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ONE GOOD FEELINO.
What's a fair or noble face
If the mind ignoble be!
What though beauty in each grace
May her own resemblance see!
Eyes may catch from heaven their spell,
Lips the ruby light recall;
In the home for love to dwell,
One good feeling's worth them alL
Give me virtue's rose to trace
Honor's kindling glance and mien;
Howsoever plain the face
Beauty is where these are seenl
Raven ringlets o'er the snow
Of tho whitest neck may fall;
In the home for love we know
One good feeling's worth them alL
MY AUNT SUSIE.
My name, is Sarah Blank. When
my parents died they, being poor in
money but rich in virtues, loft mo
nothing: but their good name and a
spirit too proud to ask favors from
my wealthy relations or help from
Consequently I have, since thoir
death, supported myself as a 'domes
tic, " which, owing to my beinc brought
up in tho country, where I had no ed
ucational facilities, seemed the only
way open for me to earn a livelihood,
although in time I hope to do some
My first idea in selecting that una
ristocratic occupation was to secure a
homo with nice people, which I navo
done, and save enough money to start
a dress-making business after I teach
myself how to do it
Being naturally neat and pleasing
in my faco and manner and, also, in
dustrious and quick to learn, it goes
without saying that I am treated "as
one of tho family" and mado a great
deal of by tho good people in whose
service 1 am and whose friendship I
While my mother lay sick in our
very humble homo she gave to mo a
sealed letter which, if she died, I was
to take in person to an aunt I had
never met This relative, having
married a man who subsequently be
came immensely rich, was a leader in
socioty. and altogether too fashiona
ble to maintain even an acquaintance
with her more worthy but moneyless
For nearly a year that letter had
laid in my trunk neglected, for I
imagined its contents were of a de
pendent nature, and, may bo, asking
aid in my behalf, which I didn't
want especially from a rich relation
likely to have her head turned with
mm my wnnnoiuing tno missive,
which might not be as 1 thought
worried me, and at last I resolved to
visit my aunt and deliver it
So, getting a leave of absence for
a few days, and making myself look
like the modest and refined young
lady I am, I started off to perform tho
At the end of almost a day's journey
I reached tho handsome suburban
town where my. aunt lived and found
myself late in the afternoon treading
a winding carriage driveway through
tho spacious and beautiful grounds be
longing to a magnificent homo which I
saw through tho trees.
My courage almost gave out when I
mounted the mansion's broad piazza
steps, for I had no7er seon anything
so grand in my native town, and when
the gorgeous and pompous man ser
vant met me at tho door I was so over
come with awe that I fear the courtsey
I gave him was old fashioned and
But I know enough not to offer to
shake hands and to lay tha lotto? on
tho silver tray he held out and ask
him to please take it to my aunt who I
hoped would be glad to see me.
With an un movable solemn face and
am imposing, very dignified bow he
showed mo in the lovely reception
room, and bidding me take a seat he
strutted away and left me.
It seemed a long time before I
heard the rustle of someone's silk
dress und light footsteps on the pol
ished lloor of tho great hall, and the
sounds, telling mo that my awfully
rich and stylish aunt was coming,
made my heart flutter indeed.
When I looked up there sho stood,
tall and stately, and elegantly at
tired, surveying me through her cold
eye-glasses with disdainful curl on
her thin lips and nover saying a word.
Rising from my chair at onco I held
out my trembling hand with. "Aunt
Susie, I am so glad to see you."
Drawing back, as If afraid to touch
me, she frcezingly said, "I don't
know you, Miss."
Oh. no, "I tried to smile, "for you
haven't seen mo sinco I was a little
girl. But you arc my aunt and that
wfs my mother's letter I brought I
I don't know what was in it Ma
ma told me to tako it to you while
she was sick, just before she died.
Not a look of wolcomo or recogni
tion showed on her stern, white face.
Her thin lips curled more disdainfully
as she drew still further away.
"I do not know you. Miss." she re
peated slowly and emphatically.
