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A poet irnyi'ii for a beautiful thought,
Wbleb lie might miiko tli" theme
01 u song, us- sweet to tin' rur it euught
A3 wood-bird's music, nature-taught.
Or the laugh from a baby's drenui.
To pray Is good ; to do, is boat !
Make, though thy voice bo dumb,
A puro heart homo within thy breast,
Where they, us suerod things, may rust,
And beautiful thought" will come,
-Adele I!. Ingersoll, iu Youth's C'oinpunioD.
CONVICT NO. 18,600.
Sly occupation a few years ago was
thut of u newspaper reporter. I work
fid a largo part of my time in a peni
tentiary, where more, than 1000 pris
oners wore conliued. My newspaper
required of mo three "feature" arti
cles a week, the subject to bo taken
from the lives and crimes of the men
and women bo imprisoned.
One morning, on entering the peni
tentiary, nnd proceeding to the book
which contained the routine items for
the press, I found this Klip:
"No. IS, 000. F.dward Washburn,
life prisoner, senb nee commuted to
twenty-eight year.", nix inoutliH."
Here was something to be investi
gated. On milking inquiry I found
that Edwiird Washburn had heen re
ceived on a life sentence in 1870, and
Ih'it now, lift'-r a Iapi-e of over twenty
yearn, the Hoard of Pardons the
eternal source of hope for nil prisoners
in that State had acted upon his
case, with the ohove result. Even in
prison goo 1 behavior pays.
Ea-h convict has a certain number
of days deducted from every month of
his term, aoooi ding to the length of
Lis sentence, if h" demeans himself
properly. Thus it lies in llv power
of a "long iime" man to gain years
of freedom. Allowing Washburn the
deduction each month for good con
flict during the entire twenty-eight
rears' Rent-Mice, i( caused his time to
expire on the following Sunday.
The next thing to do was to see
Edward Wiibbhurn himself. The son
sutions of n niao who has h. en a con
'let lei' teiiti yi ins, who hus been ns
f omph t.dy isolated from the outside.'
vorld nu if he were dead and buried,
r.iid who is then resurrected, called
back to life and liberty, cannot be de
void of inter.-t to the most iiidiffoT'.iit.
J found my man wheeling ashes and
".fuse from the cook house. In thin
f CC'ipiiti'-li lio li,id bee n e ngaged lor
fc vi titei li yi arc.
The long ears r.f prisou life had had
their effect. The prisoner was an old
nan, broken in body and mind, al
though he told hip his I'ge was I'.'. I
xpkmed that 1 hud permission to
talk with him. nml would like to hear
bout hi history. He smiled the
week tiio!e of enfeebled intelligence,
-lit down on Lis wheebnrrow and be
gun with, pitiful obedience, which
plainly bespoke the prison discipline.
"How did I feel wlun I heard I win
pardoned? Well, it was so sudden
bke I jus' had to sit down. I had give
on all hopes of ever gettm' out long
i go, but Mainly was true grit, bin was,
she never give up."
His next werds were unusual. "I
don't blame nobody but myself for
bein' here," he went on. Who ever
heard of a convict before, who attrib.
uted to himself the blame for being in
the penitentiary? Most convicts are
the innocent victims of villainous con
spiracies. They never even dreamt d
of committing the crime for which
they are serving sentence. Such a
virtuous, upright anil deeply wronged
set of men can be found nowhere else
as in prison.
"It was all along of my bullheaded
ntss, but J guess I'd better go back to
the begiiiniu' of my story if you want
to hear it all. When 1 was about 10
years old, Jason Scott and me took the
job of clem in' SO acres ed' land close to
where Puuhlin is now. In them days
the town was only a eleariu' with a few
log shanties. Jase wos n couple of years
younger than me. His father on' mine
had come wist from Coluinbinnncr
county ami settled in Pauldin', We
was tho only boys in them purts then
the only young folks cxeeptin' Man
"We iiggered on eleariu' our land
' inters, as our lathers agreed to give
us the time after corn hm-kin' was
done, providm' we helped them good
summers. Jnse and me built a cabin
and there we intended liviu' while wo
was doin' our chuppin' and clenrin'.
