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T1IK MI) CLOUD CIII1W. FRIDAY, M A Y 2',). UKHi.
A LITTLE IRISH GIRL,
I!) "Ilio Iliiihi"...'
Wh.it I lov ' Wis twt lu'.vaftcr;
l'loHi-iii mirtii li.itli pu-n-ut l.uuhtcr
Want's to mm Ms sidi uiu'jii1"
"Bridget! Bridget:" cries Bridget's
young nit-tress, in ii clear, -wool tone.
I'lim.. it, iifiiiti.1 lilntr f if it 1 1 v tit V ill It
oiiuul'Ii to make tlio (lid uoiimii to ' J1"'1'
whom tlio ll!lllu, bclo gs hobblo more
bwlftly from the kitchen to tho Mttlng-
rooni than It lior usu il custom
1 ti "c An' ver father d.ifli 1' t'lliiit
ov linn' Whiit'il 1h 'iv '"
' flic MeDorinoi, whatever his faults,
would not grudge hisp.ta'.t,. to a
fainting in in."
Well. viii! maybe Hut looV bore
now, my do i"io' There's Sir I! ilnh to
lio thought of! If liu !ion!(l hoar of
Lot him hoar of It!" says tlio girl
nugri'v. Am I to Mudy hi- wN'ic-s
An" what Ii It. ngrii'J
stopping over tho thio-liold. mid look
ing up th- bij;. bare room to where. In '
tho third window, a tad, slight, '
chlldiili liguro I- standing. .
''Something dreadful, I'm certain.
Cot no horo! 1'umo hero'" beckoning I
hurriedly to tho old woman, without
taklnjr her eyes olT tho window. '
"Hurry, can't you'.' Look out over
thcro"- -pointing "What I- that'1 A j
man. oh!' -a man hurl, wounded.'" j
"Kals. ti- liko thnt!" -ays tho o!d
woman, laying h-r hand to hot' brow,
tind staring Into tho growing dark-
lies' of tho November evening. I
'What can ho ihc matter with him, I
"1 don't know, mo d-vir Hut ho do
look li.nl, whatever it i-.'"
"Ho shouldn't havo oomo this way."
says Mlii MeDorinoi, anxiously.
"ou know t!ioe bogs down there,
nml tho-o Oh Hridgut! did you see!
Ho wni noarlv in tliom!1'
'May tho d.vil carry him'." say
Bridget, wrathfiilly. "whoever ho Is
for ihroubltn' yo liko this' An' may
tho heavens Mud him hlii-c. to kapo
him for tho futtiro from yoarohiu' for
vowld mud bathi at this sau-oa of tho
"Voti never euro u pin about any
tiling. Bridget." say i her young mls
tress, glancing angrily at hor over her
shoulder. "o.ooit" -
"Voi., mo doar!" retorts tlio old
woman promptly: wheroupou both
mistress mid mn.d laugh in a subdued
sort of way, as if a little afraid of bo
ing heai ii.
"'Pou mo conscience! he'll bo there
nil night, if tl.o morning doesn't see
liim in tho other world." .says tho old
woman presently, who again hat re
turned to her watching of tho distant
tljjui that i.s trying in an uncertain
fashion to oro-i tlio morass Slio is u
.rather handaomo old woman, with
nias.-os or snow-white hair, that are
but partly hidden beneath her still
iiioro snowy oap. Hor dross Is that of
the ordinary lri-.li peasant, with a bij
white apron flowing w.er the skirt of
"Whoever ho Is." says Miss MeDor
mot. peering over tho old servant's
Hhonldor through the parlor window,
"he certainly knows nothing of the
neighborhood. Ours is about the most
dangerous bog about horo. Don't you '
think, Brideot. wo ought to send aomo
ono to help him'''
"I'nless yo mane inc." says Mrs.
Driscoll, whoso Christian name is
Uridgot. "I don't know who yo can
slud; a? yo know well enough yorsolf,
miss (an' faix 'tis you've had cause to
know It), tho master nlver lots Patsy
out ov his 9ight from morula' till
night. "J'woulil bo ridie'lous to count
on him. An' besides Glory bo. mUs!
did yo see that? For n winged bird,
lie's a wonderful lepper."
