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The following msiiou wd to be the
favorites of a clergy mau who preaohed
many veers iu Lowell, sod he mmj have
formulated them himself
When uuui knows not. ma know*
not that he knows mot, km is a fool
•hun bim.
Wltw a man knowi not, and knows
that be knows not, ba ia simple teach
When a man know*, and knows not
that ha know*, he is asleep, wake bim.
Whan a man knows, and kiiuas that
he knows, be is wtee follow ktafc—
Lowell Courier.
n« Pmryaw ta LMi«
ia an evil spirit
ion ia blindness and in oowardioe, as
the dominion of the spirit of wisdom is
el war sight and eour&gr- And this
hlmd and cowardly spins is forever
failing you that evil things are pardon
able. and you shall not die for them
atui that g*»od things are im)*ssible.
and you need not live for them, and
that gospel of hfci
that u* preached in your
never, if yon be­
lieve the seoond part of it, And, to vour
gain, that
untrue. and, therefore I
you, with all earnestness, to prove,
and know within your heart*, that all
things lovely and righteous are |Hwsible
for thoae who believe in their ps*ibil
jtv. and who determine that, for their
part, they will make every day's work
contribute to them.
list every daw a of morning ba to you
as the beginning of life, and every set
ting sun be U yon aa its clone then let
every one of those abort lives leave ita
sure record uf aoine kindly thing dona
for others some goodly strength or
knowledge gained for
from dav to day, and strength to
strength, you shall build up indeed, by
art, by thought, and by just will, an
Lcolesta of Kngland. of which it shall
not be said, "Hee what manner of stones
are 1MM," bat "Bee whit •MIMf of
men."—John Huskm.
Tk* Trmmt orChiMhwML
OM Of our present recollefltifWI «f
chddbood i* that it was a time when wa
were confident of being taken care of
We took au thought f-r raiment but to
wear it when it was provided. We
want to aleei without anxiety no die
traction i«ai« into our dreams we did
not spend our dream hoar* in carrying
impossible burden* up interminable
It wa* but a moment from "good
night" to good morning," and the new
dayH always bl« wsomed out in original
freshness and sjarkle
The quietude of our youag yaw* wm
doe, more than we thought of then, to
the fact that we had a father and mother
to go to when tn trouble, They used
always to help us out of our little diffi
culties. When the child comes in from
outside tin- first question he is likely to
aak is. "Where's mother?" He may
not want her for anything particular,
but he want*, to know she is there.
Having father and mother under the
sanu- roof make* the child sleep more
quietly at night.
And ao among UM larger difficulties
that throng and swarm around as. aa
we »o e along into oldar years, there
ia nothing we need ao much aa to feel
that there is mm»e one that stands U
us in just the same relation now a*
father an.i mother u»e«d to stand to us
yaars ago, That is the first idea
ot (lod,
wa want to have formed iu us when w«
are little, ami the laat idea we want U»
have of Him as we move out and up
£#nto the place prepared for ua in the
Father house on high. Tlie first re
ctjrded sen tenet* that J^esus sjM»ke called
i«i Hie Father, aiid HIM la«t recorded
i AM Aa 11 (L ft ia
Father.—Dr. C. H. ParkhursL
lialMiaaad reapedable edioolneay
B«MitoB, two boys strangers to each
other were compel led U n »om together
It was at the leguming of the term,
and the first day was sj ent by the
strangers in getting acquainted.
When night came the younger of the
boys aaked the other if he did not
thiuk it would l»e a good idea to rlone
the day with a abort reading from the
Bible and a prayer. The request was
modestly made, without whining or cant
of any kind. The other boy, however,
bluntly refused to listen to the pro
"Then you will have ao objection if I
pray by myself, I suppuae?" said the
younger. It has beea my oaatom, and
I wish to keep it up
"I don't waat aav Maying in this
rooe, and wont have It, retorted his
The younger boy rose slow}v. walked
to the middle of the room, audi standing
upon a saa&i in the carpet wiach
divided the rooas aeariy equally, aaid
"Half of this roots fe mine. I pay
for it You may choose which half you
will have I wilt take the other, and I
will pray that half or get another
room. But pray I must and will,
whether you consent or refuse."
