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Algona, Iowa
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\ THE •*• ""-i*"" "^ ""^ ;.?.Jl^... -- .-. --J-^v.r.,v.. v:--.j^^i^.;.^-:.^r^.^-H-^^,a^iaai^^ ..:*>.-,. tMKtjT tits nd« Spider, ">.v:' At my window Spinning, Weaving circle* wider, wldots ISES from the deft beginning, »*, t. [ Running Wheels and spokes onttl yen I Bnlld, your Allken death-trap otranlng, • Shall I catch yoa, kill you! | Sprawling, Nimble, shrewd as Circe, Death's you? only aim and calllnjf— Why should you have mercy 1 i Strike then? .; Not for rnpino wllfal. Man biinsolf is too much like thee, Only not BO skillful. Thee Urea our Creator j Thou'rt a shape to hold a life Inj I am hothlns greater. KATE'S HUSBAND. Kate had boon Carl Ilarlund's wife five years. They had ktiown each Other but a few months before they wero married. Carl was a prosperous merchant in a thriving western town and there seemed to be no reason for postponing tho day when thoy should become ono, so thoy woro married and Kate bade adieu to parents and friends to go to the hoitso that her husband had prepared for her in tho far country. In the second year of their married a boy was born to thorn; a golden- aired, brown-cyod follow, the imago Of his father, and two years In tor camo a girl with tho tender blue eyea and •weot fn,co of her mother. Carl Harland and his wife, wore supremely happy in tho possession of their homo and their children. Their lovo for •ach other increased with the years and thoy eoomod destined to pass through life under a cloudless sky., One night, during a grout utorm, tho water came down.from tho,mountains and swept through tho valley destroying many thousands of dollars worth Of property. Carl ITarLand's placo of business was wrecked. Tho property was not insured against damage by water and Carl awoke one morning to find himself penniless. This misfortune had a marked effect upon Kate's husband.- Ho lost his •heertulnoas. Ho became irritable and critical in his manner towards his wife, who tried to ba bravo and en- eourage her husband by word and deed to renew his efforts to rebuild tho business of which ho hud been so ruthlessly robbed. Tho indifference with which her efforts in thin direction were received, had at last deadened the ambition in Kate's heart, and she tad begun to enfold herself in the ildrts of the gloomy mantle that her husband had wraupod about himself. Bho grew dojpondent and paovisb, Irritable and careless, and the last year of tho married lifo of Carl Hnr- land and his wife, hud boon marked by many unpleasant scones in which harsh words very frequently prevailed. It was late in "the afternoon when Carl came home, and ho found Kate lying upon the sofa suffering with a severe headache. "More worry," ho thought as he sad down to a cold lunch alone, "well, I think after all, thsi.t if she is bound to worry, the best thing, in to refrain from showing her sympathy. If she thinks she is treating mo and tho children right .by acting in this manner I think I shall let h,i;r pot all tbto •atisfaolion that she possibly can out, of her headaches." Carl passed tho ovoniug in Bilonco, He gavo somo attention to hia children, but he waS'indUVore'it to his wife. The next morning her bund way no hotter and fiho was so weak as to bo unable to leave her bed. Carl did not think that she was as ill as sho said sue was, but he en- oouragod her "whim" and insisted upon hor remaining iiv 1>o<l. "[ have no work to-day," ho thought, "and this will bo ii, splendid, opportunity for mo to show Kuto how easily tho houso- woi'k can bo done, if a person goes about it calmly and takes some interest in it Ho was kind 1o Knto that morning, for ho wanted his every a<st to impress her. Ho dressed tho children and set about preparing breakfast. While ho was arranging tho dinhos on the table, Grace, the youngest child, crept up to tho coal hod and lipped it over ou hev- •elf. The coal dust tilled her mouth and eyes, and soiled her clothes. Carl, glad of an opportunity to s-how his wife how calm ho could bo under trying circumstances, gat.hered the crying child in his arms and talked ooaxingly to her while ho bathed her face and hands and changed her dress. He had got tho dross partly on when tho oatmeal boiled over. Carl sat the baby down on the floor and stepped to the stove to roinove the laittlo. Meantime Grace was frantically trying to extricate herself from tho folds of the dress her father had loft enveloping her head. Curl picked her up and said "peok-a-bou" when hor hoad popped from the interior of the dress, but the tone in which ho said it was not alto-' getlior cheerful, and when ho buttoned her dress ho drew it together with so much force