anil lonely, tho pet of childhood ami age, and tho faithful servants of the man. I have a friend who, when Sambo Is asleep in her arm-chair, will take a less comfortable ono for fear of dis turbing him, like tho caliph who cut off the corner of hi costly robe to rise without awakening his favorite pet. I have another friend who all winter puts her cat, James Garfield, to bed In Ids barrel with a hot soapstone. Some may laugh at this, but is not extreme kimlucs far better than extreme cruelty. An artist friend has a cat called" Diogenes, which has far better lodgings than a tub. Another cat re joices m tho name of I'otiinoiLs Hal four. Jay Gould's; Outlawry. It begin to bo noised about that Jay (iotihl will astonish New York next winter with some magnificent receptions with which ho hopcu to take the social world by storm. Ho has found society unwilling to recog nize him In ordinary channels. Sev eral prominent clubs have declined to admit him to mciuhcrship, and even the Stock Exchange declines the hon or of his company. Hut tho old man has his money and his family, and does not mimf it for himself. It is I only on account of his boys that ho desires to break through the wall of prejudice. He had set Ids heart on his sou Georgo marrying into society, and it was a great disappointment when ho took up with a penniless actress. Hut he forgave him rendily, and tho two aro inseparable. They go up and down town together ami walk the street arm in arm, ami it is plain that the father would make any sacrifice to gratify tho son. So, if money will do it, tho boys will get into soefcty, ami in this case money is pretty certain to accomplish it. Society shut its door grimly against the elder Vanderbilt ami Astor, but opened them readily to the millions of their sons. It may not receive Jay GouldI question if ho care a ducat about it but when the boy shall come knocking for admis sion with f0,0XUH) jingling in their pockets, the golden knocking at tho door will bo found to be irresistible. Money alone can keep in tho social race. It used not to bo so, but it is undeniably so now. A. Y, Litter to I 'h ilulc I ih ia llcrord. Thero aro two brother living In Hlddcford, Maine, who bear tho name of John Weslie. Tim elder, when a boy, was stolen by Indian, and after a time lriven no for dead, ami a tomb stone was set up to his memory. In the meantime another son was born to the family ami named after the first John, who some years after was re turned to his famfly. In the family tho two boys are known a "Our John anil "Indian John." Esquimaux Joe, who acted a guide ami interpreter to so many Arctic ex petlitions, is supposed to have been drowned near Marble Island. Joe, his father-in-law, and his two brothers- in-law, left Captain Jalebert late last autumn in a whaleboat with deer meat to trade with some whalers anchored off Marble Island. No titling have ever been received of the lat or its occupants, and hence it Is concluded that all were lost In ono of tho Arctic hurricanes that sweep across the north crn seas. Fanertla on r,trt Cars. Y7hen tho street car was first opened In Mexico, an enterprising stockholder, Senor Gayosso, bought up all the hearse in the city. He then had funeral cars built for tho tracks, and procured the sole right to prepare passengers and haul them to their lat resting place. He is today one of the wealthiest men in Mexico. Tho first class funeral cars for adult aro built of fine black wood. A raised part is in the center of the car on which the coffin Is placed. A canopy, exquisitely finished, cover the entire car. the sides being artistically draped. From four to eight beautiful black horses, with long plumes on their heads, haul this strange car. The two drivers aro dressed in fine black suits, gloves ami high silk hat bound with wide crape bantls. lno colli n is placed on the rest prepared for it, ami all around and over llowers are placed. Following thl come a train of cars with the friend. The window are drained with white craps and the door with black. A funeral train will average twenty car and more, if it is a person of wealth who has died, but in tho hundred who fol low a body to tho grave cannot be found a woman or child. I hive asked the reason why no women ever attend funerals in Mexico. It is against tho rules of society. Mr. Gayosso says women are not allowed to go to funerals because they cry too much. However, a wife cannot go to her husband's funeral, nor can a mother follow its babe to the grave. There is a similarity in