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Ironwood, Michigan
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THE SILL. broad Holds of whoat ana corn e lowly homo where I was born— &ch tree leans against the wall, ; Anihe woodbine wonders over all ; There'ls the shaded door-way still, }' Vt Bat^-stranger's (oat has crossed the sill I ,V K/J ' There is the barn— and, as of yore, '« •,' ''O'l dan smeU the hay from tho open door, t / ' j-And see the busy swallows throng, • i Aal hear the pewee's mournful SOUR; rEnt the stranger comes— O, painful proof! 'His sheaves are piled to tho heated roof. ^ oorcharoV-tho vory trees iWhere my childhood knew long hours of case, uUid watched tho shadowy moments run i m'Till my life Imbibed more fllmdo thunsun; , ,(..' Tho swinfe from tbo bough stll' sweeps the air. "• •<, "Bfiithe stranger's children aro swinging there 1 " " There bubbles the slindy spring below, With Its bulrush brook where the hazels grow; ^was therelfound the calamus root, Ana'watohod the minnows poise and shoot, .And. hoard the robtn lavo its wing, < But the stranger's bucket Is at tho spring. O ye who dally cross the sill, Step lightly, for I love it still; And when you crowd the old barn caves, ^ Then think what countless harvest sheaves Have passed within that scented door •i To gladden eyes that are no more. ndly with these orchard trees, when your children crowd their knees, elr sweetest fruit they shall impart, If old memories stirred thotr heart. youthful sport still leave tho swing, d in swoul reverence hold tho aprlup 1 ho barn, the trees, the brook, the buns, he meadows with their lowing herds, g woodbine'bn the cottage wall— y heart still lingers with thorn all. 3 strangers on my native sill, i lightly, for I love it still I homas Buchanan Bead, In Grocers' and Can- nr«' Onzftttrt." )E DUBUQUE'S ESCAPE. by a Woman He Easily Eluded the Officers. ce upon a time Joe Dubuque was jail. Dubuquo was a daring yhose Jlrie was picking pockets. r 'ed tdghfAn liis profession and olfed up to, and liad high rever- *— ^" J ^'members of the "fami- oeration brought shoals 'k ancl'devious friends around, .charged with a robbery of 'con- mdment — 811,000—and this .ending as a thief were such as him a Ipng term if convicted, wasted like water in his de- e 'best legal talent was hiSj.succor. A great trial irae great lies were told, was conducted with all is of a high-priced legal Prosecutor DeWolf, "the o,f, a -community would ' assistance when ithe heart these outlaws •'disaster would become finding no basis." . convicted and sensors in the penitentiary. i anil Etvugiuuo vandals, I stood by hhj through ieir hopes high. It •va'i " it to the penitentiary, fht happen. The case jto the Supreme Court, {ye them three months le was to be detained in jision. Why did they icr's bond? Because it ,000, and no man with be procured unless he jfroin harm with a de- .amount and a thousand the trouble. Thieves iiness men. It was re- ibuque out even if it but other methods The sheriff should never have spoken to ler at all. She know in an instant some move was afoot. At last he said: "Come as early as 11:46 and take dinner with Joe. I'm going to give him a rood dinner to-morrow." 'Very well, I'll come." said tho girl, and went in to Dubuque and straightway told the whole conversation. 'Wants you to be here to dinner," sairl Dubuque, reflectively. "You generally come at three in the afternoon," Then the rascal knitted his brows and ihonght hard while the girl waited. 'This sheriff is onto something," said Dubuque at last, "and is going to make ne safe somevVherc. Let me look at iliis paper a minute," and he picked up one of the several with which his cell ivas furnished. "That's it," he said, after a moment's reading. "lie's planning to take me to .he pen. The train starts at two p. m." "I think so, too," said the girl. "Now what will we do? Shall I notify Hatches and the men?" 'No," said Dubuque. "I'll tell you low we'll fix this. I have never at- ;cmpted any thing, so far, and just let ,he boys work, but I've been thinking all the time and I've got a plan that I jelieve will work. I know a way out of this jail and a place to hide within fifty yards of it. That is, I think I do; t won't cost much to test it anyhow." Here the cateran went on and told ,he girl his plans. They were very iimple and were to be acted upon at once. That afternoon she made a second visit to Dubuque and gave him a ;hin cloth cap without being detected, and also a round bar of india-rubber about a foot long and an inch and a half in diameter. "I could knock a cow down with that," said Dubuque. "and never leave amark. It's better than a sancl-btig." The girl also proffered him a pistol. "Kill them, Joe, if they try to stop you!" And her eyes lighted with antic- pated slaughter, like a cat's. "No," said Dubuque, drawing back. 