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Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., has made
It is said that Turgcnieff has been
forbidden by the authorities from carry
ing ont a plan he had formed of spend
v ing the winter in Russia for the purpose
of studying tip the present situation.
Charles Darwin, the English scien
tist, has won the prize of f 1,400 recent
ly offered at Turin for discoveries in the
physiology of plants. He is receiving
" the congratulations of all the scientific
-men in Europe.
llrs. J. W. Mackay has secured the
exclusive services of one of the most
' celebrated modistes of Paris, in order
that there might be no duplicates of her
fashions and styles. She has the fame of
being the most richly dressed woman Ib
Mr. Larkln J. Mead, the American
sculptor, is married to a beautiful Ital
ian lady with whom he could not at first
acquaintance talk, neither knowing the
other's language. They have a charm
ing home in Florence. Mr. Mead is one
of the kindest of men and most gener
ous of artists, always sympathetic and
helpful to younger artists.
Herbert Spencer, the English phil
osopher, is GO years old. Having been
privately educated, he was ht first a
civil engineer. Ills forehead is high
and he is quite bald. His face is long,
and, although bis features are nut small,
he has an unpractical and almost ef
feminate appearance. His portraits re
present him as resting his head against
his hand, in the Washington Irving
Mr. W. D. Howells's home at Cam
bridge bears the quaint name of " Red
top." The lower story is of brick and
the second of wood, entirely sheathed
in California redwood shingles. In
architecture it is a mixture of a Queen
Anne house and a Swiss chalet. Mr.
Howells's study is a large and charming
room, with a wide fire-place, filled at
this season with blazing logs, with a
pretty winter garden, under glass, open
ing out of it, and a ceiling divided in
ancient fashion by beams.
8cleac and Industry.
We sent last Year to Europe 1,600,
A toy makor of Montrose, Pa.,
uses 600,000 feet of bass-wood every
Sixteen puddling furnace tit the
Altoona (Pa.) Rolling Mill are running
day ar.d night.
Seven machino? in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
produced, last year, over 1,003,345 kegs
Chicago packed last year 5,100,000
hogs, being an increase of 10 per cent,
over 1878, end 75 per cent, over 1877.
Over 10,000 men arc employed.
The grape islands of Lake Erie
have 4,000 acres of vines, and the
yield in 1879 was lC.OOO.OOO pounds.
The wine production was 1,526,400
An order that can not be filled in
less than one year has been received by
the Marlborough Woolen Company.
The company will turn out 300 yards
It is said that the adhesiveness and
durability of a solution of 100 parts gum
arabic in 250 parts water may be in
creased by adding two parts of sulphate
Crocus, dried and powdered, when
applied with chamois leather to nickel-
dated goods, will restore their
mlliancy" without injuring their sur
face. "Ecrjrlate " is the name of a
new red color derived from coal. It is
prophesied that cochineal has had its
da;,', and that the new color will take its
Geese arc raised for their feathers
in Texas. One goose ranch in Western
Texas has over 300 geese, whose feathers
are plucked every two months, each one
averageing a ponud and a half a year.
A species of dwarf cactus, abundant
in Lower California, is rich in fiber,
said to be excellent for mattresses. It
is reported that an experimental ma
chine, costing only $400, converts the
raw material into white, elastic fiber
with great rapidity, and promises to
reduce the cost and improve the quality
of such goods very materially.
A fact probably but little known is
that the United States nickel five-cent
piece furnishes a key to metric measures
and weights. This coin is two centi
meretsin diameter, and its weight is
five grammes. Five of them placed in a
row will give the length of the decimetre,
and two of them will weigh a deca-
. gramme. As a kilolitre is a cubic meter,
, the key to the measure of length is also
the key to measures of capacity.
It is expected that the Cologne
Cathedral will be completed next Au
gust. The betrothal of the Austrian Crown
Prince Rudolph and the Princess Ma
thUde, daughter of Prince George of
Saxony, is announced.
Andaman Island widows wear the
skulls of their deceased husbands on
their shoulders. At a recent lecture on
ethnology at the Royal College of Sur
geons in London, Prof . Flower showed
the skull of an Andamanese, to which
was attached an elegant webbed sling
,by which it had been suspended to the
At Crugawn, Mayo, Ireland, when
a process-server, aided by one hundred
police, attempted last month to serve
notice of ejectment, his progress was
arrested by three hundred: women,
armed with heavy sticks. The women
were remonstrated with, but all argu
ments failed. At length the police forced
their way through, with fixed bayonets,
several of the women receiving thrusts,
and reached the house where the process
was to be served. Here again a crowd
of women opposed, and several were
wounded; the process, was, however,
The Austrian Empress's whole pas
sion is for dogs and horses. Her
Majesty always rises with the lark.
the morning and goes to hear mass in
the private chapel near her apartments.
After'the devotion of the first moments
oflmdaytoreligkm she proceeds to the
stable and to the riding-school. . Her
favorite horses know waU her elastic
step and sweet, elear voioe, and sotting
gives her seen pleasure as when the
neor ieuls greether presence witha
. sort of sToptinB neighing.
Ahhoogfc to-day titers are as many
heards is the House of Commons as in
amy aeseafetly i the world, twenty-five
yean age.there was fee one.- It be
loagad to Ifr.lfnntz, member for Bir
mingham, who did a service by.persnad
ing the Government to adopt the
perforating machine in'the manufacture
tof postage stamps: 'Mr; Muntz skived
until' he was 40 whenvhls brother re
turned from Germanywith a fine beard,
twhich the M. P. determined to emulate.
"H. B." the famous caricaturist, was
4sooalat "the man with the beard," as
every one calledMuntz, and represented
him la a'cartoon as " a Brummagem M.
P.1' la this portrait he carries a stout
stick, which has specialprominence, the
reason being that an irrepressible prac
tical Joker, the Marquis of Waterford,
Was supposed to have laid a wager that
be would shave Muatz, hence the cudgel
to defend himself from disbnrbament.
Mr. Mantz died very wealthy, in 1857.
MimI aa Ckntk.
The Free Baptists in North Caro
lina number about 22,000, of whom 7,
000 are colored
The Congrcgatioaalists of Massa
chusetts have 528 churches. 655 minis
ters, and a church Membership ef 91
By the will of Jacob Pcrsinger of
Roanoke County, Va., recently admitted
to probate, Roanoke College will receive
The Baltimore Methodists contem
plate the establishment of a Centenary
Biblical Institute for tiic education of
the polofed &opIe.
The name of the new Irish Univer
sity is to be the " Royal University of
Ireland." The charter Is now ready,
only awaiting the filling up of the
names of certain Senators. The first
Chancellor will be the Duke of Leihster.
The University f Michigan con
ferred last year 433 degrees on examin
ation and four honorary degrees. The
whole number of students was" l,9f0, of
whom 445 were in the Department of
Literature! Science, and Arts.
