TBI OLD TUBNP1KE. W hear no noti the clanatni hoof, Andlheitaireooa nritl''ih : for lb team-kirn rulM itie irtka woriO, And Ihe old fik-'a lil lie. The sraw oreepe e'er ilia fl:nty path. And the Healthy deUlfe -ual. Where 01 oe lb laxe-Doiae day by day Ufted b f HOQ haul. Ho mora tbe weary stager droedi Tba Ml of tbroomlu( mum: Ho mora tba buiilinc landlord turn, At Uia eound of tba rebel ug horn; for tba duat Una till upon tba road, And brlibl-eiel children play, Where oooo tba olallerlnf boot and wheal Rallied along the aj. Mo mora wa hour tba cracking whip, Or tba itrong wbarla rumbling round; Ab, ba, tba water drlvee lunu, And ao Iron biraa U found I The eoaob itantU rmtlng In the yard, And tba bona balb anuKht the plow; I Wa have innil tba world with ao Iron rail, And tb eteam king rulaa na now I Tbelold turnpike la a i Ike no mora, w iiia fittf Mdnrta Ihn rtte: We have made iu a mad fur our bora ta llrlda, akih ma riiiKii e flln raia. Wa bare nlkd tt valleya and levelled the blllf, Aud tuuneifd tbe mouuuin urns Ann round tbe rough crag's dizzy verge, Feaileatly on we ride I On-en on with a haughty front; A pufT, aahrlek, aud a bound; While ike tardy o:ho wtke loo lata, To babble taciThe aonnd: And ike old r-ikenad l If ft alone, And tba ttactr (ought Uit plow; We bave circled tbe eanb wlib Iron rail, And to eirem king rulea ua i ow I OLD TALK. Connecticut," remarked a college profeBsor, "is more rural to-day, than it was a century ago. ai nrsi auuii u aertion aoema to border on the ridiou lous, but studying more closely the causes that lead to auch a conclusion, we aee, gradually,-what surprisea us In no little degree, concentration of force and business enterprise in tbe large cit ies, emigration to tbe farming lands of tbe west, and a consequent depopulation and abandonment of tba interior Tillages nd settlements of tbe state. Striking out a little, off tbe beaten track, this condition is exempHSod. Very few young people are aeon making their homes in tbe remote districts; tbe poor impoverished farms are left to tbe care of the old folks, an old man patch ing up a fence here and there, a plot of lima beans waiting for the eons that are tall enough to gather them, the corn patch Tory slowly stripped, seem signifi cantly to say, "there are only two for breakfast, dinner and supper, the long weeks through." It is as aim out as tad to look upon tbe . deserted orchards, with tbe red apples crimsoning tbo green grass benuatb, meadows filled with the beautiful but destroying white weed, as it is to look upon tho skeletons of the once largely populated mining oamps of Nevada and California, which John Muir speaks so ' obaraoteriBtically of , as the "dead cit ies." Here, however, the skeletons of whatonoe was, are wrapped about with veil, at onee so beautiful and useful in a picturesque sense, that the "passing away" impression ia modified after tbe first abarp recognition of its existenoe. Traveling from New York to New Haven, we see a little of tbe power of the magnet, which draws so strongly from the oountrr, Tho manufacturing interests are immense, and impresses strangers so curiously, being so different to tho wheat uud vino-gr wing industries of the west. Near every stream and sound inlet, the great dark buildings loom, and at early morning and noou, tbe tide of human beings pours in tnd out.' - We pass rapidly from tbe dark, smoky atmosphere of the cities to tbe pretty subuibB. We glide, as if by magio, through wood alter wood, the old trees 5orgoous iu orimson, "russet and gold." bo chestnuts and hickory nuts are bare' )y rijio, but boys are in tbe topmost branches, and when with long pent up and thon with well-directed force tbe tolling ebuke is given, tbe precious prizes drop with ma filed thuds into the brown crisp leaves. And then for the scramble! As we Btop, occasionally, at a switch station, the oonduotor. in a leisure mo rn out, and perhaps an enthusiastic trav eler or two, jump off the car, and bunt in the grass for the dry burrs, with the half revealed fruit, while the occupants of the oozy cushioned seats, watch with amusement from the oar windows, and quietly realize that there will not be enough to "go round." Arriving iu New Haven, we soon dis cover, that for us Yale College holds the greatest interest, and that we are not aloue in oonsidoring it the nucleus, or oenter point of attraction. Driving un der its arched elms, a few miuutes be fore lecitations, one ia arrested by the sound of the tramp of many foet upon tbe pavement. A enormous prooession of open books seem to come marobing down the sidewalk, a consideration and notice of their ownera being a seoond thought. Standing on New Haven green, aud surveying the various edifices that form the oollege square, ratifies the good im pression obtained by examining any old wood out of tba more venerable build iogs, and the later photographs and en gravings of the more modern struotutes. Iuterosting as these various storm and brick walls are, for old association's sake, cf far greater interest is the tran ... aient world that occupies them, always .