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MRS. FLimS TLIUTATIOX.
Mrs. Flitt was a very pretty woman,
and was well aware of the fact, for ber
husband bad told her bo at leant a thou
sand times a year during tbo few years
of her married lifo, and ber mirror had
told the tame tale tunny times a day
sinco she bad become a woman. But
husband's compliments sometimes bo-
come tirosomo by repetition, and a mir
ror, after all, is an iiiBcnsato bit of glass
with do voice, and even without any
eyes of its own, so it camo to puss that
Airs. Flitt simply ached ut times for a
change of admirers, and was gratciul
for the complimentary glances she often
reeoivod from tho rather awkward bum
D6bs men wbo constituted about all of
the masculine society that ber husband
could introduce to her. Although not
very religious, and even loss fond of
other peoples cniutren man uer own,
sue took a class in the Sunday-school
because she had occasionally detected a
calf-like young man who officiated as
librarian staring admiringly at iter in
church. Her physician, a very young
man. had. through bis ignorance, caused
ber to lose a very promising child; but
she could not baro to part with him, for
she had selected bim on account of a
pair cf beautiful bluo oyes which he
knew how to uso to advantage.
As timo went on Mrs. Flitt's dosire for
admiration inoreased instead of dimin
ishing, and as ber eociul circle of ad
mirers did not keep paco with it, she
bad a great deal of unnecessary shop
ping at stores whero thero wore mala
salesmen, and daily replonitfdod the fam
ily lurdor ut markets and groceries where
tho proprietors or assistants know now
to evinco any admiration that they might
feol, and sho bougut tuo lamiiy coal uy
the half ton at a yard two miles from
tho house, because tho clerk at tho desk
always had somothing now to say about
liis rather prosaic article of trade, and
looked Mrs. Flitt full in tho face wUilu
he was talking.
Through all this ploying with tiro,
Mrs. Flitt, like every other married
woman that ever started on the broad
and pleasant road to bad, OHsured her-
" self that Bhe was entirely respectable
and a faithful wife. How much longer
aho might bnvo remained in blissful ig
noranco of herself (Iocb not concern this
. oarratiyo, for an unexpected incident
suddenly caused a change to come oyer
the spirit of hcrdieams.
Mrs. Flitt started down towu ouo
morning to do boiuo shopping, and as
purchasing wai not ber olo purpose,
she was arrayed in her best, while her
face and fiiruro wero, as usual, fully
competent to attract attention. The
hour was rather ton early to bo fashionu
bio, but this was all the better for Mrs.
Flitt's doublo purposo, for bor favorito
clerks would not be as busy as they
might bo later in tho day. Sho walked
through th Btreet, from far over on tho
westsidoof the city, to tuko the Fifth
avenue stage, but after reaching tho ave
nue, sho wulked slowly dowu and
allowed two stages, containing only
women, to pass ber; tho third one, how
ever, sho entered, for though it con
tained only one man, and not room for
many more, the said man seemed
through tho window to be stylishly
dressed and handsome just tho sort of
man, iu short, that Mrs. Hilt liked to
have admire her.
And Mrs. Flitt was not disappointed;
the young man not ouly appeared to
better advantage than when viewed from
the sidewalk, but ho at once fell to ad-
miring Mrs. Flitt so earnestly, yet so
respectfully, that the lady was at first
pleased, then delighted, and, finally, so
filled with satisfaction at hor victory
, over several others, no homely ladies in
the stage, that she entirely forgot to pay
ber fare. Mrs. Flitt did not look at tho
gentleman at all, for, with all her ex
perienoo, she did not acquire a particle
of boldness; by looking at the ladies on
cither aide of him. however, or staring
at the marvelous landscape which tbo
makers of the omnibus had painted
above the window line, or looking
through the windows themselves, as if
recognizing some long-lost acquaintance
on the sidewalk, she informed hersolf
perfectly as to the occupation of tho
, young man's eyes. Noting that her hair,
which really was very pretty, was being
admired, she slowly turned hor bead to
display the parting line at the side,
where the studied disarrangement was
certainly bewitching. When the young
nan's eves wandered to her throat,
where a bit of 1 wo was cangbt by a dia
mond spark, Mrs. Flitt almost imper
ceptibly raised her chin a little to dis
play Ler neck, which sho rightly bo
lieved was far prettier than its adorning.
