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S-'v - HIS FATE. Hud SMI And you aslc what she's like, Jack, She's Jlk* sunshino and violets and dew; Like rich ruse leaves und passionate porfunx; Llko Joy nail delicious pain, too • You should nee bcr, Jaolt, piquant and lovely, With the Bimshlno and sheen In bar hair, And her eyos just 111:6 pieces of Heaven. With some ol Its stars hidden there. No one ever are»ed like her, old follow; SsoJi son. dainty, lace-covered things, All ribbon and drapery business, And perfume and satin that clings. But It's rough on a fellow lllto me. Jack, For I thought I'd passed that long ago, That I was all settled for llto with my clubs And my dogs and my horses, you know. But my bachelor peace Is all over, And borbycs and her lips and her laugh Are nil th&t ar6 worthy of thought in my lit 9, ; 'TiB ttap draught that I constantly quad. You may laugh. If you want to, old fellow; You may set there yourself; don't you know; For 1 wus aa hardened as you are, , And her ey«» smashed It all with a blow. And my soul Is consuming with passionate) Joy In my heart throbs to pain, &eoauso deep In her pure eyes to-night, Jaoli, I shall see the sweot love light again 1 _ —Jury. . WflYT'S WIFE'S SISTER. BY MARION HARLAND. [copYiuani, 1890.] CHAPTER III.— CONTisrjED. Even if there are ladies present »n Englishman lies on the grass, »nd it is considered 'quito tho thing, don't you know?' They say tho imported American never gets tho hang of it, try as ho will. A man must bo born on the other side or he can't learn it." "There may bo something in your countryman's inborn reverence for women that prevents him from mastering tho accomplishment," laid Hetty,-a little dryly, March bowed gayly. "Thank you for tho implied compliment in tho name of American men 1 1 am glad you aro getting tho benefit of this perfect May day. There, at any rate, wo have tho advantage of tho Mother- Country, if she has given us tho Maypole and 'The Queen of the May.' This is a sour and dubious month in Merry England." - "You havo been there, then?" Hester said it abruptly, as she said most things, but tho eagerness, dashed with longing, that .gavo plat tivo - cadence to the question, caught March's ear. "Several times. I sailed from Liverpool twelve days ago. I was just off the; steamer, and. may bo a little un- Bteady on my feet when I collided with your carriage last Thursday, and you generously forgave mo." Tho girl was regarding him with frank admiration that would have annoyed an ultra-sensitive man, and amused, while it flattered, a vain one. "It must be heavenly to travel in tho country of Scott and Dickens!" she said, quaintly naive. "How you must havo enjoyed it!'. 1 . "I did, exceedingly, but less on account of David Copporflold and Nicholas Niokleby than because, as a boy, I reveled In English history, and that my mother's father for whom I was named, was English. You should hear ray sister talk of her first journey across England. She would say every little while in an awed undertone: 'This is just lining Dickens! 1 You have not met her yet, I think?" to Hetty.j "No:" The tone was reserved, without being •rude. He could havo fancied that sadness underlay qivil, jrogret. Perhaps liay had been, mistaken in postponing her ball until the parsonage was in perfect order. "She means to call very Boon'. She thought it would be unneighborly to Intrude before you had recovered from the fatigue of removal and travel. Mr. Wayt was my father's guest for a day or two, you know, before your arrival, and I have had since the pleasure, of meeting hinv several times and of hearing him preach this morning." In the ppuso that succeeded the speech the church-bell began to ring for afternoon service, .Under tho impression that he had lost, caste in not attending upon the second stated ordinance of the sanctuary he offered a lame explanation. "I am afraid I am not an exemplary church-goer. But I find one sermon as much as I can digest and practice from Sunday to Sunday. My mother doesn't like to hear me say it. She thinks such sentiments revolutionary and unca- nonical, and no doubt she is right, 1 "Anybody is excusable, for preferring to worship 'under green" apple-boughs' tc>-day," observed Hester, with uncharacteristic tact. "You see we havo .'always lived in cities, 'great and* small. iWe have been used to brick walls and narrow, high houses, with paved backyards^ with cats on the fences" — disgustfully— "and wet clothes flapping in your eyes If you tried to protend- to ruralize. Every body hasn't as much imagination •as Young John Chivery, who said the '.Dapping of sheets and towels in his face •made him feel like he was in groves.' " "JTairhill has preserved the, rural element remarkably well, when one considers her tens of thousands of inhabitants, her water-supply and electric lights," said March; "and luckily one doesn't need much imagination to help 'out his enjoyment of the world on this Sunday afternoon." , ; .His tonaj was BO respectfully familiar, his bearing so easy, the girls forgot that he was a stranger. -"It wasn't your Dickens who said It, hut yon can, perhaps^ tell me who did .Write a v^rae that '-has been running in toy un poetical brain ever since I entered joor fairy bower," he said by and by. *! '.The orchard's all a-flutter with pink; BqblnsiwUter, and wUd.beea humming. 