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Life is Hut a liny.
A Milhcsimio nmid. ill rnrly morn,
Chimp tii''ing 1 1 1 1 r 1 - ii'pi-1 1 c Irnj
Of nil I prpiiliiic.- pi er In mi
'1 ! I1 itltt st. (flii'l Ip.l hiviit litis li);
Anil nwiiiii . Iv her sPi'i'li tin- svvn.i
Of rapt dilution, -hi' ilolli my,
" limy cliul it Ihinjj i- life."
OVichiip nt last I iy miililiiv hent,
Anil ncll nij;h Hlili liiillili toil,
A iniiii til i'.-iM' Iny diivvn to ,-liH'p.
Anil -imti'li !(- limn life'.'' turmoil,
lid tnsp mi l Willi a lin MM.
Anfaii r'in-i in tliliv ton's siiml:
" It vv sail u thin:; i- I ! -
An lie. il piiir nt pvp ilinw unar.
Willi filming p. n Inin- i liiui liyni.l.
Dentil 1 uy to iIipiii Ini- lo-l ii- toai'.
Alllionli. in onlli. to iIip M'oini'il limit.
All hope in tinip lm pi rd nwiiv,
Vet from llip lipnii Pitch one doth say:
" How Kiiiii l a thing is life' "
A HIGH-TEMPERED GIRL,
"No, I won't!" salil Theodora Keed,
.tiipetuou.sly; "I won't! i won't! so
'here's an enl of tho matter."
Theodora was busy making pear
marmalade, with n pocket-handkerchief
fastened, lleatrioe Cenci fashion, over
her luxuriant brown tresses, n little,
chocked apron enveloping her trim
little figure, and sleeves rolled up above
Heivon Powers stood opposite, ner
vously feeling of his bristly chin.
Theodora was young and pretty,
with limpiil, hael eyes, rings of brown
hair straying like lljss silk over her
temples, and rosy lips.
Peuoon Towers was elderly and
wrinkled, with an indescribable sharp
ness in his face, as if it had worn away
in contact with the world.
'It's getting 1 1 be an imposition,"
said Tlieuil'ir,'., brusquely. "Last week
we had two tract distributors here,
mid week before that .old Dr. Dividing
ton and his wife and tlnve children
stayed here live days, so that it should
be convenient for the semi-annual ooit
veniioii. In fact, I don't remember a
single uioiilli without company since
we have lived at the parsonage. And
we have no girl now, and papa has the
neuralgia, so you must tell this young
clergymau to go somewhere else.
won't have him here!"
"Hut, my dear Miss Keed "
"I'm not your 'dear Miss Heed'"
laid Theodora, vehemently. "If 1 was.
you would try to s are ice a little of all
this annoyance. Yes, I know I am the
minister's daughter, and as such, am
cxpoited to have neither feelings or
preference, nor sensibilities of anv
kind. lint I'm human, after all; and
1 decline to keep a perpetual free hotel
for cverv one who comes in this direc-;
"Your predecessor. Miss Heed the
liment.ed Mrs. Smiley was never
averse to entertaining the saints." re
proachfully uttered the deacon. "Her
door was ever open and her amiable
"Oh, yes, I know!" said Theodora.
"And she died at forty. I intend to
live a great deal longer than that. She
was killed by sewing-societies and
company, and Dorcas meetings. I've
had enough of that s -rt. of thing, and
I iivaii to stop. If the chiirch-peopl
wish pipa to entertain all creation,
(hey m ist raise his salary that's all."
"Hut, my good young friend--"
At that moment, however, a third
person unexpectedly appeared upon the
M'eiie. 'the door between the parlor
anil kitchen, which had, unperccivod
by Miss Heel and Deacon I'owers.
stood slightly ajar, opened a tall,
frank-faced young man stood there,
with a decided color on his cheeks.
"Deacon I'owers." said he, "pray
assure this young lady that I will not
trespass upon her hospitality. Perhaps
we had better go on to the next place
at once." I
There was something in his air and j
manner which caused tho deacon to '
shoot out of the kitchen like an arrow
from the bow, and the next moment
Theodora was alone.