The tears began to stream down my
flushed face. "Are you not the moth
er of Mr. William Blanlc who lives in
Eighty-first street in New York?" I
asked as quietly as I could.
I believe I am," she cooly an
swered. Then." I quickly replied. you
surely are my aunt for ho told mo
your address and said I ought to calL
on you and that you would certainly
like to see me for poor mother's
sake." She came a step nearer when I said,
that and I thought she was going to
kiss me and ask pardon for her mis
take. Bui; No! Her faco became colder
and harder, and her eyes glared cru
elly through their unsympathetic
jiiaascs as sue rcpuiiicu again, "i un
derstand you do domestic work I
not know jou and. what's more, I
not wish to know you."
When she turned on her heeL
stalked stiffly from the room and. I
heard her telling the listening footmaa
out in the hall to order the carriage
and have "that young creature' taken
to the station at once in time for the
But I wanted no carriage. Before
her directions were done I gained and
opened the front door and was hurry
ing away over the beautiful lawn.
When I reached the road I burst
into tears, but they soon stopped when
mv xiehteoua indignation ajt the. abasia- jl
fully heartless reception rose within
When I boarded the train no one
would have known from my manner
that anything but pleasure had come
from my visit to the nearest relative I
had in the world.
How thankful I was to get "home"
and how kind and thoughtful of my
feelings were the true friends and I
might say. guardians who employed
When I had time to reflect on the
inexcusably mean way my aunt had
treated me and compare her unlady
like manners with those of honest
people I came to tho conclusion that
it wouldn't hurt her any to be punish
ed a little, so one day I sent by mail
the following letter to her written as
well if not better than she herself
could do it
"My Dearest Aunt Susie:
I have good news to tell you. I was
impressed so favorably with your pretty
town that I have determined to live there
and be near you, for it will be real nice
for ns to become true friends and see each
other of ten as relatives ought to do.
As soon as my month is up here I shall
procure a situation in your neighborhood
with one of your friends, if possible. I
will bring the best of references from my
present place and, of course, you will be
glad to speak a good word for me to who
ever I send. I am not afraid to say that
for all domestic work I am highly quali
fied and my cooking is hard to excel.
Perhaps you may like to find a place for
me and, if you will I shall esteem the
With much love to you and uncle I am
Your affectionate niece,
By return mail I received an unex
pected reply as follows;
"Pise Lawx, May 14.
My Dear Niece,
Do forgive me for the mistake I made
in not reco, raizing you when you came so
far to see me. I am indeed sorry and
promise you a welcome befitting your re
lationship, if you will honor me soon again
with a visit
I think as good-looking and capable a
girl as you ought to find a higher employ
ment than that which you have chosen,
though I feel proud of your independent
spirit in trying to take care of yourself.
But I have a plan for you which I sin
cerely trust will be accepted it is for you
to make your home with me jnst as if
you wore my daughter and allow uncle
and myself to send you to the college in
our town for the full term of four years
-we, of course to pay all the expenses.
After that you will be at liberty to still
be "our new daughter" and live with us
or not just as you think best
Now take time to reflect well on our of
fer and remember that the joy a new
daughter will give us in our large but
lonely house will more than reward us
for expenditures we so cheerfully wish to
make for yon. And you can repay it all
when college days are oyer and
when you can earn ten times the money
which your present business affords.
Hoping to hear your assent to the above,
Your loving 'Aunt Susie.'"
The letter took my breath away, you
can be sura and I am thinking of it
night and day. 3 I am half of a mind
to accept it What would you do?
TWO MORE BISHOPS.
Action of taw Metkodlat Coa-
Omaha, Neb., May 16. Bishop Good
sell'preaided over the Methodist Gen
eral conference yesterday and Thomas
Karroun of Wyoming conducted the de
votions. While the minutes were be
ing read the politicians were discuss
ing a well-authenticated rumor that
the committee on episcopacy had de
cided to reconsider its action and
recommend that two more
bishops be appointed. Should
the rumor prove true Earl
Cranston of Cincinnati, who has the
largest following, is conceded to be the
first choice. The committee on m
colored bishop has not reported yet,
but from the same source comes the re
port that there will be a colored
bishop, and that Dr. Grandison of Ben
nett university will be the lucky man.
