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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
Kv LIGHT OUT OP
INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION.
CHAPTER XX. (Continued.)
"Oh, weeding ami toddling about
picking up atones nml and doing inlil
Jobs generally," answered David, who
was beginning to get rather iiiieoiu
fortnblo under the lire of her truthful
eyes nml U10 terrible directness of her
"In fact, you have nuulc Isaac unite'.'
lliiB. laborer, Blavey to your grand
now gardener, Is that It 7" she cried.
"Oh, coniu now," he begun, but Dor
othy stood still In the road and con
fronted him angrily.
"Is It ro or not?" she asked.
"Well, something like thut." he ad
"la It absolutely so or not?" Dorothy
"Well, I'm afraid It is," said David,
with a great air of making a clean
breast of the whole matter. "You .see.
Dorothy, tho old fellow never was
much of a hand at gardening "
"Ho was good enough for uk," Kighed
Dorothy, In heart broken voice.
"Yes; but Indeed ho teally was past
his worlc, or I should never have
thought of displacing him. And If it
hadn't been for you that he was a
;jood many years your gardoner "
"Nearly forty years," put in Dor
othy. "Well, of course, If It hadn't been
for that 1 should Just have replaced
him without troubling any further
about him. As It was, I made a place
for him, and I gave him ten shillings
h. week for what I could get better done
by a boy for six."
"And the cottago?" asked she.
"Oh, well, of course, the cottage goes
with tho situation," answered David,
who was getting rather sulky.
Thoro was a moment's silence: then
Dorothy suddenly stopped and turned
to faco him. "David," she Hashed out,
"you may bo a good farmer, but you
nro a hard man, a hard man. One of
theso daya you'll come to be but,
thore, what Is tho good of talking to
you? If long and faithful Fervlcc
will not touch your heart, what else
"There Is one thing which will al
ways havo power to touch my heart,"
ho said, eagerly. "Shall I tell you
"No," said Dorothy, wearily. "I prob
ably should not believe. It. If forty
years would not do It, nothing else
As she spoke she turned down tho
street which led to Palace Mansions,
for she saw that It was hopeless now
to try to prevent his finding out where
Hho lived; and, Indeed, now (hat Dick
was safely out of the country, alio did
not think that It mattered much. Da
vid, for his part, took advantage of tho
(pilot side street, and spoke out what
was In his mind.
"Dorothy," ho said, "comn back to
tho Hall, and I will show you whether
I am a hard man or not; only comn
back and let us forget thu past, nobody
need know anything. 1 will never
remind you of It. Only come back, my
dear, and everything shnll bo as you
wish as you direct. I'll Rond tho new
gardener to Ilolroyd, and Isaac shall
bo head gardener at the Hall, with a
couple of men under him to do tho
work. Does that tound llko being
"Yes." said Dorothy, coldly "hard
est of all, becauso you would not hosl
tato to buy mo, body and soul, through
my compassion and pity for those poor
unfortunato ones, who can not help
themselves, and can not fight against
tho hard power which your money and
your strength give you."
"Oh, Dorothy, It Is not so," he cried.
"I only ask you to como back becauso I
lovo you and want you. Hcsldes, I
can not bear to seo you as you look
now tired and worn, and ten years
older than when you turned your back
on all your old frlendj for tho sake
of a follow who hns brought you to
"To what?" Dorothy cried, her eyes
opening wide, and her tones expressing
such astonishment that David fairly
quailed beforo her look.
"To ft ghost of your old self," ho an
swered curtly. I3ut It was all of no
use Dorothy could bo curt, too, on
occasions, and she was so then.
"It sccniB to mo that you aro making
mistakes all round, David," alio said,
coldly. "I am not very well, and tho
heat has tlrod me but I am not what
you take mo for. I havo been, thank
God for It, a blessedly happy wlfo for
ninny months. 1 will wish you good
Sho turned away without giving him
time to say a word, and went as quick
ly as wns posslblo toward her home,
and wont In without turning her head
to see what hnd beenmo of him. As
for David Stevenson, ho simply stood
rooted to thu spot where sho had left
him, until sho disappeared from his
sight; then ho took n step or two as
if to follow her, but changed his mind,
and retraced his steps, with a faco llko
a thunder cloud.
