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THE UPPER DRS-MOiSES. . IpWA» WEPNfiSftAY/ JAM)AR¥'27. 1891 WIT AND HO.MOU. Ttto counter irritants-^-a mustard plaster And a woman shopping.—.fc/ye. A button on your shirt is worth two down the back of your neck.— Rich- tftond ficcorder. A cyclone is like three school girls walking abreast—it doesn't turn out for anything. — Texas Sifting*: A good liar is better com pun v than a truthful man with an impediment in his speech.— Drake's Magazine, There is a good deal of public praying done that doesn't menu anything In heaven or on earth.— Ham's Horn. The time comes when some men leave father and mother and cleave Unto their uncle.— Binri/iamton Leader. The week ought to bo short for the servant girl, considering the number of days she take* out— Elmiru Gazelle. Tenchor—"Wl»at are draft riotsP" FUpil—"Quarrels caused by people not shutting the door."— Kale Field's Washington, Jinks—"How did you come to lose BO much money on the racu?'' Winks — "Got too many tips before I started." -*-Good News. • Reading maketli H full man—that is, it lills his mind with words that does not know how to Indianapolis Journal. Minnie—"I hoard you are engaged. •Whom toP" Alioo-r-'Do you recoo-niao thsriiigP" Minnie—"Oh, vos, fliat's Billy Bowles'."— Jewelers" Circular. Woman is a groedy creature. She robbed man of a rib at the outset of nor career and she has been after his heart ever since. — Boston Transcript. "There is something snaky about that woman," said romantic Robert. "Probably her boa," suggested his practical sister.— Baltimore American. he pronounce.— 'vtts no more interested than lhat?" • 4 Oh. but 3-011 seeri was in them when lie folded.; t.heii(!.V/'A««dei/>/w« Times. Gray— vl took-.those ladies into the stock exchange, and 1 expected to hour them coin plain that there was SO much iioise that they couldn't hear themselves, think} but 'they didn't seem lo notice it at all. 1- don't understand it."^ Diiiiii — "0. that's all right. Those ladies are members of the sewing, circle in. our parish."— Boston Transcript. A hard-working woman wai naked: ••Madam, are you a woman'suflragi.slP ' 1 No, sir," was the answer; "['haven't time to be." "Haven't' time? Well, if you had the privilege of vbtino- •whom would you support'?" "The same man that I have supported for the last .ten years." "And who is .that?" "My husband."— Lincoln (A'eft.) Journal; -' .••: Seeker— "Do you know, dear bov, ij that I begin to feel that" our niutuoi friend Grant is getting quite fond of Miss Blusher. Indeed,; I have rensbn to feol that ho is her rapt admirer." Meeker— "Don't say! jWell. from the location of his arms when I passed them at the gate last night I would •YOUMG WOMEN'S VlME. WhAt ill It TThftt thoj- #o' : Whl<!h C be Alt****' "Kntft Does anybody know., what becomes of a giiT? " time? Was there ever a girl wliq'_could tell .what She did with .it or wifero'she pilfit, or account in any reasonable way. for its mysterious disappearance? ::(;< Are the gjrr$.jiijuute.i like the -lost piiiSj of which 'nobody ever finds a trace, tiiou'gli t'hfi factories liavu been at'lvork so : Ton''*'-' i I'm I one would think th if I the dropped -oilas would constitute ill' themselves flu adequate source of the Chimney Demons. Out on the;top of a chlmne.v tall. I caw a parcel of demons cram; Some ft Kfitf lifid Bowie Tn white, And others In robes as black as r Tliey'dfinced tofttether'; they- and Little Tommy— "Mamma, papa has been drinking." Mother—"What makes you think soP" Tommy—"He said that you wore an angel."— Texas Siftings. Chappie (as he rose to go) —"May I —aw—have a goorl-night kiss?" Rosalie—"I suppose so. You must miss your nurse awfully, don't you?"— N Y. Uernld. There is talk of forming a vacht club up in Canada of New Yorkers. Ihero should be no,diillcultv in doimr so. There are plenty of "skippers" up there. — Yon/sers. Statesman. He—"I really believe Miss Hi<rhup tried to cut us." She (rival belie)— "If shu had tried she would have suc- say that she was the wrapped member of the parly."