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JUNE 24, 189!, / ISLAND OF NAPOLEON, FAMOUS SCENES AND MEMORIES OF j THE CORSICA OF TODAY. I Origin of Ulnny Idcng of tho Historic tilHhplnce of the Emperor of Franco..! | The ltomnntlc ( Spot IKtncrlbod by n ' I NewApiipor Correspondent. Out Ideas of Corsica are, I am afraid, Matted by the dramatist and the novelist. We think of it as it Is represented to us in ' the adventures of the brothers De Franchl, or through the medium of Merimeo's pict- tares(|ue Colomba. therefore we associate ' the wild Mediterranean Island with ven deltas, savage passions and more savage .loves Ixjss terrifying, but not less plctur *sqite, ore the descriptions given by Al photisc Daudet In the "I^ttrcs de mon Wcuiin," written after spending several Weeks In the lighthouse of Mezzo Mare with no other companion than the aged custodian of the isolated building, and the seductive pictures of landscape and ver- . dure of Guy de Maupassant in "Une Vio." But It Is well known that both dramatist And novelist are gifted with a glorified vis Ion which the ordinary tourist docs not possess, and the lack of which possibly accounts for the divergence of impressions, the former aro more vivid and poetical, the latter perhaps the more to be depended npon It Is not without regret that the travelro Of today has to relinquish certain preconceived Ideas, and to renounce his faith in the legendary Corslcan vendetta. Ho blttshps when ho flnds the native smiling •onipwhat ironically at any allusions to their hereditary and sanguinary family j fends, and, If the truth must be told In all ' Us iinromantlc baldness, ho finds that the ' cot :ncts which most engross the inhabitants are the establishment of a "battle of flowers," after the Nice and Monte Carlo •tyle, while their jealous emulation is centered on a pacific exhibition, where, besides the rural and agricultural products of the Island, are to be seen specimens of rough or manufactured marble, granite and porphyry, old pieces of furniture, carved Woods, curious gourds and richly chased Weapons. GAMIC AND FIJUIT. The climate of Corsica Is simply perfect; the soft air is laden with spicy, aromatic Odors, and made vivifying by the iodine exhalations of a rich marine flora; tho long stretches of sandy beach aro stooped in warm sunshine; tho background of mountains has the luminous green tints of tho Greek hillsides. Existence in thososeaglrt latitudes sinks to a blissful indolence; Strife, bloodshed, fiery passions and wild revenge aro absolutely Incompatible with this dreamy languor, and the chief interest Of the lazy hours becomes tho recurrence of meals. Tho epicure revels in the varied and dainty fish, tho most delicate ever i cooked, pink like the rocks aud blue like the skies. > The game is no less exquisite, notably I Wio famous Corsican blackbirds so highly praised by Cambacores, and which aro only i at their best during the short span bo- i twcen the 1st and 80th of January, when they aro gorged with the luscious myrtle berries, honey brown in color, and retain- i ing the slight bitterness mentioned by Virgil, mingling with the delicious perfume of wild flowers; tho broccio, the national white cueeso, of a sweet, peculiar flavor; huge limes, preserved in sugar, and a va- : riety of excellent wines constitute a bill of fare to satisfy tho most fastidious gourmet. The brand of Santa Lucia of Tallane was such a favorite witli Mine. Liutitia, mother of Napoleon 1, that sho would drink no other wine, and had some sent to her in Paris' THIC DONAPAKTU KAMILV. One cannot fail to be struck by the fact that the influence, I might almost say tho presence, of the Bonaparte family is every ' Where apparent in the "Urcen Island." At : Ajaecio, on tho market place, tho women courtesy before the statue of tho First Con- i sul, on another square ho towers amid his brothers in tho garb of a Roman emperor. Behind tho citadel in tho cathedral they show the basin that held tho water for his baptism, and in tho old house the hard sofa ' on which he was born, and tho trap door ' leading to the subterranean passage by I which he escaped to tho harbor one night I when ho discovered that ho was tracked by spies. j . Where ho himself is not tho members of ' his family aro. Their portraits aro in the museums, their works in the libraries. His mother is buried in the Bonnparto chapel with the simplu epitaph, "Mater Regum.' 