The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, August 08, 1889, Image 4

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My Iot waa a maiden once fair to
But now the doctor of hiirh degree:
She waeoacetu sweet &a a maid i-otild be,
And tlii i the way he talked to me;
" Yeft, deamt Charley, i long to see
The day when your proud little wife I'll be.
Your kjve Is the sunsbine of life to me!"
0, a dear litiie womanly maid was the.
Three years 1 waited at ber decree.
As happy as mortal on earth could be;
Then I caHd at ber "olfii-e" my love to see,
And this is the war that ehe talked to me:
"Levator labii suiwnorm.
Iter a tertio, et anchylosis.
Minimi digiti. splenic cirrhosis.
Giuteas, hallux, aortic thrombosis.
Adinftjndihulum. sphenoid et antrum.
Hernia, ealeulus, jryswro-tantrum.
Thoracic expansion and forced respiratiuu,
Gouty diathesis, likewise amputation!"
Ten minutes I sat ere I rose to flee
As near insane as a man t'Oild be:
1 breathed one word, it bann with d.
And then in plain English; "Good night,"
satd she.
My love was a maiden once fair to see,
But now she's a doctor ot hig-h degree;
And an old maid doctor she'll always be
If she talks to all as she talked to me.
New York Sun,
London Society.
Miss Hannah Steptoe was a prime
little old maid, with a flat, round
ruddy face and dark brown hair
neatly fastened behind in a little
knot. She invariably dressed in
gray silk orsatin, worea gold brooch
containing a lock of white hair, and
was very particular about her caps
curious compounds of ribbon and
muslin and lace, which varied from
the severe turban in the morning to
the last new fashion from Paris in
the evening. These caps wrought a
remarkablechange in her appearance;
she seemed to grow younger as the
day advanced, sothat the question of
her age was often debated by the
gossiping inhabitants of Dullish, the
small and dreary watering-place in
which she had made her home.
She lived with a confidential old
servant in a little cottage facing a
triangular green. Roses were care
fully trailed over the wooden porch;
the path through the tiny garden
was bordered with whit pebbles; the
flower-beds were cut with mathema ti
cal precisionjin short the outside of the
cottage clearly indicated the orderly
habits that prevailed within. Noth-
ing ever went wrong there. Doors
opened and shut without creaking;
hot mutton punctually at 1 o'clock
on Sundays waa followed by cold
mutton punctually at 1 o'clock on
Mondays; the muffins were done to
turn on Thursdays, when a few
friends always came to afternoon
tea; habit had worn for itself deep
grooves, and every thingrah smoothly
undeviatingly along them.
When any Sunday-school teacher
wanted a model of commonplace
propriety for the example of her pu
pils, she was sure to select Miss Han
nah Steptoe. No one would have
dreamed of suspecting the slightest
tinge of romance in this quiet little
And yet, so inconsistent is hu man
nature, she had set her affections up
on a man much younger than her
self, while her life was haunted by
the dark desire to see the world as it
really is, and not as it was presented
to her and her set of highly respect
able friends, all of whom stood upon
the neat and narrow platform of
conventionality and never ventured
to look over the edge. She longed t o
do what they dared not. The placid
smile that sometimes lighted up her
face as she sa t in the arm-chair be
fore the fire and watched her cat
sleeping on the hearth-rug was
caused, not by a pleasant retro
spect which affords enjoyment to so
many old ladies, but by a fanciful
picture of her f riends' feelings as they
believed her plunging into some wild
Certain persons of undoubted piety,
John Wesley among them, are said
to have been beset by a horrible and
almost irresistible temptation to do
somethingoutrageous. The tempta
tion that beset Miss Steptoe was
somewhat similar in degree, though
different in kind. "Oh, to be a man!"
was. the thought that continually
rose to her lips, but never escaped
them. It was more than feminine
cariosity; it was almost a mania
with her, cleverly as she concealed it.
Perhaps, after all, the veiy stiffness
o' manner and habit, which was sup
posed to be her leading characteris
tic, was but an extreme precaution
against her besett ing temptation.
