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THE DAILY TBIBUHEt 6AM LAEB CITY.. UTAH. SUm)A.Y MOBKEjrq-, MAY 18. 1S9O. RRB * BARGAIN WKEK! 50 Pieces Wool Albatross, in- Tans and .*„— —~ • 11 /-*. *». Browns, at $1.00 ; reduced. im $ ^.SS. ^^s Patterns, very line, $2.OO ; reduced from $4.00. _ « __ __ tTl^^ price, l-2c. ' - ' - ; White Lace Piqiies at lOc per yard; worth Standard Apron Ginghams 61-4c.; worth Tl^^ Hose, 8 l-3c. per pair Parasols, I5c. each. t ^ miir ^ l r^_S~^S-^S^S~**S^^'**-**~'^~^*^^*^**S***^^ "•" -«-' -—' -*-- "»* — — — -_____ T ^_ „ — -^ T rLoToiildren's White Lace Caps, lOc. each. Ladies' White Skirts, 40c, 62c, 72c, 90c and OSc. Chemise and Drawers, 25c each. Night Gowns from 72e. up. I W- 1 i H u>y3 9 a • « m v -wr j i inoft! KiTri v ABSOLUTELY WABMTED HOT TO STAIN *)Cp A , f OB CROCK, /OUi A ' SCHOOL AMD KILT SUITB!! A . • • ' " — UNCLE SAM'S FUNNY IDEAS, !Ie Has dot Together u Big Collection of Them in the Patent Office. THE LATEST THIMB IN FLYING MACHINES, Remarkable Suggestions for tho Navigation of "Water and Air- Novel Devices in Kloctrie Science —All Sorts of Other Things Too Absurd to Mention Almost. \ ON, May 33, 1800. All that has been written about that wonderful museum of original ideas, the collection of models In tho Patent O I'll co hero, has scarce bognn to ffivo a notion of tho extraordinary freaks of ' human ingenuity therein displayed. It might be appropriately regarded as a chamber of horrors if ono could know what tragedies of disappointed hopes, productive oL' Innacy and suicides, are represented hy thoso multitudinous contrivances. Flying machines and devices for securing perpetual motion aw turned out on now plans as plentifully as over, as is likewise tho case with evory imaginable sort of disordered inventive faculties. So far as the navigation ox the air is concerned, it. must bo owned that the problem has not yet been proved insoluble; but, unfortunately, the inventors do no I, seem to advance a particle with it. The patent most recently granted in this line, only a few weeks old, is for an equipment as nearly liko a bird's as possible, with folding win^s and tall made of enormous feathers of tin and silk. P.nt the fi-entleman who suggests this apparatus for aerial exercises equips himself at the same tirnn with a balloon big enough to support Ills weight while ho Hops along and steers his tall-feathers. And those would-bo flyers who do not expect to avail themselves of balloons aro in no case able to drfviso any other mol.hod of elevating themselves in tho atmosphere than by'inclinod fans or sails rovoilng. These ought to raise tnom, of course, but in practice they don't somehow. Ono man/after ho .has once got up in tho air by moans of his revolving fans, oxpoets to make his way in any desired direction with propellers,.at each end of tho little boat ho sits In. Another thinks to utilize A JCITK Oil* VAST AUUA, within which sails revolve, whilo a basket, is suspended beneath. Tho kite has a'fish-tail, for steering with. Still another has two cylindrical balloons, between which aud beneath hangs a boat; tho latter has two lartro paddle-wheels like those of astuamboat, and a propeller in tho rear besides. A curiosity in this way is an air-tricycle, with paddles worked by tho foot und a balloon to neutralize crravif.y. ., . , 'Not less curious than tho devices for ' sailing in tho air aro those for navigating tho water. For instance, there Is a model of a boat that is to be propelled by M, Mantle windmill nearly as big as tho vessel itself. Of course, in a cam the windmill would not go,but that difficulty is provided against by a treadmill on deck which is worked by a horsirwheu catpaws are lacking. , Another craft has a steam-ens!no on board that pumps In water through-a pipe at tho bow.and shoots it out at the storn upon a sort of wator-whool, which in this way is made to rovolvo and forces tho boat ahwiil by the action of its paddles. This latter notion, by tho way, is engaging the attention of capital aud inventive talent even now. Ono man has thought that in tho conch-shell was to bo found the ideal shape for a propeller, and his model is made on tho pattern .of two ' such shells put oponing-to-oponing. It has never been adopted by navigators, however. Imagine two enormous revolving cylindrical screws, many foot in diameter, extending below tho waterline on each side of a vessel from ono end of tho craft to tho other, aud you have another queer contrivance for propulsion, tho threads of the screws beins designed to act. upon the water and drive tho ship onward. One of tho funniest of all tho devices of this sort is in tho shape of an enormous weight hanging like a pendulum from an inclined mast into tho hold of tho vessel. The waves make the pendulum swing back and forth, and THIS ENEKCrY THUS TKODUCKD is utilised by an elaborate mechanical arrangement to run tho propeller at the stern. When there is no wind there aro no waves, .necessarily, and when there arc no waves the ship comes to a standstill. 