The older boy wa« ixutlantly conquered.
To thm day he admires the sturdy iu
dependence which claim**! as & right
what he had boomhtv denied as a privi
lege A Christiai n:gtt as well s*k
leave to br. sthi' as ask ertaisatoii ta
pray. 1 her»- i* a faiw- nniauueut m»r»
ttec^ed with hrutian actions »luch UJ
terferes with their free -x«ruae. II
there is anvthiiug to be adrmnnl, it is
the maidmeas that knows the right and
dare* u lo it without asking anyone**
i» Sas^eae# B«N*.
i» a book whWb
Mltit*^.! d«ujli*iied overthrown, and
eXjpiodetl. more times than an other
bHk ym ha%* eves heard
llt&l-*- wfale sw.iii«Uxi» starts
aolid cube of granite. It i* just as big one
wav as the other and tier you nave
upset it, it is right side up, and wh.-n
you overturn it again U is right side up
atill. Every while somebody
blow« up th« Bible. but when it oomea
down it always lights on its feet, and
runs faster that: e*ar through the
world. They overthraw the Bible a
century ago, in Voltaire's time entirely
demolished the whole thing. In less
than a hundred years, laid Voltaire,
Christianity will have been swept from
existence, and will have passed into his
tory, Infidelity ran not through
France, red Imnded and unpiou*. A
century has passed away, Voltaire has
"passed into history," and not very re
spec table history either but the Bible
still lives. Thomas Paine demolished
the Bible, and finished it off finally
but afier he dropped into a drunkard's
grave in 1B0U, the Bt*»k took such a
leap that sinee that time more than
twenty times a* many Bible* have been
made and scattered through the world
1 as ever were before sinoe the creation of
man. I'p to the year 1800, from four
to six million oopies of the Heriptures,
some thirty di tie rent language-*, com
prised all that had teen produced since
the world began. Eighty year later,
18H0, the statistic* of eighty different
Bible stxsieties which are now in exist
ence, with their unnuni ered agencies
and auxiliaries, reported more than
Bibles, Testaments. and
now t^a loudest 1* rttons of Hcripture. with two hundred
and xix new translations of BibUw or
(tortious of the Bible distributed by
u will fend soma day, to your coat, ii
you believe the first part of it, that it is
not true bat you
Bible societien alone since 1H)4 to sav
nothing of the unknown millions of
Bible- ant! Testaments which have been
issued and circulated by private jmb
I is hern thioughout the world. Fori
book that has been exploded so many
times, this book atill shows sign* of con
siderable life.
rmm Jah Pristfrt Practical
Joke INda't Work.
A quiet locking man entered the
ptinliug office aud approaching tha job
printer engaged him in low conversa
tion for a few momenta. Seven or eight
other printers were working in the im
mediate viciuity. Suddenly the humor
so, i ous job printer fwtentatii'usly broke out
111 a loud voice
"No, sir not a oeni."
*'1 have not aaked to Iwnioa tHty
monay," continued the qmet looklng
man. "You make ma ridiculous by
such language all the men are wavert
ing me."
help it," continued thehumoiv
ous job printer, "I've no money to loan
The other printers tittered and the
quiet luaii face grew scarlet. Seeing
this, they attributed hia expression to
embarrassment over the refusal of hia
request for money and they began to
make *tde remarks of an uncompliment
ary character.
"It's no use," arid the hnmorowi job
printer, shaking his head aolemrtfy
•'It isn't, en said the quiet man,
suddenly hauling off and landing a left
hander squarely on tlie humorous
unuter's nose. He went down under
bis ease like A brick blown from a chim
ney. The quiet man commenced to
dance arouud the prostrate joker,
"C'onie and see me!" he cried e*«^
edlv "IU learn you to play your scurvy
tricks on an old friend who dropped in
to invite
Up tttui Up
istii ti.u i**k and it i» U&e unsettmc a all right, Jerry
#kk, 4- v
»V V:
to meet better company
than you deserve mingle with. Want
to make the boys think I came to l»i
row money, eh That's a gag that's too
old to play on me. Come and see me
and I'll feed yotir flesh to the fowl* of
the air. paint an Italian sunset on one
cheek and the battle of Holferiroon the
No, the humorous job printer did not
stand any mora display types up on end
during the balance of that oiy.—flL
Paul Pum*er.