'Break the Bong with a thrill to think .How sweet Is life when Bummer Is coming.' March's glance of mirthful suspicion changed at sight of the knotted brow and wistful oyoa. "One ought to be thankful for either ifift," he said, quietly. "I was thinking just now how I should like to makes picture of what 1 saw as I ran up the bill. May I try some day?" Hetty drew herself up and looked inquiry. Hester's hands fluttered, painful scarlet throbbed into her cheeks. "Can you draw? Do you paint? Aro youanariw(?" brlnging*out the last word in an excited whisper. March was too much touched to trifle with her agitation. "I try to bo," ho answered simply, almost reverently. "And would you—may I—would it annoy you—Il^ttyl ask him. You know what I want!" "My darling!" Tho cooing, comforting murmur was passing sweet. "Be quiet for one moment, and you can put what you want to say in to words." As the fragile form quivered under her hand, a light scorned to dawn upon her. "You see, Mr. Gilchrist, my niece loves pict- urosbettor than any thing else—and she never has mot a real, live artist before," tho corners of her mouth yielding a little. "Sho has had a great longing to know how tho beautiful things that delight her are made—how they grow into being. Is that it, dear?" Hester nodded, her eyes luminous with tears she strove to drive back. March struck his hands together with boyish glee. "I have it! I will make a study of •orchards all a-flutter with pink,' and you shall see mo put in every stroke. May 1 begin 'to-morrow? Blossom-tlmo is short. How unspeakably jolly! May we, Miss Ailing?" Tho proposition was so ingenious, and Hester's imploring eyes were so eloquent that tho roforoo turned pule under tho heart-wrench demur cost her. "Dearl" she said, soothingly, to tho invalid, "it would not bo right to promise until wo havo consulted your mother. Mr. Gilchrist is very kind. Indeed"— raising an earnest face whoso pallor sot him to wondering—"you must believe that we do appreciate your goodness in offering her this grcathapplnoss. But— Hester, love, wo must ask mamma." March had seen Mrs. Wayt in church that forenoon, and boon struck anew with her delicate loveliness. Could she, with that Madonna face, bo a stern taskmistress? With tho rise of difficulties, his desire to paint tho plot tiro increased. That this unfortunate child, with tho artist-soul shining piteous through her big eyes, should see tho fair creation grow under his hand had become a matter of moment. As poor Hester's effort to express acquiescence or dissent died in a hysterical gurgle, and a shamed attempt to hide her hot face with her hands, tho tender-hearted fellow arose to tako leave. "I won't urge my petition until you havo had time to think it over. But I don't withdraw it. May I bring my sister over to see you both? Sho is fond of pictures, too, and dabbles in water-colors on her own account. Ex- cuso mo—and Thor—for our unintentionally unceremonious introduction to your notice, and thank you for a delightful half-hour. Good afternoon!" Hetty looked after him, as his elastic stride measured off the orchard-slope— a contradiction of strange mortification and strange delight warring within her. It was as if a young sun-god had paused in tho entrance of a gruesome cave, and talked familiarly with tho prisoners chained to tho walls. With all her resolute purpose to oppose the Intimacy which she foresaw must arise from tho proposed scheme of picture-making, she could not ignore the straining of her spirit upon her bonds. "Oh!" wailed Hester, lowering her hands. "I didn't mean to be so foolish! I will be bravo and sensible, but you know, Hetty, I have never had any thing like this offered to me before. It is like dying with thirst with water before one's eyes, to giro it up. And when he said: 'Blossom-time is short,' it rushed over mo that I never had any —I can never have any. I am just a withered, useless, ugly bud that will never bo a flower." An agony of sobs followed. "My precious one!" Hetty's tears flowed with hers. "Do I ever forget your sorrows? Are you listening, dear? If possible you shall have this ono poor little pleasure. You must trust your mother's love, and mine, to deny you nothing we can safely give. If we must