"Oh, to lie a innn!" The thought
was no sooner driven from her mind
than it was lurk again, often burst
ing upon her at the most incongru
ous times, when she was making a
pudding or knitting a stocking. f$ut
the day came when, with dazzled eyes,
he saw a way to the attainment ot
a wish which she hod always regard
ed aa unattainable.
Late one autumn there arrived in
Dullish a mesmerist, who called him
self Professor Sobrinski. In spite of
his name he spoke English with very
good accent. He was a tall, thin,
sallow-faced man, with an enormous
Mas and cold, snake-like eyes. Pos
sessed of a rand of grim humor he re
garded human nature as a plaything,
$m$ wm never to pleased as when
tTjriej the s&Kt of a round block in
a square hole. It wn doubtless this
projiensity that had led him to adopt
mesmerism as a meas of livlihood.
A successful seance iii the town hall
brought Profes-ior Sobrinski into no
tice. At first his vocation as a pub
lic performer a sort ot play-actor, in
lact was decidedly against him, but
somebody started the story that he
was a Polish Count, whereupon he
becamequite the rage in Dullish. He
was invited to dinners, tens and sup
pers, and all of them was expected
to give illustrations of his art gra
tuitously. This he did, revenging
himself by making foolsofhis host
and hostess.
Among the Professorh warmest
admirers was Miss Hannah Steptoe.
In the crowd that used to gather
round him she always occupied a
prominent place; her prim little figure
rigid, her daintly attired head held
on one side as she hung upon
his every word. She had con
ceived a most fantastic idea of the
powers of mesmerism. 15y its aid, it
seemed to her, the transmigration of
souls was brought within the range
of possibility, if not of accomplished
facts. Glowing with excitement, she
hatched a little plot based upon this
conclusion. She invited to a cozy
afternoon tea a few friends, including
the Professor and Captain Henniker,
a tall, handsome, indolent man with
a big mustache, which had captivat
ed all the young ladies in Dullish
and Miss Hannah Steptoe. But it
was not solely the mustache that
had wrought the mischief in her ease.
The Captain, in spite of his drawling
tones, and eyes which were seldom
really cpen, was reputed to have
seen more of the world than most
people of double the age. Thisalone
would be quite enough to explan her
secret admiration of him.
The preparations for herentertain
ment were prodigious. Never was
there such a baking of cakes and
toasting of muffins and washing of
quaint little cups and saucers. The
kettle was unusually tedious, and
when the tea was made the solemn
servant terrified her mistress with
the suggestion that the water had
never boiled after all. With awed
faces they peered into the splendid
silver teapot, which waa reserved for
state occasions, and when they be
held several leaves floating on the
surface their expressions were most
"Martha, this is too dreadful," ex
claimed Miss Steptoe, with uplifted
"Yee, ma'am, it is," replied Martha.
"I've never known the like to happen
in our house before no, never.
It was some time before Miss Step
toe recovered from the shock, Her
domestic duties imposed such a strain
upon her she almost forgot the ex
citement of her plot. But when, at
tired in her best gray silk and dain
tiest cap, she sat down to await the
coming of her guests, she was all a
tremble. , ... . t .
Her manner, when receiving them,
was marked by extreme nervousness,
but no one, looking at the prim little
lady, would haveartributedthecause
to anything more extraordinary
than a catastrophe in the kitchen.
Wlwnshehnd poured out the tea
and Martha had handed round the
cakes and muffins and retired, she
lost no time in coming to the point.
"Wouldn't it be very nice and in
teresting, you know, Professor So
brinski," she said to that distin
guished foreigner, whose big nose,
hovering over his cup, resembled the
beak of a bird, "to carry memserism a
littie further than you do?"
A breathless silence fell upon all,
for the Professor was about to speak.
Every eye was eagerly bent upon him
as he sat down his cup. The only
person who saw any humor in the
situation was himself, and he was to
clever to show it.
"In what way?" he asked. .
"Well," replied Miss Steptoe, "your
subjects can't resist the power of
your will, can they?"
