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L 0xt at Knjffift Field' LMt IVtttl. ,
Am wind cornea VrHlKperin to me of
L tbo country green and cool.
f redwing blackbirds chattering be-
sldo n reedy pool;
It bring mo aoothlB fancies of tbo
homestead on tkwx klUt
M I bear Ibo thresh' evening song
ami tho robln'a morning trill;
f I fall to thluklng tenderly of thoso
I tinttf to know
(Where the sassafras and snakeroot
and ehcekcrbcrrles grow.
UPkat baa become of Kara Mrtrsb, who
lived on Bilker's hill?
land what'a become, of Noble Tratt,
whose father kept tbo rolll7
'And what'a become of Lizzie Crura
nod Annslasla Sncll,
And of Roxio Root, who 'tended school
In Boston for a spell?
They were the boya and thoy tho girls
who abarcd my youthful play;
Tboy do not anawor to my call I My
playmates, where nro they?
"What baa become of Levi ani Ills lit-
Ho brother Joe,
IrVbo lived aoxt door to where wo lived
somo forty yeara ago?
I'd llko to see tie Newton boya and
Qulncy Adam Brown,
'And Hcpsy Hall and Ella Oowlcs, who
spelled the whole school downl
And Grade Smith, tbo Cutler boys,
Lcander Snow, and all
Who I ntn euro would anawcr could
they only hear my call!
Vd liko to aeo Bill Warner and tbo
Conkcy boya again,
'And talk about the times wo used to
wish that wo were men I
'And one, I shall n6t name her, could I
aeo her gcntlo faco
And bear her girlish treble In this dis
tant, lonely placet
Tho flowers and hopes of springtime,
thoy perished long ago,
'And tho pardon whoro they blossomed
Is whlto with winter snow,
O collage 'noath the maples, havo you
seen those girls and boya
That but a llttlo while ago made, ohl
such pleasant notec?
0 trees, and hills, and brooks, and
lanes, and meadows, do you know
Where 1 shall find my llttlo friends of
forty years ago?
You see, I'm old and weary, and I've
traveled long and far;
1 am looking for my playmates; I won
der whero they are I
;. '-Thougnt I'd leek In and catch you.
ld fellow, before you went out," said
Jeorge Falkner, sauntering into ma
fiend Gerald Fane's rooms In St
arnes's street one afternoon In the
wight of the season.
''Shall not be half a second," said
Herald, turning from tho bureau at
frhlch he was writing, "Paying a bill
pr two for a change."
"what a beastly extravagant thing
So do Wecst policy In tho world, bo-(believe-
raft. If you pay them they
cease to care tuppeece for yon; where
as, If you taave a nice long Mil owing
rtkey are always so delighted to em
you back. I llko pcoplo to take an In
terest in mo."
Gcorgo was n young man about
town, very much "In tbo swim;" Ger
ald wan also "In tbo awlm," but not
qulto so much about town as George,
toeing. If possible, of a more Indolent
habit. Tho two had been chums at
Eton, and had kept up a sort of friend
ship through thovIcls8ltudca of Ox
ford into their later career. Georgo
avas a rrau of any society or any na
tion, since iJiq time when women and
cards wcro Evented. Gerald was a
man of the particular century and na
Hon to which, bo belonged, occupying
bis niche with cynical Indifference and
fi certain amount of material enjoy
ment. There was a woman but of that
"iM-ealjjmust pay that old skinflint
CThorneycroft," said Gerald from tho
burrau. "Ho elands In the,, hall and
won't bo persuaded to gV.away; such
a bore for tho other fellows In tbo
foouse. I landed a little off Heathcoto
last night; thought I might as well do
tbo virtuous this afternoon."
"You know beat, I suppose," said
George, aurvoylng himself In the glass
with tho irresistible eyes, and smooth
ing down ono of tho perfect tics that
bad gained for him tho name of "Eyes
and Ties." "How long will it tako?"
'I toll you only half a second. You
will find a weed soincwhero if you
look for it." '
"Sooner have a cigarette of my own,
thanks. Consider tho hours that I
keep and tho strain that la put on my
nerves I Ono of your long twenty
fours would bowl mo over completely."
"King for liquid If you want It. Saun
ders has hock seltzer Eomewhcre on
"That will Just suit my complaint,"
reeling, as he spoke, for bin cigarette
case in the pocket of his coat, "By
Jove! what a donkey I ami When you
have done I want to write a line, If I
"Certainly. There you are," said his
friend, blotting his envelope.