She colored and bit her lip.
"It's all true," she said, "every word
of it. Hut I'm a little sorry he heard
it. Perhaps he wasn't to blame, after
And Theodora went vigorously on
with the pear marmalade, until the
old clock in the corner struck eleven,
and then she p oired out a cup of
chocolate, and ran upstairs to her
Mr. Keed was sitting before his
-inly table, with his temples resting on
his hands, his elbows among the chaos
of books and papers. '1 heo went to
his side at once, and laid her hand on
"Papa," she said, wistfully, "ii your
neuralgia worse ?"
"Very much worse, Theo," he said,
lifting his pain-glazed eyes to her eager
questioning young face. "I do not be
lieve that I can preach to-morrow; I
do not believe that I can ever prepare
Theodora looked aghast.
"Rut, papa," said she, "whatcanyou
old Dr. Denton is out of town,
"My dear," said the poor clergyman,
pressing his hands to his throbbing
temples, "yon must send a note to Mr.
Ilervey, and ask him to olltciate in my
place, as a special favor."
"Who is Mr. II. rvcy?" asked Theo
dora. "I don't know," sighed Mr. Hoed.
"I only know that he was to bo at
Windlicld this week. Most probably he
will be at the. Star hotel."
"Very well, pupa." said Theodora,
feigning a i h"erlnlne-s that she was
very far from lecling. "Drink your
choc, late now, there's a darling, and
don't fret yourself the least bit in the
world, and I will seo that all arrange
ments are made."
So she ran down stairs and set her
self to thinking.
A substitute must be found for the
pulpit, and here it was twelve o'clock
She sat down and wrote a little note,
consulting the dictionary more than
once to make sure of no errors, and
carefully copying the whole, because
of a spattering little blot which fell, as
if "cf malice aforesaid," directly across
the second line.
"It i Mi:. IIikviv: Will you
grant us tho great favor of preaching
in papa's place to-morrow? II" is
very ill of neuralgia, and is unable
even to prepare a sermon. We shall
be greatly obliged if you will dine with
ns to-morrow after church.
Tui:i'i; v lii:i:i.
And after satisfy ng herself that it
was all ijiiite right, she curried it her
self to the Mar hotel.
Mr. Ilervey was not in, hadn't b"en
in since morning.
I!ut they would give him the note
directly on his arrival; so Theodora
harried home again, and in the course
of the afternoon, a little colored boy
from tint hotel brought a card, on one
side of which was engraved. "Henry
Ilervey," while upon the other wis
writien the words, "w it h t he greatest
And the minister's daughter, "on
1 ho-pital le thought intent," roasted a
pair of chickens, collcclel the ingredi- ;
i cuts lor a salad, made a peach-pie and I
' . baked a loaf of bread, which w as light ,
and wh'te as sea-foam.
"I'll show lii iii that the country girls '
understand good housekeeping," said .
Theo to herself. j
Mr. Itced was not able to leave his i
sofa the next morning, so Theo put on j
"er pretty iiiue-nml-white inu.-Iiu dress
:"' ne Wl'sy hat with the roses that
became her delicate complexion so per-
; fectly, ami went to church, after lirst
seeing that the table was all spread for
the cold dinner, and the coffee-pot sim
mering on the stove.
The church was full.
Mr. Ilervey was a rising luminary in
the theological horimi, and almost
every one in Windlield had heard of
him, so there was no lack of an audi
ence. 1'ut to Theodora's ineffable dismay.
t,,e .vollntf man wh" walked so
composedly out on the platform was no
other than the frank-faced person who j
had stood on her kitchen threshold,!
only the day before, and overheard her j
diatribe on the subject of undesired j
! I'nder the shadow of the roses she
turned redder still.
"Oh. my tongue my unlucky
1 tongue!" she said, frantically, to her
' self. "I always knew it would lead me
! into trouble! What must he have
j thought ?"
