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And I, to your dear asking, Say Must coldly say ! S1.IDEL1.NI S. BMDOES. MAC'S GIIIL. It was while I was out West, report ing for ono of the leading dailies, that it all happened during my humdrum existence a. a poh'co reporter. The Daily Journal pur esteemed contempor ary) had just put a new man upon the "police run," and we took to each other from the start, getting fully acquainted in a manner and with a rapidity charac teristic of bohemians. We saw much of each other "trotted in pairs," as he used to put it in his quaint way. His name was Mc Morris, U e had a Chris tian name, to be sure, but the affection ately diminutive appellation of "Mac," which came so readily to our lips aud seemed so peculiarly fitted to him, sup planted it. He was an Irishman a limerick boy. Mac was a typical Celt; light hearted, witty, full of anecdotes, good-natured, good-looking in his biz arre way, and a first-class newspaper man. His bright companionship served to haste the dragging hours of many a weary night when the sergeant, the re serve, Mac and myself sat there in the gloomy central i'once htation, waiting, like the immortal Micawber, for some thing to turn up. Now and then he sang us an Irish song in his irresistibly comio manner, with a broguo that smacked of the innermost recesses of the bog, or some pathetic ballad of Erin which brought tears to some eyes, and even subdued the dyspeptic jailer. It was in the spring, shortly after twelve one night, that we sat in the chief's office, playing the inevitable friendly game, when the patrol wagon polled up to the side door, and the ser geant left us to attend to the new arriv al. Mac and I took advantage of tho pause to fill our pipes, and awaited for the sergeant's return. "What is it. Demnsev ? " asked Mac. as an officer passed through tho hall. "Simple drunk." Just then a noise tho sound of voices came from the big room. Mac started up. "A woman ! a girl, and a pretty ono at that, or her voice Indies her," he said. "Sure it's not for a Mc Morris to be cool ing his heels outside when there's a woman within. Let's have a look at her." Grumbling somewhat, I hastily fol lowed. Mac's quick ear and ready in stinct had not deceived him. Before the desk stood a girl of fifteen or there abouts, pretty beyond question, with ono of those piquant faces which invari ably attract one. She was poorly, but neatly, dressed, and glance t lir face was sufficient to convince a discerning person that she was not one of those de praved creatures who are born in tho gutter and return to it at maturity. She was undoubtedly under the influence of liquor to some extent, but the arrest, the mad ride in the patrol, the sight of the blue-coats, and the examination had sobered her somewhat. She looked from face to- face with mute appeid in her tearful, misty-gray ryes, and finding n.i pity nor consideration there, now anil then glanced towards the door, as if con templating a break for lilierty. Mac lounged up and looked at the sergeant's record. It said : "Maggie Ryan, drunk, fifteen years, Irish-American, domestic. No property on person." He turned to the girl and again sur veyed her, this time moro critically and with something like soiro-n in his face. Her dull eyes met his, and their gaze rove! no further, as if in that frank and honest countenance they saw even through the veil created by the fumes of alcohol pity, consideration, even friendship. "Lock her up," said the sergeant, shortly. "Wait a minute," said Mac, without taking his eyes from the face before him. I started, for a'though he was crotch ety to a fault, I had never seen him pay the slightest attention to an ordinary "drunk." "Wait a minute, Cronin," ho repeat ed, addressing the jailer as that surly functionary approached her. "Wait nothin' !" snarled the turnkoy. "If you want to interview her, do it through the gratin'." "Take your dirty hand ofTof her, you rnnrdherin' blaggard or I'll broak every bone in your body !" cried Mac, who was evidently in ono of his moods, for whenever he was excited or moved a touch o' the brogue colored his speech. Then: "Sure, it s not for tho likes of you to touch her. Step back or I'll take your kays away from you and lock you up in one of your own dirty pens." The turnkey wisely retreated, as lie knew better than to trifle with tho wild Irishman when his blood was up, for tho manner in which Mac had tamed sever al tough characters whom tho police could not handle was proof enough of his bravery and prowess. The girl's eyes dilated at this, and looked wonderingly nt her protector. who, as calm as ever, leaned against the desk and eyed her reflectively. "What kind of a girl is she?" he asked. "A bad un," said one of the officers, quickly, proceeding to give her a de tailed certificate of character that would have sufheed for her commitment to the House of Correction. "It's not true ! " she cried hotly, her blue grey Irish eyes ' flashing fiie, "Oh, sir, don't believe a word of it. He was civil enough to mo coming no here in the wagon; but I slapped his face and he threatened to have me ent up for sixty days. I'd slap it again, if I could get at him now." "Bravo ! " said Mac, nodding his head approvingly. Then he said sternly, "See here, Murphy, a man that will lie about a woman and willfully besmirch her name is a coward. You nre lying now, for I can see it in your face. If you don't take it back, I'll get the facts in the case, hunt you down, roast you to a turn, and demand your dismissal." "Roast" was Mac's pet synonym for a personal attack through the columns of his paper. The officer hesitated, but finally said, rather shame facedly : "I I don't know anything against her. I " "There, that will do. I thought as much, ani I'll remember you for it, Murphy. You're a buruing'disgrace to the island you were born on." 'Come, come, Mac," said the sergeant good-naturedly, "don't keep us waiting all night." "I won't Bring tho girl into the chief's office." None of us knew what he was driving at, and the sergeant and I were as much surprised as the girl, whose face was a piecture as she followed us in. Lock ing the door, Mao questioned her, and found that she was an orphan, was homeless, and had followed the occupa tion of a domestic, but was hardly strong enough for the work. She had spent the evening with two other girls, who had induced her to drink some liquor. Not being used to it, she had YOL. XVI. NO. lost control of herself and staggered aoout until she was arrested. "Just so," he remarked in his abrupt fashion. "Now let me talk. My name is Morris McMorris, aud I am a reporter lor the Daily Journal. The sergeant hero will vouch for me. I am not an old man, but I want to adopt you. My mo tive is to lift you from the gutter. I propose to give you a good home, clothe you and educate you, in return for which I shall expect you to prove your self worthy. Is it a bargain ?" I was prepared for almost anything, but not for that. It staggered me and almost asphyxiated the sergeant. Thy girl's dark head drooped, and her nerv ous hands clasped and nnclasped them selves in her lap. I saw a tear fall and glisten on her soiled finger like a dia mond in the dirt. "Come, speak up," he said, kindly, and her streaming eyes sought his face. "It is all so so strange, sir. You aro so kind," she sobbed. "That is not what I asked." "If if yon mean it, sir, really and truly, I will go with you. There is no place else." "Not so very flattering, but eminently satisfactory," said Mac, with a laugh. "Well, so be it. I shall constitute my self your guardian, and be answerable to these gentlemen. But should you fail me " "Never fear, sir," she replied. "Well