"Mrs. Macdonald asked me to go to
her box this evening 'Itomeo and
Juliet, Do Reszke as Romeo. Just
como across her letter in my pocket.
I am dining at the Vernon's, worse
"Smely you ought to send down at
once. Sho will hardly have time to
fill your place now. Shall I send Sauu
tiers to fetch a commissionaire?"
"Thanks. I think a fleet hansom
would bo hotter."
The letter took a certain amount of
lme to write. Georgo Falkuer was
twenty-five and fond of tho woman ho
"Got some sealing wax?' he asked,
presently, turning over the pens.
"Don't know that I, have; there
might be a piece In tho left hand
"That will do first rate, can use my
Inst half sovereign as a seal. Would
you ring, like a good fellow, and we'll
tell Saunders to charter a hansom to
104 Gro8venor place. Let him take tho
This done George sat down In an
arm chair opposite his friend.
"Going to Sloughborougb house to
night?" he asked presently, nodding at
a card that had been placed In front
of the clock.
A "Yes, I think so."
'Dining at the namond'a first, I
"You're a cool hand, George. How
do you know?"
"Why, of course, your follow else
It out there. I thought perhaps you
might have been going to the opera."
"If you mean to Mn, Ja"acdoaald'
box, she has not done me tba honor to
ask Jne; but even If she had I could
"Lively, last night, wasn't It?" aald
George, afler a short alienee.
"I have seen It worse at tbo Berke
"I forgot you loft before Jack Daw
son took the bank. Good Lord, It Waa
a flutter! Tho way to win at baccarat
is to take the bank."
Then tho talk drifted to racing.
Some one had como "no end of a cop
per" over Thunderbolt for th6 Ascot
cuf, another bad "won a pot of
money" over Greased Lightning at
Sandowa. After half an hour of this
exhilarating conversation George, hav
ing a polo pony to exercise la tbo park,
sanutercd oK an ho had come.
Mr. McDonald and his sister had
been that afternoon to a lecture at tho
Royal Institution on "Tree and Serpent
Worship." The Hon. Willie waa-wrapt
up In ancient religions and peoples,
and spent moat of hie time, when In
London, llatcnlng to learned disquisi
tions, when In Wiltshire In opening
"barrows" and excavating encamp
ments. He was tall and near-sighted,
with tho expression of dwelling, as
Ethel's governess used to express It,
"siwlschon blmmcl und crdc." George
Knlknor'fl letter lay on the slab as he
passed down the hall. Ethel raised it
and followed her brother Into tho
"I am certain that fellow was Innc
curato in his statement on the subject
of tho theological viowa of the Anda
man Islanders," said tho Hon. Willie,
Undoing tho McDonald tartan that he
habitually woro as a neckerchief.
"What'a that letter you've got?"
"I Imagine It Is from ono of the men
Cissle wrote to for this evening."
"You had better open It, then, hadn't
"I think so. Thcro is not very much
time loft In case of a refusal to ask
nny one else and nothing la bo de
pressing as two women alone In an
Ethel was as fresh and pure as the
Whlto hyacinths that woro sent from
the Mcrsham conservatories to deck
tho Grosvenor palaco drawing room.
In splto of its seal sho opened tho let
ter, read tho first few lines, turned
scarlet and dropped It on the table.
Her brother, slow In the observation
of moat things, won quick to see n
change of expression on tho faces of
those ho loved. Taking tho letter, he
read It also. For those few seconds
Ethel felt as though sho wcro living
through "Some Emotions and a
Moral." When ho had done ho eat
down on tho edgo of a chair, brushing
his hat tho wrong way; his was not a
"Those aro Mr. Fane's Initials, are
thoy not?" ho asked presently.
"That Is his address?" t
"I think bo."
Deliberately he folded tho Macdon
ald tartan across his chest, put tho
letter Into his pocket and loft tbo
Ills feeling for Cecelia Macdonald
was tho ono romance of Gerald Fane's
life. She was In Dresden with her
mother, studying art, as she phrased
It, when ho ttrst met her. Gerald was
also studying art to tho extent of play
ing the violin very much out of tune.
Hp and sho bad many an evening
crunching tho gravel of tho "Bruh
llscho Ternsso" together, gazed at tho
moonlight nud the Ylno-clnd bills, and
talked-of tholr respective pursuits.