There was lots of snow that winter and
it come early. Oh, how I hate the
winter! The snow Kin' out there
in the prison yard brings the hull
thing buck to me, and how happy June
and me was, workin' and talkiu, about
'.hut we was goiu' to do. I cau most
eo the cabin now, with the eloer open
and the snow oil around as it looked j
tbnt winter moruin'.
"jHse and me was goin' out huutin
that mornin'. I took my gun and j
started out, l"iiin' .fuse to follow. I
walked out a little ways and then
looked around to see if Juso wiisconi
in". He warn't, and 1 waited and hol
lered until I got all out of sorts with
him. A crazy idea struck me, and I
jus' thought I'd shoot toward the cab
in for Inn and mebbe that would fetch
hint, God knows I didn't want to do any
harm. 1 wits jus' a great big foolish
boy and I got tired ol wuilin' and I
thought I'd shoot bir fun, and mebbe
that would fetch him."
I looked at the man and he was as
one in agony. His face was drawn,
and a pallor was there which added to
the prison tan and made it ghastly.
His voice, puerile from the disuse of
twenty years, hud sunk into a hoarse
whisper. He was staring at the great
stone wall in front of him with dull,
vaeaut eyes. He seemed oblivious to
everything and kept repeating, "I
didn't menu any harm. I only thought
I'd shoot for fun, and mebbe that
would fetch him."
I have looked into murderers' faces
on the verge of eternity while the
dentil warrant was being rend, in or
der that I might tell the public next
morning whether the lip ipiivered or
the eye grew dim, but as I gazed upon
this picture of weakness and misery
on the wheelbarrow in front of me it
made me sick. The victim of an act
done in "fun" and this was fun!
The man presently came to himself
and went on :
"As I shot, J use came into the door,
and, when the smoke cleared awny, I
saw him Kin' just outside in the snow,
face downward. I 'member piekin'
him up and enrryin' him inside, and
then Martin' out to Pauldin' for help.
After that I don't remember nothiu'
until I found I was lyiu' on the ground
and a crowd of men stundin' round
me. I heard one of 'em say : 'He
must have flipped up on that grape
vine and hit los head on the root of
the tree. It 'pears as if Washburn
and Scott must lime had a racket
over that girl most likely and Wash
burn kilkd Scott.' 1 f-mnd out after
ward that ii hnntiii' party hud stopped
at the cabin nud found Jase Kin' on
the lloor dead, with my bullet through
his heart. They looked for me and
liually saw my tracks in the snow and
followed them. They found mo a
cmiple ol miles nvuiy iu the wood-,
I v in" nt tin foot of a tree where I (ell.
"So me believed my story n.nd some
didn't. Thein ns didn't b'li- e it suid
'twn't.'t likely if what I slid was true
that I would V tried to run awny.
All I know is I meant to set out for
Pioildin', but it 'pears as if I'd gone
w rung some w n .
"The .ledge, us he said, wanted to
'low me n lightiu' ihnneo and give me
the privilege of rnterin' a plea of
manslaughter. I said it was all along
of my bullheadediiess that I am here
now, and so it was. My lawyer want
ed me to plead guilty of the charge
the .Tedge offered me. I asked him
what it meant. Me said it meant that
I killed .biseiliii racket, mid then give
me a Ion?; lingo about malice afore
thought, or something like that, but
I didn't understand it. I only know
they wanted me to say 1 murdered
Jase in a racket. I warn't goin' to
n.iy 1 done a thing when I didn't. I
llared up and wouldn't listen to no
body. "1 couldn't see things right. Well,
the trial didn't take long. Everything
went erossways for me. I told my
story nml pleaded guilty to nothiu'
except that I didn't mean anything.
I just shot to scare him. I didn't care
much what they done with me for
that. 'The other side showed how Jase
hail been found dead in the cabin,
how I was found lying iu the snow
miles from I'uuldin', ns if I hndu't
been going for help. Then they got
witnesses who swore ns how Jase
ami tin wi re jealous 'bout Mainly,
how I'll asked her to go to a gathering
with me, and she'd gone with Jus-.
