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ASH BARREL PHILOSOPHY.
The Comedy and Tragedy of a Household
Recalled by Its Receptacle for Dobrli.
An ash barrel overflowing with house
hold refuse !
Not a very tempting object , but a vol-
nmo of philosophy is stowed away among
the curious debris of this fat receptacle
on the curbstone. Near the top is a bit
of dainty fabric a mere fragment of a
woman's handkerchief. It has fluttered
an the brisk sea breeze of Newport or
Long Branch , a pretty vehicle of gay
flirtations. A sad spectacle it is now
with its torn and soiled lace edging. Be
neath this relic of Jho flown summer lies
the ferruled end of a heavy walking
stick the gift of a fond mamma to her
fair haired boy , who is considered a
great swell among his fellow chappiea.
The cane was a bit out of fashion when
the youngster's mother presented it , and
"tho fellows of the club , " you know ,
guyed him about the stick. In a fit of
anger he broke the thing over his knee
( a wondrous feat of strength ) , and it
found its way next morning to the ash
Peeping from beneath a broken fruit
dish is the tiny toe of a dilapidated
patent leather boot. The graceful lines
of a feminine foot are still there , despite
the shabbiness. Do you think this san
dal of a modern Venus still reinembew
the night that Harry Highflier begged
to drink in champagne the health of hir.
adored ono from this same castoff piece
of footgear ?
A battered , torn and glossless silk hat
of a date long past nest comes to light.
Through what vicissitudes has this dis
carded "tile" accompanied paterfamil
ias ! It would still be reposing in a cor
ner of an attic closet had not the wife
of the wearer's bosom thrown it in the
What a jumble of broken objects are
overturned by the prodding hook a
young girl's glove ; a bunch of wilted
roses , with a card attached ( compli
ments of Dick Dovely ) ; a fragment of
mirror , with the end of a spray of forget-
inenots painted on its silver surface ; a
shred of muterfamilias' wedding dress ;
a shattered Nankeen vase ; a badly
cracked billiard ball and the remnants
of a schoolboy's slate !
Ah , but here is a symbol of gayety
the green nose of a pofc bellied demijohn
rotund and robust , and not a mite dis
concerted by its present unfortunate po
sition. Its fiery contents , long since dis
appeared down the throats of men , has
helped to cheer as well as make foolish
the drinkers at its font. The scrap of
rug , which stands like a soft wall be
tween a sharp edged brick and the wil
low clad sides of the demijohn had saved
the latter from destruction. Good luck
usually attends the wicked and unthink-
iri * r .
Some Scraps of paper are blown up
ward by the strong autumn breeze. They
are fragments of a letter. "Must have
money immediately been foolish
lost all gambling mean to reform
your refusal will be ruined. "
Here is another scrap of paper , with a
girlish scrawl on its much soiled surface :
"Dearest Harry never thought cared
for me very happy call soon your
own.1 New York Recorder.
Dr. I.ahjg'3 Method of Distilling.
Some interesting processes in obtain
ing distilled or lighter products from
mineral oils have been described by Dr.
Laing , of Edinburgh , before the Royal
Scottish Society of Arts. Among these
he names the arrangement of a still in
such a manner that the oil is continu
ously being distilled into itself until the
required density is obtained. Dr. Laing
showed that radiant heat is a powerful
agent in breaking down oil vapors , and
can be utilized by passing the gases as
they leave the still through a super
heater at a high temperature , placed
between the still and the condenser.
His ingenious method for distilling
tinder pressure by means of which a
hold is kept on all the considerable gases
until liquefied he describes as consist
ing of a relief tank interposed between
the pressure valve and the condenser ,
into which the gases escape as they come
from the still , the pressure here getting
distributed over such a large area that
it is practically reduced to nil , the oil
running to the receiver at ordinary at
Dr. Laing's new form of still for pre
venting oils being broken down , as in
distilling for lubricating oils and paraf-
fine was , is so constructed that the non
conducting heavy residues which are
continually forming under distillation
are constantly being removed from the
source of heat. New York Sun.
The \Vlres Under the Sea.
