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.mfi**F*i *\. f- 1. •="•" s v-^,-~,r\ V? • •?" DBS MOBflESi AMONA, IOWA, SAINT, ELEVEN HUNDRED YEARS IRELAND HAS HONORED ONE MAN. <tii& Memory ot 8t. t>ntrick Has Been Cherished by Irishmen and Their De- 6 certdant8 with a Consistency That Hn» Been Unswerving Through Many Venrs. Ainerica, so far as we know, has no patron saint. Columbus was never canonized, and George Washington lived too late for such honors. But she has compensation for this lack in the nutri ber'of saints brought with her settlers. St. Nicholas, St. David, St. Andrew, St. George and. we know not how many more have become dominciled, each bringing his quota ; of history, legend, poetry, song and genial association, but they.are incidental—thrown in with the bargain)'as it were-^and Our republic has:no one patron saint'. ; We •would not willingly say a depreciatory Avcrd of. those distinguished per- sofl&ges.Whom we mentioned, but simple, modest, historic truth compels us to say that no one of them is more than a "circumstance" on 'American soil to him whose anniversary day, crisp, breezy and bracing, calls, out the long procession, the harp-decorated green flag and the indestructible shamrock which reappears ' in fresh verdure every year. For something like 1,100 years the 17th of ; March has been observed as St. Patrick's Day. . •'".',.. ' . ! And yet it is curious how entirely this eminent saint has been overlooked in naming. : places.. YOU have saints iall through the alphabet, from Sfa Albans to St. Vincent, but no St. Patrick. The Scotch have got in their St. Andrew, in the cold north, to bo sure, as was fit. The Anthonys, Augustines, Bernards, Charleses, Christophers, Glairs, Francises, • Johns; Josephs (run into Joes profanely),' Lawrences, Louises, Marys, Pauls, Peters and all the rest have their names linked with towns, parishes or streams,'but there is not a notable St. Patrick's anywhere. This can only be explained by the modesty of those who hold him in regard, and it is a wrong that ought to be redressed. It is to be lamented that so much of the poetry, song .and drollery of a lively, mirthful, mercurial and imaginative people have gathered around this name that the historical character is lost sight of,'and there stands up to the popular eye a legendary figure, exorcising the snakes and displaying the shamrock. Nothing can be further from the reality than this picture. A great amount of real scholarship has been expended on the investigation of St. Patrick's history, and while differences of opinion exist as to details, St. Patrick, unlike St.' ; .George, of England, is recognized by alias a.true man with a definite record and-a solid claim to the veneration of the good. : • According to history, Patrick was a farmer's son, either on the coast' of France or of Scotland, most of the early church authorities representing him as being ,bdrn .about 410, in the neighborhood of -what is now Boulogne. ; His original' na.u\e was Succath, which the early''writers of the Irish Christian church stated meant "brave in heart," and. the Latin name Patricius was later given to him. •• At sixteen he was carried captive'into Ireland and was in slavery for six years. While serving as a herder in comparative loneliness in woods and wilds the Christian truth of his early days came to his mind. He.prayed, meditated, believed; and when liberated returned to his home what would now be called a converted, actively religious man. He remembered with pity the heathen among whom he lived, and returned to them as a Christian teacher. That is supposed to have been about the year 432. He preached the Gospel -with singular eloquence and such extraordinary effect that he established Christianity so strongly in Ireland that it could not be overthrown. He baptized the kings of Dublin and Munster and the sons of the king of Connaught. He also established numerous monasteries. St. Bernard testifies that St. Patrick fixed his metropolitan sea at Armagh. He devoted much attention to the suppression of slavery, one of the conse- quences'of the piratical expeditions of the age. , He died in Down, Ulster, on March 17, of either the year 493 or 495. Here are his own words rendered into English.from the stiff'Latin, tinged with Celtic, .in which his "Confessions" are written; "I am greatly a debtor to God, who has bestowed his grace so largely upqn"'-me, that multitudes; should be born again to God through me, and that of those, clergy should be everywhere ordained for a people lately coming to the faith, whom the Lord took from the extremities of the earth. The Irish, who never had the knowledge of God, and hitherto worshiped only idols and unclean'things, have lately become the people of the Lord, and are called the'sons of God." The "ponfessions" the shortest, the genuine work, without later interpolations—is in i the "Book of Armagh," one of the richest literary treasures of tho Irish. •''libraries.