And, as she knew her eyes and month
were very effective when used to the
best advantage, she parted both a trill
more than they nsnally were io repose,
ao that altogether she was a most sightly
object and attracted the attention of all
of her own sex wbo were in the omni
bus. Bat to women of Mrs. Flitt's organiza
tion, the devouring glance of a man,
even were ha a well dressed ruffian, is
more satisfying than the adoration of the
feminine contingent of the heavenly host
ould be, ao she abandoned herself to
the admiration of the handsome fellow
opposite her, until she felt that she in
stinctively knew whenever bis eyes won
dered. Once she felt sure he was look
ing at her hand, and, glancing stealthily
at him, aw she was correct, so she
brought to the front her left hand.
which was the prettier of the two, and
by the me she bad pretended to tighten
the bracelet on her wrist and more
gracefully arrange tho portmonnaie
that hung on her forearm, she pat the
baud through at least a dozon graceful
poses, and might have increased the
number had not her paranol, which
rested on ber right arm, fallen to the
Bhe looked at the parasol in a pretty,
half helpless way, and the handsome
young man was on bia feet in a minute.
She partly stooped, and so did he; their
hands met for a mere instant, near tbe
floor, but the gentleman was tho quick
er, and he hautled the parmol to its
owner with a profound bow, which was
rewarded by a graceful nod and smile.
Then a jolt, just as New York omnibusos
indulgo in, at the rate of about one a
second, disturbed the young man's bal
ance, or aemed to, and he droppod into
a seat beside Mrs. Flitt.
'The lady rearccly know whether to be
ploased or disappointed; the young man
could no longer look at her without be
ing rude; but, on tho other band, it was
not unpleasant to sit ber-ide so handsome
a man. But tbo admirer was equal to
the emergency; he turned his head and
protended to look through the window
between them, upon which Mrs. Flitt.
partly in modesty, of which she still had
quito a valuable remnant, and partly to
display hor artistic black hair and shape
ly shoulders, turned ber head slightly
away. Whi'o passing Madison square
the young man ventured a remaik in a
low tone, but it was only about tho Far
ragnt statuto, which certainly, thought
Mr. Flitt. Wi a topio upon which any
two Americans had a right to converse,
even if they did not happen to bo ao
quainted. The remark led to another,
and beforo Mrs. Flitt knew it she was
engaged id conversation with the young
mun about statury in gonoral, and as
she knew very little about statuary or
anything clso but dress, which has noth
ing to do with statues, she listened while
her companion talked, looking prettier
under the influence of tho large brown
eyes fastened u;on her own, and the
warm breath that issued from lips a
scant foot away from her cheek.
Ah the omnibus passed Qrace church,
the young man abruptly changed tho
topio of conversation by asking Mrs.
Flitt to note the Htrango cbango of ap
pearanco of tho spiro when viewed from
different points. It was almost with re
luctance that the lady turned hor head
away to do as advised, but she stared at
tho spiro for at leasts minute, when sud
denly the Btage stopped uiid tho driver
shoatgd down through tho hole beside
"Some lady in thcro hain't paid her
Mrs. Flitt turned her head and joined
in tho general Bturo peculiur to Buch oc
casions, when suddenly sho discovered
that her casual acquaintance wns gone.
Sho was really grieved at this discovery,
for having always been taught to mis
trust acquaintances, kIio felt that uho bad
learned something that would justify
her iu setting such cautions at defiance.
Meanwhile tho stage stood still, and she
was arouaed from her reflections by hear
ing tho driver shout:
Sny, inside, thero, ain't yor goia' to
pay yor fare, after ridiu' all tho way
from th BtreeV"
Suddeuly Mrs. Flitt almost sprang
from her seat, for she remembered that
nho had iatomled to band her faro to tho
handsome young man to pass up for her,
and had deferred doing so from momeut
to moment becauso sho could not boar
to breult in upon her own passive enjoy
ment. Sho moved her right hand quick
ly to take some money from her port
mouuaio. but that iuiportuut portion of
her outfit was gono, although tho cord
still hung upon her arm. Sho looked
tloor, but the little wallet was not
"I've been robbed I" sho exclaimed,
glancing suspiciously at every other
woman in the stage.