spoken." Then, turning to me, he said :" Watch things for me, old man, while I take her over to the house and put her in the old lady's care." When he returned ho was quiet and thoughtful, and I did not question him; but when, after the papers had gone to press, we dropped into a cafe and chatted ever an appetizing lunch, I asked: ".Mac, what was there about that girl to catch your fancy if" "She bears a striking resemblance to my dead sister, who would have been about her age had she lived. I haven't kith nor kiu no one save a friend or two like yourself. Why shouldn't I look for some ono and create a tie ':" "One does not usually search the gut ters or police-stations for friends or fos- j tcr relatives," I remarked, dryly. "And yet, lewels aro often found in tho gutter. As for the police-station, what would have become of her, poor child, had she been handed over to the tender mercies of that blaggard turnkey, and put with thos drunken beasts' Sure, my boy, ono night in there would have sorvod to send her down the hill." Tho speech was unanswerable. In the following three years during which lime we still "trotted in pairs," until each won the advancement he sought nothing happened out of the ordinary. I received nightly reports of Maggie or "Mac's girl." as sho was known to tho boys for we still lunched together at tho old calo when our noc turnal labors were at au end. She gradually developed into a remarkably line-looking girl, with a very sweet an J expressive face, and a certain womanli ness which of itself would have been a most powerful attraction. Knowledge came to her to bo easily absorbed and retained; needlework was her forte; mu sic was a natural gift, and cultivation gave new power to her lark-voic. I know, because Sunday afternoon invar iably found me at Mac's lodgings, and I had every opportunity of watching the satisfactory development of her better nature, Besides all this, sho had her share of Irish wit, and was fond of pok ing fun at us in her way, calling him "Uuardy" and mo "Uncle '; but I could not take umbrage at the elderly title (for I was only thirty) nnd her phiyful utter ances delighted Mac. "I'm not giving her a fancy educa tion," he said, ono night, "but a train ing that will be of use to her, so that she miiy inako some lucky fellow a good wife." "Why not marry her yonrself I" I ob served. I had never thought of it be fore, but the words enmc quite naturally to my lips. "Nonsense, man I I've never thought of such a thing." i "Isn't it about time ?" "I don't know but what you are right," he said, moodily. "I have knocked around for years, not caring what happened so long us there was a root to cover me and a shilling in my pocket; but sinco I took tho colleen in, everything has been so differont I have had something, some one, to live for. Still, I have nover thought of marriage." "Then what will you do when she leaves you?" I asked, watching him narrowly. "Leave me?" ho exclaimed, wheeling about in his chair. "Sure, she will never do that." Said I: "Perhaps. You forget that she is a woman a girl, aud a very pret ty one, indeed. Such a prize for she ia a prize cannot remain long unwon. Some day she will come to you and tell her story, or send another to Bay tho words for her, and will slip from your arms into the embrace of others more loving. You will realize it when it is too lale. Good-night." He did not speak, nor acknowledge the courtesy. As I passed out I turned to look at him, and saw that his head had fallen upon his folded arms. I missed him for several nights the first in manv a Ion? dav. When I saw him again I could scarcely repress an ex clumatiou of surprise. . His face was haggard and wan, and there was a dull, vacant look in his fine eves. He drop ped wearily into his usual seat without a word. I did not need to ask what had happened, but merely uttered the mono syllable: "Well?" I shall never forget the look he gave me as he said, "You were right, Lyn you were right. I ought to have known it; but, 6nre, I didn't know my own heart until your words touched a secret spring there, opened its doors and show ed me the colleen's sweet face within. But the rose will be taken soon, and for me there will be nothing nothing but leaves." "Indeed ! Who is he f " "My God ! I wish I conld take it as coolly as you do," said Mac, pathetical ly, yet half inclined to quarrel with mo because of my apparent indifference. "It is young Brown you know him a likely young fellow, and one to whom I could not refuse to give her if she willed it so. He came to me the day after our chat, and told his stery. I listened with a breaking heart, but gave no sign, not even when he said that ho felt assured of the possession of her heart, whilo ho loved her to distraction. What could I say ? What could I do but treat him kind'y for Maggie's sake, give my con sent and God speed, and accept the bit ter cup like a man f Ah, when she is gone my life will be empty more bar ren than it bas ever been before." There were tears in Mao's honest eyes; and I, matter-of-fact and prosy as I was, could not speak because of the lump in my throat, and felt my own eyes grow dim. It was a week later, and we sat in the chief's office at police headquarters, chatting, as of old, with our friend the sergeant (now a lieutenant), to see whom we dropped in now and then. And while we weie talking about old times and the changes in our fortunes, the tire-alarm sounded in the operators room. Mail's face brightened percepti bly, and he sprang to his feet. "A blazo !"he cried, bending to listen to the strokes and the voice of the ope rator. "Ah! a big one, too! Let's go, for the fun of it. I'm dying for tho want of excitement. Here's the patrol wagon at the door and a chance for a wild night ride. Come on, old mnn, and enjoy a recollection of old times." 47. Thus appealed to, I could not resist, and we boarded the wagon, which rat tle I at a territi ! speed towards the glow reddening the sky to the westward. The spot reached, we found a tenement in flames, aud the vicinity a mass of ex cited aud awe-stricken spectators. Sys tematic shoving and unceremonious el bowing brought us to the ropes, under which tho officer in charge at that point permitted us to crawl. Catching sight of one of his reporters, Mac ran over to give him some instructions, while I re mained to chat with tho officer until he returned. ' A murmur suddenly rose from the crowd, nnd concentrated its force until it became a strange, fearful cry, ending with the words, uttered by a hundred pairs of lips: "There's a woman up there !" All eyes wero fixed upon the upper window, upon a girl's face, dimly seen through a eil of tmoke. A pour woman utteriug a shriek of agony, rushed up to the Chii-f of the Fire Department and besought him to save her daughter. He turned to one of the men aud motioned towards the ladder just being placed in position as near the window a3 possible. The fireman thinking, perhaps, of wife and babe hesitated, with one foot on the lower rung, and looked first at the flame-bordered window and then at his chief, as if afraid. Then a strong hand seized his shoulder and hurled him aside. "A woman, is it? Sure, give mo ono of those machines to ke?p the smoke out of my nose and month, and I'll go up and get her. The chief shook his head, and I added a more emphatic protest, but Mao only laughed at us in a curious unmirthful fashion, and took the smoker from one of the men. Thero was a queer light in his eyes, and his voice trembled a little, but his hand was as steady as steel itself when he adjusted the rubber spongo case. "I'll go anyway," ho said, begginning the assent, whether it is no or yes with you." Then he aided in an under-tone to