15at it can afford to do this now and then., inasmuch as tho power it nsos costs'nothing. Thove arc other contrivances for utilizing .tho motion of the waves, rtot less interesting. Ono is a vessel with its back broken in the middle, so that-waves hump it up and down and thus produce. power to work the propeller. It is not.explained how the people on boarcT'aro to keep their foot •under these peculiar .circumstances: one would think that they would-'be afflicted with a variety of seasickness unusually-j intense. A seeming improvement on this Is In tho form of two separate boat across which a framework is stretched endwise. Wave-motion Is supposed'to propel this also, though, as a matter of fact, if- doesn't. Perhaps tho queerest tiling of all is the mode] of a ship the entire bow-end of which, comprising about one-sixth of the vessel's length, is made to revolve by the mere progress of the craft through' tho water, and its revolution operates tho propeller at the stern, Tho Inventor does not state how tho ship is supposed to get started. Small boats to put on tho feeb, for the purpose of walking upon tho water, water-tricycles and water-bicycles have already become publicly known. A surprising sort of lifeboat is made of two cylindrical shells, ono inside of tho other, and, no matter how often tho ontor shell may roll over, tho passengers in the inner shell, which is hung liko a pendulum, must always remain right- side-tip. Tho groat trouble about lifeboats at sea is that they aro very apt to turn bottom-upwards or gob swamped in boing hinnchod; bub this trouble is gotten over by a craft that has two air-tight cylinders for sides and la riglit-sldc-np no matter how It falls into tho water, which automatically sets tho boat into •shape to receive its passengers and crew, tho oars belnj,' ready fastened in their places for rowing. This wonderful contrivance Is rapidly coming into universal use. 'Many glass cases in tho model-rooms aro filled with attempted improvements in sail-devices. The mpst extraordinary of them all in represented by A MIXJATUKK SHIP with one onnrmous mast extending atari angle of 4f> degrees from the middle dock toward tho bow. This mast is equipped with a vast amount of complicated framework supporting half-a-dozen 'groat sails in tho shape of parasols and umbrellas, to bo raised In tho samo way, two big three-cornered sails and a huge square- sail.' The whole afl'air looks very much liko a Chinese junk. Close by is Abraham Lincoln's patent for getting vessels oil' shoal-placos in tho Ohio and other rivers. It consists of accorcleon-sha-ped air-bags of enormous size, which wcro to be built into tho hull of tho craft and inflated in cases of emergency to bony her olT. But-those aro only a few of r.ho quoor and surprising ideas expressed by the 156,1)00 models in tho .Patent Office. There is an entire sowing-machine made out of a single strip of copper two- thirds of an inch wide aud half-a-doxon inches long. One end of tho strip is sharpened'in a long line point, to' make the needle, and tho affair is worked very much on thosamo principle as an ordinary sowing-machine, with ono thumb and forefinger. •» It will sow, too, bub not conveniently enough to make it worth while. Tho beam of a plow patented many years ago, is a gun as well, which was very convenient when Indians were about, becartso the. farmer could so readily turn his horses ono sldo and shoot with his agricultural instrument. Many other curiosities In the shape of tjuns there are, such as canes and umbrellas that one can shoot with if there is occasion. Also a riflo, the entire skeleton stock of which is a tube filled with hundreds of cartridges. Unluckily, it will not work fast enough to make it serviceable. Then there is a revolver that will lire big bullets or little ones, just as may happen to bo requisite, y peak ing of killing people reminds one of collins. One sort of patent casket to prevent burial alive is big enough to permit tho late lamented, upon 'reviving below-ground, to.climb out of his grave by moans of A LADDKU J.KFT ITAKPY s for that purpose'and communicating by a ventilator hole with