"It warn't so, 1 know, d it, but it
wouldn't do tm good for me to say it
warn't. Mandy and me understood
one another, though there warn't
much betwixt us then. I s'pose she
might have told tin what she knowed
about it on the stand, but I wasn't
going to have her mixed up in the
thing. I 'lowed they couldn't convict
me because what I suid was true.
"The jury fetched in a verdict of
murder in the second degree, nud nc
oordil.' to law that meant for life.
"They carried Mainly out of the
court room. Seems ns though she
thought it was her fuull some way or
'nother. Mandy 's been tryin to get
me out ever since. She suid if it
hadn't been for her they couldn't 'a'
shown no inotivt and couldn't V bent
me for life. I don't see what good that
'a' done wlun they v n - all a'giu me."
I uiHile a note of Mandv. !S!ur was
good nutteriul from a reportorinl stand
point. When I went out I linked tho
warden vho Mandy was. "So you've
been tiilkin' with Washburn, have
you?" said he. "Well, Mainly is his
girl. They say she has been coming
down here from Paulding once every
year with petitions and signatures to
place before the Hoard of Pardons.
Yesterday Washburn's sentence was
commuted, which, by the way. you
will find by lookingon tin press lioi'K. "
A picture of a faded little volutin who
had asked me the year before in the
capitol if I would please tell In r what
time the Pardon Hoard met, rose in my
mind. I said to invsilf, "That was
As a rule the world (iocs not throw
open its arms to released convicts. It j
sees that till the windows in the house
ore well secured at night, and that all j
the doors have extra fastenings on the j
day the papers announce a new list of j
releases. The people have not time
to go flown to the prison and watch
the men pass out through the big gate.
They pay a small sum each year to
have that oflico performed by big bur
ly policemen. The policemen accom
pany the convicts down to the union
depot and see thvin oil' on their trains.
It would be such a pity to have them
The morning of the diy Washburn
went out there was only one other pres
ent besides the policemen and report
ers. It. was the worn little woman who
had asked mo a year ago in the capi
tol if I would plertso t"ll her whut
time the Pardon Hoard met. Knte
Amusements and .Manners in Chin.i.
The hard-working inhabitants of the
Celestial Empire, ns the Chinese please
to name their iminenso territory, ore
not unlike other nations in their love
The Full-moon Festival makes every
city iu China bright and joyous. The
p.oon-eakes are for sale everywhere ;
innumerable lamps shine from streets
and gardens and rivers; singing girls
go about the streets, nml story toli'-rs
gather crowds around them to lt- n (
their interesting talis f dead inpe
rors and heroi H ; Punch and J inly meet
you at every strict cornir, and acro
bats and gyinnuntri perforin to admir
liutthe grand festiwil held on the
fifth day of the fifth iih-oii-the I 'rug
on Hunt Festival- is the great gala ili'.v
of rhinti, for the rui'-ou that the drug
on is pre-eminently tho t'liim-.e sym
bol. It in t-iiihnjmed in everything
which belongs to the nut ion. Its lit
erature, its art, its chivies, painting
and porcelain eiii lull of it. ami archi
tecture presents it eery w here. They
have volumes full of stori. n liitinj. to
this wonderful mature. It is tin- im
perial emblem of China, so that the
Emperor's person is alnay- spoken of
a tho "Dragon's person ;" his throne
is the "Dragon's seat;" his bed is the
'Dragon's bed ;" his countenance, the
"Dragon's fnce ;" his eye, the "Drag
on's eye ;" ntul w hen h; is dead the
B.iy he has usei uded upon the I'liigoii
tobeagmst on high, and eeii los
tomb is culled the "Dragon's tub: t."
We need not be surprised when we m c
t htR Dragon in every size and position
upon the beautiful pottery ami expens
ive porcelain and various tablew are in -I
mantel ornaments which come from
Canton.- Harper's Young People.
A Witty Answer.
Those whose mission in life it is to
entertain the public ure always pestered
by friends ami acquaintances for free
seals at their enteltainments. There
probably never was a singer or an ac
tor or a pianist who was not bored
nearly to death by these people many
of whom had not the slightest claim
to ask the courtesy they demanded.