"No, Miss Steptoe." ,
"You can make them do pre
cisely what you like You can
even seperate soul from body."
"Just so," assented the Professor.
"Then why not make somebody's
spirit enter somebody else's 'body?
A sort of temporary exchange, you
know, and then each would have the
thoughts and feelings of the other.
Wouldn't such an experiment tend
to more brotherly love? I mean, by
enabling us to see things from dif
ferent standpoints."
"No doubt,"' said the professor,
smiling, though the glitter in his
eyes was anything but pleasant.
"Upon whom, Miss Steptoe, do you
wish me to experiment?''
"As she glanced round the silent
circle gathered before the fire, there
was a very general shrinking. The
ladies cowered behind their tea-cups,
and several of the gentlemen stand
ing in the background were mean
enough to hide behind their neigh
bors. .
"Well," said Miss Steptoe, with
recognition, "if it will serve the in
terest of science, I don't mind offer
ing myself."
By this time the ladies were thor
oughly frightened, and several be
gan to remonstrate. Hut Professor
Sobrinski took no notice of them.
"Who else?" he asked.
"Captain Henniker, won't yon?"
timidly said Miss Steptoe, after a
pause. "A soldier oughtn't to be
afraid, you know. Won't you join
me in the sacred cause of science?"
"With pleasure," he drawled, bow
ing from a chair opposite. "Only
too happy to oblige a lady. But no
larks, Professor! You must let me
get back to myself, or it might be
awkward for Miss Steptoe. I
wouldn't inconvenience her for the
world." .
"My ex pert menti never tail," said
1 the Professor, "please let us b?dn at
once. j
He proceeded in the usual way,
making each of his subjects gaze
fixedly at a coin held in such a posi
tion as to throw a strain upon the
eyes. The spectators watched the
the operation with some curiosity
and no little trepidation, not a word
being spoken by any of them. It
was the Professor, and not his sub
jects, who riveted their attention.
There was a strange fascination
about his glittering eyes, and as the
flickering firelight fell upon his tall
figure and sallow, bird-like face and
hovering bands he reminded many
Captain Henniker, though at the
first a trifle restive, eventually fell
under the magician's spell. Miss
Steptoe succumbed at once. When
Professor Sobrinski examined their
eyes he found that both his subjects
were thoroughly under the mesmeric
influence. Then he smiled grimly,
just as he had smiled before.
'So far, so good ," he said "now
for the next stage." He fluttered his
fingers in front of Captain Henniker.
"Kemember yon are Miss Steptoe."
He turned and repeated the gesture
before her "And you are Captain
With a singulary sly expression
she looked up at him and said: "No
larks, Professor."
The gentlemen fairly shrieked with
laughter, the speech was so unex
pected. Their merriment was in
creased by the ridiculous appear
ance of Captain Henniker. With his
hands folded over his knees, ho wore
nn air of mild reproval, iust such nn
nir as Miss Steptoe would ordinarily
have worn under the same circum
stances. All this time she had been fidget
ing in her chair. As nobody spoke,
all waiting for what was coining
next, she rose impatiently, saying:
"You people are so uncommonly
dull that I, really can't stand this
any longer I'm off.
"Whore to?" asked Proffessor So
brinski, the only one who was able
to speak.
"For a spree. Bother these old
maids. They are enough to drive
one crazy."
Her words threw a sudden stiffness
into the attitudes of the Indies pres
ent. They positively glared after her,
as, with her little nose high in the
air, she walked to the door.
Captain Henuiker almost dropped
from his seat, he was so dismayed.
Like her, he was only obeying an ir
risistiable power, for he had full pos
session of his own identity. He knew
what an ass he was making of him
self, but he could not act otherwise,
hard though he tried to do so. And
now that Miss Steptoe was going
out he was filled with horror, for
how in her absence could he regain
control over himself? Yet her wom
anly bashfulness and other charac-
teristicts having been impressed up
on him, he could not utter one word
to stop her. "There sh goes with
my spirit," he said to himself, shud
dering. And when the door closed
upon her, this careless soldier with
the big mustache actually began to
Miss Steptoe went up-stairs to her
room and, with the speed and in
attention of a man, put on her man
tle and bonnet. There was no lin
gering at the glass, no searching for
stray ribbons, no final plumniing of
feathers. In a wonderfully short
space of time she was out" of the
house and on her way to the Parade.