me: "If anything happens, you can tell Maggie whatever you think best, If I don't come back have a kind thought for me now and then. God bless you, old fellow ! A firm pressure of the hand, a nod to the chief, an dhe was mounting the lad der with a rapidity and skill borne of practice gained aud agiutr uevelopel on shipboard. Not a step did he make, not a look behind did he give, but went to the top and entered tho burning build iug through the window in search of the woman who had disappeared in the msantime. The crowd below was breath less under a potent spell. The minutes passed, bringing nothing not even a glimpse of him, a groan went up from a thousand throats, and 1 buried my laoa in my hands, standing in shuddering anticipation of the crash which was to be poor Mac s death-knell. A shout, deafening but joyous, caused me to look up. In the window above, supporting the girl in his arms, stood Mac, a blackened, protesque silhouette, made yet more grotesque by the queer arrangement which covered his nostrils, His voico sounded strange and indis tinct as he called to us. Crash ! The rear wall collapsed, and we held our breath. Then, seeing the front and portions of the sde walls stood firm, a dozen of us ran to the ladder, but the chief interposed and sent three of his dare-devils up tlie steep ascent. Be fore they had gone half way, the two ghastly figures in that upper window had disappeared sunk back out of sight, and were hidden by the volume of smoke pouring out. There was little more, thank Heaven and those brave fellows, to happen. Tho window was soon reached, ami Mac and his fnir companion taken below. Mao was terribly burned about the head, face and arms, having ha 1 to search several rooms for the girl, who fancied that she might yet find egress and escape by go ing down stairs. Ue had caught her and dragged her back in the nick of time, but both had succumbed to the heat and smoke one sapping awny their strength and the other depriving them of air. The firemen found them lying upon the f.oor, nnd convercd them out of nauger amid the cheers of the crowd , which shouted itself hoarse. I tried to cheer. but the sound died on my Hps, for when I saw my friend's s ared face and hands and charred clothing, I could do nothing but kneel at his side and cry like a bahy until tho ambulance came to take him home. He did not die, but outlived the pain of his wounds; yet when he left his bed and his room he was another per son, so frightfully disfigured was ono one side of his fuco and head. Maggie nursed him ns tenderly as his mother would have done faithful Maggie, who watched him night and day. Once, chancing to meet her in the parlor, dur ing ono of her brief respites, I ro j nested a few moments of her time, as I had someth ing im portau t concern in g Mae. to say to her. I had recalled his words, "If anything happens, you can tell Maggie whatever you think best," and I felt justified, ns much had happened, in taking advantage of his permission to speak. Sho looked at me with thoso penetrating, pathetic gray eyes, as if to read my thoughts, but I averted niv glance, and said: "Maggie, mny I speak plainly, and will you answer my questions without reserve? As an old friend, I desire to be blunt and straightforward. I have a task to perform, and you can thus make it easier for both of us." Her look became one of wonder, a3 she said: "Ask whatever questions you please, nnd bo assured that all my answers will be truthful. But please don't be so mysterious." "Do you love Mac i " I asked, watch ing her narrowly. "Love him t " she echoed, "as if I did not! I am not ungrateful." "Love inspired by grattitude, lacks vitality nnd is insipid. Have you no greater love than that for hini i" "What do you meau ? " 6ho asked, coming close to me and scrutinizing my fa' e. "Do you lovo him enough to marry him " "Do I ? Ah, I wish I could show you my heart, that I might prove my love for him; but I, being a woman, cannot speak. When ho comes to ask if he has a kingdom in my heart, I shall tell mm he never was absent from the throne. But I cannot tell him." "And this young man, this snitor Browu 1" I inquired when I could re cover myself. " He is no suitor of mine," she said, proudly. " He is good in his way, but do you suppose that lie could supplant Guardy ? How you have misjudged me ! Know this, and rememlier it : that unless I marry the man who has made mo what I am, I shall go to my giave unwed." I grasped her hand and bore it to my lips, saying : "Take the advice of an old friend, Maggie. Go to Mao, throw aside all womanly reserve, and tell him what you hove told mo. It will make him forget his scars. Had he known this before, I doubt if he would have ascended that ladder." " I I don't understand," she faltered, growing ns palo as the dainty collar she wore, aud catching nt a chair. ' His heart was breaking, and life hnd lost its charm for him since you were to go out of it ;" and then I told her all. She said never a word, but turned and left the room, leaving tho echo of a sob behind her. I am not prepared to state what IrappcDcd iu tho noxt room, but Magio is a wife now a matron and her iiamo is not Brown. Frank Lc4 'e'. MORRISVILLE AND HYDE nili JOKERS' BUDGET. JESTS AXD YARN'S BY THE FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS. " HINDSIGHT. IIow wise are we when the chance has fled, And a glance we backward cast! We know just the thing we should have said When tlie time for Baying it's past. Boston Courier. SHE HAD A CHANCE. Maud -See here, Bess! I hear that you are going to be married. Didn't you and I auil Mabel agree, on the 1st of January, 1887, that we would nover marry as long ns wo lived i Bess Yes; but you see girls, I've had a chance. That alters matters. Maud aud Mabel (both together) Oh! Burlington. Free 1'rcsi. CLASS IN COlirOSITTON. Teacher Now, children, I will giva you three words Boys, Bees, and Bears; and I want you to compose a sentence which will include all three words." Small Boy I have it. Teacher John McCarthy, you may give us your sentence. John McCarthy Boys bees bare whin they goes in swimmin'. Bazar. WASTED EFFORT. Charitable Yisitor (about to leave tho hospital) I never saw such a cold-hearted person as that patient near tho win dow. I read one of Heber Newton's ser mons to him fully ten minutes, and ho didn't show the least emotion. Attendant I'm sure he didn't mean to hint your feelings, mum; he's deaf as a post. Puck. I.0ST HER BEARING. Little Mamie being inclined to be am bidexterous had much difficulty in dis tinguishing her right hand. "Now," said her mamma, "if you turn your face toward the w'ndow your right hand is the ono next to the bu reau." Shortly after this tho family being about to move, this especial bureau was sold. The next day a neighbor who was calling on the famiiy noticed the child's fro-"' use of the lelt hand. "Mamie," he said, "which is your right hand i" "I don't know," was tho prompt an swer. "Mamma has sold the bureau." VERY MCCn ATTACHED TO IT. "I suppose," said the visitor, "you get used to life iu Sing Sing " "Oh, indeed, yes," replied the pris oner. "Wo got very much attached to the old place. That is why we don't leave it sooner. Bazar. NOT A PROCESSION. Mr. Newly wed My dear, what is this procession passing through my back yard ! I thought tho political excite ment was over. Mrs. NewlyweJ Why, lovey, that isn't a procession. It's the hired girl's cousins coming to call on her. Burling ton, Free 1'res. THE PARENTAL EYE. "Aw !" exclaimed young B. Jaboz Struckitt as he admire t tho reflection of his first "swallow-tail" in the mirror; "faw the first time in my life I feel as if I was dwessed liko a geutlemau." "I'm sorrv, Jabcz," said bin motbfr, dubiously; "but 'pears to mo you look more like a waiter than cv r ! TIIE OLD QUESTION. Reginald Young (who has been verv attentive daring the evening) I won der, iYUss Alabfu, it yon wouiu consider me impertinent should I ask you the old, ohl question ? Miss Mabel (great y agitated) Oh, Beginald ! this is so sudden I I yes, I will listen to you, Beginald. Jieginald Well, then, have you read "Eobert Elsmero?" Troy Telegram. IT didn't work. She Well, leap year has gone. Ho Yes, it has gone. Sho Well, 1 liopo you are no longer in fear that 1 shall propose to you. He I nover had any such foar. She You didn't? Ho No, indeed. 