The University of Cincinnati has in
troduced the study of Arabic, with the
intention of making of it a three or four
years' course. The present class num
bers from ten to fourteen. The deter
mination Is to make the instruction as
thorough and, at the same time, as ex
tended as possible.
One of the difficulties which college
authorities encounter is to prevent the
students from looking into their books
during recitation where they have to re
peat verbatim, or from writing transla
tions and olher aids in the books from
wnich they recite. The faculty of Yale
College, where this practice is known as
" skinning," have undertaken to put a
stop to it by making every than recite
from a book with a clean text furnished
by the faculty, a few copies only of
which are placed in the recitation-room.
Odd and End.
In mince-pic thero is meat for re
pentance. High heals The charges of t&sh
We desire to be underrated only by
Fashionable women are often very
brave; they do not fear to face pow
dwr. A firm advertises " raw silk stock
ings." Good gracious, who wants them
The farmer who doesn't take a
newspaper, says the Detroit Free Press,
should not be privileged to take his
children into a graveyard to learn their
A B C'a off the headstones.
The small boy who can ride a three
wheeled voloeipcdc in the hall and beat
a drum at the same time has qualities
calculated to make home happy when
he is not well.
A bee's sting is only one-fourth of
an inch long, but when a man has just
had one stuck in him all the argument
in the world won't make hiitl uelicvc
that it isn't over two feet long and hotter
than chain lightning.
A small boy,boasting of his father's
accompishments, said: "My -father
can do almost any thing; he's a notary
public and he's an apothecary, and can
mend teeth, and he is a doctor, and can
mend wagons and things, and play the
fiddle; he's a jackass at all trades."
A former President of a 2sew Eng
land College after getting a seat in a
horse-car noticed one of the freshmen of
his coHegc curled up in front of him, and
exhibiting obvious signs of vinous exhil
aration. A close inspection revealed the
fact that the state of inebriety was not
hastily put on (like a hat), but had been
worn closely (like an undershirt) for
several days. For a few moments the
President surveved the undergraduate
with an expression of mingled commis
eration ana disgust, and finally he ex
claimed, "Been on a drunk!" The
half-conscious student rallied his stray
ing senses, and with a gleam of good
fellowship in his eye, somewhat unre
spectfully ejaculated, "So hie have
It is not of the experiments of scien
tific chemists that the public need be
ware in the matter of artificial gems,
but of the' cunning workmen of Paris,
Brussels and the purlieus of Soho,
London. It is not pretended that any
serious frauds are perpetrated by the
aid of the well known "stress" or
.aste" diamonds, a recognized arti
cle of commerce in this as in the last
century, and worn, even by day, by
many vain persons in apparent uncon
sciousness that their harmless deception
is easily detected in sunlight by the
naked eye. Sham rubies and emeralds
made of " strass," colored with purple
of cassius or oxide of copper,' ana sap
phires owing their hue to oxide of co
balt, are also not apt to deceive any but
the most unpracticed eye ; so the lapi
dary who works " with intent to de
ceive" makes him a "doublet" or a
"triplet," the latter being considered
the highest form of his peculiar art.
The " triplet" is, in fact, a sandwich
stone, of which the outer slices are
made of rock crystal and the
middle piece of colored glass or
composition. The emerald or sap
phire thus constructed is of fine
color, and, when mounted, likely to
impose on all but experts. In mount
ing his sham sapphire, which may be
worth from thirty to fifty shillings, the
workman conceals the double joint at
the "girdle" of the stone, and thus
presents two surfaces, both of which
resist the file the common test of
precious stones among: those least ac
quainted with them. When the sapphire
is set in the middle of a ring the too
cunning operator sets a real diamond
Worth tnnr nr fivfi rwiinrs atnrlinrr -n
either side of it. Having now lai3 out
twelve or fourteen pounds sterling upon
his venture, he betakes h.mself to the
seaside, if it be summer time, or to
the country town in winter, and, finding
himself suddenly short of money,
essays to dispose of his ring, which, it
is unnecessary to say, was given him by
his mother. He undergoes great grief
at being compelled to part with such
a precious relic, but nas no choice,
and therefore confides it to a newly
made friend who thinks it a bargain
to get a ring worth eighty pounds
sterling for forty pounds sterling or
else tries his hand on the more difficult
personage, the country pawnbroker,
who, seeing the diamonds to be real,
and, having tested the sapphire, is now
and then taken is. by the reduced foreign
gentleman, the exile in --temporary
straits, or by his more flashy English
confederate. Tricks of this kind have
made imorbus people shy of all stones
but diamonds,' which not many years
ago were frequently bought as a safe
and profitable investment. But since
the influx of African diamonds, some of
which are of such fine size and quality
as to sell for three thousand or four
thousand pounds sterling apiece, the
ebnfdencefrfunveetors has received a
rude shock;:and psrehaies are not like
ly tobe accelerateeVuntilthe fear of the
last chemical discovery has passed
away. Yet, should even the particles
made by.Mr.McTear prove as good as
he thinks them, the valae of .fine gems
is not rkehto-be affected, unless, in
deed, he. should, succeed in excelling
the. experiments of Wohler and Deville,
not only as to quality, but as to size.
London Dnily News.
TIE 3TATAJ IKBIaXS.
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CorraposoVsto tA tfcto bfiteSffo Time.
Navajo Ivdiav Arekct, Fot De
riAWCB, A. T., January 29. Ob the
Pacific slope, at. the, very jumpiBg-off
place of civilization, lies the Navajo In
dian reservation. It is situated chiefly
in Arizona, but the eastern boundary is
in New Mexico.
Just now the Navajo Indians are is
high glee at the recent HeWs from their
".great RLthcr." For years they have
pleaded for a little more land for tbeir
flocks where once their forefathers held
undisputed sway. As their great chief,
Manuelita, said in council a few weeks
ago: "It seemed as if there was a
large hole somewhere east of Santa Fe
where the cries of the Navajoel were
lost, for they never sOemed to reach the
ear of the great father.' " But at last
they have found a man who, in Indian
parlance, can "talk straight' and their
able and efficient scent, Mr. Galea East
man, ha? Succeeded is gaining the long
desired boon, increasing the area of the
reservation one-fourth. With the ad
ditional water supply, tbey can soon
become a self-supporting people and
one fraction of the Indian problem will
reach a satisfactory solution.
The Navajoes differ in many respects
from their neighbors, the Vtes and
Apaches. Wptnen among them holds a
auperiUr position. "Woman's rights"
have been practically exemplified among
them for many years. The wife not
only has her say about all domestic ar
rangements, but holds her property in
her own right. Her share of the in
crease of the sheep and pohii?? is set
aside for her especial nse and benefit.
Orten the wives accompany their dusky
lords to the council fire, and their low
toned suggestions meet with ready at
tention. They are very skillful in the
art of weaving.