He rathcrbjffiqier, but, as tho only
alternatlreTca-aa conversation with
Gorman 'bfficc'rii, sho honored tho En
glishman with her undivided atten
tion, nta passion for her during these
few weeks, entered, wedge-like, Into
bis life. Ho accepted his tjoom when
ho heard that alio was engaged to tho
Hon. William Macdonald for ho know
that he was too poor to take tho bur
den of her llfo as well as bis own. In
course of tlmo ho became n foreign
office clerk, and, ,not a model young
man. Ho often draulc more cham
pagne than was good for him; he fro-
queutcu a private gnmbllng club In
St. James, and lost larger sums on
horses than bo could afford; but, as
among tho poor Indian's rags and tat
ters was found hidden a diamond of
great price, bo among tho rags and
tattors of Gerald Fane's llfo might be
found hidden bis lovo for Cecelia Mac
donald. Now bo sat thinking of her
and Georgo Falkner, with a certain
amount of perplexity and a great deal
of dejection, for, though constant to
his idea, he could not avoid hearing
tho gossip of Mayfalr drawing rooms.
The tinkle of tho clectrlo bell, a
step on the stairs, awfl tho sudden
opening of tho door, startled him from
his brown study. Disheveled and agi
tated ,tho honorable AVlllIo nt that
moment formed as great a contrast to
tho urbane man of letters he had been
accustomed to associate with CIsslc's
husband ns It was possible to Imag
ine. Tho wrath of a habitually calm
man Is always more portentous than
tho wrath of a violent one Gerald
could not resist a passing feeling of
amusement bb, setting down his hat
among the cigars and cigar-ash, his
visitor fumbled In bis pocket, A full
comprcnension or tno situation, bow
ever, when Georgo Falkner's letter
was produced, soon chased away the
faintest Inclination to the ahadow of a
Tho Infuriated husband's maledic
tions did not last long. Kven In tho
midst of the absurd, pathetic, Irrele
vant harangue, Gerald was forced to
admit that scathing remarks on tbo
morals of the young men of the mori
bund century came with a certain In
cisive truth from n man who had
hitherto been absorbed in studying
the manners and morals of his remote
ancestors. When, townrd the end, he
flourished his Btlck with a declaration
that If he, Gerald Fane, ever spoke to
his wife or put his foot Inside bin
house again he would feel called upon
to resort to Justifiable castlgatlou.
Gerald felt, for one lurid moment, that
It was Just as much as ho could do to
resist the temptation of bastenlug his
unbidden guest's departure uy coerc
ive measures; but ho only folded his
arms und bent his bead, knowing
that, for her eako, not a movement
must bo made, not n word must be
When Gerald found himself at last
la poascstlon ol jIs own hearthrug, he
laughed consumcdly for at least five
ascends; when that waa over, he sank
Into the armchair beside htm,,a4 fell
to "figuring up" what It all meant to
him. After a certain amount of tnie
spent In this occupation he came to
the conclusion that he would neither
marry hla landlady, nor cut his
throat, nor take to drink, but that life
would be a confoundedly dull Busi
ness. "I eay, old fellow, when In future
you write compromising letters to .la
dles, that may fall Into -their mta
band'a bands, I wish you wouldn't
use my note paper and write front my
rooms," said Gerald Fane, meeting
Georgo Falkner In tho hall of the
Kloughborough house that evening. ,
"What do you mean?"
'What I say. I had n visit from
Macdonald this afternoon, which waa
by no means pleasant, I can tell
"The devil you hadl" said George,
shocked a llttlo out of his usual Balm.
"Yes, ho had."
"What did you do?"
"What could 1 do but keep your
"You're a brick, George."
"I dare say."
"I thought It a rum go," George
went on, meditatively. "Macdonald
la hero with bis wlfo to-night; thcro
they are. For Gpd's Bake, slope, Ger
ald, or there will bo a row!"
Tall nnd slim, clothed In a while
gown, audacious In Its very simplic
ity, Cecelia swept through the door
way opposite. For a moment or two
Gerald looked at her, as If ho hadn't
"Docs sh cknow?" ho asked, hurried
ly. . "No; I met her at the French embas
sy geforo comln ghcro. She said noth
ing." "Macdonald's not a half bad chap;
he wouldn't bully her.'
The husband a nd wlfo came closer.
Gcorgo Went to meet them.
