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»*• THE tTPPEH Dm ttOINES, u IOWA* WE0KESBAY, AUGUST 26. Fur, <tnd fart rt is «nHI iffm g*«wr of <*Mwr, 11* jrilnet f»f a OB fte» fiwpje Sforizim'i* riot, <ywtn, only rsrlerf, «SH* f>r<» eft* .«tr*nrf to fcy, ffer Palsinsf fiMt *hmi6 iitr font— fief CWt It h« that; fnwnp**f» sf*rfi*r, wind* laaft th* <iiwp f in pitin She tell shfp"» strafa, hfllo*» shiww*rrl foayf IVunt f,h« Ifon. r.ri fm sl thy fmnrfft fo flaming hrand*— > Trnst ncf. flrjtlfl jean snrl gfcfet. — Qvwtaorl Jfonthly fbtl A "HEALER," A lady lay on * twinge fa a beautt- room. There were grw* if yens <Knfdn"S ftulp frxBA- tfin»er, Iras she sard i&uf<& iwfitw ym* ran ont erf (foots—so you • *SB* on* InW the bjtdc-yartL J "Thar, back-yard of grandma's; . ifsw there "svwswcft a deHghtfoI placet There was She amottehoase 1 ffrat of ail, Jusc the right size for a play&auae, | only grandma affrays Srspfe It ioefe-«dl ' 3T<rw w*&ifeert to s«e when tfte took the fc«y down from the nail in th« files yo« followed her and saw- talce down a great, glossy Stowa iwrf cut off tha smooth, pink srflees from ifi» heart "Then you ran So M» grandpa •tart th« leach. Tn« Isaefi was onlr a osrrm at awrnes set upon a sloping board platform, but it waw very mysterious to you, and ymi nearly broke yo«lr neck climbing on She fence so that you could peek in and find, out what made tins pail of water which grandfather poured fai at the top of the barrel change So the dark brown liquid which fell drip-drip into the ttone Jar below, •Then you ran rnit trader tfis cherry trees to see She chickens. Some were OP THE WORL.D, ORHUN OP OATH*. t* 4nd! EJaftoratto with sticks drfren into the is the open end. There wens •aft silken pillows arranged about her, f ln «hree-cornered coops with slata «nd although if, was a balmy spring j »» ail ed across the front and aome In morning', and the breeze which came t f )apre ' 9 Ifcrotigh the open window WMS soft and I # ronn d warm, she had a thick eider-down ! !ot * of ilute flown 7 ibicka, like round •pill thrown o<?er her. Her eyes wer* ! y« lf ow halla ' anfi * he y raa about cry- neavy. but ahe'^ould not; sleep. Sigh8 \ * n % "peepf peepP after night she harl lain during- the i "Then you had dinner. You ate in hmir-t - wide ,-i.walfe. i the kitchen because- grandma gaid that ysirtiani had pronounced her mal- ! ahe an(I • faf 'k" r ' ate there when they «dy "insomnia.,' r but had done little to j w<!rft alon ^ and the y didn't want to [f. DniOT had brought her re- I "make company 1 of you. You harl ham a time, hut they won lo-it r,heir • anfl "22? 1 anri asparagus, and baked She had tried' them ail—hro- P«*a f -^«. a n f * for desert there waa She M, sulfonn,!, that, oueer fins? with ; Indian meal pudding that you liked so • well. You wiped the dtahes after din- nnr, and when you had set them away you ran to hunt eg-jjs. The first nest you found held twelve beautiful whif.e In to How &Kt* in ttimvutu »j& fjM* grwrtfc «f &* railway* of tf»» world from 18*5 to ffe* close of 1&J9 1 :: The total lengtS af t6« railway* as. the cUwe of r,he tart *ew*Ie ammtsced in 370.. 198 miles. <?qa*i e» Marly fif- Sesn tf mes tfie equatorial Ctosarafenence af the world, and more tfean 124,('X!Q miles In excess of tli« mean «B«tan€S of the moon from S&e earth, O» Efise 31. W7!), the iengt& of the lines m actual operation waa 21L20i mflea and the increase in the? last tea years haa therefore b««t 75.3 per ewtfe. If * similar Increase taitsa place in the present decade, the mileage at the beginning of tne twentieth century will b« more than 520,000, America contributed the greatest number of miles of road daring the four yeara under conaiderationy and especially the Onlted Stateay where tie growth amounted to 25.1 per cent. Canada- and Mexico also show heavy gaina. After America cornea Europe; so divine sratfiority to ratify aa •ssar- tfan. Toe old Greek gads swore 6y t&e Styx, and -Fehovah is represented fa fits early beaks of fc&e bible as •weariag^ by aiinseLL t&ere beBig* none higher. The form of aa oat& among- ffie Hebrews was: --By 6&e S«d of Aoraham."' k -God do s*j- unto me*" and ••Got! Prnoweth-" r In Aasain an«f in India, two persons desiring to take an take a fowl or a dos; otre by its head. «&« otner- by rt» SalL Tie Ostyaka of Siberia swear by f.