1 His father stands erect at tho HouU do Ville in a red gold laced coat. There also are his brothers—Joseph in a royal mantle, Louis in a gray uniform, Jerome on a ship, Lucien abstractedly dreaming under a tree. By a tragical antithesis tho bust of the King of Homo faces tho mask of Napoleon (lead, and the contrast between these silent witnesses of a distant past is painfully ac coutud by tho busy, cheerful hum of the bright adjoining thoroughfare. IN TI11C CITIES or TIIK ISLAND. As long us the traveler lingers in tho cities—Ajaecio, the capital, Bastia, the chief seaport, Vizzavono and Corto—ho finds a vague resemblance with all Italian towns, and a flavor of a comparatively modern and general civilization, with neatly the same customs and forms of com.. inereo and life; but it is when ho penetrates into tho heart of tilt-country that ho bo comes haunted by tho memories of old tra- ,,ditions—tho legends of the Evil Eye, of the devil and supernatural phantoms which seom to havo loft their impression on the rugged, distorted trees, the misshapen rocks, the tortuous, rushing streams, and tho somber mountain defiles. The western coast, jagged, serrated and wild, is the most plcturesijue, and at the same time far the healthiest, livery village and hamlet has a history or a link With a dead past; Uardelica, with its statue of Sampioro. Calvi, tho ancient Genoese city, Cargeso, once a Greek colony aud retain Ing the bustard dialect and religious rites of Greece, Aleria, destroyed by Scipio, rebuilt by Scylla and recalling its Phocean origin. Every civilization has marked with its nassage this curious little island; its soil has been trodden successively by the Vandals, tho Byzantines, tho Lombards, the Saracens and tho Genoese, and not the least singular characteristic of the small nation is that it has gradually assimilated its conquerors without losing the distinctive traits of its race; not satisfied with having given birth to Napoleon, it claims as its child Christopher Columbus.—Cor New York Sun. DIXEY'S SELF RAISING NOSE. the Remarkable Outcome of Vslng Flour Instead of Putty In Malting Up. I It is doubtful whether the annals of the American stage have anything more ludicrous than an accident which befell Actor Henry Dixey on his California tour. Ho Was playing "The Seven Ages" at Los Angeles to standing room only. In his inakeup as the Judge in the fourth act Dixey wears an artificial nose—a huge Roman nasal appendage of putty colored with termilion and ocher. i Upon the occasion referred to the play Bade a big hit, and the flrst three acts were presented with all the regularity and smoothness of clockwork. At this point; however, Dixey made the discovery that I tho property man bad neglected to provide putty for that rubicund jndicial nose.' Hastily summoning a call boy Dixey sent trim out to procure the missing article. It • was nearly time for the curtain when tho ! youngster reappeared and reported, "I' «an't get no putty nowhere." Then' Dixey i gave an Impromptu war dance which would have made him Instantly famous had bo been before an audience, and seizing the i boy shouted: "Quick nowl Get me some 1 flour! Quick! Bun to a groceryl Run ! •very inch of the way going and coming!" Scared by the rather warlike demonstrations of Adonis the youngster lost no time In getting tho much desired flour. Dixey hastily mixed tho flour with n little water, kneaded it into dough, fashioned it into the semblance of his putty noseand painted It as usual. Tho result was eminently satisfactory; the dough was lighter than putty and tnoro adhesive, while there was ' no difference in appearance. ' After a short wait the curtain was rung ' up and tho fourth act proceeded. It was a warm night, and tho heat from the gas footlights was quite oppressive. By tho timo Dixey had finished tho celebrated NAUTICAL APPRENTICES. Plenty of Good Material for Seamen, bnt System Is NcccMary. "Although seamen's wages and food were never better than they are at present, our youngsters do not take kindly to the sea, and most of those who do go, after a voyage or two, leave it in disgust," said Captain Duncan McClean. "The restraint of discipline is irksome and often offensive. Young America is too accustomed to having his own way ashore to bend to the way of another afloat. "Every ship must be a despotism, and no matter how kindly it may be administered, the young, who have imbibed the Idea that 'Jack is as good a% his master,' do not relish the idea of inferioritv, Tho work at sea is not hard—not near as hard «s most mechanical labor—and if iLsailor is economical he can save more money than he could as a mechanic. "A single man in our coasting trade can save at least $230 a year. An able seaman in tho navy can do even better than this, and have a 'good time,' for the work is not hard, and even if taken sick he does not lose any pay, but has the best of medical attendance free. "Most of our deep water business is in the California and European grain trade. Our East India and China trade is carried on by British steamers.