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THE UIM'KU I>K* M. itXEs. ALUO.NA.4OWA. WEtlNESDAY. JANUARY 25.1893- Truth. One of the inembeMi of a Ma'n., regiment told a 810*7 of "Jlone-,1 John Wood" lo a New Yor> \V<;nd reporter. The incident occurred ii fery cold weather add at an impor tant crisis. ••At night time." said the nnrriilor according to an exchange, • when w, pickets arrived at the outposts ( an lain Wood said: " 'it is too severe for the face this storm ail night." ••There was a amall house close and the captain directed that men t( sncliei should build a fire in it and OU selves as best we might. "We did so: and weary with mnruli ing nnd lulled by the Warmth, wo al- fell fast, asleep. When the officer m the grand rounds came our wav im found a regular Sleepy Hollow.' ••Of course wo wore reported aa.l in the morning- wo wore summoned to headquarters. Naturally, we wen- terribly frightened for sleeping on picket is a serious offense. ••We were ushered into Wilson's tent. Ho sternly the charge. Hnd we been sleeping on our posts? We would have boon useless to General reponte.1 guilty of had. It aitempt any explanation, but Captain Wool who was present anticipated air: that wo might have attempted. , •••General,' ho said, 'the blame- does not rest upon those men. 1 am responsible for It all. I gave tlioin ordors to take shelter In that house and build a fire there, and I am In blame: They would not have been asleep but for mo ' , '• -How long have you been in ihu service, sir?" asked the goner 1 sternly. H" 'A few months, general" " -1 thought so. If you had boon here longer you would have come up here full of excuses and ready lo shift the blame on any one at hand. You can go. Your honesty has saved you. ' " Evidently the men were forgiven as well as their officer, for the narrator of the story subsequently became a lieutenant. GOOD LUCK FOR THE BABY. Tho I'-irst Thin; Is to Have It Ko up • i (Irs It4.rnr.. It Goes Down. Think of a baby twenty-four hnnr. s Old climbing a step ladder ! exclaims the Washington Star. Jt was rather an undersized infant for thai age, too. Of course, it could not climb up by itself, so the nurse carried it in her arms. It did no. cry. but clapped its hands delightedly! The child was a little boy. and the climbing of the ladder took pla'e in the very room where he was born. The mother regarded it as un important event evidently. It was by her orders that the performan e look place. Her interest was none iho less beunuse it was all for the sake of gratifying an old-lime superstition Monthly nurses all agree that if a baby goes downstairs before it goes upstairs its path in life will be downward and ill luck will attend it. Accordingly precaution . should be taken against, such an omen. In this instance iho child having been i orn on the top Moor of the house it could not bo carried upstairs and therefore its mother had suggested the ingenious plan of having a stepladder brought Into the room so that nurse could raounl it with in her arms. H it that was not all. A small testament, was attached by a string to the child's arm and in its chubby lutlo list was plact-d a gold dollar. Thus reasonable certainty was se. cured that the boy would grow up both ric i and pioiiA A tho .-ame iiine it seems very odd lo soo such superstitious obse vaneos practiced in the city of Washington in tho year 18!)2. Some people say that it is very bad luck indeed for a baby to see itsolf in a mirror before it is a year old, though why this should bo soil would badilllcult to tell. Made HIT OHM t.nok l,lk« itf>r*Alf. A Bond street New York, publisher has a cut that seems to have an abnormal development of instinct for uniformity. She may be distinguished from other cats in Ihe neighborhood by her slump tail, i'ntil about six months ago she ha I the usu:il allowance of tnii. bit while leisurely crossing the street she miscalculated the speed at which a truck was coming toward her and left the larger half of her tail under a wheel of the vehicle. A few w<-eks ago -this cat had a litter of kiltens. one of which was black, while all the rest were the color of tho mother. The publisher told a Bun man that he missed the black one Ihe second lime he uncovered the litter. Nobody