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Friday Uii Lnoky Day.
"I've quit her," snid Gritly as ha smoked a good night cigar with his chum. "It's all off. Henceforth it will be like the memory of a dream; what the novelists call a passing romauco. " "But I thought you were engaged?" "So we were. I bad seven warm en counters with the old gentleman before I gained his consent. She wears my ring, and I'm paying for it on the in stallment plan." "What's gone wrong, then?" "It's her superstition. She's bright and cultured, but she's the most super stitious girl that ever came within my experience. I wouldn't believe it, you know; couldn't ut first. I proposed to her on Friday. A fellow in love is lucky to know the year, to say nothing of the day of the week. Nothing must do but we break off so as to escape the bad luck. We happened to make this shift on the IStb, and I'll be llowed if we didn't have to break off again in order to kill down the hoodoo. Ves, sir, en gaged three times and never had a quar rel. It breaks the record. "Wo never started any place yet that she didn't forget something. Do you know that girl would always go to the end of a block before she would turn back? Did it every pop; all superstiti tion. I raked up my whole pile to tako her to the musical event of the season. Passing into the theater she stubbed her toe. That settled it. She must get right home to avoid a catastrophe. Had to hire a coupe and the driver carries my watch yet. "I looked my record up and got word to her that I was born on Friday, in the daik of the moon, and with an unlucky star in the ascendant, She promptly called the engagement off, and that's what I was after. "Detroit Free Press. Hindoo Cruelty. The correspondent who sends the fol lowing to the Calcutta Asian states that his information came to him on unim peachable authority. During a royal hunt in one of the llujpoot states an ex cepioually fiin tiger was caught net ted, no dcubt and lured into a cage. His captors then proceeded to noose hie feet and draw them through holes bored in the floor of the cage, and a black smith was directed to draw his claws. The tiger's legs" having been secured by ropes, the royal sportsmen had a sliding door in the cage opened, and when the captive put his head out they shut the door down on his neck while the black smith, with mallet and chisel, broke off his teeth. Preparations wero concluded by muzzling the poor brute with strong wire in somo iuhunrau fashion. Tho tiger was then released, to be baited by dogs, and, despite his maimed condi tion, he killed several beforo tho "sportsmen" wearied of the game and shot him. If this story is true, and tho informa tion is said to have come from an eye witness and there is nothing impossi ble in the crippling part of tho business ouo would dearly like to take each of those Rajpoot royalties in turn and read him a lesson with a cutting whip. Loudon Sketch. The Long Journey. In a certain township not many miles from Cleveland the good man of a local household was laid away in the little churchyard on the hill. After the fu neral the relatives, both near and dis tant, returned to the family home, and tho officiating pastor came with them. There thi y enjoyed a good dinner and ufterwan' adhered in the best room for social converse. Naturally their talk turned upon tho serious event of the day, and presently the good pastor, drawing a deep sigh, solemnly remarked: "Well, our departed brother has gone a loug journey. " There was a brief silence, and then a cousin cf the deceased, a fussy little wo man with an intense desire to bear a sharo in the conversation, suddenly re marked in a tone of profound wisdom: "Well, you know, brother, thct they all say thet travel is such an eddicator!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Stroke of Diplomacy, Applicant I have called to ask you, rmiihim, to use your influence on my behalf. I am an applicant for a position in jour husband's private office, but I have one dangerous rival. Ho seems to prefer Madam (interrupting) I'm sorry, sir, but I never interfere with my husband's business. Applicant If I were as pretty as sho is, I uiight Madam fc-he? Applicant Yes, madam. My com petitor is a most bewitching girl. Madam Just call tomorrow, sir, and I will have the position for you. Strand Magazine. Kentucky Fisherman. "I am a tender hearted man," said Colonel Sttilwell, "and as a rulo I don't caro nniil) fob spoht, but there is one exception to my rule I enjoy fishing." "Doesn't it setm rather cruel to you?" "No, sub. When I think of saving those creatures from having to pass a lifetime in all that watah, I regard my self us a