A. C. Johnson is named as Earl Cran
ston's suocessor as agent of the book
concern at Cincinnati.
Thomas Hanlon of New Jersey of
fered a resolution declaring that, as the
conflict between capital and labor is
widespread and of very serious import
ance, and the gospel alone contains an
adequate remedy for the evils com
plained of, the church ought always to
be with the common people; that the
conference recognize the progress of
the conflict aqd that it pledge to th
tolling masses its sympathies in this
unhappy strife, and that, "in and out
of the pulpit, we should do all in our
power to effect a reconciliation on the
gospel basis of the universal brother
hood of man."
Dr. Hanlon made a strong plea for
immediate passage, but was opposed,
and the resolution was referred to the
committee on the state of the church.
A. E. Mahin andC G. Hudson offered
a resolution that, as the conference has
declared the plan of lay delegation
statutory and not constitutional, the
discipline be amended by inserting
after the word "layman" the words
"who ssay be either men or women."
Referred .vitbout debate.
The committee on revisals made a
report recommending that the disci
pline be amended so as to give unor
dained preachers, serving as pastors,
authority to soleaanize Barriagea where
the civil laws give sn"h authority.
Adopted after a short debate.
An old-time row was precipitated on
the question of permitting bishops to
vote or argue in eonunltte on book eon
cern. Amos Shinkle of Kentucky, chair
man of that committee, had decided
that bishops could argue but could not
vote at meetings, and this decision
was appealed from by other members.
The appeal was voted down in the com
mittee and appealed to the general
The regular order of the day, the
presentation of memoirs, having been
reached, business was suspended and
after devotions papers on departed
members of the church were read.
Veterans Want Cow Batter.
Grasd Rapids, Mich., May 18. J.
A. Griffin, an inmate of the Soldier's
Home, entered complaint and asked
for the arrest of Quartermaster Shank
of the home on the charge of violating
the Statedaw relative to oleomargarine
That law prohibiting the use of 'oleo"
in any of the State institutions, under
penalty of $25 to $100 fine for each
offense. Griffin charges that in the
interest of economy Shank has been
feeding the veterans on the artificial
butter. The prosecuting attorney
took tks natUr.mjfr rrlT'TiMrat
BIGHTS OF LAYMEN.
CONTINUANCE OP THE FIGHT
IaveaMfaUoaa to the Alr-Edaeatleaal
Societies Alleged to be Too Lavlah la
Their Kxpestdltmrea To-Dajrs JPxo
eeedtegs. Omaha, Neb., Mav 14. Bishop John
P. Newman presided over yesterday's
session of the Methodist conference
and W. R. Halstead of Indiana con
ducted the devotional exercises. It
was raining and the hall was damp and
cold, so that hardly a quorum was
present when the conference was called
to order. The action of the
committee on Episcopacy in re
fusing to recommend the election
of additional bishops was the topic
of discussion among the delegates dur
ing the reading of the minutes. The
decision comes like a flash of lightning,
as the candidates had all along figured
on more influence than the bishops,
and they had no idea the Episcopal
board could thwart their desires.
The episcopal fight out of the way the
scramble for offices under the book
concern will become more earnest
Dr. Spenee, of Holston, asked that
two assistant secretaries of the Freed
men's Aid society be appointed to assist
in the work. The request wrs referred,
and on motion of Dr. Hunt the honor
ary secretary (Mr. Rust) of that society
was given a seat on the platform.
A special committee of four laymen
and three 'ministers was asked by Dr.
Depaw of Pennsylvania to inquire into
the feasibility qf consolidating the ed
ucational societies. Dr. Depaw de
clared that during the last year the ed
ucational societies had collected $183,-
673 at an expense of between $40,000
and $50,000. He denounced this ratio
of expenditure as unbusinesslike and
demanded that the .committee be ap
pointed and instructed to make a
Mr. Pyne stated that the committee
courted an open, thorough and efficient
investigation and it would show that
every dollar expended was for the
good of the church and society.
