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THE CHINA DRAGON.
BY IIRLKN KonilF.ST CinAVHS.
"Do go for it, Clmrloy !" siiid Rosa
lio Maury to her brother ; "for, if 1
don't have it, 1 can't go to tbo bull."
"I'm not n dressmaker's errand
boy," replied Charles Maury, rather
"Rut you're going directly past
there," Mid Rosalie, plcadiugly. "Do
step in nud boc, nt least, why Miss
Wallis hasn't sent it !"
And taking her brother's siloueo for
assont, Miss Maury added radiantly:
"Oh, thank you. Charley, you ul
wavs wore a good-iuitured fellow."
"I say, Rosy," mid ber brother,
"do you know of any place whore
th-y sell old china cheap? Cups and
saucer1', you know, or odd plates, or
nny mieh things? Miss Raynesford is
wild about old china, and I really
think it would bo n good investment
for ine to soud her something of the
"They Imvo them at Sauvito'diV,"
"And they chargo their weight in
gold for 'cm, too," said Charlos, with
a distasteful shrug of the shoulders.
"Isn't there any other plueo where
the prices are a littlo loss Htunuing?"
Rosalie contracted her pretty brows
iu intense thought for u minute or
"Not that 1 know of," siid she.
"Just like n woman!" ileelarod her
nugrateful brothor. "Never knew
olio yet to know iinythttig that was
And ho walked off, w t'j his hands
in his pockets.
Half uu hour later, down iu the
crowdod purlieus of the lower part of
tho city, ho suddenly remembered
"Nearly forgot Rosy's littlo dress
makor," said Mr. Maury to himself.
"Lot mo seo where was it? Oil, No.
19 Lamb court! and Lamb court
must bo somewhere just ai-omul here."
Meta Wallis w is stitching a-vay for
dear life, as Mr. Maury tapped at her
"I've come to seo why you didn't
lend Miss Maury's ball-dress homo,"
ho said, with scant courtesy.
Mr. Maury did not belong to the
race of Chevalier Rayard's, wlio defy
all women, simply bee.iuio they uro
women, irrespective of rauk, ago or
Meta colorod scarlet under the bold
staro of his eyes.
"It is not quito finished yet," said
sho. "My sister lias been ill, and 1
liavo been put buek in my work. Rut
sho shall have it, without fail, boforo
"Look hero, now," nrgued Maury,
"don't you kuow it isn't tlu thing to
Keep people waiting."
"I am very sorry," said meek Meta,
who, between overwork and nervous
ness, was roady to burst out cryiug,
"but I could not help it !"
"Hello !" said Mr. Miury, h'.a oyo
suddenly falling ou a eitrioui green-nud-gol.l
chin i ni nister on tuo man
tle; "What's that: Wueredid you got
"It belonged to my grnndf itho.-,"
said Meta. "Wo have had it many
"Just precisely what I'm looking
for, "siid Mr. M iitr.a Ivanciirg bold
ly into tho room tho room to scruti
nize tho little pieeo of ceramic nit.
"What'll ye take for it?"
Meta tinned red and white.
"It his no money value," said alio
'Not much, I d.iro sny," remaiked
the young man disparagingly; "but
I'll give you a dollar tor it. Come, 1
wju't bo meau---s iv a doll ar and a
Indeed, sir, it isn't for sale!"
pleaded Meta. "It li-is been ia our
fiinily a hundred y-e in and more."
"Aud what earthly K "d ion it d ii"
you?" coar.soly iutvrnipte I ('iiilei
Miuiy. "Poor folks h ve u biisi
liess to indulge iu beutimcut. Will
you take five d idars ? "
"I l'ad rather not sell it. sir," pro
tested Meta, g uuuioly distressed.
"Pshaw !" eaid Mr. Maury; "I want
it. Aud if vou caro to keep Miss
Maury's custom, you had better bo a
lit do moro obliging !"
Meta looko I up with startled eyes.
With rent behindhand, trades people
w.ixing importunate, and sickness put
ti ig in imperative demands, she darod
not run any unnecessary risks.
"Oh, sir!" faltered she, "you would
not be so ungenerous so "
"I mean what I say!" sharply in
terrupted Mr. Maury. "Will you lot
me have that china dragon for five
dollars, or won't yon?"
