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STUBGIS. MEADE CO., «. ©. I. B. CROW.. PUBLISHES. RICHARD OARMIBFFA.EL, OF Queen Anne County, Maryland, has kept a diary for thirty years, and it shows that it has invariably rained on the 26th of July during that time. A CAIRO bachelor, who, the adver tiser said, Was "eiglity-seven years old, but rich," has received 250 applications from ladies willing to be his wife—and risk his dying pretty soon. AN extraordinary case of matrimony in India is reported. A boy less than ten years old has received from a Brahmin of Bengal the Brahmin's six aunts, eight sisters and four daughters in one batch. A baby bride was brought to the ceremony on a brass plate. THE Mexicans and Indians in Texas say that every animal has brains enough to tan its own skin, and so the latter, in the case of the wolf, panther, wild cat and some other animals, is mainly prepared by rubbing into the flesh side of it the brains of its former wearer. THE ancients designated the seven metals by the names of planets, be cause each was supposed to have some hidden relation, each being denoted by a particular symbol, representing both planet and metal. Gold was the sun silver, the moon mercury, Mercury copper, Venus iron, Mars tin, Jupi ter lead, Saturn. IT may be a surprise to many to learn that statistics prove the sea to be safer to live on than land. Tho death rate of sailors in the British merchant marine is under twelve per thousand the loss of life by shipwreck is about a quarter of this: in fact, there are more lives lost among miners from accident than among sailors, and many more among railway employes. THE Canadian weather-seer, Wig gins, thinks that tornadoes result from the effort of imprisoned lightning to break its fetters. He thinks a town thickly woven with overhead electric wires is in no immediate danger of de struction by cyclones. The struggling lightning, when it comes into contact with these conductors, will take to them, and go and hide itself in the ground. Great Wiggins! B. DEAN, of Jonesboro, Ga., has a block from a garden-gate post that was hewn out and placed in the ground in 1804. He made a visit to his sister in Baldwin County, and it was at her home that he secured the block from the aged yet serviceable post. The post was hewn out of a light wood tree, and is perfectly sound to-day. Mr. jDeaii says it is good for another eighty six years and perhaps longer. A European horseshoe is composed of three thicknesses of cow skin pressed into a steel mold and then subjected to a oliemioal prepai^tion. It is claimed for it that it is macli lighter, that it lasts longer and that split hoofs are never known in horses using it. It is perfectly smooth on the bottom, no calks being required, the shoe adher ing firmly on the most polished sur face. That ought to be a great shoe £or asphalt pavements. THE present Pope never leaves his own rooms until they have been swept and dusted, which is done as soon as he rises. He then closes all the doors and windows and takes the keys away iwith him. This has caused the rumor that he is concealing some treasure, but the real truth of the matter is that he wishes to prevent the recurrence of jthe troubles which arose in the time of |Pio Nono, when a regular trade was kept up in scraps of paper and other objects found in his rooms. A CURIOUS anaesthetic used by the Chinese has recently been made known by Dr. U. Lambuth in his third annual report of the Soochow Hospital. It is obtained by placing a frog in a jar of flour and irritating it by prodding it. Under these circumstances it exudes a liquid which forms a paste with the flour. This paste dissolved in water has well-marked anaesthetic properties. After the finger has been immersed in .the liquid for a few minutes it can be cut to the bone without pain being felt. PROF. JACOB GRIMM, the author of the most learned German grammar and, jointly with his brother, the best Ger man dictionary, says: "Among all the modern languages none has, by giving up and confounding all the laws of sound, and by cutting off nearly all the inflections, acquired greater strength and vigor than the English. Its full ness of free middle sounds, which can not be taught, but only learned, is the cause of an essential force of expression such as perhaps never stood at the command of any other language of men.