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A LENTEN AMUSEMENT. T«u May Be Entertained »nd Deluded, \t » you win. One of the popular amusements of the Lenten season for the fair devotees is the mind-reader, clairvoyant or fortune-telling man, whichever you prefer to call him, and in this case you literally "pays your money and takes your choice." Mr. Mind-reader usually dwells in a secluded cottag-e by the stream ol traffic, and the way into his parlor is often xip a winding- stair. But there is no danger of not coming down again. Madame, with her embonpoint and forty years, or her rose-lipped daughter in her seventeenth summ'er, are equally safe with the man of mysteries. He has eyes and thought only lor the al- mig-hty dollar, which he is to hocus pocus out of their pockets into his. First, you must go there by appointment. You may call and find your man star-gazing, but he will gravely ask you if you have an appointment. No matter how idle he is, he appoints an hour when he has no engagement, and sees you and your dollars depart. If you suggest a sitting then, his eyes take on an interverted stare, and he assures you that he cannot, in justice to himself or to you, grant you an interview. This deepens the mystery, and heightens your desire to test his occult powers. When an appointee enters the hall of psychological science, the man—he is usually rather attractive—sits on one side of a center table, while his visitor occupies the opposite chair. He closes his eyes, and there is a profound silence. ' 'Your father is missing—do you know it?" says a voice that seems to fill the room. The sitter starts. "My father is dead," she says, reverently. "That is what I mean when I say missing 1 . He met with an accident some time in his life and carried the scar to his grave. Do you know it?" "No-o-o," timidly from the startled fortune seeker. "Very likely, ( but it is true. You have a sister who lives at some distance from you. She is married, but not happy. There is no love in the home " "Oh, that is wrong." "I mean about there being no love in the family—" "My sister is very happy," interrupts the sitter. "You think so, but it is not true. Ee- member what I tell you. She keeps it from every one, but there is a consuming- sorrow in the household." "Tell me aboutmyself," murmurs the sitter, who all this time is on the anxious bench. f . "I am coming to that. You have a brother?" There is a note of interrogation in his voice. "Y-e-s." "I know you have. He lives in a distant state. He has a scar on one foot. Do you know it?" "Oh, yes, that is true. How in the world did you know it? He cut his foot •with a hatchet when he was a small boy." "Of course. I knew I was right Now let me give you a warning. Do not ride after a dark horse. I see a picture in •which you are in a slight accident. You can avoid it by refusing 1 to ride after a dark horse for three weeks." "But our own horse is dark," says the Bitter, who dislikes an enforced penance of walking for the next month or two. Then the keen .psychologist studies her between half closed eyes. She is ambitious, generous, impulsive, a true friend,'has good business capabilities,'could do anything if not controlled, by circumstances, makes her home very pleasant, is fond of music, bric-a-brac, etc., etc. -Then comes in ttie mysterious and unexplained part, the hit and miss of the fortune teller. He tells her the color of her husband's eyes, his temperament, his business capabilities and the success he has had in speculating 1 . He hits the truth seven times put of ten. The other three he does not explain as failures. The pictures are shown him, and if it is a mixed horoscope it is not his fault. "I have lost something," says an anxious woman. . "I perceive that you have. It is not i»oney." This may be either an affirm atioa or a question. "No; it is something that I value very much." "I do not see that you wear it about you; it is not a piece of jewelry." "No; it is a paper." "Ah!" He looks at her from under sleepy lids. She is not 'the sort, of woman to have had, or lost, a love letter. "It is a note—a business obligation." "How did you know? Who could have told you. It was a note for several hundred dollars. Oh, can you tell me •where it is?" "Yes, it is destroyed. I see it among- a lot of scraps that are thrown away." "Oh, I am so glad. I was afraid some one had found it." And madame goes away with a tranquilized mind and a wonderful story to tell in italics to her •sisters at their next Lenten lunch.