Meta looked in bis faoi and mw no
sign of pity or melting softnois. Her
eyes fell, blinded with tears.
"Ah, that's sensible," said Mr.
Maury. "Here's your money, cash
down--nud I'll just wrap tho little
worthloss concern up iu my pocket
handkerchief nud carry it oil' iu my
cont -pocket. "
lie took his departure, secretly
elated nt tho birguu ho had made.
"At tho rate S luvitolli charges, tho
thing wouid be clienp nt seventy-five
dollars," chuckled ho to himself.
And calling nt Miss Raynesford's
house, he presented this new offering
nt the shrine of her attractions.
"Of coiirso it is a mere trifle, " snid
he, magnanimously, as Rachol Raynes
ford's dul; eyes glistened nt tho sight
of the nutiipio treasure, "but I knew
you liked that sort of thing."
"Like it!" cried tho heiress, with
pretty clasped hands, mid lips apart. "I
ii. lure old china and this is a perfect
gem. Is it from your own collec
tion. "()!i, I don't pretend to know any
thing about such relict," said Mi'.
Maury, carelessly pulling hismius
tache. "It has been iu our family
ever siuec tho Revolution, I believe.
My groat-unclo brought it from
'The possession of su?h things de
notes refinement and luxury," said
R ii'htd, softly, ns her eyes h!io:io grat
itude upon her suitor. "Relieve me,
Mr. Maury, I feel flittered by you
presenting me with a gem like this."
"What fuols women nro about
china," said M. Maury to hinuelf, as
he walked down tho street. "Rut I
believe I've made a long step in my
tickle little princess' favor today,
thanks to tho greoli-a.id-gold china,
and my pluck iu securing it."
Hardly had the front door closed
behind Mr. Maury's departing fuul
.steps, before Miss Richel Riynesford
rung tho bell vehemently.
"The carriage nt once," was her
"My dear," said Miss Rothsny, her
sage companion, '-where are you go
ing?" "To tho dressmaker's immediately,"
saiil Rachel "tho little dressmaker iu
Limb Court, Miss Rothsay, that made
your purple satin. She has got au old
china mouster th it will match this to
a charm. I saw it tho day wo were
there, and tried to buy it of her, but
she would not sell it. I must have it
uo-.v at any price !"
And straight to No. 19 Lamb Court
Rachel Raynesford weut.
"Where's that dear, delightful little
0 iina dragon?" said she. "I am sure
1 can induce you to pnrt with it now.
The match to this."
Aud sho drew out her uow treasure,
cirefnlly wrapped in silver piper and
"The match?" repented Meta, vague
ly. "Why that is the very dragon
"Rut it can't be !" said R ichel, posi
tively ; "because this was giveu to mo
by a gentleman this very day!"
"And I sold it t i a getitleiuia this
very day." said Meta, quietly.
Rtehul opened her prelty black
"Was it Mr. Miury!" said she,
"It was Mr. Maury." Met i replied.
"He told me it had been iu his
family since tho Revolution !" cried
astonished Rachol. .
"Then ho told yon what was false,"
assorted Meta, firmly. "If you look
on tho bottom, you will s-o the ini
tials 'W. W..' for Wilheliu Wallis, my
And turning tho china ornament
upside down, Miss Riynesford ouid
easily decipher the two letters, dim
and discolored with ag-.
"He gave m live doHirs for it,"
said Meta. "lli tin-! it'Iied iu with
the with Irawal of hi sist -i's onto n
in caso I declined to ko 1 it. ()j,Mts
Riynesford, it win like parting with a
drop of my heart's blood to lose it!"
and she burt iuto tears.
"And you 6hnll not lose it," snid
gcuerous R icbel, putting it into her
lap. "IL.-re it is again. Do you
think I would b privo you of it?"
"He he is not your lover?" quia-
tioli"d Meta, looking wistfully up iuto
the tlark Spanish faco of tho other
"My lover? No!" with a gesturo
of scorn, "Nor never will be."
"Thank God for that," said Metfc,
fervently; "for tho woman who trusts
her future to a man liko that is lost 1"
Mr. Maury cnllod tho next day on
Miss Raynesford. Ho had resolved to
push Lis suit briskly.
"Weill" said ho, "what havo yon
dono with your china dragon?"