--xiBtinu; yet uevor the same a oomniu "ty of many interests, yet united pur '.se. It was only last year that thedilapi . it d stone steps wete removed from tbe ont of ."Old Bonth Middle," worn al most through by the foot stops of tbe , boys of a century. The "old brick row," well preserved aa it has been, shows little signs of age. In tbe interior, the dork narrow passages atnke one as gloomy, and the low ceil ings give a cramped appearance to the rooms, which is almost counterbalanced by the ooiincsa engendered by sucb a atyie 01 arcniteoture, ana neigbtened by the warm colored draperies which adorn the windows and doors. In fact, it seems diffianlt to realize that the most vener able of the buildings, "Old South Mid dle," waa erected in 1760, and the old chapel, now used for academio purposes only, in 17C3. Farnham and Darfee fa Uoiicge and him. atreets; these are newer edifices, like an exquisitely set gem, nnitea these, two buildings at the junction of the two streets. The library, mnseum.sckool of desii , and varieus laboratories dot tbe various atreeU facing the campus, while the theological department.Marquand chapi uu oucuiuiu Dcieuuno dcbooi are much orlLtr south of the main buildings. As the hours of recitation draw to a close, the ouiet of the acune changes (Undents come strolling out on the green in little clusters, and then separate into two and threes, and disappear along the wide avenue of rims, tbe branobes loo ing and interlacing each other, in a gor geously autumn tinted fantasy, as bril liant as it is short lived, while the frost, aa if jealous of tbe beauty it has created, waits with its tarnishing hand to fling over tba woods its November mantle of mom nine ourule and brown. In conversation with one of the oldest professors of Yale, be remarked that It was one of the greatest desires of the ool lege to have representatives from tbe various and most widely separated stales in the union. To oome in contaot with men possessing, often necessarily, views diametrically opposite to bis own.bread ens the man and generates a spirit of tolerution, nhich is one of the most im portant anticipated results of a college career. The majority of the student's apartments are very pretty, ana a num ber of tbem exquisitely fnrnlshed. One on the fourth floor of one of tbe build ings, wbore the gable windows break the squsreness of tbe rooms, especially at tracted our attention. The walls were painted a doep cream tint, with a dull mulberry dado a rug toned to the tints of the wall, but neigbteneuia ooior wun brilliant dashes of crimson, orange and dark blue, so blended with one another that there was no harshness in effect, covered tbe center of the room, while the wooden floor at tbe edges was stained a deep brown. Partierres of dregs of wine tint, bor dered with chamois tinted plush, draped ibe doors of tho sleeping rooms, which opened out on opposite sides bf the study like wines. Oil paintings adorned the walls. A pair of antlers snd a deer'aJ bead ornamented odd corners oi tne room, a fox skin rug thrown before the lounge, a oloverly executed sketch in oil on an easel, in the dim corner of which coald be lecoguized a California artist's name, besides a pencil drawing of JUsti mer's. with creek willows delicately out lined on tbe banks of the Itussian river, Droved that a western oollegiao bad something to do with the beautifying of the room. A few minutes later the chums entered, Maine and California. Maine, had the draperies woven in bis father's mills, in some of the lonely fastnesses of the New England hills, while California contrib nted the trophies of the hunt and the delicate work of brush and penoil, from tbe city far beyond the wentern plains. "It is as serious an affair, remarked a indent thoughtfully, one morning, "to choose a chum as it is to select a wife; jjU can't get rid of each other you must agree, or disagree, as it may hap pen, for four years.' This is one of the first disciplines tuat oollege offers. It takes a certain amount of forbearance, and a tolerance of individual peculiari ties to live in harmony with each other ho long a time in such circumscribed limits. But it is a world tf