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H. A. LONDON. Jr., !
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Orer and Over Again.
Over and over agnin,
No matter which way I turn,
I always find in the Cook of Life
Koma leon I have la lenrn,
I rmist tnko n-y turn nt tho mill,
I mud Rrind out tho golden grain
I mutt work at ray task with n resolute will
Over ntidover again.
We ci'.nnot measure the need
Of even the tiniest doner,
Nor chec k the flow of the golden sands
That runs through a single honr.
But the morning dews must fall:
The nun and tho summer rain
M'ict do their part, and jerfonn it nil
Over and over again.
Over and over again
T"h brook through the meadow flow...
And over and over again
The ponderons mill-wheel ow.
Once doing will not suffice,
Though doing it be not in vail::
And, a blowing failing us onco or tvriou
Maf come if we try again.
The path that has once been teid
Is never so rough to tho feet; .
And the lesson we once have leiirne.l
Is never so hard to repeat.
Though sorrowfnl tears may fall.
And the heart to its ileptlir. be driver
Py the storm mid tnnvpost, we need tsem nil
To render us meet 'or benven.
"I think, mem." cmd Salina. "there' r,
'. man in the wood-shed, a hiding vi
"Nonsense !" said Fanny Clifford,
who ww too much accustomed to Sa
lvia's sighH and mysteries to pay much t
attention to them. "Who should be in 1
th wood-shed and what should he be I
there for?" 1
Tor no good, mem, you !ny be
very sure,' sat.i salina. compressing
her thin lips. Hadn't I better go j
over to Mifton's and borrow their big I
"Certainly not !" paid Fanny, lean
ing hack in her chair to realize the
effect of that last blue pplash on th"
petals of the iris that she was painting
in water colors. -You said there was
a tramp hidden in th coal-cellar last
week ; and day before yesterday you
had Mrs. Mifton's hired man up with j
n lantern to go through the barn, be-
cause you were certain some one was j
"And I'm certain of it now, mem,' I
fid Salina standing
very straight, j
with her elbows tightly grasped in uo'-to manage my own affairs !"
both hands. "But Jnsiah. he's Cud' And Salina vanished, in a hulT.
stupid, a eoach-and four could ha' j
driven out before him and he not see .
it. Andasforthe mysterious sounds .
in the coal-cellar, mein, how w as I tu .
know that it was the cat knocUn' j
down six hyacinth-glasses? Noise is I
noise, whoever makes it. tint ihis ,
time, mem, I'm morally certain."
"Oh, dou't tease me !" said Fanny, j
addinir a touch more of ultra-marine I
to the extremest edge of her flower.
"We may be all murdered in our
beds," gloomily observed Salina, "with j
Mrs. Dedbrook's diamonds in the house ; i
and I'm 'most sure the letter which ,
told .
.uthevwas to be sent here wai !
tam; ered w ith !"
"Oh, Salina, don't be so ridiculous !"
said Fanny.
"You know Mr. (ieorge ain't a-comin
home to-night," added Salin.-J.
"Why, of course I know it ! Didn't
you hear hm, ten ,ne so.' retorteu i,t :
And me, and you. and Miss Abby ;
all Htone in the house!" nerr.isted '
the woman.
"Yes," said
Fannv. absently. "Sa- i
Il, , .. r.,,1,, no little clwol:,fe
for supper, and broil those tmut Mr. '
. t. ..v.:.i.. .
lieorare Drougni in ; aim an ua a oiih;
ni ely browned
trrid.llP-c;.ke with-
maple syrup."
Salina tossed her head.
"Well, mem, just, as yon please," s;aid
tdie. "Onlv don't ray as ynu haven't i
. ...,,! i
"No. Salina. I won't." sa-'d Miss Clif-1
ford, with provoking indifference.