"No. you hain't, ma'am," said a stout
old lady near the door, who had got in at
Union Square; "your husband took it
with him when ho got out; I saw him
put it in his pocket."
"Ho isu't my husband!" assorted Mrs.
"Oh, isn't he?" said tho old lady, who
immediately looked contemplative, and
then remarked, "Well, if ho isn't ho
pught to be."
Then tho other ocaupauts of tho stage
smiled, sniffed, giggled, occording to
their respectablo natures, and tho driver
renewed his demand for five cents, upon
which poor Mrs. Flitt hurriedly left tho
Btage, her eyes filling so quickly with
tears that sho did not see the chance sho
hail for slepping on the toes of the dread
ful old woman who had provoked the
laugh at her expense.
At first Mrs. Flitt thought she would
borrow five cents at some one of the
shops that sho patronized, and ride di
reotly home; then she thought sho would
go down to the office where ber husband
was employed and tell him that she had
been robbed, but the more she wondered
the more she cried, so she hurried into a
shop and tried to compose her face, suo
cecdingly only partly. Then she turned
abruptly down a side street, and walked
through unfashionable avenues until she
reached her home. Tin day was warm,
the cutters of tbe avenne exhaled a sick
ening smell, common-looking people
stared curiously at ber reil and swollen
eyes, an imp of the sidewalk gravely re
buked ber for drinking so early in tbe
morning, and even policemen eyed her
narrowly. Arrived at home she threw
herself upon a lounge and finished her
cry in good old hysterical fashion. Then
she sought out her children and aston
ished them wi,b manifestations of motu-
erly affection, and when her husbauJ re
turned at night he speedily grew several
years younger under the long-withheld
caresses of bis wife.
And although Mrs. Flitt became somo-
wbat more religious, she gave up ber
Sunday school class. New York Hour.
Meeting at a conrt one day, Rochester,
ith mock politeness, thus aocostod Bar
row, the witty divine. "Doctor, I am
too re to my shoe tie. To wuicu Har
row re joined, "My lord. I am yours to
the ground." Rochester followed with,
Doctor. I aja yours to the center. The
doctor returned, "My lord, lam yonrs
to the antipodes." Rochester, scorning
to be foiled by a piece of musty divinity,
as he termed Barrow, replied, "Doctor,
I am yours lo the bottomless pit."
Whereupon Barrow, turning on his
heels, quietly observed. "There, my
lord, I leave yon i"
There were fat women, and thin wo
men, ugly women and pretty women,
dowdy women and stylish women, old
and yoong, all sorts and conditions, sizes
and shapes, without regard to race, color
or previous condition or servitude, that
passed in two nnending streams in and
out tbe doorwuy of a hair catting estab
lishment on Chestnut St. recently. Each
component of the incoming moss of fem
inity secured a large white card that
looked like a freight tag, and pasved up
stairs with it. Each of theoutgoers
stopped at the foot of the stairs. Each
one "prinked" in front of it gave most
of her attcution to the lank or curly
locks on her marblo or otherwise brow.
Then each advanced to the counter and
didn't have an ehange. Chango was
made for each and then each departed.
"Whence this tidal wave?" asked a
reporter of the Times of Mr. Hopkins,
"Tidal waves are ont of fashion. This
is tbe 'shingled bang.' From the '27th
of May to the 20th of June this year we
have cut 3030 'shingled bangs,' contin
ued the manager. "Tho movement
struck us in May and we worked iu full
f jrco every day through tho mouth till
tho 27ih on tho old system of 'next.' So
wo introduced checks. Each lady, us
sho enters, gots a numbered check,
which she takes up stairs with her and
waits till her number is called. Some
of 'em wait for hours. Frequently we
find a dozen standing in front of tho
shop when we open at 8 o'clock. We
have turned away fifty or sixty in a day.
Since Juno 2(ith the number lias rison
from an averago of 100 a day to at least
150 a day. On many days we cut 200,
and 180 is a very usual number. We
have nioo dre.'.sers working all the time."