Ho wns do occupied with his own
thoughts and his own disappointment
that ho never noticed a smart victoria
and pair which wa3 drawn up Just
within tho corner of tho quiet street,
tout Its occupant, an old, white-haired
gentleman, had noticed him, and took
keen stock of him as ho passed. David
Stevenson would hnvo been consider
ably surprised If ho could havo heard
tho order which tl'b uamo old gentlo
man gavo his coachman Just after ho
bad swung past. "Follow that gen
r . HiRs . .
tleman closely. Don't lose sight of
"Yen, m' lord," said the servant, and
hopped up onto the box, glvlnu the
order to tho coachman. 0
"All right," murium mI that digni
tary In reply, then added In a lower
voice Htlll, "What's the old codger up
to now, I wonder?"
'Tucommoii piettv girl." answered
Charles, In an equally low tone,
"We've been after her some time."
"Who Is she?"
"Mrs. 'Arris. Lives In Palace Man
sions," with a wink.
"H'm! I wishes her joy of 'itn," said
tho coachman, screwing his face up
Into a thousand expressive wrinkles.
"Me, too." said the footman, snig
gering. "Ill, he's going Into the Park."
whereat the coarhniau turned his
horses in al Prince's (late, nlso, and
they drove in abreast of David Ste
venson, who was looking no more at
peace with the world or with himself
than he had been when ho turned Into
the High street, out of the quiet road
in which Palace Mansions may be
"Still faithful to Master Dick, or cleo
the new-comer not attractive enough,"
thought Lord Aylmer, with a sneer,
as he gave a sharp, keen look at the
tall young man's lowering face.
(ji , a THINK that David
htevenson hnd nev
er been in such a
towering rage In
his life as when he
turned In at tho
Park gates and
w 0 n t swinging
along In tho direc
tion of tho Achil
les. For during
those few moments
when he watched her after sho left
him and before she disappeared Into
Palace Mansions, be had realized that
she had gone from him forever, lie
realized that whether she was actually
married or not, she was not for him,
and he had suddenly become aware,
almost without knowing why, that
thoio was a cause fur her altered looks
a cause which would bo forever n bar
to the fond hopes which he had cher
ished during nearly all his life, certain
ly ever since Dorothy as a wee, tod
dling, soft-eyed child had come, fath
erless and motherless, to be tho light
and life of the old Hall and tho very
Joy of Miss Dlmsdale's lonely hearth.
So that fellow had got round her,
after all his bitter thoughts ran, as ho
strode along and all the worship and
devotion of his life had been Hung
HAILED A CAD.
asldo as naught for the sake of a spe
cious tongue aud a swaggering, army
sort of manner.
As a matter of fact, Dick had not tho
very smnllest shade of a swagger about
him, but David Stevenson was tho kind
of man who Invariably Judges every
man by a type, and to him an army
man wns a man who turned his toes
out a good deal morn than was neces
sary und said "Haw!" aftor every
three words ho spoke. That tho man
who had Gtolcn Dorothy's lovo from
him did neither of these things mudo
no difference to David's concoptlon of
him. Ho had stolon Dorothy from
him. and that was enough to mako
David endow hltn In his own mind with
all tho most hateful attributes of his
Nor did he oven stop to consider that
ho was distinctly unjust In crediting
Harris with stealing Dorothy's lovo
from him. For It is Impossible to steal
from any man what that man had
never had to lose, and niost emphati
cally ho had never possessed one little
tiny comer of Dorothy Strodo's heart;
to bo plain, Dorothy had always do
For an hour or more David strode
about tho Park till tho storm of fury
which possessed him had Eomowhat
calmed down, and always tho smait
victoria, with itn pair of high stepping,
(lory horses and Its pair of wooden
faced, Imperturbable servants In their
white nnd crimson liveries, dogged his
steps nml kept him fairly In sight; and
at Inst David noticed thorn.
"Damn that supercilious old brute,"
ho mustered, as they passed him for
tho twentieth time; then ho stood at
the railings a mlnuto or two nnd
thought how slow It was wonderod
how men and women could bear to
crawl np and down In lino, fretting
tholr lino horses Into a fever and never
getting boyond a foot's paco.
Ho turned away from tho row into
a sldo path, but tho next moment ho
if iMifc - rPY- l3
III .- -i" --
saw that the smart victoria had turned1
Into that toad also.
"Confound him, he must be watching
me," he thought, Irritably, "and yet
what should he want to watch mo for?
Oh. hang It. I'll go home!"
Without a moment's hesitation he
turned his steps toward Apsley Houso
and made his way out at tho big gates,
where he hailed a cab and gavo the man
the address of his hotel, and forgot
about tho white-haired old gentleman
In the smart victoria.
