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Oh, I know a pertain woman who is reckoned with the good, But she fills me with more terror than a raging lion would. Hie little e'.iills run up and down my njiiue whene'er we meet, r Thongh she Roeros a gentle creature aud she's very trim and neat, And she has a thousand virtues and not one acknowledged sin. Knt she i the sort of person you could liken to a pin. And she pricks you, and she sticks you, in a way that can't bo said--When you seek for what has hurt you, why, you cannot And the head. J5ut she nils you with discomfort and exasper ating p in-- If anybody ask- you why, you really can't explain. A pin is sivh a tiny thing of tha; there is no cloubU- ! Yet, when it's ciiekiiij; in your flesh, you're ! wretched till it's am. j f KUe is wonderful iyoi we. viug -whtu she nie.-ts a pretty j-Mrl ! !. is always sure t: tell her if her "lianjf" i ! out of cuvl. Ai.d she is f.o yinpathetic: to her friend. who's much admired, she is often heart rniirkinj, ''Dear, you look so worn and tired '." And shij is a carffiil criiie. for ou yesterday she eyed The new dress I was firing with a woman's natural pride. And she said. -'( u, hurt lwvoiuing '." and then softlv abided, -It Is i-eally a niisfur.une thai the basque is suck a fit.' Hicu she sii.!. -If u lia-i heard nie yester- eve, l'n! s:!-c. my friend. v on would say I sm champion who knows hnw to def ml." And she left me wii'j tile feeling most na- l asaat. 1 avi That the t hole world would despise ine if it had not been for her. Whenever I encounter her, in sach a name less way She giv-, roe the impression I am at my worst that day. And the hat that as imisirted ('and that cost me half a sonnet) With jnst one glance from her round eyes be comts a Bowery ton net. She is always bright and smiling, sharp and shining fi r a thrust Use docs not seem to blunt her point, nordftes she (i.tther rnst. Oh ' I wish some hapless specimen of man kind would begin To tidy np the world for me, by picking np this pin. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, in the Century. A TOCCHTNG lilrTLE INCIDENT RELATED BY A FAMOUS NOVEIX3T. I say nuto yon, that there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine righteous persons who need no repent aw-c. Li ke xv., 7. One evening in November, on the eve f Sainte Catherine's Day, the iron gate j of the prison at Auberive rolled back on ' its hinges and gave passage to a woman of about thirty years of age. She was dressed in a faded woolen gown and wore on her head a white linen cap, ad justed in strange fashion round her pale features, whose wan expression betrayed long detention and meagre fare. Her fellow prisoners had nicknamed her the Bretonne, no doubt because she was a native of Brittany. Condemned for the henious crime of infanticide, she had been brought to the House of Detention in a prison van exactly six years ago and had just been set free.having served her time. After getting back her old clothes and receiving at the greffe or registry the ridiculously small sum of money set aside for her by the prison authorities in return for six long years of nnre lil ting hard labor, she was n w at 'ast once more free, with her passp rt sig i -d for Langres. The coach, hotuver, for this latter place lias already left. T.mid and awkward, she directed her faltering steps towards the nearest inn and with, a tremulous voice inquired if she could re accommodated for the night. The inn-keeper, who little cared to house "birds of that feather," advised her to push on to the wine shop at the other end of the village. The Bretonue, more awkward and timid than before, went on her way and knocked at the door of the wine shop, a mere pot-house for navvies, The publi can's wife eyed her mistrustfully from head to foot, and guessing that she had just, left the tVntrale, or prison, sent her off with the excuse that she did not take in lodgers. Not daring to insist, the poor woman turned awav with drooping head, while a feeling of anger rose in her heart aguinst those who thus drove her from their door. She had only one thing left to do, and that was to reach Lnnsfres on foot. Night, however,, sets iu early towards i tha sil i fA XT. i,-..rl u.t n-. i 41ia4- ilm-1'ii...u ' yj' .tmciuuvi, m Hint vm.i ivii. soon overtook the wayfarer on the dusky road that extended far away through the lonesome wood and tin; north wind blew keen among the swaying trees, scattering large heaps of dead loaves by the way. 1 uiing the six long years she had spent in solitary confinement, the Bretonne had lusf the habit of walking. Her joints were its if knotted and her feet, unused to any but wooden shoes, were cramped in the leather ones she had on.' After getting over a league or so of ground her heels were sorely blis tered and she felt already tired out. She sank down on a heap of stones, shud dering at the thought that she might have to die of cold and hunger in so dark a night, and with such a nipping blest that chilled her to the bine. Suddenly, along the solitary road, and in the pauses of the cold north wind, she thought she heard the drawling tones of somelxxly singing in the dis tance. She listened eagerly and was soon convinced that she caught the sound of one of those dear, monotonous snatches of nursery rhymes with which children are nursed to sleep. Rising to her 'feet she went in the direc tion" of the voice, and at the turn of a cros-road leheld a red light glimmer ing through the branches. Five min utes after she readied a clay-built hovel, the roof of which, covered with clods, leanexl against a rock, and whose only window gave passage to a flickering ray. With anxious heart she resolved to knock at the door. As soon ns she had done so the singing ceased and a peasant wo man came to the threshold. She was of about the same age as the Bretonne, but worn and wasted with field labor. Her short gown, which was rent in places, showed her dark, sun burnt skin; her reddish hair fell in dis order from underneath a lit tle cloth cap, nd her gray eyes looked with astonish ment at the stranger, whose face had, m fact, something unusual in its pallid expression. "Good evening," said the peasant wo man, raising tho lamp she held in her hand; "what do you want i" , am ready to drop and can go no further," murmured the Bretonue, with a sigh of deep anguish; "the town is yet fnr off, and if yon'd lot me put np VOL. XV. NO. 23. here for the night, 'twould be a real blessing. I've money, and would glad ly pay you for your trouble.'' "Come in," said the peasant, without much hesitation; "but," she added, more out of curiosity than from any mistrust, "why didn't you stop at Au berive ?" "Thev wouldn't take me in," she an- ! swered. And, easting down her blue ! eyes, the Bretonne, as from a sense of duty, added; "Because, yon see, I ve just left tha Centrnle, and that doesn't give people confidence. " "Ah ! Well, come in all the same. I've little to fear any way, having had nothing but misery for my lot. It would be unreasonable to leave a Chris tian Out of doors in such cold weather. I'll make you up a bed with a strewing of heather." The peasant woman went to a shed and brought in several armfuls of dry heath, which she spread in a corner near the chimney -place. "You live alone here ?" .ventured to ask the Bretonne. "Yes, with my Jit Je girl, ho is near upon sevea. I e; m for both of us by working in the w od." , "Your 'man' is dead then ?" "I never had one' bluntly reioiued I La Fleuriotte, "the poor girl has no father. Well, you know, we all have i our troubles. There's your bed now, ! and here are two or three potatoes I which were left from supper. 