"What is tho shingled bang?" asked
"The shingled bang is simply a man's
hair cut. We begin at the forehead,
and raiting tbo hair on our fingers cut
right straight back to tho part betweon
the front and back hair, which is just at
the ears. We graduate the lengl h as we
cut back, leaving it longest at tho fore
boad. The hair thus removed is from
six to twenty-four iuches in length."
"What makes it ho fashionable?" was
"Well, it's cooler a good deal, for one
thing, and it saves an immonse amount
of trouble; just half the work of hair
dressing. Ladies only have to Mo' their
back hair now, and so they don't swal
low but half tho number of hairpins they
used to, and so have twico the number
of boot and button hooks. There are
only half tho number of breakfasts and
dinners kept waiting and only half as
much musculino profanity as there used
to bo. Tho shingled bang has an evan
"Then married women effect tho shin
"Of course they do, in great numbers.
Although tho larger part of our custom
ers oro 'misses,' we shinglo many a gray
head. One woraau who was here yester
day must havo been 55 years old, and
frequently wo cut hair whoso roots uro
"Isn't that gray hair very valuable?"
"Yes, by far the most bo. So valuable
that its owners luvariablo keep it after
it is cut. Wo givo it to them us they
"Aro thero any other fashionablo
"There ii a very curious bang that is
very dillloult to cut, and, jiko tho
Grecian bend and o her queer fashions,
originated accidentally. It is called the
'ttopb' bang aud simply consists iu cut
ting the hair iu ridges liko a terrace
across tho head. It is just tho kind of
coitl'uro that is arrived at by a woman
who tries to cut her own hair straight
and doesn't succeed, becauso bIio doesn't
know tho trick of raising the hair as she
proceeds. Somebody did it, I suppose,
ono day, aud some one clso who saw her
beforo sho nad timo. to go to a hairdress
er's and get herself fixed up thought it
was a new fashion, and so it started. We
have many instances of ladies who try to
cut their own baugs and then havo to
come to us. Queer cuts they are. Some
hare cut their hair off tho right side,
and can't get any further; others huve
let the scissors Blip, and alaseed out a
front liko a Virginia rail fence."
"I waa cutting bangs till 10 o'clock
last night," said Mrs. Buch, as Bhe stood
behind tho counter of her establishment
on Ninth street, surrounded by what
seemed to bo an array of scalps. "Tho
last customers I had were two young
ladies, one of whom had curly hair.
'Why didn't you make my bangs like
hers?' Baid tho other. 'Why don't you
have curly hair?' said I. Curly hair is
much prettier in a bang. All theso
which yon see are false bangs. There
are just as many falso bangs worn as real
ones," said Mrs. Buch confidentially.
"We can not begin to supply the de
mand." "Mercy!" gasped the reporter, "are
tho women getting bald?"
"No," was the answer, "but they don't
want to cut their hair. They can't bo
ont of the fashion, but they know that
the fashion will change. Besides their
husband object to their spoiling their
hair, as they call it. One lady whose
hair I did cut last night said that her
husband had threatened to pull the rest
of her hair out if Bhe had any cut off.
That is a Langtry bang, "said Mrs. Buch,
pointing to a row of glossy clusters,
whose silky auburn was like enough to
Julia's tresses to have proven an unequal
match for nine-tenths of the hair
dresser's customers. "That and the
'shingled' bang, the straight hair here,
are tho most fashionable. Wo import
all tho bair. Yon cau't get hair in this
country in any quantity. People keep it
themselves. The best quality is call (hi
French hair, no matter where it comes
from. It is the trade name. The yellow
hair i mostly imported from Denmark.
In making a bang of any kind of falsi
hair each single spear has to be tied by
hand in bits of netting. The best of this
netting is made in Faris from white hu
man hair. It costs f0 cent an mch and,
as vou seo, looks through the hair exact
ly iike tho hnman sea p. The iuferor
quality is made of silk and costs $0 a
vard. The trouble is, it turns yellow.
Here's a beauty," continued the enthusi
astic artist, taking an iron-silk front out
of a book. "See, that hair is like s:lk
and all that curl is natural. That's going
to Atlantio City, but all the sea for iu
New Jersey won't uncnrl it. That's a $10
one. They run from S3 50 up. Phila
Pro Jure Wagon and loal Cart.