'I don't mind a tap or two with a billy or a sand-bng, but I won't murder. I never killed a man, and I never will. I'll keep that sin off my hands." The girl went away. At 4:80 that afternoon the turnkey came with sup- jer. Ordinarily he flid not open the cell door, but passed the food through a little window. When he came to Du- sight cheaper," said tpllie Matches, "if we int." Oman who passed for She was very pretty Jfand went to see Du- you, Joe, until the pinch my fingers," vho have ever seen tin with this sort oi tho truth. They •t and are faithfn good prisoner and be- pfficers liked him, one i —«ny liberties. They .wly, however, ant rcises each day his The sheriff felt that made to liberate lew that dozens o: men were on the mt purpose but to e knew that money he had been slyly md to turn Du- He laughed at the him through an pedhim to realty for Dubuque. other plan," said fail we'll put up ~ :e him out that "That's what I call one way to employ a lawyer," said Matches, when he heard of it. While Dubuquo waited in the lawyer's office pursuit ran up and down the sidewalk beneath its windows. Tho pur- uued took a thoughtful pleasure in watching it. At last a detective who was called in got one of the customary clews and led the entire chase to a distant part of tho city. Dubuque was safe. "I never feel absolutely removed from danger," said Dubuque. "until a detective is chasing me. Then I know I'm safe." While Dubuque sat by the window a carriage drove up and stopped across, the street. Dubuque lighted a cigar the clerk gave him to comfort him while waiting and watched the carriage narrowly. He must make no mistake. Presently a little hand holding a white handkerchief was placed in tho opening in the door. It was Dubuquo's carriage. But he smoked on and was in no hurry. Let it get a little darker. The carriage waited and Dubuque waited. At last it was quite dark. "I will see Mr. Jameson later," said Dubuque to the clerk. "Or tell him I'll write to him." Then he went across to the carriage. The door was opened and he stepped hi. The pretty girl was waiting. "Through thick and thin," he said, as he took her in his arms and kissed her. As they passed the jail, a few feet further on, Dubuque waved an adieu as he looked out from the dark carriage. "I must look after that 'Rock of Ages* man," he thought. Then he kissed the pretty girl again. Joe Dubuquo had escaped.—Kansas City Star. SUBTERRANEAN FIRES. FOREIGN GOSSIP. hidden prepara- Dubuque by iinory method of There was no ine with tools or i cell was daily aed them. So evolved and set became vagiie- teiise of danger. >lved to take atiary to await He did not j turnkeys. Me ernoon at t<vo pretty wife a—the day be- tbV State's s kindly and athy for the whether u«'the next . t while iraque's door the prisoner was seated at lis little table, apparently drawing on a paper. "What's that, Dubuque—a plan of the ail?" he asked. "No, sir." "Pass it out and let me see it." But Dubuque sat down on the edge of lis bunk with a sullen air, and folding lis arms, said never a word. Well, then," said the turnkey, "I'll come aud get it," and he began to unlock ;he door. Dubuque never moved. The turnkey entered and started for the table. Just as lie passed the captive a swift blow iell on his head and he sank to the floor. tt was the rubber billy. A prisoner in ihc next cell heard the noise and at once divined the trouble going on. Like a ;ood fellow, he at once began to howl "Rock of Ages" at the top of his voice to cover DubiK\u<i'& work. 'That song will be worth money and friends to him when I am out," thought Dubuque, as he bound and gagged the smitten turnkey. Then he put on the man's hat and coat, and taking his keys stepped out and locked the door. The senseless turnkey was locked in. Dubuque went at once to the cage at the door, and, unlocking it, let himself in and locked the door behind. Then he rapped three times with his key on the outer wicket, which was the turnkey's sign to the doorkeeper to unlock and let him out. Dubuque expected to pass undetected. The turnkey's hat was a big slouch, which, as he kept his face half turned from the guard at the door, protected his features from view. There were several offices to go through after this, but Dubuque was hopeful he might manage it. It was growing dark at the close of a winter afternoon. This would help. But just as Dubuquo rapped at the outer door to get out an unforeseen thing happened. The vocalist was still bawling "Rock of Ages" and waiting for his supper., when "Bang!" came the report of a pistol inside the jail. It was tho turnkey, who, though tightly bound and gagged, on recovering his wits had managed to fire his pistol without talcing it from his belt. "I should have taken away his revolver," reflected