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A Drcam of Jlome.
Tho sun's rnys slnnt tho pnth nloug,
Tlio nlr is bnlmy ns in Juno;
Tho robln singa lils ovoninir nong,
And tliroURli tho sky tho now, crny moon
Moves cnlmly on, untrnmmelod, frco,
But Bomothins whlspers tmto mo
Tho brook sinRs ns it Rontly flows,
Tho f roff cronks by tho wntcr's rim;
Thcro in contcnt tho lily Rrows,
Aud thoro tho fishos dnrtlng, swim;
I hcnr nnd bco tlio old brown mill,
But, nh 1 tlieso snd words linunt mo stiU
In clovcr mcndows brond nnd fnir,
In drowsy mood tho cowb awnit
Tho fnrm-boy's cnll tipon tlio nir,
Whilo, with his pnil, bcsido tho gnto
AVhich opcns down tho grnssy lnno,
My brother bronthos tlioso words of pnin
Tho stecpled chnrcli, thoBchoolhousononr,
' Tho wood whero I hnvo ronmed nt will,
Tho qunint, old fnrrnhonse, to mo denr,
My youthful home my mnnhood's Btill
I pco theso ns in dnys gono by.
But Bomcthihg whispora (ns I sigh)
Oh, hcnrts, in whom thoro is no Mny!
Who yearn to henr my footfnlls whero
Tho pnth, so bcnten, tiikes its wny
Under old trecs so grnnd nud fnir !
Denr hcnrts who long for mo to coiue,
I cnn bat fny I cnn go homo
For longer, Btill, yourbrenBte mnst know
A sndncss freo from nll disguiso,
Ero I cnn lenve thepo sccnes nnd go
And look into fnir, loving eyes,
And clnsp tho hnnds bo wnrm, nnd kiss
Tho lips I'vo pressod bo of t in bliss
Forgottcn, but ns Bweet nnd strong
As whou ono dronmful nutumn dny
I Bnid "good-bye," nnd pnssed nlong
Down tho old wnlk, nnd went nwny,
Not thinking thoro wonld como n day
AVhen I should hnvo, ns now, to say
Alns, not yct ! Fnr, fnr from this !
Still must I wnit 1 A1I I cnn do
Is just to wnft a long, long kisw,
BedeweU with love, Oh, henrts, to yon,
And marmur theso snd words onco rnore,
Unthought of in tho dnys of yoro
Ueorge Xcwcll Lotcjoy.
lly tho window o the drawing-room
of the corner house in u dingy London
square stood llonor AVyllio and Archer
Douglas ;v tiill, dark-coiuplexioned
girl ; iiuri a slight, fair young man,
ijomcwhnt above tlio middlo height.
llonor's slendcr llngers were me
clmnically untwisting tlio cords of the
tassel that liung from tho heavy cur
tains; her large gray cycs wero di
rectod at the little inclosure of smoky
looking trc'es, upon whioh the smut
laden rain was falling, but they saw
ueither trees nor rain.
" I never for. an instant thought of
this," she said, without inoving. " lle
heve ine, never, or I .should have been
Iler coiiipunion niado no reply; yet
his flguro expressed attention.
"All tliis timo I havo been under
the impression that you know I was
engaged. It has been no secret. 1
thought every ono knew !"
Still no answer. Tho young nian's
lient liead dropped lower on liis brenst.
" Do speak to ine," slio said, plead
ingly, atter a pause. " He angry with
ine anything rather tlian this siieiico 1
I am so sorry so ashanied "
" Angry 1" and Douglas ehecked a
groan tliat had all but made itself
IIo approached a step nearer to her,
to look earnestly at her prolile, tiien
started as a drop of water suddenly
fell upon the back of her hand.
" Crying, llonor 1 There, I will go.
Tlmnk you for everytliing. I hope
ho is worthy your love, llonor.
Ileaven bless you ! Muy you bo very
liappy 1 Don't shed any tears for ine
I don't want to think I havc clouded
"And I am forgiven?" sho con
trived to ask in a choked voice.
"Forgiven! For what? Forbeing
too kind and sweet? Yes, I forgivo
you that, Miss AVyllie! Good-bye."
IIo moved slowly and unwillingly to
Sho waited till ho reached it, then
advanced to the middlo of tlio room.
" You say you aro not angry, and
yet you aro going liko that."
