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(). 0. '. " ' ''""'l'"' o.litiai'5 Witt
t'oultl Wo Bnt Know.
Could wo hut know
Th land tlmt ends our ditik, iinici'i.in tu.vel,
Whnie ho thou happier liilli mid i.e-ad .s
Ah! if hi-yoid tho spirit") intm nt wvil
Aticjit of tlml count. could wohuiyIv know
Who ivniild not io?
Mijjit wo but lnHr
Tho hoveling uiigrin' liijjli ilimcinrd iliorm,
Or catch, betimes, wilh whkctul i v S mid
One ladiiint vista of llio realm In fore in.
With one Ktit inotnrnt given ti .-i:c un lln u ,
All! who would four?
Were we (juiti' sum
To hnil I lie nurlc.4 fii.-nJ who left in lom-ly
Or there, by soino ci-lcstiiil st renin lis p if.
To piz'j in cyca tlmt lii'io were lovc-lt only---"J'Uis
wenry morliil coil, were wo i.ii'e fun-,
Who would endup ?
KilmnnJ C. Slol"nn.
AT UNCLE PAUL'S.
"There," said Juliet Carl. u.d, impa
tiently, "J can't wear these Kid glov cs
again by any jiossibility. I'liey'e
been once to the cleaner's, ami I'm1
ilono them myself twice with brea l
cruiubs:" hesat in the deep window-seal, her
1 1 ij;ht hair streaked with I'icniiii'i .--mi"
shine, her blue eyes sparkling wilh
eatioii, while a pair of cry mucli
deiiiorali.'i'd kid ;loes, of Hie palest
primrose tint, lay in her lap.
And Porn, her younger sisler, look
ed Ii. tlt'ssly up from the pile .d mu-ic
i-hu was I uruinj; over a:i "th -r of tin1
bright blonde blossoms of humanity.
"Why don't ymi got oiirse!l' a new
pair'r" sai l she. " '1 dear! 'flu n
i:!n't a sonu' here that is n d a hun lr,' I
years old. '.luaniia,' 'Her bright
smile, ''.leant il'ul daises,' and all that
sort of thiii!. Ibi-ie m ist ,-( some
thin"; that isn't coeval with t'ie aik.
Mow is a "irl to
"Why don't I not msclf another
pair?" sharply cro-s-ipiestioned ,1 idiot.
cause I haven't any money that
is the reason:"
"It's so dreadful tube poor!" siheil
plump, pretty Mora, contemplating
her pink iim.rei-lips: and at the same
moment Mis. Temlet.'n. the married
blon le of the family, came i.i wnii a
V'l'n Ion', ii p. .u her f:::-e.
Moiv 1 iils" sai I sic. -ii:i. ei-U
what w :!l 1'ia iks.ry V sii-l'.cii ha i ,e !
ually had t!ie hirliiio.l to charge
.icventy-ii.e dollar I n t'.iat little
lunch we gave to Mr;. At wood -and
hi r son. And M i la n" rlierimut':i
i',c oimt is eighty-nine, and I'm po,i-tii-ly
afraid to open the i .l's bill."
Then it's no iim asking for more
ki l glou-.s at present," sai I .luliet, dis-i-onsolati
'.No music," able l Mii.a, with a
f-hnig of her sho'ilder-i.
Mrs. Tcni b ton burst into tears.
"I dei hire," said siie, "I'm di-eo-ir-aged.
And veil girls are always teas
ing for soim th;:!;.; or other, and Frank
i so cross wliciievt r we ecee I tht.
r. gular allow ance!"
"( lying w ill do n good." said Mora
who was evidently i he philos ipicr of
Hi" family, "liutwhal ii that letter
in your lap, llo-de?"
"Oh, tlmt!" sai'l Mrs. Temple' on, "is
from I'nele l'aul. I declare, Mefani'
fill upset me so that I forgot all about
il. Mc wants one of you girls to I'onie
up to the Maine ('amp and keep house
for him. It's somewhere m thi line
of the Kangcley Lakes, I believe
Owls and whip-poor-wills thrown in
Come, girl-, w hich of you will volun
teer?" .luliet gave ii little shriek of dismay
Mora elevated lmr pink, cushiony
hands. Hut a third sister wlm had
been .silently lucnding the iloimces of a
pink silk skirt, in an obscure corner
"Is I'm le l'aul really in earnest?"'
'aid she. "Then I'll go."
"(iladys!" it1 iill three of the
ethers, in different accents of amaze,
mi nt, reproach ami incredulity.
