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BY "WILLIAM r.IM0XD50J. Hf® milktnnn obtains from the udder uistent A fluid nutritious and white. And on hour lias not passed ere that liquid is blent Witb another tbat'R colourless quite. Th© grocer commingles his sugar vriih sand, And his tea vritli a valueless leaf And the creature which erst at a manger did stand Is transformed by the butchev to beef. Yet the milkman, the Kroner, the butcher rely On securing a mansion iu Heaven \hen thev diel The parson declares bo is leading the vray To a brighter and bnpjuer land. Bnt tho journey ho takes the following day Only leads to tho Kpsom Grand Stand. Tho constable hits, in the dead of the night, On a drunken one somnolent lain, And he speedily lightens tho bacchanal wight Of his monev, his watch and his chain. Yet the parson and Peeler expect, when they die. To be borne straight away to the mansions on high I The salesman who placidly'sneaks'from the tills Of his master some shillings each day The empiric, whose pills—though they'll cur© all your ills— Aro compounded of water and clay: The maleficent knave who amasses much gold By apsoudo-philanthrojnst wheeze And the drunkard whose children aro hungry and cold, And tho wife-beating wretch even these, With indignant reproaches would give us the lie, Should we hint that they won't go to Heaven when they diel Certain people suggest that the census next year Shall religious statistics contain Bnt amore entertaining report would appear If the census officials would gain A reliable knowledge of how many folk In these Christian islands there be. Who in tortuous ways of unrighteousness walk And from virtuous instincts are free. Yet who feel jolly auro that, whenever they dio. They'll be borne" straight away to the regions on high 1 —Pick-Me-Up. THE COQUETTE'S LESSON BY KAY RICHMOND. HE dainty bou doir, with its rich hangings and rich carvings, its love ly pictures and a in knick naeks, held noth ing so lovely or dainty, as saucy Irene Damon, who, before the on cheval glass, was watching, it glorious blue eyes, the deft fingers of the maid who was massing into an elegant regal crown, the wavy golden hair. When, at last, it was finished and a pale pink rose lay against the glowing brightness, Irene said: "And now my dress, Finette." A figure of loveliness was she, in her rich pale pink draperies, her shoulders and arms white as alabaster, her cheek palely pink, her eyes heavenly blue, and her hair shimmering gold. Ah yes, Irene Damon was gloriously ex quisite, and she knew it, yes if deed, and no one knew it better. For full half a minute she sat admiring all her loveliness in the mirror, and as her maid threw the warm white wrap around her, she made a saucy move at herself in the glass, and bowed grace fully to the reflected figure, as she turned away. She minded the maid about as much as sho would mind a 11 v. r, ff I Cfrl ,sf'' .4 Ca&iSSfea &\i //t'/fo-'A /-ft mil T-^' A oAT ADMIRING lis THE XlllUlOi:. Her chaperon was unusually silent AS they drove away to the ball," and she had plenty of time to think, an occu pation this little coquette did not rel ish, and her thoughts ran about like this: "It was just a year ago to-night that "Will Brandon made such a fool of him self, and vowed I had fooled him. I can remember how indignantly I de nied the charge. Just as though, be cause he chose to fall in love with me, and allowed himself to believe I loved him, he should say I fooled him, when at last, Eeeing he was in earnest, I in formed hiin that I didn't love him. Dear me, he was so much in earnest that he shot himself that night. But pshaw! what is the use of thinking of such disagreeable things? I wonder if Harry Loomis will be at the ball to night?" a tender light coming into her •eyes, betraying, at la«t, a love manv men had sought to gain. "If he is," her thoughts running on, ""I hope he will renew the conversation which was interrupted at the soiree last week. Of cour.se he loves me, no one could resist when I set myself to making them, and he is rich and alone, a most desirable parti, and—I—love— him," very—very softly, deep down in her heart. A few yours Inter, in a cosy corner of the vast conservatory sat Harry Loomis, holding against his shoulder a wonder ful blond head, none other than Irene's. A dangerous light burned iu hia dark eyes, bnt his voice was as sweet and musical as ever, as