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At I ho It ii is.
Hie ripened rorn lol in llin mi
ItS IlK'kM I if lllllll 'l' nilUs,
When Ihitly, trim nnd rosy fnir,
Urniijdit home tliu tniU of milk
And oil, how K'nly did alio sing
Unto llin tioiiililinn atnra !
I hoard I ho si Ivor polioes ring
Down At Iho tnnmlow
Il.iprf K)tflcl w.l tho lillln litu
Ail alio cnmn thriin-h tho firl-l;
To liiir iiimll loot it m-mnod Iho i;ihs
ChrnMliigly limit yiold;
And oh, how hmociIv r Iho uotoj
I'nto Iho trembling stum '
I.iku tnuaic !i'Kiil I'iimii robins' thrniits
I hennl it nt Iho fours.
1 watched hnr hor wny hhn won.
Iloncnlh tho iniimiir nk v i
With every hiwzo was sultry- Mont
"A-eoinin' through tlm tyo !"
And oh, tll'ii(lil I. miii'l tho (,'i.iin,
Itanonth Uin mlnnt hIiii-m,
W'h it liliis 'twniil I ho to proro tlm strain,
Anil kim hor nt. Iho Imn
'. ). Slrrmitn in Outing.
FINDING A HOME.
"I (oil you what 'tin Henrietta, l in
a-goln' to speak my ininil fur once hi
my life, if I never speak ag'itt," an
nounced Miss Matilda Fennil, as she
briskly liit oil thu thread w i c 1 1 w hich
she was busting a flounce on 11 skirt of
pearl gray cloth.
.Miss Matilda looked an severely in
dignant ut was compatible with Iut
plump, milil face, which was still fair
to look upon in spitn of her "thirly
oild" years; wliilo her sister in-law,
Mrs. Henrietta, looked supremely in
different to w hntcver she might havu
Mrs. Fennil was .piito tins antipodes
of her sister-in-law. being a showy
brunette, with eyes that could look de
murely coquettish, or spitefully scorn
ful, according to her mood.
"You're a-doin' wmng, Henrietta,
an' you know it," went on Miss Matil
da, "a-1 akin' up with this here strang
er man, an' aeshilly goin' to marry
him, when you've been promised an'
you know you have to Nat Xorroway
fur the last two year."
"Oh, indeed!" sniffed the widow.
"Mebbo you kin console Vat yourself,
seein' you're ho anxious to take up fur
"It's a burning shame' so 'tis," con
tinued Miss Matilda, without noticing
the interruption. "An' him way off
in Maine, or Floridy, or some o' them
Western States, where there's Indians
and bears, a-diggin' an'a-delvin' in tho
mines, to git money enough to marry
you. You'd orter be ashamed!"
"Indians an' bears! a-diggin' an'
delvln' te-he!" tittered Mrs. Fenail,
nggravaHngly. "Thank you, Tilda. 1
ain't a-goin' to marry an Indian nor
a bear, neither!''
"Now you know I never said nothin'
of the kind," protested Tihhi, indig
nantly. "1 said Sut was a-diggiit' in
tho mines, an' so he is; an' here you're
n-goin' to marry this Mr. What's-hi.---name
'I I is name is Mr. Theocrastus Holle
ville," snapped tho widow, tartly; an'
if you've got any more to say agi'ii
him, yon kin go some'rs else to say it!
This is my home, an' if you don't like
my doin's, yen needn't stay under my
rulf an ther day longer. I've give you
a home here ever since doe died, an' 1
ain't n-goiu' to put up with no preach
in' from you!"
"I've done my sheer o' the work,
Henrietta," said MiiS Tilda, mildly,
while a suspicion of tears started in
her gray eyes, "an I think I've earned
my vittlesnml clothes; but if you don't
want me any 1 nger, I kin go."
"You'd have to go sooner or later,
anyhow," said the widow, slightly
mollified by her sister-in-law's pacillc
tones. "Taiu't no ways likely Theo
crastus would want to be saddled with
a poor relation at the very start. As
for marryin' him, Fin a-doin' the best
1 kin for myself. He's just lmitght
the nicest house in town, an' furnished
it complete, from garret to suller: and
lallusdid want to live in town. 'Tain'i
no ways likely Nat'll ever make a for
chin' out in the mines, anyhow. An'
as I said before, when 1 marry Theo
crastus, you'll hev to find another
home; an you might as well bo a-look-iii'
out fur it now."