;iads (Jarland rose up, tiling aside
the -oft billows of pink silk that cum
in red her lap, and came out into the
lint. Of idl the sisters, she was per
haps the loveliest and the most deter- !
"Why not?" said she. "Mo you :
think 1 am artk ularly in love with
this sort of life? I declare, there have'
been times within the last month when I
I've felt inclined to go for a servant- 1
ma'.d, or look up a situation as factory
hand. Just consider, girls- the dress
1 wear isn't paid for; the milliner is
always sending her girl around with
bills. I can't go on this street imr on
that, for fear of meeting some one who
will ask mo for tho money that I :
honestly owe them. Kosie, like a '
darling that she is, keeps giving '
parties and lunches and morning 1
musicales, to try and get us wel' :
married. Frank, poor fellow, is work- j
jnjr lieyond his strength, to give his J
wife's sisters a fair chance; but it isn't
a bit of use. See hew we all hang '
I' tv. Now I don't know about Julie !
Hnd iHira, Hit I, for one, am tired uf
' being put up in the world's window
'Fur sale!' Yes, I'll go to I nelo Paul.''
lint," gasped Mrs. Tciiipletom
"what will society say?"
"Wli.it it pleases," (iladys answered.
'.M'ciely ilnn'l settle my In ii it-liitl, n r
provide mi; with pi n-kct iinmoy."
"(iladys," said Juliet, rcmonstrat ing
ly. "1 think you nro cray!"
"lieeamn I am n:n : put i n ;jt my
self ft slavery? lint you know,
Julio, I cannot see w hero all thi. is to
"What will Mr. Mandeville s ay . '
ilemurely questioned Mora, with a sly.
sidelong glance ni her si-Li.
"He will sav." Clahs itoiitly
answer., , "t,al there is o'U- loltune-
liimter the less iii the ranks."
arsi'h ?" said .l.di. i, not without
"1 il car ." : ai I (llalys. "It is
'the simple (ruth. Mr. Mm hulle i-i
very handsome and agreeable, but I
. don't think he w ill mi-.-; me alter the
i l':r.-1 c' eiiin or two. Oh, there are
too many 1'eiis in (his I'aradi.-c! And
i poor, good, patieni Frank, he will
ha e one . s lo provide for. "Yes.
; I'll gi with I m le l'aul."
i "You may :ls well commit mi' ide at
once," sai I Juliet,
"You'll never marry in that wilder,
ne .s." said Mrs. Ti nipleton.
"There are ni'ictccu old maids in
this block," .-aid (iladys. "We loiint
cd them u'-tcrlay, Mora and I. Mo
ou suppose thi-re are nineteen old
maids on Lake Molechuukamunk ':"
"Xons.'iise!" siid Mrs. 'lemphton.
"Ami b --hies." added Cla iys, the
laiiirlder lali'i',' In mi her eyes, "is it
really the end and aim of all female
humanity to get married? Why
shouldn't I he a:i old maid a ; w e'l as
another' Mo you think I shuildn't
survive il . ait ami see!"
(.la lys Carl i:id had definitely mad'
up her mind on the subject. Within
three days s':e had purchased a pair of
thi- k bonis, a blue llanm 1 suit, and a
poke bonnet of rough straw, trimmed
wifli blue ribbons, and goim out. to
I 'tc le l'aul was glad to -ce her. Tie
didn't live in a wigwam, as she ha I
illmo t t I'l. In ii, rif t'l b heve. bat
i'wnel a prc'.iy b;l!" lodge in this a-t
v I hi'iic.-s, slia ic'l willi li'ii--t tre.s.
and eiuh 'W i red with blue-cupped
He win civilized, and did n"t r.s-aJ-sin.
ite F.ii'di.-h '.auuiKir like thei ham-
pion hunler in the dime novels.
lic had provided a pretty little boudoir
for her. whose pink iuospiito-netting
set the black llics and gnats at defi
ance, and an exipiisile engraving of
tin: Madonna di inui sisto hung over
the broad mantle.
"Oh, I think I sha'l l o quite, unite -
happy here," said (Iladys, as .die sat in
a little boat where the drooping
boughs of the liacl bushes mad.! blots
of shadow on the glittering bike, and
read while I'nele l'aul lislcd.
"Mon't regret any of the New York
cavaliers, eh ?!' sai l I m le I'.iul. j
And (ila lys stoutly answered; !
Hut afterward .-he a ked herself, had :
she to'.,! the who!., tru'h?