^Daniel D, .Bidwell in New York^Ledger. Bow to Care for a Trotte*. When the horse comes in from his Work rub him all over from his ears to his tail and down to his knees with wash as near the temperature of his body as possible. To make this wash takd one part alcohol, two parts pure witch hazel and three or four times as much soft water as the combined quantity of alcohol and witch hazel. Every muscle should be rubbed thoroughly. Throw & medium weight blanket over the horse now, and let him stand until yon have put the bandages on. Use the same Wash for the legs as for the body, but have it cold. After putting the wash on the legs, rub them well with the palm of tho hand, always rubbing down, never up. Put the bandages on immediately after the rubbing. Rub all his heels perfectly dry with clean, dry rags. Care should be taken in this, as cracked heels are very stubborn and often lay a horse up for tho season. Throw the blanket back from the head and scrape out all wash that remains, most of it will have entered the pores of the body; cover up. his shoulders and scrape the rest of the body; take a clean, dry rag and rub him all over lightly, always rubbing with the hair as much as possible; now put R light hood on him and an extra blanket over his loins, and after looking at his heels again walk him out for about five minutes, then bring him in, and should he have broken out any while walking scrape him again lightly, after which give him another light rubbing for say four or five minutes, when he should again bo walked for about ten minutes, and again taken in and rubbed slightly, after which put on lighter blankets and continue to reduce the weight as the heat leaves the body.—Rider and Driver. An Awful ?hlug to Beinember. When a bachelor'getting out of bed on a cold morning decides to keep on his night robe till the room gets warmer and then thoughtlessly hurries away to breakfast, where people smile slyly and significantly, it does not add to his joy to reinember that he did .not make the in -the apparel he contemplated. --Chicago Tribune. CaJeV Cutihiljg Was an Burly Riser. •4 W.ashington real estate man, wishing to show Caleb Gushing a piece of property,-was tojd to call at 6 o'clock 111 the,m.brnirig, "yh e man was not ac- eustpu'ie.d fa such early hours, but was advised by'one who knew Mr. Gushing to be prompt. As, he drove to the door at ftp ftpppinjed (in^e Mr. Gushing was 9S the 8tepfl,—Q r eeia p»g, i.fcl. Jfci.L'.iri.,\ J,6,_iffi,!J!fl A Cure Tor Laziness. A traveler in the course of a morning walk in Amsterdam came upon a group gathered around a well, into which a strongly built man had just been let down. A pipe, whose mouth was at the top of the well, had been opened, and a stream of water from it was flowing into the well and gradually filling it. The man below had quite enough to do, if he did not want to be drowned, to keep the water out by means of a pump which was at the bottom of the well. The traveler, pitying the man, asked for an explanation of what seemed to be a cruel, heartless joke. "Sir," replied an old man standing near, "that fellow is, as you see, healthy and strong. I have myself offered him work twenty times, but he always allows laziness to get tho better of him, and will umko any excuse to beg his bread from door to door, though be might easily earn it if he chose. "We are now trying to make him realize that he must work. If he uses the strength that is in his arms he will bt> saved; if he lets them hang idle he will be drowned. But look," continued the old Dutchman as he went to the edge of the well, "the fellow finds out that he has muscles already; in an hour we shall let him out with better resolutions for the future." The traveler watched until the maii was liberated from his watery prison, and felt sure that at least a temporary cure had been effected.—Youth's Companion. •, One Man's Share. The other day a politician of national prominence sat in "the amen corner, 1 ' as it is called, of the Fifth Avenue hotel, where Republican big guns go in batteries. Across the corridor sat a keen eyed, swarthy life insurance agent. Presently a newspaper man, who makes his headquarters at tho up town hotel entered and nodded familiarly to both politician and life insurance agent. They wore both under obligations to him. In the most natural way in the world, from talking to both at almost the same time, he introduced them. Soon afterward he strolled on. Now this particular life insurance agent had been watching for months for an opportunity of making the acquaintance of this particular politician. He was not slow to improve the opportunity, now that ho had it, and he wrote a life policy of $25,000 as the result. The next day the journal 1st who so innocently introduced the hunter and his prey received by mail a check for $400. Now this sho wu a great many things—among others, tho enormous profits life insurance agents must make when they can give such commissions.