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Algona, Iowa
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A SPANISH SONd Glre the Kim I Gave to Th«*. "Tig my mother's step I heftr; Quick, oh, quickly give to m*-*- Busto, It is her step I bear— Giro the kiss 1 gavo to tbeo. • < j >43h6 doth fret toe Wight and clay; * 5 ''Klwes, prithee,' 1 she doth fiayj '-.:, "Never maid should give away, Never maid her love betray I" {Jive, oh, quickly give to me— :. Give the kiss I gftre to tbee. "Have you kissed ft mnn?" she'll Bay, And I'll nnswer nay and nay; Give, oh, quickly give to me — Give the kiss I gave to thco. —Century. ,. A. LIFE'S SACRIFICE. At sunset In tho month of October, A young man, with a face, and ragged boots, with oloi.ii es covered with the . dust Of tho road and utterly empty ' pockets, paused at a lone stone gale and looked ticroHS a green lawn towards tho porch of a pretty cottage. In this porch sat ti lady in creamy white. At her side stood a boy of four years or taoro, dressed in a gay little costume of grey cloth, with crimson stockings and polo cap. Near them lay a great bull-dog chained to a post by tho door. .The man looked, hesitated, opened the ' fate, and entered. "Madam, I only wanted to ask you If you would bo kind enough to give ine something 1 to oat. I am really Tory hungry. I am walking to Sheffield to get work, and I have used up •very farthing I had. It would be a great kindness if you could let me have a little food." The lady rose. "Go away!" she orled, briskly. "Wo allow no tramps hero. Tho dog is dangerous. Come one step nearer and I shall unfasten him. Go away!" Such a pretty, fairy-like little wo- Bian; had she no charity in her soulP It wns strange to hoar her. ' Tho little boy, too, in his artistic ' dress, ran down tho stops, picked a pebble from tho path, and threw it With all his baby nrght toward the Bonn at the gate. And tho great bulldog growled and strained his chain In I B way to prove that ho dcjsorvod tho ' character given to him. Tho lady had '' advanced to tho dog, and stood ready ' to unfasten tho chain. ! "I glvo you two minutes!" she said, ' m ° 9t sorolv tllat he In her high, sweet young voice. "Wo ' 8trcn 8' th make short work with tramps hero." The man answered nothing. He merely turned and hurried out of the ffato, and as ho went he muttered Jurses, not loud, but deep. It was under his broath that ho paid: "May you need help and got none," 1 'What a Christma* cafd that' would make if we could only get It Just as it looks against the sunset!" Another pair of eyes saw the picture also. The man who had begged for bread and received. a stone. He was making his way wearily along toward the railway. . He might make his destination; he might hot. ' No one should call him tramp again. He was weak with hunger already, but he took his oath to that. Ahii as he swore this Mr?. Howard's carriage rolled past him. covering him with dust from its red wheels. ''nrnrltsfl-on-the-Hill has a Ions' carriage drive to the railway station. There is one spot which is very picturesque and beautiful. It is where tho. carriage road crosses a cut through which the railway rung between nut! ural stone walls. The trains cannot be seen by drivers because of the tall rodks and great trees, until they are just across the aperture. Everyone is cautious ; here.' Mrs. Howard particularly? so/ She drove BO slowly,down the .hill that the man she called a tramp outwalked her. The shriek of the coming" twin was a fearful one—a warning- note d^sir- ablo in a region where old residents 'quietly drove their slow learns before rushing express trains evefy day. and Ifhero an "accident to "our feteomed 'neighbor ,Sp-and-So" was one of -the | regular items of the newspaper in consequence. But Mrs. Howard's horse bethought himself to bo terribly alarmed at, the • sound, and with a plungo and a cry as I alarming in Itself as that uttered by i the iron monstnr In tho cut, tho animal started off at full speed. 1 Tho man who watched him know | that ho would reach the track just in I timo'to drag the wagon before the en' glne. He saw the woman holding her child fast and clinging to the light rail which surrounded tho seat. They needed help, and suddenly the demon in his soul fled from it. The angel of pity took its place, and he stood fit for Hoaven. They needed help, and he would give It—what help he could. It might be of avail. "Heaven grant it may 1" he prayed; and he sprang forward. He was In time. He seized tho mad's bridle. He held it, feeling had not his usual "Jump while you can!" he shouted. "I cannot hold the creature long!" Mrs. Howard obeyed. Her foot was light, her action swift, or she had not succeeded. As it was, she tottered and fell as she touched .the grpimd. and got to her feet giddy and faint, tT */ «« -,^-v.