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The. Wnyshle rump.
'.Slmkii hands ! " says tin- wayside pump
lti'Bt of friends on a summ.-r day.
Anil Bwi'oti'at talker you oyer knew,
Although, no iloulit, 'tis trim
He speaks through his nose in a narcloas way
1'lnit a'iiiiM make a pn-'isinii jump!
'Minks hands! " 11 tw lis nnn of oak
Ptri'ti'lii'K mil, us you draw n-iiigli!
All hi" ask In mi easy stroke,
To pour you mil, as i-.i.iotli us nnok,
A sweeter mvlar tlian y.iu i'oiiIiI Lay.
What! ilo yon doultt it.' only try!
Take that up from tin- rusly nail,
Hold il under tin1 Ktirjli lit; spout.
Well, how goes it, this Adam's air? -
I'litnp away : you oali'l pump him nut!
Hearts liko his weren't made to fail.
'J'liri-o full cupsr Ah! you need uol U 1
Whether you Ilk- him ill or well.
B he stands liy tlm dusty way
(lod'sown landlord and wniis lo sny:
"Drink your till ; there is naught to pay! "
Thirsty horses, with nostrils n idi',
rimiKfl thi'ir ln-ad in his mo'sy trough,
Drink, and erop from the em. 1 wi-li-ddti
A hunch of K-ni-s and thou n'liMeon.
And now tin" d'ep-t'liost.-d oxen conic,
And drain the trough at a single draught.
Thrlr great eyes gli.ai, though they an'
And thank the pump f"r lh- no-tar quaffed.
The smoking foam "n--.it !i tin- load of hay
Lovingly tuin tln-ir eys that wav -They
too shall drink, f.ir tin- axle swings,
And tin- outs'. n t -h'- l n. mis ki-s tin' cool,
Hwt-i-t stream from tic spout that springs
Ijikii a uiounlain hi ! in a ino-jsy I.
The farmer's dog with his loliin; tiiugirj
Laps ninl pants, till In- hips lii.i llll.
Then tin creaking wheels from tic rut arc
And lh" fragrant loud sways up th" hill.
Dir ohl w.-i v-i I ' frii-n-l.
Doing p.iod in thy line an I pla -i",
F ill of t'h'"-r us a goo I noni's fa--o,
O "rlIowng with i-iuipl irni -i
0 giving what -'or th m ha -t to spend,
Would that I wi-: at tnit- a niaa
As thou ait pump, -hi thy hu n I .l.-r plan
Out of my liand-i kin I i.-v, wm'-l '";
(lilt of my In-art 'i-t .no would II w:
liouful 111" all noiiris'i.-d lift- would gr nv;
And i-v'iy pilgrim with thii'-t oppn -:.
Would i:;..p to ,.w. in-' mid to I..- hh-si.
.llMI.S I'.I'lKUVM, ill Y 'lUh's C Hiip,oi,
THE CRUMBS OF DIVES.
HV J.lMi:s lltlKIMM.
Marion Wilbur 1 1 1 nut like In r first
month b experience us gov.-riu ss of
the Miss Pcrrins. Sin- was patron
ized, Sllllbbeil, looked doWII u i n 1 1 .
Even lu-r two young tiiiils treated
lmr like nn inferior. " l'ln y Minimi'
thi'ir favors ns Dives lltmr crumbs to
Laznru," thought Marion. 'I'lit' girl's
refined, Hi-lf-rt-s tiny; nature was
WUllllded. Sill- ll 111 IlllllOht lUlldc tip
her in i n 1 1 to return home, whether
asked to remain or not, nt tin- close of
her mouth's; probation- wlu-u sonic
tliiiiK liniiriit'il. SoiiH-tliiii- l'ri-iiii-iit-lv
linos hijijii'ii nt ctiti.-il mi nt f ill
Tlic i-bn-slintli'il stn-i ts i.f tin- i-itv of
New IIuvi-ii looknl foi l.inilv il. st-i toil,
for it was Miration tiim- at Yule, ninl
the bovs bail n -ai lv all i- ilti-n- l to
tln-ir homos. "I am roiniu mi tic
twi'iit v-piolith," wroto la i-lit- I'liiin,
"ninl 1 sb'.ll b-.-in with mo tlic in tir-i-cal
np"i" of tbo i-olli-;ri-, tlio voiiuu'
Huvtiriuii pianist. Mm I'.uua. Ho mi l
1 have struck up rrcnt I'l ii-n-lship, nml
I Willi! to in ik. h: i ii:ttoi tt llnu-u
n jicrfi ct oatio:i. !' coiiiv-r, iiiotht-r,
Voii must u'it nt I- a.it on r.ui 1 iiiii
hicab', to which tin- oi'iniiw and faihioii
of the metropolis, itli.ill be invitfil.
