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She was a llttlo Irish timid,
With lltflit brown hair unil oyes of gray,
And sho lind loft hor native shore,
And Jo unoyed miles mid miles away
Aoro-s i he ocu in. to the land
Whore waves tho luimior of tho free,
And on hor t'aoo u shadow lny.
For sli'k ut heart for homo was she.
When from tho city's dust and hent,
And ceaseless nolso. they took hor where)
Tho birds wero sliitf Inj? In tho trees,
Ami (lower frnirraiiuo tilled tho air,
And there their leal-crowned heads upraised
To greet the pio ty gray-eyed I ma,
A million blossoms starred tho road,
And rew among the waving grass.
"Why, hero arc daisies!" glad she crlod.
And with hands clasped sank on her knoos.
"Now (led bo praised, who oast and wost
Scatteis such lovely things as thesol
Around my mother's eabln door
In dear old Iielaud thoy grow,
"With hearts of Bold, ami slender lonvc3
As white as newlyl'allon snow."
Then up she sprang with smiling lips,
'I hough on her cheek there lay a tear;
"This laud's not half so strange," she said,
"Since I have found the dalslos here."
Marnarct KiUnue, In lUtricr' WcMy.
"lVnf. llenjitinln l'lcrco'N Theory Full
Itlollll'lK (if l'liliieta mill Meteni'n The
Oiicw.L'n of Artalotle mill Mi'itecii Tlir Illec
trllloil Ti'iilii-Tiilllfxw 4'nint't-IIiiv They
Are Wi-lirheil-Tlielr OrhlU The .NYlnilur
Iu tho Lowoll lectures of tho lato
Prof. Benjamin 1'iorce, of Harvard Col
lege, published in book form under tho
title of "Ideality in tho Physical
Sciences," is a chapter treating of tho
nntttic of comets, from which tho fol
lowing extracts tire made as being of
special interest at tho present time:
Tho final stage of tho nebular history
is the congealed star, of which planet,
satellite, comet and meteor tiro special
forms, and which is destined to become
again, at last, a chaotic mass. They
nro simultaneous in existence, and not
belonging to successive stages of tho
history. "Starling from a common ori
gin, thoy lnivo passed through a process
of diH'orentiution, and aro littedfor dif
ferent functions. They may all bo
regarded as bolidos; and thoy (ill tho
celestial spaces with every cohceivablo
variety of magnitude, motion and phy
sical aspect.
The comet, from tho strangeness of
its appearance in tho inaecessiblo lirnia
ment, has been tho immemorial wonder
and dread of mankind. It has boon tho
board or tail of some invisible monster.
It has been the sword of somo angry
god. It has been the pen of tho furios,
writing in the book of fato the death of
Kings, the lall of empires, tho speedy
' coming of famines and pestilences and
destructive wars. It has been a
liglA which has iilled the souls
of philosophers with darkness. Even
tho great Aristotle, with his clear
belief in nature and his contempt
for superstition, could propose no
theory which was not a tissue of gra
tuitous and inconsequent hypotheses.
He thought the comet, with its regular
motions, to bo a phenomenon like the
Hitting and uncertain ignis fatuus, an
exhalation from the earth.
Nevertheless, oven in cometology,
whero modern progress has been so
essentially aided by the discovery of
gravitation and the invention of the
telescopo, the instinct of tho anciont
thinkers achieved some memorable re
sults. Passing by the researches of tho
Pythagorean-, wo need only refer to tho
writings of Seneca in the first century
, of tho Christian era, "I know," writes
Seneca, "no nobler research, nor a
more useful stionco, than that which
undertakes the study of the stars; but
to perfect this scienco is it not expedi
ent to examine whether tho nature of
comets dill'ers from that of the other
celestial bodies? If wo reflect on their
motions, on their vicissitudes of rising
and setting, on thoir light and bril
liancy, wo shall bo struck with tho
analogy which wo perceive between
thorn and these other bodies. Wo need
an oxact history of tho comets which
havo hitherto appeared; for it is thoir
rarity of appearance which prevents our
deciding upon tho regularity of their
movement. Wo aro ignorant whether,
describing fixed orbits, thoy do not re
appear at periodic and determinate
intorvals of time." This was tho pro
diction of thoughtful genius. Modern
astronomy, profiting by tho ancient sug
gestion, has demonstrated this, HlTo
many other truths. Tho dwarf of to
day who stands on tho shoulders of tho
giant of yesterday can soo a greater
distance than tho giant.