Suppose you enter a hogan, or Indian
home. It is built of logs or stone, plas
tered with adobe, and you must stoop as
you cross the threshold.
Inside, the lady of the house is busy
at her blanket. It is to be a choice pro
duction, and her fingers deftly ply the
shuttle between the scarlet threads of
Bietta or red flannel and the wool of
her own sheep, dyed according io her
fancy. Phe has no-measUrC; no pat
tern, but she makes hb mistakes. In
many Oases the designs are quite intri
cate, and these blankets range in
price from $30 to $100. I
saw one lat week which is be
ing woven for an army officer at
Fort Wingate. It is Composed of Ger
mantown wool, atfcl is a itiarvcl of
cunning workmanship. The weaver is
to have his choice as recompense be
tween a silver bridle and a horse. He
wove the elegant blanket presented to
General Sherman some time ago, and is
the master workman of his craft. The
Navajoes arc alive to the power of dress
and a Navajo belle is as fttlly conscious
of the splendors of her apparel as her
white .sisters. The richer class wear a
dress of their own weaving, generally
black with a fancy stripe in red for a
border. This garment fastens at the
shoulders with silver ornaments, leaving
the arms bare. They wear a gay belt,
from which depend strings of beads,
shells, and little bells. Withal the
" Princess Navajoc" has sometimes as
many as eighteen bracelets on each arm.
These are of brass, copper, or silver ac
cording to the means of the wearer, and
are often chased with considerable skill.
If she has a coral necklace she surveys
her less fortunate sister with conscious
superiority, and displays her silver ear
rings with unmitigated satisfaction.
She has a pretty foot, and she knows it,
and her buckskin moccasins and leg-'
gings arc fresh and new. She tics her
long, black hair with scarlet yarn,
wraps her gay blanket about her shoul
ders, and sallies forth to conquer.
The greatest obstacle to civilization
of the Navajoes is their superstition
about the dead. When a Navajo dies
he is immediately carried out and the
"hogan" torn down. His favorite
horse is shot, for without him the hunt
er would be poorly equipped for the
" happy hunting grounds." His finest
blanket and household treasures are
gathered together, for their owner must
not enter the other world in poverty.
His friends seek a cave, and there he is
laid away like the patriarchs of old, and
the entrance walled, up with adobe, or
a huge stone. Those who have assisted
in the obsequies are considered unclean
and not allowed to speak to any person,
or approach their families for four days.
Then they go through the ceremony of
washing their hands, and are considered
purified. Should a Navajo die friend
less and alone, his household goods are
left by his side, the " hogan" is pulled
down above him, and his home becomes
a place of sepulture.
Manuelita, head chief of the Nava
joes, is a man of wonderful physique.
Tall, finely developed, in his holiday
dress he is a personification of one of
Cooper's heroes. He lives in a com
fortable stone house and has adopted
many of the habits of the white man,
among them the unfortunate habit
of drinking whisky. This prac
tice is at the root of most of
the Indian troubles, and the laws against
traffic in liquor with the Indians are
both stringent and severe. Manuelita
has promised to abstain from the further
use "of whisky and co-operate with Mr.
Eastman in his endeavors to prevent the
sale of liquor onthereservations and the
additional territory will be a great in
centive to him to be vigilant in the mat
ter. There are a galaxy of chiefs in this
nation but thev all look up to Manuelita.
He wears a beautiful necklace of tur
quoise and coral beads. Turquoise is
held in great esteem by the Indians, and
Horaiio Sigunda, who ranks near Man
uelita, wears a pair of turquoise ear
ings each of which is worth a horse.
Horario is a mighty hunter, and many
antlers bear witness to his powers
among the deer. The tribe are ruled by
the agent through the chiefs, and
through the heads of the different bands
messages are sent to the most remote
corners of the reservation.
The tribe numbers between twelve and
fourteen thousand. Their sheep are es
timated from seven hundred thousand
to one million, and their ponies and
horses from twentv-five thousand to
thirty thousand. The new addition of
land will give them sufficient pasturage
and call in the wanderers outside the
reservation. Tbe policy adopted toward
this tribe is a wi?e and successful one,
and reflects credit on the Department of
Why Alphsase aai His Papa Died.
The death of the deeply-lameBted
Alphonse, pet of the Parisians and para
gon of all orang-outangs, and of his
affectionate ske has been followed by a
sort of pilgrimage to th? scene of their
last appearance, where their mortal
remains have been " setup " artistically
by the best professors of the'art of staff
ing. One of .the Utsrary gentfemesx who
was assisting at the melancholy Ecene
has described an interview which he had
oa. the spot with Cadet, the " inspector
of aaimals" at theJardin d' Acclima
tion, aad has reproduced, for the edifi
cation of the public, the theory which
that worthy originated as the caase of
death in the father and soa. According
to thisTrersibn of the affair the catastro
phe was the result of nothing morenor
less than love and regret. The mother
of Alphonse had inspired both her com
pastas with so warm an affection 'that
life became insupportable to both of
them when they were carried off, kav
ing her in the ancestral forest.
It was in vain that M-Cadet was con
fronted with the verdict of the learned
mea who had assisted at tbe post mor
tem examination, asd held a sort of
coroner's inettest over the body of Al
pkoftM. These geetkasea had bees
S leased to declare that the cause of
eath was a pulmoeary disease brought
on by the rigor of a climate never fa
vorable at the best of timet to the health
of the monkey tribes, and most unusual
ly trying to them during this particular
winter. But the inspector of animals
was also present at the inquiry, and ob
served the operations of the surgeons,
and he declares that there were neither
tubercles in the longs nor symptoms of
disease or injury in any vital" organ. He
then cites the gestures, looks, cries, or
language as he would call it, of his two
friends, both when tbey arrived and up
to the time of their death, compares
them accurately with the actions and be
havior that human beings display when
afflicted by grief, and concludes with a
positive assurance that had it not been
for the abseticfe of mamml the pair
would even now be alive. Cadet is a
believer not in the Pythagorean doctrine
of the migration of souls, but tbe theo
ry still more flattering to tho animal
world, that they are endowed with rea
sonable and immortal souls. London
Why the Sky Appears Rise.
" Why is the sky blue?" is a question
which has often been asked, but never
satisfactorily answered. Helmholtz
offered an explanation which depended
on the reflection of solar light by the air
particles in the atmosphere. Thce
particles being very nllnutc would re
flect preferably the shortest wave of
liglit, naiilely blue waves, while they
would allow the longer waves, corre
sponding to green and red light, to
pass through them ; just as a log of
wood floating on the surface of still
water would throw off the tiny waves
caused by a falling drop in its neigh
borhood, while the same log in long
ocean swells would be tossed to and fro
without noticeably impeding the pro
gress of the waves.
