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MH1BS. Mm Kate tiia.se, formerly Mm Sprague, is in Paris. Mr. Sargent. the time Senator Senator American minister to Germany, will return home some during' September. James H. Meverin. the legal advisor ... of Lotta, the actress, denies the reiiort! ""V'l'iities and th of her marriage to u Mr. Iltiss, at Washington. Mr. Selden The King of Oamljodia. formerly a province of Siain, has conferred the order of General on John A Haider man, United States Minister to Siam. David Dudley Field has placed a monument in the Williamstown N. Y.) cemetery in honor of Rev. Dr. Colvin Durfee, historian of Williams College caught up by branches of geraniums. Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart Phelps is living almost the life of a recluse at West Gloucester. Mass., and working diligently on a new novel The widow of the late United States Senator. .lames II. Lane, of Kansas, died at Columbus. O., last Saturday. The burial will take place at Law rence. Kan. —The Catholic Archbishop Bourget, who is now completing his forty sixth year in charge of the Set* of Montreal, is 110 years old and still has only two seniors in the world. —Rev. Dr. Phillip ton, who is now in England, was re cently entertained at dinner by the Baroness and Mr. Burdett Coutts. patch, having on board I resident Arthur, wno s accompanied by his daughter, las arn\ed at e\\ from Cape May. Next Mouthy'the ceed Kansas City real estate -aU)r Koscoe onkling urging mm to block of .v„. which was purchased in common l»v 1 Spain will visit England at the end of' August or early in Septemlier, the date depending on the return of his Otieen ^""Jflder the ex-secretary o from \ustria i state, are England on their bnda Ex-Secretary of War Belknap leads Jour' a lonely but correct life at Washing-1 ton her count Mrs. Belknap s,,ends Lord Dutferiu. who is equally j)opu lar in Canada, in India, and in Eng land, owes much of his success to two Irish women—his mother, a Sheridan, and his wife a Hamilton. Boyle O'Reilly, the poet-editor of the Boston Pilot who started from the The Prince of Hohenlohr-Langen burg. President of the German Col onial Society, is about to start on a two months' journey through the United States and Canada. Justin McCarthy has been ordered by his physicians to take absolute rest and quiet for the remainder of the session of the House of Commons. The Princess of Wales wore pale blue ami silver at tin-last state ball much of I"1"1* "l. partv will go to LOUISN ille. iy., to )m. westward Park. maha. Neb., recentlx, to -Iiss -lollie Harbach daughter of one »t "naha s The Emperor William, it is said, is vial effect uijon him. upon is sound and vigorous now. son ami Carlyle, who in a New York court, with alimony of •2.KMi jH*r year for herself, and #500 additional for each child. The Prince Ibrahim Humy, brother of the Khedive of Egypt, has just fin ished a bibliographical study it (ton the boo ks, manuscripts and jieriodic als which relate to the history, the and the political and social life of Eg ypt. J. Womli Her dress was draied with blue tulle, the cargo some remarkable specimens 7\. strong and vigorous. He is the oldest anv elephant, shows the impression wearer of the miter in America, and [of the toes very distinctly and uninis- Brooks, of Bos T.. -The I niu-d Mates steamer Iis- _and ai fumiatiun ^L°^c to the Yellowstone T, Captain John G. Bourke, chief of (,*eneral rook s staff, was married at shaggy again in good health. The use of the wonderfully preserved. The slab xx*as waters at Ems has had a very In-neti- ten feet long, and bore the cast His apiwarance The Em peror has continued to receive daily civil and military business reports and to transact the business of state. The Loudou Athen«cum says: "Pro fessor C. Eliot Norton, the scholarly editor of the correspondence of Emer is Americans one of the many have come to Europe this Summer. Professor Norton in tends to IHISS most of his holiday in Switzerland." The ]ortraits on the new postage stamps that comes in use October 1 are: One-cent. Franklin 2-cent, Jack son li-ceiit, Washington 5-cent, Gar field (5-cent, Liucloti 7-eent, Stan ton 10-eent, Jefferson: 12-cent. Clay 15 cent, Scott 3«»-ceiit. Hamilton 90 cent, Perry. Eight oil-paintings of the late Sena tor B. H. Hill are on exhibition iu Atlanta. Ga., and several more are to be sent in, iu competition for the Legislature's offered prize of $1,000 for.the lest j»ortrait. The Davenjyort Brothers were once noted as Spiritualist mediums. One died a few years ago. and