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A Story of the Lmtm A. T. 8 toward.
I wm a young lawyer at the tune,
about us ioor as a Lome missionary.
had to go to the late A. T. Stewart's to
tako his ftiznaturo to an affidavit, lie
signed and I swore him; then ho wished
to know how much there wa to pay,
In view of what took place afterward, I
am justified, 1 think, in Baying that
-what Mr. Stewart expected me to say
when ho asked "How inuchr was "Oh.
that's all right."
Bat I didn't say that: I said, "Seventy
"Whatr shouted Mr. Stewart.
"Seventy-five cents, I answered
"I won't ray it" Baid he. "You've no
right to ask so much. The price is a
shilling, and that's all 111 give you.
"But, Mr. Stewart," I replied, "a shil
ling is the price when you come to my
office. I've come to your store and I've
a right to charge for my car fare and a
reasonable amount for my time. Seventy-five
cents is really a very email
charge. Mr. Stewart, a very small
"I won't pay it." he persisted. "If
yoa want a shilling you may have it.
but not one cent more."
I got angry then. 1 gave him one
look, with which 1 intended to convey
the idea that I held him in contempt
Then I said: "Mr. Stewart, you are a
poor man and I m a nch one. Twenty
five cents is nothing to me and seventy-
five cents is a fortune to yon. I'll make
yon a present of that seventy-five cents
that yon owe me.
Then I made my best dancing school
bow and walked off. Interview in New
The Effect I Ten esa of Modern Gu&
The prominence given to a lecture by
the German doctor, Dr. Billroth, on the
wounded in war, has induced Mr. Archi
bald Forbes to write on the subject.
Dr. Billroth estimates that ol the cas
ualties at Weissenburg and Worth dur
ing the Franco-German war, 80 per cent,
of all the wounded were caused by rifles,
15 per cent, by the large guns, and not
quite 5 per cent, by the lance and sword.
Mr. Forbes, however, says that the sta
tistics for the whole of the war on the
German side prove that over 90 per cent,
were due to rifle fire, about 9 per cent.
to artillery, and about 1 per cent, to cold
The smallness of the mortality from
the French artillery is explained by the
fact that their artillery was notoriously
badly served. Dr. Billroth believes that
the future will see a still greater pro
portion of deaths resulting from rifle
lire than from shell. Mr. Forbes points
out that, in 'doing so, no account has
been taken of the probable use of highly
destructive explosives in the shells of
the future. Army and Navy Gazette.
The First Protestant In Japan.
The first Protestant Christian in Ja
pan was one Murata, a military retainer
of the Lord of Saga, in the southern is
land of Kiushiu. In 1SG0 he went to
Nagasaki, by order of his chief, and one
evening, as he was crossing the harbor
in a boat, he picked up a book that was
floating about in the water. The writing
ran from side to side, "like the crawling
of crabs," and upon sending it to one of
the Dutch tneu settled at Nagasaki, he
learned that it was the Christian Bible,
then a proscribed book. Curiosity spur
red him on, and he had one of his as
sistants learn the language of the book
and translate it for him. sentence by
His 6tndy was continued in 6ecret,
with a few friends, after his return
home. When a difficult passage was
found, a messenger was sent to Dr. Ver
beck, a well known missionary then in
Nagasaki, for its interpretation. Murata
waa afterward baptized, and his name
now stands first on the roll of Protes
tant Christians in Japan. London
Women Taking the Places of Men.
In Holland men can no longer be
trusted to work the switches on the rail
ways, and women now fill their places.
This is a slap in the face indeed to the
male sex, and a great triumph to the ad
vocates of female labor. But we have
yet to see how the thing works. The
men say that there will now be looking
glasses in the switch boxes, and that the
women will never leave them till they
have smoothed their last hair and settled
the bow of their last ribbon, and that ir
the meantime there will be collisions;
that when left to themselves they never
hare been in time for the train as pas
sengers, and will not be more punctual
as points women; and, finally, that if they
hear their lover's whistle anywhere in
the neighborhood they will pay very lit
tle attention to that of the locomotive.
If these objections are not valid, con
clude the men, "we are not Dutchmen."
An Old Fashioned Phrase.
There is an old fashioned phrase cf
hospitality which consists of only two
words, and I find it a parallel to the
Greek 6alntation, and like it, a com
mand, "bit by," says the comfortable
New England farmer to his guest be
neath his roof. Now compare this com
manding phrase with the more modern
polite question, "Will you partake of
refreshments?" which is as empty and
void as a Cliiaese invitation, and throws
the choice of acceptance on the guest.
One is the living soul of speech, tha
other a mere dead formality. Detroit
Free Press. -v
The Delth of Christ.
In a book e itled "The Physical
Causes of Christ's Death." the writer
states that Christ died from a broken
heart, so tb?.t, when the 6oldier pierced
his 6ide, blood and water flowed out,
which whould have been an impossibility
.if no rupture had taken place.
The Wisdom of It.
Cora Don't you think that law pre--venting
one from marrying his deceased
wife's sister was a very foolish one?
Merritt On the contrary, I've alway-3
considered it a wise one, because there's
seldom more than one pretty girl in a
family. New York Epoch.