Dr. K. L Nichols, in the Philosophical
Magaxint for December, has propound
ed another view, which has much to
recommend it. According to Young
and Helhiholtz's theory of color-impression
there are in the eye three sets of
nerve-lermini, one set chiefly influenced
by the red, another by the green, the
third by the violet rays The impression
of color is the resultant of the intensities
of these three effects. The impression
upon'these nerves is not directly propor
tional to the intensity of the ray, the
different nerve-termini being subjoct to
different laws. For very feeble rays the
"violet" nerves are very sensitive,
while the " green " and "red" nerves
scarcely act at all. As the light
increases in intensity the "red"
and "green" nerves increase in
activity', while the "violet" nerves
become tired and dazzled. For rays of
dazzling brilliancy the " red " nerves
are m their most sensitive condition.
Thus, of the simple colors, as the bright
ness increases, red and green change to
yellow, blue becomes white. Daylight
at ordinary intensities affects the three
sets of nerve-termini equally; the re
sultant impression is whiteness. Now
daylight is simply the light of the sun
weakened by manifold diffuse reflec
tions. The direct rays of the sun, as we
let them fall upon any colorless object,
appear also a white light: but on at
tempting at noon on a clear day to gaze
into the sun's face the impression is of
blinding yellow. It is not that the di
rect rays differ in composition from
diffuse daylight but that the "violet"
nerves can not transmit the action of
such strong light. The moon, with
enormously less illuminating power than
the sun, seems bright, and is far bright
er than the open sky. In passing from
the intensity of the moon's rays to those
reaching us from a corresponding bit of
the open sky, we may, perhaps, take a
step as great as that between the bright
ness of the sun and moon. In general,
white light will appear bluer and bluer
as its intensity diminishes, and this law
will apply to the skies; as the light they
reflect becomes fainter and fainter they
will increase in blueness, even though
the light by the process of reflection
suffer no change in composition. Lon
A Straage Belie.
Laurence Sterne moves our hearts
with his picture of the " Captive," and
his pile of little sticks on which he had
notched the count of his dismal days in
prison, with a rusty nail. Here follows
the story of a stranger and sadder me
morial of sorrow:
A striking instance of the arbitrary
state in which Scotland was held in
former times, both in public and private
affairs, is exhibited in the sad fate of a
wife of a Lord of Session, whose title
was Lord Grange.
It was suspected that the lady, by
some means or other, had got at the
knowledge of some State papers of in
finite consequence, and as poor women
are set down in the minds of all arbi
trary men to be incapable of keeping a
secret, Grange and his son were deter
mined to secure the one contained in
the paper in question by putting it out
of the lady's power to divulge any thing
she knew of the matter.
To accomplish their design, the hus
band and son priva'cly conveyed her to
the island of St. Kilda, there put her on
shore, and left her to shift for herself,
and sailed back again, without a living
being having missed them, or suspected
what they had executed ; nor could tbe
lady's place of concealment be discov
ered by her friends, although they made
every enort in tneir power to tind out
whither they had conveyed her, but to
The island of St. Kilda afforded no
implements of writing, and the ladv's-l
history would never nave been known
had she not worked it on her muslin
apron with her hair.
Her family by some means or other,
after her death (which happened at St.
Kilda near SO years after her banish
ment), got possession of this curious
piece of work, and preserved it with
great care, as a memorial of her suffer
ings and of the tyranny of the times in
which she lived.
Baked Red-skappkr. Dress the fish
as for boiling, score it on one side, sea
son it with salt and pepper, place small
strips of fat salt pork in the cuts, and
lay it in a baking-pan on a bed of tbe
following vegetables pared and sliced:
one onion, one turnip, half a carrot, a
bay leaf, a sprig each of parsley and
some sweet herb, and six cloves; add
half a pint of water, put the paa in the
oven and bake the fish fifteen minutes to
a pound. T,o make the sauce for the
fish take it up on a hot dish without
breaking, pour the contents of the paa
intoli stout sieve aad rub them through
it with a potato-masher, season it with
salt aad pepper to taste and add a glass
of Madeira wine to it; serve it iaajrravy
dish with the fish, which looks well gar
nished with some fresh parsley or auees
Tbe psia caused by the Utag of a
plant or insect is the rasalt of a emtaim.
amount of add poison injected into the
blood. The pon being1 add, comnKm
sense points to the alkalies as the proper
means of cure. Among the most easily
Srocured may be mentioned soft soap,
qaor of ammonia, smelling salts, wash
ing soda, quicklime made into a paste
with water, the juice of an onion, tobac
co juke, bruised dock leaves aad carbon
A lady writes to know what she
shall do with" empty cans. There are
several solutions of the probles, hot
the-simplest one is to bay a goat.
The Maa la the Xsea.
Maay years ago, wbea the Profor
was younger than he I bow, he e-d to
look up at the moon asd wonder whit
tbe qoeerkxk!ng figure might b that
eesed to inhabit the bright yrllow dLr.
When he aked what it wm people
wqald say, " Oh, thai'j the taxn in the
moos," as though laat cttll the mat
ter and it wwn't necewaiy to wiy anr
thing more about it; and to he wm left
to puzzle it out. at one time diseovcrisg
a man with a bundle of flicks aero ht
shoulder, and another time a creat
staring face looking dawn upon the
world like one of the pumpkin lantern
which boys in the country proudly tx. 1
hibit on dark night-i. At "that time the
1'mfe.wor did not know that in everv
age of the world and in nearly even-
nauon oinor cnuuren dcsjuc. cimscu
had been curious about th! matter, an
that innumerable tone hail been in
vantrvrt tt 2vfaft tfi ir-irk-til
IVUM.U -r rtllj !. v "-
One of these stories, nerhai.s the mot
ancient, relates that the man in thej
moon is the man who was found by
Moses iratherim? sticks on the Sabbatli.
and that as a punishment for hli crime
he was condemned to dwell in the moon (
until tho end of all things. The Ger-
man legend, which doe not, however, j
refer to Moses, telN that the faggot
luiamrw.. r. hf m r-.an .1, .ll til
bearer was met bv a man who aid to
him: " Do you know that this Is Sun- J
dav on earth, when all must rest from J
tbeir labor?" I
"Sunday on earth or Monday in J
Heaven, it Is all onj to me." said the j
" Then bear vour bundle forercr." I
answered the other, "and as you. value
not Sunday on earth you ahalfbu a per
pctual moon-uv in heaven; aim vou
shall stanu lor etermiy m the moon, a
warning td all Sabbatn-breaker.s."
So the man was caught un with hi
sticks into the moon, where he stands
Thus storv with variations is told in
all countries. Even the poets allude to
it. Chaucer speaks of the man as,
nerins n lmh of thnml" lil- lnc k
Which for lib theft uilslit tllmc ner the
Shakespeare, in tho "Midsummer
Night's liream," makes Quince the Car-
1 .enter sav, " One must come in with a
ush of thorns and a lantern and say ho
comes in to disfigure or to present the
person of Moonshine." And an old
poet of the twelfth century named
Necham, who wrote in Latin, says,
See tlicnittlc in tli iikmiii.