'Tis all I ' have to offer you." She was interrupted by a childish i voice, which came from behind a plank partition forming a kind of dark closet ; in one of the corner of the place. "Good night !" added. La Fleuriotte, ! "I'll be looking after the little one, I who's getting scared. Try to sleep ! well : She took the lamp and sought the ad joining closet, leaving the Bretonne in the dark. The latter had stretched herself ou the sweet heather. After eating her frugal meal she tried to close her eyes, but sleep would not come to their tired lids. Through the partition boards she heard La Fleuriotte chatting in a low voice to her little one, who had been wakened by the arrival of the stranger aud would not go to sleep again. La Fleuriotte fondled and coaxed and kiss ed her darling with endearing words, the artless expression of which moved the poor Bretonue in an unwonted man ner. It summoned np a confused ma ternal instinct still slumbering in the breast of one who had been condemned for stifling her new-born babe. She was alive to the fact that, if things "had not turned out badly," her own little one would now be about as old as that little girl. A motherly yearning roso in her beating heart. Her feelings, so long chilled, were rouse 1 to their inmost depths by this haunting thought and sound of that sweet childish voice; a melting softness spread throughout her oemg ana sue had a good mind to give wav to tears. "Now, my darling," said La Fleur iotte "go to sleep like a good girl, and if you do I'll take you to-morrow to Sivinte Catherine's Fair.". "Sainte Catherine is the festival for little girls, isn't it, mamma ?" "Yes, my dear." "Is it true that ou that day Sainte Catherine brings pretty things to child ren f" "Yes, sometimes." "Why, then, doesn't she ever bring some to me, mamma ?" "Because we live so far away, and then again we are too poor." "Then she only brings toys to the rich, does she f Why ? I should like to have some, too." "Well, some day, if you are a good girl and go to sleep, she may perhaps bring you some also." "Oh, then I'll go to sleep right off, so she may bring me some to-morrow." A stillness followed. Then the soft, gentle breathing of both mother and child showed that they had fallen asleep together. But the Bretonne could not close her eyes. A feeling at once poignant and tender clutched at the heart, and more than ever before at any time of her life she thought of the defenseless, harmless little creature she had ruthlessly stran gled. This dread, remorseful feeling lasted until the first streak of dawn. At break of day La Fleuriotte and her child were still fast locked in each other's arms. The Bretonne noiselessly crept out of the hovel, and making the best of her way back to Auberive, slackened her steps only when she reached the first houses of the small place. She slowly walked up the only street in the village, intently g. zing at the sign-txwrds over each shop. At last one of these signs arrested her attention. She knocked at the shntters and the door was soon opened. It was one of those little country stores, where, lx'sides a variety of haberdashery "wares, cheap second-hand toys may bo bought, cardboard dolls, Noah's arks and baa lanilis. The amazement of the woman who kept the store was unbounded when she saw the Bretonne buy up and pay for the whole stock. The Bretonne was proceeding with a joyful heart on her way back to the hovel, when a heavy-gloved hand fell upon her shoulder. She started, and, on turning round, shuddered to nnd herself face to face with a corporal of gendarmes. The wretched woman had forgotten that all liberated convicts were forbidd n to remain in the pre cincts of the Central House of Deten tion. "Instead of xagaboudizing around here, you ought to have already reached Langres," said the military man in a gruff voice. "Come, be off!" She wanted to explain, but it was of no use. A cart was put into requisition ; she had to get up into it, and away went tho horses, under escort of one of the gendarmes. r . ft The cart jolted mercilessly along the frozen road. The poor Bretonne, with a half-broken heart, clutched her little parcel of playthings in her benumbed fingers. Soon, at a turn in the road, she discovered the path which entered tho wood. Her heart leaped, and she besought the gendarme to stop for a minute. She had a commission, she said, for La Fleuriotte, a woman who lived there, close by. She reought with such an earnestness of mauner and feeling, that the gendarme, who, after all, was a good natured fellow, allowed himself to be swayed by her entreaties. The cart was stopped, the horse was tied to a tree, the gendarme and his prisoner got down and they went up the path that led to the hovel in tho wood. La Fleuriotte was busy chopping wood iu front of her door. When she looked up and caught sight of the woman whom she had housed on the previous evening in the hands of a gendarme she stood with mouth wide open, like one petrified. "Hush:" ejaculated thO Bretonne, ns she put her finger to her lips. "Is the little one still asleep i" "Yes; but " "Carry these toys softly to her bed side, and tell her that Sainte Catherine sent them to her. I went buck to Au lerive to fetch them, but it seems I had no right to do so, and I am being taken on to LnngroB." "Holy mother of God ! " exclaimed La Fleuriotte. "Hush !" NEWS They all drew near the !ed where the child lay. The Bretonne took the cardboard dolls, Noah's arks and hna-lnmbu t,-ottv..,l j them gently over the coverlet, kissed j the thin, naked ami of the yet slumbcr- i ing child, and then, turning towards the ! gendarme, who quickly brushed a tear ! from his eye, quiety said : j "Now we can go on our wuy. " j Andre Thecribt. LUXURY OX WHEELS. j Mix Geo. H. Pullman's Fine Coach. ' in which Nhe Travels. j From the Philadelphia Press.) ! Mrs. George H. Pullman, the wife of j the Pullman Pala-.-ft Car Prince, 1ms ar j rived at her Long Branch cottage. Her j husband is on his way home from Eu i rope and is expected to reach here on ! Sunday. After that the Pullmans will i do considerable entertaining here dar . ing the season. Mrs. Pullman came in I a private car, accompanied by several ! Chicago ladies and by her children. ; This magnificent car is sidetracked here, j so that whenever she should be so dis j posed she can journey with comfort to any of the other summer resorts. A I great many seem to believe that the lady ! travels about with a train of cars, but, j as a matter of fact, she oidy has this ! coach. It is a comparatively new one, and a party of ten or fifteen can live in it as comfortably as they could in the Pullman cottage here. At the rear en trance to the car is a reception room. The decorations of it are magnificent and are of an Oriental character. In one corner there is an elegant desk, and arranged about the room are a lot of up right chairs and a lounge. A secret re cess is in one of the walls, and access to it is obtained by touching a spring, by which the wall is transformed into an elaborately carved sideboard filled with the finest wines and liquors. Some of Mr. Pullman's cognac cost him over $50 a quart, and is imported by himself di rectly from France. He has brandies and whiskeys that are half a century old, and people who have enjoyed his cigars