The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, March 25, 1898, Page 7, Image 7
wjr?"1w THE RED CLOUD CHIRR 3 i I m i4k AN IDEAL El REM AX. GAVE UP HIS LIFE ACCORDING TO CONTRACT. rntlnm In tint Tuldni; Anny nf Clilrf Joint IIijiiii of tin- l'ln ll('iiirtiuiMil tif lloMon Tim Hero or it Ki-iiutrtinlihi Km-upo from Death. SSISTANT Chief rAV S -'oil" I"'. F.gun, who, J II v wltn "V(" ''omra,l('!, w II I 1 1 V i1,. im!7--' strong us sin ox, us Biipplo ns ti gymnaBt, us sober us a Judge nnd tui brave ns a Hon. His head wan always clear, ami no man was quicker to calculate si lighting chanco tlinn he. F.gnn li.ul many nar row escapes, the most notable of which was on March 10, 189!!. He hail gone to tho roof of the burning Ilrown-Dur-J oil building to oiion UyilrnntH. Wlillo tlius engaged ho was cut off from all lines of escape except, one. This was u telegraph cable that stretched across Kingston street to the Holmes build ing, opposite. Kgsm threw his hat down Into the street as a signal of dis tress nnd swung himself oiiLhand over iiand and leg over leg, Into space. Tho cable 8wacd an J sagged. When he hail reached the middle point he stop ped. Ho could not climb on the tit) grade. A life net was brought and sus pended at the spot where he was ex pected to fall. ".Stick to It, .lack:" was tho cry from the firemen. Fgan bus- CHIKF JOHN F. KGAN. banfled bis strength very adroitly. He made no effort to ride the cable, but clung to it, sldo down, Hist with one arm and one leg and then with the other arm and leg. He hung on for what seemed a long time and every body was expecting to kco him drop when suddenly tho cable began to sag. "It is giving way! It Is giving way!" (be people cried, and the men with the lifo net maneuvered to keep directly under the suspended form. Oraduully the cable camo down. The end of it appeared over the eaves of the Holmcf. building, and as it sloped to an angle of 50 degrees Fgan began to i lido with the pitch. Three men hud, after mak ing fast tho cable with a iope, severed it and lowered easily away. From their position on tho roof they could mako ICgan hear and he hold on tight and didn't let himself slide until tho pitch was such that lie could no longer hold on. Down, down he camo, twenty feet, forty feet, fifty feet, sixty feet. He had reached tho place where the rope wan inndo fast nnd there was about twenty feet more. His strength was gono nnd he let go, falling squarely Into tho life net held by his compan ions. Ho was taken to the hospital, but came around all right in a few days, ' An Intcri'Mlng Toy. A good deal of amusement may bo furnished by means of what are known aa Pharoah's serpents. A smnll, ob long capsule is filled with a chemical compound, allowed to become dry, then a mntc.h is nppllcd to one cud, when a quantity of gray, aBhy-looklng material creeps slowly out from tho capsule, twisting and turning in a way to sug gest tho writhing of n ser nent. Tlicso capsules aro mailo by dissolving In hot water a small quantity of gum-tragacanth, When this is completely softened put it into a mortar and add ono grain of dry mercury sulpho-cynnlde. "Work It In tho mortar with tho gum, using only no much as Is necessary to maku it In to ft manageable pellet. This Is then shaped into whatever size may bo re quired. The pieces aro dried upon a kIubs. Tho most desirable shape to mako them Is qulto long nnd slender. When perfectly dry, If tho flame Is ap plied to ono end of tho capsule, tho gray, oahy-looklng substanco at onco begins to creep out, much to tho sur prise am1 amusement of the com pany. Murk Twnln'i Joke New Orleans Picayune: At a Now England society dinner some years ago Mark Twain had Just finished a piquant address when Mr. IJvartsaroao, shoved both of ills hands down in his trousers pockots, as wub his habit, and laugh ing remarked: "Doesn't It strike this company an a little unusual that a pro fcsjlonal humorist should bo funny?" Mrk Twain waited until tho laughter eucltcd by this sally subsided, and then brawled out: "Doesn't it strlko this company nB a little unusual that a law yer should have his hands In his own IjiockotB?" Mark had tho old man there. A ? s uFTTi-, i"-'""'"'" (WMit AV. "B'HnB '1:'' ? ftK' H"t". was an ( (kZriXflfbJ. Weill fireman. Ho !j?t&'fffi--Vp ) W!,s II ll''u(! 