And, as may be inferred, Theodora's
(levotions albeit, she was in reality a
sweet, sincere little christian--did not
' ,,er ln,,,'n K""'1 t,,;lt morning.
Mr. I Tervey came across into the par-
sonage when the sermon was over, and
held out his hand to blushing Theodora,
"We meet again," said he, with a
"I can't help it," burst out Theodora.
in desperation. "I meant every word I
said, Mr. Ilervey; it was all true. Hut
hut it didn't apply to you!"
"I understand," he said, quietly. "I
was a little nettled at the moment, for
I merely wished for a temporary shel
ter while they were refurnishing my
room at the Star hotel. Hut I can
easily see, now that I have thought the
matter over in a new light, that a
minister's family must bo sadly pestered
with volunteer guests. Pray think no
more of it. Miss Heed."
And he spoke so frankly and pleas
antly that Theo became quite at her
ease, while he carved the chicken, and
she prepared the crisp lettuce and
limpid oil for the salad.
He was taken up to Mr. Reed's sick
room after dinner, and had a pleasant
chat with him before the afternoon ser
vice. "You have done me a great favor,
sir," said the elder clergyman, when at
length ho parted from his guest "And
we should esteem it a privilege my
little girl nd I if you would make it j
your home nt tho parsonage during
your stay in town. Should we not,
Theodora hung down her head, an I
turned pink to the very roots of her
"Yes," she said, almost inaudihly.
"Only--I am ashamed to say so. Oh,
papa," hiding her face on his shoulder,
"1 have behaved so badly! I nevei
should have taken il for granted that
Mr. Ilervey was like the rest!''
And then, inliniiely to Ml. Ilervey's
amusement, she told tho whole story of
her interview with Deacon powers.
Mr. I Seed smiled, as hestroked Theo's
"My little girl is only a little girl,"
said he, "and sometimes forgets that
the tongue is an unruly member. I bit
the will improve as she grow s older."
Mr. Ilervey spent the summer at
Windfleld. lie was revising the proof
sheets of a theological volume, and
liked the quiet and seclusion of tho lit
Perhaps, too, he liked something else
about it. At all events, although he
did not make the parsonage his home,
he spent a great deal of his time then.
"Theo." he said, one day they had
become fast friends by this time "you
have ta-fed so many of the petty trials . well, suddenly turning around, "I can
and annoyances of being a minister's always tell when you are bell nd me,
daughter that I wonder if you would or near me."
ever consent to be a minister's wife." "How do you account forthal?" ine
"Well," said Theo, half laughing, chanically asked Mr. Kdison. still ab-
half bluhing, "it would dep : nd a good
deal upon who the ministi r was."
"Suppose it was Henry Ilervey?"
"Do you re-'lly mean it?" said Theo,
suddenly growing grave.
"It is strange, isn't it," said he, "that
I should lose my heart to such a 1 ttle
termagant as yon proved yourself the
first day 1 ever saw you? I!ut it is a
foregone conclusion -I am entirely at
your mercy. Sweet Th will you be
And Then placed her bands in his.
with a lovely look of awe and happi
ness, and answered:
Diacon I'owers could not compre
hend it at all.
"If he marrii s such a high-tcinpered
girl as that," said the deacon, "he does
it at his peril. Why, I never was so
berated in my life as I was that day at
"lint, pa," said the deacon's daughter,
"every w oman finds her master soon or
late. Now, I think Theodora Heed has
found hers." Ili 'm l'nnn-1 h'liir-s.
Note of Carl Tewiie.
An enterprising base ball maniil'ac.
tuier has got out anew ball, which he
calls the "Klcction." It it evident,
therefore, that when some crippled
clubs come together, say si veil or
eight, the election will be thrown.
A victim of a bank failure has writ
ten a poem about the man w ho w re li
ed the institution. As the latter fel
low was already imprisoned. I think
the swindled depositor might have
spared him the unkindest. cut of all.
Tho man who runs for Congress of
ten finds that be might have walked
and saved his wind.