the upper world. Jn case ho should not be strong enough to climb, a boll is provided and attached to his wrist, to summon assistance. Another coffin Is so arranged that, if tho cor'pso moves its forehead tho lid springs open. Tho marvelous process, nowly-in- vontod, of welding metals by electricity is illustrated at the patent oflico by a large number of examples which show tho°joming of brass with iron as if- tho two wore tho samo in material, and likewise with all other known metals. A single small bar is shown consisting in different parts of tho length oi 1 stool, brass, tin, copper, and .silver—all so perfectly united end-;.o-ond that the bar might bo supposed to have boon formed that way by nature. Other bars and pieces exhibit other metals joined in tho samo manner by placing two ends almost together and fusing 't life in with a powerful electric current passed through. In this way metal;-) which could nor, bo welded together at all formerly aro now snaolo amenable to mechanical science. Another wonderful oloctrica' dov co is tno autograph it telegraph, through tho medium of which yon can wrhui a letter In Washington and have ic iusUtntano- j oiivsly recorded in fac-simile of your own hand-writing at. San Franc<soo. • This is the utmost advance of telegraphic art so far achieved. . • ., j However, tho very newest patent in the ulootrica'1 line is one that has just- boon introduced in Washington and will shortly bo brought Wester.', cities.. It is tho blacking of,boots on the streets'-1 by dynamo. Tho contrivance consists, to beg it! with,.of an-ordiniiry bootblack- stand and ch.-Ur. .In the box : ..on which tho customer piits..his an-"electric motor, to winch .rs.'iii-.VwhixVa long -revolving arm anelosotV', i n ;, loath or, •;:.- Alj! that is vi.ilbid' 1 'to'; thi< casual patron-, is about six ioet of what looks hose coming out of the box, with a rapidly, revolving brush on tho.end oi it. AJter tho operator has daubed on the blacking in tho ordinary way, he applies tho quickly-circling bristles, which put on an artistic shine in the twinkling of an eyebrow—and all for a nickel. 4-ho American public might be willing to pav more than that, ono would think, to'have its boots blacked by electricity. Of course, the performer turns the current on and oil!'as ho wants it or not. This novelty is to be o(Torod as an attraction at all the soasido resorts tho coming summer. ?, OTIlRKMODKTjS nt tho Patent Office is ono of a chair tho rocking of which plays an organ inside oC It; also another rocking chair that works an automatic fan, ana a cradle that rocks tho baby to sloop by clock-work whilo its mamma "oos out to her club. Thero is a remarkable rat-trap, in the shape of a peculiar circular sheet of tin that is sot upon an open barrel. To an attachment Is hung a bait, and, tho minute an .imprudent rodent touches 'it, a spring causes tho tin surface to revolve once, letting him drop into the barrel and resetting itself immediately, ready for tho next victim. In this way tho whole barrel can bo filled with rats without^ change of bait. Another curious trap is an imitation ratMhat has a piece of coasted choose stuck on tho cud of a little spoar that.pVojccts from its nose a short distance. When a real rat comes up to nibble at the chooso, tho spear jumps out about six inches and impales tho unfortunate. Another device of domestic economy is applied to tho common barnyard fowl and is called the "hen-persuader' 1 'ft is simply a piece of strong wire shaped liko along'fork without a handle and fastened about the hens auklo with the- prongs extending rearward. In.this way the fowl is rendered unable to scratch and, not being able to move backwards, because the prongs of tho persuader stick into the ground, when-sho trios to do so, she must needs keep on going ahead all the time which conduces to the finding of the greatest possible number of bugs and to tho cheap nutrition of the bird. There is APATKXT BOG-US CAT that is made by the pulling of a string to lump and startle pigeons for -sportsmen, so that they may ily quickly and be difficult to hib. -Also, there is a trap to bo nailed on tho top of any tall polo, which closes up instantaneously upon any pigeon that lights there. Rubber earth-worms, for fish*bait, are curious things, and so is a contrivance which dumps the servant out of bod by clock work at tho proper time in the morning. Specimens of cloth woven out of glass spun inconceivably line are likewise interesting; Tho stuff is most beautiful for curtains, altering the light through its substance in vari-colorcd rays. Cylindrical