A pinnist who was pre-eminently
successful in his day, and that day was
not so far back either, Win, llubinstein,
who travelled nearly the whole world
over, delighting people with his genius.
He, like all others, was very much an
noyed by requests for complimentary
tickets, but most of the time he main
tained Lis composure even though just
ly irritated. It is told of him that
just before one of his recitals in Lmi
dou he whs accosted by tax old lady
in the entrance hull, and thus ad
"Oh, Mr. lJubiusteiu, I am so glad
to see you! I have tried in vain to
purchase n ticket. Have you u seat
you could let me have?"
"Madam,'' se.id the great pian
ist, "there is but one s at at my dis
posal, and thnt yon are welcome to, if
you think tit to take it."
'Oh; yes; and a thousand thauksl
Where is it?" was the excited reply.
"At the piano," smiiingly replied
Hubinstein. Harper's Young People.
II is Lust Application.
Housekeeper "Here is a telegriini ;
your nephew is dead." Property-Ow n
or (with a growl) "Humph ! Now, 1
guess lie wants monoy to bury himself
(IMLPREX'S (01,1 M.
"J TnANK YOC! "
"Three little words', nine letters wUe,
And yet how niie-h these words betide!
How much of thought or tenderness
This short. "I t bank you.'' mny expri'sa!
When spoken with a proud disdain,
'twill chill Hie heart like fr-.. n ruin;
Or, when indinVreneo n;!ir';- its lone,
Turn love's tweet linpube int toni.
lie nut nfrnld, aiy little one.
As time goes on beneath the sun,
While niarehlj In lif ami ley rank",
For all your blessings to "ghc thiiaUs.''
First, thank your God for li'e so fair.
For tender mercies grout nud rare,
For health and strength, for home and (Hernial
And loving eare, that never ends.
Then thank the ones, whfm'er they be,
That do a kindness unto thee ;
'Twill cost you little, pain you less.
This sweet "I thnnk you ! " to expre??.
New York Ledger
AN IMfKIUOfS l'RINIK.
A funny story is told about tho lit
tle Crown Prince of Germany, who is
only thirteen years old. One day,
when at play with his brother in the
royal nursery, a b rrilile crash roused
the Emperor, who was busy in his
study. As the Emperor is very fund
of managing his household himself he
hurried to the nursery to learn tho
cause of the disturbance. As he en
tered the room the little princes drew
up and gave the military sulute, as
they had been taught to do. When
asked to explain the cause of the noise
tho young Prince William Frederic
said: ''My brother and I had a little
difficulty and I was obliged to show
him who is Crown Prince in this es
tablishment." "Very good; I believe in discipline,"
said the Emperor, "and I think I
hid better show you who is Emperor
in thi. establishment ;" and with that
he picked up the little Prince and gave
him a rather severe spanking to make
him recognize a higher authority still
than that of the Crown Prince. New
The giraffe is ene of the queerest
animals in the world, nrol is t'.-uud
ouly in South Africa. It is from thir
teen to eighte en feet high, and it has
such n huig neck that it cau reach up
nnd ent the leaves right oil" the trees.
It is very dainty while tVcdihg, and
eats the leaves one by one. instead of
cramming its month full, like other
animals, and een some children,
which looks so greedi. On its head
are two projections that look like
horns, but they nre not ; they nrc ouly
thickenings of the bom. of I he skull,
covered with skin, Mid leu- s little
tuft of black hair on toe end of each.
At first sight the for. 1 g of h giniffe
seem much longer thun the bind ones,
but this is because' the siiouhlerbludos
are so long, for the legs nie all the
snme length. The eyes are so large
that the giraffe can see on every side
without turning its head.
Wlu n the giraffe is fighting it kicks
with iti-hind legs, nud with such vio
lence that it has been known to keep
a lion at bay. Its skin is au inch and
a half thick. It rarely eats off" the
ground, as its Deck is too long to reach
The most peculiar thiier about the
girnffe is its tongue, which is so flexible
that it can be contracted so that its
tip can enter an ordinary quill. The
movements of the giraffe are very pe
culiar, the limbs of each side appearing
to net together. It is very swift, and
can out-run n horse, and over broken
ground and rocks will leap like a frog.