— Boston Courier. ." The district assessor was out 'walking with his wife. "Ah, hen; comes that fussy old Judge Misery and his tiresome bettor half. I don't want to meet tiiem." "Quick, then, quick, in hurii," said his quick-willed -yyilVj and, opening an adjacent store,. door, she hurried the luckless man into a. store where the season's dearest bonnets were just being put on sale- — Flicgcncle lilaUer. .;...' ANTICS OF WAT.CHES. Hrokrn SprliigB Sulil !.. i'ollmv a Dlftplnr T Che Aiii'iirn IlnreulH. . over Y. see such a ceeded. Did you hatchet face?"—AT. "Now," said the professor, "I want you to illustrate the difference between music and noise." "Your own sm»'- ing and somebody's, else," replied the pupil contvieni\y.—Washington Star.' Bingo—"How is the new servant girl getting on?" Mrs. Bingo—"She's gone." Bingo—"Gone. Whv, what's the matter? 1 ' Mrs. Biu<>-o—"My dresses didn't lit her."— Clonk Ifcview. A woman who threw vitriol at :i man in Brooklyn the other day <>-ot some of it on her own beauty and suffered dreadfully. Ladies can not be too careful iu these indulgences. Judge. Mrs. Scadds— "Daughter, a girl should never throw herself at a youn" man." Miss Scadds—"Why,mamma?" Mrs. Suadds—"Because girls are usually very inaccurate iu their aim." Judyu. : Covert Coatos—"If I give you this candy will you tell your sister that 1 am waiting here for her?" Birdie Browue--"llow much more will you Decidedly the watch' is a very queer thing. It possesses s'ome una'ocount- nble peculiarities, as the Boston -.Globe rlsos to remark. Sonie time ago, when there 'had been a succession of fine displays of the aurora borealis, .it was estimated that iu a single night in Now York the main springs of not less than 3.000 watchos broke. -The estimate is based on actual inquiries. . Fiuti, sensitive-watches are particularly liable to be; effected by electrical atmospheric disturbances. 'Durin'ir the months of Julie, July find August, when these phenomena are niost c fre- quont, there aro more mainsprings broken than during all tWromniuinu- months of the'year. They break iu a variety of ways, sometimes' snapping into as man.y-as twenty-seven pieces. . . It is a fact-'that since the introduction of the electric ligl'it has become so general; a large number of watches, some of tiiem very fine ones, liavu become magnetized. While iu ihis cou- dUion they are useless as timo-keepprs. This defect used to • b,e considered iu- curablej, and because, of it thousands of watvjies have, been thrown away, after milch money had been spent on them '\n vain aUuhipts lo persuade thorn to keep good tim.e. Among the methods resorted to wore;'washing the parts iu garlic juice, retinishing ami-passing them through the. fire. But all' these devices were entire failures;or only in part eilVclive. .lhere_ are Occasions when ii is a very serious matter to have your watch magnetized. .The captain of an Atlantic steamer, before putting to sea on a recent voyage, was invited to inspect an electric dynamo machine, and examined its parts closely. Soon after getting on board the iteamer he'--noticed that the compass became strangely affected when he approached it. Whether he stood on the right or; the left, or immediately in front of the compass, the needle would '„:There are some thltigs which h;Vve I'lifs cupacity-'-for otter, annihilation. .Wild auinials are uetfet- found deaiPin' '•the forests^watoringriplace friendships vanish into. Wind swfjpt space; tho hole in the slocking speaks of a texture which oiice was lliE-re, but is there no longer;'-yet'these things get out of the world no more quietly and unaccountably, than 'the hours and minutes of a good, proportion of young women. There is a theory, which is commonly accepted, that a girl's time is all spent upon dress. Certainly a little of it goes a great way. but thu amount m'Jst be small. Older women, with many' social and domestic cares, dress quite as Well as young girls.and usually butler. ... .They cannot give all their time, or even any appreciable part of it, to the planning and purchasing of their raiment, so there is evidently a fallacy iu the idea that feminine attire is capable of uugrossiug the entire attention of a woman. There is another theory that a girl's time is spent in entertaining members of the other sex, but this is absolutely untenable. Evou the mildest of flirta"- lions calls for two Hit-tors, and, as the student of our social system is never weary of pointing out, we have no class of men \\ hosu time is their own. A girl may