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lit wingd Iniirv hMnglit
Snl.llrii llnnns . lihi iiml mvi'i-Iii.-si uronglii,
Willi i ii-lly piling iiml rare,
I sought in in'tils ns niro
'I'd rl'isp iiml In l. ii; it cxIimIi iI ini.ii'.
Villi V.lllishr.t l tllfgini-p,
I lii ii ml in its plmo,
V rnl.l nl. tun timi Mini il ii v in tin- then'
I I i ili nnrlit liiii'Vi-r Hcl'"
I lii'ii to myself I mi.l :
' ( mw c'iii'. n.i ' u lint.' iti'iiniit ln'i!''
"N"l '," ii voice rt'i'lirtl;
'''I'll' nlit tiii'siin.l -hull itliiilc;
ln' In iill.ril Ihi- li. i'ii ili'iiicil.
"Wlo nuii-iimr or imiso twtin
"'fi Ii pin. I.i. I ill it otvn ;
VI. ! il Ii iiiil, it ilV.-is tln'i- ii -lime.
"( nnti'iit tlm ; tliim li.isi fed
I lulu nil tin- li inj; Iiiimi'i ;
I . hirnl line, -mil. inn i'iiivi'ii "lii . i' iiistrinl."
I'muliut .1- .IfiiMiu.
A frvv years ago l was second olli
cvr of the i;i ii n ship Sen (ueon. iiml
lit tin time the following incident oo
furred we were lying at Labium, an
island about thirteen miles lung xivl
front three to live br.ad, off the north,
east coast of Hornco. Ono Sunday
morning Neil Wells (the thinl otueer i
iiii'l l resolved to walk to Victoria, a
small an I. indeed, the only regular set
tlement on tin- is mill, e mposed of a
few Scotch cngneirsi antl mechanics,
iho superintendon f tlm mines ami
Ld Chim so, who worked them. l!o
MrtH varied as to our d stance mm
Victoria, wh th: r : tf'it. t-n or twelve
miles. All agreed tli.it there was only
a hal'-lii'iitc'i foot-track through (he
dense jungle So. prepared for a good
tramp, we started at s.:ii v. i. thr ugh
such w.'tnli rl'ul luxuriance of tropica!
growth fis i .in lo seen now ore in
urcitcr prot'u-ion than in Horn
w In re tho ffjct.it ion is mos' li vcr i'
llcil, from a ilt'iisi iiit'ltrprowth of
fi ri ami creepers tn tlip piifantic tret"
of tlm fores', towering aloft from l
to iio fct t, often rising more than I'M'
feet lieforethe sym netry o their i ut
line is liroki n ly a I'laneh. We pu he '
en for alurit two lmirs ami a ha'T
inak tig k'ihv proirress, for the track
was nothing more than an Imliu'i
trail, anil s overgrown that it was
tlilliciilt to keep it, even for mo, who
ha l hail no i e e erienro in tho kick"
wooifs of t'anaila anl Ansiralia.
Alioiit 1 o'clock we came toa natu
ral cleiring ab-mt J'l't feet aeros .
covered with a beautiful growth of
gr.is-, ami nearly across its center lay
a lingo fallen tree -the roots were
away in the jniiglo beyontl the clear
ing, aii'l the head whs lost ill the nn"
'lergrowth on ho other side, so tne
can imagine tho size of the fallen mon
arch. Feeling hot ami rather tireil,
we cotui (led to rest hi re, so lighting
nir pipes, we climbed up in the huge
trunk and began to look uroiin I and
admire the birds with their brilliant
plumage, and the hiimlr. ds of lizards
and humming-birds to be seen in every
directum. Our ipiiet enjoyment was
suddenly disturbed by Ned, who gi ing
u screa u like a wild Indian. Mipped
oil th'i tree, and while holding his
pill f . exclainie 1: "I've been bitten." I
was off in a second looking for snakes
and after a few moments of unpleas
Hnt conjectures, we found we had been
trespassing on the riirht of way of
come large black ants, who had proba
bly long been undisturbed in their oc
iupa'"'v of the tree. Their bite,
though iirit.it insr, is not daugeioiis, so
reassured, but our ardor perhaps some'
what cooled, wo decided to give up
Victoria, and lind our way hack again
and while thinking of the scramble
before us a bright idea struck me.