&e head of a bear. making- a motion with t&e Jaws*, and earpresmniz a hope that they may be devoured If they speak falsely. In ancient times It was considered; essential to the validity of an oath that the witness should hold something- in his hand, or place It upon some object of great sanctity. With the Jews It- was the boofc of the law, which, no doubt led to She use of the bible in Christian courts of justice. The Be- : THE TRAIPIEO EAR. It fic**t*attf* *» Wfi* an she ft- name like one of Oiii.'a'-i nri Chloral, morphine — hut »he harl honest horror of narcoVca and feared to tnist h^nelf vwif.h them. Anr) now her husband had bpoujrhs- ' *S ffa - T anr { ? ou _ her a new dncior ..... a . hn.bby. man ^'ho had no i"rea ( ; n;im Hti.le ;hem apron. nor even *• particular school. In fact he called Bfm^elf a "heaSer." and you or I would JlAVe brnnrtr^d him a, "nuark." The lady £>•!:•• need up •=« the r.wo men entered fhe room, and she wan c'on- BCioiis of wonrie-in..; where on earth her Tmaband hari ntr-k-ed the man up. Even f.hal; \r;.w something;: she h;nl not ia<i enoucfh iiitomsf, of late even to wonder about anything. Her huflbfinrl approached her: "My 1 emndmother In your ; foolish yon felt when she told you that she had Just set the hen on them, and she hurried to put them back before they wfti-e cold. "Your apiritfl-fell a little then, and you went away by yourself behind the currant bushes. There were aome BbeeU bleaching on the bushes, weren't there? Yea, and there were some cotton rajya which grandmother had dyed hanging on a clothesline near by. •They were copperaa-yellow, butter- increase, followed by France Ruaaia and Italy. In Asia. { British India has developed the great-i est activity, and ita lines have increaa- j ed thirty-two per cent. In densely-; peopled China no long- line ia yet j built, but the proposed trans-Siberian j road of the Russian government may j result in. increaaed construction. In! Africa, the only marked increase ha> been in Algiers and Tunis, but a com- j p&ratively rapid development may be i expected when, the conflicting claim* i or Germany and England are settled, 1 and the interior, as well as- the Congo j basin, is more settled. The Australian ! ayatema have extended rapidly, especi- J ally En South Australia and Queens- i land. It Is interesting 1 to note ihat; Weat Auatralifi fiaa the greatest mile- i age in proportion to ita population of; any country. mpler" another, still in use. IB TOIL OF GENIUS, dear, I am; brinrln^you Or. —cr—Dr. | nut-brown, aad indigo-blue. Aa you " Tho tittle man interrupted-— i iaw tbeae y° ur spirto fell atill lower, '-Oh, never mind: Just call me -doc- j tov 7 OU thought that you might be tor.," and the lady arMially raised her , Mfeed to help to aew them after they iangisirl he-id to look at the. •-doctor.' 1 j were trtrn . into carpet-rags. In fact, He waa n, bright-eyed okl man w^th a ' y° u Wftr8n<t "^atly happy again until jreat mans of aray hair thrown hack , grandfather railed out to you that, he from M« forehead, and a ton? white j "shouldn't wonder If the old cat had beard falling <wer hi.-i breast. His | *rt«ens hid somewhere about;' then were'old and threadbare, and ! you fairly fell over yourself in trying boots runty and red at the toes. In i *° beat grandpa fo the barn, hand hf* carried a carefully I " You found thft klf ' ten 3 ^ an empty manger: there were three, two white and one Maltese. Then there were gome baby pigs behind the barn, and you visited them and the doves in the and when grandfather wanted a one carried a carefully silk hat of an ancions style, •nd In thftothf.r a huge hunch of great, fragrar.c, lilac blossoms. Ho sat down in the chair offered him, facing his patient, and her hus- t bonrl seated h ! nvelf near, anxiously \ drfnk vou held tho dipper for him to ' hatching tho --d,,c!or'«" face. , pump into. Pretty soon it was milk- ; Th« old man made a few remarks [ ing-time, and then supper-time, and fthont the weather, glancing out at the ,.then, oh, so soon' bed-time. Grand- ; buddin? trfOB on the aronue, then he ', mother heard your prayers, and helped , turned t.r> his patient i y° u U P into thft h 'Sh creaking bed and : - He did nor, f,-,*;l hor pul.