all tho funeral cars. Those for children are white, drawn by white horses. Those for tho poor are, like other things in this world for the poor, cheap ami shabby. Tho poor Indian can have a funeral car and two passage ticket for oO cent by applying to the police. Ho can even idre a plain, unpainted collln to carry tho dead to the grave. Once there, the hotly is wrapped In a serapo and consigned to a grave which has been rented for from two to llvo years, at tho end of that timo the grave is opened and the bleaching bone aro 'ast. Into a corner kept lor that pur oso, whero they lay bleaching in tho lot Southern sun, exposed to tho gaze of the public. Funerals cost from 50 cent to f 2,000. Ono of the prettiest custom in Mexico Is tho universal respect which greets a passing funeral. Every man, from tho millionaire to the poor half-clad peon, take off his hat until tho sad train has assed. Well-dressed senoras bow the heads and silently cross themselves. while tho Indian women kneel In prayer. City of Mexico Letter, An lloneat Portrait of Victoria. None of the published picture of tho queen give a correct idea of her sho is so much shorter than her photo graphs represent her. Tim pictures aro production of a photographic trick. In all full-length photographic portraits of the queen she is posed standing on a raised platform. The train of her tires is then brought around in front so a to conceal tho step on wlflch sho is standing, and by this means sho is made to appear fully four inches taller than sho is. Sho doe not look to be much over live feet two inches in height. Tho effect of even this height is lessoned by her stout ness. She is very stout, and when sho stood up tho other afternoon to receive Uetl Shirt at tho Wild West entertain ment sho way anything but an impos ing looking iigurc. I had a good ojh portunity then for fifteen or twenty minutes of seeing the chief ruler of En gland. There was no visitor to the Wild West show this year who was more plainly dressed than the queen. Sho rigidly adhere to black cashmere dresses and plain cloth capes except upon state occasions. It is said that hIio wears these soft cloth on account of her stoutness. Although sho is so stout she does not look at all apoplec tic. Her flesh look a hard as Iron. Indeed there is something very stolid and wooden-like in her figure and face. Tho photograph of courso flatter her greatly. I have not seen a photograph of her in London which shows a wrinkle in her face. Sho has but few lines In her face, but theso are very pronounced. Sho is very full under the eyes. Sho has tho "pop eyes" of a voluble talker. This fullness under tho eyes is criss-crossed with wrinkles. Her eye aro very largo. On each side of her noso aro two marked lines. Thero is not a wrinkle In her forehead and only a faint lino at tho corner of each of "her eyes. Her face show no sign of care, annoyance, or anxiety. It is a very cold face and has but llttlo expression when she smiles. Ac w York World. J. W. Seallen. one of the youngest of tho New York florists, I also one ol the most enterprising. He recently made a center-piece for Augustin Daly w hich was nineteen feet in diametcl ami contained 12,000 llowcr. A Genuine Magnetic Girl. A Heaver Falls (Fa.) voting woman of Third avenue is so full of electricity that at a recent experiment with a steel hairpin worn in her hair all day tho pin was so thoroughly magnetized that it held up sixty-nine needle when attached to It by tho point. When tho hair of the young woman is stroked in tho dark it emits sparks, ami when she walk In a quiet room a queer crackling noise rati be heard, a tf some one wa crushing nutshells. To touch her I to receive a shtx-k a from a magnetic battery, and It Is said that recently a young man put hi arm around her waist ami was knocked llat and almost paralyzed. The Countrj fJchool, atjd the rend er's Boy. Tha country school Is preeminently the farmer's school. In it tho gre: majority of tho farmers of to-day re ceived their education, ami in it tha great majority of those of tho next generation will receive tho whole of their schooling. I the country school dolug what It should for tho farmer's boy? la It giv ing to the boy who w ill remain on the farm that kind of an education which will be the best preparation for life's work? What is an education for? Why should a boy spend so much timo in tho school-room? Tho purpose of a boys' education I to fit him for hi work, whatever tiiat may be. Tho education given In a country school