lie suid: "Tell me again my darling, that you love ir,e—love me better than you do your life." "Love you, Harry Yes, I love you better than liie," Irene responded •earnestly. Yet without raising her drooping eyelid*. With a passiona'e pressure of his strong arm. Harry i-aid: "It seems almost too good to be true, sweetheart. You, whom many have sought in vain, my own love. Dearest," with a wild thrill in his voice, "say you are not fooling me. Look up, and let me read your eye«, my own." And as Irene raised her wondrous eyes, in whose limpid depths great love shone, he bent as though to kiss the tempting lips so near bis own. A look terrible to see crossed bis face, and springing to his feet he pushed away from his side, the startled girl, and said harshly and hoarsely: "No! not for untold wealth would I touch those false lips of yours. At the side of my murdered friend, I made a VOAV I would make you, bis murderer, suffer as be, a most noble of noble, men suffered, and I have done it. I never loved you. I have hated you since the timo Will Brandon's life left his tortured body. He is avenged. Now go!" slSSltl' 1 WAR. JIE IS AYJ'XGKD. NOW GO! The girl, her face blanched and pinched, her eyes dilating turned with out a word, from hor just accuser, and moved away, her head bowed with grief, and her heart broken. Two years had passed away, and once again, in a dimly lighted drawing room, we see these two together. At Irene's feet, Harry kneels be seechingly, and is saying: "Irene, I always loved you, and the last two years, while abroad, word of the different and good life you were leading came to me, and only deepened my love for you. Say my darling, that the lesson was a good one, and that it changed a naughty, heartless coquette into a noble woman, and say again, my dear one, that you love me." Now was the time for Irene's re venge. Bending over tthim tenderly, lovingly, confidingly, she murmured: "I love you, Harry, Hove you." And she meant it. luvetttivft Capacity Which Beats the Rec ord. "It was the spring of '88, I think," said Capt. Booster, "that 1 joined a few of the boys cn a hunting trip to the Suisun marshes. During the trip we stumbled on a hermit-like Frenchman who just laid over everything I ever knew or heard of for inventive capacity. Would you believe it, he actually whiled away the lonely hours by play ing to himself on a frog piano "The thing was a marvel of ingenuity, and if 1 had not heard him strumming the 'Marseillaise' on it I would not have believed such a thing possible. You see, having any number of frogs to choose from he selects with great care those with the clearest and most fault lens tones. Having picked out eight I whose several croaks ranged from deep I bass to treble he placed the ungainly creatures iu the form of an octave on a sounding boird cut from the side of an oil can. A small section of cracker box, whittled smooth and worked by screws from the top, held the squirm ing brutes in position, and the levers of the keyboards were furnished With pin points which, when a desired note was struck, "gaffed the corresponding frog in a teuder spot and caused liim to emit a musical croak. "Well, sir, it tickled us to death to hear him run the scales, but when he manipulated the keyboards,and tho frogs commenced to croak out 'Annie Eoonev' we At this juncture a drummer who had been growing purple in the face with suppressed laughter fairly roared and the rest of the crowd joined in, with the exception of a musical enthusiast who arose with a dazed look, and after passing his hand over his brow clasped his violin convulsively to his breast and sought refuge in another part of the train. livery 3Ian a llricic, Plutarch, in his life of Argesilaus, King of Sparta, gives us the origin of this quaint and familiar saying. On a certain occasion an ambassador from Epirus on a diplomatic mission, was shown by tho King over his capital. The ambassador knew of the monarchy fame knew that though only nominally King of Sparta, he was yet ruler o7 Greece, and he had looked to see mas sive walls rearing aloft their embattle^ towers for the defense of the town, bu(i he found nothing of the kind. He mar velled much at this, and spoke of it to the King. "Sir," he said, "I have visited most of the principal towers, and I find no walls reared for defense. Why is this?" "Indeed, Sir Ambassador," re plied Argesilaus, "thou canst not