Hut the victoria was there, neverthe
less, following Immediately behind tho
modest ab; and when David got out
and went into the Grand Hotel, Lord
Aylmer called to the footman:
"Charles, 1 want you to take a mes
sage. Marker, stop,"
Parker pulled up the horses beside
the broad pavement and Charles got
down to hear his lord's orders.
"(Id Into the Grand and find out that
gentleman's name don't mention
"Ye.-, m lord." said Charles.
Now, Charles happened to be an In
genious youth who was not troubled
with any nice scruples about his hon
or, and believed that the easiest way
wan invariably the best way. Ho
therefore, secure In tho halo which his
smait white and crimson livery was
enough to cast around him, went Into
tho hotel and addressed himself to the
stately house poller of tho establish
ment. "I say, porter." said he, "my master,
the Dook of Middlesex, wants to know
the name of a gentleman Just como in
came In a 'ansom tall, fairish chap,
looks llko a country gentleman."
"D'year menu that one?" asked tho
house porter, talcing Charles to 11 ghis3
door leading to the reading room antl
pointing out David.
"Yes, that's the one," Charles an
swered. "Oh, yes: that's Mr. David Steven
son, of Ilolroyd," said the house por
ter. "And wherc'a Ilolroyd?"
"A mile or two from Harwich," an
swered tho other. "At least. I heard
him say so last night. His post-town
"Ah! yes thanks. Tho Dook fancied
he knoo him, but I fancy ho was mis
took. Good day to you, porter."
"Good-day to you. my line cock
pheasant," returned tho big house por
ter, contemptuously; but Charles had
already reached the door and was go
ing back, Koreno In tho power of his
own Impudence, to Impart tho Informa
tion which ho had gathered to his mas
"Tho gentleman's nnmo Is Steven
son, my lord," ho said. "Mr. David
Stevenson, of Ilolroyd, Harwich."
"Ah, yes," and then the old savage
pulled out his notebook and Jotted
me name down without comment.
"How did you find out?"
"I said my master, tho Dook of Mid
dlesex, wished to know, as ho fancied
ho knoo tho gontlemun," Charles an
Lord Aylmer burst out laughing.
"Ah! very clever-clever. Home."
"Yes, m' lord," said Charles.
Lord Aylmer laughed more than oneo
on tho way homo; ho wns so Intensely,
amused at tho lnvontlvo genius dis
played by Charles, whom ho hnd not
beforo credited with much sharpness
of that kind. Ho was a mnn who nev
er took the trouble to make subterfu
ges to his servants; If he wanted a bit
of information, ho simply told 0110 or
them to get It. without caring what
means were taken or giving any ron
ton for wanting It. For Instance, ho
would never suy, "Go and find out
who that gentleman Is," and add, as
nlncty-nlno people out of a hundred
would do. "I think I know him" no,
ho never troubled to do that; It was
simply aftor tho manner of tho cen
turion, "Go nml find out who Hint la?"
(To bo continued.)
llnmnii MtM'hiiiilNiu Iti-qulrm r.ulirlrnnt.
"Oil Is always required for lubricat
ing, nnd tho humnn machine Is not an
exception," says Mrs. S. T. Rorcr, tell
ing how dyspepsia may bo cured, In tho
ladles Homo Journal. "Fats, however,
must In cases of Intestinal indigestion
bo used sparingly nnd carefully. Ton
drops of pure ollvo oil onco a day may
bo taken cither after tho noon or night
moal. It may bo put on a piece of
isrcad and thoroughly masticated. Woll
mado butter Is an exceedingly good
form of fat, but should bo used without
salt. A toasnoonful of cream takon
slowly, hold In tho mouth and then
swallowed, will nlso answer tho pur
pose. Hear In mind that a small quan
tity or any ono of theso frequently ad
ministered Is much more cnslly borne
than tho wholo quantity at a alnglo
Tho Sucri-d Firm of luilln.
The sacred ilres of India havo not all
been extinguished. Tho most ancient
which still exist was conaecrated
twolvo centurl03 ago In commemora
tion of tho voyage mado by tho Par
aces when they emigrated from Persia
to India. Tho fire Is fed flvo times
ovory twenty-four hours with sandal
wood and othor fragrant materials,
combined with very dry fuel. This
tiro. In tho vlllago of Oodwadn, near
Hul3ar, Is visited by Parseos in largo
numbers during tho months allotted to
tho presiding gonlUB of fire. Cleveland
Or If Ho Wcirn 11 Col 1 11 r WIipii Ilom.
