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•BBE BPMatniaMoniliS. »t/inKA. mwi. WEDUBSBAY. MAY II. IHM. The Htwkln' Bee. to* hu.okln' lx-e wirit aver, e* the ton -* ^ £tnn*down In a f diet blaze; o' glory Jlst behind the tn«- pies brown. Tlie rnlf» trail (ritHi)' ready "n the boys n stand/a' by. To Jiltch on wbar they wanted to, or know the rea.«on why. Of all the jrals who set aronn* the pile of corn that day* A-twistln' off tho rustlln' husks ez ef 'twas The peartcst olie of all Oio Iot-'n they wu« _ jxwty. too- * Wuz x;ury Hew. whose laujrhin' eyes cud look ye through and tliroug-h. Now It happened little Zury found a ted eat- in the pile, Afore we finished buskin', 'n ye orter see her llked best>n " P our Ilps >n tried to not though it wsa constan<iy reminded of him. At la*t 1 concluded to go to tne oitv where he lived.and try to find him,and ask his forgiveness. But before I went I again obtained possession of mv rin» (it had not been sold), for I e. ' bear to lose it: it seemed as Wf re a part of my verv «elf. In thr great, strange oty to which I went, I could learn nothing of Hex so I struggled along a? best 1 could for years, and then, when Margaret was 8 years old. she sickened aud liied. (Tiice again tuy ring was $( ,1d< that time t/) get money to bury my little Curiosities at tfi* Geological Mountains Ar* Made. mD » 1n< spell or and walked right orer to the last one in tne row. "er.lpson.0 ef b0 ' 8 « lho<t an ln ° 1B land Had? e that I didn't ; f n I tol' her I me . afore the crSwd- B ' ie ' d Shake me I wuzn tgoln' ter stand ^n^'ja-r^^^ • wne «»» tlieya.-roius^n 1 "' '" 0>ctr bearts wll(!n All I know is. th" St wh^T i Wd goo,,.,,^,,, to T i I lovelier more 'n ever, 'n I'll never love her — T. P. Byder. in X. Y. Sun. RIKG. The 20th day of June, 1868. is the day of all da} s to me, for it was then that we wf-rc married—Rex Mason and 1- Viuite solemnl»did we pronounce our vows, and when he placed the plain gold band, my weddino- rino- upon my finger, I seemed to think of the words: "For better, for worse " in a different, far more serious way than 1 bad ever donp. hcfnro «•„ W ere ever done before. We -Again June 23,mj eleventh weddim* inimersary. ° I was sitting alone that evening whew there came a quick, imperative knock at the door—a knock which j lasteiied to obey. It wns in the gloaming, and 1 could see but indistinctly the man who stood at the threshold, but when he asked if Mrs. Mason resided there the tones thrilled my heart, for it was a voice I had been longing to hear for so many months—the voice of Rex dear Kcx, who had come home to nie again. "But how did you happen to find me?" 1 ask«;d, later on. when explanations were in order. "Through this, vour weddimr ri-.~ » he answered, planing it for the e =.<-i- I , < n'd time on my linger. "Again, with ihis, let us pleuge ourselves to one another and never, hereafter, must we foro-et our vows." ° "But how did von find [Hs 1 " 1 I queried. "In the stra!ig.-st way iniii-'iu-ljle ] Has walking down Sixth avenue this afternoon, when a curious, fantastic object in a window attracted m ratten tion. Quite a crowd had collected.and to avoid the pushing and crowdin" T went in awhile. ° It was a loan oflice, and there were many kinds of jewelry for sale, but among all the rings this was the only plain one. and that was the reason.per haps, that 1 first noticed it. Then something about it seemed to attract me, and 1 asked the clerk to let me examine it more closely. "When 1 read the "name, and knew beyond doubt that you were in the Two very remarkable curiosities are placed side by side on a little shelf at the Geological Survey. One is a lump of chalcedony as big as a child's fist, whi!e and translucent It is hut a thni shell, and when held to the litrht is seen to be nearly filled with wa&r. which flows about as the object is turned this way and that What makes it interesting is that the water has undoubtedly been imposed and hermetically sealed in this natural receptacle for thousands and thousands of years. P.obably it was there !on<r before Moses was born, and ve t. not ? drop of it has evaporated. Original!'