A wild-eyed but pleasant looking
young man with bucolic aspect and big
foot presided over the destinies of a pro
duce wsgon that moved clumsily down
Warren street yesterday. It waa drawn
by a team of monso looking horses
whnae heads hung nearly to tho ground.
They almost steppod on their noses, and
created the impression that they were
scenting for gas leaks. But the wild
eyo.l man sat erect, with his face toward
the west and evidently sniffing tho air of
New Jersey from afar. He knew he
wanted to get to the further shore, but
was totally unable to locate the terries.
When about half a block from Broad,
way he stopped his team by a well-nigd
imperceptible twitch at the reins and a
soft "whoa," and for a moment sank his
head in thought. Then a voico won lift
ed from the rear.
'That, d'ez want the entoire metropo
lie?" It was tbe voice of a coal cart driver,
and tho voice was husky with emotion.
"Goon back to Pura-rop-po, ye Joraey
The countryman turned around in hi
seat, hold his breath till his eyes bulged
and then said with great originality :
"All, pull down your est."
"Git out, yo cross eyed bung starter.
Oi'll cum up thero and jump on jcz
Upon this the rural delegate stuck out
his touguo in derision ut tho coal cart
driver, and jerking tho lines violently,
yelled "Yerp there!"
J. lie dismal-looking Dorses, who naa
apparently found a leak and buen stupa-tie-tl
by the gas, were awakened from
their comatose condition in the course of
timo, and lifting their foo5 laognidly
started forward. When tho driver from
tbo suburbs came to tho corner ho
turned southward and thus committed
on awful blunder, for he drove his team
into Church street. Within ten minutes
nearly all the north bound street car
travel on the west side of New York was
blocked; there were half a dozon car
drivers around the produce wagon, and
tho countryman was reduced to blank
despa r. His wagon was firmly wedged
across the street, with all the cars and
car drivers urging it northward, but its
progress was effectually barred m that
direction by the driver of tho coal cart,
who resolutely refused to yield aniucli.
Then a burly policeman sauntered up.
aud looking at tho driver of tho coal
cart for a moment, cried loudly:
"Move on there, you tamer.
"To clear the way."
"Clear tho way yourself."
Thon tho policeman seized the horse
by tho bit and yavked the cart out of
the way. This was followed by a similar
service to the countryman, and the jam
"Como an' see ino some time, Tarn
rappo?" "Oh, if I ever ketch yon," cried tho
countryman. "I'll come and see "
"Yaus, do, bung-starter, do. Oi livo
in the East river. Drop in ouny toiue.
A Chinese yam in on Ithaci, N. Y.
garden is growing ut the ruto of five
inches a day.
Iu Bedford county, Va , there stands
a chestnut trco that is 27 foot around.
In Jefferson county, Mo., a parsnip 50
iuches long aud 13 inches in circumfer
enco was grown.
At tho Tokay vineyard, urar Fayette
yille, N. C, is a vine 25 years old which
boro 100 bushels of grapes.
A largo farm near Stockton, Cal , has
boen completely cleaned of its crops by
millions of little birds no larger tluu a
Tho Arctic raspberry is ono of tbo
smallest plants known. A six ounce vial
will hold the whole plant, branches,
leaves and all.
A watermelon vino grown by the
Reams brothors, of Harris county, G.i .
is 1700 feet long, and it has produced
400 pounds of melons.
Tho famous Bid well Uar orange tree
in California is 25 foet tall, and its trunk
is 43 inches in circumfereuce. It boro
last year, 2073 oranges.
Tho largest opple ever grown in Amer
ica came from Nebraska, and weighed
twenty-nine and a half ounces. The
Smithsonian Institute baa a model of
In a garden at Bowling Green, Ky., is
a bush that bears a large, deep red rose,
with two perfect small roses in the cen
ter which are miniature copies of the big
On the table lands of southwestern
Arizona at altitudes of 8000 to 12000 feet,
a species of wild potato grows which is
said to be suporior in taste and flavor to
the best cultivated potatoes.