The tun Misses Clifford and their I !
brother had remained longer at the old ;
stone house than usual this autumn. ,
Ordinarily it had been their home for j
the three summer months, ever since
old Uncle Griflith Griffiland had died
and bequeathed it to them. The fur
niture was old, the odd little, three-
cornered rooms were small and incon-
venlnf thp lariretiines shut out the I
daylight from the lozenge-shaped win- some sign, two dark figures slunk past , states are cheap affairs when compared
dows ; but In spite of all these disad. her like the procession in a hideous ; with some to Ik- found abroad. In the
vantages tho air of "ancientry" that i dream, and vanished through a cellar cathedral at Milan, the body of Cardi
lingered around the place was very en-1 floor, w hich she could have sworn she nal Barromeo is enclosed in a crystal
ticing, and Georgo Clifford decided that i had safely seen red early in the evening, casket, magnificent with gold and sil
he could do his writing at Tower Pines j recovering her senses as fast as she ver trimmings, and set with precious
as well as in the city ; while Fanny and could, she hurried through the long ; stones at a cost of fxOO.fHHl.
Abby, a brace of very enthusiastic I wft grass to the rescue of the two help- i Near Salzburg. Austria, a mine has
young artists, delighted in a circular-
walled studio, where they could have a
fire in the great, open chimney-place,
and there was a north window over
looking the distant shimmer of the sea.
Bo here they were, now that the chill
winds of early November were shaking
the last hrown leaves off the trees, to
the infinite disgust of balina, tho su
perstitions, who much preferred a city
That dtimeetic damsel had just van-
ished down the winding stair, which
she declared was destined "some time
or other to he the death of her," when
an opposite, door opened, and in ran
Abby Clifford, the younger sister -a
tall, red-cheeked girl, wit h hair as black
and thick as an Indian's, sparkling
brown eyes, and a huge bundle under
her left arm.
It was too dark to w ork longer upon
the. blue irises, and Fanny was sitting
in a reverie, before the red glow of the
burning logs. She started up at sight
of her sister.
"I ve got it, Fan '."'said Abby, waving
the bundle around in the air. "The
whole suit complete, with the dearest
old canvas hat into the bargain. They
used to belong to Mr. Miftoa's uncle,
who was a whaler, and finally died at
sea his Sunday suit."
"Is it too late to (ire.-s hiin up?" said !
Fanny, with animation.
"Hut he's down in the library."
"Well, we'll go there." Raid Fanny.
"We c;n work there as well as in the
studio; and we shall run less risk of
: S-tlina'.-i interference. Salina never
jean forget tha' we are no longer little
j girls of ten am! twelve."
i Tlv suppc, served up in the little
round room, before the dying glean: of
j the log-;, was exceptionally nice,
j Fanny anil Abby were in exuberant
ipirits. and praised the chocolate, trout
. griddl"-ckes with
,a!ina wu as gloomy as a prophetess.
-i ,,niy hipe we shall get through
f hi-; night alive," si id she.
),. as ,,),,. n,ado the' same
,,.,.,;.. iin av erac. three hundred
(. ,,f ),. three hundred and sixty-live
., lay-of the year, neither Fanny nor
.Abby paid much attention to it.
Hut a.-, she passed out, with the last
di.di from the table, Sarin.1, paused close
to Fanny Clifford, and asked, in a
sepulchral whisper :
rc them diamonds locked up''''
They are in my deskV" sai l Fanny,
.Salina lifted her eves skvward.
lTiyourdc:;kV"shegr,.ane.l. "Hadn't
? 1 -Mer t.ike 'em and put 'etn under;
in- pillow V" i
el !( ..ii.le li..,- ,., ,,lilrA4
i.t,sn cr-d. sba rplv. 'Oo, Salina, leave
"I'll g" lo !"', early,'" she said, grimly,
j,, herself. "It ain't no use M-ttin' up 1
(, j,M,ij ..(,... n, g,Hls of jieople as
Won't t:ikt i trnldf for Ihoiuselvcs." ,
just sht. ;,llllut t ascend ;
j1h ,( (.alulI(i jhOlacbeth-like, to
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her room, she suddenly paused.
"Them three hcinstjtchod hand-
k'vhers o' mine are out on the grass.
i-blnaohin'." she said to herself. "And
the bl.n k rlouds in th West mean
wind. I don't w ant them handkerchcrs
bliiwed awav. "1 11 go it and fetch
1,1 ...
" -
unlocking one pernicious iock. rauna
sallied I'-rth, shading the candle, w ith
: her hand; but the first iuff of fret-zing,
. pine-perfumed air I lew the little ilame
, out.
i 'n. burnt, .ii bv tbi niishao. however.
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;""'' ', !
a opposite me o.
"l ' " '
way, sue inougni.
