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To II i m Who Waits.
Many a castln I've built in Spain,
With turrets and domes that wero passing
But the first wild strm of wind nnd rain
Has proved mo my castles wero mado of air.
Many a fleet I have sent to sea,
Freighted with hojos and nmbitions bright;
."Never a shin has conm back to nie,
Though I luivo watched for them long by
day and night.
Sut I sometime think there will come a day
When my heart's fond wishes I shall attain
When walled and towered in grand array,
Shall stand secure my castles in Spain.
And I look to see the sunret's glow,
As it reddens the ocean miles on mdes,
Shine on the hips thatfailel 'ongngo
My chips coming back from the Fortunate
Edith Se.sions Tupper.
The Confederate's Kuse.
BY JeMIN n TABB.
I was tho Inst of the forlunnto few
that escape el fioui Point Lookout prison,
ho sail, in the fall of '64
Tho enchmuc known as tho Bull
Pen in which tho piisoners wero kept,
consisted ol a paling about 11 feet high,
with an outiido platform, not far from
tin; top, where thj sentiicls d iy and
niht wa kul tluir beat in sight of tho
Oi tlu eastern side of the camp was
th' Cuonpeakc; and here, i! wo k-.-pt
within musket range, wo cculd bathe
or li h at ary hour of tho day a privi
lege great 'y appreciated by those who
c( n'd .-land th j exertion.
. Pur smi:c it became a daily practice,
whenever the weather permitted tho
spoit, t tish in th) lorenoou ; and thii
we di I cither standing in the water,
som. ti:ii"s up to eur elbow or armpit",
or kitting on long-legged, cranc-!iko
tripod, whicli the mora iugeniom con-
ttived for themselves cut of pieces tf
cr:ip'ier-bo.T. I)iy after day wo would
venture out in tho Iroiling ma-hine;
and 1 havu since wondered, in thinking
of it, tlwt no c so of sunstroko ever oc
tu'red. Every morning large tubs of garbage
from tho c?ok-!iOya at'' slops from tho.
hospital-tenU v .re brought to tho
bench to bo emptied; and those who
happened to be bathing at tho time had
as iiiuf.li n tlu-y coul 1 do, in returning
to tho shor-.', to keep clear of the ti th.
To one of these "vessels of ign mi iy"
it wa that I oweel my escape. It
chance I in this way:
1 h :d waded out with my tishing
cioihcs on soiv.cwlnt further than usual,
when I saw a tub floating upside down
and drifting toward me. As soon a? it
was near enough, I watched my chance,
and, no ono observing me, dived and
got under it.
TIktj I was, like F.iUtiflin the buck
basket, with "the rankest compound of
villainou? smell that ever offended nos
tril." For a moment I thought I should
suffocate; and doubtless such might
have been my fate but for a bung-holo
in the side of the tub, which I fortu
nately discovered, and through which I
got enough light and fresh air to supply
my necessities. A my head was en
tirely out of the water, I had I ut to
turn my face to thii aperturo and follow
The weather being cool, tho batheis
that morning wero comparatively few;
but the beach was lined with groups of
prisoners, and why neither they nor the
sentinels saw mo, I havo never yet
Once out of muiket range, I wa safo
so long as I managed to keep my foot
ing. My fear was of stepping beyond
my depth, and so losing the tub; or cUe
of arousing suspicion by going too fast
for tho tide. It was necessary, there
fore, to move with precaution, and so
ilow was my progress for the fir-t two
miles that it took mo fully an hour or
more to lose sight of tho prison.' Even
then it was only at intervals that Idared
to peep out; and not until noon did I
finallv venture to doff tho tub and make
for the beach.
So weak and cramped and dizzy was
I when 1 got ashore, that all my remain
ing ttrength was cxhamted in dragging
on slowly across the sand to H19 ine
woods beyond. Once under the whis
pering tree", however, and stretcho I on
the sweet-. moiling, pine-tag carpet, I
fell fast asleep. Whoa I woke I did
not know wh:rc I was, nor whether the
sun, which v,n then quite low, was
ju.t using or setting.