-»« nor ex- i tucked you in and kissed you good- I ^inino her tonguo— he looked steadily at her pftle f«co with its hollow check} and great dark circles about, thft eyes, then he nodded hist head emphatically. "Una! yes—worn out, nervous; too much gaycty la-t winter, poriiaps; Insomnin, can't sleep at all. Well! ell! that.'n bar!!" he. Then •You lay there, drowsy and happy, with the scent of the lilacs and flowering currants coming in at the window. There was a white quilt on the bed with blue calico stars, not a soft, silk thing like this," and tho -'doctor" touched the eider-down quilt which ft leaned hack in 1m chair, closed his had sl 'PP cd to the floor as the lady nestled comfortably back among the pillows. "After a time," continued the "doctor," "you turned a little and the bod creaked, and the noise startled you. You heard the soft, cooing of tho doves, and it made "You wished your mother were eyes, ao'l Moemed in thought. Suddenly he *tarted up. "Madam, I am something of si mind-reader, and I am going lo t.Hl you what the odor of tho. j .o olrl.fa-fhioned flowers has. brought, to your mind.' 1 • The lady had .been looking at the j fe ° l lonesome, bunch of lilac.-', hut when he spoke she ' " Ymi Wlshl turned toward tho old rnari with a half- i tnere - thcn vou remomhered_ that you amU'Cd smile: and in a «oft, low voice 1 nadnH aald th '* P rit y er about ' bles9 ho went on •; mamma and papa,' M you slid down ,1 I_I,I K , , / ,-,, i ..,!,„' from the bed and whispered your little MiinKing or imi .-men a • . .. ,.,,,, , •*,, ,i n ,, , ii!., r ,vr ,%'* • prnyer, and then you climbed back pi ing ua.y HH LIIIH, i won & ... " .. V y,a,,-H ago. hut you are j ttnfl '" " ™ momonU you were-.-" .,.„ ,lV *uht.r»rt.injf eighteen! ;' J2llL tho "doctor.' soft, dromng H frr,m your pr, w ,nt. ago lo find! voleo nlopped here. He had no need ' ' +*-iMv»l;iVi t V\ fm cif. *\t r.instr, ff\t* t l~. ^ I ra r I t»'O the number of ycai--* between then ana Warda That TJve Ara tb« RflHOlt of llnch Labor. Hasty worJ0 Ia seldom good work. It la given to few to speak or write at a moment's notice words that will live. The stanza of the poet, the paragraph of the prose writer, where every word seems to find Ita place aa by some Inevitable law of nature. Is in reality the consummate result of an apprenticeship the most stringent and ezacV ing in the world. ••At length.'' exclaims Gkethe—"at length, after forty years, I have learned to write German." It surprises us to learn Uow hard even the most original and -tpontantious of poeta have toiled at their art. Burns In supposed to have owed leas to premeditation than almost any other poet, yet we know that he waa acquainted with all the great English poeta, and that he read them in such a way that no academic training could more successfully hare set his faculties at work. Heine haa the reputation of being the mont spontaneous of lyrical poets; yet it was reported but the other day that one of his songs which ha.d struck everyone sis being aa unforced as a bird's warble was written and rewritten some half-dozen times, the poet's blurred manuscript revealing thf mental struggle that had gone to its production. It may be an inadequate definition of genius to say that it is an "infinite capacity of taking pains." The words, at all events, express the inevitable conditions under which it can alone manifest Itself. pole of tent and swears by the "life" of tent and its owner. Mohammed by the • -setting of the stars.'" * most poetical oath, though hnrdly 30 magnificent as the oft-quoted ad-urg-ation of William the Conqueror, who swors ••By the spleador olT God." The Roman oath of olden times waa made with great