But as she was turning in the in-
'.enil"'! lirecil"H .1 oK."
, , ;
-.t the reddish glow of a
lantern, that was almost instantly
1 ol'scured by the slide.
"tiracioiis; Uiougui .-.uiiia, on ooui
tarily stepping back, in her terror and '.
amazement. ,
'Confound you !" muttered a gruff ;
Voice -U1C I'leniM Ml ' "l e 01 .uiwio
hired man.
What, did von want to
",w H uht f,,r'
The slide was rusty, apologized
i second voice. "It don t matter there
" ''ut ,hc rat" ""J1 j' '
hoPl' t- " w,,,,w ,
, I was (larkeneu long ago. i ciiip on;
I'm lit to perish with cold and cramp :
in that outlandish hole. Let's get the ;
matter over w ith." i
And while Salina w as striving to !
overcome the terrible weight on her
chest sufficiently to cry outer make:
less girls in the old house. ' been found which seems to have lieen
"I always knowed it would be so," abandoned at least 2,0H) yearsago in
she thought. "Oh, dear -oh, dear; it consequence of an inundation. Bodies
seems as if my feet was weighted with ' of the ancient salt miners have been
lead!" discovered among the debris tolerably
Finally she stumbled in the tangled well preserved. Among the imple-flower-beds;
once she caught her ankle ' ments were wooden shovels, a basket
in the down-hanging loop of an old made of untanncl raw-hide, a piece of
grapevine and nearly wrenched it out j cloth of coarse w ool, and the remains
of joint. But at lat she reached the ! of a torch lsiund together w ith tlax
green spare in front of the door, just a.s j fibres. The disaster which flooded tho
it flew orcn and the two midnight ma-1 mine had evidently been sudden.
rauders came stumbling out, dropping
their lantern in their frantic haste,
"You fool!" muttered tho man who
had carried the light, "why didn't you
tell me there was a man about, the
place -a great, burly sailor, with a cut-,
lass half as long as himself? You told
me the coast was clear!"
"As I live and breathe," whined'
Mifton's hired man. "I never knew of
the fellow; I don't know bow he came
there; I can't understand it at. all, I - "
"Don't stand here fooling!" savagely
uttered the other. "The whole neigh
borhood will be in an uproar directly.
(Tear out! Through the slied is the
best place!"
But Salina was too prompt tor them.
Itefore they could escape she had se
curely locked and bolted both the. shed
doors on the outside and fastened the
soli.l limber shutters of its solitary
window. Aiol then she rushed to the
house and ran shrieking up the .stair
way to where Abby and Fanny, w'ith
streaming hah and shawls wrapped
around their shivering forms, stood on
tli't lauding.
"Salina, what is it ?" cried Fanny.
"What is it, SaHna?" reiterated
"We're all robbed and murdered!"
screamed Salina. "That is, we would
have been, if it hadn't been for that
sailor with th" fntlass. And how he
ever mad" his way into the house it
beats tue to tell!"
Abby and Fanny burst into hysteri
cal laughter.
"It's the 1'ioil'd." r-aid Fanny.
"The J:iv figure dressed lili a a
sailor in old Deodatiis Miflon's Minday
clothes, with tiie rusty sword that be
longed to the suit of armor." breathed
Abby, down in the library! We ar
ranged ("-night so that we could
begin to .sketch biiii for our naval bat
tle scene early to-morrow."
Well, I never" slid Sa'ina. -I do
b'lieve he's saved our lives; they
thought he wai alive and was half
;-cared to d'atli. Now I'm ag"in' to
rin the b'g 111 fr h"lp."
And n rut'd bell, whih had hung
out of 1 he window for half a hundred
ve:ir.; re:nlv to be rnnrr in ciiuno sni-li
possible cnu ryiKv as this, presently
iiung toi tu us iieep-toneii warning m
'the sileni f the November night,
pulled by a!ina's energetic arms,
Aid arrived in a ma rveloiidy short
period of time. The two burglars were
arrested and put in safe keeping until
tli' uld he eoiuinitted to prison.
Old S-piire Milton, who was more
ania.eil than anv one else at the novel
1 accomplishment developed by his hired
man, remained at the lonely house all
night to protect the two young artists,
and laughed very heartily when he
saw the naval dummy which had
served so good a turn in frightening
off the cowardly thieves.
ieorge ClitVord reholved not to leave
iiis sisters alone again until the rc-
inoval to the New York flat was an ae.