Th greatly rc:rcshed by my hvo
h u s' rest, I was desperately hungry,
and the question now uppermost ii my
r. ind was of something to cat. 1 knew
lh.it the people in that part of St.
M-iry'd were, most of them, kindly dis
posed to the South, and that very night
br u ;ht a proof of it in the warm hos
p.tality extended to mo at a neighbor
) tho following morning I left this
retreat, not only relieved of my present
w.int, but provided with what would
supply my necessities for at least a
The adventure that closed my career
of danger is the only one, after I quitted
the coast that desemi to be men
tioned, I had been trave ing mostly on foot
ebco I mada my escape; and now, ater
many a todious delay, thero rcmainod
but ono critical step to bo taken to do
termino my fntc. A distar.co of ton or
twelve miles was before me and I ha I
to pass through tho village of to
reach my destination. For greater se
curity I was advhed to make this lait
stage of my journey by night, and by
no nvans to enter the village till dark,
as thero wero known to bo spies in tho
place always on tho alert.
At sunset, coming ia sight of tho set
tlement, I halted to rest and to soo
whero best to conceal myself whilo I
waited for night. '
Thero stood, a little to th) loft of the
road, a clump of thick evergreens, to
wiiich, as tho nearest retuge, I straight
way directed my course. Oa reaching
tho spot I was groatly assured to find it
a gruvcyaid. This, of all places, 1
thought, is tho one rao3t fortunate for
me; so, leaping tha low stono wall, I
procei del to examine the surroundings.
A family vault, in a crumbling condi
tin, boro tho nnmo of the village; nnd
some of tho tombs were of older date.
In ono special corner of tho cnclosuro
was a group of fresh gravo?, whero I
tcok it to bo that tho soldiers were
buried; and among these I noticed a
newer mound, whbh, from tho flowors
upon it, I thought had been raised that
I read tho inscriptions from tomb to
tomb till it got too dark to deciph r
them. Presently lights from tho di tant
houses began to appear; and I was jut
thinki.ig it time to go, when tho sound
of some vehiclo coming my way arrested
Listening in breathless supense, I
soon found that tho wheels were much
nearer th in I had supposed, the stcalthi
ness of tho approach alo.no having kept
mo from hearin them. Beforo I ha 1
timo to collect myelf, a cloie-covered
wagon stopped outside the wall, and I
saw two men got cautiously out of it
one to open tho gate, and the other to
lead the horie in. Tho time, the place,
tha mystcriciu approach everything
tended to agitato me, and I was on tho
point of taking to flight, when tho
truth flished upon m Proceeding at
once to tin new-made grave, tho rob
bers, each with a spade from the wagon,
began forthwith to remove the loose
earth, with a skill and rapility that
proved h-yond doubt their professional
It may bo imagined with what pro
found inlet i. st I watched their opera
tions. In les3 time than I had con
ceived it prsdb'o tho cclli i was raised,
and the body, ar und which thty threw
a long cloak, removed to tho wagon.
Tho work of rcli ling tho grave was
soon done; and hardly nn hour from the
time they came in the rascals were out
of the graveyard nnd on their way
homeward. Tho wagon had no sooner
turned from tho gate than I started to
There was no moon, and tha night
was dark; I ut, luckily for me, the vil
lains diovo slowly, and, though at some
distaaco behind the vehicle, I never lost
sight of it.
Whoa about half-way back to the vil
lage wo came to a stop; and I saw the
two men, to my great satisfaction, get
out at tho door of a public hou?e, leav
ing, meanwhile, tho cirt and its occu
pant alone in the road.
Jut as tha tavern door closed again I
quickened my pace, and, impelled by a
sulden inspiration, leaped forward and
into the cart.
There bolt upright against tho front
seat, sat the stolen corpse, a hat pulled
low down over tho face, while tho cloak
beforo mentioned completely enveloped
tho rest of the figure.