that tho seam in tho shoulder was widely rippod. At this Carl's teeth bore together harder than usual; that was all. After breakfast ho prepared somo toast and tea for Kate, and ao^epl.ed hor praise with a triumpluml, wmilo. After the dishes were washed and Mjt away, he began to sweep the carpet. Ho litid wareely begun this work when he found an annoyance in tho person of the baby, who insisted upon gathering up the dirt in her tiny hands and scattering it on the oarput that had just been swept. A tier several vain attempts W get Grace interested in somo other direction, ho limilly p Viced 1-.,.;. ,,,, !lm l with amuitoiv.l. --Tlioiv. s:».y Ujuro you?" *;vt the misi'hiovou,) (.If in high ohair with rather more force utrsortrteiy necessary, dnraca was not p eased with this arrangement and began kicking and screaming and rocking to and fro. She swayed her 'body so wildly that she finally went over with a crash, and Carl, dropping tho broom in the midst of the room, exerted himself to quiet the screeching child. He had succeeded in this when it suddenly occurred to him that be had not noticed Harold since breakfast, and as the outside door had been left open on accoiirit of the heat, it was probable that he had gone out, and he might have fallen into the stream that ran through the fiold near the house. Hatless, with his sleeves rolled up. and one of Kate's aprons fastened to him. Carl rushed out in search of his boy, He finally found htm in the chicken-house, breaking the china nest eggs with a hatchet he had picked up near the wood pile. Carl was disposed to give his son a thrashing, but, remembering that it was the day of all days in Which he must bo calm, he took up the child and carried him in the house, where he found Grace busily engaged in creeping through the dirt that ho had swept up, and scattering it broadcast over tho room. At eight oC this, Carl's nerves quivered, and bo gave the broom a kick that sent it flying across tho room, and the handle, coming in contact with an earthen cuspldore, chipped a piece out of tho rim. "What was that, CarlP" asked Kate from the bedroom feebly. ."Oh nothing at all," answered Carl, gulping down his .wrath, "you lie still and don't worry about me. I'm getting- along splendidly." Picking up the broom he swung it over tho carpet a few. times, and gathering up tho dirt, ho concluded that that was good enough ;t.o suit him, and if other people didn't like it, they could do it over. " ;' , '• It was an hour before lunch time, and Carl sat down to go through the morning paper. Ho mentally assured himself that ho had not found it very tiresome .to do the morning work. He i had read about a half hour whon Kate disturbed him by asking what the children wore doing. He had not thought of tho children since he began reading. He found them in the kitchen. Somehow Harold toad got a bottle of mucilage, and ho was engaged in " "polishing" his sister's shoes with its contents when their father came upon them. Carl smiled in a weak, spiritless way, and' removing the baby's. shoo 0 , net them aside "to be cleaned by Kate." After luncheon, when Carl came to wash the dishes, he found the novelty of the situation had worn off, and he did not move about the room as actively as he had in the forenoon. The children were peevish and mischievous. They wanted their afternoon nap, and once, when Carl had stepped into the dining-room, Harold climbed up into a chair, and leaning on the- kitchen table, tipped it until the pan of dish water slipped off and spilled over the floor. By the timo Carl had • reached the kitchen, Grace had crept into the pool of water and her clothes were saturated. Carl's calmness was seriously disturbed, and closing the kitchen door, he punished, Harold severely. Grace did not relish this treatment of her brother and the howling of the two. children fairly made Carl's teeth' chatter. Ho soon had dry clothes on Grace, and tucking the sobbing children into their crib, he went about hit) work. , ' '••'I'll have a little peace," he thought, "while thoy are asleep," and he became conscious of a still small. Toice within him which .weakly, as-sorted after all,-Kate had a good many things to contend with, of which he had known nothing. It was three o'clock in the afternoon whon Ci'.'l had finished the work and he had just seated himself for tho purpose ot rdsuuihig his paper when tho children awoke. Gritting 'his teeth almost savagely Carl threw down the paper and gave his attention to the children. "There's one thing that Kato does," ho thought, "that I will not do, for I don't think it is right, and that is to sit around the house and hold tho children, when thoy might just as well bo taught to amuse themselves." Placing Grace on the floor and instructing Harold to play with hor, Carl took up his paper, The children gradually found their way into Iho siljtiug'-j'oom. Carl was deeply interested in an account of the discovery of a rich silver deposit in Colorado when a crash in the sitting-room brought him to his foot. With a bound he was at tho door and the scattered remains of a costly vase that he had given Kate on the -day of their marriage, lying on tho floor' mot his eye. Grace had caught tho covering of fAM AND MOSM6M), HOW TO SECURE PERPEdtSUOi CESS WITH Right nnd Wtono; Management of Hedge* — The llest Hoe nation — Fruit Irrigation— Farm Notes and Dot». 