the othei retired from the husincrs but now the survivor lias started out again. He will travel in a gorgeously paint ed car. The wife of George Osmond Tearle, the actor, has been granted a divorce '«,M, a Chicago man. but his inner self also General Thomas E. Eckert. the real executive ofHcer of the Western Un ion Telegraph Company, is an Ohio mail who liegan at the liottom of the ladder, and was once on a country newsnaper His countenance is of a boyish ca-st and his address pleasing. Governor Rusk. ex-Governor Fair Pendleton has just sold to !'hihl Vilas. of Wisconsin. Vest his interest in a large :h»velJ"»,wl n :l, at*'c*l the two senators some veai*s uro. address at the next IHCOUMUI State t, tX it is announced that the King- of I „..,i telegram to ex-Sen 'he invitation to deliver the ,, fair, and promising him a hearty 1 Sl"d the haw bridegroom's family %lv*n *°me *"tertain .... K nnor. time in Europe, but when in this "e^Mtiful American wife. of head of the Connecticut river to pad- i house, just presented to him byanum dle a canoe to Long Island Sound, capsized, lost his paddles and took the Ave years ago for Judge A. O. Aldis. cars. It stands in a fine position on a eor Gener.il Sherman and party have h,» mtry lives in Philadelphia. Hon. "Sunset" Cox, the democratic I thousand sam»le surmounted attic. The arrived in Yellowstone Park. They expect to reach Missonia, in Montana, i on the ^7th, where they will take the Northern Pacific Iloud'for the Pacific ^ueen Victoria in making the jour coast. 1 cliQon. rot,irn Wlth retire from politics if he is beaten for speaker of the next house. Fare thee forever, still well, Sammy and if forever fare thee well. /teneral Sheridan's Washington her of his Chicago friends, was built ner' aml is.of brick, two stories high by a mansard roof and interior woodwork is of ney from Windsor to Osliorne yester- Lee Childe, a nephew of General 's11M, ,' 'to have shown an»im- restaurant last Monday, ordered R«lbert E. Lee, has fallen heir to the estate of the late Baronessde Triquetv, whose niece he married a few years ago. Mr. Childe has been living in Paris for several years. provement iu health. Sin to walk without assistance :1 11 Jersey, Pennsylvania and other States, probably represent a big lea,st of the elephant sjecies, which once roamed the Connecticut valley also. Here', are his tracks in relief. One. which measures fifteen inches by eleven, and is larger than the track of takahly, and also the reverse repres entation of the impressions of the inner muscular projections of the bot tom of the huge foot. these tracks there are three on a single slab five to The guests included the Archbishop six feet long, and perhaps a yard or the mountains can carry on a conver of Canterbury, the Marquis of Salis-. more wide and seven inches thick, sation without difficulty. The miner bury and the Dean of Westminister, They are evidently the tracks of some may have some difficulty at times, in rpi ... sl.lh |n thjs dt m..u. |his vveAilw tracks, is a stony knmvn |a shib opeti the^exposition^Yitracks of some big three toed bird— en by Englishmen, native-lorn like seemingly of the ostrich family, himself, nor make himself understood These tracks are remarkable for be- by them. Wc have nothing in Anieri- One hundred and forty varieties of ing almost jwrfectly in a straight line— ca to correspond with certain unintel eorn have been planted at the New as if the civature had but one leg no ligible dialects sjuVken in England by York State Experimental Farm, un- Indian could step straighter. The Englishmen. So I sav. that as a nation, der varying conditions. The result' stride is alnmt a ft»ot and a half, the Americans sjwak letter English cannot fail to lie of great value. However, it may be with some other ., supposed "fossil bird tracks" in the C4!,|Il(Vticut Yallev sandstones, these ivl.taiuiy an no tl.:K.ks ,lf t|lojon anv t,|ey the ,t^ ,,ird tnlcks wealthiest citizens TIbex Jeft on the the impress, in relief, afterntKm train for New "Wk, and of the will sail August 1 for Europe on a six- trunk, seetniuglx', according to most months bridal tour. THE HAWKFYE PLEASANTRIES. BY ROBERT J. BURDETTB. The youngest "boy preacher" in this country is now about forty-one veai*s old. Isn't it ab-nit time to set another batch before the present stock of boy evangelists mature One-fourth of all the pineapples im Bismark may give the American hog the cold shoulder now, but he will be glad to take it in next Christ mas. The American egg-nog, that is. That fits a little rough, but you can't make a smooth joke on such a bristly subject. General Beauregard nays he observes with grief "a gradual decline in the negro race." Ah. yes: they decline to invest in the I^ouisiana lottery. Perhaps the general may have observed a similar decline in the post oftice department. "What Iwuiks shall we take awav for the summer.'" asked the Philadel phia Bulletin. If vou're going to Newport or Long branch, Francis, we would suggest that you take a jioeket lx»ok one about three feet ong and twentv-eight inches wide •hole week, man compiled one will last you a w 1 \ew York joki-r of tl.'