had taken it. nnd he was compelled to conclude that the mother had mado away with it. That did not surprise him. as he had heard of other mother cats killing certain of their offspring, presumably because they did not resemble the rest of tho family. But he was dumb- 'oundod to see what he had not no- ilced at first that all the kittens had itump tails and he wondered at this trange manifestation of maternal influence. He lifted up the mother cat o get a better view of the kittens and found tho ends of five little tails hat she had evidently bitten off. The publisher would like to know why Tabby bit oil the tails of her progeny. One of his fanciful friends suggested that she may have absorbed some of her peculiar wisdom bv sleeping on a volume of /Ksop. of" which there are a large number in the publishing house. If she is. as her owner says, a cat with a^large bump of self- esteem, she naturally would not like any of her kittens to grow up and point ihe paw of ridicule at her because her tail wasn't as long as theirs. She therefore set a fashion of her own in tails. Another friend of tho publisher said that he believed that if Tabby could talk she would defend her conduct on the ground that there was a period in the lilo of every cat when its tail would have to be cut off by a truck wheel, and she decided that she wouldn't give the truck a chance at her sons and daughters. The oub- Usher thinks it rather roug-h on " the kitten* as ihoy can never realize one of ihe chief dolighls of kitlenhood— pursuing tho elusive and whirl in" tips of iheir lails. He wonders Ff tabby's female'kitlens when thev become mothers will bite all their little ones' tails off and speculate as to how many generations ii will takj for tabby's descendants to be boru with stump tails. Ail Knfr!n*er Who Does N*.t l.*»« ttlth Affection. Our train was delayed by a sniaah. up and as I came back from the scene of the wreck I slopped a moment to look a), our locomotive on the siding. .She was a magnificent piece of mechanism and lay there, breathing m short quick gasps as engines do, impatient of restraint and throbbing t<> be Hying along the glittering lines of steel. The en neer wa <> a lone of disa:> The eng neer was huntrin» 'over the side. " ••She's benutifuL isn't she?" 1 remarked. "Which one?" he asked, lookino- after. Ihree or four lady passengers walking along the line. "That little one in front is a corker, only .sh-j's almost loo short." I was inexpressibly shocked. "I mean your engine. " I explained hurredly. ••Oh!" he said in point ment. "I suppose you think a great deal of her, don't you?" I ventured as I stepped nearer and laid my hand gently on a projecling bar. "That's my business and I don't have tune to think of anything e se while she's on the road, 'he responded. "But don't you love to watch her pulsating with life and to feel tho thrill of her speed as she whirls vou along?" "Well. 1 can't say that I do e.xact- y. ho said, as he rubbed his head n thought. "Don't you caress her and humor her and pride yourself upon her you would a woman you loved?" "Not hardly. " he said, with a grin. "Don't you call her •sweetheart 1 and •dear old X?' and things like that?" •Of course not^" in a tone of disapproval. "Don 1 1 you feel as if she were a human:-" "Not that I know of." All the poetry and tradition of the engineer and his engine were oodn"- out at every pore, but I kept on to the bitter end. "Don't you sing to her and whistle softly as you speed through the night''" I asked. "1 can't sing crow." he said. ••Don't you chirrup to her in fight?" ••Never, to my knowledge. Meb>>-the fireman does. I'll ask him. ' "No, no." I said, pulling up my hands. -Don't vou speak of her as a friend?" "No." 6F fEARS. th* M*n Who N>v«f W««p» HIM n Hnrrt tttntrt. Pear, grief and joy, to say nothing of pathos and anger, bring tears to the eyes, says the Asclepiad. Thov are said to come from tho heart, and this is true, for no one em- reasoned himself into weeping without a ; first appeal through the imagination to some emotion. Teats are the natur- as any more than a her her •Don't you talk and commune w, of course I don't" , engineer was becomin^ e MARVELS OF INSTINCT. .V r- TOOTHPICKS. Tli<! Origin of Those Witll-Kiinivii tirli's Among; t lin Roin >n<4. ** These are said to' have been invented in Italy, Chambers' Journal says they were in common use among the iioimms. In Martial's "Epi" grams" there are frequent references to the • dontiscalpium. " sometimes reviling its abusa sometimes p 'aising its use. The particular form of toothpick which Martial preferred was a pointed strip of mastic wood; but in default of that, he recommends a quill. Singularly enough, tho u-oful insltument was regarded as an innovation in l. uuen Elizabeth's time, The Bastard. in ••.