Douglas stood irresoluto. Daro ho
trust hiinsclf to tako tho soft hand ap
pcalingly extendedi1 Ilis powere of
self-control wero already drawn upon
to almost tlieir full extent.
Tlio next instant ho held her hand in
a grasp that niado her llineh, drawing
her toward him tho whilo to obtain a
hetter view of her half-averted face.
"llonor," ho said, almost fiereely,
"do you know what you mado li'io
think V That if I had been tho llrst
if you were freo now "
" Oh, huslil" she cried, shrinking
from him; and wrenching away her
hand, sho retreatcd to tlio window,
palo as ashcs.
Their eycs met. Tlien not vcntur
ing to utter another word ho hastily
quitted tho room.
llonor, trembling liko a leaf, her
heart beatingjWildly, pressed her face
to tho pano to seo him pass up tho
Kquarc; and when ho was out of sight
sank on the iloor witli her head buried
in her arms on tlio settee.
Sho had not long been in this posi
tion beforo a slim, lnlddlo-aged lady
ontered, to look round at llrst without
seeing her. Then, on a seeond inspec
tion, becoming awaro of tho preseneo
of Honor, sho sat down besido lier and
laid her hand on thotumbled hair.
"Dear mol" sho cricd, wrinkling
lier smooth brow. "Tut, tut, tutl
Come, como 1 Why, pet I"
Theso sympathetic ojaculatlons mado
the girl move her position, throw ono
rain round the wuisst of tlio cOnsoler,
nnd lay hcr tear-wet faco on thocarcjs
Miss tcllls ono of tho threo
niatden nunts of llonor Wylllo said
nothing furtlier at tho momont. Sho
contented herself with parting,
sinoothing andtoying with hernleco's
hair, and waltcd.
"Tlicre," said llonor at last, sitting
up and drying her eyes, " auntle, you
won't bo angry no, I mcan vexcd.at
what I am going to say V" ,:
"Surely not, love. What Is it, oh ?"
askcd Miss Mcllis, in a soft and sooth
" I should liko to go home at onco
to-night or to-morrow. Oli I you will
let me, Aunt Alice? You will not
"Uut why, llonor? "What havo wo
"Xothing, aunt. Uut I want to get
away from London. I must go 1"
Sho was so earucst that Miss Mcllls
looked startled aud troublcd.
" "What will Aunt Anno and Aunt
Mary say V" she asked. "They havo
been making plans for taking you out
next week a concert, 1 think but
don't let them know 1 told you, for it
was to bo a surpriso. And your visit
only half over I"
"I will talk to them, aunt, and
they will not bo offendcd. I will llnish
tho visit soinetirnc."
"It isthrough him, is it not?" and
Miss Mellis gavo a little nod at tho
window, as though Archer Douglas
were just outside.
llonor's look answcrod her.
In tho meantimo Douglas sfarted
back to his chambers in Lincoln's Inn
in so confused a framo of mind that
after being twico nearly run over ho
had to tako a cab, unconscious even
that tho driver thercof winked know
ingly nt another driver as ho ollicially
helped him in.
Douglas might, in fact, havo been
in the condition tlio cabman sup-
posed, so unconscious was ho of what
went on around him. .hven wlien Ho
was onco moro in his own room,
gloomy as a dark, wet day in London
could make, his thouglitswere scarcely
under his own controi.
For the noxt week ho fought hard
to drivo from his mind this gnawing
regret; but ho fought vainly, for tho
conviction that sho could havo loved,
or over did actually lovo him, was too
strong; and his trouble, instead of
growing less, seemed almost to in
erease. Ile determined at last to go away
for a timo and seo what change would
elTect. And witli this decision canio
another. Ile would mako an attempt
to bo rcconciied to his father witli
whom ho had quarreled somo six
AVhile ho was full of hopcs and plans
for the future, llonor Wylllo partici
pating in them all, this division from
tho only near relation ho possesscd
seemed but a trifling thing. Now that
ho was again thrown upon mmscli,
his loneliness seemed to magnify teu
timcshe weight of the blow that had
VleWilt ratlier like a prodigal as tho
trahi whirled him througli Kent and
into Sus.iex; for it was at Ilastings
that his father now dwclt. IIo knew
that lie had been in tlio wrong. On
the mere suggestion of a possible step-
motlier lio had sjioken with passionate
resentment of such an ldea. Uut why
not? Ilis father was but forty-live.
AVhy should ho bo condemned to live
uone possibly twenty or tlnrty years
Still pondcring over theso questions
he reached tho end of liis journey.