In Uer moire see her sit
Uowd of antique sheen.
Great blurred ruuea over it
Sunk In motwy green.
A roue her dainty corsage holds,
A rose within her hair.
And an the stirs her silken folds
A rse Hcent in the air.
O'er her antique, roue blurred grown
8ee hi-r Ii liners flit.
While 1 envy, looking down.
Every rose of it.
I would I were a silken thread.
That they might weave of me.
Upon an antique moire bod,
A goodly rose to aee.
Wonld I were a rose, art born.
Sunk in a fern green frond.
That, 'mong the rest. I might adorn
A gown for Itosamond.
Kay. would I were a living rose
Ehe'd be more soft and fond
That I might kisa ber bosom close.
Then die for Rosamond. --Lulah
Kagsdale in Detroit Free Press.
DRAFTY ENGLISH HOUSES.
In England Homes Are "Devoid of Mod
ern Comforts or Conveniences.
ice average awening nouse in any
class upper, middle or lower built
within a year is constructed almost pre
cisely en the lines In vogue at the begun
rung of the century. In England there
has been in ninety years no such ad
vance in domestic architecture, with re
gard to both convenience and style, as
we have noted in 'the United States in
the last decade. The Englishman may
explain this by alleging that he built
better in 1800 than we did in 1882. In
this he will not be altogether wrong,
but he will be supported by fewer facts
than he imagines.
The British carpenter has not yet mas
tered the art of making a window.
There is always a gale blowing in around
the sashes during the winter, whether
the outside air be calm or raging. The
more heat you get in a room and by
lamps and gas yon can contrive to raise
the temperature the greater is the rush
of cold air from without. It forces its
way around the window sashes and the
doors in obedience to a natural law.
An English house is draf ty, whether
it be the dwelling of a peer or a peasant,
The doors are hung even worse than the
windows. In the first place there are no
thresholds, and there is a gaping space
between the floor and the bottom of the
door. The room in which 1 am now
writing has an admirable specimen of an
English door. I have just measured the
yawning crevices around it. Between
the floor and the bottom of the door
there is a space one-half an inch wide,
extending across the entire breadth of
the door. Around the other three sides
of the door there is a space one-quarter
of an inch wide. All the doors in the
place (which is not the work of a "jerry
builder," but is what the British call "a
high class" and expensive structure) are
hung in the same fashion. Imagine,
then, the number of portieres and thick
rugs necessary to exclude the drafts.
The halls of an English house are un-
heated. Drafts are accordingly increas
ed, for the cold air will always rush
from the chilly halls into the apart
ments of high temperature. Screens,
portieres, rugs, heavy window hangings
are essential in every room. Of course
these things darken an apartment. Thus
you can only break the currents of air
in a London dwelling by adding to the
depressing gloom of the almost sunless
An American housekeener setting up
an establisnment nere iiies tne nu
merous and capacious closets of the
Yankee domicile. Closet making is an
unknown art to the Nineteenth century
British builder. I know of any number
of new and expensive dwellings both
flats and houses in which there is not a
hanging closet. The most you can do is
to provide a few cupboards in the
"chimney jogs. " For clothing you must
have wardrobes set up in your rooms,
monopolizing space and being as cheer
ful to gaze upon as sarcophagi. Odd3
and ends you must stow away as best
you can. Cellars, in the American sense,
are unheard of. A small dungeon for
coals or a penitential cell for wines ful
fills the British housekeeper's notion of
a cellar. "Set tubs" are usually reserved
for the "mansions of the great."
The bathroom is the latest innova
tion in English houses of the better
class, but it is still an innovation. The
clumsy tin tub, a yard and a half in
width and six inches in depth, continues
to be the Briton's favorite instrument
for the matutinal ablution. In this un
wieldy contrivance, brought into his
chamber in the morning, John Bull
takes his frigid splash. His aversion to
bathrooms is akin to his horror of gas
"above the drawing room." J. B. pre
fers to go to bed by candle light. He
has a notion that gas will suffocate him
in his sleep. Perhaps he cannot trust
himself to shut off the illuminant by
turning the "tap." London Cor. Boston
Several Common Phrases.
Some of our idiomatic phrases are
amusing rather than didactic Take, for
instance, the very common remark mad'j
when some one of the company has told
a harmless secret "You have let the cat
out of the bag." It is at once a figure of
speech and a picture, but a veritable
bugbear to a foreigner not versed in the
mysteries of our language. The same
idea is expressed in another idiom,
'You've tipped up the apple cart." A
phrase that has an expressive meaning
is one which epitomizes whole volumes
of advice "Keep a stiff upper lip."
Detroit Free Press.
"If I had half a chance I'd marry," re
marked a handsome millionaire bachelor
to a good looking girl.
'But you never will have, 6he as
"Why not?" he asked, somewhat taken
aback. . .
"Because," and she smiled in a way
that fascinated him, "every chance in
your case is a whole one."
It was the merest chance she took,
but it netted her a million and a man.
Detroit Free Press.
So Says Hairdresser In a Learned Dis
course on the Subject.