Indeed, the man in tlio bog below
scouts (in spit of tho f.ict that ho i-
battling with tin injured arm) extra
ordinarily full of life. Tho ill luek that,
has led him into till- dangerous mass
of water and sponiry -oil is not strong
enough to destroy him; oven as the
two women, watching him breuthles.-dy
in tho window of tho gaunt old hou-o.
have almo-t givon way to despair, ho
makes a last oll'ort. and. lauding on a
firm bit of turf, jumps from that
again to tho linn land beyond.
That la-t effort seems, however, to
have exhausted him. Ho staggers
rather than walks toward tho house.
As he near.-, it, tlio girl, watching him.
can .-co how ghastly Is his face: and.
flinging open tlio olil-fnslilonod case
ment with an abrupt go-turo. sho
springs down to tho -oft grass beneath,
regardless of the old servant's remon
strances. A few minute-, bring, hor to tho
"You aro hurt. sir. Von aro faint.
ochre I .' -lie pau-o- as u to
the sontouc i- di-lnMcfu! to
and a frown contracts her o-
.ii-ito. low, broad, (ii'i'vk brow. "I'm
' tired of hoar.ng of ?Vir Itulph!" say
I the a -ecoud later, in a clear, tinging,
j wrathful tone.
I A tone loud enough to reach tho
of the foremo-t of two men who
oiil.-r tlio hall by tho lower
"() swi'ot fancv ' l.rt licr lease I
Kveiylhlin;ii sMilt by me."
"'I'tiere Is a garden in her faro "
lie I- a tall man, between thirty
and thirtv-two years but looking eon-
sidnrably older. Not a liandsoine man
not oxen a commonly good-looking
one. A more decidedly plain mnuii a
a well-bred wav than Italph Anketoll
it would be ditfleult to lind. That his
largo mouth I- kindly and his small
eye- earnest does little to redeem his
face. Hut one tiling at least ho has: a
inagnllieont figure. A better sot up
man than lie. or ono more strong or
more vigorous, is hardly to bo found
in the Irish county to which ho belong-.
Miss MeDerinot's In-t words havo
been quite clear lo him. and being en
gaged to her he may bo pardoned for
not litidiug them exactly palatable.
Heyond a swift glaueo at tho girl. how
over, he takes no notice of them; and
the glance goc- astray, as she Is look
ing at the prostrate llgure on the
chair- rather than at him, u fact th it
comes homo to Auketell with a little
Ho had entered the big hall (beauti
ful even in its decay and disorder) by
tho lower door that lead- to tho
pardon, followed by Duloinoa's father.
Tlio latter Tho Mel )orinot -is a spare,
tall, gaunt man, with dull eyes covered
bv overhanging brow-, and a mo-t
dogged mouth. Perhaps from him tho
girl has taken her oi)-tiuaey anil
hatred of control, if from hor dead
mother she has inherited tho great
love of truth anil honor and the well
of hidden affection that lives almost
unsuspected within hor breast.
"What is this'. what is this.'" de
mand- her father, hurrying forward to
where, in the dim growing of the
autumn twilight, tlio silent liguro
Dnlelnea. In a low tone, nud with a
slender hand uplifted, as if to insure
ipilet for tho wounded tniin, tells her
The wholo seono makes a picture,
hardly to lie forgotten if onco seen -as
oneo soon It wast"
Tho -oft, gray, dying light, that
scarcely lights up tho grand old nan;
tho central llgure prone, inanimate:
the old woman there, with her white
hair and cap mid M'oriiful ulr: the
bending liguro of tlio man-servant;
and here, whom the light.- from the
eastern window fall full upon her. the
proud, slight llgure of the girl, drawn
to its fulle-t height, mid with tho
lovely face uplifted. Tho rays from
tho departing sun fall with u wintry
rapture on her nut-brown hair, light
ing it in part to gold, .she is looking
stirred, nuxious; Mio is loaning a Httlo
toward hor father; and hor oyos-such
eves! blue. deep, heavenly blue; blue,
like tho ocean when it dreams of
storm aro turned expectantly to his.
! Her lips ars parted. And in tlio back
ground, tho two still llgures tlio
father'- and tho lover s -both silont,
"lie is ill. father; ho will die if
moved." says tho girl, in soft tonus
fraught with fear.
Ilo? -who i.s he;'" asks The McUor
"Ah! of that we know nothing."