1 coniplished fact. As for Salina, she
had now a valid excuse to traverse the
I whole house with a lantern two or
j three times a night whenever she
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picasco, ctiei io s t oj, ,i . wi-ooj, mm
a burglar alarm.
Sljilt ..,, tll(,r,.-rt no .,li' when it.
may happen again."
A walrus produces about seventeen
gallons of oil and live pounds of ivory.
Frie signifies in Indian language
M;(, ,j)kp
Tdp piano was first tailed the ham-
ppr ,li(rpsichl,nI
There's a magnetic well at Fon-du-Lac,
In Cuba, the coffin is rarely buried
with the body, so that one coffin serves
for many funerals, being sometimes
used for months daily.
During the Middle Ages, when the
social distinctions of the people wero
sharply drawn and defined, the hat, by
its form, its material and its decora-
tion, waa the chief indication of the
social position of its wearer.
The costliest coffins in the I'nited
l.nnh nl HnniP nl Ho- Inslriiinriil. ef II Minnn
Tori lire I cil hi He- U'liair
In a lei tor from (ienuany, desciiptivr
of the instruments of torture used in
former times, an American journalist
says : In an adjoining tower is a room
where Wiere are preserved a number id
very curious instrument-, of torture,
used in Xnremberg hundreds of years
ago, before the days of jails and peni
tentiaries. There are thumbscrews ot
tin; luosi approved patterns, and
hemlets for gossiping ne n and women.
A singularly cheerful piece of furni
ture, is a large, heavy wheel, on one
side of whi -h stands out a large, sharp
piece of iron. In the glorious days of
old an offender who hud to be punished
with the w heel was stripped naked and
firmly bound to a plank, face down
ward. The piece of iron on the w heel
was heated hot and the wheel wa
rolled up and down ami across the
victini'1, back till jiistieo was satirl'oci
or the vi' tin: was dead.
Inasmuch as the spike wan l"ng
enough to go half-way through t he
man's body, and was always In a'"d ;
red hot, the victim generally died, and
justice w as entirely satisfied. It was j
not as expeditions as the guillotine, but
it was just as certain. T he only man .
who ever survived it was ad judged a j
magician because he survived it, and j
was promptly beheaded for being a ;
magician. That settled him. He didn't
liother Nuremberg ;iny more.
There are also displayed s it-lies
made of line threads of steel, which
were laid on the bare back with great
effret. A little of these things goes a
great way, but on being told that in
the adjoining tower i th- "stei-1
maiden," you get over your foaluir.h
ness. Year party js taken in charge
by a guide, who shows you a largo
assortment of horrors before you come
tothe chief one. as a sortof preparation.
There are stoi ks of all kinds, gags for
tattlers, handcuffs anklets, and cradle,
th bed of which is tilled with spikrs.
in which old-time offenders were faith
fully rooked to sleep a sleep from
which there was no awakening. There
are long tables with a screw at the top
and bottom, to which men were . 'trap
ped by the bands and feet, the screws
then turned, till the unfortunate man
was torn apart. In another poin is a
large iron cage. In those cheerful days.
when a merchant, baker or butcher : most flippant are awed into something
was found selling bis goods by false like reverence. During some of tin
weight or measure, he was placed in ' bloodiest days of th war Mount Ver
this cage and carried all through the lion was treated as neutral ground, and
city, with his name and trade fastened soldiers of both armies were seen fra
conspicuously in front. A Her making ternizing under the trees that guard
the grand tour he was taken, cage iind ' the tomb.