- nialvPK thnwwnd'amplwuf ypyrtry' fwmi »n tressing announcement that h«* will was able visited her yesterday, staying to lun- RELICS OF PAST AGES. Trare« of Kiiormoua Animal* Found In a Connetlrut Freontonr Quarry. From ttw? Hartfnnt Time*. A vessel just arrived at the dock f»ot of Potter street with a load of heavy stone blocks taken from the Portland freestone quarry, has among most j- Previous was served refused to touch it or pav to the Queen s departure from md- for it. saving that the devil had iii sor Castle, the ex-Empress Eugenie st 1 of the tnicks of fossil leasts and birds. ... that once lived in this valley. These *»»ke that it was killed hefoiv slabs were taken from a' stratum Mr Musselwhite s about six or seven inches thick, lying feast. The snake \\a at a depth of about eighty feet from j1!1!1. the top of the quarry. The enormous skeletons still partly preserved under! many swamps in New York, New lahvriu other ancient frog longitudinal half of a tree 'observers, a hickorv tree~-for its l.ark and its very texture are of by delirium tremens and ness. huge beast—and one of the elephant understanding some of collegian's sen- not aMV 1Uereaccident- bv other'causes. On one trouble, and he can talk down to his the tree all the wav, but this specimen is but three feet long that part of it having been cut off at the quarry. It was evidently a large, full-grown tree, possibly floated down the rix'er from some place over which it cast its shade in ages, much farther'preceding the suposed birth of Adam than that supposed to pedcede modern times. It is siicl these stones will be pre sented, like those given by Mr. Patterson, to the Hartford SclllMjl. High «Xr. MrKee was SnpplleC From the B«»Utt Herald. Some time ago a dealer came to J. McKee a bibliophile of New Korfc, xvith a bit of paper that he carefully unrolled aiul lay before the collector, "This," said he. with bated breath, "is the programme of a theatrical perfor mance given in New York during the Revolutionary war by the British officers. Major Andre was Stage man ager. Then- are only six copies ex tant. They are very scarce.'1 "Yes, I knoxv they are," said Mr. McKee quietly. "I have the other five, one with Andre's directions and remarks as stage manager written on it." "Good morning," said the dealer, "Go«xl morning," said Mr McKee. Chief. Justice Waite is rapidly re covering from the injuries he received in his recent accideut. 1 album. Unlesslie receives $10,HMi Iu* threatens to publish them. Here: we'll have to borrow the mon ey. but we'll head that subscription with fr»(Ni. The wretch may hove a "stanza" of our own. A. I. Davis and Rose Kennedy were married in a balloon, at Cleve land. Ohio, on the 4th of July. Oh well, that's all right. It's well enough to stay up among the clouds for a lit tle while when one is married, but we can tell the Davis fani'ly they will have to come down to the ground and scratch, if they want anything for dinner. crazy man went into a New York exjieiisive dinner, and when it rueted him not to eat the food. The nmn mav \H. t,n,zv but },i, the HUmp he should be grateful to his satauic majesty as one of his best friends. Now. it would be more in accord with the devil's reputation, to induce a man to board at a New York restau rant. William Musselwhite, of Savan nah. Georgia, was bitten by a rattle snake. At once the snake's head was cut off and bound upon the wound, and then Mr. Musselwhite ate a pound of tobacco ami drank a quart It was a blessed thing for sick- "The fact is.