"Oh," said Richel, smoothly, 1
have given it back to tbo little dress
Mr. Maury's lower jiw dropped.
"To what drofs.uakor?" asked he.
"The ouo you bought it of for live
dollars," said R ichel, with a wicked
sparkle in her black eyes." Things
como around very strangely, Mr.
Maury, don't they? And truth won't
stay nt the bottom of a well forever.
And now, if you'll excuso me, I've a
particular engagement with Miss Roth
say." "Confound it all!" thought Mr.
Maury, walking out of tho drawing
room liko a whipped cur.
Aud that was his last iuvesttneut iu
old china. Saturday Night.
Oild Vessels Dpsigneil for Speed.
A curious vessel was liuishod last
.Tune and lay ut a privato wharf in
HL'iiuii for soino tunc hue was
named tho Howard Cassar I and nick
named the "R i. or-back. " With i
length of 22.! feet, sho had only lt'
feet buani. Her equilibrium was
maintained by an oxtremely heavy
keel and some H J.000 pounds of ma
chinery below tho water-liuo.
Tho rii'Mrlikc sharpness of tho b.iat
gavu it a curious look, nn I it was ex
pected that when moving through tho
water the sharp prow would cut it liko
a knife, thus reducing tho resistance
to a minimum. The narrowness of
her beam necessitated somo economy
in her interior arrangements, but this
was euccessfully overcome by adopting
somewhat tho idea of a sleoping-car.
Rut tho Howard Casmrd wasau exper
iment that evidently has not been
successful, ns tho claim of the designer
to cross the ocean iu three-fifths of tho
time now required has ns yet not been
fulfilled by his odd craft.
Probably one of the strangest idoas
iu marine construction was that of tho
man who proposed placing in tho
stern of a vessel a uumber of com
pressed air cannons. Tueso were to
bo lired one after the other, tho forco
of the air striking tho water and driv
ing the vessel forward. Somewhat
bimrlar is tho idea of nnothor engi
neer aud inventor. It is to ruu a
seri'.s of hollow hot pipes through the
entire leu ;th of tho keel. Tho pipes
are to 1 1 cuivo the water at tho bow
slid carry it to the centre of tho ves
sel, where it is shut off. Then a
powerful pressure of compressed air
is brought into play, and tho separat
ed body of water is shot out of tho
pipe in the stern, tho power of the
contact driving tho vessel forward. As
tho water is to be received aud dis
charged alternately, there would bo
no j "rking motion. Harper's Round
Clear Waicn of Lake Superior.
"I have often road of tho wonder
ful clearness of tho wators of Lake
Superior," said R. F. Lano of Han
nibal, Mo., at the Cochran, "but I
never realized it until I saw it about
three weeks ago. I was at Marqitett
mil took a sail on the lake, going
forty miles. As we ucarod tho shore,
tho bottom of the lake was so nttractivo
w ith its whin: sand I ft It that like wad
ing in to shore. Tho water appeared to
be about two feet deep. I took off my
shiies and stoc'iiugs, rolled my t roir
sits up to my knees, nud slid into tho
water. Iu a moment I was completely
submerged, mid it was s unexpected
ill it I di I not close iny nioutli nud
swallowed enough of the liquid to ren
der me powerlesi to swim. 1 was uu
conscious when they pulled me intc
the boat, nud wIil-u they revived me
and told me the water was eight fee
deep where I stepped off, I realized
tho deceptiveness of a clear lake wit.'i
a white sand bottom." Washington
The Plot That f ailed.
"Did you try that scheme of ring
ing a bid! on dolinsm when ho was iu
tho middle of his speech ? '
"Yes, and It ti.l-d. Johnson waj
a street csr conductor ut one time."
! ..W,dl : "
I "I made tho mistake of ringioi
twice and he took it as a complitneut
Thought it signal for h'm to gi
ahead." CicmQti Enui1,
GRIiAT SALT LAKH.