My purposo was, first, to remove the
corpse, and then, having put on the
clonk nnd hat, to take its place and
await what might happen.
I need not hav s hurried my task as I
did, for the men took their time. When
thoy came out at last, it was evident
that thoy had been drinking freely in
silc; and I saw with delight as they
entered tho wagon that one had a bottle
along with him to imbibe on the way.
Th"y resumed t! eir seats, ono on each
side of me, and wj started ngan.
Hitherto, I am inclined to believe,
not a word had been uttered upon the
road by cither of my companions; lut
tho alcohol doing its perilous work
they began to talk openly. I learned
now that it was not their intention to
stop in the village, but at a vacant home
six miles beyond; and this placo was, as
I further dhcovercd, within easy reach
of my own destination.
By the time we were fairly out of the
village the bottle had already twico been
produce J, with results that great y con
lirmod my hopes of the schemo I was
My comrades, soon in this maudlin
state, became silent and drowsy; and
ju-t here it was that my part began.
Very gently at first, nnd by slow de
gree', I inclined myself moro and more
to one side.
"Jim, you aro pushing this thing on
me," said my left-hand neighbor.
"Don't lean on it so."
Jim, with an effort, straightened hin:
self and tried to sit upright. It was
his turn next to complain of me, for I
i-raduilly s'oped my whole weight on
him till ho gap;d for breath.
"By George, it i3 you that aro shoving
it now! I'm almost smothered! Pull
up tho blamo thing, will you? ' ho cried,
"and don't let it slip over this sido
Denying the chargo with an oath, tho
other leaned over, and drew mo into
position. So ludicrous was it becoming
to me, that, but for tho stupefi d stato
of the ropus, I must have betrayed
myiclf. Tho geme, however, was not
yet done, and my sts kes in the issuo
wero far too great to allow it to stop.
Tho question was now of a second
I was projecting another descent upon
tho left Aving, whon, as if to anticipate
such a design, the enemy hemmed mo
n on both flanks; and thero 1 sat. pin
ioned between tho two, like a hand
A nudge of both elbows at once, on
the ribs of my sb.-eping guar Is, was a
shock that loosened their j iw-boncs,
and brought tho cold sweat to their
"What nrc you up to?" each ques
tioned tho other in a trcmulou voico.
"I didn't touch it," said Jim, in dis
"Tho deuce you didn't l" cxclaimod
tho other. "Don't tell mo a lie! Put
your hand uader tho cloak there, and
feel if tho muscles are drawn."
Jim moekly ob yod.
"Great Cjcar!" ho panted; "if tho
thincr ain't hot !'
' Hot?'' I yelled, tearing the cloak
apart; "You would bo too, if you wero
in ray place 1"
Tho two wretches cast but one look
at me, and then, tumbling bodily out
of tho wagon, took to their heel?.
That W;is tho last 1 saw of them.
The coast thu3 clear,! seiz sd tho reins
and drove rapidly on. Next morning
discovered me safo at home tho happy
possessor of a wagon and hire, the
spoils of the enemy. New York Inde
Missouri's Iron Mountain.
There havo been sold .from Iron
mountain 3,000,000 tons of ori say a
letter to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
But thero ii in sight today moro oro
than James Harrison saw when he came
hero forty -odd yeari ago and
figured out fortunes for himself aud as
Tho product exceeds 3,000,000 tonF.
Tho more exact figures aro 3,08), 000
tons. What docs this moan in dollars?
It is hard to say. But there has been
times when Iron mountain oro was
worth $10 50 a ton loaded upon
the cars. It is even remembered that
once a car load made up of picked oro
brought $15 a ton. This was an extra
lot wanted for some special work at
Peck ham's Kimmswick furnace, and it
brought an extra price. The bulk of
the product has gone at $9. 3 and $7,
with prices now ranging still lower.
Perhaps, for a rough estimate, $8 a ton
may be taken as a fair average. That
moans $25, 000,000 for tho product.