Dubuque hastily as he heard the noise. But he was equal to the occasion. In an instant he turned back aud began unlocking the inner door again which led to the cells. The outside guard was tearing open the outer door, while half a dozen deputies, already arrived, were waiting to get in, Dubuque got his door open at the same tune the outer door swung wide. In an instant the mob of deputies rushed in side to tiie cells without regarding Du buque. This alert yet thoughtful indi vidual waited until all were in, closet and locked the door, and then startec through the just deserted office to th< world beyond. In the last door he mei the sheriff, who was to banquet him the next day. He did not recognizi Dubuque, and asked hastily what was the trouble in the jail. For reply Du buque smote his would-be entertaine to the floor with his rubber billy. Then he ran into the open air. He knew pursuit would be hot on hi heels in less than five minutes. Ten rods from the jail he turned up a stair way to a lawyer's office. In the stall way he changed to the cloth cap, hidin the big slouch of the turnkey in a eoa box which stood in the hall. "Is Mr. Jaiuesuu iu?" he asked, as he came into the office. "No," said the clerk, a very young man; "Mr. Jameson went out on Wood- hind avenue with a lady to see a man who was sick and who wanted to employ him in the Joe Dubuque case." "I'll wait awhile," said Dubuque, and, taking a chair, he sat looking out the window at the darkening street. He fiad sent hii girl to take this lawyer away frotti his office so that ho might useittowOe^n. The lawyer fenew him Tho Terrors of n Volcanic Kruptlon Grnph* Icnlly Described. Some idea of the terror of volcanoes may be gathered from an account of an eruption in one of the Hawaiian islands, when the crater was filled from five hundred to six hundred feet deep with molten lava, the immense weight of which broke through a subterranean passage of twenty-seven miles and reached the sea, forty miles distant, in two days, flowing for three weelcs and heating the water twenty miles distant. Hocks melted like wax in its path; forests crackled and blazed before its fervent heat; the works of man were to it but as a scroll in the flames. Imagine Niagara's stream, above the brink of tho falls, with its clashing, vhirling,'madly raging waters, hurry- ng on to their plunge, instantaneously onverted into fire—a gory-hued river of used minerals; volumes of hissing team arising; smoke curling upward rom ten thousand vents, which give utterance to many deep-toned mutter- ngs and sullen, confined clamorings; fases detonating and shrieking as they 'Urst from their hot prison-house; tho leavens lurid with flames; the atmosphere dark and oppressive; the horizon nurky with vapors and gleaming with he reflected contest. Such was the scene as the fiery cata- act, leaping a precipice of fifty feet, Doured its flood upon the ocean. The ild line of coast, a mass of compact, in- lurated lava, whitened, cracked and ell. The waters recoiled .and seat orth a tempest of spray; they foamed and lashed around and over the melted oek, they boiled with white heat, and he roar of the conflicting agencies frrew fiercer and louder. The reports >f the exploding gases were distinctly icard twenty-five miles distant, and were likened to a whole broadside of leavy artillery. Streaks of the intens- :st light glanced like lightning in all Lirections; the outskirts of the burning ava as it fell, cooled by the shock, were shivered into millions of fragments and scattered by the strong wind in sparking showers far into the country. Six veeks later at the base of the hills the vater continued scalding h&t and sent lorth clouds of steam at every wash of ;he waves.—London Budget. THE AFFABLE WOMAN. —The Ministry of the Interior intends to abrogate the rights of foreigners holding real estate in Russia. —In Paris the simplest form of embalming costs usually 800 francs, but should an autopsy have been performed or, death occurring through other than natural causes, a much heavier sum would be incurred, rising in some cases to as much as 5,000 francs. —The government allows a generous subsidy to theaters in the cities of the Caucasus. Tiflis alone will get 47,000 rubles during .this year. But Russian troupes are scarce in that region, and Italian, French and German actors draw the largest part of the subsidy. —The cost of a grave in the Paris cemeteries is uniform, and has been raised of late to £29; this, of course, is in perpetuity. At most of the cemeteries ground can be rented for five years at a charge of fifty francs for the term, and can generally be renewed at the end of this period for at least a second term. —During the longest days in June the sun shines for twenty-two hours out of the twenty-four in Alaska. . Through the months of June, July and August, when the nights are so short, the weather becomes vory warm. Miners are then frequently compeled to seek a shady retreat, and the water in the streams becomes comfortable for bath- Ing. —Russia undoubtedly will carry out tho gigantic undertaking of continuing her railway , system now terminating near the eastern border of Europe through Asia, across the wilderness of Siberia to the Pacific ocean at Vladivostok, thus greatly strengthening her military power and at the same time completing a continuous railway line around the world, saving the considerable gaps formed by tho two oceans.