youth, not so ar cadian perhaps, as in the days of Cronus, before Pandora opened the sealed oasket, but one of knowledge of good and evil, more satisfactory on the whole, as Hope figures conspicuously as the guardian angel. Ihe professors are not the walking embodiments of abstract ideas that one is prepared to imagine. Under the crusty and often sharp exterior, there exists a sympathy and a loadneBS lor the young collegiates which they consider a relig ions duty to conooal. The warm bond of friendship which unites classmates and eollego friends is something rarely il ever broken. Occasionally death steps in and severs it, as in the case of one oi the most popular and beat beloved sen iors a few days ago. As he lay very low in his room knots of anxious comrades held watch on the campus for tidings the long night through. In the coldesl gray of the morning, before daybreak, bis chum staggered down the steps of the dormitory, and burying his faoe in his hands, oried loudly, "Boys, it is all over- with poor Tom." There was not a dry eye in the little chapel in ihe afternoon when President Portor conducted the memorial services, and as the boys took their last mutt parting with their comrade, his last words (to bis chnni, as be regained con sciousness for a few minutes), seemed present with them. "Dave, turn Tom over; Tom's tired," He then passed peacefully away, without a struggle or a sitfh. The oollege germaus. promenades and athletics are a wholesome break in the otherwise dull and trying routine of tht stndent'a life. Much as oollege athlotios have been ruthlessly oritioised and con deomed by many throughout the coun try-, there really stems uotlung existing that can take their place. They serve s purpose ia preserving a toue of health throughout these institutiona which would be wof ally, lacking it they were abandoned. TLe question still remains to be agitated, and very powerfully, too, by the most advanced miuds of the pres ent sdvanoed.oentury, whether the cram ming system, in its infancy in our com mon schools, and in its f nil da elopment to a most direful extent in our most important and largest colleges, is not a barbarism of "modern civilization." Disciples of custom, as collegians are in tbe question of their own educatiop, it ia amusing to note the popular preju dices of the majority of women. "Te look at a college girl," exclaimed a popu lar aenior, "gives me malaria." "Which accounts tor the chronio invalidism of Yale," retorted a coasmate sarcastically, who had a pretty cousin at Vassar. Be this aa it may, the society beauty's career ia not always an unshadowed one, aa the "higher educated yonng ladies" may imagine. An incident of this had the run of the oollege papera, and as it concerns a Cali fornia student baa naturally a place here. He invited a New Haven belle out skating, and not being so proficient in that art as hia eastern brethren, slipped on the treacherous ice and dragged his fair partner with him. His sham skate just skipped her face, and no more. "Do you know, Mr. ," she said eoberly, ' nr.. .!,... V...1 J.-..A I u jwui tuiv nu uiougurou mo you would have had to marrr me." "O horrors! no." replied the youth emohati- eally, in the excitement of the moment, "I would not P Cor. S. F. Bulletin, A little bov came to kia mnthor ruinr. lvandBiud: "Mamma. I al nnl.l think that if I Was tDada of ilrmt f wnnl.l trek , .. . i . . - c uuuuy insiae wiien 1 drink. A CI'RIOCH MIXUSCBHT. Amons tba manuscript left by the mjor was tbe following: One day while roaming with my gun I ohanced to go further than I was wont, but wnen I turned to retraco my sUips I found that I was con-pletely bewildered as to tne proper course. I bad been dreaming along a I walked,- for the loaves, color ing under the touch of the season's first frost, the bleacning grass, vue naze overhead, and the aoftly sighing air all bad combined to muke me forgot my self. I walked rapidly in what I thought to be a borne direction, but alter an Lour bad passed I found myself even more bewildered than at first. Arkan- aaw was a wild country in those days so wild tbst yon could sometimes travel for days without seeing a unman naoita tion. J begao-to get excited. Any one who Is familiar with the woods knows there is no feeling like becoming excited in a forest. It is inexplicable like the shaking that sometimes seizes a liunter, especially if be be a new one, when a deer approaches. When a man in tbe woods is convinced that be is lost be feels an almost irresistible impulse to run wild. Cbildron have been lost in the woods, and in half a day's time thoy are, in aome instanoes, so wild that when