8noon«* With Noticing a discussion in your papet as to Osage orange hedges between Messrs. Brown and Chamberlain, writes a correspondent of the Country Gentleman, allow me to suggest — not because I have any positive knowledge of the Qjage orange, but having had an extensive experience with evergreens, particularly . the Norway spruce, I oan but think the treatment has close points of resemblance. Most Osage orange hedge-growers, as I noticed in their writings, lay stress on the necessity for "splashing" — that is, of cutting the plants about half oft when they reach a height ot seven feet or more, bending them over until nearly horizontal, and leaving -them in that mangled condition to grow and make the hedge impervious ,to livestock. They Boeiin to think there is •no other effective way) and perhaps there isn't, if one neglocts tho hedge until it attains the height mentioned. But, unless the Osage plant differs radically from other trees, if it should be cut low 'when planted, and then cut back severely each fall or winter, leaving only a few inches of tho last season 1 !) growth, it will become so stocky and branched that no plashing will be needed — 'at least I shall think so until some reliable"; man who has fairly tried it states to the contrary. Apples, pears and thorns generally become very stiff and stocky under this treatment, sending out branches in all directions, and I can imagine no reason why the Osage orange, when planted only a few inches apart, should not^ aided by its fearful thorns, become absolutely impervious to the passage of men or aninmls. The cutting back when young- is a necessity in the care of evergreens for hedges, and under that treatment-from the first they become solid masses of grean. and so closely interwoven that neither animals, fowls nor birds can pass unless they force their way. In general this is not true of evergreen hedges as one sees them, but the fault is due entirely to neglect, or to the use of poor plants. At two feet apart in the hedge row, there is no trouble whatever — not the least— except the trouble of attending to it when planted, and annually thereafter far five or six years, or until the hedge has the .desired height* usually four feet But if the grower neglects it on the plea of "no time," or "too much else to do," he will have a scarecrow of a hedge, resembling most of the Osago orange hedges I have seen— scraggy, full of gaps, irregular in height, and good for nothing but to illustrate the growers inefficiency in hedge management. The Bust Hou' liallol). The cheapest hog food we can produce is clover, but tho best single food is corn. In the combination of these two foods lie the best results. Some may say this necessitates exclusive summer feeding. Not necessarily; clover hay and clover ensilage form part of a ration for hogs in many portions of 'the state in winter, and give the best of satisfaction, especially where fed ,to mature stock kept for breeding purposes. Some parties report that they have kept brood sows on good clover hay, with two pounds of corn meal per day in addition, tho latter fed •without preparation of any kind._ While this style, of .feeding is practiced quite extensively in the eastern part of the state and by the best farmers, I oanaot speak of it from experience, but consider if worthy of trial. But I can speak from experience in feeding grain on clover pasture, and I prefer corn and can honestly say it is one of the best, if not the very' best, way to produce pork at a low cost, and it is somewhat strange so few farmers avail themselves of its advantages. At present prices pork cannot be profitably produced on an all-grain ration, and yet it is equally true it cannot ba produced on all grass ration. But the person who ha,s never tried feeding a limited amount of grain to thrifty hogs on a good clover would b milk to hogs on grass in the absence of a grain ration is not to be meuded. While young 1 pigs do not derive much beueSit from pasture ex^ cept through the exercise and contact with tho soil, when the weather is suitable it is the safest place to keep them, as old pens with their Winter feed- lag should uo avoided as much as possible, especially the practice of keeping what ura termed store hogs, when not kept for breeding purposes.