—Railway Age. —A French magazine, devoted to geographical matters, figures tip tho areas of African territory appropriated by tho European powers. They aro as follows: Franco, 2,800,000 square miles; Great Britain, 1,909,445; Germany, 1,085,720; Congo Free State, 1,000,000; Portugal (not yet ratified), 774,903; Italy, 800,000; Spain, 310,000. While the area secured by France is much tho argest, so far as value is concerned En- land has ino rival in A f rica. There arc till 2,500>000 square miles in possession f tho native rulers. by sight, so it would, not do to'hare nun, ' She Is Not Afraid of Losing Her Dignity by Trying to Brighten tho World. If women could ever learn that it is quite possible to combine affability ,vith dignity in commonplace daily intercourse with their fellow-creatures, ;his would be a far brighter and more agreeable world. Nine-tenths of the gentle women one knows would no more address an unintroduced female than bite oft a bit of their own tongues. Not once in a blue moon do they dare converse with their servants, the clerk behind the counter, tho chance companion of a railway journey, or even the lady who has dropped in to call on a mutual friend. Awkwardness and timidity, with a sense of alleged well-bred reserve seal their lips to every form oi communication. In their shyness and stupid fear of furnishing an opportunity for undue familiarity, they gc through life like oysters, as far as thost outside their narrow circle are concerned. But thank Heaven! there is a woman, aud her tribe is increasing,who realizes all of tho beautiful opportunities and rights tho gift of.speech gives her. She can afford to talk to her domestics about any and every thing, ant cement their affectionate respect with every word uttered. Her kindly recog nition of the shop girl and fragment of pleasant gossip across the yard stick is a wholesome break in the clerk's dul day. To sit beside a respectable female for an hour's train travel, and not ex change greeting as two human beings touching in their journey of life, woulc confound her kindly nature. She is sure of her dignity and, strong in its in tegrity, affords to do what possibly a less fine-grained nature shrinks to es say. Her friendly, well chosen words are as far removed from volubility as her cordial manners are from gush Recognizing the power of speech as thi most potent of spells for removing dull unlovely discontent, embarrassment and loneliness, she is free with worthy thoughts graciously expressed. It i. noticeable that such woman never leav drawing-room, kitchen, shop or coae that every other creature (A her kin present does not acknowledge to herself the supreme excellence of courtes above all other feminine, IttstrMftd American,;, THE CZAR'S DOMAIN. of interest taken in tho king of fishes, ihe ignorance hi its seafaring habits is surprising. The recent experiments undertaken by Mr. Archer in the Norwegian fiords and duly chronicled in the columns of the Field, with numbers of marked fish, have proved that the same individuals, while roaming as much as ninety miles from the coast, often rer tarn to the same haunts in the rivers. Each salmon employed in the conduct of the experiments has been marked by a numbered and dated metal plate secured through tho dorsal fin, the records of the returning fish being carefully noted and tabulated by Mr. Archer. But the general food supply at sea remains a matter of speculative inquiry. In the rivers salmon have been proved to devour ephemeridro and water beetles, but the sea-going fish invariably aro taken with the stomach empty. I know of two exceptions to the rule. At the moment when a number of salmon were netted off one of the Scotch lochs a gentleman witnessed one eject some half- digested eels from the mouth. In the Field for July 20, 1S90, a writer records in the angling column that he has lately seen a salmon capturedcontniningyoung salmon in the stomach, [f the salmon lived chiefly on suction tlie teeth would surely show signs of degeneration, which is by no means the case. I have seen a fisherman on the Severn have his finger lacerated through pushing- his hand too far through the gills of a still living fish,, and