Why. Ned, we ran walk back on
the nick, the mine must It) some
where near love."
After taking our bearings by tho
sun a- well as the trees would allow
and after half an hour's pushing and
rutting through tho mass of creeper
and undi rwood. with an uncomforta
hie sen -ation of possible snakes all the
time, wo t amo out on the track, a cut
ting th ough tho forest just w de
enough for the narrow tracks side by
side, the whole being on a grade, tho
loaded cars going down pulling the
empty ones up. We wore not far
from the mouth of the pit. consequent
ly about two i. ilea from the dock, how"
ever sure now of our way, we trudged
along contentedly, when I chanced to
nee a small construction truck lying
overturned by the side of the track. I
said to Ned:
"Why should we walk when we can
ride? let ns put the machine right side
up, ami we'll spin along the w hole way
in no time."
It was the work of a moment to
turn the truck over on to the rails, it
was only a small platform about six
feet by four, mounted on wheels to
jcarry rails or sleepers, w ith no railing
or sides of any kind an I we soon
(found another more serious deficiency.
Our momentum Increasing each lini
ment by tho forcn of gravity, we were
soon spinning along, and I said, "Ned,
I guess we had better put on the brake,"
and to our dismay we found this most
important accessory hail boon broken
off, which probably accounted for the
truck being whore we had foun I it. I
suggested that we had better jump off
wh l( wo could with safety, but Ned,
who was a wild, dare-devil sort of
fellow, said: "Oh. hang it, let her
run, w ' are all right as long as she
keeps on the track." The i-hort time
occupied by theso remarks had seri
ously increased our spued; faster and
faster we Mew, crouching on our
knees, holding on to the front platform,
our lints (plaything for ttie monkeys)
loft far behind, tho wind whistling
past us as we smiled a grim and
ghastly smile at each oilier, and like
Mr. Mieawber, waited for something
to turn up.
Still faster wo went, till we Mew like
an express train, and our carriage
being so light, rocked from side t side,
now on two wheels, now on throe, and
s.init'tinioi on none nt all. Presently
we passed the Chinamen's ipiarters.
about half a mile from the pier, ami
were greeted with a chorus of "Hi
yah! Hi yah!"
Want of time and breath rump lb'tl
us to forego any reply to their remark.
Like a Mash their long, low building
disappeared, ami we were in front of
the resident doctor's hoiir.e, and tin the
veranda the doctor himself, with our
captain and the superintendent of the
mines, was silting. They stalled up
and ran towards us, shouting soiii--L:
inx w ii h w.i c mid not heir an
which, like much other good advice,
w.ti wa-ted tin the air.
If we could only keep the truck, 1
had made up my mind lor nothing
worse than a plunge into the sea over
tiie end of the dock and a swim ashore,
and carefully appioaehing my mouth
'o Ned's ear, I shouted:
"We hall have to swim for it."
I doubt if he understood and just
then wo wheeled round the corner at
Hi approach o the pier. The wheeN
struck and we tipped to nn anule of
about thirty degrees. but righted again,
and plunged along, when 1 saw soiiie
hing which made my heart rise to my
1 distinctly remembered that in the
morning the track was empty, but
during our absence a train of some tin
cars had come down and was t Hiding
on our track. This was awkward, to
say the least, irtid only two sicond.s in
which to decide w hat to do. but I rose
to tho occasion, literally as well as lig
uratively, as we neareil the end car,
which was filled with dark rubble
from the pit's mouth for tilling in
ground. I made a desperate leap in
wards the impetus of the caniage
hurled me headlong shoulder deep, in
to the contents of the loaded car, w hile
I caught a glimpse of Neil springing
oil Mil.'wavM on to some bundles of
When 1 t (line to my senses, able to
sit up and commence clearing my yes,
nose ami cars of the d'it w ith w hich I
w as nearly choked, I t on lot 1 had no
worse injury than some rather kid
scratches and cuts on my face and
neck. .My attention to my own condi
tion was soon disturbed by cries and
yells in Chinese and .Malay, and look
ing round, tho s-oene which mot Inv
exes compelled me to laugh in spite of
my nearly broken neck.