refuse it is onl.y bearing a little morel" The going-out of the May day was calm as with remembered happiness, but the chill that lurks In tho imperfectly-tempered air of tho new-born season, awaiting the departure of the sun, was so pronounced by seven o'clock that Hetty called upon Homer to build a fire in the sitting-room, where she and Hester were sitting. The children MABCH-AXD MAT OrLCHEIST PATJBSD OH TflE POBCB. were sent to bed at eight o'clock. Mrs. Wayt was lying down in her chamber with one of her frequent headaches, rallying her forces against herbusband's return from the long walk he tonne necessary "tc work off- tlja cumulatiTe electricity unexpended by the" day 1 * •SThat is the' way it goes, I believe. miracle for me to recollect go rhyme. The robins and bees we out." whom he met two miles from how£ "5e was forging ahead like a 23 ' - mart be -to writ* pnwholdor to a friend. -'Nothing of t»» mtimental weakling about Mm!" March and May Gilchrist, pausing upon the parsonage porch, at sound of a voice singing softly and clearly within, pist a half-drawn sash curtain, Betty rocking back and forth in tho flro- light, with Hester in her arms. Tho iripple's head was thrown back slightly, aringlng into relief tho small, flno- featured face and lustrous oyos. Her wealth of hair waved and glittered with tho motion of tho chair like spun gold. It might havo boon a young mother crooning to her baby in a sort of chant, tho words of which were distinctly audible to brother and sister, tho nearest window being lowered a few inches from tho top. liestor loved heat and light as well as a salamander, but could not breathe freely in a closed room. Tonight was ono of her "bad times," and nothing but Hetty's singing could win tier a moderate degree of case. "Blow winds 1" sanR Hetty, "And waft through all the rooms Tho snow flukes of tho cherry blooms 1 Blow winds f and bend within my roach Tho fiery blossoms of tho poaohl O, Life and Love! O, happy throng Of thoughts whoso only speech is song! O. honrt of mnn I canst thou not be Ulltho ns tho nir Is, and as froo?" March moved forward hastily to ring tho boll. Ho felt like an eavesdropping spy upon tho unconscious girls. Without any knowledge of tho isolation and mutual dependence of tho two, tho visitors perceived pathos in tho scone—in tho clinging helplessness of ono and tho brooding tenderness expressed in tho closo clasp and bent head of tho other. Tho singing ceased instantly at tho sound of the gong. "By George! what an alarm!" muttered March, discomfited by tho clang succeeding his touch. "And I gavo it such a gontool pull!" His attitude was apologetic still, when Mr. Wayt's wife's sister opened tho door. "I seem fated to bo heralded noisily!" ho said, regretfully. "I had as llttlo idea of tho tone of your door-bell as you had of tho power of Thor's lungs. Miss Ailing, lot mo introduce my sister! Sho gave mo no peace until I brought her to see you. May extended her hand with unmistakable intention of good fellowship. "I scolded him for stealing a march upon me this afternoon while I, like a dutiful Christian, was In church," she said. Her smilo was her brother's, her blithe, refined tones her own. "But I mean to improve my advantages tho more diligently on that account." Tho genial persiflage had bridged over tho always-awkward transit from front- door to drawing-room when tho host is tho conductor. It was tho more embarrassing in this case because the two moagerly furnished parlors were un- lightod except as a glimmer from tho hall-gaa added to tho sense of space and emptiness. "Allow mo!" March tool: from Hetty's fingers tho match she had lighted, and reached up to tho chandelier. Tho white illumination flashed upon a pleasing study of an up-looking manly face, with honest, hazel eyes, drooping mustache and tooth that gleamed in tho smilo attending tho question: "I hope your niece is none tho worse for her fright?" "Thank you! I think not. Sho is rather nervous than timid, and not usually afraid of dogs." "I hope wo can see her to-night?" May took up tho word. "My brother says she is such a dainty, bright little creature that I am impatient to moot her." Hetty's eyos glowed with gratitude and surprise. No other visitor had over named tbo afflicted daughter of tho house in this tone. The frank, cordial praise kept back no implication of pitying patronage. Mr. Wayt's wife's Bister had knocked about tho warld of churches and parishes long enough to know that tho perfect breeding whioh Ignores deformity without overlooking the deformed is tho rarest of social gifts. In any other ciscumstances, she would havo refused steadfastly to subject Hester to tho scrutiny of a stranger. As it was, she hesitated visibly. "Sho is seldom able to receive company in tho evening. But I will see bow