the quantity of short rounded teeth present every appearance of usefulness. The extraordinary increase in bulk during a few weeks' visit to the sea clearly points to an abundant food supply, which must be something plentifully distributed among the littoral fauna. The migrations of the salmon and river eels are curiously intermixed; it is quite possible that the young eels constitute a favorite article of diet. The fact that tho stomach of a salmon is almost always empty when captured has been explained as the result of fear. At the moment the fish feel the meshes of the net all food is said to ba ejected. Fishing oft' the coast of Devon this summer, I saw a large salmon leap through tho water as if in pursuit of prey, just as a pike dashes after smaller fisli; it was gone like a flash, and we could see no more. Some day, doubtless, the full facts will be discovered and recorded.—Gentleman's Magazine. TANNED BY ELECTRICITY. tatlntlcs Showing the Terrible Condition of tile iCUH8llU18i The vcar-book issued by the Statisti- al Central Committee of the Russian linistry of the Interior is an interest- ng publication, throwing much light on lie condition of the Russian people. Ac- ording to the work, the estimated pop- ilation of Russia is 110,028,070 souls, of vhlch about 100,000.0000 inhabit Eu- opeiiti Russia (without Finland) and he Caucasus. Marriages are constantly the increase, their number in 1888 beini; 871,470. In the same year 4,585,'41 births wero registered, against inly 3,053,110 deaths. The in- irease of population is oon- ieqiicntly 14.8 per 1,000, this per- lentnire being exceeded by no other European state. The number of vio- ent deaths, however, is very high, and on the increase, being 44,427 in 1887, against 42,1)85 in 18SU. Of these 2,575 ind 2.JS5 respectively were suicides and 3,788 and 8,008 respectively homicides. The victims of intemperance in 188' numbered 4,517. In ISSfl and 38S7 14,- iSl persons were drowned, 2,027 wore 'rozen to death, and 1,472 killed ightning. Of all diseases typhus exacted the most victims, and raged .hronjfliout Russia. The numbers oi .887 showed 289,883 cases of disease and :5,858 deaths. Of cholera nostras there were 8.759 cases, and 800 died. The chief center of disease in Russia is the Government of Kieff. Immense damage is done to property by fires, The year-book estimates the total loss by fire in 18SO at 59,500,000 rubles, und in 1887 at 08,782,700 rubles. In 1882 it was as high as 98,600,000 rubles. From 1870 to 1887 the loss by fire waa 1,000,000,000 rubles, which is about 80 copecks per annum per head of population. About 90 per cent of the Bres were due to incendiarism, and four- fifths of the damage was caused in the country. The consumption of spirits is proportionately small—only 21 vedro per inhabitant hi 1887. The remarkable spread of drunkenness is explained by tiie admixture of fusel oil to spirits. The consumption of beer has increased, notwithstanding a decrease in the number of breweries. According to a table containing the prices at Moscow of a pood of brown bread, a sack of flour of the first quality, and the bread made of a sack of such flour, they have doubled during the last ninety years. In 1S87 there existed 18,950 manufactories with a productive capacity of over 1,000 rubles each. They ?ave employment to 708,201 persons, of whom 188,004 were women and 25,740 children, and the value of the goods manufactured amounted to 982,000,000 rubles. Astounding details are furnished in the day-book of the indebtedness of landed property. It is stated that 20.8 per cent, of such property (24,543,813 dessiatines) are mortgaged to the extent of 082,154,719 rubles, the annual interest paid being no less than 41,409,824 rubles. For public instruction 7*,000,OQO rubles, and for sanitary purposes 9,500,000 rubles were expended. Education is still much neglected. In 1880 there were only 807 intermediary schools, with 130,287 boys aud 80,099 girls. In 30,003 elementary schools, 1,570,115 hoys and 455,107 girls received instruction. There has been somewhat of an inprovement in these figures during more recent years; but, according to Western nations, the Russian Empire is still as far as ever from possessing a proper system of education.