-manned of course by British seamen, who must follow the sea or starve, for they have no other occupation. On tho other hand, most American seamen are 'jacks of all trades,' and if one thing fails, they can turn their hand to another. "Our merchant shipowners, as n rule, do not wish to be bothered with the the unwonted heat. This combination of circumstances had a most wonderful effect' npou tho comedian's artificial nose. The' members of the company wore thunder- I struck to observe that the most prominent' feature of tho judge's physiognomy was growing, and growing very rapidly too. ' within three minutes from tho beginning of tho net that wonderful nose had doubled in sizo and was still growing with a persistence which threatened soon to eclipse the other facial features. The orchestra noticed tho phenomenon and every player stared at it in astonishment. Then the audience observed tho change in the Judge's appearance and wondered how it was produced and what It had to do with the play. But matters steadily grew worse, and finally the actor was obliged to skip lightly from the stage to take heroic measures for reducing Uio mysterious r.mi inexplicable swelling of his noso. About two- thirds of it was left in tho dressing room this time, but tho fractional proboscis continued its dilating tactics, and when the act closed tho judge's noso was still much larger than usual. When tho curtain was rung down tho members of tho company made a rush for , Dixey's dressing room to find out what was the matter. There they found Dixoy j standing in the middle of tho floor, witli ' his erratic noso in 0110 hand and legs,' leave tho sea. "To man our navy wo must enlarge our apprenticeship system, for wo cannot rely on tho mercantile marine in tlrno of A »OTHER'3 LESSON. iftetythlh({ h'ad gone wrong that dajr, And my temper was sorely fretted. And sharply I spoke to my little boy, Who was used to being petted. I told him to go by himself and play, And with questions not to trouble. For he Was a little hindering thing And made my cares just double. He attired In surprise, then turned away, With hte cnrl crowned head bent lowly. His winsome face had a grieving look, And his little feet went slowly. I turned again to my vexing work, And the room seemed very quiet, But after all I was ill at ease And longed for my baby's riot. I turned to call him, when something weii' . By the window with sudden flashing. I heard hoarse shouts and hurrying feet. And a sound of something crashing. I sprang to tho door; men were lifting up A child, all limp and quiet, From the ground where the trampling hoofs had been. In an instant I was by it. Kneeling there In the dusty street, Eager and mint and fearful, Whilo a pitying crowd came surging round, Horror stricken and tearful. But, ahl 'twas another mother's heart That was broken that summer morning, Who saw tho light of her life go out With never a word of warning. But where was my boy? Why, In grandma's room (And tho room scorned full of glory), Curled hi her lap, with her arms clasped round, And listening to a story. I havo learned my lesson, and now I deem It my greatest boon and plcasurd To livo for my "Httlo hindering thing" Lest I merit heart breaking leisure. —Lillian Qroy in Housewife. THE WIDOW SMITH. People Who Mark Books. The man or woman who marks passages In books with a lead pencil, not in the way of study, but merely because the passages so marked favorably or unfavorably impress his or her mind, is clearly a case of arrested development. Feeble, badly- trained boys sometimes have this habit, and it is a common one ivit.h sentimental girls. Writers and students "working up" a subject or ''cramming" for some special purpose, sometimes fall into this r*>iins, Practical joker. Perkins, practical joker.«is again In the City This time he perpetrated a new vet- Mon of an old joke upon \<\> victim It Was evening, and Perkins, with a friend, was walking on the Bowery Suddenly they came upon a peanut nicrchuut of the Italian persuasion. Perkins n-a.* instantly the father of an idea. "I say. George," hi- s.-:i 1 to his friend, "I'll bet a cigar 1 can m.-ikr that fellow so angry within three minutes that he won't know whether he'.* afoot or on horseback. the the In a very short time our navy will bo manned by men who have been trained in our schoolships, and who regard the navy as their homo for lite. 1 "The men em ployed in our coasting trade a Careful Study of Brooklyn's City lilroctory Koveals About Her. The Widow Smith is a most interesting Individual. Sho is young and old, placid and irritable, rich and poor, lean and fat, tall and short, dark and light, beautiful and plain, blessed with many children, destitute of any, a devout church member, a non-churchgoer, devoted to bread making special purpose, sometimes fall into tnis . * uu "' ''V habit, but it is a lazy and altogether repre- ! And ' won l use "".y profanity or call him hensible one. It is a better plan to make , hard names, either notes, and no thoroughly sound and diligent student will disfigure a book, even if he owns it. When the book belongs to a public library no honest person will put his own personal mark on its pages. Yet the volumes one gets from even so well managed an institution as the Mercantile library of this city are frequently disfigured. Current fiction generally es- . capes, but volumes of poetry, essays and biography are often pencil marked, to the distress of the sensitive reader. A volume I of the flrst series of Matthew Arnold's I "Essays in Criticism," for instance, contains marginal notes, evidently written not by a lazy boy or by a silly girl, but by some devout Romanist or Calvanist who objects to the teachings of Spinoza and some other writers therein treated of. Every possible precaution is taken in the great public libraries to protect their property, but the fools know no law.