she is fooling to-night." She had remarkable self-possession, as March had noted already. She got herself out of the room without mumble or halt. Sho walked well, and with a single eye to her destination with no diffident conjectures as to how she moved or looked. March had keen perceptions and critical notions upon such points. "What an interesting-looking girl, observed May, in an undertone. And March, as cautiously—"I hope she will lot us see tbo little one! Sho is tho jolliest grig you can conceive of." Both tried not to look about them while waiting for tho hostess' return. Tho place was forlornly clean, and tho now carpets gave forth tho ungoodly smell of oily wool nothing but time and use can dissipate. Plaintive efforts to abolish stiffness wero evident in chairs grouped in conversational attitudes near the summer-fronted fire-place, and a table pulled well away from tho wall, with books and photographs lying about on it. March could fancy Hetty doing those things, then standing disheartened, in the waste of Moquette, under tho consciousness that there was not one-fifth enough furniture for tbo vast rooms. At this point, he spoko again, subduedly: "What possessed the church to build these desolate barns and call them family parlors?" May was a parish worker, and looked her surprise. "A parsonage must have plenty of parlor room for church sociables." "Then those who use them ought to furnish them. Or, say! it wouldn't be amiss to keep them up as show-places are abroad—by charging a shilling admission fee. Hetty's return saved him from deserved rebuke. "My niece will be very happy to see IJFOU," she reported, rather formally, her eyes darkling into vague trouble or May's gloved hand (ought hen with R •wift. Involuntary gesture. It was iho merest toucfr that emphasized the ,ow "Thank yju!" but both struck •traight homo to Hetty's heart. Tho March tact was Inimitable. Hester lay upon a loungo, propped into a sitting posture with pillows. Hei tialr and drapings woro cunningly disposed. A casual eye would not ~iiava penetrated tho secret of tho withered limbs and curved spine. A rod spot like a rose-loaf rested upon each oh«ak| MAY STOOPKD IMPULSIVELY TO KISS mtU. her eyes shono and her silent smile revealed small, perfect tooth lilto a two- year-old baby's. Sho was so winsome that May stooped impulsively to kiss her as sho'would a pretty child. "I camo to toll you how angry wo all aro—my father, mother and I—with mj brother and his dog for scaring you today!" she said, seating herself on an ottoman by tho lounge, and retaining hold of tho woo hand until it ceased to twitch and burn in hers. "I did think Thor knew better! His tail committed innumerable apologies to mo when I told him I hoped to see you this evening." March and Hetty, chatting togothoi near tho crackling wood fire, caught, presently, sentences relative to colors and pencils and portfolios, and slackened their talk to listen. May had elicited tho confession that llester'i brush was a solace and tho only paktlma she had "except reading and Hbtty'n music." "But It's only trying with mo." said tho tunoloss voice. "I havo had no teacher except Hetty." "My dear Hester!" cried tho person named. "Bo candid, and say 'worse than none!' " Hester colored vividly at this evidence that her confidences to her now friend woro shared by others, hut rallied gallantly to support her assertion. [TO UK CONTINUKD. I RUG-MAKING MADE EASY. Two Ways to Mnkn TCiiffs with lint Little The careful I.ubor. housewife whose BROKE UP THE SEANCE. A Spook Tlmt Wouldn't Piiy Its Debts. At u seance tho other night tho medium said: "Hero is n communication from John filucomo. Ho says that ha loft tho body two years ago. Anybody hero know John Blucomo?" "I reckon I ought to," said a tough- looking citizen sitting in the front row; "ho borored ton dollars of mo about throe year ago, and blamed of this show can go on until this thing's settled. Is ht hero. Cap?" "Yes," said tho medium, suspiciously regarding tho questioner. "Left the body, oh? Well, any body would get loft that lent him any thing. Say, aro you 'tending to his affairs?" "No; I've nothing to do with him," tho medium hastened to explain. "Don't know how ho got In here. Never saw him before." "Cap'n, I b'olievo you're standln' la with him. Gimme ton dollars or I'll bust up tho show." "Hold on. Blucomo, did I say? I meant Bliscomo." "Bliscomo? Why, bang his old hldo, is ho hero? Well, he'll do jlst as well as the other feller. I'd jist like to commune with him about two minutes." "What has ho done?" asked the medium, nervously. * "Hain't done nothln', only ho owes mo fifteen dollars, an' If tbo bill isn't settled tho show shan't run, that's all. Shut down tho ghost valve, drive away the spirits, for I'm going to run the machine myself." The medium jumped up and ran, and tho spook-seekers followed suit. Tho tough-looking citizen then walked away snickering.