"If Marrdl Mandeville cho,,.,es to!
marry Miss Morraiice. h t him," she j
thought. I shall nevvr pursue any
man. I.ct other girl- do as they think
That very afternoon, however, when '
she returned from it long ramble in j
th" woods, with her straw hat full of j
blackberries, she found the little lodge
"I am sorry to take you thus uncere- !
moniou-ly by storm," said a haud.-ome,
middle-aged gentleman, who looked to
be what he was, a Wall street broker
come out inlo the w ilderness for his1
has fallen over a i h
I'.ut my friend 1
and broken his
leg, and this was th m-arel point of
shelter wit liu it range of seven
miles. IVrhap- votir hnsbaud will ex
cuse us, if "
"Ibit it isn't my husband,
(iladys, composedly depositin
berries on the table. "It is my I'nele
l'aul. He is fishing, up the hike. Hut
if he were here, he would say. as I do
that you are very welcome. Where is
the poor man? 1 am not much of a sur- L
geon, but - "
She stopped abruply. There, lying
on the little chint-cov ered lounge, his
pallid face supported by cushions, lay
Mr. Marrell Mandeville.
"Miss (iarliind!" he exclaimed. "I
am so glad!"
"Mr. Mandeville," she uttered, in
the same breath, "I am so sorry!"
"Hceaii-e I have drifted hire, of all
places in the world!" he plea. led.
"Hccause you arc so badly hurt!"
faltered ila lys, with the tears coming
into her eyes.
"I knew you were somewhere in
this region," he said. "In fact, Mi:,s
(iladys, I was looking for you. Hut. I
didn't expect to lind you just now, and
thus, 1 thought "
And then he closed his eyes; a dead
y pallor erept across his faro.
"I think ho has fainted," said the
Wall street broker.
And just then I'nele Paul came in
I'mle I 'aid, who was a burn clilrur
geon, and who understood all th" lie, ilin-;
secrets of tho glen and forest a-el
Cla lys heaved a deep sigh el' relief. V
would all be right now.
A broken lei; i.i no joke, especial!' in
the back woods, where splints have to
ho manufactured out of the most in
congruous material. ;ild arnica lanitoj
be had shorl of twelve iilei.
Mr. M.ui'lcville made la, I a slo .v n
Valesi enee, yet hi' iliil not appe.lt' to re
gard the detention as unpleasant. 'I he
Wall street broker went back to bis
stocks and bonds.
"I think we could ca- ilv get you to
Andover," he had said, wistfully.
"And ;i parlor-car from there "
"Oh, bang oiir parlor-cars!" said
Mr. Mandeville, impede. u-'y. "I am
doing very well where I am now."
oh!" said the Wall street broker, a
sudden light of c.ni.p, clu nslou irradi
ating his dull brain, "i Mi, in that ea-e
1 may as well leave you to your Into;
It's tl 1,1 -tory of I l."n.s and the
si-ens over again."
Mrs. Tcnipleton came into the room
where Mora and .luliet were remodel
ing their white die-ses for a theatre
party to th" Casino, one September
day, with llu-hed cheeks and shilling
"(lirls," she cried, "what do you
think? (iladys is engaged!"
"To some buffalo hunter?" said
"No!" said Kosie. "To Mr. M;:nde.
ville. lie hiti been up there lor a
month -at Lake Mol. ch'ilikainimk."
Juliet dropped her work.
"Impossible!" she cried. "(iladys
engaged up in those w ildonii sscs,
while Mora and 1 are left to wither en
the stem down here in New York;
And to Marrell Mandeville, too -the
be.-t match nf the sea-ori!"
"Things do t urn out so strangely !'
said Mrs. Tcmph ton, reileetively.
And (iladys. th- prede-tined ..Id
maid of tlic la. oily, was tie- tir-t to he
married, al'b r all.
"CladVs always was lucky!" -aid her
two i-ters. .-','( i;) .V '.-'.'.
Some verv interesting and impoit.mt
espcriments with diamond.: ha,e re
cently been made at the Maris aeadc.
my of sciences. An experienced dia
mond merchant bought a line white
diamond for four thousand six hun
dred dollars. One morning he wa bed
it with soaji and water, when what
was his consternation to lind that it
had turned veilovv, which sent
value dow n to eight hundred dollars
The matter was brought to the atten
tion of the academy, am I experts s 1 1 ' -mitted
a report which showel tlml
diamond whitening is a fraud easy to
accomplish aial a; easy to ditcct. I'.v
plunging ii yellow diamond inlo an
anilum violet (lye it becomes white
while at the same time it loses neither
its transpan m y nor brilliancy. In
fact, on imiking the experiment, the
experts had in a lew minutes trans
formed several yellow stones into v hat
appeared magnificent white stones of
live-fold value. Take a yellow dia
mond, dip it even into no stronger iyo
than violet ink, wash it with water to
remove any ilis .duration, ami the
elici t is immediate. The dried dia
mond remains white. Hut. on the
other hand, the illusion is of short
duration. Hub the stone even lightly,
and the yellow tint is seen coming
back again, and a little further attri.