Miss Matilda finished sewing the
llounee on the pearl-gray cloth, which
was to be the widow's wedding dress,
and then betook herself to her own
room to have a good cry, and think
over her future prospects.
Finding another home was easier
said than done, and Miss Matilda was
naturally of a timid, retiring disposi
tion, notwithstanding the bold manner
in which she had "spoken hor mind"
on the present occasion.
But she was not to be left long to
her own meditations, for Mrs. Henri
etta Fennil was not ubovo asking a
favor of her sister-in-law, though the
had as good as turned her out of the
house half an hour before.
.'I waut you to go with ine to see
the house, Tilda," she explained, trip
ping into the room, in her leH dross
and a hat bristling with ostrich plumes.
"Theocrastus wanted mo tomioot him
and )ok over it, to sen if it suits me;
and of course it wouldn't bo proper for
mo to go alone."
And Miss Matilda obligingly donned
her black-and-white shawl-and her old
fashioned hat, and accompanied her
sister-in-law on her tour of inspection.
Mr. Theocrastus llelleville was a
newcomer in tho little village of Crab
Orchard, but his recent purchase of a
handsomo house, and his apparently
ample supply of money, were siiHicie.it
passports to the widow's favor, 'ind
the wooing spud on rapidly.
The house was a substantial brick,
handsomely finished, with velvet'ltang-ing-,
a dado, hand-painted panels and
The doors woro covered with cush
iony carpets, tho windows hung with
hnndjomu curtains, t ho-mantles cover
ed with velvet lambrequins.
Mrs. Fennil wasipiite satisfied.
"And now the cage is ready, when
ran 1 claim the bird?" whispered
Theocrastus, tenderly, todhe widow,
while Mi.-s Matilda sat at the further
end of the room, looking forlornly out
of the window. "Why no' light aw ay
-to-morrow':1" persisted the anxious
The widow looked modestly reluct
ant, but dually allowed herself to be
persuaded, and tint iimrrow was set,
for the wedding day, when suddenly
the h ill door was thrown open, and
Nat Xorroway strode imperiously'into
The widow uttered a little scream,
and clung to the arm of her lover, who
looked as if he hal seen a ghost.
Nat stared coldly at tlcm for a mo
ment. "So it is true. Slippery I Silt, he said
at last. "And you have betrayed my
trust and stolen my promised wife. 1
wish you joy of your prize," he added,
"What doyou mean, Mr. Norrnway V"
cried tin? widow, in alarm. "This
gentleman is Mr. Theocrastus liulle
ville. And what do you mean by
coming into his house in this way'"
"Mr. Tin Drills! in Jlrli (;( and it is
house?" retorted Nat, contempt imusly.
" J his it i limit, as you call him, is
Mr. William Suggs alias .s7i Itill,
and this house is miw. 1 employed
hini as my agent to purchase it for me
before I was aware of his real charac
ter." The widow dropped her suitor's
nrm, and sank on a velvot covered
sofa in strong hysterics.
Miss Matilda rushed to her assist
ance, while the (miM'irzt Theocrastus
took advantage of tho confusion and
i stole ignominiously away.
1'nder pretense of owning the house
himself, be had sought to marry the
widow, who was known to possess a
snug Mini of money herself.
"I'm glad Nat has forgave mo at
last, an' sort o' settled down, liko he
meant to stay," mined Mrs. Fennil to
herself, a few weeks later. "I.ut. 1
must git rid of Tilda. It's a little
troublesome to have her round every
time he comes."
And she took the first opportue'ty
to speak to her sister-in-law on iiie
I thought you was a-goin' to look
fur another home, Tilda," she began.
"Hev you found one yet V"
"Y yei," said Miss Matilda, hesitat
ingly. "I'.ut "
"Why don't you go to it, then?"
cried Mrs. I'ennil, sharply. "1 don't
r.eed you any more; an' if 1 marry
Nat, as 1 s'pose I shill, io won't be
likely to want you round."