* said Dr. Weston, chatting with the Jester a few (lays ago, "that we speak better English and more of it in America, than they do in England. In America, where ever you go. from Maine to Texas and California, wherever you find an American, you can converse with him, readily, without the least difficulty in understanding him. He may use slang freely: often too freely lie may sjeak with an utter disregard of grammatic al construction, but you Know what he says and what he means, and a graduate of Harvard, and miner in tenees. but the graduate has no such comrade's comprehension, if he will, heap of his ordure, But in England, an Englishman mav ^.ulo^v asVoprolites. go into certain l.H-alkies, where hV bears the unniistakeable neither understands the English spok- than dothe English peoph ton (la. Hawkeve. -Burling- Some Bugles are Different from Others. From the HeraM. A small party of young men xx-ere standing on a street corner the other evening. They were curiously ex amining a bugle itelouging to one of them, and. as a stranger came along, an animated discussion aroae. "I wish I could play on it,'' said one. "Play on it!" observed another, 4I wish I could make a noise on it."' "It's a pretty hard thing to do," observed a third, "if you haven't got the hang of the thing just right.'' "Hani thing to do!" chimed in the stranger, halting and regarding the party with evident contempt. "Why, could blow a bugle before I was *a foot high." "Weil, some bugles are different from others," said the voung man. "Giinmie that bugle," said the stranger, excitedly. 11 w as inimediatcl v handed to him. i and putting it to his lips, he made one trial trip. There xvas a subdued splutter, and the stranger lwgan a kind of war dance, at the same time holding his mouth in both bauds. "Great Cleopatra's needle!" he yell ed, with tears streaming from his eyes. "Who in thunder tilled that mouthpiece with cayenne pepper.' I'm small, gentlemen, light auu fragile, but I can lick the man who peppered the horn." i A Singular Incident of the War. From Uu- IVU'INIMHV Wo Index Appi-ul. In the early part of 1804 a short but spirited tight occurred at a place in i East Tennessee called Dandridge, be tween a part of Longstreet's corps and a considerable force of Federal cavalry. I Many were killed on both sides. Among the Confederate dead was a man named Seaford, from North Caro lina. WHO had leen a professor of mathematics in one of the colleges of that state, and who was one of the finest looking men wc ever saw. He was a private in the Washington Light Infantry from Charleston. S. (\. and would not except a commission, though he was tendered one several times. He was buried on the spot where he was killed, and his comrades returned to their quarters—several miles away. About two weeks after the light a letter came to his address. The captain of the company opened it. and it proved to be from a young lady to whom Sea ford was engaged 1KJ married. It was written on the very day the fight occurred at Daiulridge. related a dream the writer had just had. in which she saw Sea'ord lying dead on the battlefield, shot through the left breast --describing the death-wound exactly as it was. and even the topography of the field, though she liad never seen it, and in all probability knew nothing of the battle. She begged him to send her a lock of his hair as a sacred memento, should anything happen to him. Railroad News. The California Railroad Commission ers have prepared a tariff of fares of railroad within that State, on the basis of 4 cents per mile on all levels and moderate grades, and cents on heavy grades in the mountains. The percentage of reduction on present A MYSTERY SOLYKBl Alter Tlir»*« lVt-ckn a Mlnfiliis Woman 1« Found Dead I'ndcr Tree, PonsYILLK. Pa.. Telegram.—A three-weeks' mystery was solved to day by a p'/rty of hunters finding a female corpse under a tree, to xvhich it bad leen suspended, near the County Alms-House. Mrs. Charles Gensberg. of St. Clair, while on a visit to some friends at Kaska Will iams'. about the 1st of the month, took the children out into the woods to pick berries near by. After they had spent an hour or so in that way, Mrs. Gensberg told the children to remain where they were until she returned. The little ones staid until nightfall and then made their x\-ay home. Search xvas immediately made for the missing woman, xvho, it was feared, had met with an accident or had leen attacked by xvild 1 leasts. The search has been kept up constantly, since all sorts of elexvshavebeen'followed with out avail. Just prior to her disappearance Mrs. Gensburg seemed to he in perfect mental condition, but from her wan derings. in which her friends xveiv able to trace her. it xvas concluded that her mind had become suddenly unbalanced. Scouting parties went out in all di rections. When found, the remains xvere lying under a tree, in an adx*anc ed state of decomposition. Around the neck xvas a cord made of strips of an apron, by xvhich she had evidently auspended herself from the