The giraffes that are born and broil iu
this country grow very tame in the
zoological gardens, and will follow
visitors around. Tin y eat hay, carrots
and onions. When cut grass is given
to them they eat off the upper parts
and leave the stems, just us wc eat
asparagus. New Orleuus Picayune. J
Ills ( arriajre Driven by a ptlia.
C. Tj. Simoiids of Lynn hns miulo a
steam curriage lorhis owu use thnt will
make ten miles an hour. The carriage
weighs only -100 pounds, and can carry
two persons at a time. It has the ap
pearance of an ordinary carriage in
front, except there are no provisions
made for a horse. The wheels are e'f
cycle make and four in number. The
hind wheels ore 13 inches and the
front wheels are- IJC inches, w ith rubber
tires. The boiler and engine are just
in the rear of the seat, and give the car
riage the appearance of a tire engine.
The steam generates in what is called
a porcupine boiler, which weighs 100
pounds. The steam is made from
uaptha flames from three jets. Tho
napthu is kept in a cylinder, enough
to hist tor seven, hours, and there is a
water tank that will hold ten gallons.
The steering pin t consists of u crunk
wheel on the footboard, mi thut tho
engineer i nn Moer and attend to the
engine at the same time. Springfield
GOLD AXI) SILVER.
How the Output of the Two Met
Interpstlng Facts and Ficurr-s by
the Treasury Di'piirtmont.
According to a table prepared by Mr
Edward O. l.eneh, late director of the
I'niled States Mint, America produces
a very large proportion of the silver of
the world. The silver production iu
liS',12 was according to his ligurcsSl'.Hi,
50.1,181 ; of this amount America pro
duced Slfi0,(i()0,00l, or live-.uxths ol
the entire silver production of tin-
world. orthis$l(',n,(IOO,(mn, produ 1
in 18!W, $?7.V00,OIII was the product
of the United States ; 859,000,000 from
the mines of Mexico ; ?1 5,000,000 from
the mines of Holma ; 83,000,000 from
Peru ; S' t,i 100, 01 ill from Chili and $2,-
000,1100 fr the Central American
States. Of the S Jti,O0i),(KI0 worth of
silver produced by other pints of the
world, one-half conn s from Austria,
one-fourth from Oerinany, and the re
mainder from France, Austria-Hungary,
Turkey, Spain, and: snrill amounts
from either European countries, while
J.ipaii produces about n(il,l)0ii.
Thus the United States is not only the
greiiteit silver producing country of
the world, but actually preuluced
about two-fifths of the entire output of
the world, nnd nearly one-half of that
produced in America.
Iu this connection some ligures ob
tained from the Treasury De partment
ou the production of gold will also be
interesting. The gold production of
the world in 1892 is set down at .130,
Sll3,fi27. Of this the United States
produced $'54, -131, 577 ; Austi nlin pro
duced $3,870,800; Russia, ?JVi'V
900; Africa, $22,0o9,57S ; Hritish In
dia, 33,007,900; Colombia, South
America, $3, 175,000 ; Veiieznela'obout
two millions, and other South Aiinri
eun countries small amounts rouging
from 67."0.OO(i to Sl.OOiMX'O.
While the United Stntte is t"dny
producing as much silver ie? gold, hvr
production:, of silver in the past cne
hundred years have only been about
one-hull" us much us her productions of
eol.I. ''e silver productions of the
'Jnitcd States fi r in 170l! t" !M were
81,1 Ji'.M'O (ion. nnd the g dd preduc
Mons during t'e- Mine pM-ioit we're .?1,
?37s.7.'. Add t this the gold
productions of the present year and
you get in i omul tigunis S'J.UOO.OHO,.
000 of gold which bus been taken out
of the lilim's of the United Stilt's.
California stiil remains "-.ir chief
geld producing State. We hear of
gold mines in Colorado. Molilalia. Ne
vada and Idaho, but none of them size
up iiloiiv; side of the old mines of Cal"
iforniii. Of t: e -l. IH1.577 of gold
produced in t' United Siutes lust ye'iir
tiie mines of California supplied Jfl2,
571.000: thou of Colorado f.'i,539.