*" THERE' are two kinds of divorces among the Mormons. One separates them for life and the other for the fu ture state. The Mormons regard a marriage as binding both in this life and the next, and, in order to be free both here and hereafter, the two kind* of divorces must be procured. This is a curious religious consideration which never enters into the ordinary trans- -actions of Chicago divorce courts. As I a rule, the men and women who get di vorcea are never curious as to the va-.: lidity of the decree in tho nest world, and they are in no apparent fear of tho success of any celestial attempt to bring divorced husbands and wives to gether again. WHAT is it to "tiddly-wink?" We do not know but whatever it is, at any rate the Supreme Court of Victoria has I decided that it is not libelous. A co loi.ial newspaper charged a shire coun 4-iiIor with having "tiddly-winked the shire funds.0 litigation ensued, and the Matter was carried on appeal to the highest tribune 1 in the colony, with the aforesaid results. Feme fifty English dictionaries were brought into court to enable the Judges to ascrtain what was the real meaning of the word, but "tjd ... i dly-winking" was not discoverable in any of them. So they accepted the defb nition of a witness, that the phrase conveyed to his mind the idea of "using little dodges to obtain one's own ends." An imputation of that sort, the court decided, was not necessarily libelous. CHICAGO people are proud of their city with reason its growth is quite unparalleled. It is less than twenty years since the city was destroyed by fire, and the rapidity and steadiness of its increase have been alike remark able, although a considerable part of its recent increase is due to the annex ation of suburban towns. If our popu lation doubles every twenty-five years, the ratio of inorease in Chicago is more than twice that of the country at large, for its population has been doubled since the census of 1880. This rapidity of growth is, of couse, often exceeded in the case of a "boom" but the interests of Chicago are not special or temporary. Its prosperity rests upon solid and durable grounds, and its growth, like that of New York, is an evidence of the prosperity of the nation. DK. RICHARDSON cites the Jews as a living example of sobriety. The re markable vitality of their race strikes hiiu as something astounding. Op pressed by cruel laws in the past, and living in abodes where others have died, yet they contrive to exist. The explanation, according to this indefatig able apostle of Hygeia, is that whit.-}! was given by Haller, a leading Germgi: doctor of the last century. It is, that they lead as a rule, simple lives, and are mindful of the expressive maxim in Proverbs, "Wine is a mocker." Dr. Herman Adler has pointed out that, although Judaism does not denounce the taking of wine in moderation, there runs through the Hebrew literature the strongest condemnation of intemper ance. it is. however, we are told, a mistaken idea that during Passover Jews are forbidden to take fermented wine. What is forbidden is the prod uct of fermented grain, for which rea son strict Jews at such a time are re strained from the use of such liquors as whisky. A RECENT expedition has gathered much interesting information relative to the numerous tribes inhabiting the Chin Mountains in Asia. Prom an official report it appears that some ot the tribes are almost as barbarous and ignorant as the savages of Central Af rica. They wear scarcely any clothes, and the historic figleaf accurately rep resents the full dress of some of the villagers. Their dwellings have no furniture they have no laws, no relig ion, and no government, except an in complete village system. Medical science and surgery are absolutely unknown. Their habits are repulsive. Certain tribes are confirmed drunk ards, consuming great quantities ol beer brewed by themselves. They, however, display remarkable mechan ical ingenuity, constructiug wonderful bridges on the cantilever principle. In some tribes the sole arms are small knives and bows and arrows. They are skillful archers, killing tigers and bears at eighty yards. The women ol all the tribes have their faces hide ously tattooed to prevent their being carried off by the Burmans. In a Georgia Swamp. Howell C. Jackson has returned to his home after having spent nearly twe months with a party of explorers in the wilds of the great Georgia wilderness, Okefenokee swamp, writes an At lanta correspondent. The woods that dot this swamp teem