\iiic 1 .lohu," sneers at "Your truvr'cr- *K> anil his |-n,uh|>ii-k al inv worship's moss " Travelers in France and Italy, it Beenis. brought toothpicks back and used Uem ostentatiously; and all those Who affected foreign fashions sedulously imitated them. Commonly a case of toothpicks made of wood was carried about by fine gentlemen. A more violent eccentricity of fashion la pointed at by Sir Thomas Overbury, who describes a courtier as walking in St Paul's "with a toothpick i« n.s hat a uupo oloak and a long stocking." Apparently the "Johnny" of the present day. who is so unremitting in his use of the homely quill has inherited the toothpick and his flourishing display of it from the coxcombs that thronged the court Of the Virgin Queen. i A (iroiit Thing. ' Ben—\Vould'nt it ba nice to have RU uncle in the oirous business? Carl—Y«» indeed! Just think how nice all tba fellows at school would treat you!—Harper's Young People. A Coincidence. Miss Ligotfoot—Hard \\mea money scarce. Mr. Fierceman—But 'good nakes money scarcer- makes times" The \V underfill Faculty Possessed by Iliriis, Utvists, and Insects. Did you over stop to consider the marvels of instinct as exhibited in insects, birds and animals? Take the solitary wasp, the "mud-dauber," if you please, as an illustration of instinctive sense which seems to me to bo equally as desirable as mind and reason. Jn providing for the maggot or worm that is to be hatched from her egg. this lowly insect brings soft spiders and grubs, a special kind of food which she has never lasted since she became a wasp, and deposits ihem directly over the eggs from which the children she is aoomed to never see will finally issua What inward sense of motherly duty tells this creature that her soon-to-be motherless children will need a meat food din-lug the time they are preparing for their first transformation? Ye"t ! the life history of overy species of in, sect shows wonderful exhibitions of [ marvelous foresight The butterfly lays her ogg a - on the plants best caf- culatod to furnish food for the grub that will hatch from them; the seventeen-year locust Cicada septemdecem, lays iis eggs in holes bored in ihe ends of limbs. Ihe boring always or nearly always being done in such a manner as to cause tho limb to break off wMi the firsl wind, thus bringing the insect into immediate contact with tho earth, his future home, as ooon as he is hatched. The youn« chicken is another good illustration of Iho marvels of insiinct In releasing himself from the shell he does not do so by bursting his prison walls I asunder. as many persons | imagine; on the contrary he cuts his way out by a regular series of strokes. For this culling operation the bird has an instrument specially provided, an instrument for which there is no other earthly use — R sharp hard, toothlike horn on top of the upper mandible. This cutter, bavin" i served its purpose, wholly disappears | within a few days Isn't it wonderful how a bird iu an eggshell, one I that has never breathed the breath ] of life in the true sense of the word. ! understands tho use of an instrument | that will soon become useless to it and how that marvelous faculty called instinct directs the imprisoned creature how and wnere to cut in order to most easily ana effectually free itsolf ? I* I'.imuit ^nrprisi. AH Around | Dashaway—You say your sister will bo down in a minute, Willie. That's good news. I didn't know but what she wanted to be excused, as she did the other day. Willie—Not this time. I played a triok on her. Dasjiaway—What did you do? Willie, triumphantly—I said you were another follow. —Judge. The easy. "Don't coddle her as a child :) " I asked. "Naw." "Don't oare whether she