spend her evuuings and Sundays in amusing the masculine half of creation, but business hours are sacred from her invasion. Her will might be good to so spend the hours from sunrise till midnight,but in tho nature of ihe case her opportunities are limited. Is it domestic cares whiclrare so absorbing? The newspaper paragrapher would say not, and I llii'nk on the whole he was right. This is not because more girls are unwilling to share the household responsibilities, but because during ihe lime of their education home lifugoes on without their assistance, aud once out of school .they find no place ready made in which they can lie useful. .It is about as easy for the camel to go through the needle's uve as for the daughter of a.well-to-do family to find any domi-siic duties worthy the name in her father's house. There are yet other ways in which it is popularly supposed a girl's lime is employed, such us study aud correspondence. But did you ever go to a morning class? If so, you know perfectly well the formula: "I "was so busy I hadn't a uiiuutu to spare for preparation!" Have you any women among your correspondents, and did ono of them ever write a letter without explaining how busy she was and had been for weeks past and would be for weeks to come? Whatever the mysterious, give me if I don't tell my bl« brother r " " nl .° P e compass, th —Puck. y " oiot.iei C J in variably point to him. The compass "All that [ am or over hope to be 1 owe to my wife," said Marrowfat. "That's right," retorted Hicks. "Blame everything on your wife. It's Iho manly thing to ilo."—A". Y. Jlerald. Mr. Dolloy (tenderly) —"MissScadds, I indulge tho hope of some clay winning your love." Miss Scadds (shaking her head)—"My friends tell mu that you indulge too much, Mr, Dolley."— Kpoch. "Could you not, if you tried, grant mo u place in that icy heart of yours?" "My heart may bis of ice, .as you say, Mr. Sophluigli. But. all Ihu same, I am not iu the cold-storage business." —Indianapolis Journal. "We've got to economize, Maud,-" said Henry. "It's absolutely necessary." "Very well," returned Maud, "I shall give up your cigars." "And I will do without a fall bonnet," said Hun r y.— Hat-pur's liuaar. Miss Conny Suayur—"What an amateurish lot of pictures! The.ro seem-; to bu no life or vigor in thum." Jack Ritliok—-Tus, tho" motto of the hanging eommill.ee was evidently -The weakest must go to thu wall.'"— Pud.-.. "Did he literally steal?" said the, horrified friend wiuin ho heard of a trusted employe's-downfall. "Well,' 1 was tho reply, "as his method was to fix up thu accounts, I suppose you might say hu stole figuratively." ]\f'ashiiti/ton iSY'i/-. Fir.il Hi tie. boy—"My ma got a new dress yesl.erd.'iv, and ' she throw her arms around pa's neck. What, does your ma do when sho ir t .(s u HOW dross-?" Second little boy---"She, says she'll forgivn him. l>ul In-'mu<tn't Slav out latu again."-—Co//,: li'iihi.w. Mr. Flannulsiiil (doubtfully)—"What would you think it I should kiss you Miss Ethel?" Miss Hthel (indi'll'ur- eutly)—"Oh, I don't know. I'm not very original. I'd probably say just what 1 did to Harry Shoulderstraps and Capt. Cascabol. and thu rust of them."— jVushinyton Star. "A woman will do almost anvtliinv when she is desperate." -You" think so?' "I'm Sure of it, Thure's Miss bhowofl— she had » row with her nance on tho beach the other day, and she tot so mad that she walkod'dolib. eratoly mto the water with her bathin<* suit o« and ruiuod it."—Detroit Free Press. •. was worse than useless when he came nearjt. It was dangerous, and mh'ht wreck the ship, ~ D -This phenomenon alarmed and puzzled the captain not a little. At lemnh lie recalled his visit to the dynamo machine, and the true solution of the eccentric behavior of the masrnetic needle Hashed upon him. HU W atch had become magnetized. When he removed it the needle resumed its constancy to the polar star. v Watches frequently become magnetized in iron mines or machine shops, where they are incautiously brought near swift-running belts. " ° It is a well-known fact among horol- oirisls that no watch will keep the same time with two people. The cause has not yet been definitely ascertained, but it would seem that in some mysterious way a watch is affected by the temperament of the wearer. Tim moru physical