fonnd they will bite and scratch and scream, even if their mothers approach them. I felt this excitement coming on me, and I knew that if I did not do something to counteract its influence I would go wild. Thon I reflootcd how often I had been temporarily lost, and bow at any other time I would have laughed at the idea of running wild. I thought that I would fire off my gun that it would afford some relief. I looked around, And my hair stood on end. My gun was gone. "I bad it a moment ago." I thoughtfully mused; "what could I have done with it?" and I threw back my head and howled. "I mut not encourage such outbreaks," I said to myself "for a man will go wild even in a city if be howls very much;'' and I remembered that when I was a boy several of my companions went wild while shouting in admiration of a circus procession, and tuut the snow men caught them and put them iu cagHS, where they remained, even defying the reoognitiou of their purents. One of tbe boys was named Luke Horn, and when his futher came along and locked at Luke, tbe boy held out his paw- he had paws at that time and the old gentle man jumped back and exclaimed: "Why, that devilish monkey wants to take hold of me." I laughed at this recollection and I got down and gnawed at the root of a tree. Then I arose and bowled. I couldn't stand ou my bind feet very long yes, hanged if I didn't have four loet and a tril by tuis time, ihe truth is, T had gradually become a wolf. I feel tbut any one who chooses to read this manuscript will smile incredulously at this, and produoe all kinds of argu ments to prove the impossibility of a man retrograding mto a wolf; and prob ably the same niau, loo, may bo a be liever in the theory of evolution. I shall not argue this point, though, for in re gard to my own experienoe I am certain, while any one who opposes me could only protest without proof, and - hence arguments would be mere assertions uu . sustained by a single fact. i baa not been a fully developed wolf but a few moments until several othei wolves came from tho valley below and began to sniff around me. When satis fied that I was gonuine they sat down, whereupon we all began to discuss the advisability of getting 'something to eat. It was soon decided that we shoild go down'into the valley, where there was a farm well stocked with sheep. The men tiou of sheep made my mouth water, for, being a wolf, I was as hungry as myself. We started on our expedition and soon reached the farm. Just as we jumped over the fenoe to seize the sheep a man sprang from behind a stump and fired npon us. A buckshot wounded one of my hind legs, and, after vainly attempt ing to leap over the fenoe, I fell among a lot of bushes, where I lay perfectly still, hoping to escape observation. In this I was disappointed, for the old fui mor ran to me, thrust his gun between the bushes and aimed at my head. I whined piteously and shut my eyes, ex pecting to be blown into atoms, but tbe farmer did not shoot. "I wonder what sort of a dog a wolf would make," said the farmer, turning to his sun. "This fellow whines so that I don't want to finish bim. He must have been led into this thing. Let me see if be wants to bito," and be put bis hand on my head. I did not bite him, but licked his band. He was so veil pleased at this that hn took me up and carried me to the bouse. My wound was soon dressed, and after they bad given me somethiug to eat I felt pretty comfortable. Still I was a wolf, and, although they were so kind to me, yet I meditated revenge. I wanted to do some deviltry and then go back to my companions. Oue day, after I bad thoroughly reouvend, the old man set me to watching tuo sbi-tp in a small pasture. He seemed to have confidence in me, for he did not even look back af ter he crossed the feuce. How I wished for my companions, and I howled. Tbe sheep became frightened and huddled together, I howled again, aud au an swer came from the woods. Another howl, and my companions jumped ovr the fenoe. I selected a young lamb that had ever looked sweet and tender to me. and I made a spring for bim, when bang went a gun and 1 fell over, snot through both fore legs. I looked np and saw the. farmer coming. I whined, but he frowned and leveled his gun at my head I lay in bed at borne. Numerous friends stood around me, and wnen told them not to shoot again, they as sured me tbst I waa out of danger. "You have been in a very dangerous oondition. said one or my mends. "Several days ago yon went out hunting, and as you did not return at your accus tomed time several of aa went out to look for you, and you may imagine our horror when we saw your