IIo stood still among tho crowd of
peojilo even at tliis time of year seck-
mg liealth or aniusement liere. Inva-
lids in bath-chairs wero wheeled past
him; childrcn witli spades tumbled
over his feet; sailors asked him if he
wanted a boat; but ho scarcely saw or
heard. Ile looked sadly l'ar out over
the wido expanso of sea, tinted in
stripes of gray and blue, as tho clouds
and sky alternated above, and glisten-
ing witli white streaks that, near at
hand, becamo the snowy crests of rest-
Looking out thus ho felt tho dcsiro
to be alono growing into a delinito
longing. IIo shrank still from tho
lneeting with his father, who might,
for all ho knew, receivo him eoldly and
keep him at a distance. And so think
ing, he wandeml througli tlio quaint
old town and out upon the rock-strewn
A short walk brought him to a "part
of the shore quite unfrequentod. Ilere,
upon a boulder quaintly striped, wliere
larger boilders broko thocutting wind,
he sat and watched the breaking waves
IIow long ho had been thoro he
could not havo told, when his roverio
was brought to nn end by the appear
aneo of two flgures between him and
tho sea. Though not ten yards from
whero he sat they did not seo him,
but stood still in tho wintry sunlight
in earnest and npparently agitated
"Thank you for your frankness,
love," tho man was saying, though the
breeze caught tho words and carried
them out of reacli of Archer's ears.
"llut you need not tremblo so. Am I
Tho girl, whoso hand was in his,
tightened her clasp on his strong
"And you will trust mo again?"
"Trust you? Yes; but wo will
wait a little. I believe in vour earnest
desiro to forget nll this ; but somo
things aro beyond otir power. Let us
seo what n little timo will do. AVhy
who is this? AVhat on earth is it
" Is it possible, father," was tho
answer, as the young man camo for
ward, his palo faco almpst lendeu in
IIo wanted to say somo words of
apology of icgret but nono would
come. It was difllcult to keep his
eyes from that ot'ner miuto, atartlet
flgurc, with color flushing and fadlng,
whlch drow back, as though longing
to get out of sight.
Then this was tho man who stood
between him and his lovo In both ilg
uratlvo nnd litcral scnse this man
who had seizcd both his hands in 11 nn
grlp who was looking at him with
eyes suddenly become misty.
" AVcll, 1 nm glad to sco you, boy I I
tliQiight you would como somo day. 1
am glad 1"
"Aro you, father?" Archer might
havo hlmself felt a llttlo moved, if It
had not been for that girllsh flguro
walking slowly away. "Perhaps I
should havo como sooner If I had
guesscd 1 should bo so welcome."
"You aro looking fearfully ill
though, Archer !" and Mr. Douglas sur
voyed liim anxiously. "AVliat havo
you been doing to yourself ?"
" Nothing. AVorking too hard, pos
sibly; and I havo had ono or two
things to worry mo lately."
" You must tell mo everytliing hon
cstly, lad; and I daro say 1 shall bo
ablo to help you, whatever tlioso
things are. And now Don't go,
llonor now. I must Introduco you.
Archer.'this is Miss AVyllle, my future
llonor had turned back at oncc. Sho
cxtended hcr hand.
It was taken in silence.
"AVo havo met beforc," sho said,
turning hcr face, suffused Avltlj color,
toward Mr. Douglas.
That look was a rovelation to tho
elder man. Ilis smilo vanishcd, giv
Ing placo to a strange, half-stunned
" Why did you not tell mo it was
Archer?" ho askcd, in a low voice, of
" I did not know ho was your son,"
"I congratulatoyou, father," Archer
said, with forced lightness of manner.
" And for tho present I will leavo you
to llnish your tetc-a-tete."
IIo was turning away, but his father
caught him by the arm.
"No," he said, almost harshly, "it
cannot end so 1 You and Miss AV'yllio
havo often met before?"
Archer inelined his head and looked
at llonor, whoso faco was averted.
"You asked herto be your wife?"
"I did. Is tl.is necessary ? "
" I think so. I don't want to give
either of you needless pain. Tell me,
Archer was'her refusal the trouble
you alluded to just now? Ilave you
Archer hesitated, ground his boot in
among tho pebbles and looked out to
sea, and linally said, slowly :
"I shall answer neither of (hoso
questions. I am deeply sorry that I
camo down here. All 1 can do is to
go again. Good-bye. Ileaven bless
you both ! Miss AVyllie, you havo
made a wiso choice. 1 have no doubt
you will be happy." ,
IIo raised his liat; then pulling it
low over his brow strode away, with
out heeding his father's diitaining
llonor's eyes followed him until ho
was out of sight.