. there was a cavity in the rock, formed by a volcanic bubble. Water percolated into it, bringing in solution silex. .K '^. wa t ^posited on the walls of the little hollow in a coating of chal- f 6 •«'„ /* len « th !t w o" i(1 have been hlled up solid with beautiful cryslals.formingoneof those "o- eo des " as they are called, which are nature's treasure caskets, found concealed in rocky formations where least expected. and revealing wonders of brilliant color. Agates are made in the same fashion. However, in this instance the small channel by which the water Bowed in and out became closed up in some way and so the process stopped. After the lapse of no one can tell how uiany centuries the stony mass containing the chalcedony chamber with its liquid coutcnts was broken open and it fell out, being loose. The other curious object above referred to is what appears to be a petri- hed oyster, cut through so that one sous it apparently on the half-shell, just as it would look when opened fresh for a customer. It was found in chalk beds formed largely of the shells of various bivalves, probably many oysters and clams among them. The so-called "heart" of the animal, which 9& to »8 per cent OT tne entire imports of tobactai are received. It 5s a huge oven,fronted by a grate through which the noisome fuel Is cast From time to time iron girder.* Lave been fixed about the structure to countentct the effects of the intense heat generated within it. But. swathed in bands.as it is, its sides still bulge, and it exhibits such n cra/y appearance that a brnnd-nfw pipe is !o be supplied for "the queen'? smoking." Tho little brick house in which the furnace is set up is sacred to the consumption of tobacco. Nothing else ever enters its precincts. \\ ben reduced to ashes the proportion of lime contained in the dust renders it useful for manure. It is disposed of to agriculturists for mixture with other materials in tilling the land. There is a smaller "pipe" in the queen's warehouses on the river bank, near the monument. Into this furnace all kinds of condemned goods are cast. Boxes of cigarettes come to hand in- closed in prettily emblazoned cases, which would If-a^ ono to suppose Ibey are of the Kngli«h makf tli'-v profess to be. A Mny hihof modest!v endeavors to moot tin- r'Tjuirt'tnonts of tha law bv intimating that tbr- contents jfissm* Floral slippers are the correct thitig io throw after a bridal pair. Jn New V-.rk 'here arc :UOOO cash girls between !-.vo|ve and fourteen years of a^r. All the trees »f t.ho tropic" except those imported fr,>m colder ciimes are evergreens. Of the total working expense.'- of the railways over 60 per cent goes in various ways to the wage earners. Two dogs were recently arrested in New York for following people in the Coffee bleaches and ago. b:it old cnffws. which' nseri highly esteemed, are now nfia obtainable 1 , as the prices been so high fhnt the hurried their product to stead of keeping it, as was custom in the olden Htm>, Whereas the tola! p opu | ation din. nt-cnrding to the prelimim suits of the census publish^ months batik, was 2S4.lil4.2iy. * revision and c:;am;n:iti.)i turn* brings out, the still of 2tf3,ld9,(>i>2, f >r an often i of are "Aiistri;ui tnak< ing upon ihp cigan ghou lh;i( ;iiin ai'O lurfoits, ;,.iui'vi-i. stripped u; ilicir iul •." There i< until- it It 1 .* themselves to not piratical coun- anil so they are sc colors, and con- The Paper Said So and That Settled Tt. can even , .-. _ -,„..„,,.. ,, ^ ume both young, and looking through the rose-colored glasses we then wo're, we saw the future only as a flower-strewn path. For a time, reality seemed to verify our fancies, but by-and-by there came that inevitable first quarrel, and we learned that the roses were not entirely • lre« Irom Umrns. That first domestic eruption was followed by others of varying importance, and then, two years after our wedding day, the final disagreement came. As I look back upon it all now, I can see how foolish we both were, and how easily it could have been avoided. But with the waywardness and indiscretion of yountr people, we refused to be reasonable" but angrily argued and accused eacli other of various misdemeanors. The more we talked the "Teater our grievances grew, until at length there were things involved of which I not tell, of which I can not bear to think. And so we parted. Jlex went to an Jiaslern city to engage in business there, and I stayed in my native town for a time, partially supporting myself by writing at my own home, for fwa- etui.born, and bad angrily refused to accept aii_\ assistance from my husband. At. last I wrote to a friend of mine, win, lived in another part of the State, arid fully explained to her my circumstances. Mie bade nae come to her at once, and J m'ade preparation* i" do so. HUT ..n the eve of my departure 1 loju-p.