Ned was sitting up holding his left
arm carefully in his right hand, iiml
wa surrounded by a dozen Chinese
and .Malays, who wore dancing around
hi in ami yelling must vo.'iferoiiHiy,
and I believe, in spite of the pain he
was suffering, Ned paid 1 1 it m back in
kind. What he had thought were
bundles of matting and jumped lor,
hoping thus to break his fall, turned
out to be some sleepy .Malays taking
their siesta, and he had rudely aw liken
ed them by plunging on them with all
the added impetus of a titty miles an
Things were looking serious for him,
and 1 was almost too daed to think of
going to his assistance, when luckily
tho doctor and captain, w ho had fol
lowed us down as fast as possible, ap
peared on the scene, anil by a liberal
ue of talk, got the fellow s to under
stand the case and subside. Cne, who
had received the full brunt of Nod's
descent, bad two ribs broken, while
Ned himself, besides a bail cut on his
forehead, had broken his left forearm.
He was put on a stretcher and carried
back to the doctor's house, while I
managed to hobble along by tho kind
ly help of the superintendent's arm,
and once at the house a good bath and
a littlesticking plaster were all I want
ed, though my neck ami shoulders were
stiff for several days. Of course Nod
was off duty until his arm was knit
ami tit for service again, and we both
considered ourselves very fortunate in
getting off so cheaply under the circumstances.
Now, an I recall the w ild exhilara
tion I folt as I whirled along on that
car, 1 am always glad that I had tho
experience, and, spite of tho tlanger
attending it, look back with a pleasant
memory on tho maddest, wildest ride
of my life.
I'resli Water Pearl
The cultivation uf the pearls of
fresh-water niu-sels has become an in
dustry of considerable importance in
Saxony and other pails of (iermany.
The pearls are generally inferior to
those of the genuine pearl-oysiers, bii'
occasionally a gem of real excellence
is produced. Some very lino settings
of such were exhibited at the Kxposi'
lion in ltorlin. The Venetians car
ried on this branch of trade to a con
siderable extent during the middle
ages, and controlled it till PIJI, when
the Kleetor of Saxony also undertook
it, lit the suggestion of .Morit. Schinir
'er, a draper of Oelsnit, and appoint
ed Schmirler "lirt pearl-fisher.'
sL'hinirler was succeeded on his death
by his son, and the business has con
tinued in the family to the present
d iv, under the silperintendelicy of the
forestry department, which has also to
tin with tho waters of the region. The
pearl-hunting is carried on in the
spring, in soon as the w ater is warm
enough to wade in for hours coiitinii"
ously. The mussels are examined by
moans of an instrument, by which th'1
shells can be opened enough to see
what is in them w illiout hurting the
iiiollusks. If they contain well-developed
peails, they are sacrificed; if not,
they are ret urned to the lip Is. The
same beds are not usually gone over
again for several years. Kxperiments
made in the I'.lster, in the art iiii-iat
product ion of pearls, have not met
with much success. A wound in the
mouth of the mollusk will lead to the
deposition -if the calcareous matter
but it is uncertain whether it will bo
of common shell-matter or of pearl
and upon this all the value of the ope
ration depends. In the Mutch Kast
Indies, the formation of pearls in the
pearl-oyster is sometimes provoked by
inserting a grain of sand within the
shell. A considerable business is
done at Atlor. in tho manufacture of
articles of fancy from the micro o)
mussels, 'iiuinr Srii nv Month;.
The Prospects of American flojs.
While tho American father Is
puzzled with w hat to do with his hoys,
tht American manufacturer is com
pelled to go to F.ii rope for skilled work
men and this suggests that, coupled
with other circumstances of an every
day character, our American boys aro
unwilling to go through the drudgery
of apprenticeship. Of course every
one with common sense sees that we
are making a great mistake in not
preparing ourselves to till the ranks of
skilled labor ii every department
where it is needed from the ranks of
our own people, rattier than be obliged
to tlepend upon our too willing neigh
bors across the sea.