tion with the linger restores the pris-
'"e line completely. This discovery
may entail upon many persons an
awakening to the fact that the stones
they have are of far less value than
they supposed, and will necessitate
even greater care than that exercised in
purchasing. Moiiglas Jcrrohl once
raised the question whether any pos-
session really paid its possessor which
entails anxiety of mind, and diamonds
one way or another, entail so much
that there are many to whom the great
value set upon them becomes almost
On" day.vvhen our Hufiis Hatch was
waiting at the depot, on his recent ex
cursion, for a train, he heard his name
pronounced, and discovered that it was
applied to ii man who seemed a bit
under the inlluence of liquor. Walk
ing up to him. Hufiis asked;
"Is your mime II itch?"
so is mine. Perhaps wi1 are dis
tantly lehit d."
The man looked him aH over.nibbed
ti is eyes and looked again, and finally
"It's so blamed distant that I'll ih v-
er cwn it." Wad xtrt t Sir.
THE RURAL MASSMS IN CHINA.
Hopi-trM I'nvriiy l-:n.-ly Ularrlasrs -Joint
A family, ('. 1)., consisting of eight
persons, owns an acre and n half of
bind. The land was bought by the
grandfather of the present head ami
has never been subdivided since nor
added to. lie grows about sevuity
basic Is of rice and eventy-live of
wheat and some vegetables and cotton
besides, worth altoeeilier in money
about s'-pi. He has two nephews who
work outside and biiiig home some,
thing to help, and in that
way they get along, I ;i are very poor.
Me pas g ivert.mi lo i.tnd tax to the
extent of (jl.hii a year. He and alibis
neighbors wear native blue cloth, spun
and woven in tin family by the women
from cotton grow n by themselves. He
never wore foreign cotton. The ce.at
he had on (a well-worn affair) had
been made two years previously, and it
would last two years more. It served
him id. night as a coverlet as well as a
coal by day.
Another family owned lour acres
odd, only pn t of which wa: suitable
for rice culture. Their incline was
about eighty bushels of wheat and l "'1'
of rice, about a fourth of whi.h they
could usually s.-ll. They paid some,
thing over if ! a year as government
land tax. They also grew more cotton
than they could use, and sold every
year about worth. They were
better oil than some of their neighbors,
but never saved any money. I'li.-y had
lifteen mouths to feed.
The foregoing cases are given be.
cause they represent fairly '.be average
condition to be found ini iral China
The greater number of cultivators
probably belong to thedassof tenants.
Some say the proportion of tenants to
peasant proprietors is as sev a n to three ;
others put it as three to two; but,
whether tenant or proprietor, the nm
diti. a of the euitivalor is much the
same- tha' is, it rarely rises above
what is ju-t enough for the bare
necessaries of life. My own nh-'crvn-lions
have been mo-tly conlihed to this
ami the adjoining pioviiiees. and I ex
cluded th" cultivator-; f tea. silk ami
opium, who, growing a commodity
more .-aid more in n.iiid and easily
t ran. -poll a' 'lo, are m a far Li tier posi
tion than the ordin..ry peasant ; but
speaking for the greater parted' China,
1 lllic'.e J aill Hot over-stating the case
iii saying that for the working agrh til.
tural masses it is a da.ly hand to hand
i-t niggle w ith w ant. In a -tuves-ion
of go,. years they iiie very comfort
able, they have enough to cat and to
wear, and they have few other wants ;
but population is c or increasing up to
the food limit, mid win n a I ad year or
t wo comes they die oft by hundreds or
Two or three raii.-es may readily be
naiind iis hiivitig mai'dy conduced to
this state of things , au-i s which arc
generally tube found among As'a! ic
i i, . s. The rule prohibiting the
dovohiiioii of proptilv by will, and
making division eonii ul.-ory anion;: all
male children, tend- rapidly to reduce
all Is. hliligs to a ininiiiiiin: tlmt is, to
thi' very lowest quantity out of which
il i possible to make a living. Here,
as every w here ebe, i norgy and good
luck raise individuals to a position of
wealth, who may, if they choose, bp.