Tho perfect comet combines nuelous
and train. Tho beauty belongs to tho
train, which is unsubstantial and tem
porary; while tho mass and density ro
sido in tho almost invisible but perma
nent nucleus. The solid nucleus moves
about tho sun in a nearly parabolic
orbit, obedient to tho samo law of at
traction which governs tho motions of
any one of tho planets: whereas each
particle of tho train moves in its own
hyperbolic orbit, in consoquonco of a
repulsion from tho sun often two or
three times as groat as tho ordinary
solar attraction. Those particles of
the train aro electrified bodies, and have
tho samo electricity ns that of tho sun;
tho particles which aro most highly
electrified advance to tho front odgo of
tho tail, while thoo that aro the loast
electrified fall back to tho rear? Somo
of tho particles aro electrified just
enough to balauco tho solar gravitation;
so that, after separating from tho
nuelous, thoy become neutral to tho
nun's action and move uniformly in
straight linos, but without ceasing to bo
part of tho tail. Tho particles which
aro less highly oleotrified remain at
tracted by tho sun, but move in hyper
bolic orbits -In tho opposite branch of
tho h; porbola, however, to that iu
which tho repelled particles move.
This theory, in an imperfect state,
was rudely applied by Bossol to tho tail
of Hiilloy s comet, in 18U5. But tho
comet discovered by Donati, in 1858,
offered ns lino an opportunity as can bo
desired for its full verification. How
grand was tho beauty of that comet!
All tho world stopped in tho street,
when it became visible attor twilight,
and wondered at it with bated breath.
A fow centuries nwi it would havo
caused universal dismay, and men
would havo paled at tho frightful por
tont. Hut tho Christian of to-day bo
holds it as tho loveliest messenger of
divino wisdom. A multitude of ob
servations wero inado upon the train
as woll as tho head, in all civilized
countries, and tho theory of tho train
was sustained in overy detail. Tho olo
ganco of tho shape strictly conformed
to tho ideal constructions of tho goom
otor. If tho nucleus of a comet wore takon
away, tho train would continue to move
oil' through spaco, undisturbed by tho
loss of its head. Singular as this phe
nomenon may seem, it has been actu
ally observed. At midday on tho J8th
of February, 18-RJ, groups of people in
many of tho towns of Now England,
especially at Portland, collected at the
corners of tho streets, gazing up to
ward tho sun. Protecting thoir oyes
in tho shadows of tho houses, thoy
saw a brilliant object a fow dogreos
from tho sun. Such a marvelous spec
tacle had never boforo been beheld. A
fow days later a wonderfully brilliant
tail of a comet was seen skirting tho
horizon soon after sunset, and reach
ing more than ono-third of tho way
round tho sky. What wo now saw was
tail without head, as wo had boforo
seen head almost destitute of tail. But
head and tail wero members of the samo
1m about two hours tho oomot of 181!1
went round tho sun, from ono side to
the other. What could havo become
of tho tail, which was reaching out
about a hundred millions of miles from
tho sun as far as to tho earth's orbit?
Thero havo boon those who have ac
tually adopted tho incredible jl may
say tho impossible hypothesis that tho
tail rotated through this immenso cir
cuit, developing a centrifugal force
which all the united powers of tho uni
verso could not havo sustained. But
no! The comet practically left its tail
behind it, and bogan to grow a now tail
as it receded lrom the sun. There wero
thus two tails, nearly side by side
stretching from opposite sides of tho
sun in nearly the same direction. The
now tail began at tho head of the
comet; whereas tho old dosortod tail
began without any head at somo dis
tance from tho nucleus, and extended
further from tho sun than the now tail.
Tho nucleus of tho comet is surround
ed by a mist, which is called the coma,
or hair: tho name comet signifying a
hairy star. Tho hoight of the coma
above tho nucleus depends on tho mass
of tho nucleus, and gives tho measure
of its weight; or, moro exactly, tho
least limit of weight which will suflico
to maintain such a hoight of atmos
phere. Tho nucleus is usually so close
ly surrounded by tho denso mist that
its diameter cannot bo measured; but
at time3 tho mist rises, uncovors the
nucleus, and loaves it with a sharp
stellar aspect. Tho loast diameter de
termined at such times may bo larger
than tho actual one, but cannot "bo
smallor. From tho combination of mass
and diameter, tho density of the nu
cleus can bo computed. In thoenso of
Donati' s comet, the diameter of tho nu
cleus was perhaps not moro than a hun
dred miles, while tho height of tiie at
mosphere extended to eighteen thou
sand miles. You may bo surprised to
learn that tho corresponding density
of tho nucleus was at loast equal to
that of iron. What an unexpected
contrast is horo presented to tho prev
alent notions concerning tho sun and
tho comets! Tho solid sun is reduced
by science to the state of gas, while the
substance of tho ethereal comet is a sol
id and heavy metal.