Ono of the baneful results of the
American boy growing up into idle
ness anil wasting the formative period
of his experience, is patent to all, and
needs no elaboration by example. The
young man who has been taught to
use the hand and eye; who has apti
tude with lingers mi l tools, in -aires his
own livelihood, and such an one has a
great advantage over him who wants
to earn his bread by taking oll'icc
keeping books or selling wares, lines
the skilled artisan harrass nnybo y for
work? The thought in the thinking
bayonets of the ticriu ins comptcrcd at
sedan. In (iermany prince and peas
ant must lc am a trade. In Prance
young men pay high lor the privilege
of learning some kinds of trades, be.
sides giving their entire time for seve
ral years to their employers. In this
country we are drifting away from
the moorings on w Inch industrial su
premacy depends.-- e.'o mmt ((
A Snake Cures a Headache,
.lames Carley retently suffered for a
week with a severe headache, says the
Hanbury .V '. Pvery possible reme
dy was resorted to without relief. Fi
nally tint of his shopuiates informed
him that l. It. Wilkes would cure it
without fail. Mr. Wilkes, who is a
fanner, received him cordially, and at
once assured him he could tu.v hi
headache, lie requested Carley to ac
company him to the cider-mill, which
they entered, and Mr. Wilkes pullei'
out from beneath the press a box
covered with a coal sieve. From th
box he took a live black snake am
wound it around Carley's neck. Strang'
as it may seem, almost instantaneously
tho pain left his head, and has not ro
turned since. Mr. Carley and his friend'
vouch for his cure. Mr. W ilkes alsi
cures sprains and swellings in the satin
way. Ho explains the matter on tin
principle of animal elect rieity.w hicli In
supposes the spake possesses.
CIIII.IHtKVS t Ol.l MM.
I'lltlhlK Ml. Illilln Oi llfft.
I must be iic'i- stibt with my
dolls," said Miss .lane to In r younger ,
sisters, Minnie and Alii e ; "there is
mily one pair of bo ' - am 'tig tin live.
Miss Slim It'll hers in the garden, ami
tho birds Hew away with them; Prim
put hers on the tire to warm them, and
could not iiml them .im.ii; liriui lost
hers the day we look them lu the coun
try; Mini can't Iiml In-rs anywhere, ami
How none of thi-m lia eboolsbut Trim.''
"Don't you think, .lane," said Minnie,
"we must buy another bed, and then
two of yours won't n I to get up in
the middle of the night and let Alice's
doll and mine take tnei"- places 'f
"I think, with Minnie, we nui 't h.ivp
another bed," .-aid Alice. "Yes," re
plied .lane, "and the bed must be big,
ami the sheets long, for Mini Is grow
Irjg so tall her toes stick out beneath
the quit. Now, my dolls, close your
ryes, don't talk, ii'id go to sloop, (iood
The Nrwrnnntllniitt ling ami Hit I'onr.
A man stood on Oak wood boulevard
whistling to a large Newfoundland dog
that lay dozing in tho grass that bor.
tiered the curbstone a few roils away. I
A shaggy little pony nibbled the long
Itrass which thotloghad for tho nonet) i
utilized as a bed, occasionally pushing '
liis ill-matched companion over with j
his nose to get a tempting binch luilf j
Million from vio'v. Witimiit resenting j
this familiarity the dog good-naturedly
foiled out of n ach. immediately laps
ing into sleep. Aroused by his mas
ter's cries of "bring him in: bring him
fn !" the dog rose lazily to his feet
Itretehed, shook himself, eed the pony
a moment, gave oneor two low-pitched
harks, and idartod towards his master.
There w as little diifereiice bet ween
;hem in point of height and siz, only
the dog appeared (lie heavier of the
ivvo. As tin.' latter moved away it
lillld be seen thill there Wils sollie-
-hing more ill common Set ween I hem
;han a mere spirit of fellowship. The
:iony wore a halter iiiadi'of stout cord,
me end of w hich was fastened around
he dog's neck.
"Hurry up!" said the man, impa
knU., iin.i ..in. n...i ii,. .1-.- r i
ilieaiJ.tuggiiigvigor.Mi-.lv at the cord
lilt thi! pony was oi h t i lease the
juicy gru-s, and took a bite here ami
'.her', in no wis,- ili-turbed by his
nate's elTorts to hasten his.-tcps. With
In angry growl the dog vvhee'ed about,
nine up in the pony's rear, and gave
lim a sharp pinch, wlm-h caused him
to spring at mice into a gallop. Tak
ng advantage of the -m! Ion impetus
which his strategy had occasioned, the
log again took the lead, keeping the
ord taut, and before the pony had di
vined this latest move h'v.ii with:, i
the conliues of the stable-yard.
The sagacious herder relieve I him
loll' if hia hempen necl.tie w ith his
'oropaws. licked his m ister's ban I.