Mr. Macnish. a pompous little
man, who would have been startled
to learn that he was a butt for every
joker in Dullish, happened to be
swaggering along in front of her.
She stepped up to him and slapped
him on the back.
"Well, old chappie, where are you
off to?" demanded this astonish
ing little lady.
When Mr. Macnish recognized Miss
Steptoe he nearly had an apoplectic
"Oh, you wag!" she exclaimed,
pointing nt him.
"Good gracious!" gasped Mr. Mac
nish, falling back in alarm,
"Ta-ta," laughed Miss Steptoe;
"I'm bound for the Parade. You
are not going my way, I suppose?"
Mr. Macnish, with very slink v
knees, stood staring after her. "The
woman's mad," he said at last.
"There can he no doubt about it."
Then he turned and made for her
cottage as last as his legs could
carry him. " ,
Here another surprise awaited him.
Martha, who did not know that her
mistreis had gone out, told him
there were a number of visitor in the
drawing-room; should she show him
in? "Yes," he replied in bewilder
ment, and entered, peering about
like a traveler arrived at the dead
of night in astrangeland. He found
Professor Sobrinski speaking to an
entranced audience, but his arrival
caused a general flutter. His ex
traordinary story created much
amusement, and while the mystery
was being explained to him there was
a good deal of laughter.
"Poor thing," exclaimed Mr.
Macnish, "she shouldn't have been
allowed out; I call it an abominable
practical joke."
"My good sir." said Professor
Sobrinski, "you speak too fast. It
was Miss Steptoe herself who pro
posed the experiment. She has
sacrificed herself in the cause of
'Science be hanged," said Mr. Mac
nish, "I'm going after her."
Captain Henniker rose eagerly.
"Allow me," he snid. "I ought to
have kept near her. I feel dreadfully
ill apart, from her. If you will be
good enough to excuse me, I will go
after her." He looked doubtfully at
Professor Sobrinski.
"You may go," said the Professor.
'Bilous, h?" said Hnughton with
a smile "Well, perhaps it is not to
be wondered nt. Thank goodness
my appetite will make amends for
He helped himscir largely, and for
a time breakfast proceeded in silence
but presently Captain Henniker
threw down his knife and fork; und
said: '
"Look here, I.eonard, I'm in a
most tnghtful mess. It makes my
hair stand on end when I think of it
How I can have been such a fool I
can t conceive. I allowed that viper
hobrinski to mesmerize me, and then
I became Miss Steptoe and she be
came me. Do you follow me'"'
J' a ,e?acty-'' answered Haugh
ton dryly' but go on." K
J!, b ' MisS ptoe-tlmt was me,
you know-walked eff to the Parade
and left me-thatwns MissHteJX
behind, and alter a while I-or.rather
Miss Steptoe. But, you understand
t was really Miss Steptoe who pX
posed to herself." p 0
- Buintwnisky oririnT T7n
'.my word Benniker. von ST .
' "
sober yet.
Captain Henniker
the room.
lie felt obliged to proceed slowly ami
lately, eager -he to ran
the society ol Miss Steptoe. lWud
his anxiety to re. over W F
himself with which he believed she
j .,.!,. ..A i.wranirit wa W'ork-
: .:-i,.- .;.., n l wlii e he shrank
from the contemplated act. he was
irresistibly impelled to make a Uec
Lationof love. "What a dolt I
am." he kept saving to himself as lie
went towards the Parade; "I don t
tare a straw for the old frump and
vetr-I love you to distraction, my
'darling. There, was thnre ever such
a horrible position? The words will
come out but they nrenot my words.