solemnity and elaboration, says ths St. Louis Republic 1 , la Roman my thole gy. J-jno. mn; a promise to sleep, strengthened it by taking the heavens In one hind and the earth in the other. Greeks and Romans swore by their gods. by. the Sty.T, by Olympus, fay hell, by their sacred springs, wells find rivers, and by the sun and the moon. Their oaths were of much value and meaning: during the early days of the Republic, but worthless after they became corrupt. Oaths lost their sanctity and became colloquial or profane at a very early time among the Jews. Greek ladies swore daintily by Venus, Diana and Juno, and now and then, by some male god whose name was frequently taken in vain by their liege lonls. The French monarchs, too, had their own peculiar forms of oaths. Louis IX., so devout in his old age, swore by God's resurrection. Charles VIII. swore --By the light of God." "Father of his People." treated the Deity with leas familiarity. When he deaired to emphasise an assertion he simply said: "JVay the devil carry me of?.' T Charles IX.. satisfied his morbid desire for some form of profanity by •aying: "By the head of (rod," or "By God's death." Henry IV. also had two oaths with which he freely punctuated his conversation. One was, "Jarmdien" (May I deny God), and the other was, "By the belly of Gris." St Gris was the god of drunkards. IMMIGRATION TO MXUfSIAKA. tioft. warm «ny how rn;i finish the sentence, for the lady's n 1 ow!''fm-'you^^nrei ? hV'yearH'o'ld'upl l^^L^L^.^:^ .*"* ^™""' on that bright.'-pring morning." The lady looked up wit.h amaxerncnt, L:ii Hhft bowed nnd said: "Yes, you "Of rouiMi: I arri,'' Hfiid ho "I nhvnyti am. Now, your father had promised lo take you for a week's visit, to -your grandmother's and you lar breathing showed that ! sleeping naturally and peacefully, j There was asrnile on her lip:-t although her check was wet with tears. Softly | tho old man laid t.he hunch of lilacs on her pillow and tiptoed from Ihe room, followed by the husband. There was n moment's whispered conversation in the vestibule and were to rroori your bir'hd'iv but when cor| vi:rsfil.ion ln t' 1 " vestibule ana a vo'ur bMhrliiv'«»•».«« V>m-"r V n'')ior found ' olllnk 5 lf * old f ' oin; then th(! door wa8 , , .! ... ,i • '. _ ' i . • i., T. i onened noiselesslv and tha "doctor" 1 TlmeH. U-nM.|."Vf, w.i» some. l,u.,ine:« which ! °P onfl11 n " is " leasl .V ^d the "doctor _ I,., ,-<m!«| not l.-dv,!. imrl your mother i l h . arnhl(;(l down tho street -Chicago ! w.'is p^piM'tiiiM- company, so Ihey lot yen go sil'iri"." The- lady raised pillows arid ii>:i;( '•:! nlorV fficn. up n. lillle from hor her eyc,n upon the The mini went, on ia tho same soft, Ume-'. "It was your ilrst journey iilom.. wasn't it':' Yes; and you were very proud lo sit. a.lone in tho Tlio Tvpl<-»l Uixiprn < llv. < Paris i« tho 'ypieul modern city. Tn ! the work of tairksformlng Hie Inhy- ; rinthinu langlu of narrow, dark and i foul 'aie.'iiovai alleys into broad mod- Kilned the Wronjt Girl. There was a very amusing scene at the depot recently. Among the passengers from the eaat was a young lady attended by a dapper young gentleman with a lover-like air and lha young lady's satcheL The pair boarded the train and were soon engrossed in conversation, so much so that when the signal for departure was given the young man jumped up and made for the door without saying good-by. When he reached the platform and was about to go down the steps, he remembered his oversight and started back to remedy it The car was well filled, and the young man was, doubtless, nervous, and probably near-sighted, for when he reached the section, as he thought, containing his beloved, he stopped suddenly and imprinted a fervid kiss on the lips of—some other girl. There was a scream; deep blushes suffused the cheeks ot the right girl, quickly followed by an indignant frown; a hurried apology from the poor fellow, and then a wild rush for the door, and a tumble off the now rapidly moving train by a very aham&- faced and disgruntled young man.