"Oh, Henrietta!" cried Miss Matilda,
turning very red. "1 I didn't like to
tell you, but Nat has asked me to mar
ry him, and "
Hang! went the door. The widow
had lied to her own room; and, much
distressed, yet with a thrill of happi
ness at her heart. Miss Matilda made
the simple preparations for her wed
ding. Thete was a ipiiet ceremony that
evening at the little country parsonage
no wedding feasts, nor preseuts nor
invited guests. l!ut the newly-married
couple who issued therefrom felt a
serene contentment with their lot.
And Miss Matilda had found her
home. lit liii W hi I m u I'lurk.
(nite a Surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. IVterby have been
married seveial years. They live very
peacefully, as is usual with married
folks, but occasionally they have a
"That was not a nice way to treat
me. To-day was my birthday and you
did not surpriie me witli a present.
F.very year since we have known each
other you have given m-f a present on
my birthday, and 1 counted on your
doing it this time."
Hut. my dear, where would there
have been any surprise if I had made
you a present'!1 I didn't give yon any
thing on purpose so that you might
enjoy a surprise."- tsiftinytt.
How a Itronze is fast.
To make tho matter clear I will sup
pose that one of the first artists of the
day has modeled a statue which is to
bo cast in bronze. Tho statuols a
seated femalo figure, half draped. She
has baro feet and raised anus. The
drapery Is full of narrow deep folds
designed to show and emphasi.e th
movement of tho liguro. The status
Is cast in plaster as soon as tho model
In clay is linished and is bunded over
to a bron.o founder "art founder" he
will probably stylo himself.
The first thing he will do will bn to
cut olT tho arms, because it is so much
easier to mold them separately. Then
ho will probably cut off the body at
the line of thu drapery, then ho will
likely enough cut off the plinth. All
these pieces he will mold and cast, sep.
arately. They havo to be then cleaned
up with chisels, punches and liles k
remove tho lines left on them by th'
seams of the mold, the latter having
been made of many pii cos lilted to each
other in tho same way as piece molds
are made in plaster. The seams left
on plaster cast by these l.itt'T are famil
iar to every one. If there has been
deeper intricate under cutting in any
pari, as in the h.rr, the ears, or the
drapery, probably this has been ipiietly
tilled ill by the foltll b-r -to the iim
t met ion of the artists work in order
that il. may lie easier to mold. I
know of one instance in particular
where a very imporlaut national mon
ument was so treated, to the disgii.it
of artist -i. The nation was none the
wiser. Allthc-o pieces having been
cist and scraped up must now be put
together. This is done parity by
means of screws and rivet , partly by
raising the parts together a' cording
to circumstances. These joints have
then to be worked over with punches
and liles, in ord r that the exact linn
of jointure may be concealed; indeed,
it. is often requisite to work over sever
al inches on either silo to effect
this purpose. Sometimes what be
tween the lines of tho mold that have
to be worked over, there is but little
left of the Munich of the original artist.
lui'jlixli lliislrnlnl Miitn;iiie.
.Miisiou of the False IVopliel.
The term "Mahdi" is approximately
translated "Messiah." The Mahdi'a
heaven imposed mission is neither na
tional nor political, but religious. The
territory which he claims and tho peo
ple whose allegiance he demands are
limited solely by his geographical Ig
norance, lather he is the looked-for
spiritual head of the whole world, who
is to unite all nations under an Islam
puriiled of its existing abuses or he is
nothing. Ho is either the Messiah
which was to come or an
imposjer. Avoiding a moro exact
parallel, which might seem ir
reverent, an attempt to ne
gotiate with such a leader might be
compared to an offer made by the Mo
hammedan leader to I'eter the Hermit
of the crown of Franks if he would re
frain from prosecuting tho Crusades.