body in a pool. We drew you out, and were rejoiced to discover that life waa not extinct. Yon had evidently been walking very rapidly. and had stepped into the pool before discovering it. Xonr face wore an ex pression of alarm, and we could not see that you had made an effort to get out, and I really do not believe that you bad" . When I recovered I asked my friend !fo iima mA tb nool. which be did, then leaving me as I requested. I did " membor to have ever seen the pool, but I recognized a tree close by. Some thing bad been gnawing the root of the tree, and I could plainly aee the print of a wolf's teeth. From this tree I went down into a valley, along no trail, but by a way strangely familiar. lr soon reachod a fence, and looking over I aaw a flock of sboep feediug, 1 went to tbe farm bouse not far away, where I found a farmer who did not know me, but who e faoe to me was familiar. I talked to him about sheep raising, and finally I adroitly turned the conversation upon wolves. . "I bai a very strange experience with a wolf," he said. "About two week ago I beard wolves howling in tho day time, which is rare. I did not know but they intended a raid on my sheep, and taking my gun I went out to the sheep pasture and bid behind a stump. I had not been there long when the wolves jumped over tbe fence. I fired and one of them foil over in the bushes. '1 loaded my gun, ran to him and waa on the eve of shoot inn when be whined and gave me a look so nearly human that I could not shoot. I put my band on bis beau, ana ue looked at me by George, sir, no offense i itended, but he had an eye nearly like yours." "No apology necessary," X repnea, "please go on with your story." "He was won ndedin the bind leg, and after it was dressed it healed with wonnderful rapidity. Sometimes the animal's eyes would have a human ex pression and then again it would glare like any other wolf's eye; but upon the whole, he seemed so intelligent and ap peared to be so anxious to do something to repay me that olo day I took him down to the pasture and told him to watch the sheep. Well, sir, I hsdu t more than reached the bouse when I heard him. howl. I seized my gun, stole around and watched.- He kept on howling, and pretty soon 1 saw several wolves jump over the fenoe. Just then my wolf made a dash alter a lamb and I shot him. He was only wounded and I ran to bim and blew his bead off." "When did this occur?" "Last Thu sdoy." "What time?" "About2o'olock." I turned and walked away. It was the very time when I reg-ined conscious ness and found' my friends standing around me. Arkansaw Traveler. A Mitred Hermit. A few weeks ago the pope's nephew, Count Camille, was married in Paris. He and his bride bave now arrived at Rome, and are lodged close to the Vatican. It is expressly stated that they have taken up their residence provision ally in the palace of Santa Marta, as if to dispel any surmises tbat tne count was to be finally located in tbe neighborhood of bis uncle. Whether he live in Home or return to the sequestered region in tbe south to which the Pecci ianiily be longs is a matter of indifference to the church or the kingdom of Italy. The deolsion affeots the pope as an individual and not as pontiff. Dignity and responsi bility isolate. Nowhere is loneliness more complete than on a throne. A spiritual sceptre such as the pope sways marks a circle yet wider around bim, which the ordinary companionship created by a community of official cares and aims cannot penetrate. Political oi ran instances have deepenod for Leo XIII. the solitude in which a pope habitually dwells. Whon he was ao- claimed Hnd adored as sovereign pontifl by bis brethren oi the conolave he doubt levs hoped soon to break tbe bar nets which bis predecessor had chosen to raise around him. Pope Pius had, at any rate, the satisfaction of having built bis own lail. xiis imprisonment was bis own voluntary aot. Pope Leo merely inbt rited the condition of oaptive. Ihe policy was not his, and it may be conjec tured he would not have been its author. He is a boin diplomatist, and knows bow muoh can be effeoted in statesmanship by personal interoouse. He has personal gifts not confined t-j the oomposition ol graceful Latiu verse, and would not have been displeased to mix with the Romau world. He could scaroely bave expected that the drive he took on the morning after election, to his private house on the other side of the Tiber, was to be bis last escape from the Vatican for long years, if not for life. The atmosphere about, him baa overcome bis better knowledge and instincts. He bos been compelled to resign himself with a good grace to be