—Wisconsin Gor. Farm and Home. the table upon which it stood and pulled it oft. Shivering -with • fright at the disaster Harold had oonoaulod himself be- ' surroundin'gs'and hind the sofa; wlulo the baby, unable ' particularly injurious. to conceive tho extent of the damage ' that she had done, sat in the midst of the debris and looked amiliugly up into tho white-face of hor father. Carl shook with passion. The shivered vaso on the floor called to his mind, the day, years before, whon ho had led Kale to tho altar and made her his wife and his companion. On that day he had promised to love and protect hor and to give her his sympathy in the timo of trouble. Iliu'l he done Una? Had ho dono his duty? This was tho question that arose in Carl's heart and turning away from tho sight of tho vase he went to the bedside of his wife and frankly told her how his eyes had boon opened to his shortcomings; how selfishness had devoured him, and how blind ho had grown to his duties and, her wants. f/ilHo <;ivls UN ^ Tho boldest Inn id of thieves in Now York City coiuisU of throo little girls, who operate iu iho large Uats of the wealthy. rare of Harness. To oil haruass take the harness to a I room whore you can unbuckle it and separate the parts completely, Wash I each part woll in lukewarm water to which hns been added a Uttle potash. Sorub well with a brush, until all grease and dust ha; been removed, Work the pieces well under the hand until they become supple. It won't do to oil until' it becomes so, Let the parts dry in a place where they will do so slowly. When just moist> oil. For this purpose use cpd liver oil. It is the host for the purpose. Besides, if yon woi-o to use neat's foot> the rats and mico are your enemies at once, whi -i they will not touch a harness piled with cod liver oil. Give a good dosn of oil to all parts, Ihennangup I to dry. When dry rub well with § i**lffctian for fruit*. Irrigation for small and large fruits generally more than pays for the cost of the work in two years. By i*riga^ tlon In this sense I mean watering the fruits according to any device, by tile, ditches or an overhead leader. Tnere is scarcely a fruit orchard that could Hot be supplied 'with all the water needed in hot weather, in hilly countries the cheapest way probably is to turn the course of a small brook or stream toward the orchard, or run a tile drain from it to the plants. Sub- irrigation is always better than surface, especially oh clay lands, which will be apt to "bake" in hoi weather. By means of a tile drain the orchard can be irrigated and drained at the same time. By leaving them open in wet weather the water will run out, and by closing the outlets in dry seasons the water will be retained. Tests made with this system show that the yield of small fruits is increased thir* ty per cent., and a corresponding increase is made with the larger ones. Home grounds and gardens are not as a rule sufficiently irrigated and drained, and It id a pity when it can be done so easily. If nothing else the water can be drawn from the pump In the barnyard, and conducted to the garden by a tile drain. It always pays to dig a small pond near the orchard for drainage purposes. used then as a fish pond and a place for gathering ice in the winter. Such a pond is of gr,eat value in many ways, and it well repays tho outlay for construction.—J. D. Morrow, in American Cultivator. A. Sober Qnakor'n Uttle Joke and lit Ills astrous Res nit. There is a white-haired old Friend living in Chester county, who&e face ( wears an expression of deep sorrow ( that seems graven there. Friends who . have known him for twenty-five years i have the first smile to see on his broad, i furrowed face. He is a wonderfully, benevolent and kindly old Quaker, j especially to the colored people, who j come to him from miles around for counsel and assistance. There is a shadow on the old man's? life, of which few of his friends havV any idea. It was cast way back in th: war times. His home had been ;>. station on the "underground railway.' and to his home one bleak night canx- a bright-eyed, ebony-skinned liltlorui:- away of about fourteen years. He was such a quick-witted., chippor.little chap that the kind-hearted Quaker concluded to keep him to run errands and do chores about the farm, especially us he pleaded so hard to be allowed to stay. It was not long, however, before he developed into the most incorrigibly mischievous little "darky" that ever carno out of slavery. Pleadings, lectures and scoldings had no more