have looked carefully. Come with me to. morrow morning and I will show you the walls of Sparta." Accordingly on the following morning the King led his guest out upon the plains where his army was drawn up in full battle array, and pointed proudly to the serried host, he said: "There thou beholdest the walls of Sparta—ten thousand men strong, and every man a brick?" itruddei* Kipsaw'g Orison. The African tendency to employ big and rolling words on all occasions of pomp and circumstance, says' the Phila delphia North American, was illus. trated at the canipmeeting which of late was waged by the colored population in the grove near woodland avenue an4 Eighteenth street. It was tho third evening, and the old darky who seemed to have the bridge at the time arose and said: "De meetin' bein' open, Brudder Kip saw, who is in our midst fum Mobile, will open de 'casion with a pra'r." A very large, black, and serious darky arose, and clearing his throat, began: "Oh, all-sufficient, self-sufficient, in sufficient Lord "Amen!" exclaimed the bowed de votees about him. THE WAYS OF GAMBLERS. Sporting Men Not Usually llr^klrss as Common Belief Represeaits Thorn. "I do not know just what to make of people," said one of the best-known and jolliest men-about-town the other eveniug, as he looked over his cham pagne glass at a companion who lives an aesthetic life, and only ran across him occasionally. I am in the sporty swim here, as you know, my boy, and run up against the highest rollers of the town all the time. Now, how do find them? Stingy! That's the word. By stingy I mean that they get money and hold on to it. I don't keep tally on myself very often, but I selected one week and itemized events. I spent be tween $100 and $200 that week iu the mere entertainment of my acquaint ances. I paid for more dinners, more wine, more theaters, thau any live men I met. Now, as a steady and careful observer, I will tell you that the man that spends money freely iu any walk of life is an exception, and I think sr.cli exceptions occur more fre quently among the impecunious than the affluent. I hate to acknowledge that there are men I know and Jike who are veritable misers. "I tlirow over a good friend not long ago merely because he was sting}'. He was a man of many talents, and I had long known and liked him. After an acquaintance of something like three years, during which time I had, in a casual way. expended a number of hundred dollars on him and his stom ach, it suddenly occurred to me that he was too mean to pay a car fare for me when the occasion offered. Ono day I met him in a cafe, and I remarked that I had left my money at home and needed a champagne cocktail very badly. After a considerable struggle with himself he offered to lend me C-5 for a few hours. I quietly accepted the loan, ordered two champagne cocktails, he drank his, and that is the last time I ever spoke to the man. I sent his $5 to him by messenger that afternoon, and assured him that he had saved my life by coming heroically to my rescue when I was in need. That chap is an example of the stingy man-about-town who takes all he can get and gives nothiug in return." As the sporting man ceased speaking a handsomely-dressed individual came up and entered into conversation with him. The newcomer was gay, breezy and winsome. He slapped the sporting man on the back, asked him what he had been drinking, lingering about for quite a while, and was preparing to go away when the sporting man asked him if he would not sit down and allow him to open a fresh bottle of wiue. The fellow shrugged his shoulders, objected chaffiingly to the delightful method iu which he was being tempted, and sunk into a chair as the sporting man ordered the wine. When the champagne was consumed he rose, said effusive adieus, and hurried away. "There you are," said the sporting man. "That fellow can buy and sell me, but he won't spend $5 a day. He's getting rich, they say. How At the expense of a few of his friends. We are the fools, en, and he is the wise man?"