Snl.! It's not safe to always Judge
Swigglna That's true. Wo must
not Imaglno that overy man has horso
senao who Is constantly giving a horao
An It HI11111I1I Tie.
Smith "Whafa Ulank doing now?"
Joaea "You fall to put tho question
Smith "Whjr. how's that?"
Jones "You should havo asked who
he is doing now,"
HOUSES TOR CIRCUS.
C.NTCRINC EQUINES MUST BE
OhlUlinm to All Aliuut llliii-Ttin Olil
't'litu' CimKiiii of tlutliiK Only Ono
Stood In tho Itliij; it I Time Ik
To tho ordinary spectator the ring
horso Is a comparatively uninteresting
animal; he goes around at a steady
canter, while the rider goes through
more or less dlilleult feats; but the
circus proprietor would tell us that a
really good ring horse Is one of tho
most valuable properties, says the Lon
don Field, in order I hat Hie perform
er may execute his feats with accuracy
the horso must travel at 0110 even
speed; for f ). cn, t0 ,-,), ., Htnrl
or slacken his pace the rider would
como to the giound. He must nl.-to be
well accustomed to tho hiitlucKi of the
ring, for neither tho music of tho band,
tho action of the clown, i.or. as In tho
case of tho Jockey act, the 1 mining up
to lilni of the rider, must cause him
to alter hit speed; and It may surprise
some people to learn t lint n Iiiii-mh Is
seldom perfect for tho ring until he
has had about three years' experience.
Tho ring horse Is, perhaps, entitled to
our sympathy, for tho continuous can
ter must become ery monotonous, and
not only have horses to appear once
or twice In the day at public exhibi
tions, but they aro also requisitioned
for rehearsals, In order that new tricks
may be practiced, and fresh hands
taught their business, while In bare
back acts their coats are freely rubbed
with resin in order that tho performer
may have a good foothold. It Is per
haps somewhat of a feather in tho cap
of military equitation that Philip
Astley who was probably ono of tho
moat successful of the early trainers
learned much of his business while a
trooper In a cavalry regiment; no that
even In those days (somewhere about
the year 1770) tho cavalry riding mas
ter would appear to have been more
conversant than other people with the
breaking and training of horses. Dur
ing recent years tho greatest advance
linn perhaps been in tho training of
what aie called "liberty" horses; that
Is to say, horses which aro "Intro
duced" Instead of being ridden. With
in the memory of people who arc
scarcely more than middle-aged, more
than ono horse was seldom, If ever,
seen in tho ring at once. Ho was
brought In and went through his per
formance to the grrut delight of tho
asbembled spectators, whereas now we
DELIVERING LETTERS ON STILTS.
Tho modern postmnn hns been
Inounted on a bicycle, has boon given
a horso to ride, sometimes n horso
draws him about, but tho queerest of
all methods of locomotion of postmen
Is that which is utilized In France,
whom men of letters and papers
move about on stilts. It Is not meant
that all tho French postmen mako
their rounds In this fashion. Only thoso
who sojto tho country and tho post
olllco olllcials through io great Btretch
of land that lies between Ilordeaux
and Hayonno aro so distinguished. All
this laud Is covered by a growth of
gorso and broom which makes walking
a very dlilleult matter, tho postmen, more territory man Greater New York
however, havo found that there Is ft possesses. Tho skates, therefore, ln
way to render It much easier for them- stead of being a hlndranco and n dan
selves and that Is by taking stilts. To ger, really mako this work easlor, and
walk about In this fashion Is not as tho postman in tho Landes, as' thU
easy as walking on one's feet In tho queer tract of cauntry Is called, ro
ordlnary way. Tho stilts aro fastened jolces at tho coming of winter, for ho
to tho feet of tho postmen, and aro realizes that his task will becomo a
not unllko thoso with which tho nmall considerable percentago lighter. Clad
boy makes nnnunl dctourB. To stand n his capoto, or sheepskin cloak, ho
still any length of time on them Is of scurrlc3 about over tho country until
courao Impossible without support, nnd ho has been qvory-whero that his duty
so a poiu i raiiii'u ii i"iw mi (....
way that the yeoman onco lugged about
hla qunrterslaff. On thin polo tho post-
man leans when ho wishes to rest, and
In thla way nianagca to got nlong very
comfortably. There Is anothor propo.
