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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 18S9
WHAT A MARINE CADET MUST DE.
Two Tears' Sm Service flequlred from All
tnil Who Apply.
Cnpt. 8mlth, nlto commands tho Chand
lw, n boat detailed on special scrvlco by tho
trwuury deiwrtmont, gavo tlio following
explanation of entrance into niul duties In tlia
tnarlno service, which will cover nil tho
point of Information desired hylndswho,
being denied tho right to enter Annnwll,
wish to win thi'lr imn, If naval ofllcoiww
purs, which they only do In tho 8n
navv, In the rcvenno marlno.
"To enter tho ravenuo murine n a rodct,'
M(d Cnpt. Smith "ft young fellow mut
havo nt leant two years' sen service. Thli
two yearn' scrvlco mny havo Iwn forwnrd or
aft the mnM, but must Ineludo, u mi acquire
ment of tho tlmo icnt, ft good fctumlcdgo of
tNimnnshlp. Of courso, It would ho nbsunl
to count the two years spent by n Uiy In tho
cook's galley or tho steward's pantry. A boy
who desires to to a cadet can apply In his
own writing to tho socrotnry of tho treasury
our service Is completely under his control.
His application will bo promptly answered,
and, without nomination or any political In
fluence, tho lnd will lw allowed to try himself
against his competitors on tho day that tho
secretary may select. About cloven vacan
cles w 111 exist in each examination. Tho ex
amination Is very searching, and, of courso,
tho cloven lads that pass highest will bo
appointed ns cadot. Thcso cadoU will all bo
supposed to have ft fair knowledgo of marlln
tpiko seamanship, and each youngster will bo
presumed to know everything about tho
management not only of a full rlggod ship
and ft four-and-aftcr, but to havo somo
knowledgo of tho ordinary duties of Junior
"Cadots for tho mnrlno service aro taken
from nil rnnks of Ufa Tho boy who desires
to enter npplies direct to tho secretary of tho
treasury, who furnishes all Information.
When ncceptod, ho is sent to tho bark Chaso,
which lies nt Now Bedford. On board tho
bark thcro Is an instructor in seamanship, In
gunnery, and in international law, ouuldo
tho regular watch olllcors. Ten years ago
tho rulo was that thcso lads should spend
threo vears on board tho training shin, hut
now, in consenuenco of two years' sea scrvlco
being required of them, tho period of scrvlco
on tho Chaso has been reduced to two. Tho
Chaso leaves Now Bedford on Juno t for a
threo or four mouths' crulso every year, and
generally, like tho St. Mary's, spends her tlmo
in European waters,
"Tho lad who nro lucky enough to pass tho
examination got 67ft n month, and graduate
m third nontenants. Thoy aro nominated
by tho president for their commissions, and
confirmed by tho senate. Thcso commissions
aro for life, which places tho rovenuo marlno
servico entirely ouuldo tho domain of what
to known as practical politics.
"Pasxlug out of tho training ship, thoy aro
then assigned to rovenuo cutters. Tho lads
go still as cadots on board tho rovenuo cut
ters, to break them In, and their nominations
as third lieutenants depond greatly upon tho
reports of them furnished to tho treasury de
partment by their commanding ofllecrs. In
tho lino of promotion thorovouuo cadot ranks
with, and In precedence after, tho midship
man of tho United States navy, and tho pay
ta tho higher ranks is tho tamo as that of tho
United States navy.
"I do not see," said Cnpt. Smith at ha
leaned back In hit coxy Uttlo cabin in tho
Chandler, "why tho government should go to
tho trouble of educating a separate class of
young men for our service, when tho finest
material Is right at their hands. Annapolis
graduate every year fully CO per cent, more
uds than it can glvo tho chanco to go a float
to. Now. whv not turn those bovt over tout
A fill such vacancies as there may bo' in ths
revenue scrvlco I Our dlsclpllno is exactly tho
tamo as that of tho navy, and thcso young
men would bo of much more valuo to us than
tho young fellows who are turaod over on ut
through tho present examination system. I
do not moan to say that tbo rovenuo marlno
It in any way superior to tho naval service,
but I do moon to say that tho amo qualities
which mako a good naval ofUcer will certain
ly mako a good rovcuuo marlno ofllccr.