—New York Times. oye n our coasng trade non-cnurcngoer, devoted are steady and hardy, and most of them ' and unable to cook at all. She is fond of have families, the responsibility of which | dress, and she takes no heed of her clothes keeps them on their good behavior. Many j She is gay and sad at once, sick and well, How Philadelphia Ig Numbered. Philadelphia is n model in regard to its street numbers, and its regularity enabled its houses to be numbered in so instructive a way that tho plan has been copied in many other cities of tho Union. When, for example, one walks up Walnut street, he finds the flrst door above Ninth street to bear No. 001. This although tho next house below it, across Ninth, is, let us say, 840, The plan does not tell how many doors there are in the street, but it does something much better; it shows in the hundreds figure or figures of the num. bor in what particular block a door is to be found. If a tailor advertises coats at 1,013 Walnut street, or any street parallel with it, wo know his door to be tho seventh above Tenth street. Tenth street itself, and all . «... BUUU •^wiiM.riUL. iU.C*U < y , ~ O—J «•-••* ULWU. »w vtiv/^| 01WJX U.UU. \VCll, of our fishermen, who in n very short time tired and overflowing with buoyant spirits makoexccllontsailors, belong to theBritisli wise in the learning of the ancients and = -•«" s •" "uc B auio ul provinces of North America and become I unable to write her name. She cherishes ' recti °". conform to the system, and begin citizens and settle among us. j the most contradictory hopes, fears, preju- a new block with a new hundred for a Wo have plenty of good material out of dices, beliefs, opinions, loves, hates, ten- wnich to make seamen; all wo require is to j dencics. She has a passion for candy and systematize it. Tho more schoolships wo. pickles, tragedy and comedy, Booth's can havo the better. , Hamlet and Hoyt's "Tin Soldier" ^'When the advantage of asoafaring life is] The Wido'.v Smith lives in Brooklyn. , . His mischief loving friend accepted challenge, and Perkius approached stand. "Gimme a pint of peauuts," he said to the merchant. He received and paid for them. "These are stale nuts," lie exclaimed after munching one. "Here, take 'em back. I don't want to be swindled in any such fashion as this." "Fresha peanutta," protested the Italian. "Rosta him halfa the hour." "See here, sir, you are trying to swindle me and you know it, you miserable inter- 1 jection!" roared in Perkins, with well feigned wrath. I Tho Italian looked at his tormentor in ' dismay. He had never had such an epithet j applied to him before, and he was at a loss j to know how to proceed. So he kept silent and stared hard at Perkins. "Oh, you brazen old preposition, you adverb, you participle, you conglomera tion of etymology, syntax and prosody. No wonder you can't talk when you are brought face to face with such a crime as this. What do you mean anyway, you extraneous old adjective?" And Perkius scowled at the unhappy merchant so fiercely that his eyes dropped under the jiare. "Yes, you know you ard guilty, you common noun, aud I have a notion to have you arrested." . Gradually the Italian hat) become angry, so angry that he evidently did not dare trust himself to talk, but at the suggestion of arrest and imprisonment he grew frightened. Ho offered to take back the peanuts and refund the money, but Perkins refused to give them up "No," he said savagely, "I will keep the peanutta and uso it as evidence, you cowering, cringing verb!" and he walked j.em;n screec. U'entn street itself, and all Cllu e' ^"USI»K vurur ami ne waiiced tho thoroughfares running in the same di-j awnyctluokli "S to llimself at the success rection, conform to the system, and becin ' thut bad attendc d his joke. And still Per- tuu iiiivo me oecter. , Hamlob and Hoyt's "Tin Soldier." BBC irom one place to another. "When the advantage of asoafaring life is The Wido'.v Smith lives in Brooklyn. In hotels and largo office buildings a better understood there will bo no difficulty Brooklyn is indeed tho paradise of widows. ' somewhat similar plan is adopted, greatly In procuring an ample supply of poor, It would bo an interesting subject for in-' to tlle aid of Kuests and callers. Room 417 healthy boys to train for it. The flogging , vestigation why the City of Churches ' for example, will be found on tho fourth and starving of other days have ceased, should be so fatal, apparently, to married 1 floor; immediately beneath it will be 317 number. This makes it not only very easy to find one's way about the city, but also ' to tell in advance how long it will take to get from one place to another. In hotels and largo office buildings a somewhat similar plan is adopted, greatly and starving of other days have ceased, should be so fatal, apparently, to married afloat, and if men or boys will discharge men. Or is it that its quieter streets form their duty faithfully they will find life at calm eddies in the rushing currents of scu, pleasant and profitable. i metropolitan life unto which those shin- Most of tho talk about tho hardships of ' ' " ' ' - life at sea is nonsense. Many an able' mechanic suffers more hardship and privation looking for work than a seaman endures in a whole life. Tho cowardly fear of being drowned ought never be permitted to enter the mind. Besides, drowning is the easiest death a man can die. "A boy who has no hi, aloud to himself the printed directions on the can: "Self Raising Flour—Requires no yeast or leaven. Mix with a little cold water and sot in a warm place fora few minutes, when tho dough will bo ready for baking."