I'.iina wants t m -ct of tlr- reat
Bitistn of his proft-.-ii'ii, an I tli v all
willlic il'liv-'hlo-l.t i in t li'iu an I to
hear liiin 'l i,v. Ill- Kiro.i-in faint
wiuil'l give iiiui a to t!i cliiii-cit
Ainerii-nii music. il circles auv w !i. -re. "
They ciinio - leslie tun I Ma aiiil
the l'el'iin liiausiuii lin'.,-fl it.-, wi Icoine
to them with nil tlio hplriilors of
venltll. It was such a joy to have
Leslie home a.ain - .-uii-h au honor to
entertain his distinguish, -il fi ieml !
Marion oazeil out of the backu i-oinnl
with woiiib rino; nii, '.liiiiiuy r i s. think
ing herself lllllloticeil. And so indeed
i-lic was, foini' ily. She was not intro
illiceil until tin- ViolllLr nit n eanii- ilowu
to liiuiier, and lin n onlv in the most
ilistiiut ami ' -1 1 in 1 way all the wav 1
from th head to the foot of the table, J
and to both yoin.tr men nt the same
time. I'-ut it was an inti'inlui-timi, !
UeM rtht Ici s. nml a little of the htiiifj j
Of Cotlsl-illllS lll'oll Ct pllS.Ktl Kilt Of tilt' i
girl's fii-1 1 in:; heal t.
After ilium r I'.iinu plaeil to them, j
Oh, it was divine! Mari"ii sat ami J
drank the inii.-ic deep into Ipt wml, as
a llower drinks Hiinsliiue,
m-M-r in all her life, In anl or iln aineil
of such music. It lilted In r out of
herself, it iiiinle her utterly oblivious
to h -r s'trrouiidiii-H. Hut Kinlileuly
he was awakened out of In-r dream.
You an- foml of music. Miss Wil
bur?' Ij 'ilie l'eriiu was beliiliue; over
her. The full, rich tones of the pim.o
were rlyiti; away on the air. Eittia
hail whecleil upon the stool and was
a btressiiisf Mrs. l rrin.
"Fomlofit? Oh. I H-biro it such
nmip asthat!" exclnimeil Marion, tho
rich blood rusliiuv to her cheek. Mrs.
lVrrin glanccil that v..:y iiu-l f ircnw
tiie iiDin-u-liu tftc-a tot?.
"It is nearly time tlic girl.s were at
work on their inoriiino; Ichkouh, 1 think,"
hhe Hiiiil. ".MiHs Wilbur, you will
please go up ami lilit the gas in the
Kchool-room?" Marion went, obedi
ently. She lit tlic (tin ami Kitt down to
wait for her pupils. They did not
come. Fifteen - thirty minutes piisKeil.
Then the poor girl realized thu decep
tion of which nlie ha 1 been made the
victim, and, laying li T head upon her
table, burst into tears. Ah soon us
aim could control her emotion hIic
roHc, nml stealing aileiitly to her own
room, locked lu-rself in such beauti
ful music! But Marion could not lis
ten --sic must not listen. Oil, how
bitter it nil was - how bitter!
invitations were out for tlm grand
mnninar. It was to In th.' must bril
liant social affair of tlm season. Ev
erybody of note had consented to
come. There would bi' simply a blaze
of wealth, geniim, ami beauty.
The day arrived. Such prepara
tions! Such profusion of rarest How
era; such store of the choicest re
freshments; stieli magnilicetice of
plate ; such splendor of appoint in cuts !