The Mahdi's ahfis repeated in innu
merable proclamations are to drive
those who refuse to rccogni.o his di
vine mission into the sea, to be pro
claimed in tho holy city of Mecca, and
to destroy the false Caliphate at Stain
boul. He is eipially hostile to thu Su
noussi, the Sultan, A raid, and Mr.
liliuit. His only adherents are those
who will take the sword and kill all
who refuse his faith throughout the
world. He is the successor of numer
ous impostors who, not having the for
tune to bo opposed by Hritish states
men, have failed to achieve equal pres
tige. Hefeat alone can destroy that
prestige. Lorn tun Tinas.
The American Fireside.
An American woman is lecturing in
F.ngland on marriage, doinestic habits
and kindred subjects. Her idea of lire
side bliss is illustrated by an ideal pict
ure of a roy room with a pretty
mother seated in it, equally pretty
children and a cat and dog playing
about. Fntcr to these the husband,
tired but happy, lie throws himsell
into an easy chair, in altitude of care
less repose, which he completes by
placing his feet in his wife's lap. With
her usual guilelessness and faith
in what they are told coiiccrniu"
American affairs, the I'.nglish who un
f irtunately hear this lecture will hence
forth stubbornly believe that all Amer
ican husbands are in the habit of rest
themselves with their feet in theii
wives' laps. I uitimiupnlix Jtniniu.
Time to Think it Over.
"It is mv unalterable decision.
Clara." ho said firmly; "I cannot walk
on the avenue with you if that poodle
is to accompany us. You must choost
between bun and me. It rests with
you. Clara, if our engagement shall bi
"Oh, Oeorge!" the girl replied, and
her face assumed an ashen hue; "this
is all so sudden. Yon must give me
time to think it over. One week,
Oeorgc, and you shall have youi
T1IK AXTIQUK SUN DIAL.
Timo-keeper Usrrl by Na
tions of AntiiUity.
Many of Thorn Still Manufactured Tho
History of Sun Dials.
On the sidewalk in front of tho storo
of an optician and a dealer in astro
nomical instruments in upper Broad
way stands a sun dial. "Clocks and
j watches have, of course, supplanted
' sun dials entirely as time keepers," the
optician said, "but many are bought
by gentlemen owning country si'iits to
adorn their grounds, and others by
j colleges ami seminaries for purposes
I of instruction. Many of them can be
found on places along the Hudson, and,
in fact, almost anywhere in the neigh
borhood of New York city. They are
made of marble with brass gnomon
the shaft which casts the shadow -or
entirely of brass, which becomes bronz
ed by age. The divisions on the dial
must be adapted to the latitude of the
place where the instrument is set up.
In order to construct a dial thu maker
should have an acquaintancM with some
of the simple doctrines of astronomy,
with the elements of geometry, and
plane and spherical trigonometry. The
use of the instrument is readily learn
ed. 11 can be set up in various posi
tions, vert ical, horiniital, declining, or
inclining. It may also be said that
there are human sun dials, asthe in
telligent farmer, by noting his shadow
cast by the sun, can readily tell the
hour of thu day.
"Thu dale of tho invention of tho
sun dial is unknown, but, the earliest
mention of it is in the liilile, in Second
Chronicles, thirty -second chapter,
twenty-fourth verse, where it is re
corded that He.ekiali was sick and
prayed unto the Lord, and received in
answer a sign, which is particularly
described in Isaiah, thirtv-eighih chap
ter, eighth verse, as follows: 'I'.chold,
1 will bring again the shadow of the
degrees which is gone down in tho sun
dial of Aha, ten degrees backward. So
the sun returned ten degrees, by which
degrees it was gone down.' Seven
hundred years before tho Christian
era the Chaldeans, among the earliest
astronomers, divided the day into six
ty parts in some manner, but the first
sun dial used by thoin was thu hemi
cyelo er huniisphcro made by Herosus,
who lived about oil) H. C. This prim
itive instrument consisted of a concave
hemisphere placod horizontally in an
open space, with the concavity toward
the zenith. A small globe was sus
pended, or tlxod in any way at its cen
tre, and tho shadow- marked thu sun's
daily (light by means of regular lines
upon tlu-dial. It is highly probable
that all tho nation i of antiquity used
sun dials, but none has been found in
Kgypt, although they may bo buried in
tho ruins of tho cities. However, it
seems to bo unquestionable that the
obelisks wero intended as gnomons,
and that their shadows told the hour
of tho day with sufficient correctness
to tho inhabitants of ancient Kgypt.