runs through herself or twists off a piston rod or bursts a cylinder bead, so lonjr as your wages go on and you don't gel bounced?" I said in desperation. For die first time he bagan to look natural. ••That's about the size of it I guess," he said with a laugh, and I went back to my compartment with ' the remnants of a broken idol clutched ' t convulsively to my breast 1 Origin i,! UYcds. Most of our weeds, like much of our vermin, have come to us from be| yond the sea. Just how. they emi- ; grata in every case will never be ! known; some came as legitimate < I freight but many were ••stowaways." j i Some entered from Border lands on ! | the wings of the wind, on the river ' I bosotna in the stomachs of migrating I | birds, clinging to the hairs of passing i j animals, and a hundred other ways i j besides by man himself. into the ! Now England soil and that south i along the Atlanlic sea-board ihe' i wood seeds first took root Also the i j native planta with a strong weedy ! ! nature, developed into pests of tho '• i farm and garden. —Popular Science ! Monthly. - j al outlet of eingtionat tension 'i' are tho result of a storm in the central nervous system, giving r'se to changes in the vascular terminals of the tear-secrelirtg filiind-». These changes induce a profuse excretion of wafer and weep ng "result* In a ruiid deereu some excretion is 1 always in process to bathe the eye ! and c'ear it of foreign inn tier. Th •> ! controlling center is at a tliaiiinco. : though the secretion may be kept in i by the smalt trace of saline subAari o ' thai, is present in the tear-,- them- I selves. The lachrymal glands lie bo I twoen ihe nervous center and the > mucous surface of the eyeball. '|Var« afford a good illustration of the WMV in which nervous fibers are capable of conveying to a secreting organ exciting impulses from both siclo-s of a gland lying in their course. Afferent and efferent communications bring about a similar result says the Cincinnati Enjuirer. Internal nervous vibrations and o ,- ternal excitation of reflex action a flow of tears. In both instances the exciting impulse is . a vibration. Niobo. "all tears," and the unfortunate pedestrian with a minute particle of steel from the rail.of an elevated road iu his eye are unwilling exponents of a similar procesa Thev weep . the same kind of briny fluid, "in ex| actly the same way. though from widely different causes. Imagination is at times sufficient to excite tho nervous system into the production of tears without external aid or reilex. Writers and readers of good fiction weep over it alike nnd the actor loses himself so entirely in the exigencies of dramatic art that he sheds real tears and the audience sheds tears with him. Of a trulh Ihe man who never weeps has a hard heart and the quality o/ his intellect may also be questioned. Emotion, ihon affection, grief, nn.xiety. incite to tears; not p-iin or discomfort. The pangs of maternity are tear-.ess. though the influence of ether o- ch'oroform may cause somw emotional dream that results in weeping. In the early days of surgery patients might scream and utter such pitiful cries as to sicken the bystanders might even faint with pain, 'bin thsrc were seldom any lears. These, being pure waves of emotion and relief lo tho heart are almost powerless to mitigate pain. Perhaps one who weeps from pain does so from unconscious, though selfish pity—in other words, from emotion. For the tearfuL change of scene mental diversion and out-door life are tho best remedies. The author quoted objects to alcohol as fearfully in urious. ft dislurbs and unbal- ancos the nervous -ystem. keeps u a maudlin and pitiful sentimentality ARTHUR'S DOUBLE. fte Got the President Into Trouble nnd llhnsoir Out of (t. •There are about 10.000 in this land of the free now telling their children how they shook hands With President Arthur.' who are harboring a delusion. " said. Mr. Al Donnaud to a'St. Louis Globe-Democrat writer. "Fr'esideut A'Vlhur was thS^man who .looked like me. Even men who knew the'-, president intimately sbmotimes mistook me for him. and I probably got. him into no end of trouble by promising fat offices lo the multllud- ihous hangers-on at Washington. I was coming down Pennsylvania avenue