all, to the river, and ducked again imd ' Frequent description cannot dc.-troy
again, till it was thought that his
lesson was sufficient to prevent rep"tj
tjon. Wife-beaters in those times were
severely punished. They were furnished
with close-fitting liclinot, front which
j heavy weights were suspended. They
Were given a conspicuous place in the
public square, appropriately labeled,
and placed in stocks, with heavy
weights attached to their arms ami
feet, and there they sat the live-long
day, subjected to the jeers and ridicule
of the town. Scolding w ives were put
in cages, with gags in their mouths,
and exposed in the public square. You
are shown all kinds of beheading
blocks and gallows upon which noted Washington from France. On the
villains had gone to their reward, way the ship bearing the gift was cap
while the walls are covered from top tured by pirates. When they found
to bottom with pictures of the practi- that this marble w as intended for
eal operations of the various instru-; Washington they took an opportunity
ments that filled the room. ,,f landing it mi American shores, and
All this preparatory to the steel it was forwarded to Mount Vernon,
maiden, which is kept in a room above. In the South Carolina room hangs the
precisely as she was in the days of her portrait of Anne Pamela fiiningham.
usefulness. You arc shown what ap- she has a refined. thought ful face, w ith
pears at first sight to be a rude statue
of a woman clumsily hew n out of w ood.
The guide noiselessly opened it, one
door swinging to the right and the
other to the left. The statue was
hollow, and just the size of the average
man. Inside were straps by which the
offender was bound, so that he could
not move a muscle. All the doors
w ere lined with long, sharp, steel spikes.
strong and thick. When the xirlim
was lirmly secured, the door on the left
was slowly but lirmly shut, and the
long spikes went into his body, two
being so arranged as to pierce his eyes.
Then the door on the left was closed in
a similar manner, and he would receive
another complement of spikes, the
closing of the doors being done very
slowlv, that the torture of the man in
the embrace of th" maiden might be
prolonged as. long an possible. The
very last spike pierced his heart. After
remaining shut up for awhile, the
straps were unloosened from th" out-
to e, a spring was touched, and the
man fell fifteen feet into a cleverly-
constructed machine that ground him
up as tine as mincemeat and dropped
him intothe river Mow. making food
for fishes.
An adage amended: Birds of a
feather fleck on new bonnet.-.
n Autumn Vi-U lo tlie llotio- tool Tetnl) of
nhlilfif-lQii ,-ll 'u0'i. Iti,M-li..
This'isthe favorite sea -."II f"l a
'o Mount. Vernon, and dining th'"
months of October am! Novi inber the
average tuimber of visitors is larger
than at any other time. N'ever is the
piaint and beautiful old homestead
lovelier than in aiitoiiii:. I! was in
1'iM thai Colon. 1 John Washington
saw thai Mount Vernon would have,
to go by the auctioneer's hainm-r if
something cliil n't turn up, And here
comes in U,e romance of Mount Ver
non. A woman who l ad been a con
firmed invalid since her nineteenth'
year raised a fund of f,i2' .M' ', and
embodied a plan that gave Mount, Ver
non t" the nation. This w as Anne
Pamela Cuniiighum of South Carolina,
she Wrts an only and ii lulgeil daughter.
In her childhood she had visited Mount.
Vernon, and v. hen she resigned all nf.
lil'eevept that, whieh could be t-njoyeil
in a sick room, in her early woman
hood, she took hold of a project, to buv
.i,,nt Vernon, or. rather, the project
took hold of her. It i; one of the most
singular instances of indomitable
energy ;md practical perseverance
recorded. This trail woman, from her
sick 1,(m, aron.od an enthusiasm,
especially among Southern women,
tha resulted in a splendid success. he
inspired Fdwarl Fverett with Ipt
spirit, and his lecture on Washington
ponr'd nvney into the trea-u'y. Sh"
interested Mnie. I." Vert and Mr.-.
Cora Mown" llitchie, .m l in l'io it
w,n aecomplished ; the JeMi. e, tin-
j t,, f Washington, and 2't a res of
laud belonged t'i a national association.
The Legislature of Virginia errant'"! a
very sensible charter to the as.oeiat ion.
I'll" capital stock was limited to.V1",.
immI, ft wa; granted in perpetuity,
and no disposition of th" property
ronld be mad" without the consent of
the Legislature. None of the Wash
ington family thereafter w,r; to be in
terred at Mount V"iuon. and the key
ol th" vault w as thrown into the ',ito-tu-'i"
river. A round i" marble tombs
of Ceorgeand Martha Washington is a
wooden llooring, w hich if stepped upon
starts an electric alarm at the house.