ought then to tit tho boy to bo a suc cessful farmer, for that is to be th 1rofesion of most country school ovs. What education does tho farmer! profession demand? Tho ability to read, write, and understand the En glish language and to make readily all .no ordinary numerical calculations connected with his business this I all, some say, that a fcirmer needs, and this is practically all that many of tho schools supply. Hut is this enough? Shall wo set the standard of education for tho farmer at tho very lowest notch? Shall wo in this way say that tho poorest education I sullclent for the farmer? Wo certainly do not think that farming i the occupation for which tho poorest education is sufllclenU Give the bov opportunity to become acquainted with tho thing around him. l'ut tho study of soils, plants, animals, etc., into your school. Ask your school-teachers to glvo in struction of this kind. Demand of them that they know enough to give such instruction in the riaht way. If you will demand only the best of teach ers for your children, you can have these tilings taught to them; but if you aro willing to take, year by year, tho young and ttoorly prepared teach ers, tho work will not and can not bo dono. You will have to pay roundly for such etlleient teachers; but will it not be tho best economy in tho long run, for aro they not to instruct your children for their whole life' work? American Agriculturist. . . . Bored by Ant. -- Tho most dreaded insect Invader I tho white ant. In Africa their house are dome-shaped mound often eighteen feet high. These insects erect pyramid ono thousand time higher than themselves! Tho ants on their travels so conceal their approach that their presence is not suspected until tho damage i done. 'I hey usually tunnel into any object which they attack, often reducing It to a mero shell. In this way they have been known to ascend within tho leg of a table, devour the contents of a box upon It, and descend through a tunnel bored in another leg, all in one night, an officer of the Knglish crmy while calling upon some ladle in Ceylon wa startled by a rumbling sound. The ladle started with affright, ami tho next instant they stood witk only the sky above them; tho roof had fallen in ami lay all about, leaving them miraculously unharmed! Tho ants had made their way up through tho beams, hollowing them out until a great part of tho framework of the house was ready to fall at the slightest shock. . Nicholas. A harRO City. If any ono were to walk one way through all tho streets of London, ho would be obliged to go a distance of two thousand six hundred, miles, or a far a it i across the American conti nent from New York to San Francisco. This will give an idea of what would have to bo done in order to see even the greater part of Loudon. In our approach to this city, a well a in our rambles through it streets, we shall not bo struck so much by it splendid and Imposing appearance a by its immensity. Go whero wo may, there seems to be no end to tho town. It is fourteen miles one way, and eight miles the other, and contains a popu lation of nearly four million'' people, which is greater, indeed, than that of Switzerland or tho kingdoms of Den mark and Greece combined. Wo are told on gootl authority that there are more Scotchmen in London than in Ktlinburgh. more Irishmen than in Dublin, and more Jew than In Pales tine, with foreigner from "all part of the world. Including a great number of Americans. Yet there aro so many Knglishmen In London, that one I not likely to notice tho presence of theso people of other nations. This vast body of citizen, some so rich that they never can count their money, ami some so poor that they never have any to count, eat every year four hundred thousand oxen, ono and a half million sheen, eight million chickens and game biros, not to speak of calves, hogs, ami different kind of fish. They consume five hundred mil lion oyster, which, although it seem like a large number, would only give. If equally divided among all the peo ple, onu oyster every third day to each jHTson. Thero are three hundred thousand servants in London, enough people to make a large city; but as this give only one servant to each tloen citizen,' It is quite evident that a great many of tho people must wait on them selves. Thing aro very unequally di vided in Lomlon; and 1 have no doubt that Instead of there being one servant to twelve persons, homo of the rich lord ami ladies have twelve scrvan: apiece. Frank U. Stockton in tit, Mtholai.