—Chicago Mail. Ming Aleott us Author and Woman. ' Miss Josephine Lazarus publishes in The Century a thoughtful sketch of tho career of Louisa May Aleott, thephildron'sautlior, from which wo quote these paragraphs: Strangely enough, in her works, which arotho counterpart of her life, her defect becomes a merit, and accounts for their phenomenal success, What was it in Miss Allcott's books that surprised and delighted tho children of a score of years ago, and that still holds its charm for tho childhood of today? Was it a now world that she discovered—a fairyland of imagination am 1 romance, peopled by heroes and enchanted beings? Far from it. It was the literal homespun, child's world of today; tho Common air and skies, tho common life of every Now England boy and girl, such as she knew it; tho daily joys and cares, the games and romps and jolly companions- all the actuality and detail of familiar aud accustomed things which children lovo. For children aro born realists, who do- light in the marvelous simply because for them tho marvelous is uo'less real than the commonplace, and is accepted just as unconditionally. Miss Aleott met tho children on their own plane, gravely discussed their problems, and adopted their point of view, drawing in nowise upon her invention or imagination, but upon tho facts of her own memory and experience. Whether or not the picture, so true to tho life as sho had lived it, will remain true aud vital for all times cannot now bo determined. For the literature of children, no less than for our own, a higher gift may bo needed; more finish and loss of tho "rough and ready"'of everyday habit and tor than enter tho navy and never leave it. In old ago ho will havo a pension, and in ' the event of accident will be taken care of liberal ly. i "A law might bo passed for tho encouragement of tho ambitious to present themselves for examination for offlcfjrs at cer- i tain periods, but it is well known that the navy must train its own officers, for much of their education at present is scientific and unknown to merchant officers. The old yarn that most of wrecked of hope steer their shattered barks for sheltered sailing on narrower waters, or for peaceful anchorage, awaiting tho final dissolution? Brooklyn is an immense harbor full of sucb disabled vessels. Some of these barks bend new sails to their masts, aud muke brave shift against tho winds and tides. Brooklyn widows are found, to drop tho metaphor, earning their bread at dressmaking, millinery aud minor arts and crafts of a thousand descriptions. They keep candy and stationery stores, they sell hardware, two of them are undertakers and one runs a fish market. They peddle milk and fruit and butter about the streets, they preserve fruits . immediately on the third floor, and over it 517 on the fifth.—Youth's Companion. A Hard Customer to Sell. Two drummers were relating tho experiences of their last trip. Said one: "I ran across a country storekeeper in tho southern part of this state that broke all records. j He is a hard customer, and no one can sell to him but one man. When I got in his town the other day I made up my mind I'd give him a line of goods—make him a present of them, mind you, just for the kins is at largo. i joke -New York Herald. Reasons Why Itlun May Not Ply. . Professor flaxen, of the signal office, says there are insurmountable' obstacles to perfecting a flying machine Professor Hazen states the main obstacles thus: First—It is impossible to use the food which the bird uses to develop power by any contrivance which can ever be invented that will give one tithe of the effect that the bird gets. That is to say, while possibly a spring or other application of force, by using up an enormous amount of energy in a very short time, might momentarily imitate a bird, yet the motive power in such case would be rapidly used up. / Second—It is impossible, by tho most' delicate mechanism and most perfect Wings, to equal the perfection and adaptability of the bird in its own element. Third—There is a limit of weight beyond which it is impossible for a bird to fly. It is probable that the ostrich had the power yarn that most of our officers were »*,.- . L . „„„„,.