after an evening banquet say that they are simply delightful to contem plate. Mr. Pullman buys the most ex pensive obtainable, and they are made according to his directions. Then they are taken and wrapped in leaves of dif ferent flavors, and kept at least a year before used. His own particular cigar is wrapped in orange leaves. Immediately back of this reception room which I have just described is the drawing room of the car. It occupies nearly one-third of the space. Of course, it is beautifully furnished, aud in it are a stationary piano and a stand of music. Nearly every evening while Mrs. Pull man is travelling there is music. Her twin sons, who have just attained their twelfth year, play delightfully on the violin, and most of the time their moth er accompanies them on the piano. She is an excellent pianist, and while the car is rattling along at tke rate of a mile a minute the mother and the two chil dren are enjoying themselves over their melodies with as much comfort as if they were in the parlor of their handsome residence in Chicago. Leading from this drawing room are the sleeping apartments, and then come the dining room and kitchen. Two cooks, a butler, J two waiters, a elmmltermaui, una two ladies' maids always accompany Mrs. Pullman. A new car, said to be tho most mag nificent that has ever been constructed by tho Pullman Company, has just been completed for the family's use. With the interior furnishings, its cost is said to have been $150,000. This is the twelfth season that Mrs. Pullman has spent at Long Branch, and her twin loys were born here. In commemora tion of that event she was very anxious to come here in her new car, but owing to Mr. Pullman's prolonged absence abroad she could not do so, for it is not to be used until her husband has thor oughly inspected it. She herself has i uissed her approval upon it, but Mr. 'ullman's practical eye may discover several things wanting, and the car re mains in the works at Chicago until he can find time to go out to see it. A BOY'S REVENGE. How He Matte Life a Burden to a Supercilious Bank Teller. Ths BoltitiHtre Amerkan tells this story of a lxry : There is in Washington a small loy, not more than, ten years of age. whose indulgent mother keeps him well supplied with pocket money. This young m-n opened an account with the local savings bank some time ago, and April 1 he had on deposit there nlxmt $35. Two or three days later he had a falling out with the teller of tho institu tion. For nearly a week he tried to think up some method for settling the score and at last he hit upon a plan. He went to the bank and drew out 30 from his store. Then ho went over to the Treasury building, which is just across the street, and got his three "tens" converted into thirty "ones." Next he prweeded to make out thirty deposit slips, each for one dollar. These he carried to the bnk, one at a time, compelling the jxior teller to make thirty separate entries in his Iwoks. The next day this young fiend again drew out 830. Again he visited the Treasury, but this time he had his money changed into silver quarters, bright from the mint. One hundred and twenty deposit tickets were then prepared, and a cor responding number of entries had to be made in that unfortunate teller's big Ixwks. Then for three days an armis tice was declared, but at the end of that time $30 was again drawn out, and this time when the boy visited the Treasury building it was dimes that ho wanted. The regulation deposit slips were pre pared once more, and the teller gritted his teeth when he saw that he was again to be made the victim of that boy's vin dietiveness. At last the 300 dimes were all in the bnnk, and the young villain prepared to reduce the store of h?s wealth to nickels, but he was notified that the bank would insist upon the 30 days' notice allowed by law, and for a time the teller rests. Very t'ostly Teeth. I was in a dentist's office up-town the other day where a woman was seated in the chair, when I noticed a flashing light from the jsniit of one of her front teeth which struck me as being the re flected rays from a diamond. I said as much to the dentist when he came to speak with me, and he astonished me by replying: "That is just what it is. It is frequently the case that we have ladies come here whose front teeth are so badly injured that filling them with gold produces a disagreeable appearance. By putting in a small diamond with a gold setting the disfigurement is less noticeable. I had a remarkable case not long since. A wealthy California gentleman brought to me his daughter to have her teeth examined. One of her upper front teeth had the peculiar formation of a pearl. The pearl was not complete but was sufficiently de fined anil distinct so that there could be no mistake alout it. The companion tooth was badly decayed and her father desired to have a diamond set iu it. The young lady is in New York at the present time, but is soon going abroad to fl n i sh h er ed uca t ion , ' ' MORIIISVILLE AND HYDE PARK, VERMONT, A DETECTIVE STORY. LUCK OFTEN HELPS THEM OUT OUT OF A DILEMMA. The Young Man who had his Hand Caught in a Trap. Ten or twelve years ago, when I was on the detective force of Cincinnati, two or three very shrewd rascals "hung up" the town for three or four weeks in a way which annoyed us not a little. They were chaps known as porch climb ers, and the way they did their business was simply slick. Porch climbing was then in its infancy. A sneak thief might le ready to tike advantage of an open door or window on the lower story, but as for "shinning up" a column to reach a balcony, or using a light ladder to en ter a chamber window, no one had ever tried it. The very first job dono- by the iraus? resulted in a haul of $600 worth of jew elry. Your common thief no sooner has any plunder in his hand than he hastens off to the pawnshop to make a raise. This jewelry was not put up, neither were the second and tliird hauls. Then we knew that we had to deal with ras cals who had come well heeled and were holding on to their stuff or shipping it to some other city for sale. The first three robberies were made at the supper hour, when all the familv were in the I dining-room or down stairs. The papers made such an ado about it as to place citizens on their guard, and the thieves changed their hours. It was in summer, and very hot weather, and all up-stairs windows were opan for ventilation. They went into three or four houses through second-story windows in the evening or up to as late as midnight, and cleaned out jewel cases without be ing seen or heard. Perhaps the boldest feat was the sixth job undertaken. There was a small one-story house standing beside an ele gant mansion. The little house was on a corner. One of the fellows mounted to the roof, crept along to the larger house, and then ascended the tin con ductor on the big house to a bath room window. The blinds inside were lock ed, but he hung to the sill with one hand until he could open them with the other. People on the street saw him, and a policeman called out to know what he was doing. The fellow was then sitting in the window dangling his legs in a careless way, and he replied: "Jim and I do that for exercise every night." . With that he disappeared into the bath room and proceeded to ransack the various rooms on that floor. It seemed that all tha family except a daughter were away to a neighbor's, and the young lady had a beau in the parlor. The servants were out on a rear veranda, and the rooms were thus at the mercy of the thief. He took his time iu making his search, and, while he was after money and jewelry first, he did not despise laces, opera glasses, and valuable bric-a-brac. He made up a largo bundle of stuff, took a cigar which ho found on a mantel, and whs puffing uwav in tho j coolest manner when he desc Mid.