" Tliere is no train just now," said
Mr. Douglas, drawing her hand througli
his arm, and walking slowly besideher
in tho same dirpction. " 1 shall not let
liim go. llonor, my dear girl, I need
not a"sk you if you lovo him."
" I lovo youi" she answered, cling
ing to him. ' You shall not turn mo
away. Let us forget all this, and bo
as wo wero before!"
' Do you niean this?"
"I do", Hobert; vou believe me, don't
IIo stopped to look at hcr, toilnd her
eyes mect him witli a resolute and
steady ga.e. Iler face was paler than
usunl, but that was all.
"My dear, I do believe you," he said,
with a quiet smile. " And now, I will
seo you home before "
IIo broko off and changed tho sub
ject with some haste.
As soon as ho had seen her to her
door ho hurried to his own home and
wrote two letters. Oiving up his in
tention of proventing his son's de
parture, ho occupied himself in pre
paring for his own. '
Tho next morning llonor reccived
ono of the two letters. Sho dropped
over it many secret tears nnd held
long counsel with her mother upon
what it contained.
Toward night, two uays later, a
tall, well-niado man camo out of a
hotel in Dover and took his way to
ward tho pier, with tho intention of
going on board tho night steamer for
Ho had not gone far when thero was
tho sound of somo ono running be
liind, and directly after he was caught
roughly by tho arm. IIo swung
round and struck a blow that sent his
fancied assailant staggering into the
At tho samo instant tho moonlight
shono on tho latter's face and ho gave
an astonishcd exclaination :
" Tlio same," said tho young man,
approaching him onco more. " You
needn't havo been in quito such n
"My dear boy! Havo I hurt you?"
"Not much only mado mo n bit
giddy. It's no matter, so long as I
havo caught you."
" AVhat does this mcan?" Mr. Doug
las asked; then, " AVhat brings you,
" Y'ou bring me," said his son, al
most ficrcoly. "That is, your blind
ness. Go back to her, father. You
meant to do what wiis best, instead of
wliieh you havo half broken her
heart. I havo seen her, and it is as 1
Tho elder man was a good deal agi
tated. "You aro deceiving mol" ho said,
" Ueforo' Ileaven I am not ! Go, if
you will ; but you leavo her alono, for
I go too. You would havo Bacriflced
yourself, I know, father ; don't think
I nm ungrateful. Uut it is no good
you ato acting under a mlstakc. You
givo It up."
"llut you, Archer?"
"I! Oh, lm right cnough I" nnd
ho laughcd abrtiptly. " Fshaw, father !
what do you takomo for, tllnt you try
to saddlo mo with a wifo who doesn't
caro a straw for me? Come, you givo
"My trlp to Franco? Yes. My
trnps aro oi board, though. I must
try If I can rescuo them."
" I'Jl seo to that," said Archer, and
llut either ho was too late, or they
could not easily bo found, for tho
steamer paddled out of tho harhor
with him on thedcck.and tho "traps"
Archer did not go below durlng tho
passage, but watched tho moon appear
and disappcar among tho clouds. or
gazcd at its silvery path over tho
Many of tho passengers looked with
curiosity or interest at tho young man
who, with pale face almost ghostly in
the bluish light, leaned motionless
against tho side, and looked out on tho
wateis the wholo night througli.
Mr. Douglas followed at a moro leis
urely pace; when his son ran off and
left him his mind was busy with this
new problein Could it bo possiblo that
ho had indecd been mistaken that
llonor loved him, with his iivo-and-forty
years to look back upon, hetter
than Archer? Had her assertion that
it was but a passing fancy.a weakness
that she had conquered, been tho sim
ple trtith ? If so
It was not long beforo he found that
his son had disappeared, and ono or
two inquiries left no doubt as to whero
ho was gone.