—New York Sun. Putting Away Summer Clothing. The same boxes or trunks that held the winter clothing will answer as re ceptacles for the summer clothing, if all the tar, camphor and tar paper are carefully taken out. Tho old fashioned method of putting away wash dresses rough dried has been given up. Wash gowns are found to wear just as long if put away startched and ironed, and, be sides, one has pleasure in knowing these dresses are ready to put on the first warm day. The white embroidered dresses should be washed through two clear waters and then through pale in digo water. Mark the word indigo, for if you use Prussian blue the dress will be yellow before spring. Then they should go through a very thin gum arabic water, this also slightly blued. Dry them in the hot sun, sprinkle, fold smoothly and roll tightly over night. Next morning have ironed on the wrong side over a sieve of flannel. In this way all the figures will be pressed out in a bold relief and the gown look just as well as new. W7hen perfectly dry fold smoothly and put away in the trunk. Each gown may be wrapped seperately in a piece of tissue paper, then in a piece of heavy manilla paper mark plainly, so that the bundles need not be untied to find '.ho dresses. Light chintzes should be washed and ironed in precisely the same way. The figures or stripes are improved if the chintzes are ironed the 6ame way on the wrong side over flannel. Dark-colored chintzes or sateens should be washed carefully through warm, light suds by this I meaui suds containing very little soap. They must then be rinsed through clear waters and startched in mourning starch, then carefully ironed on the wremg side. You can darken the ordinary starch by adding coffee. These can also be starched in gum arabic water colored with coffe and will then have the ap pearance of a perfect new gown. Relation of Clothing to lioiilly Seat. The thinnest veil is a vestment in the sense that it moderates the loss of heat which radiation causes the naked body to experience. In the same way a cloudy sky protects the earth against too great cooling iu spring nights. Ijj covering ourselves with multiple en velopes of which we augment the pro tecting thickness according to the ?.-igor of tho seasons, we retard the radiation from the body by causing it to pass through a series of stages, or by pro viding relays. The linen, tho ordinary dress, and the cloak constitute for us so many artificial epidermises. (fhe heat that leaves the skin goes to warm these superposed envelopes it passes through them the more slowly in proportion as they are poorer conductors caching the buriaee, it escapes, but without making us feel the chills which dit ect contact with the atmosphere occasions, for our clothing catches the, cold for us. The hairs aud the feathers of animals perform the same functions as toward their skin, serving to remjove the seat of calorific exchange away fVom the body The protection we owe to, our clothes is made more effectual bv their always being wadded with a strUtum 0f warm ail-. Each one of us tiling has his own atmosphere, which gees with him every where, and is renewed without being cooled. The animal also finds under its fur an additional protection in the bed of air that- fills the spaces between tho hairs audit is on account of theairtlie\ inclose that porous substances, furs, and feathers keep warm. Experiments to determine the degree of facility with which different sub stances used for clothing allow heat to escape were made by Count Eumford, Senebier, Boeckmann, James Starck, aud M. Coulier. The results were not in all cases consistent with each other, but iudicate that the property is de pendent on the texture of the substance rather than on the kind of material, or —as concerns non-luminous heat—its color.—Fopular Science Monthly. A I'iuo Chicicon. "What are yoti doing there?" ex claimed a grocer, angrily turning upon an old negro who had just slipped a dressed chicken under his coat. "Jes' but'nin' up my coat sail. Feels er slight change in de weder, Hump,'' he said when he found that he could not button his coat, "I's gittin' so fat dat I's outgrowin' all my cloze. Wall, I mils' be goin'. "Say, before you go, take that chicken out from under your coat and perhaps you can button it. ''Whut chicken?" "The one you'vo got under your coat." "I declar', boss, yor's demos' 'spicions pusson I eber seed in my life. Puts me in mind o' er gen'lemau I knowed onct—" "Never mind about gentleman you have known. Take that chicken from under your coat or I'll caLl a police man." "Whut, jes fur cr little bit uv er chicken like dis?" he asked, removing the chicken and throwing it into a tub. '"W'y, boss, I'd hate mightly ter be ez close ez yerse'f is. Dat chickeu ain' much bigger'n er