The committee on Freedmen's Aid
and Southern Educational .society was
directed by a resolution to inquire into
the finance of that sdciety, as it was al
leged that its expenditures have in
creased rapidly without a propor
tional increase in the schools
or their efficiency. It was
further alleged that while white
schools had multiplied rapidly, but few
or no negro schools had been secured.
The special order of the day being
taken up. Dr. Goucher resumed the
flcor and addressed the conference on
the report of the constitutional com
mittee. In 1702, he said, the first gen
eral conference was held. In it were
no laymen. The ministers had built
up the church and the laymen claimed
no representation in its government.
In 1808 a constitution was accepted
and every conference since then had
met under its provisions and limita
tion, thus making the constitution in
effect a constitutional enactment In
regard to the plan of lay delegates,
the doctor said the constitution qf 1808
allowed the laymen as well as minis
Dr. Bristol of Chicago argued that
there was no Euch thing as two consti
tutions and argued that it would be
impossible to have a constitution for
the conference and one for the church.
He held that under such lessoning tho
church would have to derive its life
from the general conference. What is
needed, he declared. '4s that we should
decide what is the constitution of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and once
decided it will be forever."
As he took his seat at least twenty
five men sprang to their feet, demand
ing recognition. Dr. Bristol's speech
opened a new thought and his oppo
nents wanted to stifle it Judge Law
rence of Ohio, amid applause, secured
the floor. He said there is no such a
thing as a constitution of the general
conference. There was solely a con
stitution of the Methodist Episcopal
After mush desultory and rather
acrimonious discussion, Dr. Graw
earned the thanks and heartfelt grati
tude of every one by moving the pre
vious question, whioh was ordered.
The amendment to the amendment
and the amendment were both voted
down and a vote on the substitute of
Dr. Goucher was taken up, accepted
The Government Not Liable.
Boston', Mayl . The very important
point whether in the innumerable im
porters' cases the United States can be
taxed for costs has been finally settled
by the opinion of Judge Colt of the
United States Circuit Court It sustains
the principle raised by tho District At
torney that while the appeal comes up
from the Collector in all such cases the
United States itself is the party tc the
suit, and therefore interest and costs
cannot run under the Customs Admin
istrative aet This means the saving of
a good many thousands of dollars to
Kb Mere Allans In Public Service.
Washington, May 19. The Senate'
Committee on Civil Service and Re
trenchment to-day ordered a favorable
report on Senator Gallinger's bill re
quiring the heads of othe executive de
partments to dismiss from the public
service all persons who are not citizens
of the United States by nativity or
complete naturalization, and prohibit
ing the appointment of such persons in
Standard's Laat DlTldead.
Nbw Yobk, May 14. The last dlvi.
dend that will be paid on Standard Oil
trust certificates was declared yester
day' payable June 15, when the trust
dissolves to reappear again in some
other form to transact business as'be
fore. The undivided profits on hand
amount to $3,000,000, which will enable
the officials of the trust to pay a divi
dend of a fraction over 3 per cent on
the $07,850,000 worth of certificates.
The Oldeat Ex-Spei
BoBTOir, Mass.. May 16. The Hon.
Robert C. Winthrop, the oldest ex-member
of Congress, is 88 years old and is
receiving many congratulations. Mr.
Winthrop enjoys the. distinction of
having known personally every Presi
dent of the United States except Wash
fcsgtom and JeJferaoB.