— Harriaburg Telegram. They Forgot the Krlde. A curious incident happened at a church wedding in Utica the other evening. It was a society affair, and at 8 o'clock, the hour appointed for the ceremony, the church was crowded with guests. The minister who was to officiate was ther-\ also the groom, ushers and bridesmaids, but the bride was not Ten minutes after 8—twenty minutes after 8, still no bride appeared. The people in the churoh were growing impatient. Half-past 8, and siill no bride! The groom was very anxious. Had her courage failed her at the list moment? Had she ceased to love him and eloped with another man? Had her house burned and she perished in the flame-,? Had the carriage broken down and injured her? These were some of the questions that ran through his mind, leaving their Impress on his face. Eight thirty-five: The bridesmaids bit their lips, lugged nervously at their ribbons and unconsciously despoiled their bouquets. Was she not coming? Vague rumors ran through the audience and the minister himself, used to all sorts of curious things at weddings,- began to wonder at the absence of the bride. A council of war was held and it was decided to send another carriage alter her post haste. Another! When the facts became known no carriage at all had been sent for her! During all this time the drivers supposed that the ceremony had been in progress. In the excitement the principal factor had been i'orgotten. It is noedloss to say that no time waa lost in transporting the bride to the altar, and at 8:45 three quarters of an hour late, the nuptial knot was tied and tha belated bride and the happy groom went on their way rejoicing. At a iaee*Si£ af tne Sacal engineers an interesting paper was read by H. 1L Dsntzer. formeriy an engineer On €&« Beading- raHroad. but now a, contractor in. West PMIadetp&ia. says tfia Eeeord of that city. The paper dealt entirely with the wonderful manner la wBticfe engineers on railroads, steam- croata and tfie masters of mammoth machinery aHwSrtaih accurately and Instantly W-BSB anytMnir giK» wrong with the mac&inery under their con- traL Strange as It may seem,, tfie only re* friend of ths engineer Is a well- trained ear. The greater part of Mr. Bantzer's paper was filled with Incidents relating to raflriaad work, but t&e really wonderful Incidents of wnie& hs treated are taken from toe mammoth pressrooms in which Philadelphia abounds. The thunderous rumble and clash, of the modern presses which are considered the most intricate machines in the world, is a pleasant tune 60 the pressmen, but let a bolt become loose let a band slip or a piston or bar get oat of place, and there is a discord in the pleasant tane. Instantly every man in the pressroom, no matter what he may be doing, raises his head and turns his eye in the direction of the discordant noise. The particular press Is located in an Instant and the i particular part of the ponderous m»- ' chine where the discord is being- made | is traced by the ear at once The! same rule holds good in the engine- j room of an ocean, steamer. The in- • stant any part of the noble engine becomes out of order it calls in un- • mistakahle tones to the quiet-looking engineer, who hastens to prescribe a & remedy. Mr. Dantzar's paper told of many queer incidents of his experience as a raiL oad engineer. The master of a locomotive gets to know his engine aa a mother does her child. In the darkest night, with the train dashing along at the rate of forty-five miles an hour, the trained engineer hears a slight sound which is out of the ordinary, j He not only becomes aware of It by' reason of hearin-j it, but if he were ! deaf as a post the disorder would' be communicated to him through the medium of the throttle. He would i feel a slight jar which would indicate aa clearly as the sound that something ; was out of order, and If the occasion warranted, a stop would be one- at once or the matter would be attended to at the nest station. ; Telegraphers wovk entirely by sound, j but, strange as it may seem, many of: them are wholly deaf to sounds other j than those of their Instruments. Any ' of the chief operators in the maifl of- flee of the Western Union Telegraph | Company, from one end of their great' long room, distinguished with never- j failing accuracy which of the several; , hundred instruments are calline Phila- j " a PPy- delphia, notwithstanding the constant! . ;, din of the other instruments. More '. 