The world's submarine cables now
measure about 143,011 nautical miles ,
in 1,168 sections. Different governments
control 833 sections , or 13,383 miles ,
France claiming 8,269 miles , Great Brit
ain 1,599 , Germany 1,579 , and Italy
1,027 miles. The-remaining 335 cables ,
aggregating 129,628 miles , are owned by
I'-'ivate companies. This great length
of cable has been nearly all made on the
banks of the Thames , but Italy now has
a cable factory , and France will soon
have two. To lay and repair the cables
requires the constant service of a spe
cially equipped fleet of thirty-seven ves
sels of 56,955 tons. Ohio State Journal.
Sold Beds Besides Preaching.
An active pastor , who has now retired
from both ministerial and "commercial
life , was for many years partner in an
iron bedstead business , and was not
ashamed. He was accustomed to boast
that his connection with business en
abled him to live in a good house , to
dress his wife well , to educate his chil
dren , to keep a respectable table for his
friends , to help the poor and to benefit
the church , all or which was true. Na
A Boply from Tennyson.
On one occasion it was publicly stated
that Tennyson had drawn his inspiration
from Horace and Keats , and a corre
spondent wrote to ask him if this were
30. "No , " ho replied ; "Horace and
Keats were great masters , bnt not my
r" New York Tribune.
THE MYSTERY UNRAVELED.
A Clever Is'etvHiwpcr Man Divines th
lleudon of a Tremendous Blockade.
"What is it ? "
"Who is hurt ? '
"Anybody been run over ? "
"Is it a man in a tit ? "
High above the "ceaseless rumble and
roar of traffic rose human voices in anx
ious inquiry , and the dense throng at the
intersection of State and Madison streets
grew denser still. It was just before
sunset , and the mighty heart of Chi
cago's business center throbbed with the
feverish energy that marked the closing
hours of another day of toil , and the
hurrying homeward of restless , eager
thousands. The swiftly moving streams
of humanity that are wont to meet in
eddying whirls in this dizzy vortex and
then diverge and move onward again ,
each in its destined course , had sudden
ly become blocked and chaos reigned.
Pushed toward the common center by
the ever hurrying throngs afoot , in car
riages and in street cars , and unable to
extricate themselves , men , women and
children gasped for breath , and the
crowd in the streets and on the side
walks overflowed into alleys and surged
hither and yon like the resistless ebb
and flow of a mighty sea.
A policeman on the outskirts of the
dense throng climbed a lamppost , and
from his elevated position surveyed the
"Give him air , " he shouted sternly ,
waving his club. "Give him air ! "
"What's the matter ? " inquired a hun
dred voices as he climbed down.
"I don't know , " he answered , and with
gloomy , lowering brow ho strutted up
the street , disappeared down a short
flight of stairs , from which a fe / mo
ments later he emerged , wiping his
mouth , and in the same stern , uncom
promising way he walked a block far
ther and sent in a fire alarm.
Meanwhile the surging multitude at
State and Madison grew every moment
more appalling and inextricable.
Something must be done.
Fiercely elbowing his way through
the crowd , a newspaper reporter at last
was seen bearing down toward the cen
ter of the compact mass. His hat was
off , his hair flying in the wind , and his
face was deathly pale , but with set teeth
and dilated nostrils he tore his way
along , thrusting to the right and left
every ono who opposed his progress.
Reaching the center of the throng he
seized two individuals by their arms , and
in the same resolute , fearless way opened
a passage for them to the outside , and ,
as if by magic , the vast concourse dis
solved ; the converging streams of hu
manity whirled and eddied as before ,
and the business heart of the great city
The reporter had conjectured rightly.
The blockade was caused by two women
who had met in the exact center of the
street and stopped to tell each other the
troubles they were having with their
hired girls. Chicago Tribune.
"Very" with a Verb.