Repose ef Hatnier.
Oharlas Corson a merry, rolUelinff
young man, who aften tries hi* g-« u
mother by his great carelensneHM of l*»
liavinr. She hal often said to him that
., she wished he would sit more quietly,
tI) a
less noisy fashion, and try in
every way to cultivate repoaeof tuaa
(hie evening there WM to be a room
ful of formal company at the Corson*,
and Mrs. Cordon gave her son lute
upon line aud nreeefrt u|ou precept.
"There is nothing more elegant in a
young man," she concluded, "than |er
feet rtqvrme of manner."
The company came. Charles grew
interested in the converaation and quite
forgot his good resolution*. He rii*hod
alxut the rooms, talked very fast, and
at last, in fetching a dull of ice cream
for one of the guests, stumbled against
hia mother's onair and spilled half of
the ice cream down the folds of her
gown Then came, with a flash of
sweet-tem|ered emphasis, words which
contrasted droily with the abashed face
of the young man.
"Charles, dear," said lira. Corson,
scarcely turning from the friend with
whom she chanced to )e talking,
"Charleu, dear, I wish
vate repoea of mann«r."
The d«hoate contrast between the
phase of reproof and the vexatious ae
tion that evoke*! it manle every one
smile and Charles smiled, too, as, beg
ging bis mother's )erdon, he kneft
down, napkin in hand to wipe the ruined
fold* of silk.
The Day Wa CaMvsta.
It was last Fourth of July, Hunt*
ville, Ala., was literally packed with
colored feoplc aud more coming. I ncla
Keuljeu and his wife sat in their ox cart
in front of the Court Hou»e. each face
wearing a puiucled look, and by and by
the old man called to at: acquaintance:
"W Jerry cum heah
•What is it, IteuUin V
What's all di, heah fuadn' %a«ir
Why, it's F«. th July. Bettben."
»I knows dat. To' can't tell me
nothin* 'bout Fo'th of July bat what's
de rut i.juts fur
'Why, dey's oelebrattn'.*
What dey «-elebratin' faff
Cajse it's de day to celebrate.
*Ob, dat's it? I see. lat makes it
pHin When I struck de town an
found de people fuaatti' around so 1 jiat
dun reckoned dat it might be de wah
hail broken out agin
'cause it's de »«yy to
leyV celebratia'
*4tleWate? Iat's
(r 1
Brutr of Or»n*ft!fctlMMr Sftl
Whan Lige Page moved istP the Elk
Horn neighborhofni, the people—at
least tluste who aaw him and noted hie
ant face declared that the com
munity had not been benefited by Ids
•election of it as hit place residence.
Page wi'* contradiction the atlaae
that old sge is honorable. His whisk
era were gray and his hair was almoet
white, but iu his eye* there lurked a
vicious expression, and about the eora
ers of his mouth thete seemed to f*U
the tlark shadows of meditated violent*.
He had no family except a grand son, ft
small, delicat«- boy. A nn-ie glance at
the child was enough to reveal the fact
that he was miserable. One day, while
old Mark Lane, as kind hearted old
fellow as ever lived, was going through
the woods, he suddenly came upon the
lsy, lyhig asleep under a tree. Before
he could sjH»ak, the child sprang to hie
feet with the cry, "please don't lul m#,m
then, blushing, he said
1 thought you was gran*na,"
"(ireat Lord." exclaimed old
"would your grandt* hit you?"
"He always does, sir, when he
ketches me asleep, an' he always hits
me when be wants to wake me up in the
"Ho, Jota, ok John!" a vofaa tartly
"He's catling me now," said the boy.
"I know he'* goin' to hit me."
Til go along with you,* old Mark
rejoined. They soon reached the cabin
where Page lived. The old man with
a cane in his hand, stood near the door.
He paid no attention to old Mark, bat,
when the boy shrinkingly came within
reach he struck him with th» cane.
Then, in the twinkling ^f an indignant
eve, Mark "hauletl off
rage down. The old
ling to his feet, turned upon Mark and 1
exclaimed: i
Wliat the devil did you hit me for?*
'1 knock the devil down," Mark
quietly replied.