"I'll he Mowed if he buys me," said
tho cornet, as the man asked the
price of the instrument.
Indiscreet females are all the time
Slicing men for trying to kiss them,
.lust let a fellow succeed once, and see
hew this sort of thing will be for
liaggy trousers are a kind of male
bags that never go out of fashion w ith
I 'nele Sam.
A Philadelphia girl fainted light in
front of an ice-cream saloon. When
will tho rash creatures learn from ex
perience? Husinessmen may complain all they
piease, but trade is always good
among politicians, for there is always
a chance to sell each other out.
The Tomb of Rachel.
A correspondent of the Salt Lake
Tribune from Palestine says of Rachel's
tomb; Singularly enough this is one (if
the places in Palestine where the tradi
tions of Jews, Moslems and Christians
agree, and where the veneration of all
is bestowed. Undoubtedly it is the
spot where Hachel was overtaken by !
her last illness when she and Jacob i
were journeying southward from j
Bethel, and where Benjamin lirst open- j
ed his eves to look upon this ereat
world. The building is a modern,
white, square structure, with a domed
roof of coarse plaster, and tho pillar
which Jacob sorrowfully set up to
mark the site has long since passed
away; hut the spot is faithfully cher
ished in the hearts of all.
The tomb lies at the point where the
Bethlehem and Hebron roads unite, j ''gns ll i,n'' sends it to the third audi
Bethlehem is in sight to the left, and j "r- w,1, ,"""s ovt'r ana" passes it on
only one mile distant. How near ,' "", "arrant division. From here
l'ach;-l was.t a good halting place j .H'1' to f'1" register of t ho treasury,
when her life v. opt out, and that of I 'ho in turn rxam nes it and hands H
Israel's favorite sou. after Joseph, was I v,'r 10 lht division of accounts. If it
kinrll - d'
AX IW'KNTOK'S WOOING.
Hnvv Thomas A. Edison Won
An Abrupt Courtship with an Employe
Ending in a Happy Marriage
Mrs. Mary Stillwell Kdison. wife of
the inventor, Thomas Alva Kdison,
died suddenly at her late residence at
Menlo ark, X. .1. she was twenty
nine years of age and leaves surviving
her three children. The story of her
marriage to Mr. Kdison, says the New
York Hi rulil, is a singularly strange
and romantic one. When he first
formed her acquaintance he was about
twenty live years of age. lie had
jn-t invented the chemical telegraph,
by means of which muld be transmit
ted, he claimed, on a single wire o,""0
words a minute. The telegraph, not
withstanding this, however, became
sulmrvieiit to the Anrse system.
While working on the chemical tele
graph he emiilovcd several voiing
women to punch the holes n tin- paper.
Among them was Miss Mary Stillwell.
One day he was standing behind her
chair examining a telegraphic instru
"Mr. Kdison." remarked Miss still-
sorbed in his worn.
"1 don't know, I am sure," she qui
cth an-wired: "but I seem to feel
when you are near me."
"Miss stillwell," said Mr. Kdison,
turning round now in his turn and
looking his interlocutor in the face,
"I ve been thinking considerably of you
of late, and if yon are willing to have
me, I'd like to marry you."
"You a-toiush me," exclaimed Miss
Stillwell, "I I never"
"I know you never thought T would
be your wooer," interrupted Mr. Kdi
son, "but think over my proposal. Miss
stillwell, and talk it over with your
mother." Then he added in the same
off-hand, business-like way, as though j
he might be experimenting upon a j
new mode of courtship; -"Let me j
know as early as possible, and if vmi i
consent to marry me, and your mother
is w illing, we can be married by next
This was the extent of Mr. Kdison's
courtship. It is hardly neces-ary to
add that the highly favored lady laid
the abrupt propositi before her mother.
"Ma has consented," she told Mr.
Kdison the next day.