* +,vijj LVIII.L ££,UU IIUIJ^?, I- A t 1 Tl he snid with nn ontb. "May you need rbut hok1in 8' he r child's warm little it, as I do this night;" but he meant it •''every word. Then ho sat down and buried his face in his hands. "A tramp!" he repealed. "Heaven knows ' I told her.the truth and she called mo a tramp. And this is a ; Christian country, and that woman calls herself » Christian lady, no doubt." From the kitchen of tho house the wind blow tho appetizing- smell of coffee to the hungry man; and tho odor .of some dainty hot cake came with it. A cup of that coffee and a crust of dry broad would have helped him on ' his way with a lighter heart. He hud novor in his lifo begged bo- fore. Ho sworo he novor would again, if he starved on tho road. Ho had worked for, good wages since ho learned his trade. Ho likud to road, and had tho poetical' justice'of many a novel treasured in his heart Ho had always been to church and been respectable; -and ho had never foil it his duty to refuse a bog-gar what ho had to give. Ho had not saved for oxcollonl roa- ••ons—ho spent all ho had in keeping '8 plain little homo' comforlable for paronls who depended on him. Both were now dead. Then came the hard limes—tho shutting down of furnaces and closing- of mills, Ho had hoard of work in Sheffield, and was on his way there on foot Ills clothes \voro good when ho started, now they woro covered with dust, and his shoes had worn out. Ho h'ul Klopt often in barns, oaten up hie simJl capital, sold his portmanteau in imo town whoro a lodgingSindor a roof wasnooosHi.ry, and parted with all its contents at an old clothes shop. Ho had done everything lo keep from •skins- for help, and ho was still the ' respectable man ho had always consid-' •red him. The lady wont back to her parlor shuddering. Sho was quite alone in tho house, save for a little maid-servant, who shrieked and ran away in tho face of any clangor, such as a mouse in tho pantry, or mysterious noises iu the cellar; and Ihoro had boon one or Iwo tragedies in Iho neighborhood in which tho tramp proper had figured mosu ferociously, "if il really, was an honest poor- person," sho thought, "how cruel I have been!" Then sho recalled the fact thai tho man who murdorod tho two old ladies in Iho next villngo had said ho was a shoemaker out of work; and while Miss Lolly was dishing him some soup, and Miss Botty crossing tho room with a bowl of tea for him, ho had struck them down with a hatchet, aud gone off with their little silver, throe watches, some money, and poor Miss Lolly's engagement ring, novor taken from her finger since her lover died upon his bridal eve. Besides sho had promised her husband not to lei any idea of being good to the poor pul her into danger of death, or worse, at a tramps hands. Wilh all these excuses, Mrs. Howard, having u- Christian eoul under her fashionable boclieo was slill uneasy. Tho litllo maid was busy iu tho cot- tape kitchen. It was all bright and comfortable, and now sho must drive to tho Elation for her husband. Away thoy went, gay trap, frisky pony, pretty child and beautiful worn, an. making- such a pretty picture iq tho twilight that Mrs. Stone, tho artistic lady in the next house, called out w her husband, hand safe in hers. But whore was the carriage, where was the horse, where was the man who i had saved'-thoir lives—the man she would reward with full heaped hands as well ns with thanks and blessings— the man sho had turned hungry from her door, and had paid her ill-doing with such a deed as this—whoro was hoP The wliistle shrieked,' the cars backed, slowed, stopped; passengers alighted;'her husband was there. His arms were, about her, his pale face was covered with tears, as he sobbed,— "You aro not hurt, darling? It is a miracle!" But still her eyes strained themselves to see that shabby figure, dusty and mud-stained, but such a hero to I her now—only to say to him-. COLD. SILVER AND COPPER. Tlir Product of the trnited State* BrltluM Colnmbfit in 1S9O. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s report o previous metals produced in the Statei and Territories west of the Missouri river (including British Columbia) during 18SO shows in the aggregate: Gold, 182,166,918; silver, Gi', 980,881; Copper, $20,569,0./2; lead. $11,609,671: totol gross result, $127,16tj,4l0. The "commercial" value at which the several metals named have bee a estimated is: Silver. $L04 per ounce; copper, 14 cents per pound, and lead, ?