"1 jint a great mind la gitagmaaa'
"Yea," rejoined Mark, "and several
•ears from now somebody riding by
here woud muae: 'This is the place
where ole Mark Lane killed a brute
that was trying to kill him.' Say, I
want to kuow what nuikeHyWi Ivtat this
pore little boy so mean.*'
None of your btis'nees.*
Sorter apt»ears to me like it ia."
What right have you got to aam*
round here med'lm' with ay afflrixs?
When 1 want you 111 aaad for yea.
Hear me?"
"Oittin' along in years, bat I ain't
deef What makes yon treat the pore
little boy so mean V
"Got a right to Irani fcfan Ute I
'"Whaf rigid?"
"If you must know, 111 tell yon. One
tuc my daughter ran away from home,
ami when she came back, nearly dead,
•he lotch a scrap of bain with her. Hh«
died in her disgrace, but left me livin'
in mine. Sense then it is my duty to
teach the bov that he is no 'count and
that his mother WM no 'count."
"The poor child can't help thak"
"I can't, either."
"Ii you had a soul tm big a* a turnip
seed yon 1 treat bim better on account
of the misfortune of his birth."
Wall, now, you needn't talk to me
no more, for I'm goin' to treat him I
see tit."
Lt*k here, old feller, if I know of
you hittin' that boy again, me an' a
possul of the neighbors will come over
here an' hit you a hundred oc your naked
Yea, an" somebody'11 get burl"
Ah, hah, an' you'll be the somebody.
Mind what I tell you. Good day."
A few night* later one of the neigh
bors, while pe*Ming Pages houscj heard
•ome one crv:
"Please don't Kit ma."
"Then he heard the TO)ft* nf fifrrwg,
and then came s«unds that made him
We are going to hang yon."
You can't do it. UaiJaaM."
"Oh, yes, we can do it Tie tha rope
over that beam."
Old Page raved, ond then begged for
his life.
I didn't go to kill him, gentleman
swear (tod 1 didn't. Got mad an'
would culti­
bbetl him aa' the first thing I knowad
"Lift him up," said Mark.
"Gentlemen, for God's aake tal
haog me Let me live awl I——*
"Lift him up."
"Let me pray, than."
"Let him pray," said Mark.
The old man sank down npon his
knees, and after vainly endeavoring to
pray, involuntarily uttered these words:
"Plee#e don't hit me."
"Lift him tip, Tkafa it"
"For God s
"Bhove him up. Thee* |A
swing."—Arlonnaw Trove in
Aa Aaerdete a? H«he#
Meisaner tells a pathetic anecdote
oi Heine which places him in me Kind
Meat light
ne day when hia end was very near
Meiasner entered and fonnd him dictat
inga letter to be sent t« his mother.
"What!" cried Meiasner, "doe# tha
aid lady who dweUe the iaiuuitbor
•till live?"
"Truly though old and aiok and
feetde, atill leata tiM
Ueart for me
And «it you oftan write to bar?"
"Regular!*, every month."
"Ah," cried Mewsner. "bow
she muat be to heat W jroar
siek nents
"Oh, aa to that," returned
•my mother Iwlieve^ me as well and
sound a* when I saw h*r last. She is
age*I and read* no papers, and the few
eld friends she sees are in like condi
tion. 1 write to her often u cheerfully
as r-oasible and tell her of my wife and
how happy 1 am. If she notices that
onlv the signature is mine, the explana
tion i* that I nave pains in the eyes
wluch will soon pass off. And thus *he
is happy For the rest, tbat a son
should be sick and wretailed aa I am,
no mother would believe.*
"Then It is ail ovgr W'^aava, It ttf
"It is, sir!"
"In that casa I need not tr—pass fur
ther, Mine Bilkerson, on jomx valuable
i time?"
The voung man row to go. Hia faoe
was pale, and his eyes were moist with
unshed tears But no protest escaped
his lips. He bote without a tnurmer
the blow that hat! fallen
hauletl off a«d knocked ,ngh we have known each other
fellow, scramb-
s unlv
Looking through a crack he got a piece of the gate of heaven here?
old Page choking the boy. The
man knocked on the door. Page seized
his gun, and the man, unarmed, ran
away. A half botrr later ok! Mark
Bane and several others went to Page's
hout-e They knocked at the door.