Leslie and Max helped, Marion helped,
i veil Mr. I'errin helped. The servants
did not need them, but they helped
simply because they could not escape
the infection of it. Such occasions
engulf a whole household ; the excite
ment is like n whirlpool.
"Max, you will tire yourself out !"
cried Losljo. 'tii up t i your mom
ami rest. member that you am to
be the lion of the evening. '
"I shall not go unless you do, moil
I'rere," replied Luna. Hut just then
Leslie was hoi din-; ii ponderous vase
while Marion tilled it with llower.
How could he go under such circum
stances? To be sure he might have
set the vase down. Hut that never oc
curred to him.
Marion did not know whether to
dre.-s for the eeiiiug or not. Hut at
hut her longing heart nvercainu her
and sic put on the one line gown she
had a cream-colored silk that had
been her III-flier's, but which a ciin
liiii x ll ind h i-l rem i 1 'led for the lovely
daughter. How she longed to hear the
woiiileifiil in -i -.il and look upon the
great musician , whose uaiiies to her
w.-re like t'e- nam's of d-.'ini-gods !
And then, tli.-ro was another reas n
why she longed to go down-stairs.
Marion would not openly confess its
power, but it sitrg -d about her heart
like a sea of rapture, Leslie I'errin
had said, us they separated after din
"I hope you will come down-stairs
to-night, Miss Wilbur. 1 shall not en
joy the evening unless you do."
Just as Marion was putting llm fin
ishing touches to her toilet there came
a t'ip at lu-r door. She rustled across
the Mo il- in In-r rich, old-time silk, ami
turned the door-knob. There stood
Mrs. Pcrrin. resplendent in diamonds
and lac '. For a moment the vision of
radiant loveliness before her seemed
to st ike the self-possessed woln ili of
the world tle.mb. Marion looked like
the picture of some (pieelily colonial
beauty who had stepped down from
her ni'is-ive frame of oak. The girl's
glorious hair w is pil -d high lib ive h'-r
forehead in tint regn! way of the old
lime belles, and tli" low-cut frill about
In r miowy neck suggested the st.-it' lv
I-1 1 ft" of Martha Washington.
"You wish. -.I to speak to me!" Mar
"Yes," replied Mrs. I'errin, coldly.
"I nrefer you would not come down
stairs to'-nigbt. It w ill be a very dis
tinguished company, and you would
have to be introduced. I do not care
to have it said outside .that llerr So-iMid-So,
the eminent composer, was in
vited to Mrs. I'i -mil's to be introduced
to the governess of her children."
Every word was like the thrust of a
iliigg'-r. Words an- the steel with
which women slay each other.
Marion's face changed Hot a muscle
till Mrs. I'errin hail turned upon her
heel and gone. Then the sensitive girl
clos 'il th door, Iodic I i, an ! Hinging
herself on the Hour b.-side the bed,
buried Ii t face in the counterpane.
How long she crouched there she
did not know-. It might have been an
hour it might have been an age.
And all the time she could not shed a
tear, thoiign her (laming face thirsted
and In-r aching In-art cried out for just
one just one.
She was aroused by a rap at the
door, but this time she did not heed
the summons. Tin- rnp was repeated.
Marion only shivered from head to
foot. Then wns heard a man's voice
- soft, pleading, tender.
The girl shook like Rn nrpin lea f.
Her h inda clutched the counterpane.
Her breath ciime thick ami fast.
"Iienrest Morion! Won't you an
A tremulous sob like- a child's, broke
fr-m the kneeling jjirl. Thsnk God!
the tears had come at last. They
rained through tho suft tinprera, they
slid ilow n the w hite arms. A storm
of weeping overmastered the pill. The
sound of her convulsive sobs tilled tho
"My poor child! Won't you open
the door to me? I want to tell you
There was no force, not even the
turning of the knoi, no eoiiiniaml. no
piisKionute entreaty. Only that tender,
Slowly Marion rose to her feet, j
blinded by tears, nml groped her way i
to the door. She could not have gone
astray even in the darkness. Something
drew her thither something stronger I
than will, something mtivr than sight, j
Her hand foun 1 th- key. Il was but
the turning of a wrist, ami -
Hut still the door opelli d not. He
Would Hot enter until she opetuid to
him. Marion's heart stood still.