-l that I hud not money to take me on the journey. I knew not what to do, fur there 'was no one ol whom I could borrow it just then, ami I had nothing to sell, for during ih<- last few months I had disposed of everything that I could possibly do without. Then I looked at mv wedding ring. Tlie thought of selling (bat had never before entered my mind, and at first I could not tolcra'te the idea; but stern necessity finally overpowered all sentimental objections to the plan, and I deposited it with a pawnbroker for thirty days, and received the amount of money required to pay my passage. Before the thirty days had elapsed 1 sent the money and a ticket to a friend at my old home, asking him to redeem the, ring for me." Immediately upon the receipt of my letter he wrote to me, saying that lie would do so within a few days, whenever bis work should call him iuto that part of the city. How many times I asked him during the next few months either to get ray ring and send it to rne.orto return tl/.- monuy and ticket, I do not know, Inn all my communications were unanswered for a long time. At last he answered, saying: "I send you the money and ticket for which you ask. Thift was all. There was not a word of explanation as to why he refused to do as he bad promised, and, moreover, the money was not forthcoming although the ticket was intact. °J asked him if he had forgotten to inclose the money, and he replied thai h.- knew well enough that I had received it and that it was useless to try to deceive him, for he was not so foolish that he could nut easily understand my scheme, which was to get him lo .->eiiii it twice. Such an insulting loiter as it was! Whenever I thiiik of that man, and liir- infamous conduct, my blood fairh L.'ils. He was an old man, ami bud always buua a trusted friend of my father, and what could huvo been the cause of his treating nu; in such a contemptuous manner has always boon H mystery to me. At the home of my friend my daughter—my little Margaret- was boru. I knew that I was welcome to make that my homu so long us 1 chose to stay, but as Margaret grew oldt'r I longedKmore and more to see Hex, for the child was so like her father that 1 city. I think I must have acted like a wild man. The clerk ferreted out your name and address, and here I am. I have searched for you so lono- j n the city that was our "home, but°I could lind no trace of you." We have separated again, now. but not for long, for the journey that Ilex has taken, 1 too, shall take soon, but until I go this ring shall always be, a-s it is now, the dearest thing on earth to me.— Cincinnati Post. SENDING OUT DRY GOODS SAMPLES. A Seeujlnir Trille Tim! Co.ts 'a Great Deal of Sloney. "I wonder whether one person in a thousand who asks for a sample of a piece of dry goods ever stops to think what it costs the merchants of this country a year to satisfactorily respond to the simple request?" asked the manager of one of Chicago's greatest dry-goods houses the other day as he opened the thirty-eighth request found in a sing]* mail. "I had a talk with the managers of a'dozen or more big houses not' long ago," he continued, "and among other things discussed was that of giving^ away samples, and sending out samples of dry goods, etc., by salesmen. Finally we got to figuring on the mailer. The result was almost appalling. Some of us had been connected with bi<r factories in our time, as well as other large houses, wholesale and retail. We found that, placed at a conservative * t. . . »»«i- i*IJIJU(ll, *f 1J1U11 is its big muscle.and all the other parts ara wonderfully distinct. There is even a small pearl in it seemingly. Yet it is not an oyster at all, but merely one of those marvelous imitations which nature makes of her own works in freakish moods. The government rock sharps find One of the superstitions of uneducated people is that whatever is printed in a newspaper must be accepted as true. The .superstition begets both humorous and serious thoughts when one reflects that thousands learu ouly from the public press and trust it as the savage trusts the medicine man. An llnglish book.. "Wild Life on ;iie Tidal Wave." describes a onnvprsai'on in a Yarmouth barroom which amus- many a surprising curiosity auiono-the rocks which it is their business to investigate. Just now at the oilice of the geological survey they are en«'a"ed in Ouiuiing imitation mountains for the pnri./..se of studying the way in which the eternal bills were forme 1 by the crumpling due to the contraction of the earth's crust. The coal basins and othor valuable mineral deposits in msay parts of the United States have