"That's all right," said Mr. Kdison
in reply. "We will be married a week
And so it was. The two were mar
ried in a week and it day from the be
ginning ol Mr. Kdison's novel and pre
cipitate courtship. In connection
with his marriage, however, a story is
told quite as singular, but fully in
keeping with the one already given
touching Ids courtship. It is said that
d rcctly following the marriage he en
tered his laboratory in his wedding
suit, and hastily throwing his coat on
a ben h, began work.
"Why, surely you are not going to
w ork on your wed.liiiu' night ?" remon
strated his chief assistant.
suppose it is?" he quickly an
SWercd, setting to work w ith renewed
zeal: "the (iold and stock company
don't care for that. They want their
instruments to-inoiTi.w. and they've
got to have tin in. in n riage or no mar
riage; so here go s."
The wedding trip of Mr. Kdison ran
into the mysteries of int ntions. His
Wedded lite, however, is said to have
been a singularly happy one.
linn Pensions are iMitt,
The Wiishmgti n correspondent of
the Cleveland .!' tells how much
are is exercised in granting a pension,
The pension must tiist be found to
ie all right by the appropriate evi
ience. which is compared with the
mister roils and tho records in the war
Icpartmei.t. It goes through a nuin
ier of hands, and if found all right a
equisition is made upon the treasury
'or it. This requisition for its pay-
iieut mast go through thirteen
.uireans before it .can be paid. In the
irst place, you know, there must be a
appropriated by congress for the
payment ot the cia-s to which it be
ongs, and the appropriation must be
jv.tilable before the requisition will bo
uade. Then it must he drawn up and
iigned by the commissioner of pen
dons. From him it goes to the secre
ary of the interior, who signs it and
lends it to the comptroller of the
reasiiry. The second comptroller
,iasses here ail right, it is then pre.
sented to the 1'nited States treasurer f
for his signature. Having Leon
signed it goes back to the division of
accounts to be registered, then to the
register of the treasury for his signa
ture, then to the division of accounts
again for mailing to the depository of
the pension agent who is to pay the
claim, and another note must be sent
informing the agent that, money is
placed to Ms credit hcru for payment.
This is the motln nii i-nit'li for every
pension claim that is granted, whether
it be for sjl'Mi a week, as in the case of
the wives of dead presidents, or 1 a
month for the end of a linger. It will
be seen that through it, it is almost
impos-ilile f.ir frauds to take place, as
the bo ibs of all the thirteen bureaus
tally and an omission or a mistake in
any would be at mice noted in the
others. It requires from ten to fifteen
days to obtain the money on a claim,
after it has been grantc I by the ollice
No Words Wasted.
In this practical era. Dr. Alernathy
ought to be a popular piie l tioneer if
he was alive. He never wasted words,
and patients who went to him were
i lw ays instructed to humor his econ
omical idio-yiirra-y. once a lady
called on him and held out her linger.
"Cut V" as' i;d the doctor.
"i'.ile," replied the lady.
"(io homo and poultice it."
Next ilav brought another call
"Mo-t M-;isibe woman I ever met.
'Three guineas, (ioodbye. (ietout."
Another lady, w ho h id s : aided her
arm, sought him. and exposing the
injured member, said;
"I see it."
He prescribed a lotion and sent her
away. Nevl day sle came again and
displayed her arm. saying:
" know it."
Thi'ih i.l dav brought another vi-it
and the rcioai k ;
"Any fool could see that. Pay the
porter, (b t away."
The Ai l of Karly Kisinir.
The proper time to rise, says the
London l.uiftl, is when sleep ends.
loing should not be allowed. Trite
sleep is the aggregate of sleeps, or is a
stati1 consisting in tin' sleeping or rest
of all the several parts of the organ
ism. Sometimes one and at other
times another part of the body, as a
whole, may bo the leu a fatigued, and
so tin' tirst to awake, or the most ex
hausted, and therefore the most diffi
cult to arouse. The secret of good
sleep is, the physiological conditions of
rest being I'stablis ,c.l, -o to work and
weary the several part- ot the organ
ism asto give them a proportionally
equal need of re-t at the same miv
incut; and. to wake early and fed
ready to rise, a fair and equal start of
the sleepers should be secured, and
the wise self-mauagei should not allow
a drowsy folding of the consciousness
or weary senses, or an exhausted mus
cular system, I i beguile him into the
folly of going to sleep again vv hen once
he has been aroiisi d. Altera few
day-ol self diclpliiie, the man w ho
resolves not to do. e. that is. not to al
low sonii sleepy part of his body to
keep him in bed after his brain has
once aw tketied, will find himself, with
out knowing why. an early riser.-.