•).;;() per cwt As in former reports, the company says that allowance must be made for probable variation from exact figures, by reason of constantly increasing facilities for transporting bullion, ores and base melals from the mines outsido of the express, and the difli- cully of getting entirely reliable data from private sources, Especially ia such tho case in the reports from Montana and Colorado. Statistics gathered in this way are liable lo be exaggerated; but, withjsome modifications on this account, made in there- port, the final general results reached, while only approximately correct may be accepted as the closest approximation possible under the circumstances. California heads the list as a gold- producing Stale and Colorado in silver. The tolal value of all the output by States is as follows: California, $11.761.114; Nevada.. >-.9, a 10,. 680; Oregon, $1,006,000; Washington, $27;.', 000; Alaska, $;(>i:,811- Idaho, .?!.••', 85M.6LO; Montana, $131,814,056; Utah, $12,25!), 175; C-lorado, $27,27,-), 447; New Mexico, £4, 68,. 885; Arizona, $7,51)7,8.19; Dakota *3,Oif.,6iJOj Texas, $249,423; Brilish Columbia, $361,555. Total, $127,160, 110. Tho yield for 1890, segregated, ia approximately its follows: Gold, 26.2J; silver, 4!!. ti); copper, Hi. 17; lead, 9.06. The increase in production has more than doubled in lhe Insl twenty years. In 1870 the value ' of tho product of the United States i west of the Missouri river was $52,- I 160,000, and in 1890 it reached §126,- j 804,8,V). which is the greatest year's ' output. Taking: in Brilish Columbia I and tho west coast of Mexico the I highest point was in 188:.», when it ' reached SM 27. U< 7. H.'jij. In tho same year the produolion of gold, silver and load reached its highest point while copper touched tho lop in 1890. The exports of silver during the past year to Japan, China, the Straits, etc.. have been as follow,: From London, §41,17;-.!, 144; from San Francisco, $6.800,865; total, $47,:i74,:.OJ, as agiiinst $:57,!.o4., J2 last year. Pounds sloriing- estimated at §4.84. In speaking- O f Mexico the' report Bays: ..'i'he returns from Mexico continue to show a steady forward movement, in full accord ' with the healthy,progress of mineral developments and mining interests in the United Slales. This result is owino- in great measure to the liberal and friendly policy of the federal government of Mexico, which has afforded enterprises of the kind every reason, able encouragement Tho prospects the fulure aro also very bright" Sedan, says (ialignani'sMessenger. he requested Count de Mercy Avgen- teau to burn tlie whole of his carriages. The only relic of his melancholy commission preserved at the chateau of Argenteau oh the Meitse is a panel bearing the imperial monogram. While detained at \\ ilhehii- shohe the captive monarch begged the cleverest woman of his court to come to him, and it was into her sympathetic ear that he poured out an advantageous peace with J russia after his army had been 'restored to him. Napoleon concluded by earnestly begging the Countess to convey a letter from him to the Prussian Crown Prince. Protected by a safe conduct from Bismarck and leaving her lady's maid behind her at Strasbiirg, she set out without a moment's delay on her solitary and perilous ,,ourney northward., She was compelled to pass one bight in an ambulan.'e wagon, where she was carefully looked after by a German nurse, who ultimately proved to be like herself, a Princess in disguise, Having- reached Versailles she introduced herself to the Crown Prince by reminding him of the very different circumstances with which they had once opened a ball at Wiesbaden. The future Emperor listened csour- ieously to her impassioned pleading-, nit replied that the best interests of and compliance with Napoleon's proposal, even if he'had been able to oblige her personally. She left his quarters almost brokenhearted, i IT IS A KILLING PACE. PORTV YEARS HENCE. ttt That Time Onr millionaire* Will B<i Billinnairca. Unless some great change takes plane in our financial or social system, the billionaire is certainly coming, . and at ( a rapid pace. True, a vast fortune does" not multiply by mere interest if kept at home, quite so rapidly as one of more moderate Size, on accounl of the difficulty of reinvesting stich enormous incomes at full rates of interest* But