undergone just such crumpling.so that it will be profitable to ascertain the laws governing it. These imitation mountains are built of wax, hardened or softened by mixing it with other substances, so that it shall resemble in consistency the brittle rocks near the surface of the earth or the plastic rocks which are in that condition because, of the great pressure be. figure, there are more than $3,1.100,00') worth of goods given away, and consequently destroyed, in samples every year, in the United States. "When you come to figure this out it _meuns an average of live cents apiece for every man, woman, and child—including all the babies—in the United Status. '•'Ihis sfcS.GJ j, ,)QJ or mure eventually, of course, comes out of the pockets of the purchasers, or, more properly speaking, the consumers of dry <rood*. The sample feature of the drv."foo.l business is at oiieo one of the gr"ates nuisances and blessings that we have. Where the nuisance pomps in is to be seen; the blessing of it is in the fact that it savves us—or, 1 should say, the dearly beloved people—many ' thousand dollars which otherwise would go for the expense of sendin out more traveling salesmen. Thou 0 anus of dollars worth of goods are sc"t out every day to retail customers ovc- (he country from which we never he-r a word. Hut do we lose it? O, no— never.' We simply fount upon it us being so much clear loss or necessary expense along with clerk hire, taxes, etc.. and ask the more for th« "-oods that we sell."— L'in'cnrjo Tribune. " Stout-Hearted Women. f The life of the~yVeMri~one to induce Heroism on the part of both men and women. J ho hitter arc often left, alone for days in the little sud cabins or in the dug-outs that dot the hillsides along the watercourses. They learn to l.«. self-reliant and slrong-natured. I here are in every settlement events recorded, any one of which would in Massachusetts, New York or Ohio o-i ve tho actor u State-wide reputation^but which m the far West are not thought ul seriously With the dillicultie^of outlaws. Indians, and the terrific forces of nature to combat, it is remarkable that more tragedies do not occur. But tliii women of the plains realized says tho ({lobe-Democrat, wlieu they caim) from the old homes in the Kast that they were eomir." to face hardships and danger, and the oli>- im-uls of bravery in their natures came, out strongly, and whenever the tust came there was the hearty and | hardy spirit to meet U. Much & the men have done lodovclsp the country, the women have done more, and the wives and daughters deserve all possible credit, ilure and t) lon , u \ i(H!d stands ,,ut in relief, but for ll lti must part thu storms of the huroiues are cuiifmca to thoir immediate nei"hbor- huud and never reach,f' w Jutside that exists even at depths of only pr three mites, as the case mav oe The mixture is cast in layers of a'nven thickness by melting and iiowin.f it in a wooden trough. When each "layer has hardened it is taken out and a number of the layers thus made are superimposed one upon the other, like layers of jelly cake, represenM'no- geological strata. The next process i! to phu-e the layers in a machine, pilincr shot on top of them to represent the force of gravity, after which pressure is applied from the ends vory slowly oy ii piston advanced with a screw Ihis causes them to crumple up, and under the artificial contraction they are found to take precisely the forms of mountain ranges like the Alleghenies. — Jl asliinyton tilur. A CURIOUS PIPE. How Worthless Tobacco Is Destroyed bj tho British Authorities. I he supposition that "the queen's pipi'" is on ihepointof being abolishec proves to be quite erroneous, says the Pat I Mnl I Jinrlyct. Inquiry made at her majesty's customs revealed thai the time-honored oven in which tobacco is destroyed by ihe inland revenue authorities, and" which, from being devoted solely lo that purpose, has earned its fanciful title, is only to be replaced by a furnace of sterner Muff thuii the existing apparatus now presents. From ingly illustrates this =uppr.