differences in "ait and movement between different people is siillicient to account for all the , grinding tasks which fate imposes upon the young women who have apparently nothing to do, by their own confession studying and writing are not among things sought. Pel-hap* the subject is worthy of scientific: investigation. It would be af useful to the nice as the discovery 01 i he north pole, and, though the inquiry might be as long and tedious as au Arctic, exploration."it would not be "so dangerous. Industrially it miu-ht be of value. Here is a vast amount of labor, which wo know, on the testimony of every girl-in the laud, is put forth daily, vet without visible, result. Would not ix- uurimeins to m.-mu it proiiue.iive be as legitimate as those for the reduction of aluminium or the utilization of the wiiiruru - -,i,.'. With streamers out on the iilr unfurled I And the windy buples beiiiin'to blow And sent them seuriying-to and fro. : In irauzy garments they all were drest, : And one, wlt.h n lonfcth.v plnmo on his crest,' Was the leader of all withoutft doubt, And murshiiletl his forces round nbout,, With graceful jrestures, llko those at court, They bowed ilml courtesled, ftml"then 'they Foiifrht like fuvlefi, for none would yield, And not a remnant was left on the field. The chimney demons their part performed From mornimr till nlirht, unless It stormed; And I loved 1,6 wntch them lind note ihe shape Tlmt t'licli one took as It made escapo Out of tho shaft, and lo see them rise And melt, awny In the distant Bkle's; .-..•"• And when they were angry they rose the higher, • : ' • ' For then they were fed with a fresher flre. Comlo or traffic they seemed lo rte,:. ..... ]n whatever I lie mood I chanced io be; A i d Fancy led mo from dny to day To watch the-e plants lind midgets play. And even now that I'm older grown ] often sit, by the window nlono, A nd amuse myself as the dcmnng crawl Out of the top of the chimneys tall. —Independent THE STEPMOTHER. "The sweetest little cherub that ever you saw!''said Mrs. Constant. "But, oil, such a can 1 !'' . "I told you so, Mary," said old Aunt Arabella, sourly, "when.,you would insist on marrying a widower with a child!" ' " ' "But I loved him," said the little bride wistfully. "Stuff and nonsense!" said Aunt Arabella. "The woman never lived who could get along with another woman's child." "Well, I mean to try," said Mrs. Constant. "And I think I should manage splendidly if only, the .first Mrs. Constant's old-maid sisters would keep away, and Mr. Constant's mother-in- law by his first wife wouldn't persist in coming hero every day to see if Dila has enough flannels on, and eats her quantum of oatmeal, and says her catechism regularly." "Tell Bridget not to lot them in," suggested Aunt Arabella. "And make mischief between John aud his firsl wife's relations!' 1 said Mrs. Constant. "Oh, I couldn't do'thal!" Just then the door fluw open, and little Dita herself trotted in. a golden- tressed, pink-cheeked fairy of three years old. And close "beside her stalked her maternal grandmother. Mrs. Cartwhistle, with the two Misses Cartwhistle following in the rear. "I am surprised, Mary," said the step-mother-in-law "lo hear from Bridget that Perdita is allowed to wear her best white frock every day!" ' She looks so pretty in it,'" said Mrs. Constant, pleadingly. "And she will soon outgrow it." "It is not the way my girls were brought up," said Mrs. Cartwhistle. "I've just Ix-en counting over her dresses, a dozen sashes, eighteen ruffled and embroidered skirts—" . "A child like that need-s a great not variations that have be.un observed. Personal Appotirunuo of St The I'nul following fragment of early Clin--ti:iii literature is unquestionably of great antiquity, some of the foremost writers on Christianity haviii"- gone so far as to attribute it to St. Paul himself. The copy from which it was taken is iu Greek and is now reposino- in the Bodleian Library,' Oxford Eif! gland: "When Paul was going up to Icon- iiiui, as lie lied from Antiocli, he was .-iccompanitid by Ilermogonns and Demas. men full of groat hypocrisy. 1'iU 1 uul, intent only on thu goodness ol God. suspected no evil ».f thorn ol h'ving them exceedingly, makin Gospel of Christ pleasant unto the them mill discoursing to them of thu know!edge of Christ as it had boon revealed to him. ••Mm '•Huiiry asked me to bo his wife last "J it,".she told her chum. .