Bltlon to faco when winter comes, aa of
necessity tho Btllts sink deeply Into Ui
find llfty or ?lly hoivrs In the ring
at ono time, mid their performance
must be logjulrd an a triumph of tho
trulnorV, arl. Hcrr WullY, In his ear
lier visits to England, lonsld'rably an
tonlshed his vlsitorti by the Intioilitc
tlon of something like llf y horses In
the ring at one time, and lie niado no
secret of the fact that one of the most
dlilleult tasks was to make tho ponies
trot along tho ring fence while tho
bigger horsed wore going through their
evolutions Inside tho ring. Tho ponloi
used to tumble off. they became fright
ened and eventually had to bo held up;
but patience at last pioved victorious
and the whole effect was extremely
good. It Is universally admitted that
memory Is a horse's strong point and
It Is on thin that trainers work. A
lomurknblo example of a horse's mem
ory otTiiro'il In the ease of a pony
once owned by an lCngllshinan who for
many years was at a famous circus.
In the early das of his c.ueor ho
owned a small pon.x, which lie sold
when his establishment Increased.
Nearly a dozen years later ho wan
tenting near Urlstol, when a man came
to him to asl whether he wan open to
buy a small pony. He said he was.
and, on Inquiring how old the pony
might be, ho was told fi yeais. On the
stood 'being In ought to him ho at once
recognized It as tho old pony and sug
gested to the man that It was a little
more than fi years old. The would-bt
vender was Indignant at his worda be
ing doubted. "Well." said tho pros
pective buyer. "I hud thin pony :ome
thing llke"len or twelve years ago, and
I think I can prove, It to you." He
then gavo the pony his cues, and tho
little fellow wont tluuiigh tho per
formances as though he had been do
ing thorn dally, though possibly In tho
Interval ho had never been asked to
Ililllroail llnllilliif; In L'liioii.
United States capital Is Invested In
the railroad now building between Se
oul and Chemulpo, In Corea. The Co
roaiui wciu supposed to furnish timber
for ties, but, having proven their In
ability to do so, Japan has been called
upon for such as aro needed Immedi
ately. A million and a quarter feet,
the first ever used there from this
country, has been sent from Pugot
Sound, and further orders havo been
Johnny Pop, may 1 iiBk you a ques
tion In arithmetic? Happy Father
(proud of his son's lovo for study)
Certainly, my boy; certainly. Johnny
How ninny times what makes seven?
snow and this makes walking a very
dlilleult matter. This the gonlus of tho
postman has proved sufficient to over
come. Ho accomplishes his undertak
ing with tho aid of a thin woodon
skate, wrth which ho Bklma along tho
surfaco of tho snow and Ice without
filnklng nt nil. It Is by no means an
easy matter to balanco one's self on
Btllts tied to tho knees. What then
must bo tho effort of skating on stilts?
This French postman makes romark
ablo speed an ho shulllca and glides
about from ono place to another. Often.
times tho routo which ono man ha8 to
travel on foot In this fashion Includes
culm nun. Buiuuuuies postmen or n
neighboring territory meet him and
chulleugo his floetness, tho result be-
ing n tourney. Many of tho postmen
who follow this method of transporta
tion aro said o mako as good tlmo as
most peoplo would with a horso and
POLISHING r.OIOUS t.TONES.
A llrlef l)rcrlitli)ii of Vrrjr fnlrrint
The llrst thing necessary In polish
ing a preloits stone la to silt It; thla
Is done by menus of a thin shoot-Iron
disk, placed In a horizontal position
und nitidis to rovolvo by very sniplu
machinery, says the Philadelphia,
Times. Diamond dust Is applied to tho
edge of tho disk, and sperm oil Is
dropped upon It from n can. If prop
cry managed a very small quantity of
diamond dust will last all day, and not
much of It will be lost. In order to
prevent appreciable loss, a tulito with
a raised edgo all around It Is provfucd.
The diamond dust used In polishing
stones Is made from bort, or cheap,
coarse diamonds. After being silt, the
stone In ground on horizontal whcobi
of lead, brass or Iron, nnd sometimes
of wood. These wheels nro called
"laps," and tho workman who cuts and
polishes stones is a lapidary, from tho
Latin worl lapldailus. Lapidaries ac
quire great facility In shaping and
polishing stones, and from a glvon pal
tern aro ablo to produce any object re
quired with great dexterity. Diamond,
emery, agato or corundum powder I
spread on the laps; gradunlly tho pow
der becomes Imbedded In tbo laps nnd
the utono yields to them, Tho stono Is
held either with tho lingers or by wax
In tho hollow at the end of a stock, und
is pressed against the revolving laps.