1 know that von knew I would do that myself tho mo ment I got ready. She Yes, 1 know yon would. He And I wou'ddo it now, 6inceyou have brought the subject up. She (with a great throb at her heart) Yes. Ho Y'es, only I ain't ready yet. Boston Courier. QUITE AN OLD OI'FICE-BOT. "Talk about honesty," said old Mrs. Peterby; "why, tho firm that John is with never had occasion once to find fault with his service." "Mr. Poterby is gettiug quite o!d, isn't ho ?" askod the visitor. "i'es; John is on the shady sido of sixty. Why, he's been oifico-boy for Jones and Smith for over forty years." WHAT "Who FAMILY PHYSICIAN MEANS. is general Bickett's family physician ?" was asked of a doctor. "I guess I am," was tho reply; "at least he owes me throe hundred dol lars." THE CRITIC CRITICISED. "Your story, Mr. Winterkill, "sai I the magaziuo editor to the rising; young author, " suits mo very well. I ob serve in it sonic trivial faults, however. For instance, you describe tho heroine's canary us drinking water by ' lapping it up eagerly with her tongue..' Isn't that a peculiar way for a canary to drink woteri" "Yonr criticism surprises me," said Mr. Winterkill, in a pained voice. "Still, if you think your readers would pre! let refer it, perhaps it would be better to the canary drink its water with a. teaspoon." A CHANCE FOR A SORE TONGUE. Mrs. Poots What aro you looking so glum about f Poots Oh, there's a confoundedly tender spot on my tongue from resting against a broken tooth. "Humph! You're always grunting about something. Funny I never have anything like that tho matter with my tongue." "Nothing funny about it. Y'our tonguo is never at rest." Texas Sift ing. TOO MCCIH FOR HIS MIND. Mrs. W. What are you doing, doar Mr. W. Musing on the infinite. Mrs. W. You must stop it. You'll go crazy if you keep your mind fixed on your debts. Life. ALL CAN MARRY. "Why, Jennie, what do you think?" she cried, as sho stopped a friend on tho avenue the other morning. "You'vo gone to housekeeping, I bet." "Yes, we have ! George only gets $3 a week, you know, and mamma was doubtful but its all right. We can buy everything wo want and have lots left. Why, what do you think turnips cost "I don't know." "Only a cent a pint, and I can get a small cabbage for three conts. HE TALKED SHOP. First Washington Girl Oh, Ethel, I have been introduced to General Greoly, tho Chief Signal Officer. Second Washington Girl Did you like him, dear ? "I would, but for one thing: he talks shop.'" "ion surprise me ' What did lie talk about?" "He said, 'Pretty cold wonther we're Laving now.' " Life. PARK, VERMONT, A DOUETFUIi COMPLIMENT. Mr. Fickleby Do you know,, Miss Dewitt, you looked charming at the ball the other night? Miss Dewitt Nonsense; I don't be lieve it. Mr. Fickleby Oh, but you did. Ao tnally, I didn't recognize you at first. Buffalo Courier. NOT IN THIS GENERATION. Blotterwick I see that the bustle is no longer worn. His Wife Where did you see that, my dear. Blotterwick (meekly) In the news papers. His Wife (sharply) "Well, when you see it iu the street let me kuow. DIFFICULT TO TELL. - Tassenger (train just passing out of a tunnel) What a peculiarly 60ur expres sion that young lady ahead has I Companion I'es; site's evidently mad because the young misu with her kissed her coming through ths. tunnel, or may be sho is mad because ho didn't kiss her. Fpocft. HIS OWLISn WAT. Clara You're real mean, Cholly. There you'vo sat all evening and done nothing but twit me, nnd looking as wise as an owl all the time. Cholly That's what an owl always does. Clara How's that ? Cholly Why, he always comes t'wit t'woo. Drake' Magazine. HIS PROSPECTS. "What are your prospects in life?' her father sternly asked. "Well," said the young man modestly, "I 1 ave invented a new cough medicine, which is nlrea'ly now to be brought be fore the public. " The engagement was announced next day. Somercille Journal. INDEED A nEALTHY TOWN. "Where have you passed your vaca tion ?" asked ono clerk of another. "At the beautiful little village of Z." "Is it a healthy locality ?" "Healthy! It's so healthy that in or der to start their new cemetery they were obliged to nssasinftte au inhab itant." American. HE DESERVED PROMOTION. Friend (to Lieutenant Goldbraid) Why, Lieutenant, how are you ? I'm glad to see you back. Goldbraid Ya'as, we reached port this morning; but you mustn't call me Lieutenant any more, Chappie, I'm a Captain now. Friend Ts that so. Promoted, eh! Goldbraid Ya'as; for gallant conduct ia the late war between Hayti and the United States. Life. AT liREAKFAST. Mr. Latelywed What'ro yon going to do now, get up a shooting tournament ? Mrs. Latelywed What foolish things you say ! What prompted that brilliant remark, pray ? Mr. Latelywed Well, what are those things for, then ? Mrs. Lntelywed Those I Why, they're hot rolls ! Mr. Lately we I Oh! I thought they were clay pigeons ! I'Miburg Press. A MAN OF RESOURCES. Tommy Traddles (threateningly) I'll tell my father on you, Willie Waffles WijrrtTdo I care for your father." He can't hurt me. Tommy Traddles Cau't he? My father is a doctor. JV. Y. Sun. CATCHING A TARTAR. An Augusta store genial and jocose proprietor. Enter lady. "Is Mr. A. in ( ' "He is not, Madam." " "Do you know when he will ba in ?" "I do not." "Will I find him at4iis house if I call there " "Do you take this for on intelligence oflii e, Madam " nsked the proprietor. "Not after I look at your face, sir," nnd tho ?oor slummed nfter a willowy feminine form. Augusta (Me.) Journal. Automatic Turnstile. The principle of the automatic boxes, which form such prominent objects at our railway stations, has been applied to doors nnd turnstiles. A coin of the proper value must be dropped into a slot before the door can be opened, aud thus the services ofja money-taker aro dispensed with. Such doors aro applic able to tho entrances of exhibitious an I places of amusement. Their special use. however, is for lav atories anil tho like. For such cases it is necessary to insure that the doors shall always be closed after a persou has passed out through them, and that they cannot bo again opened except by the proper coin. To this end, folding doors, meeMngnt tho- middle, are employed. To the iusido of each door, and nt right angles to it, there is fixed a gato. When tho do rs are open tho two gates close tho passage, and when the gates are open the dnor.s are closed. A person wishing to enter an unoccupied apartment finds the doors open and tho gates closed. Ho drops his penny into the slot and then pushes open the gates, tho doors closing behind him. When he emerges he opens tho doors, and at the same timo the gates close behind him. Thus the entrance is always barred. Bo.iton CullicaUr. Carp Culture a Success. Tho experiment made some five or six years ago growing German carp as a food fish in American waters has turned out a great suocess and the cultivation of that fish has taken its place among the fish industries of the country. In the vicinity of this city nnd along the coast front where thero "are so many fine fish to obtain, the carp