"Do you know that it costs tho United
States tU.OOO for ovcry young man It gradu
ates from Annapolis, and taking tho fact that
out of a class of a hundred only forty can bo
tent afloat that means a loss to tho govern
ment of tStO,000 a year, part of which, at
least, might bo saved by assigning thcso
young men to tho rovenuo marine,"
It may bo just as well to ttato that tho ex
amination prescribed by tho treasury depart
ment is of a character that no young man
can tiopo to pass who has not au excollont
English education. Now York Star.
Lost nts Head In a Dream,
A prominent Worcester business man
patted through on oxperlenco in dreamland a
few nights ago that is puullng tho local psy
chologist and will add Interesting data for
the Society for Psychical Research. Ilo had an
Idea ho ought to thavo, and proceeded to do
to. Just before ho began work It occurred to
him that It would bo tho easiest thing in the
world to tako off his head, and, placing It on
the tablo, facilitate mattors. It seemed in
tho dream that this was allowablo for a cer
tain number of udnutes without endangering
life. So ho bung up tho watch to count the
mlnutea. Tbo operation continued till some
errand called tho man across tho room, and
ho returned to find his head was missing. lie
looked at tbo watch and found tho tlmo was
near when bo must havo blshoad In its proper
place if ho cared to keep it. Then "bo lost
hit bead" in two ways, and rushed frantically
about tho room looking in ovcry available
place. Just as tho mluute hand was about to
cross tho fatal point tbo Worcester man woke
up and felt for bis bead, and was rellored to
find it there. Now York Star.
The Name Saved II I in.
Proprietor Patent Mcdlclno (In a hospital)
My poor friend, 1 boar you met with a ter
riblo accident on the railroad near Smith's
Patient Yet, 1 was thrown fifty feet and
given up for dead.
"So 1 heard, and when you regained con
sciousnesa you wore gazing on tho big rock
which contain an advertisement of my
"Well, you havo been snatched from the
Jews of death, and I havo called for a testi
monial." Now York Weekly.
nit vt Wat Dead.
Dr. ratcrson, Dridge of Allan, writes at
follows: During but mm i dreamt that my
favorite pet cat, Tury, a fine Persian, bad
died In one of the out house. I saw his dead
body ami won much Grieved. When I awoke
1 was much pleaded to find It wot only a
dream. You run fancy my disappointment
when oue of my daughters came upstairs and
told me that poor Turvey was lying dead
wbero I had own hint dead in my dreara. Can
ay one koIvo tbU strange dream I Scottish
During bis Mjourn at the czar's winter pal
ace the Mmh of Persia occupied rooms mag
alflcently fumMinL Decoration! of red
ilk, enormous vxua of malachite and doors
Bade of tortoise shell pleated hit oriental
teate. Fifteen arriaget and forty hertea
were p.cd at bU dJpoal
A German pennant lion been detected
In topping n telephone- wlro to euro lilt
Now Yorkers recently curled a dr,
kockIs storo outfit to tucomn, W,
(0,000 miles), in n. twenty-eight enr train.
John Wnyne, of Hcmllng, hn n leaden
Jar C59 years old, In which his great-great-grandfather
used to keep tobacco,
Two Vermont hunters t nipped last
winter, near llrndford, over 100 foxes,
on which thoy received n stato Iwuntyof
fifty conUt n fox.
Ono of tho great industries of Nurem
berg is making lead toy toldlors. Eight
hundred work jieoplo nro engaged, and
thoy turn out 10,000 soldiers n day.