Hor hand N still uplifted. ."Hut
Hridgot myi ho is to ro-t there -there!"
with a swilt gesture towards
tho e.omfortlo-s lounge, "m.til the
talcintr u stop forward. "There! Here,
rnt.-v. what aro you iiuout ly.irry
Von reilt tntnk the no r mmi wo
re.H'ued was is -an Lug!ilimiin
"Surra doubt of it' Had so run to
tho day wo saw him. Vo II -co i"w
mis, 'twill bring us no luck. Ait'
naught nut i wandeiiu' artist I'll hot
mo life' The ould Lord above there
Is crack. mi on fools o' that kind. !'ic
"Why sliiuld artUti bo fool?" ti-k.s
Daleinea. perhaps a little coldly.
"Well, for one thing, they never has
a penny to their niinio."
"We haven't a penny either." says
the girl, with a -uperb straightening
ol lior lovely llu e "Are wo fools?"
"More or less." -ays Mrs. Drlscoll,
serenely "yer father uny way.
Wliat'-'lio bin doiu' vvld iho property
nil these years; Miiklu' duek- and
dhrakes o' it. However," says tlio old
woman, "let McDormot do what ho
like. It's not of the likes of him I'd
dare stnko the unkind word: but tlilm
others'" with u contemptuous sniff.
"Wh it's thim'1 Notliin! People as go
thruvolllu' hero an' there through the
country, an' uiver a roof to tholr
heads'or a grandfather to their por
tion. A McDormot shouldn't bo
named in the sumo day vvid thim,
penny or no penny."
All! the penrie- count. Hridgot."
-av- tlio girl, witli a quick but heavy
DEFLCT IN MANX CATS 10 tOUT.
TO THU HUMIDITY.
Tallied .Sipi-lr lii Other t-iiuU ltir
llnlitii .nlii.l 'I lilt IIivk Ciirlinit
Clmr.ii'tcrUlltH VMitt NilurilMs .-iv
of 'I linn.
"A" ' V
"Wid them that are rl-.li', but not
vvid the ould stock," says the old
woman eagerly "A McDormot poor
is the same a- a McDormot rich."
No. no," shaking her head sadly.
"Vo -ay that? The more shanio to
thim us makes yo feel it!" cries the old
woman liercoly. her lips quivering.
How dare any one forgot tho days,
not -o long distant aytlier. whoa this
ould hou-o was tho best in the County
Cork, and when the MeDermots could
shako their lists in tho faces of all
"I suppo-o wo could do that now,"
says Dnlelnea, laughing in spito of
liersolf. Then, going back to her
former mood. "Well, thnt'a all over.
Hridget." says she impatiently. "I'ho
ond of the MeDermots has como.
Father, as you know, is tho last of
"No. I don't! There's you! there
you!" cries the old woman hastily.
"A melancholy specimen." says the
girl, with a rathor sad laugh. "I'm
afraid 1 should never summon up
onough courage to shako my list nt
m uk mvriM r.t.
rounder end pro
head, with fullei
It.s hair, also, I.s
. an I not only are
larc-T than the
WHAT A HORSE CAN DO.
Loan on me. Oh! wo watelied you i this stranger to -where, Dulelo'."'
cro-slng that terrible bog, and at ono
time wo feared Hut you aro safe
now. Von will como in? Your arm, I
"Hroken," pays the young man, with
a nervous smile.
"Oh! I hope not. Sprained, per
haps -but not broken. Three! tiro
you easier now? Lean hoavier on mo;
1 don't mind it a bit; mid -Oh, don't
faint! Oh Patsy! Patsy!'' to the
groom, gardener, bootoloanor. inau-of-all-work,
who comes hurrying up to
hor. "Catch him! He's awful heavy."
Patsy catches him.
"Is he dead ontircly, d'vo think,
"No; only fainted. There! Ho care
ful! Ills arm. lie says, is broken.
'J'hore, now! Oh Is that you,
Hridgot?'' (to tho old woman, who has
hobbled out to hor in u very angry
fratno of mind): "whoro can we put
him, do you think? In tho north
"Tho hall will do him. I'm thlukin'. I
till tho docthur tell us where to Mud
him," says the old woman icily. With j
opon uiiwilllugtios. she lends a hand to
convoy tho fainting inim.lnto tho house.
Two or thrco uhalr.i arranged In tho
hull malco an improvised strotohor; j
but the unconscious man lying on
thorn looks so miserably uncomfort
able that tho girl's heart dies within
"Ho can't stay thcro! Tnko htm to
tho north room," she says sharply.