On tho following day ho was again
at Ilastings and held llonor in his
"Aro you convinccd now?" sho
whispcred. "Am I really quito for
Ilis sole answer was to press her
closer to his breast.
llut though they havo been married
four years and acurly-haired little An
nio builds houses for baby with hricks
of wood, Archer Douglas has never
been to seo his stepmother. Never
since that night has he sct foot in
Hngland, though long letters nt rare
intervals tell us of liis doings In Aus
tralia, and are full of glowing descrip
tions of tho climato and of tho pleas
ures of the wild, free lifo out in the
Next to England and Amcrica,
Franco takes rank as u nation of
wrestlers, and it has also a distinctivo
style, but ono that is of comparatively
recent date. Its originator was one
Itossignon liollin, and his greatest ex
ponent Monsieur Fauvet, of whom it
is said no one could break the bridge
fornied by this athleto arching his
back by the aid of liis neck and hcels.
Tliis style of contention was brought
to Anierica in 187(5, and at oncc took
hold of tho Americans, who are ever
on the alert for novelties. Its name
Gneco-Roman had considerablo to do
with itspopularity; but search througli
(reek and Koinan history fails to sub
stantiate tho assertion that it was the
stylo of competition in use among tlio
gladiators of tho Coliseum or athletic
arena. llesearch, however, shows that
it was introduced by an adventurer,
and that it was a mild species of catch-as-catch-can
In the Freneh contest the wrestlers
aro strippcd to tho waist, and Ilght for
loeks and grips above tho waist, and no
hold below the belt is allowed, and no
tripping or foot playing can be in
dulged in. Somo years ago a party of
theso French wrestlers crosscd "the
ehannel and threw down tho gauntlet
to all Fngland for a bout at their na
tional pastime. They wero met by
Fngland's champions, and in tho ma
jority of encounters were worsted, as
tho Uritons knew just as much of the
supposed new style as did tho French
men, added to whieh they were inva
riably in much hetter condition than
Failure of meniory is apt to be at
tended with very einbarnussing re
sults sonietimes in social life. The
si.ster of an eminent clergynian, ac
companying her brother to a dinner
party, entirely forgot that sho was not
at her own table, and apologized for
tho abominably had dinner. Sho was
"quito ashanied" to see such dishes
sent to tho table. Tho lady of the
houso did not enjoy tho blunder as
much as tho other g'uests. Lately in
New York a distinguished English
gentleman called on a big merchant
who had entertained him two years ago.
" IIow d'yo do, Mr. ?" hesaid, expect
ing acordial clasp. " AVho aro you?"
rejoined tho merchant, whoso nianners
aro at times brusque; "I don't know
you." "Sir G. C," replied tho other;
"Ihadthepleasuro of diningwith you
two years ago." "A mistako, sir; I
never saw you before;" aud poor SirG.
C. retired dumbfounded.
A (jlood Iteason.
"Look here," said tho governor to a
high Stato ollicial, "when aro you
going to pay mo that 10?"
" Ujion my honor, governor, I don't
"AVhy. sir, tho other day when I
nientioned tho fact of your indebted
ness you asked mo whero I would be
" Yes, sir."
" AVell, wasn't that a promiso that
you would iay mo Tuesday?"
" AVhy, then, did you want to know
whero I would bo Tuesdtty?"
" llecnuso I wanted to know whero
you'd bo so I could mako nrrangements
to bo somowhero else." Arkunsaw
l'lio Song of tho Adrcrtlstr.
I nm nn ndvortiBcr ,'rentl
In lottors bold n d big nnd round
TLo prniies of n ware3 I Bouud:
l'rospority is my cjtntc.
The pooilj como,
Tho peo lo ifo
In on o coi inuou.o,
Thoy buy my rooc i nnd como ngnin,
And I'm tho hnppi'stof mcn;
And this tho ro.ipo 1 1 relnte
I nm nn ndvortisergrentl
Thoro 1b n Bhop ncnss tho wny
AVhoro no'er is lijnrd n hnmnn trend,
AVhero trndo is pkrnlyzed nnd doad,
AVith no'er n custojner n dny.
Tho peopll como,
They (U not know
Thoro's Buch n Bhp bcncnth tho skies,
Becnupo ho does n)t ndvcrtiso;
Whilo I with plenuro contomplnto
Tlint I'm nn ndvejtiser t'rent.
Tho secret of my'iortuno lics
In ono Bmnll fnit, which I mny stato,
Too mnny trndarnen lenrn too Into
If I hnvo goods I idvertise!
Then peo le come,
And peiplo ro
In constnnt strcnms,
For pedplo know
Thnt ho who 1ms ifood wnres to boII
Will Burcly ndvcrtise thom woll;
And proudly I reitcrato,
I nm nn adrcrtiscr grent!