Page came out with las gun. Mark,
with surprising quickness, took it away
from him and threw him down. The
men tied him. The little boy lay on the
Hoor, dead. Mark tenderly placed the
hotly on the bed, then turning to one of
his companions remarked:
(!et that rope over there and make a
noose in it."
"What are you goin' to do?" howled
old Page.
"Htayexclaimed the young woman
impetuously. "I had ao thought of
thin when you came this evening, Mr
Barker, but I want you to hear the
why I have decided that the
ties that have bound us heretofore must
be severed."
She had folded her arms and stood
erect txtfore him. As she proceeded in
her explanation her voire roae and her
gestures l«*came animated.
"You will think it strange. Mid poe
aiblv unjustifiable,* ahe said, "that I
should terminate iu a moment an en
pfagenient of nearly aii months. But
there are opinions, tastes, caprices, if
you will, Mr. Barker, that amount to
actual convictions in |H-r«ons of jxmilive
tein}»erament and di»|Ksition, and dom
inate with the force of inherited in
stincts or tendencies. The current of
our iivee has run smoothly until now.
mow ihmu hmlt vw
ha\*e felt that we were congenial. In
that Itelief I rested." she continued
shaking her head tragitiallv, "until a
few minute* ago hen you came this
evening, Cyrus Barker, the illusion was
dialled! O. why did not some pre
'iittion of swiftly impending desolation
warn yon
"What do yon mean, Victoria Bilker
son? What have I
"1X not interrupt me, Cyrus Barker!"
she sattl. in a commanding voice and
with her head thrown back and her
arms waving wildly in the air she went
"I speak not of the crushing oat of
food hopes, the withering of budding
blossoms of joy, the rude awakening
from dreama of )*radise! What are
these to us now We can only bow to
the fate thai has wrought its work upon
is, and with humility go forward
But what in the name of all that is
and jHculiar," he
all this racket about? Great Scott!
What have 1 done?"
What have you dona?* she echoed,
shudderingly, as ahe pointed a tremb
ling tinger at an object on the oeuter
tabie. "You have come here this
evening, Cyrus Barker, wearing a high
silk hat of the season of IK'.*)'"
Seizing the shapeless thing and
crushing it on hk haa& fee young
ftian hurried oat.
Iu his eyes there abode a light of
great joy,
What a narrow eeeape I have had J"
he exclaimed, walking briskly along and
hugging himself in ecstasy. "If it
hadn't been for thia hat I should have
been married in three weeks more to a
female elocutionist!"- Chu'ttyo Trit
leaver* ef Ot—.
William Hunt, the artiat, and Henry
Ward Beecher used often to meet at
Ifr. liemick's in Ihmton, and each was
iond of p'lntiug out new gem IteauliCi
tr* the other. One day, while Mr
]k)et:lier was looking over the contents
of the safe, he came across a hit of
"Ah." said he, "do you know you've
If you know a fellow who isn't iikelv to
see paradise soon, just lxwtow this on
bin* to carry as a glimpse of comfort
ami twavc-nlv Wiauiy.
A little winle after Host lounged fat.
"Here," aaad Mr. Hesniok, "is a piece
of the gate of heaven—Baechar aays
"How does he know?" was tlie reply.
•'Oh," said Mr. Uemick, "he live*
nearer there than you or I, and I
fceve he is in sight of it moat of the
time. He told me to give it to some
body that wasn't sure to see it in a
hurry. ao I'll hand it over to you."
Little dnl ftlher dream how near the
•aeipient was to the entrance of para
|ist'. It was bat a few weeks after that
the sad accident occurred which lost to
America one of her greatest artists.
]iut before his death he had choaen a
ciouuting for lu» bit of rhaleedonv and
sent it his favorite sistet Miss Jane
Hunt, who atill wears it as an amulet.
L*dU*' Bom* Journalt '™~W
Quite faetntiy, on a Belgian railway,
period of extreme ooltl so affected a
•witch bar that, when the switchman
gtiemptetl to move it, it broke in two.