—Detroit Free Press. THE TELL-TALE CLOCK. t-eg 'Weakneas In Fowls. ' At this season leg weakness in fowls and also with chicks results, and it gives much annoyance to those who do not know the cause. When a hen is apparently lame and cannot stand on her legs, remove her at once from the yard containing 1 the male. Th5c difficulty is more general in spring than at any other 'time. When little chicks have leg weakness it may be due to dampness, lack of warmth and also lack of •work. It is important that little chicks scratch and keep in exercise. — Faim •mnd How a 1'emale Smuggler Timed the Honi of Her Own Arrant. She made frequent trips across tha river from Detroit to Windsor and back again. Her face got to be a very familiar one on the ferry-boat, and the inspectors became very suspicious of her. They felt morally certain that she was smuggling goods, but closely as they watched her nothing could be discovered to warrant arresting and searching her. She appeared totally ignorant of the interest she created among the officials, but went and came for- weeks with the same regularity. Spies were put on her track, but never., once did they catch her hiding anything 1 upon her person. At last one of the shrewdest of the female officials was sent to watch her. and one d^?. coming- across from Windsor, she managed to get into conversation with the suspect. The official determined upon a bold move; she had noticed an uncomfortable manner in the woman; also that she did not sit down, but appeared ill at ease while standing. Just as the boa,t was rounding 1 up at the wharf at Detroit the official decided to boldly charge her companion with having- dutiable goods concealed upon her, person. She did so and declared she must be taken to a room and searched. The woman grew rery indignant and threatened all kinds of vengeance for the insult she tvas receiving 1 . She did not fly into a passion nor rave, but she just talked plain English, and did it so deliberately and appeared so earnest that the inspector beg-an to fear she really had made an. error, and was figuring how she could get out of the scrape. Tht» ivoman offered no objection to being 1 searched, and it was her readiness in this regard that unnerved the officer. She was about ready to back down, and eaid: "Well, of course, it is possible I have made a mistake, and if you declare you bave no goods, concealed I will take your word. 1 have no wish to inconvenience you, but you certainly have acted suspiciously." The woman declared she had been fleeply insulted and demanded an apology or she would insist on being searched. They were standing on the dock by this time and a crowd had congregated, eager for a sensation. They had one. The woman, seeing 1 she had bluffed the officer, became bolder, and thus worked her own downfall. Had she smilingly accepted the situation and departed when she had the chance, all would have been well. She might have done this had the officer been a man but, being a woman, she could not refrain from venting her rage and ill-humor. She insisted \ipon an abject apology, saying in a haughty tone while she looked scathingly at the officer: "No, madam, I have no goods concealed, and I should make you suffer for putting 1 me in. this embarrassing position; I am .a respectable woman and« no smuggler." Just as she finishecf speaking she gave a frightened start! Her face/flushed and she started to move away. Plainly and distinctly the sound of a striking clock was heard coming from beneath her clothes. "One, two, three, four," it struck up to the full twelve. At the first two or three strikes the crowd wondered; as more followed they began to laugh. The officer ''tumbled" at once, and taking the woman by the arm, said: "I think, madam, you had better come with me; your clock is not just right, but it is time you were arrested; come;" and she led the now discomfited woman into her office. There search revealed that she had her body wound round and round with silk, while kid gloves and pieces of lace were fastened to her clothes in the most artistic manner. Besides all these there was a small but handsome clock -which served as a bustle. The successful smuggler was at last caught. She had set the trap for herself and had timed her own arrest.—Jack Fuller, in Arkansaw Traveler. xne Influence of Poetry. The reading of poetry predisposes the heart to generous thoughts; it teaches a young man what is noble in mankind; it opens his mind to the reception of great hopes and unselfish ambitions. Never again can a man feel that rapture which falls upon a boy when, in the dusty atmosphere of a library, while the motes dance as the sun pours through the windows upon the leather backs of the books, while, outside, the carts rumble up and down the streets, he sits alone among the books, poring over a volume of poetry. Then the gates of heaven lie open for him to gaze within; nay, heaven itself is close to him within his reach, and ready for the whole world should they but choose to step within.