one u»y when.H-big fellow from Missouri tkckled me/ Ho had come on three months before to beg for a mars alship or something, and I sent him homo with the promise that his commission should chase him hard. It didn t chasa and he cnnio back to hold the chief magistrate to his promise. • . •:••' '•He called' on tho president, but Mr. Arthur protested thnl he. had >romised him nothing. lie expbstu- ated, and the president explained o him thai ho had a 'double 1 inltown , who was making life a burden for j him. When the big Missourian swooped j I down upon me 1 saw lhat he had j ; b ood in his eye. I divined the situ- j j alien at once, lie ca'mo up and'shook I | h s fist in my face and expressed a j j revengeful desire to -chaw' me up. I j ; pot on my dignity al once. I would j i have preferred lo get on tho Wash- : I ington monument and pull the steps j j up after tue. bui, hadn't time. I told i : him that'I was not responsible for tho i wretched practical joke of the man • who looked like me. and cau- I ioned him not to assault 'the chief magistrate of'the nation. - •Yo.i're'notthe president,' he shouted. .-I left the president only an hour ago. Certainly I remember your visit very well. I thought I had explained the situation :to you,' I replied, wilh all the coolness I could assume. He looked completely beat PARIS POSTMEN. Their Htfttd Work, ton* MonM and The Paris postmen have lately had some attention paid to their condi* tion by the government, and it hall brought their hard labors and man? virtues to light in all there are •1,8(52 men working on the seven dally distributions of the mail in the tfreat capital. These are divided ihto three classes-^-one for old Pai/ia one for the annexed districts and one for the printed matter.. The whole c is divided into "sections,' 1 which lit turn are subdivided into:"quarters, 1 * each of which is served By four 'pdst- men, says an exchange. Paris is the city par excellence of "tips," and the poor postmen who get only $800 salary annually receive about the same sum in gratuities. They go after them with energy, and woe to tho business house or private person who does, not tip them well once a year. • One man in each quarter is delegated lo look after the etiennes, OPHs New Year's gifts, and in some banks '1 and rich mansions he often gets $100 bills as gifts. . In the commercial quarters of Paris alone more than 5, 000. 000 of regis- tored letteru were d' st H' iDuto d last year, and every postman who deliv- orod one received a two-cent fee for it This made quite a handsome addition to their salaries. The postmen distribute about 650.. 000,000 of pieces of .'mail matter every year in Paris. The first delivery is before 8 o'clock 1 in the morning and tho last is .at.-,a quarter to 10 at night. This is at every private house in the remotest .quarter as well as in the business section. ( Tho postmen are carried to their beats from the general and quarter po.tloHices in huge omnibuses drawn by while slallions, which get over the ground at a tremendous rate. This hurrying bus, with the gayly uniformed postmen jumping out of it „ right and left, as they .roach Ihelr o apologized and hoped I would not I point of delivery, is one of tho curious lay it up against him. I freely for- sights of Paris. The bus picks the gave him..and told him he was an | men up when their beat is.finished. The honest follow, and hinted that if ho would go home and^behave himself I might make him postmasler al St. Joseph. He made a bee line for the depot and I felt relieved. " PIDGIN ENGLISH IN CHINA. and sustains the evil. Alcohol is the mother of sorrow. An opiate however, prescribed at night, soothe* and controls and ivally discipline* rebellious nerve centers Sleep cures tears. And so does time, the r •• slorer. Persons subject to many and repealed griefs forge!, how to weep and ihe old as compar d to the youn" are almost tearless. Tears h a v7j their value in the life of humanity not as tears but as signs. They shoiv that grief centers are being relieved of their sensibility, and that the n r- vous organization is learning how to bear up against sorrow. Curious DmliM-i Which tin- Celestial . Uses— Simplifi-in-: t.ln- Verii*. Chinese is a very difficult languaga To learn