Gerald watched her ns alio lifted
her eyes to George's face, passed her
arm Into his nnd turned away with
him down tho passage, leaving her
husband gazing absently nt some an
cient tapestries In tho hall.
Somehow tho cigar that Gerald
smoked as h o walked acrof-s thoGreon
Park seemed to havo no flavor, nnd
tho deep tones of Big cBn striking
midnight fell with the dreariness of
a funeral march on his car. Mrs. Ar
thur Kcnnnrd. In London Sketch
ONI3 ON HAWICSIIAW.
He Raided a Den of Licensed Hoaae
brcakera and Robbcra.
One of the detectives connected with
tho bureau at tho city hall went Into
a barber shop on Thirteenth street
closo by the city hall tho other evening
and sat In one of the chairs to bo
shaved. While the barber was making
ready to snavo him he started ono of
his characteristic conversations. Re
ceiving short answers to every ques
tion that ho put to tho detective, how
ever, the tonsorial artist brought the
tete-a-tete to a closo and silence reign
cd supreme. The local Ilawkshaw
was In half a dozo while tho barber
was busily engaged In applying tho
lather on his face when suddenly tho
sound of a hammer striking against
somo metallic substance was heard
emanating from tho rear of the barber
shop. Then voices were heard In tho
following dialogue: "That was a good
Job we done out a,t Gcrmantown last
week, Fete." "Yes, that was tho neat
est pleee of work wo done for noma
time; there waa so little fvoublo with
it." The detective at once opened his
eyes and became Interested. The first
voice continued: "It brought us In
$325 and wo had better" His con
versation at this stage as interrupt
ed by knocks on the door, nnd hearing
tho detective's volco calling out, "Let
mo in or I'll hrcik down the door,"
one of tho men In tbo back room threw
tho door open. Tho Hnwkshaw, ex
pecting to And n den of counterfeiters
or burglars, rushed through tho door
and fell Into a plumber's Bhop, whero
two of the employes were working.
FnOM THE DAItlC JUNGLE.
A HIjj nnboon IlrouRht Over on the
An emigrant with an Afro-Hibernian
countenaneo arrived on tho Swedish
bark Hermes, a cnptlvo In chains. He
Is a Inrgo South African baboon of In
telligent appearance and manners, nnd
was brought from East London, South
Africa, by the captain of tho bark. Ho
Is only eighteen months old, stands
four feet In height nnd with a little
training could give that long distance
orator, Corbett, a discussion that
would make his hair rise In fright, and
his oily tongue lose Its cunning. When
the Bklpper palled for this country he
tied up the baboon with a tight chain,
and a box was given him to sleep. In
near the cook's gallery, and he often
observed the cooking nnd the cook.
Ono day when tho ship had been out
a short time he broko his chain and
proceeded to mash tho crockery In the
gallery, In consequence, part of tho
crow had to cat from various utensils
during tho remainder of tho voyage.
Later he again broke a stronger chain
and assaulted tho captain's sok who
was at the wheel, and If the first and
second mates bail not: lninrfrui tin.
man would havo suffered Injur)'. The
apo had a great time on tho trip, and
to tell of his troubles und fun would
fill a volume. He became tho pet of
the crew for all that and made tho
voyage a lively one. Notwithstanding
his popularity he arrived with an Iron
collar and nnenor chain tied to It.
New York Correspondence.
"Horatio," whispered the hcnlne,
"the villain still pursues me."
"Hal" exclaimed tho lover. "But
fear not. Sco thou the ravine that In
tervenes between ue nhd him?"
"Yes, Horatio, but the bridge. Ho
can cross yon bridge at a bound."
"Fear not, I say. no has got to
stop In the middle of it and do a song
and dance. Courage!" Detroit Trib
une. Not 8o Much Lending;
Blobbs What nonsense It Is for tho
newspapers In their accounts of wed
dings to describe tho bride being led
to the altar.
Slobbs How bo?
Blobbs Well, most girls could find
their way there In the dark. Wllllams
Wow a Fnlhrr ann Two ftona Kept
Hsiigrr Rcnala at Haj- Until lleln
When my grandfather wbb a young
man ho made n Journey oil horseback
from hla home In Indiana far down
Into Louisiana; and when ho had
grown very old ho enjoyed telling the
adventures, which were the chief part
of bis experience on tho lonely ride
through tho wilderness. Somewhere
In Alabama he passed the night at a
cabin occupied by a pioneer family,
and whllo he nnd tho host were smok
ing at tho flro and discussing troubles
and dangers, the following story wns
offered for my grandfather's delecta
tion: A man by the name of Turner and
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his two sons, John nnd James, aged,
respectively, thirteen nnd fifteen, left
their homes to go to mill, each carry
ing n sack of corn on his shoulder.