Early operation! were pri nitive. Tho
ore was picked up from the crst of tho
mountain in chunks, tiundled down the
mountain sido on tramway, and loaded
on tho cars ready for shipment. Pick
and shovel dislodged the masse3. Grav
ity furnished tho power, for tho loaded
car going down pulled tho empty one
up. That was picking up dollars. Ono
workman was good for six or eisrht tons
a day. Ore was worth $9 anel $10 a ton,
and 100 cars a day loft tho mountain for
There were periods when tho ship
ments wont over 1000 tons a day, and
every ton meant a $5 bill to tho stock
holders. A net income of $5000 a day!
A profit of $15, 000, 000 from $25,000,
000 gross income.
And yet hero star ds tho mountain to
day, reduced in size, scarred and fur
rowed and tunneled, with moro oro in
sir;ht than thero was in 1814.
Saved by the Telephone.
A ve ry peculiar accident rccontly hap
pened to Mr. Ttii3h Fay, a book-keepor
for Messrs. J. L. Danforthof Louisville,
Ky. About 8 o'clock ho entered tho
vault to secure somo paper, an 1 while
busily engaged there hii fellow book
keeper, not dreaming any one was in
side tho safe, threw tho combination,
entombing Mr. Fay. Tho latter gentle
man remained buried alive for somo
tim?, and, not being able to make him
self hor.rJ, was about giving up the
ghost when ho remembered the tele
phone was situated insid) tho. vault.
He telephone hu situation to tho Cen
tral Telephone Station, an! assi tanco
wa3 sent tho gentleman. It camo not
much too soon, for Mr. Fay was about
xhausted from tho stifling air in the
vault. Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Poor Bargain.
"Fvo jut midc such a bargain,
Charlie," wiid a young wife to her hus
band. "You know Snook's appetite
invigorator i; 2 centi a do3e. Well, I
bought 100 doses' for a dollar at a drug
sale down town."
"1 don't see any economy in that,"
answered her husband. "You'll have a
bigger appetite after taking the in
vigorator and eat more than ever."
"I never thou dit of that," sail the
bargain h'inter in a disconsolate tone,
1 D troit Fre.e Pross.
rfQ, tell me what's become of you, pretty
Little Nel'y Martin, with your golden
That glistened in the sunshine of the bright
unclouded morning, '
And was blown in fluffy ringlets by the
wil 1 plum-scentad air.
As yoa stood there in your "nighty" it wa
warm and nice in May, -
And shouted from your porch to mine: "I
beat you up today -ay-ay."
Like a baby saint you seem to me as I look
back with yearn ing.
Little Nellie Martin with your eyes so big
To the days when hearts were pure f nd clean
beneath our gingham aprons,
And the only bit of rivalry that came bei-
tween us two
Was in getting up o' mornings I can almost
hear you sy,
In that gay, triumphant voice of yours: "I
boat you up to lay-ay-ay !"
I wonder where I'd find you now, pretty
I wonder if your hair is yot that pretty
Is that baby love of ours by you, too, unfor-
Mayhap you have your little ones a-cling-ing
to your gown.
But, though you be n matron and your locks
be sprent with gray.
You're still the little girl that sung: ''I
beat you up toelay-aj'-ay !"
Whon little boyi or girls in Japan are
naughty and dhobediont they must bo
punished, of course; lut the punish
ment i very strange. Thero are very
small pieces of rice paper called raox i,
and these aro lighted with a mitch and
then put upon the fiagcr or hand or arm
of tho naughty child, and they burn a
spot on the tender skin that hurts very,
very much. Tho child screams with the
pain, and the re i-hot moxa sticks to
the skin for a morrnnt or two and then
goes out; but tho smarting burn re
minds the little child of his fault. St.
On fa Uo.ttx.
The single big sail of a catboat is pe
culiarly dangerous when she is running
dead before a fresh brecz Have you
ever noticed how she rolls whon i,i that
position? Well, any one of those down
ward lurches is liable to throw the end
of tho heavy boom so deep into a wave
that the boat is tipped up and capsiz?d
before you cau realize what is happen
ing. At tho same tim?, any one of
those upward lifts is liable to stand tho
boom on end alongside of the mast.