The circle of Osymandius, an F.gyptian
astronomer, might have determined
the aimuths of tho heavenly bodies
lind thereby have told the hour of tho
tlay or night. In Home the sun dial
was seen for tho first time about 'J'.'it
H. ('., one having been captured from
thu Samnites, and in ,lil li. C. Valeri
us Messala placed in the forum a dial
which he had taken at Ca:ania. Tho
Arabians acquired thu sun dial from
tho IS reeks, and were euihusiatic stu
dents of astronomy and mathematics.
There is in the Hritish Museum a i om
bination of four dials called the dials
of t'lnedriis. They are traced on a
single block of penteliqiie marble, and
they dale from the second or third
century of the Christian era. They
were part of Mm spoils of Lord Klgen.
-1 tut. it would take too long to de
tail the entire history of the sun dial.
As 1 said before, it was most probably
used by all nations of antiquity, and is
in some countries utilized to this day;
and considering the uso the average
individual or even nation makes of the
time. 1 am not prepared to say that
the sun dial is not a good enough
timepiece yet." A'i ' l" nmm.
Will In Ketired F.nly.
How innocently unfortunate is the
utter frankness of childhood. Young
Orotund IMsarte.thcdram itio reader
was taking tea, on invitation, with the
family, and in the evening favored tho
guests with a few of his most startl
ing recitations. He was approached
by the midget of the family, a fairy in
looks, but. with an early development
"Now, I know why you talk so loud
when you speak pieces," she said to
"And why, my dear?" with a little
patronizing stroke of the golden hair.
''Cause you'er a Helloweuiionist .
ma aaid so."
That child will be put. to bed early
fterthis. -lliiitfiml W,
Where the Obi S lues go To.
It has long been known by many
persons what became of the old tin
cans which aro picked up throughout
tho city anil aro carried away in wag
ons, but it has only recently been dis
covered to what uso tho old shoes are
put. Occasionally wagons go through
the city, nnd return toward New York
heavily laden with old shoes and boots
those that havo been thrown away
as worthless. It Is quito an industry
in New York gathering these, and they
aro said to be worth live cents each.
Tho foreman of a wall-paper factory
in the city mentioned says that differ
ent prices aro paid fur different grades
of leather, and that a pair of calfskin
boots will bring fifteen cents. Tho
boots and shoes aro first soaked in sev
eral waters to get the dirt off thein.
Then the nails and threads are re
moved and the leather is ground into
a line pulp ready for use. The em
bossed leather paperiugs which have
come into fashion lately, as well asthe
stamped leather (ire screen, are really
nothing but thick paper covered with
a layer of this line pressed leather pulp.
The foreman of the factory to which
the reference is made says that the
finer the quality of the leather the bet
ter it takes the bronze and old gold
and other expensive colon in the de
signs painted on them. Fashintiablu
people think they are going a way back
to uiedi.eval times when they have the
walls of their libraries and dining
rooms covered w ith embossed leather.
They don't know that, the shoes and
I Is which their neighbors threw in
to the ash-barrel a mouth before form
tin.1 beautiful ma'crial on their walls
and on the screens which protect their
eyes from the lire. Many other trades
use old shoes and boots, and the tops
of carriages are largely made of them
ground up and pressed into sheets.
Hook-binders use them in making the
cheaper forms of leather bindings, ami
the new style of leather frames with
leather mats in them are entirely made
of tho cast off covering of the feet.
There is very little wasted in this
world. A' irmli (.Y. Y.) full.
The Tower of Seienre.
When I.ord Randolph Chur-hill was
in Hombiiy a little time since, he visit
ed, among other places of interest in
thu surrounding neighborhood, the
towers of science. As a result of this
visit the following comments are to be
found inscribed in the visitors' book,
with the noble lord's signature at the
"At tho request of the secretary of
the I'arsee I'u'iehayet, I allow myself
to express the opinion that funeral ob
sequies conducted in accordance with
the teachings and precepts of Zoroas
ter, as they have been explained to mo.
though peculiar to a comparatively
limited number of the inhabitants of
this earth, and undoubtedly novel to
tho stranger from the west, are entire
ly agreeable to tho principals of a pure
religion, and may bo and are ingeni
ously and powerfully supported by
physiological science and experience."