Grassv banks, thinly planted with
shrubssloped down to the Parade,
a converted park by the side of the
sea A few lamps twinkled along
theedo-e of th.- lieach: they had just
Irfvn lighted when Captain Henniker
arrived. 1 lie ureeze ut-uis ."v i
was surprised to see a good many ,
iieoplo walking about, while a W !
occupied seats near the little circular j
erection where the band played in
the evening. In the distance was a
prim little figure sauntering along-,
us if the whole nlace Monqred to her. )
She stopped and spoke to nearly
everv body she met, and as she
passed on again they gazed at her
in speechless amazement. Miss Han
nah Steptoe they knew; but who was
this eccentric person who assumed
her guise and then startled them
with the most extraordinary speci li
es and gestures? They gathered in
groups and pointed after her. There
was quite a commotion upon the
If there was one thing more than
another that Captain Henniker ab
horred it was being mixed up in a
scene. He shuddered at the very
idea of making himself ridiculous,
and yet he went after Miss Steptoe,
and, though strnyglingagainst what
he was compelled to do. entered into
conversation with her and walked I y
her side. The curious spectators ob
served that she dropped her flip
pant manner nt once, but they did
not know what had caused the
change. They could not help, how
ever, being struck with Captain Hen
niker'8 respectful attitude.
"I very much wanted to see you
alone," he snid. "so I have taken the
liberty of following you. You can
guess what I am going to sav, can't
"How should I?"
"Oh, my darling, how I love you!
You know it, don't you? You have
known it all along. Do vou love
"I do,' she answered softly.
"Then," cried this miserable pup
pet, "I am the happiest man in the
He stretched out his arms towards
her. As he did so a peal oi laughter
reached his ears, and proved strong
er than the spell. He started back
"This place is frightfully public,"
he sajd; let us go away from it."
A pompous little man came tear
ing along the Parade. He waved his
stick and wasevidently in a tremend
ous passion. It was Mr. Macnish.
"Captain Henniker." he cried, "you
ought to be ashamed of yourself.
You are making Miss Steptoe the
talk of the whole town."
"Not me," stammered Captain
"But yon are, sir. Pray," said Mr.
Macnish, turning to Miss Steptoe,
"let me see you home. The air is
keen here."
To Captain Henniker's surprise,
she went quite meekly; she did not
utter a word of remonstrance; she
did not even look back. He had yet
much to learn of Professor Sobrinski's
power over his subjects.
When Captain Henniker awoke
next morning he was painfully con
scious of what hud happened "on the
previous day. There could he no
doubt he was in a verv awkward
predicament, and he could see no way
out ol it. In despair he sent his ser
vant to ask his friend and confidant,
Leonard Hnughton, to come to
breakfast. Haughton accepted the
invitation, but was rather lute in ar
riving. "I say. old boy," he began, "vou
look precious s"ejy. Did Miss Step.
toe s tea disagree with you?"
"I hate a fool,'" snid Captain Hen
niker teutiltr ! ,l i i ,
. v, ,,,,, uuwu Hna ne-,
. . . 1 . . . ... t.r it wn she wno iimj"-
bowed and left to ,? Ttmt
-Ho beseriKibleforu moment. Am
I bound by the prolyl.
. . . ...i.i..rrnn were. lien a
ttell?over night he must exp.
to answer for it in the morning.
Then" said Captain Henniker
desperately, "the P-ojHsal must be
respected by .eT Say goodly to
voiir old friend Ionard; 1 feel u "
i should cut my throat
That afternoon i v... "', I
d.,,. ,.ttare. in order to ratify !
what had occurred between them. It
waS h considered, the only honora
l.leurseontohim.andthcref. had resolved to take it. though
the !!! itself had ceased to operate.
to last a lifetime, compiling hi in to
do what he detested, and h-aying
him no more control over his own
(h-stiny. than is possessed by ciiaii
driven by the wind.
Martha opened the door to Inm.
With a faw brimful of iinportHm-e
she stid. before he had titnetotpeak:
-Have you heard the news, Cap
tain Henniker?"
News!" he gapsed, fearing that he
knew it (Mil v to well.
Miss Steptoe is engaged to Mr.
.Macnish." .