—London Times. IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM. It's Treasures from All Parts of the Glolto of Inestimable Vuluo. The most valuable jewels in the National Museum in Washington, D. C., are the relics of our great men near tho entrance. These are worth tens of thousands of dollars in intrinsic value of the gold and jewels of which they are made, to say nothing of the workmanship. There are swords by the dozen set with diamonds, guns inlaid with precious stones and canes which have heads of gold in which gems are embedded. A guard is detailed to watch them night and day. Each case has a burglar alarm connected with it, and the least meddling would set an electric bell ringing and call the museum army together. The Grant collection is one. It is made up of hundreds of gold articles exquisitely engraved and brought together from all parts of the world, of rare stones; of china more valuable than though it were of solid gold, and of other articles which if melted down would fully pay the President's salary for a year or more. In one case there is a complete collection of gold and silver coins of Japan, which has a wonderful numismatic value as it is the only complete set in existence, except one in the Japanese treasury. Some of the gold coins are a quarter of an inch thick and as large around as the top of a dinner pail. Seven of them cost §5,000, and there are perhaps a hundred in the collection. In another case there are half a dozen large elephant tusks which the King of Siam gave to General Grant, and there are six pieces of costly jade given him by one of the Princes of China. All of the swords presented to him are there, and many of them have diamonds set in the hilts. Tho sword given to General Grant by the sanitary fair at New York has a solid gold head, representing the Goddess of Liberty, which has two rubies, two diamonds and two sapphires set in it. The sword of Chattanooga has fourteen diamonds embedded in it, and many of the gifts which he received from foreign monarehs are of gold set with diamonds. One of the medals which ore in the collection contains SOOO worth of gold PITH AND POINT. •••-—• A —In the battle of life all have a cWlW to win the championship —Ram's —Some people go on the priudpW: that the best discipline for a boy find out what he doesn't like, and j give him plenty of it.—Ram's Horn —"That's right, my boy. I'm you have thrashed the miller's son what had he done to you?" "He' I looked like you, father."—Flieg(ind6;| Blatter. Hides Cliciiply and KxptMlltloiidly Transformed Into Leather. For some time past reports have been current as to the perfection, in Prance, of a method of tanning by electricity, and the matter has excited great curiosity throughout the cotmtry. That country is, as America is, one of the largest leather-producing countries of the world, and has no fewer than 3,001 or 4,000 tanning establishments. Within the present month the process has actually been experimented with in America, and the results are now exciting no small amount of discussion and controversy in leather circles The process, which is the invention of Worms & Hales, of Paris, has been under trial abroad since 1887, in a tannery in Paris, and another large tannery lias been •tarted for the same purpose at Longjumeau. In this method the tanning is expedited in two ways. First, by the agitation of tho skins in contact with tho tanning liquor, and, secondly, by the passage of the electric current through the body of the liquid. To attain these two ends n circular drum is employed, and as the drum rotates current is passed through it by means of a wire brought into contact at its side. The skins, to undergo this process, are prepared in the ordinary way, the hah- being taken off by lime, and they are then put into tho drum with the tanning solution. The current to which they are subjected averages about seventy to one hundred volts, and the direction of the current is charged every twelve hours, so as to act equally on the skins, which constitute the electrodes. During the operation the liberation ol gas is insignificant, so that the hides may be considered to act in the same way as the plates of an accumulator. Goat and sheep skins require only about twenty-four hours for complete tanning. Calfskins require forty-eight hours. Cow, steer and horse hides require from seventy-two to ninety-six hours, according to their texture. The leather produced in this way has been examined by experts and is said to be of excelent quality. Nine hundred and nineteen pounds of hide, treated hi this electrical manner at Newark gave 1,278 pounds of leather in four days, while 1,042 pounds of hides, subjected to the action of the revolving drum, but without the current turned on, gave only 1,210 pounds of poorly-tanned hide. Hence there appear to be economies additional to those involved in the saving of time.—Philadelphia Press. —A party of New Yorkers was driving through Oceanville, N. J., the other day, when one remarked that the parlors were all shut up, and that in most houses nothing short of a funeral ever opened those so-called "best rooms." He said he could imagine how dusty and musty the atmosphere was in every one of those country parlors. "And I can imagine how thoroughly well used some of tbose parlors are," said a lady in the party, "for I was a country girl. They are opened on Wednesday and Sunday nights for lovers' visits, and the couples make up for the days the rooms are closed by sitting up in them through the longest winter nights almost till daybreak."