Harking meanwhile withi-verv dciinm
t rat ion of delight ami satisfaction,
itnl a minute after was tl.e most no
'ivo participant in a merry gain" with
bevy of children in an adjacent lot
Clii'ii:!' A" firs.
A l"rer Montr Tint'.
It was ('minima Melville.
When she wits a little girl she
washed hT mother's dishes and put
them away in a closet. The closet
was deep, and at the back of the wide
"helves the plastering had come oil am'
left tho laths bare.
Almost every time liramlma Mel
ville though, of course, she wasn't
liramlma Melville then opened the
closet door, she would heir a ipiick
scampering of very small feel, as two
orthreolittlemieer.nl home through
Hut the queerest thing of all was
they thought if they got their heads
hidden away they wore safe, and very
often grandma saw a long tail bang
ing out between the laths.
She didn't tell anybody of this, be
cause she knew tho next thing would
be a real mouse traps 'tiu the closet
and she didn't w aul the mice caught,
it was such fun to hear them scamper
ami to see tho slim little gray tail
hanging out. ISesides, she thoughts
she would taint1 them, ami so she useti
to leave little pieces of cake oil the
closet shelves to make Inomls.
Hut one day she did a funny thing.
She caught hold of one of the long tails
with her thumb and linger and pulled
the little mouse back, and the littb
mouse bit her thumb as hard as ho
could bite. '
O-o-oh!" st reamed lirandina Mel
ville. "O mother, mother!" and she
ran to the door of the sitting-room ami
Hung the mouse right into the sewing
sin h a screaming and jumping ur
nu chairs as there was! Hut tint
mouse got away.
"Why Mareella!" said her mother,
solemnly, "what did you do that lory"
"He bit iii-me!" said grandnia. alnit st
rrying. 'There's a-a lot in the closet.'
And ncrt day there was a mouse
trap in the closet too.- It's fllll-
Till-; M FAMSIIII' SIT Wtltl).
A miIoiih rnitihlnnllon who In
tnllV A iirrclnlrlt lt- II10
The steward is a curious combina
tion of waiter, chambermaid and sailor.
Ho must serve at table, do general
housework, have a sudor's stomach
mid balam e himself on a sailor's legs.
At one moment he is resplendent in
blue coat and brass buttons, and is
handling macaroons and champagne;
the next you see of him he is stagger
ing coat less along the dimly-lighted
gangway vv it h a feather duster and a
slop pail. In stormy went her, the m.v
liii'iiv ers he goes through in the table
service ami in chamber work, riva
tho-cofnn athlete ill a circus ring,
lie sli't'p.s in a black hole tlinoid ol
light and air. and he keens his i lean I
linen, with his pails and brushes, in ,, ,
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tloor, but just where the meeting be-j
t ween liunsell ami Irs i.iiiet iales
j lace nobody Knows. Occasionally he
may be seen on deck ol an evening
smoking his p.jie among tho steerage,
but as a rub' he dots not appear out
side, and although he lives at sea ho is
as pale as a shop girl. When yon are
-easick he is your only friend, the only
inmate of the tssel who pretends to
regard you without levity, the only
being through whom you feel that
you have any grip on life. I tut his
tender care ol voii siiiings from in
terest,,! motives, and he vv 1 ,,IVe
vol. to die in neglect if he .lid imt feel
lha- in nursing vou h- was nursing a
Lettering golden coin. In nis inmost
heart he has no respect for Vol;; he
prefers the beef-eating, cocktail-drinking
veteran of the smoking room to
the lenioii-suckiiig, gruel-sipping inva
lid of tho cabin.
One of his most arduous duties is to
answer quet ions, for he feels it neces
sary to suit the tastes of tho question
er rather than to tell the truth. From
Hie manner of your interrogation ho
strives to learn what sort of a reply
will gratify you mo t, and then frames
one accordingly. The same siibservi-
vicncy marks all tils conversation :
witli yin. If you w ish to reach port j
in the morning he assures you that j
tho ship always arrives in that part of j
tneuay, ami n you 'iciei ionium in
the afternoon, he inodilies his state
ments to correspond. If you are in
haste to get away from your laming
place, he will conjure up a trait' for
you which will leave at any hour you
w isli, to coiivev vou ill anv direction
It vou eii ov rough we it her, ho assures i , ... . ,'.