The sail whips around the tail stick in
the most maeldening fashion, the young
sailor in chargo of tho boat is unable to
regain control of it, and with tho
next hcavo of the sea or blast of
wir.el ovlT goes tho unmanageable craft,
leaving its occupants to swim for their
live. Again, the single salo of a cat
boat of any sizo is so powerful that its
sheet mut bo belayed with several
turns in order to secure it in a lively
breeze. While thin fastened it is very
likely to become jammed in the cleat,
in which case the result of a sudden
squall would be almost certain disaster.
A catboat is a fine, handy craft for
skilled boatmen, but I would as soon
givo an iucxpcricnced boy who had
never been on horseback in his life an
unbroken colt to ride as to put him in a
catboat. Harper's Young people.
Two nrav Little Girl.
Tiny and Trip, the two little coudns,
were up in tho luggy in Tmy's yard,
playing with their dollies. It was a
splendid place to play.
"I like to be up here so hi;h, out of
tho way of everything, don't you?"'
"Yes," replied Tiny, "it's ever so
nice. Nothing cau't get m up here, and
I ain't afrail of nothing."
"Nor I," said Trip. "If a bear should
com in at the gate, I should just sit
here and look at him, and laugh."
"So would I," added Tiny. "And
if a elephant come I in here, I would
tako tho whip, just so, and snap it at
him, just so, and say, 'Go 'long away,
you great old elephaut!' and wouldn't
he co just capering down tho road ?'
Then both the httlo girls laughed lou 1
and long, they felt so safo an I happy.
A few minutes after two cows camo
running along the road, and turned in
at tho gate. Tho gentle, o'd uioolcy
cows had found tho bars down whon
they came into their yard at uight, and
so had come out on the road to sec what
they could find.
When those two bravo little girls saw
those two cowi coming into their yard,
they just went to screwming as loud as
How they did shriok! You would
have supposed that a bear and an ele
phant were both after them at one..
Titiy's moth r ran out to the door,
and Trip's mother ran to her door, and
all tho neighbors ran to their doors.
And then they sw tho two little
screaming girls in the buggy, and a
man driving out tho two gentle old
cows that had frightened them so.
When the cows were gone, Trip and
Tiny climbed clown out of the buggy,
with very red faces, and went home,
Diving in Mediterranean Wat
ers for this Fibrous Material.
A Shrewd Austrian Professor
Grows Them Artificially.
In the Tunisian waters of the coast of
Africa tho sponge fishery is carried o:
most actively and profitably during th
months of D.-cember, January and Feb
ruary. Too late autumnal storms have
by that time cleared the sponges of the
seaweeds and other plants which con
cealed them. It is considered, calm
weather and a transparent sea being in
dispensable, that not more than forty -five
days can be counted upon each sea
son. The mon employed in the Tunis
ian sponge -fiihery are almost exclusively
Greeks or Sici'ians, and tho former are
found tho moro skilful. There are sev
eral modes of collecting sponges. They
are plucked with the hand by help of a
diving bell, they are harpooned, or they
aro dragged up with an instrument
which resembles the sort of drag used
whero there is a hard bottom, and tho
harpoon is tho instrument mainly em
ployed by sponge-fishers.
Tho Arabs go out in parties of five,
six or seven persons in a small boat.
Oce man holds the trident and watches
tho bottom of the sea, striking where
ho sees a sponge ; Lut tho Arabs are
rarely successful in a depth of more
than eight or ton metros. The method
of the Sicilians ii almost tho same ai
that of tho Arabs, except that their
boats take only two men, one to row
and tho other to strike. Tho Sicilians
fish in deeper water than the Arabs and
sccuro moro sponges than they, and of
a better quality. The Greeks who for
the mo3t part come from Kaiimno and
Syria are the chief employers of the drag.