Iu its approach to tho sun, tho sur
faco of tho nucleus is rapidly heated; it
is molted and vaporized and subjectod
to frequent explosions; tho vapor rises
in its atmosphero with a well deiinod
upper surface, which is known to ob
servers as an envelope. Various envel
opes, including each other, aro often
The electrification of tho comotary
mist is antilogous to that of our own
thundercloud. Any portion of tho
coma which has received tho opposite
kind of electricity to tho sun and to
tho repelled tail will bo attracted. This
gives a sitnplo explanation of tho nega
tive tails which have been sometimes
soon, directed toward tho sun. In casos
of violent explosion, tho whole nu
cleus might be brokon to pieces, and
tho coma dashed around so as to givo
varieties of tail, and ovon multiple
Tho rotations of tho comets to tho
solar system present an interesting and
instructive study. With very fow ex
ceptions, thoir visible paths aro so near
ly parabolic, and tho positions of their
nuclei and centers of gravity so uncer
tain in tho midst of their com.-c, that it
is quito out of tho question to obtain
nice enough data to moasuro exactly
tho extent of their orbits, and ascertain
how groat may bo their deviations from
oxact parabolas, and whether tho devi
ations aro such as to make them ellipses
or hyperbolas. If au orbit is actually
parabolic or hyporbolic, and if there is
no decrease in the central attractive
force as tho comet approaches tho sun,
it must havo entered tho solar system
from outer space, and cannot bo ono of
our permanent partners. It will leave
the system again, and wo may. novor
expect its return; unless, indeed, hav
ing passed through tho circuit of other
suns, after lnvriads of years, it reap
pears iu an orbit entirely dillorout frm
its former ono, so as to atlbrd no ovi
ilonco through which it may bo recog
nized, But if it moves in an ellipse, and
does not leave our system, It will return
in a sensibly unchanged orbit, through
Which it may bo dotoeted."
Tho astronomer is often asked, upon
tho announcement of a comot, "Is it a
now ono?" and tho tono of tho inquiry
usually implies n fooling of satisfaction
iu witnessing tho discovery of a now
star. But it is just the rovorso with tho
astronomor himsolf. Ho ransacks Uio
records, hoping against hope that ho
may onioy tho good fortune of ascer
taining that tho now oomot is an old ono
old, at least, iu the souse that it has
boon observed onco boforo, but not
twice On its first roappoaranoo a
comot is certain to bo loaded with tho
namo of tho goomotric discoverer of its
path. Its theory is computed; its future
returns aro rigidly predicted; its social
position is definitely established, and it
takes its placo among the registered
members of our constellation. But a
comet may bolong to our system, and
ynt go so far from the sun that tho in
torvals between its periods of visibility
may bo as long as three hundred thou
sand centuries.
Thoro aro a fow comets of which tho
nonparabolic character is evident tit
onco. Thoir orbits aro decidedly elliptic
al: their periods donotexeeod a baker's
do.ouof years; and thoy aro intimately
related to the plants iu their positions
and direction of motion. I'rof. Newton,
of Yale College, has given a distinot
and satifactory explanation of tho modo
iu which these comets wero probably
diverted from thoir original parabolic
paths by tho action of tho planet
Jupiter. It was a royal sport, and tho
final character of tho comotary orbit
was tho natural termination of tho
game. These comets must bo excluded
from our general discussion.
Omitting them, wo lind nothing in
tho position of tho other orbits which
indicates relation to the solar axis of
rotation or to tho planetary pianos of
revolution. Thoy aro as uniformly dis
tributed as if thoy had entered our
system indilVereutly from every direc
tion, and without reference to the pro
vailing motion of tho planets or to their
mutual organization. Thoy aro simply
tho largest of an immonso swarm of
meteors which aro lloating all around
us a swarm of which by far tho greater
portion consists of bodios too small to bo
seen by tho light thrown upon them
from tno sun; and this invisiole portion
greatly surpasses, in number and ovon
in combined mass, all the.vissiblo com
ponents of our constellation.