.,."' i, . i .. , relativelv lo Loudon. More than bail
vou that vou will encounter plcntv i I
i . . , , ! a million of Parisians are omi.b.v.-il in
it. but il vou wish the sea toinodera'e. i 1
, ... ' ..... , ..... .'commerce, tra a el banking ..pei , -
he tells voii that the glass is rising and - r 1
,. . ,' i i i ' t ions, while ol the artisan class I hoc
that a dead i aim is close ii hand. i ... ...
When you embark, the steward
takes your inea-ure with bis p a tisod
eye, decides what sort of a traveler
you are, what i your commercial vali e
in the steamer world, and what is the
amount of attention which it will be
worth while to bestow upon you. I'.ut
whatever may be his behavior to y..u
luring the voyage, ho will smother
you with kindness towards its e..se,
and will run to you twenty times it
day to ask if he can do anything for
vou. The er.l ranee int i port is his har
vest day - the grand reward for which
he ploughs the sea and cultivates with
oich assiduous tml the nauseated pas
senger. If yon turn out to he what he
considers factory crop ho gathers you
and your luggage up with scrupulous
care and your pathway to the gang
plank is strewn with ilovvrs. If you
prove barren of fruit you are t rampleil
underfoot, and h'lt to get yourself out
of tho way in the best fashion yon can.
Willi I lie excc II oi ill! ooc.isio,,.,, ,
pull at your whisky bottle, thosteward j
never steals. We sliotiel mile lo
cross the ocean without linn. A''
Willt Mail mill -.'.toi.vs.
An Alpine K.clin,
Tho keeper of the chalet, w rites a
tourist in Switzerland, had a small
mortar, which ho lired oil at our rc
iiicst. Ten distinct echoes came bai k.
From deep and awful silence these in
numerable peaks seemed aroused into
sudden iiml almost angry life. I.Ypoi l
after report, like the rapid discharge
of a whole park of artillery, thunder
ed through the clear air.
At length the echoes, tine by one,
sank slow ly away, anil I thought all
was over. Fainter ami fainter they
grew, till nothing but a low rumbling
sound was heard in the distance, w hen
suddenly w ithout warning or prepa
ration, there was a report like the
blast of the last trumpet. 1 instinc
tively clasped my hands to my ears in
affright. It came from the distant
Wctterhorn, and rolled and rattled
and stormed through the mountains
until it seemed as if the very peak was
loosened from its base, iiml all were
falling and crushing together.
It was absolutely terrific. Its fear
fill echo had scarcely die I awav before
the avHhiuchef- wld-di the sudden jar
had iiosencd began to fall. Fight fell
ill !ilio:;t us many minutes. The
thunder of one blended with the thun- '
tier of another, till one continuous
roar passed along the mountains. Tho ;
thunder chisel as suddenly as it had
commenced, and the deep, awful si-:
lence that followed was painful; and
my imagination painted those falling
mas-OS of miovv and ice as ha 1 1 -conscious
monsters, crushed to death in
the deep ravines.
On A t'ow-l'iitcher.
"I once had the queen st railroad
ride ever known in the world," remark
ed a brakemaii, as he ami the train boy
settled down into the corner for achat
"It was about ten years ago, when I
was a v.i il iiian. one night I jumped
onto tti" pilot of nn outgoing freight to
rid t to in v cabin. It was Miowy
""' H'lTy. and when I went to get
I lost mi i
iiioiil itilil c,oiie ii' in
falling right in trmit of her, but I
'straddled out mv legs and my toes
caught the bars that ru i up from the
pilot to support tho headlight Ir.ime.
Tin re I bung by my feet with u.yhead
clear .low II oil the liose ol the pilot. 1
had to ii e my hands to hold mv bei.d
lip clear of I he lies. 1 tcllcd but I
eoiiid not make myself heard. Tie- en
gine -r couldn't see me I. r the boiler,
mi He mgh he hadn't seen me jump
oil, supposed I an I done so on the
other side. There I hung, getting still'
and col l. with mv bones an I joinls.
lulling as if I had tl e g..nt. the s,,..w
j ,,ir,uvn "P ,,.v "'" ''"" - oVel :lig
' f""1 fw""i! ""' l,'w l""1"1'.