John Alrhart, of I'lucnxlville, Pa., has
a rooster that ho claims enn cat corn off
a tnblo threo feet high. Ilo weighs fif
teen ikmuhIb ami his crow Is propor
tionate. A Milwaukee man mndo a cannon,
filled It with powder and douhlo 11 shot,
got in front of It and touched tho thing
off, Ills pur(toso was to commit sulcldo,
and ho succeeded.
In Madlsonvillo, Ky., tho authorities
havo passed an ordinanco forbidding
brass bands from meeting "for tho pur
poso of learning now pieces of muslo
within 000 feet of n dwelling house"
Up to ninety years ago ovcry shoo was
fastened with a buckle, and no man had
tho least Idea that tho tlmo would over
coino when ho would havo to tako his
tooth ton hard knot in a shoestring.
Tho gold initio on Douglass Island,
Ore., recently bought by an English syn
dlcnto for $3,000,000, has been diamond
drilled throughout, and It is said thoro is
gold enough shown to keep 1,000 men
busy ovcry day for 100 years taking out
tho gold hearing quartz.
A couplo of jackals havo been added
to tho Philadelphia "Zoo." Theso littlo
animals, which aro known in their na
tive country as "lion providers," had
hardly been placed in their cage, in a
wing of tho lion mid tiger houso, before
tho lions set up n roar of welcome
Tho auditor's olllco In Walla Walla
was invaded tho other day by a man
bringing in 807 gopher scalps, represent
ing oiio month's work. If tho premium
on gophers Is not too tnslgniilcant it
would look as though thoy wero tho most
profltablo crop a Washington territory
farmer could ralso.
In n vlllago of Westphalia ches3 is ono
.of tho school studies. An examination
in chess Is held annually In tho upper
form of tho school, and tho best six play
ers, who, howovcr, havo to bo victorious
threo times running, aro presented with
a chess board and feasted for a wholo
long summer's day.
A Mllwaukco genius lias established a
school for tho training of professional
beggars. Ilo furnishes disguises, rules
for begging and a regular routo for each
of his pupils, telling them tho Btorles to
usoand tho peculiarities of those thoy
aro likely to meet. In exchango ho de
mands half tho profits.
Advices from Rio Janeiro via Ply
mouth Ray that tho inhabitants aro leav
ing tho city in thousands, in consequence
of tho spread of yellow fovcr, Between
0,000 and 4,000 deaths havo already taken
place, and they aro continuing nt the
rato of 150 a day. Tho authorities tiro
Bald to bo utterly powerless.
Joo Wilson, an Alabama river fisher
man, colored, caught a hugo catfish and
started homo "with It. Somewhere on
tho way tho fish flopped its tail against
tho hamtner of Wilson's gun. Tho pieco
was discharged, sending a load of duck
shot through the negro'H thigh, inflict
ing a very dangerous wound.
tno "mgnesi pneo on record ' ror a
postago stamp was realized recently at
tho mart, Tokcnhouso yard, London,
when au unusual 4 cent British Guiana
stamp of 1850 was' knocked down to
Buhl, tho dealer, for 8250. Tho samo
gentleman also bought a similar stamp,
which, howovcr, had been through tho
post, for $183.
' Tho wlfo of a prominent Plattvlllo,
Ala., citizen mado n lot of batter cakes
on April 1 and stuffed thorn with cotton.
When her husband sat down to tho tablo
ho was very excitodly describing how
Hawcs escaped from tho Birmingham
jail, and ho becamo so thoroughly ab
sorbed hi tho narrativo that ho uto all
tho cakes without onco noticing anything
peculiar about them. His wifohad to
explain to him afterward that ho had
been fooled. Ilo claimed that tho joka
was on her.
MEN YOU HEAR OF.
John Bright never would admit that
ho oven approached Mr. Gladstono as an
Dr. McGlynn will spend tho coming
summer in a lecturo tour through Great
Britain and Ireland.
Tho public Income of tho Prlnco of
Wales last year, in addition to his parlia
mentary allowance of $200,000 a year
from tho consolidated fund, waa further
Increased by $81,000 as Duko Cornwall
and $1,750 as honorary colonel of tho
Senator and Mrs. Hearst havo pur
chased ex-Secretary Polrchlld's Wash
ington rcsldenco and will mako it ono of
tho most attractivo homes in tho capital.