He scarcely knew how he made his
escape, he wits at once so astonished
and so delighted. It was not until
afterwards, when he was able to
think more clearly, that it slight feel-
ofsoreiiess entered Ins mml. It
nn Iht humiliating to iM-n-jected
i in favor of Mr. Macnish. He could
not conceive how it hiiritwiied. Any
j woman could have told him. But
i Car-tain Henniker thought it pru-
lent not to ask,
was i
(.cttliiT tip Karly.
Mciilrlil CIlin-K'S.
All this talk about early rising is
moonshine. The habit ot turning
out of bed in the middle of the night
suits some people; let them enjoy it.
Put it is only folly to lay down a
general rule on the subject. Some
men are fit for nothing all day after
they have risen early in the morning.
Their energies are deadened, their
imaginations are heavy, their spirits
are depressed.
It is said you can work so well in
the morning. Some people can, but
others can work best at night; others
again, in the nfternoon. Long t rial
and ex fieri ment form the only con
clusive tests upon these points.
As for getting up early because
Prof. All-Cammon haswrilten letters
to the papers providing the necessity
of it, let no one lie goose enough to
do it.
We nil know the model man aged
SO: "1 invariably rise at five; I work
three hours, take a light breakfast
namely, a cracker and a pinch of
salt: work five hours more, never
smoke, never drink anything but
barely water, eat no dinner, and go
to tied at six in the evening."
If anyone finds that donkeyfied
sort of life suits him, by all means let
him continue it. Hut few people will
care to live to M) on these terms. If
a man cannot get all withered and
crumpled up on easier conditions than
those, it is almost as well that he
should depart before he is a nuisance
to himself and a bore to everybody
School-boys, and young people
generally, ought to get up earlv, for
it is found that nine-tenths of' them
enn stand it. and it does them good.
Hut let no one torture himself with
the thought that ho could have been
twi-e as good a man as he if he had
risen every morning at daylight. The
habit would kill half of us in less than
five vears.
lrheii Crazy hj a Dream,
One of the officials in the Broad
Street station was startled one day
by a handsome young lady, who
tapped him on his should'er and
finked: ''Is this the sa'est road to
heaven?" The young woman tier
sisted that she was in search ofihe
safest road to heaven, and had been
told that the Pennsylvania railroad
was one of them. She began n ram
bling sort of a storv about her win'
find other celestial topics, but wii
interrupted by an elderly ladvand
young man, who led her away "They
said she was Miss Mollie Robbing, a
young (hic.-igo lady of a wealthy
family. She had lost her reason be
cause of a dream of the bursting of
thefonneuinueji Hke dam, imagin
ing that her betrothed was swept
away by the flood. Curiously her
dream occurred during the flight
prweclmg the flood. The gentleman
hom she beheyed to bo lost is olive
and now in Johnstown, whither she
was being taken by advice oTa phy
sician, who suggested that the scenes
LiitMr1, t(7nan,i the meet
tPUlrotW might tor.
Cen. Cnnfer'i Lor.blc WUow,
Mrs Custer is another of the notn,
We widows, and her pure, swat
Kit Hhecom in contt-
hart on w VM.quie,ljr ,m,J work
over her n book! over and
over ner pnirea w tli .
She i i ..." , ' "-" cart'
which serve
-usorueu in these h.l.
to keep her so clearly in
presence of hr m' " A
every T " " that
ramLK . h. meet" her sue
Z :-arm- 8he nlo takes some Int-r.
uecorative art
livsiih .-T.T.V: Mtt means of
ronn- UM "wtmcted many
tome inter
Aabara Hair Glrlsj
All young women posft.-es.-J
hair can remember that in t
til tbeirchildhood their hirsutf
tnent was a source of niockid
ment to their friends, and t
"sorrel top" or "strawberry
w a one oietm tempi, i ny
perhaps, why it was that tlJ
ilways called "red headed
their playmates were des J
being bUi' k, brown or guldeiJ
Put the "red headed"
mind now that it is everv
oman's ambition to be
haired, and she bojw-s by
ar hair dyes to attain i).