DEATH IN COLLIERIES.
rweaty-Two U, one Pit and Mere at
Pxjth, May 16. An imaesse water
spout burst' yesterday in the neighbor
hood of the collieries situated in the
City of Fuenfklrchen. the capital of
the County of Baranya. The hutre
volume of water inundated the sur
rounding country and poured a
great stream into the mines, flood
ing them in a short time and caus
ing a terrible loss of life. The water
poured into the mines so quickly that
the unfortunate men who were en
gaged at work in the lower levels re
ceived no warning of their danger, and,
before they had a chance to escape,
they were struggling in the torrent
which had almost instantaneously in
gulfed them. They struggled desper
ately to reach the shafts in
many parts of the mines, which
seemed likely to afford them a
place of safety, but the water rapidly
rose Jaigher and higher and in a short
time every avenue of escape was shut
off and the men perished miserably. It
is known that twenty-two men are
dead in one pit alone and that many
more have lost their lives at other
Owing to the great excitement that
prevails in the place it is impossible at
present to obtain an exact list of all
the dead, but it will doubtless reach
Washington, May 16. Speaker Crisp
laid before the House yesterday a let
ter from the Acting Secretary of the
Treasury transmitting an estimate of
deficiency in the appropriation for pen
sions for the current fiscal year of
$7,674,132, and recommending that the
deficiency be supplied by reappropriat
ing that sum from the unexpended
balance of 81,838,079 remaining to
the credit of pensions for the fiscal
year of 1891 A letter from the Commis
sioner of Pensions shows that the total
amount available for pensions for the
months of May and June of the pres
ent fiscal year is $10,237,440, and the
Commissionar estimates that it will re
quire $26,811,762 to make 'the payments
for these months. More than $5,000,
000 of the $8,834,000 remaining on the
books of the treasury for the last fiscal
year has been drawn from the treasury
on warrants by the Secretary and
placed to the credit of the pension
agents and afterwards deposited to the
credit of tho Treasurer of the United
States by said agents.
H1CLD FOi: MUKDEK.
Dr. Foglesonc of llllladalc, Mich., Tries
Inaaulty, Paralysis and Jail.
Hillsdale, Mich., May 16. Mrs. M.
P.Foglesonof Waldron this county died
under very peculiar circumstances last
August and was buried. Rumors of
foul play were soon afloat On Sept.
17 the body was exhumed and the
stomach analyzed. This revealed
strychnine in large quantity, but
Dr. Foglesong had removed to Ilron
son, and from there had been adjudged
insane and sent to Kalamazoo. He was
soon released as cured and was arresced
and brought to this city for trial on the
charge of poisoning his wife. After a
long and tedious examination he was
bound over to the circuit court to an
swer to the charge of murder. Three
weeks ago he was stricken with paraly
sis, but is now well. He declares his
Linking Sugar and Twine.
Washington, May 10. Free sugar
and free binding twine together is the
little scheme which some of the West
ern Senators are workiug up. They
think they can secure enough sup
port for such a scheme to put
it through the Senate. The
Senators from the Western States who
are interested in the project say that
any blow at such a monopoly as the
sugar trust would be received with
favor by the people, and many Demo
crats think the Ways and Means com
mittee of the House would make no
mistake by taking the lead in an effort
to break down the trust with free
Combinations of Great Interests.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 16. It is
rumored here that one of the greatest
combinations of manufacturing in
terests ever attempted has for a long
time been under consideration and will
be perfected July 1. A new corpora
tion is to be formed with the name the
Carnegie Steel company, limited.
Among the establishments to be asso
ciated together are Carnegie, Phipps &
Co.. limited, and Carnegie Bros. & Co.,
limited. The Keystone Bridge com
pany will probably be included in the
combination. The aggregate capital
Of these companies is $10,700,000.
A Priest Opera tea a lottery.
I5DIANAFOLIS, Ind., May 14. The
Federal grand jury has returned an in
dictment against the Rev. Dominich
Bchaueh, a Catholic priest of Wahne
tah, for operating a lottery. It ap
pears that he decided to dispose of a
horse and a number of tickets were
sold to his parishioners.
When Jupiter and Juno's wedding
was solemnized of old, tho gods wore
all invited to the feast and many no
ble men besides. Among the rest
came Chrysalus. a Persian prince,
bravely attended, rich in golden at
tire, in gay robes, with a majestical
presence, but otherwise an ass. Tho
gods seeing him come in such pomp
and state, rose up to give him a place;
but Jupiter, perceiving that ho was a
light, fantastic, idle fellow, turned
him and his proud followers into but
lerflies; and so they continue still rov
ing about in pied coats, and are called
Chrysalides by the wiser sort of men
that is. golden outsides; drones, flics,
and things of no worth.