Among tho Improvements which they
contcmpluto Is tho addition of n ball
room 200x150 feet In size
B. P. Shlllabcr ("Mrs. Partington") la
crippled with rheumatism, and says:
"With pen, paper, pipo and pills I sit
hero from year's end to year'a end, pa
tient as may bo, receive my friends and
wait for tho bettor lite." "Let us have
p's" seems to bo tho genial humorist'b
ThoAbbo Perettl, a Corslcan priest,
member of many scientific nnd historical
societies, has written a remarkablo work
called "Christopher Columbus, French
man, Corslcan and Nntivo of Calvi,"
maintaining that America was not dis
covered by Christopher Columbus tho
Genoese, but by Christopher Columbut
IN THE HIGHLANDS.
Riddles niul Muslo i:rJoyed nt n Crofters'
Tho local gotstp of tho township, being
fortunately unlmtwrtant, Is quickly disposed
of, and then It Is that tho entertainment
proper of tho evening begins. Tho first thing
Is a round of riddle, which gives occasion to
n great deal of ear scratching and lifting
of eyes to tho rafters overhead In eager
search of tho Mentions, which, whon an
nounced, ate as often as not absurdly Inado
quato nnd astray, and givo rlno to no littlo
laughter mid nmusomont. Thoso Gaulle rid
dles aro muttly In rhymed couplets and aro
dllllcult to render Into KnglWi, but tho fol
lowing arc specimens likely to Ik) pronounced
on such occasions: thoso nresont who havo
heard them already, and who know the solu
tlons, being considered out of tho running,
and understood to ho on their honor not to
"Who Is It that goes across tho water, nnd
omcs from over tho water, whoso volco li
not heard, who cannot seak a word, and
who yet can toll us a story f Tho answer Is
a nowspnicr. "A girl went out between two
woods and returned between two waters;
what was sho doing P1 Tho answer Is that
sho went out with n pair of woodon water
stoups empty, one In ench hand, and thnt she
returned with them full of water "Who It
It thnt Is alwnys cross and combnttlvo, that
novcr wears n coat of his own, but somebody
olso'sl" Tho answer Is n soldier crab; it Is
nlwnys found In n whelk or bucklo shell, with
threatening claws protruding through tho
aperture. "What Is that spoclcs of caper
callzlo flltcrnlly, horso of tho wood) that
owns a numerous sot of sharpest teeth, whoso
otuy food Is woolen thread, that is always
doublo bridled but novcr saddled, and that
can go as fnst ns tho wind nnd yot inovo not
from tho samospotl" Tho answer Is a spin
ning wheel Hundreds of better riddles than
theso go round, for tho Qacls of Alba, as of
Erin, havo from very early times been great
propouiulcrs of riddles, but as thoy cannot bo
rendered Into English without somo loss of
pltli nnd point, nnd In many cases cannot bo
rendered Into English at all, wo must for tho
prctwiit past them by,
Tho riddles ended, Ewcn Drocntr, tho fox
hunter of tho district, a bachelor of mlddlo
ago, blind of au eyo, nnd with cloely cropped
head and stubbly board, which gives him a
marvelous rcsemblnco to ono of his own ter
riers, volunteers "awhllo upon tho trumps,"
as tho Oocllo phrnso is, a proposition which is
received with great fnvor, for Ewcn Is n
thoroughly good follow, n prodigious favor
ite wherever ho goct, and nt the sumo tlmo
known to Iw "ns mnsterly a performer on tho
trumps," so our host puts it, "as is to bo
found In all tho Highlands." Putting his hand
In ono of his rapacious pockets (ami capacious
thoy had need to lo, as wo shall afterward
explain), ho takes out a couplo of bottlo corks
of tho largest size, to each of which n Jow'i
harp Is closely bound by a bit of string,
thcro being, as wo noticed, a notch or narrow
furrow or silt across tho head of each cork
for tho tonguo of tho trump to Ho In comfort
ably nnd without fear of damngo whilo being
carried about In tho pockets of ono so con
stantly on the tramp as a Highland fox
hunter, who Is out among tho hills in all sorts
of weather, and liable to any numtor of rudo
joltings and tumblings ns, with dogs at heel,
ho scrambles up and adown tho roughest
scaurs and sgridaus.