"About bald heads, now," said a hair
dresser who professed to know all about
hirsute deficiency and its causes, "they
are as much due to heredity as are
red heads, black heads, curly heads
or heads that are not curly. And
why are men so commonly bald and
women bald so uncommonly? There
are doctors and men of science who
point to that fact to strengthen their
well known high' hat theory of bald
ness. They affect to believe, and in
sist on their belief, that the high silk
hat and the hard felt hat are resionsible
for most of the baldheaded men, the un
yielding pressure of such headgear con
stricting the blood vessels which nour
ish the hair bulbs, and thus destroying
their vital properties, the result being
death of the roots and unavoidable
capillary scantiness. Women, say thes
scientific speculators, do not injure th
vitals of their hair by such means, and
thus are rarely chronically bald.
"Maybe they are right, but I don't be
lieve it. Everybody knows that man,
as the head of the family, has to go to
the front and stay there in the capacity
of the breadwinner. The strain of life
comes the most Bevere on the man in
that respect. He it is who suffers th
anxieties and battles against the disap
pointmenta of business, speaking of life
in general. , What makes men prema
turely old? Just these anxieties and
struggles. If prematurely old, why not
prematurely bald, which is a natural ac
companiment of .untimely age? Woman
has less brain stress. Her sympathies
with the man in . his struggle may be
great, and usually aie, but they do not
make the demands on her organization
that tell so severely on the system of the
"I account for much baldness among
men by this theory of nervous exhaus
tion, but then what will explain its prev
alence among men whose circumstances
do not require them either to indulge in
business anxieties or undergo business
disappointments? Thus we see the easy
going man about town, not yet in his
prime as to years, with no haunting
thought of tomorrow, yet as bald as his
grandfather was at seventy. We see the
pampered child of fortune, son of a mil
lionaire father, who toils not, neither
doth he spin, yet Elijah, whom the bad
boys mocked, at the same time the she
bears came out of the wilderness and
dined upon them, was not arrayed in
less hair than one of these. Some might
explain this by the sweeping charge of
dissipation. Sut it will not do. I have
among my patrons youth of this kind
who are models of sobriety, propriety
and Bimple living, and yet they are as
bald as doorknobs.
"Heredity is the only explanation that
can be made of this mysterious depar
ture of the hair in early life, although
Professor Eaton, an English scientific
person who has made investigation on
the subject a specialty for years, does not
believe it, and stoutly declares that the
cause of baldness is no nearer discovery
than it was a hundred years ago.
"But whether I am right or wrong in
my theories I know I am right in this,
and that is when a man is once bald he
is always bald, unless his hair has f allea
out from the effects of fever. In thai
case it will generally return in time cf
its own accord. But a head that has
gradually lost its hair while the ownei
of it is in good physical condition has
lost it for good. If it wasn't so do you
suppose there would be so many bald
headed doctors and barbers':'" New
How an Elephant Eats.
An elephant's digestive functions are
very rapid, and the animal thereiore
requires daily a large amount of fodder
COO pounds at least. In its wild state
the elephant feeds heartily, but waste
fully. It is careful in selecting the few
forest trees which it likes for their bark
or tonage. nut it will tear down
branches and leave half of them un
touched. It will strip off the bark from
other trees and throw away a large por
tion. As it is a noc -.rnal animal, it selects
its trees by tne senses of touch and
smell. Its sense of smell is 60 delicate
that a wild elephant can scent an enemy
at a distance of 1,000 yards, and the
nerves of its trunk are so sensitive
that the smallest substance can be dis
covered and picked up by its tiny pro
An elephant's palate is very delicate,
and the animal is whimsical in selecting
or rejecting morsels of food. Youth's
Diarrhea and Digestive Troubles.
The connection between teething and
diarrhea has been considered until of
recent years as beyond question. But
even this is very doubtful. For our
selves, we should have no difficulty the
oretically in supposing that painful teeth
ing might upset the digestion, just as in
nervous older children and adults we see
excitement and mental anxiety produce
like results. But actually, the more the
cases are examined the less certain is
the relation of the bowel trouble to the
supposed cause. Here again develop
ments in the digestive organs may have
an influence, and the effect of heat, either
directly upon the nervous system of the
child or by injuring food, is shown by
the prevalence of these diseases in sum
mer. Dr. Ilenry D. Chapin in Baby
The literature of
enormous, much of
mythical, but there is
'weeping trees" is
it being plainly
a large basis of
fact upon which most of these marvel
ous stories rest. Many travelers have
described the famous "rain tree" of Pa
dradoca, Isle of Ferro: John Cockburn,
in 1735, describes a tree at Vera Pas, Cen
tral America, from which pure water
continually dripped from every leaf and
branch. St. Louis Republic.
Chinamen cannot become citizens of
the United States because the right cf
naturalization is limited to free whit J
persons and Africans or people of Afri
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Sand Beach Iich, and are blessed
with a daughter, four years. Last
April she taken down with Measles,
followed with dreadful Cough and
turned into a fever. Doctors at
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vain, she grew worse rapidly, until
she was a mere" handful of bones".
Then she tried Dr, King's New
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