it is also true that in other respects large fortunes tend to increase much more rapidly than very small ones. Opportunities for large profits on Special transactions are presented to millionaires far more often than to others. Thev are more liable to gain by "the unearned increment." They can afford to pay for the yery best service, and they can and do se- ciire agents of great ability and integrity. Such agents can as easily make sale investments In the West at 8 per cent as in the East at 6 per cent Small capitalists must keep their money at home, because they cannoo watch over distant in- j vestments or afford to employ local i agents. These advantages more than compensate for the lower A BRAVE MOtHER. Ato Exhibition of the Maternal W As showing the force of maternal love among the lower animals, are few more pathetic incidents , balcony outside to ** Ot a countl>y .one evening on th« of his house. when he was surprised to notice 1 kangaroo lingering about, alternately approaching- and retiring- fro ,; the house,- as though half in doubt and fear what to do Ak length she approached the water- pails. and, taking a young one front her pouch, held it to the water drink. While her babe was satisfying Hi thirst the mother was quivering all over with excitement, for she wag only a few feet from the balcony on winch one of her ereat foes W M sitting, watching her. The little one having finished drinking, it was replaced in the pouch, and the old kangaroo started off at a rapid pace. .When the natural- timidity of th« kangaroo is taken into account be ^cognked what astonishing Often have to accept on home invest- Thoy Conduct JUuslness and Figure 'n Society at the Same Time. The Kussian baths of Now York have boon patronix.ed during tho last weok by a great number of pallid and wan looking young- men who arrive about o:;JO or 4 o'clock, take a plunge and a short rub and then faJl into a heavy sleep. They are waked at <,.45 in time to get home and dress for dihnur. They are the victims of dissipation, but not of drink. Thoir names aro familiar to readers of the society columns of the papers and thoy belong to the notable section of j men of fashion who are known as | dancing men. . The pace has been | very hot for them during the monlh so far. Society leaders have solved I upon the monlh of January for dune- I ing and there have been no less than ! thirty-two notable balls since New i Year's. Many of them masqueraded ! nndor the head of "small daiices," i but they wero balls nevertheless. | The strain upon tho dancing men was ' very heavy, as nearly all of them are i engaged in business down-town. ' Even such millionaire entertainers ! Thus we see that in the last twenty years, while rates of interest have been constantly declining In America, vast fortunes have increased more rapidly than ever before. Several non-speculative estates have increased five-fold in loss than forty years. Interest is now very low; but adding to interest the steady increment of city lands, an addition of at least 4 per cent per annum, at compound interest may be counted upon for these great estates. At that rate, a present forlune of $200,000,000 would become a billion ($1.000,000,000) in less than forty rears. Financial conditions remaining unchanged, the American billionaire might reasonably be looked for within that time and several billionaires might be expected within sixty years. _ ending to the slory that Iho oye witness was so affected by the scene that from that time forward he could never shoot a kan. garoo. for Tho total outpul from Ihis counlry, valued upon a mintage basis is- Gold, $1,100,000, and silver *4J '. 600,000. ' as August Belmont no longer nnior, and Kichard Mortimer, are found at their orlico in Wall street'at II o'clock every morning-. Their names flo-ure at all of the popular balls. It is impossible for them lo gel home to sleep from these entertain in outs before -i o'clock in lhe morning, but, like tho rest of the army of the employed, Ihey rise before 8. The strain of lhe season falls very heavily upon lhe men. The women sleep till long- after midday, so that they are easily enabled tu withstand the etl'eots of-the dancing season. "I know you aro not a tramp. Forgive me. Lot me. help you; lot mo pay a little of my great debt to you." Sho would never be happy in this world unless this was given her. So she stood, her head on her husband's shoulder, waiting until he should come. But the ly, toward one spot, where up from tho cut, come two men, bearing something- between thorn. ' 'He is d ead!" thoy said. ' -The horse threw him before tho engine."