Ills Jew's lmrjs, wo uotlco, aro of largo
tizo; In clrcumfcrcnco of bulgo and length of
neck and breadth of tonguo more than twico
tho slxo of the tiny schoolboy toy trump with
which wo aro all familiar. Taking tho
trumps, ono In each hand, Ewcn places them
In tho corners of his mouth, and using tho
littlo fingor of cither hand as plectra, where
with to touch tho tonguo tl ho strikes up
"Mackintosh's (.anient," In a stylo that makes
you hold your breath in admiration of tho
exquisitely mellifluous and silvery notes. As
ho rutis through nil tho intrlento fingering
and many variations of tho mnrvclcusly sug
gestive and wildly plaintlvo melody, you aro
thoroughly convinced of two things that
thero Is n wealth of oxqutslto muslo in tbo
JowV harp for which you novor beforo guvo
It credit, and that Ewcu Drocalr is thor
oughly and entirely master of all the instru
ment can yield. Ilo next plays tho "Plo
brachd of Dotiull Dubh," and after that tbo
wildly sweet and plaintlvo airs "Cha till ml
tulllo" and "Crodh Clmtleln mo OhaolL"
During tbo tlmo thoso beautifully plaintlvo
airs nro being played with a deftness of
touch and mntcry of execution even In
minutest details thnt nothing can surpass, all
tho coplo sit hushed mid still as If they were
carved of stono, and It Is not a littlo nmuslng
to see how suddenly, as If at an olectrlo
touch, tho attitudes and aspect of us all un
dergo tho change from gravo to gay, when
Ewcu, without hardly a moment's interval
or intermediate noto of preludo or warning,
launches Into tho danco music, reels and
strathspeys of which Highlanders every
where nro so fond. "Dob of Fottercalrn,"
"Lady Mary llamsny," tho "Brldgo of
Perth," "Lord MacDonald," tho "Marquis of
Huutloy's Highland Fling" thcso and other
favorites Ewcn dashes oil in a stylo that Is
simply perfect. For ntry lightness of touch,
and faultless precision and iwlnteducsi of in
dividual uoto and phroM), from no other In
strument, not oven tho violin in tho most
masterly bauds, could a corrector or more
dulcet rendering bo extracted. Good Words.
A nussluu Dille.
8tepniak, tho Russian exilo, is a fluent
conversationalist, but easily relapses Into si
lence and brooding If it strikes him that all
that ho is saying Is not being understood
His strongly marked Hussion features,
crowned by n magnificent head, havo a look
of delicacy and refinement singularly in con
trast with his vigorous build and tho largt
hands, which seem at somo tlmo to havo been
employed In much rougher work than litera
ture, Stepnlak has tho oycsof a dreamer.
Ho teems to lx nequulnUxl with nil litera
tures nnd nil language. Now York Trlbuno.
They tell of a Judjo in Bennington, Vt,
who, having soUcn of buying u safe, was In
tcrviowed by two rival agents, each of whom
bod so much to say in favor of bis own par
ticular safe that tho judge iw quite at a loss
to docldo which to buy, In a happy moment
ho thought of Burglar Price, whom ho him
self had sentenced, and going to tbo jail bo
obtained this expert safo breaker's opinion
and then gave tho order Brooklyn Eaglo.
To Toughen I'uper.
A plan for rendering paper as tough as
wood or leather boo Ut-n recently Introduced
on tbo continent. It conluof mixing chlo
ride of zinc with tho pulp In the course oi
manufacture. It has Ik-cii found that tb
creattr the desrw of concentration of the
tine solution tno greater will U the tough-nosM-of
tbo pacr. It can bo utcd for mak
ing boxes, combs, for roofing and oven for
making boats. Bobton Budgot.