will never be sought for to auy great extent, but to inland cities and the Western country it is a boon. Its flosh is excell 'nt though not as sweet and rim grained as that of some of the na'ivo salt and fresh water fish. It will live in sluggish water and in pounds whore nothing but catfish nnd frogs are found. It is prolific and a rapid grower. In Texas iu five years' time a carp grow to weigh 10 pounds, and in ponds in this sction stocked four nnd fivo years ngo, carp weighing from four to even pounds are now being taken. Tho fish is homely to look at and is sluggish in its movements. Iu the Western ponds and lakes aud such rivets as the Missouri and Missis sippi, they will increase rapidly and in a short time prove a staple fish product. As a game fish tho carp is nt the lower end of the list. Ke.n York Times. The President Kisses a Little Miss. Tho President's nfternoon reception on a recent occasion was attended by an unusually largo number of peoplo, among them being a delegation of Brooklyn school teachers visiting Wash ington. iSear tlie close ol tho reception, when the President had seated himself to chat for a few moments with a per sonal friend, a charming littlo damsel of nine years of age, who had already been presented to President Cleveland, tripped up to him aud boldly demanded a kiss, declaring thnt she desired to be kissed by tho President of tho United States. President Cleveland was too gallant to d-ny such a request, nud the little Boston lady attained her object and went away happy. P.'iilulelphia Press. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1889. A GIRL RANCHER. AN INSTANCE OF WHAT FEMI NINE PLUCK MAY DO. IIow Miss Cassie Watkiiis Took Up a Laud Claim in the Wilderness, Perhaps the most remarkable "girl ranchman" in the West, says a Denver letter to the New York World, is Miss Cassie Watkins, au energetic young woman who came to Colorado in" 1885 without a dollar aud at once proceeded to take up 320 acres of land, which she has recently proved. Greater strength of character, a more indomitable will and firmer resolution have never been summoned to tho aid of any woman in this country. Those who aro acquaint ed with Cassie Watkins know that the has done everything thnt women do not do ordinarily, from shooting coyotes to chopping wood, aud performing most of the necessary carpenter work about her cabin. The most ronarkable thing about it all is the fact that Miss Watkins is not the daughter of a horny-fisted son of toil, but a graceful, highbred city, girl who until the last few summors had never performed duties other than thoso which devolve upon teachers in city schools. If you meet Miss Watkins on the street you are attracted nt once by a tall, rather dashing and decidedly styl ish young woman, who looks out at you from a pair of clear, earnest gray eyes, touches you with a handsomely gloved hand, smiles cordially and passes on. She is strsight as an arrow, and although there is nothing in her garb which var ies in tho least from that of the hun dreds of ladies whom one meets in the streets daily, there is somcting in her carriage which suggests an unusual de gree of personality. Miss Watkins came to this State from Detroit. She is quite alone in the world, having no friend to whom sho would ap ply for aid in any emergency. Like so many others she has read for years of tho opportunities for making money in Col orado and resolved to come here and make the effort for indeDendenco. On reacmng uenver sue at once entered tho annual competitive examination for teachers in the city schools, and by rea son of superior scholarship was offered the first position. After teaching in the city schools two weeks, City Superin tendent Gove, now President of the Na tional Educational Association, made her his secretary, a position which she has filled with honor ever since. After passing her examination Miss Watkins went to a section of country lying twelve miles south of Colorado Springs, where there lay several large tracts of Government laud. -Sho spent some time in the neighborhood, and soon conceived the idea of taking up a claim, believing that by so doing she might secure to herself permanent inde pendence. She had no money, however, and it was whilo pondering as to how she could best raise the 20 necessary to take out her first pnpers that sho re ceived word announcing her position in Denver assured. . The first money Miss Watkins earned that fall she drew at once and took out papers on a fine pre-emption claim of 160 acres and a timber claim of 1G0 acres. She first proved tho pre-emption, and then converted the timber claim into a homestead. . Next she erected a shanty or claim cabin, tho cost of which was $25. Its dimensions were 10x12, nnd when it was completed, meagre though it was, tho resolute young woman reflected that sho was monarch of all she surveyed. She was a free and independent house holder, even though tho starlight looked in intrusively through the cracks in the roof, and the mice, not iu the least in timidated by her presence, danced quadrilles on tho floor by night nnd day. She shingled the roof of her domicile witli her own hands, and experienced a fall in so doing which came within an inch of ending her lifo. Her nearest neighbor had a bachelor's hay ranch one and a half miles away. The nearest woman lived nearly three miles distant. After securing hor position in Denver, Miss Watkins spont a great many Satur days, Sundays and all her holida vs at the ranch. Sho also frequently procured a substitute, and in this way "spent a great deal of timo on her wild and deso late domain. In the Spring of 18SG Miss Watkins inclosed her land with a barbed-wire fence and built a dam. Tho fence cost $135. It was estimated that the dam would cost 810, but repeated washouts soon ran tho expense of that costly im provement up to 200. The dam proved a complete failure, it having been wrong ly built by inexperienced men. She also decided to put iu a crop of alfalfa, hoping for sufficient returns to offset at least soaio of her rapidly'inereasing ex penses. The alfalfa seed and the labor of sowing it proved very expensive. In consequence of the failure of the dam, she had no water, therefore tho alfalfa did not grow after coming up succf ss fully. All this expenditure was total loss. The resolute young woman, nothing daunted, however, set about the im provement of her cabin by building another room, 8x12, and a 12x12 barn. The noxt item of exi enditnre was the building and recording of what was known as the Watkins Ditch, which lod out of the dam on Bock Creek over the alfalfa land. Tho surveying, plotting and recording of this was another heavy expense. When all this wns done the young i woman furnished her cabin with articles created by her own hand, hung her very creditable paintings on the walls, and occasionally during the Summer months entertained city friends. She is a dash ing horsewoman, and her tall, slender fignre, clad in its stylish habit and mounted firmly in the saddle, has always been tho object of admiration for miles around. Miss Watkins made final proof of her preemption claim during the latter part of September, 1880, by payment to the Government of 1.25 per acre. She then converted her timber claim, lying adjacent on the Little Fountain, into a homestead and erected a new cabin. In tho fall of last year she went to the land office at Pueblo, but tho register, nfter looking over her papers, clnimed that her residence was insufficient, that other hands than her's had ploughed her land that two of her rooms in her house were bui t of old lumbor, and made several similar weak statements in defense of his action. Inspired by despair she wroto her own