The accident prevented tha switching
tpparatu* from working.
Two pttsftcnger tram* were approach
jog, and the switchman saw instantly
thai, if the switch was not turned, a
dreadful OOUMMMU would be tha re
Thera w* bat thiag for hina to
do he must push the movable rail into
|daee with hi* bands. Thin involved
get-tiug between the two tracks UJKU
which tha train* must paaa. He decided
what to do without h«ntatma a
Throwing himaeif tlafc an the ground
)#tweeu the two tracks, tha switchman
move.I the rail to its place with his
hands, and then drew them beck, just
im time to m'&pv the wheels of the
l-.*?iug thrown upon the o^ar liiak by
the rush of air caoaed by lha vapidly
luoving tram.
He eacajed, however, and the paa
aengers whose live* hi* braverv and
pre«etw$e .of MIND had aaftsl, ^dtd ant
even k»0W UMll tfWJT l*d
A aompHment :*\id bv Rofus Choata
to Chief Justice J» haw, of Maaaadha
aetts happily illustrates Burke pithy
phraae. "The cold neutrality of an im
pariial judge." "With what judge,"
Raid Mr. Choate, "can you see your aa
tag"i.iat freely conversing, without the
sliglitest apprehension, a* von oau with
hiUiOnce duriug the trial of a case,
an em meat lawyer, associated with Mr
Choate, was rising to contest an unfavar
able, if not unfair, ruling made br the
Chief Justice. Let it go"* whispered
Mr. Choate. drawing him beck. "Bit
down Life, liberty, and property are
always sate in hsi hands."
Oracelulh as these sayings oompli
tucnt the impartiality of one of the moat
judge*, they are not more ex-
iressive than one which was paid him
a s}orting WIB," uoted aa au aaaiat
ant in prhce tighta.
The "s{Mrt" w«a a witnaai IB a mad
der trial, aud during his oxannnation
the Chief Justice walked to the edge of
tin bench, and in a grave wav, peering
over his spectacles, asked tlie witness
several questions. After the witness
had left the stand, ha said to an a&kser
of the court:
Did you see that chap thai aot wilh
two other cotas behind a little fence
there in co?urt -I mean ftha cove called
the chief?"
"Oh yea, yoa mean JttdgaShaw," said
the offloer.
That's hhn but what a glorious fil
ler he make for a raleree in aflfhir
said tin bruiser.
Daniel Webster did one of the best
works of his Hie when he seated him
self iu l^emuel Shaw's office, and sjent
several hours in persuading him to re
linquish a lucrative practice to accept
the chief justiceship of Massachusetts.
Though its salary was so small as not
to amount to one third of the sum which
Mr. Shaw earned yearly by the practice
of his profession, he yielded U the
sense of duty, aroused Mr. Webster's
arguments, and for thirty years served
the Commonwealth by administering
The Constitution of the Unted States
and the Constitutions of the States are
(•eculisr in thia, that without expresalv
authorizing the jndiciarv to paas upon
the validity of laws enacted by the
legislative authority, they place the
courts in such a poeition of complete
indej»eiidence that the judge* have as
sutiusl aud exercise the right to pro
nounce one law constitutional and an
other unconstitutional,
The fact that after a centaury of this
method of governing throagfe the judi
ciary the |eople still reverence the
courts, aud especially the Supreme
Court of the United .States, indicates
w indom of our aur^storti and the moral
inJftuenoa of "the cold neutrality of at
impartial judge."'
His Own Sswsypar, Vn,
"I kem in to aee almut that advartlM
meni," said a red lmired hayseed, ap
proaching the Around«r*a dairil tuaaOB*
tident manner.
"What Advertisement?"
"That wan that said that Dan Kelly,
of Armagh, had died and his relatives
was wanted, fur he left some money."
"Are v«u one of his relatives?"
"Well, I don't know whether that'*to
be telliu' you. Annyht.w, wtf
liv»xl next him in Armagh."
"And you want the money?"
•|f there's anny to be had."
"Well, what can I do about ft?"