'sv'r WpMPX W J weighed about l'') I ft) is--'-. ,47 SOME LOST DIAMON13S Shiny 'llilnij Which an (Mil I'linnc-i- Ton) llouu, to t do C'lillilrcu, "Clad I am tluoiigh with It," Uvaghed fie traveling man who lm.l lev years been selling diamonds by sample or di rectly from the stock whlrh be carried ' about his person, accoidlng to the De troit Free Press. "I've been followed for hundreds of miles and kept on the alert for twenty-four hours a day, but the biggest scare I ever had was In that lower part of Illinois known as Egypt. In hurrying to catch a train I had placed a book of the sparklers In my overcoat pocket and foigot all about them until I leached the hotel at my next stopping place. They were gone and J felt worse than any man who has lost his all thiough speculation, foi I was the victim of my own carelessness. I iccalleil inking off my overcoat and sitting In the same sent for some time with a man who looked and talked like a countryman. Hut you cm never tell. 1 have a habit of diawing such people out, more for my own entertainment than anything else, and I recalled his having told me where be lived, but he might have been finding me. 1 tele graphed th house that 1 was r.lck. for I was, and then went In seareh of the old farmer. 1 was surprised to llnd him, and still mote surprised to have him hand me the book of diamonds as fooii as I bad been made welcome. 'Didn't ever cackalate lo see you ug'ln,' lie said, heartily; 'but I reckon you was takln' them there shiny stones homo fur the kids, or they mlghter been some kind of a keepsake. I was jest goin' lo keep 'em a few months and then 'strlbuie 'em 'round 'mum; thn neigh bor children if you hadn't showed up. They all purly, but they hain't no use but to look at. When I slipped a $100 bill Into bis band on parting he looked as though he thought 1 was crazy, anil said If I ever needed the money to lo1 him know." NEW SPECIES OF RED SNAPPER lilt-cow r of sclcnllllc Inipnl luncc Mmld nl llic .iUiirliiin. It has been discovered that tin red snappers at the New York aquar ium, which were rerolvod from Her muda last summer, belong to an en tirely new species, says (be Now York Advertiser. There aie about a dozen specimens In the tanks and they have attracted attention bocaiiFo of their fine color, liveliness and exuberant good health. Recently one of them became ill, and before It could be ascertained what the trouble was it died. Hut to the scientific man a dead fish Is much more valuablo than a live one, for the Identification of live specimens Is al ways illlllcult, sometimes Impossible. It was found that a bit of gravel had lodged in one of the gills and that (he fish had died of suffocation. It Is the practice of tho aquurluin to send all fishes (hat die to the laboratory, where careful measurements and dissections aro mnde. When that was done with the red snapper It was found that it did not conform to any known species, notes were sent to Washington, and it developed that the species was un known there. The red snapper, which lives In the Gulf of Mexico, and is fre quently seen on our tables, offen grows to largo size; the now species seldom attains a length of moro than ono foot. The latter lias been named Neo moenls Hastings!!, in honor of (Jen. Hastings of Ilermiida, who gave much valuable nssistanco to tho biological expedition to Bermuda last year, even giving up one of his Islands for use as a collecting station for tho New York aquarium. OLD BANK IS TUMBLING DOWN. Tho building In which tho oldest bank In Omnha was located Is lim very dilapidated condition. Tho porches aro tumbling nnd Its windows and tops of tho doorways bnvo been taken posses sion of by tho sparrows. Not only was this tho first bank of tho town, but the first financial institution under the NEBRASKA'S FIRST HANK. charter of tho territory of Nebraska, darkles of Oalcsburg. Crawford grew Its president