to speak it is considered a task equal to learning to speak six European languages, and very lew foreigners, with ihe exceplion ol tho missionaries, attempt it. While English is not so difficult for the Chinese as Chinese is for us. Harper's Young People says it is still far from easy for them. and. of course, the lower classes have not much time to give up to study, so "pidgin English" has been invented, as being simpler than the real language. The meaning of the word -pidgin" is business. In this -business English" one word is often made to do duty for a great many olhers. Most of you have studied French or German verbs, and, ; I dare say. have found them great ! bothers; so would English verbs be j to tne Chinese. They have been made very easy for tnem. For j n . ! stance instead of learning the trouble. jSome verb -to be." they learn one : word—belong—which is used for j evr.ry lense of the verb, and also in i tb--- ^-,>e m which we use ihe word various sub-offices',are con- I nected with the central pneumatic | dispatch station. In all of fjhom and | in any cigar store one may buy 'the telegraph post card—open, : six cents: closed, ten conls-which will be sent by pneumatic tube to the point nearest iis deslinalion. and for ihe rest of the way by special messungor. This service is so perfect as almost entirely lo supersede telegraphic messages in'Paris. Actors, managers, professors, 'business men, the police—every .class of persons use this handy little card, which rarely takes more* than half an hour in transil from point to point Many largo bu.siness houses use 1 thousands of them daily. The printed matter postmen have the hardest work and are paid the least Some of the loads which' they carry are tremendous. They deliver a million prospectuses in a single morning. Irom end to end of Paris, with perfect ease. PARLIAMENT—CONGRESS. Instead of saying to "How are you?" I ••How fashion you wou'd answer: "My too miichee. my bolon else. -My thankee you, have got little s*ck." The Latter ••'eOcic!i(. in \Vorldlln«s«. Her Mother—If you had deliberately picked out the greatest scape grace in town, Cora, you could not have become engaged to a more disreputable fellow. Cora—But my patient trustin" love will re.'orm him, mamma. Her Mother, after a pause—Perhaps, my dear, it would have been just as well if I had let you read a few;Frp,nch novels, after all.'—Truth. The It,,,; ',,,,1 |||<> (•„„„_ Sam —Does yer know what makes datdog look at you so ourus like ? Julius—Can t prove it by me. Sam —Do reason dat dog is puzzled is bekase when he sees a big black hole ho spects dar's a coon on de inside, but when you opens your raouf he sees dat de coon is on de outside, anddat's what he kaini ondorstand. — Texas Sifting^. 'm Personnel KiiSlI-ili 1.-.IW-M.iking lio'ily. It has been said of the Kivlish house of commons that .it has more seme than any one of its members Professor Bryce in his great wo:-k on ! morrow the American commonwealth points out very many delinquencies of the a Chinaman, should say, belong?" He thankee you. 1 Jv'o. i," or just now my "My" means "•« ' « e f SfiWCl1 f S my ' :ind Na l 13 wy ' we.L first-class, etc. Why the double I day. omo . to-morrow so •The but I think it in pidgin cannot is bad to- will be boiler to- would be. "To- side" American cons-resa and heTeacbVus ' !. omethin 2 is i that when judged by the wisdom of ' nrst ' Gl ' dsa - iis aclion, our congress compares unfavorably with European legislatures and especially doe's it compare unfavorably with the English" parliament Yet when he compares the personnel of the American house of rup-e- sentatives with that of the British house of commons, he surprises us bv saying: "Their average busing's capacity did not seem to me be'ow that of the members of the house of belong more better." If but not quita •can do" describes it. - means upstairs and heaven, -downside." downstairs N" Krills, Kur. I'lnntv of II'MII. Mrs. Piumstoad, in Good Housekeeping, recalls the New England an- pie-paring festivals-, "thn apple bees when work was mixed with fun; when 1-?JTT- 3 B0n Ram ' to tho vil 'age with the big wagon and gather d up the willing boys and girls to go home withhunto the -apple bee.' 1 sea the big kitchen with its white scoured floor ample (.'replace filled with, crackling I 0ge> lh(j wh[ froighted with largo earthen pans , o f »"Pl°siu>d lighted with tallow candies. I ho air is filled wilh spicy odors and Ihe talk and laughter of the boys and girls as they busily p are , core and quarter the apples. I 'see the long supper Uible sol with' its n n llnen cloth ' the s,- uio tureen of baked hot Ir 1 the Mok pudding. Hanked on Miner side with pies of mince, apple, cusf tard and pumpkin, hrown bread See" e"" tS ' ."Wbread, beans and i "Top tiea\ i he!L '.