—Saturday livening Post BRUTES THATJ-GVE TOBACCO. Bears, Lions, Goats, aud Door Are Fond of tlic S<-<?uclivc Weed. ,.. Prof. Paul JLeyerheim. the celebrated animal painter, contributes to „ „ D . a . "symposium" in a German publioa. others gathered, slowly, silent- * Ion devote d to the tobacco trade the sird one spot, where u from | f ollowin ff interesting observations on love ™ ot the weod: "What I have observed about smoking is not very interesting, so far as my own use of the weed is concerned. But it m!;y interest you to learn what my models in the zoological gardens think about smoking. "There are, to beg-in with, the common brown bears. They are veritable tobacco enthusiasts Just blow tobacco smoke toward their cases and you \\ ill seu how they rush toward you, and with every si«-n of delight rub the back and the head against that portion of tho grating through which tho smoke passes. It is a vory amusing spectacle. "At one time 1 treated a sleeping lion to a largo pinch of snuff, which I introduced into his nostrils with the aid of a wooden mode ing-knife. His majesty arose, snoe/ed with great vehemence, and then lay down -jgain to continue his sleep, apparently rather pleased by tho interruption. PRINCIPLES OF COLOR. About Harmony und Contrast, Discord and lilt-tiding. Color is something about which most women would be boiler off if thoy know more. A recent writer upon tho topic says any two shades'of one color will always blend and bo in harmony. Any two or moro colors thai will blond and not create a new color aro blending- colors and aro in in harmony. Any two colors that create a how color are in discord. Contrasting colors are any two colors sot side by sido that will steal the hues from each other. Colors that create a new color at their joining, look spotted and their surface movable are in discord, -.-•' Colors in pure harmony aro red and green with tinls and shades of rod; yellow and violot with tints and shades of yellow; blue and orange with tints anil shades of blue, Secondary harmonies are green and russel with linls and shades of ml; violet and citrine with tints and shades of yellow; orange and olive with tints and shades of A 1 1 I • 1 f I «•**«*( II H.J lh L~ Wl 14VJ 11 U, All kinds of goats, door, llamas, and nually wound similar animals are passionately fond of snuff and oijnirs. I once gained the friendship of a very ugly guanaco by feeding him frequently with snuff. Somo soldiers who later on teased the animal, and were rewarded, as usual, by his spewing over them, remarked tno deuce! how and grays with tints and shades of blue; cilrine and drabs with lints and shades of yellow; olive and browns with tints and shades of red. Perfect discords are red, violet and orange; yellow, green and orange; blue, g-roen and violot Secondary discords are green, citrine and grays; violel, orange and stone; orange, violet and green.—Kansas City Journal. A Huppy Lucy—While-hatred General Soho- field's bride is an azure-eyed blonde, Isn't shop Tom---Yes. It's another instance of the mingling of the blue and tho gray. —Pittsbury Bullolin. - , not smolco for my pleasure alone." ICilgllbll CJaivliM lor Amu)-Ifn. The first installment of hawks arrived from England recently for the benefit of American sportsmen. Nan)' Twenties. Emunuel Griosnor, of Lebanon, Pa., who ia just forty years old, has baen in this country twenty years, married A FAMOUS COUNTESS. Attempt or Olio of Louis Napoleon^ Court La a low to SHVO IIU Crown. The onoe famous Countoss da Mercy Agenleau, whoso death was recently announced, was horn at Caramuri- Chimity and Belgium has rarely pro duced either so beautiful or tto talented a woman as Eluaboth, Countoss of Caraman.Cbimay. The Imperial family of Franco, in prosperity or adversity, posbossod 110 truer' or more failhful friend, and up to the last sho was wont to wear a necklace of three twenty years, and is the 'father of !', OW ^° r the purost p&tu ' le e lveu Il0l> b -' ! twenty children, 8 «y» an exchange, ' tho *'- m l* vw > When Kiiuoleon surrendered Cull for 11 Hull-Corn. The i cent has become a necessity in American trade, and lhe American Newsdealers' association wilLpetition Congress to establish a ^-cent coinage. On I-cent papers the dealer's profit is only j a cent* and in many instances the !, cent is lost because there is no coin of this value. An appreciable loss arises from this source in the course of a year. It is a favorite way in marking retail goods to