*Ion*t ye know tha name a' the
that advertised
"I? No. Isn't it in the paparf
"How should I know thatf
"Wby, didn't you read tha
"Divil a word. How ao«li If
"Can't you read?*
"Sura I can, bat I've BOl
What paper waa K in?"
"Oh, it waa ia about
"Seven ywtfa
the date?
"Well T(Wt1u*m**
"Ye don't?"
"Of course not."
—"Tulieres so Iwyeitlowft^l5
"I dtm't know."
*An'ye twi't tdU weeylhtag rinvl
"Not a thing."
"An' I must do witboat me money?"
"I'm afraid ao."
"Then, bail casa to all newspapata.
Sure, I was thinking to meeelf I'd be a
rich man yet, an' ye take all the ho pa
MIO UH. Buffalo Courier.
faase er Lepiny.
Hutchinaou, writing
JoDsthan Hutchinaou, writing ID a
magazine, makes a strenuous effort to
l^itro that leprosy is caused by a con
stant Ash diet aud that it ia not con
tagious. He calls attention to the fact
that at tlie pr-*mt dav in England there
are only a few imjM rted case# and uo
special precautious are taken against
contagion yat tha ftiwi never
The 1'nited P»tataa have remarkable
immunity from the disease, and tlus in
spite of the fact that emigration from
the leprosy district of Norway to tha
States has been verv freo. Noting the
part*) of the globe w here leprosy is »till
indigenous. Mr. Hutchinaoii ]oiuU out
that these are either on the saecoaat or
in the proximity to rivers or lakes, whilst
the climatic and racial conditions are
extremely varied. He considers tha
evidence certain that the powon pro*
ducting the disease gains access to the
body in the form of food, and that this
must ba through "fish," including
"edible moliuses, artuttat^ans, and all
living deaiaene of water, both sait sad
"It may ba," 1M adda, "that tha
poison whoSlv !*l»*ent from fish under
litost conditions, and present only under
exceptional one*. It seeuw very prob
able that fish caught in the warm waters
of the tropic* are more dangerous than
those from Northern sea#t. and that all
kinds of preserved or salted fish, or fish
in a state of partial decern &m
mom riaky than that which is fresh and
sound. Lastly, it is impossible tbat
raw fifth m$y contain a puiaoa wiud^ u
destroyed by cooking."
THK miud will diaoaid what htm km
taught juht as fast it tera by i
own vuUtKMt,
liimame for moony tha
MM elevated train- Poetic tiwvghi
A 4'Himkxy sparks, but nef«V wirviaaf'''.
A pAKLon lb aconrt wmm, a mmhlf'.*
leoan ia not a parlor.
TKKHK can never be any objectioa
a i«ar manufacturer puffing his ownr
TMK moaquito will soon ahow th|.:,
American people whether hides are fretsf
or not.
AH acid old maid abandoned her trirt"
to Enrope when she learned that ah£j
had bt)ught a tlokat lot a
mail steamar.
OkAToa Yes, anatieviea and fatlowl
citizens, the wealth of a eountry is n|r.„
its soil! Old Hayaaad (ia batik seat
Quaes ye never tried farmin', did ye? ^*5
LAWTKB explainuig to client) Wellf
mv dear sir, to tell yon the trutll^
Client bouncing up*and out) -ft
You are no lawyer Good morniag.
Gamaliel Why is it von always gefU
me eo close to the Are when I call even!
ingsV Hortanse Oh, I know the
has a great way of making things pop.
HOMKVATH* Knocked Out "I don*
tx»h*»ve that like cures like." "Can yo\|
disprove it?" "I can. A piece of m|
wife's mind is aot good lor mj peace
1 BAT, friend, voir kona i a UtU#
contrary, isn't lieV *No, sir **WT»a|
makes him stop, then?** "Oh, he'§
afraid soiueb'tiy'Ll say 'Whoa' Mid h§
won't hear Ik"
Hi HBANO—Yo« naaiad a»«f ft laflh
roatl croaaing. Wife That's a nice rgps
mark How do 1 remind you of a raiip
road crossing? Husband First jou|
gait and then the train.
"WHAT do you want* JotuuAa?" Midi
drug man to an urchin ormutar higt^
"Something to keep moths out of oa#1
et* "lea," answerett the boy||
that's what I camphor."