Should sh"? Should she! Her hand !
was on the knob. She listened intent- j
ly. It was so still outside. Had he ,
moved from the door? Was he going '
a way? Had he gone?
"Oh, Leslie !" with a little longing
cry Marion threw the door open. Ami j
then - j
Dives, Love is your beggar now?
Will you dare throw him your crumbs? 1
Frank Leslie's. j
CM New r'nglaml Almanac.
The oldest alniaiiae in New England 1
is still published aniiuallv bv David
A. Daboll, a rural astronomer nml j
farmer of the rocky country town j
of Ci-ototi, in New London ;
county, Conn., and is entitled l
"Daboll's Almanac nud l'arui.-r'i ,
Friend." Thi exceedingly quaint
calendar was begun in ITS') and has :
been published each year since. A re- j
cent iuvestigali 11 shows that it wiih
established in that year by Lemuel !
Wurreii nml printed by .lohu (
Trumbull "at the printing ollice i
near the courthouse, Norwich."
For several years tlu-real'ti r ,
it appeared as " Hicker-dafT's New !
England Almauak," though in IT'.td
its title was changed to that of "New ;
England Almanac and Ladie..' Diary." j
The name of " .lohu Weatherw iso "up- ,
peiired on its title page as being
the author and compiler id
it, and iu liSlld, besides its astron- !
omical ami weather news, it ;
had " an affecting account of the
death of Miss Folly nn 1 Hannah
Watts," and other reading, "curious, '
useful and i-nt'Ttaiuiiig. " Tho work
did not come into the han.lt of the j
Ibiboll family until in 1MIS, when
Nathan Daboll, author of Daboll's
Arithmetic, which was the standard '
mathematical text-book in New Eng- '
land for half a century, bought it ami
continued to publish it until the time
of his dentil. After his death his sons
continued to issue it. The publication 1
still retains iu a largo degree its nu- '
titpieaiiil curious character. It still has
its odd ' w ise saws " ami Yankee pre
dict inns iihoiit the weather, as for in
stance: "Expect a edd storm of
snow or rain about this time." Then
there arc such remarks as " Dog-days j
begin," " Di-o-iliivN end," " Moon '
runs high " and Moon runs Iow."
William Harvey, of l'laiiilit Id, has
probably the only complete tile id the
iiliuiimic from ITNdto lfcjo. j
Another old iilinitii.il- that is Mill
running is t he "( lid Farmer's Aliuan
ne," which was established by Hubert
H. Thomas at Worcester, Mass., in
IT'.W, ami is stfll published at that
town. - New Y'ork Tribune.
A I'niipie Musical llcilsteail.
A Hombay man his constructed a
bedstead priced at 10,0111) rulers, and
the Ironmonger appends the dea- :
criptioii ns follows: "It Inn at its four
Col liers four l'illl-siei gaudily-dressed
(ireeiau damsels, those at the head
holding banjos, while those on the
right and left foot hold fans. Hem-nth -the
cot is a musical box, which i-x-i
tends the whole length of the ct, '
and is capable of plaviu,' twelve
different charming airs. The music
begins the moment the least pressure ;
has I n brought to bear from the I
top, which is created by one sleeping
or sitting, ninl ceases the moment the ,
individual risiss. While the music is '
in progress the lady banjoists at the !
head manipulate the strings with their '
lingers and move their heads, while j
the two (Irecian damsels at the bottom ,
fan the slee'r to sleep. There is a j
button at the foot of the cot which,
after a little pressure, brings about a !
cessation of the music, if such be the
desire of the occupant." i
Sad H.uor. j
Wef-trn man - " We h.id a terrible '
conflagration in Dugout City last week. I
Only seventeen houses left standing."
Eastern man - "My goodness! Ilow
many were there before the fire?"
Wecteru mill "Nineteen." New
HILDKEX S rOM MX.
The little ones question an',
"How does the corn,
S i yellow and hard lu-fore.
Il 'i-oini' so white anil e.-lsy t-i liili'V"
Ami I tell in their lo'vi-'l fiiirv lop-:
Within cell gold kernel Here tlw -IN a was
S v his hod and so warm !