was Thomas H. Ronton. ' to manhood, doing what ho liked son of tho senator. Loroy Tuttlo was most, to hang around livery Htables or cashier, and A. N. Wyman teller. In , any place else where horses were kopt. tho panic of '57 tho doors were closed, j Ho did not care for school, but of mu Tho ancient structure is decidedly pic- sic ho was fond, and from his boyish turcsquo In Us dilapidation, nnd has 'lays was always able to play nil the frequently been put into iilctures by lo sweet airs he heard, and play them cal artists. Ilo .Iul I'UkH Up Money, New York Sun: David Anderson, who for forty-soven years has boon employed by tho National Hank of tho Republic, found a roll of bills amounting In all to $50 lying on the ilnnr In the office Of tllO Afetrnnnlltun Trust company on Thursday of lastlBlrl ha'1 IM'v,'r lm'1 a w1"' nnd that weok. On Monday ho found another roll containing 85, thla tlmo at tho iinnir nf Now York. The innnov ,i .s, trust company had been lost 'by onc0f ,nuB, "'L'1 ll.Par" ',Gr I'ImH of Its wealthlst customers, who reward ed Mr. Anderson with a ?3 noto. An oflico boy had lost the money at tbo bank. mOl? 'VU WllV I l'W W I l.- Mlli A) Vu PRETTY CAUCASI'.N WEDS A SON OF HAM. Tlir.' ,,l"" ,l,,r ' T'"' Her t!n- IiiiikI lrcrtt'l llcr- Tli l'iinl Kml oi Siirli AtTiilrrt, Died In UUIninor unit l-owrly. ') Footo's people and 111 to all her friends HI I lie tragedy of her ji I n fa t u a t Ion for "China" Crawford, S, a colored stable boy, which l (Mull ed In their mar i luge, will always be a mystery. Kor k-J ai. the wedded life of this lll-iunted couple came to an cud eight mouths after their wedding day by the death of the young wife. And In tho.e months, though her husband abused and neglected her, not n word of complaint or teproach over pasted her lips. To crown all tills, her hus band, although now a fugitive from J'litlce, has made formal claim to bis wife's share In her father's estate, which lie says l. about $'.'..000. The beginning of this strange story of the inairlage of a young, cultured white girl, only IS years old, (be daughter of wealthy people, to an Ignorant col ored boy, who.-e only thoughts In life were for horses and crap-shootlng, goes as far back as Miranda l'oote's childhood, when she lccelved u fall, from tho effects of which she never re covered. This put her away from the usual sports anil plays of a country child, and her chief delight was to bring music fiom the oigan which stood in the sitting-room of the old farmhouse. She went to die district school witli her brothers and sisters, and though she reielvid a good com mon school education, there was no greater pleasure for her than taking her music lesson and practicing scnlen and pxerolsci. On account of her deli cate health little or nothing was ex pected of the child about the house, and as she grew to womanhood the duties which usually fall to a farmer's daughter were either performed by her mother or sisters, and In eery way Miranda's life was a sheltered one. Stronghurst, the birthplace of Miran da Koote, is a small village about thir ty miles from Oalcsburg, 111. Long be fore the village was there tho Koote family was known for their wealth. Years ago II. P. Koote came to Illinois nnd purchased a few acics two miles from what is known now as the vil lage of Ktronghurst. As time went by and lie was a successful stock raiser, he added to his land, and when he died several years ago this had increased until the estate embraced some 100 acres. Tho small wooden bouse with which the Foote family had been content In tho early days had long since been replaced by a big rough stone dwelling, which Is known far and wide in tin country mound about as the stone house. Long before the death of Mr. Kooto his self-earned fortune was placed at $200,000. and aa some of the younger children were far from of ngo the property was to be Intact un til the girls and boys had grown to manhood and womanhood. Hut Mr. Foote was not a greater money-maker than his wife, in whoso management his fortune was left. Soon nfter his death she added the breeding of race horses