snowbird, nohow." "Now get out of here." "Whut fur?" "Because you area thief." "Yer ought to be 'shamed o' yerse't ter talk dat way ter ez ole er pusson ez I is. I wouldn' 'cuze er pusson o' stealin' tell I hed dun prnbed it ou 'ira. Boss, ez yer ain' willin' ter trus' me, please, sah, step back dar by de stove an' git my hat fur me." W7heu the grocer had turned his back, the old rascal took up a large chicken and hid it under his coat. "Thankee, sah," he said when the grocer had given him his hat. "Mighty sorry dat yer 'spicioned me. Say, boss, de truf is, I's one o' dese klipter maniacs." "Yes, yon are one of these klipter thieves." "Wall, I won't argy wid yer. Good night. I tell you whut it is," he said to himself when he had passed out, "er pusson got ter pay fur callin' me names. I puts er fine on 'em right dar. Huh, whut a monst'ous fine chickeu dis is."— Arkansaio Traveler. Points Jor Dog £onors. Some people have very little regard for the fitness of things when selecting dogs for presentation purposes. The giver, by his lack of appreciation oi coherency, frequently brings together a dog and a man whose tastes, suscepti bilities, aspirations and literary ability are markedly dissimilar. Such a com panionship can not fail to be unpleasant to both. There is no need for such un fortunate occurrences. Let dog donat ers ponder the following directions, and unpleasant complications wiil be avoided: For a stock broker, speculator, or in vestor in contingencies of any kind, get a pointer. The same kind of dog also goes well with a punctuator. For a compositor, get a setter. For military men, dogs of war. For the man who,has lost his fortnne, a retriever. For a balloonist, a Skye terrier. For a pedestrain, a lap dog. For a detective, a spotter. For a cattle raiser, a bull dog. For a millionaire, a deer hound. For a negro, a coon dog. For a jeweler, a watch deg. For a sailor, a water spaniel. For a tobacco-chewer, a spitz. For an explorer, a Newfoundland. For a singer, a yeller dog. For a prize-fighter, a pug. For a messenger boy, a terrier. For a dude, a collie. For an angry mother, a ma's tiff.— Brake's Magazine. Sho Admired Her IJoauty. A young girl, beautiful in form, fea ture, and dress, sat in a car. Direotlv opposite, sat a poor girl of p.'bout the same age, shabilv clothed, v.itli a sham bling body, slightly deformed as to the shoulders, and an exceedingly plain face, which bore the lines of suffering and want. Her eyes were fixed on the face and figure opposite her with a de vouring, pathetic look that showed how keenly alive she was to the exceeding beauty of a beautiful body. The object of the gaze began to grow uneasy under its intensity and fixity, and finally, look ing the girl coldly in the face, she loaned partly across the car and said: Well, Miss Impertinence, if you li&ve looked at me long enough will you be kind enough to look some where else? I am tired of it," The poor girl grew first red and then white. A look of keeu pain came into he* eyes, and then tears, as she turned away and said softly: "I was only thinking how beautiful you are." Living Up to Side Whiskers. It is a fact that side whiskered men are seldom seen in voung and busv com munities. Th^ere is a good reason for it. Side whiskers aro expensive. They make a man look dignified and lead hiui to cultivate slow ways and a careful style of costume. In order to keep up first-class side whiskers a man must have leisure and money. If he gets up early and rashes around town in a bob tailed coat, he will look out of place, and people will stare at him with pained curiosity. Atlanta as yet has .very few side whiskered men. They will come in time. When we have more wealth and leisure there will be a lot of solid old fellows here sunning their mutton chops on the promenade. But we must wait a wile. E W E E Scattering Notes or Interust to tl.e Cycler*. HEBE are four eveiing clubs a or it a combined member ship of 350. OVER three hun dred wheelmen in dulged in a lantern parade at Toledo, Ohio, November 8. THE Milwaukee wheelmen have en tered a local indoor base-ball league. A. C. GIIAHAM, of in a is a lowered the State twenty-five-mile road record to one hour thirty-six minutes and thirteen seconds. BOB GARDEN*, of Chicago, is accom panying Col. Pope from that city to the Pacific coast. THE Arlington Club, of Washington, P. C., is thinking of building a bicycle track on the