-d the 1 front stairs. Tho girl heard him nnd i came out into the hull and asked : j "Did you want to see pupa f" j "Ye. my 1n.r," wo. f Tin veady rtiidy ; "but he seems to be ont. Tell him I j called, will you ?" "What is the name ?" "Wilcox Judge Wilcox. I brought my Egyptian curios over for him to look at, but some other night will do as well." She saw him depart without a thought of how he entered, and t':e robb:ry was, of course, discovered later on. The de tectives were instructed to let every thing drop to hunt down these slick fel lows, and there was any amount of curs ing aud jawing over our ill luck. We had every hotel and boarding house under strict scrutiny, but we could turn up no suspicious characters answering to the description of these. The man who sat on the sill of the bath room window was said to have long, black whiskers. Tho one who passed for Judge Wilcox had auburn Burn sides, and was an unctuous sort of a fellow. Five hundred men could have been found in a day's hunt to answer these descriptions. For many days the post office was watched, strangers were dogged about, depots guarded, and gar dens and concert halls looked after, but we made no arrests. At least every sec ond night, there was a fresh robbery, and every second day the papers had opportunity to come out with a fresh article and belabor us. We were seem ingly doing all that men could do, and our position was truly uncomfortable. The climax came about in the oddest sort of a way. On one of tho fashion able thoroughfares lived an old maid that is, she was one of a family, being, if I remember right, the man's sister. She was pretty well off, and always had several hundred dollars iu a bureau drawer in her room. She had read about the work of the gang, and was in a state of terror for fear the house would be visited. One day a brilliant idea oc curred to her. She would capture one of the mob. She planned it that one of them would climb up to her corner window by means of the conductor, and enter without 'disturbing her, as she was a sound sleeper, and go for the money. What did she do but go out and buy a steel trap something big enough to hold a fox. She got one of the servants to set it for her, and tho open trap was placed in the top bureau drawer, aud the chain led out through the back side and made fast. Two nights passed without another depredation. We were keeping such a sharp lookout that the fellows had to be more fly. On the third night, at ex actly quarter of twelve, the old maid was aroused from her deep sleep by a human' yell of pain, and she was no sooner on end than she saw that she had caught her man. Ho was down on his knees in front of the bureau, nnd lxth hands were fast in the trap. His fi:-st yell was his only one. When he found the woman was nwake he calmly ob served : "Excuse me, but I think I'm in the wrong room. PI- aso don't make any disturbance, about it." "Who arc you ?" "A friend of Will's, and we both came home a little sprung. Won't you please help me to get my hands loose " There was a Will about the house the man's own son but he had not Iwen out that evening, nor was he in the hiubit of drinking. Without getting out of bed tho woman touched on elec tric button, and within ten minutes the house was aroused, and two policemen had the man in charge. The jaws of the trap hud caught him ubout the wrists, and he had suffered a good deal of pain. He was the Judgo Wilcox chap, Burnsidos, unction, ami all. When taken to the station his whiskers were found to 1 glued on, and he also had a false wig. When these were re moved he stood forth as pert and trim a thief as you would wish to overhaul. He turned out to be a New Orleans man named Davis, and was only 20 years old. The capture of Davis' partner followed swiftly, and also in a curious way. As a train was about ready to leave for the north, a spruce young fellow came into the baggage department at the depot to get his trunk chocked. It was there all right, but he got into a jangle with the expressman about the charge for bring ing it down, and the depot officer finally arrested both. On the way to the sta tion the young felloWried to bribe the officer, aud that settled him. We went for the trunk, nnd when it was opened every dollar's worth .f property which had been stolen wasj found therein. If there was a third muu iu the party, which some of us believed, he saved h'is bacon and got out some other way. In the baggage of the second man, whom we never identified, ere three different wigs and whiskers to match. Both had been in disguiso when abroad, and it was little wonder that we could not spot the right men. Both are still in prison, or have not been at liberty over a year. STARVATION IN LABRADOR. Thrilling Narrative of Want and Suffering on The Coast- Rev. Frank W. CcTy, missionary at .Labrador, writes JTefter giving a graphic acLWuJTCTKiindifaK desti tution prevailing there He has travel led the whole coast and declares that words cannot describe the sufferings of the poor. He tells of families of help less old people and equally helpless children enduring the rigors of the late winter, with the thermometer 38 degrees below zero, living in huts, sleeping on bare ground, covered only with old sails, and subsisting on rock cod, the poorest kind of codfish known, and on hard tack supplied by the Government. To catch the fish the perishing people had to travel nve miles o.er bare rocks. Bread, ten, molasses, flour, meat of any kind or any of the necessities of life are unknown to them. Slow starvation had driven the father of one family mad, and the poor wretch had been trying to eat his own boots. The puny cod for breakfast, dinner and supper, weeks upon weeks and months upon months, while keeping the poor wretches from actual death, only served to be a daily torture to them, and was of itself enough to drive the whole population into rav ing maniacs. Missionary Colley declares that he was implored for help nt every second house visited in all the vast region. The inhabitants were driven to such desper ate straits that wives and mothers even had to soil their wedding rings for bread. At Grady's Stable Bay, Rocky Bay, Spotted Island and Seal Island whole families were slowly starving in January. How they existed through the winter God only knows. The scan ty aid sent by the Newfoundland Gov ernment was distributed before half the winter was over. Mr. Colley declares that only fear of a repetition of the ter rible suffering induces him now to make the terrible facts public. A large portion of the coast is sealed up by ice all winter long, and navigation at Cartwright, the missionary's home, closed in Ootober last and remained so until the middle of June. It is impossible for the few who have money to get supplies in winter. The missionary himself accompanied two men one hundred miles over the rocky wilderness to get two barrels of flour, but could not got them. Twenty miles further on they got one barrel of the commonest kind as a great favor by pay ing S',). 