appeal to Land Commissioner Stocks lager at Washington, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Stockslager's first assistant, wrote to the girl that ho would give the mat ter his personal attention, aud he did so. She received her rejection on Feb. 29 last year, and on tho 15th day of last September, Mr. Anderson wrote to the Register at Pueblo, reversing the decis ion, and stating that he considered the case worthy and unusual. At this the young lady's joy was boundless. Hope returned, and she felt that her labor had not bjen in vain. She has spent considerable time nt the ranch sinco the reversal of the decision, and is now by far the best known girl ranchman in Central C. dorado. Miss Watkins's ranch is now valued nt about 83,000, and will doubtless prove valuable alfalfa land as soon as it is properly irrigated. "Watkins's Glen," as it is known, is one of the prettiest spots on the Little Fountain. Back of tho cabin is tho "river," a picturesque creek, fringed by overhanging cottonwoods, which lend variety to the otherwise monotonous landscape. In the last three years Foun tain City, a town threo miles away, has become the centre of three railroads, a fact which has greatly increased tli3 value of Watkins' Glen and materially lessened the inconveniences of its fair young mistress. BICE IS JAPAN. An Interesting Description of its Growth and Treatment. A report, recently received at the State department from iVr. John M. Birch, United States consul at Nagasaki, Japan, contains some instructive infor mation relative to the production and consumption of rice in Japan. He says: The staple food of Japan is rice, and it is grown throughout the empire, not only wherever irrigation is possible, but tho species known ns upland rice is grown on high dry ground, needing no irrigation, just as wheat is grown in America. In this consular district the lowland variety of rice and the best rice in Japan is grown, and in such quanti ties that it is becoming a leading artie'e of export. Tho fields in which it is grown in this district nro small the largest seldom being over one-fourth of au acre in area and lies almost entirely under water from the timo the seedling is planted in May or June until the ripened grain is harvested iu October or November. Tho wnter so necessary is conducted to the fields, which have raised borders, by means of conduits from different streams, or m times of drought, from basins, which have been constructed to retaiu the content3 of these streams Hooded during the rainy season. Tho sides of the numerous hills surrounding mis city aro laui out in terraces and into the levels which aro intended for rice, the water collected on the higher grounds is led by conduits, the quantity being regulated by means of dams pro vided with wood-gates, so as to bo left on or shut off at pleasure. On the level plains in the interior of the Island of iveirsnin irrigation, however, is not so easy, the farmers boing compelled to pump tho water to the higher level of their fields from the streams or reser voirs. The pump in universal uso ro resembles a water-wheel, or a steamer's paddle-wheel, nnd is made to revolve by a man ascending the float boards. Iu tho spring, about the Month of March, the fields, which have been left without cultivation during tho winter season, are dug up and begin to bo pre pared for rice sowing. In digging tho ground tho farmer uses for the purpose a mattock-shaped agricultural imple ment universally used in Japan. This implement is used as our laborers uso the mattock, or tho blado may be fast ened to a wooden beam, thus forming a plow, which is drawn by a horse or an ox. The broken ground is then thor oughly saturated with a liquid manure, consisting of nil sorts of refuse, such as night soil mixed with bathing water, rotten grass, bamboo leaves, and when dried by tho sun the ground is again dug up and flooded with water to the .depth oi 3 inches. Through the slush is drawn an agricultural implement somewhat resembling a harrow, for the purpose of disintegrating the soil nnd horouegly mixing the manure with it. The soil is now ready to receive the seedlings, which have been grown from tho seed rice. The seed rice being soaked until ready to sprout is sown in very heavily man ured patches of ground, covered with water during tho night, and drained off during the day; and when the sprouts are C iuchos high, which is in the month of May, they are transplanted into tho prepared fields ns shallowy as possible (the numbr depending on the quality of the ground), in tufts of several plants, about 6 inches apart, and ar ranged in such a way that all the roots aro ot the same length. The work is done by all the members who are oble to wade about in the water. The rice sprouts thus planted require a great deal of manuring and cultivating before they put foi th the ripened ear. It is esti mated that from the planting time until tho harvest, in November, the fields are hoed once every two weeks, in order that they may be kept froo from weeds, water-plants, etc. When the ear is about to burst forth the earth must be drawn up to the roots, and at tho same time the plants must bo heavily measured, which is done by the farmer pouring on the roots of each tuft liquid mouure, consisting of a mixture of everything which is supposed to possess fertilizing qualities, but of which night-soil is the principal ingredient. In September the fields are permitted to becomo dry, nnd in October and No vember, when the oars present a yellow color, tho grain is cut by an agricultural implement rt sembling a sickle, dried on the fields ns our farmers cure the newly cut grain, made into bundles, and taken to the farm yasds. The heads nro then pulled from the straw by drawing the bundles through a comb-like arrange ment of wooden or iron teeth, hulled or thrashed by spreading them on a mat and beating them with a flail, anil sep arated from the chaff by running tho thrashed grain through a machine ma le of two bamboo baskets, placed one upon j the other and full of cut bamboos placed on end, which form the cleaner. The food rice is a's further cleaned by pounding it with a pestle, in a mortar shaped vessel, and where a number of pestles are used iu ns many mortars they aro set in motion by water or steam power. Washington Mar. BEWARDS of surgery. Tliey Come Slowly, but When They Do Come ara Pretty Hig. A conversation with a young physi cian recently disclosed a fact new to the writer. "I should like to go in for sur gery," said the M. L). ,"but I can't afford to do so. I'm dependent on my pro fession, and so, though surgery would pay best in the long run the very long run I must stick to what will bring me in money at once. You see, tho majori ty of surgical cases involve poor peoplo who can't pay. It's the poor woman iu tho factory, who gets caught in the ma chinery, or the poor man who gets crushed in tlie street. Their cases de mand just as good care as those of the rich man, but they can't pay for it. Tho rich nre protected from the ordinary ac cidents, nnd the proportion of surgical cases among those who enn afford to pay for treatment is disproportionate to the whole number of surgical eases. Be sides, the poor go to tho hospitals for surgical treatment. Now, there are any quantity of medical cases requiring comparatively little care, but bringing iu a constant stream of small amounts; and, ns the Scotch any, 'Many a mickle makes a muckle.' and I'm looking nfter the mickles, perhaps 'nickles' would be an American translation hoping to get my muckle. Once in a while, of coins, a rich man requires a dangerous surgical operation, and then, of course, big foes are paid, but I can't afford to wait for