3u33r Result of Bathing in the
Big Saline Sea.
rh3 Good Swimmer Thoro Makes
a Show of Himself-
It may seem preposterous to talk of
tho fiuost sea bathing on earth a thou
sand miles from the oconn but truth
is no less truth becauso it appears
riisurd. Tho sea bathing in Great ,
4alt lake infiuitcly surpasses anything
A the kind on cither tho Altautio or
Pacifio coast. The water contains
aiauy times more salt and much more
joda, sulphur, mngucsin, chlorine,
uromine aud potassium than any ocean
woter on tho globe. It is powerful iu
ftediciual virtues, curing or benefit
ing many forms of rheumatism, rheu
matic gout, dyspepsia, nervous disor
ders aud cutanoous disensos, and it
acts liko magio ou tho Lair of those
iinfortuuatcs whoso tendencies are to
oald-headodness. It is a prompt aud
potent tonic and invigorant of body
and mind, aud then thoro is no oud of
fun iu getting acquniuted with its pe
culiarities. A first bath in it is always ns good
ns a circus, tho bather buiug his or her
own amusing trick mule. Tho specific
gravity is but a trifle less thnu that of
tho Holy Lind dead sea, tho actual
figures with distilled water as unit
being, for tho ocean, 1037: for Salt
lake, 1107, aud for the Dead sen, lllfi.
Tho human body will not and cannot
sink iu it. You can walk out in it
where it is 50 feet deep, aud your body
will stick up out of it liko a fishing
cork from tho shoulders upward. You
can sit down in it pcrUelly securo
where it is fathoms deep. Men lie on
top of it with their arms crossed un
der their heads nud smoko their cignrs.
Its buoyancy is indescribable aud
unimaginable. Any olio can Mont upon
it iu tho first trial; there is nothing
to do but lio down geutly upon it
and Mont. Rut swimming is au en
tirely different matter. Tho moment
yon, begin to "paddle yoir own exuoe,
lively aud and to tho lookers-on
liilrth-provoCiug exercises ensue.
When you stick your hands under
to makoa stroke, your feet deelino to
stay nnywhero but on top; nnd when,
after an exciting tussle with your re
frnctory pedal extremeties, you again
get them beuentk the Mirfac, your
hands tly out with tho splash nnd
splutter of a half dozen flutter wheels.
If no accouut of voiir brnius being
heavier than your heels, you change
to turn a somersault and your head
goes under, your heols will pop up
liko a pair of frisky didapper ducks.
You cannot keep more than "ua oud
of yourself under water nt once, but
you 6oou learn how to wrestle with
its novelties, and then it b -eo nes
thing of beauty nul a j y" for any
The water is delightful t the skin,
every sensation is exhilarating, and
ono cannot help feeling iu it liko
gilded cork adrift in a jewel-rimmed
bowl of campaign imneh. In the
sense of luxurious caso with which it
envelops tho bather it is uurivaled
earth. Tho only approximation to it
is iu the phosphorescent waters of tho
Mosouito Indiau const. The water
does not freeze until the mercury
tumbles down to 18 degrees above
zcro.or 11 degrocs below tho ordiuary
freeziug point. It is as clear as crys
tal, with a bottom of snow white sand
nnd small objects can bo distinctly
seen at a depth of twenty freet. There
is not a fish or any other living thing
in all tho 2,500 or 3,000 square mile
of beautiful and mysterious waters, ex
cept tho yearly increasing swarms of
summer bathers. Not u shark
stingarco to hcare the timid swimmer
or floater, not a crab or a craw 11 di to
nip the too of the nervous wader, not
a minnow or a frog, a tadpole or n
poilvwog nothing that lives, moves
swims-, crawls or w ig ;les. It is th
ideal sea-bnthing place of tho world
The Tniirhholf Left.
" 'Here,' suiit uu old gentieninu t
his young friend, 'is a family relic o
which I am proud, and tho night
which should inspire in your uenrt
foeliugs of tho loftiest patriotism.
is a musket borne by my fnther in th
revolutionary war aud, before its dead
lr aim many a ro Icoat has b.t tin
dust iu that struggle for human 1,1
'Tho young m in h milled tho v t
erblo relic tenderly and ri-Tereut.'r
After long and patriotic conteiiq
tion h at length ventured to ask:
" Mint where is the bayonet?"
" 'Oh,' said tho old man, 'one of the
b y was poking for a coon in a hol
low treo and broke it, aud the pieces
" 'Where is thernm-rod?'
'Why, tint wai splintered so badly
that 1 hud n new one made of iron nt
the blacksmith shop.'