„ trained in tho merchant service before they ' ago. Her masculine successor, who tried entered the navy will not apply in this age to improve upon her methods on tho same of dynamite, electricity and steam. "—Bos- """ ' ' ton Herald. and experiment with homo bakeries. They : snen wueu tie got ready pay for them He engage in largo ventures once-in a while. I wanted to think of it. That was enouch One of them carried on for years an im-' to stun a fellow, but I let it go at that and portaut dry goods business, and retired I called in the afternoon with an ample fortune a couple of seasons " "" ' satisfaction of selling them in his store I IE L p , rob!lble that the ostrich had the powei Well, I laid out some samples and cove him ' • g ln Uges gone by> but wben ita en a fair price. He hesitated and I lowered ! v "'°, ument became such that it did no'l the figures. Presently'I told him that he ' necd , lts WID 2 S to esca P e from its enemies, could have them at his own price and nav I !? r w gan to grow lttr ser from any in thirty, sixty, ninety days op ' f nvonu S circumstances, it used its wings i. I told him to take the goods s ', lud less> so that now jt is entirely in- u he got ready pav for them" Hn oa P a ' )le of flight. It is probable that the site, became bankrupt with astonishing promptitude. It is a widow who runs, I over a masculine name, a well known' men's clothing store, j Tho Widow Smith—who though lost in for them J "lllS. & utsiu U11J1 uu UU1S.U LllO KOOC1S \ on'' then when he got ready pay for them Ho oa P able of fll 8 ht - r ' is probable that" the ""' - ~- condor, weighing fifty pounds, and with a spread of wings of fourteen feet, is very near the limit of weight. We may conclude then that we can never equal a bird and hence that a self raising, self supporting and self propelling flying machine cannot possibly be built to carry a man.—Indianapolis Journal. 'Made up your mind?' I asked. " 'Not exactly,' he answered slowly. 'You will let me have them at my own price, and pay for them when I get ready?' " 'That's tho proposition.' " 'Is that the best you can do?' he drawled out. Well, I wouldn't tell this to the firm, but I slammed the door in his to cherish such a variety of tastes and ex- j hibit such inconsistencies of character because there are 108 of her, without count- Herald. •Pour Elements in Rollgloug Success. Four remarkable elements of its Rtrnnt- 1 i 11/1 ..vjiiuo VJA 11,3 »biuou-i ^..~ ,,i u ^.,, wujiuu—VYUU uuuu^u lose in vutsuiiii, uut i siammed tne doo tliLucros, w ,M^i' ea Qi t0 ^- A pidit l° f e enenilitles must not »e forgotten-is able face and ran down the street."- tno success which the Salvation Army has *••" nimi-isii anr.ii ,, <..,,.,•„(•„ „* <...„<.„.. :._j _._ ur a ^,,i^ attained. First—The use which it has made of the energy and devotion of women. j ing tho young widows Smith who live Second-1 ho immediate uso to which the, at home with their parents and so are un- Savution Army puts its converts. It rec- . known to tho directory, and without mak- ognizcd the great and nation regenerating ing reckoning either of the Smyth, Smythe truth that every Christian should bo God's . Smitt, Suiits, Smidh, Smoltz, Smid Smet missionary Many of the wavering might Scbmite, Schmitte Schmitt Schmits have been lost forever if they had not been Schmit, Schmidts, Schmidt and Schmid trom tlio first taught and encouraged to widows, who form of themselves "a lare come out of their evil surroundings, and and influential element iu tho community Sth th£ f ° ft Wlth G ° d nnd " JS illteresti "« to note tho names borne W !P I . tl ° W ,° lk ,°. f S° od - °y tl« Widows Smith. Thirty of her aro ,,,n,;! iT, « K ," le ! lt0 F im Afcover y known as Mary Smith, thirteen as Cath- meetingof the Salvation Army there is a erlno, twelve as Elizabeth, ten as Sarah collection. Giving ,s usually declared to six as Eliza, five each as Ann, Annie Marbo abhorrent to the steady going Christian. " ^ " "" - ""•' lunl Tho offertory is supposed to frighten away The Invention of Pelted Cloths. An illustration of the intimacy of the most modern and most ancient of civilizations is found in the fact that it was left for an American citizen to first successfully essay the mechanical fabrication of felted cloths. Thomas Robinson Williams of South Kingston, R. I., invented the process of making felted cloths of commercial euco; above all, perhaps, a larger general ization aud suggestion, and tho touch of things uiisuonus well as things familiar. But whatever tho fate of her books, Miss Aleott deserves tho uiclio sho has won, and the monument built for her iu tho record of a life which is a protest against tho doubts of tho ago—the IVar that duty may have lost its sway and character its foundation, and that happiness is tho solo meas- nround rule of living. congregations from churches. Tho Salvationists have bettor understood human nature and better exemplified tho spirit of tho early converts. They havo confidently made their mis sious self supporting, and have" wisely ._..