—Opio P. Read, in Texan Sittings. CRUSHED ONCE MORE. science will not allow her to throw nwny or put into tho rag-bug the small, bright bits of now fjonds, flannels, cashmeres, dclaincK, tricots, and other wool goods sure to accumulate in every household, nndyct who has little or no time at her disposal in which to \itilize them, soon lias a 1 iii-pfe stock of such material on hand, and is upt, ns she looks at her ever-inci-c.islnp stores, to look with longing towards her neighbors' drawn rugs, thinking how beautifully her own rolls of pieces would combine with other material to work xip in that way if sbo bad but the time to give to the work. Rugs are so inexpensive and add so much to tho cosy nnd homelike appear- anco of any room thut it is really a pity all can not havo thorn; the drawn especially, if carefully dono, arc pretty enough to adorn any room, and sis they lust almost forever they amply repay tho time spent upon them if one has the time to use in that way. I'.nt rugs that cannot lieclist ingnished from drawn work, except cm close examination, may be made in two wuys, neither of which require half the time nnd labor that must be bestowed on a drawn rug. They may bo worked in pttttorns, or made with a "hit-or-miss" center and border of ono color. These uro pvotty and nro more, easily and quickly made than if worked in patterns. Tho material should bo soft woolen; cut it in bias strips about one. inch in width, mix the colors thoroughly, thr.n run n gathering thrciid down tho middle of each strip, making long Ktringn of gathered nigs, say ns long us your rug is wide. They need not be sewed like carpet-rags, but can bo gathered ono nt'ter smother on tho thread without sewing. When you havo a sullicie.ut quantity done sow the strips close together on burlap, or bed-licking, or whatcvcr you are using for :i foundation, by stitching down through tho center where they are gathered, cither on the scwing-muehinc or by hand. One C.C.TI Ijardly get the rows near enough together on tlio machine; two rows, however, may bo stiWi/'d and ono put between them by hand. The chocked flannel poocis,- .O nnd white, black nnd white, gray and v«iJ>: rod ami black, make handsome borders for those rugs. When completed they can be. sheared the same as :i drawn rug, but if tho rags nre out evenly they need bitt little shearing. For the other, procure a picee of strong wire that will not bend easily; it should bo nearly a yard lonn-; bond it in the form of a hair-pin, leaving tbo prongs a full inch apart. Cut the rags and sew them as for carpet, but ilner than carpet-rugs arc usually cut, mid wind thorn over tho prongs of tho wire, crossing them each time in tho middle, just as one winds hair on n luiii'-pin to crimp it; as soon as the wire is full put it on tho sowing-machine nnd stitch down through tho center, where tho rags arc crossed, stitching it to tho foundation of the rug at tho same time if you wish. As soon as stitched draw out tho wire. Finish by shearing. If you wish a pattern instead of a mixed center, mark the pattern on the foundation and fill it out with tho gathered strips, or the wound ones, by hand, putting in the filling around the pattern afterward. These last may be. made of yarn, and yarn that hus been used is much prettier for tbo purpose than any that has not, winding it nnd stitching it tho same as heavier material. If one wishes to buy material, carpet- waste— that comes in all colors, mixed — is sold for the purpose. It can be bought for about twenty-five or twenty- seven cents a pound, and one and one- quarter pounds will make a centerpiece ono yard long and one-half yard wide. The border should be made of but one color, or shades of one color, nnd muy be wide or narrow, according to taste, or. the size of rug required. — Household Monthly. FISHING IN ICELAND. Indications Show, Uowevor, That H« Zlldu't I)o Aw.iy with Himself. "I—I hate to make you any extra trouble," he said to the chief clerk at the post-oilico yesterday. "Well?" . "Well, I wrote to my girl two days ago and have received no answer. I'nc awf ully) careless,, and perhaps I neglect ed to scamp it." "Yes. Very Important letter." "Very. In fact, I popped the question." "I'll look among the dead letters" A search was made. t»jt nothing wo* found of tho lotter- "It must bare reached her," said tttt clerk, as he returned. "Then I don't understand it." "I'm sure I can't. Have you read th< list of marriage licenses for yesterday?" "N-no!" gulped tho young man. "I'll get a paper." In ten minutes be was back, his eyei hanging out and his face like chalk, and in a hoarse whisper, he said: "That's the reason." "What?" "Married to another feller last night!' "Uumpb!" "Thanks for your trouble. When ; am dead you—" He broke away, overcome with emotion, but as ho was seen devouring t banana two hours later with great relish, it is suspected that he still lives,—Detroit Free Press. I belong to the peripatette MitafSltjf dpubt as she said it. On tho way across Ina/mhir " ha aaM *« « ..