benefactor, sub, and n human itarian." Washington Star. Interested. Social Student I presume, with your abundant leisure, that you are in terested in tho most important question of the day? Perry Patcttic You bet your life I am. An wit' me, sanio as anybody else, the most important questions of the day, when all is sifted clown, is eats and deeps. Cincinnati Enquirer. Spanish and French women of the higher class are usually expert swords women. They are taught to fuice as cau l ally and atcuratily as their broth ers, and there are numerous schools in the two (ouutries where yonug women urn taught lint only to ftuoo, but to handle the broadsword. Different. "Maria, you look simply ridiculous with that tremendous ostrich feather in your hat as elderly a woman as you are." "I know it, John. I borrowed it from the big hat you wear when you go out marching with tho Resplendent Knights of tho Ancient and Houornble Order of Fuzzy Uuzzies." Chicago Tribune. Hearty Enjoyment. "Aro your children fond of reading?" "I should say so. There isn't a book in the house that has a back on it." Chicago Record. Romance of a Diamond, At the beginning of the eighteenth, century n soldier belonging to ouo of tho Freuob garrisons iu India became enamored of tho eyes of Erahma in the temple of Scrringham. These eyes wero diamonds, more brilliant than ever shone under tho eyebrows of Crapaud's European divinities. Thoir luster cap tivated his soul. He haunted the torn filo and, yielding to tho might of the god, became a convert to his worship, At least sp ho persuaded the priests, who went so far as to admit him to lomo care of (he temple, doubtless trusting Bra lima to protect his own. But on a stormy night the convert dis appeared, and with him one of tho idol's eyes, the other having resisted all his efforts to dislodguit. So Brahma was left squinting, and tho perfidious Frenchman sold his prize to a captain iu tuo English navy for about $10,000. Later it was bought by the Armenian merchant Schaffras for cioro than five times this 6uni and shown by him to Catboriuo of Russia, who offered for it about $400, COO, a lifo pension of $18, 000 and a patent of nobility. Schaffras refused this offer and subsequently sold the diamond to Gregory Orloff for the same sum without tho patent of uobili ty. Orloff, part author of Catherine's greatness and raised by her to the steps of the throne, for whom sho struck medals, raised triumphal arches und dedicated palaces "par l'amitio recon naissanto, " to whom sho offered secret marriage and whom iu another caprice she banished Count Gregory, being .re instated in favor, offered his imperial mistress two tokens of reconciliation, tho St. Petersburg arsenal and tho Or loff diamond. Neith Doyco iu Lippiu cott's. Fish RetnrninB to the Thames. If we do not soon see salmpn at Lon don bridgo, there is a fair prospect of our catching sea trout there before long. Tho main cause is tho gradual cleans ing of the Thames water, largely through the action of the county council iu securing better treatment of tho Lou don sewage; whiloamiuor contribution is made by the efforts of the Thames conservancy to make the Thames not only a navigable waterway, but a clean one. The sure and ccrtaiu indexes of this improvement have been the succes sive reappearances of certain kinds of fish, creeping up annually higher and higher from tho sea. The writer has noted this process for soico 11 years, with increasing satisfac tion. The first indication emveyed to his mind that Ecn.e change vas taking place was the appearance of a couple of porpoises at Hammersmith bridge early on tho morning of tho fateful day when Mr. Gladstone's home rule bill was re jected. Walking back toChiswick, after witnessing the memorable scene in tho lobby of tho houso of commons at 2 :30 that morning, he saw tho porpoises, and though Reman annalists would have en tered this as an incident full t.f political omen moustra maritima in TiLerivisa ho guessed that they bad cc n:e up in pursuit of fish. So they had, for shortly after it was announced that the tubes of ccrtaiu torpedo boats had Leiu choked with whitebait on their way down to run the mile at Lower Hope. A few years later tho whitebait and Furimps were swarming at Gravescud. Cornhill Magazine. "Dressed Dp to the Nines." I beg to offer a pure guess as to this expression. Perhaps others will guess something better. I think that it is merely a variety of the braso "dressed up to the eyes." This is a well Known expression. The "II. E. D. "gives an example of "mortgaged up to tho eyes." We frequently find tho plural cyno. In fact, it occurs in Shakespeare and Spen ser. Wo also find neve for eye. I give