with bears, wild cats and panthers and the waters swarm with hideous reptiles and blood thirsty alligators, vying in size and ferocity with the crocodiles of the Nile. On one occasion Mr. Jackson and two of the party sailed up a small river to a lake inhabited by monster alligators. The boat had not reached the lake whon the alligators, of all sizes, could be seen, like huge logs of wood, lying lazily upon the marshy banks or perched on the trunks of rotten trees that had fallen into the water. As the boat shot around the curve and entered the lake there was a ter rible commotion in the tangled brakes on every side, accompanied by a mighty thrashing of the water, and a half dozen monsters of the inland sea rushed toward the boats, their gaping mouths wide open, their eyes glittering with ferocious desire. Three rifles were thrown to three shoulders, but before the triggers could be touched there was a violent twist given to the boat and the men came near being thrown into the water, which was literally squirming with alligators. Mr. Jackson, in looking over the stern of the boat, saw an immensfe alligator beneath it, and putting his rifle almost upon him, blew a hole into his head. At the report of the gun the ad vacing 'gators stopped in astonishment and the boat was hurried back into a safer latitude. On every side snakes, especially moccasins and rattlers, were met with, and the wailing note of the panthej? caused the blood to curdle. Fish of all kind were so plentiful that they could be caught so readily with a hook and line, biting at any sort of bait, that it grow monotonous to take them in this way. The natives shoot them with a bow and arrow. A Dinfiiited Hor.»e-Car Driver. He had been driving a horse-car for four years, and had got a little bit more wary-looking every day. "I can't stand it any longer," he said at last "I ain't a going to have any more women fitiding fault and claiming they didn't have courteous treatment." There was a woman standing on the next corner. Instead of the customary "Ride, ma'am V" he stopped his horses, dismounted from his perch, and gping toward the curbstone, lifted his ha* and inquired: "Do yon propose making use of this vehicle to day V" "Sir!" she said iu tones of astonish ment. "Do you wish to lido iu this horse car If so, I will gladly escort you to it, procure you a seat and hand your fare to the conductor. I aim to please." "Why, I never hoard such imperti nence she stammered. "I did intend riding on your car. but I shall cer tainly wait fgr the next one. And you may expect a complaint from me at the superintendent's office concerning your conduct, sir." He remounted the stool and p$tye$ his hat down over his eyes. 'Tain't no use! Ueddup!" was all Washington Past? Y •••if1' i- -M'. HOW TO APPEAR YOUNG. USE CARE IN CHOOSING YOUR COLORS AND STYLES. How Modern Dress HM Annihilated A|« —Popularity of Thin SIlK 81 rifts—Many Handsome Novelties In Autumn H»ts, Bonnet* and JDi-esses. NEW YOUK. September, 1890. EOPLE may come and people may go, but fashions go on changing forever. What is deemed stately and grace ful by one genera tion becomes stilted and ridiculous in the eyes of another. Why is it we mayn't be content with the frills and furbelows of our grandmas? Why is it the wadded hood of olden time must be ye placed by the .F re n li bonnet? The answer is that fashions are a part of our civilization, & and that, when a nation ceases to STILISH AXI) PRETTY. make changes in Its clothes, it either stands still or retrogrades. Par from being an evil, therefore, fashions are a blessing, a thing to be proud of, for a man who will think out a new style of neckwear will invent a new fire-arm, improve the steam engine, or perfect the electrical motor. So I would say to the beautiful creature whose life is one long dolce far niente, "Brava!" For it is far better to think chiffom than think noth ing at all. The season promises to close with a blaze of glory. The summer resorts are filled with crowds of graceful women whose gowns are genuine works of art, beautiful to look upon even before the blades of the scissors touch them but when made up, trimmed, ornamented, garnitured, and set off by flowers, lace, embroidery, ribbons, etc., tho resultant becomes a perfect resume of the world's progiess since the dawn of civilization. Thin silk stufTs are now at the height of their popularity, and so infinite is the variety, both of color and texture, in