How- his tiuiiille weitiH lilm down;
Thiit liNhtirk the truth n-eul,
It net er profits man to xteul.
The idea of the moon as a thief pre
vailed also among the Swedes, who be
ieved that the figures in the moon were
those of two children who had been I
caught up from the earth with their
bucket in which they had been drawing
. ... i It rwt 1ft
iriiTnr imm rni) vii iivnr r. 1 nt ini.
fessor wonders if this torv lias not
something to do with the uun.erv
.lark and ('.ill wont up the hill
To draw 11 pull of water,
especially since the rhyme is very old
and name orirnnnllv from Scandinavia.
It would lie. nasv. von see. for ncoi.li' to
fancv that when the moon grew old and
the figures disappeared they had turn-
l.lo.t IWn n l.il nr ifiinn ntmnU )inv.
- .,, . . --,-,-
bled down a hill, or gone almost any-
where else out of sight.
Now tho class must remember that
whon f .ni Htnriis wcrn invented thi
weren't anv teles.-opes or masrnifvini:
Classes. Poor old Job, who sat 0.1 his
ash heap and talked so bcautifullv about
the stars, could sec no more of them
than his unasisted eyesight showed
him, and Anaxagoras and Ptolemy and
Copernicus, who were all of them great
-o.f...vm ..i.i n. n n,,ii,...
their eyesight was better, which, con- J
sidering Job's afllictious, the Professor ,
thinks quite likely. It was not until "
Galileo invented the telescope and )
turned it upon the moon that all these '
ridiculous fancies about the person who
aoiiuiiuiltt lOf v.ut4 cuy uu nnKi uuv,ci
was supposed to inhabit it were blown
away. What peoples excited imagina
tions had for thousands of years magni
fied or, to speak more correctly,
dwarfed into a human face or a man
with sticks, proved to be great moun
tains and pits and craters on the rugged
surface of the planet, lit up here with
the sunlight and throwing in another
place the deepest and blackest shadows.
Wise men, to be sure, had anticipated
something of this sort, -and their idea
was that the dark places were seas;
whereas the telescope showed that there
was not a drop of water anywhere on
the moon. And yet the wise men were
not so far out of" the way, for the tel
escope showed also that the dark places
were tho beds of seas where probably
the waters once rolled just as they do
now upon the earth. Indeed, the moon
is nothing morn or less than a dried-up
earth, and if the class wants to know
how this planet of ours would look if
the fires were all gone out inside and
the waters all drained off outside, let
them take a look at the moon through
a good telescope.
What will you see? Well, if you have
fancied a face in the moon you will find
the eyes to be two of these great dark
Kits, the nose to be a mountain range
etween them, and tbe mouth to be an
other gaping pit, called by astronomers
the Sea of Clouds. Besides these you
will see other pits out of which rise
great mountains, and which are sup
posed to be craters ot extinct volcanoes.
Of course, seen through the telescope,
all resemblance to a face will disappear,
and unless the telescope is very large it
will require a considerable effort of
imagination to make pits out of the dark
spots and mountains out of the bright
ones. If the telescope is a cood one,
however, you will not only bo able to
distinguish these features but you can
look down into the pits, some of which
are thousands of feet deep, and see tbe
immense rocks and bowlders with which
the floor is strewed. The best telescopes
bring the moon, which is really 142,000
miles distant, within one hundred and
twenty miles; that is to say, through
one of these glasses a mountain in the
moon five or six thousand feet high will
seem about as large as as ino nue
Mountaias when looked at by tbe
unassisted eye from the Catskill Moun
tain House. That is about as close a
comparison as the Professor is able to
Some of the mountains in the moon,
though, are much higher than that. One
is calculated to be sixteen thousand feet
high, and the astronomers think they
have discovered one which is not less
than tweutv-three thousand. On the
whole, considering how bleak and barren
the planet is, and that it has no air,
water or vegetation, and, so far as dis
covered, no inhabitants, the Professor
thinks he would very much prefer living
on the earth. Christian Union.
As a matter of experience, it is found
that the mixture of cut straw and root
pulp, alternate layers of each, should
standforat least twenty-four hours before
betnr fed. after which it becomes heated
of itself, and the cattle eat it with great
relish. There fs nothing better for young
aad growing stock.
Ax appeal comes from Persia for the
starving thousands in that land. A lady
who for more than twenty years has
been a naiewionary in Persia has written
to friends in this country a vivid account
of tbe terrible suffering of which she is
a dailv witness.
Tims is BOthing that fowls will de
toht more greedily thaa raw bone when
it is broken into bit. .Hills that will
breakup bones can be had for a few
A xoYKXEsrr'is on foot in Yirgfnia to
organise a society of the descendants of
Yeddo crapes are canton fabrics.
CoUoa crap will he meeh
Lace U gi Bcd hi ttil
Large rxJeriae collars of Ucv are
--Shlrml-pelated bodicw an. very
The turbaa U the boaart of the
Lawtripcl buatiajr appear among
tbe new ruod .
m... Lt!.v wim.. ... it
1 t " .
for jjj calico.
. F t- j-. r Mtlkl A a V M k mW A n-
tkyu.u rt- - . -v,
American women always wear Hlue
? love of small boancu.
Atb&traui cloth is oae of the new
name for French bunting.
.Iitnn.'. rilnr ami ilrt5nn nrerall
in all printed cotton goodj.
J Bppoar-mo Crenl ng coiffure.
i n n
Hower bonneu and flower turbaas
are among the now artificial flowers.
lilac aud traw color will be favor
ite combinations of color for spring
French women wear bonnets that
arc becoming, whether largo or small.
riain red oil calico will bo umhI ia
J combination with figured rouge Adrian
rarisian women hare decided to
wear only Italian Tuscan straw next
(JlrLs in their teen will wear large
round collarettes of cut work, Maltese
and antique lacej.
A fancy for red InmnctJ and red
laces prevails, and all dre.y Ixmnets
have the strings edged with lace.
Second mourning bonnets are mad
of black nnalo of largo reps and Otto
man Mtlk trimmed with the same.
C'rapo Veddo and French bunting,
or fine, camel's hair, form many of the
eoinpo-ite costumes prepared for early
j spring wear.
j Checked clothes of maty mixture,
I with un occasional ilk thread of some
bright tints " shot in," imitate tho En
glish homespun admirably.