which belonged to the
Lucretia. If she gets
the right shade she
why a -single thread of iJ
might not te preserved ,v th
tatu government ami e.,;
is the one bo proudly s
Florepee as having IhOoiii-,
wicked Lucretiu. It iH.
mnnv famous woim-n ,
Titian red hair, t'nt tn-rino 4,
eloruHj in it.nnd Anne ,f Au
browa hair just on thevere
red. Ninon de L'Km loe wa
proud of ber warm colored
iinl Mary Stuart seemed a
nf the sun. Jane Hading
Potter both have warm aub,
but it does not reach the ri;
which is that which crowne
her glory' the head of the J
Htigenie, she who has known
treme of happiness und of M
Atlanta Constitution.
Marriage hf urii Hi-.
London Tim-
An extraordinary oc. urn
taker, place in tine ,fih,. p
churches of Madrid, in the p
Santa Cruz. A priest hin!
finished hU mass, and m
of pronouncing the r;
words "he, missa est,'' n
young man ng 'l.aiel .'i 1,
girl nge 20, suddenly approa.
nltar-raiiing with three mid.
men. and the young coup!
aloud, "Wo wish to li. hiMlm
wife. Here are our three witiJ
Now. it seems that underthe
ml laws regulating nmrrii
Spain, llotunn Catholics caJ
claim to be considered nnirn
mrprise if they are skillful en J
do so just after the priest li
tered the oenedtction at then
moss. Formerly this'i
(is in the present cax-, resoi
uy young people whose pareui
posed their tfiiion. When this
red in the chiinlint Santa (
scene of confusion ensued. The
retired to the sacristy, und m
the police, w ho conducted the
its and witnesses into thepreij
themunicipal judge. IiediH-lnrl
marriage valid, much to the
of the voting couple, and tn t.
tense disgust of tic parents oij
sides who bad resisted the uiii'J
A Doctor' Mili,ii.
A somewhat nmusing inci.M
ly hnpjietied to a person who
to bring a man out of an ')
paroxysm by pouring cold wai
to his rnouth and upon hwnecld
n a slight struggle, ncrorilin?
Recount, the epileptic sank !
pnrently dead, whereupon the
pulator of the water Ish nine in
ly anxious, and placed his ear J
mouth of the patient, who strl
wn v cancht t he ear w ttvecn inl
and nroreeded to chew it unit
beauty had vanished." An
a charge of mayhem folh
?niletitic s return to cohki-io
but U Dolice justicedisciilgedti
oner, on the ground that he 4
resnonsible for what he ima
while in a flt.-Halls Jourc
Trying for a MmhM Man
It is awfully trying, for 11 1,1
sensitive man to attempt toH
or pull down n car window
window is certain to stick lik?
to a deeeiiseil African ;.'.
.f the man is a sensitive plniif
wise i will come down h
Crockett's coon or go up Me
rov'n L-itn nnd he has til''
felicity of knowing.-a H
tion flows from every poie
rich blood mantles his la- lD,i
that everybody in the cur i
'ng him: that everybody "
joint of suggesting how W
:an done, and that ex-r.
would speak right out il it w
.,....1...K- iu mi t he broil'
ind an attempt to spenk won
nilt in a snicker which "'
through the car like bellow J;'
the tropics.-Poston Tiuu.ri
HUmmerlng and Heafne-
Stammering has hitherto H
posed to be purely a ncrv"'"
Some experiences recently rw
hythe surgeons connected '
ii :T..i u,.i. Kutiare
iar iiospiuu, - i-
t.A ,.it tl.iu more or less!!'
w .an ..v.. .......
fion. In carrying outcertnin 'l
tions to euro children m
was found that in several "f
lasestheoperators had nl
tnneously cured the patient"'
a .. f fi i-l ell
menng. inwiuci. .'' ,i
i Uni .in, Iv and i"1
tome has lieen the Arm com 1
that stammering, in the nmj'
lna nnt, nroceell lim
vous' malady, but from fH
th nnuu nf liMirintr. In 8 H
public schools this fact has, it 'J
,..,cu u. ii ! was propeing
are eel
been abundant -
st, Jamess