Tho I'arsees, who aro a very active
and rich class in Bombay, will no
doubt feel Mattered that their practice
of exposing their dead on the towers,
to be eaten by vultures according to
tho Zoroastrian belie, I, should be thus
favorably regarded by one so well
known in the poliCcal world of (he
western island with which their great
empire is associated. The practicehas
certainly much to recommend it in a
tropical country; it is cheap, cleanly,
and exceedingly expeditious. Men,
women, and children are put into sepa
rate divisions, on the top of tho towers;
but their bones, those of t ho rich and
poor alike, mingle in the well below, in
to which they disappear in the course ol
time. I.ord llandolph Churchill, bki
many another Kuropcan visitor, may
have fell the towers a rather gloomy ate
repugnant sight; but the trouble of a
journey to them is more than repaid by
the magnificent view to be had fnui
the terrace in trout of them of Houihay
and the Indian ocean, LoiHim W'uiit
The l.iislcr of I'eiirls.
Pearls deteriorate by age, contact
with acids, pas and noxious vapors ol
alt sorts. This is especially Hue id
pierced pearls. Various means for re
storing them have lieeii tried, but ex
perience shows them to be useless.
The best way to preserve pearls is tc
wipe them with clean linen cloth aftet
being worn and deposit them, w rapped
in linen, in a dosed box or casket. A
leading importer of pearls advises that
pearl necklaces, which aro liable to de
teriorate by coming in contact Witt
the skin, bo rest rung once a year.es
drawing the silk thread out and in
through the pierced parts tends t
cleanse the pearls. In Cey lon, we are
assured on fairly good authority, that
wdien it ii desired to restore the luster
to Oriental pearls the pearls are allow
ed to be swallowed by chickens. The
fowls with this precious diet aro then
killed and the pearls regained In a wbitt
and lustrous state.
COMMON SKXSE IN HATING.
A Matter in Which Everyone
A Lady Subsisting on tho Juices of Fruits
Tho Eoal Cause of Old Ago.
Thero is at this timo so much con
llicting ndvico as to what we ought to
eat, those who are disposed to live on
hygienic principles aro pretty nearly
put to their wits ends to know just
what course to pursue. Some ono
finds himself benefitted by a particular
method of living, and forgetting how
much idiosyncrasy thero is in theso
matters bo will at once advise every
body to follow bis example. One
would have us abandon all meals,
others would live almost exclusively
on various prcpara ions of the cereals,
still another would hae us live wholly
on fruits. A late very interesting
case has lnvn related, with tho name
of the lady, place of residence, etc., in
the state of Connecticut, who has vir
tually eaten nothing for four years
Huring this time , slu; h.n subsisted
wholly on the juices of fruits taken in
such scanty quantities as to be almost
inappreciable. "Physicians have stud
ied thu case and havo all alike been
puzzled and routed in I heir efforts t.i
master jr." A reporter of thu .V "
li'irm A'i'c, went to .-.ec the lady, ex
pecting to lind her as Ihiu as a shadow
and as bloodless us a luruip; bat ho
found her the pii ture of health. As
he expressed it: "Miglitly past middle
age, she seemed, indeed, a lino speci
men of the rugged old-fashioned New
Kngland woman, used to out-door ex
ercise and younger in reality than the
average woman half a score years her
junior. Her eyes sparkled and the
Hush of her cheek seemed the tint of
perfect health." Previous to adopting
the peculiar diet deicribe I this lady
had been a terrible sufferer from dys
pepsia, but it seems that she has re.
covered her health. Now, il w ould
not be strange if it school of philoso
phers should arise who would advise
us all to drop a mixel diet an I live
wholly upon fruits. At h ast, such ad
vice would not he stranger than that
given by W. O. Mawson in a scientific
Knglish periodical called A' )'' i.e.