! "'"if-' ilhin an inch ortw -the i.e.
and tho most aw lul pains in the cords i
; of my neck I h ive eer known. I ! very !
; minute it seen led to mc I i.iii-t drop t" '
i ileal Ii, but lining onto ln-i !' r eight
j miles, when we stopped at Woodstock
lor orders. I .ouldn't walk for a week
I and I believe my neck is a little stiff
jvot. I'd rather walk h i miles than
' ride anoi her eight in that fashion."
I 'li -il;" A' "X
What Siiiniits Hie Parisians.
An analysis of the population of
Paris give, very singular statistics as
to tic inhabitants of t he gayest city in
F.u rope. It si-ems, ah ., tor its si v, to
i... . i... .....j. i.,.i.. .iP ...... -in . ........ ...
. f ' ( " ,
those w ho live on their own incomes is
the more remarkable, as Pat is is Un
recognized center ol expenditure and
extravagance for all France. There are
tin cities that hold to the capital the
saiic felat'vo po.itinii that Liverpool.
m i i ....i t!
ilie cousiiieiaou nunc Mian i.: .". '
1 The Ill-oral pioles.i ns seem to oi ru
py but a siiia!! proportion of the popu
lation. All combined do II t a nount
to Joi I.i ii iii, ami in the subdivisions the
. proliiMiellee is.iiili dltfcreli: flolll what
it Would be wild us. The gr. at maj r
: it y are in the publics, nice, which em
ploys more Pi. in mo Hi inc. law ami di
viuity combine . Mat after the public
'serviie. it is art w hu h giv is employ '
I incut and livelihood to the grc.ite t
numb rot Parisians. Forty-t w othou
' sand get their income Ir nn Mrs .,i :. h
of industry. I he doctors cme .il'ti r,
bill il i-.lig way after. I'"!l .!...''
A (il eal Iliscinerj.
' M. Pasteur, the great biologist and
i chemist of France, bits ma '. many
' discoveries which have s.ivc.i mill , n,
of francs to lii cnuniryut n and added
'vast sums to t he li:it mil d w i-.i I he
hits now made a new di--. .-n .
,hi( 1,r(llMjM. ,,, ,. , ,,., ,
t(1 ,,, ,., r.. hM ,
Vani'h l rout the e.uth one oi the m, s:
horrible diseases to w Inch man is : ub
Hydrophobia is t onsnb ; cl i ii u .ibli-,
iind every year sc.. res .. people .In- in
horrible tortures, ami otlnis lead a
liv ing death through fe.tr ol lh - dis
fuse after bt ing bitten by a dog mi;
i t.ose.l to be mad.
j M. Pasteur ikes nut propose to euro
, the disease, but to prevent it. lie has
i loiiiid. by numerous experiments, that
j dogs inoculated Iroin a dog Millei ing
with rabies take the disease m a null
! gated form, and are ever tin realtor as
free from taking it as thosevac. -mated
j are safe from attacks ol small -pox.
! such u discovery, should the theory
; prove true, ought to enroll the French
j chemist among' the great benefactor
ltd the race. It may be impossible I.
! secure a universal iuociila'ion of tin
j canine race, as it has hitherto prove,
i impossible to make vac inal nu
j universal in civilie.1 count rlcs
j nnd small pox still continues in spi't
i of .lenner's discovery. Hut it is s un
til. ng to enticipate that if ;i eomiiii:
soiy 1 ; s. can be executed. livdrophoU;
may be exterminated.
l.onisaua. bagasse, tlit'sugar
; refuse, is being made into paper.
A b'ooil Druggist.
A iiiiim wlio kej'l ii slni'ti
tie wrote ii"ii hi- .liiof-
ti!i. I em I.i ii ',ll
Tll'll Mill !!!- .it ill'
I l.i i i here ii f -i .
To .ii't-iil ili-alei ,
V t-n -nine u' I oiiilnii nt.
I ., -in .tin- ii-;i.pi liniment."
VV lien eiisiniiier- ii..lieil,
I In - -i'i-.s me wlinl liei i icl
Nnv. 'trhf', rt is the . ill
I lint ens,- o n ill ;
',,',. i-,i, i. :i .:i-n l-,
lii. Ii ,ii i-iii ili-.i-li i ;
li-hllmor nil t inllle III.
nllillU l - ij-l'i'inllliettl."