outskirts of tho city. Jx an Irish parish tricycles have been purchased for the dust superintendents, on which to go their roands. GEORGE HART has applied to Ihe racing board for reinstatement as an amateur. THE Penusvlvania Railroad Company will in the future check bicycles accom panied by their owners if the lattci have no other baggage. CONNECTICUT has passed Illinois in tlic brush for precedence in League mem bership. The Nutmeg State now leads by six members, with a total of 1,335. THE most curious case is in the En glish courts. A man has brought suit against a cyclist on the ground that the wheelman frightened him and developed a case of heart diseasfe. WINDLE and several other good American riders may go to England to compete in the 1801 N. C. U. champion ships. E. J. KEELER, a well-known bicyclist, rode over a trestle over a mile and half in length at Birmingham, Conn., on a safety bicycle, the wheels of the ma chine running on the ties of the trestle and the ties being nearly a foot apart. It was a dangerous feat and caused much comment. THE Chicago cycling clubs number nineteen all told, and their combined membership is fully 1,800. Thirteen of these clubs are well housed, two of them admit ladies as auxiliary mem bers, and all have days set apart on which the ladies are allowed all the privileges of the clubhouse. THE Bhode Island wheelmen have appointed a committee to arrange for a billiard and pool tournament. THE Treasury Department has de cided that bycicles can not be regarded as personal effects, and in cases where they are regarded as household effects *hey are entitled to free entry only when it is shown that they have been in use abroad for not less than one year. WHEN Mr. Gladstone recently spoke at Dalkeith the Edinburgh evening pa pers made great effort to "beat" each other. The News, by using a corps of cyclists_to rush the stenographic notes from .Dalkeith to its printing office, eight miles from where the speech was delivered, published the earliest and most complete reports. The notes were dispatched every few miuutes. The copy was rushed over the eight miles iu thirty-three minutes. MEN, women and children ride bi cycles in Washington, and even the letter carriers are being mounted on tiiem, writes a correspondent. Nearly all of the collections and suburban de liveries are now made by mounted car riers and, owing to the smooth asphalt streets, much valuable time is saved by their u?e. It is probable that at no distant day the messengers of the vari ous Government departments who now fly about the city on horseback will be mounted, like the letter carriers, on bicycles. Secretary Proctor has taken tit initiative in the new movement, and the well-known War Department mes senger, who has been for many years dashing about the city on a coal-black charger, now ride3 on one of the silent steeds that neither sleeps nor eats. The Cabinet officers themselves will probably stick to the old-fashioned style, as they think that coupes are good enough "for them. Meaning of Anion. "Ernest, what does amen mean said Philip to his older brother, who had reached the wise age of six. "It means mustn't touch it," was the unhesitating reply. "Ernest!" exclaimed the boy's mother, who had overheard the ques tion and answer, "why do you tell vour little brother that "You told me so, mamma," answered Ernest. "Why, no think what you are say ing- I could not have told you that," urged the astonished mother. "But you did, mamma. I asked you and you said: 'Amen means mustn't touch it,'" returned the little boy very positively. His mother was greatly puzzled un til she remembered that she had said: "Amen means so let it be." Little Ernest, in his raids on the work basket, the books and the bric-a brac, had learned past doubt that "let it be" meant mustn't touch it. How to Tell Diphtheria. "I was called out of bed past mid night to go four miles in the country and attend what the messenger stated was a bad case of diphtheria." "And you went?" "Had to. When I arrived I found a 10-year-old girl crying with a sore throat. I looked into it, asked the girl a few questions and found that she had done a big washing that day. Had a little cold—nothing else." "How can you tell the difference?" "I'll give you a rule by which you can always determine," was the response "If the throat is red and smaller no fear of diphtheria but if it looks as though some one had thrown a handful of ashes into the throat—a dull grav color—look out. It's diphtheria's aau ger signal."