effect on him than tho whistling of the wind through the trees. A Thia can be j good birch switch would hold him in Con- In locating and opening a main drain it is very frequently necessary to cut through high places in the land, necessitating 1 the cutting of the drain as much deeper as the rise in the land is higher than the land to be drained. Therefore if it is desired to make the drain three feet deep in the low land, and there is a high ridge to out through that is three feet higher than tho low land above, it will bo necessary to out'j six feet deep in . the high ground to make an outlet for the three-foot ditch, and give it such a grade as to have it run dry when the water ceases to run. As the object in draining is to dry the land of surface water in the shortest possible time, the deep place ought not to be filled any fuller than the shallow place, in order to allow the surface water to run away as soon as the ground becomes so filled with water as to stand on top of the ground. In this way there will be no ponds of water to stand to damage crops. —Na-' tional Stockman and Farmer. I 99lt Domestic Dots. In boiling meat'for soup use cold water to extract the juices, but if the meat is wanted for itself, alone put Into boiling water. When washing fine white flannels add a tablespoonful of pulverized borax to a pailful of water. This will keep them soft and white. In washing blinds and dark paint always add several teaspoonfula of ammonia to the water, and when dry rub the paint with .kerosene oil. It is sometimes surprising to note how early children learn to consider right and wrong. Undue restraint and overmuch urging never help them in this respect, however. The fashion of : using u. canton flannel cloth under the linen tablecloth is a very desirable one. It prevents noiso when dishes are sot down; saves much wear on fine linen cloths, making them Inst longer, and gives body to an old or thin oioth, Pew mothers ever put shoes on their babies' feet until they are old enough to walk, and it is well. No mother should do it, as the stiffness of the shoes is apt to injure tho free and natural development of the muscles. The dainty crocheted bootees are the proper thing for babies in long clothes at least. Most people in cleaning lamp chimneys use a bristle brush with wire handle or a cloth wrapped over a stick,.both of which are liable to scratch the glass 1 , making it break more, readily when expanded by the heat. A sponge the size of tho lump chimney tied to the end of a slender pine stick is better than oithor. To remove rust from plows, stick their uoses deep iu the soil. It's a good deal like holding- your nose to n grindstone. If you want fnt hogs or fat caUle, food them fat feed; but i£ you Jiko if;:n •'fritters," the poorest foed is Hiiro every time! "Farming is tho grandest occupation ou the faou of God's earth." But it only pays well when you work the soil deeper than the face. The biggest yield of wheat recorded in this country was eighty bushels to the acre. It was raised by a farmer near Salt Lake City some years ago. j Bear in miml that barrel salt contains lime. When, therefore, you use ttie material to salt butter you are encouraging the production of a tlrst class article of soap. Appearance is nn important factor in marketing eggs at this time. It is not only important that they should be fresh, but also that thoy should be cleiui and free from strouks and dark spots. One advantage with duoks is thut they rarely stray away from home. When night approaches ducks usually make a sturt for home. But turkeys will go to roost wherever night overtakes them. It is u standing rulo among experienced shepherds to count the Hock every time it is seen. If one is missed it is hunted up at ojicu. It may bo i'ast in a fence or in Borno other trouble, and may be lost by a very short delay. Tho Victoria government gives 6 cents bonus for all butter bringing 34 cents in the London markets, to encourage the dairy industry. Butter is shipped fresh in squuru boxes, holding fifty-six pounds which are made in New Zealand. There is no branch of agricultural industry which occupies the attention of scientific men so much as the dairy. And dairymen cannot expect to excel in their work unless they are studious of all that is leurued of their art by the work of the scientific experimenter. The best way for young city inou aiid, boys to learn how to farm is to live with, good country fnrruers, as apprentices, a, few years, more or less. Their fathers can then present them with snug little places, when thoy bepome of age, make them independent for life. check for an hour or. two, but his reformation would disappear with the sting. One day the Quaker went 011 u railway jom-ney and took the little colored -lad with him. On the road was a long tunnel, and beforo thoy reached it it occurred to the Friend that its terrors might bo utilized in bringing about a reformation in the black bundle of mischief beside him. So he said: •"Caesar. 