50. In times past tho people of Labrador lived ou the fat of the land; game in variety and seals were abund ant, but ik'.v t'K'-ivi roso iivo failed. TUe'iiiir-:im:ii'.v tAt"s. i umil iiarra'i ive by.1 ,x-.ii:iniiitif; in the name ot Humanity nnst tut- iSewtouud land Government immediately send re lief to that district and also provide means for transporting the wretched peo to some other country. The official organ of the Government of Newfoundland comments on the mis sionary's revelations as an honest and truthful account by one who has shared the terrible privations of the people in the exercise of his sacred calling. This paper, which a few months ago relent lessly denied that any unusual distress existed at Labrador, is now filled "with astonishment" to find that human be ings should be able tp prolong existence amid such suffering and want. He Makes His Own Money. From the Philadelphia Press. A little bit of a man, not five feet highP stood on tiptoe in front of the cashier's window at the West End Hotel, Long Branch, and timidly asked him for a pair of scissors. When they were handed to him he pulled a roll of nat ional bank bills from his coat pocket. They were in sheet form, just as pos tage stamps come, and he clipped off a $100 bill. He wrote his name across its face in the space reserved for the Presi dent's autograph, aud then coolly asked Cashier Kelcey to change it for him. Mr. Kelcey accommodated this maker of currency after carefully inspecting it and seeing that it was a bona fide note of a national bank in Michigan. The little man with this enviable power as a nioiit'3' maker was Mr. Jacob Seligman, who is known through all Michigan as "Little Jake." He was the leading clothing merchant of the State until he became a banker and railroad financier, as well as one of the biggest lumber merchants in that region. He is now a millionaire, a director in nine banks and the owner of considerable real estate in Sanlt St. Marie region. Some people saj' he will be the richest man in the State if he lives to realize on his invest ments, l'et he went out to Michigan twenty-five years ago with only $100 in his pockets. He made his fortune in a strange way. In order to start in the clothing business he obtained credit for $200 worth of goods. He spent the $100 cash he had in hiring a wagon, a brass bund, and four horses, and invest ing in circulars and advertising. He made, it known that Little Jake would reach town at a certain hour aud dis tribute socks and overalls free from his wagon iu the public square. He told me to-day that he emptied his wagon load to a throng of people, scattering over their heads nt the same time a perfect cloud of dodgers stating that he was going to sell them all sorts of cloth ing for the next mouth. For fifteen years Little Jake followed this quaint scheme for making himself known, travelling from town to town until he had a store established in every impor tant city in the State. He was not only tho biggest clothing dealer but the biggest newspaper advertiser ns well. Since then he has made rapid strides to become the biggest banker, but he is still the smallest man in the State in The Irishman Too Much for Him. At a certain debating society an English doctor recently argued that the Irish were naturally a depraved and dis honest race, and in support of his pos ition ho adduced his own experience. He remarked that he had at Manchester 800 Irish patients on his books, and out of this number only 30 paid him his fees. An Irishman arose when tho doctor sat down, and said: "Sor, there is never an effect without a cause; there is never a phenomenon which does not admit of an explanation. How, sor, can we explain the extraordi nary phenomenon to which the doctor has called our attention ? He finds an explanation in the natural depravity of tho Irish nature. I, sor, have another explanation to offer, and it is this: Thnt the thirty patients who paid him were the only ones that recovered, " CITIZEN THURSDAY, AUGUST 1887. THE JOKER'S BUDGET. THE FUNNIEST THINGS WE CAN FIND IN THE PAPERS. A Iisht Breast AV hat He was There For AVho are'the Bros. ? The Mote in His Own Eye Odds and Ends, Etc., Etc. ONE KISHED. "Too badtoo bad!" he said, as he came out of his office with a telegram in his hand. "What is it i" "Just found this in my office as I re turn from a ten days' vacation. It came the day after I left." "What is it about ?" "It is from an old friend in Sandusky and it says: 'Telegraph me $200 to-day, or I'm financially ruined.' " "And. vou weren t here . "No." "And he busted ?" "Very probably. Ah, well! some must fish and some must bust. The only consolation I have is in knowing that I couldn't have raised $10 had I been home. " Detroit Free Press. THE MOTE. Smith (fretfully) "There ought to be a law to hang every man who is guilty of swindling another." Wife "Has any one imposed upon you, my dear ?" "Passed a twenty-cent piece on me this morning for a quarter. Beat me right out of five cents in cold blood." "I'm sure if his conscience can bear up under the thought of dishonesty we can stand the loss." "I've tried no less than six times to day to get rid of it, and every one no ticed it was a twenty -cent piece. I must 1x3 sure to go to church Suntlay aud drop it in the box." Binghamton Republican. THE IEG WAS CRACKED. Dorchester gentleman recently let a horse and buggy to an Irishman for a funeral trip. The horse was afflicted with a slight spavin on his nigh fore leg, which caused him to limp on starting, but the trouble wore off after traveling a short distance. While returning! the horse was driven down a rocky embank ment and one of his legs 'broken. Pat was called to account by the gentle man and accused of breaking his horse's leg. "Sure," said Pat in defense, "the leg of the baste was cracked before we started, an' now, begorra, ye want pay for a whole leg !" Boston Budget. WHY HE HURRIED. A Second Ward lady, who usually has had to wait patiently for the butcher boy's arrival, was surprised a morning or two since to see him coming along quicker and earlier than usual. She was so elated with the prospects of a punctual dinner that she gave the boy a nickel, explaining that the reward was for promptness. The boy was out of breath, but he managed to stammer out: "Thankee, mum, yes; the boss tole me to hurry up with the meat so as to get it here before it beginned to smell." Ofrie n He rah!. THE BOSS, niugster in a neighboring town. A Tvltn one imt on n. T)ltaRiir' rrtr his father's consent, suddenly broke out crving, ami v 1 it; n asked what the mat ter was, said: "Mamma will whip me." An effort was made to soothe him by explaining that as long as ins father knew he had come, his mother would not scold him for coming without say ing to her about it. This h rdly satis fied the little fellow, who whimpered in repl-, "Papa isn't the boss !" -.'. Albans Messenger. THE BELL. "Got any cow bells ?" "Yes; step this way." "Those are too small. Ha ven't you any larger?" "No sir; the largest ones are all sold." Rusticus started off and got as far as the door when the clerk called after him. "Look here, stranger, take one of these small bells for your trow, and vou won't have half the trouble in finding her; for when you hear her bell you will always know she can't be far off." The farmer bought tho bell. 7'csas lifting. BURNING. "A missionary," as Zach Chandler used to tell the story, "heard one of his Indian converts, one day, calling down all sorts of curses upon the head of his enemy. 