come large land owm is ; but in the
course of a few generations this univer
sal equaliser, aided by the apathy of
the ordinary Chinese when in comfort
able circumstances, will have reduced
things to the former dead level
Another equally potmt factor is the
habit of too early marriages. Parents
deem it a religious duty to provide
matches for their children as soon as
they are of marriageable years, and the
young people go to the altar in as much
the same way as they go to school in
Fuiope. It never occurs to them to
a.-k first whether there will be enough
to till the mouths that may come alter,
wards. The ev il is further aggravated
by the joint family system, which
takes the responsibility oil' one's
shoulders and puts it jointly on tha1
of half a doen others. When the man
knows that he will get an equal share
of what is going whether he earns it or
tin. and that the In netitof denying him
self any particular indulgence Kviil
accrue to others as well as to himself,
it great motive for thrift is withdrawn.
In one respect the Chinese peasant
is in a better con lit ion than the Indian
rvot : be is not in debt to money-lenders.
Hut 1 do not know that that is a
virtue for which he is entitled to much
credit, for there is no class of money
lenders to whom he could get in debt.
Indeed, 1 am not sure that he is not
thereby in a less adventageous posi
tion, for when hard years come he has
no means of pledging his property,
which, if he could, might save him
from sheer starvation.
Florida bus ('"() factories, working
'J.Tl'J hands, with a capital invested
An Imperial Hoc.
I'eter the great musi have been a
pleasant companion at dinner. W hen
he and his consort dined together they
were waited on by a page iind the en -press'
favorite chambermaid. liven
at larger dinners he bore uneasily th"
presence- and ; erv ice of what he called
listening lacqueys. His ta.-t" was not
an imperial one. I le loved, and most
frequently ordered, for bisi.wii li-mc.
ial i n joy 1 1 ie) i '., a .-cup with foiiriabiii
ires in it: gruel; pig, with n in" cream
for sauce; i old roast mi at. vvi'h pic!-'-h
d i uciiinhcr-t or salad, lemon.--, and
j bun preys: suit in-at, ham arid Lira
I biirgl. - Ii ( -. ';- -. i"'i.-h to addrcssm r
1 himself to the "consummation" of this
supply he took a glass of aniseed n-
tcr. Al his repast he qualfi.l quass,
sort of beer, which would have dis
gusted an I'gyptian, and lie linisiiel
with Ilungaiiaii or French wine. lie
is iicseribed as "cat ing rudely with a
sort of sw illing noise," a quite appro
priate accompaniment of such ait im
perial hog's feeding.
Hut Hi tor wasn't a crank at his
meal.; alone. Mrango .-tones arc told
of his brutal and ferocious ceoentr. ci
ties. On om occasion. I,,r ir s'iime
Meter ami his consort arrh.d ;.! Midi.,
of. in (iermany, for the night. The
ow in r of the count ry koiconl wh-oh
they stopped readily agreed to !';,vc
them a small bedroom, the select i.-n of
which had I t en made by t!,c Hup r T
himself. It was a room With- tit st"o
or fireplace, had a brick I loo;-, the
walls were bare, and the season I t ing
one of rigorous w inter a diiliculty ,ir -''
as to wanning this chamber. The
host -oin solved the ilifictilly, feci
al casks of brandy wt re t-mpt ied on the
lloor, the furniture being l'.r.-t remov
ed, and the spirit w a-I hi ti : it tire to.
The Car screamed with delight a- he
sa w the -.a of fames and : niclh .1 th
odor of Cognac. The liiev.a- r,o
sootier extinguished than the led was
rejila-ej, and Peter ami ( aiheiine
straightway betook themselves o their
repose, and not only slept pr-I'oiiii.lly
idl night in this gloomy bower, ai.-.id
the fun i s and st :iics of burnt I randy,
but rose in the morning thoroughly
refre-h: I and .h l.gi.ti ! with 'heir
couch and Hi" vapor- wb'ch bad i nr
taimd their r.-po-e.
From that time .,rth a preparative
to repose w it i. I'.t-r wa- inmigaf
his i haiub r wilh burnt briiti.lv.
Principal Unifies of ike War.
l'"!lowing are th-dab s of tho prin.
cip.il laities of the civil w :"-. who
commanded in each, arid the number
kill, it on both sides:
Hull Ituti I'lir.-t ..July Jl.l-i'l ; .North,
(ien. McDowell: killed. -1-1; N.uth
Ccn. lit aurcgard; killed, unknown'
Miiloh. April 7. 1m'.'; North, (ien,
Ciant: killed, 17:;.".; N.uth, (ien. A. s.