1 me f ce f thaa this, many of them can determine instantly which operator is sending on certain circuits with which they have become familiar by long service. ftt tft« r»rcrjMr Slat*. of l.«m«tiwTs are %* «ntarg« tn« population and Of <h# state fty rmmigration. a:r<f are several pu&lfsfteJ fer the purpose of promotingit A recent ntrin&er of OHK of tbese pnpurs th» American, i* wholly oro-tipied with a*~ eerants- »f the •ttnr.itHms of Southwestern l.ouisianjt. It, app»;ar> by SRCOunU t,ha6 tnougfa, until a periwl. Louisfan;' Fuwf a fapgw that, was open to settlement and eouid be pat-chased at $!.-ij per ;t.vr^ yet ta* peopln ihwa were in no humor to invite tnmigration until about ten year* ago-, when big crops produced a desira for stilt further prosperity The firs* immigration of importance m this generation hegan after the Cotton Centennial Exposition frr Sew Orleans. 1384-85, when the northern visitors got aome knowledge of the various regions of the 3t4it& ;md thfe fm migration increased slowly until tho Inter- State Agricultural Convention wa» held In {HJiT. after «hfch it PT«W rapidly, moat of the tiewcomera being northerners who settled on btJmesteads and who took up ^r&A fcraets of prairie land. These roll'-iff prairies, green the year round, covered with wild flowery and haunted by wild hor?ea, looked very inviting to the settler. The soil was variant, but most of if, e.t- treirely fertile and ready to produce grain and vegetables sugar cane, rice and cotton, as well as fruit, including oran^t-H and figs, gmpes. peaches, and pears. By 1890'thesettlers hud take*.! up nearly all the desirable land ther«, and had built many shanty towns which they tried to boom. Thus, through immigration thes* regions of Louisiana have b.-ea brought under culture and put in th» way of still fui"ther growth. Mor» Immlgra,nts are yet wanted, hut they must now pay for the land and c;i.nnat get town sites unless they bave green backs. HIS SALARY WAS NOT RAISED Til* Proprietor Wanted iw Do th« t*T U |i«r Tiling, but W«« ><Viii>i -Yes," said the eray-bairert. kindly looking old man thoughtfully. •«! thought of promoting James ;ind Increasing his salary. lie has been exceedingly faithful. But I'm afraid I can't do it. Poor hoy' His family physician says that be has some heart trouble and that, any surpris«nr undu* excitement would kill him. ••Is it as bud <*.-, th;U ;a " j-kea th* cashier. '•Indeed it is," saiJ the gr;iy-haired Old man with a sigh. "I'm sorry for the poor lad. but I don't sue what I can do." "Well, if he's doomed to au early grave," said the cjishier slowly, --th* least we can do is to aeo. that ho dies REUNITED AFTER MANY YEARS, Four SlUer-i, Separated 07 Are at La<t B:-onsrht Together. A remarkable reuaion occurred in Mankato, Minn., at the opening of the Week of Retreat for the Sisters of Notre Dame, which was attended by about fifty of the ladies from different parts of the state. Twenty-three years ago a ship left the shores of Europe laden with German immigrants to come to America. During the voy- esplosion occurred, which It .Seems soul urn! 1» throw kiss's to your father | ar " thoroughfares, and of providing: mid ifxiil'irr a* t.hc (ruin moved out. It w a,s not. f(i.i- In your gnindiiiutlier'H, hut It. Keoiuc'l ngns lo you lirfoni you got to th« little I'i'il flupdl anil saw your gnindfal ln-r .tlaiiditig on tint platform. The conductor carried your satchel out, and you \viillicd behind him very B!.i'f»i,,'ht, and dignified. When grandfather found l.hiil, you'd come itlouo he Biiid -Blows inc.'didn't he!' Ami you felt l.hiit it wan a compliment. Then he said how you'd grown; and, Mi'. Smith, Ihe slaliiin-inaster, Haid -You dou'l. iiiciin id tell me this is John's liltle