-Oh I',,, delighted, Gertrude. And how did appei.P -.Well, he asked me, and id Y.os, 1 and then lie just stood UP his arms." "What! {| 0 folded boon revealed a certain man named Oiiosi- phorous and his wife., Lucira, and Hum- ciildron Simmia and Zwno, heariuo- that I ant was coming to Iconium wont forth to meet him that they nii-'ht rt'foivu him into their house, for TiTus hail informed them of ttm personal ao. pi-aranee of Paul, but as yet they had not known him in th<> Hush. WalkiiK- thiti-Kl'ore, in the King's hi"-|iwiy which loads towards Lvsira? they waited, expecting to receive him. Not long after th.oy saw Paul cnmin-r •tinyards il.um. He was small ,ft stature, bald, his legs distorted, his eyebrows knit together, his uoso iiquil- inc. but was in all a man mauifostlv inllo tho grace of God. his countun". ancDbi'iug sometimes like that of uu solar force? Anthropologists might spare a 'little time from the study of cranial development and turn their attention to finding out what becomes of a girl's time. It ought sin-idy to bu done, if for no olhur reason than to grntifv the duar '.'iris themselves, who" cor la inly are as much in iho dark on ihis question as anyone else. — Knte. Field's Washington. Enormous Brain and Thin Skull. When Ivan Turgeueff, the groat Russian novelist, died in 1883, his brain-was removed for tho purpose of weighing it, ihe clisliiiguislied physicians and surgeons having often remarked tiiu extraordinary size of his head. When placed on the delicate balances the brain was found to wei"h exactly 2.012 grammes. The tiioauiu"- of this can be belief understood when it is known that thu weight of the average human brain is but 1 890 grammes. Tur<reneff's brain was the heaviest that has yet been weighed, Culver's coming next, his havin°- weighed 1,800 grammes, There are many cases in which an ''extraordinary intellect has been accompanied by a heavy brain weight, but men whose menial superiority is understood by friend and foe have ofien had brains under tho average weight. One other peculiarity of Turgeneff was iho surprising thinness of his skull. When at school he often fainted from being playfully tapped on the templus by his school-fellows. The post-mortem. many changes," said Mrs. Coust.-iTit. "Aid thai big doll of hers," added Miss Susanna Cartwhistle, "with the flaxen hair and the eyes that open aud shut. I declare it's positive idolatry— that's what it is.""~"^ Mrs. Constant winced. "But, indeed, Susanna," said she, "I didn't huv the doll! It was a gift from her god-mamma to Dita." "I think it ought to be sold for the benefit of the heathen," Miss Malina said. "And I was shocked to see Bridget giving hnr jam—yes! raspberry janf— upon her bread and butter, for dinner " added the old lady. "It's very plain," apqlosris'id t'ne yoiiug stepmother. "I made it im-. sulf, lust summer. And Dita is so fond of it." "Mo yiku waddery dam," solemnly (jniinciaiml this small bone of couten- lion, who had been looking gravely from OIIH in another of ihu speakers. "Is a child's digestion of no consequence?" demanded Mrs. Cartwhistlu. ••Are the rules of hygiene to be 'so' entirely at defiance?" Mis.s Maliua questioned. "Thn seeds of disease to be iinwlaiit- ed even at this early age?" added" Miss Susanna. But her Aunt Arabella rose, up, bustling and indignant, in her niece's dulence. "It strikes me, ladies," said she, "that we are all of us muddlinjr with what is none of our business. My nieco, Mary, as the wifu of Charles Constant and stepmother of this little child, is doubtless a better judo- 0 O f these matters than we protend to be. Mary, if you aro going out shoppimr "Wnatcanone expect of'a stop- mother?" gloomily demanded 'Miss Susanna... • -, .. ' And the gfanrlmoUieir-aiid the two maiden. aUnts,.webt srririrly away. But when Mrs. Constant returned from her- siio.ppin'g expedition, there was an.evident atmosphere of consternation about the house. Mrs. Carl whistle stood, sobbintr in the middle of .the floor, with a pocket- handkerchief pressed to. her eyes; Miss Malina and Mjss Susanna were htirry- itig-to and fro. ,.wildlv wringing their iia'ndsj and Mr. Constant'-himself had just, arrived in a. cab. "Dear me!" cried tlio young step, mother, u What can have happened?" ' -'I told you so!", .said Mrs. Cart- whistle, ' >....,. "I always prophesied it!" said. Miss Malina, ; ....