Caasa for Depression.
Medical Examiner (for insuranco company)
You appear to bo In a very weak, nervous,
depressed physical condition.
Applicant for Insuranco Yes, your agent
have been chinning at mo for six mouths.
. JW4sfe4t- "Y
ftlintrtenre's CiirIIsIi Klne.
One gracious prerogative, certainly, Shake
PvWu't English kings possess, they aro n
cry elo pient company and Elohar 1 is tho
UMt sweet tongurd of them nil In oo other
n:iy perhaps Is thcro such a flush of thoso
uy, fresh, variegated flowers of speech
ol'or and llguro not lightly attached to, but
fucd Into tho very phraso Itself which
lli.'ikojKviro cannot help dispensing to his
tni meters, as In this "play of tho dejioslng
if ICIng Kli lard tho II," au exquisite )xxit
if he Is nothing o1k, from flrst to last, In
llit and gloom alike, ablo to seo all things
Kvtlcnlly, to glvo a poetic turn to his con
luetof them, and refreshing with his golden
ititi'igo tho trltcst oHct of thnt ironlo
nmtrast liotwccn tho pretensions of a king
tud tho nctunl necessities of his dcstluy.
Vhat n garden of words!
With him, blank verso, Infinitely graceful,
lellk-rnto, musical In Inflexion, becomes In
Uvd a truo "vorso roynl," thnt rhyming
lapse, which to tho Shukespcaronn ear came
,i the Inst touch of refinement on It, being
lero doubly appropriate His cloqueilco
lends with that fatal lcnuty of which ho
.;i.w frankly aware, so nmlablo to his
f i lends, to Ids wlfo, of tho effects of which on
tho x.oplo tils enemies uero so much afraid,
on which Shake)oaro himself dwelU so at
tentively as tho "roynl blood" comes nnd
goes In tho fnco with his rapid changes ol
temper. Scrlbncr's Mazngluo.
A Curo for Wurts. ,
Evcrylxxly Is moro or loss interested In the
subject of warts, for almost ovcrybody has
nt somo tlmo or other been troubled, to a
greater or lesser degree, with theso annoying
excrescences. Dr. Andrew Wilson's well
known publication, Health (London), some
tlmo ago gave tho vlowt of numerous cor
rcsK)udcnt8 on tho cnuso and curo of warts,
and somo of tho theories advanced were de
cidedly peculiar, to say tho least. Ouo cor
respondent, for cxamplo, writes that hobas
had oxperlenco of a crfoct curo in tho slmpo
of raw bocf, plus a certain mysterious work
of burial, as follows!
Hlj hands were covered with warts, nud
ouo day a "benevolent old gentleman" ad
vised film to procure a small pleco of raw
beef, to rub tho warts with tho beef, and
"immediately nftcr doing so to bury tho piece
of beef In tho ground. At soon ns tho liecf
has rotted away," said tho old gentleman,
"your warts will Iw gono." Tho correspond
ent acted up to tho Instructions received,
rubbed his warts and burled tho beef. In a
fow days ho was ablo to notoadlirercncoin
tho slzo of tho warts, and In about a month
afterwards thoy had dlsnpiwared. Wo are
not Informed If curiosity, either of scientific
or commonplaces kind, Instigated tho corre
spondent to sec if tho beef had undcrgouo com
ploto decay ; but bo ndds that his adviser "laid
particular stress" on tho burial of tho beef.
Herald of Health.
Jnckvin. King of UJitc.
Tho death of Richard JackKon, In Rath,
Mo., closed a career llllod with moro than
ordinary romance. Jackson was born In
Bath, and in 1SSI shipped as a sailor aud was
wrecked on tho coral reef near Ujao, lu tho
Tho king of Ujao being In fear of tho Unit
ed States government, treated Jackson welL
On ono occasion tbo king, who was anxious to
go to an adjacent island for somo savngo fes
tival, mado our Rath boy temporarily king
of tho island.