trunks, designed to defeat tho efforts of tho baggage-smasher, would appear so well adapted to that purpose that it seems a wonder they have never boon adopted. But, of all models in tho Patent Office, the one that attracts the most attention when it is shown off is called indifferently the "Mechanical Jackass" or tho "Kentucky Senator." It is a device best described as a combination of two whistles, a tin horn with a'rood pipe inside of it, and a double 'flat circular tin diaphragm. It is worked by a sort of piston-pump, the handle of which is jerked'with ono hand whilo tho instrument itself is other, andtlie mixture of shriek and bellow that it sends forth is too horrible for words to give a notion of. It was in- bonded orriffinally for a fog alarm, but it appears to bo chiolly in actual use for assisting at "Shivaree" concerts, such as are given in rural districts in celebration of weddings that chance to be unpopular. She Pictures the Serpent-Woman and the Boy-(Jiil HOW LOVELY WOMAN DRESSES For a Coaching-Ride—How a Serpent Woman Dresses—The Boy-Girl oi' To-day—How She Talks, Acts. and Dresses—Why She Will Never Bo Popular With Men, and {Is Therefore, Harmless—What Should Wo Head in the Papers? Bruiii Broke tip the Meeting. During divine service last SuncVay morning a bear, wJiich had escaped from the stable of aneigboringpublic house, in which its owner, a traveling showman, was located, entered a Nonconformist chapel on the high road between Barnes and Mortlake. Women shrieked and •hildren cried, and there was a •• general -ush for tho door. Tho boar, however, round whoso nock was a thick chtiin, in ado its way to the empty choir stall's, where it lay down. The minister, whose high and commodios pulpit had suddenly become occupied by several lady members of his congregation, was in the midst of his discourse at the time of .the animal's appearance,.and had chosen for his text tho words "Be not afraid." Tho j sermon was brought to an abrupt termination. Tho anxiety of pastor and people was set at rest by tho arrival" of the owner of the animal. The bear-was got out of tho-chapel with ease and taken back to his Quarters.™ London Public Q-pinion. •__ __. The Most Northern• Kailivay. The most northerly railway in. the world is the one now building, between Sweden .and Norway. 'I* ' runs from Lulea, a little town at^the top of the Gulf of Bothnia,, to'- 'Elvegaard,..afort on'tho Atlantic in the, fiord of.:.Ofoten. The works- are .frequently stopped -pit account-of tub, soyc.r.ity ; of the •climate,:: but'in is hoped that the. '.line-..-will ,,be opencd'in -1891/.: It is a' : British-- .enter- pr'isepowned -and constructed -by-British'., capitalists.' <r It, passes through the':rich: iron district aro.nid Gelliyarcl, : ' most' -valuable' ': ; . abounds: -WhW crossing the artic circle the engin'eblows; its whistle^ ': '•/ " .-;•• .-. ;''.• ; .'.. • -,'; .!•..,'••-V:' > YORK, May 13. Next'to the owner of a yacht, the ono man in New York who is courted, caressed, and-feted all.tho year round, is the one wli6'possesses a coach. Every ! woman hopes not only to get an invitation but tko invitation, that is to say a scat by the 'driver, the one place where she can s'eo and be seen (the latter most important)' Dost of all. A fashionable four-in-hand now looks like a movable flower garden, for every host of a coach tries to get the prettiest women on top and those who best understand the art of dross. ' Sensibly enough, most, of them are adopting the English fashion of wearing a"' cotton gown, but as those cotton gown's are made with great care, of pretty colors, and have a French eac7ict upon them, it almost goes without saying they cost as much as would a wool or silk.-. LOVELY WOMAN ON A COACH. A pink, heliotrope, or blue print frock, over topped'by a hat rich with roses and a gay'parasol, is much more effective than .any other toilet, and tho pretty girls have been, tho first to discover .'this. The sailor hat which , the young "saucy-faced girl so defiantly wears, 'is,'.'