that while.'' One case, such ns this youug doctor spoke of, was that of a well-known young fallow on whose face had crown a huge goatee-like excrescence, disfiguring him frightfully, causing him great inconven ience, and nt last becoming positively dancerous to his health. At last ono of New York's big surgeons undertook TERMS $1.50. to remove it. Two operations were necessary, with a long interval betweeu mem. ine surgeon and his chief as sistant performed them. The fees, savs popular report, ranged from 810,000 to 8100,000 for the chief, and from 85,000 to $0,000 for the assistant. Y'et even tho larger amounts would not have reimbursed them for the study necessary in fitting themselves to do the operation. As the colored man explained to his mas ter; "j. done change you fifty cen s fer killin de cahf, sah, au one dollah fer de know-how." It's the cost of acquir ing the "know-how that keeps many young doctors on the medical side of their profession. Iu connection with this case, it mny be said that it was a great triumph for American surgery, 'ihe young man had applied to all the best surgeons in Great Britain ami in Europe, aud from each of thni he hoard his death sent ence : " We can't operate. Any opera tion will merely kill you moro quickly than the growth itself. Go home, put your affairs in order, nnd live as long as you can." He did live ns long as he could; he is Jiving now; and that he is is due to the courage of au Americau surgeon in a crisis before which foreign ers sat helpless. A similar triumph was that won by a oinuiigmsueii auenisn oi i iniaueipiiia. The head of rne of the largest insane asylums of this countrv, desirous of studying the most apprved methods of treating the insane, went abroad to visit the foreign hospitals. He called on one of the greatest European specialists and explained his intentions. "My denr sir," said the Frenchman, "go home, go home, and go to the Philadelphia Hospital ; there you will hml a man who knows more than any of us, whoso methods are perfect, whom we all study and reverence." The American went home, and learned that the Frenchman was right. It may be remarked that both of these distinguished Americans are dead. -A'eic York Sun. A Cloth Impervious to Moisture. Among the various textilo products of Irish manufacturing skill, the most ex tensively known, says the New York Clottier, is the justly celebrated Irish frieze. Its manufacture has come down from time immemorial. Tho process sinco it was first woven on the primitive hand loom, and the subsequent manipu lation to prepare it for tho only garment for which it is pre-eminently suited, the colha more (big coat, or overcoat), has been handed down from ono generation of the Irish people to another, until, at the present day, the rapidly increasing steam power looms of the Irish mills are engaged iu manufacturing friezes which are making their way by sheer force of real merit in the best markets of the world. The chief features which distinguish frieze from all other cloth is its absolute imperviousness to rain, and its extraor dinary durability. In these it resem bles the famous blankets of tho Navajo Indians. Of course we are now speak ing of real Irish frioze, not the counter feit article, which is now quite plentiful in American markets. These points of excellence are secured through the pe culiar method of manufacturing the longest and best wool, selected from the best Irish fleeees, without which there can be no p!DuiM IciuU -riozo. The process in itself is quite simple, but tedious, demandiug much time, care and attention. Nothing but washed wool of the longest and strongest fib?r is used. This is first dyed, and afterward, when spun, is doubled so as to resemble yarn; in fact, it is softly spun woolen yarn, which has not been treated by acids in any manner, so that the whole natural strength of the wool fiber remains unim paired. This yarn is then woven, after which it is put through the thickening or tucking process, as it is termed. This latter is. practically a somewhat pro longed washing or sousing of the cloth in a carefully prepared solution, slowly heated up to the boiling point, and then slowly cooled again. This shrinks and consequently thickens tho fabric which comes from the loom to such an extent that it becomes almost impossible, after cutting the goods, to separate oue thread of the cloth from the other, so closely are they a'licd and so interde pendent on each other. The final operation is the dressing and finishing of the poods. From this brief explanation it will bo perceived in what the chief points of the excellence of Irish frieze consist. Dyed in tho wool, the color is permanent untreated by , a.ud, tho natural virility of the wool liber is preserved. Romance of a Racehorse. The career of the celebrated thorough bred stallion Billot, who died in Ken tucky recently, is full of romance, and in its way quite as much a matter for the novelist's pon as that of the far fumed Godolphin Arabian. Billet ran ns a two-year-old about nine teen times in England, and won very few of his races. As a three-year-old he was thought fit only for hurdle racing, and for that purpose was given to a youug sporting man who at the present moment is earning a precarious living iu New York as a horse-dealer. Break ing down on the eve of a big race, Billet was thought to be lit culy for the sham bles or whatever ho might bring in the Liverpool docks. Purchased there for a song, ho was brought to America and was ictually hawked about tho Btreets looking for a purchaser. By some stroke of destiny ho fell into the hands of a Western breeder, and first attracted at tention as the siro of Yoltnrno, a noted long distance performer about ten years ago. Messrs. Bowen, Clay nnd Woodford, of Pnris, Ivy., were just then looking for a stallion to put at the head of their Kun nymede. They purchased Billet for S5, 000,000, and though the mures at this stud woro young and unknown, their produca to "Billet at once boan to win many of the two-year stakes. Miss Woodford's career iu 1883, when sho was a three-year-old, supplemented by her unbeaten career in 1884, established Billet as ono of the leading sires of the country. Elias Laurence, Barnes, Sir Dixon, Boceland, Belvidere. Tho Lion ess nnd others have earned great famo for their sire, once thought worthless. A'ew York Journal. How Window Smashers Work. Breaking store windows for the pur pose of robbery has been reduced to a system of which few people are aware. It is a bold piece of work, and requires a man of nerve. Tho old method was to smear molasses or wax on tho window pane, cover it wilh paper nnd forco in the glass. Tho sticking material pre vented the pieces from falling and making a noise. Tho largo plute glass windows now in nso necessitate another mode of breaking. The sharp end of a three-cornered file is inserted between the woodwork nnd the lower end of tho pane, and a quick turn of tho file spl.ts the glass. Thy broken piece is quickly pried out without much noise. Some window smashers airy an iron plate having a handle liko a shield on one side and n sharp, projecting iron rod on the other. This is pushed ng:vin--t the win dow, breaks iu the glass, oud leaves nn oponing large enough to secure a good grip nt the contents exposed for show. Chicago Times. K0TES AXD COMMENTS. Yellow fever is never killed in Cuba by cold weather. It lurks there all the winter, waiting for a warm wave to carry it to our shores. The cost of copper to consumers lias advanced more than 100 per cent sinco tho organization of the great Interna tional Copper Trust. Tub chief iucreaee iu the books pub lished in England last year was in novels. The number of poetical and drainatio publications was twice as great as in '87. 