a quotatien for neyes (i. e., eyes) in "A Student's Pastime," page 21. Tho "II. E. D. " gives tho plural nyen (i.e., neyne), but without a reference. Halli well gives a still more extraordinary plural form viz, nynou, with a refer ence to the "Chronicou Vilodunenso. " The form neyne arose from the use of my neyno or thy neyne instead of myn eyue or thyn eyne. Lut it could also be used with tho dative of the article, cf which the Mid. Eng. form was then. This occurs in such phrases as at then ale (also atteu ale, iitto uule), at then ende (also at the neiule), for then ones (also for the nones), Mod. E. for tho nonce). Hence to then eyue is a pi rfect ly correct phrase, and to thu neyne is a perfectly admissible variant of it. If this be spelled to tho nine, thu sense is lost, and the addition of "s" becomes neoes; ary for suggesting the plural of the numeral nine, for tho populace always insists on an etymology and prefers an obvious one, even if it gives no sense. Walter W. Skeat iu Notes and Queries. United States Mall I'roteetors. The United States government is sometimes served for years by valuable servants who ure not even boarded at tho expense of the government. These servants are eats. Rats are one of the persistent dangers that threaten the Uuitul Slates mail. The y destroy the bags and the mail mattt r. The postoflice building in New York city is a largo building and now many years old. It is said that there are 00 cats iu tho build ing cared for by the clerks. Somo of the cats have never lived uuywhero else ; others have conio in from the neighbor hood. Tho eats who have known only this homo are very shy cf strangers t;L(l will come only to the clerks in tbo building. So you see that the govern ment is served without pay by these faithful servants who prevent tho de struction ly ruts of valuable property , und all that is given thtm is shelter. Outlcick. 11'. Journalistic Creed. Alfred' Hurmhwurlli of the London Daily Mail is quoted us confessing to this jmirnalistio creed in Tho Bookman: "I bel'eve iii bird work, but hard work is l.o! i niiiifh. "I believe in travel. "I beiievo that half the journalistic notions of what tho publiu wants to read are wrong. "I believe tho publio itf a far better crith! than is usually imagined. "I believe that tho publio does not cure ouo iotn about size; if auythiug, a small journal is preferred to a big one. "I beiievo that, price has very little to do wilh tho success of a publication. "I beliove the attractions of illus trated journalism aro enormously over rated. - "I believe tho value of colored Uius tratious is grossly exaggerated. "I beiievo party journalism to be practically dead. "I beiievo iu independence. A Duel In (he Dark. Perhaps tho most laughablo French duel ever fought took place on Nov. 21, 1878, at Plessis-I'iquet and was "fought" between two no less person ages than (Jambctta, who was then practically tho dictator of Frunca, and M. do Fourtou. Some heated words had passed be tween the two in tho chamber of depu ties, for which, according to tho Freuch idea of bonoi1, nothing could atone ex cept a duel. The two men met, there fore, on the field, attended by their sec onds and tho surgeons. A look over tho Held was enough to convince any one prcsout that tbero would bo no occasion for tho doctors' services. A thick November fog over hung tho scene sc thick that ono could hardly see his hand beforo his face. Tho arrangements for the duel required that it should bo fought at 85 paces. Nor was the fog the only thing which tended to put tho combatants out of sight of each other. On tho way to the field M. do Fourtou said : "M. Gambetta has but ono eye, and I am shortsighted, so the game will be about even." ' It was rendered still more "even" by the fog. Neither man could seo tho oth er, and tho solo danger wus to tho sec onds and tho doctors. Almost miraculously tho two bullets which wero exchanged missed tho per sons iu attendance. Everybody's honor was satistied, und the wholo party went home. "That," said I.I. Gambetta on the way, "was as near to being a eikirmish in the daik eh anything I ever saw." Youth's Companion. A Bowery Iioy In rhllaIelrliia. One of tho guests cf the Hotel Lafa yette, a young man who was evidently very much bored by something cr other, sauntered up to the clerk's desk last evening and asked, " What time is tho first train in tho morning?" "The first train?" repeated the nffa blo clerk, somewhat staggered at the broadness cf the inquiry. "In which di rection?" "Tho first train out," replied the young man impatiently. "But to what point do you wish to go? They run in all directions, you know," suggested tho hotel man. "To