But the great majority of these also
hold to tho trident which they U3e with
The island of Kaiimno, on the south
western coast of Asia Minor, between
Cos and Leros, contains a population of
about 12, 000, all tho adult males being
engaged in the sponge-fiihery. They
leave the island in May, and return in
September af tho latest. Tho islanders
of Kaiimno cxerciso their profession of
sponge-ii -hers off tho shores of the isl
ands of the kingdom of Greece, of the
southern Sporades, and specially of
Rhodes, of Crete, of tho wholo extent
of Syria, of the island of Ruad, and
finally of Tunis, where their vessels are
so large and so well manned that they
drive the Arabs ai d Sicilians complete
ly out of tho fbld. They tako the
sponges back to Kaiimno, where they
aro sold, tho council of the island con
stituting a court which decides all
differences between fiihermen, cap
tains, proprietors, merchants and
retail purchasers. The Kalimniotc3
usually fish at a depth of from fif
teen to twenty feet; below this there
aro no sponges which po?s?si any com
mercial value. The divers have to be
men of adult age and of great physical
strength; thoy can in no case remain
at the maximum depth of twenty feet
for more than two minutes. They
elect the good from among the bad
sponges by touch, tearing away those
whieh seem to be the best, and place
them in a pouch fastened round the
neck. Quite recently a new method has
been adopted, tho wearing of a water
tight diving dress, made of metal and
provided with glass windows; in this
dress men aro able to remain at tho bot
tom of the soa for two or three hours
and collect the sponges at their ease.
The Kalimniotc fiihermen are in the
habit of dividing tho sponges which
they sell into three classes those of
fine quality, tho3e which aro large in
size, and those which are inferior in
oualitv. Tho iiland possesses 200
Vessels engaged in this industry.
An industry in artificial sponges is in
progress of creation. M. Oscar Schmidt,
profossor at tho university of Gratz, in
Styria, has invented a method by which
pieces of living spongo aro broken off
and planted ia a favorablo spot. From
very small cuttings of this kind Pro
fessor Schmidt has obtained largo
sponges ia the course of three years and
at a very small expense. O jc of his ex
periments gave the result that the culti
vation of 4,000 sponges had not cost
moro than $45, including the interest
for three yean on the capital expended.
Tho Auitro-Hungarian government has
been so much struck with the importance
of thcie experiments that it has officially
authorized tho protection of this new
industry on the coast of Dal mat ia.
Chamber s Journal.
A Careful Borrower.
"I say, Fred, lend me a dollar, will
A dollar bill is produced. The bor
rower looks at it a moment thoughtful y,
and then exclaims:
"By the way, Fred, - just remem
bered that there are counterfeit one
dollar bills in circulation. To prevent
mistakes, suppose you take this back
and lend me a two instead. Thanks!
A fellow can never bo too c ireful ia
money matters, you know. So long!
see you later."- Boston Transcript.
"A new system of treating oystors ia
iow practised at Baltimore, by which
their value is very much increased,"
aid a large dealer to a New York Mail
md Express reporter. "Tho oysters
btaiacd from Tangier sound, Lynn
lavon, and the kind called scasido
yster3 are rather small, although in
closed in large shells. Theso oysters,
when dredged and brought to tho Balli
nore market, are sold there at about
ixty cents a basket, but when freshened
heir value is enhanced at least 150 per
cont. The manner of proceeding is
;c mo what diff rent from the common
practice of 'floating' oysteM, so much
in vogue in tho east
"The oysters aro transferred from tho
pungies onto tho decks of covered scows
that will each carry a deckload of about
600 bushels of oyster?. Tho scow3 aro
then lowered to a point in tho Patapsco
river where the water is quite shallow,
and then sunk by letting water through
a valvo ii tho hold. Tho scows r
left ia this position during two flood j
tides, when the water is pumped out
and they are then towod to the city
"ain. The change from the salt to the
fr sh water swclh tho oy3ter3 until what
were originally comparatively insignifi
cant oy3ters, worth but sixty cents a
bushel, become plump and luscious, fill
entirely their immense shclU and com
mand when put on tho market for sale
$1.50 to $1.75 per bushel. Two of the
largest packing houses in Baltimore are
engaged ii tlm business, keeping twelve
scows constantly employed. Tho whole
operation i3 uuder tho supervision of
ono man, who undertakes the freshen
ing for a consideration of ten cents a
budiel, the packing homo3, of course,
furnishing all the appliance.."