-• / . ''I foresaw it from tire very-bSgin- ing!" said Miss Susanna. : • "But what is the. niattcrP^' gtisped .Mrs. Constant, 'tflas anything happened to—to denr,little Ditn?" "She's drowned!" said. Mrs. Cart- whistle'. "In the great Persian jar!" saiil Susanna, » "Filled it with watnr out of the bathtub, and then crawled in herself denr, sweet innocent!" sobbed Miss Malina. "Oh, dear, Oh, dear! 1 knew something would.happen when you so heartlessly refused her innocent plea to accompany you." But the poor young wife p'n^hed her way frantically through the C'MI- fusion. "Where is she?" sho iriisnod. "Dita Where have they laid her?"' "We—'we linin'i d'M'L'il to touch her," answerecf Miss Malina, with 'a burst of hysterical tears. "But there's her doar little shoe in n puddle of water on the carpet, and her lovely golden hair floating on top! Oh. dear! don't let Charles go near her! Oh, dear! to think that she should be drowned, alid no one near to help her! It all comes of a stepmother's neglect. I'Mamma! Mamma!" piped a little voice at the self-same moment, and Mrs. Constant felt a tiny hand pulling at her dress, and turned to behold Dita held up iu Bridget's arms. "Sure, ma'am, I found her fast asleep on the garret floor," said Bridget, "wid her precious at m under her head. An'to think of the thrick she played us, wid the big doll drowned in the chancy jar, an' its yally hair float in' a-top, just for all the wurrold like missy's own!" "Dolly" dirty!' Dolly have bath!" complacently proclaimed Miss Perdita. And then, naturally enough, Mrs. Constant fainted awayiu her husband's arms. When she came to her senses again, the house was restored to its usual stillness and composure, and she was lying upon a sofa, with her husband at her side, and little Dita playing on the floor at no great distance. "Where is Mrs. CurtwhistleP' said. Gone," said Mr. Constant. JUMPING itnrbf* StVeni to toe ^ ( Perfo*h» •thl* i>nt tci PArfeetloA., M«st pcop'lfi nri' nwafe that h iin.' ver.v i':i"K'fy'auvi'H>i| in the \ in Aii-.lr.-ui'i nrNoiv Zealand, hut tiiii so wi-li kndtvh .that the i|jg says tlwe London i. .'Suliirtfny h lessening aniiiially in'suverltv to an extent ih'al it is expected iu » f e , generations it will disappear ge.th'er. - •• ••'.Tn(Si"f 1'iities <>f I he-Steeplechase com hear -Melbourne consist principally posts Jind rails:aiiilsioni', -walls, from' feet 10 inches to 4 feet 4 inchusii height. .The sight of thu amhuliim wagon a'ccoiiipanying'the race iu inner circle must be horribly suvgo ivei The Pari-uiutuel..or totalisal.,, as it is called in Australia,—a machiai bv the way, whie,i coats as much £875—is. very popular. The pro)., etors are allowed to charge a commji sion of 10 per cent upon the tno invested i'n it. and out, of this they made to pay a royalty of 8 1-2 CDnt to Ihn racing clubs, the renniii iug 1 1-2 per cent being their onl profit. In New Zualatid about £50,0 a year is added to the amount given stakes by this means. Horses of a kind may be bought Australia for a sovereign, or even lei for £15 or £20 a "really servi hack or carriage horse * may hi chased," and 120 guineas is the est price that Lord Onslow has k to nave been given for a earring) burse. In Australia they hunt UK wild dog, the kaugaroo, or a drag. lj | New Zealand hunting began with pj. per chases: later on some hares wen imported, and there arc now eluvcui packs of hounds in the island. liai-be® wire is moru or less common all over the colony, aud on the Canturbur; plains, whore there is'uo bush, it jj used most extensively. "Ii is. precisely in this wire district that huntiu* cliiuily nourishes.'' We read of a rni "seven milo*' straight, wilhoul a check over thu .stillest wire country." In another run "every 'fence" w "of wire, or hail wire in it, SOIIIH fool or so above tho <ror.se hedge''—ive closed the book aud~shut our eyes foci n few moments mi reading ihis! — "and yet then; n as not a single fall," anil a: man who rnduvsixlecn stone was til-j ways with ihu hounds and lirst in all the dcnili." Thu master of Iho burton hound* says that even horses! pumped, a i ihu end of a run, wliunL.o tlmy ,-irn apt tn got careless al tiinbijr,pg( '•in-vur Inki*. any liburlics with wiro.