John H. Parnell's peach orchard at
West Point, Ga., is the largest in tho
world. The trees are planted upon dif
ferent slopes, so that when all ure not
bearing, a crop is certain in one place or
another every year. There are 123,000
Ruined by Drinking Water.
A well known dentist called the atten
tion of a reporter to the effects of
Alleghany river water on the leeth of a
large portion of our citizens. He stated
that thero were more persons afflicted
with white decay or crumbling teeth in
this vicinity than in any other city in
which he had practiced. The teeth of
those afflicted with this form of disease
were generally very white, and they
gradually crumbled into powder. He
attributed the great prevalence of white
decay to the absence of lime in the drink
ing water. People suffer from aeiditv
of the system, and lime was the alkali
wbich would benefit them. In the east
ern portion of Pennsylvania, or lather in
counties where the people drank "hard"
water, they generally had hard and
sonnd teeth; but iu communities where
"soft" water was used, the opposite was
found. He advised the drinking of lime
water by people troubled with white de
cay. Pittsburg Commercial.
"Are you married?" a.sked the justice
of a man wbo bad been arrested for va
grancy. "No, I'm not married, but my wife is."
"No trifling witb the court."
"Heaven save us! I'm nottriflinu with
the court. I was married. My wife got
married again, but I didn't; eo I'm no!
married, bat my wife is."
Had and Would.
Tbe colloquial use of tbo same con
traction I'd, for I bad and I wonld has
been exieoded imperceptibly into writ
ing and printing, with results that
threaten to supercede would altogether,
and replace it nioro improperly by had.
Some of our ablest writers have fallen
into this iselleganey, or allowing their
printers to do so among others Mr.
Thuekeray, who says in the "Virgin
ians," "I had rather had lost an arm,"
instead of "I would rather have lost an
arm," and Mr. CarlylJ.who has "A doom,
for Quebec (tho negro) wbich I bad
rather not contemplate," instead of
"would rather not." Instances of this
unnecessary corruption of the word are
to be found so far back as the days of
Shakespeare and a century later in the
usually well written and classical page
of the Tattler and Spectator. When had
is followed by that word better, as in
th nhrasB. "Voa had hotter." it is an
: H .nKu,;titta t,t 1 1 nil rr)t 1
"you bad better do so and so," has the
advantage of being more laoonio than
the ftynonymoua phrase, "It would be
better if you would do so." When bad
it followed by have, its nse is still more
ungrammatical. Thus, when tho Times
nf March 12, 1870, says, "Sir Wilfred
Lawson had better have kept to bia orig
iual proposal." So also tho Spectator
of March 2. 1870, when it wrote, "The
motion had better bo withdrawn," was
guilty of a permissible colloquiolism,
was grammatic illy incorrect, anil should
have writteit, "It would be better if tho
motion were withdrawn." In like man
ner the Examiner fell in the prevalent
carelessness when it wrote March 2,1879,
"If the Univprsity of Loudon, after an
existence of thirty years cannot produce
a competent mau, it had better ceaso to
Who has not watched in puramer days
tbe glistening throng of snails upon the
banks of streams? From the bridge at
low ti le the muddy flat scintillates and
gleams as if flecked with diamonds as
the shells move in close pursuit bohind
the outgoing tide, the march reversing
as it rises, a continual courssng back
and forth beius carried on throughout
the summer. But the first cold wind
causes a perceptible diminution of their
numbors, and finds tho vast population
in winter sleep. They do not assimilate
food iu other words, eat, digest or
grow nutil the reanimating tempera
ture of fifteen degrees C, or thereabout,
comes again. The mollmka aro perhaps
tho most remarkable for tho long contin
uance of this condition. The laud snails
during the winter close their r-hells with
a calcareous plate cf cpiphragm, leaving
a small orifice for breathing, and buried
iu the earth, remain in n quiescent stota
for periods of Ion? duration. It is in
this condilion, or immediately after tho
formation of tho white epiphragm, that
tho ediblo snails about Paris are most
esteemed. In the British museum aro
enrttiiu shells that were brought from
Egypt aud thoughtlessly gnmmrd to a
staud. and four years later wero found
alive by tha curator. They were not at
all affected by their long sleep, and lived
for several years later. Their pnlsation
at tho time of lha capture was 110, that
during hibernation was not distinguish
able. Many of tho fresh water mussels
retreat to the deep mud and sleep
throughout tho wintor, and the sams
may be true cf salt water forms.--Second
A $182,000 l.'nuie of Poker.