1 ! have tried to befriend thee, and you give me only disobedience and trouble in return. Ingratitude is a black sin, and now I fear thee 'must answer for it." Just before they reached the tunnel he rose and said gravely: "Caesar, I leave thee to thy punishment." The train dashed into the blackness of tho tunnel with a shriek from the locomotive like a triumphant fiend, and when it emerged into the light Caesar was lying in a heap on the floor, between the seats. They picked him up tenderly. The mischievous little darky was dead. Vnluclty Room No. 13. "Yes," said a hotel clerk, "we have a room numbered thirteen in this house. There are plenty of people who don't care whether their room is thirteen or thirty, but we have frequently had travelers refuse to sleep in this room. If they happen to get in there without noticing it they will ask to be changed on some pretext or other, usually alleging anything but the truth. We have got so, however, that we understand this feeling, and often ask a man if he has any objection to thirteen j before we assign him the room. Men, as a rule, are not superstitious, but when they are accompanied by ladies they are usually governed by the superstition of their companion. I never saw a woman take thirteen in this house if her attention was called to it, or who would keep it as soon as she found out the number. Some hotels get around this foolish superstition by skipping that number, "or using the room as an ante-chamber to some other one." A PRINCE FROM SCHENECTAOY. Incidents of the Early Life of the ioft ot Qneen LJlnokrtlaDl. Many an Old Forter will rem ft little dark-skinned, black-haired, \ foreign-looking boy playing in Front street and around "2's" engine house forty-five or fifty years ago. He wilt be recalled as Johnny Domminis. He was a strangef and the boys took him In. The story of the boy was this: , His father wU3 captain of a whaler, who, with his wife and three children' Jolihhy and his two sisters, lived at 26 Front street, in the hospitable home of Rev, Dr. Andrew Yates. Domini» cruised in the neighborhood of the Sandwich Islands. This was missionary ground, and Dominis was a pious man. Dr. Yates became interested in him and his family. So during th& long cruises the wife and childt-en remained here. . • The captain took Ms last voyage. Pirates seized his ship in the South Pacific, and the brave officer was made to walk a plank into the sea. The widow and her children went to the Sandwich Islands, leaving some boxes of household goods in the charge of tho family with whom she had lived so long. A prey to dementia and melancholy, she walked every day along the shores of Honolulu, refusing to believe in the death of her husband and watching hourly for his return. A little while ago the faithful wife's* vigil ended and she met him on another shore. : Meanwhile Johnny throve, apace. He was well taught -at Miss Ritchie's •, school, grew to, be a man of brain and -' nerve and activity, won the confidence'" of King Kalakaua, was made governor of the island of Oah'u, married Liluo- kalani, the king's sister, and ultimately became, 'in reality the ruler of the Islands. ' ,- . , .'. King Kalakaua came to this country on a visit in 1881, and Johnny came with him. Johnny , was written to by those of Dr. Yates' family, who were tuen in Schenectady, to come and get hia two trunks. But he had his hands full with the royal traveler and he wrote a letter of thanks, saying that he had intended to come here, but his cpnstant attendance on hia majesty made it impossible. And now the kiug is dead. Johnny's wife is queen. Johnny is prince consort as Prince Albert of England was. But Johnny is really king: has been for fifteen years. Think of a boy being educated at Miss Ritchie's school, and under the refining influences of the Old Fort, coming to be a king.