'Miss Dulelnon, dun' t do tlmtr' Bays
llrlUget, compressing her lips and ro
Curding her yoifug inMross with nn
anxious gaze. "'Th unlucky onough
that a half dead cronturo should cross
tho throshold; but to take lilin in to
keop him -till death claims him,. that
will bo had, miss! I'm tellln' yo'
'twill bo for your uiidolu', mis."
"Nonsons'o!" says tho girl scornfully.
"WlmtsuporstUlou! Hesldes ho is not
going to dlo btieauso his arm Is
broken, i'atsy, give a nana here to
tho north room, l toll you I"
"MIks Dulelo darlln'i bo slnslblo
now. I toll yo a I'.tirt.mnn brings no
, u. iiwwer.'Agt,", ftcd Cloud.'Neu"
Tho north room is the warmest.
Il has been prepared for Andy: but ho
may not come." says Miss McDormot.
"And oven if ho docs Take care.
Patsy. Father! his arm is broken."
She runs to tlio body tlioy are lift
ing, and thrusts hor own young, firm
arm under it, where tlio broken limb
"Tilts is a man's work not a
woman's." says Sdr Italph curtly, if
courteou-ly. "Voti mint try to for
give mo if you find me in tlio way."
"Who is ho. do you think. Hridget?"
I asks Miss McDormot half mi hour later
of hcrfdionohwomnn, when she ha.s
sootheintdoivn that tiugry despot to a.
proper frame of mtnd.
' "How can I toll, lilnuoy? Ho may
bo tho divil himself for might I know;
an' fey. I wouldn't wo ml bur. Who but
, tho ould boy could como through that
hog alive? What did ho mane at all. 1
! wondhor, by cotnlu' this way? Was
1 tliero no ono to warn him? or hadn't
ho an eye in tits own head? Hut
what's tho good of nn oy wid them
! Kngllsh? Why, they haven't a grain
J o' sinfo botween thim."
I "Voti think bo's Kugllsh?"- -eagerly.
I "Couldn't yo seo that much in tho
cock o' hi no-o? l'siix, yo'ro near as
I blind us ho is litm-olf if yo couldn't
note that mueu; and tlio strange
twist o' hh tongue. Och! Kugllsh,
"I don't think ho looks PaiglishI He
is so dark. Did you notico that?
And from whoro Is he? What ts ho?"
"Ono o' thim yoimgi gintlomon up
at Hallybog. I'm thinkin'. Two of Vim
como lust night, as I'm towld by hurry
Murphy, tho cab driver. Voti know
"No-no," dreamily. "Not at all."
"What! Not harry tho thlofP
Array, what ullayo at all, mo dour?"
"(ih. harry? Oh I of courso, blush
ing fiii'ioii.-lv. "I thought you wore
talking of-of "
"SVoll, I wasn't," ays tho old
woman dryly. "I wouldn't prosumo
to iet mo tongito run a race about
them Kngllsh folk "
utt-riMting st.itlitti-s ii to tin1
i:iilnc Cup ililllllix.
A hor.-o will travel lOO yards hi four
and one-half minutes at a walk. 100
yards in two minutes at a trat 100
yards in ono niinuto at a gallop, says
tho Humane World. Tho usual work
of a horso is taken at Jl'.oOO pounds
raised one foot per nitnuto for otght
hours per day. A horso will carry
L'.'iO pounds Iwenty-livo mtlos per day
of oight hours. An average draft
horso will draw 1.000 pounds twenty
tlneo miles par day on a level road,
weight of wagon Includod. The aver
ago weight of a horso is 1,000 pounds,
his strength ts o pilvalont to that of
live men. in a horse-mill moving at
three feet per second, track twenty
live feet diameter, ho exerts with tho
machine tlio power of four and one
half horses. Tho greatest amount a
horso can pull in a horizontal lino ts
you pounds, but ho can only do tilts
momentarily; tn continued oxcrtion
probably half of this Is tho limit. Ho
attains his growth in live years, will
live tw only-live, and average sixteen
yoars. A horso will live twonty-llvo
days on water without solid food, seven
teen days without eating or drinking,
but only five days on .d without
drinking. A cart drawn liy a horso
ovar an ordinary road will travel 1.1
miles tier hour of trip A four-horso
team will haul from twonty-llvo to
thirty-six cubic foot of limestone at
eaelt lond. The timo expended In
loading unloading, ete.. including do
lays, averages thirty-five minutes par
trip. The cost of loading and unloading
a cart using labor is $1. -'. per day and
a horse Tfi octrts is '.") cents a porch
..'1.75 cubic foot. On motal rails a
horso can draw ono and two-thirds as
much as on nphall pavement, thrco
and one-third times as much as on good
Holgian blocks, llvo times as much as
on good cobbl-o stono, twenty times as
much ns on good earth road, forty
times as much as on sand. A modern
compilation of engineering uiaxlm3
state that a horso can drag, as com
iiarod with what ho can carry on his
back, in tho following proportions:
On tlio worst earthen road, Ihreo
times; on a good macadam road, nine;
on plunk, twouty-fivo; on a stono
trackway, thirty tliroo, and oa a good
railway, tlfty-four times as much.