„.. , taught that acts of worship aro most fit- exist- tingly connected with works of self denial * nil...i.;..i. ,11 A species of porous term cottu tiling is rapidly coming into uso. Sixty thousand dollars' worth of it was recently put into one building in New York city Experts say, however, that as far us tiro- proof floors tire concerned alternate layers of plank und cement form the impenetrable of constructions. Suspicious People. People who suspect everybody aro very unhappy, and we know of no remedy for their discomfort except self iui|mivniuent, Lot them root out of themselves whatever vicious propensity they suppose to have its counterpart in tho breasts of all mankind and their opinions of their fellow men will at once change for the better. People who havo no faith in their kind aro dangerous persons to deal with. Taking it for granted that everybody with Whom they come in business' contact is bont on overreaching them, their object is to spike the enemy's artillery by being the first to overreach. Candor is lost upon them; they consider it refined hypocrisy. Favors they look upon as cunningly devised lures, intended to lead thorn into a trap, and while receiving thorn willingly, chuckle inwardly at tho thought that they are old birds and cannot be caught by any such devices. Nobody will lose anything by avoiding such people.—New York Lodger. Hon. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., who was for six years president of the Union .^ucille railroad, is a graduate of Harvard »nd a thorough Bostoniau. Ho has a delightful home on Commonwealth avenue, but lives at Quiucy, his birthplace, during th* summer. Having served his country wit\h distinction during the war ho began tho vjtmly of railroad law, and met with Wucii success in, ita practice iu later years, That is how this sect of yesterday, started by a discredited Methodist, has succeeded in raising a revenue of some £SOO,OOOa year. But, after all, the chief secret of tho growth of tho army has lain in tho self sacrifice—a self sacrifice not short of heroism—which it has evoked in hundreds of its votaries.—Archdeacon Farrar in Harper's. Decay of tho Spanish Don. In a general discussion of tho times in California Mi'. Buck, alluding to tho suift- lessness of the Spanish population, said: "It is interesting to note tho progress in a retrograde direction of a Spanish grandee who became possessed of lands and cattle. For instance, when 1 came to Saliua county the groat don who owned nearly everything was Don Penu, pronounced 'Penya,' Today ho is tho same proud old don, but tho glory of his hidalgo has departed, also nearly all of his possessions. "Ho may before long become a creature dependent upon charity. It was a case of selling this bit of land and that, etc., until everything has vanished. The Spanish can make additions to their capital only through a fortunate year with cattle. All other methods attempted by thorn are signal failures. It won't bo so very long before the last of tho dons departs, leaving nothing but the prospect of a career of toil before his progeny."—Chicago Herald. Good For Ills Husiness. " Twenty dollars is rather high for a mite of a room like this," said the doctor. " Yes, it seems so," said the landlady; " but then you must remember that the house is very unhealthy, and that there are most always two or three sick people iu it."-Kpoch. Mr. Goscben, the English statesman, is a man of sleuder physique, stoop shouldered and pule. Ho is painfully nearsighted, and can read a letter only when it is brought to the end of his large nose, ' , .. . , garet and Susan. There are four Bridgets, three Emilys, three Louisas, three Helens, three Marias and two each who are called Abbie, Alice, Amelia, Anna, Anne, Caroline, Carrie, Ellen Emeline, Josephine, Julia, Martha, Minnie, Rebecca and Rose. There is only one Widow Adolia, Adeline, Annette, Barbara, Charlotte, Chary, Christiana, Deborah, Delia, Dora, Ella, Harriett, Harriette, Huttie, Kate, Laura, Lettie, Lizzie, Lucretia, Lydia, Margarette, Marie, Rosanna, Selina, Jane, Sinia, Sophy, Veronika, Susanna and Wilda Smith. —New York Recorder. Filling a Particular Order. It was in the dog days, so, ordering dinner, he made it a special stipulation that one dish should be an ice pudding. The ^"••' «• "»""UK leicea ciotns or commercial waiter answered, "Yes, .sir." and disap- j length, and patented it May S3, 1830 Since peared. In duo course the dinner disan- tbat tinv folts have appeared in innumpra yeared also, at least as far as the roasts and ^ forms, as printed and embossed Sano . entrees wore concerned. "Now," said the "loths, ladies' skirts, floor coverines often a large | host, as he wiped the perspiration from his with highly artistic designs matfrial for - - •• brow, "bring in the ice pudding." The r °°?* and protectors against weather waiter vanished, and presently returned, P inn ° hammers, shoe linings, etc It is dif- beanng triumphantly a noble plum pud- Hcult to imagine any department of indus- ding, surrounded by a sea of blazing sauce. I ^7 in which wool, in its felted form does Why, what u this?" asked the dismayed i not somewhere play its part. Thus we master of the feast. "Do you want to burn i hive taken the simple discovery of <T us all up?" "Well, sir," was the ag- tiquity and made it among the chief to grieved reply, "you asked for a nice pud- "* "-'* ding, and this is the nicest pudding we could make."