a standing protest against facts which none more clearly than he know to be irreversible. Nothing could be more natural than that a pope, and especially a pope of the nature and doom of rope Leo, should crave for a glimpse of aometbing like common home. He may well wish to establish by bis side a source of family associations. If it should be determined to plant tbe house hold of Count Camille Pecoi permanent ly under the shadow of tbe Vatican, the pope will be the gainer, and nobody else is oonoerned. London Times. Ericsson's Destroyer. What looked like a long block box. tapering at both ends, with a lead col ored box on top of it and a blaok smoke stack rnnmng up tbrougn tbe middle, lav at a New York wharf. It was Capt. John Ericsson's torpedo boat Destroyer, which, the inventor funks, will destroy vessels that are impregnable to shot thrown against their sides. In her gun, which painted out at the bow, about night feet below tbe surface of the water, was a long steel cylinder, ibis was tbe projectile which in war would be -supplied with a torpedo at tbe conioal- sbaped tip, to explode on striking tbe side of a ship and blow ber to pieces. In the experiments a net will be low ered into the sea to aorre aa a target and fired at distanoes of from 300 to 500 feet. On the bow of the little craft, which waa almost submerged, were two wooden floats to support the net in tbe water. The projective are hollow and made so that they will float The tendency to rise is so carefully adjusted as not to in terfere with tbe flight nndei tne water or to destroy the aim. They are expected to oome to the surface about 700 feet from the veasel, and they will pursue a perfectly horizontal course for 500 feet at least. They will travel the first 300 feet in three seconds or a little less. They weigh 1500 pounds each. In the experiments there will be no occasion to use the torpedoes. The object will be to tost the distance of flight and the ao enraoy of aim. The experiments hitherto have been conducted in still water, and the firing off Sandy Hook will be the first deep sea practice. The Destroyer has attained a speed of seventeen knots an hour, and her fullest capacity has not been reached. Although ber hull proper is almost entirely under water, she is seaworthy, for everything can be battened down and no water can got into ber. Blowers ventilate tbe boat perfectly. All ber working apparatus is below water aVl it would be next to im possible to disable ber in an engagement. If tbe iron house built on top of ber and her smoke-stack were knocked off en tirely it would make no difference. She would be as serviceable as ever. A steel plate eighteen inohes thick is set in front of the pilot's position to dofleot balls if they should strike there. The pilot is entirely surrounded by iron-work, and looks out through a small hole on a level with bis eyes to get bis bearings. He can touch off the gun when be gets in exaot rt nge and immediately back off to safety. There is a dummy plug at the opening in the boat where the projectile goes out. This is shot away with the projectile, and a valve doses over the hole to keep out the water. Only enough water to fill the gun can get in anyway, and this can be quickly pumped out by a steam siphon. Ko there ia no danger from this source. There is no room to spare on tbe boat, but sulnoient tor tne uses required, me Destroyer is tbe only craft that shoots torpedo nnder water. N. Y. TJmes. Daniel Webster's Brother Zeke. "Did Webster consider any of his brothers and aisters as possessed of ability?" "Oh, yej. His eldest brother,' Ezuk iel, be thought, was a great man, and when be made the speech against Hayne of South Carolina, which made bim the popular bero of the whole union, Web ster said : 'How I wished tbat poor Ezekiel bad lived till after this speech. I know he would have been so gratified.' The fact was that Ezekiel sacrificed him self to let Dan go to college. No more than one of tbe boys could go, and Ezekiel said: 'Dan likes oollege, and lot him stay there.' The old man finally sent Zeke to college, and be becamo a good deal of a lawyer. He bad to teach a school in Boston to pay his expenses, and among his pupils were Edward Eyjrett and George Ticknor. The Web ster boys bad a bard time in their youth through the poverty of their parents." "Which of these boys was the strong er minded?" "Dan -bad impudenoe, but the people in New Hampshire who knew them both say that be was not as capable as his brother Ezekiel. Zeke was a sensitive fellow, with a real, sincere, true mind. Dan was a splendid fellow, but tricky. When he was 49 years old Zeke Webster