" 'Rut, 'said his,, oung friend, 'ihese
look like fresh marks ou the stock.'
" 'Oh, yes,' was tho reply, 'Jim
broke thi s'ock ln4 year cracking
hickory tints, and I had a new one
'Why, this don't look liko a very
'Well, tho bnrrel bnrstcd Inst hog
kill-ug time, so I've got a brand new
'I didn't know,' snid tho young
mnn, 'that they used percussion locks
in tho Revolutionary musket.'
" 'I believe,' responded the old gen
tleman, hesitatingly, 'that tho touch
holo ia left.' "Louisville Cotiricr-
A I' teak Pup.
J. Pierpout Morgan is tho owner of
a brand now collie pup, which is a
curiosity. Whether tho great finan
cier is pleased or not lit tho addition
tohisUennels at Highland Falls, N.
Y., nobody knows. Mr. Armstrong,
his manager, telegraphed Mr. Morgan
that a new puppy having only throe
legs enmo iuto tho world with fivo
Tho pup comes from the highest
brood of collies in existence. I ho
greatest caro was taken that no taint
of iuferior blood should be trai.s nittud
to tho descendants of R slyu Wilkes.
When Rob Armstrong saw that tho
young dog had only three legs he felt
grioved aud Mr. Morgan promptly
Itis one of the hind legs that is
missing. Otherwise tuo nog is no
different from the five other puppies
its own age. The b'dy shows no
n of tho formation of a fourth
R'ltdyn Wiikis, the dog's grundsire,
committed suicide a few years ago in
a shallow pool ndjicut to the kenn !.
It was tho first c ise kn mvii of a dog
committing suicide. Now i ork
California's (inluVn Trout.
"On Whitney creek, iu California,
at a lieight of 10,00 ) feet above sea
level, are found the only golden trout
lever heard of," said R. W. N.ciiol-
sou of Pasadeun, ut the Slioreluim.
l'heso fish ruu from six to ten inch
es iu length, nnd nro of a bright gid I-
color, flecked with grayish
purple, the tails being a creamy
white, marked with regular gniyish-
purplo dots. They show a 1
of the characteristics of the ord.-
nury mouutaiu trout an I tas'.o liko
them. Whether or not they grow as
largo ns tho speckled trout, I do not
now- Tho stream they were discov
ered in is shallow, and the largest yet
caught weighed only twenty ounces,
but it gave as much trouble before i',
was landed as nny tin eo p niuder ever
ciught. At tho place whero they are
found tho uil is so cold that water
freezes the warmest night of tho year,
which may or may not havo something
to do with the peculiar celor of the
ti.sh. Washington Star.
Mousieur Henry of the Paris Acad
emy of Sciences has invented a phos
phorescout starch with which surprise
mg effects can be pro Ineed. L's I as
a face powder, it makes the counten
ance glow iu a dark room w ith mys
terious radiance. Recently n "tivi,
o'clock tea" was given iu Paris aftei
dark, no light being employed except
that Mipplied by phosphorescent starch
sprinkled over everything in the room.
The carpet, tho ceiling, tho pictures
on the wall, the furniture, tin teacup--,
the ll iwers, the faeos, shoulder
and dresses of the la lies, m iking i
spectacle that was nt once startling nun
A Ki to I Jinnee.
"I have c.ille I to see yon, Mr. Gold
by," said the repoiter, "to g t a:i ex
pression of your views ns to tho politi
"Wind do yon think of ir, to 1?"
"I think it is," sai 1 M-. G ddby.
The rqi rter looked puzzled.
"Is what, sir?" he asked.
du-t nl t tint," said Goldby,
"just about 1 1) to 1. "
"J'.ii! ah li'tto 1 what?"
"Sixteen chances to on my deal
boy, that you won't get au exprcssui-.
of views from m. I'm going to riu
for Congress, my frienl." H upvt's
IS lil,y (to Druggm') -Your sigi
ny, "Soda water; all the flavors, tivt
Druggist (engagingly) Yes; which
do you wish?
Hobby (promptly) I want 'em nil.
Savin;; the Life of a Girl Who
Ha3 Been Badiy Burned.
More Than Eigiity People Con
tribute Their Article.