.prettily enough, shrouded not in mystery, but in tulle. Tho tulle starts from under the front of the brim, comes to the back, and is then arranged in soft high loops drawn forward over the crown and fastened down with pearl headed pins. Brown, yellow, mauve, heliotrope, rod and black aro used for this arrangement, which lias on the trying hat a somewhat softening effect. But the woman who is going on a coach expends the greatest amount of attention on her silk stockings and cocracttish ; littlo shoes, which invariably match her gown unless, indeed, it is one of those colors that cannot bo matched, and then all black foot dressing is permitted. With her gray or heliotrope she wears gray silk stockings and gray undressed 1 kid low|shoes; with scarlet she wears scarlet, with brown an all brown, and with white she is radiant in white silk and white undressed kid. She looks so absolutely, spotless in her all white get-up, that you feel she has studied Solomon's injunction and is gowning herself "in pure white," though of course she does not do anything more than road the latter part of it, which •suggests oiling her hair. SERPENT 'OKNAiUSNTS AGAIN STYLISH.' Whether by a special edict- of Madame Bernhardt, one of the few women who control the .fashions, .or because the study of Egyptology seemed to lead, the way. or what may be the reason, it cannot be denied, that the serpent woman is again to the lore.'-Personally, I think it is because some of the beauties are beginning to getwell on in their thirties and an extremely young woman cannot d» the serpent act. One who understands every:' adjective descriptive of Adam's'first \yife, Lilith. and' who knows that the black and gold, green and gold, and brown and gold suit her .to perfection, posed iii-belmonico's the other evening, as the" nineteenth century edition, of -the veritable original female serpent. SHIS -BKISTLED WITH SERPENTS.. She.had dni: a black satin- gown-that showed' here £J,nd there a glint, of gold; it was fashioned so that it fit the figure closely,' 1 had ivsemi-train, which, showed an inclination to "swi-rl" around as a' tail might, wliilc although the .material seemed simply like an outer skin, so.closely; she herself could 'bend her body almost as well as'dbes Carmenci'fca. Her bonnet w,a.s- .one of those atrocities •that a Fre'nchjniilliner.'hasimposed upon an innocent public. It was- a glittering 'black , serberit coiled around-.-with his head just in front, his eyes of two imitation emeralds;) while the narrow black velvet ties looped under,, the chin only made you woiider if. he had'two tails, or if his one, tail Iliad been split, in two and -how he liked: .it..-. Around : hcr .throat, was.coiled tti gold serpeii.t,,on her wrist: 'was': .ano'tnerr. .a "'. wedding-ring was 1 ! ..guS,rded .by.a 1 'jiserpent in .'.•green., enamel •wi'tji::Uiainoud',••'eyes, -and- .'really the' 1 rosettes. ori'he'iK bl ack satin • si ippers were also; formed :;of-tiny jet .serpents that, im i Sated'. h ® r bon net.;'.: .It ;wasImpdssi ble; •to-express her• in •aiiy. other- way ,• than to; .V..^ OF TO-DAY. .. " ; An absoiu^Q'Fcontrastt to-the; serpent-; woman is tho boy-girl. She looks fast, but at least she looks healthy, which is more than can be said of the woman who is imitating the wicked old third party in the Garden of Eden. Tho boy-girl calls a flower she likes a "bnto;" she says she's "in with the boys," and for her. part she don't want to go to tho theater unless, she can sit in the front row. ..She is blessed in not knowing what a pain or an ache is, and she's up in the morning, if not exactly with tho lark, at bast as fresh as tho lark. She. swings her arms as she walks, proving that she lias been ''physically culturing" herself all winter. She wants to have a good time, and to get it she is willing to "stand treat"—in fact, she's eager to imitate her brother in everything. Bless her little heart, she don't mean any harm, and if she finds any pleasure in living behind a stiff white shirt front lot her have it. She counts herself "well set-up" when she has a kilt skirt of plain black cloth, a cut-away coat,, a stiff white'.shirt showing three white buttons, and a low cut waistcoat of some loudly iigured material. Her collar is very high and broken at tho corners in a fashion that she describes as the "gates ajar." SUB WEARS A li-OUK-IN-HAND SCAKF which she tics in the most puffy fashion and which, she would scorn wearing ready-made. A stiff edge of lining shows below her coat sleeves, and her gloves are heavy four-buttoned ones of that brick-rod color which is ferociously called "beef's blood." Her umbrella is strapped very tight: the one femininity she allows herself about it is its round top, which is of pink coral, with a tiny sold band. Her hat is a stiff sailor of black and white striped straw, with a -bhick band of ribbon around it, and her hair, cut short and closely curled to her head, doesn't show below the brim except at the back. Tho bangles in which she used to delight, the string of gold beads that for a while made her happy, have all been taken to the jeweler from whom they were gotten, and he Taciously