Returning to tho original round neb
ula, from which tho solar system was
formed, wo must supposo that it has
gone through changes which aro repre
sented in many of the nebula. A cen
tral spherical portion seems to havo
concentrated into tho sun and planets,
loaving an outer spherical envelope,
which was much slower in tho process
of condensation, and finally becanio an
envelope of bolides. Tho natural orbits
of tho bolides wero nearly circular
paths, of which tho sun was at the cen
ter. Tho variety of directions of tho
pianos of tho orbits was so great that
thoy constituted a nearly uniform sys
tem, constantly approaching each other,
and by their mutual heat producing ox
plosions. They wero thus broken up
into an increased number of smallor ir
regular masses, such as wo aro familiar
with in tho meteoric stones. Thus wo
find till tho varieties that exist among
the bodies of tho solar system harmo
niously explained. Would it not bo
strnngcrHhnn any fiction -would it not
violate all physical analogies if this
ideal hypothesis of tho meteoric struc
ture of our system, sustained by such a
variety of observation, wore not a close
representation of its actual history?
Mr. II. .J. Barron, Secretary of tho
Swimming Association of Great Britain,
writes to tho London Times to urgo tho
necessity of children being taught to
swim "a good, straightforward breast
stroke." In case a person falls into a
heavy sea, a side stroke should bo
adopted, presenting tho back of the
hand to tho dash ot the waves. If, he
says, a child is taught merely to tread
water," no doubt after a fow lessons ho
will support himsolf; but ho will not bo
likely ever afterward to learn to swim
with a good stroke. But if a child is
taught tho breast stroko properly, ho
will learn to support himself in fewer
lessons, probably, and as ho gains
strength and confidence in succeeding
years will practice and become ofliciont
in a great variety of strokes.
Crystallizing Gnusos. Dissolve in a
quart of soft water all tho alum you can
by heating and stirring it may bo a
pound, it may bo twenty ounces. Havo
tho grasses divided into small bunches
tied. When tho solution begins too
cool dip iu the grasses, holding them
there live minuter, three minntcs, two
minutes or ono minute, according to
size of crystals you wish. Tho cooler
tho solution tho quicker tho crystals
form. When too cold reheat. I havo
used a glass jar to dissolve tho alum in,
heating it in a kettle of water with an
old plate at the bottom to prevent tho
jar breaking. Ono can see t hrough glass
tho crystals forming and so know when
to take tho grass out. Do not lot tho
grass touch tho sides of tho jar.
The Now Orleans Times is respon
sible for tho statement that a mule was
sun-struck in that city ono day last
'Nothing is imposible to him who
will." Nonsense; it is impossible for tho
man who wills to got ahead of tho
A Dutchman repeated tho ndago,
Birds mit ono fodder goeo mit dcm.
Tho Woes or n Landlady.
"Thisfollor bitTum on tho hand,"
said Bijah, as ho brought out a man
thirty years old, who answered to tho
namo of hongfollow Smith.
' Woll, 1 don't allow any living man
to take mo by tho neck!" retorted tho
" Your case is bad enough without any
biting," observed tho Court. "Tho
witness will come forward."
It was a woman about fifty years old.
Her brow showed lines of euro, and hor
voice betrayed dospoudouoy.
" I keep a boardlng-houso," she bo
gan. Last wintor this man eaino and
secured a room and board. Ho told mo
that ho exported a legacy of SiJO.OOO In
July, ami so I trusted him until ho now
owes mo over eighty dollars. Tho oth
er day 1 found out that ho had boon de
ceiving me, and thai ho was getting
ready to light out. Hu won't got no
moro logaoy than you or mo."
" t thiiik'l know my gait," remarked
tho prisoner.
"Do you oxpoot a logaoy P" asked tho
"Yes, sir."
"Who from?"
"My aunt."
"Who is your auntP"
No matter. 1 expect a logaoy, and
when I got it I shall pay what I owe."
"1 found out ho was going to jump
my bill," resumed tho woman, "and
1 asked him for tho amount. At
that he got mad and kicked over chairs
and sworo liko a pirato and throw my
big Bible at tho head of the cook. If I
hadn't called iu tho polico ho would
havo killed some of us."
"Bosh!" growled Smith. "Hero's
tho whole caso. This wonion wants a
"Oh! lands! oh! lands!" shogaapod.
I owo hor about twenty dollars, ami
shu novor said a word about it until sho
hoard I was engaged to tho second
girl. Sho raised a row to searo mo."