which they are put forth, that there is no difficulty in linding becoming shades. I was surprised to note the other day. to what extent modern dress has annihi lated age. 1 met Mrs. De 15. and her daughter at the Monmouth races. The mother wore an extremely becoming cos tume— a dark satin foulard, studded with flowers, with a beaded and em broidered jacket, having a high collar and plain sleeves, and a Tuscan straw bonnet, trimmed with black velvet and pink roses. The daughter wore a blue serge skirt, a white silk shirt, and over it a dark-blue velvet zouave jacket em broidered in gold, and a very pretty hat. But, some way or other, the costume ECCENTRIC BUT PLEASING EFFECT. didn't become her, and ,tlie consequence was she looked quite as old as her mother. It is wonderful to see how be coming tones had blotted out the twenty years" difference in their ages, and it only goes to show how careful we must be in choosing shades and colors, as well as shapes and styles. The lady in the initial wears a ver^y stylish and pretty costume, the dress being an old rose peau de soie made in a simple way, with bauds aud stripes on the sleeves, as well as large buttons of white silk. The sunshade is startling but effective, being of maize silk gauze, em broidered with moss-green butterflies, The hat is in white lace, trimmed with black feathers. The force of the en semble may be readily imagined. It makes up a very appropriate costume for grand stand, garden party, or regat ta, and would be sure to divide honors with the quieter but more elegant toilets. I notice that ladies of fashion cling most tenaciously to floral hats and gaudy parasols, even when they manifest an inclination to dress in quiet gowns. While these flower-trimmed hats are very pretty in their place, they are dan gerous headgear for a woman no longer young—accentuating age as they do. The gaudy parasols are almost always allowable, although they, too, serve to underscore lack of freshness and bloom. Naturally a man expects to find some thing worth seeing under one of these brilliantly colored and richly ornamented sunshades, and, in his disappointment, he is very apt to magnify the shock ho has received. "Look at that lady in this white serge, pver there. I mean the one with the magnificent sunshade," said I, to a male friend. "Don't you think she is rather flue-looking?" "I did before I saw .her," was the reply. The second illustration pictures a very becomingly shaped dress—a combination of steel-gray jmttr de soie with white crepe dc xnlc, embroidered with dark green and pale-green stripes pale-green largo balls and dark-green small ones, producing an extremely eccentric but most pleasing effect. AVit.li this costume are worn gray gloves unci a gray straw hat, trimmed with pale-pink roses and leaves. Gray hats have been very modish this season, especially when set off, by pink flowers or feathers. Lilac and white, and p$le gpon and pink, too, have been favorite combinations. I observed a great many black dresses at Monmouth Park the other day, but they were in al most every case relieved by scarlet jack ets or mantles, elaborately braided with gold or black. Some very pretty effects are attained by the use of the Figaro bodice over a blouse of soft silk. A be coming combination of this style may be made b$- having the bodice in heliotrope faille, outlined with cream-colored pointe de Venice, with the blouse in mousseliue chiffon of the same shade of heliotrope. At a recent wedding I saw what seemed to be a remarkably pretty costume—a shot apricot silk, trimmed with black lace in a very original manner, not only }n a deep flounce but also a rivulet down the lett sid,e of the ski it and a cape of lace, made very /all, falling over each shoulder and reaching to the elbow, and a Toby ruff at the throat. In the third illustration you will find an original costume, composed of cachan and white st riped surah, with very dark bronze stripes, and white pongee, the vo lants of the same showing bands of white roses embroidered in cachan peau de soie. Tho bonnet has a diadem of ivy. with two dark bronze cock feathers behind. White gloves are worn with this dress. This showy toilet is admirably fitted for fashionable summer resorts, where it would bo thoroughly appreciated by those able to judge of an artistic combi nation of color and material, in which the trained eye can always find so much to gloat over. A shape of headgear very modish just at present is the wide, flat brim in front, the back slightly turned up. Narrow strings are attached to the back, which are tied loosely under the chin. The favorite material just at tho close of the season is black chip, which may be trimmed with any shade of ribbons and featherssto suit the costume. There is some talk of long walking dresses. That Is, just long enough to call for a hand to raise the skirls grace fully from the ground but the timorous minded need not fear a revival of trail ing robes in lieu of street-sweepers. Walking boot.