tree ox*er liead. The remains xvere in such a state that identification by the fea tures was impossible, but a diamond ring on her finger and her peculiarly made shoes satisfied her husband, who was immediately summoned, of her identity. Proud of his Wife. iMroit Kivf Press. At a small station near Kalamazoo a strapping youth boarded the train, leading bv the hand a blushing rustic maid. Taking his stand in full viexv of everyIHHIV he orated: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is my wife, Mrs. Heutl'er. Ain't she a daisy He proud ly exhibited his prize to the amused observers through a fifty-mile ride with an exemplification of the entice ments lie had used to xviu her. Arriv edat Buchanan, the happy pair alight ed in the presence of a The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. .. .. _. s.. v Paul Road now operate 4,530 miles of road. The President has accepted twenty five miles of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana, coming east ward from the .'J7"»th to the 400th mile from Wallula Junction. It has leen decided that the open ing on the Northwestern Pacific will leave St. Paul the first week in Sep temlier. The management will ar range the details as specdly sus possi ble, but will have everything coiu plete at the proper time. The Tee City Branch of the Chi cago and Northwestern has been ex tended from Headstern, Iowa, to Cor rectionville. eleven miles. The Eagle Grove and Sioux Rapids Branch of the same road is extended west to Centerville, I). T., twenty five miles. The first railroad in Palestine is being laid out, and the preliminary survey is being complected as far as the Jordan. It is run between Acre and Damascus, and it is called the Hamidle line. It is imined after his present Majesty the Sultan Abdul Hamid. A TERRIBLE MEL. Orl«an« Forty Year* Ago—44 ll 1N«I Bo to tlir Dentil," N*-«- 'iri.-aiif. Timi"»-lfc-:ii«-rnt. A fatal but rather novel duel oc curred in New Orleans over forty years ago. The young nun were Henri Delagrave and Alnhonse Riv iere. and the cause of the duel was the As he ncared Delagrave. the latter turned to confront him, when Riviere with a voice that seemed to come from behind the door of a torn, said: "Del agrave. we cannot live on this j^lobe !im* -f 2 The Chicago, Portage and Superior Railway Company has brought suit isfied that there is n iu equity in the I nited States Circuit difference l«'tween v» Court at Milwaukee to enjoin Wil liamT Chadse.v. of New York State, from making or delivering to the Chicago. St. Paul and Northern Pa cific Company, or to anv other, con veyance affecting the title of the com plainant's road-bed, right of way and other property. Few )eople know wh.'.t sort of a party it was driving down the shell road bordering Bayou St. John. Two carriages stop|»ed just on the bridge leading to the island formed there by the bifurcation of the bayou, and four gentlemen alighted. Savalle. a well known character here forty years ago. accompanied Riviere, and" old Dr. Rocquet was with Delagrave. Seconds had met previously and arranged everything. Delagrave, as he stepped from the carriage, looked furtively around for the cases of pistols, but seeing none, he was a little disconcert ed. After walking about a hundred yards from the carriage the party stoj ped, and the doctor motioned them to approach closer. When they had done so In- called them by name and said. "Gentlemen, we have discussed this matter nearly all of last night, and l*th Mr. Savalle and myself feci sat solution to the oil but the death of one." The two nodded. "There fore."' the doctor went on. "we have agreed to make the arbitrament as fair as possible, and let fate decide." He took out a black morocco case, and from it produced a nill-Uix contain ing four pellets. "One of these." said be, "containsfa positively fatal dose of Iess. rates ranges from IS to 5 per cent. Where the present charges are lielow muscle contracted. 