••t«ti !„• n m ^4>A It^ll eko oXAaA t,t«wfaj31tr «v« \fnvf she added hurriedly to May: overperiuade her to meet thi» CAM ther* wu no * I'rotty High. Fitzgibbons—Shall you go to tb« mountains or the sea-shore this summer. Miss Ethel? Miss Ethel—High altitude* are alwayi delightful. Mr. Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons—Have you ever been yerj high up in the mountains? Miss Ethel—Wei}, two year* ago wi went a» bltrb M tortj dollar* a we«i •Sieoo-—Judgs. j •hort distance nnd then allowed to drop back, so that the little fish that nre nosing 1 nbout tho white "jigs" after the manner of codfish, are hooked about tho jaw or in the belly. As soon as the fishman feels a fish on his hook he -catches up a bight of the line with his scoop nnd another below this with bis reel nnd thus reols up the line on t hose two sticks in loose coils until tho fish is brought to the surface, when a skilful loss throws him off the. barb- less hook on the ice, where he; irivos one convulsive! flap and instantly fi-ccxes solid. The elastic whalebone lino ia thrown oil' the. sticks without tangling, and paid out through the hole again for trial. If fish are not found plenty at tho first hole the fisherman shifts his fc-rcnnd until lie strikes a school. They are soim-tlines so plenty that they may be ounght as fast as they can bo hauled up. One woman will frequently bring in upward of :i bushel of little lish—they are ponei-ally about tivo or six inches long—fi-cnu n single day's fishing. This fishing lasts until about tho middle of May, when the ieo begins to soften. A good miiny aro also caught along tho shore, in November in about a foot ol water when there are no tide cracks in the iec. At this season tho Eskimo use a little rod about two foot long, with a short line nnd ;i little ivory squirt, at which tho fish bito.—Forest and Stream. GENERAL. The i;t,m»ll» With Whldi tho Kuklmo FUhtirnien Capture Their Pruy. Wherever there is a level field of this season's ieo inclosed by lines of hummocks, tho fish are sure to be plenty. Such a field us this, about hnlf a mile long, practically afforded n living- to most of the people in the village during the season of 1868, because thut year the ice was very unfavorable for scaling and food was pretty scarce in the village. Tho fishing is carried on mostly by the women and children, thouffli,one or two old men generally go out, and one or two of the younger men, when they can not go scaling and food is wanted at tho house, will join the fishing- party. Each fisherman is provided with a long-handled ice-pick, which he frequently leaves sticking in the snow near the fishing ground, a long line made of strips of whalebone, reeled lengthwise on a slender wooden shuttle about eighteen inches long, and provided with a copper sinker and two pear-shuped "jjgs,' of walrus ivory armed with four barbless hooks of copper, and n scoop or dipper made of rein- doer antlers, with a wooden bundle about two feet long. Hardly an Eskimo, and especially no Eskimo boy, stirs out of the house in the winter without one of these scoops in his hand. To every party of two or three there will also be a good-sized bag of sealskin, generally made of a piece of an old kayak cover, for briiiginff homo the fish. Arrivingatthefishinggrounds each proceeds to pick u. hole through the ice, which is about four feet AN ACCURSED HEAP. —Vulcan is Raid to havo been tht in- vontor of lamps. —Tho Strasburrjf Cathedral clocic was built iti 1570 by Isaac Habrocht. —A Proper Revenge. — Gnrley—"A man called mo a dude, to-day, but I promptly wesentoil the insult." Dolly —''How'.'' 1 (inrley—"I looked at him weal migwy."—The Epoch. —Mo.d'nll—"Do you exchange unsatisfactory |?onds?" Salesman—"Yes, sir." McGnll—"Well, bore's an overcoat I pot hero last year, and I think I like your new styles much better."— Harper's Bazar. —Hoffman Howes—"The world owes every man a living, doesn't it?" Temple Court—"Of course, it does." Hoffman Howes—"Well, collect mine from it for me, and I'll yivc j'ou half."—Harper's Bazar. —The onion is an historic vegetable, flliving been used from .1 ndea to Palestine, j'.s its names in Sanscrit and Hebrew testify. It was also used as far back as caz bo traced by tho Greeks, Romans and E^'ptians. It is found in a wild state to-ci^ in many parts of Asia. —If Charlie Ross did no'vjUe of neglect or exposure, or was not ffiurdered within a year or two after being stc'en, the fact of his being nllvo to-day coiii> not possibly be verified. Ho would have t/rown to manhood mid every memory of his childhood days would have boon effaced.