gnl! Woll! well! and that Bceuied complimentary loo. '(irundpa let you drive old J'cte after you hud I In? corner, didn't hoP And when grandma saw you corn. ing and you called out, to her that you had come alone she said -Uloas me! 1 too. "After you had kissed jfnmdma. you run to i nun nut, no i'n;a you those appointments find conveniences that (listirigiiirth tha well-ordered j oily of our day from the old liwo cities j which had grown up formless and or- gauless by centuries of accrc.lion —in this brilliant nineteenth century I.ask of reconstructing citioa in their physical characters, dealing with them aa organic entities and endeavoring to give such form to the visihlo body a* will best accommodate tho ftxpiinding life within, 1'aris has been the unrivaled leader. Berlin and Vienna have accomplished rrifignificunt, re cults in city-making, and great hritlah towns—Glasgow, Htrminghniu. Manchester, and others—have in .1 less arnhitious way wmught no loss useful reforms; but i'aria waa tho pioneer. I-roiicU public authorities, architects, snd engineers were the Ilrst to con- coivo effectually the ideas of .symmetry arid spaciousness, of order and Pf t n V-...\ i..,,.,. ,,i \\-lnilesotneiie-*- !Ui() ('!<••! r. | i Mr ;.. in i, i I) i li it i r.i n^ i-HI tMI IS — ( (•11' II! • V Tame Humming Bird*. i Humming 1 birds are generally sup- ' posed to be extretnoly timid and al- ; moat untamable, but when their con- j fidence is won, which is an easy I matter to those who understand them, they are very fearless and the loveliest I little pets in the world. Wo tame j them nearly every season, and they come to us anywhere around the place, and when the doors are open make themselves perfectly at home, even in tho house. A year or two ago I culled my wife's attention to the iirst one of the spring, ua wo were sitting on tho pia/.xn, and when I called him he camo at once and examined each of us carefully and then Hew off. I saw at once that it was one of our pets of tha previous year, ao I went in and prepared a small bottle of sugar and water, and it wus but a few minutes before ho returned and at once took his dinnor, as he had been accustomed to. Unfortunately ho bad a mate who was btK^ri ;• him nnd uVagfred him nir-tli- wnrd uftar ho hivl paid us but t\vo cr (h.-ec visits.—Forest and £>trt»uiu. A Gigantic Wooden Statue. In the Japanese capital there is a gigantic image of a woman, made of wood and piaster, and dedicated to Hachiman, the god of war. In height it mensures i>-l feet; the head alone, which is reached by a winding stairway in the interior of the figure, being large enough to comfortably hold twenty persons. The figure holds a huge wooden sword in one hand, the, blade of the weapon being 27 feet long, and a ball li feet in diameter in the other. Internally the model is fitted up with extraordinary anatomical arrangement, which is supposed to represent the different portions of the bruin. A fine • view of the country is obtained by looking through one of the eyes of the figure. The admission to all parts of the str :cture is ^ cents. Japanese tradition fays that during th« time of the To-Shomeng rebellion, in Jfl2i, hundreds of cords of wood were nik-d around it and fired, but that iho i.n!i-««i ob ,>ci itself failed, to burn or w eve:: I-;-, scorch;;-.! by the Barnes. age an wrecked the ship and killed a great many of its passengers. Among the immigrants was a family consisting of a man his wife and four little girls. The man was killed, his -wife's head waa blown off, and ever since two of the girls supposed the other two drowned. A rescuing vessel found a lady floating by the aid of a life preserver and supporting above water the heads of two of the little girls. She did not know them, but took a motherly interest in the orphans and cared for them. They were afterward placed in a con- ! possession, vent and became widely separated. ' One is now the mother superior of the convent at Mankato, and the other belongs to the same order of Notre Dame at Nev> Orleans. By chance they recently ascertained that their two long- lost sisters were also in the order in the northwest, after having incessantly made inquiries concerning 1 them for years. Sunday the four met for the first time since the-fatal shipwreck, and, as may be imagined, the reunion was a most joyous one. The four are now mature women, and all are engaged in the work of their order. 