-* and shoes are altogether too elegant nowadays to be hidden from sight, and it would hardly do to lift a trailing dress high enough to display them. The costume pictured in the fourth engraving is composed of a very recher che combination of white veiling with gray gauze cascades and volant collar ette, etc. Eands of indigo faille, em broidered with pale-green leaves, extend the whole length of the dress, as repre- W 'idpl AN ORIGINAL COSTCME sonted. The sleeves aro in plain indigo faille, bouffant, and plisse. A pale-green gauze bonnet, trimmed with daisies and black satin stripes, completes this hand some tnih't for casino, hotel veranda, or grand stand, It will be noted that small bonnets are generally worn with these rich, outdoor loilets. and much thought is bestowed upon them. The fillet bonnet Is likely to prove a great favorite the coming sea son, consisting of three strips of velvet made to fit. around the head like the fillets of the Grecian coiffure, only set back aud not front. These three fillets are fastened with some real or mock gem, fro in which tho strings start. The effect of these dainty bits of headgear is to accentuate the graceful contour of the head, and enhance tho beauty of the hair, which may be displayed in all" its native or borrowed luxuriance. I was nearly stifled the other day by the strong and penetrating perfume used by a lady sitting beside me on the grand stand, it was positively suffocat ing. Don't, unless you want to be set down for a nonvello riclie, which is the horror of horrors, you know, just now— don't, I say, put strong periume on your handkerchief, or, better yet, any per fume at all. Heliotrope, violet, white rose, stephanotis, or some delicate odor is allowable, but your clothes must ex hale it. It must come from nowhere in particular you must leave a trace of it behind when you leave the room, and bring a suspicion of it with you when you enter the room. In a word, you mustn't seem to use perfume in the or dinary sense of the term that's vulgar that's common. You must seem to bo shedding a sweet odor, as a bunch of violets does, in a sort of mysterious way, A VERY RECHERCHE COMBINATION. not more perceptible near by you than several feet away. It is not an easy thing to do, but the art is delightful after you have learned how to practice it, for you feel instinctively that you are exercising a hypnotic influence on those about yon.—Daixy Dart, in Chicago Led ger. ~TJie "TiJtfsor Fiali." One of the scarce fish pu the Banks of Newfoundland is called "trigger iieh." The name is given on aocount of the peculiar construction of the dor sal iin, the lirst spine of which is very strong, roughened ia front like a file a id hollowed out behind for a second much smaller spine, which has a pro jection fitting into a notch of the first at its base. These two spiues can only be moved simultaneously, and the first cannot be forced down unless the second has baen depressed previously, hence the naino "trigger fish." It has a very rough and tough skin. It is said that the carpenters of the West Iudia Islands used the skin in prefer once to sandpaper, claiming it is more lasting aud better adapted for polish ing hardwood. A Literary Kouiance. Wiiiks—I understand the woman you are going to marry has been en gaged to you for ten years. Jinks—Yes. You see I am a news paper writer by profession, and her proud father said I could not have his daughter until I could show him my name at the head of an artiole in some great magazine. Well, I went to work and soon got an article accepted, but it was ten years before it was published. '•JLs which yard did you lose the ball, my V "T3^e one with the dog in." 