I'nder the head of "The Possible Sus
pension of Old Age," Mr. Mawson
says. -That the real change which pro
duces old age is, in truth, nothing more
or less than the slow but steady accu
mulation of calcareous matter through
out tho syslem." The arteries become
ossified, the heart's valves become car
tilaginous, and all the living processes
become obstructed by the aeoiiisiula- .
Hon of earthy matters. Well, what !
would Mr. H.iwson havens do to avoid
this accumulation of calcareous matter !
ia the system ? According to his ad-
vico we should ascertain w hat articles ;
of food contain the most of earthy salts i
and avoid them. He says the cereals!
have been found to be the richest in I
earthy salts and that therefore, broad j
Itself, the so-called st (IT of life, unless j
used in great moderation, favors the j
deposition of these salts in the sys- .
tern. "The more nitrogenous our j
food," this authority (ells us, "the
greater its percentage in calcareous j
matter." lie thinks that, fruit from,
its lack of nitrogen is bdt adapted for I
suspending ossilie deposits. Old unit-.
ton and beef contain a large quantity
of earthy matter, and be would have j
us consequently use m ire freely of j
lish and poultry and of young motion
and veal, forgetting apparently that'
the experiments t ried on the .stomach
of St. Martin have led us to believe ,
that land' and veal are much more dif- j
licult to dn.'cst than old mutton or!
beef Which are, indeed, plefeiable in;
that respect to poultry and many kinds
of lish. lie Would have in dunk dis
tilled water because ordinary water
has tho earthy .-.alts! He turther a Ivi
ses us to take daily two or llinc torn
biers full of distilled water with tenor
fifteen drops of diluted ph-s b 'l ie ;
acid in each glassful to retard the do- '
velopmeut of old ago. --'.,', .!.. (- ;
Smoking Anioiii: the Puritans.
The early settlers of the Plymouth j
Colony wore greatly addicted to siuok j
ing, which praelico Hil.noqiicntly bo.
came so common that i!ie weed was
smoked in church dm iiil' service. This I
custom, it seems, soon caused consider- I
able annoyance, as the exercises w ere
greatly disturbed by the clicking of
llints and steel tolifjld, their pipes, and
( bul ls uf smoke in the church. Hence,
in liiii1.', the colony passed this la w:
"It is enacted that any person or per
sous that shall be found smakimr to
bacco on III" Lord's day, going to or
coming I mm ins-lings, within two
miles of the meeting lioime, shall pay
twelve pence for every such fault."
I'nder this law wero lined Hichnrd
IJerry, .lededia'i Lombard, lieujainin
Lombard, and .lames Maker for smok
ing tobacco iit tho end of the Yar
mouth meet itc-'iouso on the Lord's
day.-yof, ; fayisL-r.
The Life of Seng.
1-i then anything nn earth,
Will re lite -trtno-l aro not ilrne -
Hall io li i hle in its liiilli,
Or so sine ol death, in Snn;?
Frailer liliissiim never (row,
IVitcl to, the .iiiuoiior tain;
Lighter inoet never Hew
s-'!iroi y eoino ere e,,n,. n";aiii!
t hiMiea, ulioeha-o luitloi Ibui,
May pni'.-ini it. In nnd fro,
l.ilile nmi Is who -iKh, "Hoi;;!,.!,.,"'
May io'line it, l it die-;
l.nltii i- ilei-a In no II In-lung
(.tll'IT I. il'o limn Sol e.
There i- nitlleii mi Iho ra'lii,
i i a- -ti many things are .strong
lla',1 s'j niii'.li'y in ils tiirih,
.:i I -.1 si, it nt life, lis Smii..
Novel I'llio nil tiMHllit.illl llillt
the tleill lelholt iloli.-s-
No or i a!o in his llihi
Si'.n- uilli such ine! ititiii-l e-,es'
( 'ulHilel,, . , iht, !cs down,
'I ilillk till I if ll'l I'O I'll, .'"I J
Hal il s -ti;: j,-ii Mie lliein not,
I i'l.e ili-.lno - their 'i ilk telciMU!
Noihill.' 1- lene lhi"
litll llin liln i, .-.ii-'
H. II. SI, .,.! r.l.
Ill moi:oi s.