'Yes: that's a.11 there is left." ac- proprietor. 'And from what I know of Jimes," continued th« cashier, "he couldn't die a happier death thaa. one caused by promotion and un increase of »«J- mry." ••Do you really think so?'" asked the kindly old man, interestedly. "I'd like to do a nice thing for James." -Oh. I'm sure of it. If it killed him, he'd die with a smile on his lips, perfectly happy and at peace with the- world."' The old man roused himself after a- moment's thought and slowly shook his head and said: "No; I'd like to do the proper thing for James, but I haven't much confidence in that doctor. I'm afraid he- doesn't know his business. We'll let- it go for the present."—Chicago Tribune. SPANISH POLITENESS. o Consist Mostly of Kxtruva- giint and >!eu.nin£rleas Phrases. The Spanish lover has a very pretty •way of saying, ••! throw myself at your feet, senoritii." Of course, he does- nothing of the kind, explains the Detroit Free Press. The SpanL-h hostess says to her friends, "Possess yourself of my house, it is all yours," but she- does not expect them to take actual The words are the flower 1 of chivalry. But un occasional visitor takes these polite people at their word, Geese Lost in a Fog. The fog from the Pacific waa so thick one day recently that millions of wild geese became bewildered and lit ia Bartle's meadow, where they were caught by the saekfuL The fog waa so thick a man's hand could not be seen before his face, but everybody causrht large numbers of geese, being attracted to them by the panting of the birds. By evening a cold snap occurred, and the next morning the geese wei-tt i'ouud in large quaulities, their feet fro/en to fences, trees, etc., qn which the birds had lit. Jerome Battle and Uncle George Cox estimated they had nine miles of rail fencir::; broken down by tho weight of the geese.—McCloud Kiver Pioneer. Changed Tor the Belter. A Delsarte teacher, trying to Impress upon a heaver the advantages of the system, told of the great benefit the in-itruL-i.ion had been to a very etout pupil. --When she first came to me. she stood so improperly that all her dresses were loo short in front Now," triumphantly, "they are ail too short bohind."—Ai-gouaut. and they are too polite to explain tha mistake. When General and Mrs. Grant were in Cuba t"«»y were invited to dine at the palace of the governor general in Havana. In the evening a. ball was given which was attended by the beauty of the city. Among tha- eenoritas was one lady who stood conversing with the American general's wife. She was superbly dressed and carried a marvelous fan which had descended to her from her great-grandmother. It was a costly affair of carving, lace and diamonds. Mrs. Grant admired it, upon which tha Spanish lady handed it to her with tha- usual remark: "It is yours, madame, with the greatest felicity. Do me the g -eat favor to possess yourself of it 1 * Mrs. Grant was delighted; she warmly thanked the lady and kept the fan, uor would the dismayed senoi-ita, who had lost an heirloom, permit the mistakft to be announced. Strength of IHen and Auts. An ant three-eighths of an inch long, carrying a burden of one-sixth of a grain, moves at the rate of one mile ia eleven hours. This weight—a small one compared to what they sometimes carry, is eighteen times their own. In earryiny this weight they compare with a man 5.1 feet high, weighing 140 pounds, carrying a tO$ and a half of lead from St Louis to Jefferson City and back again in twentyitwo ar.d a> half hour*. \Vouiuled Dignity. The Missus: You oughtn't to leave the ttoor in such a condition. Why don't you Utko vour chips with you? Carpenter: Who do you take me for; the Prince of Wales? V

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