Coney Island Profits.
I picked up some information about
Coney Idand beer the other day, say3 a
reporter in the Brooklyn Citizen, my in
formant being tho superintendent of a
well-known restaurant. "I had charge,"
he said, "of a beer counter down at the
Island part of one summer, and really
think I learned how to sell more froth
and less beer for live cents than any
other man ia Iho bushes. F r every
keg of beer thit was tappel I had to
turn in $9 to the boss, and if I failed to
ao so lie aeaiicted tho dill jrence outOT"
my wages. That very seldom hipponed
though. Tiio beer co3t tlu bosi $Ja
ke. and I h ivo sold as much as $13
worth of beer from one keg; that meant
$4 for me, after I had settled with tho
boss. I liked to see a party come ia
and commence drinking ponioi of beer.
The usually got about a tablespoonful of
beer at the bottom of several inches of
froth, and it was word orful how the keg
would hold out. Then I had charge of
the lunch counter for a short timo and
did pretty well thjre. Tho b33 boujht
the leanest hams hi could get, averag
ing about twelve pounds each, and I
had to turn ia $10 for every ham. We
sold the sandwiches for ten cents, cut
ting the ham so thin you could almost
see through it, but then we had the
bread thick enough, and gave plenty of
mustard. I made out pretty well at that
work, but the beer counter paid me tho
best. What profit is made on a roll and
asau3age? You pay five cents for it,
and one-half of that ii profit."
Ribbon Enough to Girdle tho Earth.
Ribbon for trimmings is in greater
demand than ever, and an enormcui
length of silk ribbon is manufactured in
Passaic county, N. J., yearly. In Pat
crson alono is mado about 36. G75. 000
yards a year. This ii 110,025,00) feet,
or a littlo less than 22,731 miles. Tim
would reach from Washington to Java
and back. It is two and a half times
the di tanco to Canton, China, three
times the distanco to tho Cape of Good
Hope, and seven times acro3s tho ocean
from New York to England. Three
quarters of all tho ribbon mado in this
country is manufactured at Paterson,
and about one-tenth as much more is
imported. It is impossible to oitimato
how much is consumed in America, as a
consilcriblo quantity i3 exported, but a
careful calculation woul I perhaps make
it about 30. ( 0) miles a year, or consid
erably more than enough to put a silken
belt around the earth New York
A Magnificent Hothouse.
The first magnificent attempt at hot
hou;e building was that of Francis I. of
Austria in 1753 Thoy were in five
ranges, extending altogether to the
length of 1290 feet, many of them being
thirty feet high. Landscape gardening,
and tho adoption of tho English style,
rapidly spread into Frauce, Germany
and Russic after the year 1762. In tho
latter country thero are several magnifi
cent conservatories, only hurpased by
those of K -w, Chatsworth, and the Ro
dent's Park, London. The earliest
hothouses for tho cu tivation of limits
stem to havo been those of tho Duke of
Rutland, erected at Bolvoir, in 1705.
In modern times, tho best constructed
or most improved kitchen and forcing
gardens aro tho3C of her Majesty, at
Fragmore. The Royal Botanic Gardens
at Kew aro uncquiled in Europe, w'nle
those at Chatsworth, ' Eiton II-il. aud
Trcntham arc models of tasto and judg
ment. LNew icrK Luspaicn.
The Song of the Heart.
i es, I will sing you-a song tonight,
Since the theme you leave to me,
Tho sweetest and best, my heart's delight,
For the burden, dear, is of thee
And though short the song,
. The story is long
As a human life can bo.
For love is the best of all refrains,
The dearest the heart may hear,
And welcome as ever summer rains,
Descending the earth to cheer;
And the love 1 sing
Is the love I bring,
For my life, to thee, my dear!