They bad to go on foot, because of tho
steepness of tho path which led over
Owing to an unusual amount of
grain already In when the Turners ar
rived with their grists. It was after
nightfall before thoy were able to set
out for homo with their meal on their
backs. Meantime, a snowstorm bad
come up and the ground was covered
three or four inches deep with snow,
whllo the flakes Btill fell thick nnd
fast. Mr. Turner led the way. Al
though the path was covered up, ho
knew every landmark on tho mount
ain, nnd notwithstanding bis heavy
lond of meal, to which ho had added
the weight of n small quarter of fresh
venison, Itought of tbo miller, ho went
briskly along, followed by tho lads.
They never once thought of danger
until the whining snarl of a wolf
sounded closo to them. This was Just
as they reached tho highest rocky
comb of the mountain, where tho for
est was thin and stunted.
"Boys, keep close to me," said Mr.
Turner; "that's n wolf."
James nnd John did not need to be
twice told; they pressed their father's
sides as they trudged, nnd their hearts
At first they thought that but one
wolf was following them, but soon
enough It was certain that at lenBt a
dozen snarling nnd hungry animals
were venturing closer and closer to
Mr. Turn&r made his sons go ahead
of him. whllo ho brought up tho rear,
defending himself by frequently turn
ing about and yelling savngely.
Wolves aro great cowards until they
havo onco begun an attack; but when
tho fight opens they arc desperately
For some time all went well. Tho
pack sneaked and snarled cIobo behind
Mr. Turner. But all at onco some dim
forms showed themselves In front of
tho boys, nnd began to mnkc danger
ous passes, snapping their teeth keen
ly nnd urging one another on. Mr.
Turner, yelling loudly, pressed the
boys forward, until they reached n
place where their way led t.long tho
foot of n great cliff of limestone. If
lie could reach a certain point ho
would make a stand for defense. And
bo did reach It Just In time to try his
plan of oattie, wnicii was 10 ibko pos
session of a shallow cavity In the face
of tho rock.
At some time, long before this, the
wind bad blown a trcptop down from
Iho plateau above. From this Mr.
Turner nud the boys broke such club-
us they could got hold tf ; theu the des
perate wolves madu a dash. Down
erne tho clubs, swung by sturdy arms,
and Buch howls of pain und rage went
echoing down tho mountain uldo ns
almost drowned the moanlug of the
After this there was a morasnt, of
comparative Bllcnce, and th brutes
rrJtbdrew to a little distance.
"With Heroic Vlsrar the Two lloa Redoubled Their Illow.
"Look out! Hin they come!" shout
ed Mr. Turner. "Hit hard, boysl"
Ho kllled'ono' Instantly with a blow
on the head, and sprang forward over
its body, striking right nnd left and
Now a very singular accident hap
pened. Mr. Turner had to keep up pis
tactics of dashing forward a pace or
two In advance of bis sons, In order to
scatter tho wolves. While doing this
ho somehow slipped and fell, and 1b
stantly the wolves covered him. With
heroic vigor the two boys redoubled
their blows, nnd pounded away to
such effect that the assailing brutes
were driven back before they could do
Mr. Turner much barm. Unfortunate
ly, however. In Btrlklng nt tho wolves,
one of tho boys hit their father and
knocked him senseless, so that he lay
quite still. They thought him dead,
but they fought on more despcratclyi
than ever; for now It required almost
superhuman exertion to keep tho
wolves from devouring their father's
All this tlmo they had been halloo
ing and crying for help, their voices
going far through the Buow-burdcncd
Bravery and heroic rcslstnneo aro
nearly always rewarded. At tho last
moment help unexpectedly and sud
denly arrived. There was n shout
down below; then another and nnoth
er. A pack of hounds began to harry
tho wolves from behind. Three or
four rifles cracked keen and clear. In
less time than I take to write It tho
wholo howling body of wolves had
betn scattered or killed, and the pant
ing, almost dying, boys, wcro In tho
bauds of a hunting party.
Cantrnata In Cuatotua.