'You mustn't do that,' said the missionary; 'you ought to obey the Scripture injunction to heap coals of fire upon his head.' A day or two later the missionary overheard tho Indian at his devotions, and heard him say: 'Oh Lord, burn the rascal ! Heap coals of fire ou his head ! Heap 'em on, Lord, till he be burned down to the stump !' " BREATHED ONLY. He: There is something which I have been wanting to nsk you for weeks, Estelle, and now, in this almost abso lute seclusion, I am going to dare to She: Oh, Rudolph, this is so sud den ! He: swer ? She: You'll try to give me a fair an- Y-yes. Well hush ! There is nobody He: around do you believe that Sharp's lawyers knew he was guilty ? FISHING. Excited fisherman to Summer hotel man There isn't a bit of fishing around here ! Every brook has a sign warning people off. What do you mean by lur ing anglers here with the promise of fine fishing? Hotel Man I didn't say anything alxDttt fine fishing. If you read my ad vertisement carefully you will see that what I said was, "Fishing unapproach able." Burlington Free Press. AN EVIDENT IMPOSTOR. In London Lord Noodle (to Mr. Blaine) I saw your distinguished coun tryman yesterday. Blaine Whom do vou mean ? "Why, Buflalo Bill. Y'ou know him. of course." "No, I have never met him." Lord Nookle (aside to a friend) This muu Blaine is an impostor. He is not acquainted in his own country ! Arhm saiP Traveller. A PLEASANT EXPRESSION. "Where are you going with the water melon, Uncle Rastus?" asked u gentle man. "I'se gwine ter hub my photergraph taken, sah." "What do you expect to do with the melon ?" "I wants ter look at it, sah, while de photergraph am in process of construc tion, so's ter git de right expression on de face, sah." he'll teach her. "I asked Miss Tittleback to marry me," remarked Tompkins, "and she re fused. But I'll teach her." "Why, what are you going to do about it ?" "I'll teach her to treat me in that way. I'll never ask her again." a brave girl. "I think ice cream is delicious, George," she said; "I just love it." "But don 't you know that it's very ilangerous?' ' inquired George, uneasily. "Yes, I suppose it is d'Aligerons, but I'm no coward, George.'" tl PROMPT ACTIOS. "John," said his wife ou our way home from church to-night, "Mr. Smith's dog came near biting mother. As it was he frightened her seriously. I think you ought to do something about it." "I will," responded John, promptly. "I'll see Smith the first thing in the morning, and if he doesn't want too much for tho dog I'll buy him." Life. FEVKRISH HOUBY. Bobby's mother ha t let hini stay home from school, because he complain ed of having a fever. After he had looked as sick as ho could, for half an hour, he asked her if he could go out and play ball. "No, Bobby," she replied, "not if you have a fever. " "But, Ma," explained Bobby, it's the base ball fever I've got. A BARGAIN. She loved me not. and yet she weil mo, For I was rieS, had wealth untold; Her heart and hand she gladly gave me A fair exchange for all niy gold. Pair and sweet, at first I loved her, but found her heartless, cruel, cold; And yet our bargain's fairly equal, For she was bought, and I was sold. -Life. TWO QUESTIONS. "Do you not often wonder, George," she said, softly, as they stood at the gate, "at the infiuits number of stars; where that vast, silent, eternal proces sion is going and wheucs it came ?" "Ye-es," replied George, rather hesi tatingly; "but don't you find that to look at the sky for any length of time makes the back of your neck aahe ?" THE RULING PASSION. St. Peter Come in, good and faith ful servant. Newly-arrived spirit Sarvant, is it j-e say i It's lady's help I waz, sir. "Oh! Well, never mind. Come in." "That's heaven, is it i" "I Ins is heaven. "How many nights and mornings out will I have ' Oimiiia World. WHAT HE WAS THERE FOR. Judge: "I will have to give you thirty days on bread aud water. Vagrant: "Thank you. It's more than I deserve." Judge: "You think it too severe?" Vagrant: "Severe ! It's the cream of mercy. Why, for the last davs I have lived on water alone. thirty Bless you, judge." Omaha Herald. NOT A DIFFICULT DIALECT. Bertie: "Mr. De Garmo, is it har3 to talk the way you do '(" De Garmo: "What do you mean, Bertie? I don't talk differently from other people." Bertie: "Oh, you do. You can't fool you talk, the greatest twaddle of any man he ever heard." I GOT IT DOWN FINE. "What have you tosay to the charge asked the judge. j '"lhe ofheer was mistaken, vour i honor; I wasn't drunk. I never get drunk. I've got this drinking down . fine." S.i liiiM- 1, ami tii- !'i;- is tn dollars. : Next ! " Tt. S'ftiinj. ' STONY GLARK. nuiui'ed l5olbv, vLo was rcad- ing tin paper, "what is 'a fctony glare;' ' ! "It is the expression tlnt comes over a mini's face ut church," explained the old gentleman, "when the contribution box is held before him nnd he has neg ' lected to provide himself with ten cents j in change." i GIVING HIM NO SHOW. ;'No, Bobby," said his mother; "one i piece of pie is quite enough for you !" i "It s funny," responded Bobby, with ! an injured air; "you say you are anx- ions that I should' learn to ent properly, ', and yet you won't gie me a chance to ; practice !'' Park: ODDS AND ENDS. I A man ueer needs a holiday so much ' as the day after he has had one. Talk is cheap. The man who talks I tK) much gets so liberal that he gives himself away. When a man loses his temper the temper lost is generally a bad one, not worth the noise n ade over it. No one can realize how much money j there is in the world uutil he reads the ' assets of insurance companies printed on the backs of their tolders. An old farmer remarked on the streets yesterday, when asked Iiow his hay was drying, that if it got dry as fast as his workmen it would be ready for the bam as quick as cut down. A queer thing about water is that it adulterates nothing but milk. A man can put it in his whiskey, his wine, or his cider, and he is all right ; but if he puts clean water in his milk he goes to jail. "My dear old friend, how were you able to acquire such an immense for tune ?" "By a very simple method." "What methml is that ?" "When I was poor I made out that I was rich, and when I got rich I made out that I was poor." Wife John, why didn't yon wake me up last night during tho fire on the nex-j block? Husband It didn't amount to much. Wife Well, the next time I wish you would let me know it; you know I can't sleep if there is a fire any where near. A Hard Set-Baek. There were half a dozen of us sitting around the depot at Verbena, Ala., when an old darky, evidently just in from the plantation after 'baccy or groceries, hove in sight. "Now, boys," said the Colonel as wo all remarked the old man, "you keep still ami I'll scare that old nigger out of year's growth." With that he called to Sambo and the old man came up, doffed his hat and aske.l what was wanted. I "I'm Gen. 1). Erastus Longfellow, 1 and have been sent down here bv tho United States Government to look up the marriage certificates of the colored people. Have you got yours with yon f "N-no, sah.'' "Yon haven't ! Then is it at th'3 house?" "N-no, sah." "What! Have you no niiU-riage cer tificate to show (" "'Deed I haven't, sah." "Then, sir, let me inform ou that the penalty is five years in State Prison ! Did you lose your certificate :'' "Beckon not, sail." "Never had one ?" "Nebber, sail." "Great snakes? bur. i: v-iil go hard with you, Uncle Moses ! I hate o tear you from your family and send yon to prison for the rest t-f your days, but duty must be