4 cents they remain in all instances unchanged. It is intended that this tariff shall be tried for six months, Gentlemen." said the doctor, "we by which time it can le determined i will toss for the first pill."' Savalle whether the public interest demands cried out "tails. as the glittering gold any further moditication. large crowd assembled to greet them. Again the gi\Hm announced: "Ladies and gents, my xvife. Ain't she a darling.'" As the train moved out the passengers waved their handkerchiefs and ap plauded, aud the happy-and-not ashamed- for-everybody—to--know--it pair were left to their rare and sin gular felicity. trussic acid, the other three are harm Wc have agreed that each shall swallow two of the pills, and let destiny decide." Savalle inclined his head, and said, as the of Riviere, he agreed. success of the former iu wooing Mine, street of a warn* 'fternon. assisted by a Celestin. Riviere sought out T.)e!a- servant. Having a ba grave and found him in a garbing saloon. together: it is not large enough Delagrave, quietly putting his cigar arette, iu a cold and impassive tone: replied: "Yes you annoy me. It would be better if you were dead. Riviere's face flushed and reaching* forward, he laid the back of his hand gently against Delagrave's cheek. The game was at once interrupted. The slap, which was so light that it did not even crimson the young man's cheek, was enough to call for blood, and leaving the house he sought an intimate friend: to him he opened his heart: It must l»e a battle to the death." Such was the enmity between Riviere only a life could wipe it out. e me representative The two men were pale, almost bloodless, but not a nerve trembled or T,,SSIXA FOR CHOICE. niece revolved in the air. It fell in a hunch of grass, the blades of which, i V'ing separated, showed the coin xvitli the reversed head of the Goddess of Liberty uppermost. "Mr. Delagrave, you hax*e the first choice," said the doctor. Reposing, iu the little box. the four little globes seemed the counterpart of each tit her. The closest scrutiny would not develop the slightest differ-! ence. Nature alone, through the physiological alembic of the human stomach, can tell of their properties. In one there rests the pall of eternity, the struggle for breath, the failing of sight, the panorama of years rushing in an instant through the mind, the silence and jieace of sleep forex'er more, the cerements, the burial case, the solemn cortege, and the close, noi some atmosphere of the grave. All these xvere contained in one of these little pellets. Delagrave, having won I the first choice, stepjied forward and took a pill. With a calmness xvhich i xvas frigid he placed it on his tongue, and xvitli a cup of claret, handed nim by the doctor, hashed it down. "And noxv. 3J- Rix-iere," said the doctor. Riviere extended his hand and took a pill. Like his opponent, he swallowed it. This wius the fatal choice. Both men xvere ready for the cant of the die. Savalle tossed the gold piece aloft, and the Dix'tor cried out "heads." "Heads it xx*as. and Dela grave took a pill from the box, leav ing only one. "Noxx*," said the Doctor, "M. Riviere, the remaining one is for vou. You xvill PLEASE SW.VLLOXV THEM TOGETHER The two men raised their hands at the same time, and deposited the pills on their tongues and took a draught of claret. One second passed, anil there was no movement. Then—"Good God!" exclaimed Riviere, his eyes starting from their sockets. He turned half around to the left, raised his hands above his head, and shrieked a long wild shriek that belated travelers even to this day say they hear on the shell road, near the island. He fell prone to the earth, aud save a nervous contraction of the muscles of the face, there was no movement. Delagrave took him by the hand as he lay on the damp grass, and said, in a tender voice, "I regret it, but it xx*as to be." The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Nexv Orleans, and for weeks the cafes were agog with the Tlie two men stood looking one an- couraged her by telling her to keep oilier in the face. There was not a quiver to the eyelid, not a twitch to a muscle. Each xx-as thinking of him self as well as watching his adx'ersary. One minute passed. Txx'o minutes passed. Three. Four. Five. "Now, gentlemen." I story of the duel. The beautiful wid ow, horrified at the affair, would never see Delagrave afterward, and is now a happy grandniere on Bayou I.«tfourche, having married a wealthy planter two years after the fatal event. Delagrave. weighed down with the trials of an unhappy life, wrinkled and tottering, strolis. along Canal +i,« «i,r" i«. *, "What trouble was that paw? The old doctor, who had grown up askct, S1,TT Ins shoulders and remonstrated, but that' at last acquiesced and said: "Very well, then: it shall be to the death." TO THK UI KLINU OK »UNI. ing a latency, he lias never actually suffer-, ed from want: but he shows evidence of great mental anguish. The sight of a pillbox makes him shudder, and the taste of claret will give him con vulsions. A Trill) Strange Coincidence. From the Chiefly« Herald. "Speaking of strange coincidences,"' said Dooflicker. "lam reminded of a thing