021 : South D.ikoln. 1, 012. Wo ; Mou
tiuia, .2.9i;H.i"i22 ; Idaho, .1 ,721 .3i'.l ;
Nevada, yi.5ri.5lhl; Or. iron, .1 ,191 ,
7M : Arizona. 177,577; Alaska. SL
OW 1. 4 It'' ; Ne v Mexico, .i59. 1 70 ; Utnh,
?;!0i, 1 75 ; and Washington., 373,55;).
'The southeas'i -n States still proiluce
small quantities of gold. North Cnro
linn turned out last year $7'-.5i;0 worth
if gold from her mines; South Caro
lina, $123,305 ; Georgia, 5-'.' t,731 ; Vir
ginia, S1370, ami Alabama, 2393.
These so'.ithocstcrn Statis also pro
duced fteme silver. The mines of
Georgia last year turned out 95,251
worth of silver; North Carolina, $90.
190; South Carolina, ,?123,S22, and
ether States iu that sectien small sums.
In silver production Colorado leads
the nay, the production of her silveT
mine's last year having been $37,01 7,
99!'. Moiit.inn comes next with pro
ductions of $25,110,127: California,
$13,025,520; Utah. $10,091'., 225 ; Ida
ho. $5,812,510; Nevada, 81,422, 700;
South Dakota, $1,011,202; Arizona,
$2,550,955 ; New Mexico, $2,350,532 ;
Oregon, $1,555, sfiT ; Alaska, $1,090,
i7G. Our gold productions inthiscountry
began in 1H 49, and the silver produc
tions 2t years earlier. The total gold
production prior to 18-19 did not ag"
gri-gate more thun nboiit $25,000,000,
uid tho silver producilonsilid not reach
even a million dollars in any one year
prior to lbOl, and it wus not until 1871
Jiut they reached as high as twenty
millions a year. Since that dute the'V
have ginduiilly increased, reach
ing $37,000,000 in 1874; $15,
000,000 in 1S78; $51,000,000
in 1885; $75,000,000 in lsi,
and $74,000,000 in 1S92. The large-t
silver production in any on-' yenr iu
the history of tin; country wns in lH'.M,
which was $75,417,000. The largest
gold productions were in the ten yo:irs
from IS50 to 180H, nt which time they
reached from fifty to sixty-live millions
per annum, the highest being $03,000,
1.0 in 1??3. During the past decade
the Average gold production of the
goldmines of the eeniiitry has been
about thirty -three millions per annum.
Wry few profile are aware that the
peprl-oyxtrr is not in any way liki the
oyster w hich weuit. It i- of mi en
tirely ililVen nt species, nnd, as a mat
ter of fact th" shells of the so-called
peni 1-oysti r me e'f tar more value to
those engaged in "p. nr! fishing" than
the pen:!-. Tiieie in;' .'Xteleive pearl
fisheries in the Gulf of California, mid
some of the lines-! pearls have been
taki ii from these waters. In INHl one
pearl h black one, was sold for $10.
000, ami every year since that 1ilne
ninny pearls have beet: taken iroin
tin beds in the Ciilifoiniaii Gu'f valued
at over $7500 each. 1'ul such "finds"
are very rare, and, as a rule, the
pearls which are brought up are of
very little value. The shells, however,
are very valuable; most of them un
shipped to Europe, where' they are
manufactured into ornaments, knife
haiiclh a, buttons, und the hundred of j
other articles for whi'di
pe arl" is used.