obeyed. No certificate of marriage, never had one. and 1 don f suppose you can reiiioinlvT who married you 1" "No, sah. I can't." " K Pltirib'is I'nm.t.' I'.ut won't you catch it ! Where and when were you married ?" "Nov.iuu-', sah ! Nebber got mm Yt tall. Alius done bin what you white folkt call '-.V. o!d bach haw '. haw td. TERMS $1.50. THE COST OF SWELL CLOTHES. Fifth Avenue Tailor Charges -Tailors who No Longer Say "Pant." From the X. Y. Sun. This is the dull time of the year in the tailor custom trade, and many work men are out of employment until the fall trade begins. One of these men, who is also an officer in the Tailors' Union, has been spending some of his leisure in thought, and he gave to one of our reporters some facts about the Fifth avenue and Bowery tailors. "People seem to think," ho buid, "that Fifth avenue tailors make all the money, and that they charge exorbitant prices for clothes. How often do you hear of a Fifth avenue tailor accumulat ing a fortune? The wealthy tailors are the men who make cheap "clothes and many of them. The ready-made cloth ing men become wealthy, and the big Bowery tailors get rich because thev do a large business for cash, and they use cheap materials. There is more profit per cent, on a $12 suit ot clothes than on a $00, and as there are a hnndred cheap suits sold to one dear suit, the man who manufactures the cheap cloth ing makes the most money. "A Fifth avenue tailor pavs from $9 to $25 for having a coat made, $2.50 to $5 for trousers and almost as much for a waistcoat. Besides, he has a cutter at $50 or $75 a week, and enormous rent to pay. His cloth and trimmings cost him three or four times as much as those used in a Bowery suit, and he has to make many alterations to suit his customers that cost forty cents an hour. Against this rate of wages the Bowery tailor hires cheap labor, and his hands work in outside tenement houses. He pays 50 or 75 cents for making trousers, 50 cents for a waistcoat and $2 or $3 for a coat. This enables him to make up a made-to-order suit at $12 at a gtxxl profit, and in five $12 suits there is much more profit than in one $00 suit. His employees make $8 to $10 a week at the most, while n fine educated t iilor on good work can run up to $35 and $10. They are the artists nt the trade. I have known Fifth avenue tailors to pay as high as $25 for the making of an overcoat, though that is not common. These best grade tailors have women to assist them in the sewing, to whom they pay $8 to $12 a week. "The fashion of women having tailor made clothes has sent the prices of work up a few per cent. It was a good thing for the best tailors, as none but a gxd man is' fit to make a suit for a lady. It takes more care in the the fit than" mak ing clothes for a man, and it gives a good -man- employment when the trade would be slack otherwise. "The sweating system hurts the pay. That is, when a sub boss takes the work and lets it out to be done in tenement houses. He pays next to nothing, and t,: pmnlnp W fnwrlf f....,', o,1 Kixteen hours n .1 in m.a-e r, or st7 n. week. This is chiefly iu the ready-made clothing line and does not affect the pay of (the best custom tailors. A tailor of the best class nlwavs dresses well: it k does not cost him as much as it does an outsider. He buys his own goods and trimmings, nnd by making his own clothes is able to have for or S'V) a unit tjat would cost 5?f0 to any one else. "There is one thing the tailors feel grateful to the Sun for. It has elevated thtaiior by improving tbo rmr ap plied to the various articles of clothing. Especially is thut so in the matter of trousers. No fine tailor says pants any more, and the change has come since the $iui called attention to the inaccu r icy of such expressions as 'fine tailor made pantaloons' and 'gents' pants a specialty.' " The Major's Blackthorn. Major Hoggarty was in the city, and while seated upon one of the red-leathered ottomans at the Delavnn, reeled off this story. "I never carried a bludgeon in my life," said he, "save a sword while I was in the army, and that was perfect ly harmless in my hands. In one of my political canvasses, a friend of mine re marked: 'You are out all hours of the night and are you never afraid that you may be assaulted for the money you have on your person or your watch ? 'Oh no,' I said, but I must tell you that the constant talk of danger kept me thinking that it would be ns well, per haps, to be armed to a certain extent, so I looked around among my sticks and I found a venerable blackthorn, which I thought might serve the purpose. I hadn't long to wait. One night as I was returning to my home through a dark street I noticed two men standing iu a gateway, and just as I got up to them one of them with a quick move ment stepped out. I thought if I acted at all I must act promptly, so I hauled off and gave him the entire benefit of the cudgel. Down he went, and I, thinking I had done my whole duty in protecting myself from assault, soon found my door. Next morning us I reached the corner of my street I found a friend of mine with what appeared to 1x5 the map of some strange country on his head in sticking plaster, and on making the inquiry, 'What has hap pened to yon? he informed me that he had been talking with a friend of his the night before in the milkman's gate, and had bade him good night, and step out across to his own house, when a burlv ruffian stretched him with a blow of a'bludgeon. He said, when he came to himself, and found his watch all right and his bit of money, he concluded that it was an act of private vengeance. With fenr nnd trembling. I inquired whom he suspected, when he answered that he had had a few words with an old friend at a recent picnic anil had had a clinch, and, although he thought it was a?l quieted nnd forgotten, he had concluded that this man was the one who had com mitted the assault upon him. The club struck man," the Major concluded, "was always my friend, and worked like a beaver for my election whenever I was nominated for any office." Albany Ar- Aii Intelligent official. In one of the Dakota cities where the post-office free delivery system went in to effect, the appointed carriers were somwhat inexperienced. One of them seemed to get over his route in a re markably short space of lime. Long before the others returned he was back with an empty pouch looking for an other load. The postmaster questioned him a little, but he insisted that he knew what he w:is doing, aud didn t need any instructions. The fourth day he came back with about half the letters he took out. , "What Is the matter?' asked the post-master. "The boxes on my oute are all full.' "What boxes?" "Them little iron boxes that you put up around ou the lamp posts that say IT S Mail' on the end. 1 ve been putting the mail into them every day ind have left them unlocked, too, but I don't believe tin- big fools around the neighborhood know enough to go to them and get out their letters. I caught one man to-day putting letters he want ed to mail into cue of them, though I know there are a half a dozen in it for him now. I threatened to lick him if I caught Lim trying it agniu and he f-aid he was going to report me." DakoU BtV. He Slicks to His Horse and Shoots Like Lightning Down I lie Moun tain Side for Two 3Iiles. "I have made a mile a minute on horse back in the saddle." Asa grizzled stranger with a quartite pin made this remark a silence fell upon the little group of turfmen who wit in the corridor