Johnston: killed, 17J- si-vvi I'ims
ami Fair Oaks. May :;1 and dune 1
l-r,J; North, (ien. M- l hiian; k il-d
(; South, (h n. -'. F. -lol,:t, u; k'ih-l
",. Anlictam. Sept. I -. . i 1 17. l.-i'.J
Noiih. lieu. McClellan: k lied, ..b
south, (ien. Lie: killed. )"'. ( ban'
cellorsville. May 2 and l'l; N. iil,
Cell. Hooker; hilled. 1M.'; South
(i.-n. Jackson; killed, lo-l. (ieftys
burg. July 1, J ami lsi.;:',; North
Ceil. Meade; killed, 1S',; South
(ien. Lee; killed, :i.VH. Yiuksburg
July :i and I, l'.:?; North. Ccn. Crant;
killed. "!"; South. Ccn. I Vmberton;
killed, unknown. ( 'hichamauga, 'ept
I'd :. lsi'.:!; North, (ien. Thouuis.
killed. MM I: South. Ccn. liraggj
killed, 2tM'. Wilderness. May -r.. ii
i-nd 7. lsr.l; North, Cm. Crant; killed,
:..V.r7; South, Cell. Lee; killed. 2HM
Spottsylvaniii. May S-21. ! ; North!
(ien. Crant; killed. -1177: South',
(ien. Lee, killed, Hun. The abov
figures are based on medical oili.-ial re
turns, and do not agree with n turn- o.
the Adjutiint Cem r;d. Not wo n turn
agree. The Adjutant Ceneral make,
the killed at Wilderness JJiil, and :it
spottsylvaniii 2"J70; while (ien.
Meade's report, based on repoits im.
mediately after the battle, states killed
at Wilderness at liJ'-S; at spottsylvaniii.
Something of Hotel Life.
Oossipping about the hotels i f New
York ami the costly habits which they
stimulate, the "Lounger" of the Til
1,'iik touches upon a hidden feature of
hotel life thus: "Many agmstisiu
debt and cannot get away from his ho
tel. Many a woman, apparently imle
pendent and fortunate, is wondering
while she smiles with visitors, how she
can get her trunksavvay tr-nn thec;-t;,b-lishmcnt.anil
what person in the house
she shall strike for a loan ami at what
sacrifice. People often look into the
tenement houses and think that the
people must live very miserable there,
but I wonder if they are not happier
homes, than some of these large li-t-ls.
where every week comes the repri
man. I that fJi or more is duo and the
rules of the house imperative."
rilAUI S OF THOl'bHT.
Some men give according to their
j means, and some according to their
'alne the friendship of him who
stands by you in the storm.
Tho weak sinews become, strong by
their conflict with dillicultica.
No Hem ' lioiild pari with his ow n
iiivi.!e;,'.!ty , : I b -cta.ie that of 'an
other. Men i.i'-. t be .h - id. -1 !! '.vh.l? they
will not do, and th y are a', le to ile,
with vie'iii in what they ought to do.
A ivw ! " -,-i-vor . said that in
w;ili. ing iii " -ire of ,i skppi ry morn
ing, oil,- In! .!' .see where the good iia
tii:np' opli' livi.l. I y the ash. .- thrown
on the ice bcf. re the door.
There are a set of mulc i- pra- ing,
prudc'it ..-dps. both ii. al.- a,.d female,
wle, hi. ir-tcr i-.e-'ers to Cm'-;
an 1 who v.-l!l r. Ii a yo'i!'.-.' tell'.W of
b' - 1 mini- I ''-.' I - l a- y -ir to
ktioW I he Villile o t.
1 1 y.iti , ai'i" I o ;,.,; : -. in on, w ay
be in aim'i:.',-, au-1 thi:- I -eddy . f div
l'o ii i, n w.i! ' , but bill- aid fi "in
phd sophy, f,.r heai-ii a. id g, ,1 1 1 i-
i are almo t tie- wi.-.l- afiair. Many
run id. out after f.-li. iiv bk'nui a' sei.i
i:, ;in bun', ug tor Id- hut. wiide it i- in
his hau l or o:i I. is lie.; !.
rei'-i.iu'Jily cf l.'o-' in, it i -.(
"No M o . si-ims a. . a'.'cc - I me. in
as regard ; their ( l.'ira, ter," sii'.d an t n-ginet-!'
to a icpori. r.