For tho Inst polish tho laps aro covorod
with cloth, leather or hard brushes.
Tho facets, or Hat surfaces which give
brilliancy to transparent Atones, nro
cut by means of a horizontal grinding
wheel by tho sldo of which Is placed an
upright, club-llko pleco of wood. Into
this heavy piece of wood, in different
places, a rod Is stuck, at ono end of
which the stone Is fixed with cement.
As the wheel revolves the Btono Is
pressed against It nnd a facet Is out:
to make a new facet tho rod holding
tho ntouc Is simply stuck In another
hole In tho club-like piece of wood und
Is thus given a new inclination or an
PARTITION MUST COME.
Wli) tho Olt-fUlnl i:iiiilro Hid Fulr to
do to I'lere.
February Ilevlew of Reviews: The
situation on tho Chinese coast that has
followed Germany's selzuro of Kluu
Chou has continued to hold the fore
most plnco In tho attention of the
world. Nobody knows what will hap
pen eventually, but It Is not likely that
the great game of Chinese partition Is
to begin at once. In duo time, how
over, the Chinese empire bids fair to
go to pieces. Wo havo bcou nccustomd
In times past to think of tho Chinese
as several hundred millions of perfectly
homogenous people. Aa a mutter of
fact, ulthough they belong to tho grea
yellow division of tuo human race,
tho diversities of typo In the different
parts of China are greater than tho di
versities among whlto men of Europe,
and there is less connection and by far
less sympathy among them than among
tho dlscordnnt population elements
that mako up the present day conglom
erate that wo know ob tho Austro-Hun-garlan
empire. Thoro Is an Immenso
range of dlnlectn In China, and It often
happens that tho peoplo of ono neigh
borhood cannot talk with thoao who
llvo in nnother four or flvo miles away.
Thcro la no nuch thing in China as a
pcrvaslvo national feeling or an Im
perial patriotism. Tho various pro
vincial governments aie not under firm
control by the central government, and
such mllltury and naval forces as exist
aro provincial rather than Imperial.
Tho Chinese of different provinces nnd
sections hato each other worso than
they hate tho foreigners of othor races.
When tho moment arrives for a par
tition of China upon a plan that would
not lnjuro European peace, tho thing
can bo carried out an easily na was tho
German lauding and conquest nt Klao
Ilnlry IlitrPH of Mankind.
Thn AInoB, who Inhabit tho north
ernmost Islands of tho Japan aichlpol
ago, aro tho hairiest peoplo In tho
world. Amongst them, tho hair over
tho shoulders und ou tho hack and
limbs la sometimes so thick und long
nB to deserve tho name of fur. The
Australians nnd tho Todas of the Nil
giicrrlcs aro dlstingulBhed for their
halryness. In Urazll thoro la a trlbo
called tho Cafusos, who possess hair of
u very extraordinary kind. It rises
perpendicular from tho head in closo,
curly masses, and forms' a wig of such
enormous dimensions that tho posses
sors mu3t stoop low when entering
ABOUT HUMAN LIFE.
Thoro nro 3,00 1 languages in tho
world, and Its inhabitants profess more
than 1.000 religions.
Thoro aro on tho earth 1,000,000,000
inhabitant. O' theso 33,033,033 dlo ov
ery year, 91,8f jvory day, 3,730 every
hour, CO every minute, or ono overy
Tho number of men is nbout equal
to tho number of women. TlTo avorago
of llfo Is about thirty-thrco years. Of
1,000 persons only ono reachea 100
years of life; of every 100 six reach
tho ago of CS, and .not moro than ono
in" COO lives to SO years.
Tho mnrrled aro longer-lived than
tho single, and above all thoso who ob
Eervo a sober and Industrious conduct.
Tall men live longor than short onos.
Women havo moro chances of iifo In
their favor, provlous to BO years of
age, than men have, but fewer after
ward. Tbo number of marriages is In th
proportion of 75 to 1,..- individuals.
Peoplo born in tl e spring aro generally
of a moro robust constitution than oth
ers. Deaths are moro frequent by night
than by day, Tho number of men
capablo of bearing arms Is calculated
at one-fourth of the population.
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