—N. Y. Sun. stand she's going to many a widowe?.?^? :';0,3l^ ' Y. Sun. —"Look here! You just jabbed me, lag ;s>'tS the eye with your umbrella." 'Tp$'.;'£?||| bad. Here's my father's card. He's an';^i 5|;jij eye doctor, and if you'll use my name;.J ?;•! JsjiJj he'll ive ou bottom rates." — PhilaSd-;:?:Vr he'll give you bottom rates, phia Record. —Lively Game. — Patron over restaurant bill of fare)—" don't care for beef, mutton, pork, veil.;!; or any of these things to-day. Haven't ,>•• you any game?" Waiter—"Yes, sah; ; ji: clams."—Good News. ' '''.:.:•'.:•'>. —A Greater Evil.—Rural Pastor (sol-r;.!;! emnly)—"Man's inhumanity to man^ makes countless thousands mourn. 1 ''jy Mrs. Scrubbs—"Y-e-s; but it ain't any ".i thing to woman's inhuwomanity; to/,--' woman."—N. Y. Weekly. •:;/.:-•''•;/; —Woman's Love For Woman.—LouiiBi; J; —"Her face is her fortune." Isabel-?-?;;;: 1 "Well, it is one of those rare cases'f .< where it speaks well for one to havo inherited one's fortune, and not to made it one's self."—Harper's Bazar. —"Madam, observed the actor to f mother of a yelling infant in the ence, "when your child isquite applauding I will continue to m leign insanity. At presents the sure is entirely too great I"—American Grocer. —How He Got On.—Cobwigger—" your son is learning the business? Is he getting along Bradshaw—"So far he has take the real-estate off the dows and the boss's shoes."— '. Weekly. J!;Sfe —' 'Have you noticed what avast qunn^/i< SEA-GQINQ -SALMON. >K Food Still Cn- Thetr Several poij the. salmfitDk Olwspnrilar, —A Boston druggist established a profitable store, and his success excited the envy of another druggist, who wished to buy him out. The first man refused to sell; the other offered him a large sum, but still without tempting the store-keeper. Then the would-be purchaser threatened to start a drug store on the opposite corner. This caused a change of mind, and the storekeeper sold out at a big price. A few weeks later he had secured a long lease of a store on the opposite corner, started new •establishment there, and. has a and is as large around as the bottom of a tin cup. The gold articles in this collection would fill a peck measure, and many cities seem to have given General Grant a gold box containing the papers in which their freedom was presented. The box which he t received at Ayr, Scotland is as big as a cigar box, and is of solid gold. The city of Glasgow gave him a still larger one, beautifully chased, and the gold box which lie received from the City of London is a wonder of artistic workmanship, bearing an engraving of the Capitol on one side and of the London Guildhall on the other. Enameled on its golden surface are the union jack, the red, white and blue, and tho Goddess of Liberty shaking hands with the British Lion. There is a beautiful cigar case of gold from the King of Siam, a model of the table on which Lee's surrender was signed in gold, aud a solid gold invitation card as large as n postal card and about four times as thick, which was sent to General Grant in a solid silver envelope, inviting him to a masked ball at San Francisco. There are a number of silver menus, a gold handled knife which the miners of Idaho gave him, gold headed canes set with diamonds, and medals and other articles of gold. The order of the Shefekat, which the Sultan gave to Mrs. S. S. Cox, is also kept in the National Museum. It is a star larger around than a trade dollar, which sparkles with more than a hundred diamonds. These diamonds are set in gold on brown, gold and green enamel. The star has five points, aud there are twenty-six diamonds on each point. It has a beautiful ribbon sash connected with it, and was given to Mrs. Cox one night at the Sultan's palace, when she went there to dinner with her husband and ate Turkish viands served up by a French cook on gold plates. After the dinner was over the Sultan presented this insignia. She thought, I am told, that she was to have it forever, but it seems that His Majesty only lends such presents for life, and when she dies it is to be returned to him. The wife of Minister Straus was decorated with the same order, and she will have to return it in the distant future. Uncle Sam has a vast collection of the jewels of savages. He has silverware made by the Indians of Arizona, carved ornaments from Alaska and great bracelets and anklets of gold, silver and bass from India. One of the most curious necklaces in his collection is one of human fingers, which the men of some of the Indian tribes wear, and there is one made of sixty-seven human teeth, with holes pierced at then- roots to string