Hut when It grows hot. wiii -h he wishes
Poor fay is half wild with alarm.
lie l-e.-ils at the walls Uii r. 's a t rash, find
Tics -rash hut a 'pop' is lo nsi
And On-down from the ln- l win-re the tiny
lleposi.il ere this terril'l- fuss,
Flies out in a ilia?, nil puffy nud white.
Ami i-haiiKi-il liy the fay's ma-;i--spell,
ll h ines erisp and sweet, for small aioil.il-
Tin- pop i-orn tln-y all like so well.
Ni vv Orl-ans pi.-aviiin-.
w ii vr Tin: Mums saiii.
One hot day a little buy and a little
(fill were out upon a lake gathering
wilier lilies. As fast in they picked
theln out of the water they would pull
the lilies apart, carelessly throw ing the
white pet ils in the water and scatter
ing the broken pieces of stem. Tlu-y
were so absorbed in their work of de
stroying the Mowers that they did md
hear a coiivt isatioii which was going
on upon the bank near tle-m. Hut if
they hud listened, this is what they
would have heard. It was a frog con
versation ; but frogs can talk very well
soniet inn s :
"Oh, dear! " said the first frog.
"Ilow sorry I am lo have mir beautiful j
summer house taken awav ! Thai large !
lily which the little girl has just picked
was the one upon which I always swing
my little frogs to sleep on hot even
ings." "Yes," tiiuaneil the other frog sym
pathetically, "and that lily which you
see the little boy pulling to pieces is
the one on which 1 always hop to eat ;
my dinner. It was so high above the i
water, and so drv, that I could enjoy I
cut ing a nice weed there without IVar
of the water washing it uway."
"If only those two children were
going to take the tlowers home to
their mamma," said the fust frog, !
should md have cured .so niiicii. ISut
et-e! Th-y have torn the beautiful
lilies apart and are throw ing them in
the water. Alas, for my poor cradle!
Alas, fur my poor little frogs!"
"And alas, for my diniier-table !
I'oor lovely lily! There go its leaves
floating by." New York Ledger.
a kin'u s ntti:.nri i. iii:ki.
Not long ago there was terrible ex
citement at the court of Annum. The
King, Thauli-Tai, who i. imw fourteen
years old, was missing ! Etiquette re
quires that the Aiiiionese king shall
never leave the royal grounds. He is
a kingly prisoner. And that the king J
should not only be absent from tin
palace, but that tin one should know
where he was, coiistitut'd an event ol
such direful conseiiit I that the
whole court was in dismay.
Hut the young potentate was not
hard to Hud. Though In- was a king,
he was a boy; and it is natural for a
boy, w hen he has some money iu hii
pocket, to want to go out ami spend it.
That was exactly what the King of
Annum luH done. Entiivlv alone, he
ha I started on a "..hopping'' expedi
tion through the streets of Hue. Ol
course no one knew him, because he
had never shown his face iu public.
He was simply a boy, like any other
boy; ami this is exactly what he want
ed. Hut he was treated with great re
spect by the shopkeepers, because he
had plenty of money. Curiously
enough, the thing which seemed to at
tract him most was a head-shearing
machine, or hair-clipper, and when
the frightened nobles of the court dis
covered him at last, it was with this
singular implement in his possession.
No doubt he intended to alllllse him
self by shearing the hea ls of all his
In fact, h" had already begun an
attempt t ' experiment w it h it on the
heads of several small street boys, who
were proving rebellious subjects, when
the courtiers approached him, pros
trating themselves upon the ground,
and making alarmed outcries.
Thanh-Tui was restored to the pal
ace, but the aged regents of the king
dom at once sent in their resigna
tions. They could no longer serve a
monarch ho hud so disgnced him
self. It was with the utmost diflieiiltT
that M. tie Lam-ssan, the French resi
dent au 1 real ruler of the country,
could restore peace ami order at the
The king no longer goes out shop
ping, but he retains his hair-clipper as
a souvenir of a happy tiny of freedom
with the street boys. Y'ouths' Companion.
CARI: OF Till: HYHS.
Hints Concerning the Preserva
tion of the Eyesight.