From the French.
Baron H. is tho most methodical of
men. Yesterday he was questioning
a new servant boforef finally engag
"Where were you boi-n?"'
"At Saint-Cyprien du Var."
"In what year?"
"At what age?" Texa3 Siftings.
Cieaalar Silks and K I boons.
Silks and ribbons may be cleaned
and made to look like new by sponging
em ynm equal parts of strong tea
ftfdvfaWfir- u& with a not too-hot
MARRIAGE IN PARIS.
Saturday Is the Popular l ty For Work,
ins-men Wfiat Li Xocotiury.
Boforo Pierre can with safety seiect
his particular Saturday he has a mul
titude of civil and religious require
ments to attend to. according to tho
Now York Press. Noither ho nor
Lizotte can think of such a thing as
marrying without the consent of thoir
families. If father, mother and
grandparents are dead a family coun
cil must bo called of the nearest living
relatives to consider the case and give
or withhold permission. If it is re
fused to Pierro and ho is under 25, or
to Lizctto and sho is under 21, tho
marriage cannot go on.
For eleven days before the civil
marriago can take place thero must
be posted at tho door of the mayors
office in the arrondissement in which
each lives a bulletin giving the names,
occupation and residence of the per
sons to be married and full data about
If there is a religious service the
bans will be published three. Sundays
running in the church of the parish
attended by each party.
While these preliminaries are in
progress Pierre is collecting tho docu
ments necessary for the civil cere
mony. It is no small outlay, for each
must be made out on official paper
an expensive luxury in Paris Thero
must be certificates of the birth of
himself and Lizette.
When all this has been done it will
bo safo to sign the marriage contract
that is, if they have one, which is
doubtful. A marriage contract means
that thero is property to be regulated,
and a Parisian workman and his
fianceo are not often encumbered in
that way. But oven if there is little
property and Lizette has no dot at all.
there aro certain social requirements
for them both. Etiquette taxes them
less in trouble than tho law. but more
in purse. If Pierro were rich he
would present Lizette with a corbeille
made up of jewels, lace, and perhaps
a cashmere shawl but as it is he will
givo her some article for her wedding
toilet; a whito shawl perhaps, or a
veil, or gloves. He will send hor a
bouquet too, on tho morning of tho
wedding, and he will provido a ring
and a marriage piece." As for
Lisetto, sho must buy for her future
husband his wodding shirt hose and
HE THINKS HE THINKS.
Bat He Doesn't His Mind la Napping
All the Time.
In private conversation one day ono
of Chicago's oldest and most learned
physicians gavo utterance to the fol
lowing: "Why is it that when we see a per
son gazing fixedly for several moments
at a certain point on the floor or in
the street we say he or she is thinking
hard about something? Nine times
in ten a person thus engaged or
disengaged is thinking of nothing.
"At such moments, if you only
knew it the mind is napping and
there is no thought Probably one of
tho oldest fads and it seems to bo
nothing .more consists of persons,
when at such times thoy are asked
what they aro doing, saying thinking
"In the largo majority of cases
when a person is thinking hard or in
tently, tho eye roams from one object
to another, and tho hands and feet aro
moving more or less.
"The busiest hardest-working brain
in the country insists on taking mo
mentary naps several times a day.
Just before dropping off' into ono of
theso naps tho mind commands tho
eyo to fix itsolf upon somo one object
and stay, thus usually insuring tho
holding of the head and probably ev
ery part of tho body quiet
Then tho mind catches its littlo
nap. These little mind naps or flashes
of rest may nevorbe more than twenty
seconds long, and yet they have been
discovered to do the mind a wonderful
amount of good.
"They nover come to the deranged
mina. ana it nas aiso ocon discovered
that the supposedly sound mind which
does not tako them is on tho verge of
Dyeing Living Flower.