As good an mstaneo of surgical wit
as can bo found Is still told about tho
stuff of tho Hoosovelt hospital says
an oxohango, A dangorous operation
was bolng porformed upon a woman.
Old doctor A., a quaint (Jornian. full
of kindly w-lt and profos-donal on
thusiasm, had sovoral younger doctors
with him Ono of Ihom was admin
istering tho otlior. Ho became oo In
torostod in tho old doctor's work that
ho withdrew tho couo from tho pa
ll I'. MANX CAT, A
native, a.j tlio name
Implio.i. of the llo
of M in. Is, porhaiM,
the nd.h'M of the
whole feline nhu
savs the Now Vorls
llotald People wh
nee l tor the Him!
time i.tti hardly bo
Hove their eyes.
and Incomplete ihios it ippoar, for. to
begin with, the genuine .Manx cat h.ia
no tail. Tlioti, it Is much Mnuer and
stronger than the common domestic
"pussy" and has a
anil Horror eyes,
coarser and thicker
Its hind legs much
others hut the hind qtiarf'r.s are formed
utmost exactly like those of a hare. In
deed, at first glance, the creatine serum
to he a typical hybrid, with the out
lines of the hare predominating, hut
closer Inspection of the massive head,
strong teeth, long, scii.utive wliiskera
and terrible claws tells th.u It Is or
much a cat. In its original homo the
Mnnx cat displays pccullari' los of char
acter which also dlatiugui.s'.i it from Its
common brethren. It is not only shy
but I.s suspicious and tieaciioious. While
making its habitation aiii'im; men it
yet keeps aloof from them, rejecting
all friendly or familiar a. lvalues and
being apt to bite the hand that offer
a caro.ss. Although doraestlcalod, It
Ht 111 remains a savage at heart and Is
at all times addicted to vvihluoss and
a roving life. Existing for the most
part out of doors. It acquire predatory
habits and Is In t-hc main self-supporting.
It Is very swift In Its move
ments and. like its congener and next
of kin, the wildcat, seems utterly desti
tute of fear. As the natural conse
quence of it.s habits It is the greatest of
niousers. but It wages war as relent
lessly upon rats, rabbits, hares, birds
and the smaller game as on the feeble
mouse. A writer on cats states apropos
of the subject; "In Pegu, Siam and
Hurniah there Is a race iff cats--the
Malay cat with tall only of half the
ordinary length and often contorted In
a sort of knot, so that It cannot he
straightened. The true sliort-tnlled, or
tailless, cat the Ma, a- has also the
hind legs relatively long. Mr. .1. J.
Weir tells mo ho has seen ono which
had tho forelegs so short as to ho use
less In walking, and the animal sat up
like a kangaroo. Tailless cats nre not,
however, the only cat to he lound in
the Islo of Man; some eats there have
tails ten inches long, a fact probably
due to the introduction of long-tailed
cats from Knglaud, Scotland or Ireland.
In cross breeding the progeny seems
generally to resemble the fattier ns to
tho length of the tail. O tailless breed
of cats also exists In the Crimea."
Scientists have been very much puz
zled in their endeavors to account for
the absence of tall In tlio Manx cat.
The consensus of opinion sems to tie
that the peculiarity originated in some
disease of the caudal vertebrae, result
ing from the excessive humidity of the
climate and the dampaobS of the soil.