=tition. The amphibious waterside population wore exchanging ideas and drinks and among them were a plethoric boat- wright and a stout .siilor. "I tell you thot it's no use thet one- man-one-wote business." said the boat- wright emphatically. ^o use, matey? Why not? Faivs to mo every man has a riLrnt to have a woicG in the tittiu' of the '.vessel; its just like a wessol, arter all; for none need to go to sea in a -.vessel if -lie fare had^ found. But 'taint so with this wotin'; one's scut to sign the articles no matter wlrnt skipper sails hn- " retorted the sailor, 'deci'dedly. "I tell you it's all nonsense." sn.id the boatwright. "Brains is the thins." _ "Ay, to run the wessel, yes, I he- neve in that er. Some one must bo master," answered the marine, "but what I say is - " "Didn't 1 tell yon it was in the peeper thet it's no good this universal suffrage?" That floored the sailor, and he aix- wered humbly: "Well, we all know ef that's printed in the peaper thefs sure it ' to be right." "Then shut up," said the boatwri fearing that a third person mio-ht appear on the scene and weaken'liis argument.— YouWs Companion. Cut and Wire Nails. The question as to the comparative value of cut wire and nails has been the subject of some 'nterestint* tests at \Vatertown. Mass. The cut nai'=; were driven with the taper of thr-ir sides or points acting lengthwise thf gram of the wood, and the advantage was with the different woods in the following order, viz., white pine, -el- low pine, oak, California laurel and chestnut. Iu the first named wood it appeared that an iron cut nail 'was worth two and one-tenth of the wire and with a gradual diminishing advanl tage. the chestnut being about the same as wire; there was also a <*reat advantage in the four, eight andten- penny nails, these tests being made by street and two more for fighting. In 1800 Philadelphia had nearly 10,000 more population than New York. The figures were 70,228 and 60,489. The Russian navy of the present time consists of 192 vessels, of which thirty-six are first-class ships of war. In almost every school of the mika- do's empire it is the custom one day in the autumn to take the pupils out rabbit hunting. A tricycle to be propelled by electricity and to run at the average speed of ten miles an hour has been patented at Washington. Automatic boot-blacks will be put on the market soon bv a Nurnberg firm. They will be run'on the uickel- in-the-slot plan. It is computed that 86,000,000 babies are born into the world every year. This is at the rate of seventy a minute, or more tbnii one every second. It is unusual for a person's eyes to be equally strong. In only three cases out of ten does it happen that the eyesight is equally good in ench eye % _ Grasshoppers attain their greatest size in South America, where they grow to a length of five inches and their wings spread out ten inches. Letilia Cox. who died at Bybrook, Jamaica, in 1838, claimed and brought evidence to prove that she was ifit) years old at the time of her death. Three-quarters of the entir» manufacturing capital of the United States, or six thousand million of dollars, is directly or indirectly based upon patents. A woman who lives at Concord, N. C., dreamed that she saw her husband cut in two by a circular saw. The next day, it is related, her dream came true. In the days when wings and powder were fashionable, ladies are said to have paid as much as £203 for havino- their hair dressed for special or state occasions. A scientist has discovered that nearsightedness prevails to a larger extent among blondes than brmietfes. This accounts, then, for Germany beiuo- the nation of spectacles. " ° The natives of Vera Crux, do a lar-'e trade ID fiivfiir-s. which they catch by waving a bla/.ing coal at the end of 'a stick. Tho insects llv toward the light, and are captured'in neks. Steel caskets for the bodies of those who die suddenly on shipboard are being earned on many of the transatlantic liners. The remains are placed in them and hermetically scaled. Lobsters often travel in regiments see-king new feeding grounds!" Their migrating armies are always led bv the biggest and strongest ones, while the maimed and weaklv Ktriin.»i« a i on<r . of closp. upon 183 persons totl, fi . mile. ' " DENTISTS ARE LEARNiNp. Preserve teeth i th ln Nowadays They or the very time that Charles IJickens touched upon tho subject a great deal of misapprehension appears to have gathered about -the queen's pipe." Instead of being a ravenous maw that is eternally smokin" -the pnmestof smuggled cigars and prov- enders for pipes and cigarettes/it is the decent crematory of merely the worthless portions of 'cargoes and the refuse and sweepings of the boardin"- houses. Aft r seizure, contraband tobacco is overhauled and tho good portions are sep.xraled from the worthless. Such portions as are retained are then passed on to a cutter. He slices up the cakes, twists and plu<r s and the different brands are tlfen mixed and an agreeable blend obtained. The mixture