'(1iiW S, it ii i M")i!hhi.
A recent writer on heredity points
out the fact that resemblances will
crop out in families after centuries
have, elapsed. There is a picture of
tiovernor Winthrop hanging up in the
state house. M'hen ex-speaker Win
throp took bis seat beneath the por
trait, everyone was astonished at the
resemblance between the old Puritan
ami his living descendant of our day.
The Hapsbtirgs, the reigning family
of Austria have a series of family por
traits extending back six hundred
years. The likenesses are extraordi
nary, and all. or nearly all, the months
have a peculiarly sh:.ped tindcrlip.
Henry of Navarre, the gallant French
monarch, assassinate)! by a fanatic
priest, s reproduced in form and fea
tures by his descendant, the Hue do
The Jewish race is another instance
of a certain type of form and feature,
maintaining its uniformity over eigh
teen hundred years. This extraordi
nary people have been scattered over
the earth, anil subjected to every vari
ety of climate and local conditions;
yet in Russia, Arabia, Morocco, (Jer-
many.Kngland or the Knifed States t
there is a family resernhiunop which
I cannot be mistaken. I'unnnst. '
Rrmni Unl lf 'I
V7ab:r Constioitly Dripping fiotn It Mnke
Th attention of the Ibm. .1. P.. Ab.
hot I. inilii-'er tor mines, has been
i drawn to a notice iii l.n,l .mil II"'-
j respecting the"rain tree," which grows
' in South America, and, according to
this notice, is so remarkable that trav-
I Hers, when traversing an arid and
I desolate t rai l ,f point ry, hav been
I struck with the strange contrast of
1 seeing on one hand a barren de-crt,
I and on tic other a rich and luurioit
vegetation. The tree, this notice
, states, grow s to the height, of sixty
I feet, with ii iliiniied r of three feet at
Its base, and it possesses the power of
attracting, absorbing, and condensing
the humidity of Die at nio-pln re so
stroiii'lv that vvaler is alw.ivs to be
; seen dripping from its tiiiukin sie h
! quantity as to convert the surrounding
j soil int :i veritable m ush. Mr. Ab
j In dt has railed tor a report on the
subject from the inspector ol forests,
I.Mr.. I. Duff, who has w ntt-n t be to!
"In accordance with your itistruc
j tions. I have the honor to inform you
that I have oht. lined the following in
j formation re-pecting t i.e haUtal - and
Uses of the r.ii ii tree or '.mango. Albi
' .ia sainan ( I' Vim Mueller i. or Piiho-
colabiuiii s.iinan of lleiitliaii': llaron
Mueller si ales in his woikoti "Kxtra
Tropical Plants,' published in
that "the rain tree or guungo is a bitty
Iree, particularly aln ible for vv 1 1 sa
line count ry, and il extends from Mex
ico to ir, iil an I pern. If attains a
height of s evenly bet. trunk six feet
in diameter, the eeln-s.tl br, inches ex
panding bid feet, audit is, if .jllick
growth, in outline uoi uniike an oak.