to that of the other stock rais ing upon tho farm. All tho country around and nbout (Jalesburg Is famed for its lino stock, but no horses for miles about are more famed (ban those raised by tho mistress of tho stone house. John Crawford went to the stone house last April to help in the care of tlieso horses. From the time of his birth, a quarter of a century JOHN CRAWFORD, ngo, he had been ono of tho familiar wen, too. hub, no oouut, was the great charm that tie had for Miranda Foote. While "Chinn" Crawford was at tho big stotio house he received ev ery kindness from tho family, but it was in tho eyes of Miranda lie found tho greatest favor, for by tho hour he sang and played to her. Tho more In- telllgcnt of tho farming people say tho i1"" '"'"r"J m""'c "" "'"" mvo to llcr ,n th? m?3t lmfisloo way. The people who know of Miranda's lovo UUU 11 limn .lumii u;u-r nilllliuy, year In and year out, on tho wheezy old organ In tho little Baptist church, feol sure that the bond of sympathy be- 'tween the two was tto natural lovo ,Iut lliUh llatl f(. lllu,conv. Harty , .June .John went to llaloshiirg. r.nd to a few of ills noai out companions con llded that he was going to bring n white girl home to tbeni. It did not appear to confound hint that lie had no other home than that of bis uncle. Thin would all be overcome, be an swered them, for the girl had "lots of money." One daik night Miranda Foote ran away, and her family did not realize that she had gono until she wsm bound for life to "China" Craw ford. The girl must have planned her escape for days befoiehand. for she gathered all her win dt olio and thre.v It from the window, from which she herself went out. "China" wan wall ing near, and they drove rapidly to (laloshurir, where ho had assured her he could gain a good thing for her It was not long before the girl was mlsued and her family feared she had waiiileicd fiom the bouse and bad be come faint. I lor brotbeis and slstera rt arched for her throughout the entire, nlcbt. llul before they beard of her again she had become the mulatto lioy'n wife. ,1 u it I ce H. F. llolcoutb Joined tho lives of this colored ntnbtu boy and the while girl, and he fought as caruchtlv against It as he did long years ago for the ficcdom of tho ne groes. Ho bogged her to take (line f consider, and when she Insisted that the mai ringc should take place at once, lie told her as far as her family nnd friends wore concerned her life w.is at an cud. Ilo told her plainly and simply that, conn what might, she must lonn-inher that she was .lobn Ciawford's wife, and that nowhere else In life was there a place for tier but at bis side nut MRS. JOHN CRAWFORD. spend much time by her side. Uo still kept unbroken his lecord as a "orup shooter." iv did not make much money and the ponr girl would often have gone hungry If It had not been for the goodness of "China's" relatives and friends. For weeks her people seemed to forsake her. Then Mrs. Foote wrote that she was ready to take Miranda back If she would come alone. This the girl refused. After another Interval one of the older daughters wiole that tho mother was 111. She begged of Mlianda If she wanted to sec her mother alive to come, and come at once. The gill went. This plea she could not withstand, and though Mrs. Foote was a sick woman, fiho was not In such a dangerous condition as the letter seemed to Indicate. At the end of two weeks the giil ran away for the second time. All sho took with her she woie, dressed in a calico wrapper, a cheap little bat and a cape for her shoulders. Sho went back to her black husband and her dull life. But not for long. The hardships that she had to bear broke tier down. She died on November 1. For a few hours John Insisted that his white wife should be bi'iicd where and when ho chose. But tho girl's mother took her dead child back to tho place of her birth and she was burled from the big stone house. Six days after his white wifo's death, "China" was arrested with n lot of oth ers In a gaming room. But his good luck did not here desert him. On the way to the station he escaped from tho