allowed her their price as old metal, and then she paid the difference and took it out in shirt buttons. THE GIRL WOULD BE A BOY. Tho funniest thing about her is that she carries something that femininity has always abhorred—that i's, a good- sized handkerchief. It is. of plain white linen with a Hem-stitched border, and in one corner is embroidered her name just as her latest adorer writes it. If by any chance it can be twisted into a semblance of being masculine it is done; for instance. Alice is cuf. down to "Al," Josephine becomes "Joe," Frances changes into "Frank," Georgina is "George," and the happy girl, happy now, by the by, but who has been objecting to her god-fathers and godmothers for naming her Johanna, exults because she can have "Jack" or "Johnny" in one corner of iiwuchoir.. She speaks Saxon, to all appearances she lias forgotten French, and to use her own sweet,woras she is""ou to" the latest, London slang. WHY THE BOY-GIRL WILL NOT EE * • POPULAR. There is no reason why the mothers of tho country need worry themselves over this disease—this desire to bo a. boy. It has affected the girls like the measles, and because they have got it bad it will soon be over. No man .could make love to a shirt front; he might to a flannel blouse, but he draws tho line against resting,his head on stiff linen andjihreo buttons warranted to scratch him. This the boy-girl, is going to find out. and while she may count it a lark for a little while to abhor all sentimentality, she wouldn't be worth while considering if in the June days she didn't boffin to have thoughts of the young man,.and to what his fancies were tending. Slight attacks of,love in the springtime are evidences of a normal state of .health, mentally and physically, in all women, even if they are grandmothers. Thank the Lord, when tho men are .scarce, tliere are always the babies to make love to, and I don't know but what after all they are the more deserving. WHAT SHOULD JOURNALISTS PiEAD? Did you'cver make a speech? And if you did, wore you ever-struck with the terror known as stage fright? It has a funny way of making your voice shake, and you have a wild desire to cry. However, after the reassuring sound of your own voice comes to. you you gain courage and go on expressing .your convictions. The other night a tiny little speech was made in answer to...the question, "What should a journalist -read?"; and as it answers a .number of-..letters, that have been sent to me, I here, Read your own paper—all of it,^ if necessary even tlie-ads,,,''aud.tlie political editorials—tiie-;counting-bouse and the "inliooence 1 ' often..have.a great deal, to do with-the. -style.-of work' best :iiked., ','..'."'.'•••.• .-; - •- •-.,'•• •-. '.•= Bead the book 'of.-tlie- -.moment:-it pos- sible'be ahead. ; ot time; and ;by. reading ttie"new books discover, it;: 1 ;::v ;; -:. • '•'--.' Rea"d.'with:a'7ieW;.to;clipp1ng-~that is, read with - a • bl ne penc'i 1 -. ? =. Y on :: : may: n o t lceep:Scrap r bQoks;;butrtlre Rvalue of the, • scrap "is' 1 - great. 1 ,' ;; ->'r : - ; - :; '',-v-' : •'• ' •;'••••'• -:'.>•" • -^ :; "•--'•• Read all'that is^ritten, jlyou can,,m, •youiv,,wbrk,.53o.wly ); -.carefully, I arid : Avitfca .tU;ougli£as: .to -ho.w> : it :'di flters, ; f rpm^yours^liyy it. ii^0tfcer : and -why; it '' .• '.•DO-'-llpt;'10Se i .. i y'Ju*;-i i iJiv*^ i » ; «.**, < "r»*r J 1 ." j,.r—-—r. i/' Mng ; aiv-£fl ! o.rtv^ whose work' you : adi3) iire,- b" lit retain the 'soiuethinff that^we call "you" and which gives tho'subtle leaven that makes good the whole. Ilcad to remember. Read to rest and amuse, but do not road anything that seems like hard work: you will neither remember nor prolit by it. For myself. 1 read all sorts and conditions of books; what their influence may have, been I do not know, but they have given me more pleasure than any- thiivg 1 else in the world. As for reading for the sake of gaining good English,_I would commend Viscount Amborly's "Analysis of Religious Beliefs" and Cardinal Newman's "Apologia pro vitasua." Of course, thoy ar« written from absolutely difi'ero.nt points of view, but each man 'is master of English as she should be written. Viscount Amberly dedicates his work to his wife, who helped him with it, and who died before it was published; another master of good English, John Stuart Mill, did the samo in his book on "Liberty," his wife and co- laborer also dying. Both dedications arc marvels not only of good English, but of loving tenderness.