Through the open irai work one look
into the brick vault, wtlere there are
only the two t uiibs. "Hats off" is the
string'-nt rule at the grave; even th"
the interest of the hoos". Year by
year improvement ; are made by tho
regents. As far as practicable every
State has a room, ornamented with
relies of revolutionary times, arranged
in th" style that prevailed at Mount
Vernon during the lifetime of (icneral
Washington. Hanging in the entrance
hall is the key of the Hast ile, sent to
Washington by Lafayette; ,md c or
the door ofwhat js cal!"d the state
dining-room is Wadiinglon's field -glass,
placed on its perch by the hand o
Washington himself, and never since
removed. The mantel and hearth in
the dining-room are of marblw, and ex
tremely curious. Thcv were sent to
deep, meaning eyes. The attic room
which Mrs. Washington h"sc atter
General Washington's death, and in
w hie h she died, is in ahno-t the iden
tical condition in which .-he left it.
Ina 'piaint littl" drawing room-
Nelly Custis's drawing room is the
grand harpsichord, as large as a modern
grand piano, which Washington gae
her as a wedding gift. Thi was the
grandniece of Mrs. Washington, not
her daughter Nelly, who died unmar
ried at twenty-two. In the grounds
stands a rose bush, where, tradition
relates, Nelly Cuslis received her first
oTer, and walking around this rose
bush six times brings every young
lady who believes in the spell an offer
of marriage within the year.
The place is managed upon the most
, ra,-t i : I plan. The greenhouses are
j ,n,u, ;, source of revenue as well as
: ,m, f;irm. only one boat is allowed to
,.,,, passengers there, and the entrance
f(r f a ,ii;,r fools up handsomely
f, ,,,) f the year. In the old-i
fashioned kitchen a very lunch,
! ,n,,v be obtained, served by colored
liters. A superintendent is employed,
j ho k(.rps t, ,,;.,- j g,,, order, and
if the General and Mrs. Martha could
j return for an hour no doubt they
1 would smile approvingly.
i'l M inrnir, Irmnn nnMroIH bv Ih l
KiOK-oir Kliil,'.
"I have th" pleasure, gentlemen."
said Dr. William II. Famoasl. at a
'clinic in the l'hilndelphia Hospital re
entry, "of introducing to you a young
man who figured in one of the most
wonderful fi ats of modern surgery."
The person referred to was G. W.
Lytic, a good-looking ami well-dressed
man of t w enty-foiir, residing at Con
iioIInmIIc, and his only peculiarity was
a deep siar on the left check, lie was
warmly applauded by 1 he students. Dr.
I'ancoast then gave the class an ac
count of the operation, of which there
bad been but three performed, one
.nil in London, Paris, and Philadel
phia, and whicl nsistcd in cutting
apart two (hildren who were congen
it.ilty attached. The operation was
performed twenty-four years ago by
the cMer Dr. I'ancoast. when the vumg
man at the clinic was an infant of
sevm months. The child was born
with a hideous appendage growing
from the left, tlieek, and which was
nothing cl.-e than an iinperfectlv de
veloped infant, with hands, feet, and
t rank, but ro head. The operation w a'
pcrformi d at a i ti i in Jefferson Col
lege, and was witnessed by all the phy
sicians of the city, among them being
the elder and younger Gross Dr. Leidy,
Dr. Dunglison, and others, who have
since become equally Caucus. Jt was
considered hold surgery at that time,
but Dr. Pam oast was confident of im
propriety, and accordingly performed
it, with what succcs was shown b
the presence of the patient himself a
quarter of a century later. An inter
esting f at ure of the operation is its
having been pcrfoi me'd w ith the i ra
sciir, then a new in:-t runi"iu. and th'
lirM o the kind ever n.'d in America,
and brought from Fncpc by the elder
I'ancoast. It is hi ill j;i ih" po's'ssion
of Dr. I'ancoast. Fpoi; i--.-.--t -n th
nioiist rosity w as found provided with
heart and gu-tro-alimfT.tary tract, a
well .is the organs ali'adv I' liricd t.
Tlicasc attracted c'"n-idi -r.ible attin
ion ibroad. and at tu request .f the
eminent .urgon. vir James I 'a get. a
(.i t of the detached mass and a phot",
graph of the child bcfo'.e t :e operat ion
wt re furnished to the museum of !
Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Dr.