Another fa"t concerning the pearl
oyster and tli pearl it If is w ry little
inehr tood. I lime i ii in books of
instruct loll both ill this eoontrv and
in Fic'lniid the statement that "the
formation of the pearl in the ovstei- :
shell is caused by a disease of th
ovster" nod fbiu striteTiif-lit is more o
less geiiertillv beliewd. as is nl
erroneous lutorruce to be drawn ti'oin
it, that the outer referred to it. (he
'' ill bh ' ovster. ihe leotler of priivl i
nothing more then a m no- of levers
of nacreous matter ib .ositd In tie
oyster upon the interior of the shell,
and the pear! it'-eK i n perf-eth
accidental foniiRtieu. Tt is enns' d !'.'
a similar deposit of mien, around some
foreign object. This foreign Mil.
staler mny be n grain ot snnd, a pain
site, or some similar object ; but luo: t.
untheritirs agree thnt it is mere nsiuil
1y "ii undeveloped ..gg of tho mt,ter
(round "hich this putoml d'pouo t.
The large -tpenrl p"r found rr'fis-
'S 1 llg, OTel weight- j
thn " o-mci s This is o? Eust i n or
igii. The Isrerst found in the Gull
ef California did no! e.veie'd so lt.cli j
find n qe,,t, r ,.t nnd was somewhat
largf-r than tin -gg of a bluebird. (
Minn of the f'oliferiiiiiii pearls nre ;
black and speckled. Tin SO ore eon-
ileii d inore valuable then the white.
The White Flepliant. j
In former days the ee' enion : s nt '
tending the capture i f a white el J
pliant wire very iinprc .' siw. The j
diteoveirr. vieri he the humblest man j
in the kingdom, wns imiueibnteli
Hindi a ni'iud irin : he wes rvetupii d i
fi-otii tuxetioii for i he n non inb r of hit. '
iil'e, nnd presented with large sums of j
money, the king hinis-if giving him I
$1,000. As s,,,, ii us th- cirO'.irc was J
made, a special courier was dispntchi ii
to the king, .'iiel n pon-e of nobles wit h i
gilts nnd lobi s stinted iin nieilintel v j
tor the scene of action. I lie lopes
which the captors used iu binding the
roul victim were replaced by cords of
scarlet silk. Mandarins attended to
the1 slightest wants of the niiiuial.
llich feather fans with gilt handles
were used to keep the flies from it j
during the clay, while a silk embivid- j
ereil niosijiiito net was provided at 1
night. To remove it to the capital u !
boat was built expressly for the pur- !
pose, and a luiigiiilicent canopy erec- '
ted over it, ornamente d ami bedecked !
lis were the king's I'lihiees. Silk drap- !
cries, heavy with silver and gold, e n- I
closed the royal prisoneT ; and in th s j
state he floated down the river, re- j
d ivine; the aeclumntionsof the people. I
Winn ncur the city the animal was
landed, the king mid his court going
out to meet him and e scort him to the
city, w here a place had been built tor
him within the reynl piiluee grounds. ;
A large tract of land was set apart for
his country place, ehos, n from the '
best the kingdom afforded. A ciilune' j
of ministers and a large retinue of no- ,
hies we re appointed to atte nd to his !
wants. California!!. J
An Aeeeniinioihif inir Waiter.
A man driving a spirited horse
stopped at h down town restnurnnt for
his dinner. The waiter u ho atte nded
him stood in the door admiriLg the
"Ilring him a lump of sugar," said
the horse's owner, dropping a fee; into
the waiter's palm.
The man went insnie but socu re
turueel with a bowl of lump sugnr and
the accompanying tongs. As the
b,.rio (.pelied his m-mth for the treat
the waiter seized u lump in the tones,
und ith his cu.itomry suavity asked
"How many lumps, soh?"
Then hearing the hi'igh at his ex
pense, he hurriedly retimed to the
restaurant. Detroit Frc-e Treti.
Ibi) break Sonir.
Full sweet is the night locust-haunted, inoen
The noon-ti.e,siieii.'creaiiiri' ami eplendld,
Jtul iliiivn bus ii loveliness Mended
Of health and kisu. hope and a puissant de
liKht tn living, Hint -hiiinetii the liiairuor of night.
Or stress-of the a i with iis uryeuee nnd
And so. wl"'ii 1 list.
Slinking slumber and sleep r,.m mine ey,
Soft soninoleii.-e Ke,.rnln.
I love to be under tin- skies,
1 long to be up ntul nwuy.
1 lust to be out with the d.y
At light's lirst forew'iniiiig.