For thirty days, Jackson, king of Ujao,
held bis .lonely court on tho Island beach,
guarding bis provisions and hoping aid would
coma A crow of whlto wreckers arrived
and to them Jackson sold, for about (00 tho
cargo and wreck of tho vessol ho had landed,
and with them returned to Jalult, whence, ho
worked his way to 'Frisco, where ho delivered
his hard carnal 300 to tho on tier's n gent nnd
was rowardod with $75 for bis endeavors.
After being washed overboard In rounding
Capo Horu ho for two years sailed to tho
northern seas and was noted for his feats of
daring. Then ho becamo n steamboat man,
roso to bo third ofllccr of tho City of Pckin,
ono of tho largest steamers afloat, and was
steadily mounting up when bo was knocked
down by a runaway hoiio whilo ashore on a
vacation and killed. Ho was only SO years
old. Philadelphia Times.
How Tliey Vote In Greece.
"Auy man in Grecco can bo a candidate
for any ofilco," wld Dr. Constantino, "and
wheu a mcu announces himself asacaudi
dato tlio government must provide a ballot
box for him. If ten men announco them
selves as candidates for mayor, a separate
box Is set up for each candldato aud ovcry
voter must vote In each of tho ten boxes."
, "Then each candldato would get tho tamo
number of votes, I should think."
"That Is posslblo, but I never know It to
happen. Let mo explain a littlo further.
"Wo vote with black and whlto balls.
Each ballot box Is divided Into a black and
whlto compartment, with a funnel In tho
middle. Every voter is given whlto balls
and black balls, aud putting his hand down
in tho funnel drops them as ho chooses. A
white ball Is for aud a black ball against a
man. If tho citizen wishes to vote for Mr.
A., anu lor mm amy, uo urops a wnuo uau
into his box und black kills Into tho other
nlno (thero nro ten candidates!, or ho can
voto for two of tho candidates, or for tho
wholo ten If ho chooses, his voto being really
of no account In that com), of course. Tho
man who has most white tails tu his box Is
elected Wheu two representatives are to bo
elected tho man having tbo next highest num
ber of whlto balls gets tho w ond placo, and
to on." LowUtou Journal
Tho Men Who Stand to Win.
Peoplo go to a public gaming, tablo with
their eyes open. Thoy know at Monto Carlo
that tho zero is against them at roulette, and
they aro content to faco tho certainty of tho
refalt at tho rougo ct nolr. Consequently
they aro assured that tho bank mufct win in
tho long run, nnd they back their highly
soculatlvo chunccs in full comiah&anco do
cnusc But tho sharp wltted innocents who
stand "to win" upou unknown horK, w hllo
professing to calculato chances, novcr care to
count with certainties. Yet surely it might
bo worth their whilo to consider that tho
great world of betting men and tipsters must
llvo. A few of tho bookmakers mako for
tunes out of tho victims who aro fleeced;
many moro might retlro upon contingencies
wero thoy only docently prudent; and, in
any caso, tho IndlspeiiMblo expenses of tho
professional tire enormous. Tho net proQts
at tho bot nro hut a small perceutago on tho
heavy grois outlay, Saturday Review.
Ohler mid Wlr.
A good apjetito is a great blessing. It
speaks well for ouo's physical condition ; some
times, too, It shnreus one's wits.
"Ma," remonstrated Charllo, "when I was
at grandma's sho let mo havo two pieces of
"Well, sho ought not to have dono so,
Charlie,'' said his mother. "I think two
pieces of pio are too much for littlo boys.
Tbo older you grow, Charllo, tho moro wis
dom you will gain."
Charlie was llvnt, but only for n moment.
"Well, ma," IdkiUI, "grandma Is a good deal
older than 70. are." Youth's Comjianiou.
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R. P. R. MILLAR,
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Cor. Onnd i:th Sts.
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