It is said that two poor Parisian
women, who earn a livelihood mak
ing artificial flowera. havo hit upon a
process for dyeing natural flowers in
brilliant hues. Public attention was
called to tho matter by florists who
received in a lot of flowers somo
sweet-williams of a bi ight green color.
It seems that ono of the woman
poured some paint into a bowl in
which some natural flowers sho was
copying had been put in water. Tho
next day she was astounded to find
that the flowers had assumed the huo
of tho paint Being a woman of an
inquiring mind, sho continued experi
menting and succeeded in producing
various colors never intended by
nature, but very available in art
She immediately commenced dyeing
flowers for the market and extended
her practice to other sorts of blos
soms, including white lilacs and came
lias. The only colors employed by
her at present aro violet green and
pink. The violet is obtained by us
ing tho "violet of Paris" dye. and the
other two are due to two chemical
compounds with long names, ono of
which contains twelve and the other
twenty syllables. New Orleans Pica
yune. A Joke la No Joke.
Writers and censors in Russia do not
see whore the joke comes in, but have
an altogether serious time of it Ac
cording to a letter from St Petersburg
a Russian newspaper published and the
press censor overlooked a joke about
the czar recently. The monarch hap
pened to read the paper, laughed heart
ily and sent the newspaper editor, the
writer of tho joke and the- careless
censor to Siberia. All. three are sen
tenced for life.
Telegraph operators and electricians
are greatly interested in experiments
of two enterprising New Englanders.
who are said to have invented a new
system of telegraphy. Vibrations of
the air are to bo used instead of elec
tricity. Tbe Worm Turn.
Editor There aro not enough feet
in this line, sir.
Poet Feet sir! Feet? I don't sell
it by the foot It's a poem not a
cord of wjipd,:?lLye,
SOA.E SMALL HANDWRITING.
Cur.it itl s of Mlcroicup.c Penmunship
U"ilrh Hav? Uo-n Rocurded.
In the slow old days, when people
had moro time, fowor books, and. lot
us hopo. stronger eyes than wo of the
nineteenth century aro gonerally
blessed with, observes tho Bookseller
and Stationer certain scribes, skillful
with the gooso quill, delighted in mi
scroscopic writing, and literally gave
to tho world whole volumes "in a nut
shell." Pliny states that Cicero once
saw the entiro Iliad of Homer con
tained in tho shelly covering of a spec
imen of tho foroat fruit By many this
was long believed to be a fiction. They
declared it was impossible, but that it
could bo done was proven conclusively
by Bishop Hucl of Avranches, in tho
presonco of tho dauphin and a royal
company. Ho clearly demonstrated
with a sheet of paper and a common
pon. that a pieco of vollum. ten inches
in longth and eight inches in width,
could be folded up and inclosed in a
good-sized walnut shell. If finely in
scribed with a crow quill it would hold
in breadth one lino of thirty vorsos,
and in longth 250 linos, thus making
on ono side 7,500 verses, and on both
sides tho whole 15, 000 vorses of tho
A still moro wonderful curiosity was
tho littlo biblo in a walnut shell tho
size of a hen's egg. an account of
which has been preserved among tho
Harlelan manuscripts, and which Mr.
Disraeli quoted as "a raro piece of
work brought to pass by Potor Bales,
an Englishman and a clerk of tho
chancery." It was quito unrcndablo
without a magnifying glass, but con
tained as many leaves as ji largo
biblo and as much reading matter on
The author of this tiniest book on
record lived in tho time of Queen
Elizabeth, and in 1575 presented her
virgin majesty with the Lord's prayer,
tho creed, ten commandments, two
short Latin prayers, his own name
and motto, and tho date, all written
on a bit of paper tho size of a finger
nail, and set in a ring of gold, cov
ered with a crystal. By tho uso of
spectacles tho words could be clearly
deciphered, and this work of tho emi
nent writing master was tho wonder
and tho admiration of tho fastidious
sovereign and e'l her ministers and
ambassadors at Hampton court.
Very much the same feat was that
executed by John Parker, of Winger
worth, near Chestorfiold. in Derby
shire, as lato as 1S28; for, within tHo
circle of a pennypicce, ho succeeded
in placing tho Lord's Prayer, creed.