fell dead in the midst of an argument in the court bouse at Concord. He bad the the heart disease. Dun was a hunter, a fisherman, a Bohemian, and, as you often see in some families, be probably rtse by bantering bis big brother. In other words, Zeke, Webster's shrinking qualities forced Dan off." "Ther are a good many anecdotes about Dan Webster treasured up in Portsmouth, N. H. One of the best qualities Webster bad at tbe Portsmouth bar was his audacity, which he mixed with a good deal of dignity and defer enoe. He bad made a Bpeoialty of public speaking, and spoke with "his whole tem perament, and with a good deal of acting pownr. The judges were particularly struck with his fine bearing, bis gravity, and sometimes with his wit. The first case ho tried was for the tres pass of oue man's horse on another's pusturo field. Webster on this little cose began his argument with his eyes on the floor, as if he had committed some part of his speech to memory. He kept moving bis feet, too, but his voice roiled out so strong and fine that it filled tho whole houBU, and when he saw that ho was heard and listened to, he began to throw his head back and dpen bis eyes, and bis countenance shone. The people were tramping into the court room, and Webster continued to speak, and tbe old judges were very much im presfod indeed." "Did not Mr. Webster owe a good deaf to his appearance ?" . Oh, yes. He was a large man, close to six feet high, with raven black hair, deep, dark, intrepid eve, and he could shako bis bead and hair like a lion. He generally looked as if he had nothing to think about, but as if he could get mad tremendously. He owed a great deal to bis appearance and to his voice. These advantages enabled bim to think in trepidly. He soon got to see that tbe moment he chose to speak he would be listened to, so he took his own time about it, and therefore his thoughts en larged like the volume of his voice. People said that Zeke Webster was the best lawyer, but that he couldn't speak like Dan. Indeed, Zeke appeared to be afraid of Dan, and never rose to his good proportions till Dan went down to Mas sachusetts. Cin. Enquirer. Liquid carbonic acid is now manufao tured in considerable quantities at the great iron works of Krupp, in Essen, Prussia, and is used for a variety of pur poses. Among its most curious applica tions is that of removing bands from cannon. The great guns made at this foundry are bor.nd with iron hoops, which are driven on while expanded by a high heat, and become very tight on cooling. The removal of a ring is some times neoessary, and this is effeoted by means of the evaporation of liquid car bonic acid in contaot with the cannon, the temperature of the latter being thus reduced to many degrees below zero, causing the cannon itself to contract and loosen the ring, which retains an ordin ary temperature. A St. Paris, Ohio, dispatch of Not. 28th aays: Fice to-day destroyed thirty five houses. Engines eame from" Urbane seven miles distant, and began throwing water, twenty-seven minutes after tbe receipt of the telegram. Later estimates place the loss at 140,000; insurance, $40,000, mainlv in tbe Phoenix, Queen and Home, of Nw York. Six lovely sehoolma'ams were out rot. ft ing on the placid Monongahela last even ing. A bad man on shore, who was a bad boy a few years ago, instead of tak ing off his hat aa the boat went by, aim ply remarked, "Behold the whaling fleet." Faxhlouj In Alaska, One Indian village wandr' Li beach below the wharf dStU tloment is bidden behind I . kSli .V other side of town, and the nS from these wo place, and bu, groups on the wharf. Most ,r ,,'ils were barefooted in this cold .m 1,111 rain but wrapped in blanket. T noarly eveiy case corrvintr an .! J ' The wome and t4lffiBpHd' in their bare feet, and sat .SM dripping wharf with a reckleasnes. , h? suggested pnenraouia, oX", rheumatism and all of those kffi ft!" from which they suffer so Nearly all of the women had th?'J' blacked, and no one S2 thing more frightful and melancholy day than to be conKw bl one of these silent, stealthy flgnreaWi,? the Meat ciroW ,,f tl, -i.;?."8? ""a far1" " - k s that the widows and those who haveVnf fared great sorrow wear the black i. token thereof. Another native authoriS makt s it sign of happiness, while ooi sionallv a giggling dame confesse.X it is done to preserve the complex on ' Ludicrous as this may seem to tSi bleaobed Caucasian and ladies of ri powdered and enameled countenances' the matrons of high fashion and th. awell damsels of the Thlioktt tribe! never make a canoe voyage withont ameanng themselves well with the blaok dye that they