When the w in h are nil wliii
And the inii-ri- i t mist
Is over tin shine of Ihe inoruine '
llll IIAIlli r.l'IITON ill the llldept'll'l'llt.
It won't be long until the eon I deal
er's victims lind him lying in weight
for them once more.
Harmony is nil rejiit in n plac,
but the barb) r and his ru'or should
never undertake to pull together.
Figg "Yon evidently think I mil
foed." Fogg "I am grate ful to find
thut what I think is evident even to
"Mr. Editor. I inn told you called
mt- a swindler in neeet is-.Mie of your
miner'" "o. sir. in i nlv orint the
rurv Ifir.-ul tirus
! Willis: "He never fails to gne nil
- ..: l I I ....II l.,.
II I PV'II lO s.iii'h' "Men i (.nil '-(J IJIIUi
"Hi must be afraid i on will
f our ow n. "
I do not weep, because, forsooth
hin. i-r t"rs i,.ight ell
.re idi'.-t- iir- tho' i - to cn ,
I Isev do lift neik si nil.
"Do you look to the future with
courage:" he asked the maiden.
"Yes,' she replied. "Pb h,-ivu nerve is
everything m the wh-.-nt biu-ims,"
Sarcastic Citizen: "Traveling en
Ihe reroinniendiition our physician,
1 suppose .'" Huugrv Iliggins: "Nav,
on do recommendation of me lawyer."
"I ti II on thut idlenets don't pay.
The surest way for a person to get
: nhend is to keep moving. "Uues
1 vou're r ij. lit . That's the way four
! "r ,lv'
b iiiu,". j. e ul'i ml ef ine last
"Don't you knew. Mdiy. thnt it is
very rude to tut p uioiind to look at ft
gentleman?" "Mother. I only turned
to see if he tm le d lOiind to see if I
looked nt him." "W. 11. if tint's nil,
that's nil right."
The Sermon That Was Not Preached.
Tin He. William Dayton Huberts,
pastor of the Temple Presbyterian
church, ilevot. .1 s. , nil of his earlier
veins to newspaper work a a repi . or
on inori ieg psper ii
tells ed" the follow ing
wns announced thut i
this city. II"
i e. Main Sun
day evening a proieiuiiit i dergv ninn
would deliver n -i iinou on a relisrio
; scientific subject tin n b ii.g much dis
' cussed. I was sent on Suiiih.y niter
! noon to get an n iMinee copy id' tho
: sermon. The clergyman hud hud the
j foresight to have two eopiis made, as
I he supposed it would be wanted tor
j publication, and g.ne lie', n he sup
! posed, the duplicate copy. I had sev
j ernl other ii-signmeiits to cover, r. ml
I did not return to the othee until late
I in the evening, when, to my surprise,
I discovered thnt I hud two copies of
j the sermon. U was tin n too late to ri -;
turn the original manuscript for use,
and I learned the in vt day that tho
: clergyman, when he found his sermon
' was gone, had to preach mi another
' subject and announced from the pul
pit that a reporter had taken his manu
script and he must therefore, take an
other text. Mv papir next morning
L.jut(,j ,1,,-,.,. cohunns of the sermon
, timt mld have been preached."
j Philadelphia Press,
The l orm of Ilirds Kggs,
A study of the form ot birds' eggs
has been recently made by Doctor
Nicolsky, eO' St. Petersburg. Ho at
tributes their lorm to gravity. He
thinks that every egg not ye t coated
with a solid shell departs from the
spherical form and elongates, simply
because of pressure on it by the walls
eif the ovary. In bird" which keep
vertical pi'S'tion when at rest (such ns
the falcon and owl), the seift egg be
comes short through the bird'e wrisbt
I acting against tho ovarian pressure
In birds which, like the grebe, are
nearly alwavs swimming, the egg
lengthens, because the weight of th
body acts in the sani" direction as thn
ovarian compression. The oour-shuped
eggs of birds like the gni'leuiot is du
to their often changing their position,
sometiniesswimmitigand diving, some
times perching: ou the rocks, etc. An
examination of all the eggs in the mu
seum of tho St. Petersburg University
fully bore out these vies. Ncv York