Skin grafting has saved tho life of
Je.ssiu Pioudfoot, nu eloveu-year-old
girl in Sm Rifael, CM. Fifteeu
months ago she was playing nround a
bonfire iu the yard when hor clothin g
caught fire. In uu iustant sho was
enveloped iu flimc, aud b.fore the
lire was extinguished, sho was very
severely burned, and it was not thought
that she could possibly l.ve.
She was a frail, delicato child, aud
large areas of her body wero roastod,
and tho skiu and flesh sloughed off,
leaving tho minoles exposed and cth
iug much bloodiug from tho seared
veins mid arteries.
The worst buru she received was ou
the hip. It was sixteen inches long
nud averaged nine inches wide,
covering one hundred and forty-four
squire inches of her body. Thoro
was a burn ou her shoulder three by
four inches, ouo six by six on her side
nud other smaller burns about her
body. Despite the fears uf ber rela
tives nnd the doctors, Jessie clung to
life, and finally tho despair of her
mother changed to hope.
Three months after tho accident tho
smaller burns on her nrm and side had
healed, but the deeper nud larger
buru on tho hip refused to heal. Tho
surface was too large for the skin to
bridge the seared flesh, and Dr. W.
I Joiics decided to try skin grafting.
Since then there his been hardly
a week that patches of skiu have not
been taken from other people aud at
tached to tho burned spot ou Jos-de's
thigh- In many instances the new
skiu has sloughed off or dried up nu I
refused adoption by tho new owner,
but the progress of covering tho bum
has been steady and the wound will bo
c ivered witliiu a few mouths.
In the meantime Jessie is ablo to
be out of bed and sho does not havo to
remain on her right side, as sho did
for so many week after she received
the burn. Twice tho entire wound
Ins been covered by Dr. Jones, but
the centre of the burned spot refused
to let tho now skiu grow, and now
new patches of skin are added around
More than eighty people havo sub
mitted to haviug sm ill pieces of their
skin removed to aid tho brave little
invalid, some going from Sin Fran
cisco to aid her by their self-sacritice.
Her brothor Joe, six years old, has
teu tinios contributed from throe to
tour squ ire inches without a murmur,
her sister Kihol has given twenty throe
inches of her cuticle altogether.
I he mother and aunt havo given ol
their skin until they havo littlo moro
to give, nu I neighbors au I friouds
now are depended on for the miterial
that will make Jessie a well girl.
A l"si for a (Juci'ii.
Recently (jueeti Victoria received a
petition from a little girl which was
quite irresistible in its way. The let
ters ad Iressed by unknown persons
do u t usually meet her eye, as their
number is great and their character
often indicative of unsound minds;
but the epistle from this child tho
queen's secretary deemed worthy to
bo brought to hor attention.
It began thus: "Dear Queen : I let
my doll fall iuto a hole iu tho moun
tain ; nnd as 1 know that tho other
side of the world belongs t you, I
wish you would seii I somo one thero
to find my doll."
The little girl believed the hole went
clem through the earth, and that tho
q leeii could easily have the doll hunt
ed up oil llie other side.
The q leen was much IllllUsed at this
p liliou ; an I til iit'h she was unable
to ;;rnii! i', siie could scud a new doli
to the little gul, n:id thisshe proceed
ed to do. Youth's I'onipilliou.
Skull of Papier Maclie.
In making atiinuil skins into fat
rugs and iu the manufacture of various
articles Hindu of fur, imitation skuils
are often used in place of the natural
skull. The imitation skulls nro made
of piper ntiiclie, the lii.l ie f the
month nnd the tongue being wax
c inti'd ; tho teeth are of celiilh.i l.
When tiiouuto I, the nuiuihls kid sup
plied with artificial eyus. Tho imita
tion skulls are m.idelle I from natural
skulls, nud I hey lire atrikiugly chin
Mctcristie iu appear nice- Th -y are
iiiado Hi ureiit variety i.s sii'islitutes
,oi- the i. i Is ,,f man .- Humi d-. - New
At Th iruton, 1". igiiiud, a 8",OJ0 or
t;i;i h is been pi toe I in the church to
eoiiiniem irato the birth inline tonu
of C uiilutto aud Emily B route.
tin wm'" nt eonqiii'sla, ilreami'd r.f fam.