The effect of the disease :s supposed to
have been that the tall rotted off, and
that In the course of time Its absence
became hereditary. . As l the hind legs
of the Manx cat. It is probihle Hint they
became longer In obedience to the na
tural requirements of the creature's
life - Its environment among the
hills, in fastnesses of which it ancient
ly made Its honand to which It lied
on the npproacch of dange.1. Nnture la
always kind to her children in adapt
ing them to the conditions which com
pass them. It Is thus thru the hare
lias acquired such a length of hind leg
which enables her to run' up hill when
chased by the hounds, and so tp dis
tance tier pursuers. Th history of
the evolution of the Manx cat, could It
ho wrHten, would form an Interesting
chapter In the origin of sp'-'cies. It
might sound funny to say that tho
progenitors o the Manx cat lost their
tails through sitting down in the wet,
yet such really would seem to have
been the case. Of tho actual origin of
the Manx cat nothing Is known or can
he known. It has existed on the Island
as far back as history or tradition
readies, and Its presence there probably
antedated tho tlrst settlement of Man
by tlio Celts, It Is reasonable to sup
pose that Its ancestor, the wildcat,
found Its way to that portion of tlio
oarth long before the human raco
pimotrated Into Western Kurope, and at
a period when Man lt.solf was not an
Island, hut formed nurt of the main
rUHNED DOWN BV A WIDOW.' I
Jfio tltil Mm IHil Nut 'mi! to DUriivOI
I had been stopping for u day or two
with a mountaineer n lined Collin, who
had been a widower for rev oral yiats
and had grown-up children and as I
was toady to pnxced on my Journey
he wild he'd co nlotix fru u couple of
miles, says the I). ,.-olt Free Pi- .s. As
we walked alo.r; ho suddenly broke
"See heio, stivnger, do yo' think I'm
II ton to git married nOn?"
"Why not?" I queried In reply.
Diinno, hul thought I'd ax yo'."
"You ate not an old man yel, are
fairly well off and unless the chlldicu
raise a row 1 don't see why you
shouldn't marry again, "
"No. the chlU'on won't ralso a row
"Who Is the woman In quest Ian, If I
"The Wldd-r While, who lives up
yito 'bout a mile Powerful nice wo
man, the widder H. lllu suitor Junlu'
up to her foi a y'ar nast. hut hain't
cum to the p'luL I ..orter reckoned
rorter reckoned - -"
"Suiter reckoned what?" I naked as
lie stammered and pn; imI.
"Snrler reckoned I might stop and
.ix tier tills tuawln.' If yo' reckoned 1
was tltteti." he llnishod.
"Why shouldn't "yo be tttleti?"
"Diinno. but maybe I ain't."
I did all I could to ussiire him on
that point and before we ron.oi.eil the
widow's house it win agreed that I
should go on a piece and wait for him
nud after lie had talked with Mrs. White
he should come on and tell me th" re
suP. I hadn't waited ton minutes be
fore he came hurrying along tind I
knew by his looks tint something was
Slrlldti; (t ciirrcnrpt, M my of Which
lliivt lli-cniiic MUtnrlr.
The li'i well-known urcliieolnglst.
Albeit Wiy, crossing Pull-Mill, can
noned against an old gentleman, says
the N.vv York Mall and Hxpro'S. Aftor
inu'u.il apologies rii, i.s were exchanged.
On each card was print."! "Mr. Albert
Way." The ollr g-nHeiniu. dying,
left his fortune to t'.i other Albert
The planet Neptune, winch had for
countless agej t evolved In the heavens
unseen by any one on earth, were dis
covered simultaneously and independ
ently In ISlii by Profs. Adams and M.
hoverrier, the two inoat hrllliint as
tronomers of the day.
Some few years ago a shepherd hoy
placed a sleeper on the railway line be
tween Hrlghton mid Calmer, with the
result tli.it a train was thrown off tho
mils. One year later to a day altno.it
to a minute -that same youth was
struck by lightning and lustautaneoin
ly killed within a couple of miles of tho
spot at which the accident occurred.
Sir Walter Hesant tells of tho follow
ing curious coincidence which happened
to himself. "I was consulting," he s.is,
"an artist with regard to the face ami
feature of a character which lie was
Illustrating for mo and I btielly de
scribed to him the kind of face 1 had In
mind. He was meanwhile rapidly
sketching a face on a piece of paper tin
had before liim. 'Will that do?' ho
asked, showing me the exact portrait of
the man I had been thinking of"
The four King Georges of England alt
died on the same day of the week.
A lady lost a ring on "the Under
ground." She returned and reported
her loss. At that moment a train en
tered the station, when her ring wan
"Well, how did you come out?" I j found on the step of her carriage, hav-
r.sked as he took a seat on Hie stono
"I wan't fltten." he replied.