—John A. Cockerill in New York Recorder, When Did tho "Gluss Age" Begin? So far as research has been able to determine, glass was in use 3,000 years bo- fore the birth of Christ, and was even then not in its infancy by any manner of means. In the Slado collection at tho British museum there is the head of a lion molded iu glass, bearing tho name of an Egyptian king of the eleventh dynasty. This is the oldest specimen of pure glass bearing anything like a elate now known to exist. The invention now known as "bleezing," tho mode of varnishing pottery with a thin film of glass, is believed to date back to the first Egyptian dynasty. Proof of this is found in the pottery beads, glass glazed, found in the tombs of the age above referred to. —St. Louis Republic. Muslo That In Seldom Sung. The raising of an umbrella in the theater is a bud omen for the business. Whore is the man' of fearless heart who will sin;? t'.io music of "Macbeth" or "Me" Men-Hies" other than at tho rehearsal or production of those plays.? Should he attempt it ho will be "sat down upon" in great shape and very hard by the other members of the com- nauy Of all bad omens the singing of that inusic is among the worst-Chicago Herald. Hubert Toonius' Advice. A lawyer went to Robert Toombs and asked win* he should charge a client m a case to which Mr. Toombs had just listened in tho court house. "We ,' said TooiubB, "I should charge $1.000, Box Wortes. , . .. The whole horseshoe of boxes—two tiers high—was filled with the flower of New York swelldom. The young women were one and all frail and fine, having that delicate slenderness so far removed frotn thinness that is an eastern American woman's greatest beauty. BlOnds were in the majority—graceful, fragile, exquisite creatures, gleaming with diamonds and ethereal as spirits of the moonlight, in pale tinted, fleecy dresses. They were all decollete—thin or fat- but not one was scraggy. Almost all wore their hair high and bound around in the style of the First Empire with a band of ribbon or of gold, while on their foreheads and sometimes over their ears lay little ruined, careless curls like a baby's. The men were not so good looking and were somewhat effaced by the show of feminine beauty. Almost all the younger ones were smooth f need and wore inordinately high collars. These young fellows are very prominent in the gay circles of Gotham. The showing of jewels—every one being bedizened for the ball—was wonderful. Mrs. Bradley Martin was covered with diamonds. She is not a pretty or young woman, in fact is florid and common in her style, and so did not set off her gems to advantage. On her head she wore a diamond crown as big around as a teacup and made in a design of small, fine points. It Was set back on the crown of her head and inclosed her hair. Around her neck were several chains of the same stones, long and short. Another line of enormous diamonds followed the edge of her corsage from the shoulder to the front, and from her other shoulder to the point of her bodice a superb reviere of diamonds traced a blaze of light. Mrs. Ogden Mills was also crowned, her crown being small and round and high, also inclosing her hair. Her neck and bodice glittered with other jewels. She is thin and somewhat pas- see, but she has high, aristocratic features and a great deal of air and style.— New York Cor. San Francisco Argonaut. Mrs. Charles H. Spnrgcon. Mr. Spurgeon was but twenty-two when he made choice of a wife in Susanna, the daughter of Mr. Robert Thompson, a merchant of Falcon square, in the city of London, But if young in years, the preacher was of course even then old in wisdom, and the excellence of his judgment fully atoned for the earliness of his marriage. Mr. Spurgeon was then pastor of a small chapel in South London, and resided in the poverty stricken neighborhood of the borough. During the first fortnight of the year 1856—the marriage took place on Jan. 8—the young man was preaching in several of the provincial cities. ; Not long after marriage Mrs. Spurgeon fell a victim to a disease from the effects of which she has never wholly been free. In 1808, in accordance with the wishes of the most eminent surgeons, she consented to a painful operation. It was. performed by Sir James Simpson, of Edinburgh, and eventually had the happy result of greatly mitigating, though not entirely removing, her sufferings. Until that time illness: had prevented her giving very much active help to her husband's work; probably she had been most helpful to him in the loving sympathy sho gave while her bus' band was the target for so many attacks, from the churchmen on the' one hand, from the Freethinkers on the other, attacks which had become more frequent with his appointment to: the position of pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle.—London Letter. ; but you ought to have $5,000, for ypu did a creat many things that I would not have Woman's Most Recent ProfesKloh. A new profession is open to women, one in which they are scarcely likely to have any male competitors. Moreover, it is one which should be eminently agreeable to the feminine mind. I No special qualifications are required beyond good looks and good taste. ''• The profession is that of window gazing. Already a number of ladies have bebome window gazers as a matter of profit as well as pleasure. The duties are liglrl and the pay is good. All that is required is to stand in front of your patron's street windows during the fashionable hours of the afternoon, and, in [sufficiently enthusiastic terms draw the attention of your companion to the merits of the latest sw'eet thing in bonnets, 01 that perfectly ideal theater cloak, for the benefit of the genuine shoppers who are passing. The professional window gazers must go in couples in order to be able to start a conversation.—San Fran- Cisco Argonaut. j Work <if Women in Philanthropy. The lady managers of the World's fail are in communication with Mrs. Aubre) H. Smith, of Philadelphia, who compiled a book of interesting and valuable statis tics for the Centennial concerning the charities conducted by women. It is the intention of the woman's board to take up the work begun by Mrs. Smith anc bring it up to date, showing the advance meiit of women in philanthropy during the last decade. The lady managers have already collected much supplemental', data of an international character, anc are consulting Mrs. Smith as to the bes 1 methods suggested by her experience in arranging the available materials.—Phil adelphia Ledger. A IMQ'urence In Calling. In the south the voices of women as well as of men were often utilized for "long distance calls." It may be amusi to note tho difference in intonation which was usually exhibited by the sexes When a man had occasion to summoi any one from a distance, the prolonged tone was placed on the first note, thi emphasis on the second; thus, "O—^rh John!" If a female called, the prolongee tone and the emphasis were both placed on the last note; thus, "You, John u yl"—Dr. J. Haryie Dew in Century The Man iu tho Infant. If a baby has a will of his own he wil be intolerant of neglect, and whateve. he wants he will want at once and there will be noise and a hullabaloo if he is kep waiting. Thus, in embryo, is seen the irascible, impatient and dictatorial man ' THEY DO WHY YOUNG PEOPLE FIND SINGLE BLESSEDNESS SO COMFORTABLE. f They Got Married They Wonld Have to Make a Great Many Sacrifice)), or So They Think, and as a Result They Keep Away from the Knot of Hymen. It is an oft repeated remark that New fork is the finest place in the republic a live in—if you are rich. But it is worse than the meanest suburb, tho Ireariest of western "boom towns," the dullest country village—if you are poor. This is the criticism of the person who doss not contemplate life as a possibility—or an agreeable possibility—without society, in t'se narrow sense of the word; without the pleasures that come from money, without the social standing that a good bank account gives, without be- ng able "to keep up with the procession" of those who are well dressed, well : ed, well situated and well off. Singularly enough, those who demand these things—who will not accept married life without them—are generally lot well supplied with this world's goods. People who have been rich all their lives lo not realize what it means to go without their luxuries. But people who have )een poor know just the wretchedness of having to wear patched boots and go without lunch; of having to walk long distances, because car fare "mounts up;" of having to refuse nice invitations, because they have no clothes or no means of returning proffered civilities. To ihese, poverty is a bitter thing, and they oathe it. Marriage, unless it means escape from carping cares of this kind, they eschew as a hopeless evil. Better endure those trials • that we have than fly to others that we know not of, they say. So thinks the everyday, gentlemanly, good looking, entirely personable young nan of thirty, who draws an income of From two to four thousand a year, and is asked out all over because he dances admirably and is good to look at, and never does anytliing gauche. So. also, ihinks the pretty, well bred, well dressed, moderately bright girl of twenty-five, whose father spends six thousand a year and has five children. Both of these know just the way they want their lives to go. Ever since childhood they have associated with companions who have had more money