—Detroit Free Press. —Ono of the most valuable cargoes over shipped from tho Columbia river was dispatched from Astoria in a German vessel recently. It comprised over 20,000 cases of salmon, 2(1,000 sacks of Hour and 13'J,000 sacks of wheat, representing a value of $237,000. To transport this cargo by rail would require 810 curs, each carrying ten tons. —Prof. Koch's breakfast, which he takes shortly after nine o'clock, would hardly please the palates of an American. It is composed solely of an uninviting white son]), into which he puts any amount of little squares of toasted bread. His dinner, taken at two, consists of one course of meat and vege- tu-bles, ono light sweot dish, and, to finish all, a plate of soup. —The Order of tho Thistle has claimed a very ancient date for its foundation'—even as far back as A. D., 809; but it was either restored or instituted by James V., 15-10, when ho with twelve Knights completed the roll. It now consists of tho soverelffn and sixteen members; St. Andrew is its patron saint, and the color of tho distinctive ribbon is dark green. The Knights of this order are invariably Scotchmen. —Principal Lee, of Edinburgh University, was frequently complaining of his health, and seemed to take a pleasure in expatiating' on his ailments. He was met one morning by Prof. Robertson, who expressed a hope that ho was well. "Fur from well," said the principal," "1'vo had no sleep for * fortnight." "Then, principal," replied the professor, -'you're getting better; when we last met you hud not slept for six weeks!" D —The most terrible enemies of mice are not other animals, but such sudden changes of weather as occur almost every year. Alternations of frost and warm weather destroy them in numberless quantities. Ono single sudden change, can reduce thousands of mice to the number of a few individuals. On the other side a warm winter, or a winter which (••nulually stops in, makes them multiply in menacing proportion, notwithstanding every enemy. —The reason why a native or old resident of thcs West Coast is a self-riser is peculiar. Originally, when mining operations began in California and Nevada, when the new comers ran out of bread they hud nothing to take the place of it except flour and water baked into cukes of the density of lignite, whereas every old resident carried self- rising Hour, prepared with yeast. Out of that fact grew tho division of each new camp into two classes—the tendor- feet and the self-risers. —"It is curious," says Colonel Claw- trap, "how easily the children are amused. For instance, my sense of taste is disturbed by sound. I don't mean to say that I like to eat in silence, but what I do mean is that my sense of critical taste is less acute when the air thick, clearing out the chips with the is disturbed by sound waves, For ex- scoop. The "jigs" arcs then lot down i ample, we buy fresh tea from another through the hole and enough line un- ' grocer, and Mrs. Clawtrap asks for my reeled to keep them just clear of the judgment on it. Tho children are live- bottom where the fish arc playing ly—quite' lively; amused over trifles; about. The reel i» hold in the right but when I ask them to be quiet for a hand and serves as a short rod, while moment while I tuste the tea, that sna- the scoop is held in the left hand and pie request somehow seems to them to used to keep the hole clear of the scum : be funnier than any thing they have of the new ice, which, of course, is con- heard yet, and they make such a dera- stantly forming. The new line is kept j onstration over it that I am obliged to in constant motion, jerked up quickly u. defer the test"—N. V. SUB. Th« nnln of tho Dread Inquisition of Goa, India. . The interior of the edifice of the notorious Inquisition of Goa has been often described by the old travelers, to whoso works in "Collection of Voyages" wo must refer the reader. Sufficient it will bo to mention that tho building- now razed to the ground covered a space of two acres, contained three largo balls, and 200 prisoners* colls above and under the basement, and was (rirded by walls of immense thickness. At once the palace and the prison of tho Inquisition, it was the priflo nnd terror of the people of Goa. Suddenly and silently would tbo black-robed myrmidons of the establishment appear-:' in any house in the eity, touch the accused upon tho shoulder, and bid him follow them. No mutter how popular the victim had boon, not ono hand would bo raised in his defense as ho was hurried through tbo busy streets wlthia tho remorseless doors of tho "holy office'," At (!oa a largo majority of tho, Hindoo population bad embraced Christianity, but they would of ten-.