that happened to me once. I was standing on the breakwater here in Chicago one day in the summer of IN42, when one of myelitis dropped oft" into tin* lake and a big fish came up and swallowed it. I mourned a good deal over it. because the sleeve button in that cuff was made of gold that I dug myself in 1S40. Well, time ran along and I forgot all about the sleeve button. Soon after that 1 had the trouble with my hair and had to doctor for that Theophilus- "Why. didn't I ever tell you alout Well, you seel found that I was losing my hair. It didn't come out by the roots, but it seemed to l»e broken off near niy head, and yet, although I lost considerable every night, there never was any loose hair in the bed iu the morning. I finally got a friend to sit up and watch me one night, and in the morning he ex plained the whole thing. 1 had bitten it off and swallowed the hair. "But to get back to my first story. One day about seven years after I lost that cuff 1 was walking on Mau hattan Beach, arm in arm with Mr. Seligman, when he picked up some thing that was buried in the sand. "Why. that's silver." said he. "So it, is." said I. and sure enough it was solid silver. But what is funnier, it was the identical sleeve button I had lost thirteen years before in l^ike Michigan. Now, what puzzles me is to know how that fish got away around to Manhattan Beach from Chicago." There was a short silence, which Theophilus interrupted. "What puz zles me, paw, is how the fish changed a gold sleeve button into a silver one." Dooflicker thought he heard one of the hens cackle and went out to see if she had laid an egg. The (Juiet Matt lit the Corner. From Draki-'s Tinvelfr'n Mairarjiu' All bauds had been telling stories of what they had done and xvould do in the event of a smash-up on the road xvith the exception of one little man, xvho had listened attentively to the narratives, and taken them all'in with out a xx*ord. "Ever lieen in an accident asked the patriarch of the party, noticing the little man's silence. "Ko," replied the little man quietly. "Then you have no idea of xvhatvou would do in the fracas?" continuedthe patriarch. "No. i don't," renlied the little man sadlv. "With ail you big heroes blocking up the doors and windows in your hurry to get out, I don't know exactly what show a man of my sice xx'ould hax-e." And then there was a deep silence, so deep vou might have heard a pin drop, and the little man xx-as troubled no more about the poaaibilily vi acci dents. Both Showed (ood Nerve. Krmi the Augutta Nov*. Miss Hudson came to toxvn with her brother and after getting ready to re turn home, and xvhen in the act of starting, after Miss Hudson had taken her seat iu the buggy, the bit tame out of the horse's mouth, and before her brother could replace it the ani mal started off in a xvild gallop. The ladx* kept her seat alone iu the buggy, xvitli no control xvhatever over the fly ing animal. Mr. Tabb, xvho happened to be near and on horseback, put out after the buggy, and having a fleet horse himself, succeeded in overtak ing the lady, and began trying to head off her: horse. Failing in this, he kept pace xvith her. and as the fly ing couple xvent over the rmd he en- her s«iat, and for the xvorld not at tempt to jump out. The horse, for tunately, kept in the road, and after running in this manner for three miles it began kicking, and after an other mile aud a half the animal, xvorn out, stopped still, and Miss Hud son xvas taken from the buggy, en tirely unhurt, by her gallant rescuer. A tracer Epitaph. The folloxving epitaph is'trauscribed from simple shaft in a Kentucky bury ing ground: "To my beloved consorts Sarah A., Sarli Y., Sarah Ann. As xvix'os dex*oted, as mothers affection ate, as friends ever kind and true, I have loved them on earth, 1 xvill meet them in heaven.'' The bereaved man's fourth spouse did not bear the charmed name: so the spell xvas broken, and she survived him to commemorate her grief in a stately monument, and a memorial xvindoxv in the village church, bearing the ineription. "Oh, tell me no more of this world's x-ain store: the time for such trifles xvith me noxv is o'er.'' The lit ness of the lines is appreciated xvhen you learn that the old man was noted for his miser lv character. The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, who are traveling in Germany, con template visiting the shrine of Cara vaggio on behalf of their blind son. the Earl of Arundel, whose ailments have unfortunately not been allevia ted by the pilgrimage, which parents recently undertook to Lour ues.