'lhere wero altogether 4,960 books published during the year. The new ocean steamship Teutonic, which has just been launched, marks another advance in naval architecture. She is neorly six hundred foot long, and an eighty-yard footraco could lie mu ou her promenade deck without any trouble. The crowned heads of Europe are be coming so literary that a magazine is proposed to which only those of royal blood shall be allowed to contribute. No advertisements will be taken, nud critr icisms of each number will be furnished to the papers by tho librarian of each couit. The proposed Nicaragnan canal, whilj much longer from ocean to ocean than the Panama passage, will be much easier to construct by utilizing the chaunels of Lake Nicaragua and tho San Juan Iiiver, so thnt the length of the canal proper will be only thirty-nine miles against forty-seven at Panama. Thet are still pegging away at the Capo Cod Ship Canal, which was begun nine years ago. The contract requires the work to befiuished by June 20, 1801, but as thero are seven miles yet to bo dug, and a3 during 1888 there was only about seven-eighths of a mile opened, tho prospects are not good for the fulfilment of the con ti act. Vesuvius has lately beeu very active. It has been rapidly throwing up a new cone of eruption about thirty to forty yards to tho southwest of the original oue, and the fissure across the crater piano toward tho west-southwest is in creasing in size aud is richer in acid emanations. It is possible, therefore, that an eruption may take place soon on that sido of tho cone, since tho vent tends to shift along the fissure pointing in that direction. A petition is being circulated among the residents of Yorktowu. N. Y., ask ing tho President to retire Postmaster Lewis Purdy from active service and grant him a liberal pension for the re mainder of his life. Mr. Purdy is said to bo the oldest postmaster in tho Uni ted States, both ill years and service, having been appointed postmaster of Shrub Oak by President W. H. Harri son in 1841. Mr. Purdy is now ninety three years of nge, and receives and dia- tributes the mail twice a day, and lias never been absent from his post one day sinco he has beeu in the service. His ouly assistant is his wife, who is ninety years of ngo. Charles B. Holmes, of Chicago, who is one of the syndicate now owning the Walsh street car lines of bt. .Louis, is the President of a syndicate owning all of tho street enr lines in Indianapolis, is President of the Chicago Bail way Com pany, with 1,000 cars, and is ns well the head of nuothcr syndicate which owns tho street car lines of Bock Island, Dav enport and Moline, on the Upper Mis sissippi, and is understood to ba the head of a svndicato which has lately iu- vtited nearly 81,000,000 iu cab'o lines in Los Angeles, Cal. He probably con trols more street car lines and miles to day than any man in tho world. He be gan, says tho Glohe-Democrat, the street car business in Chicago in 1878, being then called to the management . of tho Chicago company. He is now fifty years of ago. The vandal is beginning to leave his mark on the Washington Monument. His name is written on tho wooden win dow frames at tho top, in sundry cor ners, on the inner face of the shaft, on the memorial tablets, nnd on the bae outside. There have been several ar rests, nnd many would-be offenders, caught just ns they were preparing to write thtir names, havo been given warning nnd ejected from tho monu ment. As yet no damage lins been Uoou since the opening ot the suatt to the public beyond tho scribbling o? some pencil marks that can be rubbed off, but thero has been a continual tendency to attempt to deface the monument on the part of a large number of visitors. It is quito evident that a larger forco of watch men, both at the top nnd in the interior of the shaft, is needed to take proper care of tho structure. - Senator Hale's bill I o reorganize and equalize the rank and pay of the per sonnel of the navy is attracting a groat denl of attention. It provides thnt the active list of line officers shall consist of one admiral, one vice-admiral, ten rear admira's, fifteen commodore.", forty-tivo antiaus, ninty commanders, lOdiioiiten- ant-commanders, 325 lieutenants, 200 en signs and the number of cadets now al lowed by law. .Tha. medical corps will consist of fifteen inspectors, fit teen directors, 100 surgeons and forty-five as sistant surgeons, ranking from captain to ensign; tho pay corps of thirteen direc tors, thiitteu inspectors and 100 pay masters, ranking from captain to ou- sign; the engineer corps of 100 chief en gineers, lilty-nve passed assistant en gineers and iuu assistant engineers, 'an kins from captain to ensign; twen ty-four chaplains, in rank ranging from captain to lieutenant; twelve profi ssors of mathematics, with rank from captain to lieutenant; thirly naval constructors and ten civil engineers, representingraiik from caption to lieutenant. The p iy of the officers rims from 13,000 for admir al to SfiOO for cadets nt the academy, anil 81,000 for cadets after leaving Au- u ipolis. Increase of pay for long terms of service up to 40 per cent, extra is pro ude 1, and for 20 per cent, extra whilo in commissio i. 1! tired officers are to have 75 per cent, of their highest si'a pay, nnd pincers may bo ietird after thirty years' service. Of 2(5,000 criminals arrested in Paris in the course of the year tho figure it self seems incredibly largo -1P,000 ha I not attained the age of twenty. There is just now an epidemic of crimes of vio lence perpetrated by young men, nud if the thieves and assassins at present con fined iu French prisons were sorted ac cording to tho age, it would bo found that the very large majority ore made up of youths between sixteen nnd twenty. These statistics were supplied by the urnsecntino' counsel in the hist iudicial - f-ousation thnt has com o before the Paris courts, ond tlie course of tho trial sup plied the explanation of tho fact, it was a murder caso oi extraordinary bru tality. The victims were an old woman of seventy-eight and her lodger, tho or ganist of the parish church, ail old man of seventy. Tho criminal was the son of tho parish beadle, and the rnotivo for the murder was mere theft. The houso was broken into at night, tho old man struck down and left for dead ou the staircase, nnd then tho old woman bru tally murdered. The hoardings of both a low hundred fraucs wcr j earned off, nnd the thief arro-ited in bed tho same day with tho money in his posses sion, and his clothes stained with blood. At tho trial it was proved that a long career of crinn culminated in this hor rible and mercenary outrage the evi dence wns convincing, and the jury found the murderer "(iuilty with extenuating circumstances." To English renders tho verdict seems inconceivable. Even for French readers it has to be explained, and the explanation a Ids to the diffi culty. Tho prisouer was only eighteen. He hail long lair inur, diuo eyes, nnu the faco of a young girl. No wonder tho French prisons arc full of young criminals. London Seits. Original Reason for (V.ne ("arrj lug. Somebody has been looking up tho history of canes in this country, mid finds that they wero originnly a part of tho repertory of tho lenders oi the church, being the principal badge of the deacon. I ho cane was about tun feet long, nnd ouo end was emt'llis'ic I wiin a kuoi, the other vvit'i fca'her-i. hen tho small boy rebelled he got a mo on tho head with the uncharitable head of tho cane. It the nenii oi tnc lanu y got v dreaming of the happy days in tho old English home, the tm key "it plumage on tho deacon's cane feathered him iuto life again.