HUMOIt OF THE DAY.
Cut and dried Ilay.
The best flre-escape llepcntance.
Of historic interest Tlio national
Looking glasses east rellections and
so do jealous people.
Tho futilo demands for ten-cent
pieces show that tho United States
mint does not keep up with tho dimes
In somo plnces a young man is not
thought much of unless ho owns a
building lot. Out of sight, out of
A f ull-grown ostrich is worth $200
AVc cxpect after announcing this fact
to hear of some leader of female
fashions tying tlio legs of an ostrich
under her eliin and utilizing tho entire
bird as a bonnet. I'ltiludeiplua Vhron
The vnistress had gently reprimanded
her maid for oversleeping herself in the
morning. "You see, ma'ani," said tho
servant, " I sleep very slowly, and so
it takes me much longer to get my full
sleep than it does others, you see,
It is said that evervthing is made
for something, and even cockroaches
have been found ellicacious in tho ma-
teria medica, but we have yet to find
a scientist who can explain what pil
low-shams are mado for. Philadel-
Ujornstjerne Bjornson, tho novelist,
narrowly escaped having a middlo
nanie. liis parents intended to rtill
him Ujornstji'rne JJjojorjsjnjtjorjonjrn
stjse Bjornson, but tho "j" box gavo
out before the third syllable of the
middlennmewas reached. Morristown
llipon Lakaua is tho namo of a
great.IaiiaiH'.-e lord who is traveling
tlirough Eurci)c like Gautier's "For
tunio." AVlun ho was in Vienna he
chartered a hotel and sent invitations
to two hundred women to attend a
maskcd ball, at which ho was the only
person of tho masciiline sex present.
Ho made them dauce and eat and
drink, and when they sat down tosup
per ench found a superb bracelet hid
den in lier napkin. The Parisians ex
pect that ho will anuiso them with
Timo with respect to principlo is an
Charms strike tho sight, but merit
wins tho soul.
Tako your life just as it is given to
you and" mako it as beautiful as you
Thy friend has a friend and thy
friend's friend has a friend; bo dis
creet. AVo should tako truth for our guide,
for it is tlio foundation of all that is
real, noblo and grand.
IIo that wrestles withusstrengthens
our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our
nntagonist is our hclper.
AVound no man's feelings unneces
sarily. Tliero aro thorns in abund
ance in tho path of human life.
I havo scldom known any ono who
deserted truth in trilles that could bo
trusted in matters of importance.
If you havo an opportunity to do a
gcnerous action, do it. It is a very
pleasant rellection to go to sleep with.
The fountain of content must spring
up in tho mind, and he who has so little
naturo as to seek happiness by chang
ing everytliing but his own disposi
tion, will wasto his lifo in fruitiess
eiTorts, and multiply the griefs that ho
proposes to remove.
You may trust tlio frank bluff-man-nered
man", but hesitatoeroyou conlido
in tho over polite fellow, who insists
upon shaking your hand every time
you mect, wnoso faco is over smiHng,
whoso voico is soft, and whoso talk is
in half whisporS; such art is foreign
to sincerity; exeessivo ornamentation
puts a doubt on genuineriess.
It is not what wo earn, but what wo
save, that makes us rich. It is not
what wo eat, but what wo digest, that
makes us strong. It is not what wo
read but what wo remember, that
makes us wiso. It is not what wo in
teml, but what wo do that makes us
useful. It is not a few faint wishes,
tut a llfclong struggle, that makes us
SELECT SII TIXOS.
FotatoeS tho' sln nf wnlnnts nrrv
found Indlgenous to Arizona.
Doks under favorablo nlrrtnnstjinces.
llvo to bo over thirty years old.
Tho ancient Grceks built thor rll.lns.
a fow miles from tho sea shore for foar
Tovs for children bslnnir t.n nll t.lmi'S.
nnd liardlv chaniro in fashinn. Thn.
f-tick, with a horso's head at tho top,
was useu uy uoys centuries ago.
Tho fir3t annearnnco of nntt.nn mt ,m
articlo of commerco was a shipment
of soven bales from Charleston in 1757.