Tbo Eye Is a Delicate and a Mar
Sight is without doubt the most val
uable of tin- senses except the general
i-eiise of touch. The man who loses
the sense of smell or the sense of taste
limy regn t the loss keenly, but it de
prives him of only one form of pleasure
and contracts to only a limited extent
his usefulness or ability. Even the
deaf man continues to get along very
well by other menus of communica
tion with his fellow men, nml though
he has lost one of the melius "f
happiness, can be contented nml
almost mh efficient as ever, but
tin-blind inn n is not merely cut off from
enjoyment of tho keenest character,
but he is almost as helpless as if he
had lost nil other special senses togeth
er. Yet partial or complete blindness
is far from rare. This results more
frequently from the complexity of the
organ of sight and the delicacy of its
uiechaiiisiu than from any inherent du
feels. The eye ns an optical instrument is
very defective ; as an organ of vision
it is a marvel of man els. Within the
narrow space of the globe of the eye
an- included II series of the lin'st deli
cate organs, and it is scarcely won
derful that these are liable to seri
ous derangement from various causes
- some well undelsl I, some so
iiidiliiiite that no tenable theory
has yi t been proposed to ex
plain Iheiii. Hereditary defects are
the most common causes of impaired
sight, ami of these inequalities in the
curvature of the cornea or clear part
of the eye lire the most common.
The cornea with the lluid behind it
acts as a simple lens, and any nuuked
defect ill its pel feetness results in all
imperfect vision. The result is nec
essarily imperfect vision, but fortun
ately the remedy is nt hand through
t he use of glasses adapted to remedy
the error so that the defect needs only
to be recognized to be repaired. The
multiplication of the number of people
wearing glasses is Hot due to any in
crease in the liumbi r of those afl'ecteit
with defective vision, but merely to
the fact that these defects are now
more easily recogi-.ied ami more read
ily and accurately repaired than iu
Color blindness, another hereditary
defect ill the eye, is, so far as is at
present known, incurable, but is not n
serious condition in that it never leads
to loss of sight. Many other defects
can be remedied or removed by small
but very delicate surgical operations,
and while much remains to be ilm.e
in this as iu every other branch of
medicine, opthnlmology may easily
claim the palm as being the furthest
advanced of all medical I; now lodge.
Those who have perfect vision or those
whose vision has been brought to per
fection by surgical or mechanical
in-'nns should exercis- the greatest care
to preserve this great gift of nature.
This is not to be done by advoiduig
the full use of the eyes. It is the abuse
md the use of the natural function of
any part of the body which gives rise
to deterioration. The use of the cm
is actually beneficial to it. provided it
is not iu an abnormal condition. If
abnormalities exist they are quickly
reported by fatigue or pain. With
such a delicate organ as the eye, these
are of more than usual import, and
call for skilled care to discover their
cause. The cause once tiiscov erod,
the remedy is well known or the result
of the trouble can be predicted with a
fair degree of accuracy. The care of
the eyes is not to be left to inexperi
enced hands, but demands the highest
degree of skill which tin- medical pro
fession can offer. I Halt i more Sun.
A Hunter's Adventure.
Captain .1 . N. Daniels, a prominent
citien tif San Antonio, Texas, has re
turned from a ten days, hunt
ing trip in the mountain
lOd mi les northwest of tln-r e.
He made a wonderful disci tv t ry
and had all experience which nearly
cost him his life. While separated
from his companions he came upon au
opening on the side of a precipitous
canyon iu a most rugged nml moun
tainous section. He managed to reach
the cave by letting himself down from
above with a rope, which he took from
his saddle, and expl Ted it for a dis
tance of half a mile. Iu it he found
some pottery, a half dozen Indian
stone hatchets, and jur.i filled w ith ob
sidean arrow heads and twenty hiimnn
tkulls. At the lower part of tho cave
a stream of water llo-vs, in which are
plenty of fish resembling perch with
sightless eyes. His light being blown
out, the captain was horrified to find
that his matches, which hail fallen iu
tin- stream, were spoiled ami lie was ii
darkness. 1 n endeavoring to liud his
way out he became utterly bewildered
nml grappled about for many hours,
until cofiipleti ly exhausted. He laid
down on the rock floor nml fell asleep.