—Exchanye. THE FIELD OF LABO What Is Transpiring Ainon- T. Toll. EMTEROH WILLIAM'S COACL ceives $900 annual wages and rent. THE attempt of a company all the milk arriving at Lynn° failed. MAINE lumbermen were lv work in the Santee River sv Carolina. BALTIMORE soft stone cuttea to carpenters placing stone dor, buildings. ST. PAUL plumbers want a 1. vent incompetent men from en"' the business. INDIANAPOLIS street car because thov are not allowed side the cars while off duty. IT is estimated that four-fif engines now working in the A been built within the last twj years. THE railroad at Alpine Tun Union Pacific is 11,590 feet a sea, being the highest road States. FRENCH parents possessing S more children have certain exe from taxation in France there 000 families so exempted. THE San Francisco mould men to Honolulu and Oma strikers won the suit brought them for $25,000 by a non-u whom they refused to work wi* THE wire rope Nised in the Glasgow, Scotland, is the 1 longest wire cable in the v? 2,400 fathoms in length, or miles and 108 yards. It tons. To PUT a stop to Britishers here for the building season ea the Newark Stonecutter's Unio its ranks against new me rube veur. A few, not being work, sued the union for admis' lost. THE New York Farmers' granted a member permission to a boss. An employer applied statement as a journeyman, quent member was readmittedn payment of a penalty of S25, ber was fined $2 for lying. IN Berlin the suffering am multitude of unemployed is re be most acute, and the dire isting among the poorer clas sponsible for some of the drea~ edies which have lately hor world. The almost unexampld of the imperial capital attract number of people from all Germany, anxious to share in perity which for a time gave to all kinds of trades. Th proved not to be work enoug and many were thrown upon and public charity for support. THE purpose of a labor org is to better the condition of whether in the organization or This bettered condition relates things: Increased wages, shor better treatment by bosses, pendence, intellectual culture, velopmeut of mind forces, mors edge, and therefore more power fluence, better dwellings, bet! and clothing, and so on, in eve advancement in all that pertain welfare of men, women and in a word, to mako the world home what it should be in Ame ENGLISH mining statistics, in the report of the inspectors for 1889, show 489,179 people underground 117,970 above and about the mines outpv.t 170,910,72-1 tons, as compar 169,935,210 tons in 1888. Tho of iron ore in 1889 was 8,270,-"' against 8,635,032 tons in average of 10,906,233 tons for It years of 1873-87. During IS"' elusive the output was about li tons per annum. The accide'J eludes 848 accidents and 1,048 killed in 1889. The ratio of cidents to persons employed for every Olio persons, agaissi every 652 persons employed one to 634 ia 1887, aud one 1886. Wasn't Ashamed to Toil Him "Wanted Thorn For. A La Salle street dealer in goods was surprised tho other comely girl of apparently eight mers and a few spring, who c" the store and inquired: "Have you any base ball mas "Yes, 'm," was the laconic re "Let me see them, please." A couple of wire masks we out of their supposed yearly re and the caller said: "It doesn't hurt to wear one,o "Oh, no." "And if the wire is hit real won't hurt V" "Why, no not at all. Tliat-' is U3ed for, you know." "Will it fit—anybody?" "It is somewhat adjustable, 1 are different sizes, of course." "What will you take for two« I suppose the base ball seas'® now, and the prices ought to be lower," she added patronizingly "But why do you want tw queried the surprised dealer. There was a toss of a pretty i1 then its owner said: "Vi ashamed to tell what I want I think they would make go01 to wear to the skating rink-"' Mail. Hand l'liotograph*' In England the face-phot"S byms aie being discarded f°r.' album. There is hardly a 1^' who has not had her hand and there are enthusiasts who ing over symmetrical hand'11 ing fingers, and others who g' to assert that there is as acter discernable in the hatw face. "Musical hands," "uD joints,""sensitive fingers," "®P finger-nails," "Vandyke and "thieves' thumbs" are tetf constantly in conversation, one of those singular "crazes_ lajt probably through anotue ancl be laughed at tho follow'1"