them. This necklace 'was ten inches long, and a number of teeth evidently need filling. It came from the Fiji Islands, and was found there in 1840. Another necklace was made of human hair, into which the tusk of the walrus was woven. It was about two niches thick and twenty inches long. Another savage necklaco Ss one of human and dog teeth combined, and there are necklaces of stone, of gold, silver, copper and brass of all shapes and sizes, gathered from all parts of the world. It is difficult to appreciate the size of the National Museum. It is growing more rapidly than Jonah's gourd, and it is now one of the best-organized museums in the world. It surpasses any other hi the line of Indian antiquities and matters connected with America, and vast additions from all ports of the world are received every year. Already the building which was constructed a few years ago for it is packed to bursting, and a new one will have to be built very soon.—Jeweler's Weekly. —Jack—"I tell you what, Maud makes quite a figure hi society." Tom—"Yes. When. IJ see her at aparty with her dude admirers she reminds me of a million.'* Jack—"? ? ?" Tom—"She is one followed by hall a dozen nothings."—Bar- pel's Bazar, tity of information old Simpelhas .a His^gjjyjs frpnl;',.!|,vS l ,S shprtf^jyljw '' quired during the last several dayJB?" "Yes. It is easily accounted for. ' fifteen-year-old son returned boarding-school last week for a visit." — Norristown Herald. — "Is that colored woma do your work ?" asked a woman of a friend who has had a grieat'JK deal of trouble with servants. "WeUj 3 'J, was the reply, "she is coming here tof live, and if she likes the work I. gue^s,' ' maybe, she'll do it." — Washington Pogt.^: A teacher had been telling the clasa : the story of the rich man and Lazarus r ' when she asked the question: "Noyi% " children, which would you rather bei •:> the rich man or Lazarus?" A little boy ' spoke out and said: "I would rather t»^ the rich man while I live and Lazarua;' when I die." i •;• a-: — "Was your husband insured?" "Vesj^ Bve thousand dollars in a mutual assess- vc ment company." "Did you get tho money?" "I understand that I did. John was the only member in good standing at the time of his death, and the assessment fell on mo. But I've got the , money." — Harper's Bazar. — A Diplomatic Youth. — The Nurse (proudly presenting a large-headed, bald and cross-eyed first-born) — J'Don't yon thick he's splendid?" Mr. Gottleft (who knows the fond mother is listening, taken aback, but equal to the occasion) — "Er — ah, really, I heard he was a fine, big boy, but I had no idea ho was such. a monster!" — A Stricken Career. — Tramp — "Madam, a year ago I was a prosperous conductor on a popular railroad. Travel was good and I lived in luxury. Now, alas, am I fallen, and all through the base action of one of the directors." Kind Lady— "What didhe do?" Tramp —"He insisted upon taking my place." — N. Y. Sun. HIS LAST VISIT. The Pathetic Bndlng of an Old New Yorker's Days* He was a queer old man who boarded the train at a small station in Western New York. Two young men, who were probably his sons, brought him to the steps of the ear and helped him on, and as he entered we saw that he leaned heavily on a cane and was very feeble. D "The children kept at me till I had to promise to go," he said as he sat down. "Hain't bin down to Mary's in five years, and I've got so old I dasn't wait any longer. It's purty tough on an pld man like me, but I want to see Mary and the grandchildren." "I take it you are going to .spend Thanksgiving with your daughter?" remarked the man on the seat ahead. "That's it. Mary's my oldest gaL Got five of 'em, and all married off. She lives down at , and she would have me come and make a visit. Mary was allus a good gal, and she married a good, man. You'll tell me when I git there,, won't you?" , • . "Oh, yes." " 'Cause they'll all be there at the depot to meet me. My son Steve writ that I was coming." He had about forty miles to go, and when we passed the first three or four stations he was anxious for fear that he would be carried by the right one. Aft^n that he leaned over on the window and fell asleep. Just before the train arrived at the man who had spoken to him turned about and said: "Come, grandpa, you get off here." The old man did not move, and the" stranger arose and shook his arm and said: ' , "Wake up, grandpa! This is'yoW station, and Mary and the children, are waiting. Come, now." But he spoke to the dead. The old, man had died while he slept—passed^]; away so peacefully that not a line ofhia^V face had changed. And we were '"' stunned and grieving when JIary her husband and three happj chUd. came hurrying ipto the car and- -*- --' "Here he is. Here's onr come to spejod

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