Red pound oil calicoes, vti:h al
tho old fashioned figures that used to bo
keen on audi goo-is 40 years ago, ap
1 pear among late importations of drew
Albatross cloth Ls the dealer.' natnu
for a soft tine quality of French bunting
I w,lich is 'rKb;
imported this year in
1 th new colors just described ; tho Mir
face is Muoolh, that is, nut twilled, and
the quality is lighter than the fabric for
merly called mousscline do lalno; It Is
shown iu Dale blue, heliotrope, and
coachman' drab, to bo mado up over
. skirts of
black, purple, or seal brown
, velvet. trench ininiinm are again
largely imported, and the finest are
' fiTlVeil a Cntpe-llko effect that H UOW.
I Fijnired .ilk ami wool stuffs, brocaded
ii n,i?wm "B y . TaeJc William ttrm mUd by tbe tW U? . mew m'.
t Xtr nrlr urnrucia Ihl mnn. I .... . ...... . tv.ltV.it t. ,
t -M. til ... ... ..-. . I " v, SOT. rwrwm ... ....- .-- r .,-.-.. -r ' ir . - .
,..-.-. -,-,.. huagrr chiWrra, tal bo ow rrrr iHM.r ,uu urrtj pmi , ..,,. . ,
i Hat top and round ton for turbaas . M.irUA-1. wti r Mmd ikat h wl ittl ni ud HthwtUU.. X?m . .
that m t'lu o'1'051 Japanese colors and do
lere i ''K,,;,t are imported of as light quality
. w the French bunting and arc meant to
f be u-ed as draiiciles with tho plain
bunting; ten yards of the plain bunting,
w x of ,gurcd wool, arc sold for a
8U,t- Cam.c,,:h,ir ImH cafll,'nere.
' cotclinc, andChuddah cloths are shown
;". ecru, Satsuma, and palo blue
I shades, also tho new tea-colors like
i-ago green, to 00 useu for whoio suns,
or el-o in combinations liko those al
ready described. Tho newest camelV
hairs as well as other twilled stuffs, are
smoother, with fewer loose threads of
the fleece, than those formerly used.
Lice-striped hunting-., and bars of lace
work like heni'Stitcning, are also Im
ported. Tho wool melanges are not
heavier than bunting, and are very
quaintly colored ; they are neither plain
nor figured, but are alternating dashes
of two colors, each having onlv a few
j threads ; thus palo blue is with olive.
pink with green, gray with blue, and
green with crcanvcolor; twilled wools
in cashmere weight and heavier diagon
als are also shown in similar
melanges. Diagonal cloths neith
er too heavy nor too light
f r summer suits arc principally seen in
the new livery shades, and will be made
un in the simplest manner. Checked
clotlis of light quality imitate the En-
jlish homespuns in their peculiar colors,
jut have occasional silk threads of
bright red, old gold, palo blue, or green,
to enliven the somber olive and seal
brown shades used in the checks ; these
will be chosen for summer traveling
dresses, and there are trray-bluc checks
for yachting suits. Tho
woolens for children s dresses are not
in the colors of the Scotch tartans, but
in gay French combinatioss. Armure
woolens are shown in all the new colors,
and in various qualities, and will be
used both for ladies' and for children's
dresses. Large lozenge-shaped figures
and polka dots of satin are brocaded in
gay colors on fine wool goods of quiet
dark shades; still others are pointiUe in
self-color, that is, they have the merest
specks of satin strewn over the wool
surface. The richest brocaded wook
have the most delicate colon for the
ground, such as salmon, pink, del blue,
cream, and white, and the figures are
in dark rich shades of dull red, sapphire
blue, heliotrope, and old gold; the new
est combination is a heliotrope ground
with the quaint figures in pale blue,
dark yellow, and dufl red; drab grounds
are strewn with blue and red figures.
while tea-colors are overcast with red
and green. Harper's Basar.
Hew He'd 9e It.
Several men were gathered at the
door of a blacksmith-shop on Cass
Avenue the other morning, when a
school boy not over nine years of age
came aiong wuu lean in au cjes, ww
one of the group asked :
"What's the matter, boy fall down?"
"K-no, but I've got a hard 'rithmetic
lesson and I expect to get 1-licked!"
was the answer.
" Let me see, I used to be a king-bee
The man took the book, turned to the
page, and read:
Kclk 1 Find tbe least common
of the denomiaators of the fradioa for i&e
f-Ma, -Tirar.n -tnalamf.r. rHrki. fl-
least comiaoB desoaisator by escb deaom- I
Inator asd nmllf p!r both termt of tbe Inc-
i!iuKrtlu rntMt nhtalaMl breaek dp.-v
He read the rule aloud and asked tf
any one could understand it. AD shook
their heads, and then he costumed:
"Well, now, I think I boald go to
work and discover the least oncoaaaon
agitator. I would then evolve a parallel
according to the intrinsic deristor asd
panctante the thermometer."
"So would I!" answered every man
in chorus, and one of thesa added:
"I've worked 'em oat that way a tho
.Sot one of the sen, all of whom were
in business and had nude mosey, conld
even understand the working of the rale,
much less work examples by it, asd yet
it was expected that a nine-year old boy
should go to the blackboard and do every
sum oM-band. Detroit Free Frtu.
The Queeas of the world are ia a
deplorable conditioa. The Qseeas of
Italv and Sweden are danceroaslr ill;
the impress of Basaaisverylow; the
new Queen of Spain has fallen into
epileptic fits oa account of the attempt
to assassinate her hasband; and poor
Qtren Victoria, she is sicksty-too.
Avralhrewt fes-nU nOfeW. tW r . wWi "
Witkl7W. aad h H im tkW t I rtd I .
an oM m cB4 "Crt ttimii 1 wht necar .J x7 ?
ra lfl wkhewt horn 0t UWM. 4 ft! cV m IWk h
ii . .- ... tj uf
&rftvr sM that ho wmi4 Wit to
i ,4,,!. oli WAJ, iti
tears iroM a jw, Migsbor
I will L&k him lain sar taaw s4
j for hiss for a sta, aajhaw,"
,ml U I will lake hiea' sd44
' Aid the nr roof hH hrltrr him,"
1 wW a third.
sin tki olaaua fsunu trvritd. OtH
. ..r.V hia ul iJwn iittilWr. afcl he iru
I .7 """" n "". 7 . w--
tarii iisri 1 nsv kfjd ilt maaB iuie
" X i" w - - T-T--W -. -
-i , , u
rich. Their table wn Iron od ihA?
. . . .
One night Ut week, afiertKe oh! miu
j tad mibl hU ld a th ehlJira
. were atlcen. a btubasd and b
j down to ay to each
ourr lHi wnrx ;
Whlml, the fuel
w carct, lh rnt
nearly gone, ami--
Here thev Jwhcd at each other in a
&v wafr; w shamed of ihelrthvjughu
I Tl.il kill tril-il r-i.l Idwt krl.l I .. CXtti
! W " '' ".- -.".-. .. .