'mMm MHWiattM BURGLARY AS AN ART. THE HOUSEBREAKER AND HIS INGENIOUS METHODS. His Kit Of Tools—Robbing Hotel Goeste— The Safe-Breaker—How He Opera tea Unique Methods of Celling Into Safes and Securing f-'afe Combinations. HE burglar of yes terday is not the burglar of to-day the highway rob ber of Hounslow Heath is not the footpad of the pres e n a e e e has been a deterio ration with the lat ter, and the bril liant and dashing Jack Bheppards, Dick Turpius, and others of their ilk have given place to vulgar, brutal thugs who are as cow ardly as they are ungallant. The hu man scale of courage and originality in this class of crime seems tc be a de scending one as civilization advances. There are two classes of burglars house-breakers and safe-blowers. In slang parlance, the former "cracks a crib," the latter "bursts a gopher." hi1'" iuj i ri 3. J-. I I *i .•£ fc u i Aft. i„ 1 wi- The one may be a sneak-thief and a very ordinary criminal, but the other is almost always a man of some educa tion, heaps of patience and pluck, and a gentleman in appearance and envi ronment when at leisure. Hotel thieves are more adept, cau tious, and take more risks. Their re wards come rich and quickly, and as they usually lodge at the hotel where they operate, they are rarely suspeot ed. Their kit of tools is a simple one, and its contents are given in the ac companying cut. No. 1 is known as the "widdy." This instrument, 'run through a kev-hole or gimlet-hole, can throw back any mortise spring or sliding bolt in use. It will operate the finest night-latch. No. 2 is used on sliding bolts only. No. 8 catches the bolt. No. 4 nips the key. The safe-burglar is a king in his pro fession. He may be a graduate from humble grades of orime, or he may be especially adapted to his peculiar line of work. He must be sly as a fox, active as a ferret, possessed of a hare's fleetness and the strength of a lion. His eye must be keen enough to de tect the gamester's thumb-marks on the ace of clubs, his ear trained deli cately, his hands soft as velvet, yet capable of giant effort, so that he could clasp a diamond bracelet. a ladv's wrists as nicely as he would close steel handcuffs over a felon's hands. He must be a draughtsman, a mechanic, an expert in the use of dangerous ex plosives. His kit of tools he cannot buy. Many of his jimmies must be self-constructed or wrought piece by piece, and his drills must be secured A BCBOLAR'S KIT OF TOOLS. with caution^ for the mere possession of burglars' tools is considered a felony. Some time since, a Chicago cracksman was arrested with the finest kit of tools ever captured in that city. They comprised a marvel of beauty^ utility, and compactness. There were sectional jimmies or orowbars, sq made that in separate pieces they could be carried in vest pockets. There were drills of the finest temper and manu facture, steel saws and chisels that cost many hundreds of dollars, muftiecl hooks attached to ropes to cross from roof to roof, and a steel and silk ladder a hundred feet long, and yet so com pact that it could be hidden in a coat sleeve. There was, too, five hundred dollars' worth of dynamite, the burglar having broken into a powder-house to secure it. When arrested, he claimed that the drills were for use in mining, and the ladders were mere fire-es capes, and he actually got free of the charge of having burglars' implements in his possession. The modus operandi of a safe-bur glary is easily described. The safe is "spotted," and the store where it is located is watched closely for several days and nights. Having left a man i CRACKSMEN' AT WORK—IUFLTXO A SAFK, POOS UNFASTENED. on watch for the police or other in? traders, the working burglars approach the rear of the store. They either force a door, or apply a sheet of paper covered with glue or molasses to a pane of glass in a window. This Smashes in without a noise. Once in side, they begin operations by boring hole in the safe above the knob, or hey putty the cracks about the door, and with a bellows blow the powder inside the safe. Where dyna mite is applied, the dualirie brand is used, a small piece being employed, then a fuse is attached, a couple, of III i Uilti i LuLiZklliiy# y di i t'ilV .1' DOUBLE HOTEL LOCK. wet blankets tied around tlift efefe to deaden the noiso of the explosion, tho fuse is ignited, and the burglars with draw to a safe spot. Usually, the safe door is blown clear across tho room. The safe is then rifled, and the cracks men retire with their booty. Perhaps the most dreaded and -V- •~-r 'ft dangerous implement ever devised for burglarious purposes is the drag. This instrument was operated on the