rate them in such a way that the ii cent comes in, and in every oiise goes to lhe dealer. This odd'oetitin a large establishment certainly amounts to several dollars daily, which the buyers lose and the seller gains, for want of the .',-cent coin. The inlinitesimal divisions of industry and retail supplied long- ago made these small coins a necessity in Europe. A centime is a fifth of a cent. Swit erland has a centime piece. Belgium a -'• centime piece, Germany has tho pfennig-, equal to one-fourth of a cent Railroad nisastcr». Eecent statistics show that French railways annually kill one person out of each -',000,000 carried, while in England '21,000,000 are carried before one meets a violent death in a railway accident. French railways an- oue passenger out of each 500,000 carried; England, one in each 760,000; Belgium, one in each 1,6.^0,000, and Prussia, only one in each 4,000,000. Ineillclent English Cavalry. Tho results of the English cavalry maneuvers are UUIBsummed up: "The cavalry have saddles which are radically bad and soon render lhe horses useless; the staff of workmen who g-o wilh the cavalry on service4fo lit and repair the saddles are ignorant of their work; the officers, who are as much bound to keep thoir men evident for marching as for lighting 1 , know only so much about .saddlery and saddling- us they can gain by voluntary effort; the e: J uipm'en ! t which the horse has by regulation to carry is beyond his power and would soon cripple hinn aud, finally, how lhe weight should be carried and distributed on the animal's back, is practically left to chance, while on the horses feet are shoes which quickly wear out It is simply impossible to, in the face of these facts, that, oven as a marching body, our cavalry is eili- cienl and prepared for war. it is inefficient and riot prepared for war." Chasing Evil Spirit*. A very curious custom is that calle.. the woman's hut, which prevails among some of tho aboriginal tribes of Clioto, Nagpoi-c, India. It is observed whenV over any calamity falls upon tho com-|* munity—such as, perhaps, a visitation of cholera. The women put on men's clothes, take up arms and go a-huniing—not in tho jungles,' but' in the nearest village east of them. They chase piga and fowls, take as their- own every, thing they kill and levy blackmail from the heads of the villages for the purchase of liquor, or else they allow themselves to bo bought off for a small sum of money and a pig. Toward evening- the hunting party retire to a stream, cook aud eat thoir meal, drink their liquor and then return • home, having acquitted themselves 'duning the day in a thoroughly masculine and boisterous maun or. Then the village that has been visited goes on, a similar excursion to tho I pexf village east of it, and so on to the eastern border of the district. By this series of excursions it is supposed the evil spirit of affliction is safely conducted out of the district without offending its dignity. -; of u Saloon. All American barkeeper, who wants to sell out his place, has hit upon a novel idea for doiho- it Here's his idea: To every person who buys, a check will be given the amount of his purchase. When $•<) worth of chocks are gotten they can be returned, and a ticket will be given him. Then, at the end of a given timo, say two or three months, the present proprietor will resign, and tho barroom, wilh all its contents, turned over to the holders of these tickets. These can then settle it among ihemseives as to which one is the owner. They can then raffle for it or do what they please with it. /"t will be theirs' jointly, and thoy can settle in any way they desire as to who ia to have it. Arc You Itlglit or JLeft Handed? Theories as to the origin and cause of right handedness may be divided as"' follows: According- to one class theories it rests on an anatomical basis, and depends on a physical cause which exerts its influence in every one of us. According- to another class, man originally had no preference for either hand, but became right-handed by conventional usages, which may or may not have had their origin in some anatomical features. For any theory of the first class to be satisfactory it must, first, account for difference in sensation as well as in force or dexterity; secondly it must account for the occasional appearance of left-handedness; 'and, thirdly, it must not be inconsistent with the fact that most of those who have their organs transposed—tha heart on the right; the liver on the loft, etc., are right-handed. Cost of the Australian