than they have, and they know how nice it is to be well off. To be rich or to remain as we are, that is their motto. "When we make the great move," they both think, "we make it to better ourselves materially, or we don't make it at all." They do not want to be millionaires, but they do not want to bo really pinched anywhere. . Their house must be large enough and be comfortable. It must be well fitted up—no "sheet by night and tablecloth by day" for them. There must be servants enough to run it. This girl—who has always been comfortably placed, but never luxuriously—has no intention of binding herself down to domestic cares, of dusting her own drawing room and turning up hems in her own table linen. No; all that must be done for her. Sho has made her own dresses and trimmed her own hats all her girlhood, and she wants, when she marries, to change all that. Better to go on doing it in your own home, whero it is all you have to worry over, than to do it in your husband's, where you have to keep the house and take care of children as well. Thus the young lady reasons and rejects her suitors with a peculiar and good humored indifference. She has made up her mind that she will not marry a man who has a cent under five thousand a year, and is not above telling this to the soupirants, who take the hint and strive to realize the ideal. The young lady is quite frank. She is not in the least ashamed of her worldliness or desirous of hiding it under a veil of attractive coyness. She is not mercenary. It is not riches that she demands—comfort, that is all. If sho is comfortable she will continue to be a very nice, attractive person, but if she has to scrimp and struggle and fight over ten cenl pieces, and turn her old clothes, and have her shoes patched, she will not be responsible for her temper. She is fin do siecle to her finger tips—sensible where she might be romantic, practical where she once would have been impassioned—a person who is bound to make a success of her life and keep it on the lines that she regards as the best. The young man of her kind holds precisely the same views. Life with a beloved object sounds very charming, but it is not to be indulged in unless the incomes of himself and the beloved objecl foot up to from five to six thousand per annum. The beloved object on three thousand a year is too expensive a luxury. He cannot afford it. What rnigh have been a Courtship dwindles to i mild friendship. Not infrequently he tells the lady of his sad predicament anc how impossible a matrimonial alliance would be on his salary. She condoles with him and they become friends, foi no violent fires burn in their hearts anc friendship comes quite easily to them. Marriage would mean a series of sacri fices that neither is willing to make They would have to live in a flat in Har lem—and no one knows who has not livec in Gotham the horror in which Harlem is held—or a second rate boarding house beyond Fourth avenue. Then come clothes and theaters. A New York woman spends money lik water on her clothes. She would much rather be well dressed than well fed She must be well dressed to be up with anything. The moment she grow shabby she is no longer of any impor tance. Then she may as well give up al the fun and consent to be relegated to dreary insignificance like the old wive of the pashas.—San Francisco Argonaut Couldn't Do It, Dashaway—Come around, old fellow and help mo select a suit of clothes. Travers—Couldn't do it, possibly, ol< man. You seem to forget that we bot] :o to the same tailor,—Clothier A Stbty of the late A» T 1 was "6 young- Uwy^r'at the time, bout as poor as a home missionary. I ad to go to the late A. T. Stewart's to akehis signature to an affidavit. He ignetl and I swore him; then he wished j know how much there was to pay. n view of what took place afterward, I m justified, I think, in saying that hat Mr. Stewart expected me to say when he asked "How much?" was "Oh, hat's all right." But I didn't say that; I said, "Seventy- ve cents." "What?" shouted Mr. Stewart. "Seventy-five cents," I answered gain. "1 won't pay it," said he. "You've no ight to ask so much. The price is n hilling, and that's all I'll give you." "But, Mr. Stewart," I replied, "a shil- ing is the price when you come to my fflce. I've come to your store and I've right to charge for my -car fare and n easonable amount for my time. Sev- nty-five cents is really a very small harge, Mr. Stewart, a very small barge." "I won't pay it," he persisted. "If •ou want a shilling you may have it, rat not one cent more." . I got angry then. 1 gave him one ook, with which I intended to convey he idea that I held him in contempt, 'hen I said: "Mr. Stewart, you are a ioor man and I'm a rich one. Twenty- ive cents is nothing to me and seventy- ive cents is a fortune to you. I'll make a present of that seventy-five cents hat you owe me." . Then I made my best dancing school jow and walked off.