principle of a jack-screw. It would be clamped upon a safe, and a child could turn the crank that drove four expanding arms of steel into a hole in the safe, tearing lining, plates, and all to a shapeless mass in an ex ceedingly brief space of time. It was noiseless, too, and for a time tho police were at a loss to guess how the work ffiXBfa XBB WIRE. was done, until one of these unique implements was accidentally discov ered in the possession of a burglar. Time-locks which are so adjusted that they cannot be opened until a specified time, and the new swinging door safe have done much to protect banks. An almost impregnable safe is now in use. It has a door that is liingeless, which, when open, is swung on independent arms of steel. It has rubber flanges, is made of some sixty alternate plates of iron and steel welded transversely, and the burglar bores through one plate only to break his drill point on the next one. The inside iron safe box is formed of a con tinuous roll of steel that forms the back of the safe, and, air-proof and fire-proof, it defies the burglar, unless he has several days in which to force it. Aside from the use of toola, the burg lar can only rely on opening a safe or vault by learning" the combination. This has been done by unerewing the disc and placing a piece of paper under it, the combination disc marking the paper with circles: and also by ap plying a fine needle to a piece of wax, and adjusting it to the disc. The DRAWING TBS BOLT. needle would scratch the surface of the safe, and give a clue to the burglar. It has even been attempted to watch a cashier open a safe from across the road thrpugh a field glass of powerful magnifying intensity, and thus learn the combination. The real genius in this line, how? ever, was the man who could walk to a safe, turn the combination knob, close his eyes, listen attentively, and within five minutes open the door. The police were astonished at the deft act, but the man smilingly exhibited his finger nails, trimmed olose to the quick, and claimed that his sense of touch wa3 so delicate that he could feel the slightest vibrations of the knob, and thus deter mine the combination numbers. A large safe was once screwed up on a pivot-center by a burglar almost as proficient, until the slightest vibration in the street without would affect a water level he had adjusted to the safe. Then he manipulated the knob, caught inside Vibrations, guessed the combi nation from the same, arid opened the Safe burglars are fewer re«ently than in years past. Better police pro tection and trusted watchmen defeat the criminals, and chilled steel plates and hingeleSs doors demand time and risk which the burglars would rather devote to train or bank robberies. mm** THE LITTLE POLKS. Waft Ioi a Mint*" Jthave a gallant, lover— He's true as true can ba J|ut it's corno to this, when I He always sftya to me, "Walt ties a raintt. a® does not love another— S V/" fi' 'iin w'l s-JMz w i HJa beart is all my own TH I grieve to know, when ho teMta DM That mine to him has flown— "Wait deB a uUuit." 4- 81B face ia very fair, HI a eyea are violet bin*, And the light they send as on me they bend 'Most breaks my heart In two— "Wait dea a minlt." Hla h&lr ia like the sun That sfatnea upon the dew, Hut he likes not girls, and Iu U* ourls, With words that pierce ine tnronab— Wait des a mlnit." V Whenever I talk of love, jA« moonlight or by day, •'. iff- Be just looks at me, and iu wookiug ..Remarks, and runs away, v Wai dea a mi nit." i. I'll tell you what I'll do To panleh this young mail* When he wants a wifo, if It thtl lif* I'll say to tho youn« woman,J "Wait dee a minit.'V •Sandy Broad, in Harper's Weshlif^ «'Pol-o-I.lnk'8 Lesson. link, or Lincoln, Libby was such merry boy that he went by the name of "Ilob-o-Link" at home. He was not only merry, but care leas he wanted everything "handy," as he expressed it, which made a great deal of work for somebody for his caj aud mittens were nearlv always dropped on the table or in a chair "to have 'em handy," it was such a bother to hang 'em up his muddv rubber boots were kicked off under the table, for he "would want 'em again pretty soonhis books and slate were flung on the lounge to be ready when Aunt Kitty got time to assist him in his les sons his rubber ball scudded about on the sitting-room carpet, kites and snowshoes dangled from the hall hat rack, his bat-stick stood in the um brella-stand, so he