of the Windsor Hotel, at Denver, the other evening, says the Chi cago Herald. The group drew closer, and the stranger began: "I was riding a tough little bronco on my way to Lealville from a claim I owned on the other side of the divide, on the slope of what is (ailed Gold Mountain. I pushed rap:dly ahead to ward the pas. The road beyond the pass led down a long, straight incline fit about a quarter of a mile. This took it to the fringes of pine timber, and then it made a detour of nearly two miles to get around a spur of the range. Kud denly my horse staggered, stumbled, plunged a little, and then came down with a crash, first on his fore legs, and then flat on his telly, his head down hill. I can't readily describe it, but he Ml in such a way that my right leg, without being crushed or even much bruised, was twisted iu the stirrup strip and got fast. "Right here let me stop to explain a little circumstance thut will enable you to understand the situation. Town iu the valley, at the base of Gold Mountain, was a saw-mi!l,and extending up from ils yard almost to timber line was what is railed a log chute. ' ThU is simply a V shaped trough, large e:ioil ,di t hold a gocxl-sized pine trunk, and built solidly against the face of the mountain. Of course, it h is to be straight, or nearly so, to permit the logs to s ide down without obstruction, and use noon makes the in side as smooth as glass. Such a contrivance saves a great deal of hauling, for as tin trees are cut they are dragged over and dumped into the trough, and go down to the yard like a streak of lightning. It had not been used for about a year, and pine ne:-d!es. boughs, and other rubbish had in places almost hidden it from sight. I was well enough acquainted with the mounliiins to know, the iustant my bronco fell, that he had walked into the old log chute.' "It takes a moment for the coolest head to clear itself in times of unlooked for peril, and long before that moment had elapsed the bronco and I were on our way to the valley, going faster at every breath, nothing to stop us, death ahead, and the devil's own railroad undcrne.ith. I was sitting almost erect in the saddle. Tho leather flaps had twisted around and kept my legs from rubbing again-t the side of the trough, but held me like bands of iron. Even had they not. jump ing off would have been out of the ques tion. I have never been on a toboggan, but I think that people who have wilt understand why I bent all my energies 10 noiuing on. I aid not faint and did not get dizzy; there was a hideous roar ing in my ears, furious wind seemed to a 1 of a sudden tear up the mountain and utk the breath out of my mouth, but everything was deadly clear and distinct. "l could see black specks crow sud denly into big pines and then shoot past me. I could even see the snow cauuht in the needles as they came whizzing up. Every instant, through some clear ing, I could see the vallev. in a flash. and over it all was a sickening feeling, as though the mountain was sinking away from me and I was plunging out into immeasurable space. So strong was this that even now, standing on the solid marble floor, lean recall the qualm and nausea as all support seemed to give away, the earth tip up and let me fall, fall, fall it felt as if forever. A muss of rock as large as this hotel was beneath me. As I looked it seemed to lean int ) the air like a bslloon. There wasa black line of forest below. I shot through it as through a tunnel, and out into the light again. I tried to shut my rye-. It was impossible. I tried to scream. The air had turned to stone. "Tho tries and rocks were indis tinguishable, when all of a sudden a black mass flew up into my face. I felt that I was being beaten, bruised and h:.rUU ..-.v-,...., i . . still again. When the moon was well up I came to myself. I was lying in a snowdrift, rub bing at my head and moaning. After h long time I crawled a little way and then fi ll down and cried for my very helpless ness. I must have been a little flightly, and heaven knows how I found my way to Lacy's mill, aquarterof a mile beyond, but I did some how, and they carried me in and sent for help. Y'ou see, the old timber chute had fallen into decay, aud seme distance above the yard was a broken place and that saved my life. When we reached it the deal bronco jumped the trough and the two of us went sailing and turning and cavorting over a field of fresh snow until we stuck into a drift about five hundred yards away. " The binco had the worst of it eveu there, for he kept on going until ha struck solid earth. I broke three rib and this arm iu so many different places that the doctor wanted to cut it off and be done with it. What puzzled tha mill men most was that my legs escaped, but the saddle flaps were worn to fringe and that explains it. From the point where I started to the break was over two miles, aud the old hands there said logs used to make it in less than two minutes. I had no stop-watch, but I'll back myself against any log that ever made the trip."' To Properly Endorse a Check. Very few otherwise intelligent and ed ucated people understand how to prop erly endorse a check payable to their or der, aud few realize the inconvenience they cause by placing their endorsement in an awkward position. An observance of the following rules will enable any body to place the signature in the proper place : 1. Write across the back not length wise. 2. The top of the lack is the left end of tLc face. 0. To deposit a check, write "For de posit only to credit of ," and below lhis write his own name. 4. Simply writing your own name on the back of a check signifies that it has passed through your hands aud is pay able to bearer. 0. Always indorse a check just as it appears on the face. For instance, if the check is payable to "G. Bead," in dorse "G. Reed;" if to "Geo. Bead," indorse "Geo. Bead ;" if to "George F. Head," indorse "George F. Read." If the spelling of the name on tha face of lhe check is wrong, indorse first just as the face appears, aud below in the prop er way. G. if you wish to make the check pay able to "some particular person, write "payable to or order " In England all checks are payable to bearer, but in this country all stran gers presenting checks for payment must b identified by some one known to the ba n k . ( 'om mercial Seie i. The Willow a I'serul Tree. There is no tree tint is so sure to grow v ithout any care as the willow. A twig from a branch of the tree stuck into the moist earth, and the labor is completed. An article in a German contemporary, which is a great authority, recommends the cultivation of willow trees, not only from an economical and industrial point of view, but also for hygienic purposes. They are especially useful wheic the drinking water is taken from fount-tins or natural wells, and si ill more where there are morasses and meadows; for iu the vicinity of willow trees water is always clear and pure, Let those who doubt this fact place a piece of willow which has not yet begun to strike, into a bottle of water, and place this, with another bottle containing water only, in a warm room for eight days; in the first bottle will be found shoots and rootlets in clear water, while the other bottle will contain putiefying water. Holland is covered with willows, and their dam works arc maile stronger by the net-work lorined uy tlie roots. A Got man entomologist declares that spiders destroy more insect enemies thau do all the inject-eating birds.