police. Last week he asked tho cir cuit court at (lalesbiirg to appoint nn administrator for tho estate of Miran da Foote Crawford. He claims ho Is entitled, as her husband, to a third of the nr.'ierty left by her. And ho in sists that her shaio of her father's es tate is in the neighborhood of $2.'), 0(10. Tho sixty days allowed after death by the court had elapsed before "China" wan aware that ho was entitled by law to a part of his wife's father's money. After his crap-shootlng cscapado end ed he hid himself for some time on n farm in MeDonoiigh county. He talk ed often of his white wife and her rich connections. He was assured that a part of this wealth should descend to him, nnd he has made tho first stcr to acquire It. DitWHiii a "I'IiimIi Tim ii." Dawson Is the "fiushest" of nil tho "Hush" towns In history. It is hard ly necessary to repeat tho many storlei that have gono out about the new and greater California. Many of tho tales may Imvo been exaggerations In Indi vidual Instances, but they hardly por tray tho reality. At the dance IiuIIe and saloons, where men mostly con gregate, gold stands In rows of tum blers behind tho bars. In the safe ol tho North American Transportation and Trading Company 20,000 ounces of left-over dust Is stored, But with all that lias been taken out tho mines are not really at work yot. Hardly one twentieth of any claim has been ei hausted. .Miim-I- In ii Cnt'H 'lull. There aro three times as many muscles in the tall .of a cat as thero aro In tho human hand ann" wrist. .ionlnl affairs tho divorce jes tbc wisest part, US' Bui "China" Uld It Y fflh WW r KACE OE VAGABONDS. STRANGE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TZIGANES. A CIiikh of Noumilx Who .Mulii- lluiiKury I lulr Niitloiuil IIiiiiii' mill Who (Irii criilly Iti'HliI All AltouipH to (.'Itlllnt I linn. Fashion's fondness of Hungarian or-.iicst-ras the world over and a recent society scandal In which an American girl was Implicated have drawn the Utcutlon of two continents to thorn cu rious people called Tziganes In Hun gary, Holieniliins III Franco ami kjimIph In England ami the I'ulted StatiM, says the Now York Tlnie-j. Hungary In the homo of I ho Tziganes, In so far as they have any homo. In all other European countiioH they were poiT-'rutoil for cen turies as emissaries of the evil one and enemies of Christianity. But Hungary look pity on I hem and treated the wan derers like lost children. It was In the fifteenth century that they (list made their appearance then. King Slgls niond ii reived them hospitably and leconunondcd to the charity nnd pity of the public "these poor, wandering people, without a homo and hounded by every one." There aro now nbout 1 00.00(1 of those Tziganes In Hungary. They may be divided Into lliioo classes -those who go bareheaded nnd barefooted, tho wan dering gypsies; tliofi who wear head gear and shoes on Siindns. the seni' iioniads. and (hose who always wear hats and nhoos, and who have to a gioat o.Mont abandoned tbo nomadic lives of their ancestors. These latter aro tin most i Ivlllzed, and are general ly musicians, who excel In tho playing of Hungarian tunes. When tho Tzi ganes arrived in Hungary they were not trained musically, but they soon ap propriated Mag.wir music, and out or It have m.ide a emtio and weird art of their own. Their favorite Instrument Is the "bus alja," as they term the v'fcln. Some play the harp, but they lia a marked aversion for the piano fit the reason that It cannot bo oaully ni-'ed about. In Hungary no foto or foiUhnl takes place without a Tzigane orchestra. At election limes a Tzigane band alwaya bends the electoral pro cessions, and no wedding is considered complete without their music for the dance. The Tziganes have become na tural musicians, playing from Inspira tion, and gem rally being unable to lead music. Liszt, who mailo a studv of the Tziganes, says that mimic; la to them a sublime language, a mystic song, which they iften make use or In stead of conversation, and Hint they have, In fact. Invented a music of their own. One of the favorite abodes of those