—Interview iu New fork Times. The Effectiveness of Modern Gun*. The prominence given to a lecture by he German doctor, Dr. Billroth, on the wounded in war, has induced Mr. Archi- >ald Forbes to write on the subject. )r. Billroth estimates that of the casualties at Weissenburg and Worth dur- ng the Franco-German war, 80 per cent, if all the wounded were caused by rifles, 5 per cent, by the large guns, and not quite G per cent, by the lance and sword, dr. Forbes, however, says that the sta- istics for the whole of the war on tho German side prove that over 90 per cent, were due to rifle fire, about 9 per cent, o artillery, and about 1 per cent, to cold steel. The smallness of the mortality from lie French artillery is explained by the 'act that their artillery was notoriously jadly served. Dr. Billroth believes that ;he future will see a still greater pro- )ortk>n of deaths resulting from rifle ire than from shell. Mr. Forbes points out that, in doing so, no account has jeen taken of the probable use of highly destructive explosives in the shells of the future.—Army and Navy Gazette. The First Protestant in Japan. The first Protestant Christian in Japan was one Murata, a military retainer jf the Lord of Saga, in the southern island of Kiushiu. In 1860 he. went to Nagasaki, by order of his chief, and one evening, as he was crossing the harbor in a boat, he picked up a book that was loating about in the water. Tho writing ran from side to side, "like the crawling of crabs," and upon sending it to one of the Dutch-then settled at Nagasaki, he learned thai it was the Christian Bible, then a proscribed book. Curiosity spurred him on, and he had one of his assistants learn tho language of the book and translate it for him, sentence by sentence. His study was continued in secret, with a few friends, after his return nome. When a difficult passage was found, a messenger was sent to Dr. Verbeck, a well known missionary then in Nagasaki, for its interpretation. Murata was afterward baptized, and his name now stands first on the roll of Protestant Christians in Japan. — London Times. Women Taking the Places of Men. In Holland men can no longer be trusted to work the switches on the railways, and women now fill their places. This is a slap in the face indeed to the male sex, and a great triumph to the advocates of female labor. But we have yet to see how the thing works. The men say that there will now be looking glasses in the switch boxes, and that the women will never leave them till they have smoothed their last hair and settled the bow of their last ribbon, and that iu the meantime there will be collisions; that when left to themselves they never have been in time for the train as passengers, and will not be more punctual aspointswomen; and, finally, that if they hear their lover's whistle anywhere • in the neighborhood they will pay very little attention to that of the locomotive. If these objections are not valid, conclude the men, "we are not Dutchmen." —London Queen. ' THE TRANSPORT OF AMMONIA. it I* Often carried on th« trppe* DeckJ of Steamships to Keep it C«>61. Ammonia has been carried in considerable quantitiesqri thdnpper 1 flecks of steamships, but in" inaiiy teasels the rattles, carboys, or tins ate stowed in the between decks. In fact, they are some- imes stowed in vacafit;cabiiis of cargo vessels. The explosion of one of these eceptacles awakened attention to the Jacing of such substances dangerously near heat. The master of the vessel on whose ship the explosion happe'ned un- crewed the tops of all those undamaged, and thus allowed the gas to blow off. .Restrictions on carriage of dahgeroas foods were imposed under the merchant hipping act, 1873, section 23 of which mxvides that if any person Sends or at- empts to send by, or, not being the mas* ter or owner of the vessel, carries or at- empts to carry in any- vessel, British r foreign, any dangerous goods, such as iquafortis, Vitriol, naphtha, gunpowder, ucifer matches, nitroglycerin, 'petro- eum, or any other goods of a dangerous nature, without distinctly marking their lature on the outside of the packages ontaining the same, and also giving vritten notice of the nature of such goods and the name and address of the ender, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding £100; but if the person ending the goods on board is merely an igent and ignorant of its contents, the ienalty is not to exceed ten pounds. False description makes the sender iable to a penalty of £500. The master r owner of a ship may. refuse to take on board a vessel, any suspicious package, and may require it to be opened to ascer- ;ain its contents. Clause 20 in the act las always been looked upon as a mis- ako in legislation, The master of a hip is empowered to throw overboard ;oods of a dangerous nature which have >een sent without being marked or noti- ied of their true character', and neither he master nor the owner of the vessel hall be subject to any liability for such casting into the sea, civil or criminal, in any court. , There is no reason for denouncing tho carriage of ammonia by sea, but it is of ,ho greatest importance that each special compound should be accurately defined, and that it ought not to bo exposed to icat. If everything that expanded on submission to heat w,ere interdicted, the shipping trade would bo. sadly hampered. For example—yeast is shipped 'or conveyance, and is usually carried on deck. In hot weather the casks have jeen broken and hoops burst from exposure to tho sun, although no material lamage is done. We could name other oreakages, but 'enough has been urged ;o bring home the necessity for under- , standing what to carry and where to stow it.—Chemical Trade Journal. An OJ-.I Fashioned Phrase. There is an old fashioned phrase of hospitality which consists of only two words, and 1 find it a parallel to the Greek salutation, and like it, a command. "Sit by," says the comfortable New England farmer to his guest beneath his roof. JSIow compare this commanding phrase with the more modern polite question, "Will you partake oJ refreshments?" which is as empty anc void as a Chinese invitation, and throws the choice of acceptance on the guest One is the living soul of speech, the other a niero dead formality.—Detroi Free Press. The Death of Christ. In a book entitled "The Physica 1 Causes of Christ's Death," the writer states that Christ died from a broken heart, so that, when the soldier piercec his side, blood and water flowed out, which whould have been an impossibility if no rupture had taken place. The Wisdom of It. Cora-rDon't you think that law pro venting one from marrying his decease!; wife's sister was a very foolish ope? Merritt—On the contrary, I've always considered it a wise one ; because tbere'a one pretty How Not to Got Into Print. Don't have any enemies. Don't have any friends. ' Don't inherit money. Don't lose it. Don't sign any petitions. . Don't subscribe to any lecture courses of stock companies. Don't recommend anything. Don't get victimized. Don't exhibit any public spirit. Don't tell stories. Don't register at a hotel. Don't visit a friend in an adjoining township or elsewhere. Don't allow other people to visit you. Don't show any interest in music, art, literature, science or education. Don't meet long lost friends or relatives. Don't go insane. Don't get sick. Don't accept presents. Don't do anything that might bring you a vote of thanks or condemnation. Don't sue anybody. Don't get sued, Don't go to law at all. Don't live to be an octogenarian. Don't die.—Detroit Tribune. Danger in Physical Culture. It is beginning to be understood that physical culture should bo undertaken intelligently and with moderation. A London girl went home from her first lesson, which was a violent one, and discovered a strange condition of her neck a little at one side of the throat—a mottled appearance, with settled blood beneath. The physician to whom she applied said there was no remedy; some little blood vessels had given way under the severe and unaccustomed exercise, and her naturally thin skin revealed the mishap more than would perhaps happen in another case. The injuries are not so frequent to jjoung girls, with supple joints and easily moved muscles and tendons, but middle aged women should begin very carefully. Many such, to rid themselves of an unbecoming tendency to corpulence, take to extraordinary acrobatic feats not unattended with real danger to persons unaccustomed, to violent exercise.—Her Point of View in New York Times, The Mysterious Power of the Turquoise. The turquoise, although not credited with 9? *er remedial or protective prop- ertie^'jo far as disease was concerned, was nevertheless regarded as a kind of sympathetic indicator, the intensity of its color being supposed to fluctuate with the health of the wearer. The latter, however, by virtue pf the stone he carrried, could, it was said, fall from any height with impunity. The Marquis of Vilena's fool, however, was somewhat nearer the truth when he reversed the popular superstition in his assertion that the wearer of a turquoise might fall from the top of a high tower and be dashed to pieces without breaking the stone,—Queries Magazine. A Genial Teacher. Agassiz taught natural history in Harvard college as no other man had taught in America before. He was "the best friend that ever student had," because the most genial and kindly. Cambridge people used to say that one had "less need of an overcoat in passing Agassi's house" than any they in that city,—' Professor David b^j; Jordan in Pop«-

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