- I do not believe I write worse English, however, .for choosing to learn from "Becky Sharp," or Henry "Esmond," rather than from Macuulay. No journalist gains in any way by reading Tolstoi, or his followers, for it cannot be desirable for. anybody to get into that dark house of pessimism and look out on the world through a window of dull gray glass that moans hopelessness, and never kits tho good God's sunshine enter. Better read "Mother Goose." Better wander with "Alice in Wonderland." Best of all, read what other women write, and then—try to do better. Read your own work with a blue pencil, and cross out every unnecessary adverb or adjective. This method will mako good work, but -as long as editors pay by the word, or by space rates, rather than for ideas and work, the best Saxon, which is tho simplest, will not be gotten. People are prone to say that newspaper work is written to-day, read tomorrow, and buried the day after. I do not believe it. The work that has lived for many years, to which wo all turn with the greatest admiration, was written for a tiny little newspaper that would be scorned in these days of enormous pages, written for the Spectator, and by that king of journalists—Mr. Joseph Addison. And these are the opinions of J BAB The Indians of Ecuador. The Indians, lineal descendants of the long-since conquered Incas, wear no color' but black, as a perpetual and pathetic sign of mourning for AUhua-lpa, 'tho last of their kings, who was treacherously strangled by Pizarro. They constitute the laboring population of Ecuador, and are the saddest looking people on the face of the earth. Laughter, singing or story telling is never hoard among them; they have no sports, no songs, no tales, no jokes, but are silent, sullen and morosely submissive to any injustice that may be put upon them. Apparently the proud spirit of their brave and powerful ancestors has been completely crushed out of them by more than 350 years of oppression at the hands of their cruel -conquerors and hard masters, t'ho Spaniards. Now they are mere beasts of burden for anybody who desires to command their services, receiving without protest as much, or as littjc pay for their services as may be tendered. They do not seem to have much strength in their arms, but will carry enormous loads, on their backs. A. broad strap is passed around, the forehead to help sustain the burden, and another across the shoulders. One. hundred pounds is considered a moderate load, and with this on their backs- they will start off on a slow but even jog. trot and keep it up for hours without tiring. . . .. The Indians, and in .fact nearly all the lower classes, seldom indulge in the luxury of lepjal matrimony, simply because they can not afford it, the fees charged by the priests for performing the ceremony being very exorbitant. Even among the aristocracy it is not.un- common for young people to go about among their friends soliciting money to pay the marriage fee. • You can seldom go through the streets and markets without meeting a man with a little basket who importunes you: "For the love of the Virgin, most illustrious senor, give me a medio toward the payment of. my marriage fee."— Philadelphia Record. She Had Rer Way. A little incident, illustrative of a local- school teacher's perseverance, comes .to' the Journal's 'notice. Said -teacher's room is upstairs. The janitor was in the habit of piling the huge* sticks ,of wood at the head of the stairs, under the books used for the children's outside apparel.-' The wood came up so near to the hooks as to become a great annoyance. Again and again the teacher begged to have some other arrangement contrived for the wood, but nothing was done. Every year she patieutly renewed her protest, but all. was futile. .-Finally, ohenighfc, as'.the'janitor was pi ling-the wood up beneath the hooks,.-the teacher resolved upon a desperate move:} • (Soing jip'." to f the 'janitor, : ''If' : you .pile "the.- 1 : wood here again;, ; I will throw-: it ...out of the >vm,dow," she said" in r tones, of-un^ mistakable!, decision./;'.:,-.;' 'Are .-you- In" earnest?.' :"I ana," was".the.ojiii^t-reply,* "pile it in the middlfe : of tlie..' flpoFT-an^-':- where ; you ; ;w111 but- here, v ^ The^neixti fta^ ; found the woodVstpv^ wood-box (aVthat citiyj-slexpense)!iiisi the school room.