"Oh! heavens! heavons! heavens!"
"Sho wanted mo for a husband, and
ovon asked mo to marry hor. When I
refused sho got mad and pulled my
hair, and that's how tho row camo
" Oh! Judge, can you believe it, do
you buliovo it will you boliovo it?
.lust think of mo asking a man to marry
" Priionor, this is a sorious caso."
" It isn't as sorious us if I had mar
ried hor."
"You seem to bo a hardened villain,
and I shall havo to send you up."
"Yes, send him up for life!" sho
' For sixty days."
"That fits mo," smiled Smith, as ho
backed into tho corridor to wait for tho
" WollP" queried His Honor, as tho
woman lidgotod boforo tho desk.
"Iwas going to ask you, Sir, If it
wouldn't bo that is. if it wouldn't bo
il" 1 hadn't hotter!"
"Pay his fine?"
"That's it, sir. Ho seems to bo a
good man at heart, and perhaps "
" Perhaps vou'd bettor go homo! Ho
prefers tho Work House to your society,
and you might as woll savo your mon
ey." She gave him a look of concentrated
red lightning and backed into tho
crowd, and as ho hunted for the war
rant in the next caso ho whispered to
"Old man, lot this bo a warning to
you. Tho size of your feet has thus far
protected you, but that may not always
be a defense. A sharp widow can work
all around a steel trap and beat the mwn
who sot it." Detroit. Free I'ress.
Rich PeiiiisylvanlauH.
A. reporter said to ox-Governor Cur
tin, of Pennsylvania: " Which ostato
will net tho most to the heirs that of
Colonel Thomas A. Scott or tho estate
of Asa Packer?" Ho replied:
" I think that the Packer ostato is tho
best. It is generally hold to bo worth
$7,000,1)00, without exaggeration. Tho
estttto of Colonel Scott is largo, but I
think tho newspapers rate it too high.
I should put it ((own at about 3ft, 000,
000. Considering everything, that is a
very great result for such inflictive and
venturesome mind as Colonel Scott's.
Some of the largest fortunes iu Phila
delphia have been accumulated by the
manufacturers. Thoro is Mr. Weight
man, of iho firm of drug manufactur
ers which monopolized tho quinino.
Ho is ono of the richest men in Penn
sylvania. Tho estate of (iilliglian Foil
is very large. Disston, tho saw manu
facturer, has mado a largo amount of
money. Dobson, tho carpet manufact
urer, has done a great business. Tho
Baldwin Locomotive Works, as you
know, aro the largest in the world.
Sellers, the boiler-maker, w another
great force with us. In Pittsburgh the
largest fortune I presume to bo that of
William Thaw, who is at tho head of
tho Pennsylvania Railroad lines west
of Pennsylvania. Ho is now a Director
in tho Pennsylvania railroad. Somo
reckon his means at 10,000,000. Ho.s
tetter, tho bitters man, is also very
rich in Pittsburgh. Ono of tho most
successful men in our State is A. J.
Cassatt, Vice-President of tho Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Ho was a boy of plain,
respectable family in Pittsburgh. He
entered tho railway service near tho
bottom and has worked his way up un
til lie is ono of tho great masters of
railroad details, and by his tuldroMJ is
considerable of a public and social man;
and his sagacity has made him a largo
Moan folks in this world? Thoro
aro! A South End father asked his son
if he felt too tired or lamo to go to Bar
num's circus, and wIkjii tho boy said
"no," told him to go and bring up a
hod of coal. And tlio boy couldn't say
ho wasn't able. --Boston I'osl.
- -Mr. James Russell Lowoll Is said
to bo collecting matorial.i for a momoir
of Hawthorno.
Miss Nollio Hutchinson is chiof
editor of tho Now York Sunday Trib
une. Miss Nancy Hay assists hor.
Messrs. Gilbort and Sullivan havo
written another comio opora, whoso
title Is reported to bo "Tho Princess."
Doro is described as finishing, in
doap meditation and with a sad face a
great picture callod tho Valo of Tours.
It represents sorrow-laden crowds of
nioit and women of all races and all
creeds and conditions wending thoir
way to tho Light of tho World, a figure
of sunbeams.
- Edwin Booth writos- -referring to
his London ongagomout with Irving:
"Itssuecoss is very groat in all re
spects, and only my domostio misory
prevents it from boing tho happiest the
atrical oxporionco 1 havo ovor had. I
wish I could do as much for Honry Ir
ving in America as ho has done noro
for mo."