"It was on my trip to Pittsburg, up
the Ohio, that I played my last gumo of
c.iri's," said Col. Dan Rico. "It was in
'49 on board the steamer Revolution, and
I have never turned a card for pleasure
or profit siiice. I don't think I ever told
this circumstance beforo. I used to bo
teiriblyfoud of poker. It was a great
game in tho old days, and U yet, I
guess. I bad about $400,000 in
money and property, ami I owned
the steamboat on which wo were travel
ing. My ring-master, Canada Bill, the
famous garubltr who died iu Reading,
Pa., a couple of years ago, a young
blood from Wheeling and myself consti
tuted the party at poker that night.
When we quit I was 8182,000 ahead."
"You must have held some remarkable
bauds during the game, Colonel," sug
gested tho reporter.
"No, sir; it wasn't that so much as it
was 1 had more mouey than they. They
put np their watches and diamonds, and
my wife was nearly crazy, for she never
knew I played cards. I gave them their
jewelry back but kept the cash. Canada
Bill lost $100,000, and tho Wheeling
chap lost about $80,000. Canada Bill
was notorious gambler, and played high,
but that was the biggest game he ever
played, I guess. Pettybone, tho poker
king, as they call him, taught me how to
play cards. From that night on to this
day I have never played a game of cards
A beautiful young lady tripped into
Dr. Hatchett's drug store a few days ago,
and told young Mr. Speight, who pre
sides there, that she wishod some castor
oil, and asked him if he could mix it up
so as to disgntsa the taste of it.
"Ob, yes," said Mr. Speight. Pres
ently Speieht said: "Will you have a
class of soda water. Miss ?"
"Ob, yes," says she. After drinking
the soda water the young lady waited
awhile, and then aked Speight if the
castor oil was ready.
"Oh." aays Speight, "you havo al
ready taken the castor oil in the soda
"Great heavens!" said the young lady,
"I wanted the oilfor my mother.
A Galveston school teacher aaked a
new boy: "Jt a carpenter wants to cover
a roof fifteen feet wide by thirty feet
broad with shingles five feet broad by
twelve feet lone, how many shingles will
be needed? The boy took down bis hat
and slid for the door. "Where are you
going?" askeJ the Uacher. "To find a
carpenter. He onght to know that bet
terthan any of we fellera." Hartford
A vonng politician explained the tat
tered condition of bit trousers to his
father by stating that lie was sitting
under an apple tree enjoying himself,
when tho farmer's dog cams along and
I coctetted his seat.
Every day'a experience sho. i
much more actively education KOe.
out of tho achool room than i 0 ?, n
"la wealth a monopoly?" a-ks t!, p
ton Commercial Bulletin. That .W .
upon wbo ba, it. UitUj JE&'P
iawe-no. 3 ?e.ifit
Man's character is an element of i
wealth, and you cannot make Lira r t )
in what bo has except aa you leu-h t
to bo rich in what he is. 7 teMh -
It is said that when a mau waan
compliment a Nejr England wom0 2
must call her bright; but
wishes to please a Southern wouJn h
must say she is sweet.
Dr. Oliver 8. Taylor, of Auburn V
1., tbe one surviving member of d!lh
mouth College'a Class of 1808, i Do V"
his ono hundredth year of lif,.
joys perfect hoalth of mind and body.
Erastus Brooks has seen mnr. i
one hundred and twenty journal,
and dio 1Q the city ot New York slon.
and boheves that over 820,000 000 Lu
been apent on the city newspapers since
Tho church which Eugenie intend,
building at Flamborough, Eugln.l i
memory of her son, will cost guVoon
Tho coilius of Napoleon III. and the
Princo Imperial will bo placed io thii '
Ostrich chicks aro batching ont at ths
ostrich furm neor Anoheim at the rate of
one a day, When they first come out of
the egg they are about the siza of a half,
grown duck. They have good anpetite.
and grow rapidly.