' .. . it 1....J.., . !.. ln., t-w.
j anil the wife hlvrred aud ll .
i.irv u Bnir,iMK ,.. ..... .....v ---,
It U , n!.I ami fhl- lei US wall
I haCen't a dollar left." nittwwl the
man as be glance.1 at the cupboard
" Hut ho eaU onlv a wry Utile," pro-
tested the wife
We have only a wmall hmie."
" nut ho IU In a corner
They looked at eaeh others long time
without speaking. A vidon f a t"or
old man battling with the fierce winter
gale camo to either and stood between
them with hands cned in stinnlica
" Heshtll tay!" they whlien-l to.
gether as they rose up and mado ready
for the night, anl the gale banged at
the dcKin as if cheated of iu prey
Morning camo with it meagre break-
fast. There was not enough for four,
but it must do for eren, ami the father
forced a smile lo hi face as be ojcned
tho old man's door and called
"Come, Uncle William, you shall
have tho warmest place and tho biggest
There was no re-ponc, and when
time bent over the old man ther found
that no man would ever again find him
-,------ .I.I fill !-- , I I-. imi TB H m mim
ft k t .?.! t.t-.i.fti .- ..
"""w"-"-"j"' " '" ' w " -
a burden. ' refused to ak for 11, ami h im
"Sec!" said tho wife, " he may have quested the prW l to minr-..
heard our whispers, for there is a tear . her taking It, lel her sn kafcl '
on his cheek I" f ashamed and angry Mot
"Hut he knew tho resolve of our breaks down the stronger tHW. m..
hearts, for ho died with a umllo on Ids , probably all of tbM reH4td iku
face," added tho husband. Lountv before night-fall
"Oh! he's dead poor old grandpa, hi "other paru of lrwhl -.!'!
Lsdead!" cried tho children. "How tay by the menger pwt rtn t iw
glad wo arc that C.od will let him have cabins, In order not to iHmm s
a big, warm corner and lots of every erelo the vitality which I htwty
thing to cat!" " ! out of them Others, wHbwt ft, 10.
" Tf wu could have done more for turf and e.weed ten f HU ''
Mini" f iKil tlm wltn as her !...- r fl
nnd yet their charitv was greater than
his who had subscribed hU thousand.
Iktroit Free Ve.
A City Komasre.
A projjosjei'sing and elegantly atllrrd
young lady called at jm.Iico headquar
ters yesterday In search of her lter,
who, shn stated, had mysteriously dis
appeared from her homeln Philadelphia
a few weeks ago. She bad In her ios.
. .. -.- . -
session a letter to the effect that her si.
ter had died under an assumed name In
a houe on Hleecker Street, this city.
Tho records, at her request, were
searched, nnd tho returns from tho fif
teenth precinct contained the informa
tion that on Monday hut Margaret Ma
llna, twenty-two jcars of nge, had died
of alcoholism In tho Rochester House,
No. Ill Hleecker Street. The young
woman from Philadelphia, who was al
most heart-broken with grief, proceeded
to the Morpie, whither the body of the
deail girl had been taken. I hero she
iiienunvti nn. ciaimcu me remams, anu
after procuring the necessary papers
from the health authorities left for her
homo. The ntory of tho dead girl's life
Is a strange one, variously tinged with
romance, sorrow and disgrace.
Deceased was tho daughter of a Phila
delphia merchant, and was well known
among the elite of that city. At tho ago
of .dxtcen, Wing then remarkably pret
ty, he attracted the fancy of 1 1 leading
member of a brokerage firm. Wvr par
ents were opposed to the match, as were
also tho young man's. Despite tho par
ents' protestations tho pair wen in tho
habit of holding clandestine meetings
ami it was arranged between
they should elope. At tho
timo the couple met and departed from
Philadelphia In company. Telegrams
wcru cnt N parts of tho country, j
i but the funtres entild not tw fmiml
could not be found.
were cftpaeed. but
their attempts to discover the where
about of the pair also proved fruitless.
'i citv and pro-
l wo woeics after their
returned to their native
claimed thennelVM man and wife. The j
catc, and as the matter hail gone n far
the parents, fearing s scandal, decided
to accept tbe inevitable.
The young couple, lived happUy to
gether until about three weeks ago,when
the young wife discovered that her hus
,.JTi , , "I., """itoal-hUn regiment, wit), Uur rmrk
to a young woman of doubtful charac-1 Uiat they were .afin bAy of M-n '
ter. She upbraided him for hu con- v.... i..tri t.-j sil.i ..
A, -.l .kl -.t. .. .!.., t
r:.Tr ,ciur v. ",0. P"M
that be informed her that her marriage
was "bogus." She went in arch of
tbe clergyman who performed tho cere
mony and ascertained that she had been
imposed upon. Shocked at her iU
grace she refused to return to her home,
friends or children, and in a fit of mcl
ancholy came on to this dty. Fearing
that she would be traced she engaged
board for herself and a female acquaint
ance at tbe hotel where she died. While
suffering from despondency she retorted
to the wine cup. Imbibing too freely
of strong Kqaor, her weak frame jrave
--.-. ! .I.-. .. . " . .
), auu -HTC wu ffUTCKCn uown Witfe
coagmtkmef the bra Is. After a day
or two's sickness he died, aad her
friend turned the body over to the au
thorities and then disappeared. The
real name of the twfortsaate woman
wa not disclosed, asd her relative
have decided te aBow the remams to be
buried this xaorniar nsder the au k
bore dh- A- Y- Cor. Buffalo
Milk FerhMJea reed la China.
The Chinese, who
rats to be a
acacacT.are down the we of mHk.
The itiUmimg tnmaiatltm est a Chinese
placard regarding the highly immoral
prnctoceet nnnnwr cow's mSk U seat
"wncuv refrain from eating eow's
their food. Moreover of all beasts the
cow fa the most wefel and mentorim.
Those who sQ mHk darks thr
for can, nam theeewho
s smac kwstur tamk tWrm
tg their bodies. Msa who take
icae saoald. Irst nirfnMi Tnimtfim
and iad or Un assmm. WkyeVW
those who eat cow's m9k aayv asJ
iat ks ori-ria? Var i-s-rin
becec hlbUrea. aad whife tksi wi.
dnm mreMMB theydeaaadM ak
for thew aemnihmcnt: sakissInrWk
do they aot do tajaty to tie life of the
calf? Aad is there net bkur kafrj
aad digress ia the aunds of both eow
andcaU? Beaatn caaaat fpeak; how
then we they abk to teU theamathat.
tn eatiaejthe milk of hea hk bedy
,u.iv .! uta ta men .i- ;-
tl roUfc h ti f SW.
tk. all ixnrlh !ftt!--lfcM i "
do ihK U U U Vm
Wtw!fei prfv fcpi i w.
rrcvlf Ui rUsorta!" hml Wf f-
rMl d.. TV S.S4r f llw"
e tf-ir H Mffc ffw
iter iwtfl ifctt l4fc t'
tvmn Uii. 0l &
7, " .t .." 1 -UL It ,Th
f b bl
,t iiisn i? --- r-" - -
t . .LL, -t-rt , -,-,Wt br. V
Jlrt trtlswitM. U !- ff
A rictsre sf Masrrj !rl4.