strange people Is near tho frontier of Croatia, it Is there that tho typical Bohemians are seen at their bout. Their "camps" aro always sot up nt some distance from the nearest town or village, often in close proximity to some forest. Tho Tzigane huts for they nro nothing more consist of u single room, unless tho owner Is ex tremely Well-to-do, and generally do void of furniture. The Tziganes eat and sleep on the bare boards. At all times of tho day them Is a smolder ing Hro In the hut, over which hangs a sandstone pot, for the Tzigane has no fixed hour for his meals, but eats whenever ho feels hungry. The ordi nary bill of faro consists of potatoes, stews, milk and lard. On festive occa sions such t It-bits are indulged in as hedgehogs, foxou and squirrels. Cats aro considered by the Tziganes a princely diet. Dogs are trained to hunt hedgehogs and foxes. They have a peculiar manner of cooking foxes. They aru placed in running, water for n couple of days and then cooked under hot coals In a hole in the ground. The Tziganes have a partiality for the flesh of dead anlmnU, and whenever n farm or a stable takes lire they rush to the scene In the hope of flndtng the carcass of some dead animal. Llko certain oriental races, they use their Angers In conveying food to their mouths. Tzigane women, as a rule, go about half-naked, tho young girls wearing nothing lint a small apron, excepting when they go to tho neighboring town. Tho men wear but little clothing, and until tho tlmo of their marriage, at between 12 and l." years of ago, they go silent almost naked. After marriage, however, they attlro themselves in tho gaudy Hungarian national costume, of which thoy aro very proud. Cast-off garnicutB of somo Magyar nobleman they have a great weakness for, and when thoy are able to obtain a bright red coat their satisfaction is complete. Tho Tziganes have horror of work or restraint of any kind. Kven those who have a llxed residence like to roam about when they feel so Inclined. So firm Is this wnaderlng instinct with them that they have no word In their language to signify "remain." Most of tho trades they adopt nro sultablo for a nomadic lire. Thoy aro cither horse dealers, blacksmiths, sheep shear ers, or, and above nit, beggars. It Is qulto impossible to tako u country drive through somo provinces or Hun gary without coming across a band of Tganes, somo one of whom will sure ly follow a carrlngo for a half-hour or ir.ro until ho has received a coin. Tho Tziganes havo given themselves the nlcknnmo of "poor men" and tho habit of begging Is so thoroughly rooted In them that even Well-to-do members ot their rneo, whom ono occasionally mretH In Budapest driving puro blood ed horses and wenrlng costly Jewels, cannot resist tho temptation of asking for money. Many unsuccessful attempts havo been mado to restrain the vagationd propensities of tho Tziganes. Tho Em peror Joseph II. onco tried to corneal them lo have, a fixed resldetico, an allotted them land, distributed ngrlcul ttirnl Implements among them and or deied them tuvultlvntc th'. Ir laud. Bui Instead of taking up their lesldenccs ii the coinforlablo houses they had beet piosonted with, tho Tziganes turnci tho houses Into stables for their horao: and cowh and set up tents near b for their own use. To prevent tho core given them for seed from sprouting thoy boiled It. But tho emperor wot not discouraged. He abolished tho Tzi gane language, its he had already dono away with the Magyar language; did away with the veiy name of Tzigane, and finally took their children from them, to be educated by Ccrtuan and Hungarian fanners, who wcro to bring I hem up according to a strict codo of discipline. But the little Tziganes grow up with all the Instincts or their race, and nt tho first opportunity they oh- raped and rejoined their parents. "FAUST" AT CHINESE THEATER .Mi'iihl'ilophrli' I'lriMU'lM'il Ml"- llul lei (ilrl mill Atti-il l.llui it I'lrutit. They had the play or "Faust" in the Chinese theater the other evening. There was nothing outside the theater on Doyers street, where the sign "Chi nese opera