—Walter Beasant, in Harper's Bazar. Jr2rpnIr«(T iuyeslght. The number of persons who wear eyeglasses is astonishing; the number of children wearing them is appalling. A large proportion of the pupils in the higher classes of the public schools are obliged to wear glases, particularly in the girls' schools. Flickering gaslight, long hours of reading and study, and badly-lighted class-rooms are among the causes of eye weakness with the young- people, but the amazing spread of the reading habit is at the bottom of the general trouble. As an oculist expresses it: "We are all taking 1 up the habit of reading, but the habit is so new with the masses that they have not learned how to do it without damaging 1 their sight." Tlielr .Redeeming feature. Mrs. Porcu—I object to the use of the Koch cure. The idea of having bacilli injected into one's veins. Doctor—But, madam, I assure you the bacilli are highly cultivated. Mrs. Porcu—Ah, indeed! that alters the case.—Munscy's Weekly. An Interesting Question. Gadsby—Mrs. Gowitt pronounces her marriage a failure! Grundy—Who is the preferred creditor?—Puck. —"He resembles his wife strongly in one respect." "What is that?" ""She thinks there is nobody like him in the world."—Harper's Bazar. Man tlic l.lle Boai! Ere your wave-battered, dismasted hulk is dashed to pieces upon that cruel reef by the resistless waves. Save, too, a shattered physique, fast yielding to the attacks of disease with that imperial renovator of health and strength, Hosteller's Stomach Bitters. The range of its powers is wide, its action prompt and thorough, its use always safe. Chronic indigestion,' debility and nervousness, malarial complaints, rheumatism, neuralgia,. inactivity of the kidneys and bladder, and that physical decay without apparent cause, which is often premature, are speedily checked and ultimately cured by this medicine of many uses and sure results. Sleep, appetite and vigor ai-e improved by this helpful tonic and regulator, the use of which likewise tends to remedy undue leanness. toS ENGLISH CLUBS. — Talk i;, ciieap, when you can Send it through a telephone at the rate of ten cents an hour. — Texas Siftings. jf' - ^^~~~~~^~~"^~^~^^~^ — To prevent layer cake from sticking, grease the tins and dust in a little Hour. Something Abont the Unsocial Character of These Institutions. The English club is a place to live in. In one of these clubs a member lives for £500 a year about as well as he could live for £5,000 a year in his own house. He, of course, wishes to make the 1 club his own house as far as may be. This fact explains the solitariness of these institutions. The member wishes to find in them the independence, the privacy, and, in a sense, the solitude of his own house. The great clubs are therefore designedly unsocial. Many of the 'features of the clubs accord with this intention. This is perhaps the reason of the plain decoration and the absence of pictures from the walls. It is thought that a club should be prevented from k>oking like a drawing-room; the notion Is, that rather than look like a drawing- room it should look like a hotel, the suggestion being 1 perhaps that the members are strangers to one another as people who meet in an hotel are. But, of course, it should look like neither. There is no treating, the feeling of the members, perhaps, being that this liberty would bo interfered with by being expected to drnk or even by being asked to drink. Those pleasant weekly or monthly suppers usual in American clubs are unknown. Comfortable solitude rather than society being the object of these great London clubs, it is obvious that society is not to be sought for in them. Social enjoyment and social position are to be sought elsewhere. Men do not acquire position by belonging to the clubs. The intention, of course, is that only men of a certain position shall be let into these clubs. If, as sometimes happens, a man of a different position gets in, the advantage he receives is slight. It is also true th'at ; the f act of belonging 1 to a good club is of little advantage in general society. Membership of a good club—whatever may have been formerly the case—nowadays confers no social position.—Scribner's Magazine, A.PTEB the poultry can be given a good range, less feed will be required to keep them in good, thrifty condition. Something New In Corn—ATew Kiln Drled~Coru Meal. 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