thus obtained is supplied to the convict prisons, and is one of the consolations of criminal lunaiics. This is absolutely the only direction in which confiscated tobacco is sent out again for use. Were it dis- tni.uted to workhouses and similar institutions there would soon bo an outcry from the trade of spoiling the mar- Kfi. tor tin; quantity of tobacco thus treated is hugely swollen by the refuse which trailers have themselves to re- > Ji'et. When a consignment comes to ' w< taken out, uf bond it is in very rare cases that tho whole of the. quantity is found to be serviceable. The bad is thrown out und goes to feed "the pipe." At least two destinations await such of an inch of the head and then attaching the weight. The coaclusions sot forth in viow of these circumstances, emphasize the point that tho roughness of the out nail adds to the holding power, and the allel gram of a cut nail has bearing surface than There are square or pars a greater the round! nail as many nails to the pound of some sizes in tbo C uf nail as in Brother. The .steel cut nail is nnd lacking in adhesive smooth power. Then ,.1 „ , - 1 | J . • 1 "' ^ • A Ml'11 the head being of non-fibrous material ihe last blow generally knocks it off a great disadvantage. ' It is admitted that in finishing an ,j casing work the wire nail has rough, heavy Sun. its place, bin not outsido work A". Dry uiid Sweet Champagnes. . D |7 ? h 'inipagne.s arc of A Presbyterian church in Lancaster, Pa., gives a medal to every person who does not.miss a church o"r a Sunday school service during the year. Last year the sexton carried off all the honors. A new series of postage stamps has been issued by the republic of San Salvador. All stamps previous to 189' have been called in, and only the now stamps will be accepted in payment. ot postage hereafter. ' It is said that if tho earth's atmosphere extended to a height of 700 miles the suns heat and rays could never penetrate it, and w,.- \ vol ,i a frc( , zo to death while wrapped in darkness blacker than the blackest, midnight. Judging from the number of"charters taken out in the different states for the construction of -railroads, it is estimated that upward of 7,500 miles of now track will be added to the total mileage of the country this year. Snuff has beon made from a very early period, first and most largely by the Spanish, who prepared it with care and scented it with various materials. FWi. H° , W 9 ountr ' 03 ' Scotland and England extended and popularized the "The progress in the art of denti* has been greater than is s known," said J. E. Lamb, of ]j< a Globe-Democrat man. "You from the swollen condition of m7rt° jaw that I am suffering the term/ of a throbbing thumpi n? tootha j and. though I was adv?setl bv dentist at Boston not to have nv pulled, I got up this mornin<r' sleepless night, thoroughly " and determined to have tho member plucked out. But wi,^", 1 ; plied to one of the most emin students of St. Louis to perform JJ operation, he. too, after examination advised me not to have it' taken 7 When he learned that I was nearlr years old. lit- told me that I «Lu have to suffer only two or threo ri» more and the nerve would die of to suffering, my pain would ontlreli cease, and I would have my tooth mi served intact. The discovery O f fo death of tooth nerves with advancin, age is only two or three years old bid in that time millions of tei-th havebiri saved. . Formerly, when a man with tfci toothache went to a dentist's office fi meant either that the tooth was ' ceremoniously jerked out. mot and branch, or the sufferer was subjected to a long and painful operation Plugging. The better clas? ..f dentist) nave ceased nearly entirely to pull i teeth of old men and women ncariw ihfir climacteric, as they kiimv that tin: aches arc but th«> last expiring «|. foils of the nerves to perform °' ' functions. A curious fact, in eo,,, ln , turn with this kind of tnolhachro jsUiat cold water, in<tnad of intoii.