"Hut why not""
"Dunne. I Jos! went In and axed tho
whlder If she'd hev me and she aid I
vauit lltten nut! run mo over tho
bresh-fenre with a brooin-s;'.ok."
"And didn't you ask for any explana
tion''" Nary one. ur n a man hain't fltten
and a woman says ne hain't lltten,
what yo gwlne to do? If yo's lltten
yo's all right; If yo's unlit Ion then yo'
ain't fltten mid It's no use to ax about
It or waste time. Mavvln', itrangcr
I'm gwlne back homo mid git to work
at the co'n."
AnylHlily Fit for Anything;.
Ill one of his letters to Motley, John
Stuart Milt, that Kngllrh friend of the
Culled States, deplored "the fatal be
lief of your public that anybody la tit
for anything." Tills optimistic conceit
was no doubt developed by the practlrn
of the earlier Americans, who turned
their hands to anything, and, thanks
to the bounty of a virgin continent,
generally with good results. Hut prog
ress has given rise to specialization and
the American, like the Kuropeau, has
become a specialist. He is learning to
do one think well.
Already the "fatal belief" deprecated
by Mills lias disappeared from business,
where It means ruin and bankruptcy,
and from manufacturing ami transpor
tation, where It means arson and mur
der. Hut It still survives in our ad
ministration of public affairs, wlioro
the evil consequences, though grea'er,
are not so strongly felt, because they
are less personal, less tangible nud
more widely diffused. I hesitate to &ay
that any tiling Is or could ho worse than
our unreformed civil service, yet I r.us
pect the baneful character of what Mill
calls that "fatal belief" Is most strik
ingly revealed-In our adminls-ratioii of
education The Forum.
lug completed the circle In that posi
At a place of worship In Uotherhltho,
some little time ago, the minister w.ia
telling how Wellington said at a crisis
of one of his great battles: "If dark
ness would only como It would savo
him." Hardly had he uttered theao
words when the gas went out in tin
In ISOO. a few weeks before the cen
sus taker began his enumeration of tho
people of Kim Grove, Va the town
authorities counted their own popula
tion, preparatory to filing articles of
Incorporation. The folio. ving was tho
leniarkablo result: Number of tnalea
over Ul years of age, US; number at
males under Ul years of age, US; num
ber of females over 10 years of ago,
IIS; number of females under 10 years
or age, 1 IS.
Some four years ago In Teheran an
Kngllsli sailor was caught In the act ot
carrying off some precious stones from
the shahs palace. The inter waa
brought before the "king of kings,"
who svvoro Hint next time tho sailor
crossed his path ho would nt onco bo
put to death. It is n curious ract that
this very sailor was crossing the street
when the shall was driving In Herlin,
now some years ago. and wa3 knocked
down and instantly killed.
Homo Zulus were on exhibition In
Aberdeen and ti gentleman who had
been In South Africa himself went and
began to talk with the men in thclrj
own language. Ono of tho natives was
exceptionally shy, which rather at
tracted the gentleman's attention. Ho
looked at htm more closely and recog
nized him as a man who had workod
for him in Natal and had run away with
a pair of trousers which did not belong
tiont's nostrils, and stiu hair-rouscit hind of Kuropo with the rest of the
and rose to a sitting posture, looking
with; wild -oyod nmaz.omont over tho
surroundings. it was ti critical
ported and Dr. A. did not want to be
iutorruptod. "I. ay down (lore, vomnn."
ho commanded, grullly. "Vou haf
moro curiosity as a medical ztudont."
Slio lay down, and tho operation wont
First Trump I say. Mlko, th' fash
Ion of gonts llko mo an' you carrying
clubs is a mistake.
Socond Tramp (lit out! GlubB
scares pooplo Itrto bolng ho3pltablo,
First Tramp Thoy usotorj but w'en
folks began to notico our clubs thoy
began tor koop big dogs an' now It
takes all th' cold vlttlos thoy luis tor
I food th' dogs. N. V. Wookly. .
Hrltlsh Isles. Thnt thoro is ample
giound for thla supposition is seen In
the fact thnt foxes, wolves, doer, the
great elk nnd other wild animals long
ago extinct in tho Island woro onco
plentiful there, and tint ttioo woro
idontlral with tho primitive fauna, both
of Groat Hrttatn and Ireland.
Ilui lit. Win lilentlllii'J.