- — Schenectady Union. INDIAN DAUGHTERS. Professional Secrete. A commercial traveler has given away tho secrets of the profession in conversation with a friend, says the Detroit Free Press. ' 'Most traveling men," be said, "have little schemes of their own that they work'to defray I incidental expenses. My strong point! is dealing in Canadian coins. My ter-! ritory is in Ohio, and in all Ohio cities j and towns Canadian coins are discounted 20 cents on the dollar. Twenty-five ' cent pieces pass for 20 cents and the half dollars for 40 cents. I have $20 worth of quarters and halves in my sachol now that I bought in Toledo to-day for $16. In Detroit I usR them to pay hotel and cigar bills and realize their face value." Far-JRoaclilng Itciiovoleiice. Average World .Reformer-—"Wei are going to have another grand meet- • ing to-night, to protest against English ' tyranny in, Ireland, P ; u.ssian tyranny in j Portugal, Turkish tyranny in—in ' some place or other, I forget the name; and to pro test in the name of the Christian world against the cruel treatment of missionaries in China. Can't you come?" Every Day Citizen—"Very sorry, but I promised to go' around this evening, and help relieve tho necessities of somo poor families in the street back of your residence. "—New York Week! y. Tlie Soo Cuiml> It may surprise many to learn that the purely American commerce that passes through the "Soo" canal between Lakes Superior and Huron is much larger than all the world's commerce that annually finds -its way through the Suez Canal, both in the number of vessels and their tonnage, yet figures prove it. During 1889 9,579 vessels of 7,221,936 tonnage passed through the "Soo" against 3,-i 425 vessels of 6,783,187 tonnage: through the Suez. And the American ' canal is only open a part of the year. Lowly Violets, Customer—"How much are your violets?" Florist—"One dollar and aj half a hundred." "I'll take one." "Ono hundredP" "No; one violet." "Wo never sell one." "Well, I shouldn't think you would at that price."—Yonkors Statesman. Well ({evolved. Mother.—How did thoy like your dress at the ball last evoniug, dear? Daughter—Very well, indeed. Mr. Do Percy said }ie was glad of aix opportunity to see so much of me. A Tall, Olive-Skinned Girl WUo Is Acoomr l>llshed In Legal t,ora. One of the most interesting and) striking figures among the Oxford students is Cornelia Sorabji, a tall,' olive- skinned girl as slender as the traditional Indian princess who weighed! only one rose leaf. Clothed in her native dress of pale= blue crape embroidered with gold, with' its mantle draped ovpr her head like a* veil and shadowing her astonishingly large and brilliant eyes, she makes a- strange picture among tho £osy blonds' English women in their tailor g'owns. At eighteen, and professor of literature in the university at Bombay, she still thirsted for broader opportunities, and found her way to Somerville and attracted attention by her brilliant examination papers for the history and literary schools. Tho government decided, however, that a woman with knowledge of law was needed to collect evidence in the- zenanas, ana she- immediately entered upon a legal course. After six month's study her papers on Roman iaw were held by the examiners to be the niost. remarkable and able ever presented by any student of either sex in .the .university.' . ' ' ' ,' . Prince Dhuleep Singh's two daughters afe; also ;members 'Of Somerville, and on its rolls'Stand very many of'the inost noted and noble names of England. The oiitside world hears less oftHe- work done by women, at Oxford than. of those at Cambridge, because of a different system of conferring honors; but here is really found the best example of women, freely sharing in university life, and the best proof that, neither young men nor young women are the worse for that community of' Study. i PhyBleal Culture for Women. .,-. "1, have eriven up all interest," said.' an intelligent woman in the Providence- Journal, "in the movement fpr. the so-called physical culture of women. It is not that I do' not believe moat. heartily in the full and synimetrical development of the 'body powers, but the whole- cult is being perverted to- sensualism. The beauty teachers are devoting themselves, not to wholesome- training for health, :but to-making .'visions of loveliness,' .with direct regard to their efiec.t on the ptjier sex, and after as rank methods • as could, ever have beeii fitting Circassians for the harem. A woman's first interest in physical culture is t0- fill out her ne'ck, so that she may look better in a decollete gown.' It's all in a line with the manicure business, which is making very ornamental, but worse thaii useless hands. It all goes with,our heaps of cushions and shaded lights and refinements of perfumes. It's tho development of curves and the study of poses and tho absolute deification of dainty sensualism. It would be a good plan to let iu outhe business a little wholesome sunshine and air."' The IiiKtiiu-t of Business. Some folks carry their business with • them every whore. At a full-dross, re- - centum tho other night an apothecary present caught himself thinking what splendid backgrounds for locating a-. plaster nicely spme of the full-dress- ladies present did, present.—Philadelphia Times, w -

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