"Pleased " in the "
, expression "very
pleased , " is nothing more than the past
participle passive of "please" used as an
adjective. "Very , " so far as I am
aware , is never used with any other part
of a verb , and then only when that part
has become adjective by usage. The
from ' "Dun-
following quotation Pope's -
ciad" shows its use as an adjective :
Thou triumph'st , Victor of the high wrought
And the pleas'd dame , soft smiling , lead'st
A similar use of the word is when we
say a person's face has "a pleased ex
pression. " This being the case it is as
correct to saj * "very pleased" as to say
"very much pleased. " Annandale's "Im
perial Dictionary , " subject "Very , " has :
"Among old writers very was fre
quently used alone to modify a past
participle , and it is still to some extent
so used ; thus , Sir W. Jones has 'very
concerned ; ' Gibbon , 'very unqualified ; '
Sydney Smith , 'very altered'etc. "
As there is no verb unqualify , un
qualified can be nothing else but an ad
jective , and concerned and altered come
under the sanio part of speech. When
we say , "I am very pleased , " there is no
action implied , but there is simply a
dfisnrmtion of the state ot nnmlitirvn in
which one is at the time of speaking.
F. C. Birkbeck Terry in Notes and
Her Rule of IJfe.
Mrs. Little was a woman greatly re
spected in the little neighborhood where
she lived. "Her friends and neighbors
often spoke of her knowledge of Bible
teachings , and few were the occasions
when she did not remind them of her
attainments by some apt quotation.
"How is it , Mrs. Little , " asked a neigh
bor one day , "that you can always re
member some suitable quotation for
everything that happens ? "
"Oh , I don't know , " responded the
ijood woman with a pleased smile , "un
less 'tis because I always act on what I
Bay. Now , whenever I see folks provoked
[ jest associate it with 'Let not the sun
go down upon your wrath. '
"I've always acted on that myself. I
made it a rule when I was young never
to let the sun go down when I was mad.
And so it is with other things , and I
s'pose that's one reason I remember. "
The Pottery Tree of Brazil.
The pottery tree , found in Brazil , is
curious and useful. One would scarcely
expect to find pots and jars and pitchers
jrowing in if not on a tree , but the ma
terial for them certainly grows in this
tree. It is found in the form of silica ,
chiefly in the bark , although the very
hard wood of the tree also yields it. To
make this curious pottery the bark is
burned , and what remains is ground to
powder and mixed with clay. Har
per's Young People.
aiollie Fancher's Blng.
Mollie Fancher wears a pretty birth
day ring. The setting is modern , bnt
; he gem itself is said to have been found
at Pompeii. It i&&a. orange red sar-
3onyx , with a fnneral/bni cirbin intaglio ,
ind is set very-simply in Etruscan gold.
New York. ' *
Where the English Foots Are Burled.
Of Shakespeare Westminster abbey
contains only a monument. His bones ,
as everybody knows , rest at Stratford-
upon-Avon , and Milton is honored only
by a bust. The author of "Paradise Lost"
is buried in the Church of St. Giles ,
Cripplegate , and there is no reason to
doubt that the dean and chapter of his
day would have refused him the right of
sepulture in the abbey when he died had
it been then asked for. Even so late as
the beginning of the Eighteenth century
the phrase , "second to Milton alone , "
which had been proposed as an epitaph
for the poet Phillips , was "ruled out" by
Dean Sprat , who regarded the name of
Milton as too detestable to appear in a
building dedicated to religion.
Thirty years later not only Milton's
name but the bust to his memory was
admitted , although the accompanying
inscription was not of a felicitous char
acter. Byron was actually refused
burial in the abbey ; Goldsmith lies in
the precincts of the temple ; Gray was
buried in the country churchyard , that
at Stoke Poges , near Slough , in which
ho wrote his immortal "Elegy ; " and of
more modern bards Wordsworth , Ten
nyson's immediate predecessor in the
laureateship , is buried "by Botha's
stream" in Grasmere churchyard , while
the heart of Shelley and the body of
Keats are interred in a Protestant ceme
tery at Home.
Posterity is the only sure judge of
poetical renown , and who can doubt
that were Keats and Shelley to die now
they would as a matter of course be
accorded a place where Browning
and Tennyson lie. It is a safe predic
tion , however , that our descendants will
not hold us of the Nineteenth century to
blame for admitting into the poets' cor
ner the remains of the author of "Morte
d'Arthur" and "In Memoriam. " Lon
Being Near at Hand.