On one occasion the prince of WahM
wanted to give Frederick I' bvre, tli
noted French actor, some testimonial of
appreciation and consulted his compan
ion In tho box. "I can't buy him some
thing; that would be banal. Do you
think ho would llko to have my cano?"
It was decided that the cuno would do.
So, stepping to tho greon room, the
Aiproirlt! tn Autograph llnntrri.
The unwillingness of the lato Lord
Tennyson to respond to requests for his
autograph Is well known. A fine col
lection In Albion contains a fow lino
written by tho luuroate's hand, which
nre highly prized not only for their
value but for tho difficulty vvlKh which
they were ohtnlned and which aro In
tel estlng for their humorous portlnenco
of the sentiment quoved by the author
from one of his poems, The first re
quest of the Albion man for "an auto
graph and sentiment" was unhec.lod
prince paid tho nctor a few compliments and the second fared no better but tho
on the Kngllsh part ho was playing and undaunted ndmtrer wrote again and to
begged him to nccept the cane, siyingJlilH third petition received a reply In c
it had seldom loft aim for ten years, j beautiful clear hand tho words; "A.
He added that he hoped toseo the cane .Tennyson. Sentiment; 'Ask mo na
with Febvre on tho stage. The lad
den was reported and Fobvro spent
the followl'g dny dismissing a qi'tie
of Knglist i en who invaded his lodg
ings trying to buy the cine. After
ward, when giving private entertain
ments in London, lie repeatedly heard
hlmiolf Identified by the reninrK'made
in the audienc "He's the one that got
the cane." Argonaut. .
ltlrh in (Juiiu-.
"Any quail about this neighbor
hood?" Inquired a tourist who was
nhout to roglstor at a Western Texas
"Quail!" said tho proprietor, with an
Indulgent smile; "thoy hnvo got to bo
a nuisance. Tho cook complain that
she can't throw a pleco or toast out of
the back window but fo
light to see which one sli
Tho alllgntor nevor leaves fresh
water, while the crocodile frequently
travels long distances by sea. It hua
been seen one thousand tulles from
land, and It Is posslblo that theso sen
going crocodiles have given rise to sea
Tho planet Neptuiio, Which had tor
rountlosi.s nscs tovolvod In tho heavens
unseen by any ono' on arih, was dis
covered simultaneously and ludoncnd
ently in 1310 by Prof. Adama nnd M.
hoverrier, the two most brilliant as
tronomers of tho dny.
The first edition of Prof. (J. A.
Young's work on "Tho Sun," published
In 1881, mentioned twonty-one ele
ments as having been detected by the
spectroscope In tho mm. In all or these
00 lines had been Montlfied. Tho
new edition of Prof. YouiiK'a book
states that Prof. Rowland has now
compared sixty elements with tho solar
fliioetrum, nnd established tho exist
ence ofthlrty-olght of thorn In tho sun,
IdcnUllod moro than two thousand
i in iiiuji oui oi enci or tutrty-oigni oi mom in mo
ur or live quails inlns'doubtful In regard t- lght o
dial! gat on it." otlior3. Of Iron lines alono ho
more.' "Rochester Post-Rxprcis.
Ni-rlt Iturliim Am In favor.
Neck ruches are now substituted for
high collars and,' the variety displayed
In the shops Is endless. Some aro
made of alternate doublo strips of black
and wlilto tulle several Indies broad
and plaited very full In the center.
Hows of black satin ribbon nre added
at the back or aides and fasten in front.
Ulack and colored ne. embroidered
wlNi cream lace, IsnDp iw, and voryr
stylish rttchos ore made of black chif
fon with a satin edge gatherod to a
ribbon baud and wide cirough to fall
rutty ten Inches on th" shoulders, Hlack
aatln bows or bunches or vlolota doc
I'opiil irlly of iloliiiiiiiixliiir;.
Many wide calculations havo been
uwdo recently ns to tho population ol
Johannesburg. It Is really about 00,000,
two-thirds bolng nllens. Tho papulation
or Johannesburg Increiscs ah:. sit ",000
It only takes ono rib ror a woman
but It takes several to makH a good
umbrella. Florida Times-Union.
"Seen BUI Brown when I was up to
town," said tho man with the gum
boots, settling htmsolt on Hie salt bar
rel, "cnndiu'tlu' a street car." "I
thought Bill was goln' ttito business fo
hlfisolf," said tlio grocer. "Wal, I allow
ho is to eomo extent, but tho company
ain't got on to it yet." Cincinnati Enquirer.
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