It forms a magnificent limine m a
landscape. It thrive, in the dry -alt
olid districts of the We,t ladies, aid
iikes the vieinity of the sea. bain and
.lew fall through its leaves, which are
shut up at night, thus allowing grass
'.n grow underneath. Il thrives best
where (lie rainfall duel nates between
thirty and sixiv inches a year -one of
ihebest trees in nul l climates for road
nr shade lii.es. The wood is hard and
'iriiaiui ntal, but the principal utility
if the tree lies in its pulpy pods. which
Are produced in gn at abundance, and
.institute a very fattening bidder for
ill kinds of pastoral animals, v hich cat
ihemwith relish.' Mr. John smith,
A. L. s., ex-cura'or of the loyal but
inic gardens. New London, in his dic
. binary of l.oomuiiii ul Plants,' pub
lished in lsJ, slabs that 'the aiming
s the S-;i!ii-h name of the tree, and it
s a native of Venezuela.' lie qu tes
Humboldt's description of the tree,
which is its follows: -We saw in the
'Veiling at a league distant an object
which appeared in the hori. on like a
j round hillock covered With trees It
was neither a hill nor a group of trees
j 'lo-e to cit'-li other, hi!' one single tree
the famous anuing-del ( iu.iy iv'.re
J tearkable for tic-enormous extent of
its branch) s. w hich lorm a hemis
pheric hea I "'To tecl in i :ii u.n!ereiiee.
tho diameter of tie-stem bci nine
feet icar the ground. ec is taken
Irom't In' 1 n c vv ei c raise I in lb, hota
uic gardens. Trinidad, in I 'Jo. Ii ap
pears to b" fast grow ing vv In n young,
i tue forty year- old niea-uring liliei n
feet in circumference n ar the gr und.
It has thn k. ikitiish. curved po Is,
about eight inches in length and one
in w i lib. i out. iming a swecti-h pulp.
They arc in c a n us' for tc-ling
cattle, all I lor that purpo-., the tne i
now cult iv .del in dub rent lountrics.
It is also known as the ruin tree. I
may tur.hcr add tha" a tew year- ag
a number of seeding plant of the rain
tree were received in tie- vvdio -v Bo
tanic (iaideiis. from tin- Botann (i.ir
dens, t'cy I in, on receipt ot which they
were phi. e I in the bush bouse, where
they grew well during t he summer
mouths: but the whole of the plants
perished in the winter, wnbh would
indicate that the climate of Sydney is
not sufficiently warm for the cultiva
tion i if this tree. 'I he rain tree cv i
dently requires a moist climate by the
! sea. and it might succeed in -nine ,.f
I the northern coast districts, but it is
' very doubtful if it would grow in the
interior, or in the districts subnet to
droughts and frosts, the latter being
i the localities where such a tree would
I I e most required for shade and stock
feed. The statements made by tiaicl
j ers in South America attached hcre-
to. that 'water is constantly dripping
from the trunk of the tree in such
quantity as to convert the soil into a
! veritable marsh," is, I think, exaggera
ted, and requires further reliable ci -
urination. Snould steps be taken to
ascertain if the rain tree can be p ro
ll cured in the cohmiis, and if so, to pro
cure plants and test its suitability for
I various districts in New South
M- V1.I...H V..,u ,li...,.t I !...-.
Vetak. n to ,,r.-Mro some of tC trees
with a low to the r introduction into
the colony.- s;;,hii ilh ralfl.
'Hip miii Is M t hut in iIip "-t
A ei ldi ii libl is stii'iiiiiiiin.
Ali.l iivi'l Im imI Ihe pule yo'ins I..or
VV'i -tlil l her polllsp Is li'.lllll?.
'IIip .-h.i'I'iws -i i Ipiii iiIIi til)' I !
swi i i iii-ii't hl'e is IniiiiiiiinK.
M.v lii'iot i lijiht lor i'Imi ell'
1 loinii my Ihvp ispi.iiiiui!.
I inning, pinning.
I know my love i- calling-
Teen t lie mi' thi' umber lie.ltt
Will hill in iviiii'lmiis showers
And nil the I iilin.v rmth ii in t .- I'lPUli
I- r iloh iit of flowers.
A ii-i hen' uic thpi n Willi til till h;ht
Tin- liip-llii- bright hi-o nnuniiiK.
I hem ii -f .-j.. oh1 hour! hp slill
II isiny true love poiiimi;
Mi oivn lino lovo is poronits-
The tin i 'IT west is liglilh-s Jiin-,
'flic nun yoiiiis 1110:111 is sleppin.