get from a certain wild root of the woods, or with a paste 0f soot and seal oil. Oo sunny aud winai ujo u ouu,0 vuey protect themselves from tan and sunburn by this samo inky coating. Oi feast days and the great occasions, when thty wash off the black their complexions come out as fir UI creamy wmte as palest of their Japanese cousins across the water, ami (Ka . are then seen to be some air Bi,.,i. lighter than the tan colored and coffee colored lords of their tribe. . The specimen woman at Juneau wore a thin calioo dress and a think l.in blanket Her feet were bare, but she was compensated for that loan by tbe turkey red parasol . that she poised over her bead with all the com Dlacencv of a Mnnnt T)iurt kn. a tf - wa. vi asuiAfje She had blacked her face to the edge of ner eyelids and tba roots of her hair; she wore the fnll narura nf alluor nnu. ring, lip-ring and earrings with five sil ver urnceiets on eaon wrist and fifteen rings ornamenting Ber hrnrizn fWnri and" a more thoroughly proud and self- sauBneu creature never arrayed herself according to the behests of high fashion. The children pattered around barefooted and wearing but a single short garment, although the weather was as cold and drear as our November. Knt nna nf these poor youngsters even ventured on ii. i- 1 1 . i iue i-ruupy cuugu mat Deiongs . to tne civilized child that has onlv nut its nnoA rf r - out of doors in suoh weather. , One cau easily believe the records and tbe statements as to the terrible death rate among these people and marvel that any of them ever live beyond their in- r i .M . , iancy. oo tew oiu people -are seen among them aa to nnntinnallvnaiiMA rnmnrk hnf, by their Spartan system only the strong est can posaiDiy survive tne exposure ana liftl ilhina it fttlpll ft lifrt P.nnan mntinn is tho common ailment and carries them away in numbers, yet they bave no med- only to the incantations and hocus-pocus ... I. 11 1L . oi tuuir meaioine meu, uu uavu uui tua slightest care to protect themselves from CTnAillH flraai. tni,1amifQ ItflVA RU'Ant these islands at times, and forty years .. 11 i ago lue soourge oi smaupox carrieu on half the natives of Alaska.- The tribes have never regained their numbers since tbat terrible devastation, and Since then black measles and other diseases have so reduced their people that another fifty years may see these tribes extinct. GIole-Domocrat. Getting, a Criminal Practice. A murderer in New York can, if he ohooses, take his pick from a consider able number of fairly competent law yers, even though he hasn't a dollar wi',h whioh to pay. "I was five years getting a profitable criminal practioe," one ( ! the men in this line is quoted as sayirg, "and I succeeded only by serv ing gratis. I haunted policecoarts, and to every prisoner committed for trial who had no counsel, I tendered myself. In the trial oourts the judge may assign any btwyer present to defend a prisoner not provided with counsel. I made it a point to be on band for these assign ments. Of course, many of the cases were so small tbat they didn't get into the papers at all, and in soma tbat were repoited my name would not appear.but usually each hard day's work brought the desired reward in the way of pub licity. My practice grew to immense proportions, but it was a year before I could get enough money out of it in week to pay my modest board bill on Saturday night. At the end of the seo ond year I had worked np to a barely living inoome, but had a debt left to clear off; and it is only very. lately tbat I bave become established firmly enough to refuse all but cash oases. Indeed, I do not yet let a good murder fall into rival hands on socount of the perpe trator's impecuniosity. Let me advise yon to commit a sensational crime, if any, because then you oan secure law yers free more eminent ones, too, than you may imagine." N. Y. Sun. EDUCATIONAL NOTES. - Pittsburg teachers had to flog 359 pu pils during September. The admission of women to the uni versity of Louisiana is being agitated. A ladiea' school for wood carving and modeling ia to be opened in St. Louis. The Dakota lands aet apart for educa tional purposes are valued at $82,000, 000. A number of Minnesota young women are teaching aehool in the Argentine Re public' It is said that an Indian school, simi lar to those at Hampton, Va., and Car lisle, Pa., is to be opened at Oenoa, Neb. Boston has an evening high aobool whioh is so well attended this year that mora room has become neoessary to ac commodate the pupils. Tbe prospects of an establishment of a manual training achool in Baltimore are represented by the Baltimore Sun to be good.