-revert to the practice in secret of occult rites. Such acts woro regarded as sorcery and magic in those days, and if tho native had boon baptized ho could rarely escape the stake as punishment for lapse into these practices. To this clay tho few Hindoos who dwell at Old Uon speak with bated breath as they point to the stony heap where stood the Inquisition. There, they tell you, stood Orlem ghor, the "Great House." Many autos-do-fc wore^held hold here in tho last century. The last auto-de-fo which took place was in February, 177!); Imt the number of persons condemned, and those, if any, whbxvera burned, does not seem to have been recorded. In the year 1800 tho number of prisoners was forty-seven- Hy a royal decree from Portugal, tinted May !!1, ISM, tho Holy Inquisition was fm-ovor abolished. The 'building was then shut up and abandoned to decay nnd ruin, which, indeed, for' a Ion"; time previously had been actively going on. In 1S20 a large porr lion was pulled down, and of the remainder tho Abbo Cottineavii who visited lion in 1827, says: "The whole is now fast ('"faying, no doors or. window- shutters existing. Shrubs, thorns and rubbish block up tlio front entrance, and the interior must be filled witii—-f,*il snakes and other reptiles." Finally, in 1820, a complete wreck oi j< the dread edifice was perpetrated by the authorities, who required materials foi building operations at Panjim. The 1 ! whole place was pulled down and left a hideous mound of debris— a sort of uccursud heap in mem*, ory of tho deeds of barbarity so long ' !>nacted within the hellish place. Fon- ^ scon, however, relates one stage furth* ^ f er. In 1850, when the gv,and exposition?* a of St. K^neis Xavier's remains was be-iT • ing propartid'-icVo tne greater part ox$ tho stones, stueco''>«nd rubbish, carted away. And loK.the woro engaged on the steps going below to a vault or dungeon, nnd lar, under a heavy, boat-H^aped;pl« lead, was found a human skolet Murray's Magazine. TRAVELS OF A BULLET^ Tho DIHVrmit Motions It Ui'Hcrlboa ln- - sting An authority on shooting and a:'j tlemun well informed on detail pertaining to the bull's eye, ] an Examiner reporter some interest! information on tho queer actions Of fl-J bullet after being discharged from the;' muzzle of a gun.' "A bullet," he declared, "sighted fQ 1,000 yards has three separate and i tinct motions, and in cases where ;*-,-,, stubby and blunt express lead is used It ; has four. The first-is its velocity or j '| straight motion of journey; the second *, is the rotary motion, caused by the bor^. of tho gun, which makes it plow through , the air; and the third is the trajectory r motion, or drift, attributable to the at* ; ! traction of gravity, which forces th* < bullet sideways. When tho express bullet is used it follows a line similar to ' the edge of a corkscrew. The latter is ascribablc to the extra friction on the.' bottom of the ball, which is constantly -> lowering. '" "I hud this illustrated by placing',- ">' shectsofpaperjfortyyardsapartonalev-t-j "^ e] and the course of the bullet could ba.' . seen by collecting the papers and laying •• them one over the other. "t s * "A bull has a largo drop when travel* '< Ing any great distance. For instance, f take 1,000 yards. The bullet, if keeping 1 1 the; course it originally started out;', to follow, would land a distance oi "j over 225 feet above the bull's-eve* ' Hut it starts to drop immediately aftqt. leaving the muzzle of the gun, and at* between 550 and 000 yards the ball ia over sixty feet above the line of tha , bull's-eye, and a considerable distance below the line of sight. At 200 yards it has decreased in proportion and the aim is only forty inches above the bull's- eye, but at 500 yards it is over sixteen feet. ' ' "It takes about three seconds for'aj" ball to travel 1,000 yards with an ordi-;t nary charge of powder behind it. Tha first second it travels 1,500 feet. In the, next second it travels only three-quar-i i J tors of that distance, and in the , thifd second It travels only one-half as much sj as It did when leaving tho muz/Je, "I made the claim here a short time;;' ago that a ball made more revoluf that is, its rotary motion increased)! i proportion to the distance it traveled-; as it approached the target than it in the 100 yards immediately after laa ing the muzzle, and 1 will ejcpJaittVT' friction of the atmosphere does' lessen the rotary motion as fast portion to the distance it has 1 as it (loos its uij.rht through the phere, -consequently, while H in ,t 100 yards the ball is pnly twe" rate just one-half of its»c the rotary motion is just ^_ having more time, makes more;-: tions."—San Francisco Ess —A Suggestion.—Jo finish a story I am < to call it-'V- Jackson—* 4 !

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