„.,, ' "''••" ISurii-!!. ! f *°. r . m ' dr> y i'ears before he shuttled I off this mortal coil Constable David IM. Soulnard. of Ellisburg, N . J had l S m t SUre °^ Qadinsh ' s »^'^a ! ™ mb " ton e- and ihis fact may have ! had something to do wilh hU t £• j his life a few days a" 0 The cause for ihis rash act pickle ard ..' Hill Siioialdp, Lord Tennyson was sociable with a few inumato friends; but he' a'wayj bo n I "'PK- tt P1 '° fo <nd contempt for dal wh ,' S U ; aiL wa * "lustrated one day when two ladies, who had made sHS l ^° -— -• M ilMii;; :i rurriMi. lmpreg«inu. Burley— I've just borrowed |7,i Hawkins. of commons of 1^80,,;," Our standard i domestic trouble which IndlTi' ^ of intelligence is lowered by the ab- anchnii* -»" .-" '"duced mel- sence of a few great lights wh'ich adorn the house, but it is raised, ao cording to Mr. Bryce. by the absence of certain classes who, in the English house, are conspicuous lor their lack of intelligence, if, then we without allowance all ilmao menis. we would seem lo , . and when some twitted him about the loss of ,„*,„< unant whiskers, formerly his cro , " [ng joy. Ihe hopeless old * ° home and swallowed take state- reach thi.s did you want all Gaggers — What that money for? Burloy — [ didn't I wanted only $1.50. bui I borrowed the rest so as te make an impression. —Chicago News- Record. at \ Siilnimrtnn Lamp. A submarine electrical lamp has been tested in Tulon at a depth of thirty foot It illuminated a "riuli\:? of 200 feet Fish surrounded it like Insects about a lamp. .... A <; ' 0 "' -'«:uob. 'i>id the engagement of Hawaina Miss Hicks end iu a tie?" Np. l\ ended in a draw. Sh« *rew out."—Judge. A S|livi<11n K Chestnut Ti-rn There is a chestnut tree in Mansfield. Conn., whose circumference the roots is fifty-four feet and the ameier of the iproad of its branche$ in one direction is a hundred feet its height is eighty feet. ! ' Uursr Armor. A complete suit of horse armor comprised the champont head piece, manifaire, neckpiece; pqitrei, for thi shoulders and croupier over the hips. UK Tolil HIM Truth. Buyer—Is this suit all wool? Mozinsky—I von't lie to you, mme ffient, it is not; de buttons vas mada Of Silgk. :. . " I the Ki maKe= its actions wiser than be the action of ihe wisest individual i sliuusiijan. while ihero is som f: ;liin« j about ihe American legislature which I makes iis aclion less wise than would b« the action of its average member | —Annals of the American Academy j For Your Scrap |: C) <,[ ; . i v ^ hu lW a °d vigorous old lady in rscw Hampshire gives these rules for l the secret of success of eighty year*' living on this planet whiuh brinV much care and worry '" " two. bed ..var- £ m 13 his name was dier' 'nsoribed on tho tne this fall, war, sol- ?™:-™r= 8 -',' l rir- ^i ; ?°?'° r '"< J '«»rtr««rr»,, 8DCQ °< pros. n , ffi'eat aio groat intruders" blew a whiff from his marked 0n 'fi ^° U * a theni "' he re- nuikod. It.s noodloss to say •nnuut. *# then"" tVio I. )• V '" """«'U»8 l,( the ladies departed. —Argc that of (Other three lions | corner and in of f a Platol the the ng tho the War union. fret over thinge 1 can not i elp I take a nap, and sometimes eve-y day of my life; I never washing, ironing, or baking to with me, and I try to oil all th Joui wheels of a busy life with a plicit belief that there la a oral ft heart to this great universe, teat i can trust them both."— her. of throwln , °' ""owing himself upon tho ffa it Is and Abram Dally, of fc over .17. a | gne ' d the °ut glasses in a clear, already n San volunteered own gun and re several members said, approaches 100 Brooklyn who charter with- legible hand- examples must w they da

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