"I suppose , " said an Englishwoman
to two American travelers on the deck
of one of the big transatlantic steamers ,
"that you intend to visit Shakespeare's
"Oh , yes , * ' was the answer ; "we shall
go to Stratford by all means. You have
been there of course ? "
"No ; I never have been. Very few
English people go there , but it is a great
resort for Americans. "
"Why is it that English people take
so little interest , comparatively , in the
town which produced so great a genius ? "
" \A/rt 1 I I / OTlT t1 O S > ff\1 V4fji * * siwnsxvtio
ir t AA J. wuiiuuu tllilU nil
, . _ ; I ; J.UJ. Au ,
possibly on the theory that one is never
so likely to visit what is always within
one's reach as are those who go to a
strange country with the special object
of sightseeing. Why , on this very
steamer I have met an American who
told me that , although his home is close
to New York , he has never visited your
Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central
park except once , while he has been a
number of times to the British museum ,
and repeatedly to the Louvre. Now , I
fancy that if he lived a few hundred
miles from New York , and occasionally
went there to 'see the sights , ' he would
have a much more intimate knowledge
of the museum than he has now , when
it is within his reach every day , or at
least every week. " New York Tribune.
Some Horrors of Quackery.
The old proverb , "Any port in a
storm , " has often found practical illus
tration in the empirical treatment of
disease. Time was when even regular
practitioners in the art of healing in
cluded in their professional armament ,
along with many simple remedies of
real value , other matters , the very men
tion of which might almost suffice to en
gender illness. We may feel thankful
that we have now entered upon a later
and more scientific era , and that such
extraordinary drugs as weasels' gizzards ,
does' hoofs , snails , and other even more
repulsive horrors , do not now find a place
in any pharmacopeia.
There still exists , however , a species
of medical folklore , and some of its pre
scribed wisdom available for use in ill
ness is of the most remarkable kind.
Times of panic , by throwing a popula
tion to some entent on its own resources
for treatment , are apt to create a de-
uiuuu lui tiiese oui vivma ui u UUIMS. age.
This happened lately in Germany , where
a toad cooked with much care was swal
lowed as a cure for cholera. As to tlie
result we are not informed. Most of us
would probably choose to suffer rather
than thus attempt our own relief . Lon
"My poor Eugenie , " began George
Band to Delacroix , "I am afraid I have
got bad news for you. " "Indeed , " said
Delacroix , without interrupting his
work , and just giving her one of his
cordial smiles in guise of welcome.
"Yes , my dear friend , I have carefully
consulted my own heart , and the upshot
is I grieve to tell you that I feel I
cannot and could never love you. " Del
acroix kept on painting. "Is that a
fact ? " he said. "Yes , and I ask you to
pardon me and give me credit for my
candor my poor Delacroix. "
Delacroix did not budge from his
easel. "You are angry with me , are you
not ? You will never forgive me ? " "Cer
tainly I will. Only I want you to keep
quiet for ten minutes. I have got a bit
of sky here which has caused me a good
deal of trouble ; it is just coming right.
Go and sit down , or else take a little
walk and be back in ten minutes. " Of
course George Sand did not return. An
Englishman in Paris.
Gorilla Against Elephant.
Monkeys are not very brave , although
the gorilla will sometimes attack an ele
phant when he is sure of his advantage.
The male gorilla often carries a huge
stick and knows how to use it. As the
elephant is fond of the same fruit which
attracts the gorilla , an encounter fre
quently takes place. The gorilla , seated
in the tree , sees the elephant approach ,
cautiously drops down to a bough , and
availing himself of the opportunity
brings his club sharply down on the
sensitive trunk of his enemy , who rushes
away trumpeting-with anger and pain.
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The laws of health are taught in our (
schools ; but not in a way to be of much practical - j
tical benefit and are never illustrated by liv-1
ing examples , which in many cases could
easily be done. If some scholar , who had ;
contracted a cold was brought before the i
school , so that all could hear the dry loud !
cough , and know its significance ; see the thin '
white coating on the tongue and later , as the
cold developes , see the profuse watery ex
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the nose , not one of them would ever forget
what the first symptoms of a cold were. The
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