A ii't yf-nnieO for lienors, lamia snl gold ;
for tlie.se. wliih! lung years went and enm,
His manhood prime lu gladly sold.
and Hitting past him. trooped they on,
'J'lu se gundy phantoms. Trail dwells.
rill speedily they all were gone,
lie stood where prim" with old as"
I'lien lived to conquer, siuxl not tnm
lint yearned to do and he his best ;
And. wond'rously, to him there cam
With this wish granted all tho rst.
- lteatriee Clayton.
"I second tho motion," naid the
uiun ou tho rear of tho tnudein.
"She had a livoly race for a hus
band." "I heard ebo married a run
Cynthia (looking at photograph)
Hiram, just turn your head a littlo.
Hiram You have turned it already.
Miss Huggins-My father is very
good nt rending faces. Mr. Lissnin
Then I had better not print my kisses
Artist That mnn Rencou offered
me $12 for thnt largest paiuling of
mine! Caller Oh, theu you've had
Inventor I'm working on a cyclo
meter. Frii ud Whnt is tho apecinl
feature? Inventor It registers tho
number of timts you fall.
"If you don't do something ou this
bill before tho loth, I intend to sue
you." "Ah! nnd will you permit me
to recommend Sharp .v Steele? I re
ceive a percentage ou all they got out
('rummer Nothing impresses mo
more thnu tho littleness of greatness.
Gilieli.nd Tho greatness of littleness
impresses me more. Nothing can bo
more profound than thu observations
of unimportant men.
Proprietor of Restaurant Chicken
tough, sir? Impossible! (indignantly.)
Look here, sir, d'you kuow, air, I
first camo to this restaurant twenty
years ngo aud - CtHtomer Did
you bring this fowl with yon?
When I ln m-p'tiry's n r-print-T
'Twill eool you if you try
T i reiiH'inlier how last win'"r
Made the e.,nl pil" fly.
"Hand ovcr.aud be quick about it I"
said tbe"boldtip,"as ho put n rovolver
to tho head of tho belatod man. "Rut
you held mo up last week aud didn't
get anything," remoustrated tho vic
tim. "Well, band over whnt I didu't
Daughter ( in tears) Oh, papa! why
did you throw Reggy down the front
steps? Father Why, you didu't
think I was going to throw him up tho
front steps and iuto tho house again,
did you? You're as hard to satisfy ns
Guest -See here! The rates charged
iu this bill ate very much higher than
I agreed to piy. Proprietor Lake
View Villa True, my dear sir! Rut
the weather has been very much finer
than either of us anticipated when
that arrangement was made.
"What nro you doing here?" 6aid
the woman to the tramp, who had go
over the wall just in time to escape
the bulidog. "Madam," ho said, with
dignity,"! did intend to request some
thing to eat, but all I osk now is that,
iu tho interests of hiimauity, you'll
feed that dog."
Suburbs It' I should build this
house, you nre suro it won't cost moro
than your original estimate? Archi
tect Quite sure. Suburbs Oh I I
forgot to state that my wife will re
vise your plans! Architect In that
c isc y, n will have to add another
thoiisau I for t tra cupboards.
Costly t.aine Hi-ails.
The head of the uinsli ox is tho
liloM com i v u inoniitt ii nuiui; iieaiii,
and next Is the head of the bison, or
biilV.il Fine l ull'ilo heads, well
nioii ited, br.ng from Slot) to SoOO. A
head ftt 3" ' however, would bo ono
exceptionally largo and choice; and a
line head can be bought for 2"l.
Fifteen years ngo well-mounted buffa
lo heads could ho bought from S"0 to
SI Oil. The increase in price is ac
count -d for by the growing scarcity
of the buffalo, which has now prncti
ci'.ly disappeared from tho I'nite"
Slates. The wood bisons of the Great
Slav - Like region of Rritish Norlli
Auietici, which inhabit woodland, or
mountain d Htricts, are rather more
nnni roiH tii in the prairie bnffiios of
I his c Hill! I -. , but their uinubers are
honied nu I decreasing. Tho wood
bison is not so Urge ns the prairie buf
falo, ii,l its hair is strut filter, and
Mu-h ox bends are held nt 3300 nud
upwird. Onii mttsk ox hea I owned by
i tuxidet inist in this city ia value I -t
75). New York Sua.