|f^i nlw.'iys clearing it. A lior-n- si^uins tolfci she And so have Maliua and Susanna—and they \V I I 1 »mi*£»t» nnmn K.. n l. i_ il«_ i will never come back to this house again. It is quite true they are my that gives you as they lost wife's relatives, but them no title to assail have done to-day. You have been more than a mother to little Dita, and the child's love bears a mute testimony to this. Hereafter with her, as well dearest, as with me, your will shall be law." His Name Is Moses. bont The bride looked timidly around. "If Mrs. Cartwhistlo, and Malina and Susanna will excuse me," said she' doubtfully. •"i 0 ™. wo aro of no said Miss Malina, with head. consequence " a toss of the which revealed the «>f the brain, also post-mortem, enormous weight proved that the in • ,. * ~ |*r **' W1 * *-"nv ma skull was so thin that it would yield to the pressure of thu finger and "thumb, —of. Louis lieptiblic. Skeletons in a Wall. A strange discovery has been made lM-aiicout the Chateau Cuamplain, A grower found that his vineyard was nicumbured by an old, decayed wall anil obtained permission to have it pulled down. Iu a sort of cavity ho discovered two male skeletons with tlioir necks, hands, uutl feet'riveted together with iron fetters. Some rein- iia.itsof clothes reduced to dust wore found on the ground where the skeletons lay, as woll as some. ru3t v fron fragments. •> "Pray don't remain at home on our account," said Miss Susanna. "We are just going to 1 take leave ourselves," said Mrs. Cart whistle, sourly. "Me do, too, mamma," coaxed little Dita, seizing hold of tho skirts of Mrs Constant's dress. "Me do with oo " "No, darling,.no, with oo. said Mrs. Con- boll for Bridget. stant, ringing the "You are too'little." "Exercisu is good for the child " in- tei ilp sed grandmamma Cartwhistle. nitn'a .v,';!!? 6 for I> " This was know you wore oroupy added Mrs. Constant, "I never could find it in my heart to a ir*i n n \\ 11 A ». I... i _...». i. ••.. Dita's mite. "And you last night," tenderly. ' Well> oroaked "But, added Susanna, "a stepmother knows nothing of the sensations that agitate a true maternal heart " And the bride, fairly driven to the last extremity of patience, took an abrup departure, leaving the small UUa shrieking in the arms of Bridget, wh. H he.r raudmoih Llewellyn Lloytl of ihu Welsh set- tltement owns a lame crow ihul c.ickles ike a hen and crows like a rooster. His name is Moses. Early one July morning Mr. Lloyd heard a peculiar crowing in a tree near his bedroom window, and looking out he saw Moses sitting on a limb as dumb as a clam, says a Scran ton dispatch to the N. Y. Sun. In ji moment Moses stretched out his neck aud crowed almost exactly like one of the roosters in Mr. Lloyd's flock, and ever since then hu has buuti imitating that particular rooster, even to Hying upon the fence and Happing his wings before he crows. Sometimes he s'truts around the barnyard and makes believe he is a rual rooster. Thu cock that Moses had got in the notion of imitntinu- soon became tired of being mocked bysthe crow, and whenever Moses started to crow on tliegroiyul near him he pitched at the black imitator and made him IIy high. From the peak of the barn or the top of a iree Moses would limn mock the rooster until he became hoarse, and during tho rest of thu day hu would roost in silence iu ihu shade. A few weeks after Moses Had luiirned to crow ho took it into his head to cackle like a lieu and after a little practice he did it to perfection. There was a black hen in the flock that Moses became very much attached to. bhe laid everyday in some smartweuds in a corner of the barnyard, and while she was on her nest Moses lingered near and kept an eye on her. The moment Biddy stepped from her nest and started to cackle Moses cackled too. aud he kept cackling and walk- lief s^ <t er - Uati ' Sl '- e ha(l fillishetl Hock. Then Moses stole away and stopped Ins noise, going in a roundabout way to Biddy's nest, where he sucluul tho ega while ii was warm. 1 no shell he ludin another part of the yard. Mr. Lloyd found nineteen shells there one day and hu put a slop to the crow s egg-eating habit by con- nning him in a cage for a montli. ».v that time