"1.,-c motive, have ii en.nactor.tben,
"They have, in h . d. They have
ihclr p. t'ii!; inties. an-1 their w ays and
their liio. d-. al.-o. (in i very railroad
this fa.-t is liti'li-r-tood. and eaeli en-gin-
has it- 1 1 1 1' i ' i ci . who fnds f
lotigi r he di ivis his iron h-rs" t!ie
more he has to h arn about her. Son., -times
she is erratic ;t a woman, and
l'..r m apparent cause. i-i-tdms a
higher pre-suiv i- necessary to make
her go, sometimes under low head she
will ily. And tlu-a again, under the
same condition-, so kicks a'-.d spurts
like a balky horse. I l,;r e tak. n out
my maeldno on tbe Fort Wayne, and
put her throt.gh Hi" run one da,-, at
forty miles like a lady. The next, dav
it olten ha; p ii -ii'-'d kick and bump,
ind has I., be foi'. ed into going. It's
all iicording to the way sin- feels.
However, an ingine'T harns his en
giuc's j c "uliiiritie . and knows hw to
onti-ol th.-m. ami it's!:.- ha- any sp. cd
he can tri-t it out of her."
Woii'l.-rs in More.
b'cmarkiible a- bavo i e.-n th- nd
v.-iiicis in the uses t" vvliioh electricity
an be put, aecori'.ing to Pioftssor M. l
vill" He'd, tic fill ore has even gr. iit.-r
.i.rpri-cs in store ,,r u . lie thinks
the tine Will coin.- when electrical and
ti-h pie 'lie lues-age i will bo sent Wlth-
ut wires. The ni"s-age bean r vv id be
tie- ray- of the sr.!. light. 'I'ho so-called
i ; . drical action i- sinq ly vibration- in
the air. which pro-lu-e c-rfain r. snl'.-
it dill'- relit point ; an I l'r, fc-s.-r Hell
is of the,.- liii.ei that inventive genius
Will VI t enable Us to mal.c II-. of ll.e
iliij.t.n lerable iigeiit.- to tran-iii'.t lues,
iiige.s bttv.ccn ili.-taiit localities. In
deed, there arc eutiiii-,; a-!.- whom.w
think that we will iiltdniitely be able
to communicate with sentient beings
in other ; lam ! Il has been
lemonstrat'-d that tin- materials which
compose the la ,iv t nly b. di. . are i h-nt i
; il, an I It i - a fair micron tha'
creatures crrcs .oniling to our own
race, with the sani" k;iel of l-i -iilta-s.
people th.-m. If s". we may pi rba; s
V et have a frieiidlv . !..!' witli the i!
hiibitiint- of Venus ;,nd Mar-, i'lid
probably other wml Is in sohu- systems
beyond our ow n. ' ,'-' -ni ! ilo,-.
In :i paper n-.ently r. ad bef.-re the
Fai ls Academy d sell n. , s, si-nicv.ry
interest ing fa. ts were gi , n in i", e,r,
to (he Varh'-H Ul.lterlids used as file,
w ith some of which our r. a I. : - ar
probably not f.imiliiir. I'.-il r-:n.
whi. h hiis the .-i;q eiira'i' u1 of y. II. v
amber, is obtained 1,'o.u the aurifer.-us
alluvium of New '..enada. Fgt ;ia
n-phalt leaves alter burning a led ii h.
which is oxide el iron. Judca itch i-.
found floating in bun,- n the surf;;-!'
oi the Head Sea. Samples of pitch
from Chin- are oltaiucd from b -re
holes which th" Chinese put down ,,t
the j.urpose of proi tiring -all. I l- s.
holes, which are Usually a! . -.t I ''1
fathoms deep and thr-e-.piarteis o: ,,n
in h in diameter, are bond wilh an
iron rope, ami the salt water i- rai-el
by a bamboo rod with ;i valve attic
bottom. When the 1. .re hole is put
dow n to a -till greater depth, t oii -idi r
ble quantities of intlantinabl-gas i-.-u s
from it. and the giis is utilied in light
ing up the work and also for firing the
steam boilers, the Chinese being pi a; li
ra I and wide awake in this ; i ; in :i a: ;,
utht r things.
'J lioo-li lost in the whiilpool of pnwinn,
iliou;;h liilli mi llu; piilliWH to fame,
Win n lo , -f of kuc innocent childhnutl
Have nielti d awuj- to a rmnio,
One thought, lil;i, n (jc-m amid ruins,
Will dnzzlt! our eyes with its joy,
And In inej lueli lli.jHwec-t wordaMie iitlomd:
"Voii'II think of your moi Itur.uijr lioj'."