Now York, of course," said tho other, and upon receiving the desired information he left orders to Le called in timo to make the connection. "There's a typical New Yorkircf the class who sneer at Philadelphia, " re marked a bystander as tho clerk reached for a pitcher of ice water. "He thinks that Gotham is tho only place iu tho world with w hich this city is connected by rail." Reference to tho register showed that the youth did hail from tho metropolis, and ho left word for his mail to Lo sent to an address cn tho Bowery. Phila delphia Record. An English IJoy's Reading. When you have to play football and go in for houso runs anil do prep., to say nothing of spending some hours u day in form, you don't get very much time for reading. Besides, it's rather sniugpish to read much out of school. Tho thing to do is to read in form,, which is quite easy when your form master is shortsighted. Just stick your book in tho lid of your desk, under your construe, and you can read away ns much as you like. Only it has to bo a thin book. Tho best for this purposo is tho "Red Rovers of Mexico," becauso it is printed on very thin paper and bas a paper cover. Besides, it only costs a penny, and even this cxpeuso may be diminished by tearing out tho pages and passing them round as you read them. Every chap iu the upper fourth lias read the "Red Rovers of Mexico." It's well ratln r steep, you know. You can't believe all of it, but it really isn't balf bad. Academy. Fishes Iu Uuc. It is not unusual ut tho aquarium to seo in a tank the fishes all together side by sido and heads in a line, liko a pla toon or section of men. They remain thus for a considerable time. Most fishes are gregarious, they keep together iu schools iu tho water, and hero they seem to keep togethir f r company's sake. Sometimes all thu lights in a, tank but ouo will bo lined up in this way sido by sido and headed in one direction, while the single lish will bo back of tho others anil headed tho other way. Then the suggestion of soldiers conveyed to tho mind by tho fishes in lino is strengthened. For the single fish seems to be a rear guard, looking out for tho enemy in that dirtctiou. New York Sun. Gave Her Ago Away. They bad not met for yc ars. "Do you remember, " bo asked, "tho lit t io sap ling wo planted together as u bey and girl?" Her eyes softened at the rcccllectiou. "Yes," sho answered, "I remember it well." "That sapling, "he continued dream ily, "must be a strong unci sturdy oak 30W. " Tho softness all died out of her eyes, and thocouvtrsutiou lagged. Peurtiou's Weekly. Tested. "What is his reputation fi,r truth and veracity?" "Pretty fair. He failed to pass an ex amination for a position as weather prog nostieator. " Chicago Post. Men. "Moro nidi," remarked the observer cf men and things, "would doubtless sell themselves to the devil if tbo devil could bo taken iu with giccn goods." Detroit Journal. Cue of tho bif-hest shot timers i:i tilt world is tj bo i.iui.ii ut ill. ah, in Ca riuthiu, where there i. u iall id SM!) feet. Tho Tartars take, a man ly the ear tt. invite him to cut cr drink v iih ibom. There are more than 200 lohaceo pl-i'itations on tbn past eoa-it of Sumatra. No aine 1 or Enmity. "That's very nice, " s:id the bprcta tor. "I t.m glad to see tl.cto two joliti cianspo'i ut tf tho room arm iu arm, chatting pleasantly." "Tbeie is rothing very extraordinary about that. " "Lut ironi what I bve read I sup posed that tbiy wero antagonists and rivals. " "Oh, yes, tluy are antagonists and rivals! 1 ut that is no cxtuso fer their hating uuu other. They don't belong to tho tumo purty." Washington Star. Tit For Tat. The lata Montagu Williams, In hia "Leaves of a Life," relates how ho was engaged with Sir Ilardiuge Gill'ard now Lord Halsbury iu an important election petition at Shrewsbury, At their lodgings Mr. Williams began to feinoko. Sir Ilardiuge protested, lie Eaid ho "never smoked," and eventually his eminent junior had to put ou a mackin tosh and smoke his cigar in a snow storm. Mr. Montagu Williams did not I'ave to wait long for an opportunity to lotaliato, Sir Ilardiuge carried his habit of punctuality to a height that was only equaled by his politeness. 11a would have breakfast ready to a moment, but would never commence without his junior. That morning Mr. Montagu Williams tarried so long over his toilet that he did not enter the breakfast room until three minutes beforo tho hour at which tho court sat. Ho writes : "I found Giffurd seated in an arm chair before ail enormous fire. Tho breakfast grilled fish and other delica cies was placed on tho fender. Tho tea had not yet been brewed. My leader looked in a rage. Ho must only have been acting, however, for in all my lifo I never saw him seriously out of tem per. I knew ho declared, just as well as be did, what his rules wero. I knew that ho had been waiting breakfast for mo. It was my duty to be down in time and make tho tea, and in tonsequenco of my laziness ho would havo to go to court Without any breakfast nt all. 