One of the most enjoyable things It
travel Is to notice how etiquette varies
from land to land. In America, when
a steamer lcave&,tho men shake lin:id3
and tho women kiss each other and
pomctlmes cry. In Frauco and Italy,
especially, the women weep, while tho
rren kiss nnd bug each other, almost
na vigorously ns if they were IujU
wrestling match. An American wo
man shakes hands with n man of her
acquaintance, while lu Spain she al
ways gives her Hand to be kissed. It
makes the same sensation In Madrid
for a man to xeize a woman's hand
and shake It as It does In New York
for a foreigner to seize a New York
woman's hand and kiss It.
In America It Is rare for wine or
beer to be seen on tho table at a wo
man's luncheon or dinner party. In
Europe, not to have them Avould be
considered tho height of discourtesy.
Among tho Western nations, to offer
it visitor a cup of lea is to invite him
to prolong his viRit. Among the East
prn nations, it Is the conventional In
timation thnt It Is time for him or her
to go. An American man removes his
hat wlille talking to a woman, while
the "cad" keeps It carefully perched
upon his car. In China a native man
would sooner lose his head than be
seen without his hat on when In com
pany, while the rufllnu takes it off as
a mark of disrespect.
We put on our best shoes when our
friends cnll or when we call upon our
friends. In Japan, a woman takes off
her shoes at tho threshold nnd makes
her call in her stocking feet upon the
hostess, who Is similarly attired.
Among tho Anglo-Saxons, tho most
cordial invitation Is "help yourself
and be at homo." This, in the tropical
lands, !? very bad form. You express
the same plensaut tLougbt there ly
Haying, "My servants are yours, nnd
that ono (pointing out tho best one)
Is your boy whonrvor you are here."
In Western lands every guest has
his or l.er own knife. In Eastern
lands, to give a guest a knife Is an lu
Bult, etiquette demanding that the la
bor of cutting bo done by the cook nud
not by tbo guest. In America, n wo
man will not expose her ankles to
view, while an AmMan woman ucven
thinks of her lower extremities, but
legnrds the exposute of the face as a
positive crime. New York Mall and
Golnn for tho PlnytrrlKhta,
Carrlngton. Sometimes the critics
rouse a playwright up and say to him:
"Look here, old man, wake up, and be
a little more up to date; don't give us
conventional types that vanished fiom
the earth more than forty yeara ago!"
Then ho wakes up for a bit and goes
to nature? No! To the comic papers.
Esdnle. Of course, thero Is still too
much truth In what you say.
Carrlngton. Tako me to auy play
you llko to select, and I will show you,
In tbo course of It, gross violations of
probability that. If they wcro commit
ted by a novelist .would make one
throw his book asldo and never read
a line of him again. Do you doubt it?
Esdale. It is probably enough, alas!
Carrlngton. Then, since we havo
men who can write, why the mischief
don't we get them to write our plays
for us? Nineteenth Cautury.
CONVERTING MUIT INTO SOUND.
Simple Explanation of nnlnlcreiN
One of the marvels of modern sci
ence, is tho conversion of a beam of
light into sound. The light is thrown
through a lens on a glass vessel con
taining lampblack, colored silk, worst
ed, or other substances. A dlsb,
having slits or openings cut In it, is
mnde to fevolvc swiftly In this beam
of light bo as to cut It up, making al
ternate flashes of light and shadow.
On putting the car to tho glass vessel,
strange sounds arc heard' so long aa
tho flashing beam is upon it. Another
phase of this remarkable discovery Is
still more Interesting. A beam of sun
light Is passed through n prism. The
disc is turned nnd the colored light of
tho solar spectrum Is mado to break
through It. If tho car be placed to the
vessel containing tho silk, wool or
other material, as tho colored light
falls upon it, sounds will bo given by
different parts of tho spectrum, and
there will bo silence lu some other
parts. To Illustrate: If tho vessel
contains red worsted and the green
light fall supon it, loud Bounds will be
heard. Only fceblo sounds will be
heard If the red and bluo rays fall
upon It, and the other colors make no
sound nt all. Green silk gives sound
best in red light. It Is by no means
Improbable that this discovery fore
shadows a new law of harmonics, and
Remington's experiments in tone-color
may possibly, by this new applica
tion of sight nnd sound, result in
some practical theory which will glvo
us nn entirely now scheme of music.