This is the song of my heart tonight,
Its chambers with joy resound,
And warm and free is the mellow light
That falleth on all around.
Let thy blessing be,
Dearest heart, on me
Anl the love that we have fonnd.
All's fair in baso ball, even a foal.
The cheeky man is one of in ta! usu
An Arab's 'favorite musical instru
ment Tho loot.
Tho word pantaloonings ii coming
into mo among pantaloonatics.
None but a man who is well loaded
will attempt to shoot tho Rapiis.
Talk is cheap, unless you have jiut
eaten a philopona with young kdy
It is said that tho lawn order society
is responsiblo for tho 4 Keep off tho
Whilo reapiag machines havo robbed
the cradle, they have contributed con
siderable to the grave.
It i3 quita consist ont and proper for
tho seaside belles to com'o off tho bath
ing beach wringing wet.
"Hurrah! Hurrah !" cried thoBistoa
girl as tho ball p'.ayer slid to third.
"He has reached the tertiary period."
Tho man who went into an artificial
limb factory and asko I for twelve
inches, wanted a foot, but why didn't
he say so?
"I notice you never try to shine in
conversation, Bromley?"' "Well, no.
act i3, Darrington, it keeps mo busy
trying to conceal ray ignorance." ,
The bulldog sits at the garden gate,
His tail is short but his teeth are long;
Anel soon those(molars will grind and grate
When lha limbs ol UiopcddVer come along.
An old adage says that "courtesy
opens many doors." Yes, and lack of
courtesy leaves them opon. Won't
Bomebody invent a new adage that will
tell what will shut many doors?
As they do it in Boston Elderly lady
(to platform guard, at Boston and Al
bany station) "Which car do I want
to take?" Polite railroad man "You
will pardon mc, madam, for answering
your quostioa with another, but the so
lution of tho proposition depends, to a
somewhat broad extent, on where you
want to go.'
A Ball Fired Fourteen Miles.
Tho ever -increasing length of cannons
recently gavo rise to tho question as to
the length of tho longest piece of ord
nanco ever successfully fired. The sur-.
prising reply was, "Fourteen miles."
The term "ordnance" is taken to mean
anything that carries a proj ctilo and
the picco of ordnance in question is the
straight iron tube which conveys natural
gas from Murray ville to Pittsburg, Penn.
The projectile fired through this tuba
wai a large "gumball," which fitted
closely tho interior of the pipe. This
was inserted at the gas well and the gas
turned on in full force. The ball was
driven tho entire length of tho tube,
coming out at the further end in a
"few minutes." It thus appears that
the arts of peace may produce longer
guns than tho ait of war. Seaboard
The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Array was organized ia
London in the year 1805 by tho Rev.
William Booth, the pre?cnt General-in-Chief.
Ho was brought up in the
Church of England, converted among
tho Mcthodhts, and afterward became
a traveling preacher among them, and
labored as such until 1861, when he gavo
himself up with his wife to evangelistic
work. The army has divisions and di
visional headquarters in Sweden, Switz
erland, France, Germany, Afiica, India,.
Australia, Now Zjaland, Tasmania and
tho United States. Sixteen weekly
papers, each known as tho War Cry, aro
published in theso differont countries.
Their aggregate circulation is 26,000.
000 copies a year.
Irou Freight Cars.
A New York company is now mak
ing rai'road freight cars of iron, for
which many advantages are claimed.
It i'; s;iid that they are ILh'cr than
wood n cars, an i yet hav. a enpaci y of
G0.000 to 100,000 pounds of frei ht.
'lhe cot of rej air3 i claimed to bo
very li; ht, and when they h v. worn out
the material can still be sold for s-crap
iron. "This,'' he Manufacturers' Rec
ord ih'n'cs, "opens up tho possibility of
a lcw industry for the South. With
cheap iron of th) best quality at hand,
th South could no eloubt make iron cars
at a lower co t ihin any other p ace
iu the country."