The fiery charger the led headed
.Man is like a pota'n never sure
when he will g'l "into led, water."
The Finpre.-i of ustriu owns a
circus, but i.n-il otherwise it showy
Soineoii" wants (o know if a bee is
:iii"iy l "ii il -' III::.'. We are not
sin,; abn.it thol.ee. but the victim is.
'I'll : lliis-ian pivsi i said to be i!) a
dying coii'!:1i"ii. T!r- ty -pc-fouiidrii t
find it impos-ible I i keep up with the
demand for k's and j's.
The w-.y to sleep," says a scientist,
"is to think of noihing." Hut this is
a mi -take. The w ay to sleep is to
think it is time to get up.
I.lllle :-: I only child i "I'm si
glad, lii iiniii I, I don't live all the tiuu
at grandma' ." .Mamma "Why, toy
dear?" Little t:irl "Wi II. it must 1 1
io dull there wiih-uit inc."
1 Ii:;-... .!", ;!. tl . -1 1 e. I lan , lit
s, m, .-l:ni - v li: ihleliil .! ti
hen it il'l-is nil the iilelier's iiii-c,
lii-lclo Iiie I es O.' ullOMl
'J'en neeiioi -I I'- emit lle-it lirei
u an ti-, a nl ejni'iii.
A girl with high tied slioos.snrround
t'd by springs umhr watered silk, it
,'atarai-t in her eye, waterfall on lu r
hea l and a notion in her brain, is in
great danger of drowning.
Hefore they are married she will
carefully turn down his coil iol!ar
wlu n i' awry, but afterward she'll jerk
it down into position a il she was
throw ing a door mat, out ol tl"s win
low. s M'.
l'.-h,.l,l the i.r.-.Hi -rinder,
I I, . II. :-t all i - ii ' 1 1 V oi lil .
1 1 - lie.-.: '- a ! n.iliih r
l ) :,'. i;,:i's fine an I sa.l;
I 'I I ii.i n i- e.its' s el t . i i 1 1 1 1 . r
M , !a. -i lo
I ,i ., I, l!:e - in loll :tiiliu
I i li:.- .1, i, nes, .1.-.- . alj-l Hi t.'.
Paid lu the Private,
The Haltimore ' revives the f.d
lowing story of F.I his Howe, the if.
ventor of sewing machines:
At th" outbreak of the war, win-:
lie was a millionaire, he onl.sb' l as 1
private to sh w his patriotism and in
dependence. M mey grew scarce, an !
his regiment, wnioh was sent South,
was ieli unpaid for three mouths. At
the end of Ilia' time II owe, in hi
private'.-, uniform, one day enter"'!
(he ulli if the ipiaricriiiaslet ai;.'-
ado'l when the soldiers of the re;j;;
incut Wore to be paid.
-I il.'ii'i know," replied the qiiarl-i-master.
"Well, how much is nwed Mum.-''
blandly a -hod the private.
" li.it ii th i to you'.'" said the
st. .nl. coper, with a look of surp. ise.
oh. nothing," said Howe, noueha
lalillv ; "if you'll figure out t he iiinoiiN'
I'll lov e y mi my t heck for the vvlmi
-Who are you .-" ga q-d the quarter
-I'.lius Howe, and my check is goo,'
for the pay of the entire army."
The quartermaster made out hi!
bills, and Howe nine binl his chcl;
for thro" in 'iilhs' pay for his regiment.
The g 'Vi in nont uitcrvvurd reimburs
A (.'nnd Hetisou.
"No. gentlemen." exclaimed amid
dle-agcd niiin, who was talking to f
crowd ou Austin avenue, "nothing in
the world could induce me to allow
one of my childien to outer a scion
mom, for the reason 'hat "
"V ,ni hire a teacher to como to tin
house," interrupted ono of the crowd.'
"No, it's not that. It's because "
"They are t'-o sickly logo to school.'
exclaimed another, excitedly.
"No, that's not the reason, either
No child of mine shall over attend
"Hecause you don't want them tc
be smarter than their daddy."
"No, gentlemen, the reason Is be
cause I've not got any children."
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