Tho thing Is but in Its Infancy, bur
the mere fact that such a discovery
has been made cannot but forecast
Important results. Invention.
A Married IVoninn'n Sla-nntarc.
Most of tho renders of "Silas Lap
ham" will remember poor Mrs. Lap
ham's dilemma over the way to sign
her name to a noto and how .she ex
tricated herself by saying "Mrs. S.
Lnpham," which sho thought non
committal. All better Informed than
herself know that there Is no mistake
In etiquette much more scorned than
this very blunder. Yet all must feel,
too, that It is an absurd ruling which
makes a married woman give no hint
of her husband's name, and her own
usual title even In lettera of purest
business. This Is tho English Idea
which has emigrated to America. In
France a woman makes a distinction
between her social and her business
correspondence. With the former she
signs herself, for Instance, "Mary
Smith," and with tho latter "Mrs. John
Smith." And common sense would
seem to bo entirely on tho side of
the French woman. Philadelphia In
quirer. The Hone AVum Dent.
A case entirely now to medical
science enmo under the observation of
the physicians at tho Maryland uni
versity hospital recently. James Ty
mon wns the patient, and he was
allllcted In n peculiar way. Tymon Is
employed nt the bakery of D. W.
Lord, at No. 10 East Camden street,
and Is nbout nineteen years of age.
While at work he accidentally fell
upon his right arm. He felt an acute
pain in the member, as If it had been
fractured. The pain was intenso and
linnlly Tymon's employers sent him to
the hospital, where ho wns examined
by tho physicians In charge. To their
surprise they discovered that, Instead
of being broken, tho bone of tjic fore
arm was bent so ns to form almost a
circle, and was firm In that position.
It waa something that the physicians
had not come In contact with before.
It is supposed by tho doctors in at
tendance up Tymon that the bono had
become softened in somo way, cither
through constitutional weakness or a
peculiar diet. Baltimore Herald.
HIh Ticket Snved Them.
Mileage tickets In Bciliu go by tho
name of "kllometorhefr," and the
stamped stubs chow exactly whero
and when tho holder of the ticket was
at any given time nnd place. This Is
what saved the drummer for a Cnrls
ruho firm tho other day In a predica
ment. Just as ho was climbing into
the train leaving for Mannheim ho
was arrested. An awful crime had
been committed a few hours before In
the Haardt forest, not far away, and
tho minute description of tho perpe
trator tallied exactly with tho nppenr
ance of the unfortunate drummer.
Then tho ticket camo to the rescue.
That furnished nn undeniable nllbl for
him, as It showed him to have been
100 miles from the scene of the crime
nt the tlmo of Its occurrence. The
proof was furnished so promptly thnt
tho drummer did not con miss his
train. Boston Transcript.
To Outdo Vnnderbllt.
It is said that John D. Rockefeller
will soon begin tho erection of a
chateau which will rival that of
Georgo Vnnderbllt In North Carolina.
Tho Rockefeller mansion will bo of
white stone, which will stand ucnr
his present house, commanding a mag
nificent viow of the Hudson river. The
architecture will be of tho renaissance
htyle, and tho building will probably
contain several hundred rooms. The
house will bo lavishly furnished and
will bo lighted by electricity. In
architecture, llnlsh, furnishing and
decorations It promises to be the finest
country establishment In America.
Coat of New I'ontnl Service.
As for many years past, tho post
oillco department last year failed to
make expenses. The outgo wns ?S0.
700,172 and tho income $7u0S3,i;S.
tho dlffercnco being $0,807,044. Re
ceipts Increased $1,002,040, but ex
pemlltures Increased ?2,450.75S, so tho
equilibrium is still far out of sight.
Tho chief Item of expenditure is rail
road mall transportation, .$20,420,747;
postmasters get in salaries, $10,870,
R)S; clerks In offices, $0,414,135; free
delivery service. $12,130,002: railway
postal car service, $2,040,030; postal
ear clerks. $7,103,025; star route her
vice, $5,753,570. Baltimore Sun.
MlRhty Good fur Teeth.
Man with awful tootbnebo meets n
friend and tells hlin his woes.
The Friend Ah! I had Just as bsS a
toothache ns you yesterday, and I
wnt home, and my wife petted me
and kissed me and made so much of
mo that the toothacho disappeared.
You take my tip.
The Aeheyone Is your wjfc at home,
do you tbluk? Detroit Tribune.
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