"I have aunt who ia vary «nfortt|»
nate," said Maude. "Sha w alightli
deaf and very near lighted.* "Or#
cious!" res|tondetl Mamie, "What §.
lovely chaperon she would make,"
Mk*. PACXKB (of Chicago
room seems ao dark what du rem wi
pom causes it? Mr. Packer Mv d«
if you would remove your feet from i)|
front of the window yoirtl find it will hp
considerably lighter.
THINos must have ahanged var|p,
much in Texas since 1 was there. Jon^l
tells me his brother oame within an ad*
of being lynched riding on Hundajr
Ho HK was, but did Jones menti
that it VM on another fellow's home fi
OUATEFTTL Clti/en I was dehghtedi
to read in the papers that you hat! r#»
fused to raise the price of ice. 1'iesj^
dent ice Company That is true.
shall make no change in the price. Tha
oaly change will lie in the lumiM*.
FIUKNU Well, Patrick, how do v«S
like your new piaee? Patrick who h^i
rooentlv started in as a ooeciiman/
Couldn't be either. Faith, U||
ma^ther bays the horses and oarriagejk
and it's meeelf a* has all the fan IT
Wnri -My deer, that horrid m«i
next door has killed the dttg. Hnabaiii
Well, never uand, my dear 1*11 gtt
von another one kouie time. Wife
iBut it wasn't my Fido that he killed fll
was your hunting dow.
(wildly)- Where's my gun?
v HHF Drrt.iHKt,
•A wits s tlot.hia* r«v*lriNV
As Wsit
|)«u« «»t un tot. In
AIM! •«.«. ot) tity ia*
1J btm tbs uuUUsn r«}iieu. to his
'In sowing «M»¥«W Wl aktll,
But oat sMunairsss is oamtom U
You tnsv c»ll aud ask bar. If yon wftL"
Paid far the Peaaata.
Oaa aomiug recently
who has for years bought his morning
la|er at a W «sslward avenue "nena
depot" entered the store, says the D»
troit Tribune. The proprietor, beaid«a
selling papers and books, has a cano{f
and peanut counter
"TOMHI morning. Mr. B.,*
"Gootl morning, Mr.
Tin-, paper waa handed to him, aol
be was about to depart whan tha pro*
prietor remarked
"By the way, Mr. L,I kaaa a lMljr
bill against yoa."
A bill agsinal mm$ TbtAmrnmkbmm
"1 think not."
"l^et me see it."
The bill was handed hint.
"For peannta, $^16," itvaaA.
"How ia this?" blaaterad tha
"Well, sir, every morning for tlie isat^
tour years you have taken two peanuhl
when you left the store. That would
be twelve peannta a week, not counting
in Huuday, when your paier is deliverM
at the house ft'24 peanuts in a year aad
2,4iMi }eanut« four years. I ha*a
flguretl there are fifty-seven peannta ia
a fiint. Fifty-seven into 2,496 goa*
abtmt forty three tiuiee. Multiplvi^
by 5 cents, the price of |jeanutw pg|
pint, 1 make the total £Lllt
figures correct?"
The gentleman was so daatd
paid the bill without a word.
She Felt *e Fear.
As the villagers were reported It
have relapsed into hopeless sin, aclerggh
man determined to give them a g«Ml
shaking np, and enlarged eloquenthr
upon the horrible torments of beHL
VS ishiug find out afterward what 4§
feet his discourse had made upon their
minds, he called upon an old oetKiflH
narian dame, lnae toothless gttWS fid
not prevent her from bMSg the gtaalail
goeaip in the county.
"Now, my good wmaan," said ha,
hoje my sermon has boraa
by making many a laatmg jtaijE»r«i»ll»
uisn vour mind,, You haara what I'
iZl t-o say about heii 8revere
vok-e became hushetl, even solemn, ia
tone as he continued "That pit
where there shall ba wailiafj
uig »f teeth."
Well," said the fcmgleaaald balsam
"if 1 'as to say anything it ba this: I#
em as 'as "em.**
THK happmees of the human raw la
worltl doe« not consist in
devoid of jiassioaa, in (9
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