I'anioasl exhibited a copy of th" da
gcitrieotxpe scut in ir James Paget,
and said be would have a photograph
of the otmg man taken atd r the in
terval which has now elapsed, and
which tcstilie- to th,- wi-ibiii and suc
i ess of the operation. Dr. Pancoast is
positive in bis belief that all double
: li ibl e n. dp h as the Niamcse twin.-
-hoilld be severed by the surgeon's
knife Tlii , V now - Ipe w as dete iiiined
by th" po..l-lii.irtcm held Upon the nil' e
famous Siamese twins Chang and,
after they bd h'c'i brought North by
l'r. I'.mcoast and placed in I he museum
i.f a medical in 1 1' it i.ui in Philadel
phia. The Itussian
Th- Ku
ian la
a pec uliat
I the At
:ne. v i-i i cs a i Hi-respondent
t.mta 'ci.v' it nl i'll : some ot it
i tit
ir-taken from the Greek and seiim
from the Latin alphabet, while others
again are quite original : besides sonic
of the Latin let1' i's have an eiitirch
different meaning ; thus the p, stands
for W, the P stands for 11 and so on.
Mv ignorance of the language w a -perplexing
and sunn-time-; put me into
straits. One night, rather kite, I w ished
to ride back to the Hotel d'Furopo
where I was staying. I called a cab or
"" a-- tin y are called, and men
tioned the name of the hotel. Cabby
shook his head, did not understand me.
1 repeated it ; li go ; called i;i the aid
of the policeman, but did nt do any
g 1, he knew just as bltle what 1
wished. 1 v a. about an hour's ride
awav from the hotel, but trusted to my
memory to Iind Urn way back, and told
the man to go ahead ; "ff we went at a
slashing g.ot. At first ad went nice;
we passed some hridg' s and monuments
which I, having s-cn when coming,
remembered. I knew I was right ; but
a slvit time nft. rwards we were lost
in a maze of short, narrow streets, ami
then I though' "where the deuce i
the fellow taking me to'." 1 made him
stop, got out, went it.! .I six or eight
houses to male inqu.i i-s. but did tut
Iind a sen! that understood me. A
policeman, who came up. tried to help
me, but could mt. Suddenly hedarted
off, collared a ragged, more than half
intoxicated individual, and brought
him before me. I addressed him in
French and German, and to my delight,
bespoke both languages and quickly
set mutters right, tor me. I did not
w ish to be caught in a siniilrtr predica
ment and inquired the next day what
the Hnssian was for '-Hotel d'Kuropc,
Michael street." It runs thus: "Fnre
benskeia Gastinitse. Michaclovvskria
ulitze." ! managed to learn that bv
heart, and had no more trouble after
wards ill finding my way to the hotel.
A Winter Sunset.
The day bud her n long and gloomy,
Wear w nil iiii-I and tarn.
A day for llu hi art ! b' ood o-i
Sorrow and ln-s and p it:::
Hut there camo with t'n- li;jhl of evening,
A wind that -wept away
AM the shadow nf dar'oie.-
i'it of the M-i i : 1 1 - day.
! thy life. O pilgrim, veniy,
Veiled f.-oi'i tlif- ehe'-ring li.t'nt
P'Tliaps for ih'" i-'- the primus"
' if ioy with ti.e waning liu'it.
l'ai ,: thai: iionnday splendor,
ilichet- lliuii beams of Htnv--,
Tlie bi 'tioiir idnrj 'if snnsel
Vmy b :'-:i throiiuii golden loir:,
- .l.O i'O'c' ,S"l!;l',r.
w method of ni.ili it rr tooth iioy.
der; t'rin'l your teeth.
' haiacti ristii s of a rich m.i'i: Thi
: h ganee of his carriage ami the loftj
i,e.., o," hi-- gat".
"V.ii hav- :.vly telh, Fthel."
V'-s. George," she ba"IIy li-pe l; "they
..-re a ('hristi' p'' !'ii ;:i Aunt
A mvier fell in b've wit!i a girl at
111-' .ighf, sh" Was ea-liv sind'en witil
him. and th" tntiie ciairt-di p vv a;1-,
My pel V" "Von !,.! .'