Decalogue, nino collects, the graco of
our Lord Jesus Christ the namo of
the writer, place of residence, nearest
market town, county, day of tho
month, and date of tho year, all in
words of full length, and with all tho
capital letters and necessary 'stops."
as well as the numbers of tho com
mandments. Theso characters were
legible to tho naked eye. and a close
calculator declares this piece of writ
ing to be even smaller and moro re
markable than that displayed in tho
microscope Iliad or tho microscopic
The contents of a thin folio outline
the head of the features of Queen
Anne, which odd picturo is about tho
size of a man's hand, and is kept in
the British Museum. At St John's
College, Oxford, may also bo seen a
portrait of Charles I entirely com
posed of minute written words, which,
at a short distance, resembles the lines
of an engraving. By closo examina
tion it will bo discovered that tho
head and ruff aro a truly religious
work, being formed of tho Book of
Psalms, tho Lord's Prayer, and the
Men Whose Buainot it ! to Prey Upon
I havo always remembered how ad
mirably a Boston merchant of tho last
generation discoursed in public on tho
propriety of explaining business af
fairs to womor?, writes T. W. Higgin
son in Harper's Bazar, but when this
was mentioned years after to ono of
his daughters sho said. "I only wish
he had applied it in his own family. "
A rich hoires?, tho daughter of an em
inent financier, told mo that sho was
herself absolutely ignorant of all
money matters. After her father's
death her brothers had managed her
affairs; then, "of course, "her husband;
but sho herself knew absolutely noth
ing. It reminded mc of another heir
ess I had known who was twice
married; tho first husband lost two
thirds of her property; the second mado
away with the rest of it. and sho sup
ported herself and her child for tho
rest of her life thero being nothing
left t tempt a -hird fortune hunter
by giving public readings. Ono of
tho minor achievements of an eminent
financier now under arrest in Now
York is stated to be that of sweeping
in among his vast losses tho wholo
property ($14. 000) of two ladies, who
had assigned to him certain stocks or
certificates to be transferred for thoir
benefit Perhaps it would bo unjust
to call him a swindler, in this case, or
to call thoso other men fortune
hunters: they may havo expected bet
ter results; but certainly tho absolute
Ignorance, absolute folly of many con
fiding women presents a combined
temptation which uometimes demoral
izes tho very elect
OfTcrod an Apolosy.
A thorougli-brcd native of Paris,
nervous, energetic and impulsive, was
riding in an omnibus to a railway
station, where he was to take a cer
tain train, in order to fulfil an impor
tant engagement As frequently hap
pens at such times, thero were several
delays, and tho Frenchman all im
patience, was rapidly losing his calm
ness. When a heavily -loaded wagon
finally knocked against the omnibus,
damaged it and caused a delay of at
least a quarter of an hour, he forgot
himself entirely, and made a remark,
and emphatically, which is usually ex
pressed in polite literature by means
A gentleman sitting with his wife
opposite to the Frenchman was much
offended thereat and with threaten
ing blows, said to him
"What do j'ou mean, sir, swearing
before my wife? You must apolo
gize!" "Pardon, monsieur! Pardon! I
mako ze apology. I did not know zo
lady wish to swear ze first"
First National Bank
A. AND EUSON, Pres't.
J. II. GALLEY. Vice Prca't.
(5. ANDEKSON, l. ANDERSON,
JACOll (! UEISEN. HEN KY KAG ATZ.
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
Statement of Condition at the Close of
Business March 1, 1892.
Loans and Dimwits $204,7W 44
,V'V.Jon(,s;: 15,500 00
Ikoal fcstntt friirmturonml Fixtwva.. 19,510 il
Due from nhr hankn.. .. 37.433.3S
" " U.S.Tn-wury. H75.0O
tnbh on Hand 20,500.07
Capital Stock jmitl in.!
.$ 60,000 00
. 30.U00 U)
. 13,500 (X)
. 197,131 Sti
y n. K1I.IAN,
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