O0 4f th IfltclWt mffV t Itwimtml,
lb froMJ pttur-u C mM) t X -brmy,
l ww the et-n f WH lJ
w.-rtbaU? wTthelt " K-nr y !-
!. I plea4 d nly man I vV,
th trrAtmeotof hit Mwomi
.if 1 -in 'i-re CabprtlTTn - !
I lb ntotvcfly til 1 rWHT I oosr lK
l. I IhnnntghtATr al femfcU.
! the trl i whh xW )
form a mm.t. wnrm f
A cnrriMdent. utta t asd
panting the clegttAn. ! V tU
jwn4MlUy of 4MtitiUS tv JWf, an. ' U
..'. ..ll U(l. . .rL.rt l,lt. I.J
i-Leuli.r frttmetwv U uvt the 444
fbe rain wa nwrrtliy fMig ti 4
1 crowd of women
rtmnd ibo Imlhliog
, Hintcl hour In order to make r .f
their pUtanw of lntUf meal Tk
klumer saturated their rtHu n
their larr fest ok drepr tW id
1 And water, whtU tlte hunger M,k
devimring fAm, set U mark :
: ptnebol faces. Tbey bl watk4 .
that iimnting, Mte over t"g "
tain, psjmgby thUUl-ir.tr !
lug tirobably than that iwr4wI h s
euluvationof the oll. the prk-e .4 -.
tew j.umd d mal which n UI n.t
to them. Many of them hunj: WV, t
wanting, for Ii.iiih' , t rin.
their flrt art of ietfgary A rp-'
hie artisan, with neither money m km
! imw.ii l.m.r litf MailV Ml litem
.,. - . ... w
without led, many more iu. im
but rag to cover their nakedaes ffm
Of terrible ire. of ptile t
flood, ever)' Innly In thU eintr
nutuo conception. Few tbure tn w
h.ne not seen or known t ino tw-tnt
, of ucb calamities r lcn brought '
' Mich contact with tbv eftUttjh
I to appreciate tho terror or the hurts1 f
of them. The thousand lht have He
made homelw. tho ere that H"
Mirjl j lhc ,,, f ffml flfw . ,
l. ,,,, wi.ii, lRnI ltATW l,tttl rtt.
and towns out of existence . th !.
I 4- .! ....-' ..- Wj.-
stricken crowds that hare llet frMH. otf
tho fever stricken ctowds that rem
with, th jellow.fever and the ebJpf
and tho destruction of life and imtm
from sudden ri In rirem or the bar
Ing of tho flood-rates in reendr. '
more or !; familiar to large nura'r
ot people residing In the 1'nlted UOx
, ,j r ffl ,hfJ niln an1 ti.ju, ihey V.
j t o llf, ,M,rn,r, ot famnP, u, .i..
These, ftro all swm, uoi, rio. vi
Utriun am pr.K'cs of lirtng dr
w,lcl, blighU Umibms communities as
.i... 1 " r,.'. i..i.,M- ,..mi..n. s
sueetncle, once common In Kuropfl. st,L
not unknown in Ireland. Italy and H
ids, ami almost habitual in some portln
of Asia of thi form of human minr
and death we in this land of tmaee a.
plenty, where the harvest alwajsf..1
lows tho sowing, know absolutely holjt
Ing. And our Imagination, aid"! 1
the testimony of eye-w ltncsrs, al.e
can appeal to mr fjeneToIencfl IVr
haps, because they urn not in the et
hardened by the sight of It, the Amen
can jjj,, are nJ ways prompt and g"
. rnc rft
Tall Iier Jfrcded to Take HllaB.I
"A gol sUy 1 current," sai
(ali7tiani. "of Prince Alexander, -f
Holland. Tlw Prince, a
. ralhcr taJ,j ftlJll jipj tlMtr,f vf.i
tWuo lk,Mn ,al mtimmrft an,U t
rjcw WM tfvcn jn hi, hotntr by the Ir-
perlal Court. .Military pageant. -
, readers are aware, form an Integral r
of every grand reception in th Prus. .
Capital, but Princ Abaamler, i!lh l-'Cf
Ue Inclination for soldiery, sat in sik'
contemplation while the troop were A"
filing Morn him Ali at oocj th
Crown Prince drew his guest's itentf
" "HWJ I JIIHU AC.U.l, r
thcT are not tall enoorh.' Tli rruif.
delivere! with th? tnullthnal IJ'H
phlegm, a little loirpfisetl his nlrb'i
tor. wl, Iwwevcr, tnerely fdm.rl.
err Well : tlien rati must ST
cuirassier.. The cuirassbrra, 'ft 1
Middle Agw, went by in breast-j4a.u
ami plamex;. Well, what do yos th
of themr aked Pricee Frit. 'Sf4ee
dwi men, bt not tall envogh '
mom plnucl than astonished at h
expected response, the heir to the '
of Germany excUimcl, IndeJ, ti-s
wait till you see the regiment -i
Gard. In du time the narssV'
ixfooUrrs auule their appearaaee.
the same query fell from thi Hp f J5
Crown rrisce. They are wt t
enough,' reryoaSetly returned Prwr
Akxaader, adding gcatly, hot -Ingly,
we can food our country jm
wo choose twelve feet dwp.' "
A BariesHe Mlrr.
A mtrikisg, if not pictrefoe hyk
ngure of a mm can be ttt in a r
Jery town. He U drd In a can
..hirt, wkh twt meal bars for brerch
nmchig to hw knees, on bi head
ragged-oiged hat. fall of holes. H
"gohl bMad," whatever that may hf
thatktoiwy, he imagines that ? .
thing has the Jme of ri, atanrrs
htt gathers stieks and , under u
tmfctmiuu that they are cois. ad
bosntsof his treasure hoarded in t
waama where he dwells- He ea!i
the ihoas Jar adverisir card sd
imsgiwat thai haak bab, aad the brigh;
coked placards of urst atdieip
eadors he treats as United Suf-s fcondV.
He cries aad wriegs hi band "3
aay oae threatens to cst- his shacty m
tke swsjnw, sad ads half u ?
coaaiiag arer his fortaae. In fact. b
saaaMtacajyile as welt a the m
wanananfay Ig4d. aad thecomsm
aity's stock f weckh is Is so V -dJaiiaLthwI
thereby. He U a Krisg
carie--tjsn nf -- ki tuf vltsntiPf
simply in aecamaiatisg money aad pro
eare aa echar advantage of it for thesa
adrm or ethers. Exhawe.
Ax exchange softly says of a deft
er: "He admksagap of $s;0CO,
twemi aineelf aad credltorj-"
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