Strikes. It has been estimated that the recent Australian strikes coat the colonies thereover £1,250,000. The loss to labor' in Victoria, New South Wales, and !?outh Australia is reckoned at £tiO!),000, to trade at £805, 000, and to the state, ia maintenance of military and police and loss oj wharfage and customs due, at £80,000. Looking Ahead. Early the other morning a newly married man arrived home la a state of mild inebriation. Hia wife beheld his irregular progress up lhe stairs and was alarmed. She had no acquaintance with such phenomena, "(ieorge," she said, "what is tho matter? You are ill, I know." By that time he had reached the anding- outside his bedroom, where nis wife stood. '"Shall I send for a doctor, George?" he asked a,s she took him by'lhe arm and steadied him. "No. my d-d-dear, i, don' wan' a iootor; but if." and he waved his Qaud, "these s-symptoms don' change nay a-s-seud for iv snake-charmer!" Surplus Professionals. France is suffering almost as much as Germany from the overcrowding of lhe learned'professions. Fifteen thousand school mistresses, 7,000 primary school mistresses, and 000 hig-h school instructors are looking in vain for employment There are -27,000 French physicians; that is about 0,000 or 7.000 more than there are in Germany, with its 10,000 more inhabitants. Paris has 800 apothecaries. Two thousand lawyers in Paris, who have passed all 'preliminary examinations for a full practice, cannot make livings in their profession. Civil and mining- eng-.neers are so numerous that hundreds of them are seeking eagerly petty positions in mines and factories. The First Hank. The Bank of England was established in 1694, and is older than any, of the institutions of tho class in any other of the great nations. It was not tho first of the important financial houses, however. The Bank of Venice was-created in 1101, that of Genoa in 1407, that of Hamburg in 1G1!) and thai of Rotterdam in 1685. In 1803 the Bank of France was established. A 7,000-JHHo Circuit, The most remarkable wire ever known, it is said, is the Cambridge, Mass., San Francisco time circuit which was in operation in lrt71-:>. The wero extended from lhe Cambridge Observatory lo San Francisco, by way of Boston, Springfield, Hartford. ]\ew York, Buffalo, Chicago and Omaha, reluming over the samo route to Chicago, then to Pittsburg. Harris- ourg. New Yoric, Is'ew Haven, Provi- lenoe, Boston and into Cambridge. J The observatories were "looped in" tt each terminal, forming a complete Jirouit 6,812 miles in length. • Kuliicd l>y mixed lUctupJiors. Amy—-Young Mr. Dolly has proposed lo me, Mabel—Of course you icceptod him? Amy—Well. no. I lad expected to, bub in hia proposal de used an irreconcilable figure of ipeeoh, and I thought I could not fisk my life's happiness with bii». tie suid: "Amy. will you walk with no down 'tiio otreiim of iifeP," If ho Jttd oven siuid wadu clown the stream If ii.'e 1 <iould have accepted him; Jut Hie idoa of walking- in the water, A Twenty-Acre Fond. A twenty-acre pond bubbled up out of the earth in Center counly, Pa.' last winter, in twenty mimiles. The people round about- there thought the foundations of tho earth had given away. Lawyer-Like Hog. A Boston lawyer- who resides in the suburbs is the-owner of; a dog that certainly possesses the instincts of an attorney. Tho other day he saw another 'dog carrying oil a tempting looking bone. A second dog followed at a short distance. .The lawyer's dog quickly ' conceived a plan of action worthy of an eminent legal mind. He Immediately brought action against the dog with the bone. The third dog at ance quickened his pace and lost no time in instituting- supplementery proceedings in his own . behalf. This assistance proved equivalent to a decree for the plaintiff, for tho lawyer's dog left the third dog to bear the brunt )f lilig-ation, and seizing the bone fled ;o his own kennel, where possession was truly nine points of the law. An Honest Tur. A passenger on the steamer offered One of the sailors a glass of whisky, which the honest tar declined, saying: 'No, thahk'ee, sir, I never drink vhisky, besides it's too early yet; and b f irdly, I've had three glasses already." —Humorist. ' ' ito'yal Suxon China. royal Saxon collection of The hinu,. tlietjfine'st lot' of J)re.iden .the world,, lias, ;lust ( been greatly ncreascd by the a'dditiou toil of the 4,0 :0 pieces of jJr. -Giustav Spitzuer. 'ho nnisoum now contains about oj,. OQ places from tho Meissen factory.

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