—iewistpn, ' BUDDHISM IN T PARIS. It Has ;50,OOO Disciples and Its Feature is Fanaticism. ft was recently stated tlia-t extraordinary progress was being made by Buddhist doctrines in Vienna and other towns of Central Europe. It is now said that,a decided move in this direction is taking place in Paris. This phenomenon is probably to bo accounted for by tho fact that people who have discarded Christianity find themselves unable to get on after a time without some kind of religion or philosophy, and so turn their attention to any now thing in the hope of lilling up tho vacuum. M. Loon do Kosney, one of tho most popular of the Snrbonno professors, has been lecturing recently on Buddhism, and ho says he could never have imagined that it could have taken root in'Franco as it has done. He is of opinion that tho growing favor in which it is held is dim to the fact that, far from being in conflict with modern science, it really contains the principles of tho -truths ' pounded by our savants. ..Its discipldlt are most enthusiastic, and herein lies ir danger, for they complicate Buddha's pure philosophy with a variety of of' supernatural theories, and dabble in spiritualism, hypnotism and other uncanny practices, in tho forefront of which "magic" may bo placed; but M. Loon do Rosny declares that the leaders of the movement deplore this diversion, which is at variance with Buddhist doctrines,. and proclaim that they have absolutely nothing to do with the "occult sciences." He fears, however, that the most ridiculous extravagances will be indulged in,'as no conception-can bo formed of the amount of fanaticism which is a special feature of tho new school. Every clay he receives visits from distinguished persons who affirmed that they are 'thorough- going'Buddhists,' and one of them has just asserted that he has at least, 30,000 co-religionists in Paris.' The Vice- Presiclent of the Academy of Medicine has entered their rank's, and the captain of a French frigate who returned from a cruise in Chinese waters lately says that one-third of his crew lias embraced tho doctrines of Buddha. —London! FISH AN1> IJGPROSY. A New Theory Regarding the Cause of tho Terrible Disease. Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson, writing in the .Friends' Quarterly Examiner, makes a strenuous effort to prove that leprosy is caused by a constant fish diet and that it is not contagious. He calls attention to the fact that at tho present day in England there are only a few imported cases, and no special precautions are taken against contagion; yet the disease never spreads. The United States have remarkable immunity from the disease, and this in spite of the fact that emigration from the leprosy districts of Norway to tho States has been very free. Noting the parts of the globe where leprosy is still indigenous, Mr. Hutchinson points out that these are either on the seacoast or in proximity to rivers or lakes, while the, climatic and racial conditions are extremely varied. He considers the evidence certain that the poison producing the disease gains access to the body in the form oil food, .and that this must be through "fish," including "edible mol- Insks, crustaceans, and all living denizens of water, both salt and fresh. "It may be," be adds, "that the poison is wholly absent, from .fish, under most condition's, and present only under exceptional ones. It seems very-\ probable that fish caught in the warm waters of the tropics are more dangerous than those from northern seas, and, that" all kinds of preserved or salted fish,,or fish in a state of partial decomposition, aro more risky than that which is fresh and sound. Lastly, it is possible that, raw fish may contain a poison which" is de- .stroyed by cooking."— New York Ledger. Bismarck's Popularity. According to the German- papers',' Prince Bismarck received so many telegrams of .congratulation on his birthday, April 1, that the operators a.t Friedrichsruhe could neither."take" nor deliver them; and 2000 had to be delivered on Aprils. Three people were also kept busy opening the letters for tho: Prince which arrived in the mails and by special messengers. The dining-room, and parlors of the palace were transformed into veritable greenhouses by .the great variety of flowers sent to the ex-Chancellor. There was no place for the hundreds of presents which he received'and scores;of boxes had to be stored temporarily in the cellars and barns. , ...*,,-.';-. : .;,'. ; • Marriage.a Success...;-.., ' She—My dear, I want §50'to do .some .?• He?!!]|y'gooduess! • Why, 'it's, only--- >v "Do you. remember; that ;you--cam*. home'list 'night 1 in a.very! shaky^coa^' dition?" --:/'-'' •:.•".'-..•••;-•".'.' - j; , •-,• v" ; ,'^"•-":;• •''••'.'^ "Hum! Perhaps I did^' :{:>:-->: D ^es. \rAndfI didn't-sar» word^id If?> : ' •' -"No,- uiy,dear,inot.-a word."::;^-^jv^-C^ L "Well, r you knowr'snence>1s;go.ldeh. v *; r ?-y.^:

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