Tho nortmilof Tennyson just paint
ed by Millais represents tho poot stand
ing; ho woars his old cloak, with Its
volvot collar and frayed button-holes,
and holds " in tho ono brawny hand
that is visible," au old blaok folt hat.
His long hair and board givos his head
a singularly high and romoto look. Tho
largo, soft eyes shino cloar of tho cu
riously dovolopod uppor lids and aro
full of thought.
Tho French Acadomy is at logger
heads ovor a fund of 10,000 francs be
queathed by Mmo. Botta, an Amorl
can lady, of which tho interest is to bo
awarded at stated times as a prizo for
tho host treatise on tho "Condition of
Woman." The timo for making tho
first award of this prizo has now ar
rived, but Alexander Dumas and EmSlo
Ollivor got into a hoatod discussion ovor
tho question to whom it ought to bo
given. Dumas favors Loon Riohor, a
woman's rights advocate, for his book,
ontitlod "La Fommo Libre," but Olliv
or is bittorly opposed to tho woman's
rights movement. Tho Acadomy ad
journed without coming to any conclu
Is tho jelly lish mado from ocean
currents ?
It takes eight hundred full-blown
roses to niako a tublospounful of por
fumo, while ton cents' worth of coolcod
onions will scout nwholo neighborhood.
Detroit Free Press.
Thoro is a groat deal of religion in
this world that is liko a lifo-prosorvor
only put on at tho momont of immedi
ate danger, and thou put on half tho
timo hind sido boforo. Josh Billinqs.
A dry-goods clerk, who had a most
outlandish way of walking, had to go to
a distant part of tho store to lind somo
goods which a party of feminine cus
tomers desired to soo. "Walk this
way, ladies," ho callod, as ho swung
himself oir. "But wo can't walk that
way," criod a port miss; "wo novor
learned that stylo, you know." Tho
clerk is now drilling his tibia in tho
motions of a now gait. New Haven
Class in arithmetic "What is ex
change?" Pupil "No robbery."
Toucher "What is a vulgar fraction?"
Pupil "A naughty fraction." Touch
er "What is subtraction?" Pupil
"Hooking cherries." Teacher -"What
is addition?" Pupil "Hooking somo
moro noxt day." Teacher "What is
multiplication?" Pupil "Ropootod
additions." Teacher "What is divi
sion?" Pupil "Going snacks with
the other follors." Boston Transcript.
A palo-looking man wont to an
Austin dootor for advice. Tho doctor
examined all tho man's symptoms, and
then asked him if ho slept sound at
nights. "No, I novor sleep a wink of
nights. 1 novor shut an oyo boforo
daylight." "Ah," said tho doctor,
"that conies from nervousness caused
by using too much tobacco." "No,
it's not that. I don't sloop at nights,
because I am a night watchman, and
don't get out of bod until lato in tho
afternoon." Texas SiJ'tinys.
Didn't Recognize Him.
Tho Boston Sunday Budget tolls tho
following story: Many yours ago thoro
dwelt in a certain Boston street two
families which, although noar neigh
bors, had rio neighborly relations nor
ovon acquaintance. This grow out of
the fact that whilo tho head of ono
house lot us call him Jones was of
somewhat "low condition," tho other,
whom wo will stylo Pedigree, was
"upper crust, a regular patrician." It
rather troubled tho Jonos family to
havo tho Pedigrees treat them as though
thoy did not exist; but they managed
to worry along, and in duo timo tho
Jonos boys grew to bo men and entered
upon the sorious business of lifo, ono of
thorn to such good purpose that ho ac
quired wealth and became the Prosidont
of a bank. Ono day ono of the Pedi
gree's rocoivod a chock on this samo
bunk and stepped iu to have it cashed.
Tho Teller was all politeness, said ho
had no doubt it was all right, but addod
that tho rules of the bank required that
tho presenter of a cheek should be iden
tified. Mr. Pedigree found no fault,
and added that ho had no doubt Mr.
,1 ones, the President of tho bank, could
furnish tho needed identification. Just
thou tho President happened to pass
from his private room, and tho Toller
handed him tho check and stated what
was wanted. Tho President took tho
chock, examined tho signature and thu
indorsement carefully, and, looking Mr.
Pedigree straight in tho face, handed it
back to the Toller and said, " I do not
know tho gentleman," turned on hi
heel and wont about his busiuess.