You'll lliink of tlic lovo that blie sliowoiod,
I 'ulniliiiK i.y , lay lind by night;
You'll cih l'..r the oweet, K").l-iii(;ht ki-ws,
'I'lie even wilh Ilit-ir inin-k, Iminp; 1 ;l't -And
wli. lliei lik-'s iilhwny be plcasnnt,
Or i. .1.1.. d of i-tich rosebud ol joy,
Vtiiir lii'iu-i l...i l In hi.r still will jmu noy
Voii'II think of your mother, my hoy!
Win irvt-r liu- smiles of n mother
Hint- icIiL-'iii'md n l.cim'iind it i cnr.
I....I s 1. 1. -o-ivz 1ms hiillowcd Unit rool'tieo
A t.inp-e id sweet hcnvi'ii U tlicio!
'iii', mil 1 1 1 1! Ii .-1 ll,c veiir.u line us on wind,
'I'licv rnmiot !i. i iiiiin'iy destroy;
In silt nee iind Inns nil unbidden
ou'li ihink i.i' yfjy motiier, my lo..
HI MO KOI S.
"That prisoner has a very smooth
count, tiaiice," said the judge, to th"
s! t -riff. "Yes." said the sheriff, "he
was ironed just before he was brought
sherry cobbler will never mend
regular kidnapper Soothing
W hy the rabbits escaped.--His lord
ship v, alter missing his tmtli rabbit):
"I'll l "11 you what is, Hagster, your
rabbits are all two inches too short
-No, sir," said Fogg, "I never knew
Frown to mislead or deceive anybody
iii his life. No, sir; f act is. he couldn't.
Nobody would believe anvthing lie
ev er said."
Little Aggie's sister bad invited her
l est voung niaii to tea. There was a
1:,!! in the conversation, which was
broken ly the inquisitive Aggie;
"Papa, i- dose tedders ober Mr. YVub
"Yes," said the drummer, watching
rival at a hotel: "it's his first trip
thi- way. i, n't y.m see, he isn't on
llirting terms with the table girl?"
A young man who went to the bite
war I egau his first letter to his swect
luarl. after this fashion: "My dear
Juba- Whenever I am tempted to do
wrong I think of you, and I say, '(let
tin e behind me, Satan.' "
sick man "What! a femalo physi
cian? I want a doctor, to make nm
well- not ii woman, to make love to
me." Female physician (bashfully)
'I promise to do neither."
"Cciith'iuen," said the Texas man in
the restaurant when the waiter dumped
it date of hot soup down his back
"gentlemen, don't laugh." As ho had
ri-cn to his fed iind drawn two revolver-
bis wisl.es were respected.
A Cuban Execution.
.rriv ing at the foot of the platform
tb.e death sentence was again read, and
the "alguacil de corte" corresponding
I,, our sheriff asked the prisoner if ho
had anv thing to say to the people. Ho
merely shook his head, by way of reply,
and was at oii.-e seated, his legs tiedf
an I his arms pinioned, with the hands
crossed on his breast, a. id the collar of
the gar rote fixed about his neck. At
this poiirt of the proceedings tho
"verdiigo" pulled from his person a
long, bright knife, and handed it to tho
police w ho were present. A black cap
was then drawn over the prisoner's
face, and the priests began to recite tho
"Credo,'' When they came to the
words. "His only Son," the "verdiigo,"
by ii swift and dexterous turn of the
lever, launched the soul of the poor
wretch into eternity. There w as but it
momentary quiver of the limbs and a
straightening of the form, then all was
-till, for the man was stone dead. Tho
mode of punishment is fur more merci
lul than the hideous and bungling per.
I'., nuances frequently gone through
with at our gibbets.
The troops then wheeled into column
and inarched away t- beat of drums,
and now came the strange sequel to
this dismal spectacle.
As soon ;is the ground was cleared
one of the police went forward and,
seizing the "verdiigo," arrest etl him for
murder, hurrying him to the prison
where the "Juzgado" wero stil
assembled. Placing him in their midst
he accused him of having killed a man,
iind denounced him as a murderer. The
judge asked him what he luul to say in
answer to this charge.
"It is true," replied tho "verdiigo,'
"that I killinl the prisoner, but I deny
being a murderer, for, although I com
mitted the act charged." displaying his
anus with the badge. "I did it in the
iiuse of justice ami in pursuance of
the law, idl of which I Wiis i .impelled
to do by virtue of my ollice."'
"The accused is innocent, and is dis
harged," answered the court, and thus
the formula of Spanish law was satis"
Lee. VUikiil' tj'ltia 'iss.