- .!,' v "'-.' " A"'"'' 1
The dearest girl mi earth is t he m.r
:hal oats the liiosl ice t ream.
It serins odd that a lly ing debtor
.lioiibl cross th -can to av id the
A shoemaker may not lc abb' to
u-eath his l.i-t. although he ol I on eats
A n I ihio newspaper seehs of :i man
ning bruised by the emphatic
ore of a mnlc"
People learn w i -doin by experience
mail newr wakes up his second ba
y to see d laugh.
A New Y'-rk stock broker was bit
en by a dog a few days ago. The
log h, isn't got over it yet.
Tie- .,isit-t way to mark table linen
- leave the baby and a blackberry pie
done ;i' the table for three minutes.
Ml you form good resolutions,
se t hem the same as y ou would fain'
ng laiti- s at :i b ill -carry them out.
A mi- is as good as a mile, and
ooil for all the romii she wants in a
row tied street car if .she is lincly
A young bride claimed that her hus
jiind wiis a model num. And he was
His occupation was making dummies
'or clothing stores.
Those persons who get up early to
'iitclithewoiiunee.lii.it hustle them.
ti-Ivc... They can rabh the worm
my time at the fruit stands.
A .lapaio'se Shave.
Of nil the towns in l.iie.oi ......otsiliU
o the foreigner. Kioto is by far the
Host interesting. There is m. F.u rope
in quarter, ami judging from the 1-e-navior
of the natives. I should sav that,
he average of F.u r.-poalis finding their
,vay thit.ier m the course of a year is
iiiiall. We did a good deal of miseel
nlioous shopping, and wherever we
.vent there assembled a crowd of pen
ile of i,ll ages and b -th sexes. They
.vore very ipiiet. and not intentionally
tide, bu' their capacity for a prolonged
.toady -t.ro is infinite. What they
lay ii I n-t -a' least, n it iminedii.tely
suggest interchange of remark. They
I t stood and dumbly stared, watoh-
, t very slightest motion or gesture
1 the strange beings who b id ,lr..ppi d
loin. Heaven knows vv In re. upon the
tie-ds of their city.
on the night of our arrival we went-
0 ;t barber's shop for a .have, ii"v-ssa-v
after lour days' travel. As our jin
u ksli.is drew up a' th.' barber's slo p
he crowd began to gather, and vvln-n
1 was discovered that two foreigners
.vere actually about to be shaved, the
v-Hotm -nt throughout tho quarter
liepeinil in intensity. The crowd
.locked up the narrow street, thoso
..hind living t.. see over the head.- of
l In th in irmit. whilst Hie thrice for
unale ones in the first line llattctied
heir noses- again! the window, ami
teamed it with their breath. Inside
be shop there w as ;t retlex of the ex
iteiiiciit. The barber himself, though
ate. w:ts coli.etcd in manner ami
;av. me only one g:isk I'.ut his
w hole t imilv wt re laiigi d in ii group
n the l.itchen. which opi ne I into iht'
hop. Tnc assist. ml- s(.,,, ar.niml.
'rum tl to time handing neeessa.y
irti.-le. I.- the operator The most,
lopeless case w as the small boy. vv host
ility it was to stand by ;.ml hand
iiper. combs, 1 rush, towel, or what
ever might be needed by the barber
lk stood :it the elbow of the chair
whilst I was lieing shaved, with hi
lace half a foot from mine, his lipy
slightly parted, and a pair of great
brown eye unnaturally extended lixe.l
mi my face. 1 fancy he was in a i on
lit ion ol u'loditied t utalopsy. At any
rate, he neither moved nor spoke
whilst the barber laspul mo, ami when
I vacate I the hair in IVvor of my
' young friend be began ii'resh on him.
It was the most vilhuioiis shave I
ever stifiered. A tlinner-knife would
have bt en tor the pnrp. so a luxurious
article compared with the razor. I
! besought the bill her to let me off. but
without avail. It vv:is the oppoituu
j it y of a life time, ami he would not
i limit its duration bv anv voluntarv
a.-t. Finally, when he had done will
both of us, he charged one and e; 'it
i. nee lor his Ii. ndish work, whnl
I s. clue I to us a very dear pi ire ("l t w i
1-1. i-l I shaves. o ; .(. II . '..,-.