-ifviiiir the' pain, as it usually does, 'actually soothes it. Another important advance in dentistry is the method ol completely sawing a tooth in two and joining the pieces together with a small gold screw. When a decayed speck or streak makes its appearance in a molar now the dentist who know his business will neither pull the tooth out and substitute for it one ol his own make nor fill the holl-jn- gold to preserve it, but lie artfnllj saws the top of the tooth off close to the gums, and, after thoroughly scrap. ing arid cleansing the decaying part, welds the two pieces together as firm as before the operation was done." India Bubber. The existence of rubber and somt knowledge of its properties must have been known by the Mexican Indians s long time before it was discovered by the white.,. The first mention of itww made by Herrera in his account of the second voyage of Columbus, when he speaks ol a ball'used bv the Indian made from the gum of a tree, which was lighter a.,,7 bounced far better than the famous wind-balls of Castile,] Torque in ad a, writing nearly acen-l tury later, also speaks of rubber, which I he found was used by the natives in oases of hemorrhage and for vari-l oils other diseases. ' Mixed and tnkeaf with cocoa, it made an excellent! hea ing emollient for the lun<>-s, and 1 filched externally it possessed erties of special value in tightness of tho chest. prop-1 removing! use of snuff. The talot- d. Rn . .. . B °gota, the cai- btates of stuff as may be condemned as past reclaim. Komo is sent to Kew gardens to bo used in fumigating the plant- houses. J he rest is shoveled into "tho queen s pipe" by a stoker who has been engaged m replenishing this singular tire for years, and who is confident that tho pains in his aged back are duo to thjB fumoa and dust he inhales m the tusk, and to nothing else. Ihis most persistent of smoker* is situated at tho Victoria dock.whero . - comparar - V '^, unt Popularity, even hi Xc-vy T\ j , Cha . m Pagne used to be esteem'• "" Q >' s wino, and therefore nronerlv weet. T h ere are men not yet! o -1 who remember the timo* when dry champagnes were not found even m the fashionable clubs of this town, and one well-known firm, perhaps thn. earliest to make a specialty of dry wines tor the American market b P o- a 'n lo bo re.cogmzed in this country Toss tlmi, tnirty years ago. Taste has been . een oducatod with grea? rapidity. lnvey er un.l nvoi, women \* s \ n , o . , oo]f 1f , nr ,; »weet wine with disfavor. — .V. r.'.s«,,. Destroyed by Fire. There is a possibility that the new •ar recently discovered is a planet latisbuiiig destroyed by lire. This '•ssibi.it.yjs backed up by the f a <- t lauiicw stars do not last ion", but ""«li« out like a cooling "nib,". tlie sanio thin the city , r d - ath f- ln Emigration 3Si°-fc K --'»== city's economy. No people iu the world are more da- Indent. U1 , 0 n boats than are the a- ives of southeast Alaska, They live a reion where the ' coast ° hanMl -> The first information rcgardino-thiil wonderful plant was furnished £vLil Coudam.ne, a French scientist, "who was sent in 1735 by the govcrnmeut of iranceto measure an arc of tho me- iHlian near Quito. This brought him to the heart of the rubber growing country, and much valuable informs' tion was thus obtained. ' T Aevertholess, rubber remained practically unknown, save as a curiosity for many years after that, and it mt.'l near the close of the eighteenth con-.8 tury when Doctor Priestly, in a preface ;J to his W ork on "Perspective,» called ! attention to rubber as "a novelty for erasing p cnci i marks," stating that'll is so d m cubical pieces of half an inch for three shillings each." *or this purpose it was imported iV ' a ''tists, until about 1820, near- dUO years after its first introduction civilization.— Youth's Companion, Adeline Got There. " n s f n c , -- of tlie New York Sorosli.. tells of her trials with a servant named, Adeline: "I gave a mt)o aftenlo0 n I tea and Adeline, arrayed in a new bib J and tucker, was intrusted with the I important task of serving the milk mid I siisrar. she behaved herself admira- ' lor some time, but finally I was obliged to call her attention to a group m one of tho alcoves that she had steadily ignored. 'Adeline, 1 I whispered, 'ask them if they have been knows but olr n , drM ola-« la)»P It has been decreed, you know •at the earth .hall be d.su-u vedl ,' Ui-e. and the language of thc-'dmv k-ads to the conclusion that the whole" thing will be consumed in * v ei ? short 81WOO of time. Is'ot a few 6 kep. tics .nAoluers have ai-uud that siu.! j, a cittaitn.phe is impos»;ble, but it is not. A slight excess of hydro";, /„ atmosphere would render"/ « our metal Pars of corner! The Congressional Fuuoral. On the recent congressional trip Porte that ths peculiarrt? , OI ,V hine so , " , ailfl , w °»"y- "Great soott," H» IcDer- i, /,. CUlurdlulec t>su S ed. '^'.V^^iniodtoavotciwinjpinber, shocking inh • were tre -ited with -T 1S tt funo ™l train." "Is UP' ta "k steamers are now carr; "Trr 1 —r«"«-si'i--

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