In 1880-81 tho crop was 0,G00,00O
In New Zo.il.ind e.irtliwnrma nnh.
only leavo tlieir butrows but cllmb up
trees in searcn ot lood in tne niglit or
at a late hour If tho morning is damp
It has often been noticedby hospital
surgeons, says tho Laiwet, that severe,
curious or out-of-the-way ancldents
secin to occur in groups, but of thisno
ndequato explanation has ever been
Two hundred and forty-four earth
quakes, it is stated, aro known to havo
occurred sinco 1881, of which eighty
six were in winter, sixty-ono in nu
tumn, ilfty-six in spring and forty-ono
Colonel Keyscr made an interesting
experiinentin signaling by sunshino
during tho recent Egyptian campaign.
Ascending ono of tho pyramids near
Cairo, by means of a hcliograpliic inlr
ror he rellected a ray of sunshino to
Alexandria, 120 miles away, sendlng a
lnessage from General AVolseley to tho
According to Mr. Proctor, if from a
single pair, for 5,000 years, each hus
band aud wifo had married at twenty
one years of ago and there had been
no deaths, tho population of the earth
would be 2,199,015 followed by 141
ciphers. It would require to hold this
population a number of worlds cqual
to 3.1GG.52G followed by 125 ciphers.
Among the curious phenomena rc
vealed by tho sinking of wells in Al
gcria is tho existence of fishes, crabs
and fresh water mollusks at consider
ablo depths in the subterranean waters.
The fishes were covered with sand
mud, but the shells of tho crabs wero
quite bright and glittering evidenco
that they had inhnhitcd iuro water.
AVriting of tho Isle of Man in 1793,
AValdron, speaking of a crypt or sub
terranean ehannel near Peel Castle,
says: AVithin are thirteen pillars, on
which the whole chapel is supported.
Tliey havo a superstition that any
stranger who, out of curiosity, goes to
see this cavern and omits to count tho
pillars shall do something to occasion
his being conlined there.
It was asserted by a Urazilian dele
gato to the Geneva sanitary congress
that colfee is a natural antidote to al-
cuiioi, tiuii iiniL ine cousuuipiioii oi ai
coholio stimulants is comparatively
small where colfee is a popular drink,
as in his own country.
Kussia is about to protect tho
Criinean coast and tho wholo Ulack
Sea lino with torpedoes. Yet it is a
curious faet that very much is feared.
from the torpedo, althoughit has never
been proved in actual warfare to be of
any great service against an enemy.
Next. j-ear an exhibition of all the
newly invented appliances to diminisli,
thonuniberand lessen theconsequences.
of railroad accidents is proposed to be
held in Paris. Tliis should afford an
opportunity for some of the fruits of
Anu'rican gcnius to obtain a fair pre
sentation. Professor Moos, of Heidelberg, has
found good reasons for believing that
many railway accidents have been duo
to defective hearing on tho part of en
gincers or others in eliarge of trains.
Expert medical testimony shows that
railway employes are especially liablo
to affections of tho car.
Leonardo da Yinci thus forshad
owed tho telephono : " AVhen ono is
upon a lake if ho puts the opening of
a trumpet into the water and holds tho
point of tho tube to his ear ho can
perceive whether shijis are inoving at
a remote distance. The samo thing
occurs if he thrusts the tube into tho
ground, for then, also, ho will hear
what is going on far away."
Death from cold may bo siinulated
for a longer timo than is usually sup
posed in tlu case of tho higher ani
mals. llabbits wero shavcd by MM.
Ilichet and Ilondeau, and inclosed in
ilexiblo tnbes througli which thero
was a llow of salt water, cooled to
soven degrees, until breathing and tho
action of the heart ceased. After suf
fering theso mammals to remain in
that condition for half an hour vital
functions were restored.
Ca&toms lu Glover.
Somo curious customsare connected
with gloves. For instance, the cere
mony of removing them when enter
ingt'ho stable of a princeor great man,
or elso forfeiting thi'in or tlieir valuo
to the servant in charge. This is an
odd survival of vassalage, for tho ro
moval it tho glovo wsu anciently a
lnark of submisslon. AVhen lands or
titles wero bcstowed, gloves wero
given at tlio samo timo; and when
for any reason tho lands wero for
feited, tho oftender was deprived of
tho right to wear gloves. Tho samo
idea was prevalent in tlio bestowal of
a lady's glove, to bo worn in tho hel
niet 6f her knight, and forfeited by
liim if her favor ceased. In hunting,
tho gloves aro supposed to be removed.
to-day at tho death of a stag. Itwiis
a very ancient form of acknowletlg
ment to present a pair of gloves to a.
benefactor; and white gloves aro still
presented to the judges at maiden as-sizes.