And on the .-ilp-il ilniksoiiip nil
I l.c nvi'i iiii-t- are rrpcpin.
I tin n 'iic from the tr.ith'riiw elmsm
VV iih pi,- dim nnd o'prtb.inina.
i Mi" ihniistht nloiiu io-ps'ps mo
M l ml II II IIP lol tl is jzoiii-
ol- II 1 1 lie line 1- nil.';
-Hume I'o'i HViwr.
Ill MOHOl S.
"IIovv shall 1 sleepy" asks a corres
piiiidoni. Try to stay awake to catch
stooping over to pi' k up a lair lady'?
handkerchief loses its joy when it sac
riiiees a siispcii lor button.
Yon am always reading of baseball
players striking, and yet they nuer
seem to get their wages raised.
Tin re is a demand for the coinage
of h. ill' cent piece-. They arc probably
wanted for i Itarit ab!" purposes
The easiest way to mark table linen
I.eav e a baby inula blackberry pie
Hone at the table three minutes.
A I'i.i adi'lphi.i woman -wallowed
a pinl i. f coal oil with suicidal intent,
but :u she forgot lo swallow il lighted
match -he st ill bv es.
II M. the king ol the Itelgians. i
learning to play the ilnte. His high
pusiti" ! in society protects him from
the vengeance of siili"ling subjects.
Lit' ! Virgie w a examining a piec
of hard bologna sausage: "Mamma, I
(loii't see how they gel this stuff with
out tearing the skin." Mrs. fSuchtuan
A woman in Ayli.-City ha- acquir
ed the habit of citing six pounds of.
starch a day. s mi" women will do
anything with stanh rather than put
it in a shirt bo-oin.
Stale Ilinuer id the While llousn.
"II. iw many persons does it take to
serve a state dinner'?" asked a visitor.
"If there are tifljr persons at the
i.thli'. or a low more or less, it takes
"Why so many V"
"Well, there an- live services for
every course. I'.v that I mean that
live dishes of everything arc served at
once. If the couise is lish. live plates
of fish are served simultaneously, and
so on through the dinner. This is to
prevent delay. so you see t hero are
live of the servants i iigiiged in serving
the main dish f the i nurse, cadi on"
helping about ten persons, and live
nn in- follow with the v egetables or the
ai inpnuying dish. Tw o more waiters
are kept busy serving the nine which
belongs to tin' course."
"The whole dinner is prepared here
in the W lute II iii-i'. is it not V"
"Lv i ry thing but the ice r am. that
w c get outside. ( if murse. wo haven't
a litrge i n 'iigh ion o ol servants regu
larly in the house to serve the dinner,
and so have to get outside assistance,
but the dinners are truly White House
Outside the kitchen are two refriger
ators. I ig enough for a mammoth
hotci, but t le y do not suilice, and a new
one w ith all the modern improvement
is about to be built. Mr. Williams, tho
steward, has a eoinloi table ollice in the
bascinint, Irom which open the Presi
dent's w ine cellar. I'lie-toi-k of w ines
has not been replenished since the sea
sun's gay i ties vv i re ov er, but t he sin I o3
are pretty well filled yet.
In accordance with t he in vit it ion of
the I'ue coiinoissioiieis id New York
,'ity. the inventors ot apparatus for
throwing life line- over roots t into
windows mad experiments a few davs
tgo at the Palisades. The first inven
tor sent a line J.'.s icel upward.
another osii'.g a brass cannon sent tlm
line :!ilu feet. The last man to make
an experiment vv as very young In is
I . C. L'igl, a machinist in the repair
shop of the lire depart merit. His
apparatus looked tike a very large
metal bottle, with an extraordinary
long neck. He explained that the big
part of the bottle contained air under
a pressure of I7' pounds to the square
inch. He said he could send a lino up
us high as they wanted it, and hp dlil.
He sent it up over .riK i b et. and beat