'But,' I casually remarked, 'I never eat breakfast. I don't caro about it.' 'Well,' ho rejoined, 'you are, I think, the most Eellish fellow I eir came across.' 'Oh, dear, no,' I said, 'you for get tho smoking yesterday. You don't snioko. I don't seo the dilTeri uei'. ' He burst out laughing, and we proceeded to court. That Light 1 reniuinid by the tiro when t he meal was o-er and smoked my cigar. " St. .lames Cuzetto. After Dlrmif Oratory. Although "forensic oratory" is fast becoming a tradition, although college debating ut its be st calls t ut but per functory interest from thu body of stu dents, although what is left of congres sional eloqueuco is worth, speaking com paratively, but a passing n.intiou in tho press, although the address is sv:j plant ing the oration ond is itself tolerated as a perhaps necessary bore, yet t here prob ably nevir was a timo when tho "after dinner oratcr" flourished as he dees to day. "Epochs are signalizid by their eatings," somewhere remarks Keiielm Chillingly, thu nineteenth rintury phi losopher, and our own is signalized by the bad digestieu which waits on ora tory a Li inodo. It is typic i:l of tbo American way of doing things just as wo pluy our na tional gair.o by crowding around a "dia mond" to watch professionals play it for us that at our dinners we havo our talking dene for us, if not by profes sionals, r.t hast Ly men who n.ako a profession c f it. These ure the men who, ns ono ef their nemlur wittily described it, aro to le frnnd regularly each din ing ecascn traveling "ibe post prandial circuit " Tluy are popular, itcognized purveyors cf this kind of oratory, us dis tinctly marked as a class as are clergy men tr cctors. Outlook. Origin ef Grr.l.om Iirend. It vrcnld le interesting to trace tho riso r.i:d fall cf a lad. Iu 1FK2 tylvester Graham, a Yaukco preacher cf the Pres byterian faith, dceimd that tho surest way to euro tho people ef intemperance in drinking was to euro tbtni f tho Dcsh eating 1'iibit. I.'e wi ut up i:nd down prcaehiug vi rrt.a'iatii; m ei;d be came tbo hadcr cf a great following. Ho not only condemned lbjuurs, tut tea, coffee, lutlir and salt, end wrote a book to provo that tho only brtud lit to eat was tint r. nclcxt unbolted four. This resulud in tho Graham flour Irr.ml, called lo this day in bis lienor. "Graham bearding bouses" wire u-tab-lished everywhere, at which tl so doc trines were, practiced. I.rrnio Gu-eley fouml bis Iridei ut a ( i w !.( ardiug bouse, and i.r a turn iriioweel Gra ham's tcacbinrc l raham nelveeateel that following l is diet wonld iu so ono to livo to Biblical age, but he end at tho early a;:o i f o(i. Atchison Globe. A Just Rebuke. Lcrel George 1 entinck rid not liko a debtor. Whin ciiiii.g enee in 1 is club, ho noticed a man whom ho km vv as a defaulter also dining there. The latter called for his bill. As tho waiter wus bringing it, Lord C critic interposed, and in his commanding, iuiisive tones said, "Wuiter, Lriiig that bill to uie. " Coolly casting his eye over its items, Lord Georgo said, iu a vcico hcaid all over the room mid with a severity of tone which made his unfortunate) victim wince, 'Before Cajtain orders such expeusivo dinners be should pay his debts of honor." Sun Francisco Argonaut. ITasily riensrtl. "Yes," raid the yeni.g woman, "I think I shall marry Heiliert. " "Well," replied Miss Cayenne, "you Vt least havo somo assurance that lie Won't bo ouo ijf those husbands who me iliflicult to please. " "How do you know that?" "Ho is so well satisi.cd w;ih him self. "Washington Mar. Tenn.VKou'8 Rcveccre. A lieu hunting laiyenee jislcnd Tennyson to lnnih with h' r and r.:c et a largo party. The pre t at l,.n;.!tli gave in, but bad bis rev e i.f.e , t ine e be t i l.c 1 ut once during him hi en, and thin t:i s.iy, "I like my mutton cut iu chmdr.i. " Chicago News. A (old plate v. liiiii Oniric tain parte pawned in enler tn yiy Hie triiMliuf.' exiietisi s of 1.!.-' sou ix Ujioleeti to ll.e Jiiiiiti:ry tel i ei lit l.'nt uue Iiuk lift ii placed in Ine i jwii inn.iiH'in l.t AjLU.eiu JVtiiuui'otii is tiw i ii fv in ii li l dtri Vej t. it ill wlijcli liifs.u:- "iih-1 !i-miI dead," ill allllMcll tti tt e liLH'it I t el.Me.Ui (if Wit in;; it nt lVnt-ls l..r the oisni. Uoii'l Tolmwo Spit mid (Smoke Your Lilt- Awny. 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