—London Truth. Btrumentalities of civilization.—s7 N D .North in Popular Science Monthly. A Moat Chopper. A meat chopper for domestic use is distinguished by the fact that the meat ia cut by an action like that of a pair of scissors and is not torn apart; neither is it ground into a greasy pulp, The forcing screw feeds the meat up to a knife with eight radical blades, revolving between a fixed two bladed knife and a cutting plate of novel construction. The plate has a number of grooves converging toward a central aperture, tho ribs between the grooves having sharp cutting edges. The work is well and rapidly done. A medium sized machino will produce four pounds oj filled sausages per minute.—New York Telegram. The Plun Works Well. A sensible man, wise in his generation and beyond b is kind, has admitted that the only way for a man to save money is to give it all to his wife and let her manage it for him. Women—and when one says women he does not mean butterflies—have a horror of debt, and will manage to live inside their income be it ever so limited. This Utopian man adds farther that he has, since he made his wife master of the exchequer, no unexpected bills coming in at unseasonable and embarrassing times, but everything is done on a cash basis, and something is being laid np for the future. New York Sun. The Poor Ueutheu. _A good Austin father gave his son a, ™ nickel and seut him to church, and after he ' Fla " came home asked him what the text was. tie said he did not know. "Did you forget everything?" asked the When decanters and carafes become so discolored inside that shot or fine coals will not cleanse them, fill the bottle with finely chopped potato skins, cork tightly and let the bottle stand for three days, when the skins will ferment. Tuwv out and rinse. The bottle will be as britfht and clean a* B'Wn >i#«v - T. ^o, said the boy, carefully, "I remembered not to put tho nickel on the plate " "Why, you heathen!" "If I'm a heathen it's all right. I know for once that the poor heathen got the nickel that was intended for him. I bought some cakes with that nickel."—Texas Sift- lugs. Ait lllslrlonlo Episode. Angelina Hamfatte—And what is my part? Manager—You aro to bo in the clutches of the devil's imp, and to steal the fairy's jewels. Angelina Hamfatte—Is that all? Manager—No. If you take too long putting on your 4-ounce costume, and endeavor to steal the diamonds after the fairy awakes, you will be delegated to hold the moon on a stick at the back of the flat —Jewelers' Circular. As Many Children as She Is Yours Old. Mr. A. M. Thomas, who lives just across the Georgia state line, in Gadsden county, Fla., is thirty-five years old and is the father of .thirty-two children, all of whom aro alive. Mr. Thomas' wife is three years younger than himself. Fifteen years ago they wore married. Twenty months later they found themselves the parents of four bright and beautiful children. With almost unvarying regularity ever since the family has been increased by the addition -,. —, ~~"*^u*uit;o \ji uri unstg. the number has reached thirty-two Mr. Thomas and his wife are a thriftv happy and contented couple, and their thirty and two little ones areasflneaset of children as one may often see.-New York Commercial Advertiser. Embarrassing. Algernon—I've a widdle for you, Miss Miwauda. Why are childwen like tooth bwushes? Miranda-I don't know. Why are they? Algernon—Because evewybody pwefers his own. See? Miranda (frigidly)-No, I don't see. Not having any children Algernon (stammeringly)—Oh, of course not, but you —you-you have a tooth bwush, you know.—Kate Field's Washington. e The Septuagint was the version of the Old Testament translated into Greek in the Second century B. O.j the New Testament books were written in- Hellenistic Greek, and both texts were subsequently translated into Latin. The Latin version as revised by Jerome, is called the Vulgate' and was the authorized version of the Christian churches for more than twelve centuries.—Chambers' Journal. An Opinion of Mrs. Ollphaut. The London Queen thinks that Mrs. Oil- phant w "the most feminine of women writers," and when sho talks about Burns In her new book on Edinburgh it finds "a miserab e Mrs. Grundyism" in the remark that a foolish and almost vulgar flirtation produced one of the most impassioned and exqmsite songs of love and despair which has ever been written inanylan- f ° nd kiss ' and then we sever.' » foolishness and vulgarity, The Oneen more than hints, belong J the womaS writer who objects to the flirtation rather than to the flirtation that gave the sing! So are there always two points of view. Two Factory Inspectors. Mrs. Charles G. Ames, of Boston, one oj RusseTlVr? 11 a .PP° inte <l ^ G°vemo Kus.sell as factory inspectors, has made a study of organized charity for year! She worked in the hospitals durinTthe war fn d f H r ^f nuu *I»B° to the present p£ tor of the Church of the Disciples in Boston was made president of the Children's Aid society. Living then in Pennsy Sa " 1Uch mUls.-Exchange

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