Awakening, he continued his search,
but he had gotten into a part of the
cave that was very low and tilled with
He became discouraged and gave up
hope of ever finding his way out, yet
knowing the danger of remaining in
active nnd brooding over his situation ,
he made another effort ami finally
came to the stream. Histoiigue being
swollen and parched with thirst he jump'
ed into the water and drank a great
quantity of it. It occurred to him to
wade down the stream, it being only a
few feet deep. This lie did nml soon
the way grew lighter. I he stream
made a sudden turn, ami proceeding
he quickly came to where it emerged
from the cave. Pushing aside the
bushes that thickly grew n bout the open
ing, Captain Daniels looked up to sen
above him the blight sky. He niatb
his way with dilVculty to a ranch,
which In- reached late in the night, ex
hausted and weak from tin- lack of
food. He wasiu thecave from - o'clock
p. in. one day to about tl o'clock
in the evening of the following day;
all IliHt ho had to eat was a handful of
ol'U'oru found iu ari Indian jar ami a
small tish, which he killed and lite raw .
--New Orleans I'ieavune.
Damage liv Lightning. j
During the year IM'1 0-"i lives were
lost ithat we know of) iu the I'nitetl
States, east of th- Hoeky Mountains, di
rectly through the iiclioti of lightning.
How many were lost indirectly, and
how many eases there were of shattered
health ami inure or less permanent in
jury, we can only surmise. The t'miiu
cinl loss due directly to lightning was ,
certainly not below one ami a half
million dollars. To get at something
like a commercial eslimate of the dam
age done by liglitniug in the past few
years, in this country, 1 have made
use of the Chronicle Fire Tables for
the six years 1 mh,, - 1 S'.IO, and liud
that some JJ'.':! tires, or Lit per cent
of the whole number, were caused by
lightning, and the total loss was
3o,:!Hli, HM or l.'Jo per cent of the
whole amount lost by lire. During!
lh'.l'J we have a record of 2','J lives lost.
The damage may bo est iniatedat as high
ll figure as in 1 Kit I. These losses arc more
appalling when we recall that the year
is virtually less than six mouths. Over
ninety-live-per cent of the casualties
duo to lightning occur between the
months of April and September. It
is therefore quite pertinent at this
time to discuss the question whether
or not we are able to protect ourselves
from lightning. Some live years
ago the question would have been ans
wered readily and with all sincerity,
" Yes. a good electrical connect ion
with the earth a stout continuous
copper roil, for example -will suffice."
To-day no such answer can pass un
challenged, for reasons which we shall
see. Popular Science Monthly. ,
To in at o Leaves.
A use for t'-malt' leavts has bei n
discovered m ustralia. It iippou
that a number of trees in a peach or
chard were attacked by curciilio, and
the owner placed tomato leaves nioiiii 1
the triinksand brances to protect them
from the sun. Next day, on visiting
the orchard, the man was agreeably
surprised to find that the trees treated
with tomato leaves Were entirely free
Acting on the hint thus obtained,
lie steeped II quantity of fresh ti'lllllto
h-nves in water and sprinkled the liq
uor over some pencil, rose and orange
trees, w h i-ti had not previously hern
prott f ted u ith tomato leaves. lit two
I tlavs he was gratified to find that the
numerous insects of a" kinds that in
) tested the trees had tolally disap-
! If further experiments confirm this
'statement the tli ivery will prove a
! most valuable one to all fruit growers.
! New York World.
Slreets That I. run.
Says the Si Louis street engineer:
Some street paving materials grow and
move at an astonishing rate after be
ing laid. Wood blocks are the worst,
nud should, in my opinion, neve: be
used on the streets of a city. In tho
winter time I have measured two and
one-half feet of ci neks measuring the
widths of the apertures, remember
iu olli) feet of wnoil pavemeut. I have
often seen solid brick walls and curb
stones pushed a foot or so out of plac
by the "grow ing" of wooden streets.
Heat and cold and dampness all affect
every kind of paving material. That
least disturbed is granite. I'etroit
The Thought or Her.
i "aro nof whether the skies nn- 1-liu',
Or tlm clouds hend iilick nl-ove nu -A
swoi't thought conitm with the thought of
Voii lovo ino, ih-iir. you love ire!