might"*'catch 'em on the fly" when he rushed out to meet a boy. Whenever he went out or in he left the door open, only a minute he was going right in or out again, and 'twas such a bother to alwaynrshut a door"—. never thinking that in the "minute" of a winter's day more cold air would rush into the house than oould be warmed iu half an hour. Grandma told him he ought to live in a saw-mill. If he peoled an apple—which he didn't very often," 'twas suoh a bother" —the skins were left in the pretty apple-dish or thrown out of the win dow on the grass—"Tam the goat would eat W—to Aunt Kitty's dis gust. That same Tam would wriggle be tween the barnyard bars at night, and •come beneath the window in Bob-o' Link's chamber over the kitchen for all kinds of eatables, which for him included everything, from apple-cores and banana-skins to tattered hats and the soles of Link's old'shoes. But he got "handsomely come up with," grandma said, last summer for this last slovenly habit, as you will see. There was a wonderful Fourth o' July celebration in the little town, last year, and Bob-o'-Link was very anxious to begin the day early. But he never could wake in the morning without a shaking. He did not want to disturb any one in the house, so he hired Billy Dole—u a real nighthawk" for a spotted marble and a spread partridge tail, to wake him, by pulling a string tied around his great toe, as he had heard of other boys doing. The string was a stout hemp oord, and in the end, tossed out of the open 'window, Bob-o'-Link made a large slip-loop. 'Twould be ^andv for Billy to put his hand in to pull.-*' He tied the other end to his toe in a bow-, knot, he thought, but in the dark the end slipped through and made a hard one. Along in the night there came suoh a vicious twitch on the line that it brought Bob-o'-Link out of bed in a twinkling. "Ow-ow-ow-w-w! Stop thati Billy Dole, or 111— Ughl ugh! Ooo-ool You'll saw my toe offl" And Link hopped heavily on one foot toward the window. He could not uutie the knot, and he had lost his jack-knife the day before—' laid it down somewhere to De handy.' His toe was "'most choked to death,", and felt as though 'twould burst, while the line kept sawing it pitilessly. "I'll lick ye to-morrow, Billy Dole,! if 'tis Fourth o' July!" he groaned. "lou're just as mean as a Noo-oo-ugh! Help! Help, somebody 1" The tugs came faster and fiercer, and seizing claw-foot of the old-chest-of-drawers, Link rolled on the floor and shouted with all his might, which soon brought the whole house to the scene of trouble. Not Billy Dole, but naughty Tam was found at the other end of the line. Toward midnight h© had felt a crav ing to inspect his master's rubbish heap and wriggled through the "fence. In nosing over the pile he had run one of his long horns through the slip-loop and got caught. Bob-o'-Link could not celebrate that Fourth o' July, for his toe was so. bad ly swelled and lacerated that he could not get his shoe on, and had to hobble about in grandma's big worsted slip per. But lie learned a lesson which he has not forgotten yet.-—YoiftJi't Companion. Why Choate Did Not Oefond Profiiiior Webster. It has often been wandered whv Choate was not employed to defehel Professor Webster against the charge of killing Dr. Parkman—tfye moist noted crimina} trial in the annuls of New England, if npt of the whole country—and it has sometimes been said that the great advocate shrank from the odium of securing the acquit tal of the culprit. But is now known that, al chough urged by Franklin Dexter, one of the leaders of the bar, who believed Webster innocent and wanted him defended fen that ground, and by Charles Sumner, who took a similar view and urged the defense in the interest of humanity, Choate would not accept the case, because he would not undertake to declare that Webster did not kill Parkman. The alterna tive plea of justifiable homicide in self defense, or of manslaughter by reason of sudden altercation, wai the only one which Choate would accept: But Professor Webster arid his advisers would not agree to this L'ae of defense,' and the consequence was that he lost the services of the great advocate, who would probably fcave sjjved* lm life had he been allowed the onty method of defense which accorded with IU1* convictions of policy and of truth Arena, ^'ticle in a scientific paper tells how to prevent railroad accidents.* Another way is to abolish the railroads and travel by water.