A bttl I ;, who has l.ecti u.,ed tu
ecciN ing hi- eld r ' i t !u r's old toy:
."el old cloth'
i ""cut 1
hi- widow
Ma, will I hav- '. ma:
hen be dies'.-"
Tea' !n i : "Define t(,r- w
Scholar. P means to
Teacher: ' Const ru t a
i d v ,iv a'e.'
bol'ovv out."
r-entenc in
which the won
s h"!ar: "The ba
i.. properly ;n"d. "
i vcavat."', V. be;i it.
gets hurt."
In the w -iv of tnaiik.s; Young la ly,
writing love-letter for the. fit.l.ei!
mad. 'That'.! about iimii-b. ivw,
i n't it K it' ll
more, miss; jn--t
maid: ( in" thing
pp-a -e ( . ir e b,vi
a on'ribution
hnrch just as th -
:- 1 i 1 1 a';d ". i ii n.'."
I iglitning strn- '.:
p!.o iu ' Wi -t j ;i .In
'l'-,e "ii w as pa itig it
ouud. 'This
is Hie fir-t f 1 1 1 - ii.iv t bin;: h .;Mrnrk
hi-, pla'e for thri" looioh.;." said thfi
i" "-..ii. thought fully.
The piMol'i c flep.' ha ruled
that a husband has f" coi.tio'. over the
correspond. 'ii. ' of his wife. But this
lie. ; -on vvi'l i" t pi '.Mil a man from
'arrv ing his w ife's h t'crinhis inside
-..-,t pocket three we
"llovv to Treat W
nf a newspaper art i
V'lell dei ipt ' V e. i
ks before mailing,
man" is the title
I leadlines are
. onion like to
I," treat
IV ith all".
1 with ion. others
tion. and there are still others
ivho liU
to 1.;" treated I'
ie cream and
i on have been
"WcM. Iln' nr. I hear
.' the Niirn'.,rg exhibition. Did yon
.isit the Gcriii.inii- museum, too'.'
uli. y.s. I
'Tim e hour.-!
ill that tin:.
he -x;t."
A cru-i"
V. as there three hours."
And wh.i ibd you do
' "I v, ;is trying to find
old fe
" asked :
fav orite
What i-; th" reason that
Iragons. and d- vils are ladies'
llbj. ets for embroidery designs?"
'Ah. because i hi v are continually think
; ig of !h. ir iui-1 iu.'.--," w a ' the 1 ply's
iii. k retort.
There is nothing sometimes like
lulling the nail on the heel. At a
rei .-nt I: re in I ! I aw a, ( an., soiu" one
sen a telegram to the owner, who was
in Boston, saving : - l'r i a s all on lire;
what shall we dor" The an-wer came
promptly . "Put it out."
C irvespondcll' :.f 111.
.1 ;.o 'in. wri'ing from
c imp in A , ;oua. says thc
there is s" brilliant that i
,s. , i, f ..
a mining
ill can see
mountains a' a distam
n iles. ( th. goo lne-.s; w.
light here. From Imre
dear to the in ion.
of seventy
. an beat that,
v ii can bee
iixing ot Bines,
It 'vill be n-meiiibf red by those who
l.i.i- beet; familiar with out writings
f : l!:" list thirty year-, t -,t we have
counted very much upon an in. proved
race in this country grow iug out of th
mixture of races. Herbert Spencer, in
;iing his iuipros-dons " America,
says. -It iuav, ! think, be reasonably
held, that both bcciiuseof its Mm and
th" hcterogcuity of it s compom n;s, th"
American nation will be a long time
in evolving its ultimate I nn ; but iU
uPliuate form will be high. One result,
i , I think, li'lcra ly t Icar. From bio
i igi. al truths jt is o be inferred that,
the .' n'll'i liii.rtiiii Ihr nllinl fori
f.'..i Aryii iwf f iiiniii'i th",
fr.Hiliiti'ih, n il! yi.e ''' i " ii:'H'- )i"ti v
fit! t;jr "f vim Viin n h''s lillini e.r
h!'l, and type of men more plastic,
"lore adaptable, more capable of under
going tlm complicat ions iie. dl'ul for
social life. 1 think that whatever
did!, ulties they may bave.o surmount,
and whatever ti ibulati -n:. they niity
have to i:iss through, the Americans
niav reasonably look I'm ward to a time
, when they will have produced a civili
a'ion grander than any tin: world ha
' l i.own. - ''"'' M'juihhj.

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