house" stands out In big , i:ngllsh letters, to Imply It, and It took a woman to Interpret It, says tho New York Times. The central llgure of the play at the I lino of I ho entrance oC the party of visitors was a round fneed, Jolly-looking Chinaman, with n, long whlto board, who had much to) wo In a hi rch falsetto voice. Do hint been talklnc and gesticulating Tor sonin time, when n number of "supes" wh slood around in very much tho snnio way that Americans of the same order do, placed a stand in the front of tho Htakn with n basin upon it. Tho Jolly-faced Chinaman, who was undoubt edly Faust, began to wash his long while beard In tho basin, and, after a moment, tbo "supes" grouped them selves together in front of him, hiding him from view lo separate again anil show tbo rejuvenated Faust with the long while beard turned to Intonso black. Mepblstoplielcs camo In next. Ho was a lloice, plratlcal-looklng In dividual, also with a long black beard, showing lines 41 f red on either Bide. Ills attire wan romothlng between that of a pirate and 11 ballet girl, and his acting showed traces of the two char acteristics. He pirouetted, gnvo fan tastic kicks, turned up his sleoves for lighting and caressed In a vicious man ner two long, horn-like feathers, one of which stood up from either side ot tho top of his head, and then dropped, ai grette fashion, down lo two fun-like wings on his back, lie also talked In falsetto tones, which may have been made necessary by the operatic part oC the affair, which consisted of a number of heavy bass Chinese Instruments In the back or tho stage. Marguerite did not appear, and It wan apparent that! she was booked for the next evening, Chinese operas being long-drawn-out and given in parts. ItlMllllTH Of ltllll'lH' ir tho works or hlgli-clasa writers are upon the shelve:) of those who make a practice of reading rubbish, those works remain unlooked at, while tbo low novel Is sought with keen anxiety, and time Is occupied In Its perusal al ways at the expense of the Intellect, and often to tho neglect of( duties ot vast Importance. People pay visits to libraries, procure books, and spcnC hours dally In reading, and often spealc of It with apparent pride, but, as n rule, they only read what may bo call ed pastimes. Such readers aro con sequently never In any way Improved by their reading, though well up in the details of Imagined murders and nets of immorality, which authors havn put before them to amuse and gratify their shallow minds. Demoralizing lit erature does not And its pntrons In any ono class of society; on tho con trary, such Is read by tho lady in tjie drawing room as well as by the domes tic servant in tho kitchen; by tho man of good position down to tho office boy, who has often been induced to be come a thief or a forger in consequence of examples set before him In work of fiction. Westminster Review, l.iicoiilr Dr. AlitTiK'tliy. )r. Abernethy wan notoriously on of th" most laconic of men. It Is said that one day there was among his pa tients a woman who had burned her lvnd. Showing lilrn tho wound, sho said, "A burn." "A poultice," answer ed tho doctor. Next day sho called and said "Better." "Repeat," said tho doctor. In n week she mado her last call, and her speech was lengthened to three words, "well; your fee?" "Nothing." said tho physician, "you cro tho most sensiblo woman I over met." Infiintlno l'lillimopliy, Tottlo (aged C) I wonder why babies Is always born in do night time." Lottie (aged 7, a little wiser) Don't you know? It's cos thoy wants to mako sure of flnilln' their mothers at home." Harlem Life. Tilt CnrnftMl I'liiloRophcr. "Though it may not be truo," salil t'.i cornfed philosopher, "that every man has his price, yet when ho does have his price It is always a heap higher than bio Intrinsic value." Ia dlanapolls Journal. (Ill I'lrxt TlioiiKlit. Mrs. Burnham Hero's an item in the paper to tho effect that women aro now wearing skirts mado of papor. Mr. Burnham Why? Do paper ones cost moro than the other kind? Cleveland. Leader. , i 1 ' 01 y 1 . - '., ; T JZ3 Wi 7 f .-'' - J rv S ..-ml! A ' ?.