"Never laugh at the misfortune of
others," is a very pretty motto; but who
can help laughing at the full-dressed
dude who steps off a horse Cir in the
wrong direction, whirls around as though
dropped offa cork screw, ami measures
his gracious self on tho crossins? Puck.
It took young Paronby all aback when
at tho theater the other evening, L
whispered to hia girl that be guessed he
would step ont a moment to take the air
and nhe quickly responded. "It isyery
oppreseivo. George; I guess I'll go out
A lady of experience observes that a
good way to pick out a husband is to see
how patiently the man waits for dinner
when it is behind timo. If be doesn't do
nnything more violent thun kick the fur
niture hois a patient and good nature!
man. Boston Post.
A Pittsburg girl who bad refused a
good looking telegraph repair man three
times within six months gave us a reasoa
that ho was too much of a wanderer.
That bo roamed from polu to pole, from
one climb to ouother, and if he did come
home, ho 'd be insulate that the neigh
bors would bo s uro to talk.
A Colorado swindle is to buy a lot of
"remnants" of Texis herds, mostly
barren cows and bony steers, have them
"booked," compute the increase by ordi
nary rules, and after a while sell the lot
on the range, of course without count
ing. It is said that in this way herds of
2,000 havo been Bold and paid lor as 10,-
A curious Chinese delicacy is pickled
eggs tht have been buried for years,
that their flavor muy, like w ine, bo im-
provod. A Bimilur custom prevails at
Manilla, whera ducks' eggs are brooded
until the young is formed, and then ate
boiled and sold iu special stalls as are
An old gentleman finding a couple of
his nieces fencing with broomsticks,
said: "Come, come, my dears, that kind
of accomplishment will not help you in
getting husbands." "I know it, uuelo,"
responded one of the girls, as she gave a
lunge, "but it will help us to keep our
husbands in order when we have got
A young lady who graduated from a
high school last July is teaching school
up in New Hampshire A bashful young
gentleman visited tho school the other
day and was asked by the teacher to say
a few words to the pupils. This was his
speech: "Scholars,! hope you will al
ways love your school and your teacher
as much as I do." Tableau giggling
boys and girls una a blushing school-ma'am.
On her weddins day an Indiana girl
wrote something, sealed it in an envel
ope, and gave it to an intimate frienJ.
"If I am alivo six months from now,"
she said, "give this back to me un
opened. If lam dead, read it." On tbe
day that tho half year expired, the bride
committed suicide, and tue enclosure
was found to be a statement that she ex
pected no joy from the marriage, but
was willing to give it a trial beforo de
ciding to take her own life.
TJnoleSam'a example: One of our most
influential Georgia grangers was super
intending affairs at bis cotton press we
other day, when he was accosted by a
neighbor: "I see, colonel, that the tariff
bill has passed." "Is that so? How
about cotton tiea?" "S:ill 35 per cent,
ad valorem." "Wll, here, you boys,
tnarl silt anotuer snovel o- nana iu u"
middle of that bale; I can't afford to re
form until the tariff does." And the sift
ing wss strictly attended to. Georgia
The oldest "newspaper woman" in the
country is said to be Mrs. Harriet
N. Prewett, who from 18 to iou.
editor, proprietor, bookkeeper and mail
ing clerk of the Yazoo City, (Miss )
Whig, afterward the Banner. At the
same time she kept her own bouse and
brought up her three fatberlesschiloren.
Finally her health gave way, and for
twenty years she has been a helpless in
valid. She, however, continues to com
pose poems and sketches, and is fond oi
talking of ante bellumdays of the south,
and the great leaders who then figured m
"I wish I was an elephant!" softly '
claimed the financial editor, looking up
from the highly figurative article h
writing, the other afternoon. ""b"
the blazes do you want to be an elepbanj
for, such hot weather as this?" queried
the third assistant office boy, who
sitting calmly on the New England ex
change editor's desk, swinging his ueeij
and placidly smcking the fashion editors
shortest and choicest black clay P'P
"Because when an elephant has a cow
they alwgys give him five gallon
whisky." murmured the financial editor
returning to hia writing r. ith eib'a-""
I Boston Globe.