When the world Is fold and its friendships
Ami loll senilis n vain eiiijenvor.
A sweet thought sinus to my soul of you
And the world is sweet forover!
And Iovp -my love with the liriglit eyes treo
j And th rd lips kind with kisses,
There is no love like my love for you -
No j..v in th world likn this is!
And whether the skies nrf hlnek or blue,
I With stars or slorms aliove me,
My life will nhiiio with tlm thought of you -I
You love me, dear, you love me!
H'rniik b. Ntnnloii in Atlanta t'onstitulloii.
A light nfilietion a gas bill.
The mosquito is built to sit lightly,
bite dee', jump high nml come again.
Tln-re i-i nothing that causes so
much blundering, misery, ami heart
ache as an infallible system.
Winn the suspicious man sees a
balloon sailing away toward the clouds
he iH jiisrtiitil in thinking there is
Professor -"Tell m--, sir. why it is
vou smile so persistently." Candidate;
"You ask such ticklish questions,
Maud (with partner;: "Ilow do you
feel, Ethel?" Ethel (sitting alone):
"Fine nsn liddle." Maud (smilinglyj :
"What ! without a ln-nil?"
Among the vain mnn w hom we meet,
The vtiiii"t one of nil
Is hn who Leasts of his little feet,
Wlcn his Ic.-id is jut ns small.
"What a sweet, birdlike voice Miss
rtudley has," observed Mrs. Hotoii.
"Yes," said Miss lludley's rival, 'Vho
has n birdlike voice. It's like a screech
Huston Woman "Oh, I do so love
the fields on our New England farms !"
New Y'ork llirl "Why?" Huston
Woman "Hecause tln-y are so culti
vated, you know."
"There, 1 knew soiiu thing was in
the wind," said the western farmer
badly to himself as, through a crack in
the cellar wall he s'lvv his new burn
sailing along on the crest of a ey-
Traveller -"1 fancy you must bo
lonesome living up hero among- the
foothills where you nevt r get a
glimpse of anyone going by !" Native
--"No, we're not. We can sen tho
mountain pass at any time."
Mistress "Ilow is it one never
hears a sound in the kitchen when
your sweetheart is with you of an
evening?" Servant girl - " Please,
ma'am, the poor fellow is so bashful
yet ; for the present In- docs nothing
beni Peddlers of Ccylun.
I was hitting one afternoon on the
beaut i f til n ide vera nda of the (ialln
Face Hotel, Colombo, in Ceylon, says
a writer in Donahue's Magazine, 'lhti
roar of the breakers pounding upon
the beach made pleasant music,
and in the translucent emt raid brine
some laughing natives were splash
ing merrily. A light hand
touched my shoulder, ai d a bale
looted Cingalese stood beli.ro me.
' Would you like t" buy soma
stones?" heiiskttl, in his pleasant
These peddlers of gems are veiy
numerous in Ce.v I. .ii and threaten t-
become a nuisance to tho tiavtler.
They arc not allowed to enter tlm
hotels, and 1 o nee saw olio of them
actually beaten out of the Oriental in
Colombo. Hence il was that before
addressing me my Cin-tuh-he friend
glanced furtiv.lv up nud down tlm long
veranda to see that he was unobserved
by the millions of the hotel.
He took from bellealll his blouse,
bundle of white cloth, which ho
opened, displaying about a pint
of rubies, cm bum h s, moon
stones and cnl'si vis. As I had
nothing to do I looked through
them, after explaining to the sable
merchant that 1 had im intention of
buying. The collect ion must have
been worth many thousands ofdollars,
judging by iutliv itlual specimens, but
' apart from his mi rehand se the bsre
I footed vendor, costume nud all, might
have been assessed at about five
A Sure Cure.
Mr. Nnbor (to his wife) "My dear.
Mr. Crosslots wants to borrow one ot
the twiuR. "
Mrs. Nabor (in horror) '' Why,
what does the man mean?"
I Small girl 'at the door) "Yes'm;
pa's got th insoinnier, and he says
ph ase leu 1 him the one that cries all
i night ; he -wuiits to wulk it awhilo,"