the hc-n'hud ch-is her nest, but Moses soon found out it was bv tugging her around have aiiaiural dread of gulling into If wire." A fence of barbed "uire. which|| was jumped by four IIIIMI in a ruiMViisll meaNuruii by Lord Ouslnw's ordure, i| and ii tiu-iiud out lo bu "over livu || fed" iu height. If Wull may the croaker-, "who proph-H esy that tin' increasing use of wire for fcnunur in England is liiu doom of fox hunting." taku Imari whun they read about ihe wire jumping in Now Zealand. Tiie already quoted master'of the A-dibnrtou hound-i savs: --We think very liitlool' ordinary wire, but barbed and double barbed— a fence with barbed wire cac i side of a bank, sometimes six fuel apart and four feot higii—lake a good lot of jumping;" whioli »p, can easily believe. Horses will) Touchstone blood in their veins suum particularly to excel at wire- jumping. No More Artilluiijl Teeth. Old age is robbed of half its terrors and nine > of its deformity by the brilliant discovery of a Mo»cuw' dentist, Dr. Ziiamuiisky, who, according to a possibly oversanguine Russian contemporary, has delighted the civilized world by his skill in making teeth grow in toothless gums. After experimenting on dogs he tried I lie ef- fecl of his .method in human beings, and the success was complete. The; leulh aro made of }nilta-pere.lia, porcelain, or meial, as may be desired. The root of the false tooth has some, holes bored in it. Holes are now bored into the jaw, anil into the hole the false tooth is stuck as is a nail in wood. Ill: a short t.imu a lender growth starts up the cavity of the false tooih. and this growth hardening Ihu tooth beeomua fixed in nosiliou. Those new loolli can, according to the inventor, bo placed iu the alveolus of a naturul tooth, and thus when a diseased toolli is pulled out a m u |a.| of porcelain substitute can be. iusurled in iu place without incurring aiiy risk of transferring disease, as Imppuiiud in Hull- |! ters days, when i.!io jip'p.-n-untlv soun< teeth of poor persons when i planted not infrequently conveyed dis ease. There,are several minor incuu sisteucius in this statement, but would be. ungracious to look sucli noble gift in iho mouth, especially a according to dentists of good authorit our race is diKslined eventually to be come • • • - - * r> "" MVJIJ Lint.^ ui liUUU UnlM 1 race is destined eventually ti 10 edentulous.— Me.dwll I'r'ess. Ilari-eled Up His Son. An h -° she waqt to it under the fanning null on the barn lloor. Mr. Lloyd tonally concluded to let the cunning black rascal have his own wav and since then Moses bus daily gobbled up his favorite heu's warm egg! l and f grandmother rouud, a atinu; chorus. ''Shu has no heart at all! Mws Maliua. maiden - growled "I told Charles how it would be when Mrs. Cartwhistle. Every workman in Japan wears on his cap au4 on his back an inscription giving his business and his employer's name. Street Calilo Halliday. the inventor of thu cable street-car system, states that the si°-ht of six horses vainly endeavorin«- B to dra«v a car up » steep hill at San Francisco farm •Buu'gwietf to him U.e datiou f->i- h eccentric man named Geor<*( Bump, living in North Lyme, Conn, thu other afternoon attempted to put t head in a cider barrel, but could nol make the head stay while ho ti"liteued the hoops. S6 he put his 6-year-ol< sou, who is duaf and dumb, in tin barrel lo hold up the head, and soo] tho barrel was headed up. Bumi went to work iu the liuld and for«-Q his son, until his wife asked him when the boy was. Bump ran lo the barrel, knocked out the head, and found th bc.y breathing through the bunghole, but so frightened that ho went into spasms. Bump was arrested, but was afterward boe " released. Ho has always for his absent-mindedness. The H«t and the Oluiri. A rat that was fooling around the clams in an ice chest mot with serious accident. A largo clam had its shells open, taking iu some n-esli air. was suddenly disturbed by something that made it very mad causing it to close its doors ti<r[ U and" nph.1 tho intruder u prisoner. The clam hud shut flown upon a hind le of a rat. Thu rodent squealed, aa the noise attracted attention enough to inquire into the cause of it. The was slam, but it coulil not bu rat stuushud iiit O f

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